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A healthy sweat (03/14/04)
For some people, physical fitness is a byproduct. They joined a gym to fit into the dress or the suit that hasn't been taken out of the dry-cleaner plastic in 10 years. For the others, the idea is hit the gym to get healthy and stay out of the hospital...
Drama interprets death of MLK in everyday life (03/14/04)
On the fateful evening of April 4, 1968, several working-class Kansas City, Mo. residents were gathered at a beauty salon for the usual mix of mostly light-hearted banter and radio tunes, but that was all before songs on the radio were replaced by the news that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot in Memphis...
GOP delegates for Cape Girardeau County (03/14/04)
COUNTY'S GOP DELEGATES The following 33 people were selected at Saturday's Cape Girardeau County Republican Caucus to be delegates for the 8th Congressional District at caucuses on April 24 in Poplar Bluff: Delegates: Diana L. Lawson, Al Lipke, David Ludwig, Dorothy Summers, Nathan Cooper, Lita Adams, Cheryl Adock, Chris Sawyer, Cindi Jetter, Melba Keele, John Clifton, Donna Lichtenegger, Scott Lipke, Janet Ludwig, Tom Cox, Rhoda Reeves, David Schawab, Gary Adock, Mark Yankow, Jerry Keele, Debbie Clifton, Sally Lipke, Jason Crowell, Paul Summers, Gail Cox, Gary Lange, Phyllis Schwab, Dean Sawyer, Rudy Slaughter, Diane Diebold, Peter Kinder and Cathy Jordan.. ...
World briefs 3/14/04 (03/14/04)
At least one killed as Syrian mourners riot DAMASCUS, Syria -- Hundreds of Kurds rioted at a funeral Saturday for victims of a soccer stadium stampede, vandalizing shops and state offices and shouting anti-government slogans -- a rare protest in tightly controlled Syria. ...
Lawmakers seek cap on state spending (03/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Driven by the sentiment that Missouri government was taking too much money from taxpayers, state voters in 1980 adopted the Hancock Amendment, which said that if state revenue collections grow at a faster rate than Missourians' average personal income, the state has to refund the difference...
Seminar offers new ideas for gardening enthusiasts (03/14/04)
The annual spring gardening seminar at the University Extension Center offered a dozen workshops to about 95 enthusiastic gardeners on Saturday. "I come to meet people with common interests," said Lynn Westrich of Cape Girardeau, a member of the Ramblewood Garden Club. "You get a lot of new ideas."...
Agencies plan to slow pace of Hubble Creek (03/14/04)
In an effort to slow down Hubble Creek and the watershed's erosion, government agencies are expected to come to an agreement Monday to fund a "grade control structure" that will cost roughly $100,000 to $150,000. Representatives from different agencies will approach the Cape Girardeau County Commission to discuss the issue...
Two in Perryville face drug charges (03/14/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two Perryville residents were arrested Friday after a search resulted in the discovery of methamphetamines, chemicals associated with the drug's manufacture and drug paraphernalia, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Department...
Sen. Bond discusses GOP challenges in upcoming elections (03/14/04)
The near-capacity crowd at Saturday's Cape Girardeau County Lincoln Day Dinner at A.C. Brase Arena Building heard from several Republican officials, including U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, about the importance of this year's election. "Every election is a crucial election, every election charts a course for who we want to be as a people, as a nation," said Bond, keynote speaker for Lincoln Day...
Brother-sister duo of Cape natives running for office (03/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Running for public office this year will be a family affair for Republican siblings Benjamin Lewis and Carole Iles. Lewis on Friday filed for a judgeship in the 32nd Judicial Circuit, which covers Cape Girardeau, Perry and Bollinger counties. Iles, who like her brother is a Cape Girardeau native, last month officially declared her candidacy for a seat in the House of Representatives from Boone County...
Politicians rallying to end 'diversion' of road funds (03/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Colleen Di Gregorio emerged from the Department of Revenue's motor vehicle office frustrated -- for a couple of reasons. First, she had to pay around $30 for new license plates for the Honda she had been driving for years because she transferred the title from her parents to herself...
A.G. Edwards to pay $28 million to settle case (03/14/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The brokerage firm A.G. Edwards will pay more than $28 million to settle a case with about 100 investors in Georgia, many of them retirees allegedly duped into risky investments by a former branch manager, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday...
Study finds fault with state child welfare system (03/14/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri could lose $1.5 million in federal funding if it fails to develop a plan to fix its system for caring for abused and neglected children, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said. Federal officials evaluated Missouri's child welfare program as part of reviews of all 50 states to determine if the state plans conform with the Social Security Act's child welfare requirements...
Exhibit shows role women play in America (03/14/04)
Since the earliest days, American women have fought alongside men in service of their country. By Kim Figg ~ The Jefferson City News TribuneJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gunfire, blood and dying soldiers are normally considered a man's world. Certain women, though, saw the casualties of war and even fought for the cause as early as the Revolutionary War...
FBI checks latest claim about Hoffa (03/14/04)
DETROIT -- The FBI will investigate a purported deathbed confession by a former Pennsylvania Teamster official that says he helped dispose of the body of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. The confession, said to have been written by Francis Sheeran before he died Dec. 14 in a nursing home near Philadelphia, says he flew to Pontiac the day Hoffa disappeared in 1975, picked up Hoffa's body from his killers and drove it to a trash incinerator in Hamtramck, where it was cremated...
Kerry's Brady Bunch (03/14/04)
An aspiring filmmaker, a medical student, a blacksmith and a teacher, an environmentalist and a son who easily takes to the campaign trail. They are the children in the wealthy clan that will be America's First Family if John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry move into the White House...
Mother accused in C-section death has prior conviction (03/14/04)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The woman charged with killing one of her twins by refusing a Caesarean section was convicted of child endangerment in Pittsburgh nearly four years ago, a newspaper reported Saturday. The 2000 conviction of Melissa Rowland stemmed from a supermarket incident in which she punched her daughter several times in the face after the toddler picked up a candy bar and began eating it, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. ...
Bush makes plans for Iraq war anniversary (03/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- The White House is hoping to spotlight progress in the broad war on terrorism this week as President Bush marks the one-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The focus will be on such issues as the breakup of an arms-dealing network based in Pakistan and Libya's decision to give up weapons of mass destruction, even as Bush speaks on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Monthly debates raised by Kerry (03/14/04)
QUINCY, Ill. -- In the city that saw a historic 19th century debate, John Kerry called for monthly debates with President Bush to elevate the tenor of a campaign that's opened with a relentlessly negative tone. "Surely, if the attack ads can start now, at least we can agree to start a real discussion about America's future," said Kerry, speaking Saturday to about 500 people packed into a school gymnasium...
Early problems end $1 million robot race (03/14/04)
BARSTOW, Calif. -- Looks like we won't be seeing any robot driver's licenses issued anytime soon. All 15 self-navigating vehicles in a 150-mile race across the Mojave Desert were knocked out within a few miles of the starting gate Saturday, victims of technical glitches, barbed-wire fences and rugged terrain...
Kerry mathematically secures party nomination (03/14/04)
John Kerry locked up the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday, reaching the magic number of delegates needed to become President Bush's chief rival in the general election, according to an Associated Press tally. The four-term Massachusetts senator reached the 2,162 delegate mark Saturday afternoon, the AP count found, just as Democrats in Kansas headed to party caucuses...
Standoff with teen fatal for deputy (03/14/04)
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. -- The teenage son of a prosecutor killed a sheriff's deputy and barricaded himself in his home before he was found dead inside Saturday with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot to the head, officials said. Michael Harvey, 16, was found in an upstairs bedroom of his lakeside home, said Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider. He said the teenager had been dead for up to 20 hours...
Activist town finds alleged Iraqi agent in midst (03/14/04)
TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- Charges that an anti-war activist was an agent for the Iraqi government have surprised residents of this affluent, liberal town where she lives, as well as some anti-war organizations that had already felt they were under close government scrutiny...
Crack cocaine turns up in woman's wheelchair (03/14/04)
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- A 96-year-old woman facing drug charges said she does not know how the crack cocaine deputies found on her got into her wheelchair. Julia Roberts was charged with possession of crack with intent to sell and deliver, and with possessing a crack pipe, sheriff's officials said. ...
Odds and Ends 3/14/04 (03/14/04)
Men face hairy situation in Nebraska town LEXINGTON, Neb. -- Beware shaving any whiskers in Lexington these days. Lexington Mayor John Fagot has implemented a "ban" on shaving until July 5 for every man in town older than 21. Those caught clean-shaven without a shaving permit could face being dunked in a horse tank or other benign punishment. ...
Calif. man arrested after bodies found stacked in home (03/14/04)
FRESNO, Calif. -- A man suspected of murdering nine of his family members apparently was involved in polygamy and incest, fathering two of the victims with his own daughters, police said Saturday. The bodies of six females and three males, ages 1 to 24, were found tangled in the back room of in Marcus Wesson's home Friday. Fresno's largest mass murder ever quadrupled its homicides for the year in a single night and disturbed officers so much that some immediately needed counseling...
Hard-hit U.S. Mafia hiring Sicilian mobsters to fill ranks (03/14/04)
ROME -- Ratted on by fellow wiseguys and hounded by police, struggling American Mafiosi are recruiting Sicilian mobsters, believing the island's hardheaded gangsters are more likely to keep their mouths shut, U.S. and Italian organized-crime officials say...
Putin's presidency- Quiet control, diminished dissent (03/14/04)
MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin, who is certain to win today's presidential election, came to power in one of the most astonishing scenes of Russia's long political melodrama, quickly changing the show into a shadow play. Since the mid-1980s, Russian politics had been filled with ideological ferment, policy twists and colorful figures. ...
Even after transition, U.S. wants military control in Iraq (03/14/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In less than four months, a sovereign Iraqi government will have authority to impose restrictions on U.S. troops, or even request that they leave. U.S. military officials here, who are already planning for American forces to be in Iraq through 2005, insist the latter option won't happen...
Al-Qaida tape claims credit for bombing (03/14/04)
MADRID, Spain -- In a videotaped message, a man purporting to represent al-Qaida claims the terrorist network was behind bombings that killed 200 and wounded 1,500 in Madrid, the Spanish interior minister said Saturday. The tape -- along with the arrest of three Moroccan and two Indian suspects -- provides the strongest indication yet of a possible Islamic link to the attack on one of Washington's staunchest allies in Iraq. ...
Iran freezes U.N. nuclear inspections to protest critical IAEA (03/14/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran froze a probe of its nuclear program indefinitely Saturday, spurning the U.N. atomic agency's governing body over a resolution that censured Tehran for hiding suspicious activities. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Hasan Rowhani, described the resolution passed earlier Saturday as "unfair and deceitful." He said International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors, who were due to arrive in Tehran on Saturday, would not be allowed in...
U.S. military launches new Afghan operation targeting bin Laden (03/14/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The American military stepped up efforts to find Osama bin Laden and destroy his al-Qaida and Taliban supporters, announcing Saturday a major new sweep across lawless southern and eastern Afghanistan involving thousands of troops...
Scott County comes up short (03/14/04)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- In a matchup of outside shooting versus post play, Chadwick's interior presence won out in a 52-48 victory against Scott County Central in a Class 1 girls quarterfinal Saturday at the West Plains Civic Center. Chadwick's 6-foot freshman, Misty Bettis, was the difference for the Cardinals. She scored 21 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter...
Cubs not half bad vs. Verona (03/14/04)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- It took a half, but the Bell City boys basketball team showed why it is ranked No. 2 in the state Saturday. Bell City outscored defending state champion Verona by 27 points in the second half and posted a 67-40 victory in the Class 1 quarterfinal at the West Plains Civic Center...
Central girls swim team opens season at Marquette (03/14/04)
The Central High School girls swimming team got its season started Saturday by finishing eighth out of 12 squads at the Marquette Relays. Host Marquette won with 284 points, followed by Parkway South (220) and Parkway Central (210). The Tigers had 104 points...
Otahkians win one, lose one at their tourney (03/14/04)
Southeast Missouri State University freshman left fielder Stephanie Mata came into the Southeast Softball Classic struggling at the plate with a batting average of just .111. But Mata is struggling no longer. She belted her second home run of the tournament -- and her Southeast career -- during Saturday's 8-4 win over Iowa State that helped make up for a 6-5 loss to Valparaiso earlier in the day...
Southeast runs into an 'ace' (03/14/04)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If the University of Alabama baseball team is thinking about pinning a nickname on freshman pitcher Wade LeBlanc, "ace" might do. For the second straight start, the left-hander threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just five hits for a 2-0 victory against Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium...
Otahkian gymnasts fourth in quad (03/14/04)
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics team turned in a solid performance but still finished last at Saturday night's Eastern Michigan Quadrangular. The Otahkians scored 194.150. Michigan State, ranked 24th nationally, won the meet with 195.700. No. 33 Ohio State scored 195.275 and host Eastern Michigan had 195.200...
Area Digest March14 (03/14/04)
Welker scores ace Kathy Welker of Cape Girardeau made her first hole in one last Sunday on No. 12 at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. Witnessing the event were Kathy's husband, Ed Welker, and Tim and Vicki Raines. Southeast roller hockey competes in regional...
Men, women can team up for first Hayden Memorial (03/14/04)
The Friends of St. Francis have so much success with the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament in August that officials decided to add another to the schedule. The first Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 24 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The event will have an unusual format: mixed doubles...
Letters March14 (03/14/04)
1954 was a magical year On behalf of the Class of 1954 and the entire Central High School staff and all the students attending the "new" Central High School that year, I would like to say thank you to the Southeast Missourian for the article in the sports section of the March 7 paper about the 1954 Central High School state championship basketball team...
FanSpeak March14 (03/14/04)
My secret fishing hole THIS IS to all of you who do not really know where the cleanest trout fishing is. It's Meramec Springs. I fished there for years. It's a crystal clear, beautiful and, yes, it's much slower than Montauk. Meramec Springs is beautiful, clear water. It is well organized and well maintained...
Stupples maintains lead at LPGA stop (03/14/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Karen Stupples got the better of self-professed idol Laura Davies on Saturday with a 4-under 66 that sent her into the final round of the LPGA Tour's season opener with a one-shot lead over Davies and Grace Park. Stupples, winless in five LPGA seasons, snapped a streak of 47 consecutive bogey-free holes on No. 18, finishing the third round of the Welch's/Fry's Championship at 15-under 195...
Blues score three in the third vs. Columbus (03/14/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Brian Savage, Keith Tkachuk and Mike Sillinger scored third-period goals, rallying the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. After the Blues took a 2-0 lead on goals by Sillinger and Alexander Khavanov, the Blue Jackets came back to take the lead when Trevor Letowski scored twice and Alexander Svitov added a goal...
Edmonds slowly works his way into playing form (03/14/04)
JUPITER, Fla. -- One good thing about Jim Edmonds' recuperation from offseason shoulder surgery: It's giving the St. Louis Cardinals a chance to give the multitude of candidates for the left-field job more playing time. Edmonds, a center fielder, is coming off an early December operation and is taking things one small step at a time this spring. His debut sometime is scheduled for sometime in the next week...
McKay sparks Cards again (03/14/04)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Cody McKay's two-run single in the ninth inning Saturday lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over a split squad of New York Mets. McKay, the son of first base coach Dave McKay, got his second game-winning hit in two days. He had a three-run triple in the first inning Friday against Josh Beckett in a win against the Marlins...
Form holds in Big 12 semifinals (03/14/04)
DALLAS -- The top two teams in the Big 12 during the regular season will battle for the conference championship today. No. 7 Oklahoma State won for the 16th time in 17 games by beating Texas Tech 82-77 in one conference semifinal Saturday. The Cowboys (26-3), the Big 12 regular season champions for the first time, advanced to their second Big 12 title game...
Preparation pays off for wildlife food plots (03/14/04)
This is the second in a two-part series. By Roger Frazier ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian Seed-bed preparation is extremely important in the planting of a wildlife seed plot. If you try to use shortcuts, it will show in the success -- or lack thereof -- of the plot...
Missouri doesn't deserve NCAA tourney bid (03/14/04)
One of the most exciting days of the entire college basketball season is upon us, and it has nothing to do with any games being played, although there will be plenty of them. It's Selection Sunday, when the 65-team NCAA tournament bracket is unveiled. Various squads across the country either celebrate or enter a deep state of depression depending on whether they hear their names called...
Restaurant adds new tastes to St. Patrick's Day menu (03/14/04)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Corned beef and cabbage, prepare to cede some space on the bill of fare. Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub has an expanded menu of traditional dishes flavored with one of Ireland's favorite drinks, stout, the strong, bittersweet dark beer, and with Irish white cheese...
Women have played a vital role in the progress of Cape (03/14/04)
Throughout history, women have played a quiet role in bettering communities, and Cape Girardeau's women were no exception. Locally, women's groups have worked to offer health care, promoted education by providing scholarships and creating a library, and developed the city's first parks...
Gardeners know indoor sowing is worthwhile (03/14/04)
If you have the urge to plant seeds, yet it's too cold or damp outdoors, plant some indoors. Indoor sowing might also be the only way to have in your garden that special variety -- Violet Queen purple broccoli or Border Beauty zinnia, for example -- that you'll rarely find for sale as transplants...
Making a statement (03/14/04)
Some homes just have a presence about them. They catch the eye and then warrant a second look. The house at 2132 Kent is one of those homes. This house is a classic two-story home with blue/gray vinyl siding that works well with the crisp white shutters and trim. A decorative balcony looks out from the second floor. A woodsy brick pathway climbs to the entrance...
Snowboarding teaches young people about coping with frustration (03/14/04)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Michael Hutchins was climbing out of a low point in his young life. He was living in a group home and working to stay off drugs when a social worker suggested a sport he'd never tried: snowboarding. The lessons he learned on the slopes would provide Hutchins some of the confidence and sharp focus he needed to fix what had gone so terribly wrong in his life. ...
Boomers looking for ways to care for aging parents (03/14/04)
To paraphrase Pogo, "We have seen our aging parents, and they is us." It's a fact of life for Baby Boomers, especially those who assume caretaker roles for homes of aging parents. The same problems they see in the home they may have grown up in -- poor lighting, slick floors and a host of other safety issues they need to help their parents resolve -- are concerns they will face sooner rather than later...
Tour offers sake from tangy sweet to dry and delicate (03/14/04)
By Kenji Hall ~ The Associated Press Writer FUSHIMI, Japan -- We wound our way through the drafty attic of the brewery, toward the source of the aroma. My wife, her mother and I had caught a whiff the moment we arrived at the Tamanohikari sake brewery a half-hour earlier: the faintly sweet, floral scent of fermenting rice. We were now following that scent to pots the size of an office elevator that held the stewing rice...
'American Idol' finals start Tuesday (03/14/04)
LOS ANGELES -- So far, breathtakingly untalented William Hung is the big hit of this season's "American Idol." The situation should change Tuesday as the 12 freshly minted finalists take the stage for a two-hour show and the chance to really let TV viewers see what they've got...
Game Show Network making strategic shift to broaden audience (03/14/04)
LOS ANGELES -- If the older women who make up the bulk of the Game Show Network's audience don't have an early bedtime, they may be in for a shock. The network renames itself GSN on Monday, when it will begin to gradually phase in programs like "National Lampoon's Greek Games" and "Fake-a-Date" weeknights at 9 p.m...
Jerry Lewis on way back to health (03/14/04)
NEW YORK -- Jerry Lewis turns 78 on Tuesday. He never thought he'd see 76. Lewis once was in so much pain from the pratfalls he did in his younger days, he was feeling suicidal -- until he was implanted with a Medtronic pain pacemaker that eases the pain when he pushes a button on a remote control-like device...
William Kibler (03/14/04)
William Harold Kibler, 81, of Fenton, Mo., died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 15, 1922, in Jackson, son of John and Ethel Watkins Kibler. He and Geneva Koch were married Aug. 1, 1941, in Jackson. She died Dec. 8, 1984...
Marie Cumpton (03/14/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Marie Cumpton, 89, of Advance died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 14, 1914, at Grassy, Mo., daughter of Silas and Eva Meyers Green. She and Alvin Cumpton were married in 1933 at Piggott, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 1986...
Reba McClure (03/14/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Reba McClure, 72, of Bertrand, Mo. died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 30, 1931, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster. Survivors include a daughter, Carla Neal of Sikeston; three brothers, John Laster of Charleston, Albert Laster and Julius Laster, both of Bertrand; five sisters, Ruby Wyatt of Troy, Ill., Ida E. ...
Shane Halter (03/14/04)
Shane Michael Halter, 25, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born April 1, 1978, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Timothy Halter and Glenda Emerson. He was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo...
Ernest Hopper (03/14/04)
Ernest C. Hopper, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at his sister's home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 25, 1922, at Cape Girardeau, son of E. Frank and May Mullins Hopper. He and Dorothy Simmons were married in 1960. She died in 1994...
Robert Perry (03/14/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Robert Tull "Bob" Perry, 71, of Anna died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Union County Hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1933, at Belle Rive, Ill., son of Tull E. and Dovie Thomas Perry. He and Wanda Lee Wilson were married Nov. 23, 1951, at Eldorado, Ill...
Glenn Mattheis (03/14/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Glenn "Brother" Mattheis, 81, of Anna died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born Feb. 20, 1923, at Anna, son of Ralph and Estelle Hindman Mattheis. He and Betty Ury were married June 5, 1949, at Jonesboro, Ill...
Kenneth Moreland (03/14/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Kenneth "Satch" Moreland, 43, of rural Jonesboro died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 29, 1960, at Anna, Ill., son of Clifton and Letha Arnold Moreland. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; his mother, Letha Arnold of Jonesboro; his father and stepmother, Clifton and Beverly Moreland of Jonesboro; four sons, Clinton Moreland, Dustin Moreland, Cole Moreland and Victor Rodriguez, all of Jonesboro; a daughter, Charlotte Moreland of St. ...
Ruth Garrett (03/14/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ruth Garrett, 71, of Anna died Saturday March 13, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Arrangements are pending at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Ruby Duncan (03/14/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruby MaeBelle Duncan, 81, of Perryville died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Jan. 23, 1923, at Madison County, Mo., daughter of Virgil and Geda Adams Graham. She and Floyd James Duncan were married Oct. 4, 1948. He died Feb. 7, 1996...
Dee Bailey (03/14/04)
SIKESTON, Mo.-- Dee Bailey, 74, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Lapanto, Ark., daughter of P.F. and Effie Dabbs Clay. She and Carl H. Bailey were married Sept. 16, 1950; he died Feb. 18, 2002...
Krudwig-Higgins (03/14/04)
St. Mark Lutheran Church was the setting Oct. 11, 2003, for the wedding of Diane Krudwig and Michael L. Higgins. The Rev. Robert Klein Sr. performed the ceremony. Organist was Diane Wicker of Benton, Mo., and soloist was Amy Taake of Ullin, Ill. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Florence Krudwig of Anna, Ill. The groom is the son of Thomas and Mary Higgins of Cape Girardeau...
Hall-Johnson (03/14/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ashley Wade Hall and Justin Lynn Johnson were married May 17, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Charleston, Mo. The Rev. Gerald Collier performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Hearnes of Charleston. Soloists were Laura Whittington of Cape Girardeau, Jared Self of Sikeston, and the groom...
Singleton-Parks (03/14/04)
Melissa Kay Singleton and Lee Parks were married Nov. 1, 2003, at Cape Bible Chapel. Dale E. Dolence performed the ceremony. Pianists were Chad Hughes of Cape Girardeau and Jonathan Young of Jackson. Soloists were Wendy Petzoldt of Altenburg, Mo., and Fred Burgard of Cape Girardeau...
Syler-Munter (03/14/04)
William and Georganne Syler of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Syler, to Charles Munter, both of Memphis, Tenn. He is the son of Mike and Joan Munter of Salem, Ill. Syler is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is pursuing a master of fine arts in theater from the University of Memphis...
Diebold-LaRubbio (03/14/04)
Morrell and Ola Mae Diebold of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jo Diebold, to Rob LaRubbio, both of Seattle, Wash. He is the son of Bob and Anne LaRubbio of Park Ridge, N.J. Diebold is a 1991 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in theater arts from Southeast Missouri State University in 1995. She is employed in marketing with Nordstrom Corp...
Bryeans-Grimes (03/14/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Gaylon and Rosemary Bryeans of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Renee Bryeans, to Mark Jason Grimes. He is the son of Montey and Liz Grimes of Cape Girardeau. Bryeans is a 1995 graduate of Oran High School. She received a bachelor's degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She is a kitchen cabinet design specialist at Lowe's Home Improvement in Louisville, Ky...
Diebold-LaRubbio (03/14/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Tracy and Cindy Evans of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Evans, to Charles Burlison. He is the son of Lynn and Libby Burlison of Perkins, Mo. Evans is a 2003 graduate of Oran High School. She is employed at the Branding Iron in Jackson...
Yallaly-Coffman (03/14/04)
John and Barbara Yallaly of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Yallaly, to John Coffman, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Sam and Audrey Coffman of St. Louis. Yallaly received a bachelor of science degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an occupational therapist at St. Francis Medical Center...
Pobst-Lesch (03/14/04)
Margaret Edwards-Andreen of St. Louis announces the engagement of her daughter, Heather Marie Pobst, to Brian Keith Lesch, both of Delta. He is the son of Ivan Lesch Jr. and Carolyn Lesch of Delta. Pobst received a degree in paralegal studies from Southern California College of Business and Law in 1996. She is a membership specialist with Girl Scouts of Otahki...
Russell-Berens (03/14/04)
John and Susan Russell of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Russell, to Tyler Berens. He is the son of Paul and Carol Berens of Cape Girardeau. Russell received a bachelor of science degree in mass communication in advertising from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is employed at Red Letter Communications...
Pulley-Spear (03/14/04)
Gene and Judy Pulley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Pulley, to John Spear. He is the son of Margaret Spear of Cape Girardeau. Pulley received degrees in Spanish and health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999. She is employed by Drury Inns Inc...
Lambert- Hottel (03/14/04)
Tom and Debra Lambert of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Lee Lambert, to John Thomas Hottel of Scott City. He is the son of Kristina Hottel and Dave Perreault of Twin Falls, Idaho. Lambert is pursuing a degree in licensed practical nursing at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is employed at Missouri Veterans Home...
Syler-Munter (03/14/04)
James Graviett of Oran, Mo., and Kathie Graviett of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Graviett, to Aaron Johnson. He is the son of Ron and Janet Johnson of Sikeston, Mo. Graviett is a 1998 graduate of Oran High School...
Crain-Bradshaw (03/14/04)
Steve and Rita Crain of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Crain, to Christopher James Bradshaw. He is the son of Kenny and Faye Bradshaw of Cape Girardeau. Crain received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi in 2002. She is marketing coordinator at Crain Enterprises Inc. in Mound City, Ill...
Umfleets mark 40th event (03/14/04)
Larry and Carol Umfleet of Scott City recently celebrated their 40th anniversary during a Caribbean cruise to Mexico. Umfleet and Carol Duncan were married Feb. 15, 1964, at First Baptist Church in Delta by the Rev. Ray Barnes. Their attendants were Sharon Kirchhoff, sister of the bride, and Donald Umfleet, brother of the groom...
Sheriff's report 03/14/04 (03/14/04)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Jacob D. Brandt, 22, of Cape Girardeau was arrested March 6 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Police report 03/14/04 (03/14/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jason L. Plain, 25, of 1451 Luce St., Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on a city warrant for failure to appear. Denise D. Smith, 31, 808 S. Ellis, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on a city warrant for failure to appear...
Fire report 03/14/04 (03/14/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 5:14 p.m., emergency medical service at South Expressway and South West End Boulevard. At 8:32 p.m., emergency medical service at 1260 Linden. At 9:48 p.m., illegal burn at 1107 N. Spanish...
Out of the past 3/14/04 (03/14/04)
10 years ago: March 14, 1994 Millersville Rural Fire District is seeking voter approval of 30-cent levy on April 5; since creation of district 17 years ago, it has depended on donations to cover everything from fire suits to pumper trucks. U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson received standing ovation from crowd of 275 Republicans after making announcement he will seek re-election to 8th District seat...
Keeping the promises (03/14/04)
By Charles Kruse For the past 10 years, the development of Missouri's transportation infrastructure has been riddled with controversy, broken promises, declining public trust, misleading information, an urban-rural funding feud and stagnation...
Beyond belief? (03/14/04)
Critics say President George W. Bush lied to us about why we should go to war in Iraq. ... Similarly, critics of former President Bill Clinton say he lied to us about Monica Lewinsky. ... It would be nice if none of our leaders ever misled. I do think Bush was eager to sell his war policy and thought the threat of Saddam's weapons effectively made the case, but the subsequent failure to find smoking guns does not prove outright lying or a complete paucity of reasoning for going to war...
Looking for jobs (03/14/04)
The creation of jobs has become a mantra of the U.S. economic recovery effort. For perspective, consider the fact that the nation's current 5.6 unemployment rate is the same as it was in 1996 when President Clinton was seeking re-election and the nation was in the middle of what turned out to be one of the longest economic booms in the nation's history...
Band is big community asset (03/14/04)
To the editor: I want to voice my concern over the possibility of a lack of funding for our municipal band and show my support for what I consider to be a worthwhile and integral part of our community. In a well-rounded community, the arts need similar consideration to other recreational items. ...
Community backs matching funds (03/14/04)
To the editor: The Community Caring Council greatly appreciates the coverage and support from the Southeast Missourian regarding our successful application for grant funds from HUD and from the Missouri Housing Trust Fund. One thing that attracted HUD to our proposal was the amount of local funds committed to support this grant. ...
Speak Out 03/14/03 (03/14/04)
Thanks for jazz band I WOULD like to thank the Southeast Missourian for bringing the Air Force jazz band to us. It was wonderful. Charge cleanup fee THERE IS a solution to the spring cleanup without having to do away with it because of our city's financial difficulties. Some people have items for the cleanup, and some don't. What about just charging an extra fee on our bill if we leave things out for spring cleanup? Those that don't won't be charged. I think that would work...
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