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Stories from Sunday, April 11, 2004

Wild horses moving out (04/11/04)
For the past several years, hundreds of wild-horse enthusiasts have come from various parts of Southeast Missouri and beyond to peruse the many beautiful but untamed mustangs and burros in an annual auction at Flickerwood Arena in Fruitland. But this year, those interested in buying an unbridled equine will have to hoof it a bit farther...
Pig terrorizing neighborhood finally caught (04/11/04)
TAMPA, Fla. -- It took a helicopter, two search dogs and four squad cars, but authorities have finally caught up with a suspect who has eluded them for a month -- a pig which has been tearing up lawns in an upscale neighborhood. In recent weeks the critter has been chased by men with lassos, tailed by police cruisers and tracked by two animal rights advocates carrying a net. ...
Children clean up at Arena Park Easter egg hunt (04/11/04)
It didn't pay to be late for Saturday's Easter egg hunt at Arena Park. "It takes them three minutes to pick the field," said Schnucks manager Dennis Marchi. "When they're done, there's not a dandelion or a scrap of paper left." Roughly 3,000 children participated in the 12th annual hunt sponsored by Schnucks, Pepsi and Zimmer Radio Group. ...
Changes to state constitution proposed as campaign issues (04/11/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If you don't like something your political opponents have done, just ask voters to make the action unconstitutional. Democratic Gov. Bob Holden last week became the latest politician in this election year to suggest such tinkering with the Missouri Constitution as a way to thwart the other side...
New book to put local vets' history into print (04/11/04)
Tucked away in attics or closets in some homes may be memorabilia of wars past that the Southeast Missourian would like to include in an upcoming volume, "Heartland Heroes: A Tribute to the Veterans of World War I and II." The 250-page book will feature photos and memorabilia from the two wars submitted by readers in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Bollinger counties. Carol Robert, who is compiling the book, hopes to acquire more than 700 photographs...
St. Louis Boeing workers authorize strike (04/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- As the United States presses its global war on terrorism, Boeing Co. defense workers who make everything from fighter jets to smart bombs overwhelmingly agreed Saturday to walk off the job if necessary if pending labor talks falter. Officials with the International Association of Machinists' District 837 cautioned that the strike authorization -- endorsed by 98 percent of the roughly 1,250 union members who voted -- was procedural and did not signal an imminent work stoppage...
Nude garden statues covered up in face of criticism (04/11/04)
HARTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Nude statues at a garden center here proved a bit immodest for some in this small town. But it turns out nude yard art dressed up in little velvet sarongs is something really worth a look. The statues are 500 pounds of bare breasts, bottoms and shape, done in the classical style of nude sculptures. Last month, the G & L Garden Center was asked by some callers to move the concrete statues around back, to spare people from the immodesty...
Woman's missing flag back after patriotic world tour (04/11/04)
BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- After a nearly worldwide journey that included many stops to perform patriotic duty, a missing flag has found its way home to Peoria County. Some time before Sept. 11, 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a small variation of the American flag disappeared from its place of display next to Rosemary Gray's mailbox in Bartonville...
Reba McEntire to receive CMT's Johnny Cash Visionary Award (04/11/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It seems a little thing, but it left a big impression on Reba McEntire. Almost 20 years ago, McEntire was staying at a Holiday Inn in the Northeast when the video for her hit song "Whoever's In New England" came on HBO. "In between movies they played music videos, and right after mine they played one by Aretha Franklin," she says. "I was floored by that, to even be in the same breath as Aretha Franklin."...
State seeks Webster Co. sheriff's ouster (04/11/04)
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- The state filed a petition Friday to remove a southwest Missouri sheriff from office amid allegations of malfeasance and misconduct. Attorney General Jay Nixon alleges in the petition that Webster County Sheriff Ronald Worsham has knowingly failed and refused to perform his official duties since taking office in 2001...
Suburban casino plan takes shape (04/11/04)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis County Council likely will consider a plan that guarantees a $4 million aquatic center and extra funds for schools and community groups in exchange for the right to build a new casino in suburban St. Louis. A lease has not been signed, but the county and Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. have agreed to the significant terms...
Bush releases secret memo (04/11/04)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush was told more than a month before the Sept. 11 attacks that al-Qaida had reached America's shores, had a support system in place for its operatives and that the FBI had detected suspicious activity that might involve a hijacking plot...
Dropping turnout of voters has truth, myths (04/11/04)
In the crowning rite of democracy, more than 100 million Americans will join together to make history this November -- to elect a president. But a lot more won't. Some are under 18 and can't vote. But many others just don't. When the world's democracies are ranked according to their voting records, America is at the bottom, with Switzerland...
Bush ranch is uncertain territory in Congress race (04/11/04)
WACO, Texas -- Republicans hold every statewide elected office in Texas, rule both legislative houses and are expected to soon control the congressional delegation. Yet the GOP may have trouble breaking the Democrats' grip in the congressional district that includes the president's Crawford ranch -- even after the state's map of congressional districts was redrawn to favor Republicans. ...
Woman dislikes wedding picture (04/11/04)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Most women are eager to show off their wedding photos. But Michele Hemphill is suing to get a picture of her drinking whiskey and smoking a cigarette in her wedding dress off store shelves. The photo was taken 22 years ago while Hemphill was with her bridesmaids before her wedding. It's featured on a greeting card with the caption: "Intoxicating Love." Inside it says, "Isn't love intoxicating? Congratulations on your special day."...
Children discover guns on egg hunt (04/11/04)
FLINT, Mich. -- A group of children hunting for Easter eggs Saturday during a church event found two loaded handguns outside an elementary school. Flint police said officers were called to the scene and also recovered a BB gun and a broken toy gun on the grounds of Gundry Elementary School. No one was injured, Sgt. Michael Coote said...
Unfulfilled Desire (04/11/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- Archie Lambert remembers when dead bodies and gunshots were an everyday occurrence in his neighborhood. "I've seen bodies bleeding on every street around here," the 78-year-old recalls. "It was bad. Drug dealers, and all that, just took over. There was shooting going on all the time."...
Pillars of society (04/11/04)
SHIMOSUWA, Japan -- Straddling a giant log, six men peer over the edge of a steep slope. There they teeter as buglers and bards, dressed in bright robes and knickers, whip up the crowd. Suddenly, a green flag goes up and the log hurtles down the 100-yard incline, twisting and bucking and throwing most of its riders along the way...
Footage shows American kidnapped by insurgents (04/11/04)
The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents who kidnapped an American civilian threatened in a videotape released Saturday to kill and mutilate him unless U.S. forces withdraw from the city of Fallujah. Meanwhile, insurgents holding three Japanese hostage said they would be freed in 24 hours. The captors had threatened to burn the civilians alive unless Japan pulled its troops out of Iraq, a demand Japan refused...
U.S. seeks cease-fire in Fallujah (04/11/04)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Hundreds of reinforcements joined fellow Marines besieging Fallujah on Saturday, and the U.S. military said it would move to take the city if cease-fire talks fail. Fighting raged through the center of the country, killing 40 Iraqis and an American airman...
Pope presides over long candlelit Easter vigil (04/11/04)
VATICAN CITY -- Looking weak and speaking with great effort, Pope John Paul II blessed the flame of a tall candle at the start of a long Easter vigil service Saturday night in a packed St. Peter's Basilica. The pontiff baptized people from Europe, Africa and Asia in a solemn, chant-filled ceremony. ...
Bin Laden capture this year loses certainty for military (04/11/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military pulled back Saturday from an earlier prediction that Osama bin Laden would be captured this year, even while preparing its largest force to date for operations along the Pakistani border where the al-Qaida chief is suspected to be hiding...
Coal mine blast kills at least 39 in Russia (04/11/04)
MOSCOW -- MOSCOW -- An explosion rocked a Russian coal mine on Saturday, sealing a shaft with rubble and killing at least 39 workers. Rescuers were trying to free about 10 others missing underground. Eight miners were rescued from the Taizhina mine after the apparent explosion of methane gas, said Valery Korchagin, an emergency department spokesman in the Kemerovo region...
Explosion levels building by U.S., Mexico border (04/11/04)
NUEVO PROGRESO, Mexico -- A propane tank explosion ripped through a restaurant Saturday morning at the Mexican border with Texas, killing at least six people and injuring several more. The tank exploded at about 8:30 a.m. at the Red Snapper restaurant, located about two blocks from a bridge over the Rio Bravo connecting Mexico with the United States...
Scott City's Groves saves her best for Jackson Invitational (04/11/04)
Scott City senior Loren Groves gave track and field fans at Jackson Junior High a preview on Saturday of what she hopes to do at the state meet next month, setting three personal records in winning three events at the Jackson Invitational. Groves even surprised herself a little with a personal-record discus throw of 157 feet and two inches. The throw was more than 13 feet farther than her record throw at the state meet last year...
Jackson splits two games in Quad States Tournament (04/11/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Zach Brazier broke a 9-9 tie with a two-run double with two outs in the seventh inning to cap an eight-run rally for Jackson's baseball team as it defeated Reitz, Ind., 11-9 on Saturday in the Quad States Tournament hosted by Anna-Jonesboro...
Indians sweep away Samford (04/11/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's first Ohio Valley Conference series sweep of the season did not come without a struggle -- which is exactly what the Indians expected. "Their record doesn't show how tough they were," junior outfielder Bryan Kurt said. "We knew they'd play us really tough."...
Otahks stop Tennessee Tech (04/11/04)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Amy Fahnestock pitched a 10-inning gem as Southeast Missouri State University's softball team defeated host Tennessee Tech 3-1 Saturday afternoon. The Otahkians (11-24, 6-4 Ohio Valley Conference) salvaged a victory in the three-game series after dropping Friday's doubleheader to the Eaglettes (27-19, 8-5)...
Otahks set two school records in winning meet (04/11/04)
Southeast Missourian STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Southeast Missouri State University women's track team broke two school records in a strong performance at the Jace Lacoste Invitational on Saturday at Mississippi State University. Brooke Woodruff and Heather Jenkins helped lead Southeast's women to a win with school-record performances in the 800-meters and hammer throw, respectively. ...
FanSpeak 4/11/04 (04/11/04)
Needing the numbers I APPRECIATE your coverage of the area high school track and field meets. However, all real track fans are always interested in stats for comparison purposes. Can you please include times, heights, and distances when listing track and field accomplishments?...
Mickelson gets a major chance (04/11/04)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The guy with no majors suddenly has no worries. Phil Mickelson no longer wonders where his tee shots are going. He no longer feels as though he has to fire at every flag in a reckless pursuit of greatness. And he doesn't have to chase Tiger Woods, or anyone else, for that elusive major...
Blues fall into 0-2 hole in series (04/11/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Though the St. Louis Blues tried to turn a playoff game into a brawl, the San Jose Sharks kept their heads -- and Patrick Marleau provided plenty of hats. Marleau scored three goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves, leading the Sharks to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their first-round series Saturday...
Ex-Diamondbacks star in Cards' win (04/11/04)
PHOENIX -- A pair of former Diamondbacks helped give Casey Daigle a rude welcome to the majors. Reggie Sanders homered twice, Tony Womack went 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Arizona 13-6 on Friday night. The Cardinals pounded Daigle for five home runs -- two by Sanders -- in 2 2-3 innings. It was the most homers allowed by a Diamondbacks' pitcher in the franchise's seven-year history...
Cardinals' bats explode on Diamondbacks for second straight day (04/11/04)
PHOENIX -- Scott Rolen homered twice and drove in five runs to power the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Edgar Renteria went 4-for-5 with three doubles for the Cardinals, who have outscored Arizona 23-8 and have 30 hits in the first two games of three-game series...
If name must go, Red Hawks flies best (04/11/04)
I've written it before and I'm writing it again: I wish Southeast Missouri State University would keep the Indians and Otahkians nicknames and bring back the Indian mascot. I never have understood why this is demeaning to Native Americans -- and I've never really heard all that many Native Americans, either locally or nationally, complain. It's always people championing the political correctness cause -- even when it doesn't seem necessary -- who make the push...
Sports briefs 4/11/04 (04/11/04)
Baseball Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left elbow. Pettitte injured the elbow while trying to check his swing in his first start for Houston on Tuesday against San Francisco. An MRI on Thursday revealed inflammation in the elbow and a strain in his flexor tendon, according to the Astros...
Columbia fiddler fills his soul with country jams, friendship (04/11/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Betty White didn't know what she was getting into 30 years ago, marrying a fiddler. A few weeks after they were married, she went to the bathroom to find her husband locked inside, refusing to come out. She grew alarmed. "I really thought there was something wrong," White says...
Classic and comfortable (04/11/04)
Some homes are just more easily cared for than others. The colonial ranch brick home at 1055 Carolyn in Jackson is an example of classic style that requires very little maintenance effort. The home sits on a level, double lot. Perennials give shots of color across the emerald green lawn that is neatly and simply landscaped. ...
Bunches of bunny books to fill an Easter basket (04/11/04)
Signs of spring abound -- including rapidly multiplying rabbits! So how is one little bunny, in fact, the littlest bunny in a very big family, going to make his presence known? "Fluffy Bunny" (ages 3-5) decides the best way to do this is to find a new family, one with time to play only with him...
Tres chick (04/11/04)
To some, they are the essence of Easter, born in a place called Bethlehem no less, and celebrated in art, craft, song and ode. To others, they are the Rodney Dangerfields of food, suitable grist for Internet parodies, macabre recipes and mad science experiments...
Re-release of first Jim Croce album shows artist as a young mus (04/11/04)
SAN DIEGO -- Jim Croce's first album was supposed to end his musical career before it ever got started. In 1966, the young folk artist was planning to marry his sweetheart, Ingrid. As the oldest son of a large Italian immigrant family in the Philadelphia area, Croce was expected to use his college education for a respectable, financially stable line of work...
Lorraine Whitmore (04/11/04)
Lorraine Whitmore, 85, of Dexter, Mo., died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter, April 9, 2004. She was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Snohornish, Wash., daughter of Harry and Martha Newton Salter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, former president of the United Methodist Women's Club, a member of the Thimble Club and the Pinochle Club. She was a former buyer and sales clerk at Lois's House of Fashion...
Mary Burton (04/11/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mary Burton, 69, of Oran died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Norma Bollinger (04/11/04)
Norma Jean Bollinger, 69, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, April 9, 2004, at her home, after a six-month hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 19, 1934, at Oran, Mo., daughter of Robert and Bertha Greer Fisher. She and Harold R. Bollinger were married July 7, 1952, in Pocahontas, Ark...
Eunice Caldwell (04/11/04)
Eunice Caldwell, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Heartland Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Glenn Graham (04/11/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Glenn N. Graham, 64, of Perryville died Friday, April 9, 2004, at his home. He was born May 12, 1939, at Fredericktown, Mo., son of Marvin and Nina White Graham. He and Joan E. Wengler were married Oct. 8, 1960, at Fredericktown. Graham served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant. ...
May Parks (04/11/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- May Parks, 95, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., formerly of Anna, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Heartland Care in Boca Raton, Fla. She was born Jan. 7, 1909, in Wetaug, Ill., the daughter of William and Lula (Heshung) Kearney. She was united in marriage on March 22, 1927, to Marion "Dink" Parks, and he passed away May 22, 1994...
Viola Tinsley (04/11/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Viola Tinsley, 74, of Danville, Ill., died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the PUS Medical Center in Danville. She was born March 13, 1930, in Anna, daughter of Jasper and Maude Nimmo Young. She and Farrell Tinsley were married July 2, 1950...
Raymond Gilmer Sr. (04/11/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Raymond Eugene Gilmer Sr., 66, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Gilmer was born May 29, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, son of William Oscar and Carrie Kerns Gilmer. He and Linda Zeigler were married July 1, 1983. He was retired as a self-employed lawn service owner. Gilmer was a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
William Davis (04/11/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William Davis, 87, of Cairo died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Daystar Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Heavenly Gates Funeral Home.
Nathan Rettig (04/11/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nathan Allan Rettig, 13, of Sikeston died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 14, 1991, in Cape Girardeau, son of Allan and Karen Scheffer Rettig. He was a seventh-grade student in the Kelly schools and was an avid racer, having won many races. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Floyd Cline (04/11/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Floyd L. Cline, 82, of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the Union County Hospital. He was born March 8, 1922, at Granite City, Ill., son of William O. and Mary T. Hinkle Cline. He and Hazel Schlenker were married April 24, 1954, at Cornith, Miss...
Births 4/11/04 (04/11/04)
McCalip Son to Ed and Heather McCalip of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:03 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004. Name, Kamerin Edward. Weight, 6 pounds 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. McCalip is the former Heather Rodgers, daughter of Dixie Rodgers of Scott City and Mickey Rodgers of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at Illinois Title Loans. McCalip is the son of Ethel McCalip of Belleville, Ill., and Edward McCalip Sr. of Centerfield, Ill. He is employed at Blockbuster Video...
Seibel-Seabaugh (04/11/04)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Dana N. Seibel and Darin D. Seabaugh exchanged vows Oct. 18, 2003, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. The Rev. Charles Weber performed the ceremony. Pianist was Shannon Scott of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Tammy Palisch of Altenburg...
Grossheider-Huck (04/11/04)
Abby Gelane Grossheider and Cyle Joseph Huck were married Aug. 29, 2003, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink, and soloists were Claudette Hency, Katelyn Vance and Adam Reinagel...
Heisler-Buckley (04/11/04)
Maggie Diane Heisler and Michael James Buckley were married Oct. 11, 2003, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Organist and pianist was Laura Bollinger, and soloist was Jason Thomas. Reader was Cheryl Klueppel of Cape Girardeau...
Statler-Essner (04/11/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- St. Lawrence Catholic Church was the setting Oct. 18, 2003, for the wedding of Amy Louise Statler and Dustin Michael Essner. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Soloists were Mary Glastetter, Ryan Davis and Whitney Nelson, accompanied by Melinda Nelson...
Mier-Laubach (04/11/04)
Nichole Edonna Mier and Jeffrey Alan Laubach were united in marriage Nov. 21, 2003, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charlie Prost performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Malissa Mier of Scott City. The groom is the son of Terrie Laubach of Cape Girardeau and Dennis Laubach of Benton, Mo...
Dodson-Proffer (04/11/04)
Robert Dodson and Bettie Dodson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Brooke Dodson, to Andrew Eastwood Proffer. He is the son of Gary and Betty Proffer of Chaffee, Mo. Dodson is a 1997 graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing a degree in interior design at Southeast Missouri State University...
Williamson-Diebold (04/11/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mary and Tony Dell of Morley, Mo., and Michael and Johna Williamson of Farmington, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mia Carol Williamson, to Ronnie Lee Diebold Jr. He is the son of Ronnie and Sandy Diebold of Oran. Williamson is a 1999 graduate of Oran High School. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri...
Armin- Watkins (04/11/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watkins of Jackson announce the engagement of their son, Justin Thomas Watkins, to Rachael Therese Armin. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Armin of Marceline, Mo. Armin is a 1999 graduate of Marceline High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is employed at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis...
Welker-Henson (04/11/04)
PATTON, Mo. -- Darrel Welker and Carol Welker of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Marie Welker, to Tony William Henson. He is the son of William Henson and Debra Henson of Marble Hill. Welker expects to receive an associate of arts degree this fall from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. She is employed at the Variety Shop in Patton...
Yamnitz-Sharrock (04/11/04)
PATTON, Mo. -- Jerry and Carol Yamnitz of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Christin Rene Yamnitz, to Ryan Blake Sharrock. He is the son of Wayne and Sherri Sharrock of Sedgewickville, Mo. Yamnitz is a 1999 graduate of Meadow Heights High School. She received an associate of applied science degree in physical therapy from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a physical therapist assistant with Rehab Systems of Missouri at Monticello House in Jackson...
Davis- French (04/11/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Richard and Patricia Davis of Collinsville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Ann Davis, to Andrew Joseph French. He is the son of Joseph and Cynthia French of Painton, Mo. Davis is a graduate of Murray State University. She is employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri...
Pridemore-Rowland (04/11/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jerry and Joan Pridemore of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Pridemore, to Matthew Rowland. He is the son of Tom and Ronda Rowland of Perryville. Pridemore is a 1996 graduate of Perryville High School. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2001, a master of arts degree in guidance and counseling in 2003, and expects to receive a specialist in education degree in 2006, all from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Honor Rolls (04/11/04)
Cape Central Middle School A Honor Roll 6th grade -- Derek Adams, Lydia Aldridge, Erik Allen, Rachel Bagot, Krysta Beasley, Katie Beaton, Allie Billmeher, Kristina Binkard, Lauren Bishop, Anna Bowles, Mason Brennecke, Rheagan Butler, Jaquayla Brown, Sonya Chaudhari, Erica Childs, Madison Clippard, Kailee Cochran, Jenny Cooper, Dakota Counts, Alex Crawford, Lindsay Cunningham, Michael Denmark, Veronica Dietrich, Kayla Durham, Daniel Easley, Meritt Fluegge, Mary Catherine Ford, Corey Fowler, Amber Glassmire, Crystal Glassmire, Sam Gramling, Annette Hammond, Clayton Hardesty, Hayley Harris, Ben Hendricks, Josh Hiett, B.I. ...
Fire report 04/11/04 (04/11/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 9:48 p.m., an emergency medical service at 100 Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. At 10:27 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1 N. Main. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: At 1:22 p.m., an emergency medical service at 644 N. Spring...
Police report 04/11/04 (04/11/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Ronald M. Brumback, 52, 416 N. Mount Auburn, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Pleasance E. Boren, 226, no address given, was arrested Friday on probation violation warrants from Henry and Jefferson counties...
Out of the past 4/11/04 (04/11/04)
10 years ago: April 11, 1994 Cape Girardeau Board of Education approves spending $357,000 to reinstate budget cuts made in 1991, including hiring second assistant principal at Central High School, third band director and restoring Parents as Teachers program...
New jobs (04/11/04)
The (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record The Bush administration got some much-needed good news on the economic front Friday as the Labor Department reported the largest monthly increase in new jobs in four years. Jobs, of course, have been an Achilles heel in the president's re-election campaign. Lost jobs, that is, 2 million since he took office...
Death in Fallujah (04/11/04)
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer The images of butchered, incinerated corpses strung from bridges and lying charred in the streets of Fallujah could not fail to shock and anger Americans and others around the world, including Iraqis. There was no denying the eerie resemblance to the depredations 10 1/2 years ago against the bodies of brave American soldiers who died in Somalia...
He is not here, for he is risen (04/11/04)
A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28): In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. ...
Truth and justice will win in Iraq (04/11/04)
To the editor: 'The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat. The sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as a destroyer of liberty." This proverb from Abraham Lincoln outlines President Bush's dilemma in Iraq...
Jackson offers diverse program (04/11/04)
To the editor: A Speak Out comment that claimed the theater program at Jackson High School was on a downward turn distressed me. As a parent of a student who wants to continue in theater, I am pleased at the variety of experiences the students have at Jackson...
Veterans fighting for full benefits (04/11/04)
To the editor: In response to the letter "Veterans are truly heroes": I want to remind our citizens of the local heroes in our community. I thank Sherry Mattingly for her letter. Veterans have always been there for each other. If not, some of us would not have made it. We don't get much help from our government, which has cheated us out of many of our benefits for years...
Speak Out 04/11/04 (04/11/04)
This isn't right SOMETHING IS terribly wrong in a society where kids run wild and dogs are sent to obedience school. Allergic to pets SOMEONE BRAGGED his dog was friendly and sociable when he took it out in public. He is the problem. Just because he loves his dog does not mean I want him licking me and rubbing against me. I don't want to pet him either. My allergies bother me for hours after I am exposed to someone's pet. It is great that he loves his pet. Just keep it away from me...
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