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Stories from Sunday, April 25, 2004

Prognosis varies among autistic children (04/25/04)
Fifteen-year-old Derrick Liddell wants to know what his future holds. He wants a driver's license, a job and his own apartment. "I just tell him we'll have to talk about it," said his mother, Natosha Primer. "He wants so much to be independent."...
Buyers hope to get hands on cookie jars (04/25/04)
Wanda Lorenz was fighting the urge to buy Saturday. The Jackson woman said she was window shopping at a pottery and cookie jar auction at the National Guard Armory but soon realized there were a lot of cookie jars on the auction block she did not have in her collection of about 40...
Rain-soaked training to combat terrorism teaches cooperation (04/25/04)
A Memphis, Tenn.-bound airplane carrying hazardous chemicals makes an emergency landing at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. On board are terrorists holding 100 people hostage. Are local emergency workers prepared to handle the situation? That's the answer some 400 members of Southeast Missouri law enforcement offices, fire departments and emergency agencies sought to answer Saturday during an emergency management drill at the airport...
Funnel clouds pass area by (04/25/04)
Funnel clouds were sighted Saturday evening in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties, but they passed through the area without touching down. Around 7:30 p.m. the Department of Public Safety at Southeast Missouri State University sounded a tornado siren when a tornado warning was issued for Cape Girardeau County...
Cases of child autism have increased 850 percent in Missouri (04/25/04)
The smell of burning flesh made Tammila Miller turn around. The Grassy, Mo., mom was on the phone in the kitchen waiting for her oven to preheat. She whirled around to find her autistic son, Michael, gripping the hot baking rack in the oven. Michael, now 7 years old, suffered third-degree burns on his palms but never cried or showed any sign of pain during the ordeal...
World briefs 4/25/04 (04/25/04)
Landslide buries bus in Indonesia, kills 37 JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A rain-triggered landslide smashed into a bus on Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing at least 37 passengers and leaving six others buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday. ...
What's wrong with Ben? (04/25/04)
The day is March 27, but it might as well be Christmas morning. Ben Rushin sits patiently on the wooden bleachers inside Jackson High School's gymnasium. The rustic gym could have been a perfect setting for the movie "Hoosiers," a classic film about an overachieving high school basketball team riding hard work all the way to a championship...
Conversation with a parent points to societal problem (04/25/04)
This series began in the comfortable living room of a Jackson home with a reporter asking a mother and father how education reform had affected their autistic son. The story grew as the parents told a sunshiny tale of their son who one miraculous day in the back seat of their van awoke from two years of silence and became a fairly typical fourth-grader...
Author to speak on KRCU radio show (04/25/04)
Author David Fiedler will be the guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. He will discuss his new book, "The Enemy Among Us: Prisoners of War in Missouri during World War II." The public affairs show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Vets who joined while underage gather for reunion in Branson (04/25/04)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Doris Gilbert remembers like it was yesterday the day in 1946 when Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower shook her hand, grinned and said: "Go home little girl, and come back when you grow up. We need soldiers like you." Gilbert sneaked into the Women's Army Corps during World War II at age 13. Like many others, she falsified her birth certificate to enlist at a time when others her age were happily playing childhood games...
Delay on gay marriage ban may be political maneuver (04/25/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At the outset of the this year's legislative session, a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriages seemed to be a slam dunk for quick passage by the Missouri Legislature. Republicans, who control both legislative chambers, made the proposal a top priority, and the Senate passed its version 26-6 on March 1...
Two fired after hanging 'prank' (04/25/04)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Two white Laidlaw bus drivers have been fired for hanging a black doll from a noose above the desk of a black co-worker, the company said Friday. Laidlaw area general manager Wayne Gensler said the doll was accompanied by a note that said: "Help Mommy, they hung me."...
License plates requests keep state officials on toes (04/25/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- In a job that is part censor and part codebreaker, the Missouri Driver and Vehicle Services Bureau scrutinizes thousands of specialty license plate requests each year, trying to weed out the profanities, the obscenities and the innuendoes...
Jury sides with family of woman who refused transfusion (04/25/04)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The family of a Jehovah's Witness who refused a blood transfusion and died after surgery in November 2001 won a lawsuit against a surgeon who operated on her. A St. Louis County Circuit Court jury on Friday awarded $412,500 to the family of Linda Grissom. The lawsuit was against Dr. Ronald Gaskin, the surgeon who cut Grissom's aorta when she was having her gallbladder removed and repaired the wound during the operation...
Four killed in explosion at Illinois plastics plant (04/25/04)
ILLIOPOLIS, Ill. -- An explosion at a plastics manufacturing plant jolted this central Illinois town, killing four workers, critically injuring two others and forcing the evacuation of the entire community. Six other workers suffered less serious injuries in the blast late Friday, which demolished 50 to 75 percent of the Formosa Plastics plant and rattled the windows and walls of houses well over a mile away...
Polish parish in standoff with archbishop asks Vatican for help (04/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- An independent Polish parish, no closer to reaching a compromise with Archbishop Raymond Burke over its control and future, is seeking support from the Roman Catholic Church's highest authority -- the pope, who is Polish. St. Stanislaus Kostka is sending one of its members to Rome next month for an audience with Pope John Paul II and a separate meeting with the pope's advisers...
Doonesbury strip stirs up controversy (04/25/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A few newspapers around the country edited or pulled out Friday's "Doonesbury" comic strip to remove an expletive used by a character injured while fighting in Iraq. In a story line that began Monday, B.D., a football coach-turned-soldier, lost a leg after being reactivated in the Army at the end of 2002...
Kerry takes communion despite order from top Vatican cardinal (04/25/04)
BOSTON -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry received communion from a Catholic priest Saturday, one day after a top Vatican cardinal said politicians who support abortion rights should be denied the Eucharist. Kerry took communion during the 6 p.m. Mass at Boston's Paulist Center, where campaign spokesman David Wade said the candidate regularly worships. The church is close to the Beacon Hill home Kerry shares with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry...
Global economy goes well, say G-7 leaders (04/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- Despite worries about high oil prices and Middle East unrest, the world's major industrial countries expressed optimism about the global economy on Saturday, contending the world was poised for strong growth this year and next. However, in an effort to deal with the rising violence, the Group of Seven major industrial countries pledged economic support to rebuild the war-torn economies of Iraq and Afghanistan and the Palestinian areas of the West Bank and Gaza...
Slain student's funeral attracts more than 1,000 (04/25/04)
NISSWA, Minn. -- More than 1,000 mourners packed a resort lodge and overflowed from two tents for the funeral of slain University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, who was remembered for her generous heart and infectious spirit. The lodge was one of the few places in northern Minnesota large enough to hold such a crowd. The body of Sjodin, 22, who grew up in nearby Pequot Lakes, was found April 17, five months after she disappeared from a Grand Forks, N.D., shopping mall parking lot...
Researchers study death records for health trends (04/25/04)
AMHERST, Mass. -- When Sylvester Graham died in 1851 the cause of death was listed as "Congress waters and tepid baths." According to the records in Northampton City Hall, the eccentric health food pioneer remembered for inventing the graham cracker died at the age of 57 from drinking too much mineral water and ignoring his own advice to bathe in bracing cold water...
Newly found diary written by Einstein's confidante (04/25/04)
PRINCETON, N.J. -- In the last years of Albert Einstein's life, he amused himself by telling jokes to his parrot, and avoided visitors by feigning illness, according to a newly discovered diary written by the woman known around Princeton as his last girlfriend...
Big dollars fuel, shape politicians' campaigns (04/25/04)
Money is the lifeblood of politics, and increasingly, it defines and dominates campaigns. It gives rich candidates an instant edge. It makes politicians prisoners of the coffee-and-cocktail fund-raising circuit -- time that could be used to do the work of government, or to engage voters who are not wielding checkbooks...
Odds and Ends 4/25/04 (04/25/04)
Utah man: A penny for your election thoughts ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Forget punch card ballots and ATM-style voting machines -- the owner of a drive-in is using pennies and canisters to encourage customers vote on the governor's race. Nathan McCleery, owner of Larsen's Frostop, is running a penny primary poll for the election. ...
Island tradition (04/25/04)
HILO, Hawaii -- Hula dancer Hisayo Shimizu isn't competing in Hawaii's most prestigious hula festival, but she's as excited to be at the Merrie Monarch Festival as anyone at the competition. The Tokyo dentist is among hundreds of Japanese visitors who have come to the 40-year-old festival, Mecca of a tradition that an estimated 300,000 Japanese have embraced...
Aid workers- Buildings 'totally flattened' in N. Korean blast (04/25/04)
DANDONG, China -- Aid workers allowed Saturday into secretive North Korea described a ring of devastation around this week's massive train explosion and said 76 of the 154 people confirmed dead were children in a school destroyed by the blast. In an unusually frank statement, North Korea blamed the blast in Ryongchon on human error, saying the cargo of oil and chemicals ignited when workers knocked the wagons against power lines...
Officials seeking Hamas link to Kosovo shooter (04/25/04)
PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro -- Authorities are investigating whether a Jordanian U.N. policeman who killed three American corrections officers in a gunbattle at a Kosovo prison had links to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, a senior NATO official said...
Arafat publicly defiant but privately worried (04/25/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Addressing thousands of cheering supporters Saturday, Yasser Arafat dismissed the latest Israeli threats against him, referring to himself as a "mountain" that will not be moved. But confidants of the Palestinian leader said he was taking the warnings seriously and was preparing for the possibility of his death...
Plan to reunify Cyprus defeated by Greek Cypriot opposition (04/25/04)
NICOSIA, Cyprus -- A U.N. plan to reunite Cyprus collapsed Saturday as Greek Cypriots overwhelmingly rejected it in a referendum. Turkish Cypriots voted heavily in favor. The rejection of the plan, which had to be approved by both communities, means that only Greek Cypriots will enjoy the benefits when Cyprus joins the European Union on May 1...
Bombers attack Iraqi oil facilities in Persian Gulf (04/25/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Suicide attackers detonated explosive-laden boats near oil facilities in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, killing two U.S. Navy sailors in a new tactic against Iraq's vital oil industry. Elsewhere, violence across Iraq killed at least 33 Iraqis and four American soldiers...
Defense stars in spring game (04/25/04)
Defense and weather were the big winners Saturday night, as Southeast Missouri State University wrapped up spring practice with its annual Red vs. White intrasquad game at Houck Stadium. There was only one touchdown as the Red team posted a 10-3 victory in front of about 350 fans. The squads combined for five turnovers, including four fumbles...
Southeast drops one to EIU after long wait (04/25/04)
Southeast Missourian CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University experienced a long and frustrating Saturday afternoon as the Indians began a crucial Ohio Valley Conference series at Eastern Illinois. The squads waited out a rain delay of 3 hours, 33 minutes before the first pitch was ever thrown -- then the Indians dropped a 6-5 decision. Southeast (17-20, 7-6) fell to sixth place in the 10-team OVC. EIU (15-20, 9-4) is in second place...
Southeast softball splits doubleheader at Morehead State (04/25/04)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State's softball team split a pair of Ohio Valley Conference games Saturday with Morehead State. Amy Fahnestock allowed six hits and only one run in a complete-game victory for the Otahkians in the 3-1 opener. In the second game, Southeast (12-28, 7-8)allowed two seventh-inning runs in a 4-3 defeat. Jamie Birk had three hits and two RBIs. Jessica Hunter took the loss...
Knight favored in Steamboat Classic (04/25/04)
In its 20th year, the Steamboat Classic has become a fixture on the Southeast Missouri sports calendar. Another tradition is Barry Knight coming across the finish line first. Can't hold a Steamboat Classic without Knight, it seems, although others in the field probably wish they could...
FanSpeak 4/25/04 (04/25/04)
Congrats to Dominitrix HATS OFF to Dom Johnson for making sports news in the April issue of Sports Illustrated. Setting the record straight THE JACKSON soccer girls have recorded 11 wins. I saw it in the paper listed as 10, but their record is 11-3-1...
Home away from home (04/25/04)
You can tell by the look in Karen Stupples' eye that her heart still rests in Dover, England, where she was born and where her mother and father live. But since becoming the touring professional for Dalhousie Country Club in March of 2002, Stupples has grown fond of Cape Girardeau...
Rams lineman Little arrested (04/25/04)
LADUE, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 1998 fatal accident in which he was driving drunk, was arrested early Saturday for driving while intoxicated. Police in this St. Louis suburb said Little was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. for a speeding violation on westbound Interstate 64. A police spokesman said Little was booked and released after being issued two traffic summons to be handled in Ladue Municipal Court...
Chargers draft the QB, then trade him for Rivers (04/25/04)
NEW YORK -- After a tense hour in which Eli Manning was a prospective law student, the NFL's first family of quarterbacks got what it wanted. Eli will be a New York Giant. In one of the more bizarre first hours in recent draft history, Manning was taken with the first pick by the San Diego Chargers, for whom he announced he wouldn't play...
Rams trade up two spots to select draft's first running back (04/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson has the same agent as Marshall Faulk. Someday, the St. Louis Rams' first-round pick hopes to have Faulk's job as well. The Rams traded up two slots Saturday, surrendering their fourth-round pick in this year's draft to Cincinnati, to get the 24th pick and take the Oregon State back. The 233-pound Jackson is the first offensive player taken in the first round by Rams' offensive-minded coach Mike Martz since 2000...
Brewers' Seanz baffles Cardinals (04/25/04)
MILWAUKEE -- Making his major league debut, Chris Saenz made believe it was just another day in the minor leagues. He looked like he had been pitching in the big leagues for years. "If you change everything, you'll be in trouble," Saenz said after allowing two hits in six innings Saturday to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1...
Strong winds have made things difficult in spring turkey season (04/25/04)
Strong winds, like many things in life, are not inherently "good" or "bad." If you are trying to launch and fly a kite, you welcome those blustery days. However, if you are participating in Missouri's spring turkey hunting season, you may think of those same winds far less favorably...
Jackson's Enderle topped field last week (04/25/04)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Rodney Enderle of Jackson won the Bassbusters of SEMO bass fishing tournament last weekend at Lake Wappapello. Winds of about 30 miles per hour last Sunday made boat control and fishing difficult. But Enderle kept his focus and brought an impressive 18.9 pounds of bass to the scales. ...
Southeast officials plan to make a pitch for OVC tournament (04/25/04)
Southeast Missouri State University baseball fans who remember all the fun and excitement at Capaha Park when the Indians hosted several Ohio Valley Conference tournaments shouldn't yet get too fired up. But Southeast officials, along with the city's convention and visitors bureau, are exploring the possibility of making a pitch to host the OVC baseball tourney after the league's three-season contract with Brooks Stadium in Paducah, Ky., expires this year...
Pleasant place (04/25/04)
It arises almost mirage-like in what was once farmland near Fruitland: a subdivision called Pleasant Lake. It is indeed pleasant, nestled among gently rolling hills. The home at 677 Pleasant Lake is so immaculate that it would seem to be a brand new construction. Yet it's about five years old, which gives it the advantages of a yard that is already established and the warmth of having been inhabited by a family...
Bloom boom coming to gardens nationwide (04/25/04)
No matter where you live, some time in the coming weeks and months, a meadow, mountainside or botanical garden near you will burst into bloom, exploding with colors and scents. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden hosts an annual Japanese-themed cherry blossom festival, "Sakura Matsuri," planned for May 1 and 2, complete with Japanese drummers and food; at other times, stroll around the garden's serene and stunning Japanese hill and pond garden, where you're likely to catch a glimpse of the egret who has decided to make this unusual urban retreat its home.. ...
Natural wonders (04/25/04)
If you listen carefully you'll hear the deep-throated call of the bullfrog late in the afternoon and the buzz of a bumblebee near one of the banks of blooming azaleas. Koi fish splash in the pond, and birds chirp overhead in the gardens of Joe and Marie Haupt of Jackson...
Lemon can be grown nearly everywhere (04/25/04)
No matter where you live, you can put in a planting of lemons. Not lemon trees, just lemons. (And I don't mean plants that are "lemons" in the sense of duds.) Many lemony plants are perfectly cold-hardy outdoors. Lemon balm, a perennial herb with lemon-scented leaves, is one of the easiest plants to grow. ...
New lessons from old stereotypes (04/25/04)
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- It all started for David Pilgrim with the "mammy" salt shaker. It was toward the end of the Civil Rights era in the early 1970s. Pilgrim, now a 45-year-old sociology professor at Ferris State University, was about 13 when he came across the dispenser at a flea market in his native Alabama...
TV highlights for the week (04/25/04)
Henry Luce is a hugely influential yet largely forgotten figure from the American Century -- the name he himself coined for the 1900s. Fresh out of Yale, Luce masterminded Time magazine in 1923 to recap the week's news with brash, people-oriented flourish. ...
Melody Menz (04/25/04)
Melody Darlene Dopp Menz, 60, of Belton, Texas, formerly of Scott City, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1943, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Delmar and Francis Reeves Dopp. Menz was the owner and operator of Helping Hands, a residential cleaning service. She also worked at Thorngate. Menz was a 1961 graduate of Illmo Scott City High School and attended Cape Business College and St. Louis University. She was a member of Keys Valley Baptist Church at Belton...
Robert Noble (04/25/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Robert Edward Noble, 85, of Advance died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Dexter Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1918, at Morehouse, Mo., son of Thomas and Annie Fox Noble. Noble was a retired machine operator. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Mary Pardon (04/25/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Jane Pardon, 83, of Sikeston died Friday, April 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 13, 1920, at Hayward, Mo., daughter of James and Emma Wyatt Bishop. She and Irvin B. Pardon were married July 13, 1940, in Portageville, Mo. He died Dec. 23, 1987...
Joseph McKeown (04/25/04)
Joseph Patrick "Joe Pat" McKeown, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 23, 2004, at his home. He was born July 30, 1958, at Cape Girardeau, son of James and Jane Doughty McKeown. Survivors include his mother of Cape Girardeau; his father of Carterville, Ill.; two brothers, James McKeown of Forth Worth, Texas, Steve McKeown of Herrin, Ill.; and two sisters, Jane Neumeyer of Madison, Wis., Sue Watkins of Farmington, Mo...
Gary Weston (04/25/04)
Gary A. Weston 52, of Vienna, Ill., died Saturday at St. Louis University Medical Center. Weston was born April 14, 1952, at Anna, Ill., son of Edwards "Jiggs" and Christine Aldred Weston. He and Nine E. Whiteside were married Dec. 16, 1972, in Mounds, Ill...
Harvey Smothers (04/25/04)
Harvey H. Smothers, 96, of Bloomfield, Mo., died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Sept. 21, 1907, near Swinton, Mo., son of Orble and Minnie Mann Smothers. He and Zenoba Hobbs were married June 18, 1927. Smothers was employed by International Shoe Company from 1927 to 1942. ...
Billy Thiele (04/25/04)
SALEM, Mo. -- Billy Gene Thiele, 47, of Salem, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at his home. He was born May 5, 1956, at Cape Girardeau, son of Louis and Janice Friedhoff Thiele. Thiele was self-employed in the construction business. He worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory and was an antiques dealer...
Lawrence- Jensen (04/25/04)
Leslie Windeknecht Lawrence and Jeffery Jensen were married March 13, 2004, in Sedona, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Lawrence of Jackson. The groom is the son of Gary and Charlotte Jensen of Waterloo, Iowa. Mrs. Jensen is owner of Sunburst Jewelry...
Martin-Ressel (04/25/04)
Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau was the setting Oct. 4, 2003, for the wedding of Jamie Lynn Martin and Benjamin James Ressel. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the ceremony. Soloist was Brooke Burrows of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Marvin and Kathey Martin of Doniphan, Mo. Steve and Sandy Ressel of Cape Girardeau are parents of the groom...
Schemel-Bull (04/25/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melissa Lynette Schemel and Chad Bull were married Dec. 31, 2003, at Blue Fountain Banquet Center in Sereno, Mo. Don Cox of Jackson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Sandy Schemel of Perryville. The groom is the son of Mike and Dinky Schafer of St. Mary, Mo., and Danny and Linda Bull of Willis, Texas...
Stevens-Braun (04/25/04)
Heather Renee Stevens and Joshua Stephen Braun exchanged vows Feb. 21, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City. The Rev. David Coon performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jane Lett, and vocalists were Jessica Braun and Renee Compass, all of Scott City...
Edmundson-Heuring (04/25/04)
Mark and Peggy Edmundson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanie Brianna Edmundson, to Robyn Jay Heuring. He is the son of Paul and Jane Heuring of Cape Girardeau. Edmundson is a graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a third grade teacher with Cape Girardeau School District...
Trepasso-Hansen (04/25/04)
Joe and Lori Trepasso and Pam and Mike Bowling of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Trepasso, to Jeremy Craig Hansen, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Paul and Nancy Hansen of Queen Creek, Ariz. Trepasso is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School and received a bachelor's degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an interior designer and sales associate in Columbia...
Cox-Sides (04/25/04)
Carlyn and Luther Haynes and Donald Cox Jr. of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Marie Cox, to Ian Christopher Sides. He is the son of Rene and Duane Statler of Jackson and Steven Sides of Lakewood, Colo. Cox is a 2001 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at US Bank in Cape Girardeau...
Baber-Cook (04/25/04)
Margaret Baber of Cape Girardeau and David and Marsha Baber of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Keri Elizabeth Baber, to Douglas Wilson Cook, both of Burbank, Calif. He is the son of Glen and Mary Ellen Cook of Cape Girardeau. Baber is a 1995 graduate of Scott City High School. ...
Niederkorn-Rhodes (04/25/04)
Donald and Judith Niederkorn of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Marybeth Niederkorn, to Blake William Rhodes, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Richard and LaWanda Rhodes of Marble Hill, Mo. Niederkorn is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Hastings Books Music and Video in Cape Girardeau...
Butler-Jenkins (04/25/04)
David and Mary Butler of Portageville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheryl Butler of Cape Girardeau, to Rob Jenkins. He is the son of John and Connie Jenkins of Dexter, Mo. Butler is a graduate of Portageville High School. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri in Cape Girardeau...
Rosanna- McLain (04/25/04)
Robert and Patricia Rosanna of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Sue Rosanna, to John Richard McLain. He is the son of Jessie and Donna McLain of Jackson. Rosanna is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. McLain is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. He is employed at L.T. Masonry Inc...
Aggertt-Smith (04/25/04)
Joyce Aggertt of San Jose, Ill., announces the engagement of her daughter, Kimberly Jo Aggertt of Advance, Mo., to Noel Travis Smith of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Larry and Linda Smith of Rockport, Ind. Aggertt is also the daughter of the late Joe Aggertt...
Bridges-Gast (04/25/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Tom and Carol Bridges Jr. of Tamms announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer L. Bridges, to Johnny N. Gast. He is the son of Donald "Butch" and Becky Gast of Jackson, Mo. Bridges attended Egyptian High School. Gast is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. He is employed at Sleepy Hollow Home Center in Cape Girardeau...
Malone-Bogenpohl (04/25/04)
James Malone of Jackson and Mary Gonzales of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Renee Malone of Dexter, Mo., to Darin Lee Bogenpohl of Jackson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bogenpohl of Jackson. Malone is a graduate of Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is a respiratory therapist at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Walker- Matthews (04/25/04)
John and Pauletta Walker of Ellsinore, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha L. Walker, to David P. Matthews, both of Jackson. He is the son of Harold and Wanda Matthews of Jackson. Walker is a graduate of East Carter High School, and is majoring in recreation at Southeast Missouri State University...
Tibbs-Lichtenegger (04/25/04)
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Tibbs of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Ann Tibbs, to Andrew Joseph Lichtenegger. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lichtenegger of Altenburg, Mo. Tibbs is a 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in music education. She is a music teacher at St. Ambrose Grade School in Chaffee, Mo., and at St. Augustine Grade School in Kelso, Mo...
Manning-Pratt (04/25/04)
Michael and Mary Manning of Troy, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Christina Manning, to Justin Cody Pratt of Fort Lewis, Wash., formerly of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Robert Pratt of Dexter, Mo., and Barbara Wicks of Holly Springs, Miss...
Hinkebein-Tubbs (04/25/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles and Glenda Hinkebein of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Marie Hinkebein, to Nicholas Walker Tubbs, both of Beaufort, N.C. He is the son of Cleveland and Carol Tubbs of Hickory, N.C. Hinkebein is a 1997 graduate of Delta High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University...
Huffman-Miller (04/25/04)
Juice Whitby of Cape Girardeau and Randy Huffman of Fruitland announce the engagement of their daughter, MacKenzie Marie Huffman, to Benjamin Wayne Miller. He is the son of Keith and Carol Miller of Derry, Pa. Huffman is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School, and served in the U.S. Navy. She expects to receive a degree in diagnostic medical sonography from Community College of Allegheny County, Pa., in 2005...
Goldens married 25 years (04/25/04)
Brian and Teresa Golden of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last Wednesday. The couple was married April 21, 1979, at St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville, Mo., by the Rev. Elmer Stolle. Their attendants were Carolyn Bland, sister of the bride, and John Wolffer...
Fire report 04/25/04 (04/25/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 4:19 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1707 Georgia St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: At 2:54 a.m., a natural gas leak at 450 Sheridan. At 8:06 a.m., an emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg...
Police report 04/25/04 (04/25/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Jonathan Frazier, 24, 1958 Delwin, No. 6, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. William Colbert Jr., 27, 2700 Pioneer, No. 158, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 4/25/04 (04/25/04)
10 years ago: April 25, 1994 After long weekend of weighing proposals from two companies interested in developing riverboat gambling operation in Scott City, its city council gives nod to Lady Luck Gaming Corp. Public hearing is held aboard Mississippi River Commission's inspection boat at Scott City, first of four hearings that will be conducted by MRC and Army Corps of Engineers during annual spring high-water inspection trip on lower Mississippi River...
Tort reform (04/25/04)
Missouri doctors who believe legislative action to limit damages in malpractice lawsuits will make malpractice premiums affordable got some good news and bad news last week. The legislature sent a tort-reform bill to Gov. Bob Holden that lowers those limits. But the governor made it clear he intends to veto the measure...
Vial of Life effort is good legacy (04/25/04)
To the editor: Being a friend of Della B. Heise, I would like to add information on her stewardship in the Friends of St. Francis Medical Center. The 1,000 hours accumulated was with the Vial of Life program. However, in August 2001 the Friends of St. Francis relinquished this program, and the St. Francis Medical Center Auxiliary assumed the responsibility, entitling it the Della Heise Vial of Life program...
Some responses to Speak Out (04/25/04)
To the editor: Here are some random thoughts for Speak Out participants: The Missouri Legislature didn't pass a new tax on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star. It ended a sales-tax credit. Calling state Rep. Jason Crowell "out of control" and state Rep. Rod Jetton, a former U.S. Marine, a "threat to our country and freedom " is just absurd...
Time for Bush to come clean (04/25/04)
To the editor: Bob Woodward has raised a number of disturbing questions about President Bush's relationship with the Saudi royal family. We now know that Bush has a secret deal with the Saudis to influence the November elections by manipulating gas prices -- a deal that is costing Americans at the pump...
Speak Out 04/25/04 (04/25/04)
Good reporting THANKS TO Mark Unterreiner for such tremendous coverage on the Missouri High School Rodeo. The articles were very good. Thanks for letting the area know about our sport and how important it is to us. Keep up the good work, Mark. You are going to be a very successful reporter...
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