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Stories from Sunday, May 23, 2004

12-year-old wins mall tournament (05/23/04)
Cole Buerkle had Adam Hinton's king on the run. Buerkle, 16, a student at Cape Girardeau Central High School, was slowly nearing a win, with Adam, 11, retreating into a corner. Then controversy hit the Spring Chess Challenge, when Buerkle removed his hand from his king but did not hit the clock to signal the end of the move -- a move that would cost him the game and could determine who won the tournament, Adam or Alexander Kantchev...
Wages of crime - Some prisoners pay for their stay (05/23/04)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - First, Sheriff Tim Evinger eliminated ketchup, salt, coffee and pepper at the jail, a move he says saved an instant $30,000 a year in runaway beverage and condiment costs. Now, Evinger has decided to start charging inmates $60 a day to help cover the costs of their stay behind bars...
World briefs 5/23/04 (05/23/04)
Gadhafi walks out of Arab summit in 'disgust' TUNIS, Tunisia -- Arab leaders convened their annual summit Saturday to discuss condemning terrorism. But the opening session was overshadowed by the walkout of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who threatened to pull his country out of the 22-member Arab League. ...
Drawing attention to the arts with songs, crafts, chalk (05/23/04)
Musicians strummed passionately. Artists drew pensively. Actors performed zealously. On Saturday afternoon, downtown Cape Girardeau became the colorful canvas for various art forms as the ArtsCape festival drew its highest attendance figures yet, with more than 2,000 people showing up at the fourth annual event...
Class dismissed (05/23/04)
Jason Bandermann dims the lights in Room 214 as the featured presentation begins. Mr. Bandermann and his first-hour math students are waiting out the remaining hour and a half much like the rest of Central Junior High School, watching a movie compilation of still photographs and video clips highlighting the 2003-2004 school year...
Odd briefs (05/23/04)
The fire shines bright in the old Kentucky castle VERSAILLES, Ky. -- It was like a scene out of old Europe, as townspeople gathered to watch a Versailles castle go up in flames. On Monday, dozens gathered to watch a central Kentucky landmark, known locally as "the castle," go up in flames. ...
FBI stats say fewer banks robbed with dress code for customers (05/23/04)
Local banks and credit unions seem to be following the statewide trend of requiring a dress code, not for its employees but for customers. Last year, more than 200 Missouri financial institutions adopted a "no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses" policy. Crime statistics released by the FBI indicate 42 fewer robberies in the first year that the policy has been in effect...
Two fires linked to methane from septic tanks (05/23/04)
Most people are aware that decorative candles, left unattended, can be a fire hazard. What is less obvious is that a faulty septic tank system can also cause a fire. What members of one household found out earlier this month is that a combination of the two can, and did, set a house ablaze...
New election methods get test in Cape (05/23/04)
Cape Girardeau voters will be introduced to a new voting method at the upcoming June election as the county tries out new technology that will be required in order to meet provisions in the federal Help America Vote Act. Voters will still use paper ballots. They will fill in an oval, then will insert the ballots into a slot. A scanner will record the vote...
Sorority punished for encouraging blood drive lies (05/23/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Members of a University of Missouri-Columbia sorority have been told to volunteer two hours to the American Red Cross after a controversy over a blood drive at the school. The international chapter of Gamma Phi Beta delivered that directive and others to its Missouri chapter in April. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported on the directives Saturday...
Columbia school board to appeal tax levy decision (05/23/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Columbia School board has decided to appeal a court ruling that said the district illegally set its tax rate high enough to collect more revenue than the district's declared needs. The Missouri Court of Appeals ruling, issued Tuesday, might have implications for other school districts, cities and counties, school attorney Alex Bartlett said Friday before the board voted to appeal...
Claire McCaskill unveils economic plan (05/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Claire McCaskill rolled out her economic development plan Saturday, calling for improving Missouri's roads, more money for schools at all levels and improved accountability in state government...
Missouri jobless rate falls again (05/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's unemployment rate dropped in April, according to figures released Friday. Missouri's unemployment rate fell from 5 percent in March to 4.7 percent last month, better than the national rate of 5.6 percent. The state has gained 34,600 jobs in the past year, Bill Niblack, a research manager for the Department of Economic Development, said...
S.D. race ensnarls Senate's leaders (05/23/04)
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Shattering precedent, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist campaigned for the defeat of his Democratic counterpart on Saturday, depicting Sen. Tom Daschle as a polarizing figure at home and an obstructionist thwarting President Bush's agenda in Congress...
Liberty Head nickel sells for $3 million (05/23/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- A 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was minted under mysterious circumstances, owned by royalty and celebrated in an episode of TV's "Hawaii Five-O" was sold Thursday for $3 million. "Many argue this is the most important coin in our history," said Bruce L. Smith of Blanchard and Co., which brokered the sale. "I think it's the most beautiful."...
OPEC discusses Saudi proposal to raise oil output (05/23/04)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- OPEC is "deeply concerned" about the recent rise in oil prices but deferred making a decision on increasing its output target until its members meet next month, the group's president said Saturday. Under intense pressure to pump more oil to reduce crude prices, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries discussed a Saudi proposal for an 8.5 percent increase in the production target. ...
Jenna Bush, like president, skips graduation ceremony (05/23/04)
AUSTIN, Texas -- President Bush wasn't the only one who skipped the pomp and circumstance of his daughter's graduation from the University of Texas on Saturday. Jenna Bush did not participate either. Despite her name being listed on the commencement program, Bush was not among the more than 150 English majors receiving degrees Saturday afternoon at the Austin campus. Attendance at the event is not required to graduate from the university...
Nation digest 05/23/04 (05/23/04)
SBC, union still talking as workers picket SAN ANTONIO -- Picketers filled the sidewalk in front of SBC Communications Inc.'s downtown headquarters Saturday in the second day of a four-day strike against SBC over health-care and job security issues. ...
End-of-the-year pranks turns serious for some students (05/23/04)
ATHENS, Ga. -- Whether it's toilet papering trees or spray painting a wall, senior hijinks at high schools each year land some surprised pranksters in jail and banned from graduation and prom. Two pranks in Georgia that damaged school property have drawn complaints from parents about the end-of-the-year traditions -- although some acknowledge there's really no way to stop some zealous seniors...
For same-sex couples, divorce is sought-after benefit (05/23/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- It may not be on their minds as they walk down the aisle in Massachusetts, but along with gifts and toasts, many gay couples are finally getting one of the biggest benefits of matrimony: the ability to obtain a clean divorce. Because their unions were not legally binding, gay couples have had few protections when they split and have had to rely on the inconsistent mercy of judges to obtain alimony, parental rights or a stake in the couple's finances...
One-third of voters in swing states suffering election fatigue (05/23/04)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- A little amused and a little annoyed, Nikyle Fitzgerald and his wife decided to count how many campaign commercials popped up on the television. The tally for two hours: four ads for President Bush and three for Democratic challenger John Kerry. "After awhile, you do get tired of it," said Fitzgerald, a 32-year-old mail carrier...
Hispanic and independent populations put Southwest in play (05/23/04)
PHOENIX -- Hispanics and transplanted white voters are swelling the populations of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, offering hope to both John Kerry and President Bush in the hot, new campaign battleground. Four years after Democrat Al Gore ceded most of the region to Bush, Kerry is taking a multimillion-dollar gamble that he can improve the poor turnout of Hispanics and reduce Bush's share of their votes...
Partnership unveils plant that makes oil from turkey (05/23/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Someday, if the hopes and dreams of investors in a small plant in southwest Missouri come true, Americans may be using oil derived from what is left of a turkey after it has gone through a rendering plant. The blood, guts, skin, feathers and bones, called turkey offal, are being converted into oil at the plant in Carthage, about 50 miles west of Springfield. Owners of the plant announced this week that they have begun selling between 100 and 200 barrels of the oil per day...
Suicide car bomb wounds Iraqi deputy minister outside his home (05/23/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide car bomber killed four people and slightly wounded a deputy interior minister on Saturday in the second such attack on a senior Iraqi official in Baghdad this week -- both claimed by the same al-Qaida-linked group. A statement by the group posted on the Internet said Saturday's bomber came from Syria, bolstering long-standing U.S. claims that foreign fighters are involved in insurgent attacks in Iraq...
Global diet strategy adopted as movement to fight obesity mount (05/23/04)
GENEVA -- The world's health leaders formally adopted a global strategy to combat bad diet and exercise habits Saturday, part of a wave of determination to fight diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. The voluntary plan offers a blueprint for countries trying to develop policies that make it easier for people to eat healthier food and exercise more. Diseases linked to poor diet cause more than half of all deaths worldwide and are becoming an increasing problem in poor countries...
N. Korea, Japan settle decades-old abductions (05/23/04)
TOKYO -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi returned from a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Saturday with a major political trophy: the five children of two Japanese couples who were abducted to the North decades ago and returned two years ago...
Archaeologists find ancient jewelry collection, makeup kit (05/23/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists excavating caves near the Dead Sea discovered jewelry, a makeup kit and a small mirror -- 2,500-year-old fashion accessories for women. The trove apparently belonged to Jews who returned from exile in Babylon in the 6th century B.C., said Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority...
Commoner to royalty (05/23/04)
MADRID, Spain -- Crown Prince Felipe married former TV anchorwoman Letizia Ortiz on Saturday in a ceremony that the couple dedicated to the victims of a terrorist bombing two months ago. Afterward, tens of thousands of Spaniards lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the first commoner ever to be in line to be queen...
Central, Jackson, Perryville, ND advance athletes to state (05/23/04)
Central freshman Nicole Jackson led a strong performance by local track and field athletes during Saturday's Class 4 sectional meet at Parkway South High School in St. Louis County. Jackson won the 200 and placed second in the 100. Also claiming sectional wins for the Tigers were Mark Egbuka (shot put) and the 800 relay team of Calen Wills, Will Johnson, Zeno Walker and Allen Walker...
Groves improves on own record, repeats as Class 2 discus champ (05/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An elite athlete usually has a good idea he or she has done something special. Saturday, on the second day of the Class 1 and Class 2 state track and field championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Scott City senior Loren Groves knew she had something special right away after her second throw in the Class 2 discus event...
Notre Dame gives St. Pius the boot (05/23/04)
Notre Dame again disappointed St. Pius' hopes of advancing to the quarterfinal round of the Class 1 quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over the offensive juggernaut Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame Regional High School. Lauren Mehner, the Bulldogs' leading scorer, broke a scoreless deadlock two minutes into the second half to send the Bulldogs on their way to the sectional victory. It was Mehner's third goal in the last two games and 17th of the season...
Indians drop 17-16 thriller to Skyhawks in 10 innings (05/23/04)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University has won eight of its past 11 games, but the Indians will not carry a winning streak into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Indians lost their regular-season finale Saturday as host Tennessee-Martin scored five runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to post a wild 17-16 victory, giving the Skyhawks one triumph in the three-game series...
FanSpeak 5/23/04 (05/23/04)
Shame in Jackson THE ADMINISTRATION and school board of Jackson should be ashamed for the way they handled the boys basketball coaching situation in the high school. They listened to the minority and not the majority. Then to compound matters, they overlooked a very successful JV coach. I hope the administration and the school board realize what an injustice they have done...
Cubs' Wood impersonator baffles Cards (05/23/04)
CHICAGO -- As a stand-in, Glendon Rusch put on a performance worthy of a lead role. Filling in for injured ace Kerry Wood, Rusch pitched 7 2-3 strong innings Saturday to help the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1. After enduring a 1-12 season with Milwaukee a year ago, signing with the Cubs on April 1 and spending the first month of this season in the minors, Rusch is appreciative of any victory. Especially in the majors...
Campbell shoots 61, shares Colonial lead (05/23/04)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Chad Campbell shot a course record-tying 9-under 61 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the third-round lead in the Colonial. Campbell matched Brian Gay (65) and Steve Flesch (67) at 8-under 202. Zach Johnson (68) was two strokes back at 6 under 204, a stroke better than Jesper Parnevik (68) and Craig Perks (70)...
Kennedy shows progress at minicamp (05/23/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A year after the Rams made Jimmy Kennedy their first-round pick, he's finally starting to act like one. Kennedy, the 12th overall selection last year, didn't start a game and saw only limited action in an underwhelming rookie season. After an offseason dedicated to getting stronger, he has made his presence felt during the team's three-day minicamp...
Hints for habitat- Diversity offers wildlife a smorgasbord (05/23/04)
Improving wildlife habitat is work. That's all there is to it. But there's no sense in making it harder than necessary. As a private lands conservationist, my job is to help landowners improve the habitat on their property. I like to tell interested landowners their new job is to become farmers of wildlife...
Bryant tops field on Kentucky Lake (05/23/04)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Kevin Bryant of Cape Girardeau won the Bass Busters of SEMO bass tournament last weekend at Kentucky Lake. Bryant used a very reliable spring pattern on Kentucky Lake to catch his limit. He focused on flooded buck brush in the backs of major creeks, keying on hard bottom areas. His fish fell to a one-two punch using a Bandit Foot Loose crankbait in Firetiger for the aggressive fish and a 5/16 Eakins Jig by Jewel in blue/black for neutral fish...
Area Digest 5/23/04 (05/23/04)
Gators place second at Saluki International The Gators Swim Team recently had its best finish ever at the Saluki International Long Course event in Carbondale, Ill., last weekend. The Gators scored 717 points, finishing second only to Parkway of St. Louis County in the three-day meet. The Gators finished ahead of St. Louis County programs Rockwood and Clayton-Shaw Park as well as the host host Saluki club...
Sports briefs 5/23/04 (05/23/04)
Baseball New York Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi went on the disabled list for the first time in his 10-year career Saturday, giving him two weeks to rest a sprained ankle as well as other aches and pains. Giambi hurt his right ankle when he stepped into a hole after rounding first base in the ninth inning of a 9-7 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night. ...
Pruning roses takes no special skills or equipment (05/23/04)
Pruning a rose bush need not be complicated. The rose, after all, is just another flowering shrub, albeit one that inspires poets and painters, the formation of societies, and an undue amount of words on "special" pruning needs. Despite the fanfare, a rose responds to pruning as does any other shrub...
Nostalgic neatness (05/23/04)
I remember when I was a kid and watched those family situation comedies like "Leave It To Beaver" and "The Brady Bunch." Those families always lived in houses that were consistently tidy and had yards that were impeccably manicured. I always wondered if such a life was really possible...
Discuss trail safety before hiking with your family (05/23/04)
NEW YORK -- Hiking is a great vacation activity for families -- healthy, inexpensive and fun. To promote National Trails Day on June 5, the American Hiking Society has put together a list of 10 family-friendly trails, all located within an hour's drive of major cities...
Children who are neither adults nor children (05/23/04)
NEW YORK -- This should be the time of year when new college graduates celebrate their independence, moving into a home they can finally call their own. "Should" is the operative word. In reality, many twentysomethings are living in their childhood rooms, struggling to reconcile their status as working adults with their traditional role within the family...
Furry, four-legged volunteers (05/23/04)
A simple touch or rub of their dog's belly is all some people need to put them in a better mood. Studies have long shown that owning and caring for pets can help prolong some seniors' lives, lower blood pressure and even reduce stress. Sarah McGowan already knows that...
Odds and ends 5/23/04 (05/23/04)
NEW YORK -- David Fink might think he got a ruff sentence. The lawyer who barked like a dog at a witness during a deposition has been fined $8,500 for misconduct and harassment of opponents, according to a judge's 54-page decision published Thursday...
Happiness is a visit from a friendly dog (05/23/04)
Ever since he was adopted from the Humane Society 18 months ago, my dog Reilly's had a job to do. The scope of his work has changed somewhat in that time, but he's been up to the challenge. As a 9-week-old puppy, Reilly was chosen to be a companion for my grandfather, who at the time was living alone in St. Louis. Grandpa was thrilled about the prospect of having a dog again after several years without a pet in the house...
Pets help speed recoveries at one Michigan hospital (05/23/04)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Feeling sick as a dog? Patients at some Michigan hospitals may get comfort and a speedier recovery with a visit from their own pooch. "We had a patient who kept saying she missed her pet so much," said Gail Daly, director of the Clinical Ethics Center at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center. "So we arranged for her dog to visit. It was a wonderful thing."...
Harlem-bred singer/songwriter hopes to ruffle a few feathers wi (05/23/04)
NEW YORK -- Nellie McKay isn't afraid to admit that she was a "band geek" in high school. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter was teased because she prefers slacks, flats and shoulder-padded blazers to tight, trendy jeans. She doesn't own a TV. She's a vegetarian, but she doesn't like vegetables. She usually stays up until 7 a.m. reading or playing piano. She has an old-fashioned partiality for old movies, music and fashion -- and a time when things were more "innocent."...
Cannes Film Festival honors Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11' (05/23/04)
CANNES, France -- American filmmaker Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. "Fahrenheit 9/11" was the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or since Jacques Cousteau's and Louis Malle's "The Silent World" in 1956...
Geneva Wagoner (05/23/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Geneva Gardiner Wagoner, 78, of Chaffee died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1926, at Dutchtown, daughter of Albert and Hermina Lenora Simpher Gardiner. She and Ray Wagoner were married Jan. 11, 1985. Wagoner was a retired foreman at Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Howard Geile (05/23/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Howard W. Geile, 86, of Perryville, Mo., died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home. He was born July 18, 1917, in Silver Lake, Mo., son of Theodore and Alice French Geile. He and Mary Ann Henneke were married June 17, 1944. She died March 28, 1995...
Laura Beggs (05/23/04)
Laura Hattie Ochs Beggs, 91, of Jackson died Friday, May 21, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Theodore and Bertha Popp Ochs. She and William H. Beggs were married Jan. 21, 1932, at Anna, Ill. He preceded her in death July 16, 1981...
Dan Delplane (05/23/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dan E. Delplane, 80, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Sikeston, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Sikeston, son of Rasheo and Ida Mitchem Delplane. He and Ruth Huddleston were married Dec. 27, 1945, in Sikeston. She died July 28, 1999...
Stanley Craver Jr. (05/23/04)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Stanley A. Craver Jr., 51, of McClure died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born March 2, 1953, in Anna, Ill., son of Stanley and Lucetta Pedigo Craver. He and Rebecca McHughes were married Sept. 21, 1983...
Sally Harmon (05/23/04)
Sally Arebelle Harmon, 81, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, Mo. died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of Sylvester "C.C." and Lela Arebelle Allen Carter. She and Thomas "Ralph" Harmon Sr. were married Sept. 10, 1941; he died Dec. 22, 1984...
Jewell Perry (05/23/04)
Jewell W. Perry, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center following an extended illness. She was formerly of Scott City. She was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Burkburnett, Texas, to the late John R. and Caroline Knight Williams. ...
Stacy-Schusler (05/23/04)
Tasha Marie Stacy and David Lynn Schusler Jr. were married Oct. 11, 2003, at First Assembly of God Church in Scott City. The Rev. Randy Morse performed the ceremony. Soloist was Joyce Rodgers of Scott City. Parents of the bride are Pamela and Dennis Blankenship of Scott City. The groom is the son of Laura and Robert Holmburg of Cape Girardeau and David Schusler Sr. of Davenport, Fla...
Cattron- Hahs (05/23/04)
Kim and Kimberly Jackson, Terry Cattron, and Bill and Cindy Hahs, all of Jackson, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Cattron and Josh Hahs. Cattron is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and attended Stage One the Hair School. She is employed at Major Custom Cable in Fruitland...
Matthews-Beltz (05/23/04)
Jim and Debbie Matthews of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennie Matthews, to Ryan Beltz. He is the son of Jeff and Laura Beltz of Oak Ridge. Matthews is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a degree in public relations from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at the university and at Rogers Jewelers...
LeDure- Rhyne (05/23/04)
Wilma LeDure of Scott City announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Rhea LeDure, to Charles Wayne Rhyne. He is the son of Paula Woods of Scott City. LeDure is also the daughter of the late Garland LeDure. LeDure is a graduate of Kelly High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is an elementary teacher with Scott City School District...
Scheffer-Mackey (05/23/04)
Claudia Marion of Chaffee, Mo., and Paul Bell of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Ellen Scheffer, to John Michael Mackey. He is the son of Charles Mackey of St. Charles, Mo., and Jo Anne Mackey of Old Appleton, Mo. Scheffer is a graduate of Chaffee High School. She is operations administrator at Rubbermaid...
Brown- Killian (05/23/04)
Robert and Cindy Killian of Scott City announce the engagement of their son, Brandon Killian, to Amy Brown. She is the daughter of Penny and Paula Brown of Newport News, Va. Brown is pursuing a degree in marketing at Old Dominion College. Killian is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. He is serving in the U.S. Navy, currently stationed aboard the USS Eisenhower in Newport News...
Elfrink-Shy (05/23/04)
Gerald and Carole Elfrink of Whitewater announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Elfrink, to Robert Clark Shy. He is the son of Robert and Janice Shy of Whitewater. Elfrink received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She will be employed at Scott City High School this fall...
Sprengels mark 50 years (05/23/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Archie H. Sprengel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 15, 2004, with a dinner at Delmonico's in Jackson. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law, Archie W. and Ann Sprengel and Mark and Christy Sprengel...
Burnses celebrate 50th event (05/23/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burns of Jackson observed their 50th anniversary with an open house April 18, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their children and spouses, Victor and Carolyn Burns, Todd and Teresa Burns, and Lynn Burns, all of Jackson...
Collinses celebrate 50 years (05/23/04)
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Collins of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon May 8, 2004, at the home of a daughter in St. Louis. Hosts were their children and spouses, Marla and Larry Cruse and Mike and Margaret Collins, all of St. Louis, and Marsha and Jim Stewart of Boonville, Mo...
McCrites to observe 50th (05/23/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- James Raymond "Pedro" and Hester McCrite of Tamms will observe their 50th wedding anniversary May 30, with a celebration to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Olive Branch Community Building. The McCrites were married May 20, 1954, in Corinth, Miss...
Greens to mark silver event (05/23/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Rick W. Green of Whitewater will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. Green and Dorothy J. Arnzen were married May 25, 1979, in Union City, Tenn. He is the son of Ray and Jean Green of Crump. She is the daughter of Dorothy Arnzen of Laflin, Mo., and the late Ervin Arnzen...
Fire report 05/23/04 (05/23/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 6:11 p.m., illegal burn at 1800 Scott St. At 7:39 p.m., illegal burn at 223 S. Hanover. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: At 12:50 a.m., emergency medical service at 2 N. Main...
Police report 05/23/04 (05/23/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Polic Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Brian K. Vogel of 708 Broadway, Apt. B, was arrested Friday on a Cape Girardeau warrant. April Pinchard, 27, of 11 S. Ellis, was arrested Saturday on a Madison County warrant for contempt of court...
Out of the past 5/23/04 (05/23/04)
10 years ago: May 23, 1994 Downtown Neighborhood Association meets to discuss safety concerns of those living near Indian Park; but meeting, designed to focus on community effort to rid area of crime and drugs, quickly turns into finger-pointing match between black and white residents...
Correction 5/23 (05/23/04)
In Saturday's edition, a story incorrectly stated that Central High School assistant principal Cory Crosnoe's position was eliminated as part of budget cuts. Crosnoe, who has taken a job as principal at R.O. Hawkins Junior High in Jackson, will be replaced. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Lessons learned (05/23/04)
The Southeast Missourian's "Taking on the Challenge" series about first-year teacher Jason Bandermann is over, and I can almost hear the sighs of relief resonating throughout Cape Girardeau. Mr. Bandermann is probably puffing out more sighs than anyone, thankful that his year at Central Junior High School is over and that his face will no longer be plastered on the front page of the newspaper almost every month...
CVB's mission is wrong (05/23/04)
By Steve Robertson Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk: "The buck stops here." That certainly isn't the case in Cape Girardeau, whose motto could be "The boat stops here, but not the buck." Cape Girardeau is apparently in a financial crisis. ...
Successes merit attention (05/23/04)
By Mark Bowles I have never watched "Boston Public" or "Stand and Deliver." TV and movie versions of the climate and culture of public schools have never interested me. Really knowing what it's like to be a teacher requires immersing oneself in the classroom...
The mess we're in (continued) (05/23/04)
By Robert Polack Jr. Harvard scholar Jessica Stern provides little comfort to people still clinging to the illusion that invading Iraq has somehow made us safer. The research for her new book, "Terror in the Name of God," is based, in part, on face-to-face interviews with numerous Islamic militants. ...
Let's end dependence on oil (05/23/04)
With considerable fanfare, Topeka, Kan., marked the 50th anniversary last week of the Brown v. Board decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that established the doctrine under which U.S. schools have been desegregated. As part of Topeka's celebration, Monroe Elementary School was dedicated as a national historic site. ...
Speak Out 05/23/04 (05/23/04)
Sad consequences THE ABUSE pictures from Iraq are shocking and obscene. One wonders if we are not reaping what has been sown. These young people have been raised on a constant stream of filth spewing from MTV, BET and Hollywood. Many of them were teenagers when the commander in chief of this nation was impeached for lying to a grand jury about his sexual scandal. ...
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