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Stories from Sunday, June 6, 2004

Hayti, Mo., woman was first D-Day nurse (06/06/04)
After paratroopers and soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, Margaret Stanfill of Hayti, Mo., waded ashore to tend to the injured. A lieutenant with the U.S. Army Nurses Corps, Stanfill was the first American nurse to arrive ashore...
Youth clinic tries to pass on passion for polo (06/06/04)
Saturday, they learned the fundamentals of the game in slow motion. But in a few years, they'll gallop chukkers with the big boys. In an effort to pass along the game of polo to the next generation, the Egypt Mills Polo Club put on a free youth clinic Saturday at its practice field on Highway 177 near Trail of Tears State Park...
Storytellers kick off Cape reading program (06/06/04)
Zephyr Goza ran through a crowd of children flapping his arms like he could fly, a sandal hanging from his mouth. Kimberly Goza chased after her son, holding one sandal and demanding the safe return of the other. But this was not a family argument. It was the Activated Storytellers performing the Egyptian version of Cinderella for about 50 children and 30 adults at Cape Girardeau Public Library on Saturday. ...
D-Day memories (06/06/04)
They joined the military as ordinary men from Southeast Missouri, willing to do the tasks set before them, ready to carry out whatever orders their commanders gave. Few area veterans expected to become heroes or fight in a battle that would change the course of the war...
Hispanic church holds open house (06/06/04)
The conversation switched from Spanish to English and back again inside Iglesia El Shaddai church Saturday afternoon as people gathered for a meal and fellowship. Spanish worship songs played on a sound system as people headed to a back room to fill their plates with home-cooked dishes. Children giggled and played while the adults visited...
reagan quotes (06/06/04)
LOCAL REACTION What do you remember most about Ronald Reagan? "He was a man of his word. His integrity. He was a Christian man and he lived what he believed." --Gary Owen, Bloomfield, Mo. "His stability as a man. He knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to do it. He was a compassionate man." --Greg Priest, Cape Girardeau...
Pope visits Switzerland, says he's not giving up (06/06/04)
BERN, Switzerland -- A frail Pope John Paul II made his first foreign trip in nine months Saturday by visiting Switzerland, calling it his "duty" to keep traveling. He told young people he had no intention of giving up the papacy. The pontiff spoke to a rally of 13,000 Swiss Roman Catholic youths, his hands trembling but his voice clear. "It's wonderful to be able to offer oneself until the end for the cause of the kingdom of God," he told the rally...
On the edge of history (06/06/04)
On Sept. 2, 1945, Fletcher Chasteen was a teenager, sitting in a 40 millimeter anti-aircraft gun turret atop the USS Missouri in the middle of Tokyo Bay. But, for the first time in 13 months, he was not there to pull the trigger. He was there to get a good view of the peace being made on the deck below...
Army worms making rare appearance (06/06/04)
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cattle farmer Terrill Lane realized something was wrong when he saw the army worms in his hayfields -- three or four on every square foot of his pasture. Army worm infestations are virtually unknown in Brookfield, 95 miles northeast of Kansas City...
Missouri Republicans honor Reagan at convention (06/06/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Republicans honored former President Reagan with a moment of silence at their annual convention on Saturday after learning he had finally passed away after a long struggle against Alzheimer's disease. "He was called 'The Great Communicator.' There's no question he had wonderful speaking skills," said U.S. Sen. Kit Bond. "But he had the most powerful message, and he knew it and he lived it and he believed it."...
State GOP discusses ideas for re-election of Bush (06/06/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Republicans were enthusiastically optimistic at their party's state convention Saturday about President George W. Bush's chances for winning a second term. However, they acknowledged the effort to again secure the state's 11 electoral votes for the president won't be easy...
Blunt, McCaskill share views at forum (06/06/04)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Candidates for Missouri's governorship, including the Republican Party's favorite and an outspoken Democratic challenger, shared their views Saturday on the state's future, focusing on schools and roads. The most prominent candidates, Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill and GOP front-runner Matt Blunt, shared details on their priorities, including an efficient government that provides more money for education and transportation...
Reagan Dates (06/06/04)
A CHRONOLOGY OF REAGAN'S LIFE Feb. 6, 1911: Born in Tampico, Ill., younger of two sons of Nelle and John Reagan. 1932: Graduates from Eureka College, Eureka, Ill. 1932-1937: Works as radio announcer at WOC, Davenport, Iowa, and then WHO, Des Moines...
Americans worried about CIA reshuffle (06/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- As the United States braces for a threatened terrorist attack this summer, top intelligence officials will be shuffling jobs. The question is whether Americans should worry. "I really regret it," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. "I think it's the wrong thing at the wrong time."...
The return of patriotism Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th pres (06/06/04)
Ronald Reagan had an uncommon ability to give voice to the optimism and patriotism of the American people. The most conservative president in half a century, he bore down on Soviet communism and challenged the central assumptions about what government should do...
Ronald Reagan dies at age 93 (06/06/04)
Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was "morning again in America," died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 93...
New studies - Chemotherapy improves survival in early stages (06/06/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- Two landmark studies convincingly show that standard chemotherapy markedly improves survival in victims of early stage lung cancer, a discovery that should quickly change the way the common disease is treated. Doctors typically cut out lung tumors that have not noticeably spread, but they do not routinely put patients through the rigors of chemotherapy, because there has been no clear evidence it improves their chances...
Bush tries to move beyond past differences with France (06/06/04)
PARIS -- President Bush and President Jacques Chirac sought to move beyond bitter differences over Iraq on Saturday but the French leader again doubted America's justification for the war and said the situation remains "extremely precarious." The U.S.-French divisions stood in contrast with the show of solidarity earlier in the day in Rome between Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi...
Honoring 99 heroes who gave Europe new freedom (06/06/04)
PARIS -- French officers pinned the Legion of Honor on the chests of 99 former American soldiers Saturday, thanking them at a pomp-filled military ceremony for helping to free Europe from Nazism 60 years ago. Children and grandchildren watched proudly, many shooting pictures and videos...
Beyond anti-terror battles, Rumsfeld fearful of losing fight (06/06/04)
SINGAPORE -- The United States and its allies are winning some battles in the terrorism war but may be losing the broader struggle against Islamic extremism that is terrorism's source, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday. The troubling unknown, he said, is whether the extremists are turning out newly trained terrorists faster than the United States can capture or kill them...
Ferrari opens in Shanghai, joining pursuit of China's new super (06/06/04)
SHANGHAI, China -- Miao Wenchang gazed at the red sports car parked outside the opening ceremony for Ferrari's first showroom in China on Saturday and beamed with national pride. "China really has a lot of rich people now," said Miao, an office worker in his thirties...
Missouri eliminated in NCAA Regional (06/06/04)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jay Sawatski had seven strikeouts in six innings to help Arkansas make the regional final in a rematch with Wichita State. The Razorbacks (41-22) scored three runs in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings to eliminate Missouri (38-23-1). Blake Parker, Danny Hamblin, Scott Hode and Haas Pratt each had two RBIs...
2004- A season of ups and downs (06/06/04)
For a variety of reason, it wasn't a typical Southeast Missouri State University baseball season under coach Mark Hogan. But the way the Indians finished -- coming up just one victory short of their third NCAA Division I regional berth since 1998 -- made up for a lot of their early struggles and offered plenty of promise for next year...
Garner's son accepts coaching job (06/06/04)
Matt Garner hates leaving his dad but is thrilled about his first full-time coaching opportunity. Garner, for the past seven seasons a student assistant coach under his father -- Southeast Missouri State University head men's basketball coach Gary Garner -- recently accepted a position as the assistant head coach at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs...
Capahas sweep doubleheader from Valmeyer for 3-0 start (06/06/04)
Eric Horstman was Southeast Missouri State University's leading hitter this year, although he's not known for his power. But the slender Horstman flexed his muscles Saturday, belting a grand slam in the bottom of the six inning of the opener to propel the Plaza Tire Capahas to a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Valmeyer (Ill.) Lakers at Capaha Field...
Cape Legion ends slide with split (06/06/04)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team stopped a four-game losing streak to start its season by picking up a win in the second game of a home doubleheader Saturday at Notre Dame Regional High School. Ford & Sons lost the opener to Farmington 11-3 behind seven errors. In the finale, Jason Umfleet pitched a complete game to help Ford and Sons pick up its first win 7-1. Umfleet struck out six in seven innings and allowed only three hits...
Tampa Bay forces Game 7 with 2OT win (06/06/04)
CALGARY, Alberta -- The Tampa Bay Lightning were as good as guaranteed. Martin St. Louis, the onetime Calgary reject, knocked in a rebound in the opening seconds of the second overtime and the Lightning forced a decisive Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals by beating the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night...
St. Louis makes it six wins in a row (06/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Jim Edmonds overcame a sore right ribcage and drove in four runs and threw out a runner at third, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Edmonds almost didn't start after straining his ribcage muscle during batting practice the previous night, but chose to play -- helping the Cardinals win their sixth in a row...
Birdstone denies Smarty Jones the Triple Crown (06/06/04)
NEW YORK -- Belmont, that ol' heartbreaker, did it again. It swallowed up Smarty Jones just when it looked like he had it beat, stopping yet another 3-year-old who had his sights set on winning the Triple Crown. When Birdstone ran him down near the finish of Saturday's Belmont Stakes, a record crowd that was teased into believing it would at long last see racing history, left stunned, disappointed and in tears...
Myskina wins Russian duel, French Open (06/06/04)
PARIS -- Anastasia Myskina knows how it feels to fight herself more than her opponent. She knows how it feels to get so frustrated that the urge rises to toss a racket or scream or even just give up. And now, in part because Elena Dementieva struggled with such thoughts in the French Open final, Myskina knows how it feels to be a Grand Slam champion...
Area Digest 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
Mealy tops field in ladies tourney Deb Mealy finished first in the Cape Girardeau Country Club ladies handicap tournament, which was played Wednesday and Thursday. Mary Jane Eftink was second, Cathy Morris third and Marlena Jones fourth. Closest-to-the-pin winners were Morris on Nos. 2 and 6, Shirley Moore on No. 11 and Mary Ellen Bean on No. 13...
Sports briefs 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
Football Broadcaster Pat Summerall attended the first day of the Dallas Cowboys' minicamp Saturday, two months after getting a liver transplant. Summerall said it was his first trip on his own since being cleared to drive. The 73-year-old former NFL kicker, who lives in nearby Southlake, said he feels good but gets tired quickly. Summerall received a new liver April 10...
Lilly Pulitzer advises women on fashion, style in new book (06/06/04)
HER TIPS: BE HAPPY, FUN-LOVING AND DON'T CARE TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK. By Samantha Critchell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Lilly Pulitzer, who has been dressing the likes of those in Palm Beach, Fla., and Nantucket, Mass., and Savannah, Ga., in bright, cheerful clothes for 40 years, says she has trouble putting her own outfits together...
Montana opens bear zoo (06/06/04)
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A grizzly bear zoo has opened in Bozeman with three 400-pound residents. Two of the bears, Sheena and Christi, are 18-year-old siblings who spent both of their lives crammed into small quarters in Texas, after plans fell apart to train them for a circus...
Country splendor (06/06/04)
One of the difficulties of having a home in the country is sometimes the country overwhelms the home. But the house at 447 Sandy Lane in Altenburg is one that actually can compete with its magnificent scenic background. This is a spacious 1.5 story brick-and-vinyl home, less than 2 years old, that's nestled on more than 10 acres of rolling countryside, with a majestic brick entrance gate...
Transforming a small room into larger one (06/06/04)
A recent health study says the average American is bigger (and heavier) than ever before. The size of the average American home has grown, too -- the latter, perhaps, a result of the former. Though many new houses are larger, often they contain many small rooms. Entryways are more elaborate, kitchens more spacious and great rooms greater, but there is still no shortage of small spaces that could use a little elbow room...
Learning to speak the language of a happy toddler (06/06/04)
NEW YORK -- It makes sense that happy toddlers usually have happy parents. Such familial bliss isn't as hard to achieve as one might think, says Dr. Harvey Karp, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. In the new book and companion DVD "The Happiest Baby on the Block" (Bantam), Karp, who also has a private practice in Santa Monica, Calif., stresses communication, and specifically communication at a level that 1- to 4-year-olds can understand...
Beyond the beach (06/06/04)
NEW YORK -- The buzz at the beach and lake this summer is more about covering up than baring all. Sure, some swimsuits are still sexy and show plenty of skin, but even those suits are likely to be paired with sportswear-inspired cover-ups that take wearers from the water to the snack bar -- and maybe even the grocery store...
Travel briefs 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
Find treasures with a vacation in Michigan EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Considering a vacation in Michigan? Take your lead from the governor, Jennifer Granholm, whose weeklong vacation in her own state was designed to promote 18 "hidden treasures." Stops on Granholm's tour, which begins today, range from an elk-viewing wagon ride in Hillman to a shipwreck-viewing trip to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve near Alpena...
Rockwell exhibit examines social statements of his later work (06/06/04)
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. -- It was an image that captured the country's attention: a 6-year-old black girl walking into an all-white school in New Orleans, protected by federal marshals. Ruby Bridges was physically protected by the lawmen escorting her to the William Frantz school on Nov. 14, 1960 -- six years after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered schools to be racially mixed in its Brown vs. Board of Education decision...
The Titanic on TV (06/06/04)
NEW YORK -- If a penny saved is a penny earned, on Monday you can earn yourself a cool $30,000. That's been the going price to plunge 12,000 feet to the North Atlantic seabed for a glimpse of the Titanic through the peephole of a cramped submersible...
Stella Garnett (06/06/04)
Stella M. Garnett, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 4, 2004, at Cape Town Assisted Living Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 25, 1915, at Honaker Va., the daughter of John and Emina Wilson Hubbard. She had been the owner and operator of a mango orchard in Lakeworth, Fla...
Glenwood Creglow (06/06/04)
Glenwood H. Creglow, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Nov. 5, 1912, at Cantwell, Mo., son of James and Minnie Hutson Creglow. He and Helen Robinson were married Dec. 24, 1937, at St. Louis; she preceded him in death on June 16, 1997...
Myrna Carter (06/06/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Myrna L. Carter, 71, of Anna died Friday, June 4, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1932, at Marion, Ill., daughter of Edward and Mildred Brazill. She and Crawford Eugene "Red" Carter were married Dec. 18, 1954; he died March 5, 1978...
Jessie McIntosh (06/06/04)
Jessie "Vicki" Mae McIntosh, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 18, 1928, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clarence W. and Ethel Cameron Morris Sr. She and James McIntosh were married Oct. 17, 1945, at Piggott, Ark; he died March 8, 1999...
Ruth Pfefferkorn (06/06/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ruth Ervin Pfefferkorn, 89, of Chaffee died Friday, June 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 31, 1914, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edward Marion and Mary Leona Crump Ervin. She and E. "Mike" Pfefferkorn were married on Dec. 31, 1938; he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1986...
Births 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
Clippard Son to John P. and Michelle D. Clippard of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2004. Name, Matthew Cole. Weight, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Clippard is the former Michelle Sievers, daughter of Anita Sievers and Don Sievers of Jackson. She is employed at Nordenia USA. Clippard is the son of Sue Clippard and John Clippard II of Oak Ridge. He is employed by Environmental Analysis Inc...
Hill-Reis (06/06/04)
Sarah Jo Hill and Gualter Manuel Cordeiro dos Reis exchanged vows March 10, 2004, at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Joyce Cooley of Cape Girardeau and Russell Hill of McClure, Ill., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Jose and Maria Reis of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada...
Gilpin-Grace (06/06/04)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Melinda Gilpin and Randy Grace were married May 8, 2004, at the home of the bride's parents. William Henry performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Kay Gilpin of Commerce. The groom is the son of Debbie Grace of Sikeston, Mo...
Meyer-Miller (06/06/04)
KELSO, Mo. -- Susan Marie Meyer and Robert Alan Miller were married Jan. 17, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Oakville, Mo. Tim Richards and Gerald Collier performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Terry Meyer of Chesterfield, Mo. The groom is the son of Tom and Corena Ressel of Kelso, and the late Frank Miller...
Arnold-Wilkinson (06/06/04)
Kathy Drury of Cape Girardeau and Preston Arnold of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Leanne Arnold, to Kevin Richard Wilkinson, both of Jackson. He is the son of Martha Wilkinson of Jackson and Eric Wilkinson of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
White- Timberlake (06/06/04)
Roy and Robin White of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Waynette White, to Brian Michael Timberlake. He is the son of Jim and Ruth Timberlake of Cape Girardeau. White is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and expects to graduate from Metro Business College in March 2005. She is employed at Roy's Tire and Auto...
Simmers-Kinder (06/06/04)
BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Simmers of Zalma, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Dawn Simmers, to Keenan Don Kinder. He is the son of Donald Kinder of Burfordville, and the late Joyce Kinder. Simmers is a 1998 graduate of Zalma High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a high school science teacher with Leopold School District...
Bartlett-Havelick (06/06/04)
Leigh Bartlett and David Havelick announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Randy and Susan Bartlett of Cape Girardeau. Havelick is the son of the late Clarence and Bernita Havelick of Waukon, Iowa. Bartlett is a graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a public relations account executive with Waggener Edstrom Strategic Communications in Portland, Ore...
Spooler-Riley (06/06/04)
Don and Helen Spooler of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Spooler, to Logan Riley. He is the son of Linda Jantze of Milford, Neb., and the late Bill Riley. Spooler is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 2003 graduate of Concordia University. She is a sixth grade teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Leavenworth, Kan...
Rutledges to mark 50 years (06/06/04)
Dr. Harley and Ruth Rutledge of Cape Girardeau will celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weekend of events June 26 and 27. The couple was married June 26, 1954, in Taos, Mo. The Rutledges have five children: Teresa Rutledge of Great Falls, Va., Susan Kemp of Jackson, Jane Hampson of Herndon, Va., Mark Rutledge of McKinney, Texas, and Sarah Holland of Niwot, Colo...
Fire report 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 7:41 p.m., water rescue at Honkers Boat Dock. At 9:32 p.m., emergency medical service at 1310 Brookshire. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 12:30 a.m., emergency medical service at 608 Locust...
Police report 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Anelisa Graham, 23, of 1825 Bloomfield was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphenalia...
Out of the past 6/6/04 (06/06/04)
10 years ago: June 6, 1994 Acting against advice of Cape Girardeau Mayor Al Spradling III, city council elects to delay action on proposed trash-fee increase until solid waste task force can offer its recommendation June 20; city staff has recommended that council raise monthly residential waste collection rate from $10.54 to $12.13 to reflect higher disposal costs...
Will we be equipped to help world's poor? (06/06/04)
Leaders of the Group of Eight major market democracies will gather in Sea Island, Ga., this week for their annual summit. High on the agenda, alongside international security, will be initiatives aimed at alleviating global poverty. President Bush has invited 10 African and Middle Eastern leaders to discuss such subjects as stopping famine, fostering development and spurring economic growth...
Vote yes Tuesday (06/06/04)
The proposed quarter-cent sales tax that Cape Girardeau voters are being asked to approve Tuesday is vital to the quality of city services for many years into the future. It's important that city voters who understand the urgency of this tax plan go to the polls and give their support...
Population drops will be disastrous (06/06/04)
To the editor: Almost routinely we are bombarded with statistics showing environmental disaster looming on the horizon. Yet we rarely hear about the disaster already upon us due to the world's use of contraception, sterilization, disease and abortion all caused by our environmental promiscuity...
Our safety rests on sales-tax vote (06/06/04)
To the editor: It is upsetting that so many people have an instant and negative reaction to the word "taxes." Why don't we ask ourselves what level of services we want and expect as citizens and ask what level of pride we want to have in our hometown? Do we want to be able to feel safe in our homes, whether from fire or crime? Do we want to support the police officers and firemen who literally risk their lives to keep us safe every day by ensuring that they have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely and effectively?. ...
Christians must make a choice (06/06/04)
To the editor: I am a born-again Christian. I believe the Bible is the Word of God and is infallible and true. I believe the Bible when it says God created woman for man -- Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve or Evelyn and Eve. I believe God says a man shall lie with a woman and they will be man and wife. The Bible tells me before a baby is formed God knows and loves it...
Speak Out 06/05/04 (06/06/04)
Fattening subsidy THE FOOD we eat may be a matter of personal choice, but it was the government's decision to subsidize corn, a crop used to make fructose syrup, which is a very fattening sweetener added to practically everything we consume. If we don't force our legislators to stop the corn subsidies, I believe the continental United States will sink because of the collective weight of the obese...
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