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Pet from Iraq adjusting to luxurious life in the U.S. (08/08/04)
FRED LYNCH * flynch@semissourian.com Lucas Green of Crump, Mo. sat with his Iraqi dog, Bunker, at a family gathering Saturday. Green, a member of the Missouri National Guard, brought Bunker to Missouri from Iraq. By Kathryn Alfisi ~ Southeast Missourian...
Minds behind the murals (08/08/04)
They have become part of Cape Girardeau's landscape this summer, the painters of the Mississippi River Tales murals. So far though, only the stories of the murals have been told, not those of the people painting them. Here, then, is a look at this team of artists from Cape Girardeau and Chicago who have been spending their summer creating a piece of the city's history...
More women run for state's high offices (08/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As Claire McCaskill approached the podium Tuesday night to address supporters after winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, "Respect," soul queen Aretha Franklin's anthem of female authority, blared over the sound system...
Narrow margin makes the difference in commissioner race (08/08/04)
Twenty-nine votes were all that separated Jay Purcell and Dan Niswonger in Tuesday's District 2 Cape Girardeau County Commission primary. Voters made a narrow decision in what ended up being one of Cape Girardeau County's more interesting political races in recent memory...
Chaffee holds 24th annual German Days celebration (08/08/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The days of German costumes, music and food are gone, but the name has remained. "Not much has changed over the years," said Tom Cunningham, chairman of German Days Inc. and who has been involved with Chaffee German Days for the last 12 years...
Nation briefs (08/08/04)
Police question two men in Florida house slaying DELTONA, Fla. -- Police investigating the slayings of six people whose bodies were found in a blood-spattered Florida house questioned two men Saturday. Investigators described the two men as "persons of interest" but not suspects in the deaths of four men and two women whose remains were found in different rooms of a home in Deltona, about 25 miles north of Orlando. ...
Errant chicken wiped out by close encounter (08/08/04)
YUBA CITY, Calif. -- Not only did this chicken not make it across the road, but it wound up in a motorist's windshield wipers. Yuba City Police Lt. Bill Ollar said a man reported that he was driving along a Highway 99 frontage road Tuesday night when a chicken flew by and became entangled in the wipers. ...
Firm seeks business of cloning pets (08/08/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A company that unveiled the world's first cloned cat nearly three years ago now says it is ready to start filling orders for cloned pets, a newspaper reported Thursday. Genetic Savings and Clone, a firm that wants to make a business out of cloned pets, now has Tabouli and Baba Ganoush, 8-week-old Bengal kittens who are the world's second and third cat clones...
Court asked to reconsider decision on protesters' arrest (08/08/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A conservative advocacy group is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a decision that upheld the arrests of five abortion opponents. In a petition filed Friday, the American Center for Law and Justice asked for the full court to reconsider last month's 2-1 ruling from a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
Woman of modest means leaves $741,000 to charities (08/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The largest bequest ever given to two St. Louis charities came not from a magnanimous millionaire, but from a 90-year-old cashier and bookkeeper whose greatest wealth was her generous spirit. Well, that, and her trust account. When Mary James died late last year, she directed that all of her $741,908 estate be split between two charities, St. Louis Variety, the Children's Charity, and the St. Louis chapter of American Parkinson Disease Association...
Police probe death at rehab center (08/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A mildly retarded man placed a frantic call hours before his death to complain that he was being beaten by staff at the state-run Bellefontaine Habilitation Center, a family friend said. George Holmes "was real upset and worried," the friend, Rose Tabron, said. "He said they had been hitting him."...
Beating the odds (08/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Pick a number, every number. That's how Ken Seidel and a few buddies seized the rare opportunity to make a Missouri Lottery game a nearly sure thing. The numbers the lottery drew in Thursday's midday Pick 3 game were 4-5-2 in the regular drawing and 1-4-4 in a bonus drawing that Seidel says guaranteed him a 20 percent return on the $23,000 of chances he and his friends bought, at $1 a pop...
Parents in court over vaccine preservative (08/08/04)
As parents of two severely autistic boys, Kevin and Cheryl Dass of Kansas City, Mo., face a world of heartache and worry. Last year Kevin, a FedEx driver, and Cheryl, a part-time hairdresser, spent $27,000 on therapy for their sons. Financially exhausted, they are gnawed by these questions: How will they continue the special help that Dillon and Kyle, their 4 1/2-year-old twins, so desperately need? Will the boys -- who barely speak, are not toilet-trained and become severely upset when taken out in public -- ever be able to live on their own? If not, what will become of them when Kevin and Cheryl are gone?. ...
Sharp decline in jury trials poses dilemma for lawyers (08/08/04)
ATLANTA -- Jury trials are in a sharp decline. More accused criminals are opting for plea deals, and companies are finding it cheaper to settle disputes through arbitration or other means. The nation's largest lawyers group is not sure if there is anything it could -- or should -- do about the situation, which is changing the way law schools educate future lawyers and making skilled negotiators in greater demand than trial lawyers...
Program to transform prostitutes into productive citizens (08/08/04)
LUMBERTON, N.C. -- The working girls in Robeson County are going to get a chance at a better life just like Eliza Doolittle does in "My Fair Lady." County health officials have received a $30,000 grant from the state to pay for someone -- a former prostitute herself -- to educate the women about other ways of life that are open to them...
World briefs 14A (08/08/04)
Iranian detainee drops out of U.S. military hearing GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- An Iranian detainee boycotted a U.S. military review hearing, the sixth prisoner to stay away from the proceeding to determine whether hundreds of Guantanamo Bay prisoners are being properly held or should be set free. ...
California man fakes beheading in video aired by Arab TV (08/08/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An aspiring politician and video game designer who faked his own beheading by Iraqi militants awoke Saturday to learn that television stations around the world were showing his homemade video of the gruesome hoax. Benjamin Vanderford, 22, said he posted the 55-second clip, which shows a knife sawing against his neck, on an online file-sharing network in May. It circulated in cyberspace before crossing over to major media, airing on Arab television...
White House tape- Nixon, Kissinger discuss Vietnam withdrawal b (08/08/04)
ROANOKE, Va. -- Three months before the 1972 presidential election, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger huddled together in the Oval Office to discuss when and how to get out of Vietnam. Despite a massive bombing campaign during the spring and summer in the north, the Republican president had concluded that U.S.-backed "South Vietnam probably can never even survive anyway."...
Planes collide over N.J., killing two (08/08/04)
KINNELON, N.J. -- Two small planes collided Saturday morning in New Jersey, killing both pilots and sending one aircraft plunging into the back yard of a home, authorities said. An FAA spokeswoman had said a few hours after the morning crash that five people had been killed, but Luke Schiada of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday afternoon that the pilots were the only people in the planes. No one on the ground was injured, he said...
U.S.- Terror suspect sent to N.Y. (08/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- An al-Qaida terror suspect detained in England was sent to the United States in early 2001 by the principal architect of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings to perform surveillance on economic targets in New York, according to U.S. officials and government interviews with other captured terror suspects...
Palestinian justice minister resigns post in power protest (08/08/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian justice minister announced his resignation Saturday to protest Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's refusal to share power, adding to growing turmoil in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian justice minister, Nahed Arreyes, said he has been stripped of much of his authority over the legal system. Last year, Arafat created a rival agency to the Justice Ministry and continues to control the judiciary...
Two Afghan election workers killed (08/08/04)
The Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gunmen ambushed a convoy carrying election workers into a remote Taliban stronghold, killing two of them, officials said Saturday. The deaths bring to a dozen the number of people slain so far while preparing for the landmark presidential vote...
Dried out Drought-stricken Cubans get by on a trickle of water (08/08/04)
HOLGUIN, Cuba -- For Rebeca Falla, it's getting harder and harder to chill out. Eastern Cuba's worst drought in 40 years has turned cooking, washing clothes and scrubbing floors into a housewife's nightmare. Then there's showering. Falla, 59, is accustomed to taking long, cold ones twice daily for relief from the humid 90-degree weather, but has to settle for a brief drizzle. "It leaves you in a very bad mood," she says...
NATO sends officers to Iraq to prepare for training mission (08/08/04)
The Associated Pres ROME -- NATO sent a first group of officers Saturday to prepare for the alliance's training mission for Iraqi forces. The main part of the NATO Training Implementation Mission -- led by Dutch Air Force Maj. Gen. Carel Hilderink and initially consisting of about 45 people -- should deploy in Iraq next week, NATO said in a statement from Naples. The first four officers left Saturday from a command center in the southern Italian city...
Al-Qaida bought diamonds ahead of Sept. 11 attacks (08/08/04)
DAKAR, Senegal -- A series of witnesses place six top al-Qaida fugitives in Africa buying up diamonds in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a confidential report by U.N.-backed prosecutors obtained by The Associated Press. The first-person accounts detailed by the prosecutors add to long-standing claims that al-Qaida laundered millions of dollars in terror funds through African diamonds before launching its deadliest offensive...
Iraq grants amnesty to those suspected of minor crimes (08/08/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi signed an amnesty Saturday intended to persuade militants fighting a 15-month-old insurgency to put down their weapons and join government efforts to rebuild the country. But the law pardons only minor criminals, not killers or terrorists, and appeared unlikely to dampen the violence, as some insurgent leaders called it "insignificant."...
Indians open practices today (08/08/04)
Southeast officially begins preparations for its Sept. 2 opener. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's football coaching staff always tries to keep a watchful eye on the heat when practice begins each year...
Indians begin preparations without target on their backs (08/08/04)
Last year Southeast Missouri State University's football team began preseason practice as the Ohio Valley Conference favorite. The Indians wound up tying for third place. As the Indians conducted their first workout Saturday at Houck Stadium, they're the OVC's preseason No. ...
FanSpeak 8/8/04 (08/08/04)
Where were the stats? I KNOW I'm a little late in asking this, but I hope you can print an answer to this anyway. Several weeks ago, the paper published All-Southeast Missourian high school baseball team. In your article, statistics were shown for each one of the players who made the team, but some players' statistics were missing. Could you explain to me why?...
Rebels send Caps packing with loss in elimination play (08/08/04)
Southeast Missourian WICHITA, Kan. -- The Plaza Tire Capahas' bats were silent for the second day in a row Friday as they were eliminated from the National Baseball Congress World Series. The Newton (Kan.) Rebels blanked the Capahas 3-0 as Plaza Tire had only four hits...
In-game theft adds to Capahas' losses (08/08/04)
Southeast Missourian A National Baseball Congress World Series that began in promising fashion for the Plaza Tire Capahas ended in disappointment -- and not just because they lost their final two games to get bounced from the double-elimination event...
An Akron adventure (08/08/04)
Heather Halter will be a sixth-grader when she returns to school this fall at Immaculate Conception in Jackson. And when the teacher asks her how she spent her summer vacation, she'll have plenty to tell. Halter represented Southeast Missouri in the 67th annual All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, last weekend. She was one of 144 youngsters from all over the nation to participate in the stock division...
Mears takes pole for race at Indy (08/08/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Casey Mears grew up dreaming about winning poles and races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He just never pictured doing it in a stock car. On Saturday, Mears took a big step in his budding NASCAR Nextel Cup career, and the first step toward emulating the Indianapolis success of uncle Rick Mears, by winning the pole for today's Brickyard 400...
DiMarco falls into tie at The International (08/08/04)
Chris DiMarco had eight bogeys and only three birdies in the third round Saturday to drop into a tie for the lead with Rod Pampling in The International, setting up what could be a wild finish. DiMarco, the second-round leader, appeared to headed toward a runaway victory with 31 points and a nine-point lead in the modified Stableford scoring system event in Castle Rock, Colo., but ended up losing two points in the third round with his stroke-play 77...
Molina delivers winner in ninth (08/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Larry Walker is 1-0 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and he played a supporting role in the victory with his new team. Rookie Yadier Molina, batting with the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Walker, blooped a single to center with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday for a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets...
Cards acquire Walker in trade with Rockies (08/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Larry Walker couldn't say no to the Cardinals, waiving his no-trade clause to join a team with the best record in baseball. After blocking deals to Arizona and Texas the past two years, the star outfielder was traded from the Colorado Rockies to St. Louis on Friday night for minor league pitcher Jason Burch and two players to be named...
Cards build on MLB's best record (08/08/04)
St. Louis defeated the Mets 6-4 for its third straight victory.By R.B. Fallstrom The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals rallied for yet another win just as they were completing a trade for star outfielder Larry Walker. Not a bad night in St. Louis...
Rams get better of Bears in scrimmage (08/08/04)
MACOMB, Ill. -- After three days of joint practices, the St. Louis Rams outplayed the Chicago Bears during a scrimmage Saturday at Western Illinois University's Hanson Field. The Rams unofficially won the scrimmage 12-6, though no score was actually kept during the 90-minute workout...
U.S. regains luster with convincing win (08/08/04)
The U.S. Olympic men's basketball squad rolled to a 78-60 victory over Serbia-Montenegro. By Chris Sheridan ~ The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team did Larry Brown proud...
Four to enter Hall of Fame today (08/08/04)
CANTON, Ohio -- John Elway and Barry Sanders both admitted the possibility of being chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Canton made them nervous. They need not have worried. Elway, the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback of the Denver Broncos, and Sanders, the 10-time 1,000-yard rusher for the Detroit Lions, got in on their first tries...
Stupples aims for another victory (08/08/04)
From a major championship across the Atlantic to a tournament near Toledo, Karen Stupples is dominating. Stupples shot a 3-under 68 Saturday to build a three-stroke lead over Marilyn Lovander through three rounds of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic in Sylvania, Ohio...
Cub's Maddux nonchalant after 300th career victory (08/08/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Greg Maddux has always been a man of little fanfare, so that's exactly how he handled his 300th win -- with a quiet step into history. Maddux never returned to the field after the final out was made. Fans hollered as he worked his way down the hallway to a postgame interview, and Maddux practically pursed his lips to keep from reacting. It took a near mugging by a bunch of teammates at his locker to finally make him smile...
Questions answered about fall hunting (08/08/04)
The Missouri Department of Conservation made fall deer and turkey permits available July 1. Several regulation changes have generated a number of questions. The answers to many of those questions can be found in MDC's "2004 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information" booklet. It is available from permit vendors statewide...
New conservation group plans second meeting Aug. 19 (08/08/04)
Southeast Missouria SEMO Quail Unlimited, a new conservation group, was formed and elected officers July 22 in a meeting in Dexter. Quail Unlimited was established nationwide in 1981 to battle the problem of dwindling quail and other wildlife habitat. It has become the only national nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the wise management and conservation of wild quail as a valuable and renewable resource...
Cooper captured July 25 tourney (08/08/04)
By David Bortner Special to the Southeast Missourian Tony Cooper of Advance won the Bass Busters of Southeast Missouri tournament July 25 at Lake Wappapello. Cooper recognized that cool, rainy, fall-like weather would bring the deep summer bass up to the shallows and make for an unusual summertime pattern. ...
Jocketty, La Russa deserve credit, but watch out for Cubs (08/08/04)
Although there is still plenty of the season left, the Cardinals right now appear headed to a runaway National League Central Division title. St. Louis, picked by most national media types to finish no better than third when the season started, have parlayed big-time offense, stellar defense, surprisingly strong starting pitching and a quality bullpen to baseball's best record entering the weekend...
Area calendar (08/08/04)
Baseball Fall baseball league: Registration for the Southeast Missouri Fall Basebal League will be 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 15 at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. The league is open to boys ages 8 to 18. Fees are $40 for the 8-9 and 10-11 divisions, $45 for the 12-14 age group and $55 for the 15-18 division. ...
Area digest 8/8/04 (08/08/04)
Scott County softball team 3-1 at national tournament The Scott County Loose Cannons, a 16-and-under softball team, are currently 3-1 at the Northern National tournament in Kansas. The Loose Cannons dropped their first game of the tournament on Saturday, loosing 4-2 to the Norwalk Stars. Scott County won its first three games of the tournament 4-2 over the Extreme Team, 1-0 over the Lightning and 2-1 against the Jaguars...
Ankiel makes progress in second start (08/08/04)
Left-hander Rick Ankiel pitched three innings in his second rehab start Saturday for the Palm Beach Cardinals, St. Louis' Class A affiliate. Ankiel allowed one run on two hits, with four strikeouts and no walks. Saturday's start was Ankiel's second since coming off Tommy John surgery last year...
Fashion, beauty companies link up to Olympic rings (08/08/04)
NEW YORK -- The Olympics -- and its potentially enormous audience -- is too tempting for fashion and beauty companies to pass up. So, as the world watches Athens and the Games' star athletes (most of whom are wearing rather bland team-issued uniforms) it also will see product-placement galore. Some are real Olympic-sanctioned pieces of history, some pay homage to the Games and some are Greek brands looking for their turn in the spotlight...
Going greek (08/08/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- In front of a popular restaurant, a line of customers waits for taxis. And wait. Most of the cabs are full. That's nothing unusual in this city of 4 million people. But it's 2:30 a.m. in a morning that started out being Tuesday night...
House of design (08/08/04)
We're all used to designer clothes, designer perfumes, even designer home furnishings. But how about a designer home? Believe it or not, Cape Girardeau had its own house of design long before designer labels became popularized in other media. This designer's name was John Boardman, and his architectural design features set his projects apart from all others. He always combined function with style in sleek, elegant ways...
Going greek (08/08/04)
A muted television plays in the background, flashing pictures of the Parthenon, pristine beaches and boats harbored among the crystal blue waters of the island as Zoi Mousadakos talks of her homeland. She scurries between the drive-up windows at Dave's BBQ on Broadway in Cape Girardeau, waiting on customers and preparing gyros for lunch. As she slices the lamb, heats a pita and sprinkles it with oregano, she talks about how beautiful her country is and how appealing it should be to tourists...
Telling fish stories Strange political TV appearances are part (08/08/04)
NEW YORK -- Roland Martin reeled in a big one for his weekly fishing show on the Outdoor Life Network. Baiting a hook beside him on a dock in Crawford, Texas, was President Bush, whose leisurely afternoon casting for bass was chronicled for "Fishing with Roland Martin" in an episode that first aired on Friday. (It re-airs Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.)...
George Orr (08/08/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- George Allen Orr, 47, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born March 13, 1957, at Lepanto, Ark. He had been a truck driver for Breeden Enterprises for 18 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morehouse. Surviveors include his parents, George W. ...
Albert Axelson (08/08/04)
Albert H. Axelson, 83, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Cairo, son of Emil and Fannie Schlamer Axelson. He married Dorothy Meredith. Axelson was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cairo...
Laura Birk (08/08/04)
Laura Anna Voshage Birk, age 93, formerly of Jackson, Mo., passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 10, 1911, in Kurreville, Mo., daughter of Albert and Bertha Grass Winkler. She married William Heider in 1930. He died in 1933. She then married Henry Voshage in 1937. He died in 1977. She and Martin Birk were married Sept.16, 1979, in Jackson. He passed away June 13, 1994...
Margaret Birkman (08/08/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Margaret Birkman, 78, of Advance died Saturday Aug. 7, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arraignments are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Lancer Cassoutt (08/08/04)
Lancer W. Cassoutt, 30, of Williams, Ariz., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in Page, Ariz. He was born Jan. 19, 1974, in Cape Girardeau. He attended Cape Girardeau elementary schools and graduated from Central High School in 1993. Lancer enjoyed the outdoors and helping people. He was a junior volunteer at Saint Francis Medical Center and won the State Bell Volunteer Award in the junior division in 1991...
Weir-Gandt (08/08/04)
Hannah J. Weir and John S. Gandt were married Dec. 19, 2003, at La Croix United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the ceremony. Musicians were Chris and Shelly Nall. The bride is the daughter of Rodney Weir and Ginger Anderson of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Don and Ginny Gandt of Bloomfield, Mo...
Sydenstricker-Heuring (08/08/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo.-- Lauren Renee Sydenstricker and Dr. Brian Keith Heuring were united in marriage May 29, 2004, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. Scott Sunnenberg performed the ceremony. Pianist was Dawn Dowd of St. Louis, and vocalist was Kari Lape of New Hamburg...
Landewee-Bollinger (08/08/04)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Jill Katherine Landewee and Joseph Tyson Bollinger were married June 12, 2004, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Acolytes were Cole Wesbecher, cousin of the bride, and Brian McWilliams, cousin of the groom, both of Leopold. Eucharistic minister was Stuart Beussink of Leopold, cousin of the groom. Reader was Sabrina Stevens of Canal Winchester, Ohio, aunt of the groom...
Zoellner-Richardet (08/08/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ashly E. Zoellner and Edward L. Richardet were married May 1, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Apple Creek, Mo. The Rev. Tony Dattilo performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Brittany Layton. Vocalist was Angie Kapp. Parents of the couple are Larry and Donna Zoellner and Edward A. and Linda Richardet, all of Perryville...
Lueder-Hopkins (08/08/04)
Amber Dianne Lueder and Lucas Andrew Hopkins were married June 26, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Mark Martin performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn and soloist was Connie Exler, aunt of the bride, both of Cape Girardeau...
Brown-Birk (08/08/04)
Jessica Annette Brown and Jeremy Wayne Birk were united in marriage July 17, 2004, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville. The Rev. Wayne Schwiesow performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Rebecca Moneyhun of Jackson. The groom is the son of Gary and Donna Birk of Cape Girardeau...
Hecht-Gilder (08/08/04)
Susan Kay Hecht and Herbie Ray Gilder III were married July 10, 2004, at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Ernest Jordan performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Denise Meystedt of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Eugene and Vera Hecht of Jackson. The groom is the son of Herbie Gilder of Victoria, Texas, and the late Brenda Wood-Gilder...
Heiden-Hayes (08/08/04)
Jaime S. Heiden and Shawn D. Hayes exchanged vows July 24, 2004, at the Rock Garden in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Soloist was Sonya Bock of Delta. James and Glenda Heiden of Jackson are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Chester Hayes and Susan Hayes of Marble Hill, Mo...
Dodson-Proffer (08/08/04)
Kimberly Brooke Dodson and Andrew Eastwood Proffer were united in marriage May 15, 2004, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Pianist was Karla Drury of Cape Girardeau. Soloists were Sheila Eby of Whitewater, aunt of the groom, and Alicia Walther of Cape Girardeau...
Kern-Glessner (08/08/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Daniel and Deborah Kern of New Hamburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Kern, to Robert Joseph Glessner, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Michael and Wanda Glessner of Waterloo, Ill. Kern is a 1997 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo. ...
Clayton- Hendrix (08/08/04)
Charles Clayton of Marion, Ohio, announces the engagement of his daughter, Tammy Clayton, to Jeff Hendrix, both of Jackson. He is the son of Gary and Donna Hendrix of Jackson. Clayton is also the daughter of the late Mary Clayton of Jackson. Clayton is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Rental Land Special Events...
Laster-McCullough (08/08/04)
Conley and Dee Laster of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Elaine Laster, to Branden Corey McCullough. He is the son of Jim and Joyce McCullough of Cape Girardeau. Laster received a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a substitute teacher and is employed at Gymboree...
Bahr-Thorne (08/08/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Larry and Elizabeth Bahr of Scott City and Karen Bahr and Kevin Robinett of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole Bahr, to Bandit Wayne Thorne. He is the son of Kenny and Connie Thorne of Benton, Mo. Bahr is a graduate of Advance High School, and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Hoffman-Mullis (08/08/04)
Richard and Mary Ann Hoffman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Marie Hoffman, to Brian Thomas Mullis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mullis and Chalmus and Diane Strickland, all of Huntsville, Ala. Hoffman is a 1993 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998. She is an assistant art director with Horizon Organic...
Nelson-Weinkein (08/08/04)
Steve and Terry Nelson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Kathryn Nelson, to Justin Jerome Weinkein. He is the son of Jerry and Wilma Weinkein of Perryville, Mo. Nelson is a 2001 graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast University and Commercial Mail Services Inc...
Revelles celebrate 50 years (08/08/04)
Don and Jo Revelle of Wesley Chapel, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children, Douglas and David Revelle of Anacortes, Wash., Daniel Revelle of Baltimore, Md., and Dianne Revelle of Richmond, Va...
Rusts celebrate 50 years (08/08/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rust of Cape Girardeau are observing their 50th wedding anniversary today. Rust and Barbara Rose were married Aug. 8, 1954, at Centenary United Methodist Church by Dr. Robert C. Holliday. Harry is the son of Wayne and Eva Rust, founders of Rust and Martin. He is an A.S.I.D. interior designer, and retired former owner of Rust and Martin Home Furnishings...
Police report 08/08/04 (08/08/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Chevalia Natocki Nunley, 25, of 536 S. Pacific St., was arrested Friday on a warrant of commitment. Charles Douglas Tart, 35, of 1115 Bloomfield St., was arrested Friday on a Dunklin County warrant for probation violation...
Fire report 08/08/04 (08/08/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 3:41 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 800 block of North Kingshighway. At 6 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 3400 block of William Street. At 7:21 p.m., a structure fire at 131 S. West End Blvd...
Toll roads (08/08/04)
The Joplin Globe Toll roads could become a hot-button issue in the Missouri Legislature next year as the next governor and General Assembly wrestle with how to improve the state's deteriorating highway-and-bridge infrastructure without asking motorists for the keys to their wallets. .....
Police rewards backfire (08/08/04)
The Kansas City Star Kansas City police in the Northland had a sweet idea for rewarding good drivers and promoting positive contacts between officers and citizens. Unfortunately, their good intentions were destined for a meltdown. The Ice Cream Safety Program wasn't a day old before city officials received the first complaint. ...
A spending plan (08/08/04)
For more than 20 years, Cape Girardeau residents and visitors have been paying special taxes on hotel accommodations and meals eaten at restaurants. Voters approved the taxes in 1983 to pay off bonds that helped fund the construction of the Show Me Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Revenue from the taxes also was earmarked to promote tourism...
Speak Out 08/08/04 (08/08/04)
Pick up the signs I HOPE the politicians have enough responsibility to pick up all the signs they planted all over our landscape. Mini-golf and carp WE NEED to be realistic about a proposed full-fledged downtown golf course in Cape Girardeau. It's not going to happen. ...
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August 2004
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