[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 94°F  
Heat Advisory
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Stories from Sunday, August 29, 2004

Title of barbecue champion goes to Penny Street team (08/29/04)
When the smoke cleared, the porkers were the clear winner. The Charles E. Knote Memorial Award for Grand Champion went to the Penny Street Porkers at the Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual BBQ Fest at Arena Park on Saturday. The team won a trophy and $300...
FanSpeak 8/29/04 (08/29/04)
Schedule is a fair test IF I should look at Southeast Missouri State's basketball schedule again, as one suggested last week in FanSpeak, they should also read my letter again. The schedule is about the right level Southeast needs to play. I join everyone in hoping the new players and coaches come together for a decent season. I also stand behind my statement that calling it "the toughest schedule ever" is a flat-out lie. They have had much tougher schedules in the past...
Design flaw requires movement of utilities for Jackson project (08/29/04)
An apparent design flaw in the Highway 34-72 widening project will likely force the city and a gas company to move some of their utilities for a second time along North Colorado Street. Missouri Department of Transportation project manager Eric Krapf wouldn't place blame on anyone for the mistake, but it appears that an error was made in not allowing enough room for underground retaining wall support...
Author Swingle to be on KRCU show (08/29/04)
Morley Swingle, Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney, will be the guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" show. The show will focus on Swingle's historical research for a documentary on the Civil War in Cape Girardeau. The public affairs show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM...
Schools, parents differ on MAP scores' value (08/29/04)
"Dear parents and guardians," the letter begins, "this past spring, your child participated in the Missouri Assessment Program." Hmm, MAP. Sounds familiar. But why should I care about this? What does it tell me about my child? In the next two weeks, Cape Girardeau parents will receive that very letter from their school district accompanied by their child's scores on the 2004 MAP communication arts, math, science and social studies tests...
Seniors mark toilet paper 'birthday' (08/29/04)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Something often taken for granted but hard to live without -- toilet paper -- was celebrated by residents of a retirement community. Thelma Brittingham, in charge of the celebration at Holiday Retirement Village, told the Evansville Courier & Press that she wanted to give her fellow residents a reason to smile...
What happened at 19 N. Water St. (08/29/04)
When the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission recently reviewed a proposal to make Water Street one-way and expand the eastern sidewalk to accommodate pedestrian mural-viewers, it was big news to many residents. But for Water Street itself, it was just another change...
World briefs 8/29/04 (08/29/04)
U.N. ends Darfur mission, reports improvement AL-FASHER, Sudan -- Security has improved inside camps in Sudan's violence-torn Darfur region, but displaced villagers still face attacks and abuse when leave the camps, a U.N. team said Saturday, wrapping up a mission that could determine whether Sudan is hit with international sanctions. ...
Community briefs 8/29/04 (08/29/04)
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri will be conducting a mobile pet adoption from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park in the Famous Barr court. Registration forms for Bark in the Park and the 2005 Pet Photo Calendar contest will also be available. For information please call the Humane Society at 334-5837, or visit the Web site at www.semopets.org....
Hundreds tour new fitness center (08/29/04)
More than a thousand area residents took a look at Cape Girardeau's newest fitness center Saturday afternoon, eyeing everything from partially finished locker rooms to rows of state-of-the-art fitness equipment at Southeast Missouri Hospital's HealthPoint Fitness...
Off-duty officer shoots alleged mugger (08/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a man Friday, after the suspect allegedly demanded the officer's wallet, authorities said. Assistant police chief Stephen Pollihan said the officer was not hurt. The officer's name has not been released...
MoDOT hopes for brighter future with new director (08/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Try as it might, the Missouri Department of Transportation has been unable to bury the past. For six years, the department and its governing board, the State Highways and Transportation Commission, have dealt with an intense public backlash stemming from broken promises to deliver a substantially upgraded highway system. ...
Kirkwood students return from Costa Rica with skin disease (08/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Three students and a teacher who spent a week adventuring in Costa Rica ca me back with an unwanted souvenir: skin boils caused by a tropical disease. The four, all from Kirkwood High School, were diagnosed with leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection caused by the bite of a sand fly found in tropical areas, said Dr. Alexis Elward of St. Louis Children's Hospital's Infectious Diseases Division...
Man recants shooting story that caused lockdown at high school (08/29/04)
SHELBINA, Mo. -- A northeast Missouri man recanted a story about getting shot by a trespasser and told authorities he shot himself, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The man was shot in the abdomen with a small-caliber rifle on Aug. 17 in rural Shelby County. He first told investigators he was shot by an intruder on his property, prompting a manhunt and a temporary lockdown at a nearby high school where some sports teams had been practicing before the school year began...
Illinois school fights problem with venomous recluse spiders (08/29/04)
EASTON, Ill. -- Carpet is being ripped out, clutter is being eliminated and cracks in the walls are being sealed with caulking as Illini Central Middle School deals with venomous brown recluse spiders that have harbored in the building. During the first few days of school, students found themselves dodging white triangular traps scattered along baseboards, beside doorways and tucked in corners...
Suit challenges state's new racy billboard ban (08/29/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The owners of a Kansas City strip club and a company that operates adult bookstores along Interstate 70 are suing the state over its ban on sexually oriented billboards near state highways. The law was signed by Gov. Holden in June and took effect Saturday, a day after the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. It prohibits such signs within one mile of state highways and gives businesses three years to bring existing billboards into compliance...
Terminally ill man marries, despite Greene County rules (08/29/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man hospitalized with terminal cancer and heart problems was granted his dying wish to wed his girlfriend Friday night, after Greene County waived its policy requiring him to appear in person for a marriage license. Dale Wiest and Jacque Kerrick exchanged vows at Cox North in Springfield, where he remained hospitalized. The ceremony was allowed to go forth after the county's recorder of deeds agreed to meet with the couple at the hospital to fill out paperwork...
Security experts concerned about voting by e-mail (08/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Internet security experts are raising concerns about a plan by Missouri's secretary of state to allow members of the military stationed overseas to return their ballots by e-mail. But state and federal officials say safeguards are in place to protect the ballots from tampering, duplication or other forms of fraud...
Ste. Genevieve winery owner holding tiger sanctuary by the tail (08/29/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A winery owner has added an unusual item to his holdings, and it's not a rare vintage: It's a tiger sanctuary. Crown Valley Winery owner Joe Scott agreed this month to buy a tiger sanctuary not far from his Ste. Genevieve property...
Missouri's newest laws go into force (08/29/04)
Legislators have been out of the Capitol for more than three months, but the results of much of their work officially become law this weekend. Saturday was the effective date for more than 150 laws, including weighty topics such as an overhaul of the state's system for handling abused and neglected children and daily issues such as when motorists must turn on their vehicles' headlights...
Al-Jazeera places sign at convention (08/29/04)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- In the upper reaches of Madison Square Garden, the satellite news channel Al-Jazeera perches in a media skybox right next to Fox 5 News. During the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday, Al-Jazeera will be allowed to display its lightbox sign just like any other news channel here -- something that didn't happen at the Democratic National Convention in Boston last month...
Man claims role in Bush, Guard link (08/29/04)
DALLAS -- Ex-Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes said he is "more ashamed at myself than I've ever been" because he helped President Bush and the sons of other wealthy families get into the Texas National Guard so they could avoid serving in Vietnam. "I got a young man named George W. Bush into the National Guard ... and I'm not necessarily proud of that, but I did it," Barnes, a Democrat, said in a video clip recorded May 27 before a group of John Kerry supporters in Austin...
Afraid to get help (08/29/04)
WAUCHULA, Fla. -- Angel Lopez examined a blue flier that read in English and Spanish, "Disaster Assistance is Available Now," but discarded it as soon as FEMA workers moved on to another house in this neighborhood of migrant farmworkers. Lopez had no intention of applying for federal assistance even though Hurricane Charley ripped off part of the roof of the home he rents and damaged his possessions...
Two arrested in alleged plot to bomb subway (08/29/04)
NEW YORK -- A U.S. citizen and a Pakistani national were arrested in an alleged plot to bomb a subway station in midtown Manhattan and possibly other locations around the city, police said Saturday. Police commissioner Ray Kelly said the men were not thought to be connected to al-Qaida or any other international terrorist organization, although he said they expressed hatred for America. ...
Wayward Stanley Cup retrieved from airport (08/29/04)
FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia -- The Stanley Cup spent a night in luggage limbo. The fabled hockey trophy disappeared during an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Fort St. John over last weekend when Vancouver airline officials removed it from the plane because of weight restrictions. ...
Odds and Ends 8/29 (08/29/04)
ELYRIA, Ohio -- James Pengov thought selling his vote would help get him out of debt. Instead it landed him in trouble with the law. It took authorities 12 hours to hear about and stop Pengov's eBay offer of a "Presidential Vote for Sale," with a starting bid of $50...
GOP delegates, protesters converge on New York City (08/29/04)
NEW YORK -- Pro-choice abortion protesters and the first Republican delegates descended on President Bush's heavily fortified convention city Saturday as campaign officials said their boss would use the nomination spotlight to defend his hawkish foreign polices and offer a second-term agenda for health care, education and job training...
FBI probe into spying for Israel a year old (08/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI has spent more than a year covertly investigating, including with the use of electronic surveillance, whether a Pentagon analyst funneled highly classified material to Israel, officials said Saturday. Prosecutors were still weighing whether to bring the most serious charge of espionage...
U.S.-Kazakh talks on stored plutonium stall; some see risk (08/29/04)
MANGYSTAU, Kazakhstan -- In a storage pool at a mothballed nuclear power plant on the shores of the Caspian Sea rests a key ingredient for anyone seeking to build a nuclear weapon: Containers of spent atomic fuel with enough plutonium to make dozens of bombs...
Explosive residue found on second Russian plane (08/29/04)
MOSCOW -- Russian investigators found explosive residue on the wreckage of the second of two airliners that crashed minutes apart, a security spokesman said Saturday, adding to evidence that terrorists breached security at one of the country's most up-to-date airports...
Shiite militants, U.S. forces battle in Baghdad (08/29/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite militants and U.S. forces battled throughout the Baghdad slum of Sadr City, and a mortar barrage slammed into a busy neighborhood of the capital in a new wave of violence Saturday that killed at least five people and wounded dozens of others...
Pakistan swears in new prime minister (08/29/04)
The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's economic czar Shaukat Aziz was sworn in as prime minister Saturday and said his government's greatest challenge would be combating terrorism and maintaining law and order. Aziz also promised to modernize the armed forces, reorganize the law enforcement and judicial systems and tackle the endemic poverty and unemployment...
Chechnya holds tense presidential election (08/29/04)
Dysfunctional, violent Chechnya holds election to replace assassinated president The Associated Press MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- Ten years after Chechnya descended into war, and less than four months after its president was assassinated in a bomb blast, Chechens are voting for his successor Sunday in an atmosphere of violence and suspicion...
Delta softball drops opener to Mules (08/29/04)
The Delta softball team opened its season Saturday afternoon at home with a sloppy 8-2 loss to Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff scored five runs in the first, and by the third inning the Mules were ahead 8-0. Sarah Cook took the loss, allowing five hits with five strike outs and no walks. Only one of Poplar Bluff's eight runs was earned...
Southeast is in the game (08/29/04)
Southeast Missouri State University football players take their sport very seriously. They're highly competitive, like most intercollegiate athletes around the nation. But many of the Indians also seek gridiron glory of a different form. It's called video football. There is an NFL variety that is extremely popular with the actual players in that league, and the NCAA version of the game is a favorite on numerous college campuses across the country -- Southeast included...
Fernandez ties Jacobsen for Tradition lead (08/29/04)
Vicente Fernandez birdied the final hole Saturday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the third-round lead with Peter Jacobsen at 12 under in the Tradition, the Champions Tour's final major. Jacobsen, the second-round leader, shot a 69. He was hurt by a bogey on the 17th hole...
Turley sidelined for season (08/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Starting right tackle Kyle Turley will miss the season after he was placed on injured reserve Saturday by the St. Louis Rams. Linebacker Jeremy Loyd also was placed on injured reserve. Turley reinjured his surgically repaired back in late July and left training camp Aug. 1. Rams coach Mike Martz previously said it would take weeks to know Turley's prognosis...
Cardinals place Kline on disabled list (08/29/04)
PITTSBURGH -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed left-handed relief pitcher Steve Kline on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury on Saturday. Kline, who pitched the eighth inning of Friday's 8-5 win over Pittsburgh, was injured when he ran to cover first base on a bunt by Tike Redman...
Handoff costs U.S. gold in 400 relay (08/29/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- A sloppy handoff in the men's 400-meter relay forced the United States to settle for silver, one hundredth of a second behind Britain. U.S. anchor Maurice Greene took the baton in second place and with a burst of speed in the final 30 meters, made up some of the gap behind Britain's Mark Lewis-Francis -- but just failed to catch him. The British won in 38.07 seconds, and the Americans won silver in 38.08. Nigeria took the bronze...
U.S. men settle for bronze (08/29/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- Bronze is better than nothing. That's one Olympic lesson the U.S. men's basketball team was able to understand. The Americans took the third-place game seriously Saturday night, earning some revenge and salvaging some self-respect in a 104-96 victory over Lithuania...
This Dream Team wins gold again (08/29/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- Three teammates, three Olympics, three gold medals. Dawn Staley, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes. They've flown thousands of miles together, ridden countless buses, played dozens of games. So there they were, celebrating with the unbridled joy of children at play, huddled under Old Glory as if it were a sheltering tent. They skipped around the court with their U.S. teammates, laughing and giggling and soaking up the adulation...
Bucs stop here (08/29/04)
PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina didn't tag out just one runner at the plate Saturday. He got two. Molina hung onto the ball during a second-inning collision with Ty Wigginton, and the Cardinals went on to match last year's total with their 85th win by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4...
Earnhardt Jr. ends slump with victory (08/29/04)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. found the perfect cure for his struggling team's ills: winning. Earnhardt broke out of a six-week slump Saturday night with a convincing victory in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt led 295 of the 500 laps for his first Nextel Cup win at Bristol. He beat Ryan Newman to the finish line in a race that didn't shake up the championship standings as much as had been predicted...
Trojans survive opener (08/29/04)
LANDOVER, Md. -- Southern California found a new big-play receiver in its backfield. Tailback Reggie Bush caught three long touchdown passes to help the top-ranked Trojans beat Virginia Tech 24-13 in a sloppy opener Saturday night in the Black Coaches Association Classic...
Missouri participating in study of mourning doves (08/29/04)
The hunting season for the migratory bird begins Wedneday. By Gene Myers Special to the Southeast Missourian Dove hunting season in Missouri begins Wednesday and concludes Nov 9. The limit is 12 doves daily and 24 in possession. The limit includes mourning, collared and white-winged doves. ...
Southeast football ready to step into tough opening set (08/29/04)
Are you ready for some football? Southeast Missouri State University's Indians sure hope they're ready to start the season because Thursday night they kick off an opening three-game run that just might represent the toughest Division I-AA nonconference schedule in the country...
Area digest 8/29/04 (08/29/04)
Golf-a-thon slated for Monday at Dalhousie Approximately 60 golfers will play all day long Monday at Dalhousie Golf Club to raise money for Teen Challenge International of Mid-America. The golfers will raise money by obtaining sponsors for the event...
Correction 8/29/04 (08/29/04)
Correction Friday's edition of the Southeast Missourian incorrectly reported the Brother Clete Van Ackeren OFM Award is given by Quincy University to one athlete on each team. The award given to Zach Miller is presented annually to one senior male athlete and one senior female athlete for athletic and academic success. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Princess culture enters its golden age (08/29/04)
Where once they stood alone, now they are united, their faces smiling up from T-shirts and backpacks in small groups like particularly well-coifed members of the Justice League. They host teas and birthday parties, hold classes in animal husbandry and geography, have their own color scheme including a signature paint available at Home Depot. ...
Artful architecture (08/29/04)
Some houses are just very interesting architecturally. They're the one-of-a-kind houses that couldn't have come out of a blueprint catalog. The house at 150 Tonya Drive in Jackson is such a house. Everything about it is interesting. It's located off Highway 72, located on 2.3 acres, so it has a country feel. Yet it's not far from Jackson or Cape Girardeau. An open house is being held there today from 1 to 3 p.m...
Woman reveals trick to grabbing her husband's attention at coun (08/29/04)
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- It's not always easy to grab a husband's attention, but Krysti Mikkonen has stumbled onto a surefire method. Mikkonen, the defending champion at the Brown County Fair Husband Calling Contest, retained her crown Sunday by taking off her shirt...
Greeting 50 with a grin (08/29/04)
Gone are the days when boys would put up "No girls allowed!" signs on their treehouse doors and girls would dress in their mother's fanciest clothes for tea parties. But some area women didn't really grow out of that dress-up stage, though they did grow up...
Creating campus buzz College cartoon parties are a hit for Cart (08/29/04)
ATLANTA -- Talking meatballs and bumbling sea explorers may have made the Cartoon Network's late-night cartoon lineup a monster hit among the young and hip. But some of its popularity is owed to a trendy corps of college students enlisted to market the network's "Adult Swim" cartoons on campuses nationwide...
Raymond Leadbetter (08/29/04)
Raymond L. Leadbetter, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 29, 1937, in Marble Hill, Mo., son of Earnest R. and Robbie Hollingsworth Leadbetter. He and Joann Joplin were married June 11, 1977, at Cape Girardeau County...
Tim Streiler (08/29/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Tim G. Streiler, 37, of Perryville died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1967, in Perryville, son of Gary Joseph Streiler of Jackson and Cindy A. Pierce of Chester, Ill. He and Paula M. Boyet were married Sept. 18, 1999...
Cecil Whitney (08/29/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. --Cecil Ray Whitney, 59, of rural Jonesboro died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Mildred Vicenzi (08/29/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mildred Vicenzi, 91, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Porch-Edwards (08/29/04)
Jessica Dawn Porch and Josh Dwayne Edwards exchanged vows June 12, 2004, at Glenstone Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. Dr. Patrick D. Ward performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kay Porch of Scott City. The groom is the son of J.D. and Sarabeth Edwards of Springfield...
Parham-Marchi (08/29/04)
Megan Danielle Parham and Todd Anthony Marchi exchanged vows June 12, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. David Johnson performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dennis and Cherlyn Parham, and Dennis and Kathy Marchi, all of Jackson...
Iten-Glaus (08/29/04)
Mindy Susanne Iten and Benjamin James Glaus exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony June 19, 2004, in Cobden, Ill. The Rev. Janice West performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux. Parents of the couple are Gerald and Susanne Iten, and Norman and Diana Glaus, all of Cape Girardeau...
Syler-Munter (08/29/04)
Claire Penzel Syler and Charles Michael Munter were married June 26, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. and Michael Munter performed the ceremony. Organist was Dr. Gary Miller, trumpeter was Jerry Ford, pianist was Travis McFarlane, and soloist was Aimee Sage. Scriptures were read by Emily Munter...
Phillips-Connette (08/29/04)
Julia Grace Phillips and Andrew Bradley Connette were married Aug. 7, 2004, in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The Rev. Albert Stone Jr. performed the ceremony. Tomme Kornegay of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Richard Gilmore of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Edward Connette of Wilmington, N.C...
Myers-Ostendorf (08/29/04)
Rachel Jane Myers and Jeffrey Scott Ostendorf were married April 17, 2004, at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Mo. The Rev. Paul Winningham performed the ceremony. Pianist was Dawn Dauer of Perryville, Mo. Soloists were Doug Moore of Scott City, and Sasha Myers of Perryville, sister of the bride...
Boland-Winchester (08/29/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- John and Judy Boland of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Erin Boland, to Michael Edward Winchester. He is the son of Robert and Lori Maddox of Advance. Boland is employed at home. Winchester is employed at Maddox Masonry...
Conklin-Street (08/29/04)
Glenda Davis of Chaffee, Mo., and Ronnie Conklin of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Renee Conklin, to Jeffery Loren Street. He is the son of Mike and Helen Liesemeyer of Dongola, Ill., and Loren and Barb Street of Joppa, Ill...
Aufdenberg-Swain (08/29/04)
Lisa Hahn and Patrick McGill of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Aufdenberg, to Tony Swain. He is the son of Jane Swain and Mike and Alice Swain, all of Chaffee. Aufdenberg is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School, attended Three Rivers Community College and Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Patterson-Strassburger (08/29/04)
Victor E. and Leticia Patterson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Leticia Mae Patterson, to Charles Vincent Strassburger. He is the son of Vincent and Susie Strassburger of St. Louis. Patterson is a 1997 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a manager with Drury Hotels...
Underwood-Edwards (08/29/04)
Gary and Mary Underwood of Burfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Anne Underwood, to Douglas Alexander Edwards. He is the son of Douglas and Kaye Edwards of Cape Girardeau. Underwood is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene at St. Louis Community College...
Spry-Brown (08/29/04)
Heather Ann Spry and Nathan Lee Brown of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Sherry Roberson of Ashburn, Va. He is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ronnie Brown of Jackson. Spry is a 2001 graduate of Calvary Christian Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Indiana Bible College in Indianapolis. She is employed at Dominion Title and Escrow Services in Cape Girardeau...
Emerson- Chapman (08/29/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jim and Rhonda Emerson of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Tyree Brook Emerson, to Jeremy Wayne Chapman. He is the son of Darla Chapman of Cape Girardeau and Wayne Chapman of Chaffee. Emerson is a 2000 graduate of Chaffee High School, and received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in August...
Poirot-Roberts (08/29/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Julie Poirot and Raymond Roberts announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Cindy Poirot of Nashville, Ill., and the late John Poirot. Roberts is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Roberts of Sikeston. Poirot is a 1998 graduate of Nashville Community High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at the university...
Lambdins mark 50th event (08/29/04)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lambdin of Wolf Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Great Boars of Fire Aug. 15, 2004. The Lambdins were married Aug. 28, 1954, at Anna United Methodist Church, with the Rev. LeRoy Pittman officiating. Their children and spouses are: Debbie and Jim Stockhausen of St. Louis, Diana and Bruce Meyer of Kansas City, Mo., and Randy and Kathy Lambdin of Wolf Lake...
Roloffs celebrate 50 years (08/29/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob G. Roloff of Cape Girardeau have observed their golden wedding anniversary. Roloff and the former Velma C. Nothdurft were married Aug. 28, 1954, at Evangelical United Church of Christ by the Rev. Arno H. Franke. She is the daughter of Rudolph and Ida Nothdurft. Roloff is the son of Julius and Lucille Roloff...
Police report 08/29/04 (08/29/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Michael Coomer, 27, of 56 N. Park St., Apt. 3, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, improper registration, driving with a suspended license and failure to use a turn signal...
Fire report 08/29/04 (08/29/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Friday: At 5:23 p.m., emergency medical service at 3439 William St. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 5:28 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2000 block of Perryville Road...
Out of the past 8/29/04 (08/29/04)
10 years ago: Aug. 29, 1994 Authorities believe body found yesterday afternoon in wooded area north of Scott City, near Diversion Channel, is that of James W. "Bud" Brown of Jackson. State's Certificate of Need staff has recommended Saint Francis Medical Center replace its cardiac catherization lab rather than add second lab; lab is on agenda for Sept. 14 meeting of Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee, which will make final decision...
Holden's cronies (08/29/04)
While Missourians may differ over the political successes and failures of their current governor, Bob Holden, the fact remains that he has had a solid government career of nearly 30 years. It is this backdrop of public service that makes one of his first acts as a lame-duck governor so puzzling...
More gardens for charity welcomed (08/29/04)
To the editor: Hardly a weekend goes by when I don't see some organization encouraging motorists to donate money at a car wash. While all charity work is good, can't they figure out something else to do instead of waving arms and wasting water? Why not put the water on a garden and grow a big, fat, juicy tomato? It's a great way to enjoy the summer, get a little workout, learn a thing or two and get immense satisfaction...
Keep one-pay option for festival (08/29/04)
To the editor: I'm saddened to hear of the change in the City of Roses Festival. It is always one of the year's highlights for me. I'm sure the outside stages and bars will still have a great setup, but I really liked the pay-once bracelets. Please reconsider. I don't want to have to pay every time I walk into a different place. I like that freedom...
Speak Out 08/27/04 (08/29/04)
Source of pride We made our first visit the other night to see the new Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau. What a nice place. It's something for our city to be proud of. Although I don't usually like murals, the new murals with the stone background are fantastic. Good job...
Front cover
August 2004
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar