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Stories from Sunday, September 12, 2004

Mississippi reopens to traffic after bridge demolition (09/12/04)
After being closed to barge and boat traffic for more than 48 hours due to debris, the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau reopened around 1:20 p.m. Saturday. Petty Officer Donald Taylor with the U.S. Coast Guard's Group Ohio Valley in Louisville, Ky., said river passage would be restricted at first to avoid too many barges trying to pass a four-mile stretch of river by Cape Girardeau at one time...
Odds and ends 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
Woman checks under car's hood, finds snake POTSDAM, N.Y. -- A northern New York woman taking a used car out for a test drive found a little something extra under the hood: a 3-foot snake. Margaret Brusso took a 1999 Honda Accord out for a ride Wednesday from a dealership in Potsdam. ...
Nation briefs 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
Colorado Sand Dunes to become national park DENVER -- Colorado will become home to the country's newest national park when Interior Secretary Gale Norton officially reclassifies the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. Norton will join Rep. Scott McInnis and Sen. ...
World briefs 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
Explosion rocks area near Saudi-American Bank RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- An explosion, apparently from inside a moving taxi, went off Saturday near a Jiddah branch of the Saudi-American Bank, wounding one attacker, officials said. Several other militants fled the scene in a stolen vehicle to a neighborhood where the U.S. ...
A divine intervention - Opera singer visits hometown to perform (09/12/04)
By the time of her performance Oct. 5 at Academic Hall, it will have been almost a year since opera singer Judith Farris last visited her hometown of Cape Girardeau. Farris would like to return more often -- she still has two cousins who live in Cape Girardeau -- but it is hard to find the time between her career as a vocal teacher in New York City and routine trips around the country to teach classes and hold solo vocal performances...
Goats are center of attention at district fair show (09/12/04)
Four-year-old Delaney Hart of Lynchburg, Tenn., didn't hesitate when her grandfather swung her onto the back of a 250-pound South African Boer goat. She grabbed his curled horns and rode around the small pen like an expert. The goat, named Bunker, didn't hesitate either. He was more interested in sticking his head through the fence and trying to sip juice out of his owner's cup...
President Bush's Guard controversy still front and center (09/12/04)
A CBS news report that suggested President Bush did not fulfill his military commitment 30 years ago fell under a growing cloud of skepticism Friday. But Democrats insisted that they have plenty of evidence to continue their campaign to show that Bush got breaks that other young men did not get during the Vietnam War...
Jackson street project prompts zoning study (09/12/04)
In the 10th hour of Wednesday morning on Dallas Street, a shirtless man in shorts let his white poodle out for some air. Across the road, an old man pulled a rake out of his shed, happy he was still healthy enough to get out and do some yard work. A couple houses down, a middle-aged, bespectacled man was enjoying a cup of coffee on the back porch with a younger fellow, presumably a college-aged son. Across the street, an elderly lady meticulously trimmed a hedge in her front yard...
Detachment of Marine Corps League holds vigil at Freedom Corner (09/12/04)
U.S. Marines stood sentry at Capaha Park's Freedom Corner on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. For Operation Guarding Liberty, an event organized by the Marine Corps League Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment 1081, uniformed members of the 3-year-old chapter walked continous sentry tours beginning at 8 a.m. The event ended at sunset with the lowering of the flag, firing of volleys and sounding of taps...
Puppy shoots Florida man (09/12/04)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A man who tried to shoot seven puppies was shot himself when one of the dogs put its paw on the revolver's trigger. Jerry Allen Bradford, 37, was charged with felony animal cruelty, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. He was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to his wrist. Bradford said he decided to shoot the 3-month-old shepherd-mix dogs in the head because he couldn't find them a home, according to the sheriff's office...
Couple ties knot at area rehab center (09/12/04)
CHRIS PAGANO * capagano@semissourian.com Michael Winchester and Erin Boland decided to associuate happy memories with the date Sept. 11 by getting married. The ceremony was held at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau.By Chris Pagano ~ Southeast Missourian...
HealthPoint Plaza to hold 'soft opening' Tuesday (09/12/04)
The electronic signs of HealthPoint Plaza have been flashing messages of wellness and fitness to motorists along Independence and Kingshighway for weeks. But now Southeast Missouri Hospital is ready to start practicing what the signs preach, as it opens the doors to the fitness center to the public...
Club news 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
Laureate Apha Rho The Laureate Apha Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held their first meeting of the new year on Sept. 2, at the home of Erma Vaughan, president. There were seven members and one guest present. Letters from members of the armed services who received Christmas cards from the chapter were read by Dorothy Miles and Edna Hey...
Long apathetic, youths show signs of heading to voting booth (09/12/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Open Misty Blankenship's scrapbook this fall and among the pictures and ticket stubs you'll find something she never expected to add -- a voter sticker from her first election. At 25, Blankenship has had the chance to vote in past elections, though she has never been motivated before. Now, she finds herself talking politics, trying to persuade others to vote, even considering volunteering with a campaign...
Charges axed in KC lumberyard fire (09/12/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Prosecutors have dropped charges against three people accused in a lumberyard fire that caused millions of dollars in damage last year. The charges were dismissed Friday because prosecutors decided a witness who was providing their main evidence was no longer reliable...
Top drug official- Decline in illegal use shows efforts working (09/12/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new study showing fewer teens using illegal drugs proves that partnerships between the federal government and local agencies are working, the nation's top drug official said. "People talk about partnerships in government," said John Walters, director of the Cabinet-level Office of National Drug Control Policy. "Here is one of the places where it could not be clearer."...
St. Louis airport plans to install wireless network (09/12/04)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Lambert-St. Louis International Airport plans to have a wireless network installed by next year, joining a growing number of the nation's airports that are installing the technology. Business market manager Brian Kinsey said the airport is completing a bidding process and the network could be running by next spring. ...
Family at Alto Pass marks 250th year in America (09/12/04)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Randleman, Rendleman or Rintelman -- no matter how you spell the family name, you're welcome to the reunion. The 106th consecutive Randleman-Rendleman-Rintelman Reunion is scheduled for today at the park shelter in Alto Pass. Family members say this year's reunion is special...
Archbishop says he's powerless in legal flap (09/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis' archbishop said he has no authority to remove a former Nevada priest from a Missouri treatment center close to the home of a young man once sexually abused by the priest. While saying he understood and sympathized with the victim's family, Archbishop Raymond Burke said Mark Roberts was being treated by court order at RECON, a Catholic-run residential center not under the archdiocese's control...
Police arrest 15-year-old in identity theft scam (09/12/04)
HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- A 15-year-old boy racked up thousands of dollars in charges and even built his own police car through an elaborate identity theft scam that took credit card numbers from at least a dozen people, authorities said. The boy, who has not been identified because of his age, allegedly operated the scheme from his mother's home in Hapeville, just south of Atlanta...
Washington University to lead study of longevity (09/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Researchers in St. Louis are seeking the source of the fountain of youth. A team from the Washington University School of Medicine will head a five-year, $4 million study of people who live exceptionally long and healthy lives -- especially those who live past 100. The study is expected to begin this fall...
Florida residents in disbelief as Ivan threatens (09/12/04)
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- First Hurricane Charley rammed Florida's Gulf Coast a month ago. Then Frances plowed into the Atlantic shore. Now Ivan is threatening to wallop the state again -- and Floridians have had enough. "I think everybody is in shock," said Christie Brown, helping customers grab supplies at a hardware store where storm-shattered windows are still covered in plywood...
Two detectives fatally shot in NYC (09/12/04)
NEW YORK -- Police said Saturday they believe a felon wanted for domestic violence wrestled away the pistol of a detective trying to arrest him and fatally wounded the 22-year police veteran and his partner in a gunbattle on a quiet street. Suspect Marlon Legere was struck in the foot and ankle and fled in a carjacked minivan, leaving detectives Robert Parker, 43, and Patrick Rafferty, 39, bleeding to death Friday night in the borough of Brooklyn...
Driven to duty (09/12/04)
The day the horror of terrorism struck home was supposed to be a celebration for Michael Williams: It was his 44th birthday. His wife had the chicken wings and pizza and cake, and so they ate them that night of Sept. 11, 2001 -- while on their big-screen television they saw planes crashing and towers tumbling and their fellow citizens tormented by grief...
For one woman, three years of sorting through victims' remains (09/12/04)
NEW YORK -- Thousands of lives were shattered on Sept. 11, and for three years one woman was the guardian of the traces they left behind. Each fragment of life recovered from the 10-story mountain of World Trade Center rubble -- hands, feet, torsos, skulls, slivers of bone small enough to slide into tiny test tubes -- was examined and sorted by Amy Mundorff, the city's forensic anthropologist...
Odds and ends 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
AUSTIN -- You may not be able to fight city hall, but you can steal from it -- at least for awhile. John David Woods has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from 24 city halls across Texas to pay off Internet gambling debts...
Services list 9-11's names (09/12/04)
NEW YORK -- Their voices breaking, parents and grandparents of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, stood at the World Trade Center site Saturday and marked the third anniversary of the attacks by reciting the names of the 2,749 people who died there. The list took more than three hours, punctuated by tearful dedications when the readers reached the names of their own lost loved ones...
Growing numbers of early voters making difference in campaigns (09/12/04)
In an election year when just a few thousand votes in a few states could decide the winner, the growing number of voters who cast ballots weeks before Election Day is transforming the landscape for political campaigns. Thirty-two states now offer some form of early voting, giving campaigns a chance to lock down hundreds of thousands of ballots long before Nov. 2, and focus more intensely on undecided voters in the final days before polls close...
Terror attacks raise fears of a more authoritarian Kremlin (09/12/04)
MOSCOW -- A quick succession of terror attacks has shattered the image of strength assiduously cultivated by President Vladimir Putin, leaving the Kremlin grasping for a response to what has widely been dubbed "Russia's Sept. 11." Stunned by the bloodbath at the school in the southern town of Beslan, even some of Putin's most fervent supporters are urging him to reverse his practice of sidelining the opposition and muzzling the media...
Bomb explodes outside of U.S. consular office in Basra, Iraq (09/12/04)
BASRA, Iraq -- An explosion occurred Saturday outside a former Saddam Hussein-era palace that houses a U.S. consular office and a British base, killing at least one person and wounding two others, police and witnesses said. A British spokeswoman, Alison Richie, said the target appeared to have been a civilian vehicle and that there were "unconfirmed reports" of American casualties. However, Iraqi police said the three victims were all Iraqis...
European powers set November deadline for Iran to comply (09/12/04)
BERLIN -- Europe's major powers have agreed to set a November deadline on Iran to meet demands meant to resolve concerns that it is secretly trying to make nuclear weapons, in a confidential document made available Saturday to The Associated Press...
Hurricane Ivan strengthens to Category 5 storm (09/12/04)
BULL BAY, Jamaica -- Hurricane Ivan strengthened to a rare Category 5 storm capable of catastrophic damage, leaving Jamaica and aiming for the Cayman Islands with winds reaching 165 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday. Ivan has killed 56 people across the Caribbean so far this week, including 34 in Grenada and 11 in Jamaica...
Audiotape purportedly by al-Zarqawi boasts of humiliating Ameri (09/12/04)
CAIRO, Egypt -- An audiotape purportedly by key terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi boasts that Islamic holy warriors have humiliated the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. The speaker noted recent battles between American forces and militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in the holy city of Najaf, indicating that it had been made recently...
U.S. general - Osama bin Laden still directing attacks (09/12/04)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The trail has gone cold in the hunt for suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden three years after the audacious attacks, but the al-Qaida chief and his No. 2 are still orchestrating strikes like the recent suicide car bombing of a U.S. security firm in Kabul, a top American commander said Saturday...
Central coaching staff looks for answers after loss (09/12/04)
The Central football staff expected some early growing pains with a young, inexperienced team on the field this season. But after being physically dominated by a St. Charles West team they had defeated the previous five meetings Friday night, the Tigers' coaching staff was left shaking their heads and looking for answers...
Kelly wins softball tournament at IWA (09/12/04)
Kelly pitcher Whitney Beggs no-hit area rival Notre Dame in the semifinals, then Beggs struck out six to help the Hawks post a 2-0 win over Notre Dame De Sion in the finals to claim the Incarnate Word Tournament on Saturday in St. Louis. This was the Hawks (8-2) first appearance in the tournament. Rachel Kline had the game-winning RBI in the finals with a squeeze bunt in the third to score Kelly Essner. Brittany Ponder scored Kelly's other run in the fifth...
Bell City rings up the Silver Bracket title at tourney (09/12/04)
Bell City's volleyball team narrowley missed out on making the winners Gold Bracket on Saturday at the B.A. Sports Volleyball Tournament. Rather than hang their heads, the Cubs came out and won four straight matches to take the Silver Bracket title at the Show Me Center. Bell City came from behind against Seckman for a 13-25, 25-17, 15-10...
Jackson rushes through Riders (09/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The Jackson offense must not have liked playing in the heat of the day. On three of the Indians' first five possessions Saturday afternoon, they scored on the first or second play from scrimmage. Senior running backs Jason Meystedt and Austin Bock ran wild over the Roosevelt Rough Riders, as Jackson (2-0)pounded out the 42-3 victory at Roosevelt...
Hogan likes blend of players heading into first fall practice (09/12/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team begins fall practice Monday with a roster split almost evenly between returning players and newcomers. That's quite a bit different from last year, when the Indians entered the fall with a largely rebuilt roster after suffering heavy graduation losses...
Southeast bowled over (09/12/04)
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio. -- If you're a Southeast Missouri State University football fan in search of moral victories, then the Indians did two things against Bowling Green Saturday night that not even mighty Oklahoma could accomplish. After Falcons' quarterback Omar Jacobs was not sacked or intercepted during a 16-point loss to the second-ranked Sooners last week, Southeast had one of each...
FanSpeak Sept12 (09/12/04)
Thoughts on Wiffle ball WHEN I was a kid growing up in Sikeston, my brothers and friends would play Wiffle ball all the time. The great thing about Wiffle ball is that you only need two players to have a game. Besides using the Wiffle ball, we would use tennis balls when our Wiffle ball would break. ...
Bulger ready for first start on opening day (09/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Marc Bulger is 18-4 as the St. Louis Rams' quarterback, he has a new four-year contract and he was the Pro Bowl MVP. Still, a new experience lies ahead. Today's game against the Arizona Cardinals will be his first opening-day start. Bulger stepped in for Kurt Warner in both 2002 and 2003, and last year he seized the job for good after only one week. And there's been no hint of controversy in the preseason, not with 38-year-old Chris Chandler a safe choice as the backup...
Kuznetsova wins all-Russian final (09/12/04)
NEW YORK -- By all rights, Svetlana Kuznetsova should have been a cycling star: Her brother and parents all won or coached others to Olympic medals and world titles in that sport. Kuznetsova gave it a shot, hated it and moved on to tennis. What a brilliant career move. Still just 19, with braces on her teeth, she's the U.S. Open champion, the third straight Russian woman to win a major...
L.A. won Friday in playoff atmosphere (09/12/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a playoff mood. Steve Finley drove in the go-ahead run for the third consecutive game, hitting a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday night to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 in a matchup of division leaders...
UCLA ends six-game losing streak at Illinois' expense (09/12/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- UCLA coach Karl Dorrell says any win is gratifying. His quarterback, Drew Olson, says winning on the road is especially so. "It's good to come into somebody else's house and put 35 on them," Olson said after throwing three touchdown passes in the Bruins' 35-17 win over Illinois Saturday. "It's a big confidence booster for us."...
Mayfield earns first win in more than four years (09/12/04)
RICHMOND, Va. -- The task was clear for Jeremy Mayfield: Win the race and don't worry about the race to make NASCAR's playoffs. Mission accomplished. Mayfield won his first race in over four years Saturday night, taking the Chevrolet 400 at Richmond International Raceway after leader Kurt Busch ran out of gas eight laps from the finish...
Fresno St. upends Kansas St. (09/12/04)
The Fresno State Bulldogs are at it again. Fresno State's 45-21 upset of No. 13 Kansas State was its second victory over a team from a BCS conference in seven days -- and its seventh since the BCS was established in 1999. Fresno State (2-0) didn't have to catch many breaks against the Wildcats, either. After giving up an early touchdown on Bret Jones' 42-yard interception return, the Bulldogs dominated the defending Big 12 Conference champions the rest of the game...
Weir grabs three-stroke lead in Canada (09/12/04)
The only birdie putt Mike Weir made Saturday in the Canadian Open came at a good time, a 6-footer on the 18th hole that gave him a three-shot lead and left him in great shape to become the first Canadian in 50 years to win his national championship...
Hummingbirds thrive on a sugary diet (09/12/04)
While many people are cutting carbohydrates and replacing sugar with substitutes, there is one species whose diet is quite the opposiite: the Ruby-throated hummingbird. Hummingbirds have been burning calories and tanking up on sugar all summer. Flapping at over 50 wing beats per minute and with a heart rate approaching 1,000 beats per minute, it's no wonder they need those carbs -- unlike my kids, who eat the sugar first then fly around the house like little hummers...
The hardest part might be over for Southeast (09/12/04)
The bad news for Southeast Missouri State University's football team was that Bowling Green thumped the Indians 49-10 Saturday night. No surprise there. The Falcons are a legitimately strong Division I-A squad that remained competitive with second-ranked Oklahoma for most of last week's opener...
Talking with T-shirts (09/12/04)
It's hard to say who's more likely to mouth off at school this fall: students or their T-shirts. Statement T-shirts -- also known as attitude tees -- have caught on with teens outfitting themselves for the classroom: "Too cool for school," boasts a guys' shirt from Urban Outfitters. "I'm not doing homework tonight," warns an Old Navy girls' top...
'The Gospel According to Disney' animation (09/12/04)
First the Simpsons, now Mickey Mouse. Two years ago, pop culture analyst Mark I. Pinsky unleashed "The Gospel According to the Simpsons," a book analyzing the surprising spiritual topics knitted into Fox's irreverent animated TV farce. Now it's "The Gospel According to Disney" (Westminster John Knox), a fitting follow-up for a fellow who once lived in the greater Disneyland area and now works near Disney World as religion writer for the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel...
The simple life (09/12/04)
There are a number of very nice homes in southeast Missouri in the six-figure range. But the simple truth is ... not everyone can afford those homes. But home ownership is not really all about money. It's about taking any home and making it yours. It doesn't have to be a luxurious home to reflect the homeowner's taste and personality...
Exhibit showcases America's simpler jewelry tastes (09/12/04)
NEW YORK -- This might come as a shock to the current generation, but American bling hasn't always been so bright and flashy. In fact, American jewelry's claim to fame is its sporty simplicity -- the same trait that put American fashion on the map...
How you dress can help get the promotion you want (09/12/04)
NEW YORK -- It's common knowledge among first-time job hunters to show up to an interview in a basic, understated suit, but not everyone knows what to wear when looking for a promotion or a higher-level position within a company. "After you get your entry-level job with that paycheck, take some of that money and invest in your No. 2 interview suit and then No. 3," advises Carolyn Kepcher, executive vice president of The Trump Organization and an advisers on "The Apprentice."...
Highlights for the week ahead (09/12/04)
A quarter-century after the release of "Star Wars," who remembers a time before? But a documentary about this cinema phenomenon observes, "The 'Star Wars' trilogy didn't just change the way we look at movies. It changed the way movies are made." Not to mention modern mythology...
Ruth Niswonger (09/12/04)
Ruth A. Niswonger, 63, of Whitewater died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 23, 1940, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Maple and Blanche King Craft. She and Donald Niswonger were married July 16, 1960. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and served on the kitchen committee, baptismal committee and the prayer team. ...
Fred Petitt (09/12/04)
Fred H. Petitt, 73, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 15, 1931, in Morehouse, Mo., son of Herman and Essie Myers Petitt. He and Lucille Fuentes were married May 23, 1981, in Los Angeles. She died March 8, 2002...
Francis Long (09/12/04)
Francis Long, 70, of Burfordville died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born April 26, 1934, in Hurricane, Mo., son of the Rev. Jonas E. and Nancy Garland Long. He and Ruby V. Jaco were married Aug. 14, 1954, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Alice Hesse (09/12/04)
Alice Louise Hesse, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Hannibal, Mo., daughter of Bert and Olive Erfurdt Teague. She and Albert C. Hesse were married Oct. 30, 1933, in St. Louis. He died Jan. 14, 1989...
Carmon Anglin (09/12/04)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Carmon Anglin, 62, of Dongola died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Thebes, Ill., son of Elmer and Marie Bailey Anglin. He and Virginia Fox were married March 9, 1968. He was a member of Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Tamms, Ill., and had worked at Cheek's Shell, American Limestone and Main Brothers in Karnak, Ill...
Mildred Runnels (09/12/04)
Mildred Runnels, 85, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Millersville, daughter of Burette and Addie Robins Brown. She and Dealing "D.D." Runnels were married July 18, 1935, in Burfordville. He died May 5, 1997...
Erma Harmon (09/12/04)
Erma Harmon, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Opal Grimes (09/12/04)
Opal M. Grimes, 79, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in De Soto, Mo., daughter of Fred Joseph and Stacy Cathryn Woolford Pierce. She and Maxey L. Grimes were married Oct. 28, 1945, at St. Louis. He died May 2, 2004...
Births 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
McGuinn Son to Anthony Christopher McGuinn and Carissa Renee Jordan of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. Name, Nathan Christopher. Weight, 6 pounds 7 ounces. Ms. Jordan is the daughter of Karen Jones of Cape Girardeau. McGuinn is the son of John and Lisa Dodd of Cape Girardeau...
Lessmann-Kearbey (09/12/04)
Julie Katherine Lessmann and Travis Reid Kearbey were married July 3, 2004, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas C. Breite performed the ceremony. Organist was Martin Roth, trumpeter was Marc Fulgham, and vocalists were Trudy Lee and Eric Scott, all of Cape Girardeau...
Larmie-Snell (09/12/04)
Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills was the setting March 20, 2004, for the wedding of Nichole Louise Larmie and Jared Peter Snell. The Rev. Barry Pfanstiel performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Marilyn Larmie of Cape Girardeau and Ed Larmie of Fairfield, Calif. The groom is the son of Cindy Kerber and Rodger Snell of Cape Girardeau...
Lankheit-Guffey (09/12/04)
Lauri Danielle Lankheit and Johnny Derek Guffey were united in marriage July 24, 2004, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Deacon Bob DePyper of Canton, Mo., and Deacon Alan Whitson of St. Louis, uncles of the bride, performed the ceremony. Music was presented by a quintet...
Lehman-Pattengill (09/12/04)
Jessica Lehman and Justin Pattengill were married July 3, 2004, at Sparta Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Ill. The Rev. Karen Knodt performed the ceremony. Organist was June Elwyn, and musicians were Bryan Schmid, Julia and Eric Pitts, and Lisa Barrett. Reader was Katie Dees...
Tackett-Cagle (09/12/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Traci Lee Tackett and Warren Lee Cagle were married July 16, 2004, in Lewisville, Texas. Becky Kurbow performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Beverly Tackett of Georgetown, Texas. The groom is the son of John Mosier of Benton...
Wachter-Helderman (09/12/04)
Vicki Lea Wachter of Altenburg, Mo., and Clayton Wayne Helderman of Burfordville announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Charley and Retha Wachter of Altenburg. Helderman is the son of Wayne and Georgia Helderman of Whitewater. Wachter is a 1993 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University, and a master's degree from Webster University. She is a math teacher with Scott City School District...
Probst-Fredenburg (09/12/04)
David and Margaret Probst of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Marie Probst, to Wynn Goodin Fredenburg. He is the son of William and Myrtle Fredenburg of Jackson. Probst received a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is pursuing a master's degree in speech/language pathology at Southeast...
Bremer-Rubel (09/12/04)
David and Dorothy Bremer of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Marta Bremer, to Jason Rubel. He is the son of Robert and Bonnie Rubel of Cape Girardeau. Bremer is a 1999 graduate of Parkway South High School in St. Louis. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis in 2003. She is employed at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis...
Light-Farrar (09/12/04)
Don and Lori Light of Biehle, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Light, to Justin Ray Farrar. He is the son of Dan and Cindy Farrar of Jackson. Light is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and received an associate's degree at Jefferson College. She is employed at Bank of Missouri...
Lorenz- Eaves (09/12/04)
Erwin and Leota Lorenz of Altenburg, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Wanda Lee Lorenz of Jackson, to James C. Eaves of Bloomfield, Mo. He is the son of J.C. and Jackie Eaves of Bernie, Mo. Lorenz is a graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Police report 09/12/04 (09/12/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Brandon Lamont King, 17, of 838 S. Ellis St., was arrested on a warrant. Carl Earl Walton Jr, 29, of 6753 Robbins St., St. Louis, was arrested on a St. Charles County warrant for unlawful use of a weapon and a St. Louis County warrant for failure to appear...
Fire report 09/12/04 (09/12/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 6:19 p.m., an emergency medical service in thr 2500 block of Jonquil Lane. At 6:58 p.m., gasoline leak at 3276 William St. At 7:54 p.m., stove fire at 1103 S. Pacific St. Firefighters responded to the following items Saturday:...
Out of the past 9/12/04 (09/12/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 12, 1994 With crash of roaring motors and crashing cars, about 3,500 fans fill grandstand at Arena Park for demolition derby at 139th SEMO District Fair; fair officially started that evening with parade from Capaha Park to fairgrounds...
Beyond the bounce (09/12/04)
President Bush entered September with a remarkable double-digit lead as a result of one of the most successful conventions in recent years. The key to the GOP success was, of course, its focus on terrorism. The Democrats don't understand the need to move to the center. ...
More room to walk (09/12/04)
Sidewalks almost went the way of dinosaurs several years ago. When America became a automobile society, a much higher premium was placed on parking lots than on sidewalks. Today, parking lots are still a top consideration when city planners look at development proposals. But another significant issue these days is how to reintroduce sidewalks into areas that were developed without them...
Drifting from church-state standards (09/12/04)
To the editor: On Sept. 12, 1960, presidential candidate John Kennedy spoke to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association about the issue of a candidate's religion. Part of his comments were as follows: "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute -- where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be a Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote -- where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference -- and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.. ...
Patriotism stirred up in Missouri (09/12/04)
To the editor: I attended the Bush-Cheney rally in Poplar Bluff. Mo. My husband and I were excited about the opportunity and came away from it with a renewal of our commitment and belief in our country. I also came away much more committed to the primary plank in the party platform: the war against terrorism. ...
Need money? Why patrol I-55? (09/12/04)
To the editor: I see that congratulations are in order to our elected city officials. After months of wrangling, cajoling and begging for the residents to pass a tax increase for our firefighters and policemen, the fruit of their labors have paid off. ...
Speak Out 09/12/04 (09/12/04)
Negative income tax IN THIS country, some live in a utilitarian utopia while many are not so lucky. What needs to be addressed is the disparity in earnings between the differing economic echelons. I would like Congress to consider re-establishing the negative income tax. ...
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