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Stories from Sunday, November 21, 2004

Area Scouts collect 71,000 items to fill food pantries (11/21/04)
Scouts in the Shawnee District surpassed their goal in gathering items for the annual Scouting for Food campaign on Saturday. Forty-four Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops last week distributed 45,000 bags in the district, which is made up of Cape Girardeau, Perry and Bollinger counties as well as Scott City, Chaffee and Advance. On Saturday, Scouts collected 71,305 items, beating the goal of 70,000, said Shawnee District executive Bill Crowell...
Saxony's conquest (11/21/04)
From mile marker 105 on Interstate 55, the steel cross is barely visible over the peak of a grassy hill. Closer to the Fruitland exit, the rolling hills part and the cross and the building below it come into full view -- layers of brick rising from what was once a farmer's field...
TAKING GIFT MAKING INTO THEIR OWN HANDS (11/21/04)
The sound of thousands of names being scratched from Christmas gift lists was almost audible as customers bought items at arts and crafts displays throughout the area over the weekend. Had cash registers been in use, the "ka-ching!" of sales being finalized might have been deafening...
Former art teacher now heads SEMO foundation (11/21/04)
Former high school baseball coach and seed corn salesman Wayne Smith knows how to pitch a product. Now Smith is gearing up to make a pitch for his alma mater, Southeast Missouri State University. Smith, a vice president with Verizon in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area, is returning to Cape Girardeau as the new vice president of university advancement at Southeast and executive director of the university foundation...
Jackson woman dies from accident on Highway 34 (11/21/04)
An 18-year-old Jackson woman was killed Friday in a two-car accident on Highway 34 seven miles west of Jackson. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tamera Conner was westbound in a 1998 Chevrolet that ran off the roadway, overcorrected, came back on the road and slid into the path of a 2003 Dodge driven by James Long, 75, of Advance, Mo. Long's vehicle struck Conner's vehicle...
world briefs 13A (11/21/04)
Snow, winds wreak havoc across Austria VIENNA, Austria -- Gale-force winds dumping heavy snow caused havoc across Austria on Saturday, blowing cars across roads and into deadly collisions, knocking out power to thousands of homes and tearing a balcony off a building that critically injured a man below. ...
odd briefs 15A (11/21/04)
Filthy lucre gets laundered, spun-dried GREENSBURG, La. -- How do you dry out $67,380 in stolen cash recovered from a beaver dam? Very carefully, as St. Helena Parish deputies found out. First, the soggy bills were spread out in the vault at the Bank of Greensburg. ...
Three documentaries on Discovery examine real Alexander the Gre (11/21/04)
By 26, an age when many of us are still trying to decide what to do when we grow up, Alexander III of Macedonia had conquered 90 percent of the known world and clearly earned the title of "Great" guy. This week, Discovery Channel is airing three documentaries to coincide with the Wednesday opening of the theatrical epic "Alexander," which stars Colin Farrell as the fourth century B.C. warrior-king...
Gonner opens on strong note for Southeast (11/21/04)
Dainmon Gonner, in a break during practice on the eve of Southeast Missouri State University's season opener, told a few members of the media attending Thursday's workout in Peoria, Ill., that he was going to score 38 points the following evening...
Southeast drops finale (11/21/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State and Jacksonville State decided to follow suit with the rest of the sporting world Saturday, getting into a very physical game filled with personal fouls during a contest that JSU dominated 47-9. The Gamecocks (9-1, 7-1) wrapped up their second straight Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship and will be in the Division I-AA playoffs beginning Saturday...
Austin Peay eliminates Southeast from OVC tourney (11/21/04)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball season ended Saturday night with a four-game loss to Austin Peay in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Austin Peay, seeded fifth out of six teams, dropped the first game but eased past fourth-seeded Southeast 23-30, 30-19, 30-23, 30-24...
club news leftover 11/17 (11/21/04)
Lamplighter FCE The Lamplighter FCE Club met Oct. 21 at the home of Linda Sebaugh. The meeting was called to order by the president and the hostess gave the devotional. Skeins of yarn were donated for people in Romania. The club received a $50 prize for its 1st place display at the SEMO District Fair...
State license office control faces change (11/21/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There was a time in Missouri government when a change in administrations from one political party to another meant that nearly all state employees lost their jobs. Under the old patronage system, the incoming governor didn't just replace department heads and other high-level officials with his own people, as is currently the case. ...
Turkey traumas Help lines hear it all when it comes to Thanksg (11/21/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Concerned about cooking that Thanksgiving turkey? Just keep in mind that if you don't slice it with a chain saw, stomp on it to make it fit in a pan, or lose it in a snowdrift, you'll do a better job with that holiday bird than some other Americans out there...
St. Louis Zoo elephant may be dad twice over (11/21/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Raja the elephant, perhaps the most popular animal at the St. Louis Zoo, may soon be an expectant father for not one but two calves. In May, Zoo officials said 24-year-old Sri was expecting her first calf, with Raja the father. The baby is due in about a year...
Kindergartner given detention leads to review of school polici (11/21/04)
SENECA, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri school district is reviewing its discipline policies after a mischievous kindergartner was ordered to serve a 90-minute detention after class. Maryann Anderson, the boy's mother, told the Seneca School Board the punishment was too severe for such a young child. Her son was 5 at the time. She suggested parents be given more say in how children are punished...
Contamination aside, feds sell 130 former missile silos in Miss (11/21/04)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Warnings against digging more than two feet into the ground because of cancer-causing chemicals haven't kept people from buying 130 of the 150 former missile silo plots in Missouri being sold by the federal government...
Sister, brother reunite after years of dispute over 80 acres (11/21/04)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- For Helen Schlemper Musenbrock and her brother, both well into their 80s, the years of divisive feuding and fussing over 80 acres of family land finally is one for the history books. With Friday's court-ordered public auction of one of the last farms in west St. Louis County for $20,000 an acre, the two siblings got reconciliation -- in some cases, better than the money...
Governor's race still undecided in Washington (11/21/04)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Both of Washington's potential new governors have experienced the uncomfortable sensation of reading their own political obituaries. Republican Dino Rossi was his party's fourth choice a year ago when he announced his run against a popular Democrat who seemed like the anointed successor to outgoing Gov. Gary Locke...
Sept. 11 intelligence reforms fail in Congress (11/21/04)
WASHINGTON -- In a defeat for President Bush, rebellious House Republicans on Saturday derailed legislation to overhaul the nation's intelligence agencies along lines recommended by the Sept. 11 commission. "It's hard to reform. It's hard to make changes," said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., who sought unsuccessfully to persuade critics among the GOP rank and file to swing behind the measure...
N.Y. lawsuit on child safety tosses dodgeball into court (11/21/04)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The high-energy schoolyard game of dodgeball is getting kicked around a New York courtroom, where questions are being raised about whether it's just too dangerous for young children to play. Last week, a New York state Appellate Division panel refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a school wronged a 7-year-old girl who broke her elbow while playing dodgeball...
Strip club owner who shot Lee Harvey Oswald is focus of new ex (11/21/04)
DALLAS -- He might have more instant recognition than the man who killed President Kennedy 41 years ago. After all, strip club owner Jack Ruby was caught on live TV and in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph firing the shot that killed presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963, two days after Kennedy was gunned down in a Dallas parade...
odds and ends 11/22 (11/21/04)
-- From wire reports
Lawmakers try to protect tourists in space (11/21/04)
WASHINGTON -- Paying passengers would be able to blast into space aboard privately operated rocket ships under legislation the House passed Saturday. Propelled by last month's successful flights of a privately financed manned rocket over California's Mojave Desert, the bill by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., would give the Federal Aviation Administration authority to regulate commercial human spaceflight...
$388 billion spending bill approved by House, Senate (11/21/04)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through Congress on Saturday, a mammoth measure that underscores the dominance of deficit politics by curbing dollars for everything from education to environmental cleanups. The House approved the measure by a bipartisan 344-51 margin, while Senate passage was by 65-30...
Kissing Cuba goodbye in Las Vegas (11/21/04)
LAS VEGAS -- For years, Nilder Santos and his family had been hoping to win the most prized lottery in Cuba. But each time it was held, the 25-year-old dancer and his parents were heartbroken when their names didn't appear on the list of the lucky ones allowed to leave the poverty of their communist nation to chase the American dream...
Swiveling observatory seeks black holes (11/21/04)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The fastest-swiveling space science observatory ever built rocketed into orbit Saturday to scan the universe for violent celestial explosions that astronomers believe represent the birth screams of black holes. NASA launched the observatory -- named Swift for its speedy pivoting and pointing -- following weeks of delays caused by hurricanes and a three-day postponement due to rocket trouble. ...
Cameras capture laxness of L.A. airport police (11/21/04)
LOS ANGELES -- City officials are calling for an investigation of Los Angeles International Airport police after hidden cameras captured several officers abandoning their posts and ignoring emergency radio calls. The camera footage broadcast Thursday by KCBS-TV appeared to show officers spending hours of their shifts away from the airport or staying at the airport but not working. ...
Bush comes to aid of bodyguard (11/21/04)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night...
Bush concerned about Iran's, N. Korea's nuclear ambition (11/21/04)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Facing nuclear challenges on two fronts, President Bush warned Saturday that Iran's suspected weapons program is "a very serious matter," and he stood united with leaders of Asia and Russia in demanding North Korea's return to stalled disarmament talks...
Rife with rivalries, Ivory Coast faces the possibility of more (11/21/04)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- The pastry shops and luxury boutiques are open. Children in neat blue and white uniforms are back in school. And vendors selling everything from parrots to air freshener have returned to streets choked with cars. But beneath the surface calm, unresolved ethnic, regional, political and religious rivalries still roil after a week of unprecedented violence. ...
Afghan court sentences militant to death for killing of journal (11/21/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan judges sentenced a man to death Saturday over the slaying of three foreign journalists and an Afghan collegue, who were pulled from their cars, robbed and shot as they rushed to cover the collapse of the Taliban. The judges also convicted Reza Khan of raping an Italian reporter before she died in one of the deadliest attacks on foreign civilians since the fall of the former hardline regime...
Bush-APEC-Summary Box 12A (11/21/04)
IRAN, NORTH KOREA TOP CONCERNS AT ASIA-PACIFIC SUMMIT n SUMMIT OPENERS --The nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea were President Bush's chief concerns at the 21-nation summit in Santiago, Chile, along with trade and economic issues. n IRAN -- Its suspected nuclear weapons program continues to be "a very serious matter," Bush said, despite Tehran's agreement with European nations to stop enriching uranium...
Violence sweeps Baghdad (11/21/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents battled American troops in the streets of Baghdad on Saturday, killing a U.S. soldier in an ambush and gunning down four government employees in signals that the guerrillas remain a potent force despite the fall of their stronghold of Fallujah. Nine Iraqis also died in fighting west of the capital...
Deal could ease Iraq's debt (11/21/04)
PARIS -- The Paris Club of creditor nations on Saturday was debating a plan to write off as much as 80 percent of the debts Iraq owes them, a key step in the United States' push to ease the financial burden on the nation as it tries to rebuild. U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow and German Finance Minister Hans Eichel sealed the agreement, Eichel said earlier Saturday, adding that he expected the Paris Club would approve the deal...
Palestinians want to build first Arab democracy (11/21/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Freed from Yasser Arafat's one-man rule, Palestinians say they are eager and able to build the first real democracy in the Arab world, despite the dangers lurking on the road to Jan. 9 elections. The thrill of new possibilities is felt across the West Bank and Gaza Strip: the field of candidates for Palestinian Authority president gets more crowded by the day and includes a militant sheik turned moderate, a dissident once jailed by Arafat, and a prisoner of Israel campaigning from his cell.. ...
Celebration in Togo turns into stampede, killing at least 13 pe (11/21/04)
LOME, Togo -- A celebration at the gates of Togo's presidential palace turned into a stampede Saturday, killing at least 13 people as excited crowds tried to surge onto palace grounds in the capital of the tiny West African nation. Officials warned that the death toll could climb, as hospitals treated at least 50 other victims...
New Salem girls defeat Edgemont Christian (11/21/04)
New Salem Baptist's girls basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 38-16 win over Edgemont Christian in Fairview Heights, Ill., on Saturday. Sarah Green scored 15 for New Salem and Holly Jordan added 11 points and 17 rebounds. Edgemont was held to three first-half points...
FanSpeak Nov21 (11/21/04)
Do some research THIS NOTE is prompted by whomever wrote in FanSpeak about the Cardinals and the biggest baseball scam since 1920. What are you talking about? Please, someone explain to the writer that these players have filed for free agency. The Cardinals have not lost anyone yet. ...
After a 20-14 semifinal win, St. Vincent will bid for its first (11/21/04)
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- As an eighth-grader, Alex Armbruster remembers watching his big brother play in a state championship game from the Trans World Dome seats. The name of the championship game site has changed -- now the Edward Jones Dome -- and Armbruster is also hoping for a different result this time as well...
After nine games, Rams still mystery team (11/21/04)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Mike Martz knows better than to take any team for granted -- especially one from the AFC East. Having lost to the division's best, New England, and its worst, Miami, already this season, the Rams coach is well aware the Bills won't be pushovers, particularly outdoors at Orchard Park where the elements could play a factor this weekend...
Tigers fall to Kansas for fifth straight loss (11/21/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kansas finished on a positive note and made sure it will be a long winter for Missouri. Fourth-string quarterback Brad Luke threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Jayhawks end a 13-game Big 12 road losing streak with a 31-14 victory on Saturday. Before Missouri rallied in the fourth quarter, Kansas dominated...
Fire officials express concerns about stadium (11/21/04)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis fire officials have safety concerns about the new Busch Stadium currently under construction, largely because of its location close to a highway. A major permit for the project has not yet been issued, but city officials and the Cardinals are confident they can resolve the matter as work moves forward...
Sorenstam loses lead, then regains it at ADT Championship (11/21/04)
Instead of running away, Annika Sorenstam had to catch up Saturday. Sorenstam lost her three-shot lead in five holes, then had to make three birdies over the final six holes to salvage an even-par 72 and take a one-shot lead into the final round of the season-ending ADT Championship at West Palm Beach, Fla...
Four suspended after brawl at end of Pacers-Pistons game (11/21/04)
NEW YORK -- Indiana's Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson, and Detroit's Ben Wallace were suspended indefinitely by the NBA on Saturday for taking part in one of the ugliest brawls in U.S. sports history, a fight with fans that commissioner David Stern called "shocking, repulsive and inexcusable."...
Illini end with loss, finish 3-8 (11/21/04)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- After dominating the game for 58 minutes, Illinois saw it slip away in a matter of mere seconds. A diving grab that came up empty-handed, a field goal attempt that floated painfully slow past the left upright. For what might be his last time, Illinois coach Ron Turner watched as a game that was going so right went so wrong...
December is month of transition for bass (11/21/04)
Bass fishing in December? Sure. Over the years I've learned that about the only time you can't catch bass is when you don't try. First, let's look at the general seasonal pattern for December: Where are the bass and why? December is a month of transition for our bass. ...
Southeast teams show promise in opening defeats (11/21/04)
The Southeast Missouri State University basketball teams started the season with road losses Friday night. That's no surprise since both squads were decided underdogs. But the men and women each showed enough promise during those opening defeats to give their fans considerable hope...
Children get a hearty helping of Thanksgiving in books (11/21/04)
Thanksgiving is a celebration of two noble ideas -- thanks and giving -- that are even better when they are linked together. Marlo Thomas, actress, author of the "Free to Be" books and the national outreach director of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, shares her own holiday memories in the foreword of "Thanks & Giving: All Year Long" which features a collection of stories, songs and poems all in the spirit of generosity...
travel briefs 11/21 (11/21/04)
Pittsburgh opens new sports museum PITTSBURGH -- Professional football was born here when the Allegheny Athletic Association paid William Heffelfinger $500 to play against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club in 1892. The first modern World Series was played here in 1903, when the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Boston Americans...
Living a dream (11/21/04)
Architects design a structure; contractors turn it into a house. But it takes a family to make it a dream home. The house at 2204 Cambridge Drive could be some family's dream home. Its exterior is an interesting brick and stucco combination. It has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a three-car garage. Altogether, it has more than 3,000 square feet of living space. An open house is being held there today from 1 to 4 p.m...
New book explains the installment plan of being a mother (11/21/04)
New mothers learn to find themselves and their footing as families settle into new routines. By Samantha Critchell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Tasks don't seem so insurmountable when there is an end in sight, and raising children is no exception...
Choosing flexibility (11/21/04)
Family or career? That's a choice many young women have to make. But there is a growing population that are considering a third option: flexibility. Being a mother doesn't mean giving up every dream for your life. Nor does it mean neglecting family. Women today are looking for new ways to parent and have careers...
First ladies exhibit travels to U.S. museums (11/21/04)
DALLAS -- From Martha Washington's tea tray to the signature black pantsuit Hillary Clinton wore during her Senate campaign, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit chronicles not only the changing wardrobe of America's first lady, but also her evolving role in politics...
Veda Benline (11/21/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Veda Mary Benline, 86, of Perryville died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 3, 1918, at Prairie du Rocher, Ill., daughter of Ralph and Laura Queffemme Donjon. She was a a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella...
Anne Hollenbeck (11/21/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Anne L. Hollenbeck, 71, of Sikeston died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Marshall and Pauline Simpson Hollenbeck. She was retired from the Des Moines, Iowa, public school system, where she taught third grade. ...
Kenneth Locke (11/21/04)
Kenneth Ray Locke, 22, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1982, in Norman, Okla. He graduated from high school in Tyler, Texas, and did carpentry work in residential construction. While living in Cape Girardeau, he did carpentry work and most recently worked at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson...
Mary Burton (11/21/04)
Mary Frances Burton, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 13, 1935, at Egypt Mills, daughter of Clarence and Ethel Wright Dewrock. She and Arthur Burton were married July 31, 1951, in Piggott, Ark...
Mary Little (11/21/04)
Mary Margaret Little, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at her daughter's home in Fruitland. She was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Kennett, Mo., daughter of William and Mary Alice Saylor Payne. She worked at International Shoe factory, Woolworth's and Central Inn, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary...
Opal Michuda (11/21/04)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Opal M. Michuda, 86, of Florissant died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at home. She was born July 8, 1918, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of William Lee and Dora Elizabeth Lincoln Masters. She and Lawrence J. Michuda Sr. were married in February 1938; he died Dec. 5, 1992...
Denver Lewis (11/21/04)
Denver Lewis, 100, of Jackson died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Jackson Manor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the McCombs Funeral Home of Jackson.
Hallean Williams (11/21/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Hallean Williams, 85, of Sikeston died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born July 11, 1919, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Burd and Minnie Harrel Oliver. She attended Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston...
births (11/21/04)
Hahn Son to Craig M. and Elizabeth A. Hahn of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. Name, Lawson James. Weight, 6 pounds 12 ounces. Third son. Mrs. Hahn is the former Elizabeth Mansker, daughter of Kenneth and Mary Mansker of Oran, Mo. She is employed at Early Learning Center. Hahn is the son of Morris and Shirley Hahn of Oran. He is employed by Eftink Construction Co...
Kuehn-Friese (11/21/04)
Sherry Rene Kuehn and Derrick James Friese were married June 26, 2004, at Hurricane Fork Baptist Church in Scopus, Mo. Andrew Sanders performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Terry and Cindy Kuehn of Jackson, and James and Lisa Friese of Sedgewickville, Mo...
Zimmer-Ferguson (11/21/04)
Tricia Lynn Zimmer and Joshua Lee Ferguson exchanged vows Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Telluride, Colo. Deacon Mike Doerhman performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Don and Toni Zimmer and Kim and Donal Ferguson, all of Cape Girardeau...
Lorenz-Eaves (11/21/04)
Wanda Lee Lorenz and James C. Eaves exchanged vows Oct. 16, 2004, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown. The Rev. Robert Mann performed the ceremony. Music was by Marian Leimbach and soloist was Dale Rauh. The bride is the daughter of Erwin and Leota Lorenz of Altenburg, Mo. The groom is the son of J.C. and Jackie Eaves of Bernie, Mo...
Ruebel-McKinney (11/21/04)
Jennifer Linsey Ruebel and T.J. McKinney were married Oct. 30, 2004, at Dennis Scivally Park. The Rev. Mike Parry performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Jack and Karen Ruebel and Del and Florance McKinney, all of Cape Girardeau. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Standridge...
Moyers-Hindman (11/21/04)
Erica Jayne Moyers and Chet Robert Hindman were married Sept. 18, 2004, at Egypt Mills Trinity Lutheran Church. Kevin Olson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Joleda Moyers of Jackson. The groom is the son of Kim and Neva Hindman of Cape Girardeau...
Matthews-Beltz (11/21/04)
Jennie Lea Matthews and Jeffery R. Beltz were married June 19, 2004, at Deerfield Lodge. The ceremony was performed by Jim Matthews and Ross Brummett, uncle of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Matthews of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jeff and Laura Beltz of Oak Ridge...
Randol-Brunke (11/21/04)
Doug and Connie Randol of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Laine Randol, to Kevin Dean Brunke. He is the son of Ed and Diana Brunke of Jackson. Randol is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004. She is an engineer with Clearwater Consultants Inc. in Starkville, Miss...
Holmes together 50 years (11/21/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holmes of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Nov. 6, 2004, at the Elks Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children. Holmes and Shirley Hartle were married Nov. 6, 1954, at New McKendree United Methodist Church, by the Rev. C.E. Yoes. Their attendants were Duane and Charlene Kirby...
Runnels celebrate 40 years (11/21/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Runnels of Jackson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 27, 2004, with a reception in the fellowship hall of Emanuel United Church of Christ. Servers were Cheryl Mabuce, Rhonda Wallis and Saundra Williamson. Runnels and Joan Borgfield were married June 27, 1964, at Emanuel Church. Their attendants were the late Janice Lewis, Joyce Griffin, Evelyn Black, Fred Mabuce, Jim Wallis, and the late Carl Smith...
Georges to mark 50 years (11/21/04)
Preston and Virginia George of Belknap, Ill., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 28. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Belknap Community Center. The couple was married Nov. 28, 1954, in Corinth, Miss. Their attendants were Russell and Dixie Cameron...
Police report 11/21/04 (11/21/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs William Stephon Eads, 30, 4119 Upton Court, St. Louis, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Richard William Kohrumel, 46, 115 N. Fountain St., Apt. 312, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving under suspension...
Fire report 11/21/04 (11/21/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Friday: At 7:33 a.m., vehicle accident cleanup at 1743 N. Kingshighway. At 9:02 a.m., emergency medical service at 333 N. Ellis St. At 9:04 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Fountain Street...
Out of the past 11/21/04 (11/21/04)
25 years ago: Nov. 21, 1979 The fund drive for the restoration of old St. Vincent's Church has passed the $40,000 mark, giving further assurance that the old church will continue to play a part in the religious and cultural life of the community. The embers of a dispute last summer between the Cape Girardeau Fire Department and the city were fanned yesterday when the department alleged that city hasn't lived up to the terms of a contract agreement by refusing to approve incentive pay increases to eight members of the department.. ...
Booze and common sense (11/21/04)
Whenever a failure to use common sense results in harm, there is usually an attempt to replace common sense with a law. That's the background of three proposed laws involving the actions of those who drink alcoholic beverages. One proposed law would make it illegal to drink and hunt. ...
Christians offer relief from sin (11/21/04)
To the editor: This letter is in response to the letter "As for me, I'll follow Jesus." Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. In addressing his people, he did not need to speak about homosexual behavior, because the Jewish people of his day were in agreement that such acts were an abomination to God, as stated in their Scriptures...
The relationship of faith, politics (11/21/04)
To the editor: Recent letters to the Missourian show that many of us are considering anew the proper relationship of faith and politics. Of course citizens must vote according to conscience. Laws are derived from conscience. The difficulty is that no nation ever became righteous by passing laws. God judges righteousness by the hearts of a nation's people, not by its law books...
Speak Out A 11/21/04 (11/21/04)
Waiting too long I'M GETTING tired of having to wait for the left turn light off of Mount Auburn Road onto Independence Street. I think it is high time that the city considered putting a left-turn-yield light at this intersection. Every morning I'm required to stop and wait and wait and wait, and maybe two cars are oncoming on Mount Auburn. This is asinine...
Speak Out B 11/22/04 (11/21/04)
Blew me away WOW! WHAT an experience. Thank you for bringing Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Cape Girardeau. I have all of their CDs and thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. The music, voices, light show and even snow blew me away. It was more than just a concert. It was worth every penny. What a talented group of people. What an excellent way to start the holidays. Please bring them back to Cape Girardeau in the future...
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