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Stories from Sunday, March 13, 2005

Spring seminar offers something new for all gardeners (03/13/05)
A week from spring was perfect timing for people attending the spring gardening seminar at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson on Saturday. For a $5 registration fee individuals could choose from classes on orchids, propagation, fruit production, cooking with fresh herbs, landscaping with containers, making use of shade, and flower and vegetable gardening...
Unfocused group (03/13/05)
Sometimes for Jaime Williams, her thoughts are like puffs of smoke drifting out an open window. She tries to concentrate on the task at hand -- maybe something as simple as watching television with her young daughter, Hannah, or trying to sustain a conversation with her boyfriend, Chris...
Matters of life and death (03/13/05)
Thursday night, Ruth Dockins of Cape Girardeau spotted a man with a pry bar about to break into a building. She ordered him to stop. He turned around, looked chagrined and dropped the bar. She didn't have to shoot him. Caryn Michel of Cape Girardeau saw a robbery suspect run out the front door of a bank. She took aim at him and shot an innocent bystander...
Blunt taking time filling two positions on highway commission (03/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The State Highways and Transportation Commission is among the most important and powerful boards in Missouri government. Gov. Matt Blunt, however, is in no hurry to fill two commission slots that recently opened. The terms of commissioners Wallace Hartsfield, a Kansas City Democrat, and Larry Webber, a Mexico Republican, expired on March 1. ...
Redhawks hope to continue progress (03/13/05)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan is looking forward to playing at 16th-ranked Mississippi Tuesday and Wednesday. But Hogan also knows it would be a big mistake to look past Freed-Hardeman, which visits Capaha Field today for a 3 p.m. first pitch that will complete the Redhawks' seven-game homestand...
Three hurt in two accidents (03/13/05)
Two traffic accidents over the weekend injured three people in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. An accident Friday afternoon injured two in a pickup truck in Perry County. The driver, Cody Hager, 16, of Frohna, Mo., suffered minor injuries and was treated at Perry County Memorial Hospital. A passenger, Lance Roth, 14, of Uniontown, Mo., sought dental treatment...
Southeast takes two to open Florida event (03/13/05)
The Southeast Missouri State women's softball team swept two games in Florida on Saturday, improving to 3-5 on the season. The Redhawks beat St. Peter's College 4-0 and Sacred Heart of Connecticut 9-0 in the first day of the five-day Rebel Spring Games. Southeast will play 10 games in the event...
Redhawks still hold out hope for surprise on Selection Sunday (03/13/05)
B.J. Smith isn't spending today at home waiting for a phone call from either the NCAA women's basketball tournament committee or the Women's NIT committee. He's got other fish to fry, out on the road searching for players. And Smith isn't exactly optimistic about the possibility the Redhawks (22-8) will get tabbed for one of the postseason tournaments for the first time in school history...
Temperatures spike into 70s Saturday; forecasters surprised (03/13/05)
Spring may have sprung, but only for a day. Fueled by southwest winds, temperatures soared into the mid-70s in the Cape Girardeau area and even into the 80s farther south on Saturday, the National Weather Service said. But the high temperatures were little more than a tease in front of a slowly advancing cold front from the northwest, forecasters said...
Pleasures of simplicity (03/13/05)
In a world seemingly made more complex by the day, coming home to simplicity can make life a bit easier. The home at 1046 Jessica St. in Jackson is the flip side of too complex. It's a white vinyl ranch home with five bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, plenty of living and storage space, and price that's just been dropped...
Delta girls go into drought, fall short of final four berth (03/13/05)
The Delta girls basketball team opened an 11-point lead after one period Saturday in the Class 1 sectional basketball game with Chadwick at the West Plains Civic Center. But after scoring 15 points in that opening frame, the Bobcats managed just 14 points the rest of the game and suffered a 45-29 defeat...
World briefs 3/13/05 (03/13/05)
Egyptian opposition leader released on bail; Women's rights meeting ends with U.S. still at odds; Sinn Fein leader Adams heads for United States; Britain's controversial anti-terrorism law passes
Faulkner scholar on KRCU today (03/13/05)
James Carothers, English professor at the University of Kansas and a William Faulkner scholar, will discuss his recent lecture at Southeast Missouri State University on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. The public affairs program will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM...
Increase for state's alcohol tax seems unlikely (03/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although their efforts haven't yielded much in the way of results, supporters of raising state excise taxes on alcoholic beverages are nothing if not persistent. Even before the Missouri Legislature convened for the year in January, proponents of higher alcohol taxes began lobbying for their cause. ...
Missouri senators back Congress' role in fighting steroids (03/13/05)
Major League Baseball needs to address steroid use among players, and Congress can assist in this, U.S. Sens. Jim Talent and Kit Bond said Saturday prior to a Cape Girardeau County Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Cape Girardeau. Talent said baseball has stonewalled the issue for too long, and as a result, some young athletes are turning to steroids and putting their health at risk...
Gun control bills struggle in Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature (03/13/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two years after Democrats won control of the legislature and the governor's office, gun control proposals closely identified with the party have gone nowhere. Lately, bills to remove gun restrictions have been making as much progress as legislation to add restrictions...
The throwing of the green (03/13/05)
CHALMETTE, La. -- Heavy showers of cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions -- the staples of an Irish stew -- are in the southeast Louisiana forecast as St. Patrick's Day approaches. About 175 tons of produce will be thrown from retooled Mardi Gras floats in a rain of freebies for spectators of the Irish-Italian-Isleno Community Parade in this New Orleans suburb today...
Lawmakers look to ease price rules for phone companies (03/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of legislation easing state price regulation of phone companies say it will lead to more competition and new technology for consumers, but critics worry it will mean higher phone bills for consumers. Currently, local phone companies in Missouri are largely regulated by the Public Service Commission, with the largest companies able to increase prices only once a year with commission approval...
As Social Security measure falters, Bush emphasizes rest of his agenda (03/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- Running into heavy resistance to his Social Security overhaul, President Bush has started emphasizing other parts of his domestic agenda and is promoting his foreign policy goals of defeating terrorism and spreading democracy. "These are amazing times," he tells audiences. Yet no matter which way he turns, he is finding a bumpy road...
22-pound lobster goes to zoo, avoids invitation to dinner (03/13/05)
PITTSBURGH -- He could have survived two world wars and Prohibition. He also could have been dinner. He's Bubba, a 22-pound leviathan of a lobster pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Mass., and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. Earlier this month, fish market owner Bob Wholey gave the lobster to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, which will send him to an aquarium at a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. ...
Poll- Seven out of 10 Americans concerned about government secrecy (03/13/05)
Americans feel strongly that good government depends on openness with the public, with seven out of 10 people concerned about government secrecy, a new poll says. The poll, conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for Sunshine Week, a coalition of media organizations and other groups pressing for government access, found that more than half of Americans believe government should provide more access to its records...
Courthouse slaying suspect surrenders outside apartment (03/13/05)
DULUTH, GA. -- The suspect in the courthouse shootings of a judge and two other people waved a white cloth and surrendered to authorities Saturday, but not before police say he killed an immigration agent and held a woman hostage for hours in her own apartment...
Texas lets students have cupcakes, eat them too (03/13/05)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Amid tense debate over education funding, Texas House members paused to take up a matter dear to school children everywhere: cupcakes. Legislators in an unanimous vote Wednesday cleared the way for public school students to once again nibble on the sweet treats -- complete with candy sprinkles -- to celebrate their birthdays. ...
Internet casino adds Virgin Mary pretzel to collection (03/13/05)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- An Internet casino that previously bought a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich now has a pretzel that some believe is shaped like the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. Antigua-based Golden Palace Casino swooped in about 30 seconds before bidding closed on the Internet auction site eBay. The winning bid: $10,600...
Gunman kills seven people, then himself at Wisconsin hotel (03/13/05)
BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- A gunman opened fire Saturday at a church service being held at a hotel, killing seven people before taking his own life, authorities said. Officers found four people and the gunman dead when they arrived about 1 p.m. at the Sheraton hotel. Three others died later at a hospital, said Daniel Tushaus, chief of the Brookfield Police Department...
Hamas, a sponsor of suicide bombers, will run in coming election (03/13/05)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Hamas, the major force behind a four-year suicide bombing campaign and sworn to the destruction of Israel, decided Saturday to run in a Palestinian parliamentary election, a move that threatens to undermine Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' efforts to make peace...
Text messaging is newest tool for struggling communist party (03/13/05)
MOSCOW -- After decades of hammers and sickles, red flags and wordy slogans, Russia's Communists are looking to a propaganda device Lenin and Stalin never dreamed of: cell phone text messaging. The Communist Party is struggling to regain influence and broaden its aging support base, and its leaders on Saturday called for a fresh propaganda push to attract younger Russians and gain attention despite being largely shut out by the Kremlin-dominated news media...
Iran rejects overtures by U.S. to drop nuclear development (03/13/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran scoffed at U.S. incentives aimed at coaxing the Islamic republic to drop its nuclear ambitions and declared Saturday that Washington's overtures did nothing to change Tehran's plans to push ahead with its nuclear program. An Iranian envoy in Europe, however, acknowledged in guardedly positive terms that there appeared to be a "new awakening" in Washington...
Syria to set withdrawal timetable to exit Lebanon (03/13/05)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Bashar Assad on Saturday restated his readiness for a complete withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence agents from neighboring Lebanon, a key U.N. envoy said, adding that he would give the United Nations more details about a timetable for the pullout within days...
Shiites, Kurds agree Iraq won't have a 'religious government' (03/13/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite and Kurdish politicians refined plans to form a coalition government that officials said includes an agreement not to turn the country into an Islamic state, as Ukraine withdrew 150 servicemen from Iraq on Saturday, beginning a gradual pullout...
Veterans mark 60th anniversary of taking Iwo Jima (03/13/05)
IWO JIMA, Japan -- Aging American combat veterans and a handful of former Japanese soldiers gathered on a hillside over the landing beaches of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most symbolic battles of World War II...
Central opens with 10th-place finish (03/13/05)
The Central girls swimming team opened the season with a 10th-place finish among 12 teams in the Marquette Relays in St. Louis County on Saturday. The Tigers had an eighth-place finish by the 200-yard medley relay team of Tara Pickens, Lindsey Reimann, Betsy Schroeder and Lindsey Smith in addition to four ninth-place showings...
Bulldogs wind up in fourth (03/13/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Notre Dame boys basketball team showed the heart and determination that made it a Class 4 final four team in Saturday's third-place game at Mizzou Arena. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs (14-18) could not overcome a huge size advantage on the part of Westminster Christian and fell 67-61 to the St. Louis County school to finish fourth...
St. Vincent boys win on Armbruster's shot (03/13/05)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The school year of firsts continues for St. Vincent -- and in about as dramatic a fashion imaginable. St. Vincent, which last fall captured its first state football championship, is now headed to the state basketball semifinals for the first time...
Bell City boys book return trip to state (03/13/05)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- In Bell City, championship is spelled D-E-F-E-N-S-E. The defending Class 1 state champion Bell City Cubs unleashed a smothering display of defense on unsuspecting Eminence and dismantleed the Redwings in a 61-46 quarterfinal victory Saturday at the West Plains Civic Center...
Proud of the Indians (03/13/05)
Congratulations to the Jackson boys varsity and junior varsity basketball teams for an outstanding season this past year. We want to thank all of you for your prayers, support and encouragement you have given us. We also want to thank you for wearing No. 31 wristbands to honor Jason and for dedicating the season to him...
FanSpeak 3/13/05 (03/13/05)
Who's the best?; Good experience; The right direction; TV exposure; Congrats to ND; Grid recognition; Interesting days ahead; Temporary fix; Grin and bear it
Underwood finds ways to show his love for NASCAR (03/13/05)
Al Underwood of Cape Girardeau County became a NASCAR fan when he was a youngster -- 15 years ago -- at the age of 65. "I've been a fan of Jeff Gordon, No. 24, since he started," Underwood said last week. "He does a fine job." Underwood, 80, actually can trace his love of auto racing back to the 1950s...
Poplar Bluff tops Vashon for crown (03/13/05)
Tyler Hansbrough scored 29 points, ending his high school career with a dominating performance and leading Poplar Bluff to a 72-56 win over Vashon in the Missouri Class 5 boys boasketball hampionship Saturday night in Columbia, Mo. Hansbrough, who will play at North Carolina next season, also grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked two shots...
Morris makes return but Cards fall to Mets (03/13/05)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Matt Morris pitched two strong innings in his spring debut following offseason shoulder surgery, but Tom Glavine tossed four innings of no-hit ball to lead a split squad of New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday...
Ogilvy grabs share of Honda lead (03/13/05)
Australia's Geoff Ogilvy overcame an eight-shot deficit at the start of play Saturday, shooting an 8-under-par 64 to tie Brett Wetterich for the lead after three rounds at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Wetterich began the day alone in the lead but scrambled to a 72 and joined Ogilvy at 12-under 204...
Mushroom hunting is a springtime mission (03/13/05)
Spring always was a favorite time of mine growing up. We waited through the long, cold, dreary winter to hear the first spring peepers calling in the night, the twitter of woodcocks and the return of red-wing blackbirds to their fenceline perches. Soon the trees would begin to leaf out and the woodland spring flowers would carpet the hillsides that my brother and I would explore after school. ...
Selection Sunday is an annual highlight (03/13/05)
One of the days I look forward to the most out of the entire college basketball season is here -- and it has absolutely nothing to do with any action on the court, although there will be plenty of that. What I'm talking about is Selection Sunday, as the 65-team NCAA men's tournament bracket is announced today...
Spring break (03/13/05)
he striped beach bag sits in the doorway between the living and dining rooms. Packages of food and a case of soda sit nearby waiting for Christina Swan and her friends to head south for spring break. Many area students took off Friday headed for warmer climates and a week of respite from term papers, class projects and college assignments. ...
Cancun has a rival as students' destination (03/13/05)
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- For tens of thousands of college students fleeing frozen campuses for a week of sun, sand and Jell-O shots, spring break south of the border has a new home. Acapulco, the Pacific playground of the 1950s for movie stars like John Wayne and Cary Grant, has become a major destination for their great-grandchildren's generation...
Texas shores hot for spring breakers (03/13/05)
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Sure there's Cancun and Florida, but when it comes to the college crowd's annual quest for sun and fun, the good ole fashioned road trip to South Texas seems hipper than ever. And folks here are getting ready -- fixing the bungee jump, painting the emcee stands, dusting the strobe lights and waving goodbye to the legions of Midwestern retirees who leave this strip of aquamarine shoreline just before the craziness rolls in...
Setting the stage (03/13/05)
NEW YORK -- With Pope John Paul II's health declining, CBS News executive Marcy McGinnis traveled to Rome to negotiate a 10-year lease for the rights to broadcast from the roof of a hotel overlooking St. Peter's Square when the pope dies. That was nine years ago...
Lillian Estes (03/13/05)
Lillian R. Sally Estes, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Wildersville, Tenn., daughter of Herman and Pauline Fronabarger Roberts. The Roberts family moved to Macon, Ga., in 1928 and then moved to Cape Girardeau in 1936...
Arthur Jacobs (03/13/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- With deepest sorrow and fond memories, we say goodbye to Arthur E. "Bucky" Jacobs, a devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend. Bucky, a longtime resident of Caseyville, Ill., passed away on March 11, 2005, at the Veterans Home at Anna. He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in McClure, Ill., son of the late Arthur and Lilly Mae Cox Jacobs...
Homer Gilbert (03/13/05)
Homer Monroe Gilbert, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his daughter's home. He was born April 9, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, son of Judge Charles Monroe and Boka Homa Owsley Gilbert. He and Margaret Schlue were married April 18, 1932. She preceeded him in death on March 15, 1977...
Eugene McDannold (03/13/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Eugene C. McDannold, 92, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. He was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Madisonville, Mo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a highway superintendent for Caltrans in California...
Helen Wencewicz (03/13/05)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Helen C. Wencewicz, 96, of Chesterfield, Mo., died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Des Peres Hospital. She was born March 21, 1908, in St. Louis, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Ganska Bialczak. She and Casimir Wencewicz were married...
James Hayes (03/13/05)
James "June" Hayes Jr., 90, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 26, 1914, in Nashville, Tenn., son of James and Lula Tellus Hayes. He and Juanita Sherwood were married Aug. 7, 1937, in Cape Girardeau. She died in November 1986...
Ester Rainwater (03/13/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ester Mae Rainwater, 84, of Advance died Saturday, March 12, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Louise Trickey (03/13/05)
Louise Trickey, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Lillie Jaco (03/13/05)
Lillie B. Jaco, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born on May 28, 1927, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ellis and Bessie Helderman Reed. She and James Johnson Jaco were married April 10, 1943, in Cape Girardeau County. He died July 2, 1990...
Laster-McCullough (03/13/05)
Beth Elaine Laster and Branden Corey McCullough were married Oct. 23, 2004, at Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church. Janet Hopkins performed the ceremony. Guitarist was Nathan Elder of Cape Girardeau, and vocalist was Morgan Trousdale of St. Louis. The bride is the daughter of Conley and Dee Laster of Scott City. The groom is the son of Jim and Joyce McCullough of Cape Girardeau...
Aufdenberg-Swain (03/13/05)
Trinity Lutheran Church was the setting Oct. 16, 2004, for the wedding of Kelly Aufdenberg and Tony Swain. The Rev. Douglas Breite performed the ceremony. Organist was Dottie Myer. The bride is the daughter of Lisa Hahn of Jackson. The groom is the son of Mike and Alice Swain and Jane Swain, all of Chaffee, Mo...
Moore-Thomas (03/13/05)
Elizabeth Anne Moore and Tommy Edward Thomas were married Nov. 20, 2004, at Cape Bible Chapel. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. Jim and Kathy Moore of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Terry and Cyndi Thomas of Kansas City, Mo...
Osborne-Hutson (03/13/05)
Lindsey Beth Osborne and Christopher Louis Hutson exchanged vows Sept. 24, 2004, at Cape Bible Chapel. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. Shane Steck of Cape Girardeau was pianist, and soloists were Brad Berry of Jackson and Matt McDonald of Garland, Texas...
Miller-Louw (03/13/05)
Jennifer Michelle Miller and Hermanus Josias Louw were united in marriage Jan. 15, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City. The Rev. Robert Flannery performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Debbera Miller of Scott City. The groom is the son of Herman and Susan Louw of Middleburg, South Africa...
Kennard-Prost (03/13/05)
Leah Kennard and Lt. Craig Prost were married Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charlie Prost performed the ceremony. Music was by Pat Verne, and soloist was Nina Prost, sister of the groom. Scriptures were read by Rachel McCoy and Michelle Prost, sister-in-law of the groom...
Myers-Moore (03/13/05)
Katherine Jo Myers and Stephen Lynn Moore Jr. were married Dec. 31, 2004, at First General Baptist Church. The Rev. Sam Ramdial performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William and Charla Myers of Jackson. The groom is the son of Stephen and Terri Moore of Cape Girardeau...
Armijo-Myers (03/13/05)
Jennifer Rene Armijo and Joseph Chadd Myers were married Nov. 26, 2004, at San Mateo Catholic Church in Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Annette Armijo of Fort Worth. The groom is the son of William and Charla Myers of Jackson...
James-Hartle (03/13/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Lynn and Pam James of Sedgewickville announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Lynn James, to Jeremy Alan Hartle. He is the son of Larry and Brenda Hartle of Millersville. James is a 2000 graduate of Meadow Heights High School, 2002 graduate of Mineral Area College, and expects to graduate in December from Southeast Missouri State University...
Borage-Dobbins (03/13/05)
Jan Borage of St. Louis and Leigh and Tammy Borage of Fulton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Leigh Borage, to Paul Larson Dobbins, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins of Cape Girardeau. Borage received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is a fourth grade teacher's assistant at Blanchard Elementary...
Smiley-Heisserer (03/13/05)
William and Koreen Smiley of O'Fallon, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meggen Smiley, to Nicholas Heisserer, both of Flower Mound, Texas. He is the son of David and Patricia Heisserer of Cape Girardeau. Smiley received bachelor and master degrees in physical therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a physical therapist and clinic director at US Physical Therapy Inc. in Dallas, Texas...
Cronk- Rutherford (03/13/05)
LeRoy and Diane Cronk of Elkhart, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenda Cronk, to Jim Rutherford, both of Owasso, Okla. He is the son of Jessie and Jacqueline Rutherford of Oak Ridge. Cronk received a master's degree in anesthesia from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2002. She is an anesthetist with Associated Anesthesiologists Inc. in Tulsa, Okla...
Welker- Spooler (03/13/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dennis and Debbie Welker of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Lee Welker, to Jeremy David Spooler. He is the son of Donald and Helen Spooler of Jackson. Welker is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and a graduate of Cape Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing. She is a licensed practical nurse for Dr. Karen Yates...
Lesch- Follis (03/13/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Guy and Lisa Lesch of Thebes announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Noel Lesch, to Matthew Fawn Follis. He is the son of Cara Follis of Jonesboro, Ill. Lesch is a 2003 graduate of Shawnee High School. She is a teacher at Just Kids Learning and Development Center...
Goins-Curry (03/13/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- John and Suzanne Connell of Mounds announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Marie Goins, to Bryan Lee Curry, both of Olmsted, Ill. He is the son of Terry and Jeanie Curry of Villa Ridge, Ill. Goins is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Cape Girardeau...
Horrell- Parker (03/13/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Diane Horrell and Kim Parker announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Celestine Horrell of Marble Hill, and the late Edward Horrell. Parker is the son of William and Betty Parker of Villa Ridge, Ill. Horrell is a graduate of Leopold High School at Leopold, Mo. She is employed at Security Bank and Trust in Scott City...
Rutowitz-Mueller (03/13/05)
Lauren Rutowitz and Samuel Thomas Mueller announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Isaac and Allison Rutowitz of Pretoria, South Africa, and the late Joyce Rutowitz. Mueller is the son of the Rev. Adam and Margarete Mueller of Cape Girardeau...
Walker-Wills (03/13/05)
Harvey and Sharon Washer of Benton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Marie Walker, to Ryan Michael Wills, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Russ and Sandy Wills of Cape Girardeau. Walker is a 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo. She is pursuing a degree in business at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a canvassing manager at Tri-State Water Treatment Inc...
Fire reports 3/13/05 (03/13/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Friday: * At 2:19 p.m., illegal burn at 1545 N. Spanish St. * At 3:43 p.m., emergency medical service at Mimosa and Aspen drives. * At 5:07 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of North Sprigg Street...
Police reports 3/13/05 (03/13/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Bryan Gorrell, 23, of 406 Sheridan Drive, Apt. 12G, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Eugenia Rapp, 46, of 319 N. Park St., Apt. 11, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 3/13/05 (03/13/05)
25 years ago: March 13, 1980 A delegation of Scott City and county officials say it hopes to receive some response next month from the state Highways and Transportation Commission on a proposal to build a bridge and connect two outer roads to help alleviate heavy traffic at the Interstate 55 interchange at Scott City...
Holiday from taxes (03/13/05)
The Missouri Legislature is considering a bill that would permit another sales-tax holiday later this year when families are purchasing back-to-school supplies. The legislature is even contemplating making the holiday a permanent annual fixture and making it mandatory instead of giving cities and counties the opportunity to opt out...
Replacing New Deal with bum deal (03/13/05)
To the editor: During the middle years of the last century, a proud liberal and progressive, Franklin D. Roosevelt, brought us programs to provide support to those suffering at the hands of the Great Depression and stock-market crash. These were folks whose life savings had been eaten as a result of poor decisions by business leaders. Thus, the New Deal was born...
Our universal enemy is evil (03/13/05)
To the editor: What are we fighting against, and what are we fighting for? To reduce it to its simplest terms, there is only one enemy in the world that man has, and that enemy is evil. Evil plays many roles, assumes many disguises and makes its way into the most unexpected places. It isn't always any easy thing to put your finger on it, because sometimes evil appears so utterly respectable...
Bankruptcy laws need to be fair (03/13/05)
To the editor: I am concerned about this legislation just passed by the U.S. Senate concerning bankruptcy. From what I understand, it will force debtors into a repayment plan. It seems like the next thing we will have will be a return to debtor's prison...
Speak Out 3/13/05 (03/13/05)
Better streets cost more; Wrong priorities; Never out of date; Working to get by; Right decision; Shades of gray; Too many neighbors; No junk food; The truly needy; Watch that pun; Insurgent symbol; Right on target; Emphasize academics; Need new bands; For everyone; Bone crushing; Good old days
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