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Stories from Sunday, May 22, 2005

Troops receive second welcome (05/22/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- "Freedom Salute," the official state-sponsored event honoring National Guard soldiers who were deployed to Iraq, was held Saturday at Perry Park Center followed by a meal at the neighboring National Guard Armory. The Perryville ceremony honored Perryville and Jackson soldiers of 1140th Engineer Battalion Company B with encased American flags, a commemorative coin stamped with a minuteman symbol, a certificate of appreciation and a lapel insignia. ...
A rancher's range of knowledge (05/22/05)
Mike Kasten doesn't follow the unwritten rule of agriculture that says he must begin every day at the crack of dawn. He's been around the ranch enough to know how and when the work gets done. So he chooses not to work before sunup. Instead, work is just getting started at Kasten's ranch as the pleasant sun shines high above the trees at around 7:50 a.m. on a beautiful Friday...
Adding color to the arts (05/22/05)
Artists and art seekers packed in and around Capaha Park Saturday as the Southeast Missouri Arts Council held its fifth annual Artscape festival. Cars were parked for a quarter-mile on both sides of Perry Avenue as people filed into the park for the biggest turnout in the history of the event...
Calf born in New Mexico with extra leg on its back (05/22/05)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- One of Orlando Romero's calves has a leg up on the other 25 calves born within the last two weeks on his ranch east of Tucumcari. The calf was born with an extra leg, with two hooves, growing from its back. Ranchers in the area aren't quite sure what to make of the little Limousin heifer. That is, if they can catch her...
Three-year-old gets trapped inside vending machine (05/22/05)
ELKHART, Ind. -- A 3-year-old boy upset that his mother wouldn't let him use a crane vending machine to try to win a small stuffed animal took matters in his own hands. He climbed up the chute to get the prize himself. Danielle Manges said she took her eyes off her son, James, for a moment to pick up a juice bottle he threw. When she looked up, he was in with the plush toys...
World briefs 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
Azerbaijani protesters arrested defying rally ban; Palestinian leader wants more U.S. support; Son of slain politician rising in Lebanese politics
Nation briefs 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
Mary Kay Letourneau marries former student; Bush gets mixed reaction at college speech; Seven children, two adults killed in home fire; Four dead after plane crashes on Coney Island
Jury rules in favor of Chicago suburb in lawsuit over proposed mosque (05/22/05)
CHICAGO -- A southwest Chicago suburb did not violate the civil rights of a Muslim group that wanted to purchase a vacant church and turn it into mosque, according to a federal jury. The Al Salam Mosque Foundation filed a lawsuit against the city of Palos Heights in 2000, alleging the city council conspired to foil its plan to buy the vacant Reformed Church of Palos Heights and convert it into a mosque and a school. ...
Program aims to ease Catholic pastors' workload (05/22/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A Catholic graduate school has chosen more than two dozen Missouri and Illinois parishes to take part in a new program that trains lay people to assume some duties typically handled by priests. The Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis will begin classes in August for its Apollos Project, which seeks to ease pastors' workloads while increasing lay participation...
Barbecued art: Japanese firing technique keeps artists guessing (05/22/05)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- The atmosphere was similar to a backyard barbecue with a master chef handling the grill. Serving the goodies was Sedalia artist and teacher Alan Weaver, helped by workshop student Susan Lawrence. Together, they handled red-hot pieces baked in an improvised gas-fired kiln at about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit...
Five officers given honor for roles in finding baby cut from womb (05/22/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five Missouri men were collectively named National Officer of the Year for their roles in finding a baby who was cut from her mother's womb and capturing the woman accused of the gruesome act. Nodaway County Sheriff Ben Espy, Cpl. ...
Legislation makes crime of hurting service dogs (05/22/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Donna Jacobs has used a service dog for years to help her walk and to alert her when she's going to have a seizure. But several times, at a park or a store, a pet dog has jumped on Patra, her mixed-breed dog. It's gotten to the point that Patra gets nervous around other dogs, leaving Jacobs unable to drive much and largely homebound...
Ex-officer convicted in student's death (05/22/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A former Columbia police officer was convicted Saturday of first-degree murder in the death of a gay college student with whom he had an affair. The jury, brought in from Clay County, deliberated nine hours before convicting Steven Rios of slashing Jesse Valencia's throat last June...
Clerk leaves St. Louis library $350,000 (05/22/05)
ST. LOUIS -- George Kyle was a kind man and a creature of habit. For 46 years, he meticulously manned the desk at the Carpenter branch of the St. Louis Public Library, checking books in and out, answering questions, organizing files, all for a modest salary that probably never exceeded $18,000...
Ordinary objects take on new meaning in 9-11 exhibit (05/22/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a day that began at a desk, on an elevator, washing the windows. Ordinary. It is appropriate, then, that the most powerful pieces of the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "September 11: Bearing Witness to History" are not the familiar images of that Tuesday morning. They are the everyday objects given new meaning by tragedy...
Man, 90, crashes car in funeral procession (05/22/05)
BIRDSBORO, Pa. -- A car in a funeral procession entering a cemetery in Exeter Township, Berks County, careened out of control and struck a minivan in the procession, and nine people were injured in the crash, police said. ...
Showdown vote set for Tuesday on filibusters of Bush judicial nominees (05/22/05)
WASHINGTON -- The countdown to a showdown over Democratic filibusters of President Bush's judicial nominees has begun. It's a confrontation that will determine whether a Senate minority can stop him from placing his choices on the nation's highest courts...
After tough transition, NAACP re-examines itself (05/22/05)
Within two days of reports that Mexican President Vicente Fox made racially charged comments about black American workers, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and National Urban League president Marc H. Morial had all issued public condemnations. The NAACP, meanwhile, was a step behind...
Musicians play 'taps' to highlight bugler scarcity (05/22/05)
BATH, N.Y. -- It began with three haunting notes from a teenage girl. A second bugler, about 100 yards down the road, picked up the tune. And then a third. More than 850 buglers, trumpeters and other horn players fanned out Saturday along 41 miles of roads in rural western New York and performed a cascading rendition of taps to highlight the scarcity of buglers at veterans' funerals...
Investigators in Idaho slayings have few clues (05/22/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Authorities have completed the crime scene investigation of a home where three people were beaten to death, but they had few clues about the disappearance of two children from the home. Authorities said they have few clues in the case. Dylan James Groene, 9, and his sister, Shasta Kay Groene, 8, were last seen May 15 at their rural home near Coeur d'Alene...
Washington state's election challenge puts politics on trial (05/22/05)
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- In a nondescript courtroom in this small farming town, America's electoral system is about to stand trial. The battle over Washington's contested governor's election touches on many of the questions that divide this country between rural and urban, Republican and Democrat, red and blue -- and echoes frustrations of the past two presidential elections...
First lady urges broader roles for women in Middle East (05/22/05)
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan -- Women need to have more prominence in government and business in the Middle East, Laura Bush said Saturday in a bold appeal to an international audience that included some of the ministers and other men who hold political and economic power in the region...
Sinn Fein official under U.S. travel ban for violating visa restrictions (05/22/05)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- U.S. immigration officials have barred a senior American-based representative of Sinn Fein from traveling back to the United States after a trip to Ireland because she violated her visa restrictions, the Irish Republican Army-linked party said Saturday...
Afghan leader: U.S. must cede some authority (05/22/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai may have been playing to his domestic audience, talking tough and issuing stringent demands for changes in U.S. policy in Afghanistan only hours before he left for four days of meetings in the United States...
Protesters in Uzbek town demand rebel leader's release (05/22/05)
KORASUV, Uzbekistan -- Uzbeks in this border town demanded Saturday that authorities release a leader whose Islamic rebellion defied the authoritarian government of President Islam Karimov, a key American ally, as unrest smoldered in the former Soviet Republic...
Soldiers comb Andes slopes for 29 missing comrades (05/22/05)
LOS ANGELES, Chile -- Chilean soldiers on Saturday searched the Andes mountains for 29 comrades lost when a blizzard struck during a training march, but their commander admitted that they almost certainly will be found dead. The number of bodies found after Wednesday's storm increased to 16, the army said. The military took advantage of the first clear day since the blizzard started to deploy nearly 150 men in the largest ground and air search so far...
Iraq's once-dominant Sunni Arabs form nationwide alliance (05/22/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A British tabloid published more surreptitiously taken prison pictures of Saddam Hussein on Saturday, and Iraq's once-dominant Sunni Muslim minority sought to break out of its deepening isolation by forming an alliance of tribal, political and religious groups...
Notre Dame qualifies four entries, but just misses cut on two races (05/22/05)
It was a day of mixed emotions for the Notre Dame boys track and field team at the Class 3 sectional meet Saturday in Festus. Five boys finished in the top four to qualify for the state meet next weekend at Jefferson City, but the 800 relay team missed the cut by just .13 seconds and the 1,600-meter relay team was denied a bid after suffering a fateful last leg...
Third place twice over for Kinder (05/22/05)
The Central sophomore broke two school records en route to a pair of thirds at the state meet. ~ Southeast Missourian Central sophomore Hannah Kinder placed third in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events Saturday at the MSHSAA girls swimming and diving meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Mo...
Central's Cox reaches state with PR jump (05/22/05)
MANCHESTER, Mo. -- Central freshman Nadia Cox could hardly contain her joy as she ran to hug her jumps coach after hearing her distance on her final try in the triple jump at Saturday's Class 4 sectional meet at Parkway South High School. Cox put up her best jump of the season when it counted most, qualifying to the state meet with a distance of 35 feet, 2 inches for a second-place finish. ...
Sprint relays provide boost for Jackson (05/22/05)
MANCHESTER, Mo. -- Jackson senior Rebecca Martin and sophomore Rachel Kahle combined individual championships with strong relay races to help lead the Indians at the Class 4 sectional meet Saturday at Parkway South. Martin won the shot put and ran legs on the state-qualifying 400 and 800 relays. Kahle won the 100 and ran on both relays...
Led by 3,200 relay team's win, Crusaders place fifth as a team (05/22/05)
Saxony Lutheran High School capped quite a year for its distance runners Saturday, as the Crusaders finished fifth in the MSHSAA Class 1 track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The Crusaders, getting a state championship from its 3,200-meter relay team, scored 28 points. Polo won the title with 68 points, followed by Lone Jack (52.5), Rock Port (33) and South Holt (31)...
Redhawks finished strong to extend Hogan's streak of tourney appearances (05/22/05)
After being swept in a three-game series at Eastern Kentucky that ended on May 1, Southeast Missouri State limped back to Cape Girardeau with a 7-11 Ohio Valley Conference record and its hopes of qualifying for the OVC Tournament fading fast. But three weeks later, the Redhawks find themselves with a 15-12 conference mark, thanks to a late-season rush that saw them win eight of their last nine league games, including the past seven in a row...
Redhawks' regular season ends on a positive note (05/22/05)
At about 2 p.m. Saturday, with Southeast Missouri State clinging to a one-run, fourth-inning lead over Tennessee-Martin, the Redhawks learned they had clinched a berth in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament because Murray State beat Samford....
FanSpeak 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
Correction; A pair of champions; Coaches and teachers; Recruit locally
Walker spoils Royals' bid for victory (05/22/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At the age of 38, Larry Walker prefers jogging leisurely around the bases rather than making a mad dash. While leading St. Louis past the reeling Kansas City Royals 6-5 Saturday night, he did both, hitting a three-run home run after scoring standing up on an RBI double and two-base error some thought should have been an inside-the-parker...
Martin outsmarts Sadler in final restart (05/22/05)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Mark Martin had no intention of taking a nostalgic ride around the track in his final All-Star race. He wanted to win it. Martin pulled it off Saturday night, winning the Nextel All-Star Challenge and its $1 million prize in what is supposed to be his final appearance in the dash-for-cash race...
Record-setting Perry leads by seven strokes at Colonial (05/22/05)
Kenny Perry shot 6-under 64 and set another Colonial scoring record on Saturday, taking a seven-stroke lead over Billy Mayfair and Steve Stricker heading into the final round. Perry broke his own 54-hole scoring record at 18-under 192 on the course in Fort Worth, Texas. It is also the lowest score at the end of three rounds on the PGA Tour this season, although Joe Ogilvie's 193 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in January was 23 under...
Federer eyes career Grand Slam (05/22/05)
PARIS -- Year after bedeviling year, the thick red clay at the French Open buried the career Grand Slam aspirations of Pete Sampras. Is that to be the fate, too, of his heir as king of the game, Roger Federer? Federer doesn't think so. After six early exits at Roland Garros, Federer now has reason to believe he can master the grueling surface and join Andre Agassi as the only active men to win all four majors. ...
Suns ready for test from Spurs (05/22/05)
PHOENIX -- With an offense as relentless as the Arizona heat, the Phoenix Suns are trampling the conventional wisdom about defense being the way to go this time of year. Through two rounds of the playoffs, NBA MVP Steve Nash and crew have taken the league's highest scoring average in 10 years and jacked it up nearly six points a game. ...
Brack impressive in qualifying (05/22/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack started his comeback in a big way Saturday, qualifying for the May 29 race with a faster speed than pole sitter Tony Kanaan. When the 39-year-old Swede stepped out of his car following a four-lap, 10-mile qualifying effort of 227.598 mph, defending 500 winner Buddy Rice -- the man he replaced in the cockpit of the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Racing entry -- was waiting there to give Brack a big hug...
Amphetamines may be next topic in league's drug discussions (05/22/05)
SEATTLE -- The clandestine jars in baseball clubhouses filled with "greenies" -- the potentially deadly amphetamines, speed or pep pills that secretly fueled generations of players -- are nowhere to be seen. Now, caffeine-spiked, vitamin-boosted Red Bull, Spark and other concoctions promising energy are all the rage, lining glass-doored fridges and locker shelves, most packing no more wallop and presenting no more danger than a cup of drip coffee...
Following stumble, Afleet Alex wins with ease (05/22/05)
BALTIMORE -- Afleet Alex was gathering momentum, coming off the far turn and looking ready to romp in the Preakness Stakes. In an instant, he was cut off by Scrappy T. The horses clipped heels in a frightening collision and Afleet Alex was forced to his knees...
Quail topic of Thursday event (05/22/05)
The SEMO Quail Unlimited Chapter is sponsoring an informational meeting about Bobwhite quail and their habitat needs. The meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge in Sikeston, Mo. Admission is free and open to the public. Nonmembers are encouraged to attend. SEMO Quail Unlimited represents upland game hunters and works toward improving quail and upland game hunting in the region...
Free Fishing Days scheduled for June 11 and 12 (05/22/05)
The Missouri Department of Conservation has designated June 11 and 12 as Free Fishing Days in Missouri. On those days, anyone can fish at Missouri Department of Conservation areas and most other places in the state without having to buy a fishing permit...
Harvest down, but still state's fourth-best (05/22/05)
Harvest statistics from Missouri's 2005 spring turkey hunting season show biologists were correct in predicting a less-than-record harvest. With slightly better weather, however, hunters might have proved the experts wrong. Hunters bagged 53,798 turkeys during the regular turkey season April 18 through May 8. That is down 5 percent from last year's record of 56,882...
Redhawks deserve credit for overcoming early struggles (05/22/05)
Fair or not, Southeast Missouri State's baseball team has taken some shots this year -- mostly through FanSpeak zealots -- for one of the most overall disappointing seasons since coach Mark Hogan took over the program in 1995. But the Redhawks have a chance to make amends beginning Wednesday -- and that's an opportunity that seemed fairly remote just a few weeks ago...
Travel briefs: Fireflies abound at Smoky Mountains (05/22/05)
GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- Maybe you know them as fireflies or lightning bugs or June bugs. They're actually bioluminescent beetles, a species known to scientists as Photinus carolinus, and one of their most spectacular light shows takes place each June in Great Smoky Mountains National Park...
Grand Canyon (05/22/05)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- The view is timeless. But as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, getting a glimpse of the Grand Canyon required a lot of travel time -- and a hardy derriere. A train would get visitors into northern Arizona, but they had to be willing to bump along in a stagecoach through forests and over scraggy plateau lands for 20 hours to get to the canyon's edge. And the tent camp accommodations were as rustic as the ride...
Travel-Chattanooga 5/22 (05/22/05)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Back in the 1960s and '70s, Chattanooga had a deserted downtown on the Tennessee River and was smothered by soot from its foundries. But in recent years the riverfront city has transformed its skyline along with its reputation. No longer the city known for America's dirtiest air, Chattanooga has been reborn as the Scenic City...
Something about Shel (05/22/05)
There was Lazy Jane, and Hector the Collector, Dirty Dan and Benjamin Bunnn. The Yipiyuk, The Flying Festoon and the Glurpy Slurpy Skakagrall. And then there was Reginald Clark, an unassuming child with a pleasant face and a fear of the dark. All he wanted was his teddy bear, some stories and hugs, and -- this one is critical -- that we not close the book on him...
Boys and Girls Club plans for fun, learning (05/22/05)
Summer camp brings up images of swimming, camping and -- learning? NaTika Rowles, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, said the club is planning its third summer camp to be fun and to reinforce what children learned in school this past year, as well as to prepare them for the fall semester...
Belgian film wins top Cannes honor (05/22/05)
CANNES, France -- The Belgian film "The Child," about a young petty crook suddenly faced with the responsibilities of fatherhood, won top honors Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the second time a movie by sibling filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the prestigious Palme d'Or. Their teen drama "Rosetta" took the main Cannes prize six years ago...
Charles Pecaut (05/22/05)
Charles V. Pecaut, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Charles Prost officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum...
Louise Kerr (05/22/05)
Louise S. Kerr, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Birds, Ill., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stevens. She and Marvin C. Kerr were married Sept. 15, 1954, in Illmo...
Hubert Hill (05/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Hubert Hill, 87, of Morehouse died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 4, 1918, at Wardell, Mo., son of Joe and Addie Hill. He and Margaret Elliott were married Dec. 11, 1956, in Holly Springs, Miss...
Lola Holland (05/22/05)
Lola M. Holland, 87, of Morley, Mo., died Saturday, May 21 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
James Hardway (05/22/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- James "Jim" Hardway, 76, of Anna died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Oakland, Ill., son of Cecil and Bonnie Mullis Hardway. He and Leota L. "Jeri" Landis were married Oct. 21, 1972, in Carpentersville, Ill...
Connie Schaefer (05/22/05)
Connie Schaefer, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Ethel Stilts (05/22/05)
ADVANCE, Mo.-- Ethel L. Stilts, 88, of Advance died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born April 21, 1917, at Arab, Mo., daughter of William and Toni George Arnold. Ethel and Franklin Stilts were united in married Sept. 17, 1932, and he proceeded her in death on Feb. 20, 1970...
Scholl-Kohlfeld (05/22/05)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Kelly Ann Scholl and Jeremiah Lawrence Kohlfeld were united in marriage March 5, 2005, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. The Rev. Wayne Palmer performed the ceremony. Organist was Lynn Mueller and pianist was Nelda Koeberl. Soloists were Sally Buerck, aunt of the bride, and Mike Kohlfeld, cousin of the groom...
Thoma-Eggers (05/22/05)
Orville and Gwen Thoma of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Lee Thoma, to Kyle David Eggers of Nashville, Tenn. He is the son of Carl and Brenda Eggers of Perryville, Mo. Thoma is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is a nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Crawford-Jenkins (05/22/05)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Jim and Vicki Crawford of Benton, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brecca Crawford, to Jacob Jenkins. He is the son of Clyde and Karen Jenkins of Bell City. Crawford is a graduate of Benton High School, and is pursuing a master's degree in occupational therapy at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway...
Dameron- Baker (05/22/05)
Tom and Cheryl Dameron of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Dameron, to Dustin Lee Baker. He is the son of Butch and Debbie Baker of Jackson. Dameron is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at First Midwest Bank and at Country Mart in Jackson...
Hiler- Seabaugh (05/22/05)
Kevin and Mary Hiler of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ann Hiler, to James Dayton Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ron and Robin Seabaugh of Charleston, Mo. Hiler is a 2000 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at Cingular Wireless...
Wright- Hampton (05/22/05)
Michelle Evans of Cape Girardeau and Stephen Wright of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura C. Wright, to Eric M. Hampton. He is the son of Jerry and Betty Hampton of Cape Girardeau. Wright is a graduate of Central High School. She is manager at Hamburger Express...
Trower-McClard (05/22/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Trower of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jonna Nicole Trower, to Zane McClard. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McClard of Jackson. Trower is a 2000 graduate of Hannibal High School. She received a degree in marketing management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004...
Vance-McCormick (05/22/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Stallings of Jackson and Claude Vance of Marble Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Marie Vance, to Cpl. Chad Christopher McCormick. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCormick of Marble Hill. Vance is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is assistant manager at Dairy Queen in Fruitland...
Schmidt-Price (05/22/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Larry and Brenda Schmidt of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Rose Schmidt, to Chad Aaron Price, both of St. Peters, Mo. He is the son of Ethan and Wendy Price of Owensboro, Ky. Schmidt is a 1996 graduate of St. ...
Goff-Boldrey (05/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sandra Laurich of New Bloomfield, Mo., and Michael Goff of Holts Summit, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Lee Goff, to Dr. Andrew Burton Boldrey, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Gregory and Kathy Boldrey of Sikeston...
McCoys to mark 50th event (05/22/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCoy of Thebes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 19 in Shalimar, Fla. Host will be their daughter, Patty Monroe. McCoy and the former Minnie Foster were married May 28, 1955, in Biloxi, Miss. Their attendants were Sammy and Willa Fern McCoy of Thebes...
Hamms married 50 years (05/22/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hamm of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass April 23, 2005, at St. Denis Catholic Church. Celebrants were the Revs. Richard Rolwing and Normand Varone. The couple's six grandchildren participated in the Mass...
Simmons celebrate 50th anniversary (05/22/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Bill and Jane Simmons of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner May 14, 2005. Simmons and Jane Pell were married May 14, 1955, in Sardis, Miss. The couple has three sons, Bill (Susan) Simmons, Allen (Leslie) Simmons, and Jeff (Michelle) Simmons, all of Scott City. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Police reports 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items Saturday. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest * Timothy L. Ryon, 21, no address given, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for contempt of court. Summons * Peggy A. Kelly, 46, 408 Albert St., was issued a summons on suspicion of stealing cigarettes from Rhodes 101, 2109 William St...
Fire reports 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 5:01 p.m., motor vehicle accident at 1410 N. Kingshighway. * At 5:01 p.m., alarm at 325 Merriwether St. * At 9:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Spring Street...
Out of the past 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
25 years ago: May 22, 1980 Despite a vote at last night's city council meeting to turn the city's public library building in Courthouse Park over to the county court, supporters of a community arts center and museum concept for the building say the battle for control of the building isn't over...
Graduation standards (05/22/05)
St. Joseph News-Press A special task force visited St. Joseph last week to hear what our educators had to say about plans to boost Missouri minimum graduation standards. The visit could turn out to be something of a hearing test for the task force. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education put together the task force a year ago to address business leaders' concerns regarding the level of education public high school students receive. ...
School funding (05/22/05)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch One thing Missouri's new school funding formula apparently won't change is the pending lawsuit that challenges the state's system of funding public schools. Filed last year by ... a group representing dozens of public school districts throughout the state, the suit claims that Missouri's funding system is inequitable, inadequate and unconstitutional...
Stopping thimerosal (05/22/05)
The question of whether mercury, used as a preservative in some vaccines, causes or contributes to disorders such as autism, hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder continues to be debated. But even the possibility that mercury in vaccines might cause harm is reason enough to ban it, particularly in light of the fact that other preservatives are available...
Speak Out 5/22/05 (05/22/05)
Cut pension plan; Children and alcohol; Choose not to smoke; Great parents; Unkempt performers; Many thanks; Save the bear; Gym landscaping; Ban it all; Just the facts, please; Dominated women; Contradictory actions; Too fast on Kingshighway; Dogs on leashes; Senate disgrace
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