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Stories from Sunday, September 4, 2005

Workers, Arena Park gearing up for SEMO District fair (09/04/05)
Less than a week remains before the start of the 150th SEMO District Fair, taking place Saturday through Sept. 17 at Arena Park. Over the weekend workers have been busy readying the fair site for the rides, vendors, exhibits and an expected crowd of about 100,000 over the eight days of the event...
Work force has changed since first Labor Day (09/04/05)
The U.S. work force has undergone a serious facelift since New Yorkers staged the nation's first Labor Day parade 123 years ago, complete with German singers, Irish fiddlers, union bands and fireworks: Labor Day hasn't been about organized labor since long before the Service Employees International Union, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers and their 4 million members broke from the 50-union AFL-CIO this summer...
Investigators seeking more information on fire at J.C. Penney (09/04/05)
The fire that occurred at J.C. Penney Friday evening is still under investigation, said fire marshal Mike Morgan. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department wants the woman who called and reported the fire to contact either the Cape Girardeau police department at 335-6621 or the Cape Girardeau fire department at 334-3211. They are just looking for more information and this person is not a suspect at this time...
A full house (09/04/05)
In the last four days Nettla Gordilla has experienced the tragedy of loss, the joy of giving birth, separation and now hope. She fled her home in New Orleans to Jackson, Miss., to escape Hurricane Katrina. She gave birth to twins, Justin and Jesus, Tuesday by emergency Caesarean section in Jackson as Hurricane Katrina hit the area. The hospital ran for two days on a generator because the area was without power...
'I hope we can be happy soon' (09/04/05)
Family, Words can never express the profound sadness and heartbreak we are all experiencing in the Deep South. It is surreal. We are happy and know that we have been spared, blessed through all of this, but it is hard to cling to such seemingly small hopes. ...
Fire report 9/04/05 (09/04/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * At 3:57 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 8:30 p.m., alarm sounding at 505 N. Broadview St. * At 9:19 p.m., emergency medical service at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 10:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2900 block of Beaver Creek Drive...
Network Against Sexual Violence will move out of basement (09/04/05)
The new office, which will cost the network nothing, will be more convenient. For five years, the organization that assists area victims of sexual abuse has been basically operating out of a basement. "It's like the abyss," said Tammy Gwaltney, executive director of the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence...
May Greene Garden now provides map for passers-by (09/04/05)
A newly acquired street map of the city of Cape Girardeau, courtesy of the May Greene Garden Association, is now posted at the back wall of the garden at the intersection of Fountain and Themis streets, behind the present Federal Building. The garden was once part of May Greene's homestead, for whom the Cape Girardeau elementary school was named. ...
Joplin police respond to bank robbery call, find dispute (09/04/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Police officers who sped to a southwest Missouri bank last week thought they were investigating a bank robbery. But instead, they were drawn into a bizarre landlord-tenant dispute. It all started Friday morning after a man went into an office at a US Bank and handed an employee a note that read: "This man has a gun and wants my money." The man he was referring to was his ex-landlord, who was waiting in the lobby...
Wrongful death suits filed in quintuple fatal wreck (09/04/05)
Wrongful death suits filed in quintuple fatal wreck ST. LOUIS -- One month after a fiery, multi-vehicle crash left five people dead, relatives of the victims have filed wrongful death lawsuits. The crash July 28 in the St. Louis suburb of Eureka, when a dump truck loaded with gravel failed to slow down as the traffic in front of it stalled near the Interstate 44 exit for Six Flags St. Louis, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said...
World War II veterans mark 60th anniversary of Japanese surrender (09/04/05)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- James Starnes will never forget the day World War II officially ended with Japan's formal surrender. He was only 24 on Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese officials boarded the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and signed the documents. "It was a tremendous emotional moment," Starnes told some 2,000 veterans, family members and guests who gathered Friday at the Missouri to observe the 60th anniversary of the event...
Rebels in Nepal declare unilateral cease-fire (09/04/05)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Communist rebels in Nepal said Saturday that they were unilaterally suspending attacks for the next three months. The cease-fire would take effect immediately, the rebel leader Prachanda said in a statement sent to news organizations. The elusive leader said his fighters would not attack any government or civilian targets during the period but would defend their positions...
After six-organ transplant in Miami, Japanese toddler is going home (09/04/05)
MIAMI -- A Japanese toddler is going home nine months after undergoing a six-organ transplant that could not be done in his country because donated organs are not available for young children. Nineteen-month-old Yosuke Ohashi received a new liver, pancreas, stomach, small and large intestines and spleen in an 8 1/2-hour operation Christmas Eve at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center...
Three Carnival cruise ships will house 7,000 hurricane victims (09/04/05)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Three Carnival Cruise Lines ships have been pressed into service by the government to provide shelter for as many as 7,000 hurricane victims. The Ecstasy, the Sensation and the Holiday will be pulled from regular use starting Monday at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The cost of the charters was not disclosed...
Government secrecy expands, grows costly (09/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- The government is withholding more information than ever from the public and expanding ways of shrouding data. Last year, federal agencies spent a record $148 creating and storing new secrets for each $1 spent declassifying old secrets, a coalition of watchdog groups reported Saturday...
Supporters, critics say Roberts is on track (09/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- John Roberts is on track for a seat on the Supreme Court barring a misstep at hearings beginning Tuesday, according to supporters and critics who say the coming confirmation debate will test Senate Democrats as well as the nominee. Relatively few Republicans and no Democrats have formally announced how they will vote on the nomination of the 50-year-old appeals court judge, saying they first want to follow the hearings...
Chief of Supreme Court dies at home (09/04/05)
William H. Rehnquist's death leaves President Bush his second court opening within four months. WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington...
Last refugees leave Superdome by bus (09/04/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The last bedraggled refugees were rescued from the Superdome on Saturday and the convention center was all but cleared, leaving the heart of New Orleans to the dead and dying, the elderly and frail stranded too many days without food, water or medical care...
Survivors seek missing amid chaos (09/04/05)
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- The only word 1-year-old Leah knew was "Da-da." She lay in a stranger's arms as her mother, Christi Scott, floated away in a hot tub. "I thought, there's no way I'm going to find her," said Scott, who drifted in her makeshift lifeboat atop Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters for 20 minutes before reaching land. "She doesn't know her name. She can't say my name."...
Iconic locations in New Orleans damaged by Katrina (09/04/05)
In New Orleans, winding streets where revelers meandered are now flooded with murky water. Some businesses and landmarks are submerged or damaged; others escaped the water but were ravaged by looters. Rescue workers are combing the waters in search of survivors, but a different kind of reckoning is also becoming clear. New Orleans is one of the most iconic cities in America, and some of the places and pieces that make it unique could be lost or looted...
Man leaves airliner up in the air (09/04/05)
SYDNEY, Australia -- A groggy air traffic controller left dozens of airline passengers up in the air over Australia's national capital after oversleeping and arriving late for work. "The guy slept in," acknowledged Ben Mitchell, spokesman for Air Services Australia...
Whales use fish as bait (09/04/05)
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- An enterprising young killer whale at an aquarium has apparently figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. Michael Noonan, a professor of animal behavior at Canisius College in Buffalo, made the discovery by accident while studying orca acoustics...
Woman's pot growing from bird seed (09/04/05)
ATHENS, Greece -- A 75-year-old Greek woman has been charged with drug offenses after police in her sleepy island village spotted a small cannabis plant growing on her balcony, authorities said. Hariklia Griva, a widowed mother of four from Ayiassos, on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, was arrested Wednesday and charged with growing cannabis with the intent of trafficking in the drug. She was released on bail of $2,480...
Last refugees finally bussed away from the Superdome (09/04/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The last 300 refugees in the Superdome climbed aboard buses Saturday bound for new temporary shelter, leaving behind a darkened and stinking arena strewn with trash. The sight of the last person -- an elderly man wearing a Houston Rockets cap -- prompted cheers from members of the Texas National Guard who were guarding the facility...
A sequel to Katrina is still possible (09/04/05)
Katrina may seem like the last word in hurricanes, but there is a very real possibility that another major hurricane may hit New Orleans or some other portion of the 200-mile coastline devastated by Katrina in the weeks to come. "We're not out of the woods yet," said Susan Cutter, director of the University of South Carolina Hazards Research Laboratory. "We're not even in the height of hurricane season."...
Chirac hospitalized with blood vessel problem in his eye (09/04/05)
PARIS -- French President Jacques Chirac has been hospitalized after suffering a blood vessel problem in his eye, the prime minister said Saturday. Officials said he was canceling several appointments this week, and while supporters played down the severity of the situation, the surprise hospitalization was likely to trigger questions about future changes in the French political landscape that Chirac has dominated for a decade...
Beslan families mark anniversary of massacre (09/04/05)
BESLAN, Russia -- Thousands of anguished residents of the small town of Beslan on Saturday marked the anniversary of one of Russia's deadliest terrorist attacks with white doves rising into the air, the tolling of bells, and tears. Mourners again bid a wrenching farewell to hundreds of adults and children who perished in a storm of gunfire and explosions on Sept. 3, 2004, after enduring nearly three days of thirst, hunger and fear as hostages at Beslan's School No. 1...
Carbondale nips Jackson to win Notre Dame Soccerfest (09/04/05)
Carbondale scored on a free kick in the final 5 minutes to post a 2-1 victory over Jackson in the championship game of the Notre Dame Soccerfest on Saturday. Carbondale took a 1-0 lead in the first half before Jackson's Chris Shelton scored on a header to tie the game. He was assisted by Brian Davidson...
For Hillcrest, just playing game was big step after Hurricane Katrina (09/04/05)
Hillcrest Christian scheduled its first football game ever against a public high school last spring when it decided to make the 385-mile trip north to face Jackson High School. The Cougars, a small private school out of Jackson, Miss., could not have predicted the horrors which came in the way of Hurricane Katrina less than a week before their scheduled contest with the Indians...
Indians commit six turnovers in 17-14 loss to Mississippi team (09/04/05)
The bulk of Jackson's experience returned on the defensive side of the ball, with just one returning starter on offense. The inexperience of the Indians' offense was evident Saturday, as the Indians committed six turnovers and dropped their football season opener at home 17-14 to Jackson (Miss.) Hillcrest Christian Academy...
Freshman Gibson, Central seniors win (09/04/05)
Central opened the cross country season on a good note, running down the boys senior class team title Saturday in the Jackson Invitational on Saturday at the Jackson City Park. The event, which served as the first meet of the season for the majority of the 20 schools competing, was separated into divisions for each grade level, nine through 12, with both genders having their own team scores. ...
Tigers, Smith nearly perfect in Kansas City (09/04/05)
Missouri racks up 657 yards of offense in a 44-17 win against Arkansas State. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- So far, Missouri's no-huddle, spread offense is a huge success. Need proof? The Tigers just missed the school total offense record in their opener. Brad Smith thrived in the new attack, throwing four touchdown passes and just missing 100 yards rushing in a 44-17 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday...
Redhawks fall to Weber State in tournament (09/04/05)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team fell to 1-4 with a three-game loss to Weber State on Saturday at the Air Force Academy Tournament. Southeast finished 1-2 in the tournament, falling to Weber State 30-16, 30-18, 30-19. The Redhawks had picked up their first win of the season on Friday with a win against host Air Force...
Sooners first to be shocked (09/04/05)
NORMAN, Okla. -- His ankle injured and his team defeated, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson had few words to explain what had just happened. "Right now, I'm kind of shocked," he said. He wasn't the only one. TCU came up with its biggest upset in 45 years, stifling Peterson and beating No. 7 Oklahoma 17-10 Saturday in the Sooners' first home loss since 2001 and first loss in September under coach Bob Stoops...
Illinois rallies in Zook's debut (09/04/05)
The Illini came back from a 20-points deficit for an overtime victory against Rutgers. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For three quarters Saturday, it appeared Ron Zook would begin his Illinois coaching career with a loss -- as had his three immediate predecessors...
Edwards captures first career pole (09/04/05)
FONTANA, Calif. -- Carl Edwards led a Roush Racing sweep of the top four spots in Saturday's qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at California Speedway. It was the first career pole for Edwards, one of six drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the championship...
Blake knocks off second-seeded Nadal (09/04/05)
NEW YORK -- Misfortune's victim for so long, James Blake punctuated the Hollywood-like turnaround of his life and career by upsetting French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Saturday at the U.S. Open. Blake, who sank to No. 210 in the rankings last spring and needed a wild-card invitation to get into the Open, knocked off the No. 2 Nadal, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, as cheers, mixed with more than a few tears, cascaded down from his friends in packed Arthur Ashe Stadium...
Eagles cut three veterans (09/04/05)
It was cutdown day Saturday in the NFL. It was also suspension day. While veterans Hugh Douglas, Jon Ritchie and Sean Landeta were released by Philadelphia and former first-round pick David Terrell was let go by New England, three players were suspended for four games by the NFL -- Kansas City offensive lineman John Welbourn, Cincinnati defensive end Duane Clemons, and Cleveland defensive back Michael Jameson...
Browne grabs lead at Deutsche Bank (09/04/05)
Olin Browne hardly missed a shot Saturday in the second round on his way to five consecutive birdies and a 6-under 65 that gave him a share of the lead with Jeff Brehaut in the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC at Boston. Tiger Woods, coming off a flawless 65 that gave him the first-round lead, shot a 2-over 73 that left him five shots behind...
Carpenter hits magical mark (09/04/05)
HOUSTON -- For Chris Carpenter, it was another routine outing. Only this one got the St. Louis ace a "big" number and an unusual postgame hug from his pitching coach. Carpenter became baseball's first 20-game winner this season with a complete game in the Cardinals' 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros, winning a marquee matchup of National League Cy Young Award candidates Saturday night...
Showcase home: Elegant simplicity (09/04/05)
Elaborate landscaping surrounds the entrance of this brick home on the border of the Bent Creek Subdivision. Pink tea-leaf roses appear near the right-hand corner of the white fenced porch. Trimmed evergreens and small bushes contrast with red rocks around the front. A long concrete walk is the pathway to the front door of the home, which sits on a hill overlooking a lake. Two upstairs bedrooms extend spire-like above the roof...
Comic strip couple celebrates 75 years, and she's still blond (09/04/05)
At 75, she's still a knockout. Beauty, cleverness and intelligence were among the words that popped into mind when Jo Ann Bock began to think back over her years of following Blondie Boopadoop. "She was really cute, always funny and always a bright spot," said Bock, of Cape Girardeau...
Homesickness and hymns push kayak on (09/04/05)
DAY 18: Thirty-two slow miles today from Hastings to Lake Pepin. The river between the locks and dams is just a big lake with almost no current and most of the work falls on me. Had breakfast with Byron Curtis this morning... I'm so tired I'm dozing off while writing this...
Lost Sea offers science, history, humor (09/04/05)
SWEETWATER, Tenn. -- When a 13-year-old boy discovered what is now the world's second-largest underground lake, he had to crawl through a muddy hole deep inside a cave and throw balls of dirt into the dark to discern how big the room of water was...
History of coffee a real eye-opener (09/04/05)
As they contemplate that bracing cup of hot java every morning, probably few people reflect on the history of their favorite drink. That's a shame because, even though coffee came on the scene relatively recently compared to beverages such as beer and wine, its story is fascinating...
Hypertufa is fake -- but looks old and attractive (09/04/05)
Hypertufa sounds like a plant disease, but it's not; it's something that you might want to bring into your garden. The name comes from "tufa," a porous, lightweight, soft rock. It's easy to gouge out a planting pocket that can be filled with potting soil and hens-and-chicks or other sedums. Let time put a patina on the rock, let the plants drape out of their pockets, and voila! -- a charming little scene...
Just because it's America's pasttime doesn't mean she has to like it (09/04/05)
Since Bob and I started dating three years ago, there have been about 25 other people in our relationship. They all wear tight pants and swing sticks for a living. That's right. Baseball players...
Barbara Buchheit (09/04/05)
APPLE CREEK, Mo. -- Barbara V. Buchheit, 93, of Apple Creek died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1911, at Apple Creek, daughter of Anton M. and Barbara Bohnert Unterreiner. She and Edwin O. Buchheit were married Feb. 25, 1936, at Apple Creek. He preceded her in death...
Carl Baudendistel (09/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Carl A. Baudendistel, 99, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. He was born Aug. 15, 1906, in Perry County, Mo., son of Lawrence and Anna Deitch Baudendistel. He and Adele Bey were married April 18, 1942. She died March 18, 1995...
Gladys Austin (09/04/05)
Gladys W. Austin, 81, of Scott City died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 10, 1924, in Rumsey, Ky., daughter of Robert "Carl" Woosley and Callie Bee McElwain. She and Willard E. Austin were married Sept. 24, 1943, in Breman, Ky. He died March 4, 1998...
Stephen Beckwith (09/04/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Stephen Robert Joseph Beckwith, 25, of Marble Hill died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 22, 1979, at Pocahontas, Ark., son of Carl Beckwith and Bonnie Walstrum of Fairdealing, Mo. He and Sueann Marie Murray were married Feb. 13, 2004, at Cape Girardeau...
Tamara Green (09/04/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Tamara L. "Tammy" Green, 36, of Urbandale, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Homer Watson (09/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Homer R. Watson, 88, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at home. He was born April 9, 1917, at Mine LaMotte, Mo., son of Thomas J. and Lillian G. Sanders Watson. He and Ann Cecil Pryor of Perryville were married Feb. 14, 1994...
Lucy Medley (09/04/05)
Lucy Medley, 94, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
John Livingston (09/04/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John Marion Livingston, 71, of Chaffee died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Swinton, Mo., daughter of Marion and Eldora Ellen Elledge. He and Evelyn Terrell were married in 1953. She died March 21, 1958. He and Christine Jenkins were married Jan. 29, 1960. She died Nov. 17, 1974...
Anna Seiler (09/04/05)
Anna Marie Seiler, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 7, 1929 at Scott City, daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Pope Weissmueller. She and Marvin Seiler were married April 7, 1956, at Kelso, Mo...
Jerline Cox (09/04/05)
Jerline C. Cox, 80, of Arbor died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at home. She was born May 14, 1925, in Delta, daughter of Oliver Snider and Mary Davis. She and Raymond Lloyd Cox were married Oct. 10, 1943, at Benton, Mo. He died Oct. 1, 1998. She was a homemaker. Cox was a member of Arbor General Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Graduate of Delta High School 1941...
Births 9/4/05 (09/04/05)
Tucker; Laws; Brumbaugh; Freeman; Hennessy
Gowen-Upchurch (09/04/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Sarah Jo Gowen and Chad Bennie Upchurch were united in marriage July 16, 2005, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Organist was Sara Ritter of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride. Vocalists were Mary Jansen, Bob and Jean Clubb, Sharon Van de Ven, Jo Ellen Jansen, Cindy Jansen, Leanne Jansen, and Elaine Stroder, all of Leopold...
Schaefer-Landis (09/04/05)
Jessica Gale Schaefer and Jason Ryan Landis were married May 14, 2005, at Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Gary Teague of Rolla, Mo., performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mike and Lisa Schaefer and Wayne and Bernie Landis, all of Scott City...
Barbour-Bertrand (09/04/05)
Dr. Mary Kathryn Barbour and Adam Christopher Bertrand exchanged vows June 11, 2005, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Clayton Smith performed the ceremony. Scriptures were read by Michael Price and Jim Burns of Cape Girardeau. Music was provided by Beverly Reece, organist; Marc Fulgham, trumpeter; and Trio Girardeaux, all of Cape Girardeau. Vocalists were Mr. and Mrs. Denny Reeves of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Dennis Browning of New Haven, Mo., uncle of the groom...
Morrow-Carter (09/04/05)
Jessica Morrow and Joshua Carter were united in marriage May 21, 2005, near the lake at the Elks Lodge. Bill Sargent of Hiram, Mo., performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dana Morrow and Bob and Sue Morrow of Cape Girardeau. Gary and Sandy Carter of Cape Girardeau are parents of the groom...
Finley-Skelton (09/04/05)
Kara Lynne Finley and Michael Todd Skelton exchanged vows June 18, 2005, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Organist was Susan Hatley of Cape Girardeau; pianists were Hatley and Terry Tate of Ironton, Mo.; and soloists were Mike Dumey of Cape Girardeau and Ashley Tate of Jackson...
Underwood-Amelunke (09/04/05)
Toshia Yvonne Underwood and James Paul Amelunke were married Aug. 19, 2005, at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse gazebo in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Robert and Connie Fuwell of McGee, Mo., and Ricky and Fay Walters of Bragg City, Mo. The groom is the son of Ronnie Amelunke and Linda Amelunke of Tilsit...
Weber-Holloway (09/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weber of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Renee Weber, to Christopher Lee Holloway. He is the son of Larry Holloway of Jackson and Diana Holloway of Moscow Mills, Mo. Weber received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed at the office of Dr. Craig Asselmeir in Perryville...
Eisenhauer-Mayes (09/04/05)
Bob and Dodie Eisenhauer of Daisy announce the engagement of their daughter, Jadie Eisenhauer, to M. Gregory Mayes, both of St. Louis. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. Mayes of Frankfort, Ky. Eisenhauer is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and received bachelor of science and master degrees in accounting from the University of Missouri. She is employed by Magellan Health Services...
New-Karlish (09/04/05)
Keith and Joan New of Risco, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Ivy New, to Eric Scott Karlish, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Gary and Joyce Karlish of Malden, Mo. New is a 1996 graduate of Risco High School. She is a consumer banker at Wood and Huston Bank...
Knight-Rohan (09/04/05)
Bill and Sandra Knight of Lowndes, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Anne Knight, to Bradley Dewayne Rohan, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of John Rohan of Puxico, Mo., and the late Yvonne Rohan of Smithland, Ky. Knight is a 1997 graduate of Greenville High School at Greenville, Mo., and attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She is store manager at Heil Beauty Systems in Cape Girardeau...
Dysinger-Lohmann (09/04/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- William Dysinger of Chaffee and Tim and Paulette Winters of Phoenix, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Rosalee Dysinger, to Harlan Aaron Lohmann, both of Chaffee. He is the son of Harlan and Betty Lohmann of Perryville, Mo...
Eaker-Koenig (09/04/05)
Paul Dean and Janice Eaker of Grassy, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassadena Lea Eaker, to Jeremy Shawn Koenig. He is the son of Ron Koenig of Jackson, and the late Mary Koenig. Eaker is a 2001 graduate of Woodland High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed at Rushing Marine Service in Jackson...
Hobeck-Borgfield (09/04/05)
Randy and Tricia Hobeck of Friedheim and John and Diane Bolen of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Alana Renee Hobeck, to Justin David Borgfield. He is the son of David and Kathy Borgfield of Millersville and Bobby and Linda Miller of Jackson...
Maschmeier-Emanie (09/04/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Maschmeier of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia P. Maschmeier, to Jonathan F. Emanie. He is the son of Charlotte Beck of Cape Girardeau and Faraidoon Emanie of North Carolina. Maschmeier is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Rapco...
Harter-Doran (09/04/05)
Gary and Sue Miller of Jackson and Keith and Debbie Harter of Farmington, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Harter, to Christopher Doran. He is the son of Dennis and Nancy Doran of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Harter is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004...
Heisserer- Proffer (09/04/05)
Bill and Lucille Schweer of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Lynn Heisserer, to Jason Franklin Proffer. He is the son of Frank and Theresa Proffer of Sikeston, Mo., and Joe and Marilyn Gilmore of Cape Girardeau. Heisserer is a recent graduate of Trendsetters School of Cosmetology...
Hirschburg-Nall (09/04/05)
Peter and Peggy Hirschburg of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Fletcher Hirschburg, to David Benjamin Nall, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Bruce and Susie Nall of St. Louis and formerly of Cape Girardeau. Hirschburg is a 1998 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in metals from Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield in 2003. She is employed at Curt Parker Jewelers in St. Louis...
Moore-Bragg (09/04/05)
Brad and Kim Moore of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Carissa Marie Moore, to Nathan David Bragg. He is the son of David and Ann Bragg of Cape Girardeau. Moore is a 2003 graduate of Central High School. She is a junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, majoring in biology and chemical engineering...
Police reports 9/4/05 (09/04/05)
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Out of the past 9/4/05 (09/04/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 4, 1980 The Cape Girardeau County Court will reduce the county general revenue tax levy by more than half to offset 50 percent of the county sales tax revenue, says presiding judge Gene E. Huckstep; the court, he reports, will set the general revenue levy next Monday at 21 cents per $100 assessed valuation for this year; it had been at the 50-cent level...
Somber holiday (09/04/05)
When it comes to the reasons for Monday's Labor Day holiday, the U.S. Department of Labor's Web site offers a good historical review. The first Labor Day celebration was in New York City in 1882 and was organized by the Central Labor Union. By 1894, 31 states were setting aside the first Monday in September for Labor Day. That year, Congress made Labor Day a holiday in the District of Columbia and U.S. territories...
Tall grass is embarrassing entry (09/04/05)
To the editor: This is a letter I sent to Mark Shelton, the Missouri Department of Transportation's district engineer in Sikeston, Mo.: Congratulations on your recent appointment as District 10 engineer. I read your biography. Very impressive indeed. District 10 encompasses a large area. It will be very challenging, but I am sure you will do a great job for MoDOT...
Former beneficiaries can help now (09/04/05)
To the editor: One of the largest natural disasters ever in the U.S. is unfolding before our eyes. The situation is still unfolding with increasing flooding in some areas. The death toll and property damage are still unknown. In this time of great stress and want of fellow citizens, local, state and federal disaster relief agencies are converging on the stricken areas as well as the Red Cross and other private relief groups to provide the basic needs of the population...
Write to judge regarding sentencing (09/04/05)
To the editor: Concerning the sentencing of Eric Lee Ford, convicted of felony animal abuse: Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle cannot have it both ways. In the same letter to the editor, he says, "My office agreed he would receive probation" and "I expected my office to ask for some shock time."...
Speak Out 9/4/05 (09/04/05)
Too much food; Taking our paychecks; Refueling fires; Lousy parking; Shotgun wedding; Properly dressed; Material possessions; Cuts both ways; Fairy circles; Driving choice; Calm, not chaos; Ethanol price cut; Food, not cigarettes; Enough already
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