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Stories from Sunday, September 11, 2005

Day three: A lesson on deadly force (09/11/05)
BELLE CHASSE NAVAL AIR STATION, La. -- For the 12 months that Sgt. 1st Class Randy Seabaugh was in the heated Iraqi war zone, he was never forced to fire a single shot at another human being. He certainly doesn't want to start now. Because he's in hurricane-battered Louisiana. Because it would be a shot at a fellow American and not at an Iraqi enemy...
Sinkhole disrupts 'happy hour' at eatery (09/11/05)
MILTON, Fla. -- About 25 customers and staff were evacuated from Ollie's Neighborhood Grill just as "happy hour" began after employees noticed floors and walls were uneven and seemed to have shifted. A sinkhole, likely caused by an underground spring, sent a steady stream of water flowing beneath the floors Thursday and caused the building to sink about six inches in some places, said owner Andy Leach. ...
Neighborhood memories: Connections to Smelterville and May Greene School (09/11/05)
The brown and white 1984 Nissan pickup cranked out favorites tunes from Aretha and the Supremes to entertain the 100 who gathered at the former May Greene School Saturday for the third Smelterville reunion. This year, May Greene staff and students were invited...
9-11 remembered: beacon in the dust (09/11/05)
They stand tall. The first minutes were hell; each second after, bliss. The three firefighters gaze upon a symbol that throughout this nation's history has given hope to the otherwise hopeless: the flag. The scene around them is utter chaos. The very air is covered with the putrid smell that only smoke can bring. Each man gazes at the flag, seemingly oblivious to the world around them. All that matters is raising the flag a few more feet...
Painter Kristopher Naeger's art is in Cape (09/11/05)
In July, artist Kristopher Naeger moved from Cape Girardeau to New Orleans to try his brush in a new town, a stay that was short-lived. Naeger and hundreds of thousands of others fled New Orleans Aug. 25 to escape the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. He expected to return soon. "I thought I was just leaving for the weekend," Naeger said. "I'm not kidding, everyone thought that."...
Food and tractors a draw for fair opening (09/11/05)
Antique tractors and food were the main draw for fairgoers on opening day of the 150th SEMO District Fair. Tim Arnold of Sikeston, Mo., explained that tractors revolutionized farming. He and his wife produce 18 million pounds of chicken annually for Tyson. "Used to be that the more kids you had the bigger farm you could have. Now it's more tractors," he said...
Scuba divers begin living underwater (09/11/05)
Divers will attempt to stay submerged for 10 days, doubling the previous 120-hour record. PONZA, Italy -- Two Italian scuba divers spent Thursday underwater, starting what they hope will be a record 10 days submerged -- aided by a special dry chamber where they can change masks and eat...
Pennsylvania man impersonates lawyer for second time (09/11/05)
OAKMONT, Pa. -- Allegheny County police don't deny that Charles Arrotti knows a lot about the law. But they say that doesn't make him a lawyer -- and that made it a crime when Arrotti argued 14 cases before local district judges. The 56-year-old Arrotti served five months in jail after pleading guilty in 1993 to impersonating a lawyer. He was found out again when a county who investigated the first Arrotti case, recognized Arrotti in a district courtroom in March...
Hospitality broadens man's view of kayak trip (09/11/05)
After 40 days and 40 nights, Dave Hardesty couldn't sleep. It wasn't the mosquitoes this time. Or the howling of coyotes or the blinding barge lights. This time it was the familiar sight of the Grand Tower area outside his tent and the knowledge that home was really just around the bend that kept the Cape Girardeau man awake...
Southeast, other college campuses have building fever (09/11/05)
The building boom comes even as public colleges have cut academic programs from lack of state funding. From recreational pools to lavish student unions, America's colleges have embraced a building fever in an effort to lure students to their campuses...
Guardsmen anxious to get into Big Easy (09/11/05)
BELLE CHASSE NAVAL AIR STATION, La. -- As their commanding officers go about the important business of planning, the enlisted men of the 1140th Engineer Battalion are anxious to get to work after two days of driving and a third day of briefings, equipment preparation and vehicle maintenance...
Harley rally draws 2,000 bikers to Cape (09/11/05)
Thousands of sun-tanned bikers -- many sporting tattoos on their biceps -- rode around Cape Girardeau Saturday, celebrating the joy of hopping on a thundering Harley-Davidson. The state rally of Harley owners drew more than 2,000 bikers. While they may look like leather-clad rebels without a cause or the stereotypical Hells Angels, those who rode into Cape Girardeau for the HOG -- Harley Owners Group -- rally said they're law-abiding people with regular jobs...
DNA test confirms match of victim's blood on killer's shoes (09/11/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A Joplin man serving a life sentence for killing a neighbor when he was 15 got the DNA test he said would prove his innocence, but the results weren't what he wanted. Joseph Dayringer, 34, was convicted in 1987 of first-degree murder for the brutal stabbing death of Joyce Holland, a 26-year-old who lived in a second-story apartment above the one where Dayringer lived with his mother...
Plane makes emergency landing (09/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A Northwest Airlines plane with 62 people aboard made an emergency landing at Lambert Airport on Saturday because of mechanical trouble. The DC-9 was traveling from Memphis, Tenn., to Minneapolis when it was diverted to St. Louis about 10:25 a.m. because of a report that an engine was out. Eric Patton, operations specialist for Lambert, also said the pilot reported trouble with the plane's nose gear...
Life stories from across country recorded in traveling trailer (09/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The shiny, silver Airstream trailer that has been traveling across the country now is parked outside the Missouri History Museum. From a recording booth inside, workers with the nation's most ambitious oral history project ever are capturing life stories: first loves and happiest moments, tough choices and biggest heartbreaks...
Student entrepreneurs find the price is right online (09/11/05)
WASHINGTON, Mo. -- How much would you pay for a bag of marshmallows? A group of college students wondered the same thing earlier this summer. On a whim, they made a trip to the grocery store, purchased three boxes of Lucky Charms cereal, spent an hour separating out the candy-color marshmallows and put them up for sale on what has become the world's marketplace -- eBay, the online auction Web site that "offers a platform where millions of items are traded each day."...
Kansas City man convicted of shooting at troopers (09/11/05)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man has been convicted of firing at least five shots at two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers during a February 2003 chase. Derrick T. Shockley, 20, was found guilty Friday of charges including armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest. Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd said Shockley was a passenger in a pickup truck whose driver fled from a trooper after running a red light...
About 60 percent of Gulf of Mexico's production still blocked (09/11/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Over 120 Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms were still shut down Saturday and nearly 60 percent of the gulf's normal daily oil production remained blocked from the market because of evacuations due to Hurricane Katrina, a federal agency said...
Union leader doubts strike can be resolved soon (09/11/05)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A union spokesman for striking Northwest Airlines mechanics said Saturday he doubts a deal will be reached anytime soon to end the three-week walkout. "I think it would be a miracle for us to reach an agreement during this round of bargaining," said Steve MacFarlane, assistant national director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association. ...
For more than a year, the Army failed to tell soldier's family of truth (09/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Army said Saturday it knew for more than a year after 1st Lt. Kenneth Ballard's death in Iraq in May 2004 that he was not killed in action, as it initially reported. The family was not told the truth until Friday. Ballard's mother, Karen Meredith, of Mountain View, Calif., said in a telephone interview that she is angry and will press for a full explanation. ...
Iraqi prime minister seals Syria border crossing (09/11/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Iraqi prime minister sealed the northern border crossing into Syria on Saturday after complaints the neighboring country was not doing enough to stop crossings by foreign fighters, and he imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the region around the Rabiaa frontier post. ...
About 1,500 people visit the Pentagon to commemorate attack (09/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- To Carol Anne Giza, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, violated everyone in America. "We all felt their pain and still feel their pain," said Giza, 67, of Lancaster, N.Y., who was among 1,500 people to participate Saturday in the first walk-in tours of the site where a hijacked airliner hit the Pentagon...
Katrina's costs are of a kind seen in wartime (09/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- One storm could end up costing almost as much as two wars. Although estimates of Hurricane Katrina's staggering toll on the treasury are highly imprecise, costs are certain to climb to $200 billion in the coming weeks. The final accounting could approach the more than $300 billion spent in four years to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq...
Opera house has manicured indoor lawn (09/11/05)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Sydney Opera House has sprouted an unusual new set -- a lovingly manicured lawn in one of its performance halls. The grass is part of the set for a new play called "The Give and Take," which opened Thursday night at the Sydney landmark...
High school offers course on surfing (09/11/05)
CANBERRA, Australia -- An Australian high school hopes to stop beach-loving students from bailing out of class by making surfing an approved subject. Byron Bay High School will offer surfing as part of a recreation course that from next year will count toward a high school certificate in New South Wales state...
Families rally against museum, memorial (09/11/05)
NEW YORK -- Holding up pictures of their loved ones and signs that read "Preserve Sacred Ground," more than 500 relatives of Sept. 11 victims rallied at the World Trade Center site Saturday against a proposed museum. Family members worry the International Freedom Center will take attention away from those who died in the attack. They said the museum should not be allowed to show exhibits about struggles for freedom around the world...
Alligator caught in Los Angeles (09/11/05)
LOS ANGELES -- One urban alligator down, one to go. A 3-foot-long gator dubbed Little Reggie was caught Thursday night in a Harbor City flood control channel, but its wily, much bigger namesake remained on the loose. Word of a gator sighting drew firefighters to the channel, where one leaned out on a truck-mounted ladder to snare Little Reggie in a hand-held net, Los Angeles city fire spokesman Jim Wells said...
Cleanup work intensifies in battered New Orleans (09/11/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Cadaver dogs and boatloads of forensic workers fanned out Saturday across New Orleans to collect the corpses left behind by Hurricane Katrina. Cleanup crews towed away abandoned cars and even began readying a hotel for reopening. Despite missing 300 officers from his 1,750-strong force, police chief Eddie Compass was upbeat as he reported that 200 arrests had been made since the hurricane...
Ambitious plans for WTC site, but little on ground (09/11/05)
Leaders of the process say a remarkable amount has been accomplished, while others say the plans are unfocused. NEW YORK -- The tourists from California peered through the slats of a metal fence surrounding the World Trade Center site, looking down into the nearly empty 16 acres for a sign of what happened here on Sept. 11, 2001...
Tsunami aid operation in focus after sluggish response to Katrina (09/11/05)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The minister who led Indonesia's aid effort in the aftermath of the tsunami has a message to those who say the Bush administration was too slow to respond to Hurricane Katrina -- it's not as easy as it looks. "Any country in the first two weeks, they are always criticized," said Alwi Shihab, who took charge of the aid operation three days after the waves hit Aceh province on Dec. 26, killing a staggering 130,000 people and leaving 500,000 more homeless in Indonesia...
Clinton urges China to recognize environmental threats to its growth (09/11/05)
HANGZHOU, China -- Former President Clinton urged China on Saturday to recognize the urgency of the environmental threats to its growth, and to use the Internet as a tool to surmount them. But he remained silent on the risks faced by those who use the Internet as a forum for dissent...
Israel threatens harsh reaction to post-withdrawal attack (09/11/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel threatened Saturday to deliver an unprecedentedly harsh response to any attacks from Gaza after Israeli troops quit the territory next week and hand it over to the Palestinians. Egypt, meanwhile, deployed the first of 750 soldiers assigned to police the volatile Gaza border to prevent arms smuggling and illicit crossings after the Israelis end their 38-year occupation...
Sept. 11 marks 32 years since Pinochet coup in Chile (09/11/05)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Sept. 11 is dark day in Chile, too: the anniversary of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's bloody military coup. And as in the past, it finds Chileans not just sad, but angry. Violent protests have broken out in several cities, leaving four people injured and at least 20 detained. The government warned of "zero tolerance" for anyone who tries to incite unrest today...
Soldiers try to kill Afghan defense minister (09/11/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan soldiers botched a brazen attempt to assassinate the defense minister at the capital's airport Saturday, while fighting in southern Afghanistan left 30 suspected militants dead, officials said. The violence came as U.S. military commanders warned in an interview with The Associated Press that Taliban insurgents might try to disrupt the Sept. 18 legislative elections with "spectacular" assaults using car bombs and suicide attackers...
Farmington ends Cubs' run in semis (09/11/05)
Bell City lost to the eventual champion at the B.A. Sports Volleyball Classic. Bell City's run at the 18th annual B.A. Sports Volleyball Classic may have ended in the semifinal round on Saturday, but that finish was more than enough to impress coach Erin Hoffman...
Central soccer wins Howell tournament (09/11/05)
The Central soccer team brought home its first Francis Howell Tournament title by outlasting Francis Howell Central 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout Saturday in the championship game. The Tigers (6-1) completed a 3-0 run through the tournament and did not allow a goal. Central advanced the the championship game by defeating Oak Park of Kansas City 1-0 in the semifinals earlier Saturday. Trenton Beckham scored the goal at the 16-minute mark with an assist from Cody Gaither...
Redhawks punt team has problems again (09/11/05)
KENT, Ohio -- Southeast Missouri State's punt-team problems cropped up again Saturday during a 33-12 loss at Division I-A Kent State. In a 58-23 season-opening defeat against Southern Illinois, the Redhawks had two punts blocked -- one was returned for a touchdown -- and also fumbled on a fake punt, which SIU returned for a touchdown...
Redhawks spikers go 2-2 in Bradley tourney (09/11/05)
Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team finished the Bradley Tournament 2-2 with a split on Saturday. The Redhawks (3-7) got 12 kills from Lauren Scannell in a 30-23, 30-28, 30-21 win over Oakland University. Jackson graduate Linden Hahs led Southeast with 11 digs...
Flag parade halts Redhawks (09/11/05)
Southeast piles up 16 penalties in 33-12 loss to Kent State KENT, Ohio -- Southeast Missouri State's maligned defense turned in one of its best performances in years Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, their offense could get virtually nothing going until late and they simply could not avoid the dreaded yellow flag...
Fan Speak Sept11 (09/11/05)
Defenseless AFTER ATTENDING the Southern Illinois-Southeast Missouri State football game on Sept. 1, I agree with Southeast coach Tim Billings that the team seems to be more talented this year. However, they still seem to have the same problem that has plagued them for a couple of years: The defense is lightning quick and appears to be in position to make a big play almost every down, but they coudn't tackle a decent high school player. ...
Lobos hands first loss to MU (09/11/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hank Baskett caught 10 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns, helping New Mexico pull away in the fourth quarter for a 45-35 victory over Missouri on Saturday night. Kenny Byrd's 40-yard field goal snapped a fourth-quarter tie and Baskett's 9-yard catch from Kole McKamey with 2:01 clinched it for the Lobos, who scored 17 points in the final quarter and won for the second time this week after beating UNLV on Monday...
Niners try to reverse trend against St. Louis (09/11/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mike Nolan got a twinge of nostalgia and excitement when he learned his first game as a head coach would be against the San Francisco 49ers' oldest rivals. Nolan, whose father also held this job, is more aware than most new coaches of the history in this matchup, back to the blue-and-white uniforms of the Los Angeles Rams...
Illinois rolls to win over San Jose St. (09/11/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Tim Brasic, Pierre Thomas and E.B. Halsey scored first-quarter touchdowns as Illinois erased an early deficit and beat San Jose State 40-19 on Saturday. Thomas' touchdown was set up by a 27-yard interception return by Remond Willis...
U.S. women rally, pull even at Solheim Cup (09/11/05)
Momentum swung fast and furious in the Solheim Cup, stopping only when Paula Creamer holed a 5-foot par putt to win for the second time Saturday and leave the matches where they started -- all square, with 12 singles matches left to decide who wins...
Clijsters breezes to title; Federer reaches men's final (09/11/05)
NEW YORK -- Winning a Grand Slam title wasn't so hard for Kim Clijsters, after all. Clijsters, who came up short her first four tries, finally won her first major title Saturday night, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Mary Pierce at the U.S. Open. When she hit a service winner on the second championship point, Clijsters dropped her racket and covered her mouth with her hands...
Redbirds push NY skid to 6 games (09/11/05)
Suppan used his arm and bat on the Mets in St. Louis' 4-2 victory. ST. LOUIS -- While the St. Louis Cardinals prepare for the playoffs, September just gets worse and worse for the New York Mets. Jeff Suppan won his 14th game and hit his first career home run in the Cardinals' 4-2 win over the fading Mets on Saturday night...
Busch wins Chevy 400; Gordon left out of Chase (09/11/05)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jeff Gordon slipped out, Ryan Newman surged in and Matt Kenseth held on in the frantic, nerve-wracked final race to make NASCAR's Chase for the championship. The second year of NASCAR's 10-race, playoff-style finish will feature five Roush Racing cars in its 10-driver field, including Kenseth and Carl Edwards, who locked up two of the final spots with solid runs Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway...
Southeast defense stands tall in loss to Division I-A Kent State (09/11/05)
Entering Southeast Missouri State's second football game of the season Saturday, it was hard to tell just how the Redhawks might stack up against Kent State. Sure, the Golden Flashes are a Division I-A team and on paper should be able to handle Division I-AA Southeast with relative ease...
A hidden island paradise awaits (09/11/05)
Enclosed in shade trees, the black-shuttered white and red brick home at 528 Elm St. in Jackson certainly has curb appeal. All around this corner house, landscaping includes white and red rocks and bushes. The front porch is lined with brick flower beds. The atrium occupies much of the area in back...
Rolling down the river with friends (09/11/05)
DAY 29: Left Andalusia, Ill. at 6:30 a.m. expecting to camp on the river bank alone since there were no towns close to my 30-mile goal for the day. After mile 32, there was only a narrow strip of sand on the Illinois side just big enough for my tent, so I crossed over to the Iowa side, where there were a few cabins. One had a group of people outside and I decided to ask if someone would let me camp in a corner of the yard...
In search of the road less traveled (09/11/05)
The average American spends more time driving to and from work than on vacation each year. The more you drive, the fatter you may become. And the price of gas today is about 40 percent higher than a year ago. Ready to get where you need to go as quickly as you (legally) can?...
Duke O' Fluke attracts anglers of all types (09/11/05)
SOMERS POINT, N.J. -- Backing the 45-foot pontoon boat out of its slip and onto fog-shrouded Great Egg Harbor Bay, Duke O' Fluke skipper Brook Koeneke heads out for another fishing trip. Around him, his passengers have their poles at the ready. John Weber, 66, brought his grandsons Joe Mirenda, 10, and Steven Mirenda, 12. "We have a summer place at a campground and they're staying with us," he said. "We're doing grandkid things."...
Where are trees turning fall colors? (09/11/05)
It's time to start planning for your weekend or longer trip to see this year's colorful fall foliage, and the Web has lots of guides to help you pick a time and a place, from the Rockies to the Great Lakes to New England and farther south. The West might not have the oaks and maples that brighten places like New England, but it does have stands of aspen that splash gold across the mountains and valleys. ...
There's no room for trash talk in a marriage (09/11/05)
SHE SAID: We don't play Boggle at our house anymore. When Bob and I started dating, we played all the time. And I was awful. Growing up, we played Monopoly, Rummy and Clue in my rural Carter County household. Bob's family, apparently, focused on games such as Boggle and Scrabble...
Ola Mae Diebold (09/11/05)
Ola Mae Diebold, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1932, in Brinkley, Ark., the daughter of Tom and Grace Corley Carter. She and Morrell C. Diebold were married on Jan. 19, 1963, at Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in St. Louis...
Eddie Craft (09/11/05)
with flag and photo Eddie Craft, 74, of Jackson passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 8, 1931, at Neelys Landing, the son of Zona Craft Hahs and stepfather Grover Hahs. He and Peggy King were married on Oct. 2, 1954, at Jackson...
Ethel Unnerstall (09/11/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ethel J. Unnerstall, 91, of Benton died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hobeck-Yamnitz (09/11/05)
Casey Dawn Hobeck and Ryan Yamnitz exchanged wedding vows April 16, 2005, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Organist was Lois Fehrmann. Soloists were Mike and Michelle Elam, cousins of the groom...
Shaw-Wencewicz (09/11/05)
Cari Shaw and Tommy Wencewicz were married June 25, 2005, at St. John's United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, Ill. The Rev. William B. Lewis, grandfather of the bride, performed the ceremony. The message was given by the Rev. J. Friedel. Mat Conway was pianist and soloist, and trumpeter was Bruce Hoffman...
Dameron-Baker (09/11/05)
Cape Bible Chapel in Cape Girardeau was the setting July 9, 2005, for the wedding of Sara Elizabeth Dameron and Dustin Lee Baker. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Cheryl Dameron of Jackson. The groom is the son of Norman "Butch" and Deborah Baker of Jackson...
Sebaugh-Hurst (09/11/05)
Sarah Katherine Sebaugh and James Matthew Hurst were married July 30, 2005, at Sargent's Chapel. Justin Sullivan performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Douglas and Dianne Sebaugh of Jackson, and Stephen and Penny Hurst of Yuma, Ariz. Matrons of honor were Joni Fraser of Chaffee, Mo., and Rebecca Mitchell of St. Louis, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Tonya Mapes of Jackson, and Pam Gundersen of St. Charles, Mo., sister of the groom...
Kempf-Lincoln (09/11/05)
Amanda Katherine Kempf and Dane Courtney Lincoln exchanged vows Aug. 6, 2005, at Mount Auburn Christian Church. Wes Wright performed the ceremony. Pianist was Garrett Kempf of St. Charles, Mo., brother of the bride. Parents of the couple are Hank and Lisa Kempf of St. Charles, and Doug and Denise Lincoln of Cape Girardeau...
Hinkebein-Anderson (09/11/05)
Kendra Nichole Hinkebein and Mark David Anderson were united in marriage Aug. 6, 2005, at Lynwood Baptist Church. Dr. Brian Anderson, father of the groom, performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lisa Drum, guitarists were Sam Gregg and Tim Winborne; and vocalists were Tim and Arika Winborne, Janell Hinkebein, and the bride's father, Tom Hinkebein, all of Jackson...
Schlup-Estes (09/11/05)
Ken and Cathy Schlup of Sedalia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Leigh Schlup, to Gabriel Seth Estes, both of Boonville, Mo. He is the son of Tim and Edna Estes of Jackson. Schlup is a graduate of Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia. She is employed at Quik Cash Financial...
Haslag-Koenig (09/11/05)
Robert and Stephanie Haslag of Jefferson City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Lynn Haslag, to Jeremy Paul Koenig. He is the son of Paul and Gerry Koenig of Perryville, Mo. Haslag is a 1999 graduate of Helias High School in Jefferson City, and received a degree in finance from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2003. She is a hedge fund accountant at Apollo Capital Management in St. Louis...
Garner-Gilmore (09/11/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Amy Garner and G.W. Gilmore of Advance announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Cecilia Wilton of Advance. He is the son of Gary and Kathy Kinder of Sikeston, Mo. Garner is a 1996 graduate of Advance High School, 2000 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree in elementary administration. She is a first grade teacher and cheerleading coach with Advance School District...
Witcher- Greer (09/11/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Candace Witcher of Chaffee announces the engagement of her daughter, Audrey Witcher, to Ryan Greer. He is the son of Dennis and Pam Claeys of Malden, Mo. Greer is employed at Eveready Electric in Malden. A Nov. 12 wedding is planned in Sikeston, Mo...
Johnson-Leimbach (09/11/05)
Ron and Renee Simmons of Sweet Springs, Mo., and Roy Johnson of Clinton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Renee Johnson, to Daniel Keith Leimbach. He is the son of Keith and Debbie Leimbach and Kathy Leimbach, all of Jackson...
Heinz-Brown (09/11/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Thebald of Peoria, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. James Heinz of Chillicothe, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberlee Marie Heinz, to Jason Lynn Brown. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Brown of Jackson. Heinz is a 2001 graduate of Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005...
Fire report 09/11/05 (09/11/05)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * Cleanup after a motor vehicle accident on South Russell. * Citizen assist on West Main. * Citizen assist on South Shawnee. * Emergency medical service on Jackson Trail. Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police reports 9/11/05 (09/11/05)
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Out of the past 9/11/05 (09/11/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 11, 1980 In response to a complaint filed in July over what city officials felt was a substantially low population count, the Census Bureau has revised the preliminary census count of Cape Girardeau upward, from 33,727 to 34,318; however, city officials still believe the revised count is nowhere near the actual population of Cape Girardeau...
No fuel panic (09/11/05)
Even though the brunt of Hurricane Katrina was hundreds of miles from Southeast Missouri, the destrutive storm has left its mark on us, too. We couldn't help but be awed and horrified by the reports and images we heard and saw as the scope of Katrina's damage and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans unfolded...
Letter - Smee (09/11/05)
To the editor: The days following Hurricane Katrina have given us a reality check. New Orleans and America were unprepared to deal with large-scale disaster. This should be a clarion call for Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri. Expecting the federal or state government to launch a successful rescue deployment of this magnitude is foolish. ...
This is depraved indifference (09/11/05)
To the editor: Fire and rescue companies nationwide have sent highly skilled emergency workers to aid in the Katrina disaster. Men and women, driven by humanity and armed with skills and the determination to use them, volunteered to leave their homes and wade into waters rife with toxins, poisonous snakes and rotting corpses and enter dangerously ruined buildings to save lives and aid the injured, sick and abandoned...
Common sense for Democrats (09/11/05)
To the editor: Not since the days of Herbert Hoover has an administration been so out of touch with its people. With gas prices approaching $3 a gallon, Americans stripped of health-care coverage, illegal aliens streaming across our borders and a bungled war overseas, this administration wastes time demonizing evolution and family planning...
Speak Out 9/11/05 (09/11/05)
No action taken; Safety factors; Scope of disaster; Age limits; Flood-plain rules; Community entrance; Traffic jam; Heed the warnings; Pick up those bodies; Command failures; Beyond politics
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