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Stories from Sunday, October 23, 2005

Commission recommends biennial budget cycle (10/23/05)
Twelve days after the fiscal 2006 budget took effect for Missouri state operations on July 1, a memo went out to state government department heads. The subject? Making plans for fiscal 2007. State budget director Larry Schepker warned that revenue is sluggish, demands for the supplemental budget already exceed the money available and there's no cash for anything not mandated by law...
How the recommendations came about (10/23/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt created the Missouri State Government Review Commission on Jan. 24, directing it to consider changes to provide cost savings, efficiency and better service. Blunt directed the 20-member panel to report within a year on how to cut costs, improve services and eliminate duplication...
Millionaire senator wins $853K in lottery (10/23/05)
The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. -- You might not expect the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to go around buying lottery tickets, but Sen. Judd Gregg is glad he did. On a whim prompted by the frenzy over Wednesday's $340 million Powerball jackpot, the New Hampshire Republican bought a ticket that matched five of the six numbers in the Powerball game...
Catching catfish fever (10/23/05)
The fish was big, and he was ugly, with a wide, gaping mouth and pale bluish pink skin. To Matt Richter and Dave Mirly, the men who caught him, and the crowd gathered to gawk at the 50.9-pound blue catfish, he was a thing of beauty. He would be to any catfisher...
Crowd gives standing O to anti-PC comedian (10/23/05)
In one sentence Saturday night, Larry the Cable Guy summed up his massive popular appeal and the reason he had the Show Me Center crowd in stitches. "Political correctness is killing this country." The Cable Guy is the anti-PC, with no subject taboo, from feces to fat people in thongs. He's crude, he's rude, and as the crowd of 2,100 found out, those traits make him extremely funny...
Nixon will speak at Democrats' fall festival Nov. 19 (10/23/05)
Attorney General Jay Nixon, who is reportedly contemplating a bid for governor in 2008, will be the featured speaker at the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Party's Fall Festival. The event will be held Nov. 19 at the University Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
SEMO 'Transitions' will prepare students to enter job market (10/23/05)
Southeast Missouri State University wants students to do more than just take classes. The university wants them to focus on careers from the first day of school. Southeast implemented a new "Transitions" program this fall designed to help students prepare to enter the job market...
Event to raise money for school's music needs (10/23/05)
Mike Dumey, choral director at Central Junior High School, has planned a follow-up event to last spring's hit musical "Annie." An "Encore Evening with Annie and Friends" will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cententary United Methodist Church to raise money for some wireless microphones, which he needs for the elaborate productions. "It's not dinner theater, but more dessert theater," Dumey said of the event...
Mowing down the competition (10/23/05)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- It was all about speed and power at the lawn mower races held at the river's edge at Commerce on Saturday. About 100 spectators and racers showed up for the race, rescheduled after being rained out at the town's annual Floodfest. Some of the 15 entrants in Saturday's race belong to the SEMOW Lawnracers Inc. club while others are just starting out...
Heritage Association holds second annual event (10/23/05)
The Jackson Heritage Association tablescape and quilt turning event was held at Jackson Junior High School Saturday. The event promoted the Jackson Heritage Association and raised money for the upkeep of the Oliver House Museum. Justin Gibbs has come up in ranks since his start in the association as a youth representative, from freshman to senior, at Jackson High School. Now a college sophomore, Gibbs is helping the association get ready for its upcoming Christmas tours of the Oliver House...
Jury suggests sentence for man in slaying of editor (10/23/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder for killing a newspaper editor four years ago to get money for a post-Halloween night of underage drinking. Ryan Ferguson, who turned 21 on Wednesday, was on trial for first-degree murder in the death of Kent Heitholt, a Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor who was beaten and strangled in the newspaper parking lot on the morning of Nov. 1, 2001...
Events will celebrate 40 years at the Gateway Arch (10/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Special events will be held at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the day the last piece of St. Louis' Gateway Arch was put into place. Reduced rates will be offered on Friday, the actual anniversary. Some special events will also be held Saturday, though regular tram and film pricing applies. The Arch is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days...
Frozen airman could be one of the four named on the San Bruno tomb (10/23/05)
FRESNO, Calif. -- For nearly 60 years, the names of a pilot and three crew members who died when their plane crashed into an icy peak have been etched on a military gravestone. During that time, however, most of their actual remains have rested on a lonely mountain...
Odd news 10/23 (10/23/05)
Pet owners seek grooming for their rats LA VERNE, Calif. -- Grooming isn't just for dogs anymore, and many pet owners are bringing in their rats to groomers like Karri Garrison, who uses waterless shampoo to make their coats shine and smell sweet. ...
Al-Qaida leader has far-reaching connections (10/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials say Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has expanded his terrorism campaign in Iraq to extremists in two dozen terror groups scattered across almost 40 countries, creating a network that rivals Osama bin Laden's. In interviews, U.S. government officials said the threat to U.S. interests from al-Zarqawi compared with that from bin Laden, to whom al-Zarqawi pledged his loyalty one year ago...
Miers' campaign gains little ground (10/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- Behind closed doors, the former senator trying to smooth the way for confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers appealed for patience. She is qualified, said Dan Coats, asking that those in the audience wait for hearings before making up their mind...
Similar troubles plague both of the Bush presidencies (10/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- Throughout his first term, President Bush struggled to avoid repeating his father's mistakes. Yet less than a year after he claimed the re-election mandate denied his dad, he is confronting some of the same problems that bedeviled the first Bush presidency: conservatives are rebelling, his poll numbers are in the basement, economic unrest is growing, top White House staffers are under fire...
Mother charged with throwing children in bay on suicide watch (10/23/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- With her head lowered and holding her public defender's hand, a young mother accused of dropping her three sons into San Francisco Bay pleaded innocent to three counts of murder. After an arraignment Friday, 23-year-old Lashuan Harris was returned to a hospital jail ward where she is under suicide watch...
Woman finds bullet in pork loin (10/23/05)
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Was the pig a victim of a drive-by shooting? That's one theory to explain how a bullet wound up in Diane Johnson's pork loin casserole. She said there was no mistaking the projectile's distinct shape in the pork loin she bought at a Publix grocery store...
Man asks for longer prison term (10/23/05)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to -- all because of Larry Bird. The lawyers reached a plea agreement for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird's basketball jersey number, 33...
India proposes allowing quake victims to cross Kashmir border (10/23/05)
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- In another sign of growing cooperation between South Asia's nuclear rivals, India offered on Saturday to let Pakistani earthquake victims cross the cease-fire line in Kashmir to receive aid at three relief camps it was setting up...
Referendum on firearm sale ban stirs pro-gun sentiment in Brazil (10/23/05)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A nationwide antigun referendum has stirred many Brazilians to defend a right they feel they deserve, although it's not guaranteed by their Constitution: The right to bear arms. Anti-gun advocates thought they'd win when they proposed a referendum to ban the sale of firearms in Brazil...
American forces kill 20 insurgents, destroy safehouses (10/23/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. troops and warplanes killed 20 insurgents Saturday while destroying safehouses for foreign militants near the Syrian border, and four more American military deaths edged the war's U.S. death toll closer to 2,000. Iraqi election officials, meanwhile, said no significant fraud had been detected in last weekend's constitutional referendum as they released partial results. Officials indicated the final count would not come for at least a few more days...
Bishops reaffirm their stance on celibacy (10/23/05)
VATICAN CITY -- While acknowledging the acute shortage of priests in the Roman Catholic Church, bishops from around the world reaffirmed the church's stance on celibacy for priests Saturday in a set of recommendations they agreed to submit to Pope Benedict XVI. ...
Police guard churches in Egypt following Muslim rioting (10/23/05)
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Thousands of police manned barricades around Christian churches in Egypt's second largest city Saturday, a day after Muslim rioters attacked churches and shops, leaving four people dead in the country's worst religious violence in five years...
Mexico endures day two of Wilma (10/23/05)
CANCUN, Mexico -- Hurricane Wilma punished Mexico's Caribbean coastline for a second day Saturday, ripping away storefronts, peeling back roofs and forcing tourists and residents trapped in hotels and shelters to scramble to higher floors. At least three people were killed...
New Salem finishes 2nd in MCSAA tournament (10/23/05)
New Salem Baptist of Marble Hill ended its volleyball season with a loss in the championship game of the Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association state tournament Saturday in Joplin, Mo. The Eagles finished their season at 20-3. New Salem advanced to the championship with a 25-12, 25-12 semifinal win against Calvery Christian of Nevada, Mo...
Bulldogs settle for runner-up finish (10/23/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Notre Dame's game plan throughout the softball season was to get its two speedy freshmen on the basepaths for the heart of the order and put teams away by grabbing an early lead. The Bulldogs appeared to have those conditions met in the bottom of the first inning of the Class 3 championship game Saturday against Kearney at the Rainbow Softball Center. ...
Central sweeps district (10/23/05)
The Central cross country team won the boys and girls titles in the Class 4 District 1 meet Saturday at Jackson City Park. Both of Central's squads along with the Jackson girls, who finished third, will head to the sectional meet Saturday at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. The top four teams in the nine-team field and top 30 runners advanced...
Southeast beaten on late TD by Colonels (10/23/05)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- There must be something about Roy Kidd Stadium that brings out the best in Southeast Missouri State's football team. Only this time, all the Redhawks had to show for another strong performance at Eastern Kentucky was a gut-wrenching defeat...
Redhawks sweep men's, women's titles in their own invitational (10/23/05)
The Southeast Missouri State men's and women's cross country teams swept their own invitational for the third straight year Saturday at Capaha Park. The men finished with 15 points, 29 ahead of second-place Memphis. St. Louis College of Pharmacy placed third in the three-team field with 61 points...
Missouri outlasts Nebraska (10/23/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri won without Brad Smith last week. On Saturday he emphatically quieted talk of a quarterback change. Smith set a school record with 480 yards in total offense, ran for three scores and threw for another, turning up the production after Missouri squandered an 18-point first-quarter lead in a 41-24 victory over Nebraska on Saturday...
Fan Speak Oct23 (10/23/05)
Conspiracy vs. soccer THIS IS to the people that call into Fan Speak that all they're concerned about is football. Someone called in about the fact high school football and soccer are played at the same time of the year so that the talent pool "severely depleted." If you move soccer to the spring, it's going to affect track and baseball. ...
Beem on top of rain-delayed Funai Classic (10/23/05)
Rich Beem knew he was on a roll when a 25-foot birdie putt looked like a tap-in. When he finished his round of 9-under 63, he was atop the leaderboard Saturday in the Funai Classic at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Tiger Woods, needing two birdies to avoid missing the cut for the second time this year, instead went bogey-par to fall three shots short of the cut and join Vijay Singh on the sidelines...
Rams Smoker Oct23 (10/23/05)
Rams add QB to active roster The Rams moved quarterback Jeff Smoker from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Smoker, cut in training camp then re-signed last week to the practice squad, got a second chance when Marc Bulger injured his shoulder in a loss Monday night to the Indianapolis Colts. The Rams released offensive tackle Matt Willig...
Penn State rout spoils Illini's party (10/23/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Robinson threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more -- in the first half -- and 12th-ranked Penn State gave coach Joe Paterno his 350th victory the easy way with a 63-10 rout of Illinois on Saturday night. The Penn State victory was so decisive that Robinson and most of his fellow starters did not play after the Nittany Lions built a 56-3 halftime lead to spoil Illinois' homecoming. ...
Thomas plays his part as cheerleader for White Sox (10/23/05)
CHICAGO -- Everyone knows Frank Thomas can hit. Turns out, he's a pretty good cheerleader, too. The best slugger in Chicago White Sox history is missing the team's first World Series appearance since 1959 because of a broken left foot. But he was smiling Friday as he watched his teammates work out, insisting he's happy just to see the White Sox in the World Series...
Saints, Rams both deal with distractions (10/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and the St. Louis Rams, minus Mike Martz and now Marc Bulger, have more in common than 2-4 records. Today's game is the battle of the have-nots, one team missing its home, the other without its head coach and quarterback. Both teams are struggling to deal with the distractions...
Blues fall to Minnesota (10/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Brian Rolston had a goal to extend his scoring streak to five games, as the Minnesota Wild overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night. Mike Sillinger and Mark Rycroft both scored their first goal for St. Louis. Blues goalie Patrick Lalime stopped 28 shots...
Bullpen bails out Chicago in eighth inning of 5-3 win (10/23/05)
CHICAGO -- Yes, the Chicago White Sox do indeed have a bullpen, and they have the lead in the World Series, too. Neal Cotts and Bobby Jenks got out of an eighth-inning jam, Joe Crede hit a go-ahead homer and saved two runs with a pair of diving stops, and the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Saturday night in Chicago's first World Series game since 1959...
Redhawks' effort was worthy of a victory (10/23/05)
Even though the Southeast Missouri State football team had posted consecutive upset wins the previous two times it played at Eastern Kentucky, the odds of the Redhawks making it three in a row appeared pretty slim. But somebody must not have told the Redhawks about that...
Homemade costumes that don't bite (10/23/05)
By Callie Clark Miller Southeast Missourian Everyone knows about the old cut- eyes-into-a-white-sheet-to-make-a-ghost costume. Believe it or not, there are more original do-it-yourself Halloween ideas out there, many of them easy to make and inexpensive...
Reporter's question 10/23/05 (10/23/05)
Pets Unleashed Send your information on animal-related events, pet photographs and story ideas to features editor Callie Clark Miller at PO Box 699, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701 or e-mail cmiller@semissourian.com. Pets Unleashed, a section devoted to pet news, runs the last Sunday of each month on the Lifestyles page. For more information, call 335-6611, ext. 128...
Celebrate Thanksgiving like the Pilgrims (10/23/05)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Celebrate Thanksgiving Colonial-style at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va., Nov. 24-26, with a "Foods & Feasts" event. You'll learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Virginia's colonists and by the Powhatan Indians...
Plan for spike in building material costs (10/23/05)
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were a twin blow to consumers and builders heading into fall projects. Numerous reports forecast steep price hikes for building materials as a result. Gulf Coast residents have few options but to pony up for pricier lumber and other assorted products for a reconstruction process that will drag on well into 2006...
Vacationing for a good cause (10/23/05)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Volunteering or working for a cause while on vacation has become quite trendy, and now the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has come up with a way for supporters to raise money for a good cause while training for a rugged outdoor adventure...
Replica of fort to be rebuilt (10/23/05)
WARRENTON, Ore. -- The replica of the fort where the Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 will be rebuilt following a fire, but it's unclear whether it will be completed in time for a Lewis and Clark Bicentennial commemoration slated for mid-November...
Nation's largest Ethiopian community carves niche (10/23/05)
By Brian Westley Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Inside Dukem, one of the city's best-known Ethiopian restaurants, the bustle on the street seems far-removed as burning incense mingles with the aroma of spicy stews. On a small stage, performers in sequined white gowns thump on drums and sing traditional music from the East African nation. ...
Reader reaction and the mental hospital hotline (10/23/05)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house, tiny bathroom and even the same office. But not always the same opinion. The Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on every-day issues, told from two different perspectives...
Willis Meek (10/23/05)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Willis Meek, 81, of Macomb, formerly of Blandinsville, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Macomb. He was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Blandinsville, son of Samuel and Mattie Gaumer Meek. He and Helen Keithley were married Dec. 6, 1946, at Blandinsville...
Olga Bock (10/23/05)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Olga A. Bock, 91, of Frohna died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1914, in Farrar, Mo., daughter of Henry and Emma A. Koenig Verseman. She and William Albert Bock were married Aug. 4, 1934. He died March 3, 1975...
LaVern Mitchell (10/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Helen LaVern Mitchell, 90, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Jan. 31, 1915, in Brewer, Mo., daughter of Matt and Eva Fenwick Cissell. She and Shirley Mitchell were married Aug. 12, 1937. He died Oct. 21, 1990...
Olinda Weinkein (10/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Olinda V. Weinkein, 94, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 24, 1911, at Perryville, daughter of Raymond and Julia Thieret Brown. She and Herbert J. Weinkein were married June 29, 1926, at Perryville. He died Nov. 10, 1995...
John Campbell (10/23/05)
John Lawrence Campbell, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn., son of Chester Eugene and Elsie Genievieve Wolf Campbell. Campbell was a circus animal keeper...
Anna Livers (10/23/05)
Anna Lee Livers, 78, of Jackson passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born March 22, 1927, in Dongola, Mo., daughter of Henry A. and Vida C. Hahn Crites. She and Joseph D. Livers were married Dec. 23, 1943. at Bloomfield, Mo. He passed away Nov. 16, 1992...
Lucius Leible (10/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lucius F. Leible, 75, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. He was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Perry County, Mo., son of Vincent and Helen Sauer Leible. He and Erline Vinson were married Oct. 22, 1955...
Ayala-Schaeffer (10/23/05)
Megan Elizabeth Ayala and Kevin Daniel Schaeffer exchanged vows July 16, 2005, at Bee Tree Park in St. Louis. Seth Rodgers performed the ceremony. Harpist was Linda Elliot. The bride is the daughter of Bert Ayala of Niles, Mich., and Joyce Bradford of Fairview Heights, Ill. The groom is the son of Ellen Schaeffer of Oakville, Mo., and Tom and Joan Schaeffer of St. Louis...
Walker-Dawes (10/23/05)
New McKendree United Methodist Church was the setting May 28, 2005, for the wedding of Lindsey Jo Walker and Michael Adrian Dawes. The Rev. John Rice performed the ceremony. Organist was Brenda Neumeyer and soloist was Robyn Hosp, both of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Jim and Sally Walker of Jackson, and Mike and Lois Dawes of the state of Oklahoma...
Buchanan-Rutledge (10/23/05)
Juliette Rose Buchanan and Mark Stephen Rutledge were united in marriage June 11, 2005, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. The Revs. Don Zeilear and Joseph Mehan performed the ceremony. Organist was Johnnie Cardenale of Dallas; timpanist was Joe Cardenale of Dallas; harpists were Karen Abrahamson of Plano, Texas, Kari Weatherholt of Waco, Texas; violinists were Inga Kroll of Richardson, Texas, Lise Engel of Dallas; cellist was Orit Beder of Dallas; and violist was Ann Marie Roeske of Dallas. ...
Lier-Meyer (10/23/05)
Stacy Marie Lier and Russ William Meyer were married Dec. 31, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Newroth of Barnhart, Mo. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Meyer of Oak Ridge. Matron of honor was Thelina Carter of Poplar Bluff, Mo., cousin of the bride...
Garner-Gilmore (10/23/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Amy Garner and G.W. Gilmore were married Sept. 19, 2005, aboard the MS Celebration in port at Jacksonville, Fla. The ceremony was performed by Michelle Miller in the admiral's library. The bride is the daughter of Cecilia Wilton of Advance. The groom is the son of Gary and Kathy Kinder of Sikeston, Mo...
Hughes-Bond (10/23/05)
Virginia Hughes of Louisville, Ky., announces the engagement of her daughter, Barbara A. Hughes, to Marcus R. Bond of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Richard W. and Marian R. Bond of Orem, Utah. Hughes is also the daughter of the late Thomas E. Hughes...
Johnson- Davis (10/23/05)
Danny and Nancy Johnson of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn Johnson, to Dr. Adam Lee Davis. He is the son of Russell and Cindy Paswater of North Vernon, Ind. Johnson is a 2005 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University...
Eftink- Bollinger (10/23/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Eftink of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Louise Eftink, to Matthew Dean Bollinger. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bollinger of Pocahontas. Eftink is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Saint Francis Regional Laboratories...
Schwartz-Jackson (10/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles and Rebecca Schwartz of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Rebecca Schwartz, to Craig Anthony Jackson. He is the son of Lee and Linda Jackson of Crystal City, Mo. Schwartz is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, received a degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the university in 2005. She is a second grade teacher with Columbia School District...
Bollinger-Forister (10/23/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Chelsey Bollinger and Andrew Forister announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Carson and Shelly Bollinger of Patton. He is the son of Gary and Angie Forister of Fredericktown, Mo. Bollinger is a senior in high school. Forister is a senior in high school...
Manker-Stevens (10/23/05)
Sharon Manker of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Alicia Ann Manker, to Derik G. Stevens. He is the son of Jeff and LaDonna Glenn of Jackson and Steve and Cindy Stevens of Marble Hill, Mo. Manker is also the daughter of the late Joseph Manker...
Lovett-Glastetter (10/23/05)
Ron and Diane Lovett of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lovett, to Kurt David Glastetter. He is the son of David and Denise Glastetter of Cape Girardeau. Lovett is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and received a degree in mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is channel intelligence/brand management assistant at Hughes in Clayton, Mo...
Sheltons mark 50th event (10/23/05)
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Shelton of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a rail trip to Canada and the Canadian Rockies. They were accompanied by their daughters, Julie Ratz of Red Bud, Ill., and Jodie Herman of Nags Head, N.C...
Peters celebrate 50 years (10/23/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Ambrose and Patricia Peters of Leopold celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 15, 2005. A dinner and dance reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, hosted by their children. The couple was married Oct. 15, 1955, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, Mo...
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Out of the past 10/23/05 (10/23/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 23, 1980 May Centers Inc., which is developing and managing partner for the new West Park Mall, announces David T. Berry will be general manager of the 504,000-square-foot shopping center; also, additional tenants for the mall are announced: Colonial Federal Savings and Loan Association, Dreifus Jewelers, Gallenkamp Shoes, Hair Performers, Foot Locker, General Nutrition, The Great Hot Dog Experience, Parklane Hosiery, Kinney Shoes and Waldenbooks...
Speak Out 10/23 (10/23/05)
A maternal Halloween I think they should make Halloween costumes for pregnant women. This is my daughter's first Halloween where she actually goes trick or treating so I wanted to dress up with her. I have looked everywhere including the Internet and I did not find one maternity costume. How hard can they be to make maternity costumes?...
Recommendations (10/23/05)
Today the Southeast Missourian begins a four-part series looking at the recommendations made by the Missouri State Government Review Commission. The commission approved 84 recommendations to present to Gov. Matt Blunt from a list of 104 proposals it assembled after six public hearings around the state...
Other viewpoints 10/23 (10/23/05)
The United Auto Workers Union's decision to surrender some retiree health benefits was a rational response to a sad situation. Companies have to make good profits to pay good benefits, and General Motors is bleeding red ink. It's better to help an ailing employer recover than to shove it toward its death bed, where massive pay cuts become necessary...
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