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Stories from Sunday, February 5, 2006

MOHELA to sell $5 billion in loans (02/05/06)
The not-for-profit Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority will sell some $5 billion in student loans over the next three and a half years to generate $450 million in profits to fund higher education projects and programs in the state, the authority's interim director says...
Southeast's share (02/05/06)
Gov. Matt Blunt's plan to fund construction projects at Missouri's public colleges provides less money for Southeast Missouri State University than it deserves, local lawmakers say. They want to add $17.2 million for Southeast's River Campus arts school...
Cairo, Ill., family says prisoner wouldn't hurt self (02/05/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The family of Demetrius Flowers questioned Saturday whether he would deliberately hurt himself, even to get out of a jail cell. Arby Davis, Flowers' father, and Cassandra Jones, his stepmother, said they don't believe Mayor Paul Farris' description of how Flowers died Dec. 14 in a Cairo Police Department holding cell...
Nathan Cooper receives committee assignments (02/05/06)
State Rep. Nathan Cooper, R-Cape Girardeau, received two new committee assignments last week. The first-term lawmaker will take a spot on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and he will also have a seat on the Special Committee on Urban Affairs. ...
Alleged burglar gets stuck in oven vent (02/05/06)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An alleged burglar was rescued Thursday after he got stuck overnight in the oven vent of the convenience store he was trying to rob, the fire department said. Investigators said Lonnie Shields, 37, climbed into a small vent on the roof of the New City Mart at about 2 a.m. ...
Cairo city council members to go another month without paychecks (02/05/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- City council members fighting with Mayor Paul Farris will go another month without paychecks. Council members Bobby Whitaker and Elbert "Bo" Purchase said Saturday that they have been told they will not be paid their $600 monthly salary for February...
California man downs 173 chicken wings to set record (02/05/06)
PHILADELPHIA -- A 22-year-old man ate 173 chicken wings in 30 minutes, setting a record at the annual Wing Bowl. Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., bested a field of 27 eaters Friday to take the title and top prize, a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The 14th annual Wing Bowl was open only to competitors who had never before participated in the event. That meant 100-pound Sonya Thomas, who set the previous record of 167 wings in 2004, was excluded...
Dr. Wulfers to be on 'Going Public' (02/05/06)
Dr. Michael Wulfers, general practitioner, will be the guest at 3 p.m. today on KRCU Radio's "Going Public" program. The panel will discuss the Creighton Natural Fertility Program, stem-cell research and other health issues and trends.
Earthquake awareness exhibit opens at Westfield West Park (02/05/06)
Cape Girardeau officials will unveil an earthquake awareness exhibit today in the J.C. Penney court at the Westfield West Park. The display will include videos, brochures and literature created by the Cape Community Emergency Response Team on earthquake awareness...
Chaffee City Council meeting may shed light on missing money (02/05/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The investigation into missing money from the Chaffee municipal court coffers has ended, but the uproar hasn't. Some city council members and citizens still have questions. At Monday night's city council meeting they will try to get some answers...
Two accidents injure four people in Cape County (02/05/06)
Two accidents injured four people in Cape Girardeau County over the weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. An accident at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on County Road 335 west of Jackson injured Britanie Randol, 21, of Jackson, her 2-year-old daughter Addison and 1-year-old son Isaiah...
Two for one (02/05/06)
Rolling fields of countryside create privacy for this week's showcase home, yet the open layout of the ranch house allows for a versatile lifestyle. Centered on more than one acre of land, a wooden fence encloses an orchard-like cluster of trees in the front yard. A gravel driveway leads up to the attached two-car garage that opens on the side of the L-shaped brick home with a walk-out basement...
Nature Center enables Scouts to participate in hands-on learning (02/05/06)
Four groups from the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts converged on the Nature Center on Saturday to make discoveries about the environment that could earn a merit badge or complete requirements toward one. A total of 320 Scouts in first to sixth grade, representing Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger, Union, Scott and Madison counties, attended throughout the day...
Children with Down syndrome increasingly sought for adoption (02/05/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For Diane and David Petersohn, seven was not enough. One of their seven children has Down syndrome, and when the couple from Liberty, Mo., decided to adopt an eighth child, they wanted another one with the syndrome. The Petersohns placed their names on national lists of people seeking to adopt children with Down syndrome...
Republicans tout terror fight, silent on stem cells (02/05/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Republican Party's elected leaders stressed the fight against terror and the war in Iraq. They touted the economy, renewable energy sources and the need for ethics reforms. But no one talked about one underlying concern at the GOP's annual Lincoln Days conference -- no one, that is, until Republican Stella Sowers publicly broached the issue of embryonic stem-cell research during a question-and-answer session Saturday with politicians...
Paternity tester does his hunting with a cotton swab (02/05/06)
PEORIA, Ill. -- J.R. Friedrich is a successful big game hunter, but his most useful weapon is a cotton swab -- considering the bulk of his business deals with paternity testing. "It's not all Maury Povich," say Friedrich, 51, referring to the daytime talk show host's parodied, and pilloried, paternity testing segments...
Attorney general plans public hearings for loan sale (02/05/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon said the public needs more opportunities to weigh in before the state student loan authority sells some of its loans. Nixon, a Democrat, said Friday he would hold public hearings about the proposed sale. In a written statement, he said the hearings were needed because of a "troubling lack of transparency" that "has only led to more questions."...
Man arrested who taped airman being shot (02/05/06)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A man who videotaped a sheriff's deputy shooting an unarmed Air Force security officer was arrested Friday for an alleged assault in Florida, officials said. Jose Luis Valdes was taken into custody by Pomona police on a warrant for aggravated assault with a firearm from Miami-Dade County, Fla. ...
Documents reveal similar debate over U.S. wiretaps 30 years ago (02/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- The White House was eager to protect its ability to gather foreign intelligence. Congress was eager to rein in executive power. What sounds like a new debate over the president's ability to eavesdrop without warrants occurred 30 years ago...
National Guard proposal proves to be a tough political sell (02/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon plan to restructure the Army National Guard has sparked bipartisan outcries in Congress even before President Bush's formal proposal, showing the clout of a force that draws members from communities across America. Lawmakers' pre-emptive objections also point out the hurdles facing the administration as it seeks to persuade Congress to accept any defense changes that might hurt people back home...
Philosopher of modern feminism Friedan dies (02/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- Betty Friedan, whose manifesto "The Feminine Mystique" became a best seller in the 1960s and laid the groundwork for the modern feminist movement, died Saturday, her birthday. She was 85. Friedan died at her home of congestive heart failure, according to a cousin, Emily Bazelon...
Pittsburgh -- blue collar, but more (02/05/06)
PITTSBURGH -- It can get kind of annoying, you know, this constant characterization of Pittsburgh as a blue-collar town. Someone always says it on broadcasts of Steelers football. But the image is too easy. It trivializes the meaning of blue-collar life. And it leaves out the rest of what we are...
Orbiting spacesuit transmits signals, then goes silent (02/05/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An unmanned spacesuit tossed out of the international space station was supposed to float through space, talking to radio operators around the globe. The suit, stuffed with old clothes and a radio transmitter, orbited Earth twice Friday, giving off faint signals to Japan. But then the suit, dubbed "Ivan Ivanovich," was apparently silent...
$10,000 in rewards offered in Ala. church fires case (02/05/06)
BRIERFIELD, Ala. -- Rewards totaling $10,000 were offered Saturday in the investigation of the fires that damaged or destroyed five rural churches along winding country roads south of Birmingham. Gov. Bob Riley said a $5,000 reward was being offered by the state, and a $5,000 reward was posted by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
Seattle either dignified or indifferent (02/05/06)
SEATTLE -- In view from the window of Mayor Greg Nickels' office is one of two flags bearing the number "12," flown in tribute to the city's Super Bowl-bound team. It doesn't make too much of a fuss. It blends in. It's Seattle. Not exactly a city awash in team colors, or a place possessed by football mania, Seattle has embraced its first Super Bowl with what some would call controlled dignity, and others would describe as charming indifference...
Mourners pour into Georgia Capitol to honor Coretta Scott King (02/05/06)
ATLANTA -- Thousands of mourners poured into the Georgia Capitol Rotunda on Saturday to pay tribute to Coretta Scott King, the first woman and the first black person to lie in honor in what once was once a seat of segregation. The bronze casket carrying the widow of the Rev. ...
Blogger gains a following with reports on the war in Iraq (02/05/06)
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- He didn't have to go, it wasn't his job and nobody paid him to do it. But Michael Yon says he went to Iraq because he wanted to see for himself what was happening in the war zone. The 41-year-old former Green Beret and author was embedded as a freelance journalist with troops last year and used an Internet blog to report on car bombs, firefights and fallen soldiers. ...
Syria's Danish, Norwegian embassies torched (02/05/06)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Thousands of Syrians enraged by caricatures of Islam's revered prophet torched the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus on Saturday -- the most violent in days of furious protests by Muslims in Asia, Europe and the Middle East...
At least 74 killed, hundreds injured in stampede at Manila stadium (02/05/06)
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of people lined up outside a stadium near Manila to watch a TV game show surged toward the gates Saturday in the mistaken belief they were open, and at least 74 people were trampled to death, officials said. About 500 people were injured...
Series of tragic errors doomed Egyptian ferry (02/05/06)
SAFAGA, Egypt -- The series of tragic errors that apparently claimed more than 1,000 lives on an Egyptian ferry escalated when the crew decided to push across the Red Sea despite the fire burning in the aging vessel's parking bay, survivors said Saturday...
Little evidence links Saddam to 1982 crackdown (02/05/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After four months and 26 witnesses, prosecutors in the Saddam Hussein trial have offered little credible testimony directly linking the former leader to the killings and torture for which he's charged. But legal experts familiar with the case say the best may be yet to come -- documents allegedly tying Saddam to the crackdown that followed an assassination attempt against him 23 years ago in Dujail, a mainly Shiite town north of Baghdad...
Two days of fierce fighting in Afghanistan kill 37 (02/05/06)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Fighting raged across southern Afghanistan on Saturday with attacks on government offices and a police convoy killing a district chief and 15 others -- raising the death toll from two days of battles to 37, officials said. Government officials said more than 200 rebels were fighting 250 police and Afghan soldiers, as well as U.S. forces...
Iran says it will resume uranium processing (02/05/06)
VIENNA, Austria -- The International Atomic Energy Agency enlisted high-power help on Saturday in its efforts to crack Iran's nuclear defiance, calling on the U.N. Security Council to get involved in dispelling fears Tehran might be seeking to make the bomb...
Israeli airstrikes kill three Palestinians (02/05/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli aircraft fired three missiles at a building used by militants in Gaza City late Sunday local time, killing three people and wounding five, Palestinian hospital officials said. The three killed were senior field operatives of Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the hospital said. Field operatives plan and carry out rocket attacks and other assaults on Israeli targets...
U.S. military to shut down last MASH army hospital (02/05/06)
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- The U.S. military is shutting down its last MASH, the mobile hospital made famous by the long-running TV show about martini-sipping, wisecracking Army doctors. This month, the Army will donate the last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital to Pakistan where it has been caring for survivors of last year's massive earthquake, Rear Admiral Michael LeFever said Saturday at an air base outside the capital Islamabad...
14 Sunni Arab Iraqi men shot dead, dumped in Baghdad (02/05/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The bullet-riddled bodies of 14 Sunni Arab men purportedly seized by police a week ago were found dumped in Baghdad in the latest bout of Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in the capital, a top Sunni group said Saturday. The discovery threatens to further polarize Iraq's ethnic and religious groups at the same time as Iraqi officials are trying to form a national unity government, which the United States hopes will lead to a curbing of this country's rampant bloodshed...
Notre Dame boys top A-J by 20 to pick up 19th victory (02/05/06)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team hit 23 of 26 free throws en route to a 61-41 road win at Anna-Jonesboro on Saturday. The Bulldogs improved to 19-2. "I thought we played pretty good," Notre Dame coach Paul Hale said. "The first half we held them to 15 points. We disrupted them quite a bit the first half. We shot free throws good the whole night."...
Indians drop second consecutive game (02/05/06)
A poor first half doomed the Jackson boys basketball team Friday, as the Indians fell to visiting Farmington 55-45. The Indians (16-6) fell to 0-2 against district opponents in nontournament play. Jackson had previously beaten Farmington in the season-opening Farmington Invitational...
Impact player (02/05/06)
BELL CITY -- William Bogan has came a long way as a basketball player in a short amount of time. In his first season of high school basketball, Bogan is averaging 18.2 points per game for Bell City (16-3) and often cracking double figures in rebounding...
Shorthanded Redhawks drop eighth straight game (02/05/06)
Southeast Missouri State finally slowed down Tennessee-Martin enough to get back in the game. But the depleted Redhawks didn't have enough in their tank to finish off the job. The result was Saturday night's 66-55 loss at the Show Me Center, as the Redhawks suffered their eighth consecutive defeat and saw their hopes of making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament diminish greatly...
Purcell guns down Skyhawks (02/05/06)
Natalie Purcell finally got the record she had been chasing. And even better was that it helped Southeast Missouri State extend its long winning streak. Purcell, a senior forward, set a Southeast single-game record with seven 3-point baskets Saturday night as the host Redhawks held off pesky Tennessee-Martin 67-52...
Redhawks rally to beat nationally ranked TWU (02/05/06)
Southeast Missouri State freshman gymnast Sandra Blake won her third straight all-around title Saturday, and the Redhawks won their second straight dual in a win over visiting Texas Women's University at Houck Field House. Blake, named the Midwest Independent Conference Gymnast of the Week for her performance in a dual win over Winona State last week, finished with an all-around score of 38.975, her top score in her short Redhawks career...
Jenkins has two top finishes in meet at Indiana (02/05/06)
Heather Jenkins had a pair of top-six finishes Saturday to pace the Southeast Missouri State track and field team at the Hoosier Relays hosted by the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. The event attracted about 30 schools, according to Southeast coach Joey Haines...
Gender inequality (02/05/06)
Gender inequality To the editor: The Southeast Missourian sports page on Jan. 29 contained headlines of Southeast Missouri State's men's and women's basketball games. The typeface was larger and in bold for the men's game -- the sixth straight loss -- than for the women's game, which was the Redhawks' sixth consecutive win...
Correction Feb5 (02/05/06)
Correction * An Associated Press story in Friday's edition of the Southeast Missourian listed an incorrect record for Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton in his first three years at the school. He was 51-38 in his first three seasons.
Area digest Feb5 (02/05/06)
Road Runners club doles out annual honors Ron Duff and Susan Richmond captured runner of the year honors at the Cape Girardeau Road Runners annual awards banquet. About 50 members of the Road Runners club, which promotes running in Southeast Missouri, attended the event Jan. 28 at Buckner Brewing Co. in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Fan Speak Feb5 (02/05/06)
Change needed COULD IT be that the Southeast Missouri State athletic department needs a change? What kind of basketball program does Southeast expect to have when the coaches have no money to recruit, no money for staff, no money for summer school? Men's coach Garner is a great guy and a great coach. ...
Tigers fail to complete comeback vs. Tech, drop fifth straight (02/05/06)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Even though Texas Tech won by 18 points, Bob Knight wants to see his team finish off opponents and not squander leads the way the Red Raiders did Saturday. Tech never trailed and led by as much as 21 before Missouri used a 15-2 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Jimmy McKinney, to pull within 59-51 with 5:08 remaining...
St. Louis puts together modest winning streak (02/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are on a bit of a roll. Barret Jackman scored at 2:16 of overtime to lift the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. St. Louis has won two straight and three of four. The two-game winning streak is its longest since it took back-to-back games at Columbus and Detroit in November...
Woods scrambles to grab share of lead at Dubai Desert Classic (02/05/06)
Tiger Woods moved into position for his second straight victory, birdieing the 18th hole for a 5-under 67 and a share of the third-round lead Saturday in the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates. Anders Hansen had a 69 to match Woods at 16-under 200...
Super Bowl Year by Year (02/05/06)
2005--New England (AFC) 24, Philadelphia (NFC) 21 2003--Tampa Bay (NFC) 48, Oakland (AFC) 21 2002--New England (AFC) 20, St. Louis (NFC) 17 2001--Baltimore (AFC) 34, N.Y. Giants (NFC) 7 2000--St. Louis (NFC) 23, Tennessee (AFC) 16 1999--Denver (AFC) 34, Atlanta (NFC) 19...
Nittany Lions end Illini's home streak (02/05/06)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Rich McBride thought he had saved Illinois' home-winning streak. He was just a split-second too late. McBride's shot came just after the buzzer and Penn State held off No. 6 Illinois 66-65 on Saturday night, ending the Illini's home winning streak at 33 games...
Mizzou summary Feb5 (02/05/06)
MISSOURI SUMMARY TEXAS TECH 73, MISSOURI 55 MISSOURI (10-10) Grimes 1-1 0-0 2, Young 5-10 2-2 12, McKinney 6-17 2-2 17, Gardner 0-5 2-2 2, Horton 1-6 1-2 3, Douglas 1-2 0-1 2, Brown 3-12 1-2 7, Watkins 1-1 0-0 2, Dandridge 2-4 0-0 5, Lawrence 0-2 3-4 3. Totals 20-60 11-15 55...
Finally, football replaces hoopla (02/05/06)
DETROIT -- Oh, yeah, football. All the tributes to Jerome Bettis are done. The war of words between Joey Porter and Jerramy Stevens is over. The Rolling Stones and Motown greats will sing in harmony, and the purveyors of doom -- dangerous streets, a bleak setting, traffic jams -- have been silenced by good vibes from the locals...
Aikman among six selected for Hall of Fame (02/05/06)
DETROIT -- Troy Aikman made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's biggest class in years. The guy he threw to -- Michael Irvin -- will have to wait once again. Reggie White, Warren Moon, Harry Carson, John Madden and Rayfield Wright also were elected Saturday. Not since 2001 had the maximum number of candidates been chosen...
Steelers QB Roethlisberger finds success in second love (02/05/06)
DETROIT -- Something you might not know about Ben Roethlisberger: Football's not his favorite sport. Never was as a kid. Still isn't today. "Basketball's my first love," the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said. "I grew up playing basketball. But I thought I could go further playing football."...
Seattle's Warrick plots way to make impact with returns (02/05/06)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Peter Warrick arrived in Cincinnati in the spring of 2000 as the league's fourth overall draft choice, a two-time All-America and a touchdown dynamo from Florida State. A catch-me-if-you-can savior for a Bengals franchise that desperately needed saving...
Seahawks will top Steelers as string of close Super Bowls continue (02/05/06)
I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to the Super Bowl -- and not just because it generally results in one of the biggest party days of the entire year. No, I'm particularly excited about today's matchup in Detroit because -- and I hope I don't jinx things -- it has all the makings of a tremendous game...
Find out if it's really better in the Bahamas (02/05/06)
Got an itch for palm trees, beaches, warm sunshine and clear ocean water? And you don't want to go very far? The islands of the Bahamas are just a short hop from Florida, and they offer lots of easy relaxation and fun activities. Your excuses for not going to the islands will fade away after you see the videos and 360-degree photos from Islands of the Bahamas -- www.bahamas.com/bahamas/ -- the official government Web site. ...
Book lists where you can volunteer while vacationing (02/05/06)
CHICAGO -- How does this sound for your next vacation: Shoveling mud, painting a wall, rocking an infant. No, this is not about using your precious time off from work for home-improvement projects or baby-sitting. These are some of the tasks you might do on a volunteer vacation...
Hurricane Katrina won't stop Gulfport concert series (02/05/06)
JACKSON, Miss. -- The concerts must go on. Hurricane Katrina destroyed Catherine Barnes' home in Biloxi and the accounting firm where she worked. But Barnes decided that the annual concert series she oversees in Gulfport would continue. "I thought it would be good to focus on something else instead of my own disaster," she said...
Mobile expects larger Mardi Gras crowds (02/05/06)
MOBILE, Ala. -- A scaled-down Mardi Gras in New Orleans could boost turnout for the rollicking festivities in Mobile, where carnival was first celebrated in the United States in the 1700s. "It's going to be nuts. We're preparing for the insane, just in case," says bartender Danielle Hamilton at Hayley's on Dauphin Street, the city's downtown entertainment strip...
Most tourists cruise to Alaska, but you can take your car (02/05/06)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- If you're planning a cruise to Alaska this summer, chances are you're booking it this winter. Most Alaska cruise tickets are purchased in January and February, with some earlybirds booking as far in advance as the previous October, according to the Cruise Lines International Association...
Keep the ground green in winter (02/05/06)
What's a prettier color in winter: brown or green? Green, of course! And that's a good reason to blanket the ground with evergreen plants. Seas and islands of low growing greenery knit the scene together in informal and formal gardens. The big three of evergreen groundcovers are vinca, pachysandra, and English ivy. But also consider other shapes and shades of green with which to paint the ground...
Too much of a good thing (02/05/06)
Women of Southeast Missouri, do you know where your husband will be this evening? Probably in the same place thousands of men have been for the past 24 Sundays -- slouched in front of the television watching 200-plus-pound guys run a ball up and down 100-yards' worth of grass...
The Safety City bully versus our little Zen master (02/05/06)
SHE SAID: We had an unfortunate incident last week. In our supposedly in-control parental-type role as 8-year-old Drew's part-time keepers, one would assume that Bob and I are capable of handling in a calm and reasonable manner nearly any situation that should arise on a playground...
'The Munsters' grandpa Al Lewis, dies at age 95 (02/05/06)
NEW YORK -- Al Lewis, the cigar-chomping patriarch of "The Munsters" whose work as a basketball scout, restaurateur and political candidate never eclipsed his role as Grandpa from the television sitcom, died after years of failing health. He was 95...
Edna Steimle (02/05/06)
Edna Alvina Steimle, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Ratcliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 31, 1917, at Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Louis Emil and Ella Alvina Haertling Graden. She and Arthur F. Steimle were married May 2, 1952, at Cape Girardeau. He died July 20, 1992...
Dennis Scherer (02/05/06)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Dennis L. Scherer, 52, formerly of Dexter, Mo., and Bell City, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 17, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, son of Robert and Mona Jones Scherer. He was a self-employed business owner of Big D's restaurants in Doniphan and Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was a member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Doniphan and the Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff...
Sandra Ackerman (02/05/06)
DEMOTTE, Ind. -- Sandra Kay Ackerman, 57, of DeMotte died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. She was born Oct. 5, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ernest and Beatrice Crites Mayfield. Ackerman was employed at Lewis and Clark College as a custodian. She was a member of the DeMotte Christian Church...
Lloyd Friedman (02/05/06)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Lloyd Earl Friedman, 81, of Ullin, formerly of Unity and Anna, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 10, 1924, at Cairo, Ill., son of Arthur and Bessie Giles Friedman. Friedman was a retired mechanic and an Army veteran of World War II, and a former member of the Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna...
Henry Conary Jr. (02/05/06)
Henry Thomas Conary Jr., 70, of Jackson passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 20, 1935, at Bar Harbor, Maine, son of the late Henry T. and Rosalie Thompson Conary. He and Martha Hanscom were married Sept. 6, 1958, at Bar Harbor...
Meulebrocek-Gross (02/05/06)
Christine Elaine Meulebrocek and Douglas Albert Gross were married July 23, 2005, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa. The Rev. G. Netland performed the ceremony. Scriptures were read by David Gross of Paola, Kan., uncle of the groom. Music was provided by Bill Tinker. Soloists were Jill Cordes and Pete Magnuson of Rosemount, Minn., aunt and uncle of the bride...
Burroughs-Hamm (02/05/06)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Melody Lynn Burroughs and Jason Michael Hamm were married Sept. 20, 2005, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Bill Champaux performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Ilmer and Connie Burroughs of Frohna. The groom is the son of Vicki and Ray Spears of Oran, Mo., and Michael Hamm of Benton, Mo...
Shirrell-Jones (02/05/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Heather Shirrell and Justin Jones were united in marriage Dec. 3, 2005, at Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Travis Tatum performed the ceremony. Recorded music was played. Parents of the couple are Kenny and Tina Shirrell of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and John and Faye Jones of Oran...
Logsdon-Ogborn (02/05/06)
Robin Mary Logsdon and Derek Shawn Ogborn exchanged vows Jan. 2, 2006, at Alpine Wedding Chapel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The Rev. Ray Morris performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Eddie and Sarah Ann Logsdon of Western Kentucky. The groom is the son of Gary Ogborn and Barbra Treece of Cape Girardeau, and Kay Lynn Ogborn of Alabama...
Swanson-Bockhorst (02/05/06)
Amber Di'Anne Swanson and Timothy Wilson Bockhorst were married Jan. 21, 2006, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cape Girardeau. Rocky Good performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Padi Bradley of Cape Girardeau, and the late Charles Bradley. The groom is the son of George and Patricia Bockhorst of Cape Girardeau...
Kendrick-Bennett (02/05/06)
Norman and Debby Kendrick of Ewing, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jocelyn Vanessa Kendrick, to Ross Andrew Bennett. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bennett of Cape Girardeau. Kendrick is a 1999 graduate of Highland High School in Ewing. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Western Illinois University in 2003. She is pursuing a teaching certificate in elementary education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
Hodge- Jones (02/05/06)
Robbie and Judy Roberts of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ashleigh Hodge, to Douglas Nathaniel Jones, both of Jackson. He is the son of Tim Jones of Sedgewickville, Mo. Hodge is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a photo specialist at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jackson...
Woeltje-Leek (02/05/06)
Jim and Kathie Woeltje of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Nicole Woeltje, to David Wesley Leek. He is the son of Bill and Teresa Thompson and Bob and Jan Leek, all of Dallas, Texas. Woeltje is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and attended Missouri State University. She is a crisis advocate at the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center in San Marcos, Texas...
Jackson-Adkisson (02/05/06)
Michael and Pamela Lauderback of St. Peters, Mo., and Jeffrey Jackson of Owatonna, Minn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Brooke Jackson, to Corey Lee Adkisson, both of East Prairie. He is the son of Gary and Jeanne Adkisson of East Prairie...
Rudesills are married 60 years (02/05/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff F. Rudesill of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 20, 2006. Rudesill and Mary Kathryn "Ki" Litzelfelner were married Jan. 20, 1946, at Centenary United Methodist Church. He was a flight instructor at Cape Girardeau Air Corps Flight School in 1943, before joining the Air Transport Command. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater in 1944 and 1945, returning to Cape Girardeau in 1946...
Engleharts married 45 years (02/05/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Englehart of Jackson celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a party June 18, 2005, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hosts were their children, Jerry Englehart of Las Vegas, Nev., Wayne and Ryan Englehart of Jackson, and Gwyn Devenport of Marble Hill, Mo...
Smiths mark 70th anniversary (02/05/06)
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Smith of Jackson were surprised by family and friends Jan. 8, 2006, at Delmonico's, in honor of their 70th wedding anniversary. The event was hosted by their sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Martha Smith of Jackson and Tim and Sue Smith of Ellisville, Mo...
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Out of the past 2/5/06 (02/05/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 5, 1981 The city council appeared receptive last night to a contingency plan presented by the head of the Southeast Missouri Regional Crime Laboratory whereby the city would increase the subsidy it contributes annually to the lab; but councilmen told Dr. Robert C. Briner they won't consider approval of the increase until more definite word is received on whether the state will substantially cut its appropriation to the crime lab...
Keep us beautiful (02/05/06)
Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City and Cape Girardeau County are taking another important step in efforts to reduce litter and improve beautification. Starting this month, the area will be completing two surveys for the Keep America Beautiful organization. Once the surveys are finished, this area will be an officially recognized KAB participant...
Speak Out 2/5/06 (02/05/06)
Very last option; Wise words; Talking tough; Good show, tough issues; Taxing burden; Business fundamentals
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