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Dobbins: Bonds had bipartisan support (02/12/06)
Southeast Missouri State University had the backing of the Democratic governor and the Republican head of the state senate in its decision four years ago to issue bonds to help finance construction of the River Campus arts school, school officials say...
Kenya native's documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of Cairo (02/12/06)
Cairo, Ill., has plenty of woes today -- from high poverty to a slow business climate to a government in a state of disarray. But the town between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers wasn't always that way. A 30-minute documentary that will air on WSIU-TV at 9:30 p.m. Monday seeks to tell the story of how Cairo started and the journey that brought the city to its present state...
There goes the neighborhood: Misvalued house causes budget problem (02/12/06)
VALPARAISO, Ind. -- A house erroneously valued at $400 million is being blamed for budget shortfalls and possible layoffs in municipalities and school districts in northwest Indiana. An outside user of Porter County's computer system may have triggered the mess by accidentally changing the value of the Valparaiso house, said Sharon Lippens, director of the county's information technologies and service department. The house had been valued at $121,900 before the glitch...
Police go crazy for those sharp-dressed crooks (02/12/06)
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Police can't classify a break-in at Beau's Tuxedos as a white-collar crime: the thieves took only tux jackets. Burglars broke into two vans in the store's parking lot early Wednesday and stole 186 black tuxedo jackets, police spokesman Sgt. ...
Charges dropped against one man in Sikeston murder (02/12/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charges against one of three men accused in a fatal shooting in Sikeston were dropped, and a fourth man has been charged. Johnnie Phiffer, 18, was originally charged with first-degree murder, assault and two counts of armed criminal action in the Thursday death of Larrell Taylor, 25...
World briefs 2/12/06 (02/12/06)
Pakistan: U.S. missiles killed al-Zawahri relative; Syria's beleaguered leader shakes up Cabinet; Sudanese transport plane explodes, killing 20; Italy's government calls election for April 9-10
Feeling the pinch (02/12/06)
Leemon and Elaine Priest represent some of the unintended consequences of last year's Medicaid cuts. The Priests don't live an elaborate lifestyle. They make their home in a trailer court, in a mobile home they own. The couple doesn't go out much, choosing instead to stay at home and pinch pennies where they can...
Ninety-two area boys earn top rank of Eagle Scout (02/12/06)
Ninety-two Scouts were recognized for earning the top rank of Eagle Scout at Southeast Missouri State University's Academic Hall on Saturday. Lanie G. Black III, a poultry producer and state representative, was the 2006 Eagle Scout sponsor. Joseph Russell of Cape Girardeau was the chairman of the Court of Honor...
Cape fire, police create joint investigation team (02/12/06)
In certain crimes, the evidence is just simply laying around to be found. But in others, that evidence may be around, but it is charred black, burned or become ash. For the first time in about 10 years, a joint fire investigation team between the Cape Girardeau fire and police departments is being assembled to help investigations into suspicious fires run more smoothly...
Man pushes to preserve part of Southern Illinois mine where 119 died (02/12/06)
BENTON, Ill. -- Just outside this Southern Illinois town, Bob Rea stands on a muddy, scrubby swath of land and calls it hallowed -- the place where 119 coal miners, in the flash of a blast hundreds of feet below him, lost their lives in a 1951 disaster...
A closer look (02/12/06)
n The catastrophe: On Dec. 21, 1951, a methane explosion ripped through the below-ground mine, killing 119 miners...
Young woman gets life for role in murder when she was 17 (02/12/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A 23-year-old woman faces a life prison sentence for her role in the torture death of a woman who was killed so she wouldn't testify against her boyfriend in a murder case. Crystal Barge was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the May 2000 death of Danielle Montgomery, 19. Barge and two co-defendants -- Charaty "Baby Doll" White and Sherlene "Tiny" Franklin -- beat, stabbed, choked and even tried to drown Montgomery with Pine-Sol and urine...
Woman arrested in Fla. after human head found in luggage (02/12/06)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Airport baggage screeners found a human head with teeth, hair and skin in the luggage of a woman who said she intended to ward off evil spirits with it, authorities said Friday. Myrlene Severe, 30, a Haitian-born permanent U.S. resident, was charged Friday with smuggling a human head into the U.S. without proper documentation...
Unaware microphones were still on, Bush defends eavesdropping (02/12/06)
CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- The eavesdropping tables were turned on President Bush on Friday. The president apparently believed he was speaking privately when he talked about listening in without a warrant on domestic communications with suspected al-Qaida terrorists overseas. But reporters were the ones doing the listening in this time...
Financial aid applications up, but more poor students leave money on table (02/12/06)
Even as the price of college rises, more low-income students who would likely get federal financial aid aren't even bothering to apply. A new report by the American Council on Education estimates 1.5 million students who would probably have been awarded Pell Grants in 2003-2004 did not apply for them. That's up from ACE's estimate in a previous survey of 850,000 who missed out on aid in 1999-2000...
Millions in fines against mine operators unpaid (02/12/06)
WASHINGTON -- Kentucky mine operator Stanley Osborne has accumulated more than $200,000 in safety fines since the 1980s, but the federal government has not been able to collect the money. In a new approach, the Mine Safety and Health Administration filed suit against Osborne this month. ...
Moussaoui defense reveals details of pre-9-11 knowledge (02/12/06)
McLEAN, Va. -- U.S. agents knew in August 2001 that Zacarias Moussaoui was an acolyte of Osama bin Laden and had traveled to Afghanistan, but they still failed to aggressively investigate, Moussaoui's defense attorneys said in a closed hearing. According to transcripts released Friday, the attorneys disclosed several details in the Jan. ...
Hurricane Katrina stokes satire for Mardi Gras (02/12/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- Mardi Gras has long been an occasion for the city to laugh at tragedy and aim barbs at authorities, and given all the pain New Orleans has suffered in the past year the irreverence should reach new heights this season. Armed with sharp tongues and images such as the blue tarps that still protect broken roofs across the city, the clubs that stage Mardi Gras parades are targeting Hurricane Katrina and the politicians they blame for the chaotic response to the catastrophe...
Shiite politicians delay selection of new prime minister (02/12/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite politicians failed to agree on a new prime minister Saturday, at least briefly delaying a key step in forming a new government nearly two months after national elections. Elsewhere, a U.S. Marine helicopter fired two rockets into an insurgent hide-out in the western city of Ramadi, killing six militants, a Marine spokesman said. Two roadside bombs targeted U.S. troops in Samarra, injuring one American, the military said...
Elephants run and play in Sri Lanka to raise funds for their upkeep (02/12/06)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Dozens of captive elephants raised funds for their upkeep Saturday by running races, playing tug-of-war and dancing to the rhythm of traditional drums. Elephant trainers maneuvered their animals -- draped in bright colored cloths -- through a lively game of polo amid loud cheers from the boisterous crowd, most of whom were children...
Iran's President Ahmadinejad threatens to revise nuclear policy (02/12/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hard-line president threatened to revise his policy of working within international atomic frameworks, as diplomats in Europe said the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency had stripped most of its surveillance equipment from Iranian nuclear sites...
Iran blames Israel for Muhammad cartoons (02/12/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hard-line president on Saturday accused the United States and Europe of being "hostages of Zionism" and said they should pay a heavy price for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that have triggered worldwide protests...
Bird flu found in Italy, Greece and Bulgaria (02/12/06)
ROME -- Bird flu has reached Western Europe, with Italy and Greece announcing Saturday they had detected the H5N1 strain of the virus in dead swans. The announcement that the disease was detected in five swans in southern Italy came a day after the opening of the Winter Games in Turin, several hundred miles to the north. Italian officials said the virus had only affected wild birds and posed no immediate risk to people...
Hamas says delegation will head to Moscow at end of month (02/12/06)
JERUSALEM -- Hamas militants confirmed Saturday they plan to travel to Moscow this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, a trip that has enraged Israeli leaders, who fear the international community's resolve to shun the Islamic group is weakening...
Saddam trial enters crucial phase (02/12/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's troubled trial moves to a crucial stage Monday with testimony expected from former regime figures and the presentation of documents allegedly pointing to the ousted ruler's knowledge of the torture and execution of Shiite Muslims...
Jackson finishes 4th, will send five to state (02/12/06)
Jackson senior wrestler Kamden Rampley's quest for a perfect season continued Saturday, as Rampley won the district title at 215 pounds at the Class 4 District 1 meet at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis. Rampley beat Jack Rodgers of Fox 9-4 in the district championship match to move to 50-0. Last year, Rampley was 50-3 and finished third at the state meet in the 189-pound weight class...
Advance falls short vs. South Iron (02/12/06)
Playing their most important regular-season game of the year Saturday, a strong finish was not enough to overcome a poor start for Advance at Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The Hornets rallied from a 19-point third-quarter deficit to pull within two on Jeremy Limbaugh's 3-pointer in the final minute, but South Iron held on for a 69-66 win in a game that will likely decide the No. 1 seed in the Class 2 District 2 tournament...
ND's Kuper cracks top 3 in two events (02/12/06)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Moments after completing a successful state meet, Jameson Kuper just soaked up the moment. "That's why I like this sport so much. It doesn't matter what place you get because two years from now I'm not even gonna remember. I'm gonna remember the race, not the place," Kuper said, surveying the Rec-Plex atmosphere...
Redhawks hit new low in loss to Colonels (02/12/06)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Despite suffering through its longest losing streak on the Division I level, Southeast Missouri State had at least avoided getting beat badly. Until Saturday. Eastern Kentucky, mired in a slide of its own, found Southeast to be just the right tonic, as the host Colonels mauled the Redhawks 80-51...
Kaverman uncertain about timetable, scope of OVC's investigation (02/12/06)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Don Kaverman offered no timetable when reached Saturday for comment on the Ohio Valley Conference's investigation of the Redhawks' women's basketball program. Statements released by both the university and the conference on Friday said OVC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher had initiated an investigation into possible NCAA violations at the request of Southeast president Dr. Kenneth Dobbins...
Smith sets school mark in 200 meters (02/12/06)
Southeast Missouri State All-American track star Miles Smith set the school record in the indoor 200-meter dash and tied for first in the event Saturday at the Iowa State Invitational in Ames, Iowa. Smith's time of 21.21 seconds was an NCAA provisional mark. Chauncey Harris of Alabama also came in with a time of 21.21. More than 130 runners took part in the men's 200...
Exhilarating win at EKU (02/12/06)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State hasn't had many close calls during its 10-game winning streak. Saturday's contest was as close as it gets -- yet the Redhawks emerged unscathed. Southeast rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit, and a five-point overtime hole, to beat host Eastern Kentucky 87-86 on senior center Tatiana Conceicao's layup with 6.9 seconds remaining...
Fan Speak Feb12 (02/12/06)
Conference champs CONGRATULATIONS TO Central swimmers, divers and coaches for winning their conference meet Feb. 2. I WAS wondering why Jackson boys basketball didn't call its score in on the home loss to Farmington on Feb. 3. I like seeing schools call in their scores -- win or lose -- and even giving quotes just so people can read it the next day in the newspaper...
Oberholser, Weir share lead at Pebble Beach (02/12/06)
Arron Oberholser shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday at Pebble Beach for a share of the third-round lead with former Masters champion Mike Weir in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California. Oberholser built his lead with a 20-foot birdie on the par-3 seventh that juts into the Pacific, then hit a 5-iron over the cliff to 25 feet below the cup for a birdie on No. 8. Two years ago, Oberholser was tied for the lead with Vijay Singh going into the final round and shot 76...
Missouri State upends No. 25 Northern Iowa (02/12/06)
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nathan Bilyeu scored 19 points and Dale Lamberth added 12 to help Missouri State upset No. 25 Northern Iowa 66-63 Saturday night. Drew Richards added career highs of 10 points and nine rebounds for Missouri State (16-7, 9-6 Missouri Valley Conference), which shot 49 percent from the floor and denied Northern Iowa's bid to take over first place in the league...
Bud Shootout postponed (02/12/06)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The first NASCAR event of the season will have to wait a day. The Budweiser Shootout, a sprint that gives 21 drivers a chance to show their stuff at Daytona International Speedway, was postponed because of rain Saturday night. It was rescheduled for today at 3:42 p.m...
While board meets, Snyder still quiet about resignation (02/12/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The day after his surprise resignation, former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder still wasn't saying why he stepped down. Snyder awaited closure on his seven seasons at the school Saturday before commenting on his downfall. That exit speech was postponed at least a day after the Board of Curators met to discuss a contract buyout and then after 1 1/2 hours of deliberations scheduled a meeting for this morning on the same topic...
Hedrick skates to first gold medal, plans to get many more (02/12/06)
TURIN, Italy -- Chad Hedrick cut through the ice in his first Olympic race -- arms swinging furiously, body gently swaying, mouth hanging open. When he crossed the line, flipped back his hood and caught a glimpse of the scoreboard, it was time to let out a Texas-sized yell...
Southeast baseball just days away from opening game (02/12/06)
Considering the chill in the air over the weekend, it might be a bit early for area sports enthusiasts to start thinking about baseball. But don't wait too long. Whether fans are ready or not, Southeast Missouri State's 2006 baseball team is just about set to take the field...
Pining for home (02/12/06)
Sloped woodlands surround three sides of this week's showcase home located in the sprawling Timbercreek subdivision of Whitewater. The subdivision consists of eight houses that each sit on plots of more than five acres of tall oaks and rolling hills. A family-owned independent developer, who designed and built the ranch home with a walk-out basement, mingled earthy elements with a modern design...
Make your reservations now for spring training (02/12/06)
Baseball's spring training is fast approaching, and that's a perfect excuse to head for Florida or Arizona for a weekend or a week. Start at the beginning with Major League Baseball -- mlb.mlb.com/ -- and look for "Spring Training" on the right side of the page. Then look under "Visitor's Guides" for your league and team to get a rundown of where and when they practice, how you get there and how you get tickets...
Travel agents hit with 'wave season' (02/12/06)
NEW YORK -- Travel agents call this "wave season" -- the time of year when the cruise industry gets its biggest wave of bookings. And with cruisebooking patterns trending earlier and earlier, travelers considering a sea voyage later this year may want to reserve their cabins now...
Book helps couples plan wedding destination (02/12/06)
GUILFORD, Conn. -- Many couples planning a destination wedding look for a lush Caribbean island or serene Mexican beach for their big event, but a new book called "100 Best U.S. Wedding Destinations" says you don't have to leave the country to tie the knot in a beautiful setting...
Magazine lists best vacation spots (02/12/06)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Destin, Fla., took first place for best beach town/beach resort in the South in Southern Living's annual readers' survey. The magazine's 2006 Readers' Choice Awards, announced in the February issue, also named Walt Disney World and Orlando No. 1 in the family vacation category...
Florida Keys (02/12/06)
OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS -- Serenity turns to chaos in a blink on the 54-foot Catch-22 when the fishermen find the target of their search -- a school of hungry fish gathered around a floating chunk of seaweed about 30 miles from shore. In goes the bait, and out of the flat, azure waters come the dolphin fish -- not the lovable "Flipper" types but the yellow, green and blue fish, flapping frantically until they are put in ice in the live well of Richard Stanczyk's boat. ...
Valentine's Day books, for those who adore it and those who abhor it (02/12/06)
To some, Valentine's Day means love and kisses. To others, it's a day they'd just love to kiss off. But whether Feb. 14 sets your heart ablaze or simply gives you heartburn, you can probably relate to at least one of these recent books. What is love? More than 350 answers to that tough question are in "Love Is ... ...
Lace is a fashion chameleon (02/12/06)
NEW YORK -- With the fashion world in such a romantic mood lately, lace has moved from bedroom to boardroom. A lace collar or cuff on a blouse, or even a lace-trimmed camisole, instantly feminizes a menswear-style suit -- another big trend for women these days. You'll also see more than traces of lace on lingerie, of course, as well as sportswear and eveningwear...
Quick trips down lovers' lane (02/12/06)
Short on time this Valentine's Day? There are plenty of romantic places to be found within a few hours' drive of Cape Girardeau, from charming bed and breakfast inns to candle-lit meals and other couple-friendly activities. Life with no alarm clocks, cell phones and no noise in a charming, laid-back town is the picture painted by the Ste. Genevieve Convention and Visitors Bureau...
TV's O'Brien to ask Finnish president for sauna position (02/12/06)
HELSINKI, Finland -- Conan O'Brien, who endorsed the re-election of Finnish President Tarja Halonen with mock ad campaigns, said Saturday he expects to be rewarded with a Cabinet position as inspector of saunas. Hundreds of fans welcomed the American talk show host on Saturday to a freezing Helsinki, the capital of the land of the saunas -- only two weeks after Halonen, 62, secured a second six-year term as Finland's first female president...
Floyd Hobeck (02/12/06)
Floyd F. Hobeck, 85, of Friedheim died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. He was born April 28, 1920, at Friedheim, son of Elmer and Rettia Barks Hobeck. He and Goldie Henry were married March 13, 1943, at Jackson. Hobeck was a World War II veteran who was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, while serving the U.S. ...
Mary Lasater (02/12/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Bishop Lasater, 80, of Sikeston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Dempster Chapel of First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church...
Leroy Johnston (02/12/06)
Leroy M. Johnston, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Christy Mathey (02/12/06)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Christy LaVonne Mathey, 50, of Glenallen died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1956, in Savanna, Ill., daughter of Wallace and Etta Hertensen Deets. She and David Lee Mathey Sr. were married Feb. 5, 1975, in Tustin, Calif...
Thomas McFerron (02/12/06)
Thomas Latham McFerron, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at his residence. He was born on Friday, Jan. 20, 1950, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Thomas J. and Virginia K. Latham McFerron. During Tom's younger years he was involved in Demolay and became an Eagle Scout. ...
Dora Smith (02/12/06)
Dora L. Smith, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1919, in Evansville, Ind., daughter of Freeman and Theresa Shoulet Kline. She and Vincent Smith were married June 29, 1941, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2005...
Joseph Lackey (02/12/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Joseph Donald Lackey, 69, of Oakville, Mo., and formerly of Tamms, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, in St. Louis. Lackey was a barber for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Diane, a daughter, Dana Embree; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rann and Reita Lackey...
Findley-Bollinger (02/12/06)
Marjorie Mae Findley and Harold Robinson Bollinger were married Nov. 19, 2005, at First Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Harry Floyd performed the ceremony. Pianist was Janet Johns of Dudley, Mo., and vocalists were Beverly Sanders of Scott City and Gary Woolverton of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Thomas-Thomas (02/12/06)
Emily Dean Thomas and Eric Christopher Thomas Sr. were re-married Feb. 4, 2006, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Johnny Thomas, father of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ernest and Caldonia Bland of Memphis, Tenn. The groom is the son of Johnny and Earlene Thomas of Cape Girardeau...
Schwartz-Jackson (02/12/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Suzanne Rebecca Schwartz and Craig Anthony Jackson exchanged vows Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Lector was Joe Schwartz of Scott City, uncle of the bride. Organist was Joe Spalding of Scott City, uncle of the bride. Soloist was Jim Simmons of Benton, Mo...
White-Smith (02/12/06)
Rhonda White and John Smith were married Aug. 27, 2005, at Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City. The Rev. Robert Azinger performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of M.G. and Sandra Cook of Scott City. The groom is the son of John and Gladys Smith of Scott City...
Bolen-Lohman (02/12/06)
Jeanna Ellen Bolen and Colby Ray Lohman exchanged vows Jan. 10, 2006, at the Garden of Love Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. Phillip Williams performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna Bolen of Jackson and John and Diane Bolen of Oak Ridge. The groom is the son of Debby Litz and Bob Lohman of Jackson...
Arteme-Moore (02/12/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Amy Renea Arteme and Christopher Lyman Moore were married July 30, 2005, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Organist was Dawn Dowd, flutist was Christy Lapka, and vocalists were Jim Simmons, Kari Lape and Tobi Layton...
Beck-Lauinger (02/12/06)
Laura Beck and Jebb Lauinger were married March 26, 2005, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. John Rice performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Robyn Hosp of Jackson. Parents of the bride are Ralph Beck of Cape Girardeau and Angela Beck of Jackson. The groom is the son of Terry Lauinger of Portland, Ore., and Sheryl Lalack of Oro Valley, Ariz...
Whitfield-Rera (02/12/06)
Glenn Whitfield and Patricia Whitfield of Byram, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Patricia Whitfield, to Daniel Louis Rera, both of Annapolis, Md. He is the son of Louis Rera of Buffalo, N.Y., and the late Martha Rera. Mrs. Whitfield is formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Parenteau-Morris (02/12/06)
Wayne and Rhonda Parenteau of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Anne Parenteau, to Jason Eric Morris of Millersville. He is the son of Robin and Lisa Morris of Princeton, Ky. Parenteau is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in electronic engineering from IET in Paducah, Ky., in 2002. She is a biomedical equipment technician at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Poythress-Waters (02/12/06)
Roger and Bonnie Poythress of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie Poythress, to Cody Taylor Waters. He is the son of Dan and Deb Waters of Vienna, Ill. Poythress is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in biological engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a research engineer with Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics in Memphis, Tenn...
Pruellage-Lipe (02/12/06)
Bruce and Diane Pruellage of Florissant, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Pruellage of Jackson, to Jason Scott Lipe of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Roger and Sharon Lipe of Carbondale, Ill. Pruellage received a bachelor of science degree in middle school education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a language arts teacher with Jackson School District...
Dunn-McKenzie (02/12/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Thomas and Judy Dunn of Karns City, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Christine Dunn, to Robert Daniel McKenzie, both of Charlotte, N.C. He is the son of the Rev. Eldon and Maxie McKenzie of Chaffee. Dunn is a 1991 graduate of Karns City High School. ...
Minor-Wilhelm (02/12/06)
Darrell and Diane Minor of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Marie Minor, to Justin Michael Wilhelm. He is the son of Francine and Darrell Coomer and John Wilhelm, all of Scott City. Minor is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received an associate's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health sciences. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Hospital...
Wyatt-Griffaw (02/12/06)
John and Karla Wyatt of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacie Rae Wyatt, to James David Griffaw. He is the son of Roy and Debbie Griffaw of Jackson and Pam and John Myers of Cape Girardeau. Wyatt is a graduate of Scott City High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Rhodes 101 Stop in Scott City...
Marchbanks-Neels (02/12/06)
Steve and Sue Marchbanks of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Joy Marchbanks, to Bradley L. Neels. He is the son of Jerry and Rhonda Neels of Cape Girardeau. Marchbanks is a 2001 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005...
Gibbons-Wormington (02/12/06)
KELSO, Mo. -- Larry and Sandy Gibbons of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Christie Gibbons, to Matthew Wormington. He is the son of Marvin and Cheryl Wormington of Jackson. Gibbons is a 2004 graduate of Scott City High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed in the bakery at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau...
Blaylocks married 70 years (02/12/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Blaylock of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 70th anniversary with an open house Feb. 9, 2006, at their home. Hosts were their daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Lloyd Daniels of Cape Girardeau. Blaylock and Chlo Statler were married Feb. 9, 1936, in Portageville, Mo., by the Rev. Ola Bowers, uncle of the groom...
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Out of the past 2/12/06 (02/12/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 12, 1981 Two members of the Cape Girardeau City Council have filed their names as candidates for the proposed charter commission here, raising a question as to whether they may serve on both the council and commission without being in conflict of interest...
Regents who voted for bonds are barrier to state funding ... (02/12/06)
During the past week, questions have been raised regarding my position on the funding for Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus project. I would like to take this opportunity to lay out a factual accounting of how we arrived at where we are today...
Access to government (02/12/06)
Whenever government hides, the people who pay taxes and elect public officials are shortchanged. That's why most states, including Missouri and Illinois, have laws that require government meetings and records to be available to the public. In the past week, several representatives of local government have, on purpose or inadvertently, closed the door on access to meetings and records. ...
Speak Out 2/12/06 (02/12/06)
Special recognition; He would be king; Tobacco screening; Musical diversity; Carts block parking; Finding beds; It's up to students; Shady dealings; SEMO deserves funds; Egos come first; Political extortion; Resignations all around; New president
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