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Stories from Sunday, April 23, 2006

Utility workers blast North Carolina home with 3,000 gallons of sewage (04/23/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Utility workers trying to blast out a grease clog from a sewer line forced 3,000 gallons of raw sewage into a couple's home, forcing them to abandon their house while hoping that the city makes good on a promise to clean up and repair the damage...
Republican candidates outstripping other parties in fund-raising (04/23/06)
Democratic lawyer Matt Hill said he deliberately played possum during the first three months of the year with fund-raising for his challenge to incumbent state Rep. Nathan Cooper, adding that he will fill his campaign treasury soon. Cooper, R-Cape Girardeau, will face Hill and Libertarian Party candidate George Webster III in perhaps the toughest contest for anyone trying to end Republican dominance of the Southeast Missouri legislative delegation...
Educational events planned during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (04/23/06)
For National Crime Victims' Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month, several events are planned this week to educate and inform area residents of their rights and of ways to prevent risks. "There is a big need to get the word out that domestic and sexual violence is something that happens everywhere," said Betty Brown, court advocate and case manager for Cape Girardeau's Safe House for Women...
World briefs 4/23/06 (04/23/06)
Official: Senior al-Qaida agent killed in Pakistan...
Nation briefs 4/23/06 (04/23/06)
Police: Wis. man tried to sell his daughter; Spokesman denies Rice leaked defense info; Music students killed in plane crash mourned; White supremacists rally in Mich., face protests
Still feeling the heating bill blues (04/23/06)
On a sunny 80-degree day last week, a Cape Girardeau resident named Agnes talked about her plans to hibernate next winter when temperatures drop. After all, 67-year-old Agnes and her husband, 72, can't afford not to. Agnes showed off the elderly couple's winter hideaway. It's a 10-by-15-foot room added onto the side of their one-story home. An overabundance of insulation fills the walls. A stone fireplace will provide extra heat. There's even a small bathroom...
Friends of the Park Day brings hundreds of volunteers to parks (04/23/06)
Hundreds of people came out on Saturday to spruce up Cape Girardeau's parks. Fort D, May Greene Garden, Capaha, Kiwanis, Arena, Washington and Missouri parks and the Jaycee Municipal Golf Course were among those areas receiving maintenance and cleanup as part of the annual Friends of the Park Day...
Group pushes for law to end shady dog deals (04/23/06)
A hidden camera caught images of dogs dying from disease and neglect in overcrowded kennels run by an Arkansas dog dealer who profited by selling the animals, often stolen, to medical research labs. The HBO documentary "Dealing Dogs" drew tears from some of the people in the audience Saturday at the Wehrenberg Theatres cinema in Cape Girardeau...
Ex-meth addict hopes his death can change lives (04/23/06)
Wide-eyed and appearing catatonic, Shawn Bridges couldn't muster any talk from his hospital bed, his gaunt, tattooed body wracked by years of abusing the powerfully addictive witch's brew of chemicals that is methamphetamine. The footage from the documentary the 34-year-old Cape Girardeau trucker commissioned about his slow, agonizing decline did the talking for him. ...
People find adventure in water-filled mine (04/23/06)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- The amazing thing about this lake isn't necessarily the guest list, which has included Jacques Cousteau and others from around the globe. It's not the lake's enormity or even the array of deserted mining equipment strewn across the bottom, the shovels and drills and ore carts...
Online gambling site wins auction for Joplin's cliff-diving car (04/23/06)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- When Will Stuckenberg drives his Dodge Neon off a cliff near Joplin next week, an online gambling site will be along for the ride. GoldenPalace.com submitted the winning bid of $2,550 to have its logo and Web site on Stuckenberg's car April 29 as it plunges off a cliff into a rock quarry in south Joplin...
New law requires removal of parts from vehicles sent to scrap heap (04/23/06)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed into law Saturday a measure that requires the removal of light switches that contain mercury from vehicles headed to the scrap heap. The switches are a major source of mercury pollution from junked cars and trucks, federal and state regulators say. They are found in the hood and trunk lighting systems of vehicles manufactured before 2003 and the anti-lock braking systems of some four-wheel drive vehicles...
Volunteers house foster pets to better their chances for adoption (04/23/06)
WEST PEORIA, Illl. -- Cassie Shepherd thinks it's easier by far to have a house full of cats than a house full of children. That's why she chooses to be a foster parent to the four-legged variety. "Animals are very appreciative of what you do for them," said Shepherd, a West Peoria resident who's been fostering pets for the Tazewell Animal Protective Society in Pekin with her husband, Don, for the past three years...
Illinois genealogist looks to the past to find missing loved ones (04/23/06)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- While barely a teenager, Juli Claussen began investigating the colorful tales of her frontier forebears. The family history whispered of adventurers who pushed West, including an ancestor who cashed in on the gold rush, another who allegedly rode for the Pony Express, another who tangled with Native Americans, and another who refused to work all together...
Slain Mo. soldier buried at Jefferson Barracks Friday (04/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- More than 200 family and friends attended funeral services Friday for Pfc. James F. Costello III, who was killed in Iraq earlier this month. Costello, 27, of Oakville had been in Iraq about four months with his cavalry regiment when an improvised explosive device detonated April 11 near his Bradley fighting vehicle. He and two other soldiers were killed after coming under small-arms fire...
Former Illinois governor speaks of 'brutal' time behind bars (04/23/06)
CHICAGO -- Dan Walker, the only living former Illinois governor who has served time in prison, says George Ryan's conviction this week on corruption charges brought memories of his own experience behind bars. In prison, Walker scrubbed toilets and picked up cigarette butts, using a wooden rod that had the words "Governor's Stick" burnt into it...
Computer engineers look at Mona Lisa (04/23/06)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Mona Lisa probably wasn't a man, and it's even more unlikely that the artist who painted the famous painting used himself as the model. So conclude University of Illinois researchers, who created a buzz last year when their facial-recognition software was used to analyze the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. (Conclusion: The model was happy, with touches of disgust, fear and anger, at least as Leonardo da Vinci painted her.)...
Survivor says killer was model employee (04/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A man whose wife and daughter were killed by an angry employee says the shooter had not caused any trouble while working at his business for the last five years. Charlie Finninger survived the shooting at his family's catering business on Thursday after employees pushed him into a cooler. ...
Holy rollers (04/23/06)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- They could be called "God's Squad." They're not Hell's Angels, but Heaven's Angels on wheels, riding into a world situated at a crossroads, motorcycle gangs and spirit-filled Christianity. Roaring down the highway, members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association reach out in fellowship to Christians who have a desire to do more than just own and ride a motorcycle, but be involved in every aspect of the biking world while spreading the word of Jesus...
Virginia crawling with crabs (04/23/06)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- An unusual abundance of crabs early in the season has flooded the Virginia seafood industry with more crabs than it can handle, dropping prices paid to boats to all-time lows and sending watermen ashore to avoid spending more money than they earn...
Stem-cell institute still in limbo despite court victory (04/23/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's $3 billion stem-cell research institute won an important victory with a court ruling rejecting challenges to its constitutionality, but the agency's finances remain in limbo while the expected appeals block much of its funding...
N. Orleans mayor race narrows to 2 in runoff (04/23/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu will compete in a runoff next month following Saturday's mayoral election, a tricky experiment of modern-day democracy that gave voters scattered by Hurricane Katrina a say in this city's future...
Six Alaska middle school students arrested in weapons, murder plot (04/23/06)
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Six middle school students in a small Alaska town were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting to bring guns and knives to school and kill fellow students. The arrests stem from an investigation into rumors reported to police earlier in the week about the students' plans in North Pole, a town of 1,600 people about 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks, said police chief Paul Lindhag...
Health organization gives Waikiki's sand a clean bill of health (04/23/06)
HONOLULU -- Concerns that a massive sewage spill polluted Waikiki's world-famous beaches all but washed away after a health group said the sand "seems" to be clean. Almost a month after the city discharged millions of gallons of raw sewage into an open-ocean canal, leading to warnings being posted on some beaches, the group said tests on sand concluded that "it seems some of the areas are cleaner than what a lot of us worried they would be."...
Officer claims U.S. Homeland Security not ready for bird flu (04/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department inspectors at U.S. airports don't have enough training to keep a deadly strain of bird flu from getting into the country, a union official is charging, citing the handling of live birds found in the luggage of a passenger from Vietnam...
CIA fires employee for alleged leak on prisons story (04/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- The CIA fired a top intelligence analyst who admitted leaking classified information that led to a Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a network of secret CIA prisons, government officials say. The officer was a senior analyst nearing retirement, Mary McCarthy, The Associated Press learned. Reached Friday evening at home, her husband would not confirm her firing...
Fossil suggests snakes evolved on land, not sea (04/23/06)
NEW YORK -- A fossil find in Argentina has revealed a two-legged creature that's the most primitive snake known, a discovery that promises to fire up the scientific debate about whether snakes evolved on land or in the sea. The snake's anatomy and the location of the fossil show it lived on land, researchers said, adding evidence to the argument that snakes evolved on land...
Ore. man survives 12 nails to the head in suicide attempt (04/23/06)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors say. Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill, and the man survived with no serious lasting effects, according to a report on the medical oddity in the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery...
Scientists find possible planet-forming disk (04/23/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Scientists think they have solved the mystery of how planets form around a star born in a violent supernova explosion, saying they have detected for the first time a swirling disk of debris from which planets can rise. The discovery is surprising because the dusty disk orbiting the pulsar, or dead star, resembles the cloud of gas and dust from which Earth emerged. Scientists say the latest finding should shed light on how planetary systems form...
Iraq's prime minister nominee promises quick action (04/23/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Shiite hard-liner tapped as Iraq's new prime minister promised Saturday to swiftly finish building a unity government after parliament elected a top national leadership, ending months of political deadlock as the violence continued...
Senior Abbas aide rushes to Gaza to try to defuse power-sharing rift (04/23/06)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas made an emergency trip to the Gaza Strip on Saturday to try to bridge the rancorous rift between the moderate Palestinian leader and the Hamas militants controlling parliament and the Cabinet. The rupture threatens to jeopardize Abbas' efforts to keep the West from shunning the Palestinians over Hamas' violently anti-Israel ideology. ...
Nepali security forces open fire on protesters (04/23/06)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepali security forces opened fire on a march by tens of thousands of demonstrators heading toward the royal palace Saturday to protest King Gyanendra's rule. More than 200 were injured in the melee. The demonstrators defied a curfew as an alliance of seven opposition parties rejected the king's offer to let them nominate a prime minister and form a government. Security forces responded by firing rubber and live bullets and beating protesters with bamboo batons...
Report- Iran, Russia reach 'basic deal' on uranium enrichment (04/23/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's envoy to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday the Islamic republic had reached a "basic deal" with the Kremlin to form a joint uranium enrichment venture on Russian territory, state-run television reported. Ali Asghar Soltanieh, envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, "spoke of a basic agreement between Iran and Russia to set up a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil," Iranian state television reported...
Russians say they're safe from another Chernobyl (04/23/06)
MOSCOW -- The Chernobyl plant sits idle 20 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, its last reactor taken out of service some six years ago. But a dozen other reactors of the same design remain in operation and some could be in service for another 30 years. Could another one blow up?...
Shelter over reactor crumbling at end of life span (04/23/06)
CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Ukraine -- Chernobyl's coffin is cracking. Birds and rainwater have gotten inside the steel-and-concrete shelter hastily built over the reactor that blew up in 1986, and officials worry about what is getting out. The "sarcophagus" over reactor No. 4 is reaching the end of its life span. A multinational $1.1 billion project to build a new shelter -- a giant steel arch designed to last 100 years -- is still on the drawing board...
Researchers look to Japan for clues on radiation effects (04/23/06)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Scientists trying to predict the long-term health effects of the Chernobyl explosion look to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for clues, but drawing parallels is difficult. Chernobyl released about 400 times more radiation than the U.S. atom bomb dropped over Hiroshima, according to radiation experts. But the death toll attributed to Chernobyl is far lower, around 50 according to the Chernobyl Forum, a group comprising several U.N. agencies; at least 140,000 died in Hiroshima...
Reflections on a nightmare (04/23/06)
KIEV, Ukraine -- The first advice we got after the Chernobyl explosion was to take a daily drop of iodine on a sugar cube. We heard it on the Voice of America broadcasts we listened to clandestinely. Local media, heavily under the Soviet thumb, told us there was nothing to worry about...
Tigers' Kinder wins top honors in talented pool (04/23/06)
MANCHESTER, Mo. -- Four of the top five teams from last year's state meet took part in Saturday's Parkway South Invitational. But the swimmer who received the roses as the top swimmer in the 20th meet didn't come from those four schools -- Lafayette, Parkway South, Marquette or Columbia Hickman...
Jackson's Kahle wins three events; Central girls claim five (04/23/06)
When Jackson track coach Bob Sink realized his sprint relay units would not be as strong this season as they have been in the past, he freed up all-state sprinter Rachel Kahle to compete in other events. "It was one of those deals, we knew with our team depth we knew we wouldn't be really competitive in the relays," Sink said, "and we wanted to make the most of her and give her the chance to make the most of herself."...
Scott City captures Oran softball crown (04/23/06)
The Scott City softball team grabbed a 6-0 lead after four innings and held on to capture the Oran Tournament title Saturday with a 6-2 win over the host Eagles. The Rams (14-3) had 12 hits to support starting pitcher Emily Essner. Essner struck out 14 and allowed just one hit in a complete-game victory...
Southeast salvages split (04/23/06)
Anthony Maupin wishes he would have more chances to finish off Southeast Missouri State doubleheader sweeps. Instead, Maupin's work has helped the Redhawks avoid several potential doubleheader sweeps. Maupin, a senior right-hander, did that again Saturday, pitching the Redhawks past visiting Austin Peay 8-4 in the second game of an Ohio Valley Conference twin bill. The Governors won the opener 7-4...
Samford completes sweep of Redhawks (04/23/06)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeast Missouri State softball team dropped two 2-1 decisions on the road Saturday, and Samford completed a three-game Ohio Valley Conference sweep of the Redhawks. Southeast, which fell to 27-15 overall and 14-6 in the OVC, lost 1-0 on Friday to the Bulldogs (17-34, 7-12 OVC)...
McNab posts regional qualifying time (04/23/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State track coach Joey Haines had confidence that Kevin McNab would be able to attain an NCAA regional qualifying time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. McNab rewarded his coach's faith in him this weekend, as his time of 9 minutes, 3.05 seconds at the Vanderbilt Invitational made the regional cut. The sophomore finished second in the event and was the top collegian...
Pujols fastest to reach 1,000 hits, 200 homers (04/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols, who reached 1,000 career hits with a two-run home run on Friday night, is the fastest player in major league history to reach that milestone with 200 homers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Pujols needed 806 games to reach the milestones, topping the previous record by Willie Mays of 825 games...
Area digest April23 (04/23/06)
Prominent coaches to direct soccer camp A youth soccer camp hosted by the Perryville Parks and Recreation Department will include coaches and player from the Southeast Missouri State soccer team as well as St. Louis Steamers coach Omid Namazi. Southeast coach Heather Nelson and her assistant, Paul Nelson, will serve as directors for the camp, which will be 9 a.m. to noon each day June 5 through 7 at The Bank of Missouri Soccer Complex...
Fan Speak April23 (04/23/06)
An inspiration WHEN I grow up, I want to be half the man that Jack Connell is. Thanks, Jack, for being the very likeness of the One you serve. (Connell, the director of golf at Dalhousie Golf Club, was profiled in Friday's edition of the Southeast Missourian.)...
Letter April23 (04/23/06)
Mr. golf To the editor: The article about Jack Connell in Friday's edition was excellent. I don't know anyone in this area who has done for the sport of golf what he has done. Jack has always enjoyed golf and lived on the course at the Egyptian golf course in Mounds, Ill., during his high school years...
Back to school for Bulger (04/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- It's back to school days for St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger. With a new head coach in Scott Linehan, Bulger is having to learn a new playbook and the terminology that goes with it. "Right now, it's just tough," Bulger said. "When words overlap, it makes it a little difficult. It's a different language. You know, I took Latin and all that stuff and it's supposed to help you when you learn Spanish...
Harvick enjoys perfect weekend with second trip to Victory Lane (04/23/06)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Harvick dominated in the desert again Saturday night, winning the Nextel Cup race for a weekend sweep at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick, who won the Busch Series race Friday night, passed Greg Biffle with 10 laps to go to win for the first time in more than a year. Once Harvick got by Biffle, it was clear sailing because the top challengers had late fuel problems...
Offense fails to click in spring game (04/23/06)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Second-year Illinois football coach Ron Zook is glad he's got four more months to prepare his young team for the 2006 season. "I just told them we're not ready to play, but then again we don't have to be ready to play," Zook said after the Illini's annual intrasquad spring game Saturday. "We still got some time, so we've got to continue to improve and get better."...
Devils continue roll in playoff opener (04/23/06)
The start of the Stanley Cup playoffs did nothing to slow down the New Jersey Devils or pick up the New York Rangers. Patrik Elias scored two of New Jersey's team-record five power-play goals and the Devils earned their 12th straight victory by beating the visiting Rangers 6-1 on Saturday in the opener of the Eastern Conference series...
James has impressive playoff debut (04/23/06)
LeBron James was more than ready for his NBA playoff debut, recording a triple-double while leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-86 win over the visitng Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference series opener on Saturday. James, playing his first postseason game since winning a state title as a high school senior, scored 32 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists -- including a no-look number late in the third quarter...
Pujols delivers again for Cardinals (04/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols beat the Chicago Cubs for the second consecutive game, this time with a grounder that found a hole rather than the long ball. His two-run single with the bases loaded snapped a fifth-inning tie, helping the St. Louis Cardinals grind out a 4-1 victory on Saturday...
Defending champ Sorenstam moves into lead at LPGA event (04/23/06)
Defending champion Annika Sorenstam shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday -- her third straight round in the 60s -- to take the third-round lead in the Florida's Natural Charity Championship in Stockbridge, Ga. Shrugging off a couple of rain delays, Sorenstam finished up in the next-to-last group just as the sun was dipping below the trees at Eagle's Landing Country Club...
Return of alligator gar proposed for Mingo National Wildlife Refuge (04/23/06)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation are proposing to stock alligator gar in the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. "The return of alligator gar to the Mingo basin brings back an integral species to the biological health and vitality of the swamp," said Kathleen Burchett, refuge manager...
Pearson's decision to stick with Southeast should please fans (04/23/06)
I imagine Southeast Missouri State basketball fans are excited by the recent news that touted point guard Roderick Pearson is definitely going to attend the university. There had been plenty of speculation that Pearson might ask to be released from his scholarship commitment with the Redhawks after the program's coaching change...
Rising again (04/23/06)
The whir of a generator breaks the spring-time silence in remote Cape Girardeau County. A handful of men, clad in boots and tool belts, work on a life-size Lincoln Logs project near Goose Creek. A metal sign hanging from a nearby storage shed proclaims: "Old Bethel shall rise again."...
Reliving her bad dream (04/23/06)
SHE SAID: She was just a little girl who made one big mistake. She married right out of high school to escape everything she thought was bad in life, and she discovered life could be much worse than she'd ever anticipated. But that wasn't her real mistake...
Mary Walther (04/23/06)
Mary Walther, 98, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Irene Beggs (04/23/06)
Irene Beggs, 92, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Donna Dickerson (04/23/06)
Donna Dickerson, 56, of Jackson died Friday, April 21, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 29, 1949, in Great Falls, Mont., daughter of Elmer and Lois Abernathy Cook. She and Daniel L. Dickerson were married Aug. 2, 1969, in Benton, Mo. Dickerson was a 1967 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton, Mo. She was previously employed by Southeast Missouri Hospital and Famous Barr. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Millersville and formerly taught Sunday school...
Ruggles-Kohm (04/23/06)
Sarah Taylor Ruggles and Avery Thomas Kohm were married Aug. 13, 2005, by the Quadalupe River at the home of Bronson and Karen Evans in Hunt, Texas. The Rev. Bill Blackburn performed the sunset ceremony. Soloist was Libby Evans, accompanied by a string quartet...
Westhoff-Kohm (04/23/06)
Kassandra Renea Westhoff and Christopher Thomas Kohm were married Sept. 3, 2005, in a private ceremony atop a foothill of the Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Ark. The bride is the daughter of Renea Zimmerman of Lees Summit, Mo., and Mark Westhoff of Winnebago, Mo. The groom is the son of Tom and Susie Kohm of Jackson...
Ridler-Taylor (04/23/06)
Bethany Christine Ridler and Jason Mark Taylor were united in marriage Jan. 28, 2006, on the beach at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas. The Rev. Melvin A. Grant performed the ceremony. Music was provided by a Bahamian guitarist. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Moll of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. T. Ronald Hahs of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Taylor of Leawood, Kan...
Sandridge-Jeffries (04/23/06)
Francine Sandridge of Cape Girardeau and DeWitt Sandridge Jr. of Coldwater, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, LaWanda S. Sandridge, to Marlen L. Jeffries, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Denise Jeffries and Virgil Murphy of St. Louis...
Massey-Schoolfield (04/23/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Massey of Bloomfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Anne Massey, to Tyson Dan Schoolfield. He is the son of Diane Schoolfield and Joe and Harriet Schoolfield of Jackson. Massey is a 1996 graduate of Bloomfield High School, and received licensed practical nurse training at Sikeston Career and Technology Center in Sikeston, Mo. She is employed at Cape Urgent Care and Family Practice in Cape Girardeau, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University...
Bonner-Merriman (04/23/06)
Sandra H. Bonner of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Elizabeth A. Bonner, to Seth L. Merriman. He is the son of Loyd D. Merriman and Sheryl L. Merriman of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Bonner is a 2002 graduate of Central High School. She expects to graduate in September from the LPN program at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Groves-Rhodes (04/23/06)
Robert and Shirley Groves of Frankclay, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Ann Groves, to Kim William Rhodes, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Frances Rhodes of Cape Girardeau, and the late Lester Rhodes. A June 17 wedding is planned at the gazebo in Common Pleas Courthouse Park...
Trentham- Reese (04/23/06)
Janet Grooms of Morley, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Ann Trentham, to Jeffrey Allen Reese, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Genieveve Reese of Dexter, Mo., and the late William Reese. Trentham is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. ...
Johnson-Jones (04/23/06)
Thomas and Christy Johnson of Fredericktown, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Janet Elaine Johnson, to Bradley Ryan Jones. He is the son of Darrell and Jackie Jones of Cape Girardeau. Johnson expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She will begin teaching Spanish at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Mo., in August...
Leggitt-Jones (04/23/06)
Clyde and Linda Leggitt of DeSoto, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christi Ann Leggitt, to Jeremy Ray Jones, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ava Odum of Creal Springs, Ill., and Wally Jones of Scott City. Leggitt is a 2001 graduate of St. Pius X High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is a teacher at Kelly Middle School in Benton, Mo...
Amos-Dees (04/23/06)
John and Renee Amos of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle R. Amos, to Randy S. Dees. He is the son of Anthony and Wanda Dees of Marble Hill, Mo. Amos received a certificate in radiologic technology from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Lowes mark 60th anniversary (04/23/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Lowes of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They received a special blessing at Mass April 9 at St. Mary's Cathedral, followed by a reception hosted by their children and spouses with approximately 70 guests attending...
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Out of the past 4/23/06 (04/23/06)
25 years ago: April 23, 1981 A change in ownership of Old St. Vincent's Church and property is taking place between the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) and the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau; as soon as a quit-claim deed arrives, the ownership by the diocese will become official...
Better transportation (04/23/06)
Little by little, details of the purchase by the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority of Kelley Transportation Inc. are shedding light on what transit officials hope will be a major step toward meeting the transportation needs that have topped the concerns of community-assessment surveys for several years...
Big whoop-de-do over strip club (04/23/06)
To the editor: The Speak Out comments against the strip club opening in East Cape Girardeau are ridiculous and old. I hate to tell everyone four things they have overlooked. 1. East Cape Girardeau is in Illinois, not the Bible-strangling burg of Cape Girardeau. ...
People need hepatitis C information (04/23/06)
To the editor: This letter is in regard to a Speak Out comment concerning hepatitis C. The comment said people with this disease are burden to taxpayers because of the lifestyle they chose and the bad decisions in their lives. I was diagnosed with hepatitis C in August 2001. I still work and do not get any help and have no insurance. Many days at work I am throwing up constantly...
Speak Out 4/23/06 (04/23/06)
A good thing; Working class hurting; Working Democrats; Lots of offshore oil; We need help; Causes of hepatitis; Democratic support; Lethal injection; Political overkill; Port hysteria; Political snake; Strong economy; Paying for medication
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