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Stories from Sunday, May 7, 2006

Mo. Legislature may eliminate straight-ticket voting option (05/07/06)
In 2004, more than one-third of Cape Girardeau voters cast a straight-party ballot, which by a single stroke registered their support for all candidates in one party. In the future, those voters may have to record an individual vote for each candidate. The Missouri Legislature is considering eliminating straight-party voting as party of a controversial elections bill that also requires voters to have government-issued photo identification...
Relatives: U.K. mystery man is from Florida (05/07/06)
LONDON -- A mystery detainee who allegedly created a bogus identity as an English nobleman by assuming the name of a dead baby is actually an American who went missing from Florida more than 20 years ago, his relatives say. The man being held in a jail in Kent, England, goes by the title of the Earl of Buckingham but he is really an Orlando native named Charles Stopford, his father, Charles, and sister Rebecca Davis say in a documentary to be broadcast today on Sky One television...
Ninth annual Soap Box Derby draws crowd of more than 100 people (05/07/06)
More than 100 racers, spectators and volunteers attended Saturday's ninth annual Soap Box Derby on North Sprigg Street near Blanchard Elementary School. "It's fun going down the hill -- really fast, faster than on a bike," said Kayla Thurman, a 9-year-old stock division driver...
World briefs 5/7/06 (05/07/06)
Singapore ruling party wins by a landslide; Dick Cheney meets with Croatian leaders; Puerto Ricans demand end of shutdown
Soap Box results May7 (05/07/06)
Stock Division Round 1 Coleman Schott def. Lexie McClanahan Dayton Seabaugh def. Josh Menkus Nick Pfau def. Cody Crowell Kayla Thurman def. Mike Cole Elizabeth Kiefner def. Deanna Hohgrefe Round 2 Schott def. Seabaugh Daniel Rennier def. Pfau Thurman def. Rachel Long...
Baby boomers start turning 60 (05/07/06)
For Greg Brune it was taking shrapnel in the back along a muddy river near Saigon. For Becky Mocherman it was about the changing role of women and watching Neil Armstrong take a stroll on the moon. And for Cecil B. Thomas Jr. -- who grew up in the deep south in a family of black sharecroppers -- it was walking up to a Dairy Queen in Paragould, Ark., to be met by a sign that said "no n--- allowed."...
War and remembrance (05/07/06)
The smells of gunpowder and horse manure are what would have first greeted a visitor to Fort D during the Civil War. Those odors -- plus that of grilled bacon -- greeted spectators Saturday at Cape Girardeau's Fort D Days celebration, held at the union fort's original location just off of South Sprigg Street...
Cape district considers preschool program (05/07/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District may offer schooling to 3- and 4-year-olds within two years. The district's at-risk committee says it could benefit all students, but particularly at-risk students. Attendance would be voluntary, school officials said...
Friends keep potter's work on display while she is ill with pneumonia (05/07/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While Tara Dawley lies in a Georgia hospital in a coma, trying to come back from a serious bout with pneumonia, her precious ceramic art will be on sale this weekend at the Brookside Art Annual. For the first time in the 21 years of the art show, an artist who is unable to attend will still have her creations sold...
SIU planning big construction (05/07/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University expects to begin formal planning this fall for a massive construction plan that includes building a new football stadium and renovating the basketball arena, the school's chancellor said. Walter Wendler said Friday that SIU has the money to start the project -- dubbed "Saluki Way" -- and has targeted an October 2008 ground breaking. ...
Highway patrol says Interstate 44 drug trafficking increasing (05/07/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Interstate 44 has long been a favorite route of drug dealers trying to move their cargo from east to west, but law enforcement officers trying to stop the flow have seen more drugs -- and more variety -- this year. Since December, some major drug busts along I-44 between Joplin and Rolla have included 3,000 pounds of marijuana, 140 pounds of cocaine and the country's largest recorded seizure of PCP, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said...
E-mails show DeLay office knew lobbyist arranged money for 2000 trip (05/07/06)
WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors have e-mails showing Rep. Tom DeLay's office knew lobbyist Jack Abramoff had arranged the financing for the GOP leader's controversial European golfing trip in 2000 and was concerned "if someone starts asking questions."...
White House dismisses reports that Bush had lost confidence in Goss (05/07/06)
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Saturday denied that President Bush had lost confidence in just-resigned CIA director Porter Goss, saying there was a "collective agreement" the agency needed a new leader now. Bush planned to act quickly, perhaps as early as Monday, to nominate Goss' successor. The leading candidate was Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, the top deputy to national intelligence director John Negroponte, a senior administration official said...
Safety, cost, symbolic concerns plague World Trade Center memorial (05/07/06)
NEW YORK -- Twenty stories above ground zero, a Web camera pointed at the foundations of the destroyed World Trade Center takes pictures on the hour, recording the first signs of construction of the memorial to the 2001 terrorist attacks. Workers began painstakingly clearing off the tower footprints in March, hoping to pour concrete this month for the two reflecting pools planned for the center of the design...
Scientists fear Texas beach restoration could hurt turtles' nests (05/07/06)
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge here every spring from the Gulf of Mexico, leaving smeary trails of flipper prints from surf through sand to nests where they lay their eggs. But a planned beach-restoration project could mean vehicles intruding on the nesting grounds, sand dumped over eggs or new sand obscuring the paths to turtles' nests...
Fla. high-rise frame collapse kills 3 workers (05/07/06)
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. -- Three workers were killed, trapped in wet concrete after a wooden frame collapsed at a high-rise construction site. Co-workers dug to try to free them, authorities said. A fourth worker was taken to a hospital with suspected heart trouble, he said. ...
MIA pilot shot down by China was a friend of Rumsfeld (05/07/06)
WASHINGTON -- In August 1956 a newlywed Navy pilot, Lt. James B. Deane Jr., was shot out of the sky on a nighttime spy flight off the coast of China. Nearly half a century later, a famous friend found himself in Beijing with a chance to quietly press Chinese leaders for more cooperation in resolving Deane's fate...
Odds and Ends 1stLd (05/07/06)
Man helps himself 56 gallons of gasoline WEST BEND, Wis. -- Authorities say a man came up with an unusual way to combat high gasoline prices: Filling about a dozen containers with gas from his former workplace after hours. Andrew Otten, 44, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a sheriff's deputy said he found containers with about 56 gallons of gas in Otten's vehicle. ...
Palestinian health-care system on brink of disaster (05/07/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The shelves at Shifa Hospital's pharmacy are half-empty. A shortage of anesthesia means surgeons can do only emergency operations. The kidney unit has cut back on dialysis because it's low on filters, and four of the unit's patients have died from a lack of medicine, officials say...
French political scandal threatens Jaques Chirac's legacy (05/07/06)
PARIS -- In Paris they're calling it the French Watergate. What began as a discreet investigation into a computerized list of secret bank accounts has exploded into major scandal that threatens to disgrace President Jacques Chirac at the end of his long political career...
U.S. helicopter crashes in remote Afghan mountains (05/07/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The mountaintop landing zone where a U.S. helicopter crashed near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan is a day's walk from the nearest passable road. The area's only residents are al-Qaida and Taliban militants holed up in makeshift bases where U.S. and Afghan forces are now hunting them down...
U.S. official: Bin Laden most likely hiding on Pakistan side of border (05/07/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top U.S. counterterrorism official said Saturday that parts of Pakistan are a "safe haven" for militants and Osama bin Laden was more likely to be hiding there than in Afghanistan. Henry Crumpton, the U.S. ambassador in charge of counterterrorism, lauded Pakistan for arresting "hundreds and hundreds" of al-Qaida figures but said it needed to do more...
Sudan peace accord paves way for U.N. peacekeepers (05/07/06)
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Sudan's government said Saturday that its peace accord with Darfur's main insurgent group could pave the way for it to welcome U.N. peacekeepers, as mediators worked to persuade the rest of the fractured rebel movement to join the process...
Copter crashes in Afghanistan and Iraq kill 14 (05/07/06)
Ten U.S. soldiers died when their helicopter crashed during combat operations in eastern Afghanistan, while a British military helicopter apparently was hit by a missile and crashed in Basra, Iraq, killing four crew members, officials said Saturday...
Workers in Palestine strike to demand overdue salaries (05/07/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hundreds of Palestinians staged strikes and demonstrations Saturday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to demand payment of overdue salaries to government workers -- the first public signs of discontent with the Hamas-led Cabinet's handling of a growing financial crisis...
Explosives considered to free trapped miners (05/07/06)
BEACONSFIELD, Australia -- Two Australian gold miners spent a twelfth night trapped underground as rescuers struggling to cut the final stretch of an escape tunnel by hand today considered using explosives. Officials had hoped to free Brant Webb, 37, and Todd Russell, 34, before dawn but said progress chipping through the solid rock by jackhammer was slower than expected...
Zimmer's fastest 200 time was unleashed on JV foes (05/07/06)
The fastest 200-meter dash of the season? There's no doubt it belongs to Notre Dame sophomore Mark Zimmer. But while his time of 22.66 from the Jackson Invitational on April 8 is the fastest in a varsity meet this season in Southeast Missouri, it's not even his best run of the year...
Central tennis team edges Whitfield (05/07/06)
The Central tennis team edged Whitfield Academy 5-4 on Saturday to improve to 10-2. The Tigers won three of the six singles matches and two of three doubles contests. David Deisher and David Berry were double winners for Central. Singles 1. Michael Gardner (W) def. Carson Kelley 6-0, 6-1...
Redhawks finally start a series on right foot (05/07/06)
About as complete a performance as Southeast Missouri State has had all year allowed the Redhawks to win the first game of an Ohio Valley Conference series for just the second time this season. Rain denied the Redhawks a shot at only their second doubleheader sweep, but they'll try to take care of that today...
Redhawks edged Eastern Illinois for men's title with win (05/07/06)
Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Illinois were tied Saturday entering the final event of the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor track and field meet, the 1,600-meter relay. As far as the Redhawks were concerned, the title was in the bag -- and they were right...
Southeast women win fourth consecutive OVC outdoor championship (05/07/06)
The last time Southeast Missouri State's women did not win the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor track and field championship was also the last time the meet took place in Cape Girardeau. Southeast made sure history did not repeat itself Saturday, as the Redhawks continued their OVC dominance...
Redhawks drop twinbill to Gamecocks (05/07/06)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team saw its losing streak reach nine games Saturday as visiting Jacksonville State swept a doubleheader. Jacksonville State won the opener 3-2 and took the nightcap 5-3, improving to 41-13 overall and 20-5 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Gamecocks had already clinched second place in the 10-team league...
Thurman, Mora win with perfect records (05/07/06)
Kayla Thurman of Jackson and Daniel Mora of Cape Girardeau were all smiles on Saturday after winning their respective classes at the ninth annual Cape Girardeau Rotary Club Soap Box Derby. Mora, 13, a first-time racer, won the super stock division championship by topping a field of 13 participants...
Area digest May7 (05/07/06)
Babe Ruth tryouts rescheduled for Saturday The Cape Girardeau Sr. Babe Ruth tryouts have been rescheduled to Saturday at 1 p.m. due to the recent tragedy involving a Notre Dame student. The tryouts will be at Notre Dame. Players must be born after April 30, 1987. For information, contact Alan Wengert, 243-4696...
First competitive event draws crowd (05/07/06)
The inaugural JnP Sports skateboarding competition received an impressive turnout Saturday morning at the skatepark in Jackson City Park. More than 150 parents and young spectators showed up to watch a field of more than 30 skateboarders compete in the event, which featured a 14-and-under division and a 15-and-over division...
Fan Speak May7 (05/07/06)
Strict on steroids I HAVE an idea for illegal steroid use by athletes. When they are beginning their careers in athletics in high school, why not start steroid testing there? If students test positive there, enter them in a national database accessible by every college and professional sports team. ...
Jarrett considers options for his future (05/07/06)
Dale Jarrett knows the next contract he signs will be his last. He's just not sure what car owner will be passing him the pen when he does it. In the final year of his deal with Robert Yates Racing, Jarrett has skyrocketed to the top of the free agent list and has been asked to drive one of Michael Waltrip's new Toyota entries next season...
Cardinals hold on for Mulder's 100th victory (05/07/06)
MIAMI -- The St. Louis Cardinals rocked Dontrelle Willis for seven runs in the first five innings, and they needed every one of them. St. Louis nearly blew a seven-run lead but hung on to beat the Florida Marlins 7-6 Saturday night, giving Mark Mulder his 100th career win...
De La Hoya TKOs Mayorga in sixth round (05/07/06)
LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya made an impressive return to the ring after a 20-month absence, knocking down Ricardo Mayorga in the first round before finally stopping him in the sixth to claim the WBC's 154-pound title on Saturday night. De La Hoya, 33, knocked down Mayorga in the opening minute and never let up, unleashing waves of punishing head shots until Mayorga went down for the third time at 1:25 of the sixth...
Earnhardt grabs first win of year (05/07/06)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Kevin Harvick was the driver to beat, even Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew that. But when Harvick made his only mistake of the entire weekend, Earnhardt pounced. It put him back into Victory Lane for the first time this season, and proved that his team has truly turned around after struggling through all of last year...
Hurricanes hammer Devils in opening game of series (05/07/06)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New Jersey Devils eventually were going to lose. Boy, did they ever. Ray Whitney scored two fortuitous goals, rookie Cam Ward got his first career playoff shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes ended New Jersey's 15-game winning streak with a 6-0 victory Saturday in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series...
Furyk makes another bid for victory on PGA Tour (05/07/06)
Frustrated by two close calls this year, Jim Furyk gave himself another shot at winning by taking advantage of a rain-softened course for a 4-under 68 Saturday and a one-shot lead in the PGA Tour's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C. Furyk, the only player to shoot in the 60s each day this week, got the separation he needed with an approach that landed softly and rolled within 2 feet on the 16th hole, then finished with solid pars to reach 11-under 205...
Phoenix dominates Game 7 showdown (05/07/06)
PHOENIX -- So much for the nail-biting suspense of a Game 7. The fast, feisty Phoenix Suns won in a 121-90 laugher over the listless Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. Leandro Barbosa led the layup parade with a career playoff-best 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting and the Suns became the eighth team in NBA history to win a series after trailing 3-1. They are just the third team -- and first in 36 years -- to lose three games in a row in a series and come back to win it...
Unbeaten Barbaro proves unstoppable (05/07/06)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A hero and his unbeaten horse won the Kentucky Derby. A hard-charging Barbaro galloped into the lead at the top of the stretch and won by a stunning 6 1/2 lengths Saturday, giving trainer Michael Matz his first Derby victory and jockey Edgar Prado his first winning ride...
Southeast product Robinson makes his return to the majors (05/07/06)
After an absence of more than a year, it's great to see Kerry Robinson back in the major leagues. Robinson, the former Southeast Missouri State star who is in his 12th professional season, just completed his first week as the Royals' regular center fielder...
Like mother, like daughter: Generations borrow from each other's closets (05/07/06)
NEW YORK -- Fashion-conscious families are doing some cross-generational dressing. Grown women are squeezing into miniature Barbie- or Hello Kitty-themed clothes, while their daughters can graduate to True Religion jeans -- which can cost $120 -- about the same time they give up diapers. Even some dads get into the act, buying his-and-his vintage rock concert T-shirts for themselves and their sons...
Mom will like this dessert (05/07/06)
NEW YORK -- Planning on giving mom the night off for Mother's Day? It's a nice thought, but, remember, the family still has to eat. The May issue of FamilyFun magazine offers a recipe for a no-bake cake, offering children the opportunity to do some cooking without turning on an oven. That makes it a doubly sweet treat for mom...
Travel guide announces top-rated spas (05/07/06)
CHICAGO -- Five stars were awarded to just two of the 125 spas visited by inspectors for the Mobil Travel Guide's 2006 edition. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in New York, and Spa Montage at Montage Resort, in Laguna Beach, Calif., won the travel guide's top ratings...
Most teens lack geography skills (05/07/06)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- What city would you visit to tour the Louvre? If you answered Paris, you're doing better than two-thirds of the teenagers surveyed in a study commissioned by the AAA Travel High School Challenge, an annual contest and scholarship program...
Tourism boosts region's economy (05/07/06)
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A region that has felt neglected over the years is getting increasing attention from tourists. They are drawn by the natural beauty of the Hocking Hills and other scenic Appalachian areas of mountains, forests, lakes and caves, by myriad festivals that show off the region's music, dancing, crafts and storytelling, or by the quaint charms of Ohio's Amish people and small rural towns with artists, craftsmen, antique shops and homey restaurants...
Walking the dog (05/07/06)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Many travelers will tell you it can be doggone hard to make arrangements when you have a pet in tow -- worrying about everything from finding dog-friendly hotels to activities for canines while on the go. From plush hotels to, well, ruffing it at campgrounds, the travel industry has more options available for people traveling with their four-legged friends...
Disney program to target young children (05/07/06)
\The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Disney parks in Florida and California have launched a new program called "Magical Beginnings" aimed at families with children age 5 and under. The programs were developed in response to research from the Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown and Russell firm showing that 80 percent of families believe the ideal age for their first major vacation is when the kids are 5 or younger...
Giving back (05/07/06)
With everything moms do, finding the perfect Mothers' Day gift to say "thank you" with can be a challenge. Here's a little inspiration from local moms: The perfect Mother's Day gift would be a day spent with my husband and our children floating down Current River or at a Cardinals baseball game ... just as long as we are together, that's all that counts. As far as a purchased gift, a message would be wonderful or a new cookbook would be No. 1 on the list...
A new generation of (reluctant) campers (05/07/06)
SHE SAID: At an early age, I learned how to make s'mores in the microwave. Call it a coping mechanism, one used to sever the only worthwhile tie to a family tradition. S'mores are about the only thing I enjoy when it comes to camping. If I can experience that same chocolate/marshmallow gooey goodness at home, then that eliminates the need to ever go camping. Right? Right?...
Alice Martin (05/07/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alice L. Martin, 98, of Anna died Friday, May 5, 2006, at City Care Center in Anna. She was born May 11, 1907, at Saratoga, Ill., daughter of George and Nancy Russell Lence. She and Mack Martin were married Nov. 2, 1927. He died June 24, 1960...
Fern Finley (05/07/06)
Myrtle Fern Finley, 93, of Scott City died Friday, May 5, 2006, at home. She was born Aug. 29, 1912, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Effie Wills Stephens. She and Oliver Thomas "O.T." Finley were married Nov. 15, 1934, at Benton, Mo. He died May 6, 1994...
Mildred Campbell (05/07/06)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Mildred L. "Mil" Campbell Herbst of Florissant died Friday, May 5, 2006, at a hospital in Creve Coeur, Mo. Herbst was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Ferguson, for more than 50 years. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Glover, Robyn Hutton and Jo Meissner; a son, Dennis Herbst of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Jay Campbell, Audrey Moore and Louise Ketchum; and three grandchildren...
Dorris Holshouser (05/07/06)
Dorris L. Holshouser, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Wilferth (05/07/06)
EAGLE, Colo. -- John Rockne Wilferth, 40, of Eagle died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at his home, following a lengthy illness brought on by a head injury sustained in a high school baseball practice. He was born Aug. 7, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He and Charlotte Abendroth were married Jan. 20, 1989, and had a son, Briggs Rockne Wilferth. On April 14, 1997, Wilferth married Melinda Gilmore and became a father to Blake, whom he loved very much...
Tyler Glaus (05/07/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Tyler Joseph Glaus, 18, of Chaffee died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center from injuries sustained in a work-related tractor accident. He was born Oct. 9, 1987 at Cape Girardeau, son of Stacey Gerard and Carla Ann Berghoff Glaus...
Anita Ziegler (05/07/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Anita Agnes "Needy" Ziegler, 78, of Benton died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 21, 1927, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Albert and Cecelia Westrich Glastetter. She and Arthur L. Ziegler were married Aug. 12, 1947, at St. Lawrence Church in New Hamburg...
Beussink-Brockmire (05/07/06)
Katie Sue Beussink and Brooks M. Brockmire were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink performed the ceremony. Readers were Steve and Deb Beussink of Jackson, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Brooke Beussink of Jackson, cousin of the bride. Mass servers were Alex Beussink of Jackson, Brianna Ziegler of Cape Girardeau, cousins of the bride; and Erica Scholl of Jackson...
Meyr-Church (05/07/06)
Lindsey Michelle Meyr and Drew Michael Church were united in marriage March 18, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Short performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux, pianist was Diann Daume, and vocalist was Brandon Hahs, all of Cape Girardeau...
Clover-Hill (05/07/06)
GRAND TOWER, Ill. -- Sondra Clover of Grand Tower announces the engagement of her daughter, Michell Elaine Clover, to Jefferey Wayne Hill. He is the son of Mabel Hill of Anna, Ill., and the late Rollie Hill. Clover is also the daughter of the late Mike Clover...
Lehmann-VanGennip (05/07/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Peter and Carol Lehmann of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisa Marie Lehmann, to Richard Alexander VanGennip. He is the son of Richard and Teresa VanGennip of Marble Hill. Lehmann is a 2003 graduate of Woodland High School, and a 2006 graduate of Metro Business College. She is a massage therapist at Defining Looks in Sikeston, Mo...
Copeland-Sadler (05/07/06)
Kelvin and Claudette Bevell of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Nicole Copeland, to Mac Shane Sadler. A May 15 wedding is planned at Cape County Park.
Winchester- Sadler (05/07/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Michael and Doris Winchester of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanna Winchester, to Andy Sadler. He is the son of Ed and Tanya Sadler of Chaffee, Mo. Winchester is a 2002 graduate of Advance High School. She is activity director at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau...
Teig- Hughey (05/07/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- James and Connie Teig of Overland Park, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Helena Teig, to Lance Alan Hughey. He is the son of Michael and Autumn Hughey of Altenburg. Teig is a teacher at Stanley Elementary in Stanley, Kan...
Green-Heberlie (05/07/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kenneth and Bridget Green of Florissant, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Allison Green, to Jacob Myles Heberlie. He is the son of Frederick and Nancy Heberlie of Perryville. Green is a 2001 graduate of Hazelwood Central High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in early childhood from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in May...
Fisher-Bouslog (05/07/06)
Dora Fisher of Scott City announces the engagement of her daughter, Tracy Lee Fisher, to Justin Wade Bouslog, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Lyle and Miriam Bouslog of Nashville, Tenn. Fisher is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education and a master of arts degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis...
Beel-Peters (05/07/06)
Roy and Barbara Beel of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Ann Beel, to Gregory Allan Peters, both of Bonnots Mill, Mo. He is the son of Mary Peters of Bonnots Mill, and the late Carter "Junior" Peters. Beel is a 1997 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She expects to receive a degree in middle school education from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., in May. She will teach this fall at Linn High School in Linn, Mo...
Kesterson-Barker (05/07/06)
Heather Leah Kesterson and Jeffrey Dean Barker of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Steve and Chari Willis of Goose Creek, S.C. He is the son of Dale and Gale Barker of Bloomfield, Mo., and the late Jannie Barker. Kesterson is a 1989 graduate of Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at U-Tan Tanning Salon in Cape Girardeau...
Hennecke-Poyner (05/07/06)
Mary Ann Hennecke and Bill Hennecke of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Renee Hennecke, to Gary Lynn Poyner Jr. He is the son of Judy Poyner and the late Gary Poyner of Scott City. Hennecke is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School. ...
Parker-Spies (05/07/06)
Terry Parker of Jackson and Rita Parker of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn Parker, to Christopher Wayne Spies. He is the son of Kenny Spies of Scott City and Donna Spies of Topeka, Kan. Parker is a 1992 graduate of Scott City High School, and received a degree as an administrative assistant from Metro Business College in 1993. She is a secretary with Security Bank and Trust Co...
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Out of the past 5/7/06 (05/07/06)
25 years ago: May 7, 1981 Representatives of Cape Girardeau Cable Television plan to appear before the city council in June to ask that the system be accepted as completed; however, in light of last night's council session, the system might not receive a nod from the council until the company buries a number of cables which are now lying on the ground in parts of the city...
Missourians have a right to know who is influencing whom (05/07/06)
By Timothy P. Green In response to the April 28 article "Legal laundering," it is commonplace for political committee treasurers to receive requests or suggestions of where to send contributions and the contribution amount. It is as commonplace as mothers telling their children to phone when they arrive home safely...
Restorative justice (05/07/06)
For years, officials who run prisons and other correctional facilities have recognized that "the system" has a way of perpetuating a life of crime. For several years, Missouri's prison system has focused on rehabilitation, but many adult offenders return to crime after a prison stay...
Fuels costs depend on consumers (05/07/06)
To the editor: Upset about high gasoline prices? From the mid-1980s to the late-1990s, Americans drove front-wheel drive cars that got mileage between 25 and 30 miles per gallon. Since the late-1990s, when gas was relatively cheap, we reverted to rear wheel-drive SUVs and pickups that averaged 12 to 15 mpg. Use of rear wheel-drive vehicles resulted in unnecessary fuel consumption...
Vicious attacks aren't convincing (05/07/06)
To the editor: Alan Journet wrote to the editor once again denouncing President Bush. Much like the Democratic Party, Journet expended effort lambasting presidential policy but failed to offer alternative solutions. Journet stated, "They ignore the reality that contradicts policies because the policies are grounded in a blind commitment to uninformed ideology." I would counter that critics ignore the reality that Republicans at least have a plan, whether you agree with it or not. ...
Speak Out 5/7/06 (05/07/06)
Board accountability; Bad idea; Socialized medicine; Supper or dinner?; Low turnout; Rusty walkway; Political pricing; Dumey is big asset
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