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Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Technological upgrades make therapy fun too (01/22/02)
SIKESTON -In one corner there are 5 to 7-foot tall columns of bubbling water that change color with the flip of a switch. Across the room you'll find large rectangular mats of bright colors that play music or sounds when stepped on. In another area, there is a specially adapted water bed surrounded by sheer curtains reflecting an ocean scene from a wall-mounted projector...
Cape mayor discusses charter city pros, cons (01/22/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Nearly 10 years ago, city residents, feeling disenfranchised and looking to be empowered, decided they wanted the city council members to be elected from wards instead of at large. "The idea was that we'd have better representation," recalled Al Spradling III, Cape Girardeau's mayor...
Segregation generation keeps King's dream alive (01/22/02)
SIKESTON - Bundled up on a cold Monday morning outside the West End Missionary Baptist Church, 7-year-old Geneitrious White stood among a crowd of people, waiting to participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Motorcade...
Bell City, Advance roll in Stoddard County opener (01/22/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Stoddard County Conference Tournament opened on Monday night with second-seeded Bell City routing Woodland 102-72, and fourth-seeded Advance blistering Puxico, 84-48. Third-seeded Bernie will play Richland today at 5:30 p.m., followed by top-seeded Dexter against Bloomfield at 8:30 p.m...
SHS holds off Kennett rally (01/22/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks expected a tough battle from Kennett on Monday night, and that's exactly what his team got in a 42-39 victory. "I didn't want to underestimate Kennett," said Brooks. "They're young and they've got some good coaches. I knew they were going to be tough."...
Dunlap leads Lady Bearcats to victory (01/22/02)
ELSINORE -- Dexter's girls team won its 10th game of the season Monday, beating East Carter 55-45. Katie Dunlap carried most of the scoring load, finishing with a game-high 22 points. Stephanie Rose finished with 12, followed by Rachael Blunt with nine...
Velda Harriel (01/22/02)
GRAYRIDGE - Velda Harriel, 46, died at 5:35 p.m. Jan. 21, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 25, 1955, at Catron, daughter of Roy B. and Louise Davidson of Canalou, she was a housewife, homemaker and a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church. On Aug. 11, 1976, in Rome, Ga., she married Leonard "Lenny" Harriel, who survives of the home...
Donald Hearnes (01/22/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Donald Hearnes, 91, who died Jan. 20, 2002, will be: John Moxley, Ernest P. "Jack" Moxley, Charles Moxley, Robert E. Hearnes Jr., Richard W. Hearnes and Justin Bolick...
Raymond Orr (01/22/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Raymond Orr, 81, who died Jan. 18, 2002, were: T.L. Jarrell, Dean Jarrell, Alan Reed, Jimmie Baker, Bill Abbott and Larry Meadows.
James Young (01/22/02)
DEXTER - James H. "Frog" Young, 80, died Jan. 21, 2002, at his home in Dexter. Born Aug. 14, 1921, in Clines Island to the late Arthur and Sadie Tankersley Young, he had worked for Ford Motor Co. for 30 years before moving to Dexter 13 1/2 years ago. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene...
Leon Halter (01/22/02)
BENTON - Leon Halter, 81, died at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 21, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 1, 1921, in Benton, son of the late Charles and Emma Schlitt Halter, he was a self-employed farmer and member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Chamber of Commerce in Benton...
Tom Taylor (01/22/02)
ESSEX - Thomas G. Taylor, 89, died Jan. 22, 2002, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Burns - Slavings (01/22/02)
DEXTER - Brenda Kay Burns and Daniel D. Slavings Jr. were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony Sept. 29, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Dexter. The Rev. Wayne Dismuke performed the double-ring ceremony. Candelabras, accented with fresh greenery and pink bows, decorated the sanctuary. ...
Hornburg - Bailey (01/22/02)
NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Hornburg have announced the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Ann, to Dennis "Porky" Bailey II, son of Dennis and Carolyn Bailey of Lilbourn. A 1998 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride graduated in 2000 from the Sikeston Public Schools Practical Nurse Program. ...
Looking Back In Time (01/22/02)
SIKESTON - A new State Trooper joined members of Troop E stationed in Sikeston Wednesday. He is Lloyd Murphy of Hillsboro in Jefferson County, who is a newcomer to the state patrol, but who has served three years as deputy sheriff in Jefferson County, where he was born and reared...
Radicals' violence can't be forgotten (01/22/02)
One-by-one, time is catching-up with the fugitive relics of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Last week California police arrested Emily and Bill Harris, two would-be radicals who joined with the ranks of black ex-convicts and used their brand of violence of make headlines in 1975...
SPEAKOUT (01/22/02)
I read about the American Legion fish fry on Jan. 12. I called to have them deliver a meal to me and they refused. I'm just a few years short of 100 years old, disabled and have no family here. I didn't expect them to do this for nothing. I planned on paying them for the dinner. I sure hope they enjoyed their dinner...