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Stories from Saturday, November 3, 2001

Southeast's Miller receives arts honor (11/03/01)
Dr. Gary Miller, chairman of the Southeast music department and a busy organ recitalist, is the newest recipient of the Otto F. Dingeldein Award. The award is given annually by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri for achievement of excellence in the arts. The presentation was made Friday night at Academic Auditorium during intermission of a Gershwin concert by British pianist Jack Gibbons...
County's new drug court helps offenders find sobriety (11/03/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County's drug court is in full swing with some of the program's participants celebrating more than 30 days of sobriety. Others are sitting in jail. "This program is what you make of it," said drug court administrator Steve Narrow...
Nixon discusses psychic, gasoline prices (11/03/01)
State attorney general Jay Nixon suggested Friday that legal actions taken against a Florida psychic foretell the future of others who violate Missouri's limits on telemarketing. "A lot of people watched the Miss Cleo case," said Nixon, speaking at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's monthly coffee gathering. "The results of the case show you can't violate the 'no-call' law in Missouri without repercussions."...
Students, teachers join in forming human flag (11/03/01)
Andrea Horrell knew how to be a star. Getting everyone else lined up in red, white and blue was a little harder. The Cape Christian School sixth-grader and several of her classmates organized a human flag in a demonstration of patriotism. Principal Beverly Smart carefully lined up the group of 130 children, who ranged from kindergarten to fourth grade, and teachers in the school gym on Friday morning. ...
Aldermen to decide on new city attorney (11/03/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Thomas Ludwig, currently Jackson's city prosecutor, will be nominated Monday to become Jackson's next city attorney. Ludwig was a partner in the same Jackson law firm as David Beeson, who served as Jackson's city attorney from 1990 until his unexpected death last month from a heart attack...
University awarded grant to preserve Houck papers (11/03/01)
Southeast Missouri State University has received a $22,500 Missouri Historical Records grant to fund the conservation, arrangement and description of the Louis Houck papers. Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt made the announcement Thursday. The Missouri Historical Records Grant Program was created last year through a $300,000 legislative appropriation from the state of Missouri and a $300,000 matching grant from the National Historical Publication and Records Commission, the grant-making arm of the National Archives.. ...
A Chicago welcome (11/03/01)
CHICAGO -- First it was a plan to turn Chicagoans into tourists in their own city. Now in yet another effort to attract more visitors -- and their wallets -- the city is asking residents to show out-of-towners around. On Friday, the city's tourism department kicked off "Chicago Greeter," a free service for visitors who want to see the city through the eyes of people who live in it...
Vehicle searches expanded by Lambert Airport officials (11/03/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Ratcheting up security in response to the FBI's latest terrorism warning this week, Lambert Airport authorities have begun stopping and inspecting cars before they enter the site's hourly parking garages. Security guards previously had only stopped sport utility vehicles, vans and trucks with camper shells -- vehicles that have not been allowed in Lambert's hourly parking garages for the past six weeks, airport Police Chief Paul Mason said...
Lawmakers gather to study term limits (11/03/01)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Term limits guarantee a new look for the Missouri Legislature after the end of next year, and that has lawmakers anxiously looking for ways to deal with the impending change. So concerned are lawmakers, that nearly 90 of them turned out for a three-day conference with term limits as the only item on the agenda...
Man pleads guilty to health-care fraud (11/03/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri clinical psychologist has admitted to causing federally funded health care programs to be billed for up to $30,000 in services that were never provided. Forrest H. Braack, 52, of Richland, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Springfield to two counts of health care fraud and one of Medicaid fraud...
Court upholds party contribution limits (11/03/01)
JEFFERSON CITY -- In a defeat for the Missouri Republican Party, a federal appeals court on Friday reversed itself and upheld the state's limits on how much political parties can give to individual candidates. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis said in its eight-page ruling that the state's limits were constitutional after previously ruling they were not...
Catholic bishops want greater role for parishes (11/03/01)
VATICAN CITY -- The bishops who assembled from around the world for a monthlong meeting with Pope John Paul II tackled issues ranging from terrorism to their mandatory retirement age. Yet they frequently returned to one concern: They want more power for themselves and a little less for Rome...
Matthews man injured (11/03/01)
MINER, Mo. -- A Matthews, Mo., man was seriously injured Friday when the car he was driving flipped and he was thrown from the vehicle. Steven Cummins, 28, was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., after his car ran off the side of the roadway and struck a culvert...
'The bigger picture' (11/03/01)
Sermons that called them to revival, to be salt and light sharing the gospel with the world around them, and reports on mission work in Belarus and Wyoming were among highlights of the Missouri Baptist Convention, which concluded its 167th annual meeting in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday...
Terrorist threats may reset Doomsday Clock (11/03/01)
CHICAGO -- After three years of standing still, the Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists may be moved closer to midnight after its board deliberates on recent world events later this month. Bulletin publisher Stephen Schwartz said Friday the clock, a Cold War icon in which midnight symbolizes nuclear destruction, has never responded to terrorist activities because they did not alter the global security landscape. ...
Hunting, fishing museum opens (11/03/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It was showtime Friday for a menagerie of mammals, fish, reptiles and birds as the nation's first museum devoted to wildlife and outdoor conservation opened to the public. The 92,000-square-foot is filled with hunting and fishing displays and videos, along with numerous interactive exhibits with computer simulators that let visitors do everything from reel in a trophy fish to hear stories about famous sportsmen, such as Teddy Roosevelt and James Audubon...
Statues raise money for charities (11/03/01)
ST. LOUIS -- A lost-and-found Shakespearean statue of "Juliette" is among more than 30 figures still available for purchase from the "People Project," the public arts display in the St. Louis area. So far, more than 100 statues that were part of the project have been sold to the highest bidders. The figures have raised $127,000 to benefit more than 70 charities and the People Project itself. About 32 statues remain for auction on the Internet...
Sexy cheerleading draws ire (11/03/01)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The marching band launches into the Motown classic "Just My Imagination" as Beach High School's dancers let their knee-length coats slip from their shoulders and begin to shake their hips in shorts, tights and miniskirts. Is their act too sexy for a high-school halftime show?...
Court throws out 'three-strike' sentence (11/03/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Friday threw out a shoplifter's 50-year sentence under California's "three strikes" law as "grossly disproportionate" -- a ruling that could lead to hundreds of challenges from defendants who received near-life terms for petty crimes...
Job losses highest in two decades (11/03/01)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate shot up to 5.4 percent in October and job losses surged to the highest level in more than two decades as the full brunt of the terrorist attacks hit an already weak economy. Economists said they no longer had any doubt that the country was in recession and warned that it could be deeper and longer than they initially thought...
Questions on identities of hijackers resolved (11/03/01)
WASHINGTON -- FBI Director Robert Mueller said Friday investigators have established the true identities of all 19 of the Sept. 11 hijackers and have found places outside the United States where the plot was hatched. But progress on the anthrax investigation has been slow, Mueller conceded as he appealed for Americans, especially those working in medical labs where anthrax is studied, to contact authorities about suspicious activities...
Bush- U.S. bombing won't stop during Islam's Ramadan (11/03/01)
Associated Press/David Longstreath A U.S. Navy F/14 Tomcat launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt Friday. The Roosevelt, based in Norfolk, Va., is one of three U.S. Navy battle groups in the north Arabian Sea involved in the attacks against the Taliban and al-Qaida. By Susanne M. Schafer ~ The Associated Press...
Health officials expect more anthrax cases (11/03/01)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's top health officials said Friday they expect more people to fall ill from anthrax and they fear the investigation may be handicapped because they don't know how many labs have the lethal bacteria. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said he is bracing for the discovery of more anthrax letters in the truckloads of decontaminated mail that postal authorities are tediously sorting...
Microsoft, DOJ reveal terms of landmark antitrust deal (11/03/01)
WASHINGTON -- Offering an end to their epic legal battle, the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. asked a judge Friday to approve a settlement of antitrust charges that would set new rules for the nation's hard-hit technology industry. The deal would require Microsoft to give independent monitors full access to its books and plans for five years to ensure compliance and to provide information to help rivals make products compatible with its dominant Windows operating software...
USDA hiring vets to enforce humane laws at meat plants (11/03/01)
WASHINGTON -- The government is hiring veterinarians around the country to make sure slaughterhouses are treating livestock humanely, following accusations from the fast-food industry and animal rights groups. The Agriculture Department is creating an electronic database to track violations but denies there are widespread violations...
New York firefighters skirmish with police (11/03/01)
NEW YORK -- Hundreds of firefighters marched to ground zero and City Hall on Friday, some scuffling with police, in an emotional protest over Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's decision to scale back the number of workers searching for remains. Eleven firefighters and a union official were arrested...
Bridge traffic light following threat warning to West Coast (11/03/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- National Guardsmen with M-16s and Humvees patrolled the Golden Gate and other California bridges Friday, and traffic across the spans was lighter than usual as a warning of terrorist attacks shifted the nation's anxiety from the East Coast to the West...
Re-election of Protestant party chief blocked (11/03/01)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland's Catholic-Protestant government faced suspension or collapse Friday after two rebellious Protestant lawmakers refused to support their party chief's effort to be re-elected government leader. David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, couldn't rally enough support from the Protestant side of the 108-seat legislature, which must approve the selection of Cabinet ministers. ...
Peres, Arafat meet in Spain, but not to restart negotiations (11/03/01)
POLLENSA, Spain -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres lunched together Friday, the first meeting between the two in more than a month. There was little expectation the talk would ease Mideast violence. The two men, along with Egypt's president and Spain's prime minister, held a "serious and intense" discussion around the table on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca, said an Egyptian delegate who spoke on the condition of anonymity...
Street rallies in Iran raising questions for religious rulers (11/03/01)
TEHRAN, Iran -- In a new movie, young Iranian lovers are harassed by morality police for being alone together in a car. The outraged young man finally attacks the officer -- often to the cheers of the audience. "You don't understand us," the actor cries. "We are the new generation."...
25 suspected Islamic militants killed en route to Pakistan (11/03/01)
JAMMU, India -- Indian forces in Kashmir killed at least 25 suspected Islamic militants who tried to cross over to Pakistan on Friday, the Indian army said. The fighting came after security forces intercepted messages suggesting some militant groups would try to leave Kashmir to join Taliban forces in Afghanistan, said Brig. Gen. P.C. Das...
Kelly boys to run at Class 2A state meet (11/03/01)
Kelly's boys, the only area team to qualify for the state cross country meet, and several individual qualifiers from local teams will compete at the Oak Hills Golf Center, a hilly 3.1-mile course, in Jefferson City today. The Class 2A Hawks, no stranger to state competition, will be making their fifth consecutive trip...
ND spikers to play for third place (11/03/01)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Notre Dame High School's best-ever season in volleyball will not end with a state championship, but the Lady Bulldogs can still finish their exceptional year with a victory. The Lady Bulldogs, competing in the Class 2A Final Four Friday, won just one of their six games during round-robin competition. That means Notre Dame (27-10-2) will play Fair Grove (28-3-5) at 9 a.m. today for third place...
Charleston romps past Scott City, wins district (11/03/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- The Charleston High School football team kept Scott City in a fog -- literally -- Friday night as the Blue Jays easily wrapped up their second straight Class 2A, District 2 title. Much of the regular-season finale in Scott City was played under an extremely heavy fog cover that left most fans wondering what was happening on the field...
No Bluff- Jackson is champ (11/03/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Nothing erases a bad memory like a district championship. The Jackson Indians redeemed last year's upset loss to Poplar Bluff Friday night, defeating the Mules 34-28 for the Class 5A, District 1 and SEMO North Conference championship...
Tigers kick open door to Class 4A sectional (11/03/01)
Both teams played like champions, but Cape Central's 1-0 win over archrival Jackson gave the Tigers the Class 4A, District 1 crown at the SEMO Intramural Soccer Field Friday. "We knew, coming in, that it was going to be a battle," said Cape Central coach Tom Doyle, whose team improved to 23-3-1. "Fortunately for us, we were the one to put the ball in the back of the net."...
ND hopes to finally beat sectional nemesis (11/03/01)
For all the success the Notre Dame High School boys soccer team has had over the last several seasons, there has been one missing ingredient -- and a glaring one -- for the Bulldogs. They have never been able to advance past the sectional round of the playoffs...
SE wraps up OVC season tonight (11/03/01)
On paper, Eastern Kentucky shouldn't have much trouble with Southeast Missouri State University when the football teams hook up at Houck Stadium tonight in the Indians' final Ohio Valley Conference game of the season. But Roy Kidd, EKU's legendary coach, hasn't compiled more than 300 victories by overlooking anybody. So he says he's genuinely concerned about the problems the Indians (3-6 overall, 1-4 OVC) present for his powerful Colonels (5-2, 3-1)...
Otahkians roll past Goldstar (11/03/01)
The Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball team opened its 2001-02 schedule with a 93-60 exhibition victory over Goldstar Basketball Friday night at the Show Me Center. Leading just 42-38 at the half, Southeast used a 51-point second half explosion to pull away for a comfortable victory. After a tie early in the second half, the Otahkians went on a 38-10 run...
Otahkians attempt to complete perfect OVC season Sunday (11/03/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's soccer team has already wrapped up its first Ohio Valley Conference championship and will host the OVC Tournament next weekend. But don't expect any kind of a letdown Sunday when the Otahkians finish the regular season with a 2 p.m. game against Murray State at Houck Stadium...
MU makes house call to ailing Colorado (11/03/01)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Players gamely battled back from a 12-point deficit late in the third quarter, and coaches wracked their brains for schemes and plays that would work against a stubborn opponent. But nobody worked harder in Saturday night's game at Oklahoma State than the Colorado medical staff...
Once-powerful programs nearly out of bowl picture (11/03/01)
Once again, there's no title talk at Alabama, Ohio State or USC this season -- not even conference title talk. In fact, the Crimson Tide, Buckeyes and Trojans may all end up with losing records and without a spot in any of the 25 bowl games. Times have changed for three of college football's glamour programs, which have combined for 12 national championships -- six for Alabama and three each for Ohio State and USC. 'Bama won a title most recently, in 1992...
Yankee heroics have D-backs against the wall (11/03/01)
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks arrived at Yankee Stadium this week, all eager to explore the most storied ballpark in sports. By the time they watched Chuck Knoblauch slide home early Friday, they'd seen enough. A giant rat in their dugout. A pair of ninth-inning leads slip away with one out to go. And three straight losses that gave the New York Yankees a 3-2 edge in the World Series...
Verplank carries lead at Tour Championship (11/03/01)
HOUSTON -- Winning the Tour Championship would be a great way to cap off a remarkable return from injury. Not just for Tiger Woods, but for Scott Verplank. Woods only has to deal with an aching back, which he described Friday as a bruise that will be less painful as the week goes on. Verplank has had to overcome three elbow surgeries that nearly ended his career...
Wallace wins pole for Pop Secret 400 (11/03/01)
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Proving that if given good equipment he can be competitive, Kenny Wallace won the pole Friday for the Pop Secret Microwave 400 in a Chevrolet fielded by Dale Earnhardt Inc. Wallace, in the DEI car as a fill-in driver for the injured Steve Park, ran a fast lap around North Carolina Speedway at 154.690 mph to earn his third career pole and first since 1997...
A recurring nightmare (11/03/01)
$$$Start jlitke NEW YORK -- There may be no coming back from this. Arizona's Byung-Hyun Kim is only 22, but he's already collected enough pain in two nights to last a career. He entered Game 4 as a big-league closer on the rise, the first native of South Korea to appear in a World Series. After surrendering a game-tying two-run home run to Tino Martinez in the ninth and the game-winner to Derek Jeter an inning later, he left it wondering how things could get worse...
Pianist captures Gershwin spirit in concert (11/03/01)
AMERICAN MELODIES Acclaimed as the foremost Gershwin interpreter on the concert stage right now, Gibbons lived up to the billing. By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian...
Federal Mogul expected to close (11/03/01)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A major Bootheel employer is expected to shut down soon. Federal Mogul of Malden, which employs about 400 people, announced to employees Thursday the company is completing a study on closing the plant. Sources said an announcement of the closing is expected by Dec. 1...
Edward Heckert (11/03/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Edward Heckert, 76, of Sikeston died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He was born July 22, 1925, in Bertrand, Mo., son of Lawrence Doyle and Cecil Meeks Heckert. He and Pauline Parr were married Aug. 31, 1946...
Joyce Holekamp (11/03/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Joyce Ann Holekamp, 53, of Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 30, 1948, in Shawnee, Okla., daughter of Homer L. and Lucille Tison Nelson. She married Richard F. Holekamp...
June Ruff (11/03/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Funeral for June Ruff of Hattiesburg, Miss., will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer will officiate. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery at Tilsit, Mo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. today...
Paralee Green (11/03/01)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Paralee Elizabeth Green, 94, of Sedgewickville died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 12, 1907, at Malden, Mo., daughter of Neal and Adella Almond Marler. She and Frank Moultrie Green were married June 17, 1924. He died July 11, 1988...
Phil Waldman (11/03/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Ellis Philip Waldman Jr. of Sikeston will be held at 1 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. David Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Sikeston City Cemetery, with full military honors. Waldman, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center...
Christopher Quinn (11/03/01)
Funeral Mass for Christopher Allyn Quinn of Cape Girardeau will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Schulte will officiate. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 9-10:45 a.m. Monday...
Eugene Scholz (11/03/01)
Funeral for Marvin Eugene "Gene" Scholz, formerly of Whitewater, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump, Mo. The Revs. Joe Allen and Willis Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson, Mo...
Verda Hines (11/03/01)
Verda Hines, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1910, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of Augustus and Margaret E. Caldwell Smith. She and Robert C. Hines were married June 2, 1933, at Lilbourn, Mo...
Helen Cotner (11/03/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Helen Cotner, 79, of Jackson died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Parkside Meadows in St. Charles, Mo. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Vincent (11/03/01)
MAKANDA, Ill. -- Mildred M. Vincent, 93, of Makanda died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro, Ill. She was born April 1, 1908, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Charles and Nellie Casper Harris. She and Golbern Vincent were married June 24, 1924, in Union County, Ill. He died Dec. 16, 1989...
Zoa Cox (11/03/01)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Zoa Gertrude Cox, 90, of Puxico died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Puxico Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 9, 1911, near Puxico, daughter of William C. and Betty Hastings Gray. She and Arthur M. Cox were married Feb. 3, 1934. He died May 8, 1984...
Births 11/01/01 (11/03/01)
McCuan Daughter to Vance L. and Tosca A. McCuan of Jackson, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 12:26 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001. Name, Candis Dawn. Weight, 9 pounds 1 ounce. Mrs. McCuan is the daughter of Gerald and Faye Zoellner of Perryville, Mo. She is a registered nurse at St. Francis. McCuan is the son of Bonnie Noah of Jackson. He is an ultrasonographer at St. Francis...
Sheriff 11/03/01 (11/03/01)
Cape Girardeau County Saturday, Nov. 3 DWIRodney H. Holshouser, 50, of Cape Girardeau was arrested Oct. 20 for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsGoldie L. Wahl, 17, of Perryville, Mo., was arrested Oct. 21 for felony assault. Will T. Ryhmer, 18, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Oct. 21 for failure to appear on a charge of purchase or possession of liquor by a minor...
Cape police 11/03/01 (11/03/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov.3 ArrestsScott Dwayne Varney, 39, of Chaffee, Mo., was arrested Thursday for failure to appear. Kimberly Dawn Gibson, 26, of 324 Olive was arrested Friday for disturbing the peace. Christopher Todd Gibson, 29, of 324 Olive was arrested Friday for disturbing the peace...
Fire 11/03/01 (11/03/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 3 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 5:18 p.m., a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Independence and Kingshighway. At 6:01 p.m., an illegal burn 1912 Westwood. At 9:17 p.m., an emergency medical response to 507 Cape Meadow Circle...
Out of the past 11/3/01 (11/03/01)
10 years ago: Nov. 3, 1991 Calendar reads Nov. 7, but thermometer reports mid-winter temperatures; 10 p.m. reading at Municipal Airport is chilly 22 degrees; temperatures in Missouri and much of Midwest plunge to lows not normally seen until January; dome of extremely cold air has pushed deep into midsection of nation...
Cape Girardeau is planning for major needs (11/03/01)
P The current wish list totaling nearly $50 million will guide the city budgeting process as the most urgent needs are assessed and ways to pay for those needs are developed. Anyone who looked closely at the spending wish list of various Cape Girardeau city departments -- published in the Southeast Missourian last Sunday -- could easily have been frightened by some of the big numbers. ...
Speak Out 11/03/01 (11/03/01)
Keep us laughing I'M ALWAYS reassured to be able to open the newspaper and read about Heidi Hall's elliptical life. Thanks for keeping us laughing each Wednesday morning, Heidi. Generous donation MODEST, PRIVATE and almost reclusive Sikeston resident Don Bedell has become a matter of some public controversy because of his generous donation to Cape's River Campus. ...