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Stories from Saturday, May 4, 2002

SEMO students can go online for preferred parking spots (05/04/02)
Southeast Missouri State University students will be able to apply online for preferred parking permits for the first time this summer. Students may apply starting at 8 a.m. on July 8 for parking permits for the 2002-2003 school year. Beth Glaus, manager of parking and transit at Southeast, said online registration will allow all students the same opportunity to register for permits...
Foul-weather friends (05/04/02)
Volunteer spotters help meteorologists track storms By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian They're often the difference between a watch and a warning, the difference between keeping alert and taking cover. And in the most extreme cases, when high-tech equipment can't always give the needed details, weather spotters can be the difference between life and death...
Spiderman.1a (05/04/02)
By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian Claiming to be a fan since birth, Neil Shockley was dressed for the opening day of the "Spider-Man" movie based on the popular comic book superhero. Shockley caused a mild commotion when he arrived at a Cape Girardeau theater Friday clad in a Spider-Man mask and T-shirt and claiming to have similar powers to the superhero...
Inspections director leaving city post (05/04/02)
Cape Girardeau inspections director Tarryl Booker has accepted the position of building and neighborhood services manager for the city of Carbondale, Ill. Booker is the second city department head to have turned in a resignation in the last week. The city announced Terri Clark-Bauer's resignation as the Convention and Visitors Bureau director on Monday...
State's outreach manager updates business community (05/04/02)
State officials in Jefferson City are working issues that are important to the business community, such as providing more online access, building new roads and eliminating governmental paperwork. That's what James P. Thompson, project manager for Small Business Outreach, told those who attended First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center Friday...
Fruitland Livestock 5/4/02 (05/04/02)
Fruitland Livestock FRUITLAND, Mo. -- Fruitland Livestock Auction Wednesday. Receipts: 432; last week, 536; last year, 559; compared to last week steers and heifers sold steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 higher and bulls sold 2.00 higher; demand moderate and supply light. Cows made up approximately 33 percent of the run, 66 percent feeders...
speak out use 5/4 (05/04/02)
I SAW on CBS News where they say that big oil has manipulated things so they can keep prices high. I can very easily imagine that, as well as I can imagine ABC, CBS and NBC also manipulating the news to keep their ratings up. I don't see a whole lot of difference in their thought process...
Emergency Center operations go at fast pace (05/04/02)
David Hitt and Charlie Griffith can't sleep through storms anymore. At the earliest signs of severe weather, they immediately run to a basement and listen intently to weather reports. They keep their eyes on a radar screen, anticipating where storms will go and mentally prepare for the worst...
religion briefs 5/4 (05/04/02)
Prayer patrol prepares to meet at La Croix Participants in the prayer patrol a La Croix United Methodist Church will meet, some for the first time, this weekend. Over the past few weeks, children have been praying for police, firefighters and emergency workers as part of a ministry program sponsored by the church...
Bible's least optimistic book offers lessons on difficulties (05/04/02)
Without quite admitting it, American Christians, both conservatives and liberals, often excise those gnarly, negative portions of the Bible. Preachers offer self-help, self-affirmation, psychology, positive thinking and possibility thinking. The "prosperity gospel" (aka "name it and claim it") guarantees health and wealth, while the big-selling "Prayer of Jabez" promises spiritual successes...
religion calendar 5/4 (05/04/02)
Today Ladies Evening Out and Exhale Plus Conference events sponsored by the House of Prayer Outreach Mission. The luncheon begins at 10:30 a.m. at House of Prayer. A TranquiliTea is at 7 p.m. at the House of Prayer. Tickets are required for both events...
Songs from the soul Waitress nourishes customers with words fro (05/04/02)
BRANSON, Mo. -- The diner's crowded for a weekday morning. Dishes clatter, spoons clink on glass, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. Tables are packed hungry tourists gearing up for a day of sightseeing, locals headed to work. The waitress turns from the counter with a microphone fills the restaurant with song, strong and clear:...
people in the pew/st.mary vols (05/04/02)
Work passes quickly when friends share the labor. That's exactly what the four women who gather each week to assemble the bulletins used in weekend Masses at St. Mary's Cathedral think. The quartet -- Virginia Poston, Hermina Westrich, Iva Fee and Kathleen Kluesner -- has been meeting in the parish office center each Friday for years to assemble the pages and inserts for the 850 bulletins used at St. Mary's and Old St. Vincent churches...
Finding my pot of gold (05/04/02)
"Look up; do you see the beautiful rainbow?" "I see my rainbow in the clouds to serve a sign of the covenant between me and the earth" (Genesis 9:13). "If you walk to the end of that rainbow, you will find a bright shiny "pot of gold." I heard those quotes from my mother often as I was being reared on a farm in Southern Missouri where fluffy, white cotton grew. ...
Lotz bio box (05/04/02)
ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ
  • BORN: May 21, 1948, the second of five children to Billy and Ruth Graham. FAMILY: Married to Danny Lotz, a dentist; three grown children. WORK: Founder of AnGeL Ministries in 1988, a vehicle for Lotz's revival meetings and speaking engagements. She's written four books; a fifth is scheduled for release this fall...
  • GOP activist Lichtenegger will meet with president (05/04/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- When Donna Lichtenegger opened the mailed invitation to meet with President George W. Bush, she thought it was a fund raiser. "I wondered how much this was going to cost," she said. She soon found out she wasn't being asked to give a dime...
    Skeletal remains identified as missing man from Campbell (05/04/02)
    Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- Skeletal remains found off a county road near Campbell, Mo., last fall have been identified as those of a Campbell man, missing for nearly nine years, said Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder. Holder said the remains are those of Trenton Terrell "Terry" Akridge, who was reported missing July 9, 1993...
    Cheating charges probed (05/04/02)
    FAUCETT, Mo. -- The Mid-Buchanan School District has placed a fourth-grade teacher on administrative leave while it investigates allegations that she inappropriately helped her students on state tests.
    Carry-on rules still confuse passengers (05/04/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- While packing for his business trip, Paul Stubbs tossed in a pack of matches in case airport security workers seized his cigarette lighter and even brought an electric shaver so he wouldn't have to surrender his disposable razor. "I made sure there were no sharp objects, no glass, no nothing that could be used as a weapon," the Knoxville, Tenn., man said Thursday in a Lambert Airport smoking lounge...
    Firefighters seek bargaining vote (05/04/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A firefighters' union seeking the right of collective bargaining has gathered more than enough signatures to put the issue before voters in November, a union official said. The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters has been gathering signatures supporting its proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution for about 16 months -- getting the earliest jump of any group attempting to put a question on the ballot...
    Both sides in Vienna prison lawsuit to have their day in court (05/04/02)
    VIENNA, Ill. -- Lawyers for a state employees' union will try to convince a judge here Monday that Gov. George Ryan doesn't have the right to close the Vienna Correctional Center before the current fiscal year is over, a union official said Friday...
    Talent doesn't fear sympathy vote (05/04/02)
    LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Missourians still feel sorry about U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan's loss of her husband and son in a campaign plane crash 18 months ago, but sympathy votes won't elect her, Republican Jim Talent said Friday. "Is there a sympathy vote? I think clearly there's sympathy, and there ought to be. I'd think less of Missourians than I do if I thought they didn't still sympathize," said Talent, the Democratic senator's best-known GOP challenger...
    DNA to arrive Monday as activist keeps case going (05/04/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- DNA that could provide the identity of a child whose body was found more than a year ago in Kansas City will not arrive here until Monday. Police said Friday that a missing 5-year-old Miami girl, Rilya Wilson, has many similarities to the beheaded child known to Kansas Citians as Precious Doe. Her body was found in Kansas City more than a year ago; Rilya has been missing from Miami for 15 months...
    State panel OKs Jackson four-lane highway (05/04/02)
    Submitted photo A stained-glass and wooden cross hung in the sanctuary at First G ROADWAY'S REDESIGN By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission on Friday approved a controversial redesign of Highway 34-72 through Jackson, Mo., opposed by some city residents and business owners...
    Renegade priest faces rape charges in Boston (05/04/02)
    BOSTON -- For decades, the Rev. Paul Shanley had been a renegade -- he was quoted as publicly advocating sex between men and boys and spoke against the church's treatment of gays. Even so, the archdiocese did not remove him as a priest -- instead transferring him to several parishes, despite allegations of sexual abuse. Now, he's behind bars, facing criminal charges he repeatedly raped a boy...
    Part of Cleveland airport evacuated after bag sets off explosiv (05/04/02)
    CLEVELAND -- Two airport concourses were evacuated Friday after a passenger's bag set off an explosives detector, and the passenger and bag disappeared into the crowd before security personnel noticed, authorities said. Airport Commissioner Fred Szabo said screeners were unable to locate the bag in a search of the concourses. He could not rule out the possibility that the passenger got on a departing flight with it before the concourses were closed...
    Billy Graham's daughter takes new approach to family business (05/04/02)
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Anne Graham Lotz says she doesn't have the gifts that made her father the 20th century's most famous evangelist. And she never sought the mantle that brother Franklin has taken, leading the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association into the 21st century. Yet the revival speaker from Raleigh has still followed her father and brother into the family business -- with her own style...
    Appalachian flood kills four (05/04/02)
    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. -- Rescue crews in helicopters and four-wheel-drive vehicles searched through the steep valleys of Appalachian coal country Friday after flash flooding left at least four people dead and 14 missing. Five inches of rain fell in six hours Thursday, sending streams and rivers surging out of their banks in the mountainous area where West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia meet...
    World digest 050402 (05/04/02)
    Trial in reporter slaying reopens, adjourns again HYDERABAD, Pakistan -- The closed-door trial of Muslim militants charged in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl resumed briefly under tight security Friday after moving from Karachi because of prosecution fears of a terrorist attack, officials said...
    Unemployment hits highest mark in 8 years (05/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 6 percent in April -- the highest in nearly eight years -- as job seekers streamed back into the market faster than companies added new positions. The Labor Department's latest snapshot on employment, released Friday, was a fresh sign the economic recovery that started out at a sprinter's pace appears to be slowing to a jog, economists said...
    GOP touts Talent's health care record (05/04/02)
    Republicans are running 30-second television ads across Missouri touting Senate candidate Jim Talent's record on health care. The commercials begin by mentioning that breast cancer claimed the life of Talent's mother, Marie. Paid for by state and national Republican committees, the spot was scheduled to begin airing Friday in media markets across the state...
    Bush optimistic U.S., Russia can reach nuclear pact (05/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush expressed optimism Friday that the United States and Russia will reach a major nuclear arms reduction agreement that he can sign with President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow summit in three weeks. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said there was a "very high probability" of reaching a deal that would cut U.S. and Russian arsenals of long-range warheads to a maximum of 2,000 on each side within 10 years...
    FBI agent warned of suspicious students at flight schools (05/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The summer before the Sept. 11 attacks, the FBI in Arizona alerted Washington that several Arabs were suspiciously training at a U.S. aviation school and urged that agents nationwide contact other schools where Middle Easterners might be studying...
    Six injured by pipe bombs left in mailboxes (05/04/02)
    URBANDALE, Iowa -- Pipe bombs accompanied by anti-government propaganda exploded Friday in six mailboxes in rural parts of Illinois and Iowa, injuring six people in an attack authorities called domestic terrorism. Two other bombs were found but did not detonate, and a note found with them said more "attention getters" were on the way. It was signed "someone who cares."...
    Boston archdiocese pulls out of settlement (05/04/02)
    BOSTON -- The Archdiocese of Boston on Friday backed out of a settlement agreement with 86 people who have accused now-defrocked priest John Geoghan of child molestation, saying the deal was too expensive as the list of potential victims grows. The archdiocese's finance council rejected Cardinal Bernard Law's request to sign the deal, estimated to be worth $15 million to $30 million...
    Nepal says 90 guerrillas killed in overnight fighting (05/04/02)
    KATMANDU, Nepal -- Security forces killed at least 90 Maoist guerrillas in western Nepal overnight, the government said Friday, days before the prime minister visits Washington to seek help in fighting the rebels. The fighting represented one of the largest death tolls since King Gyanendra imposed a state of emergency Nov. 26 and ordered the army to clamp down on the rebels after they withdrew from peace talks and attacked government troops and offices...
    Brits' name for Afghanistan mission draws chuckles from America (05/04/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The latest mission to pursue al-Qaida and Taliban fighters is drawing chuckles from American forces -- not for its objective, nor for its methods, but for its name. In a tiny case of cultures clashing, "Operation Snipe," a name chosen by Britain, fails to take into account the existence of a more jocular American tradition: the snipe hunt...
    Israeli commandos swoop down on Hamas hide-out (05/04/02)
    NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli troops swooped down on a Hamas hide-out in the West Bank's largest city Friday, while Orthodox Christians in biblical Bethlehem marked a somber Good Friday with no sign of a break in the siege of the Church of the Nativity, now entering its second month...
    Central girls, Poplar Bluff boys win track titles (05/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Central's girls track team won its eighth consecutive SEMO Conference meet championship by scoring 106 points in the event held Friday at Central. Jackson (82) took second over Poplar Bluff (64) and Sikeston (19). Central's Vicki Wilson had a hand in four first-place finishes. She won the 100 and 200 while running legs on two victorious relay teams. Central won 10 of 18 events overall...
    Sunshine amid the rain- Pirates get a big boost (05/04/02)
    While rain the past few days may not have been welcomed by area baseball teams, it's given the Perryville Pirates an opportunity to savor their biggest win of the season. The Pirates' fourth win of the season came Tuesday and created quite a thud. The victim was Festus, the No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A, which came into the Jefferson County Conference Tournament game with a sparkling 19-1 record...
    Wencewicz fills gap in ND quarterfinal triumph (05/04/02)
    It wasn't exactly what the doctor ordered, but it's definitely what Notre Dame needed. Tim Wencewicz, filling the designated hitter role because of a ailing knee, blasted a two-run home run to spark a six-run Notre Dame first inning and the top-seeded Bulldogs rolled 10-5 over defending champion Chaffee in the quarterfinal round of the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament...
    Drawing from his experience (05/04/02)
    Ross Bennett went back in time to rediscover his batting stroke. The result is that the Central High School product tops nationally ranked Baylor in hitting with a .372 average while also ranking among the Big 12 Conference leaders. "Things have worked out well for me so far this year," Bennett said. "Things have kind of fallen into place."...
    Willi adds element of surprise to Southeast's 4 first-day wins (05/04/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University had four individual champions Friday in the first day of the Ohio Valley Conference Track & Field Championships. But no winner was more surprising than Jaret Willi. Willi, a two-time OVC outdoor champion in the pole vault, captured the long jump title in his first competitive long jump competition since his junior year in high school...
    EIU's White sets javelin record (05/04/02)
    Eastern Illinois University javelin thrower Ron White had a record day Friday to open the two-day Ohio Valley Conference Track & Field Championships. White set an OVC record and surpassed the automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships with a distance of 248 feet, 10 1/2 inches. The previous OVC mark of 221-11 was held by Southeast Missouri State's Randy Johnson (1995)...
    Otahkians split on opening day of OVC tournament (05/04/02)
    RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team began the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament impressively. But the Otahkians ended Friday's opening rounds of play in somewhat dubious fashion. The Otahkians, seeded fifth for the six-team event, defeated Austin Peay 5-3 in the first round...
    Indians can pad OVC lead at Tech (05/04/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University is in the driver's seat to win its first Ohio Valley Conference regular-season baseball championship. But Indians coach Mark Hogan says the Indians, who have been close to the title several times, can't afford to let up. They need to keep the pressure on the rest of the league, beginning today in the start of a three-game series with Tennessee Tech at Cookeville, Tenn...
    Buddha out with injury; Derby field wide open (05/04/02)
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Buddha hung his head. So did trainer Jim Bond. The handsome gray colt, one of the favorites for today's Kentucky Derby, was scratched with a bruised foot on the eve of the race and sadness replaced confidence and excitement at Barn 48...
    Cameron's creed- Team still first, record second (05/04/02)
    NEW YORK -- With four home runs in the game already and a chance to break the record, Mike Cameron chose to follow baseball decorum instead. That's just the kind of guy he is -- and why so many people in baseball were happy for Cameron, now known for so much more than being the player who replaced Ken Griffey Jr. in Seattle...
    Phillies deliver Rockies' manager his first setback (05/04/02)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Brandon Duckworth's pitching and hitting sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Friday, handing the Rockies their first loss under new manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle had been 6-0 since taking over when Buddy Bell was fired on April 26...
    Cards escape no-hitter, but can't avoid 2-1 loss (05/04/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Damian Moss never got a chance to finish his no-hit bid. The Atlanta rookie was pulled for a pinch-hitter after seven innings and 116 pitches, and St. Louis got its first hit on Fernando Vina's one-out single in the eighth off reliever Mike Remlinger...
    Blues eager to get key players back for Game 2 (05/04/02)
    DETROIT -- The St. Louis Blues hope to have a big part of their team back for Game 2 of their second-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. St. Louis wasn't as physical as usual in Thursday night's 2-0 loss in Game 1. A big reason was the absence of rugged forwards Dallas Drake and Tyson Nash. Drake still was suffering from a concussion he suffered in the first round against Chicago, and Nash had the flu...
    Saturday's Briefly 5/4/02 (05/04/02)
    AREA PETERMAN AMONG WINNERS IN CAPE CHIP-A-WAYS EVENT Deanna Peterman finished first in the A-flight during the Cape Chip-a-Ways event this week. Bev Wink won the B-flight. The play of the day winner was Lillian Angle; Carol Brown won the low puts competition...
    Delphus Barnhart (05/04/02)
    Delphus Barnhart, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Marmaduke, Ark., son of Seab and Etta Moore Barnhart. He and Shirley Magelitz were married June 21, 1975. Barnhart served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
    Helen Rose (05/04/02)
    Helen Marie Rose, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born July 3, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Norman Czar and Ruby May Bowerman Canfield. She and Thomas McKinley Rose were married July 17, 1943, in Mississippi County, Ark. He died Jan. 7, 1985...
    Audrey Hill (05/04/02)
    Audrey M. Hill, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Melva Lewis (05/04/02)
    Melva Rose Lewis, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in Prague, Czech Republic. She was born July 20, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Benjamin R. and Selma Meyer Schrader. She and Francis F. Lewis were married Oct. 21, 1950. He died June 1, 1988...
    Samuel Woodson (05/04/02)
    Samuel T. Woodson, 1 month, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    birthssat.sr 5/4 (05/04/02)
    Perry Daughter to Mark and Deborah Perry of New Bedford, Mass., St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, 7:47 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2002. Name, Rachel Michelle-Marie. Weight, 7 pounds 9 ounces. Third child, first daughter. Mrs. Perry is the former Deborah Jansen, daughter of Mary Jane Jansen of Kelso, Mo., and the late Martin L. Jansen. Mr. and Mrs. Perry are self-employed business consultants with AFG & Associates in New Bedford. He is the son of Anthony and Antoinette Perry of New Bedford...
    Fire report 05/04/02 (05/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, May 4 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 7:01 a.m., an emergency medical service at 801 Good Hope. At 9:51 a.m., a business fire at 1415 Independence. At 2:10 p.m., an emergency medical service at Broadway and Clark...
    Sheriff's report 05/04/02 (05/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Saturday, May 4 DWILuke D. Meystedt, 20, of Cape Girardeau was arrested April 27 for driving while intoxicated. Susan R. Niswonger, 40, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated...
    Police report 05/04/02 (05/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, May 4 DWIFred Weaver Naeter, 52, of 1911 Briarwood Dr. was arrested Thursday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsTyron Lakahr Watson, 22, of Cairo, Ill., was arrested Thursday for domestic assault. Matthew Gerald Tarrillion, 24, of Perryville, Mo., was arrested Thursday for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 5/4/02 (05/04/02)
    10 years ago: May 4, 1992 Cape Girardeau Public Schools soon will be able to pinpoint students' homes on computers; system is replacing old pin-head map with computerized map; first project for new mapping program is to help re-map school bus routes and boundaries; maps will also be used for redistricting evaluation, building assignments and enrollment projections...
    Speaker- The evidence of recovery is clear (05/04/02)
    P The presentation was welcome news in troubling times. The nation's financial doldrums are discouraging at best, depressing at worst. Governments that expanded programs and services during the boom time of the 1990s are now wondering how to keep those programs -- and all the others -- afloat. It appears some of the burden will be shifted to taxpayers, who already are struggling with investments gone south...
    Teen's death is wake-up call for community (05/04/02)
    The deaths of young people hit a community harder than any other, but especially so when there's no reason for them. That was the case with 17-year-old Amanda Robinson, by all accounts a lively, energetic, beloved girl who was out on her own in Cape Girardeau, had a job and wanted to be a health care professional. Her whole life was ahead of her...
    Marquette memories remain (05/04/02)
    To the editor: Even though the Marquette Hotel remains empty and in serious need of repair, it is Cape's only standing hotel that at one time was so luxurious, so popular and so charming it was a favorite of many and served the people graciously for a long time...
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