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Stories from Sunday, July 20, 2003

Cape officer hones crime scene skills (07/20/03)
Every drop of blood, every shattered bone is part of a story. Cape Girardeau detective Joe Tado can tell how many times a victim was stabbed in the same wound by reading the lines of blood spattered on a ceiling or a wall. He can determine how long a corpse has been buried in a shallow grave, what kind of bullet put the hole in a victim's skull and whether that person died there or elsewhere...
Military-themed event for youth puts godly purpose into games (07/20/03)
With a voice that needs no aid from a microphone, Shelby McBride prompted children in the Temple of Decisions game to rid themselves of monkeys on their backs and chips on their shoulders with a response: "Get off me!" Some of the children wore camouflage headbands, serving a dual purpose of absorbing sweat and getting in character for the military-based camp...
Administrative salary graphic 7/20 (07/20/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT 2002-03 2003-04 Position Name Years Experience Salary SalarySuperintendent Mark Bowles 17 $104,000 $110,000 Asst. superintendent Betty Chong 27 $81,956 $85,302...
Suicides force Japan to face loan-shark menace (07/20/03)
OSAKA, Japan -- By the time Akiyo Nishihira squatted on the tracks with her husband and her elderly brother in the path of an oncoming train, the loan shark had been calling nightly, demanding payment and sometimes threatening to kill her. He had been calling the takeout lunch stand where she worked, and the factory where her husband mopped floors. Calling her neighbors, profanely insisting that they must pay in her place...
Paying for leaders (07/20/03)
When local students spill into the hallways on the first day of classes next month, few will think about the amount of money their principal makes or whether their school has more administrators than the state requires. Most won't have a single thought about the piles of paperwork on administrators' desks, the grants to be written or the difficult budget decisions that lie ahead...
Angry Afghans patrol rugged Pakistan border (07/20/03)
YAQUBAI, Afghanistan -- Afghan police climbed through a narrow cleft in the mountains, threading their way past hidden stockpiles of rocket-propelled grenades to man Afghanistan's new front line: its border with Pakistan. "Any time they shoot, we'll start firing," said Gen. Mustafa Ishaqzai, 34, a commander of the Afghan border police in Nangahar province. "We don't worry. All the young boys you see here are ready to kill themselves for their homeland."...
Sailing by sense (07/20/03)
MIAMI Night Moves skims smoothly across Biscayne Bay at sunset as Robert Rodriguez works the bow of the 22-foot sailboat, pulling on sheets to maneuver the sails as the sun dips behind the Miami skyline. Rodriguez, who is visually impaired, can't see the stunning skyline and can only make out the shape of the sails. ...
Rust, tape found where cable broke in fatal fall (07/20/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rust and duct tape were found at the point where a climbing wall safety cable snapped earlier this week, dropping a Jefferson City woman about 25 feet to her death, according to court documents. Christine Ewing, 22, died Tuesday after falling the night before while descending the 30-foot wall outside a Mid-Missouri Mavericks minor-league baseball game at Taylor Stadium, home to the University of Missouri's baseball team...
Kansas City turns to TV to track down housing code violators (07/20/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City housing officials have taken to the airwaves to try and find the city's most notorious housing code violators. Officials began airing "Housing Court's Most Wanted" on the government's cable channel Friday. The program shows photos of properties, the names of owners, their outstanding bench warrants and their last known addresses and gives viewers a phone number to call if they have information on the violators...
Mystery cash may put St. Charles officer in the money (07/20/03)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Money may not grow on trees, but Richard Webb has reason to wonder whether it falls from the sky. Webb, a St. Charles police officer, is trying to figure out how $9,030 in cash -- in two large bundles -- made its way into his home's back yard, where it was found June 22...
Two fishermen find small South American crocodile in Missouri R (07/20/03)
SUGAR CREEK, Mo. -- A couple of fisherman were just looking for catfish in the Missouri River near Kansas City when they saw something looking back at them. The something turned out to be a caiman, and after eating the bait off their fishing hooks, it crawled out of the water onto the river bank near where they were standing...
Tampa firm offers celebrity autographs on demand (07/20/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Somebody named Brittany will be getting a nice 8-by-10 of Rowdy Roddy Piper dressed in a kilt, autographed especially to her by the former pro wrestling bad boy. Dara, Dewey, Morgan and Mallory will be receiving photos signed by the hand of Tony Dow -- he played Wally on the old "Leave it to Beaver" sitcom -- personalized with their names and wishing each a happy birthday...
Money trail can show how lawmakers vote (07/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- You don't need a scorecard to figure out how lawmakers vote on major issues. You just need to tabulate their campaign donations. The Associated Press looked at six measures in the House -- medical malpractice, class action lawsuits, overhauling bankruptcy laws, the energy bill, gun manufacturer lawsuits and overtime pay -- and compared lawmakers' votes with the financial backing they received from interest groups supporting or opposing the legislation. ...
Ambushed 507th Maintenance Company soldiers tell their story (07/20/03)
EDITOR'S Note: The ambush of the Army's 507th Maintenance Company on March 23 was deadly. Of the 33 soldiers who made a wrong turn into the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, 11 were killed and six captured. With Thursday's release of an official report on the incident, survivors have been given permission to speak. Four talked in detail to The Associated Press; this is their story...
Bills to change fetus' status gain support in Washington (07/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Momentum is building behind legislation that would make it a federal crime to harm the fetus of a pregnant woman, spurred in part by outrage over the slaying of Californian Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner. The measure, dubbed the "Laci and Conner's Law," seeks to treat fetuses in such cases as victims separate from their mothers, with all the rights of individuals. ...
New York celebrates Central Park's birthday (07/20/03)
NEW YORK -- New York City threw a 150th birthday party for Central Park on Saturday, and thousands of people celebrated by doing exactly the same thing they do every day: jogging, biking, walking their dogs, practicing the guitar, playing volleyball and sunbathing...
One year anniversary of mine accident greeted with many unresol (07/20/03)
SOMERSET, Pa. -- A year after the triumphant rescue of nine men from the flooded Quecreek Mine, many of those involved still get choked up thinking about it. "Watching the miners come up was much like watching our kids being born," said former Gov. Mark Schweiker. An anniversary celebration this week will include a Sunday prayer service and the crowning of "Miss Miracle Miner."...
Dismayed by U.S. policies, some Americans contemplate a move (07/20/03)
NEW YORK -- For all they share economically and culturally, Canada and the United States are increasingly at odds on basic social policies -- to the point that at least a few discontented Americans are planning to move north and try their neighbors' way of life...
Intelligence experts say system led to nuclear evidence mishap (07/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Even as the Bush administration concluded Iraq was reviving its nuclear weapons program, key signs -- such as scientific data of weapons work and evidence of research by Iraq's nuclear experts -- were missing, according to several former intelligence officials...
Tiny mailboxes pose bulky problem (07/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- America's mail has changed since the Roaring '20s, but the tiny mailboxes built into the lobby walls of the nation's apartments, condos and office buildings generally have not. In an age of bulky catalogues, home-delivered DVDs and CDs, and surging Internet purchases, the older "panel" or wall boxes are bursting, says the U.S. Postal Service. So the agency is looking to bring a design that was standardized in 1923 and a size that was mandated in 1975 into the 21st century...
Boomers teach kids about investing well (07/20/03)
CHICAGO -- I got a lesson in stock market investing the other day from an unexpected source: my 12-year-old son. When I casually mentioned to Scott that stocks were making a nice comeback after a long slump, he promptly went to his room and unlocked the toy safe where he stashes his cash to keep it away from his younger brother. He returned with $93 in crumpled bills and told me to buy more shares of the restaurant stock we'd helped him buy three years ago...
Brains and eggs remain menu mainstay despite scare of mad-cow (07/20/03)
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Short-order cook Dianna Keeland looks a little disgusted as she takes a cow brain from the fridge and tosses the grayish, softball-sized organ onto the grill. "They look like something a human being shouldn't eat," Keeland said...
British envoy likely to push bigger U.N. role (07/20/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Sir Jeremy Greenstock, the eloquent British diplomat who took the U.S.-British case for war to the Security Council, may hold the key to healing wounds the Iraq conflict created among world powers. As the newly appointed No. 2 coalition official in Iraq, Greenstock will likely push for the kind of U.N. involvement the Bush administration had earlier shunned but the rest of the Security Council is hoping for...
Newspaper report- Former lover would give princess's letters t (07/20/03)
LONDON -- Princess Diana's one-time lover is willing to give love letters from her to Prince Charles if the heir to the throne asks for them in a "civilized and respectful way," a newspaper reported today. Vilified in Britain for once trying to sell the letters for a reported $16 million, James Hewitt now is offering to hand the letters over to the prince for free, the Sunday Telegraph reported...
Iraqi council fails to select new president (07/20/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's American-backed administration failed in its first week to choose a president, abandoning that mission in favor of a weak, three-man rotating leadership. The top U.S. official in Iraq -- who hand-picked the Governing Council -- returned to Washington while an insurgency killed another American soldier Saturday...
Castro alienates his friends to spite his enemies (07/20/03)
HAVANA, Cuba -- Almost any way you look at it, in terms of trade, academic exchanges or international standing, Cuba's spring offensive against domestic political opponents has cost it dearly. Any way you look at it, that is, if you're not Fidel Castro...
The game is on - Prep athletes use summer to prepare (07/20/03)
It may be summer -- but not necessarily summer vacation for high school athletes. Two-time all-state basketball player Dominitrix Johnson of Bell City travels nationwide to play about 60 games in preparation for his senior season. Notre Dame junior-to-be Bryce Willen has added a local accelerated conditioning program to basketball camps and a summer-league schedule...
Parity brings hope to camps (07/20/03)
When Bill Polian was general manager of the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s, he would go to training camp knowing his team would be one of the top half-dozen in NFL. This year, as president of the Indianapolis Colts, Polian considers his team one of the best 19 in the league. In the salary-cap era, he figures that makes them Super Bowl contenders...
Roe's nifty 67 falls victim to dumb 6-6.d (07/20/03)
SANDWICH, England -- A rule is a rule is a rule. Unless, as Jesper Parnevik so succinctly put it, "It's the dumbest rule ever." After six centuries of tinkering with the rulebook, discarding some entries and refining others, golf still has plenty of contenders...
Card rookie lands 1st win (07/20/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Dan Haren's teammates surprised him with a beer bath after the 22-year-old right-hander outdueled seven-time All-Star Kevin Brown for his first major league victory. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was still briefing reporters in the visiting manager's office about Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers while Haren slipped out of the clubhouse to meet family and friends -- leaving reporters to wonder what he thought about his first major league win...
Bjorn just ahead of pack entering the final round (07/20/03)
SANDWICH, England -- The shot was pure magic, and so was the moment. Hoping to make par, Tiger Woods measured his swing to avoid the sod-brick walls of the pot bunker and then holed out for eagle, his first lead all week at the British Open. Tournament over, right?...
Parasitic plant makes even dandelions look friendly (07/20/03)
If you think dandelions are bad weeds, just imagine a weed that doesn't even look like a plant, and whose tangle of pale yellow stems slowly envelop other plants like an insidious veil. You might wonder how a plant without chlorophyll can survive. The plant is dodder, a parasitic plant that survives only by sucking the lifeblood out of another plant. ...
Spectacular landscape in Adobe Town (07/20/03)
ADOBE TOWN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, Wyo. -- You probably would be better advised to stay away from this spectacular, strange desert. A four-wheel-drive, high-clearance vehicle is indispensable, there is no water and the nearest lodging -- and the people who would search for you, should it come to that -- are at least a three-hour drive away...
adobe town if you go (07/20/03)
IF YOU GO... GETTING THERE: Plan a daylong sidetrip to Adobe Town from Yellowstone or Grand Teton national parks, by way of Jackson or Pinedale. Stop in at the local U.S. Bureau of Land Management Office, along U.S. ...
Museum showcases Mississippi River life (07/20/03)
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- It's the nation's most famous river, slicing the continent in half as it runs through 10 states from Minnesota to Louisiana, serving as a commercial thoroughfare, a wildlife refuge, a source of drinking water for millions, and a watershed for 40 percent of the country...
Striking but secluded Brick home situated on 3 acres has space (07/20/03)
We all remember the classic folktale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." In the story, Goldilocks is wandering through the forest, and suddenly comes upon a quaint little cottage that she had no idea existed. Intrigued, she has to go inside to check it out....
Odds and ends (07/20/03)
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A man picked the wrong customers when he tried to sell marijuana to three off-duty police officers. One was even wearing a T-shirt promoting police memorial week. The officers had just returned from a boating trip Monday night when the 35-year-old man approached Sgt. John Hutcheson and asked him if he "smoked," police said...
Can shampoo rid dog of dandruff? (07/20/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog has a dandruff problem. I have been using a dandruff shampoo on him, but it is getting worse. Is there a particular dandruff shampoo that you recommend? Answer: I don't know of any dog shampoos that are specifically labeled for dandruff so I am going to assume that you are referring to a human shampoo. ...
Dad loves good, old pirating (07/20/03)
There's nothing like some good old fashioned pirating to make you feel good about the summer. I loved "Pirates of the Caribbean." So did the rest of my family, although I practically had to make them walk the gang plank to get them to go see it. Joni and the girls wanted to see "Legally Blonde 2." But in the end, they agreed to go see the pirate movie. As it turned out, they loved it...
Catherine Berns (07/20/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Catherine "Rita" Price Berns, 71, formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Brendan House in Kalispell, Mont. She was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Perryville, daughter of James and Della Schindler Elder. She and Michael Price were married May 1, 1951. She later married Everett P. Berns on July 2, 1998...
Betty Sharp (07/20/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Betty Ann Sharp, 40, of Jonesboro died Friday, July 18, 2003, at the Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 16, 1962, in Granite City, Ill., daughter of Jack and Betty Baggott Sharp. Survivors include her mother of Jonesboro; a brother, Billy Sharp of Jonesboro, Ill.; three sisters, Nancy Sweitzer and Barbara Smith, both of Jonesboro, and Jackie Drew of Carbondale, Ill...
Wilfred Roth (07/20/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Wilfred E. "Wimpy" Roth, 78, of Ste. Genevieve died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Ste. Genevieve, son of Alex and Emma Bieser Roth. He married Clara M. Gegg on May 26, 1954, at River Aux Vases, Mo. She survives...
Ollie Wille (07/20/03)
Ollie Wille, 84, of Jackson passed away Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his home in Jackson. He was born March 19, 1919, at Tilsit, the son of William F. and Annie Roloff Wille. He married Lottie Jane Friese Oct. 9, 1943, and she survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jane Wille of Whitewater; two grandchildren, Joshua and Tonja Wille, both of Springfield, Mo.; and a sister, Esther Schaefer of Jackson...
Christine Schabbing (07/20/03)
Christine J. "Dena" Schabbing, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 28, 1912, daughter of John W. and Josephine Kirchdoerfer Brucker. She and Joseph B. Schabbing Jr. were married Aug. 25, 1936, at Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 30, 1994...
Viola Dohogne (07/20/03)
Viola G. Dohogne, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 18, 1913, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Leo and Louise Rosa Diebold Dohogne. She graduated from College High School in 1930 as valedictorian. ...
Clardy-Stevens (07/20/03)
Autumn Christine Clardy and Travis James Stevens exchanged wedding vows June 7, 2003, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Samuel Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn, and vocalists were Kelli Niswonger and Roni Hayden, all of Jackson...
Roberts-Craft (07/20/03)
Stephanie Louise Roberts and Larry Edward Craft were united in marriage May 17, 2003, at Lynwood Baptist Church. Dr. Derek Staples performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Steve and Linda Meadows of Cape Girardeau. Harp and flute selections were played by Robert and Chade Fruewald...
Sadler-Smith (07/20/03)
Sheri Lee Sadler and Chad Michael Smith of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Budd and Sue Pence of Advance, Mo. Smith is the son of Floyd and Karen Smith of Scott City. Sadler is a graduate of Zalma R-V High School, and plans to attend nursing school at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in September...
McDougall-Wilson (07/20/03)
Gerald and Karen McDougall of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Bryn McDougall, to George Wilson, both of Memphis, Tenn. He is the son of Virginia Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn. McDougall is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, and is a graduate student at the University of Mississippi...
Heisler-Buckley (07/20/03)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Heisler of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Diane Heisler, to Michael Buckley. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Buckley of Huntsville, Ala. Heisler is a 1991 graduate of Sikeston High School. ...
Kenkel-Schlosser (07/20/03)
Elmer and Glenda Kenkel of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Susanne Kenkel, to Eric Charles Schlosser. He is the son of Randy and Tina Schlosser of Scott City. Kenkel is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and received an associate degree as an administrative assistant from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is employed at Wood and Huston Bank in Cape Girardeau...
Grossheider-Huck (07/20/03)
Don and Lorie Grossheider of Cape Girardeau and Donnie and Donna Kielhofner of Advance, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Gelane Grossheider, to Cyle Joseph Huck. He is the son of Curt and Kathy Huck of Jackson. Grossheider expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University this fall. She is a nanny for John and Kathy Landewee of Cape Girardeau...
Bonner-Campbell (07/20/03)
Sandy Bonner of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Bonner, to Glen Campbell. He is the son of Gilbert and Elaine Campbell of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bonner is a 1999 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 2003 from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., and is a first year student at the university's School of Law...
Reynolds together 50 years (07/20/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reynolds of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 2, 2003. A surprise family dinner was held at the home of a niece, Dina Strickert. A surprise reception was held later at Lynwood Baptist Church, hosted by their children, Terry Reynolds of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Tammy Johns of Kerrville, Texas...
Williamsons wed 50 years (07/20/03)
Cline and Betty Williamson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner in their honor May 16, 2003, at Port Cape. Hosts were their children and spouses, Carlita and Brad Davis of Union Hall, Va., and Mitcheal and Margie Williamson of Jackson...
Cantrells mark 65 years (07/20/03)
Mr. and Mrs. H. Eugene Cantrell of Cape Girardeau were honored on their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception March 29, 2003, at Bethany Baptist Church. Cantrell and Christine Brasher were married March 12, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cantrell. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Brasher...
Out of the past 7/20/03 (07/20/03)
10 years ago: July 20, 1993 Inaccurate data from electronic equipment that transmits Mississippi River stages by telephone from Cape Girardeau river gauge has prompted National Weather Service to raise expected flood crest at Cape Girardeau; river is now expected to crest here tomorrow at 47.7 feet...
Tribute to Mom (07/20/03)
By Steve Mosley Some who knew Mom only through her writing may have thought she was some sort of other-worldly religious mystic, continually communing with nothing but nature and completely oblivious to current events. Of course, it is very true that she was devoutly religious, deeply spiritual and always attuned to the beauties of nature. ...
Bill was political hostage (07/20/03)
By John L. Cook I have seen a press release from state Rep. Jason Crowell which asserts that the governor has vetoed a bill aimed at curbing "frivolous lawsuits." Nothing could be less accurate. Senate Bill 280 sought to limit the right of injured people to recover from the people whose carelessness injures them. ...
Real issues in Iraq desperately need attention (07/20/03)
Based on the lead stories in newspapers and on TV news broadcasts, the most important thing we have to worry about right now is whether a claim that Iraq bought uranium from the African nation of Niger was based on faulty intelligence or was the result of a deliberate effort to mislead the world...
Take a close look at MSSU-J's budget plan (07/20/03)
Legislative authorization to rename the state-funded college in Joplin, Mo., has implications that go far beyond the differences between a college and a university. The school now is officially Missouri Southern State University-Joplin, a change school and community officials have been seeking since about the time the school became a four-year institution in 1967...
Speak Out A 07/20/03 (07/20/03)
Moralizing column IT'S SO nice that Scott Moyers has taken his "Bizz Buzz" column to a higher level. Apparently Moyers has appointed himself protector of the city slogan campaign. His ability to moralize without actually telling his readers about new businesses, closing businesses or promotions of importance is amazing. I've always wanted to read a business column that chastised its readers for having an opinion that differed from the columnist's. Keep up the good work...
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