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Stories from Thursday, August 28, 2003

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans helps local victims of tornado (08/28/03)
Kendra Troncale, Financial Associate on behalf of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation presents a check for $3000 to John Johnston, Chairman of the Board and Mary Burton, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri chapter. Southeast Missourian...
Shakespeare roles attract 35 would-be actors to Southeast (08/28/03)
Tana Howard, Bryan Parker and Sami Gross were at the Rose Theatre Wednesday night to try out alongside a bunch of college students for roles in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Their grades don't depend on how they do. The three community members put themselves through the nervousness of auditioning because being on stage does something for them...
Officers look for answers in Sikeston shooting (08/28/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are still looking for the answers to a Monday night double shooting, where neither witnesses nor victims can provide much information. DPS director Drew Juden said a gunfight erupted on the corner of Branum and William Streets Monday at about 6 p.m. Officers responding to the reported disturbance heard approximately 10 shots...
Region digest 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
Area legislators honored by St. Louis Business Journal Three Southeast Missouri state legislators have been honored by the St. Louis Business Journal for their efforts in the past legislative session to push ahead issues important to the St. Louis region...
Community digest 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
Morley's annual fall festival set for Sept. 5 The Missouri town of Morley's 31st annual fall festival will kick off with pageants and a softball tournament at 6 p.m. Sept. 5. Deadline for entry is Friday. Pageant winners and contestants are encouraged to ride in the parade at 9:30 a.m. ...
Back in class after 50 years (08/28/03)
Submitted photo The Jackson High School class of 1953 held its 50th class reunion July 5. Photographed were, front, from left, Joan (Philipps) Webb, Shirley (Parker) Statler-Grojean, La Fern (Morton) Cockrell, Anita (Wilson) Dickerson, Louanna (Dickerson) Kutscher, Joyce (Schenimann) Bruss, Erma (McLain) McDowell, Kenneth Seabaugh, Elwanda (Stroder) Seabaugh, Shirley (Zeller) Sebastian; second row seated, Evelyn (Wilkinson) Bowers, Jo Ann (Seabaugh) Kasten, Hilda (Weber) Grebing, Doris (Saupe) Schmidt, Mary (Hagans) Brown, Nancy (Ware) Ladreiter, Nancy (Vickrey) Kinder, Kathryn (Hines) Long, Ella Mae (Sides) Kuntze, Shirley (Sample) Young, Barbara (Ludwig) Bowers, Shirley (Ludwig) Bishop, Joann (Jones) Hahn, Jackie (Kasten) Strack, Don Shaner; third row standing, Wayne McClard, Robert L. ...
Area Wide United Way holds appreciation luncheon for area media (08/28/03)
Getting into the mood of the campaign kickoff event, local media turn into "Blues Brothers (and Sisters)" for fun. Kneeling, front, from left, are Greg Dullum and David Bloom, Cash Book Journal; Amy Jaquin, KFVS TV-12; Faune Riggin, Zimmer Radio Group; back, from left, Rick Stock, Zimmer Radio Group; Kevin Dillon, Cape West 14 Cine'; Tracey Glenn, Cable Access Channel 5; Dan Timpe, KFVS TV-12; Jon Rust, Rust Communications; Mike Smythe, KFVS TV-12 and UPN The Beat; Mark Little and Paul Keener, KFVS TV-12; Paul Walker, Southeast Missourian; Don Fisher, 2003 Campaign Cabinet Chair for Area Wide United Way.. ...
Community Q&A 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
Submitted photo Kendra Troncale, Financial Associate on behalf of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation presents a check for $3000 to John Johnston, Chairman of the Board and Mary Burton, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri chapter. n Name: Kyle Lindquist...
Bond to detail job growth efforts today (08/28/03)
Sen. Kit Bond will continue a six-day swing throughout the state today with a stop at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority today to detail his efforts to boost job growth in Missouri. Dubbed the Bond Jobs Growth Tour, Bond will be at the authority in Scott CIty at 12:30 p.m. today to discuss the impacts of previous federal investment at the port and meet with regional economic development officials...
Cape's Jim Wilson Co. to close (08/28/03)
After 56 years of doing business in Cape Girardeau, the Jim Wilson Co. will begin incrementally laying off its 65 workers next week with plans to close its doors for good by the end of the year. But there's even more bad news for workers at the employee-owned company: In addition to losing their jobs, the workers will lose millions in retirement money from their stock ownership plan...
Sander says probe is 'politically motivated' (08/28/03)
With a backdrop of supporters, Jackson Mayor Paul Sander spoke out Wednesday against the investigation launched against him by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, calling the probe a "politically motivated effort." Five current and a handful of past board of aldermen members stood in solidarity with Sander in front of the board's curved wooden podium at Jackson City Hall. Several city employees and Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson were in the audience for the news conference...
Educators out of melting pot (08/28/03)
For 27 years, minority-starved school districts across Missouri have been begging art teacher Lawrence Brookins and his wife, Willetta, to come work for them. The offers for the Cape Girardeau couple got better in the past decade, as the numbers of black and Hispanic students exploded and potential teachers of the same races fled to other, higher-paying fields...
Clarification/correction 8/28 (08/28/03)
CLARIFICATION Domino's Pizza has no plan to institute a nationwide delivery charge. The company reiterated that it doesn't set pricing for franchisees. Today, about 775 of the 4,850 U.S. stores are charging for delivery, primarily in those markets where competition is already charging and in markets where the cost of living is higher.CORRECTIONS...
School district settles strip search lawsuit with 8 of 10 girls (08/28/03)
Eight of the ten junior high girls who claimed they were strip-searched in January have agreed to a settlement with the Poplar Bluff School District. As part of that settlement, the attorneys for both parties agreed to issue a public statement. The other two girls and their families did not agree to the settlement and are pursuing the matter further...
Strip search conceded in joint statement (08/28/03)
The following is a joint statement submitted by attorneys for the R-1 School District and girls involved in the incident: On Jan. 6, 2003, at the end of the 5th hour at Poplar Bluff Junior High School, a search was conducted of ten junior high girls ranging in age from 12 to 15 who were students in the 7th and 8th grades. ...
Former POW Jessica Lynch discharged from Army (08/28/03)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former POW Jessica Lynch, the Iraq war's most recognized soldier, has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. "As of now, she is not a member of the military anymore," her lawyer, Stephen Goodwin of Charleston, said Wednesday...
Lawmakers say court is wrong on execution (08/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some Missouri lawmakers claim the state Supreme Court went too far when it tossed out a law that allows for the execution of juveniles under 18 and suggested that politics may have played a part in the decision. In a 4-3 decision, the state's highest court ruled that it is unconstitutional to apply death sentences to people younger than 18 at the time of their crimes. ...
AG Nixon sues EchoStar, alleging numerous 'no-call' violations (08/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri on Wednesday sued satellite television giant EchoStar Communications Corp. and a company behind fund-raising calls on another party's behalf, accusing both of violating the state's telemarketing "no-call" list. In suing Echostar in St. Charles County, Attorney General Jay Nixon's office accused the company known for its Dish Network satellite service of wrongly calling Missourians who had home telephone numbers registered with the state's no-call list...
184 new Missouri laws go into effect (08/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some common decongestants might be a little harder to find at pharmacies, nursing homes will fall under new scrutiny and there will be a new tool to try to stop the barrage of e-mail advertisements. Those are just a few of the changes due to occur today as 184 new Missouri laws take effect...
Fifteen children, driver injured as Ill. school bus overturns (08/28/03)
VANDALIA, Ill. -- A school bus carrying 15 students clung precariously to the narrow gravel along a winding rural road for more than 300 feet before rolling into a steep ravine and injuring everyone on board, authorities said. Sixteen-year-old passenger Brandy Rubin said she remembered the tires slipping on gravel, but then was knocked out by the wreck...
Propellers' noise sends violent carp out of rivers, into boats (08/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- This is no fish tale: A state fisheries biologist motoring on the Missouri River near Columbia had a filling knocked out of his tooth by a high-jumping fish that hit him on the side of the head. Another state biologist in the St. Charles area was seriously hurt when he was struck by a giant carp...
Officials - State electric rates among lowest across nation (08/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While Missourians are cranking up their air conditioners to combat stifling heat, state officials say the state has one of the lowest rates for residential electricity in the nation. The state Department of Economic Development said Wed-nesday that 2002 statistics from the federal Energy Department show Missouri has the seventh lowest residential electricity rates, tying with Tennessee...
St. Louis tops KC as more bang for presidential buck (08/28/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is more than coincidence that President Bush has visited St. Louis twice as often as Kansas City since he took office, political watchers say. "It's raw numerical politics," said Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who knows the state's political makeup from his polling for the late Gov. Mel Carnahan and his wife, former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan. "You go where the votes are in politics."...
Worker kills six at warehouse (08/28/03)
CHICAGO -- A man fired from an auto parts warehouse six months ago came back with a gun Wednesday and killed six people in a rampage through a maze of engine blocks and 55-gallon drums before being shot to death by police. The dead included two brothers who owned the business and one of their sons along with three other co-workers...
Union seeks to win auto job back for wrongly jailed man (08/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A man newly freed after serving 17 years behind bars for rapes that DNA tests now show he didn't commit apparently hopes to win back his pre-prison job as an autoworker. And there's a prospect Lonnie Erby may get his wish. On Monday, a St. ...
Bush limits pay raise for federal workers due to war (08/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Citing a national emergency that has existed since the 2001 terrorist attacks, President Bush said Wednesday he will cut the pay raises that most civilian federal employees were to receive in January. In a letter to congressional leaders, Bush said he was using his authority to change the pay structure in times of "national emergency or serious economic conditions" to limit raises to 2 percent...
Seeking the tales of towel snatchers (08/28/03)
By Cheryl Johnston ~ The Baltimore Sun Some had damp swimsuits to pack or a dog that got sick. Others needed a makeshift pillow for the car ride or a traveler's memento. Some merely did it for the thrill. Whatever the reason, people snatched hundreds of thousands of towels from hotel rooms last year and have been doing so for decades...
NEA survey - U.S. teachers experienced, but not diverse (08/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Even as public school classrooms get more diverse, the teaching force remains overwhelmingly white and has its lowest share of men in 40 years, a survey by the nation's largest teacher union finds. Only 10 percent of 3 million teachers are minorities, and just 21 percent are men, the National Education Association report finds. Among students, almost 40 percent are minorities, and about half are male, government figures say...
People talk 8/28 (08/28/03)
Singleton gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame John Singleton has turned Hollywood Boulevard into his 'hood. The "Boyz N the Hood" director accepted a star Tuesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the acclaimed gangland drama about three friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles...
New drug could help patients after heart transplants (08/28/03)
In a potential breakthrough for heart transplant patients, an experimental drug appears to prevent or reduce a common, deadly side effect: the overgrowth of cells in the blood vessel walls of the new heart. The condition is called chronic rejection syndrome, also known as "transplant disease." In at least half of all transplanted hearts, muscle cells in the blood vessel walls proliferate, narrowing the vessels and squeezing the supply of blood to the new heart. ...
Okla. files charges against ex-WorldCom executives (08/28/03)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma prosecutors filed the first criminal charges Wednesday against WorldCom and former CEO Bernard Ebbers in the $11 billion accounting scandal that plunged the long-distance giant into bankruptcy. The company, Ebbers and five other former executives were accused of falsifying the books in violation of Oklahoma securities law...
High wind, heavy rain hit states Wednesday (08/28/03)
Thunderstorms packing wind up to 65 mph barreled through Ohio on Wednesday, part of a storm system that battered sections of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic for a second day. Heavy showers and high wind also caused flooding and damaged trees and power lines across Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania...
Rocky relations with France hit hard for Louisiana (08/28/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- When the relationship between the United States and France soured on the eve of the war in Iraq, no place had more to lose than Louisiana. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, when the fledgling United States bought French-controlled territory from Napoleon Bonaparte. ...
EPA eases clean air rules for thousands of industrial plants (08/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Wednesday made it easier for thousands of older power plants, refineries and factories to avoid having to install costly clean air controls when they replace aging equipment. In a major revision to its air pollution rules, the Environmental Protection Agency will allow up to 20 percent of the costs of replacing each plant's production system to be considered "routine maintenance" not requiring expensive anti-pollution controls, according to agency documents and interviews with EPA officials.. ...
Biblical monument removed from courthouse in Alabama (08/28/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A 2 1/2-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments that became a lightning rod in a legal storm over church and state was wheeled from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building Wednesday as protesters knelt, prayed and chanted, "Put it back!"...
Investigator - Shuttle report didn't urge enough changes (08/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Columbia investigation board did not go far enough in its recommended safety changes, one of the investigators says in a supplemental report that urges NASA to strengthen shuttle inspections and correct mechanical problems that were unrelated to the disaster but could cause another...
Drought leaves unlucky shipper high and dry (08/28/03)
BERLIN -- Stuck with his barge on the Elbe river for five months, Polish captain Wladzimierz Rosik has to be one of the unluckiest victims of Germany's summer drought. Rosik, 57, ran aground near Schnackenburg southeast of Hamburg in March -- when river levels were high -- after he steered the empty ship out of the deepest part of the river. Now, Europe's hot dry summer has virtually stopped freighter traffic on the Elbe -- and left Rosik's ship high and dry amid grass and weeds...
France mulls abolishing holiday to finance elderly care (08/28/03)
PARIS -- France, a country where leisure time is sacrosanct, is mulling a radical plan for financing health care after a heat wave estimated to have killed thousands: Make people work on a national holiday. The idea, which the government floated Wednesday, immediately split opinion and provoked one main question -- which of France's 11 national holidays should go? Labor Day, perhaps, or a religious festival?...
Thousands take part in Spain's giant tomato fight (08/28/03)
MADRID, Spain -- Tens of thousands of people got pasted in eastern Spain on Wednesday in one of the country's most popular summer traditions -- the annual tomato-throwing festival. Participants pelted each other with overripe tomatoes, turning the streets of the eastern Spanish town of Bunol into red, juicy pools in an annual festival known as "La Tomatina."...
Stampede at Indian religious festival kills at least 39 people (08/28/03)
NASIK, India -- Crowds of Hindu pilgrims waiting to bathe in a holy river in western India surged over a flimsy bamboo fence, triggering a stampede that killed at least 39 people and injured 125. Worshippers spilled to the ground as the fence collapsed and were trampled by the thousands of others pushing toward the Godavari River outside the town of Nasik, about 110 miles northeast of Bombay. Twenty-six of the dead were women, said Nasik Mayor Dashrath Patil...
Woman at center of storm over stoning appears in court (08/28/03)
KATSINA, Nigeria -- A tearful 32-year-old woman cuddled and nursed her toddler in an Islamic appeals court Wednesday as lawyers pleaded she be spared death by stoning for having sex outside marriage. Heavily veiled and draped in the sweltering courtroom, Amina Lawal appeared overwhelmed by the crush of riot police, journalists and rights workers as she arrived for a case that has sparked international campaigns on her behalf...
Australians board ship suspected of poaching (08/28/03)
SYDNEY, Australia -- A three-week chase through icy seas at the bottom of the world ended early Thursday when Australian and South African authorities boarded a Uruguayan ship suspected of poaching millions of dollars worth of rare fish. The 40 crew members aboard the trawler Viarsa were arrested in Antarctic waters about 2,300 miles southwest of Cape Town, a South African government spokeswoman told the SAPA news agency...
U.S. official vows search for captives to continue (08/28/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The United States "will never give up" trying to bring home three American contractors held captive by Colombian rebels for six months, a top U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday. But Ambassador-at-Large J. Cofer Black, the U.S. State Department's counterterrorism coordinator, said Colombian troops -- and not Americans -- will conduct any rescue operation on the ground...
Victims testify against accused torturer (08/28/03)
MADRID, Spain -- A Spanish judge seeking to put a former Argentine military officer on trial for rights abuses wrapped up his investigation Wednesday after hearing from seven alleged torture victims -- including one who said he was subjected to electric shocks with his newborn son lying on his chest...
Prosecutors - Mercenaries plotted to kill Ivorian leader (08/28/03)
PARIS -- Suspected mercenaries arrested in France told investigators they were plotting to assassinate Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, French prosecutors said Wednesday. French officials have not given any details about the alleged plot, but two days before the arrests, Paris prosecutors opened an investigation into suspected terrorism- and mercenary-related activities, officials said...
Military opens hearing into alleged abuse of prisoners (08/28/03)
UMM QASR, Iraq -- The U.S. military opened a hearing Wednesday into allegations that four U.S. Army reservists abused Iraqi prisoners of war at a camp in this southern port city. Possible charges include dereliction of duty, assault and maltreatment of prisoners. Three of the soldiers also could be charged with making a false official statement and one faces possible obstruction of justice counts...
U.S., North Korea envoys hold talks at summit (08/28/03)
and Sang-Hun Choe ~ The Associated Press BEIJING -- Trading the cold shoulder for careful conversation, the United States and North Korea made their first direct contact in four months on Wednesday, huddling on the sidelines of a multinational summit to work through a venomous stalemate over Pyongyang's nuclear program...
Two U.S. soldiers killed; relief group withdraws (08/28/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two more U.S. soldiers were killed in combat Wednesday, and the relief agency Oxfam became the fourth major international organization to pull some or all of its foreign staff out of Iraq because of the increasing danger. A day after the Aug. ...
Briton defends government's treatment of scientist (08/28/03)
LONDON -- Britain's defense secretary denied on Wednesday that his ministry mistreated a weapons adviser who committed suicide after becoming the center of a dispute over the accuracy of an official dossier on Iraq's weapons. The minister, Geoff Hoon, told a judicial inquiry looking into the death of weapons expert David Kelly, 59, that Kelly was treated well and protected by his bosses during the dispute between the government and the BBC. ...
Arafat urges calm from militants (08/28/03)
JERUSALEM -- Yasser Arafat asked militant groups Wednesday to halt attacks on Israelis, the Palestinian leader's first public attempt to restore calm following the collapse of the armed groups' unilateral truce. But a Hamas leader rejected the call, while Israel, which has tried to sideline Arafat from the peace process, dismissed it as empty rhetoric and said the army would keep rounding up terror suspects and hunting down their leaders...
Brashers tackles youthful challenge (08/28/03)
Senior leadership, an important ingredient on any team, might be hard to find this year at Chaffee. That's not a knock on the Red Devils' character as much as it is a statement of numbers. The Red Devils will have exactly one more senior than their win total of a year ago. What makes that equation unappealing is that Chaffee, caught in a spiral of losing, went 1-9 last year...
Pirates look into the past for new path (08/28/03)
Rick Chastain has surveyed this scene before. Eighteen years ago to be exact. Chastain was the new head football coach at Perryville in 1985 when he took over a program that was in the dumps. The Pirates had won just one game in the two previous seasons combined...
St. Vincent focused on a title goal (08/28/03)
St. Vincent seniors don't have to rely on newspaper clippings or word of mouth to tap into the illustrious history of Indian football. They only need to harken to their freshmen years when the school played in the Class 1 state championship game -- the second time in three years St. Vincent's season ended under the dome in St. Louis. The 13-1 season held the fifth straight district title for the Indians...
New coach makes case for pride (08/28/03)
This summer has been one big audible for the Scott City Rams. The Rams were approaching the line of scrimmage for the season when suddenly everything changed. Seeking to resurface above .500 after two losing seasons, the Rams unexpectedly have undergone a head coaching change in the last month and have been introduced to a new playbook...
Indians look for solution in the air (08/28/03)
Big school, small players. It's not a good combination. But that's the challenge before the Jackson Indians as they attempt to rebound from a 2-8 season, one of the worst in school history. Still facing almost the same schedule as last year, which was beefed up considerably with Class 5 and Class 6 schools from the St. Louis area, the Indians will attempt to tackle the task with undersized lines...
Tigers have a remedy to offset losses (08/28/03)
Yes, the Central Tigers lost a running back who accounted for more than 2,000 yards of offense, an all-state linebacker, a top receiver and a top lineman. But the Tigers hope to show exactly how stacked they were a year ago when they lost for the third straight year in the Class 4 quarterfinals. A 10-2 campaign ended with a thrilling 24-21 loss to Eureka, which went on to the state final...
This season looks like all bets are off (08/28/03)
As the high school football season gets ready to kick off, it's probably a good time to touch on a minor yet noteworthy change. The Missouri State High School Activities Association has approved an experimental triangular ball made of Flubber. No one knows why. They just did...
Notre Dame blanks Central (08/28/03)
Lindsay Reinagel pitched her second consecutive shutout and Notre Dame banged out nine hits in a 4-0 win over cross-town softball rival Central at Notre Dame. Reinagel pitched a complete game, striking out three and allowing six hits. Notre Dame jumped in front 1-0 with a run in the second inning and added two runs in the third to cushion its lead...
Area football teams at a glance (08/28/03)
Anna-Jonesboro (Ill.) Coach: Brett Detering, seventh season Last year: 10-2, lost in state quarterfinal Returning starters: 9 on defense, 9 on offense Five to watch: Bo Bennett (DE/FB, sr.), Mike Chamness (QB, sr.), Mark Chamness (HB/DB, sr.), Adam Cunningham (OL/DL, sr.), Luis Gonzalez (NG, sr.)...
SEMO launches season against Ohio (08/28/03)
Ohio University coach Brian Knorr insists there is no way his players will look at Division I-AA Southeast Missouri State University as an automatic victory -- not after what happened last year. The Division I-A Bobcats played host to I-AA Northeastern in their 2002 home opener -- and suffered a 31-0 loss that Knorr termed "embarrassing."...
Experienced Southeast offense resumes record chase (08/28/03)
There wasn't much wrong with Southeast Missouri State University's offense last year when the Indians lit up scoreboards in record fashion. The Indians' offense set 28 school marks while averaging 447 yards and 34.7 points per game -- figures that ranked seventh in the nation among NCAA Division I-AA programs...
Dotson indicted on charge of murder (08/28/03)
WACO, Texas -- Former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murdering his former teammate and roommate Patrick Dennehy, and prosecutors began the process of extraditing him to Texas. The grand jury heard evidence for about 90 minutes before handing up an indictment against Dotson, who has been jailed in his home state of Maryland since his July 21 arrest...
Southeast Missouri State fan guide (08/28/03)
WEB SITE www.gosoutheast.com TICKETs Single-game tickets are $8 reserved, $7 general admission and $3 for youth ages 7 to 18. To reserve tickets, call the ticket office at 651-2113, or toll-free at (866) SEMO-TIK...
Defensive consistency is Indians' next order (08/28/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's defense had its shining moments last year, namely during upset wins at Middle Tennessee State and Eastern Kentucky. But overall, the Indians' defense continued to struggle and allowed 387 yards per game, ranking fourth in the seven-team Ohio Valley Conference. Southeast gave up 29 points a contest, which was third in the league...
Tomco chosen for All-Star Classic (08/28/03)
Southeast Missouri State University senior quarterback Jack Tomco is among the first 50 players chosen to compete in the inaugural NCAA Division I-AA College Football All-Star Classic, which will be played Dec. 30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Football Network, a new national cable network devoted to all forms of football programming, created the game in cooperation with 13 Division I-AA conferences. TFN will televise the event...
Indians embrace new status (08/28/03)
A breakthrough season thrilled Southeast Missouri State University's long-suffering football fans and made Houck Stadium the place to be on Saturdays last fall. But Tim Billings -- the Indians' fourth-year coach who spearheaded the turnaround -- is eager for the Indians to back up last year's 8-4 record and No. 23 national ranking with another strong season...
Southeast has the look of a champion (08/28/03)
Is the world coming to an end as we know it? Not likely, but seeing Southeast Missouri State University as the preseason pick to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship is still pretty earth-shattering stuff. After all, during their first 12 years in the OVC, the Indians never finished higher than third in the standings. Only three times have they posted a winning conference record -- and those are the only three times they have even won more than three league games...
Settled at QB, Illini try to regain sense of urgency (08/28/03)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The quarterback shuffle is over at Illinois. Jon Beutjer will be the starter when this season begins, and barring injury will be the starter when the season ends, says coach Ron Turner. "He knows he's the starter. He knows if he makes a mistake or whatever he's not going to be pulled," said Turner, now in his seventh season in Champaign-Urbana...
Preseason Top 25 capsules (08/28/03)
no. 1 Oklahoma n Last season:12-2
  • Coach:Bob Stoops (43-9, 4 years)
  • Returning starters: Offense 4, defense 10
  • Key games:Sept. 6 at Alabama; Oct. 11 vs. Texas; Oct. 25 at Colorado; Nov. 1 Oklahoma State; Nov. 8 at Texas A&M...
  • Missouri players to watch (08/28/03)
    MU football fans haven't had a lot to cheer about the past four seasons-- that changed last season when a redshirt-freshman quarterback Brad Smith became only the second player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards. Smith's golden year has put him on Heisman Trophy watch lists in Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. Smith could become the first Missouri player since quarterback Paul Christman in 1939 to finish among the top three in the Heisman voting...
    Smith gives Tigers hope this is their year (08/28/03)
    A quarterback who's on the long list of Heisman Trophy hopefuls is giving Missouri fans hope this will be the program's breakthrough season. In the last 19 years, the Tigers have had only two winning seasons. Brad Smith, coming off a scintillating debut season, is the reason at least one publication has them ranked in the preseason Top 25...
    Big 12 teams at a glance (08/28/03)
    North Division Colorado n Coach: Gary Barnett, 29-21 in four seasons n Last year: 9-5, 7-1 in Big 12 (first in North)
  • Returning starters: 11 n Outlook: The Buffalos are full of questions on offense after losing their starting quarterback, tailback and four offensive linemen. ...
  • MU fan guide (08/28/03)
    Web site www.mutigers.ocsn.com tickets Single-game tickets are priced according to game. They are:$28 for Eastern Illinois and MIddle Tennessee State; $32 for Texas A&MandIowa State; $35 for Texas Tech; and $45 for Nebraska. Season tickets start at $115 individually or $295 for a family fun pack. For information, call (800)CAT-PAWS...
    Southeast players to watch (08/28/03)
    When Jeromy McDowell suffered a season-ending knee injury during last year's opener against Arkansas-Monticello, Southeast football fans must have thought "here we go again" and figured the Indians were headed for their eighth consecutive losing record...
    OVC teams at a glance (08/28/03)
    EASTERN ILLINOIS n Coach: Bob Spoo, 101-81-1 at EIU (16 years)
  • Last year: 8-4 overall, 5-1 OVC (tie, first)
  • Returning starters: 13...
  • 15 questions for the college football season (08/28/03)
    1. What are the most overrated teams heading into the season? Ohio State and USC. Ohio State won the national title and has all 11 starters back on offense, but you think the Buckeyes are going to catch every break again this year? At USC, even coach Pete Carroll thinks his Trojans might be overrated...
    Chaffee athletes qualify for national AAU meet (08/28/03)
    By David Wilson ~ Southeast Missourian Twelve track athletes from Chaffee saw a summer of practice pay off recently at the Show-Me State Games. Johnson coaches 42 kids on an area AAU track team. Of the 42 athletes on coach Tina Johnson's squad, 18 qualified to go to the games, but only 12 were able to go...
    Higher seeds avoid upsets; Davenport on the mend (08/28/03)
    NEW YORK -- Lindsay Davenport is replacing thoughts of retirement with hope for a U.S. Open title. If her injured left foot holds up, she just might pull it off. Davenport, the only past Open champion in the women's field, didn't play perfectly Wednesday night, but she played well enough to put together a 6-2, 6-4 victory against overmatched Maria Elena Camerin, an Italian ranked 92nd...
    Cards overtake Cubs (08/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- When Kerry Wood left, the Cardinals' bats woke up. Wood struck out 11 in seven shutout innings for Chicago, but the Cardinals rallied against five Cubs relievers for a 4-2 victory Wednesday night. Tino Martinez hit a tying, two-run single and St. Louis took the lead on Kyle Farnsworth's wild pitch in a four-run eighth. The Cardinals evened the series between NL Central contenders at a game apiece...
    Rams to wrap up exhibition season tonight (08/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Preseason state bragging rights will be on the line tonight in the annual Governor's Cup game between the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. In other words, forget the trophy. Both teams just want to avoid injuries heading into the games that count...
    U.S. may lose Olympic gold won in 2000 (08/28/03)
    SAINT-DENIS, France -- The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday the U.S. 1,600-meter relay team should be stripped of its gold medal from the Sydney Olympics following allegations that sprinter Jerome Young failed a drug test a year before the games...
    The week ahead in motorsports (08/28/03)
    AREA EVENTS FRIDAY
  • Late models, modifieds, hobby stocks, pure stocks, cruisers at Malden Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Sprints, modifieds, hobby stocks, multis at St. Francois County Raceway, Farmington, 7 p.m.Saturday
  • ATVs, motorcycles at SEMO Raceway, Blodgett, 6 p.m...
  • NASCAR progress brings sadness to Darlington (08/28/03)
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Cale Yarborough bows his head a little when thinking about his beloved home track, Darlington Raceway. For more than a half-century, he and others in NASCAR's family spent Labor Day weekend here at the Southern 500. That ends Sunday, when the race slot held from the sport's earliest days shifts to the larger, newer California Speedway in 2004 for a nationally televised nighttime showcase...
    Excitement surrounds program entering opener (08/28/03)
    I am really excited about the upcoming football season, in part because all of you seem to be excited. I can feel the excitement in the community and believe me that carries over to our team. We are anxious to play somebody else…anybody else. We've been beating on ourselves since the start of fall camp and we are ready to play another team. We have a tough opener tonight in I-A Ohio University, but it will be a good measuring stick of just where we are as a football program...
    Compounding pharmacists adust medications to serve patients (08/28/03)
    Whether it's helping women adjust hormone levels using natural hormone replacement therapy or finding a flavor of medicine that can help soothe a child's upset stomach, Steve Horst can mix up the proper medicine. Horst, a registered pharmacist, is one of only a few compounding pharmacists in Southeast Missouri, or even the state. There are 7,123 licensed pharmacists in the state, but not all of them compound...
    Health calendar 8/28 (08/28/03)
    The Speech and Hearing Clinic at Southeast Missouri State University will use a new program for people with Parkinson's disease. The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program is helpful for people with motor-speech disorders, which is often a problem for Parkinson's patients. An evaluation of speech and voice must be completed for each person in the program to best determine a treatment...
    Spending 12 hours at Dalhousie (08/28/03)
    Aug. 28, 2003 Dear Ken, I dabbled in golf a bit as a teenager but didn't become serious about it until my 40s. That left me always wondering how good a golfer I might have been if not for the late start. Monday, I stopped wondering. Monday I played in a golf tournament with Paul Jackson. He's 82 years old. Paul started playing golf when he was 75. He beat me by two strokes...
    Hundreds turn out to eulogize Bob Hope as legendary figure (08/28/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Bob Hope was eulogized Wednesday as one of the legendary figures of the past century during a memorial Mass that drew Hollywood stars, politicians and generals. "He knew how to use laughter to bring us joy," Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger M. Mahony told mourners including Hope's widow, Dolores, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood...
    Dorothy Ward (08/28/03)
    Dorothy E. Ward, 78, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at her home. She was born June 13, 1925, at Hiram, Mo., daughter of Charley and Clemma Smith. She and Carlos H. Ward were married 59 years ago. Ward retired from International Paper Co. in 1978, moving to Bella Vista in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista...
    Harvey Holcomb (08/28/03)
    LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Harvey James Holcomb, 81, of Leopold died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 21, 1921, at Edanville, Mo., son of James Charles and Isabel Jazarowski Holcomb. Holcomb was a former welder and Diesel mechanic...
    Mark Loomis (08/28/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Mark Finley Loomis, 49, of Belleville, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at his home. He was born June 11, 1954, in Chicago, son of Dr. Carroll and Nola Faye Loomis. Loomis was a certified public accountant with state of Illinois. He was a 1972 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro High School, attended the University of Illinois, and received degrees in accounting and finance from Georgia State University in Atlanta. ...
    Budd Waller (08/28/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Budd Waller, 82, of Anna died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
    Henry Rogers (08/28/03)
    OLMSTED, Ill. -- Henry O. Rogers, 89, of Olmsted died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born July 24, 1914, in Golconda, Ill., son of Charles G. and Grace Trial Rogers. Rogers retired as a lawn keeper and gardener from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich...
    Wilbur Barks (08/28/03)
    SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Wilbur L. "Wib" Barks, 81, of Sedgewickville died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Cape fire report 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Aug. 28 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 4:33 p.m., emergency medical service at Bessie and Koller. At 4:51 p.m., brush fire at 909 Huckberry. Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 12:29 p.m., alarm sounding at 1080 S. Silver Springs...
    Crimestoppers 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
  • Name: Darryl Graham
  • Age: 36
  • Date of Birth: 10-24-68
  • Height: 6' 00"
  • Weight: 210 Lbs.
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Last Known Address: 2834 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Wanted For: Probation Violation original charge, Domestic Assault 3rd...
  • Cape/Jackson police reports 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Aug. 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests
  • Robert K. Scott, 39, no current address, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of trespassing...
  • Out of the past 8/28/03 (08/28/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 28, 1993 National Weather Service says unless significant precipitation occurs to north of Cape Girardeau after tomorrow, Mississippi River here is expected to fall below flood stage for first time since early June; river continues to fall slowly after its crest of 48 feet on Aug. 7; today's stage is 37.6 feet; yesterday workers for Main Street Levee District opened Broadway floodgate for first time since July 5...
    Hysteria over Patriot Act (08/28/03)
    The Washington Times One of the most unfairly maligned provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act is section 215, which permits the FBI to apply for a court order requiring production of library and business records in the course of a terrorism investigation...
    Patriot Act is a strong weapon (08/28/03)
    The twin bombings in Bombay earlier this week serve as another deadly reminder: Terrorism is still a threat to the world. There is more proof: There is the recent indictment of the would-be arms dealer connected to al-Qaida as well as recent bombings in Kashmir, Morocco and Israel -- all with links al-Qaida...
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