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Stories from Monday, September 8, 2003

Cape police say substation still necessary (09/08/03)
COMING SUNDAY An in-depth look at the Southeast Missouri Weed and Seed program designed to tackle violent and serious drug crime in five cities in the region. By Mike Wells ~ Southeast Missourian...
Cape to fix revamped intersection on Mount Auburn (09/08/03)
Motorists who travel through the new Mount Auburn-Independence intersection in Cape Girardeau won't have to feel they are on a go-cart track much longer. The city plans to eliminate the sharp jog for southbound traffic by widening Mount Auburn north of the intersection so the transition from four lanes to five lanes is more gradual, said city engineer Mark Lester...
Cape woman's winning photo to be used in state tourism (09/08/03)
Emily Terry of Cape Girardeau recently won the Missouri Division of Tourism photo contest. The contest called for photographs of Missouri that fell into either of two categories: family fun or recreation, adventure and cultural attractions. All photographs were taken in Missouri...
Fair parade offers event for children who don't have horses (09/08/03)
Spectators were given a huge dose of cuteness at the SEMO District Fair's Pet Parade. The parade, which began at 1 p.m. Sunday at the grandstand, featured children showing off a variety of pets, ranging from goats, calves and chickens to, of course, an assortment of dogs and cats...
Star search finals at fair Wednesday (09/08/03)
Finalists in the Zimmer Radio Group third annual Tri-State Star Search will compete Wednesday at the grandstand at the SEMO District Fair. The finalists are the survivors of karaoke contests held at the St. Vincent de Paul Seminary Picnic in Perryville, at the River City Yacht Club in Cape Girardeau and at Pockets in Cape Girardeau...
Community briefs 09/08/03 (09/08/03)
Cape Girardeau library's events this week The library's new "I Can Be ..." series for ages 3 to 7 begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, promising to explore careers of individuals who make a difference in people's lives. Stories and a craft at the "I Can Be A Fireman" session will be part of the fun. No registration is required. For more information, call Youth Services at 334-5279 ...
Community cuisine 09/08/03 (09/08/03)
Fish fry dinners to benefit parishes and charities An all-you-can-eat buffet will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7 at the Scott City Knights of Columbus Hall, U.S. 61 South. Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph Parish, St. Denis Parish, St. Ambrose Parish, St. Augustine Parish and the Knights of Columbus charitable programs. Children 5 and under eat free. Carry-outs will be available...
Oran firefighters get federal grant (09/08/03)
The Oran Fire Protection District was awarded $149,481 for fire operations and safety. Michael D. Brown, undersecretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced 402 grants to fire departments throughout the United States in the 12th round of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The grants will ultimately total 7,000 awards worth $750 million in direct assistance to firefighters...
Children's Trust Fund distributes grants in area (09/08/03)
The Children's Trust Fund, Missouri's foundation for child abuse prevention, distributed $178,536 for fiscal year 2004 to nine community-based organizations and agencies in Southeast Missouri to provide programs and services that help support families to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect...
SEMO District Fair results (09/08/03)
Baby contest winners - boys 3 to 6 months First: Trevor Blake Minner, son of Michael and Dawn Minner of Cape Girardeau Second: Lucas James Jordan, son of Steven and Tresa Jordan of Benton, Mo. Third: Matthew Dale Stroder, son of Jeff and Barbie Stroder of Jackson...
Mountain lion sightings in state increase (09/08/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Reports of mountain lions in Missouri have become more common in recent months. But no one is sure how many wild mountain lions are in the state or how far they've spread. And those questions likely won't be answered soon because the Conservation Department isn't planning more involved research, such as tracking the animals via radio collars, officials say...
Rallies held for, against boycott of St. Louis schools' start (09/08/03)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louisans were bracing for today's opening day of school amid the possibility of a boycott by those opposed to an interim management team's cost-cutting measures. On Sunday, rallies were held for both sides of the debate -- those urging students to attend class and those urging them to stay away...
Abortion, guns top issues of veto session (09/08/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Legislature's annual fall veto session to reconsider bills rejected by the governor is typically a brief, uneventful affair. But since Democratic Gov. Bob Holden spiked a near-record 30 bills passed last spring, including high-profile measures on abortion and concealed weapons, majority Republicans are planning to attempt several overrides...
Powell urges more power for prime minister (09/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Palestinians' next prime minister must be free of the restraints on fighting terrorist groups that forced Mahmoud Abbas to quit in frustration, President Bush's foreign policy advisers said Sunday. Otherwise, they said, progress toward completing the U.S.-backed plan to an independent Palestinian state by 2005 will remain stymied...
Group investigates whether shipwreck is Blackbeard's last prize (09/08/03)
BEAUFORT, N.C. -- Archaeologists are investigating whether a burned shipwreck off the North Carolina coast is the remains of the last ship captured by the pirate Blackbeard. A nonprofit marine archaeology and exploration team announced in July that it had found the shipwreck in Ocracoke Inlet, along the state's barrier islands...
Discrepancy between SAT, ACT scores raises questions (09/08/03)
First, the maker of America's second-most popular college entrance exam releases this year's test scores and declares incoming freshmen largely unprepared for math and science classes. A week later, results from the nation's No. 1 test show math scores at a 35-year high...
Bustamante moves millions into Proposition 54 account (09/08/03)
FRESNO, Calif. -- The leading Democrat and Republican vying to replace Gov. Gray Davis are both taking aim at another issue on the Oct. 7 recall ballot: Proposition 54, which seeks to limit what racial data the government can collect. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is transferring $3.8 million in questioned contributions from Indian tribes and unions to a committee to fight the measure, his campaign consultant said Sunday. ...
Bush wants $87 billion for terror war (09/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- Four days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush said Sunday night he will seek $87 billion to fight terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan and "engage the enemy where he lives." In an 18-minute address Bush said, "We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities."...
Find a spiritual path, Dalai Lama urges audience in Indiana (09/08/03)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Dalai Lama dedicated an interfaith temple Sunday and urged his audience of several thousand people to be religious and choose a faith. "Religion should implement. The teachings should be part of our life," the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said during his second stop on a 16-day U.S. tour. "If there are people who don't have much interest in religion, they will see negatives."...
All eyes on Colorado redistricting court case (09/08/03)
DENVER -- A battle over a new congressional redistricting law goes to the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday for a ruling expected to be closely watched around the nation. Over three hours, the justices will hear arguments focusing on the question of just how often the state's congressional districts can be remapped...
Allies may give N. Korea some security assurances (09/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- The United States will consult with its allies about what kind of security assurances they can offer North Korea to get the communist country to end its nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday. During recent six-nation talks in Beijing, North Korea said it would disarm if the United States would resume free oil shipments, provide economic and humanitarian aid, sign a nonaggression treaty and open diplomatic ties...
World briefs 9/8/03 (09/08/03)
Afghan troops prepare for new attack on Taliban QALAT, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Afghan government troops prepared Sunday for a new offensive against Taliban guerrillas in the south and east, including along on the border with Pakistan. The planned offensive came amid a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who told a joint news conference in Kabul with President Hamid Karzai that the infiltration of terrorists into Afghanistan "is something that requires continuing attention."...
Police stage terror attack in London (09/08/03)
LONDON -- Police staged a chemical weapons attack on the London Underground on Sunday, simulating a terror strike underneath the heart of the financial district near the mayor's residence. The Department of Transport said the drill, the first large-scale exercise since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, was not a response to a specific threat...
Speaker tapped as new Palestinian prime minister (09/08/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat tapped the Palestinian parliament speaker to take over as prime minister Sunday and lead the Palestinians' next government after the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas. Several leaders of Arafat's ruling Fatah party confirmed the nomination by consensus of parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia, though it remained unclear if he would accept. ...
Protesters disagree on methods to shut down WTO meeting (09/08/03)
CANCUN, Mexico -- As World Trade Organization ministers from around the world check into high-rise beach hotels this week, protesters meet in ramshackle offices and tent communities, fighting over how they will wage war against free trade. The tangle of union members, Zapatista rebel sympathizers, anarchists, environmentalists and farmers cannot agree on protest tactics against the WTO, which they consider a mouthpiece for powerful nations and wealthy corporations...
Indians try to regroup, look for ground attack (09/08/03)
Southeast Missouri State University football players insist that now is no time to panic despite an 0-2 start. A Houck Stadium-record crowd of 11,100 was charged up for the start of Saturday night's home opener, but by the end of Southern Illinois' 28-7 romp a good portion of the fans had long headed for the exits. Several hundred Salukis supporters made all the noise...
Roddick comes of age with victory at U.S. Open title (09/08/03)
NEW YORK -- Three points from his first Grand Slam title, Andy Roddick stepped to the baseline, crouched, sprang up like a jack-in-the-box and smacked the ball. The result: Ace. Next point: Ace. Again: Ace. It was a fitting end to an awesome serving display. And there couldn't have been a more fitting successor to Pete Sampras as U.S. Open champion...
Tway outduels Faxon to win Canadian Open (09/08/03)
HAMILTON, Ontario -- Bob Tway two-putted for bogey on the third hole of a playoff with Brad Faxon in the Canadian Open on Sunday to become the eighth player 40 and over to win a PGA Tour event this year. Tway, 44, earned $756,000 for his eighth tour title and first since the 1995 MCI Classic...
Morris mows Reds in salvage project (09/08/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Morris was on his game again, keeping the Cardinals close in the NL Central. Morris pitched no-hit ball into the seventh inning and finished with a three-hitter in a 9-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Sunday. After winning 39 games in 2001 and 2002, he's struggling much of the year and this victory got him to double digits...
Fatal fumble-itis - Warner fumbles 6 times in opening loss (09/08/03)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With apologizes to Kerry Collins and company, winning for the New York Giants still starts with defense. Kenny Holmes recovered one of Kurt Warner's six fumbles for a touchdown, and the Giants sacked the Rams' quarterback six times, intercepted him once and sent him to the hospital with a concussion in a 23-13 victory Sunday...
Rams makes us all a little dizzy (09/08/03)
It's easy to go over to the water cooler and tell your co-worker that yesterday's game looked like the same old Rams, because in a way it was. The same old coach was still calling the shots -- and bad ones at that. Let's start with the call to keep Kurt Warner in the game after he sustained a concussion. Granted, it was a mild concussion and the medical team cleared him to play, but a concussion is a concussion -- it's still a bruise to the brain...
No Emmy nomination or wins for Indians (09/08/03)
That's the bad thing about those live television broadcasts: There are no do-overs. No chance to go back and fix that interception in the end zone. Or the botched snap that nearly turned into an opponent's touchdown. Or any number of misplays that combined for the sitcom that emerged from Southeast Missouri State University's loss Saturday to Southern Illinois...
Fanfare 9/8/03 (09/08/03)
Baseball
  • Cardinals left-hander Lance Painter said Sunday he'll be activated on Tuesday in time for the start of the team's three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. Painter, on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left leg since late July, isn't sure how much help he'll be. He's going to try to pitch even though he has little control of his left foot...
  • Development will give new identity to Cape corner (09/08/03)
    The northeast corner of Kingshighway and Bloomfield is getting a new identity and a new look -- including a new bank branch, a tax service business and an Aaron's Sales and Lease rent-to-own store. It's going to be called Bloomfield Crossing, and construction has already begun on a new 4,800-square-foot building in the vicinity of Room Mates and Siemer's appliances...
    O'Brien's big season (09/08/03)
    NEW YORK -- Denial. It's worked for Conan O'Brien before, so why not try it again? He didn't really know what he was getting into replacing David Letterman on NBC's "Late Night," and he's not trembling about becoming a dad for the first time at age 40. His wife, Liza, is expecting in October...
    Spade comedy knocks second 'Creepers' from top of box office (09/08/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- The band of grown-up kiddie actors in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" beat back the bloodthirsty bat-creature of "Jeepers Creepers 2" at the weekend box office. "Dickie Roberts," a comedy starring David Spade as a down-on-his-luck former child star, debuted at No. 1 with $7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
    People on the move 09/08/03 (09/08/03)
    Hopkins joins Diamond Wireless Amanda Hopkins has accepted the district manager position with local cellular company Diamond Wireless after spending over four years at JCS Tel-Link as a sales representative and paging manager. Hopkins moved to Cape Girardeau in 1998 from Hot Springs, Ark., after spending 19 years in the jewelry business in San Diego, Calif. ...
    Investors not as quick to push the panic button (09/08/03)
    NEW YORK In the first year after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the mere hint of another assault sent stocks tumbling. After a second year, investors aren't as quick to hit the sell button. When news about terrorism breaks, "they wait to see what they should do, and if there is anything that warrants selling." said Chris Johnson, manager of quantitative analysis at Schaeffer's Investment Research in Cincinnati...
    Small businesses in varying stages of recovery since Sept. 11 (09/08/03)
    NEW YORK A block from the site of the World Trade Center, Evelyn Robb still worries. Sales at her chocolate shop were devastated by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and they remain down as Lower Manhattan struggles to recover....
    September could be harsh for Wall Street markets (09/08/03)
    NEW YORK -- On Wall Street, September is sometimes seen as a curse, historically the worst month. As the market enters this September, it has higher prices and upward momentum going for it. But unfortunately, those gains could also work against the market over the next month -- if economic or earnings data disappoints in the least, investors could rush to lock in profits...
    Segway makes user an area celebrity (09/08/03)
    HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The Segway Human Transporter was hyped as the invention that would revolutionize the way humans get from point A to point B. That hasn't happened. But the Segway may be something else altogether: mankind's newest cure for loneliness...
    Business memo 09/08/03 (09/08/03)
    SBA rep to be on hand to answer questions The U.S. Small Business Administration Satellite Business Information Center will have an SBA representative on hand Thursday to answer questions about small business or to help prospective business owners compile a business plan...
    Edith Middleton (09/08/03)
    ADVANCE, MO. -- Edith Belle Middleton, 87, of Advance, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1915, at Marston, Mo., daughter of John and Mary McCary Coffee. She and Brown Middleton Sr., were married March 5, 1937, and he died on June 15, 1967...
    Irene Dillow (09/08/03)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Irene Dillow, 83, of Dongola, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 20, 1920, at Jonesboro, daughter of P.D. and Zona Dillow. She and Ellis Dillow were married Dec. 31, 1943, at Jackson. He preceded her in death...
    James Crites (09/08/03)
    James Alfred Crites, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at his residence. He was born Jan. 24, 1927, at Vineland, Mo., son of Louis and Mary Hinton Crites. He and Bessie Mae Parsons were married June 14, 1952, at Piggott, Ark. A graduate of Cape Central High School, Crites served in the U.S. ...
    Cape/Jackson fire reports 9/8/03 (09/08/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Sept. 8 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 6:39 p.m., a medical assist at 1009 Good Hope. At 7:29 p.m., a medical assist at 400 Houck Place. At 7:42 p.m., a medical assist at Themis and East Rodney. At 7:55 p.m., an illegal burn at 2819 Hilldale Circle...
    Cape police report 9/8/03 (09/08/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Sept. 8 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Michael Anthony Watkins, 31, 1669 County Road 211, Chaffee, Mo., was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing...
    Man receives moderate injuries in morning crash (09/08/03)
    Elmer Glastetter, 47, of Chaffee, Mo., received moderate injuries Sunday morning when his car ran off a Scott County road. Glastetter was eastbound on County Road 450 when he failed to stop at the intersection of Route H, five miles north of Miner, according to a Highway Patrol Troop E report...
    Out of the past 9/8/03 (09/08/03)
    10 years ago: Sept. 8, 1993 Al Stoverink, Cape Girardeau's assistant city manager since 1988, will become director of physical plant at Southeast Missouri State University on Oct. 1; hiring announcement was made by university yesterday, after two-month candidate search that attracted 70 applicants...
    Bridge dedication promises plenty of fun (09/08/03)
    Cape Girardeau is getting increasingly excited about its $100 million bridge, as well it should. As a result, there is a long list of events related to the planned Dec. 13 opening of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River. Not only will motorists be glad to be rid of the old bridge, a 75-year-old, rusting structure that will be blown up carted off on barges sometime next year, but they are fascinated by the gorgeous and graceful new structure that can be seen from miles away.. ...
    United Way sets ambitious goal for giving (09/08/03)
    The Area Wide United Way is becoming as well-known for its creative campaign kickoffs as it is for its willingness to set challenging fund-raising goals and meet them. Those who attended last week's kickoff event lunched on brats and side dishes provided by Old Bavarian Sausage, a Jackson business that happily supports the United Way...
    Story captured essence of games for Jackson fans (09/08/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Only game in town": I would like to send a note of gratitude to Bob Miller for his article on Jackson football. I am currently away at college and read the Missourian online. His article captured the essence of Indian football and reminded me of why I love my hometown so much. Good work, Bob, and go, Indians!...
    There's only one way to get to heaven (09/08/03)
    To the editor: Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire because of wickedness and homosexuality. That kind of lifestyle is an abomination to God. Billy Graham says we are in a huge religious upswing. We are, but there is a difference between religion and Christianity. ...
    It will take time to rebuild Iraq in wake of war (09/08/03)
    To the editor: In this time of instant communications and microwave dinners, many Americans have become complacent and accustomed to having everything on demand. However, many facts of life do not work that way. War is still war, and rebuilding thereafter still takes time and the will to see it through...
    Speak Out A 09/08/03 (09/08/03)
    Hinckley's privileges AM I the only person who thinks it's crazy that John Hinckley wants unsupervised visits to his parents' house? It looks like he's had supervised visits to his parents' home since 1999. I don't know how many others charged with trying to kill the president we would let out to visit their families. This sounds like the Hinckley money is buying special privileges from the government. I am offended by that. The law should be the law for everybody...
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