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Stories from Saturday, October 18, 2003

Southeast Missourian Career Fair to be held Tuesday (10/18/03)
Looking for a job? We know where some are. The Southeast Missourian and sejobsonline.com will be hosting their second annual Career Fair, an event that matches job-seekers with employers looking for people willing to work. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Show Me Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Parking and admission are free...
Barrier to guard Jackson playground (10/18/03)
A medical organization in Jackson has donated a street barrier that it hopes will prevent vehicles from jumping the curb and landing in a playground at West Lane Elementary School. The Southeast Missouri Medical Center Inc., a health group established more than 30 years ago, will pay between $5,000 and $7,500 for the safety structure that will guard the playground at the corner of West Lane and Orchard Road...
Business event showcases food; main speakers held up in D.C. (10/18/03)
Small-business owners and their families sampled the fare from six local restaurants at the National Federation of Independent Business' "Taste of NFIB" Friday evening. The event on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University was supposed to have featured speeches by U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. But spokesmen for both Republican lawmakers said they were detained by extended voting sessions in Washington...
Preparing for the worst (10/18/03)
The scenario was simple but frightening. A terrorist takes over a small plane and crashes it into Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Fifteen people are killed and five injured. Once the living are removed from the scene, investigators begin a detailed homicide investigation -- locating and tagging pieces of human tissue as evidence in a mass fatality...
Drama students leave their marks on plays of past (10/18/03)
Cleaning out a backstage corner recently, drama teacher Bob Clubbs discovered old scenery flats signed by Jackson High School students who were in productions from the 1940s to the 1990s. Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was one of hundreds of students who left their marks...
Cape church to expand services to Sikeston (10/18/03)
Cape First will begin services at its new extension in Sikeston next month. The church has a membership of 2,000 people from around Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. The Sikeston service will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and includes nursery and children's programs. The services will be held at the RaudMont Hotel beginning Nov. 4...
State auditor McCaskill to run in primary against Gov. Holden (10/18/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- State Auditor Claire McCaskill will announce her candidacy for governor Monday, ending months of speculation on whether she would run against Gov. Bob Holden in next year's Democratic primary. McCaskill will officially open Missouri's first primary challenge to an incumbent governor since 1980 when she holds a news conference Monday morning at the Jackson County Courthouse, her campaign staff said Friday in a news release. ...
Religion calendar 10/18 (10/18/03)
SundayHomecoming service at Bethel General Baptist Church in Advance. Worship is at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Mike Grant will speak. A dinner will be served at noon and The Reflections will sing at 1:30 p.m. East Cape Baptist Church will hold revival at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Jim Cogdill, director of missions for the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association. Music will be lead by Russell Dillingham...
Hunters, dogs try to earn their stripes in raccoon hunt (10/18/03)
AURORA, Ky. -- Dressed in his best Elvis outfit -- a shimmering white jumpsuit -- Wesley Sanford lovingly slipped a matching Elvis T-shirt on his favorite raccoon-hunting dog. That was Sanford's way of celebrating their win in a preliminary round in the 2003 Professional Kennel Club's Super Stakes for young dogs...
lunt OKs ban on concealed guns in state buildings (10/18/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An emergency rule banning concealed guns in state government buildings meets legal requirements and will take effect Sunday, Secretary of State Matt Blunt's office said Friday. Gov. Bob Holden proposed the emergency rule after the legislature overrode his veto of a new law allowing qualified Missourians to carry concealed firearms...
Court refuses to rehear beef case (10/18/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal court declined Friday to rehear its decision that a national beef checkoff program is unconstitutional. The defendants in the case asked for a stay, and it was granted, setting the stage for another possible appeal. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July the national program known for its "Beef: It's What's For Dinner" slogan was unconstitutional...
FDA approves drug to delay Alzheimer's (10/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- Americans with advanced Alzheimer's disease soon can try the first treatment proved effective for late stages of the mind-robbing illness. Memantine should be on pharmacy shelves by January under the brand name Namenda, its marketer says. The drug has been sold for two decades in Germany, desperately sought by many U.S. families since word of its promise began spreading last year...
Asian suspicions of U.S. hamper Bush (10/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- There's really only one thing President Bush can expect as he travels through Asia seeking support for his policies: a hard sell in a region where growing numbers of people are deeply suspicious of the United States. An overwhelming percentage of people in largely Muslim Indonesia view the United States unfavorably. Even in South Korea, a key ally, more than half have a poor view of America...
Heavier duty (10/18/03)
WILMINGTON, Ohio -- The sharply rising number of obese Americans is leading medical-equipment manufacturers and ambulance crews to supersize their stretchers. Manufacturers are adding thicker aluminum frames, bulkier connectors and extra spine supports to create stretchers with a capacity of 650 pounds, instead of the standard 350 to 500. Ambulance crews are switching to the heavy-duty models to avoid injuries to rescue workers and patients alike...
Six people dead, others trapped in Chicago fire (10/18/03)
CHICAGO -- Six people were killed Friday in a fire that trapped workers in smoke-filled stairways and hallways of a Cook County administration building in the heart of downtown, officials said. The dead were among 13 victims overcome by smoke who were not discovered until after the fire had been brought under control and firefighters were conducting a floor-by-floor search of the 35-story building...
Scientist who conceived GPS dies (10/18/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Ivan A. Getting, a Cold War scientist who conceived the global positioning satellite system that enables smart bombs, hikers and motorists to reach their destinations with pinpoint accuracy, has died. He was 91. Getting, founding president of the military research-and-development company The Aerospace Corp., died Oct. 11 at his home, the company said Friday...
Congress approves billions in Afghan, Iraqi aid (10/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House and Senate decisively approved similar bills Friday giving President Bush roughly the $87 billion he wants for Iraq and Afghanistan, blessing most of his policies but challenging his plans for Iraqi reconstruction. The lopsided votes -- 303-125 by the House, 87-12 in the Senate -- underlined the bipartisan, wartime support that exists for the lion's share of the legislation: nearly $66 billion to finance U.S. ...
From mother to saint (10/18/03)
From wire reports As the Roman Catholic world prepares for Sunday's beatification of Mother Teresa, she is being revered as a missionary to India's poorest of the poor, someone whose close relationship with God seemed obvious from her willingness to undergo incredible hardship...
Bolivia gets new leader after bloody protests (10/18/03)
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Carlos Mesa was sworn as Bolivia's new president late Friday, hours after his predecessor was forced out by weeks of bloody street protests set off by a plan to export natural gas to the United States. Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada stepped down when he lost the support of his last key ally and his beleaguered government collapsed...
Indians fall at home to No.1 Mules (10/18/03)
Through five games this season the Jackson Indians football team allowed only one team to gain more than 300 yards of offense. The Indians gave up 301 yards of offense in the first half alone Friday night and lost a SEMO Conference North battle to Poplar Bluff 28-13 at Jackson...
Opposite routes guide Central, Kelly forward (10/18/03)
Central High School's softball team relies on strong pitching and defense to squeak out low-scoring games. Kelly has scored 11 runs in its last two playoff games and has banged out 15 hits. The two teams have taken different routes, but both will be at the same place when the state quarterfinals begin today. Kelly will face Blair Oaks at noon at the Kirkwood Athletics Association Complex, and Central plays Lindbergh at 2 p.m. at Kirkwood...
Today's area football game (10/18/03)
Central (4-2) at Sumner (1-5), at Gateway Tech
  • Last week: Jackson 27, Central 14; Gateway Tech 20, Sumner 8 Last year: Central 43, Sumner 16 Notes: After struggling the past two weeks, Central will look to right its ship against Sumner. ...
  • Perryville nips De Soto 27-26 for its 3rd consecutive victory (10/18/03)
    Perryville won its third straight game with a 27-26 come-from-behind victory Friday at De Soto. The Pirates, who started the season 0-4, improved to 3-4 heading into their district schedule next week. Perryville's winning streak was in jeapordy early against De Soto when the Pirates went down 20-9 by halftime...
    No. 24 Mizzou looks for next Big 12 surprise (10/18/03)
    NORMAN, Okla. -- After a few days of film study, Gary Pinkel has given up on finding a flaw in top-ranked Oklahoma. The tapes showed an offense that leads the nation in scoring, a defense that causes chaos with its relentess speed and a team with so much depth that it shook off a couple of injuries to key starters...
    No. 2 Miami rarely loses against lesser opponents (10/18/03)
    The Associated PressMIAMI -- The Miami Hurricanes have won plenty of big games. Four in a row against both Florida and Florida State, three straight over Virginia Tech and four of five against Nebraska. Maybe as impressive, especially given the parity and penchant for upsets in college football, they've won almost all the other ones, too...
    Up-and-down EKU, Indians await an OVC breakthrough (10/18/03)
    Can lightning strike in Richmond, Ky., for the second straight season? Southeast Missouri State University's Indians hope so. Last year, the Indians beat Eastern Kentucky for the first time, pulling off a 35-21 shocker at Roy Kidd Stadium. That's where Southeast will be today for a key Ohio Valley Conference game...
    Tired Yanks, Marlins try to stay loose for Game 1 (10/18/03)
    NEW YORK -- Aaron Boone got a wake-up call from manager Joe Torre. Dontrelle Willis explored the monuments, and Jack McKeon smoked a cigar. The grounds crew painted a new logo -- at the right ballpark this time. Baseball took a much-needed break to catch its breath Friday after a wild week. A stirring comeback at Yankee Stadium, a remarkable rally at Wrigley Field. A pair of Game 7s...
    Maruyama gets more reasons to smile at Greensboro (10/18/03)
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With an ever-present smile and a 5-foot-7 frame, Shigeki Maruyama doesn't look like much of a threat on the golf course. But he's not nicknamed the Smilin' Assassin for nothing. The diminutive Maruyama reeled off nine birdies en route to an 8-under 64 Friday and a commanding lead after two rounds of the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro...
    Rams' offensive line keeps opponents' hands off Bulger (10/18/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Quarterbacks are supposed to be sore the day after a game. Not Marc Bulger, lately. The Rams' rebuilt offensive line is showing signs it has arrived, allowing only one sack in the last three games. In Monday night's 36-0 victory over the Falcons, Bulger was rarely even touched by the defense, getting plenty of time to make his reads inside an airtight pocket...
    MacInnis has eye surgery (10/18/03)
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Blues captain Al MacInnis had eye surgery Friday and will miss at least Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals. St. Louis general manager Larry Pleau said he had not yet talked to the doctors, but planned to provide an update before Saturday's game...
    Gordon helps his bid for big finish with pole (10/18/03)
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Four-time champion Jeff Gordon is looking at a more modest goal with only five races left in the 2003 season. "We're within striking distance of second place," Gordon said Friday, minutes before winning the pole for the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway...
    Area digest (10/18/03)
    Southeast soccer team slips past UTM 2-1 MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's soccer team gave up the first goal of the game, then added two of its own for a 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference win at Tennessee-Martin. UTM (6-6-2, 1-2-1 league) scored late in the first half, but Southeast (8-3-4, 3-1-1)answered after halftime when Marla Gianino assisted Heather Reding's goal 35 seconds into the half...
    This Halloween brings to bookstores tales of candy corn (10/18/03)
    There is something innately scary about most of the ghosts, goblins, witches and monsters that star in children's Halloween books, but pumpkins usually escape the spook treatment. Until now. A not-quite-ripe pumpkin relishes his role as protector of the field once the local scarecrow becomes too busy fending off a flock of nasty black birds in "The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin" (HarperCollins, $15.99, ages 3-6)...
    Krystal Jones (10/18/03)
    Krystal Leah Jones, 16, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in a motorcycle accident on Greensferry Road in Jackson. Her brother, Tucker Ryan Jones, 19, also died in the accident. Robbins Funeral Home in Fletcher, Okla., is in charge of arrangements...
    Virginia Harmon (10/18/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Virginia Mae Harmon, 84, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 23, 1918, at Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Pearl and Ida Mae Henson Marshall. She and Edgar Harmon were married Dec. 22, 1934. He died Oct. 19, 1972...
    Earl Fox (10/18/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Earl Eugene Fox, 75, of Tamms died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Dec. 26, 1927, at Thebes, Ill., son of George and Minnie Mae Blythe Fox. Fox was formerly of Scott City. Survivors include a brother, Ralph Fox of Scopus, Mo., and a sister, Freida Fox of Jonesboro, Ill...
    Chester Ivester (10/18/03)
    Chester "Marty" Ivester, 56, of Riverdale, Utah, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Dolly Varden Mine in Nevada. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Jewell and Connie Ivester. He and Cheryl Mae Graham were married May 11, 1967, in Poplar Bluff...
    Irvin Martin (10/18/03)
    Irvin Arnold Martin, 69, of Illiopolis, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Ill. He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Scott City, son of Edward Joseph and Ellen Virginia Smith Martin. He and Mary Ellen Rievley were married Dec. 24, 1960, at Chaffee, Mo...
    Tucker Jones (10/18/03)
    Tucker Ryan Jones, 19, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in a motorcycle accident on Greensferry Road in Jackson. His sister, Krystal Leah Jones, 16, also died in the accident. Robbins Funeral Home in Fletcher, Okla., is in charge of arrangements...
    Norman Brainer (10/18/03)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Norman William Brainer, 73, of Benton died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at his home. He was born March 11, 1930, in Louisville, Ky., son of Clarence and Catherine Roehrig Brainer. He and Margaret "Fay" Wilson were married April 15, 1978, in East Prairie, Mo...
    William Wilson (10/18/03)
    HARVIELL, Mo. -- William "Duggie" Wilson, 82, of the Harviell area passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He had been in declining health the past year. Mr. Wilson, son of John D. and Willa Ella Roberts Wilson, was born June 28, 1921, at Cline's Island, near Essex, Mo...
    Births 10/18/03 (10/18/03)
    McGuireSon to Michelle N. McGuire of Chaffee, Mo., St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, 3:16 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003. Name, Jacob Brice. Weight, 2 pounds 2 ounces. First child. Ms. McGuire is the daughter of Darlene Kinder of Gordonville and Mark McGuire of Chaffee...
    Fire report 10/18/03 (10/18/03)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 18 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 3:31 a.m., medical assist at 802 N. Spanish. At 12:24 p.m., medical assist at 808 S. Pacific.
    Sheriff's report 10/18/03 (10/18/03)
    Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Saturday, Oct. 18 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Dawn M. Austin, 28, of Chaffee, Mo., was arrested Oct. 10, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Police report 10/18/03 (10/18/03)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 18 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Keith L. Baines, 41, of 215 Pearl, Cape Girardeau, was arrested, no date given, on a Cape Girardeau warrant for stealing...
    Correction 10/18/03 (10/18/03)
    Due to duplicated arrest record information provided by the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the Oct. 9 arrest of Iris M. Nanney, 19, of Cape Girardeau for stealing mistakenly was published a second time in Thursday's edition.
    Our freedom of speech (10/18/03)
    By John Heisserer Today we gather to recognize and celebrate what has been called the touchstone of individual liberty, our freedom of speech, which is guaranteed to all by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This fundamental right is over two centuries old, but its relevance is seen in our homes every evening as we watch post-9-11 developments worldwide. ...
    One man's dream- Grocery store on Sprigg (10/18/03)
    The sight of stocked shelves at the Ole Country Store, located at 1007 S. Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau, is bringing back a lot of memories for a lot of people. For years, people knew the place as Ratliff's, which opened in Smelterville in 1950. It relocated to the building at 1007 S. Sprigg in 1973 after being flooded by the Mississippi River twice in one month...
    CMS seeks to unite students, teachers, parents (10/18/03)
    It's a program that began with three simple principles: unity of purpose, empowerment of responsibility and building on strengths. A professor at Columbia University Teachers College set them forth in 1987. After 16 years, they've arrived in Cape Girardeau as the basis for an accelerated schools project that promises to unite the parents, students and teachers at Central Middle School and turn the relatively new school into an educational powerhouse...
    Glenn House could use more volunteers (10/18/03)
    To the editor: I would like to address some of the misconceptions in Speak Out regarding the Glenn House closing on homecoming Saturday. I apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced. The Speak Out author incorrectly assumes, however, that the tourism tax benefits the Glenn House. ...
    Speak Out 10/18/03 (10/18/03)
    Adopt a dog OCTOBER IS Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. I want everyone in our community to visit the Humane Society and look at the dogs. It's the nicest thing to do for our community: support the Humane Society and adopt an animal so they don't have to be euthanized. Please don't buy a dog. Adopt a dog...
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