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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Club owner meets with neighbors, police (10/21/03)
Pat Buck put it all out on the table. "I truly apologize," he said. "I truly apologize for any disturbances I've caused you guys over the last two weeks." Buck operates the new Taste pool hall at 402 Good Hope St., which reopened as an alcohol-free club Oct. 10 after having been closed for two and a half years. Almost simultaneously with the reopening, neighbors started complaining about crowds creating noise, trash and traffic...
Girl Scouts go for new look (10/21/03)
Since she was 5, Patti Duncan has faithfully attended weekly Girl Scout meetings, earned badges for taking care of pets and sold lots of those famous cookies. But each year, fewer and fewer of the 14-year-old's fellow troop members returned. This year, Patti and her mom couldn't even find four other girls in their large suburban Phoenix, Ariz., neighborhood to form a troop...
Night of the living children (10/21/03)
"Attention Target guests, although the time is now only 7:45 we will be closing immediately due to employment insanity. Please bring your final selections to the lighted check out lanes. As a reminder, we're open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please excuse me while I live a life of religious fulfillment with this ceramic pumpkin and Spider-Man mask."...
Learning briefs 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
Southeast names scholarship winners Southeast Missouri State University recently named winners of endowed scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year. Local winners were: Erica Yarbro of Altenburg, Mo., and Beth Johnson of Cape Girardeau, the Albert H. and Dorothy E. Macke scholarship...
Asian ladybird beetles swarming Southeast Missouri (10/21/03)
There's some very unladylike behavior going on in Southeast Missouri. Millions and millions of ladybugs swarmed area homes Sunday, first bewildering and then annoying residents. By midafternoon, masses of the pumpkin-colored insects were landing on buildings, cars and skin...
School district's finances 'about as good as it gets' (10/21/03)
After cuts to state funding and less-than-projected local tax revenue, what was left of Cape Girardeau School District's finances has been given a clean bill of health. During their Monday night meeting, the Cape Girardeau School Board approved the district's financial audit for the 2002-03 school year...
HOG rally to return to Cape in '05 (10/21/03)
Nearly 3,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from across the Midwest descended on Cape Girardeau in 2001 for one of the most memorable -- and profitable -- weekends in recent memory. Now, the HOGs have decided to rev it up -- and spend it up -- here again in 2005...
Jackson to raise rates for security lighting (10/21/03)
Jackson business and home owners who depend on the city to provide security lighting will soon see an increase on their electric bills. The board of aldermen Monday night approved an ordinance that city officials say brings the rates up to date and will eliminate a $543 monthly deficit for energy costs, or $6,500 per year, as it relates to the energy needed to power security lights. The city also spends about $1,200 per month on maintenance of security lights...
Street renaming gets initial city council approval (10/21/03)
Though some were braced for disappointment, the 50 Central High School student senators who crowded the city council chamber Monday night scored a point for their school mascot. They proposed to change the name of the road leading to their school from Silver Springs Road to Tiger Pride Drive, and forged a compromise that passed the council pending the approval of the school's neighbors...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions (10/21/03)
  • Authorized contractual agreements with Kenneth and Sherry Inman, Richard and Julia Combs, and Terry and Glenda Schroeter, regarding the acceptance of NRCS Operation and Maintenance Requirements on the Williams Creek Bank Stabilization Project. This ordinance makes the property owners responsible for the maintenance of the creek improvements that have been made on Williams Creek...
  • Launch lesson for students (10/21/03)
    Ooh. Ahhh. Wow. And that was the grown-ups. Linda Godwin, the NASA astronaut and Jackson native who has flown four missions into space, was at Alma Schrader Elementary School on Monday morning to talk to students about the space program -- but she entertained and inspired almost everyone who attended...
    Lucky Labrador survives arrow (10/21/03)
    The Associate Press CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- A direct hit from a bow-and-arrow was a near-miss for a 1-year-old black Labrador folks are now calling Lucky Luther. Luther was found along a Jefferson County road earlier this month, with an arrow poking out the left side of his head after striking him below his right ear, authorities said...
    Kansas City newspaper carrier, robber exchange gunshots (10/21/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A newspaper carrier for The Kansas City Star exchanged shots with a man who robbed him in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant early Monday. The 26-year-old carrier had just filled a newspaper rack and emptied coins from it when he was approached by a man who pulled a gun. He said he gave up the coins but the gunman wanted more and began searching his van...
    St. Louis man killed, woman injured in machete attack (10/21/03)
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A northeast Missouri man attacked two people in his home with a machete, killing one of them and leaving the other badly injured, police said Monday. Kent Gollaher, 34, of Hannibal, was arrested after a five-hour standoff Sunday morning at his home. Charges had not been filed as of midday Monday...
    Marble Hill rep seeks top House post (10/21/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Speaker Pro Tem Rod Jetton likely will ascend to the chamber's top leadership post in 2005 if Republicans remain in control following next year's elections. The sophomore representative from Marble Hill said avoiding a battle within the party for the speakership will allow House Republicans to focus on protecting and building the chamber majority they claimed in the 2002 elections...
    McCaskill triggers 2004 primary race for governor (10/21/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- With the backing of former Gov. Roger Wilson, State Auditor Claire McCaskill formally launched her quest Monday to unseat fellow Democrat Bob Holden as the state's chief executive, declaring that Missourians "are sick and tired of excuses."...
    Rain continues to slow row crop harvest in Missouri (10/21/03)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rain interrupted row crop harvesting across the state for a second straight week, the Missouri Agriculture Statistics Service said Tuesday. The corn harvest is slightly ahead of the average schedule but dry, warm weather is needed for soybean, sorghum and cotton harvesting...
    Nation/world digest 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    U.S. concludes bin Laden is alive from recent tape WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden, by referring to recent events in his latest taped message, showed he was alive in the not-too-distant past, U.S. officials said Monday. It was the strongest evidence in months that bin Laden retains command of the al-Qaida network...
    People talk 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    Alda gets emergency appendectomy in Chile LA SERENA, Chile -- Alan Alda was recovering Monday from an emergency appendectomy, a hospital official said. The spokeswoman at the Regional Hospital in this city 300 miles north of the Chilean capital of Santiago, who identified herself only as Lillian, said the actor underwent surgery Sunday...
    Majority accepts Boston priest abuse settlement (10/21/03)
    BOSTON -- The Boston Archdiocese's record-breaking $85 million settlement with hundreds of alleged victims of child-molesting priests has won more than the 80 percent approval needed to take effect, a church lawyer said Monday. The archdiocese's attorney, Thomas Hannigan Jr., said he received signed agreements from more than 442 of the 552 plaintiffs. The threshold was reached three days before Thursday's deadline...
    Student who tested airline security faces federal charge (10/21/03)
    BALTIMORE -- A college student who said he hid box cutters and other banned items on two airliners in an act of "civil disobedience" to expose weaknesses in U.S. security was charged with a federal crime Monday, and a prosecutor said he committed a "very serious and foolish action."...
    Bill lets governor intervene in comatose woman's case (10/21/03)
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida House voted late Monday to give Gov. Jeb Bush the power to intervene in the case of a brain-damaged woman whose feeding tube was removed last week by her husband's order. The House voted 68-23 in favor of the bill. The state Senate planned to take it up today...
    Sniper suspect represents self, makes his case to jury (10/21/03)
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad won the right to serve as his own attorney Monday in a surprise, last-minute request at his murder trial. He broke a year of stony silence by proclaiming his innocence in a rambling opening statement and asking a witness: "Have you ever seen me shoot anyone?"...
    N. Korean missile test draws new attention to standoff (10/21/03)
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- President Bush on Monday pushed for Asian support on a new overture to peacefully end a North Korean nuclear standoff that has cast a shadow over the region for more than a year. A North Korean missile test added to the tensions...
    Grenade attacks in Kashmir kill two people, wound 58 (10/21/03)
    SRINAGAR, India -- Suspected Islamic militants exploded two grenades in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, including one at a busy bus station, killing two people and injuring at least 58, police said. In the attack at the bus station, the militants apparently were targeting a paramilitary police post, but the grenade missed and exploded near the station where scores of people were waiting to board buses, an official said...
    Child soldiers in Liberia try to put war behind them (10/21/03)
    MONROVIA, Liberia -- In his dream, 14-year-old Moses Watson is running from the front lines in Liberia when a bullet hits him in the guts. "All my intestines come out," said Moses, his voice quiet as he sat on a wooden bench, looking at the floor. "I have died. I ask God please forgive me."...
    Poplar Bluff outlasts Central spikers (10/21/03)
    Central High School's volleyball team lost a marathon match to Poplar Bluff, No. 9 in the SEMO Top 10 rankings, Monday night at home. "I don't think I've ever been to a high school game that went nine points over like this," Central coach Maile Gannon said...
    Former Otahkian coach brings OVC's top team to town (10/21/03)
    Dave Schwepker is returning to Southeast Missouri State University tonight with a volleyball team that could go down as among the best ever at Murray State. Southeast graduate and former Otahkian assistant coach Schwepker brings his high-flying Racers to Houck Field House for a 7 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference match...
    Indians back in thick of OVC race (10/21/03)
    All of a sudden, a team that was virtually given up for dead -- by some fans and the media -- just a few weeks ago is back in the thick of the Ohio Valley Conference race. Southeast Missouri State University's wild 41-38 win at Eastern Kentucky Saturday marked the Indians' second straight victory and tied them for first place in the OVC in the all-important loss column...
    Police seek charges against two Yankees (10/21/03)
    BOSTON -- Police have decided to seek assault and battery charges against Yankees reliever Jeff Nelson and right fielder Karim Garcia for a bullpen brawl with a Red Sox employee. A spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney, David Procopio, said police planned to ask a clerk-magistrate today to schedule a show-cause hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to charge the players...
    Yankees' fat payroll outweighs Marlins (10/21/03)
    MIAMI -- When it comes to spending, the World Series is a mismatch. The New York Yankees have outspent the Florida Marlins by a 3-to-1 margin, according to the most recent figures compiled by the commissioner's office. New York had a major-league leading $164 million payroll on Aug. 31 in the latest tabulation, which was obtained by The Associated Press. Florida was 21st in the major leagues at $54 million -- seventh among the eight playoff teams...
    Judge - Bryant must stand trial for sexual assault (10/21/03)
    EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant must stand trial on a charge of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old resort worker, a judge ruled Monday, clearing the way for a celebrity trial the likes of which hasn't been seen since O.J. Simpson. Eagle County Judge Frederick Gannett said prosecutors presented enough evidence Bryant might have committed the crime June 30. The Los Angeles Lakers guard could face a life sentence if convicted...
    Rams' backups provide some explosive power in a time of need (10/21/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Heading into a stretch in which they'll play four of five games on the road, the St. Louis Rams' depth chart is getting mighty thin. The team finished Sunday's victory over the Packers without three defensive and two offensive starters. Safety Adam Archuleta (ankle) likely will return this week at Pittsburgh, but outside linebacker Tommy Polley (dislocated elbow) will be out at least a month and cornerback Travis Fisher (groin) likely will miss at least one game...
    Pujols already hauls in some big hardware (10/21/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Albert Pujols, who led the major leagues in hitting and finished among the leaders in most offensive categories, was named baseball's player of the year Monday by The Sporting News. The St. Louis-based magazine also named Atlanta's Bobby Cox manager of the year in the National League and Kansas's Tony Pena in the American League...
    FanFare 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    Basketball Antoine Walker was traded to the Mavericks, joining a lineup of four other players capable of scoring 30 points on any night. No longer will his only offensive options be pass to Paul Pierce or shoot. Now, he can look for Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, Michael Finley or Antawn Jamison, or take advantage of opponents double-teaming them and put it up himself. ...
    De Niro diagnosed with cancer (10/21/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Actor Robert De Niro has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to recover fully, a spokesman said Monday. Doctors for De Niro, 60, a two-time Academy Award winner, caught the cancer at an early stage during a regular health checkup within the past week, De Niro publicist Stan Rosenfield said...
    Raymond Garrett (10/21/03)
    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Raymond Kenneth Garrett, 76, of Murphysboro died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Anna, son of Otis and Iva Ann Boyer Garrett. He and Frances Brimm were married Aug. 30, 1946, in Piggott, Ark...
    Everett Gentry (10/21/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Everett Anthony "Candy Man" Gentry, 77, of Sikeston died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born June 21, 1926, in Mound City, Ill., son of Everett A. and Geneva Lewis Gentry Sr. He and Mary Allene Barnwell were married Sept. 27, 1943, at Charleston, Mo...
    Xavier Tribout (10/21/03)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Xavier Michael Tribout was stillborn Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents, Brandi Ranee Shreve and John August Tribout of Olive Branch; maternal grandparents, Walter Shreve and Sheila Shreve of Olive Branch; paternal grandparents, August Tribout and Victoria Tribout of Tamms, Ill.; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Parker of Olive Branch, paternal great-grandparents, Marion Tribout and Gus Tribout of Tamms; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Ida Prosser of Olive Branch.. ...
    T.J. LaPlant (10/21/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- T.J. LaPlant, 73, of Sikeston died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Barnes Ridge community, Mo., son of John William and Anna Combs LaPlant. LaPlant had worked for Little Construction. He was a member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
    Earl Bisher (10/21/03)
    Earl A. Bisher, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at his home. He was born July 31, 1934, at Oran, Mo., son of Joseph and Annie Baundendistal Bisher. He and Shirley Blechle were married July 8, 1961, in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Bisher attended Guardian Angel Grade School and Oran High School at Oran...
    Charles Ivester (10/21/03)
    Charles "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...
    Births 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    Johnson Daughter to Andrew Michael and Beverly Louise Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003. Name, Evelyn Louise Rose. Weight, 6 pounds 14.6 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Johnson is the former Beverly Franey, daughter of Frederick and Arlene Franey of Cape Girardeau and Louise Gross of Springfield, Ill. ...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 21 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Gil G. Chavez, 23, of 103 N. Clark, No. 305, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, assault, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway and for being an unlicensed driver...
    Cape fire report 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 21 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 8:07 p.m., emergency medical service at 20 S. Sprigg. At 8:09 p.m., illegal burn at 2001 N. Kingshighway. At 8:47 p.m., emergency medical service at 1927 N. Kingshighway...
    Out of the past 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    10 years ago: Oct. 21, 1993 Ground-breaking ceremony yesterday at 701 Good Hope marked start of construction of $1 million Salvation Army headquarters; new, 17,200-square-foot building has been Capt. Elmer Trapp's dream for several years; new structure will mark first time Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau will have adequate facilities...
    Get involved in new bridge (10/21/03)
    The completion of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge will be a historic event. There are several events people can participate in to make the whole bridge experience more entertaining. Jot down these numbers and become a bridge builder of sorts. Oct. 31: "What a Bridge Means to Me" essay contest. Call John Mehner at 335-3312...
    Jackson is getting ready for I-55 exit (10/21/03)
    Almost everything about the new East Main Street interchange from Interstate 55 into uptown Jackson is up for debate right now. The good news is, Jackson's leaders already are talking about it. Even more important, they're beginning to work with property owners on the project, sending packages to each of the five who own land that will be crossed by the new East Main Street, which currently stops at Oak Hill Road...
    Speak Out 10/21/03 (10/21/03)
    I HEAR so much about people who are grossly overweight, people who are so overweight they can't take care of themselves. According to the news, most of these people end up being on public help because they're so fat. The public shouldn't be required to feed them beyond enough to maintain life. Then they'll lose weight and become active again. They may not like it, but it's kindness...
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