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Stories from Saturday, November 1, 2003

Limbaughs' patriarch remembered in book (11/01/03)
They came to praise Rush Hudson Limbaugh, the late patriarch of a famous Cape Girardeau family, at the unveiling of a new book about him. But even the author, retired Southeast Missouri State University history professor George Suggs Jr., couldn't compete with Limbaugh himself -- interviewed on videotape three years before his death...
Perryville doctor enters race for 106th District (11/01/03)
Republican Dr. Steven Tilley of Perryville has declared his candidacy for state representative in the 106th District. Tilley, 32, said he supports gun rights and local control of schools while opposing abortion and tax increases. "I am honored and excited for the opportunity to run to represent the great people of this area in our legislature," Tilley said...
Parents and protocol (11/01/03)
Editor's note: The names of students have been changed in this story. By Callie Clark ~ Southeast Missourian Why do I have to do this junk? I probably won't pass the test anyway." The boy's adolescent voice cracks as he slams a No. 2 pencil onto his desk. He sits with his back to the rest of the class, certain he will never need to know how to round 57.196...
Lutheran school road becomes safety issue (11/01/03)
Someday, Saxony Lutheran High School is going to have 150 students in four grades. It's going to have 40,000 square feet under roof and 40 acres of soccer, football, softball and baseball fields and pastoral play areas. What today is a wide-open land will be a hub of Protestant parochial education...
Catholic nun, priest recommend movies to pep up Bible study (11/01/03)
On the Net Catholic bishops' movie reviews: www.usccb.org/movies By Richard N. Ostling ~ The Associated Press Priests and nuns are movie buffs, too. Among them are England's Father Peter Malone, and Sister Rose Pacatte of the Daughters of St. Paul, who lives in Los Angeles...
Finding a dream to make real (11/01/03)
Have you ever felt God planted a special dream inside you before you were born? But you surmised you could probably never bring it to fruition. Or perhaps you're presently living someone else's dream for your life. After reading an article stating "Everyone is born with a dream," I pondered the truth of that belief...
Religion calendar 11/1/03 (11/01/03)
Today "Voice for Life" convention from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deerfield Lodge in Cape Girardeau. The theme is "faith in motion." Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. For registration information, phone 334-7298. Benefit auction at 10 a.m. at Iona Baptist Church for a mission, "The Vision House," that serves as a recovery center for women with alcohol and substance abuse problems. For information, call Jo Leadbetter at 651-3598...
Religion briefs 11/1/03 (11/01/03)
Maple Methodist Church to hold bazaar Nov. 8 Maple United Methodist Church will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church. The bazaar will feature hand-crafted holiday items, a sweet shop and "Mom and Pop's" kitchen serving breakfast and lunch...
Stitches in time (11/01/03)
As Becky Zieske holds her circular knitting needle, she wraps the yarn around her fingers and works it into a stitch. Eventually those stitches form a row and the rows come together to create a prayer shawl. As she works, Zieske is praying for a niece in Minnesota who has cancer...
Missouri's tax amnesty period draws to a close (11/01/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is on pace to meet or exceed the legislature's revenue expectations from a three-month incentive period allowing overdue taxpayers to come clean without owing any penalties or interest. The "tax amnesty" period that began Aug. 1 ended Friday, meaning people had to have either paid or postmarked their checks and tax forms...
Suspect admits running down bikers in Florida (11/01/03)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A man accused of deliberately ramming a stolen pickup truck into six Outlaws motorcycle gang members, killing two, apologized from jail and said he wants to be executed. "I did it," Timothy Pilgreen told The News Herald of Panama City for Friday's editions. "I wish I hadn't, but I did. My lawyer told me to keep my mouth shut, but I gotta say it, I just got to: I'm sorry."...
Workers end grocery strike in St. Louis (11/01/03)
Nicole Powers stepped outside of the crowded convention center hall, hugged a friend, and shouted, "Whew!" It was part exhilaration, part relief. After nearly four weeks without income and hours walking the picket lines, Powers was going back to work...
Bush administration gets criticism for lack of cost estimates (11/01/03)
Months before the U.S.-led war in Iraq, independent and congressional analysts made remarkably accurate predictions of the costs of a post-war occupation, even as the Pentagon refused to do so, or gave very low estimates. The discrepancy is gaining new attention with lawmakers complaining of the costs as they approve the president's request for $87 billion to occupy and rebuild Iraq...
Firefighters clearing 30-mile path around Calif. resort communi (11/01/03)
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. -- Hundreds of firefighters battling Southern California's wildfires used a break in the weather Friday to bulldoze buffer zones around mountain communities in case the heat and fierce winds return. "We've got a sleeping giant out there," Forest Service spokeswoman Sue Exline said...
Rosie editor said she worried about her job (11/01/03)
NEW YORK -- A former editor of the now-defunct Rosie magazine testified Friday she avoided frequent disagreements with star Rosie O'Donnell because she was afraid she'd lose her job. "I picked my battles," said Cathy Cavender, Rosie's editor-in-chief from December 2000 until she was fired in June 2002. She said she came to realize O'Donnell was "pretty sensitive," and things Cavender thought were innocuous rankled the star...
Number of hungry families increasing, USDA report says (11/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- About 12 million American families last year worried that they couldn't afford to buy food, and 32 percent of them actually experienced someone going hungry at one time or another, the Agriculture Department said Friday. It was the third year in a row that the department has seen an increase in the number of households experiencing hunger and those worried about having enough money to pay for food...
Fourth victim found in collapsed parking garage (11/01/03)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Rescuers recovered the fourth and final victim of a parking garage collapse Friday, clearing the way for engineers and safety inspectors to begin the delicate, dangerous task of looking for a cause. One freestanding exterior wall and several columns still were in danger of falling at Tropicana Casino and Resort. ...
EPA won't restrict use of weedkiller atrazine (11/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it has decided not to impose new restrictions on the common weedkiller atrazine. EPA said in a statement it "does not find any studies that would lead the agency to conclude that potential cancer risk is likely from exposure to atrazine."...
Judge appoints guardian for brain-damaged woman (11/01/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- A judge appointed a University of South Florida professor on Friday to independently investigate the case of a severely brain-damaged woman at the center of a right-to-die battle. Jay Wolfson, an expert on health-care financing, will report to Gov. Jeb Bush and recommend whether the stay the governor enacted to keep Terri Schiavo alive should be allowed to remain...
Oldies music on the radio doesn't mean the 1950s anymore (11/01/03)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- One of the surest ways to feel older is to listen to the radio and hear songs from your childhood -- or, even worse, your adulthood -- described as "oldies." If over the years it seems those songs have gotten newer while you've gotten older, it's not your imagination. Oldies radio stations that once featured songs from the 1950s and '60s now play songs from the '70s...
U.S. soldier dies from wounds in Afghanistan (11/01/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. special forces soldier died from wounds he suffered during fighting in a southern Afghan province, the U.S. military said Friday. The fighting broke out Thursday when troops from the U.S.-led coalition patrolling with Afghan militia in Helmand province met between 10 and 15 combatants about 35 miles west of Deh Rawood in neighboring Uruzgan province, the coalition said in a statement...
Labored breaths, distant blasts, failed escapes- Survivor recou (11/01/03)
NOVOSHAKHTINSK, Russia -- Coal miner Valery Grabovsky heard only the breathing of his companions and the concussion of distant blasts as he lay in pitch black under hundreds of feet of rock. One sound brought comfort, the other fear. The explosions Wednesday were encouraging -- a sign that rescuers were trying to blast open a passage to where Grabovsky and 12 other miners had been trapped for a week by icy water that flooded the shaft...
Mexicans seek homeland burials (11/01/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Thousands of Mexicans who die in the United States are flown home for burial every year in their native land, where relatives gather at cemeteries on the Day of the Dead with flowers, candles, a favorite meal and nip of alcohol for the spirits of loved ones...
World's oldest person, 116, dies (11/01/03)
TOKYO -- Kamato Hongo, a Japanese woman believed to have been the world's oldest person, died Friday. She was 116. Born in 1887, Hongo was recognized as the world's oldest by the Guinness Book of Records after an American woman -- Maude Farris-Luse -- died in March at the age of 115...
Israel puts tight restrictions on Ramadan prayers (11/01/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops scuffled Friday with Muslim worshippers making their way to Jerusalem from the West Bank for special prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, injuring one Palestinian. The trouble came as Israel imposed tight rules on who could attend the prayers, which are held at a disputed site known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Haram as-Sharif to Muslims. Authorities put age restrictions in place to weed out the young...
Cubs hope defense will earn a final four berth (11/01/03)
Bell City is not the biggest team around, but with the help of a tenacious team defense, the Cubs are making a trip to the state volleyball sectionals. Bell City will be the only newcomer among the four Class 1 teams making the trip to Advance today. The Cubs (21-9), led by senior setter Whitney Abner and junior outside hitter Katie Niemczyk, will face Gideon (31-2-2) at 4:30 p.m...
Area runners make bid for state meets (11/01/03)
Central's girls cross country team will look to follow up a successful defense of its district title with a top-four sectional finish and a berth in the state meet when the Tigers compete today at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. The Tigers' top five runners are putting up some of their best times of the year, including Linnea Woldtvedt's first sub-20 minute race at the district meet...
Central wins, sets up showdown with PB (11/01/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville proved stubborn early before visiting Cape Girardeau Central took control and romped 42-0 Friday night to set up a showdown next week for the Class 4, District 1 title. The Tigers improved to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in district play while the Pirates fell to 3-6 and 0-2. Central visits undefeated, state-ranked Poplar Bluff on Thursday with a playoff berth on the line...
Loss dents Jackson's playoff hopes (11/01/03)
Could they do it again? That was the popular question when the Indians fell in a 22-12 hole late in the third quarter of a Class 5, District 1 game Friday against Parkway West. But despite a comeback that put the Indians in the lead midway through the fourth quarter, the magic of Jackson's comeback win over Parkway Central a week earlier was not there against the Longhorns, who got an 80-yard touchdown run from Chris Jackson to pick up their first district win 28-26...
Injuries hamper Otahk runners (11/01/03)
When the season began, this looked like one of Southeast Missouri State University's best chances to win its first Ohio Valley Conference women's cross country championship. Two key injuries later, the Otahkians have gone from solid contender to perhaps a darkhorse for the title, but they still look for a strong showing today in Puryear, Tenn. The women's race will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the men at 10:45...
Improved Skyhawks welcome a shot at Southeast (11/01/03)
As a competitor, Matt Griffin's first Tennessee-Martin football team is not as improved as he would like. But as a realist in the early stages of trying to turn around one of the nation's worst NCAA Division I-AA programs, Griffin appreciates the progress the Skyhawks have made...
Cardinals season ticket prices hold firm for '04 (11/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced Friday they will leave season-ticket prices unchanged for the 2004 season despite losing an estimated $10 million this year. After winning three consecutive NL Central titles, the Cardinals finished in third place and drew less than 3 million fans for the first time in six years...
Briefly (11/01/03)
Baseball
  • The Cardinals have declined to exercise their option on pitcher Sterling Hitchcock, and the 32-year-old left-hander has filed to become a free agent, Cardinals spokesman Brian Bartow said Friday. Hitchcock, who was due to make $7 million in 2004, was acquired Aug. 22 in a trade with the Yankees...
  • Area digest (11/01/03)
    Southeast soccer beats Tech 2-1 Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team closed out its regular season Friday night by beating visiting Tennessee Tech 2-1 in front of nearly 200 fans at Houck Stadium. The Otahkians (9-5-4, 4-3-1) finished in fifth place in the Ohio Valley Conference and will visit fourth-place Tennessee-Martin Tuesday for an OVC Tournament play-in game. The winner advances to Friday's tournament semifinals in Birmingham, Ala. Samford will be the host...
    Hearth (11/01/03)
    Autumn has definitely reached Cape Girardeau, and winter is not far behind, which means it's a good time to think about settling in, and the home at 1503 Briarcliff is the perfect place to do just that. This classic Cape Cod style home fits perfectly in Cape Girardeau, with its sturdy brick and buttery yellow shutters and trim that present a homey welcome...
    Gloria Taylor (11/01/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Gloria L. Taylor, 60, of Anna died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born March 29, 1943, in Flint, Mich., daughter of Andrew and Pansy Wollard Garvin. She and Harry Delbert Taylor Sr. were married July 15, 1961, in Joliet, Ill...
    Larry Dickerson (11/01/03)
    ELCO, Ill. -- Larry Dickerson, 62, of Elco died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Elco, youngest of eight children born to James Monroe and Mary Marie Neace Dickerson. He and Janet Kunsman were married June 12, 1964. Mr. ...
    Jill Rhodes (11/01/03)
    Jill Ann Rhodes, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Jewell Mier (11/01/03)
    Jewell C. Mier, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 2, 1919, at Randles, Mo., daughter of William T. and Rosa Hughes Sheets. She and Landon F. Mier were married March 21, 1933, at Benton, Mo. He died Dec. 22, 1997...
    Lena Keller (11/01/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Lena Murial Keller, 88, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was born June 3, 1915, in Anna, daughter of John Amry and Alzada Keller Corbitt. She and Mark Keller were married June 24, 1933. He died Aug. 4, 1986...
    Lora Dean (11/01/03)
    Lora Mae Dean, 78, of Sacramento, Calif., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Kleiser South Hospital in Sacramento. She was born Sept. 25, 1925, in St. Louis, daughter of Chester D. and Addie Mae Watkins Lemonds. Dean worked in housekeeping most of her life. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. She was formerly of Cape Girardeau...
    Fire report 11/01/03 (11/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 1 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 5:25 p.m., medical assist at 2200 Broadway. At 11:28 p.m., illegal burn at 1713 Brookwood. Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 12:24 a.m., medical assist at 233 E. Cape Rock...
    Sheriff's report 11/01/03 (11/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Saturday, Nov. 1 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Marla K. Welker, 39, of Cape Girardeau was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Police report 11/01/03 (11/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 1 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kelly R. Church, 28, of 515 Cape Meadows, No. 15, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of receiving stolen property...
    Out of the past 11/1/03 (11/01/03)
    10 years ago: Nov. 1, 1993 First of about 850 street signs are installed in county as part of comprehensive addressing project for county-wide enhanced 911 system; all streets and roads have been assigned conventional street names and corresponding house numbers...
    Correction 10/31/03 (11/01/03)
  • Patty Schlosser is Cape Girardeau County elections supervisor. Her title was incorrect in an article in Friday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
  • U.S. must keep reins in Iraq (11/01/03)
    By Chris Morrill In his recent guest column, Marcus Bond of the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice attacked the Bush administration on a variety of fronts. His comments should not be allowed to pass without rebuttal...
    Highly qualified teachers (11/01/03)
    In the newspaper graphic that showed all the states and their percentage of highly qualified teachers, there was Missouri in dark green -- one of only 13 states to have 95 percent or more classes taught by teachers with bachelor's degrees or who have passed comprehensive tests in their subjects...
    Learning outdoors (11/01/03)
    Scott City seventh-graders and high school seniors are completing a yearlong watershed-ecology study created by Scott City Middle School teachers Leanne Grant and Vicki Wachter. The two say they hope the project will improve scores on the annual Missouri Assessment Program tests...
    Putin's real motive (11/01/03)
    (Bern, Switzerland) Der Bund The billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky is no little innocent. In the 1990s, as fantastic fortunes were being made overnight in Russia, Khodorkovsky was one of the most dangerous sharks in waters where only a few fish swam anyway...
    Reality of terror (11/01/03)
    (Stockholm, Sweden) Dagens Nyheter From the beginning it has been said that the United States must use a broad arsenal in which diplomatic, police, political and military efforts work together. However, one problem from an American viewpoint is that the humility and willingness to cooperate that existed immediately after the terror attacks in New York and Washington was conspicuous by its absence during the diplomatic prelude to the Iraq war. ...
    U.S. should spend $87 billion on Americans (11/01/03)
    To the editor: Why is it that when al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein attacked the World Trade Center and killed several thousand innocent men, women and children, no other countries gave us millions of dollars for rebuilding? The U.S. military went to Iraq, blew up a few buildings here and there and killed a few people to try to get Iraq freedom from Saddam. ...
    Children deserve chance no matter what parents do (11/01/03)
    To the editor: I am writing in regard to a Speak Out comment about smoking at Sears Youth Center that said: "If parents would have done their jobs in the first place, these children would not be where they are. And I am sure they have been around far worse than cigarette smoke."...
    Speak Out 11/01/03 (11/01/03)
    I WOULD like to thank everyone who was involved in the great storytelling at Bollinger Mill on Oct. 24. The storyteller was wonderful, refreshments were great, the hospitality was super and we had a wonderful time. Thanks to all involved. Supply and demand...
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