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Stories from Monday, January 19, 2004

Students find moving into dorms easier second time around (01/19/04)
A dark-blue conversion van sat among the mass of vehicles lining Towers Circle. Its occupants, Bill and Kathy Huber and their son, Bill Jr., of Florissant, Mo., all worked diligently to unload the contents of the packed-full auto, shuttling the cargo inside Towers...
Suspects in Bank of America robbery arrested near Seattle (01/19/04)
Three suspects in the Jan. 12 armed robbery of the Bank of America branch at 800 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau were captured Sunday on the West Coast, according to the FBI. Derek E. "Rio" Riggs, 24, of Bloomfield, Ill., Dareme P. "Sammy" Tipler, 24, and Corey D. "Blue" or "Komo" Lyons, 30, both of Charleston, Mo., were captured after a standoff with police and FBI agents at Embassy Suites Hotel in Bellevue, Wash., a city just east of Seattle...
Propose ethanol plant going against the grain (01/19/04)
Two farmer-owned ethanol plants have had success in Missouri, but there's no track record in the state for an ethanol plant that doesn't involve farmers in the ownership mix, industry observers say. That hasn't stopped efforts to build a $58 million ethanol plant in Cape Girardeau's Nash Road industrial park without the help of a farmers' cooperative to turn corn into fuel...
Fair group holds annual meeting (01/19/04)
Southeast Misourian The Southeast Missouri District Fair Association recently held its annual meeting and elected board members Pete Poe and Gary Gerecke of Cape Girardeau and Marilyn Schott of Jackson. Chris Weiss of Jackson was appointed by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Bob Blattel and Dave White, both of Chaffee, were appointed to the board by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce...
Community briefs 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Scott County historical society meets Tuesday The regular monthly meeting of the Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, Mo. The annual election of officers will be held. Crop management meeting scheduled...
Scouts raising $100,000 for memorial building (01/19/04)
Jack Ward, a Dexter native, played a big role at Camp Lewallen as health officer. His death in 2000 motivated friends and Scouting supporters to form the Jack Ward Memorial Building Fund for construction of a new administrative building at Camp Lewallen where Southeast Missourian...
Community cuisine 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Men of St. Ambrose serve sausage breakfast A breakfast of sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 at St. Ambrose Parish Center in Chaffee, Mo. For more information, call Marvin LeGrand at (573) 887-6355. -- From staff reports...
Community Q&A 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Name: Sue Jones Lives in: Jackson Family: My family consists of my husband, Dean; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Kathy Jones; two grandchildren, Ryan and Danielle Jones of Green Bay, Wis. ...
World briefs 1/19/04 (01/19/04)
Rescue efforts halted for plane crash in Lake Erie WINDSOR, Ontario -- Hampered by snow and low clouds, U.S. and Canadian crews called off rescue efforts Sunday for 10 people believed killed when a small plane crashed into icy Lake Erie shortly after taking off from a Canadian island. ...
Jackson holding hearing on one-way street (01/19/04)
Jackson residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinion Tuesday about a proposal to make part of South High a one-way street. A petition signed by several uptown merchants asks the city to consider making South High Street a one-way street between Main and Madison with angled parking on the east side and parallel parking on the west side...
Scott City taking input on Main St. problem (01/19/04)
For a few hours every weekday morning, the small town of Scott City looks a little like downtown St. Louis during rush hour. Cars, some trying to access Interstate 55, others trying to get past the interchange to Scott City schools, back up for nearly 10 blocks, keeping people from getting to work and customers from getting to businesses on Main Street...
Illinois teens may need community service hours to graduate (01/19/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Carly Caminiti started doing community service because her high school requires 60 hours of volunteer work before graduation. Four years later, she has racked up nearly 1,000 hours serving food at a soup kitchen, shoveling snow for neighbors and planning a drug prevention retreat for other students...
Authorities continue search for convicted serial rapist (01/19/04)
The Associated Press FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Using search dogs, emergency squads from the Department of Corrections and area law enforcement officers, authorities continued the search Sunday for a convicted rapist missing from the Farmington Correctional Center...
Management of KC memorial may transfer to private organization (01/19/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The management of Liberty Memorial could be transferred to a private group on Feb. 1, just two months before residents vote on a $20 million bond issue for the memorial. The Liberty Memorial Association, which created the monument and is trying to raise money for a new museum, would take over daily control of the monument from the city if the city council eventually approves a contract with the group...
Arrests for drunken driving in Missouri rising due to 0.08 law (01/19/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A law that lowered the allowable blood alcohol content to 0.08 percent contributed to a 14 percent increase in drunken driving arrests in Missouri in 2002, according to state records. State records indicate that two-thirds of the increase in arrests was caused by changing the legal blood-alcohol content from 0.08 to 0.10 percent...
Details emerge about fugitives in Montana (01/19/04)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Two Missouri brothers held in an Arizona murder were decent teens who were influenced by their older cousin, who's also jailed in the case, a neighbor of the boys said. Cary Pratt, 21, of St. Peters, said his 15- and 16-year-old neighbors looked up to their cousin, Justin Harrison, 22, of Wright City. Harrison and the boys left the area with Harrison on Christmas...
Underlings get nice perks for staying quiet on scandals (01/19/04)
NEW YORK -- Before scandal engulfed Tyco International, Tammy Cross worked behind the scenes as a switchboard operator, receptionist, even as a flight attendant on corporate jets. Cross says her bosses made sure she knew to keep quiet about who flew and what was discussed. They also gave the single mother a surprise benefit: college tuition for her daughter...
Lobby groups eager for mention in presidential address (01/19/04)
WASHINGTON -- A mention in the president's State of the Union speech is the holy grail for Washington lobbyists, the ultimate but always elusive reward. "You tell everybody you can think to tell" in the White House, said Dan Danner, lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business. "You tell the speechwriters. You tell the congressional people. You tell the policy people. You tell the public liaison people and the economic shop."...
Congress agenda complicated by election-year partisanship (01/19/04)
WASHINGTON -- The election-year session of Congress picks up this week where the last one left off. Senate Republicans still are trying to break a Democratic filibuster and the two sides agree on little beyond the extent to which partisanship has made lawmaking difficult...
Bush speech to unveil training program (01/19/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will announce a new initiative in his State of the Union address to give community colleges more money to train American workers -- a proposal that addresses joblessness, a key issue in November's presidential race. In his national address on Tuesday, Bush plans to unveil at least $120 million in grants, administered by the Labor Department, to enhance work-force training programs at U.S. community colleges, education experts said...
Air power to fill gap as Army infantry leave Asia for Iraq (01/19/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon plans to shift long-range bombers and other warplanes to Guam and elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific to offset a loss of combat power as thousands of American soldiers and Marines in that region depart for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials say...
Ex-Illinois governor appears at Sundance for film on clemency (01/19/04)
PARK CITY, UTAH -- A year after commuting the sentences of 167 death row inmates, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan appeared at the Sundance Film Festival to promote a film that chronicles the unraveling of his state's capital justice system. "Deadline," directed by Katy Chevigny and Kirsten Johnson, follows the turbulent debate that erupted when Northwestern University journalism students showed that innocent men had been condemned to death row. ...
Colorado pushes to protect rape victims' identities (01/19/04)
DENVER -- After a resort worker accused Kobe Bryant of rape, her identity was splashed around the world on Web sites, the cover of a supermarket tabloid and a radio broadcast. The basketball star's attorney said the woman's name six times during a court hearing...
Democrats reach for Iowa finish line (01/19/04)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Bickering to the last, Democrats traded insults Sunday as they reached for the finish line in a close and caustic Iowa caucus race, the first step toward picking President Bush's rival. "We are going to win," said Rep. Dick Gephardt, echoing the hopes of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards in a contest impossible to predict...
Mars rover is landing again -- in toy stores (01/19/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- The California Institute of Technology is making a little green off the Red Planet. Caltech, which runs the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA, patented the twin rovers it sent to investigate the surface of Mars and is licensing their images for commercial use...
Secretary of state looks back at impact of King (01/19/04)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell remembers the first time that he, as a young black Army officer, was allowed to buy a hamburger at a drive-in joint in Phenix City, Ala. He credits Martin Luther King Jr. for the law that let him do it. It was July 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed, "and I was able to go to the drive-in hamburger stand that had denied me service just a few weeks earlier and that now had to serve me," Powell said in an interview aired Sunday. ...
Episcopalians opposing gay bishop plan alliance (01/19/04)
PLANO, Texas -- Conservative Episcopalians are gathering today to establish an unprecedented nationwide organization to unite opponents of last year's consecration of their denomination's first openly gay bishop. Activists say the new Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes won't be a breakaway denomination or schism but rather a "church within a church." Nonetheless, it's a potentially serious challenge to Episcopal Church leaders...
People talk 1/19 (01/19/04)
Bono accepts honors from King Center ATLANTA-- As a teenager in Ireland, when violence and unrest were escalating because of the conflict over Northern Ireland, U2 front man Bono longed for the voice of reason from somebody such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ...
Two guards taken hostage by inmates at Arizona prison (01/19/04)
BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- Two state prison guards were taken hostage by inmates early Sunday, and negotiators were called in to try to defuse the situation. One inmate attacked a guard shortly after 5 a.m. during breakfast preparations, then met up with another inmate in the prison yard and the two gained access to the officers' tower, said Jim Robideau, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Corrections...
Israel might change barrier route (01/19/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israel might change the route of its planned barrier in the West Bank because of hardships it causes Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday. Sharon discussed the route with four senior Cabinet ministers in preparation for a Feb. 23 hearing on the legality of the project at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands...
Anti-globalization meeting in India focuses on militarism (01/19/04)
BOMBAY, India -- Peace activists at the World Social Forum charged Sunday that President Bush's war on terrorism has made the world more dangerous. The third day of the annual gathering of peace and anti-globalization activists concentrated on linking peace movements across the world, with the focus on recent U.S.-led wars...
Political process difficult as U.S. seeks U.N. support in Iraq (01/19/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- As the United States considers changing its plan to bring stable government to Iraq, its quandary grows more acute: stick with proposals for an unelected assembly and risk a revolt by the Shiite majority, or cave to a Shiite ayatollah's demand for a direct vote and possibly alienate Kurdish and Sunni minorities...
Ex-Khmer Rouge leader admits 'mistakes' but denies genocide (01/19/04)
PAILIN, Cambodia -- The top surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge admitted he made "mistakes" during the feared regime's rule but denied being guilty of genocide and rejected the idea that millions of people died. Nuon Chea, second in command under Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, told The Associated Press in an interview he would gladly appear before a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal pursuing top Khmer Rouge leaders. ...
Psychic - Jackson denied under hypnosis that he abused kids (01/19/04)
JERUSALEM -- Psychic Uri Geller defended his friend Michael Jackson on Sunday, saying the pop singer denied under hypnosis three years ago that he had sexually abused children. Geller, best known for his claimed telekinetic ability to bend spoons, told Israel's Army Radio that he hypnotized Jackson when the two were alone in a recording studio at an undisclosed location...
Envoy's exhibit outburst reflects Israel-Europe rift (01/19/04)
JERUSALEM -- Reflecting a deepening rift with Europe, Israel's ambassador to Sweden received strong support here on Sunday after vandalizing a Stockholm art exhibit he saw as glorifying Palestinian suicide bombers. Zvi Mazel's outburst -- captured on security camera before he was escorted from Sweden's Museum of National Antiquities -- added fuel to a debate over artistic freedom and Europe's views about Israel. ...
Suicide bombing kills about 20 in Baghdad (01/19/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide driver set off a truck bomb at the gates of the U.S.-led coalition headquarters Sunday, killing about 20 people and wounding 63 in the deadliest attack here since Saddam Hussein's capture last month. The bombing, which occurred during rush hour on a chilly, foggy morning, came on the eve of a meeting between U.S. ...
Italian wins lawsuit over coffee price increase (01/19/04)
ROME -- Meddle with an Italian's cappuccino and expect a furious froth. Since the 2002 introduction of the euro currency, Italians have grumbled about pricey pears and groused over costly cucumbers. But when a cafe rounded up the price of the morning java, it proved too much to bear...
Wrestlers prepare for conference tourney (01/19/04)
Conference supremacy is on the line Saturday at New Madrid County Central when the SEMO wrestling conference tournament gets under way. Considered one of the toughest conferences in the state, the 10-team tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Jackson will likely enter as one of the favorites along with Farmington. Other teams include Central, NMCC, North County, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, Park Hills Central, Sikeston and Ste. Genevieve...
Jackson notches 15th win of year over Doniphan (01/19/04)
Jackson's boys basketball team took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 56-43 road victory over Doniphan on Saturday. The Indians improved their record to 15-3. Tyler McNeely led Jackson with 20 points and Jack Puisis added 14...
Pats make Peyton pay (01/19/04)
FOXBORO, Mass -- On a cold day in New England, Ty Law and the Patriots put Peyton Manning on ice. Law intercepted the previously flawless Colts quarterback three times, Rodney Harrison added another, and the Patriots beat Indianapolis 24-14 to advance to their second Super Bowl in three seasons. Jarvis Green had three of New England's four sacks as the constant pressure made the NFL's co-MVP look very average...
Pujols isn't giving Cardinals discount on long-term deal (01/19/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols wants a long-term contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, although he's not willing to make monetary sacrifices to stay with the team. "What do you mean?" Pujols said Sunday at the team's annual Winter Warmup fan fest. "This is business. There's no break here...
Super Bowl awaits Panthers after upset win over Eagles (01/19/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- They were fearless in Philly and now they're Super Bowl-bound. The upstart Carolina Panthers became the latest team to torment the Eagles in the NFC championship game, winning a 14-3 shocker that ended with an injured Donovan McNabb watching helplessly from the sideline...
Mizzou hopeful following victory over OU (01/19/04)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Mired in a slump that dropped them out of the Top 25 and drew even more attention to an ongoing NCAA investigation, a rare win at Oklahoma provided a glimmer of hope for the Missouri Tigers. The Tigers (7-6, 2-1 Big 12) overcame a 12-point deficit early in the second half and restored some dignity to a team that started the season with its eyes on the Final Four...
Early upsets abound in Australia (01/19/04)
MELBOURNE, Australia --Swedish teenager Robin Soderling upset 2003 runner-up Rainer Schuettler 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open. Schuettler, seeded sixth, won the first two sets and had a break point at 5-5 in the third, but the 19-year-old Soderling -- playing just his fourth Grand Slam event -- rallied to win in the first match on Melbourne Park's center court...
Els wins Sony Open in another playoff (01/19/04)
HONOLULU -- Ernie Els is getting used to this kind of excitement. Pushed into a playoff for the second straight year, Els held off an impressive bid by Harrison Frazar with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole Sunday to win the Sony Open, the first player to successfully defend his title in 17 years...
Play calling by Martz was plenty ridiculous (01/19/04)
My buddy and I shot nine holes last week. It's the first time I've ever been golfing in the middle of January. While we were on the links we had a little "discussion" about what was more ridiculous: the weather or Mike Martz's play calling. Of course Martz's play calling is more ridiculous. It's right up there with President Bush's idea of colonizing the moon...
Restaurant promises chili summer for Cape (01/19/04)
Indianapolis-based Charlie & Barney's has announced its plan to bring its award-winning chili restaurant to Cape Girardeau by this summer. "We are doing an expansion and we really like to look at any college town that has a sizable population," said executive director Tom Coyle. "We're glad to be headed to Cape Girardeau."...
UPN making Amish reality show (01/19/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The UPN television network is preparing a reality series that follows Amish teenagers having their first experiences with modern conveniences and outside society, part of a religious rite of passage that tests their faith. Network executives are informally calling it "Amish in the City," although they said Sunday the title will likely change...
Business memo 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
St. Francis wins two awards for commercials St. Francis Medical Center was recognized with two awards in The Communicator Awards 2003 video competition. The Women's HeartAdvantage television commercials received top honors with a Crystal Award of Excellence, and the Wound Healing Center's television commercials received an Award of Distinction...
Dialing up memories (01/19/04)
When Russell Booker heads back to his job on the river Jan. 28, daily pictures of his beautiful month-old daughter Aryana will only be as far away as his cell phone. That's because three weeks ago, the Cape Girardeau resident and his wife Summer bought two new cell phones that come equipped with digital cameras, joining the increasing number of people who want to be able to take -- and send -- digital photos from their cell phones...
Gibson hopes to open age of digital guitars (01/19/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As Gibson Guitar Corp. prepares to launch a new digital model, an advancement some herald as the industry's most sweeping technological change in 50 years, company CEO Henry Juszkiewicz can close his eyes and almost hear the notes...
People on the move 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Nursing college president gets doctorate degree Tonya Buttry, president of Southeast Missouri Hospital's College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has received her doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Her specialization is in work-force education. Buttry has been with Southeast Missouri Hospital since 1983. She is a licensed registered nurse and is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a medical-surgical nurse...
Executives face political backlash over outsourcing (01/19/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Executives from Silicon Valley to Wall Street are adamant that shifting white-collar jobs from the United States to developing countries is good business, but a backlash is brewing. Indiana's state government canceled a $15 million contract with an Indian consulting firm in November. ...
Dennis Weber (01/19/04)
Dennis D. Weber, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at his home. He was born June 27, 1951, at Perryville, Mo., son of Adolph and Olga Bachman Weber. He and Louise Kazzee were married July 30, 1999, at Las Vegas, Nev. He was a self-employed carpenter in the Cape Girardeau area and a member of the American Pool Players Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Janet Clutts (01/19/04)
THEBES, Ill. -- Janet Clutts, 58, of Thebes died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Ray Davis (01/19/04)
Ray R. Davis, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 25, 1920, at Randles, Mo., son of Harrison and Grace Lape Davis. He and Corvella "Kinks" Spurlock were married Nov. 7, 1940, at Cape Girardeau...
Christopher Wickam-Maglone (01/19/04)
Christopher Alan Wickam-Maglone, 30, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1973, at Granite City, Ill., son of Terry and Beverly Maglone Wickam. He was a carpenter for Flora Daniels Construction...
Marjorie Mills (01/19/04)
Marjorie Groves Mills, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Frederic and Allene Wilson Groves. She and George Osbourn Phillips were married in April 1947, and he preceded her in death in November 1990. She and Judson R. Mills were married in Cape Girardeau in 1978, and he preceded her in death in 1985...
Alvie Tinsley (01/19/04)
THEBES, Ill. -- Alvie "Curly" Tinsley, 88, of Thebes died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thebes...
Cape police report 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jeremy Smith, 27, 1723 Carolina, Cape Girardeau, was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Cape fire report 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 11:22 a.m., a structure fire at 2549 Wild Horse Trail. At 11:59 a.m., a request for medical assistance at 1003 Locust. At 1:28 p.m., a request for medical assistance at 802 N. Spanish...
Out of the past 1/19/04 (01/19/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 19, 1994 Boyd Group is no longer only game in town when it comes to which company will operate riverboat casino in Cape Girardeau; Lucky Lady Gaming Corp. of Las Vegas yesterday unveiled $58.3 million casino and resort proposal to compete with proposal offered last year by Boyd...
Reflections on MLK (01/19/04)
By Star Parker Men and women who have made a mark on history are subjected to endless scrutiny and rewriting of their lives. Were they good? Evil? Great? Petty? We want to sum up a man and conclude what he was about. It is a challenge to do this with any man, particularly so rich and influential a personality as Martin Luther King Jr...
Registering abusers (01/19/04)
Protecting children these days isn't as simple as covering their scrapes with a bandage after a fall. Responsible adults are working to make sure that our children are well protected and safe whether they're at school, church or elsewhere. Background checks by employers are prudent means of protecting children. ...
King's message (01/19/04)
Today America observes the federal holiday that honors the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Typically a day filled with services of remembrance and reverence for King's life, the national holiday should also be a time for reflection...
Speak Out 01/19/04 (01/19/04)
Tolls and jobs I'M ASKING everybody who votes in November to vote yes on toll roads. It would create jobs for all Missourians. Not that critical WHEN CENTRAL High School was larger and we had an even better program, there were only two band instructors. It's only been in recent years as the student population dropped that we've had three instructors. Where would those who are squawking about one band instructor being dropped make a cut? I don't think the third person is all that critical...
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