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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2004

'Model citizens' honored for their service to Cape (01/28/04)
Creating a positive image of Cape Girardeau and selling the community to prospective residents, businesses and tourists has been the work of countless volunteers through the Vision 2020 advisory board and Community Relations Council. Without their work, Cape Girardeau wouldn't be the city it is today, said Mayor Jay Knudtson during a recognition breakfast held Tuesday morning at St. Francis Medical Center...
Southeast Hospital creates ties to Cardinal Glennon (01/28/04)
A newly formed bond between a local hospital and one of the nation's top children's hospitals will mean expanded services and new opportunities for Southeast Missouri families, hospital officials say. One of the first changes to follow the official linkage of Southeast Missouri Hospital with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital will be the addition of two neonatologists to the Cape Girardeau staff...
Parking structure goes slow for SEMO (01/28/04)
Nearly 15 months after breaking ground for a new parking structure, construction has yet to start on the facility itself and Southeast Missouri State University officials can't point to a certain completion date. That's because the project is being designed and constructed in stages as federal funding is made available, school officials said Tuesday. Federal funding is paying 80 percent of the cost. The university is paying for the rest from its parking fees fund...
Southeast students raising funds to attend Model UN (01/28/04)
Eleven Southeast Missouri State University students will represent the African nation of Rwanda at an international Model United Nations gathering in New York City in April. The students, members of Southeast Missouri Model United Nations, will be among 3,900 students from around the world who are scheduled to attend the event April 3 to 10...
Discussing matters of life and death (01/28/04)
When Joy Bell read "Tuesdays With Morrie" she thought it was a fascinating book about how people learn to live while they face death. As a hospice volunteer, Bell helps patients and families learn to accept death when it comes. She shares in their joys and their sorrows...
Jackson's construction boosted by tornado (01/28/04)
Jackson had a busy construction year in 2003, but it wasn't for all the best reasons. Permit reviews for 2003 were up 70 percent over 2002, but a large part of that increase, city leaders say, is based on reconstruction after the May 6 tornado. "I think it would have been an average year without the tornado damage, but that put us over the top," said Jackson building and planning superintendent Janet Sanders...
Taste owner says murder victim also fired a gun (01/28/04)
Courtroom testimony Tuesday revealed that a young man shot to death outside the Taste after-hours club this month had fired a handgun moments before his own death. Anton Shamon Miller, 25, of Cape Girardeau, was shot four times in his back Jan. 1. Cape Girardeau County Coroner Mike Hurst said any one of those bullets could have killed him. Bullets pierced both lungs, broke a rib and severed his aorta...
Federal court briefs 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Illinois women plead guilty to meth charges Wanda Bullock, 40, and Farel Holder, 29, both of Southern Illinois, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. They appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in Cape Girardeau. ...
Scholar to give talk on slavery on Feb. 11 (01/28/04)
Dr. James Brooks, a scholar with the School of American Research in Santa Fe, N.M., will deliver the annual Veryl Riddle Distinguished History Lecture on Feb. 11 at Southeast Missouri State University. Brooks will speak on "Slavery, Kinship and Community in the American Southwest" at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom...
Emerson Bridge lights get turned on Feb. 21 (01/28/04)
The ceremony will be private, but the entire community will see the results when civic leaders switch on decorative lights outlining the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge on Feb. 21. The lighting ceremony will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau, a short distance from the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge...
Club news 1/28 (01/28/04)
Laureate Alpha Rho The Laureate Alpha Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at O'Charley's Restaurant on Jan. 22. A motion was made and seconded to send a donation to the State Project to aid in improvements at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, Mo. Votes were cast for Valentine queen with the crowning to be at the Valentine Party to be hosted by Epsilon Tau on Feb. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson...
Poll shows Kerry with lead, but many Missourians undecided (01/28/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry has a lead over his Democratic presidential rivals in Missouri, but many residents are still undecided about whom to support, according to a poll of likely voters in next Tuesday's primary. Kerry had 25 percent support -- nearly three times that of any other Democrat -- but 35 percent were undecided in a poll released Wednesday and conducted for The Kansas City Star and television station KMBC...
Region briefs 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
House committee backs ban on gay marriage JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Marriage would be restricted to "the union of a man and a woman" under a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution, approved Tuesday by a House committee. The proposal, endorsed by the House Children and Families Committee on an 8-6 party-line vote, would go before voters in November if approved by the legislature. The measure now goes to the full House...
Kerry and Edwards pick up Missouri endorsements (01/28/04)
ST. LOUIS -- With just a week to go before Missouri's Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 3, John Kerry and John Edwards picked up key endorsements Tuesday from separate sides of the state. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay endorsed Kerry during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. Meanwhile, former Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver endorsed Edwards, as did U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, who represents central and western Missouri...
Nation digest 01/28/04 (01/28/04)
Justice investigators find no abuses of Patriot Act WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has found no incidents in which the anti-terrorism Patriot Act has been invoked to abuse civil rights or civil liberties but has identified instances of mistreatment of Muslims and Arabs that did not involve the act. ...
Bush defends war decision in Iraq despite doubts about arms (01/28/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday vigorously defended his decision to go to war against Iraq despite chief inspector David Kay's conclusion that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, as the United States had believed. Bush said he had "great confidence" in the intelligence community, which had provided prewar estimates about what Saddam had in his arsenal. ...
New Hampshire boosts Kerry (01/28/04)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- John Kerry overpowered Howard Dean to win New Hampshire's primary Tuesday, a second-straight campaign victory for the newly minted Democratic presidential front-runner. "I ask Democrats everywhere to join us so we can defeat George W. Bush and the economy of privilege," Kerry told supporters cheered by his political revival. He promised to "reduce the poverty of millions rather than reducing the taxes of millionaires."...
Mars rover spies layered rocks, develops power problem (01/28/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- A NASA rover got its closest-ever look at bedrock on the surface of Mars on Tuesday, and scientists were eager to determine whether the layering could have been formed in water. The Opportunity rover spied the fine-scaled layering just days after it landed in a small crater on the far side of the planet from its twin, Spirit. On Tuesday, NASA unveiled a high-resolution photograph of the horizontally striped and fractured slabs of bedrock...
Ten Asian nations now report bird flu cases (01/28/04)
BEIJING -- Bird flu reached China, the world's most populous nation, as officials acknowledged Tuesday that at least one duck was infected with the disease and opened an investigation into suspect cases of other dead poultry. The announcement opened a potentially fearsome new front in the fight against the virus that now has appeared in 10 Asian nations...
World briefs 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Blair narrowly wins key vote to end Labour revolt LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair narrowly defeated a major rebellion within his governing Labour Party on Tuesday, winning a key vote to raise university fees that severely tested his authority. Lawmakers voted 316-311 in favor of the legislation, offering Blair a welcome boost before Wednesday's publication of a report on the death of a weapons adviser, which added to a furor over the government's case for the Iraq war. ...
U.N. sending team to break Iraq impasse (01/28/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The United Nations agreed Tuesday to send a team to Iraq to help break the deadlock over electing a new government, as the deaths of six more American soldiers in roadside bombings underscored concerns about security in the volatile nation...
Jackson withstands Sikeston barrage to claim 54-49 victory (01/28/04)
Jackson's boys basketball team withstood a first-half 3-point barrage from visiting Sikeston and posted a 54-49 come-from-behind victory Tuesday night. Of Sikeston's 17 field goals for the game, 12 were 3-pointers. The Bulldogs hit for 10 of their 3-pointers in the opening half, which ended with Sikeston leading 35-26...
Central posts OT triumph (01/28/04)
No Scott Chestnutt. No Eli Harris. No Will Johnson. No Mitch Craft. No sweat. Playing without four of its top six players, Central's boys basketball team overcame a four-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Doniphan 68-56 in overtime Tuesday at Central...
Scott City satisfied with easy victory (01/28/04)
Scott City and Notre Dame haven't exactly been the friendliest of basketball rivals over the years -- which is why the Rams delighted in Tuesday night's 87-70 rout of the Bulldogs. A big crowd at Scott City's gymnasium -- there also were plenty of Notre Dame fans on hand -- saw the Rams roll from start to finish in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the 17-point margin...
Paulding rediscovers shot, aggressiveness (01/28/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Midway through what was beginning to look like a lost senior season, Rickey Paulding has rediscovered his game. Much of the season, Missouri's senior guard has leaned heavily on his jump shot with so-so results. That contributed to an underwhelming start for the Tigers, who began the season ranked fifth in the nation but are 8-7 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12 heading into tonight's game at Colorado...
Media day stranger than usual (01/28/04)
HOUSTON -- Super Bowl media days don't come any stranger than this -- and players hardly cared a whit. Rookies and veterans alike rode the wave of goofiness, even welcomed it, embracing questions about music, fashion, politics, sex, MTV -- some from kiddie reporters...
Top-seeded Roddick loses quarterfinal match to Safin (01/28/04)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andy Roddick is out of the Australian Open and will lose the No. 1 ranking -- all because Marat Safin is back at the top of his game. Safin's 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (0), 6-4 upset of Roddick in the quarterfinals came on the Russian's 24th birthday. Not long after Roddick smashed his racket and left the court, the crowd serenaded Safin with a rendition of "Happy Birthday."...
Heatley returns to ice tonight against Blues (01/28/04)
ATLANTA -- Dany Heatley's quick return to the ice couldn't come at a better time for the Atlanta Thrashers. The star right wing plans to play tonight for the first time since surviving a car wreck in September that killed teammate Dan Snyder and left Heatley with serious injuries...
Sports briefs 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Baseballn Kazuhiro Sasaki signed papers to terminate his contract and was put on waivers Tuesday by the Seattle Mariners. Sasaki, the team's career saves leader, is walking away from a guaranteed $8.5 million. He has said he wants to remain in Japan with his wife and two children. If Sasaki clears waivers later this week, which is expected, the Mariners would give him his unconditional release...
Handy snacking on the gameday menu (01/28/04)
Chicken wings and pizza are old favorites, quick and easy to make and to eat. Here are some tasty variations to consider for serving at a winter get-together with friends. Spicy Apricot Sesame Wings 1/3 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce 1/4 cup Dijon mustard...
Favorite fondue dips add to Super Bowl party festivities (01/28/04)
There's a winter food group that nurtures sociability: fondues. Given a reason besides hunger for which to gather -- say a sporting special on TV -- fondue dippers are going to get along extremely well together, with both food and entertainment. Here are three very easy recipes for new versions of this popular dish using different varieties of cheese; one includes the classic Swiss cheeses...
Football and food (01/28/04)
Remember bowls? Not the kind that pit one college team against another but those handy receptacles for filling with warm, festive winter food, easy stuff to eat when your attention is on a hot football game. Nice to team with other edibles. Super Bowl weekend is a time when parties center on the big game on TV and the fare at the table...
Football fans can enjoy fried pickles (01/28/04)
The sudden change in the weather last weekend threw me for a loop. I had not seen or listened to any weather report for several days and did not know it was supposed to change for the worse. I was just cruising through life, then all of a sudden -- a surprise. With all of the trees coated by a shimmering glass-looking film, it was absolutely beautiful...
Nothing can top Diet Dew and Bugles (01/28/04)
For my money, there's no afternoon pick-me-up as good as a Diet Mountain Dew and a bag of Bugles corn snacks. You know that lull around 3 p.m., when your lunchtime soup and salad is long gone, the gap until dinner is yawning before you, and you long to be a part of the Latin American culture that still insists on siestas? Alas, you are a WASP, with no interesting cultural anomalies to speak of, and 3 p.m. ...
'Return of the King' leads race with 11 Oscar nominations (01/28/04)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Middle-earth crowned its monarch. Now, Academy Awards voters seem ready to crown "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" as the first fantasy to win best picture. The final chapter of Peter Jackson's trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic set in an imaginary world of hobbits, wizards and elves, took a leading 11 Oscar nominations Tuesday, among them best picture and director...
Prosecutor paints Stewart as liar (01/28/04)
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart lied to investigators and committed "serious federal crimes" by selling off stock based on a tip no one else had, a prosecutor charged Tuesday. But the defense said the case was based on speculation and guesswork. In her opening statement in federal court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Patton Seymour told jurors that Stewart had lied to federal agents, and "multiplied that lie by feeding it to investors in her own company."...
Business briefs 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Broadcasters, cable fight over rules of digital TV WASHINGTON -- To most couch potatoes, digital television means a sharper picture. Broadcasters see another advantage, though: They could offer up to six times as many channels. Broadcast networks say they'll offer more channels if the government requires cable companies to carry them. ...
Connie Gibbar (01/28/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Connie Sue Gibbar, 49, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in an automobile accident in Perry County. Her son, Timothy C. Gibbar, also died in the accident. She was born Dec. 30, 1954, in Perryville, daughter of Fred and Lorine Pecaut Ruessler. She and Raymond Charles Gibbar were married Aug. 24, 1974, in Perryville...
Curtis Payne (01/28/04)
G. Curtis Payne, 74, of Whitewater died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Don Wilson (01/28/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Don Wilson, 73, of Jonesboro died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin Clingingsmith (01/28/04)
Alvin "Jake" Clingingsmith, 84, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 8, 1919, at Neelys Landing, son of Charles F. and Bessie Lou Sides Clingingsmith. He and Alma Hanselmann were married June 29, 1943, in Jackson...
Selma Loberg (01/28/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Selma M. "Sis" Loberg, 96, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born March 16, 1907, in Perryville, daughter of Romanus John and Anna Victoria Hoffman Zahner. She married William Loberg, who died March 23, 1974...
Timothy Gibbar (01/28/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Timothy Charles Gibbar, 28, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in an automobile accident in Perry County. His mother, Connie Sue Gibbar, also died in the accident. He was born May 1, 1975, in Perry County, son of Raymond Charles and Connie Sue Ruessler Gibbar. He and Gwen N. Abernathy were married Nov. 29, 1997, in Perry County...
Mildred Roberts (01/28/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Mildred Roberts, 86, of Cairo died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Lovelaceville, Ky., daughter of J.M. and Zada Hines Clark. She married Charles Roberts, who died in 1998. Roberts was a secretary many years with Alexander County Highway Department in Olive Branch, Ill. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
Carlton Adams (01/28/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Carlton F. Adams, 78, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Plumerville, Ark., son of Clarence F. and Grace C. Campbell Adams. He and Pauline Morris were married April 15, 1976, in Bertrand, Mo...
Jane Crisel (01/28/04)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Jane Crisel, 60, of Puxico died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 9, 1943, in Ash Hill, Mo., daughter of Glen and Geneva Wicks Sisco. She and Jerry Crisel were married Feb. 3, 1962, at Ash Hill...
Wilson Boyd (01/28/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Wilson C. Boyd, 91, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girar-deau. He was born Nov. 17, 1912, at Rockview, Mo., son of Bill and Ezella Prosser Boyd. He and Helen Winchester were married May 12, 1934, at Marble Hill...
Homer Staats (01/28/04)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Homer Francis Staats, 90, of Farmington died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at Parkland Health Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1914, at Arab, Mo., son of Perry and Alma Shell Staats. He and Dora Lee were married Aug. 31, 1937, at Marble Hill, Mo. She died April 29, 2003...
Mabel Halter (01/28/04)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Mabel Favell Halter, 101, of Jacksonville, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Jacksonville. She was born May 23, 1902, at Commerce, daughter of Sterling Price and Laura Huffstutler Matney. Halter was a retired seamstress. Survivors include a son, Lynn Favell of Cape Coral, Fla.; two daughters, Doris Cunniff of Jacksonville, Evelyn Hooker of Beebe, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Births 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Sullivan Son to Matt C. Sullivan and Britni K. Massey of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:17 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. Name, Clayton Lewis. Weight, 5 pounds 1/2 ounce. Second child, first son. Ms. Massey is the daughter of Mark and Kay Kielhofner of Jackson and David Massey of Peoria, Ill. She is employed at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. Sullivan is the son of Dorothy Sullivan of Cape Girardeau and Charles Sullivan of Herrin, Ill. He is employed at Dead Gear Sporting Goods...
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Fabio R. Acevedo-Sanchez, 24, of 1330 N. Sprigg, No. 4, Cape Girar-deau, was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
Cape fire report 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 2:38 p.m., motor vehicle accident at the 200 block of North West End Boulevard. At 3:32 p.m., motor vehicle accident at William and Spanish. At 3:50 p.m., medical assist at 701 Good Hope...
Out of the past 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 28, 1994 U.S. Senate committee yesterday gave final go-ahead for funding of site acquisition and design work for new federal building in Cape Girardeau. Group of property owners living near Jackson municipal landfill are objecting to proposed sale of landfill to private waste-management company; instead, they want city to close landfill immediately...
Correction 01/28/04 (01/28/04)
In a story about Catholic Schools Week, the name of Notre Dame Regional High School teacher Jerry Grim was misspelled in Tuesday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Clarification 1/28/04 (01/28/04)
At Monday night's joint council meeting of the Cape Girardeau City Council and the Jackson Board of Aldermen, the aldermen agreed to ban bottle rockets in Jackson. Cape Girardeau already had a ban on bottle rockets, which went into effect on Dec. 31, 2000. The Cape Girardeau council has expanded its ban to any type of fireworks using a stick of wood or plastic to aid in launching. Jackson accepted Cape Girardeau's proposed definition...
Gov. Holden sets the tone (01/28/04)
Note: The complete text of Gov. Bob Holden's State of the State Address can be read on semissourian.com or johncombest.com (Thursday, Jan. 22). Holden's address had three parts, which is not unusual, but the third part was dramatically different in tone...
Quotes in the news (01/28/04)
"What you see now are the various Democratic candidates kind of groping for a religious strategy. For some of them, it doesn't come naturally." -- Political scientist James Guth of Furman University on the presidential hopefuls trying to make the point with voters that they -- like President Bush -- believe in God...
The cost of drugs (01/28/04)
Americans' belief that prescription drugs are cheaper in Canada turns out not to be entirely true, according to a Food and Drug Administration analysis. In some cases, brand-name drugs available in Canada cost as much as five times more than generic versions of the same drugs in the United States...
Speak Out 01/28/04 (01/28/04)
Forked tongue WE HAVE a governor who speaks with a forked tongue. He was in Scott City telling us about all the jobs he created. Meanwhile, the state is talking about closing Cottonwood Treatment Center in Cape Girardeau. Jackson's streets IF JACKSON is such a beautiful city and good place to live, why doesn't it keep the streets in better condition?...
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