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Stories from Friday, January 30, 2004

Passenger van crash kills two occupants (01/30/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two people died and more than a dozen were injured Thursday morning after a van carrying 20 passengers tumbled off of Interstate 57 in Mississippi County, three miles south of Charleston, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The 2004 Ford van was driven southbound by Latasha Franklin, 22. ...
Lipke again pushes bill prompted by Highway 34-72 plan (01/30/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The downside of sponsoring a simple, non controversial bill is that other lawmakers like to attach their own proposals to measures that appear likely to pass. As state Rep. Scott Lipke, R-Jackson, learned last year, sometimes a bill becomes so popular that it develops a fatal flaw...
Chaffee officials recruit police replacements (01/30/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The city of Chaffee has hired a Jackson police lieutenant on a part-time basis to temporarily fill in as police chief. Rodney Barnes, a former Chaffee police officer and resident, will help the department with administrative duties, city administrator John Chadd said, until the city can find a person to replace Larry Corn, who resigned earlier this month. ...
Officials - Prison inmate has active tuberculosis (01/30/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An inmate assigned to Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Mo., has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to prison officials. He is currently receiving appropriate medical care in respiratory isolation. As a precaution, the facility will test the entire inmate population and any requesting staff members beginning today. ...
Shinedown, Tantric discover audiences like it live and loud (01/30/04)
There's one thing that any prospective rock connoisseur should know about hard rock in the year 2004: It's not very original, but when it's played live, it has a certain drive that can somewhat make up for it. Thursday night at the Show Me Center, the two opening acts, Shinedown and Tantric, proved that point nicely...
Going first class in small pieces (01/30/04)
Are you a Cape Girardeau County resident? You are? This is a story about you. You have been the resident of a first-class county since 1997, and there are certain privileges that go along with that. For five straight years in the early 1990s, property in Cape Girardeau maintained a value great enough for the county to make the upgrade...
Cape man dies in early morning car crash (01/30/04)
Timothy M. Jordan, 26, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday morning after crashing a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro into a tree at the 700 block of North West End Boulevard, Cape Girardeau police said. The wreck occurred at 2 a.m. Jordan was not wearing a seat belt...
Season on geese ends on cold note in Illinois (01/30/04)
Hunting during the Canada goose season that ends in Southern Illinois on Saturday improved over the previous year, with recent cold temperatures bringing more geese in, officials say. But the 8,542 Canada geese taken in the Southern Illinois quota zone as of Jan. ...
Ethanol developer talks of expansion for coming plant (01/30/04)
The developer of a proposed ethanol plant in Cape Girardeau says he's already got plans to expand development of what he describes as a "big still." The proposed $58 million plant will use alcohol blended with gasoline to create ethanol fuel. Phil Danforth, a Kansas City-area developer and general manager of Renewable Power, told local officials Thursday that the plant would initially produce 40 million gallons of fuel annually. ...
St. Louis-area Ford plant will cut jobs of 1,000 (01/30/04)
HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- As mayor of this St. Louis suburb, T.R. Carr knew for months that Ford Motor Co. likely would cut one of the two shifts at its assembly plant in exchange for pulling the 50-year-old site off its closure list. The world's second-largest automaker made it official Thursday, announcing it will eliminate the plant's second shift by April 26, cutting 1,000 jobs that draw an estimated combined payroll of $60 million...
Dean attacks Kerry's legislative effectiveness (01/30/04)
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Howard Dean challenged John Kerry's effectiveness as a senator Thursday night, contending that in 20 years, "not one" of the 11 health-care bills introduced by the Democratic presidential front-runner has passed Congress. Kerry retorted that he'd helped pass a lot -- family medical leave, Agent Orange benefits for veterans and a new program of children's health care that aids youngsters in Dean's state of Vermont...
Nation briefs 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Negotiators still trying for Ariz. guard's release BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- A prison standoff that stretched to 12 days Thursday could be the lengthiest prison hostage situation in the United States in at least 50 years, an expert said. Other standoffs include an 11-day incident in 1987, when Cuban detainees took control of a penitentiary in Atlanta and held more than 100 hostages. ...
Donald Trump writes how-to book on riches (01/30/04)
NEW YORK -- Real estate titan Donald Trump is 85 percent finished with a book titled "How to Get Rich," to be published by Random House in April. And how much is he getting paid for the book? A source close to the negotiations said Trump was receiving "a lot more than a million dollars." Trump himself said Thursday his deal is "the equivalent of getting half a floor at 40 Wall Street." Author of the million-selling "The Art of the Deal," Trump said the contract was more notable for the royalties than the advance. ...
Medicare overhaul leaps over estimate (01/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's new budget projects the Medicare overhaul he just signed will be one-third more costly than estimated and this year's federal deficit will surge past a half trillion dollars for the first time, administration and congressional officials said Thursday...
Blast near Sharon's house kills 10 (01/30/04)
JERUSALEM -- A suicide bomber struck a bus near Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Jeru-salem residence Thursday, killing 10 Israelis and wounding 50 in the deadliest attack in four months and disrupting modest U.S. efforts to restart peace talks. The blast blew out the back and roof of the green city bus and sent body parts flying into nearby buildings. Survivors crawled out of broken bus windows. The bombing was only 50 feet from Sharon's house, but he was away at the time...
Prisoners return to homelands (01/30/04)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A prisoner swap between Israel and the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah on Thursday freed more than 420 Palestinians and other Arabs, two Lebanese militia leaders and an Israeli businessman. Tens of thousands of Hezbollah supporters lined an airport road in Beirut to welcome home the former prisoners, including Shiite cleric Abdel Karim Obeid and Lebanese guerrilla leader Mustafa Dirani. ...
World briefs 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Mexican officers linked to drug trafficking, murders CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Authorities questioned 13 state police Thursday about drug trafficking and the murders of at least 12 people, feeding fears that officers in this gritty border city take part in the crime they should be fighting. ...
ND girls struggle at Jackson (01/30/04)
Jackson 56, Notre Dame 33 Notre Dame 7 6 12 8 -- 33 Jackson 17 14 10 12 -- 56 NOTRE DAME (33) -- Sommer McCauley 9, Sierra Ellis 10, Laura Weissmueller 2, Katie Palmer 4, Amber Karnes 2, Alana Weissmueller 5, Rachel Wright 1. FG 14, FT 3-8, F 15 (3-pointers: McCauley 1, Ellis 1. Fouled out: none)...
Indians pin loss on Central in dual (01/30/04)
Members of the Jackson wrestling team can thank the weather for an assist in giving them some bragging rights over Central. The Indians posted a 53-18 victory Thursday in the first dual meet between the two schools in four years, according to Central coach Josh Crowell. Central had been trying to host a four-team meet with a Marquette and Rockwood Summit as participants but the St. Louis County schools had been unable to make the trip south...
Gamecocks extend Indians' losing streak (01/30/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State University's Indians entered a game at Jacksonville State having suffered their four Ohio Valley Conference losses by a total of nine points. But the Indians' string of narrow conference defeats ended emphatically Thursday night. There was nothing even remotely close about their 79-64 drubbing at the hands of the Gamecocks...
Otahks' road woes continue at Jacksonville St. (01/30/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State University was the Ohio Valley Conference preseason favorite in women's basketball while first-year OVC member Jacksonville State was expected to loiter near the bottom of the standings. But those teams have been heading in unexpectedly opposite directions -- and that continued Thursday night when the Gamecocks rolled past the visiting Otahkians 95-83...
Otahkian netters open '04 season with new coach (01/30/04)
Jay Pacelli doesn't see Southeast Missouri State University's women's tennis struggles in recent years as a major roadblock to building a strong program. Instead, the Otahkians' first-year coach sees plenty of potential as Southeast prepares for today's season opener against Northern Iowa in Columbia, Mo. The first home match will be March 6 against Drury...
Arvedson's goals help sink Blues (01/30/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Magnus Arvedson scored two goals for the second straight game and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to four Thursday night with a 4-2 victory against the slumping St. Louis Blues. Daniel Sedin had a goal and two assists for Vancouver. Arvedson and Markus Naslund sparked the Canucks' four-goal third period, scoring in a span of 1:42 to end Chris Osgood's shutout bid and put Vancouver ahead...
Patriots, Panthers bring faceless teams to Super Bowl (01/30/04)
HOUSTON -- The media mass was six deep straining to hear the words of New England quarterback Tom Brady, one of the few recognizable faces in this otherwise faceless Super Bowl. Not far away, sitting alone at a table and reading a newspaper, was teammate Richard Seymour, an All-Pro defensive tackle and probably the Patriots' best player...
Sports briefs 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Baseball The $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to Boston real estate developer Frank McCourt was unanimously approved Thursday by baseball owners. The price is the second-highest for a baseball team, trailing only the $660 million paid for the Boston Red Sox two years ago...
St. Louis Auto Show features 600 new vehicles (01/30/04)
Show features 600 new vehicles Remember the 1950s and 1960s when new cars came out each fall? I can remember the thrill of riding my bicycle down to the local dealerships to sneak a peak of their latest offerings. The dealers would cover their showroom windows with paper to build suspense leading up to new car introduction day. And customers were willing to stand in line to get a glimpse of a new Mustang or Corvette...
Joe's column goes international (01/30/04)
It is fair to say that every day is filled with pleasant -- and occasionally not-so-pleasant -- surprises for Major-Domo Jay, the high-muckety-muck of our fair River City of Roses. Being the chief elected official of a city with two -- count 'em, two! -- bridges across the Mighty Mississippi means there is seldom a dull moment -- not even those humdrum debates over kitty-cat quotas and how high your fireworks can go...
Coming to theaters (01/30/04)
'The Big Bounce' Starring Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster, Gary Sinise, Bebe Neuwirth, Harry Dean Stanton, Scott Caan, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. This adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "The Big Bounce" takes place in Hawaii, where Jack Ryan, a charming petty criminal, forms a partnership with district judge Walter Crewes. ...
Artifacts 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Folk artist to perform at Stev-Mark Gallery Sonya Lorelle, a piano-driven jazz and folk artist, will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the Stev-Mark Gallery in downtown Cape Girardeau. The show is free. Lorelle will perform again in Cape Girardeau this summer as part of the Underberg House Concert series...
Everybody's a critic - 'Butterfly effect' (01/30/04)
Three stars (out of 4) We have all wondered, at one time or another, what would happen if we could go back and make changes to things that we have done in the past. In "Butterfly Effect," we are faced with such a scenario as Evan, played by Ashton Kutcher, suffers abuse throughout childhood which caused frequent blackouts. ...
Serving an 'underpublished area' (01/30/04)
What could an American in London and King Kong possibly have in common? Poems and essays about both are found in two books recently published by the Southeast Missouri State University Press. "The Complete Book of Kong" by William Trowbridge and "Mind the Gap" by Dr. Robert Hamblin are the latest releases from the press. Both were written by Missouri authors...
Reality-TV reunion (01/30/04)
NEW YORK -- How will "Survivor: All-Stars" differ from bygone "Survivor" series? Just ask Jeff Probst, host of this CBS back-to-nature game show, who got a clue early on. "We were waiting to start the first challenge," he recalls, "and one of the castaways says, 'Hey, Probst! Production slowing us up?"'...
Leroy Welker (01/30/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Leroy Welker, 74, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born May 24, 1929, near Advance, Mo., son of Barney and Mae Devenport Welker. He and Doris Jean Trentham were married Dec. 23, 1950. Welker was a self-employed mechanic...
Catherine Baker (01/30/04)
LILBOURN, Mo. -- Catherine Diane Baker, 47, of St. Louis died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Hayti, Mo., daughter of Bill Caldwell and Lorene Powell. She and John Baker were married May 18, 1974, at Lilbourn...
Maude Martin (01/30/04)
Maude Juanita Martin, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Clay County, Ark., daughter of Henry and Winnie Mae Kimes Nash. She first married Vincent Boyer in April 1940. He preceded her in death. She later married Henry J. Martin Aug. 16, 1947, in Clay County. He also preceded her in death...
Velma Miller (01/30/04)
THEBES, Ill. -- Velma "Jackie" Miller, 97, of Thebes died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 28, 1906, at Thebes, daughter of Ed and Minnie Pence Honey. She married Loyd Miller, who died in 1974. Miller worked on the family farm and in the family restaurant. She was a member of Thebes Baptist Church...
Blanche Bailey (01/30/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Vesta Blanche Bailey, 92, of Sikeston died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at her home. She was born June 22, 1911, in Seymour, Mo., daughter of James Walter and Mamie Hicks Denney. She and Robert Lewis Bailey were married Sept. 10, 1933, at Mansfield, Mo. He died June 3, 1984...
Harvey Osterholm (01/30/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Harvey Wilson Osterholm, 66, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 14, 1937, in St. Louis, son of Harvey George and Violet Madge Wilson Osterholm. He and Alma Isabell Dillow were married June 27, 1959, at University City, Mo...
Arnold Pulliam (01/30/04)
Arnold Eugene Pulliam, 64, of Potosi, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi. He was born Jan. 19, 1940, at Scopus, Mo., son of Curb and Selley Angel Pulliam. He and Carol McColloch were married Aug. 5, 1961, at Potosi...
Annie Dove (01/30/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Annie Marie Dove, 79, of Benton died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Greensboro, N.C., daughter of Henry Oma and Annie Elizabeth Gardner. She first married Joe Hettenhouser, who preceded her in death. She later married Milford Brashears, who also preceded her in death...
Dennis Crowley (01/30/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dennis John Crowley, 80, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Rochester, N.Y., son of Dennis Leo and Mary Estelle Kavanaugh Crowley. He and Charlotte M. Bancel were married April 30, 1949. She died Aug. 14, 1997...
Timothy Jordan (01/30/04)
Timothy Michael Jordan, 26, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in an automobile accident on North West End Boulevard. He was born Feb. 12, 1977, in Perryville, Mo., son of Dennis and Beverly Jordan. He and Cassie Ponder were married May 13, 2000, in Cape Girardeau...
Freeda Haimes (01/30/04)
Freeda Alene Haimes, 74, of Millersville died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at her home. She was born July 30, 1929, in Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of Herman Alan and Berta Fay Chester Brooks. She and J.T. "Bo" Haimes were married Dec. 18, 1949. Haimes moved to Millersville in June 1991 from San Leandro, Calif. She was a member of San Leandro First Baptist Church...
Births 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Ogburn Daughter to Alex and Meredith Ogburn of Lewisville, Texas, Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas, 1:24 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004. Name, Elizabeth Ashley. Weight, 8 pounds 10 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Ogburn is the former Meredith Crain, daughter of Jim and Barb Crain of Cape Girardeau. Ogburn is the son of Roy and Sherry Ogburn of Houston, Texas. He is vice president of Merrit Hawkins and Associates...
Cape police report 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Sarah M. Reuther, 21, of 31 Mense Court, Old Monroe, Mo., was arrested Wednesday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
Cape fire reports 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 2:03 a.m., emergency medical service and extrication at 719 N. West End Blvd. At 1:30 p.m., alarm at 2400 Veterans Memorial Drive. At 3:08 p.m., structure fire at 360 Dearmont Circle....
Out of the past 1/30/04 (01/30/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 30, 1994 History professors at Southeast Missouri State University question school's curriculum, charging that students can graduate without ever taking course in American history. Members of SEMO Lifesavers gathered yesterday near field of white crosses along Interstate 55 south of Route K to mark anniversary of 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision...
Religion in our lives (01/30/04)
The importance of religion in community life in our area is visible all around us. And it's much more than showing up for weekly services or giving money for support. In this area, religion not only instructs our spiritual behavior, but also contributes to our life experiences in satisfying, fun and uplifting ways...
A real rural caucus (01/30/04)
The Hannibal Courier-Post A group of 14 Democrat representatives has had enough. They believe rural Missourians are not given a fair deal by the state legislature and have joined forces to change that. The representatives have formed the Rural Democratic Caucus, the brainchild of Wayne Henke and Jim Seigfreid. .....
Limit fireworks to big display on riverfront (01/30/04)
To the editor: I applaud the leaders of Cape Girardeau and Jackson for banning fireworks that utilize a straight and rigid stick of wood, plastic or other material attached to an airborne propellant. I have found these aerial fireworks all over our yard and sometimes on our roof. What goes up must come down, and there is nothing to prevent these fireworks from falling on someone else's yard. Wind can be a factor as well...
Parents need to take action on sports fees (01/30/04)
To the editor: I am a low-income parent. I have three children active in sports in the Cape Girardeau School District. That means I will have to spend $120 for my children to participate in one sport each. If they did three sports -- you do the math...
Speak Out 01/30/04 (01/30/04)
Thanks to Ameren SOME OF the property owners on Edgewood and adjoining streets would like to thank AmerenUE for restoring their yards to as good a condition or better condition than existed before the utility company repaired the gas lines. Need controls...
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