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Stories from Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Bryan Keller sets his sights (03/10/04)
Bryan Keller, a rather short and slim man, walks into the courtroom, his taupe-colored suit about the same color as his hair. He quietly cracks a joke to another lawyer, then walks to the back of the courtroom to whisper to one of his clients. He feels at home here in the courtroom, just as he does at a piano, or with a pair of drumsticks in his hand, or on a stage with an acoustic guitar...
Steele, Sikeston students take top science honors (03/10/04)
Two area students won top honors Tuesday during the 48th annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair competition at the Show Me Center. Wesley Hargraves, a junior from South Pemiscot High School in Steele, Mo., and Chelsea Grigery, a junior from Sikeston High School, were chosen as top winners. ...
High court rules traffic stop ends when ticket is issued (03/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Once a police officer issues a ticket in a traffic stop, the purpose of the stop is at an end and the motorist is free to go on his way without further questioning, the Missouri Supreme Court said Tuesday in reversing a Wayne County man's felony conviction for drug possession...
Law puts younger boaters in class (03/10/04)
Beginning next year, all boat operators under 21 will be required by state law to take a safety course before they get behind the wheel on the water. Gov. Bob Holden signed the bill last year, and the new law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2005. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1984, must take a boat safety course before operating a motorized boat on Missouri lakes, rivers and streams...
Caucus process invites input from local voters (03/10/04)
The presidential nominating conventions for the nation's two major political parties are well publicized, but they wouldn't happen without those smaller meetings of the party faithful in county caucuses leading up to the conventions. Even in states like Missouri that hold presidential primaries, county and congressional caucuses and state conventions are still needed to choose delegates and alternates to the national conventions, said Dr. ...
Lessons in marketing teach farmers art of the deal (03/10/04)
Tammy Bruckerhoff is teaching a group of farmers and gardeners about marketing. Showing electronic slides as examples, she's trying to illustrate the elements of an aesthetically pleasing display meant to attract buyers at a farmers market. She stresses appealing to the senses...
Club news 3/10 (03/10/04)
Alpha Mu Master Alpha Mu Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Marilyn Schwab. Mary Schwab was co-hostess for the evening. Marsha Parrish, president, conducted the meeting. Bernie Gardner was crowned the chapter valentine queen for 2004 at the meeting. A report was given on the All-Chapter Valentine Dinner held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson on Feb. 13...
Records from Louisiana Purchase now on Internet (03/10/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Debts and trespassing. Broken covenants and trading without the proper license. It turns out early American fur traders got into plenty of dustups, including disputes sometimes hauled before a judge for resolution. Now, some of those early 19th-century court records can be viewed on the Internet. ...
Committee votes to keep state health labs open (03/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A House committee voted Tuesday to keep state health labs open in Poplar Bluff and Springfield, saying residents shouldn't have to drive long distances for the services. Gov. Bob Holden had proposed closing the auxiliary health labs, which employ a total of seven people between them. Holden had planned to increase use of a courier service to transport items to the state's only remaining lab in Jefferson City...
Senate votes against making concealed gun permits public (03/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State senators rejected an attempt Tuesday to make public the names of Missourians who receive concealed gun permits, while endorsing a bill that could make it cheaper to obtain other government records. Missouri's concealed guns law -- just beginning to be implemented by some sheriffs -- keeps secret the names of people approved for permits...
Holden makes highway appointment (03/10/04)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Pharmacist and former Mexico mayor Larry Webber was named Tuesday to the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission -- the second new commissioner appointed in as many days by Gov. Bob Holden. Webber's appointment follows that of the Rev. ...
Surgery on Ashcroft is successful, doctors say (03/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- Surgeons successfully removed Attorney General John Ashcroft's gallbladder on Tuesday to prevent a recurrence of the gallstone-caused pancreatitis that sent him to intensive care. Ashcroft came through the minimally invasive surgery well but was being monitored closely for complications, said Dr. Bruce Abell, who performed the procedure at George Washington University Hospital...
Ariz. adds young children at fastest rate in nation (03/10/04)
PHOENIX -- Arizona, long thought of as a retirement state, is adding young children to its population at the fastest rate in the nation, according to census figures. Census Bureau estimates show that between April 2000 and July 2003, Arizona had the highest growth rate of children under age 5. ...
Fatal obesity on increase for America (03/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are sitting around and eating themselves to death, with obesity closing in on tobacco as the nation's No. 1 underlying preventable killer. The government is offering constructive, even lighthearted, advice to fight what it calls an epidemic of expanding waistlines. Americans will be told in a new ad campaign they can lose midsection "love handles" and double chins one step at a time if they eat less and exercise more...
Kerry pads delegate lead with four primary wins (03/10/04)
John Kerry, with only phantom rivals and pushovers left in the Democratic race, easily won four Southern primaries Tuesday to bring him within striking distance of the presidential nomination. Kerry swept Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana on a night when the names of old foes remained on ballots printed when there was still a real competition. ...
The pill for big ills (03/10/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- A new pill in the final stages of testing shows promise in attacking two of humanity's biggest killers by helping people quit smoking and lose weight at the same time. As government officials in Washington launched a campaign against obesity Tuesday, doctors at a medical conference here described the new drug as provocative and perhaps ideal for some people...
Gay marriage licenses may spark criminal charges in N.J. (03/10/04)
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- The day after New Jersey's first gay marriage was performed, the state attorney general Tuesday ordered city officials to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and performing gay marriages -- or face criminal charges...
Convicted sniper Muhammad gets death for D.C. shootings (03/10/04)
MANASSAS, Va. -- Sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death Tuesday by a judge who called the Washington-area shootings that left 10 people dead "so vile that they were almost beyond comprehension." Muhammad denied any involvement in the October 2002 rampage, echoing a claim of innocence he made in his opening statement to the jury when he briefly served as his own lawyer...
More critics of new Iraqi constitution emerge (03/10/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's interim constitution faces powerful critics: two influential ayatollahs, the leader of a Shiite party and other Iraqis who dismiss it as the work of the United States and its Iraqi allies. The criticism again places post-Saddam Hussein Iraq at a crossroads -- whether to allow sectarian politics to prevail and put the nation's unity at risk, or close ranks and continue toward democratic rule...
Pakistan tests longest-range missile yet (03/10/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan on Tuesday test-fired the most advanced missile in its arsenal, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside rival India. Although advance word to India averted a crisis, the launch of the Shaheen 2 is a vivid reminder of the stakes at play as South Asia's traditional enemies try to cement a fragile peace...
Hijacker of Italian ship in 1985 dies in U.S. custody (03/10/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Abul Abbas, head of a Palestinian splinter group and mastermind of the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger ship in which an American tourist was killed, has died in U.S. custody in Iraq, Palestinian and U.S. officials said Tuesday...
World briefs 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Advisory council picks new Haitian prime minister PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti's U.S.-backed advisory council picked a former foreign minister as the new prime minister on Tuesday, a step toward forming a transitional government in this troubled nation. ...
Bravettes end Delta's year with 63-53 win (03/10/04)
Delta's girls basketball team could not handle Scott County Central's press in the first quarter and could not recover from an early hole, and the Bravettes went on to win 63-53 in a Class 1 sectional game Tuesday night at Sikeston High School. Scott County improved to 14-9 and will play in the quarterfinal round on Saturday at the West Plains Civic Center. Delta finished its season at 19-6...
Cubs drive on Bell City eliminates rival SCC 59-54 (03/10/04)
For the second straight year, the Bell City boys basketball team got all it could handle in its Class 1 sectional game. Unlike last year, when the Cubs lost to Clarkton, this season Bell City advanced with a 59-54 victory against Scott County Central on Tuesday night at Sikeston...
Indians seek momentum out of Bills (03/10/04)
Southeast Missouri State University baseball coach Mark Hogan wants the Indians to carry plenty of momentum into this weekend's three-game series at perennial national power Alabama. In order for that to happen, the Indians (3-5) need to defeat St. Louis University (4-7) when the squads square off at 3 p.m. today at Capaha Field...
Otahkians split with Belmont (03/10/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Southeast Missouri State softball team traveled to Belmont on Tuesday in search of some revenge. They got some, but so did Belmont. After splitting two games with Belmont (6-8) in this past weekend's Hilltopper Classic at Western Kentucky, the Otahkians (2-4) split a doubleheader at Aquinas Field on Tuesday...
Blues win third straight game (03/10/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Pavol Demitra scored his 21st goal 1:01 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Keith Tkachuk and Alexander Khavanov scored power-play goals for St. Louis and Chris Osgood made 22 saves as the Blues extended their unbeaten streak to four games...
Cards locate first spring win (03/10/04)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Sidney Ponson allowed one run in four innings, but Mark Quinn's 10th-inning homer Tuesday gave the Cardinals their first spring training victory, a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Quinn hit a pitch from John Stephens down the left-field line for his second homer of the spring, scoring Colin Porter, who drew a two-out walk...
Moore has broken neck; police look into punch (03/10/04)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Colorado forward Steve Moore will miss the rest of the season with a broken neck, the result of a sucker punch from Vancouver's Todd Bertuzzi that is being investigated by police. Moore also sustained a concussion and deep cuts on his face, and he will remain hospitalized in Vancouver indefinitely...
Blues acquire Savage in trade with Coyotes (03/10/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues, fighting to earn their 25th straight playoff berth, acquired veteran forward Brian Savage from the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday for future considerations. Savage, 33, has 12 goals and 13 assists in 61 games this season -- his 11th in the NHL. For his career, Savage has 179 goals and 159 assists in 595 games...
Sports briefs 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Baseball Gary Sheffield got a thumb's up from a hand specialist Tuesday and will return to spring training instead of having surgery to repair a torn ligament. The right fielder, who reinjured his thumb last weekend, will resume playing later this week...
Creamy dessert can compliment jalapeno halibut dish (03/10/04)
Fast? True -- this easy-to-make, smartly seasoned fish dish will take about 25 minutes to get on the table. A simple salad, some crusty bread, and ice cream for dessert would complete a carefree dinner. If you open a bottle of crisp white wine, that's another two minutes or so gone -- your decision...
Limit pans with these two vegetarian pastas (03/10/04)
CONCORD, N.H. -- The key to keeping midweek meals satisfying and stress-free is to limit your number of pans. Sound obvious? Of course keeping dishes to a minimum means less cleanup, and less cleanup means less stress. But the fewer-pans principle also ensures ease of preparation and simplicity of ingredients, if not in kind at least in number...
Kitchen renovation requires much planning (03/10/04)
A renovated kitchen not only will make meal preparation and cleanup more efficient, it can greatly improve the appearance and value of a home, as well. Over the last couple of decades we have, as remodeling contractors, remodeled hundreds of kitchens. ...
Spicy stew makes for good, light cooking (03/10/04)
Use a chef's knife to cut up the chicken, onion, fruit and herbs in this well-flavored Moroccan-style chicken dish. Use a small paring knife to section the lemon and remove the strips of rind. Chicken tagine 3 1/2-pound whole chicken 1 tablespoon olive oil...
Easy recipes for children to prepare (03/10/04)
It is so much fun to be together as a family in the kitchen. Our children love to help me every chance they get. Both of them have come so far in their abilities. A few nights ago, our son made scrambled eggs and pancakes for dinner. He did a great job, and I am trying to teach him all I can. This recipe is one that the kids and I will be making together in the kitchen. The nice thing about this is nearly any flavor of fruit pie filling will work...
It's so easy ... maybe too easy (03/10/04)
When did I get too lazy to open a can of soup, dump it in a bowl and put it in the microwave? I'll tell you when. It was about the time Campbell's invented Soup at Hand. Now I'm sitting at my desk and drinking my lunch. (Apparently, I'm also too lazy to chew.) It's time to admit that I'm a convenience junkie, and there may not be a 12-step program for this one. ...
Lewis and Clark atlas puts readers in keelboat (03/10/04)
James D. Harlan, University of Missouri cartographer par excellence and James M. Denny, renown Lewis and Clark scholar with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, have created the definitive geographical book about the Lewis and Clark expedition within the state of Missouri. ...
People talk 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Winfrey takes on title of most fashionable NEW YORK -- Oprah Winfrey -- talk show host, actress and magazine editor -- has a new title to add to her resume: one of the world's most fashionable women. Winfrey appears for the first time on Vanity Fair's 2004 International Best-Dressed List, which is being released today. ...
Legal climate in Missouri called unfair to business (03/10/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Illinois and Missouri rank among the states with the most anti-business legal climates, according to a study by the nation's largest business organization. Missouri dropped to 41st from 33rd in 2003 in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranking announced Monday. Illinois fell to 44th from 38th, chamber president Thomas J. Donohue said during a news conference in Springfield, Ill...
Business briefs 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Organized labor fights for survival in tough times BAL HARBOUR, Fla. -- Organized labor, facing setbacks in bargaining, membership and politics, is in the fight of its life to remain relevant to workers. Labor leaders meeting this week at a luxury seaside resort said Tuesday they must do a better job of organizing new workers to overcome steep losses in manufacturing and the current flood of white-collar jobs going overseas. ...
William Latimer (03/10/04)
William H. Latimer, 82, of Springfield, Mo., died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, son of William Herman and Mary Maude Litzelfelner Latimer. He and Della Hope Jenkins were married June 14, 1941...
Elmer Petzoldt (03/10/04)
Elmer "Gib" Petzoldt, 84, of Pocahontas passed away Monday, March 8, 2004 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 28, 1919, near Pocahontas, son of Herman and Anna Scholl Petzoldt. He was baptized Sept. 14, 1919, and confirmed April 9, 1933, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. A lifelong member of the church, he had served on the church council as elder and trustee, and on the finance board...
Luther Jackson (03/10/04)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Luther Jackson, 76, of East Prairie died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born July 19, 1927, at Morley, Mo., son of Willie and Martha Benford Jackson. He and Ella M. Dickson were married Dec. 3, 1948...
Marie Lange (03/10/04)
Marie A. Lange, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born May 31, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William and Anna Hilleman Haman. She and Arthur Lange were married Sept. 3, 1933, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 27, 1989...
Emma Williams (03/10/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Emma Bell "Sally" Williams, 67, of Oran died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Shreveport, La., daughter of Lester and Annie Flynn Walden. She and Charles Williams were married in 1957 in Sikeston, Mo...
Doris Redd (03/10/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Doris Redd, 47, of Sikeston died March 7, 2004 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born April 29, 1957, in Sikeston, daughter of Leland and Betty Redd Baker. She was a graduate of Sikeston High School and Lane College in Jackson, Tenn...
Births 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Margrabe Son to Jodi Lynn Margrabe of Sikeston, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:07 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004. Name, Steven Anthony. Weight, 8 pounds 6 ounces. Third son. Ms. Margrabe is the daughter of Darlene Margrabe of Sikeston and Larry Margrabe of Trinidad, Texas. She is a warehouse worker at Brown Shoe Co...
Cape/Jackson police reports 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Christina L. Henderson, 19, of 308 W. Lorimier, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of false declaration, possession of a controlled substance and being a minor in possession of an intoxicant...
Cape fire report 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item Monday: At 6:14 p.m., a medical assist at 3003 Themis. Firefighters responded to the following items Tuesday: At 1:54 a.m., a medical assist at 2556 Independence. At 6:52 a.m., an emergency medical service at 312 W. Lorimier...
Out of the past 3/10/04 (03/10/04)
10 years ago: March 10, 1994 Late-winter storm blanketed southern Missouri Tuesday night and early Wednesday with as much as 18 inches of snow, closing roads, schools and businesses; more than foot of snow fell on Cape Girardeau area during 15-hour period...
Revenue, politics (03/10/04)
According to the Associated Press, the Missouri Department of Revenue reported Friday that net general revenue was up 5.4 percent for the first eight months of this fiscal year (which started July 1). Gov. Bob Holden says it is still too early to release withholdings from education, pointing to the growth in state income-tax refunds...
A teacher's prize (03/10/04)
A visit to Judy Barks-Westrich's classroom at Central High School proves why she was selected as a high school art teacher for the 2004 year. There are objects from floor to ceiling that invite the eyes inside where students are engaged in creative expression...
Local movie offers inspiration (03/10/04)
To the editor: I went to the movie premiere of "Dark Garden" and was surprised by the movie and the attendance. Since the movie was made locally, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I thought it was good. The room was crowded, and it seemed like everyone really enjoyed it. I hope this inspires more people in the community to try something different and go after their dreams. I know it inspired me...
Area's fine arts appreciated (03/10/04)
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your coverage of the signing for my book, "And That's the Way It Was." By so doing, you gave a shot in the arm to the world of the arts. I have heard it said that there is no interest in the arts in this area. I do not agree. I do agree that a majority of the population may not appreciate the world of fine art, but I believe there are many in Southeast Missouri who do appreciate it...
Criminals may be hesitant (03/10/04)
To the editor: I was very pleased to read your recent editorial about concealed-weapons permits. It is a well-known fact that criminals do not care about whether or not they have a permit to carry. They will carry anyway. However, once the general citizenry is authorized to carry concealed weapons, the criminal element will often give a second thought before pulling a weapon, as they don't know when they might have to face a weapon in return from a prepared citizen. ...
Reaction photo inappropriate (03/10/04)
To the editor: This comment is for whomever was responsible for putting Diane Miller's picture on the front page of the paper. I think it is in very poor taste to take a woman's picture as she is reacting to the verdict of the man who killed her brother and put it on the front page of the paper. ...
County adds to technology (03/10/04)
To the editor: Questions have been raised in a recent article in the Southeast Missourian about the status of the information technology department for Cape Girardeau County. Two statements in particular indicated that there was virtually no networking and no file servers. ...
Pilot training not adequate (03/10/04)
To the editor: In response to the article "Plane crash blamed on contaminated fuel system": I have been a pilot since 1964 when I joined the U.S. Navy. In 2001, I retired from United Airlines after a 30-year flying career. I have more than 30,000 hours of flying time...
Bush takes stand, not Kerry (03/10/04)
To the editor: As a high school student, I have been taught to not straddle the fence. Teachers emphasize that students should take a stand for what they believe. In a recent poll of Arizona voters who supported John Kerry, 44 percent said they will vote for Kerry because they think he is "electable." That is great, but in this same poll, only 13 percent said they will vote for Kerry because they think he "stands up for what he believes in." Even most of the Democrats don't think Kerry will stand up for what he holds important in his life.. ...
Concealed gun a precaution (03/10/04)
To the editor: On the conceal-carry issue: Let us not forget one important thing. Criminals don't care about permits. I have heard all of the arguments. It is clear to me that states that issue conceal-carry permits have lower cases of violent crime. This is enough reason in itself to have a valid permit system in place. If it saves one life, then it's worth it...
Speak Out 03/10/04 (03/10/04)
No to violence OF COURSE Christians oppose violence. To say otherwide is absurd. When I ask myself "What Would Jesus Do?" the ideas of bombing people or machine-gunning them or frying them in electric chairs do not come to my mind. The problem is that there are people calling themselves Christians who endorse all sorts of violence. It reminds me of the shortest verse in the Bible: "Jesus wept."...
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