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Stories from Saturday, March 13, 2004

Holden visiting Cape on Monday to tout jobs program (03/13/04)
Gov. Bob Holden will visit Cape Girardeau on Monday to tout his Jobs Now initiative which, if passed by the legislature, would offer grants and low-interest loans to help create new jobs through infrastructure improvements. Holden is scheduled to discuss the jobs program with city and county officials from throughout the region at a meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State University. The meeting is open to the public...
Cape woman reports attack, rape (03/13/04)
A 58-year-old Cape Girardeau woman reported to police early Friday that she had been attacked and raped. Police were notified of the incident at 1:50 a.m. The woman said she had been walking in the southeast section of town when she was approached by a man who struck her, causing her to fall to the ground...
Camp tests students' business sense (03/13/04)
At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Alexander Sali was taking notes in his physics class at Jackson High School. Twenty-four hours later he was sitting on the board of directors for the Plexic Company, manufacturers of a revolutionary product that combines cutting-edge computer technology with an everyday pen...
Becoming attractions (03/13/04)
It has been six years since Southeast Missouri State University first announced plans for its River Campus, which would include a performing arts center, while about 90 minutes away in Paducah, Ky., 10 years went by before the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center finally opened to the public in February...
Region digest 03/13/03 (03/13/04)
Apartment fire started in second-floor bedroom Cape Girardeau fire officials say they have not yet determined what caused the fire that destroyed the two-story apartment building at 225 Spanish St. Thursday. According to battalion chief Steve Niswonger, the fire department has determined that the fire started in a second-floor bedroom. ...
Religion calendar 3/13 (03/13/04)
Today Revival service at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ in Jackson. Speaker is David Mueller of Indiana. Sunday Concordia Seminary Chorus of St. Louis performance at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Minister by e-mail (03/13/04)
Laura Johnston Southeast Missourian The e-mails come almost daily to my in-box: "Our church will ordain anybody who asks," or "Be ordained today." Usually I delete them, but a co-worker suggested it would make a great feature story. So I did some research...
Left speechless by 'The Passion' (03/13/04)
After seeing the movie "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, many people asked me, "What did you think?" What can you say about the Passion? My answer was nothing. The recounting of Jesus' suffering was too numbing and indescribable. But I gained a clearer perspective regarding the sacrifice Jesus made for us...
Genesis used by both sides in gay debate (03/13/04)
Gay marriage, with all its religious ramifications, is suddenly a hot political issue that will fester for years. Following Massachusetts' court mandate for gay marriages and imitations by some local governments, President Bush decided the Constitution should be amended to define marriage as between one man and one woman. He said society will suffer if wedlock is "severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots" and "millennia of human experience."...
Firefighter faces charge over feces (03/13/04)
BELTON, Mo. -- The employment status of a firefighter accused of presenting a newspaper filled with feces to an employee of the paper remained unclear Friday. Belton fire chief Steven Holle met Thursday with Brad Foster, assistant administrator for this town south of Kansas City, but Holle said he could not discuss assistant fire chief Dana Marconett's status with the Belton Fire Department because it was a personnel issue...
New lawsuit rehashes gun funding question (03/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's legal boxing bout over a new concealed guns law entered round two Friday as opponents filed a lawsuit claiming the law imposes an unfunded mandate on local governments and again asking a judge to strike it down statewide...
Federal funds used to save Cottonwood (03/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden and Southeast Missouri lawmakers have agreed on a plan to save the Cottonwood Children's Residential Treatment Center by leveraging federal money to cover a portion of its operational costs. The Democratic governor cited a lack of available revenue when he excluded the Cape Girardeau facility from the state budget proposal he presented lawmakers in January for the fiscal year beginning July 1. ...
Rumsfeld, top FBI official kept Sept. 11 souvenirs (03/13/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department investigation that criticized FBI agents for taking souvenirs from the World Trade Center site also found that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and a high-ranking FBI official kept items from the Sept. 11 attack scenes. ...
Millions rally in Spain in solidarity after attacks (03/13/04)
MADRID, Spain -- Millions of Spaniards poured into the streets Friday, chanting "Cowards!" and "Assassins!" in a protest of the bombings that killed 199 people. The Basque separatist group ETA denied government allegations that it staged the attacks...
Tide scores late to beat Indians (03/13/04)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Give Brent Carter an inch, and he'll devour your entire batting order. And for once, the University of Alabama's offense gave Carter about six miles worth of offense to back him up. Carter was nearly perfect against Southeast Missouri State on Friday, allowing just one hit over seven innings and striking out a season-high seven, and the Crimson Tide blew open a close game with a nine-run sixth inning to earn a 10-1 win in front of about 2,000 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium...
McKay's triple does damage vs. Beckett (03/13/04)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Josh Beckett gave up four runs in the first inning, then dominated in the next three, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 5-2 Friday. Cody McKay hit a three-run triple in the first against the World Series MVP, who also walked consecutive batters...
Stupples grabs lead at LPGA event in Tucson (03/13/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Karen Stupples, an admirer of English golf icon and countrywoman Laura Davies, will be playing in the same threesome with her for the first time. Stupples put together a 4-under 66 Friday to lead the Welch's/Fry's Championship by one shot over Davies and Jung Yeon Lee. Stupples, who has never finished higher than third on the LPGA Tour, followed up her career-best 63 Thursday with a four-birdie performance in the second round to reach 11 under...
Sports briefs 3/13/04 (03/13/04)
Basketball Former All-Star Vin Baker signed Friday with the New York Knicks for the rest of the season, a day after winning his arbitration case against the NBA. Knicks president Isiah Thomas announced the signing at the team's shootaround before its game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Baker was to be added to the active roster immediately...
Fox buys rights to Dangerfield story (03/13/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Rodney Dangerfield is getting some respect. Fox Television has secured rights to the "No Respect" comic's upcoming HarperCollins autobiography, "It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs." "I'm excited that Fox is making a movie on my life story, but I hope they do it soon! I'm 82 years old," Dangerfield said in a statement Wednesday...
Marie Osmond promises 'safe' content on her radio talk show (03/13/04)
LEHI, Utah -- Marie Osmond is taking the shock out of jock. As the Federal Communications Commission cracks down on broadcast indecency, Osmond's nationally syndicated and family friendly radio show, "Marie & Friends," is hitting the airwaves. "It's safe radio," said the 44-year-old Osmond, a member of the famously squeaky-clean performing Utah family. "That's one of the things we're going for is to be safe, and funny and clever and quick-witted without getting to the blue side."...
Sci-Fi Channel gives predator fish schlock treatment (03/13/04)
BALTIMORE -- Two summers ago, a voracious predator fish native to China with the ability to scoot across dry land was found thriving in a Maryland pond. People were afraid -- of what the northern snakehead fish could do to fragile ecosystems, not to humans. But that didn't stop the Sci-Fi Channel, which at 8 p.m. today premieres "Snakehead Terror," a schlock-horror movie that takes more than a few liberties with the story...
David VanPelt (03/13/04)
David Edward VanPelt, 19, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at his home. He was born May 28, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Edward and Rosa Marie Griffith VanPelt. VanPelt was formerly employed at Jaycee Municipal Golf Course...
Donald Gremaud (03/13/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald J. "Don" Gremaud, 71, of Perryville died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 25, 1932, at Claryville, Mo., son of Oliver F. and Anna J. DePauw Gremaud. He and Myra L. Wibbenmeyer were married Feb. 9, 1952, in Perryville...
Etta Lincoln (03/13/04)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Etta Marie Lincoln, 94, of McClure died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Foutainbleau Lodge Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 7, 1909, at Whitewater, daughter of Scott and Florence Miller. Lincoln was employed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for 28 years...
Loyd Harvel (03/13/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Loyd F. Harvel, 80, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Dec. 1, 1923, in DeSoto, Ill., son of Harry James and Bessie Jane Davis Harvel. He and JoEtta Jordan were married May 3, 1947. She died Jan. 14, 1992...
Harold Scowden (03/13/04)
Harold Leon Scowden, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Life Care Center. He was born May 11, 1921, in Cornwall, Mo., son of Leon J. and Eva Lou Wolfe Scowden. He and Dorothy Davis were married Sept. 21, 1943, at Leadwood, Mo. Mr. Scowden grew up in Frankclay, Mo., and graduated from Mineral Area College. Serving in the U.S. Army, he was a captain in the Signal Corps and served in the Pacific Theater. He received a Bronze Star...
Ralph Modglin (03/13/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Ralph H. "Dub" Modglin, 78, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 23, 1925, in Ware, Ill., son of Robert and Maude E. Lee Modglin. Modglin was a member of Teamsters Local 604 in St. Louis and Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna, Ill...
Helen Tharp (03/13/04)
Helen Ree Tharp, 90, of Scott City died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at St. Joseph Manor in Bonne Terre, Mo. She was born Nov. 18, 1913, at Diehlstadt, Mo., daughter of William Harvey and Stella M. Jennings Griffith. She and Joseph W. Tharp were married April 19, 1942, at Fornfelt. He died Jan. 22, 1972...
Pearl Jackson (03/13/04)
Pearl Jackson, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 16, 1919, at Greenbrier, Mo., daughter of Harrison and Dorothy Swick Cato. She and Leland "Jack" Jackson were married Dec. 21, 1938, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Esther Barker (03/13/04)
Esther Lee Barker, 64, of Jackson died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Peyne, Ark., daughter of Dave and Mae Hart Nichols. Survivors include four daughters, Denise Barker of Fredericktown, Mo., Debbie Seabaugh and Linda Seabaugh of Jackson, Sheila Jones of Oak Ridge; a son, Kenneth Barker of Pocahontas; three sisters, Betty Hutchinson of Dogwood, Mo., Genevieve Ray of East Prairie, Mo., Susan Wright of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Murl Nichols of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
Aline Grojean (03/13/04)
Aline A. Grojean, 83, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., died in Christ Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in the home of her son in Leawood, Kan. She was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Jackson, daughter of Elbert and Caroline Zimmer McFerron. She and Meyer Grojean were married April 28, 1946, in Jackson...
Catharine Bock (03/13/04)
Catharine Frances Lewis Bock, 97, of Cape Girardeau passed peacefully to her Lord Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Catharine Frances Lewis to Thomas Houston and Mary Catharine Tisdale Lewis, Nov. 23, 1906, at the family farm home in Cape Girardeau County (the old Hitt Road). She and Edgar Paul Bock were married June 16, 1932. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1988...
Fire report 03/13/04 (03/13/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 5:26 p.m., an emergency medical service at Normal and North Spring. Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 12:05 a.m., an emergency medical service call at 243 Barberry...
Out of the past 3/13/04 (03/13/04)
10 years ago: March 13, 1994 Lake Country Church has moved its services from Show Me Center to Office Center Building at 1707 Mount Auburn Road. Dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony are held in afternoon at Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump...
Band- A city legacy (03/13/04)
When the legendary John Philip Sousa brought his band to Cape Girardeau in 1929, they were met by a throng of people at the train depot, and the mayor presented Sousa a key to the city. An audience of 7,000 to 10,000 school children listened to the band perform that afternoon on the college campus, and 1,500 more attended a concert that night at Academic Auditorium...
Family needs prayers, help (03/13/04)
To the editor: In response to the article "Cody's boo-boo": All of us who think life is hard and sometimes not worth living need this reality check. My prayers and support go out to this family and this little boy. I have three children myself, live in sunny southern California and complain about things sometimes too often. ...
Administration rewriting history (03/13/04)
To the editor: Orwellian comparisons to the Bush administration are a dime-a-dozen cliche these days. However, they continue to be frighteningly applicable. This metaphor will remain legitimate as long as the White House continues trying to rewrite history and distort facts to suit it ends...
Speak Out 03/13/04 (03/13/04)
Money talks THE REASON there is no two-year college in the Cape Girardeau area is economics. Can you imagine the amount of money Southeast Missouri State University would lose if it could only charge freshmen and sophomores community college fees? We could surely use a community college here. But money talks, and money is power...
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