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Stories from Friday, April 2, 2004

Performers woo Show Me Center with familiar country hits (04/02/04)
It's hard to have a bad show when you start out with a classic Johnny Cash song. At least that proved true for the Brooks & Dunn show Thursday night at the Show Me Center. The night's first performer, Josh Turner, opened with "Folsom Prison Blues" and though it's hard, if not impossible, to follow that, the rest of Turner's short set was a crowd pleaser...
MU medical dean visits to drum up alum support for life science (04/02/04)
William Crist's father, now 90, is one of two children out of a family of nine siblings that lived beyond the age of 20. This was not an uncommon statistic for families in the late 1800s. Polio, leukemia, diphtheria -- all killers in those days -- have been subdued by modern medicine in the past century...
Making tracks (04/02/04)
People passing through Scott City for the next couple of weeks will find it hard not to notice that the train tracks are busier than usual. But not with trains. It will remain that way until the middle of May, when the rail improvements on the 40 miles of railroad tracks running from Scott City to Dexter are completed...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda (04/02/04)
1:15 p.m. today at 301 N. Clark On the agenda: Contract with the City of Cape Girardeau Personnel Discussion of concealed weapon signage
Region briefs 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
Concrete work by MoDOT scheduled in Perry Co. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Crews for the Missouri Department of Transportation will make repairs to highways in Perry County during the coming week. Concrete repairs to parts of Interstate 55 will be made today from 7:30 a.m. ...
Decorative lights for Emerson Bridge return in late April (04/02/04)
Lights illuminating the cables and towers of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge will remain dark probably until the end of April. Hubbell Lighting of Christiansburg, Va., has a branch location that is remaking the trim that holds the lens in place, said Keith Robinson, project manager for the contractor, Sachs Electric. Delivery of the new parts may take up to two weeks, he said...
Man thwarted in committeewoman run (04/02/04)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- His sights set on being a Chesterfield Township Republican committeewoman, Christian Tompras filed by Tuesday's deadline for the post on the Aug. 3 ballot, only to see the paperwork rejected. The reason? Tompras is a man, and state law mandates that only a woman can run for the post...
Change in concealed guns law gets moving in state legislature (04/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate committee endorsed a bill Thursday attempting to fix a funding flaw identified by the state Supreme Court in Missouri's new concealed guns law. While upholding the general legality of concealed guns, the Supreme Court recently ruled the funding mechanism in the law could impose an illegal, unfunded mandate on county sheriffs responsible for administering it...
Maker of DVD-copying software appeals ruling (04/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products said Thursday it has appealed court rulings in New York and California that it stop making and marketing its software. The company, 321 Studios Inc. based in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, filed the appeals in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California and the 2nd U.S. Circuit appellate court in New York...
Senate OKs prescription drug benefit funding fix (04/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would retool Missouri's existing prescription medication benefit for the elderly to fill a coverage gap in a new federal drug program. The federal plan, which President George W. ...
Dems, GOP battle for election-year positioning in Senate (04/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- It's becoming a pattern in the Senate: Republicans withdrawing or defeating their own legislation rather than allowing Democrats to force votes that could embarrass GOP leaders and be used against President Bush. The latest clash came Thursday, when Senate Republicans tried to force through a bill changing the 1996 welfare law to require more single mothers to work for more hours to qualify for benefits. The measure also would provide millions of dollars to promote marriage...
Suspect charged in Ohio shootings (04/02/04)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man arrested in the deadly string of highway shootings that terrorized Ohio drivers for months was indicted Thursday on a murder charge that could bring the death penalty. Charles A. McCoy Jr., 28, was also charged with numerous other offenses, including attempted murder, assault and vandalism, in half of the 24 shootings...
Jury deliberations in Tyco case reach 11th day (04/02/04)
NEW YORK -- The jury in the grand-larceny case against two former Tyco International jurors deliberated for an 11th day without reaching a verdict Thursday. Former chief executive L. Dennis Kozlowski, 57, and former finance chief Mark Swartz, 43, are accused of looting the conglomerate of $600 million through stock manipulation...
Woman, four children beaten to death (04/02/04)
DETROIT -- A woman and four children were tied up and beaten to death in this city, which already had been shaken by a surge of killings this year. A 13-year-old girl alerted authorities after escaping from the house where a 33-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and three girls, ages 9 to 14, were found dead Thursday...
Gateway closing all of its stores, cutting 2,500 jobs (04/02/04)
SAN DIEGO -- Computer maker Gateway Inc. announced Thursday that it will shutter all of its stores next week, eliminating nearly 40 percent of its work force in a move aimed at breaking out of a three-year slump. The company said it will eliminate 2,500 jobs as it closes all 188 stores. The businesses will close April 9 and workers will be dismissed by the end of the month...
President Bush signs bill making it a crime to harm a fetus (04/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- Accompanied by grieving families, President Bush on Thursday signed into law new protections for the unborn that for the first time make it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an assault on the mother. "If the crime is murder and the unborn child's life ends, justice demands a full accounting under the law," Bush said before signing the measure, a major priority for many of the president's most loyal political supporters. ...
U.S. promises Fallujah response (04/02/04)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- A U.S. general vowed an "overwhelming" response to the murder and mutilation of four American contractors, but U.S. troops stayed out of this anti-American city Thursday and fearful Iraqi police took no action. Residents said they were ready to take on the Americans if they try to enter Fallujah, where schools and shops remained open a day after insurgents ambushed the contractors' SUVs and mobs strung up two of their charred corpses on an iron bridge spanning the Euphrates River.. ...
Militants taken into custody across Europe (04/02/04)
ANKARA, Turkey -- A sweep against a militant Turkish group netted more than 50 suspects in three European countries Thursday in what experts said could be the fruit of increased security cooperation before the Athens Olympics. The suspects were picked up in Turkey, Italy and Belgium after security forces there and in Germany and the Netherlands launched raids against houses used by the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, a Marxist group that calls for the overthrow of the Turkish government.. ...
Bomb set off in central Uzbekistan (04/02/04)
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- A woman detonated a bomb Thursday in central Uzbekistan, killing one person and critically injuring herself, and the government for the first time said al-Qaida was behind this week's attacks that left at least 44 dead, mostly alleged militants...
Central girls swim past Poplar Bluff (04/02/04)
The Central girls swimming team breezed by visiting Poplar Bluff 106-64 to improve to 7-2. Lindsey Smith was part of three first-place finishes (200 medley relay, 100 free, 400 free relay). Eleven teams will visit Central's Bubble on Saturday for the City of Roses.Central results...
Otahks' split ends skid (04/02/04)
It wasn't exactly what Southeast Missouri State University coach Lana Richmond wanted, but at least her squad broke a nine-game losing streak. The Otahkians opened Ohio Valley Conference play Thursday against visiting Eastern Illinois intent on sweeping a doubleheader against one of the teams predicted to finish toward the bottom of the standings...
Receiver goes to Southeast after his team disappears (04/02/04)
Brian Matthews hopes that East Tennessee State's loss will be Southeast Missouri State University's gain in the form of a big, fast wide receiver who can help the Indians put up the kind of prolific offensive numbers they compiled in 2002. "I'm excited to be here and I'm just trying to help out any way I can," said Matthews as the Indians wrapped up their first week of spring practice at Houck Stadium this week...
Olazabal finds his form, shares lead after first round (04/02/04)
DULUTH, Ga. -- The tee shots found the fairway, the approach shots nestled close to the hole and the putts rolled smoothly. For one day, at least, Jose Maria Olazabal was back on his game. The two-time Masters champion crafted a 7-under 65 Thursday to tie rookie Roger Tambellini for the lead after a blustery first round at the BellSouth Classic. They were one shot ahead of Craig Bowden, and two in front of Tim Petrovic and PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel...
Red Wings foil Blues' attempt to clinch spot (04/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Marc Lamothe won in his second start of the season as the Detroit Red Wings clinched first place overall in the NHL with a 3-2 victory over the Blues on Thursday night. The Blues missed a chance to clinch their 25th straight playoff berth, which would extend the longest current streak in professional sports. Instead, the loss in their regular-season home finale put them in a three-way tie with the Oilers and Predators for seventh in the Western Conference with two games to go...
Sutton monopolizes sentiment (04/02/04)
SAN ANTONIO -- Sentimental favorites at the Final Four are usually old or recovering from a serious setback. This year, Eddie Sutton has no competition. He qualifies on both counts. At 68, Sutton returns with a third and perhaps final shot to win it all, which would make him the oldest coach ever to do so. He's already the oldest ever to arrive here, and like a bouncing ball, Sutton has known many ups and downs. But the last of those will be with him always...
Sports briefs 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
Baseball Milton Bradley has probably played his last game for the Cleveland Indians. Bradley was barred from the team's training camp Thursday, one day after getting pulled from an exhibition game by manager Eric Wedge for not running out a popup. ...
Car shopping isn't a popularity contest (04/02/04)
Dear Tom and Ray: A friend of mine, Chris (his real name), is about to buy a U.S.-made car, brand-new, off the showroom floor. I suggested that he might want to consider buying a model of which lots of units are sold. It's my idea that the more popular a car is, the less likely he will be to end up with a lemon. Also, if a car is common, repairs and replacement parts might cost less. Is this a good strategy for buying a new car, or am I all wet?...
Wait till you hear this great idea (04/02/04)
During one of our philosophical conversations, a colleague here at the newspaper had a great idea and suggested I take up the cause in my column, because, goodness knows, this column will trumpet just about anything legal. Look at the list: World Famous Downtown Golf Course, Cape Girardeau Fruitcake and Praline Festival Days, Battle of Cape Girardeau Grudge Match, Trail of Tears Rite of Initiation (participants cross the Mississippi River in the winter without a boat) and the All-County Sailing Relays at the Capaha Park lagoon.. ...
Take a look at Toyota's Tundra (04/02/04)
srobertson Double cab is biggest Toyota truck model yet Americans are in love with their pickups, and it's a relationship that seems to have no end in sight. It's also apparent that "bigger is better," at least when it comes to pickups. More trucks are sold in North America than in any other part of the world, and despite rising fuel prices, the three top selling vehicles are full-size trucks with V-8 engines. ...
Stereotypes of Italians extend to animated worlds (04/02/04)
LOS ANGELES -- John Mancini has a beef with some cartoon fish. Mancini is the founder of the Italic Institute of America, which decries what it calls Hollywood's stereotyping of Italians as dumb thugs or murderous gangsters. Now, after years spent fighting movie and TV mafia, the organization has targeted a kids' cartoon, the upcoming DreamWorks movie "Shark Tale," because some of its villainous sea creatures are played by Italians and have Italian names...
Area artists put their best work on display at four galleries (04/02/04)
If your idea of a good evening out involves art exhibits, food and drink, and lots of fellow art lovers, tonight is the night for you: Gallery receptions are being held at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, the Southeast Missouri State University Museum, the Garden Gallery and the Schock Community Arts Center...
Author visits to talk about debut novel (04/02/04)
Author Eddy Harris will spend part of the day with students at Cape Central High School and the public at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Harris' debut novel "Mississippi Solo" was chosen as this year's ReadMOre selection. ReadMOre is a program sponsored by Missouri public libraries, book stores and related organizations that encourages reading. Each year one book is selected for the state to read and discuss and the author of that book makes appearances throughout the state...
Coming to theaters 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
'Hellboy' Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt, Doug Jones and David Hyde Pierce. Based on Mike Mignola's comic, this movie is about a demon summoned to Earth by Russian monk Rasputin as part of a Nazi experiment in 1944. A scientist rescued the creature and raised him to be a force of good. ...
Artifacts 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
Exhibit at Three Rivers Community College POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The work of local artist Laura Clark will be on view at Three Rivers Community College's Tinnin Fine Arts Center starting today. This is Clark's first show at the college, although she is an art teacher there. The exhibit is titled "Dialogues" and runs until April 23. There is also a free lecture by Clark at 12:30 p.m. today at the arts center...
Everybody's a critic - 'Jersey Girl' (04/02/04)
Four stars (out of four) "Jersey Girl" is a romantic comedy about Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) whose life has been spun around 180 degrees. Ollie's high-priced New York life changes when his wife (Jennifer Lopez) dies and he is left with a newborn baby. Unable to keep up, Trinke moves in with his father in New Jersey. It is here he learns to live and love again...
Victor Hahn (04/02/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Victor Omer Hahn, 87, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1916, in Lutesville, Mo., the son of Robert F. and Mary Etta Stevens Hahn. He married Alberta Lee Baker June 15, 1946. She died Feb. 16, 2003...
Bob Jenkins (04/02/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bob Jenkins, 76, of Sikeston died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Harold and Irene Jenkins. He and Dana Jensen Garner were married in 1969. Jenkins graduated from the University of Missouri in 1952. He founded Sikeston General Oil Co. in 1967, and retired in 1999...
Mary Wade (04/02/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mary Jane Wade, 78, of Oran died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born March 10, 1926, at Oran, daughter of Carrol Joel and Mary Donaldson Stigall Wade. Miss Wade retired as vice president and cashier at Oran State Bank in Oran. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Oran and Oran Chamber of Commerce...
Sandra Williams (04/02/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sandra Faye Williams, 38, of Sikeston died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born May 10, 1965, in Hughes, Ark., daughter of Joe Louis and Flora Lee Mitchell Williams. Williams had lived in Sikeston most of her life. She attended New Dawn State School, and was a member of and usher at Power House of God Church...
Philip Kearney (04/02/04)
Philip L. Kearney, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born June 21, 1916, in Sheldon, Iowa, son of Francis Eugene and Margaret Kelly Kearney. He and Mary Catherine Lanertz were married Nov. 22, 1941, in Fulda, Minn. She died March 10, 1973...
Mary Seabaugh (04/02/04)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mary E. Seabaugh, 89, of Sedgewickville died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Elder Care of Marble Hill, Mo. She was born Feb. 20, 1915, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Freeman and Mamie Baker Graves. She and Harley Wilson Seabaugh were married Nov. 20, 1937, at Patton, Mo...
Frank Cavaness (04/02/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Frank M. Cavaness, 95, of Anna died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at City Care Center. He was born July 9, 1908, at McClure, Ill., son of Fred and Anna Kinder Cavaness. He and Pearl Cruse were married March 21, 1936. Cavaness had owned and operated Cavaness Tin Shop. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
Robert Lukefahr (04/02/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert Lee Lukefahr, 70, of Oceanside, Calif., died Feb. 26, 2004, at the San Diego Hospice. Lukefahr was born June 10, 1933, in Perryville, son of Ruben and Anna Lukefahr. He married Ursula M. Lukefahr. He was an electrical engineer for Unisys for 28 years. He was a Korean Navy veteran and a member of Eta Kappa Nu Association and Tau Beta Pi Association...
Leroy H. Watkins (04/02/04)
Leroy H. Watkins, 86, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Donna Amlingmeyer (04/02/04)
Donna Sue Amlingmeyer, 54, of Paducah, Ky., died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Evansville, Ind., daughter of L.L. and Mary Gross McCarty. She married John Amlingmeyer. Donna graduated in 1968 from Mount Vernon Senior High School, and from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1971. She worked at Deaconess Hospital 12 years, and had been at Lourdes Hospital the past 21 years, working as a care manager. She was of the Baptist belief...
Births 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
Killian Son to Todd Arnold and Kimberly Ann Killian of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:04 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2004. Name, Eli Todd. Weight, 9 pounds 13 ounces. Mrs. Killian is the former Kimberly Givens, daughter of Jerry and Ida Givens of Scott City. She is employed at Bank of Missouri in Cape Girardeau. Killian is the son of Arnold and Connie Killian of Scott City. He is employed at Spartech Polycom...
Cape/Jackson police reports 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Delbert Wayne Hogan Jr., 18, 531 S. Hanover, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of domestic assault, resisting arrest and assault of a police officer...
Cape fire report 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Wednesday: At 5:14 p.m., a fire alarm at 1000 Towers Complex. At 7:55 p.m., an emergency medical service at 100 N. Frederick. Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: An emergency medical service at 381 Country Club Drive...
Out of the past 4/2/04 (04/02/04)
10 years ago: April 2, 1994 Funding for five regional offices of Missouri Department of Economic Development will be included in state's budget for next fiscal year beginning July 1. Olympic torch, on its way to United States Olympic Festival in St. Louis, is scheduled to pass through Cape Girardeau on June 1...
An essential war -- Part II (04/02/04)
This is the second part of a two-part look at the rationale for fighting the War on Terrorism in Iraq. By George P. Shultz ~ From The Wall Street Journal In the early 1990s, U.N. inspectors [in Iraq] found plenty of materials in the category of weapons of mass destruction and they dismantled a lot of it. ...
Marriage laws (04/02/04)
It is likely that most Missourians believe marriage is intended for couples consisting of a man and a woman. That has been the religious and cultural model until recent years, when same-sex couples have sought to have their unions legally sanctioned...
Time to change (04/02/04)
Don't forget that Saturday night is when we set our clocks forward one hour for daylight-saving time. The advantage of the time change, of course, is the extra daylight as these spring evenings stretch into summer's late sunset. The disadvantage is the loss of an hour of sleep, which the extra hour in the fall never quite seems to make up...
The peak of spring (04/02/04)
Southeast Missouri has enjoyed a rare early spring this year, one in which blooming flowers and blossoming trees have been unmarred by heavy frost -- although temperatures last night were nippy. When was the last time anyone can remember tulip trees keeping their marvelous flowers and not being zapped by a spring freeze?...
Clubbs shows leadership (04/02/04)
To the editor: Over the past nine years, we have had children active in the Jackson High School Drama Club. Despite recent budget cuts, the leadership shown by Bob Clubbs as sponsor and director for the past three years has afforded the club and its participants positive opportunities...
Seeking world domination (04/02/04)
To the editor: The names Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Libby, Armitage, Abrams, Bennett and Jeb Bush are well-known to anyone who follows politics. While only two were elected and the rest were appointed, these are the people who run both the White House and our country...
Nigerian remembers Taylor (04/02/04)
To the editor: A friend told me about the death of Herbert Taylor. I simply wept. I'm writing to acknowledge Taylor, who was not only an educator with an exceptional vision, but a mentor and a friend. As a foreign student from Nigeria, Herb welcomed me in the communications department at Southeast Missouri State University from 1983 to 1986. ...
Speak Out 04/02/04 (04/02/04)
Thanks for credit card A GREAT big relieved thank you to the thoughtful individual who found my credit card Wednesday at Wal-Mart and called the credit card company to report it lost. In my haste to get to an appointment on time, I did not put it back in my wallet as I usually do. Again, my eternal thanks...
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