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Stories from Saturday, April 10, 2004

$453,000 grant lets treatment center in Cape grow (04/10/04)
On the heels of a community survey placing access to medical care and substance abuse treatment near the top of the list of community problems, the Gibson Recovery Center in Cape Girardeau has received a $453,809 grant to improve treatment for mental illness and substance abuse...
Missouri program pays seniors to go back to work (04/10/04)
Don't call the Rev. Raymond Pool a retired preacher. "I'm a retired pastor," Pool said. "A preacher never retires." In February 2003, Pool decided to end his 42-year career as a minister. He decided it was time to leave the pressures of the job, move into a small house on Good Hope Street in Cape Girardeau, and settle into a peaceful retirement of vacations, fishing and occasional fill-ins for local pastors. Those hopes didn't last long...
Kiwanis International head coming to Cape (04/10/04)
Kiwanis International president Robert Moore will be visiting Cape Girardeau on May 15 during his official visit to the Kiwanis Missouri-Arkansas District. This is the first time Cape Girardeau has served as the location of the international president's official visit...
Making Friday better than good (04/10/04)
Whether it was a simulated journey in Christ's footsteps or the exuberance of 3,000 young people attending a Pentecostal youth convention, Good Friday was a day to focus more than usual on faith. A hundred or so local Christians gathered in downtown Cape Girardeau to commemorate Good Friday with the annual cross walk, an adaptation of the route Jesus took before being crucified...
Question of evil lingers after Easter (04/10/04)
A classic issue that has consumed countless books of philosophy runs like so: If God is loving and has absolute power, why is there such evil and suffering in this life? The days surrounding Easter add a special seasonal aspect to this problem among Christians as they think about the impact of Jesus Christ's death on the cross and his rising from the dead...
Religion calendar 4/10 (04/10/04)
TodayHoly Saturday service with communion at 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Easter vigil at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. Easter vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral...
Religion briefs (04/10/04)
Spring revival at Baptist church in Sedgewickville Spring revival will be April 16 to 18 at Sedgewickville Baptist Church at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. E.D. Francis will speak April 16; the Rev. Steven Francis will speak April 17 and the Rev. Dr. Jim Cogdill will speak Sunday morning and evening...
A meal to remember (04/10/04)
Between Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday, area Christians will have had ample opportunity to share in communion. Whether it's called Eucharist, communion, the Last Supper or the Lord's Supper, the service is aimed at remembrance of Jesus Christ's sacrifice...
Former Cape resident goes before Senate committee (04/10/04)
Missouri Supreme Court Judge Duane Benton received a warm reception Thursday from the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington. Benton, formerly of Cape Girardeau, is President Bush's nominee for a lifetime appointment to the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
Holden frees $127 million for education (04/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Jackson, Sikeston and Poplar Bluff school districts will each get in excess of a half-million dollars restored to their budgets for the current fiscal year after Gov. Bob Holden on Friday ordered the release of $127 million he had previously withheld from local schools and state universities because of Missouri's uncertain financial situation...
Sextuplets born in Missouri hospital (04/10/04)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- Six babies were born Friday to an Illinois couple in a suburban St. Louis hospital, officials said. The children are believed to be the first sextuplets born in Missouri, St. John's Mercy Medical Center announced in a statement citing information from the Missouri Center for Health Information, Management and Evaluation...
Cost of workers' comp stabilizing (04/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After two straight years of sizeable increases, the price of workers' compensation insurance is leveling off due largely to a decline in workplace injuries, the state Department of Insurance reported Friday. Department director Scott Lakin said that of 185 workers' compensation insurers filing rate changes from January through March, 101 plan to reduce their premiums. Most companies change their rates early in the year...
Bush briefing included 3-month-old information on possible al-Q (04/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's August 2001 briefing on terrorism threats, described largely as a historical document, included information from three months earlier that al-Qaida was trying to send operatives into the United States for an explosives attack, according to several people who have seen the memo...
Muslim pair sentenced for roles in 'Virginia jihad' (04/10/04)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Two American Muslims accused of training for holy war against the United States by waging paintball battles in the Virginia woods were sentenced Friday to 15 years or more in prison. Randall Todd Royer, 31, and Ibrahim al-Hamdi, 26, were among nine men who either pleaded guilty or were convicted of charges related to their participation in what prosecutors called a "Virginia jihad network." Two others were acquitted on all counts. ...
Meatpacker considers suing USDA over mad cow (04/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- A small meatpacking company warned Friday it may sue the Agriculture Department to obtain permission to test every animal at its slaughterhouse for mad cow disease. Agriculture officials have refused a license request from Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, which said Japanese customers would buy its products if the company tested every animal processed at its Arkansas City, Kan., plant for the brain-wasting disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy. ...
Bad weather, heavy security frame pope's observance (04/10/04)
The Associated Press ROME -- Braving the chill of a rainy night, Pope John Paul II led prayers at the traditional Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday as thousands of faithful turned out despite concerns over security...
Iraqi insurgents attack fuel convoy; three Marines killed west (04/10/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad on Friday, one when insurgents attacked a convoy transporting fuel on the west side of the capital, the military said. An Iraqi driver in the convoy was also killed. Also, two American soliders and a number of civilian contractors were missing after the convoy attack, Pentagon officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity...
France taking threats seriously, minister says (04/10/04)
PARIS -- The French government is on alert for terrorist threats and "leaving nothing to chance," the interior minister said Friday, a day after dozens of train and Metro stations were evacuated on a CIA tip. The CIA contacted French authorities on Thursday, warning of an attack on Paris' commuter network, the RER, at the end of rush hour between 8:30 p.m. ...
Sharon seeks Likud Party vote on Gaza withdrawal (04/10/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's ruling Likud Party will hold its vote on a Gaza Strip withdrawal by late April, sooner than expected, officials said Friday, prompting complaints that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushing the referendum to stifle opposition. ...
Eaglettes sweep Otahkians (04/10/04)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team was swept in a doubleheader Friday during the Otahkians' first OVC road action of the season. Tennessee Tech won 3-1 and 7-0 as the Eaglettes improved to 27-18 overall and 8-4 in OVC play. The Otahkians fell to 10-24 and 5-4...
Indians reach .500 with Samford sweep (04/10/04)
Southeast Missouri State University has not been over .500 all season, nor have the Indians swept an Ohio Valley Conference series. They'll have a chance to accomplish both things today, thanks to Friday's 7-5 and 9-1 doubleheader sweep of Samford in front of nearly 500 fans at Capaha Field...
SIU hires former assistant Lowery (04/10/04)
Chris Lowery was hired Friday as the men's basketball coach at Southern Illinois, taking over a program desperate for some stability after losing two coaches in consecutive seasons to the Big Ten. Lowery, 31, replaces Matt Painter, who resigned Thursday to accept a six-year deal at Purdue after coaching just one season at Southern Illinois. Bruce Weber left the previous year to take over at Illinois...
Sotak steps aside as KFVS sports director (04/10/04)
Steve Sotak emphasizes that he will still be a big sports fan -- he simply won't be reporting sporting events to local television viewers any longer. And, Sotak added, "I've left 'Heartland News' but I haven't left the Heartland." Sotak, the sports director at Cape Girardeau television station KFVS for the past 12 years, was on the air for the final time on April 2. ...
A Master bows out (04/10/04)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The King said goodbye. The Masters is now in the hands of a kid. Arnold Palmer walked up the 18th fairway one last time Friday to an ovation longer and louder than any other in his 50 years at Augusta National, unable to hold back tears as he reflected on a career built on Sunday charges, green jackets and an army of fans...
Feds seize steroid test results, samples in raid on lab (04/10/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal authorities probing an alleged steroid distribution ring have seized the results and samples of drug tests on selected major league baseball players from a drug-testing lab, a spokesman for the lab said Friday. Internal Revenue Service agents served a search warrant to obtain "documentation and specimens" from a Quest Diagnostics lab in Las Vegas, Quest spokesman Gary Samuels said...
Cardinals blast Diamonback rookie, win 13-6 (04/10/04)
PHOENIX -- St. Louis pounded Casey Daigle in his major league debut with five home runs -- two by ex-Diamondback Reggie Sanders -- in 2 2-3 innings and the Cardinals beat Arizona 13-6 on Friday night. Tony Womack, another former Diamondback, went 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI...
Blues hope for recovery from Sharks' opening bite (04/10/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Chris Pronger never got on the ice during the St. Louis Blues' practice Friday. That's because he never got off the ice in their playoff opener. Well, almost: Pronger played a jaw-dropping 36 minutes, 14 seconds in the Blues' 1-0 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. The former MVP defenseman earned a day of rest before today's Game 2, when the Blues will attempt to salvage a road split...
Sports briefs 4/10/04 (04/10/04)
College Duke's Alana Beard won the inaugural women's John R. Wooden Award given to college basketball's top college basketball player Friday. Beard, a three-time All-American, led the Blue Devils to a 30-4 record and the No. 1 ranking in the season's final Associated Press poll. ...
How Easter is new every year (04/10/04)
Holidays come and go. Numerous people like Thanksgiving, some enjoy Christmas, mainly, and others prefer Easter. Often Halloween and St. Patrick's Day are favorites. However, until a few years ago I looked forward most to Christmas -- before I pondered, deeply, a relative's preference for Easter...
NBC vows to air Janet Jackson live (04/10/04)
NEW YORK -- Viewers are used to watching "Saturday Night Live" aired live. Live, as in: as it happens, not five or seven seconds later, once the censors say it's safe for broadcast. But is Janet Jackson safe to serve as host for "Saturday Night Live" -- live?...
'The Alamo' touches raw nerve in Mexico (04/10/04)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican audiences are bracing for "The Alamo," which depicts this country's most reviled traitor, one of its most humiliating defeats and events that ultimately cost Mexico half its territory. There is scant comfort in the fact that Mexican forces won the 1836 battle of the Alamo: The movie closes with the Battle of San Jacinto one month later, which Mexico lost -- along with Texas. ...
Sue Snider (04/10/04)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Sue Snider, 61, of Bloomfield died Thursday, April 8, 2004, in Scott City. She was born Oct. 5, 1942, at Rives, Mo., daughter of Oscar and Fleeta Scott Crews. She and Norman Snider were married Nov. 8, 1961, at Bloomfield. Snider was an aide at Bloomfield Alternative School, and a member of Clines Island General Baptist Church...
Jack, Grant and Samuel Heuer (04/10/04)
Jack Matthew Heuer was stillborn Friday, April 2, 2004, and Grant Isaac and Samuel Luke Heuer were stillborn Saturday, April 3, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. Survivors include their parents, Kendal and Cortney Heuer of Clinton, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Robin Bullock of Mount Vernon, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Terry Hassell of Dexter, Mo., Ken and Malinda Heuer of Springfield, Mo.; paternal great-grandmothers, Pauline Heuer of Cape Girardeau, Aldora Crites of Dexter; an aunt, Ali Bullock of Mount Vernon, an uncle and aunt, Mitch and Julia Kinder of Cape Girardeau, an uncle, Jeremy Wagner of Mount Vernon; great-aunt and uncle, Charlotte and John Edwards of Cape Girardeau; and cousins, Nathan and Jonathan Edwards of Cape Girardeau.. ...
Catherine Taylor (04/10/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Catherine Taylor, 89, of Dexter died Friday, April 9, 2004, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1914, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Charles Sylvester and Jesse Pearl Jones Blackman. She and William "Howard" Taylor were married Nov. 20, 1941, at Dexter. He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1991...
Freeda Winchester (04/10/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Freeda Jane Winchester, 101, of Advance died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 16, 1902, at Dongola, Mo., daughter of Henry and Anne Nelson Revelle. She and Lee Wiley Winchester were married March 28, 1919, at Marble Hill, Mo. He died in 1988...
Ortha Croy (04/10/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ortha Croy, 82, of Advance died Friday, April 9, 2004 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 8, 1921, at Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Luther and Clara Link Pierce. She and Leon Croy were married March 23, 1940, at Benton, Mo., and he died Jan. 27, 1988...
Norma Bollinger (04/10/04)
Norma Jean Bollinger, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 9, 2004, at her home. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Laverne Carmack (04/10/04)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Ethel Laverne Carmack, 82, of Morehouse died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her home. She was born March 26, 1922, at Holland, Mo., daughter of Sidney and Anna Burton Finney. She and Allen "Buck" Carmack were married Aug. 5, 1939, at Essex, Mo. He died Dec. 19, 1998...
Theodor Rottenbuecher (04/10/04)
Theodor "Theo" Rottenbuecher, 64, of Delta died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at his home. He was born March 16, 1940, in Romania, son of Karl and Anna Weidenfelder Rottenbuecher. His stepfather, Peter Hinterberger, helped raise him from an early age. He and Evelyn Keys Riegert were married Jan. 19, 1963...
Albert Daniels (04/10/04)
Albert Arthur Daniels, 63, of St. Louis died Tuesday, March 30, 2004. He was born June 14, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, son of Madison and Clara Johnson Daniels. He married the former Doris Nevils Hayes. Daniels attended John Cobb School and was a graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau. He attended several training schools, including Ranken Technical School...
Fire report 04/10/04 (04/10/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Thursday: At 4:24 p.m., a fire alarm at 351 S. Silver Springs. At 8:38 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 1500 block of William. At 11:37 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2801 Bloomfield...
Police reports 04/10/04 (04/10/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Clifford L. Adams, 39, of 1207 E. Main, Jackson, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Tommy E. Sticht, 37, no address given, was arrested on suspicion of failure to maintain property free of litter...
Bicyclist victim of hit and run (04/10/04)
A Cape Girardeau bicyclist was injured around 8:40 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle at William and Missouri streets. Police Cpl. Ike Hammonds identified the victim as Archie L. Adams, 38, of 19 S. Ellis St., in Cape Girardeau. Adams was admitted to a hospital for injuries described as disabling but not life-threatening...
Out of the past 4/10/04 (04/10/04)
10 years ago: April 10, 1994 The Rev. Charles B. Dreyer has been called as interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church; he will begin his duties May 1; Dreyer and his wife, Betsy, are coming here from Hendersonville, Tenn. New Cape Girardeau organization will pool resources of churches to address "problems of the homeless, youth and the elderly"; president of Black Ministers Coalition for Progress is the Rev. William Bird, pastor of Futrell Temple Church of God in Christ...
Medicaid facts (04/10/04)
By Jodi Stefanick A Kaiser Foundation study indicates Missouri leads the nation in Medicaid spending growth over the past decade. Averaging 16 percent in annual growth, Missouri's Medicaid program has expanded faster than any other state's program...
More than affordable (04/10/04)
Most gated communities consist of exclusive estates or townhouses protected by steel bars that restrict entrance to those who live or have business inside. But Little Rock, Ark.-based Phillips Development Corp. has used the same approach with resounding success at Fort Hope, an affordable housing complex built on the south side of Cape Girardeau in 2001...
Nurse credentials denote training (04/10/04)
To the editor: This letter is in response to the caller who referred to the credentials behind nurses' names and a lack of understanding of what they represent. Nursing credentials symbolize a significant body of work the individual has completed in order to earn them. ...
Indian name has been honorable (04/10/04)
To the editor: I am a 1961 alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University. My years at SEMO were full of pride to be an Indian. The Indian athletic team name was one of honor, respect and inspiration. Having Chief Sagamore on the heights overlooking Houck Stadium was a dignified start to every football game...
'Passion' helps point the way (04/10/04)
To the editor: Response to "The Passion of the Christ" has not yet seen its end. People have listened and watched. Emotions have been aroused. Hearts have been warmed. The movie certainly shows the potential of reducing the crime and violence that plague the world. Many youngsters as well as adults have become too eager to control a gun, resulting in an increase in loss of lives...
Speak Out 4/10/04 (04/10/04)
Helpful technology EMILY HENDRICKS' column about finding a helpful community on the Internet, in her case a group of people who deal with the same health challenge, is one of the great benefits of this technology. Thanks, Emily, for sharing your perspective...
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