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Stories from Sunday, May 9, 2004

Area scouts plant trees for national day of service (05/09/04)
Anpetu-We Lodge, the local arm of the Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow, planted about 800 tree seedlings Saturday at Twin Trees Park. The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society for campers within the Boy Scouts. This is the second year of the national day of service for the Order of the Arrow. ...
Pumping up the prices (05/09/04)
Greg Eudy has just emerged from a conversation with a complete stranger about gasoline. He has returned to his side of the gas pump at the Bi-State Southern station on Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau to survey the damage, watching the numbers climb as unleaded fuel is pumped into his Chevrolet delivery truck at $1.74 a gallon...
Steamboat stops at Cape dock (05/09/04)
The elegant Mississippi Queen steamboat with about 380 passengers docked in Cape Girardeau Saturday, churning up tourism for the Mississippi River city and an excuse for locals to visit the warm and breezy riverfront. The docking was the first of 10 scheduled stops by the Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen steamboats this year...
American Indian group voices stereotype worry (05/09/04)
Southeast Missouri State University should scrap its Indian nicknames, say some local American Indians who are mostly concerned about offensive stereotypes. About 20 American Indians attended a meeting Saturday afternoon in Cape Girardeau at the American Indian Center of the Heartland. The organization, founded last November, is headquartered upstairs above the Cherokee Trails Gift Shop at 811 Broadway...
Amateur cook takes skills beyond backyard burgers (05/09/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jena Bricker is one lucky woman. Her boyfriend, Ben Randolph, is one of five finalists picked from thousands of entrants in a nationwide contest to find America's best amateur griller. "I know it sounds over the top, but I'd rather have him cook for me than go to any restaurant," Bricker said. "He's always trying something completely new."...
Book persuaded Germans to settle in eastern Missouri (05/09/04)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Exactly 175 years ago, German immigrant Gottfried Duden wrote a book that historians say changed the course of immigration history in Missouri and the eastern United States. Duden's book persuaded thousands of disenchanted countrymen to head for the United States. He himself journeyed to Warren County in eastern Missouri...
College grad trades fun for rebuilding Iraq (05/09/04)
The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Scott Erwin is anything but the typical college graduate. When the Northland resident walks in his commencement ceremony today, he will have made a journey more complicated and time-consuming than the short, in-town jaunts of his fellow seniors...
Journalist Walter Cronkite receives Truman award (05/09/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Journalist Walter Cronkite said the world could benefit from former President Harry S. Truman's wisdom. "Wouldn't it be a wonderful miracle if we could possibly bring Harry back to give us some advice?" Cronkite said. "What a guy he was."...
Dire predictions for state's finances fail to materialize (05/09/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although Missouri government has struggled financially in recent years as sluggish tax revenue growth failed to keep up with spending, most state budget experts just months ago predicted the situation would devolve into a disaster for the upcoming fiscal year...
Doctor explores world of serial killers (05/09/04)
CHICAGO -- The television cast an eerie glow in the dingy motel room but the doctor wasn't watching. She was waiting impatiently for an important call -- one that would tell her the killer was dead. About 3 a.m., word came: John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer who prowled the Chicago streets preying on lonely runaways and murdered 33 young men and boys, had been executed...
Few days are left for approval of bills in legislature (05/09/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the 2004 legislative session enters its final week, just 116 of the more than 1,800 bills filed in the last four-plus months have been sent to Democratic Gov. Bob Holden for his consideration. Of those 116 bills, 92 cleared the legislature on Thursday and Friday...
Bush- Prison scandal in Iraq won't halt mission (05/09/04)
WASHINGTON -- The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American military guards is "a stain on our country's honor and reputation" but will not deter America's mission to bring democracy to Iraq, President Bush pledged Saturday. The president said the abuse and sexual humiliation of prisoners in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison "was the wrongdoing of a few" and should not reflect on the thousands of U.S. military personnel "who are serving and sacrificing in Iraq."...
Three dead after boat capsizes in bay (05/09/04)
TIVERTON, R.I. -- Shivering with cold, his bare feet cut and bleeding, the 14-year-old frantically banged on the Roses' front door about 1 a.m. Saturday. "He kept saying, 'There's been an accident. I swam to shore. I'm sure the boat sank by now,"' Karen Rose said...
Fla. politician forgets to sign absentee ballot (05/09/04)
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. -- Rep. Katherine Harris, the former Florida secretary of state who oversaw the disputed 2000 presidential election, admits she's responsible for a vote going uncounted -- her own. Harris forgot to sign her absentee ballot when she voted in Longboat Key's local election March 9...
Two charged in high school shooting near Baltimore (05/09/04)
RANDALLSTOWN, Md. -- Two people were charged Saturday in a drive-by shooting that wounded four teenagers, one of them critically, as they left a charity basketball game at their high school. Police also said they were looking for two unidentified suspects in Friday's shooting in Randallstown High School's parking lot...
Locals give no clues in mastodon tusk disappearance (05/09/04)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Crime is so rare in the tiny Alaska Native community of Deering that police say the theft of two fossilized mastodon tusks shouldn't be a behemoth case. But the 131 residents in this tight-knit community have been tight-lipped about the robbery, stymieing investigators...
Ex -hostage arrives in Mississippi after Iraq (05/09/04)
MACON, Miss. -- Former hostage Thomas Hamill, back home Saturday after his three-week ordeal in Iraq, credited God and worldwide support for his survival and said the rebuilding mission that nearly cost him his life must continue. "I knew I was going to make it. I knew I was coming home," Hamill told reporters before a prayer vigil held in his honor at the Noxubee County Court House. "I told the Lord to pick the time and place."...
Army- Chaos defined U.S. prison in Iraq (05/09/04)
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq -- A U.S. Army investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison depicts the military police running the penitentiary as a motley lot, overwhelmed by one of the worst assignments in Iraq and bitter about the military's broken promises of going home...
One U.S. Marine killed in attack in southern Afghanistan (05/09/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- One U.S. Marine was killed and another injured in an overnight attack on a patrol in southern Afghanistan, the military said Saturday, in the Marines' first loss to hostile fire in Afghanistan. The soldiers were fired on by militants south of Tirin Kot, about 250 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, in Uruzgan province, said military spokesman Lt. Col. Tucker Mansager...
Palestinian heads reject Bush's statehood views (05/09/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian leaders said Saturday there was still hope for creating a Palestinian state by next year if the United States is willing to push for serious peace talks. The comments came after President Bush suggested that the internationally backed "road map" peace plan's call for an independent Palestinian state in 2005 was unrealistic...
Japan's working-class noodles go upscale (05/09/04)
TOKYO -- Customers with Prada handbags and Gucci sunglasses sometimes stand in line for hours and gaze hungrily at a TV outside the restaurant door, feasting their eyes on the delicacy that awaits: a bowl of noodles. The humble noodle -- known in Japan as "ramen" -- has long been better known as a staple of construction workers and penny-pinching students than as a favorite of the chic...
Early accounts of extensive Iraq abuse met U.S. silence (05/09/04)
Detailed allegations of psychological abuse, deprivation, beatings and deaths at U.S.-run prisons in Iraq were met by public silence from the U.S. Army last October -- six months before shocking photographs stirred world outrage and demands for action...
British beat back Shiite gunmen in south (05/09/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- British soldiers beat back attacks by militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in southern cities Saturday, and U.S. forces stormed Muqtada al-Sadr's stronghold in Baghdad. Al-Sadr's militia launched attacks in Basra and Amarah in an apparent attempt to open up new fronts after another cleric called for a jihad, or holy war, against British troops and promised rewards for the capture of coalition soldiers...
Many Arabs too angry to listen to America (05/09/04)
CAIRO, Egypt -- When U.S. ambassador David Welch took the Egyptian media to task for "proposing crazy conspiracy theories, or attacking the United States in very hostile terms," Egypt's Journalists Syndicate responded by urging a boycott. That was months before the Iraq prisoner-abuse scandal emerged, but the angry and unyielding reaction to Welch's complaint showed how hostile Arab opinion already was to America...
German teen admits creating Sasser computer worm (05/09/04)
HANOVER, Germany -- A German high-school student has confessed to creating the "Sasser" worm that generated chaos across the globe by infecting hundreds of thousands of computers, authorities said Saturday. The teenager, whose name was not released, was arrested Friday in the northern village of Waffensen, where he lives with his family. Investigators in nearby Hanover said they got a tip earlier Friday from Microsoft Corp...
From Hollywood studio to Morocco (05/09/04)
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- There's a new gin joint in town, and now everybody comes to Rick's. In homage to the movie "Casablanca," a former U.S. diplomat has opened a Rick's Cafe in this bustling port city. But you won't find Sam at the keyboard -- these days, the pianist's name is Issam...
Jackson tops field in I-55 tourney (05/09/04)
The Jackson girls soccer team thrives on defense -- and that was never more evident than Saturday afternoon, when the Indians won the championship in the I-55 Tournament hosted by Central. The Indians did not allow a goal in the two-day event and capped their defensive domination in their third and final game by holding off St. Louis County powerhouse Parkway West 1-0...
Central takes two from Harrisburg (05/09/04)
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The Central High School baseball team has struggled much of the season, but the Tigers put it all together Saturday for a stunning, lopsided doubleheader sweep of perennial Illinois power Harrisburg. The Tigers rolled 8-0 and 12-1, with the second game ending after six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule...
Southeast softball loses two but still clinches tourney berth (05/09/04)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team was shut out in both ends of a doubleheader Saturday -- yet the Otahkians still managed to qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Host Samford posted a pair of 2-0 victories, limiting the Otahkians to just three hits in each game...
Indians sweep Eagles (05/09/04)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University picked up a much-needed doubleheader sweep Saturday to kick off a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Morehead State. The Indians won the nine-inning opener 10-5 and then captured the seven-inning nightcap 3-1. Southeast (20-23, 10-9) is now in fifth place among 10 OVC teams. The Eagles (12-32, 5-15) are in last place...
Otahks capture another OVC title (05/09/04)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State University track and field coach Joey Haines didn't think any Ohio Valley Conference team could challenge his women's squad over the weekend. Haines proved to be quite the prophet, as the Otahkians romped to their second consecutive OVC outdoor championship Saturday, winning by more than 100 points on the campus of Samford University...
FanSpeak 5/9/04 (05/09/04)
Justice and coaching IF YOU doubt that there's justice in the world and if you doubt the fact that the world is a fair place, let me show you how you can tell it's not a fair place. In schools in this area, good coaches -- coaches that have the support of their students and their parents -- have to worry about keeping their jobs and have even been fired. ...
Halter's determination pays off on hot derby day (05/09/04)
Heather Halter earned a trip to Akron, Ohio, for her efforts Saturday. And she also will collect on a limo ride someday soon. The 11-year-old Jackson girl captured the Cape Girardeau Soap Box Derby stock division on North Sprigg Street, earning a berth to the 67th annual All-American Soap Box Derby event, scheduled to start July 31 in Akron. As for the limo ride, that will come courtesy of her father, who made the wager with her...
Oberholser shoots for first PGA triumph (05/09/04)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Arron Oberholser felt like he was going to pass out from the steamy heat. Instead, he passed everyone and wound up alone atop the Wachovia Championship. As temperatures approached 90 degrees, Oberholser holed a 20-foot eagle putt to jump-start his back nine, then surged past a pack of contenders and left Tiger Woods far behind...
Expos' winning streak comes at Cards' expense (05/09/04)
MONTREAL -- Tomo Ohka finally got a little offensive support, and he made sure it was enough to win. Ohka and Rocky Biddle combined on a three-hitter, and Jose Vidro homered and drove in two runs in leading the Montreal Expos over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night for their season-high third straight win...
Danton denounces family in his first statement (05/09/04)
ST. LOUIS -- In his first public statement since being arrested on murder-for-hire charges, St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton says he suffered emotional and physical abuse during his childhood, according to a published report. Danton is accused of trying to hire someone to kill his agent, David Frost...
MDC spent a lot of time putting out fires in its early days (05/09/04)
Missouri's landscape from the late 1800s until the 1930s was marred by raging fires, unregulated hunting, forests cut over and silted streams. The sight of a deer was as rare as the yelp of a turkey. Today, it's hard to imagine. The road to recovery started in 1936, when Missourians passed Amendment Four. ...
Farden's status with Southeast gymnastics soon will be changed (05/09/04)
It hasn't yet been officially announced, but sources have told me that Tom Farden will be named Southeast Missouri State University's head women's gymnastics coach, probably within the next few days. Farden directed the Otahkians on an interim level this year after Patty Stotzheim resigned. He led them to their first winning record since 1998, as they narrowly missed their first NCAA Division I regional berth since 1997...
Military moms (05/09/04)
It's part of the job for mothers to worry about their children. But Carolyn Verble of Wolf Lake, Ill., has been worrying overtime since her son, Levi Wampler, was called to fight the war on terrorism a year ago. But unlike other military mothers who won't be with their children on Mother's Day, Verble is getting the best gift ever: a visit with her 25-year-old son...
Cookbooks offer mothers' recipes for use every day (05/09/04)
NEW YORK-- "Mom's Secret Recipe File," edited by Chris Styler, taps the affectionate memories of a range of very accomplished professional cooks, and comes up with some 125 recipes. The contributors are a varied group, who have in common that they pay tribute to their inherited love of good food, and to the seeds of interest in cooking planted at home, early in their lives...
Moms explore ups and downs of first child after 40 (05/09/04)
NEW YORK -- Judith Newman was almost 40 and getting a little nervous. She knew her clock was ticking. After marrying at 33, she spent seven years and $70,000 trying to get pregnant. The ups and downs of the fertility treatments were frustrating, even maddening at times, she says, and seeing doctors and taking tests was becoming a full-time job...
Historic steps bring charm to Pittsburgh (05/09/04)
PITTSBURGH -- Bob Regan is out to save part of Pittsburgh's history one step at a time. Not long after moving here from Boston 12 years ago, Regan was smitten by the sight of the hundreds of stairways and thousands of steps linking one hilly street level to another...
Woodsy welcome (05/09/04)
There may well be nothing quite as calming as a sunny day and a shady grove of trees where you hear the happy sounds of birds and see the dappled light falling on cool ground. Now imagine that setting as the location of a home; that's exactly the description for the house at 2540 Ridge Road in Jackson. Though the home is situated just off the road, the trees that surround it set it a world apart...
History museum with a spin (05/09/04)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Delta farmhouse featured in the film version of author John Grisham's best seller "A Painted House" is on location in the Arkansas town where much of the movie was filmed and open for public tours. Mayor Dale Dunlap said residents of Lepanto, where the movie's town scenes were shot, have high hopes that the house will be an attraction for Grisham fans as well as curious travelers passing by on nearby highways...
Sarah Hickam (05/09/04)
GOREVILLE, Ill. --Sarah L. Hickam, 74, of Goreville died Friday, May 7, 2004, at home. She was born June 21, 1929, at Howerton, Ill., daughter of Clyde and Joysie Blankinship Cooper. She and Jesse B. Hickam were married Feb. 20, 1950, in Piggott, Ariz...
Nahm- Canfield (05/09/04)
Wayne and Kathy Nahm of Fenton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nahm, to Christopher Canfield, formerly of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Kathy and Tom Buehrle of Hopkinsville, Ky. Nahm is a 1999 graduate of Rockwood Summit High School in St. Louis. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Central Missouri State University in 2003...
Salyer-Seabaugh (05/09/04)
Michael and Susan Salyer of Pensacola, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Salyer, to the Rev. Timothy Seabaugh, both of Pensacola. He is the son of Darrel and Bette Seabaugh of Jackson. Salyer received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from the University of West Florida. She is a third grade teacher at Redeemer Lutheran School in Pensacola...
Lehman-Pattengill (05/09/04)
Charles and Doris Lehman of Sparta, Ill., and Boyd Pattengill and Linda Pattengill of Benton, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Lehman and Justin Pattengill. Lehman is a 1995 graduate of Sparta High School. She is a 1999 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and received a master's degree in education from Webster University in 2002. She is a kindergarten teacher at Blanchard School in Cape Girardeau...
Mueller-Toler (05/09/04)
Royal W. Mueller of Jackson announces the engagement of his daughter, Tamara Rae Mueller, to Roy Allen Toler, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Charles Toler of New Madrid, Mo., and the late Clara Toler of Cape Girardeau. Mueller is also the daughter of the late Marlene Mueller of Perryville, Mo...
Walden-East (05/09/04)
Ron and Ann Walden of Lebanon, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Rachel Walden, to Nathan Drew East. He is the son of Pam East of Paducah, Ky., and the late Roger Flynn East, formerly of Cape Girardeau. Walden is a 1996 graduate of Lebanon High School, and a 2001 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is a speech language pathologist with Lebanon City Schools...
Iten-Glaus (05/09/04)
Gerald and Susanne Iten of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Susanne Iten, to Benjamin James Glaus. He is the son of Norman and Diana Glaus of Cape Girardeau. Iten is a graduate of Central High School and of Missouri Baptist Medical Center School of Nursing in St. Louis. She is a registered nurse in the surgical and observation departments at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill...
Brooks- Hess (05/09/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Edwards of Chester, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynne Brooks, to Michael Joe Hess. He is the son of Sharon Foster of Jackson. Brooks is a graduate of Chester High School. She is employed at Breakaways Bar and Billiards...
Finley-Vandeven (05/09/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Danny and Judy Finley of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marriah Finley, to Jeremy B. Vandeven. He is the son of Alvin and Betty Vandeven of Chaffee. Finley is a 1999 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a special education teacher at Central Middle School in Cape Girardeau...
Ullrich-May (05/09/04)
William Ullrich and Janice Ullrich of Tulsa, Okla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Inez Ullrich, to Cody Robert May. He is the son of Kurt and Erin May of Whitewater. Ullrich received a bachelor of science degree in health administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. She is employed by Dr. K.S. Andrews in Jackson...
Kuntzes mark golden event (05/09/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kuntze of Jackson were honored at a surprise dinner April 17, 2004, at Delmonico's, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Hosts were Karla Kuntze of Jackson, sister of Mr. Kuntze; and the couple's children, Brenda Kuntze of Cape Girardeau, Darrell and wife Karen Kuntze of Jackson, and Rodney Kuntze of Gordonville...
Reimanns mark 65th event (05/09/04)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Walter and Mary Reimann of McClure Route 1 recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Reimann and Mary Exler were married May 2, 1939. They have three sons, Don Reimann of Sikeston, Mo., Gary Reimann of Thebes, Ill., and Bruce Reimann of Cape Girardeau...
Ressels married 40 years (05/09/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Ressel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary May 2, 2004, with a dinner and reception at St. Mary's parish gym. Hosts were their daughters, Denise Pittman of Cape Girardeau, Brenda Lewis of Jackson, and Teresa Ressel of Park Hills, Mo...
Police report 5/9/04 (05/09/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Justin Statler, 20, of 1322 N. West End Blvd., was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated and improper turning at Gordonville and Edgewood...
Fire report 5/9/04 (05/09/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 5:01 p.m., emergency medical service at 891 N. Kingshighway. At 5:19 p.m., a still alarm at 2765 County Road 206. At 8:49 p.m., a fire alarm sounding at 805 Enterprise. At 11:43 p.m., emergency medical service at 200 Minnesota Ave...
Out of the past 5/10/04 (05/09/04)
10 years ago: May 10, 1994 Lone Star Industries, Kasten Block plant, Consolidated Grain and Barge and city of Cape Girardeau all will benefit from timely financial boost from federal Economic Development Administration; EDA plans to pay $425,750 of $567,670 needed to embark on flood-recovery project in South Cape; project involves elevating 2,000 feet of South Sprigg Street from old Highway 74 to Cape La Croix Bridge...
Out of the past 5/9/04 (05/09/04)
10 years ago: May 9, 1994 Cape Girardeau League of Women Voters is teaming up with Cape Girardeau Civic Center to launch recycling education project in step with national trend; using $2,500 grant from League of Women Voters Education Fund in Washington, D.C., local League leaders hope to educate and encourage residents in south part of Cape Girardeau to recycle...
A holiday from taxes (05/09/04)
When the Missouri Legislature enacted a law creating a sales-tax holiday for back-to-school shopping, it intended to help families of school-age children, often on limited budgets, and to promote shopping at Missouri retailers. That's exactly what many cities and counties expect to happen Aug. 13-15 when the state's first sales-tax holiday occurs...
Smiles for mothers (05/09/04)
Every year, we dutifully and thankfully acknowledge our mothers. We buy gifts. We select greeting cards that say the nicest things. We become part of the crowd at our favorite restaurant. We make a special day in every way we can. Which is exactly what we ought to be doing today...
More awareness needed about NF (05/09/04)
To the editor: May is NF Awareness Month. When my sister was 9 months old, she was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. It can also cause blindness, deafness and learning difficulties as well as disfigurement...
Cape Girardeau's Indian heritage (05/09/04)
To the editor: I grew up in Cape Girardeau. I started to school there and finished college there in 1955. I find it odd that a school which is located in a city with such a strong Indian heritage needs to change its mascot name. Will the city be compelled to change the names of Capaha and Shawnee parks and the name of the Capaha baseball team? So the change-the-name list is pared to Red Wolves and Red Hawks. I have another suggestion: Red Weasels...
Speak Out B 05/08/04 (05/09/04)
Worthwhile effort I WOULD like to commend the staff, teachers and students of the Cape Girardeau Alternative Education Center on Ranney Street. I had the opportunity to meet Mike Dorris, the school's director, and take a short tour. I was very impressed by what I heard and saw. ...
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