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Stories from Monday, June 7, 2004

Cancer survivor believes someday there will be cure (06/07/04)
Jana Kassel took pictures of cancer survivors at Friday's Relay for Life at Cape County Park North. There were 20 photos she needed to combine with captions for an important presentation to state legislators to promote continuing funding of cancer research...
Community cuisine 06/07/04 (06/07/04)
Kettle beef benefit on tap June 12 Serving of kettle beef will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Salem Methodist Church, near Daisy on Route AA, a half-mile off Route B. Donations will benefit Brenda Joggerst and her family. The funds will be matched by Thrivent Financial. A country store will feature donated items...
Community briefs 6/7/04 (06/07/04)
Area FCE clubs planning trip to Muny in St. Louis The FCE clubs of Cape Girardeau County are planning a day trip to see "The Music Man" in St. Louis on July 27. The group will dine at Rigazzi's before going to the show. The deadline for reservations is June 30. For more information, call Mary Klaproth at 335-9175...
Community Q&A 06/07/04 (06/07/04)
Name: Mike Seabaugh. Lives in: Cape Girardeau. Family: Wife, Glinda; five sons, Michael II, 33, William, 29, Johnathan, 19, Daniel, 17, Ransom, 6. Job: Retired, but I'm busier now than when I was working. I volunteer for the Indian Center...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (06/07/04)
7 p.m. today City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Appearance Appearance by Marsha Haskell, regional director of external affairs for SBC. Public hearings A public hearing regarding the request of Candi Siebert-Wrinkler for a special-use permit to operate a photography and graphic design company at 2573 Lisa Drive in an R-2, single-family residential district...
Cape residents recall Reagan's trip to the area (06/07/04)
Respect for Reagan transcended party lines Julia Metelski ~ Southeast Missourian While much of the nation mourns the death of former President Ronald Reagan, some Cape Girardeau residents have a more personal memory of him as a cheerful, respectable speaker who visited the area 16 years ago...
Successful attitudes (06/07/04)
Eight-year-old Justin concentrates on crushing the chocolate puff cereal on the table in front of him. The process isn't as simple as he thought it would be. The small pebbles pop out from under his thumb and fly across the table. It's easier just to eat them whole, he decides...
Cape police report 06/07/04 (06/07/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Scott Conrad, 37, 1718 Montgomery, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Saturday. Arrests Devon M. Dale, 17, 1011 Oak Ridge, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of no operator's license...
Area actors try out for parts in Neil Simon play (06/07/04)
Six women and two men survived the first round of auditions for Neil Simon's "The Star-Spangled Girl" last night. Presented by the River City Players, the two-man, one-woman play directed by Dr. Roseanne Whitlow was a comedy even during the tryout, with the director and auditioners still laughing at the jokes after the same two scenes were read five times...
Drug court funding denied (06/07/04)
An application for a federal grant of $120,000 to begin a family drug court has been denied. Earlier this year the Community Assessment Partnership of the Community Caring Council and United Way of Southeast Missouri identified a family drug court as a high priority hoping to end "the cycle of abuse at home and reunite parents and children." The organizations said they believed if families could get joint counseling through a drug court, then drug abuse across generations and family lines would be reduced.. ...
Residents seek arts, historic district for Scott City (06/07/04)
Over the next few years the owner of the Schock Community Arts Center sees the Scott City area known as Old Illmo becoming a place where people from all over can come to enjoy festivals and performances, a place artists from around the country can call home and a place locals can take renewed pride in and reap economic benefits from...
Theater chain's pass card lets younger teens into R-rated films (06/07/04)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Still weeks shy of her 16th birthday, Sydni Norris caught the R-rated war epic "Troy" on the big screen last month while her parents stayed home. The Bloomington teenager's ticket around the rating system's age limit was a parent-approved pass card that has started a debate over convenience versus parental responsibility and raised fears that the government might jump in to settle the dispute...
Lambert Airport sees downturn as expansion moves forward (06/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The number of flights at Lambert Airport are expected to sink to a 22-year low this year, even as the airport works on a $1.1 billion runway expansion project, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. Other American airports expect to see domestic airplane boardings return to pre-Sept. ...
Cerebral John McLaughlin prepares to take over CIA (06/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- Harrison Ford has filled John McLaughlin's job in the movies, but in real life, the CIA's bespectacled, cerebral deputy director has stayed so well-cloaked that few outside the shadows of intelligence gathering know him. That started to change last week with President Bush's announcement that McLaughlin would take over as the agency's acting director in July when George Tenet leaves the job after seven years...
TV spots by Bush, Kerry too vanilla for Madison Avenue (06/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Madison Avenue creative gurus behind AFLAC's quacking duck and the "Enterprise: We'll Pick You Up!" rental car slogan think this year's presidential campaign ads could use some pizazz. "The ads are like essays. They're just telling you, they're not selling you," said Frank Ginsberg, whose firm is behind commercials for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, rum maker Bacardi and Ralston Purina, the pet food company...
Reagan's death brings tributes from world over (06/07/04)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Ronald Reagan was remembered with jelly beans, flowers and American flags on Sunday at memorials in his hometown and outside the mortuary where the former president's body lay. "Thank you for changing the world," said a handwritten note among the tokens of remembrance left in Santa Monica for the nation's 40th president, who was 93 when he died Saturday of pneumonia, as a complication of Alzheimer's...
Reagan's death brings praise from world leaders, ordinary folk (06/07/04)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Ronald Reagan was remembered with jelly beans, flowers and American flags on Sunday at memorials in his hometown and outside the mortuary where the former president's body lay. "Thank you for changing the world," said a handwritten note among the tokens of remembrance left in Santa Monica for the nation's 40th president, who was 93 when he died Saturday of pneumonia, as a complication of Alzheimer's...
Legacy of 40th president both a gift and a burden (06/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- Ronald Reagan told Americans that government was the problem. They haven't been quite the same since. Lionized by his party, mimicked by opponents when not mocked by them, he spoke the verities of a new age of conservatism that remains the strongest thread in American politics...
Diets grapple with God's gastronomic will (06/07/04)
SHELBY, N.C. -- The Rev. George Malkmus often preaches about how he believes the world of proper eating began -- or, in his opinion, vegan. "The Lord gave us everything we need in the Garden of Eden: fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds," the preacher-turned-diet adviser said in an interview at Hallelujah Acres, his North Carolina headquarters. "That's why we call the way we eat the 'Hallelujah Diet.' We celebrate its true creator."...
Proposal would end fixed-rate student loan consolidation (06/07/04)
For students with loans to pay off, times have never been better. And they may never be this good again. Rates on federal student loans have fallen to around 3 percent -- a 35-year low. Even better, students can lock in those rates, potentially saving thousands of dollars by ensuring their payments won't increase even if interest rates do...
State funerals bound by rules, history, judgment (06/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- Ronald Reagan will be memorialized at the first presidential state funeral in more than three decades, a ritual rich in traditions from the country's earliest days. No detail in the planning is too small. The military, for instance, has a 138-page planning document that dictates everything from seating charts to floral arrangements. Processions must move at 20 miles per hour. The footsteps of military guards are elaborately prescribed...
Statins to prevent heart attacks may combat cancer (06/07/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- In a case of medical serendipity, the cholesterol-lowering pills called statins, already widely prescribed to prevent heart attacks, also appear to have an unintended but potentially substantial benefit of warding off cancer. Statins already are among the world's most commonly used medicines. Evidence has been building for several years that people who take them to improve their cholesterol levels seem less likely than usual to get cancer...
Car bomb strikes U.S. base north of Baghdad (06/07/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A car bomb outside an American base killed nine people Sunday and injured 30 others -- including three U.S. soldiers -- and insurgents blasted Iraqi police stations in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad and in a town south of the capital. A U.S. soldier was killed in a mortar attack...
China closes political umbrella factory (06/07/04)
HONG KONG -- China has closed a factory that produced umbrellas with the words "direct elections" printed on them and detained its owner, an activist said Sunday. Shiu Yeuk-yuen said the factory had already shipped 3,000 of the umbrellas -- to be used at a march planned for July 1 to demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong -- when the facility was closed...
Israeli Cabinet OKs Gaza plan but delays removals (06/07/04)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government on Sunday approved an Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in principle, but a last-minute compromise with Cabinet hard-liners diluted the historic decision, leaving uncertain the future of 21 Israeli settlements...
Chirac honors U.S. vet for counterespionage mission on D-Day (06/07/04)
CAEN, France -- Charles Hostler has a small white scar on his forehead where a Nazi-sympathizing French grocer hit him with a meat ax 60 years ago. It was the morning after the Allies' D-Day landings in Normandy, and Hostler's dangerous, top-secret mission was underway...
Leaders honor D-Day vets (06/07/04)
ARROMANCHES, France -- Near the five beaches where waves of Allied soldiers stormed ashore 60 years ago, world leaders put aside their differences Sunday to commemorate the D-Day invasion that broke Nazi Germany's grip on continental Europe. President Bush and French President Jacques Chirac used the opportunity to reinvigorate the flagging U.S.-European bond cemented during World War II...
World briefs 6/7/04 (06/07/04)
Defiant French mayor marries gay couple BEGLES, France -- A gay couple said "oui" for the first time in France, days after the prime minister warned that the homosexual union would be legally "null and void." Stephane Chapin, dressed in a white suit and dabbing tears of joy from his eyes, and Bertrand Charpentier, in deep gray pinstripes, embraced, kissed and smiled broadly Saturday after the brief civil ceremony in the Begles town hall in southwestern France, near Bordeaux...
Hogan doesn't expect any Indians' players to be drafted (06/07/04)
Southeast Missouri State University coach Mark Hogan does not expect any of his players to be selected in major league baseball's First-Year Player Draft today and Tuesday. If Hogan is correct, it would mark the first time the Indians have not had a player drafted since 1998. College juniors and seniors, junior college players and recent high school graduates are eligible for selection in the 50-round draft...
Distance runners Burke, Woolf named to academic all-district (06/07/04)
Distance runners Jennifer Burke and Kris Woolf of Southeast Missouri State University have been selected for the 2004 Academic All-District VII women's cross country/track and field team. Burke, a senior, has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in health management while Woolf, a junior, has a 4.0 GPA in accounting. They were both members of the Southeast women's track team that won the Ohio Valley Conference indoor and outdoor championships this season...
Riverdogs split two games with the Evansville Outlaws (06/07/04)
The Cape Riverdogs amateur baseball team split two games Sunday with the Evansville (Ind.) Outlaws. Cape won the first game 9-2, but the Riverdogs left the tying run on base and suffered a 7-4 loss in the second game. Tim Davis pitched a complete game to pick up the win in the opener. He allowed two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six...
Capahas end first weekend perfect mark (06/07/04)
The Plaza Tire Capahas found hits hard to come by Sunday, but they still had little trouble finishing off a perfect opening weekend of baseball. Plaza Tire had just three hits -- and only one after the second inning -- but four pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts and a five-hitter as the Capahas blanked visiting Springfield, Ill., 4-0...
Ford & Sons splits two (06/07/04)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team split two games against Calver City, Ky., on Sunday. Ford & Sons lost 9-5 in the first game but won the nightcap 10-6. Sean Bard was 2-for-4 in each game to lead Cape Girardeau (2-5). Bard's two hits in the opener were a double and a home run, as he scored twice and drove in two runs...
Cape Fear earns berth to national billiards tourney (06/07/04)
Cape Fear posted a 3-2 victory against One Foot on the Floor in Sunday's championship match of the Cape bracket in the 16th annual American Poolplayers Association tournament. With the win to cap a three-day tournament at the A.C. Brase Arena Building, Cape Fear qualified for the national tournament this August in Las Vegas...
A painful day for the Cards (06/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Pitching in pain, Roy Oswalt stayed on top of his game. Oswalt worked six solid innings before leaving with a sore rib cage muscle, and Raul Chavez hit an RBI double that broke a sixth-inning tie to help the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep...
Pistons stun Lakers in series' first game (06/07/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Forget about the NBA Finals being a mismatch or a walkover. The Detroit Pistons, with their sometimes ugly and often unorthodox style of play, proved they're going to be anything but easy to solve. Controlling the tempo, uglifying the game and stunning a star-studded crowd, the team that tamed the Eastern Conference pulled off a stunner in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 87-75...
Els putts to Memorial victory (06/07/04)
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ernie Els made two short birdie putts to close out his victory Sunday in the Memorial, an appropriate end to a display that impressed the greatest clutch putter of them all. "What was the key putt -- 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17?" tournament host Jack Nicklaus said mockingly to Els...
Cards may draft pitching first (06/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Need would seem to dictate the St. Louis Cardinals select a position player with their first-round pick in today's draft. The team is awash in pitching prospects, including Dan Haren and Adam Wainwright at Class AAA Memphis, and record-setting Class AA right-hander Brad Thompson, who threw 48 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings earlier this year...
Martin finally returns to victory lane (06/07/04)
DOVER, Del. -- Mark Martin attributed his victory to good fortune and he wasn't about to apologize. "It was just a stroke of luck," Martin said after winning a bizarre race Sunday at Dover International Speedway. "Everything worked out in our favor, but believe me, we were due."...
Rams' woes weren't all Warner's fault (06/07/04)
Did you know that Kurt Warner wasn't on the cover of the Wheaties box that commemorated the Rams' 1999 championship season? I still have that box. Granted, he got his own cereal deal, but Warner symbolized the new era of Rams football, an era that has officially come to a close. The team that was once known as the "Greatest Show on Turf" is gone, never to return, after their ringmaster was plucked last week...
Home decor shop plans expansion (06/07/04)
When Mike and Sherry Yaeger opened their first home decor shop in Cape Girardeau amid the tumult of September 2001, many of their friends thought they were crazy. But, refusing to be deterred by skeptics, the Yaegers kept after their vision. In the years since, their Renaissance has thrived. Now, the Yaegers are preparing to unveil an expansion that will almost double the current size of their store at the corner of Main and Broadway...
Cheeky 'Avenue Q' upsets with Tony for best musical (06/07/04)
NEW YORK -- "Avenue Q," a cheeky little musical that uses puppets, four-letter words and catchy, jinglelike tunes, was the upset winner Sunday at the Tonys where history was made as Phylicia Rashad became the first black actress to win for a leading dramatic role...
Massachusetts town tries to make solar power work (06/07/04)
GARDNER, Mass. -- This old mill city built prosperity from the force of its waterways. So there was a legacy of renewable energy when the local electrical utility sought to thrust Gardner into the age of inexhaustible sun power, ahead of everyone. On a summery evening in June 1985, Massachusetts Electric Co. dispatched three managers, two engineers and an analyst to demystify photovoltaic power for about 70 mostly working-class locals gathered in a college auditorium...
Popularity of Wi-Fi breeds big holes in security (06/07/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With a laptop perched in the passenger seat of his Toyota 4Runner and a special antenna on the roof, Mike Outmesguine ventured off to sniff out wireless networks between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He got a big whiff of insecurity...
People on the move 6/7/04 (06/07/04)
Southeast Hospital elects two new board members Two Cape Girardeau businessmen have been elected to the board of trustees at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Chris Hutson and Robert W. Erlbacher III recently began their three-year terms as trustees. ...
Digital duplicates - Banks prepare for digital images of checks (06/07/04)
The federal government has dealt another blow to technophobes who still resist electronic banking. Last October, President George W. Bush signed into law the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, which will give substitute checks -- digital images of checks -- the same legal standing as the original paper check. ...
Business memo 06/07/04 (06/07/04)
Cape business wins silver safety award Genesis Transportation of Cape Girardeau was recently presented a silver award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2003 National Fleet Safety Awards Program. The award recognizes carriers that achieve a low frequency of preventable accidents per million miles of operation...
Minnie Gadberry (06/07/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Minnie Alice Gadberry, 85, of Oran died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 8, 1919, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of James and Harriet Hull Terry. She and William David Gadberry were married April 5, 1941. He died April 14, 1972...
Violet Nanney (06/07/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Violet R. Nanney, 69, of Advance died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 10, 1934, at Randles, daughter of Walter and Annie Wallis McCormick. She and Cecil Nanney were married Feb. 21, 1953, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Doris Baggett (06/07/04)
Doris D. Baggett, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 26, 1908, at Fort Smith, Ark., daughter of Millard and Blanche Rector Magruder. She and James "Jim" Baggett were married May 16, 1927, at Fort Smith. He died March 30, 1989...
Cape fire report 06/07/04 (06/07/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Saturday: At 6:08 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Frederick and Jefferson. Firefighters responded to the following items Sunday: At 7:30 a.m., emergency medical service at 1723 Lyndhurst. At 11:44 a.m., emergency medical service at 300 N. Ellis...
Out of the past 6/7/04 (06/07/04)
10 years ago: June 7, 1994 Cape Girardeau voters turn down 37-cent tax increase earmarked for building improvements at city's schools; ballot issue loses by 176 votes; school district had asked voters to waive property-tax rollback provided by Proposition C, state sales tax for education...
Residency approved by council (06/07/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that the current police chief is not a resident of Cape Girardeau but lives in Cape Girardeau County?...
I-55 traffic should be CVB's target (06/07/04)
My recent guest column suggesting that the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is wrong sure stirred things up. Chamber of commerce president John Mehner has called me twice and wrote a rebuttal column, and I've had a long (and congenial) conversation with Mayor Jay Knudtson and other interested residents...
Convenient classes (06/07/04)
High school students in rural Bollinger County are interested in college classes after graduation but don't necessarily want to leave home to get their education. Area educational institutions are responding to the request for post-secondary options in the county. Southeast Missouri State University, the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center and Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., each have expressed an interest in offering courses in Bollinger County...
Equip soldiers, bring them home (06/07/04)
To the editor: While enjoying that idyllic moment in the morning where one sips a cup of coffee and watches the news, I heard the story of a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach. CNN presented numerous facts and statistics; however, I remember only one. While panning across old newsreel footage of the landing, the veteran recalled that, out of the 188 men in his landing craft, only 16 came off the beach alive...
Westrich's work touched lives (06/07/04)
To the editor: In response to the article "Westrich remembered as 'street-smart officer'": Thank you so much for the beautiful article you wrote about my sister-in-law, Rhonda Westrich. I know I can speak for all of Rhonda's family and friends when I say how wonderful it is to read the words you have written for sharing with the community and the entire Cape Girardeau area...
Bush - Honorable and passionate (06/07/04)
To the editor: According to Alan Journet's recent letter, if I support President Bush I am ignorant, self-delusional and lack intellectual integrity. What babbling. The problem is that those lies have been flung around so long that those who hate the president believe them, and Journet is now guilty of the very thing he opines in his own letter...
Speak Out A 06/07/04 (06/07/04)
Future emergencies I WOULD like to request that the Missouri Department of Transportation leave the crossover asphalt between the Interstate 55 northbound and southbound lanes that was put there when the Diversion Channel bridge was being rebuilt. It could be used in case we have some kind of emergency where one side of the bridge might be out. I think it would be feasible...
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