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Stories from Thursday, July 22, 2004

What teachers did this summer (07/22/04)
For nine months of the year, Mindy Swanner spends her days in front of a classroom teaching the three Rs, wiping noses and chatting about the world on an elementary-student level. But during the summer, she slips on her comfy shorts and T-shirt and spends her days wiping down tanning beds, handing out lotion samples and showing customers to their booths...
Community briefs 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Cape/Jackson Twirler Danielle Robbins, right is pictured with fellow Southeast Area Twirler, Peyton Gordon at the 2004 Miss Twirling Is Fun Majorette Competition. Robbins and Gordon earned 25 top honors in various events held during the day. Robbins was awarded second place in the Miss T.I.F. ...
Military digest 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Dirden receives dolphin pin from U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate Petty Officer 3rd class Lindsey Bruce Dirden recently received a dolphin pin for successfully completing the rigorous professional requirements for qualifying in submarines. Dirden is currently assigned to the USS Key West stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He is a 2001 graduate of Cape Central High School who joined the Navy in July 2001. Dirden is the son of Joe and Linda Dirden...
Stylist raises awareness, money for leukemia, lymphoma (07/22/04)
What do hairstyles, a marathon and a girl in remission have in common? They're all that Danae Johnson can focus on as she prepares to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Johnson, a hair stylist at Studio Designs in Cape Girardeau, will run a half-marathon in San Francisco to raise money and awareness for the society in October...
Jackson resident honored by House of Representatives (07/22/04)
Southeast Missourian Often a lifetime of commitment to church and communit can go unrecognized, but Missouri Speaker of the House Katherine Hanaway, R-Warson Woods, tried to make amends for one Jackson resident. In a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives, Aleene Sander was recently presented a civic award for her contributions to New McKendree United Methodist Church and her exemplary reputation for community betterment...
Cape federal prosecutor receives national award (07/22/04)
LINDA REDEFFER * lredeffer@semissourian.com Abbie Crites-Leoni, a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's office, displays the award she won along with several agents with state, federal and local organizations for putting out of business one of the largest methamphetamine cases ever handled in the Eastern District of Missouri...
Old Town Cape seeks new director to recruit business (07/22/04)
Old Town Cape executive director Catherine Dunlap will leave the Cape Girardeau downtown redevelopment organization by year's end. Board members said Wednesday they want a new director who will help the not-for-profit organization expand its redevelopment efforts. Tom Higgins, an accountant and vice president of the Old Town Cape board of directors, said the board wants to hire a director who can recruit new businesses to the downtown...
Drivers injured in separate accidents (07/22/04)
Two Southeast Missouri drivers were injured Tuesday in separate accidents, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At 5:55 p.m., Michael Andrew, 33, of Perryville, Mo., suffered moderate injuries when his 1994 Ford failed to negotiate a 90-degree curve on Cape Girardeau County Road 530 a half mile north of Pocahontas. His car traveled off the left side of the road and hit a rock embankment...
Two share bulk of funds in 159th House District (07/22/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two candidates among the five seeking the 159th District seat in the House of Representatives together accounted for 71 percent of the money fueling that race. The financial front-runner in the three-way Republican primary is Billy Pat Wright of Dexter, who had raised three times more money than opponents Jerry Elder of Bloomfield and Don Stephens of Advance combined as of June 30. ...
Jackson man found dead in Georgia (07/22/04)
A Jackson man was found dead July 14 in Carroll County, Ga., the apparent victim of a homicide. Dylan Polen, 21, was found Wednesday near the community of Whitesburg, Ga., a town of fewer than 600 residents in Carroll County. He had been reported missing July 9...
Region briefs 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Wireless Internet service available soon in Illinois WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- West Frankfort is receiving a $50,000 technology grant as part of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Opportunity Returns plan. The grant will go toward instituting a wireless community network in Southern Illinois. ...
Father, daughter bid tearful goodbye to 'Amazing Race' (07/22/04)
Where else but on "The Amazing Race" would you see a little person get zapped by an electrically charged fence while running through the mud in Argentina? I'd bet nowhere. Dwarf Charla Faddoul and her average-sized cousin, Mirna Hindoyan, continue to blaze their way through "The Amazing Race," finishing in second place, right behind Colin Guinn and Christie Woods, on Tuesday's episode. ...
Cape teen found dead in Tennessee (07/22/04)
Ashli Ayers, 19, of Cape Girardeau was found dead Sunday in the basement of a Johnson City, Tenn., residence. The cause and exact time of death remains unknown, pending an autopsy. Matt Howell with the Johnson City Police Department said his station received a phone call around 6:20 p.m. ...
SEMO music professor Dunavan dead at 60 (07/22/04)
In addition to teaching percussion, Southeast Missouri State University music professor Dr. Daniel Dunavan taught friends about inspiration and how to treat others. Dunavan, 60, died Tuesday, and colleagues and students are left to remember the valuable lessons they learned about life from him...
Mo. Democrats divided on gay marriage issue (07/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- The issue of gay marriage divides Democratic convention delegates more narrowly in Missouri than across the nation, an Associated Press survey found. Nearly 40 percent of Missouri delegates to the Democratic National Convention favored marriage for same-sex couples, while 33 percent were opposed. ...
Panera Bread to add two dozen new sites (07/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Convinced low-carb dieters still will desire bread, retail bakery and cafe Panera Bread Co. said Wednesday it has reached development deals involving more than two dozen planned eateries in three states. Wall Street appeared to welcome the news, sending the shares to as high as $37.08 before they leveled off, closing up 41 cents at $36.18 on the Nasdaq Stock Market...
Kerry, Bush about even in new Missouri poll (07/22/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Voters in the battleground state of Missouri are torn between President Bush and Democrat John Kerry, according to a poll published Thursday that shows the candidates about even. The Massachusetts senator is ahead in the poll, 46 percent to 44 percent, but that is within the margin of error of 4 percentage points. Independent Ralph Nader was supported by just 1 percent, with 9 percent undecided...
Tipster has KC police looking for killer, victim from 1980s (07/22/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- They don't have a body, a missing person report, or even a name. But Kansas City police are investigating a possible homicide from the mid-1980s, after a man came forward with detailed information about the victim, why he was killed, who had done it and where the body was dumped...
Two inmates take jailers hostage; ends peacefully (07/22/04)
TUSCUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Two prisoners who were being booked into the Miller County jail Wednesday evening took two jailers hostage for about three hours before surrendering peacefully, Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott said. The prisoners took one male and one female jailer hostage about 8:30 p.m. as part of an escape plan, Abbott said. The jailers were carrying only mace at the time...
House panel plans probe of ex-Clinton security adviser (07/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- The main investigative committee in the Republican-led House will look into allegations Clinton administration national security adviser Sandy Berger mishandled highly classified terrorism documents, lawmakers said Wednesday. Even though the matter already is the subject of a Justice Department criminal probe, House Government Reform Committee chairman Tom Davis said the panel has "a constitutional responsibility to find out what happened and why."...
9-11 panel - Hijackers exploited failed system (07/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Sept. 11 commission's final report concludes the hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government" over a long period but does not blame President Bush or former President Clinton for the mistakes, administration officials familiar with the findings said Wednesday...
Sprint has higher earnings on strong wireless sales (07/22/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. on Wednesday reported higher second-quarter earnings driven by strong wireless sales. The Overland Park, Kan.-based company, which combined its PCS and FON tracking stocks in April, also increased its earnings guidance for the year...
Return of the milkman - Home deliver makes small comeback (07/22/04)
CONCORD, N.H. -- When he became a milkman in 2002, Ron Panneton knew the numbers weren't good. Everything indicated he was jumping into a dying industry. Home delivery once accounted for most milk sales. By 1963 it was about a third. By 2001 it represented a paltry 0.4 percent...
Poll - Candidates ride razor-thin margin (07/22/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden is in a tight race with State Auditor Claire McCaskill for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, a new poll shows. The poll, conducted for The Kansas City Star and KMBC-TV, found Holden leading McCaskill 43 percent to 41 percent, with 16 percent of those surveyed undecided. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 5.7 percentage points...
In debates, Holden was on defense, McCaskill attacked more (07/22/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden was on defense more than three times as often as Democratic gubernatorial challenger Claire McCaskill during their recent debates, a University of Missouri-Columbia professor's detailed analysis found. Holden made more positive statements about his own record than McCaskill, the state auditor, while McCaskill attacked Holden almost six times more frequently than the governor came after her, according to the analysis released Wednesday by professor Bill Benoit...
Tax cut bill hits deadlock (07/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress deadlocked over tax cut legislation on Wednesday, but a White House concession breathed new life into a separate election-year measure, a long-stalled highway bill. Several Republican congressional and administration officials said the president rejected as insufficient an offer by GOP leaders for a two-year extension of expiring tax cuts for parents, married couples and workers...
Missing pregnant jogger sought in Salt Lake City (07/22/04)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The search for a pregnant woman who apparently vanished during a morning run was expanded Wednesday from a park and canyon into nearby neighborhoods. Volunteers took fliers door-to-door in downtown Salt Lake City neighborhoods in their search for Lori Kay Hacking, who hasn't been seen since going for a run Monday morning...
Lawmakers approve bill to strip smut from movies (07/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- Fledgling technology that helps parents prevent children from watching movie scenes depicting sex, violence or foul language got a boost Wednesday from the House Judiciary Subcommittee. The panel voted 18-9 in favor of the Family Movie Act, which would assure manufacturers of DVD players and other devices using such technology that they would not be violating copyrights of the Hollywood producers of movies. ...
Survivors give testimony of cruelty in Sierra Leon conflict (07/22/04)
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Witness TF-1196 told her story: Rebels used machetes to hack all movement and life out of her husband. Then a rebel young enough to be her child raped her. She raised the rounded tips of her arms to show why she had not signed her statement, delivered before a U.N.-backed war crimes court for the diamond-rich west African nation of Sierra Leone...
Playing the odds (07/22/04)
BAQOUBA, Iraq -- An insurgency that just won't die is leaving American troops in the field wondering if they are going to be next. "Is it likely we will lose somebody else? Yes, it is," said Capt. Thomas H. Johnson Jr., who leads one of the coalition's most battle-scarred units, based in Baghdad. "But all we can do is be as ready as possible."...
U.S. vigilantes go on trial; leader claims Pentagon support (07/22/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Three Americans went on trial Wednesday on charges they tortured eight prisoners in a private jail, with the group's leader saying he had tacit support from senior Pentagon officials who once offered to put his team under contract...
Persecuted group headed to U.S. (07/22/04)
MOSCOW -- The first members of a long-persecuted minority group began leaving southern Russia for the United States on Wednesday as part of an agreement between Moscow and Washington, officials said. Eleven Meskhetian Turks departed Krasnodar, about 750 miles south of Moscow, on their way to Philadelphia, said a representative with the Geneva-based International Organization of Migration. Another 30 are to leave for the United States in coming days...
Six abducted in Iraq, threatened with beheading (07/22/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Militants took six foreign truck drivers hostage and threatened Wednesday to behead them unless their company ends its business in Iraq, and their countries -- India, Egypt and Kenya -- pull all their citizens out. The threat came as militants launched a rocket attack on a Baghdad hospital, killing two people, and set off a car bomb in the capital that killed four...
Teams jump into action at regional event (07/22/04)
Babe Ruth officials in Chaffee were making preparations Monday to host the Babe Ruth Softball Midwest Plains region tournament later this week when they received notice that the 16-and-under division had to be completed by today. So, while the tournament's opening ceremonies won't take place until Friday morning at the Frisco Park softball fields, the 16-and-under tournament might be over as you read this...
Dalhousie sweeps top honors in ladies golf (07/22/04)
Harriett Myers of Dalhousie Golf Club won the championship flight Tuesday in the Southeast Missouri Ladies Golf Tournament at Westwood Country Club in Poplar Bluff. Dalhousie won both the gross and net division titles. Kimbeland was third behind Kennett in the gross division, and Cape Girardeau Country Club was fourth. Cape Country Club was second in the net division. Kennett was third and Kimbeland fourth...
Coaching to make a difference (07/22/04)
LaTanya E. Thomas has always told the little girls on her basketball teams not to start something that you can't finish. Thomas is having trouble sticking to her word. She planned nine years ago to coach for 10 seasons, but now she doesn't seem to want it to end...
Capahas record 25th win in rout (07/22/04)
The Plaza Tire Capahas continued their recent hot play Wednesday night, as they routed the host St. Louis Printers 15-1. Plaza Tire improved to 25-7 with its seventh consecutive victory. Matt Stroup was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings...
Williams does it all for Cards (07/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Woody Williams took care of everything. Williams threw seven innings of five-hit ball in 93-degree heat, got two of the St. Louis Cardinals' three hits and scored the lone run a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night...
Delgado's war protest unpopular in New York (07/22/04)
NEW YORK -- Fervently anti-war, Carlos Delgado quietly carried out his personal protest this season, refusing to stand when "God Bless America" was played at ballparks across the majors. Most fans never saw him disappearing up the dugout tunnel or staying on the bench. And even teammates who disagreed with the Toronto slugger's political stance accepted his right to call the United States' invasion of Iraq "the stupidest war ever."...
Armstrong extends lead in mountain time trial (07/22/04)
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Mouth open, silver chain dangling out of his unzipped yellow jersey, Lance Armstrong pedaled relentlessly through a sea of frenzied fans crowding his path in the Alps. On one of cycling's most famous peaks, Armstrong shut out the cheers and taunts Wednesday to focus on finishing off his chief rival and locking up a record sixth straight Tour de France title...
Sports briefs 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Baseball The Kansas City Royals recalled right-handed pitcher Shawn Camp from Clsas AAA Omaha on Wednesday. The Boston Red Sox obtained infielder Ricky Gutierrez from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. Earlier in the day, Boston put infielder Pokey Reese on the disabled list with a strained ribcage...
Area calendar 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Football Central summer camps: Central High School will offer a team camp for athletes entering grades 9-12, Monday through July 29, with 6-8 p.m. sessions at the high school ($10 fee). Info: 334-8091. Perryville summer camps: Perryville camp for athletes entering grades 7-8 will be Wednesday and July 29 (5-6:30 p.m.).There is no cost...
Getting reacquainted with my old carb friends (07/22/04)
"Hi. My name is Michael. I am a recovering Atkins Dieter. My story is a sad one. I lied to my readers. I advised them to be moderate in their approach to weight loss and that I would do the same. And then I fell off the wagon. I became impatient. I joined the others at the meat trough and gorged righteously on fatty meats and my beloved cheese."...
Health calendar 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Today Newborn massage class from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Generations Family Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class is for infants up to six weeks old and their caregivers. For information, call 651-5825. Preparation for Childbirth class meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Healing Arts Center conference room. This is part of a four session class for parents. For information, call (877) 231-2229...
Move of Cross Trails clinic benefits low-income patients (07/22/04)
Dr. Jason Fish isn't completely moved into his new office in Cape Girardeau, but stacks of cardboard boxes haven't kept him from treating patients. And that's good news for many in his care who have come to him after a five or 10-year hiatus expecting to have all their teeth pulled...
Hitting my stride one step at a time (07/22/04)
Hitting my stride one step at a time July 22, 2004 Dear Leslie, At the beginning of my 10-week quest to become a runner, a truth was revealed: Time flies except when you're running. Lunch hours slip away before you can finish eating. Eight hours of sleep whisk by, leaving you craving another 10 minutes. But the second hand on your watch is in no hurry when you're running. Tick ... tick ... tick...
People talk 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Springsteen follower moving to North Carolina CARRBORO, N.C. -- A popular fan magazine and Web site devoted to Bruce Springsteen soon will be based in North Carolina. Chris Phillips, editor and publisher of Backstreets, which has covered Springsteen since 1980, will relocate to Carrboro from Washington. ...
Dr. Daniel Dunavan (07/22/04)
Dr. Daniel O. Dunavan, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. He was born June 26, 1944, in Great Bend, Kan., son of Ira McKendree and Mildred B. Walters Dunavan. He and Sheryl Ratzlaff were married June 2, 1968, in Goessel, Kan...
George Welsh Jr. (07/22/04)
George Welsh Jr., 69, of Goliad, Texas, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004. He was born Nov. 14, 1934, in St. Louis, son of George and Mildred Ormsby Welsh Sr. He married Judith Ann Cotner. Welsh was formerly of Missouri. He was employed by Akal Securities with the U.S. Marshals Service...
Ellen Treece (07/22/04)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Ellen J. Treece, 72, of Cobden died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin, Ill. She was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Thomas Allen and Hazel Juanita Fisher Sims. She married Paul Eugene "Mud Jack" Treece. He died March 19, 1989...
Margie Stelling (07/22/04)
Margie Stelling, 71, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Shoreham Nursing Facility. She was born Jan. 22, 1933, at Egypt Mills, Mo., daughter of Paul Dixon and Irma Kassel Reed. Stelling had lived in Cobb County, Ga., 41 years. She retired as an electronic specialist with AT&T. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Smyrna, Ga...
William Weaver (07/22/04)
William Ronald Weaver, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 5, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Henry Clay and Margie Fleming Weaver. He and Harriet Smallfield were married July 7, 1952, in Kansas City...
Ferdinand Dilallo (07/22/04)
Ferdinand Leonard "Ferdy" Dilallo, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 6, 1915, in St. Louis, son of Leo Leonard and Josephine Pellegrino Dilallo. He and LaVerne Kieffer were married May 13, 1938, in St. Louis. She died Nov. 7, 2001...
Larry Modglin (07/22/04)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Larry R. Modglin, 57, of Mounds died Monday, July 19, 2004, at his home. He was born June 24, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., son of Raymond and Agnes Berry Modglin. Formerly of Tamms, Ill., he was a former village marshal at Tamms, and former member of Cairo Police Department. He retired after 27 years as control room operator with Tamms Department of Corrections...
Preston Adams (07/22/04)
Preston L. Adams, 83, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Camren (07/22/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Betty Bell Camren, 71, of Advance died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Elder Care in Marble Hill, Mo. She was born Aug. 18, 1932, at Sturdivant, Mo., daughter of Bill and Elva Townsend Cagle. She and Harold Camren were married Jan. 13, 1953, in Advance...
Jean Schaefer (07/22/04)
Jean Schaefer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Cato (07/22/04)
MCGEE, Mo. -- Edna Cato, 94, of McGee died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 4, 1909, at McGee, daughter of John and Louisa Payne Stephens. She and Charlie Cato were married Feb. 12, 1930, at McGee. He died Feb. 26, 1993...
Adolph Hahn (07/22/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Adolph A. Hahn, 75, of Chaffee died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 28, 1928, at Delta, son of Cletus Phillip and Francis Rose Griffin Hahn. He and Rella Minnie Tucker were married Feb. 4, 1950...
Births 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Massa Daughter to David Lynn Massa Jr. and Misty Lee Brannon of Marble Hill, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 6:42 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004. Name, Riley Nichole. Weight, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Brannon is the daughter of Charlie and Bev Brannon of Marble Hill. She is employed in accounting. Massa is the son of David and Terry Massa of Marble Hill. He is employed in woodworking...
Cape fire report 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 6:35 p.m., an extrication at County Road 553, No. 3209. At 7:06 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1927 N. Kingshighway, Apt. 5.Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday:...
Cape police report 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Rachel Tory Silvers, 21, 241 N. Park St., Apt. B, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Shauna Rea Solis, 23, 848 Gerald St., Jackson, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 7/22/04 (07/22/04)
10 years ago: July 22, 1994 More development is underway in Cape Girardeau's thriving west end; new McDonald's restaurant and service station and convenience store is under construction at intersection of Sievers Drive and Route K; work also is underway to develop site of former Howard Johnson Motor Lodge, near Interstate 55 and Route K intersection...
Justice for married couples (07/22/04)
By Mike Hoey The so-called gay-marriage ban that Missouri voters will consider Aug. 3 makes no reference to same-sex unions but simply affirms that marriage is between a man and a woman. Opponents characterize the amendment as discriminatory against gays, but few consider that redefining marriage would unjustly harm married couples or those considering marriage...
Political gambling (07/22/04)
The Wall Street Journal Pennsylvania passed legislation this month authorizing 61,000 new slot machines, and thus extending the list of states trying to gamble their way to fiscal health. Odds are, it won't work. Politicians are tempted to see gambling revenues as a cure-all because it allows them to grow government without raising taxes directly. ...
Discounting drugs (07/22/04)
Senior citizens have not flocked to the federal government's new Medicare-approved drug discount cards. Only 3.6 million of the 41 million eligible Americans have signed up for the program. Of those who got cards, 2.4 million were enrolled automatically by their health insurance programs...
Speak Out 07/22/04 (07/22/04)
Fabulous performance MY HAT goes off to the River City Players -- again. What a fabulous performance by such talented professionals and intricate direction by Dr. Whitlow in "The Star Spangled Girl." We are lucky to have the community theater in our town. It should be supported and appreciated only in a positive way. Thank you to the volunteers who make the productions work...
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