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Stories from Saturday, September 11, 2004

Three-vehicle wreck blankets road with corn (09/11/04)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- A three-vehicle accident before noon Friday injured motorists and scattered a 4-inch-deep layer of corn at the junction of Illinois highways 146 and 3. The accident slowed traffic for over three hours and left three injured motorists and three damaged vehicles. The Illinois State Police said traffic was rerouted along an outer road for about three hours while Highway 3 was closed and cleared of spilled corn...
Security impact of 9-11 gives area resources (09/11/04)
The images of dust-covered firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel haunted the country three years ago today. But while the smoke long ago disappeared from ground zero, the consequences from the collapsing twin towers continue to spread throughout the nation in the form of the Homeland Security Act...
Region digest 09/11/04 (09/11/04)
Mall store giving money to ease Russian tragedy Hailing from Ukraine, Cape Girardeau's Nataliya Agashchuk said the recent tragedy in Beslan, Russia, affected her not only as a fellow Eastern European, but as a mother. "Children have no nationality," she said. ...
Former Bollinger County resident holed up in Grenada university (09/11/04)
Ivan the Terrible devastated the Caribbean island of Grenada, so a former Bollinger County man is on his way to bring supplies in and his daughter back home. Jill Jackson, a graduate of Woodland High School, is currently holed up at St. Georges University in Grenada, where she is a veterinary student, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan...
Bridge debris shuts down river (09/11/04)
The Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau remained closed to barge and boat traffic Friday as a contractor struggled to remove the steel wreckage of the old bridge. U.S. Coast Guard officials said the work was taking longer than expected. The navigation channel, which runs near the Missouri shore, had been scheduled to be closed to river traffic for 24 hours after Thursday morning's demolition. ...
Educators revise coursework to answer questions about attacks (09/11/04)
It has been 1,095 days. Much of the fear that enveloped America immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has dissipated, but students in local high schools are still asking how and why. Accounts of the event have not yet made their way into local textbooks. Instead, teachers rely on the Internet, magazines and newspapers to teach students about the tragedy and the complicated political and religious issues surrounding it...
Playing fair (09/11/04)
Although the 149th SEMO District Fair starts today, Arena Park has been bustling with activity for the last week while volunteers and workers made sure tents were pitched, fencing was in place and the rides and concession stands were ready for business...
Ideological divide - Religion drives polarized Congress (09/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress have become increasingly polarized over such issues as stem-cell research, same-sex marriage and abortion, much like their constituents. But the division among policy-makers is more pronounced and influenced by religious ideology, according to a study of congressional voting patterns over the last quarter-century...
Religion briefs 9/11/04 (09/11/04)
First Baptist Church pastor resigns The Rev. Jay White has resigned as pastor of First Baptist Church. Dr. Bruce Gentry will be the guest speaker during services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Lynwood plans Biblical worldview conference Lynwood Baptist Church is holding a Biblical Worldview Conference Sunday. ...
Blunt, McCaskill disagree on meth, concealed guns at forum (09/11/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Gubernatorial candidates Matt Blunt and Claire McCaskill disagreed during a forum Friday on strengthening laws for methamphetamine crimes and publicizing the names of concealed gun permit holders. Each relied heavily on their state office experience -- she as Democratic state auditor, and he as Republican secretary of state -- and proclaimed they would better represent the views of Missourians if elected Nov. 2. The forum was sponsored by the Missouri Press Association...
Clinton released from hospital (09/11/04)
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Former President Bill Clinton left the hospital and returned home Friday, four days after undergoing heart bypass surgery, his office said. Clinton arrived early Friday evening at his home in the New York suburb of Chappaqua, according to his spokesman, Jim Kennedy...
Residents, tourists stream out of Fla. Keys (09/11/04)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- In an all-too-familiar drill, Floridians got out of town or boarded up their windows and stocked up on canned food Friday as Hurricane Ivan threatened the state with its third thrashing in a month. Business owners in the Florida Keys faced another bad weekend as tourists and residents fleeing the storm crowded the lone highway that leads to the mainland...
Names to be read aloud, bells to toll, lights to shine on 9-11 (09/11/04)
NEW YORK -- Last year, children's voices echoed across ground zero. This year, it is the bereaved parents and grandparents of World Trade Center victims who will read aloud the names of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Three years to the minute that terrorists flew the first plane into the twin towers, a moment of silence will be held at 8:46 a.m. ...
Proposals to tighten Russia's security echo U.S. alert system (09/11/04)
MOSCOW -- A color-coded alert system, tighter controls on foreigners and restoring the death penalty are among the proposals to strengthen Russian security after a series of terror attacks, culminating in a deadly siege of a school, dubbed "Russia's Sept. 11."...
American troops lay siege to insurgent-held northeastern Iraqi (09/11/04)
The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. troops handed over medical supplies to Iraqi relief workers Friday amid a siege of a northeastern ethnic Turkish city where Iraqi and American forces are trying to root out hundreds of militants...
Samarra may prove key to handling of Iraqi 'no-go' zone (09/11/04)
SAMARRA, Iraq -- For two months, this historic city of commerce and culture was a "no-go" zone for American troops, firmly in the grip of religious extremists, some linked to al-Qaida. During that time, residents say they endured a reign of terror, where gunmen snatched men from their homes and killed at least 10 of them as American spies...
Accused Army deserter surrenders at U.S. military base in Japan (09/11/04)
CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Accused U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins surrendered at a U.S. military base near Tokyo today to face charges that he left his army unit in 1965 and defected to North Korea. Jenkins, 64, turned himself in at the U.S. Army's Camp Zama accompanied by his Japanese wife and two daughters. He saluted and stood at attention before entering the provost martial's office to be put back on active duty as a sergeant...
Bulldogs' needle hits 'E' in 3-0 loss to state champion Whitfie (09/11/04)
Playing its second game in two nights, the Notre Dame soccer team ran out of gas Friday night in a 3-0 loss to defending Class 1 state champion Whitfield. "It's probably not a good scheduling idea to play on the road Thursday night and then play a defending state champion Friday night," Notre Dame coach Brad Wittenborn said. ...
Warriors put 42-7 hurt on Tigers (09/11/04)
St. Charles West pounded out over 300 yards rushing. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian After watching his team get dominated for the second week in a row, a 42-7 drubbing Friday night at Houck Stadium by St. Charles West, Central football coach Lawrence Brookins pointed to two areas of concern...
Scott City rallies for victory to remain perfect (09/11/04)
Scott City's football team used a late touchdown to slip past host Portageville 14-7 Friday night. The Rams (2-0 overall and in the SEMO Conference Southern Division) trailed 7-6 with less than two minutes remaining. But after a short Portageville punt, the Rams took over only about 35 yards from the end zone. Less than 30 seconds later, they went ahead on a trick play...
ND, Advance, St. Vincent unbeaten so far in tourney (09/11/04)
Notre Dame was among the teams to go undefeated in pool play Friday at the 17th annual B.A. Sports Volleyball Tournament in Cape Girardeau. The Bulldogs (9-1-1) rolled past New Madrid County Central 25-9, 25-15 and Marquand 25-11, 25-4. Allison Toole had six kills against NMCC, Allison Essner served 11 points and Amber Karnes recorded 11 assists...
Otahkians fall to S. Florida, drop to 0-6 (09/11/04)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team remained winless Friday as South Florida prevailed 30-23, 30-27, 30-26 in the Western Kentucky Tournament. Jessica Koeper led the Otahkians (0-6) with nine kills while Lauren Scannell had 18 digs. Setter Jamie Baumstark recorded 21 assists and Jessica Wilfong was credited with eight blocks...
Indians go Bowling for dollars (09/11/04)
Southeast will have big payday today in exchange for facing powerful Bowling Green. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Perhaps the only question mark for Bowling Green entering this season was at quarterback after All-American Josh Harris completed his eligibility following the Falcons' sensational 2003 campaign...
Field readies for annual Trail of Tears Triathlon (09/11/04)
One of the attractions of the Trail of Tears Triathlon, according to race director Jared Tanz, is the atmosphere. "It's really scenic going through the park," said Tanz. As if anyone is really paying attention during a 15-mile bike ride and four-mile run following a half-mile swim...
Russians eliminate Americans in semis (09/11/04)
Russian women will decide the title after Dementieva and Kuznetsova eliminated Capriati and Davenport. By Ben Walker ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Elena Dementieva kept floating her funny serves, slow and spinning Frisbees more suited for table tennis than the hard courts at Flushing Meadows. And at the end, that was barely enough...
Weir puts his fellow Canadians in frenzy (09/11/04)
The Canadian Open got the perfect gift for its 100th anniversary -- Mike Weir in the lead with a flawless round of 5-under 66, and a showdown with the No. 1 player in golf looming on the weekend. Weir made Glen Abbey sound like Sunday at Augusta National, sending the gallery into a frenzy with a 3-iron into 3 feet for eagle to take the lead and sticking a 5-iron close for birdie on his final hole to finish one shot ahead of Vijay Singh among those who finished 36 holes Friday...
Finland scores late goal to eliminate U.S. 2-1 (09/11/04)
By Dave Campbell ~ The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Saku Koivu's unchallenged goal with 3:54 left Friday night lifted Finland to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals...
Miami rallies to force OT, defeats Florida St. (09/11/04)
MIAMI -- New season, new conference, same result. Frank Gore's 18-yard touchdown run in overtime gave No. 5 Miami a 16-10 victory over No. 4 Florida State on Friday night. The Hurricanes, playing their first game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, extended their winning streak over the Seminoles to six games...
Area digest Sept11 (09/11/04)
Southeast gymnastics honored for academics Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics squad has been honored by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches as an Academic All-American Team, and five Otahkians were named Academic All-Americans for the 2004 season...
Sports briefs 9/11/04 (09/11/04)
Baseball The Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins will play games Monday and Tuesday at the Chicago White Sox's stadium after the Marlins were forced to adjust their schedule for the second time this month because of a hurricane. The teams were to have started a five-game series at Pro Player Stadium on Monday, but the Marlins can't afford another rainout after they had three games against the Cubs washed out by Hurricane Frances last weekend...
Correction Sept11 (09/11/04)
Correction
  • Roosevelt, Jackson's opponent today in high school football, defeated Career Academy 46-0 last week. Friday's edition of the Southeat Missourian had the result reversed. We regret the error.
  • Software engineer's 'Jeopardy' run astounds show's creator (09/11/04)
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Wherever he goes these days, Merv Griffin gets asked the same question: What is Ken Jennings really like? Griffin, who created "Jeopardy" in 1963 and wrote its brief, unforgettable theme song, has not met the mild-mannered software engineer from Salt Lake City who has become a celebrity as the game show's richest champion. But he'd like to...
    Jennifer Counts (09/11/04)
    Jennifer Marie Counts, 19, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Napoleon, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born April 22, 1985, in St. Charles, Mo., daughter of Charles David and Karen Alice Humphrey Counts. Jennifer had worked the past 18 months at Alex Products Inc. in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio...
    Robert Green Jr. (09/11/04)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert Earl Green Jr., 84, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at John J. Pershing Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Malden, Mo., son of Robert Earl and Grace Blades Green Sr. He and Jane Painter were married March 12, 1947...
    Larry Pool (09/11/04)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Larry C. Pool, 68, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Sikeston, son of William Clyde and Lela May Noyes Pool. Pool served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict...
    Rachel Woods (09/11/04)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Rachel J. Woods, 83, of Morley died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Rector, Ark., daughter of Charley Allen and Mary Mae Hause Woods. Woods worked at International Hat Co. in Oran, Mo., and also farmed. She formerly attended Morley Baptist Church...
    Denver Graham (09/11/04)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Denver E. Graham, 86, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1917, in Watts, Ark., son of J.J. and Danner Copeland Graham. He and Opal Geeham were married Dec. 10, 1966, at Morley, Mo. She died Feb. 16, 1990...
    Warren Rodgers (09/11/04)
    Warren D. Rodgers, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1949, in Belzoni, Miss., son of Adlean Rodgers and Sylvester O'Neal. Rodgers moved to Cape Girardeau in the 1970s. Survivors include two sons, Warren Rodgers Jr. ...
    Pauline Simpson (09/11/04)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Pauline N. Simpson, 76, of Kennett died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Atkins, Ark., daughter of Odis and Bertha Chesney Greer. She and Buford Simpson were married Sept. 1, 1956, in Piggott, Ark...
    Audrella Kirby (09/11/04)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Audrella Kirby, 67, of East Prairie died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born June 24, 1937, at Dorena, Mo., daughter of Eddie Watson and Inar Davis Busby. She and Charles William Huff were married March 13, 1954. He died June 28, 1985. She later married John "Bo" Kirby Aug. 4, 1990...
    Fred Petitt (09/11/04)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Fred H. Petitt, 73, of Olive Branch died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Mildred Runnels (09/11/04)
    Mildred Runnels, 85, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Births 9/11/04 (09/11/04)
    McDowell Daughter to Vaughn and Janel McDowell of Troy, Mo., St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, 7:25 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004. Name, Rylee Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. McDowell is the former Janel Witte, daughter of Harry and Nora Witte of Troy. She is recruiting supervisor at Witte Brothers Trucking in Troy. McDowell is the son of Harold and Vicky McDowell of Jackson. He is fleet manager at Witte Brothers Trucking...
    Fire report 09/11/04 (09/11/04)
    Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 4:47 p.m., emergency medical service at 2818 Whitener St. At 5:38 p.m., illegal burn at 1021 Big Bend Road. At 5:53 p.m., illegal burn at 211 Mason St. At 6:55 p.m., vehicle accident at William and Sprigg streets...
    Police report 09/11/04 (09/11/04)
    Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Martez Shante Bell, 19, 1204 William St., was arrested on a city warrant for contempt of court for a fireworks violation...
    Out of the past 9/11/04 (09/11/04)
    10 years ago: Sept. 11, 1994 Dedication service and open house are held in afternoon at First Baptist Church in Jackson, in celebration of completion of church's new education building; Day is also observed as homecoming during morning worship services...
    Elegy for Sept. 11 (09/11/04)
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt immediately recognized Dec. 7, 1941, as "a date which will live in infamy." The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was as sudden and shocking then as the sight of hijacked passenger planes rocketing into New York's World Trade Center's twin towers was to Americans three years ago today...
    Fair time (09/11/04)
    The 149th SEMO District Fair opens today, beginning eight days of grandstand entertainment, carnival rides, contest judging, midway games, funnel cakes and much more. Boys and girls -- of all ages -- in the region have been waiting for this week to begin...
    Saying no to overtime reform (09/11/04)
    To the editor: In response to the Associated Press story "House votes to overturn new OT rules": Hurrah for the House Democrats and 22 Republicans who broke ranks with the executive branch and voted to block the overtime reform. Had Congress told our dismal failure of a president no two years ago, there would be less instability in the Middle East and thousands of unselfish patriots would now be sound and among the living...
    Bush fiddles while planet burns (09/11/04)
    To the editor: As a candidate, George Bush acknowledged that climate change was happening and that controls should be imposed on the release of carbon dioxide release. As president, he immediately reneged on this promise and withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol, the only international treaty likely to have any meaningful impact...
    Donations sought for orphanage (09/11/04)
    To the editor: A little over a month ago, the Southeast Missourian covered a story on an orphanage in Kyrgyzstan where Jackson's DARE officer, Darrell Sievers, is serving in the war on terrorism. After reading this poignantly written article describing the plight of these children, the role our officers play in improving the lives of local residents and Sievers' request for help in replacing the orphanage roof, I was inspired to help in any way I could...
    Church is still out some money (09/11/04)
    To the editor: In response to "Burglar steals cash, checks from Scott City church": Thank you for a story well written. The actual amount stolen was about $8,700, and there's still $2,600 cash lost minus a couple of hundred dollars of donations that have come in. This was very excellent writing. Thank you...
    Speak Out 09/10/04 (09/11/04)
    Income is fixed THIS IS to the person who made the comment about people on fixed incomes. How dare you try to dis these people. Some people have to be on a fixed income. It is the way our government is fixed up. Many of these people saved money and worked hard to support their country too, but they end up on a fixed income. You must think you are better than people on fixed incomes...
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