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Miss SEMO Fair winners (09/13/04)
AGE 17 TO 22 Susan Zimmer, Cape Girardeau, first place; Devon Lea, Senath, Mo., second; Margaret Bourgeacq, Bell City, Mo., third. AGE 14 TO 16 Danielle McKeirman, Overland, Mo., first; Katie Boyer, Cape Girardeau, second; Corrie Gerecke, Cape Girardeau, third...
Horse show results (09/13/04)
Following are the first, second and third places in the horse show at the SEMO District Fair. YEARLING GAITED HALTER 1. I'm a Sharper Image, owners Eric and Angela Runnels of Cape Girardeau. 2. Sundrop's Scarlett Label, owner Eddie Yamnitz of Patton, Mo...
Community briefs 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
DNR to discuss East Prairie parks An informational meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Prairie Community Building to discuss issues related to Big Oak Tree State Park and Towosahgy State Historic Site. The meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to ensure the public's input on services and facilities in state parks and historic sites. The East Prairie Community Building is at 1529 N. Lincoln St., East Prairie, Mo...
Community cuisine 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
Meal planned for Sunday at Oran KC Hall Chicken and dumplings, beef and gravy, fried chicken and all the trimmings will be served from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oran Knights of Columbus Hall, Highway 77, Oran. Children 5 and under eat free. The meal is sponsored by the Guardian Angel Home and School Association...
Community Q&A 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
Name: Julie Glaus Lives in: Delta Family: Husband, Mike; dogs, Rosie and Monster; cats, Mammy, Speckles, Spot, Tuff and Lucky. Job: Line tech at Procter & Gamble. What do you like most about the area? That we're considered a small town, but we're close enough to a big city...
Tuesday marks 75th anniversary of March King visit (09/13/04)
Cmdr. John Philip Sousa was given the key to the city of Cape Girardeau upon his arrival here on Sept. 14, 1929. Mayor James A. Barks, standing on the running board of the car, presented the key. Southeast Missourian In a bustle, the March King brought his 85-piece band to Cape Girardeau...
Tractor pull winners (09/13/04)
HEAVY SUPER STOCK David Marino of Macon, Mo., first place; Brent Long of Aldrich, Mo., second; Chuck Lea of Macon, Mo., third. LIGHT SUPER STOCK Brent Long of Aldrich, first; Druell Neese of Oblong, Ill., second; Brian Plolz of Sigel, Ill., third...
Grand gaits - Riders give their best at Fair's horse show (09/13/04)
Some trotted. Others cantered. Many clopped. Riders and their horses strove for their most impressive gaits Sunday at the SEMO District Fair Horse Show. Wearing a stern expression like a seasoned pro, 6-year-old Kaitlin McWhorter eased Ace, a 15-year-old quarterhorse, through each gait as they competed in the walk-trot class for children 11 and under. Aside from posing for her camera-wielding mother, she hardly cracked a smile through the judging and announcements of winners...
Petition on pet limit could place measure before Cape voters (09/13/04)
The Cape Girardeau City Council would be forced to repeal the city's new limits on pets or put the issue before voters if a current referendum petition drive is successful. City officials believe it may be the first such referendum petition since the city charter was adopted in 1981...
Agenda light for fall veto session (09/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In less than 24 hours last year, the Missouri Legislature overrode three gubernatorial vetoes of high-profile bills relating to guns and abortion, matching the number of successful overrides lawmakers achieved during the previous 148 years...
September a month to plan responses to disaster (09/13/04)
Are you ready? When a tornado crashes through an area, it's too late to think about anything more than finding a safe place to wait it out. If terrorists attack, it's too late to think about where your family members are and whether they are safe...
Banking study offers lesson in election year politics (09/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Money, politics and policy tend to intertwine in an election year. A study released last week on the otherwise obscure topic of state investment practices highlights that point. The Missouri Bankers Association released a report by a noted University of Missouri-Columbia economics professor examining the benefits of investing state money in Missouri banks versus in out-of-state financial options...
State budget director takes Pa. post (09/13/04)
ST. LOUIS -- State budget director Linda Luebbering will be leaving her post next month to take a new position in Pennsylvania. On Oct. 12, Luebbering will become the fiscal management director for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. In Missouri, she managed the state's finances for Gov. Bob Holden during the worst financial crunch in decades...
Missouri's scholarship program expands (09/13/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A state scholarship program designed to help students attend community college has widened to include some four-year schools. The A-Plus program was launched in 1993 as part of the state's Outstanding Schools Act. It offers tuition assistance to students from qualified high schools holding at least a 2.5 grade point average, an attendance rate of at least 95 percent and participating in tutorial programs with other students...
Exonerated Fla. man gets no help after his release (09/13/04)
PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. -- A man who was freed after serving 22 years for a rape he didn't commit walked out of jail with a few possessions in a plastic bag, and nothing else. Wilton A. Dedge, 42, didn't get the $100 that Florida gives even its most vicious ex-cons when he was released last month. He didn't get the counseling or job referrals or temporary housing the state offers paroled murderers and rapists...
Lack of training voids benefit of portable defibrillators (09/13/04)
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- When rising prep football star Ryan Boslet suddenly went into cardiac arrest during a workout in his school gym, a portable defibrillator was only the length of a basketball court away in the athletic director's office. But it was never used...
Firm aims for easy transfer of data to cell telephones (09/13/04)
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Have you ever gone online to get driving directions, only to leave the printout behind? Have you made movie plans, but forgot to jot down the show times? Or do you simply need an easy way to feed phone numbers to your cell phone?...
Nation briefs 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
Crime holds steady at 30-year low WASHINGTON -- The nation's crime rate last year held steady at the lowest levels since the government began surveying crime victims in 1973, the Justice Department reported Sunday. The study was the latest contribution to a decade-long trend in which violent crime as measured by victim surveys has fallen by 55 percent and property crime by 49 percent. That has included a 14 percent drop in violent crime from 2000-2001 to 2002-2003...
Hurricane Ivan slams Grand Cayman with ferocious winds (09/13/04)
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Hurricane Ivan battered the Cayman Islands with ferocious 150-mph winds Sunday, flooding homes, ripping off roofs and toppling trees three stories tall as its powerful eye thundered past just offshore. Ivan has killed at least 60 people across the Caribbean and was expected to strike western Cuba, where residents have dubbed the storm "Ivan the Terrible," today. More than 1 million Cubans were evacuated from their homes...
World briefs 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
Russia, U.S. eye-to-eye on fight against terror MOSCOW -- Russia reserves the right to carry out pre-emptive strikes on militant bases abroad in the wake of the school hostage seizure, Russia's defense minister said Sunday, adding that Moscow and the United States see eye to eye on fighting terrorism. ...
Iran refuses to halt nuclear program (09/13/04)
BERLIN -- Iran's refusal to give up uranium enrichment -- and banish suspicions it seeks nuclear arms -- set the stage Sunday for confrontation before a U.N. atomic watchdog agency, with the United States lobbying to have Iran taken before the Security Council for possible sanctions...
Militants hit Baghdad with mortars (09/13/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents hammered central Baghdad on Sunday with one of their most intense mortar and rocket barrages ever in the heart of the capital, heralding a day of violence that killed nearly 60 people nationwide as security appeared to spiral out of control...
French Muslims must choose sides on head scarf ban (09/13/04)
DUGNY, France -- When 12-year-old Faten Ben Debaieb returned to school after summer vacation, she faced a painful choice: take off her head scarf or be expelled. For France's Muslim community, a similar dilemma loomed 2,500 miles away in Iraq. There, kidnappers were threatening to kill their two French hostages unless France lifted the scarf ban. ...
Mushroom cloud in North Korea not from nuclear blast (09/13/04)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A huge mushroom cloud that reportedly billowed up from North Korea was not caused by a nuclear explosion, South Korean and U.S. officials said Sunday, but they said the cause was a mystery. Secretary of State Colin Powell confirmed that unusual activity had recently been detected at some of North Korea's atomic sites, but said there was no concrete evidence the North's secretive communist regime was preparing for its first nuclear test explosion...
Jackson runners get jostled at McCluer Inv. (09/13/04)
Saturday was the initial step to state for many Southeast Missouri cross country squads that ran together as teams for the first time. The previous weekend, many teams ran in the races divided by class at the Jackon Invitational. On Saturday, Jackson's teams went for the crowd, running with 37 other teams at the McCluer Invitational in north St. Louis County...
Indians' passing attack takes shape in loss to Bowling Green (09/13/04)
Newcomer Brian Matthews made his presence felt with six catches for 115 yards. By Marty Mishow Southeast Missourian BOWLING GREEN, Ohio. -- Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings expects Brian Matthews to be one of the Indians' top receivers this year...
Indians open fall play by hosting tournament (09/13/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's golf program begins what may or may not begin its final fall season today by hosting a tournament. The annual Harris Fall Classic, a 54-hole event featuring 11 schools and 12 teams, will conclude Tuesday at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. There will be 36 holes today and 18 holes Tuesday, with play beginning at 8 a.m. both days...
Otahkians' offense goes silent in 1-0 soccer loss (09/13/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team lost a 1-0 overtime decision to Northwestern on Sunday in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern's Carolyn Hack netted the game's only goal when she scored at the 95:16 mark on a scramble in front of the Southeast goal following a corner kick. The unassisted goal improved Northwestern's record to 4-2. Southeast, which mustered just two shots by Margie Schaeffler in the game -- one in the first half and one in the second -- fell to 3-2...
Sunday's NFL results (09/13/04)
Lions 20, Bears 16 Detroit ended its NFL-record 24-game streak of futility away from home Sunday, rallying to beat the mistake-prone Chicago Bears in Lovie Smith's debut as head coach. Bracy Walker, who earlier returned a blocked field goal 92 yards for a third-quarter TD, intercepted a third-down pass in the end zone by Rex Grossman with 18 seconds to go, preserving the win...
Cards avoid sweep by Dodgers (09/13/04)
Larry Walker belted two home runs for St. Louis in a 7-6 victory over Los Angeles. The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Larry Walker is doing more than just going along for the ride. In fact, he might be the player who puts the St. Louis Cardinals over the top...
Federer cruises to third major this year (09/13/04)
The Swiss star blanked Lleyton Hewitt twice in his three-set sweep. By Howard Fendrich ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Roger Federer is at his best against the best, when it counts the most, and he was pretty much perfect in the U.S. Open final...
Singh miffs Canada with win over Weir (09/13/04)
OAKVILLE, Ontario -- Vijay Singh won another dramatic duel and earned another No. 1 ranking -- Public Enemy No. 1 in Canada -- for beating Mike Weir in a playoff at the Canadian Open and denying the fans a celebration they had been wanting for 50 years...
Rams, Faulk rumble to 'W' (09/13/04)
Marshall Faulk collected 128 yards rushing in a 17-10 victory over Arizona. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Marshall Faulk and Emmitt Smith quieted any talk about last hurrahs. Faulk rushed for 128 yards on 22 carries to lead the St. ...
Sports corrections 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
The J.C. Chip-A-Ways guest day will be Tuesday. A brief in Saturday's edition incorrectly reported it was last week. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. The Southeast Missourian was given incorrect information regarding Perryville's football score against Fort Zumwalt North, which was published in Saturday's edition. The correct score was 29-27. We regret the error...
Wymans to buy Hechts' properties (09/13/04)
Although the word has been on the street for some time, last Thursday John and Jerry Wyman put substance to the speculation. The Wymans announced that they have indeed purchased a number of downtown Cape Girardeau properties from Marty and Tootie Hecht, including the flagship store at 107 N. Main St...
'Resident Evil - Apocalypse' shuffles into top spot (09/13/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The undead came alive once more over the weekend as "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" debuted at No. 1 at the box office, bringing in $23.7 million. The sequel to 2002's "Resident Evil," based on a video game series about shooting apart shuffling, bio-poisoned zombie attackers, follows hits like last year's remake of "Dawn of the Dead" and the zombie art-house thriller "28 Days Later," which reinvigorated the genre...
2004 Corporate Games start next week (09/13/04)
Factory workers playing dodgeball against insurance agents. A restaurant wait staff pitted against furniture store sales people in a friendly game of inner-tube water polo. As far-fetched as they may sound, those visions will be fleshed out in heated reality when local businesses face off in the 2004 Corporate Games...
Banking on innovations (09/13/04)
WASHINGTON -- Her dog grooming customers were ecstatic, but Angie Porter's hand was killing her. She was using the blade from her clippers to pull away loose hair and undercoat, but the makeshift tool was awkward and uncomfortable to use. Her husband fashioned a new device with a handle from a hairbrush, and the Furminator was born. ...
People on the move 09/13/04 (09/13/04)
Tamms prison picks employee of the month Correctional officer Bradley Hoehner has been selected as the August 2004 Employee of the Month at Tamms Correctional Center. He was selected based on his commitment, leadership, teamwork and positive attitude...
Business memo 09/13/04 (09/13/04)
SBDC to hold business counseling sessions The Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University will conduct free counseling sessions for area small businesses in Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo. Counselor Gil Degenhardt will be available for one-hour sessions at:...
Betty Ann Neely (09/13/04)
Elizabeth Slaughter Neely, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Cape Girardeau. Betty Ann was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Kennett, Mo., daughter of Rudie and Margaret Blankenship Slaughter. She graduated from Senath, Mo., schools and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia...
Pauline Crader (09/13/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Pauline L. Crader, 82, of Imperial, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Fountainbleau Nursing Center at Festus, Mo. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, at Cadet, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Mattie Huskey West. She and Guy Tillman Crader were married in September 1948. He died Aug. 14, 1993...
James Crawford (09/13/04)
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- James P. "Jess" Crawford, 80, of Mayfield died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at the home of his son at Dexter, Mo. Crawford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mayfield and a member of Mayfield Masonic Lodge 369. He was former building and housing director for the city of Mayfield and former Mayfield city councilman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a former Mayfield High School football coach from 1952 to 1956...
Daisy White (09/13/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Daisy G. White, 93, of Anna died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at City Care Center in Anna. She was born Oct. 1, 1910, un Union County, Ill., daughter of John and Minnie Elkins Pitts. She and Alva M. White were married Nov. 25, 1927, in Monroe, Mich. He died July 24, 1995...
Lawrence Kimball (09/13/04)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Lawrence Kimball, 77, of Olive Branch died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Saint Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Deana Schott (09/13/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Deana Schott, 35, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Erma Harmon (09/13/04)
Erma E. Harmon, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 3, 1913, at Oriole, Mo., daughter of Charles G. and Amanda D. Schlimme Kassel. She and Amos J. Harmon were married Oct. 23, 1948, at Piggott, Ark. He died March 27, 2001...
Cape fire report 09/13/04 (09/13/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item Saturday: At 10:40 p.m., emergency medical service at North West End Boulevard and Normal Avenue. Firefighters responded to the following items Sunday: At 12:12 p.m., a fake call in the 600 block of Jefferson St...
Cape police report 09/13/04 (09/13/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Tony L. Craft, 26, 1604 Deerwood Drive, Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Nathan F. Huck, 26, of 7337 U.S. 61, Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He also was issued a summons for leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 9/13/04 (09/13/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 13, 1994 Activities continue at SEMO District Fair; highlighting day's events at Arena Park is Big Bull Chute-Out by Wild Horse Rodeo Productions; Bob Rosenquist band performs in afternoon at R&R tent. Leadership will change at Jackson Public Schools next year as superintendent Wayne Maupin and business manager Howard Alexander plan to announce their retirements...
State panel decides on athletes (09/13/04)
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 public high school athletes can gain an extra year of eligibility through the process of what's called red-shirting?...
Bush's comment (09/13/04)
The (Findlay, Ohio) Courier President Bush created quite a stir when he said Monday on NBC's "Today" show, "I don't think you can win it" -- meaning the war on terrorism. His political rivals immediately pounced. Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said, "After months of listening to the Republicans base their campaign on their singular ability to win the war on terror, the president now says we can't win the war on terrorism. ...
Paying the price in Iraq (09/13/04)
Los Angeles Times Six U.S. soldiers were killed, two Italian aid workers were kidnapped and warplanes bombed a Sunni enclave in Fallouja, a city mostly off-limits to coalition troops. It was just another day in the war Tuesday, except for the numbers. By this morning, Iraq time, the Associated Press count of casualties stated that 1,000 U.S. troops had been killed in Iraq. .....
Clinton's health (09/13/04)
(Albany, N.Y.) Times Union As President Clinton recovers from coronary bypass surgery, we join with millions of Americans who wish him a full and speedy return to good health. But we also wonder, along with many others, how he could have come so close to a severe, even fatal, heart attack -- as his doctors say he did -- without someone raising a warning flag long ago...
Judicial efficiency (09/13/04)
The 32nd Judicial Circuit has for many years worked efficiently in the name of justice and fairness -- so efficiently in fact that the circuit has earned a top honor. It's being honored for its efficiency in case management for the fiscal year 2003...
Speak Out 09/13/04 (09/13/04)
Great police department ONE OF the men who visited my house before the bridge implosion said we had a great police department, and I agreed. Enough pet laws I RECENTLY heard a comment from our city manager regarding the newly adopted pet-limitation ordinance. ...
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