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Stories from Thursday, September 16, 2004

Cape hospital gains unique distinction (09/16/04)
A Cape Girardeau hospital received national recognition today for its nursing program after completing an 18-month survey. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian.
Community cuisine 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Eastern Star planning to serve dinner SundayChicken and dumplings and ham are on the menu from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Millersville Masonic Hall. The meal is sponsored by Past Matron and Sister Club. Salvation Army plans Meals with FriendsMeals with Friends will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 to 24 at the Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope. Any individual is welcome to enjoy meals at no cost...
Scott City teen meets Bush during stop at Poplar Bluff (09/16/04)
His volunteerism earned Michael Toeniskoetter of Scott City the opportunity to meet President Bush during Bush's recent visit to Poplar Bluff. One of many answering the president's call to volunteer service, Toeniskoetter is the son of Lolita and Matthew Toeniskoetter. He is a junior at Eagle Ridge Christian School in Cape Girardeau, where he volunteers in the office and operates the scoreboards for school games...
Region briefs 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Poplar Bluff students arrested for selling drugs POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Following their arrests Tuesday afternoon, two Poplar Bluff High School seniors admitted to allegedly selling marijuana and cocaine on campus and intending to sell more. Justin Lee Parks and Hunter Reed Dicken, both 17 and of Poplar Bluff, may face drug possession charges based on an investigation that began at about 1 p.m. ...
Mud Drags results (09/16/04)
Modified 1st place: Cario Dodson of McMinville, Tenn. 2nd place: Ronnie Dunsavage of Lebanon, Tenn. 3rd place: Billy Sampson of Boaz, Ala.Pro-stock 1st place: Travic Griffith of Florence, Ala. 2nd place: Steve Carter of Anton, Ky. 3rd place: Charley Stevens of Tunnel Hill, Ill.Super stock...
Senior Horse/Mule Hitch results (09/16/04)
1st place: Wayne Stroder of Oak Ridge 2nd place: James Davis of Coldwater, Mo. 3rd place: Edgar Moll of Jackson 4th place: Dayne Greer of Coldwater, Mo. 5th place: Bud Aylar of Poplar Bluff, Mo. 6th place: Clem Landewee of Leopold 7th place: Dudy Huey of Cape Girardeau...
Eight men arrested on drug charges at Holiday Lodge (09/16/04)
Eight men were arrested on drug charges Tuesday night at the Holiday Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Six of the eight men were at the hotel in two different vehicles. Cape Girardeau police officer Paul Zajicek in his probable cause affidavit stated that he responded to a call at the hotel to check out some suspicious activity there...
Dual Demolition Derby results (09/16/04)
First Heat Co-winners: Carmon Jackson of Scott City and Trenton Reagan of Patton; and Daniel Carter of Daisy and Andy Johnson of Cape Girardeau. 2nd place: Robert Maglone of Cape Girardeau and Eddie Jayco of Scott City. 3rd place: Jason Kennedy of Chaffee and Steven Phelps of Chaffee...
Pet petition falls short on voter signatures (09/16/04)
Organizers of a petition drive to overturn a Cape Girardeau city limit on pets have submitted 586 signatures, well short of the more than 2,300 signatures of registered voters needed to force the city council to repeal the measure or put it before the voters...
Organization name change should draw in new business (09/16/04)
Cape Girardeau area economic development official Mitch Robinson plans to keep working to recruit new businesses. But he will be ordering new business cards. Robinson's organization, the Cape Girardeau Area Industrial Recruitment Association, has a new name and logo...
Mystery of missing rabbit at the fair (09/16/04)
Attention, all units: There's been a kidnapping in Cape Girardeau. The victim is described as 5 years old with dark eyes, brown hair and rather large ears. He doesn't say much, and he's a very picky eater. He's approximately the size of a football and goes by the name Cinnamon...
Cape interviews candidates for vacated school board position (09/16/04)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will select a member to fill a special seven-month seat from five candidates who attended the board meeting Monday. The district advertised the opening after board member Robert Brown resigned to relocate to St. Louis in August. Interested residents sent letters of inquiry and the school board narrowed candidates based on those letters...
Conference to focus on autism, abuse allegations (09/16/04)
Jerry Ford's not afraid of a little controversy. Ford, director of the Cape Girardeau Association for Retarded Citizens, has organized a statewide conference in Cape Girardeau this weekend at the Drury Lodge. The conference will be book-ended by emotional topics surrounding recent abuse allegations at a St. Louis habilitation center and the theory that mercury in vaccines is the cause for autism...
Missouri may follow Oklahoma's lead on meth (09/16/04)
A law passed in April regulating the sale of products containing ephedrine -- a chief ingredient in the production of methamphetamine -- is working in Oklahoma. Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan says he and other law enforcement officials plan to ask the Missouri Legislature to draft a similar law...
Heartland Idol pursuit brings young stars to Cape stage (09/16/04)
It may not have been "American Idol," but the performers of the fourth annual Heartland Idol competition at the SEMO District Fair Wednesday still had stars in their eyes. They also had hundreds of people cheering them on at the fair's grandstand...
Report - Building companies failing to withhold taxes (09/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Many out-of-state construction companies aren't making their workers pay enough income taxes to Missouri, the state Revenue Department said Wednesday. The department said a task force found that some contractors and subcontractors not based in Missouri don't properly withhold taxes from their employees for work done in Missouri. ...
St. Louis man charged with killing his mother (09/16/04)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 35-year-old St. Louis man has been charged with killing his mother, whose body was found stuffed into a kitchen cabinet. Police say James Michael Hudson confessed to the murder of his mother, Florene Hudson, 70. A motive for the crime was not known...
Senate sustains Holden's veto of contractor mediation bill (09/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate fell two votes short on Wednesday of overriding Gov. Bob Holden's veto of a bill that would have established a mediation process for disputes between property owners and building contractors over allegedly faulty work...
Mother's school case takes odd twist in court (09/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Initially, a challenge to Missouri's compulsory school attendance statute left state Supreme Court judges in disbelief Wednesday. How could a Caruthersville, Mo., parent reasonably conclude that her daughter's 60 percent attendance rate complied with the law?...
Senators sound alarm on slow progress of Iraq reconstruction (09/16/04)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday denounced the Bush administration's slow progress in rebuilding Iraq, saying the risks of failure are great if it doesn't act with greater urgency. "It's beyond pitiful, it's beyond embarrassing, it's now in the zone of dangerous," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., referring to figures showing only about 6 percent of the reconstruction money approved by Congress last year has been spent...
Senate committee blocks rules for overtime (09/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee voted Wednesday to scuttle new rules that critics say would deny overtime pay to millions of workers, as Democrats won the latest round in their election-year bout with President Bush over the issue. The 16-13 vote by the Republican-run Senate Appropriations Committee came less than a week after the GOP-led House embarrassed Bush by approving a similar measure...
Senate committee votes against overtime rules (09/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee defied President Bush and voted Wednesday to derail new federal overtime rules that critics say would prevent 6 million American workers from getting the bonus pay. The Republican-run Senate Appropriations Committee approved the provision blocking the rules by a vote of 16-13. ...
Industries see increased activity during August (09/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- Industrial activity edged up by 0.1 percent in August as declines in utility and mining output tempered a gain in factory production. The small rise reported by the Federal Reserve Wednesday followed a 0.6 percent gain in July. OPEC's planned increase labeled symbolic gesture...
Ivan aims for Alabama, assaults Gulf Coast (09/16/04)
MOBILE, Ala. -- Hurricane Ivan and its 135-mph winds churned toward this historic port city with frightening intensity Wednesday as the storm began its assault on the Gulf Coast, lashing the region with heavy rain and ferocious wind, spawning monster waves that toppled beach houses and spinning off deadly tornadoes...
FAA blames failure to conduct routine check on computer shutdow (09/16/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Failure to perform a routine maintenance check caused the shutdown of an air traffic communications system serving a large swath of the West, resulting in several close calls in the skies, the FAA and a union official said Wednesday. In at least five cases, aircraft in the sky passed dangerously close to each other Tuesday night after the shutdown knocked out radio contact between pilots and air traffic controllers, the union official said...
Campaigns asked to finalize plans for debates (09/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- The co-chairmen of the nonpartisan presidential debate commission told representatives for President Bush and Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday that they must act immediately to finalize details for the debates, the first scheduled in just over two weeks...
American vigilantes convicted of torturing Afghans (09/16/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Three Americans -- led by a former Green Beret who boasted he had Pentagon support -- were found guilty Wednesday of torturing Afghans in a private jail and were sentenced to prison. After a 7 1/2-hour session in a stuffy Kabul courtroom, the three-judge panel was unanimous in convicting the former soldier, Jonathan Idema, and his right-hand man, Brent Bennett, on charges of entering Afghanistan illegally, making illegal arrests, establishing a private jail and torturing their captives. ...
'Black widows' blamed for downed Russian airliners (09/16/04)
MOSCOW -- Two Chechen women suspected of blowing up Russian passenger jets last month were briefly detained by police before the flights but bribed at least one airline employee to get on the planes, media reports said Wednesday. Female suicide bombers have become increasingly common in Russia, where they are known as "black widows" -- women who turn to violence after losing husbands or male relatives in Chechen fighting...
Sharon - Israel not following 'road map' plan (09/16/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israel is not following the "road map," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in an interview published Wednesday, acknowledging he is casting aside the U.S.-backed peace plan for now, even as Washington insists it is still valid. But Israel's ambassador to Washington later said Sharon's plan of "unilateral disengagement" from the Palestinians -- a withdrawal from Gaza and four West Bank settlements in 2005 -- is a way of "jump-starting the road map in the future, and that is our policy.". ...
Security lapses shock British lawmakers (09/16/04)
LONDON -- In the second major security breach in London this week, five fox hunting enthusiasts stormed onto the floor of the House of Commons Wednesday to disrupt a debate on banning the centuries-old sport. Guards hustled the men away, but the incident showed -- as did the man dressed as Batman who scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace on Monday -- the vulnerability of Britain's seats of power. One lawmaker said there had not been such an intrusion in Parliament since 1642...
Latest attacks target Iraqis seen as U.S. collaborators (09/16/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Villagers found three decapitated bodies north of Baghdad on Wednesday and a car bomb killed two people at an Iraqi military checkpoint south of the capital in attacks that appear to be increasingly targeting Iraqis rather than the United States and its multinational force allies...
Defense never rests (09/16/04)
Jackson's football team has jumped out of the gates with two convincing victories, thanks in large part to a stifling defense. After allowing only one first down and 78 yards of total offense in an opening win over Gosnell, Jackson's defense allowed three points and 158 yards Saturday against Roosevelt...
Kelly shuts out Central on Essner's perfect game (09/16/04)
Kelly Essner tossed a perfect game and struck out 10 batters, as Kelly to a 6-0 victory Wednesday night at Central. It was the second time in five days a Kelly pitcher has allowed no hits, after Whitney Beggs threw a no-hitter Saturday against Notre Dame...
Cardinals move closer to clinching (09/16/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Jim Edmonds' sacrifice fly snapped an eighth-inning tie and Matt Morris bounced back from one of his worst starts of the season, bringing the St. Louis Cardinals one step closer to the National League Central championship with a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night...
Owners commence lockout on 'bleak day' (09/16/04)
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League is locking out its players starting today, threatening to keep the sport off the ice for the entire 2004-05 season and perhaps beyond in an effort by management to gain massive change in the sport's economic structure...
Pace fired his agent before signing offer (09/16/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Three-time All-Pro left tackle Orlando Pace fired his agent three days before signing a one-year, $7.02 million contract this month, ending his third holdout in eight seasons with the St. Louis Rams, the NFL Players Association said Wednesday...
De La Hoya determined to win in underdog role (09/16/04)
LAS VEGAS -- The smile was gone, and Oscar De La Hoya was in no mood to play any games. To those who think he has no chance against middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, though, De La Hoya had something to say. No, he's not scared to be fighting a bigger, stronger fighter. No, he didn't take the fight just for a $30 million payday...
Sutton tries different approach (09/16/04)
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Hal Sutton doesn't want anyone to read anything into his pairings during the practice rounds at the Ryder Cup, and that's a good thing. Otherwise, one could only guess that Phil Mickelson will be riding the bench until Sunday...
Area sports digest 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
West, Ballard win guest day event Charlotte West and Marie Ballard captured the championship in guest day play Tuesday for the J.C. Chip-A-Ways at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. West and Ballard fired a 65 to capture the championship flight. Barb Johnson and Betty Belotte were second with a 67. Two teams tied for third as Lillian Schneider and Harriet Drusch posted a 70 to equal the score of Margaret Sanders and Dixie Jones...
Sports calendar 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Football Punt, Pass and Kick: The Cape Girardeau NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Cape Central Junior High School football field. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 15 as of Dec. 31, 2004. ...
Fit beats thin in a heartbeat (09/16/04)
The Washington Post Fit or fat? What's it gonna be? If you could pick only one, would you choose to be fit but fat? Or would you rather be thin but not physically fit? Researchers have been puzzling over that matter for years, anxious to know which to emphasize -- diet or exercise? -- in the quest to stay healthy...
Selling snake oil to the boomer set (09/16/04)
If you are over 40, they know about you. They are out there and they know you will do anything you can to avoid looking and feeling like something out of the "Night of the Living Dead." They know you are from the generation that intends to make "60 the new 30." And they know you will believe anything they say and pay dearly for what they promise...
Health calendar 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Today Blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University Center at Southeast Missouri State University, sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha. Blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. at Cape Girardeau Red Cross Center. Diabetes Support Group meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Franciscan Conference Center at Saint Francis Medical Center. For information, call 331-5897...
Healthier habits (09/16/04)
From staff and wire services Brown-bag lunch discussions on weight control, lessons on controlling blood pressure and free cholesterol screenings are a few of the ways businesses try to promote better health among their employees. Learning how to identify health risks and addressing those problems are crucial to keeping employees healthy and at work, say area wellness educators...
Turning scrap metal into gold (09/16/04)
Sept. 16, 2004 Dear David, I presume you heard and saw that the old Mississippi River bridge didn't fall down exactly the way it was supposed to last week. On the riverfront, many people clapped in a kind of shocked amazement when the dynamite exploded and not just one span but three crashed into the water. It was like watching a play where the scenery falls down: unexpected and not a little thrilling...
Barbara Walters fades out (09/16/04)
NEW YORK -- Mind you, Barbara Walters isn't retiring. But she's about to do something almost as notable: Relinquish her role as co-host of "20/20" after a quarter-century with that ABC newsmagazine. Walters, who has interviewed almost every big shot worth interviewing and whose own celebrity matches many of her subjects, is ready to retreat from the spotlight -- a little...
Virgie Dillow (09/16/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Virgie Dillow, 83, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Henderson (09/16/04)
Anna E. Henderson, 82, of Delta died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. She was born July 18, 1922, south of Kennett, Mo., daughter of Luther Thomas and Veda Mae Burns Felker. She and Charles Allen Henderson were married Dec. 24, 1950, in Jackson...
Ervin Karraker (09/16/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ervin E. Karraker, 84, of Anna died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 10, 1920, in Dongola, Ill., son of Otis and Fannie Beggs Karraker. He and Maribell Corzine were married in 1941. She died in 1958. He and Mary M. Hileman were married April 16, 1960...
Cecil E. Lape (09/16/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Cecil E. Lape, 81, of Chaffee died at home Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004. Arrangements are pending with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Anna Cannon (09/16/04)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Anna B. Cannon, 84, of Owensville, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born April 14, 1920, at Commerce, daughter of Garrett W. and Edna Gaither Marshall. She and Paul Wesley Cannon were married Sept. 26, 1943, at Benton, Mo. He died Dec. 24, 1987...
Births 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Hodges Daughter to Armand Rashad and Sheanell Montrice Hodges of Sikeston, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004. Name, Shania Amari. Weight, 7 pounds 3 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Hodges is the former Sheanell Brandy, daughter of Michael Baker and Beverly Baker of Sikeston. She is employed at Domino's. Hodges is the son of Barbara Hodges of Bowling Green, Ky., and the late Al Mathis. He is a corrections officer at Southeast Correctional Center...
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Edwina C. Bible, 44, 805 N. Park St., was arrested on suspicion of making a false declaration. Larry T. Johnston, 58, Box 32, Thebes, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of having no front license plate, no insurance, no seat belt, driving under revocation and displaying the plates of another vehicle...
Cape fire report 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 6:46 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 400 block of Franklin Street. At 7:43 p.m., a citizen's assist at 118 Green Acres. At 8:01 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 100 block of North Park Street...
Out of the past 9/16/04 (09/16/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 16, 1994 New to SEMO District Fair is Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, owned by Lee LeCaptain; show features LeCaptain as emcee and includes three lumberjacks who blend humor with athleticism into various demonstrations of log rolling, wood chopping, ax throwing and pole climbing...
The Missourian's 100 years (09/16/04)
One hundred years ago this week, two brothers with printing experience, George and Fred Naeter, took a riverboat excursion down the Mississippi River to Cape Girardeau. They toured the burgeoning town and immediately fell in love. When a passer-by told them a good newspaper was needed, they returned to St. ...
The political season (09/16/04)
(Sikeston, Mo.) Standard Democrat Let's all agree on one thing: the political season is just too ... long. Months of politicking have now turned into years of campaigning. ... Even for the seasoned observers, we're experiencing political overload...
First Fridays in Cape (09/16/04)
On the first Friday of every month, the scene in downtown Cape Girardeau resembles in a small way that in New York and Santa Fe where galleries with new exhibits welcome thousands of people cruising the streets for artistic expression. Between 200 and 300 people descend on the Main Street galleries of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri on the first Friday of every month. ...
Speak Out 09/16/04 (09/16/04)
First to complain I NOTICED the comment from someone who said he wasn't going to be voting in this election. I bet he'll be the first one to start complaining about the way the election turned out though. Restroom a good idea I DIDN'T know needing to use the bathroom classified you as a pervert. If it does, then everyone is guilty. Putting a restroom in Arena Park is a great idea. It is a major inconvenience not having one there...
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