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Appellate judges on Nov. 2 ballot (09/22/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters will decide in November whether Judge Richard Teitelman is worthy of a full term on the state Supreme Court. Depending on the county in which they reside, Southeast Missouri voters will also help determine whether five members of the state Court of Appeals Eastern District or three judges of the appeals court's southern district get to keep their jobs...
Drug court team uses unified front in dealing with teens (09/22/04)
Every Thursday afternoon some local teenagers have a weekly court date. Their appearance in juvenile drug court is part of their mandated participation in a 12-step substance abuse program and routine counseling sessions. A team composed of juvenile court Judge Peter Statler, deputy juvenile officer Krystal McLane, counselor Dana Branson, drug court administrator Steve Narrow and tracker Michelle Hammack meet before drug court and discuss each case. ...
Hurricane leaves poodle homeless at area shelter (09/22/04)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, a former New Orleans resident is looking for a permanent home in the Cape Girardeau area. Boomer is an 8-year-old miniature poodle. His former owners brought him with them when they escaped from Hurricane Ivan to stay with relatives here. They left the dog with the relatives when they returned home, and found that things were so bad there that they couldn't come back for Boomer, said Chuck Stucker, director of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri...
Mock crisis tests Cape schools' emergency plans (09/22/04)
At 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, a strange man dressed in hunting gear walked into a local elementary school. A teacher noticed him and called the principal's office, but before the principal could confront the man, he disappeared. What now? A lockdown, 911, evacuation? Which comes first?...
Region digest 09/22/04 (09/22/04)
Notre Dame freshman named Discovery finalist Notre Dame Regional High School freshman David Westrich has been chosen as a finalist in the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. Westrich was among 400 semifinalists chosen from nearly 1,800 entries by fifth- through eighth-graders from around the country. ...
Locals, TV writer-producer to be honored by Zonta Club (09/22/04)
Two area women will be honored next week for their achievements at the first Women of Achievement banquet hosted by the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau. The banquet luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Osage Community Centre. Tickets are $20 and are still available by calling 339-5500...
Missouri sweeps three from Otahks (09/22/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri volleyball team made short work of Southeast Missouri State University on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved their record to 6-3 by cruising to a 30-21, 30-7, 30-20 victory. The Otahkians fell to 1-9. Jill Miller was the lone Southeast player to reach double figures in kills with 10. Lauren Scannell led in digs with 10, while setter Jamie Baumstark recorded 25 assists...
New airport security plan encourages dressing light (09/22/04)
The recently released Sept. 11 commission report makes numerous recommendations to improve homeland security. But now as a result of that report, airports nationwide are making their own recommendations to passengers: Dress light. On Monday, the federal Transportation Security Administration announced new requirements for the security screening process prior to boarding airlines. ...
Old Town Cape, merchants uniting (09/22/04)
Several years ago, an editorial that appeared in the Southeast Missourian criticized some of Cape Girardeau's downtown organizations for not working together. Steven Hoffman, president of the board of directors of Old Town Cape, said his organization and the Downtown Merchants Association took the message to heart...
Missouri's trickery helps ignite offense (09/22/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A few trick plays helped the Missouri offense get rolling again. One game after a disappointing 24-14 loss at Troy, the Tigers showed off the swinging gate, a flea flicker and a tailback pass in a 48-0 win against Ball State on Saturday...
SEMO enrollment at record high (09/22/04)
Southeast Missouri State University enrollment stands at a record high of 9,618 students this fall because of an increase in the number of graduate students, school officials said Tuesday. Total headcount is up 48 students from a year ago, according to final enrollment figures...
Patrol car had started to chase Jackson teen's car before wreck (09/22/04)
A sheriff's patrol car had just started to pursue Jackson High School athlete Jason Schafer at around 11:20 p.m. Sunday when Schafer was killed in a one-car accident on County Road 621. Lt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department said he wanted to set the record straight because of rumors going around about the accident...
Godwin says her space trips are over (09/22/04)
Linda Godwin doesn't figure on having any more bad hair days, at least not from a lack of gravity. After four space flights, she's ready to settle down. "I am done with space flight," she said in an interview last week from her office at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. "I decided that four would be enough."...
Sharing the thrill of victory in the field of academics (09/22/04)
Across college campuses, academics and athletics often seem at odds with each other, combatants in a philosophical tug of war. But a new program at Southeast Missouri State University aims to bridge that divide by showing that athletics and academics are partners in the college experience...
Getting the hang - Simonhoff leads Div. I-AA punters (09/22/04)
David Simonhoff had a solid rookie season as Southeast Missouri State University's punter last year -- but he knew he could have done so much better. So Simonhoff spent the majority of his summer making sure he did everything in his power to improve...
Conference play provides a fresh start around OVC (09/22/04)
Some Ohio Valley Conference football teams have done well so far while others have struggled -- but that will mean little beginning this week. That's because the OVC schedule kicks off in earnest Saturday as six of the league's nine squads play their first conference games. So what has happened to date can basically be wiped away...
Crew will explode dangling portions of bridge (09/22/04)
The partially collapsed Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau will take another hit Thursday. A demolition contractor plans to blast apart a small span that has been dangling in the river since a Sept. 9 explosion sparked more damage than expected...
Club news 9/22/04 (09/22/04)
Zonta Club The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Area met Sept. 7 at the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Featured speaker was Theresa Wilman from the SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence. She explained the existing services that are offered and that the main goal is to create an atmosphere where individuals are helped from being victims to survivors. They are also working for prevention of abuse in addition to services for after-the-fact occurrences...
Worker dies in trench collapse in Troy (09/22/04)
TROY, Mo. (AP) -- A construction worker was killed when a trench collapsed on him in eastern Missouri. Christian Schmid, 32, of Silex, was installing sewer lines at about 3 p.m. Tuesday at a new subdivision in Troywhen a narrow, 15-foot deep trench collapsed on him...
American Indians claim their place on National Mall (09/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- As a child, William Walker was sent off to boarding school and forbidden to speak his native Mono Indian tribe language. So it was with a sense of vindication that Walker watched colorful pageantry of American Indian culture mark Tuesday's opening of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, located at the foot of the Capitol...
Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates (09/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- With the economy moving ahead and the nation's payrolls picking up a bit, Federal Reserve policy-makers boosted short-term interest rates for a third time this year -- the last chance to do so before the November election six weeks away...
Feds - Tobacco firms worked to hide smoking dangers (09/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- Tobacco companies, desperate to maintain their hold on tens of millions of American smokers, worked together for decades to deceive the public about the dangers of cigarettes and to encourage the young to start puffing, government attorneys said Tuesday at the start of a racketeering trial...
Suspect apprehended, charged in fatal shooting at Ill. Capitol (09/22/04)
The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A man suspected in the shooting death of an unarmed Capitol security guard was arrested Tuesday as he knocked on doors asking people for a ride to the police station, authorities said. Prosecutors said the suspect, a 24-year-old college dropout, has a history of mental illness including manic depression, and has been off his medication. They are reviewing whether to seek the death penalty...
Web site posting claims another U.S. hostage killed (09/22/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An al-Qaida-linked group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed Tuesday to have killed the second of two American hostages -- back-to-back slayings that have notched up the Jordanian militant's ruthless campaign of terror. The claim, posted on an an Islamic Web site, could not immediately be verified...
Israel - U.S. to sell nearly 5,000 smart bombs (09/22/04)
JERUSALEM -- The United States will sell Israel nearly 5,000 smart bombs in one of the largest weapons deals between the allies in years, Israeli military officials said Tuesday. The deal will expand Israel's existing supply of the weapons, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ...
Bush urges leaders to unite with Iraq (09/22/04)
UNITED NATIONS -- President Bush, defending his decision to invade Iraq, urged a vast assembly of world leaders Tuesday to stand united with the country's struggling government and said the proper response to spreading violence "is not to retreat, it is to prevail."...
Haiti death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne passes 700 (09/22/04)
GONAIVES, Haiti -- Blood swirled in knee-deep floodwaters as workers stacked bodies outside the hospital morgue Tuesday. Carcasses of pigs, goats and dogs and pieces of smashed furniture floated in muddy streams that once were the streets of this battered city. Desperate people swarmed a truck delivering water...
Delta softball takes two from district foe Chaffee (09/22/04)
Delta swept a softball doubleheader from visiting district rival Chaffee on Tuesday. The Bobcats prevailed 3-2 in the seven-inning opener and 7-5 in the five-inning finale. Sarah Cook pitched complete games in both contests for the Bobcats, who improved to 11-8 and dropped the Red Devils to 5-4...
Tigers end scoreless deadlock in overtime (09/22/04)
Tyson Whiteside lifted Central to a 1-0 victory over Jackson. ~ By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Central's soccer team was seeing red Tuesday night at home. The Tigers saw the red of Jackson jerseys in nearly every passing lane and packed inside the defensive end every time the they attempted to make an offensive push...
Kolb saves the day for Brewers (09/22/04)
The Milwaukee closer preserved a 6-4 lead over St. Louis to notch his team-record 38th save. The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- Dan Kolb has been one of the few bright spots in yet another disappointing season for the Milwaukee Brewers. Kolb pitched out of a ninth-inning jam to earn a team-record 38th save, leading the Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday night to stop Milwaukee's seven-game losing streak...
Twins first to clinch spot in AL playoffs (09/22/04)
CHICAGO -- Nothing fazes the Minnesota Twins. Threatened with contraction three years ago, they ran away with the AL Central title. In disarray at the All-Star break last year, they regrouped and won the division again. And 2004? This might just be the most improbable run of them all...
Area sports digest 9/22/04 (09/22/04)
Scorpions rugby posts first win vs. Ramblers The Kohlfeld Scorpions rugby team defeated the St. Louis Ramblers, a Division I club, for the first time Saturday in a series that dates back more than 30 years. Scorpions captain Joey Hann attributed the 38-15 victory to the club's new defensive strategies and skills passed down from now-retired coach Dr. Tim Joplin...
Sports briefs 9/22/04 (09/22/04)
Baseball Barry Bonds will have two more seasons to break Hank Aaron's career home run record with the San Francisco Giants, who decided Tuesday to drop their right to void the final year of his contract. The Giants scheduled an announcement for Tuesday night, and a source in baseball, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the news conference was to announce the change to Bonds' deal...
Now vegetarians can enjoy fair food, too (09/22/04)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Vegetarians can't help but feel a little left out at the state fair. Granted, one doesn't frequent the fair expecting healthy fare. Still, it's easy to suffer a few pangs as those around you inhale hot dogs and cheeseburgers and french fries and Italian sausages cradled in buns slathered with onions and peppers...
Models, cones, radar oh my! (09/22/04)
The bizarre hurricane season is turning Florida into a state of amateur meteorologists. Of course, we have good reason to become obsessed with The Weather Channel and www.nhc.noaa.gov, home of the National Hurricane Center's forecasts. On Tuesday, both were tracking two hurricanes and a tropical storm...
Chicken recipes show variety of area cooks' skills (09/22/04)
The Midwest Food and Poultry chicken recipe contest was held at the SEMO District Fair and as usual, there were good chicken dishes entered. There were five prizes awarded to the judge's pick, and those recipes, as well as the other entries are shared with you today...
Chocolate connoisseurs (09/22/04)
Fruity. Floral bouquet. Full bodied. Nice finish. These are comments you'd expect to hear at a wine tasting. But these days they're just as likely to be uttered by people eating chocolate. It used to be that choosing a chocolate bar was simple. There was dark and there was light. ...
Miss America ratings drop again, despite gimmicks (09/22/04)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Skimpy swimsuits, a shortened telecast and a last-woman-standing talent competition couldn't help Miss America's TV ratings. A record-low 9.8 million people watched Saturday's pageant, about 500,000 fewer than last year, continuing a trend that threatens the event's future on network television...
CBS baseball series uses technology to keep thing real on field (09/22/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The new series "Clubhouse" -- about a teenager who's a batboy for a major league team -- may use sports as a metaphor for life, but the producers know the action on the field still has to look authentic. That was fairly easy to pull off in the pilot, in which Dodger Stadium served as the stand-in for the fictional New York Empires' ballpark...
Jason Schafer (09/22/04)
Jason Benjamin Schafer, 17, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, in a tragic car accident near his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1987, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert J. "Bob" and Shirlene S. Barks Schafer. Jason attended elementary school at Nell Holcomb, and was currently a senior at Jackson High School, where he played junior varsity basketball in ninth grade and had played on the varsity team since his sophomore year. ...
Sylvia Coopwood (09/22/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Sylvia "Ree Ree" Coopwood, 53, of Charleston died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born March 3, 1951, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of Alfreddie and Catherine Taylor Coopwood...
Irma Richards (09/22/04)
GREENBRIER, Mo. -- Irma Ashcraft Richards, 92, of Greenbrier died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Irma was born March 20, 1912, at Brownwood, Mo., daughter of Noah and Kitty Bratton Ashcraft. She and Otto Richards were married Nov. 25, 1939, at Brownwood. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1983...
Martha Roberts (09/22/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Martha E. Roberts, 83, of Lombard, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at her home. She married William Roberts, who preceded her in death. Roberts had resided at Lombard 27 years. She previously lived in the Cairo area and was a sales clerk at a jewelry store in Cairo many years...
Virginia Traylor (09/22/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Virginia Traylor, 78, of Jonesboro died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Otwell, Ind., daughter of Auther and Marjorie Demotte Breidenbaugh. She and Randall Traylor were married March 5, 1948, in Otwell. He died Jan. 9, 1967...
Margery Street (09/22/04)
Margery C. Street, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Hyman, Mo., daughter of Henry Ried and Martha Anna Dunklin Woodside. She and Francis Edward "Bud" Street were married March 1, 1942, in Hernando, Miss...
Louise Glastetter (09/22/04)
Louise "Clara" Glastetter, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1916, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Joseph William and Rose Margaret Wiedefeld Backfisch. She and Michael Anton Litzler were married Nov. 22, 1938, at New Hamburg. He died March 23, 1942. She and Leon Glastetter were married May 17, 1947, at Benton, Mo. He died March 17, 1971...
Geneva Wiggs (09/22/04)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Geneva Wiggs, 87, of Wolf Lake died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 14, 1917, near Ware, Ill., daughter of W.W. "Dick" and Fannie Verble David. She and Floyd W. "Cotton" Wiggs were married Sept. 26, 1936, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Mamie Heath (09/22/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mamie Lou "Mimi" Heath, 73, of Sikeston died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 4, 1931, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of William C. and Lillie Skaggs Pope. Heath was a ward secretary at Missouri Delta Medical Center until retiring. She moved to Sikeston 22 years ago from East Prairie. She was a member of Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Fred Howard Sr. (09/22/04)
Fred William "Uncle Bussey" Howard Sr., 67, of Summerville, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, S.C. He was born Dec. 5, 1936, in Craighead, Ark., son of Lonnie Fred and Lottie Cutright Howard. He attended schools in Craighead...
Gilbert Rundles (09/22/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Gilbert A. Rundles, 92, of Cairo died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Daystar Care Center. He was born March 11, 1912, in Sikeston, Mo., son of William and Annie Johnson Rundles. He married Ruby Rundles, who died in 1976. Rundles was a retired ironworker...
Births 9/22/04 (09/22/04)
Morrow Daughter to Ryan and Crystal Morrow of Dexter, Ky., Murray-Callaway County Hospital in Murray, Ky., 1:49 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004. Name, Elizabeth Anne. Weight, 7 pounds 8 ounces. First child. Mrs. Morrow is the former Crystal Stallons, daughter of Noah Junior and Patsy Stallons of Dexter. Morrow is the son of Ottis and Patsy Morrow of Benton, Mo...
Cape fire report 09/22/04 (09/22/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: At 7:28 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of Frederick Street. At 9:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Broadway. Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday:...
Cape/Jackson police reports 09/22/04 (09/22/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Eddie Leo Harris, 721 Beaudean Lane, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no insurance, striking a stopped vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 9/22/04 (09/22/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 22, 1994 At Southeast Missouri State University, there is talk of layoffs and major tuition increases; school officials are forecasting gloom and doom if Missouri voters in November pass Hancock II, constitutional amendment that would limit state revenue growth...
Lieutenant governor's duties plenty for full-time service (09/22/04)
State Sen. Peter Kinder sees the lieutenant governor's job description as one requiring full-time attention, unlike most previous lieutenant governors who treated the office as a part-time job (most of them lawyers who continued to collect legal fees while serving). Kinder announced at the Missouri Press Association convention earlier this month that he would dedicate full time to the job...
Jackson senior center (09/22/04)
Senior citizens in Jackson are almost as giddy as children on Christmas morning now that they've broken ground for construction of a new senior center. And rightfully so. After five years of seeking donations and talking about the need for a new building, the senior center is slated for construction. The project should be complete in a matter of months...
Clean air, water are jeopardized (09/22/04)
To the editor: Since arriving in the White House, the Bush-Cheney administration has systematically weakened regulations that protect our clean air and water and control the plundering of public lands such as national forests. Bush-Cheney appointments to run federal agencies charged with protecting our environment have been individuals who either served in polluting corporations or served as lobbyists for polluting industries. ...
Bush flip-flops on the environment (09/22/04)
To the editor: George Bush has been flip-flopping since he took office. Indeed, he is the king of the flip-floppers. While he has claimed to be a defender of the environment, at every possible opportunity he has appointed corporate polluters or their lobbyists to government agencies charged with protecting our health and the environment. ...
Bush record is anti-family values (09/22/04)
To the editor: As an independent voter, I challenge Bush-Cheney supporters to defend a record that has promoted outsourcing of U.S. jobs overseas to reduce costs and taxes, increased unemployment, turned a huge budget surplus into the largest budget deficit in U.S. ...
What about Kerry's military records? (09/22/04)
To the editor: Recently, TV has gone to all ends to report the real records about President Bush's National Guard activities or lack thereof. I have no complaint with this, but I do feel disgusted that TV has failed to delve into John Kerry's military records. ...
War deaths belie pro-life position (09/22/04)
To the editor: I have been watching the blooming of yellow Vote Pro-Life signs in the area with curiosity. Under normal circumstances, I would expect those sporting these signs to toe the Republican Party line and oppose abortion even when a woman's life is at risk and oppose embryonic stem-cell research even though this might lead to the cure for many lethal diseases. But now I am not so sure...
Speak Out 09/22/04 (09/22/04)
Faulty research WHAT IS the difference? Dan Rather and his media company believed their research was factual. Please explain why this situation is worse than the Bush administration relying on faulty reports about Iraq. Which research did the most damage?...
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