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Stories from Saturday, September 25, 2004

Moving by sound waves in the City of Roses (09/25/04)
The sounds of Pearl Jam's "Even Flow" overtook much of downtown Cape Girardeau around 7:30 p.m. Friday as the band Ninth Life played the "power" stage during the first night of the City of Roses Music Festival. Around the same time, the Bruce Zimmerman Band was setting up for its performance on the "American heartland" stage and a group of teens was moving en masse away from the "extreme" stage where Fists of Phoenix had just finished playing its set...
River Campus could start on terrace project in fall (09/25/04)
The new River Campus terrace project could begin this fall with construction of an open-roof pavilion and an asphalt walking trail could be in place by next spring on the former grounds of a Catholic seminary, Southeast Missouri State University officials said Friday...
Last blast for old Mississippi River bridge's steel truss set (09/25/04)
The final blast to remove the steel truss of the 76-year-old Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting, Missouri Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The demolition won't require downtown residents to evacuate their homes as occurred with a blast earlier this month...
Petition on Cape pet rule falls short (09/25/04)
A petition effort to overturn a Cape Girardeau limit on pets failed for lack of signatures, city officials said Friday. The petition drive netted 586 signatures of which 461 were valid signatures of registered city voters. But that was far short of the more than 2,300 needed under the city charter to force the city council to repeal its new restriction on number of pets or submit the issue to voters...
Jackson grocer-turned- historian is moving on (09/25/04)
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Bern Schaper, neatly dressed in nearly white khakis and a light canary button-up shirt, walked into the county commission chambers. He was expecting to be recognized for his work with the archive center and the Jackson Heritage Association...
Playing chicken (09/25/04)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- How is it possible that a rabbit took third place in a contest for "dressed" poultry at the East Perry Community Fair? Apparently the rules are pretty loose. If it has feathers, it's poultry. The rabbit wore feathers on its tutu. Since it was entered as "Ballerina Bunny," possibly Shelby Procter of Fremont, Mo. -- who entered the bunny she said could do ballerina moves -- figured it was "poultry in motion."...
Jackson developer gives lesson on launching small businesses (09/25/04)
Main Street Lanes bowling alley and family entertainment center was both the scene of Friday's Jackson Chamber of Commerce breakfast and the model for Jim Maevers' presentation on financing small business. Maevers co-owns Maevers Management. Over the past year, he and his family have built the Branding Iron restaurant, revitalized the Boulevard Plaza and recruited Movie Gallery and Quizno's Subs to occupy those shops and most recently, revamped the old IGA building into Main Street Lanes...
Houck at last (09/25/04)
Southeast makes home debut after three road losses By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Will either team be able to slow down the other when Southeast Missouri State University and Samford square off tonight at Houck Stadium in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both squads?...
Reunion set for today in Jackson (09/25/04)
The Price and Nancy Hargraves Sides family reunion has been set for today at Jackson City Park, shelter No. 4. Basket dinner will be at noon. For more information, call 243-8028.
Cape police get Harley donation (09/25/04)
Until 2001, the Cape Girardeau Police Department had two motorcycles, one that worked and one it used for spare parts. Sonny Minor of Minor's Harley-Davidson was familiar with those motorcycles, said police chief Steve Strong. Minor was the one repairing them...
Otahkians release basketball schedule (09/25/04)
A beefed-up home schedule featuring a date with perennial powerhouse Southwest Missouri State highlights the Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball schedule that was recently finalized. The Otahkians' 27-game schedule includes 14 home contests. Six of Southeast's 11 nonconference games are at the Show Me Center after the Otahkians had just three nonleague home dates last year...
Religion briefs 9/25 (09/25/04)
Hobbs Chapel plans annual Fall Bazaar The Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Women will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at 3024 Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau. In addition to antiques, collectibles, crafts and books, special "your trash, our treasure" tables will be featured. Lunch will be served throughout the day, and there will be a mystery raffle for a child's gift item. For information, call Juanita Henley at 335-9308...
Religion Today O'Malley (09/25/04)
O'Malley won't budge Shutting church doors Between a rock and a hard place Once welcomed, Boston archbishop now sees goodwill evaporate with parish closings By Denise Lavoie ~ The Associated Press BOSTON -- Charged with cleaning up the mess of the clergy sex abuse scandal, Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley took a low-key approach. He asked to be called "Archbishop Sean" and shunned many of the trappings that go with his rank, quickly winning over many parishioners...
Heritage, Hebrew and hipness (09/25/04)
LOS ANGELES Mesmerized, the teenage campers at first sat quietly in a circle around the visiting musician. But the room came to life as the artist, an acoustic guitar strapped across his left shoulder, began his most popular song in a mix of English and Hebrew. Campers clapped, others smiled, some even danced...
Religion calendar (09/25/04)
Today The Light, a youth group at First Christian Church, 2411 Abbey Road, will hold a benefit yard sale at 7 a.m. at the church. Proceeds from the sale help pay for the group's work trip in the summer. Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Women will hold a fall bazaar from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church...
Strong soybean, corn crop could create storage problem (09/25/04)
From staff and wire reports Corn and soybean producers in Missouri are expecting big harvests this fall -- in one regard, perhaps too big. A mild summer combined with lots of rain during the growing season made for what appear to be record soybean and corn crops in the state, officials with the Missouri Department of Agriculture said Friday. The problem is what to do with it all...
Fallout from Fannie Mae may affect mortgage rates (09/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- The fallout from allegations of serious accounting problems at Fannie Mae has rattled investors and could even bump up mortgage rates down the road. Coming 15 months after an accounting scandal erupted at the other huge government-sponsored mortgage financer, Freddie Mac, news of federal regulators' findings of pervasive earnings manipulation at Fannie Mae roiled Wall Street this week...
American Indians oppose Lewis and Clark re-enactors (09/25/04)
From staff and wire reports A project by a team of history buffs to retrace Lewis and Clark's expedition has proved historically accurate in at least one respect: The adventurers have encountered hostile American Indians. A group of about 25 Indians told the expedition members to turn their boats around and go home last week as they made their way up the Missouri River near Chamberlain...
Bush, Kerry plans raise deficit fears (09/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry have starkly different economic priorities with a common thread: price tags exceeding $1 trillion that could pump already huge deficits skyward over the next decade. Headlining Bush's budget goals for a second term is making permanent the tax cuts he has pushed through Congress, at a 10-year cost the administration sets at nearly $1 trillion. ...
Hurricane Jeanne takes aim at Florida (09/25/04)
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- More than half a million residents of Florida's east coast were urged to evacuate -- again -- as Hurricane Jeanne churned westward Friday and threatened to become the fourth hurricane to pound the state in the last six weeks. The 100-mph storm could come ashore somewhere on the state's east coast by Sunday, targeting some of the same areas hit by previous storms and potentially turning piles of still-uncleared debris into deadly missiles...
Nation/world briefs 9/25/04 (09/25/04)
Space station needs food, oxygen by Christmas CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Oxygen and food will be worrisomely low on the international space station by Christmas, and it's crucial that a Russian supply ship get there by then, a top NASA official said Friday. Complicating matters is the breakdown of the station's primary oxygen generator. The unit has barely worked this month despite intensive repair efforts by the two astronauts on board, and the men have had to tap into backup oxygen supplies...
Violence dots map of Iraq despite political optimism (09/25/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and President Bush have declared that Iraq is on the road to stability, with the Iraqi leader saying elections would be possible in all but three or four of Iraq's 18 provinces. But the map of Iraq is scarred with violence every day. The capital is wracked by kidnappings and bombings. And September is shaping up as one of the deadliest months for American soldiers...
Infertile woman has baby after ovarian tissue transplant (09/25/04)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- "It's a dream," proclaimed the beaming 32-year-old new mother Friday as she cuddled her day-old baby girl, born following a pioneering ovarian tissue transplant performed after the woman was made infertile by chemotherapy. Doctors hailed the breakthrough procedure, saying it sent a "big message of hope" to cancer patients who have lost their fertility...
Perryville falls short vs. Ste. Genevieve (09/25/04)
Perryville fell behind by two touchdowns to Ste. Genevieve in the first half and suffered a 28-14 loss on the road. "We came out in the second half and made a pretty good game of it," Perryville coach Rick Chastain said. "We just forgot to play the first half."...
Schaefer carries Rams to 4th win (09/25/04)
The senior running back rushed for 225 yards in Scott City's 31-7 victory over Brentwood. By David Kvidahl Special to the Southeast Missourian BRENTWOOD -- Matt Schaefer should try his hand at the World's Strongest Man competition. The Scott City senior running back did most of the heavy lifting Friday night as the Rams rolled over the Brentwood Eagles 31-7 in a nonconference game...
Jackson rolls to 4-0 (09/25/04)
The Indians used physical play to control the game. ~ Southeast Missourian When describing Jackson's football team this season it's hard not to sound like a broken record. Jackson dominates the line of scrimmage. Jackson wins handily. That formula was on display Friday night at Jackson with the Indians dominating Sikeston 28-8 in a matchup of SEMO North Division schools...
Central advances in Jeff City tourney (09/25/04)
The Central boys soccer team blanked Camdenton 2-0 in the first round of the Jefferson City Capital Classic. Tyson Whiteside scored his seventh goal of the season 19 minutes into the game on an assist from Aaron Hutsell. Matt Hellrich assisted Sam Bornstein for the second goal...
Busy weekend will test hearts, legs of athletes (09/25/04)
The Vicky Keller Remembrance Run and City of Roses Half Marathon are on tap. By Toby Carrig ~ Southeast Missourian There's a word for people who might be tempted to run Cape Girardeau's two high-profile running events this weekend. Stout or crazy, depending on your perspective...
Suppan improves to 10-0 on road in Cards' 5-4 win (09/25/04)
DENVER -- Albert Pujols homered, Jeff Suppan improved to 10-0 on the road and the St. Louis Cardinals made a winner of Larry Walker in his return to Colorado by beating the Rockies 5-4 Friday night. Edgar Renteria had three RBIs to lead the Cardinals' offense. Walker went 0-for-4 in his first game back at Coors Field since the Rockies traded him to St. Louis on Aug. 6...
Prescription for disaster (09/25/04)
SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Riddick Bowe's speech was so slurred after his last fight eight years ago that he was barely understandable. A doctor later said the former heavyweight champion's brain was damaged from too many punches. Tonight, in a field next to an Indian casino, Bowe will enter the ring for more blows. It's the start of a comeback he believes will lead to the heavyweight title again...
Williams ordered to repay $8.6 million to Dolphins (09/25/04)
MIAMI -- Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was ordered Friday to repay the team more than $8.6 million for breaching his contract when he suddenly quit before training camp. Arbitrator Richard Bloch ruled Friday that Williams must repay $8,616,353 in bonus money under the contract he left behind when he shocked the Dolphins and their fans with his sudden retirement. The contract ran through 2007...
Singh continues to lead at 84 Lumber Classic (09/25/04)
Vijay Singh followed up his opening-round 64 with a steady-as-he-goes 68 for the lead midway through the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pa. Singh leads 2003 British Open champion Ben Curtis by two shots with Chris DiMarco another stroke back. Singh actually had a bogey -- his only one in two days -- but opened with two straight birdies and added three more during a round that could have been even better if he hadn't missed several short putts...
Sports briefs 9/25/04 (09/25/04)
Football n Soldier Field was thrown for a loss -- a recommendation to strip the home of the Chicago Bears of its national landmark status. An advisory committee of the National Park System voted unanimously on the move, agreeing with architectural analysts that a $660 million renovation destroyed the stadium's historic character...
Thy will be done in my life (09/25/04)
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 The will of God is the desire of a father who loves his children beyond their human comprehension. God is love (I John 4:8), and what God wants for his children always flows out of his love and good will toward them...
Four men and a sports bar (09/25/04)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- They were gone. Now they're back. Or are they? According to a Nielsen Media Research report a year ago, droves of men aged 18 to 34, one of the most coveted demographic groups by advertisers, had stopped watching prime-time TV...
Grady Sappington (09/25/04)
MILLCREEK, Ill. -- Grady U. Sappington, 78, of Millcreek died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Union County Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Floyd, Ark., son of John Weston and Sarah Elizabeth Keith Sappington. He and Ruby Newton were married Jan. 29, 1958, in St. Louis...
Pauline Blaney (09/25/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Pauline Blaney, 85, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at her home. She was born June 18, 1919, in Murray, Ky., daughter of William Novis and Bessie Mae Hurt Wells. She and Edgar L. "Monk" Blaney were married March 7, 1935, in Metropolis, Ill. He died Feb. 26, 1994...
Dr. Urban Kramer Jr. (09/25/04)
Dr. Urban L. Kramer Jr., 75, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at his home. He was born July 16, 1929, in Clinton, N.J., son of Urban Lewis and Helen Apgar Kramer. He and Marian Schlemeyer were married June 20, 1959, at Labadie, Mo. Kramer was a graduate of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, Mo., and the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine...
Gordon Willhoite (09/25/04)
Gordon L. Willhoite, 79, of Hillsboro, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004. Willhoite was formerly of Cape Girardeau and worked at Massey Ferguson Equipment Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joan Willhoite of Hillsboro; two daughters, Penny Willhoite Staver of Harrisburg, Pa., Wendy Willhoite Franklin of St. Louis; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Smith Willhoite of Minneapolis, Minn.; and six grandchildren...
Dwight Thomas (09/25/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dwight Thomas, 72, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1932, at Arbyrd, Mo., son of Emmett and Minnie Thomas. Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Sikeston. ...
Christine Cantrell (09/25/04)
Christine Mylinda Cantrell, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 29, 1921, at Hayti, Mo., daughter of William Walter and Grace Bell Terrett Brasher. She and Eugene Cantrell were married March 12, 1938, in Cape Girardeau...
Rosemary Keene (09/25/04)
Rosemary Keene, 72, of Marblehead, Mass., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in Salem Hospital. She was born June 6, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of Rocco and Mary Haddad Basalone. Keene was a graduate of Ramona Catholic High School and Immaculate Heart College in California. She was a teacher in California, Japan and Germany before moving to Massachusetts...
Births 9/25/04 (09/25/04)
Gundersen Daughter to Jim and Pam Gundersen of St. Charles, Mo., St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 9:06 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004. Name, Anabel Elizabeth. Weight, 6 pounds 5 ounces. Fourth child, second daughter. Mrs. Gundersen is the former Pam Hurst, daughter of Steve and Penny Hurst of Yuma, Ariz., and formerly of Cape Girardeau. Gundersen is the son of Jim and Rea Gundersen of Las Cruces, N.M. He is self-employed in insurance sales...
Fire report 09/25/04 (09/25/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 4:10 p.m., fire alarm at 245 Aquamsi St. At 4:27 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of Good Hope Street. At 5:57 p.m., illegal burn at 915 S. Pacific St. At 6:09 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2500 block of Jonquil Lane...
Police report 09/25/04 (09/25/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Bradley Heath Redfering, 21, 2838 Whitener St., Apt. 1, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Christopher Tyrone Jackson, 20, 24 Village Drive, Apt. 2, was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked...
Out of the past 9/25/04 (09/25/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 25, 1994 Special worship service is held in morning to dedicate newly renovated sanctuary building of First Baptist Church. Air Evac, which is purchasing assets of Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport fixed-base-operator Cape Central Airways, has entered into 15-year lease with city with option for five-year extension...
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