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Stories from Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Cape, Jackson, Scott City spell out rules for fall burning (10/06/04)
Now that leaves are beginning to fall, some homeowners are thinking about raking and burning them. Fire departments from Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City have regulations about burning leaves and other yard waste. Cape Girardeau fire Capt. Sam Welker advises that yard waste may be burned only on the homeowner's property, not in the street. Welker said that fires should not be built under power, telephone or cable lines, or within 50 feet of any structure...
Area county clerks, political activists have register hundreds (10/06/04)
Today is the last day for Missouri residents to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election. Judging by the constant traffic reported at the county clerks' offices in the region, voter turnout should be as heavy as ever this year. "It has been very steady," said Cape Girardeau County election supervisor Patti Schlosser about the number of people coming by the Jackson county clerk's office to register to vote. "You can't do anything else, you just work on voter registration."...
Bands' turn to shine (10/06/04)
Bum pum; bum pum; bzzzzzzz bum pum. The standard snare drummers' cue rattled all over uptown Jackson Tuesday as 11 high school bands and hundreds of onlookers enjoyed the Jackson Band Festival. The festival offered a chance for the bands to take center stage. For the bigger bands like Jackson, Cape Girardeau Central and Perryville, the festival affords them the chance to step out of the football team's shadow...
NRA endorses Blunt (10/06/04)
Missouri gubernatorial candidate Matt Blunt accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association during campaign stops in Cape Girardeau and elsewhere around the state Tuesday. NRA chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre accompanied Blunt on the campaign stops, which began with an 8 a.m. gathering of about 30 Blunt and NRA supporters at the NRA shelter at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau...
Outage forces concert postponement (10/06/04)
An 8 p.m. concert featuring opera singer Judith Farris and the Southeast Missouri State University orchestra was postponed Tuesday due to a campuswide power failure. The concert will be performed today at noon at Academic Auditorium, university officials said...
Squirrel cuts off power to university campus (10/06/04)
A squirrel that crept into a transformer is responsible for a power outage at Southeast Missouri State University's campus Tuesday evening, leaving thousands of students and hundreds of concert-goers in the dark for hours. A spokesman for the university's public safety department said just before 10 p.m. ...
Cape council gives deadline to plane maker (10/06/04)
Renaissance Aircraft will have until Nov. 1 to make bond and lease payments totaling more than $61,000 or face eviction from a city-owned hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The city council set that deadline in a closed-door meeting late Monday night after the financially troubled company failed to make all the payments that city officials said were due last Friday...
Man injured after car hits horse (10/06/04)
An Altenburg, Mo., man sustained moderate injuries at 4:50 p.m. Monday after he struck a horse on U.S. 61 near Fruitland. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Daryl Preusser, 44, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment of moderate injuries. After his 1980 Ford Fiesta struck the horse, it left the side of the road and struck a tree...
Venue changed for Scott City man's trial (10/06/04)
The murder trial of Robert L. Grant of Scott City has been moved to Dent County, south of Rolla. According to court records, the change of venue to move the case was approved Friday. Judge Max Price of the 42nd Judicial Circuit is scheduled to hear a case review Oct. 25...
State panel on hazardous materials to go after 30 firms (10/06/04)
A state panel is prepared to go after companies that refuse to document their hazardous materials and pay a state-imposed fee. The Missouri Emergency Response Commission held its quarterly meeting in Cape Girardeau Tuesday. Several local law enforcement officials attended. Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones is a member of the commission...
EKU QB returns from injury, leads Colonels to OT win (10/06/04)
Eastern Kentucky finally had some good fortune go its way -- and perhaps just in the nick of time to help save the Colonels' Ohio Valley Conference title hopes. The Colonels, who had been playing without star quarterback Matt Guice since the season opener, welcomed Guice back from an injury and he played a major role in Saturday's 39-36 win at Samford in two overtimes...
Southeast golfers finish 3rd at Murray (10/06/04)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's golf team had a strong showing at the Murray State Invitational, finishing third among 10 squads in the 54-hole event that concluded Tuesday. Murray State won with a score of 857, followed by Morehead State (867) and Southeast (869)...
Club news 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Cape Girardeau Area CWU The Cape Girardeau Area Church Women United had their annual Awareness Luncheon at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. Marilyn Fronabarger and Joyce King, president, welcomed guests and members. The purpose of this meeting was to learn about agencies that are in the community. ...
Teresa Heinz Kerry stumps for her husband in St. Louis County (10/06/04)
PINE LAWN, Mo. -- The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry told a crowd at a community health clinic Tuesday that her husband wants to expand the reach of health care to more people while preserving choice for patients and physicians...
Groups drop effort to block Ste. Gen plant (10/06/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Several environmental groups said Tuesday they have abandoned their legal bid to block construction of one of the world's largest cement plants, settling for an "imperfect compromise" they say ensures some safeguards near the Missouri site...
House Republicans seek to quash internet draft rumor (10/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans sought to quash a persistent Internet rumor that President Bush wants to reinstate the draft if he is re-elected, engineering an overwhelming vote Tuesday killing legislation that would do just that. Republicans accused Democrats of feeding the rumor mill to scare young voters and their parents into voting against Bush...
VP candidates clash in debate (10/06/04)
CLEVELAND -- Sen. John Edwards accused the Bush administration Tuesday night of bungling the war in Iraq and presiding over a historic loss of jobs. "Your facts are just wrong," Vice President Dick Cheney shot back in a crackling campaign debate. In a clash at close quarters, Edwards accused Cheney of "not being straight" with the American people about the war. ...
Voter registration groups in Missouri claiming success (10/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a summer of knocking on doors and staffing booths at town festivals, political groups are claiming big successes in signing up new voters for the Nov. 2 election. The actual results will be known soon. Today is the last day for Missourians to register to vote on Election Day...
Crude oil tops top $51 a barrel (10/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices darted above $51 a barrel Tuesday as output in the Gulf of Mexico remains in shambles more than two weeks after Hurricane Ivan tore through the region. Even as the advance in crude futures begins to appear unstoppable, with traders saying $55 a barrel seems possible, some analysts are convinced a speculative bubble has formed. They say prices have become inflated as institutional investors, such as hedge funds and mutual funds, pile on bets in the energy markets...
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield, 82, dies (10/06/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Rodney Dangerfield, the bug-eyed comic whose self-deprecating one-liners brought him stardom in clubs, television and movies and made his lament "I don't get no respect" a catchphrase, died Tuesday. He was 82. Dangerfield, who fell into a coma after undergoing heart surgery, died at 1:20 p.m., said publicist Kevin Sasaki. Dangerfield had a heart valve replaced Aug. 25 at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center...
White House on defensive after Bremer's troop comments (10/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- The White House staunchly defended its Iraq policy Tuesday as new questions emerged about President Bush's prewar decisions and postwar planning. An impending weapons report undercut the administration's main rationale for the war, and the former head of the American occupation said the United States had too few troops in Iraq after the invasion...
Israeli strikes kill father and son, Islamic Jihad leader (10/06/04)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip killed a militant leader and a father and his son, officials said today, bringing to 75 the number of Palestinians killed in a weeklong offensive aimed at ending Palestinian rocket fire on Israeli towns...
U.S.-Iraqi forces attack insurgent stronghold (10/06/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- More than 3,000 U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major operation Tuesday against insurgent strongholds just south of Baghdad, their second mission in five days to wrest control from militants whose attacks threaten national elections seen as crucial to stabilizing this turbulent country...
Flu vaccine shipments halted, raising fear of flu shot shortage (10/06/04)
From staff and wire reports LONDON -- U.S. health officials warned Tuesday of major flu shot shortages after British health officials abruptly pulled the license of the maker of half the U.S. vaccine just as flu season was about to begin. The news means the United States will face "a significant shortage," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institutes of Health's infectious disease chief. American vaccine experts suggested shots this year would likely be rationed...
Notre Dame spikers collect 20th win, sweep Bloomfield (10/06/04)
Playing without its top two middle hitters, Notre Dame's volleyball team still managed to cruise past visiting Bloomfield 25-22, 25-18 Tuesday night. With Laura Browne and Amanda Essner out, Notre Dame used a balanced scoring attack to improve to 20-3-1...
Area softball teams begin quest for state titles (10/06/04)
Sporting perhaps the two top pitchers in the area, Kelly is looking to take its veteran softball squad deep into the playoffs after falling in the Class 2 quarterfinals last season. Kelly (18-6) is the top seed heading into Thursday's Class 2 District 1 tournament at St. Vincent. The Hawks will play at 4 p.m. against the winner of the Crystal City-East Prairie game...
District prep softball glance 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Class 1 District 1 at Naylor Teams: No. 1 Delta (13-10), No. 2 Chaffee (7-5), No. 3 Naylor, No. 4 Thayer, No. 5 Couch Schedule: Thursday, First round -- Thayer vs. Couch, 11 a.m.; Semifinals -- Delta vs. Thayer-Couch winner, 12:30 p.m.; Chaffee vs. Naylor, 2 p.m.; Friday, Championship, 3 p.m...
Prep football notes 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Can run with Chaffee FB follow in Z-rec form Tickets on sale for Central-Jackson Advance tickets can be purchased for the Central-Jackson football game set for Friday at Jackson High School. Tickets are on sale at the Bank of Missouri, SEMOSpecialties and Sports, and Howards Sporting Goods...
Red Devils build point total after silent start (10/06/04)
At the pace Chaffee's offense has improved in the last three weeks, the Red Devils may be able to hang 56 points on the scoreboard in the season finale. OK, that may be an exaggeration for winless Chaffee. "Hopefully, something will go our way and we'll pull one out here," Chaffee coach Terry Brashers said after Friday night's 47-20 loss to Scott City...
NASCAR applies 'soap' to Earnhardt's dirty mouth (10/06/04)
The driver lost his Nextel Cup lead after being penalized for using a curse word after Sunday's victory. By Mike Harris ~ The Associated Press A slip of the tongue on TV cost Dale Earnhardt Jr. first place and $10,000, penalties imposed by an increasingly image-conscious NASCAR...
Redbirds have a blast (10/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Larry Walker is back in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, and he's making the most of his second shot. In the Cardinals' playoff opener, the three-time batting champion led the hit parade. Walker homered twice and St. Louis tied a postseason record by hitting five home runs, overwhelming Odalis Perez and the Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-3 blowout Tuesday...
American League baseball notes (10/06/04)
Red Sox get road win against Angels Curt Schilling pitched 6 2-3 effective innings, Manny Ramirez and Kevin Millar homered during a seven-run burst, and the Red Sox beat the Angels 8-3 Tuesday in Game 1. Pedro Martinez will pitch against Anaheim's Bartolo Colon in Game 2 tonight before the best-of-five series moves to Boston...
Unconscious Tech player moved to rehab center (10/06/04)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Tennessee Tech receiver Drew Hixon, who has been unconscious since a collision in a game Sept. 11, has been transported from Florida to Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center at the University of Virginia. Hixon, the son of Washington Redskins assistant coach Stan Hixon, was injured in a helmet-to-helmet collision in a game against South Florida...
Sports briefs 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Basketball n Scottie Pippen played the sidekick to basketball's greatest star, creating a partnership the Chicago Bulls parlayed into an NBA dynasty with six titles in the 1990s. Pippen's career came to an end Tuesday as he announced his retirement following 17 years in the league. He made the announcement standing in front of the six championship trophies he helped the Bulls win...
Apple and thyme are perfect to flavor low-fat pork chops (10/06/04)
Careful use of the right ingredients can mean diners end up with the best deal: plenty of good taste, without paying the penalty of getting too much fat along with that savory pleasure. Pork chops with apples and thyme is an easily made dish with a seasonal flavor, and this recipe from EatingWell magazine's fall issue has only about 9 grams of fat. The magazine's suggestion for side dishes to round out the meal: quick barley and pureed squash (frozen squash is very convenient)...
Vanilla-pear smoothie, pumpkin muffins are perfect mommy treats (10/06/04)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Few things can make a man who loves to cook feel more utterly useless than a newborn. Admittedly, I'd gotten a bit ahead of myself by the time my wife and I brought our son home from the hospital recently. My head already was full of tastes and textures I wanted him to experience as soon a possible...
Pack a punch with pumpkins (10/06/04)
Credit the Irish with putting a colorful face on Halloween. Carving jack-o'-lanterns is a Halloween custom brought to this country by Irish immigrants arriving to escape "the Hunger," or the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. "A legend grew up about a man named Jack, who was so stingy he was not allowed into heaven when he died," a U.S. ...
Around the house 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
In the garden: Bulb-planting basics Spring-flowering bulbs need a certain number of hours of cold temperatures in order to bloom. The soil temperature should be below 60 degrees before you plant them, which usually means planting in October and early November. ...
Fighting our way to vacation (10/06/04)
Each year, The Other Half and I take one vacation together and one apart. This, combined with our individual checking accounts, opposite work schedules and separate bathrooms, causes some observers to ask, "Do you really call this a marriage?" Nine years, no emergency room visits. 'Nuff said...
Soups warm appetite on cool days (10/06/04)
smcclanahan It is such a joy to see our children grow in age and maturity. Each day brings a new set of problems and victories. As they have turned 7 and 10 years of age, sharing a bedroom was just not going to work out much longer. Each of them, having their own interests and hobbies, needed their own space, not only to live in, but to put all of their stuff...
People talk 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Jimmy Buffett having more fun than ever NEW YORK -- Jimmy Buffett is far from "wasting away in Margaritaville." At 57, he continues to tour and record, with no plans to slow down. "Well, I always said that I wouldn't use a teleprompter and if I start to sing real flat, I'll hang it up," the singer says in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes II" to air tonight. ...
Collin Brimm (10/06/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Collin Brimm, 78, of Oxford, Ark., formerly of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Oxford. He was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Union County, son of Oziah Dee and Nettie White Brimm. He first married Florence Hubbs. He later married Wanda Lee Morgan Feb. 14, 1997, in Oxford...
James Launius (10/06/04)
James Russell Launius, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Lucille York (10/06/04)
Lucille Marie York, 95, of Millersville died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Sept. 4, 1909, in Dorchester, Ill., daughter of John Harmon and Maymie Caroline Gorham Lovell. She and Joseph L. York were married Nov. 27, 1928, in St. Louis. He died Jan. 31, 1964...
Ruby Wammack (10/06/04)
Ruby Wammack, 81, of Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are pending with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Louis Barone (10/06/04)
Louis Barone, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Lane (10/06/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn H. Lane, 93, of Perryville, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Lane was born May 21, 1911, in Fruitland, Mo., daughter of George and Addell Caldwell McNeely. She was a case worker for the Missouri Department of Family Services. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Perryville...
Margie Scott (10/06/04)
Margie P. Scott, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Oak Ridge, daughter of William C. and Flossie Clingingsmith Roberts. She and Harold Scott were married April 6, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 25, 1992...
James Sadler (10/06/04)
James Sadler, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born June 13, 1932, at Oak Ridge, son of Benjamin and Nora Danenport Sadler. He and Joann May were married Feb. 23, 1952, in Piggott, Ark. She died April 27, 2004. Sadler retired as a master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force...
Ollie Bowen (10/06/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ollie Mae Bowen, 90, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Elder Care. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, at Grassy, Mo., daughter of Noah F. and Ida Mae Upchurch Newell. She and Noble H. Bowen were married Dec. 26, 1936, at Benton, Mo...
Marshall Bonifield (10/06/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Marshall W. Bonifield, 80, of Charleston died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Charleston, son of Wroe W. and Ferrel Irene Howard Bonifield. He and Mary V. Morgan were married Jan. 30, 1947...
Cape police report 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Paul Scott Simpson, 20, 625 Jefferson St., was arrested on a Sikeston warrant for contempt of court. Brandon Marquis Daniels, 21, no address given, was arrested on city warrants for contempt of court for failure to pay fines for failing to wear a seatbelt and two counts for failing to appear in court...
Cape fire report 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: At 4:34 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of South Kingshighway. At 5:08 p.m., service call at 712 Normal Ave. At 5:53 p.m., grass fire at Interstate 55 and William Street. At 5:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Aspen Street...
Out of the past 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 6, 1979 Members of Boy Scout Troop 8 of Trinity Lutheran Church spend a day outdoors, cutting and splitting trees at the corner of Frederick and Themis streets where old Trinity Lutheran Church stood before being razed last spring; the boys annually cut and sell firewood to help earn money for troop activities...
Correction 10/6/04 (10/06/04)
Correction Volunteers from Evangelical United Church of Christ used 50 bushels of apples to make apple butter. An incorrect figure was published in Saturday's edition.
Power of entrepreneurship (10/06/04)
On Monday, on the 47th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, humanity again made space-flight history. SpaceShipOne -- designed by Burt Rutan and his company Scaled Composites and built with money from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen -- won the privately funded $10 million Ansari X Prize by becoming the first private vehicle, capable of carrying three individuals, to fly into space twice in a two-week period...
Arias, rock and sunshine (10/06/04)
Last night, electrical darkness shut down a highly-anticipated performance at Academic Hall: Judith Farris (Cape Girardeau native, New York opera singer and teacher to the Broadway stars), was scheduled to sing with the Southeast Missouri Chamber Orchestra. ...
A dry spell (10/06/04)
While hurricanes have dumped buckets of rain on the Eastern Seaboard, Southeast Missouri has been parched. August rainfall recorded for Cape Girardeau totaled 6.15 inches in August, but only 0.02 of an inch was measured in September. Last year the area had 16.52 inches of rain during August and September...
Bush is resolute on major issues (10/06/04)
To the editor: After reading Lance Hahn's letter, I can safely assume that he'll vote for President Bush, as will I, for the same reasons. Bush has stood resolute on the major issues, whereas John Kerry has not. Kerry shifts gears so much he'd wear out the transmission in a Kenworth...
Civil law based on commandments (10/06/04)
To the editor: A recent Speak Out comment made a derogatory remark about Christians that was misinformed. The Lord Jesus would reply to such falsehood, "You don't know the Scriptures, therefore, you do greatly err." The comment about "being sick about putting God back in school" displays a lack of common sense. ...
Biking article fosters understanding (10/06/04)
To the editor: In response to "Finding a bicycle's place on the road" by Bob Miller: Thank you for a well-balanced, well-written article. I appreciate that Miller took the time to ride a bike and try to understand the passion many of us feel when we ride. I do not understand nor appreciate the Speak Out comments, but it did point Miller to a story. Dustin and John have done a great deal to promote bicycling in the Cape Girardeau area...
Blunt supports small business (10/06/04)
To the editor: This letter is in response to your article, "Blunt, McCaskill tout help for business," which omitted that Matt Blunt has received the endorsement of both the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, the two most prominent advocates of small business...
Speak Out A 10/06/04 (10/06/04)
Call them barbarians THE ASSOCIATED Press states that bombing attacks by Iraqi militants killed 35 Iraqi children and wounded scores of other Iraqis. Why doesn't the AP call these beheading barbarian savage terrorists by their actual name, instead of cleaning them up as militants. Barbarians should be called what they are...
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