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Stories from Friday, October 8, 2004

Antique appraisals will help raise funds for Glenn House (10/08/04)
Anyone who wants to know more about their family heirlooms can bring them to an appraisal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Career and Technology Center, 1080 S. Silver Springs Road. Malcolm Ivey of Ivey-Selkirk Galleries in Clayton, Mo., will send eight experienced appraisers: two who will appraise furniture and two will appraise fine arts (paintings, prints, old photographs, lithographs and posters). ...
Official says no expansion planned for A Plus program (10/08/04)
Missouri's APlus Schools scholarship program, contrary to some media reports, hasn't been expanded to public four-year colleges, the program's state director said Thursday. The program provides funding for qualified students to attend Missouri's community colleges or technical schools...
Cape teen charged after shoving police officer down stairs (10/08/04)
A Cape Girardeau police officer was injured Thursday afternoon when a suspect he was trying to question pushed him down a flight of stairs. According to patrolman Jason Selzer, Sgt. Kevin Orr, 44, was taken to a local hospital emergency room for treatment of a cut above his eye, which required stitches, and injuries to his knees and face. He was released around 3 p.m...
Sheriff Ferrell turns in badge of honor (10/08/04)
So much has changed in the 28 years since Bill Ferrell was elected Scott County sheriff. And so much is about to change. On Dec. 31, Ferrell will walk out of the sheriff's office for the last time. He isn't really retiring, he says, but leaving a job he's given his life to so he can do something else for a while and be with his family more...
Junior high reaches out to South Cape parents (10/08/04)
If the parents won't come to you, you go to the parents. It's a simple concept, one that Central Junior High principal Lee Gattis hopes will be enough to attract hard-to-reach parents to a special, second-chance back-to-school night Tuesday at the Salvation Army gymnasium...
Horizon director guests on TV show (10/08/04)
Cindy Schmoll, director of Horizon Enrichment Center in Cape Girardeau, will be the next guest on "Independently Speaking." She will be speaking about services that Horizon offers adults with disabilities on the program to air on WDKA49 (Channel 17 on cable) on Sunday at 5:30 a.m. and on Cape Girardeau Cable Access Channel 5 on Tuesday and Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. "Independently Speaking" is produced by the Semo Alliance for Disability Independence...
Giving the gift of language (10/08/04)
Editor's note: A student's name in this story has been changed. By Callie Clark ~ Southeast Missourian Abbey Aguirre was called to Cape Girardeau by God. The 70-year-old Hispanic woman believes that with all her heart. "I feel like a missionary here," she says...
Southeast bids for first OVC win this weekend at home (10/08/04)
The Southeast Missouri State University volleyball team will look for its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season at 7 tonight when Tennessee Tech visits Houck Field House. The Otahkians also will play at home Saturday, facing Austin Peay at 2 p.m. Southeast is 1-12 overall and 0-3 in OVC play...
Kick started - Freshmen class helps Otahks to fast start (10/08/04)
Southeast Missouri State University women's soccer coach Heather Nelson knew the Otahkians' freshmen class would be good. Nelson just didn't anticipate her five newcomers -- all products of St. Louis-area high schools -- being so good so fast. "I think they've done better than I anticipated," Nelson said. "I didn't expect so many to be starting."...
Jackson adds new sidewalk to trail system (10/08/04)
Over the last several decades, the city of Jackson -- and its residents -- largely ignored the pedestrian population. Property owners allowed the sidewalks in front of their homes to crumble and disappear over time. The city didn't require or encourage developers to build sidewalks. Developers and homeowners declined to build sidewalks in many neighborhoods...
Retention of Judge Teitelman could ensure Democratic dominance (10/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In his two-plus years on the Missouri Supreme Court, Judge Richard Teitelman has ruled with the prevailing side 92.3 percent of the time and provided the pivotal vote in several narrow 4-3 decisions. Teitelman was appointed in March 2002 by Gov. Bob Holden, a Democrat. On Nov. 2, Missouri voters will decide if Teitelman deserves a full 12-year term on the court...
Worker killed at Lambert Airport (10/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- An electrician who died while working on lights in a runway area at Lambert Airport was identified Thursday as a suburban St. Louis man. Dean Nordmann, 35, of Bridgeton, apparently was electrocuted about 1 p.m. Wednesday, said Pat Kriegshauser, executive vice president of Sachs Electric Co...
Ashcroft says FBI stepping up efforts to protect election (10/08/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Americans can rest assured that terrorists won't get the opportunity to disrupt the Nov. 2 election, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday. Ashcroft, speaking to about 200 Rotary Club members in Springfield, reiterated that he has issued a directive allowing the FBI to seek the help of other federal agencies to ensure the election goes off without a hitch...
Two Dexter men compete for open Missouri House seat (10/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Until Republican Rob Mayer toppled a popular incumbent four years ago, the 159th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives was safely Democratic. With Mayer stepping down to run for the Senate, Democrats view the district as one of their best opportunities to regain lost ground in Southeast Missouri. ...
Bush, Cheney left off Carter County absentee ballot (10/08/04)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Carter County officials are reprinting absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 general election after discovering that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were left off. The ballots were mailed beginning Sept. 21, and Carter County Clerk Becky Gibbs said several voters noticed the oversight...
Senators seek to light Arch in fight against breast cancer (10/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- For 39 years, the Gateway Arch has towered as homage to America's westward expansion. Having lost his mother to breast cancer, Jim Talent wants it basked in pink light as a hopeful symbol of the fight against the disease. With Missouri Republican colleague Kit Bond, Talent this week won Senate passage of a bill that would put the 640-foot-tall landmark awash in pink floodlights in observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
President - Iraq didn't have WMDs (10/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and his vice president conceded Thursday in the clearest terms yet that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, even as they tried to shift the Iraq war debate to a new issue -- whether the invasion was justified because Saddam was abusing a U.N. oil-for-food program...
Mars rover plots 'escape' while twin keeps climbing (10/08/04)
LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Mars rovers don't seem to be wearing out, so mission planners have begun to think more boldly -- including a plan to let one climb up a steep slope from a crater it has been exploring to set out across a plain. "The rovers have lasted longer than expected, but as long as we have them we're going to keep them busy," project manager Jim Erickson said Thursday in a conference call with reporters...
Japanese cars top government's list of most fuel efficient (10/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle. The manual version of the hybrid Honda Insight tops the list of 2005 vehicles with 61 miles per gallon in the city and 66 mpg on the highway, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy said Thursday. ...
Democrats, GOP exchange words over ethics rebuke (10/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- Leading House Republicans and Democrats exchanged harsh recriminations Thursday over the second ethics committee rebuke in a week for Rep. Tom DeLay, the GOP's No. 2 leader. The day after the 57-year-old Texan was cited by the House ethics committee for questionable conduct, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said his Republican colleagues should decide whether "they want an ethically unfit person to be their majority leader or do they want to remove the ethical cloud that hangs over the Capitol?". ...
Kerry-Bush rematch set for tonight (10/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- President Bush needs to do a lot more than improve his body language for tonight's second debate, says Democrat John Edwards. The Republicans say it's John Kerry who's got the explaining to do about his policies. "The president of the United States, in order to perform well in a debate, needs to do more than not screw up his face and needs to do more than string a sentence together," vice presidential candidate Edwards said Thursday in Bayonne, N.J. ...
Saddam's oil schemes include secret accounts, suitcases of cash (10/08/04)
NEW YORK -- Suitcases full of cash, secret bank accounts, covert operatives, corrupt politicians on the take. A report detailing alleged illicit U.N. oil-for-food deals with the former Iraq government paints a portrait of Saddam Hussein as an international gangster -- not a nuclear terrorist...
Nation briefs 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Lava dome continues to rise at Mount St. Helens MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. -- Part of the lava dome in Mount St. Helens' crater has risen 50 to 100 feet since Tuesday while earthquake activity remained low, signs that magma is moving upward without much resistance, scientists said Thursday. With the latest rising, an area of the crater floor just south of the nearly 1,000-foot lava dome has risen about 250 feet since the mountain began stirring two weeks ago, Lowenstern said...
Sept. 11 families push government for reform (10/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- Sept. 11 families spent the week pleading, screaming, and in some instances weeping for Congress to pass intelligence reforms needed to prevent another such attack, but election year politics put some of them on different sides of the debate...
Three rockets slam into Baghdad Sheraton (10/08/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Rockets struck a Baghdad hotel housing foreign contractors and journalists late Thursday, drawing return fire and underscoring the precarious security in the heart of the Iraqi capital. Outside Baghdad, roadside bombings killed two more American soldiers...
Anglican leader - Episcopal Church cannot be trusted (10/08/04)
NEW YORK -- The most influential Anglican leader in Africa -- home to nearly half the world's Anglicans -- said Thursday that the U.S. Episcopal Church has created a "new religion" by confirming a gay bishop in New Hampshire, breaking the bonds between the denominations with roots in the Church of England...
Afghanistan's elections take place in atmosphere of possibility (10/08/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's first-ever presidential vote puts this nation of mud-brick houses and tribal fiefdoms on the edge of an improbable experiment with democracy. Osama bin Laden's training bases have been uprooted, and Afghanistan is no longer a haven for international terrorists. But three years to the day since a U.S. bombing campaign toppled the Taliban regime, Islamic militancy lives on, the drug trade is booming and warlords hold sway over much of the country...
World briefs 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Sectarian bombing in Pakistan kills 39 MULTAN, Pakistan -- A bomb attack on Sunni Muslim radicals in central Pakistan Thursday killed at least 39 people, wounded more than 100 and prompted the government to ban religious and political gatherings nationwide. Two bombs planted in a car and motorcycle exploded at a predawn gathering of about 3,000 Sunnis in the city of Multan in what police suspected was a sectarian attack...
Explosion tears through Egyptian resort, killing 30 (10/08/04)
EILAT, Israel -- An explosion tore through a resort hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where Israelis were vacationing at the end of a Jewish holiday Thursday night, killing at least 30 people and wounding more than 160, officials said. Two smaller blasts were reported later at other tourist sites in the Sinai, and witnesses gave reports that car bombs caused all three explosions. ...
Central captures district; doubles team makes state (10/08/04)
The Tigers will play in the sectional tournament on Saturday. By Bill Hester ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian The Central girls tennis team will be represented again at the state meet. Central coach Annette Slattery's streak of 24 years with a player at the state tournament continued Thursday when Dani Gross and Brett Ford qualified in doubles with a second-place finish at the Class 2 District 1 Tournament at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis...
Game No. 91 - Central, Jackson build on an old rivalry (10/08/04)
In the ebb and flow of a rivalry approaching 100-years, Central will be cast in the underdog role tonight when it visits Jackson. Last year heading into the annual Central-Jackson clash, the Tigers were off to a 4-1 start and considered one of the top teams in the area. Jackson, a mediocre 2-2 at the time, dominated the Tigers en route to a 27-14 win...
Poplar Bluff eliminates Central (10/08/04)
The Tigers' four-year streak of district titles came to an end with a 4-3 semifinal loss. Central softball's four-year reign on the Class 4 District 1 title came to an end Thursday night with a 4-3 semifinal loss to Poplar Bluff at Jackson. The sixth-seeded Tigers, featuring only two seniors, ended the season 8-18. Second-seeded Poplar Bluff will move on to Saturday's championship game against top-seeded Hillsboro...
ND edges Jackson (10/08/04)
Bryce Willen scored a header on a free kick to give Notre Dame (9-8) a 1-0 boys soccer victory against Jackson at home. Andrew Buelow assisted on the goal. Nathan Kolda recorded the shutout. VOLLEYBALL Leopold 25-25 Jackson 18-23 Leopold (14-5) swept visiting Jackson (14-9-3). ...
Delta advances to final to face Naylor, which ousted Chaffee (10/08/04)
Delta set up a rematch with Naylor in the Class 1 District 1 softball final with a 13-3 five-inning victory against Thayer in the semifinals Thursday at Naylor. The championship game is set for 3 p.m. today. Delta lost to Naylor last year after winning the previous three district titles...
Dodgers' Bradley plays in wake of confrontation with reporter (10/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Milton Bradley was back in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup Thursday, a day following a clubhouse confrontation between the outfielder and a reporter he called an "Uncle Tom." Rich Levin, a spokesman for the commissioner's office, said major league baseball officials had made several telephone calls on the matter. Levin said there will not be an investigation...
Braves even series with 11th-inning HR (10/08/04)
ATLANTA -- With plenty of incentive, Rafael Furcal made sure the Atlanta Braves' season lasts at least two more games. Set to report to jail once the postseason ends, Furcal hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning that sent the Braves over the Houston Astros 4-2 Thursday and tied their NL playoff series at one game each...
Cardinals seize control of series with 8-3 victory (10/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny, Edgar Renteria and the St. Louis Cardinals can win with singles, doubles and triples, too. After tying a postseason record with five home runs in the opener, the Cardinals stayed in the ballpark for Game 2 Thursday night. The result was exactly the same: another 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Sports briefs 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Baseball n Sammy Sosa was fined $87,400 -- one day's salary -- for arriving late and leaving early at the Cubs' regular-season finale at Wrigley Field. Sosa arrived 70 minutes before Sunday's first pitch, and he apparently left 15 minutes after the first pitch without putting on his uniform, according to security cameras in the team's parking lot. ...
All you have to do is live long enough (10/08/04)
Editor's note: The following column was originally published in July of 2001. I've heard folks, usually of a particular age, say something like: If you live long enough, you'll see everything. But I didn't know exactly what they meant. Until about 4:02 p.m. Tuesday when an e-mail popped up on my computer screen...
Odyssey packed with fresh features (10/08/04)
Mention lazy susan and most folks think about an appliance on the kitchen table. But Mr. Honda thinks it belongs in a minivan. The anxiously awaited 2005 Odyssey is here, and a lazy susan is just one of the nifty features in the totally redesigned people mover...
Coming to theaters 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
'Friday Night Lights' Starring Bily Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Derek Luke, Tim Mcgraw and Jay Hernandez. Focusing on the religion that is Texas high-school football, "Friday Night Lights" tells the story of the 1988 Odessa Permian High Panthers. ...
Everybody's a critic - 'Ladder 49' (10/08/04)
Three stars (out of four) At the beginning of "Ladder 49," Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is a rookie fireman introduced to Capt. Kennedy, (John Travolta) while he is drinking Old Bushmills and wearing boxers with red hearts on them. Morrison meets the other firefighters via a fake confessional with a "chaplain." This sets the tone of camaraderie and friendship with Morrison and his soon-to-be buddies...
Painting the mythic (10/08/04)
Painter Kay WalkingStick has always thought of herself as an artist, even before the gallery shows and write-ups in prestigious publications. "As far as I was concerned, my career started when I was in college. I had a clear idea I was an artist, I didn't have a clear idea of me as a painter," said WalkingStick, who is also an art professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y...
A brush with greatness (10/08/04)
It started simply enough. Ron Koehler made his first paintbrush sculpture as an example for his art class at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., about 10 years ago. Thirty-five hundred brush sculptures later, Koehler's example has turned into a never-ending series...
Artifacts 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
River City Players bring audience into the jury room The River City Players' latest dinner theater production, "Twelve Angry Jurors," opens today at Port Cape's River City Yacht Club. The production is a jury-room drama that is based on a televised play that aired in the 1960s. ...
Rudy Emmons (10/08/04)
Rudy Melvin Emmons, 58, of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 30, 1946, at Benton, Mo., son of Eugene W. and Mildred Angle Emmons. He and Dahlia Puerta were married March 4, 1967, in Key West, Fla...
Ben Wiseman (10/08/04)
Ben Frank Wiseman, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry Hezekiah and Mary Van Amburg Wiseman. He and Evelyn Marie Ringwald were married May 8, 1942, in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Gary Darnall (10/08/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gary Ronald Darnall, 53, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1951, in Sikeston, son of Harry Robert and Jolene Darnall. He and Rita Carolyn Skinner were married in 1970. She died in 1973. Darnall worked at Mercer's Body Shop. He attended Miner Baptist Church...
Lottie Job (10/08/04)
Lottie L. Job, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lester Triplett (10/08/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- James Lester Triplett, 79, of Sikeston, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 24, 1925, at Dexter, Mo., son of H.C. and Effie Elizabeth Duncan Triplett. He and Ruth Wornica were married Feb. 26, 1945...
Fannie Fodge (10/08/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Fannie Lou Fodge, 95, formerly of Blodgett, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Anniston, Mo., daughter of Ernest D. and Berten W. McGrew Peck. She and Charles L. Fodge were married Aug. 15, 1924, in New Madrid, Mo. He died Jan. 15, 1987...
Kaitlyn Ward (10/08/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kaitlyn Jewell Ward, 6 weeks, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 2004, in Sikeston, daughter of Roy L. Ward II and Jennifer Lee Corbin. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Tyler Ward of the home; paternal grandparents, Roy L. and Ann Ward Sr.; maternal grandparents, Jerry and LaDonna Corbin; paternal great-grandparents, Edna and Don Kitchen; and maternal great-grandparents, Howard and Luthell Brewer, all of Sikeston...
Births 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Sotelo Daughter to Carlos Alberto Sotelo and Amanda Kay Troyer of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:33 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004. Name, Isabella Rose. Weight, 8 pounds 4 ounces. First child. Ms. Troyer is the daughter of Katrina Rhodes of Cape Girardeau and Robert Pierce of Silicon Valley, Calif. She is employed at Monticello House. Sotelo is the son of Teresa Ramirez and Juan Sotelo of Lima, Peru. He is self-employed...
Benton girl, 5, hurt in accident (10/08/04)
A 5-year-old Benton, Mo., girl, a passenger on a motorcycle her mother was operating, was injured at 6 p.m. Wednesday when the motorcycle ran off the roadway. Kaitlyn Webber, daughter of Jennifer Burnell, 29, of Benton, was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment of moderate injuries...
Cape fire report 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Wednesday: At 8:07 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Alta Vista Drive. Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 1:10 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Delwin Street...
Cape police report 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jennifer T. Bagwell, 26, 617 Sycamore St., was arrested on a city warrant for failure to appear for improper registration...
Out of the past 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 8, 1979 MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Firefighters from Marble Hill, Lutesville, Glenallen and Bollinger County fire departments spent much of the weekend battling fires; firefighters fought a house fire at Marble Hill, three brush fires and a grain silo fire at the Ronnie Hindman farm near Sturdivant...
Committed to excellence (10/08/04)
For decades the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has recognized businesses and organizations that play a significant role in the community. In years past, the chamber bestowed an "Industry of the Year" award on one deserving business. Now that award has been renamed the "Commitment to Excellence" award because it better represents what the honor recognizes...
A letter to Cape Girardeau (10/08/04)
I had never visited you in person before, but I've known you well through my mother's memories of a pleasant childhood here. And so we came to visit the scenes of those long-ago days she so lovingly described. The journey into the past was triggered by a communication from cousin Charlotte Caffee, who was researching family history and wondered if I might be able to help trace the Parker family...
Consider environmental risks (10/08/04)
To the editor: Who will lead us into a more moral society in the future? If we practice good morals in everything we do, the Lord will bless us and help us take care of the less important issues. Who we vote for is just one way we can practice good moral conduct...
Muslim scapegoats not the answer (10/08/04)
To the editor: Anti-Americanism in Europe goes way beyond Arab immigrants and low birth rates as Mona Charen suggests. I have lived in Europe the past seven years and know Europe well. Europe does fear its large Arab and Turkish minorities, and Europe has suffered many Muslim race riots in its cities over the past years. ...
Mural painters find local model (10/08/04)
To the editor: While dining at Port Cape Monday night I was approached by an artist, Cameron, working on the river floodwall mural, and was shown a picture of a person on one of the panels, Capt. William "Buck" Leyhe. Amazingly, I looked just like this guy and was asked to model for the mural...
Soldier, family appreciate gift (10/08/04)
To the editor: My brother, SM Sgt. John Weimer, is stationed in Iraq. He sent me an e-mail that said, "Someone from Cape sent me a phone card with no return address, just a message, 'Love and Prayers from Someone Who Cares.'" He would like to say "Thank You," and so would the rest of the family...
Speak out 10/8/04 (10/08/04)
Rottweiler alert ROTTWEILERSCAN be very gentle, but the same gentle dogs can turn on you, your family or friends in a heartbeat and inflict serious injury or death. Statistics prove Rottweilers are the No. 1 dog involved in fatal attacks, especially attacks involving children -- often the children of the owners of the dogs. ...
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