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Stories from Monday, October 11, 2004

Cape fire, police probe blaze at building (10/11/04)
The cause of a fire in a basement apartment early Sunday afternoon is undetermined as the Cape Girardeau fire and police departments conduct investigations, officials said Sunday. The fire department received a call at 2:05 p.m. that reported smoke coming from a basement window at 148 S. Lorimier St., a three-story apartment building...
Substance abuse coalition garners $7,000 grant (10/11/04)
The Southeast Missouri Youth Substance Abuse Coalition, facilitated by the United Way of Southeast Missouri, has been awarded $7,000 by the Missouri Department of Mental Health's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program...
Businesses hope to preserve uptown history (10/11/04)
Irmagard Siemer has a soft spot for history. Her appliance business on Jackson's High Street has a multi-colored floor and a facade on the front of the building that is nothing close to what the building looked like when it was built many decades ago...
Reclaiming a childhood based on the Holocaust (10/11/04)
For Felicia Graber, it was hard to understand why she would have fears of train stations, large crowds and the dark until she started to reconstruct her memories as a child living through the Holocaust. Aided by her mother's accounts and eight 90-minute tapes from her father, the 64-year-old retired school teacher from St. Louis has been able to recapture her Jewish heritage and retrace her parents' lives through her native Poland...
One-in-a-million girl finds hero at home (10/11/04)
There is a miniature residence within the walls of the Blankenship house at 1006 E. Second St. in Scott City. It's a place where 2-year-old Kristan Blankenship mixes her imagination with real memories of her turbulent past that she doesn't yet seem to fully understand...
Community briefs 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Walk-through drama shows eternal possibilities From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 to 27, a live walk-through drama depicting where you will spend eternity will be held at New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill. Tours begin every 10 minutes. For more information, call 238-1658...
Community cuisine 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Turkey and dressing on table in Jackson A turkey and dressing dinner, sponsored by St. Ann's Sodality, will be served cafeteria style from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Jackson. Carry-outs will be available. Cookout on tap at Bald Knob Cross of Peace...
Cape police honored for torch run participation (10/11/04)
At the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Awards Luncheon in Osage Beach, Mo., law enforcement agencies from around the state were honored for outstanding achievements and dedication to Special Olympics Missouri. The torch run, founded in 1986, is an organization made up of law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics through volunteer and fund-raising efforts. What began 19 years ago as a 30-mile run is now a four-day relay including 931 runners and covering more than 950 miles...
Optimists celebrate with $1 million pledge (10/11/04)
An organization that started over a cup of coffee has now made a $1 million pledge to fund childhood cancer research. The Optimist Club of Cape Girardeau, also known as the Cape Evening Optimist Club, is a service organization celebrating its 78th year in the community. The group now sponsors Tour de Cape, Respect for Law and Youth in Government, as well as Student of the Month awards and essay contests and an annual soap box derby and basketball and soccer leagues for children...
Community Q&A 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
n Name: Jana Jateff Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Husband, Bruce; two children, McLane who is married and lives in Sikeston and is the mother of Caden, 5, and Lindsey, a senior at Cape Girardeau Central High School. Job: Senior sales director of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Volunteer projects include Project Charlie facilitator and trainer for 17 years and Teen Challenge volunteer...
Results of last week's online poll (10/11/04)
Flu season is approaching and the government has recommended those at highest risk -- the elderly and small children, health-care providers and people with pre-existing illnesses -- get flu shots as soon as possible. Last week's online poll asked, "Do you plan to get a flu shot this year?" (434 votes)...
Military digest 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Seaman Wilcox completes basic training Navy Seaman Apprentice Jeremy P. Wilcox, son of Patty A. Wilcox of Sikeston, Mo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Wilcox is a 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Study - Mo. gamblers seek help more often (10/11/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A study by Harvard researchers found that about 39,000 Missourians experienced a serious gambling problem in the past year, and Kansas City and St. Louis are epicenters for the state's problem gamblers. The Port Authority of Kansas City provided a $297,000 grant for the study, which focused on 5,125 Missourians who voluntarily excluded themselves from the state's casinos between late 1996 and early 2004...
FBI - Washington ferries eyed for attack (10/11/04)
SEATTLE -- Federal authorities believe Washington state's ferry system has been under surveillance and could be a possible target for a terrorist attack, The Seattle Times reported Sunday. An FBI assessment determined that 19 suspicious incidents reported by law enforcement officers, ferry workers and passengers since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were highly likely or extremely likely to involve terrorist surveillance...
Investigators hunt for cause of deadly bus crash on I-55 (10/11/04)
MARION, Ark. -- Investigators on Sunday combed through a patch of grass near an interstate highway, searching for clues to why a tour bus drifted off the pavement and overturned, killing 14 people. Fifteen passengers remained hospitalized in Little Rock and Memphis, Tenn., many in critical condition with injuries that included collapsed lungs, broken hips and head wounds they suffered when the bus wandered off Interstate 55 in northeastern Arkansas...
Major decisions determine college success (10/11/04)
It's a well-worn pickup line at college keg parties: What's your major? And in today's uncertain job market, it's a lot more. Positions once filled by graduates with yesterday's hot majors are disappearing or being shipped overseas, so a student's answer to the question is one of the most important financial decisions they will ever make...
Gas prices jump along with crude oil prices (10/11/04)
Gasoline prices have climbed nearly 8 cents a gallon in the past two weeks because of record-high crude oil prices, and they are likely to continue rising, an industry analyst said Sunday. From Sept. 24 through Friday, the combined national average for all grades of gas rose from $1.94 to $2.02 a gallon, said Trilby Lundberg, who publishes the semimonthly Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country...
Corporate tax bill clears major hurdle (10/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate late Sunday resolved a dispute delaying passage of a sweeping corporate tax bill and two spending bills for disaster relief and homeland security, clearing the way for senators to adjourn today to hit the campaign trail. The agreement removed parliamentary roadblocks thrown up by Sen. ...
U.S. troop level tied to Iraq election (10/11/04)
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- The United States may be able to reduce its troop levels in Iraq after the January elections if security is strengthened and Iraqi government forces continue to expand and improve, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday...
Bedouin sold explosives possibly used in resort bombings (10/11/04)
TABA, Egypt -- A Bedouin tribesman has confessed to selling explosives that might have been used in three deadly car bombings targeting Israeli tourists, and investigators were looking into possible Palestinian militant involvement, Egyptian security officials said Sunday...
Afghan candidates for president OK independent inquiry (10/11/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan election officials agreed Sunday to create an independent commission to probe opposition charges of fraud in this nation's first-ever presidential poll, while ballot-boxes stuffed with the aspirations of the people of this war-ravaged land started to stack up in counting centers...
Notre Dame wins district softball title (10/11/04)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- Notre Dame won its third district softball title in four years on Sunday, defeating defending champion Windsor 3-0 in the Class 3 District 2 final. Miranda Schlosser, backed by a reliable defense, threw a three-hitter for her second shutout of the postseason. Schlosser, a sophomore right-hander, beat St. Pius 4-0 on a two-hitter in the tournament semifinals on Saturday...
Parker Bohn III visits Jackson alley (10/11/04)
Over 300 people welcomed Professional Bowling Association great Parker Bohn III to Main Street Lanes as the featured guest for the First Annual Great, Greater and Greatest Bowlers of Southeast Missouri Sunday afternoon in Jackson. "Basically we just gather together bowlers of all ages to honor the tradition of bowling in Southeast Missouri," said John Litz, general manager of Main Street Lanes, which opened in early July. "It's both a celebration and an opportunity to show off Parker."...
Rams stun Seahawks in OT (10/11/04)
St. Louis rallied from a late 17-point deficit and won 33-27 in overtime. By Tim Korte ~ The Associated Press SEATTLE -- Marc Bulger was at his best when his teammates needed him most. Bulger threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Shaun McDonald 3 minutes into overtime, leading the Rams to a thrilling 33-27 victory over Seattle on Sunday...
Cards march on to NLCS (10/11/04)
St. Louis finished off the Dodgers with a 6-2 road victory. By John Nadel ~ The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals sure looked like the best team in baseball. St. Louis advanced to the NL championship series for the third time in five years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 Sunday night to win their first-round playoff 3-1...
Nemechek caps winning weekend at Banquet 400 (10/11/04)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Joe Nemechek completed a weekend sweep Sunday, holding off a charging Ricky Rudd to win the NASCAR Nextel Cup Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway. This one was almost as close as his half car-length victory over Greg Biffle in the Busch Series event Saturday, with Nemechek and Rudd racing side-by-side and bumping once with a lap to go before Nemechek took control again and beat Rudd to the finish by 0.081 seconds -- about 1 1/4 car-lengths...
NFL results - week 5 (10/11/04)
Patriots 24, Dolphins 10 The New England Patriots set an NFL record for consecutive wins, counting playoffs, with plenty of help from the winless Miami Dolphins. The Patriots (4-0) won their 19th straight on Sunday, a victory built on two touchdown passes by Tom Brady and two more turnovers by the offensively inept Dolphins, who fell to 0-5...
Tigers sit atop pack in Big 12 North (10/11/04)
WACO, Texas -- Missouri is in the rarified air of first place in the Big 12 North. Brad Smith's three touchdown passes, Joe Tantarelli's three field goals, and a stout defense enabled Missouri to defeat Baylor 30-10 Saturday night. The Tigers (4-1, 2-0) grabbed first place in the North after Texas Tech whipped Nebraska 70-10 in Lubbock. ...
Sports briefs 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Colleges UAB assistant coach Pat Donohoe was arrested on a marijuana possession charge during a recruiting trip. Donohoe, 51, was arrested Friday after a small amount of what was apparently marijuana was found in his vehicle, state troopers spokesman Sgt. Tim Sartain said. A trooper had pulled him over for an unspecified traffic violation...
Area sports digest 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Dalhousie captures the SEMO Cup The Dalhousie Golf Club shot a 677 to win the SEMO Cup golf tournament Saturday at the Sikeston Country Club. Westwood Hills Country Club finished second with a 692 and the Cape Girardeau Country Club followed with a 706...
Gypsy Rose blossoming in Cape (10/11/04)
The most colorful house in Cape Girardeau is about to become the most colorful bed and breakfast in town. Business partners James F. Coley and Eldon G. Nattier recently announced that they are getting ready to softly open their newest venture, Gypsy Rose bed and breakfast at 627 S. Sprigg St. The two own five houses on the 600 block of South Sprigg Street, including the 96-year old building at 611 that now houses their Rose Bed Inn bed and breakfast...
Rock's reclusive genius returns to stage with a 'Smile' (10/11/04)
LOS ANGELES -- If Brian Wilson could change just one thing in life, it wouldn't be the legendary emotional traumas, the insecurities, the drug abuse, the battles with weight or the endless legal conflicts that nearly destroyed him. "I would have made the rhythm of 'California Girls' a little better," Wilson deadpans. "That," he adds with the slightest of smiles, "is my only regret."...
Alternative to copyright status quo is slowly gaining steam (10/11/04)
to make the anti-war documentary "Uncovered," producers spent roughly half of their $200,000 budget -- not to mention countless hours -- securing the rights to footage of President Bush and other public figures. They even had to remove a few clips when the copyright owners denied permission outright...
Major decisions determine college success (10/11/04)
Shifting job-market currents make college degree selection a tricky question. The Associated Press It's a well-worn pickup line at college keg parties: What's your major? And in today's uncertain job market, it's a lot more. Positions once filled by graduates with yesterday's hot majors are disappearing or being shipped overseas, so a student's answer to the question is one of the most important financial decisions they will ever make...
SIEC board member, worker receive training (10/11/04)
Two local men associated with the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative received different types of training recognition in September. Board member Richard D. Moss of Tamms, Ill., received the Credential Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The certificate signifies completion of courses on business and financial planning, director duties and liabilities, understanding the electric business and board roles and relationships...
Annual fair takes work out of job hunting (10/11/04)
Web site sejobsonline.com is trying to make good help easier for area employers to find. That's why the site and its parent company, the Southeast Missourian, are putting on the third annual Career Fair at the Show Me Center Oct. 26. There, companies of all types and sizes from St. Louis to Memphis can set up shop and reach out to the current crop of prospective employees...
Marie Weaks (10/11/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Marie Dickerman Weaks of Sikeston died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. She was daughter of Harold Dickerman and Mary Oliver Dickerman Tally. She and Robert Henry "Jake" Weaks were married. He died Nov. 14, 1995. She was a member of First Christian Church at Sikeston and was a volunteer Pink Lady at Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston for over 20 years...
Lorene Crider (10/11/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lorene Crider, 90, of Sikeston died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. She was born Feb. 12, 1914, at Tomlin, Ark., daughter of Bud and Mattie Poore McGarity. She and Clyde Crider were married Jan. 27, 1931, at Little Rock, Ark. He died May 14, 1982...
Lonnie Schremp (10/11/04)
Lonnie J. Schremp, 91, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at the Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 10, 1913, in Perry County, son of Isedore and Eulia Milfelt Schremp. He and Claris Buatte were married. She preceded him in death. He and Retta Moran-Munier were married April 25, 1987, at Perryville...
Three injured in two-car accident (10/11/04)
Three people were injured in an accident late Saturday morning on highway 25, two miles south of Delta. In a 2004 GMC, driver James Brown, 58, of Grover, Mo., received serious injures and passenger Elwanda Brown, 75, of Grover, received moderate injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: A motor vehicle accident at East Jackson Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: An emergency medical service at North Farmington Road. A mutual aid at South Ellis Street...
Cape police report 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Nathan Andrew LaGrand, 21, of 3120 Laurel Lane, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Jonathan Charles Betts, 24, of 426 E. Jefferson, Anna, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 11, 1979 For a while last week the controversial Deja Vu Massage Parlor at Leemon was apparently closed down, but Cape Girardeau County Sheriff James J. Below says the owner of the parlor has indicated she plans to stay in business there despite opposition from county residents...
Highway would cause changes in bridge exits (10/11/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that if the federal government approved I-66 to come over the Cape bridge, highway guidelines would prevent there being exits at the current locations?...
Hurricane prices (10/11/04)
It stands to reason that Florida's economy would feel the sting of hurricanes, since four struck the state earlier this summer. But consumers in Southeast Missouri and other parts of the country will see the effects when buying gasoline, orange juice or even peanuts...
Discovery raises questions (10/11/04)
To the editor: I understand that a computer disk has been discovered in Iraq that contains the floor plans, and other information, for a number of public schools in America. Since Kerry and the 9-11 commission maintain that there never was an al Qaida link to Iraq, who do you suppose that disk belonged to, and what do you suppose they intended to do with that information?...
Vote yes on school issue (10/11/04)
To the editor: On Nov. 2, the voters of Jackson School District will have an opportunity to vote on an important school issue. The issue is a much-needed building program for the Jackson High School campus. I am writing this letter to encourage you to vote "YES" on Nov. 2...
Speak out 10/11/04 (10/11/04)
Never enough FOR THE life of me, I just can't figure out why the government doesn't have enough flu vaccine made to cover everybody who wants it. Every year we go through this and there's always some kind of crisis to where we don't have enough and here it is the beginning of the season and we still don't have enough. ...
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