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Stories from Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Cape school board gets lesson on low-income students (10/12/04)
Which grocery stores' Dumpsters contain thrown-away food? How do you live without electricity or a phone? What happens when there isn't enough money to pay bills? The answers to these questions all boil down to one thing for people living in poverty: survival...
Graduating after a 30-year break (10/12/04)
Thirty years ago, when Teresa Farrow was about 17 years old following her junior year, she knew she was about ready to make what she would later call a "stupid" decision. Stubborn and independent, she did it anyway. Just a physical education class shy of having enough credits to graduate from high school, the rebellious teen got tired of the rules, got mad at mom and dad and ran away. She dropped out of Webster Groves High school in St. Louis...
Scaled-down schools may make a big difference (10/12/04)
~ From Staff and Wire Reports LEBANON, Ore. -- Thinking small may be the next big thing at American high schools. From Oregon to New York, school districts are scaling down to combat problems that are very big indeed: high dropout rates, sinking test scores and low attendance...
Urban high school athletes experience rural life (10/12/04)
WELLSVILLE, Kan They woke up in separate twin beds, in a log cabin on a farm 50 miles away from the police sirens that often zing through their Kansas City, Mo., neighborhood. It was around 7 a.m. when Darrell Cage, Donald Stephenson and Rolando Sawyer walked into the kitchen and saw their football coach, Brandon Smith, frying hash browns, scrambling eggs and cooking sausage...
Boomland diner destroyed by fire; fireworks safe (10/12/04)
Sikeston Standard Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A fire destroyed a well-known Mississippi County restaurant and part of its store over the weekend. Employees of Wally's Chew Chew Restaurant, owned by Wallace Reeves and part of Reeves Boomland located off Exit 10 of Interstate 57 in Charleston, alerted the Charleston Department of Public Safety when they smelled smoke while working around 9:45 p.m. Saturday...
Winans deals with stress fracture in leg (10/12/04)
The injury is not believed to be too serious for the Indians, who open practice on Saturday. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian As Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team prepares to begin practice Saturday, the availability of standout senior guard Derek Winans is in question...
Apathy at the polls in Chile (10/12/04)
Editor's note: Justin Cox is a graduate of Scott City High School and Washington University. He is teaching English in Chile for six months. Like in the United States, elections are quickly approaching here in Chile, and the campaigns for mayor and city council of Antofagasta are in full swing. I majored in political science at Washington University in St. Louis, so I have taken a lot of interest in comparing the mechanisms and quirks of Chile's still-young democracy with our own...
Indians get chance to heal in open week (10/12/04)
Southeast's banged up defenders get extra time to mend injuries. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings believes the Indians' open date over the weekend was --pardon the pun -- just what the doctor ordered...
County - Less than quarter of flu shots ordered arrive (10/12/04)
Cape Girardeau County health providers have received less than a quarter of the flu vaccinations ordered to meet the demand of the upcoming flu season. That fact combined with a nationwide shortage of vaccine has caused concern among area officials and physicians...
Amendment 3 follows trend of earmarking state revenue (10/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At the time Missouri voters approved earmarking half of the proceeds from sales taxes on motor vehicles for road improvements 25 years ago, the state's discretionary general fund constituted 47.5 percent of the overall state budget...
Rainfall offers brief relief (10/12/04)
Southeast Missouri residents awoke Monday to a rare occurrence of late -- gray skies and rainfall expected to continue into tonight. This is the first substantial rainfall Southeast Missouri has seen rain since August. In September, the Cape Girardeau area received only a trace of rain, meaning less than .01 inches. According to the National Weather Service, the Cape Girardeau area received 7.51 inches of rain in September 2003...
Education tops candidates' agendas (10/12/04)
Editor's note: This is the fourth installment in a six-part, weekly series examining key issues in the Missouri governor's race. By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sometime during the four-year term of Missouri's next governor, a pending lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's system for funding public schools likely will be resolved. ...
Learning briefs 10/12 (10/12/04)
Presidential ambassadors named at Southeast Southeast Missouri State University has named students John Claude Holthaus Taylor, Jared White and Amy Brookover, all of Cape Girardeau, and Brent Lewis of Jackson as presidential ambassadors. Presidential ambassadors are student representatives of the president of the university who assist the president and his staff in greeting visiting guests and dignitaries. ...
Trooper wounds man carrying rifle (10/12/04)
WARRENTON, Mo. -- A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper shot and wounded a man Sunday, after the suspect threatened authorities with a rifle, authorities said. Patrol Cpl. Al Nothum said the 36-year-old man lives with his parents in a Warren County home outside of Warrenton...
Outage traps rail riders for an hour (10/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- About 60 passengers on St. Louis' light rail system were trapped for about an hour Monday after power lines fell onto their rail car. The accident happened just before noon, when a backhoe working in Forest Park knocked a utility pole onto a westbound train. The pole apparently fell onto the electric lines that power the trains, knocking out power to four MetroLink stations...
'Elements of Style' now required reading for St. Joseph school (10/12/04)
Associated Press ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- There's no "LOL" -- computer message-speak for "laughing out loud" -- in this book. "U" is a letter, not a pronoun. In St. Joseph's public high schools, instructors aren't "JK" -- just kidding -- about the bad writing habits students pick up from instant messaging, telephone text messaging and computer chat rooms. ...
St. Louis mayor blasts Democrat candidates (10/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is taking a pair of fellow Democrats to task for criticizing their Republican opponents' support of state funding for a new Cardinals baseball stadium. The criticism surfaces in a television ad run by the campaigns of Robin Carnahan, who is running for secretary of state, and Bekki Cook, a candidate for lieutenant governor. The ad began running late last week across the state, but not in the St. Louis market, campaign officials said...
Nation briefs 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
Study: 39 million are working poor families WASHINGTON-- One in every five U.S. jobs pays less than a poverty-level wage for a family of four, according to a study by the nonpartisan Working Poor Families Project. The result of so many low-paying jobs is that nearly 39 million Americans, including 20 million children, are members of "low-income working families" -- those barely having enough money to cover basic needs like housing, groceries and child care, the study found. ...
Flawed candidates set negative course to Nov. 2 (10/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- After two debates, voters have seen President Bush look peevish and heard him pass the buck. They've watched Sen. John Kerry deny he's a flip-flopper and then argue that Saddam Hussein was a threat -- and wasn't. It's no wonder so few minds have changed...
Erratic vegetable supplies, prices expected after hurricanes (10/12/04)
The Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. -- Shoppers may be faced with wide price swings for fresh vegetables this fall and winter because of losses and disruptions caused by the hurricanes that devastated Florida last month and then swept north to Georgia...
Chrysler recalls 955,000 minivans because of air bags (10/12/04)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Chrysler is recalling 955,000 minivans because an electrical problem could cause the driver's side air bag to fail. The vehicles affected are the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager, and Chrysler Town and Country from the 1998-2000 model years...
Nigerians close Lagos, strike over high fuel costs (10/12/04)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- As world oil prices hit new highs, Nigeria's biggest labor federation launched a four-day nationwide strike Monday to protest the rising cost of fuel at home, shutting down huge swathes of Lagos, the country's largest city and its commercial center...
World news 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
EU lifts 12 years of sanctions against Libya LUXEMBOURG -- The European Union on Monday ended 12 years of sanctions against Libya and eased an arms embargo to reward the North African country for giving up plans to develop weapons of mass destruction. The decision by the EU foreign ministers brought the 25-nation bloc in line with a U.N. decision last year and reflected a significant warming of relations in recent months...
Iraqi militants trade guns, TNT for cash (10/12/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite fighters in tracksuits and sneakers unloaded cars full of machine guns, mortars and land mines Monday as a five-day, weapons-for-cash disarmament program kicked off in Baghdad's Sadr City district -- a sign of progress in the center of Shiite resistance in Iraq...
Main Afghan opposition candidate drops boycott (10/12/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai's main challenger Monday backed off a boycott of Afghanistan's landmark election over allegations of fraud, saying he would accept the formation of an independent commission to look into any irregularities in the vote...
Scott City's spikers sweep aside Chaffee (10/12/04)
Scott City kept its strong volleyball season going Monday night with an easy 25-10, 25-12 victory over visiting Chaffee. Kacie Cartwright led the Rams (22-8) with seven kills while Abbie Cook and Jenny Glency both had three kills. Ashton Phillips served five aces, Rachel Watkins had three aces and Lindsey Amick added 11 assists...
Former NL MVP Caminiti dies at age 41 (10/12/04)
SAN DIEGO -- Ken Caminiti was never short of fearless on a baseball field. He made incredible stops at third base, swatted home runs from both sides of the plate and played through pain that would wither most men. Friends and former teammates shocked by Caminiti's death Sunday in New York at age 41 remembered not only the great plays, but many off-field struggles...
Cards to start selling World Series tickets (10/12/04)
The St. Louis Cardinals will begin selling World Series tickets at 8 a.m. Saturday, the organization said Monday. If the Cardinals make it to the series, they'll host games 3,4 and 5, if necessary, in the best-of-seven competition. The games would be played Tuesday Oct. 26, Wednesday Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Central...
Astros oust Braves in 12-3 rout, will face Cards in NLCS (10/12/04)
Houston won the first playoff series in franchise history. By Paul Newberry ~ The Associated Press ATLANTA -- It took 43 years, but the Houston Astros are finally postseason winners. Carlos Beltran hit two more homers and drove in five runs, while original Killer B's Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell chipped in during a five-run seventh inning that carried the Astros to a 12-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Monday night in the deciding Game 5 of their first-round NL playoff series...
Hitless Rolen remains content (10/12/04)
The Cardinals third baseman has been slumping since his return from a calf injury. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Another round of playoffs is giving Scott Rolen a chance to get his timing back. The St. Louis Cardinals advanced to the NL championship series for the third time in five years, dispatching the Los Angeles Dodgers in four games in the opening round...
Winning more than games (10/12/04)
That was indeed a handshake line you saw moments after the Cardinals beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, three games to one, to settle half the bracket for the National League championship series. Just don't get used to it. Respect is hard to come by in baseball around playoff time. ...
Sports briefs 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
Baseball n A grieving Mariano Rivera was returning to Panama after two family members were electrocuted in his pool, but the star reliever intends to be in New York when the Yankees open their playoff series with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night...
Folks would do fine with fake grass (10/12/04)
A California cemetery won't bury loved ones under grass any longer. The cemetery has decided artificial turf is cheaper to maintain. I'm sure it looks better too, although I wouldn't want tombstones to be surrounded by white yard-marker lines. Real grass can discolor grave stones, according to the Interment Association of California...
A real 'Superman' - Christopher Reeve dies at age 52 (10/12/04)
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve, who turned personal tragedy into a public crusade and from his wheelchair became the nation's most recognizable spokesman for spinal cord research, has died. He was 52. Reeve died Sunday of complications from an infection caused by a bedsore. He went into cardiac arrest Saturday, while at his Pound Ridge home, then fell into a coma and died Sunday at a hospital surrounded by his family, his publicist said...
Dennis Ivanov (10/12/04)
Dennis Ivanov, 24, of the Republic of Moldova (Russia), died there Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004. He was born May 7, 1980, in Moscow, Russia, son of Luda King and Alex Ivanov. He and Irina Stita were married Feb. 28, 2003, in Moldova. Dennis became a permanent resident of the United States in 1996 in Cape Girardeau. He was a 1998 graduate of Central High School...
Paul Inselmann (10/12/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Paul Inselmann, 84, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Steeleville, Ill., the son of Clemens and Minnie Reinhardt Inselmann. Inselmann married Flora C. Clasen April 15, 1945. She died May 1, 1986. He married Rose Marie Felt Sept. 24, 1988...
Ruth Schremp (10/12/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruth Anna Marie Schremp was born and died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Timothy and Deborah Schumer Schremp; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Cathy Schumer; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Sue Schremp, all of Perryville; and maternal great-grandparents, John and Lillian Cleary of St. Mary, Mo...
Tammy Giles (10/12/04)
Tammy R. Giles, 46, of Jackson died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 25, 1958, in Larned, Kan., daughter of Vincent Everett and Marjorie Lucille Hall Wirtz. She and Stephen W. Giles were married Jan. 22, 2003, in Jonesboro, Ark...
Births 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
Klipfel Son to Mark Anthony and Jill Suzanne Klipfel of Benton, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:19 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. Name, Drew Anthony. Weight, 6 pounds 9 ounces. Mrs. Klipfel is the former Jill Stuckey, daughter of Paul Stuckey and Sharon Stuckey of Benton. She is a teacher at Care A Lot Learning Center. Klipfel is the son of Lawrence Klipfel of Benton, and the late Shirley Klipfel. He is a claims adjuster with Shelter Insurance...
Cape fire report 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Sunday: At 10:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Themis. Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: At 2:15 a.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Normal Street...
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jessica R. Osborn, 20, 1947 W. Cape Rock Drive, was arrested on suspicion of stealing. Michael E. Weaver, 32, 704 Country Lane, Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of driving on a revoked license...
Out of the past 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 12, 1979 The cloud hanging over the future of laboratory schools at four state universities darkened yesterday when Southeast Missouri State University officials learned that although the state Coordinating Board of Higher Education plans to approve full funding for facilities next year, new 1981-1982 recommendations call for no funding at all...
Correction 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
A story in Monday's edition should have identified James Coley and Eldon Nattier as the owners of the Rose Bed Inn in Cape Girardeau. The Missourian regrets the errors.
Consider Kerry's choices (10/12/04)
Never have the American people elected as president a candidate with a record on national security issues resembling that of John Kerry. Consider some of the distinctive national security choices Kerry has made over the years. April 22, 1971: The American people have never elected president someone who, while serving in the military, chose to testify (in uniform) against a war his country was then waging. ...
Pavement etiquette (10/12/04)
Any driver who has encountered a bicyclist going your way on a narrow road knows it can be frustrating to have to slow down and wait for an opportunity to pass. If there's a group of bicyclists, getting around them can be difficult and even dangerous...
Choose confident leader on Nov. 2 (10/12/04)
To the editor: In Friday's debate, I watched an angry and shrill President Bush. I worry about what message Bush's demeanor is sending to foreign leaders and the terrorists who would do us harm. The President's hyper-aggressiveness, his shouting and his frantic pacing certainly scared me. Is this the image of a president that can lead the world, let alone our country?...
County losing great public servant (10/12/04)
To the editor: The article on sheriff Bill Ferrell was great, but only scratches the surface. Bill has a great passion for helping people and doing what is right. He has became like a brother to me in the last 30 years. He was there when my father and mother passed away and when I had my heart attack giving support to me and my family. ...
Bush's abortion stance wins vote (10/12/04)
To the editor: The beheadings of kidnapped or captured individuals in Iraq and elsewhere have given the major news media fodder for front-page news articles or television lead-ins. Without actually seeing the beheadings or even the bodies of the victims (because the media judges them too horrific), we are led to believe that our enemies are so inhumane that we have no way to overcome their kamikaze tactics. ...
Speak Out 10/12/04 (10/12/04)
No give and take PRESIDENT GEORGE Bush and Senator John Kerry have just finished what was billed as a debate. It was not a debate. It was a well-organized media event. There were 32 pages of instructions that were hammered out by both political campaigns right down to what kind of pen and paper the candidates would use and also the height of the podiums. This was not a debate. There was no give and take...
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