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Stories from Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Storms do little damage across area (10/19/04)
Rain, gusty winds, hail and funnel clouds made a lot of noise in Southeast Missouri Monday evening but did little damage. In the Bootheel, however, damage was more severe. According to a spokesman for the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department in Caruthersville, a tornado hit the southern part of the county. The spokesman said only that rescue workers were searching for missing people and trying to clean up the tornado's aftermath...
Postal facility ceremony to pay tribute to Cape soldier (10/19/04)
When congressmen, U.S. Postal officials and surviving family members gather at the Cape Girardeau Postal Processing and Distribution Plant on Oct. 27, foremost in their words and on their minds will be the life and acts of Army Pfc. Richard Wilson, as they rededicate the building in his honor...
Scott City chief discusses mini motorcycle regulations (10/19/04)
Scott City police chief Don Cobb told city council members that there has been some confusion among residents over the legality of the 49cc miniature motorcycles, commonly referred to as "pocket rockets." At Monday's meeting, Cobb gave council members a letter being handed out at police headquarters that explains the laws...
America could use a clean slate (10/19/04)
International travel inevitably brings them: those moments when it becomes so obvious how interconnected our world is that it's almost surreal. I've had these moments in nearly every country I've visited. In Spain it was the night that I found myself in an Irish pub in Madrid, conversing with an Irishman in Spanish (because we had a hard time understanding each other's accents in English) when "Born in the U.S.A." came screeching through the speakers. ...
Cape council agrees to preserve part of old bridge (10/19/04)
A small section of the old Mississippi River bridge, including its landmark concrete archway, will be preserved, the Cape Girardeau City Council decided Monday night. After receiving cost estimates from an engineering firm, council members said it would be too costly to save the entire concrete ramp of the old bridge...
Longtime area physician dies at age 90 (10/19/04)
Longtime Cape Girardeau physician Dr. Edward Campbell, who practiced medicine for 40 years and initially treated patients in an upstairs office above a drugstore on Good Hope Street, died Sunday at the age of 90. Campbell's career spanned the days of general practitioner house calls to the age of specialized medical practice. ...
Truck carrying chemical waste flips; no leaks (10/19/04)
Emergency personnel stood by all Monday morning and most of the afternoon while a hazardous materials team transferred 6,000 gallons of chemical waste from an overturned truck to another tanker. Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday a tank truck driven by Bobby Peters of Benton, Ark., overturned on its way to deliver the mixed chemical waste to Lone Star Industries, 2524 S. Sprigg St...
Cape Girardeau man faces sodomy, molestation charges (10/19/04)
A Cape Girardeau man was charged Monday with one felony count of second-degree statutory sodomy and a misdemeanor county of second-degree child molestation. Frank Lesley Snider III, 26, of 901 S. Benton St., was arrested after a 17-year-old-girl alleged that Snider had deviate sexual intercourse with her, according to a probable-cause statement...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
CITY COUNCIL ACTION Proclamations Presented proclamation for the 50th anniversary of KFVS12. Presented proclamation for United Nations Day. Public hearings Held a public hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance revising the definition of a home occupation...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Action items Approved an ordinance accepting a sewer easement from the James and John Johannes Trust. Approved an ordinance approving a cost participation agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission regarding the Jackson Boulevard/South Hope Street sewer relocation project...
Learning briefs 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
New Veterans Tribute scholarship available A new scholarship from the Veterans of Foreign Wars is now available to local students whose parents or grandparents are military veterans, or are active duty, Reserve or National Guard. Children 16 to 18 are eligible for The Veterans Tribute Scholarship, which includes a first-place award of $10,000, second-place award of $5,000 and third place of $3,000. ...
Southeast closing era of Indians (10/19/04)
Goodbyes aren't easy when 82 years of tradition are involved. But in retiring Southeast Missouri State University's Indian nickname, it helps to stand on ceremony, school officials say. The university will hold a formal ceremony Friday on the steps of Academic Hall to retire the school's Indians and Otahkians nicknames. ...
Animal grossology - Museum takes undignified look at animals (10/19/04)
CHICAGO nimal Grossology," the new exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, could easily have been a lot grosser. Sure, there's plastic excrement in the exhibit room, skunk scent for spritzing, and robot animals that use cutesy terms like "barf" and "dookie" while talking about hairballs and digestive tracts. It's a 10-year-old's dream...
County hopefuls spar at forum (10/19/04)
While most of Monday night's candidate forum at Glenn Auditorium stayed on issues rather than personalities, there were two occasions where the challenger questioned the performance or the rhetoric of the incumbent. The most dynamic portion of the event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, occurred during the coroner and public administrator debates...
Indians turn focus to ending Racers' long spell (10/19/04)
Southeast has lost to Murray State 11 consecutive years. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University is mathematically still very much in contention for the Ohio Valley Conference championship. But coach Tim Billings said Monday that's the last thing on his mind as the struggling Indians prepare for Saturday's game at Murray State...
Recent grads find themselves longing for student life (10/19/04)
CHICAGO -- Call it college nostalgia, those pangs felt by any number of young working stiffs who long for the days when they could roll out of bed and into class or hang with friends any night of the week, at any hour. Russin Royal knows all about the feeling, particularly at this time of year, when campus life and football season are well underway. ...
Supporters of highway funding amendment raise $760,000 plus (10/19/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The group pushing an amendment to the state constitution that would direct more state tax money to roads collected more than $760,000 in recent months, including sizable contributions from the construction industry, business and labor groups...
McCaskill, Blunt clash on experience (10/19/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In their first televised gubernatorial debate, Democrat Claire McCaskill cast Republican Matt Blunt as too inexperienced for the job while Blunt countered by repeatedly touting his plan to overhaul Missouri's legal system. Blunt, the secretary of state, and McCaskill, the state auditor, each were hoping the debate could give them the edge in the Nov. ...
So far, Dems seem to have advantage in signing up new voters (10/19/04)
The Democrats appear to be gaining the upper hand in the battle to sign up new voters in the all-important swing states, an Associated Press analysis suggests. The AP analysis of the most up-to-date figures from across the country found that the Democrats have registered more new voters than the Republicans have in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and New Hampshire, while the GOP has done better in Iowa and appears to be holding its own in Florida...
New Google tool presents privacy risk (10/19/04)
NEW YORK -- People who use public or workplace computers for e-mail, instant messaging and Web searching have a new security risk to worry about: Google's free new tool that indexes a PC's contents for quickly locating data. If it's installed on computers at libraries and Internet cafes, users could unwittingly allow people who follow them on the PCs, for example, to see sensitive information in e-mails they've exchanged. ...
Early voting opens in Florida; relatively few problems reported (10/19/04)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Voters began casting ballots Monday in the state synonymous with the election fiasco of 2000, but only a few glitches were reported on a day that marked the start of early voting in several states. Thirty-two states allow residents to vote at the polls before Election Day, and Texas, Colorado and Arkansas also began the process Monday along with Florida. Several other battleground states have already begun early voting, including Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and New Mexico...
Health chief tells elderly not to wait in line for flu shot (10/19/04)
TAMPA, Fla. -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said Monday that enough flu vaccine will be available for most people who need it and told seniors to stop standing in long lines to get a shot. "We want people to relax," Thompson said at a news conference. "The flu season is not here."...
Nation digest 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Texas must reconsider political map boundaries WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider a Texas congressional map that could give Republicans six more seats in Congress in upcoming elections and help the GOP protect its majority. ...
Military has tough job keeping equipment in good order (10/19/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Blowing sand. Blistering heat. Shrapnel-spewing roadside bombs. The U.S. Army says it does its best to keep its hard-pressed vehicles and helicopters running despite these conditions. Now maintenance is at the heart of the controversy over an Army Reserve unit that refused to carry fuel along one of Iraq's most dangerous stretches of road...
Karzai leads vote count in Afghan election (10/19/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A doctor helping organize Afghan elections died Monday along with four other civilians when an explosion tore through their vehicle, police said. He was the first election worker to die in violence since the landmark vote. Meanwhile, interim leader Hamid Karzai consolidated his healthy ballot lead, commanding 61.3 percent with one-fifth of the votes counted from the Oct. ...
World briefs 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Iran to suspend some nuclear activities TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Monday it is prepared to temporarily suspend some nuclear activities but would not surrender its right to enrich uranium. The remarks by the country's top nuclear negotiator, Hasan Rowhani, came just as Britain, France and Germany were expected to offer Iran a package of economic incentives in hopes of persuading Tehran to abandon uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to produce fuel for nuclear weapons and reactors...
Jackson spikers rally for three-set victory (10/19/04)
Jackson's volleyball team closed in on the 20-victory mark Monday night as the Indians rallied past host Clearwater 23-25, 25-12, 25-10. Molly Hartmann led the Indians (18-9-3) with 10 kills, and Amanda Peiffer led in blocks with 10. Lucy Hartmann added four digs...
Surgery reduces Pettitte to spectator (10/19/04)
HOUSTON -- Andy Pettitte moved deliberately around the Houston Astros' clubhouse, avoiding countless showers of champagne to remain remarkably dry during the team's raucous postgame party after winning the division series in Atlanta last week. It was a bittersweet moment for Pettitte, who left the New York Yankees in the offseason to enjoy precisely that kind of moment with his hometown Astros. ...
Seahawks' Wistrom breaks bone in knee (10/19/04)
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Grant Wistrom will be out 4-to-6 weeks with a small fracture in his left knee. Coach Mike Holmgren said Monday that Wistrom hyper-extended his leg tackling Corey Dillon in Sunday's loss at New England. He will be replaced by Antonio Cochran...
Ortiz keeps Red Sox hopes alive with more extra-inning heroics (10/19/04)
BOSTON -- After the game that seemed like it would never end, Boston's season goes on. David Ortiz' RBI single on the 471st pitch of the game with two outs in the 14th inning Monday night capped a second straight amazing comeback and gave the Red Sox a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in the AL championship series...
Models add extra spice to tennis tournament (10/19/04)
MADRID, Spain -- Fashion models replaced traditional ball boys in the biggest surprise Monday at the Madrid Masters, where expected winners included Albert Costa, Alex Corretja and Luis Horna. Women in black tank tops and white, knee-length skirts chased errant shots during Costa's 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 victory over Irakli Labadze. Reportedly paid $1,100 for the week, the women were greeted by cheers and whistles at the Madrid Rockodrome indoor court...
Vikings' Culpepper is on record pace for yardage, TDs (10/19/04)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Daunte Culpepper had a spring in his step as he walked toward the door of Minnesota's locker room, clutching a bag of fast food and carrying a whole lot of confidence. The Vikings' burly quarterback is off to an incredible start, one that might be making Dan Marino a little nervous. Through five games, Culpepper has thrown for 1,766 yards and 18 touchdowns...
St. Louis holds off Tampa Bay (10/19/04)
The Rams defeated the Buccaneers 28-21 on Monday Night Football. By Barry Wilner ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Looks like the Greatest Show on Turf is in high gear -- on offense and defense. Torry Holt caught two long touchdown passes and Adam Archuletta returned a fumble 93 yards Monday night, keying the Rams' 28-21 victory over Tampa Bay. ...
Astros apologize for showing Tavarez fit (10/19/04)
Houston played the Cardinals pitcher's tantrum on the stadium scoreboard for the crowd. By Ben Walker ~ The Associated Press HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros apologized to the Cardinals on Monday, saying they erred a day earlier by showing a replay of St. Louis reliever Julian Tavarez's tantrum on the stadium scoreboard...
Astros' Kent ends pitchers duel with three-run homer (10/19/04)
HOUSTON -- Only when Brandon Backe and Woody Williams were done did the hitters have any chance. That's when Jeff Kent stepped up and put the Houston Astros only one win away from the World Series. On a night when pitching suddenly took over these playoffs, Backe and Williams hooked up in one of the greatest postseason duels ever. Kent ended it, launching a three-run homer in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Astros over St. Louis 3-0 for a 3-2 edge in the NL championship series...
Tavarez breaks hand punching phone in rage (10/19/04)
The right-hander was not available for Monday's game but will probably pitch later in series. By Ben Walker ~ The Associated Press HOUSTON -- St. Louis righty Julian Tavarez broke his left hand during a dugout tantrum in Game 4 of the NL championship series, and it was uncertain Monday when the reliever would pitch again...
Area sports briefs 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
SEMO Fall League Baseball Tournament The Mets and Angles will meet in the winner's bracket final on Saturday after picking up victories last weekend in the 15-18 SEMO Fall League Baseball Tournament in Jackson. The Angels edged the Orioles 5-4 in nine innings with Andrew Deere getting the win in relief. Caleb Daughhetee had two hits for the Angels, while Trevor Irwin and Josh Taylor had two apiece for the Orioles...
Sports briefs 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Colleges n Reggie McNeal of Texas A&M, Derrick Johnson of Texas and Colorado's Mason Crosby were named Big 12 players of the week on Monday. McNeal threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns and ran 98 yards for two more scores in Texas A&M's 36-20 win against then-No. 16 Oklahoma State. He now has 176 pass attempts without an interception. The Lufkin native's efforts also earned him the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week honors...
Fish lose out in '04 election (10/19/04)
With Halloween fast approaching, I guess it shouldn't be surprising that we're hearing horror stories about the upcoming presidential election. These horror stories include a tie vote in the Electoral College, a terrorist attack on Election Day and a disputed outcome in a crucial state. Not even tales about Martha Stewart in jail are this scary...
Underwood, Locklear and the real LAX star on NBC's 'LAX' (10/19/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood run through the crowd at Los Angeles International Airport, seeking a woman who has mysteriously gone missing. But wait! Stop the action! Do people in charge of major airports really look like these glamorous stars of "LAX"?...
Sum 41 growing up despite image (10/19/04)
NEW YORK -- Whether they like it or not, the punks from Sum 41 are growing up. The Canadian foursome of 20-somethings has crafted a more focused and melodic new album, "CHUCK," with a much heavier sound than their obnoxious teenage boy anthem "Fat Lip." They have all recently become homeowners. And -- gasp! -- lead singer Deryck Whibley says he's sick of going to strip clubs and getting drunk all the time...
Curtis Kelley (10/19/04)
Curtis Alden "Curt" Kelley, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 25, 1913, in West Eminence, Mo., son of Claude A. and Anna Griffith Kelley. He and Velma May Watson were married Nov. 17, 1934, in Blodgett, Mo. She died Oct. 18, 1995...
Dr. Edward Campbell (10/19/04)
Dr. Edward Dunne Campbell, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Xenia, Ill., son of Frank C. and Georgia Below Campbell. He and Bernadean Avis Campbell were married March 18, 1937, in St. Charles, Mo. She died Aug. 12, 1994...
Donald Dockins (10/19/04)
Donald P. Dockins, 55, of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ira and Janie Hanners Dockins. He and Mona Roth were married June 27, 1970, in Jackson. She survives...
Pauline Metheny (10/19/04)
CANALOU, Mo. -- Pauline Metheny, 77, of Canalou died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Falls City, Ala., daughter of Arthur E. and Evis Savannah Horton Ergle. She first married Curtis Orr. She later married Cecil Metheny in 1956, in Hernando, Miss. He died Dec. 5, 1984...
Mildred Feltz (10/19/04)
SERENO, Mo. -- Mildred A. Feltz, 89, of Sereno died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Perry County, daughter of William Pius and Victoria Reiss Hagan. She and E.V. "Shorty" Feltz were married April 24, 1934. He died June 20, 2002...
Shirley Erlbacher (10/19/04)
Shirley Ann Erlbacher, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1945, at Delta, daughter of Charles and Esther Estes Rhodes. She married Jim L. Erlbacher. Erlbacher was a member of Hill Church at Rockview. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Erlbacher of Cape Girardeau, Tommy Erlbacher of Delta; a daughter, Donna Malden of Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren...
Dr. Joan Ferrell (10/19/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Dr. Joan Ferrell, 63, of Raleigh, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1941, in West Frankfort, Ill., daughter of John and Dorothy McCloud Sinks. She and Donald V. Ferrell were married June 6, 1969...
Harold Mattingly (10/19/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harold J. Mattingly, 80, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born June 17, 1924, in Perry County, son of George F. and Stella E. Gibbar Mattingly. He and Alma M. Berkbuegler were married April 17, 1948, in Perryville...
Hildegard Rathjen (10/19/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hildegard Ida Clara Rathjen, 89, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 10, 1915, at Frohna, Mo., daughter of Theodore and Maria Hilpert Doering. She and Joseph Ernest Rathjen were married Sept. 10, 1939, in Altenburg, Mo. He died June 22, 1998...
Odell Eastwood (10/19/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Odell Eastwood, 79, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at his home. He was born May 23, 1925, in White Hill, Ill., son of Paris and Bertie Wall Eastwood. He and Shirley James were married Oct. 4, 1954, in Jackson. Eastwood worked at the former National Mobile Home plant north of Anna, and retired as a custodian at Union County Hospital. He was a member of Saratoga Church...
Births 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Beckett Daughter to Greg W. Beckett and Brandy N. Williams of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:24 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004. Name, Whitney Leighann. Weight, 8 pounds 15 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Williams is the former Brandy Anderson, daughter of Charles and Michele Griffith and Kirk Anderson of Jackson. She is employed at Casey's in Fruitland. Beckett is the son of Rick and Joyce Leible of Scott City. He is employed at Wilbur Vault...
Cape fire report 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Sunday: At 4:55 p.m., citizen assist at 118 Green Acres Drive. At 6:14 p.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg St. At 10:14 p.m., citizen assist at 616 Boxwood. At 11:27 p.m., hazardous materials incident in the 2500 block of South Sprigg Street...
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Justin David Morrison, 23, 606 S. Silver Springs Road, Apt. 32, as arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests...
Out of the past 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 19, 1979 The owner of the land and trailer out of which the controversial Deja Vu Massage Parlor at Leemon is operating has promised concerned residents that he will consult his attorney in an effort to determine if the present lease with the parlor can be terminated immediately...
Human intelligence is an imperative (10/19/04)
The second U.S. weapons inspector, Charles Duelfor, finds that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. He elaborates on the findings of the previous inspector, David Kay. Saddam destroyed his chemical and biological weapons and nuclear program in 1991 after Gulf War I...
Jackson preservation (10/19/04)
Unlike Cape Girardeau and Scott City, Jackson doesn't have an Historic Preservation Commission watching over historic treasures. It does have an active group of historically minded volunteers in the Jackson Heritage Association, which restored and maintains the Oliver House...
You can't have it both ways (10/19/04)
To the editor: I think this is quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever read in Speak-Out: "I believe in freedom of speech, but I also think it should be illegal to criticize a sitting president." I think we all need to stew on that for a moment...
'Anne Frank' visit was honor (10/19/04)
To the editor: Thank you very much to reporter Julia Metelski for the very insightful and interesting article she wrote regarding my presentation following the "The Diary of Ann Frank." She accurately recorded my story and gave a good overview of my life...
Suggestion for mascot name (10/19/04)
To the editor: I think a perfect name for the new Red Hawks mascot for Southeast Missouri State University would be "Dobbins." After all, it was under the watch of president Ken Dobbins that the mascot of SEMO was changed. LYNN BOLLINGER, Camilla, Ga...
Bush ignores sound science (10/19/04)
To the editor: Sound science should guide policy -- especially for human and environmental health. Rules concerning air, food and water quality should be informed by reliable scientific research. By rejecting or suppressing scientific findings and scientific consensus and by evaluating appointees to advisory panels based on ideology rather than credentials, George Bush undermines our safety...
Three cheers, two thumbs up (10/19/04)
To the editor: Three cheers for Abbey Aguirre for her wonderful, selfless work in our community and to Callie Clark for introducing Jose and Abbey to us. It's one thing to read about the numbers and the needs of the Hispanic population in general terms as they increase in our area, but it is something altogether different to be allowed to know some detail about the life of one dedicated woman who brought her big heart with her. More power to you, Abbey...
Good job with special story (10/19/04)
To the editor: In response to "One-in-a-million girl finds hero at home": I am the mother to the one-in-a-million little precious girl who was on the front page of the Oct. 11 Southeast Missourian. It was hard to try to sum up what our family had endured over a two-year period, yet reporter Tony Rehagen found the right words to express what was on Kristan's mind. ...
Home is best place to live (10/19/04)
To the editor: I just read the article "Homesick for the best place to live." There is no better place to live than Kelso, Mo., and that area. There is nothing like small hometown values. Kansas City is just too big for me. I think about Kelso and Cape Girardeau at least once a day, and my heart longs to live in that area. Like I always tell the people up here at my work: "There is no place like home. The trees are greener, and the sky is bluer."...
New captain for the ship (10/19/04)
To the editor: For the first time in my life, I feel America is on the brink of self-destruction. President Bush lives in a world that is out of touch with average American, and his only concern is for the advancement of personal gain for himself and his friends. ...
Firefighters provide service (10/19/04)
To the editor: I hated to see the Speak Out comment about the fire department. As a recent applicant, I have to say I didn't see any minorities show up for the testing process. I know for a fact that the department is an equal-opportunity employer and has had minority employees before. Maybe if the commentator had looked at the years past he would have seen minorities in the department...
Speak Out 10/19/04 (10/19/04)
Religious principles TO THE person who said religion should keep its nose out of government, this country was founded on Christian principles. It was founded by our forefathers who didn't want our country to support only one religion like some countries. ...
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