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Sikeston girl fends off abductor (10/20/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police are looking for a man who attempted to abduct and sexually assault a 14-year-old Sikeston girl Monday. The incident happened as the victim walked home from school. Police said she girl claimed she was approached by a man driving a dark green Hummer with Illinois license plates. When she refused to get into the vehicle with the suspect, he grabbed her and pulled her into the Hummer...
Resignations may leave Cape City Council shorthanded (10/20/04)
Monday's resignation of Ward 4 councilman Hugh White may be the first of two resignations that would leave the Cape Girardeau City Council shorthanded for more than six months. Ward 3 councilman Jay Purcell will resign later this year if he wins his race for Cape Girardeau County commissioner on Nov. 2...
Committee scraps plan for street near federal courthouse (10/20/04)
Cape Girardeau planning and zoning commission members on Tuesday scrapped plans for a connector street adjacent to the new federal courthouse under construction after federal officials -- citing security and aesthetic concerns -- strongly opposed the project...
Making room for God in America's election (10/20/04)
Political yard signs scattered throughout Southeast Missouri tout names of Republican and Democratic candidates alike, but amid those advertisements are reminders to "Acknowledge our God" and "Vote Pro-Life" or "Elect Jesus King." With just under two weeks until Election Day, the yard signs are evidence of the religious vote's importance and prominence in this close presidential race...
Gamecocks still ruling their new neighborhood (10/20/04)
Jacksonville State fielded one of the nation's most successful Division II football programs before moving up to Division I-AA in 1993. While the Gamecocks' were not exactly rolling on the I-AA level when they joined the Ohio Valley Conference last year, they have dominated the league ever since...
Meeting focuses on outsourcing in Southeast Missouri (10/20/04)
Rob McClanahan was three and a half years away from retirement when he lost his job at the Doe Run smelting plant in Farmington, Mo. His job was outsourced to China. On Tuesday night, McClanahan was one of about 50 people at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. He spoke as part of a presentation by Americans for Democratic Action titled "Stop Trading Away Our Future."...
Southeast golfers place second (10/20/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's golf team finished second at the SMS Golf Fall Invitational on Tuesday. The Indians finished 10 strokes behind host SMS. Matt Hillis shot a two-under-par 70 to finish second individually in the three-round tournament. Hillis finished one-under for the tournament and had the top round of the tournament with a 66...
Shape Up Cape prizes awarded (10/20/04)
The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce awarded prizes Tuesday night for its Shape Up Cape fitness program during a Business After Hours event at HealthPoint Plaza. Winners were announced in each of three divisions based on team size. Each member of the winning teams received a cash award. First-place teams earned $75; second place earned $45 and third place earned $25...
Cook outpaces Kinder in fund raising (10/20/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Replenishing a campaign account drained in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, Bekki Cook raised $1.30 for every $1 Peter Kinder, the Republican nominee for the office, collected last month. However, Kinder reported one-third more money on hand...
Club news 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
Kage FCE The Kage FCE Club met Thursday at Saxony Manor with Verna Vogel as hostess. The annual chicken and dumpling dinner was held at the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Center on Monday. Club members provided baked goods for the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship Ride-a-Thon held on Oct. 9...
Blunt, McCaskill stress controls on college costs (10/20/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The amount a state resident pays to attend Southeast Missouri State University during the current school year would have paid for a year at the state's flagship University of Missouri-Columbia campus during the 2000-2001 term with $119 to spare...
Tobacco, peanuts grow in Illinois man's garden (10/20/04)
SPRING VALLEY, Ill. -- Flowers of all shapes and sizes surrounded Larry Smith's house in Spring Valley this past summer, but what usually caught people's eyes was the 5-foot-tall tobacco plant. "They'll get out, and they'll stand there and look at it," said Smith earlier this year. "Sometimes I tell them what it is, and sometimes I tell them just to watch."...
Record Missouri voter roll likely inflated (10/20/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A record 4.2 million Missourians are registered to vote on Nov. 2 -- a figure so high that election officials acknowledge it likely is inflated by a large number of people who are registered more than once. Statewide, there were fewer than 4.3 million voting-age residents, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimate. If Missouri's voter rolls were accurate, that would mean 98 percent of adults are registered to vote...
Trial dates set for U.S. soldiers (10/20/04)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- A 4th Infantry Division soldier charged with manslaughter in the alleged drowning of an Iraqi civilian in January will go to trial here next week. Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Perkins, 33, Scott City, Mo., also faces court-martial charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy and lying to Army investigators. His trial is set to begin Tuesday...
Bootheel tornado kills three in family (10/20/04)
~ From wire reports COOTER, Mo. -- Three family members in Missouri's Bootheel died and other relatives were injured when a tornado destroyed three homes and a farm shop near the small town of Cooter, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday...
Company offers out-of-this-world memorial service (10/20/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Boldly going where no man has gone before" takes on a new meaning at Space Services Inc., a company offering "space memorial services" for people interested in an out-of-this-world post-death experience. For $995, Space Services will place a gram of a person's ashes in an aluminum capsule -- about the size of four dimes stacked together -- attach it to a rocket and blast it into space. For $4,300 more, seven grams of ashes are transported in a lipstick-size container...
Bulletproof vest maker files for Chapter 11 (10/20/04)
CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. -- Second Chance Body Armor Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being hit with lawsuits in at least 10 states, including Illinois, accusing it of selling defective bulletproof vests. One lawsuit blames the company -- the nation's largest manufacturer of soft, concealable body armor for law enforcement -- in the shooting death of a California police officer. Another, brought by the state of Utah, led to a $210,000 settlement...
When Johnny comes 'home' (10/20/04)
BOYS TOWN, Neb. -- Smiling broadly, holding an American flag and wearing a Boys Town windbreaker, an Iraqi orphan credited with helping American troops in Baghdad said Tuesday it was good to be in the United States. "Everything's OK," the 16-year-old boy said. "Real cool."...
Social Security benefit checks to increase next year (10/20/04)
WASHINGTON -- More than 47 million Americans will get a 2.7 percent increase in their Social Security checks starting in January, meaning an additional $25 per month for the typical retiree. But almost half of that gain will be gobbled up by a record increase in Medicare premiums...
College tuition rises moderately, but loans up sharply (10/20/04)
From staff and wire reports The pace of ever-rising college costs has slowed somewhat this year, and students are relying more on private loans rather than grants or other federal sources to finance their education, according to two new studies. This year, the average tuition for in-state students at public, four-year colleges rose 10.5 percent to $5,132, according to twin studies released Tuesday by the College Board. ...
Flu doses to grow -- by January (10/20/04)
WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials said Tuesday that 2.6 million additional doses of flu vaccine will be available in January, far fewer than the 48 million lost to contamination at a British manufacturing plant. The shipment also arrives after the date the government recommends for vulnerable Americans to have had their shots...
Zoo's tigers died from bird flu (10/20/04)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Twenty-three tigers have died from bird flu at a private zoo in Thailand after being fed the carcasses of chickens infected with the disease, a government official said Tuesday. The tigers had been dying at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in central Chonburi province since Sept. 14, said Charal Trinvuthipong, director of the Bird Flu Prevention and Elimination Center. The park was forced to close to the public while authorities investigated...
Terrorist's offer may show weakness, experts claim (10/20/04)
ANKARA, Turkey -- The purported pledge by terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to unite with Osama bin Laden's group raises the horrifying specter of two of the world's most dangerous terrorists working together, though it may be a sign of weakness rather than strength...
Militants take relief agency director hostage (10/20/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen seized the head of CARE International's operations in Iraq -- a woman who has worked on behalf of Iraqis for three decades -- as the British government on Tuesday weighed a politically volatile American request to transfer soldiers to dangerous areas near the capital...
ND triumphs on senior night (10/20/04)
Notre Dame overcame a sluggish start on senior night but finished with a 25-18, 25-3 victory against New Madrid County Central on Tuesday night at Notre Dame Regional High School. Allison Essner had 10 assists and served 12 straight points in the second game for the Bulldogs (26-4-3). Laura Browne had 10 kills, Amber Karnes had nine assists, Amanda Essner had six kills and Lauren Beussink had five kills...
Scott City powers past Central for win No. 23 (10/20/04)
Both Scott City coach Laura Ort and Central coach Maile Gannon were satisfied with Tuesday's high school volleyball match at Scott City. Ort had reason to be happier as her Rams posted a 25-14, 25-21 victory that helped them clinch the SEMO Conference championship with an unbeaten run through the six-team circuit...
Seahawks acquire Rice before deadline (10/20/04)
Jerry Rice and Keenan McCardell switched teams Tuesday, when there actually were deals at the NFL trading deadline for the first time in five years. Rice, the leading receiver in NFL history, went from Oakland to Seattle early Tuesday. By 3 p.m. CDT, when the deadline officially arrived, Dallas had sent Antonio Bryant to Cleveland for Quincy Morgan and the 34-year-old McCardell, who had been holding out, was sent from Tampa Bay to San Diego...
Red Sox force a Game 7 on Yanks (10/20/04)
Curt Schilling overcame an injured right ankle to hurl Boston to a 4-2 victory. By Ronald Blum ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Gritting his teeth and grimacing throughout, Curt Schilling willed away the pain in his right ankle and the Boston Red Sox got the benefit of two reversed calls to move within one win of the most shocking comeback in baseball postseason history...
Astros tab Munro for Game 6 start (10/20/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Roger Clemens can relax. For now, Pete Munro is the Houston Astros' pick to pitch them into the World Series. Ahead 3-2 in the NL championship series, manager Phil Garner studied it: the Rocket on three days' rest vs. a journeyman hit hard last week. On the team flight to St. Louis, Munro was told he would start Game 6 today against the Cardinals...
Williams' outing part of history but not enough for 'W' (10/20/04)
HOUSTON -- Woody Williams did everything the St. Louis Cardinals could've wanted from a starter facing the Houston Astros. He allowed just one hit in seven innings Monday night, going three-up, three-down in three of them. None of the four baserunners he allowed got past second base...
St. Louis faces elimination in today's Game 6 (10/20/04)
Morris will try to end the Cardinals' three-game losing streak. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- For the first time in a long time, the Cardinals are suddenly in an unfamiliar must-win predicament. The Cardinals won 105 games, one off the 52-year-old franchise record. They were the first team to clinch a division, wrapping up the NL Central on Sept. 18. They dispatched the Dodgers in four games in the first round of the playoffs and won the first two games of the NLCS...
Whoever wins NLCS, players may be ready to shake on it (10/20/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers drew a lot of praise for their show of sportsmanship, shaking hands on the field after their first-round playoff series ended. So will the Cardinals and Houston Astros do the same thing after the NL championship series?...
Rams harvest wins in month of October (10/20/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Move over Reggie Jackson. Mike Martz is the NFL's version of Mr. October. The St. Louis Rams' 28-21 win over Tampa Bay Monday night was their third straight since a 1-2 start. They're 3-0 in October this season, 3-0 last October and 18-4 in the month since 1999. Martz took over as offensive coordinator that Super Bowl-winning season and became head coach the following year...
Sports briefs 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
Miscellaneous n Southwest Missouri State University faces a second complaint that it does not offer equal athletic opportunities for female students. Joyce Mahoney, a Springfield women's rights advocate, filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights...
This state's not chicken to celebrate (10/20/04)
In Missouri, roosters are mostly for wake-up calls, stews and making other roosters. In Florida, at least some parts, they're creatures to be celebrated, and their deaths are mourned. You've probably seen articles about Key West's feral chicken problem -- or blessing, as other people view it. The chickens were even featured on Dave Attell's show, "Insomniac."...
Reducing runaway weeds (10/20/04)
Herbicide applications made in the fall will keep weeds and dandelions from spreading in the spring. When thinking about lawns in the fall, most gardeners remember that you should fertilize, aerate and perhaps seed. But the last thing they seem to think about is weed control. Yet if you will control broadleaf weeds in the fall, you will find that few dandelions will raise their ugly yellow heads in the spring...
Apple butter recipes spread taste (10/20/04)
smcclanahan Over the weekend we traveled to Nashville, Ill., for our annual apple butter making day with family. My cousins, Bob and Helen Poirot, are the host family. We got off easy though, as they had all the apples peeled and in the kettle when we arrived. The cooking yielded about 45 quarts of fresh delicious apple butter, and a fun day filled with a lot of good memories...
Declare yourself (10/20/04)
by Mike Crowden For young Americans born between 1983 and 1986, November 2nd will mark the first time they are eligible to vote in a presidential election. Young people's interest in this year's presidential election is at its highest since 1992, according to a poll conducted by MTV and The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE). ...
Zone Insider (10/20/04)
Hello ladies and gentlemen it's your Morning Boner with your wake up call!!! This is my first rendition of the Zone Insider and because I haven't written an actual article since my senior year in high school, I ask you to please save all cruel and bashing comments on my grammar and spelling for the end of the article. And remember, nobody likes a hater so don't be so picky. Okay let's get into it...
Things that go bump in the night (10/20/04)
by Bryan Parker With the color changing in the leaves and brisk cool breezes occurring regularly comes the time that children of all ages wait for all summer long... Halloween. Halloween, also known as 'All Hallows Eve', was originally created in Europe as a night designated for children to dress in lavish costumes and travel from home to home in their villages and towns to collect candies and gifts. ...
Kill Your T.V. (10/20/04)
by Jason Parker Vote for me, I'm delicious! As your leader I promise that the "talent" portion of the Miss America pageant and all other subsequent "beauty" pageants will be removed. Contestants will be solely judged on their looks, the way it was intended...
Rock the Vote youth vote fact sheet (10/20/04)
There are major misconceptions about the power, presence and importance of young people in the political process. Young people vote in huge numbers - almost 18 million went to the polls in 2000. * In almost every presidential election since 1976, over 20 million young people aged 18 to 30 have turned out to vote on Election Day. [U.S. Census, 1976-2000]...
Elections 101 - How the President gets elected (10/20/04)
Each year in America there are over 80,000 elections, the most important of which is the national election for President, held every four years. The process for a national election lasts nearly a year, taking up 25% of the standing president's time in power...
Rocker Tommy Lee heads to University of Nebraska for TV show (10/20/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. No, Lee hasn't left the stage to go back to school -- but he's turned the Nebraska campus on its head by filming an upcoming reality show here...
Mae Statler (10/20/04)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mae Statler, 90, of Sedgewickville died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Oct. 27, 1913, in Sedgewickville, daughter of Robert and Rosie Propst Fellows. She and Virgil Statler were married in February 1932. He died in November 1988...
Dr. Walter Stafford (10/20/04)
Dr. Walter J. Stafford, son of Minnie Stafford and the late Mitchell D. Stafford, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at his home in Puerto Rico. He was 58. He was born March 21, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from Central High School in 1965. He attended the University of Detroit, where he received a bachelor of science degree in economics and political science. He later received master's and doctorate degrees from Montpellier College in Maine...
Edna Woods (10/20/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Edna Woods, 96, of Sikeston died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1908, in McCool, Miss., daughter of Wesley and Iva Ashford Knox. Woods lived in Missouri more than 82 years and attended Lincoln School. She had been a cook for several families. She was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church and sang in the choir...
Joe Haupt (10/20/04)
Joe E. Haupt, 90, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 8, 1914, in Jackson, son of Sherman and Margaret Ruff Haupt. He and Marie Daume were married Oct. 24, 1941, in Jackson. She survives...
Thelma Marshall (10/20/04)
Thelma Irene Marshall, 80, of North Chicago died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Sheridan Health Care Center in Zion, Ill. She was born May 24, 1924, at Morehouse, Mo., daughter of Jesse Pillar and Bendia Melinda Graham Culbertson. She and Glen Marshall were married March 9, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died in 1993...
Herbert Collier (10/20/04)
PLANO, Texas -- Herbert B. Collier Jr., 72, of Plano, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at his home in Plano, Texas. He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Paducah, Ky., son of Herbert B. Sr. and Selma Attebury Collier. He attended grade and high school in Paducah, graduating from Dorian Private School...
Births 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
Hileman Son to Bryan Edward and Bree Danielle Hileman of Olive Branch, Ill., Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:06 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. Name, Drake Thomas. Weight, 5 pounds 10 ounces. First child. Mrs. Hileman is the former Bree Simmons, daughter of Ronald and Mary Ann Simmons of Villa Ridge, Ill. She is employed at Southern Illinois Electric Co-op. Hileman is the son of Susan Hileman and Carl Hileman of Tamms, Ill. He is employed by Illinois Department of Corrections...
Cape police report 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Sonya Renee Ezell, 21, Box 131A, Sedgewickville, Mo., was arrested on a city warrant for contempt of court. Jimmie Dewayne Reed Sr., 205 S. Middle St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Cape fire report 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Monday: At 6:19 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Themis Street. Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 12:29 a.m., medical service in the unit block of Edgewood Street...
Out of the past 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 20, 1979 A lone protester picketed against what she felt was an anti-religious film last night at the opening of "Life of Brian" at the Esquire Theater; the movie protest was the first in Cape Girardeau since the showing of "Oh God!" several years ago...
Lots to celebrate (10/20/04)
I've known Bob Basler from his dedication to the United Way board, and he's been a key contributor to it and many other organizations over the years. A week ago, he was recognized at the annual dinner of Saint Francis Medical Center for his leadership in the hospital's Little Reasons campaign to expand care for critically ill newborns. Under Basler's chairmanship, more than $2 million was raised. Great job, Bob...
Kinder endorsement (10/20/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch The races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer feature strong candidates from both major parties, making decisions easy for party loyalists but difficult for independents. In the lieutenant governor's race, the question is, "Will the real Peter Kinder please stand up?" Mr. ...
Ending the diversion (10/20/04)
The proposed Amendment 3, which will be on the Nov. 2 ballot, is an opportunity for Missourians to make sure most of the revenue from transportation taxes and fees goes to the Missouri Department of Transportation for highways and other transportation needs across the state...
Bush has been poor leader (10/20/04)
To the editor: With election time nearing, it is important that everyone votes. It is as equally important that we elect a strong leader. This is why I believe everyone should watch "Fahrenheit 9/11." Although it is only one man's view, it's reality and a recap of the news. It's a reminder of how poorly our leader has led us...
Week for bus safety (10/20/04)
To the editor: As autumn turns toward winter, we know the days are growing shorter. When we change our clocks from daylight-saving time back to standard time in the fall, it will be dark even earlier. But what we may not realize is that this also means more children will be traveling to and from school in the dark...
Bush keeps his promises (10/20/04)
New job figures and other recent economic data show that America's economy is strong and getting stronger-- and that the president's jobs and growth plan is working. The Labor Department announced that employers added 288,000 new jobs in April. In total, over 1.1 million jobs have been added since August, with eight consecutive months of gains...
Commandments displayed (10/20/04)
To the editor: In response to "Making problems" in Speak Out, I received this in an e-mail just last week: Did you know? As you walk up the steps to the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's lawgivers facing one in the middle who is facing forward. ...
Investing in Jackson schools (10/20/04)
To the editor: On Nov. 2 we have an opportunity to make our voices heard. Most of us feel our taxes are high enough and don't really want to increase them. However, I know something of the need at Jackson High School. I have a student there and more coming up. The district is not wasting the money it receives. When the district has a need, it asks for help...
JHS facilities speak volumes (10/20/04)
To the editor: Have you walked through our high school facilities in a while? When were you last in the gymnasium locker rooms? You need to go through both the ag and band buildings. The conditions at Jackson High School are poor and, in some cases, deplorable. Our high school facilities are a hindrance to the successful education of our young people. We need to change the conditions now...
Proud of police in Cape (10/20/04)
To the editor: The Southeast Missourian recently had stories regarding the assaults sustained by some of Cape Girardeau's police officers. The purpose of those articles was to enlighten us about the dangers officers face, heighten our appreciation for what they do and help us understand the need for stiffer penalties against those who inflict injuries on officers...
Speak Out 10/20/04 (10/20/04)
Running over us I AM so sick of the atheists and evolutionists who are trying to control the government, the judicial system and the school system. Nobody would have a problem with the Ten Commandments or the Pledge of Allegiance if it were not for them. Then they try to blame the Christians for trying to control everything. It is time that Christians stop letting them run us over...
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