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Stories from Friday, October 29, 2004

Sausage grinders, corn shellers on auction for Saxony Lutheran (10/29/04)
In the market for a 1900s fainting couch or a headcheese sausage grinder? How about a brass blowtorch or a hand corn sheller? In his 60 years of auctioneering, Clarence Schlimpert has rarely seen such a collection of antiques, collectibles and furniture compiled into one sale...
Angle ready to rumble in Cape (10/29/04)
Just off a plane that took him from Montreal, where he performed the night before, to Omaha, Neb., where he will perform later that night, World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Kurt Angle is already having to do phone interviews. Such is the glamorous life of a big-time professional wrestler...
New federal courthouse work stalls (10/29/04)
Interior construction work on the new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau has been halted as the rising cost of steel and other factors have put that part of the project about $4 million over budget. Federal officials said the cost-control move could delay completion of the approximately 150,000-square-foot courthouse at Independence and Frederick streets by six months or more and push back occupancy of the building to September or October 2006...
'Total house dog' two-time survivor (10/29/04)
After almost a week of foraging alone through the Southeast Missouri countryside, Shelby's glad to be back in her mother's arms. Her eyes wild with excitement, her tail thrashing against the hospital bed sheets, the miniature dachshund drenches Stacy Stewart's face in kisses. Tears stream down Stewart's cheeks...
Money stolen from math council (10/29/04)
Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau Police say they are investigating the theft of over $1,000 from the Southeast Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The theft was reported Wednesday, but apparently took place over the past two years. Police say they have a suspect, but have not made an arrest...
Southeast soccer records win over SIU-E (10/29/04)
Junior midfielder Megan Hejlek scored the lone goal to lead the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday. Hejlek scored an unassisted goal in the 22nd minute, firing in a shot from 20 yards out following an SIUE foul...
Westfield, Schnucks sponsor indoor Halloween (10/29/04)
Westfield Shoppingtown West Park and Schnucks Supermarkets are again teaming up to host the annual Safe Trick or Treating at West Park on Sunday. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate Halloween by visiting shops in the mall to receive treats...
Chamber attacks trial lawyer donations to Democrats (10/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A leading Missouri business group issued a study Thursday it says documents more than $8.3 million in campaign contributions from trial lawyers during the current election cycle, with the bulk of the money going to the Democratic Party and its candidates...
Bollinger County Q&A (10/29/04)
First District Commissioner How will your background help you make decisions as county commissioner? Vangennip: My time as a supervisor for the highway department gave me experience in dealing with the public and other people I work with. I also have four years of on-the-job training...
Jackson boy with brain damage dies (10/29/04)
A Jackson boy who suffered brain damage as a result of a swimming accident in June 2003 has died, according to a close friend of the family. Andrew Tyler, a member of the Barracuda swim team, nearly died on June 7, 2003, when he jumped into the pool and his heart stopped beating. He was 11 years old at the time of the accident...
Daniel will miss rest of season (10/29/04)
Injuries continue to hammer severe blows on Southeast Missouri State University's football team. The latest casualty is senior offensive tackle Caleb Daniel, who will miss the final four games of the season --including Saturday's homecoming contest against Tennessee-Martin -- with a neck injury...
Seniors help Southeast get established in the OVC (10/29/04)
The seniors on Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team have helped the squad accomplish plenty during their star-studded careers --and they don't believe they're done just yet. Heading into Sunday's final regular-season game, a noon non-league contest against Alabama A&M at home, the upper classmen have their sights set on going out with a bang -- which would mean winning next week's Ohio Valley Conference tournament and earning an automatic NCAA berth...
One-term incumbents challenged in Bollinger (10/29/04)
The question facing Bollinger County voters this November is a relatively simple one. It's basically a referendum on the way the county has been run over the past four years. Four of the five races for county office pit one-term Republican incumbents against Democratic challengers...
Natural gas rates will rise for Missouri (10/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- AmerenUE customers in central Missouri will pay about $64 more on average for their natural gas this winter, the Public Service Commission said Thursday. Their rate will go from 71.8 cents to 79 cents per 100 cubic feet. The new rates are largely supposed to account for changes in the cost of natural gas for the winter season and will take effect Monday...
Man charged for exposing women to HIV (10/29/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An HIV-positive Missouri man is accused of recklessly exposing at least five area women to the virus, including one who now has AIDS. Albert L. Spicer, 38, of Festus, faces 24 felony charges filed by Jackson County prosecutors on Wednesday...
Baptists consider rules change (10/29/04)
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- Baptist churches in Missouri that support any national church coalition other than the Southern Baptist Convention or any state group besides the Missouri Baptist Convention would be ousted from the state convention under rules being considered this week...
Missouri joining Internet drug importation program (10/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri will join Illinois and Wisconsin in a new Internet program that helps residents buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and Europe. Gov. Bob Holden traveled Thursday to Chicago to announce Missouri's participation in the I-SaveRx drug importation program, which was spearheaded by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich...
Breaking with tradition (10/29/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ann Waite gets "warm fuzzies" when she recalls wearing homemade costumes and celebrating Halloween by bobbing for apples and eating candy during the school day. She is disappointed her 13-year-old daughter won't get the chance to make her own memories, outside of going trick-or-treating on Sunday...
Nader qualifies as write-in candidate in Missouri (10/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Ralph Nader has qualified as a write-in candidate for president in Missouri. Nader's name will not appear on the ballot or be posted at polling places, but people who write in Nader for their vote will have it counted, the secretary of state's office said Thursday. If people write in other candidates who have not followed Missouri's process, those votes won't count...
McCaskill, Blunt take campaigns for governor to opponent's turf (10/29/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Democrat Claire McCaskill kept the emphasis on her experience Thursday while Republican Matt Blunt held himself out as the best hope for change as Missouri's leading gubernatorial candidates campaigned on each other's home turf...
U.S. works to import 5 million flu vaccines (10/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration said Thursday it is working to buy another 5 million doses of flu vaccine from manufacturers in Canada and Germany, mixing the ticklish issue of prescription drug imports with the flu shot shortage. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said government inspectors next week will visit plants where the vaccine is made to assess whether it is safe for Americans' use...
ABC shows video of reported American al-Qaida member (10/29/04)
A shrouded man claiming to be an American member of al-Qaida promised attacks that will make U.S. streets "run red with blood" in a video aired Thursday night by ABC News. Intelligence officials, however, have not been able to verify the tape's authenticity, and officials do not have information linking the video to a specific threat, said an intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity...
Unemployment claims jump by 20,000 last week (10/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week by 20,000, the largest jump in a month, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The bigger-than-expected increase pushed total new claims to 350,000 last week and provided fresh evidence that the labor market is still under pressure even though the economic recovery is about to celebrate its third anniversary...
GOP accused of using poll challengers to target blacks (10/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Some civil rights leaders joined with the Democrat-aligned group America Coming Together Thursday to accuse the Republican Party of hiring hundreds of poll challengers as part of an effort to suppress the black vote in St. Louis. Missouri Republican Party spokesman Paul Sloca called the accusation "disgusting" and "blatantly false."...
FBI investigating how Halliburton received no-bid contract awar (10/29/04)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The FBI has begun investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts to Halliburton Co., seeking an interview with a top Army contracting officer and collecting documents from several government offices...
Lawmakers promote campaigns with state money as election nears (10/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About two dozen state lawmakers, including House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, have spent at least $84,000 in taxpayer dollars to send informational materials to potential voters in the final four weeks before Tuesday's election...
Stress found to activate enzyme that impairs memory, study show (10/29/04)
How many people have gotten home after a blindingly stressful day and realize they've forgotten some important event or errand? Well, now at least there's a scientific explanation for the oversight. Stress makes you forgetful. People going on stage or taking an exam or finding themselves in similarly tough situations already knew this, of course...
Columbia voters will weigh green energy option (10/29/04)
Columbia voters will be asked on Election Day to move the city toward green energy, a feat the state of Missouri so far has been unable to accomplish in law. The green energy initiative on Tuesday's ballot -- known locally as Proposition 3 -- would require the city of Columbia to begin using electricity from renewable or "green" power sources, and build on that momentum every five years until 2022...
U.N. says it warned U.S. about explosives stockpile (10/29/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- U.S. officials were warned about the vulnerability of explosives stored at Iraq's Al-Qaqaa military installation after another facility -- the country's main nuclear complex -- was looted in April 2003, the U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday...
Gaza Strip violence leaves four dead (10/29/04)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Three Palestinians, including an 8-year-old girl, were killed in separate clashes with the Israeli army Thursday, and an Israeli soldier was killed when Palestinians shelled a Gaza Strip settlement. The girl, Rania Iyad Aram of the Khan Younis refugee camp in southern Gaza, was on her way to school when she was killed, witnesses said. They said she was hit by machine gun fire from an army outpost near the neighboring Jewish settlement of Ganei Tal...
Militants slaughter captive Iraqis, kidnap Polish woman (10/29/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents slaughtered 11 Iraqi soldiers, beheading one, then shooting the others execution-style, and declared on an Islamic militant Web site Thursday that Iraqi fighters will avenge "the blood" of women and children killed in U.S. strikes on the guerrilla stronghold of Fallujah...
Scientists estimate 100,000 Iraqis may have died in war -- far m (10/29/04)
LONDON -- A survey of deaths in Iraqi households estimates that as many as 100,000 more people may have died throughout the country in the 18 months since the U.S.-led invasion than would be expected based on the death rate before the war. There is no official figure for the number of Iraqis killed since the conflict began, but some non-governmental estimates range from 10,000 to 30,000. As of Wednesday, 1,081 U.S. servicemen had been killed, according to the U.S. Defense Department...
Arafat, confused and weak, heading to Paris for treatment (10/29/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- An ailing Yasser Arafat -- too weak to stand, unable to hold down food and spending most of Thursday sleeping -- agreed to leave his battered West Bank compound for the first time in more than two years and fly to Paris for urgent medical treatment...
Kelly savors its second state softball title (10/29/04)
Standard Democrat The Kelly softball team wrapped up a magical season last weekend with the ultimate prize -- a state championship. "I'm still on Cloud Nine and will be for the next several weeks," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said Sunday after returning from Columbia, Mo...
Cross country runners to make bid for state meet (10/29/04)
Sectional and district meets will take place on Saturday. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian If the Central girls cross country team can survive Saturday's Class 4 sectional meet at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County, the Tigers may be well tested for the state meet in Jefferson City, Mo., the following weekend...
Tigers lose district grasp (10/29/04)
Good news was minimal for the Central football team on Thursday night. The Tigers racked up just three first downs, surrendered 406 yards of total offense and suffered two major injuries. The end result was a 35-14 loss to West Plains that put the Zizzers in control of the Class 4 District 1 race for a berth in the state playoffs...
Queen of the court (10/29/04)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Oct. 22 was a day Central senior Brett Ford will never forget. It began in Springfield, Mo., when Ford and Dani Gross opened play in the state tennis tournament, and it ended shortly before midnight Saturday with Ford being named the homecoming queen...
Beltran, Beltre lead the line for those filing for free agency (10/29/04)
NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran got off to a fast start in the free-agent market, too. After hitting eight homers for the Houston Astros to tie the postseason record, the speedy center fielder was among 65 players who filed for free agency Thursday on the first possible day, just hours after Boston completed its historic sweep of St. Louis in the World Series...
Buckner scoff at forgiveness from jubilant Red Sox fans (10/29/04)
CHICAGO -- Bill Buckner hopes the Boston Red Sox's first championship in 86 years ends the animosity aimed at him ever since his blunder in the 1986 World Series. "They're a fun team to watch and a good bunch of guys, and they certainly deserved to win the World Series this year," Buckner told Sporting News Radio on Thursday...
Late injuries contribute to World Series downfall (10/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- It can be argued that the St. Louis Cardinals lost the World Series in mid-September, when Scott Rolen and Chris Carpenter went down with injuries. In the space of a week they lost their ace for the season, and their cleanup hitter was never the same after returning from a calf injury. ...
Technology for thinning forests to be demonstrated (10/29/04)
Landowners, foresters, loggers, land managers and mill operators are invited to attend demonstrations of conventional and novel forest thinning technologies on Saturday at the Coldwater Conservation Area. Operators will demonstrate wheeled and tracked harvesters and grapple skidders, a feller buncher, a forwarder and a portable sawmill beginning at 10 a.m. and again at 11:30...
Sports briefs 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
Baseball n Longtime Chicago Cubs analyst Steve Stone announced Thursday he was leaving WGN-TV, less than one month after coming under fire for on-air comments he made criticizing the team's performance. Stone announced his decision on WGN-AM radio...
The flu, and how to avoid it (10/29/04)
Several years ago -- it was March 1995, to be exact -- I had one of the worst bouts of flu in my entire life. You might kindly inquire, "How bad was it, Joe.?" Let's just say that I felt like a drowned dog being tormented by a herd of cats. Prior to March 1995, I had never had a flu shot...
SUVs- Hey, you asked (10/29/04)
Dear Tom and Ray: You mentioned in a recent column that you are often critical of people who don't need SUVs or other behemoth trucks but buy them anyway. I consider you two to be reasonably intelligent, but what's with this liberal wackiness? Isn't this America, where one can drive any vehicle desired? By the way, I drive a Mitsubishi Eclipse. ...
Five Hundred rides on Volvo platform (10/29/04)
When my long-awaited appointment to test-drive the new Ford Five Hundred finally arrived, the sun was hidden behind ominous rain clouds. I thought about rescheduling, but that would have disappointed three buddies I was meeting for breakfast who were as excited as I was about being the first on the block to ride in the new replacement for the midsize Taurus...
Coming to theaters 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
'Ray' Starring Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington and Curtis Armstrong. This is a story of how a young man, Ray Charles, from a poor family in Georgia, blinded by glaucoma at the age of 6, overcame obstacles and became a famous performer. Rated PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements, running time 152 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Arts council rolls out awards at annual dinner (10/29/04)
In past years, the name of the Otto Dingeldein Award's recipient was kept secret until it was announced at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's annual meeting and dinner. But this year called for special measures to be taken because the recipients, Dr. Robert and Ann Gifford, are currently living six hours away from Cape Girardeau in Warrensburg, Mo., where they are visiting professors at Central Missouri State University...
Artifacts 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
Homecoming events include parade, football This weekend marks Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming, and there are some events open to the general public. At noon today, the university's Department of Speech, Communication and Theatre will hold "Conversations with the McNeely Family on the Theatre, Television and Film" at the Rose Theatre. ...
Mastering the modern moves (10/29/04)
The 30 dancers assembled at the Parker dance studio Wednesday night were of different ages, heights, body shapes and abilities, and garbed in varying forms of dance attire, but they were all there for a unique opportunity to learn Paul Taylor dance techniques from a member of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company...
Everybody's a critic - Surviving Christmas (10/29/04)
One-and-a-half stars (out of four) "Surviving Christmas" in October. This supposedly heartwarming flick turned out to be depressing because the joy of the holiday spirit is drowned out by the characters' family problems. First off, there are the problems of Ben Affleck's character, Drew Latham...
Jerry Long (10/29/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jerry Don Long, 62, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 9, 1942, at Marble Hill, son of the Rev. Florence William and Alma Marie Welker Long. Long worked at his father's sawmill until he became disabled...
Dorothy Dodd (10/29/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Dorothy Lucille Dodd, 95, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at City Care Center in Anna, Ill. She was born July 19, 1909, at Jonesboro, daughter of Charles L. and Lora Musselman Axley. She and Enos H. Dodd were married Dec. 15, 1925, in Benton, Ill. He died Jan. 22, 1978...
Viola Kirkpatrick (10/29/04)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Viola G. Kirkpatrick, 88, of Glenallen died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown, Mo. She was born Sept. 27, 1916, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Jerome and Blanche V. Pair Slinkard. She married Joe Kirkpatrick, who preceded her in death...
William Mowell (10/29/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- William "Bill" Mowell, 89, of Anna died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Union County Hospital. He was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Cairo, Ill., son of Ame and Augusta Slimer Mowell. He and Zelma Lentz were married Aug. 15, 1934. She died July 1, 1991...
Evelyn Haertling (10/29/04)
Evelyn Haertling, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Leona Mehls (10/29/04)
Leona S. Mehls, 96, of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 9, 1908, in Smyrna, Tenn., daughter of Thomas and Cora Covington Stone. She and William H. Little were married in 1925. He died in 1962. She later married E.W. Mehls in 1974, who died in 1990...
Elizabeth Hill (10/29/04)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Elizabeth Hill, 76, of Olmsted died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at her home. She was born May 5, 1928, in Samoth, Ill., daughter of Charley and Junita Moll Jones. Hill retired as a quality control technician at Southern Clay Inc. She attended Caledonia Baptist Church...
Births 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
Johnson Son to Michael Demont and Betty Sue-Lynn Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004. Name, Tae-Shyne Michael. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Johnson is the former Betty Wolford, daughter of Betty Coomer and Dai Coomer of Cape Girar-deau. Johnson is the son of Delores Johnson of Cape Girardeau and Benny Rucker of Little Rock, Ark...
Fire reports 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 1:53 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of William Street. At 4:50 p.m., a power line down at 1032 N. Frederick St. At 7:10 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Cape LaCroix Road...
Police reports 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Keith N. Estes, 35, 8305 County Road 306, Jackson, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for non-support...
Out of the past 10/29/04 (10/29/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1979 Library materials valued at $7,318.28 haven't been returned to the Cape Girardeau Public Library by patrons during the year; November will be amnesty month, when overdue items may be returned without penalty. Although the rate of serious crimes in Cape Girardeau in seven major categories was well below the state and national rates in most areas according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report, the actual number of major crimes here was up slightly in 1978 from 1977's record levels.. ...
The 9-11 election (10/29/04)
This is the first presidential election since Sept. 11, 2001, and it will define America's response: On the one hand, we can attempt to return to the 1990s. On the other hand, we can face our challenges and carry out our duties. By William Kristol We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance. -- John Kerry, New York Times Magazine, Oct. 10, 2004...
Homecoming at Southeast (10/29/04)
Homecoming is a time for nostalgia, school spirit and strengthening loyalty ties to your alma mater. At Southeast Missouri State University's homecoming this weekend, many of the activities also are indicative of the strong links between the university and the Cape Girardeau community...
Vote your conscience (10/29/04)
To the editor: There was a trio of letters Tuesday reflecting hot political issues of this endless presidential campaign. One touched on the notion that presidents should dwell on miscalculations made in a complex military strategies and confess our mistakes to the world. ...
Protecting health, environment (10/29/04)
To the editor: Currently 15 percent of all babies born in the United States have been exposed in their mothers' wombs to dangerous levels of mercury, a known cause of mental retardation. One would think that someone who professes to care about the unborn would do everything possible to protect the health of mother and child...
Voting in sunny Florida (10/29/04)
To the editor: As a long-time former resident of Southeast Missouri and now a resident of Bonita Springs, Fla., I must offer a my reflection on Heidi Hall's column about life in Florida. She may be right about life the St. Petersburg area, but the Gulf Coast area of Southwest Florida has the warmth and charm one finds in the weather here on a beautiful sunny October day...
Speak Out 10/28/04 (10/29/04)
Back with a smile I TAKE care of children who have no one else that loves them. I give 20 percent of my income back to the children I work with in order to be successful. I help children deal with the fact that Mom is in jail and that Dad has left forever. ...
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