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Stories from Saturday, October 30, 2004

Regents settle on logo for Redhawks (10/30/04)
Southeast Missouri State University will have a new Redhawks logo that features a soaring bird atop the new nickname. The board of regents approved the logo design with a few minor revisions at its meeting Friday at the Show Me Center. School officials plan to officially introduce the logo at a Nov. 16 media day for its men's and women's basketball teams...
Former judge runs against incumbent for circuit court post (10/30/04)
Voters in the state's 32nd Judicial District have a choice between a sitting circuit judge and a former associate circuit judge. Republican Ben Lewis is challenging Democratic incumbent judge John Heisserer for his position on the district's bench, which covers Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties. Heisserer was appointed to the bench in March 2003...
Farm bears brunt of tornado damage (10/30/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Whenever Donna Bucher looks back on the night of Oct. 26, 2004, what will likely pop into her mind first is the smell. "There were all these pine trees, and the scent was so strong," says Bucher, glancing around at what's left of her New Hamburg yard...
Paul Taylor dancers demonstrate amazing choreography and skill (10/30/04)
The Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company mesmerized the audience with its talented dancers and amazing choreography at its Friday performance at Southeast Missouri State University. Although half the size of its parent company, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2's six dancers filled the stage with their mix of athleticism and grace. The dancers also demonstrated the great range that Friday's show demanded of them...
Japanese diet import (10/30/04)
Japanese people like to emulate Americans -- they wear the same brands of clothes, buy the same music and eat the same foods. And now obesity and its related health problems are showing up in Japanese communities just like they have in America. But Mariko Yoshiya is working to revolutionize the way Japanese people think about their food. ...
Mizzou, Nebraska battle for top spot in Big 12 North (10/30/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Missouri-Nebraska game today is the epitome of the mess that is the Big 12 North. Both teams are 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the league -- one game ahead of the other four teams in the division -- and the winner gains the inside track to the conference championship game...
Cape natives discuss their careers in TV, film and stage (10/30/04)
To have one member of a family achieve success in a career as competitive as stage, television or film is unusual enough, but to have three is almost unthinkable. Yet siblings and Cape Girardeau natives Don, Jerry and Jane McNeely Bruns done just that...
Man in Halloween mask robs Cape store (10/30/04)
A man in a Halloween mask robbed Food Giant, 1120 N. Kingshighway, at about 8 p.m. Friday, Cape Girardeau police said. at 8:34 p.m. Sgt. Kevin Orr said the suspect entered the store wearing a green mask and a black long-sleeved shirt. He went inside and demanded money. ...
The silent leader (10/30/04)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Stefan LeFors grew up deciphering body language and expressing himself without words. The Louisville quarterback doesn't remember when he realized much of his family, including his parents, were deaf. By the time he did, communicating with hand signals had become second nature -- he was adept at it by the time he was 5...
HOPE focuses on transitional housing in area for ex-inmates (10/30/04)
Ken Cooper, at one time in his life, was a serial bank robber who sometimes took hostages. He never killed anyone, and he was always polite while wielding his gun, telling them to do what the "nice robber" said. But he was eventually caught and sentenced to 99 years in prison...
Diesel fumes awaken trailer residents (10/30/04)
A minor diesel spill at Prairie Farms, 325 N. Spring St. in Cape Girardeau, made breathing difficult for some residents of a neighboring trailer court Friday afternoon. Fire marshal Mike Morgan said that the spill was a small one -- between five and 15 gallons -- and did not require any reporting to the Department of Natural Resources. For a report to be made, he said, a spill must be 50 gallons or more...
Religion briefs 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Villa Ridge church holds gospel sing VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge will hold a gospel singing service at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. The Gloryroad Travelers of Mounds, Ill., and the Challengers of Cambria, Ill., will perform. Christian Women's Club to meet at Port Cape...
Pentagon accounting for movement of weapons (10/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- An Army unit removed 250 tons of ammunition from the Al-Qaqaa weapons depot in April 2003 and later destroyed it, the company's former commander said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman said some was of the same type as the missing explosives that have become a major issue in the presidential campaign. ...
Southeast-UTM loser to occupy OVC cellar (10/30/04)
An improved Tennessee-Martin squad is trying to end its eight-year lease on the basement. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Don't be surprised if the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have somewhat of an extra bounce in their step today when they visit Houck Stadium for Southeast Missouri State University's homecoming game...
Men's basketball team gets commitment from prep standout (10/30/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball program has received a verbal commitment from a top St. Louis area high school player. Eric Jones, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior forward at Webster Groves High School, plans to sign a national letter of intent with Southeast when the early signing period begins Nov. 10, Statesmen coach Jay Blossom said Friday...
Chaffee schools ask voters for $1.48 million (10/30/04)
After years of late-night student concerts and battling four lunch periods each day, the Chaffee School Board will ask voters for $1.48 million next week to address the district's lack of space. If passed, the bond issue would be spent on two main projects -- the renovation of the senior high school gymnasium and a new elementary activity center/cafeteria...
Worship renewal week combines the arts with faith (10/30/04)
Worship experiences don't always require an organ, hymnal or even a sermon to be meaningful. Worship can be an experiment with new elements like dance, mime or other fine arts. Students at Southeast Missouri State University and the community are invited to learn more about worship during a week of worship renewal and the arts that begins Thursday...
Issues of silence - Film examines the unspoken problem of abuse (10/30/04)
People today seldom talk about issues of sexual molestation, drug abuse or child abuse in a community, so it's no wonder that the topic doesn't come up much at church. But a new movie by Bishop T.D. Jakes is bringing those issues to light. Jakes' movie "Woman, Thou Art Loosed" was released in early October but hit the big screens of Southeast Missouri Oct. 22...
Religion calendar 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Briefly Shiloh Baptist Church will hold gospel sing VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge will hold a gospel singing service at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. The Gloryroad Travelers of Mounds, Ill., and the Challengers of Cambria, Ill., will perform...
Electoral College's political lessons (10/30/04)
John Schudy or Shirla Howard? Although many people in Missouri's 8th Congressional District have probably never heard these names before, that is essentially the choice those voting for U.S. president will face on Tuesday. That's because when Missourians cast their vote for John Kerry or George W. ...
Kirksville plane crash sheds light on pilot fatigue issue (10/30/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The crash of a commuter plane in northeast Missouri last week, killing 13 of the 15 people on board, has focused new attention on the length of time pilots are allowed to work on a given day. The Corporate Airlines plane crashed Oct. ...
Attorney general says judge barred unwanted school e-mail (10/30/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge has barred a Web site operator from sending e-mails requesting the sexual orientation of Missouri public school officials, the attorney general's office said Friday. Attorney General Jay Nixon sued the StarProse Corp. last week, saying it sent unwanted e-mails to several superintendents threatening to describe them as gay if they did not respond with personal information...
Region/state digest 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Cape grocery robbery by man in green mask A man in a Halloween mask robbed Food Giant, 1120 N. Kingshighway, at about 8 p.m. Friday, Cape Girardeau police said. at 8:34 p.m. Sgt. Kevin Orr said the suspect entered the store wearing a green mask and a black long-sleeved shirt. ...
Heavy voting by absentees setting record (10/30/04)
~ From staff and wire reports Tens of thousands of absentee ballots, a looming Missouri record, are being cast before next Tuesday, adding to the unpredictability of the general election. Even though Missouri doesn't have a law allowing early voting, absentees are effectively doing just that by asserting under penalty of perjury one of Missouri's specific reasons for casting one of the special ballots...
Record number of voters signed up in Illinois (10/30/04)
CHICAGO -- Illinois voter registration is at an all-time high this year, with more than 7.5 million residents eligible to cast ballots in Tuesday's election, state officials said Friday. Although Illinois is not considered a battleground state for the presidential election, State Board of Elections executive director Dan White said the record number of eligible voters shows people are concerned about the outcome...
Tenet Healthcare to sell two St. Louis hospitals (10/30/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Tenet Healthcare Corp. will sell two St. Louis hospitals to Argilla Healthcare Inc. for $42 million, Tenet officials said Friday. The hospitals are Forest Park Hospital, a 450-bed facility in midtown St. Louis; and St. Alexius Hospital, which consists of two facilities, one with 203 beds, the other with 408 beds...
Bush campaign drops song following writer's complaint (10/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush campaign said Friday it would stop using the 1970's hit "Still the One" at campaign rallies after the songwriter, no fan of the president, claimed the Republicans never got permission. John Hall, a former Democratic county legislator in upstate New York, co-wrote the song and recorded it with his band Orleans in 1976. He complained Friday morning about the campaign's use of the song at the president's events...
Bush, Kerry adopt softer tone as campaigning winds down (10/30/04)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Entering the final weekend of their long campaign, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry turned Friday to the closing arguments they hoped would seal victory -- the president asserting he was best qualified to protect the nation and Kerry contending Bush didn't understand America's problems...
Bin Laden- Another 9-11 can be avoided (10/30/04)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden, publicly injecting himself into the campaign four days ahead of presidential elections, said in a videotape aired Friday that the United States can avoid another Sept. 11 attack if it stops threatening the security of Muslims...
Soccer districts glance (10/30/04)
Class 3 District 1 at Central Teams: No. 1 Central, No. 2 Poplar Bluff, No. 3 Jackson, No. 4 Farmington Schedule: Tuesday, first round -- Poplar Bluff vs. Jackson, 5 p.m.; Central vs. Farmington, 7 p.m.; Thursday, championship, 6 p.m. Notes: Central has won the last three district titles. ...
Bell City, Leopold to cross paths in sectional (10/30/04)
The Class 1 state champions of the past two years will square off today. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian The past two years the top volleyball team in Class 1 has come from Southeast Missouri. At the Class 1 sectional tournament today at Advance, those two teams will be on display when Bell City and Leopold pair off for the second time this season at 4:30 p.m. Bell City, the defending state champion, lost the previous meeting...
Central maintains the momentum built in memorable season (10/30/04)
The Tigers are 15-9 and seeded first in the district tournament. ~ Southeast Missourian Central's soccer team last season was as close to a team of destiny as the program has ever had. The Tigers went through the regular season without a loss and made the program's first appearance at the state final four. ...
Perryville improves to 2-0 in district (10/30/04)
Perryville put itself in a position to make the state playoffs as the Pirates routed host Kennett 41-0 Friday night. The Pirates (4-5) posted their third straight victory and improved to 2-0 in Class 3 District 1 play. They'll host Dexter, another 2-0 district squad, Friday for the district title and a playoff berth...
St. Vincent cruises to 24-3 win over Valle (10/30/04)
The Indians clinched its conference crown and set up a district title clash. By Michael Boyd Jr. ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- They say defense wins championships, and that is exactly why St. Vincent is the Blue Divisional champion of the Mississippi Area Football Conference for the second straight year...
Rams set up district showdown (10/30/04)
Like he has for much of the season, Scott City senior running back Matt Schaefer's feet carried the Rams to a win. Instead of his running, though, it was Schaefer's kicking which helped Scott City ease past Crystal City 19-6 at home Friday night to improve to 2-0 in Class 2 District 2 play...
Newman captures poll for MBNA 500 (10/30/04)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Ryan Newman will start Sunday's NASCAR race from a familiar spot -- the pole. Newman won his third straight pole and eighth of the year Friday night, grabbing the top spot for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 with a speed of 191.575 mph in a Dodge at Atlanta Motor Speedway...
Hard ball (10/30/04)
The knees, hips and ankles are still holding up. Jim Ryun is thankful for that at 57, a generation removed from the days when he held the world record in the mile. He also knows how foolish it would be to time himself on the track now. "I think I'd have to use a sundial instead of a stopwatch," he says...
Following the L.A. Lakers' offseason deconstruction (10/30/04)
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal agree on one thing: The NBA's new marquee team is ... drum roll, please ... "It'd have to be Detroit, wouldn't it?" Bryant said. "I don't know. I'd probably have to say the Pistons," offered O'Neal. OK, so it's a less-than-convincing argument made by the two superstars, but can anyone blame them?...
Renteria among three from Cards to file for free agency (10/30/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals shortstop Edgar Renteria filed for free agency Friday along with catcher Mike Matheny and outfielder Ray Lankford, two days after the Boston Red Sox swept St. Louis in the World Series. Re-signing Renteria, 29, is expected to be one of the Cardinals' top priorities. The All-Star shortstop batted .287 with 10 home runs and 72 RBIs this season, a drop-off from 2003 when he hit .330 with 100 RBIs...
Sports briefs 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Baseball n A Chicago Cubs official issued a reminder to angry fans Friday that longtime game analyst Steve Stone wasn't forced out of the Cubs broadcasting booth -- he quit. "I think we have to do the best we can to remind everybody that we, the Cubs and WGN-TV, invited Steve back and we were hoping he would come back," said John McDonnough, the Cubs senior vice president of marketing and broadcasting, speaking in a conference call with reporters...
He is the lord of the harvest (10/30/04)
It's autumn -- glorious, colorful, bountiful autumn when the crops are brought in and man reaps what he has sown. It's autumn -- promised by God to Noah: "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest." (Genesis 8:22) It's autumn, time of the harvest, and God says, "He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame." (Proverbs 10:5) Jesus also said "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." (Luke 10:2). ...
'Regency House Party' plays the 1800s dating game (10/30/04)
LOS ANGELES -- What kind of reality dating show is right for PBS? One with impeccable manners, of course, and a British accent. Make it a period piece, and it's a perfect match. "Regency House Party" weaves early 1800s science, medicine, politics and class and race relations in with the flirting...
Dorothy Seyer (10/30/04)
Dorothy Seyer of Jackson died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending with Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Alvin Hoskin (10/30/04)
Alvin William Hoskin, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 3, 1918, at Fort Scott, Kan., son of Alvin Monroe and Christina Blake Hoskin. He and Eileen Davied were married Dec. 30, 1939, in Springfield, Mo...
Evelyn Haertling (10/30/04)
Evelyn M. Haertling, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 19, 1917, at New Wells, daughter of Otto and Flora Koenig Meyr. She and Melvin Haertling were married Oct. 10, 1940. He died July 26, 2001...
Dale Kirkpatrick (10/30/04)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Dale Kirkpatrick, 68, of Doniphan, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1936, at Grassy, Mo., son of William Joseph and Zola Marie Newell Kirkpatrick. He and Betty Cobb were married in 1955. He later married Betty Hudson Smith June 23, 1999...
Lou Peters (10/30/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lou Ella Peters, 73, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1931, at LaValle, Mo., daughter of John and Francis Garner Trammell. She and John Peters were married July 21, 1946, at Zalma, Mo. He died Sept. 3, 1987...
Linda Morgan (10/30/04)
Linda Lou Morgan, 63, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 10, 1941, at Dixon, Mo., daughter of Otis and Hilda Box Pendleton. She and Frank Donald Morgan were married June 19, 1962, in St. Louis. He died Aug. 25, 1993...
Elizabeth Elliott (10/30/04)
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Elliott, 77, of Burnt Prairie, Ill., passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born April 11, 1927, in Carmi, Ill., daughter of Enola Gabel. She and Ivan Elliott were married Oct. 15, 1949...
Births 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
LaFont Daughter to Lance and Tara LaFont of Collierville, Tenn., Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn., 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2004. Name, Brie Rylee. Weight, 6 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Mrs. LaFont is the daughter of Connie Throop and Dee Lambert of Sikeston, Mo. LaFont is the son of Robin and Lyle Davis and Pat and Alicia LaFont of Cape Girardeau. He is a pharmaceutical sales specialist with AstraZeneca...
Police reports 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Eddie D. Butler, 44, 323 Mounds St., Olive Branch, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault. Keith N. Estes, 35, 8305 County Road 306, Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance...
Fire report 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Thursday: At 4:46 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Linden Street. At 9:57 p.m., citizen assist at 650 S. Spring St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday:...
Out of the past 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 30, 1979 Building a police and fire complex can be an expensive undertaking, the Jackson Board of Aldermen probably has concluded; the board had sent the architect back to the drawing board to scale down his original proposal, but even the more modest version is apparently too expensive...
Sloppy -- and demeaning (10/30/04)
I wrote a friend of mine a thank-you note recently for a meaningful effort he'd shared with me. He's been around the political arena for over 50 years, and I highly respect his opinions, intelligence and fairness. I couldn't tell you if he is a Democrat or a Republican, a conservative or a liberal. We've always talked issues, facts and possible solutions...
Cast your vote (10/30/04)
Tuesday's balloting has been called the most important election in modern American history. Without a doubt, the world will be watching as polls close and the votes are counted. But the importance of Election Day isn't just about who will be the next president. Governors, members of Congress and statewide officials and issues, along with countless county offices to be filled and local bond issues to be decided, are on Tuesday's ballot...
We're still fans (10/30/04)
It's almost unnatural for anyone from Southeast Missouri to root for a Major League baseball team other than the St. Louis Cardinals. And this year's season had area fans full of energy and excitement. In Cardinal country, a trip to the World Series was just what fans had hoped would happen. It had been 17 years since the Cards' last bid for the championship title...
Judges should be retained (10/30/04)
To the editor: I am deeply offended by Wednesday's letter from an elected public official in Cape Girardeau County urging Southeast Missourians to vote against the retention of Missouri Supreme Court judge Richard B. Teitelman and against the retention of Court of Appeals judges Patricia L. Cohen and Booker T. Shaw. His rationale was that the three judges are "liberal."...
Wonderful history weekend (10/30/04)
To the editor: "Rediscover Your Cape" was the ultimate in ideas by Chuck Martin, head of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The committee thanks him for pursuing this format. The Cape River Heritage Museum was delighted with the response. We were not alone...
Air time for both sides (10/30/04)
To the editor: In recent days, Speak Out comments have criticized Sinclair Broadcast Group and KBSI-TV for airing "A POW Story." They accuse Sinclair of showing bias against John Kerry. Yet a statement on the company's Web site says the Kerry campaign actively participated in discussions before the film was aired and also had representatives who spoke during the program. ...
Speak Out 10/30/04 (10/30/04)
Living with choices THE PRO-LIFE aim is pretty simple: To protect the right to life of the most innocent among us, the unborn. As adults, we make choices we have to live with, such as whether or not to enter the military. We make the choice whether or not to engage in activities that could lead to pregnancy. Once we make those choices, we should be prepared to live with them, not end a life that is completely innocent. That's just wrong. There is no way it can be justified...
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