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Stories from Sunday, October 31, 2004

President's uncle speaks at Cape rally (10/31/04)
President Bush's uncle -- William H.T. "Bucky" Bush -- blasted Democratic challenger John Kerry during a GOP rally in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, accusing him of "tearing down our troops" in a desperate effort to win Tuesday's presidential election...
Changing anger into a love for the law (10/31/04)
When something that has its roots in anger and hurt turns into love, it's almost certain that the journey from one to the other was not an easy one. This past July, Teri Froemsdorf Armistead of Columbia, Mo., passed the bar exam. She said she was inspired to go to law school when she was a teenager watching special prosecutor Tim Finnical prosecute Jerome Mallett, the man who killed her father. Now she says she wants to use her legal skills to help troubled children...
Agriterror a subtle danger in rural America (10/31/04)
When most people hear the word terrorism, their minds generally shift to a scene akin to that of Sept. 11, 2001. They see skyscrapers burning and cities in chaos. They see urban areas and high human population densities as the major targets. People locked into this metro-centric idea of terrorism don't see a field of corn or a herd of livestock as potential terrorist targets...
Feeling at home with Southeast (10/31/04)
Celebrated by fraternities, sororities, alumni and residents of Cape Girardeau interested in eating, honoring, reminiscing or just being a spectator, homecoming weekend offered many and varied activities ranging from black tie to casual. Spirits were high at the 2004 homecoming parade enjoyed by about 2,000 spectators, one of the many events planned for homecoming weekend...
County candidates battle to finish (10/31/04)
Since the beginning of the local election season in March, much has been said, written and speculated about the county commission races. The field grew to 20 and is now down to four. But as Nov. 2 draws closer, it's the coroner and public administrator campaigns that have stoked the most emotion...
Cape County Q&A (10/31/04)
COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2 Why are you qualified for the position? Bowers: I am qualified for the position of commissioner because of my education and work experience. I have a bachelor of science degree in education with an emphasis in industrial arts and electronics. ...
Cape County candidate bios (10/31/04)
COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2 James (Jim) Bowers Age: 75 Family: Wife, Dorothy; daughters, Barbara Campbell and Kim Schulz; two grandsons Party: Democrat Occupation: Retired teacher with Cape Girardeau public schools Religious affiliation: Lynwood Baptist Church...
Southeast's homecoming date with UTM results in 35-7 victory (10/31/04)
The big smile on Kellin White's face pretty well summed up what most of Southeast Missouri State's football players were feeling Saturday afternoon. For just the second time this season, Southeast was able to bask in the glow of victory, thanks to a 35-7 homecoming triumph over Tennessee-Martin...
R&B singer's new music video to feature locations in Cape (10/31/04)
Something unusual was happening at the Marquette building Friday evening. Or at least unusual for Cape Girardeau. The newly renovated building on Broadway was part of a music video being filmed over the weekend. A video which will also feature the Show Me Center, Hutson's Fine Furniture, Academic Hall and possibly the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge...
Murphy Lee makes his first visit to Cape Girardeau (10/31/04)
Maybe Murphy Lee should give Southeast Missouri State's football team a pep talk before every game. Lee, a noted recording artist and rapper from St. Louis who is a freshman at the university, served as the squad's honorary captain for Saturday's homecoming contest...
Agency partners with China to arrange surgeries (10/31/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Fresh out of university, Melody Zhang came of age in the deadly pro-democracy protest 15 years ago in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and has been looking to heal her country's hurts ever since. Her youthful, communist ideals crushed by the June 4, 1989, military assault on demonstrators, Zhang says she sought truth and purpose in Christianity, and at Washington University's graduate school of social work...
Transportation amendment goes to voters on Tuesday (10/31/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of Amendment 3 contend it would "end the diversion" of tax money from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Opponents argue it would actually begin bigger diversion of revenue from education, health care and other programs for MoDOT's benefit...
Region/state digest 10/31/04 (10/31/04)
Noranda completes electricity agreement NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Officials from throughout the region joined representatives of Noranda Aluminum at its plant in New Madrid on Friday to hail an agreement between the Canada-based aluminum manufacturer and Ameren Corp. ...
Man arrested for firing AK-47 at, wounding alleged poachers (10/31/04)
SULLIVAN, Mo. -- A man used an AK-47 to shoot at a van containing three men he suspected of poaching on his property in southwest Franklin County, officials said. Two of the men were injured Thursday night. The resident, Bart Brendel, 48, was charged with armed criminal action and assault, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department...
Bush, Kerry seek advantage from bin Laden videotape (10/31/04)
APPLETON, Wis. -- Wrapping up a campaign shadowed by war and terrorism, President Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry unabashedly sought political advantage Saturday from Osama bin Laden's re-emergence. "It's very helpful to the president," contended Bush ally Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., although the president didn't mention the menacing new message from bin Laden at his first campaign stops on a four-state, 14-hour swing...
The people's choices (10/31/04)
In democracy's annals, a noble thread of tradition links those ordinary Americans who have stepped forward from daily life to serve their fellow citizens and embody hopes of a brighter future. George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. Harry S. Truman. Bubba the Love Sponge...
More than 100 seats in Missouri legislature to be decided (10/31/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While most voters, observers and campaign efforts are focused on races at the top of the ticket, such as president or governor, Missourians also will determine more than 100 state legislative seats on Election Day. Republicans control both the House and the Senate at the state Capitol, having won control of the House two years ago and the Senate more than three years ago...
Ridge- Terror threat level won't rise (10/31/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration left the terror threat level unchanged Saturday, despite warning state and local officials that a videotape message from Osama bin Laden may portend a new terrorist attack. "We don't have to go to [code level] orange to take action in response either to these tapes or just general action to improve security around the country," Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told reporters...
Eight Marines die from car bombing (10/31/04)
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq -- A car bomb killed eight U.S. Marines outside Fallujah on Saturday, the deadliest attack against the U.S. military in nearly six months. Marines pounded guerrilla positions on the outskirts of Fallujah, where American forces are gearing up for a major assault on the insurgent stronghold...
Injury leaves concerned Tigers on outside at state (10/31/04)
Central girls worry more about Woldtvedt than sectional showing By Bill Hester Special to the Southeast Missourian ST. LOUIS -- A trip to the state meet was the goal from the beginning of the season for the Central girls cross country team. But team scores were secondary to the health of runner Linnea Woldtvedt following Saturday's Class 4 sectional meet at Jefferson Barracks Park...
Notre Dame, Scott City fall short of earning final four berth (10/31/04)
Notre Dame's volleyball season ended Saturday in the Class 3 quarterfinal match in Park Hills, Mo. The Bulldogs defeated Lutheran South 25-19, 25-15 in the sectional but then lost to Borgia 25-16, 25-16 to fall one victory short of its second consecutive berth in the state's final four...
Cubs fall to Gideon in quarterfinal (10/31/04)
Bell City's hopes of repeat state championships will have to wait until basketball season. The defending Class 1 volleyball champion Cubs fell to Gideon 25-13, 21-25, 25-18 in the state quarterfinal match Saturday at Advance. Bell City finished its season 26-7-1...
Saxony Lutheran cruises to crown (10/31/04)
Two years, two trips to state. The Saxony Lutheran boys cross country team has been perfect at district meets since the program's inception last year. The Crusaders had three of the top four finishers Saturday and placed all five in the top 12 to post a team score of 25 points in the Class 1 District 1 meet at Jackson City Park...
Illini fall to Iowa, drop 14th straight in Big Ten (10/31/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- With the score tied and the wind gusting to 40 miles per hour, Iowa quarterback Drew Tate knew success in the third quarter -- with the wind at his back -- was crucial. "We knew that it was the last quarter we'd have with the wind," he said. "So we really tried to get out there and throw it around a little bit and put points on the board."...
Tigers drop third straight (10/31/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- On a day when Cory Ross was about all the offense Nebraska could muster, the Cornhuskers came away from their 24-3 victory over Missouri with sole possession of the Big 12 North lead and a renewed sense of confidence. Ross's 194 yards accounted for all but 41 of the Huskers' total yards Saturday. Missouri outgained them 328-235 and held a 19-8 edge in first downs...
Singh moves into lead at Chrysler (10/31/04)
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Vijay Singh made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Chrysler Championship, the PGA Tour's final full-field tournament of the year. Singh recovered from two early bogeys for a 4-under 67 and led at 12-under 201, one shot better than Tommy Armour III. ...
Rams hope bye week cures ills (10/31/04)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has made the most of bye weeks, in each of his four seasons emerging from them with a victory. This time, he's got his work cut out for him. Nearly halfway through the season, the Rams (4-3) have been a team with two faces: potent in an overtime victory over Seattle after trailing 27-10 midway through the fourth quarter, inept two weeks later in a loss at previously winless Miami...
Salukis ring up record 66-13 victory (10/31/04)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Brandon Jacobs rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns Saturday in Southern Illinois' 66-13 blowout of Western Illinois. Craig Turner, Arkee Whitlock and Jon Cairns each ran for one touchdown for the Salukis, who set a team record for most points scored against a Division I-AA opponent. Joel Sambursky added two touchdown passes for Southern Illinois (8-1, 5-0 Gateway). Sambursky passed for 157 yards...
Ghostzapper wins BC Classic (10/31/04)
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Bobby Frankel had a simple explanation for Ghostzapper's record-setting win in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic. "He's just faster," the trainer said after Ghostzapper cruised to victory. Ghostzapper, a sprinter when he began his career, covered the 1 1/4 miles in 1:59.02, bettering the Classic record of 1:59.16 set by Skip Away in 1997 at Hollywood Park...
A win is a win -- especially on homecoming (10/31/04)
The more than 7,000 fans who witnessed Saturday's football game between Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee-Martin certainly couldn't have come away raving about how well the teams performed. But to the Southeast supporters in attendance on homecoming -- and they made up most of the crowd at Houck Stadium --the sloppy play probably mattered little...
FanSpeak Oct31 (10/31/04)
Crying foul NOTREDAME soccer coach Brad Wittenborn and Central coach Tom Doyle still don't seem to get it. Do you realize the state had to step in because, in general, high school players are playing too rough and coaches don't seem to be doing enough about it? This isn't the World Cup or the MLS. ...
Adopting a heritage (10/31/04)
Several families in Southeast Missouri are part of a growing population of adoptive parents nationwide taking a new approach to raising their foreign-born children. Rather than downplaying their children's differences as was so often done in the past, parents are now embracing them in hopes that greater understanding will lead to greater acceptance...
Rapper R. Kelly hit with pepper spray at NY concert (10/31/04)
NEW YORK -- A member of rapper Jay Z's entourage released pepper spray at R. Kelly during a joint concert at Madison Square Garden, Kelly's publicist said. The spraying happened about an hour into Friday night's show, when Kelly walked on stage and said he saw two people in the audience waving guns, publicist Allan Mayer said. Kelly abruptly stopped his set around 9:30 p.m. while security employees searched for weapons...
Marjorie Kirkpatrick (10/31/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Marjorie Kathryn Suter Kirkpatrick of Benton died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Ratcliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 19, 1912, in Diehlstadt, Mo., daughter of Willis and Ida Sanders Suter. She was the eldest of seven children. She and Otto Francis Kirkpatrick were married Dec. 19, 1930, at Charleston, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1986...
Lee Toler (10/31/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- C. Lee Toler, 37, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 22, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles Monroe and Clara Mae Pigg Toler. He and Carla Brewer were married June 5, 1999...
Lillian Rogers (10/31/04)
Lillian Rogers, 81, of Scott City died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Clayton Finn (10/31/04)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Clayton "Huck" Finn, 84, of Fredericktown died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown. He was born on Feb. 4, 1920, at St. James, Mo., son of John Richard and Anna R. Matlock Finn. He and Ruth Roark were married in 1945. She died in 1989. He and Clarice Faye Laplant were married Dec. 24, 1985. She died Dec. 17, 2002...
Tom Mayberry (10/31/04)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- Tom Mayberry, 53, of Sturdivant died Saturday, Oct. 29 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St.Louis. He was born Oct. 3, 1951, in Sturdivant, son of Raymond and Polly Hahn Mayberry. He and Karen Beal were married Sept. 7, 1985, at Advance, Mo...
Dorothy Seyer (10/31/04)
Dorothy Margaret Seyer, 82, of Jackson died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 30, 1922, at Cape Girardeau, to of Ferdinand and Louise Roth Schaefer. Shortly after her birth, her mother passed away and she was raised by her father and stepmother, Mary Schaefer. She and Lawrence Seyer were married Feb. 12, 1947. He died Nov. 13, 1974...
Russell-Berens (10/31/04)
Samantha Jane Russell and 2nd Lt. Tyler Joseph Berens were married May 8, 2004, at Lynwood Baptist Church. Dr. Derek Staples performed the ceremony. Musicians were Wendy Dirden, cousin of the bride, and Sarah Goeke, both of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. John Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Berens, all of Cape Girardeau...
Stubenrauch-Lawless (10/31/04)
KELSO, Mo. -- Geri Lynn Stubenrauch and Jason Wayne Lawless were married Aug. 7, 2004, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. The Rev. James Seyer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Doris Stubenrauch of Kelso. The groom is the son of Marvin Lawless of Morley, Mo., and Esther Lawless of Benton, Mo...
Job-Schmitt (10/31/04)
Linda Job and Terry Schmitt were united in marriage Aug. 28, 2004, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Paducah, Ky. The Rev. Larry McBride performed the ceremony. Readers were Paula Weitlauf and Christine Bickerstaff of Paducah. Penny Baucum-Fields was harpist/pianist, and Doug Arnold was also pianist, both of Paducah. Vocalists were Mary Esswein and Bill Wingerter of Perryville, Mo., cousins of the bride...
Sides-Reinbold (10/31/04)
Laura Elizabeth Sides and George W. "Jake" Reinbold IV were married May 29, 2004, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Susan Marner-Sides, aunt of the bride, and the Rev. Steve Breon performed the ceremony. Instrumental music was by Trio Girardeaux. Vocalists were Beth Hunter and Blake Glover of Columbia, Mo., accompanied by Tim DePriest of Jackson...
Rigdon-DesPres (10/31/04)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson was the setting May 28, 2004, for the wedding of Cynthia L. Rigdon and Louis J. DesPres. Monsignor Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jerry Ganiel; flutist was Jennifer Meirndorf; soloists were Christine Samuel, Moriah and Ben Watkins, nieces and nephew of the groom; Barbara Blattel, Andrea Seabaugh and Regina Herron, sisters of the bride...
Miller-Louw (10/31/04)
Michael and Debbera Miller of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Michelle Miller, to Hermanus Josias Louw of St. Louis. He is the son of Herman and Susan Louw of Middleberg, South Africa. Miller received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from St. Louis University. She expects to receive a juris doctor from Southern Illinois University in May. She has accepted employment with the law firm of Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard in St. Louis after graduation...
Goins- Curry (10/31/04)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- John and Suzanne Connell of Mounds announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Connell Goins, to Bryan Curry. He is the son of Terry and Jeanie Curry of Villa Ridge, Ill. Goins is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration at Southeast Missouri State University...
Essner-Bey (10/31/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Donald and Clara Essner of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Essner, to Airman 1st Class Jeremy Bey. He is the son of Kurt and Jody Bey of O'Fallon, Mo., and Jeff and Dawn Smith of Cape Girardeau. Essner is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is majoring in early childhood education at Southwest Missouri State University...
Fire report 10/31/04 (10/31/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Friday: At 8:37 p.m., fire alarm at 611 S. West End Blvd. At 11:06 p.m., fire alarm at 611 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 2:20 a.m., transformer fire at 3120 Kage Hills Drive...
Police report 10/31/04 (10/31/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs A motorist was in custody pending the filing of charges of driving with a revoked license, not using a turn signal and driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 10/31/04 (10/31/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 31, 1979 A combination of too many leaves and too few employees and pieces of equipment has resulted in the schedule for leaf pickup falling behind. TAMMS, Ill. -- As a result of a walkout by district bus drivers, only about 16 pupils show up for classes at the Egyptian Unit School; 13 drivers have been joined in the work stoppage by six cooks and apparently by six custodians...
Why I'm voting for Kerry (10/31/04)
I decided long ago that John Kerry would be a better president than George Bush. We need a new president because we need to change the course of this country. We need a new president because we need our country to be fiscally healthy with more jobs that pay better. We need a new president to ensure that everyone in this country will have health insurance. And we need a new president because Bush has not been truthful with the American people...
Yes on bond issue (10/31/04)
The Jackson School District has used an orderly and straightforward process for bringing a $27 million bond issue before voters in Tuesday's elections. The logic, community presentations, building tours and letters to the editor have been convincing...
Ervin had impact on many lives (10/31/04)
To the editor: The passing of Dr. Ferrell Ervin calls for a time of reflection for many of us. He truly had a profound effect on my life. When I transferred to Southeast Missouri State University from Kansas State University 11 years ago, Ervin helped me to make the transition a smooth one. ...
Missouri's Confederate ties (10/31/04)
To the editor: Recently an individual suggested that that it was unpatriotic to display the Confederate battle flag. The Missouri Legislature passed an ordinance of secession in October 1861. The Confederate government admitted Missouri as its 12th state in November 1861. So any Confederate flag flying in Missouri is appropriate and proper...
Speak Out A 10/31/04 (10/31/04)
Hats off to police KUDOS TO the Missourian for the story on law enforcement a few days ago. A bigger voice of support goes out to our Cape Girardeau Police Department, which puts up with the ridiculous bickering of people in this town. The police are well-trained, do their jobs well and are wonderful people. Keep up the good work, Cape PD. And, city council, make sure they get what they need to keep them safe and continue their service of excellence...
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