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Stories from Thursday, November 4, 2004

Jackson aldermen OK street repair program (11/04/04)
Jackson residents may see even more construction crews in the next few days as the city has approved its latest asphalt improvement program. The board of aldermen on Monday night accepted a $107,526 bid from the Apex Paving Co. This is in addition to the Missouri Department of Transportation's major widening project that is under construction on West Jackson Boulevard...
Science project garners honors for local youth (11/04/04)
David Westrich is officially one of America's top young scientists. The Cape Girardeau 14-year-old didn't expect his science project on lead levels in worms and wood lice to take him so far, but his work recently earned him third place in the Discovery Channel's Young Scientist Challenge...
Notre Dame students put 'Earnest' effort into Wilde classic (11/04/04)
For its latest theatrical production, Notre Dame Regional High School takes on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" and the results are admirable. The play focuses on friends Algernon Moncrief and Jack Worthing and the romantic entanglements that arise from their dual identities. ...
'Roaring '20s' celebration planned (11/04/04)
Flappers, fedoras, zoot suits and the Charleston and Lindy dances will return to the Marquette Towers when the lobby of the one-time hotel is transformed into a "speakeasy" Saturday. Old Town Cape, a Cape Girardeau downtown revitalization organization, is sponsoring an evening of music, dancing and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the restoration of the former hotel. The structure is now an office building...
Kinder beat Cook by six-tenths of a percent (11/04/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, after a grueling night of watching election returns trickle in at a St. Louis hotel, Peter Kinder's campaign manager cleared the room to break the bad news to the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor...
Guest speaker announced for First Friday Coffee (11/04/04)
The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center this Friday. This month's featured presenter will be Sam Jones, Region 7 administrator for the Small Business Administration. Jones will discuss the role of small business in economic recovery. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, after a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m...
Former Cape woman celebrates 103rd birthday with family (11/04/04)
Bessie Hendrix Cooper, 103, recently celebrated her birthday at Hill Crest Nursing Care Center in Desoto where she has been a resident since 1998. Cooper is the widow of Roy H. Cooper. She is the daughter of John and Katie Allard Hendrix. Roy and Bessie Cooper married Sept. 30, 1925, in Cape Girardeau and had five children: Dorothy Morton (deceased), Gary Cooper, Aldo Cooper, Shirley Kirkpatrick and John Henry Cooper, who died as an infant...
Community Q&A 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
n Name: Linda Keena Lives in: Jackson Family: 11-year-old son, Michael Job: Instructor, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Southeast Missouri State University What do you like most about the area? I love this area because it has all four seasons of the year with distinctive differences in each...
Missouri Veterans Home begins 'Hero's Homecoming' memorial (11/04/04)
"A Hero's Homecoming," is the new procedure implemented at the Missouri Veterans Home when a resident dies. Residents, employees, volunteers and visitors gather in the lobby for a brief ceremony which includes placing a special patriotic memorial banner over the funeral home covering. A resident also calls out "attention" followed by everyone saluting and placing hands over their hearts while taps is played...
Military digest 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Henderson completes Navy basic training Navy airman recruit James S. Henderson, completed U.S. Navy basic training Friday, Oct. 29 at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. A 2004 graduate of Scott City High School, Henderson is the son of Steve and Pam Henderson of Scott City...
Community cuisine 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Hanover Lutheran plans pork sausage supper A pork sausage supper will be served beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road, sponsored by the Hanover Lutheran Men's Club. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes sausage, potatoes, green beans, apple butter, sauer kraut, bread, dessert and beverages. Carry outs will be available. Children under 6 can eat free. For more information, call 335-8583...
Coming clean with life after drug court (11/04/04)
On Monday night, Ivory Joe Robinson of Cape Girardeau graduated. The people closest to him were there to cheer him on and wish him well. A speaker gave an address, and Robinson was given a certificate, a commencement coin and a bag of gifts. He also walked away with more than that: a new-found dignity and respect for himself and for others. He walked into a new life he had to learn how to live. Robinson graduated from drug court...
Community briefs 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Scrapbooking class scheduled at library A free scrapbook album workshop, held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, will be led by instructor Jackie McMinn at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. Call 243-8141 or sign up in person. The class is limited to 30 participants. There will be a nominal charge for supplies and participants should bring their own photos...
House GOP picks Jetton for speaker (11/04/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Fresh from Election Day triumphs that tightened GOP control of the Missouri Legislature, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday nominated state Rep. Rod Jetton to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Jetton, R-Marble Hill, easily won election to his third House term on Tuesday. He has served as speaker pro tem, the chamber's No. 2 post, since 2003...
Man shoots at police, kills himself (11/04/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A man in a stolen car and wearing body armor shot at police early Wednesday at a conservation area before fatally shooting himself, investigators said. St. Louis County police did not say why Ryan Arnold, 26, of Florissant, was wearing a bullet-resistant vest or why he opened fire shortly before 1 a.m. at the Missouri state conservation area...
Man charged for contaminating freshwater springs (11/04/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County man was charged Wednesday with dumping 50,000 gallons of a spoiled molasses and rainwater mixture that polluted freshwater springs in southwest Missouri. Stephen Lindsey, who owns German Septic Tank Service, faces a misdemeanor of violating Missouri's Clean Water Law by unlawfully discharging a water contaminant...
Columbia voters OK decriminalizing possession of pot (11/04/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Possession of small amounts of marijuana would be decriminalized and medical use of the drug would be legal under two propositions Columbia voters approved by large margins. Voters there also approved a measure that requires the city to generate or purchase electricity from renewable resources in increasingly higher percentages for the next 18 years...
Commission in Alexander County gets first woman (11/04/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Voters in Alexander County narrowly elected Republican Angela Greenwell of rural Cairo over incumbent Democrat John "Andy" Clarke of Olive Branch for county commissioner while voters in McClure approved a plan to incorporate the town...
Brother, sister convicted of spamming (11/04/04)
LEESBURG, Va. -- A brother and sister who sent junk e-mail to millions of America Online customers were convicted Wednesday in the nation's first felony prosecution of Internet spam distributors. Jurors recommended that Jeremy Jaynes be sentenced to nine years in prison and fined Jessica DeGroot $7,500 after convicting them of three counts each of sending e-mails with fraudulent and untraceable routing information...
President Bush's victory speech (11/04/04)
We had a long night ... and a great night. The voters turned out in record numbers and delivered an historic victory. Earlier today, Sen. Kerry called with his congratulations. We had a really good phone call. He was very gracious. Sen. Kerry waged a spirited campaign, and he and his supporters can be proud of their efforts. Laura and I wish Sen. Kerry and Teresa and their whole family all our best wishes...
Nation briefs 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Twenty injured in D.C. when subway trains collide WASHINGTON -- An empty subway train backed into an occupied one Wednesday, injuring 20 people, transit officials said. The occupied train had pulled into one of the city's busiest stations moments before the empty train backed into it. Most of the 75-foot-long rear car of the empty train came off the tracks and about one-third of its aluminum shell was pulled apart...
Alaska Senate win builds up GOP (11/04/04)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Republican Lisa Murkowski earned a term in the Senate in her own right Wednesday, defeating popular former Gov. Tony Knowles and overcoming the commotion that arose when her father, the governor, appointed her to fill his Senate term...
High Court considers rights of older workers (11/04/04)
WASHINGTON -- Note to lawyers: It's probably best not to bring up the infirmities of the elderly when arguing an age discrimination case before the white-haired members of the Supreme Court. Attorney Glen Nager tried it and got a cold reception Wednesday as justices debated standards for on-the-job age discrimination lawsuits. The stakes in the case are huge for businesses, because a loss in the case would open them up to more lawsuits when layoffs or other cutbacks hurt older workers...
Rural Missouri gives Blunt edge in gubernatorial race (11/04/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Newly elected as governor, Matt Blunt will have the opportunity of a lifetime -- in fact, of several lifetimes -- when he takes office in January. The state's second-youngest governor ever, Blunt also will be the first Republican governor to enjoy GOP legislative majorities since Gov. Arthur Hyde in 1921-1922...
Antibiotic may help end preventable blindness (11/04/04)
British researchers working in an East African village say a single dose of an antibiotic appears to stop infections that cause trachoma, the world's leading preventable cause of blindness. After treating most of the village with azithromycin, the "prevalence and intensity of infection fell dramatically," said Anthony Soloman, the study's lead author...
Sen. Kerry's consession speech (11/04/04)
I'm sorry that we got here a little bit late and little bit short. I spoke to President Bush and I offered him and Laura our congratulations on their victory. We had a good conversation, and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need -- the desperate need for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together...
Study links eating fruits, veggies with heart health (11/04/04)
WASHINGTON -- A multiyear study involving more than 100,000 participants provides added support that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for the heart. But the analysis failed to show similar benefits for cancer, a result that prompted the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which published the study Tuesday, to raise questions about its findings...
'America has spoken' (11/04/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush claimed a re-election mandate Wednesday after a record 59 million Americans chose him over Democrat John Kerry and voted to expand Republican control of Congress as well. He pledged to pursue his agenda on taxes and Iraq while seeking "the broad support of all Americans."...
Four more years - What to expect in Bush's second term (11/04/04)
WASHINGTON -- Successful in persuading voters not to change leaders in wartime, President Bush faces a second term packed with problems bred in his first, from the need for an exit strategy in Iraq to the prospect of staggering budget deficits at home...
Gay marriage rejection in 11 states called 'prelude' (11/04/04)
Elated by an 11-for-11 rejection of gay marriage in state elections, conservatives Wednesday urged Congress to follow suit by approving a federal constitutional amendment that would extend the prohibition nationwide. The state victories "are a prelude to the real battle," said Matt Daniels, whose Alliance for Marriage has pushed for congressional action. "Ultimately, only our Federal Marriage Amendment will protect marriage."...
Aides say Arafat has taken turn for worse (11/04/04)
PARIS -- Yasser Arafat, hospitalized in France with a mystery ailment, was rushed to intensive care after suffering a setback and was undergoing a new round of tests, Palestinian officials said early today. The two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 75-year-old Arafat's condition had seriously deteriorated over the past day, adding that doctors who have been examining him since Friday still don't know the cause of his illness...
Kidnappers grab second U.S. citizen in a week (11/04/04)
An Iraqi army officer and national guardsmen were also beheaded on Wednesday. By Robert H. Reid ~ The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen kidnapped a Lebanese-American businessman -- the second U.S. citizen seized this week in Baghdad -- and a videotape Wednesday showed the beheadings of three Iraqi National Guardsmen and an Iraqi officer...
World briefs 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Bin Laden accuses Bush of quagmire in Iraq CAIRO, Egypt -- Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden claimed in new video footage broadcast Wednesday that President Bush ignored warnings against invading Iraq because he was dazzled by the country's "black gold" and ended up leading the United States into a quagmire. The tape shows bin Laden accusing Bush of acting out of what he calls "private" interests -- an allusion to Bush's past in the oil industry...
High school football - Week 10 games (11/04/04)
Thursday CENTRAL (2-7) AT SIKESTON (2-7), 7 P.M. N LAST WEEK: WEST PLAINS 35, CENTRAL 14; POPLAR BLUFF 34, SIKESTON 14 LAST YEAR'S MEETING: CENTRAL 44, SIKESTON 19 NOTES: A DISAPPOINTING HOME LOSS TO WEST PLAINS ON SENIOR NIGHT HAS THE TIGERS PLAYING FOR PRIDE AGAINST SIKESTON INSTEAD OF A FIFTH STRAIGHT DISTRICT TITLE. THE BULLDOGS HAVE STRUGGLED AS MUCH AS THE TIGERS THIS SEASON, WITH PLENTY OF LOPSIDED LOSSES OF THEIR OWN...
Three teams carry district title hopes (11/04/04)
Three area teams will play for district titles when the final week of district play begins tonight. Unlike recent years, when large schools Central and Jackson were looking to make postseason runs, Scott City and Perryville join St. Vincent in the hunt for state playoff berths...
Central coach taking inventory of new-look team (11/04/04)
Derek McCord and the Central basketball team could spend a lot of time thinking about what they don't have this year. McCord instead is putting in a lot of time trying to find out just what he does have. "We have to develop an identity," McCord said Wednesday after his team completed its third practice session in preparation for the 2004-05 basketball season...
Missouri's NCAA violations (11/04/04)
What the NCAA found n The NCAA infractions committee found Missouri violated NCAA recruiting rules from 1999 to 2003. The report acknowledged that an assistant coach violated NCAA rules by buying meals, providing transportation and illegally contacting recruits and their families...
Patriots' Law out for at least a month (11/04/04)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Ty Law's foot injury could not have come at a worse time for the New England Patriots. Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed Wednesday that Law will not play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, and a representative for the Pro Bowl cornerback said he'll miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his left foot...
Tigers suffer consequences (11/04/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Missouri's basketball team avoided the NCAA's harshest penalty Wednesday -- a ban from postseason play. But it did receive one of the rarest punishments: a one-year ban from off-campus recruiting. After finding Missouri broke NCAA recruiting rules, the infractions committee placed the Tigers on probation for three years, took away one scholarship next year and two in 2006-07 and limited all basketball coaches to recruiting on campus until November 2005...
Heat wins Shaq's debut (11/04/04)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Shaquille O'Neal caught the ball deep in the low post, used his oversized posterior to bump Alonzo Mourning out of the way, then dropped in a layup with no one else around. Miami's new center had his way against a familiar face from the Heat's recent past, shooting 7-for-9 from the field and scoring 16 points in a 100-77 victory Wednesday night over the New Jersey Nets...
Golden defense - Three Cardinals win Golden Gloves (11/04/04)
~ The AssociatedPress ST. LOUIS -- Three members of the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals were honored as the top-fielding players at their positions when the Gold Gloves were announed Wednesday. Greg Maddux, meanwhile, won his 14th Gold Glove. He had won 13 in a row, a record among NL pitchers, before Atlanta's Mike Hampton replaced him in 2003. Back with the Chicago Cubs this year, Maddux is closing in on Jim Kaat's record for pitchers of 16 Gold Gloves...
Cornerback Fisher says he's closer to his form (11/04/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The first hit was the worst part of Travis Fisher's comeback. After being out since the preseason with a broken right forearm, the St. Louis Rams' cornerback thought he had broken it again. "It was aching real bad," Fisher said Wednesday. "You can't help but notice it when it's hurting."...
Area sports calendar 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Basketball Hotshot contest: The Jackson Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Points for Pizzas Basketball Hotshot Contest on Nov. 20 at the multi-purpose building by Jackson High School. Registration is 9 a.m. with the contest to begin at 10. Divisions for ages 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17. No fee; Domino's pizzas for top three finishers. A half-court shoot-off also planned. Info: 204-8848...
Corrections 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
n In a photo caption in Sunday's paper, Joel Hahs was listed with the incorrect school. Hahs is a cross country runner for Meadow Heights. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. In a story in Monday's edition, the new coach for the Oran boys basketball team was listed incorrectly. Jason Andrews is the coach for Oran. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Alabama's only practitioner soothes and heals critical patients (11/04/04)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The persistent beeping catches Sunny Speaker's attention. She quickly steps around nurses, incubators and bulky machines while balancing a stack of patient charts -- and a guitar. The beeping is coming from the monitor on a premature baby boy who is struggling to breathe because of respiratory disease and whose blood is getting low on oxygen...
Too much information (11/04/04)
Growing up in "Swampeast Missouri," I had just assumed that mosquitoes were a necessary nuisance. Lately, I have been forced to see them as terrorist killers from the West Nile. SARS makes me think twice about getting on an airplane with strangers and this looming, unprotected flu season has me tempted to copy Michael Jackson's face-gear fashion statement...
Health calendar 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
Today Blood pressure screening at 10 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, sponsored by the Generations Family Resource Center. For information, call 651-5825. "Ask your doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on cable channel 5. Dr. Suha Alkadry will speak about breast-feeding. Viewers can phone 334-3095 with questions during the program...
Curse of the pigskin (11/04/04)
Nov. 4, 2004 Dear coach, This letter is an apology on behalf of my wife, who has put a curse on your season. Let me explain. It was my wife, more than a year ago, who thought football players would make good tenants. I think she fantasized they'd pick up big rocks and tree limbs for her out in the yard...
Return to 'Dallas' will stir memories (11/04/04)
In its day, "Dallas" was a magnificent and magnetic series that drew millions every Friday night. No matter how silly, this steamy soap took command for most of its 13-season run, serving as a pioneer of serialized dramas in prime time. (And need we remind you how 77 percent of all people watching TV the night of Nov. 21, 1980, tuned to "Dallas" to find out who shot J.R.?)...
Lucille Crews (11/04/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Lucille Crews, 89, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico, Mo. She was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of Wiley Price and Iva Templeton Thomas. She and George Raymond Crews were married Sept. 28, 1933. He died March 28, 1999...
Deanna Walker (11/04/04)
Deanna Walker, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Glenn E. and Doris Bibb Middleton. She and William H. Walker were married in August 1989 in Cobden, Ill...
Juana Gromer (11/04/04)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Juana Gromer, 28, of Bland, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 30, 1976, in St. Charles, Mo., daughter of Juan Castro and Susan Sear. She and Larry Gromer were married June 24, 1996, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Bobby Turner (11/04/04)
LOWNDES, Mo. -- Bobby Glenn Turner, 75, of Lowndes died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Three Rivers Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born July 16, 1929, in Flint, Mich., son of B.G. and Fannie Boyd Turner. He and Jean Kinningham were married July 23, 1971. She died July 30, 2004...
Andrew Tyler (11/04/04)
Before Andrew was born the Lord knew him and all his days were planned. God loved Andrew so much that He gave His one and only Son so that when Andrew asked Jesus to be his Savior Feb. 23, 1997, God gave Andrew eternal life. Andrew fought the good fight. He lay down his sword and received his crown Oct. 27, 2004. We grieve our loss while rejoicing in his victory...
Richard Knaup (11/04/04)
Richard Joseph Knaup, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, son of John and Clara Stehr Knaup. He and Carla Jo "Jody" Whitehead were married June 10, 1952, in Charleston, Mo...
Mildred Diebold (11/04/04)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mildred Francis Diebold, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, at Anniston, Mo., daughter of George and Lila Gardner Lochridge. She and Herman Eugene Diebold were married Sept. 3, 1943. He died Oct. 12, 2004...
Out of the past 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1979 The Rev. Claude Russell Jr., is installed as pastor of Second Baptist Church in afternoon ceremony; the Rev. Pythia Frazier of Carbondale, Ill., delivers the installation sermon; Russell came to Cape Girardeau from the New Zion Baptist Church of Carbondale...
Correction 11/4/04 (11/04/04)
In Wednesday's edition, it should have been reported that NBC, MSNBC and Fox were the three television networks declaring President Bush the winner in the Ohio presidential election. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Bush wins; Kerry shows honor (11/04/04)
Facing an insurmountable vote deficit in Ohio, Sen. John Kerry conceded the presidential election to George W. Bush yesterday and sent home thousands of lawyers the Democratic Party had amassed to challenge the results. While some may argue that Kerry was simply facing the clear facts of the vote tallies -- something he admitted in his concession speech -- his decision to recognize Bush's victory saved the nation weeks of rancor and division. ...
How to spend $1 million (11/04/04)
We like the common-sense approach the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board is taking toward finding ways to use the city's $1 million tax surplus. The board contemplates spending only half the money and wants it to be used as seed money for larger projects. The board so far has backed away from any big-ticket items such as a water park or hockey rink...
Animals have love stored up (11/04/04)
To the editor: In response to "Freedom on four legs": A big thank you to Callie Clark for writing such a wonderful and informative article. And a thank you for running it on the front page. Many homeless animals would make great pets. They are just waiting for a family to let them in so they can share all that love stored up inside. Thanks again...
Understanding foreign adoptions (11/04/04)
To the editor: In response to "Adopting a heritage": Thank you, Laura Johnston, for a well-written article on foreign adoptive families. You have much more insight than many reporters. It's easy to get interested in the topic but not easy to get the insight. Thank you. I would love to see more people understand this issue as well as you do...
Speak Out 11/04/04 (11/04/04)
Running red lights IT IS going to take someone being injured badly or killed before police start monitoring the intersections in Cape Girardeau? Every day as I go to and from work, I witness people running red lights. I am not talking about going through on caution, but completely going through on red. ...
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