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Stories from Monday, November 8, 2004

Scott Co. receives small supply of flu shots (11/08/04)
Kay Griffin knows she's sitting on a hot commodity. The women's health nurse practitioner at the Scott County Health Center knows this so well, she's reluctant to say how many flu shots her department has for fear of causing a stampede. Amid a national shortage, Griffin was surprised recently with a small shipment of the vaccine from one of the three suppliers she had ordered from, although the amount is a pittance compared to the 3,000 doses she had originally ordered. ...
Turnovers dug too deep a hole for Southeast (11/08/04)
Southeast nearly made a stirring comeback after making some big mistakes. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian As stirring as Southeast Missouri State University's near-miracle comeback was Saturday night, coach Tim Billings acknowledged that his team might not have needed such an amazing rally had it not been for some early miscues that led to a big deficit...
Open for business (11/08/04)
Starting from Jackson's northern city limits, along U.S. 61, a picture begins to develop. It's a picture that doesn't come in focus until one really looks for it. The first snapshot is a newly constructed brick building with a large ivory-colored facade on the building's upper half...
Engineers take break during Iraq preparation (11/08/04)
After spending two days together, area families, including four in Cape Girardeau, are saying their goodbyes today to 17 servicemen who have been preparing for deployment to Iraq. Members of the Engineering Brigade 35th ID have been training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kan., for the last four weeks. ...
Community cuisine 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
Chicken dinner, bazaar to be held at Legion hall A holiday bazaar will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall, 2731 Thomas Drive. A chicken and dumpling dinner on the same date will start at 3:30 p.m. For tickets, call 335-0305 and leave a message...
Community briefs 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
Community dance set for Nov. 20 at church Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance will hold a community dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau. The dance features a caller who teaches and prompts the dance and live, old-time fiddle tunes. No partner, costume or experience necessary. For more information, call Judy Hubbard at 334-5289 or John Boyd at 335-7315...
Couple uncovers newspaper report on 'War of Worlds' broadcast (11/08/04)
Scaring folks on Halloween can sometimes leave a lasting impression. One such spectacular scare affected the entire nation in 1938 when Orson Welles delivered his dramatization "The War of the Worlds." The panic that followed the radio hoax was remembered when new Cape Girardeau residents Craig and Robin Williams began packing up their former home in Memphis, Tenn...
Optimist International forms new south Cape chapter (11/08/04)
Optimist International, the world's fourth-largest civic service organization, is working to add another Optimist Club to the Cape Girardeau area to better serve youths in the community. Volunteer members of Optimist International have been working to get the club started in south Cape Girardeau. Their efforts will culminate with an informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St...
Southeast suffers power outage (11/08/04)
A malfunction in the main transformer caused an eight-hour power outage Sunday on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, officials said. Classes will be in session and offices open today. Fog allowed electricity to arc between the transformer's distribution cables, which then caused the transformer fuses to disconnect the power feed with AmerenUE. Power went out shortly after 10 a.m. and was restored by 6:15 p.m...
Military digest 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Cairo graduate finishes Navy basic training Navy Airman Apprentice Malcolm D. Lambert, brother of Shunicia L. Jackson of Cairo, Ill., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Lambert is a 2004 graduate of Cairo High School of Cairo, Ill...
Community Q&A 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
n Name: Marco M. Otten Lives in: Jackson Family: Married, no children (one dog instead). Job: Program director with Cultural Exchange Network in Jackson. What do you like most about the area? After immigrating to the United States from the Netherlands, the best feature of the area is the amount of living space available...
Southeast women to debut in exhibition (11/08/04)
Southeast will have 11 new players on its roster when it faces Christian Brothers University tonight. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Because of so many new faces, Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball coach B.J. Smith believes his team's two exhibition contests are more important this year than in most seasons...
GOP ascendancy continues in state, particularly Southeast Mo. (11/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The 2004 elections leave little doubt that Missouri, long considered a swing state, is now solidly in the red column. In Southeast Missouri, which traditionally had posted wide swaths of Democratic blue on electoral maps, the Republican dominance is, like other rural areas, becoming even more pronounced than the state as a whole...
Sex case raises issues of politics, privilege in Bootheel (11/08/04)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A high-profile sex case in New Madrid has some people questioning whether a woman from a prominent family can be tried fairly in the Bootheel town or if politics and privilege will prevail. Last week, a prosecutor and a judge said they were removing themselves from the case, and the defendant's attorney said he hoped to move it out of New Madrid County altogether...
Nation briefs 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
Town denies firefighter's widow death benefits BOSTON -- Firefighter Marty McNamara had two young daughters and a third on the way when he barreled into a burning basement last November. His family was protected by the same accidental death benefit that covers every part-time firefighter in the state: none. ...
Man, distraught over election, shoots self at ground zero (11/08/04)
NEW YORK -- A 25-year-old from Georgia who was apparently distraught over President Bush's re-election shot and killed himself at ground zero. Andrew Veal's body was found Saturday morning inside the off-limits site, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A shotgun was found nearby, but no suicide note was found, Coleman said...
World digest 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Palestinian leaders to meet Arafat's doctors JERUSALEM -- With Yasser Arafat fighting for his life in a French hospital, his top lieutenants will fly to Paris for consultations with his doctors, a senior official said Sunday, as Palestinian leaders worked to set up contingency plans in the event of the 75-year-old leader's death. ...
Troops move into western Fallujah (11/08/04)
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq -- U.S. forces stormed into western districts of Fallujah early today, seizing the main city hospital and securing two key bridges over the Euphrates River in what appeared to be the first stage of the long-expected assault on the insurgent stronghold...
Mobs loot, attack French targets in Ivory Coast (11/08/04)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- France rolled out overwhelming military force Sunday to put down an explosion of anti-French violence in its former West African colony, deploying troops, armored vehicles and helicopter gunships against machete-waving mobs that hunted for foreigners...
Stupples helps Dalhousie honor its junior golfers (11/08/04)
Karen Stupples was back in Cape Girardeau last week to help Dalhousie Golf Club honor the top performers in the club's first-year junior program. Stupples, an LPGA touring pro sponsored by Dalhousie, helped kick off the program in February. Thirty golfers participated this summer...
Sunday's NFL games 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
Steelers 27, Eagles 3 The Pittsburgh Steelers are doing things never seen before in the NFL, largely because of rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers combined their new quarterback's play with a touch of the old -- a Jerome Bettis of yesteryear and a defense that was Steel Curtain-tough -- to dominate the Philadelphia Eagles 27-3 Sunday and leave the NFL without an undefeated team...
Goosen tracks down Tiger (11/08/04)
Retief Goosen came from four shot back to win the PGA Tour's final event, the Tour Championship. By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Retief Goosen defied the odds at every turn Sunday in the Tour Championship. No one makes birdie on the 481-yard 16th hole, especially not from the rough. Goosen smoked a 5-iron from 195 yards that dropped in front of the flag and stopped 3 feet away...
Patriots whip Rams (11/08/04)
St. Louis was unable to exploit a depleted New England secondary. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Adam Vinatieri beat the St. Louis Rams with his leg in the 2002 Super Bowl. This time, he used his leg and his arm. New England's place-kicker hit a season-best four field goals, then threw his first career touchdown pass on a fake to Troy Brown to help the Patriots bounce back from their only loss with a 40-22 victory Sunday...
Earnhardt tightens Cup chase with win (11/08/04)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost the argument but won the race. Earnhardt's crew chief ordered the driver to stay on the track and pass up a tire change late in Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway Following orders reluctantly, Junior still pulled away from Jeff Gordon in a pair of overtime laps to win the race. His 15th career victory tightened up the championship chase with two races to go...
Sports briefs 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
Running n Britain's Paula Radcliffe surged ahead in the final feet Sunday to win the tightest New York City Marathon in history in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 10 seconds -- less than three months after pulling out of the Athens Games just a few miles from the finish in a fit of tears. Radcliffe edged Kenya's Susan Chepkemei by 4 seconds to become the race's first non-Kenyan women's champion since 2000...
Sports training coming to Cape area (11/08/04)
With winter fast approaching, many young athletes are packing away their baseball and softball gloves and spikes. However, a new business is opening just outside of Cape Girardeau that specializes in practicing those and other sports on a year-round basis...
$10,000 spent promoting bond issue (11/08/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: I would like to know just how much money was spent promoting the Jackson School District's bond issue...
Cartoon superheroes wrangle up 'incredible' debut (11/08/04)
LOS ANGELES -- "The Incredibles" lived up to their name at the box office as the animated superhero adventure debuted with $70.7 million in its opening weekend, continuing an unbroken string of hits for Pixar Animation. If numbers hold when final figures are released today, "The Incredibles" would have the second-best opening weekend among animated flicks, coming in just ahead of Pixar's 2003 blockbuster "Finding Nemo," which debuted with $70.3 million. ...
Drury Inns gets Better Business Bureau award (11/08/04)
Since it sprouted from a limited service hotel in Sikeston, Mo., in 1973, Drury Inns Inc. has grown into a regional power in the hotel industry with more than 100 locations in 17 states. Along the way, the St. Louis-based corporation has garnered its share of nation and regional accolades to go with that success. It can now add another award to that portfolio...
People on the move 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Former SEMO official now VP at Fontbonne Nancy H. Blattner will be vice president and dean for academic affairs at Fontbonne University in St. Louis effective July 1. Blattner once served as the associate dean of the School of University Studies and as the academic associate in the Office of the Provost at Southeast Missouri State University. She was also a professor in the Department of English at Southeast...
A push from petroleum (11/08/04)
CHELSEA, Mass. Few have anything good to say about this year's run-up in oil prices. They do, though, at World Energy Alternatives, a biodiesel company with a shiny antique Gulf Oil pump in the lobby -- a hint that petroleum's proudest days may have passed...
Lawsuit may set boundary of online speech (11/08/04)
DALLAS, Ga. -- When Alan and Linda Townsend were unhappy with the sprayed-on siding applied to their house, the frustrated couple launched a Web site to complain and to give other unsatisfied customers a forum. Visitor postings to the Web site said the product, Spray on Siding, cracked, bubbled and buckled. For their efforts, the Townsends got slapped with a lawsuit by the product's maker...
Business memo 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Area firms, agencies share excellence award Several area companies and state agencies were recently awarded the Excellence in Innovation in Employment Award at the 2004 Governor's Conference of Workforce Development. The award, which recognized a transportation project formed by the partnering companies, was shared by Gilster-Mary Lee, Workforce Development Solutions, Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, East Missouri Action Agency and Division of Workforce Development. ...
Ruth Stafford (11/08/04)
Ruth Berneice Stafford, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 19, 1913, at Malden, Mo., daughter of Charles and Francis Chaney Johnson. She and Thomas G. "Mike" Stafford were married March 9, 1935, at Vanduser, Mo...
Vonda Maschmeyer (11/08/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Vonda Marlene Maschmeyer, 77, of Dexter died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at the Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born March 9, 1927, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of David and Bessie Cooper Bollinger. She and Richard Maschmeyer were married March 26, 1944, at Piggott, Ark...
James Baker (11/08/04)
James Andy Baker, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 14, 1918, at Clines Island, Mo., son of James and Lottie Curd Baker. He and Mildred Evans were married April 14, 1949...
Billy Chadd (11/08/04)
William Louis "Billy" Chadd, 39, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1965, at Trinidad, Mo., son of Louis and Peggy Bennett Chadd. Chadd was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an optical technician at Doctors Value Vision...
Gary McClard (11/08/04)
Gary J. McClard, 58, formerly of Jackson died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at his home in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Births 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
Gause Daughter to Daniel Phillip-Houston Gause and Dana Jo King of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:48 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. Name, Dylana Jo-Marie. Weight, 6 pounds 9 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. King is the daughter of Cindy and Robin King of Jackson. Gause is the son of Donna Gause of Cape Girardeau...
Cape police report 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Kory J. Presley, 21, of 517 Lindenwood, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Willie J. Humphrey, 25, of 636 S. Henderson Ave., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Cape fire report 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 4:21 p.m., suspicious odor at Lexington Avenue and North Kingshighway. At 5:38 p.m., illegal burn at 646 Terry Lane. At 5:55 p.m., illegal burn at 512 Terry Lane. At 8:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Park Drive...
Out of the past 11/8/04 (11/08/04)
25 years ago: Nov. 8, 1979 Membership of the Southeast Missouri State University presidential search committee is announced by Board of Regents president Kenneth L. Dement; members are Dement, Dr. Robert W. Foster, Dr. Sheila Caskey, Harvey Hecht, Dr. Harold H. Dugger, Dr. John E. Koenig, James L. Molvie, Roberta L. Broeker, Barbara Lohr, Delmar Cobble, Thurston Hill and Stephen R. Sharp...
IRS and the NAACP (11/08/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Internal Revenue Service is abusing its power by investigating the NAACP because of a speech in which its chairman, Julian Bond, criticized the president. In a letter to the NAACP this month, the IRS said the group's summer convention in Philadelphia may have violated the restriction on political activity by nonprofit groups because Bond's speech "condemned the administration policies of George W. ...
The election (11/08/04)
The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger ... (Senator Kerry) could see that even with more than 100,000 absentee and provisional ballots to be counted in Ohio, the odds were against reversing a Bush victory. In late morning Kerry called the White House to concede the election...
Stop the flood (11/08/04)
It was the elephant in the living room, and during the election nobody wanted to admit it was there, even though it represents one of the most serious threats to the future of America as we know it. During the campaigns both parties shied away from even mentioning illegal immigration, despite the fact that it was uppermost in the minds of millions of Americans now paying the price for our government's failure to get a grip on the scandal...
More election reaction (11/08/04)
Los Angeles Times George W. Bush seems poised as of this writing to win reelection, though once again the threat of litigation may hold up a final resolution. Disturbing as the prospect is, this election will be memorable for more than just who won...
Castoff canines (11/08/04)
No person wants to be singled out for their differences, especially in junior high school. But Victoria Lowes and her pal, Sami, are getting noticed in positive ways. Victoria has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair to get around. But lately she's been getting help at school from Sami, her assistance dog adopted from the local animal shelter...
Fond memories of the Mississippi (11/08/04)
To the editor: I enjoyed reading the article about the riverboats so very much. It brought back so many memories of my father, Capt. Roy E. Ticer. I have lived in Texas since I graduated from Central High School in 1956 and married my husband, Chuck Slagle, but every time we come back to Cape Girardeau or visit a city where the Mississippi runs, I must go down to the riverbank. ...
Speak Out 11/08/04 (11/08/04)
Religious guidance HOW DISAPPOINTING to read that a church member is indignant about finding an election flyer on the windshield of his car on the church parking lot. The flyer promoted no individual or party. He called his church a "sanctuary." He has confined his religion so that it is manageable in his life. ...
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