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Stories from Sunday, January 2, 2005

Nazarene church latest victim of burglaries, vandalism (01/02/05)
Windows, televisions and computers were literally smashed to bits. Holes were pounded through doors and along hallways. Thousands of dollars of high-tech video and sound equipment was destroyed. A gash was ripped through the piano that is normally used to play songs of peace...
GOP positioned to press agenda in 2005 session (01/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Starting this week Missouri Republicans will be in the driver's seat of state government. They will also be in the hot seat. Having controlled the state Senate for the last four years and both legislative chambers for the last two, the GOP has wielded tremendous influence on the policy agenda. The missing component, of course, was a Republican governor...
Baby New Year (01/02/05)
Thirty-six years ago, Darren DeLoach missed being a New Year's baby by just an hour and a half. On Saturday, with his fourth child, he didn't miss. Micah Olivia DeLoach was born at 2:06 a.m. Saturday, becoming the first area baby born in 2005. The healthy baby girl was born to Darren and Janet DeLoach at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Baby Micah weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long...
World briefs 1/2/05 (01/02/05)
Al-Qaida releases video of Iraqi police shooting; Families identify victims of Argentine nightclub fire; Palestinian leader wants to protect militants
Nation briefs 1/2/05 (01/02/05)
U.S. troops stretched around the world; Army medics are getting more intensive training; Thousands watch Rose and Mummers parades; FBI questions person in aircraft laser beam probe
Something old, Something new (01/02/05)
One of the great things about the revival of Old World style is that it combines the charm and warmth of antiquity with the conveniences of today. The home at 2516 Carriage Crossing in Cape Girardeau is a perfect example. This stone-and-brick home is set on a hill in Randol Farms subdivision. It has been expertly landscaped with pond, stream and rock formations to give it a peaceful setting and also has an in-ground pool and four-car garage...
Tigers have new outlook after win (01/02/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri players are starting to feel this won't be a lost season, after all. After scuffling through an early season that included losses to Davidson, Creighton and Houston in succession, the Tigers appear to be finally putting things together. The last three games, capped by a gritty 63-61 victory over No. 21 Gonzaga on Thursday night, have been by far their best...
Freshmen spark Southeast in tuneup for conference play (01/02/05)
The Southeast Missouri State University women struggled at the beginning of both halves Friday night. But the rest of the game with Oakland City University went pretty much as expected, with Southeast rolling to a 74-49 New Year's Eve victory in front of about 150 fans at the Show Me Center...
Southeast gathers momentum (01/02/05)
Southeast Missouri State coach Gary Garner feared a letdown after Wednesday's big win at St. Louis University. And while Southeast might not have been in peak form Saturday night, it didn't show up on the scoreboard during a 95-68 rout of Lincoln University...
Tidal wave want to help? (01/02/05)
WANT TO HELP? The following are among the aid agencies accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake and tsunamis in Asia. Contact the individual group for information on how to send donations. American Jewish World Service 45 West 36th St...
Law allowing law enforcement fund gets mixed reviews (01/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Counties across Missouri have yet to fully embrace a new law that took effect in August allowing them to create funds to help reimburse law enforcement for the costs of battling crime. Once a county creates a fund, judges can require offenders to pay up to $300 into the fund as part of their probation or suspended sentence. ...
Health clubs offering belly dancing (01/02/05)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Most don't look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing. A woman in her late 40s is swiveling her hips with the charisma of a teen pop star. A dozen others ranging from petite teens to middle-aged moms swarm around her, ringing out a rhythmic chorus on their finger cymbals...
Americans get creative to help tsunami victims (01/02/05)
BOSTON -- A Kentucky widow, moved by the cries of grief she heard in reports about the tsunami disaster in south Asia, invited her entire town to a New Year's Eve bash to raise money for the victims. In California, a college offered free basketball tickets, with a gift for relief efforts the only price of admission...
Crowds ring in New Year's with fireworks, kisses (01/02/05)
NEW YORK -- Revelers from Times Square to downtown Los Angeles welcomed 2005 amid elaborate celebrations that included dazzling fireworks, laser lights and music. Many said they hoped the new year would bring peace to all corners of the world, especially Iraq. Others prayed for tsunami victims in South Asia, saying the tragedy would be on their minds as the new year dawned...
Dribbling water enters hall of fame (01/02/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- There's some unwanted dribbling going on at the Basketball Hall of Fame. City officials say the $109 million dome-shaped building has sprung some leaks since it was built about two years ago. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, along with its parking garage and 18.5-acre site, are owned by the city. The property is rented to the hall in a 99-year lease...
Workers charged with shooting cat (01/02/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Two Wal-Mart employees have been charged with felony animal cruelty after police said they followed a manager's orders to shoot and kill a stray cat. The men, both assistant managers at the Supercenter, were arrested and released after a court appearance last week. Christopher Anderson, 29, and Jeffrey Hardin, 21, told police the store's manager ordered them to get rid of the animal that was living in a storage trailer behind their store...
Confederate symbols fall in the South (01/02/05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- From renaming Confederate Boulevard in Arkansas to shrinking "Heart of Dixie" on Alabama's license plate, the South is slowly erasing reminders of its Civil War past for fear of offending tourists and scaring off business. "Business people and tourists don't know what to think about slavery, elitism, the Civil War," says Ted Ownby of the University of Mississippi...
Alcohol on list of potential diet-busters during holidays (01/02/05)
You know drinking and driving is bad, but what about drinking and dieting? That all depends on your sense of moderation. A drink now and then probably won't leave you with a holiday belly, but knocking back too many six-packs can do a number on your six-pack abs...
Ukrainian prime minister says he will resign his post (01/02/05)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Viktor Yanukovych vowed to fight on for Ukraine's presidency, despite handing the opposition of this ex-Soviet Republic a begrudging victory by announcing his resignation as prime minister. His opponent, Western-leaning opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko, soundly won last weekend's court-ordered presidential revote, but Yanukovych has refused to concede, vowing to challenge the results in the Supreme Court. ...
FanSpeak 1/2/05 (01/02/05)
Wins equal fans; If only. ...; Looking for answers; Officials deserve recognition; Point taken; Bring on the praise
Rams believe they can be dangerous if they get in playoffs (01/02/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Four years ago, the St. Louis Rams sneaked into the playoffs in the final game of the season. Now they're back in the same situation, needing some help to advance. But heading into today's finale against the New York Jets, they know it can be done. And if it can be done, after that anything's possible...
Iowa scores on last play to beat LSU (01/02/05)
Just when it looked as though coach Nick Saban would go out a winner at LSU, the Iowa Hawkeyes came up with a miracle finish. Drew Tate threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway on the final play Saturday, and No. 11 Iowa stunned No. 12 Louisiana State 30-25 in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla...
Everything comes up roses for Texas (01/02/05)
PASADENA, Calif. -- A winning kick put the controversy to rest. The Texas Longhorns proved they did indeed belong in the Rose Bowl. Dusty Mangum made a 37-yard field goal as time expired and No. 6 Texas, behind quarterback Vince Young, edged No. 13 Michigan 38-37 Saturday in the first matchup of two of college football's elite programs...
Rams make final playoff pitch (01/02/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Pass-happy Mike Martz made this a meaningful final week for the St. Louis Rams by emphasizing the ground game, starting their Monday night victory over the Eagles with 11 straight running plays. That out-of-character, conservative formula allowed a beat-up and maligned offensive line to get into the flow early and also eased the burden on quarterback Marc Bulger, who missed the previous two games with a bruised throwing shoulder. ...
Nearly perfect-USC-OU as close as BCS can get this season (01/02/05)
MIAMI -- Pete Carroll calls this one the perfect matchup, and in many ways it is: USC vs. Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl for the national title. Preseason favorites to make it to Miami, the Trojans and Sooners were No. 1 and No. 2 in the polls all year. They feature the last two Heisman Trophy winners and about a dozen All-Americans between them...
Southeast will get early challenges on OVC schedule (01/02/05)
The Southeast Missouri State University basketball teams both will carry two-game winning streaks and plenty of momentum into 2005. The squads figure to need all of that forward push as Ohio Valley Conference play begins because they open their league schedules with tough stretches, including three of the first four games on the road for each team...
Snow that lasts all year (01/02/05)
It's a wintertime fantasy of many children to build the perfect snowman. But sometimes conditions don't cooperate: It might be too cold outside or there might not be enough snow. On the pages of children's picture books, however, the snowmen and everything around them seem to be just right...
'Perfect parents' can lapse into stereotype trap (01/02/05)
NEW YORK -- Many parents teach their children that stereotyping is bad. It fuels divisiveness, they'll say. That might be true -- but so might the stereotypes. In "The Perfect Parents Handbook" (St. Martin's Griffin), Jennifer Conklin pokes fun at all the people she sees at the playground. They all fall into one of nine categories: classic, hip, power, sporty, neotraditional, bohemian, Euro, martyr and paranoid...
Fashion forecast (01/02/05)
Winter is a perfect time to spruce up your wardrobe From staff reports Winter is here, and it's time to consider updating your wardrobe so you won't miss out on the hottest trends. Here's a look at the top fashion finds for women and men this winter...
Volunteer vacations (01/02/05)
EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS, Ore. -- The shovel bites into the earth, propelled by a swift kick from my sturdiest hiking boots. A twist of the handle, and I've dug up a heavy spadeful of earth and random plant life. I carry it a few yards to a dirt-filled trench that, when we arrived, was a beaten-down, unused hiking trail. As a fellow worker plants my "plug," I pause to look through swirling snow at the gray profile of Eagle Cap mountain...
Denny Nobles (01/02/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Denny Lee Nobles, 39, of Bastrop, Texas, formerly of Cobden, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Bastrop. He was born Feb. 28, 1965, in Joliet, Ill., the son of Denny A. and Betty Blessing Nobles...
Violet Wallace (01/02/05)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Violet R. Wallace, 87, of Matthews, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of James and Janie Tinsley Johnson. She and Miles A. Wallace were married on May 19, 1933. He died on Dec. 20, 1991...
Harry Williams (01/02/05)
Harry Lee Williams, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born July 5, 1920, at Cape Girardeau, son of Ren and Della Robins Williams. He and Iona Sebastian were married on June 21, 1963, at Cape Girardeau. Williams worked for Canedy Signs in Sikeston, Mo., and for General Sign in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1982. He was a partner in Lost Creek Lodge at Wappapello Lake. He also played on KFVS radio in the early 1940s...
Mary Griffith (01/02/05)
Mary Louise Griffith, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 3, 1911, at West Frankfort, Ill., daughter of Chauncey Leroy and Pearl Lightner McRaven. She and Louis Griffith were married Aug. 7, 1976, at Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 27, 1996...
Laura James (01/02/05)
Laura Ann James, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 22, 1960, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Theodore Freirson and Bertha James. James worked at Heartland Care and Rehab as a nurse's aid...
John Campbell (01/02/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John G. Campbell, 68, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was born Nov. 20, 1936, at St. Mary, Mo., son of Joseph S. and Catherine Primo Campbell. Campbell worked as an elevator operator at MFA Feed Supply...
Carol Blanton (01/02/05)
Carol Page Blanton, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Lee and Mary Lucille Brewer Page. She and Harry A. Blanton were married on Feb. 4, 1959, at Sikeston. Blanton worked for Quintiles Pharmaceuticals. In 1957, she graduated Sikeston High School and was the Cayenne of the Red Peppers in 1957. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Arkansas, College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati...
Gilbert Meyr (01/02/05)
Gilbert "Gib" A. Meyr, 88, of New Wells, Mo., passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 18, 1916, in New Wells, son of Gustav and Pauline Perr Meyr. He and Florence Hutteger were married April 28, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells...
Robert Goodin (01/02/05)
Robert B. Goodin, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born May 30, 1933, in Farber, Mo., son of Harry Louis and Daisy Etta Romans Goodin. He and Loretta F. Moore were married on May 26, 1956, at Farber...
Laurentius-Baldwin (01/02/05)
Carrie Jo Laurentius and Robby Brian Baldwin exchanged wedding vows July 17, 2004, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Derek Swanson performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Vandeven of Chaffee, Mo., and trumpeter was Drew Kiel of Cape Girardeau...
Ullrich-May (01/02/05)
Cynthia Inez Ullrich and Cody Robert May exchanged wedding vows Aug. 7, 2004, at Osage Hills Christian Church in Tulsa, Okla. Herschel Lee Martin III performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William Ullrich and Janice Ullrich of Tulsa. The groom is the son of Kurt and Erin May of Whitewater...
Spry-Brown (01/02/05)
Heather Ann Spry and Nathan L. Brown were united in marriage Dec. 18, 2004, at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jackson. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ronnie L. Brown of Jackson, father of the groom; Dr. Frank Mink of Lake Orion, Mich., and the Rev. Randy Campbell of Cincinnati, Ohio...
McCormick-Gossage (01/02/05)
Amber McCormick and Matthew Gossage were married April 17, 2004, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Cynthia McCormick of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jay and Cindy Sims of Carterville, Ill...
Franklin-Labbee (01/02/05)
Jill DeAnn Franklin and Nicholas Alexander Labbee exchanged wedding vows Oct. 16, 2004, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Jackson. David Schaffner performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Connie and Scott Mann of Cape Girardeau and Philip and Pam Franklin of Jackson. The groom is the son of Pamela Labbee of DeSoto, Mo., and Roger and Mary Labbee of Mesa, Ariz...
Brown-Griffith (01/02/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara Ann Brown and Jason Paul Griffith were united in marriage June 5, 2004, on a beach in Panama City, Fla. Lawrence and Diane Brown of Perryville are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Gordon and Marilyn Griffith of Decatur, Ill...
Mirly-Mroczkowski (01/02/05)
Tom and Terry Mirly of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Ann Mirly, to Jim Robert Mroczkowski. He is the son of Jim and Dianne Mroczkowski of St. Louis. Mirly is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is employed at SBC in St. Louis...
Reitzel-Miller (01/02/05)
James and Barbara Reitzel of Whitewater announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Reitzel, to Kirk Miller, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Kathryn Miller of Jackson, and the late Kenneth Miller. Reitzel is a graduate of Delta High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered nurse at Kies Eye Center and at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Milam-Riley (01/02/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Brad and Rita Milam of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Nicole Milam, to Michael Dean Riley II. He is the son of Mike and Gail Riley of Blodgett, Mo. Milam is a 2000 graduate of Kelly High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004, and expects to complete a dietetic internship program at Southeast in May 2005...
Sanfords to mark 69 years (01/02/05)
Mr. and Mrs. James Sanford of Scott City will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Jan. 4, 2005. Sanford and Laura Humphrey were married Jan. 4, 1936, in Jackson. The couple has a daughter, Betty Rosenquist of Scott City; four grandchildren, Deaonna (Paul) Dale of Salem, Mo., Ed Ressel Jr. of Kelso, Mo., Deborah (Rick) Tittle of Sikeston, Mo., James Ressel of Cape Girardeau; and five great-grandchildren, Ian, Isaac, Eric, Amber and Sean Dannenmueller...
Reeds celebrate 50 years (01/02/05)
Mr. and Mrs. John Reed of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house. Hosts were their children, grandchildren, and a sister of Mrs. Reed. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1954, at Red Star Baptist Church. The Reeds have three sons, Richard (Cheryl) Reed, Robert (Regina) Reed, and Ronald (Terri) Reed. They have four grandchildren, Rachel, Roma Ann, Richard II and Jude; and four great-grandchildren, Sierra, Logan, Ridge and Lucas...
Fire report for 1/1 (01/02/05)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * At 8:29 p.m., a fire alarm at 3026 William St. Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 1:14 p.m., a report of an electrical problem at 505 Washington Ave...
Police reports 1/2/05 (01/02/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday and Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Roy Walter Barnes, 52, of Mounds, Ill., was issued a summons at Siemers and Lambert drives for driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and failure to stop at a stop sign...
The blizzard (01/02/05)
Last week's snowstorm in the Cape Girardeau area fulfilled the wishes of all those children dreaming of a white Christmas. It also brought stories of near-heroic efforts -- and a fair share of complaints. The snow came in two batches, which meant the road-clearing efforts after the first wave were all but obliterated by the second wave...
Tsunami aftermath (01/02/05)
One of the things that makes disaster movies bearable is the notion that viewers go to the climate-controlled safety of a dark theater to witness horrors they believe will never actually occur. So while special effects make the volcanoes, avalanches, floods, earthquakes and towering infernos seem real, they are, in fact, not real at all...
Speak Out 1/2/05 (01/02/05)
Trooper helps stranger; Using costly services; Still shoveling; Future of knowledge; Thanks for delivery; Time for big change
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