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Stories from Saturday, January 8, 2005

Parents' suit puts daughter in court for death (01/08/05)
The parents of a girl who was killed in a 2001 car accident have filed a wrongful death suit against their older daughter, who was driving the car involved in the wreck. Bobby D. and Lula M. McDonald of Cape Girardeau filed a civil petition for wrongful death in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court against daughter April McDonald, Shelter Insurance Co. of Jefferson City and Patricia Montgomery of Cape Girardeau...
Just don't add water (01/08/05)
The sandbags can stay in storage, at least for now. But river and weather watchers, especially those around Cairo, Ill., and New Madrid, Mo., are beginning to look with some concern at the rising Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District on Friday initiated a phase one "floodfight" along the Mississippi River, meaning personnel have been deployed to the field and will begin monitoring levees, flood walls and pumping stations...
Kinder guest speaker at Friday coffee (01/08/05)
~ Kinder also touched on issues he's been talking about since his election last November, including state revenue. "The state's revenue won't be growing as the same rate as last year," said Kinder, a Republican. "That's the bad news. The good news is it will be growing."...
Region/state digest 01/08/05 (01/08/05)
Driver hurt in explosion at fuel storage site; Inauguration to be carried on television; HIV-positive man gets 10 years for biting cop
Cape Girardeau city engineer and assistant resign (01/08/05)
Cape Girardeau city engineer Mark Lester has resigned, effective Feb. 18, to start his own engineering firm. Assistant city engineer Melanie Gertis is also leaving to join Lester's firm, city officials said Friday. "I'm looking for greener pastures," Lester said...
Southeast men seek road split vs. Eagles (01/08/05)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The memory of last year's game at the Eblen Center is certainly not a good one for Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast and host Tennessee Tech were tied and appeared headed for overtime -- when a touch foul in a non-shooting situation was called on Southeast with just two seconds remaining...
SE women seek opening OVC sweep (01/08/05)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's women go from the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion to the preseason favorite as they wrap up a rugged league-opening two-game road trip. After posting a 59-56 victory at Austin Peay Thursday night, Southeast (7-5, 1-0) visits Tennessee Tech (8-4, 1-0) today for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff...
SEMO gets grant to train would-be business owners (01/08/05)
Southeast Missouri State University will train would-be entrepreneurs to start small businesses under a new initiative funded by a $400,000 federal grant from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. University and state economic development officials announced the grant at a news conference Friday at the University Center...
Don't give up the whole dream (01/08/05)
I've been thinking about the New Year and how people resolve to make changes in their lives, and I remembered an encouraging statement I heard recently. It was good advice that, if followed, would help a person attain his goals. Each New Year, many vow they will attempt to diet, exercise more, stop smoking or watch their temper, to name a few areas. All sorts of promises are made. Then at the first backslide, they say, "I've blown it, so I might as well give up."...
Religion briefs 1/8/05 (01/08/05)
MBC president attends legislative prayer service; Jackson student places second in poster contest; Souper Bowl collections planned for Feb. 6; Parishes take collection for tsunami victims
Rival breweries getting frothy with TV spots (01/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- In a marketing game now brewing between Anheuser-Busch and Miller, some question whether the rival beermakers using referees in commercial pitches have lost sight of true sportsmanship. "To some degree, it has become unusually personal," said Hoag Levins, editor and executive producer of Advertising Age magazine's Web site, AdAge.com. "Some of the advertising is really petty."...
Rosemary Kennedy, sister of JFK, dies (01/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- Rosemary Kennedy, the oldest sister of President John F. Kennedy and the inspiration for the Special Olympics, died Friday. She was 86. Kennedy, the third child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, was born mentally retarded and underwent a lobotomy when she was 23. She lived most of her life in a Jefferson, Wis., institution, the St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children...
Hiring in 2004 hits five-year high (01/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- Employers hired workers in 2004 at the fastest pace in five years, with overall payrolls rising by 2.2 million. December's job growth was a bit lower than expected, with the unemployment rate holding at 5.4 percent. President Bush called the numbers "very positive," but economists weren't quite so enthusiastic. One said the year went out "like a cow: beefy but docile."...
Klansman- 'Not guilty' of 1964 murders (01/08/05)
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- Reputed Ku Klux Klan member Edgar Ray Killen responded loudly with "not guilty" three times Friday as he was arraigned on murder charges in the slayings of three civil rights workers more than 40 years ago. The prosecutor said he was the only person indicted in the case...
Bluff wins top 5 battle (01/08/05)
Fans lined up for more than an hour to get into the Jackson High School gymnasium on Friday night to get a seat for the big matchup between two top five Class 5 boys basketball schools. With a capacity crowd of more than 1,100 packed in like sardines, No. 2 Poplar Bluff -- last year's Class 5 state champion -- spoiled the No. 5 Indians' big night with a 77-53 win...
Hobbled Central set for shootout (01/08/05)
After playing its first 13 games away from home, the Central boys basketball team heads into its first home game today trying to overcome an even bigger challenge: injuries. Central lost leading scorer Eli Harris to a knee injury Monday in its unsuccessful bid to post an upset at Caruthersville, the No. 5 team in the SEMO Top 15. The next night, 6-foot-6 sophomore Darnell Wilks, the team's second-leading scorer was undercut and suffered a head injury in a win against Perryville...
St. Vincent posts win to capture tourney crown (01/08/05)
Waylon Richardet scored 19 points to lead the St. Vincent boys basketball team to a 62-43 victory Friday night in the Ste. Genevieve Tournament. The Indians (6-4) won the four-team, round-robin tournament with a 3-0 record. Jacob DeWilde added 17 points, and Danny Rellergert scored 11 for St. Vincent. Alex Armbruster contributed 10 assists...
Mientkiewicz has a ball, and the Red Sox want it (01/08/05)
BOSTON -- The Red Sox have the title. Now they want the ball. Backup first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz caught the ball for the final out of the World Series, ending Boston's 86-year championship drought. He then put the souvenir in a safe deposit box. Only one problem: The Red Sox say the ball should be in their hands...
Rams' huge comeback still haunts Seahawks (01/08/05)
SEATTLE -- It was the game that defined the Seattle Seahawks' season, a collapse of the highest magnitude that has been questioned, dissected and rehashed since mid-October. The most infamous 11 minutes in franchise history? No question. "When all of us are done playing, we'll still remember it as one of the most embarrassing games we've ever played," cornerback Ken Lucas said. "You never forget a game like that."...
NFC West takes its soap operas into the playoffs (01/08/05)
SEATTLE -- St. Louis coach Mike Martz made the highlight shows when he flamboyantly said the Rams won't hold hands and sing "Kumbaya." Seattle's Shaun Alexander accused his coach of stabbing him in the back. Is this the NFL or a soap opera? "OK, nothing going on this week," Seattle coach Mike Holmgren joked this week as the Seahawks prepared for today's NFL playoff game against the Rams...
Marie Best (01/08/05)
Marie A. Best, 84, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 4, 1920, at Laflin, Mo., daughter of George F. and Anna Arns Radin. She and Wilbert Best were married Oct. 2, 1940. Best retired as a cook with Jackson School District in 1982. She was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ and was active in Lydia Kies Circle...
Opal Gibson (01/08/05)
MAKANDA, Ill. -- Clarissa Pina Opal Gibson, 82, of Makanda died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the home of a daughter in Carbondale, Ill. She was born May 27, 1922, in Beefhide, Ky., daughter of William Ode and Nancy D. White Mullins. She and Roy Gibson were married Feb. 18, 1946. He died Sept. 17, 2004...
Dorothy Williams (01/08/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dorothy Y. Williams, 70, of Anna died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at her home. She was born July 5, 1934, in Anna, daughter of George and Ruby Brown Lacy. She and Richard Dean Williams were married Dec. 25, 1953, in Anna. Williams retired from First National Bank of Jonesboro. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, past member of Teen Town Board in Anna, and had been active in PTA and other school activities...
Jim Wagner (01/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James William "Jim" Wagner, 65, of Sikeston died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 12, 1939, in Walker, Minn., son of Jack and Ann Kepic Wagner. He and Shirley Phillips were married Jan. 28, 1957, in Chaffee, Mo...
Charlene Bush (01/08/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Charlene Bush, 77, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Union County Hospital. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Meyr (01/08/05)
Marvin H. Meyr, 83, of Gordonville passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1921, at New Wells, son of Walter and Ida Leimbach Meyr. He and Allene B. Grossheider were married April 12, 1953. She passed away May 24, 2004...
Henry Fels (01/08/05)
Henry J. Fels, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Leopold, Mo., son of John Henry and Anna Koesman Fels. He worked for Spartech, the former Atlas Plastics, as a machine operator. While in the Army during World War II, he served in Okinawa and Korea. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral of Cape Girardeau and VFW Post 3838...
Orville Rhyne (01/08/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Orville S. Rhyne, 56, of Chaffee died Friday Jan. 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Seventy-Six, Mo., son of Benjamin Walter and Eva Gertrude Logsdon Rhyne. He was a forklift operator for Formex LP. He was also a past member of the VFW in Scott City and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Ruth Shuffit (01/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruth Laverne Shuffit, 76, of Wilhoit, Ariz., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Hospice Family Care in Sun City, Ariz. She was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of Anthony N. and Ora Johnson Miederhoff. She and Ray E. Shuffit were married in 1945. He died June 28, 1998...
James Barker (01/08/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- James "Zak" Barker, 21, of Norfolk Naval Base, Va., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. He was formerly of Glenallen. He was born Dec. 10, 1983, at Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey, son of James Sheldon and Robin Elaine Fox Barker. Barker was serving aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, where he was an operations specialist and was training to be a radar operator. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church...
Walter Hoehn (01/08/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Walter Arthur Hoehn, 90, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, at Friedenberg, Mo., son of Alvin G.C. and Alma A.E. Ochs Hoehn. He and Erna Anita Hopfer were married April 12, 1936. She died June 3, 1999...
Melvin Moore (01/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin Lewis Moore, 49, of Chicago died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at St. Agnes Nursing Facility in Chicago. He was born March 7, 1955, in Portageville, son of the Rev. Rea and Roberta Morrow Moore. Moore was a graduate of Portageville High School, and had lived in Chicago more than 25 years...
Births 1/8/05 (01/08/05)
Eftink; Wasikowski; Liller
Poice report 01/08/05 (01/08/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Antoine M. Jones, 23, 10 Comanche St., McClure, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the road and driving without a license...
Fire report 01/08/05 (01/08/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: * At 1:11 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2700 block of Janet Drive. * At 2:06 a.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Hackberry Street. * At 3:15 a.m., unknown odor at 2525 Boutin Drive...
Out of the past 1/8/05 (01/08/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 8, 1980 Races for Cape Girardeau County sheriff quickly develop in a flurry of filings for county offices; entering the sheriff's race on the first day of filings is Jackson police Lt. Herman "Bob" Gribler, chief deputy James A. Crites, former county coroner Cecil D. Rhodes and Chester A. McCain...
Tsunami relief (01/08/05)
People around the world are inventing ways to help the millions of people devastated by the Dec. 26 tsunami in southern Asia. More than $3 billion has been pledged so far. Locally, a Cape Girardeau restaurant owner originally from Thailand is donating half the proceeds from last Thursday's dinner business. ...
Report contradicts views on Iraq (01/08/05)
To the editor: A recent, marginalized news item illustrates a typical problem these days. A report by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon -- an organization under Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld -- states several findings that contradict Fox News and much of what commonly passes for the truth out here in the red states...
Bush plan would cut benefits (01/08/05)
To the editor: President Bush has taken the first steps to dismantle Social Security. I cannot stand by and let him do that without saying my piece. Bush is going to start a campaign on TV that is going to lead you to believe that Social Security will tumble if we don't privatize it, but that is not the case. ...
Vandals haven't learned respect (01/08/05)
To the editor: I do not know who was responsible for the damage to the churches, but it is terrible that people have not been raised to care for other people's property. How could anyone be so mad at the church or the people who go to church to be so destructive?...
It's an honor to walk across stage (01/08/05)
To the editor: I read a lot of newspapers from around the United States, and the story about Kelly High School's students not being able to walk at graduation with their class just because they finished early is a big joke. It was an honor to walk across the stage with my class. Why should those who finished early not have the same honor? I think the school board should wake up and smell the coffee. Let them all graduate together. Don't make the students regret doing a good thing...
Speak Out 1/8/05 (01/08/05)
Wrong message; Not a good plan; Upside-down tree; Changing the image; No need to stop
Speak Out 1/8/05 (01/08/05)
Make them work; Credits more important; Punishing achievers; What's the harm?; Fix timing of lights; Still on track; Lines hard to see; Train city workers
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