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Stories from Sunday, January 30, 2005

Failing history (01/30/05)
In 1991, the Orpheum Theater, a Cape Girardeau landmark that introduced talking motion pictures to the area in 1929, was reduced to rubble after inspectors noticed major roof damage. Three years later, Southeast Missouri State University tore down the former home of Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. -- the patriarch of the city's famous first family -- to make room for a new business building...
Illinois man struck by train, killed (01/30/05)
ULLIN, Ill. -- An Alexander County man died Saturday morning after being struck by a train on Canadian National railroad tracks, Illinois State Police said. As of Saturday night, state police were still investigating the incident, which occurred about a mile and a half south of Ullin in Pulaski County...
Iraqi teacher in Cape skips historic vote (01/30/05)
Imad Khamis grew up north of Baghdad. Although he's lived in the United States for 14 years, he's still an Iraqi citizen. But Khamis won't be voting in today's election, the first free election in that desert nation in more than 50 years. "I don't know anything about the candidates," said Khamis, an assistant professor of mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University...
Former Jackson mayor of two decades dies at 86 (01/30/05)
Carlton "Cotton" Meyer, who defined Jackson city government for two decades as mayor ending in 1993, died Friday at the age of 86. Former alderman Jack Piepenbrok of Jackson said Meyer was an outspoken champion of the Jackson community. "He never had anything on his mind but what was best for Jackson," Piepenbrok said. "He was a true city father."...
Appeal of colored wristbands goes from national to local level (01/30/05)
Showing support is all in the wrist. From the LiveStrong silicone bands supporting cycling champion Lance Armstrong's cancer foundation down to the local Braids of Hope, wristbands are marketed nationwide to support charitable causes. Braids of Hope are the brainchild of Shari Stroup, a member of Helping Hands Ministry at La Croix United Methodist Church who incorporates a message with each bracelet urging wearers to remember to have hope for those who are hurting and to pray for them daily...
If Southeast's official attendance number seems larger... (01/30/05)
More than a few Southeast Missouri State University basketball fans probably leave the Show Me Center wondering why the announced attendance always seems to be considerably higher than the number of people they thought were actually sitting with in the stands...
Southeast completes perfect homestand (01/30/05)
Southeast Missouri State University coach B.J. Smith need not have worried -- his team was plenty focused enough to dispose of an underdog opponent and complete a perfect homestand. After crushing the squads picked for first through third in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll during their previous three games, the Redhawks pounded Samford 85-49 Saturday night at the Show Me Center...
Redhawks win an OT decision vs. Bulldogs (01/30/05)
As far as Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks were concerned, they deserved to finally have an opponent's last-second shot miss the mark. In this case, Samford's Jon Mills didn't miss by much, as his 3-point attempt just before the second-half buzzer appeared to go halfway down before spinning back out, sending the squads to overtime deadlocked at 60-60 Saturday night...
Redhawks defeated, but score improves (01/30/05)
Gymnastics is one sport where coaches and athletes can come away feeling good about things even in defeat. Such was the case Saturday afternoon for Southeast Missouri State, which suffered its first loss of the season. But there were few long faces in the Redhawks' camp after they bettered their previous high score by nearly two points during a 192.575-192.275 setback to Illinois-Chicago in front of about 300 fans at Houck Field House...
French country style (01/30/05)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote that the French routinely mixed masculine rhymes with feminine rhymes, creating a certain amount of poetic intrigue. Perhaps it is that ability to mix the masculine with the feminine that also makes French country such an intriguing architectural and design style...
Construction worker still in serious condition (01/30/05)
Construction worker Sam Scholl, 45, of Cape Girardeau remained in serious condition Saturday at St. Louis University Hospital, four days after a slab of concrete fell on him at a construction site at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Authorities had reported that the accident injured his legs. But his wife, Tammi, said Saturday that her husband also sustained liver, spleen and kidney injuries...
Nation briefs 1/30/05 (01/30/05)
Connecticut officials postpone execution; Mourners bid farewell to slain Wal-Mart clerk
World briefs 1/30/05 (01/30/05)
Mexican, U.S. officials reconcile travel spat; Israel, Palestinians look toward coming summit; Riot by Sudan tribesmen leaves at least 14 dead
Lt. governor wants change to state drug benefit (01/30/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In his new role as Missouri's official advocate for the elderly, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is calling on the legislature to rework the state's prescription drug benefit for the elderly so it fills a gap in coverage left by a similar federal program...
Historic preservation graphic (01/30/05)
* Old Lorimier Cemetery: 500 N. Fountain St., established 1808, local registration, Sept. 21, 1992. * Christian and Gladys Stiver House: 406 N. Louisiana St., built 1939, local registration, Jan. 1, 1993. * Cape River Heritage Museum: 538 Independence St., built 1909, local registration, April 17, 1995...
Naked runner finally caught (01/30/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The naked jogger has met his fate: a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for running around the neighborhood without his shorts. Fate Patterson, 39, of West Memphis, Ark., was convicted Wednesday of indecent exposure, fleeing and resisting arrest. Municipal Court Judge William P. Rainey sentenced him to a fully clad year behind bars...
Drivers receive unexpected fuel savings at gas station (01/30/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A misplaced decimal point gave drivers a surprisingly good deal on gas, and fueled some threats of violence. Carolyn Folsom, who occasionally helps her brother and father run the self-service Shell station, said she goofed Wednesday when entering prices into the computer that runs the fuel tanks. A gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline was supposed to sell for $1.89 but ended up costing only 18 cents...
Blunt's budget $239 million out of balance (01/30/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Democratic former governor Bob Holden offered state budget proposals that would have required yet-to-be-approved tax increases to balance, Republican legislative leaders accused him of counting on "phantom revenue" that would never materialize...
Eagle dance links man to his roots (01/30/05)
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- His arms stretched out like wings, Rudy Vallejo begins his dance to honor the eagle. His feet, clad in soft leather shoes, pound to the drumbeat and chant from a friend. His words, reverent and soft, give honor to a creature whose existence was threatened...
Poshard reappointed to SIU board (01/30/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich has reappointed former Democratic congressman Glenn Poshard to a six-year term on the Southern Illinois University board of trustees. Blagojevich administration officials filed paperwork Friday to reappoint Poshard, whose current one-year term as board chairman was set to expire. His new term begins Monday...
Government computer goofs are common and expensive (01/30/05)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI's failure to roll out an expanded computer system that would help agents investigate criminals and terrorists is the latest in a series of costly technology blunders by government over more than a decade. Experts blame poor planning, rapid industry advances and the massive scope of some complex projects whose price tags can run into billions of dollars at U.S. agencies with tens of thousands of employees...
Bush says Social Security cheats blacks (01/30/05)
Does Social Security cheat black Americans? Yes, President Bush insisted last week. But some Social Security experts say the answer is clearly "no." The way Bush explained it to a group of black supporters last week, blacks are short-changed because they are more likely than whites to die before receiving their fair share of retirement benefits...
Bill curbing out-of-state abortions for teens could pass (01/30/05)
NEW YORK -- The abortion bill most likely to become federal law this year would affect a relatively small number of pregnant teens, yet its impact on them could be dramatic -- sharply reducing the options for girls in many states who dread telling their parents of their plight...
Children in post-tsunami refugee camps malnourished (01/30/05)
LAMREH, Indonesia -- In a refugee camp of destitute farmers and fishermen on Indonesia's Sumatra island, hunger is rare these days. But so are protein, vegetables and vitamins. A month after the tsunami devastated Aceh province, aid deliveries of rice, noodles and powdered milk have kept children in the camp in Lamreh village looking healthy. But adults say they badly need a more varied diet...
Iraqis vote in country's first free election in 50 years (01/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqis voted today in their country's first free election in a half-century, defying threats of violence from insurgents determined to sabotage the balloting. As he cast his vote, President Ghazi al-Yawer called it Iraq's first step "toward joining the free world."...
Perryville sweeps Mayor's Cup doubleheader from St. Vincent (01/30/05)
St. Vincent's boys basketball team was riding a nine-game winning streak heading into Saturday's annual Mayor's Cup game against crosstown rival Perryville High School. The Indians came out ice cold in the opening half, and Perryville took advantage for a big 54-40 win in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the 1,800-seat Perry Park Center...
Central's Huskey earns 100th career victory (01/30/05)
Cory Huskey won his 100th career match Saturday en route to first place in the 160-pound weight division Saturday at the Liberty Invitational. Central finished sixth as a team, while Huskey was 5-0 in his division to raise his record to 34-3 this year and lift his victory total to 102 for his career...
Illinois hits on 21 (01/30/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois celebrated 100 years of basketball on Saturday, and the top-ranked Illini made sure they didn't spoil the party. Deron Williams had 18 points and six assists, and Illinois controlled the game from the opening tip in an 89-66 win over Minnesota...
Ogilvie holds on to lead at Hope (01/30/05)
Although different parts of Joe Ogilvie's game have come and gone this week, he's managed to hold it together enough to stay in front. His short game was solid and his tee shots shaky much of the first three rounds of the five-day Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in LaQuinta, Calif., but things changed Saturday as he shot a 3-under 69...
Mizzou falls to .500 (01/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jeremiah Massey scored 17 points and Kansas State overcame a 19-0 Missouri run Saturday to beat the Tigers 64-53. Fred Peete added 16 points and Lance Harris 14 for the Wildcats (13-4, 3-3 Big 12). Jimmy McKinney had 14 points for Missouri (10-10, 2-5), which lost for the fifth time in six games...
Trout season opens Tuesday at Jackson's Rotary Lake (01/30/05)
Tuesday provides a unique opportunity for anglers in Southeast Missouri. That's the date when they can catch and keep trout from Rotary Lake in Jackson's City Park. If you haven't fished for trout in the past, you may not fully appreciate just how special this opportunity really is. Maybe a brief history lesson is in order...
MDC proposes regulation changes for DeLaney Lake (01/30/05)
The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing changing the crappie regulations at the Robert G. DeLaney Lake from statewide limits -- no minimum length and 30 fish per day daily limit -- to a 9-inch minimum length limit with a daily limit of 15, effective March of 2006...
Jackson library offers rods and reels (01/30/05)
Want to go fishing but don't have a pole? The Jackson Public Library has rods and reels available to be borrowed free for up to seven days. The city of Jackson, the Jackson Public Library, Boy Scout Troop 210 and the Missouri Department of Conservation joined together recently to launch the loaner program...
Wappapello meeting draws crowd to discuss proposed regulations (01/30/05)
The Wappapello Civic Center was bursting at the seams Tuesday night as about 250 anxious crappie anglers and local business owners heard from Missouri Department of Conservation officials about proposed new regulations on the lake. Fisheries management biologist Mark Boone presented a 30-minute program detailing the results of his five-year study of crappie and anglers at the lake...
Fans of Southeast women's team have reason to be excited (01/30/05)
The Ohio Valley Conference basketball regular season is exactly one-half over right now, so it's probably a little too early to get carried away with much of anything. But if you're a fan of Southeast Missouri State University's women, you probably can't help but be excited by what is going on with the squad these days...
Studies find parents feel confident but also challenged (01/30/05)
NEW YORK -- Parents are confident that they can raise strong, healthy and successful children -- if they weren't burdened by challenges beyond their control. Two studies, the first focusing mostly on white families in 2002 and a follow-up on black and Latino families at the end of 2004, found that parents generally feel they are doing a good job with their kids. They feel squeezed, however, by outside forces, such as job loss, limited child-care options and the cost of health care...
Odd diseases thrive in exotic locales (01/30/05)
Kevin Keogh spent the morning doing ordinary chores. By afternoon, he was climbing out the window of his Mercedes and onto the roof as it sped down a busy street. Standing on top of the car, his arms outstretched as if he were surfing, he jumped to his death...
Mardi Gras in Mobile (01/30/05)
MOBILE, Ala. -- Adrienne Curry takes her two children to the weeks of parades leading up to Mardi Gras, turning those events into a family reunion. But, she says, "Fat Tuesday is my time." Curry, 31, said she has been attending carnival parades since childhood in Mobile, a tradition for many in this port city, where historians say carnival was first celebrated in the United States in the 1700s. ...
Laissez les bon temps roulez... in the Midwest (01/30/05)
ome Cape Girardeau residents who can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras are bringing the party to Southeast Missouri. Joan Slaughter and her husband, Dr. Rudie Slaughter, are hosting a Mardi Gras party and Cajun dinner for about 20 friends next weekend since they aren't traveling to Louisiana...
Oscar easing color barriers (01/30/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Six years ago, Chris Rock joked that the Academy Awards looked like the "million white man march" for its traditional under-representation of blacks. This time, with Rock taking his maiden voyage as host of Hollywood's biggest party, he will preside over a record Oscar night for black actors, who earned five of the 20 nominations...
Orville Johnson (01/30/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Orville "Doc" Richard Johnson, 85, of Tamms died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 9, 1920 in Dongola, Ill., son of Orville Newton and Rosa Hess Johnson. He and Kathryn Opal Connelly were married. She died Sept. 23, 2002...
Clarence Smith (01/30/05)
Clarence S. Smith, 97, formerly of Carbondale, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel.
Robert Chitty (01/30/05)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. --Robert "Bobby" Chitty, 77, of St. Charles, formerly of Scott City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home. He was born March 26, 1927, in Fornfelt, Mo., son of Walter and Ema Foster Chitty. He and Evelyn Demzik were married Nov. 3, 1979, in St. Louis...
William Sullens (01/30/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- William M. "Bill" Sullens, 70, of Cobden died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born on Nov. 13, 1934, at Dongola, Ill., son of William M. and Beatrice Sowers Sullens. He retired from the Florsheim Shoe Co. in Anna after 28 years of service...
Agnes Townsend (01/30/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Molly Agnes Townsend, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the home in Maywood, Ill., she shared with her son, Larry Townsend. She was born Sept. 23, 1923 at Hayti, Mo., daughter of John and Josephine Townsend. At an early age she moved to Sikeston, where she was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, until she moved to Maywood...
Carlton Meyer (01/30/05)
Carlton "Cotton" G. Meyer, 86, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Cape Girardeau County, son of Charles W. and Erna Lowes Meyer. He and Clemency Horn were married April 22, 1944...
Ruby Kirkpatrick (01/30/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Kirkpatrick, 94, of Marble Hill died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1910, near Marble Hill, daughter of Otto William and Dora Mae Barks Reutzel. She and Hadley Kirkpatrick were married April 14, 1932. He died March 4, 1997...
Robert Mitchell (01/30/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert L. "Bob" Mitchell Sr., 78, of Sikeston died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Oklahoma City, Okla., son of Clay A. and Lucille Proffit Mitchell. He and Betty Jo Heath were married June 23, 1945, in Gulfport, Miss...
James Graham Jr. (01/30/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- James Franklin Graham Jr., 77, of Paducah died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Paducah. He was a retired shop superintendent with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He was chairman of the senior citizens board, a volunteer at Western Baptist Hospital and a member of other groups including the Paducah Parks Department Auxiliary, the RSVP program, Red Cross and United Way...
Births 1/30/05 (01/30/05)
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Thompson-Ward (01/30/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Amanda Jo Thompson and Brett Wayne Ward were married Dec. 18, 2004, on the Showboat Branson Belle at Branson, Mo. Bob Deeds performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Mary Jo Thompson of Advance. The groom is the son of Jim and Verna Ward of Poteau, Okla...
Amos-Dunavan (01/30/05)
Stephanie Diane Amos and Cary John Dunavan exchanged vows Oct. 9, 2004, at West Side Church of God in Cape Girardeau. Jeremy Clayton performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Steve and Cheryl Amos of Jackson. The groom is the son of Sheryl Dunavan of Cape Girardeau, and the late Daniel Dunavan...
Lawrence-Hennemann (01/30/05)
Jessica Rose Lawrence and Brad Edward Hennemann were married Oct. 2, 2004, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Kevin Fausz performed the ceremony. Pianist was Leann Hendrix, and soloist was Jill Eichhorn. Scriptures were read by Amy Kapp, sister of the groom...
Vogelsang- Albrecht (01/30/05)
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Vogelsang of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Ann Vogelsang, to Michael Albrecht. He is the son of Alan Albrecht and Celeste Butler of Billings, Mont. A May wedding is planned.
Sikes-Miller (01/30/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Weber Sikes of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Kendall Sikes, to Frank Emanuel Miller. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fritz Sander of Jackson, and the late Bruce Emanuel Miller...
Frailey- Richbourg (01/30/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Randy and Cindy Frailey of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie Frailey, to David Matthew Richbourg. He is the son of David and Myra Richbourg of Benton, Mo. Frailey is a 1999 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton...
Prater-Ford (01/30/05)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Gary and Candy Prater of Thebes, Ill., and David and Teresa Bigham of Olive Branch, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Anne Prater, to Johnny Franklin Ford, both of McClure. He is the son of Bruce Ford of Olive Branch and Terry Ford of McClure...
Elias-Fidler (01/30/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elias of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Morgan Elias, to Zachary Barrett Fidler. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randi Fidler of Fenton, Mo. Elias is a 2001 graduate of Central High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University, and is a 2004 graduate of the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, Calif. She is a graduate gemologist with Ellenstein Stores Inc...
Matty- Wagster (01/30/05)
Tammy Matty of Cape Girardeau and Phillip Matty of Caruthersville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tasha Rae Matty, to Jared Michael Wagster. He is the son of Shelia Wagster of Portageville, Mo., and Mike and Laura Wagster of Braggadocio, Mo...
Walker-Dawes (01/30/05)
Jim and Sally Walker of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Jo Walker, to Michael Adrian Dawes. He is the son of Mike and Lois Dawes of Sedalia, Mo. Walker is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of health science in nuclear medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is employed at St. Joseph's Health Center in St. Charles, Mo...
Eubank-Mauney (01/30/05)
Mike and Janna Creason of Pocahontas, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Beth Eubank, to Phillip Louis Mauney, both of Jackson. He is the son of Ron and Debbie Forsyth of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Phillip Louis Mauney of Corinth, Miss...
Backfisch-Essner (01/30/05)
Paula Phillips and Jim Backfisch of Blodgett, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Whittnie Danielle Backfisch, to Jared Joseph Essner. He is the son of Steve and Donna Essner of Scott City. Backfisch is a graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo., and attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She is employed at Care A Lot Learning Center in Kelso, Mo...
Huff-Ham (01/30/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- David Michael Huff of Benton and Karen and Kevin Kluesner of Kelso, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Tenille Huff, to Derek Nathan Ham. He is the son of Faith and Johnny Flynn of Jackson and John Paul Ham of Scott City...
Crane-Thompson (01/30/05)
Larry and Charlotte Crane of St. Charles, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Elizabeth Crane, to Kyle Mason Thompson. He is the son of John and Teresa Thompson of Jackson. Crane is a 1998 graduate of St. Charles West High School, and 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a teacher with United Services in St. Peters, Mo...
Fire reports 1/30/05 (01/30/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: * At 4:19 p.m., still alarm at 2001 N. Kingshighway. * At 9:06 p.m., box alarm at 1336 Wayne St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: * At 1:54 a.m., emergency medical service in the 3900 block of Granite Street...
Out of the past 1/30/05 (01/30/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 30, 1980 The unseasonable winter weather changes for the worse, but few are complaining; the area's first winter storm arrives with 1 1/2 inches of snow and light freezing rain that shuts down most schools in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri, with the exception of Cape Girardeau...
Democrats can regain political control from the ground up (01/30/05)
Over the past 30 years, Republicans have become the majority party in America by building a terrific grass-roots organization. If we are to take our country back for ordinary working Americans, Democrats will have to match or exceed the Republicans' ability to motivate voters...
The Bible is not a social gospel (01/30/05)
To the editor: In my letter, "Values include moral judgments," I gave biblical righteousness priority over social-welfare issues. We do have the responsibility as Christians to have biblical standards of morality and to make moral judgment about right and wrong...
Speak Out 1/30/05 (01/30/05)
Even more desperate; They deserve better; Poor management; Rev up to merge; Offensive speaker; Fulfilling prophecy; Obey God's Word; Check them out; Can't defend actions; More turkeys, please; Scholarly opinion
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