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Stories from Monday, March 14, 2005

Drawing the line on litter (03/14/05)
There is nothing special about the intersection of County Road 228 and Highway 25. It's just a random, typical junction in rural Cape Girardeau County just south of Jackson. It would be easy to drive past this place every day and not take notice of what lies here next to this small bridge that passes over Williams Creek...
University preparing new business center (03/14/05)
Renovation work on the former First Baptist Church education building on Broadway regularly draws the attention of passing motorists. But when the work on the $850,000 project is completed this summer, Southeast Missouri State University expects the big attraction to be what's happening inside the school's new business innovation center...
Three Rivers clears way for lawsuit (03/14/05)
The Three Rivers Community College Board of Trustees agreed unanimously Sunday on a motion authorizing the college's attorneys to take whatever action necessary, including a lawsuit, against Southeast Missouri State University for eliminating Three Rivers courses from its Bootheel education centers...
Christian music scheduled next at Show Me Center (03/14/05)
The Show Me Center has announced its first concert of 2005, with one of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music headlining. The concert is set for 7 p.m. May 7 and will be part of Michael W. Smith's "Healing Rain" tour. This will be the venue's first concert since the Trans-Siberian Orchestra played there in November. Show Me Center marketing assistant Shannon Buford said he thinks the concert will be a popular one...
Networking in a niche (03/14/05)
Scattered around the star bar at LoDo's Martini Bar at the Marquette Towers, Cape Girardeau's up-and-coming professionals chatted over drinks and hors d'oeurves like co-workers chatting around the water cooler. The conversations flowed from sports to politics to the latest television shows, as well as some introductions and a few explanations about work projects and tactics...
Marsha Haskell: Keeping up with changes in communication (03/14/05)
Marsha Haskell knows what it's like to look down from a telephone pole. In her early days with Southwestern Bell, the company that would later become SBC, Haskell had a job traditionally held by men: Installation foreman...
Medical information online -- Is it safe? (03/14/05)
HEADLINE: By Jim Obert * jobert@semissourian.com Business Today Consumers today are using the Internet to get information about health, often as a means of supplementing traditional medical counsel. But how safe is it? Easy access to virtually limitless health and medical information has pitfalls, experts caution...
Jackson merchants consider historic district (03/14/05)
Uptown Jackson merchants are hoping that status as a historical district will give them an economic boost and aesthetic lift to the area. Melinda Winchester, a researcher from Jackson, is currently collecting information for status on the national register of historic places. ...
Television buying options abound (03/14/05)
Electronic products and cable providers are stumbling to keep up with the technological boom satellite has created in the television industry. Televisions are stepping outside of boxy screens into wider frames that wrap viewers in a digital panoramic experience, made complete with home entertainment systems. Crystal-clear high definition images and surround sound have brought the theater experience into the home...
Information overload (03/14/05)
When Paul Short is away from his office computer, he won't miss an appointment or forget to prepare for a meeting because his personal data assistant keeps him aware of important events. Short, pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, uses his PalmZire 72 just like other people use paper calendars, to do lists, and for Post-it note reminders...
A good Web site can build your business (03/14/05)
Building a Web site for business isn't just a matter of getting a product or company name onto the Internet. It's also a matter of catering information to a specific audience, and making sure that customers and clients can easily navigate a site, Web designers and marketing professionals say...
Community digest 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
Volunteer recognition program held recently The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is part of Senior Corps, a network of national service programs that provides older Americans the opportunity to apply their life experience to meeting community needs. At a recent RSVP program, volunteer Ila Niswonger gave a presentation on volunteer experience, its importance, how it has helped her and what the program means to her...
Military briefs 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
Metzger graduates from basic training at Lackland Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Elizabeth M. Metzger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Metzger is the daughter of Dodie Faulkner of Jackson. She is a 2002 graduate of Oak Ridge High School...
CMS parents, faculty focusing on discipline, curriculum tonight (03/14/05)
A group of parents, teachers and administrators will meet tonight to discuss curriculum, discipline and other issues of concern at Central Middle School. "A bunch of parents just want to know what's going on, so we're trying to bring parents and teachers and administrators together," said parent Ellen Schmidt. "It's not anything bad, it's a good thing we're getting together."...
Girl Scouts from area learn about trains and railroads (03/14/05)
About 165 Girl Scouts, leaders and friends from Cape Girar-deau, Jackson, Scott City, Bell City, Mo., Greenville, Mo., Fredericktown, Mo., Altenburg, Mo., Anna, Ill., Dongola, Ill., and Jonesboro, Ill., rode the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway recently. Scouts had the opportunity to earn the "Railroading" badge...
Marine Corps League members receive Legion of Honor awards (03/14/05)
The members of Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League recently recognized two members for their service at its annual "Mess Night." Receiving the Legion of Honor awards from the Chapel of Four Chaplains this year were two members of the Corporal Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League. These awards are for "selfless service above and beyond" what would normally be expected...
PWP installs new officers for 2005 (03/14/05)
Parents Without Partners Cape SEMO chapter 519 held an installation of officers recently at Denny's Diner. New officers include president Susan Koerber, vice president Zane Wissman, secretary Gail Babers, treasurer Sharon Hahs, family and youth chair Winnie Golightly, assistant family and youth chair Darlene Daniel, program and education chair Jeep McCart, membership chair Marilyn Wiggs and membership secretary Margaret Babers...
Community Q&A 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
* Name: Judy Milian...
Community cuisine 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
New McKendree church plans catfish fish fry; Whitewater church plans sausage breakfast ; St. Joseph Church to hold spring dinner Sunday; Fish fry in Anna will benefit abandoned pets
Odor leaves foul taste in mouths of Carthage residents (03/14/05)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Leaders in this small southwest Missouri community are threatening to sue a local plant because of a foul odor they say is hurting the town's quality of life. "We've had it," Carthage Mayor Kenneth Johnson said of the smell many believe is coming from the Renewable Environmental Solutions plant...
Officer charged with molestation (03/14/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A 28-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department has been charged for the alleged abuse of a child under 14 years old, prosecutors said. Dennis L. Thouviner, 54, was charged Saturday with first-degree statutory sodomy, first-degree child molestation, second-degree statutory sodomy and second-degree child molestation...
Personal meets the political for lawmakers with sons in Iraq (03/14/05)
WASHINGTON -- For more than a year, Rep. Joe Wilson's desk at the House Armed Services Committee was the intersection of his personal and political interest in the Iraq war. On the table were bills about how to pay for and supply the conflict. Underneath, a handheld computer buzzed with real-time reports from his son Alan, an intelligence officer in southern Iraq...
Michael Jackson's accuser fends for himself on stand (03/14/05)
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Michael Jackson's accuser has seen more tragedy in his 15 years than some people see in their entire lives. When he was 10 years old, doctors diagnosed him with cancer. The next year, his parents divorced amid allegations that his father abused the entire family. Now the boy is at the center of a trial in which he accuses his one-time "best friend" of molesting him...
Anger over sermon may have led to shooting (03/14/05)
BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- In a minute, a quiet church service at a suburban Milwaukee hotel turned into a bloodbath. Terry Ratzmann, a buttoned-down churchgoer known for sharing his homegrown vegetables with his neighbors, walked into the room and fired 22 rounds from a 9mm handgun...
On the battlefield (03/14/05)
Some members of Congress who have children serving in Iraq: * Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.: His son, Perry B. Akin, 24, is a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps currently serving in Iraq. * Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo.: His son, Samuel Bond, 24, is a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps currently serving in Iraq...
General, others say al-Qaida 'broken' (03/14/05)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Senior Bush administration officials have warned in recent weeks that al-Qaida is regrouping for another massive attack, its agents bent on acquiring nuclear, chemical or biological weapons in a nightmare scenario that could dwarf the horror of Sept. 11, 2001...
Israel will remove 24 outposts (03/14/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Cabinet on Sunday affirmed it will dismantle 24 illegal West Bank settlement outposts but did not say when they will be removed and evaded a decision on the fate of 81 other such enclaves. The decision fell short of U.S. and Palestinian demands for a speedy dismantling of all outposts, but Cabinet ministers said their removal must wait until after a planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip this summer...
Raspy pope returns to Vatican home (03/14/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II was released from the hospital and returned to his apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square on Sunday after reassuring the world's Roman Catholic faithful with his own raspy voice that he is on the mend. A gray Mercedes minivan carried the frail, 84-year-old pontiff back to the Vatican, 2 1/2 weeks after he was rushed by ambulance to Rome's Gemelli Polyclinic hospital and had surgery to insert a breathing tube in his windpipe...
China prepares for war after passing anti-secession bill (03/14/05)
BEIJING -- China's national legislature today overwhelmingly approved a law authorizing a military attack to stop Taiwan from pursuing formal independence, a day after President Hu Jintao told the 2.5 million-member People's Liberation Army to be prepared for war...
A third of Syrian forces are out of Lebanon; 10,000 on border (03/14/05)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Syria has withdrawn nearly a third of its 14,000 troops from Lebanon and the remainder were expected to be gone -- as demanded by the Bush administration -- before Lebanese parliamentary elections slated to begin next month, senior Syrian officials said Sunday...
World briefs 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
Kyrgyz voters cast ballots for parliament runoffs; Kurds, Shiites work to form Iraqi government; Iran says Europe is too slow on nuke talks
ND seniors set course for bright future (03/14/05)
A tenacious group displayed the heart and work ethic for the remaining Bulldogs to duplicate. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Notre Dame's five seniors did something no senior class has been able to do for a long time. By stringing together five straight wins starting in the district tournament, the Bulldogs' seniors traveled back to Cape Girardeau on Saturday with a state trophy. ...
Southeast women left off WNIT invitation list (03/14/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks were considered a long shot to be selected for the Women's NIT -- and that shot did not hit its mark. The Redhawks were not among the 32 women's basketball teams selected when the WNIT released its 2005 field Sunday night...
Redhawks win third straight at Capaha (03/14/05)
A homestand that began on shaky footing ended with a bang for Southeast Missouri State's baseball team. The Redhawks posted their season-high third straight victory Sunday afternoon, coasting past Freed-Hardeman 8-1 at chilly Capaha Field. Southeast (6-7) began a seven-game homestand by winning just one of its first four, including a three-game sweep at the hands of Bradley last weekend...
Top-ranked Fighting Illini are No. 1 seed overall (03/14/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Top-ranked Illinois heads into the NCAA tournament with one loss and the overall No. 1 seed, while Washington was this year's surprise at the top of the bracket. Joining the Big Ten champion Illini as No. 1s on Sunday were North Carolina and Duke from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Washington's Huskies of the Pac-10...
Redhawks win pair of games in Florida (03/14/05)
Southeast Missouri State's softball team continued to roll at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., winning two more games Sunday. The Redhawks (5-5), after posting two victories Saturday, improved to 4-0 in Florida by beating Cleveland State 4-1 and Colgate 4-3 in eight innings. Southeast will play six more games in Florida over the next three days...
Top-ranked Stanford gets a No. 2 seed (03/14/05)
Southeastern Conference powers LSU and Tennessee received No. 1 seeds in the NCAA women's basketball tournament on Sunday, joined by ACC tournament champ North Carolina and a team that reached that level for the first time in program history: Michigan State...
Bracket has Illini feeling at home (03/14/05)
Illinois couldn't have a better draw unless the NCAA tournament was moved to Assembly Hall. The top-ranked Illini drew the overall No. 1 seed and the Chicago Regional on Sunday, essentially giving them homecourt advantage for the entire NCAA tournament. All three rounds are a three-hour drive or less from campus, and the regional finals are in Chicago, where most of the players grew up...
Missouri, SMS included in NIT field (03/14/05)
NEW YORK -- Shunned by the NCAA tournament for the first time in 12 years, Maryland heads the 40-team field for the NIT. DePaul was one of Conference USA's five teams selected on Sunday for the 68th NIT. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Mid-American Conference each had four teams chosen, and the Colonial Athletic Association had three. ...
Harrington wins 3-man playoff at Honda Classic (03/14/05)
Padraig Harrington shot a 9-under 63 to erase a seven-shot deficit in the final round, then won the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., when Vijay Singh missed a 2 1/2-foot putt to bogey the second playoff hole Sunday. After Harrington made a 4-foot putt to par the second extra hole, Singh pushed his par try right and the ball rimmed out. Singh missed a 15-foot birdie try on the first playoff hole that would have given him the win...
Johnson holds off Busch brothers at Chrysler 400 (03/14/05)
LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson spoiled what could have been a banner day for the Busch brothers, beating Kurt and Kyle on their home track. Johnson was strong for all of the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 -- he led a race-high 107 laps -- and seemed to be coasting toward the victory Sunday until he had trouble passing a lapped car with under 20 laps to go...
Jeremy Giambi says he used steroids (03/14/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former major leaguer Jeremy Giambi admitted he used steroids, The Kansas City Star reported Sunday. "It's something I did," Giambi told the newspaper. "I apologize. I made a mistake. I moved on. I kind of want it in the past."...
Redbirds split games with Braves, Orioles (03/14/05)
Mike Hampton, who's been a strong second-half pitcher in his first two seasons with the Atlanta Braves, is putting together a dominant spring. Hampton, coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, worked four strong innings and hit a two-run home run in his third spring start in a 7-3 loss to a Cardinals split squad on Sunday in Jupiter, Fla. He allowed his first two runs in nine spring innings, but only one was earned, a fourth-inning home run by John Mabry...
MLB to hand over drug test results to Congress (03/14/05)
WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball plans to hand over by today's due date some of the records subpoenaed by the congressional committee investigating steroids in the sport. "We're producing documents by the deadline," Rob Manfred, executive vice president for labor relations in the commissioner's office, told The Associated Press on Sunday night...
Kohl's plans to open April 7 (03/14/05)
smoyers It's the day we all -- and by we all, I mean my wife -- have been waiting for: Kohl's has announced that it will open its new store on April 7. Rodney Hall will be the store manager. He had been a store manager in St. Louis and moved here about two weeks ago...
Showing its mettle: 'Robots' bolts into the lead (03/14/05)
LOS ANGELES -- "Robots" ruled the box office as the animated family flick debuted with $36.5 million -- a solid opening, but well below the $46.3 million premiere of the filmmakers' previous hit, "Ice Age." While "Ice Age" opened with little competition for the family crowd, "Robots" faced Vin Diesel's hit "The Pacifier," the previous weekend's No. ...
All a matter of substitutes (03/14/05)
There's a reggae song that advises "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife." Mechanics have been accused of charging women higher prices for emergency road repairs. Airlines charge business travelers higher prices than tourists. ...
State economic development chief has long to-do list (03/14/05)
Create new jobs. Keep existing jobs here. Overhaul the system that encourages companies to stay in or move to Missouri. Foster a friendlier business climate. The list goes on. As the state's new economic development director, Greg Steinhoff has a litany of things he wants to do that will reverse the state's alarming trend of losing jobs...
Howard's handoff (03/14/05)
For Dave Howard, one of the best parts of growing up around his father's athletics goods store was Saturday mornings. On those mornings that are now decades past, Howard would watch the local sports figures -- coaches, former players and a few Monday-morning quarterbacks -- gather in the store on Broadway and have what he described as "a good old-fashioned bull session."...
People on the move 03/14/05 (03/14/05)
Bank VP named to President's Club; Commerce Bank chooses employee of the year; Corn grower from Delta wins third place for yield; Commerce presents new achievement award; Board of Realtors names award winners
Business memo 03/14/05 (03/14/05)
Cape chamber to hold small business roundtable; Turkey caller presents seminar at Buchheit store; Regions Bank named to list of most admired
Rita Self (03/14/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rita Theresa Barylski Self, 77, of Marble Hill died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born Dec. 31, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Helen Marchlenski Barylski. She and Victor Self Sr. were married...
Esther Rainwater (03/14/05)
ADVANCE -- Esther Mae Rainwater, 83, of Advance died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Greenville, Mo., daughter of the late Thomas Harley and Mary Elizabeth Craig VanMatre. She and the Rev. Roscoe Rainwater were united in marriage Aug. 1, 1941, at Wappapello, Mo. He died July 6, 1987...
Births 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
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Police reports 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Beverly D. Nanney, 27, of 501 Albert St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Trisha M. Ebert, 22, of 422 Mount Auburn Road, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated relating to a motor vehicle accident...
Fire reports 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: * At 3:21 p.m., brush fire at 1927 N. Kingshighway. * At 3:33 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of South Ellis Street. * At 7:28 p.m., vehicle fire at 921 Linden St...
Out of the past 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
25 years ago: March 14, 1980 A government program to pay the fuel bills for low-income people this winter is out in the cold financially, unable to pay $185,000 in fuel bills and administrative costs. Debbie Ferguson, a sophomore at Cooter High School, and John Phillips of Arbyrd, Mo., take top honors at the 24th annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair; they will advance to the 30th International Science and Engineering Fair at St. Paul, Minn., May 5 to 10...
Parking rules for big trucks (03/14/05)
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: Are large commercial vehicles allowed to stay parked in a residential area for an undetermined amount of days? If not, what is the proper complaint process?...
Let's stop littering and make something beautiful instead (03/14/05)
Maybe it's because spring is just around the corner and we keep looking for those bright-blossom harbingers of mild days and a return to outdoor activities. Maybe it's because Speak Out callers and letter writers are particularly observant. Maybe it's because you've taken visitors on a tour of the city only to hear them remark, "Boy, you have a lot of litter."...
Are these GOP values your values? (03/14/05)
To the editor: The Bush administration and the Republican Congress have some strange values when it comes to human and environmental health. Do you think: Oil and gas development corporations should be exempt from requirements of the Clean Air Act? Toxic drilling fluids should not be considered pollutants of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act?...
Altered rice is fraught with perils (03/14/05)
To the editor: Your article on growing pharmaceutical rice in Missouri left out some important information. The most important thing missing is the results of Ventria's experiment of growing rice in California. There are no results, because not a single successful product has been made from pharmaceutical rice, even though the project has been in the works since 1991...
Speak Out 3/14/05 (03/14/05)
That sign means stop; Real church cooking; Less benefit, fewer votes; Orchestrated testimony; Uncover the problem; Clean up the mess; Not just a boyfriend; A total waste; Thanks for assistance; Sense of pride; Commandments for all; Evaluating administrators; Drain on trust fund; Litter penalty; Turn in dealers; Stop littering first
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