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Stories from Sunday, May 8, 2005

Caring comes naturally for foster mom (05/08/05)
Aleada Curry of Cape Girardeau doesn't much care how she spends Mother's Day today. She knows she and her family will go to church. After church, whatever her children decide they want to do to help her celebrate her day is fine with her. Whatever her own mother wants to do is also fine with her...
Menu for Eagle Ridge Christian School (05/08/05)
MONDAY -- Chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, apple pie. TUESDAY -- Hamburger, oven fries, cheese, banana. WEDNESDAY -- Chicken and noodles, green beans, apple. THURSDAY -- Pizza, salad, orange. FRIDAY -- Corn dog, corn, grapes.
Races that go to the swift (05/08/05)
Michael Barnard of Jackson may only be 9 years old, but already he talks like an expert in Soap Box Derby racing. "You have to keep your head low and stay in the middle," Michael said. "And you have to find the smoothest and best track." In one particular heat, his philosophy of staying in the middle didn't work so well, as his derby car bumped the curb and slowed him down, letting his opponent, 8-year-old Kayla Thurman of Fruitland, take the race. But the loss didn't ruin his day...
Girl Scouts from St. Louis area tour Cape (05/08/05)
Ambassadors of Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties greeted the 130 Junior Girl Scouts and adult volunteers from the Greater St. Louis Council who toured the area Saturday. Attractions included the Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Church, the Red House Interpretive Center, the riverfront murals, shopping on Main Street, free ice cream from Port Cape restaurant and the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site...
Redhawks sweep OVC meet titles (05/08/05)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State coach Joey Haines knew his women would have to overcome a slew of injuries and his men would have to overcome Eastern Illinois' dynasty in order to sweep the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships...
ATV hits mailbox (05/08/05)
A Burfordville man was seriously injured in an ATV accident just north of Jackson late Friday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. John Crites, 19, was riding his four-wheeler on County Road 335 around 11 p.m. when he ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a mailbox and overturned. He was taken by private vehicle to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
World briefs 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
Rebel bombings kill 11 in Myanmar capital; Plane crash in Australia kills all 15 aboard; Weather delayed rescue of injured Everest climbers
Magazine seeks historical sites (05/08/05)
This week's issue of Parade magazine, found in the today's Southeast Missourian, invites readers to look for places of historical interest in the Southeast Missouri area as part of its "Tell America's Story" Preservation Award Contest, conducted in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation...
Area vet remembers V-E Day in hospital (05/08/05)
Leroy Johnston remembers what he was doing 60 years ago today. He was in a London hospital, unable to walk. He had a bad case of trench foot. He and some other members of his infantry unit had found themselves trapped in an open field that was wet and cold...
Saturday show like lively Sunday service (05/08/05)
Saturday night's concert at the Show Me Center featuring Christian artists Watermark, Selah and Michael W. Smith was billed as just that -- a concert. But "musical worship service" is a better description of the event. Throughout the night many of the 2,366 concert-goers raised their hand to the air and shouted "amen," creating the atmosphere of a lively and spiritual service on a Sunday morning...
Legislature clears most big issues before final week (05/08/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Having already disposed of most of the major issues they set out to address this year, lawmakers decided to pull a Ferris Bueller on Friday and take the day off. Although the legislature usually doesn't meet on Fridays, during the final two weeks of the legislative session it traditionally has in order to ensure it has sufficient time to clear key items on its agenda...
Couple faked husband's death with stolen corpse (05/08/05)
GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Molly Daniels spent weeks surfing the Internet, gathering information for a bizarre and grisly plot of deception. She learned how to burn a human body beyond recognition. She sought clues on ways to deceive arson investigators, and took meticulous steps to create a new identity for her husband...
Democrats voted out of North Carolina church weigh next move (05/08/05)
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- A pastor who led a charge to kick out nine church members who refused to support President Bush was the talk of the town Saturday in this mountain hamlet, with ousted congregants considering hiring a lawyer. Pastor Chan Chandler greeted people at the door of tiny East Waynesville Baptist Church on Saturday evening and even welcomed them to attend services Sunday morning. But he was not prepared to talk about his mixing of religion and politics...
Service remembers 'Precious Doe' (05/08/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- About 300 mourners gathered Saturday for a memorial service to remember the little girl once known only as "Precious Doe." "This experience brings us face to face with man's destruction toward man, face to face with evil," said the Rev. Wallace Hartsfield of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. "But life cannot be dismembered, covered up and put in a trash bag. That's why we're here."...
Suspension reduced for student who took call from mom in Iraq (05/08/05)
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Following hundreds of angry phone calls and e-mails, school officials in this Army base city have reduced a suspension imposed on a student who wouldn't give up his cell phone while talking to his mom -- a sergeant on duty in Iraq...
Bush- U.S. had role in divided Europe in '45 (05/08/05)
RIGA, Latvia -- In the days before his trip to Moscow, President Bush urged Russia to face its wartime past, one marked by the oppression of millions of Europeans forced to live under communist rule. It appeared Bush decided to do the same in a speech Saturday, sure to be noticed by Vladimir Putin, the Russian president he sits down with for dinner and discourse tonight...
Exiled leader Aoun back in Beirut (05/08/05)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Defeated in a battle against Syrian control of his country 15 years ago and sent into exile, Gen. Michel Aoun returned Saturday to a rousing welcome from thousands of supporters in a homeland recently freed of Syrian troops. The former army commander was already emerging as a player in upcoming parliamentary elections...
Suicide bombers strike Baghdad; six Cabinet positions approved (05/08/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two suicide car bombers plowed into a foreign security company convoy in the heart of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 22 people -- including two Americans -- in an attack that left a busy traffic circle strewn with burning vehicles, mutilated bodies and bloodied school children...
Four charged in Buenos Aires nightclub fire (05/08/05)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Five former municipal officials have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the December nightclub fire here that claimed 193 lives. Judge Marcelo Lucini handed down the charges Friday against a city official, Fabiana Fiszbin, and four others who oversaw the city's nightclubs at the time of the Dec. 30 fire at the Cromagnon Republic club in downtown Buenos Aires. The charges came after months of investigation...
Jackson soccer team captures I-55 Classic (05/08/05)
The Jackson girls soccer team captured the title in its own I-55 Classic by going 3-0 in the six-team event, including a pair of victories Saturday. The Indians (16-2) routed Wentzville Holt 8-0, then slipped past Wildwood Lafayette 1-0 in overtime to wrap up the championship...
Redhawks grab berth in OVC tournament (05/08/05)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team has bounced back after a nine-game losing streak to clinch a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Southeast swept a double-header from visiting Austin Peay Saturday, rolling 5-1 and 4-0 to extend its winning streak to three heading into today's 1 p.m. regular-season finale against the Governors...
Southeast won a dramatic opener but was shut out in the nightcap (05/08/05)
As most Ohio Valley Conference doubleheaders have been for Southeast Missouri State this season, Saturday's was again bittersweet. The Redhawks posted a dramatic 8-7 victory in the nine-inning opener, but visiting Morehead State earned a split with a 3-0 triumph in the seven-inning nightcap...
Early losers turn into big winners in the end (05/08/05)
Due to the double elimination nature of the soap box derby, an early defeat can sometimes help a contestant later in the event with extra runs down the hill to get comfortable with the car. That was evident Saturday in the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club Soap Box Derby when Austin Martin, of Cape Girardeau, shrugged off a first-round defeat to win the super stock division and Hunter Schuette, of Jackson, rallied from a second-round loss to capture the stock division crown...
FanSpeak 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
Free falling; Stop the slide; Checking the dates; Defending Puxico
Biffle takes advantage of late caution (05/08/05)
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Greg Biffle needed overtime to grab another victory. The Roush Racing driver, who fell behind on a late pit stop, got one last chance when Mark Martin spun, bringing out the 12th caution flag of the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Darlington Raceway just five laps from the scheduled finish...
Garcia takes charge in Wachovia Championship (05/08/05)
Sergio Garcia left a world-class field in his wake Saturday, making eight birdies in his first 15 holes for a 5-under 67 that gave him a six-shot lead in the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C. Except for a few wayward tee shots, Garcia was nearly flawless. He pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine and moved to 12-under 204...
Giacomo stuns field with narrow victory (05/08/05)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- This was payback. Long shot Giacomo did what his sire, Holy Bull, failed to do by winning the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in the second biggest upset in the 131-year history of America's most famous race. It was sweet revenge. Holy Bull was the favorite in 1994 when a trainer named Nick Zito beat him with a colt named Go for Gin...
Padres pin third straight loss on Cardinals (05/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- About two weeks ago, Mark Sweeney homered and singled in his first start of the season. On Saturday, Sweeney got his second start and thrived in another tough assignment. Primarily a pinch hitter, Sweeney had the go-ahead hit for the second straight game. This time, he beat Chris Carpenter in the San Diego Padres' 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Leopold set the bar high for wildlife management (05/08/05)
Wildlife biology was born as a science by Aldo Leopold. He was the first one to examine how to manage for wild animals. His keen observations were often made while recreating outdoors. Nothing was beyond his notice. Even small plants caught his attention, causing him to wonder how they fit into the system...
Redhawks' accomplishment at OVC track meet was quite a feat (05/08/05)
Southeast Missouri State has long had one of the premier overall track programs in the Ohio Valley Conference -- and the Redhawks have been hands down the most consistently successful athletic program at the university in recent years. But the Redhawks outdid even themselves over the weekend...
Area digest 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
Mack ninth in MARS points standings Joey Mack of Benton, Mo., stands in ninth place after the first six races in the Stacker2 Mid-America Racing Series this season. His best finish in the auto racing series was an 11th-place finish April 23 at the I-30 Speedway in Arkansas...
Radiant ranch (05/08/05)
An example of the new ranch-style home, this property at 2658 Mansfield Place i Jackson combines simplicity and style. Visitors can see it during an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. today. It has classic white vinyl combined with eye-catching burgundy shutters and an entry door with a quaint half-moon window. The front porch offers an inviting reception and a peaceful spot for a morning cup of coffee or afternoon lemonade...
Cooking with mom (05/08/05)
Making a meal every day for a family can be challenging -- trying to find foods that fit everyone's taste and your budget can be tough. But Mom seems to do it often. And, for the most part, what we've learned about the kitchen and food preparation comes from our mothers. On a day when they're being recognized for all they do, wouldn't it seem fair to share a few stories about what we learned from our mothers about cooking?...
Sophronia McRaven (05/08/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Sophronia Iona McRaven, 82, of Jonesboro died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born July 30, 1922 in Anna, Ill., daughter of William and Bernice Skelton Harwood. She and Claude McRaven were married in 1940 at Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 6, 1981...
Mary Joyce Sander (05/08/05)
Mary Joyce Sander, 67, of Millersville died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Erma Gregory (05/08/05)
Erma Gregory, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Anita Haertling (05/08/05)
Anita E. Haertling, 85, of Jackson passed away Friday, May 5, 2005, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in New Wells, daughter of August and Ella Koenig Leimbach. She and Albert H. Haertling were married July 28, 1940. He passed away Aug. 24, 1987...
Donald Roth (05/08/05)
Donald George Roth, 62, of Scott City died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Illmo, son of Ernest Theodore and Anna Marie Walter Roth. He was owner and operator of Roth Hardware Co. in Scott City and an Army veteran. Roth was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City, Kiwanis Club of Scott City, chamber of commerce in Scott City, the American Legion and the Lutheran Laymen's League...
Anita Colvin (05/08/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Anita Lucille Colvin, 60, of Marble Hill died Friday, May 6, 2005, at the family home following a lengthy illness. She was born July 7, 1944, at Berkeley, Calif., daughter of Lloyd and Elsie Roberts Rowland. She and James E. Colvin were married Jan. 20, 1961, in San Pablo, Calif...
H. Roy Meier (05/08/05)
H. "Roy" Meier, 88, of Jackson passed away Friday, May 6, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. The Rev. David Johnson will officiate...
Births 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
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Nistendirk-Smith (05/08/05)
Mary Nistendirk and Michael Durand Smith were married April 2, 2005, at Allenville Baptist Church in Allenville. Phil Thompson performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Joe and Shirley Koelzer of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Floyd and Ann Smith of Cape Girardeau...
Eakins-Copeland (05/08/05)
Michelle Lynne Eakins and Bryan David Copeland exchanged wedding vows Oct. 30, 2004, at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. The Rev. Byron Copeland, brother of the groom, performed the ceremony. Pianist was Carol Kern of Seymour, Mo., aunt of the bride. Soloist was Danna Miller...
Gosche-Dinan (05/08/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Bethanie Ann Gosche and Taylor Carpenter Dinan were married Aug. 21, 2004, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St. Louis. The Revs. Bede Price and Robert Weiss performed the ceremony. Lector was Elizabeth Kohl. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Gosche of Chaffee and Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Dinan III of Town and Country, Mo...
Filer-Zschille (05/08/05)
Karrie Lynn Filer and Stephen Matthew Zschille exchanged wedding vows Feb. 5, 2005, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Samuel Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Mary Hager of Frohna, Mo., and the late Brad Filer. The groom is the son of Steve and Kathy Zschille of Sedgewickville, Mo., and Bob and Debi Brown of Jackson...
Baker-Myers (05/08/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dennis and Marilyn Baker of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise N. Baker, to Casey R. Myers, both of Independence, Mo. He is the son of Robert and Terry Myers of Marble Hill. Baker received an associate degree in interior design from Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis. She is in retail management training with Starbucks Corp. in Lees Summit, Mo...
Gowen-Upchurch (05/08/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Don and Donna Gowen of Leopold announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jo Gowen, to Chad Bennie Upchurch. He is the son of Robert and Beverly Upchurch of Marble Hill, Mo. Gowen is a 2000 graduate of Leopold High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is an account executive with the Banner Press in Marble Hill...
Barrett-Wareing (05/08/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Brian and Jo Ann Barrett of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Bryanna Lynne Barrett, to Dustin Everett Wareing. He is the son of Everett and Twyla Wareing of Thebes, Ill. Barrett is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness/ equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., in December. She is employed at Famous-Barr...
Steavens-Blackburn (05/08/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Steavens of Salem, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Steavens, to Brant Blackburn of Salem, formerly of Cairo, Ill. He is the son of Christine and Mark Garner of Mounds, Ill., and Courtney and Teresa Blackburn of Ullin, Ill...
Buchheit-Baker (05/08/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Buchheit of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Marie Buchheit, to Adam Lynn Baker. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Baker of Marble Hill, Mo. Buchheit is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is employed with Perry County School District as a kindergarten teacher at Perryville Elementary School...
Germany-Ostrenga (05/08/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Lowery Q. Germany of Jackson, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Walton Germany, to Andrew Robert Ostrenga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ostrenga of Cape Girardeau. Germany is a 2000 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, and a 2004 graduate of the University of Mississippi where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in pharmacy...
Duncan-Exler (05/08/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Rick and Bonnie Duncan of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Elizabeth Duncan, to Andrew Paul Exler. He is the son of Lee and Pam Exler of Cape Girardeau. Duncan is a 1996 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a master of science degree in physical therapy. She is employed at Horizon Club (Alliance Care) in Deerfield Beach, Fla...
Dewrock-Ogles (05/08/05)
Gene and Michelle Dewrock of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle Dewrock, to Richard Lyle Ogles. He is the son of Jerry and Jane Ogles of Cape Girardeau. Dewrock is a 2002 graduate of Central High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University in December...
Gordon-Katz (05/08/05)
Rick and Debi Chastain of Jackson and Dr. Peter Gordon of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerrie Michele Gordon, to Christopher David Katz. He is the son of Eve Katz and Gary Katz of Omaha, Neb. Gordon is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Southwest Baptist University in 2004, and is pursuing a master's degree in special education. She is employed at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo...
Gordon-Brooks (05/08/05)
Rick and Debi Chastain of Jackson and Dr. Peter Gordon of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Johanna Beth Gordon, to Joshua Tyler Brooks. He is the son of the Rev. Gary and Jennie Brooks of Ballwin, Mo. Gordon is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in therapeutic recreation from Southwest Baptist University. She is program manager with Willows Way Inc. in St. Charles, Mo...
Bollingers mark 65th event (05/08/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Bollinger of Chaffee celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering March 26, 2005, at the home of a daughter in New Madrid, Mo. Hosts were their children, Brenda Blevins of New Madrid, Dan Bollinger and wife Lynn of Camilla, Ga., and Mary Tripp and husband Don of Cape Girardeau...
St. Paul Lutheran School (05/08/05)
Jefferson Elementary School (05/08/05)
St. Mary Cathedral School (05/08/05)
Delta Elementary School (05/08/05)
Police reports 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items Saturday. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Kevin W. Fitzgerald, 24, 301 Pecan St., Wyatt, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and obstructing traffic...
Fire reports 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 5:29 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2000 block of West Plaza Way. * At 6:02 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Bessie Street. * At 5:05 p.m., structure fire at 1 Kiwanis Park...
Out of the past 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
25 years ago: May 8, 1980 A decision on what to do with the old public library building in Courthouse Park after it is abandoned next month has been postponed by the Cape Girardeau City Council, at least until the county court has time to decide whether or not it has a need for the facility...
Fix problems before they worsen (05/08/05)
Editor: This is hysterical! There are proud liberals! Why would anyone be proud of being a baby-killer? Mr. Polack lives in the past history of the liberal philosophy. Today they do absolutely nothing to help America. They may have fought for the worker but the liberal/conservative philosophies have changed dramatically since the early years of this country. President Bush is trying to fix Social Security. His idea may or may not be the right one, but at least he is trying...
Smile, Mother (05/08/05)
Every year, we dutifully and thankfully acknowledge our mothers. We buy gifts. We select greeting cards that say the nicest things. We become part of the crowd at our favorite restaurant. We make a special day in every way we can. Which is exactly what we ought to be doing today...
We need to work with our leaders (05/08/05)
Editor: To those of you that are going to feel the effects of a balanced budget, both state and federal: The Democrats spent millions last summer and fall telling you how the budget would be balanced, but you would not listen. Did you really think Bush and Blunt would balance the budgets at the expense of the more well-to-do people? Case in point: River Campus. Our state leaders will give them $3.62 million and yet cut Medicaid...
Littering is a habit (05/08/05)
Editor: Habits, when not controlled, can grow on people, sometimes reaching the serious level. My twin sister as a child sucked her thumb, causing her upper front teeth to protrude. In later years dental work was necessary to correct that. I formed a habit of carrying a doll, and you had better not try to take her away from me...
Speak Out 5/8/05 (05/08/05)
Turn on wipers; Power corrupts; Boat ramp needs trash can...
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