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Stories from Monday, May 9, 2005

Veterans to get more space with upgrade of area home (05/09/05)
An ongoing $6 million construction project at the Missouri Veterans Home will mean updated decor and additional space for residents. New paint, flooring and ceilings will be accompanied by a new dining/activities space and enlarged kitchen, said administrator Jan Rau...
Families gather to celebrate mothers (05/09/05)
Trula Ladreiter has seen a lot of Mother's Days. The 90-year-old great-grandmother dined with her family Sunday at O'Charleys restaurant. "We came last year, and liked it so well," Ladreiter said. She reported receiving "many" cards from her extended family, which includes two sons and their wives, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
On a mission for more pills (05/09/05)
For at least 15 months and probably longer, police say, Richard Upchurch of Jackson was a man on a drug-addicted mission, going from doctor to doctor and spinning a web of desperate deceit to get his hands on 7,000 prescription pain pills. It's a classic case of what's known in medical and law-enforcement circles as doctor shopping -- a phenomenon that has plagued the medical community for decades but only recently has garnered national and local attention...
Fire chief pushes sprinkler systems (05/09/05)
Cape Girardeau fire chief Rick Ennis worries about the damage that could be caused by a major blaze in the city's historic downtown, damage he says could be largely prevented by sprinkler systems. He's even exploring how the city might help fund the installation of sprinklers in downtown buildings...
Area American Cancer Society marks services, new location (05/09/05)
The American Cancer Society's Cape Girardeau office has moved to 106 Farrar Drive, Suite 104 to better serve cancer patients. An open house held May 4 included a ribbon cutting and refreshments. The Cape Girardeau office serves cancer patients in Cape, Perry and other surrounding counties...
Results of Mid-South Fair sanctioned competition held locally (05/09/05)
The Mid-South Fair sanctioned competition held recently at the Church of Christ of the Heartland donated $290 to the church building fund, which was collected by entry and admission fees. Junior division vocal solo winners, aged 6 to 12, included first place, Kaitlyn Robinson of Cape Girardeau; second place, Stephen Schott of New Hamburg, Mo.; third place, Myriah Miller of Scott City; fourth place, Bethany Miget of Jackson; and fifth place, Jacob Breese of Jackson...
Habitat starts two more homes (05/09/05)
Groundbreaking ceremonies for homes 20 and 21 were kicked off recently at 1115 Cousin St. and 633 S. Henderson Ave., both in Cape Girardeau. Homeowner partners of these residences, Crystle Sandridge and Temika Cleaves, respectively, will work at least 350 hours toward their goal of ownership. They will also repay their no-profit, interest-free mortgage over 20 years...
Area teens place second in 4-H meats judging contest (05/09/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County 4-H team placed second in the 2005 state 4-H Senior Meats Judging contest. Team members included David Gholson, Dustin Estes, Kent Kranawetter and Kurt Kranawetter, all of Jackson. Gholson won fourth-high individual, Estes ranked fifth, Kent Kranawetter ranked sixth and Kurt Kranawetter ranked ninth...
School funding plans have short shelf life (05/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former state Sen. Harold Caskey, a chief architect of Missouri's existing education funding formula, often used to say that such formulas only have a shelf life of about a decade before they become obsolete. The legislature last did a major rewrite of the formula in 1993. Sure enough, by 2003 most lawmakers acknowledged the system had become constitutionally out of whack...
Southwest Missouri town celebrates new city hall two years after tornado (05/09/05)
BATTLEFIELD, Mo. -- After spending two years of the city doing business in cramped, makeshift quarters, this southwest Missouri town dedicated a new city hall last week to replace one that was damaged by a 2003 tornado. City personnel started moving into the 9,800-square-foot facility a couple of months ago, but officials waited until Thursday to dedicate the new city hall and mark the two-year anniversary of the tornado that struck this town not far from Springfield...
Farmstead where some believe Daniel Boone buried for sale (05/09/05)
MARTHASVILLE, Mo. -- For sale: portion of historic farmstead. Asking price: $1.2 million. May or may not be burial place of storied explorer. No one disputes that Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca, were buried on the Bryan farm, near the Missouri River west of St. Louis. The 32-acre tract that is now on the market includes the original brick farmhouse and the Bryan family cemetery, just across the road...
Wrong woman buried after morgue mix-up (05/09/05)
CHICAGO -- Two grieving families were shocked to discover recently that their loved ones' bodies, which were driven to the county morgue in the same van, had been mistakenly swapped and sent to the wrong funeral homes. One of the families buried the wrong person in their mother's grave, while the other family noticed the error when they viewed the body in an open casket...
Illinoisan to sell only car Pope John Paul II owned (05/09/05)
AUBURN, Ind. -- An Illinois businessman is selling the only car Pope John Paul II was believed to have owned. Jim Rich bought the light blue 1975 Ford Escort GL at auction in 1996 for $102,000. Rich vividly remembers the day in 1998 when he took possession of the car...
Star-studded gala at center stage in trial of former Clinton aid (05/09/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Campaign donations made more than four years ago at a celebrity-studded Hollywood gala have led to a federal criminal trial against a former finance director for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton that could hamper her future campaigns. The trial set to open Tuesday focuses on a lavish August 2000 political party at a tony Brentwood estate that drew dozens of A-list guests and performers, including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Diana Ross and Muhammad Ali...
Death penalty opponents begin five-day walk (05/09/05)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Death penalty opponents set off Sunday on a five-day walk to protest the state's plans to execute a serial killer who admitted killing and raping eight young women in Connecticut and New York in the early 1980s. About two dozen protesters began the 30-mile journey that will eventually lead to the prison where Michael Ross is scheduled to be put to death Friday in what would be the first execution in New England in 45 years...
Detroit ponders fast-food tax (05/09/05)
DETROIT -- Would you like fries with that? Either way, the Detroit city treasury would like a bite. Faced with a $300 million budget hole, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is hoping people in this already heavily taxed city won't mind forking over a few extra cents for their Big Macs and Whoppers...
U.S. military plans homecoming for dead Vietnam War servicemen (05/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- On May 9, 1967, Sigmund and Agnes Tycz of Milwaukee received a letter from their 22-year-old son, Marine Sgt. James Neil Tycz, who marveled at his new "Sarge's growwwl." "Would you believe [with] my squeak??!," he wrote, a reference to his high-pitched voice...
Military confronts air crashes blamed on reckless pilots (05/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- Skimming low over hills in eastern Afghanistan, the 11 Marines packed into an Army Black Hawk helicopter asked for an exciting flight on an otherwise dull mission, demonstrating for visiting dignitaries how troops are sped into battle...
Judge declares mistrial in highway shootings case (05/09/05)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A judge declared a hung jury Sunday in the case of a man who admitted to a string of highway shootings -- one of which killed a woman -- but claimed innocence by reason of insanity. The mistrial came after four full days of deliberations in the trial of Charles McCoy Jr., charged with 12 shootings that terrified Columbus-area commuters over five months in 2003 and 2004...
V-E Day (05/09/05)
A look at the commemoration ceremonies in Europe and the United States on Sunday marking the 60th anniversary of the Allied defeat of Nazi Germany. --- LONDON World War II vets and hundreds of other spectators watched as Prince Charles laid a wreath of blood-red poppies before London's monument to the dead of both world wars. ...
Survivor of avalanche recounts scary moments on Mount Everest (05/09/05)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Pierre Bourdeau was tucked into his sleeping bag on Mount Everest when the avalanche struck. It plowed through his tent with chunks of ice, threw him 100 yards down the slope and buried him beneath a mound of snow. Somehow, he lived...
Nostalgia puts Stalin back in public eye (05/09/05)
MOSCOW -- One poster stands out among the billboards splashed across Moscow for celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany: Josef Stalin against the backdrop of a Red Army soldier raising the Soviet hammer-and-sickle over the Reichstag in Berlin...
Bush, Putin put tough talk aside for day (05/09/05)
MOSCOW -- Changing the tone from tough talk to friendship, President Bush and Vladimir Putin went out of their way to take a unified stand on Middle East peace and terrorism Sunday after sharp words in recent days about democratic backsliding and postwar Soviet domination...
Seven U.S. military killed; parliament approves Cabinet picks (05/09/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An explosion of insurgent violence killed seven U.S. servicemembers in Iraq over the weekend even as the Shiite-dominated parliament approved four more Sunni Arabs to serve as government ministers. One of the four Sunnis rejected the post on the grounds of tokenism, tarnishing the Shiite premier's bid to include the disaffected minority believed to be driving Iraq's deadly insurgency...
Redhawks rout OVC leader (05/09/05)
It hasn't been a very enjoyable season for Southeast Missouri State, but there were smiles all around Sunday as the Redhawks posted their most lopsided win this year while also reaching season-high totals for runs and hits. Southeast claimed just its second Ohio Valley Conference series victory in seven attempts by routing first-place Morehead State 16-4 at sunny Capaha Field...
Redhawks fall to Govs, finish fifth in the OVC (05/09/05)
Southeast Missouri State's softball team, having secured a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament the day before, failed to finish the regular season with a victory Sunday. Austin Peay defeated the host Redhawks 4-2 as they salvaged one win in the three-game series and also snapped Southeast's three-game winning streak...
Giacomo flew under the radar (05/09/05)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Still trying to figure out how Giacomo pulled off the second biggest upset in Kentucky Derby history? You're not alone. A day after Giacomo won at odds of 50-1, with Closing Argument second at 72-1, trainer D. Wayne Lukas called Saturday's Derby "the most bizarre of all." Trainer Nick Zito just shrugged and said: "I'll never figure out this game."...
Preakness is next for Derby winner (05/09/05)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Giacomo's stunning Kentucky Derby victory at 50-1 odds hasn't scared the competition away. The colt can expect to see some of the same rivals and a few new ones in Baltimore in two weeks for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Jockey Mike Smith was still smiling Sunday, a day after riding Giacomo to the second-biggest upset in Derby history. They defeated 72-1 long shot Closing Argument by a half-length...
Ankiel starts slowly at Class AA (05/09/05)
The former Cardinals pitcher has some believers, but he doesn't have much in the way of numbers. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ AP Sports Writer SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Rick Ankiel's quest to make it back to the major leagues as an outfielder begins with at least one true believer...
Suns' Nash edges Shaq for MVP (05/09/05)
PHOENIX -- Steve Nash invited all of his Phoenix Suns teammates up to the podium when he accepted the NBA's most valuable player award Sunday. The gesture was befitting of a player who earned the trophy by getting everybody involved, and making his team a 62-game winner -- 33 more victories than the previous season...
St. Louis scores 11 runs in first inning, wins 15-5 (05/09/05)
ST. LOUIS -- After losing three straight for the first time all season, the Cardinals left nothing to chance. Scott Rolen had four RBIs, and David Eckstein had two hits and an RBI in an 11-run first inning as the Cardinals avoided a four-game sweep by beating the San Diego Padres 15-5 Sunday...
Kerr ends Sorenstam's winning streak at five (05/09/05)
Twice before Cristie Kerr had a chance to end Annika Sorenstam's winning streak, and both times she failed. No way she was letting her third chance get away. While Kerr partied on the 18th green at the Michelob Ultra Open in Williamsburg, Va., on Sunday night, Sorenstam had to content herself with owning a share of history. Maybe someday she'll win six tournaments in a row, but not this week...
Heat cruise to victory in semifinal opener (05/09/05)
They gave away a 17-point lead, turned the ball over 15 times, missed 11 free throws and received nothing resembling dominance from either Shaquille O'Neal or Dwyane Wade. Didn't matter. The Miami Heat still won with ease at home. Wade overcame a poor start to score 20 points, O'Neal added 19 points in 26 foul-plagued minutes and the Heat defeated Washington 105-86 Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series...
Newman's strategy backfires (05/09/05)
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Victory was most certainly in sight for Ryan Newman until strategy snatched it away at Darlington Raceway. When a late caution forced teams to gamble on pit strategy, Newman made the wrong decision and stayed out on the track. The contenders behind him all stopped for new tires, and used the fresh rubber to blow past Newman on the restart...
Nadal wins marathon to claim Italian Open (05/09/05)
ROME -- Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters on Sunday for his third straight clay-court title, edging Guillermo Coria in a fifth-set tiebreaker of a match that ended in darkness and lasted more than five hours. Nadal won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) to extend his winning streak to 17 matches. He appeared exhausted and debilitated from an injury to his playing hand when he fell behind 3-0 in the last set...
Sports briefs 5/9/05 (05/09/05)
Baseball...
Montgomery Bank to build new Cape branch (05/09/05)
Montgomery Bank has announced the acquisition of a 1 1/2-acre site from Drury Southwest for the construction of a new full-service branch in Cape Girardeau. The new 3,000-square-foot facility will be on Mount Auburn Road just south of William Street. It's a spot that Montgomery Bank regional president Jim Limbaugh likes...
Killer work force: Violence on the job doesn't have to happen (05/09/05)
A disturbed employee -- armed to the teeth -- enters his workplace with an intent to kill co-workers for some perceived slight. He just snapped, right? Don't tell that to Alan Foust, a former highway patrolman and president of ASET Inc., a Jackson firm that provides loss prevention and leadership training...
Spyware may be New York AG's next target (05/09/05)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The windowless, cluttered 10-by-15-foot storeroom on the third floor of a Manhattan government building seems an unlikely setting for Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's next big thing. But purveyors of spyware and adware and even the major companies that advertise in the surreptitious downloads fear exactly that from the Democrat dubbed the "Sheriff of Wall Street."...
New index to follow 50 biggest companies (05/09/05)
NEW YORK -- A new index from the Russell Investment Group aims to help you track Wall Street's 800-pound gorillas. The Russell Top 50 follows the performance of the 50 largest U.S. public companies, such as General Electric Co. and Exxon Mobil Corp. ...
Business memo 05/09/05 (05/09/05)
Old Town Cape group putting on trivia night; Chamber member drive continues until Friday
People on the move 05/09/05 (05/09/05)
Store manager named for Perryville Buchheit ; Auctioneers association installs president-elect; UPS honors driver for 30 years of service; Dana employees celebrate anniversaries; RE/MAX agents receive awards for 2004 sales; Big River Telephone adds five to staff
Iris Modglin (05/09/05)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Iris Lucille Modglin, 69, of Ullin died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at her home. She was born Apr. 21, 1936, in Pulaski, Ill., daughter of Curtis and Faye Taylor Smith. She and George Modglin were married Sept. 26, 1953, in Ullin. Modglin was a member of First Baptist Church in Ullin...
Vincent Williams (05/09/05)
Vincent F. Williams, 73, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Friday, May 6, 2005, in Cahokia, Ill. He was born Jan. 27, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., son of William and Edna Cole Williams. Williams worked in housekeeping at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was a Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Korean War...
Erma Gregory (05/09/05)
Erma J. Gregory, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at her home. She was born Feb. 19, 1931, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clarence and Bertha Harris Snider. She and Wesley Gregory Jr. were married Dec. 13, 1947, at Cape Girardeau. Gregory was a retail salesclerk...
Norma Adams (05/09/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Norma Jean Adams, 63, of Paducah, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was born March 10, 1942, in Cairo, daughter of Bob and Anna Hornberger Vowels. Adams was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo and attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paducah...
Ivan Hobbs (05/09/05)
Ivan Hobbs, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Theresa Calvin (05/09/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Theresa Ellen Calvin, 45, of Sikeston died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at her home. She was born March 25, 1960, in Norwalk, Calif., daughter of Everett and Mildred Hinkle Proffer. She and James Calvin were married June 7, 1986, in Sikeston...
Anita Haertling (05/09/05)
Anita E. Haertling, 85, of Jackson passed away 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...
Mary Joyce Sander (05/09/05)
Mary Joyce Sander, 67, of Millersville passed away Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Winfield, Mo., daughter of Elva and Maude Gallup Turner. She and the Rev. Donald Sander were married March 21, 1953, in Millersville...
Births 5/9/05 (05/09/05)
Lohmeier...
Fire reports 5/9/05 (05/09/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: * At 3:52 p.m., car fire at mile marker 93 on Interstate 55. * At 5:57 p.m., emergency medical service at 821 Broadway. * At 7:23 p.m., trash fire at 1100 Ranney Ave. * At 7:39 p.m., emergency medical service at 500 S. Benton St...
Police reports 5/9/05 (05/09/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Jason R. Welker, 22, of 8217 Route N, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and noise violation. * A subject was custody pending formal charges for DWI, no seat belt, failure to stay in a single lane, no secure rear registration, no proof of insurance, failure to stop at a stop sign, no driver's license and probation violation...
Out of the past 5/9/05 (05/09/05)
25 years ago: May 9, 1980 Two Southeast Missouri State University coeds are informed they had become two of 50 women nationwide selected for flight training by the Air Force; Air Force ROTC commander Lt. Col. Ronald Herr receives notice that Sharon Amelon of Jackson and Linda Meyer of St. Louis, Mo., both have been chosen to join the select few females who will take flight training...
Secret sauce of the barbecue illuminati (05/09/05)
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: With summer here and the barbecue season soon to be in full swing, I have a question about a long-past local BBQ landmark. ...
Do the French remember? (05/09/05)
Hundreds of thousands of military personnel converged on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, D-Day. My father was among them. The first difficult footprints in the sands of Normandy beaches had begun the path that led to V-E Day on May 8 in 1945...
Chaffee centennial (05/09/05)
Chaffee intends to mark its 100th anniversary this summer with plenty of events that commemorate the town's rich history. There's a centennial pageant with vignettes of the town's history, carriage rides through downtown during Old-Fashioned Days, a tractor parade downtown and the annual Frisco Days celebrations...
Speak Out 5/9/05 (05/09/05)
Laura for president; Medicaid and voting; Thanks, Mike; Behind closed doors...
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