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Stories from Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A letter from parent to child (05/31/05)
May 31, 2005 Dear Amber, While this section of the paper is generally regarded as the "Voices of 2morrow," I thought it might be appropriate to hear from a "Voice of yesterday" as you prepare to leave home for college. For the last year, you have shared the ups and downs, victories and defeats and life lessons with the readers of your column. ...
Honoring sacrifice (05/31/05)
Prayers and patriotism prevailed at Memorial Day services Monday in Jackson and Cape Girardeau that drew hundreds of area residents, many of them veterans who survived the killing fields of long-ago battles. Army veteran Wilbert Peetz, 81, of Jackson fought in the Philippines in World War II and served in the Korean War...
Military digest 05/31/05 (05/31/05)
Three Guard soldiers get desert training...
Jackson riding student awarded (05/31/05)
Maddie Rupke of Jackson recently competed in two divisions at the Stone Hall Farm Vineyard and Winery Hunter Trials of Southern Illinois. She was grand champion in the Handy Hunter division and won a medallion and blue ribbon in the pairs class. Rupke, a 15-year-old freshman at Jackson High School, is the daughter of John and Julia Rupke...
Learning briefs 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
Scott City student goes to Phoenix science fair ; Lincoln wins contest, $500 scholarship; Stanfield to attend Boys State in June at CMSU; Area students complete graduation exercises; Scholarships given to several area students
Time to leave the comfort zone (05/31/05)
I am officially no longer in high school. The day that I have waited for my entire school career has come and gone. I have received my diploma and graduated with honors. The reality of it all probably hasn't hit me yet. Sure, I was there, and I walked across the stage and received my coveted diploma, but did that really make me ready to leave my nest and fly away?...
Accidents reported over busy holiday weekend (05/31/05)
The Memorial Day holiday saw few accidents in both Missouri and Illinois, according to law enforcement agencies. A dispatcher for the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E headquarters in Poplar Bluff, Mo., said Troop E saw only one fatality in New Madrid County and a few minor accidents throughout the district...
Dedicated Scoutmaster to retire after long career (05/31/05)
Jerry Hampton's four decades as a Scoutmaster ends today. A party was held in his honor at the VFW recently in appreciation of all the time the Cape Girardeau man has volunteered at meetings, summer camps, boards of review, parades, courts of honor and weekend campouts...
Inspiration from a broken head gasket (05/31/05)
Nine months ago, Art Terry wasn't sure he would see a high school diploma with his name on it. Quitting school would have made him the first among four siblings to do so, but at the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, Terry didn't really care...
Organizer dismisses rumored closing of 100-mile Yard Sale (05/31/05)
It may not have traveled the entire 100 miles of the celebrated yard sale, but the rumor made it from Jackson to Delta that this may be the last year for the sale. But organizers of the yard sale say it isn't so. Glenda Franklin of McClure, Ill., selling glassware and kitchen appliances from beneath the awning of a camper trailer set up near the Highway 25 turnoff to Chaffee, was the first to mention it. ...
Hospital earns award for organ donation rate (05/31/05)
Knowing that at any given time 80,000 people in the United States are awaiting transplants, Saint Francis Medical Center works to ensure that families of patients facing imminent death are given an opportunity to donate organs. And its efforts have paid off. ...
Teens have help to land summer jobs (05/31/05)
Summer means hot dogs and baseball, long, lazy days by the swimming pool and lots of sunshine. But for many teenagers and young adults in Southeast Missouri, summer is also synonymous with long hours working at -- or searching for -- that first part-time job...
Sigma Pi names honorary member (05/31/05)
Brenda Schloss was named an honorary member of Southeast Missouri State University's chapter of Sigma Pi Kappa, the international honor society for historic preservation students, faculty and distinguished individuals at the Historic Preservation Commission meeting at Cape Girardeau City Council chambers recently...
Authorities investigate fire at Sun Loan Co. (05/31/05)
Cape Girardeau fire and police departments are investigating a fire they consider to be suspicious and a related theft. At 8:58 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a fire at Sun Loan Co., 2007 Independence St. According to the fire department, the blaze started in a back interior corner of the building, which is housed in a strip mall. The fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal's office...
Inventive Navy veteran serves up proposal for 21-gun-salute device (05/31/05)
KIDDER, Mo. -- An 83-year-old Navy veteran from northwest Missouri said he expects to patent a device that would provide a 21-gun salute to deceased military members. Bill Crabb said he got the idea for his invention last Memorial Day, when American Legion leaders in Kidder, about 60 miles north of Kansas City, couldn't find enough volunteers to fire a salute to the veterans buried in the local cemetery...
Gun control meets mixed responses in Ill. House (05/31/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers handed victories to both sides of the gun-control issue Monday, approving a measure that cracks down on gun shows but making it easier for people to transport weapons. The victory for gun supporters appears to be short-lived, though...
Elementary school offers a world of books (05/31/05)
ST. LOUIS-- Oak Hill Elementary School has students from around the globe: Bosnia, Africa, the Middle East. Now Bosnian native Alma Petric is trying to build an international library to match the school's student body. Two afternoons a week, the school opens its library doors to the public, offering readers more than 200 books in Bosnian and a handful of titles in Russian and German...
China revokes increase in textile export tariffs in trade dispute (05/31/05)
BEIJING -- China on Monday scrapped concessions meant to avert a trade war with the United States and Europe, withdrawing a plan to sharply increase export duties on Chinese-made textiles that are flooding foreign markets. The turnaround followed new import controls imposed by Washington and the European Union, which China's commerce minister on Monday called a violation of World Trade Organization rules...
Bush vows to pursue mission in Iraq (05/31/05)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Quoting letters of the fallen from the war in Iraq, President Bush vowed Monday to a Memorial Day audience of military families and soldiers in uniform that the nation will honor its dead by striving for peace and democracy, no matter the cost...
Documents detail charges against terror suspects (05/31/05)
NEW YORK -- Two American citizens facing a terrorism charge -- one a doctor and the other a self-described martial arts expert -- became enthusiastic followers of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden before their arrests, according to court papers released Monday...
Slaying leaves two empty seats at graduation (05/31/05)
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio -- When the 49 students in Riverside High School's class of 2005 marched into the gymnasium for commencement Sunday, they could not help but notice two empty seats. Not until the ceremony was nearly complete did they learn classmate Scott Moody was dead. On Monday, students found out the rest of the news, that the 18-year-old was believed to have killed their other missing classmate, his grandparents, his mother and another family friend before shooting himself...
U.S. forces mistakenly detain Sunni leader (05/31/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military nearly set off a sectarian crisis Monday by mistakenly arresting the leader of Iraq's top Sunni Muslim political party, while two suicide bombers killed about 30 police, and U.S. fighter jets destroyed insurgent strongholds near Syria's border...
Pakistani police say five dead, more than a dozen injured (05/31/05)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber blew himself up during evening prayers at a Shiite mosque Monday, killing one worshipper and wounding 20. The bomber slipped into the mosque during a gunbattle with police that left another attacker and two officers dead...
EU scrambles after charter defeat (05/31/05)
PARIS -- The dramatic French "no" to the European Union's first constitution and indications the Netherlands will deliver the same verdict this week have European leaders scrambling to contain damage to the bloc's unification project. The historic charter needs to be ratified by all 25 EU nations. The outcome in France was not even close: The "no" polled nearly 55 percent and the "yes" 45 percent. Turnout was 69.3 percent...
Canadian named Miss Universe (05/31/05)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Miss Canada, Natalie Glebova, was crowned Miss Universe in the 54th annual pageant held in the Thai capital of Bangkok. The brunette from Toronto was chosen over Miss Puerto Rico Cynthia Olavarria. The two were among five contestants selected to answer questions onstage in the final round of the competition. The others were from Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela...
Israeli aircraft fires missiles in Gaza (05/31/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli aircraft fired missiles near a Palestinian refugee camp on Monday, destroying two rocket launchers and wounding three people, while Israel published a list of 400 Palestinian prisoners to be released later this week...
Austin Peay captures OVC tournament title (05/31/05)
Behind a brilliant pitching performance from tournament MVP Brad Daniel, second-seeded Austin Peay won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title, beating top-seeded Jacksonville State 5-0 on Sunday in Paducah, Ky. Austin Peay (38-22), second in the OVC's regular season, receives the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Baseball Championships...
Jackson to host zone tournament (05/31/05)
Mark Lewis and his Jackson American Legion team have plenty to be excited about these days. For starters, Lewis -- a former assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State -- has helped elevate Jackson from a formerly struggling program in just three years...
District 14 expands; Cape gets new coach (05/31/05)
The area American Legion baseball scene will have something of a different look this summer. District 14, which includes several local teams, has added two new squads to its senior league, including Scott County, which has had a junior team only for the past few years...
Pujols powers Cardinals to 5-4 win over Rockies (05/31/05)
DENVER -- Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Monday night to add to the Colorado bullpen's misery and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Rockies. Pujols put a 1-2 pitch from Jay Witasick (0-2) barely over the left-field wall for a 4-3 lead. The homer halted Witasick's 10-game streak without allowing an earned run and marked the major league-high 11th blown save of the season for Colorado's beleaguered relievers...
Johnson captures Coca-Cola 600 for third straight time (05/31/05)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson ended a month of controversy by racing his way into the record books. Still, his third consecutive victory in the Coca-Cola 600 didn't earn him total forgiveness: Fans showered Johnson with boos and beer cans after he won the wreck-filled race Sunday night...
Suns remain alive with road victory (05/31/05)
Even if the Phoenix Suns don't come all the way back and make the NBA Finals, they're guaranteed of having at least one good memory from the Western Conference finals. No, make that a great one. Finally getting out on the fast break and doing a better job on defense, the Suns showed a never-quit spirit from start to finish -- especially the finish -- to beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-106 on the road Monday night and prevent being swept in four games...
IRL savior on board (05/31/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Danica Patrick barreled down the front straightaway, dipped toward the inside wall and surged past Dan Wheldon to claim the lead at the Indianapolis 500. The fans -- 300,000 or so -- went into a frenzy. They were on their feet all the way around the massive, venerable track, yelling and waving caps in a stirring reminder of the days when drivers named Mario, A.J. and Emerson ruled this place...
Helton still at odds with Cardinals announcer (05/31/05)
DENVER -- If Todd Helton and the St. Louis Cardinals radio announcer who suggested he used steroids are going to make up, it's not going to happen this week. Rockies management informed the Cardinals on Monday that announcer Wayne Hagin would not be welcome in the Colorado clubhouse and that Helton does not want to talk to Hagin while the Cardinals are in town for a four-game series...
Reid wins playoff at Senior PGA (05/31/05)
The Senior PGA Championship was Dana Quigley's to win all Sunday, then Jerry Pate's. Somehow, some way, Mike Reid won it instead. Reid, down by three shots with one hole to play in Ligonier, Pa., forced himself into a three-way playoff with Quigley and Pate with a long eagle putt on No. 18, then birdied the same hole in a playoff for his first tournament win since 1990...
Nationals end Cards' five-game win streak (05/31/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Livan Hernandez wrapped up the first five-victory month of his career to become the NL's second eight-game winner and Brad Wilkerson had three doubles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Sunday. Jamey Carroll's RBI single capped a three-run fifth for the Nationals (25-25), who avoided getting swept for the second straight series and ended a five-game losing streak...
Henin-Hardenne dodges match points to advance (05/31/05)
PARIS -- Maria Sharapova won in 10 minutes Monday at the French Open. Justine Henin-Hardenne took a lot longer. Henin-Hardenne played for 3 hours, 15 minutes, overcoming two match points in the fourth round to beat reigning U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5...
Tulane receives top seed for NCAA tournament (05/31/05)
Tulane is heading into the NCAA baseball tournament with the No. 1 national seed and plenty of confidence. The Green Wave (50-9), ranked No. 1 in at least one of the major national polls for all but three weeks this season, were selected as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament Monday...
Sports briefs 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
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Contestants could blow it all for prize (05/31/05)
The Southeast Missourian gets flooded with news releases, some of which end up in my mail slot and which I actually read. I try to read all the important ones like the one alerting the media to the bubble-gum blowing contest that will be held at the nation's Wal-Mart stores on June 11...
Raymond Wiedefeld (05/31/05)
Raymond G. Wiedefeld, 59, formerly of Gordonville, passed away Sunday May 29, 2005, at his home in Burfordville. He was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of John J. and Marie A. Landewee Wiedefeld. He and Beverly S. Nothdurft were married Feb. 13, 1971, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau...
Ruth Dragoni (05/31/05)
Ruth E. Mackenzie Dragoni, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 13, 1926, in Ipswich, Mass., to the late Alan James and Edna M. Alexander Mackenzie. She and John Dragoni were married Aug. ...
Joe Kneezle (05/31/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Joe Kneezle, 55, of Benton died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 29, 1949, in Benton, son of Leslie Roy and Monzella Mary Griffaw Kneezle. He was a self-employed auto body painter and a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Rosalene Dohogne (05/31/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Rosalene Marie Dohogne, 90, of Kelso died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born July 27, 1914, at Kelso, daughter of Joe and Cecilia Dumey Messmer. She and Joseph V. Dohogne were married May 17, 1937. He died Aug. 29, 1981...
Sherry Mitchell (05/31/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Sherry Noble Mitchell, 44, of Mount Vernon, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born Sept. 10, 1960, in Anna, daughter of Donald and Yvonne Isom Noble...
Kenneth Baker (05/31/05)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Kenneth "Kenny" "KB" Baker, 56, of Ullin died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1949, at Cairo, Ill., son of Kenneth and Suda Hammond Baker. He was a farmer and a volunteer firefighter for the Ullin Fire Department. He was also the keeper of the torch on the Ullin water tower. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ullin...
Mary Seifert (05/31/05)
Mary Frances Dunivan Seifert, 87 of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 29, 2005, at her home. She was born June 7, 1917, in Senath, Mo., daughter of Edward E. and Mary M. Head Dunivan. She and Garrett E. Seifert were married Nov. 24, 1951, in Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 8, 1994...
Shawn McCray (05/31/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Shawn McCray, 27, of Springfield died Friday, May 27, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield as the result of a car accident. He was born April 22, 1978, in Springfield, son of Bruce W. and C. Diann Loos McCray. His parents were originally from Jackson and Cape Girardeau...
Willia Dodds (05/31/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Willia Mae Dodds, 62, of Sikeston died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1943, in New Madrid County, daughter of Joe and Mary Allen Dodds. She was an optician at the Vision Center in Wal-Mart...
Births 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
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Police reports 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau police released the following items on Sunday and Monday. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Jeffery J. Maurer, 32, 3011 Beaver Creek Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
Fire reports 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 1:03 a.m., tree fire at Broadway and Lacey Street. * At 1:05 a.m., emergency medical service at 2910 Beaver Creek Drive. * At 2:35 a.m., house fire at 916 College St. * At 4:02 a.m., emergency medical service at 1821 Marietta St...
Out of the past 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
25 years ago: May 31, 1980 Saying "it is with a great deal of mixed emotion," Cape Girardeau County associate circuit judge Jerry S. Estes of Jackson announces he is resigning to become legal counsel and participate in the management of Cable TV Construction and Hudson Brothers Enterprises of Chanute, Kan., effective July 15...
Women in combat (05/31/05)
The (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record For whatever reason, Republicans in the House of Representatives felt moved recently to sharply cut back on the ways in which female soldiers could provide support for combat units. ... The misguided effort lasted barely a week, its sponsors retreating under a barrage of complaints from the Pentagon, which pointed out the proposed restrictions could seriously impede women's military careers by locking them out of nearly 22,000 positions. .....
Driving safety (05/31/05)
Driving safety should be on the minds of every driver who gets behind the steering wheel of a car or truck. We are reminded of the need for caution and care whenever we see or hear about a tragic accident like the recent one at the busy intersection of Kingshighway and William Street...
Questions about U.S. jobs, trade (05/31/05)
To the editor: There are some things going on that bother me. Perhaps U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson could help by answering some questions. 1. Where are all the good jobs in the United States going? 2. What will happen if our major factories are shut down and the work sent overseas?...
More telecom choices, competition (05/31/05)
To the editor: I would like to respond to your recent article about the telecom legislation. It seems to me that the issue isn't about the big companies, the little companies or the cable companies, but about the consumer. The telecom competition bill brings more choices to consumers and shows that Missouri is a good place to do business. ...
Legal papers sometimes ignored (05/31/05)
To the editor: Recent reports from California indicate that physician-assisted suicide is being considered by the legislature. The law would be patterned after the one passed in Oregon seven years ago. The same tactics of lies and deceptions are being put forward to the public as were used to legalize abortions. ...
Speak Out 5/31/05 (05/31/05)
Talking and driving; Spending the profits; Wear those helmets; Squeezed out; How they voted; Bear attack?; Manages like a pro; Bridge access; Scientific sense; Road repair; Yard-sale detour; Double standard; Seat belts on buses
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