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Stories from Sunday, June 5, 2005

Climber, 20, is youngest to reach Seven Summits (06/05/05)
SEATTLE -- Danielle Fisher has been climbing mountains for nearly a quarter of her lifetime. Of course, at age 20 that's only been about five years. Last week, Fisher became the youngest person to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents -- completing the feat when she reached the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest on Wednesday. ...
Creating a memorial in music (06/05/05)
Most of Randy Leiner's 51 years were spent playing in rock 'n' roll bands. All nine of the major bands were listed on the back of the Randy Leiner Memorial Music Festival T-shirt many people wore Saturday at Scott City Park. Leiner's face was on the front...
Inching to recovery (06/05/05)
Brad Lively, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound former college tight end, lies on his back on a padded adjustable bed in a small rehab room inside the Fitness Plus workout facility. His right foot is planted flat against a raised surface. His face, which looks younger than his 38 years, quivers in pain and determination as he scoots his upper body farther down the table, forcing his rear end closer to his heel. He scoots an inch. An exhale. Another inch. A grimace. Another inch. Another shade of red...
Skate park in Jackson officially opens (06/05/05)
Jackson's new skate park is just the beginning. About 100 people attended the official opening of the skate park in Jackson City Park on Saturday. Demonstrations were held at the ramp while a neighboring pavilion offered refreshments and free helmets...
Education lawsuit likely to continue (06/05/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite the recent passage of legislation to overhaul Missouri's system for funding public education, a pending lawsuit challenging how the state distributes financial aid to local school districts is likely to continue. More than 300 of Missouri's 524 public school districts, including 52 in Southeast Missouri, are involved in the case, which was launched in January 2004. ...
Dean preaches values in KC visit (06/05/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- National Democratic chairman Howard Dean quoted the Bible, the golden rule and moral values Friday while chastising Republicans for failing to practice what they preach. In appearances at the Uptown Theater here and at the National Federation of Democratic Women Convention in Kansas City, Kan., Dean said the GOP frequently speaks of its morals but consistently makes cuts affecting the poor...
Federal bills target sale of cold pills (06/05/05)
WASHINGTON -- The days of buying certain cold remedies off the drugstore shelf may soon be gone, a casualty of the methamphetamine epidemic. Picking up on laws already passed in more than a dozen states, Congress is thinking about requiring the nation's retailers to sell medicines like Sudafed behind the pharmacy counter to make it harder to get the ingredients needed to make highly addictive meth...
Bitter debate: States, cities deal with growing number of immigrants (06/05/05)
NEW YORK -- While Congress and the White House wrangle over federal policy on illegal immigrants, states and cities are wrestling with ways to accommodate their U.S.-born children -- most of them American citizens, all with full rights to public education...
Specter to push for Congress to establish foreign detainee rule (06/05/05)
WASHINGTON -- The continuing uproar over U.S. treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib has a top Senate Republican looking at the need to clarify in law the rights of foreign detainees. On the heels of Amnesty International calling the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "the gulag of our time," Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., will hold hearings this month on the treatment of foreign terrorism suspects there...
Woman trapped in bathtub for six days (06/05/05)
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. -- An 81-year-old woman who fell into her bathtub was trapped for six days before a concerned neighbor and a police officer rescued her. The woman was alert when the pair got to her, said the neighbor, Larry Nelson. "I walked into the bathroom and she said, 'Hi Larry!' I asked if she had heard me rap on the doors, and she said, 'Yes, but what could I do?'...
Man celebrates birthday with bike along Route 66 (06/05/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A man who pedaled from California to Chicago along Route 66 to celebrate his 66th birthday says that's just the beginning. Doug Waterman wants to ride California's Highway 101 on his 101st birthday -- in 35 years. Waterman says the 2,448-mile cross-country ride he completed last month isn't something he'd ever want to do again. But he says it's something he'll always remember...
Flower on pace to break record (06/05/05)
MADISON, Wis. -- Big Bucky's back. The rare, big and extremely stinky flower that caused a sensation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when it last bloomed in 2001 could become the world's largest flower when it blooms again next week. The titan arum stood at 6 feet, 4 inches Thursday in a UW-Madison greenhouse, on pace to rival the world record for cultivated flowers when it blooms and releases its trademark roadkill scent in the coming days...
Residents still can't believe teen killed family, friends (06/05/05)
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio -- Gary Shafer was making breakfast when his grandson walked into his farmhouse early last Sunday, placed the barrel of a small-caliber rifle loosely against the older man's neck and fired three times, killing him. Two shots in the right side, one in the left...
Many theories, few clues to Idaho children's whereabouts (06/05/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Some people think Dylan and Shasta Groene were snatched by drug dealers. Others think they might be hiding in the woods. There's a motorcycle gang war theory and a cult theory. Nearly three weeks after 8-year-old Shasta and 9-year-old Dylan were reported missing from the home where their mother, older brother and mother's boyfriend were bound and bludgeoned to death, investigators say they have no clue where the children are -- and no suspect or motive...
Iraqi, U.S. troops capture scores of insurgents (06/05/05)
LATIFIYAH, Iraq -- Iraqi soldiers took the lead Saturday in a sweep with U.S. forces of farmsteads and fields in an area south of Baghdad known for its deadly insurgent attacks and called the Triangle of Death. The Iraqis stood up well in blistering heat that neared 110 degrees, but a commander balked at sending his men into a particularly dangerous area, forcing the U.S. soldiers to conduct follow-up missions...
Rumsfeld explains U.S. pressure on China to change (06/05/05)
SINGAPORE -- Pentagon chief Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday that U.S. pressure for political and economic change in China is not intended to undermine the Beijing government. He criticized China for increasing military spending despite the absence of a threat from another country and said the Asian power risks diminishing its global influence unless it opens up its political system...
China tightens security to block Tiananmen memorials (06/05/05)
BEIJING -- China tightened security around Tiananmen Square on Saturday to prevent memorials on the anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. But in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of protesters staged a candlelight rally. In Sydney, Australia, a Chinese diplomat who is seeking asylum emerged from hiding to address a memorial rally...
Ford & Sons collects first win against Mountain Home (06/05/05)
The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons American Legion squad picked up its first win of the summer with a 4-3 victory over Mountain Home (Ark.) at the Paragould, Ark., Tournament on Saturday. Ford and Sons (1-1) scored all four runs in the second inning with the help of a two-run home run by Ty Craft and several Mountain Home errors. Trevor Irwin had two of Cape's four hits and added an RBI...
Riverdogs notch win No. 1 in round-robin tournament (06/05/05)
The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs baseball team split two games in a round-robin event at Centralia, Ill., on Saturday. The Riverdogs had a one-run lead in the sixth inning but fell 5-4 to Centralia in the first game. The local squad then routed Jasper, Ind., 18-6 in five innings...
Caps breeze to sweep (06/05/05)
Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen isn't about to read too much into a three-game, season-opening domination by his team. Still, Bolen has liked what he's seen so far from the Capahas, who swept a doubleheader from the visiting Valmeyer (Ill.) Lakers Saturday afternoon, romping 10-5 and 12-1 in five innings...
FanSpeak 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
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Top pick struggles with new position (06/05/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Alex Barron, the St. Louis Rams' first-round pick, has hit the wall. Barron was primarily a left tackle at Florida State and is moving to the right side. That's one of his challenges. The other one, and the bigger one, is adjusting to life in the NFL...
Red Sox to revisit site of World Series triumph (06/05/05)
St. Louis will host Boston for a three-game series. ST. LOUIS -- It's June interleague baseball, not a World Series rematch. That's what the St. Louis Cardinals keep telling themselves. "It ain't the World Series anymore," Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen said. "Ain't no big deal anymore. Say we sweep them, what does that mean? Nothing."...
Redbirds survive slugfest, win 11-9 (06/05/05)
Cardinals pitcher Jason Marquis helped his own cause with a two-run home run. HOUSTON -- Facing the Cardinals' powerful lineup is a daunting task for any pitcher. Especially a rookie such as Wandy Rodriguez. Reggie Sanders hit a grand slam and pitcher Jason Marquis added a two-run homer during an eight-run third inning against Rodriguez, and the Cardinals held off the Houston Astros 11-9 Saturday...
Henin-Hardenne leaves Pierce in tears with 6-1, 6-1 thumping (06/05/05)
PARIS -- Grand Slam, indeed! Justine Henin-Hardenne slammed Mary Pierce grandly in the French Open final on Saturday, reducing the Frenchwoman to tears and an apology to fans after the most lopsided title match at Roland Garros in 17 years. Henin-Hardenne couldn't have played much better, or Pierce much worse, than they did in a 6-1, 6-1 drubbing that gave the Belgian her second French championship and fourth major trophy just months after she returned to tennis from a long layoff caused by an energy-draining blood virus and a knee injury.. ...
Toms uses ace to gain share of Memorial lead (06/05/05)
David Toms feared his 5-iron was headed for the back bunker on the par-3 fourth hole, so when it kissed off the pin and dropped into the cup for an ace, he figured Saturday might be his day at the Memorial. He wasn't the only guy who felt that way...
June is prime time of year for reeling in hungry bass (06/05/05)
Of all the periods of the year, the presummer period is when bass spend the most time actively feeding. In Southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and northwest Kentucky that period occurs in June. Water temperatures are from the mid 70's to low 80's, optimal for bass metabolism, growth and therefore feeding. As any bass angler will tell you, feeding bass are the easiest to catch...
Smith's feat among best in Southeast sports history (06/05/05)
Because he doesn't compete in the more high-profile sports of football or basketball, Miles Smith just might be flying a bit under the radar when it comes to recognition by area fans. That's a shame, because what the sophomore recently accomplished -- and the best still might be to come -- ranks in my eyes among the most impressive feats in the history of Southeast Missouri State athletics...
Sports digest 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
Central team camp changed to July 18 The Central High School football team camp first session originally scheduled to begin Monday has been postponed to July 18 through 21. The second session still is scheduled for July 25 through 29.
Sports briefs 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
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Beach basics (06/05/05)
NEW YORK -- When you're packing your beach bag, leave the stained T-shirt and fraying shorts at home. Pick out your best beach ensemble instead. Don't have a beach "ensemble" yet? It's time to get one, says Joe Zee, editor in chief of Vitals, a fashion magazine that alternates its focus on men and women each month. ¶ "If you really look at the way fashion designers have approached swimwear, it's as clothing," Zee observes...
Summertime style quick hits (06/05/05)
Want a head start on your summer look? Brad Johns, the creative director of the Avon Salon & Spa, says you should "beach" your hair. Beaching is gradual highlights that are lightest in the front and darker in the back, mimicking what really happens to hair when you're sunning yourself, Johns explains...
Retract your screen doors for better living (06/05/05)
Planning on adding a new screen door for your home? Or replacing an old one? Before you spend anywhere from $75 to possibly hundreds of dollars for a traditional framed and hinged "fixed" screen door, you may want to consider the latest innovation: retractable door screens...
Pining for the country (06/05/05)
If you are pining for a country home, then the house at 196 Pine Hills Lane in Jackson may be the perfect home for you. It's a simple country ranch-style home on three acres with some nice features. An open house is being held there today from 1 to 3 p.m...
Natchez Trace (06/05/05)
FRENCH CAMP, Miss. -- The meandering Natchez Trace winds through lush forests and expansive fields of yellow wildflowers, offering a serene escape from the beaten path. But it also offers a bridge to the past -- where bandits waited in the shadows and American Indians struggled to survive the advance of settlers, traders and soldiers...
Virginia Seabaugh (06/05/05)
Virginia A. Seabaugh, 94, formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral home in Cape Girardeau.
Danny Parr (06/05/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Danny Lynn Parr, 46, of Golconda, Ill., formerly of Marble Hill, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Ill. He was born Oct. 16, 1958, at St. Louis, son of William and Betty Cloninger Parr. He worked as a car dealer for several car companies...
Ruby Triplett (06/05/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruby Story Triplett, 83, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 29, 1922, at Sikeston, daughter of William and Etta Barnett Henley. She and Ray Story were married. He preceeded her in death...
Harry Helton Sr. (06/05/05)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Harry R. Helton Sr., 60, of Villa Ridge, formerly of Mound City, Ill., died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his home. Helton was born March 25, 1945, in Mound City, Ill., son of William Archie and Rose Rachael Smith Helton. He was a member of First Assembly Church of Canalou, Mo., and was a retired caregiver at Habcare Home Health Services in Sikeston, Mo...
Shirley Francis (06/05/05)
Shirley A. Francis of Springfield, Mo., died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Mercy-St. John's Health System in Springfield. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Groves (06/05/05)
THEBES, Ill. --Clyde Groves, 85, of Thebes died Friday, June 3, 2005, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Chloree Williams (06/05/05)
Chloree "C" Williams, 96, of Jackson joined her Heavenly Father Friday, June 3, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 17, 1908, at Rum Branch, daughter of Mayo C. and Naomi Tilley Strong. She and Earl Williams were married Feb. 12, 1931, in Jonesboro, Ill. He passed away March 13, 1970...
Viriginia Roche (06/05/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Virginia Fenwick Roche, 83, of Elmhurst, Ill., formerly of Perryville, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at her home. She was the daughter of Floyd and Octavia Fellows Fenwick. She graduated from Perryville High School in 1938 and was a homemaker...
Bessie LaPlante (06/05/05)
Bessie LaPlante, 94, of Fredericktown, Mo., died Friday, June 3, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 4, 1911, in Fredericktown, daughter of James and Susie Amelia O'Bannon McGraw. She and Thomas Perry LaPlante were married Dec. 19, 1936, in Fredericktown...
Suenell Freese (06/05/05)
Suenell Freese, 86, formerly of Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 6, 1918, in the Neelys Landing community, daughter of Willis Wissman and Willie Marie Noland Sams. She was a 1935 graduate of the former Fruitland High School. She and Clemens L. "Clem" Freese were married April 11, 1936, in Cape Girardeau. He passed away Jan. 16, 2003...
Proctor-Brewer (06/05/05)
Andrea Leigh Proctor and Tarlton Brewer were married Nov. 25, 2004, at Robert E. Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. The Rev. Jay Sanderford performed the ceremony. Paul Asplin of Arlington, Va., was harpist. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Proctor of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Brewer of Charlottesville...
Pierce-Sanford (06/05/05)
Melissa Rene`e Pierce and August Daniel Sanford were married May 7, 2005, in an outdoor cemetery in Benton, Mo. The Rev. Naamon Eaker performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Steve and Sherri Pierce of Cape Girardeau, and Roy and Shirley Sanford of Benton...
Lovelady-Durham (06/05/05)
Wendy Lovelady and Britt Durham exchanged vows April 9, 2005, at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo. Dr. Derek Staples performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Randy and Sheila Lovelady of Cape Girardeau, and Larry and Tamara Durham of Tupelo, Miss...
Meador-Barberis (06/05/05)
Krystal Gail Meador and David Howard Barberis II were married March 18, 2005, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. Jerry and Scarlett Meador of Delta are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of David and Pat Barberis of Dutchtown and Tom and Jeryl Kuehn of Jackson...
Crader-Leazenby (06/05/05)
Burfordville Baptist Church was the setting Sept. 25, 2004, for the wedding of Samantha Jo Crader and Joseph Riley Leazenby. Patrick Tankersley performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Randy and Martha Crader of Burfordville, and Doyle and Linda Leazenby of Marble Hill, Mo...
Cramer-Overstreet (06/05/05)
Jennifer Price Cramer and William Sparkman Overstreet were married April 2, 2005, at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C. The Revs. Chuck DeBardeleben and John Brearsley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna Cramer of Cummings, Ga., and Ronald Cramer of Clewiston, Fla. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Overstreet Jr. of Birmingham, Ala...
Mirly-Mroczkowski (06/05/05)
Holly Mirly and Jim Mroczkowski were united in marriage April 16, 2005, at Church of the Immacolata in St. Louis. The Rev. Robert Evans performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Tom and Terry Mirly of Jackson, and Jim and Dianna Mroczkowski of St. Louis...
Phillips-Whitticre (06/05/05)
Betty Phillips of Jackson announces the engagement of her daughter, Angela Kay Phillips, to Randy Joseph Whitticre. He is the son of Larry and Melinda Whitticre of Cape Girardeau. Phillips is a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in child development from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is employed at Kies Eye Center and at Domino's Pizza...
Smith-Greene (06/05/05)
Harry and Loida Springmeyer of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Springmeyer Smith of Woodstock, Ga., to Colin Ashford Greene. He is the son of David and Nancy Greene of Stone Mountain, Ga...
Drake-Ressel (06/05/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Carroll and Jane Drake of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Lynn Drake, to Robert Charles Ressel. He is the son of Robert and Betty Ressel of Kelso, Mo. Drake is a graduate of Sikeston High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher with Sikeston School District...
Horst-Jones (06/05/05)
Steven and Carol Horst of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Emily Horst, to Jason Michael Jones. He is the son of Steve and Patti Jones of Jackson. Horst is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004. She is employed at Procter & Gamble...
Eggimann-Scholz (06/05/05)
Brad and Shari Eggimann of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kylie Eggimann, to Floyd Scholz. He is the son of Marilyn Scholz of Jackson, formerly of Scott City, and the late Jerry Scholz. Eggimann received a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Specialized Office Services Inc...
Eggers-Morris (06/05/05)
J. Kent and Ann Eggers of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Alice Eggers, to Jeffrey Ray Morris, both of Jackson. He is the son of Myra Morris of Jackson and David Morris of Foley, Ala. Eggers is a 1999 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. She is enrolled in the radiologic technology program at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Jackson...
Metjes celebrate 50th anniversary (06/05/05)
Gary and Clodine Metje of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception May 29, 2005, at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 29, 1955, at Evangelical Church...
Police reports 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items Friday. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Joseph L. Myers, 26, 814 West St., Sikeston, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * A man was taken intop custody pending charges of driving while intoxicated...
Fire reports 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 7:50 p.m., illegal burn at Bloomfield and South Benton streets. * At 9:06 p.m., alarm at 630 N. Henderson Ave. * At 9:25 p.m., alarm at 2101 William St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
25 years ago: June 5, 1980 Despite a recent opinion by state Attorney General John Ashcroft, who said it is permissible for establishments holding restaurant-bar liquor licenses to sell package liquor on Sunday, the Cape Girardeau City Council moved last night to restrict such sales; the ordinance was taken up after it was learned that one restaurant-bar liquor license holder has been selling package liquor on Sundays and a local food store had applied for a similar license in order to begin Sunday package liquor sales.. ...
Planning for retirement (06/05/05)
Springfield News-Leader Americans don't understand the need to budget and save money. Since 1992, the country's savings rate has dropped from 7.2 percent to less than 2 percent. That's one of the unfortunate factors in the current debate over Social Security reform. ...
Remembering my father, Ronald Reagan (06/05/05)
Today marks the first anniversary of my father's death, and I will mark it by visiting the aircraft carrier that bears his name, USS Ronald Reagan, and lay a wreath in honor of my dad. As I get ready for that ceremony I think back over the past year and what I've learned as I traveled all across America on speaking engagements to different organizations and listened to thousands and thousands of my fellow Americans express their love and admiration for Ronald Reagan...
Policing death penalties (06/05/05)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Missouri Supreme Court has done a good job in recent years policing the excesses of the death penalty. ... But it hasn't been perfect, and the U.S. Supreme Court had to correct one of its mistakes this week. The high court set aside the death sentence of a south St. Louis County man who was shackled during his trial with leg irons, handcuffs and a belly chain...
A special thank you (06/05/05)
In the many efforts being made to beautify our communities and to get rid of accumulated litter, there are big projects and some anti-litter successes that receive little or no attention. Today we pay tribute to those industrious individuals -- many of them known only to themselves or a handful of family and neighbors -- who choose to pick up whatever litter they see simply because it is a good thing to do...
Speak Out 6/5/05 (06/05/05)
Should be prosecuted; Comparing tuition; Confusing blame; Not unintentional; Recommended reading; Stopping speeders; Protect the children
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