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Stories from Sunday, June 19, 2005

Last salute to a soldier (06/19/05)
The death of a Southern Illinois guardsman united the region Saturday. ANNA, Ill. -- The body of Sgt. Brian Romines left the Anna Heights Baptist Church to the sound of bagpipes playing "Amazing Grace." The slain soldier's body arrived at its final resting place in Anna City Cemetery to a sound the 20-year-old loved in life -- the rumbling of dozens of motorcycle engines...
Renaissance fair goes by the books at library (06/19/05)
"Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds," the 2005 summer reading theme for the Cape Girardeau Public Library, was played out by patrons and volunteers Saturday during a Renaissance fair. A steady flow of area residents, numbering about 60 at any given time, were entertained by staff and volunteers in period costumes...
Senior trip abroad raises safety issues (06/19/05)
Disappearance of teen in Aruba makes parents of local high schoolers wary about trip to Cancun. The recent disappearance of an Alabama teenager on a school trip in Aruba definitely gave Cape Girardeau parent Debbie Browne second thoughts about letting her own daughter travel outside the country...
Scott City budget focuses on cleanup, police, raises (06/19/05)
The Scott City Council is expected to vote at its Monday meeting on the city's 2005-2006 budget -- a budget that, despite one large special expense, city officials call healthy. City administrator Ron Eskew said the proposed budget contains about $2.8 million in revenue and $2.6 million in expenses, allowing the city to continue its attempts to build a year's worth of reserve funds by adding $200,000...
Pope Benedict's style begins to emerge (06/19/05)
VATICAN CITY -- The papal persona of Benedict XVI is beginning to take shape, and it's taking many by surprise. Since his election April 19, a new, warm and smiling Benedict has emerged. He rides standing and waving in open vehicles, willingly has his picture taken donning a Hawaiian lei or a firefighters' helmet, and at a recent public audience spoke to an apparently terminally ill nun on a cell phone. ...
Jacksons hold party; Michael a no-show (06/19/05)
SANTA YNEZ, Calif. -- Michael Jackson's family and fans -- and at least one of the jurors who acquitted him of child molestation -- gathered Friday night for a huge party that was billed as a celebration of thanks. ...
Perspectives on Father's Day -- four men and their babies (06/19/05)
Editor's note: Four staff members of the Southeast Missourian who are fathers reflect on what the holiday means to them...
Archie Maglone (06/19/05)
Archie C. Maglone, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons.
Club news 6/19/05 (06/19/05)
High-Noon Toastmasters Club; Hobbs Chapel UMW; Roberts Homemakers; Kage FCE; Town & Country FCE; St. Vincent CCW
America's fathers juggle their jobs and their families (06/19/05)
On the eve of Fathers Day 2005, a new report found one in four fathers spend less than two hours a day with their kids after work, a sad reminder of just how corrosive many workplaces in America have become to family life. While a part of the explanation, no doubt, lies with misplaced personal priorities, employers share blame in fostering work environments that are bad for married and unmarried workers alike...
School funding (06/19/05)
St. Joseph News-Press The Missouri chapter of the National Education Association opened a frontal assault on Missouri's new Foundation Formula even before the ink dried on the new legislation. The state teacher union charged that the formula would redistribute Proposition C money in a way that will hurt 290 of the state's 524 school districts, the Associated Press reported earlier this month. ...
Diverse judge set to lead Missouri Supreme Court (06/19/05)
Michael Wolff, who has run for state office, taught in law school and been a reporter, gets new job. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Judge Michael Wolff arguably possesses the most diverse professional background on the Missouri Supreme Court. His job history includes a stint as a reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper, more than 20 years as a law school professor, two runs for statewide political office and serving as a top gubernatorial advisor. ...
Illinois officials ready to fight for jobs targeted by Pentagon (06/19/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Springfield's mayor envisions thousands of people waving signs and flags in a show of support for the 183rd Fighter Wing on Monday when a member of the federal base closings commission tours the local Air National Guard base. "This will be a very important day for the economic well-being of Springfield," Mayor Timothy Davlin said, well aware that appealing to the commission may be the base's best hope for keeping 163 positions that the Pentagon wants to move to Indiana...
Parents cleared in child's death (06/19/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- An Alba couple whose 8-year-old foster child was fatally shot by their teenage son in a game of cops and robbers will not face any charges. Jasper County Prosecutor Dean Dankelson said Friday there was no evidence that Mark and Treva Gordon had knowingly endangered their foster child's welfare...
Pigeons attract attention for their midair flips and rolls (06/19/05)
VILLA RIDGE, Mo. -- High in the air, the pigeons dance. They fly in figure eights and turn backward somersaults. As they fall through the sky, they somersault again and again. They are spinning balls of feathers. Then each one pulls out of its fall, flies skyward and repeats the maneuver...
Molester's record dates to 1970 (06/19/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite being arrested at least nine times for molesting boys, Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller managed to avoid lengthy prison terms, coach Little League, move in with another convicted sex offender -- and be named by authorities as one of the most prolific child molesters in history...
America's love of SUVs leads to gargantuan limos that seat 20 (06/19/05)
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- In a society where bigger is better, the latest limousine is in a category all its own. The gargantuan Hummer H2 is more than 30 feet long and can seat about 20 people, dwarfing classic limo models. The massive machines are all the rage, from the Viper Room nightclub in Los Angeles to the Salt Water Grille in South Portland...
Israelis, Palestinians need to coordinate Gaza withdrawal (06/19/05)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Time is running out for Palestinians and Israelis to resolve differences over a planned withdrawal of Jewish settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday. Despite public pledges of cooperation, each side has a list of complaints about the other's will or ability to carry off the mid-August pullout...
Iran run-off vote Friday to include Tehran mayor (06/19/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Tehran's arch-conservative mayor capped a stunning political rise Saturday to claim second place in Iran's presidential race and face one of the nation's most famous statesmen in a head-to-head vote. Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- a 49-year-old former student radical backed by Iran's ruling clerics and their military guardians -- was considered a long-shot challenger in Friday's election. ...
Rally staged in Azerbaijan's capital (06/19/05)
BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Thousands of demonstrators chanting "Freedom" and carrying portraits of President Bush marched across Azerbaijan's capital Saturday, demanding the resignation of the government and free parliamentary elections -- in the biggest protest in years...
U.S., Iraqi forces launch border battle (06/19/05)
At least 50 insurgents have been killed during two days of fighting near the Syrian border. KARABILAH, Iraq -- Helicopter gunships and fighter jets streaked across the desert sky Saturday as American and Iraqi forces battled insurgents near the Syrian border, killing at least 50 militants in two massive offensives to stanch the flow of foreign fighters from Iraq's western neighbor...
Central hires Shirrell to lead Tigers (06/19/05)
The Central graduate will take over a struggling girls basketball program. The past two seasons Central's girls basketball team has struggled to be competitive while fielding a largely young and inexperienced group. The Tigers' struggles were punctuated by a 59-19 loss to Poplar Bluff to end their season, a game in which Central trailed 33-1 at halftime. Central finished the season 5-22 and is 11-41 over the past two seasons...
Jackson Sr. Babe Ruth wins (06/19/05)
Jackson's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team won a sloppy game at Caledonia on Saturday 23-10. Jackson (14-4) had 13 hits and took advantage of 14 Caledonia walks. Brandon Stearns led Jackson with four hits. Brett Groening and Ryan Watkins had two hits apiece...
FanSpeak 6/19/05 (06/19/05)
Bring back steroids?; A reason for multiplier; Difference between A and B; Bombers fan; Bad review
Memorable Night of Gold has its silver anniversary (06/19/05)
Swimmers and key figures in the conception of Cape Girardeau Municipal Pool commemorated the 25-year anniversary. It was a first for the city of Cape Girardeau at the time, a joint city-school board project. Now, 25 years later, the Cape Girardeau Municipal Pool is still going strong as current and former Gator swim team members, along with several people prominent in the pool's conception and history, gathered Saturday at the pool to celebrate its first quarter-century...
Riverdogs finally bite Caps (06/19/05)
In salvaging the second game of a doubleheader, the 'Dogs collected their first win over the Capahas in 18 tries. The Riverdogs were somewhat disappointed that they didn't sweep Saturday's doubleheader at Capaha Field -- because they very easily could have...
Edwards wins Busch race (06/19/05)
The Associated Press SPARTA, Ky. -- Carl Edwards raced to his third NASCAR Busch Series victory of the year Saturday night, passing Martin Truex Jr. with a little more than lap to go in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Edwards, who won the Nextel Cup event last Sunday at Pocono after missing the rain-delayed Busch Series race in Tennessee, worked his way back to the front of the field after dropping to ninth with a four-tire stop with 31 laps left...
Creamer chases second win at Rochester (06/19/05)
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Teenager Paula Creamer moved closer to her second victory in a month, shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Mexico's Lorena Ochoa after three rounds of the Rochester LPGA. The 18-year-old Creamer strung together three straight birdies from Nos. 15-17 to move to 10-under 206. The 23-year-old Ochoa, the second-round leader and a two-time winner last year, managed an even-par round at the Locust Hill course...
Spurs' Popovich tries to lighten up his team (06/19/05)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- To keep the mood light Saturday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich showed a clip from the 1979 Maine high school basketball championship game starring assistant coach Brett Brown in all his short shorts glory. His intent was to keep his players' minds off the debacle of their last game, a 31-point loss to the Detroit Pistons in Game 4 that evened the NBA Finals at two games apiece. ...
Redbirds hoist La Russa to No. 4 on career wins list (06/19/05)
St. Louis upped its lead to 8 1/2 games with a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tony La Russa is focused on trying to take the Cardinals back to the World Series, not any personal milestones he could be in line to pass along the way...
The two-time champion holds a three-shot lead (06/19/05)
PINEHURST, N.C. -- This might seem hard to believe, but Retief Goosen can get ruffled. Kids keeping him awake at night. Someone who cuts him off on the highway. The dog barking next door. Put him under the most grueling pressure in golf at the U.S. Open, though, and he hardly blinks...
Texas relegates Big 12 rival Baylor to elimination game (06/19/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Texas snapped a four-game losing streak to Big 12 rival Baylor on Saturday night, getting seven strong innings from pitcher Adrian Alaniz and a two-run homer by Seth Johnston in a 5-1 victory over the Bears in the College World Series...
Niswonger wins Bassbusters event at Lake of Egypt (06/19/05)
Eric Niswonger of Cape Girardeau won the Bassbusters of Southeast Missouri bass fishing tournament on June 12 at Lake of Egypt in Southern Illinois. Niswonger reported catching more than 40 bass on his SUMO frog topwater bait and took his best five to the weigh in. He concentrated on the edges of grass mats from the main lake all the way into the pockets...
Mighty Mississippi can be mighty good for catching catfish (06/19/05)
Southeast Missouri catfish anglers have no shortage of places to wet their lines. Ponds, lakes and streams all are great places to catch a mess of fish. But for those seeking catfish, there is one great fishing spot frequently overlooked -- the Mississippi River...
Smith is still on track for more accomplishments (06/19/05)
The Miles Smith track and field machine keeps rolling along. Smith, Southeast Missouri State's sensational 400-meter runner, capped his brilliant sophomore season last Saturday by winning All-America honors with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif...
Classic beauty (06/19/05)
Just as there are women who are classic beauties, there are homes that are classic beauties. The house at 1736 El Rio Drive in Cape Girardeau is the Grace Kelly of homes -- classic in its beauty and perfection...
Trainers advise rookies how to get a horse on its best behavior (06/19/05)
Those who believe they have found the secret to relieving stress are the same folks who believe the world is divided into two categories of people: horse people and non-horse people. Only a horse person could find relaxation in grooming a huge animal, hauling feed and hay and shoveling out its stall. But then again, these are the people who say that the key to relaxation is focusing your attention on the needs of a horse and forgetting the rest of the world for a while...
Florida tourism industry flying high this summer (06/19/05)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Just as the summer vacation season kicks off, virtually every tourism indicator is going up in Florida -- from hotel occupancy and room rates to the number of visitors. That's especially welcome news to the tourism industry here, which had concerns that last summer's hurricanes might scare away this summer's visitors...
Girls' getaway (06/19/05)
LOS ANGELES -- When I began planning a California road trip with my best girlfriend, I had Hollywood snapshots in my mind, something like "Sideways" meets "Thelma and Louise." Two women take off in a convertible, leaving their men behind in New York, for a week of coastal driving, wine-tasting and superb eating. Our boyfriends were unnerved by the cinematic inspiration...
Replacing home's windows takes some instruction (06/19/05)
With 35 million windows set to be replaced in homes this year, those who think the tradeout is as simple as a few minutes to plunk the same size window into an existing hole sealed with a bead of caulk, had best think again. The switcheroo is far more complicated, and if not done right, you set your home up for water and air leaks and generally poor window performance...
LaDonna Phelps (06/19/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- LaDonna Jo Phelps, 56, of Jupiter, formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Jupiter Medical Center. Arrangements with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City are incomplete at this time.
Jack Odom (06/19/05)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Jack Duane Odom, 52, of McClure, formerly of Marion and Murphysboro, Ill. died Monday, May 30, 2005, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was born July 13, 1952, at Green Bay, Wis., son of Jackson DeForest Odom and Mary Caroline Hastings Odom...
Marshall-Crouch (06/19/05)
Jessica Marie Marshall and Jarred Michael Crouch were married May 7, 2005, at the Birk family farm in Jackson. Ann Mowery and Tom Gross performed the ceremony. Rick and Gina Marshall of St. Louis are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mike and Cheryl Crouch of Jackson...
Dean-Hoell (06/19/05)
Donald and Carol Dean of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lillian Marie Dean, to Stephen Louis Hoell. He is the son of Robert and Gail Hoell of Fulton, Mo. Dean received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and religious studies from Westminster College at Fulton in 2004. She is pursuing a master's of education in elementary school counseling...
Wiseman-Epps (06/19/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bridget Nicole Wiseman and Glenn Ray Epps III announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Tim and Annette Wiseman of Leopold, Mo., and Ken and Tonya Brewer of Advance. Epps is the son of Glenn and Julie Epps of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Burton- Hager (06/19/05)
Gene Burton and Grace Burton of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Renee Burton, to Christopher James Hager. He is the son of James Hager and Elizabeth Hager of Cape Girardeau. Burton is a 1998 graduate of Central High School. She is a cashier at Save-A-Lot...
Allgood-Hendrix (06/19/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allgood of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Elisabeth Allgood, to Toby Ryan Hendrix. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hendrix of Jackson. Allgood attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is assistant manager at Barnes & Noble Booksellers...
James- Blattner (06/19/05)
David James and Debra James of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan James, to Brandon Blattner. He is the son of Ty Blattner and Lori Blattner of Cape Girardeau. Blattner is employed at Blattner Steel. A Sept. 3 wedding is planned...
Jansen- Stroehlein (06/19/05)
Kenneth and Carolyn Jansen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Jane Jansen, to Jason Michael Stroehlein, both of Carbondale, Colo. He is the son of Roger and Debbie Stroehlein of Cobden, Ill. Jansen is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed by Roaring Forks Family Physicians in Carbondale...
White-Smith (06/19/05)
M.G. and Sandra Cook of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda Kay White, to John Franklin Smith. He is the son of John and Gladys Smith of Scott City. White is also the daughter of the late Ronald White. White is a 1995 graduate of Scott City High School. She is employed at Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau...
Roberts married 65 years (06/19/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Roberts of Oran celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 12 at Cedar Street in Cape Girardeau. Roberts and Pearl Lillie Weaver were married June 12, 1940, at Jaywye, Mo., by George W. Roberts, father of Louis...
Grojeans mark 50th event (06/19/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Grojean of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner May 22, 2005, at Drury Lodge. Hosts were their children and spouses: Karen and Daniel Welker, Linda and Victor Farrow of Cape Girardeau, Richard and Laurie Grojean of Chesterfield, Mo., and Stephen and Michelle Grojean of St. Charles, Mo...
Fire reports 6/19/05 (06/19/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 12:12 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of West Lorimier Street. * At 9:32 a.m., emergency medical service at 2400 Brookwood Drive. * At 11:25 a.m., emergency medical service at 2100 Chesapeake Ave...
Police reports 6/19/05 (06/19/05)
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Out of the past 6/19/05 (06/19/05)
25 years ago: June 19, 1980 A proposed municipal budget of $10.2 million for the coming fiscal year has been presented to the Cape Girardeau City Council by city manager W.G. Lawley; the budget is more than $2 million less than the fiscal 1979-80 budget...
Farm stories (06/19/05)
As recent stories in the Southeast Missourian have shown, farming is still important to this area as Cape Girardeau and surrounding communities continue to thrive as the biggest commercial, medical, industrial and educational center between St. Louis and Memphis...
Speak Out 6/19/05 (06/19/05)
Meeting etiquette; Not a hate crime; Not fully funded; Power of persuasion; More important
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