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Stories from Sunday, July 17, 2005

Chase starts in Cape, ends on Interstate 55 (07/17/05)
A high-speed chase that began on Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau ended in Scott County with the arrest of a 26-year-old Oran, Mo., man. According to Sgt. Larry Plunkett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, state troopers and Scott City police picked up the chase around 1:26 a.m. ...
Fire report 07/17/05 (07/17/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Friday: * At 5:38 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Broadway. * At 5:37 p .m., still alarm at 413 N. West End Blvd. * At 8:44 p.m. emergency medical service in the 2100 block of Brink Avenue...
Area officials favor new sex offender law (07/17/05)
The sheriff's departments in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties plan to post pictures of sex convicted sex offenders on the Internet once a new state law takes effect Aug. 28. Local law enforcement officials, prosecutors and victims' advocates welcome the law, which expressly allows law enforcement to include photos in posting online a list of sex offenders living in their communities...
Crossing the bridge (07/17/05)
For pastor Johnny Thomas, inspiration grew out of tragedy. In the fall of 2000 Thomas officiated the funeral of Jesus Sides, a young black man with a savior's name who was dead at 19 -- another casualty of what he saw as an increasingly violent and seemingly lost south-side community...
Dog breeders have their day at Cape show (07/17/05)
Some 700 canines from across the country came to compete at the Arena Building. The first year Jere Marder was married, she expected something special for Christmas. "I thought I was going to get a pair of diamond earrings," the Chicago woman said...
Government panel considers two-year budgets (07/17/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the last 40 years, Missouri government has operated on yearly budgets. It wasn't always the case, however, and from time to time it has been suggested that the time-consuming -- and often politically charged -- process of crafting a state spending plan might go more smoothly if Missouri returned to two-year budgets...
Archdiocese sends theology discussion group packing (07/17/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Archdiocese has closed its doors to a popular round-table discussion series on Catholic theology, forcing organizers to find a new home. Since the 2003-2004 school year, the Aquinas Institute had conducted the lunchtime lectures at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury, discussing issues ranging from the separation of various arms of the Christian faith to the controversies behind such popular culture as "The Da Vinci Code" and the "Left Behind" series...
State digest 07/17/05 (07/17/05)
Nixon sues over garbage sent to eBay bidders ST. LOUIS -- A Bethany, Mo., man is being sued by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon for allegedly sending garbage and even feces to eBay customers who thought they were bidding for new or slightly used clothing. ...
Eleven U.S. soldiers charged with assault (07/17/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Eleven American soldiers have been charged with violation of military law in connection with alleged assaults on suspected insurgents captured in the Baghdad area, the U.S. command announced Saturday. ...
UNESCO protects 17 more sites (07/17/05)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A war-wrecked bridge whose reconstruction raised hopes that Bosnia could rebuild a multiethnic society and biblical remains in Israel were among 17 cultural wonders added to the U.N. list of protected World Heritage Sites, officials said Saturday...
11-year-old faces felony charge for throwing rock (07/17/05)
FRESNO, Calif. -- An 11-year-old girl who threw a rock to defend herself as neighborhood boys pelted her with water balloons is being prosecuted on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Maribel Cuevas says she didn't mean to hurt the 9-year-old boy -- who acknowledged to officers that he started the fight in late April. ...
Bush gives clues about Supreme Court choice (07/17/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush gave the nation several clues Saturday about the person he will nominate for a seat on the Supreme Court, except for the most important one -- a name. In his weekly radio address, Bush said his eventual nominee will be a "fair-minded individual who represents the mainstream of American law and American values."...
Students suit up for prom with duct tape (07/17/05)
The Associated Press FORREST CITY, Ark. -- It took 25 rolls of duct tape and more than four weeks of work, but two high school students earned $2,500 college scholarships after donning formal wear made from the adhesive to their prom. Krystal Long and Casey Isringhouse, both 18, won the 2005 Stuck at Prom scholarship contest. The award goes to a couple who attends the prom dressed entirely in duct tape...
Deadly clots tied to birth control patch (07/17/05)
The manufacturer and the Food and Drug Administration maintain that the patch is as safe as the pill. Gingerly, Kathleen Thoren's family gathered around her in the intensive care unit, unable to speak to her or even stroke her hands. The slightest stimulation might create a fatal amount of pressure on the 25-year-old woman's swollen brain, warned the doctors...
Girl remembers many details of Idaho murders, kidnapping (07/17/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Eight-year-old Shasta Groene remembers the smallest details about the night her family was murdered and the six weeks that prosecutors say she spent with a registered sex offender. According to court records, Shasta remembered the brand of the hammer used to kill her family, the fact that some victims had their feet bound while others did not, and that the killer wore dark gloves. ...
Aging shuttle fleet could bring more delays (07/17/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Maybe NASA's managers still view the shuttle as the Cadillac of space technology, but they sometimes make it sound as if it were a cranky old Ford with a few too many miles on it. Deputy shuttle manager Wayne Hale says its recent on-again, off-again electronics problem "reminds me of an old truck I own."...
Man receives 'Potter' book early, returns it (07/17/05)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Talk about honest. A Santa Cruz man says he mistakenly received a copy of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" four days before its official release. And what did Thorin Brentmar do with the year's most anticipated book? Sell it on eBay? Lend it to friends? Read it one sitting? None of the above...
Search for evidence in London attacks widens (07/17/05)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Saturday that an "evil ideology" of Islamic extremism was bent on spreading terror through the West, and authorities on three continents widened investigations into the London terrorist bombings. The death toll rose to 55...
Hurricane Emily brushes Jamaica, aims for Yucatan (07/17/05)
BULL BAY, Jamaica -- Fishermen dragged skiffs to shore and workers raced to board up buildings Saturday as Hurricane Emily swept along the southern coast of Jamaica, packing winds of 155 mph and rain that could bring landslides and flooding. The Category 4 storm was on track to pass close to Grand Cayman Island before smashing into the Yucatan Peninsula, where Mexican officials prepared to evacuate tourists, on its way to the Gulf of Mexico and possibly southern Texas next week...
Israel arrests militants in West Bank (07/17/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops arrested more than 30 Palestinian militants in raids across the West Bank Saturday, while Egyptian officials prepared to travel to the Gaza Strip for talks aimed at ending a wave of violence that has left a 5-month-old Mideast truce in tatters...
Bombing at Iraqi gas station kills 54 (07/17/05)
By Robert H. Reid BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An insurgent suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body Saturday, triggering a huge explosion at a gas station near a mosque south of Baghdad and killing at least 54 people. The attack capped a string of three major bombings over the past four days that killed at least 120...
Cape beats Scott County Post 369, grabs No. 5 seed for district (07/17/05)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball team picked up its second district victory and avoided the No. 6 seed for this week's District 14 tournament by beating Scott County Post 369 (Medicap) 13-6 in a slugfest Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame...
Schmidt leads women in Capaha run (07/17/05)
The Jackson graduate was 19th overall among 106 runners in the 18th annual event. Two months removed from a high school track district championship, Rachel Schmidt of Jackson found herself crossing the finish line first again Saturday. Schmidt, who won a Class 4 district title in the 3,200 meters in mid-May to highlight her senior season, went a little bit longer distance Saturday and was the first woman across the finish line in the 18th annual Capaha Classic in Cape Girardeau...
Gordon suffering through worst season of his career (07/17/05)
He currently stands 15th in the points race. LOUDON, N.H. -- Jeff Gordon is in the midst of his worst season, and hardly has the look of a contender for NASCAR's Nextel Cup championship. But he isn't seeking a scapegoat, and if he were it wouldn't be crew chief Robbie Loomis. One of the most common remedies for problems in NASCAR is to fire the man responsible for setting up a failing car. Gordon has no intention of doing that...
Ogden wins Publinx title (07/17/05)
Clay Ogden, who beat Michelle Wie in the quarterfinals of the U.S. men's Public Links Championship, won the title with a 1-up victory over Martin Ureta. Ogden, a junior at Brigham Young, earned the invitation to next April's Masters. Ogden and Ureta, a junior at North Carolina, both earned exemptions into this year's U.S. Amateur...
Armstrong reacts to attack by extending lead to 1-41 (07/17/05)
AX-3 DOMAINES, France -- As the Pyrenean peak loomed, the assault for which Lance Armstrong was bracing finally came. Here, the six-time champion knew, was a Tour de France moment of truth. "It's scary," he admitted later. Armstrong's pink-shirted rivals from the German T-Mobile squad raced into the steep ascent at full pelt. The tactic was simple: Isolate Armstrong by riding so hard that his teammates would be unable to stay with the pace...
Australian walks away with $7.5 million prize (07/17/05)
Hachem outlasted another World Series rookie at the final table. LAS VEGAS -- The sun set, the sun rose and still they played, caution trumping bravery, adrenaline fighting off fatigue, rare moments of drama breaking through the tedium, the chip lead shifting for nearly 14 hours at the 36th World Series of Poker -- the longest final table in tournament history for the richest prize...
Tiger leads, but hunt is on (07/17/05)
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Tiger Woods hit the ball so hard that he felt the shaft in his putter flex ever so slightly. Standing 50 paces away on the 18th green, his caddie removed the flag, backed away from the cup, then turned and raised his fist in a rare celebration Saturday at the British Open...
St. Louis delivers another blow to Houston (07/17/05)
Marquis picked up his first win since June 10. ST. LOUIS -- Not even Roy Oswalt could put an end to the St. Louis Cardinals' dominance over the Houston Astros. Oswalt entered Saturday's game in St. Louis having won his last six starts, allowing only five runs. But he gave up a three-run homer to Larry Walker and four runs overall in a 4-2 loss to Jason Marquis and the Cardinals...
Growing native plants good for environment (07/17/05)
Gardening ranks right after fishing and hunting as the third-most popular outdoor activity Missourians enjoy. Apparently, Show-Me Staters like to get their fingernails dirty. Did you know you can pursue this hobby and help Missouri's environment at the same time? It's called "Growing Native."...
Brookman wins on Ohio River (07/17/05)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Gordon Brookman of Cape Girardeau won the Bassbusters Of Southeast Missouri Bass Fishing Tournament on July 9 on the Ohio River near Galconda, Ill. Brookman caught his five-fish limit by split-shooting soft plastic baits in the creeks not far from the launch site. The fish were holding on wood cover in 6 to 8 feet of water near the channel dropoff...
Capahas didn't play down to weak regional field (07/17/05)
It might very well have been the weakest field since the Plaza Tire Capahas began hosting the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional in 1991. And that caused a rash of blowouts, as only one of the six games was decided by less than 10 runs, meaning that area fans really didn't get to witness much exciting baseball...
Corrections 7/17/05 (07/17/05)
n An article in the July 7 edition incorrectly stated the Scott County American Legion junior baseball team is a first-year program. The senior division team is in its first year. The junior level team had won the 2004 District 14 championship. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Sports briefs 7/17/05 (07/17/05)
Kirbys team with Tewis, Kozisek for victory...
Michigan's Upper Peninsula (07/17/05)
By John Fleshler PARADISE, Mich. -- You hear them long before you see them. From a distance, they sound like a steady breeze stirring the treetops. But tread closer along the leaf-strewn path, and the roar of water, cascading over cliffs or dashing down steplike drop-offs, becomes unmistakable...
Fun on a budget (07/17/05)
HOUSTON -- In the sprawling expanse of the nation's fourth largest city, you don't need a bank account the size of Houston native Beyonce's to have a good time. There's lots of Texas-sized fun to be had for less than $20. But before you go, there are two things to know: No. 1, rent a car -- it's the only logical way to navigate a metropolitan area that's larger than Rhode Island. And No. 2, pack your shorts to combat the 90-plus degree summer temperatures coupled with stifling humidity...
Protect your home from vacation thievery (07/17/05)
Your family vacation needn't be a coming home party for burglars. While you cruise the highways, hoodlums may patrol your neighborhood streets for homes that look dark and unlived in. Before you load the car with belongings, take time to protect the items you leave behind...
Getting their green thumbs (07/17/05)
Some area gardening enthusiasts have planted more than just vegetable seeds in their summer gardens. They're cultivating the love of gardening among children. In Jackson, Verla Carr, Dan Triller, and other master gardeners oversee a group of children ages five to 10 who tend three "square foot" gardens at Litz Park...
Charles Johnson (07/17/05)
Charles E. Johnson, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 23, 1918, at Blodgett, Mo., son of George and Gertrude Peel Johnson. Johnson had been a truck driver with ABF, Kimbel Freight Lines, and Delta Motor Lines. He was a member of Teamsters Local 574, VFW Post 3838, Elks Lodge 639 and Eagles Aerie 3775...
Bill Snell (07/17/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- William "Bill" Snell, 75, of Jonesboro died Friday, July 15, 2005 at his daughter's home in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Wetaug, Ill., son of James and Grace Keller Snell. He was a retired first mate on the river, worked in construction for many years and was a retired farmer...
Janet Trickey (07/17/05)
Janet Joann Trickey, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 15, 2005, at her home. She was born Aug. 11, 1950, in St. Louis, daughter of Joseph E. and Thelma M. Bailey McCarter. She was employed as a salesclerk by Frank Stinnett Produce from 1983 to 2001...
Bud Mueller (07/17/05)
FESTUS, Mo. -- Marvin George "Bud" Mueller, 70, of Festus died Saturday, July 16, 2005. Mueller was born June 23, 1935 in Altenburg, Mo. He worked in highway maintenance for the Missouri Department of Transportation. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Bourbon, Mo., Elks Lodge 1721 and the Mississippi River Eagles 434...
Anna Rhodes (07/17/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Anna Ellen Rhodes, 98, of Anna died at noon Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. She was born Dec. 24, 1906, daughter of William Thomas and Fannie Simpson Rhodes. She attended Tunnel Hill School and earned a teacher's certificate from Southern Illinois Normal University in 1928. In 1955, she earned a bachelor's degree in education from the College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif...
Ginny Miget (07/17/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Virginia "Ginny" Miget, 77, of Perryville died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born March 26, 1928, in Perry County, daughter of Alvin and Frieda Schuessler Magwitz. She and Charles F. Miget were marrried May 5, 1951; he died Oct. 26, 1996...
Births 7/17/05 (07/17/05)
Trainor; Klipfel; Allred; Jackson; Brockes; Anderson
Richmond-Nanney (07/17/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Leslie Marie Richmond and Matthew Ryan Nanney were married April 23, 2005, at the United Methodist Church. Mike Eighmy performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mark and Pamela Richmond of Advance, and Don and Kathy Nanney of Leopold, Mo...
Vance-McCormick (07/17/05)
Courtney Marie Vance and Chad Christopher McCormick exchanged vows June 18, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the groom's parents. Michael Kelpe performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Doug and Susie Stallings of Jackson and Claude Vance of Marble Hill, Mo. The groom is the son of Mark and Sherry McCormick of Marble Hill...
Biri-Crowell (07/17/05)
Theresa Ann Biri and Joshua Brandon Crowell exchanged wedding vows May 14, 2005, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. The Rev. Brad Modde of St. Louis, cousin of the bride, performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux and Diann Daume, and soloist was Brandon Hahs of Cape Girardeau...
Seyer-Schaefer (07/17/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kerri Michelle Seyer and Quinton D. Schaefer were married April 9, 2005, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Lector was Bethany Kirchhoff of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride. Communion minister was David Lape of Chaffee. Giftbearers were Marvin and Anna Marie LeGrand of Chaffee, godparents of the bride...
Pattengill-Lefler (07/17/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Linda Pattengill and Danny Dale Lefler were married June 25, 2005, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Adams performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jeanette Hartlein. Vocalists were Danielle Lefler, daughter of the groom, and Donielle Howell, niece of the bride...
Mansfield-Barrows (07/17/05)
Mary Mansfield of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Terra Mansfield, to Christopher Barrows. He is the son of Tom and Debbie Barrows of Cape Girardeau. Mansfield attended Jackson High School. She is employed at Neurologic Associates in Cape Girardeau...
Pyka-Deimund (07/17/05)
Robert and Carol Pyka of Grand Rapids, Mich., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Anne Pyka of Edwards, Colo., to Chandler Ray Deimund of Avon, Colo. He is the son of Rodger and Linda Deimund of Cape Girardeau. Pyka received a degree in international business from the University of Ohio at Dayton. She is a PGA golf professional with the Club at Cordillera in Edwards...
Cutright- Sadler (07/17/05)
Janet Caines of Millersville announces the engagement of her daughter, Christina Michelle Cutright, to Nathan Andrew Sadler. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sadler of Cape Girardeau. Cutright attended Jackson High School. She is employed at Rhodes 101 Stop...
Lancaster-Rhodes (07/17/05)
David and Cynthia Lancaster of Malden, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Lancaster of Cape Girardeau, to Allen Michael Rhodes. He is the son of Lawrence and Brenda Rhodes of Whitewater. Lancaster is a 2003 graduate of Malden High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2007...
Kimbel-Alton (07/17/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kimbel of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Quentilla Ann Kimbel, to Bradley Trevor Alton of Roodepoort, South Africa. Kimbel received a bachelor of science degree in recreation from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004...
Gremaud-Basler (07/17/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joe and Judy Gremaud of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren K. Gremaud, to Jeffrey A. Basler. He is the son of David and Cyndi Basler of Farmington, Mo. Gremaud received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003...
Kempf- Lincoln (07/17/05)
Hank and Lisa Kempf of St. Charles, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Kempf, to Dane Lincoln. He is the son of Doug and Denise Lincoln of Cape Girardeau. Kempf received an associate of arts degree in 2005, and will be majoring in mass communications at Southeast Missouri State University this fall...
Police reports 7/17/05 (07/17/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 7/17/05 (07/17/05)
25 years ago: July 17, 1980 Police are attempting to find an elderly Cape Girardeau woman, missing for a week, whose home and car trunk were discovered to contain bloodstains; a 16-year-old boy, who was seen driving the woman's car, is in custody. The relentless July heat wave that has blanketed the area has kept residents inside seeking relief from 100-plus temperatures, and it's forcing a summer tradition inside, too; commencement exercises at Southeast Missouri State University will be held in air-conditioned Academic Hall Saturday evening, rather than on the terraces east of Academic.. ...
Jackson zoning (07/17/05)
Zoning ordinances and building codes have been used by municipalities for decades to regulate development and construction in ways that protect the general interests of the public. Sometimes, developers, builders and property owners complain about the codes, but reputable businesses involved in those activities do their best to adhere to them since whatever they do will be inspected by city officials...
Aunt Dell cooked from scratch (07/17/05)
To the editor: In response to Dell Smith death notice: Ward's Cafe was a landmark in Lutesville, Mo. I spent many hours working in the kitchen and behind the small counter after dinner hours while Aunt Dell and Uncle Bufe left early when his station next door closed. Gene, their son, was in the Army at that time, and I was attending Lutesville High School (1946-48)...
Emerson voted against PBS funding (07/17/05)
To the editor: Before the U.S. House of Representatives voted on funding for PBS, I contacted U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson to let her know that I wanted her to vote for funding public television and radio. I just received her reply, which I appreciate. Her letter was confusing, lauding the fact that the House voted to not cut funding for PBS. ...
Speak Out 7/17/05 (07/17/05)
Lax enforcement; Wipers on, lights on; Sidewalk concerns; Party aftermath; Harboring fugitives; Background checks; Misplaced criticism; Tax cuts boost economy; No retaliation
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