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Stories from Sunday, August 7, 2005

Bullish on bison (08/07/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Buffalo roam the pastures and hills of an 800-acre farm near this Southern Illinois town. The massive, shaggy animals are kept in check by a 7,000-volt electric fence. A wooden fence wouldn't hold them. On the open range, they would meander across 600 acres in a day. But there are no Great Plains in Southern Illinois...
Show house fund-raising idea offers spotlight for area interior (08/07/05)
The Southeast Missouri Hospital Auxiliary and Southeast Missouri State University's Interior Design Program have joined forces to bring to the area a unique approach to home decorating. The Designer ShowHouse of Ideas is the brainchild of Marge Sullivan, director of volunteer services at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Sullivan said she has been involved with fund-raising show houses in metropolitan areas, but this is the first time it has been done in Southeast Missouri...
Officials lobbied to get more East Main funds (08/07/05)
Critics of the federal bill said the interchange highlights two problems with the program. When local officials lobbied for federal help to build a new Interstate 55 interchange, they knew that a practical road project involved more than just new exit ramps...
Familiar faces, shared memories Central's graduates from the 1960s (08/07/05)
This year's Central High School class reunion 1960 to 1970 was a bittersweet experience for Martha Hamilton. Hamilton, a 1968 graduate whose maiden name is Gill, and her husband Tom, a class of 1965 graduate and her high school sweetheart, had Martha's sister Laura Whitaker on their mind, as did many of their friends...
Fire report 08/07/05 (08/07/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 12:06 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 4:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Sycamore Circle. * At 5:08 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Aspen Drive...
Federal courthouse exterior to be finished by January (08/07/05)
The new $50 million federal courthouse is a tad behind schedule, and there have been a few bumps. But, all in all, Jim Snedegar says the project is "steaming forward. No doubt about that." Snedegar, the federal courthouse project construction manager for the General Services Administration, says that the building's exterior should be done by January and should be completely finished by fall 2006...
Latin lovers flock to Missouri for national convention (08/07/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Latin, the dead tongue? Hardly. Just ask members of the National Junior Classical League, which for more than 50 years has preached a love of the classical language among American teens and their teachers. The league now has 50,000 members nationwide, nearly 2,000 of whom gathered last week on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus for an intense spell of academic competitions, pep rallies, mythology-themed costume pageants and Olympic-inspired athletic contests...
Judge dismisses stealing charges against deputy (08/07/05)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Charges have been dismissed against a Madison County deputy accused of stealing from police evidence lockers. Madison County judge on Friday dismissed charges against Faron Guinn, 42, of Fredericktown, because of lack of evidence...
O'Fallon fires police chief (08/07/05)
O'FALLON, Mo.-- The police chief of this St. Louis suburb has been fired over accusations that he violated police policy. Peter Cantwell, one of two city aldermen to vote against dismissing Steven Talbott, said the police chief came under fire for alleged improprieties involving the investigation of a drug overdose death at the home of former state representative Don Kissell and for problems with a towing company contract. ...
Amtrak train hits dump truck in California, injuring 20 (08/07/05)
SOMIS, Calif. -- An Amtrak train collided with a dump truck crossing the tracks in southern California, injuring 20 people, two of them seriously, officials said. It was the second collision between an Amtrak train and a dump truck in the country this week. The two occupants in the dump truck Friday were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, said Joe Luna, a Ventura County Fire Department spokesman. Their conditions were not immediately available...
March honors anniversary of Voting Rights Act (08/07/05)
ATLANTA -- Demonstrators streamed down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive chanting, singing and marching on Saturday in support of extending the 40-year-old Voting Rights Act. Organizers hope the "Keep the Vote Alive" march will pressure Congress to extend key provisions of the landmark law, which expires in 2007...
Discovery and crew headed home after undocking from space station (08/07/05)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- With the most anxiety-ridden part of their flight still to come, shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven set off for home Saturday after leaving the international space station. Monday's planned predawn re-entry will be the first by a space shuttle since Columbia's catastrophic descent 2 1/2 years ago...
Anti-nuclear activists in Japan, U.S. rally on anniversary (08/07/05)
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- At the birthplace of the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago, survivors of those blasts joined with hundreds of people Saturday in support of a global ban on nuclear weapons. "No more Hiroshimas. No more Nagasakis," bombing survivor Koji Ueda of Tokyo said in a written statement translated into English and distributed at the rally. ...
British police charge first London bombings suspect (08/07/05)
LONDON -- London police on Saturday charged Yassin Hassan Omar, 24, in the failed July 21 attacks with conspiracy to murder and possession of explosives -- the first charges to be laid in Britain against any of the would-be bombers. The Metropolitan Police said he was charged with conspiring "with others un-known to murder passengers on the transport for London system."...
Legal notice mistake costs woman $3,300 and a kitten (08/07/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kris Bryan couldn't believe it when she came home and saw strangers taking all of her stuff -- including her 7-week-old kitten. A legal notice in the Lawrence Journal-World for unclaimed property mistakenly listed Bryan's address. The notice said the items would be thrown out if they weren't picked up from the apartment...
Tunisian plane plunges into Mediterranean Sea (08/07/05)
The Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily -- A Tunis-ian airliner that reportedly lost engine power Saturday plunged into the Mediterranean while trying to make an emergency landing in Sicily, and at least 13 people were killed, officials said. At least three of the 39 people on board were missing...
Rescuers free Russian sub; sailors alive (08/07/05)
A remote-controlled vessel cut away the cables that had snarled the sub 625 feet down. PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia -- Seven crew members aboard a Russian mini-submarine trapped for three days beneath the Pacific Ocean were pulled to safety Sunday after a British remote-controlled vehicle cut away the undersea cables that had snarled it, Russian naval officials said...
Iran rejects proposal for solving nuclear program dispute (08/07/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Saturday rejected Europe's proposal for ending the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, calling the package "unacceptable" and not up to Tehran's "minimum expectations." "The European proposals are unacceptable ... the package is against the spirit of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and against the provisions of the Paris agreement," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said on state radio...
Redhawks ready for new beginning (08/07/05)
Southeast's players are excited about the opportunity to exceed expectations. Unlike the past two seasons, not much is expected -- at least by those outside the program -- from the Southeast Missouri State football team this year. Which is just fine with the Redhawks, who began preseason practice Saturday evening at Houck Stadium...
Staying the course (08/07/05)
Southeast Missouri State University has undergone several name changes since being established in 1873, but its current moniker makes the institution a dying breed of sorts. Southeast is among just a few universities across the nation that compete in NCAA Division I athletics and still carry a double-directional name, including only three state universities. At one time, there were quite a few...
Caps out in two straight at Wichita (08/07/05)
The Maxim Yankees of California sent Plaza Tire home with a 4-3 decision. WICHITA, Kan. -- All the momentum the Plaza Tire Capahas carried into the National Baseball Congress World Series failed to pay dividends. The Capahas were eliminated from the 71st annual event in the wee hours of Saturday morning with a 4-3 loss to the Maxim (Calif.) Yankees. Plaza Tire had dropped its tournament opener on Monday, 4-1 to the Wichita (Kan.) Gators...
Eury may return as crew chief for Earnhardt in 2006 (08/07/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. blames the controversial crew swap with teammate Michael Waltrip on immature and childish behavior. Now that he realizes he was partly to blame for souring the relationship with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr., who also is his cousin, it appears the two could be reunited as soon as next season...
Beckman takes lead into final two rounds of International (08/07/05)
Cameron Beckman made five birdies and an eagle Saturday to take the lead after two rounds at the International with 23 points, one ahead of Billy Mayfair, Charles Howell and Brandt Jobe. Today will be rounds three and four -- 36 holes amid the tall pines, thin air and steep hills at Castle Pines in Castle Rock, Colo...
St. Louis signs two linemen (08/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Defensive tackle John Parella and offensive tackle Matt Willig signed one-year contracts Saturday with the St. Louis Rams. Parella is a 12-year veteran. Willig, entering his 14th season, is entering his second stint with the Rams after playing with them in their 1999 Super Bowl championship year...
Marino, Young to enter Hall (08/07/05)
CANTON, Ohio -- Dan Marino took the long, straight road to the Hall of Fame. Steve Young traversed a long and winding route. Both got to the football shrine this weekend thanks to often dominant performances that few NFL quarterbacks could match and few defenses could handle. Marino was the most prolific passer in league history, and Young brought an exciting brand of uninhibited play to the game...
Hudson in top form for 100th win (08/07/05)
The Braves' pitcher allowed one run in seven innings for an 8-1 victory. ST. LOUIS -- Tim Hudson got a pleasant surprise warming up in the bullpen for his fourth attempt at his 100th career victory. After a three-year absence, his split-finger fastball was back...
St. Louis man lands state record trout (08/07/05)
Excitement turned to disappointment, then elation, followed by uncertainty. But at the end of the day, Bryan Chapman of St. Louis was the proud owner of the Missouri brown trout fishing record at 27 pounds, 8.8 ounces. Chapman was fishing with his son, Blake, on July 16 on Lake Taneycomo below Fall Creek when he hooked what felt like a big fish. It made a short run, then stopped...
Herbicides can be useful tool (08/07/05)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Wildlife managers utilize many tools to manage land for wildlife and native plant communities. Tractors, disks, mowers, chainsaws, planters and other equipment are used to manipulate vegetation and change the composition of land to improve habitat conditions. These tools are essential to create and maintain good habitat conditions...
Catching bass in shallows requires element of surprise (08/07/05)
Catching quality bass in shallow water during the summer requires specific variables. This is not like fishing the banks in the spring when bass are cruising the banks and actively feeding. These shallow fish feed primarily at night or at dawn and dusk. Daytime bass in the shallows are simply resting and can be difficult to catch...
Football camps full of optimism (08/07/05)
Like all college football teams at this time of the year, Southeast Missouri State kicked off practice Saturday with plenty of optimism and excitement. But is it truly warranted? Not if you believe the so-called experts. The Redhawks have been picked to finish toward the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference by every major media outlet, and the official OVC preseason poll released recently -- voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors -- placed them eighth among nine squads.. ...
Journey down the Mississippi (08/07/05)
Editor's Note: Dave Hardesty of Cape Girardeau began his six-week solo kayak trip down the Mississippi River July 30. Hardesty will share the adventure with Southeast Missourian readers through letters he writes along the way. (This week's update was written by Dave Hardesty's brother, Steve, who helped with the kayak launch at Lake Itaska, Minn.)...
Discover Abraham Lincoln territory in central Illinois (08/07/05)
Consider taking a vacation trip back to the time of Abraham Lincoln and his life in Illinois, and start making your plans with the resources of a few helpful Web sites. Lincoln's Springfield, Ill., home still stands at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/liho/ -- where you can glance through their "Virtual Tours" of snapshots. ...
Mullein is a weed with many qualities (08/07/05)
Mullein is too good a plant to be called a weed. Instead, call it by one of its nicknames, such as Adam's flannel, candlewick, hare's beard, velvet plant, feltwort, or lungwort. If you are not familiar with mullein, look around and you're bound to see its spires of buttery yellow flowers rising 6 feet high along roadsides. The spires occasionally branch like candelabras, bringing a similar statuesque elegance to parts of the country...
Italian designers buckle down to face Asian fashion invasion (08/07/05)
MILAN, Italy -- Italian designers, used to living in the lap of luxury with as much bling in their coffers as on their sparkling outfits, are buckling down to face the challenge from an Asian clothing industry bursting at the seams. But the growth of Asia's business also creates opportunity. While Italian companies are faltering under the onslaught of underpriced Asian products, demand is rising in the East for the luxury end of the industry for which Italy is renowned...
Lawn Lessons (08/07/05)
On even the most sizzling of summer days, 35 young men don white shirts and green ballcaps. They load lawnmowers and weed-eaters into the backs of pickup trucks and head out to yards around Cape Girardeau and Jackson. The owners of the yards get more than freshly cut grass out of the deal. And the 35 young men get more than sweat and a tan from it...
Jailbird Journalists (08/07/05)
SHE SAID: Judith Miller is in jail today for a story she didn't write. Miller is a common name. We're not related. Yet somehow I kind of feel we are. Because, as a fellow journalist, I can put myself in her place all too easily...
A little bit of country in the city (08/07/05)
The real estate signs emerge at the corner of what looks like a park. This is 1675 W. Independence in Jackson, a home that sits back off the road behind a large yard. Sitting on 6.32 acres of land with a septic system, the location seems rural but is actually inside the city limits...
Glen Duckworth (08/07/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Glen E. Duckworth, 70, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 14, 1935, at Dexter, Mo., son of Earl "Tump" and Verna "Susie" Escue Duckworth. He and Joy Johnson were married Aug. 18, 1953, at Essex, Mo., and she died March 22, 1989. He and Andrea Lind were married on Jan. 12, 1990, at Dexter...
Robert Braman (08/07/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert W. Braman, 51, of Matthews, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Sells Nursing Home in Matthews. He was born Feb. 10, 1954, in St. Louis, son of Willard Thomas and Dorothy Loreda Hembie Braman. Braman was a farmer...
Walter Dawidowicz (08/07/05)
Walter J. Dawidowicz, 74, of Jackson died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Richard Donahue (08/07/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Richard D. Donahue, 58, of Perryville died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1947, in St. Louis, son of Joseph and Alice Dawkins Donahue. Donahue was retired from Menard Correctional Facility and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the Perryville Elks Lodge...
Kenneth Boyer (08/07/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Kenneth "Dink" Boyer, 67, of Jackson, formerly of Anna, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.
Births 8/7/05 (08/07/05)
Harris; Knupp; Gage; Burger
Freeman-Livingston (08/07/05)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Rebecca Marie Freeman and Christopher Britton Livingston were married May 15, 2005, at Old Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Steve Pennington performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Marlene Freeman of East Cape Girardeau, and the late Wayne Freeman. The groom is the son of Kenny Livingston of Shawneetown, and the late Cathy Livingston...
Hendrix-Dailey (08/07/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Ginger Marie Hendrix and Jason Harold Dailey were married Sept. 11, 2004, at Fruitland Community Church. The Rev. Mike Parry performed the ceremony. Pianist was Nick Alsup of Harrisburg, Ark., and flutist was Thuy Ha of Cape Girardeau...
Nelson-Weinkein (08/07/05)
Ashley Kathryn Nelson and Justin Jerome Weinkein were married Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville, Mo. The Rev. Kevin Fausz performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Steve and Terry Nelson of Cape Girardeau, and Jerry and Wilma Weinkein of Perryville...
Allen-Wilson (08/07/05)
First Presbyterian Church in Jackson was the setting May 21, 2005, for the wedding of Wendy Danielle Allen and Dustin Anthony Wilson. The Rev. James Cochran and Robert Gauthier performed the ceremony. Trio Girardeaux provided music, and soloist was Corey Main of Cape Girardeau...
Cook-Kramer (08/07/05)
Ronna Leslie Cook and Wade Anthony Kramer were married May 28, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Carter Frey performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jean Schweain and soloist was Courtney Crowden, both of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Sandra Cook of Whitewater. The groom is the son of Ken and Cindi Kramer of Jackson and Barb Kramer of St. Louis...
Shivelbine-Winkler (08/07/05)
Elizabeth Shivelbine and David Winkler were married May 21, 2005, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. John Lottes and Dr. Bernhard Asen performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux and Southeast Missouri State University Faculty Brass Quintet...
Pruitt-Noah (08/07/05)
Sharon L. Pruitt and Richard G. Noah were married July 15, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at their home in Cape Girardeau. James Schultz performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Angie Sitze of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Cline of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Helen Caudill of Cape Girardeau...
Stroder-Burton (08/07/05)
Angel Nicole Stroder and Cole Randal Burton exchanged vows June 11, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul Kabo performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Hays Hendricks, Erik, Kyle and Kirk Miller. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Lina Stroder of Jackson. The groom is the son of Randy Burton of Belleville, Ill., and Mary Burton of Cape Girardeau...
Walther-Curtis (08/07/05)
Richard and Carolyn Walther of Fruitland announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisha Renee Walther, to James Michael Curtis, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Freda and Dennis Savat of McClure, Ill., and Clyde Curtis of Morley, Mo. Walther is a graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson. She is a self-employed cosmetologist at Studio C Salon in Cape Girardeau...
Kiefer-Santel (08/07/05)
Dwight and Karen Kiefer of Cape Girardeau and Pat and Orville Baer of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Ann Kiefer, to Steven Robert Santel. He is the son of Robert and Dorene Santel of Troy, Ill. Kiefer is a 1996 graduate of Perryville High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is pursuing a master's degree in education...
Weaver-Hart (08/07/05)
Alfred L. and Terrie J. Weaver of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina D. Weaver, to John B. Hart. He is the son of Austin A. Hart of Valley Springs, Calif. Weaver is a 1994 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and bachelor of science degree in biology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000, and pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. She is a pharmacist at Medicap Pharmacy in Jackson...
Perry-Keys (08/07/05)
Michael and Angie Perry of Delta announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara LeAnn Perry, to Travis J. Keys. He is the son of Darrell and Teresa Keys of Randles. Perry is a 2004 graduate of Delta High School, and a recent graduate of Trend Setters School of Cosmetology Inc. She is employed at J.C. Penney Styling Salon...
Leupold-Essner (08/07/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Don and Lori Leupold of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Dawn Leupold, to Jason Michael Essner, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Richard and Rebecca Essner of Perryville. Leupold is a graduate of the National Academy of Beauty Arts in St. Louis. She is employed at Hair Affair in Webster Groves, Mo...
Reimann-Davis (08/07/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Reimann of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Sue Reimann, to Jason Allen Davis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Davis of Sikeston, Mo. Reimann is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a preschool teacher at Morley Childcare...
Churchill-Christian (08/07/05)
Don and Susan Henson of Cape Girardeau and William and Connie Churchill of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerri Sue Churchill, to Wade Matthew Christian. He is the son of Allen and Nancy Christian of Cape Girardeau. Churchill is a 2003 graduate of Central High School, and is pursuing a degree in literature at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Food Giant...
Police reports 8/7/05 (08/07/05)
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Out of the past 8/7/05 (08/07/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 7, 1980 At a morning news conference, 13 "incorporators" sign the articles of incorporation for the Cape Girardeau Redevelopment Corp., which will be forwarded to Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick for registration with the state; efforts also begin to raise approximately $70,000 for a feasibility study of downtown redevelopment...
MU president seeks comments on guaranteed-tuition concept (08/07/05)
Paying for college is a concern for thousands of students and their families, especially as the academic year begins. As president of the University of Missouri, maintaining affordability and accessibility is a year-round concern of mine. That is why I am visiting communities large and small during the next few weeks. I want to discuss tuition and ask citizens to share their thoughts about the best way to keep a quality higher education within reach of every Missourian...
Tracking offenders (08/07/05)
Sex offenders leave scars on their victims long after the knife or gunshot wounds inflicted in other crimes have healed. And the preponderance of medical science and criminal statistics indicates individuals who commit sexual offense rarely can be cured of their predilections...
Penguins do better job than humans (08/07/05)
To the editor: The "March of the Penguins" movie has roused lots of questions. "Why?" asks a friend. "What tells those birds to live in such a cold place and travel endlessly and cradle eggs between their feet?" But perhaps the bird has never read Thomas Robert Malthus or "The Purpose-Driven Life" by Rick Warren...
Prayer answered after bombings (08/07/05)
To the editor: When the first London bombs went off, I prayed hard that any more would malfunction.To my shock (O ye of little faith), in the second lot not only did they all fail, but the culprits are in the slammer. My conclusion: It's no use looking for God in the obituaries. He is alive and well...
More fuel-tax funding is returning (08/07/05)
To the editor: Local residents depending on public transportation will benefit from the results of U.S. Sen. Kit Bond's action on the new transportation bill passed July 28 in Washington, D.C. Bond was successful in assuring Missouri receives back more than 98 cents of each $1 of federal fuel taxes paid by Missourians instead of the 76 cents when Bond first became a senator...
Other attractions for riverboats (08/07/05)
To the editor: A recent letter to the editor, "Cape welcomes riverboat visitors," mentioned the Red House Interpretive Center was open for visitors. Other tourist attractions also were open: the Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Church and the Cape River Heritage Museum. These three attractions have been opening their doors for the boat dockings for years -- ever since the boats began stopping at our riverfront...
Speak Out 8/7/05 (08/07/05)
Better education; Costly assault rifles; Classy billboards; Politically viable; Trooper commendation; Junior high needs work
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