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Stories from Sunday, August 21, 2005

Fighting the corporate suit (08/21/05)
For years, Debbie Shank went from job to job, finally settling into the routine of night-shift work, stocking shelves at Wal-Mart in Cape Girardeau. Why not? The job met her only two criteria -- it helped pay the bills and kept her days free to spend with her three boys...
Davis' funeral may be held Wednesday (08/21/05)
Army, family begin making plans for services, but nothing is official. A funeral service could be held as early as Wednesday for an Army sergeant from Jackson who was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. But a Jackson funeral home says the details still have to be worked out...
Davis funeral may be held Wednesday (08/21/05)
Army, family begin making plans for services, but nothing is official. A funeral service could be held as early as Wednesday for an Army sergeant from Jackson who was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. But a Jackson funeral home says the details still have to be worked out...
Some Jackson residents to get water meter upgrades (08/21/05)
Jackson city workers will begin installing pressure-reducing valves at area residences this month, a move necessary because Jackson's water upgrades provided pressure that exceeded acceptable household levels. Jackson residents complained for years about low-water pressure, but a $1.3-million investment in water system improvements, including a new well and additional pumps, has increased water flows and pressure in the community...
Fan Speak Aug21 (08/21/05)
Dodgeball disbelief I CAN'T believe that the Jackson Board of Aldermen banned the annual dodgeball tournament. They have been playing for years, and if people had a problem with it they should have said something long ago. I bet whoever banned the tournament has never even watched the kids play. This is just ridiculous...
Horseshoe tournament connects families and friends (08/21/05)
For the thousands of Knights of Columbus members attending the 25th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Missouri State Horseshoe Tournament from Friday to Sunday, there seems to be one common motivation -- camaraderie. "We're just a bunch of Catholics having a good time. I wouldn't miss going to one." said Wilma Thele of Jackson, bracket board chairwoman...
Northeast Missouri police chief suing stun-gun maker for injuries (08/21/05)
PHOENIX -- Police officers in Missouri and four other states have filed lawsuits against Arizona-based Taser International Inc., claiming they were seriously injured after being shocked with the electronic stun gun during training classes. Pete Herring, police chief of the northeast Missouri town of Hallsville, is among those suing. ...
Schools turn off fountains to fight parasite (08/21/05)
Despite 46 cases of cryptosporidiosis, student attendance is at 98 percent. FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Many students in the southeast Missouri community of Fredericktown are packing bottled water along with their regular school supplies, as the community works to curb an intestinal infection...
Relatives seek answers about crash in Venezuela (08/21/05)
MARACAIBO, Venezuela -- Scores of grieving relatives arrived in Venezuela from the French Caribbean island of Martinique on Friday, while experts used DNA samples and dental records to try to identify the remains of the 160 people killed in a plane crash earlier this week. ...
Mess tent suicide bomber wore Iraqi uniform, says general (08/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- A member of the Iraqi insurgent group Ansar al-Sunnah was wearing an Iraqi security forces uniform when he sneaked into a mess tent at a U.S. base near Mosul last December and blew himself up, leaving 22 people dead, a U.S. general said Friday...
Senator Reid recovering after stroke (08/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada is recuperating after a brief mini-stroke that caused no complications but that he waited three days to disclose. Reid, 65, a gold miner's son who rose to become one of the nation's most powerful elected Democrats, saw a doctor in Las Vegas after feeling lightheaded Tuesday evening, aides said Friday. He was told he had experienced a kind of mini-stroke called a transient ischemic attack...
Mechanics strike Northwest Airlines (08/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Mechanics went on strike against Northwest Airlines early Saturday after refusing big pay cuts and layoffs that would have cut their numbers almost in half. The nation's fourth largest airline pledged to keep flying with replacements...
DEA breaks up drug pipelines (08/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Drug enforcement agents have arrested some 160 people in four U.S. cities and two countries and have broken up three major drug transportation rings with international ties in a 10-month drug-trafficking sting revealed Friday. The Drug Enforcement Administration said the people arrested were involved in 27 U.S. distribution groups that have moved enough methamphetamine into the United States to have provided the drug to more than 22,700 users a month...
Former boyfriend arrested in death of missing woman (08/21/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Police discovered the remains of a missing pregnant woman and quickly arrested the father of her unborn child Saturday, ending an exhaustive, monthlong search. District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham said Stephen Poaches would be charged with two counts of murder and related offenses for the deaths of 24-year-old LaToyia Figueroa and her fetus...
London says deadly force policy to continue with minor changes (08/21/05)
LONDON -- London's Metropolitan Police said Saturday the department has reviewed the use of deadly force against suspected terrorists but has made only minor changes. The police also said they had offered a $26,950 payment to the family of the Brazilian man who was killed but stressed it "does not inhibit any future claim that the family may have against the Metropolitan Police Service."...
Abbas decrees evacuated settlements for public use (08/21/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signed a decree Saturday appropriating Jewish settlement land for public use once Israel's evacuation of Gaza is complete, and he scheduled postponed Palestinian legislative elections for Jan. 25...
Iraqi military recruits train in order to promote unity (08/21/05)
KIRKUK, Iraq -- In the ethnic melting pot of this northern Iraqi city, the challenges of creating a new, unified Iraqi army are clear. Half the recruits speak Kurdish, the other half Arabic. Loyalties are complicated by regional ties to Kurdistan, the autonomous region to the north...
Bombing in Russia kills at least 3 officers (08/21/05)
MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- A bomb denonated by remote control killed at least three police officers on patrol in Dagestan on Saturday, the latest violence to hit the troubled Russian region amid continuing fears about spreading violence in the Caucasus...
Running backs make impression during Mizzou's scrimmage (08/21/05)
Sophomores Woods and Temple both made big plays during Saturday's session. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tony Temple and Marcus Woods, sophomores who are scheduled to split time at tailback this year for Missouri, each turned in some big plays in Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage...
Redhawks slip two goals past assistant coach (08/21/05)
Beth Guccione didn't like giving up two goals, but she does like the idea of an annual Southeast Missouri State alumni soccer game. Guccione will do her best to make sure Saturday night's affair at Houck Stadium, won by the current Southeast squad 2-0 and witnessed by about 75 fans, happens on a yearly basis...
Former players enjoy contest despite being swept (08/21/05)
A few have gotten married, some have gone into coaching and several still live in the area -- but one constant is that they're as competitive as ever. That pretty well summed up the 11-player Southeast Missouri State alumni volleyball team that took on the current Redhawks squad Saturday morning in an exhibition match at Houck Field House...
Area digest Aug21 (08/21/05)
KAPE-1550 joins Fox Sports Radio Radio station KAPE-1550 wil become an affiliate of Fox Sports Radio on Wednesday as part of its switch to news, talk and sports format. The station will air Fox Sports Radio on evenings and weekends. ** Steele sweeps honors at Cape Country Club...
Players, friends pay tribute to Flanagan (08/21/05)
A plaque was dedicated before the inaugural tournament at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex. Cars lined the parking lot and softball players littered the fields at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex on Saturday morning as another softball tournament began...
Cards rally for win after former Rams QBs depart (08/21/05)
Warner completed 12 of 23 passes, while Green hit 6 of 10 for Kansas City. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If success this season hinges on backup quarterbacks, the Arizona Cardinals appear to be in much better shape than the Kansas City Chiefs. Josh McCown threw two touchdown passes in the second half in relief of Kurt Warner to rally the Cardinals to a 24-17 victory over the Chiefs...
Chargers rookie Merriman anxious to record first sack (08/21/05)
The outside linebacker will play his first game after a holdout, as will Rams rookie offensive tackle Barron. SAN DIEGO -- Shawne Merriman is ready to flip the switch. Of course, to do that, Merriman is going to need to come up with his first sack when he makes his exhibition debut for the San Diego Chargers today against the St. Louis Rams...
Woods, Perry tied for NEC lead (08/21/05)
Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational in Akron, Ohio, when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots -- none of them good -- and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended...
Nemechek wins pole (08/21/05)
The Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Joe Nemechek withstood a rain delay Saturday to win his first pole of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season at Michigan International Speedway. He enters the GFS Marketplace 400 today in 17th place in the points standings, meaning he most likely won't be in the Chase for the Cup. Four races remain before the competition...
Trojans land on top of first poll (08/21/05)
Southern Cal grabbed 60 of 65 first-place votes, while Texas is No. 2. Here's why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll: Every player who scored a touchdown in the Trojans' 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in last season's Orange Bowl is still playing for USC. And so is Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, who threw five TD passes...
Morris notches 100th win (08/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Morris wasn't focused on a milestone. He just wanted to get back in the win column. Morris earned his 100th victory and Jim Edmonds scored twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Saturday. "I've never looked at any kind of number of wins in my career," Morris said. "I just try to take each start and build on it and get something rolling."...
Space is final frontier on earth, too (08/21/05)
When the shuttle touched down earlier this month, the voiceover introduction for the original Star Trek series popped into my head. Boldly going where no one has gone before to explore new worlds. As the crew ripped through the atmosphere on the flight back, I wondered if their perspectives of space would be forever changed by where they'd been. ...
Pinkel's best route off hot seat may be setting quarterback Smith loose (08/21/05)
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks aren't the only college football team in the state that will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing season this year. Several hours to the north, plenty of eyes are focused on what is happening in Columbia as Gary Pinkel attempts to get the Missouri Tigers program back on track...
Bald eagles and cattails abound in Minnesota's river of grass (08/21/05)
DAY 3, Aug. 1, 2005: This day started out great. I enjoyed the view up river from the bluff while I ate breakfast and watched a bald eagle cruise the river after I got under way again. While negotiating the ox bows through a wide valley of cattails, I came across a large beaver lodge...
Reporter's question 8/21 (08/21/05)
75 years of life as a blonde The Southeast Missourian is looking for long-time fans of the comic strip "Blondie" for a story about the comic's 75th anniversary. To share your views, contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at (800) 879-1210, extension 128 or cmiller@ semissourian.com...
Showcase Home 8/21 (08/21/05)
Cozy log cabin in quiet secluded woods is beautiful on outside, luxurious on the inside Nestled in the woods, just off the intersection of Highways W and Y outside Cape Girardeau, is County Road 603. The second house on the right down this county road is a cabin made of pine logs that appears framed by a forest...
The Great Cat Controversy (08/21/05)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house, tiny bathroom and even the same office. But not always the same opinion. The Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on every-day issues, told from two different perspectives...
Grooming for the boys (08/21/05)
Eye cream and hand cream. Sunless tanner and ab-firming lotion. Loofahs and facials. Manicures and pedicures. Turns out men can be just as concerned about wrinkles and sagging skin as women. Their desire to look good, local business owners say, is behind the growing demand for men-inspired cosmetics, skin care products and spa services...
Golden Patton (08/21/05)
Golden W. Patton, 76, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was born Dec. 24, 1928 at Lutesville, Mo., son of Earnest W.C. and Dora Mae Pulliam Patton. He and Mable L. Mayfield were married April 16, 1960, near Lutesville...
Rita Lampe (08/21/05)
Rita M. Lampe, 70, of Jackson, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Ernestine Suedekum (08/21/05)
Ernestine S. Suedekum, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 27, 1909. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eileen Reynolds (08/21/05)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- V. Eileen Reynolds, 85, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., formerly of Gravel Hill, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center. She was born April 9, 1920, in Frohna, daughter of Theodor S. and Bessie M. Warren Trickey. She and Raymond N. Reynolds were married July 9, 1939 in Cape Girardeau. He died July 6, 1989...
Debra Quinn (08/21/05)
Debra A. Quinn, 34, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Aug. 12, 1971, in Chaffee, daughter of Larry M. and Joan A. Matheny McCain. She and Christopher Allyn Quinn were married Oct. 5, 1991. He died Nov. 1, 2001...
John Laster (08/21/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- John Junior Laster, 78, of Charleston died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born April 2, 1927, in Deventer, Mo., son of Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster. He and Laura Leona Cockrum were married July 21, 1945...
Rev. Lee Roy Quinn (08/21/05)
Rev. Lee Roy Quinn, 72, of Jackson died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1932, in Bernie, Mo., the son of the late Clifford and Eva Bonner Quinn. He and Mary Lee Quinn were married Dec. 16, 1951 in Piggott, Ark. She survives...
Miles Lincoln (08/21/05)
Miles James Lincoln, 84, of Millersville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill, Mo. He was born May 18, 1921, at Scopus, Mo., son of Miles O. and Ruth Adeline Long Lincoln. He and Ethel Imogene Crites were married Oct. 2, 1946. Lincoln retired as a machinist at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Cassie Michaud (08/21/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cassie Lee Michaud, 88, of Perryville died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born April 22, 1917, at Prim, Ark., daughter of Dennie G. and Senna Butler Calhoun. She and Willie S. Knapp were married in 1932 at Hanover, Ark. He preceded her in death. She then married John H. Michaud on June 10, 1960 at Fillmore, Calif. He died March 5, 2005...
James-Green (08/21/05)
Rebekah Suzann James and Terry Ray Green Jr. were married May 7, 2005, at Lake Girardeau Assembly of God Church in Crump. Stanley Hayes performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Frank James Jr. and Joice James of Jackson. The groom is the son of Terry and Susan Green of Whitewater...
Lopez-Scrivener (08/21/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Nicole Lynn Lopez and Thomas Roy Scrivener were married Feb. 19, 2005, in Chicago. The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Jeffery McPherson of Webster Groves, Mo., and David Lopez of Perryville. The groom is the son of Ian Scrivener and Susan Penn of Dover, Kent, England...
Gavan-Coggins (08/21/05)
Veronica Caitlin Gavan and Brian Daniel Coggins were married March 19, 2005, at First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The Rev. Don Hutto performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rebecca Gavan of Doniphan, Mo., and the late David Gavan of Fredericktown, Mo. The groom is the son of Glen and Debbie Coggins of Bloomfield, Mo...
Mueller-Coulter (08/21/05)
Caroline Marie Mueller and Bryan David Coulter were united in marriage June 11, 2005, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Derek Swanson performed the ceremony. Organist was Lenny Kuper, violinist was Jake Herzog, and vocalists were Alan Bruns and Mary Richards, all of Cape Girardeau...
Stovall-Watson (08/21/05)
Tabatha Michelle Stovall and Kyle David Watson were married June 18, 2005, at Shawnee Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Ray Epps performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Mike and Debbie Brown of Whitewater and Rodney and Diana Stovall of Marble Hill, Mo. The groom is the son of Toodie and Linda Watson of Jackson and Robin Reed of Odessa, Mo...
Johnston-Johns (08/21/05)
Alyssa Rae Johnston and Paul Christopher Johns were married June 25, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Rolla, Mo. The Rev. Bob Johnston, father of the bride, and the Rev. Bruce Wade performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Chad Johnston, brother of the bride...
Trower-McClard (08/21/05)
Jonna Trower and Zane McClard exchanged vows July 23, 2005, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux. Pianist was Cheryl Oberhaus and vocalist was Joelle Trower. Lector was Jennifer Taylor of St. Louis. Giftbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wetton, Christopher and Suzanne of Hannibal, Mo. Eucharistic ministers were Mr. and Mrs. Rich Miller of Montgomery City, Mo. Miller is godfather of the bride...
Friese-Keele (08/21/05)
Loren Renea Friese and Airman 1st Class Travis Linfield Keele were married June 18, 2005, at Cape County Park. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. Keyboardist was Curtis Brown and soloist was Justin Burns, both of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Brenda Friese of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jesse Keele of Sedgewickville, Mo., and Kim Keele of Cape Girardeau...
Boxx-Hoover (08/21/05)
Verna Cyrette of Duluth, Minn., announces the engagement of her daughter, Nadia Virginia Boxx, to Jonathan David Hoover. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McQuay of Jackson and Joseph L. Hoover of Kennett, Mo. Boxx is a 2001 graduate of Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn. She is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in psychology. She is employed at Cedar Street...
Griwach-Heizer (08/21/05)
Connie Griwach of Festus, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Griwach, to Jeremy John Heizer. He is the son of John and Carol Heizer of Jackson. Griwach is also the daughter of the late Bill Griwach. Griwach is a 2000 graduate of St. Pius X High School in Crystal City, Mo., and received a liberal arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a community support worker at Community Treatment Center in Festus...
Eckert-Lumsdon (08/21/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Eckert of Nortonville, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn Eckert, to Joshua Steven Lumsdon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hoffmeister of Springfield, Ill. Eckert received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and English from the University of St. Mary in 2000, and a master of science degree in chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a chemist with Pfizer Global Manufacturing in Lees Summit, Mo...
Reed-Hoover (08/21/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Steven Reed of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Nicole Reed, to Joseph Andrew Hoover. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McQuay of Jackson and Joseph L. Hoover of Kennett, Mo. Reed is a 1997 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School in Fernandina, Fla., and attended Florida Community College. She is employed at Woodland School District...
Wilfong-Thele (08/21/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Gary and Pam Wilfong Jr. of Sedgewickville announce the engagement of their daughter, Chasity Faye Wilfong, to Tommy Lee Thele. He is the son of Tom and Debbie Thele of Patton, Mo. Wilfong is a 2005 graduate of Meadow Heights High School at Patton, and is enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Buchheit Inc. in Jackson...
Roberts- Wine (08/21/05)
Chuck and Judy Roberts of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Renee Roberts, to Andrew Gee Wine. He is the son of James and Cynthia Wine of Jackson. Roberts is a graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business from Southeast Missouri State University...
Sciortino-Pfeiffer (08/21/05)
Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Sciortino of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Lynn Sciortino, to Brent Victor Pfeiffer. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pfeiffer of Jackson. Sciortino is a graduate of Central High School. ...
McQuay-Meadows (08/21/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McQuay of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Shaelyne Casey McQuay, to Kyle Stephen Meadows. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Meadows of Cape Girardeau. McQuay is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Pagliai's Pizza...
Mizes observe golden event (08/21/05)
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Mize of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2005, at their home. A reception was hosted by their children, Steve and Sandy Mize, Linda and Bobby Miller, and Anita Mize, and a granddaughter, Heather Mize-Hale and husband Matt...
Fire report 8/21/05 (08/21/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Friday: * At 6:04 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Randol Avenue. * At 7:49 p.m., emergency medical service at South Kingshighway and Bloomfield Road. * At 8 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Silver Springs Road...
Police reports 8/21/05 (08/21/05)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Out of the past 8/21/05 (08/21/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 21, 1980 The state bank board votes to uphold a decision granting South East Missouri Bank a charter to establish a bank in Cape Girardeau; the decision, by a vote of three to two, upholds a May 30 decision by the Division of Finance granting a charter to South East over the application of the Bank of Cape Girardeau...
One simple rate: A flat tax would unleash a stupendous boom (08/21/05)
A major domestic battle looms this fall, when tax reform -- a centerpiece of the president's bold domestic agenda -- will finally be on the table. The President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform is expected to release its findings by the end of September. ...
A stronger economy (08/21/05)
Two reports last week came as good news for Missouri's economic-development efforts. The first was the announcement of a reorganization at the Missouri Department of Economic Development aimed at providing more hands-on assistance to businesses throughout the state and a significant move to get employees out of Jefferson City and into communities where they are needed...
Speak Out 8/21/05 (08/21/05)
Guzzling lawn mowers; Back to business; Look at Fair Tax; A good laugh; Excess profits; Better traffic flow; Self-defense; Basic economics
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