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Stories from Monday, August 22, 2005

Food and freebies: Southeast students enjoy welcome-back party (08/22/05)
Clutching large Westfield West Park bags filled with swag, incoming freshmen and returning upperclassmen enjoyed free food and company Sunday at the annual Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome-Back Picnic. Dr. Ken Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, estimated there were several thousand students visiting about 100 booths at Capaha Park making it the "largest picnic Southeast has ever had."...
Firearms safety program makes it way to Missouri (08/22/05)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was in Cape Girardeau Sunday to continue his series of news conferences to announce Project ChildSafe, the statewide firearm safety program. Making an appearance at the Cape Girardeau police department headquarters and at the Drury Plaza Hotel, Kinder discussed the program, which has distributed 345,000 free gun locks in Missouri this year...
New law targets underage drinkers (08/22/05)
Anyone under the age of 21 caught drinking may have his driver's license suspended. Minors beware: Drinking alcohol, even a small amount, could lead to a loss of driving privileges. Beginning this Sunday, a new law requires the state Department of Revenue to suspend driver's licenses for anyone under 21 caught drinking. And the law isn't limited to those caught with booze. Law officers can, with probable cause, require a breathalyzer test and prove possession...
Shake-up in festival, but show set to go on (08/22/05)
The annual City of Roses Music Festival is planned for Sept. 24 and 25. The committee organizing the City of Roses Music Festival experienced a setback last month when chairperson Meg Davis resigned her position. Since that time, the committee has been regrouping, with Doc Cain, owner of Port Cape Girardeau, taking the lead until Don Ganim, owner of Jeremiah's, took the chair position last week...
Moonlighters: Working 'round the clock (08/22/05)
More Americans are working multiple jobs. For four hours a morning, Kathie Brennan works as a secretary at Cape Girardeau's Alternative Education Center, where she answers phones, types letters and helps students check in and out of the building. After lunch, Brennan heads to the mall and one of her two jobs in retail, where she unloads freight, folds and tags merchandise and assists customers at American Eagle and Bath & Body Works...
Devin Kinder graduates from Air Force training (08/22/05)
Devin Kinder graduates from Air Force training...
Cape Girardeau serviceman retires after long career (08/22/05)
Master Sgt. Ronald Carlton retired recently after 27 years of service in the Missouri Army National Guard and four years of service in the U.S. Navy. ...
Community briefs 8/22/05 (08/22/05)
Salvation Army announces week's menu Meals with friends will be served at no charge from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today through Friday at the Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., Cape Girardeau. Daily dessert is cake or pie. Monday's menu includes chicken nuggets, French fries, peaches, bread and butter; Tuesday, beef stroganoff, mashed potatoes, peas, jello with fruit, rolls and butter; Wednesday, ham sandwiches, chips, mixed fruit; Thursday, turkey and rice casserole, cranberry sauce, mixed vegetables, rolls and butter; Friday, nachos, refried beans, pears.. ...
Two dead, six injured after car leaves raceway track (08/22/05)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A race car that left the track at the Mount Vernon Raceway Saturday and flew into the stands killed a young man and his girlfriend's father, relatives said Sunday. Five other spectators and the driver of the race car were injured in the accident...
Volunteers down under: Cave cosmetics restores untouched underground to perfection (08/22/05)
SULLIVAN, Mo. -- All it took was a little epoxy glue and a Popsicle stick to spread it. Within a minute, Michael Carter had put back together what drips of mineral-laden water took thousands of years to form. "That's it," said Carter, sitting on his heels in the pitch black, with the light of his helmet shining on a foot-tall stalagmite...
Justice drops investigation of boy's arrest (08/22/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Justice Department has ended its investigation into how police handled the arrest of an 11-year-old boy, and police chief Kevin Lindsey said he was told no further federal action is planned. Lindsey announced the decision in a statement issued Friday, saying the two officers were "exonerated of criminal violations in the civil rights complaint." Police and the boy's family were notified by separate letters a day earlier...
Thunderbirds cancel air show after midair mishap (08/22/05)
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds canceled an aerial performance Sunday because of safety concerns following a midair accident at the Chicago Air and Water Show that sent an object on one of the group's F-16s plummeting into Lake Michigan...
Active-duty soldiers get break from fees (08/22/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A newly signed state law allows soldiers on active duty to avoid fees for terminating their cellular-phone contracts or car leases early. The law also protects soldiers and their immediate families from interest rate increases by creditors and prevents companies from canceling insurance policies due to nonpayment while military service personnel are deployed...
Students see changes at Missouri colleges (08/22/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Changes are in store for students at southwest Missouri colleges as fall classes get underway. Southwest Missouri State University has a new president and will soon have a new name as well. Michael Nietzel, a former provost at the University of Kentucky, is the new president, and the university's name officially becomes Missouri State University on Sunday. ...
Shuttle back home almost two weeks after detour; next flight off until March (08/22/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Discovery arrived back at its home port Sunday atop a jumbo jet following a 5.8 million-mile journey through space -- the first by a shuttle in 2 1/2 years -- and then a jog across the country. The shuttle, bolted to the top of the modified Boeing 747, flew from its last pit stop in Louisiana to the Kennedy Space Center and, at midmorning, touched down on the runway where it should have landed almost two weeks earlier...
Ala. gas station owner run over, dies trying to stop $52 gas theft (08/22/05)
FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- A gas station owner was run over and killed when he tried to stop a driver from leaving without paying for $52 worth of gasoline, police said. The driver had not been apprehended Sunday, and police Chief David Walker said the case was being investigated as a robbery-homicide...
GOP senator calling for plan to leave Iraq (08/22/05)
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel says staying the course is not a policy. WASHINGTON -- A leading Republican senator and prospective presidential candidate said Sunday that the war in Iraq has destabilized the Middle East and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict from a generation ago...
Airline enters key period trying to fly with replacements (08/22/05)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines Corp. got off to a smooth start by keeping its planes flying when mechanics struck. But the real test for the company and its replacement mechanics arrives with a far busier weekday schedule. The strike began on Saturday, generally the lightest flying day of the week. Northwest averages 1,215 flights on Saturdays -- but that increases to 1,381 on Sunday and 1,473 on weekdays, company spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said Sunday...
Joan Baez performing at war protest near Bush ranch (08/22/05)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- Iraq war protesters camping out near President Bush's ranch got some support Sunday night from a prominent figure in the anti-Vietnam war movement: folk singer Joan Baez. "In the first march I went to [opposing Vietnam] there were 10 of us. This is huge," Baez told relatives of fallen U.S. soldiers Sunday before performing a free concert just up the road from the ranch...
Saddam casts himself as martyr for the Arab cause as trial nears (08/22/05)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Facing trial and possible execution for the massacre of his fellow Muslims, ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein sought in a letter published Sunday to cast himself as a martyr, writing that his "soul and existence is to be sacrificed" for the Arab cause...
Iraqi 'Cops' wins viewers (08/22/05)
TV program invites viewers to call in to praise security forces or gripe about them. KIRKUK, Iraq -- Shattered glass, body parts, a blood-splattered blue sedan: the grainy video pans over the scene as Iraqi officers comb the site of a drive-by assassination...
Sunnis warn constitution will deepen crisis in Iraq (08/22/05)
Faction appeals to the United States to block passage of constitution draft without their consent. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A day before the deadline for the new constitution, Sunni Arabs appealed Sunday to the United States to prevent Shiites and Kurds from pushing a draft through parliament without their consent, warning it would only worsen the crisis in Iraq...
Bulldozers flatten Gaza homes as evacuation nears completion (08/22/05)
Security forces skirmish with ultranationalists defending two northern settlements. NISSANIT, Gaza Strip -- A week ago, this was a thriving hamlet of neat houses with small lawns, winding roads, a neighborhood grocery, a nursery school and a community basketball court. On Sunday evening, an entire street of houses was rubble. By today, Nissanit will be gone...
State champs restock (08/22/05)
Replacing six seniors from a state championship team would typically be a daunting task for any coach. Kelly softball coach Rhonda Ratledge has been in this situation before, though. Following the program's first state title in 1997, Ratledge had to replace seven seniors. The result in 1998 was another district championship before back-to-back fourth-place state finishes in 1999 and 2000...
K.C. state tourney is pegged a success (08/22/05)
The 604-team tournament concluded Sunday in Jackson. Southeast Missourian Thousands of horseshoe pitchers and fanatics endured high temperatures Sunday for the conclusion of the Knights of Columbus state horseshoe tournament at the K. of C. Council 6405 in Jackson...
Heartland Insurance retains title (08/22/05)
The veteran squad went undefeated in the two-day event. Considering the advanced age of some of their players, the last thing the Ted Coalter Heartland Insurance basketball team wanted was a repeat of last year's climb out of the Slamfest losers bracket...
Mayfield wins Marketplace 400 (08/22/05)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Jeremy Mayfield was happy to leave his winning car behind and walk to Victory Circle on Sunday. The winner of the chaotic NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Michigan International Speedway blew two tires as he celebrated his first victory in nearly a year with a burnout in front of the frontstretch grandstand...
49ers lineman dies after exhibition game (08/22/05)
DENVER -- Shaken San Francisco 49ers teammates awaited word Sunday on what caused offensive lineman Thomas Herrion to collapse in the locker room and die shortly after an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos. The 23-year-old guard collapsed after coach Mike Nolan spoke to his team following the game on a relatively cool Saturday night. Medics administered CPR on the 6-foot-3, 310-pound player before an ambulance took him to a Denver hospital...
Woods keeps his WGC streak alive, wins NEC (08/22/05)
Tiger Woods rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt that broke sharply into the right side, then escaped with par from the trees on the 18th hole for a 1-over 71 and a one-shot victory over Chris DiMarco on Sunday in the NEC Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Woods made it seven consecutive years with at least one World Golf Championship title since the series began in 1999, and he has won nine of the 18 events he has played. He has four victories in six years at Firestone,...
St. Louis suffers its first loss of preseason (08/22/05)
San Diego posted a 36-21 victory on Sunday. SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers proved they can thrive without All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates -- at least for one exhibition game. LaDainian Tomlinson scored on a 55-yard run -- his only carry of the game -- and his backup, Michael Turner, also had a 55-yard run, plus a 2-yard TD scamper, as the Chargers beat the St. Louis Rams 36-21 on Sunday...
Late magic escapes Cards (08/22/05)
St. Louis saw a ninth-inning rally fizzle in a 4-2 loss to the Giants. ST. LOUIS -- This time, the San Francisco Giants survived a ninth-inning scare. Two days after the Giants blew a four-run lead against St. Louis, the Cardinals had the tying runs on base Sunday and sent up pinch-hitters Larry Walker and Albert Pujols. But Armando Benitez struck out So Taguchi to preserve a 4-2 win...
Rolen's season is over (08/22/05)
ST. LOUIS -- All-Star third baseman Scott Rolen will have surgery on his left shoulder and miss the rest of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals said Sunday. Rolen, 30, has a torn labrum and was told he will need at least six months to rehabilitate it after surgery. He is expected to return sometime during spring training. Had he waited on surgery, he could have missed considerable time in 2006...
Walden closing; is Barnes & Noble moving in? (08/22/05)
Cape Girardeau's western fringe is a flutter with scuttlebutt. If the rumors are to be believed, the story goes something like this: Waldenbooks is leaving the mall because Barnes & Noble has decided to abandon its current location in favor of the Westfield...
Why high gas prices fuel our anger (08/22/05)
The demand drives us crazy, experts say. Top off your Cadillac Escalade at D-Mart Citgo on Route K in Cape Girardeau, and a gallon of regular unleaded will cost you $2.54. Walk inside and buy the same quantity of whole milk and you'll shell out $3.99...
Bollinger County trying to cash in on the Hypsibema hype (08/22/05)
Community wants to cash in on its status as the place you can find the state dinosaur. MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bollinger County, home of the Missouri Dinosaur? That's the idea that was generated earlier this year after representatives from 50 Bollinger County businesses, the Chamber of Commerce and the city met to discuss how to increase tourism...
Are flight fare increases upcoming? (08/22/05)
Fuel prices are rising and competition is fierce, leaving airlines in "classic conundrum." Think you're paying a lot more to fill up your car? That's nothing. Think of the airlines, where the cost of gassing up just one Boeing 737 is about $13,000. That's up from only $9,000 about a year ago...
People on the move (08/22/05)
Deborah Jennings joins RE/MAX Achievers Deborah Jennings has joined the real estate team at RE/MAX Achievers in Cape Girardeau. Jennings has been in real estate for two years and focuses primarily on residential sales. She is a member of the Cape Girardeau Board of Realtors, Cape Girardeau County Multiple Listing Service, Missouri Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors...
Business memo (08/22/05)
Bank of Missouri adopts Eagle Ridge school Eagle Ridge Christian School in Cape Girardeau was officially adopted by The Bank of Missouri during the August Business After Hours function. This is the first time for both the school and the bank to participate in the Chamber of Commerce Adopt-a-School program. Much planning is taking place on both sides to make this partnership a successful endeavor...
Rita Lampe (08/22/05)
Rita Mae Lampe, 70, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 4, 1935, in Belleville, Ill., daughter of Elvira LaBruyere Wehrheim Loftin and Russell Wehrheim. She and Melvin Dean Lampe were married Aug. 2, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Tex...
Aminell Stroder (08/22/05)
Bridgeton, Mo. -- Aminell M. Stroder, 85, of Bridgeton, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton. She was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Whitewater, Mo., daughter of William and Cora Snell Scholz. She and Earl Stroder were married Aug. 7, 1937, in Jackson...
Homer Eddleman (08/22/05)
Anna, Ill. -- Homer L. Eddleman, 85, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at his home. He was born May 20, 1920, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of Hoyt and Olive Stocks Eddleman. He and Marjorie Ray were married Dec. 4, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. She died April 5, 2002...
Juanita Hill (08/22/05)
Juanita R. Hill, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at her home, She was born in February of 1991. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lorene Darrow (08/22/05)
Litchfield, Mo. -- Lorene Louise Darrow, 89, of Litchfield, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Litchfield. She was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Mill Creek, Ill., daughter of Ernest and Eva Woodney Goodman. She and James Darrow were married Sept. 14, 2005, in Cairo. He died in 1975...
Charles Macke (08/22/05)
St. Ann, Mo. -- Charles Patrick Macke, 64, of St. Ann, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Mo. He was born May 5, 1941, son of the late Henry and Francis Macke. He and Wanda Mouser were marred in Biehle, Mo. Macke had worked as a heating and cooling technician...
Fielding Potashnick (08/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Fielding DeLisle Potashnick, 72, of Sikeston died Aug. 20, 2005, at his home. He was born May 9, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of Eugene and Vivian Dye Potashnick. Potashnick practiced as a lawyer for more than 30 years in Sikeston. He served as Scott County prosecuting attorney, Sikeston municipal judge and secretary of the Sikeston Board of Education for many years. He was a founder of the Bootheel Bass Busters Fishing Club...
George Gipson (08/22/05)
Glenallen, Mo. -- George Franklin Dee Gipson, 72, of Glenallen died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at his home. He was born April 10, 1933, in Buckhorn, Mo., son of William and Stella Gipson. He and Janet Hovis were married Nov. 13, 1959, in Clubb, Mo. Gipson was a former nailer for Lutesville Pallet Mill in Marble Hill, Mo. He was a member of New Sylvan General Baptist...
Iva Harty (08/22/05)
Wappapello, Mo. -- Iva Louise Harty, 85, of Wappapello died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born Aug. 9, 1920, in Wayne County, Mo., daughter of Clayton and Nona Haney Wilfong. She and Franklin William Harty were married Dec. 1, 1937. He died April 1, 1988...
Leota Rievley (08/22/05)
Chaffee, Mo. -- Leota Rievley, 84, of Chaffee died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 3, 1921, in Rombauer, Mo., daughter of Thomas and Emma Foster. She and Philip Rievley were married May 29, 1937. He died Jan. 22, 1965...
Ernestine Suedekum (08/22/05)
Ernestine Sophie Suedekum, 96, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 27, 1909, in Dutchtown, Mo., daughter of Otto E. and Matilda Keller Eggimann. She and Theodore "Ted" O. Suedekum were married June 5, 1929, by the Rev. ...
Leon Linebarger (08/22/05)
Hillsborough, NJ. -- Leon "Lefty" Wesley Linebarger, 82, of Hillsborough died Aug. 19, 2005, at the Pavilions in Princeton, N.J. Born in Cape Girardeau, Linebarger has resided in New Jersey since 1976. Lefty served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946...
Junior Craft (08/22/05)
Neely's Landing, Mo. -- Junior Craft, 83, of Neely's Landing passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1922, in Neely's Landing, the youngest son of Hiram and Julia Brown Craft. He and Laura Etta Medlock were married June 25, 1948, at New Bethel Baptist Church. She passed away Jan. 7, 2003...
Cape police report 8/22/05 (08/22/05)
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Out of the past 8/22/05 (08/22/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 22, 1980 The South East Missouri Bank of Cape Girardeau is going ahead with plans for an early December opening; that's the word from John Huston, president of Wood-Huston Bank Corp. of Marshall, Mo., following a State Bank Board decision Thursday, upholding his group's charter application for the proposed new bank...
School start date (08/22/05)
Springfield News-Leader If school starts after Labor Day, agricultural leaders complain that farm children won't be able to help in the fields come spring. If school starts before Labor Day, tourism leaders complain that they lose young workers they need during the week...
Business and art (08/22/05)
Business and art might seem strange bedfellows, but more and more businesses have discovered that art can provide them with an attractive image, something to set themselves apart. Cape Girardeau artist Craig Thomas, who helped paint the "Mississippi River Tales" mural on the floodwall, has been commissioned to do murals in a number of Cape Girardeau businesses, including Broussard's restaurant, C.P. McGinty Jewelers and, more recently, First Missouri State Bank...
Prosecution should be fair, equal (08/22/05)
To the editor: I am tired of seeing Morley Swingle mug for the cameras and rub elbows with Hollywood liberals. Last time I checked he was a prosecuting attorney. Now he is an author and TV star. When he isn't busy concocting wild stories to try and make petty crimes look like high-profile cases, he's on TV and in the paper trying to sell books and promote himself...
Make decision on facts, not feelings (08/22/05)
To the editor: Is it wrong for teens who are not drinking, doping, having sex and vandalizing property to engage in a sport that keeps them from doing these things? Do Jackson officials have documented evidence that dodgeball games are damaging the city's tennis courts? Do they have any proof that the ball used by the dodgeball players causes more damage than the balls used in tennis? Are the courts under 24-hour surveillance to ensure that everyone is not abusing the courts? Have city officials spoken to the tennis players who are present when the Jackson Underground Dodgeball League players are there? How many documented objections have officials received from the police, tennis players and general public?. ...
Speak Out 8/22/05 (08/22/05)
Common roads; Better lifestyle; Worse than prisons; Partly mowed; Out of line; They've already met; Liberalism's diversity; Too much credit; Lower-court repairs; Wholesome activity; Religious influence; Make a dodgeball area
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