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Stories from Sunday, August 28, 2005

Red Cross volunteers leave to help victims of Katrina (08/28/05)
Three local Red Cross volunteers leave today to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Kristi Thurman, director of emergency services for the local Red Cross, said that Adam Moore of Oak Ridge, Tina Bles of Cape Girardeau and Tina Pattengill of Scott City will land in Miami and from there will be sent to where they are needed...
Notre Dame's traditional lock-in acclimates high school freshmen (08/28/05)
It is a 17-year-old tradition that starts in June and ends the first Friday of school at Notre Dame Regional High School. This year was the class of 2007's turn to plan the freshmen/senior lock-in. They planned the activities, games and the theme: "Nothing runs like a freshman, nothing's built like a senior." It all came together at 7 p.m. Friday when the freshmen arrived for the lock-in...
Natural born grillers: Cape Girardeau's BBQ Fest now playing (08/28/05)
For the last dozen years, barbecue enthusiasts have put their butts up against those of their competitors at the Cape Girardeau Chamber BBQ Fest. But this year, they were in the big league for the first time: the Cape Girardeau Chamber Barbecue Fest is now sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society...
Volunteer effort New Jackson Soccer Park holds grand opening (08/28/05)
The days of makeshift soccer fields mapped out with orange cones in pasture land ended Saturday with the grand opening of the Jackson Soccer Park on Route PP. Despite some drizzle, families unpacked their vehicles filled with children, spectator relatives and the paraphernalia needed to sit comfortably and watch the big white ball being chased by the next generation...
New alcohol law won't alter police operations (08/28/05)
Police are glad to have the law but say they won't be out on the prowl for drunken teenagers. Ryan Metz has some choice words about a new state law that could take away driving privileges for underage drinkers, even if they're not behind the wheel...
Harvest hopes (08/28/05)
Conditions combined to make 2004 a good year for farmers. This year, it seems, many will reap a harvest of bad luck. Yields are down. Crop prices are low. Shipping costs are up. And prices for the oil and gas that provide everything from fuel for tractors to raw material for fertilizer stand at all-time highs...
Man says he was duped into playing part in student newspaper hoax (08/28/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Patrick Trovillion got a military-style haircut, was outfitted in fatigues, and studied a script detailing the character he was to play in what he thought was a documentary about a father torn away from his young daughter by his deployment in Iraq...
Judge refuses to delay execution (08/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A judge refused to delay a St. Louis man's execution for kicking and beating his wife to death, ruling that Timothy Johnston's lawyers had failed to prove that Missouri's system of lethal injection could take too long and cause too much pain...
Iowa man walks off without paying for leg (08/28/05)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A man test-fitting a $17,000 artificial leg ran off without paying the bill, police said. Spectrum Prosthetics and Orthotics reported the theft of the specially designed leg last week. Police said the crime happened after the man came in on Aug. ...
Group takes national lead in campus free-speech f (08/28/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- When part-time college student Jihad Daniel received a campuswide e-mail invitation to see a movie about lesbians, he balked. "These are perversions," he replied to the e-mail's sender, asking that he no longer be sent information about "Connie and Sally" or "Adam and Steve."...
N.H. man's No. 1 job is dealing with No. 2 (08/28/05)
HUDSON, N.H. -- Nobody thought he was serious. "You're going to do what for a living?" he heard. "You've got to be out of your mind!" But seven years later, John Darrigo is proud of his occupation. He's a professional pooper-scooper. Don't waste his time cracking jokes about his job; he says he's heard them all...
Sex offender accused in family's death may have other victims (08/28/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- As if the twisted saga of Joseph Edward Duncan III were not horrific enough, there is a growing fear that the registered sex offender may have additional young victims in multiple states. Police around the country are taking a closer look at unsolved killings for a possible connection to Duncan, who is accused of killing three people in their Coeur d'Alene-area home in order to abduct two children for sex...
Gulf Coast battens down the hatches for Katrina (08/28/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Low-lying Louisiana parishes called for evacuations Saturday and lines formed at gas stations in New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina appeared to be taking aim at the region while gathering strength over the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico...
Martha Stewart scheduled to be released from home confinement (08/28/05)
KATONAH, N.Y. -- Unless she gets into trouble with her probation officer again, Martha Stewart will gain her freedom this week from her "hideous" home confinement sentence and that bothersome, unstylish electronic anklet. After five months in prison for lying about a stock sale and five months of court-ordered restrictions at her Westchester County estate -- plus three weeks tacked on for misbehaving -- the queen of domestic marketing should be able to move around like any other convicted felon who's done her time.. ...
Northwest strikers say they won't leave their picket lines (08/28/05)
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in support of striking Northwest Airlines workers, one week after union members walked off the job. About 4,400 mechanics, cleaners and custodians represented by the Airline Mechanics Fraternal Association are refusing to take pay cuts and layoffs that would have reduced their ranks by nearly half and the wages of those remaining by about 25 percent. No new talks have been scheduled...
Bush calls for patience on Iraq mission (08/28/05)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush on Saturday asked Americans to be patient with the U.S. military mission in Iraq, a request issued as less than half of those polled supported his war policy and thousands of pro-Bush and anti-war demonstrators competed for attention in his tiny hometown...
Thousands arrive at Crawford ranch for dueling war rallies (08/28/05)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- Several thousand people descended on President Bush's adopted hometown Saturday, most in a cross-country caravan for a pro-Bush rally and others to support an anti-war demonstration led by grieving mother Cindy Sheehan. Bush supporters gathered for an event marking the culmination of the "You don't speak for me, Cindy!" tour, which started last week in California. The crowd of about 1,500 chanted, "Cindy, go home!"...
Experts warn that heavy debt threatens American economy (08/28/05)
You owe $145,000. And the bill is rising every day. That's how much it would cost every American man, woman and child to pay the tab for the long-term promises the U.S. government has made to creditors, retirees, veterans and the poor. And it's not even taking into account credit card bills, mortgages -- all the debt we've racked up personally. Savings? The average American puts away barely $1 of every $100 earned...
Missing teen's mother hopeful arrests in Aruba will produce answers (08/28/05)
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Natalee Hollaway's mother said Saturday she believes "we are going to get answers" in the nearly three-month disappearance of her daughter after two brothers previously detained and released in the case were taken back into custody...
Paris apartment fire sheds light on immigrants' living conditions (08/28/05)
PARIS -- From the street, the apartment building where Alaye Ba lives with his wife and four children has typical Parisian charm: a neat white facade, wooden shutters, lace curtains and a ground-floor cafe. Inside is another story. A rickety wooden staircase winds through mildewed corridors that separate small apartments crammed with African families sleeping four, five or more to a room...
Iraqi charter hits another political snag (08/28/05)
U.S. officials worked furiously to broker a deal on the eve of a parliament session to sign off on the draft constitution. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Five of the top Sunni Arabs in Iraq's government spoke out Saturday against the draft constitution, delivering a major blow to last-minute efforts to craft a document that can win the backing of all ethnic and political groups...
Outcome of Germany's election still uncertain (08/28/05)
BERLIN -- The countdown clock at the Christian Democratic Union's headquarters confidently proclaimed "another 23 days until the change." The party of conservative challenger Angela Merkel is indeed well ahead of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats...
Mass polio vaccinations hampered by rumors, fear (08/28/05)
CIKEUSAL, Indonesia -- Holding her 2-year-old son, Sari listens intently in a ramshackle health clinic as the medical staff assures her and other villagers about the safety of the vaccine being used to fight Indonesia's first polio outbreak in a decade...
John Paul II's aide becomes archbishop (08/28/05)
KRAKOW, Poland -- Pope John Paul II's longtime aide, who worked with the pontiff for 40 years and cradled him in the popemobile after a 1981 assassination attempt, was installed Saturday as archbishop of Krakow. Pope Benedict XVI, who appointed Stanislaw Dziwisz to lead the important diocese, described him as "the best person to hold this position" in a papal bull...
Palestinian bombmaker celebrates Gaza pullout (08/28/05)
JERUSALEM -- Hamas militants released a videotape Saturday purportedly showing a bombmaker believed to top Israel's most-wanted list celebrating the Gaza Strip pullout as a victory for armed resistance. Senior Hamas commander Mohammed Deif, who masterminded the deaths of dozens of Israelis in suicide bombings, also urged the destruction of the Jewish state. ...
Notre Dame continues hot start in softball (08/28/05)
The Notre Dame softball team continued its early season rampage Saturday, as the Bulldogs routed visiting Herculaneum 10-0 in six innings. The Bulldogs (3-0) have outscored their opponents 29-0. Beth Schnurbusch won her second game of the season, pitching all six innings and allowing just one hit. She struck out one and walked none in facing only one batter over the minimum...
Saxony hopes to set pace in Class 1 (08/28/05)
Saxony Lutheran certainly has a long way to go before it can start to call itself a cross country power like that of West Plains -- the Zizzers have a combined 21 state titles in boys and girls cross country -- but coming off its first state title without losing any of its top runners, the Crusaders look primed to add to their state trophy collection...
Tigers pass first test with two wins (08/28/05)
The Central girls tennis team passed its first true test of the season Saturday, recording victories over Parkway Central and Parkway West in a pair of dual matches in the Parkway-SEMO Tournament in St. Louis. "I learned some things about my team today," Central coach Annette Slattery said. "I know we are going to have to do a lot of drilling when it comes to positioning in doubles."...
La Russa's book has left mark on Robinson's career (08/28/05)
'3 Nights in August' was based on a Cards-Cubs series two years ago this weekend, in which the former Southeast player won a game with a home run, but the book was not kind to him. Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan still believes it was somewhat out of character for former Redhawks star Kerry Robinson to sulk and gripe about his lack of playing time with the Cardinals two years ago...
Redhawks open with two losses (08/28/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State first-year head coach Renata Nowacki had a rough debut Saturday as the Redhawks volleyball team opened with a pair of losses. Competing in the St. Clair Corporation/Clarion Hotel Missouri State Invitational, Southeast fell to St. Louis University in four games and to Arkansas-Little Rock in five games...
Fan Speak Aug28 (08/28/05)
Fighting Indians? IF SOUTHEAST Missouri State would have any backbone or guts, and wouldn't have backed down to the NCAA, we still could have been known as the SEMO Indians. The Florida State Seminoles -- they stood up to the NCAA and guess what? They're going to remain the Florida State Seminoles and can use that name and logo during postseason play. ...
Kenseth cruises to victory (08/28/05)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Matt Kenseth used his first victory in over a year to strengthen his frantic push to make NASCAR's playoffs, winning the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night in dominating fashion. Kenseth started from the pole and led a whopping 415 of the 500 laps to win for the first time since March 7, 2004. His team had struggled for most of the past year, but a late-season surge has helped him close in on qualifying for the Chase of the Championship...
Rose holds on to lead at Buick Championship (08/28/05)
Bogey-free and four strokes in front after 36 holes at the Buick Championship in Cromwell, Conn., Justin Rose went over par on No. 37. He kept his poise, though, and was still one stroke in front Saturday. Rose missed a 14-foot par putt on the opening hole and scrambled all day for an even par 70 that had him at 12-under 198. It was just enough to hold off Curtis, who shot a 67 Saturday...
Tigers' first tilt- home game in Preseason NIT (08/28/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri basketball team will open its season at home Nov. 14 in Preseason NIT play against Sam Houston State, the university announced Saturday. The winner of that game advances to play Drexel or Princeton on Nov. 17. Should Missouri advance beyond those two games, the team would head to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals...
Federer favored to defend championship (08/28/05)
No. 7 seed Agassi may be playing in his last U.S. Open. NEW YORK -- Everything seems to be clicking for Roger Federer. He's won an Open-era record 22 straight finals, is 64-3 in matches this year, and has been No. 1 for 82 consecutive weeks. Some have dubbed him "The Federer Express," others "The Maestro."...
Struggling righty pitches two-hitter, keeps Nationals reeling (08/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Jason Marquis was the latest beneficiary of the Washington Nationals' propensity for making mediocre pitchers feel good and look good. Facing the worst offense in the majors, Marquis morphed from unwatchable to unhittable Saturday, snapping a seven-start losing streak by throwing his first career shutout to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past Washington 6-0...
Southeast puts optimism to test Thursday (08/28/05)
Considering how bad things went for Southeast Missouri State football last year, the Redhawks' players and coaches no doubt couldn't wait to get the 2005 season started -- and hopefully begin to make amends. Well, the wait is just about over. Thursday night, the Redhawks have their first crack at erasing the memory of last year's 3-8 disaster that included a 3-5, sixth-place tie in the nine-team Ohio Valley Conference...
Gardens are teaching labs; sunflowers make great teaching aids (08/28/05)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Back when I was growing up, kids would measure the length of their summer vacations against what was happening in the family garden. Around Memorial Day or about the time of the class picnic, the threat of the last frost had passed and the ground was warm enough for planting watermelon seeds. It would take 80 days or so for "Big Bertha" to reach its 40-pound maturity...
Hardesty Week 4 (08/28/05)
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. DAY 8: Took it easy today, just 23 miles, so I could spend the afternoon in Palisade, Minn., a town about the size of Delta...
A room with a view (08/28/05)
ounding the corner to the front of 1320 Broadridge in Jackson, an array of trees appear. Is that a crabapple tree at the entrance of the driveway? A closer look at the green and red cherry-sized apples confirms this speculation. They are rough on the fingers, hard in the palm and just the right size for doll-sized pies...
She's 'selective' with food; he's careless with comment (08/28/05)
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...
Footloose and fashion free (08/28/05)
When it came time for Soni Likens to choose a dress for a special Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce event, one thought ruled her decision: the more hideous the better. That thought, Likens says, pretty much sums up the whole '80s fashion era. Tonight, Likens and other members of the Chamber Young Professionals group will resurrect banana clips, fingerless gloves, Don Johnson-inspired suits and teased hair at an '80s prom at Mollie's Cafe and Bar...
Gathering news: Father goes on quest for infant's reading material (08/28/05)
At 5 a.m. on July 11, after feeding his 2-month-old son, Mike Ellis logged on to the Internet in search of a few newspapers. He found a list at www.newspapers.com and sent this request to one of them: "My name is Mike Ellis. My wife and I recently gave birth to our first child, Carson, on May 5th. ...
Delphine Buhs (08/28/05)
Delphine C. Buhs, 90, of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of William L. and Rosalia Ziegler Buhs. Survivors include a sister, Aleen Huck of St. Louis...
Mildred Mesenbrink (08/28/05)
Mildred Louise Mesenbrink, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Campbell, Mo., daughter of Dr. Noah M. and Cynthia E. Ward Jones. She and Glenn Anderson were married July 18, 1937, in Hayti, Mo. He is deceased. She and Wilhelm Mesenbrink were married Feb. 18, 1978, in Sikeston, Mo. He died Nov. 21, 1988...
Jerry Neal (08/28/05)
Jerry L. Neal, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Bernice Kinnison (08/28/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Alma "Bernice" Kinnison, 88, of Glenallen died Saturday, Aug. 27 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo.
G. Wayne Berryhill (08/28/05)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. --G. Wayne Berryhill, 63, of Villa Ridge, Ill., died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mr. Berryhill was born April 7, 1942, at Tupelo, Miss., son of Jeff and Earlene Hawkins Berryhill. He and Brenda Clifford were married Sept. 5, 1960, in Cairo, Ill. She survives him...
Rodriguez-Williams (08/28/05)
Lisa Marie Rodriguez and Kyle Shane Williams were married May 6, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the groom's mother and stepfather. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. Musicians were Casey and Mark Cook, and vocalists were Mark and Lana Cook, all of Cape Girardeau...
Harris-Maevers (08/28/05)
Jessica Lynn Harris and Landon James Maevers exchanged vows July 22, 2005, at Preston Wood Trails lakeside gazebo in Cape Girardeau. E.D. Francis performed the ceremony. Music was by Dave Boyer of Cape Girardeau, uncle and godfather of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Brenda Harris of Jackson. The groom is the son of Jim and Debbie Maevers of Cape Girardeau...
McGee-Wheelock (08/28/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Private 1st Class Sarah Ashley McGee and E2 Branden Scott Wheelock were married July 28, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of Larry and Nancy Mobley of Sedgewickville. The Rev. Wayne L. Trick of Farmington, Mo., performed the ceremony...
Suedekum-Suhre (08/28/05)
Kelly Lynne Suedekum and Tyson Matthew Suhre were married July 2, 2005, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Short performed the ceremony. Reader was Kristen Newell of Jackson. Organist was Pat Palisch and soloist was Fred Burgard, both of Cape Girardeau...
Nussbaum-Stotler (08/28/05)
Laura Dawn Nussbaum and Bradley Linn Stotler exchanged vows May 4, 2005, on Renaissance Island in Oranjestad, Aruba. The Rev. William G. Buckley performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Lynn and Olivia Burlison of Perkins, Mo. The groom is the son of Ann Stotler of Cape Girardeau and Lee and Carole Stotler of Marble Hill, Mo...
Backfisch-Littlepage (08/28/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Carla Marie Backfisch and Drew Aaron Littlepage were married May 7, 2005, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Music was by Betty Vandeven of Chaffee, Mo. Vocalists were Chris Scherer of Oran, Mo., and Sarah Gregory of Benton...
Gowin-Rhymer (08/28/05)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Phil and Tracy Atherton of Ullin, Ill., and Bret Gowin of Olive Branch announce the engagement of their daughter, Destiny Gowin, to Curt Rhymer. He is the son of Sherry Moore of Vienna, Ill. Gowin is a 1998 graduate of Century High School, and received an associate of arts degree from Shawnee Community College in 2000. She is employed at the State Farm Office in Anna, Ill...
Holzem-Halter (08/28/05)
Michael and Sue Holzem of Oakville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Renae Michelle Holzem, to Bradley Aaron Halter, both of High Ridge, Mo. He is the son of David and Cynthia Halter of Cape Girardeau. Holzem is a 1998 graduate of Ursaline Academy in St. Louis, and a 2002 graduate of Truman State University. She is an executive assistant with Walgreens...
Needhams mark 30 years (08/28/05)
Bill and Delores Needham of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2005. The couple was married Aug. 15, 1975, at First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. Their attendants were Linda Masterson and Jack Ford. Delores was a legal secretary for the city attorney of Cape Girardeau 30 years. The Needhams own Bill Needham Designs...
Sanfords married 60 years (08/28/05)
Mr. and Mrs. William Sanford of Scott City were honored at a dinner Aug. 6, 2005, in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. The event was held at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their children and spouses, Barbara and Larry Spiers of St. Clair, Mo., Becky and Jim Dattilo of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Steve and Brenda Sanford of Scott City...
Police reports 8/28/05 (08/28/05)
The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Fire reports 8/28/05 (08/28/05)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following on Saturday: n At 2:13 p.m., fire alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 4:06 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Sheridan Street. * At 4:46 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Locust Street...
Out of the past 8/28/05 (08/28/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 28, 1980 Repairs to the county courthouse dome in Jackson have been completed by Pyramid Roofing Co. of Sikeston, Mo.; since the new copper on the dome is very obvious compared to the old copper which has turned green, acid is used on the new copper in an effort to artificially turn it green so it will match the older metal...
ID isn't science: It's an attempt to drag religion into science (08/28/05)
There's an old story about a scientist who spends a long time dragging a 3-inch mesh net through a lake. He looks at his catch and afterward tells everyone there are no fish smaller than three inches in the lake. His error is the same as the one David Limbaugh makes in his recent column, "Science and faith," and, ironically, the same one that is made whenever a scientist claims that science rules out the possibility of a Creator...
Welcome back, students (08/28/05)
It easy for year-around Cape Girardeau residents to forget how quiet the town can get during the summer months when schoolchildren and their families are on vacation and Southeast Missouri State University students, faculty and staff are on their summer schedules...
Jackson supports school activities (08/28/05)
To the editor: I want to sincerely thank the Jackson Board of Aldermen for the huge support it provides to the athletic programs of the Jackson School District. The city provides the playing field for boys' baseball. It provides the playing field for girls' softball. It provides the park facility for cross-country meets. It provides the tennis courts for the tennis program...
Dragging God into public schools (08/28/05)
To the editor: In David Limbaugh's recent "Science and faith" column, he states that the argument for intelligent design is not a "concoction" manufactured by "Christians who were already convinced that God created the world but needed a scientific theory around which to wrap their unscientific faith." To bolster this assertion, he cites the writings of several "scientists": Michael Behe, William Dembski and Jonathan Wells...
Wal-Mart wrong to sue family (08/28/05)
To the editor: Concerning the family being sued by Wal-Mart: I have been a registered nurse for 30 years and have never heard of such an atrocity. I worked as a nurse at the Monticello House, where Debbie Shank is a resident. As stated in the article, Debbie was severely injured in a terrible accident when her van was hit by a semi-trailer truck. ...
ID is being used as smokescreen (08/28/05)
To the editor: The recent attempt by the Bush administration to promote intelligent design as a viable criticism to modern evolutionary theory is nothing more than a blatant attempt to draw attention away from more important issues. Evolution is a good theory. ...
Speak Out 8/28/05 (08/28/05)
Good mileage; Road improvements; It could happen to you; Lost dog; Funny and smart; Robertson is right; Stricter regulations; South side problems; See for yourself; You will be missed; School is too small; It's not boring; Movie credits
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