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Stories from Monday, August 29, 2005

Interior design seminar goes from bad to better (08/29/05)
"Crowded." "Chaotic." "Confusing." Those were some of the words used to describe the room that interior decorator Jill Chrusciel designed in the 2005 Designer ShowHouse of Ideas. However, Chrusciel was planning on that reaction. The response came from an audience of about 25 attending Chrusciel's lecture, "Nurturing your Environment." The Sunday talk was one of a series given during "Bare Bones Weekend," in which the showhouse was presented as-is, before the designers had a chance to carry out their visions.. ...
Air travel boosted in Poplar Bluff thanks to grant (08/29/05)
Grant to permit daily passenger flights; Cape airport seeks money for another daily round-trip. A federal grant subsidizing new passenger air service to Poplar Bluff will have an uncertain impact on Cape Girardeau's business, airport manager Bruce Loy said...
School board may withdraw from lawsuit (08/29/05)
Cape Girardeau's public schools could receive more than $3.86 million in added state funding over the next seven fiscal years combined. That has Cape Girardeau School District officials looking at whether to withdraw from a lawsuit in which more than 200 school districts challenged the state's old funding formula on the grounds that it was inequitable and inadequate...
Digital wave growing but vinyl keeps turning (08/29/05)
Paul MacDougall of Cape Girardeau is a member of the old school of music collectors. He doesn't download music off the Internet. "I don't have the patience to download an album," he says. He doesn't carry an iPod around, and most of MacDougall's record collection is exactly that -- a record collection, vinyl...
Community briefs 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
Cape library's card sign-up held this month The Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark St., invites potential patrons to sign up for a library card during September, Library Card Sign-Up Month. The card is free. Also this month, the Great Books 2005 series co-sponsored by the Center for Regional History and the library will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. ...
East Cape Girardeau resident's family homestead designated Centennial Farm (08/29/05)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- An Illinois farm has been recognized for over 100 years of family ownership. Trudy Shumaker Peeler of East Cape Girardeau and Susan Shumaker Ramage of Metropolis, Ill., are both owners of the Shumaker Farm in Villa Ridge. To qualify as a Centennial Farm, a straight or collateral line of descendants must own the agricultural property for at least 100 years...
Cape Girardeau Board of Education agenda 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
Special meeting ** Today, 5:30 p.m. 301 N. Clark Ave. Action Item * Set tax rate for 2005-2006 school year. Regular meeting Today, 6 p.m. Appearance * State Rep. Nathan Cooper is scheduled to speak to the board. Action Items * Motion to approve fund transfer...
Radicals may be planning protest of soldier's funeral (08/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Family and friends readying themselves for Spc. Blake W. Hall's funeral can only hope it will not be hampered by media-hungry radicals. On Aug. 21, Hall, a 20-year-old native of East Prairie, was killed near Baylough, Afghanistan, by a road side bomb referred to by the military as an "improvised explosive device."...
Community cuisine 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
All-you-can-eat fish fry at Eisleben Lutheran...
Military news 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
Area man reports for deployment to Iraq...
Community Q&A 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
n Name: Cheryle Dillon; maiden name was Moore....
State's Medicaid cuts result in low official objection rate (08/29/05)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The public outcry over Missouri's Medicaid cuts seemed significant -- Capitol protests, critical editorials, frequent news conferences by advocates for the poor and disabled. But officially, the Department of Social Services reports a mere whimper of objection...
Missouri law bans children from sharing prescription drugs at school now in effect (08/29/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Farmington Senior High School principal David Waters watched as some students were hospitalized after taking prescription medicines they shouldn't have, and he knew they needed help. But it was tough to get them services through the juvenile justice system...
Museum system hires both finalists for job (08/29/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Union Station liked the finalists for its museum director's position so much that it hired both of them. They will have different jobs, though. Former New York Transit Museum director Terrie S. Rouse will oversee all of Union Station's museum operations: Science City and the coming KC Rail Experience, both located in the station, and Corinthian Hall in the city's historic northeast...
Big Easy in Hurricane Katrina's path (08/29/05)
City faces 'worst-case scenario' with major direct hit by hurricane predicted. NEW ORLEANS -- A monstrous Hurricane Katrina barreled toward New Orleans on Sunday with 160-mph wind and a threat of a 28-foot storm surge, forcing a mandatory evacuation of the below-sea-level city and prayers for those who remained to face a doomsday scenario...
New process may lead to blood test for mad cow disease (08/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- One of the biggest hurdles in fighting ailments such as mad cow disease and its human version has been the lack of a way to diagnose the illness. A new process may point the way to a useful blood test. Transfusions can spread the disease among people, but there is no practical test to detect it. That is why blood donors are carefully screened to weed out people who have lived or visited in certain areas where they might have become infected...
Study finds coffee to be top source of healthy antioxidants (08/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- When the Ink Spots sang "I love the java jive and it loves me" in 1940, they could not have known how right they were. Coffee not only helps clear the mind and perk up the energy, it also provides more healthful antioxidants than any other food or beverage in the American diet, according to a study released Sunday...
Heavy debt load makes Americans vulnerable (08/29/05)
Editor's note: Growing debt has long been a concern in the United States, from individuals buying on credit to Washington budgets. But many economists are now warning that runaway spending and borrowing have the nation on track toward a major economic crash. The second in a three-part series, this story looks at scenarios in which debt could cause a major economic setback...
Almanac warns of fluctuations in winter temps (08/29/05)
The National Weather Service questions the accuracy of such long-range forecasts, but almanac officials say its predictions stack up. LEWISTON, Maine -- Get your sweaters, mittens and hats ready. The Farmers' Almanac warns that the coming winter will bring unusually sharp fluctuations in temperature, and says readers "may be reminded of riding a roller, or in this case, 'polar' coaster."...
France taking on bigger role in U.S. war against terrorism (08/29/05)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- As the going gets tougher for the U.S. military in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region, one ally has stepped up despite a recent straining of ties: France. Paris has significantly boosted its military presence in Central Asia and Afghanistan, plus in nearby seas, as both it and Washington nurture their budding rapprochement after a bitter falling out over the Iraq war...
Iraq finishes new constitution but without Sunni approval (08/29/05)
Shiite and Kurds push ahead with draft charter; referendum scheduled for Oct. 15. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After weeks of haggling and four missed deadlines, it was finally over. Unable to win Sunni Arab approval, negotiators forwarded Iraq's new constitution to voters who will decide whether it is the foundation for a democratic future or a political disaster...
Iran seeks IAEA negotiations over nuclear enrichment issue (08/29/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Sunday rejected what it termed conditional negotiations with Europe over Tehran's nuclear program and said it wanted instead to have talks with the U.N.'s international nuclear watchdog agency. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said any future nuclear negotiations would not include the United States, which contends Iran wants to build atomic weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is solely to produce electricity...
Girls cross country preview (08/29/05)
Cross country ** Central ** Coach: Mark Hahn Assistant coach: Lindsay Gross Last year's finish: Class 4 District 1 champions Returning starters: Liz Alberson, sr.; Heather Deisher, so.; Allison Dohogne, sr.; Hannah Lewis, sr.; Emily Ponder, jr.; Linnea Woldtvedt, sr...
Redhawks volleyball goes winless in first tourney of season (08/29/05)
Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team concluded the opening weekend of the 2005 season with an 0-3 record, dropping all three of its games in the Missouri State Invitational. The host Bears swept the Redhawks on Sunday, winning 30-22, 30-15 and 30-21...
The rough riders: About 100 cyclists compete in Cape Mountain Bike Challenge (08/29/05)
About 100 cyclists Southeast Missourian The eight-year mountain bike racing silence in Southeast Missouri was broken on Sunday as about 100 bikers participated in Cyclewerx's inaugural Cape Mountain Bike Challenge. The turnout at the event, which took place at the corner of Lexington and Old Sprigg at the Delaware Park Trail, was mediocre for a mountain bike race, but directors Dustin Gross and John Dodd were content with the smaller crowd...
Faxon shoots final-round 61, captures Buick title in playoff (08/29/05)
Brad Faxon rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Buick Championship over Tjaart van der Walt, his first victory since 2001. Faxon tied the course record in regulation with a 9-under 61, a personal best for the 44-year-old. Faxon, who made the 36-hole cut on the number, won $774,000 for his eighth PGA Tour victory...
Kenseth zooms into contention for the Chase (08/29/05)
A victory on Saturday night put the driver into the thick of the battle. BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Jeff Gordon is in, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is out and Matt Kenseth suddenly is knocking on the door. The typical bumping and banging at Bristol Motor Speedway shuffled the championship standings, ensuring the race to make the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship will go down to the wire...
Broncos expected to release Clarett (08/29/05)
Maurice Clarett's first stab at the NFL will end the same way his last two seasons on the sideline did: no carries, no yards, one big disappointment. Unable to practice much or play at all during the preseason, Clarett will be released by the Denver Broncos later this week, his agent said Sunday...
Hawaiian team wins title on walk-off home run (08/29/05)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Michael Memea rounded third with his right hand held high, barreling toward his jubilant teammates after his home run in the bottom of the seventh capped a stunning comeback to give West Oahu of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, the Little League World Series title...
Italian heats up, defeats American in title match (08/29/05)
ARDMORE, Pa. -- Bobby Jones made history on the 11th hole at Merion Golf Club. Seventy-five years later, Edoardo Molinari made a statement there. The 24-year-old Italian dropped a 40-foot birdie putt at No. 11 to complete a six-hole turnaround and extend his lead to three holes, then went on to beat American Dillon Dougherty 4 and 3 to win the U.S. Amateur championship on Sunday...
Rams, Lions to give starters more time (08/29/05)
DETROIT -- Other than on Thanksgiving, the nation has rarely had a chance to see how bad the Detroit Lions have been in recent years. The Lions haven't played a nationally televised game in prime time since 2001, when St. Louis beat them 35-0 -- one of their NFL-high 48 losses the past four years...
Makeshift Cards triumph (08/29/05)
Even with Cal Eldred making a spot start and Albert Pujols ejected, St. Louis beat the Nationals 6-0. WASHINGTON -- Jim Bowden strode into the Washington Nationals clubhouse, the door slamming shut behind him. The general manager had just finished watching his team get shut out for the second straight game against a surprise starter, and his defense and pitching weren't exactly stellar, either, in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals...
Sports briefs 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
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Chez Natchez takes spot held by Rose of Broadway (08/29/05)
In Cape Girardeau, Kathy Broussard's last name is synonymous with gumbo, crawfish and jambalaya. That's because 20 years ago, she and her ex-husband started Broussard's, the restaurant that today is a local Cajun food institution that converts on some nights into an escape for blues and rock 'n' roll lovers...
MTV Video Music Awards splash down in Miami (08/29/05)
MIAMI -- MTV dodged two major disasters -- one from nature, the other from the barrel of a gun -- as the Video Music Awards unfolded Sunday night with flashy performances, over-the-top bling and a few blasts from the past. The annual bash was briefly overshadowed by Hurricane Katrina, which hit southern Florida on Thursday and killed several people. ...
Fusion Lounge hopes to make most of hot spot (08/29/05)
Brad Robey hopes customers won't judge his attempt by the failures of others. Indigo. Our House. Rufus Mudsucker's. Papa Bears. What do these names have in common? They're all bars that made a go of it in downtown Cape Girardeau at 2 N. Main St. in the past two decades, each with varying degrees of success except the one that matters most:...
Instant inventories: New lab makes radio frequency identification work better (08/29/05)
MADISON, Wis. -- Alfonso Gutierrez smiles as boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese tagged with tiny chips zip around a conveyor belt and pass under a reader that instantly displays information about the product. "It's going fast," said Gutierrez, who heads a new university research lab dedicated to helping businesses deploy the technology that could one day replace the bar code...
People on the move 08/29/05 (08/29/05)
Vets home names winner of Leadership Award Clemmie Geiser, head of the housekeeping and laundry department at the Missouri Veterans Home, was chosen by her co-workers for the quarterly Leadership Award. The last quarter winner for this award was Victoria Scherer...
Business memo 08/29/05 (08/29/05)
Wieser Hyundai No. 1 for customer satisfaction Jerry Wieser and his team at Wieser Hyundai have been named No. 1 in a ranking of customer service satisfaction among dealerships in District 8 for the second quarter of 2005. During those three months, Hyundai says that Wieser Hyundai demonstrated that meeting and exceeding customer expectations was a top priority...
Horseweed becoming a pest in California (08/29/05)
What makes the weed's adaptation to herbicides such a nuisance is how fast it reproduces and how big it grows. PARLIER, Calif. -- Horseweed was once merely a nuisance to farmers -- hard to pull out, quick to sprout back after cutting and capable of towering over tractors...
Ethel Wynn (08/29/05)
Cairo, Ill. -- Ethel Wynn, 94, of Cairo died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Arrangements are incomplete with Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo.
Jerry Neal (08/29/05)
Jerry L. Neal, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Newellton, La., son of Frank and Estelle Fowler Neal. He and Naomi Ruth Smith were married Oct. 29, 1956, in Hernando, Miss. Neal was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the army from Oct. ...
Esther Kirby (08/29/05)
Esther K. Kirby, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Marie Esswein (08/29/05)
Martinsburg, W. Va. -- Marie A. Esswein, 105, of Martinsburg died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. She was born in February of 1900 in Cape Girardeau to Frederick E. and Wilhemina Lehne Schrader. Esswein was the widow of Edwin H. Esswein. Interment will be in Long Beach, Calif. Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg is in charge of the arrangements...
Lillie Heavener (08/29/05)
Miner, Mo. -- Lillie Mae Heavener, 84, of Miner died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Athens, Ala., daughter of Bennie and Minnie Roberts Holt. She and George Heavener were married Jan. 13, 1940. He died July 10, 1985...
Gilbert Amschler (08/29/05)
Perryville, Mo. -- Gilbert A. "Gib" Amschler, 96, of Perryville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. He was born Jan. 13, 1909, in Old Appleton, Mo., son of George and Sophia Unterreiner Amschler. He and Olivia Buchheit were married May 23, 1933, in Apple Creek, Mo...
Mary Tucker (08/29/05)
Perryville, Mo. -- Mary L. Tucker, 91, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of Leon and Lillie Glisplier O'Mara. She and Herman Tucker were married Nov. 29, 1934, in Perryville...
Delphine Buhs (08/29/05)
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. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and the Council of Catholic Women...
Alma Kinnison (08/29/05)
Glenallen, Mo. -- Alma "Bernice" Kinnison, 88, of Glenallen died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1917, daughter of Thomas and Clara Funke Myrick. Kinnison was a retired bookkeeper for Glaser Drug Co. in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of Glenallen United Methodist Church...
Cape police report 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 08/29/05 (08/29/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 7:09 p.m., alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 8:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. * At 9:23 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 29, 1980 After weeks of considering proposals from three engineering companies, the county court has awarded the contract for aerial photography and real estate mapping of Cape Girardeau County as the initial stages in the county's planned reassessment...
Laugh a little and you'll feel a lot better (08/29/05)
Life is better when you laugh. Whether you're 9 or 79, whether you're rich or poor, whether you have an incurable disease or not, you should laugh as often as possible. I'm convinced that laughter heals much of what goes wrong with us. I've been a comedian since I was 5 years old, so I've seen a lot of healing...
A time to mourn (08/29/05)
The death of Army Sgt. Robert G. Davis of Jackson Aug. 18 in Afghanistan brought the ultimate tragedy of war home to Southeast Missouri for the first time since the Vietnam War. Davis grew up in Cape Girardeau and graduated from high school in Jackson, where he had just bought a home. An estimated 200 mourners attended his military funeral Friday in Jackson...
Gravestone story: Silly reporting (08/29/05)
To the editor: It was silly to suggest in a recent Associated Press article, "Troops' gravestones have Pentagon slogans'" that the government is inscribing "Operation Iraqi Freedom" on the headstones of service members for political purposes. The Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for providing headstones for veterans, has always inscribed the names of wars on the headstones of veterans. "Operation Iraqi Freedom" is the official name for the current conflict in Iraq...
Have Americans had enough yet? (08/29/05)
To the editor: David Limbaugh's lockstep position on so-called intelligent design mirrors that of the president. It is not surprising, since both have spent years pandering to the radical religious right. What is next? Faith healer Oral Roberts as surgeon general? What about minister, vitamin peddler and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson as America's roving ambassador?...
Dodgeballers are future leaders (08/29/05)
To the editor: I was relieved to read in your Aug. 23 edition that the Jackson Board of Aldermen and members of the Jackson Underground Dodgeball League has finally reached what is, I hope, a compromise for the playing of future dodgeball events. From what I've observed, many members of the JUDL are promising future leaders in our community. ...
Local filmmakers feel slighted (08/29/05)
To the editor: Word has it that some people in positions of influence have been working hard to blackball and minimize our local film organization, the Cape Filmmakers Cooperative. We have been told that the CFC will not be allowed to participate with the production of "Killshot" when it shoots in Cape Girardeau, when just days before we were but one of two entities that were going to be suggested to the production crew...
Speak Out 8/29/05 (08/29/05)
Business ties; Long-hair worries; Fun and exercise; Open to other ideas; Thanks, Heidi; Heidi deserves the best; Crabgrass path; Church isn't fun; Adoption subsidies; Is it feasible?; Re-evaluating needs; Heidi will be missed; Fleeting fame; Too much rudeness; Musical preparation; Column will be missed; No parenting test; Students don't care; Goodbye and good luck; Heidi's quirky ideas
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