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Sabreliner workers reject contract offer, go on strike (09/01/05)
Both sides plan to meet today to see if there is room for progress in negotiations. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- They've traded the production line for the picket line. Carrying signs that say "Saberliner Unfair," 169 workers for the St. Louis-based company's airplane modification company have gone on strike at facilities in Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and St. Mary...
Three charged in $9,700 check forgery (09/01/05)
A three-week spending spree with forged checks ended with charges against three Illinois residents. Most of the more than $9,700 in merchandise purchased with up to 65 checks has not been recovered, detectives said. The three facing charges were arrested Aug. 23 at the Wal-Mart at 3051 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson...
Parking lot to be clear for game (09/01/05)
When football fans arrive at Houck Stadium for the game at 6 p.m. today every piece of construction equipment and material used to give Houck Field House a face lift will be out of sight...
Local gasoline prices (09/01/05)
Area gasoline prices late Wednesday. The price quoted is per gallon of regular unleaded gas. (Prices rounded to the nearest cent.) * Amerimart No. 5, 865 N. Kingshighway: $2.80 * Rhodes 101, 2109 William St.: $2.80 * Casey's General Store, 920 W. Independence St., Jackson: $2.70...
Mississippi father finally reaches his Cape daughter (09/01/05)
Since the start of Hurricane Katrina, Cape Girardeau resident Chris Pendor has waited for news of her uncle, grandmother and father in both Mississippi and Louisiana. By Wednesday afternoon, all were accounted for except for her father. At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, her fears were relieved when her father called from Slaughter, Miss., about 30 minutes from Baton Rouge, La. Power had finally been restored, although her father was surrounded by a 500-foot wide pile of debris...
Annual telethon set for next week (09/01/05)
On Labor Day, the Cape Girardeau Muscular Dystrophy Association district office will hold a telethon at Auffenberg Autopark on South Kingshighway in conjunction with the national telethon that will be aired on KFVS12 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local segments featuring profiles on area patients with muscular dystrophy will be aired every hour during the national telethon. A look at events held by the local MDA office throughout the year will also be featured...
Southeast alumnus to study language in East Africa (09/01/05)
Southeast Missouri State University graduate Philip Rudd will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, this month on a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant. "I knew that if I wanted to do the research I would need help in funding," Rudd said, because the research can't be done in America and he would need to stay in Kenya for some time...
Region/state digest 09/01/05 (09/01/05)
Blunt seeks seat belts for all new school buses ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Matt Blunt announced plans Wednesday to pass a lap-shoulder seat belt requirement in newly purchased school buses in the state. Blunt said he'd also work with state legislators to devise a funding mechanism so that school districts and taxpayers wouldn't bear the cost. ...
Nation briefs 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
Public divided on whether or not humans evolved WASHINGTON -- Americans are divided over whether humans and other living things evolved over time or have existed in their present form since the beginning of time, according to a new poll. In the poll by the Pew Research Center, 42 percent of those surveyed held strict "creationist" views that "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time." Almost half, 48 percent, said they believed humans have evolved over time. ...
Pa. coroner trying to link 300 fetal remains to anguished families (09/01/05)
PITTSBURGH -- Dozens of women who had abortions or miscarried have contacted the coroner's office to see if their fetuses were among 300 discovered in the garage of a home where a suspended funeral director once lived. The fetuses were found last week in cardboard boxes, plastic bags and Tupperware-like containers inside the padlocked garage of the home of Robert B. Winston Jr.'s ex-wife...
Mayor fears thousands may be dead as New Orleans surrenders streets (09/01/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Authorities all but surrendered the streets of New Orleans to floodwaters, looting and other lawlessness Wednesday as the mayor called for a total evacuation and warned the death toll from Hurricane Katrina could reach into the thousands...
Business digest 09/01/05 (09/01/05)
MasterCard planning public offering of stock NEW YORK -- MasterCard Inc., one of the world's largest credit-card brands, on Wednesday unveiled plans for an initial public offering to help reshape its business during a time of unprecedented competitive and legal challenges mounted by rivals. ...
Gasoline being rationed to retailers (09/01/05)
Gasoline prices leaped nationwide Wednesday as key refineries and pipelines remained crippled by Hurricane Katrina, crimping supplies and leading to caps on the amount of fuel delivered to retailers. The Bush administration agreed to release oil from emergency stockpiles to help Gulf Coast refiners hobbled by a loss of shipments due to Katrina. ...
Katrina expected to slow down steady economic expansion (09/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- Surging energy prices and business disruptions from Hurricane Katrina, likely the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, threaten to slow what has been a steadily expanding economy. The powerful and deadly storm devastated much of the Gulf Coast area, knocking out oil refineries, shuttering businesses and crippling the flow of commerce through ravaged ports...
U.N. agency foresees bird flu spreading from Asia (09/01/05)
ROME -- The bird flu virus that has hit several Asian countries is likely to spread to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the U.N. food agency warned on Wednesday, urging nations at risk to step up surveillance and prepare national emergency plans...
World responds with compassion and shock at the damage (09/01/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- From papal prayers to telegrams from China, the world reacted with an outpouring of compassion Wednesday for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in messages tinged by shock that a disaster of this scale could occur in the United States...
Stampede kills 700 Shiites in Baghdad (09/01/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Trampled, crushed against barricades or plunging into the Tigris River, more than 700 Shiite pilgrims died Wednesday when a procession across a Baghdad bridge was engulfed in panic over rumors that a suicide bomber was at large. Most of the dead were women and children, Interior Ministry spokesman Lt. ...
Chaffee preview: Vickery brings optimism for woeful program (09/01/05)
Charlie Vickery has heard the numerous excuses for the current state of Chaffee's football program. They are too young, they have too few kids to choose from, there simply is not enough talent to work with. Vickery, a Chaffee alumnus, does not want to hear any excuses...
Scott City preview: Flannigan plans encore after eight-win season (09/01/05)
It appears the fourth time was the charm for Scott City. Last season, Terry Flannigan took over as the fourth coach in four years for Scott City's football team. The three previous coaches had combined for just 10 wins. Flannigan's system stuck with the Rams, and the veteran group put up its highest win total since 1999 and its first winning season since 2000 with an 8-2 finish...
Perryville preview: Pirates plan to spread the work around this year (09/01/05)
The pressure could be squarely on Travis Brown's shoulders. He is the leading returning rusher for the Perryville football team, one of just two returning players who scored a touchdown last year and one of the four captains for this year's team. He also is the leading returning tackler...
St. Vincent preview: Commitment to winning is year-round for Indians (09/01/05)
St. Vincent's returning players got a little bit of a reward for winning the 2004 Class 1 state championship. They had a full month off between the final game and the start of preparations for 2005. Of course, the fact the season ended so late -- Nov. 27 with a 21-0 thrashing of East Buchanan in the state title game at the Edward Jones Dome -- and the Christmas holiday was just around the corner played a big part...
Jackson preview: Englehart, Jansen set tone for team with hard work (09/01/05)
Jackson coach Carl Gross doesn't have a lot of returning players from last year's 7-3 team that ended a two-year streak of losing seasons. But he sure can't complain about the few that are back. Nor can he complain about what they did in the offseason to try to build a streak of winning seasons at a school that had just one losing season from 1994 to 2001...
Cape Central preview: Stevens gets comfortable for second season at QB (09/01/05)
Ever since donning the pads as a center during his sixth-grade football season, Central sophomore Garrett Stevens dreamed of lining up at quarterback for the Tigers. Stevens got some experience at the position for Central Junior High during his seventh- and eighth-grade seasons...
Meadow Heights adds girls varsity basketball (09/01/05)
Meadow Heights has seen a quick rise to its girls basketball program. The district started with grade school teams, and within five years Meadow Heights is ready to make a splash at the high school varsity level this season. Meadow Heights will debut its varsity team Nov. 29 at home against Woodland...
Poplar Bluff posts 7-0 victory vs. Red Devils (09/01/05)
Chaffee's second fall softball campaign has brought with it an expanded schedule. The Red Devils joined the SEMO Conference this season and thus added Central, Jackson, Kelly and Poplar Bluff to their schedule. Through its first three conference games, Chaffee (4-2) had won two, but the Red Devils ran into a road block at home Wednesday against Poplar Bluff. Kristen Ploetze no-hit Chaffee and added a two-run home run in a 7-0 win which snapped Chaffee's four-game winning streak...
Central softball ends skid, beats Jackson (09/01/05)
Kelsy Holloway came on in relief of Central starter Sirena Watkins after two batters and held Jackson to just two hits in Central's 5-2 home victory Wednesday. Central snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 2-4. Holloway struck out eight, walked three and allowed one unearned run...
SIU provides first test (09/01/05)
On paper, Southeast Missouri State's early schedule doesn't appear to be conducive to a strong start, but coach Tim Billings figures he'll at least get an early indication of how much the Redhawks have improved. Tonight's opener against highly regarded Southern Illinois -- set for 6 p.m. at Houck Stadium -- should be quite a measuring stick all by itself...
Katrina hits close to home for Willoughby (09/01/05)
The Southeast basketball player's immediate family left Biloxi, Miss., for Tallahassee, Fla., before the storm. Terrick Willoughby could only watch in horror the televised news reports that revealed the death and destruction in Biloxi, Miss., courtesy of Hurricane Katrina...
After failing to meet expectations in 2004, Redhawks hope to exceed them this time around (09/01/05)
It's virtually back to square one for Southeast Missouri State football and coach Tim Billings. Billings was hired to turn around a floundering program in 2000. The first two years were understandably tough, followed by an 8-4 season in 2002 that represented the Redhawks' best record since 1969...
Ohio Valley Conference preview (09/01/05)
EASTERN ILLINOIS ** n Coach: Bob Spoo, 110-95-1 at EIU (18 years) * Last year: 5-6 overall, 4-4 OVC (fourth) * Returning starters: 20 (10 offense, 8 defense, 2 specialists) * Preseason OVC ranking: No. 4 * Five players to watch: RB Vincent Webb (1,106 yards, 12 TD), WR Ryan Voss (46 receptions, 784 yards, 7 TD), C Pascal Matla, DE Kory Lothe (46 tackles, 6 sacks), CB Ben Brown (49 tackles, 5 INT)...
Unit has nowhere to go but up (09/01/05)
Southeast Missourian By Southeast Missouri State coach Tim Billings' own admission, there is absolutely no other way to put it: The Redhawks' defense was horrible last year. Marked improvement within that unit this season figures to be vital if Southeast has any hopes of bouncing back from its 3-8 record in 2004...
Redhawks try to replace known commodities with athleticism, speedy newcomers (09/01/05)
While the defense took the bulk of the blame for Southeast Missouri State's dismal season last year, the Redhawks' offense wasn't exactly stellar either. And, after many of the key components from that unit completed their eligibility in 2004, there are loads of question marks for the Redhawks' offense...
Zook has pieces in place to improve Illinois from its 4-19 record over last two seasons (09/01/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Last fall, Ron Zook was fired in the midst of a 7-4 season at Florida. The same record this fall surely would earn him a raise at Illinois. The Illini are 9-26 since winning the Big Ten title in 2001. They've defeated only one conference opponent in the past two seasons, a descent to mediocrity that cost Ron Turner his job last November...
St. Joseph fall dinner to be served Sept. 11 (09/01/05)
American Red Cross to hold series of blood drives (09/01/05)
The American Red Cross will hold a series of blood and platelet drives through Tuesday in Cape Girardeau in response to Hurricane Katrina, which has taxed local blood supplies. The drives will be held at 20 S. Mount Auburn Road today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (platelet only), Monday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (platelet only)...
Community digest 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
Stores team up for relief effort, donations Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Clubs have teamed up with the Salvation Army to collect monetary donations for ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Salvation Army is not collecting material goods at this time and will be involved for the long term relief efforts. ...
Cape American Legion Post 63 receives flag (09/01/05)
Air Force Master Sgt. Roger D. Cato, a Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University graduate, recently sent a flag flown by his Air Force C-130 Transportation Unit over Iraq and Afghanistan to the Louis K. Juden American Legion Post 63 in Cape Girardeau...
Pinkel tries to get his rebuilding task on track (09/01/05)
Missouri has a rallying cry for what the school hopes is a return to prominence: Remember Aaron O'Neal. "One thing they are going to do, without question, is dedicate this season to Aaron," Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said. "That kind of just changes everything...
Landscape changes, but USC still team to beat (09/01/05)
What's new in college football in 2005? Plenty, starting with nearly 20 percent of Division I-A head coaches. Eight conferences will use instant replay for the first time, six leagues will welcome first-year members and a new poll will help determine which teams play in the Bowl Championship Series...
With rebuilt defense, Rams eye playoff run (09/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- During their glory days from 1999 to 2001, the St. Louis Rams had more than enough offense to make up for any deficiencies on the other side of the ball. Now, balance might be the calling card as the Rams, somehow a playoff team last season despite a .500 record, retool for another run. The offense has been in the middle of the pack, and most of the team's high-profile offseason moves came on a defense that will have five new starters...
Seahawks reload in hopes of defending NFC West title (09/01/05)
CHENEY, Wash. -- Funny how a coach goes from genius to dummy and maybe back again, depending on his players and record. Mike Holmgren looked positively brilliant as an assistant coach in San Francisco and a head coach in Green Bay when they took regular trips to the Super Bowl...
Winds have an effect on play but cause no upsets (09/01/05)
NEW YORK -- Wispy Maria Sharapova was one strong gust away from getting knocked over, though not out, at the U.S. Open. "I'm really glad I had a piece of chocolate cake last night," she joked, "otherwise I would have been blown away. It made me heavier."...
Hermida makes history, but Cardinals hang on for win (09/01/05)
MIAMI -- Florida's Jeremy Hermida became the second player to hit a grand slam in his first major-league at-bat and the first to do it as a pinch-hitter, connecting in the seventh inning off the St. Louis Cardinals' Al Reyes in the Marlins' 10-5 loss Wednesday night...
Health briefs/calendar 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
Briefs ** Conference to cover HIV, flu ** The annual primary care conference for advanced practice nurses will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the University Center of Southeast Missouri State University. Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP, will be the featured speaker. She will speak on infectious diseases, "the big four: HIV, hepatitis, herpes and SARS," and will give an update on the avian flu...
On top of the world: TOPS program helps Fruitland man lose 116 pounds (09/01/05)
Talk to John Rhodes of Fruitland about his recent weight loss, and he makes it sound easy. Rhodes has so far lost 116 pounds from his 6-foot, 1-inch frame since December. He still wants to lose another 15. He changed his eating habits through his participation in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)...
A chance to settle diet wars via metabolic typing (09/01/05)
In last week's column, I cheekily proclaimed it's safe to love carbs again. As predicted, I heard from my share of Atkins adherents holding down the fort for their high-protein, low-carb diet. Even though carbs (of the "healthy" variety) are coming back in style, there are still quite a few gluten-intolerants among us. Dr. Joseph Mercola, author of "Total Health," goes so far as to claim grains as the main culprit in our nation's ill health because they disturb insulin levels...
Reclaiming New Orleans (09/01/05)
Sept. 1, 2005 Dear Leslie, Anyone who has spent time in New Orleans is second lining today -- for the people who have died along the Gulf Coast because of Hurricane Katrina and for the thousands whose day-to-day lives have been devastated. Mourning may be due New Orleans itself, now mostly under water...
Rev. Anthony Johnson (09/01/05)
The Rev. Anthony Wayne Johnson, 57, of Spring, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Houston Northwest Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was formerly pastor at Alexander County Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Ill., and at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Crump...
William Gifford (09/01/05)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- William McGinnis Gifford, 77, of East Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at his home. He was born May 8, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va., son of William Scott and Violet Virginia Adkins Gifford. He and Audrey Darlene Ashline were married Jan. 5, 1948, in Kankakee, Ill. She died Jan. 20, 2001...
Mark Molengraft (09/01/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Mark E. Molengraft, 46, of Patton died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at his home. He was born April 15, 1959, in Naperville, Ill., son of Gene Harold and Carole Nettie Weston Molengraft. Molengraft was a mechanic several years. Survivors include two brothers, Scott Molengraft of Naperville and Steve Molengraft of Patton...
Eulleen Friese (09/01/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eulleen May Friese, 64, of Perryville died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 20, 1940, at Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Andrew and Jennie Pullem Pillars. She and Loy Friese were married Sept. 28, 1957. He died Sept. 26, 1995...
Dorris Lincoln (09/01/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dorris S. Lincoln, 92, of Lake of Egypt, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at the home of a daughter. She was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Versailles, Mo., daughter of George R. and Margaret Cox Neilson. She and William Elzie Ray Lincoln were married March 30, 1930. He died March 31, 1987...
Irma Kroenung (09/01/05)
Irma M. Albrecht Kroenung of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. Wife of the late Erwin D. Kroenung; dear mother of Glenn (Barbara) and Paul (Susan) Kroenung; grandmother of Eugene, Phillip, Jill, Joseph and Jeffrey, Mary and Kenneth; dear great-grandmother of 11; sister-in-law; aunt; great-aunt; cousin; and friend...
Raymond Tipton (09/01/05)
Raymond Harold Tipton, 84, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., entered into the arms of the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Beloved husband of the late Marie Williams of Hope, Ark.; loving father of Barbara (Lindell) Bast of St. Louis, Cathy (Richard) Walton of Jackson; Raymond H. (Nanci) Tipton Jr. of Edmund, Okla.; dear grandfather of 10; dear great-grandfather of four; brother-in-law; uncle; cousin; and friend...
Winfred Caldwell (09/01/05)
Winfred Steven Caldwell, 60, of Jackson left his earthly life Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, to join his heavenly father. He passed away in Indianapolis, Ind., as a result of a truck accident. He was born Sept. 11, 1944, in Southern Pines, N.C., son of Sid Moore and Eleanor Harloe Moore Caldwell. He was later adopted by James Caldwell. He and Lynda King Lorenz were married Jan. 8, 2000, in Jackson...
Melville Welker (09/01/05)
Melville A. Welker, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Births 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
Torres; Broshuis; Essner; Fox; Freeman; Hennessy; Baer
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
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Out of the past 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 1, 1980 The director of University Schools, Dr. John E. Koenig, has been named public service division chairman for the 1980 to 1981 United Way campaign; Koenig will select workers to contact city and state employees, public and parochial schools, Southeast Missouri State University and employees of United Way agencies...
Who's the deadbeat? (09/01/05)
From time to time there is a flurry of Speak Out comments about parents, mostly fathers, who don't make court-ordered child-support payments on time -- or at all. For some time now the Family Support Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services has used computerized databases to track down deadbeat dads. On average, the division receives more than $40 million a month in child-support payments that have to be distributed to custodial parents...
Bible clear on days of creation (09/01/05)
To the editor: In response to Janice Watrous' rebuttal -- "Evolution: What's the fuss about?" -- to a David Limbaugh column: Yes, to God a thousand years is as a day and vice versa. However, if Watrous will take the time to read the account of creation in Genesis 1, after each day of creation it states, "And the evening and the morning were the first day ... second day" through to the sixth day. An evening and a morning clearly indicate a 24-hour day...
Speak Out 9/1/05 (09/01/05)
Respectful coverage; Can't afford to play; Rely on faith; No need for math; Not showing dignity; Help themselves; Positive pastime; Panhandling swindle; Work-zone speeding; Watching the hurricane; Too much debt; Can't afford fuel; Labor heroes; Long-hair fashions; Eating too fast
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