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Stories from Saturday, September 3, 2005

Fire, smoke at Penney's forces evacuation of mall (09/03/05)
Fire erupted in a storeroom at J.C. Penney Friday evening, forcing the evacuation of West Park Mall. Cape Girardeau firefighters quickly subdued the blaze, which was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. The cause of the fire was undetermined at press time...
SEMO enrolling displaced students (09/03/05)
Southeast Missouri State University has begun enrolling college students who were displaced from their schools due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. The action comes at the request of the board of regents after regent Al Spradling III made the recommendation at a meeting Thursday...
Employees at Sabreliner accept new contract (09/03/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Less than a week after Sabreliner employees in three Southeast Missouri facilities went on strike, members of Teamsters Local 600 voted to accept a contract that will send the 165 employees back to work after Labor Day. The vote was 100 to 65 to accept the new contract for the employees at the company's facilities in Perryville, St. Mary and Ste. Genevieve...
Blunt maintains fuel-tax holiday a bad idea (09/03/05)
A Democratic Party call to give Missourians a break on their fuel taxes ran out of gas before it moved very far down the road. The Missouri Legislature begins a special session Tuesday. Abortion restrictions and bills to fix errors and contradictions in laws passed earlier this year top the session's agenda. Democrats wanted Republican Gov. Matt Blunt to expand the agenda to include a fuel-tax holiday, but he refused...
Blue Cross president speaks to business leaders at meeting (09/03/05)
Want to see how health care in America should work? Stuart Campbell says just look at Lasik surgery. "It allows Americans to vote with their pocketbook," said Campbell, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield for Missouri and Wisconsin. "The price has gone down dramatically. It introduced good old American competition."...
City will hold public meeting on Broadway work (09/03/05)
A public meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss improvement plans for the reconstruction of the intersection at Broadway and Clark Street. The project will involve modifications to the intersection of Broadway and Clark Street by adding left turn lanes, upgrading the traffic signal equipment, new pavement construction and storm water and utility improvements...
Motorcyclist dies from two-vehicle collision Friday (09/03/05)
A Cape Girardeau man died in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 34, two miles east of Marble Hill, Mo., Friday morning. The accident occurred when a motorcyclist attempted to pass a garbage truck while it was making a left turn, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol at Poplar Bluff, Mo...
School shows support for troops (09/03/05)
The bulletin board in the main hallway at Eagle Ridge Christian School is covered with snapshots of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and a plea for prayers on their behalf. On Friday, students showed up wearing red polo shirts as part of an effort to show support for the troops...
Guard, Red Cross send more people to help (09/03/05)
This weekend, area residents in the American Red Cross, the National Guard and the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team will reach their final destinations in Alabama and Louisiana to continue relief efforts. Dr. Shannon T. Kirchhoff, an orthodontist in Cape Girardeau, was called Wednesday and deployed Thursday to Baton Rouge, La., with DMORT, which is under the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA...
Beth Moore comes to Cape via TV broadcast (09/03/05)
The best-selling author focuses her ministry on women and their relationship with God. Carla Tilley remembers being awed by the humbleness of Living Proof Live speaker Beth Moore bowing on the floor to pray at a conference in 2003. "She's such an inspired speaker," said Tilley, of Cape Girardeau. "She helps you to understand scriptures so much easier."...
Religion briefs 9/3/05 (09/03/05)
Today; Youth revival at Faith Tabernacle Church, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact the Rev. Timothy Lee at 382-2884.; Sunday; Back-to-school social at Trinity Lutheran Church from 3 to 5 p.m. at Perryville City Park. ; Tuesday; Grace United Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship, a business meeting and a program. ; Wednesday; The Rev. Mark Duplantis will minister at Christ Church of the Heartland at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Creative monotony helps one find God (09/03/05)
Have you ever felt you must always try something new when things became boring? Or believed if one was where God intended, life would be constantly interesting and exciting? I never enjoyed repetitious, dull chores because I felt my time was being wasted. Consequently, I hastened to think of other things to do. However, my perspective changed after I discovered that monotony and repetition have a beauty and purpose all their own...
Trinity book 9/3 (09/03/05)
Heinrich Puntmann was run over by a wagon or a cart and killed in 1881. Karl Klingemann was burned to death after falling into a hot brewing kettle in 1863. Heinrich Almstedt died from drinking too much cold water in 1893. The plain black and white pages of Trinity Lutheran Church's new genealogy tell a colorful story about the church's early years and the struggles and triumphs of its members...
Railroads, grain elevators in limbo following Katrina (09/03/05)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The grain elevators that take in corn, soybeans and wheat from Midwest farmers and the railroads that move them are waiting to see what impact Hurricane Katrina will have on them. More than half of U.S. ...
Two buildings deemed fire hazards cleared in Paris (09/03/05)
PARIS -- Police evicted about 140 mainly African squatters, some sobbing or screaming, from two dilapidated buildings Friday as authorities began a sweep of dwellings deemed fire hazards following two deadly blazes. ...
Court to hear arguments over base closing (09/03/05)
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge will hear arguments next week in Missouri's effort to stop the federal base closings commission from closing an Air National Guard unit in St. Louis. Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed a motion for preliminary injunction against relocation of 19 fighter jets from the 131st Fighter Wing to bases in Nevada and Montana...
General says Iraqis will handle security for fall elections (09/03/05)
WASHINGTON -- U.S.-trained Iraqi police and military forces will handle most of the security duties during nationwide voting in October and December, so the American military is likely to send only a few thousand extra troops to Iraq for that mission, a senior U.S. commander said Friday...
Black market for tickets is dark side of theme park tourism (09/03/05)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Roberto Alvarez was jealous of the amount of time his girlfriend spent with the head of a crime family that dealt in millions of dollars of contraband, so he became a confidential informant for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement...
Jury convicts 21-year-old of $10 million arson (09/03/05)
BALTIMORE -- A man was found guilty Friday of masterminding Maryland's largest residential arson -- a cluster of fires last December that caused $10 million in damage at a subdivision under construction. Patrick Walsh, 21, was found guilty in federal court of conspiracy and all 34 arson counts for planning and helping set fires at the Hunters Brooke development in Indian Head. No one was hurt, but a family of five had to flee the flames, which destroyed 10 homes and severely damaged 16...
Katrina donations top $200 million (09/03/05)
Americans are responding to Hurricane Katrina with a massive outpouring of giving, at times overwhelming call centers and computer servers set up by charities to field donations. Total donations passed the $200 million mark by Friday, four days after the storm slammed into the Gulf Coast. The bulk of those funds were collected by the American Red Cross, which said it has raised $196.9 million from individuals and corporations...
Some jeer; some nearly faint with joy (09/03/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The cavalry finally arrived. With a cigar-chomping general in front, a camouflaged-green convoy of at least three-dozen troop vehicles and supply trucks rolled through floodwaters Friday into a desperate city where some storm survivors had died waiting for food, water and medicine...
Iraqi officials set Oct. 19 for start of Saddam Hussein's trial (09/03/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi authorities have set Oct. 19 as the date for the start of the trial of Saddam Hussein, an official said Friday. The Iraqi official said authorities wanted the trial to start soon after Iraqis finish the referendum on the new constitution Oct. 15...
Vietnam celebrates the 60th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh (09/03/05)
HANOI, Vietnam -- Veterans with medal-covered uniforms were among about 13,000 people who celebrated Vietnam's National Day on Friday by parading through Ba Dinh Square, where beloved late president Ho Chi Minh declared independence 60 years ago. The veterans were accompanied by ribbon-covered floats, women wearing flowing "ao dai" tunics, and ethnic groups dressed in traditional garb...
Jackson tops Bulldogs in Soccerfest (09/03/05)
Jackson's Cameron Keller scored with about seven minutes remaining to defeat Notre Dame 1-0 in the semifinal round of the Notre Dame Soccerfest on Friday. Keller's shot hit the top right corner of the goal from about 40 yards out. "It was a great shot," Notre Dame coach Brad Wittenborn said...
St. Vincent drops opener to Priory (09/03/05)
Defending Class 1 state champion St. Vincent fell 21-9 to Class 2 school Priory on Friday night in Perryville. The Indians (0-1) had won 11 straight games to conclude last season with the school's first state championship. ** Malden 28, Scott City 6...
Eureka pummels Tigers in opener (09/03/05)
Central suffered a 42-0 road loss to the Wildcats. The Eureka football team was on the outside of the state's top five in the Class 5 poll released earlier this week. The Wildcats made believers of visiting Central on Friday night. Eureka scored 28 points in the first half and blanked the Tigers 42-0...
Devils' skid hits 25 (09/03/05)
Grandview dealt Chaffee a 24-6 loss to open the season. Moral victories are not what Chaffee football coach Charlie Vickery has in mind. Despite the Red Devils' 24-6 loss Friday to Grandview at home -- the loss extended Chaffee's losing streak to 25 games -- Vickery would be hard-pressed not to see the improvement in his young squad...
Pinkel- Smith eager to regain respect (09/03/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After a disappointing 2004, Missouri quarterback Brad Smith is ready to "earn some respect back" starting today when the Tigers open the season against Arkansas State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Missouri and Smith come into the 2005 opener with lower expectations than a year ago, when the Tigers were seen as an up-and-coming team and their quarterback was a Heisman Trophy hopeful. Instead, Smith had his worst season and Missouri slipped to 5-6 after going 8-5 in 2003...
Redhawks capture first win (09/03/05)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team gained its first victory of the season Friday as the Air Force Academy Tournament got under way. Southeast went 1-1 on the opening day of the six-team event, beating host Air Force 20-30, 30-22, 25-30, 30-27, 15-13, and losing to Butler 30-24, 30-19, 31-29...
Redhawks' QB Haley settled in after shaky start (09/03/05)
The senior passed for 223 yards in Thursday's loss to SIU. Southeast Missouri State's brand-new starting quarterback got off to a slow start Thursday night but ultimately displayed some of the traits that have coach Tim Billings excited about his potential...
SLU foils 'Hawks' home opener (09/03/05)
St. Louis University scored a late goal to defeat Southeast 1-0. St. Louis University could have easily scored a more decisive victory than Friday night's 1-0 final over host Southeast Missouri State. But SLU coach Tim Champion wasn't about to complain after the Billikens spoiled the Redhawks' home opener in front of about 300 fans at Houck Stadium...
European captain chooses Stupples for Solheim team (09/03/05)
Southeast Missourian Dalhousie Golf Club touring professional Karen Stupples was chosen Sunday as one of five wild card selections for the European Solheim Cup team. She will be playing for the first time in what is billed as the most prestigious team event in women's golf. This year's three-day, match-play event will be played Friday through Sept. 11 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind...
Saints to play home opener on road (09/03/05)
NEW YORK -- The New Orleans Saints, driven from the Superdome by Hurricane Katrina, will play their home opener against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Friday the game, scheduled for Sept. 18, is being moved to the Giants' home in East Rutherford, N.J...
Woods' 65 leads after first round (09/03/05)
Tiger Woods doesn't feel as though he's on a roll, but it sure seems that way. Woods reached all the par 5s in two, had control of his irons, made one good escape from the trees and holed enough putts Friday for a 6-under 65 that gave him an early one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass...
Duncan begins suspension (09/03/05)
HOUSTON -- St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan on Friday started serving a four-game suspension for his part in a scuffle during batting practice last month in Pittsburgh. Duncan will miss the three-game series at Houston, and Monday's home game against the Chicago Cubs...
Serena Williams avenges loss to Italy's Schiavone (09/03/05)
NEW YORK -- The bling don't mean a thing if she ain't got that swing. Serena Williams had it all -- the $40,000 diamond chandelier earrings upgraded with 3-carat studs, the 10-carat diamond choker, the sweet swings that had been missing in her comeback -- as she flashed her best tennis of the U.S. Open on Friday...
Domeless Saints (09/03/05)
New Orleans almost certainly will not play at home this year OAKLAND, Calif. -- The New Orleans Saints accept the fact they're in for a season unlike any other, one that will test their emotions, patience and resolve daily. They realize they could be leading a vagabond existence all year, going from one hotel room to the next. But they're not about to start feeling sorry for themselves now considering the death and devastation thousands of their neighbors have faced this week...
Cards drop 6-5 thriller in 13 (09/03/05)
Houston rallied three times and finally pulled out the victory. HOUSTON -- Eric Bruntlett had an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Houston Astros finally beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Friday night. The Astros had already extended the game with homers in the ninth and 10th innings against closer Jason Isringhausen. They won it by pushing two runs across in the 13th against three pitchers...
Rams make final tuneup a 27-23 win over Chiefs (09/03/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Two quarterbacks battling for roster spots, including Ryan Fitzpatrick, a rookie from Harvard, appeared to help their causes Friday night in the St. Louis Rams' 27-23 preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Skill position starters played briefly or not at all...
Sports briefs 9/3/05 (09/03/05)
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Harold Fallert (09/03/05)
Harold G. Fallert, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Andrew A. and Catherine Grass Fallert. Harold graduated from St. Mary's High School and St. Louis University. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was retired from a career as a CPA at Schott and Van de Ven...
Lester Pearman (09/03/05)
With deepest sorrow and fond memories, we say goodbye to Lester E. "Sonny" Pearman, a devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend. Sonny, a longtime resident of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee after years of complications from diabetes...
Warden Grace (09/03/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Warden L. Grace, 65, of Cairo died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Hillcreek Manor Nursing Home in Louisville, Ky. He was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Cairo, son of Wardell and Marion Nelms Grace. Grace retired as a truck driver with Anna Ready Mix Co. in Urbandale, Ill. He was a member of American Legion Post 460...
Lola Upshaw (09/03/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lola A. Upshaw, 86, of Cairo died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 29, 1919, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of George and Lena Conel Holmes. She married Vern Upshaw, who died in 1987...
Mary Sisson (09/03/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mary Maxine Sisson, 60, of Oran died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born March 15, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Willie W. and Virginia P. Seggers. She married Clarence Sisson. Sisson was a member of Christ Sanctuary Church of God in Christ at Bell City, Mo., and a member of its Usher Board...
Thomas Herter Sr. (09/03/05)
Thomas Eugene Herter Sr., 81, of Lafayette, La., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Teresa Hagedorn (09/03/05)
Teresa Hagedorn, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born July 14, 1912, in St. Louis, daughter of Michael and Bridget McHugh Martin. She and Elmer Hagedorn were married Nov. 29, 1934, in St. Louis. He died March 7, 1992...
Frances Walker (09/03/05)
Frances P. Walker, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Aug. 29, 1911, in Montezuma, Colo., daughter of Joseph M. and Angie Stiles Kennedy. She and John P. Walker were married Dec. 29, 1929, in Oklahoma. He died July 23, 1980...
Mary Miller (09/03/05)
Mary L. Miller, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert and Mina Grieb Moore. She and George E. Miller were married Sept. 20, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He died July 26, 2003...
Roy Coy (09/03/05)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Roy Lee Coy, 87, of Madison, Ill., formerly of Morley, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Elfie, Ky., son of Clarence Arthur and Pearl Beasley Coy. He and Ophia "Peggy" Emerson were married Oct. 29, 1938, in Jackson. She died Nov. 3, 2000...
Ollie Bradford (09/03/05)
Ollie "Jay" Bradford, 88, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 2, 1916, at Charleston, Mo., son of Ollie T. and Agnes Worland Bradford. After graduation from the former Diehlstadt High School, Jay graduated from the former Cape Business College. ...
Police reports 9/3/05 (09/03/05)
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Out of the past 9/3/05 (09/03/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 3, 1980 Veteran former state senator A.M. Spradling Jr. throws his Democratic support to U.S. Rep. Bill D. Burlison's Republican challenger, Bill Emerson; Spradling, a Cape Girardeau lawyer and lifelong Democrat, says Burlison "is so far out of step with the people of this area as to be a foreigner in his own district."...
Southeast's gains (09/03/05)
The new school year begins with a report that enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University increased by 6.4 percent this year. That's good news for the university, including enrollment boosts at its higher education centers in the Bootheel. Southeast and Three Rivers Community College, formerly partners in the learning centers, are now competing for students. TRCC has opened centers of its own, including one in Scott City...
Islamic law isn't our kind of freedom (09/03/05)
To the editor: Al Sharpton, at the 2004 Democratic Party National Convention, said President Bush's procession of rationales for the Iraq invasion -- WMDs (wrong), on-going nuke program (wrong), connection with al-Qaida (wrong) -- was like yelling, "Fire! Fire!" and then confessing, after the building emptied out, "Well, there wasn't really a fire. I just thought a little fresh air would do us some good."...
Consider alternative worldviews (09/03/05)
To the editor: I appreciate some of Allen Gathman's recent comments about intelligent design and science. Science is based on repeatable observation, so it cannot prove or disprove the supernatural. However, I think it is incorrect to allow evolution to be called science. I think that neither evolution, intelligent design nor creationism are scientific theories. They are worldviews on which to frame scientific theories...
One nation, one person, one dollar (09/03/05)
To the editor: It's difficult to express the emotion of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina into a short e-mail. It's even harder to try to adequately explain a cooperative program I propose every Alabama newspaper undertake to help Katrina's victims. I'll try...
Americans help those in need (09/03/05)
To the editor: I just came in from our Ladies' Prayer Group and turned the news on. When I heard the special news report telling how many helpers were going south to help our neighbors in Alabama and Mississippi, all I could say was, "Praise the Lord, this is America." Our people always come to the aid of those in need. Thank you, Lord, and thank you, Americans. God bless us all...
Speak Out 9/3/05 (09/03/05)
Scooter slowdown; More work, less fun; Meaningful scores; Using their brains; Church and state; Rescue expenses; Lovely chimes; Basic education; Vet can't get a job; Alarm over oil; Insightful, delightful; Prepare now; Build on high ground; Doesn't make sense; Think about savings; Four-day schedule?; Disgusted with scum; Mental muscle; Near minimum wage
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