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Stories from Saturday, September 10, 2005

Man questions whether his mother is alive (09/10/05)
A young girl who should have been enjoying the school year as a third-grader but instead was seeking shelter with her family at the New Orleans Convention Center, was raped and murdered by a group of men -- her body carelessly tossed into a freezer...
Surviving on faith (09/10/05)
KENNETT, Mo -- Cleveland Sawyer holds the shiny brown acoustic guitar loosely between his hands but clings to it tightly in his heart. The devotion is not about the instrument. It doesn't belong to him. It's what comes from the guitar -- the chords, plucked nonchalantly. And the smooth blues voice that echoes around the crowded room. That's pretty much all he has left for now. The music, at least, is still his...
Fire report 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls: Thursday * At 2:43 p.m., alarm sounding at 13 Doctors Park Road. * At 7:58 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 9:28 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 11:28 p.m., emergency medical service at Park Avenue and Independence Street...
Harley passion: 'If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand' (09/10/05)
Motorcycle enthusiasts thunder into Cape for HOG rally. The familiar bass thunder of thousands of Harleys returned Friday to Cape Girardeau. There are vintage Harleys, chopped Harleys and newer models bought by people seeking to recapture a bit of their youth. They may sound and look like bikers from the classic 1950s movie "The Wild One," but they aren't here to take over the town...
Day two: 1140th gets first views of destruction (09/10/05)
BELLE CHASE NAVAL AIR STATION, La. -- Louisiana introduced the tragedy slowly to its new visitors Friday, preparing them for Hurricane Katrina's inevitable worst...
Clarification 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
A story in Friday's Southeast Missourian said Cape Girardeau County prosecutors made no recommendation on sentencing for a babysitter who pleaded guilty to child abuse. Prosecutor Morley Swingle said his office will make a recommendation when Karen Byrum appears for sentencing Nov. 7...
Tamms man charged in bank robbery (09/10/05)
Federal authorities believe they have the man who robbed Bank of America's Kingshighway branch nearly a year ago. James E. Cusick, 31, of Tamms, Ill., made a first appearance in federal court Friday for robbing the bank of $1,514 on Oct. 14, 2004, assistant federal prosecutor Larry Ferrell said...
Two Cape men helping Katrina refugees in Houston (09/10/05)
HOUSTON -- Matt Anders couldn't just sit and watch the tragedy in New Orleans unfold on the television news. The 33-year-old Cape Girardeau respiratory therapist volunteered to help the thousands of refugees who were bused to emergency shelters in Houston. A friend, Dustin Michaels of Cape Girardeau, also volunteered...
Hurricane families find luxury at hotel (09/10/05)
Thirteen people arrived in the early Friday morning to cool, clean pillows awaiting them at the Drury Inn and Suites in Cape Girardeau. For the first time in more than two weeks these hurricane-ravaged families slept in a bed. "It felt so good to take a hot shower in a tub," Eric Craft said of his first hot shower at the hotel...
Dozens to patrol district fair (09/10/05)
The grounds at the SEMO District Fair will be patrolled daily by 30 to 50 fair personnel, security guards and police officers. Officers will come from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, the Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Katrina, fuel prices bump up cost of shipping on Mississippi (09/10/05)
The Port of New Orleans president has set a goal for the port to resume loading and unloading ships by Wednesday. Sunken barges at New Orleans and high fuel costs have doubled the cost of moving freight on the Mississippi River over the past two weeks...
I'm glad he's God of both Jacob and me (09/10/05)
Psalm 81 tells us to "shout to the God of Jacob." I like it that God calls himself the "God of Jacob" instead of the "God of Israel." Jacob means "deceiver," and he is the ultimate co artist in the book where that kind of chicanery isn't in vogue...
Religion briefs 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
Homecoming planned at Little White Water; Free Trinity to hold tent revival in Randles; Sunday; Daily Walking Music & Ministry will perform in a special tribute at 6:30 p.m. to military personel and emergency workers at New Salem Baptist Church on Highway 51 north of Marble Hill.
Men's group plans interfaith program (09/10/05)
It's not easy being a man. At least, not the kind of man God intended, says Dan Steska. Steska facilitates a program called Men's Fraternity of Southeast Missouri, an interfaith men's group. "The premise of the whole program is the role of manhood is somewhat confused in our culture," said Steska. "Are you Rambo or are you 'Everybody Loves Raymond'?"...
Bridging Katrina's gaps (09/10/05)
Local churches join forces to help hurricane victims. A man who risked his life rescuing strangers and now can't find his own family told Shari Stroup that Hurricane Katrina taught him about love. "He said, 'Loving each other is all that matters,'" said Stroup, who leads the outreach ministry for La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau and has spent the past week helping victims in Kennett, Mo...
Kennel, pizzeria received 9/11 loans in Missouri (09/10/05)
More than $60 million was distributed to Missouri businesses from federal Sept. 11 loans. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Happy Tails kennel in suburban St. Louis seems an unlikely beneficiary of the federal government's post-Sept. 11 recovery efforts. So does the Sabbath Manor retirement home in Normandy and a Culver's Frozen Custard Butterburger restaurant near the Arkansas border...
Convicted doctor seeks to trade jail for hurricane relief work (09/10/05)
LEBANON, Mo. -- The attorney for a physician jailed for resisting arrest after a traffic stop is trying to get her an early release so she can help with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Dr. Ramona Miller of Versailles, Mo., began serving her six-month sentence Aug. ...
Correction to workers' comp law delayed in Senate (09/10/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senators in special session voted Friday to fix an error in a new workers' compensation law but refused to do so immediately, leaving fears that the lingering mistake could lead to a rash of lawsuits by Missourians injured on the job...
Appeals court says 'dirty bomb' suspect can be held (09/10/05)
RICHMOND, Va. -- In a victory for the Bush administration, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can continue to hold indefinitely an American accused of plotting to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb." A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to reverse a judge's order that the government either charge or free Jose Padilla, who has been in custody for more than three years...
Calif. couple pleads guilty to all charges in Wendy's finger case (09/10/05)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A Nevada couple pleaded guilty Friday to all charges related to planting a human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili in a scheme to extort money from the fast-food restaurant chain. Anna Ayala, 39, and Jaime Placencia, 43, pleaded guilty to conspiring to file a false claim and attempted grand theft in a scheme that the Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy's International Inc. claimed cost it $2.5 million in lost sales because of bad publicity...
Sin City provides reprieve for rescuers (09/10/05)
LAS VEGAS -- Leaving hell behind in Louisiana, New Orleans paramedic Keeley Williams has five days to lose herself in the whir of this city's slot machines. Williams, who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, is one of 44 first responders granted a reprieve here this week, all expenses paid by local businesses and the Red Cross. ...
Graham-style crusades may be on their way out (09/10/05)
Evangelist Billy Graham has left the unique stage he built -- intricately organized and costly revival meetings -- and now Christians are wondering whether the style of crusade that he popularized will end with him. Many evangelists, including Graham's son and successor, Franklin, have successfully held similar gatherings on a smaller scale, generally calling them festivals instead of crusades. ...
Fewer bodies found than predicted (09/10/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Authorities said Friday that their first systematic sweep of the city found far fewer bodies than expected, suggesting that Hurricane Katrina's death toll may not be the catastrophic 10,000 feared. "I think there's some encouragement in what we've found in the initial sweeps that some of the catastrophic deaths that some people predicted may not have occurred," said Terry Ebbert, New Orleans homeland security chief...
Simulation predicted more than 60,000 deaths (09/10/05)
WASHINGTON -- As Katrina roared into the Gulf of Mexico, emergency planners pored over maps and charts of a hurricane simulation that projected 61,290 dead and 384,257 injured or sick in a catastrophic flood that would leave swaths of southeast Louisiana uninhabitable for more than a year...
FEMA director Michael Brown relieved of duty in New Orleans (09/10/05)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, the principal target of harsh criticism of the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, was relieved of his onsite command Friday. He will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, who was overseeing New Orleans relief, recovery and rescue efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced...
Central tops Jays in Howell tourney (09/10/05)
Central blanked Jefferson City 2-0 in the first round of the Francis Howell tournament on Friday. Lance Altenthal scored 5 minutes into the game for the Tigers (4-1) with an assist from Justin Lambert. Sam Bornstein then assisted Brooks Osburn for another goal at the 20-minute mark...
Perryville falls to Fort Zumwalt North (09/10/05)
Late in the fourth quarter, Fort Zumwalt North must have had visions of last year's near escape with Perryville dancing in their heads. But Panthers linebacker Casey Stillman made all visions turn to victory with one play. Stillman wrestled away an interception to stop Perryville's potential game-winning drive before and the Panthers turned a perilous 17-12 lead into a 24-12 victory Friday at Zumwalt North...
JHS unleashes Penrod (09/10/05)
The Indians rolled to a 38-18 victory over Roosevelt. Jackson senior Joel Penrod kicked, punted, tackled and rushed his way into the heart of Indians football fans on Friday night in a 38-18 win over visiting Roosevelt. Penrod took the opening kickoff for the Indians, punted three times, rushed 38 times, made several plays on defense throughout the game and even attempted a pass. The senior's efforts helped Jackson even its record at 1-1...
Redhawks split pair in Bradley Tournament (09/10/05)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team split its first two matches at the Bradley Tournament on Friday. Southeast lost to host Bradley in four sets 30-17, 30-32, 30-18, 30-26. Jackson graduate Jessica Koeper led the Redhawks with 18 kills. Lauren Scannell had 20 digs, Jill Miller added 13 and Koeper had 10. Jamie Baumstark had 31 assists...
'Hawks seek first victory at Kent St. (09/10/05)
Both teams suffered lopsided losses in their season openers. As disappointed as Doug Martin was in his team's season-opening performance, he still believes the Kent State football program is headed in the right direction. Michigan State piled up an astounding 685 yards of offense against the Mid-American Conference's top-rated defense from last year and romped 49-14...
Dalhousie members stay true to their girl (09/10/05)
CARMEL, Ind. -- Cord Dombrowski usually can cheer for Dalhousie Golf Club touring pro Karen Stupples without reservation. This weekend, he has to temper that some. "We hope she goes 4-0, and the U.S. wins the Cup," Dombrowski said Friday while attending the Solheim Cup at Crooked Stick Golf Club. "That's the best of both worlds."...
Harvick captures pole spot for Chevy Roll & Roll 400 (09/10/05)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Kevin Harvick grabbed the pole Friday night for the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, but most of the attention was on drivers positioning themselves for a final shot at earning a berth in the Chase for the championship...
Calcavecchia leads Canadian Open by five shots (09/10/05)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Mark Calcavecchia birdied three straight holes on the front side, then used a big drive to set up a birdie at 18 for a 3-under-par 67 and a five-shot lead Friday after the second round of the Canadian Open. Calcavecchia, the first-round co-leader with a 65, separated himself from the field by again avoiding most of the trouble on the tight Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club course. His drives consistently found the narrow fairways and his short game was solid...
Pierce, Clijsters reach women's final (09/10/05)
NEW YORK -- All Mary Pierce and Kim Clijsters needed was a little extra time to get to the U.S. Open final. Pierce took a controversial 12-minute injury timeout after losing the first set, then gutted out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over last year's runner-up, Elena Dementieva, on Friday to earn a spot in her first U.S. Open final...
Walker powers Cards by Mets (09/10/05)
St. Louis reduced its magic number to eight with a 3-2 victory. ST. LOUIS -- Until his final swing, Larry Walker was having a miserable night. Walker committed his first error of the season in right field and was hitless with a pair of strikeouts before hitting a tiebreaking home run off the right-field scoreboard off Jae Seo with two outs in the eighth inning in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night...
Sports briefs 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
Cycling...
Della Seabaugh (09/10/05)
Della Seabaugh, 91, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Eddie Craft (09/10/05)
Eddie Craft, 74, of Jackson, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Elizabeth Shackles (09/10/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elizabeth J. Shackles, 55, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1950, in Greenville, Miss., daughter of Ernest Y. and Mamie Long Chan. She and Danny Shackles were married March 5, 1983...
Bon Karraker (09/10/05)
CYPRESS, Ill. -- Bon Karraker, 83, of Cypress died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. He was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Cypress, son of Hezzie and Ethel Mull Karraker. Karraker was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College in Chicago. He was employed 23 years with Shell Oil Co. in Chicago, retiring Feb. 1, 1972. He served as mayor of Cypress from 1973 to 1981, and had worked at Crain Funeral Home from 1980 until his death...
Eleanora Shell (09/10/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Eleanora Cleo Shell, 90, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 24, 1914, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of the Rev. Arthur L. and Willie Francis Shell. She and Woodrow Wilson Shell were married Dec. 25, 1934. He died July 13, 1972...
Clara Watkins (09/10/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Clara Louise Watkins, 46, of Chaffee died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 22, 1959, in Alton, Ill., daughter of John and Wanda Saws McNish. She and Gary Watkins were married Feb. 14, 1982...
Ruby Hanners (09/10/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Eva Hanners, 83, of Marble Hill died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born May 1, 1922, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Lee and Caroline Langston Cook. She and John Henry Hanners were married May 6, 1939. He died Jan. 13, 2001...
Elizabeth Faust (09/10/05)
Elizabeth Jean Faust, 76, of Florissant, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Raymond and Geraldine Zimmerman Young. She married Robert A. "Tony" Faust Jr. She moved from Cape Girardeau at age 22...
Births 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
Hinman; Medlock; Rhodes; Ayers; Yates; Ruff; Eftink; Miller; Mirgaux; Crum; Rollet; Gray; Melton; Koepp; Miget; Loza; Schrumpf
Police reports 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
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Out of the past 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 10, 1980 Attendance at this year's SEMO District Fair is running a little ahead of last year, and fair officials are hoping cooler weather will keep it ahead; about 12,000 people turned out yesterday, many attending the popular tractor pull event...
Meet me at the fair (09/10/05)
The SEMO District Fair will begin celebrating its 150th year when it opens today at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Whether it's the livestock exhibits, the cooking contests, the grandstand entertainment, the carnival rides, the concessions or the socializing, everyone seems to have a favorite corner of the fair...
Women- Keep home fires burning (09/10/05)
To the editor: Life moves fast, which often makes it difficult to judge the intelligence of males over females. Opinions vary, and with just cause. Parade magazine recently expanded on the subject. It has become quite clear a change is seen in women as to skills, knowledge and wisdom...
Need better organization, info (09/10/05)
To the editor; To any who choose to assist in the volunteer efforts of the local Red Cross chapter, be prepared for misinformation about times and locations, repeated callbacks because no one knowledgeable is available and showing up for training sessions when there might not be room to fit you in. ...
Overwhelming displays of kindness (09/10/05)
To the editor: I would like to thank the extraordinary group of individuals, Genesis Transportation, Food Giant, Patrick Furniture and all area residents for helping make the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Drive on Saturday such a success. Because of everyone's hard work and compassion, we were able to fill two and a half trucks and raise over $500 to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The displays of kindness were overwhelming...
Pay attention to God, not carnality (09/10/05)
To the editor: Why should anyone have been surprised at the lawless anarchy in New Orleans? From its beginning, New Orleans has taken pride in flaunting its sinful behavior. The French Quarter has become a synonym for the public practice of debauchery...
Speak Out 9/10/05 (09/10/05)
We'll pull through; Rescue roadblocks; Ashamed of response; Pull together; Thanks for help; Awesome people; It's not racial; Blame the media; Dancing at God's feet; Poverty's impact; Tie wages to gas prices; Dressing for school; The place to be; Bless the giver; Give your shirt too; Let parents do it; Living the creed
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