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Stories from Friday, September 16, 2005

Group teaches God-based leadership to men (09/16/05)
Men from all walks of life discuss need for responsibility, courage and prayer. There were men in suits. Men in hospital scrubs. Men in mechanics' uniforms. There were men in work boots and men in polished dress shoes. Young men in T-shirts and jeans...
Cape Girardeau man suffers minor burns in house fire (09/16/05)
A Cape Girardeau business owner received minor burn injuries from a house fire Thursday morning at 3305 Kage Road. Cape Girardeau fire chief Rick Ennis reported gasoline fumes ignited when Shafiq Malik, owner of the Fountainbleau Lodge nursing home, was cleaning a spill in his garage. His wife, Farida Malik, who was also in the single-story ranch house, was not injured...
SEMO District Fair winners 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
SEMO District Fair winners ** Horse Show ** Class 1 - Yearling Gaited Halter First place: Matthew Pickens, Cape Girardeau, Strokin' Jack; second place: Jeff Heuer, Cape Girardeau, Spirits Kiss My Class; third place: Paul Kidd, Cape Girardeau, Generator's Lady; fourth place: Clint Heuer, Cape Girardeau, Spirit's Little Dipper; fifth place: Angela Runnels, Cape Girardeau, Striking Midnight Image...
A fair amount of rain (09/16/05)
Morning showers soaked the streets and muddied the walkways. By early afternoon, cool gusts of wind introduced a steady sprinkle that pecked at the cheeks of a thinner-than-usual crowd at the SEMO District Fair Thursday. "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," by B.J. Thomas, drifted over the loudspeakers, poking fun at the overcast sky...
Correction 9/16 (09/16/05)
In Wednesday's story on the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice, Rodger Brown was identified as the national president of veterans organization VietNow. Brown is actually a local chapter president.
Willie Nelson coming to Cape (09/16/05)
The Show Me Center will officially announce today that renowned country music outlaw Willie Nelson will bring his legendary sound to Cape Girardeau on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with his band The Family. Nelson is touring in support of his newest CD "Countryman," a mix of country and Jamaican reggae, but the Texas legend boasts a career of over six decades in country music with recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," "Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust."...
Church will hold annual pig roast (09/16/05)
The Eisleben Lutheran Church, 432 Lutheran Lane, Scott City, will hold its annual pig roast from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Menu includes pulled pork, potatoes, green beans, slaw, drink and dessert. Carryouts will be available.
Well-used city equipment up for bids Saturday (09/16/05)
Bicycles, desks, police cars and computers are among items to be sold off. Want an orange kayak? How about a high-mileage, used police car; a worn-out trash truck or even a damaged, street sign post? They are among hundreds of well-worn vehicles, pieces of equipment and unclaimed items that the city of Cape Girardeau no longer needs...
Natural gas bills likely to rise like hot air (09/16/05)
Natural gas official says heating costs could be as high as 49 percent more than last year. With already elevated natural gas prices and Hurricane Katrina's damage to natural gas processing facilities in the Gulf, heating bills are expected to soar this winter...
Protester airs views to Cape audience (09/16/05)
Sue Niederer encourages conversation and says troops like her son were ill-equipped. Sue Niederer's first public act in Cape Girardeau was to reach out to those who disagree with her. As the co-founder of the Gold Star Families for Peace approached the crowd of 120 people at the Osage Community Centre for her speaking engagement Thursday night, she confronted a group of protesters holding signs and asked to discuss the issues with them...
Gov. Blunt signs abortion bill; lawsuits filed as session ends (09/16/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation placing further restrictions on abortion Thursday afternoon, and Planned Parenthood and a Springfield clinic said they quickly filed lawsuits challenging the measure. The bill, passed in a special legislative session called for that purpose, allows lawsuits against people who help teens get abortions without parental consent...
Bush: U.S. will pay to rebuild Big Easy (09/16/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- President Bush promised Thursday night the government will pay most of the costs of rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast in one of the largest reconstruction projects the world has ever seen. "There is no way to imagine America without New Orleans, and this great city will rise again," the president said...
Solae rebrands its soy lecithin product line (09/16/05)
ST. LOUIS -- In an effort to increase customer recognition of its value-added lecithin product line, The Solae Company has renamed all current lecithin product offerings to Solec Soy Lecithin brand name. As part of an overall growth plan focused on customer satisfaction, the company is also upgrading the product and application support, packaging designs, and will be introducing new offerings for value-added functionality...
French Quarter will reopen soon, mayor says (09/16/05)
Across five states, the death toll from Katrina stands at 710. NEW ORLEANS -- In a big step toward restoring the pulse and soul of New Orleans, the mayor announced plans Thursday to reopen over the next week and a half some of the Big Easy's most vibrant neighborhoods, including the once-rollicking French Quarter...
Nation briefs 9/16/06 (09/16/05)
Woman accused in heist in Las Vegas surrenders LAS VEGAS -- A woman on the FBI Most Wanted list accused in a $3.1 million armored truck heist surrendered Thursday after more than 10 years on the run. Heather Catherine Tallchief is accused of driving an armored truck loaded with cash away from the Circus Circus casino in October 1993. ...
High school football: Week 3 (09/16/05)
Blytheville (1-1) at Central (0-2), 7 p.m. ** n Last year's meeting: Blytheville 49, Central 20 * Last week's games: St. Charles West 24, Central 14; Blytheville 46, Poplar Bluff 14 * Notes: Central allowed two long rushing touchdowns over the final 7 1/2 minutes and dropped to 0-2 with a second straight road loss. ...
Central's cross country meet draws large field (09/16/05)
Nearly every cross country team in Southeast Missouri will be at Central High School on Saturday to take part in the Central Invitational on Saturday. Fox, from Arnold, Mo., will be the only non-Southeast Missouri school in the field. Jackson, Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran, Kelly, Delta, Oak Ridge, Meadow Heights and Advance all will send runners...
Jackson cruises past Cards for 11th victory (09/16/05)
The Jackson volleyball team wasted little time in dispatching visiting Woodland 25-16, 25-13 on Thursday. Natalie Koeper led the Indians (11-4) with 23 digs. Lucy Hartmann added nine digs and seven kills, and Leslie Gordon had nine digs. JV -- Jackson won 25-18, 20-25, 25-12...
Central finds emerging threat (09/16/05)
Hykeem Hammonds showed his speed last spring in helping Central break the school's 400-meter relay record during the track and field season. Hammonds now has found another place to use his speed, as the junior has emerged as Central's top running back. Through the Tigers' first two games, Hammonds has rushed for 172 yards on 27 carries, an average of 6.4 yards a carry...
Missouri, Ole Miss to play two-year series (09/16/05)
Missouri and Mississippi, who haven't played each other in football since 1979, have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2006 and 2007, officials said Thursday. The two teams will play Sept. 9, 2006, in Columbia, Mo., and Sept. 8, 2007, in Oxford, Miss...
Ten drivers have 10 races to win the Cup, but is it really every man for himself? (09/16/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When four of Roush Racing's five drivers started up front at California Speedway two weeks ago, their rivals got a glimpse of how beneficial teamwork can be. Each driver took a turn leading a lap before slowing long enough to allow a teammate to pass, repeating the process until all four had picked up NASCAR's five-point leader bonus...
University attorney pursues dismissal in O'Neal lawsuit (09/16/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An attorney for the 14 Missouri football administrators, coaches and trainers facing a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of fallen linebacker Aaron O'Neal has asked a court to dismiss the case. Though the school is not a party in the lawsuit, the University of Missouri-Columbia has hired attorney Hamp Ford to defend athletic director Mike Alden, coach Gary Pinkel, team medical director Rex Sharp and 11 other trainers and strength coaches...
Drake named captain (09/16/05)
The 36-year-old forward succeeds McInnis, while Weight and Jackman were named assistant captains. ST. LOUIS -- Forward Dallas Drake, entering his fifth season with the St. Louis Blues, on Thursday was named team captain. Drake replaces defenseman Al MacInnis, who retired last week. Forward Doug Weight and defenseman Barret Jackson were named assistant captains...
Cardinals plan event for final weekend at Busch (09/16/05)
The final regular-season weekend at 40-year-old Busch Stadium will be a trip down memory lane for the St. Louis Cardinals, featuring appearances by Mark McGwire, Stan Musial and Whitey Herzog. "We want to have one last hurrah at Busch Stadium with the best fans in baseball," Cardinals team president Mark Lamping said Thursday...
Gordon, Earnhardt Jr. ready to get start on 2006 (09/16/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Robbie Loomis stepped down as Jeff Gordon's crew chief this week after the team failed to make NASCAR's Chase for the championship. Loomis will finish the season as consultant for Hendrick Motorsports while Gordon's teammate, Jimmie Johnson, races for the Nextel Cup title. Loomis will join Petty Enterprises next season as vice president of race operations, where he will run the day-to-day operations for Jeff Green and Kyle Petty's teams...
Micheel fades after playing partner's incident (09/16/05)
Toms was taken to the hospital with chest pain and a rapid heart beat. FARMINGTON, Pa. -- Shaun Micheel could be forgiven as a potentially great round turned into a very good one at the 84 Lumber Classic. Once playing partner David Toms was rushed to a hospital with a racing pulse, Micheel had a lot more on his mind than golf...
Rain notches save in clincher (09/16/05)
The Cardinals earned the division title with a 6-1 victory when the game was called with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals clinched another National League Central title Thursday night in what has become a customary experience under manager Tony La Russa...
Rams try to find answers for problems in red zone (09/16/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Too much Jeff Wilkins meant not enough points for the St. Louis Rams in their opener. They know they have to get into the end zone a lot more often for this season to be a success. In Sunday's 28-25 loss at San Francisco, the Rams' first four trips inside the 20 produced four field goals and they were held to minus-5 yards on 15 plays. That lack of early success caught up with them because the two late touchdowns they scored left them short...
Honesty is best policy -- and how most of us behave (09/16/05)
Amazing stories of human enterprise and perseverance continue to emerge from the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina. You will also recall many of these accounts of uplifting humanity after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In almost any disaster there are bound to be heroes...
Garage should disclose storage fee upfront (09/16/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: Last winter, my dad got an itemized bill from a garage repair shop that included charges for storage and for moving his vehicle when it snowed. The truck was outside, in the garage's parking lot, because they were waiting for a part. ...
Big and macho: Commander is Jeep's newest intimidator (09/16/05)
The new Jeep Commander might be the perfect American vehicle. It's big. It's macho. It looks expensive (but really isn't). It hauls a lot of people (it's the first Jeep with three rows of seats). And finally, it's got a military bearing and a name to match. If it's a success -- and I'm betting it will be -- will we be seeing a smaller version next year called "Lt. Commander"?...
Artifacts 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
Art show raises money for hurricane relief; Commerce Floodfest starts next week; Bear and cougar program rescheduled; Mingo Refuge holding special events for autumn; Sikeston Depot Museum featuring toy trains; Fort Kaskaskia holding annual music festival; Publisher seeking ghost stories for book
Traveling troubadours (09/16/05)
When Jerry Swan moved back to Cape Girardeau with acoustic guitar in hand in the spring of 2004, he saw that something was missing from the local music scene. Swan, a funeral director by trade, an acoustic musician by hobby, had lived in Illinois, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and had seen a thriving open mic scene in those areas...
Wineries celebrating a great harvest this year (09/16/05)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The first thing to greet wine lovers when they pull up to Tower Rock Winery in Altenburg is the grapevine. The parking lot in front of the small winery is roped off by the vines. The pungent, sweet smell of grapes is almost overpowering, but it's a smell wine lovers crave...
Everybody's a critic: 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' (09/16/05)
Three stars (out of four) "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is very good! It's a true story and a well-done movie. It is not, however, what you expect from the coming attractions. First of all, it is nothing like "The Exorcist." There are few possession scenes in the movie. The movie is about a priest who is determined to tell Emily's story, if he goes to jail for murder or not...
At the theaters 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
'Cry Wolf'; 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'; 'Just Like Heaven'; 'Lord of War'; 'Mad Hot Ballroom'; Still in theaters; '40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'The Brothers Grimm'; 'The Cave'; 'Constant Gardener'; 'The Dukes of Hazzard'; 'Exorcism of Emily Rose'; 'Four Brothers'; 'March of the Penguins'; 'Must Love Dogs'; 'Red Eye'; 'Sky High'; 'Transporter 2'; 'The Wedding Crashers'
Musicians get amped up for charity (09/16/05)
Local musicians are coming together this weekend to do their part in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina. Six bands will be playing two concerts on Saturday and Sunday, each with the same goal of raising money for those affected by the hurricane...
Michael Huey (09/16/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Michael Huey, 61, of Chaffee died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1943, in St. Louis, son of Joel and Avis Lorene Mansker Huey. He and Hope Marie Kennedy were married Sept. 17, 1988...
Georgia Meyer (09/16/05)
Georgia Bell Meyer, 102, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born June 16, 1903, near Jackson, daughter of Samuel McFerron and Lillian Day McFerron Loos. She and Herman H. Meyer were married in January 1924, and he died Dec. 19, 1955...
Mildred Hastings (09/16/05)
Mildred Lee Hastings, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Eugene and Mary Geneva Howard Farmer. She and James "Jim" Hastings Jr. were married April 20, 1954, in Sardis, Miss...
Dale Eskew (09/16/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dale J. Eskew, 64, of Dexter died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born July 15, 1941, at Dexter, son of Curtis and Eva Martin Eskew. Eskew moved to St. Louis in 1962. He retired as a maintenance mechanic at Bodine Aluminum. He moved back to Dexter in 2003...
Harold McFerron (09/16/05)
Harold E. McFerron, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Herman Loisear (09/16/05)
Herman C. Loisear, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Howard Pender (09/16/05)
Howard E. Pender, 71, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 25, 1934, in Catron, Mo., son of John Ray and Pearl Worley Pender. He and Betty Murphy were married May 20, 1952, in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Pender worked 19 years in the maintenance department of Cape Girardeau schools, and was a truck driver more than 20 years for Robinson Lumber in Cape Girardeau. He attended First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Births 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
Clymore; Hao; Larry; Chamberlain; Westrich; Kenedy; Seibel; Kerr
Cape/Jackson fire reports 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * At 3:20 p.m., Dumpster fire at 2028 Independence St. * At 4:20 p.m., emergency medical service at Arena Park. * At 5:11 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Broadway...
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 16, 1980 Taking aim at U.S. Rep. Bill D. Burlison, former President Gerald R. Ford says Burlison has been an ardent supporter of the administration policies that have brought about economic havoc and his re-election, along with that of President Jimmy Carter, would be disastrous; Burlison's Republican challenger, Bill Emerson, and presidential nominee Ronald Reagan would bring about an economic reversal, says Ford at a fund-raising breakfast for Emerson...
U.N. probe, flight delay, hurricane report, biodiesel (09/16/05)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill n Should Kofi Annan be Replaced? A sprawling report into the United Nations' scandal-tarred oil-for-food program derided the world body's management of the program as corrupt and inefficient...
Still relevant today (09/16/05)
In an age of cell-phone cameras, handheld computers and instant-messaging technologies that make last year seem like last century, why should we still care about a document written on parchment with ink drawn from a feather quill? That document is the U.S. Constitution...
A day for prayer (09/16/05)
Today has been designated a national day of prayer for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Most churches will be open from noon to 1 p.m. Some churches will have community prayer services. Others will offer a refuge for those who want to offer private prayers and reflect on the events of recent weeks...
Thanks for 1140th coverage (09/16/05)
To the editor: I would like to take this time to thank Don Frazier and Scott Moyers for the wonderful series of stories on the 1140th Engineer Battalion and its cleanup efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It meant a lot to each of us, especially those of us who have family in the 1140th. The pictures were a prime example of "a picture is worth a thousand words." Thanks again, and may God bless you always...
Where's punishment for fraud? (09/16/05)
To the editor: I have read the articles about the fraudulent use, as exposed by the Associated Press, of Sept. 11 funds intended for victims of the terrorist attacks. It is disgusting that our inept federal politicians have no knowledge of this type of thing or no will to expose such and definitely no guts to stop, correct or punish those who allow this and promote such violations...
Thanks for help with flat tire (09/16/05)
To the editor: Words cannot express my appreciation to a young man named "Butch" Eigenbrod who stopped to change a tire for me on Highway 72 Monday morning. He worked so hard and so fast and refused to accept any money for helping me. He even followed me to the service station in Jackson to have the flat fixed. Thanks again, Butch, for being so kind to me and my mom...
Speak Out 9/16/05 (09/16/05)
Outlaw pit bulls; Caught in the act; Where's the payoff?; Mascot spirit
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