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Stories from Saturday, September 24, 2005

Lessons in Christ (09/24/05)
A 6-year-old boy in West Virginia changed Eric Meyer's outlook on life. Meyer, 16, and a group of fellow teenagers from Southeast Missouri had just painted the little boy's trailer home and were having lunch with his family. "He said, 'Today is the best day ever,'" Meyer said. "We asked 'why?' and he told us we were making his house look good."...
Music lovers get taste of talent, heat at festival (09/24/05)
Audiences and performers tasted variety as they endured muggy heat at the City of Roses Festival on Friday. Early performances on the four main stages delivered music that appealed to all ages and also covered different genres. Clusters of people sampled the performances, migrating among the three stands along Water Street...
Kinders expand teaching award to $100,000 (09/24/05)
Any kindergarten through 12th-grade teacher who teaches in a school where at least half of his or her students receive free or reduced lunches is eligible to win a $100,000 award from the Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is for teachers who are giving back to the communities that have the highest need, which tend to be the low-income families determined by the government meal programs, said Debbie Fine, a spokeswoman for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)...
The 'Best Little Fair in the Land' (09/24/05)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Attending the East Perry County Fair means taking along an appetite. And leaving the calorie counters and diet books at home. Don't like red meat? There is fish, but it's breaded and deep-fried. And delicious...
'Jackass' star Knoxville to play Cape U.S. marshal in 'Killshot' (09/24/05)
Morley Swingle says it's appropriate that the star of the now defunct MTV stunt show called "Jackass" will likely be playing the Cape Girardeau deputy U.S. marshal in the movie version of "Killshot." Because that's what the character is. "That's what he was in the book," said Swingle, the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor who is a huge fan of "Killshot" author Elmore Leonard...
Old Appleton gets new bridge (09/24/05)
More than two decades since a flash flood ripped down Old Appleton's historic bridge, a contractor hoisted the iron truss frame of the bridge into place Friday afternoon. Mayor Kevin Amschler said earlier this week that the decking and handrails for the bridge should be complete within two months...
Southeast, Three Rivers square off over nursing program (09/24/05)
Saint Francis Medical Center can't get a nurse-training program started because of an ongoing feud between Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College. The Poplar Bluff, Mo.-based community college wanted to offer both the general education courses and the nursing courses that would allow licensed practical nurses to get the training needed to become registered nurses...
German conservatives fail to win over Greens (09/24/05)
BERLIN -- Opposition leader Angela Merkel failed Friday to persuade the Green party to join talks on forming a coalition, closing another avenue for Germany to escape its postelection stalemate. The center-right opposition edged Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats in the Sept. ...
Local man hurt in auto accident (09/24/05)
A Whitewater man was seriously injured on Thursday evening when his truck ran off the roadway struck a tree in East Cape Girardeau County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on Route Z, three miles west of Gordonville...
Vehicle accident injures Delta man (09/24/05)
A Delta man was moderately injured in a two-vehicle accident on Friday morning when he fell asleep while driving in east Cape Girardeau County. Driver Joshua Petitt, 20, was taken by emergency medical service to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Driver Russell Palmer, 40, of Whitewater was not injured...
Blunt champions anti-abortion law in Cape (09/24/05)
Missouri's new anti-abortion law will withstand a legal challenge and lead to fewer abortions in the state, Gov. Matt Blunt predicted Friday during a visit to the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Cape Girardeau. Blunt held a ceremonial bill signing at the center at 354 Silver Springs Road, Suite E. The governor made seven scheduled stops around the state Thursday and Friday to champion the new law...
Cape district raises pay for substitutes (09/24/05)
The Cape Girardeau School District will raise substitute teacher pay in an attempt to combat a shortage of registered substitute teachers. As of Oct. 1, substitutes with a bachelor's degree will earn $70 a day ($10 an hour), up 40 percent from $50 a day ($7.14 an hour). This is the first increase in more than 20 years, school officials said...
Center Junction light project may start next week (09/24/05)
The preliminary work for another Center Junction had to be finished first. Preliminary work on a 10-mile road resurfacing project is winding down at Center Junction just in time for a lighting project to get underway -- perhaps as early as next week, transportation officials said Friday...
Religion briefs 9/24/05 (09/24/05)
Today; Sunday; Thursday; Homecoming celebration at Randles' church; Trivia night at Centenary scheduled for Oct. 7; Old McKendree Day celebrated Sunday; Hayride, hotdog roast for UMY youth; CROP walk to be held at county park Oct. 2
The gospel on the Net a tricky proposition (09/24/05)
Scripps Howard News Service CHICAGO -- When it comes to the digital world, David Merwin is a native. He knows the laws and lingo. Along with his BetaChurch.org colleagues, Merwin believes the World Wide Web can bring people together and spread new ideas. But when it comes to analyzing the impact of the new "information technology" (natives say "IT") on many churches, he has some doubts...
Rita's early punches (09/24/05)
BEAUMONT, Texas -- Hurricane Rita steamed toward refinery towns along the Texas-Louisiana coast with 120 mph winds Friday, creating havoc even before it arrived: Levee breaks caused new flooding in New Orleans, and as many as 24 people were killed when a bus carrying nursing-home evacuees caught fire in a traffic jam...
Dept. of Agriculture trying to reduce its payroll (09/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- More than 30 percent of the nation's Farm Service Agency offices would close under a plan released Friday by the Agriculture Department. The agency also is trying to reduce its payroll by up to 655 jobs. ...
Commissioner of FDA resigns (09/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford resigned Friday, saying that at age 67 it was time to step aside. His resignation came just two months after the Senate elevated the longtime agency deputy and acting commissioner to the job. job...
Bus carrying elderly Rita evacuees burns near Dallas (09/24/05)
WILMER, Texas -- A bus carrying nursing home residents fleeing from Hurricane Rita caught fire and was rocked by explosions Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said. "Deputies were unable to get everyone off the bus," Dallas County Sheriff's Department spokesman Don Peritz said. He said he believed 24 people were killed, but that number could change...
Truck of Hamas militants, weapons, explodes at Gaza (09/24/05)
JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip -- A truck filled with masked militants and homemade weapons exploded at a Hamas rally Friday, killing at least 15 Palestinians and wounding 80 -- including children -- bringing a terrifying end to one of the last gatherings by armed groups celebrating Israel's Gaza pullout...
Cardinal's diary reveals secrets of papal conclave (09/24/05)
VATICAN CITY -- A cardinal has broken his vow of secrecy and released his diary describing the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, revealing in an exceedingly rare account that a cardinal from Argentina was the main challenger and almost blocked Benedict's election...
Rams taste first victory (09/24/05)
Scott City football coach Terry Flannigan told his young players before Friday's home game against Brentwood it was time to step up and start playing like veterans. The Rams listened, with sophomore Cody Carlyle scoring the game-winning touchdown with 1 minute,18 seconds remaining to give Scott City its first win of the season, 26-20. Scott City improved to 1-3...
Jackson pounds Sikeston (09/24/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- At least for one game, the Jackson Indians solved their turnover problems. After turning the ball over 11 times in two of their first three games during a 1-2 start, the Indians had none in a nearly flawless 42-0 victory against SEMO North rival Sikeston on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Indians shut out Grandview (09/24/05)
The St. Vincent football team scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and pounded visiting Grandview 35-0 Friday night in the Mississippi Area Football Conference Blue Division opener for the Indians. The Indians (2-2) led 14-0 at halftime and added in three more touchdowns in the final 12 minutes...
Central soccer edges state-ranked Glendale (09/24/05)
The Central boys soccer team picked up its 10th straight victory by edging Springfield Glendale 1-0 in a battle of state-ranked teams Friday evening in Springfield, Mo. Jordan Zaruba scored the lone goal for the Tigers in the 26th minute with an assist by Sam Bornstein...
Southeast spikers sweep UTM in league opener (09/24/05)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State got its Ohio Valley Conference volleyball season started in impressive fashion Friday night, sweeping host Tennessee-Martin. The Redhawks prevailed 33-31, 30-24, 30-11 as they improved their overall record to 4-8. The Skyhawks fell to 2-15...
Redhawks open OVC with scoreless duel against EIU (09/24/05)
Southeast Missouri State women's soccer coach Heather Nelson didn't envision Friday night's Ohio Valley Conference opener being totally dominated by defense. But that's what happened as the Redhawks and visiting Eastern Illinois battled to a 0-0 tie in front of about 250 fans at Houck Stadium...
'Hawks open OVC vs. defending champs (09/24/05)
On the surface, Jacksonville State might not look like a football team heavily favored to win its third straight Ohio Valley Conference title. But, despite three narrow losses against a tough nonconference schedule, coach Jack Crowe believes this version of the Gamecocks will prove better than his previous two units...
Redbirds lose with ace on mound (09/24/05)
MILWAUKEE -- Struggling to get his 18th win, Chris Capuano found a way to get his most important out. Facing Mark Grudzielanek with two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning, he induced an inning-ending groundout that preserved a tie. Lyle Overbay hit a tie-breaking double in the bottom half, and the Milwaukee Brewers sent Chris Carpenter to his first loss in more than three months, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 Friday night...
Newman rides momentum, claims pole for MBNA 400 (09/24/05)
DOVER, Del. -- Ryan Newman won two poles at Dover International Speedway, taking the top spot for the Nextel Cup race Friday after qualifying first for his moonlighting start in a Busch series event. Riding the momentum of a victory at New Hampshire International Speedway, Newman drove his Dodge around The Monster Mile at 158.102 mph to easily claim his series-leading sixth pole in NASCAR's top circuit. ...
St. Louis skates past Chicago (09/24/05)
CHICAGO -- Petr Cajanek deflected in a power-play goal midway through the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 exhibition win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. With the Blues on a 5-on-3 power play, Cajanek tipped Dennis Wideman's shot past Nikolai Khabibulin...
U.S. keeps Cup hopes alive with big finish (09/24/05)
Jack Nicklaus had cause for concern Friday in the Presidents Cup. His best player -- Tiger Woods -- walked the fairway with a bag of ice pressed against his back. What Nicklaus figured would be his best tandem was getting hammered again. And as he stood on the ninth tee and gazed at the scoreboard, the Americans were ahead in only one of the six matches...
Sports briefs 9/24/05 (09/24/05)
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Arthur McDowell (09/24/05)
KARNAK, Ill. -- Arthur Eugene "Gene" McDowell, 46, of Karnak died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1959, in Murphysboro, Ill., son of Claude and Arcille Green McDowell. McDowell worked in construction and logging. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Rodriguez of Paducah, Ky.; his mother of Urbandale, Ill.; five sisters, Karen Poole of Cairo, Ill., Laura Scott of Urbandale, Teri Vaughn of Benton, Ill., Claudette of Little Rock, Ark., Rhonda of Joplin, Mo.; three brothers, David McDowell of Urbandale, Russell McDowell of Vienna, Ill., Claude McDowell Jr. ...
Hallie Hight (09/24/05)
Hallie Harvey Hight, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau. He was born Jan. 19, 1913, at Morehouse, Mo., son of Joe and Ethel Grisham Hight. He and Florene Crouthers were married May 20, 1934, at Morehouse. She died Nov. 2, 1996...
Dorothy Sebright (09/24/05)
Dorothy Mae Sebright, 84, of Scott City died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1920, at Fort Smith, Ark., daughter of William and Nora Light Green. She and Alva Lester Sebright were married Dec. 17, 1937, in Illmo, Mo. He died Feb. 27, 1986...
Edith Robinson (09/24/05)
Edith Inez Barker Robinson, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born July 5, 1922, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of Thomas Marion and Mary Elizabeth McCullough Jones. She was employed with Missouri Division of Aging for many years until her retirement. She had lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was a member of First Christian Church...
Genevia Hayes (09/24/05)
Genevia Mae Hayes, daughter of Alphonso Lacey and Carrie Brown Lacey, was born March 25, 1917, in Jackson. She was one in a family of nine children, five boys and four girls. All have preceded her in death. Genevia shared her life with us until Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, when the Lord took her to her heavenly home...
Paul Seyer (09/24/05)
Paul James Seyer, 79, of Richfield, Minn., died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born May 20, 1926, in Advance, Mo., son of Phillip J. and Alvina C. Dohogne Seyer. He married Bernadine Olson. Seyer retired from North Central/Republic Airlines...
Fire reports 9/24/05 (09/24/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls: Thursday * At 5:43 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1500 block of Rand Street. * At 10:28 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener Street. Friday * At 1:46 a.m., alarm at 301 Broadway...
Police reports 9/24/05 (09/24/05)
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Out of the past 9/24/05 (09/24/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 24, 1980 NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Puxico, Mo., farmer Wayne Cryts is standing guard to keep his $250,000 worth of soybeans stored inside a bankrupt elevator from being sold to pay creditors; Cryts, who has warehouse receipts showing he's stored about 33,000 bushels of soybeans at the elevator, can't touch his beans because of bankruptcy suits filed in Little Rock, Ark., by elevator owners Donald, George and Robert James...
Toppling the truth (09/24/05)
Chicago Tribune It was one of the most iconic, most agonizing, most rebroadcast moments of TV coverage after Hurricane Katrina. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sept. 4, Jefferson Parish, La., president Aaron Broussard sobbed as he told of a colleague's mother begging her son, day after maddening day, to be rescued:...
Hailing the chiefs (09/24/05)
Cape Girardeau police chief Steve Strong has served the city for 29 of his 33 years in law enforcement. His retirement Oct. 14 might concern the city if such an able replacement were not ready to step in. Strong, who is 57, was named police chief four years ago after a four-month national search. During his tenure, city voters approved a sales tax used to increase police officers' salaries and to replace the city's aging fleet of squad cars...
Speak Out 9/24/05 (09/24/05)
Overshadowing; Can't pick and choose; Keeping up with costs; At the trough; Paying blackmail; Big government; Just one side; Work not started; Paying for sports; Pay for cleanup; Pretty good odds; Expand horizons; Good work, MoDOT; Get a real magnet; Funeral disrespect; At the pole
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