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Reporter's Question 9/25/05 (09/25/05)
The Southeast Missourian is looking for grandparents raising their grandchildren to talk about how their non-traditional family works. If you'd like to tell your story, contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at 335-6611, ext. 128 or e-mail cmiller@ semissourian.com...
Celebrating a town's roots (09/25/05)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Commerce's ninth annual Floodfest offered something new: a car show held Saturday called "Anything Shows." Bill Bailey, chairman of the town board of trustees, organized the event. Although his PT Cruiser was the only Commerce entry, the main reason to have the show was to attract people to the town...
Area Baptist camps still ready, waiting to help hurricane victims (09/25/05)
Four Southeast Missouri camps affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention were prepared to receive evacuees from hurricane-devastated New Orleans. Supplies were donated and preparations were made to house the victims at these camps. But only two of the four prepared Baptist camps were needed...
A musical stew (09/25/05)
The Church Boys opened the City of Roses Music Festival on the Themis Street stage as an experiment. Organizers booked The Church Boys, a local Christian hip-hop group, to get more variety into a festival that has gained a reputation for being a rowdy rock party...
Fire report 09/25/05 (09/25/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 4:39 p.m., smoke scare at 1918 Weissinger St. * At 5:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2300 block of Cheetah Lane. * At 5:35 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle...
Newspaper prepares to celebrate 100th (09/25/05)
There will be magic, music and a town crier. A Mark Twain impersonator, a parade and mule carriage rides. Food, drinks and something to do for the entire family. And, organizers say, lots of fun. After a year of celebrating its centennial, the Southeast Missourian's final event promises to be a festival of fun -- offering a glimpse of a bygone era that existed when the newspaper was launched 101 years ago...
Nominating petition process begins in Cape Tuesday (09/25/05)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will include at least one new member next April. Ward 1 councilwoman Evelyn Boardman won't seek re-election. Boardman said she promised voters when she ran for office that she would serve only one term. "It's been wonderful," she said. "It's a great experience."...
Dozen from area part of Vioxx lawsuit (09/25/05)
Carl Slinkard's heart attack came without warning. He was delivering fuel for MFA in July 2000 when pain he believed to be indigestion began. As he continued his deliveries, he said, the pain grew worse but he managed to get his truck back to the depot...
Expanded training seen as partial solution to flawed disaster relief (09/25/05)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- He helped set up an airport shelter after Sept. 11 and coordinated response to a crippling ice storm. He's been a volunteer firefighter and worked as an EMT. And Brad Hubbard has academic credentials, too, about to complete a four-year program in crisis and disaster management...
Police- Mo. man not hurricane victim (09/25/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man was accused Friday of falsely claiming to be a victim of Hurricane Katrina in seeking $2,000 in relief money, federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway said. Dexter Jackson, 43, could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Hanaway said Jackson made the false claim to the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Gov. Matt Blunt activates Missouri National Guard (09/25/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As Hurricane Rita edged toward the already battered Gulf Coast, Gov. Matt Blunt on Friday activated the state's National Guard. Blunt also issued a state of emergency for Missouri, freeing up more state agencies and money for hurricane relief...
New rules coming for driver's licenses (09/25/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- People getting or renewing their driver's license will face more scrutiny under a federal law kicking in this week. Under the law, the Department of Revenue said it must check the National Driver Register and the Commercial Driver License Information System to learn about a driver's status in other states. That search must happen before the agency issues a new, renewed, or duplicate license or permit...
Cheney in good condition after aneurysm surgery (09/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney had successful surgery on Saturday to repair aneurysms on the back of both knees. He was alert and comfortable after the six-hour operation, his spokesman said. ...
FEMA budget so complex it defies consensus (09/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- If analysts agree on anything when it comes to the federal agency responsible for handling disasters, it's that it lacks the money to prepare for calamities that are not literally on the horizon. Much else about the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency defies consensus -- or even comprehension...
Documents say Frist was updated on blind trusts (09/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., was updated several times about his investments in blind trusts during 2002, the last time two weeks before he publicly denied any knowledge of what was in the accounts, documents show. The updates included stock transactions involving HCA Inc., the hospital operating company founded by Frist's family...
Connecticut justices of the peace prepare for civil unions (09/25/05)
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Connecticut's new law allowing same-sex civil unions takes effect next weekend, and justices of the peace are still learning how to handle the new ceremonies. "On Oct. 1, civil unions become law in Connecticut, but there is not a JP in that room who knows what to do with it," said Saul Haffner, president of Justices of the Peace of Connecticut, which held a conference Saturday on the law. "It's going to be a mess."...
Navy office contracted planes used in CIA renditions (09/25/05)
SAN DIEGO -- A branch of the U.S. Navy secretly contracted a 33-plane fleet that included two Gulfstream jets reportedly used to fly terror suspects to countries known to practice torture, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. At least 10 U.S. ...
Corps of Engineers tries to stop flooding of New Orleans (09/25/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Hurricane Rita poured more water into New Orleans for a second day Saturday and inundated fishing villages along Louisiana's coast, where hundreds of people were rescued from homes swamped by up to 6 feet of water. "We need help now," said Sherry Adam of Lafitte, about 20 miles south of New Orleans...
Few mind evacuating even though predictions fall short (09/25/05)
CONROE, Texas -- In far-flung Texas shelters, where evacuees huddled as Hurricane Rita spared many of their homes, scarcely a gripe was heard. Nobody accused anyone of crying wolf. Searing images of the helpless New Orleans poor trapped on rooftops, watching their own city die in the winds and waters of Katrina, had sent a clear message to people here as another hurricane roared toward land:...
Rita, then relief hit Gulf Coast (09/25/05)
The hurricane spared Houston, New Orleans and other major cities a direct hit. BEAUMONT, Texas -- Nasty as it was, Rita wasn't Katrina. For that, a drenched, twice-battered Gulf Coast gave thanks. Hurricane Rita hammered east Texas and the Louisiana coast Saturday, unleashing floods and collapsing buildings, yet the overriding reaction was relief that the once-dreaded storm proved far less fierce and deadly than Katrina. ...
Opponents of Iraq war call for bringing the troops home (09/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the war in Iraq marched Saturday in a clamorous day of protest, song and remembrance of the dead, some showing surprisingly diverse political views even as they spoke with one loud voice in wanting U.S. troops home. The surging crowd, shouting "Bush out now" and "Peace now," marched in front of the White House and then to the Washington Monument in an 11-hour marathon of dissent...
Shiites push for 'yes' vote on new Iraqi constitution (09/25/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The leader of Iraq's largest Shiite political organization joined the country's most revered and powerful Shiite cleric Saturday in a strong public push for voter support of a new constitution, three weeks ahead of a national referendum...
Puerto Rican nationalist leader dies during FBI stakeout (09/25/05)
HORMIGUEROS, Puerto Rico -- A Puerto Rican nationalist leader wanted in a 1983 robbery of a Connecticut armored truck died during an FBI stakeout, ending 15 years on the run, an island official said Saturday. A gunbattle erupted on Friday as FBI agents closed in to arrest Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 72, in a farmhouse in the western town of Hormigueros, said police chief Pedro Toledo...
Central's winning streak ends at 24 (09/25/05)
The Tigers fell 5-2 to Nerinx Hall for their first loss since the 2003 season. For the first time in 25 dual matches, Central's girls tennis team came out on the losing end. The Tigers had not lost a dual match since the 2003 season before a 5-2 loss to visiting Nerinx Hall on Saturday...
Crusaders take big test at Hancock Invitational (09/25/05)
The defending Class 1 state champions finished sixth in the boys division with Class 2 teams. ST. LOUIS -- Saxony Lutheran cross country coach Larry Cleair had heard all about the toughness of the Hancock Invitational. He and the Crusaders boys team witnessed it first hand for the first time Saturday. The defending Class 1 champions finished a distant sixth in the Class 1-2 event at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County...
Central boys soccer team wins 11th in a row (09/25/05)
The Central boys soccer team won its 11th straight game by posting a 2-1 victory Saturday against Springfield Parkview in Springfield, Mo. Sam Bornstein gave the Tigers (11-1) an early lead with a goal at the 10-minute mark. Parkview tied the game midway through the second half, but Tyson Whiteside put the Tigers ahead with a header with 5 minutes remaining. Justin Lambert had the assist...
Late mistakes derailed Southeast's quest for first victory (09/25/05)
For the first time all season, Southeast Missouri State entered the fourth quarter with a legitimate chance of breaking into the win column. And against the two-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champions, no less. But all the Redhawks had to show for their gritty performance was another loss...
Southeast volleyball tops Murray State (09/25/05)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team remained undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference play with a victory Saturday at Murray State. Southeast improved to 2-0 in conference play and 5-8 overall with a 28-30, 30-26, 30-27, 30-24 win over the Racers. Murray State fell to 0-2 in the OVC...
Fan Speak 9/25/05 (09/25/05)
More important matters I WAS disheartened to see Roger Clemens pitch for the Houston Astros on the day of his mother's death. Why do professional athletes feel the need to not take at least a day off after the death of an immediate family member? We sports fans would understand if someone did not feel like performing after a death of a parent. We need to understand that certain things supersede a wild card chase...
Titans have changed considerably since Super Bowl against St. Louis (09/25/05)
St. Louis won the teams' last meeting, in Super Bowl XXXIV. ST. LOUIS -- A Super Bowl rematch from 2000 might not hold much cache for the Tennessee Titans. Coach Jeff Fisher asked for a show of hands at a team meeting and only five went up. "The Super Bowl was eons ago," said offensive tackle Brad Hopkins, one of the few holdovers. ...
Michigan State hammers Illinois (09/25/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michigan State's record book needs updating. Drew Stanton set a school record with five touchdown passes and the 17th-ranked Spartans set marks with 705 yards of offense and seven touchdowns in a 61-14 romp over Illinois in the Big Ten opener for both schools Saturday...
St. Louis drops third in a row (09/25/05)
Mark Mulder lasted just 1 2/3 innings in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss. MILWAUKEE -- One night after defeating 21-game winner Chris Carpenter, the Milwaukee Brewers beat up on 16-game winner Mark Mulder. Chad Moeller hit a three-run homer and Brady Clark added a two-run drive in a seven-run second inning that led Milwaukee over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Saturday night...
Redhawks make JSU sweat before errors set in again (09/25/05)
It's doubtful that anybody outside of the program expected Southeast Missouri State to upset two-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Jacksonville State Saturday night in the OVC opener. But give the Redhawks credit. Even though they lost 24-10, they at least made the Gamecocks sweat plenty during a performance that has to at least lend itself to some hope for the rest of the season...
Camel breeding: A wild life (09/25/05)
In rancher Dave Hale's eyes, he hasn't had a real job for the last 40 years. Instead, he's had a whole heck of a lot of fun. And it all began with one camel. In 1960, he and wife Maxine Hale bought over 150 acres just outside of Cape Girardeau. They made a living on the grassy-rolling landscape of the 5-H Ranch by breeding quarter-horses, but his stud died within the first few years...
Pets unleashed (09/25/05)
About Unleashed ** The Southeast Missourian dedicates every fourth Sunday of the month to pet news: everything from pet photographs to pet-related announcements about local meetings and events. Contact features editor Callie Clark Miller with story ideas, photographs or other information at cmiller@semissourian.com, PO Box 699, Cape Girardeau, Mo 63701 or 573-335-6611, ext. 128...
Facing our fears (09/25/05)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house, tiny bathroom and even the same office. But not always the same opinion. The Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on every-day issues, told from two different perspectives...
Showcase Home 9/25 (09/25/05)
Blonde hardwood flooring and custom-made cabinetry create warmth inside this brick ranch-style home in Cape Girardeau. Five-paned bay windows facing the front allow light to fill the formal living room/dining area, and adjoining rooms. Light neutral carpeting covers the square front living area...
Cemetery's notables draw visitors (09/25/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Seven women stand reverently in front of the grave marker of Albertina Allen Forrest. The women do not know her -- she died in 1904 -- but they are learning a bit about her as part of an art and architecture tour at Crown Hill Cemetery...
Are homeowners stuck in color rut? (09/25/05)
Now for sobering news on the home decor front: One-third of homeowners confess their color themes have not changed in five years or more. But what's to change? Statistically, it's white, white, and more white -- with traces of beige for the brave few willing to push the color envelope -- in nearly half of bedrooms, kitchens and baths...
Arthur Ash Sr. (09/25/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Arthur George Ash Sr., 81, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at his home. He was born April 8, 1924, at Richmond Heights, Mo., son of Enoch and Esther Krebs Ash. He and Jane McCurdy were married Nov. 13, 1943, at Amarillo, Texas. She died Nov. 27, 1990...
Clara Ford (09/25/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Clara May Ford, 83, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Marble Hill, daughter of Leander H. and Louisa B. Beel Null. She and Willard "Bill" Clinton Ford were married March 4, 1939...
Irene Rechenberg (09/25/05)
Irene Rechenberg, 68, of Millersville died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 9, 1936, at Chicago. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Wilfred Werner (09/25/05)
Wilfred N. Werner, 70, of Jackson, formerly of Altenburg, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born April 14, 1935, in Tilsit, son of the late Otto F. and Minnie Baer Werner. He and Kathryn "Katie" Petzoldt were married Aug. 24, 1957, in Altenburg...
Erna Graden (09/25/05)
Erna Emma Graden, 93, of Egypt Mills died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born May 13, 1912, in Egypt Mills, daughter of Herman and Josephine Fornkohl Zierath. She and Robert Graden were married April 12, 1946, in Benton, Mo. He died April 2, 1978...
Elizabeth Seabaugh (09/25/05)
Elizabeth Francis "Betty" Seabaugh, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sunday, Oct. 8, 1922, in Jackson, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Francis Hunter Schmuke. She and Dr. L.R. Seabaugh were married June 17, 1944, in Jackson. He preceded her in death December 1986...
Births 9/25/05 (09/25/05)
Dillow; Phillips; Goodman; Morgan; Peltz; Banks; Zimmer; Payne; Hale; Blair; Williams; Beine; Alvey; Weissinger; Baker; Bryant; Kennedy; Martin; Plunkett
Vandeven-Long (09/25/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gwendolyn Sue Vandeven and Joseph Adam Long were married June 4, 2005, at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Organist was Alissa Vandeven; vocalists were Elaine Stroder, Sharon Van de Ven, Bob Clubb and Mary Jansen, all of Leopold...
Hollenbeck-Schemel (09/25/05)
Laura Ann Hollenbeck and Michael William Schemel Jr. were united in marriage Aug. 6, 2005, at St. Martin of Tours Parish in St. Louis. The Rev. J. Friedel of Cape Girardeau and the Rev. Terry Borgerding of St. Louis performed the ceremony. Pianist was Sue Vonderheid and vocalist was Mona Cafazza, both of St. Louis...
Lesch-Follis (09/25/05)
Ashley Noel Lesch and Matthew Fawn Follis were married April 23, 2005, at Christ Church of the Heartland. Zachary Strong performed the ceremony. Music was by Napeeta Jackson of Ware, Ill. The bride is the daughter of Guy and Lisa Lesch of Thebes, Ill. The groom is the son of Cara Follis of Jonesboro, Ill...
Morris-Bohnert (09/25/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Samantha Jo Morris and Ryan Richard Bohnert exchanged vows April 9, 2005, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville. The Rev. Kevin Fausz performed the ceremony. Organist was Sister Marilyn Schneider, trumpeter was Grant Pingel, and soloist was Mary Hoehn, all of Perryville...
Scholl-Scholl (09/25/05)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Richard and Kimberly Scholl of Frohna announce the engagement of their daughter, Shandy Renee Scholl, to Anthony Martin "Tony" Scholl. He is the son of Gary and Peggy Scholl of Frohna. Ms. Scholl is a 1994 graduate of Perryville High School, and a 1999 graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a registered pharmacist at Healing Arts Pharmacy at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Mendes-Livesay (09/25/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Phillip and Bertha Mendes of San Gabriel, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Mendes, to Jason R. Livesay, both of San Diego, Calif. He is the son of Gary and Teresa Livesay of San Diego, formerly of Jonesboro and East Cape Girardeau, Ill...
Cook-Pierson (09/25/05)
Donna Seabaugh and Rodney Seabaugh of Jackson and Bill Cook of Delta announce the engagement of their daughter, Scarlett Jo Cook, to Richard Brian Pierson, both of Murphysboro, Ill. He is the son of Richard A. and Lynn Pierson of Murphysboro. Cook is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher's aide at Carbondale High School and a computer salesperson at Best Buy in Carbondale, Ill...
Schlosser-Lawson (09/25/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schlosser of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Marie Schlosser, to Donald Roy Lawson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lawson of Potosi, Mo. Schlosser received a master of arts degree in human environmental studies education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a pharmaceutical sales representative with Eli Lilly and Co...
Schamburg-Lottes (09/25/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Pete and JoAnn Lukefahr of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Kristine Schamburg, to Brad Joseph Lottes. He is the son of Joseph and Carol Lottes Jr. of Perryville. Schamburg is a graduate of Perryville High School. She is an administrative assistant at Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce...
Kluesners mark 50th event (09/25/05)
Buster and Helen Kluesner of Scott City celebrated their 50th anniversary April 16, 2005. A reception, dinner and dance was held at St. Augustine gym, hosted by their children. The couple was married April 20, 1955, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo...
Risters married 44 years (09/25/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles "Sonny" and JoAnn Rister of Chaffee celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary Aug. 12, 2005. The couple renewed their vows in a ceremony Aug. 27 at Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee, with their children as attendants. A reception was held in the fellowship hall...
Police reports 9/25/05 (09/25/05)
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Out of the past 9/25/05 (09/25/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 25, 1980 For the first time in the university's history, the enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University has topped the 9,000 mark according to official enrollment figures for the current semester presented to the school's board of regents; registrar Alton Bray reports there are 9,135 full-time and part-time graduate and undergraduate students on campus, 476 more students than last fall...
You're invited to a party! (09/25/05)
Next Saturday, Oct. 1, the neighborhood around the Southeast Missourian building will be alive. There will be a grand festival, celebrating 100 years of newspaper service to the community. Among the festivities will be music, street theater, magic shows, children's games, an antique car show, carriage rides, photo exhibits, newspaper press tours, food and much more...
Consumers benefit from USPS efforts (09/25/05)
A recent op-ed column by Don Soifer, executive director of the U.S. Consumer Postal Council, not only contained factual errors, but showed not attempt to provide a balanced look at the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Consumer Postal Council is affiliated with the Lexington Institute, whose mission is to limit the role of government in commerce. ...
Tobacco and taxes (09/25/05)
A plan to ask voters to increase cigarette taxes and approve a constitutional amendment spelling out how the extra revenue would be spent is picking up steam across Missouri. A major component of the plan would be smoking-cessation programs, which is commendable. But other portions of the plan need to be carefully considered...
Speak Out 9/25/05 (09/25/05)
Cell phones in the sky; Borrow some more; Fresh air; Showing compassion; Expensive paperwork; Under the influence; Recess is good; Merging and turning; Stopping to help
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