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Stories from Thursday, September 29, 2005

Group worries about movie ads shown on school news program (09/29/05)
Group worries about movie ads shown on school news program Local principals and students aren't sure what all the fuss is about. Channel One, the in-school news program aired daily in area schools, is geared toward a younger audience. With anchors dressed in the latest teen fashions and MTV-esque sets and graphics, the program gets at the heart of issues affecting its teen audience...
Emerson, Talent call for earthquake readiness drill (09/29/05)
The Department of Homeland Security needs to conduct a region-wide earthquake drill, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and U.S. Sen. Jim Talent said in a joint news release Wednesday. Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, and Talent, R-Mo., called for such a drill in a letter to department secretary Michael Chertoff. The exercise should include an extensive review of plans to respond to a major quake on the New Madrid Fault and field tests of those plans, the lawmakers said...
Area craftsmen pay attention to details in restoration of newspaper's building (09/29/05)
The Southeast Missourian's exterior renovation should be finished by the centennial celebration Saturday. Gary Bunting cautioned construction workers to be careful in erecting the dozen ornate capitals atop columns on three re-created bay windows. "Those were my babies," said Bunting, who carefully molded the decorative tops from a gypsum and sand mixture as part of the restoration of the 80-year-old Southeast Missourian building...
Substance abuse coalition receives funding (09/29/05)
The Southeast Missouri Youth Substance Abuse Coalition has been awarded a $9,000 grant by the Missouri Department of Mental Health's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. This is the third year the coalition has been awarded this grant. Funds will be used to carry out community programs designed to reduce the incidence of substance abuse and violent behavior among youth...
Community briefs 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
Knights of Columbus mental retardation drive The Knights of Columbus will hold their 33rd annual mental retardation drive, held statewide, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Knights of Columbus Council members will conduct the drive for funds outside area shopping areas in exchange for Tootsie Rolls. ...
Emerson calls DeLay situation 'demoralizing' (09/29/05)
Emerson calls DeLay situation 'demoralizing' The indictment of House majority leader Tom DeLay is "disappointing and demoralizing," U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, said Wednesday. The elevation of U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to be temporary leader of House Republicans will help keep legislation moving in the chamber, she said...
Nixon: Gas prices were 'questionable' at area pumps (09/29/05)
An extensive review of gasoline pricing over the days following Hurricane Katrina revealed 10 retailers with questionable practices, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday. Nine of those retailers paid a modest penalty and signed assurances of voluntary compliance to avoid lawsuits, Nixon said in a news conference at his Cape Girardeau regional office. The 10th, a Springfield retailer, is being sued, Nixon said...
Every 'Penny' counts (09/29/05)
Alone and scared, Penny slept curled up on the hard, cold floor. Yips and howls echoed against the walls, but not the familiar human voice that lovingly called her name. Penny's owner had died in her home in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. With unshakable loyalty, the 2-year-old terrier mix lay by the body's side for hours, maybe days. Animal rescuers had to coax Penny to leave...
Community cuisine 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
Fish and chicken supper to be held in Bell City; Kettle beef, fried chicken dinner set for Oct. 8; St. Anthony's Church to hold fall dinner; Spaghetti day at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Region digest 09/29/05 (09/29/05)
Seminar for grandparents to be held Tuesday A conference for grandparents raising grandchildren will be held Tuesday at the Centenary United Methodist Church family life center. The conference, sponsored by Kinship Care Network of Southeast Missouri and Area Agency on Aging, is free and includes lunch and child care. ...
Potentially fatal flu virus spreads from horses to dogs (09/29/05)
Veterinarians across the country have been alerted about a rare but highly contagious canine flu that has been reported in seven states but not in Missouri. LaCroix Pet Hospital veterinarian Dr. Ann Seabaugh said the virus is a flu strain that was spread to dogs from horses...
People running charity scam (09/29/05)
People posing as American Red Cross volunteers have illegally solicited donations from area businesses over the past week, Cape Girardeau police said. "We never send people door to door to collect donations," said Red Cross director Mary Burton, nor does the Red Cross solicit donations over the phone...
Hospital sued over release of patient records to Cape company (09/29/05)
A University of Missouri hospital faces a class-action lawsuit after releasing confidential medical records for hundreds of patients to a Cape Girardeau company it hired to solicit business. The suit was filed earlier this year on behalf of approximately 800 patients with liver diseases, including hepatitis C. ...
Some progress along coast; much more left to do (09/29/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Ladling out bowls of red beans and rice for passers-by in the French Quarter, bar owner Finis Shelnutt buoyantly proclaims over blaring jazz music, "People will come back." "Oh yeah, we're going to have a helluva time," he says, and plenty of other business owners and residents agree with him...
Bush pardons man for selling bootleg whiskey (09/29/05)
CANON, Ga. -- A northeast Georgia man sentenced to two years in prison for selling bootleg whiskey more than 40 years ago was among 14 people granted pardons Wednesday by President Bush. Rufus Edward Harris, of Canon in Franklin County, was convicted of possession of tax-unpaid whiskey and was sentenced to prison on June 17, 1963. Seven years later, on May 28, 1970, he was sentenced to five years in prison, which was later reduced to two years probation...
DNR will privatize tank inspections (09/29/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Department of Natural Resources has halted its staff inspections of underground storage tanks and plans to shift the task to private contractors. Department director Doyle Childers said he hopes privatizing the inspections can save several hundred thousand dollars a year...
$10 bill gets orange, yellow and red makeover (09/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- Hooray for the red, yellow and orange! Those are the colors featured on the newly redesigned $10 bill, the third currency denomination to add splashes of color to the traditional green of U.S. currency. Some 800 million of the new bills will be put into circulation starting early next year in the government's latest effort to stay ahead of tech-savvy counterfeiters...
Orders for big-ticket durable goods increase by 3.3 percent in August (09/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- New orders for big-ticket manufactured products rose in August at the fastest pace in three months, providing a reassuring sign that American factories are not headed for another slump. The Commerce Department said that orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, jumped 3.3 percent after falling by 5.3 percent in July. Analysts had been expecting a rebound but the rise was far better than the 0.8 percent advance they had forecast...
World briefs 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
China releases prominent Protestant church activist SHANGHAI, China -- A prominent activist in China's underground Protestant church has been released from a labor camp after serving a two-year sentence, a U.S.-based monitoring group reported Wednesday. ...
Audit reveals FEMA's Brown was warned about supply problems before Katrina hit (09/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- Former FEMA director Michael Brown was warned weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit that his agency's backlogged computer systems could delay supplies and put personnel at risk during an emergency, according to an audit released Wednesday...
House leader steps down after indictment (09/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- Tom DeLay, the iron-fisted Republican leader, relished a take-no-prisoners approach as he rose to the top of Congress. Now, he faces a historic battle to keep himself out of a prison cell. A Texas grand jury on Wednesday indicted Delay on a charge of conspiring to violate political fundraising laws, making him the highest-ranking member of Congress to face criminal prosecution. He temporarily stepped aside as majority leader to fight the charge...
Overdue credit card bills hit record high, could rise higher (09/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- Charge it! That familiar refrain is producing an unwanted response for more Americans: Your bill is overdue! Surging energy prices, low personal savings and the higher cost of borrowing have combined to produce a record level of overdue credit card bills...
Heat, crowd overwhelms FEMA Houston relief center (09/29/05)
HOUSTON -- Saying they were caught off-guard by the number of people in need, FEMA officials closed a relief center early on Wednesday after some of the hundreds of hurricane victims in line began fainting in triple-digit heat. The midday closing of the Houston disaster relief center came as officials in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Rita criticized FEMA's response to the storm, with one calling for a commission to examine the emergency response...
Supreme Court will hear case involving suicide law (09/29/05)
Supporters say the law offers terminally ill patients a humane way to end their suffering. PORTLAND, Ore. -- Julie McMurchie and her four siblings watched as their 68-year-old mother, Peggy Sutherland, lifted a lethal dose of barbiturates to her lips...
Red Cross criticized despite huge relief effort (09/29/05)
NEW YORK -- As its hurricane relief donations near the $1 billion mark, more than double all other charities combined, the American Red Cross is encountering sharp criticism of its efforts and mounting pressure to share funds with smaller groups. The complaints -- that Red Cross operations were chaotic in some places, inequitable in others -- have stung deeply within an organization that is proud of its overall response to Hurricane Katrina, by far the most devastating natural disaster it has confronted on U.S. ...
Lawmakers directing schools to expand history curriculums (09/29/05)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State legislators across the country are increasingly directing their schools to teach students more about the struggles and triumphs of different races and ethnic groups -- a move critics say amounts to politically correct meddling...
Mayor says major areas opening up to residents (09/29/05)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- More areas of New Orleans that escaped flooding from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will be formally reopened starting today, Mayor Ray Nagin said. The areas include the French Quarter, the Central Business district, and Uptown with its historic Garden District. Business owners will be allowed in today, and residents on Friday...
Israel presses on with offensive, despite Palestinian truce pledge (09/29/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel shut down charities with ties to Hamas across the West Bank on Wednesday as it widened a five-day offensive against Palestinian militants despite their pledges to stop firing rockets at Israel. Israeli aircraft fired missiles at several Gaza targets early Wednesday, knocking out power in Gaza City for most of the night, damaging several buildings and destroying an overpass. ...
Insurgents use woman for suicide bombing (09/29/05)
A woman from outside the area likely carried out the attack because women are rarely searched at checkpoints. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The woman slipped into the town, passing checkpoints where women are not searched. Then, donning a man's "dishdasha" -- a traditional white robe -- and kaffiya headscarf, she blended in with the men waiting in line to join the Iraqi army...
Elusive giant squid finally caught on film (09/29/05)
TOKYO -- When a nearly 20-foot long tentacle was hauled aboard his research ship, Tsunemi Kubodera knew he had something big. Then it began sucking on his hands. But what came next excited him most -- hundreds of photos of a purplish-red sea monster doing battle 3,000 feet deep...
DaimlerChrysler to cut 8,500 jobs in Germany (09/29/05)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- German-American automaker DaimlerChrysler AG said Wednesday it will cut 8,500 jobs at its Mercedes Car Group in a bid to return the troubled brand to profitability. The company said the cuts, which will take place in Germany, will come through voluntary termination agreements over the next 12 months and result in charges of 950 million euros ($1.11 billion)...
Chaffee's Benton shuts out Kelly (09/29/05)
The Chaffee softball team scored a run in the first and made it stand up in a 3-0 shutout of visiting Kelly on Wednesday. The Red Devils improved to 8-5 with the win. Kelly's lone error, a pick-off play to third base, brought home the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the first...
Central's Nichols shuts out Jackson (09/29/05)
The Tigers played errorless defense behind their freshman pitcher in a 1-0 victory. The high school softball season is swiftly coming to its conclusion, which means there are few chances for teams to work out any remaining kinks. For the Central Tigers, those kinks seem to be slowly disappearing, as evidenced by Wednesday's 1-0 shutout of rival Jackson...
Southeast, Samford set for prime time (09/29/05)
ESPNU will televise tonight's contest, as each team bids for its first OVC victory. Neither Southeast Missouri State nor Samford was expected to contend for this year's Ohio Valley Conference title. But winning tonight's game is imperative if either team stands a chance in the league race...
A stadium full of memories (09/29/05)
Bill Adams only makes a handful of trips to Busch Stadium each year to watch the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. But those trips to downtown St. Louis have resulted in a number of unforgettable moments, beginning with the first regular-season game in 1966...
Area sports digest 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
TG Missouri's lead was 60 points after Tuesday TG Missouri took a 60-point lead to the pool Wednesday night in Division I of the Corporate Games following its second-place finish in flag football. TG Missouri, the defending champion in the larger division of the Cape Girardeau Recreation Department's Olympic-style, two-week competition for employee-based organizations, had 500 points to Procter & Gamble's 440...
Bowling scores 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
West Park Lanes ** Scores submitted Sept. 26: MEN High series: Darryl James 741, David James 732, Phil Franklin 689, Gerry Roth 684, Jeff Drury 681, Toby Zoellner 679, Mike Seib 671, Ron Propst 670, Leroy Ponder 663, Ryan Nabe 661, Dave Lacey 651, Dave Schaupert 648, Ralph James 648, Sam Bell 647, Danny Ward 646, Dave Lynch 644, Drew Thornton 644, Spence Tollison 644, Roy Aldrich 643, Chris Rellergert 642, Keith Quade 640, Paul James 639, Duane Statler 638, Tom Siebert 534, Travis Tyson 633...
Congress places spotlight on Fehr (09/29/05)
McCain admonished the head of the baseball players union. WASHINGTON -- Hank Aaron and other members of the Hall of Fame told Congress they back Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig's bid for tougher steroid penalties. Then, lawmakers told players union chief Donald Fehr that he needs to act soon -- a stance punctuated by Sen. John McCain's admonishment, "Don't you get it?"...
Private schools file lawsuit against IHSA (09/29/05)
A group of 32 private high schools is suing the Illinois High School Association for its use of a new enrollment multiplier they say puts them at a disadvantage when they compete against public schools in state athletic tournaments...
Archuleta picks up second monthly defensive player honor (09/29/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams safety Adam Archuleta was named Wednesday as the NFC's Defensive Player of the Month. It was the second time Archuleta has received the award. His first came in 2003. Rams coach Mike Martz was walking away from the team Wednesday after practice at Rams Park when he turned and told the players about Archuleta's accomplishment...
Carpenter stuck on 21 after Cardinals fall to Astros (09/29/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Morgan Ensberg had a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning, his fourth hit of the game, and the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 Wednesday night to maintain a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia in the National League wild card race...
Reporter's Question 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
What does your dentist do to ease the trauma of opening wide? The Southeast Missourian is looking for local dentists who have come up with interesting ways to make patients more comfortable. Contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at 335-6611, extension 128...
Cold comfort (09/29/05)
That old familiar feeling is creeping up on you: the heaviness in your sinuses. The scratchy throat. The feeling that -- ah, ah, ah -- you're going to sneeze! It's that time of the year. Along with cooler weather come sniffles, sneezing and the feeling of general malaise that mark the common cold...
Health briefs/calendar 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
Today Ask Your Doctor, a live medical call-in show on Cable Channel 5 featuring local health-care professionals who discuss medical issues and answer call-in questions on the air. Today Dr. Joseph P. Miller and Dr. Gregg S. Hallman will discuss prostate cancer. The number to call is 334-3095...
Preventing Alzheimer's (09/29/05)
Have you heard this one? There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2020, there should be a large elderly population with perky breasts, firm erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them...
Reaching the age of familiarity (09/29/05)
Sept. 29, 2005 Dear Julie, I'm 55 now. Here's what I like about it: * I heard the Rolling Stones when they still sounded dangerous. Now their tour is sponsored by a mortgage company whose commercials depict young corporate types dance to Mick singing "Satisfaction." Ugh...
Production of ancient Greek play delivers gut-wrenching sadness (09/29/05)
War is hell, and emotionally so is "The Trojan Women." The Euripides classic is an extreme drama that shows the darkest aspects of human nature -- murder, plunder, cravenness and extreme arrogance. For its first production of the 2005-2006 season, the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance decided it would take on this Goliath of Greek tragedy...
Earl Faire (09/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Earl B. Faire, 84, of East Prairie died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Liberty, Ky., son of Welby L. and Maude Young Faire. Faire lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a retired farmer...
Carroll Moss (09/29/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Carroll Moss, 62, of Advance died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born July 20, 1943, at Lowndes, Mo., son of Fred and Jewell Moss. He and Naomie Moss were married Nov. 24, 2001. Moss retired from Nestle Purina at Bloomfield, Mo...
Charles Dillow Sr. (09/29/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Charles A. Dillow Sr., 74, of Anna died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at Union County Hospital. He was born March 9, 1931, in Alto Pass, Ill., son of Roy and Ruby Tellor Dillow. He and Mildred Gibbs were married June 4, 1951, in Piggott, Ark...
Austene Eastabrook (09/29/05)
Austene Eastabrook, 80, of Friedheim died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Stearns, Ky., daughter of John and Ollie Strunk Shelton. She and Junior L. Eastabrook were married Feb. 14, 1975. Eastabrook was formerly of Albion, Mich., and had been active in the Albion Assembly of God Church...
Births 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
Sample; Wicker; Fees; Braun; Thompson; Leible
Cape/Jackson fire reports 09/29/05 (09/29/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday: * At 3:19 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Road. * At 8:43 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 8:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive...
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
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Out of the past 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 29, 1980 A group of a dozen parents continues picketing at May Greene School, pressing their demands for changes in the school's disciplinary procedures, which parents say are inadequate. The 36th annual Marching Band Festival gets underway tomorrow with a parade at 1 p.m. through the Jackson business district; there will be 21 high school bands from the surrounding area participating in the event, which concludes Tuesday evening with a concert at the high school stadium...
Moon question (09/29/05)
It has been more than 30 years since the last humans stood on the surface of the moon. Why haven't there been any more manned flights since Apollo 17's December 1972 landing? Last week, NASA outlined its $104 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2018. ...
Where is nation that pulls together? (09/29/05)
To the editor: Watching the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I was appalled at the moral devastation on display. It's becoming clearer that our removal of God and anything that pertains to him from our schools, courthouses and lives isn't working. ...
Bogus studies cited against ethanol (09/29/05)
To the editor: What a disappointment it is to see Russ Kullberg parroting bogus studies as if they were the gospel truth. There are some people in the U.S. Department of Agriculture who aren't afraid to speak up. According to the USDA, a gallon of ethanol contains at least 67 percent more energy than it takes to produce. ...
Let Iraqis settle their differences (09/29/05)
To the editor: Who can deny that the future of Iraq is quite tenuous at the moment? One Washington analyst recently offered this insight: "The reality is that a stable democratic Iraq with large-scale Sunni participation is unlikely until the insurgency in Iraq is widely seen by Sunnis themselves as not succeeding." This does not look soon, if ever, particularly without American withdrawal...
Former Commerce mayor positive (09/29/05)
To the editor: I was incensed when I read Matt Sanders' Sept. 21 article on Commerce. He portrayed my mother, Ann Huck, as a skeptic. She is a very positive person and always has been. Mr. Sanders asked my mother if she thought Commerce would ever recover. She answered, "I don't know. I hope so." Mother is hopeful about the future of Commerce and not a skeptic. After all, she couldn't have been mayor of Commerce for 25 years without having a positive outlook...
Speak Out 9/29/05 (09/29/05)
Let's help each other; Jackson's 'riverfront'; Helpful custodian; Trooper safety; Cairo museum's fate; Public transportation; Rich are for the rich; Hurricane looting; Blocked calls; Helping the ungrateful; Buying re-election; Cheaper form fee
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