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Stories from Saturday, October 1, 2005

Building will be heart of today's celebration (10/01/05)
Jon K. Rust If you venture downtown today for the Southeast Missourian's centennial block party -- and I highly encourage you to do so -- there will be no mistaking the belle of the ball. She's the Missourian building. And even though she celebrated her 80th birthday on Sept. 11, she's never looked better...
Home enhancement seminars (10/01/05)
The 2005 Designer ShowHouse of Ideas opens today at 700 N. Pacific St. in Cape Girardeau. The work of Southeast Missouri interior designers will be on display from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. In addition, seminars will be presented at Southeast Missouri State University...
50 evacuees expected at Red Cross camp (10/01/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- An evacuee with a positive attitude is someone who outruns a killer storm for 600 miles and comes to rest on the New Madrid fault. On Friday, Geraldine Brown defined herself as having that positive attitude, while staying at the hurricane camp in Benton, Mo...
Six Bootheel counties launch economic alliance (10/01/05)
SIKESTON -- With funding in hand, the newly formed Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance is ready launch a six-county effort to draw in new business, retain existing ones and -- perhaps most important -- create new jobs. "In all of these Bootheel counties, we all benefit from each other's success," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. "If a plant locates in New Madrid County, it brings advantages to all of us."...
Town crier chosen for city's bicentennial (10/01/05)
Darryl Morgan is Cape Girardeau's new town crier. If he is commissioned by the Cape Girardeau City Council, Morgan will be the goodwill ambassador for the city. As the goodwill ambassador, Morgan will be present for opening ceremonies, greeting VIPs and announcing upcoming community events...
Corrections 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
David Alan Tippen pleaded guilty to one felony count of child abuse, resulting in death, and didn't plead guilty to second-degree murder, as stated in the Thursday issue...
Businesses decorate to celebrate centennial (10/01/05)
The outside of Renaissance home decor shop in downtown Cape Girardeau is almost alive with newspaper images. Cut from little slips of history is a decoupage of stories and columns that co-owner Sherry Yaeger found inspirational as an artist, leading to songs and paintings...
Fire report 10/01/05 (10/01/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Wednesday: * At 5:28 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of South West End Boulevard. * At 10:21 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Seimers Drive and William Street. * At 9:11 p.m., line down at Big Bend Road and Mechaw Drive...
SEMO box Sept30 (10/01/05)
Southeast summary SAMFORD 33, SOUTHEAST 17 Southeast 9 3 3 2 -- 17 Samford 6 0 14 13 -- 33 First Quarter SE -- Colin Schermann 35 field goal Sam -- Jeff Moore 44 pass from Jefferson Adcock (kick failed) SE -- Matt Boyack 10 pass from Mike Haley (Schermann kick)...
Nation briefs 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
School bus overturns on NYC expressway; Economy wobbling from Katrina's blows; U.S. troop cuts in doubt over Iraqi instability
World briefs 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
U.S. views on N. Korea prevail in resolution; Hurricane Otis moves toward Baja peninsula; Brazil now Latin America's largest economy
Shuttle buses will ease traffic congestion (10/01/05)
Shuttle buses should ease traffic congestion for visitors to the Southeast Missourian's daylong block party today, event organizers say. The city will close several blocks of Broadway, Lorimier and Themis streets to traffic from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make room for the newspaper's centennial celebration...
Fulfilling a dream (10/01/05)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- From a blue recliner in the living room of her Fredericktown single-wide, Dawn Whitworth can hear the muffled voice of her daughter as she sings along to a CD in a back bedroom. I believe I can fly I believe I can touch the sky ...
Scott City man faces sex charges (10/01/05)
A Scott City man was charged on Friday with five felony counts of sexual offenses with a child under 14 years old. James A. Edger, 19, faces two felony counts of first-degree statutory rape, two felony counts of child molestation and one felony count of incest...
Religion briefs 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
La Croix UMC selected for Lilly Endowment; Westminster Presbyterian holds quilt show Oct. 8; Emanuel United Church plans bazaar for Oct. 15; Judgement House at Shawnee college Oct. 8; Saturday; Sunday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Friday; -- From staff reports
Holding on to history (10/01/05)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- There were times in the past 180 years when the people of St. Paul United Methodist Church believed their church would not survive. In 1860, the debate over slavery divided the congregation into northern and southern factions. In the 1930s, the church's fund balances dropped to $1.35...
Out of jail, reporter Miller testifies in CIA leak investigation (10/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- Out of jail after 85 days, New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified before a grand jury Friday, setting the stage for prosecutors to decide whether to charge anyone in the Bush administration in the leak of a CIA operative's name...
American millionaire scientist blasts off as world's third paying space tourist (10/01/05)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying U.S millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen lifted off late Friday Central time from the Central Asian steppe, launching the world's third space tourist on a two-day journey to the international space station...
Blasts kill more than 110 Shiites ahead of key vote (10/01/05)
HILLAH, Iraq -- Sunni insurgents hit two Shiite towns in two days with brutal bombings that killed more than 110 people, apparently aiming to scare Shiites away from a crucial vote on Iraq's new constitution. In the latest attack, a car bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market crowded with Friday morning shoppers...
Neuqua Valley ends Tigers' streak at 12 (10/01/05)
The Central boys soccer team suffered its first loss after 12 straight victories, dropping a 2-1 decision to Neuqua Valley of Naperville, Ill., on Friday night at the Quincy, Ill., Tournament. The Tigers (12-2) had lost their season-opening game before rolling off a winning streak and earning a spot in the top 10 rankings of the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association...
Rams extend Devils' streak (10/01/05)
Scott City won 14-0, as Chaffee's lost its 29th consecutive game. When you haven't won a game in nearly three years, good fortune is rare. Chaffee -- losers of 28 straight heading into Friday night's homecoming matchup against rival Scott City at Chaffee -- must have been taken back to find itself at Scott City's 2-yard line less than two minutes into the game after a botched Scott City punt snap...
Jackson claims 21-14 win over Jefferson City (10/01/05)
Southeast Missourian Jackson broke a halftime deadlock with two second-half touchdowns and went on to 21-14 road victory over Jefferson City, one of the most storied programs in Missouri high school football history. Jackson, which suffered a 27-point home loss to the Jays last season, improved to 3-2...
St. Vincent stops Bisch, St. Pius (10/01/05)
The St. Vincent defense limited St. Pius running back Carlos Bisch to 88 yards, becoming the first team to hold him below 100 all season. That helped propel the Indians (3-2) to a 28-13 victory against the Lancers in a Mississippi Area Football Conference Blue Division game in Festus, Mo...
Redhawks' offense erupts in 4-0 soccer win over Govs (10/01/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Ohio Valley Conference soccer opener resulted in no goals for the Redhawks as they battled Eastern Illinois to a scoreless tie on Sept. 23. But the Redhawks had nothing resembling an offensive drought during their second OVC match as they blistered Austin Peay 4-0 Friday night in front of nearly 250 fans at Houck Stadium...
Billings sticks with freshman QB plan (10/01/05)
A day after Southeast Missouri State's latest loss, coach Tim Billings stayed firm with his original decision that true freshman quarterback Markus Mosley will start the Redhawks' next game. Mosley replaced struggling senior Mike Haley early in the fourth quarter Thursday night at Samford, the Redhawks trailing 26-17 at the time...
Pujols, Cards slam Reds 12-6 (10/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his 200th career home run and Reggie Sanders' two-run double snapped a sixth-inning tie, rescuing a pitching staff that surrendered 10 walks in the first six innings of the St. Louis Cardinals' 12-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night...
McGwire shows for final bash (10/01/05)
The former slugger helped bid farewell to Busch Stadium. ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire stands by his no comment. The St. Louis Cardinals season home run king made his first appearance at Busch Stadium this season on Friday as part of a final-weekend reunion at the 40-year-old ballpark. He said he had no regrets about his often-criticized testimony before Congress in March during steroids hearings, during which he repeatedly said "I'm not here to talk about the past."...
MU goes for upset of No. 2 Texas (10/01/05)
Quarterbacks will be the main attraction when the Longhorns visit today. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's Brad Smith and Texas' Vince Young will go head-to-head today, when the Tigers face the No. 2 Longhorns in a Big 12 Conference opener. Although the two quarterbacks have had different levels of success as starters -- Young is 20-2 and Smith is 20-19 -- they both will be trying to prove themselves to a national audience...
Sports briefs 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
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Expecting nothing in return (10/01/05)
A lump swelled in my throat as I continued reading the e-mail. Absorbing the message caused me to recall other similar situations I've witnessed in nursing homes and other circumstances. An elderly white-haired man faithfully visited his wife in the nursing home each day. Everyone observing Matt's behavior marveled at his unwavering perseverance -- turning up each day at her room...
Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra opens season with vocalist Judith Farris (10/01/05)
For Judith Farris, life has come full circle. The New York voice coach who learned how to sing at Southeast Missouri State University before going off to pursue her dreams has returned home for more than just a brief stay. She's come back to live, at least for a while, in the town that showed her how to use her vocal talent, and to teach at the university where she learned her skills...
William Morgan (10/01/05)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- William Preston "Bill" Morgan, 72, of Olive Branch died at noon Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in East Prairie, Mo., son of Tom and Alma Powers Morgan. He married Beulah Bigham...
Caroline Eakins (10/01/05)
TUNNEL HILL, Ill. -- Caroline Eakins, 61, of Tunnel Hill passed away at 2:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Mrs. Eakins was born Jan. 22, 1944, at Commerce, Mo., to Huby and Letha Fraizer Malone. She and Norman Eakins were married June 8, 1962, at Millersville, Mo. He preceded her in death May 13, 2003...
Mitchell Rivers (10/01/05)
Mitchell Lee Rivers, 60, of St. Louis died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 26, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oliphant Mitchell and Mildred Lee Bidewell Rivers. He and Jean Ann Volz were married June 27, 1970...
Evelyn Rushing (10/01/05)
Evelyn Lorraine Bullock Rushing, 86, of Cape Girardeau went to be with her Lord Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Bonne Terre, Mo., daughter of Arthur Cellis and Elba Rhoda Pratt Bullock. Evelyn was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Births 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
Parker; James; Glueck; Wilson; Overbey; Byerley; Sides; Craft
Police reports 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
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Out of the past 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 1, 1980 EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Thirty-four years after a study was commissioned, the Army Corps of Engineers last night trotted out a $4.9 million proposal for improved flood control in a 50,000-acre area along the Mississippi River in Union and Alexander counties...
Celebrating downtown (10/01/05)
Anyone who hasn't seen Cape Girardeau's downtown in the past 10 years or so would be pleasantly surprised by the way residential and business owners in what is now known as Old Town Cape are saving the past and updating for the future. With today's centennial bash for the Southeast Missourian, city residents and visitors will have yet another opportunity to enjoy the new downtown. ...
Scamming doesn't pay (10/01/05)
Disaster aftermaths provide fertile ground for scammers. Most states are prepared to deal with excessive charges for products and services that prey on victims who, in desperation, pay far more than they should. In Missouri, scammers fall under the review of the attorney general's office. ...
Loving homes for hurricane dogs (10/01/05)
To the editor: I was touched by the story "Every Penny counts" as I have been with all the stories regarding Hurricane Katrina. As a devout animal lover, I am saddened by the numerous pets that were left homeless in the aftermath and worry about their fate. ...
A great example of good service (10/01/05)
To the editor: I understand that my newspaper carrier, Jimmy Stone, will be giving up his Southeast Missourian route soon. You should know that a diligent search will be required to find someone who measures up to the high standards established by Jimmy over the last 20 years. ...
GED teachers sincere, caring (10/01/05)
To the editor: This letter is in recognition of the ladies at the Cape Girardeau GED class. Since we home schooled our three children, we preferred they also obtain their GED. Over the years, these hardworking ladies were so helpful in aiding our children to reach their goal. ...
Speak Out 10/1/05 (10/01/05)
Stop sign needed; Oil from soybeans; Louisiana mistrust; Price of corn; Parent phone line; Drug therapy; Beer littering; Spreading meditation; TV outrage; Passing lane; Try harder; Possible propaganda; Spread the pork
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