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Stories from Monday, October 3, 2005

Interstate 55 billboard touts Marble Hill dinosaur (10/03/05)
Motorists driving south on Interstate 55 between exits 96 and 99 will now be greeted by a giant Missouri dinosaur. To promote tourism in the small Bollinger County town of Marble Hill, residents have raised money to erect a billboard to attract visitors to the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History...
Show Me Center lineup filled with big names (10/03/05)
Anyone looking for entertainment options won't have to look far this fall. The Show Me Center's fall lineup is filled with big names, starting with Wednesday's performance by bluegrass saviors Alison Krauss and Union Station. Krauss kicks off two months of shows that include Larry the Cable Guy on Oct. ...
Photo exhibit captures decades of Cape history (10/03/05)
A visual record of life in Cape Girardeau from 1925 through 1995 can now be seen at Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library. The university unveiled photographs from the Herbert L. and Paul Lueders Photographic Collection on Sunday. More than 30 images were on display, and 30 more were presented in a slide show...
Filth found year before Perry Co. boy's death (10/03/05)
Editor's note: Ethan Patrick Williams, 4, died Aug. 25 from an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection. Since his death, his mother, Emily Altom, and stepfather, Michael Altom, have been charged with manslaughter and child endangerment. The Southeast Missourian obtained Ethan's case file from the Department of Social Services under the Sunshine Law. Unless otherwise attributed, the information presented in this story is from that file...
Personal best: Golden Games participants enjoy a little competition (10/03/05)
They entered the Osage Centre clad in flapper dresses, sequined accessories, bowler hats, boas and costumes reflecting the Roaring '20s. Despite the cool temperatures on Sept. 30, residents from a dozen area nursing care facilities in Southeast Missouri, representing Missouri Healthcare Association District 5, were pumped for a little competition. ...
Community digest 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
Women in Agriculture invite others to join; HICotN dance club starts classes for beginners; 2005 Thilenius reunion begins Friday in Longview; Hobbs Chapel to hold annual fall bazaar; Jackson High School to hold 50-year reunion
Golden Games events winners (10/03/05)
n Parade: first place, Heartland Care and Rehab; second place, Fountainbleu Lodge; third place, Ste. Genevieve Care Center. n Arts and crafts: first place Wilma Arnzen, Elder Care; second place Alanna Barbezbain, Elder Care; third place, Joan Dickens, Elder Care...
Community cuisine 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
New Salem homecoming will hold dinner and auction; St. Denis Parish plans annual raffle and family-style dinner
Cape police report 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Matthew C. Clark, 29, of 1058 Camelot Gardens St., St. Louis, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a one-way street...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
7:30 p.m. today, city hall ** Public hearings * A public hearing to consider a request to vacate portions of West Madison Street and South Russell Street, as requested by the Reorganized School District R-2. Action Items Power and Light Committee * A motion approving Task Order Authorization No. 05-19, in the amount of $134,600 to Horner and Shifrin, Inc., of St. Louis, Mo., relative to providing engineering services under the North Elevated Water Storage Tank Project...
Cape Girardeau city council agenda 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
7 p.m. today ** City hall, 401 Independence St. Presentations * The River Campus project by Scott Meyer, facilities manager for Southeast Missouri State University. * Smoke-detector program, by fire chief Rick Ennis. Public hearings * The request of R. Hetzel Properties LLC for a special-use permit for an apartment on the second floor of 20 N. Pacific St. in a C-1, local commercial district...
Results from last week's online poll (10/03/05)
In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Americans find themselves reconsidering the impact of a huge disaster on their own lives. The Southeast Missourian's online poll asked, "What kind of disaster or emergency do you feel more threatened by?" Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100. (445 votes)...
Woman killed in Madison Co. crash (10/03/05)
A Grassy, Mo., woman died late Saturday morning from injuries she received when her vehicle overturned and struck a fence in Madison County. Tiffany S. Riddle, 22, was pronounced dead on the scene when officers arrived. The accident occurred on Route DD, two miles east of Marquand, Mo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Riddle failed to negotiate a curve, causing her vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway...
Breaking the chains of addiction (10/03/05)
High school slipped by in a blur. Family fell to the side. Life took a back seat. Sleep was not an option. Paranoia was a companion. Mood swings, rotten teeth, extreme weight loss and poor memory didn't matter. Bryan Overbey and Sean Qualls thought they were in control of their lives...
Some of Matt Blunt's Democratic appointees donating to Republicans (10/03/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At least seven people appointed as Democrats this year by the governor to various boards and commissions have contributed to Gov. Matt Blunt or other Republicans -- in some cases, shortly after winning their appointments. Many appointees say they personally know the governor or his father, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, and felt he was doing a good job. Others say they don't vote straight Democratic tickets and believe there are good people in both major political parties...
Amusing Bozo: Zoo keepers look for enrichment to fight animal boredom (10/03/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Bozo the baboon grabs a small plastic cage, filled with cabbage and green beans, and heaves it across his pen. His fluffy, gray hair bounces as he trots after it. Four female baboons have figured out how to unlatch their food cages. They sit on their crimson bottoms and munch the vegetables. Bozo keeps flinging his cage until it bursts open...
Vermont gets permission for first-in-the-nation Medicaid program (10/03/05)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A growing inability to pay ever-increasing Medicaid costs has forced Vermont into an innovative deal with the federal government that critics fear could jeopardize a safety net dating back to the Great Society. Gov. James Douglas says he's confident his Global Commitment to Health, in which the state has agreed to accept caps to federal Medicaid funding over the next five years, will give state officials unprecedented flexibility to manage the health insurance program for the poor and begin to control costs. ...
Search engine star Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut (10/03/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In just seven years, Google Inc. has morphed from a bare-bones online search engine into a technological octopus that seems to sprout another intriguing tentacle every other week. The Mountain View, Calif.,-based company, with $7.1 billion to spend thanks to zealous shareholder support, is now positioned to head down a variety of different paths. And that's spurring an almost-daily guessing game about where Google's flurry of innovation might lead...
Boat overturns on New York lake; at least 20 dead (10/03/05)
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- A glass-enclosed boat carrying senior citizens on a cruise overturned Sunday on a calm, chilly lake in upstate New York, killing at least 20 people and sending more than two dozen shivering passengers to a hospital. The accident may have occurred when the boat was hit by the wake of a larger passing vessel, Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said. "We haven't ruled anything out yet," he said...
Louisiana plan would shift power to state in rebuilding (10/03/05)
The state's legislators hope hurricane damage will force Washington to take a serious look at the proposal. WASHINGTON -- A $40 billion plan to hurricane-proof the Louisiana coast has ignited a battle over how best to prevent a repeat of this year's double flooding of New Orleans...
World briefs 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
Delay pledges active role in House leadership ; Sharon, Abbas agree to meet as violence eases; Iraqi leader calls for prime minister to step down; Rare annular eclipse to cross Europe, Africa
A Marine alive, a Marine alone (10/03/05)
HADITHA DAM, Iraq -- Cpl. David Kreuter had a new baby boy he'd seen only in photos. Lance Cpl. Michael Cifuentes was counting the days to his wedding. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Bloem had just celebrated his 20th birthday. Travis Williams remembers them all -- all 11 men in his Marine squad -- all now dead. ...
Video shows suspected Bali bomber just before blast (10/03/05)
BALI, Indonesia -- Police raised the alert level for Indonesia's capital and the president warned of more attacks Sunday as a chilling video shot the day before showed a suspected bomber clutching a backpack and strolling past diners moments before one of three suicide bombings killed 26 people on Bali...
Redhawks escape with 1-0 OVC win in double overtime (10/03/05)
It was probably as ugly a performance as Southeast Missouri State's women's soccer team has had all season. But the end result was a thing of beauty for the Redhawks. Southeast struggled virtually the entire match against underdog Tennessee Tech, but the Redhawks were finally able celebrate a 1-0 home victory in double overtime Sunday afternoon...
Results: Bridge Run (10/03/05)
Results Bridge Run All finishers in Saturday's event, grouped by gender but shown with overall place: MEN 1. Bryan Kelpe, 17:49; 2. Mark Valliere, 19:50; 3. Ron Duff, 20:43; 4. Sky Lee, 20:58; 5. John Vavak, 21:20; 6. Scott Duncan, 22:02; 7. Dan Wilson, 22:04; 9. James Hathaway, 22:18;...
Choi posts two-shot win at Chysler Classic (10/03/05)
South Korea's K.J. Choi won the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro on Sunday for his third PGA Tour victory, closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-shot victory over Shigeki Maruyama in Greensboro, N.C. It was Choi's first PGA Tour victory since 2002, when he won two tournaments during a breakthrough season. He finished with a 22-under 266 total...
Blues conclude preseason with victory over Chicago (10/03/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk had a successful debut, scoring with 2:01 left to give St. Louis a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Blues' preseason finale Sunday night. Tkachuk, playing his first game since returning from a team-imposed suspension for failing his physical, crashed the net and banged the rebound of Trent Whitfield's shot past Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin...
NFL: Week 4; Sunday's games (10/03/05)
Chargers 41, Patriots 17 This was finally the week the New England Patriots couldn't plug the holes left by injuries -- not against Drew Brees and San Diego's explosive offense. The Chargers (2-2) handed the Patriots (2-2) their first loss at Gillette Stadium in 22 games on Sunday, beating them 41-17 as Brees threw for two touchdowns, LaDainian Tomlinson ran for two more and Antonio Gates had six catches for 108 yards...
Astros, Red Sox complete playoff picture (10/03/05)
Just when it looked as though the playoff picture might remain muddled for days, everything was settled on the final afternoon of the regular season. The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros wrapped up the wild cards Sunday, clinching the final two major league playoff spots. All the matchups were set for the 2005 postseason, starting Tuesday with the NL West champion San Diego Padres playing in St. Louis at 12:09 p.m. CDT...
Finale grades a 100 (10/03/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The final day of the regular season was doubly pleasing to St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan. His team won its first NL ERA title since 1969 and his son, Chris, hit the game-winning home run. "I'm proud of them both," Duncan said after the Cardinals posted their 100th victory by rallying past Cincinnati 7-5 Sunday in the last regular-season game at Busch Stadium. ...
Wreck-filled race puts Stewart atop Chase standings (10/03/05)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Jarrett's voice was hoarse and choked with emotion. He had just won a frantic shootout to end a 98-race drought and steal the spotlight from NASCAR's championship drivers. Jarrett, a hardened veteran, could hardly believe what had happened Sunday during a crash-filled race at Talladega Superspeedway that shuffled the points standings and moved Tony Stewart back on top of the Nextel Cup leaderboard...
Giants flatten Rams 44-24 (10/03/05)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A week after spending the first quarter on the sideline for violating team rules, Plaxico Burress redeemed himself with one of the best days of his career. The sixth-year wide receiver had two touchdown catches among a career-high 10 receptions Sunday as the New York Giants defeated the St. Louis Rams 44-24. In addition to Burress' two touchdowns, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw scoring passes of 1 yard to Amani Toomer and 31 yards to Jeremy Shockey...
Sports briefs 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
Sectional champs crowned...
Employment improves; fuel remains a concern (10/03/05)
Good news out of Jefferson City: Unemployment rates have improved in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported last week that Missouri posted the largest percentage job increase in the country in August and was the second in actual numbers of new jobs created...
People on the move 10/03/05 (10/03/05)
Publisher Reppert now president of NNA Jerry L. Reppert, head of Reppert Publications, has been installed as president of the National Newspaper Association. Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the national voice of community newspapers. ...
Business memo 10/03/05 (10/03/05)
Workshop focuses on women and finances Leave A Legacy of the Heartland and the Southeast Council on Philanthropy are offering area women workshops on personal finance. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. A luncheon will follow the workshops at 11:45 a.m. and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Trudy Lee at 651-5935...
Revenue from cyberspace (10/03/05)
U.S. Internet ad revenue jumps to record levels The way Stuart Arthur looks at it, it only makes sense for the company he works for to advertise on the Internet. After all, Automation Services Co. is business that designs computer networks. "Being in the IT industry, there almost is an inherent expectation that you're going to advertise online," said Arthur, the chief operating officer for the Cape Girardeau-based company. ...
Bankruptcy law may not mean much for creditors (10/03/05)
Higher administrative costs with long-term collection programs will eat into the money creditors recover. NEW YORK -- The new bankruptcy law makes it harder for consumers to walk away from credit card debt and other loans they're having trouble paying...
Families may reconsider insurance for flooding (10/03/05)
The average premium is about $438 a year, and the cost in low-risk areas is $250 to $300 a year. Among the lessons to be learned from Hurricane Katrina is that more Americans need to consider buying flood insurance. The storm, which struck Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, caused billions of dollars in damage to houses, not only along the Gulf Coast but also miles inland. Then Hurricane Rita hit Texas and Louisiana, causing further destruction...
J.T. Holder (10/03/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- J.T. Holder, 80, of Wappapello, Mo. formerly of Advance, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born May 23, 1925, in Kewanne, Mo., son of George and Gladys Holder. He and Myra Geraldine Bird were married on Dec. 30, 1955, in Advance. She preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 1984...
James Elfrink (10/03/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- James John Elfrink, 84, of Leopold died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 4, 1921, in Leopold, son of Jacob John and Adelheid H. Jansen Elfrink. He and Rachel Elizabeth Macke were married on June 2, 1945, in Leopold...
Augusta Aldridge (10/03/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Augusta Newburn Aldridge, 87, of Wolf Lake, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born June 18, 1918, in Gordonville, Mo., daughter of Frank and Mary Tunze Newburn. She and Paul Aldridge were married in Murphysboro. He preceded her in death...
Grace Wille (10/03/05)
Grace Wille, 70, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at her home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jewell Verble (10/03/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jewell Pauline Verble, 72, of Anna died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born March 22, 1933, in Pacific, Mo., daughter of Ray and Stella Jones Slone. She and Harry Verble were married Jan. 20, 1951, in Dongola...
Tiffany Riddle (10/03/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Tiffany Sue Riddle, 22, of Glenallen, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Madison County, Mo., the result of a one-vehicle accident. She was born Jan. 31, 1983, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., daughter of Harvey and Brenda Harmon Riddle...
Ernest Hanor (10/03/05)
flag EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Ernest Lee Hanor, 78, of East Prairie died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 27, 1926, in East Prairie, son of L.D. and Ozetta Curry Hanor. Hanor served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Ellen Lingle (10/03/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ellen Lingle, 89, of Anna died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at the City Care Center in Anna. She was born on July 4, 1916, in Olmsted, Ill., daughter of Clyde and Myrtle Sheffer Rivers. She and Elmer Lingle were married Dec. 24, 1937. He died on March 4, 1966...
Linus Quade (10/03/05)
Linus W. "Mox" Quade, 86, of Burfordville, Mo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 14, 1919, south of Burfordville, son of John W. and Lara Kinder Quade. He and Jessie E. Brown were married August 25, 1950...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 6:45 p.m., a fuel leak at 100 West Park Mall. * At 7:26 p.m., an illegal burn at 1212 Price Drive. * At 9:12 p.m., emergency medical service at the 400 block of Mount Auburn Road...
Out of the past 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 3, 1980 A dispute between the Cape Girardeau City Council and the county court over the method used to subsidize the county ambulance service has the councilmen proposing alternatives to the present ambulance service; options proposed include the establishment of a city-operated ambulance service or the development of a service to be jointly operated by the city's two hospitals...
Property taxes (10/03/05)
The Joplin Globe Early in the next session of the Missouri Legislature, we would like to see the introduction of bills to provide deep, meaningful relief to property taxpayers. ... We have suggested before that legislators should consider putting a lid on higher assessments for residences in which a family has lived for, say, 10 years or longer. Unless there have been significant improvements, such as an addition or a garage, valuations would remain the same...
Southeast milestone (10/03/05)
Southeast Missouri State University reached a milestone this semester when its enrollment eclipsed 10,000 students for the first time, the most students in the school's 132-year history. The figure represents all students enrolled at the university, not just full-time students. ...
Speak Out 10/3/05 (10/03/05)
Smelly water; Rental upkeep; Skewed salaries; Unsafe streets; Remember to yield; I was scammed; Moral decay; Passing the buck; Sounds familiar
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