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Stories from Sunday, October 9, 2005

Officials plan to rekindle anti-litter campaign (10/09/05)
Local leaders admit that efforts to combat litter have stalled in recent months. Local officials and civic leaders hope plans to join the national Keep America Beautiful organization will spark a renewed effort to combat litter. The effort comes as local leaders admit that efforts to combat litter stalled in recent months...
Questionable evidence (10/09/05)
In 1989, Rita Nitz didn't show much emotion when a jury in Metropolis, Ill., delivered a guilty verdict for the decapitation murder of a homosexual man from Williamson County. Prosecutors didn't accuse Nitz of actually committing the murder. Instead, they charged that she did nothing while her husband, Richard Nitz, slammed a baseball bat into the man's head, then helped dispose of the body in a field in Union County...
Scenes from the past mark Illinois' milestones at Pumpkin Town (10/09/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- The 11th annual Pumpkin Town USA ends today at the Choate Mental Health and Development Center. "It's a good prelude up to Halloween," said Athalyn Hunt, a unit administrator on the upper treatment complex of Choate. The drive into Pumpkin Town drew cars past the displays honoring Southern Illinois' historical milestones. The scenes were designed by the more than 300 patients at the center...
Fire report 10/09/05 (10/09/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * 6:22 p.m., a box alarm at 115 S. Pacific St. * At 9:20 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of North Water Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Dana machine catches fire (10/09/05)
A machine at Dana Corp. in Cape Girardeau caught fire Saturday night, but local firefighters put it out in just a short while. Firefighters responded to the fire shortly past 7:30 p.m., said battallion commander Bob Kembel. Dana is on Corporate Circle off Southern Expressway...
President Bush discusses the war on terror (10/09/05)
Here is the text of President Bush's speech Thursday before the National Endowment for Democracy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. I'm honored once again to be with the supporters of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since the day President Ronald Reagan set out the vision for this endowment, the world has seen the swiftest advance of democratic institutions in history. And Americans are proud to have played our role in this great story...
Troubled teens get lessons from student athletes (10/09/05)
At age 15, Corey was already selling pot on the streets of his home town of Cuba, Mo. Not long after, he was arrested for drug distribution and sentenced to probation. But that didn't cause him to change. He still regularly skipped school and didn't meet several of the probation conditions set by the judge...
Finding pleasure in the pain (10/09/05)
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." The words, written in black and red marker and punctuated with a heart-shaped exclamation point, hang above Laura Turpin's bed. There are other hand-written signs taped to the wall, Bible verses and inspirational sayings, a cut-out of a colorful butterfly and a page ripped from a Hello Kitty coloring book...
A gathering of friends (10/09/05)
Beta Sigma Phi, internationally known as "The Friendship Organization," held its state convention Saturday at the Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau with entertainment including a Caribbean island party, Octoberfest, Hollywood gala and high tea. Unlike a college sorority, the organization has members of all ages and educational backgrounds...
Perry County fall festival celebrates the tastes and traditions (10/09/05)
FROHNA, Mo. --Visitors recalled the history of Perry County's early settlers Saturday at the Saxon Lutheran Memorial Fall Festival in Frohna. The 25th anniversary of the event also paid special tribute to early curators, provided amusements and games for children, offered tours through the early Saxon settlement and demonstrated the way of life for the German settlers...
Canine officers sink their teeth into police training (10/09/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Chris Smith's partnership in the Boone County Sheriff's Department is not like most. He and his partner work together, ride together and eat together. But when the workday is over, they head to the same house and Smith takes his partner for a walk...
Park board not eager to make Confederate flag decisions (10/09/05)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Legislation that would allow the state park board to decide whether the Confederate flag should again fly over Missouri's historical gravesites has some board members worried. "I could see something like this bogging us down tremendously," said member Wayne Morton of Osceola, Mo., during a meeting Friday in St. Joseph. No official action was taken on the subject...
College co-director charged with child molestation (10/09/05)
NEW LONDON, Mo. -- The co-director of an Illinois technical school has been arrested in California on charges of child molestation. Katrina Lynn Guthrie, 32, remained jailed Friday in San Francisco, one day after her arrest. Bond was set at $250,000...
U.S. working on plan in case of flu pandemic (10/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- A super-flu could kill up to 1.9 million Americans, according to a draft of the government's plan to fight a worldwide epidemic. Officials are rewriting that plan to designate not just who cares for the sick but who will keep the country running amid the chaos, said an influenza specialist who is advising the government on those decisions...
Schools across the nation watch 'intelligent design' trial (10/09/05)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As a federal judge hears arguments over whether a Pennsylvania school district can include "intelligent design" in its biology curriculum, Dan Barbour fears the New Mexico high school where he works could face a similar showdown...
Gay leaders seek to bridge racial divide (10/09/05)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Each year, Dyana Mason kicks off the summer with two road trips: one to Washington's black gay pride celebration in May and a second to its predominantly white June counterpart, Capital Pride. Mason, director of an advocacy group called Equality Virginia, is not alone. Through the fall, similar celebrations will unfold across the nation, underscoring a racial rift some say splinters gay America when a united front is needed most...
Driverless vehicles rumble in $2 million race through Mojave Desert (10/09/05)
PRIMM, Nev. -- A customized Volkswagen SUV created by Stanford University on Saturday became the first driverless vehicle to cross the finish line of a $2 million Pentagon-sponsored robot race across the rugged Mojave Desert. The race announcer did not immediately declare a winner because 22 out of the 23 robots left the starting line at staggered times at dawn, racing against the clock rather than each other. ...
Rove denied involvement in outing CIA operative (10/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- Senior aide Karl Rove denied to President Bush that he engaged in an effort to disclose the identity of a covert CIA operative to discredit her husband's criticism of Iraq policy, say people familiar with Rove's statements in a criminal investigation...
Fed chairman concerned about risky mortgages (10/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan is turning up the volume on his warnings about the potential perils of certain risky mortgages if the high-flying housing market loses significant altitude. There are signs some companies are getting the message. A few have begun scaling back some types of those mortgages or making them less appealing by raising costs...
Delphi, the largest U.S. auto supplier, files for bankruptcy (10/09/05)
DETROIT -- Delphi Corp., the nation's largest auto supplier, filed for bankruptcy Saturday, sending shock waves through a U.S. auto industry already weakened by high labor costs and falling market share. Delphi's bankruptcy, which is expected to result in plant closures and layoffs, is one of the largest in U.S. history...
Judge excuses himself from jury duty (10/09/05)
WEST BEND, Wis. -- Pat Faragher has a sure-fire way to get out of jury duty -- he'll just excuse himself. Faragher, a Washington County Circuit judge, was summoned for jury duty recently in his own court. He has his excuse already prepared: "I think I'll just say it may not be a good idea to be summoned to my own court."...
Veteran British broadcaster to join Al-Jazeera's English channel (10/09/05)
MANAMA, Bahrain -- Veteran British broadcaster David Frost will go on-air next spring with Al-Jazeera International, the English-language channel of the popular Arab satellite broadcaster, the network announced. Frost, who broadcast his final "Breakfast with Frost" program for British Broadcasting Corp. in May, would be among the "key on-air talent" on the 24-hour news and current affairs channel, Al-Jazeera said in a statement Friday...
Guatemala digs out the dead as toll from rains, floods surges (10/09/05)
SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala -- Dozens of Mayan Indians used hand tools to dig through hardening mud on Saturday, searching for bodies under a landslide that swallowed a Guatemalan neighborhood and pushed the regionwide death toll from a week of pounding rains to 613...
Pakistan quake claims 18,000 (10/09/05)
The tremors caused buildings in an area 625 miles across to sway for about a minute. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- It began as a gentle swaying, but the ground's convulsions quickly grew wilder -- shaking walls, roofs and floors. Within seconds, mud-brick homes buckled, bigger buildings pancaked, earth and rock slid down hillsides, burying the helpless...
NATO plans major expansion of mission in Afghanistan (10/09/05)
CHAGCHARAN, Afghanistan -- Wrecked Soviet warplanes line the dirt airstrip in this remote NATO outpost, a stark warning to the alliance as it plans a major expansion of its peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. NATO's top brass flew into this regional capital last week to evaluate the expansion into the most dangerous parts of a land that refused to be pacified by Moscow's troops in the 1980s...
Notre Dame softball rolls to Class 3 District 2 crown (10/09/05)
The Notre Dame softball team claimed the Class 3 District 2 title and set its school single-season win record with an 8-0 rout of Herculaneum on Saturday at West City Park in Festus. "We played well," Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett said. "They had a 20-win season, and we got two big wins on them. We came out and took care of it."...
Potosi keeps Perryville winless (10/09/05)
The Trojans posted a 40-0 victory on Saturday. Last season, Perryville's football team reeled off four straight wins to win its district after a loss to Potosi dropped it to 1-5. This year, a 40-0 loss to Potosi on Saturday at Perryville's homecoming dropped the Pirates to 0-6. While this year's squad has a largely different starting group, the coaching staff hopes they can catch some late-season magic once again...
Rock bottom (10/09/05)
Another change in quarterbacks did little to slow Southeast Missouri State's downward spiral. The Redhawks trotted out their third starting quarterback in three games Saturday night, as true freshman Markus Mosley made his first collegiate start. Mosley had his share of problems -- but he was far from alone, as Eastern Illinois rolled to a 48-24 victory at Houck Stadium...
Southeast inducts new class into Hall (10/09/05)
The 1960-61 basketball team and four individuals were honored on Saturday. Southeast Missouri State's 1960-61 basketball team finished second in the NCAA College Division Tournament in Evansville, Ind. -- and it had plenty of support along the way...
Fan Speak Oct9 (10/09/05)
Schedule criticism WHAT'S WRONG with Southeast Missouri State's athletic director? I read that he decided to drop Southern Illinois and Missouri State in future football schedules. How smart is that? Drop our two biggest rivals because we lost to them a couple of years in a row? And then you want to schedule Division II teams at home so Southeast can beat up on them? Who is going to come out and watch that? Nobody. ...
Westwood Hills breezes to victory at SEMO Cup (10/09/05)
Westwood Hills in Poplar Bluff had low scores in three of the four nine-hole formats at the SEMO Cup golf tournament and posted a 24-stroke victory Saturday at Kennett Country Club. Shawn Shock and Bobby Godwin shot a 3-under par 33 in the four-ball format and a 35 in alternate shot. Jimmy Vernon and Jerrod Murphy shot a 33 in Chapman...
Cardinals sweep, advance to NLCS (10/09/05)
SAN DIEGO -- Reggie Sanders and the St. Louis Cardinals seem to be in a hurry to return to the World Series, and they weren't about to be slowed by the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals, baseball's best team in the regular season, brushed aside the Padres just as almost everybody thought they would, winning 7-4 Saturday night for a three-game sweep of their first-round playoff series...
Blues begin season with 3-game skid (10/09/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Jonathan Cheechoo scored with 1:54 remaining to give the San Jose Sharks a 7-6 comeback victory over the Blues on Saturday night. Cheechoo got the puck behind the St. Louis net, skated in front and beat goalie Patrick Lalime with a wrist shot from the right circle...
Daly overtakes Mongomerie, leads American Express (10/09/05)
John Daly relied on the long ball to get back into contention, then to take the lead away from Colin Montgomerie on Saturday in an American Express Championship that kept a chilled gallery in suspense. Daly hit a 378-yard drive that set up an eagle on the par-5 10th, ripped a 292-yard drive into the stiff wind for a chip-and-putt birdie on the par-4 16th, and finished with a 3-under 67 on the Harding Park course in San Francisco for a one-shot lead over Montgomerie...
Indiana QB gets redemption in 36-13 win over Illinois (10/09/05)
The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana's Blake Powers waited an entire year to prove himself against Illinois. He wasn't about to disappoint Saturday. Powers threw four touchdowns, breaking the school's single-season record in five games, while receiver James Hardy and running back Chris Taylor each topped 100 yards to lead the Hoosiers past Illinois 36-13...
Kenseth wins pole for Banquet 400 (10/09/05)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Matt Kenseth set a track qualifying record in capturing the pole for the Banquet 400, hoping it will put him in position to win today and get back into the race for the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship. Kenseth is seventh in the standings, 111 points behind leader Tony Stewart. The last time Kenseth won a pole, he took the checkered flag, too. Now he'd like more of the same at the 1 1/2-mile tri-oval at Kansas Speedway...
Oswalt hurl Astros to 2-1 series lead (10/09/05)
HOUSTON -- Roy Oswalt pitched into the eighth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series. Houston can advance to its second consecutive NL championship series with a victory at home today. Brandon Backe will pitch for the Astros -- but Atlanta manager Bobby Cox had not announced his starter yet. He said he might bring Tim Hudson back on three days' rest...
Bulger wants balanced attack against Seattle (10/09/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Last week, Marc Bulger set franchise records with 62 passes and 40 completions, and the St. Louis Rams lost by 20 points. He'd rather not play catchup this week against the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup of NFC West leaders. "You want it to be more balanced," Bulger said. "You're not going to win many games in the NFL throwing it 60 or 70 times. It might work in high school and sometimes in college, but in the NFL you've got to have a running game."...
Tricky Tigers defeat Cowboys (10/09/05)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Receiver Brad Ekwerekwu scored on a reverse and threw a touchdown pass on another trick play, leading Missouri to a 38-31 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Brad Smith rushed for 184 yards and Marcus Woods ran for one score, caught a TD pass, and set up a third score with a 76-yard punt return for the Tigers, who built a 22-point lead and held off Oklahoma State with its offense more than its league-worst defense...
A terrible night in a miserable season (10/09/05)
Southeast Missouri State football teams have no doubt had worse overall performances than what transpired Saturday night at Houck Stadium. But it's probably hard to remember when. The Redhawks' miserable season continued with a 48-24 loss to Eastern Illinois. And, as much of a blowout as that final score was, it actually wound up considerably closer than the game itself...
Getting the most for your money (10/09/05)
Looking for your dream home? Not all budgets or housing markets were created equal. Crossing city limits and county lines can mean a significant difference in what you'll get for your money, whether you're buying or selling, says Kerry Johnson, president of the Cape Girardeau Board of Realtors and a realtor with Mossy Oaks Properties of the Ozarks...
Built-in Comfort (10/09/05)
An emerald green lawn and purple, orange, and yellow flowers frame this home in a quiet, new subdivision in Cape Girardeau. Amid well-kept lawns, the neatly shuttered windows of the house lean against a clean, vinyl exterior. Inside the two-car garage there is trimming as on the inside, and fluorescent lighting. The finished garage opens into the kitchen and dining room combination...
'Mold remediation' is terminology worth knowing (10/09/05)
Chances are you've never heard of "mold remediation." Most homeowners haven't. Should you be among unfortunate homeowners all too familiar with the label, you never want to hear the expensive, time-consuming, complicated term again. You may eventually come face to face with airborne molds if you live along hurricane pathways or experience even minor water invasion from leaky pipes, windows or gutters. The term is indeed worth knowing...
Alabama and golf (10/09/05)
AUBURN, Ala. -- Myrtle Beach, S.C., has more golf holes per person than any other city in the nation, and Orlando, Fla., is the home of Tiger Woods. But two towns in east Alabama have them both beat for those who like to tee it up. With at least seven good public courses that charge modest fees, Auburn and neighboring Opelika are an oasis of pure putting bliss in a state that has become a nationally known destination for inexpensive, high-quality golf...
Being clothes-minded (10/09/05)
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...
Juletta Thele (10/09/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Juletta Frances Thele, 76, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. She was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Glennon, Mo., daughter of Henry and Mathilda Koenig Thele. She lived her entire life in the Bollinger County area and was a resident of Elder Care since 1992. Juletta was baptized into the Catholic faith and had been a lifelong member of St. John's Catholic Church at Leopold, Mo. She also attended school in the Leopold school system...
Jerome Amrhein (10/09/05)
Jerome Francis "Jerry" Amrhein, 72, of Scott City died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Joseph Anthony and Camille Caroline Kern Amrhein. He married Patricia Joan Schwartz on Jan. 19, 1952, at Cape Girardeau...
Bob Trammel (10/09/05)
BUNCOMBE, Ill. -- Bob E. Trammel, 72, of Buncombe died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 10, 1933, in Booneville, Ill., son of Esco and Peggy Gooch Trammel. He and Jo-Ann G. Cates were married Jan. 4, 1952, in Jackson, Mo...
Rev. Charles Saunders (10/09/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Charles D. Saunders, 101, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville. He was born Aug. 11, 1904, in Cumberland, Iowa, son of John and Molly Dolan Saunders. He attended St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau and St. Mary's Seminary in Perryville. He served in Los Angeles, New Orleans, LaSalle, Ill., Chicago, St. Louis, Lemont, Ill., and Perryville before retiring in 1968...
Welker-Wiseman (10/09/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Whitney Blake Welker and Dustin Tyler Wiseman were married May 28, 2005, at Marble Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Kelpe performed the ceremony. Soloists were Chelsea and Haley Morris of Marble Hill, nieces of the bride...
Goehring-Ross (10/09/05)
Lesley Ann Goehring and Bryan Ross were married July 9, 2005, at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas. The Rev. Norma Quinn performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Joan Goehring of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Diane Ross of Lubbock, Texas, and Bill and Wynn Ross of Amarillo, Texas...
Cutright-Sadler (10/09/05)
Christina Michelle Cutright and Nathan Andrew Sadler exchanged vows Aug. 12, 2005, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Janet Caines of Jackson. The groom is the son of Gary and Vickie Sadler of Cape Girardeau...
Compass- Eakins (10/09/05)
Larry and Kimberly Compass of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Dawn Compass, to Kevin Ray Eakins. He is the son of Allen and Donna Eakins of Scott City. Compass is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School, and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing management from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Sam's Club in Cape Girardeau...
McClard- Owens (10/09/05)
Randy and Sharon McClard of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, MeKisha Renee McClard, to Andrew Daniel Owens. He is the son of Barbara and Kent Moreland of Bloomfield, Mo., and Farrell and Shelly Owens of Timberville, Va. McClard is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is a customer service and sales representative at Motorcycle Stuff...
Fitzgerald-Graham (10/09/05)
Fred and Cathy Graham of Scott City and Patsy Fitzgerald of Mound City, Ill., announce the engagement of their children, Heather Renee Fitzgerald and Barry Thomas Graham. Fitzgerald received an associate of arts degree from Shawnee College in 2003, and an associate of science degree from the college in 2004. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in pre-optometry at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Natural Health Organic Foods in Cape Girardeau...
Seiler-Campbell (10/09/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Glen and Jackie Seiler of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Susanne Seiler, to Travis Michael Campbell. He is the son of Michael and Diane Campbell of Glenallen , Mo. Seiler is a 1997 graduate of Leopold High School in Leopold, Mo. She is employed at Midwest Physicians and Surgeons...
Goring-Vowels (10/09/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Goring of Higginsville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Paige Goring, to Christopher Lee Vowels. He is the son of Carol Vowels of Cape Girardeau. Goring received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Central Missouri State University in 2002. She is a lead teacher at College Avenue Infant and Toddler Center in Manhattan, Kan...
Bramlett-Boone (10/09/05)
Margaret Meier of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Karen L. Bramlett, to Joseph D. Boone. He is the son of Wilda Boone of Quitman, La., and the late Marion Boone. Bramlett is also the daughter of the late Clois Hicks. Bramlett is a graduate of Harlem High School in Rockford, Ill. She is employed at the Lutheran Home...
Iten-Gregg (10/09/05)
Gerald and Susanne Iten of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Rene Iten, to Seth Hardin Gregg. He is the son of Steven and Diane Gregg of Cape Girardeau. Iten received bachelor's degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Southeast Missouri State University, and a master's degree in speech and language pathology from St. Louis University. She is a certified speech and language therapist with Special School District of St. Louis County...
Clubb-Dale (10/09/05)
Terry and Sandra Holder of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Tricia Jean Clubb, to Joseph Wayne Dale. He is the son of Derrick and Leanna Dale of Scott City. Clubb is a 2000 graduate of Scott City High School. She is a certified nurse assistant at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Underwood-Olson (10/09/05)
Neil and Mary Sue Conrad of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Lynn Underwood, to Eric Scott Olson, both of St. Peters, Mo. He is the son of Lester and Donna Olson of St. Louis. Underwood is also the daughter of the late Larry D. Underwood...
Darter- Hoehn (10/09/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Darter of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Darter, to Joseph Lee Hoehn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hoehn of Crosstown, Mo. Darter received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an associate analyst with SBC...
Police reports 10/9/05 (10/09/05)
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Out of the past 10/9/05 (10/09/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 9, 1980 Cape Girardeau County government is faced with the loss of $275,000 in federal revenue-sharing money if Congress fails to continue the program during its lame duck session, which will convene after the Nov. 4 general election...
Getting involved (10/09/05)
Complaints about drug deals in plain view on some Cape Girardeau streets are fairly common, based on comments in Speak Out and calls to the police department. Many of those complaints question why there aren't more arrests. The biggest reason is because police need the kind of evidence that a prosecutor can use in bringing charges that will lead to convictions...
Speak Out 10/9/05 (10/09/05)
Been around awhile; School savings; White-glove directions; Foul water odor; Methanol is the answer; Not a living wage; Need more industry; Not too serious; GOP ride is over; Angels in disguise; Dubious nephew; Two post offices; Meager wages; Living in filth
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