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Stories from Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Central's band marches to a winning beat (10/11/05)
Like athletes reviewing a play-by-play video of their most recent game, 40 Central High School band students listened intently to a judge's recorded critique of their last performance. Like a coach who has told his players a hundred times to watch the outside pick, band director Neil Casey reminds his color guard to project to the audience...
Drunken driving symposium to feature panel discussion (10/11/05)
A symposium on drunken driving will highlight Alcohol Awareness Week at Southeast Missouri State University. "Drunken Driving: The Impact of One Choice" will be the topic of the symposium to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Show Me Center. Chad Perkins of Perryville, Mo., whose drunken driving killed his best friend, will be featured in a video interview...
SEMO schedules banquet for merit award winners (10/11/05)
Six alumni and a faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University will receive Merit Awards on Oct. 28 at the Show Me Center. The alumni award winners are Dr. Theresa Bert of Bradenton, Fla., senior research scientist of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Dr. ...
Students earn academic recognition (10/11/05)
Eight seventh-graders at Trinity Lutheran School will be taking the ACT or the Scholastic Aptitude Test as a reward for doing well on last spring's Stanford Achievement Test as part of the 26th annual Duke University Talent Identification Program. The Duke TIP is "committed to identifying academically talented students and providing model programs and services to support the development of their optimal educational potential."...
Learning briefs 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
Perryville alumni recognized at ceremony; GRADUATIONS
Flu shot available to elderly and high-risk on Wednesday (10/11/05)
The elderly and other high-risk individuals will have the first chance to obtain flu vaccinations from the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, beginning Wednesday. The center has received an initial supply of 2,000 doses of flu vaccine. The first flu shots will be given at a clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Osage Community Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway...
Bird poison concerns some in downtown Cape (10/11/05)
As Charles Bertrand mowed his lawn late last week in Cape Girardeau, he noticed two dead pigeons in his yard at the corner of Independence and Lorimier. He tossed them in the trash and went about his work. Thirty minutes later, Annie, his 1 1/2-year-old Llewelyn setter, started having convulsions and severe seizures. Eventually, the beloved family pet went into a 12-hour coma, a condition her veterinarian later described as "near death."...
Agriculture seminar scheduled for Wednesday (10/11/05)
David Moore, president-elect of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association, will speak at noon on Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University. The presentation will be held in Rhodes Hall, room 121. The seminar is free and open to the public. Moore's presentation is part of an agriculture seminar series this fall at Southeast...
Railroad officials ease safety concerns (10/11/05)
Upgrades will be part of a railroad trade which will bring more train traffic the to county. BENTON, Mo. -- Union Pacific railroad has alleviated some fears Scott County officials had about a proposed track swap. Railroad representatives met with the Scott County Commission last week, announcing plans to improve several railroad crossings in the area...
Battling the super bug (10/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- Quarantine -- or some version of it -- in a 21st-century flu pandemic would look very different from the medieval stereotype of diseased outcasts locked in a do-not-enter zone. President Bush's specter of a military-enforced mass quarantine is prompting debate of the Q-word as health officials update the nation's plan for battling a pandemic -- a plan expected to define who decides when and how to separate the contagious from everyone else...
Death toll rises for U.S. military reservists as their role grows in Iraq (10/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- The National Guard and Reserves are suffering a strikingly higher share of U.S. casualties in Iraq, their portion of total American military deaths nearly doubling since last year. Reservists have accounted for one-quarter of all U.S. deaths since the Iraq war began, but the proportion has grown over time. It was 10 percent for the five weeks it took to topple Baghdad in the spring of 2003, and 20 percent for 2004 as a whole...
Man beaten by New Orleans police says he was not drunk (10/11/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- A retired elementary teacher who was repeatedly punched in the head by police in an incident caught on videotape said Monday he was not drunk, put up no resistance and was baffled by what happened. Robert Davis said he had returned to New Orleans to check on property his family owns in the storm-ravaged city, and was out looking to buy cigarettes when he was beaten and arrested Saturday night in the French Quarter...
Winter storm drops 20 inches of snow in Colorado mountains (10/11/05)
DENVER -- A powerful storm that dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Colorado knocked out power Monday to thousands of people, closed a lengthy stretch of a major highway and triggered rock slides in the foothills. The storm was blamed for at least three deaths, while an elderly man who got lost while snowshoeing was found safe after a night outdoors...
Guatemala's Indians refuse soldiers' help, deal with hundreds of dead on own (10/11/05)
SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala -- A Guatemalan Indian community, haunted by a government-sponsored massacre during the country's brutal civil war, refused soldiers' help Monday in recovering those killed in a week of flooding and mudslides and conducted its own searches instead...
Thousands dead in rubble (10/11/05)
Desperate Pakistanis huddled in the cold waiting for earthquake aid to reach remote areas. MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- Desperate Pakistanis huddled against the cold and some looted food stores Monday as international aid still had not reached remote areas of mountainous Kashmir after a monster earthquake flattened villages, cut off power and water, and killed tens of thousands...
Jackson spikers sweep aside Fredericktown (10/11/05)
The Jackson volleyball team made quick work of visiting Fredericktown on Monday, winning in straight sets 25-8, 25-11. Jackson improved to 18-10 with the victory. Leslie Gordon and Roxy Hudak had seven digs apiece for the Indians. Katelynn James had five kills and Caitlen Denny added four kills...
Billings will wait to name starter at QB (10/11/05)
Two weeks of practice will determine who will start against Eastern Kentucky. Markus Mosley may or may not make his second collegiate start when Southeast Missouri State plays at Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 22. The winless Redhawks (0-6, 0-3 Ohio Valley Conference) have an open date this week before visiting the first-place Colonels (3-3, 3-0)...
Astros' backup plan had outfielder Lane taking the mound (10/11/05)
Houston had few alternatives left in Sunday's 18-inning clincher. HOUSTON -- Sure, the Houston Astros had a plan in case Roger Clemens needed relief: Now pitching for the first time in his big league career, outfielder Jason Lane. Fortunately for the Astros -- and Lane -- they didn't have to go that route. Instead, they'll head to St. Louis with their rotation fully rested for the NL championship series. Andy Pettitte is lined up to start Game 1 Wednesday night...
Heart ailment sidelines Martz indefinitely (10/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Martz is out indefinitely as coach of the St. Louis Rams with a bacterial infection of the heart. Martz was told by a specialist Monday that his condition, which kept him out of two practices last week, had worsened. The 54-year-old has been ill for more than a month and was tested for endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart or a heart valve...
Steelers beat Chargers on late FG (10/11/05)
The Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The Bus was back, and Ben Roethlisberger thrust both fists in the air as Jeff Reed's kick won it for the Steelers. One problem: Roethlisberger was celebrating on the bench with his left leg wrapped in ice and bandages...
Rookie punter comes up short against Seahawks (10/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams rookie punter Reggie Hodges had a day he would just as soon forget about. But it doesn't work that way in the NFL. The sixth-round draft choice averaged just 33 yards on five punts in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and his net average was a poor 28 yards...
Paterno restores order at Penn St. (10/11/05)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Now, Joe Paterno has truly done it all at Penn State. He built a powerhouse, sustained it for decades, saw it slip into to the depths of the Big Ten and then performed maybe his greatest trick of all by returning the Nittany Lions to prominence...
Angels eliminate Yankees, win 5-3 (10/11/05)
Anaheim will open its ALCS series tonight against the White Sox. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels were down and their ace was out. In came a 22-year-old rookie with a defiant look in his eye and the season on the line. Ervin Santana pitched 5 1-3 gutsy innings in his postseason debut, Adam Kennedy hit a go-ahead triple that sent Yankees outfielders crashing to the ground, and Los Angeles beat New York 5-3 Monday night in the decisive Game 5 of their AL playoff series...
The waiting game (10/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Suppan spends no time fretting about when he'll pitch next. The same goes for Jason Marquis. After combining for 29 regular-season victories for the St. Louis Cardinals, neither has pitched during the postseason. "That's the reality of the postseason," manager Tony La Russa said. "You have to deal with it, and you can't give in to it."...
Sports briefs 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
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Next step: Refuse canned food (10/11/05)
There comes a time in every young person's life when reality smacks them in the head and says, "You know, it's time to start thinking about that future of yours." Actually, we're reminded of that the day we set foot in high school. The first day classes began, our guidance counselor came in and simply told us that from here on out, we'd better not screw up...
Teen stretches family ties (10/11/05)
Politicians and sociologists love to talk about the American family. But teenagers would just as soon you don't talk about it too publicly around their friends and acquaintances. Becca has been a teenager for less than a year, and already she has the urge to keep her distance from her parents when it comes to attending some social events...
Ethel Comer (10/11/05)
Ethel Willetta Comer, 83, of Webster Groves, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, following a brief illness. She was born in Johnson County, Ill., daughter of William F. and Rose Etta Comer of Cape Girardeau. She attended schools in Jefferson City, Mo., and Cape Girardeau. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and received an advanced degree from Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn...
Raymond Diebold (10/11/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Raymond A. Diebold, 80, of Chaffee died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Perkins, Mo., son of the late Jacob and Bertha Graser Diebold. He and Florence Welter were married Nov. 8, 1949. She preceded him in death June 9, 2003...
LaWanda Jackson (10/11/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- LaWanda Sue Jackson, 58, of East Prairie, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 3, 1947, near East Prairie, daughter of Alfred Thomas and Mary Eveline Bone Hendrix. She and Bill Jackson were married Oct. 11, 1966...
Benny Carter (10/11/05)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Benny Carter, 52, of East Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at his home. He was born April 2, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Carl L. and Louanna Marie Williams Carter. Carter had been a correctional officer at Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Ill., and at Tamms Supermax Prison in Tamms, Ill., retiring in 2001...
Rev. Paul Strickert (10/11/05)
The Rev. Paul Strickert, 87, of Richardson, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, in Richardson. He was born May 28, 1918, in Beverly, Kan., son of Henry John C. and Minna Laura Rook Strickert. Survivors include a son, Donald Strickert of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Nancy Marioles of San Antonio, Texas; four brothers, Walt Strickert of St. ...
John Cargle (10/11/05)
John Finney Cargle, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1917, at Whitewater, son of John Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Cargle. He and Frances Coe Kramer were married Aug. 29, 1937, in Barlow, Ky. Mr. Cargle was a member of First Baptist Church. He served as president and state vice president of Junior Chamber of Commerce, vice president of Chamber of Commerce, school board member nine years, two as president...
David Mulcahy (10/11/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- David Jerome Mulcahy, 81, of Sikeston died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1924, at Kennett, Mo., son of Paul and Dicie Lee Whitworth Mulcahy. He and Edna Florence Crowell were married Sept. 23, 1944. Mr. Mulcahy graduated from Morehouse High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University, and had been a pitcher for a fast-pitch softball league...
Charles Greable (10/11/05)
Charles Junior Greable, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at Life Care Center. He was born Nov. 16, 1927, at Reynolds, Mo., son of Charles Melvin and Dovey Stuart Greable. He and Viola Helderman were married Sept. 17, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. She died in 1969...
Ava Wright (10/11/05)
Ava Jeanette Wright, 84, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Kennett, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born March 23, 1921, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of E.L. and Nancy Pearl Dyer Baker. She and McKinley Wright Jr. were married Oct. 25, 1941. He died Nov. 1, 1992...
Doye Gadberry (10/11/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Doye F. Gadberry, 71, of Chaffee died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Mount Vernon, Ark., son of Alfred and Isabelle McNich Gadberry. He and Claudia Freeman were married Nov. 15, 1952, at Morley, Mo. Gadberry was a self-employed carpenter and worked in maintenance at Scott County Central School District...
Births 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
Whitcomb; Davidson; Williams; Murdock
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
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Out of the past 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 11, 1980 Cape Girardeau voters are leaning toward Ronald Reagan for president and heavily favor Christopher S. "Kit" Bond for governor, a Missourian poll shows; they also are giving the nod to Bill Emerson as the 10th District congressman, and appear ready to give U.S. Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton another four-year term...
This and that: State investments, private aid, preacher's view (10/11/05)
State Treasurer Sarah Steeleman issues a weekly office performance report. In the Sept. 8 -14 report, the investment division reported: Interest earnings -- $1,889,805 Average portfolio book value -- $2,969,234,850 (that's billion) Average yield -- 3.319 percent...
Personal finances (10/11/05)
Two records that reflect U.S. economic trends have just been set, and both are cause for concern. Overdue credit-card bills climbed to an all-time high of 4.81 percent in the second quarter of this year. And the personal savings rate dipped to a record low of negative 0.6 percent in July...
Web sites offer data on ethanol (10/11/05)
To the editor: It is difficult to respond in a meaningful way to "Ethanol is beneficial in so many ways," an outright propaganda piece that appeals to raw emotions, not to the intellect of the reader. First, some factual corrections: I have been a professor of earth sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, for the last 15 years. ...
City makes risky investments (10/11/05)
To the editor: As a dog returns to its own vomit, the Cape Girardeau City Council has twice engaged its taxpaying citizens in a crapshooter's roll of the dice at the municipal airport. There is nothing in the city charter that encourages city officials to play loose and fast using taxpayer funds to engage in and, in effect, partner with private, risky, vertical-market businesses that have a proven failed track record of going belly-up...
A fine party with good music (10/11/05)
To the editor: Thanks for all the work and planning of your paper for the Southeast Missourian centennial event. Most of my time was walking around and looking at the antique cars and trucks and then at the gazebo for the music. I decided my time was up and started to leave, but I heard some Glenn Miller music from somewhere, so I went back to the white tent and sat and listened to the young orchestra and energetic bandleader belt out the wonderful Glenn Miller music. ...
Speak Out 10/11/05 (10/11/05)
Peace and quiet; Good food and fun; Thanks for the help; Security cradle; Sleeping on a board; Bad experience; Pledge suggestion; Casino campaign; Bad message; Looking for help
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