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Stories from Friday, October 21, 2005

Man withdraws plea in animal abuse case (10/21/05)
A Cape Girardeau man withdrew his guilty plea for animal cruelty when faced with prison time. Eric L. Ford, 45, of 259 N. Park Ave., withdrew the plea last week and entered a plea of not guilty to the felony. Ford also asked for a new judge in the case to replace Circuit Judge David Dolan, who was ready to send Ford to prison...
Woman facing child-endangerment charges waives hearing Thursday (10/21/05)
A mother of two children found living in an apartment with large amounts of trash and spoiled food waived a hearing Thursday. Charleen R. Hinkle, 40, of 3018 Mimosa Court, will face second-degree child endangerment charges in circuit court, Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp ruled...
Players use lighting to create thrills in production of 'Wait Until Dark' (10/21/05)
To coincide with the Halloween season the River City Players decided to take on a thriller in the hope of giving audiences a good fright. And while it isn't the most polished of the Players' work, "Wait Until Dark" does use the tactic of lighting, or lack thereof, to good use in creating a thrilling end...
Car strikes wire causing man to fall from 35-foot-tall pole (10/21/05)
A Lodi, Mo., man died on Thursday after a vehicle struck a wire that he was hoisting to the top of a 35-foot-tall pole. William Friley, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick. Friley was taken to Amick Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City, Mo. Driver Linda Hampton, 40, of Sikeston, Mo., was not injured...
Living outside the 5-minute window (10/21/05)
Derieck and Maureen Hodges say goodbye to the last of several friends who attended the couple's dinner party. Their house, located at 2375 Litz Blvd. in the Bent Creek Subdivision, on the east side of Jackson, is finally quiet after a long night of entertaining...
Veterans Home improvement (10/21/05)
Handwritten signs line the hallways of the Cape Girardeau Veterans Home. "Don't worry, be happy." "We'll get through this, we're not New Orleans." "Families go through tough times together." Each serves as a reminder for residents and workers that ongoing construction work is only temporarily...
Endangerment charges filed against mother (10/21/05)
A mother accused of giving dangerous amounts of anti-seizure medicine to her 3-year-old son must face trial on felony endangerment charges, a judge ruled Thursday. Holly Hency repeatedly last summer took her son, Austin, to Southeast Missouri Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. At various times, Austin had far too little medicine in his bloodstream, tests showed, while at other times he had near toxic levels...
Public invited to piano lesson (10/21/05)
Acclaimed British George Gershwin pianist Jack Gibbons will hold a master class on piano today at noon in Academic Hall Auditorium on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The class is free of charge and open to the public.
Survey cites need for youth development (10/21/05)
It takes a communitywide effort to implement 40 developmental assets to prepare youths to be responsible, productive, healthy and happy citizens. That's according to the Search Institute, which provided knowledge and resources to teachers, social workers and city officials Thursday in Cape Girardeau and Jackson...
Training sessions offer tips for detecting child abuse (10/21/05)
People cannot always prevent child abuse, but they can help end it and maybe even prevent a child's death. At Southeast Missouri State University on Thursday, Leasa Stone spoke at five two-hour training sessions titled "A Guide For Mandated Reporters: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse." She drew on her 15 years as a nurse practitioner to tell students and professionals how to recognize child abuse, who to report it to and how to be sensitive to the child...
Southern Illinois man found guilty on meth-related charges (10/21/05)
A Union County, Ill., man who sought to escape capture on methamphetamine charges by striking a police dog with a tree branch received 15 years in prison, prosecutors announced Thursday. John Gleghorn, 48, of Alto Pass, Ill., pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class X felony, and delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony. ...
School districts develop safety plans for student bus trips (10/21/05)
Area athletes, band members and club participants can travel on a school bus to an event more than five hours away. The safety of the students on those trips is always in the forefront of school administrators' minds, especially after this past weekend's Wisconsin bus crash that killed five students...
Cape facility ranks high, according to statistics (10/21/05)
In a profession that measures quality by bed sores and weight loss, the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau held its own in 2005. The Missouri State Veterans Home Program recently released its 2005 Quality Outcome data showing that the state's seven homes, including Cape Girardeau, surpassed private nursing homes in Missouri and around the country...
Supper served at Gordonville church (10/21/05)
The Christ Lutheran Church on Route Z in Gordonville will hold a grilled pork sausage supper from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Menu includes grilled pork sausage, sauerkraut, German potato salad, green beans, corn, applesauce, homemade bread, sorghum molasses, drink and dessert...
One of Missouri's three abortion clinics shuts down (10/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Springfield abortion clinic leading a legal challenge against a new state law unexpectedly shut down Thursday, leaving abortion providers in just two other Missouri cities. The Springfield Healthcare Center had won a temporary restraining order last month from a federal judge against a new Missouri law requiring abortion physicians to have clinical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles...
Cheney speaks at Jim Talent fundraiser (10/21/05)
By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to speak this evening at a fundraiser in suburban St. Louis for U.S. Senator Jim Talent, R-Mo., who is seeking re-election in November. Cheney was originally scheduled to speak at the dinner event in September, which was postponed due to Hurricane Katrina. The dinner is expected to take in $400,000 to $500,000 for Talent's campaign...
Missouri, Nebraska contest has division title implications (10/21/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri thrives on its offense, and Nebraska on its defense. If either gives Saturday, it could have major Big 12 North title implications. The Tigers, with the nation's 14th-ranked offense, will face the Cornhuskers and the nation's 12th ranked defense. Both are tied for first place, with Colorado, in the Big 12 North race...
Jurors convict men in double homicide (10/21/05)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Two Kansas City men were found guilty late Thursday of killing a St. Joseph couple in their bedroom after breaking into their home looking for a previous tenant, a suspected drug dealer. Jurors, who were brought to Buchanan County from Boone County, deliberated for eight hours before convicting Terrell Dawson, 25, and Javonty Steward, 23, of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts armed criminal action and one count each of kidnapping and first-degree burglary...
NLRB: Teamsters violated labor law in Bud boycott (10/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday that Teamsters violated federal labor law when they picketed Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. The union violated a law prohibiting pickets against companies not directly involved in a labor contract dispute, said Ralph Tremain, director of the NLRB office in St. Louis. The Teamsters displayed signs calling for a boycott near Anheuser-Busch headquarters several times and will be asked to stop such activity...
Wilma slows on approach to Florida (10/21/05)
KEY WEST, Fla.-- Hurricane Wilma's march toward Florida slowed somewhat Thursday, giving residents an unexpected extra day to prepare for the storm, while authorities stockpiled emergency supplies. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Wilma would likely strike Florida's western coast sometime late Sunday, more than a day later than previously thought...
Top U.N. relief coordinator urges Berlin Airlift-type effort to save quake survivors (10/21/05)
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- The top U.N. relief coordinator warned Thursday that bold initiatives like the Berlin Airlift are needed to save as many as 3 million people left homeless by the South Asian earthquake as winter approaches in the Himalayas...
Arab League chief condemns insurgent violence in Iraq (10/21/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The head of the Arab League issued a strong condemnation of insurgent violence in Iraq on Thursday, trying to overcome suspicion of the pan-Arab body from the country's Shiite and Kurdish leaders on his first visit since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein...
Alleged body desecrations by U.S. outrage Muslim clerics (10/21/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Islamic clerics expressed outrage Thursday at television footage that purportedly shows U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of two dead Taliban fighters to taunt other militants and warned of a possible violent anti-American backlash...
For some, baseball season never stops (10/21/05)
Fall baseball has all but disappeared from the area high schools -- only Woodland still plays fall baseball among the Southeast Missourian's coverage area -- but boys ages 15 to 18 in the area have been taking advantage of the chance to play in the SEMO Fall Baseball League...
Notre Dame spikers celebrate senior night with win vs. Leopold (10/21/05)
The Notre Dame volleyball team climbed above .500 with a 25-23, 25-19 victory against Leopold on senior night Thursday at Notre Dame. The Bulldogs ended their regular season 13-12-3, while Leopold finished at 20-5. "We knew Leopold was going to be a good team coming in," Notre Dame coach Tara Stroup said. "We played better tonight than we have been. Plus it was senior night, and all three seniors played very well."...
Sweep realistic goal for Central (10/21/05)
In recent years, the Central girls cross country team has entered the district meet as one of the favorites to win, while the Tigers' boys entered the meet just looking to secure a top-four spot and a sectional berth. Qualifying for the sectional meet is still the top goal for both teams, but this year the boys look primed to bring home a district title of their own...
Haas hopes to climb money list (10/21/05)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- One look at the leaderboard Thursday in the Funai Classic made it abundantly clear who had work on their mind at Disney's sprawling amusement Mecca, with no greater example than Hunter Haas. Headed to the second stage of qualifying school unless he can quickly change his fortunes, Haas shot a 9-under 63 on the easier Palm Course, his career low on the PGA Tour, to take a one-shot lead in the first round over a group of players who also have a lot riding on this week...
Hall of Fame to emphasize interaction (10/21/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With CBS announcer Billy Packer tossing out trivia questions about basketball founder James Naismith, and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski suggesting wryly that one interactive attraction might be instructive for sportswriters, organizers of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame unveiled details of the $20 million project on Thursday...
Walker indicates he probably is finished (10/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Larry Walker would have preferred to go out another way. But after taking a called third strike in the ninth inning of the Houston Astros' National League Championship Series-clinching 5-1 win over St. Louis on Wednesday night, Walker sounded like he was through...
Newman plots path to consistency, title (10/21/05)
Ryan Newman doesn't like to show any emotion. He's an engineer, a Purdue graduate with a bent for cool, clear thinking and a thirst for problem-solving. And he's a low-key individual, a man whose idea of a great vacation is heading into the deep woods for some fishing, sitting on the porch of a cabin and enjoying nature...
SCORES: PGA/Funai Classic at Disney World (10/21/05)
Thursday at Walt Disney World Resort Courses, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Purse: $4.4 million; m-Magnolia Course, 7,516 yards, par 72 (36-36); p-Palm Course, 6,957 yards, par 72 (36-36) First Round Hunter Haas 31-32 -- 63p -9...
Nashville tops Blues in shootout tiebreaker (10/21/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tomas Vokoun turned away both shots he faced in the shootout and the Nashville Predators won their sixth straight game to open the season by beating the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Thursday night. The Predators have won half of their games by shootout and own the NHL's best mark (6-0)...
Bradley loses appeal on nickname (10/21/05)
PEORIA, Ill. -- The NCAA on Thursday rejected Bradley University's bid to be taken off a list of colleges whose American Indian nicknames, mascots and logos will be banned in postseason play starting next year. An NCAA staff review committee ruled the school's Braves nickname creates an environment at sporting events where fans and opponents can exhibit behavior hostile and abusive to American Indians. The ruling does not require Bradley to change its nickname...
Ready or not, Chiefs play tonight (10/21/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs cut practice short Thursday and began frantically packing up everything from video equipment to a fresh change of underwear, hurrying to Miami ahead of Hurricane Wilma. The league's decision to switch their game with the Dolphins from Sunday afternoon to 6 tonight did not please the Chiefs, who had offered to host the event and hoped it would at least be moved to a neutral site...
There's always next year (10/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The ticket brochure for the St. Louis Cardinals' final season at Busch Stadium read "Saying goodbye has never been so much fun." It was fun while it lasted, anyway, for a 100-win team that fell two victories short of its dream to make it to consecutive World Series...
Unlikely pairing features pitching (10/21/05)
CHICAGO -- Back in spring training, the Houston Astros were a 20-1 shot to win the World Series. The odds on the Chicago White Sox were 22-1. While the rest of baseball has gone home, they'll be on the field for Saturday night's Series opener, when 43-year-old Roger Clemens starts for Houston against Jose Contreras...
No shoes, no practice (10/21/05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas State's leading returning scorer missed basketball practice for a third straight day Wednesday because he doesn't want to wear Adidas shoes. Guard Jerry Nichols has had two knee operations and says he was initially injured while wearing Adidas-brand shoes when he played at Walters State Community College in 2001...
Cards fans mourn end of Busch (10/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Seifert quietly scrawled his name among hundreds of others on the right-field foul pole, making no effort to hide his moist eyes. His St. Louis Cardinals had just succumbed to the Houston Astros 5-1 Wednesday night, sending the Astros to the World Series and ending not only the Cardinals' season, but their 40-season run at Busch Stadium...
Rams comfortable with Martin at QB (10/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- For insurance as a backup quarterback, the St. Louis Rams keep their premiums paid in the form of Jamie Martin. With starter Marc Bulger sidelined with a shoulder injury he sustained in Monday's 45-28 loss at Indianapolis, Martin moves into the starter's role. The Rams entertain the New Orleans Saints in a noon game Sunday...
Tom and Ray answer flood questions (10/21/05)
Tom: Since the two big hurricanes, we've had a flood (ha ha) of questions about flooded cars. Here is one of the most common: Question: How do you know if a car you're buying has flood damage? Tom: Assuming there are no obvious signs like fish in the back seat, you might see mineral deposits or discoloration on the seats, seat belts or door panels. There might be droplets of moisture on the inside of the instrument cluster, warped or misshapen door panels (if they're made of fiberboard)...
And a child will lead them (10/21/05)
Editor's note: This River City Journal was originally published Friday, April 29, 2005. When our older son was almost a year old, we were living in New York and getting ready to move to Idaho -- in January, no less. We were on a family outing and waiting in the ferry terminal on Staten Island. The terminal was not a particularly inspiring place, unlike Grand Central Station or the old TWA terminal at JFK airport...
Bridging the gap: Lincoln Zephyr offers high style at a bargain price (10/21/05)
I've always had a reverent respect for Lincolns. Even as a youngster, before anyone told me they were expensive, I knew they were special, different and better than an "ordinary" car. Growing up in a dusty Texas border town, in another era when our soldiers (including my dad) occupied Japan, life was a stark time of haves and have-nots. ...
Pipe organ, orchestra to fill church with music (10/21/05)
Over his 45 years of playing the pipe organ, Dr. Gary Miller has become intimately acquainted with his instrument. He's played in concert halls in both the United States and Europe, but one thing he's never done in that time is perform Francis Poulenc's "Organ Concerto" in a concert setting...
Sleeveless and shameless: The Cable Guy's down-home humor returns to Cape (10/21/05)
The last time The Cable Guy had an appointment in Cape Girardeau, he showed why he's known as a comic for the everyman. Larry, always the one to connect with his fans through his witty yet simple comedy, brought in a crowd of over 4,000 to the Show Me Center and stayed around afterward to sign autographs. Those who missed that first show won't get another chance for the big redneck's autograph when he performs at the same venue on Saturday night...
At the theaters 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
'Doom'; 'Kids in America'; 'North Country'; 'Stay'; Still in theaters; '40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'Corpse Bride'; 'Domino'; 'Dreamer'; 'Elizabethtown'; 'The Fog'; 'Flightplan'; 'The Gospel'; 'Greatest Game Ever Played'; 'A History of Violence'; 'In Her Shoes'; 'Into the Blue'; 'Just Like Heaven'; 'Two for the Money'; 'Wallace and Gromit'
Artifacts 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
Storytelling scheduled today at Bollinger Mill ; Southeast alums put on award-winning play; Arts council meeting and fund raiser held today; Illinois Arts Council holds annual Artist Showcase; Lawnmower race Saturday in Commerce; Southern Illinois author: Rock music isn't dead; New artist group holds show at Buckner's ; Jackson native wins lead role in MBU musical; Arts council announces promotion, new hire; New Orleans author, jazz musician to visit Cape; Notre Dame fall theater production opens Nov. 3
Willie Nelson… The man, the myth, the legend (10/21/05)
Yes, Willie Nelson is coming to the Show Me Center on Sunday. Unfortunately, the old man of country music doesn't do telephone interviews. So here are some facts about the singer to get the juices flowing before Sunday's performance: Nelson was one of the founders of the Farm Aid concerts that were devised to shed light on the plight of American family farmers and provide them financial assistance. This year the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary...
Philip Brazer (10/21/05)
Philip J. Brazer, 83, of Jackson, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at the Missouri Veterans Home In Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Roberta Key (10/21/05)
Roberta Key, 71, of Keystone Heights, Fla., formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Mascotte, Fla., daughter of Johnnie Stephen and Lowena Blanche Baker Grover. She and Thomas A. Key were married Feb. 2, 1954...
Bobby Walker (10/21/05)
Bobby Joe Walker, 60, of Cape Girardeau went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at his home. He was born June 3, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joseph and Thelma Virginia Barnett Walker. Mr. Walker worked more than 12 years at Colonial Manor, more than five years at Atlas Plastics, and more than 23 years at VIP Industries. ...
Births 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
Smith; Wiseman; Steele; Burr; Brust; Zoellner; Dillon; Hernandez; Haynes; Vandeven
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
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Cape fire report 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
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Out of the past 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 21, 1980 Dogs running at large in Cape Girardeau are posing a greater threat this fall than during any other autumn in recent years, says C. Lanny Smith, officer in the Cape Girardeau Health Department; the number of complaints of stray dogs in the city for the month of September was almost triple the number of complaints for the same month in 1979; reports of dog bites have also climbed significantly over last year...
How the New York Times, Washington Post swap stories (10/21/05)
Most have noticed the similarity of media stories on the network television (ABC, NBC, CBS) evening news. But until now few knew why the two major newspapers (The New York Times and the Washington Post) front page stories (which drive the evening television news) were so similar...
Iraqi commitment (10/21/05)
By now, Iraqis are expected to know the outcome of last weekend's referendum. By most accounts it is expected to pass by wide margins. The citizens of Iraq have shown an amazing commitment to democracy and no small measure of tenacity by showing up to vote in huge numbers -- an estimated 60 percent -- to decide the future of the country's new constitution. Also, Sunnis turned out in a large way, which in effect puts to rest their boycott of the political process...
Speak Out 10/21/05 (10/21/05)
Signs are litter; Task force ridiculous; Where are the jobs?; Air conditioning in October; Rush rooter; Firefighters working out; Thanking Ron; Inmate's abortion; Tacky streets
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