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Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (Newspaper) - March 14, 2005, Waterloo, Iowa Disney CEO Eisner will step down sooner than expected PAGE m METRO Lowell students research paintings donor PAGE 81 Feeding her mind girl to intern with World Food Prize B1 TOMORROW'S 34 28 WEATHER WATERLOO CEDAR FALLS SGT SETH GARCEAU 1982 2005 SOLDIER LAID TO REST Photos by BRANDON POLLOCK Staff Photographer The family ol follows the military honor guard bearing his casket into the cemetery following the funeral service Sunday in Garceau served in the Engineer Company of the Iowa National Guard in Davenport and was killed in Iraq when his hit a roadside explosive Mends and say final goodbye j By DAN HAUGEN Courier Staff Writer 0 E L W E I N Compassionate Dependable Unrelenting Those were a few of the words family friends and fellow soldiers used Sunday to describe Seth Garceau Garceau 22 died March 4 from injuries sustained in a roadside bomb explosion last month in Iraq More than 700 people attended a Sunday memorial service in the Oelwein High School gymnasium which was decorated on both ends of the basketball court with bouquets easels supporting photograph montages and tables filled with Garceau's military medals and commendations His body was buried Sunday in Woodlawn Cemetery There can be no triumph without the Rev Leo said to begin the service Friends recalled Garceau's great smile and sense of humor He also had an unrelenting dedication to whatever it was he was doing they said Dominic Grass 29 of Dubuque served in the Guard with Garceau and named his son after him Grass praised his friend during Sunday's service Seth made me a better soldier man friend and Grass said As I call out to my son each day I will be reminded of a truly great friend Losing Seth a large part of my life from me Garceau graduated from Oelwein High School in 2001 His passion for working with heavy equipment led him to pursue the military as a way to gain training and experience He joined the Iowa National Engineer Company out of Davenport as a construction equipment operator and combat engineer In December he was deployed to Kuwait with the Engineer Battalion His unit was dispatched in January to Iraq where it helped identify and reduce minefields repair bridges and serve as convoy escorts It was during a convoy mission that Garceau's Humvee was hit by a roadside See GARCEAU page A3 COMING SOON IN THE COURIER A memorial for Seth Garceau sits in a yard along the funeral procession route in Oelwein like humans Pets can be depressed too B4 www wcf courier com NEWSSTAND PRICE 580 A LITTLE LUCK IRISH EYES WILL BE SMILIN WITH CU CHEF'S NEW TWIST ON CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE TUESDAY IN FOOD UNI Iowa ISU get invitations to Big Dance By MATT COSS Courier Sports Writer THE BIG DANCE C E D FALLS At approximately Sunday after- noon the state of Iowa stepped into the national basketball spotlight like it never has before For the first time the Northern Iowa Iowa and Iowa State men's basketball programs were invited to the NCAA Tournament in the same season This date will go down as one of the greatest days for basketball in the state of UNI head coach Greg McDermott said To have all three teams in the NCAA Tournament and all three to be recipients is amazing I'm excited for Coach Steve Alford and Coach Wayne Morgan I know we'll be cheering for those two grams and I'm sure they'll be pulling for us UNI competing in its second tive Big Dance earned the seed in the Syracuse Regional and will play Big Ten Conference power and Wisconsin at p.m Friday in Oklahoma City Iowa which is making its first appearance in the tournament since 2001 is the 10th seed in the Austin Regional and meets Cincinnati 24-7 at p.m Thursday in Indianapolis Like UNI Iowa State is also in the Syracuse Regional and ing a Big Ten foe Minnesota Friday at in Charlotte All three teams were on the ment bubble heading into Sunday's selections UNI which earned one of the final two berths with Birmingham was helped by a difficult schedule and the strength of the Missouri Conference The Panthers beat ment teams Iowa State and Southern Illinois and nearly won at Iowa and UNI vs Wisconsin p.m Friday Oklahoma City Iowa vs Cincinnati 24-7 p.m Thursday Indianapolis Minnesota Friday Charlotte Find NCAA men's and women's tournament on pages i Cincinnati First of all we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the University of Iowa and Iowa State for the willingness to play McDermott said We don't have this opportunity to get an berth without Iowa and Iowa State Without those games we don't have a leg to stand on in our ule The Panthers played national Georgia Tech to a game in last year's first-round contest in Milwaukee The state of Iowa jumped on our bandwagon last year because we were the only team McDermott said The Cedar Valley has really come around in their support of our team A lot of them grew up as Cyclone and Hawkeye fans but they have really started to adopt us as their hometown See NCAA page A8 Woman recounts efforts to convince suspect to ATLANTA AP For hours Ashley Smith gently talked to the armed in Atlanta's courthouse slayings turning from hostage to confidant as they discussed God family pancakes and the massive on out- side her apartment I believe God brought him to my Smith said Sunday only hours after her 911 call ended a manhunt for Brian Nichols who is accused of ing four people Friday Over the course of the night Nichols untied Smith and some of the fear ened as they talked Nichols told Smith he felt like he was already but Smith urged him to consider the fact that he was still alive a miracle You're here in my apartment for some she told him saying he might be destined to be caught and to spread the word of God to fellow She told him his escape from authorities had been a miracle Smith 33 later called 911 after she was freed and police soon surrounded her suburban apartment complex Nichols gave up peacefully waving a white towel in surrender I honestly think when I looked at him that he didn't want to do it Smith said If he did not give up 1 believe God brought him to my Ashley Smith former hostage she told him Lots more are probably going get hurt and you're probably going to die Police said they were impressed by the way Smith handled herself She acted very cool and levelheaded We don't normally see that in our said Gwinnett County Police Officer Darren Moloney It was an absolutely best-case scenario that a complete opposite of what you expected to happen We were prepared for the worst and got the best The crime spree began when Nichols allegedly overpowered a courthouse deputy escorting him to his rape trial Friday and took the deputy's gun then killed the presiding judge and court reporter He also is accused of killing a deputy who tried to stop him outside See SURRENDER page A8 AND HISTORY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW i ABOUT ST PATRICK'S DAY TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE MARCH 17 HOLIDAY IN Ask Amy B6 Bridge Markets B4 OB D6 Call die 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