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Stories from Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Street project to affect traffic flow in Cape (07/15/03)
Independence Street will be closed between Silver Springs and Mount Auburn roads in Cape Girardeau beginning Wednesday. Local traffic, specifically that related to businesses and Chateau Girardeau, will be notified and their access assigned, according to city officials. Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane and one southbound lane on Mount Auburn Road...
More students take year off between high school and college (07/15/03)
Around the time her former high school classmates are cracking college textbooks, Perrin Ireland will head to Honolulu to assist in a research project with dolphins. While they're brushing up for fall semester finals, Ireland plans to be in South America, taking Spanish lessons. The end of their freshmen year will find Ireland in Greece, studying Aegean art and creative writing...
MoDOT outlines projects for Cape County (07/15/03)
State highway officials plan to blow up and remove Cape Girardeau's old Mississippi River bridge next year, sending tons of steel and concrete crashing into the muddy water -- a $3.88 million spectacle that's expected to draw a crowd. "A lot of times, they will use explosives to dislodge the bridge off the piers and then use big heavy equipment to pull the steel back out of the water," said Barry Horst, project development engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation in Sikeston. ...
Jackson board chooses boulevard design for E. Main (07/15/03)
Jackson's East Main Street extension project will not have a turn lane, at least not at first. The Jackson Board of Aldermen Monday night directed a Smith & Co. representative to go ahead with a boulevard design for the next phase of the Main Street project, which will eventually link Main Street to Interstate 55...
Special House election set for November (07/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The special election to replace Denny Merideth in the House of Representatives will be held Nov. 4. Merideth, a Caruthersville Democrat, resigned his seat in June to take a job with the U.S. State Department. His successor will serve the remainder of Merideth's term, which ends in January 2005...
Faces of 2morrow 7/15 (07/15/03)
Area student graduates from University of Iowa Sarah Denise Amrhein, formerly of Scott City, recently graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a degree in journalism and mass communications. She is the daughter of Rebecca Moffat of Fort Worth, Texas, and Brad Amrhein of Mooresville, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia McCommack and Pat and Jerry Amrhein of Scott City...
Cape schools working on goals for next year (07/15/03)
An innovative approach to learning, teaching and managing schools is shaping the direction Cape Girardeau School District will take next year. School board members put their heads together with administrators Monday night to develop objectives for the 2003-04 school year during the first of two goal-setting meetings scheduled this week...
Home invasion suspect enters guilty plea (07/15/03)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Monday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court to first-degree attempted robbery. Ivory C. Alexander, 19, was charged in connection with a home-invasion robbery at 143 S. Spanish St., in which resident John Murphy was shot...
Teen to face jury trial for attempted robbery (07/15/03)
Thomas M. Nigro, 15, will face a jury trial Aug. 28 in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court in Jackson on charges of first-degree attempted robbery. Nigro appeared Monday in front of Judge John Heisserer for a case review hearing. He is charged as an adult for the March 17 attempted robbery of Dave's Bar-B-Que at 1865 Broadway...
Student adapts to life after exchange program (07/15/03)
fter nearly a year living in a somewhat remote French village, Dane Lincoln returned to Cape Girardeau more self-aware, self assured and sage than before. Lincoln was one of three area students who spent a year abroad as part of the Rotary International exchange program. Rebecca Knight and Anna Bishop, both of Jackson, were part of the program. Knight lived in Belgium and Bishop was in New Zealand...
New judge appointed in case of pair charged with selling bongs (07/15/03)
BELTON, Mo. -- A new judge has been appointed in the case of a Belton couple charged with selling water pipes and other drug paraphernalia, even though stores in other metropolitan areas around the state have been selling the same items for years. Cass County Circuit Court Jacqueline Cook will replace Judge Joseph Dandurand at the request of lawyers for Kevin and Michelle Van Trump. ...
Fisherman searches Benton lake for lizard (07/15/03)
BENTON, Ill. -- It wasn't bass or bluegill Robert Thomas was looking for as he cast his fishing line into Lake Moses near this Southern Illinois town Monday. It was a 6-feet-long, 20-pound Asian water lizard named Joanna. "She's here somewhere, and I'm gonna get her," said Thomas, 42, as he stood on the shore of the small, private lake the reptile has called home since escaping from her owner's back yard June 18...
Renomination of Ronnie White sought by Reps. Gephardt, Clay (07/15/03)
ST. LOUIS -- For the second time this year, St. Louis Democratic congressmen Dick Gephardt and William Lacy Clay are urging President Bush to renominate Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronnie L. White to the federal bench. Gephardt and Clay, along with Rep. ...
Ventilation system delays opening of Lincoln library (07/15/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state's $24 million Abraham Lincoln library, already months late in opening, will sit empty until at least next spring. State officials said Monday the library won't open until March 2004 in order to fix a flawed heating and cooling system...
Casino initiative approved for petition gathering (07/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of the latest effort to expand casino gambling in Missouri have received state approval to begin gathering the petition signatures needed for a November 2004 vote. The proposed constitutional amendment, approved Monday for initiative petition circulation, would authorize a casino in Rockaway Beach on Lake Taneycomo...
DNA testing reveals boy, 7, is son of Anna, Ill., woman (07/15/03)
CHICAGO -- A DNA test has determined that a 7-year-old boy left at an Evanston hospital earlier this year is the son of a Southern Illinois woman, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services announced Monday. The child known as Eli Quick drew national attention this spring when authorities investigated the possibility that he was actually a missing boy from North Carolina named Tristen "Buddy" Myers...
Amber Alert issued after father takes children (07/15/03)
DIXON, Mo. -- An Alabama man confronted his former girlfriend and their three young children at gunpoint Monday and abducted the children, authorities said. An Amber Alert was issued for the children, who were last seen in Dixon in a gold sport utility vehicle with Alabama license plates, said Cliffty Yoakum, marshall for the city of Dixon, which is in Pulaski County in central Missouri...
Tire fence ruled fire, health risk scheduled for removal (07/15/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A tire fence that has been the focus of debate since it was built 12 years ago will finally start coming down this week, state officials said. Mike Fox bought 40,000 waste tires and used them to build the fence for sheep grazing after a state law took effect that prevented whole tires from being taken to landfills...
People talk 07/15/03 (07/15/03)
Brosnan will be named honorary OBI officer LONDON -- After four missions on her majesty's secret service, Pierce Brosnan is getting some recognition from Queen Elizabeth II. Brosnan, star of the last four James Bond films, will be made an honorary OBE or officer of the Order of the British Empire -- honorary, because the 50-year-old actor is Irish...
Bush - Liberian mission would have limited size and scope (07/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Monday that any deployment of American troops to Liberia would be limited in size and duration and would depend on Liberian President Charles Taylor stepping down and leaving the country. Bush gave no indication he was close to a decision, and aides said they didn't expect one this week. He offered no hint of whether any U.S. contingent would be made up of military advisers, humanitarian experts or soldiers...
Tax surcharge meant for wealthy becomes middle-class problem (07/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- An obscure tax intended to prevent wealthy individuals from dodging their income taxes will hit one-third of taxpayers by the end of the decade, private researchers report. By 2010, many taxpayers who consider themselves average middle-class families will pay the tax. It will hit 97 percent of married couples, with 2 or more children, who earn $75,000 to $100,000...
House moves to block new meat label requirements (07/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Monday to prohibit the Agriculture Department from requiring meatpackers and grocers to inform consumers whether hamburger, sausage and other beef, lamb and pork products came from abroad. The 208-193 vote would effectively exempt meat products from the country-of-origin labels that Congress last year ordered for a wide variety of foods, including fish, fruits and vegetables...
Bush defends decision to invade Iraq (07/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defending his credibility, President Bush said Monday the United States made the right decision to invade Iraq and the intelligence on which he relied was "darn good" -- even though some of it now is in question. Bush said the United States was reviewing documents and interviewing Iraqis in an intensive effort to support the administration's still unproven claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction...
Al-Qaida witness won't be produced in Moussaoui case (07/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defying a court order, the Justice Department said Monday it would not make an al-Qaida witness available to terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui -- even though prosecutors understood this could mean dismissal of the charges. The only U.S. case to arise from the Sept. 11 attacks could be sent to a military tribunal if U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema dismissed the case...
Democrat no-shows draw ire of NAACP president (07/15/03)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Three of the Democrats' nine presidential contenders drew the wrath of the president of the NAACP for skipping the group's candidate forum, highlighting a growing discontent among blacks toward the Democratic Party. The six Democratic presidential hopefuls shared the stage with four empty chairs, each labeled with the name of a White House candidate who didn't make it. They were President Bush and Democrats Joe Lieberman, Dick Gephardt and Dennis Kucinich...
With stocks surging, it's too cool to talk about Wall Street (07/15/03)
On the market With stocks surging, it's cool to talk about Wall Street again By Amy Baldwin ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- At the gym and in elevators, it's no longer a taboo topic of conversation. On television shows like "Sex and the City," it's once again an acceptable subplot...
Yahoo! buys Internet search engine Overture (07/15/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo! snapped up online advertising pioneer Overture Services for about $1.6 billion on Monday, giving the Internet powerhouse a potent weapon in the competitive search-engine business. By buying Overture, Yahoo! gains control of one of its most important business partners and strikes a blow against Google and Microsoft. Google is the top search engine, and Microsoft has been pouring more resources into the online search on its MSN site...
Commuter train derailment snarls New York traffic (07/15/03)
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- A New Jersey Transit commuter train lost a wheel Monday morning and two cars derailed, delaying thousands of travelers in the busy corridor between Newark and New York. Twelve people were treated at hospitals and released, hospital officials said...
Western firefighters continue battling wildfires (07/15/03)
PHOENIX -- A 2,000-acre wildfire charred sacred Apache sites and prompted the evacuation of as many as 700 people Monday on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in eastern Arizona. An Indian Health Service hospital was among the buildings evacuated. Only a crew of eight was left to staff an emergency room. Officials said more evacuations were possible...
New York Times names Bill Keller as executive editor (07/15/03)
NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Keller was named executive editor of The New York Times on Monday, saying he hoped to "quickly put the wounds behind us" from the scandal involving reporter Jayson Blair. Keller, 54, a former Times managing editor and foreign correspondent, was chosen by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to replace Howell Raines...
Tropical Storm Claudette continues its path toward south Texas (07/15/03)
SEADRIFT, Texas -- Residents along a 200-mile stretch of coastline braced for hurricane-force winds, torrential rain and pounding tides as Tropical Storm Claudette plodded toward land, heading north of where forecasters had anticipated. The National Hurricane Center extended its warning north along the Texas coast, from the sparsely populated area around Baffin Bay, 30 miles south of Corpus Christi, to High Island, just east of Galveston and 75 miles south of Houston...
Nation briefs 07/15/03 (07/15/03)
Police investigating girl's assault at W.Va. store CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police searched for a man Monday who allegedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl at knifepoint at a Target store, shuffling her from aisle to aisle to avoid being seen by shoppers...
File-sharing services saw traffic dip after industry threat (07/15/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Use of several Internet file-sharing services declined by several thousand people the week after the music industry threatened to sue online music swappers, an Internet tracking firm said Monday. Kazaa and Morpheus -- two popular file-swapping services -- had 15 percent fewer users during the week ending July 6, according to Nielsen/NetRatings. The firm tracks weekly use by people who sign on to the services from home...
New collections of photos takes look inside justices' chambers (07/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court justices surround themselves at work with old books, quill pens and portraits and busts of America's earliest leaders. They also have stuffed animals, baseballs, model cars and American Indian drums. A new collection of photographs takes viewers into the normally off-limits chambers to show justices clowning with their law clerks and at work in front of computer screens...
Some say technology is creating generation of attention-seekers (07/15/03)
CHICAGO -- Joe Cristina is making a pest of himself. "Are you ready yet? Hey, pick me. I'm your man," he says, grinning at a casting producer who's setting up a video camera in the VIP room of a Chicago bar. It's 10:30 p.m. on a Friday night and already, Cristina and several others are crammed in the hallway outside, peering in anxiously as the sliding doors open and close...
Being overweight may heighten Alzheimer's risk in older women (07/15/03)
CHICAGO -- A study published Monday found that overweight women may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's -- the latest report to link the disease to vascular factors such as hypertension and diabetes. Researchers found "a striking relationship" between being overweight at age 70 and developing the mind-robbing dementia 10 to 18 years later...
California governor's backers plot legal strategy (07/15/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Organizers of the Republican-led drive to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis fanned out across California on Monday to turn in their last batch of petitions, saying they had collected 1.6 million signatures -- almost twice what they needed...
Mandela calls for more action on AIDS (07/15/03)
PARIS -- The failure of the world to share lifesaving AIDS treatment with the "millions of people who need it most" in the developing world is a travesty, Nelson Mandela told the biggest AIDS research conference of the year Monday. But the former South African president praised President Bush for his leadership in fighting the disease, saying Bush's $15 billion pledge to AIDS programs in poor countries over the next five years was a "quantum leap" in fighting the disease...
Pakistan hands over suspected bin Laden aide (07/15/03)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected longtime aide to Osama bin Laden has been handed over to American authorities and flown out of Pakistan, a Pakistani official said Monday. Adil Al-Jazeeri was blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back while he was taken to an American plane in Peshawar late Sunday, the intelligence official said on the condition of anonymity...
Mexico wondering if its electoral process should be improved (07/15/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Voters complain about the millions of dollars the federal government spends on Mexico's long political campaigns, while political parties spend months exchanging allegations of abuse and misconduct. Three years after President Vicente Fox's historic election christened Mexico as officially democratic, residents and politicians alike are wondering if the country should do more to protect and streamline its electoral process...
Liberian war refugees take shelter in soccer stadium (07/15/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Buckets in hand, thousands of rain-soaked Liberian war refugees gathered Monday on the muddy soccer field of a sports stadium, clamoring for emergency food rations. Driven from their homes by fighting between army and rebel forces, entire families have moved into the stadium, building shelters of bamboo and leaves under bleachers, laying clothes to dry on the running track and camping out in locker rooms and offices...
Residents return to neighborhood of Burundi capital (07/15/03)
BUJUMBURA, Burundi -- Residents of a battle-scarred neighborhood of this capital returned to their homes Monday following the deadliest rebel attack on the city in more than two years. On Sunday, the U.S. State Department ordered non-emergency personnel at the American embassy to leave this central African nation, which is in the midst of a nearly 10-year civil war...
Liberians say their country wouldn't be like Somalia (07/15/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Liberia is about as far as you can get from Somalia and still be in Africa. But mention peacekeeping, Americans and Mogadishu, the Somali capital, in the same sentence and ordinary Liberians smile ruefully. Many Liberians say they understand why President Bush is taking so long to decide whether U.S. troops will referee another civil war on the continent...
Palestinian prisoners appeal for release of Israeli taxi driver (07/15/03)
JERUSALEM -- A top Palestinian official said Monday that Palestinian police will do all they can to free an Israeli taxi driver feared kidnapped by militants, and Palestinian prisoners in Israel called for the missing man's release. The disappearance of 61-year-old Eliyahu Goral has stoked Israeli fears that a unilateral truce by the Palestinians could break down because of rogue operations by Palestinian groups, forcing Israeli retaliation. ...
Rebels lift siege of Liberia's capital, U.S. forces land (07/15/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Rebels lifted their siege of Liberia's capital Thursday and 200 American troops landed to support a West African peace force, breaking off a 10-week campaign that routed the president, killed over 1,000 civilians and left hundreds of thousands trapped and starving...
Arms hunter says U.S. claims on Baghdad nuclear cache are wrong (07/15/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- A top U.N. weapons hunter says it would have been "virtually impossible" for Iraq to revive a nuclear bomb program with equipment recently dug up from a Baghdad back yard, as the Bush administration contends. Jacques Baute said the long-term monitoring of Iraq's nuclear establishment planned by the U.N. Security Council would have stifled any attempt to build a huge uranium-enrichment plant for making bomb material...
Southern Iraqi cities mostly peaceful since end of war (07/15/03)
NASIRIYAH, Iraq -- While American troops in the center of Iraq face daily attacks, U.S. soldiers in this southern city say they feel safe and even welcome here. Saddam Hussein's persecution of the predominantly Shiite Muslim region during his 23-year rule may be why coalition forces have been welcomed south of Baghdad, where Shiites live in greatest numbers. Shiites make up 60 percent of Iraq's 24 million people...
Scientists find evidence of HIV 'superinfection' (07/15/03)
PARIS -- Evidence is growing that "superinfection" with more than one strain of HIV may be more common than previously thought, which could complicate efforts to make a vaccine, experts said Monday at an international AIDS conference. Scientists reported three new cases of HIV-infected people who initially were doing well without drugs but became sick years later after contracting a second strain of the AIDS virus...
New Iraqi council votes to dispatch delegation to U.N. (07/15/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's new governing council voted Monday to send a delegation to the U.N. Security Council and assert its right to represent Baghdad on the world stage. An explosion wrecked a car near the council's meeting site and yet another U.S. soldier was killed in an ambush...
Discord, difficulty only part of life in Israel (07/15/03)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- The drummers on the beach pause, and Idan Beshef slowly bangs out a new beat. One thump followed by two quick ones. He starts slowly, swaying back and forth, then quickens the pace as others join in. The musicians first came to Tel Aviv's beach seven years ago, and some return nearly every evening, just as the sun begins to set. ...
Hopes fade for 51 missing in China landslide (07/15/03)
BEIJING -- Hopes were fading on Monday for 51 people missing after a rain-triggered landslide in western China, while more than 1.6 million people who escaped flooding in the country's east were living in temporary shelters, officials said. Rescuers have found no sign of the missing people since the slide of mud and rock struck remote, mountainous Danba county in Sichuan province before dawn Saturday, said a spokeswoman for the provincial disaster headquarters...
Indians discover Simpson won't be eligible (07/15/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's football team already knew its receiving corps would face a major challenge this year without record-setting Willie Ponder, who completed his eligibility last season. But the Indians recently learned that Tarik Simpson, another of last year's top wide receivers, has also -- but unexpectedly -- finished his eligibility...
Teammate charged in Dennehy's murder (07/15/03)
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The former roommate of missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy was charged Monday with murder, authorities said. The warrant naming Carlton Dotson was issued by police in Waco, Texas, where Dennehy has been missing since mid-June, Chestertown Police Chief Walter Coryell said. No body has been found...
Cape makes quick work of Bluff (07/15/03)
Ford & Sons takes less than two hours to secure 5-2 victory. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Fans better not have been late for Monday night's American Legion baseball game at Capaha Field. If so, they might have missed it...
Webber pleads guilty to avoid jail sentence (07/15/03)
DETROIT -- On the eve of his federal perjury trial, Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of criminal contempt in a deal that is expected to allow him to avoid prison time. Webber had been charged with lying to a grand jury about money authorities say he received from former Michigan basketball booster Ed Martin. He could have faced up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000...
Anderson edges Pujols 9-8 in final of Home Run Derby (07/15/03)
CHICAGO -- Garret Anderson was a winner at the All-Star Home Run Derby, just like he was at the World Series. The Anaheim Angels' star edged the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols 9-8 Monday night to win the title. "I don't think of myself as a home-run hitter, but it was another platform to show America what I can do," Anderson said...
Armstrong avoids rivals' crash, holds on to yellow jersey (07/15/03)
GAP, France -- Lance Armstrong was rattled. He kept his lead in the Tour de France on Monday and got rid of his closest rival, but he can do without these harrowing close calls. Joseba Beloki, runner-up to the four-time champion last year and in second place entering the day, is finished with this Tour. He broke his right leg, wrist and elbow in a crash that nearly took out Armstrong, too...
Victorious 'Big Ben' returns home a hero (07/15/03)
CLEVELAND -- Clutching the claret jug, Ben Curtis, the newest and most improbable British Open champion, returned home Monday to tears, applause and signs proclaiming him "Big Ben." Curtis was surrounded by cameras as he visited with friends and family at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. About 25 people were waiting for his return from London...
Bryant faces sex charge (07/15/03)
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a case bound to tarnish the career of one of the NBA's brightest young superstars. Bryant denied the charge, fighting back tears at a news conference in Los Angeles and saying he was guilty only of adultery...
Love leads midway with sub-par score (07/15/03)
SANDWICH, England -- This is one tournament where Tiger Woods in the rearview mirror is not nearly as daunting as the road ahead. Davis Love III, the sole survivor to par at Royal St. George's, used a lucky bounce and three clutch putts to build a two-shot lead Friday in the British Open...
Paradise with a British accent (07/15/03)
SANDWICH, England -- At any other major championship, a golf course that looked crusty, brown and neglected would be considered an eyesore. At the British Open, they call it paradise. Royal & Ancient secretary Peter Dawson looked across the links at Royal St. George's, smiled and took a deep, satisfied breath of warm air Monday...
Lance gets head strong (07/15/03)
LUZ-ARDIDEN, France -- His yellow jersey smeared with dirt after a fall, Lance Armstrong got back on his bike with a fierce look that said it all: The Tour de France is slipping away. It's now or never. Riding like the four-time champion he is, Armstrong overcame a hard crash and two weeks of lackluster form to tear away from his closest challengers Monday and set cycling's premier race up for a gripping finale...
Schramm was a pioneer, innovator in rise of NFL (07/15/03)
DALLAS -- Had Tex Schramm only built the Dallas Cowboys into "America's Team," his contribution to pro football would've been immense. Yet it was only part of his impact on the NFL. From using professional dancers as cheerleaders to letting officials correct calls through instant replay, Schramm's bold innovations and keen eye for promotion made him one of the driving forces in turning the NFL into a billion-dollar industry...
Mickelson not facing same old questions (07/15/03)
By Paul Newberry ~ The Associated Press SANDWICH, England -- Phil Mickelson was chatting outside the clubhouse at Royal St. George's, speculating on who has the best chance to win the British Open. "It's an opportunity for the top players, if they're playing their best, to really shine," he said. "It's easier for the top players to win a major. They can separate themselves, much more so than the other guys."...
Dodgers sign Henderson to contract, acquire Burnitz (07/15/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Rickey Henderson is back in the big leagues. Desperate for offensive help, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed the 44-year-old future Hall of Famer and acquired slugging outfielder Jeromy Burnitz from the New York Mets on Monday. The Mets, unloading another high-priced player, will receive three minor leaguers -- infielder Victor Diaz and right-handed relievers Joselo Diaz and Kole Strayhorn. New York will also pay part of Burnitz's remaining salary this season...
Area digest 7/15/03 (07/15/03)
Southeast Caravan to visit Perryville The Southeast Missouri State University Athletic Department Caravan will be at the Perryville American Legion Hall Friday. Members of the Southeast coaching staff and administrative staff will be on hand to visit with the general public. There will be a short program following a noon lunch and all coaches will be available for interviews, autographs and photos...
Mario's foe stars in GameCube title (07/15/03)
If ever a company can be linked to one style of game, it's Nintendo. It is synonymous with platform titles, most of them based on that ubiquitous Italian plumber, Mario. Mario has spawned a ton of other games. Witness "Wario World," developed by the folks at Treasure for the Game Cube. It's a delightful creation, with several flaws that keep it from being top-rated, but that don't spoil your enjoyment one bit...
Philip Slinkard (07/15/03)
WHITEWATER -- Philip Lee "Laddie" Slinkard, 65, of Whitewater died at the family home Monday morning, July 14, 2003. He was born at Allenville, on Jan. 18, 1938, to the late Melvin and Juanita Pennington Slinkard. He married Shirley Evans on March 8, 1958 and she survives...
Jo Ann Landers (07/15/03)
Jo Ann Landers, 66, of Downers Grove, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at her home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mariah Nenninger (07/15/03)
Mariah Jane Nenninger, infant, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sunday to Daniel and Cassandra Dockins Nenninger. Survivors include her parents; maternal grandmother Melvina Dockins of Marble Hill; paternal grandparents Norbert and Debbie Nenninger of Glennon, Mo.; paternal great-grandmother Alma Nenninger of Alma; and maternal great-grandparents Lindell and Mary C. Myers of Marble Hill...
Celia Montgomery (07/15/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo., -- Celia Leah Montgomery, 100, passed away July 13, 2003, at "The Bluffs" in Columbia, Mo. She was born Oct. 2, 1902, at Blodgett, Mo., to the late Albert and Virdia L. James Hatcher. She married John E. Montgomery of Delta, on June 20, 1921, and he preceded her in death on March 8, 1967...
Jerry Coonce (07/15/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Gerald T. "Jerry" Coonce, 82, of Jonesboro died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Jonesboro. He was born April 16, 1921, in Cobden, Ill., son of William Martin and Zelma Clutts Coonce. Coonce worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. of California, where at one time he was project manager engineer and was instrumental in the engineering and building of the 747 fuselage. ...
Willis Holmes (07/15/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Willis Thomas Holmes, 90, of Oran died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 6, 1913, in Eddyville, Ky., son of Monroe and Eliza Helton Holmes. He and Marie Yarbrough were married Sept. 8, 1934...
Births 7/15/03 (07/15/03)
Ford Son to Bobby Lee Ford Jr. and Sheila Wade of Cape Girar-deau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:27 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003. Name, E'Jah Jachon-Evann. Weight, 5 pounds 11 ounces. Fourth child, third son. Diamond Son to Roy Dale and Amy December Diamond Jr. ...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/15/03 (07/15/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 15 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Ronald A. Scheper Jr., 39, of 5208 Alabama, St. Louis, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, assault of a law enforcement officer and failure to signal...
Cape fire report 7/15/03 (07/15/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 15 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 5:35 p.m., medical assist at 1145 S. Sprigg. At 5:45 p.m., medical assist at 2855 Bloomfield. At 7:24 p.m., medical assist at 35 S. Kingshighway. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 5:01 a.m., structure fire at 612 Locust...
Out of the past 7/15/03 (07/15/03)
10 years ago: July 15, 1993 More heavy rains along Missouri and Mississippi rivers north of St. Louis has prompted National Weather Service to raise predicted flood crest at Cape Girardeau to 46.5 feet on Wednesday, up 1 1/2 feet from earlier prediction; meanwhile, with most streams along Mississippi River and Diversion Channel in Cape Girardeau County bank full or out of their banks, emergency services officials are concerned about possibility of flash flooding in event of thunderstorms...
Coordinated effort ends SARS scare (07/15/03)
The World Health Organization earlier this month declared that SARS, the severe acute respiratory syndrome that has killed more than 800 people worldwide, has been contained. Taiwan was the last SARS-infected area, but it has recorded no new cases for more than a month. It's true that there are still about 200 SARS patients that have been identified, but the health organization said the isolation of those cases within the hospitals convinced them that the chain of contagion is under control...
It's your money; check it out (07/15/03)
Do you think forgetting where you left your keys makes you absent-minded? Bet you wouldn't forget where you left $300. But that's exactly what thousands of people and businesses who live in, or used to live in, Cape Girardeau and Scott counties have done...
Letter offers bewildering information (07/15/03)
To the editor: I wasn't so offended by Jim Krewson's letter as I was bewildered. I wonder where his information comes from. I agree Saddam Hussein was a vile dictator and that he murdered thousands. However, a majority of world media sources would agree that the number never came anywhere close to millions...
National debt is good indication of need to cut (07/15/03)
To the editor: It is time to put our government and ourselves on a diet. According to Strategic Investment, this country's total debt is $31 trillion, or three times our total yearly gross domestic product, and is growing at 7.7 percent annually. Each person's share of this debt, which includes personal, government and business debt, is $110,000. ...
Speak Out A 07/15/03 (07/15/03)
Spending priorities I AM so glad that somebody finally put something on the front page about the Capaha Park Lagoon and how dirty it looks. I think it's a shame the city can spend so much money. Half the streets that are repaired don't need to be worked on, and the park gets ignored. ...
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