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Community digest 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
Community dance scheduled for Saturday Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance will host a community dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain, Cape Girardeau. Joe Surdyk of Carbondale, Ill., will teach and call contra, square and circle dances to live old-time music. ...
'Xtreme Xperience' boot camp begins at Osage center (07/17/03)
Starting tomorrow Greater Dimension Ministries will begin their second annual "Xtreme Xperience" diversity boot camp event at the Osage Community Center in Cape Girardeau. The event, which takes place tomorrow and Saturday, will feature a free concert tomorrow with two Christian bands, choirs and praise and worship groups. Saturday's events feature a string of activities meant to promote teamwork...
Jackson man faces meth-related charges (07/17/03)
A search warrant served at the Jackson residence of Ward P. Meader, 40, Monday resulted in his arrest and several drug charges. After a joint investigation by the Jackson police and the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, a warrant was served at about 7:30 a.m. at Meador's home at 1018 Jessica Street...
Village of Gordonville April minutes (07/17/03)
Village of Gordonville April Minutes After the May meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance said the Village of Gordonville's April miniutes were accepted as amended. *Treasurer's Report: Sheila Gross submitted the treasurer's report with a village balance of $92,299.31. It was accepted and approved with all in agreement. A motion was made and approved with all in agreement to discontinue the present sweep account...
Community cuisine 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
comm cuisine Morley Lodge no. 184 Fish Fry From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 an AYCE chicken and fish fry with all the trimmings will be held at the Morley Masonic Lodge. Meals With Friends at The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., Cape Girardeau, will be serving Meals With Friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, July 21 to 25. Any individual is welcome to enjoy a hot, nutritiuous meal in a cool, friendly atmosphere at no cost. The following menu will be served:...
Ex-governor from region still reigning veto king (07/17/03)
P Gov. Bob Holden, however, outpaced Gov. John Dalton of Kennett in terms of percentage of bills vetoed. By Marc Powers Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The same year Roger Maris broke baseball's single-season home run record, Missouri Gov. John Dalton of Kennett set the mark for most vetoes from one legislative session...
Community Q&A 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
Q&A Name: Susan O'Connell Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: I have two grown children; Keith, 31 and Carie, 23. Job: I work for SBC, located at 800 Broadway, Cape Girardeau. What do you like most about the area? The small town atmosphere. I think Cape is a pretty safe place to live and most of the people are very friendly...
Trouble with Hubble (07/17/03)
Jackson city engineer Dan Triller has two pictures hanging on his office wall. One is a photo of Jackson's Hubble Creek, with trees providing shade over the water and plants growing up all around. The other shows a big concrete ditch running alongside Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau...
Cut won't put limits on flights at Cape (07/17/03)
The latest cost-cutting measure from American Airlines -- to slash its number of nonstop flights from Lambert Airport in half -- will not affect its three round-trip commuter flights from Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to St. Louis, officials said Wednesday...
Construction progress continues on Red House (07/17/03)
CHRIS PAGANO * cpagano@semissourian.com Linda Royce, clad in costume of the period, volunteered at the Red House Interpretive Center recently. Her task, pierrotage, is to fill in between the vertical logs with brick and mortar. Royce said, "This has been my dream."Progress on Aquamsi Street--The Red House...
Cape tour for steamboat travelers uncovers history (07/17/03)
Although natives of Cape Girardeau may have experienced some of the rich heritage the city possesses, to many, a drive around town is anything but exciting. But with Linda as your tour guide, a boring drive around the small town of Cape Girardeau may quickly turn into an exciting adventure down memory lane...
Jackson Municipal Band to play with Southeast Flute Choir (07/17/03)
submitted photo Jackson Municipal Band and Guests At 8 p.m. tonight the Jackson Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at the band shell located on Route D in Jackson City Park. Special guests will be the Southeast Flute Choir. This group, originally organized by Dr. ...
Mayor turns to God to save factory (07/17/03)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- After trying everything else he can think of to prevent a local printing plant from closing, the mayor of this Southern Illinois town is turning to God. Mayor Ron Williams has declared today a day of fasting and prayer aimed at persuading the Bemis Co. to cancel plans to close a 56-year-old printing plant and leave 115 people out of work...
Popularity of retreats rising in U.S. (07/17/03)
On the Net: www.findthedivine.com By staff and wire reports There are no CDs and no caffeine, only contemplation when youth from Immaculate Conception parish in Jackson go on a retreat. The youth will spend three days next weekend near Lesterville, Mo., in a time of work, play and prayer...
Republicans lose vote in veto session with senator's call-up (07/17/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republicans in Missouri's Senate could find it more difficult to override the governor's vetoes this September because a GOP lawmaker will be serving in the Army. Sen. Jon Dolan, R-Lake St. Louis, said he is being called to active duty with the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and will travel to Cuba, leaving him absent from the Legislature's veto session in September...
Transformer fire forces evacuations at Gateway Arch (07/17/03)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Visitors were evacuated from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Thursday after what appeared to be an electrical fire broke out at a transformer on the Arch grounds. Thick black smoke could be seen hovering over downtown for miles. No injuries were reported...
Return from war brings some vets domestic discord (07/17/03)
and Tony Perry ~ Los Angeles Times For half his 10-month marriage, Lance Cpl. Sean Rodriguez-Street slogged through the Iraqi desert and fired at enemy soldiers in Baghdad. Then he came home, and trouble started...
Authorities come up empty in Hoffa search (07/17/03)
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Authorities dug under a backyard pool in a residential neighborhood Wednesday in search of clues to the disappearance of ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa but came up empty after an eight-hour search. Nearly 28 years after Hoffa disappeared from the Detroit area, law enforcement officials combed the site where an informant said a briefcase was buried that contained a syringe and possible evidence that Hoffa had been injected with drugs or poison...
Lawyer allegedly bilked poor, disabled (07/17/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal agents have arrested a prominent San Francisco attorney accused of bilking poor tenants and disabled children of more than $2 million to cover payments on his mansion and repairs to his yacht. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Nikolai Tehin, 56, without incident Tuesday, according to federal prosecutors who charged him with mail fraud and money laundering...
Car plows through crowded Santa Monica farmers market (07/17/03)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A car driven by an elderly man plowed through a crowded farmers market Wednesday, killing eight and injuring up to 45 others as the vehicle hurled victims through the air, smashing through market tents and boxes of produce. Police said 15 victims were critically injured, and a 3-year-old girl was among those killed along three downtown blocks closed for the once-a-week market, transformed within seconds into a makeshift hospital morgue...
Texas residents face mess left behind by Claudette (07/17/03)
PORT LAVACA, Texas -- Storm-battered residents cleaned up debris and surveyed damage Wednesday a day after Hurricane Claudette slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas. Claudette arrived Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained wind of 85 mph before being downgraded. The storm was just over the Rio Grande in west Texas by Wednesday evening, and was expected to move toward Tucson, Ariz., before weakening...
Woman injured in factory shooting rampage dies (07/17/03)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A woman who was critically injured during a co-worker's shooting rampage last week has died, bringing the number of victims to six killed and eight wounded. DeLois Bailey, 53, died Tuesday afternoon, said Ann Weddington, a spokeswoman for Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian...
Judge moves sniper trial to Virginia Beach (07/17/03)
MANASSAS, Va. -- The trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad will be moved 200 miles from Prince William County to Virginia Beach, a judge ruled. Circuit Judge LeRoy Millette said it "has been clearly shown that such a change of venue is necessary to ensure a fair and impartial trial." His ruling, dated Tuesday, was issued early Wednesday...
People talk 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
Artist paints dignified image of Ventura ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Surprising but not shocking. That's how the artist who painted former Gov. Jesse Ventura's official Capitol portrait describes the much-anticipated work. "This is a dignified, loving portrait of a statesman," said Steven Cepello, aka Steve Strong, aka the California Terminator. A tag-team partner of Ventura's in the late 1970s, Cepello was smearing paint on canvas in his spare time, even as he did the same to opponents in the ring...
Suspect in sexual assault of girl arrested thanks to tip (07/17/03)
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A man suspected of posing as a security guard to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl at a Target store was captured Wednesday as he left a lawyer's office in Kentucky, authorities said. Later in the day, Allen Dwayne Coates was booked in a similar incident involving a 9-year-old girl at a Wal-Mart store in Kentucky...
Palestinian premier says he'll travel to Washington (07/17/03)
JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian Authority is seeking to persuade militants to extend indefinitely a temporary halt to attacks on Israelis, a Palestinian official said Wednesday. The effort comes as the Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas announced he would travel to Washington this month to meet with President Bush. Israel also celebrated a commando raid that rescued a taxi driver who had been kidnapped and held for days in a West Bank pit...
Blair stands by claim of Iraq, Niger uranium link (07/17/03)
LONDON -- Dogged by questions over his government's use of intelligence ahead of the war in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted Wednesday that Britain had been right to help depose Saddam Hussein. Blair, who for weeks has faced accusations of exaggerating the threat of weapons of mass destruction to bolster the case for military action, said he stood by intelligence published by the government...
U.S. determination keeps pace with violence (07/17/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In a marked escalation in attacks, suspected insurgents tried to shoot down a U.S. transport plane with a surface-to-air missile Wednesday, killed an American soldier in a convoy and gunned down the mayor of an Iraqi city. The new American commander in Iraq acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that coalition forces are facing a "classical guerrilla-type war situation" against opponents ranging from members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party to non-Iraqi fighters from terrorist groups. ...
Korean soldiers exchange fire at border (07/17/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South and North Korean soldiers briefly exchanged machine gun fire along their border on Thursday, but the South Korean military said it did not suffer casualties in the shootout. It was not immediately known whether any North Korean troops were injured or killed in the firefight in the Demilitarized Zone, a buffer area that was created at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War to keep opposing armies apart...
Ford & Sons errors costly in loss (07/17/03)
Cape Girardeau's Senior American Legion team committed five errors en route to a 13-8 loss to Festus at Capaha Field on Wednesday night. Cape's Ford & Sons team (22-13) led 4-2 after one inning, but Festus scored four runs in the second and three more in the fifth to take a 9-6 lead. John Thies took the loss for Cape after going four innings. Thies allowed 10 hits and nine runs, five of which were earned...
Chaffee gets best of its bat and Jackson in district win (07/17/03)
Tearing the cover off of a baseball is considered an omen. At Jackson City Park on Wednesday, Nathan Seyer led off the game for Chaffee's Senior Legion with a broken-bat home run. That marked the third aluminum bat an Oran player has broken since the spring, with the previous two resulting in Oran victories...
Logging a lifetime of marathon miles (07/17/03)
Twelve years of training, thousands of miles and a dozen marathons later, Reid Willen's biggest feat, he claims, was running a half-marathon with his dad. "It was really neat to be able to do that with him," Willen said. "My dad has been running since the '70s, back when running first really came around. Getting the chance to run with him 30 years later is special."...
Poplar Bluff track plans still in the dark (07/17/03)
The latest news from the new Poplar Bluff Speedway is that, basically, there is no news, aside from more waiting and more wrangling with the city. Co-owner Jennifer Adamson, whose husband Keith is heading up the project, said Wednesday that the track continues to await final electrical and water hookups from the city of Poplar Bluff, just as it has for several weeks. ...
Cape A's head back to Senior Babe Ruth state finals (07/17/03)
The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth A's have new players, a new manager and they've even switched names this year. Through it all, their play has remained the same. The A's, formerly the Cape Yankees, will make their third consecutive trip to the state tournament in Dexter starting today, but the team's first under new manager David Meyr. The team reached the tournament by winning its six-team conference, finishing with a league record of 16-1-1...
AL's chore - Make win count (07/17/03)
CHICAGO -- Now that the American League has home-field advantage in the World Series, the question is which team will benefit. At the start of the second half, the upstart Kansas City Royals have the biggest lead in the league, a seven-game advantage over All-Star host Chicago in the AL Central...
Blues' 2003-04 season to start with plenty of travel (07/17/03)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues will start their regular season Oct. 10 at Phoenix, eight days before their home opener against Washington, according to the 2003-04 schedule released Wednesday. The Blues' season debut at the Savvis Center will follow road stops against the Coyotes, Colorado and Nashville. The Blues will play six of their first seven games, and seven of their first nine, away from home...
Racing damaged cars is NASCAR's newest safety issue (07/17/03)
The Associated Press After the hood of a car sailed into the grandstand, many in NASCAR began to wonder if damaged vehicles should be allowed to keep racing. Winston Cup director John Darby has heard the talk caused by Robby Gordon's crash on July 5 at Daytona, and he says everything is being done to keep battered cars from becoming a hazard to fans and other drivers...
Rams sign sixth-round draft pick Tercero (07/17/03)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams have signed sixth-round draft pick Scott Tercero to a three-year deal, making the offensive guard the first signee from the Rams' 2003 draft class. Terms were not disclosed. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Tercero was the 184th overall selection in April's NFL draft...
Lester makes most of time on the track (07/17/03)
ATLANTA -- When he quit his job as a computer engineer 15 years ago, Bill Lester longed for a career in auto racing. He ended up with much more. The only black driver in one of NASCAR's top three series has a ride in the Craftsman Truck Series, a part-time gig as a TV commentator and, coming soon to a grocery store near you, a cereal box with his likeness...
Armstrong's lead slim heading into second half of Tour (07/17/03)
NARBONNE, France (AP) -- Halfway through the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong has yet to dominate cycling's showcase race as he has in the past. He didn't shine in the Alps and their monstrous climbs -- although he rode well enough to take the overall lead. And he's ahead by only 21 seconds after the 10th stage, with another four days looming on the punishing ascents of the Pyrenees...
Scioscia's strategy worked to perfection (07/17/03)
True to his word, Mike Scioscia managed to win, not to keep all his players happy. Turns out, he did both. Scioscia apologized in advance to players who might not get in the game. Not everyone did play and some didn't play too long. But the strategy of saving players for key matchups late in the game helped secure a 7-6 victory Tuesday night by the American League in the All-Star game, giving the AL the home field advantage in the World Series once again this fall...
Area digest (07/17/03)
Cape golfer tied for 17th at Junior PGA tournament Todd Obergoenner of Cape Girardeau is tied for 17th after Wednesday's first round of the Westfield Junior PGA Championship in Westfield Center, Ohio. Obergoenner shot a first-round 74 on the par-71 course at Westfield Group Country Club. He's tied with seven other junior golfers who trail leader Webb Simpson of Raleigh, N.C., by eight strokes...
Sideline chatter (07/17/03)
Today's forecast: another Selig All-Star brainstorm Commissioner Bud Selig, wanting to build on his brainstorming momentum and inject more meaning into the World Series, is expected to announce today that this year's Series-winning league will henceforth get the final at-bat in next year's All-Star Home Run Derby...
Fitness Q&A 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
Troy Hamilton, 35
  • What is your favorite exercise/which exercise is the most effective? "I like to work my chest because it works a lot of different body parts." How do you stay physically fit? "I do a combination of cardio and weight lifting."...
  • Health calendar 7/17 (07/17/03)
    Today Diabetes Support Group meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center. For information, call 331-5107. Preparation for Childbirth Class 4 meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room at Healing Arts Center. For information, call 331-5107...
    Slimming down at school (07/17/03)
    Racquel Hall used to be your typical burger-munching teen, scarfing down junk food at every opportunity. Her body showed it, too. In 2000, as she headed into ninth grade, the 5-foot-1-inch teen weighed 202 pounds. Then Hall joined a popular school program called Ecotech, a specialized learning community focused on hands-on ecology, within University City High School in Philadelphia. ...
    Driven to distraction (07/17/03)
    July 17, 2003 Dear Leslie, Buying a car is one of the things that separates the boys from the girls. To DC, it's a simple problem. Check Consumer Reports for the top-rated models, choose one and pick a color. It's that way for many women. A car is nothing more than transportation to you. You want safety, reliability, utility, comfort. In other words, a Volvo...
    New kind of dinner theater premieres as NBC reality series (07/17/03)
    NEW YORK-- Suspense! Romance! Mama's meatballs! These are all on the menu at "The Restaurant," a tasty new "unscripted drama" series premiering 9 p.m. Sunday on NBC. As it probes the inner workings of a real-life Manhattan dining spot called Rocco's, "The Restaurant" will surely bridge any remaining gap between the act of cooking or eating for its own sake, and performance art for an audience of millions...
    Geneva Coombs (07/17/03)
    WITH PHOTO Geneva Coombs Geneva Coombs, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Littleton, Ill., daughter of Harrison Monroe and Jessie May Arnold. She and Charles E. Coombs were married June 11, 1950, in Rushville, Ill...
    Bill Wedekind (07/17/03)
    PAID OBIT NEEDS FLAG William K. "Bill" Wedekind, 74, formerly of Whitewater, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo. He had lived in Oregon, Mo., 38 years. He was born Aug. 15, 1928, at Whitewater, son of Julius A. and Viola M. Hoffman Wedekind. He and Gladys Corrine Hartmann were married Nov. 6, 1949, at Gordonville. She survives...
    Jewell Ellis (07/17/03)
    PAID OBIT WITH PHOTO Jewell Ellis SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Jewell Ellis, 89, of Sedgewickville passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Cla Ru Deville Nursing Home in Fredericktown, Mo. She was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Sedgewickville, daughter of Perl C. and Emma Penny Bollinger. She married Frank Conrad Ellis Oct. 2, 1937. He preceded her in death July 15, 2002...
    Rev. Donald Crane (07/17/03)
    PAID OBIT The Rev. Donald E. Crane, son of the late W.V. Crane and Nancy Walls Crane, was born July 26, 1916, at Dudley, Mo., and went to be with his Lord and Savior at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau July 15, 2003, at the age of 86. Rev. Crane was an ordained minister of the Church of God based out of Cleveland, Tenn. He graduated from Lee College and went into the pastoral service, serving churches in Servierville, Tenn., Peoria and Sesser, Ill., and Salem, Ore...
    Jessica Dale (07/17/03)
    Jessica Raye Dale, 14, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at her home. She was born July 10, 1989, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Robert E. and Roberta Hart Dale. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Robert and Jeanie Dale; her mother, Roberta Hart; three brothers, Zachary, Devon and Maxwell Dale, all of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Iva and Julian Hart of Paragould, Ark.; paternal grandparents, John and Edith Dale of Caruthersville, Mo.; stepgrandparents, Camille Fohl of Winter Park, Fla., and John and Linda Fohl of Maitland, Fla.. ...
    Joann Landers (07/17/03)
    Joann Landers, 66, of Downers Grove, Ill., died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at her home. She was born July 31, 1936, in Cape Girardeau. She and Robert Gaston Landers were married June 2, 1957, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 1, 2002. Landers was a member of Red Star Baptist Church...
    Alice Burger (07/17/03)
    WITH PHOTO Alice Burger Alice Leoma Burger, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leo and Leema Benton Harris. She and Lester Burger were married Aug. 7, 1976, in Cape Girardeau...
    Births 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
    Essner Son to Gregory Dale and Kimberly Ellen Essner of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:47 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003. Name, William Ryan. Weight, 7 pounds. Second child, first son. Mrs. Essner is the former Kimberly Bair, daughter of Jack and Nancy Bair of Belleville, Ill. She is a teacher at Scott County R-IV Schools. Essner is the son of John and Ina Essner of Cape Girardeau. He is manager at Dairy Queen...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, July 17 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests
  • Otis Johnson, 22, of 302 W. Gladys, Apt. A, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Wednesday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for domestic assault...
  • Out of the past 7/17/03 (07/17/03)
    10 years ago: July 17, 1993 Eighth District Congressman Bill Emerson tours parts of his flood-ravaged district with officials of Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi River Commission; tour begins at New Madrid and includes stops at Commerce, Dutchtown and Cape Girardeau...
    Jean Bell Mosley planted seeds that last forever (07/17/03)
    I didn't ask my wife's permission to print the following, but I believe Wendy's note to Steve and Viney Mosley the day of Jean Bell Mosley's death captured the essence of Jean Bell's influence and inspiration to many. Dear Steve and Viney,...
    Hearing skewed data about I-66 (07/17/03)
    By John M. Wood WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Several Wickliffe officials attended the June 17 public meeting in Ullin, Ill., concerning that state's newfound interest in the I-66 highway project. Not only were the Kentucky officials given a rather cold reception, they also have brought to my attention several misrepresentations being fostered to put the Illinois corridor for I-66 in a positive light...
    Scott City addition will benefit students (07/17/03)
    Cramped, dingy classrooms. Hurried lunches. Busing students 10 miles so they can have a large enough gym to practice in. These are some of the desperate situations the Scott City School District has endured for years because of critical space needs...
    Grants help boost economic activity in area (07/17/03)
    Most Southeast Missouri residents probably know very little about an agency called the Delta Regional Authority. But they should. As it has in the three years since its inception, the group has again allocated a good deal of money to the area that will increase the community's economic viability through development...
    Speak Out A 07/17/03 (07/17/03)
    MoDOT isn't listening MODOT SAYS it wants the people's input on repairs on Highway 72. What a joke. MoDOT is required to hold these meetings, but the people's input means nothing, Those living along West Jackson Boulevard did everything they could think of to get MoDOT to do the sensible thing and put in a regular five-lane highway. It's a shame MoDOT can get away with this...
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