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Court briefs 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
Huck's robbery suspects plead not guilty Shaun L. Riegert, 21, of Chaffee, Mo., and Travis M. Davie, 21, of Cape Girardeau, appeared in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court Monday for arraignment in connection with a robbery incident in Cape Girardeau...
Varsity Television brings TV creations by teens to cable, Web (07/22/03)
NEW YORK -- Joe Shults is building a network to serve a ready-made audience: The viewers who will help create its programs. It's a TV network whose "affiliates" are high schools across the land and whose producers are camcorder-outfitted students...
'MotoGP 2' among best racing sims (07/22/03)
After more than 30 years of riding motorcycles, I have finally reached the top -- I'm the MotoGP world champion. I won the title fair and square, outracing the world's finest two-wheel racers in the sport's top class. And I did it all without leaving my rump-sprung recliner, thanks to "MotoGP 2," Climax and THQ's excellent racing simulator for the Xbox...
Faces of 2morrow 7/22 (07/22/03)
Bell City student attends Boys State Michael Painton of Bell City, Mo., attended the American Legion Boys State of Missouri in June at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo. He is the son of Don and Rhonda Painton of Oran, Mo., and the grandson of Bob and Sonnie Michael of Commerce, Mo. ...
Southern Illinois on I-66 - Bring it on (07/22/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- When it comes to Interstate 66, most Southern Illinois residents have only one thing to say: Bring it on. That's what surveys taken by the Illinois Department of Transportation revealed. IDOT officials held a media conference this morning in Carbondale to announce the results of a June 17 open house, aimed at collecting public comment, and show those comments to journalists...
Suspect arrested in murder-rape in Poplar Bluff (07/22/03)
POPLARBLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man is to appear in court today after he was charged with raping and murdering a woman whose body was found Sunday in the old abandoned Frisco Railroad tunnel near where it runs under Main Street. According to Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour, Brian Todd Hemphill, 20, of the 1000 block of Harper Street was to appear Monday before Associate Circuit Judge John Bloodworth for arraignment...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
Public hearings Approved an application to the Community Development Block Grant Program on behalf of the Community Caring Council to support the development of affordable housing units. Consent ordinances Approved an ordinance amending the city code relating to Municipal Court...
Illinois man dies after leap off Bass Rock (07/22/03)
Daily American Republic VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A day of fun on Current River with friends turned deadly Saturday afternoon for an Illinois man who drowned after diving off a rock cliff. The body of Christopher Jones, 23, of Marion, Ill., was recovered about 2:30 p.m. by Missouri Water Patrolman Jeff Johnson. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by Carter County Coroner Dennis McSpadden...
Illinois to announce results of I-66 open house (07/22/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois residents gathered last month to weigh in on a question that stands to dramatically affect the future of their communities: Should the new Interstate 66 come through their back yards or not? IDOT assistant secretary David Phelps, a former Southern Illinois congressman, will meet with area reporters this morning at IDOT's District 9 headquarters in Carbondale to announce the results of a June 17 open house at Shawnee Community College. ...
Two Cape Girardeau men charged with robbery (07/22/03)
In making a traffic stop for suspected drunken driving, deputies with the Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Department pulled over a van Saturday night containing two men sought in connection with a reported strong-arm robbery. Roland D. Davis, 32, and Everett P. Way, 29, were charged Sunday with second degree robbery. Police say they assaulted and forced a Cape Girardeau man into giving them his stereo and VCR, apparently in payment for a debt he owed...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
Power and Light Committee Approved the semi-annual financial statement. Set a public hearing for Aug. 18 to consider the 2003 tax rates for parks and recreation, general revenue, cemetery and band. Set a public hearing for Aug. 18 to consider the 2003 library tax rates...
Scott City City Council questions train whistles (07/22/03)
Train whistles have long been a welcome sound in Scott City, a railroad town since the beginning of the 20th century. But a few members of the city council think trains coming through town lately are blowing their own horns a bit too much. At Monday night's meeting, Councilman Jeff Curnell proposed the city draft an ordinance prohibiting train whistles during certain hours...
Jackson officials seek input on fireworks issue (07/22/03)
Hoping to prevent a knee-jerk reaction that goes against the will of the public, the Jackson Board of Aldermen, meeting Monday night, set a voluntary public hearing date to consider opinions on a possible ban of certain fireworks in the city limits...
Cape council discusses possible ban on fireworks (07/22/03)
Cape Girardeau could become fireworks free -- or at least less of what Mayor Jay Knudtson compared to a "war zone" -- in the weeks before July 4 depending on the cooperation of its neighbors. At Monday night's meeting, council members discussed changing ordinances governing fireworks, from simply banning them altogether to shrinking the two-week window residents can use them to a period of a few days...
Retailers experiencing summer slowdown (07/22/03)
Some area retailers say sales right now are terrible because of the short summer, which is causing people to take their vacations all at the same time. Find out more in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian.
Broadening horizons (07/22/03)
By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian When Austin Nenninger mixed a few drops of alcohol with some pepper, cloves, orange and lemon peel and vanilla, he wasn't sure exactly what he'd end up with. His beaker, corked to keep the scents contained, looked a little like tobacco juice instead of cologne...
Eating fish once a week may lower risk of Alzheimer's (07/22/03)
CHICAGO -- Older people who eat fish at least once a week may cut their risk of Alzheimer's by more than half, a study suggests. The study adds to the evidence that diet may affect a person's chances of developing the mind-robbing disease that affects 4 million Americans...
Trial begins in Heartland lawsuit (07/22/03)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Testimony began Monday in a lawsuit filed by a northeast Missouri school for troubled youths, accusing juvenile officers and a sheriff of constitutional violations stemming from a raid in 2001. The trial, at U.S. District Court in Hannibal, was expected to last up to three weeks, said Jeremy Pingel, a spokesman for Heartland Christian Academy...
Former police officer pleads guilty (07/22/03)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A former Lake Tapawingo police officer has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for shooting a man who was trying to steal a police department vehicle last year. Gary Moore, 56, was sentenced Monday to two years probation for the felony charge...
Family feud playing out in legal case over Pledge of Allegiance (07/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- A family feud has broken out in the Supreme Court between California parents who disagree about whether their daughter -- and other children -- should start each school day with the Pledge of Allegiance. The case has gotten personal. In court filings, Sandra Banning claims Michael Newdow is a poor father, while Newdow says Banning is lying to the justices...
Officials - Problem of con artists on the Internet growing (07/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- Stealing identities and credit card numbers with bogus e-mail and Web sites that appear to come from legitimate companies is an increasing problem on the Internet, federal officials warned Monday. The Federal Trade Commission said it had brought its first case against this type of scheme, called "spoofing" or "carding." A 17-year-old California boy accused of posing as America Online agreed to settle federal charges by accepting a lifetime ban on sending junk e-mail and paying a $3,500 fine, the FTC said.. ...
Doctors debate whether to end use of ipecac to treat poisoning (07/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- Generations of parents knew the rule: Keep a bottle of ipecac around to induce vomiting in case your child swallows a poison. Now that rule may be about to change. Amid evidence that ipecac doesn't actually treat poisoning well -- and is being abused, sometimes fatally, by people with bulimia -- the government is considering ending over-the-counter sales of the syrup...
Nation digest 07/22/03 (07/22/03)
Stewart's lawyers upset about indictment leaks NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart's lawyers asked a federal judge Monday to order an investigation into who leaked details of her indictment to the news media before the grand jury returned the formal charges...
People talk 07/22/03 (07/22/03)
Crowe prepares for fatherhood SYDNEY, Australia -- "Gladiator" star Russell Crowe has a new empire to conquer: fatherhood. The actor announced Monday that his wife, Danielle Spencer, is pregnant with their first child, which is due in January. "Danni is 14 weeks and three days. So it is a lot of fun and she is feeling all the effects of it," Crowe told Australia's Channel Nine television...
UPS to pay $10 million to settle lawsuit by deaf workers (07/22/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- United Parcel Service Inc. will pay $10 million and ensure deaf employees and applicants full access to workplace safety information and promotion opportunities under a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit. The Monday agreement -- which includes $4.1 million for plaintiffs' attorneys -- ends a trial of a class-action lawsuit claiming UPS, the nation's fourth-largest private employer, discriminated against more than 900 current and former hearing-impaired employees...
Companies begin catering to four-legged customers (07/22/03)
ATLANTA -- When John Paul DeJoria, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell salon products, decided to launch another hair-care line, he made sure it addressed a common consumer problem: fleas and ticks. DeJoria's new line, John Paul Pet, offers designer formulas for dogs and cats. The exotic concoctions include a tea tree treatment and oatmeal conditioning rinse...
California struggles to count signatures (07/22/03)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- The campaign to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis has put a huge burden on election officials in California's 58 counties, who have the task of counting and verifying the more than 1.6 million signatures gathered. Faced with the work of sorting through stacks of petitions, some counties have canceled vacations, diverted employees from other divisions, hired temporary workers and asked employees to work overtime...
Bush seeks more help in Iraq from other nations (07/22/03)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush said Monday he is working to persuade more nations to help in Iraq, where Saddam Hussein loyalists are killing coalition forces in a war that persists alongside rebuilding efforts. Speaking at his Texas ranch with the leader of one supportive country, Premier Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, Bush said, "The more people involved in Iraq, the better off we will be."...
Tense times for Blair as suicide heightens Iraq weapons debate (07/22/03)
LONDON -- The suicide of a Defense Ministry weapons expert and BBC source has raised questions about Tony Blair's media operation -- an issue on which his opponents have already decided the prime minister is vulnerable. Blair's government had hit a midterm popularity slump even before it went hunting for the source of a critical British Broadcasting Corp. ...
World briefs 07/22/03 (07/22/03)
Former Ugandan dictator in deteriorating condition JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Former Ugandan President Idi Amin, exiled in Saudi Arabia after an 8-year rule marked by extreme brutality, was in a coma and in deteriorating condition Monday, a hospital official said...
Iraqi insurgents use roadside bombs for attacks on U.S. troops (07/22/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents are increasingly using roadside bombs detonated by remote control to attack American forces in Iraq -- the latest killing a U.S. soldier and his Iraqi translator in northern Baghdad on Monday. As part of an effort to lower the U.S. profile in Iraq, the new U.S. commander in the region announced plans to establish an Iraqi militia to help patrol the country...
Annan to U.S. - 'Democracy cannot be imposed' (07/22/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the United States Monday to quickly restore control of Iraq to its people, warning that "democracy can't be imposed from the outside." In the 23-page report to the Security Council, Annan also noted concerns about the U.S. treatment of Iraqi detainees and the failure to improve security in Baghdad...
Israelis, Palestinians launch drive to salvage peace plan (07/22/03)
JERUSALEM -- Searching for outside help to revive a stalled Mideast peace plan, Israel urged Europe on Monday to play a wider role in the process and the Palestinian premier headed to Egypt ahead of a crucial meeting with President Bush. The diplomatic action coincided with a heated debate in the Israeli parliament over settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. ...
Vietnam releases authorized translation of new Potter book (07/22/03)
HANOI, Vietnam -- Everybody's favorite wizard not only outwits evil Lord Voldemort and saves the day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- he also casts quite a spell in Vietnamese. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the newest book in J.K. Rowling's series, was released in Vietnam on Monday, making the communist country the first in the world to put out an authorized translation...
16 arrested as Saudi authorities foil terror plots (07/22/03)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- The Saudi government announced Monday that police arrested 16 al-Qaida-linked terror suspects and used tractors to dig up an underground arsenal: 20 tons of bomb-making chemicals, detonators, rocket-propelled grenades and rifles...
U.S. Embassy in Liberia hit by mortar fire (07/22/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- A thunderous barrage of mortars shook Liberia's capital Monday, hitting residential neighborhoods along with two U.S. Embassy compounds, and killing more than 90 people as government and rebel forces fought over President Charles Taylor's last stronghold...
Committee told not to consider playoffs (07/22/03)
Forget about a college football playoff for now. The committee overseeing changes to the Bowl Championship Series won't consider using a tournament to determine the national champion despite pleas to open up the postseason to more schools. The BCS Presidential Oversight Committee on Monday directed the six conference commissioners to come up with proposals for changing the BCS without a playoff...
Self cites upside to secondary violations at Illinois (07/22/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To new Kansas coach Bill Self, it's almost a point of pride that during his three seasons at Illinois the school reported 20 minor violations to the NCAA. The minor, or secondary, violations surrounding the program were reported Sunday by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Because they didn't give the school a recruiting or competitive advantage, Illinois faced no sanctions...
Meystedt hurls Jackson past Chaffee in district tournament (07/22/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jason Meystedt's stellar pitching led Jackson's American Legion baseball team to a first-round upset in the District 14 Tournament Monday night. Meystedt struck out 14, walked four and allowed five hits over the nine-inning distance as Jackson, seeded last among six teams, knocked off third-seeded and host Chaffee 5-2...
Free diver sets world record (07/22/03)
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Champion free diver Tanya Streeter broke a world record Monday by descending on a single breath to 400 feet off the Turks and Caicos islands. Using a weighted sled, she descended along a line dangled from a boat and swam to the surface using fins. She surfaced after 3 minutes and 58 seconds, giving two thumbs up before swimming back to the boat...
Bullet leaves emotional scar - Bengals rookie cleared for camp (07/22/03)
CINCINNATI -- The bullet has been removed, the wounds have healed. Dennis Weathersby can sprint and backpedal and do everything expected from an NFL cornerback. The toughest part is still ahead: Getting beyond the emotional scars from the drive-by shooting...
Blazers give veteran Kersey summer job as assistant coach (07/22/03)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Just like when he was a rookie nearly two decades ago, Jerome Kersey is proving himself to the Portland Trail Blazers. Only this time, it's as a coach. Kersey, a 17-year NBA veteran who spent his first 11 seasons with the Blazers, is getting a coaching tryout of sorts as an assistant with Portland's summer league team...
Trying to avoid the lure of 'The Duckle' (07/22/03)
This column is to warn people about the dangers of a place I'll call "The Duckle." I'm calling it this to protect its image and to avoid causing any harm to the people who work there. I'll tell you one of my many stories that I've experienced at this place called ... gulp ... "The Duckle."...
Alvin Heffington (07/22/03)
Alvin Eugene "Pee Wee" Heffington, 61, of Oak Ridge died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, in Lake Dallas, Texas, son of Cubie and Thelma Lois Finney Heffington. He and Roberta Mae Wilkerson were married March 8, 1969, in Hartford, Mich...
James Graves (07/22/03)
James John Graves, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 21, 2003, at his home. He was born June 8, 1924, in New York, N.Y., son of John and Agnes Fields Mulbury. He and Geri Fitzhugh were married Jan. 11, 1980, in Austin, Texas. Graves was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans...
Mary Tripp (07/22/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary E. Tripp, 80, of Pueblo, Colo., died Sunday, July 20, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born Jan. 26, 1923, near Anna, daughter of Frank Ulysses and Elvie Ann Clutts Parker. She and Charles D. Tripp were married Sept. 8, 1939, in Jackson. Tripp was a member of Anna Heights Baptist Church. She had also lived in East Peoria, Vienna, Chester and Anna, Ill., and Colorado Springs, Colo...
Loise Learue (07/22/03)
RISCO, Mo. -- Loise Payne Learue, 77, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Progressive Hospital in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 3, 1925, at Risco, daughter of Leo and Violet Pearman Parks. She and Warnie L. Payne were married Oct. 11, 1956. He died March 25, 1970...
Lloyd Hinkle (07/22/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lloyd Hinkle, 68, of Anna died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Union County Hospital. Crain Funeral Home at Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Henderson (07/22/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clyde Henderson, 83, of Anna died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Anna, son of Millard and Rosa Miller Henderson. He and Lillian Porterfield were married June 8, 1940. Henderson was a heavy equipment operator with Union County Highway Department. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318...
Erma Mallett (07/22/03)
Erma Lee Mallett, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born June 30, 1917, in Hill Creek, Ark., daughter of John Avery and Ella C. Whitley Trafford. She and Philip Edward Mallett were married Jan. 31, 1937. He died Nov. 26, 1981...
Gertie Evans (07/22/03)
Gertrude L. "Gertie" Evans, 88, of Jackson died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 9, 1915, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of William and Sarah Null Johnson. She and Newton S. Evans were married July 6, 1935, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died Nov. 1, 1976...
Georgia Griffin (07/22/03)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Georgia Griffin, 85, of East Prairie died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at her home. She was born June 6, 1918, in Moundville, Ala., daughter of Jack and Alma Grimes. She and Louie D. Griffin were married Nov. 15, 1936. He died May 19, 1984...
Births 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
Hanks Daughter to Justin and Shawna Hanks of Eldon, Mo., Lake Regional Hospital at Osage Beach, Mo., 4:25 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2003. Name, Brenna Sage. Weight, 8 pounds 10 ounces. Mrs. Hanks is the former Shawna Ward, daughter of Willard and Linda Cohen of Linn Creek, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, and James Ward of Malden, Mo. She is a nail technician at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. Hanks is the son of Steve and Marsha Hanks of Eldon. He is a department manager at Lowe's in Osage Beach...
Cape fire report 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 22 Firefighters responded to the following item Sunday: At 8:50 p.m., an emergency medical service at 35 S. Kings-highway. Firefighters responded to the following items Monday: At 9:11 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3439 William...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 22 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Maylon Darrell Phelps, 28, of 116 N. Park, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and not wearing a seat belt...
Out of the past 7/22/03 (07/22/03)
10 years ago: July 22, 1993 Phone lines were laid and tables were brought into basement of Centenary United Methodist Church Wednesday in preparation for tomorrow's opening of FEMA disaster application center; center, at 300 N. Ellis, will be staffed by 10 to 30 people...
Document links Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden (07/22/03)
Federal appellate judge Gilbert S. Merritt of Nashville is in Iraq as one of 13 experts selected by the U.S. Justice Department to help rebuild Iraq's judicial system. He has been sending periodic reports to The Tennessean about his experiences in Iraq,...
New water plant already passes first test (07/22/03)
The delays in constructing Cape Girardeau's new water treatment plant made some folks wonder if the $17.5 million bond issue passed in 1996 to fund it would ever pay off. The project is about a year and a half overdue, and the contractors and engineering firm will have to decide who's to blame as the city of Cape Girardeau decides how much to assess in penalties...
5-year highway plan likely to spur business (07/22/03)
The Missouri Department of Transportation recently rolled out its five-year plan that includes 52 road and bridge projects in Southeast Missouri. All of the work for the 14-county MoDOT district will cost about $158 million. Cape Girardeau County is getting nine projects costing about $30 million...
Shuck columns are uplifting, inspirational (07/22/03)
To the editor: I noticed the article "The Value of a Smile" by Ellen Shuck appeared in both the print edition and on the Web page of the Southeast Missourian this week. I very much enjoy her articles. They are inspirational and uplifting. I hope you will print one every week. I use them for devotional material. Thank you again...
Photos were unsuitable for youngsters (07/22/03)
To the editor: I admit to being conservative. As a parent of elementary-age children, I was shocked to see the pictures with your "Bikinis on a bull" article. Even more, I didn't realize my 6-year-old son was also looking at the paper. Was a picture really necessary? I would appreciate it if the paper would remember children and what they might see the next time pictures are chosen...
Budget cuts are affecting teaching quality (07/22/03)
To the editor: Your editorial that exposed the plight of writing instruction throughout the nation is on target. You are correct that writing skills seem to be diminishing and that more intensive instruction is necessary to remedy this problem. With the impending budget cuts in education funding and with the lack of concern expressed by our current elected officials, matters will only get worse...
Deserving words for Jean Bell from her son (07/22/03)
To the editor: I'd just like to say that Steve Mosley's remarks in the paper about his mother, Jean Bell Mosley, were deserving words to the writer that she was. As a fellow Speak Out writer, Jean Bell fan and student of Mosley's civics class (which was top-notch, let me assure you), I'd like to offer a prayer for his mother...
Speak Out A 07/22/03 (07/22/03)
Use common sense THE NEW intersection at Shawnee and East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson reminds me of an old saying: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." The city has spent thousands of dollars to make a left-turn lane, and people are not using it correctly. ...
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