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Stories from Monday, August 4, 2003

Traffic schools hit information highway (08/04/03)
The next time a driver gets caught speeding down an interstate, that pricey ticket could send him cruising the information superhighway in search of a way to keep his license. Many computer owners already use online banking, shopping and college courses. But Missouri drivers have a new way to keep negative points off their driving records without leaving home, thanks to Internet traffic schools...
Cape featured in national magazine because of traffic signals (08/04/03)
The city of Cape Girardeau was featured in the July 2003 issue of American City & County magazine. The article, titled "LED Lights Save Energy In City's Traffic Signals," was prompted by an article that appeared in the Southeast Missourian newspaper...
Jackson Municipal Band wraps up season Thursday (08/04/03)
The Jackson Municipal Band's final weekly concert for the year will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the bandshell on Route D in Jackson City Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. The concert is free. Two additional concerts will be held at Homecomers. On Aug. 14, the band will perform at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn in Jackson. On Aug. 19, it will perform on stage at Homecomers...
Community briefs 08/04/03 (08/04/03)
Bootheel Quilters' Guild holding annual show The Bootheel Quilters' Guild will hold its annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sikeston Sports Complex Park in the Clinton Community Service Building. A raffle quilt will be given away at 4 p.m. Sunday. Homemade items and quilts will be for sale in the craft booth. Proceeds benefit local and county charities...
Community Q&A 08/04/03 (08/04/03)
  • Name: Pat Hill Lives in: Jackson Family: I have two children and three grandchildren. Job: Teacher at St. Vincent's in Cape Girardeau. I am the registered director for Rainbows, a grief support group for children in the area...
  • Jackson Homecomers schedule (08/04/03)
    The Jackson Homecomers Celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 with a welcome by Mayor Paul Sander and the Jackson Municipal Band. Amateur acts of singing, dancing, acrobatics and instrumentals are invited to participate as singles, groups, or duets. There is no piano, and the stage is outdoors. The Homecomer Art Show will display artwork in storefront windows in uptown Jackson. Homecomers concludes Aug. 23...
    Community cuisine 08/04/03 (08/04/03)
    Fried chicken and kettle beef dinner scheduled A buffet-style dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Marks Chapter 167 Order of the Eastern, at 2307 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. The menu includes oven fried chicken and kettle beef...
    Jackson aldermen holding hearing on fireworks rules (08/04/03)
    The Jackson Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing tonight to hear opinions on the debated topic of fireworks regulations. The board will consider amending its fireworks ordinance to ban projectile fireworks, defined as any firework that is "propelled by combustion, deflagration or detonation and shall include, but not be limited to, bottle rockets, rockets, Roman candles, skyrockets or any firework with an aerial trajectory."...
    Cemetery group preserving history (08/04/03)
    Five years ago, a group of concerned people dedicated to family and historical preservation gathered to form the Arnsberg Cemetery Association. Arnsberg, a town that once existed in north Cape Girardeau County, between Friedheim and Old Appleton on Route KK, was created by Adolph Tacke, an immigrant from Arnsberg, Germany...
    Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (08/04/03)
    7:30 p.m. today City Hall Public hearings Hearing to consider the abandonment of East Madison Street, between the northeast corner of the property described in the land records of the Recorder of Deeds of Cape Girardeau County, at Book 453, page 261, easterly to the Jackson, Gordonville and Delta Railroad Company property, as requested by the Immaculate Conception Church...
    Seminary picnic draws 25,000 over weekend (08/04/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Though the simple church picnic has grown into a community event and new carnival rides and games are added each year, there's one thing that remains constant about the St. Vincent de Paul Parish picnic: vanilla ice cream. Sure, some people complain about the lack of toppings or request chocolate, but no one refuses a scoop of the homemade ice cream...
    Cape schools to run time test for buses (08/04/03)
    It's 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. You glance out your living room window just in time to see a school bus pulling away from the corner, and your children are still snoozing in bed. Don't panic. Due to changes in bus routes, Cape Girardeau School District buses will make a real time test run the day before school starts...
    Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (08/04/03)
    7 p.m. today City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearingsn A public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding Section 30-39, special use regulations (d) special uses (14) public utilities. A public hearing regarding the request of SLS Investments and Breckenridge Three Limited Partnerships for a special use permit for a community unit plan to be located at the corners of Missouri Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and College Street, consisting of about 7.15 acres in an R-3, two family residential district.. ...
    Sikeston residents get in the spirit for rodeo (08/04/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Most weeks of the year people in Sikeston look like other people in Southeast Missouri. But this is Rodeo Week, and an informal dress code -- cowboy boots, jeans, cowboy shirt, a big belt buckle and cowboy hat -- is in force whether or not you're going to the rodeo that night. Bankers, lawyers, medical and dental staffs dress like extras in a Western...
    St. Louis school budget would result in hundreds of layoffs (08/04/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- More than 1,400 employees of St. Louis Public Schools would lose their jobs under a budget plan aimed at saving $64 million. The plan would cut dozens of administrators, hundreds of clerks and teacher aides, and eliminate entire departments in favor of private vendors, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday in a copyright story...
    State aid program for poor dies after 66 years (08/04/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri General Relief program, which provided meager monthly checks to thousands of low-income disabled people with nowhere else to turn, has died. It was 66 years old. The General Relief program had been wounded by budget cuts earlier this year but briefly recovered when state lawmakers infused it with fresh money. The program suffered a fatal blow in June during the final moments of tense budget negotiations...
    Springfield smoking ban creates some unintended consequences (08/04/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One restaurant has laid off three employees since a smoking ban took effect because diners who used to gather in the morning to smoke, eat and gossip before going to work have gone elsewhere. Across town, a bar is thinking about adding breakfast to its small menu in hopes of capturing those who enjoy a cigarette with their food...
    People talk 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    Kobe Bryant wins at Teen Choice Awards UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- In a rare public appearance since he was accused of sexual assault, basketball star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa attended the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, where he was picked as the favorite male athlete...
    Amber Alert system may go national next year (08/04/03)
    DALLAS -- A nationwide network to help find missing children should be in place by this time next year, a Justice Department official said Sunday at a conference on the Amber Alert. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Deborah Daniels said states have made great strides in their own Amber Alert systems, with 45 states now operating statewide networks. In October 2001, there were only five statewide Amber Alert systems...
    Nation briefs 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    Moseley Braun: Elect a woman to solve problems WATERLOO, Iowa -- Former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun called Sunday for new investment in schools and the environment and said it's time to elect a woman president to solve the nation's problems...
    Powell says U.S. not trying to destroy N. Korean government (08/04/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States is committed to finding a diplomatic answer to the North Korean problem and, despite harsh rhetoric by high U.S. officials, is not trying to end communist leader Kim Jong Il's rule, Secretary of State Colin Powell said...
    Inventor developes glove to translate sign into speech (08/04/03)
    WASHINGTON -- An electronic glove that can turn American Sign Language gestures into spoken words or text, designed to help the deaf communicate more easily with the hearing world, is under development. Researcher Jose Hernandez-Rebollar of George Washington University has demonstrated that his "AcceleGlove" can translate the rapid hand movements used to make the alphabet and some of the words and phrases of sign language...
    Montana faces new wildlife threat (08/04/03)
    POLEBRIDGE, Mont. -- Cooler weather helped firefighters Sunday as they tried to rein in a wildfire that jumped the main defense line in extreme northwestern Montana. After days of showing little movement, the 25,000-acre fire broke loose Saturday night, throwing embers across a road to burn an additional 400 to 500 acres, said fire information officer Marty O'Toole...
    FBI tackling growing threat of foreign spies to economy (08/04/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The world wants what America has, from cutting-edge computer software to scientific research and sensitive defense technology, and nations and overseas companies are increasingly using espionage to get it. In fact, the FBI believes more foreign spies than ever are operating in the United States...
    Israeli, Palestinian activists unite for peace (08/04/03)
    BEIT UMMAR, West Bank -- Like thousands in the Middle East, Khaled Abu Awad knows the bitter price of the last three years of violence: two of his brothers -- one of them 14 -- were killed by Israeli soldiers. In Tel Aviv, Israel, Robi Damelin nurses the most dreaded pain of any parent. Her 28-year-old son David, while manning a West Bank checkpoint, was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper...
    Liberians welcome promises of peacekeepers' arrival (08/04/03)
    MONROVIA, Liberia -- West African advance officers aided by U.S. contractors scoped out camp sites, aid groups flew in some of the first food shipments, and hopes of rescue rose in Liberia's bloodied capital on Sunday -- eve of a promised multinational peace deployment...
    Loyalists, leaders captured in Iraq (08/04/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. soldiers detained about two dozen people, including a "targeted leader" of Saddam Hussein's regime, in a series of Sunday raids against people said to be participating in the violent resistance to the U.S. occupation. The U.S. military said Sunday there had been no fatal attacks on American soldiers in Iraq for two days -- a respite from the increased violence against Americans in Iraq since Saddam Hussein's sons were killed in a U.S. raid on July 22...
    World digest 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    Saudi man to meet with U.S. on Sept. 11 links CAIRO, Egypt -- A Saudi man wanted for questioning by U.S. officials about his links to two Sept. 11 hijackers said Sunday he is ready to talk, but only in his homeland and in the presence of officials from his government...
    Israel demands dismarming of Palestinian militants (08/04/03)
    JERUSALEM -- Palestinian and Israeli foreign ministers disagreed Sunday over the possibility for a permanent cease-fire, and shortly afterward three Israelis were shot near Jerusalem. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli vehicles between Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Bethlehem, wounding three people, police and rescue services said. ...
    N. Korea lashes out at U.S., will still join nuclear talks (08/04/03)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- Pyongyang called a senior American official "human scum" for criticizing North Korea's leader, but the reclusive nation said it would still join U.S.-proposed multilateral talks on its suspected development of nuclear weapons...
    Report shows Iran's nuclear intentions (08/04/03)
    VIENNA, Austria -- After more than a decade of working behind layers of front companies and in hidden laboratories, Iran appears to be in the late stages of developing the capacity to build a nuclear bomb. However, Iran insists that like many countries it is only building commercial nuclear reactors to generate electricity for homes and factories...
    Militants at Arafat compound to stay, will halt attacks (08/04/03)
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian militants detained after they refused an order to leave Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound will be released, a leader of the detained militants said Sunday. Kamal Ghanam, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, said the militants would be allowed to remain and would agree to uphold a truce halting attacks on Israelis...
    Indians have new heat guidelines as practices open today (08/04/03)
    As Southeast Missouri State University's football team prepares for its first practice today, coach Tim Billings doesn't think new NCAA guidelines regarding preseason workouts will have much affect on the Indians. The first five days of practice have been designated "heat acclimation" days, with the first two in helmets only, the next two in helmets and shoulder pads and the fifth in full gear but with no contact. Teams can practice only once per day during those first five days...
    Sorenstam wins Women's British Open (08/04/03)
    LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Annika Sorenstam completed a career Grand Slam at the Women's British Open, beating Se Ri Pak by a stroke in a thrilling head-to-head showdown. It's the second major title of 2003 for the Swede, who in May became the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour...
    The apprentice - Grossman serves as Bears' third-string QB (08/04/03)
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Rex Grossman could have handed the ball to his agent during contract negotiations with the Chicago Bears and said: "Call me when it's finished." Instead, Grossman made sure he paid attention to every detail before the five-year, $7.6 million deal was reached a week ago...
    Vermeil's timeline for success makes Chiefs dangerous (08/04/03)
    RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Dick Vermeil is approaching his 67th birthday, yet the spring is back in his step. With the energy of a man 20 years his junior, he dashes back and forth around the Kansas City practice field shouting instruction and encouragement to what could be the third different team he takes to the Super Bowl...
    U.S. Olympic wrestling hero succumbs to Cuban (08/04/03)
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Rulon Gardner was just another obstacle the Cuban wrestling team shoved aside in sweeping the seven Greco-Roman gold medals at the Pan American Games. The 2000 Olympic heavyweight champion, coming back from a snowmobiling accident in 2002 that resulted in the amputation of a toe, lost to Mijian Lopez 5-0 Sunday. It was the third time Lopez beat Gardner this year, all by shutouts...
    Ex-Bear Dent has new role as coach (08/04/03)
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Coach Richard Dent needs no introduction, even if some of the players he's working with now were just youngsters when he was one of the NFL's great pass rushers. His credentials are well-documented: Dent is fifth on the NFL's career quarterback sack list with 137.5 -- he holds the Bears' single-season record with 17.5 -- and he was the MVP of Chicago's only Super Bowl championship following the 1985 season...
    NBA educates rookies about wise choices but finds mixed results (08/04/03)
    Later this summer, LeBron James' ears are guaranteed to perk up. He'll be sitting in a room along with the rest of the NBA's rookie class, and the subject will inevitably turn to Kobe Bryant. The speaker will be someone from the league's office of player development, perhaps its director, Mike Bantom. The discussion will be frank, the tone will be bleak and the moral of the story will be this:...
    Mets batter Cardinals 13-5 (08/04/03)
    NEW YORK -- Switch-hitter Tony Clark homered from both sides of the plate, then wanted to talk about his young teammates. Clark drove in five runs to help Jeremy Griffiths earn his first major league victory as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-5 Sunday...
    Stram rolls into Hall with touching video (08/04/03)
    CANTON, Ohio -- Hank Stram was pushed to the front of the stage in a wheelchair, wearing his newest blazer as 115 of the NFL's greatest names welcomed him. The 80-year-old Stram, too weak to stand or walk on his own, then watched his prerecorded induction speech that showed a fiery, charismatic and innovative coach who would one day wind up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame...
    Harvick converts pole spot into victory at Brickyard 400 (08/04/03)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Kevin Harvick's victory celebration Sunday was more eventful than his win in the Brickyard 400. First, Harvick tore up his right rear tire and blew off the fender while spinning doughnuts on the yard of bricks that marks the finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
    Monday FanFare 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • The Twins activated third baseman Corey Koskie from the 15-day disabled list after Sunday's game with Detroit and optioned infielder Alex Prieto to Triple-A Rochester...
  • Area digest 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    Gator members to swim in zone championship Six members of the Gator swim team will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Central Zone Championships which will begin Thursday. Morgan Fraser, Kati Luehmann, Jennifer Willett, Emily Younghouse, Jameson Kuper and Steffan Troxel will make the trip for the Gators. ...
    Now you can get schnitzel and borscht in Cape (08/04/03)
    Here's a question I've never been asked: Where the heck in Cape Girardeau can you get a good schnitzel? If someone were to ask me that curious query I'd offer one of three responses: A puzzled look, gales of laughter or a question of my own. Schnitzel? Isn't that a town near Diehlstadt?...
    Fox puts Orange County on prime-time map (08/04/03)
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- The young girls' ball gowns are pristine white. Jewels sparkle at their throats. The young men's tuxedos are natty. Carnations sprout from their buttonholes. The grown-ups appear prosperous and proud. But in a flash, the atmosphere changes. There's a man down on the marble dance floor, felled by a fellow partygoer's brutal punch. A beautiful girl rushes forward, leaning over him and exclaiming, "Daddy, Daddy, are you OK?"...
    Don McLean still thankful for his piece of the American pie (08/04/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Thirty-two years after sealing his fate forever with one amazingly catchy 8 1/2-minute tune, Don McLean is gingerly asked the question once again: Does he ever wish that "American Pie" had not been quite that big a hit? That it wouldn't have overshadowed everything else he would ever do?...
    Book helps turn search engine into a precision tool (08/04/03)
    NEW YORK -- It may be the best way to find stuff online, but most of us who use Google a lot still find ourselves wading through oodles of Web pages. A new book from O'Reilly & Associates helps fine-tune the foraging. "Google Hacks" gets its name from the geek vernacular for quick, clever ways to accomplish something. It's the kind of hacking that draws compliments, as opposed to the cops...
    Now is a good time to shop for life insurance (08/04/03)
    NEW YORK -- Most people don't like to think about life insurance -- it's such a reminder of their own mortality. But life insurance can be a critically important purchase, especially for those who have children, a spouse or parents to support. Now is a good time to review both term and permanent life policies because premiums have come down sharply in the last few years...
    Revving the search engines (08/04/03)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In five mind-blowing years, Google has blossomed from a nerdy college experiment to a mainstream sensation so ubiquitous that its goofy name is now synonymous with looking things up. Millions of people turn to the Internet search engine every hour, trusting Google to speed through its index of 3 billion Web pages to find just about anything imaginable...
    People on the move 08/04/03 (08/04/03)
    Woodmen rep attends life insurance seminar R. Allen Phillips, a Modern Woodmen of America representative from Cape Girardeau, has completed a five-day educational program at the fraternal life insurance society's home office in Rock Island, Ill...
    Travel industry expects decline after warning (08/04/03)
    The government's recent warning that al-Qaida may attempt more jet hijackings is expected to deter some travelers, although industry officials said it's too soon to gauge the effect with any certainty. Carlson Wagonlit Travel Inc., the world's second-largest travel firm, said last week one in 10 travel agents who responded to an online survey had customers who were changing their travel plans as a result of the new warnings. ...
    Jim Wills (08/04/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elmer James "Jim" Wills Jr., 82, of Sikeston died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Olney, Ill., son of Elmer J. and Lydia Ethel Thomas Wills Sr. He and Roberta Henderson were married Oct. 7, 1988. She survives...
    Arthur Petry (08/04/03)
    STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Arthur F. Petry, 89, of Ste. Genevieve, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. He was born June 27, 1914, in Evansville, Ill., son of Albert and Frances Wolff Petry. He and Loretta P. Oberste were married Oct. 14, 1952., at St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. She survives...
    Cape police report 8/4 (08/04/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 4 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Nicholas Aaron Cozby, 26, of Fenton, Mo., was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
    Cape fire report 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 4 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 3:29 p.m., structure fire at 1015 S. Ellis St. At 4:46 p.m., structure fire at Perryville and Lakeshore drives. At 7:04 p.m., alarm sounding at 240 S. Mount Auburn Road...
    Out of the past 8/4/03 (08/04/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 4, 1993 The few voters who went to polls in Cape Girardeau yesterday overwhelmingly endorsed measure that will enable city to move from at-large to ward city council elections in April; voters also approved city's plan to annex Twin Lakes subdivision, situated off of Hopper Road, just west of Interstate 55...
    Let's cut George W. Bush a little slack (08/04/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- I think it's about time we cut President George W. Bush a little slack. Here's a national leader who's trying to protect his country, unlike some presidents and dictators who shall remain nameless and who are always trying to push a few favors toward their friends and allies and ignore everybody else...
    USPS looks at options for more efficiency (08/04/03)
    Everybody knows that the U.S. Postal Service is having some serious problems. People aren't writing so many letters anymore. Instead, they make phone calls under discounted rates or, even cheaper, send quick e-mails. The computer-savvy set, an increasingly large number in all age groups, are paying bills online...
    Essner brothers achieve solar-car fame (08/04/03)
    You can't keep 'em on the farm once they've discovered solar energy. The Kelso natives brought pride to their rural hometown and to the University of Missouri-Rolla by helping win the American Solar Challenge last week, racing their Solar Miner IV from Chicago to Los Angeles in 51 hours, 47 minutes and 39 seconds. The second-place finisher, University of Minnesota, crossed the line a full five hours later...
    Former president of regents asks to keep Indians (08/04/03)
    To the editor: I am very disappointed at the thought of having a nickname change for the Southeast Missouri State University Indians and Otahkians. I was president of the board of regents from 1971 to 1981. I find it hard to believe that anyone is even considering changing the nickname, which has held up ever since the university was created...
    Speak Out B 08/04/03 (08/04/03)
    Take notes, officials OUR FAMILY just returned from Farmington to visit to the water park. There were many people there from Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Before we left Farmington, we also discovered that they now have a skateboard park, which is right behind the police station. Cape and Jackson city leaders need to make a road trip to Farmington and take some serious notes...
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