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Friedrich descendants hold reunion in Jackson (08/25/03)
The descendants of Jacob and Marguarita Friedrich held their annual reunion at Delmonico's, Jackson recently. Those in attendance were brought up to date by Sharon King. Old family pictures and news clippings were enjoyed. In attendance were Juel Dean and Dorothy Mayfield; Marvin and Barbara Peetz; Karen Strong; Carol Fortman; Elsie Barrett; Dennis Friedrich and daughter, Molly; Rita Bollinger; Ruby Friedrich; Olga Hill; Robert III, Lisa and Tate Friedrich; Cherry Hinderberger; Vernon and Bonney Ludwig; Danny and Donna Criddle; Sharon King; Fred and Cordia Nebel; Earl and Maxine Friedrich; Paul R. ...
Community cuisine 08/25/03 (08/25/03)
Chicken, ham dinner to be served at senior center A family-style dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Cape Senior Center, 921 N. Clark. The dinner includes chicken and dumplings, ham, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, dessert and drinks...
Union fees may revive legal fight against collective bargaining (08/25/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Recent labor agreements the state negotiated with two employee unions could spark another lawsuit challenging the validity of a controversial gubernatorial directive that extended collective bargaining rights to many government workers...
First phase of walkway along Mississippi River begun (08/25/03)
When old structures crumble and decay, they are often torn down to make way for modern versions with sharper corners and smoother curves. But when Cape Girardeau civil engineer Abdul Alkadry started making plans for Cape Girardeau's new River Front Trail, he visited the site and saw something that, in its own way, was still quite beautiful...
Chamber picnic draws 3,000 students (08/25/03)
It takes one thing to bring thousands of college students together on their last day of summer vacation. Free stuff. T-shirts, ink pens, chip clips, mugs -- all with prominent logos of area businesses -- were for the taking Sunday at the Chamber of Commerce University Relations Committee's welcome-back picnic in Capaha Park...
Community Q&A 08/25/03 (08/25/03)
  • Name: Tameka L. Randle Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: My family includes my mom, Bobbie; my dad, Onzo; my sister, La'Wanza and my best friend, LeWanda Hall. Job: As part of the Missouri Mentoring Partnership I am the associate coordinator of Cape County. As a volunteer I serve on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club...
  • Family renovating former Gordonville saloon into home (08/25/03)
    Pulling the doorbell cord on the home at 875 Highway Z in Gordonville produces the mad clanging from a bell that once summoned students to class in the nearby town formerly called Fornfelt, now Scott City. The two front doors came from a Cape Girardeau bank. ...
    Community briefs 08/25/03 (08/25/03)
    Jackson Area Arts Council meets Thursday The Jackson Area Arts Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jackson City Hall. Old business will include the scenic drive weekend, newsletter, chairs for charity and Homecomer art show; new business includes Starcatcher Theater...
    CASA program recruiting volunteers (08/25/03)
    An introduction to the Court Appointed Special Advocate program will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. Advocates are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child placed in foster care. While a social worker may have 20 to 40 cases at one time; advocates typically have one or two. Judges rely on the CASA assessments of the situation in determining children's fates...
    Cape Girardeau School Board agenda (08/25/03)
    5:45 p.m. today 301 N. Clark Tax rate hearing Approval of bus routes Approval of reimbursement for unused leave days Approval of professional development plan Adopt final loan resolution
    Ozarks' back roads were made for motorcycling (08/25/03)
    EMINENCE, Mo. -- Sweepers, hairpins, windies or twisties: Whatever you call them, the curvy roads that wind through the hills and valleys of the Ozarks provide motorists with either exhilaration or nightmares. It all depends on how many tires are beneath you...
    Town connected to publisher Hearst (08/25/03)
    ST. CLAIR, Mo. --Here's a piece of Missouri history trivia. What's the state's connection to famed publisher William Randolph Hearst, who was unflatteringly represented in the movie "Citizen Kane?" Hint: There's a Hearst-financed community building just outside the Meramec River Valley town of St. Clair...
    Anhydrous leak prompts evacuation (08/25/03)
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Two hundred pounds of anhydrous ammonia gas escaped Sunday from a business inside a cave complex, and about 400 people living within a half-mile of the site were asked to leave their homes as a precaution. No injuries were reported...
    Tips for a safe Ozarks jaunt (08/25/03)
    Experience is a wonderful teacher. Here are some tips for a successful motorcycle trip through the Missouri Ozarks (or anywhere else, for that matter): Safety should be your top concern. Expect the unexpected when rounding curves or topping hills. Not only will you meet oncoming traffic, but you could happen upon wildlife or wandering livestock as well as spilled sand and oil or wet leaves that can wreak havoc with your control. ...
    College lowers tuition to attract students (08/25/03)
    FULTON, Mo. -- Linda Arnold is experiencing a rare emotion as she appraises her daughter's college tuition bill: joy. Jessica Arnold's education at Westminster College will cost thousands less than her older sister's after the liberal arts college reduced its tuition by 20 percent. Besides the tuition reduction, Jessica got more scholarship money than her older sister...
    Texas Democrats get support from national Web site (08/25/03)
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Senate Democrats in self-imposed exile in New Mexico are getting a hand from an Internet-based fund-raising effort that raised $870,000 in its first four days, supporters said Sunday. MoveOn.org, a liberal activist group, describes its "Defend Democracy" fund-raiser as a "hard hitting ad campaign to fight back in Texas."...
    High Court to look at Miranda ruling in fall session (08/25/03)
    WASHINGTON -- "You have the right to remain silent" will be a common utterance around the Supreme Court this fall. Justices will hear appeals in three cases -- including one from Missouri -- involving the court's 37-year-old mandate that police officers warn suspects of their rights before beginning interrogations...
    Survey shows more people buckling up (08/25/03)
    WASHINGTON -- More people are buckling up when they get in their vehicles, according to a nationwide survey released Monday. The survey, conducted in June, said seat belt use in the United States was at 79 percent, four percentage points higher than the year before...
    Former priest Geoghan opened abuse floodgates (08/25/03)
    BOSTON -- Long before the public became aware of former priest John Geoghan, clergy sex abuse had cast a shadow over the Roman Catholic Church with claims of molestation and rape, multimillion-dollar settlements and exhaustive publicity. But it was the case of Geoghan, who allegedly abused nearly 150 young boys entrusted to his care over more than three decades, that shook the foundations of the church in the United States and revealed the extent of its cover-up of allegations of abuse...
    Various artifacts missing from Air Force museum, audit shows (08/25/03)
    DAYTON, Ohio -- A 2002 audit of the world's oldest and largest military aviation museum found 1,000 artifacts were reported missing -- from NASA and Wright brothers technology to a variety of military weapons. Among the missing items are three bombs, several guns, a lens from the Gemini 5 space mission and the wooden pattern used to cast the engine that enabled Wilbur and Orville Wright to achieve the first powered flight in 1903...
    Gasoline pipeline resumes pumping to parched Phoenix (08/25/03)
    PHOENIX -- Relief is on the way for this gasoline-parched city. A pipeline that broke, creating gas shortages and fueling frustrations at the pumps for days, was up and running again Sunday. Officials at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the company that owns the pipeline, said they began pumping gas through their east pipeline Sunday morning, using a seven-mile bypass to circumvent the rupture point. However, they cautioned it would take a few days before the gas from Tucson reaches Phoenix...
    Eight firefighters killed in Oregon crash (08/25/03)
    VALE, Ore. -- A van full of firefighters collided with a tractor-trailer and exploded in flames Sunday, killing all eight inside and injuring the two people in the truck. The firefighters, all under the age of 23, were returning home to Oregon late Sunday afternoon when the van crashed on a remote eastern Oregon highway about 15 miles west of Vale, Malheur County Sheriff Andy Bentz said...
    Casino-owning tribes may play big roll in California recall (08/25/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- California's politically powerful Indian tribes are poised to play a key role in the campaign to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, and they have much to gain from the outcome. Whoever occupies the governor's office after the Oct. 7 vote will largely determine how much gambling will expand in California, as well as whether tribal casinos will be asked to fork over more money to the state...
    12-year-old is taking on University of Chicago medical school (08/25/03)
    CHICAGO -- Sho Yano's mother hands him his lunch for school in a brown paper bag -- a turkey sandwich and cookies included. "You don't need any bones today? No bones?" Kyung Yano asks her quiet, spectacle-wearing 12-year-old, who shakes his head "no" as they head out their apartment door. She wants to make sure he isn't supposed to take his samples of spinal bones and a human skull to class, where he's learning about human anatomy...
    People talk 8/25/03 (08/25/03)
    Bradbury turns 83 with out-of-this-world party PASADENA, Calif. -- Science fiction author Ray Bradbury celebrated his 83rd birthday with this wish: One night, 100 years from now, a youngster will stay up late reading "The Martian Chronicles" with a flashlight under his blanket -- on the Red Planet...
    U.S. crime rate lowest since studies began (08/25/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Violent and property crimes dipped in 2002 to their lowest levels since records started being compiled 30 years ago, and have dropped more than 50 percent in the last decade, the Justice Department reported Sunday. The annual survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics identified about 23 million crime victims last year, down slightly from the year before and far below the 44 million recorded when studies began in 1973...
    Political debate brewing over how to regulate obesity (08/25/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Even fat is the stuff of politics in Washington. And with obesity a growing health problem, lawmakers, lawyers and activists are lining up the way they do for most issues: on two sides. The left's view is that the food industry and advertisers are big bullies that practically force-feed people with gimmicks and high-calorie treats. They say Ronald McDonald is the cousin of Joe Camel...
    Arafat seeks to ensure control of security (08/25/03)
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian leaders, under pressure to clamp down on militants after a Hamas bus bombing, were locked in a power struggle Sunday over command of their security forces, as Israel's army chief warned that every Hamas member is a "target for liquidation."...
    Marines return to warships after 11 days in Liberia (08/25/03)
    MONROVIA, Liberia -- A 150-strong Marine force withdrew to warships off the Liberian capital's coast on Sunday, ending significant U.S. military deployment on the ground after just 11 days and disappointing many Liberians. The Marines said American troops would be in better position on the warships to respond to any flare-ups in Liberia's week-old peace accord, meant to end 14 years of conflict that has claimed more than 150,000 lives...
    Korean journalists, rights activists brawl at Games (08/25/03)
    DAEGU, South Korea -- North Korea threatened to pull out of the World University Games on Sunday after a brawl between North Korean reporters and human rights activists protesting the communist country's leader. The melee set back hopes that the games would symbolize inter-Korean solidarity ahead of six-nation talks seeking to resolve a standoff over North Korea's suspected nuclear weapons program. The negotiations begin Wednesday in Beijing...
    Iraq security service vets tapped to help U.S. forces (08/25/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi sources on Sunday said U.S. authorities were recruiting key ex-members of Saddam Hussein's feared security service, working to expand intelligence gathering and root out the resistance that has peppered U.S. forces with guerrilla attacks and now resorted to terror bombings...
    Area softball preview (08/25/03)
    Today begins our series of fall sports previews for area high schools. Information was provided by each coach. Not all coaches responded.SOFTBALL Central
  • Coach: Amy Blattel n Assistant coach: Erin Shephard
  • Last year: 21-6, district champion...
  • Area tennis preview (08/25/03)
    girls tennis CENTRAL
  • Coach: Bud Craven Last year: 10-2, fourth in its district n Returning: Erika Foley, sr.; Liz LaFoe, jr.; Brett Ford, jr. Other key players: Dani Gross, soph.; Michaelyn Burns, sr; Merritt Gerlach, sr.Jackson...
  • Clemons mum after completing 60-day jail term (08/25/03)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former Missouri basketball player Ricky Clemons on Sunday completed a 60-day jail sentence, walking tentatively to freedom but with an uncertain future as the NCAA investigates the Tigers. Clemons, 23, declined to answer any questions as he left the Boone County Jail carrying two plastic grocery sacks filled with his possessions...
    Otahks win final preseason tuneup after offensive switch (08/25/03)
    Less than a week away from its season opener, Southeast Missouri State University's soccer team appeared in near-midseason form in a 3-1 exhibition win over the JB Marine-Dillinger select team Sunday night at Houck Stadium. The Otahkians finished 1-2 in the preseason, a stretch Southeast used to bring along four freshmen who likely will see more playing time when the season starts...
    White's win overshadowed by men's chaos (08/25/03)
    SAINT-DENIS, France -- Jon Drummond sprawled on the track, bellowing at race officials who had just red-carded him for a false start. His jaw clenched, he refused to let the 100 meters resume. Chaos ensued Sunday at the World Championships. There were long delays in completing the quarterfinal heats. The huge crowd turned rowdy. Drummond wept on the grass of an adjacent practice track, then floated in the steeplechase pit...
    Rolen's paybacks are sweet for Cards (08/25/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen had a little something extra for his old team. Rolen had a big overall day with three hits and three defensive stops at third base in the Cardinals' 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Cardinals, tied with Houston for first place, took two of three in the series despite going 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position. The Phillies have lost five of six since sweeping the Cardinals last week in Philadelphia, where Rolen was booed every at-bat...
    Roddick welcomes his newfound role (08/25/03)
    NEW YORK -- When the first ball is struck today at the U.S. Open, the sport will be witnessing a passing of the torch, particularly from an American standpoint. Pete Sampras, the defending champion and arguably the greatest men's player ever, will make his retirement official tonight...
    Busch beaten down after long week, Bristol win (08/25/03)
    AP Sports WriterBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Kurt Busch hardly looked like a kid interested in celebrating. Beaten and broken, his head hung low and he had a weary look on his face, not even another win at Bristol could lift his spirits. Busch scored his fourth victory of the season Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, an accomplishment that should have sent him partying into the early morning hours...
    Tough times for colleges? Yeah, you could say so (08/25/03)
    NCAA president Myles Brand surveyed the college landscape after eight months on the job and said last week, "metaphorically speaking, it's almost as if there is a crime wave out there." Except there's nothing almost or metaphorical about it. Coast to coast, at big schools and small, from university presidents to student-athletes, everybody seems to be in on the action. Most colleges are still on summer vacation, but headline writers haven't lacked for material...
    Now we'll see what the Indians are made of (08/25/03)
    Tim Billings should know how to win -- he's spent half a lifetime as an assistant on winning teams. Before coming to Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University's head football coach was an assistant at Marshall. In his last season there the team was undefeated and was ranked 10th in the nation...
    Area digest (08/25/03)
    Central sporting event passes now on sale Season football passes and all-sports passes are on sale at Central High School. Admission to all five football home games at Houck Stadium is available in a season pass for $10. All-sports passes also are available and allow admission to all home sporting events during the school year at Central. Those passes are $40...
    Lounge is bringing the blues to Broadway (08/25/03)
    Because of me, T.C. Scruggs asked a friend for aspirin. "He asked me if this was the blues," said an incredulous Scruggs. "Can you believe that?" The man singing out of the small stereo that sat in the corner was indignantly chastising a suspicious lover: "It ain't nobody's business, don't you mind what I do."...
    Johnny Cash may steal MTV awards show (08/25/03)
    NEW YORK -- This week's MTV Video Music Awards, celebrating a medium that usually oozes youth and invincibility, would seem like the last place to celebrate a somber video with a frail, 71-year-old Johnny Cash. Yet the extraordinary clip for "Hurt" -- one that its creator feared would never be seen on television-- is up for six awards, making Cash third only to Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake in nominations...
    'Free Willy' whale remains the star of his own show (08/25/03)
    TAKNES BAY, Norway -- Keiko the "Free Willy" whale still doesn't want to be free. It's been about a year since Keiko was freed from his pen -- and swam straight back to human companionship. With the killer whale drawing 200 to 400 fans a day, the bay he calls home seems more like a low-budget "Keikoland" than an experiment in returning a captive orca to the wild...
    New technologies could boost U.S. grid capacity (08/25/03)
    CLEVELAND -- With all the headaches involved in commandeering strips of land for new power lines, interest is growing in several new technologies that can wring more capacity out of the existing electricity infrastructure. Whether they're cables that can carry more juice or digital switches that can make rapid-fire routing decisions, experts say there is no shortage of ways to improve upon the 1960s-era technology that pervades today's delicate electricity grid...
    Boosters say biometric systems are ready despite mixed record (08/25/03)
    NEW YORK -- As the United States and other countries spend billions adding biometrics to passports and border checkpoints, questions persist about how well the technology will work on such a widespread basis. Though biometrics have been used for years, they've gotten mixed results in independent examinations...
    Buyers looking to adjustable rates for mortgages (08/25/03)
    NEW YORK -- With interest rates rising, many people think it's too late to get a good deal on a mortgage to buy new homes or refinance their current homes. But there are many alternatives in the market to the traditional fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage that are offered at manageable rates, including adjustable-rate mortgages. And people with cash can make bigger down payments or pay discount points to get a better deal on fixed-rate loans...
    Business memo 08/25/03 (08/25/03)
    SBA representative to answer questions The U.S. Small Business Administration Satellite Business Information Center will have an SBA representative on hand Sept. 4 to answer questions about small business or to help prospective business owners compile a business plan...
    U.S. demanding biometric technology in passports (08/25/03)
    NEW YORK -- Biometric technology that scans faces, fingerprints or other physical characteristics to confirm people's identities is about to get its biggest, most public test: at U.S. border checkpoints. Yet significant questions loom about whether the U.S. and foreign governments can meet an Oct. 26, 2004, deadline set by Congress for upgrading passports and visas to include biometrics...
    People on the move 08/25/03 (08/25/03)
    Oncology nurse gets Nightingale Award Nancy Steiner Hughes, daughter of Bernice Steiner of Jackson and the late Gilbert Steiner, was named one of six recipients of the Nightingale Award, sponsored by the Colorado Nurses Federation, on May 10...
    27 countries in visa-waiver program (08/25/03)
    Congress has stipulated that visitors to the United States must have biometric identifiers in travel documents issued after Oct. 26, 2004. That will force U.S. embassies and consulates overseas to issue biometric visas, and prompt changes in the passports of the countries whose citizens don't need visas to visit America. Here is a list of those 27 countries, according to the State Department:...
    Daniel Estes (08/25/03)
    Daniel Lee Estes, 55, of Jackson died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, in an automobile accident near Pocahontas, Mo. He was born July 19, 1948, in Cape Girar-deau, son of Fred and Ida B. Hubbard Estes. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1966, and immediately joined the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam...
    Henry Myers (08/25/03)
    Henry Myers, 81, of Friedheim, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Douglas Schenimann (08/25/03)
    Douglas Schenimann, 50, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
    Wanda Wolfe (08/25/03)
    Wanda J. Wolfe of Allenville died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
    Kenneth Brown (08/25/03)
    Kenneth Paul Brown, 52, of Whitewater, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of Paul Bert and Marjorie Lee Mabrey Brown. He was a maintenance worker at Cape Country Club. Survivors include his mother; four brothers, Bradley Brown of Cape Girardeau, Arlen Brown of Marble Hill, Mo., Ronald Brown of Whitewater, Danny Brown of Altenburg, Mo.; three sisters, Kay Jerls of Puxico, Mo., Sylvia Jo Brown of Jackson and Joyce May of Altenburg.. ...
    Louise Hodge (08/25/03)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Louise Rogers Hodge, 86, of Metropolis, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at the Metropolis Rehab Center. She was born Aug. 22, 1917, to A.R. and Ola Cleaver Rogers. She was a beautician and operated a shop in McClure, Ill., and worked as a cook on a riverboat...
    Cape police report 8/25/03 (08/25/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 25 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jessie Magee, 22, of Diehlstadt, Mo., was issued a summons Saturday for driving while intoxicated, driving while license is revoked, failure to drive in a single lane and possession of a controlled substance.Arrests...
    Cape fire report 8/25/03 (08/25/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 25 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 7:30 p.m., a medical assist at 611 S. West End Blvd. N. 306A. At 7:51 p.m., a medical assistance at 604 Woodbine. At 11:28 p.m., an illegal burning at 1 Capaha Park...
    Out of the past 8/25/03 (08/25/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 25, 1993 Cape Girardeau law enforcement and fire officials are conducting campaign to boost compliance with city ordinance regarding posting of street addresses on residences; recent survey of 816 city homes by fire personnel showed only 494 had street addresses currently posted on front of home or above garage door...
    Millions weather blackout without chaos (08/25/03)
    As the news spread across the North American continent that the lights were out in New York, Cleveland, Detroit and parts of Canada, an assumption was made. It would be chaos. Pure chaos. Especially in New York City. That idea wasn't totally without basis. Southeast Missourians hear about looting and rioting in bigger cities and are thankful we don't deal with that sort of madness here. We are happy to live in a place where neighbors help neighbors get through the tough times...
    City of Roses Music Festival on its way (08/25/03)
    Before long, the streets of downtown Cape Girardeau will boom with the sound of live music coming from stages everywhere. The area has begun to anticipate and embrace the annual City of Roses Music Festival. It is slated for Sept. 26 -27 this year, and the headliner is 1970s and 1980s hit maker Christopher Cross, who released "Sailing," "Think of Laura," "Ride Like the Wind" and "Arthur's Theme."...
    Student drivers need monitoring near high school (08/25/03)
    To the editor: I believe there should be a police officer patrolling on South Kingshighway due to the excessive number of high school kids driving to school. First of all, they are 16-year-old kids who do not have much experience driving, and they like to show off for their friends. ...
    Cairo council isn't responsive to the citizens (08/25/03)
    To the editor: I cannot understand why Cairo taxpayers are asked to fund two pension systems for elected city officials. They are required by law to be enrolled in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, but they are not required to contribute to the labor union pension system...
    Catholic position does not display moral relativism (08/25/03)
    To the editor: Pope John Paul II issued the encyclical "The Gospel of Life" March 25, 1995, after four years of consultations with the world's Roman Catholic bishops. In it he wrote that execution is appropriate only "in cases of absolute necessity, in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society. Today, however, as a result of steady improvement in the organization of the penal system, such cases are very rare, if not practically nonexistent."...
    Speak Out A 08/25/03 (08/25/03)
    No brainwashing I have a theory about the continuing poor performance of many Missouri public school students on the MAP tests. I think it's an act of teen rebellion against a silly, politicized exam. With apologies to Pink Floyd, my view can best be expressed in the following:The Wall Map...
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