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Stories from Monday, February 9, 2004

Silver Springs to be extended (02/09/04)
The concrete pavement of Silver Springs Road extends tantalizingly close to busy South Kingshighway. The road, which serves Cape Girardeau's public high school and vocational school, currently dead ends on vacant ground within about 60 feet of one of the city's busiest streets...
Gun locks available from police for free (02/09/04)
Between 1979 and 1999, more than 10,000 children and teens died from accidental shootings in the United States, according to a study by the Children's Defense Fund. That's why, in an effort to prevent future tragedies, a national sports shooting organization has made free gun locks available to Southeast Missouri residents...
County commission agenda (02/09/04)
9 a.m. today Routine business Erroneous assessments. Ordinance 3266 annexing land into the city of Cape Girardeau. Reply from 911 regarding dispatcher salaries. Statement of monthly collections for December. Transcript of proceedings -- Procter & Gamble project...
Church ties best sellers to sermons (02/09/04)
The two top-selling novels of the New York Times best-seller list are being measured up against another best-selling book at a local church. At a Saturday evening service, Pastor Ron Watts of La Croix United Methodist Church started a three-part sermon series, "Fiction or Nonfiction," which focuses on "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," "The Da Vinci Code" and the Bible...
Community cuisine 02/09/04 (02/09/04)
Oran Knights holding all-you-can-eat dinner An all-you-can-eat dinner of kettle beef, fried chicken, dressing and all the trimmings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 14 at the Oran Knights of Columbus Hall. Children under 5 eat free. The dinner is sponsored by Guardian Angel Church PCCW...
Military report 02/09/04 (02/09/04)
Lingo finishes U.S. Navy basic training program Patrick A. Lingo, son of Patricia A. and William J. Lingo of Scott City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2003 graduate of Delta High School...
YMCA studies siting center in Jackson (02/09/04)
A YMCA executive from St. Charles, Mo., will be in Jackson today and Tuesday to conduct about 30 interviews with community leaders about the feasibility of a YMCA operation in the city. Bill Ching, a YMCA consultant who has been working with school district and city officials, said the interviews will determine what programs and services are lacking in the community. The interviews will also determine if there is enough interest to start a fund-raising drive...
United Way asks for nominations (02/09/04)
The Area Wide United Way is accepting nominations for the 17th annual Volunteer Recognition Awards to distinguish and honor the exceptional volunteer efforts in Southeast Missouri. The nomination deadline is March 19. Local agencies and organizations may submit nominations in four categories: Youth/ Young Adult (25 and under), Adult (26 to 59), Senior Adult (60 or older) and Group/Organization...
Community Q&A 02/09/04 (02/09/04)
Name: Brad Gentry. Lives in: Cape Girardeau. Family: Single. Job: Marketing director of the Show Me Center. What do you like most about the area? The community is what makes Cape Girardeau a great place to live for me. People are friendly, and there is a lot to do for a community this size...
Sheriffs critical of Holden over meth-fighting efforts (02/09/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dozens of sheriffs from throughout the state are chastising the governor for politicizing efforts to fight methamphetamine. Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, a Democrat, joined over 45 other sheriffs from throughout Missouri in signing a letter last week critical of Democratic Gov. ...
Program gives laypeople abridged medical education (02/09/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A businesswoman dons latex gloves and tentatively touches a finger to a human kidney. The teenage boy next to her lifts the organ, registering its heft, and turns it for a panoramic view. It's bean-shaped and bleached gray from a long formaldehyde bath. Even to the untrained observer, it looks normal when compared with the cyst-riddled specimen being passed on a second tray...
Wife of 9-11 pilot fulfills his dream (02/09/04)
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Jason Dahl's 25th birthday wasn't a good one. He reached an age limit that closed the door on one of his dreams -- becoming an Air Force pilot and flying an F-16 fighter jet. Sandy Dahl fulfilled that dream Sunday in memory of her husband, who died Sept. ...
Tip leads to discovery of child-porn ring (02/09/04)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- Soon after a 13-year-old runaway told police she had posed for pornography in a ramshackle apartment, police knocked on its rickety door. What they found inside stopped them cold. Computers and CDs in the apartment held an enormous collection of child pornography. That led them to a child-porn ring they say involved a staff member of a boarding school for the learning disabled, a middle-school basketball coach and at least four others...
'Finding Nemo' wins best film at animation industry awards (02/09/04)
GLENDALE, Calif. -- The fish story "Finding Nemo" took top honors Saturday at the animation industry's 31st annual Annie Awards, earning nine awards, including best theatrical feature, best directing and best voice acting. The film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and co-financed and distributed by The Walt Disney Co., tells the story of a clown fish who searches Australia's Great Barrier Reef for his lost son, encountering a hip-talking group of turtles and a trio of remorseful sharks along the way.. ...
Democrats proceed with online electing despite security issues (02/09/04)
Thousands of Michigan Democrats have cast ballots for Saturday's caucuses using an Internet system that security experts say shares some of the risks found in a just-scrapped Pentagon effort. Party officials insist they have safeguards and note that these particular ballots, unlike those in the $22 million Pentagon program, are not meant to be secret...
Nation briefs 2/9/04 (02/09/04)
Report: Conn. first lady receives federal subpoena HARTFORD, Conn. -- The wife of Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has been subpoenaed by federal authorities investigating alleged corruption in her husband's administration, according to published reports. ...
Presidential campaign raises war issues 35 years later (02/09/04)
WASHINGTON -- They were two years apart, these two Yale boys, these sons of privilege, and so the moment of truth came first for John Kerry, later for George W. Bush. Each faced the same life-changing question as did so many others of their generation: what to do about Vietnam...
Bush says he expected to find weapons in Iraq (02/09/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush denied he marched America into war under false pretenses and said the U.S.-led invasion was necessary because Saddam Hussein could have developed a nuclear weapon. "I don't think America can stand by and hope for the best," the president said. Bush suggested Saddam may have destroyed or spirited out of the country the banned weapons the Bush administration cited as a main rationale for the war...
Florida justice system under scrutiny in wake of girl's death (02/09/04)
SARASOTA, Fla. -- For the better part of a decade, the man suspected of killing an 11-year-old girl whose abduction was caught on videotape had been under the supervision of Florida's criminal justice system. But despite his many brushes with the law, Joseph P. Smith never spent long behind bars...
Kerry criticizes Bush on war; rivals say they'll stay in race (02/09/04)
Fresh off wins in two caucus states, John Kerry sought a third victory Sunday while questioning President Bush's National Guard service and adding another endorsement. Democratic presidential rivals Wesley Clark, Howard Dean and John Edwards pledged to stay in the race, vowing not to be deterred by Kerry's successes...
Opportunity rover takes images of outcropping (02/09/04)
LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Opportunity rover took microscopic images Sunday of a bedrock outcropping on the surface of Mars that scientists hope will answer questions about whether the rock could have formed in water. The images will help scientists understand what the environment was like when the rock was formed, said Jim Erickson, deputy mission manager...
U.S. trying to get $300 million of Saddam's money (02/09/04)
BERN, Switzerland -- The United States believes it has found at least $300 million Saddam Hussein hid in banks, yet doesn't have enough evidence to get countries such as Syria and Switzerland to hand over the money, U.S. and European officials told The Associated Press...
Movement from film to pixels poses thorny issues (02/09/04)
When Victor Reyes went on trial for murder last year, the technology that fingered him was supposed to be a star witness. Police in Florida had used software known as More Hits to determine that a smudged handprint they had found on duct tape wrapped around a body -- but originally couldn't decipher -- implicated Reyes in the 1996 killing...
Powell expresses thanks for nuclear investigation (02/09/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed "appreciation" for Pakistan's investigation into nuclear proliferation to Iran, Libya and North Korea in a call to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, an official said Sunday. Powell will visit Pakistan "shortly," a top government official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
U.N., Iraqis debate early elections (02/09/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With the American plan for handing power to the Iraqis at stake, U.N. experts met with Iraqi leaders for the first time Sunday to discuss the chances of holding early elections as demanded by the Shiite clergy. Elsewhere in Iraq, Prince Charles made a surprise visit, and Japan expanded its first military deployment to a combat zone since World War II...
Turkish teen rescued after six days in fallen building (02/09/04)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A 16-year-old buried in a collapsed apartment building in central Turkey was pulled alive from the wreckage Sunday -- six days after the disaster. Muhammet Kalem survived because he was trapped in a pocket formed by pulverized concrete, which allowed him to sleep, kept him warm and reduced his need for water. His father, Ahmet, had so little hope of seeing his son again that he had already dug his grave...
Japan sends contingent of troops into Iraq (02/09/04)
KUWAIT CITY -- A contingent of Japanese troops crossed Sunday into Iraq from Kuwait as part of the country's first deployment to a combat zone since 1945. The troops, most of them engineers, are part of a deployment slated to total about 800 troops in a humanitarian mission in southern Iraq. Another 200 are to remain in Kuwait...
Crowds loot port as rebel uprising spreads in Haiti (02/09/04)
ST. MARC, Haiti -- Hundreds of Haitians looted TV sets, mattresses and sacks of flour from shipping containers Sunday in this port town, one of several communities seized by rebels in a bloody uprising against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Using felled trees, flaming tires and car chassis, residents blocked streets throughout St. ...
Peru's Nazca Lines are endangered by progress (02/09/04)
NAZCA, Peru -- Standing inside the maze of mysterious lines and figures that put this arid region on the tourist map, state archaeologist Alberto Urbano surveys a football field-sized spread of ankle-deep trash. "Farther down this road there are illegal gold mines, too," he says, noting the path actually is the side of a giant trapezoid. "See how straight it is."...
World briefs 2/9/04 (02/09/04)
Jordan road accident kills American child AMMAN, Jordan -- A 6-year-old American was killed and four others in the child's family were critically injured when their minibus collided with a truck as they returned from the southern resort city of Aqaba, a Civil Defense official said Sunday. ...
Crusaders utilize dual attack to capture MVC (02/09/04)
Saxony Lutheran utilized Miss Outside and Mr. Inside during Saturday's victory against Meadow Heights in the championship game of the Mississippi Valley Conference tournament, played at Oak Ridge High School. The Crusaders (14-2) rallied from a 10-point deficit with a 26-9 spree in the final period for a 71-64 victory. They converted 21 of 29 free throws on the night to Meadow Heights' 2 for 2...
13 local wrestlers pin down spots in sectionals (02/09/04)
Jackson will take nine wrestlers, while Central will be represented by four. By Jeremy Joffray Southeast Missourian Area wrestlers from Jackson and Central will make their play for a trip to the state meet on Saturday when the sectional round begins...
Otahkian gymnasts fall on the road (02/09/04)
CHICAGO -- Southeast Missouri State University's women's gymnastics team suffered just its second loss of the season as host Illinois-Chicago cruised to a 194-325-191.700 victory Saturday night. The Otahkians (5-2) won only the balance beam event with a score of 48.400. Senior Ashley Godwin tied for first in that event with a 9.800 score...
Singh turns final round into V-Day (02/09/04)
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Vijay Singh blew away the field Sunday at Pebble Beach to continue an amazing run that keeps moving him closer to his ultimate goal -- replacing Tiger Woods at No. 1. Singh birdied his first three holes to bury co-leader Arron Oberholser and anyone else who had thoughts of catching him, closing with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am...
East beats West as defense steps up (02/09/04)
By Alan Robinson ~ The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. -- They call Minnesota the State of Hockey and, fittingly, the NHL's All-Star game there reflected the state of its hockey, too. The trend to defense has spread even to the sport's showcase game...
NFC strikes for 55-52 victory in wild Pro Bowl (02/09/04)
By Greg Beacham ~ The Associated Press HONOLULU -- There was nothing relaxing about this Sunday afternoon in Hawaii: The highest-scoring Pro Bowl in history also might have been the most exciting edition of the NFL's all-star game...
Biffle proves to be both fast learner, driver (02/09/04)
Second-year driver grabs top spot for Sunday's race. By Mike Harris ~ The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Greg Biffle is full of surprises at Daytona. After winning the Pepsi 400 here in July -- the only rookie in NASCAR's top stock car series to win a race in 2003 -- the former Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series champion grabbed the pole Sunday for the Daytona 500...
Reality TV is there to help fill the void (02/09/04)
I think I was annoying at times, as a child. The most common question I asked my grandfather was always, "What are we going to do next?" And his response was always the same: "Go ask your grandmother." But what are we going to do now? Now that the Super Bowl is over and March Madness is still light-years away? What is going to excite us the way Janet Jackson's chest did?...
Area sports digest 2/9 (02/09/04)
Disco Lemonade, Volleyball Junkies prevail Disco Lemonade captured first in Division A, while Volleyball Junkies won Division B in the 7th annual Osage Invitational Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament Sunday at the Osage Community Centre. Disco Lemonade defeated Purple Crackle in the Division A championship game to win the eight-team flight. Show Me placed third...
Sports briefs 2/9/04 (02/09/04)
College Miami's top recruit will be charged with battery before his probation expires, his attorney said Sunday. Attorney Paul Lazarus expects the State Attorney's Office in Gainesville to charge Willie Williams before Wednesday, when the Parade All-American linebacker's 18-month probation on felony burglary charges ends. ...
Beyonce blazes with five trophies at Grammys (02/09/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Balladeer Luther Vandross, recovering from a stroke, won four Grammys on Sunday including song of the year for "Dance With My Father," and Beyonce earned a record-tying five honors. OutKast won album of the year for "SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below" in a ceremony televised by CBS on a five-minute delay to avoid anything like Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flesh flash...
Recruiters say state stacks up against competition (02/09/04)
Late last year, Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. opted to go with Olive Branch, Miss., instead of Cape Girardeau as the site for a new $160 million synthetic deck manufacturing plant, which would have been a huge economic boost for the city. The reasons Trex gave for taking its jobs elsewhere were simple -- logistics, transportation availability and cost differentials...
People on the move 02/09/04 (02/09/04)
CPA joins Hillin and Clark accounting firm Eric Hasty has joined the Cape Girardeau accounting firm Hillin and Clark, P.C., as a certified public accountant. A native of Cape Girardeau, Hasty previously worked at the Deloitte and Touche accounting firm in St. Louis. He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He and his wife, Kelli, have one son...
Business memo 02/09/04 (02/09/04)
Local breeders recognized in group's spring report Several local Angus breeders were recently recognized in the 2004 Spring Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association. Among the local breeders recognized were Mike Kasten of Millersville, Power Play Associates, PS High Pockets Association and Paul Meier, all of Jackson...
Changes may mean Saturn will lose its identity (02/09/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Saturn, once billed as "a different kind of company" making "a different kind of car," is losing its distinct identity and becoming just another division at General Motors Corp. GM is forcing Saturn to adopt common practices for design, production and labor, a change that had to happen, analysts say, to cut costs and make Saturn competitive...
Frank West (02/09/04)
Frank L. West, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1933, at Robertsville, Mo., son of Ruben and Dora Lucinda Immekus West. He and Ruth Emily Mayo were married in 1956 at St. Louis. She died Nov. 30, 1978. He later married Terri Mayo Cooper in 1994 at Cape Girardeau...
Clyde Hanebrink (02/09/04)
Clyde Edward Hanebrink, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1911, at Egypt Mills, Mo., son of Edward Henry and Laura L. Froemsdorf Hanebrink. He and Pauline Milburn were married June 5, 1938, at Cape County...
Inez Holder (02/09/04)
Inez Holder, 77, of Jackson, formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 14, 1926, at Black Oak, Ark., daughter of Robert and Myrtle Hurt Nance. She married Bobby Wiggins, and later married Eugene Holder. Both preceded her in death...
James Davidson (02/09/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James Davidson, 54, of Charleston, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 2, 1949, at Cairo, Ill., son of Vance and Roberta Hickey Davidson. Davidson was employed as a truck driver until he retired in 2001. He was a member of the Eagles Club No. 1679 of Sikeston and was a former member of the Missouri National Guard...
Ruby Slusmeyer (02/09/04)
Ruby E. Slusmeyer, 89, of Paducah, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 07, 2004, at Western Baptist Hospital. She was married to James Herman Slusmeyer. She was a retired employee of Tot & Teen. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church and a member of Milan Homemakers Club...
Brenda Gould (02/09/04)
Brenda Pearl Gould, 59, of Scott City died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at home. She was born Oct. 9, 1944, at Rome, Ga., daughter of James Curtis Holder McBurnett and Ruby Irene McClure. She and Louis R. Gould were married Dec. 8, 1961, at Garden Grove, Calif...
Cape police report 2/9/04 (02/09/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests A male, 18, was taken into protective custody at the 200 block of North West End. Alana Monique Bagby-Leonard, 21, 1710 N. Sprigg, Apt. 202, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
Cape fire report 2/9/04 (02/09/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 6:07 p.m., a medical assist at Broadway and Sprigg. At 9:53 p.m., a medical assist at 619 N. Spanish. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Sunday: At 7:22 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1915 Herman St...
Out of the past 2/9/04 (02/09/04)
10 years ago: Feb. 9, 1994 With turnout of only 9 percent of registered voters in wards 2 and 6, Tom Neumeyer yesterday secured most votes in Ward 2 and Richard "Butch" Eggimann led three-man field in Ward 6; those candidates who finished second in wards and will join Neumeyer and Eggimann in April 5 general election are Brenda Dohogne in Ward 2 and Jay Knudtson in Ward 6...
Highway tolls (02/09/04)
The Sedalia Democrat The Missouri Department of Transportation needs more money, and toll roads would be a step in the right direction. That's what Director Henry Hungerbeeler told the General Assembly. ... Bills filed in the General Assembly authorize tolls on a half-dozen roads and bridges, including Interstate 70 and Interstate 44. Bridges connecting Missouri to Illinois and Kentucky would also be subject to tolls...
Super Bowl stunts (02/09/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch There was a time in this great land when the Super Bowl halftime show featured Up With People, a relentlessly cheerful collection of well-scrubbed young people who wore matching polyester outfits and sang perky songs. But the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, according to no less than Michael Powell, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, included a "classless, crass and deplorable stunt." He was referring, of course, to the "accidental" exposure of singer Janet Jackson's right breast. ...
Domestic violence (02/09/04)
They've been bloodied and bruised by the people closest to them. Domestic assault victims are some of the most vulnerable and mishandled in our judicial system. Sometimes their offenders are convicted, but not always. Although Cape Girardeau police haven't pinpointed a trend in increased domestic assaults, the department believes a need exists for a specially trained officer to deal with such calls...
Naming fuss (02/09/04)
The Boonville Daily News There is a political game taking place in Jefferson City with legislation that is proposed to change the name of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University. ... State Sen. Ken Jacob of Columbia has fought the name change of the Springfield university fearing it might diminish the prestige and funding of the University of Missouri system...
Speak Out 02/09/04 (02/09/04)
Do more research I TOTALLY agree with Michelle Malkin's column "Beware of vaccine bullies." People are always saying how your child has to be vaccinated before they can get into schools and day cares, when in truth they don't. They just have to have a form signed by the state. ...
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