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Community cuisine 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Church holding annual Memorial Day supper Chicken and dumplings, ham, vegetables, homemade bread and desserts are on the menu at Zion United Methodist Church's annual Memorial Day supper from 4 to 7 p.m. May 31. The church is three miles west of Gordonville on Highways Z and OO. There will be a youth hamburger stand; crafts, plants and baked goods will be for sale. Children 5 and under eat free...
Community briefs 5/17/04 (05/17/04)
Side By Side Mud Run to benefit sophomores A side-by-side mud run to benefit the Scott City sophomore class will be held Saturday at Scott City. Take Scott City exit and turn east on Main Street to the second railroad crossing (Rose Con Road), then turn right. Watch for signs. For more information, call Mark Dohogne at 264-2002...
Downtown synagogue makes national list of historic sites (05/17/04)
The B'nai Israel synagogue in downtown Cape Girardeau is the latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places. The May 5 approval by state and federal departments is just one step in preserving the synagogue's structure and heritage, said developer John Wyman, owner of the synagogue. The building is now eligible for tax credits on restoration projects...
50 years of open doors (05/17/04)
There's not much to remember about that first day. No fanfare. No rioting. On Sept. 7, 1954, Leola Twiggs simply walked through the glass doors of Central High School and went to class. Except walking through those doors -- doors previously barred to Twiggs and her classmates -- wasn't really simple at all. ...
Scott City bridge project seeks funding alternative (05/17/04)
The future of Scott City's Ramsey Creek Bridge project is even more dependent on federal funds through the Missouri Department of Transportation now that a $200,000 grant request with the Delta Regional Authority was declined. The Delta Regional Authority is a joint federal and state agency that financially assists 240 counties within eight states along the Mississippi River Valley...
Jackson paid $100,000 in sewer dispute (05/17/04)
A court dispute over two sewer easements that cost Jackson $100,000 -- almost eight times the estimate of an appraiser -- has some members of the Jackson Board of Aldermen and the landowners upset over the city's handling of the issue. The battle over the Friedrich family's two sewer easements began with a letter from the city, the same certified letter the city sent to every land owner involved with the $750,000 Goose Creek sewer project. ...
Jackson Manors shows appreciation for volunteers (05/17/04)
The many groups who volunteer their time at Jackson Manor were honored at an appreciation party recently. Certificates were awarded to Happy Four, Pet Pals, Country Travelers and Gospel Singers, Josh Steinnerd, Scott Quade, the Rev. Dan Usher, Clarence and Ruth Jean Lange, Gravel Hill UMC, Iona Singers, Sally Tierney, Lighthouse Kids, Marguerit James, New Mc-Kendree United Methodist Women, Mary and the K's, Oak Ride Homemakers FCE, Peggy Davault, Joey Crosnoe, Country Echoes, Clippard's Band, Don Gast, Jim Hartmann, Classy Chassy, the Rev. ...
Special needs scouting program has its day in the sun (05/17/04)
Adventure Day 2004, held recently at Cape County Park South, was themed "1904 World's Fair: Louisiana Exposition." A special day for special needs kids, the annual event celebrated the Greater St. Louis Area Council Classroom Scouting Program open to boys and girls 8 to 18. About 190 students from 12 schools in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois attended...
Community Q&A 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Name: Jean Underberg. Lives in: Cape Girardeau. Family: A wonderful husband and three gorgeous cats. Job: Employed by the state of Missouri. What do you like most about the area? The river, the downtown area, and the talent of the local musicians...
Military digest 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Airman arrives for duty at Florida installation Air Force Airman 1st Class Dana A. Williams has arrived for duty at Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She is the daughter of Nancy L. Huber of Jackson and Timothy R. Williams of Whitewater. Williams is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. Williams, a command and control apprentice, is assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (05/17/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearings A public hearing regarding a voluntary annexation from Drury Land Development. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings)n An ordinance to execute a quit claim deed to Marquette Office Building LLC...
Busy consumers try healthier approach to dashboard dining (05/17/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Angela Muggenburg eats a sausage McGriddles on her way to work, and then drives through McDonald's again for a grilled chicken sandwich -- sans mayo and french fries -- for lunch while running errands. The busy mom is one among many Americans whose chaotic schedules have them picking up more than an occasional meal to eat by the glow of their dashboard lights...
Four hurt in St. Louis parade shootings (05/17/04)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A shotgun was fired into the crowd at a family parade in St. Louis, leaving five people with minor injuries. It happened Sunday at a service station parking lot during the Annie Malone May Day Parade on the city's north side. Police said three victims were struck by pellets in the leg, one in the arm and one in the back. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening...
In pews and city squares, Mass. prepares for gay marriages (05/17/04)
BOSTON -- Like fans anxious for concert tickets, same-sex couples waited in line for hours Sunday outside Cambridge's City Hall for an event they once thought they'd never get to experience: marriage. Marcia Hams, 56, and her partner, Susan Shepherd, 52, of Cambridge, showed up at midnight Saturday -- a full 24 hours ahead of time -- to stake out the first spot in line where the city clerk was to hand out the nation's first state-sanctioned gay marriage applications...
As many as 22,000 new vets seek VA care (05/17/04)
WASHINGTON -- When Willie Buckels applied for veterans health care after returning from Iraq, the back and knee injuries he suffered while rescuing a fuel truck during a mortar attack were not enough to guarantee him treatment. The Mississippi reservist had to bring along Army paperwork proving his combat service because the Veterans Affairs Department still lacks a computer system that tracks a new applicant's service record...
Victims' families brace for vivid Sept. 11 recounting (05/17/04)
NEW YORK -- Families who never stopped imagining their loved ones' last moments inside the burning World Trade Center are preparing to watch the most vivid reconstruction yet of that horrific day. The Sept. 11 Commission comes to Manhattan this week, convening just miles from ground zero Tuesday to examine the emergency response to the disaster. The hearings will include video footage of the attack and detailed witness testimony...
Congress members told of abuse months ago (05/17/04)
Two months before pictures of Iraqi prisoner abuse became public, the family of one accused soldier wrote to 14 members of Congress that "something went wrong" involving "mistreatment of POWs" at Abu Ghraib prison. Separately, a suspended Army officer in Iraq wrote to Republican Sen. ...
Nation briefs 5/17/04 (05/17/04)
Spending soars for ADD, juvenile behavior drugs TRENTON, N.J. -- As more children pop pills for attention deficit and other behavior disorders, new figures show spending on those drugs has for the first time edged out spending on antibiotics and asthma medications for kids. ...
Bush aide from Cape builds influential network (05/17/04)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- There's a photograph on the wall of Jack Oliver's office, a black-and-white image of a 7-year-old boy staring up at John C. Danforth in 1976, the year he was first elected to the U.S. Senate. The boy was Oliver, and the occasion was a fund-raiser at his parents' home in Cape Girardeau. The office where the photo hangs is in President Bush's re-election headquarters, where Oliver is national finance vice chairman for the campaign...
World briefs 5/17/04 (05/17/04)
Quincy Jones launches 'We are the Future' ROME -- Nearly two decades after music greats gathered to record the hit song "We are the World" to benefit Africa's hungry, a new generation of stars came together Sunday for a follow-up concert to benefit children in war zones. The "We are the Future" concert, which started as the sun set over Rome's Circus Maximus, got off to a heart-pounding start with a performance by the garbage can-clanging percussion group Stomp...
Bush - Moves toward peace must continue (05/17/04)
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan -- Secretary of State Colin Powell came up short in his latest foray into Middle East peacemaking, blocked by Yasser Arafat from reshaping Palestinian security forces and waiting for Ariel Sharon to devise a new plan to pull Israel out of Gaza...
Dominicans elect president amid economic crisis (05/17/04)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Dominicans desperate for relief from a severe economic crisis turned out in massive numbers Sunday to choose their next president in a vote marred by a polling station shooting that left three dead. A final count was expected late today...
Attacks drive Italian troops from base (05/17/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr drove Italian forces from a base in the southern city of Nasiriyah on Sunday and attacked coalition headquarters there with grenade and mortar fire as tensions in the Shiite region escalated...
McDonald, neels win Central's top awards (05/17/04)
Central seniors Megan McDonald and Darren Neels won the school's top athlete awards last week. McDonald won the Darla Pannier award; Neels won the Lou Muegge award. McDonald was a four-year letterwinner in basketball, soccer and softball. "That's about as many as you can get," Central athletic director Darrick Smith said of McDonald's 12 varsity letters...
Surprising Oran looks for a repeat (05/17/04)
Oran's baseball team was supposed to be rebuilding this season. After losing one of the top baseball classes in school history last year, the Eagles were not expected to come into the district tournament clear favorites and ranked in the top five in the state...
Hartmann looks to build on her 100 career goals in tourney (05/17/04)
Molly Hartmann has been on the field with some of the top high school soccer players in the country, and played in some of the top tournaments around. As a member of the prestigious J.B. Marine select soccer team based out of St. Louis, Hartmann has certainly seen her share of tournament titles. ...
Indian hurdler qualifies for regional meet at the Georgia Tech (05/17/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's track and field program added another regional qualifier at the Georgia Tech Invitational held Friday and Saturday in Atlanta, Ga. Sophomore Alonzo Nelson qualified for the NCAA regional meet in Baton Rouge, La., late this month by running 51.99 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles. He finished 15th...
Season-best streak ends for Indians (05/17/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's experience with a winning record was short-lived. The Indians, one day after moving above .500 for just the second time this season by sweeping a doubleheader from Tennessee Tech, lost their home finale as the Eagles exploded late for an 11-4 victory Sunday...
Tarver stuns Jones with 2nd-round KO (05/17/04)
LAS VEGAS -- The end came with shocking suddenness for Roy Jones Jr., courtesy of a crushing left hand that sent him sprawling helplessly under the ring ropes in Antonio Tarver's corner. The man many considered the best fighter of the last decade wasn't supposed to lose like this. He wasn't supposed to lose at all...
Garcia weathers a three-person playoff to win the Byron Nelson (05/17/04)
IRVING, Texas -- Sergio Garcia retooled his swing so it would hold up under the intense pressure of the final round. On Sunday, he only had to let the other guys fall apart at the Byron Nelson Championship. Garcia made enough clutch pars to get into a playoff, then won for the first time in two years on the PGA Tour by tapping in for par on the first extra hole as Dudley Hart and Robert Damron self-destructed...
Cards end a win short of the limit, drop finale to Marlins (05/17/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Armando Benitez shut down the St. Louis Cardinals, just as he's done against almost every team this season. Florida's closer earned the ninth two-inning save of his career in a 3-2 victory Sunday, helping the Marlins avoid a three-game sweep...
Smarty Jones has the look of a Triple Crown champion (05/17/04)
BALTIMORE -- Smarty Jones was unbeaten before the Kentucky Derby, but there were questions about the quality of the competition. After he put away 17 rivals to win the Derby, doubters claimed Smarty was aided by a sloppy track. With his record-setting romp in the Preakness Stakes over a fast track on a hot and hazy Saturday, there's only one question remaining: Can Smarty Jones win the Triple Crown?...
Sports briefs 5/17/04 (05/17/04)
Baseball Herk Robinson retired Sunday, ending a 35-year stay in the Kansas City Royals' front office that included 10 years as general manager. Robinson, 63, joined the Royals after their expansion season in 1969 following eight years with the Cincinnati Reds and one with the Baltimore Orioles. Robinson has been the team's chief operating officer for the last four years...
Meat Shop back in business (05/17/04)
Those of you who've been missing your specialized meat products can sigh in relief. As of this morning, the Meat Shop at 1225 S. Kingshighway is ready to take orders for steaks, Smackers and jalapeno brats. According to co-owner Rob Osborn, the place is back with a few subtle tweaks...
'Hee Haw' comes back with pickin' and grinnin' on VHS and DVD (05/17/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Hee Haw," with its pickin', grinnin' and hayseed humor, was an American television institution, on the air somewhere almost continuously from 1969 to 1997. The hourlong program started on CBS for two years, then went into syndication until 1993 and finally wound up on cable's old Nashville Network...
Networks releasing fall schedules (05/17/04)
NEW YORK -- This week, broadcast networks unveil their fall schedules in presentations that, in past years, offered the first glimpse of hits such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Friends." Of course, they were the first time the dogs "Coupling" and "Skin" were seen, too...
Analysts divided on whether bulls have run course (05/17/04)
NEW YORK -- Rising interest rates, inflation, Iraq and uncertainty about this year's presidential race have set the bears growling on Wall Street. Some analysts say the bull cycle that investors have enjoyed for much of the past year was just a short reprieve in a larger bear market. Others say the current uncertainty is only a hiccup in a prevailing upward trend. Either way, things sure have been confusing lately...
People on the move 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Cape broker receives sales award for 2003 Tom Kelsey of Cape Girardeau recently received the Realtor's Award of Excellence designation for 2003. As a broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., Kelsey produced a multimillion-dollar volume for Missouri property sold and leased during the year. He qualified for the Pinnacle Level unassisted award, which is over $5 million in annual production...
Barbershop caters to male customers, offers them pool, darts (05/17/04)
Steve Gipson leans over the green felt and lines up his shot. Six ball, corner pocket. "This place has a good atmosphere," he says, punctuating his sentence with a quick cue stroke. The six careens off the corner of the bumper guarding the pocket and rolls out to mingle with the other balls in the middle of the table. "This place is different."...
After flashy failures, Internet groceries quietly growing (05/17/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- After the spectacular crashes of big-name Internet grocers in the late 1990s, the dream of a grand new wave of online food stores appeared to fizzle. But with intentionally meager fanfare, grocers have made Internet shopping available to tens of millions of consumers nationwide, and upcoming expansions will expand it to millions more...
Business memo 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Buchheit awarded as Carhartt retailer Carhartt, a manufacturer of men's work and outdoor wear, recently presented Buchheit with the Hamilton Carhartt Retailer of Excellence Award. Buchheit was one of seven retailers to receive an honor from the manufacturer out of 5,000 candidates...
Diana Steele (05/17/04)
Diana Marie Steele, 43, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1960, at Branson, Mo., daughter of Benton Leon and Dorothy Mae Selsor Craig. Steele was a 1978 graduate of Branson High School. She was a registered nurse. Steele pursued an interest in genealogy and history research and worked at Southeast Missouri State University in the history department...
Melba Bollinger (05/17/04)
Melba Ann Bollinger, 94, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home, where she had lived since February 2001. She was born Oct. 23, 1909, at Scopus, Mo., daughter of Phillip E. and Azie Myrtle Limbaugh Bollinger...
Billie McClure (05/17/04)
Billie McClure, 76, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Ken Ledbetter (05/17/04)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Ken Ledbetter, 51, of Ullin died Sunday, May 16, 2004, in an automobile accident on U.S. 51 north of Mounds, Ill. He was born March 16, 1953, at Anna, Ill., son of M.A. and Ruth Odle Ledbetter. Ledbetter was a self-employed carpenter, painter and handyman in the Ullin area for many years. ...
Frances Knapp (05/17/04)
Frances M. Knapp, 66, of Foristell, Mo., died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. She was born June 3, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of James and Bertha Holder. She and John R. Knapp were married. He preceded her in death...
Thomas Farris (05/17/04)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Thomas Howard Farris Sr., 81, of Olive Branch died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Thomas and Ina Smith Farris. Farris was a retired mechanic and farmer...
Alvin Walton (05/17/04)
Alvin "Si" Walton, 85, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 26, 1918, at Farmington, Mo., son of Charlie and Emily Cummings Walton. He and Emma Graden were married June 2, 1951, at Cape Girardeau. She died Aug. 26, 1990...
Births 5/17/04 (05/17/04)
Denney Son to Michael and Chery Denney of Springfield, Mo., St. John's Hospital, 3:48 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004. Name, Cooper LeBrian. Weight, 2 pounds 14 ounces. First child. Mrs. Denney is the former Chery Sabatino, daughter of Joe and Acela Sabatino of Springfield. Denney is the son of Gary and Cheryl Denney of Scott City...
Cape police report 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Joey Duran Weaver, 19, of 2545 Hilltop, was arrested Saturday on a Missouri state warrant for probation violation. A male, 17, was taken into protective custody Sunday at 3020 Boutin...
Cape fire report 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Cape Girardeau Fire fighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 12:50 a.m., emergency medical service at 318 N. Sprigg. At 8:46 a.m., emergency medical service at 103 Cape West Parkway. At 10:09 a.m., emergency medical service at 101 Green Acres Drive...
Out of the past 5/17/04 (05/17/04)
10 years ago: May 17, 1994 Circuit Judge William L. Syler yesterday sent seven of 15 cases against Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity members to St. Louis for resolution; seven are charged with involuntary manslaughter in Feb. 15 death of fraternity pledge Michael Davis, 25...
Questions about bin Laden family (05/17/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that 15 to 20 members of the Saudi royal family were evacuated from the United States either on Sept. ...
Diversion Channel repairs (05/17/04)
Motorists who travel Interstate 55 south of Cape Girardeau are getting tired of maneuvering the concrete barriers and could do without the bumpy drive on the shoulder-turned-lane that has become part of their daily commute across the Diversion Channel...
Speak Out 05/17/04 (05/17/04)
Familiar flowers APPLAUSE TO all the wonderful folks who have such beautiful roses, peonies, iris beds and other oldie-but-goody flower varieties in their yards. What a treat to see these lovely sights. In this day of strips malls and less and less green space, it is a wonderful way to keep our hometowns beautiful. ...
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