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More roundabouts may mark city streets (06/10/04)
The proposed extension of new Fountain Street from Morgan Oak Street to William Street could include three roundabouts at major intersections rather than conventional four-way stops. One of three proposed designs by Smith & Co., a Poplar Bluff, Mo., engineering firm hired by the city of Cape Girardeau, envisions roundabouts being built at Fountain Street intersections with Morgan Oak, Good Hope and William...
Ronald Reagan 'had a warmth about him,' Emerson says (06/10/04)
It's not state dinners and speeches that U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson remembers most about former President Ronald Reagan. It's how he embraced her then 2-year-old daughter, Katharine, when she jumped into his arms in the Oval Office in 1985. Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, said Katharine ran toward Reagan. Secret Service agents moved to stop her but Reagan told them to step aside...
Holden to sign crime fund bill charging fee to criminals (06/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After six years of failed efforts by Southeast Missouri lawmakers and sheriffs that included three deflating near misses, legislation intended to bolster local law enforcement funding is finally poised to become law. On Monday in Creve Couer, Gov. ...
Community digest 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
Municipal Band joined by Coyote Creek today The Jackson Municipal Band will present its weekly concert today at 8 p.m. at the band shell, located on Route D, at Jackson City Park. Special guests include the blue grass band Coyote Creek. The band's portion of the concert will feature the clarinet section led by Paul Fliege. Those planning to attend should bring lawn chairs or blankets...
Cape library begins planning for expansion (06/10/04)
When it moved to its new home on North Clark Street 24 years ago, the Cape Girardeau Public Library was a source of civic pride. The pride may still be there, but open space isn't. The library is now considering building an addition to the 18,000-square-foot brick building...
Summer job justice (06/10/04)
Now that school is out, some young people have enough time on their hands to get into trouble. But teens in the juvenile detention program have dirt on their hands from mounding cantaloupe hills, pulling weeds, and tending to rows and rows of vegetables, fruits and berries they have planted in a garden at the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Detention Center, 44 N. Lorimier St. in Cape Girardeau...
Teachers close books for hands-on lessons (06/10/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- As the whirring of the saw slows, Candyce Giesler steps back to survey her work. The end of the 1-by-2-foot slat of wood is slightly splintered and choppy, perhaps not quite cut at the angle she wanted. If this were her student's work, the Perryville High School math teacher would not likely be handing out an A, but the effort alone is giving Giesler innovative ideas to take back to her classroom next school year...
Cape lawyer Jeff Maguire killed when tractor overturns (06/10/04)
Jeff Maguire, a quiet, versatile and talented community servant, died Wednesday, the day after a tractor overturned on him at his farm near Fredericktown, Mo. Maguire, husband of Donna and father of three grown children, was 49 years old. A Cape Girardeau lawyer, Maguire was respected by the local law community. ...
Community cuisine 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
Schock Community Arts Center announces dinner A dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Schock Community Arts Center inScott City. The menu includes barbeque chicken, butter potatoes, green beans, corn, slaw, dessert and drink. Plate meal catered by Zeigler's Catering.-- From staff reports...
Region briefs 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
System leaking sewage onto ground, into ditch DEXTER, Mo. -- People living at or near Westridge Apartments, formerly Grant II, may have noticed a foul odor coming from the intersection of Grant and Two Mile Road. Or they may have noticed dark, sludgy water filling the drainage ditch. ...
Ribbons and Roses honors organ donor families (06/10/04)
"Don't take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them here." Those are the words on a billboard sponsored by Mid-America Transplant Service and a message that will be brought home at Sunday's 2 p.m. Ribbons and Roses memorial ceremony at Capaha rose garden in Cape Girardeau. The ceremony is open to the public...
Foam from old docks is becoming significant source of pollution (06/10/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every spring, as scores of volunteers scour the shorelines of the Lake of the Ozarks for trash, most of their haul is chunks of polystyrene foam used to keep boat docks afloat. State enforcement officers have been doing some scouring of their own in the valleys and remote areas surrounding the lake, cracking down on illegal dumps often piled high with dock foam...
State briefs 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
Five of the Otten sextuplets now home CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- All but one of the Otten sextuplets born in April have been taken home to Illinois, where their mother says adapting to all the newborns has gone "pretty well." One of the babies -- Jacob, at 5 pounds and 15 ounces -- remains at St. ...
6-year-old on life support after saving girl from pool (06/10/04)
CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. -- Six-year-old Donald Hauser-Richerme knew enough to stay away from deep water since he couldn't swim. But he also knew the little girl struggling in the murky, debris-filled swimming pool was in trouble. What he did next saved Karah Moran's life, but it left Donnie on life support and in critical condition Wednesday...
Bush seeks wider NATO role in Iraq, Chirac unconvinced (06/10/04)
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- Seeking to build on rare harmony with Europe after a U.N. vote, President Bush on Wednesday proposed a wider but unspecified role for NATO in post-occupation Iraq. French President Jacques Chirac immediately objected. Apart from the dispute over NATO's role, however, the once-bickering summit partners generally were in wide agreement a day after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution steering Iraq's new government toward elections next year...
Mercury in drugs linked to autistic reactions (06/10/04)
The mercury preservative used in some vaccines can cause behavioral abnormalities in newborn mice characteristic of autism, but only in mice with a specific genetic susceptibility, Columbia University researchers reported Wednesday. The findings challenge the results of several large studies on autism and bolster the fears of parents who have long believed their children were harmed by the vaccines...
Over 900 to staff the U.S. Embassy in Iraqi capital (06/10/04)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The State Department is planning to have more than 900 Americans staff the U.S. Embassy in central Baghdad, assisted by 600 to 700 Iraqis in the biggest American embassy in the world, department planners said Wednesday...
Capitol building briefly evacuated hours before Reagan ceremony (06/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers, dignitaries and mourners preparing for Ronald Reagan's funeral ceremony raced from the Capitol Wednesday after police feared an airplane was headed for the building and warned: "You have one minute to impact." Within minutes, authorities determined the small plane was carrying Kentucky Gov. ...
Government gets record settlement in indecency case (06/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators announced a record $1.75 million settlement Wednesday with the nation's largest radio chain to resolve indecency complaints against Howard Stern and other radio personalities. The Federal Communications Commission's deal with Clear Channel Communications is the latest example of federal regulators' increased enforcement of indecency standards...
Capital bids farewell to Reagan (06/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- Ronald Reagan lay in state Wednesday under the Capitol dome, his body borne to that historic place of tribute by horse-drawn carriage past thousands drawn to the high pageantry of America's first presidential state funeral in three decades...
Saboteurs blow up Iraqi pipeline (06/10/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saboteurs blew up a key northern oil pipeline Wednesday, forcing a 10 percent cut on the national power grid as demand for electricity rises with the advent of Iraq's broiling summer heat. Meanwhile, gunfire rang out Wednesday night in the Shiite holy city of Najaf for the first time since an agreement last week to end weeks of bloody fighting between American soldiers and militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. ...
Global military spending soars during 2003 (06/10/04)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- World military spending surged during 2003, reaching $956 billion, nearly half of it by the United States as it paid for missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terror, a prominent European think tank said Wednesday. The money has been effective in waging war, but threats of terror and weapons of mass destruction still exist, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...
Three from Oran, two from Notre Dame earn all-state recognition (06/10/04)
Matt Seyer, Garrett Roslen and Trevor Irwin helped the Oran baseball team reach the Clsas 1 state championship game this spring. This week, they were honored with all-state recognition. Seyer was named to the first team as an infielder, and Roslen was chosen to the first team in the outfield. Irwin was named as a second-team infielder...
OVC sticks with neutral (06/10/04)
Despite an effort by Southeast Missouri State University and city officials to bring the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament to Cape Girardeau, the event will remain in Paducah, Ky. The OVC announced Wednesday that it has accepted a proposal from the city of Paducah to continue serving as the host site for the tournament for the next two years. The six-team, double-elimination event again will be played at Brooks Stadium, where it has been contested the past four years...
Kolda is cool on ice (06/10/04)
Nathan Kolda would never think of himself as more than a slightly above average ice hockey player. His coach, on the other hand, says he's the best player around -- hands down. "This is just my opinion," said Ral Wheeler, coach of the SEMO Wildcats ice hockey team, "but Nathan is the best player on every level in our league. He's just a fantastic player. It doesn't matter who he's on the ice with or what position he's playing -- he's the best player."...
Kelso Klassic has become a tradition (06/10/04)
The 20th annual Kelso Klassic Men's Fastpitch softball tournament begins Friday. Fourteen teams from Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee are set for the three-day tournament at Kelso City Park in Kelso, Mo. "It's going to be a pretty competitive tournament," assistant tournament director Rick Heuring said...
Perryville doubles last year's victory total with triumph (06/10/04)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team let a win slip through its grasp Wednesday, much like the ball slipped through its defense. Perryville took advantage of four Ford & Sons errors to win 9-8 in the first game of a doubleheader at Capaha Park. But Cape bounced back to roll 9-2 in the nightcap...
Sikeston wins its opening game at Jackson's expense (06/10/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson American Legion team had one bad inning Wednesday night against Sikeston. That one bad inning, combined with a strong pitching performance from Sikeston starter Josh Miller, led to a 5-0 loss for Jackson. The loss dropped Jackson to 6-2, while Sikeston was playing its first game...
Cape Legion juniors swept by Scott County (06/10/04)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team was swept by Scott County 10-0 and 10-8 on Wednesday night. Andy Stephens was the winning pitcher for Scott County in the first game, a five-inning contest. Tyler Bruce took the loss. Jacob Essner was the winning pitcher in the second game, while Blake Slattery took the loss...
Cards show Prior knowledge (06/10/04)
CHICAGO -- A grand slam, a bunch of runs, some pitches so tight they could have left marks and a bench-clearing fracas. Just another day in the old, heated rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. "I don't really know why it happens," said Jim Edmonds, who homered twice Wednesday in the Cardinals' 12-4 rout. ...
Area sports calendar 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
Basketball Jackson camps: The Jackson Indian basketball camps will offer multiple sessions June 21-25. Individual camps for grades 3-4 (9-11 a.m.), 5-6 (noon-2 p.m.) and 7-8 (2-4 p.m.) all will take place at the multipurpose gym. A pee-wee camp for grades 1-2 will be 10 a.m.-noon June 28-July 2 at South Elementary, and a shooting camp for grades 4-7 will be 9 a.m.-noon July 19-23 at the multipurpose gym. Info: Darrin Scott, 204-0171...
Products aim to heal damaged skin (06/10/04)
I recently saw one of those extreme makeover shows on television in which a doctor described the face of a woman approximately my age as "compromised." I guess euphemisms are always a good thing when you are referring to skin that is damaged by exposure to sun, toxic air and too many days on this earth...
Health calendar 6/10 (06/10/04)
Today Employee wellness screening from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center. Family caregiver seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Medical Center. Preparation for childbirth class 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Healing Arts Center conference room...
Exercising & expecting (06/10/04)
LOS ANGELES -- It's 10 p.m. on a Friday, and while most Angelenos are winding down from a hectic workweek, Adriana Gainey is in her fourth hour of dance rehearsals. She shows few signs of fatigue, despite having spent the day teaching the three Rs to third-graders, then tending to her ailing 3-year-old son before coming to the Dance Arts Academy in Los Angeles and strapping on flamenco shoes. Gainey also happens to be 5 1/2 months pregnant...
Let it go, let it go, let it go (06/10/04)
June 10, 2004 Dear Ken, As a golfer, my self-image is that at age 53 I have not yet reached my potential. I read books and magazines hoping to grasp Ben Hogan's secret technique and Jack Nicklaus' advice. Then I go to the driving range and try them out...
No summer vacation for TV as networks air new shows (06/10/04)
It took a while, but the networks finally got the message: Build a summer schedule on new programs, and they will come. And, yet, the TV industry resisted abandoning a programming model of summer schedules dominated by reruns that dates back more than 50 years -- until now...
People talk 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
'60 Minutes' creator steps down from show NEW YORK -- One Sunday afternoon in the late 1960s, Mike Wallace got a call from Don Hewitt, who wanted to come over to talk about his idea for a television news show that became "60 Minutes." "We'd like you to wear the black hat," Wallace recalled Hewitt saying, a reference to Wallace's hard-charging style chasing wrongdoers. ...
Judy Burden (06/10/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Judy Sheryl Goode Burden, 55, died at 8:20 a.m., June 9, 2004, at her residence in Sikeston after a yearlong battle with colon cancer. She was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Sikeston, the youngest daughter of Hugh and Shirley Landers Goode, who survive. She was the beautiful wife of James G. Burden of Sikeston, who survives...
Paul Cook (06/10/04)
Paul William Cook, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, son of Curran and Ofa Louise Windeknecht Cook. He and Maudaline Randolph were married May 8, 1942, at Benton, Mo...
Kay Hubbard (06/10/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Anita Kay Hubbard, 55, of Advance died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center North in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born March 9, 1949, at Crowder, Mo., daughter of Wilbert Abraham and Gladys Rachael Bell Gossett. She and George Hubbard Jr. were married Dec. 31, 1966, at Vanduser, Mo...
Carlin Phelps (06/10/04)
Carlin F. Phelps, 77, of St. Louis died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at deGreeff Hospice House at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 17, 1926, at Burfordville, son of Chester F. and Jettie L. Jones Phelps. He married the former Doris Buttram...
Patricia McDermott (06/10/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Patricia A. McDermott, 75, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of Hugh and Adele Costello Finnegan. She and Dr. Alfred E. McDermott were married Sept. 18, 1954. He died Feb. 21, 1998...
Carolyn Whitfield (06/10/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Carolyn M. Whitfield, 73, of Chaffee died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at her home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Glisson (06/10/04)
Frances Mae Glisson, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Glisson was born Nov. 14, 1921, in Tampa, Fla., daughter of Benjamin G. and Anna May Barrington Kersey. She married Willard Glisson July 15, 1972, in Adel, Ga. He preceded her in death...
Ella Walker (06/10/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ella Clarine Walker, 82, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 14,1921, at Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Robert A. and Alice Costilo Jones. She married the Rev. Emerson Walker March 31, 1951, at Bowling Green, Ohio...
Ronald Bryant (06/10/04)
Ronald P. Bryant, 56, of Grand Chute, Wis., passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Springfield, Ill., son of Palmer and Flossie Luttrel Bryant. He married Jerris Raffety April 12, 2003, on the beach at Tybee Island, Ga., prior to moving to Wisconsin...
Edmond Howard (06/10/04)
Edmond N. Howard, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1914, in California, Mo., son of Charley Floyd and Monnie McDaniel Howard. He and Martha A. Hockersmith were married Nov. 6, 1954, in Hernando, Miss...
Ruth Deneke (06/10/04)
Ruth A. Deneke, 81, formerly of Gordonville, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Jackson, daughter of Albert and Ida Thoma Neumeyer. She and Orville Deneke were married Dec. 10, 1942. He passed away Feb. 19, 1996...
Coleta Buhs (06/10/04)
Coleta L. Buhs, 95, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born May 23, 1909, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of William Louis and Rosalia Ziegler Buhs. Miss Buhs had been a seamstress in a garment factory. Formerly of Cape Girar-deau, she was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and its Council of Catholic Women...
Harry Wyman Jr. (06/10/04)
Harry Anson Wyman Jr., 60, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at his home in Jackson. He was born Oct. 15, 1943, in St. Louis, son of Harry Anson and Anna Balke Wyman Sr. Harry was inducted into the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division in St. ...
Vivian Proffer (06/10/04)
Vivian M. Proffer, 92, of Crump passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where she had been a resident since March 2004. Prior to moving to the Lutheran Home, she lived five years with her daughter in St. Charles, Mo...
Births 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
Dees Daughter to Randy Scott Dees and Fallon Elizabeth Hoff of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:46 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004. Name, Jolee Ann. Weight, 7 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Ms. Hoff is the daughter of Bob and Phyllis Hoff of Perryville, Mo. Dees is the son of Anthony and Wanda Dees of Marble Hill, Mo. He is employed by Pavestone Co...
Cape fire report 6/10 (06/10/04)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 8:13 p.m., a fire alarm at 2852 Independence St. At 9:35 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1105 Linden St., Apt. 501. At 10:07 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1433 Good Hope St...
Cape/Jackson police reports 6/10 (06/10/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items have been released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Edward R. Bryan, 21, 508 Cherry St., Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on two city warrants for contempt of court and failure to pay fine and cost for property damage and resisting/interfering with an arrest...
Out of the past 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
10 years ago: June 10, 1994 "Jammin' on the River" is theme for this year's Riverfest, which kicks off in evening; Riverfest committee has assembled entertainment package that includes craft booths, carnival rides, Civil War musket firing and scenery, run and midnight bicycle ramble...
Correction 6/10/04 (06/10/04)
In Tuesday's edition, the father of Scott City High School graduate Kyle Ashcraft should have been identified as Terry Ashcraft. He was misidentified by the Scott City School District.
Remembering the visit (06/10/04)
The following column was published Sept. 15, 1988, following President Ronald Reagan's visit to Cape Girardeau. By Peter Kinder I arrived at Washington's National Airport aboard a TWA flight from St. Louis on a bone-chilling Sunday -- Jan. ...
Global warming (06/10/04)
The (Rochester, N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle Perhaps a movie threatening tsunamis, wind storms, grapefruit-sized hailstones, flash freezings and a flooded Manhattan can get people to pay attention to an environmental threat that's too often ignored. At least that's what environmentalists are hoping after the opening of "The Day After Tomorrow."...
Ronald Reagan's rainbow - A life of optimism (06/10/04)
By Paul Kengor Ronald Reagan was a man who had it all. It is difficult to identify an American who lived a fuller, or greater, life -- what he understatedly called "an American life." In nearly everything he did, Reagan succeeded wildly. ...
Boost for schools (06/10/04)
The days are long past when PTA bake sales bought the extras that have become essentials for public schools. The schools have come to depend on the largesse not only of the parents of students and members of the community, but of the teachers themselves, some of whom spend hundreds of their own dollars each year on school supplies...
Moral extremists exhibit myopia (06/10/04)
To the editor: In providing yet another instance of ideologues claiming the moral high ground on the basis of political affiliation, David Limbaugh reminds us in no uncertain terms why we should reject the Bushies in November and at every other opportunity...
Speak Out 06/10/04 (06/10/04)
Alzheimer's research I IMPLORE all of Missouri's federal legislators to get on board. There would be no finer way to pay tribute to the legacy of Ronald Reagan than to slightly loosen the stringent standards inhibiting the National Institutes of Health from doing more vigorous research that might lead to a cure for the awful Alzheimer's disease that afflicted President Reagan...
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