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Rose, ribbon ceremony honors organ donors (06/14/04)
More than 350 people representing about 80 organ donor families attended the ribbons and roses memorial ceremony Sunday. The turnout reassured Kaed Horrell, 28, of Cape Girardeau that his family is not as rare in Southeast Missouri as he thought. Horrell said he had expected only a dozen families...
Community Q&A 06/14/04 (06/14/04)
Name: Marjorie H. Thompson. Lives in: Cape Girardeau. Family: Widowed; four married daughters who live out of state, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Job: Director and board president of the Cape River Heritage Museum...
Trio to perform with Jackson Municipal Band (06/14/04)
The Jackson Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the band shell in Jackson City Park on Route D. Special guests include Flood Plain, an acoustic vocal trio. The trio has developed a devoted following in the past year covering a variety of music, including classic rock, pop and country...
Club going from Newcomers to River Roses in red hats (06/14/04)
The Newcomers' Club, known for its monthly lunch meetings at Port Cape Girardeau, was in search of a new name. Their membership was decreasing because people were losing interest. That was in February. During the club's search for a new name they instead decided to become part of an international society whose primary purpose is to have fun. ...
Community cuisine 06/14/04 (06/14/04)
Potluck dinner, singing planned at Cross Church A potluck dinner is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with singing to follow at 1 p.m., at the Cross Church, on Route N between Delta and Leopold, Mo. Featured singers include Daily Walking. For more information, call (573) 794-2015...
Community briefs 6/14/04 (06/14/04)
submitted photo slugged woodlang grad jpg Woodland High School Holds Reunion for classes of '51 and '52 The classes of 1951 and 1952 joined together for a class reunion at Delmonico's Restaurant in Jackson recently. Three former teachers attended: Gene and Delba Englehardt from St. ...
Cape city budget reinstates merit pay (06/14/04)
Some Cape Girardeau city employees will be getting pay raises under the new city budget approved by the city council last week, and none of it will come from the new fire sales tax. The budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 includes reinstating the current merit pay plan that has been on hold for the past year because of a money crunch...
Musical vacation (06/14/04)
Beginning at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, around 200 Missouri teenagers laden with suitcases and sheet music will board a bus in Cape Girardeau to embark on a musical journey across Europe. It will be the first time for some to leave the state, the first time for most to travel outside the United States. ...
'Jobs Now' might boost economy later (06/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden calls it the "Jobs Now" plan. But in reality, the economic development bill praised by the governor and overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers could more aptly be called the "Jobs Later" plan. That's because the legislation awaiting Holden's signature is more likely to result in jobs in future years than immediately after it is enacted, as the word "now" might imply...
KC casinos have record month for third time in '04 (06/14/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gamblers at Kansas City casinos are on the verge of losing an average of $2 million a day. The revenue record for one month was set in May when gamblers lost $57.9 million. That eclipses the former record set in March at $57.8 million, which nudged out the previous record of $57.2 million set a month before...
World briefs 6/14/04 (06/14/04)
Violence, mistrust threaten historic Afghan vote KHWAJA OMRI, Afghanistan -- Officials at impromptu registration sites are scrambling to sign up millions of Afghans for a September vote supposed to cement an era of peace after the disasters of Soviet occupation, civil war and Taliban rule. But there is growing concern that border lands where Taliban still roam will be left out -- and that intolerant warlords will tighten their grip on power in the country...
Children plead, complain in letters to presidents (06/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- A girl who wanted to keep her father home during World War II and a boy who wanted federal help to clean his room turned to the one person they thought could make those things happen: the president of the United States. So, like many thousands of others each year, they wrote the commander in chief. Their correspondence, to go on display at the National Archives and Records Administration, offers a view of government through the eyes of children...
Illegal immigrants' children born here face uncertain future (06/14/04)
SAN DIEGO -- Chess whiz, trombone player and aspiring engineer, 10-year-old Michael Gomez ranks among San Diego's most gifted students. Yet despite U.S. citizenship, the lifelong California resident may soon have to move against his wishes to Mexico...
Soldier accused of robbery finds friend in bank president (06/14/04)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Seven hours from his Army post and thousands of miles from the Iraq war he left behind, Master Sgt. Kenneth Schweitzer confessed to walking into an Iowa bank, firing shots into the ceiling and walking out with a bag of cash. He drove straight to a police station and turned himself in, saying he didn't need the money, he just wanted to live in an 8-by-8 -oot cell, authorities said...
Search continues for American man abducted in Saudi Arabia (06/14/04)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- With the kidnapping of an American and threats to inflict on him the same degrading punishments seen at Iraq's U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison, suspected al-Qaida terrorists appear to have unleashed a new tactic in their violent drive against Saudi Arabia's rulers...
European voters batter governing parties in EU elections (06/14/04)
LONDON -- European voters punished leaders in Britain, Italy and the Netherlands for getting involved in Iraq and turned their ire on the war's chief opponents in Germany and France over economic and social issues, projections showed Sunday. The 25-nation vote, spread out over four days, also revealed anxieties about the newly expanded European Union itself with a surprisingly dismal turnout...
Suicide car bomber kills 12 in Baghdad (06/14/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide car-bomber killed a dozen people Sunday near a U.S. garrison in Baghdad and gunmen assassinated a senior Education Ministry official in a day that also included a rocket attack on the Green Zone housing the U.S. administration and ambushes around the capital. A U.S. helicopter crashed but the crew survived...
Capahas avoid no-hitter, first loss of season against Printers (06/14/04)
The Plaza Tire Capahas continued their perfect start Sunday night by pulling away late for an 11-4 victory over the city rival Riverdogs to end a tripleheader of baseball at Capaha Field. But it was the second of three games that more severely threatened Plaza Tire's undefeated record...
Stix win rain-plagued Kelso Klassic by forfeit (06/14/04)
Rain plagued the Kelso Klassic fastpitch softball tournament all weekend and ultimately had a hand in crowning the Bloomington (Ill.) Stix champions of the 20th annual event. Bloomington was awarded a pair of forfeit victories over the Springfield (Ill.) Brandts in the championship games. ...
Sorenstam claims her seventh major (06/14/04)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Annika Sorenstam blew away the field over the first 18 holes with a 7-under 64 Sunday to build a six-shot lead, then survived a four-hole meltdown and a late charge by Shi Hyun Ahn to win the LPGA Championship for the second straight year...
Pistons take commanding lead (06/14/04)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Poised and primed for a title, the Detroit Pistons took care of business while the Lakers lost their tempers. Building a lead early in the fourth quarter, holding it the rest of the way and repelling every Los Angeles rally, the Pistons moved one victory closer to their first championship in 14 years with a convincing 88-80 victory Sunday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals...
Cards pummel Rangers (06/14/04)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The St. Louis Cardinals might not want to go home. After batting around in each of the first two innings and building a 10-run lead, the Cardinals completed another winning road trip with a 13-2 win Sunday over the Texas Rangers...
USADA plans new policy (06/14/04)
In a shift that could significantly hurt Olympic champion Marion Jones and other athletes under investigation for possible drug violations, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency plans to start using a less-stringent burden of proof in doping cases. The Associated Press obtained a copy of a USADA memorandum calling for such a change, which was dated June 1 and written by USADA director of legal affairs Travis Tygart. The existence of the memo was first reported Sunday by The Washington Post...
Johnson stays hot, win Pocono 500 (06/14/04)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Jimmie Johnson was the picture of cool after his trip to Victory Lane, mugging for cameras, swigging champagne and using a little math to figure out how close he was to the points lead. He hardly looked like a driver who almost had a win pulled out from under him...
Redbirds' record looks familiar, but team is different (06/14/04)
The division-leading St. Louis Cardinals begin a nine-game homestand tomorrow with the Oakland A's sporting the best winning percentage in the National League. The red-hot Cards (36-27) began the month of June on a six-game winning streak and are 9-4 this month entering the game...
Sports briefs 6/14/04 (06/14/04)
Diving Going right to her last dive, Laura Wilkinson survived a scare at the U.S. trials Sunday and earned a chance to defend her gold medal at the Olympics. Wilkinson, a surprise winner of the 10-meter platform at Sydney four years ago, went to the final round with a scant 5.37-point lead over high schooler Brittany Viola, the daughter of former major league pitcher Frank Viola. ...
Legislators want to hear viewpoints (06/14/04)
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: What does a U.S. representative do when I call in to express my opinion about a certain vote coming up? Do they really care about what I have to say, or am I wasting my time? -- Herline Bowers, Scott City...
Broadway storefronts to get makeover (06/14/04)
Bob and Linda Bohnsack are wearing their hard hats this summer. Operators of the Garden Gallery at 833 Broadway and owners of much of that block, the Bohnsacks are making some big changes in the neighborhood, specifically on the storefronts of 821 Broadway...
People talk 6/14/04 (06/14/04)
Combs bows out due to stomach ailment NEW YORK -- Understudy Billy Eugene Jones stood in again Sunday for Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul who stars in the hit Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." Combs left the production during intermission of the Saturday matinee because of a stomach ailment, said Bob Fennell, a spokesman for the play. Jones finished the performance and did the Saturday evening show as well...
Dubliners celebrate Joyce epic 'Ulysses' through Bloomsday (06/14/04)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Dubliners are celebrating the centenary of Bloomsday and are showing their appetite for James Joyce and his masterwork, "Ulysses." But most agree that it's a taste more challenging than the novel's stomach-churning kidney breakfast...
'Harry Potter,' 'Shrek,' boost Hollywood box office (06/14/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The boy wizard held off an interstellar fugitive, robotic wives and a talking cat to maintain his sway at movie theaters. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was the top movie for a second weekend, taking in $35.1 million to lift its 10-day total to $158.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Young Asian-American businesswoman fights to succeed (06/14/04)
Nikki Stallion's loft apartment in downtown Cape Girardeau screams femininity. The air is filled with soft sounds from the world music group Vas and the fragrance from scented candles and a huge bouquet of flowers on the living room coffee table. The room has designer couches, antique wooden furniture and hardwood floors. In the back, her queen-sized bed is stocked with fluffy pillows, and in the perfumed bathroom the toilet seat is left down...
Business memo 06/14/04 (06/14/04)
Cape firm registered for standardizationSEMO Box Co. of Cape Girardeau has received registration from the International Organization for Standardization. The registration helps both product- and service-oriented organizations achieve standards of quality that are recognized worldwide through a set of comprehensive requirements. The company makes corrugated boxes for a variety of companies in automotive, food, electronics and related industries...
Drones pressed into Mexican border search (06/14/04)
PAPAGO FARMS, Ariz. -- A rusty barbed wire fence is all that separates the United States from Mexico in this stark, dusty area of the southern Arizona desert. It's been mangled in places, cut in others, providing little deterrent to the thousands of illegal immigrants who slip through the border daily in countless places like this...
Wireless messages show up in court (06/14/04)
DENVER -- A few hours after NBA star Kobe Bryant had sex with a Vail-area hotel worker last summer, the woman exchanged cell phone text messages with a former boyfriend and someone else. What's in those messages could help determine whether the sex was consensual or whether Bryant is guilty of rape as charged. The judge himself said the content may be "highly relevant" to the case...
People on the move 06/14/04 (06/14/04)
New hair designer hired at Style Stop Joyce Stroup-Tummins has joined the staff at Style Stop Lifestyles Salon and Spa in Jackson as a hair designer. The Benton, Mo., native is a graduate of Stage One hair school at Southeast Missouri State University. She has training in hairstyling, waving, color, pedicures, manicures, waxing and facials...
Harold Mayberry (06/14/04)
JONEBORO, Ill. -- Harold D. Mayberry, 70, of Jonesboro died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the VA Medical Center at Marion, Ill. He was born Feb. 10, 1934, at Jonesboro, son of Charles and Clola Brown Mayberry. He and Caran Tellor were married in 1983 at Cape Girardeau...
Mildred Parker (06/14/04)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Mildred C. Parker, 90, of Pulaski, Ill., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 27, 1914, at Mounds, Ill., daughter of Herbert and Velma Dacus Melton. She and Orlan Parker were married for 60 years. He died Aug. 7, 1995...
Hinkle Ridings (06/14/04)
Hinkle Collantha Ridings, 75, of Jackson died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was the son of Everett and Clara Williams Ridings and grew up in the Hurricane community of Bollinger County. He moved to Jackson in 1963, working for the Litzelfelner Poultry Co. and later the Jackson School District R-2 in maintenance and custodial work. He retired in 1994...
Marilyn Barge (06/14/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Marilyn Ressel Barge, 55, of Hermitage, Tenn., and formerly of Oran, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at National Healthcare Corp. in Brentwood, Tenn. She was born April 4, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Roman and Marie Duenne Ressel. She married Larry G. Barge in 1982...
Cape police report 06/14/04 (06/14/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI A subject was taken into custody Saturday for a motor vehicle accident and on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at the 100 block of Mason Street, pending filing of formal charges...
Two injured in Sunday accidents (06/14/04)
Two people were hospitalized after separate accidents on Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott Sappington, 24, of Jackson was taken to St. Francis Medical Center with moderate injuries after his Kawasaki four-wheeler struck a road embankment on Route V north of Oriole. Sappington was thrown from the vehicle. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m...
Cape fire report 06/14/04 (06/14/04)
Cape Girardeau Fire fighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 5:57 p.m., a power line down at Cape LaCroix Road. At 5:08 p.m., a power line down at 1219 W. Cape Rock Drive. At 6:58 p.m., an emergency medical service at 628 Sycamore Circle...
Out of the past 6/14/04 (06/14/04)
10 years ago: June 14, 1994 Southeast Missouri State University Foundation has backed out of plans to buy dilapidated old house so that two Cape Girardeau men can obtain it and renovate structure; foundation officials had considered buying 90-year-old house at 534 Washington at cost of $24,500 and tearing it down...
'Activist' judges (06/14/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch When politicians lose in court they like to fault "activist" judges. Last weekend, Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt joined the ranks of sore losers. ... The gubernatorial hopeful blamed activist judges for the Missouri Supreme Court decision requiring him to put the gay marriage amendment on the August ballot. Never mind that Judges Duane Benton and William Ray Price Jr., card-carrying Republicans, were part of the 6-1 majority...
Sunshine Law (06/14/04)
The (Independence, Mo.) Examiner Gov. Bob Holden on Monday signed Sunshine Law improvements. The provisions, although modest, are overdue and badly needed. This is the law that governs Missouri's public meetings and public records, at the state and local levels. The changes:...
Academic excellence (06/14/04)
Though the graduation ceremonies are over, dozens of area students are still basking in the limelight of their achievements. And rightly so. Stories in the Southeast Missourian last week highlighted the hard work and determination of students who earned top honors at their high schools and received college scholarships and awards of excellence...
Speak Out 06/14/03 (06/14/04)
Going to get better THIS IS a great town. And thanks to the citizens who turned out to vote for the fire sales tax, it will continue to get better. Way to go, Cape Girardeau. Irish not a race "IRISH" ISN'T a race, It's a nationality. If they were the "Fighting Caucasians" or maybe the "Fighting Anglos," that would be a race...
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