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Stories from Monday, June 21, 2004

Cape Girardeau School Board 6/21/04 (06/21/04)
6 p.m. today at 301 N. Clark On the agenda: Legislative update Reading of board policies Soda bid Reports Removal of retention basin at Jefferson Elementary Adoption of 2004-2005 budget
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (06/21/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Appearance Appearance by Jean Mason of AmerenUE. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance annexing land to the city of Cape Girardeau upon the request of Drury Land Development Inc...
Military digest 6/21/04 (06/21/04)
Local Navy officers prepare for deployment Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Timothy C. Carlisle, a 2001 graduate of Scott County Central High School, Sikeston, Mo.; James L. Mercer, a 2000 graduate of Charleston High School, Charleston, Mo.; Michael E. ...
Community Q&A 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
Name: Liz Clements. Lives in: Pocahontas area. Family: Husband, Erwin; daughter, Amber. Job: Deputy clerk in the Jackson circuit clerk's office. What do you like most about the area? That most of my family lives in the area...
Community briefs 6/21/04 (06/21/04)
Humane Society's hours changing on Sundays As of June 13, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri's permanent hours of operation changed to noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Humane Society will continue to be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visit www.semopets.org for more information...
Community cuisine 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
Smorgasbord being served at Frohna gym A smorgasbord supper including chicken and salmon with all the trimmings will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Concordia Lutheran Church school gym in Frohna, Mo. Carryouts and a country store will be available. Children under 6 eat free...
Pump and run - Gas thefts cost $112 million last year (06/21/04)
Theft is one of the costs of offering a convenience. Nationwide in 2003, an estimated $112 million was lost to gas theft, according to information provided by Brad Smith, a manager of four D-Mart stores in Cape Girardeau. The average loss per store, he said, was $1,079...
Downtown Cape foot race offers exercise for mind and body (06/21/04)
Those interested in working their body and mind might want to consider signing up for Run Around Town, a race Saturday that will lead participants of all fitness levels to historic locations in downtown Cape Girardeau. Run Around Town starts at 8 a.m. at the Boardman Pavilion on Main Street...
11 candidates vying for state treasurer (06/21/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Of Missouri's six statewide executive branch elected positions, the state treasurer arguably has the lowest public profile. As long as the treasurer is competently managing the state's investments, few Missourians give the post much thought...
Warm weather brings many families out for Father's Day (06/21/04)
Whether swimming at the park or shopping in the mall, many children spent a warm Father's Day Sunday with their fathers. Older ones said they admired their dad's job, while younger ones weren't so sure what their fathers do for a living. Adam Branion, 9, of Sikeston, Mo., said that his dad fixes cars at the carwash...
Ohio native spent years looking for female black millionaire (06/21/04)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- They slam the jail door on a young man, booked on a minor offense in Kansas City. That same night, back in 1922 or so, a young black woman appears to bail him out. The jailers must think something's fishy, maybe even say something untoward to her...
Debate over debates a tradition in politics (06/21/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Debating about debates -- when, where and especially whether to share a stage and with whom -- is a tradition in politics. The haggling is frustrating for organizers. The results can be exhilarating, exasperating and defining moments for candidates...
Nation briefs 6/21/04 (06/21/04)
Frist says activist judges forced gay marriage debate WASHINGTON -- Senate action on banning gay marriage has become a priority because judges are redefining marriage as more than just the union of a man and woman as they allow same-sex couples to marry, the Senate majority leader said Sunday. ...
Congress puts nonprofit sector under examination (06/21/04)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are taking a close look at charities and tax-exempt organizations such as universities and hospitals to assess claims that nonprofit groups are using their legal status as a cover for criminal behavior. Millions of groups that claim nonprofit motives use the tax-exempt status. It can apply to charities, foundations, credit unions, civic leagues, political associations, farmers' cooperatives, mutual insurance associations and religious orders...
Evangelicals consider distancing from political parties (06/21/04)
LOS ANGELES -- A national evangelical group is mulling guidelines that would warn the faithful against allying themselves too closely with any one political party, "lest nonbelievers think that Christian faith is essentially political in nature." A draft of guidelines circulating in the National Association of Evangelicals advises believers to "be careful to avoid the excesses of nationalism" while maintaining a commitment to religious freedom at home and abroad...
Amid anger over beheading, minister pleads for tolerance (06/21/04)
EAGLESWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Backlash over the beheading of a U.S. contractor in Saudi Arabia was as clear as a sign in the town where he was born. "Stamp out Islam," read a cardboard sign that also depicted a hand-drawn boot over a crescent and star. Phil Galasso posted it on a utility pole near his house in Eagleswood Township...
Al-Qaida cell says Saudi security assisted abduction (06/21/04)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Police cars and armored vehicles flooded the al-Malaz neighborhood in the Saudi capital Sunday as security forces surrounded a house where suspected militants were believed to have taken refuge after a shootout with police. The massive operation was underway in the same district that was the focus of a huge security sweep against militants sought in the beheading of American hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr., whose body has still not been found...
Japan rethinks transplant ethics (06/21/04)
TOKYO -- Miki Taira's dreams of becoming a nurse were shattered when she was diagnosed with leukemia at 19. Years of chemotherapy left her with a critically weakened heart. Now her friends are trying to raise $800,000 to pay for a heart transplant in the United States...
Algeria kills Islamic militant leader (06/21/04)
ALGIERS, Algeria -- Troops killed one of North Africa's most wanted Islamic militants, who had sought to link his bloody insurgent movement in Algeria to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network, the military said Sunday. The death of Nabil Sahraoui, head of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, marked a major victory for Algerian government efforts to suppress Islamic militant violence and left his armed extremist organization with no clear leader...
Iraq to rework security force for terror fight (06/21/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's interim prime minister announced a restructuring of the country's security forces Sunday, grouping all Iraqi troops under a central command whose chief duty is tackling insurgents plaguing the country. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi also said his government was considering imposing martial law in Iraq's trouble spots to help police and paramilitaries bring order...
World briefs 6/21/04 (06/21/04)
India, Pakistan establish nuclear hot line system NEW DELHI -- India and Pakistan announced Sunday they would establish a new hot line to alert each other of potential nuclear accidents or threats, a step forward in efforts to normalize relations between the longtime South Asian rivals. Pakistan said it hopes that the nuclear talks and other tracks of dialogue eventually lead to a summit between Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and India's new prime minister, Manmohan Singh...
Acceleration program offers unique training opportunity (06/21/04)
By David Wilson ~ Southeast Missourian St. Francis Medical Center has been providing student-athletes with programs and facilities to increase their abilities for more than six years. One program in particular has produced results...
Riverdogs run short of sweeping twinbill (06/21/04)
The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs were two innings away from a potential sweep of the St. Louis Printers and a strong end to a long weekend. But 12 runs by the Printers over the last two innings of the second game of a doubleheader Sunday handed the Riverdogs another split and dropped their record to 5-7...
Cape Girardeau drops two in tourney (06/21/04)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team dropped two games on the final day of the Cason Classic in Blytheville, Ark. Cape lost 9-8 to Marissa, Ill., and 4-3 to Dunklin County, dropping the team to 1-3 in the four-team tournament and 6-13 overall. Cape had lost 10-7 to Marissa on Friday and beat host Blytheville on Saturday...
Griffey belts 500th homer in Reds' win (06/21/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Ken Griffey Jr. trotted around the bases as if it were just another home run. It was anything but that. Griffey hit a 2-2 fastball from Matt Morris into the right-field stands to lead off the sixth inning Sunday, securing a spot in the record books as the 20th player with 500 homers...
Goosen golden in the Open (06/21/04)
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Retief Goosen didn't get the cheers, just the U.S. Open trophy. In a sterling display of clutch putting and great escapes, Goosen captured his second U.S. Open in four years Sunday at Shinnecock Hills by one-putting the final six greens and letting Phil Mickelson self-destruct...
Newman nabs first win of year (06/21/04)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Ryan Newman knew he hadn't forgotten how to win. "I wasn't super concerned," said Newman, who led NASCAR's Nextel Cup series with eight wins last year, but hadn't won in the first 14 races of 2004. "We've had some great runs and my mistakes have kind of killed it, but nobody on our team doubted we could still win races," he added Sunday after coming from a lap down to win the DHL 400 at Michigan International Speedway...
Enderle wins bass tournament on Ohio River (06/21/04)
Rodney Enderle of Jackson won the Bass Busters of Southeast Missouri bass tournament the weekend of June 12 and 13 on the Smithland Pool of the Ohio River at Galconda, Ill. With windy and rainy conditions, Enderle managed to cull six fish on his way to a solid limit of 2-pound-plus fish, including the 3-pound 12-ounce big bass for the tournament...
Kobe's wish may be L.A.'s demise (06/21/04)
I'm glad I was wrong about the Lakers. I could say it won't be the last time, but from the way things look it probably is the last time I'll be wrong about them. Phil is out. Karl is out. Shaq is leaving. Then there's Kobe Bryant, who opted out of his contract with the Lakers on Friday to become an unrestricted free agent, but of the big three -- Phil, Shaq and Kobe -- Kobe is the most likely to return to the Lakers...
Ground broken for Holiday Inn Express (06/21/04)
After a spring of frustration, Jim Drury, Bob Hahn and the rest of Midamerica Hotels Corp. finally broke ground Friday on the future site of Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Cape Girardeau. Announced in February, the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel is to replace the old Holiday Inn razed in 2003 on William Street just off of Interstate 55. Construction on the new four-story, 102-room hotel was to begin in the spring, but design complications pushed that date back...
Flag issue, McFerrin and science (06/21/04)
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: I just went by the Teamsters' Hall in Cape Girardeau on Broadview Street and noticed the flag was not lowered to half-staff. Could you please try to find out why it was not lowered to half-staff to honor President Reagan?...
Movie 'Dodgeball' bombards theaters (06/21/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn buried Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg under a barrage of red rubber balls. Stiller and Vaughn's "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" debuted as the weekend's top movie with $30 million, whipping Hanks and Spielberg's "The Terminal," which opened at No. 2 with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Life after Sears - Changes near for Cape's Town Plaza (06/21/04)
After years of speculation, it's official. Sears Grand is coming to Cape Girardeau. Most of the area's politicians, business people and shoppers are rejoicing at landing a new outlet of one of the nation's largest retailers. But for merchants in the William Street Town Plaza Shopping Center, its coming is bittersweet...
States, cities court biotech over doubt of economists (06/21/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Governors and mayors from across the country were in full force at the biotech industry's annual convention last week, offering tax breaks, government grants -- even help with parking -- to lure biotech companies. Yet biotech remains a money-losing, niche industry firmly rooted in three small regions of the country...
Sony using upscale stores to boost sales to women (06/21/04)
Gucci. Versace. Armani. Sony? Indeed. Electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp. has joined the ranks of top-tier brands opening signature boutiques at malls in an effort to boost sales and awareness, especially among women. Instead of haute couture, SonyStyle stores sell gadgets as varied as $20 clock radios and $20,000 plasma-screen televisions...
Business memo 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
Mississippi River Radio Group grabs laurels The Mississippi River Radio Group was recently recognized by the Missouri Broadcaster's Association at its annual convention on June 12 in St. Louis. KEZS-K103 received first place for play-by-play announcing of Southeast Missouri State University games by Erik Sean. The country music station also nabbed certificates of merit for The Wake Up Crew with Kent Crider (DJ Award) and Bobbi Ann Mason, and its "Hoop It Up" community service campaign...
People on the move 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
New Cape doctor starts work July 1 Adam S. Morgan has recently announced that he will join doctors D. Curtis Coonce and Richard A. Martin at their practice at 18 Doctors' Park. Morgan comes to Cape Girardeau after completing a year as chief resident of the otolaryngology -- head and neck -- surgery department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He will be accepting new patient appointments as of July 1...
Ardray Williams (06/21/04)
Ardray "Toots" Williams, 92, of Jackson died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Mae Jaeger (06/21/04)
Mae A. Jaeger, 99, of Jackson died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Marie Neal (06/21/04)
Marie L. Neal, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home at Cape Girardeau.
Cape police report 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests A female, 52, was taken into protective custody Saturday at 1701 Lacey St. Dwayne Alan Hill Jr., 30, of 45 S. West End Blvd., Apt. 405, was arrested Saturday on a Scott City warrant for failure to appear...
Cape fire report 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 12:53 p.m., smoke in a residence at 326 Olive St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 6:57 a.m., an emergency medical service at 240 Hillview St. At 12:57 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at 1100 N. Kingshighway...
Out of the past 6/21/04 (06/21/04)
10 years ago: June 21, 1994 Chief deputy Leonard Hines will take over as Cape Girar-deau County sheriff on Aug. 1, when resignation of Sheriff Norman Copeland becomes effective; Hines, 20-year veteran of law enforcement, was unanimously appointed interim sheriff Monday by county commission...
'Under God' (06/21/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sometimes deciding not to decide is the best decision. That was the case when the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance. Although the five-justice majority was composed of the court's more liberal justices, the decision was based on a conservative principle: Courts should not make unnecessary constitutional pronouncements. The effect of the court's ruling is to leave the pledge as it is...
Sports monuments (06/21/04)
When professional sports fans attend a game, seldom do they consider how the stadium design puts them closer to the action or how an arena was built to give them the greatest vantage point as the teams played. And they don't have to. In several instances, Jackson native Craig Milde did it for them...
Article notes value of archiving (06/21/04)
To the editor: In response to the article "Cape's history in pictures": I got a link to this article from the national archivists' listserv (the Society of American Archivists). I want to commend you for a well-written article. It's notable because it recognizes the value that archives have to a community's memory of itself. ...
Thanks for support of fire sales tax (06/21/04)
To the editor: The residents of Cape Girardeau took advantage of a wonderful opportunity on June 8 to move forward in a positive direction. The city's quarter-cent fire sales tax was approved by a very strong margin of 80.65 percent. On behalf of the city council, I thank you for your support. Your support will allow our public safety departments to keep up with the growing pace of our community and its needs...
Speak Out 06/21/04 (06/21/04)
Proud of scholars I AM so proud to see all the names of the people who made the dean's list this last term. It really made me glad there were that many kids that made it. Storm debris THE STORM that came through Jackson recently took down my fence and a tree in my front yard. ...
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