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Stories from Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Hydrochloric acid leak shuts down Capaha Pool (06/23/04)
A hydrochloric acid leak in the chemical storage room of the Cape Girardeau municipal pool in Capaha Park on Tuesday brought out the city's fire department to dispose of the hazardous material. The department got the call at 5:33 p.m., after the regular pool hours had ended and lessons were being held. The pool was evacuated, even though the leak was contained to the storage room...
Jackson schools reducing cuts after funding is restored (06/23/04)
One year ago, the Jackson School District faced a $1.76 million spending deficit even after severe cuts to staff and expenditures. Student programs were considered next on the chopping block. However, the axes have been put away for the coming school year. State and local funding have increased, allowing the Jackson School Board to approve a $28 million balanced budget for 2004-2005 at its Tuesday night meeting...
Sprays, other items guard against West Nile (06/23/04)
To help avoid getting West Nile, an array of mosquito-repelling sprays, wipes and lotions that contain anywhere from 7 percent DEET to almost 100 percent are available at retail stores. The percentage of DEET in a product relates to how long it will last, so a product with 7 percent DEET should be effective from one to two hours...
West Nile's new buzz (06/23/04)
Over the last few years, West Nile virus has become -- like its carrier, the mosquito -- a pesky and potentially dangerous part of summer. And it already has made its return to Missouri. As of Tuesday, mosquitoes in St. Louis County tested positive for the disease, as did seven birds from various parts of the state. Three of the birds were from St. Charles County, one from Jefferson County, one in St. Clair County, one in Benton County and one in Jasper County...
Southeast to repair library brick by brick (06/23/04)
Kent Library has acted like a sponge for years, its walls soaking up moisture rather than repelling it. Southeast Missouri State University now hopes to address the problem brick by brick. Foeste Masonry began removing the 36-year-old tan bricks on the exterior of Kent Library June 10...
Jackson woman sends yard sale profits to police, shelter (06/23/04)
Lorie Peats has decided to do an encore and this time she means to spread the proceeds outside of her hometown of Jackson. After the May 6 tornado leveled parts of Jackson last year, Peats raised $900 for the Jackson fire and police departments by having a yard sale fund raiser, selling her own items and those donated by 15 local families at a total of five yard sales. ...
Injured trooper's condition improving (06/23/04)
Friends and family are "encouraged" by the physical progress being made by Sgt. Bradley Lively, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman. Lively was struck by a car on Interstate 55 during a routine traffic stop on June 15. Both of his legs were broken and he is still in the hospital...
Time running out to get dream home ticket (06/23/04)
Today is the last day to purchase tickets at Union Planter Banks for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. The $100 ticket makes you eligible to win a $250,000 house in Touchdown Estates in Jackson. Money raised from the giveaway will go toward St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. After today, people can still purchase tickets by calling (800) 382-8604...
Trial begins for former narcotics detective (06/23/04)
A jury from St. Louis will decide whether former Cape Girardeau police detective Paul Tipler violated the law or if he is, as his attorney claims, merely a cop who didn't always follow procedure. Tipler is charged with stealing from the Cape Girardeau Police Department, distributing drugs, tampering with evidence and patronizing prostitutes while working as a narcotics detective...
Region digest 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
Four charged for stealing candy, charity money BENTON, Mo. -- Four men have been charged in connection with two weekend burglaries, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office. Brant A. Heuring, 18, of Benton; Mitchell A. Bryant, 18, of Chaffee, Mo.; and Heath M. ...
Club news 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
Town & Country FCE The Town and Country FCE Club met at Cedar Street on June 10 with eight members present. A devotional titled "Solitude" was read by Lois Seabaugh. The club project for this month was exchanging of secret pal gifts for members' birthdays...
Judge grants new block to abortion law (06/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge on Tuesday again suspended the enforcement of a state law requiring a 24-hour wait to receive abortions. The order comes only weeks after a federal appeals court panel lifted a temporary restraining order imposed by the same judge against the same law...
Four charged for stealing candy, charity money (06/23/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Four men have been charged in connection with two weekend burglaries, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office. Brant A. Heuring, 18, of Benton; Mitchell A. Bryant, 18, of Chaffee, Mo.; and Heath M. Watkins, 19, and Lee D. Ziegler, 18, both of Sikeston, have each been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of stealing. ...
Democratic hopefuls attack GOP policies in House bid (06/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The two Democratic candidates for Missouri's 8th District seat in Congress have many things in common, but their chief similarity is opposition to what they see as the failed economic policies of President George W. Bush and his fellow Republicans...
McCaskill touts endorsement of Harriett Woods (06/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former Lt. Gov. Harriet Woods, who supported Bob Holden in his 2000 gubernatorial campaign, is now backing State Auditor Claire McCaskill in her Democratic primary challenge of Holden. McCaskill's campaign released a statement Wednesday from Woods pledging to support McCaskill in the Aug. 3 election and praising her as "a force for reform and progress."...
New agriculture rules set for governor's OK (06/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden today plans to sign into law an omnibus agriculture bill that includes provisions standardizing meat inspection regulations and to encourage farmers to pay required levies for boll weevil eradication. Holden is to sign the legislation in St. Joseph after having conducted bill-signing ceremonies in other parts of the state this election year. It will take effect Aug. 28...
The show after sunset (06/23/04)
Anyone working the night shift knows it can be an out-of-sight, out-of-mind kind of experience. You sleep when you can and socialize as you can. And so it is with many insects, like the much-maligned moth. The moth is primarily a creature of the night -- seldom noticed, therefore little regarded when compared with its more visible daytime cousin, the butterfly...
'Lord of Rings' actress Liv Tyler pregnant, magazine says (06/23/04)
NEW YORK -- Actress Liv Tyler is pregnant with her first child, a magazine reported. Tyler, the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, is married to rock singer Royston Langdon, of the band Spacehog. Her baby is due this winter, People magazine said Monday...
Senate approves raising fines against indecent programming (06/23/04)
WASHINGTON -- Faced with public ire over racy language, explicit scenes and skin-baring outfits, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed on Tuesday to fine radio and television broadcasters and personalities as much as $3 million a day for airing indecent entertainment...
Wal-Mart hit by lawsuit on gender bias (06/23/04)
A sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won class-action status Tuesday, allowing it to include up to 1.6 million current and former female employees in the largest private civil rights case in U.S. history. The case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., covers store employees and charges the retail giant with discrimination in both pay and promotions. The class covers all women who have worked at Wal-Mart stores since Dec. 26, 1998...
State Department reports rise in terror worldwide (06/23/04)
WASHINGTON -- Significant acts of terror worldwide reached a 21-year high in 2003, the State Department announced Tuesday as it corrected a mistaken report that had been cited to boost President Bush's war on terror. Incidents of terrorism increased slightly during the year, and the number of people wounded rose dramatically, the department said...
Bush - 'Never ordered torture' (06/23/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush claimed the right to waive anti-torture laws and treaties covering prisoners of war after the invasion of Afghanistan, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized guards to strip detainees and threaten them with dogs, according to documents released Tuesday...
Court allows Gypsies to sue IBM over alleged Holocaust link (06/23/04)
GENEVA -- A Swiss court has cleared the way for Gypsies to sue IBM over allegations that the computer company's expertise helped the Nazis commit mass murder more efficiently, the plaintiffs' attorney said Tuesday. The Geneva appeals court disagreed with a lower court that refused to hear the case last year on grounds it lacked jurisdiction, said the Gypsies' attorney, Henri-Philippe Sambuc...
Putin promises more troops for troubled Russian republic (06/23/04)
CHERMEN, Russia -- Thousands of Russian troops streamed into a province bordering war-torn Chechnya on Tuesday to search for heavily armed militant separatists who killed at least 57 people in fierce attacks. President Vladimir Putin vowed to stop the spreading insurgency...
Militants in Iraq behead South Korean hostage (06/23/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Islamic militants Tuesday beheaded a South Korean who pleaded in a heart-wrenching videotape that "I don't want to die" after his government refused to pull its troops from Iraq. He was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month...
Capahas fall to Golden Spikes (06/23/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The Plaza Tire Capahas lost for the third time in their last four games, as the host St. Louis Golden Spikes recorded a 7-6 victory Tuesday night. Plaza Tire (9-3) was outhit 12-9 and also made three errors, which led to three unearned runs for the Golden Spikes (23-6)...
Atlanta prep star Dwight Howard may go No. 1 in NBA draft (06/23/04)
ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard rattles off names with the same ease that he used to dunk over shorter, slower high school opponents. Kevin Garnett. He's got the game. David Robinson. He had the demeanor. Howard wants to be a little bit like both. "Kevin Garnett, that's my man right there," Howard said. "I try to do everything close to Kevin Garnett. I watch a lot of his tapes."...
Williams works toward return (06/23/04)
A year after a motorcycle crash left Jay Williams fearful he would never walk again, the former Chicago Bulls guard is holding out hope that he will return to the NBA. "I'm not running and dunking on people yet," Williams, 22, said by phone Tuesday from Durham, N.C., where he has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation since last summer. "I wish I could. But I'm definitely making huge steps compared to where I was last year."...
Bird - Pacers could make better deal for McGrady (06/23/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Larry Bird believes the Indiana Pacers made a better offer for Tracy McGrady than the package of players the Houston Rockets have proposed sending to the Orlando Magic. "My personal opinion is they might have got a better deal from us," Bird said Tuesday when asked about the reported deal that would send McGrady to the Rockets for a package including Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley...
Serena thrives; grass won't grow on Safin (06/23/04)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams loves Wimbledon. Marat Safin hates it. She walked out on Centre Court with a diva's confidence Tuesday and extended her winning streak to 15 matches at the All England Club. He gave up during another early loss and says he's finished trying to do well here...
Cubs cut Cards lead to a game (06/23/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Isringhausen pitched carefully to Sammy Sosa and walked him in the eighth inning. Aramis Ramirez made the St. Louis Cardinals' closer pay. Ramirez hit a two-out, two-run double off Isringhausen to send the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory Tuesday night...
Cardinals' future home proceeds on schedule (06/23/04)
ST. LOUIS -- With the foundations of their new stadium slowly taking shape before them, St. Louis Cardinals officials Tuesday said the $345 million successor to Busch Stadium remains on track for completion in early 2006. And plans, they say, are afoot for a send-off to the Cardinals' longtime home...
Bobcats keep an eye on budget (06/23/04)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Choosing an assortment of players with mostly low profiles and low salaries, the Charlotte Bobcats began stocking their roster Tuesday night by selecting 19 players in the expansion draft. Jahidi White of Phoenix, Marcus Fizer of Chicago, Gerald Wallace of Sacramento and Predrag Drobnjak of the Los Angeles Clippers were the most experienced players among the Bobcats' selections from the other 29 NBA franchises...
Sports briefs 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
Baseball Suspended top draft pick Matt Bush allegedly bit one of the bouncers who tried to escort the San Diego Padres' prospect out of a bar, police said Tuesday. Following his arrest early Sunday in Peoria, Ariz., Bush was suspended indefinitely by the team. ...
Plenty of activities will stave off summer lull in gardening (06/23/04)
With the feverish pitch of spring planting past, there is a lull in the garden. Flower, vegetable and fruit plants are growing, building like a wave that sweeps over the garden to transform it into a cornucopia of colors, aromas and flavors. Are you looking for some things to do as this wave peaks?...
Olives can give summer salads a flavor lift (06/23/04)
Salads can make great eating most of the year, but they have a special place on summertime menus. It's easy enough to throw into a salad whatever's at hand, but it's also fun to try specific combinations of ingredients for a change of pace. Olives in various forms give salads a flavor lift, antipasto-style. Here are a couple of salad variations using olives, to serve at the dining table, or for al fresco eating and picnics...
Chef combines lamb and 'warm Caesar salad with pasta added' (06/23/04)
Brooke Vosika, executive chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, oversees the hotel's culinary operations, including its Fifty Seven Fifty Seven restaurant. A native of Philadelphia, he started working for the hotel company in 1982, soon after graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y...
Sweet-and-sour grilled chicken a quick way to please children (06/23/04)
The Associated Press It's a snap to make this dish, and children love its sweet flavor. That's one reason why it's an apt example of the useful contents of "Family Fun -- Fast Family Dinners." Recipes range from at-home salad bar to banana cream pie. And all of them can be prepared in under 30 minutes, the editors promise, with cooking times varying from a 5-minute stir-fry to a 5-hour slow-cooker stew...
Florida not the same without gator stories (06/23/04)
It's the classic Florida news story. No, not the one last week about one 74-year-old man crashing his car into the Tampa International Airport and hitting another 74-year-old man in the process -- they both survived just fine, by the way. I mean the one from Tuesday out of Inverness, where a lady heard her two dachshunds barking wildly in the yard and went out to investigate. She found a 4-foot-long alligator under her pickup and called 911...
Enjoy fresh berries in a homemade pie (06/23/04)
Scott and I had the opportunity to visit with Truman and Ruth Smith recently, and the first thing Truman asked about was a good recipe for blueberry pie. I told him I had a good one that I would share with him and other recipe lovers. We enjoyed this pie several years ago with Ray and Joan Haring, and I have kept the recipe since then...
Magazines claim Mary-Kate Olsen suffers from eating disorder (06/23/04)
NEW YORK -- Mary-Kate Olsen, the brunette half of the Olsen twins entertainment empire, has entered a treatment facility "to seek professional help for a health-related issue," her publicist said Tuesday. Us Weekly and People magazines reported that Olsen has an eating disorder and entered the unidentified treatment center during the past few days...
AFI goes 'Over the Rainbow' to find top American movie tune (06/23/04)
LOS ANGELES -- There's no song like "Over the Rainbow." Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale's wistful ditty in "The Wizard of Oz" led the American Film Institute's list of 100 best movie songs Tuesday, followed by "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca" at No. 2 and the title tune from "Singin' in the Rain" at No. 3...
Eugene Blumer (06/23/04)
LAKE OF EGYPT, Ill. -- A memorial service for Eugene N. "Sonny" Blumer of Lake of Egypt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake of Egypt Christian Church. The Rev. Leroy Waggoner will officiate. Military rites by VFW Post 1301 and American Legion Post 147...
Sue Ford (06/23/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Maryln Sue Ford, 56, of Advance died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 16, 1947, in Wayne County, Mo., daughter of Earnest and Etta Marie Hovis Abernathy. She and Troy Ford were married June 28, 1969, at Hiram, Mo...
Gloria Dumey (06/23/04)
Gloria Dean Dumey, 76, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away Monday, June 21, 2004, at the home of her daughter. She had lived in St. Charles, Mo., more than two years. She was born Oct. 29, 1927, at Oran, Mo., daughter of Amos "Cleve" and Dora Mae Mull Evans. She and Ray A. Dumey were married May 7, 1949, in St. Louis. He passed away June 18, 2000...
James Larry Sr. (06/23/04)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- James M. Larry Sr., 82, of Olmsted died Monday, June 21, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Cairo, Ill., son of Jerry and Jennie Grace Larry. He and Gladys Rainwater were married Oct. 28, 1945. James worked as an assistant director at Shawnee Development Council and later retired from Burkart as a dispatcher...
Anna Wright (06/23/04)
Anna Mae Wright, 89, of South Roxana, Ill., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton, Ill. She was born April 20, 1915, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of Miles "Mide" and Venus Morning Star Waterman. She and Howard "Jack" Greenley were married in 1931. She later married Glenn Wright in 1956. Both preceded her in death...
Geraldine Rosenthal (06/23/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Geraldine Rosenthal, 83, of Anna died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Births 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
Havill Son to Clayton John and Jennifer Kirsten Havill of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:33 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004. Name, Collin Jefferson. Weight, 9 pounds. First child. Mrs. Havill is the former Jennifer Altenthal, daughter of Brad and Karen Altenthal of Cape Girar-deau. She is a program manager at TG Missouri Corp. Havill is the son of Marv and Judy Havill of Jefferson, Wis. He is an engineer at Procter & Gamble...
Cape/Jackson police reports 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Eric L. Ford, 38, of 45 S. West End Blvd., was arrested Monday on suspicion of disturbing the peace/ indecent exposure. Thefts A scooter was reported stolen Monday at 212 S. West End Blvd...
Cape fire report 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Monday: At 1:10 p.m., a fire alarm at 164 Simers Drive. At 6:05 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1098 Linden St. At 7:04 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2928 Cuesta Drive. At 8:51 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1900 Thilenius St...
Out of the past 6/23/04 (06/23/04)
10 years ago: June 23, 1994 Proposed hiking and biking trail along Bloomfield Road annexation property could cost city of Cape Girardeau $25,000 annually in maintenance if approval is granted by Missouri Highway and Transportation Department; property owners requesting annexation have proposed trail, which would extend from Siemers Drive to County Road 206 or Benton Hill Road...
Danforth hearing sets stage for important posting (06/23/04)
Former Missouri U.S. senator Jack Danforth had his confirmation hearing last week. Appointed by President George Bush to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, this is a most prestigious and important appointment, especially in the international scenario of a split United Nations over support of our country's actions in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan...
It's the law (06/23/04)
There are some basic traffic laws that everyone learns to obey when obtaining a driver's license: stopping at intersections with posted signs and yielding to oncoming traffic on the highway, for example. And then there are some courtesies of the road that we pick up through experience behind the wheel: moving to the side of the road to let a funeral procession pass or into the passing lane to give a stalled or stopped vehicle on the shoulder plenty of space...
Missile message would end war (06/23/04)
To the editor: Another American civilian has been beheaded in the Middle East. It is time for President Bush to bring all Americans home and postmark two ICBM missiles, one for the Kashmir region and one for Baghdad. Turn them into a sea of glass and let them find out what fire and missiles from the United States are really all about, thus ending al-Qaida's regime of madness...
Reagan's caisson had big impact (06/23/04)
To the editor: I have always been a fan of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan. I was at a church conference when we received the word that Reagan had passed away. As things happened, our regional planning council was to meet in Washington during the days the 40th president would lie in state...
Speak Out 06/23/04 (06/23/04)
Making ends meet HOW MANY HUD homes are barely getting by with their wants and not their needs? How many people on assistance of any kind pay $40 a month or more on cable TV, high-speed Internet, cigarettes or expensive video games? I don't feel any of these luxuries should be available in HUD homes. ...
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