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Jackson officials vow return to YMCA issue (06/24/04)
Jackson school and city leaders say it's time to resume talks about a YMCA. The subject has taken a nearly four-month hiatus while both public bodies were engulfed with other priorities. "It's been partly my fault," said Mayor Paul Sander. "We haven't pressed it as hard as we did for a while. We're waiting for results from some of the survey before we moved to the next step."...
Military digest 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Navy recruit completes basic training in Illinois Navy Seaman Recruit Brandon K. Suchman, son of Janice and Randal Holland of Cape Girardeau, Mo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. ...
Swingle tapped to prosecute murder case in Columbia (06/24/04)
From staff and wire reports Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle has been appointed to handle a Columbia, Mo., murder case that investigators say involves a former police officer's homosexual relationship with the victim. Swingle's appointment was made to avoid any conflict of interest between the Columbia Police Department and the Boone County prosecutor, Kevin Crane...
State PAC backs Frazier's bid for nomination (06/24/04)
Southeast Missourian Eugene "Pete" Frazier, Republican candidate for state representative from the 158th district, has received an endorsement from the Missouri School Administrators Political Action Committee. Frazier is competing against Phil Brinson and Nathan D. Cooper for the Republican nomination that will be decided in the Aug. 3 election...
Community Q&A (06/24/04)
Name: Kandee Metje Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Daughter, Katelyn, 18; son, Kris, 16. Job: Full-time college student. I will get my degree in middle school education next May. I'm also the public relations director for the Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation...
Shorter season not expected to affect fireworks sales (06/24/04)
Despite a shortened fireworks sales season, area distributors are not expecting a negative impact on sales. The season was shortened from two weeks to one in Cape Girardeau and Jackson as the result of a joint council decision reached Jan. 26. The councils shortened the season, raised the age requirement for purchasing fireworks to 17 and banned the sale of bottle and stick rockets in order to help ensure public safety...
Unfolding the MAP (06/24/04)
Marushka Royse squints at the flat-screen computer monitor in front of her, agonizing over each word in the short-response answers she's grading. The scores she awards for these answers could cost some Missouri school districts -- perhaps even her own -- large sums of money...
Mayor strikes up - not out - the band (06/24/04)
While it is tradition for Cape Girardeau's mayor to be a guest conductor for the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band, after he proposed cuts to the band's budget, Mayor Jay Knudtson was wondering if the band might cut him. It didn't. Not only was Knudtson on hand to serve as guest conductor for the municipal band Wednesday, he came with a T-shirt that read "Cape Mayor Loves Muny Band."...
Ex-officer from Cape acquitted on all but one count (06/24/04)
Former Cape Girardeau police detective Paul Tipler was found guilty of forging a receipt form and not guilty of another count of forgery, theft by deception, tampering with evidence, tampering to hinder prosecution, possession of a defaced firearm, distribution of cocaine, and two counts of patronizing prostitutes...
Community cuisine 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Fund raiser planned at Bald Knob Cross Sandwich platters will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 3 and 4 at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace located in Alto Pass, Ill. All proceeds help preserve the area. For more information, call (618) 893-2344. Hamburger, ice cream on Gordonville menu...
Community digest 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Yard sale raising funds for police, shelter A half price yard sale fund raiser to benefit the Women's Safe House, the SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence and the Cape Girardeau Police Department is planned from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Saturday at 213 N. Russell, Jackson...
Kansas City schools fail to get full accreditation (06/24/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Full state accreditation continues to elude Kansas City schools after coming up short in the latest state review of school programs and student performance. School district officials announced the results of the review Wednesday, saying the district fell two points short of regaining full state accreditation...
Census stats show loss of population in St. Louis (06/24/04)
The city of St. Louis' population decline is nothing new. But there's a distinction in the latest census estimates: America's one-time gateway of westward expansion has lost residents at a larger percentage rate than any city with more than 100,000 people...
Group paid felons for door-to-door voter registration drive (06/24/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Democratic group crucial to John Kerry's presidential campaign has paid felons -- some convicted of sex offenses, assault and burglary -- to conduct door-to-door voter registration drives in at least three election swing states...
Business briefs 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Independent chairmen required for fund boards WASHINGTON -- Mutual fund boards must have chairmen who are independent from the companies managing the funds, the Securities and Exchange Commission ordered Wednesday in a narrow vote as it addressed an industry scandal. ...
AT&T to stop selling traditional residential service (06/24/04)
NEW YORK -- AT&T Corp. said Wednesday it will stop selling traditional local and long-distance residential service in seven states, including Missouri, blaming its move on a court decision that it says will result in higher prices for its use of regional networks...
Stinky flower ready to bloom; gives off corpse-like smell (06/24/04)
STORRS, Conn. -- Wait until the neighbors get a whiff of this. A giant exotic plant that has not bloomed in the Northeast in more than 60 years is ready to flower at the University of Connecticut's greenhouses. The "corpse flower" has the odor of 3-day-old road kill, and UConn botanists couldn't be more excited...
NASA taking more chances to keep space station running (06/24/04)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is taking bigger chances and more of them -- even bending its own safety rules -- to keep the international space station running with a two-man crew and no shuttle visits. Tonight, both astronauts will take a riskier than usual spacewalk, wearing an odd mishmash of Russian and U.S. gear, cut off at times from communications, and struggling with tools in extra-stiff gloves never intended for the repairs they will make...
Toddler is giving lift to health of muscles (06/24/04)
A remarkably brawny German toddler has given researchers new insight into human muscle growth -- knowledge that could lead to breakthrough therapies for muscular dystrophy and other diseases -- perhaps even for diabetes and obesity. Not yet 5, the boy can hold seven-pound weights with arms extended, something many adults cannot do. He has muscles twice the size of other kids his age and half their body fat...
World briefs 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Catholic colleges drawn into political debate An election-year dispute over Roman Catholic politicians and their obedience to church teaching has extended to Catholic colleges, as U.S. bishops collectively warn schools against honoring dissenting lawmakers. ...
U.S. loses war crimes immunity (06/24/04)
From wire reports In a diplomatic defeat shadowed by the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the United States abandoned Wednesday its efforts in the U.N. Security Council to win immunity for U.S. forces and officials from prosecution in the International Criminal Court...
Senate approves $447 billion defense spending bill (06/24/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate late Wednesday approved a $447 billion defense spending bill that covers only part of the Pentagon's upcoming war costs but gives the military a pay raise and increases troop levels. Lawmakers voted 97-0 around 10:30 p.m. CDT on the bill authorizing Pentagon and Energy Department defense programs for the new budget year that begins in October...
Panel - NIH scientists broke rules (06/24/04)
The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- Researchers at the National Institutes of Health violated federal rules by engaging in lucrative collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and not reporting those arrangements to ethics officials as required, according to documents released this week as part of an escalating congressional investigation into conflicts of interest at the agency...
National survey of men attempts to identify the marriage-prone (06/24/04)
NEW YORK -- While most single young men aspire to marriage, about one-fifth are deeply skeptical of the institution and their prospects of making it work, according to a new national survey which closely links men's marital outlook to their upbringing...
Saudi Arabia gives ultimatum to Islamic militants in country (06/24/04)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia offered Islamic militants a limited amnesty Wednesday, saying their lives would be spared if they surrendered but they would face the "full might" of state wrath if they did not. The ultimatum, issued in the name of King Fahd, called on militants to turn themselves in within a month -- suggesting the kingdom was paving the way for a stepped up campaign against al-Qaida-linked fighters who have shaken the country with a series of deadly attacks...
Stunned S. Korea now sees a threat besides the North (06/24/04)
The Los Angeles Times SEOUL, South Korea -- For South Koreans, the beheading of one of their own by Islamic militants has been a cruel initiation into the post-Sept. 11 world. Until now, this Asian nation watched terrorist attacks from a distance. Although the decapitation of Kim Sun Il, 33, took place in Iraq, the horror was thrust into people's living rooms by television footage of the blindfolded hostage in the moments before his death and the cameras that shadowed his distraught parents as they awaited news of their only son's fate.. ...
Al-Qaida terrorists vow to assassinate Iraqi leader (06/24/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The suspected mastermind of beheadings and bombings threatened to assassinate Iraq's prime minister, and U.S. officials claimed Wednesday that an airstrike against a hideout of the al-Qaida-linked militant killed up to 20 of his followers...
U.S. presents proposal to resolve standoff with North Korea (06/24/04)
BEIJING -- U.S. negotiators presented the first detailed American proposal Wednesday on resolving the standoff with North Korea, offering the North energy aid and a security guarantee in exchange for dismantling its nuclear program. The proposal is meant to break an impasse in talks that began their third round after earlier negotiations brought no progress on Washington's demand for the North to scrap its nuclear program...
Ready to ride (06/24/04)
Keven Bricknell has competitively raced mountain bikes the past two years. Patrick Koetting entered his first race earlier this season. Jim Fox and Brian Smentkowski have been on mountain bikes only for fun. But, the four will travel to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, near Marlinton, W.Va., to compete in the 24 Hours of Snowshoe mountain bike race on Saturday and Sunday...
A backseat driver is mandatory in cruiser class (06/24/04)
It's a good thing Jeff Trankler and his brother-in-law, Wayne Bartels, get along. Otherwise, there could be a disaster around every turn. Trankler, 32, and Bartels, 31, have been rolling around together for four years in a type of auto racing class known as cruisers, which sets itself apart from other racing events due to its bizarre two-person requirement. One person steers the car and controls the brake while the other works the gas pedal on the passenger side...
Bullets shoot down Cape's comeback bid with 10-inning victory (06/24/04)
It was a game of attrition for the Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team Wednesday night at Capaha Field, as the Southern Illinois Bullets outlasted Cape in a 14-9, 10-inning game. The game, which was supposed to be the first of two seven-inning matchups between the two teams, finished in 3 hours and 30 minutes. The second game of the doubleheader was not concluded at press time...
Cape, Scott County juniors split doubleheader (06/24/04)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion Kelso Supply junior team lost 21-10 to Scott County in the first game of a doubleheder Tuesday but came back to win 15-5 in the rematch. Lucas Dirnberger was the winning pitcher in the opener for Scott County while Anthony Wulfers took the loss...
With Edmonds ailing, Taguchi returns (06/24/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A minor groin injury to outfielder Jim Edmonds on Wednesday prompted the St. Louis Cardinals to recall outfielder So Taguchi from Class-AAA Memphis. Taguchi was in the lineup playing center field and batting eighth against the Chicago Cubs...
U.S. team looks for center to round out roster (06/24/04)
With one roster spot remaining to be filled, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is expected to choose size over shooting ability. Among the final candidates are Emeka Okafor, Brad Miller and Theo Ratliff, a source told The Associated Press on Wednesday...
Wet weather causes woes at Wimbledon (06/24/04)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Rain washed out the entire day's play at Wimbledon on Wednesday, causing a backlog that could force organizers to schedule matches on the middle Sunday for only the third time in tournament history. After a wait of nearly seven hours, All England Club chief executive Christopher Gorringe announced shortly before 7 p.m. that all play had been called off -- the first complete Wimbledon washout in five years...
Cards win wild one (06/24/04)
ST. LOUIS -- So Taguchi scored the go-ahead run on Paul Bako's passed ball in the eighth inning, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 10-9 Wednesday night. The Cardinals, who have won seven of nine, wasted leads of 3-0 and 5-3 but bounced back and improved to 28-8 at home against the Cubs since the start of the 2000 season...
Nothing certain as draft closes in (06/24/04)
NEW YORK -- Emeka Okafor sat inside a hotel ballroom completely unaware he was setting a record for most shoulder shrugs. On the day before the NBA draft, Okafor still had no idea where he'll be headed -- or whether he'll be chosen first or second...
USADA plans to seek lifetime ban for Montgomery (06/24/04)
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency plans to seek a lifetime ban against 100-meter world record holder Tim Montgomery for alleged drug violations, The Associated Press has learned. Montgomery was notified Wednesday of the charges against him and the punishment he could face, according to two sources familiar with the letter who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity...
Area sports calendar 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Basketball Jackson camps: The Jackson Indian basketball camps will offer a pee-wee camp for grades 1-2 10 a.m.-noon Monday through July 2 at South Elementary; and a shooting camp for grades 4-7 9 a.m.-noon July 19-23 at the multipurpose gym. Info: Darrin Scott, 204-0171....
Area sports digest 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Hamilton cards ace at Cape Girardeau C.C. Tom Hamilton of Cape Girardeau recorded a hole in one Saturday at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Hamilton used a 4 iron to ace No. 16, a par 3 playing 190 yards. Hamilton's wife, Martha, witnessed the shot. The hole in one was the second for the Hamilton household this month. Martha won a trip for two to Puerto Rico with a hole in once during the club's Triple Crown three-person scramble on June 5...
Testers dish on low-carb alternatives (06/24/04)
We tested a variety of snack products that people tend to give up when dieting: candy, cookies, granola bars, chips and ice cream. Our taste test tried to match the low-carb product to a similar product with a higher carb content. What we found is that some of the low-carb products are more expensive and don't have a great deal less carbs than the originals...
Take a daily march against cancer (06/24/04)
Cancer. It's an ugly word, a fearsome reality. It has touched most of our lives by now. But lately, the news has been good. We are getting cancer less and surviving it more when we do. Most of you who are reading this column are of the generation who don't plan on standing around whistling Dixie while the Cancer Man sneaks up on us. So let's get moving, there is much you can do...
Counting carbs - Dieters also need to keep calories in check (06/24/04)
Low-carb products are starting to take up more shelf space than other specialty or diet foods at grocery stores. Shoppers can find breads, pasta, cereal and snacks that claim to be lower in carbohydrates and suitable for Atkins and South Beach dieters...
Health calendar 6/24 (06/24/04)
Today Newborn massage class at 10 a.m. in Generations Family Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The course is for parents or caregivers and newborns up to six weeks old. Call 651-5825 for information. Preparation for childbirth class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center conference room...
In touch with my inner runner (06/24/04)
June 24, 2004 Dear David, There must be a time-release gene that kicks in during middle age to make otherwise reasonable people do unreasonable things. Some people leave the work-a-day grind in a cubicle behind to become a masseuse. Others buy a boat and set off to save souls on the subcontinent...
Film of two tigers tells thoughtful tale (06/24/04)
Instead of taking the children to "Garfield: The Movie," consider "Two Brothers," starring real cool cats. Director/co-writer Jean-Jacques Annaud, who made the lovely 1989 nature tale "The Bear," returns to the difficult art of the live-animal adventure and delivers another winner...
People talk 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
'60 Minutes' Rooney makes sexiest ballot NEW YORK -- Many words come to mind when describing Andy Rooney. Opinionated. Cranky. Curmudgeonly. Sexy? Perhaps. The 85-year-old "60 Minutes" commentator is among the candidates on Playgirl magazine's online ballot for sexiest TV newscaster. ...
William Hett (06/24/04)
William F. Hett, 83, of Mesa, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, Ariz. He was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Egypt Mills, son of William and Clare Hett. He married Kathryn Reed, who died Sept. 27, 2002. Hett retired as a riverboat captain with Mobil Oil Co...
Marina Klipfel (06/24/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Marina Lorena Klipfel, 82, of Oran died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born March 27, 1922, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Joseph Nicholas and Coletta Theresa Baudendistel Welter. She and William Leo Klipfel were married Jan, 8, 1946. He died June 15, 1976...
Geraldine Rosenthal (06/24/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Geraldine F. "Gerry" Shasteen Rosenthal, 83, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill., following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Green County, Ark. She married Estel Rosenthal, who preceded her in death...
Rollie Craft (06/24/04)
Rollie Craft, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Monticello House. He was born Dec. 28, 1916, at Neelys Landing, son of Charlie and Katie Clingingsmith Craft. He and Margie Myer were married Nov. 1, 1946. Craft was a construction worker in the Cape Girardeau area, and also worked at the former Track-side gas station in Jackson and the former Westlake Quarry near Neelys Landing, retiring in 1974. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church near Pocahontas...
Births 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Rhodes Daughter to Dr. Joel P. and Jeanie L. Rhodes of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:28 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004. Name, Ella Holley. Weight, 8 pounds 15 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Rhodes is the former Jeanie Wren, daughter of John and Jeanie Haertling of Cape Girardeau. Rhodes is the son of Dr. Jim and Judy Rhodes of Branson, Mo...
Cape/Jackson police reports 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Ryan A. Quick, 28, of 416 Louis St., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Charles Weston Madden, 36, of 1003 S. Pacific St., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of trespassing...
Out of the past 6/24/04 (06/24/04)
10 years ago: June 24, 1994 Southeast Missouri State University administration, backed by school's fund-raising foundation, has embarked on campaign to help win passage of $250 million, statewide bond issue for capital improvements. Proposed coast-to-coast Transamerica Transportation Corridor -- touted locally as Interstate 66 project -- isn't economically feasible, according to final executive summary...
Politics in churches (06/24/04)
(Minneapolis) Star Tribune A handful of GOP leaders have shown an audacious and appalling tendency to use the tools of government to maintain their hold on political power. ... The latest tactic is a disturbing effort to change the federal tax code and enlist hundreds of Protestant churches into the Bush re-election campaign. .....
Musical ambassadors (06/24/04)
Every other summer since 1990, Dr. Robert Gifford has taken the best high school musicians in the state on a performing tour across Europe that in many cases was the teenagers' first trip abroad. This year the students will perform in London, Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy and no doubt will deepen their understanding of the world...
Response team was professional (06/24/04)
To the editor: In life, you take thing for granted. As residents of Cape Girardeau, we tend to take our fire department for granted. Recently I had a medical emergency. My wife called 911 for help. The prompt and efficient way our fire department responded to my needs was absolutely wonderful. From the 911 dispatcher to battalion chief Bob Kembel, fireman Ronald Morris and other firefighters from Station No. 3, I had professionalism at its best. Thank you, Cape Girardeau Fire Department...
Sears policies benefit troops (06/24/04)
To the editor: In this era of shameful corporate misbehavior, the question deserves to be asked, "What kind of corporate citizens should we, are we, inviting into our home community?" While not intending to slight anyone not mentioned, in our opinion the Sears example is one that sets the positive standard. ...
Angel in balcony gives photo gift (06/24/04)
To the editor: On Sept. 4, 1965, at St. Mary's Cathedral, a double wedding was taking place. As the first young bride and groom exited the church's front door in gown and tuxedo, there came a tap on the shoulder of the new bride. As she turned she saw a familiar face. ...
Speak Out 06/24/04 (06/24/04)
New stores, new traffic I'M SO glad Cape Girardeau is getting two new stores to bring in more tax dollars, mostly on the back of the county residents. So many people from the county come to Cape for necessities, the doctors, jobs and entertainment. ...
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