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Region briefs 6/25/04 (06/25/04)
Korean War era planes to race at Cape airport A group of Navy planes, the style of plane used in the Korean War, will be visiting the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport today. The Airport is expecting close to 20 planes to arrive this evening and will hold a barbecue, free to the public, at 6 p.m. The planes will conduct races at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning...
Music festival in Jackson features young, local talent (06/25/04)
It is safe to say that there is no shortage of musical performances to be found in the Cape Girardeau area during the summer. Municipal bands play weekly, bluegrass festivals are in full swing and wineries offer weekly live shows, not to mention live shows at downtown bars...
Hurt trooper struck in I-55 passing lane (06/25/04)
St. Louis resident Talisa Jackson saw the police lights and the black sport utility vehicle that had just been pulled over. She switched over to the left lane when she said Cape Girardeau state trooper Sgt. Bradley Lively "hopped" out in front of her rental car, trying to wave her to the side of the road...
Jackson schools to insure students' activities (06/25/04)
All high school athletes in Missouri are required to have accident insurance to participate in sports, but as many as one in six may not really have coverage. Citing that statistic from the U.S. Census Bureau, officials in the Jackson School District have opted to pay for up to $50,000 in insurance coverage for each student participating in sports and other activities, such as band and scholar bowl, sponsored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association...
Getting a clue at the crime scene (06/25/04)
Dried blood on a knife. Red stains on the sidewalk. A torn piece of clothing. A cigarette butt. A pair of sandals. A dropped textbook. An empty water bottle. An abandoned bicycle. These are just some of the clues that greeted 15 children at a mock crime scene Thursday in the courtyard of Magill Hall at Southeast Missouri State University...
KC schools fail to get accreditation (06/25/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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...
Missouri's newest prison opens to the public (06/25/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new, high-tech prison for the state's most violent criminals opened its doors to the public Thursday, but it will be a few months before inmates move in. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in a gymnasium of the Jefferson City Correctional Center with Gov. Bob Holden, legislators and local leaders...
Political group that paid felons will do background checks (06/25/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A political group that paid felons to conduct door-to-door voter registration drives with the aim of ousting President Bush in the 2004 election pledged Thursday to weed out any employees convicted of violent or serious offenses...
Prosecutors - 92 million AOL screen names sold to spammers (06/25/04)
NEW YORK -- Millions of AOL customers were hit with junk e-mail after an America Online insider stole the Internet giant's subscriber list and sold it to spammers, prosecutors say. The scheme resulted in AOL customers being sent unsolicited advertisements for herbal penile enhancement pills and Internet gambling come-ons, prosecutors said Wednesday...
Space Station astronauts go out, quickly return after leak (06/25/04)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Two astronauts who stepped out of the international space station for an unusually risky spacewalk were quickly ordered back in Thursday when Mission Control spotted a pressure drop in one of the men's oxygen tanks. NASA stressed that the spacemen were never in any danger. They were safely in the pressurized confines of the orbiting complex within minutes, and said they were feeling fine...
Medicare lottery will give drug coverage to 50,000 (06/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- Medicare is planning a lottery later this year for people with cancer, multiple sclerosis and several other diseases. For the 50,000 winners, the government will start helping pay for their medicine, but more than 450,000 others must wait until 2006...
Senate OKs $416 billion for Pentagon (06/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate gave overwhelming approval Thursday to a $416 billion Pentagon spending bill for next year, including a $25 billion down payment for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and extra money for adding 20,000 Army troops and equipment like Chinook helicopters...
Verizon recalls cell phone batteries due to burn risks (06/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- Verizon Wireless is recalling about 50,000 LG brand cell phone batteries, some of which may be counterfeit, because they can overheat when charging and cause burns. Among the 18 reports involving the TM-510 batteries, a phone exploded and burned the user, and a fire in a car began after a phone overcharged, spokesman Scott Wolfson of the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday...
Secret Indian settlement revealed in remote Utah (06/25/04)
SALT LAKE CITY -- For more than 50 years, rancher Waldo Wilcox kept most outsiders off his land and the secret under wraps: a string of ancient Indian settlements so remarkably well-preserved that arrowheads and beads are still lying out in the open...
Car bombs, armed attacks sweep Sunni Muslim areas (06/25/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents set off car bombs and seized police stations Thursday in an offensive aimed at creating chaos ahead of next week's handover of power to a new Iraqi government. U.S. and Iraqi forces regained control in heavy fighting, but the day's violence killed more than 100 people, including three U.S. soldiers...
Burke recognized for work on track, in class (06/25/04)
Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University distance runner Jennifer Burke has been named to the third team CoSIDA Academic All-America women's cross country/track and field team. Burke, who has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in health management, is the second Southeast athlete to be named Academic All-America this year, joining basketball player Derek Winans...
Tigers add Butler assistant Meyer to coaching staff (06/25/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri hired Butler assistant Jeff Meyer to fill the last vacancy on Quin Snyder's basketball staff, an opening created by a resignation prompted by an NCAA investigation. "I'm excited," Meyer said Thursday. "I share his mission of representing the University of Missouri with excellence and integrity...
Bats quiet in Caps' win (06/25/04)
When two strong amateur baseball teams with solid pitching take part in a wood bat game, the contest figures to be low scoring and fast paced. That was the case Thursday night at Capaha Field as the Plaza Tire Capahas and Tradewater (Ky.) Pirates squared off...
Jackson, Cape Legion teams lose in tourney (06/25/04)
The Jackson and Cape Girardeau American Legion teams dropped opening games in the Paducah Tournament on Thursday in Paducah, Ky. Jackson's RE/MAX Achievers dropped their opener 9-4 to Harrisburg, Ill. The Achievers were hindered by a costly fifth inning, which saw Harrisburg score four unearned runs. Josh Snell took the loss, allowing nine runs -- four earned -- in five innings. Brandon Gendron had two hits and two RBIs for Jackson, which fell to 11-5...
Cape juniors host wooden bat tourney (06/25/04)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team will host the 2004 Nathan Wibbenmeyer Memorial Wooden Bat Tournament -- a 10-team three-day tournament that starts today at Notre Dame Regional High School and Central High School. Cape's Kelso Supply opens the tournament today with an 8 a.m. game against Scott City at Notre Dame. Also at 8 this morning, Jackson will play Sikeston at Central...
St. Louis increases lead over Chicago (06/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Seeing more of Chris Carpenter is not helping the Chicago Cubs at all. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander threw eight sharp innings, had two hits and an RBI and started a big double play in a 4-0 victory against the Cubs on Thursday night...
Kline, La Russa say incident is old news (06/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals reliever Steve Kline, who made an obscene gesture and yelled toward the dugout Wednesday night, said Thursday he has not been fined and would move forward as if nothing had happened. Both Kline and manager Tony La Russa insisted Kline's meltdown during the sixth inning of a 10-9 victory over the Chicago Cubs was old news. ...
Howard is Magic's man (06/25/04)
NEW YORK -- In the capital city of sarcasm, Emeka Okafor answered with a straight face when asked about being chosen second rather than first in the NBA draft. "It made me feel real special, all warm inside," Okafor deadpanned on a night when potential was valued more than experience and high schoolers were a hotter commodity than college kids...
Bonds blasts accuser (06/25/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds avoided specifics Thursday when asked about the latest doping allegations against him, instead unleashing a flurry of expletives toward sprinter Tim Montgomery. Montgomery reportedly testified to a grand jury that the man at the center of a Bay Area steroid scandal told him he supplied the San Francisco Giants' slugger with performance-enhancing drugs...
Venus, Martina bounced out of tournament (06/25/04)
The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England -- With all her injuries and mediocre play of late, the last thing Venus Williams needed was for her opponent to be awarded an extra point. That's precisely what happened Thursday in the second round at Wimbledon, and Williams lost to Karolina Sprem 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), the 2000-01 champion's earliest exit at the All England Club since 1997...
Houston acquires outfielder Beltran (06/25/04)
Center fielder Carlos Beltran was traded from Kansas City to the Houston Astros on Thursday night as part of a three-way deal that also sent reliever Octavio Dotel to Oakland. The last-place Royals wound up with three prospects: highly touted third baseman Mark Teahen and right-hander Mike Wood from Oakland and catcher John Buck from the Astros...
Sorento offers plenty of surprises (06/25/04)
Kia Sorento has amazing warranty and features It takes moxie to compete with the big-four SUV sales leaders Ford, Chevy, Jeep and Dodge, but that's what Kia is doing with the Sorento, a true off-road capable vehicle that also offers all the traditional SUV features. It's a fact that the only dirt most SUVs will ever see is garden dirt. But Sorento is designed for real trail busting, with its body-on-frame design and low-range four-wheel-drive...
Take a chance on the fun car (06/25/04)
Dear Tom and Ray: What's happening to the VW brand? I used to think VW cars were made to last forever and were built with incredible German precision and care. Now I find out that all of the small models they sell in the United States, like the Jetta I'm considering, are made in Mexico. ...
It's not golf; it's life science (06/25/04)
I've been doing some important and highly scientific research. And I've learned an awful lot about visitors to our fair River City of Roses by the Bridge who arrive by steamboats. I've listened to some of the passengers after they disembark in their shorts and comfy sandals all set to explore the wonders of Cape Girardeau...
A life on the mend (06/25/04)
Kym Tuvim started playing the piano at age 5, the guitar at 12 and began writing her own songs when she was 9. Now, at 35, Tuvim is a seasoned musician, but tonight marks the first time she has performed her music in Missouri. This Seattle-based singer-songwriter's performance will be the last Tunes at Twilight show until Aug. 13. She will also perform at an Underberg House Concert on Saturday...
Newest chapter in visual story tells of statehood in 1821 (06/25/04)
The latest addition to the Mississippi River Tales murals is about Missouri statehood, which took place in 1821. The whale and lighthouse represent the state of Maine, while the riverboat and Mississippi River represent Missouri. Maine and Missouri came into the Union as part of the Missouri Compromise, which balanced the number of free states and slave states in the Union. Maine entered the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state...
Artifacts 6/25 (06/25/04)
Tickets on sale soon for theater, dance season Tickets go on sale July 1 for the 2004-2005 season of Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance. The season opens Oct. 1 with "The Diary of Anne Frank," which will run until Oct. ...
New growth at Garden Gallery (06/25/04)
Last August, the Garden Gallery opened above Grace Cafe on Broadway with the idea that it would be a place that would support the arts and artists in Cape Girardeau. Almost a year later, the gallery has expanded its size and extended its mission with an artisan cooperative group and display room...
Everybody's a critic - 'Dodgeball' (06/25/04)
Three stars (out of four) I have to admit, "Dodgeball" is a really good comedy. It is corporate America versus the little guy, or the bully jocks take on the underdog misfits and lose. When a rundown gym (Average Joe's) is on the verge of foreclosure and the big national chain gym across the street wants to buy it, there is only one thing left to do, win the world championship Dodgeball tournament for $50,000...
Coming to theatres 6/25 (06/25/04)
'Fahrenheit 9/11' Documentarian Michael Moore sets his sights on President George W. Bush's response to the terrorist attacks masterminded by Osama bin Laden. Rated R for language and violent and disturbing images, running time 116 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Charles Kovach (06/25/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Charles K. Kovach, 79, of Anna died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Union County Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of John and Olga Sicos Kovach. He and Doris Broadway were married July 14, 1946, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Mary Coffman (06/25/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Ellen Coffman, 83, of Anna died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Anna, daughter of John Gibbs and Elizabeth Marian Jones Chase. She and Joseph Leroy "Roy" Coffman were married July 27, 1940, in Chester, Pa. He died Aug. 12, 1966...
Mary Schultz (06/25/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Lou Schultz, 70, of Perryville died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Oakdale, Wis., daughter of Walter and Jean Mizer Taylor. Schultz was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons, Ron Schultz of Perryville, Randy Schultz of Roscoe, Ill., Ralph "Skip" Bolton of Jamesville, Wis.; two daughters, Sherry Schoenrock of Rockford, Ill., Sue Watts of Eldorado, Texas; four sisters, Geraldine Adams of Pickerel, Wis., Meredith Eisfeldt of Warrens, Wis., Sheryl Gunder of Oakdale, Patricia Smith of Rockford; five brothers, Walter Taylor Jr. ...
Lee Davis (06/25/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Lee Henry "Duck" Davis, 68, of Charleston died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at his home. He was born June 27, 1935, at Wyatt, Mo., son of Solomon and Maggie Elam Davis. He and Emma Lee Johnson were married April 16, 1957. She died Aug. 13, 1991...
L.B. Ates (06/25/04)
Lewis B. Ates, 70, of Muskegon, Mich., died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. He was born May 4, 1934, at Millersville, son of Tony Otto and Alma Fulbright Ates. He married Elizabeth O'Brien, who died Oct. 3, 1996. Ates was an inspector 38 years with Seal Power Corp. He was a member of Eagles Aerie and Moose Lodge in Muskegon...
LaVern Biri (06/25/04)
JACKSON -- LaVern Biri, 84, of Jackson died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are pending with the McComb Funeral Home in Jackson.
Diane Wilson (06/25/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Norma Diane Wilson, 39, of Sikeston died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of complications from heart surgery. She was born Dec. 4, 1964, in St. Louis, daughter of Eddie and Evelyn Webb. She and Darrel Wilson were married March 2, 1991...
Helen Musgraves (06/25/04)
Helen Musgraves, 82, of Centralia, Mo., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. She was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Lloyd and Myrtle Kidd Cox. She and Wilson Musgraves were married in 1942. He died in 1985...
Robert Wheatley (06/25/04)
ANNISTON, Mo. -- Robert Eugene Wheatley, 68, of Anniston died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1935, in New Madrid County, Mo., son of Robert "Red Bob" and Beatrice Redfering Wheatley. He and Anna Bernice Poynor were married Sept. 21, 1956, in Union City, Tenn. She died April 12, 2004...
Dorothy Richards (06/25/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Dorothy Catherin Richards, 74, of Oran died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 31, 1929, in Martinville, Ark., daughter of Talbert and Addie Herring Lovelady. She and Jack A. Richards were married March 12, 1989...
Victoria Quatmann (06/25/04)
Victoria Yvonne Quatmann, S.L., 62, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 16, 2004, on the Alto Plano near Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America. She was born June 25, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joseph Henry and Marian Haas Quatmann. She attended St. Vincent Grade School and Notre Dame High School. She was received into the order of Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, Ky., May 31, 1960...
Out of the past 6/25/04 (06/25/04)
10 years ago: June 25, 1994 Tri-Con Industries Ltd. workers have voted to be represented by Amalgamated Clothing and Textiles Workers Union; vote by company's employees yesterday was 156 in favor and 77 against representation by ACTWU. Annual evaluation process of Cape Girardeau school superintendent Neyland Clark should be completed within next two weeks; two years remain on Clark's contract...
Missouri concealed-weapon permits on target (06/25/04)
Missouri's concealed-weapon law apparently is on target, law officials say. Most of the following information is from an article by Wes Johnson in the May 25 Springfield (Mo.) News Leader. As reported in the article, St. Charles County had 549 applicants, Greene County (Springfield area) 483 applicants, Jefferson County 470, Cape Girardeau County 170 and Butler County (Poplar Bluff) 164...
To the edge of space (06/25/04)
Dreamers have always taken mankind to the frontiers of knowledge and exploration. A dream team led by Burt Rutan, often described as an aeronautical genius, this week crossed into suborbital space (62 miles straight up) using technology developed by private entrepreneurs and spurred by a $10 million prize...
White House has duped Americans (06/25/04)
To the editor: Understandably, Americans want to believe their president when he claims war is necessary. Many stick by him even as the evidence against his justification mounts. But there comes a time when Americans must recognize they have been duped into supporting an illegitimate war...
Speak Out 06/25/04 (06/25/04)
A great neighbor THANK GOD I live in Jackson. When a tree recently fell in my backyard, I put out a call to my good neighbor. He was up that afternoon on his tractor with his chain saw. He had that tree cut up and cleared out within half an hour. I'd like to say thanks again, Rick. You're one great neighbor...
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