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Kennett man plays role in honor guard at Reagan funeral (06/28/04)
KENNETT, Mo. -- About two years after graduating from Kennett High School, Michael Hooten has become a member of the elite Ceremonial Honor Guard stationed in Washington, D.C. Consequently, Hooten has already met and talked to more VIPs than many people twice his age...
Community digest 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
Volunteers needed at Jackson Senior Center The Jackson Senior Center, 402 E. Washington St., Jackson, is seeking dining room volunteers to work at preparing homebound meals. Food is prepared and delivered every day. Volunteers who wish to provide other services are also appreciated. Call Debbie Stockton at 243-4241...
Little singers bring 'Magic Meadow' to Saxony Village (06/28/04)
The performance of "Magic Meadow, Where all Rainbows End" brought back fond memories for Emilee Schmidt, a resident at Saxony Village who was pleased to be among the 46 residents in attendance. Schmidt taught grade school students at Oak Ridge in her younger years. She said, "Being a teacher, I can appreciate this."...
Chateau residents revive their childhood creativity with fair (06/28/04)
At 76 Ken Moxey fashioned a scooter much like the type he created as a child from a roller skate and an apple crate. He painted it white and added mock headlights on the front. The unused half of the skate pair was shared with his neighbor and buddy, Dillman Putz, who created a toy truck...
Community Q&A 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
Name: Clint E. Lacy Lives in: Marble Hill, Mo. Family: My beautiful wife, Michelle; daughter, Alexandria, 8; son, Jordy, 4; two dogs, Lady and Tramp; four cats, Rocky, Berlioz, Toulouse and Marie. ...
Military digest 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
Duty making trip around South America with Navy Navy Seaman Jeremy C. Duty, son of Peggy Duty of Anna, Ill., and David Duty of Murphysboro, Ill., recently departed from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., onboard USS Ronald Reagan as the ship travels to its official homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. Duty is one of more than 3, 000 sailors aboard the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier making a two-month journey around the tip of South America...
Moral issues get little play in casino vote (06/28/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Leading up to each of the three statewide votes related to riverboat casinos that Missourians decided in the 1990s, opponents focused their campaigns on the same basic argument: Gambling is immoral and must be defeated. That theme failed to resonate with a majority of voters, who endorsed the proposals by comfortable margins...
Cape native finishes cathedral documentary (06/28/04)
Documentary filmmaker David Tlapek now calls Los Angeles home, but the Cape Girardeau native returned to Southeast Missouri over the weekend to attend his 25th class reunion for Central High School. Although he started out his professional life as a lawyer in Dallas, Tlapek moved to Los Angeles to attend film school in the early 1990s and has remained ever since...
Libraries unlimited (06/28/04)
Check it out. The library is a happening kind of place. Library patrons are unlimited in what they can take home to read because of a local regional system and the Internet. The network of libraries in the Riverside Regional system acts as one big library, said Glenda Kenkel, branch manager at Scott City. If one branch doesn't have the title a patron wants but another does, she can put a hold on that book for the patron, giving a cardholder access to all the books in all the branches...
Region briefs 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
Ex-SEMO president leaves college for prep school CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The chancellor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is leaving to become headmaster at a private boarding school. Bill Stacy announced Saturday he will be taking the top spot at Baylor School, after 8 years at UTC. ...
Golconda, Ill., man wins drawing for St. Jude home (06/28/04)
Mike Pelcha wasn't hoping to win a $250,000 home when he made a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He just wanted to give. He won anyway. Pelcha, of Golconda, Ill., is the winner of the 2004 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. He and winners from various drawings were announced during a live broadcast by KFVS12 Sunday. The fund raiser totaled $606,400 after all the $100 tickets were tabulated...
Homecomers may get a jump on set up (06/28/04)
Homecomers will likely get to set up a day earlier this year. The Jackson Board of Aldermen will consider a motion today at 7:30 p.m. to allow certain uptown streets to close at 9 p.m. Aug. 15 so the carnival operators can begin setting up for the annual Homecomers celebration...
State health officials say airline passenger had measles (06/28/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State health officials are warning people that a 14-month-old girl aboard a flight that landed at Kansas City International Airport earlier this month had the measles. The warning comes months after health officials imposed a temporary ban on adoptions from a Chinese agency where a measles outbreak was reported...
Parties use rewards to boost voter rolls (06/28/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cash! Concerts! Movies! All could be yours, free, for a little good old-fashioned, shoe-leather work of signing up voters in Missouri. Republicans and Democrats are offering incentives to their troops this year in an effort to bolster their ranks for the November elections and, by extension, boost the fortunes of Republican President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry...
Lawsuit against No Child Left Behind still on table (06/28/04)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest union boldly pledged a year ago to rally states to sue the Bush administration over education spending under the No Child Left Behind law. It turns out that the National Education Association has been the one left behind...
International space mission to Saturn reaches planet this week (06/28/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Two decades and $3.3 billion in the making, an international exploration of Saturn begins this week when a spacecraft slips through a gap in the planet's shimmering rings and arcs into orbit. After a seven-year, 2.2 billion-mile journey, the Cassini spacecraft will fire its engine Wednesday night to slow down, allowing itself to be captured by Saturn's gravity. ...
Two die in Oklahoma helicopter crash; Georgia crash kills three (06/28/04)
CUSHING, Okla. -- A helicopter offering sightseeing rides clipped power lines and crashed into a river, killing two of the five people aboard. Killed were pilot Darrell C. Jameson, of Oklahoma City, and Nicholas Knigge, of Cushing, Okla., said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Brandon Kopepasah...
Nation/world digest 06/28/04 (06/28/04)
Suspected Taliban kill 16 for registering to vote KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters killed up to 16 men after learning they had registered for Afghanistan's U.S.-backed national elections, the deadliest attack yet in a campaign aimed at sabotaging the nation's first free vote, officials said Sunday. ...
Iraqi militants threaten to behead hostages, one a U.S. Marine (06/28/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Arab television broadcast videotape Sunday of two men taken hostage by militants, one described as a U.S. Marine lured from his base and the other a Pakistani driver for an American contractor. Insurgents threatened to behead them both...
Suspected Taliban kill 16 for registering to vote (06/28/04)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters killed up to 16 men after learning they had registered for Afghanistan's U.S.-backed national elections, the deadliest attack yet in a campaign aimed at sabotaging the nation's first free vote, officials said Sunday...
Ending Saddam's tyranny not enough for Iraqis to love America (06/28/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The irony is enormous. More than 200,000 American forces topple one of the world's most hated and tyrannical dictators. In short order, however, the liberators are seen as the occupiers -- targeted and reviled by many of the people they came to free...
NATO pledges bigger role in Iraq (06/28/04)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- NATO closed ranks Sunday on a pledge to take a bigger military role in Iraq as violence and bloodshed surged before the delicate political turnover in Baghdad. President Bush declared that the alliance was poised to "meet the threats of the 21st century."...
Riverdogs notch win over Pros (06/28/04)
The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs used a fast start and a strong finish to ease past the upstart St. Louis Pros Sunday night. A four-run first inning proved decisive as the Riverdogs posted an 8-2 victory at Capaha Field. The Riverdogs, who split a Saturday doubleheader at Valmeyer, Ill., improved to 7-9 by beating a squad that featured several high school age players...
Jackson Legion nips Cape 4-3 in Paducah tourney (06/28/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Jackson American Legion pushed across the deciding run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 4-3 victory over Cape Girardeau to finish fifth on Sunday in the Paducah Tournament. The Jackson REMAX Achievers (15-5), sparked by a Brandon Gendron solo home run, took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. ...
Gordon dominates again at Infineon Raceway (06/28/04)
SONOMA, Calif. -- Jeff Gordon wrapped up a near perfect weekend Sunday, starting from the pole and racing to an overpowering victory in the NASCAR race at Infineon Raceway. Gordon picked up his fourth victory on the 1.99-mile, 10-turn road course, winning for the third time from the pole. It also extended his own Nextel Cup record for road racing wins to eight and gave him three for the season and 67 for his career...
Fullerton sweeps Texas for national title (06/28/04)
OMAHA, Neb. -- After struggling at the start of the season, Cal State Fullerton ended it in championship style. Jason Windsor pitched a five-hitter, Kurt Suzuki's RBI single capped off a three-run seventh inning and Cal State Fullerton won the College World Series with a 3-2 victory over Texas on Sunday...
British favorite Henman advances (06/28/04)
WIMBLEDON, England -- The sounds of People's Sunday rang through Centre Court. Rhythmic clapping and stomping. Chants of "Hen-man! Hen-man!" Screams of "Come on, Tim!" And that was two hours before Tim Henman set foot on the grass. Wearing T-shirts and shorts, adorned with red wigs and Union Jack bowler hats, the hoi polloi flocked to Wimbledon to snap up first-come, first-served tickets, relishing just the third time in 127 years that matches were played on the middle Sunday...
Scott claims Booz Allen Classic (06/28/04)
POTOMAC, Md. -- Adam Scott held off Charles Howell III for a four-shot victory Sunday at the Booz Allen Classic. Howell, trailing by seven shots after six holes, made a charge with five straight birdies on the back nine. But Scott recovered with back-to-back birdies and saved par with a tough 11-foot putt at the 16th to avoid tying Greg Norman and three others for the biggest final-day collapse in PGA Tour history...
Sweeping KC aside (06/28/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The bottom of the St. Louis batting order decided it was time to carry Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen for a change. Mike Matheny, Reggie Sanders, Hector Luna and So Taguchi combined for nine RBIs on Sunday in a 10-3 victory that gave the surging Cardinals their first sweep in Kansas City...
Paulding gets a shot with NBA champions (06/28/04)
It was nice to hear Ricky Paulding's name called on Thursday night, even though we had to wait on the other 53 picks just to hear it. But don't get ahead of yourself. Just because the NBA champion Detroit Pistons used their one and only draft pick on the Missouri guard, it doesn't mean they're in love with the kid. Heck, he wasn't even their first choice...
Area sports digest 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
Cape Girardeau C.C. Member-Guest tourney Forrest Kidd and Ben Cantrell shot a 136 for the low gross score at the Cape Girardeau Country Club's Member-Guest Tournament played Saturday and Sunday. Tom Armbruster and Lyle Davis finsished with the low net score of 122...
Sports briefs 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
Baseball The Chicago Cubs put reliever Mike Remlinger back on the disabled list Sunday with a sore left shoulder and called up Michael Wuertz from Triple-A Iowa. Remlinger started the season on the disabled list after offseason shoulder surgery and was activated May 22. He appeared in 13 games with an 0-1 record and 5.40 ERA...
Old bakery to become pharmacy (06/28/04)
After a tornado in Jackson leveled Meyer's Bakery at 404 S. Hope St. last year, business owner Connie Meyer decided to pick up and move across town to East Jackson Boulevard. But while Meyer's rebuilds elsewhere, the old Hope Street location has been undergoing its own renewal, and it will soon be host to a different type of clientele, that of a pharmacy...
This week in TV brings 'Suicide Bombers,' politics (06/28/04)
Billing itself as American television's only series of international documentaries, "Wide Angle" is returning for its third season and promises to give special attention to stories from the Islamic world. This week it certainly makes good on that pledge...
'Fahrenheit 9/11' pulls in record documentary haul (06/28/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" took in a whopping $21.8 million in its first three days, becoming the first documentary ever to debut as Hollywood's top weekend film. If Sunday's estimates hold when final numbers are released today, "Fahrenheit 9/11" would set a record in a single weekend as the top-grossing documentary ever outside of concert films and movies made for huge-screen IMAX theaters...
Bonus round - Classic video games make a comeback (06/28/04)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- When Rob O'Hara needs a serious video game fix, he unwinds a black rubber joystick and plays a few rounds of "Space Invaders" on his Atari 2600, vintage 1982. The 30-year-old networking engineer owns newer Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube consoles, but for a true gaming geek like O'Hara, nothing tops the blocky graphics and simple sound effects of retro video games...
New bridge still boon for East Cape (06/28/04)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- When the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened to traffic last December, the economic impact was felt almost immediately in East Cape Girardeau. Businesses in the Southern Illinois village saw a massive influx of new customers from the west bank of the Mississippi River...
Infomercials still ad up after 20 years on air (06/28/04)
Maybe it was the TAEBO Live! 4-pack Workout DVD where men and women kick and punch their way toward losing unwanted pounds and revealing the buff bod hiding inside all of us. Or maybe you were mesmerized by the Turbo Cooker 1838, an astonishing cooking system that bakes, boils, broils, braises, fries, steams and stews all your favorite dishes...
People on the move 06/28/04 (06/28/04)
Nurse practitioner passes certification examSoutheast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence in Cape Girardeau has been notified that Kathy Blevins has passed sexual assault nurse examiner certification by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. ...
Business memo 06/28/04 (06/28/04)
Investment author to lead local seminarStrategic Investment Advisors Ltd. will sponsor an investment seminar Tuesday at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. The featured guest speaker will be nationally acclaimed investment book author Larry Swedroe. The seminar will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m...
Johny Bauer (06/28/04)
Johny Hazel Bauer, 73, of Jackson died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the home of her son, Robert, in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Bisbee, Ariz., daughter of Glen and Hazel Ruckman Dickens. She and Russell Louis Bauer were married Jan. 13, 1952, at Lordsburg, N.M. He died Sept. 25, 2003...
Farris Wallace (06/28/04)
Farris T. Wallace, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at his home surrounded by family. He was born April 26, 1925, in Minturn, Ark., son of Glynn and Rena Boleyn Wallace. He and Barbara Louise Gluckhertz were married on Nov. 21, 1947...
Garry McLard (06/28/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Garry Wayne McLard, 37, of Chaffee died Saturday, June 26, 2004, on State Highway M. He was born Aug. 26, 1966, at Kennett, Mo., son of Mike and Genoa Williams McLard. He and Leslie Parker were married Oct. 26, 2002. McLard was a maintenance manager at the QC Corp. in Cape Girardeau...
James Eby (06/28/04)
James A. Eby, 92, of Whitewater died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 30, 1911, at New Madrid County, Mo., son of Elmer and Viola McFadden Eby. He and Vida Taylor were married July 4, 1941, at LaForge, Mo...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 06/28/04 (06/28/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 7:42 p.m., an emergency medical service at 611 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 2:22 a.m., an emergency medical service at 333 N. Pacific St...
Cape police report 06/28/04 (06/28/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Lyndon Dion Horton, 39, of 138 Deerfield, was arrested Saturday on a Chaffee, Mo., warrant for assault. Laura Marie Brown, 24, of 531 Boxwood Drive, Apt. 5, was arrested Saturday on a New Madrid County warrant for insufficient funds for a check...
Out of the past 6/28/04 (06/28/04)
10 years ago: June 28, 1994Cape Girardeau man drowned yesterday trying to rescue 5-year-old boy at Trail of Tears State Park; Ronald C. Overbey, 27, was pronounced dead at scene; youngster was uninjured. Dan Niswonger is only patron of Pop's Pizza wearing hospital bracelet; after being discharged from St. Francis Medical Center in afternoon, Niswonger and his family head over to his favorite pizza place, where fund-raising dinner is held to honor Cape Girardeau police officer...
Residency, citizenship cleared up (06/28/04)
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: Is it true that former city manager Mike Miller is still in the Cape Girardeau area? A: "Yes. I'm enjoying being an ordinary citizen," said the long-time city manager, who described himself as semiretired and very active...
Rockaway casino vote (06/28/04)
The Joplin (Mo.) Globe Perhaps not so surprisingly, Cole County Judge Richard Callahan has dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to block a statewide vote Aug. 3 on casino gambling in the Ozarks community of Rockaway Beach. The decision on whether a glitzy casino should be built and operated on the White River belong with the people, not the courts. .....
Jackson's best (06/28/04)
Recognizing the hard work and efforts of business, industry and civic leaders in making Jackson a better community, the chamber of commerce presented several awards during its annual banquet last week. The awards went to well-deserving recipients. Patsy Johnson was honored for her years of community service...
Speak Out 06/27/04 (06/28/04)
Enforce turn signals CAPE GIRARDEAU says it needs more money. If the police would write tickets for failure to use a turn signal, it could make up some revenue. Then maybe people would realize the small rod sticking out of the steering column not only turns on the windshield wipers, but also moves up and down. I don't understand why it's so hard to do something so easy to help keep everyone on the roads a little safer...
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