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State briefs 7/2/04 (07/02/04)
Patrol emphasizes safety over holiday weekend During the Independence Day holiday the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants to remind the state's travelers of the importance of safety. The 2004 counting period for the Fourth of July holiday will begin at 6 p.m. ...
Fourth of July events (07/02/04)
FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS Cape Girardeau Libtertyfest 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Historical Character Hunt Balloons and face painting Dunking booth Inflatable jump room Patriot parade registration Antique cars and fire engines Signing of banner greeting...
Patrol emphasizes safety over busy holiday weekend (07/02/04)
During the Independence Day holiday the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants to remind the state's travelers of the importance of safety. The 2004 counting period for the Fourth of July holiday will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and will continue through 11:59 p.m. Monday...
Voter registration, barbecue planned (07/02/04)
The Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice will be registering voters in Washington Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. The voter registration is being held in conjunction with a free barbecue sponsored by Friends to Elect Deborah McBride. McBride is running for public administrator. County commissioner candidate Jim Bowers and Dean Henderson, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 8th Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives, will also attend...
Permanent site for post office still uncertain (07/02/04)
When Sears vacates its Town Plaza Shopping Center building in late 2005, it will leave behind a building that could be the answer to Cape Girardeau's post office problem, the city's mayor suggests. Mayor Jay Knudtson said the old Sears building would be ideal as a post office...
Recalling the civil ending to American segregation (07/02/04)
Cape Girardeau resident George Dordoni lived in an unfair world. Being a child who was just obeying the laws, he didn't realize it at the time. As a youngster growing up just outside the city limits of Miami, he had to ride in the back of the bus. He had to drink out of the water fountains reserved for blacks...
Bond sees fruits of his legislative labor in Cape (07/02/04)
U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., visited Cape Girardeau Thursday to tour the construction site of the new federal courthouse and to talk with area police chiefs and sheriffs about Missouri's leadership in drug eradication. According to Brad Scott of the General Service Administration of Kansas City, the courthouse is about 16 percent complete and he expects it to be finished by spring of 2006...
Phony checks travel through Cape Girardeau businesses (07/02/04)
They're almost as good as cash. But when they're counterfeit, travelers checks are just as worthless as counterfeit cash. Seven Cape Girardeau businesses discovered that when they accepted travelers checks supposedly issued by Master Card and supported by a bank in New York. ...
Students get boost to meet post-graduation work needs (07/02/04)
They're good students -- no behavior problems, great attendance records, decent grades. But officials at Jackson High School recently realized something was preventing a particular group of students -- those with mild learning disabilities -- from finding post-high school employment...
Explosive offerings (07/02/04)
For some, the Fourth of July is celebrated at home with a barbecue and do-it-yourself fireworks. But for those who would rather leave the pyrotechnics in the hands of professionals, Cape Girardeau and Jackson will offer Fourth of July celebrations on Sunday to ensure the holiday goes off with a bang...
Armed thief takes cash from Cape movie theater (07/02/04)
An armed robber got away with an undetermined amount of cash around 11 p.m. Wednesday from the Cape West 14 Cine at 247 Siemers Drive. According to police, he may be the same man who robbed a movie theater in Springfield, Mo., a few days ago. A man accosted one of the managers who had just picked up the receipts from the last cash drawer and was headed back to his office, said patrolman Jason Selzer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Audit - Missouri spent $1.2 million for unneeded freebies (07/02/04)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State agencies spent up to $1.2 million on questionable promotional items, including thousands of bumper stickers, chip clips and rub-on tattoos, during the past two years, according to an audit released Friday by State Auditor Claire McCaskill...
Poll - Higher taxes OK if they reduce traffic woes (07/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are so frustrated by traffic that more than half say they would be willing to pay higher taxes if it really would improve things. For now, people are changing routes and schedules, but not getting out of their cars. Only about one in 20 uses mass transit, an Associated Press poll found...
Pentagon considers releasing some detainees (07/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon might release some Guantanamo Bay detainees deemed not to pose a security threat without first giving them access to civilian courts, a spokesman said Thursday. Larry Di Rita, chief spokesman for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, told a news conference no final decisions have been made about how the government will respond to Supreme Court decisions this week requiring that detainees be given a way to challenge their incarceration...
Justices took on big issues, ducked others (07/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- The just-completed Supreme Court session will be remembered for landmark decisions limiting the president's wartime powers, but the justices passed on opportunities to do much more. More than two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court confronted hard questions about the balance of security and liberty in a changed and dangerous world, and came out mostly on the side of liberty...
Few laughing at comedian Cosby's criticism of black community (07/02/04)
CHICAGO -- Bill Cosby went off on another tirade against the black community Thursday, telling a room full of activists that too many black men are beating their wives while their children run around not knowing how to read or write. Cosby made headlines in May when he upbraided some poor blacks for their grammar and accused them of squandering opportunities the civil rights movement gave them. ...
U.S. warplanes attack suspected hideout of terrorist leader (07/02/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. jets pounded a suspected safehouse of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah on Thursday, hours before Saddam Hussein appeared in an Iraqi court to answer charges of war crimes and genocide stemming from his two-decade rule...
Saddam defiantly rejects charges (07/02/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein scoffed at charges of war crimes and mass killings Thursday, making a defiant first public appearance since being hunted down seven months ago. The deposed dictator fixed the judge with a penetrating stare and declared: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal."...
Otahks' assistant has quite a resume (07/02/04)
Southeast Missouri State University on Thursday announced the hiring of an assistant coach for the women's gymnastics program, tabbing 14-time All-American Andree Pickens. Pickens, a native of Houston, won NCAA national championships on the balance beam in 1999 and the uneven bars in 2002 while attending the University of Alabama. ...
Camp St. Louis Southeast baseball takes skills camp north (07/02/04)
Southeast Missouri State University baseball coach Mark Hogan tried something new this year. For the first time, his program held a summer youth instructional skills camp in the St. Louis area. Although the participation was not all that great for the camp, which ran in two sessions beginning last week and concluding Thursday, Hogan believes it holds plenty of potential and hopes to make it an annual affair...
Cape Babe Ruth teams host annual Firecracker Classic (07/02/04)
The Cape A's Babe Ruth senior team goes by a new name, but that will not stop them from looking for a fourth straight Pop's Pizza Firecracker Classic title when the tournament kicks off today at Capaha Field. The Titans (8-5), formerly the A's, will begin play against Charleston at 4:30 p.m. The seven-team round-robin tournament will conclude Sunday with the championship game set for 5 p.m...
Krzyzewski talks job with Lakers (07/02/04)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's Mike Krzyzewski met with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday and was in "serious discussions" with the team about its coaching vacancy. Krzyzewski, a 57-year-old Hall of Famer, has led the Blue Devils to three national championships in almost a quarter-century at the school...
Williams, Sharapova stage exciting rallies (07/02/04)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams rallied from a set and 3-1 down -- winning three key points with a cracked racket -- to defeat Amelie Mauresmo and advance to the Wimbledon final for the third straight year. Williams, trying to become the third woman in 35 years to win three consecutive titles, won 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4 in a topsy-turvy match full of drama, momentum swings, spectacular shots and animated displays of emotion by both players...
St. Louis lets Demitra skate away (07/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues are parting ways with Pavol Demitra, a regular-season star but postseason disappointment, general manager Larry Pleau said Thursday. The Blues declined to make a $6.5 million qualifying offer to Demitra by Wednesday's deadline, allowing the 29-year-old forward to become a free agent...
Lincicome grabs lead at U.S. Women's Open (07/02/04)
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- A teenager was in tears Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. It wasn't the pressure of playing in the biggest event of the year against the best in women's golf. It wasn't a big number or a bad round. And no, it wasn't Michelle Wie...
Sports briefs 7/2/04 (07/02/04)
Baseball Kerry Wood got a scare when he was hit under the chin by a line drive Thursday while pitching his final simulated game before he hopes to go on a minor league rehab assignment next week. Wood, on the disabled list since May 12 during for a sore triceps muscle, threw a four-inning simulated game to teammates Paul Bako, Jose Macias and Tom Goodwin. ...
Luxury lingers in new Lincoln models (07/02/04)
Lincoln LS is luring younger buyers into showrooms The Lincoln LS is not your grandmother's Lincoln, or your great-aunt's for that matter. My great-aunt had a 1963 Lincoln Continental. The rear doors were hinged at the back and opened backward, like a gangster's get-away car from an old James Cagney movie. ...
Freedom to play with fire (07/02/04)
If we allowed pets to vote on fireworks ordinances, there's little doubt the snap, crackle, pop and occasional boom of the season would be banned. But pets don't get much say. So we humans are still permitted to eliminate fingers and recover from third-degree burns...
Artifacts 7/2 (07/02/04)
Bluegrass and gospel concert held at the lakeWAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Live bluegrass and gospel music will be featured at 6:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Lake Wappapello Outdoor Theater in Wappapello. Today the band Just Us will perform and Saturday the bluegrass band Buzzard Run takes the stage. For more information, contact the theater's program director, John Worley, at (573) 222-8083...
A winning exhibit (07/02/04)
Starting tonight, the work of artists from around the country and some from right here in Southeast Missouri will be on display at Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's National Girardot Juried Exhibition, its only national juried competition. The show, which runs until July 31, features 47 works by 27 artists from nine states outside of Missouri, including California and New York...
The perky host of 'Trading Spaces' returns to Broadway (07/02/04)
NEW YORK -- On a glorious afternoon, Paige Davis steps out of a taxi in front of the Broadway home of the musical "Chicago" with a disposition as sunny as the sky itself. "Is this not the most perfect day or what?" she asks. "Isn't it?" Few people would seem as happy returning to their old job after five years of TV success, but that's exactly what Davis is doing this summer...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Notebook' (07/02/04)
Three stars (out of four) When I saw that James Garner and Gena Rowlands were in this picture, I knew it couldn't be all bad. It is better than that. This is a love story that is at times silly and at times sad, but it is ultimately about devotion, real devotion...
Genevieve Robert (07/02/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Genevieve "Genny" Robert, 86, of Benton died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 14, 1918, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of Lee and Melissa Ramsey Loftin. She and Theon Emil Robert were married Jan. 26, 1937, at New Hamburg, Mo. He died Feb. 10, 1995...
Richard Price (07/02/04)
Richard Sterling Price, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1916, at Grand Tower, Ill., son of Richard S. and Elizabeth Trader Price. He and Violet B. Seabaugh were married June 10, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. She died Sept. 13,1998...
Ersie Knapp (07/02/04)
Ersie V. Knapp, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 24, 1914, at Patton, Mo., daughter of James Isaac and Susan Caroline Reeder Mungle. She and H. Howard Knapp were married Feb. 22, 1936, at Jackson. He died Jan. 10, 2001...
Cynthia Schmittzehe (07/02/04)
Cynthia Schmittzehe, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Life Care Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Hillary and Marjorie Martin Schmittzehe. Cynthia was a lifetime resident of Cape Girardeau and graduate of Central High School. She had worked at VIP Industries since 1970. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral...
Allen Held (07/02/04)
Allen Louis Held, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 21, 1918, at Illmo, son of Henry and Christine Sanders Held. He was a welder at Missouri Dry Dock and Repair Co. more than 25 years, retiring in 1980. He was a lifetime resident of Scott City and Cape Girardeau communities. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
Aurelia Ivy (07/02/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Aurelia Margaret Ivy, 80, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 29, 1923, at Campbell, the daughter of Jesse James and Lydia Margaret Welker Fields. She was first married to Vernon H. Burge, who died in 1969. She later married John J. Ivy, who died in 1972. She was also preceded in death by a special friend, Charles Lepschenske in 1982...
Alfreda Rodgers (07/02/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Alfreda Scott Rodgers, 92, of Charleston died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Feb. 25, 1912, in Clarksdale, Miss., the daughter of Paul and Murilla Carson Scott. She lived in Missouri for more than 80 years...
Robert W. Porter (07/02/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Robert W. Porter, 82, of Cairo died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Births 7/2/04 (07/02/04)
Gregory Daughter to Rebecca Jean Gregory of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:49 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004. Name, Alexandria Nicole. Weight, 6 pounds 10 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Gregory is the former Rebecca St. Clair, daughter of Vann and Paula St. Clair of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at General Sign Co...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/2/04 (07/02/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items have been released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jesse Vohn Dorris, 34, 1457 County Road 206, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of ephedrine with the intent to manufacture...
Cape fire report 7/2/04 (07/02/04)
Firefighters responded to the following item on Wednesday: At 9:10 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1015 S. Sprigg St.Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 12:03 a.m., an emergency medical service at 341 N. Main St. At 1:30 a.m., a vehicle fire at 618 North St...
Out of the past 7/2/04 (07/02/04)
10 years ago: July 2, 1994 Southeast Missouri State University president Kala Stroup refused more than $7,000 pay raise offered by board of regents, settling instead for $3,540 salary increase for this fiscal year; with increase, Stroup will receive $121,540 salary for 1995 fiscal year...
Liberal journalists routinely bashed Reagan (07/02/04)
The liberal media bashing of President George Bush is similar to that which President Ronald Reagan endured, although you wouldn't determine that from some recent comments. Let's revisit some of the Reagan comments as columnist Joseph D'Agostino reports:...
Iraq's milestone (07/02/04)
Two days ahead of schedule and with little fanfare, civilian control of Iraq was handed over to a new government. This milestone is a big step for Iraq. Both U.S. and Iraqi officials can only hope that their efforts to avoid insurgents' attacks on the planned turnover date will help maintain some sense of order...
Liberated French always grateful (07/02/04)
To the editor: Politics aside and on a more personal point of view, I would like to respond to the critics of France and its people. As a young girl growing up in France during the German occupation, we were liberated by Gen. George S. Patton's army. ...
Dobbins wanted, guided change (07/02/04)
To the editor: In response to the article "Redhawks makes top of list for Southeast nickname": This appears to be what Ken Dobbins, Southeast Missouri State University president, wants. He has done everything to ensure the change will go his way. He counted the votes. He appointed the committee. He narrowed down the choices. He will recommend the change. I recommend the only change be in his position. Keep the Indian and Otahkian names...
Speak Out 07/02/04 (07/02/04)
Painted lines I'M CALLING to thank the city for getting the yellow lines painted on Mount Auburn Road from Route K to the new Independence intersection. It's taken quite some time to get it done, but they've done a real good job. Wonderful program...
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