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Stories from Saturday, July 3, 2004

Marquette's new tenants settle in slowly (07/03/04)
Receptionist Janel Wilburn is enjoying her new view. A week ago, all she could see from her desk was the parking lot in front of the Missouri Division of Workforce Development office on South Kingshighway. On Friday, she and more than 100 other state employees were adjusting to their new work environment in just-opened Marquette Tower. ...
Three women hurt in two accidents (07/03/04)
Two accidents that happened within minutes of each other Thursday on the same road resulted in three women being taken to local hospitals. At 2:25 p.m., two were injured on County Road 205 southwest of Cape Girardeau when Jennifer Wells, 20, of Marble Hill, Mo., lost control of her 1992 Ford Explorer, crossed the center line and struck a 1990 Plymouth Lazer head on. ...
New Jackson bowling alley goes for younger crowd (07/03/04)
Suddenly, there's a lot more fun to have in Jackson. The Main Street Lanes opened to the public on Friday. Main Street Lanes is the second bowling alley in Jackson, but this one is geared toward a younger crowd. It comes with an arcade and, in two weeks, a sports bar...
Graveyard lessons (07/03/04)
During a hot and humid afternoon this week, Southeast Missouri State University student Laura Heldermon was in Ste. Genevieve's Memorial Cemetery, busily cleaning an ancient headstone that has fallen from its base. She would take her paint brush, dip it into a red, plastic cup containing the lichen-killing D/2 Architectural Antimicrobial and then apply it, using steady, gentle brush strokes. ...
Independence Day flags at half-staff called a first (07/03/04)
American flags will fly at half-staff on the Fourth of July for the first time in the nation's history, presenting an unusual backdrop for Independence Day celebrations, a local historian said Friday. "We haven't really dealt with this before. This is new in American flag history," said Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University...
Religion calendar 7/2/04 (07/03/04)
Today East Cape Baptist Church's choir will present the musical "The Spirit of America" at 7 p.m. The presentation includes a big-screen synchronized video. Sunday First Baptist Church in Jackson will hold one worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 8:45 a.m. There will not be any evening activities at the church...
It isn't wrong to want (07/03/04)
Have you ever wanted a different house, to take a trip, attempt an alternative occupation or felt some other unrelenting desire? Did someone tell you that you should be satisfied with what you had, and then quoted the Scripture, "Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never forsake you or abandon you'"? (Hebrews 13:5)...
Taking God's love abroad from Jackson to Iraq (07/03/04)
Area soldiers serving in Iraq aren't just spreading lessons about freedom, but also friendship and faith to the Iraqi people they meet. One Jackson soldier's desire to help change the lives of the Iraqis he meets has helped his church learn more about missions and ministry...
religion briefs 7/2 (07/03/04)
Cornerstone Church calls new pastors to serve Cornerstone Church recently announced its newest senior pastors, the Revs. Manny and Sandy Alvarado. The congregation voted to hire the Alvarados, who served previously as interim pastors. The couple lives in Sikeston and has two sons...
State lawmakers place restrictions on summertime activities (07/03/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Enjoy this summer's fairs, festivals, fireworks and float trips while you can, because next summer it might be a bit harder to have some fun. The Missouri Legislature approved several bills this year that would restrict the kind of containers you can bring in a canoe or kayak, ban lawsuits against small towns for injuries sustained at their fairs and festivals and make it more expensive for people to sell fireworks. ...
Boy imitating Spider-Man impales self in accident (07/03/04)
INVERNESS, Fla. -- A 5-year-old boy impersonating Spider-Man crashed into a large statue of an elephant at his grandmother's home, impaling himself on a tusk. Hunter Helton was recovering Friday at home from the wound to his left hip. He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital on Thursday after emergency workers became concerned the ivory tusk might have hit a bone or an artery...
Battle brewing over who gets fair share of highway money (07/03/04)
WASHINGTON -- The question of which states pay the most in gasoline taxes and which get the most money back is rekindling a perennial battle as Congress and the White House scuffle over a huge spending bill to finance highway and mass transit programs...
Insurgents were seeking chemical munitions found by Polish (07/03/04)
WARSAW, Poland -- Terrorists may have been close to obtaining munitions containing the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin that Polish soldiers recovered last month in Iraq, the head of Poland's military intelligence said Friday. But in Iraq, the U.S. military said trace amounts of the nerve agent found in a cache of rockets dating back to the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war were so deteriorated they would have had "little to no impact if used by insurgents."...
Jordan, Yemen conditionally offer troops to Iraq (07/03/04)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan and Yemen offered troops to Iraq -- a major policy shift that could be an attempt to encourage other Arab and Muslim nations to help the country's new U.S.-backed government restore security. But the risks are considerable if Jordan and Yemen are seen taking up arms against the Iraqis, or if Iraq's neighbors, like Turkey and Iran, who already have influence or ambitions in that country, also offer forces...
Proud to be Indians (07/03/04)
While Southeast Missouri State University prepares to retire its mascot out of respect to Native Americans, two local high schools plan to keep their Indian nicknames. Jackson athletic director Kevin Bohnert said the Indians nickname is a source of pride not only for the school but the entire Jackson community...
Riverdogs fail to emerge from tourney's pool play (07/03/04)
The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs completed play in a baseball tournament in Evansville, Ind., on Friday with an 0-3 record. The Riverdogs needed wins in two of their three pool play games to advance to weekend action in the 11-team event. In their second game of the day, the Riverdogs took a 3-0 lead into the fifth, only to lose 5-3 to Aurora, Ill. Tyler Nelson took the loss after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Adam Friga led the eight-hit attack with a 3-for-3 performance...
Tenholder gets to kick around with elite company (07/03/04)
Jackson High School's girls soccer program has had its share of strong soccer players in recent history. Two Jackson graduates, Erin Hartmann and Julie Wunderlich, played for Southeast Missouri State University this past season, and senior Molly Hartmann has already become one of the most prolific scorers in Missouri over her first three high school seasons...
Rosales jumps into lead at U.S. Women's Open (07/03/04)
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- Jennifer Rosales shot out of the gate with three straight birdies and closed with a 12-foot birdie that gave her a 4-under 67 and a one-shot lead over fellow Southern California alum Candie Kung and Kim Saiki on Friday at the U.S. Women's Open...
Wallace wins Busch event (07/03/04)
The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Mike Wallace drove from fifth to first on the last lap of Friday night's NASCAR Busch series race, taking advantage of crashes by Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to earn one of the biggest victories of his career...
Duke, Lakers await word from Krzyzewski (07/03/04)
DURHAM, N.C. -- When Duke's season ended with a Final Four loss to Connecticut in April, there was no indication that Mike Krzyzewski might have coached his last game with the Blue Devils. Now, Duke fans and officials wait anxiously to find out whether the Hall of Famer will leave the elite program he has guided for 802 games over 24 years to become coach of the Los Angeles Lakers...
MU gives formal response to NCAA (07/03/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder occasionally, but unintentionally, violated NCAA rules, the university said in a formal response to NCAA allegations. The response included a firm denial Snyder's former top assistant gave a player $250 cash...
Rolen to have MRI on left knee (07/03/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen expects to have an MRI on his sore left knee in the next few days. The minor injury has bothered him for several weeks, though it hasn't hampered him too much -- he leads the major leagues with 76 RBIs...
Cards weather rain delay, defeat Mariners 11-2 (07/03/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Woody Williams came back stronger after a 2-hour rain delay, combining with three relievers on a six-hitter Friday night in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Williams also doubled and scored for the Cardinals, who stopped a three-game losing streak. The NL Central leader, which has the league's best record at 47-32, has not lost more than three in a row all season. The Cardinals improved to 9-1 in interleague play...
Sports briefs 7/3/04 (07/03/04)
Baseball The Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Brenly on Friday in the midst of their worst season since their expansion campaign of 1998. Diamondbacks' third-base coach Al Pedrique was named interim manager. Pedrique, who played parts of four seasons with the New York Mets, was a manager in the minors for eight seasons. ...
Tribute for former NFL player to feature Cruise (07/03/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Cruise will introduce a tribute to late football star Pat Tillman during the 12th annual ESPY Awards, which recognize achievement in sports. Tillman left a $3.6 million contract as an Arizona Cardinals safety to join the Army and was killed in Afghanistan on April 22. He was 27. The tribute will be part of the awards ceremony to be taped July 14 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. The show, hosted by actor-comedian Jamie Foxx, will air July 18 on ESPN...
Documentary makes use of home movies, news footage to tell tale (07/03/04)
Home movies typically offer an innocuous and comfortable view of family life. But they serve as a jarring, revealing counterpoint in the brilliant documentary "Capturing the Friedmans." Woven into the story of a suburban New York family riven by accusations of perversion, the footage of trips, dinners and hugs take on a surreal quality as a bitter and ugly reality unfolds...
Hollywood's 'Godfather' dies (07/03/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Marlon Brando, the eccentric star of "The Godfather" who early in his career redefined the image of a Hollywood leading man through acclaimed Method performances as street-tough but emotionally raw characters, died at 80. The reclusive Brando died of lung failure at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at UCLA Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Roxanne Moster...
Aurelia Ivy (07/03/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Aurelia Margaret Ivy, 80, of Dexter died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 29, 1923, at Campbell, Mo., daughter of Jesse James and Lydia Margaret Welker Fields. She first married Vernon H. Burge, who died in 1969. She later married John J. Ivy, who died in 1972...
Ted Yarbrough (07/03/04)
Granville Ted Yarbrough, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born March 11, 1918, in Perry County, Mo., son of James T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough. He and Edna Olene Hartlein were married in 1949...
Opal Dennis (07/03/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Opal Neoma Dennis, 90, of Oran died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1914, at Oran, daughter of Elmer and Elba Simmons Hency. She and Cecil Dennis were married Jan. 26, 1935. He died Dec. 28, 1984. Dennis was a member of First Baptist Church...
Velma Severs (07/03/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Velma "Chubby" Severs, 84, of Anna died Friday, July 2, 2004, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Porter Jr. (07/03/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Robert W. Porter Jr., 82, of Cairo died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Daystar Care Center. He was born July 30, 1921, in Cairo, son of Robert and Emma Caldwell Porter. He married Edna Clancy. Porter retired as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Cairo. He was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church...
Betty Fadler (07/03/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Betty Fadler, 70, of Marble Hill died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 10 a.m. Monday until time of service...
Kevin Cash (07/03/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Kevin Lamont Cash, 44, of Anna died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at City Care Center. He was born July 15, 1959, in Chicago, son of Ozzie and Bernice Cash Doyle. Survivors include three sisters, Victoria Sanders of San Diego, Calif., Alexis Alford of Danville, Ill., India Doyle of Normal, Ill.; two brothers, Johnny Cash of Danville, Demetrius Doyle of Chicago; and grandmother, Isabella Cash of Chicago...
Elyvon Morehead (07/03/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Elyvon Hafford Morehead, 84, of Cairo died Friday, July 2, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Louisiana, Mo., daughter of John and Effa Mae Johnson Tucker. She and Glenn Hafford were married July 4, 1940. He died Oct. 8, 1966. She later married Morris Morehead April 16, 1971...
Police report 07/03/04 (07/03/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Patricia Ann Curry, 38, 611 S. Henderson St., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest...
Out of the past 7/3/04 (07/03/04)
10 years ago: July 3, 1994 Morning service at First Presbyterian Church, Broadway and Lorimier, is coordinated with visit of Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen riverboats; dress is casual for 9 a.m. service, followed by continental breakfast in fellowship hall...
Redhawks it is (07/03/04)
It was a year ago that Southeast Missouri State University became serious about changing its nickname from the Indians to a name that its supporters would consider more politically correct. But the search for a new identity goes back to 1997 and the presidency of Dr. Dale Nitzschke. At his direction, a special committee recommended that the university adopt a sun mascot that might be called Bernie or Burnie. The committee's second choice was a hawk. The third choice was an eagle...
See movie, then form your opinion (07/03/04)
To the editor: In the past, I have always thought about writing a letter to the paper, but I have never felt strong enough about a subject to actually do it. This time, my feelings are so strong that I can not pass up the opportunity to voice my opinion...
Area merchants need to cooperate (07/03/04)
To the editor: I own an antique mall in Chaffee, 12 miles from Cape Girardeau. I consider myself to be on the outskirts of Cape, and I advertise as such. No amount of billboards and newspaper advertising will help any of us unless we help each other...
Movie- It's about freedom of views (07/03/04)
To the editor: I read Kathy Conway's letter regarding Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11." I really don't think many folks are confused about protests these days. Protests aren't that strange to our generation. There's a certain amount of comfort in seeing people expressing themselves, whether it's about potholes or future shaping events. It's probably the first thing some Iraqis did to test their newfound freedom. The roots of democracy set quickly...
Speak Out 07/03/04 (07/03/04)
Full accountability FOLLOWING THE recent passage of the fire sales tax in Cape Girardeau, there should be a published report periodically on the amount of revenue collected and a detailed account of the disbursement of taxpayers' funds. Accountability demands taking the bull by the horns in exchange for taxpayers' money. If no accountability is presented, then the tax should be eliminated...
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