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Stories from Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Learning briefs 7/6 (07/06/04)
Wilson graduates with honors from Va. school Marissa Kathleen Wilson recently graduated as valedictorian from Lloyd C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va. She is the daughter of former Cape Girardeau residents Rodney and Kathleen Broderick Wilson and the granddaughter of Betty Wilson of Cape Girardeau. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee this fall...
Military digest 07/06/04 (07/06/04)
Airman finishes basic, goes on to more training Airman 1st class Michelle L. Hopen recently completed basic training for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Hopen is now stationed at Kesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., for additional training. She will be attached to the 126th Aerial Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. She is the daughter of Michael and Elaine Hopen of Cape Girardeau...
Fourth of July marks more than 40 years of friendship (07/06/04)
Their annual Fourth of July get-togethers make them feel more like sisters than friends. "This is the highlight of my year," said Kathryn Carney. Carney, Brenda Lapp, Carolyn Barks and Susan Perry graduated with a class of approximately 360 in 1965 from Cape Girardeau Central High School. Friends for more than 40 years, the bond is more important than ever...
Community cuisine 07/06/04 (07/06/04)
Sunday lunch to be served at Scott City A meal of meatloaf or Polish sausage, butter potatoes, green beans, corn, slaw, salad and dessert will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Schock Community Arts Center. New Hamburg annual picnic dinner set...
Fire damages apartment building (07/06/04)
An accidental fire caused by a cigarette dropped on a couch heavily damaged a Cape Girardeau apartment building early Monday, forcing tenants to evacuate. The fire at 2:01 a.m. started in Apt. 5 in the building at 316 Independence St., near city hall...
Three injured in traffic accidents over holiday (07/06/04)
Three traffic accidents in Southeast Missouri injured three people over the Fourth of July weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Shannon McCormick, 31, of Marble Hill suffered moderate injuries when the eastbound four-wheeler he was driving failed to negotiate a turn, the patrol said. The vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a large boulder and a barbed wire fence and overturned...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (07/06/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Appearance Legislative update by state Rep. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau. Public hearings A public hearing to consider vacating Kings-Corner Subdivision, a minor subdivision, at the request of the owners, Gary and Cheryl Otte...
Community briefs 07/06/04 (07/06/04)
Flute choir to play with Jackson Municipal Band The weekly Jackson Municipal Band concert will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the band shell in Jackson City Park. Special guests will include the Southeast Flute Choir. The band's portion will feature Charles Kelly on Don Haddad's "Suite for Tuba."...
Cape air show will feature re-enactment on ground (07/06/04)
This year's Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival will have a multitude of offerings in the air and on the ground during the three days it comes to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The festival, in its sixth year, is intended to educate and entertain people about aviation as well as honor American veterans and members of the military. And while the festival mostly features aircraft, on Saturday and Sunday there will be a World War II battle re-enactment on the ground...
Celebrating liberty (07/06/04)
Doodles has officially retired. The 7-year-old dachshund is a costume veteran, having won a first place for her Halloween costume as an Oscar Mayer wiener with two buns and a string of ketchup. And on Sunday, Doodles closed out her pageant resume with the grand prize for the Patriot Parade at Cape Girardeau's Libertyfest. She was pulled around in a decorated red wagon that was no bigger than she was by 6-year-old Maddie Dockins...
Letter may be from witness to 1954 murder (07/06/04)
Fifty years ago on July 3, Delta schoolteacher Bonnie Huffman went to the movies in Cape Girardeau with some friends, then left them after midnight to drive home in her 1938 Ford. She never made it. Her car was found in the middle of Route N, keys in the ignition, half a mile from Delta, 6 miles from the home she shared with her mother and brother. On July 5, 1954, her body was found in a culvert about two miles from where her car was found. She had died of a broken neck. She was 20...
Arkansas suit forces school consolidation (07/06/04)
Jimmy Cunningham's rural Arkansas school district was simply too small to exist. Plainview-Rover School District, where Cunningham served as superintendent, and 56 other Arkansas districts died Thursday following a funding lawsuit that prompted the state legislature to consolidate all districts of 350 students or fewer...
Bicyclist killed in accident (07/06/04)
A 58-year-old Cape Girardeau man died Saturday night when he rode his bicycle into the path of a vehicle at the intersection of Sprigg Street and Highway 74, Cape Girardeau County Coroner Mike Hurst said. James E. Harris, a self-employed maintenance man who lived at 518 S. Benton St., was struck by a westbound vehicle on Highway 74 driven by Jacob Goodin of rural Thebes, Ill...
Council to vote on public safety trust fund (07/06/04)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will vote on establishing a public safety trust fund today in a move city officials say will fulfill a public promise to city residents that the newly approved fire sales tax will be spent on fire and police department needs...
Nation briefs 7/6/04 (07/06/04)
Education union endorses Kerry for president WASHINGTON -- The National Education Association, the nation's largest union, endorsed Democrat John Kerry for president Monday, the final touch in its campaign to drive up school spending and reshape the biggest education law in decades. ...
'Outsider' Label follows Kerry in Massachusetts (07/06/04)
BOSTON -- John Kerry is still the outsider many Massachusetts Democrats first met in 1972: a young Vietnam veteran turned war protester who tried to win a seat in Congress from a state he barely knew. In the 32 years that have passed since Kerry lost that bid -- and earned the label of "carpetbagger" -- he has attended college here, practiced law, prosecuted criminals and won statewide office five times. ...
FBI expanding interviews to ward off possible terror attacks (07/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- Fearing terrorist attacks this summer and fall, the FBI is using its latest intelligence to expand interviews in U.S. communities to find al-Qaida operatives before they strike. An FBI official said the interviews will be driven by information gathered by the 2004 Threat Task Force, composed of bureau agents and analysts, plus experts from the intelligence community and Department of Homeland Security...
Appalachian drug scourge means more security for pharmacies (07/06/04)
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Carrie Cinnamond realized just how much times have changed when she had a steel vault hauled into her pharmacy in eastern Kentucky. Two break-ins in two weeks by burglars in search of pain-killers forced her to adopt many of the same security measures that are used at the bank down the street...
Rift in GOP arises ahead of convention (07/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- New York demands toughness, and the city's Republican mayor is playing hardball -- with the GOP members he'll host later this summer at the party's nominating convention. Michael Bloomberg, who faces re-election next year in this solidly Democratic city, has tangled with Republicans over the basics of the convention: who has the final word on street closings during the four-day event and a long-term issue -- whether Republicans in Congress are denying the city millions of dollars in homeland security funds.. ...
Customer not always right as stores fight for profits (07/06/04)
MINNEAPOLIS -- So much for the customer always being right. Some retailers are deciding that the customer can be very, very wrong -- as in unprofitable. And some, including Best Buy Co. Inc., are discriminating between profitable customers and shoppers they lose money on...
Granite cornerstone laid as first piece of former WTC (07/06/04)
NEW YORK -- The cornerstone of a new skyscraper that will one day soar over ground zero has been unveiled, a symbolic step for victims' relatives and a chance for Manhattan to reclaim its broken skyline. A crane lifted the 20-ton stone, quarried from the Adirondack Mountains, and placed it Sunday in the southeastern corner of what will be the Freedom Tower's foundation...
Brazil sets example for taming AIDS in Latin America countries (07/06/04)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A decade ago, health experts predicted an AIDS explosion in Latin America, striking hardest at Brazil, with its teeming population and sexual permissiveness. But the explosion never came, and experts say Brazil's handling of the problem may keep it from ever happening...
Sudan's pledge to stop militias brings refugees no reassurance (07/06/04)
ON THE SUDAN BORDER -- They strike without warning, thundering into villages on horses and camels, cutting down with swords and bullets those who try to flee. In their wake they leave bombed and burned-out homes. After more than 16 months of terror, a promise by the Sudanese president to disarm the mostly Arab Janjaweed militias does not reassure the more than 1 million black Africans chased from their homes in attacks that human rights groups say amount to ethnic cleansing. ...
U.S. military to train Filipino soldiers (07/06/04)
MANILA, Philippines -- U.S. forces will provide guerrilla-style combat training to Filipino soldiers battling Muslim and communist insurgents and al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islam-iyah militants, officials said Monday. The anti-terror maneuvers from July 26 to Aug. 14 will bring U.S. Special Forces trainers to Carmen in North Cotabato province, a new southern training ground for the Americans. Muslim separatists and Marxist rebels are active in the region, military officials said...
Iraqi militant group - Held U.S. Marine is alive (07/06/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi militant group said Monday it had not killed a U.S. Marine it was holding captive, Al-Jazeera television reported. In a statement sent to Al-Jazeera, a group calling itself "Islamic Response," said it was holding Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, a U.S. Marine of Lebanese heritage. The group said he was safe at a location it did not identify...
Retired general winning first Indonesian presidential race (07/06/04)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Former army general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono won the first round of Indonesia's presidential election, a private poll showed Tuesday. A runoff election in September appeared certain. It was not immediately clear whom Yudhoyono would face in a second round, with President Megawati Sukarnoputri and another ex-general, Wiranto, locked in a tight race for second place...
World briefs 7/6/04 (07/06/04)
French serial killings suspect reveals bodies PARIS -- As a helicopter clattered overhead and police swarmed around, a serene and bespectacled 62-year-old Frenchman in a bulletproof vest led detectives through the woods surrounding a stately 18th century chateau. There they found two bodies out of nine victims that the man, confessed serial killer Michel Fourniret, said last week that he had killed. He has shown no remorse, investigators say, and they fear there may be many other victims...
U.S. airstrike to get militant kills 10 in Iraq (07/06/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S forces dropped two tons of bombs on a purported militant safe house in Fallujah, killing at least 10 people, according to officials, and turning the building into a 30-foot-deep pit of sand and rubble. The attack was the fifth airstrike in the past two weeks in the area where the U.S. military says Jordanian militant Abu Musab Zarqawi's network has safe houses...
Iraqis struggle to weigh hatred for Saddam against human rights (07/06/04)
HILLAH, Iraq -- Ibrahim al-Idrissi lost seven family members and was jailed 11 times during Saddam Hussein's rule. Like many Iraqis, al-Idrissi -- now head of an agency helping Iraqis who suffered under Saddam -- is torn between hatred for the former regime and respect for human rights and due process in postwar Iraq...
Krzyzewski spurns NBA opportunity (07/06/04)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski has spent 24 years building a legacy at Duke that no current men's college basketball coach can rival. He has become synonymous with his school -- a bond that not even the glitz of Hollywood and the NBA's showcase franchise could break...
Mineral Area wins Classic (07/06/04)
The Mineral Area Pirates won the Senior Babe Ruth Firecracker Classic title on Sunday with a 14-0 rout of the Cape Titans. Adam Howard, the tournament MVP, starred with both his arm and bat. Howard belted two doubles and a home run to finish the championship game with seven RBIs. Howard also pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out seven and walking one...
Redbirds boast three starters for NL All-Stars (07/06/04)
NEW YORK -- Three St. Louis Cardinals infielders were elected to start for the National League in the fan voting for the All-Star game which was released on Sunday. Third baseman Scott Rolen was the top NL vote-getter at 3.19 million and was joined by first baseman Albert Pujols and shortstop Edgar Renteria, who finished 214,000 votes ahead of Houston's Adam Everett. Last week, Renteria led by just six votes...
Griffey presents Cards fan with exclusive All-Star trip (07/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The fan who gave Ken Griffey Jr. the ball from his 500th home run with no strings attached got another big thank you on Monday. Griffey showered Mark Crummley, of Mount Carmel, Ill., with gifts after hitting the historic homer on June 20, including an autographed game-used jersey and other Reds-related memorabilia. On Monday, Griffey gave Crummley four expenses-paid trips to Houston for the All-Star Game...
Carpenter shakes snub, beats Reds (07/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter is happy with his record, unconcerned about being bypassed for the All-Star game. Backed by his trio of All-Star infielders, Chris Carpenter struck out eight and walked none in seven-plus innings Monday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1...
Mallon defies teen trend, wins U.S. Women's Open (07/06/04)
The Associated Press SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- In a tiny New England town about an hour or so from where she was born, Meg Mallon brought a record gallery to its feet at Orchards Golf Club by taking only 24 putts in the best round ever by a Women's Open champion, a 6-under 65 on the way to a two-stroke victory on Sunday...
Federer repeats as Wimbledon champion (07/06/04)
By Stephen Wilson The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer is living up to his reputation as the best tennis player of his generation. With two straight Wimbledon titles, 24 consecutive grass-court victories and a 3-0 record in Grand Slam finals, the 22-year-old Swiss star is the most dominant player since Pete Sampras...
Gagne's record saves streak ends at 84 against D-backs (07/06/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Eric Gagne's streak of 84 consecutive saves ended against the same team he couldn't hold off two years ago: the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gagne's major league-record streak ended Monday night when he blew a two-run lead for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who came back to beat Arizona 6-5 in 10 innings...
Sports briefs 7/6/04 (07/06/04)
Baseball Barry Bonds became baseball's all-time walks leader Sunday, breaking Rickey Henderson's major league record when he drew his 2,191st from Oakland reliever Chad Bradford in the eighth inning. Bonds has 121 walks in the Giants' first 82 games -- including 63 intentional passes -- and is on pace to shatter his single-season record of 198 set in 2002...
Friends fire up Fourth of July (07/06/04)
It's amazing what a little explosive chemistry will do to boost the national spirit. We'd be hard pressed to celebrate our birthday without some colorful explosions. Never mind that all those fireworks were made in China or some other low-rent country. We proudly proclaim our Independence Day by shooting off fireworks that paint the sky a tapestry of colors and give us a big bang for our bucks...
Arthur taking on Roman shades in latest movie version of legend (07/06/04)
LOS ANGELES -- In "Excalibur," he held his sword aloft and cried, "Any man who would be a knight and follow a king, follow me!" In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," he was upbraided by a peasant proclaiming, "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government."...
'Spider-Man 2' sets debut record (07/06/04)
LOS ANGELES -- "Spider-Man 2" pulled in a record $180 million in its first six days and obliterated other box-office highs over the long Fourth of July weekend. The "Spider-Man 2" haul was well above the previous best six-day opening of $146.7 million set last year by "The Matrix Reloaded."...
Joint effort makes rental aircraft available at Cape airport (07/06/04)
An arrangement called aircraft leasebacks is making high-speed turbo-prop service, aircraft rental and instruction available at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Commercial pilot Bill Beard, under the business name Cape Air Charter, has access to three new aircraft -- a Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 eight-passenger turboprop, a Cessna 172 four-seater and an American Citabria two-place tail-wheeler -- but doesn't have to shoulder the enormous burden of aircraft ownership, which is underwritten by another company called Tiger Air.. ...
Studios use cell phones to promote movie blockbusters (07/06/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Peering from the top of a New York skyscraper, Spider-Man casts his web across the cell-phone screen and swings to the ground as menacing music signals an incoming call. It's the adult equivalent of a movie-themed toy in your child's Happy Meal. Movie studios have started working with cell-phone carriers to promote their new releases with ringers, games and screensavers...
High energy prices are starting to trickle down through economy (07/06/04)
What do carpet, tires and paint have in common? They are just a few of the household items getting more expensive due to the high cost of oil and natural gas, important raw materials for these products and the source of energy needed to manufacture and ship them...
Mildred Frey (07/06/04)
Bertha Mildred Frey, 95, of Scott City died Monday, July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 2, 1909, at McLeansboro, Ill., the daughter of Emery D. and Laura D. Asterberry Hutson. She and Jesse M. Wheeler were married March 5, 1926, at Cairo, Ill. He died Feb. 16, 1956. She and Clyde P. Frey were married Nov. 12, 1978, at Puxico, Mo. He died Sept. 13, 1994...
B.T. Johnson (07/06/04)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- B.T. Johnson, 71, of Vanduser died on Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center following a heart attack. He was born on June 26, 1933, at Blytheville, Ark., son of Rice R.A.P. and Elve Hargett Johnson. He was a farmer and a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church. He also served on the advisory committee of Production Credit Association. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict...
James Harris (07/06/04)
James Franklin Harris, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 16, 1945, at Cape Girardeau, son of Leo and Lemma Benton Harris. He was self-employed and a lifetime resident of Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his mother, Lemma Harris of Cape Girardeau; two sons, James Michael Harris of Cape Girardeau and James Richard Harris of Sikeston, Mo.; a stepson, Rodney Gene Harris of Cape Girardeau; a stepdaughter, Bobbi Joe Proffer of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Eddie Harris and Tommy Burns Harris of Cape Girardeau; four sisters, Betty Suttles of Dayton, Ohio, Carolyn Dodds of Gordonville, Sharon Ayers of Lancaster, Texas, Mary Criddle of Cape Girardeau; and a grandchild.. ...
LaWanda Nance (07/06/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- LaWanda Carolyn Nance, 55, of Chaffee died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 14, 1949, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles Edward and Marie W. LaGrand Robinson. She was a retired housekeeper for Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Carl Farrar (07/06/04)
Carl Humphrey Farrar, 72, of Cape Girardeau was born March 11, 1932, in Advance, Mo., the son of the late Frank Oaks and Edith Humphrey Farrar, and passed away July 4, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Carl was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy. He had been a towboat chief engineer for the Upper Mississippi Towing Co. Carl retired from Rental Land in Cape Girardeau. He also was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church...
Alda Guemmer (07/06/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alda Evelyn Guemmer, 90, of Perryville died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 5, 1914, in Perry County, daughter of Edgar and Amy Dell Dempster Farrar. She and Leonard Carl Guemmer were married Dec. 25, 1930. He died April 19, 1967...
H. Lucille Hager (07/06/04)
H. Lucille Hager, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on April 26, 1924, at Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Walter F. and Christine A. Keller Hager. She graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1941. ...
Ernest Collier (07/06/04)
Ernest C. Collier, 73, of Jackson passed away Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in Commerce, Mo., the son of Christopher "Columbus" and Mary "Ethel" Mitchell Collier. He and Dorothy Williams were married on Dec. 10, 1953, at East Prairie, Mo. She survives...
Births 7/6/04 (07/06/04)
Alpers Son to Donald L. and RaeAnne Alpers of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 11:19 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2004. Name, Landon Scott. Weight, 7 pounds 12 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Alpers is the former RaeAnne Kloss, daughter of Rose Mary Kloss and Ray and Vicki Kloss, all of Paducah, Ky. She is a teacher. Alpers is the son of James and Sharon Alpers of Jackson...
Cape fire report 07/06/04 (07/06/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 8:51 p.m., structure fire at 144 S. West End Blvd. At 9:26 p.m., an emergency medical service at South Sprigg Street and Highway 74. At 10:40 p.m., an illegal burn at 807 S. Ellis St...
Cape/Jackson police reports 07/06/04 (07/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau police department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kevin Michael Cox, 23, 1400 N. Sprigg St., was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear. Amy Hawks, 31, 611 Lafayette Place, Apt. 5., was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
Out of the past 7/6/04 (07/06/04)
10 years ago: July 6, 1994 USS Squall, Navy coastal patrol ship that was christened in St. Louis Monday, visited Cape Girardeau yesterday; Navy's newest coastal patrol ship is seventh of 13 to be built in new Cyclone class. After wrestling with his conscience, Cape Girardeau City Councilman Richard Eggimann decided he had to reverse his endorsement of planned hiking-biking trail along Bloomfield Road; three other councilmen -- Tom Neumeyer, Melvin Gateley and J.J. ...
Privacy rights (07/06/04)
The Lima (Ohio) News We're disturbed by a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that requires citizens to provide their names to police officers, even if those officers have no probable cause that the person whose name they seek committed any sort of crime...
More state gambling? (07/06/04)
One of the items on ballots across Missouri in the Aug. 3 primary election will be a proposed constitutional amendment to allow riverboat gambling in Rockaway Beach, Mo., a once-thriving tourist destination on the White River that long ago was overshadowed by Branson, Mo., and its glittering, big-name shows...
Speak Out 07/06/04 (07/06/04)
Trash in the park I'M A daily walker at the Shawnee Park complex off West End Boulevard. I have been noticing the trash people leave. I counted 10 beer bottles and cans in a pile along with cigarette packs. Come on, people. This park is for the community. At least have the decency if you're going to be drinking in public to clean up the trash...
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