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Cape Girardeau City Council action (07/07/04)
Appearance Legislative update by state Rep. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau. Public hearings Held a public hearing to consider vacating Kings-Corner Subdivision, a minor subdivision, at the request of the owners, Gary and Cheryl Otte. Held a public hearing on a proposed Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the Community Caring Council for rehabilitation of an existing apartment complex in the north part of the city.Consent ordinances...
Statue honoring doctor unveiled (07/07/04)
DON FRAZIER * dfrazier@semissourian.com Richard Montgomery, far left, sculptor Allen Gibson and Pat Seabaugh unveiled a life-size polychrome bronze depicting Dr. William Seabaugh, a mare and her colt, Capetown, during ceremonies held at the Capetown, Assisted Living by Americare in Cape Girardeau on Monday.By Tony Rehagen ~ Southeast Missourian...
Number of Cape fireworks calls nearly the same (07/07/04)
Cape Girardeau police handled nearly as many fireworks-related calls this year as they did in 2003, even with a shorter season to buy and discharge fireworks. In all, police responded to 162 fireworks-related calls, two fewer than in 2003. But only eight incidents resulted in written reports, police chief Steve Strong told the city council Tuesday night...
Holden vetoes bill for home repair mediation (07/07/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden on Tuesday rejected legislation that would have required homeowners to attempt to resolve claims of defective construction or repair through mediation before taking contractors to court. Holden vetoed the bill in private, but in the accompanying veto message he said the measure created "unreasonable obstacles" for homeowners who want problems fixed...
Storm briefly knocks out power (07/07/04)
A storm that blustered through the area Tuesday left some in Cape Girardeau without electricity, but not for long. Around 7 p.m., the storm caused the power to go out at Broadway and Perry Avenue. A few minutes later, AmerenUE trucks were called to restore power near Lexington and Saratoga avenues, said a police department spokesman...
Region's residents call picking Edwards wise (07/07/04)
A few Southeast Missouri Republicans and Democrats found something to agree on in presidential politics Tuesday: Democratic hopeful John Kerry made a good choice in John Edwards as his vice presidential running mate. "It was probably a wise choice," said Sally O'Brien, a Republican from Benton, Mo. "He's a little more conservative than a Howard Dean."...
Man pleads guilty in Cape bar killing (07/07/04)
Admitting that he was too drunk to know whether he was shooting anyone when he fired a fatal shot outside a Cape Girardeau bar, Gregory A. McNeely pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murder of Terry Vernon Lynn II, an architecture student at Southeast Missouri State University...
Cape municipal band plays today (07/07/04)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will perform at 8 p.m. today at Capaha Park, with special entertainment by Catatonic, an alternative rock band. The municipal band will perform "Bandology March," among other tunes. In case of rain, the concert will be at Academic Auditorium...
Scott City OKs plan for revenue from sales tax (07/07/04)
The Scott City Council passed a resolution at its Tuesday meeting that outlines how revenue from a one-quarter percent sales tax will be spent if voters approve its renewal Aug. 3. Voters approved the tax in 1998 for fire department improvements. If passed in the August election, the tax would also fund repairs to the building that houses city hall, the police department and the fire department, and repairs for the parks and public works department...
School improvements (07/07/04)
Jeff Bollinger is a bit like a proud parent showing off his child's straight-A report card as he points out the new roof at the Primary Annex and a handicapped-accessible bathroom going up at Jackson High School on this 80-degree July morning. Not too long ago, those projects would have meant big dollars and the hiring of outside sources for the Jackson School District. These days, it's rare to find a private contractor's vehicle parked at Jackson's school buildings...
Club news 7/7/04 (07/07/04)
Arnsberg 4-H Club Arnsberg 4-H Club met June 3 at the Trinity Lutheran Hall in Friedheim. Jessica Seyer, president, presided with 13 members, seven leaders and two guests in attendance. Shelby Mangels and Shelby Proctor led the group in song. Justin Tuschhoff had a June birthday and was recognized with a special song. Dustin Oehl led the group in pledges...
NY Post picks wrong running mate for Kerry (07/07/04)
NEW YORK -- Dewey defeats ... Gephardt? The New York Post, in a front page gaffe reminiscent of the 1948 headline wrongly announcing President Truman's defeat, proclaimed Tuesday that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry would select Rep. Dick Gephardt as his running mate...
Selection brings a jolt to Edwards' hometown (07/07/04)
ROBBINS, N.C. -- In the sleepy, two-stoplight town where Sen. John Edwards grew up, his selection as the Democratic vice presidential nominee brought hope he will give a voice to the values and concerns of the rural South. "It's your roots," said 52-year-old Sandy Hussey, who went to school with Edwards. "Just like a tree, the roots reach to the tap root and this is the tap root."...
Man charged with murder in dragging death (07/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man was charged Tuesday with running down his ex-girlfriend and dragging her nearly 1,200 feet to her death. Diane Watson, 31, was still alive Monday after she was dislodged from underneath the pickup truck but died a short time later at a hospital, where the suspect showed up and allegedly made strange statements, prompting a call to police...
Scott County water district may cost up to $18 million (07/07/04)
Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- A proposed water district to serve a potential of 3,700 new households in rural Scott County could cost between $15 million and $18 million. John Chittenden of Waters Engineering in Sikeston, Mo., gave a report on the district at Tuesday's Scott County Commission meeting. The project would make water available along "every road that has a house on it," he said. "The budget is based on serving every customer."...
Frugal generation finds itself in debt (07/07/04)
NEW YORK -- America's seniors, who weathered the Great Depression or grew up in its shadow, have a reputation for frugality and saving. Of all generations, this was the one that got it right by pinching pennies, avoiding credit and putting money away for retirement and to pass on to their children...
Kerry seeks lift by choice of Edwards (07/07/04)
John Kerry on Tuesday chose former rival John Edwards as his running mate, selecting the smooth-talking Southern populist over more seasoned politicians in hopes of injecting vigor and small-town appeal into the Democratic presidential ticket. "I trust that met with your approval," Kerry told a boisterous crowd of supporters in Pittsburgh who shouted their consent while waving hot-off-the-presses "Kerry-Edwards" placards...
Family-friendly Branson worries about a proposed casino (07/07/04)
ROCKAWAY BEACH, Mo. -- Branson's main industry is wholesome, family entertainment. Think Andy Williams and The Osmonds. Branson business leaders say they fear it could all be spoiled by the ringing of slot machines, the rattle of dice and the snap of a well-shuffled deck of cards...
Panel backs claim of weak al-Qaida-Iraq link (07/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Sept. 11 commission is standing by its finding that al-Qaida had only limited contact with Iraq before the terrorist attacks, a determination disputed by Vice President Dick Cheney. The 10-member, bipartisan panel issued a one-sentence statement Tuesday saying it had access to the same information as Cheney, who suggested strong ties between ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida...
Radioactive material, suitable for dirty bomb, flown from Iraq (07/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- In a secret operation, the United States last month removed from Iraq nearly two tons of uranium and hundreds of highly radioactive items that could have been used in a so-called dirty bomb, the Energy Department disclosed Tuesday. The nuclear material was secured from Iraq's former nuclear research facility and airlifted out of the country to an undisclosed Energy Department laboratory for further analysis, the department said in a statement...
Vigilante group warns al-Zarqawi (07/07/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An armed vigilante group threatened on Tuesday to kill Abu Musab al-Zarqawi for insurgency attacks that have killed Iraqis, making the first internal threat against the Jordanian militant. Insurgents detonated a car bomb that killed 14 Iraqis, underscoring their determination to carry out attacks a week after the U.S. transferred power to an interim government led by Prime Minister Iyad Allawi...
U.N. - AIDS virus outruns efforts to combat it (07/07/04)
LONDON -- The world is losing the race against the AIDS virus, which last year infected a record 5 million people and killed an unprecedented 3 million, the United Nations reported Tuesday. The virus has now pushed deep into Eastern Europe and Asia, and tackling it will be more expensive than previously believed, according to the most accurate picture to date of the global status of HIV infections...
Southeast hires two assistants (07/07/04)
Southeast Missouri State added two assistant coaches to its men's basketball staff this week, bringing coach Gary Garner's staff to three. Ronnie Dean and Toby Lane began their duties Tuesday. They join Robert Guster, the fomer assistant at Southwest Missouri State-West Plains who was hired last month...
Krzyzewski credits student with an assist (07/07/04)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Andrew Humphries was distraught when he heard Mike Krzyzewski might leave Duke to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. The Duke student, a Blue Devils fan since he was a kid, felt helpless. But he knew he had to try something to help persuade the Hall of Fame coach to stay...
Rain douses hot Jackson offense (07/07/04)
Jackson's American Legion team looked primed to win its fifth game over Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons on Tuesday night at Jackson, but Mother Nature had other plans. With an 8-1 Jackson (18-6) lead in the bottom of the fourth and runners on, the field was cleared as lightning struck in the distance. Before the players could wait out the lightning, the rain came, washing out the game...
Making their pitch (07/07/04)
The Plaza Tire Capahas didn't need the National Baseball Congregss Mid-South Regional title to get to the NBC World Series the past two seasons, but that doesn't mean Capahas manager Jess Bolen won't be fighting to recapture the title this weekend...
Heartland Pride puts kids on the field (07/07/04)
Success is normally measured by wins and losses for sports organizations. But for Heartland Pride Sports, success means giving children the opportunity to participate in sports. Heartland Pride Sports, a not-for-profit organization, was created last August to help Southeast Missouri's youth through sports...
Sikeston edges Jackson with hits at a premium (07/07/04)
Sikeston outdueled Jackson 3-1 in an American Legion district game that featured just seven hits and lasted 1 hour 40 minutes. Jason Meystedt suffered the loss for Jackson despite allowing five hits over nine innings. Only one of those hits came in the final six innings...
Williams finds old form after spring bout with tendinitis (07/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- It took three months and a stretch of white-hot pitching for Woody Williams to battle back to the break-even point. That's the direct result of a lost spring training. The St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander was limited to only five innings in Florida due to shoulder tendinitis. Gamely, he began the season in the rotation, but it's only been in the last few weeks that he's felt like himself...
MRI on Rolen's knee reveals irritation but no damage (07/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- An MRI exam on Scott Rolen's sore left knee on Tuesday revealed joint irritation, the St. Louis Cardinals All-Star third baseman said. Rolen, who was batting .346 with 18 homers and a major league-leading 80 RBIs, does not expect to miss any playing time. The knee has been bothering him for about a month and it's mainly affected his base-running...
Avalanche name Quenneville coach (07/07/04)
DENVER -- Joel Quenneville was hired Wednesday to coach the Colorado Avalanche, replacing Tony Granato, who will become his assistant. Quenneville was the coach of the St. Louis Blues from January 1997 until this February, when he was fired during a 4-12 slump...
St. Louis sweeps Reds (07/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- All-Star shortstop Barry Larkin's second error of the season led to the go-ahead run, and Reggie Sanders' seventh-inning single sent the St. Louis Cardinals past the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Wednesday night. Jim Edmonds homered for the second straight game to help the Cardinals complete their seventh sweep, and third in the last four series. The NL Central leaders are a season-best 20 games above .500 and 6-0 on the homestand with three games to go, outscoring their opponents 34-10...
Redbirds make it five straight (07/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Lately, it's been one big play after another for Jim Edmonds. Edmonds homered and saved one with his glove, and Edgar Renteria hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning that led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 Tuesday night...
Gagne's saves streak looks safe at 84 (07/07/04)
LOS ANGELES -- For almost two years, it was "Game Over" every time Eric Gagne trotted in from the bullpen with the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead. And when he struck out Scott Hairston to start the ninth inning Monday night, it seemed as if save No. 85 in a row was just a few pitches away...
Hasek will pursue Cup with Senators (07/07/04)
OTTAWA -- Dominik Hasek is thinking Stanley Cup again, and that's exactly why the Ottawa Senators signed one of the game's top goaltenders. "I wanted to play for a team that I believe can win the Cup," Hasek said at a news conference Tuesday. "And I believe that with my help, all together, we can do it."...
One of Armstrong's biggest foes takes fall (07/07/04)
WASQUEHAL, France -- One key rival down for Lance Armstrong, at least four others to go. Armstrong turned two treacherous cobblestone stretches of the Tour de France to his advantage Tuesday, while Spain's Iban Mayo crashed in a blow to his title hopes...
Cranberry walnut slaw is colorful treat (07/07/04)
This two-cabbage slaw, unlike mayonnaise-based dressings, has a cider vinaigrette dressing that makes it crisp and light. Dried cranberries and sugar give sweet flavor, and walnuts add crunchy texture and a nutrition bonus. Cranberry and Walnut ColeslawFor the dressing:...
Fran Haupt's hosta varieties may make your mouth water (07/07/04)
When she talks about Fried Bananas, Spilt Milk, Guacamole and Pineapple Upside-down Cake it sounds more like Fran Haupt is cooking than gardening. But those are the names of hostas that the Cape Girardeau County resident grows in her shade gardens. A few years ago, Haupt would never have considered hostas for her shady spots. She wanted flowers or plants that would provide a good show of color in her beds. And she didn't think hostas would do that...
When all else fails, get a tattoo (07/07/04)
You're a 33-year-old man, your youth misspent on college and full-time jobs, your shot at being a professional athlete/actor/musician pretty much over. All too soon, you will be FORTY. Obviously, there's only one thing to do: Get a second tattoo, specifically, a 25-square-inch tribal sun between your shoulder blades...
Salads make easy meals on hot days (07/07/04)
Our family reunion weekend is over once again, and it was a fantastic weekend. We had 93 people from about 13 different states attend the weekend-long event. Our family is the host family, so we do the work on this end. We served more than 350 meals, and I do believe everyone enjoyed them very much. ...
Pesticides can alleviate plant problems (07/07/04)
June and July should be designated as National Plant Problem Months. Although I have never recorded results, I can assure you that horticulturists are asked more questions and are given more plant problem samples to identify in June and July than in any other months of the year...
Second season of A&E, Southwest collaboration 'Airline' begins (07/07/04)
LINTHICUM, Md. -- The blond woman at the check-in counter is crying, tears streaking her cheeks. She has too many bills, she explains. She is supporting her brother, her family. She's just a bus driver. She's stressed, she says, not drunk. Across from her, the man in the Southwest Airlines uniform leans in, nods sympathetically. He understands life can be hard. He understands she is upset...
Gasoline prices fall another 2.6 cents (07/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- Gasoline prices continued their decline, falling to a national average of just over $1.89 a gallon for regular grade last week, the Energy Department reported Tuesday. The 2.6 cents a gallon decrease marked the sixth week that gasoline prices have dropped nationwide after reaching $2.06 a gallon in the week ending May 22...
Mid-year numbers show banner rise for economy (07/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- The economy appears headed for a banner year despite a springtime spike in energy prices and a recent increase in interest rates. In fact, many analysts are forecasting that the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, will grow by 4.6 percent or better this year, the fastest in two decades...
Business briefs 7/7/04 (07/07/04)
Study: Soy doesn't help postmenopausal women CHICAGO -- A new study casts doubt on the value of soy powder as a substitute for estrogen pills. Dutch researchers found that soy did not increase bone density in postmenopausal women, and did not improve their memory or cholesterol levels either. Many women and doctors have been looking for alternatives to estrogen because of recent findings linking estrogen-progestin supplements to heart disease, breast cancer and senility...
Marie Casler (07/07/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Marie Casler, 77, of Oran died Monday July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Homer and Grace Wright Bateman. She and Donald Earl Casler were married Feb. 21, 1948. He died June 22, 1990...
Terissa McClelland (07/07/04)
ARAB, Mo. -- Terissa Avon McKee McClelland, 48, of Arab died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Randy Miller (07/07/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Randy Thurman Miller, 45, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his home. He was born July 17, 1958, in Cairo, Ill., son of Paul Miller and Nellie Mae Thurman. He married Mary Seely. Miller was formerly of Charleston, Mo. He was employed with Brewer Trucking Co. in London, Ky...
Michael Seibel (07/07/04)
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Michael W. Seibel, 59, of Bellevue, Neb., died Sunday, July 4, 2004. Survivors include his wife, Jean Henry Seibel; his father, Walter Seibel of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Kay and husband Bill Scharenborg of Jackson, Barb Pierce of Imperial, Mo., Mary Lewis of Simpsonville, S.C.; a brother, Dale Seibel of Atlanta, Ga.; two stepsons, Jim and John Sears of Omaha; a grandson, Jordan Sears of Omaha; a brother-in-law, Pat and wife Patty Henry of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Ann and husband Bob Becker of Metairie, La., Mary and husband Don Costello of Lincoln, Rita Henry of Omaha, Neb.; beloved godchild, Bernice Trapp of Cadillac, Mont.; numerous nieces and nephews.. ...
Addie Hays (07/07/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Addie Mae Hays, 73, of Steele, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at River Oaks Care Center in Steele. She was born July 15, 1930, in Newport, Ark., daughter of John and Nettie Richards Wallace. She married James Merrill Hays...
Oleta Yamnitz (07/07/04)
Oleta Brown Yamnitz, 79, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bob King (07/07/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert James "Bob" King, 60, of Sikeston died Monday, July 5, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1943, at Catron, Mo., son of Joe Otis and Lillian Hunter King. He and JoAnn Landers were married May 14, 1988, in Sikeston. King was a 1961 graduate of Morehouse High School. He worked 16 years for Wohl Shoe Co. and for the past five years was a truck driver with Delta Express in Cape Girardeau...
Zendalyn Goolsby (07/07/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Zendalyn I. Goolsby, 88, of Sikeston died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 25, 1916, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of George and Eva Martin Pellerin. She and William Goolsby were married Sept. 10, 1932, at New Madrid, Mo. He died Oct. 16, 1971...
Billy Hanning (07/07/04)
Billy Joe Hanning, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Life Care Center. He was born April 26, 1929, in St. Louis, son of Lem and Burtle Tucker Hanning. Hanning had installed security alarm systems in police stations and schools in St. Louis...
Births 7/7/04 (07/07/04)
Sides Daughter to DeWayne Elton and Meleia Allison Sides of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:41 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004. Name, Paige Morgan. Weight, 8 pounds 1 ounce. Third daughter. Mrs. Sides is the former Meleia Dunn, daughter of Don and Joy Dunn of Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/7/04 (07/07/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items have been released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Marino N. Evaristo, 27, 3035 Themis St., was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no driver's license and driving without headlights...
Cape fire report 07/07/04 (07/07/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Monday: At 8:34 p.m., a standby at 1 Airport Road. Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 4:48 a.m., a fire alarm at 1000 N. Sprigg St. At 12:19 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2825 Bloomfield Road...
Out of the past 7/7/04 (07/07/04)
10 years ago: July 7, 1994 Cape Girardeau is eligible for another installment of federal money for local flood-recovery efforts; Missouri Community Development Block Grant Program notifies city that it is able to apply for additional funds; city received $105,000 from state's first allocation of flood-relief money...
Saving the mounds (07/07/04)
Since its discovery in the 1930s, Wickliffe Mounds has been a tourist attraction in western Kentucky. But budget cuts at Murray State University, which has managed the site for years, could put the center in jeopardy. The site of ceremonial mounds that includes living areas and a cemetery was operated privately for a time and was donated to a hospital in the 1940s. Murray State University has operated it since 1983...
Movie hurts Bush re-election bid (07/07/04)
To the editor: I attended the very first showing of "Fahrenheit 9/11" in the Cape Girardeau area. I came away with a gleeful sense of certainty that Michael Moore, the maker of this documentary, has effectively driven a stake through the heart of President Bush's re-election campaign. The more who see the movie, the bigger the margin of victory will be...
Wrong audience for Cosby's barbs (07/07/04)
To the editor: The first time I heard about Bill Cosby's comments regarding African American children's lack of educational skills and their parents unwillingness to discipline and teach them was from my co-workers at our cereal plant in Perryville., Mo. I was shocked at first until I found out who his audiences were...
Belief in Christ is path to salvation (07/07/04)
To the editor: Someone said in a Speak Out comment that he bypassed Jesus and the church and wondered which church is God's. To bypass Jesus and not accept the entire Bible as the truth is a great mistake. The Bible says, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."...
Speak Out 07/07/04 (07/07/04)
Looking for the hawk I HAVE checked my bird identification book and cannot find a redhawk. The common hawk in this area is called a red-tailed hawk. I can hear it now: Go, Redtails, go. Pushy maintenance man I LIVE in an apartment. The maintenance man doesn't wait until you're answer the door. He just puts his key in the door and walks in. Why can they do that?...
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