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Stories from Sunday, July 11, 2004

Same-sex couples want equal marriage rights (07/11/04)
Gay and lesbian couples don't think they're asking for much when they seek the same public recognition any other heterosexual married couple has. Being married as a legal spouse provides some benefits that domestic partnerships do not, said Denise Eaker, executive director of Visions of Pride, a local gay and lesbian organization...
Jackson and Cape school districts fill vacant positions (07/11/04)
Local schools will have plenty of new faces at the head of classrooms and in administrators' offices for the 2004-2005 year. In Cape Girardeau, there are 20 new teachers spread throughout the district as well as a new assistant principal at Central High School. Jackson has 18 new teachers and a new principal at R.O. Hawkins Junior High School...
Water and dumb remarks do mix (07/11/04)
Watch your words at Cape Girardeau's city pools -- the lifeguards are listening. Some lifeguards at the pools this summer are compiling a list of stupid remarks. "We write down every day every time someone says something we think is funny," said Colleen Burke, one of the pool managers...
Navy 'Leap Frogs' jump gives relatives rare thrill (07/11/04)
Nix White had just jumped out of a C-130 airplane from about 4,000 feet above the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. He floated in the air, guiding a bright yellow parachute with pulleys. A Stars-and-Stripes banner hung below the Navy SEAL's feet as thousands peered upward, some of them with hands over their hearts, others with their hands shielding their brows from the sun, as the national anthem was sung...
Odd briefs 7/11/04 (07/11/04)
Man finds treasure stove of old coins CENTRAL FALLS, R.I.-- A landlord is sure glad he looked in an old stove before he threw it out. Inside were vintage coins and nearly $4,000 worth of gold and silver bars. Vincent Bilotti came across the stove when he was cleaning the apartment of Ben Mizera, a tenant who had died recently. ...
Area digest 07/11/04 (07/11/04)
Registration for SEMO parking starts Monday Southeast Missouri State University students may register for 2004-2005 campus parking permits beginning Monday, school officials said. Students may apply and pay for permits online or they may complete a standard paper application. ...
County transit study funded (07/11/04)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a $225,000 contract for Cape Girardeau County's transit study on Friday. The study has been touted by local transit officials as the one that will find solutions to the county's public transit problems. A recent study performed by the United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Community Caring Council showed that public transit such as a fixed-bus route was the No. 1 problem in the community...
World briefs 7/11/04 (07/11/04)
Palestinians, Israelis line up support after ruling JERUSALEM -- Israelis and Palestinians were lining up support for a showdown at the United Nations over Israel's planned security barrier in the West Bank, while violence erupted in the Gaza Strip and four Palestinians were killed. ...
Newspaper wins four awards (07/11/04)
The Southeast Missourian recently received four awards in the National Newspaper Association's 2004 Better Newspaper Contest. A first place award in the "best Web site" category went to webmaster James Baughn for the newspaper's site at www.semissourian.com...
Couples share their definition of marriage (07/11/04)
Exactly 365 days from now, Katie Barbour, 22, and Adam Bertrand, 24, are to be married in a religious ceremony at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The two have known each other since childhood -- Adam was a friend of Katie's brother -- and were engaged in late May...
The state of the union (07/11/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In terms of secular law, religious teachings and prevailing societal standards, the concept that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman has been virtually unchallenged in Western culture. However, the institution of marriage has evolved greatly over the centuries, as have ideas concerning what it means to be married...
Paint-by-numbers guru looks back on craze (07/11/04)
CHICAGO -- Long before Elvis's face first hit black velvet, the guardians of all that is good and serious in American art had something else to bewail. This heresy was called paint-by-numbers, and Dan Robbins was its prophet. Robbins created the first paint-by-numbers pictures in the late 1940s, then rode the craze through the boom years of the 1950s and the bust of the 1960s...
Bondsmen capture wrong person (07/11/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police have charged two bounty hunters with assaulting a teenage girl after apparently breaking into the wrong house. Ali Barume, 27, and Jerry Roby, 31, were looking Wednesday night for a woman who had skipped bail when they knocked on the door of Frenchelle Williams-Marsh, 16...
Judge strikes down Missouri law banning type of abortion (07/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has declared Missouri's 5-year-old law banning a type of late-term abortion unconstitutional because it lacks an exception for protection of a pregnant woman's health. Senior U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright, in his ruling Friday, said the 1999 Missouri Infant's Protection Act fails to meet requirements set out by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2000 decision...
Faulty Iraq intelligence won't stop pre-emptive U.S. action (07/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- Now that a Senate committee has concluded the CIA falsely claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, expect more caution on Capitol Hill the next time a president seeks approval for pre-emptive military action. But don't expect America to strike only after an attack...
Victim advocates focus on Vatican role in Roman Catholic abuse (07/11/04)
Leading advocates for victims of clergy sex abuse are directing their criticism beyond U.S. Roman Catholic bishops to the highest levels of the church. They're now accusing Vatican leaders of hiding the scope of the molestation problem worldwide -- and demanding reform...
Next batch of cicadas will soon rain from trees (07/11/04)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Their droning love songs have faded, the skies are free of their tumbling flights and the carcasses that littered sidewalks have washed away. The Brood X cicadas, vintage 2004, are gone. But in the trees of several mid-Atlantic and Midwest states, the next generation is just beginning its 17-year life. Within the next few weeks, billions of eggs deposited in tree branches will hatch and rain down tiny white nymphs no bigger than sesame seeds with beady red eyes...
Mental exercise (07/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- Brain injury specialists at the Army's premier medical center have taught Spec. Jamie Brown how to exercise his mind and get it working again. He is learning to recall the last thing he read and remember the next place he is going, just as he learned to be a cook and college student in civilian life -- and a forward artillery observer for the Indiana National Guard...
Nation digest 07/11/04 (07/11/04)
Classified data missing from Los Alamos lab LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Two data storage devices containing classified information are missing from Los Alamos National Laboratory, officials said. Lab spokesman Kevin Roark refused to say Friday if the information could jeopardize national security. ...
Weak economy sputters along in new Iraq (07/11/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Once a month for the past year, Essam Awada, 28, went to work to pick up his pay. The genial warehouse foreman would sit around with the other guys at the water tank factory, tell a few Saddam jokes, and they would get their money and go home. But now, he said, he doesn't bother. A neighbor brings him his pay...
Bin Laden's sister-in-law gives rare glimpse of him (07/11/04)
GENEVA -- The only family member to talk openly about Osama bin Laden describes him as pious and merciless, a man so driven by his beliefs that he once denied a water bottle to his own infant son in the heat of the Saudi desert. Carmen Binladin, the terrorist leader's sister-in-law, says bin Laden's religious conviction was so admired by his family that she refuses to believe his relatives have stopped supporting him, as they claim...
American aid group arrives in Cuba on relief trip (07/11/04)
HAVANA -- Members of an American humanitarian aid group arrived in Cuba Saturday in defiance of U.S. law and wearing T-shirts calling for "regime change" in the United States. About 120 volunteers with Pastors for Peace flew in from Tampico, Mexico, where they had loaded a caravan of 12 vehicles filled with goods including medicine, computers and bicycles onto boats bound for Cuba -- all in violation of a long-running U.S. trade embargo...
Militants free Filipino hostage (07/11/04)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines confirmed Saturday it would withdraw its small peacekeeping contingent from Iraq on Aug. 20, as planned, but it was unclear if the announcement had saved the life of a Filipino hostage being held in Iraq. Government officials said truck driver Angelo dela Cruz had been released, but the Arab television station Al-Jazeera said it had received a message from the militants denying that...
As world focuses elsewhere, a slaughter unfolds in Sudan (07/11/04)
AL-FASHER, Sudan -- They shot him in his house. They blew her apart with a bomb. They cut him to pieces with swords. They dragged her into the desert and raped her. As the world's attention was turned to crises in the Middle East, a slaughter has raged for 17 months in Sudan's Darfur region. Arab gunmen on horses and camels, backed by bombers and helicopter gunships, have razed hundreds of black African villages, killed tens of thousands and driven more than 1 million from their homes...
It's a big world (07/11/04)
PODOLIANTSI, Ukraine -- His extraordinary height trapped Leonid Stadnik in a tiny Ukrainian village for years, but now the 8-foot-4 man is seeing his horizons expand to match his size. Until this spring, the 33-year-old Stadnik had spent almost all his days here in Podoliantsi, a poor village in northwestern Ukraine...
New building, new hopes (07/11/04)
Saxony Lutheran High School could not have asked for a better start in its first year competing on the varsity level. The cross country team finished fourth in the state, the basketball team posted a 17-6 record, and the track and field team had one relay and four individual entries at state...
After four tries, Cape finally finds a way to beat Jackson (07/11/04)
It took the Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball team five tries, but Post 63 finally found a way to defeat the Jackson RE/MAX Achievers. Cape Ford & Sons defeated Jackson 16-5 in a district contest, needing just seven innings at Cape Central. "They were the better team today," said Jackson coach Mark Lewis, whose team has defeated Cape four times this season...
Tradewater remains lone unbeaten team (07/11/04)
Tradewater (Ky.) Pirates coach Steve Fowler was thinking his team might go the entire game Saturday without getting the break it needed. But the Pirates capitalized on an error by the Plaza Tire Capahas to score the tying run, and they went on to post a 3-1, 10-inning victory at Capaha Field in the winners bracket final of the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional...
Plaza Tire posted a 17-5 win in seven innings. (07/11/04)
The host Plaza Tire Capahas bounced back from their tough loss to Tradewater (Ky.) earlier Saturday day and emerged from the losers bracket in the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional at Capaha Field. The Capahas rolled past the Cape Girardeau Riverdogs 17-5 in Saturday night's losers bracket final. The contest ended after 6 1/2 innings by way of the 10-run mercy rule...
Class Act competes in AAU national meet (07/11/04)
Class Act Gymastics of Jackson competed in the AAU Gymnastics National Championship meet for the first time and brought back a number of individual honors. The team also had the highest point total of any Missouri clubs at the meet, which took place in West Palm Beach, Fla...
Heins cruises to Capaha Classic victory (07/11/04)
~ Southeast Missourian Eric Heins won the men's division of the Capaha Classic 5-kilometer run, and Kris Woolf took the women's division on Saturday. Heins and Woolf, both of Cape Girardeau, took first and third, respectively, overall among the 63 total competitors...
FanSpeak July11 (07/11/04)
Coverage is a drag The NHRA is all but ignored by the Southeast Missourian. It would be much appreciated to be able to see results of Friday's and Saturday's qualifing runs, Sunday's winners, and point standings. The NHRA is a growing motorsport and drawing record crowds in recent years. ...
James takes lead in Champions major (07/11/04)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- England's Mark James shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and took advantage of Dana Quigley's quadruple bogey on the par-5 17th to take a three-stroke lead in the Senior Players Championship. James brings a 14-under 202 total into the final round of the Champions Tour major. Second-round leaders Gary McCord and Spain's Jose Maria Canizares were tied for second after 71s...
Edmonds ignites Cards (07/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A healthy Jim Edmonds is making a big impact on the St. Louis Cardinals' perfect homestand. Edmonds homered for the fourth straight game, and Jeff Suppan worked six strong innings to help the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory...
Spitz passes baton to Phelps (07/11/04)
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Mark Spitz draped the medal around Michael Phelps' neck and pulled the teenager close, whispering in his ear. Then Spitz hopped atop the podium, held Phelps' right hand in the air and pointed at him as if to say, "He's the man now."...
Armstrong content to stay in peloton in early stages of race (07/11/04)
SAINT-BRIEUC, France -- Lance Armstrong finished in a pack of riders behind Italy's Filippo Pozzato in the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Saturday and remained in sixth place overall after the first week of cycling's premier race. Armstrong, trying for a record sixth straight Tour victory, finished the stage 55th, 10 seconds behind the winner. ...
Jones fails to make team in 100 (07/11/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Perhaps it was the stress of fighting doping allegations. Maybe it was the physical and emotional strains of motherhood. Or perhaps time and a new generation of sprinters are finally catching up with her. Marion Jones failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in the 100 meters Saturday night, losing out on a chance to defend her gold medal in her signature event at the Athens Games...
Former Blues player Twist wins latest lawsuit round (07/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony Twist, a former National Hockey League enforcer known more for his fighting than his skating, has been awarded $15 million by a jury that found a comic strip creator had profited by using Twist's name without his permission. Comic book artist Todd McFarlane, the former principal artist and writer of Spiderman comics, gave the name Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli to a violent character in McFarlane's Spawn comics in the early 1990s...
Commission's changes take effect in March (07/11/04)
Special to the Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Conservation Commission approved more than two dozen regulation changes at its June 3 meeting to go into effect March 1, 2005. The changes will affect hunting, fishing and nontraditional recreation. Some, such as fishing creel and length limits, apply only to particular conservation areas. Others apply statewide...
Change of mascots for Southeast included some curious decisions (07/11/04)
After no column last week -- I was having too much fun to write during my annual summer vacation in California -- I'm back in full swing to address a variety of topics, including Southeast Missouri State University's mascot decision and the school's athletic department budget story that was published July 4...
Revitalized industrial city has plenty of attractions (07/11/04)
CLEVELAND -- Walking the towpath of the 19th-century Ohio & Erie Canal, deep in the Cuyahoga River valley amid chirping birds, croaking frogs and the smell of honeysuckle, you could easily forget you're in Cleveland. Just ignore the clanking freight trains overhead, the power transmission lines and the skyline in the distance. ...
Cooking class at Tuscan inn reveals soul of Italian food (07/11/04)
PANZANO IN CHIANTI, Italy -- Deep in the Chianti wine country, I guided a rented Volkswagen over a nearly mile-long dirt road, past vineyards and olive trees and down a steep, narrow and gouged stretch that made the car's shocks groan. Maybe the dusty bouncing would have been less severe if I had taken the rutted path a little slower. But that would have required containing my excitement about the destination: a Tuscan inn with cooking classes...
Bound for Branson (07/11/04)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Seven million tourists visit Branson each year, making this tiny town in the Ozarks (population 6,500) one of the top 20 overnight leisure destinations in the country. Just as astounding as Branson's ability to attract so many people is its success in bringing them back: 80 percent of Branson's guests are repeat visitors...
History lesson (07/11/04)
The features of this older home are timeless. By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian One of the things I like about older homes is their history. An older home is not just a home, but a reminder of how things were at a certain point in history...
PBS documentary shows price of peace in Africa (07/11/04)
The peace that has finally come to Angola may extract an unexpected and fearsome price, warns the PBS documentary "AIDS Warriors." Three decades of civil war isolated Angola and offered some protection from the AIDS pandemic afflicting sub-Sahara Africa. The country's AIDS rate, about 5 percent, is the lowest in southern Africa and compares to 22 percent in neighboring Namibia and Zambia, according to the film...
Former 'West Wing' worker runs for Congress (07/11/04)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Democratic congressional hopeful Beth Troutman, 27, has landed solid support from her old colleagues on the "The West Wing." Martin Sheen, who plays the fictional President Josiah Bartlet on the NBC show, is among several cast members who have contributed to Troutman's campaign to oust incumbent U.S. ...
Anthony Jordan (07/11/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Anthony "Tony" J. Jordan, 35, of Cairo died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in an automobile accident. He was born July 31, 1968, in Cairo, son of Willis Clayton and Carolyn Woodson Jordan. He and Jody Sawyer were married Aug. 1, 1992. Jordan had been a correctional officer at Tamms Correctional Facility for the last three years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Irene Hanebrink (07/11/04)
Irene Hanebrink, 91, of Jackson died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Sherry Ladd (07/11/04)
Sherry L. Ladd, 49, of Whitewater, formerly of Texas, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at her home. Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Cooper of Whitewater; and two grandchildren. The family may be contacted regarding memorial service details. McCombs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Oral Winn (07/11/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Oral "Preach" Winn, 84, of Anna died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at City Care Center in Anna. He was born Oct. 12, 1919, at Jonesboro, Ill., son of Everett and Ina Pickett Winn. He and Golda Henderson were married Sept. 17, 1954. Winn was a member of the Jonesboro United Methodist Church and was retired from General Telephone Co. ...
Glenda Lesch (07/11/04)
Glenda Faye Lesch, 52, of Delta died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 12, 1952, at St. Louis, daughter of Ray Andrew and Lora Jones Gramlisch. She and Hughes Ray Lesch were married Sept. 13, 1969. Lesch was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee, Mo...
Shirley Montgomery (07/11/04)
Shirley L. Montgomery, 69, of St. Louis died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at her home. She was born June 9, 1935, near Neelys Landing, daughter of Leach and Mary Reynolds Shelton. She and Ed Montgomery were married July 5, 1953. Shirley was president of Montgomery Engineering in Fenton, Mo. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church at Fruitland...
Quentin Klaus (07/11/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- H. Quentin Klaus, 77, of Perryville died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1926, at Old Appleton, Mo., son of Herbert and Hedwig Frentzel Klaus. He and Mabel Bingenheimer were married April 15, 1951...
William Lovell (07/11/04)
THEBES, Ill. -- Howard William Lovell, 85, of Thebes died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, Ill. He was born April 17, 1919, in Alexander County, Ill., son of John and Beulah Light Lovell. Lovell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the military police. He was a retired truck driver and maintenance employee with the Alexander County Highway Department for several years...
Anita Beno (07/11/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Anita Beno, 83, of Cairo died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Cairo, daughter of Carol and Mary Pearl Allen Stewart. She was married to John Ed Beno, who died in 1998. Beno was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo, the St. Patrick's Church Altar Guild, the Daughters of Isabella, and the VFW and American Legion ladies auxiliaries...
Horrell-Best (07/11/04)
Mindy Marie Horrell and Terry Lynn Best were married April 17, 2004, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Randy Heckman performed the ceremony. Music was by Kendra Ruesler and soloist was Eric Hinkebein. Parents of the couple are Jim and Karen Horrell of Jackson, and Marvin and Carolyn Best Jr. of Gordonville...
Hinkebein-Tubbs (07/11/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Laura Marie Hinkebein and Nicholas Walker Tubbs exchanged wedding vows May 8, 2004, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Organist was Dana Lynch and soloist was Chris Scherer, both of Oran. Reader was Ronnie Dirnberger of Chaffee, uncle of the bride...
Roberts-McGill (07/11/04)
Ashley Nicole Roberts and Patrick Dustin McGill were united in marriage June 19, 2004, at Dennis Scivally Park in Cape Girardeau. Judge John Heisserer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Melba and David Taylor and Rob and Tina Roberts, all of Jackson. The groom is the son of Patrick McGill and Lisa Hahn and Kathleen McGill, all of Cape Girardeau...
Gosche-Dinan (07/11/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Larry and Bonnie Gosche of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethanie Ann Gosche, to Taylor Carpenter Dinan, both of Des Peres, Mo. He is the son of Edward and Jane Dinan of Town and Country, Mo. Gosche is a 1996 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau. She received a degree in communication/ marketing from St. Louis University in 2000. She is completing a physician assistant master's degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla...
Georger-Pohlman (07/11/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Elmer Georger of Advance announces the engagement of his daughter, Amy Marie Georger, to Wayne Leon Pohlman. He is the son of Leon and Nancy Pohlman of Perryville, Mo. Georger is also the daughter of the late Bernice Georger. Georger is a 1998 graduate of Advance High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is employed at Cingular Wireless Corporate Retail Store in Cape Girardeau...
Evans-Ratledge (07/11/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Doris Dirnberger-Breymeyer of Benton announces the engagement of her daughter, Rhonda Jean Evans, to G. David Ratledge II. He is the son of Gary and Sharon Ratledge of Benton. Evans is the high school counselor and girls softball coach at Thomas W. Kelly High School. She is pursuing a double degree in high school and elementary administration from Southeast Missouri State University...
Frank-Castens (07/11/04)
Joe David and Kay Frank of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaymie Kay Frank, to Christopher Alan Castens, both of Alton, Ill. He is the son of Linda Castens of Edwardsville, Ill., and Gary Castens of St. Louis. Frank is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from St. Louis University in 2002. She is a fourth grade teacher with the Rockwood School District at Wild Horse Elementary...
Floyd-Biri (07/11/04)
Craig Floyd and Barb Floyd of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Marie Floyd, to Nicholas David Biri. He is the son of Debby Biri and David Biri of Jackson. Floyd is a graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at American Family Insurance-Janey Foust...
Hill-Johnson (07/11/04)
Tom and Belinda Moore of Randles and Greg Hill of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Dawn Hill, to Freddy Joe Johnson. He is the son of William and Debra Johnson of Delta. Hill is a 2003 graduate of Delta High School. She is employed at Havco Wood Products Inc...
Pressgrove-Howard (07/11/04)
Guy and Gloria Pressgrove of Brandon, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Pressgrove, to Matthew Howard, both of Cordova, Tenn. He is the son of Tom and Diane Howard of Cape Girardeau. Pressgrove is a graduate of Mississippi State University at Starkville. She is an interior designer with Office Scapes in Memphis, Tenn...
Sanders mark golden event (07/11/04)
Herb and Lois Sanders of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 26, 2004, in the fellowship hall of First Free Will Baptist Church. Hosts were their children and grandchildren: Bill Sanders and son Bill Jr. of Cape Girardeau; Jim and Stacia Sanders and children Wes, Alicia, Jameson and Reggie of Eureka, Mo.; and Nancy and Craig Harrison and sons Daniel and Matthew of Glenview, Ill...
Fire report 7/11/04 (07/11/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 10:30 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2311 Belleridge Pike. At 11:23 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1236 N. Spanish St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 12:59 a.m., a citizen assist at 650 S. Spring St...
Sheriff report 07/11/04 (07/11/04)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Richard L. McAlister Sr., 43, of Jackson was arrested July 2 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Police report 7/11/04 (07/11/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Christopher W. Lovies, no age given, 408 Albert St., was issued a summons Thursday for driving while intoxicated, failure to yield and driving with a suspended license following a motor vehicle accident...
Out of the past 7/11/04 (07/11/04)
10 years ago: July 11, 1994 Missourians may be paying a little more for gasoline these days, but state's average of $1.03 for regular unleaded fuel is still well below national average of $1.11 per gallon; Cape Girardeau drivers looking for self-serve regular unleaded fuel are finding 99.9-cent a gallon gasoline at most stations in town...
Campaign verbiage, Israeli security (07/11/04)
Here are a couple of topics I think you will find interesting; Campaigns let loaded words fly: You know the campaign season is in full bloom when candidates begin using words such as "scheme," "questionable," "smoking gun" and violations" in referring to the actions of their rivals...
Underage drinking (07/11/04)
The Kansas City Star To really curb underage drinking ... the enablers must be stopped. Catching and punishing adults who supply alcohol to teens is the key. It will discourage party-hosting with a wink that puts young people at risk. Two new laws -- one in Missouri and the other in Kansas -- give law enforcement officers better tools for stopping the suppliers of underage drinkers. ...
High court remedy is impeachment (07/11/04)
By Steve Casey On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Child Online Protection Act, which was signed into law in 1998 as an attempt to shield children from online pornography. This decision is yet another victory at the high court for pornographers at the expense of America's children...
Highway funding (07/11/04)
The federal government establishes spending priorities and limits for federal highways in six-year programs. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, usually called TEA-21, expired last September when the House and Senate could not agree on a new six-year plan...
Running has big impact on life (07/11/04)
To the editor: Regarding Sam Blackwell's recent column on running: I grew up in Bell City, Mo., graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and joined the Navy in 1967. Running was not part of my life until 1986. Other than stopping smoking, running has had the largest impact on my lifestyle, health and sense of accomplishment than anything else other than staying married for 36 years and having two granddaughters. ...
Cosby's criticism was on the mark (07/11/04)
To the editor: Bill Cosby spoke words that were sharp and to the point and sparked a great amount of criticism as well as praise. He laid it on the line. Cosby was critical of speech, family, child-rearing and clothing. No solution could be better than what he proposed...
Speak Out 07/11/04 (07/11/04)
Terrific fireworks WE JUST got through watching a terrific fireworks display down on the riverfront. We want to thank everybody who purchased these fireworks and the people who set them off. It was just great and made Cape Girardeau proud. So thank you, everybody...
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