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Family reunions 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Former Cape County judge's family meets Descendants of the former Cape Girardeau County Judge Phillip Charles Kasten and his wife, Catherine Richter, recently gathered for a reunion in Jackson. Approximately 50 relatives from Jackson, Leopold, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Kentucky and Illinois attended the occasion. The afternoon was spent visiting, reminiscing and viewing old family photos...
Restored F-4E Phantom cockpit popular feature with residents (07/12/04)
Southeast Missourian Children and adults admired the craftsmanship and power of the planes at the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival over the weekend, yet they were limited in how close they could get to some of them. Many wanted to feel what it was like to be in one...
Summer gardens provide fresh produce at local stands (07/12/04)
Fresh fruits and vegetables are in no short supply throughout Cape Girardeau. Not to mention honey, vinegar and handmade crafts. Farmers markets have popped up all over town as gardens have begun overflowing with summer produce. Wilma Seyer of Chaffee, Mo., and her sister Barbara Trankler of Cape Girardeau were headed to J.C. Penney at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park when they stopped for green beans and tomatoes at the city's newest market...
Community digest 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Cape Girardeau County AARP meets today The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of AARP will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, Broadway and Caruthers Street in Cape Girardeau. The program will be "Cruisin' through the Panama Canal," presented by Grace Hoover. There will be a drawing for a door prize...
Air show wraps up with display of A-10 (07/12/04)
Maj. Rob "Narc" Brogan is the kind of guy who coolly climbs out of the cockpit of an A-10 Warthog and crisply salutes two at-attention members of the flight crew. Sometimes he flashes a big smile that reveals crooked and ugly fake teeth to make them laugh...
Children tackle conservation at Cape Girardeau library (07/12/04)
The hawk got sick because it ate the snakes that got sick because they ate the mice that got sick because they ate plants that were sprayed with chemicals to foster plant growth. That's the lesson children learned at the Cape Girardeau Public Library session on environmental ethics. Amber Glenn taught youngsters about environmental ethics with a program featuring conservation methods and a food chain game...
Community cuisine 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Church catering dinner around the world Cuisine from Jamaica, Mexico, Italy, France and the Southern United States will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at Greater Dimension Ministries, 723 Hackberry St., Cape Girardeau. Whitewater church plans picnic, music...
Community Q&A 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Name: Natasha Iorio Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: My family includes my parents, Cari Nelson and Joe and Amy Iorio; siblings, Taylor, JT, Rylee and Tucker; my boyfriend, Jason Riley and dog, Lola. ...
Image, meaning of marriage changes with passing decades (07/12/04)
Marriage has taken on different meanings over the years. Society considers it foremost a union between a man and woman. But how couples make their marriage work depends on their expectations. Some couples choose to live together as common law husband and wife, others opt for wedding ceremonies in a church or before a judge...
Seeking a definition (07/12/04)
When Kelley and Joe Pujol married 11 years ago, they knew it wouldn't be a fairy tale or fantasy story where everyone lives happily ever after. Statistics said that about half the couples married in the 1990s would divorce sometime in the future. But the Pujols were more realistic about what their marriage would be. They found a community of support in their church and continue to work at making their relationship last...
Southeast renovating residence halls (07/12/04)
Southeast Missouri State University has engaged in its own "Extreme Makeover" this summer, making major renovations to some of its residence halls. Unlike television's popular home remodeling show, most of the work has been away from public view inside the buildings...
Scott City officials push to extend sales tax (07/12/04)
On Aug. 3, voters in Scott City will decide whether to continue paying a one-quarter percent sales tax intended for capital improvements city officials say are urgently needed. At its July 6 meeting, the city council passed a resolution that outlined a plan for the use of the sales tax revenue. In the next two weeks, fliers with this information will be distributed to the public...
Churches continue wrestling with issue of gays and marriage (07/12/04)
Same-sex couples are marrying in Massachusetts and heading to courthouses in San Francisco so that their relationships have legal recognition, but few religious bodies are ready to give their blessing. Church denominations continue to wrestle with the issues of homosexuality, ordaining gays and blessing same-sex unions...
Missouri Lottery to expand games to twice a day (07/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Lottery's daily games will expand from one to two drawings a day later this month, officials said. Gary Gonder, the lottery's spokesman, said the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Show Me 5 games will have a midday drawing in addition to the evening drawing, starting July 26...
Head of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod retains presidency (07/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod won a second term Sunday after he called on church members to put behind them a disagreement over a prayer offered at New York's Yankee Stadium following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
State senator resigns from Guard after rule violation (07/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A senator whose crucial vote on the state's concealed-guns law resulted in a light military reprimand said he has resigned from the National Guard. Sen. Jon Dolan, R-Lake St. Louis, ended his military service effective July 1, he and military officials told The Associated Press...
McCaskill, Holden battle heating up (07/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When the campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination began in earnest last month, incumbent Gov. Bob Holden focused his attacks on the Republican-led legislature while ignoring State Auditor Claire McCaskill, his main challenger...
Conservatives more restive about Iraq war (07/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- When an influential group of conservatives gathers in downtown Washington each week, they often get a political pep talk from a senior Bush administration official or campaign aide. They don't expect a fellow Republican to deliver a blistering critique of President Bush's handling of the Iraq war...
Electronic voting facing lawsuit from security critics (07/12/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Critics of electronic voting are suing Diebold Inc. under a whistleblower law, alleging the company's shoddy balloting equipment exposed California elections to hackers and software bugs. California's attorney general unsealed the lawsuit Friday. It was filed in November but sealed under a provision that keeps such actions secret until the government decides whether to join the plaintiffs...
Arizona wildfires 55 percent contained (07/12/04)
SAFFORD, Ariz. -- A pair of wildfires had merged by Sunday as firefighters fought back flames near a mountaintop observatory and nearly 100 summer homes in southeastern Arizona. Hail and rain fell around the Mount Graham International Observatory, aiding the battle to tame the fires. But lightning started a new blaze Saturday in the steep terrain on the mountain's south side...
Billionaire philanthropist dies at 94 (07/12/04)
NEW YORK -- Laurance Rockefeller, a conservationist, philanthropist and leading figure in the field of venture capital, died in his sleep Sunday morning. He was 94. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis, spokesman Fraser Seitel said in a statement...
Enron wife trades high life for prison (07/12/04)
HOUSTON -- For the next year, home for the real estate and grocery heiress married to Enron's former finance chief will be an 8-foot-by-10-foot cell. She'll live with a roommate, share a toilet and endure noise that doesn't stop at lights-out. Today, Lea Fastow must report to the federal lockup in downtown Houston, where she will serve a year for her misdemeanor conviction of signing a fraudulent tax return to help her husband, Andrew, hide ill-gotten income from schemes that fueled the energy company's crash.. ...
Summer camps cleaning up menus amid child obesity concerns (07/12/04)
Dear Mom, Camp sure is fun, but the food is nothing like you said it would be. There's no mystery meat and we almost never get burgers. Most days it's salad bar or stir-fry. Last night we toasted tofu dogs around the fire. Oh yeah, and the counselor says you've got to stop sending cookies 'cause we're not allowed so many sweets....
Sept. 11 panel nears completion of report (07/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- Working in secret, the Sept. 11 commission is finishing a final report that several members believe will be done by week's end and have unanimous support. The endorsement of all 10 commissioners is important if the findings and recommendations for improvements -- most notably in intelligence-gathering -- are to avoid charges of partisanship in a presidential election year...
CIA director Tenet leaves; Senate urges quick replacement (07/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- A Senate report detailing serious flaws in U.S. intelligence-gathering highlights the urgent need for a permanent CIA director given the current terrorist threat, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday. George Tenet, who announced in early June that he was resigning for personal reasons, left the agency on Sunday after seven years as director. His deputy, John McLaughlin, took over as acting director...
Experts - It's time to take advantage of mortgage rates (07/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- Jump in now. That's the advice from experts to people who are thinking about refinancing a home or buying one, in light of the recent drop in mortgage rates. Those falling rates are seen as temporary. Forecasters predict rates will again start to slowly climb through next year...
World briefs 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
First democratic leader takes office in Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Serbia's first pro-democracy president since World War II took office Sunday, vowing to bring stability to the Balkan republic and push it closer to the European Union and NATO. Boris Tadic, 46, leader of opposition Democratic Party, was elected in a June 27 runoff, defeating a hard-line nationalist ally of former President Slobodan Milosevic...
Japanese ruling coalition holds slight majority in Parliament (07/12/04)
TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition clinched a majority in the upper house of Parliament in elections Sunday, but gains by the opposition signaled discontent with the prime minister's cuts in pension benefits and deployment of troops to Iraq. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party and coalition partner Komeito party won 60 of the seats under contention, ensuring their dominance of the upper house, according to final results released early Monday by the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications. ...
Abu Ghraib prison returns to control of Iraqi guards (07/12/04)
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq -- In the cellblock where a worldwide scandal began, an eerie silence prevails as ceiling fans whip the furnace-like air across the fresh paint and new Chinese locks. A handful of common criminals spend their days in quiet solitary confinement, a sharp contrast to the reports of torture and executions under Saddam Hussein, and sexual abuse at the hands of U.S. soldiers...
Leaders urged to do more to combat AIDS (07/12/04)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The International AIDS Conference opened Sunday with U.N. chief Kofi Annan challenging world leaders to do more to combat the raging global epidemic and warning that women are increasingly the unwitting victims of the disease. Three years after world leaders pledged at the United Nations to defeat the epidemic, there has been progress on many fronts, Annan said in a speech to nearly 20,000 policy makers, scientists, activists and celebrities...
Despite court ruling, barrier will go up near West Bank (07/12/04)
JERUSALEM -- A defiant Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that Israel will keep building its West Bank separation barrier, despite a world court ruling that the system of fences, trenches and walls is illegal and must be torn down. In Tel Aviv, Palestinian militants blew up a bus stop with a nail-studded bomb hidden in roadside shrubs, killing a female soldier and seriously wounding five people...
Developments in Iraq on Sunday (07/12/04)
The Philippines government rejected an insurgent group's ultimatum to pull its small peacekeeping force out of Iraq early. The group has threatened to kill a Filipino man it is holding hostage. A roadside bomb attack on a U.S. patrol in the city of Samarra, a hotbed of violence 60 miles north of Baghdad, killed two soldiers Sunday afternoon and wounded three others, the military said...
Anti-Semitic attack in Paris shocks nation (07/12/04)
PARIS -- Six people attacked a young mother on a suburban Paris train, chopping off her hair and scribbling swastikas on her stomach in what leaders denounced Sunday as an example of growing anti-Semitism. As the 23-year-old woman was assaulted Friday, other train passengers watched but did nothing to help her or her infant child, who was knocked out of a stroller. Neither was seriously injured...
Horrible weekend ends for Jackson (07/12/04)
It was a weekend to forget. After dropping a 16-5 game to District 14 rival Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Jackson's American Legion team suffered a 20-3 seven-inning rout at the hands of district opponent Dunklin County on Sunday at Jackson. "We had without a doubt a horrible weekend," Jackson coach Mark Lewis said. "We're going to have to regroup and get back on the right track."...
Pirates plunder Caps again (07/12/04)
Tradewater defeated Plaza Tire 3-0 in the title game, denying the Capahas for the second straight year. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian The Tradewater (Ky.) Pirates did it to the Plaza Tire Capahas again. For the second year in a row, the Pirates relegated the host Capahas to runner-up status in the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional as they prevailed 3-0 in Sunday afternoon's finals at Capaha Field...
James captures Senior Players Championship (07/12/04)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Mark James shot a 1-over 73 and held off Jose Maria Canizares for a one-stroke victory Sunday at the Senior Players Championship. James finished at 13-under 275 and is the first European to win a Champions Tour major. Canizares struggled on the back nine and made double bogey at Nos. 14 and 17 in a 1-under 71, finishing at 12-under 276...
Stewart's Tropicana 400 win marred by pit brawl (07/12/04)
JOLIET, Ill. -- Tony Stewart's first victory of the year didn't have much drama. His crew took care of that in the pits. Stewart ran away with the Tropicana 400 on Sunday, but the win was marred by a wreck with rookie Kasey Kahne that touched off a fight in the pits between the two teams' crews and led owner Ray Evernham to call for the 2002 series champion to be suspended...
Cards' streak ends (07/12/04)
hicago snapped St. Louis' winning streak at eight games with an 8-4 victory. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Kerry Wood won his first start in two months and Sammy Sosa homered and drove in five runs, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 8-4 Sunday night...
Montgomery fails to qualify in 100 (07/12/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Tim Montgomery, the world's fastest man, failed to qualify for the Athens Games in the 100 meters Sunday night, saving the U.S. Olympic Committee from having to kick him off the team if he is found guilty of using steroids. Montgomery finished seventh in a final won by reigning Olympic champion Maurice Greene in 9.91 seconds. Justin Gatlin was second in 9.92 and Shawn Crawford took the third Olympic spot in 9.93. Montgomery's time was 10.13...
Armstrong remains sixth entering open day of race (07/12/04)
QUIMPER, France -- Now for some well-earned rest and relaxation, Tour de France style. Battered and bruised physically and mentally by a crash-filled first week, cyclists get their first day of rest today -- a chance to treat wounds, sleep in and steel themselves for the first mountainous stages ahead...
Agent - Shaq will be dealt to Heat (07/12/04)
Miami is expected to send a package of players to the Lakers for the 11-time All-Star. By Tim Reynolds ~ The Associated Press MIAMI -- Expect to see Shaquille O'Neal in a Miami Heat uniform next season...
Junior messes up 500-HR outfield (07/12/04)
I was unusually excited about this year's All-Star game and Home Run Derby going into this past weekend. And not because the game actually counts for something, I don't care about that. I was excited about seeing history. I wanted to see Barry Bonds, Ken Griffrey Jr. and Sammy Sosa out in the field at the same time that Rafeal Palmeiro was at the plate. Four living members of the 500 home run club all playing at the same time, in the same game...
Sports briefs 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Baseball Ken Griffey Jr. went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a torn right hamstring and will miss the All-Star game. The Cincinnati outfielder was injured Saturday night while trying to run down Brady Clark's drive to right-center in the fourth inning of a 5-0 loss to Milwaukee. ...
A new laser show in Cape Girardeau (07/12/04)
When Jennifer Eudy's father went to a trade show in Las Vegas last year, he got his daughter a little present. Actually it was a big present, too big to fit on the plane ride home and, at 1,100 pounds, far too heavy. But he told her where she could go to pick it up: Massachusetts. When Eudy came home from New England in April 2003, she had a new laser image engraver on a trailer behind her car, the training to use the engraver and an idea for a new business...
Kentucky museum dedicated to weaponry (07/12/04)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Liquor magnate Owsley Brown Frazier is trying to bring history to life through its firepower. Frazier, a philanthropist and retired chairman of Brown-Forman Corp., has founded a museum featuring an arsenal of weapons spanning the Middle Ages to the early 1900s...
'Spider-Man' sequel retains top spot at box office (07/12/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Spider-Man fended off an anchorman and a king at the weekend box office to hold on to its supremacy. "Spider-Man 2" took in $46 million in its second weekend, pushing its total to $257.3 million after just 12 days, according to studio estimates Sunday...
'Jeopardy!' champ nears $1 million (07/12/04)
LOS ANGELES -- This champion has set a record by winning $920,960 so far in "Jeopardy!" Who is Ken Jennings? But the more important question may be: How does he do it? A curious mind, good memory and astute buzzer technique, said Jennings, a Utah software engineer who will make an unprecedented 29th appearance on the syndicated quiz show today...
New Madrid firm bounces back from telecom bust (07/12/04)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- In the spring of 2001, New Madrid's Kontek Industries was facing extinction. The fall was sudden. Just three months earlier, it was a leading nationwide builder of remote stations for a burgeoning and seemingly boundless telecommunications industry that had apparently withstood a major stock market setback nine months earlier. Kontek's contracts for 2001 promised a bottom line that would exceed 2000, already a record year, by almost 50 percent...
Microsoft improving customer service (07/12/04)
SEATTLE -- For years, Richard Thompson tried everything, but he couldn't get anyone at Microsoft Corp. to reply to his e-mails. Thompson isn't a nagging wannabe employee or a deranged computer geek. He's the chief executive of a company that sells Microsoft products to other companies. Even so, for years, "We couldn't seem to find someone to explain to us how to join that merry band at Microsoft."...
Reeling in tourists with freshwater pearls (07/12/04)
CAMDEN, Tenn. -- Catfish and bass may be the most well-known catch on Kentucky Lake, but marina owner Bob Keast is counting on another sort of animal to reel in tourists -- mussels. The slimy, mud-covered mollusks made history here almost 20 years ago by producing the United States' first successful harvest of freshwater pearls...
Business memo 07/12/04 (07/12/04)
New hours announced for veterans services Due to the recent move of the Missouri Career Center to the Marquette Tower, new hours have been established for the center's veterans services in Cape Girardeau. Local veterans employment representative Joe Elmer is now at 216 N. Fountain St. His new office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays...
People on the move 07/12/04 (07/12/04)
Southeast names staff for new HealthPoint centerSoutheast Missouri Hospital recently named the staff of specialists that will man its new HealthPoint Fitness Center in Cape Girardeau. The staff includes four current hospital employees: J.D. ...
Billy Kirtley (07/12/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Billy W. Kirtley, 59, of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Canalou, Mo., and Sikeston, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 17, 1944, at Canalou, son of Carl and Fern Brewington Kirtley Johnson...
Irene Hanebrink (07/12/04)
Irene Marie Hanebrink, 91, of Jackson died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Jackson Manor. She was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Neelyville, Mo., daughter Pleasant and Fredonia Miller Oakes. She and Lee Robert Hanebrink were married Aug. 24, 1938, at St. Charles, Mo. He died Nov. 19, 1987...
Leroy Wagner (07/12/04)
Leroy Wagner, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Liddie Phillips (07/12/04)
MINER, Mo. -- Liddie E. Phillips, 89, of Miner died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 9, 1914, at Dell, Ark., daughter of Nealy and Mamie Sutts Tucker. She and William Phillips were married June 28, 1934, and he died Aug. 8, 1974. Together they had owned and operated Phillips Grocery in Sikeston, Mo...
Births 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Brant Daughter to Kenya Michele Brant of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:33 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004. Name, Alivia Jean. Weight, 8 pounds 9 ounces. Ms. Brant is the daughter of Kenneth and Vicki Brant of Scott City. Burton Son to Jeremy Ryan Burton and Jennifer Teresa Marie Elbrecht of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:54 p.m. ...
Cape police report 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Dennis Wayne Lynn, 55, of 922 E. Maple St., Scott City, was issued a summons Friday for driving while intoxicated and no insurance...
Cape fire report 07/12/04 (07/12/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 6:14 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3026 Minutemen Way. At 6:22 p.m., a natural cover fire at 2027 Broadway. At 10:18 p.m., an elevator rescue at 338 Broadway. At 11:42 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2825 Bloomfield Road...
Out of the past 7/12/04 (07/12/04)
10 years ago: July 12, 1994 Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department assisted federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms yesterday in investigation of two explosive devices discovered in mailboxes in county; in first incident, device exploded and damaged mailbox in front of Nell Holcomb School...
Health legislation (07/12/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Two important bills -- one aimed at increasing access to mental health care, the other at reducing rates of hospital-acquired infection -- were signed into law by Gov. Bob Holden. ... But neither law is as good as it could -- or should -- have been. Politics is supposed to be the art of the possible. In the case of these two laws, lawmakers settled for the passable...
One-time flack saw how it works (07/12/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that Marc Powers, the Southeast Missourian's government reporter in Jefferson City, was once a campaign manager for a Congressional candidate?...
Show Me success (07/12/04)
It's hard to imagine what Cape Girardeau would be without the Show Me Center. For 17 years it has been the location for conventions, graduations, concerts and sporting events in this community. It helps to attract large organizations and popular entertainers that wouldn't otherwise consider stopping in Cape Girardeau. And now the debt incurred by Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University to build the Show Me Center is paid off...
Speak Out 07/12/04 (07/12/04)
Lost phone returned I WOULD like to thank the wonderful family that stayed after the fireworks display Sunday evening to find the owner of a lost cell phone. My husband noticed it missing. We returned to find this wonderful family looking for the owner. Thank you and God bless. It's so nice to know there are wonderful people like you out there...
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