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Stories from Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Block Hole additions help recreation access (07/14/04)
For more than 90 years, the Block Hole south of Cape Girardeau has been a favorite spot for local fishermen to shed their worries, cast their lines and lose themselves. Now the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Little River Drainage District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating to make the fishing hole an easier place to get sucked into...
Five dumped into Mississippi River when craft capsizes (07/14/04)
Five people experienced anxious moments on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., Tuesday night as their watercraft capsized, the Cape Girardeau fire department reported. Shortly before 10 p.m., firefighters received a call for assistance from the Alexander County, Ill., Sheriff's Department and sent out a rescue crew with a boat, said Tom Hinkebein, battalion chief. The location of the five people was originally said to be closer to the Missouri side of the river, Hinkebein said...
Learning lost in transit (07/14/04)
No reason to unpack. No time to make friends. No point participating in class. Hundreds of elementary school children in the Cape Girardeau School District bounce from school to school each year, changing homes, teachers and classmates almost as often as the rent is due...
Statehouse candidates speak (07/14/04)
Phil Brinson, Nathan Cooper and Eugene "Pete" Frazier III all put forth their arguments as to why they should be the next state representative Tuesday night. The three Republicans campaigning for the 158th District seat had many of the same opinions with some slight differences...
Area digest 07/14/04 (07/14/04)
Cape municipal band to perform today The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at 8 p.m. today at the Capaha Park Band Shell. The theme for the concert is SEMO Music Camp. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Academic Auditorium. ...
Cape firefighters put out apartment blaze (07/14/04)
Southeast Missourian A fire that broke out Tuesday night in the Village on the Green Apartments at 1324 N. Sprigg St. caused building damage but no injuries. According to Bob Kembel, Cape Girardeau battalion chief, the fire started because a barbecue grill on the second floor of one of the three-story apartment complexes was left buring when nobody was home at the residence...
Commission candidates discuss charter government (07/14/04)
If the commissioners are the pilots of the county, then Cape Girardeau County may soon fly charter. The idea of a charter form of government was introduced at a District 2 candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Tuesday night, and several of the candidates, once they understood the question, said the formation of a new type of government is at least something to consider...
Cape planning commission to consider sign regulations today (07/14/04)
The planning and zoning commission today will review proposed Cape Girardeau city sign regulations, including a provision that would bar businesses from using temporary signs as permanent signs. No decision is expected at the 7 p.m. meeting at city hall. ...
Club news 7/14/04 (07/14/04)
Exchange Club Members and spouses of Exchange Club of Cape Girar-deau had a meal and tour of Capetown Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. Marlya Simmons, activity director of Capetown, was in charge of planning for the club to visit and see what the facility offers. Shamela Limbaugh, administrator, gave a brief account and the services offered...
Poplar Bluff woman prefers living-room phone booth (07/14/04)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Enclosed phone booths are a thing of the past, but a bright red one can be found in Hannah Reasons' living room. Reasons has been fascinated with phone booths since childhood. "When I was 4 or 5 years old, I watched the 'Doctor Who' show on TV with a friend," she said...
License suspension comes as news to prosecutor in Kansas City (07/14/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To his surprise, Jackson County prosecutor Mike Sanders learned recently that his driver's license had been suspended by the state -- for more than a year. Sanders is back in good standing now, after he verified that he no longer owned the car on which he'd been asked to provide proof of insurance. But his experience calls attention to an often-overlooked or ignored requirement of state law that results in suspensions for thousands of Missouri motorists...
St. Louis archbishop, U.S. rep discuss Communion, abortion (07/14/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Roman Catholic Rep. William Lacy Clay and St. Louis' archbishop met privately over the debated issue of denying Communion to Catholic politicians supportive of abortion rights. Neither Clay -- a St. Louis Democrat who favors abortion rights -- nor Archbishop Raymond Burke would disclose what was said during Monday's meeting...
Mother dies in car after shopping trip (07/14/04)
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- A 45-year-old woman who had just finished shopping at a Kansas City-area Wal-Mart died in her car in the parking lot as her 2-year-old daughter slept in the back seat, police said. Police said there were no obvious signs of a crime when they found the body of Deborah Jean Warren, of Raytown, in her car on Saturday. She had shopped at the store for about 45 minutes before she was found in the car, which was running with the air-conditioning on...
Marine on recruitment posters killed in Iraq (07/14/04)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri Marine once featured in recruitment materials has been killed in a weekend Humvee accident while serving his third tour in Iraq, his family said. Two Marine Corps officers appeared at the family home Sunday to deliver the news that Staff Sgt. Trevor Spink, 36, of Farmington, died the previous day, said his half brother, Lucas Kozloski. Kozloski said the family was told that the accident was being investigated...
Mother of girl killed in school bus crash sues (07/14/04)
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) -- The mother of a teenager who died when a school bus slammed into a road crew's dump truck, also killing that truck's driver, has sued this eastern Missouri city and the school district. Michelle Griffith's St. Charles County lawsuit seeks at least $25,000 apiece from the city of Bowling Green, the Bowling Green School District and Alliance Water Resources Inc., a Columbia-based contractor for Bowling Green...
McCaskill woos independents as Holden keeps party's core (07/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the titular head of the Missouri Democratic Party, Gov. Bob Holden has the backing of the party establishment in the Aug. 3 gubernatorial primary. State Auditor Claire McCaskill, however, has picked up the endorsements of several prominent Democrats and is counting on the support of independent voters to wrest the party's nomination from the incumbent...
Monsanto gets OK to sell biotech corn in Argentina (07/14/04)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Monsanto Co. has received approval to sell in Argentina corn genetically modified to survive applications of the company's Roundup weedkiller. The St. Louis-based agricultural biotechnology company said the Argentine government on Tuesday authorized the use in that South American country of Monsanto's NK603 corn...
St. Louis Zoo sends four gorillas to Philly (07/14/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Zoo bid farewell Monday to the family of gorillas that has been a popular fixture at the zoo for years. Jabari, Kivu, Nne Kizazi and Louis were headed for the Philadelphia Zoo, where they will live with another gorilla. They'll travel by truck, in separate crates, with a zookeeper and veterinarian along for the ride...
Congressman arrested at Sudan Embassy protest (07/14/04)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charles Rangel was arrested Tuesday outside the embassy of Sudan in a protest over the plight of refugees in the African nation. "When human lives are in jeopardy, there should be outrage," Rangel said at the embassy steps. He was arrested for unlawful assembly...
House votes to allow prescription drug imports (07/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Tuesday to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada and other countries at prices lower than found in the United States, but the provision's prospects to become law this year are dim. The measure, approved as part of a $16.8 billion bill to fund the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration for next year, would prohibit the FDA from spending money to enforce its prohibition on imports of FDA-approved drugs...
Money to rebuild Iraq slow in coming (07/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- Nations that pledged last October to help Iraq's reconstruction have been slow to make good on their promises. Only about $1 billion of $13 billion in grants and loans that were pledged by other nations at a high-profile conference last October in Madrid have been deposited in World Bank and U.N. funds for Iraq. The United States pledged $18.4 billion, of which about $6 billion has been set aside for reconstruction of Iraq...
Villagers who shared everything now in desperate need (07/14/04)
BAHAI, Chad -- Soundaiye Younous beat out her frustration on the laundry she was trying to scrub in a muddy puddle. The sun was not yet high in the sky when she got to the well, but already it was dry. "Before there was lots of water," the 15-year-old Chadian said. "But since the refugees came, there isn't enough."...
U.S. general announces new offensive in Afghanistan (07/14/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Thousands of American troops have begun a new operation to prevent militants from derailing Afghanistan's first presidential election, the top U.S. commander here said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. David Barno insisted the switch does not blur the military's focus on catching Osama bin Laden and other top fugitives. But he acknowledged he has no firm idea where the al-Qaida leader is hiding or what he might be planning...
Philippines pulling out of Iraq early to meet kidnap demand (07/14/04)
The Associated press MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines said Wednesday it is withdrawing its small peacekeeping contingent from Iraq early to meet the demand of kidnappers threatening to kill a captive Filipino truck driver. The announcement, which said the pullout was beginning immediately, was a dramatic turnaround by one of Washington's biggest backers in the global war on terrorism. ...
Red Cross - U.S. hiding prisoners (07/14/04)
GENEVA -- The international Red Cross said Tuesday it suspects the United States is hiding detainees in lockups across the globe, though the agency has been granted access to thousands of prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere. Terror suspects reported by the FBI as captured have never turned up in detention centers, and the United States has failed to reply to agency demands for a list of everyone it's holding, said Antonella Notari, spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross...
Saunders rolls into Cape with a healthy message (07/14/04)
Kevin Saunders' visit to Cape Girardeau on Tuesday gave city officials an opportunity to crow a little bit. While Saunders is traveling across the country from Canada to Mexico to bring awareness to the importance of a healthy lifestyle, Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson can point to several signs that the city is taking seriously what Saunders calls "a war on obesity." Knudtson, who issued a proclamation Tuesday morning on the occasion of Saunders' stop, talked about progress Cape Girardeau has made in that war.. ...
Jackson coughs up lead against House Springs (07/14/04)
With a week to go before the American Legion District 14 baseball tournament, the Jackson RE/MAX Achievers continued to struggle Tuesday night. Jackson lost to House Springs American Legion 11-10. The Achievers fell to 20-10 with their third loss in four days...
Myers, Fowler pursue 5th Lassies Classic title (07/14/04)
The path is clear for Harriete Myers and Diane Fowler to resume their chase for the record. Myers and Fowler will be among the 100 two-women teams teeing off today in the 26th annual Lassies Classic Golf Tournament at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The 36-hole, two-day scramble concludes Thursday...
Armstrong still sixth; race enters mountains (07/14/04)
By John Leicester ~ The Associated Press GUERET, France -- Move over sprinters, time for climbers to shine. The charge for the Tour de France title intensifies Wednesday with the first mountain stage -- a chance for five-time champion Lance Armstrong and other contenders to test their legs before mightier battles in the Pyrenees and Alps...
Correia makes team on a historic note (07/14/04)
Maritza Correia didn't have to win to make history. With a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle, she became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic swim team. "I'm amazed, I'm shocked, I'm happy," said Correia, who now has a chance to be part of the 400 free relay in Athens. "It's a great honor. I hope I'm one of many."...
NL never recovers from AL's six-run first off Clemens (07/14/04)
HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens hardly had time to worry about Mike Piazza. He was too busy getting banged up by American League hitters. Clemens' big All-Star homecoming was a bust from the very start, with MVP Alfonso Soriano and Manny Ramirez homering during a record six-run burst in the first inning that sent the AL cruising past the Nationals 9-4 Tuesday night...
Jones struggling to earn a spot in Athens (07/14/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Once nearly invincible, Marion Jones is becoming more beatable with each event at the U.S. Olympic track trials. Jones, who won an unprecedented five medals at the 2000 Sydney Games and had talked of trying to match that haul in Athens, could go home empty handed -- if she goes to the Summer Games at all...
Crocker hands Phelps second defeat (07/14/04)
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Michael Phelps heads to Athens trying to bounce back from another loss. Gary Hall Jr. will try to defend his title as the world's fastest Olympic swimmer. And Brooke Bennett has to watch it all from home. Phelps took his second defeat in as many days when Ian Crocker broke his own world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Tuesday...
Americans deserve heat for un-Open mind (07/14/04)
By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press TROON, Scotland -- It's easy to make fun of the pampered Americans. They get their fancy courtesy cars -- a Mercedes one week, a Cadillac the next, a Buick at worst -- and play for $5 million purses on courses that are manicured to perfection. But ask them to fly overseas, whether it's a World Golf Championship or the oldest championship in golf, and it becomes an imposition...
Soriano shows own MVP form (07/14/04)
HOUSTON -- Now Alfonso Soriano is an MVP, too. Last winter, he was the other guy in the deal that sent Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees. On Tuesday night, Soriano grabbed the spotlight in the All-Star game, hitting a three-run homer off Roger Clemens in the first inning and earning the MVP award in the American League's 9-4 win...
Sports briefs 7/14/04 (07/14/04)
Baseball Baseball fans can sue if they are injured by a foul ball around the concession areas in New Jersey's minor league ballparks. The state appeals court overturned an earlier ruling Monday, allowing a Newark man who was hit in the face by a ball while at a concession stand to sue the Newark Bears and the food service company at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. ...
Area sports digest 7/14/04 (07/14/04)
Park Hills team wins local slow-pitch tourney Precision Foundation of Park Hills won the NSA Men's Slow-Pitch Softball Qualifier Tournament on Saturday at Shawnee Park Sports Complex. Precision Foundation came through the losers bracket and swept Arvin-Meritor of Dexter in the final round. Eight teams competed in the tournament. Kelsey's Regulators of Jackson finishing third and Kelsey's Desperados of Cape Girardeau placing fourth...
Put sizzling summer steak on a low-fat supper menu (07/14/04)
Lean beef top-round steak, marinated and grilled, can be a flavorful low-fat choice for weeknight family meals. Before you grill, this recipe suggests you marinate the steak in a mixture of fresh ginger, lime juice and garlic. Besides giving the steak a tangy citrus flavor, the fresh ginger and lime juice help tenderize it...
Chilled avocado soup with lime and jalapeno (07/14/04)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Peter Berley became inspired to write his latest cookbook, an ode to fast and flavorful, after realizing how much trouble his teenage daughter would have preparing recipes from his first. She had asked for his help in assembling menus from his book. But the more he worked at it, the more he realized how daunting a task it would be for her to take those recipes from concept to kitchen...
Frozen fun (07/14/04)
Ice cream is a universally favorite dessert, widely loved by young and old. Just try to imagine summertime, or a child's birthday celebration, without it. If you've never made ice cream, consider churning a batch of sweet, creamy coffee ice cream for your next get-together. Infused with coarsely ground coffee beans, this frozen treat is best served with crisp butter cookies and a touch of whipped cream...
Blueberries are at their summery best in lemony cheese tart (07/14/04)
Blueberries may be described approvingly as nutrient-dense, and low-calorie, but most of us are just pleased that at the peak of their season they taste so juicily good. Fresh fruit can be a no-work dessert eaten as is, sprinkled with sugar, drizzled with cream. Yet it takes only a little more work to turn the fruit into a seemingly dressed-up dessert -- as in this blueberry cheese tart flavored with lemon curd...
Your life in five questions (07/14/04)
We all get them from our friends -- those 30-question e-mails to fill out and return plus forward to our friends with the intention of all learning about each other. Because of my cursed high level of self-absorption, I love sharing stuff about myself with other people in the hopes that they'll be interested. Maybe they'll care that yes, I have been in love, or that my favorite flavor of ice cream is peanut butter and chocolate and I'm the oldest child in my family...
Plentiful cucumbers useful in summer salads (07/14/04)
Garden produce is plentiful, which can create a problem of how to use it up. At the Senior Center where I work, there is a lot of sharing of produce going on. Those who have gardens have more than they can use, and bring in the excess to share with their friends. I have noticed that in this process, cucumbers seem to be the most plentiful vegetable being shared this week...
Business briefs 7/14/04 (07/14/04)
Teaching candidates given faulty exam scores WASHINGTON -- About 4,100 people who passed teacher licensing tests were incorrectly told they failed, delaying or preventing some from getting jobs, the testing company says. The Educational Testing Service, a private company that administers more than 12 million tests worldwide, is tracking down each person who received a faulty score to apologize and refund the $115 test fee and other expenses. ...
Creative bonuses can provide employees with extra incentive (07/14/04)
A California software company gives all its workers $5,000 bonuses that they may spend only on dream vacations. An Indiana business gives employees chances to win money at company meetings. And at Whole Foods Market groceries across the nation, energetic workers can earn hundreds of dollars in bonuses every month...
Stewart, Bacanovic sentencings to be at separate hours (07/14/04)
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart and her former stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, will be sentenced separately on Friday, a clerk for the sentencing judge said Tuesday. Stewart will be sentenced at 10 a.m. and Bacanovic will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m., a clerk for U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum said. Both sentencings had previously been scheduled for 10 a.m...
Janet Golden (07/14/04)
Janet L. Foister Golden, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Rosco and Golden Moore Foister. Golden had managed Wonder Bread and Hostess Bakery in San Jose, Calif., and Oroweat Bakery in Sunnyville, Calif. She was a member of Word of Faith Fellowship in Cape Girardeau and Teamsters Local in California...
Charlotte Kowell (07/14/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charlotte Kowell, 74, of Sikeston died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Cleveland, Ark., daughter of William Thomas and Zella Mae Bryant Brents. She married Adolph Kowell, who preceded her in death...
Dave Baker (07/14/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dave C. Baker, 41, of Hillsboro, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, as a result of a traffic accident. He was born June 18, 1963, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Joe and Carole Ann Keistler Baker. He and Nancy Weaver were married Nov. 24, 2000...
LeRoy Wagner (07/14/04)
LeRoy Wagner, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center. He was born Jan. 13, 1943, in St. Louis, son of William Wagner and Ruby Ensley. Wagner was a self-employed painter. He attended House of Prayer and was a member of Weed and Seed...
David Seabaugh (07/14/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- David Lee Seabaugh, 33, of Marble Hill died Monday, July 12, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1971, in St. Louis, son of Carl Edward and Shirley Marie Long Seabaugh. He and Celeste Shawn Taylor were married Oct. 19, 1991. Seabaugh was a log cutter with Broshuis Logging Co...
Leslie Lindy (07/14/04)
Leslie L. Lindy, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 29, 1926, at Hayti, Mo., son of Charles Jacob and Ruby Mizzell Lindy. He and Wanda Barnes were married June 30, 1947, in West Frankfort, Ill...
Births 7/14/04 (07/14/04)
Triplett Daughter to Derick A. and Rebecca L. Triplett of Sikeston, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 1:06 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004. Name, Taybie Nichelle. Weight, 9 pounds 2 1/2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Triplett is the former Rebecca Sloan, daughter of Steve and Ronda Sloan of Sikeston. Triplett is the son of Mike and Jeannie Triplett of Sikeston...
Cape/Jackson police reports 07/14/04 (07/14/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Willie Shannon II, 23, no address given, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of robbery and a Sikeston, Mo., warrant for contempt of court...
Cape fire report 07/14/04 (07/14/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Monday: At 10:19 p.m., an emergency medical service at 20 S. Sprigg St. At 11:58 p.m., a mutual aid assist for a still alarm in Scott City. Firefighters responded to the following items Tuesday:...
Out of the past 7/14/04 (07/14/04)
10 years ago: July 14, 1994 Petition signed by 163 homeowners who are against proposed development west of Perryville Road and south of Lexington was presented to Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission last night. Group of Cape Girardeau school district patrons wants board of education to forgo extending superintendent Neyland Clark's contract; group said community's trust in board and superintendent is waning...
Support for river system (07/14/04)
By Larry D. Dowdy As most of us in this area are aware, the Mississippi River and its tributaries and barge transportation are a great and vital asset to our area, state and entire nation. Many of the locks and dams on the Mississippi and its tributaries were constructed almost 70 years ago. Most are out of date and need to be updated to meet current needs...
Freedom for all? (07/14/04)
By Clint E. Lacy A recent Southeast Missourian editorial attempted to define the United States as a nation and why we celebrate the Fourth of July. Rightfully so, the Southeast Missourian quoted the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I would like to invite your readers to ponder the meaning of this quote and then reflect upon the present state that our country now lies in.. ...
Scott City's tax plan (07/14/04)
City officials in Scott City hope that residents have been pleased with how they've handled revenue from a 1998 tax increase and will approve its renewal Aug. 3 Money collected by a one-quarter percent sales tax helped raise the $290,000 for the fire department...
Wave flags, shout on anniversary (07/14/04)
To the editor: Everyone should wave a flag on 9-11 at high noon. They should yell at the top of their lungs: "America forever." Let this be the shout heard round the world. We have to have unity. We have to believe in ourselves despite government issues. We are the people. Let's be heard...
Tell FCC you want airwave decency (07/14/04)
To the editor: More than 150,000 people e-mailed the FCC about its decision on the use of the F-word by Bono of the band U2 during the Golden Globes Awards telecast in January 2003. The FCC said Bono used the word as an adjective, not to describe sexual activities, which is the FCC's key test for indecency. The FCC said such "fleeting and isolated remarks of this nature do not warrant commission action." So many people contacted the FCC that they blocked reception of e-mails...
Speak Out 07/14/04 (07/14/04)
Canadian health I COULDN'T believe the comment about socialized medicine calling potential voters "uninformed." The author of the comment claims "the average tax rate has climbed almost 50 percent." The truth is that the highest tax bracket in Canada (over $114,000 a year) pays 29 percent. ...
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