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Stories from Friday, July 23, 2004

Happy summer campers (07/23/04)
Friendly teasing and laughter filled the park Thursday afternoon as the children from Camp Super Nova learned archery. It had all the elements of a typical day except that the children from Camp Super Nova have special needs that, until four years ago, often couldn't be met by the other summer camps in the area...
Well drilling contractors have permits pulled (07/23/04)
Southeast Missourian Three well drilling contractors from Perryville and one from Marble Hill are listed among the 70 well drillers across the state the Department of Natural Resources says are no longer permitted to work in Missouri. According to the DNR, their permits were pulled for such reasons as a change in occupation or job duties failure to apply for a renewal, or they may have had their permit revoked for violating the Water well Drillers Act...
Haas reunion planned (07/23/04)
Lorie Peats recently presented a check to the Cape Girardeau Police Department in the amount of $900.00.  Pictured are Chief Steve Strong and Lorie Peats.  Peats raised over $3000.00 from several garage sales.  The proceeds  were split between  the Cape Girardeau Police Department, The Safe House For Women, and the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence.  Southeast Missourian...
Officials warn of phone scam (07/23/04)
Attorney General Jay Nixon warns Missourians to beware of a new telemarketing scam designed to steal a person's financial information. One Benton, Mo., resident and another from Poplar Bluff, Mo., are among callers around the state who have reported they had been contacted and told they were eligible for a government grant...
Local physician intentionally struck by car (07/23/04)
Dr. Mark Hosler of Cape Girardeau is not one to run from a confrontation. But a confrontation with several young men in a car early Wednesday morning turned out to be one he couldn't outrun. Hosler, 57, was running up and down Mount Auburn Hill north of Independence Street on Mount Auburn Road around 12:30 a.m. when a car occupied by several young men drove by. The occupants of the car shouted obscenities at him, and drove off...
Role play of poverty offers life lessons (07/23/04)
A grandmother, raising a 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, begged time off of her part-time job to cash a check at the local bank. However, she didn't make it to the bank. Without transportation to get there, she couldn't cover the distance. So she stopped to exchange her check for transportation tickets at Quick Cash, where she paid a charge for the tickets and another for cashing the check all while the friendly employee behind the counter overcharged her...
Home with running creek (07/23/04)
The doorbell rings at 3435 Old Hopper Road and an outgoing and enthusiastic retired woman answers the door. Judy, wearing a wide smile, introduces herself then retrieves her husband, Tom Holshouser. He arrives at the front door dressed in a plaid, button-up shirt, which is tucked into his cotton slacks. His shoes are shiny black...
County, Jackson squabble over new rest room (07/23/04)
City of Jackson to Cape Girardeau County in 2002: When you build in our city limits, you have to have your buildings inspected by us. County: You have no jurisdiction over us. We don't need your permission. City: Yes you do. Our laws say so. You must conform to the same laws as everybody else in the interest of safety. We'll agree that you shouldn't have to pay, so we'll inspect the buildings and the construction for free and waive permit fees...
Storm downs trees; flash flood warnings issued (07/23/04)
Southeast Missourian A brief but strong storm blew through the area Thursday afternoon, knocking out power in Fruitland for a while and battering some trees. According to Charlie Griffith, deputy director of the Cape Girardeau County Office of Emergency Management, some 40-mph winds knocked down trees north of Jackson. Around 4:30 p.m., strong winds knocked a tree onto a car in front of the D-Mart on Highway 61 in Jackson...
Coming attractions - A glimpse into 2004-05 symphony season (07/23/04)
The public has an opportunity to get a sneak preview into the 2004-2005 concert season of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and hear a free concert by symphony musicians and guest soloist Liesl Schoenberger at the Summer Symphony Preview on Sunday...
McCaskill urges outstate debate with Holden (07/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Auditor Claire McCaskill on Thursday renewed her challenge to Gov. Bob Holden to debate her in outstate Missouri prior to the Aug. 3 Democratic gubernatorial primary election. However, a Holden spokesman called a third debate in the race "extremely unlikely."...
Missouri's great presidential divide (07/23/04)
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Voters in the battleground state of Missouri are torn between Republican President Bush and Democrat John Kerry, according to a poll published Thursday that shows the candidates about even. The Massachusetts senator is ahead in the poll, 46 percent to 44 percent, but that is within the margin of error of 4 percentage points. Independent Ralph Nader was supported by just 1 percent, with 9 percent undecided...
Panel - Flight 93 passengers didn't fight hijackers in cockpit (07/23/04)
WASHINGTON -- Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 fought back against the hijackers but never actually made it into the cockpit, the Sept. 11 commission concluded. The assertion, included in the panel's dramatic summary of the harrowing flight, contradicts the firmly held belief by some victims' families that passengers breached the cockpit and fought with hijackers inside during their final moments...
Army reports 94 allegations of prisoner abuse against U.S. (07/23/04)
WASHINGTON -- Thirty-nine prisoners have died in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since the fall of 2001 and there have been 94 cases of proven or suspected abuse, the Army said Thursday in a broad new report giving a more precise and higher estimate of the scale of the abuse...
Bush pledges to consider panel recommendations on threats (07/23/04)
GLENVIEW, Ill. -- President Bush on Thursday acknowledged "deep institutional failures" in the nation's defense that led to the 2001 terrorist attacks, and he said he would seriously consider the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations to better anticipate threats...
Kerry says reforms in CIA, FBI intelligence overdue (07/23/04)
DETROIT -- Democrat John Kerry, a critic of the Bush administration and its handling of U.S. intelligence, offered a measured response Thursday to the final report from the Sept. 11 commission, saying it underscored that reforms are long overdue. Saying "this is not a time for bickering ... not a time for politics," the presidential candidate said the report was a call for Democrats and Republicans to produce bipartisan solutions...
Catholic lawmakers ignore abortion warning (07/23/04)
Scores of leading Roman Catholic politicians across the country appear undaunted by election-year warnings from bishops that those who support abortion rights may be unworthy to receive Holy Communion. In Associated Press interviews with more than 75 such politicians, none said that they are abstaining from the sacrament over the issue, and many said they believed voting for legalized abortion did not jeopardize their standing with the church...
Nation briefs 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
More than 200 sue R.I., nightclub over 2003 fire PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- More than 200 people affected by a devastating nightclub fire sued the state, club owners and a host of other defendants Thursday, alleging that their carelessness and negligence are to blame for 100 deaths and dozens of injuries. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 146 survivors and the family members of 80 people who died, the largest wave of plaintiffs yet to sue over the 2003 blaze at The Station nightclub in West Warwick...
9-11 panel - America is 'not safe' (07/23/04)
WASHINGTON -- America's leaders failed to grasp the gravity of terrorist threats before the devastating attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, taking actions so feeble they never even slowed the al-Qaida plotters, a national commission said in a blistering report Thursday...
Kurds feel overlooked as Arab Iraqi leaders take charge (07/23/04)
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq -- The decision to hand the top jobs of president and prime minister to Iraqi Arabs has alarmed the country's Kurdish minority, reviving old suspicions across ethnic lines and setting the stage for a divisive political battle over a new constitution...
High-speed train derails in Turkey (07/23/04)
MEKECE, Turkey -- Turkey's showcase express train derailed Thursday in the northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring about 60 after critics warned the old tracks along the Istanbul-Ankara line could not handle the new high-speed cars. At least four cars overturned near the small, rural village of Mekece, with most of the damage in two cars that crashed into each other. ...
Wood chips may make their way into French wine (07/23/04)
PARIS -- Wine flavored with wood chips was, until recently, just the kind of thing France's vintners were proud to have nothing to do with. But in a sharp break with tradition, the government agreed to allow this and other moneysaving shortcuts to help French vineyard owners revive their flagging fortunes...
Developments in Iraq on Thursday (07/23/04)
Police discovered a decapitated body in an orange jumpsuit and a head in a bag on the banks of the Tigris River, authorities said Thursday, prompting fears that a second Bulgarian hostage has been killed. The deepening hostage crises across Iraq led Kenya, facing an ultimatum by militants to behead three of its citizens in captivity, to tell its people Thursday to leave Iraq. ...
U.S. - U.N. sanctions coming if Sudan doesn't rein in militias (07/23/04)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary of State Colin Powell urged Sudan to disarm Arab militias in the African country's western Darfur region, threatening sanctions if it doesn't move quickly and dismissing the government's accusation of meddling. Both Powell and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that Sudan can end the 15-month conflict, which has killed up to 30,000 people, forced more than 1 million to flee their homes and left 2.2 million in desperate need of food and medicine...
World briefs 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
EU: Israel's Gaza barrier violates international law TEL AVIV, Israel -- During a visit to the Jewish state, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Thursday said Israel's West Bank separation barrier violates international law. Solana's comments came just two days after the European Union infuriated Israeli leaders by supporting a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling on Israel to tear down the barrier in compliance with a world court ruling...
Jailed Americans transferred prisoner to U.S. military (07/23/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military said Thursday it held an Afghan prisoner for two months after receiving him from three Americans who have been charged with torturing detainees at a private jail. The admission followed claims by the group's leader that it had ties to the Defense Department -- which the Pentagon denies -- and was another embarrassment for U.S. officials already coping with their own prisoner abuse scandal...
Juniors wrap up local series (07/23/04)
Jordan McLaurin of Arcadia Valley topped the field with a 74 at Dalhousie Golf Club. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Jordan McLaurin wasn't all that impressed with his round Thursday at Dalhousie Golf Club as the PGA Gateway Section Southeast Missouri Junior Series ended with the last of eight tournaments...
District tourney to resume (07/23/04)
Rain on Thursday caused postponement of both games. Southeast Missourian After wrapping up a 10-8 victory over Cape Girardeau close to midnight on Wednesday, Jackson coach Mark Lewis was ready to get on the field again and grab a place in the District 14 American Legion tournament finals...
Sizzling Birds hand Brewers 2nd shutout (07/23/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals' vaunted lineup is taking a backseat to the rotation. Jason Marquis threw eight sharp innings, Jim Edmonds homered off Ben Sheets and the Cardinals shut out the Milwaukee Brewers for the second consecutive game, 4-0 Thursday night...
Armstrong wins third straight race stage (07/23/04)
LE GRAND-BORNAND, France -- With an amazing final burst of speed, Lance Armstrong won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, extending his overall lead as he marches toward a record sixth straight title. The stage win was Armstrong's third in three days and fourth at this Tour -- matching his previous best. The Texan could get a fifth stage win at a time trial on Saturday...
Stupples takes lead at Evian Masters (07/23/04)
EVIAN, France -- Karen Stupples, the touring professional for Dalhousie Golf Club, shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Laura Davies and Annika Sorenstam after the second round of the Evian Masters. Stupples is at 10-under overall following a round which included seven birdies and just one bogey...
Zambrano, Hawkins receive suspensions (07/23/04)
NEW YORK -- Boston slugger David Ortiz and Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano were suspended for five games each Thursday for their recent actions in separate games. Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins got a three-game suspension from another incident. All three players plan to appeal the penalties, which were set to start today. They will be able to play until hearings are held...
Earnhardt Jr. plans to race this weekend (07/23/04)
The Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. -- There's no keeping Dale Earnhardt Jr. away from the track. Less than a week after being burned in a wreck, he'll be back at New Hampshire International Speedway, where he will race to try to hold onto second place in the Nextel Cup standings...
Ex-husband says Jones took steroids in 2000 (07/23/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The ex-husband of three-time Olympic champion Marion Jones told federal investigators that Jones was using banned performance-enhancing drugs during the 2000 Games in Sydney where she won five medals, the San Francisco Chronicle reported...
Womack - No risk, big payoff (07/23/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Late in spring training, Tony Womack was a no-risk pickup for the St. Louis Cardinals. So far, he's been a steal. Womack, seemingly on the downside of his career before this season, has filled huge holes at leadoff and second base for the NL's best team...
Eight tied atop leaderboard in Milwaukee event (07/23/04)
MILWAUKEE -- Only one other time has a PGA Tour leaderboard been this crowded after an opening round. Eight golfers shot 5-under 65s Thursday and were tied for the lead at the U.S. Bank Championship, formerly known as the Greater Milwaukee Open. Another 10 golfers were one shot back...
A little diesel, a lot of trouble (07/23/04)
Dear Tom and Ray: This evening, my overworked, overbooked, type-A wife accidentally put about 3.5 gallons of diesel into her nearly empty 1998 Honda Odyssey. Upon realizing her mistake, she filled up the rest of the 12-gallon tank with gasoline. At that point, she wisely decided to call me before trying to drive it. ...
GMC makes SUV with split personality (07/23/04)
GMC Envoy XUV is a mid-size SUV or a pickup truck It happened again yesterday when I was driving this week's test vehicle, GMC's innovative XUV. "Hey, Robertson," a friend called, "I read your articles. You like every car you drive! When are you going to write about a bad car?"...
When Sundays were days of rest (07/23/04)
Once, within living memory, it was a day apart in many places: a 24-hour stretch of family time when liquor was unavailable, church was the rule, shopping was impossible and -- in some towns -- weekend staples like tending the lawn and playing in the park met with hearty disapproval. But America changed, and it dragged Sunday along with it. -- The Associated Press, July 18, 2004...
Coming to theaters 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
'The Bourne Supremacy' Starring Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles and Karl Urban. Retired assassin Jason Bourne has been living peacefully under an assumed name. After the CIA botches an attempt to purchase secret Russian documents, Bourne is forced to face his past again. Rated PG-13 for violence and intense action, and brief language, running time 109 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Artifacts 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
'Young Black Stallion' coming to St. Louis ST. LOUIS -- Walt Disney's first dramatic feature made specifically for an Imax theater is coming to St. Louis' Omnimax Theater today. "The Young Black Stallion" follows the character Neera, a girl separated from her father and left in the desert until she befriends a colt named Shetan. The Omnimax is in the St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave. For tickets, call (314) 289-4464...
Delayed rock-star dreams (07/23/04)
Rock-star dreams of being signed by a major label, hearing your songs on the radio and playing before adoring fans are mostly for those young enough not to know better. For Randy Leiner, Gregg Hopkins and Michael Enderle, all around age 50 and members of The Melroys, musical success is measured slightly differently...
Everybody's a critic - 'A Cinderella Story' (07/23/04)
Three stars (out of four) "A Cinderella Story" is your typical teenage chick flick. As a mother, the movie impressed me with some of the positive messages it presents, such as follow your dreams, stick up for yourself, don't be cruel, be a good friend and stop caring so much about what people think of you...
Berry claws into summer box office (07/23/04)
LOS ANGELES -- There's a new love in Halle Berry's life, and yes, it's one of those Hollywood romances between co-stars. The two met on the set of her latest movie, "Catwoman." Berry describes her new guy as plump and pliable, with a bushy mane of orange hair. She calls him Play-doh...
Esther Meyr (07/23/04)
Esther E. Meyr, 95, of New Wells died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Joyce King (07/23/04)
Joyce S. King, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Life Care Center. She was born Dec. 19, 1935, at Bell City, Mo., daughter of Paul and Estelle Garner Jennings. She and Paul David King were married Oct. 30, 1954, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 11, 1984...
Floyd Segers (07/23/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Floyd Segers, 57, of Oran died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Nov. 23, 1946, at Bell City, Mo., son of Willie and Virginia Pullen Segers. He and Ella Smoot were married June 12, 1965. Segers was employed more than 28 years at Procter & Gamble in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1997. He was affiliated with Divine Temple True Church of God in Oran and was Sunday school superintendent...
Festus Beal (07/23/04)
Festus Wardell Beal, 95, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Walker Methodist Health Care Center in Minneapolis. He was born March 13, 1909, in Jackson, son of Frank and Bertha Barber Beal. He and Betty Idella Lewis were married Dec. 5, 1935. She died Sept. 6, 1996...
Jean Schaefer (07/23/04)
Jean Bernice Schaefer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Chicago, daughter of Matthew George and Bernice Fiala Rusanowski Frederick. She and Walter B. Schaefer were married Feb. 16, 1946, in Volo, Ill. He died Sept. 17, 1976...
John Auer (07/23/04)
John B. Auer, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at his home. He was the son of Vernon and Charlotte Auer. Plans are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Births 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
Thomas Daughter to Celeste M. Thomas of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004. Name, Ariyah Lynn. Weight, 6 pounds 14 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Ms. Thomas is the daughter of Lynn Williams of Cape Girardeau and Billy Williams of Poplar Bluff, Mo. She is a student at Metro Business College...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items have been released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Curtis Moccatani, 38, 601 Daisy, Jackson, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving under revocation and speeding...
Cape fire report 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 3:15 p.m., an emergency medical service at 611S. West End Blvd. At 5:49 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2112 Nottingham St. At 10:36 p.m., power lines down at 1605 Bel Air St...
Out of the past 7/23/04 (07/23/04)
10 years ago: July 23, 1994 Owners of defunct Kem-Pest Laboratories won another round in dispute with Environmental Protection Agency this week; three-judge panel from 8th District U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed lower court decision that sided with Kem-Pest in dispute over cleanup plan at six-acre Kem-Pest Superfund site north of Cape Girardeau...
Correction (07/23/04)
The Salvation Army will offer Meals With Friends from Monday to Friday. The dates were incorrect in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Correction/Running for a cause (07/23/04)
The Krispy Kreme fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be held July 31 only. There will be no Lance Armstrong items at the auction. The date and availability of Armstrong's donated items was incorrect in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Postal convenience (07/23/04)
For most postal patrons, convenience and time are key components of customer satisfaction. With that in mind, the U.S. Postal Service is looking to expand its services in Cape Girardeau through contracted postal units, a partnership with retailers who offer mail drop-off, stamps and other postal products and services...
Leader provided language expertise (07/23/04)
To the editor: I write in regard to the feature story about Rotary International's group study exchange team. I was part of the team's recent trip to Italy. While the article was nicely sufficient in touching on some of the places we visited, it failed to include any information from Larry Jackson, a local Rotarian and the leader of our team...
Errors in Rotary exchange story (07/23/04)
To the editor: As a Rotarian, I was sorely disappointed in the article about the Rotary International exchange program. It is known as a group study exchange, not Lend a Hand as reported in the article. The group study exchange program provides an opportunity for young professionals to observe how their profession is practiced in another country. An Italian team had visited Southeast Missouri this past spring...
Speak Out 07/23/04 (07/23/04)
Fix marriage first I AM amazed at the number of people who want to waste our lawmakers' time worrying about the marriage amendment. Why don't we worry about the divorce and adultery rates instead? I'm a Christian and would rather see gay people get married than so many straight people get divorced...
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