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Real people's court (07/24/04)
For court cases that aren't big enough to take to a lawyer but need to be settled quickly, there's small claims court. Small claims court is about money. It's about collecting overdue rent, not evicting an undesirable tenant. It's not about taking someone to court who has property you want returned. It's about making someone pay money you believe you are owed...
Huna's positive thinkers gather in Cape (07/24/04)
Huna teaches its followers that the first three steps they must take to change their lives are: 1. Identify where you are. 2. Decide you don't want to be there. 3. Decide where you want to be. This weekend, about 110 people from all over the world decided they wanted to be in Cape Girardeau at the 2004 Huna World Convention. ...
Cape School District looks at increase in tax levy (07/24/04)
Reserve funds in the Cape Girardeau School District are not as low as originally predicted, but officials there say the need for an increased tax levy for the coming year is still essential. During a budget review meeting Friday, the Cape Girardeau School Board discussed the district's finances and the possibility of raising of the tax levy by as much as 17 cents...
Southeast regents renew ex-president's lobbying contract (07/24/04)
Southeast Missourian The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents approved a new one-year contract with former university president Dale Nitzschke on Friday during a closed-door telephone conference call among board members. School officials announced the new contract following the meeting...
Cape delegates amid convention 'chaos' (07/24/04)
The Democratic National Convention, which kicks off Monday, has become a love-hate affair for Bostonians, says Kerry delegate and 2004 Jackson High School graduate Nate Hinchey. "People are incredibly excited about the DNC coming or they are up in arms about it," said Hinchey, who at 18 is the youngest Missouri delegate at the convention...
Man pleads guilty to gun charge (07/24/04)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Friday to being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. Derrick Williams, 23, appeared before U.S. Judge Henry E. Autrey. According to the federal court, two rifles were stolen from a car in Cape Girardeau County on June 22, 2003. ...
World briefs 7/24/04 (07/24/04)
Former Mexican leader faces criminal charges MEXICO CITY -- A special prosecutor has requested the arrest of former President Luis Echeverria and other senior officials accused of genocide for allegedly ordering the killing of student demonstrators in 1971, Echeverria's attorney said Friday. ...
Church-state separation becomes a hot issue in Kansas (07/24/04)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A recent Sunday found Tina Kolm changing her morning routine. Instead of attending a Unitarian Universalist service, she was at the Lenexa Christian Center, paying close attention to a conservative minister's sermon about the importance of amending the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage...
Religion calendar 7/24/04 (07/24/04)
Trinity Lutheran Church installs new pastor The Rev. Kevin Olson was installed during a service July 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills. The Rev. David Dissen, pastor emeritus of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, was among the area Lutheran clergy who participated in the service...
Is it a new beginning or a big inning? (07/24/04)
Summertime. Baseball. Players giving their best, striving to win, striving to be No. 1. Baseball fans love a close game, more so if their team eventually wins. What is more dramatic than to have the home team down by three runs in the bottom of the ninth? Time for the home team to have a big inning!...
Reverence, beauty and function (07/24/04)
JAMIE ROPER * Hays Daily News Volunteer server Shirley Conaway rushed hot food to hungry diners Friday evening July 17 in Kensington, Kan. Every Friday night for the past four years, Kensington residents have filed into the American Legion hall for dinner. And like so many other things in towns this size, the meal is a volunteer effort.By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian...
Region/state digest 07/24/04 (07/24/04)
Cape man pleads guilty to weapons charge A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. Derrick Williams, 23, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. ...
Georgia man faces charges in death of Jackson native (07/24/04)
A Douglasville, Ga., man has been charged with murdering a 21-year-old Southeast Missouri native from Jackson whose remains were found July 14 along a gravel road in Carroll County in Georgia. John Edward Woodham, 28, was arrested Thursday night in the death of Dylan Joseph Polen, Carroll County sheriff's Lt. Shane Taylor said Friday. Authorities have not released the cause of death or suspected motive...
Poll- Missouri favors ban on gay marriage (07/24/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A majority of Missourians favor a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, according to a new poll. The poll, commissioned by The Kansas City Star and KMBC-TV, found that 62 percent of respondents would vote in favor of the amendment; 29 percent would vote against it; 8 percent were undecided; and 1 percent said they would not vote on the issue...
Missing woman's father-in-law says son denied any role (07/24/04)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The father of the man whose wife vanished this week, allegedly as she went out for a jog, said Friday that his son looked him in the eye and denied having anything to do with the disappearance. An estimated 500 volunteers searched Friday for 27-year-old Lori Hacking, even as questions grew about Mark Hacking's actions before and after his wife was reported missing...
Sept. 11 panel calls for quick action (07/24/04)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The leaders of the Sept. 11 commission reiterated their call Friday that Congress and the president must quickly overhaul the nation's intelligence agencies, prompting a Senate and House pledge for an unusual round of hearings in August. The White House said it would study the proposals, but gave no timetable for action...
Pentagon finds Bush's Guard payroll records (07/24/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Friday released newly discovered payroll records from President Bush's 1972 service in the Alabama National Guard, though the records shed no new light on the future president's activities during that summer. A Pentagon official said the earlier contention that the records were destroyed was an "inadvertent oversight."...
Bush says GOP 'has got a lot of work to do' to appeal to blacks (07/24/04)
DETROIT -- President Bush acknowledged on Friday that "the Republican Party has got a lot of work to do" to gain the support of black voters and suggested that the Democratic Party is taking them for granted. "I know plenty of politicians assume they have your vote," the president told the National Urban League. "But do they earn it and do they deserve it?"...
Research suspended in response to security flap (07/24/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department, responding to a security scandal at the Los Alamos weapons lab, ordered a halt Friday to classified work at as many as two dozen facilities that use removable computer disks like those missing at the New Mexico lab...
Flight 93 passengers saved U.S. from greater horror (07/24/04)
America would have been even more devastated that sunny September morning -- the Capitol aflame or the White House destroyed -- if not for a few dozen strangers on an airplane who took the kind of quick, decisive action their government was incapable of on Sept. 11...
Reopening of bridge raises hopes for better future in Bosnia (07/24/04)
MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Bosnians and foreign dignitaries on Friday celebrated the reopening of a more than 400-year-old stone bridge that became a symbol of the senseless brutality of Bosnia's war when shells destroyed it in 1993. The reconstruction of the stone span -- which had survived centuries of conflict, including two world wars, before it was shattered -- raised hopes that the war-wrecked nation could rebuild a multiethnic society...
Militant group abducts Egyptian diplomat in Iraq (07/24/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Militants kidnapped a senior Egyptian diplomat as he left a mosque Friday and demanded his country abandon any plans to send security experts to support Iraq's new government, according to a video broadcast on the Al-Jazeera television station...
Others also bear the brunt of French leader's outbursts (07/24/04)
PARIS -- Jacques Chirac, whose refusal to join the Iraq invasion gained him I-told-you-so clout, is worrying allies with his blunt outbursts. At a time when fighting terrorism needs a united front, arrogance in Paris and Washington alike is breeding discord, analysts and diplomats say...
Clemons will play at Livingstone (07/24/04)
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Ricky Clemons, whose allegations of being paid by former coaches at Missouri are at the center of a still-unresolved NCAA investigation, will play basketball this fall at Livingstone College, the Salisbury Post reported Friday. The newspaper said Clemons participated in a promotional game Thursday evening at the school's gymnasium, scoring 23 of his 25 points in the second half. The paper said he left quickly after the game ended, without commenting...
ShowMe state games July24 (07/24/04)
Results (June 16-18) Powerlifting Donald Harris of Cape Girardeau placed second in the 242-pound division of powerlifting for men ages 45 to 49. He lifted 190 on the dead lift and 365 on the bench for a 555-pound total.Youth basketball...
Capahas capitalize on Buds' late error (07/24/04)
Plaza Tire scored two runs in the ninth with two outs for a 7-6 victory. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian The final home game of the 2004 season for the Plaza Tire Capahas featured a little bit of everything, including a last-inning comeback that resulted in a thrilling victory for the host squad...
Jackson reaches title game (07/24/04)
The RE/MAX Achievers topped Sikeston 5-2 in the winner's bracket final. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian The third time's a charm. The Jackson American Legion team managed only one run in two losses to Sikeston earlier this season, but the RE/MAX Achievers found their bats when it mattered most Friday night in a winners bracket game at the District 14 tournament in Jackson...
New Cape C.C. GM puts focus on clubhouse (07/24/04)
TOBY CARRIG * tcarrig@semissouriancom Dave Kaesheimer, who has 25 years in the golf business, is the new general manager at the Cape Girardeau Country Club.Kaesheimer to oversee operation of the 84-year-old Cape Girardeau Country Club. By Toby Carrig...
George signs with Cowboys (07/24/04)
By Jaime Aron ~ The Associated Press IRVING, Texas -- Eddie George agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, just two days after being released by the Tennessee Titans. "He's a great fit for us, and he will complement an offense that will be about power running," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said...
Armstrong may pass on next year's race (07/24/04)
The five-time champion is looking for new challenges. By Jerome Pugmire ~ The Associated Press LONS-LE-SAUNIER, France -- Lance Armstrong will race again in the Tour de France, although maybe not next year...
Bonds strikes in Cards' loss (07/24/04)
The Giants' superstar hit a three-run homer in San Francisco's 7-2 victory. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Dustin Hermanson made an impressive return to St. Louis. Hermanson, released by the Cardinals last June, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Barry Bonds hit a three-run homer one day before his 40th birthday, helping the San Francisco Giants end St. ...
Earnhardt to start race but not finish (07/24/04)
The NASCAR star, recovering from a fiery crash, will give way to rookie Martin Truex Jr. By Mike Harris ~ The Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. -- His neck still tightly wrapped in a gauze bandage, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ready to race again...
American closes in on sixth title (07/24/04)
LONS-LE-SAUNIER, France -- Lance Armstrong took it easy Friday with his record sixth straight Tour de France crown all but won, allowing Spain's Juan Miguel Mercado to capture the 18th stage. After three punishing days in the Alps, where Armstrong won three times in a row, he and others in the main pack had no interest in chasing down Mercado and five other low-ranked riders who escaped ahead early in the stage through eastern France from Annemasse...
Big issue goes in favor of Bryant (07/24/04)
Judge rules accuser's sex life can be used against her at trial. By Jon Sarche ~ The Associated Press DENVER -- In a huge victory for Kobe Bryant's defense, the judge in the NBA star's sexual assault case ruled Friday that his accuser's sex life during the week of their encounter can be used against her at trial...
Stupples will chase Sorenstam in final round of Evian Masters (07/24/04)
By Alan Page ~ The Associated Press EVIAN, France -- Annika Sorenstam took a three-shot lead at the Evian Masters tournament Friday with an impressive 7-under 65 during a storm-filled third round. In a hallmark display of cool, controlled play, the world No. 1 had seven birdies to take the lead from overnight leader Karen Stupples...
Sports briefs 7/24/04 (07/24/04)
Baseball An estimated $15,000 in jewelry taken this month from a hotel room where Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Clement and his family were staying has been recovered, police said. An employee of the Pfister Hotel was arrested and will be referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney for a felony burglary charge, Sgt. ...
Back on the scene (07/24/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Jorja Fox, the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star who was fired for skipping work in a salary dispute, is returning to the hit CBS drama. Fox reached an agreement with the network and will be back on the set next week, a source close to the production said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity...
ABC News launching 24-hour news service (07/24/04)
NEW YORK -- ABC News will run a 24-hour news service available on digital cable, the Internet and some cell phones through Election Day in what may be a precursor to a service offered full time in the future. The venture, "ABC News Now," begins operating at noon Monday, presenting gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Democratic National Convention, anchored by Peter Jennings...
William Palmer (07/24/04)
PULASKI, Ill. -- William Vaughn Palmer, 83, of Pulaski died Friday, July 23, 2004, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. He was born Sept. 10, 1920, in rural Pulaski, son of James Arthur and Nellie Frances Gillespie Palmer. Mr. Palmer lived his entire life in the Pulaski area...
Esther Meyr (07/24/04)
Esther E. Meyr, 95, of Jackson died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 6, 1909, at New Wells, daughter of John H. and Anna M. Winter Huttegger. She and Edward C. Meyr were married Feb. 15, 1931. He died July 15, 1983...
John Auer (07/24/04)
John Bernard Auer, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Vernon A. and Charlotte L. Walther Auer. He and Molly Evans were married May 8, 2001, in Statesville, N.C. John was a graduate of Central High School. ...
Ashli Ayers (07/24/04)
Ashli Shea Ayers, 19, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 18, 2004, in Johnson City, Tenn. She was born Aug. 22, 1984, in West Memphis, Ark., daughter of Robin McElyea Drum. Survivors include her mother of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Jessica Ayers of Kansas City, Sarah Ayers of Cape Girardeau; a brother, David Drum of Park Hills, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Donna McClain of Cape Girardeau; and maternal great-grandfather, Woody Niswonger of Grain Valley, Mo...
Aleen Leible (07/24/04)
Mary Aleen Leible, 83, of Scott City died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 14, 1921, at Lowndes, Mo., daughter of William and Emma Dorris Hamm. She first married Lester Gaines in 1940. He preceded her in death. She and Louis Alfred Leible were married Aug. 12, 1949. He died Sept. 19, 1989...
Preston Adams (07/24/04)
Preston Lee Adams, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Corning, Ark., son of George and Mattie C. Watson Adams. He and Jeannee Vahlberg were married Oct. 14, 1981, in Oklahoma City, Okla...
Alma Meador (07/24/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Alma Meador, 86, of Advance died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 30, 1918, at McGee, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Myrtle Wills Duniphan. She and Carlin Meador were married Oct. 19, 1935, at Zalma, Mo...
Fire report 07/24/04 (07/24/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Thursday: At 5:33 p.m., an illegal burn at 331 S. Lorimier St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 7:57 a.m., citizen assist at 725 Ranney St. At 8:52 a.m., a car fire at 2200 Kingshighway....
Sheriff's report 07/24/04 (07/24/04)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Deric S. Dockins, 23, of Jackson was arrested July 17 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Stacy L. Kinder, 33, of Jackson was arrested July 17 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 7/24/04 (07/24/04)
10 years ago: July 24, 1994 Restored Confederate Air Force World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber is one of several historic airplanes on display at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport as part of Cape Girardeau Balloon Fest '94; final event of festival is balloon launch at 6 a.m...
Correction 07/24/04 (07/24/04)
In Friday's edition, a story about Tom and Judy Holshouser's house should have reported that about 250 cubic yards of concrete were used to build the house. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Correction 07/24/04 (07/24/04)
In Wednesday's edition, Scott County public administrator candidate Pam Dirnberger's statement on hiring an assistant for the department should be clarified to read that Scott County is at the point where they need to hire an assistant, but there are no funds available to do so at this time...
Good job news, climate changes, French farce, tax burden (07/24/04)
Here are some items of timely interest: Kerry's canard: New data refute claims of a job squeeze. The populist message of the Kerry-Edwards ticket -- that Bush-enabled, pool-lounging plutocrats are squeezing dollars from the hard-working middle class -- will fail to turn the electorate into a band of howling Robespierres come November. According to recently released government statistics, the unjust economy that the two candidates descry simply doesn't exist...
Going in circles (07/24/04)
Given Cape Girardeau's shaky history with a roundabout, proposing to build three roundabouts along the proposed Fountain Street extension from Morgan Oak to William Street could use some careful handling and solid engineering. The city's first roundabout at Gordonville and Silver Springs roads had to be redone because it was too small and the curbs were too tight. ...
Victim was kind and sweet man (07/24/04)
To the editor: This is about the party at Red Gate in Scott City. I was not there, but I know every one of the men who was out there. Chad Chaney was one of the sweetest, kindest men I know. Both of my daughters were around him all the time. Never once was he ever disrespectful to them or to me for that matter. He always helped out whenever he could. Sure, he did party, but he was only 22 years old...
Study team made talks in Italian (07/24/04)
To the editor: The article in the travel section of Sunday's paper missed the mark completely. There is no "Lend a Hand" program in Rotary International. Missouri District 6060 sent a group study exchange team of young professionals to Italy this summer to study and learn how professionals in similar fields work in Italy. GSE means that this is not a mere cultural exchange or a sightseeing tour as your article would imply...
Speak Out 07/24/04 (07/24/04)
Spending priorities IF SCOTT City wanted to spend money, it should have spent on land it already owned, not decorating something that belonged to the railroad and then wanting the town to come up with money to pay for it. There are lots of things wrong with this town. City officials should have taken care of that first...
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