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Stories from Friday, July 30, 2004

Students building academic Web of deceit (07/30/04)
Campus cheating isn't restricted to the classroom anymore. It's also found in cyberspace, where some college students are convinced they can plagiarize term papers and cheat on Web-course tests away from the in-room scrutiny of faculty. "Some students think it is easier to cheat online," said Dr. David Starrett, director of the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning at Southeast Missouri State University. But he said that perception doesn't match the reality...
Candidates in Perry County say job experience important (07/30/04)
Perry County will choose its next public administrator Tuesday. The incumbent public administrator Jim Taylor is not seeking re-election. Whoever wins the Republican nomination will win the office; there are no Democratic candidates for the position...
Appreciating Edwards while waiting for Kerry (07/30/04)
Editor's note: Nate Hinchey, 18, of Jackson is the youngest member of the Missouri delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. This is the fourth of his daily reports from the convention. By Nate Hinchey ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian...
Prayer service for troops to feature Rep. Emerson (07/30/04)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., will speak at a prayer service for the National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion currently serving in Iraq. The service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Mount Auburn Christian Church in Cape Girardeau. Emerson currently has a stepdaughter serving in Iraq. ...
Humble egg gets a boost (07/30/04)
Thursday marked an important day for Cape Girardeau. On that day, the egg lady visited Cape Girardeau to pass on her "egg-straordinary" knowledge of this food staple that most people have somewhere in their fridge. Officially, Jo Manhart's title is director of the Missouri Egg Council, but she prefers to be called the egg lady...
Voters in Oak Ridge School District asked to approve waiver (07/30/04)
Declining enrollment and the possibility of future funding cuts has prompted the Oak Ridge School District to ask voters to approve a waiver allowing for a tax increase. However, if the waiver passes in Tuesday's election, an increase to the levy will not be necessary this year because of unforeseen revenue, school officials say...
Murder suspect once tried in Cape Girardeau County (07/30/04)
A Cedar Hill, Mo., man convicted of murder in 1980 in Cape Girardeau County is once again in custody as a murder suspect, this time in Hannibal, Mo. Kenneth Edward Tate Jr., 40, was arraigned Thursday in Ralls County. He was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting of Kalaf A. "Cliff" Abdel-Jawad. Jawad died July 6 after being shot three times in the head at close range at the Hannibal Inn where he was the general manager...
Jackson man sentenced on sex crime charges (07/30/04)
A 44-year-old Jackson man will spend the next 21 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. Jeffrey Alan Wooldridge of Jackson was sentenced Thursday to three seven-year terms, which will run consecutively. Wooldridge was convicted of Class C felonies of statutory sodomy. ...
St. Louis, Boonville newspapers endorse McCaskill's campaign (07/30/04)
Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill picked up two more endorsements Thursday in her bid for the Democratic nomination for governor -- one from the black weekly newspaper The St. Louis American, another from The Boonville Daily News. Missouri's party primary elections are next Tuesday...
Man sentenced to death in Strafford teen's killing (07/30/04)
OSCEOLA, Mo. -- Jurors recommended the death sentence Thursday for a man convicted of killing a 19-year-old Strafford woman, Amanda Morto, three years ago and burying her body near a southwest Missouri cemetery. David Zink stood silently and showed no emotion as the decision was announced. Judge William Roberts will make the final decision Sept. 7. Jurors deliberated about three hours before returning the verdict in the punishment phase of Zink's trial...
State sues, shuts down illegal online lottery (07/30/04)
FESTUS, Mo. -- A judge has ordered a halt to a Web site named after a popular MTV show about vehicle makeovers, given claims by Missouri's top law enforcer that the site is an illegal lottery. The preliminary injunction issued Tuesday by a judge in Jefferson County, south of St. Louis, came at the behest of Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, who filed a civil fraud lawsuit against Nathan Leiweke and his Web site, www.pimpmyride.com...
Missouri guns miss legal mark in Texas (07/30/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's concealed gun permits will not be honored in Texas because of concerns that Missouri permits can be issued before a federal fingerprint criminal background check is complete. Texas officials notified Missouri Gov. Bob Holden of the policy on Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in its Thursday editions...
Blunt featured in taxpayer-paid advertisements (07/30/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Secretary of State Matt Blunt spent almost $48,000 in public money on statewide newspaper advertising that includes his name and picture, urging voters to turn out for Tuesday's primary. The ad is to make a return appearance in Missouri's daily newspapers on Monday -- the day before Blunt faces five little-known opponents in the Republican primary for governor...
Education board cautions voters about amendment (07/30/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Board of Education cautioned Missouri voters Thursday about unanswered school funding questions arising from a proposed amendment on Tuesday's ballot to allow a casino in southwest Missouri. Board president Tom Davis said it was unusual, but not unprecedented, for the board to weigh in on a ballot measure. He also made clear that the board is not telling voters to defeat the amendment, but simply informing them of the effects on education if voters approve it...
Two candidates from Jackson seek GOP nomination for governor (07/30/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As a typical, hard-working Missourian, Jennie Lee Sievers says she would have the background to connect with constituents on a personal level as governor. Jeff Killian figures that if he is going to run for public office, he might as well start at the top...
Congress faces hurdles to act on 9-11 panel ideas (07/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- Congress is eager to show voters it's acting on the Sept. 11 commission's call for overhauling intelligence agencies, but turf fights, partisan rivalries and the task's sheer complexity are sure to slow lawmakers' work. Reflecting the momentum for change sparked last week by the commission's widely acclaimed final report, at least nine committees are planning more than 15 hearings in what is normally a sleepy August on Capitol Hill. ...
Pesticide no longer checked for endangered species harm (07/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will be free to approve pesticides without consulting wildlife agencies to determine if the chemical might harm plants and animals protected by the Endangered Species Act, according to new Bush administration rules...
Florida GOP telling some voters to skip touchscreens (07/30/04)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Jeb Bush has tried for months to persuade Florida voters touchscreen voting machines are reliable. His own party apparently hasn't gotten the message. The state GOP paid for a flier critical of the new technology and sent it to some south Florida voters where a primary election is scheduled next month...
Kerry tells delegates 'America can do better' (07/30/04)
BOSTON -- Sen. John Kerry challenged President Bush's Iraq policy in blunt, biting terms Thursday night and promised cheering Democratic National Convention delegates, "I will be a commander in chief who will never mislead us into war." "America can do better, and help is on the way," the Democratic presidential nominee vowed over and over in a prime-time acceptance speech that marked the beginning of the general election phase of his long quest for the White House...
Co-discoverer of DNA structure, Francis Crick, dies at age 88 (07/30/04)
SAN DIEGO -- Nobel Prize-winning scientist Francis Crick, who co-discovered the spiral, "double-helix" structure of DNA in 1953 and opened the way for everything from gene-spliced crops and medicines to DNA fingerprinting and the genetic detection of diseases, has died. He was 88...
Nation/world briefs 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
Iranian, EU officials meet amid nuclear concerns PARIS -- European Union officials met with a high-level Iranian envoy on Thursday to press Tehran for guarantees that its nuclear program is peaceful, the French Foreign Ministry said. The talks in Paris follow new allegations by diplomats this week that Iran has resumed clandestine work linked to uranium enrichment, testing equipment and producing a gas that can be used to make nuclear warheads...
Soldier convicted of armed robbery (07/30/04)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A military jury found a soldier guilty of armed robbery Thursday for taking an Iraqi sheik's sport utility vehicle at gunpoint. The panel also convicted Sgt. 1st Class James Williams of willful dereliction of duty for allowing his soldiers to consume alcohol in Iraq...
Japanese government keeps tight control over sensitive news (07/30/04)
TOKYO -- The crown princess, complaining of exhaustion, withdrew from her official duties seven months ago and hasn't been seen in public since. This month, an American accused of deserting his Army unit 40 years ago was whisked out of North Korea and quickly admitted into a Japanese hospital, where he, too, has vanished behind a wall of government protection...
Developments in Iraq on Thursday (07/30/04)
Iraq authorities abruptly put off Thursday a national conference of political, religious and civic leaders considered a crucial step on the road to democracy amid rising violence and disarray over choosing delegates and boycott threats by key factions...
Suspect in embassy bombings caught (07/30/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan has arrested a Tanzanian al-Qaida suspect wanted by the United States in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the interior minister said today. He said the suspect was cooperating and had given authorities "very valuable" information...
Former American hostage recounts yearlong captivity at trial (07/30/04)
Pointing to a rusty dog chain, a prosecutor asked American missionary Gracia Burnham if it was used to shackle her husband before he was killed in a bloody rescue attempt after a year of captivity in the jungle. "I recognize that chain," Burnham testified softly Thursday at the trial of eight al-Qaida-linked guerrillas...
Iraqi human rights minister says Saddam has prostate infection (07/30/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein suffers from a chronic prostate infection and has refused to have a biopsy to prove he does not have cancer, an Iraqi official said in an interview Thursday on Al-Jazeera television. X-rays and blood tests did not show anything more serious than the infection and Saddam seemed to be in good health otherwise, Iraqi Human Rights Minister Bakhtiar Amin said...
MAYB tourney draws a crowd (07/30/04)
The demand for Cape Girardeau's first Mid-America Youth Basketball tournament exceeded the available supply of courts. Sixty teams hoped to show their abilities during the three-day event beginning today. However, the Osage Community Centre, the A.C. Brase Arena and Central Middle School can house only enough games for 33 teams...
Losing hurts in the zone tournament (07/30/04)
If Jackson is going to advance through the zone tournament, it is going to have to do so with relatively little recovery time. The RE/MAX Achievers played their first game 8:30 p.m. Thursday against Sikeston and lost 6-2. Jackson will have a little more than 10 hours to recover before it plays again today in the losers bracket...
Capahas split two in tourney (07/30/04)
The Plaza Tire Capahas bounced back from a heart-breaking loss Thursday to pound Columbia, Tenn., and earn a split of two games at the American Baseball Congress tournament in Evansville, Ind. The Capahas completed tournament play with a 2-2 record...
Show-Me State Games (07/30/04)
SHOW-ME STATE GAMESResults July 23-25 Debbie Feiner won the gold medal in the open women's singles table tennis competition. Paul Feiner of Jackson finished second in the Novice Class A singles division for table tennis. Participants July 30-Aug. 1Those teams expected to compete today through Sunday in the final weekend of the Show-Me State Games:...
Tyson begins working to pay off debt with comeback bout (07/30/04)
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- By now, Mike Tyson's woes have been documented well. He's broke after blowing about $300 million, owes creditors another $38 million, and is in desperate need of a series of fights to put a Bentley or two back in the garage. At 38, he's a shell of the fighter he once was, reduced to taking on fringe contenders while hoping he still has something left -- and that fans still care enough to pay to see it...
Marijuana use a factor in Williams' retirement (07/30/04)
MIAMI -- Retired Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams said he failed a third drug test for marijuana use, which would cost him a four-game suspension if he decides to return to the NFL, The Miami Herald reported on its Web site Thursday. Williams told the newspaper that marijuana played a larger role in his retirement than he indicated when he walked away after just five pro seasons. ...
Stupples soars into early lead at British Open (07/30/04)
SUNNINGDALE, England -- Annika Sorenstam's strong start at the Women's British Open was not quite as good as Karen Stupples' opening round. Stupples, the touring pro for Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, made seven birdies in a bogey-free 7-under 65 Thursday, putting her three shots ahead of defending champion Sorenstam...
Manning, Gallery sign contracts (07/30/04)
Eli Manning and Robert Gallery signed contracts Thursday, ensuring that the top two picks in the NFL draft will be on the field for the start of training camp workouts Manning, the first selection, signed a deal with New York Giants that will guarantee him $20 million over the next five years as part of a $45 million package that could reach $54 million with incentives...
Former head coach returns for a challenge (07/30/04)
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Gunther Cunningham, who worked magic with the Kansas City defense in his first round as the Chiefs' defensive coordinator, faces an even bigger challenge this time, but says it's one he welcomes. "I want to be where the fire is," Cunningham said. ...
Jacobsen leads after first round (07/30/04)
Despite recent surgery, he has the lead in U.S. Senior Open. ST. LOUIS -- Peter Jacobsen wasn't sure he could even walk the entire course at the U.S. Senior Open, much less contend for the lead. But Jacobsen, still rehabbing from arthroscopic hip surgery, made four birdies during a six-hole stretch on the back nine Thursday and shot a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead...
Eight fined for Yanks-Red Sox fight (07/30/04)
NEW YORK -- Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and Boston catcher Jason Varitek were suspended for four games apiece and fined $2,000 on Thursday, and six other players were punished for their roles in a brawl last week between New York and the Red Sox. Yankees pitcher Tanyon Sturtze and Red Sox outfielders Gabe Kapler and Trot Nixon were suspended for three games and fined $1,000 by Bob Watson, major league baseball's vice president of on-field operations...
Faulk determined to return to form (07/30/04)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Marshall Faulk doesn't know where the retirement rumors started. But the St. Louis Rams' running back, entering his 12th season and coming off another operation on his balky right knee, isn't arguing the logic behind the idea. "I heard about it and it was news to me," Faulk said. "It doesn't surprise me. It's news."...
Area sports digest 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
Notre Dame wins summer volleyball league Notre Dame won the championship of the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department high school volleyball league varsity division by beating ... Notre Dame. Notre Dame defeated a team known as the Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday in the final...
If you love her, you won't make her tow furniture (07/30/04)
Dear Tom and Ray: I am writing to you on behalf of "Bookie," my low-mileage 1988 Acura Integra. Although she has spent all of her life in the happy confusion of Southern California, Bookie has less than 40,000 miles on her and, to her credit, remains in excellent health. ...
Drivers hooked on Hyundai Tiburon (07/30/04)
Hyundai offers attractive deal for young buyers With harpoon clenched in bloody hands, Santiago waited for the shark attack. He was determined, but held little hope as he watched the great fish close in. The shark's head came out of the water and the old man rammed the harpoon down into the shark's head...
Live trapping is one thing; then what? (07/30/04)
When I was growing up on Killough Valley in the Ozarks west of here, wild critters were taken for granted. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I would wind up living in town and becoming Trapper Joe. But that's exactly what's happened. On the farm, we had all the wild animals you could imagine. Some of them were good neighbors. Others were not...
Civil War history depicted on floodwall (07/30/04)
The Civil War was a major part of American history and it left its own mark on Cape Girardeau, which is why it makes sense that the Civil War is the subject of two floodwall murals and the blue images of generals Ulysses Grant and Benjamin Prentiss...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Bourne Supremacy' (07/30/04)
Three and a half (out of four) If you enjoy a good action movie with several plot twists, "The Bourne Supremacy" will definitely fill the bill. This movie picks up where its predecessor left off, with the character of Jason Bourne living in India...
Coming to theaters 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' Starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Jamie Kennedy, Neil Patrick Harris, Brooke D'Orsay and David Krumholtz. Two frequently intoxicated 20-something roommates spend a life-changing night roaming the state of New Jersey looking for White Castle hamburgers. Rated R for strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor, running time 96 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)...
Success (possibly) granted (07/30/04)
Although four of the five members of the local Christian rock band Access Granted will begin college in a few weeks -- three at Southeast Missouri State University and one in Nashville, Tenn. -- this is hardly the end of the band they started while sophomores at Central High School in Cape Girardeau...
Back to the dark side (07/30/04)
NEW YORK -- Joaquin Phoenix won't read this article. He can't stand reading about himself, and he can't stand the fact that other actors do it. So he won't know of the sober, heartfelt praise his co-stars in "The Village" have for him. From Sigourney Weaver, who plays his mother: "He's a very caring person with a lot of integrity, very sensitive. ... He reminds me a little bit of Bill Hurt in a way because Bill cares very much about things."...
Artifacts 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
'American Idol' auditions come to St. Louis Local aspiring American Idols have their chance to make it onto the hit television show when auditions come to St. Louis on Aug. 7 and 8 at the Edward Jones Dome. St. Louis is only the second of eight cities where "American Idol" auditions will be held. For more information, visit the "American Idol" Web site at www.idolonfox.com/home.htm...
Billy Redman (07/30/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Billy Edward Redman, 52, of Spring Hill, Tenn., formerly of Jonesboro, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn. He was born Feb. 29, 1952, son of Paul and Rose Holden Reynolds. He and Patricia Foltz were married July 6, 1994, in Spring Hill...
Frances DeVore (07/30/04)
Frances DeVore, 86, of Arcadia, Mo., died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Scott City, daughter of Frank Alfred and Florence Tiller Nicolaides. She and Dr. Wolden W. DeVore were married in 1944. DeVore was a 1935 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, attended Southeast Missouri State University three years, and taught school a year. She received a doctor of chiropractic degree in 1943 from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind...
Margaret Wiggs (07/30/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Margaret L. Wiggs, 83, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 8, 1920, near Jonesboro, daughter of Fred M. and Zada D. Fulenwider Foehr. She and Virtis E. "Red" Wiggs were married Aug. 2, 1939...
Bertha Savage (07/30/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bertha A. Savage, 100, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Oct. 19, 1903, in Gabriel, Ark., daughter of Amos and Artie Parrish Cossey. She and Clarence Dewey Savage were married Dec. 17, 1923, in Morrilton, Ark. He died Dec. 23, 1970...
Births 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
Abner Son to John Howard and Melindi Leigh Abner of Advance, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:05 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2004. Name, Tyler Cole. Weight, 6 pounds 10 ounces. First child. Mrs. Abner is the former Melindi Miller, daughter of Marlyn Neely of Steubenville, Ohio, and Robert Miller of Nashville, Tenn. She is a registered nurse. Abner is the son of Sherry Barrick of Bell City, Mo. He is a well driller...
Cape police report 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Robin Marie Mirgeaux, 42, 200 S. Minnesota St., was arrested for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident...
Cape fire report 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Wednesday: At 7:52 p.m., an emergency medical service at 422 N. Mount Auburn Road. Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 1:22 a.m., an emergency medical service at Olive and North Frederick streets...
Out of the past 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
10 years ago: July 30, 1994 Ruth Ann Dickerson, 11-year member of Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Department, has been appointed chief deputy, replacing Leonard Hines who has been named interim sheriff; Norman Copeland, sheriff since March 1986, has resigned...
Correction 7/30/04 (07/30/04)
A cooked beef and chicken and dumplings supper will be held Aug. 22 at Zion Lutheran Church. The menu was incorrect in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Key achievers often shunned as role models (07/30/04)
I have been disappointed with the lack of recognition that many black leaders attribute to the views and achievements of Secretary of State Colin Powell, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, economists Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams plus former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts...
Young voters (07/30/04)
The (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard P. Diddy says he wants to make voting cool, so the hip-hop mogul has launched a nationwide effort to make voting "sexy" and encourage young people to vote. His nonpartisan campaign is called "Citizen Change." That's cool...
Growing churches (07/30/04)
Area churches are in the midst of a construction boom prompted by growing programs and congregations. Two Baptist congregations -- one in Cape Girardeau and one in Jackson -- have purchased land on which they'll be building new places of worship. First Baptist Church intends to build a traditional-looking building at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Cape Rock Drive. ...
Dog law doesn't make good sense (07/30/04)
To the editor: Amen to your editorial regarding the Cape Girardeau City Council's new pet ordinance. As is the case with our current noise ordinance, the laws which are already on the books are adequate to deal with situations that are unpleasant, harmful or downright dangerous. Unfortunately, the laws we have are not thoroughly enforced. This may lead people, including our well-meaning but ill-informed city council, to think that we need more legislation...
Highway shrines promote safety (07/30/04)
To the editor: You ran an Associated Press article on highway shrines. I thought the writer's setup was a little flip, comparing these somber dedications to noxious lawn weeds. I'm not sure his report reflects the thoughtfulness these heartfelt personal expressions deserve. We've all seen the crosses interspersed along the interstates, but two-lane rural highways feature a more unnerving landscape of sacred markers...
Let drivers make seat-belt decision (07/30/04)
To the editor: There has been lots in the paper lately about the Click It or Ticket program. Some motorists say it takes away part of their freedom. It does. When one gives six years to this country defending our freedom and justices, it hurts to see our freedom slowly slipping away and justice becoming injustice...
Speak Out 07/30/04 (07/30/04)
Great students, faculty SCHOOL WILL be starting soon, and I am proud to say that my sophomore is going to Saxony Lutheran High School. We have such a wonderful student body and great teachers, I want them all to know how much God loves them. Getting some attention...
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