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Pair of constitutional amendments on statewide ballot (08/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of proposed amendments to the state constitution that separately would authorize casino gambling beyond the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and into the Ozarks and strengthen the state's existing ban on same-sex marriages...
Improvements go on at Cape's Red House (08/02/04)
While it may have opened in November, the Red House Interpretive Center still has a way to go before it reaches completion. But progress is being made. One of the most visible improvements is a new Red House sign made by local artist Tim Roth. There are also two new interpretive signs that give an explanation of the Red House. A sprinkler system for the gardens was recently installed and some garden walkways have been completed...
GOP hopefuls take turn at Cape church (08/02/04)
A week after Democratic candidates spoke at a Cape Girardeau church, four Republican took their turns addressing the congregation. Rhema Word International Breakthrough Ministries heard Doc Cain, Barry Hovis, Dan Niswonger and Walter White, District 2 candidates for county commissioner...
Group wants funding from Cape to make Glenn House repairs (08/02/04)
Cape Girardeau's most well-known Victorian home needs some fixing up, and the not-for-profit group that operates Glenn House wants the city to spend $31,117 in surplus motel and restaurant tax dollars for the repairs. But Mayor Jay Knudtson worries that the council could be flooded with spending requests at a time when the city has no comprehensive plan on how more than $800,000 in surplus Convention and Visitors Bureau money should be spent...
A helpful silence (08/02/04)
"Don't just say something, stand there." The Rev. John Harth said that's the best advice he ever got. Harth, pastor of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo., is one of three police chaplains for the Oran police department, Scott County sheriff, Oran Fire and Rescue and the North Scott County ambulance district...
Military digest 8/2/04 (08/02/04)
Mungle completes Summer Pulse training Navy Seaman Tyler J. Mungle, son of Tina M. and Tracy J. Mungle of Sedge-wickville, Mo., recently returned home after a scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean while assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. ...
Community briefs 8/2/04 (08/02/04)
Golf contest planned for Leukemia Society A golf skills contest fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Arena Golf in Cape Girar-deau. Contests include longest drive, putt-putt scramble and shotgun start. Each contest is divided into children 7 to 10, 11 to 13, 14 to 17 and men and women's divisions. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call (573) 776-3273...
Community Q&A 8/2/04 (08/02/04)
Name: Darrin L. Pruitt Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Trina, Ashley, Alex and Jordan. Job: Transit department, Southeast Missouri State University; as well as a part-time student...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (08/02/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public Hearings A hearing regarding the request of Timothy and Donna Joplin for a special-use permit to operate a chiropractic office at 226 Albert St. in an R-2, single-family dwelling district...
Feds issue East Coast terror alert (08/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- The federal government warned Sunday of possible al-Qaida terrorist attacks against "iconic" financial institutions in New York City, Washington and Newark, N.J., saying a confluence of chilling intelligence in recent days pointed to a car or truck bomb...
Threat details (08/02/04)
A list of details collected by potential terrorists to use in an attack against financial institutions, according to a senior official on condition of anonymity: The flow of pedestrians outside one building -- 14 people per minute midweek on each side of the sidewalks, or 28 per minute...
Few injured, ill troops get disability pay they request (08/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- The military's system for compensating soldiers who become sick, injured or wounded can be as unforgiving as the battlefield: Fewer than one in 10 applicants receives the long-term disability payments they request. Nearly one-third of injured National Guard and Reserve veterans returning from the Iraqi and Afghan wars are being forced to wait more than four months to learn if they will even be compensated. ...
Web warning - Online story raises questions about terror probes (08/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- A writer's harrowing account of the odd actions of 14 Middle Eastern men aboard a Detroit-to-Los Angeles flight in June is prompting new concerns about airline security. The men traveling together on the Northwest flight lingered in the bathroom, congregated in the aisles and signaled each other during the trip, according to the account. Passengers and the crew feared the men planned a hijacking, said the writer, Annie Jacobsen...
Conjoined Filipino boys at brink of separate lives (08/02/04)
NEW YORK -- If all goes well during a daylong operation Wednesday, Carl and Clarence Aguirre, 2-year-old twins from the Philippines joined at the top of their heads, will wake up in separate beds. For the first time, they'll be able to look into each other's faces. And they should soon be able to sit up, stand straight and walk for the first time -- no longer the toddlers who couldn't toddle...
Flights grounded for two hours after technical glitch (08/02/04)
DALLAS -- A computer glitch grounded American Airlines and US Airways flights from coast to coast Sunday morning, causing delays that lasted all day. A computer company official said human error was the likely cause. American had its planes back up after two hours, while US Airways flights were grounded for about three...
USDA study indicates price is poor reason to skimp on veggies (08/02/04)
CONCORD, N.H. -- There goes another excuse for not eating more vegetables. A government study found that though many people say cost prevents them from eating more produce, consumers can get the recommended three servings of fruits and four servings of vegetables daily for just 64 cents...
Navy to recover remains of aviators killed four decades ago (08/02/04)
NORFOLK, Va. -- More than 40 years after a Navy plane hunting Russian submarines during the Cold War crashed on a glacier in Greenland, a Navy team is setting out to recover the last of the victims' remains. The Jan. 12, 1962, crash killed all 12 aboard, but not all were recovered. On Monday, a Navy team will depart from Norfolk on a mission to bring the final remains home...
Wall Street tightening already-high security (08/02/04)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street firms on Sunday began increasing already tight security but planned to open as usual this morning after warnings of a possible al-Qaida strike against targets in the financial industry. The threat warning from the Homeland Security Department listed the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup Inc. ...
Business school numbers down across nation (08/02/04)
Is business school losing its buzz? After a golden era for the MBA degree, new figures show demand for the traditional, two-year master's of business administration program is slumping. More than three-quarters of programs responding to a recent Graduate Management Admission Council survey reported their applications declined last year. More remarkably, 41 percent reported their applications were down more than 20 percent...
Gunmen break up meeting as Arafat faces pressure for reforms (08/02/04)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Masked gunmen loyal to Yasser Arafat broke up a conference of reformers from his Fatah movement who were calling for a "revolution," as the veteran Palestinian leader faced new, sharp divisions among his people. The incident in the West Bank city of Nablus was just the latest in weeks of internal Palestinian unrest. ...
World briefs 8/2/04 (08/02/04)
Majority of Afghans registered to vote KABUL, Afghanistan -- Nine out of 10 eligible Afghans have signed up for landmark October elections, the United Nations said Sunday, a resounding endorsement of a democratic experiment supposed to help Afghanistan turn its back on years of debilitating war. ...
Blaze sweeps crowded Paraguayan supermarket (08/02/04)
ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Fire roared through a multilevel supermarket on the outskirts of the Paraguayan capital Sunday, causing at least one floor to collapse, and the government said at least 256 people died but that toll was expected to rise. One television station said at least 340 bodies had been recovered...
Blasts hit churches across Iraq, killing 11 (08/02/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Assailants triggered a coordinated series of explosions outside five churches in Baghdad and Mosul during Sunday evening services, killing 11 people and wounding more than 50 in the first major assault on Iraq's Christian minority since the 15-month-old insurgency began...
Tigers claim high school crown in Cape's first MAYB tournament (08/02/04)
The local event attracted 33 teams. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Teams came from throughout the region -- including St. Louis, southern Illinois and western Kentucky -- to participate over the weekend in Cape Girardeau's first Mid America Youth Basketball tournament...
Dalhousie members follow another win by club's touring pro (08/02/04)
Dalhousie Golf Club was all smiles on Sunday. While members did not have a chance to see the club's touring professional on a live telecast, golfers were still tuned in all day to Karen Stupples' stunning performance in the Women's British Open. "I was out working the golf course and checking on things," said Jack Connell, director of golf at Dalhousie. "The shop would call me with updates, and then I'd update the players on the course. Everyone out there was asking me how she was doing...
Eagle-albatross start ends in first major for Stupples (08/02/04)
The Dalhousie touring professional made the British Open her second career victory. By Robert Millward ~ The Associated Press SUNNINGDALE, England -- Karen Stupples began the final round of the Women's British Open eagle-double eagle. It was the kind of start Annika Sorenstam needed...
Johnson fights new system by winning at Pocono (08/02/04)
The NASCAR Nextel Cup points leader won the Pennsylvania 500. By Dan Gelston ~ The Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. -- Jimmie Johnson has voiced his disdain about NASCAR's new points system that will leave him fighting for a points championship instead of celebrating one near season's end...
Jacobsen wins title after Kite crashes (08/02/04)
Peter Jacobsen emerged from a 36-hole day with a one-stroke victory at Bellerive Country Club. By Jim Salter ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Peter Jacobsen's sore hip nearly kept him out of the U.S. Senior Open. Nothing, not even playing 36 holes in one day could keep him from winning the title...
Turley departs camp with more back problems (08/02/04)
The Rams' offensive tackle is concerned that his career may be in jeopardy. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press MACOMB, Ill. -- One day after re-injuring his surgically repaired back, St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Kyle Turley is leaving training camp to get further tests, and he's worried the situation could be career-threatening...
Cards' Williams collects 100th victory (08/02/04)
Woody Williams reached a career milestone in St. Louis' 6-1 victory over San Francisco. By Greg Beacham ~ The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- As a 37-year-old pitcher excelling in a young man's game, Woody Williams knows most numbers mean very little. Still, his 100th victory was cause for celebration -- particularly after besting Jason Schmidt and Barry Bonds to get it...
Cubs fans quickly adopt Garciaparra in victory over Phils (08/02/04)
By Rick Gano ~ The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Nomar Garciaparra stepped out in the bright sun for the first time at Wrigley Field and got a feel for a place that will be his new home for at least the next two months...
Giants shell Morris early, hold off Cardinals' comeback bid (08/02/04)
San Francisco hung on for an 8-7 victory late Saturday night. By Greg Beacham ~ The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Morris quickly became a spectator in his latest start -- and he watched the St. Louis Cardinals nearly rally out of the huge hole in which he put them...
Support for Daly sparks Singh to Buick Open title (08/02/04)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- A massive gallery roared when John Daly was introduced at the Buick Open's first tee, and just politely clapped for Vijay Singh in a preview of what was to come over the next four hours. As they walked down the first fairway, Singh patted Daly on the back and both chuckled as fans hooted and hollered best wishes toward Daly...
Sports briefs 8/2/04 (08/02/04)
Baseball Montreal Expos right-hander Zach Day will be sidelined four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right middle finger while attempting a bunt in Sunday's game against the Florida Marlins that was eventually rained out. Day, attempting to bunt in the third inning, was hit on the hand and fouled the ball off. ...
Skinny dining coming to Jackson (08/02/04)
The graders and bulldozers buzzing along East Jackson Boulevard these days are kicking up more than just dirt. They are also scattering public speculation as to what developments will emerge from the razed lots. Allow Texan George Townsend to put down at least one of those rumors...
Wilson calls hit 'Redneck Woman' a 'be-true-to-yourself' anthem (08/02/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The word "redneck" doesn't translate well into German, country singer Gretchen Wilson learned during her recent overseas tour. Wilson, whose debut single "Redneck Woman" spent a record six weeks at No. 1, visited four countries in 10 days this month -- Australia, United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany. The most common question from foreign reporters: "So what is a redneck?"...
Takes a 'Village' to earn $50.8 million in debut (08/02/04)
LOS ANGELES -- M. Night Shyamalan scared up his latest No. 1 debut with "The Village," a tale of an isolated town menaced by bogeymen in the woods that had a $50.8 million opening weekend. "The Village" bumped off the previous weekend's top movie, "The Bourne Supremacy," which slipped to No. 2 with $23.4 million, bringing its 10-day total to $98 million, according to estimates Sunday...
Business memo 08/02/04 (08/02/04)
Town hall meeting for small farmers in SikestonLincoln University Cooperative Research and Extension will hold a town hall meeting on Aug. 11 at the Clinton Building at 501 Campanella St. in Sikeston, Mo. The purpose of the meeting is to collect information from farmers in the Bootheel about their experiences with USDA programs and the challenges they face as small farmers...
People on the move 08/02/04 (08/02/04)
Cottonwood names employee of the yearCottonwood Residential Treatment Center recognized Jeanie Dale of Cape Girardeau as its 2004 employee of the year. Dale is a child and youth specialist and licensed professional counselor who was selected for the honor by her co-workers for her professionalism and skills...
Credit companies resist anti-identity-theft freeze (08/02/04)
NEW YORK -- Little by little, a weapon against identity theft is gaining currency -- but few people know about it. It's called the security freeze, and it lets individuals block access to their credit reports until they personally unlock the files by contacting the credit bureaus and providing a PIN code...
Firms fight for market share of West Nile blood test (08/02/04)
West Nile virus has set off a new battle for market share between archrivals in the gene-based blood testing business. As West Nile strikes in new parts of the country, U.S. blood banks are field-testing competing technologies that can detect the virus in donated blood, one from Swiss drug maker Roche Holdings and the other from Emeryville, Calif.-based Chiron Corp...
Cutting-edge cooking (08/02/04)
In this modern day, super-size-it America, the maxim has always been "bigger, better, faster, more." However, technological advances in the production of certain items are turning the status quo on its ear, making lack of size the bankable commodity. These exceptions include computers, cell phones and ... industrial and commercial barbecue grills...
Edward Barry (08/02/04)
SIKESTON Mo. -- Edward H. Barry, 59, of Sikeston died early Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Baptist Health Hospital at Heber Springs, Ark. Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Ford Barkett (08/02/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Ford Barkett, 89, of Cairo died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 1, 1914, at Hickman, Ky., son of Wade and Rumzey Barkett. Barkett served as the Alexander County circuit clerk for three terms, for one term as county treasurer and assessor, and two terms as Cairo city commissioner. ...
David Thompson (08/02/04)
David Louis Thompson, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 19, 1938, at Charlotte Hall, Md., son of Joseph and Mary Hyde Thompson. Thompson was a retired flooring installer for Thompson Carpets. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a 5-year resident of Cape Girardeau, formerly living in Stone Mountain, Ga., where he was a member of the Elks Lodge...
Mollie Blumenberg (08/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Mollie Callie Blumenberg, 88, of East Prairie died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1915, at Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Loula Janie Crice Arington. She and Roy R. Blumenberg Sr. were married April 12, 1939...
Agnes Grebing (08/02/04)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Agnes I. Grebing, 94, of Altenburg died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Altenburg, daughter of Martin W. and Elizabeth Roth Schmidt. She and Bernhard Fischer were married April 19, 1936. He died July 10, 1936. On Oct. 1, 1955, she married William Hart. He died Jan. 23, 1975. On May 20, 1978, she married Charles Grebing. He died Oct. 20, 1995...
Geneva Dirden (08/02/04)
Geneva Margaret Dirden, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 16, 1912, at Whitewater, daughter of Louis and Mary Jane Hedge Rhodes. She and Elbert Dirden were married May 11, 1937, at Jackson. He preceded her in death March 10, 1989...
Cape fire report 08/02/04 (08/02/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 9:38 p.m., a still alarm at 3039 William St. At 9:54 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1135 N. Henderson St. At 9:50 p.m., a still alarm at 205 S. Middle St. Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Man injured in Saturday accident (08/02/04)
A Marble Hill, Mo., man was injured Saturday night on Route OO, a mile south of Burfordville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as Michael Owens, 21, ran a 2003 Chevrolet off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. Owens received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center...
Cape police report 08/02/04 (08/02/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Craig Michael Pecaut, 45, of 1811 Sherwood Drive, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. James William Masterson, 58, of P.O. Box 433, Olive Branch, Ill., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated ...
Out of the past 8/2/04 (08/02/04)
10 years ago: Aug. 2, 1994 Missouri voters narrowly pass $250 million statewide bond issue; bonds will finance construction of new prisons and university facilities, including College of Business building at Southeast Missouri State University. After hard-fought campaign with Mike Kasten and Howard Tooke for Republican nomination for presiding county commissioner, Gerald Jones walks away with nomination with 387-vote victory; win assures Jones the commission seat, as no Democrats filed...
Boring ... (08/02/04)
Desperate to look like sensible, middle-of-the-road moderates, the Democrats managed to put on one of the most boring political conventions in history. Why anyone would bother to watch it is a puzzle. There was no fire, no brimstone, no fireworks, just a lot of far-out liberals trying to convince the voters that deep down inside they're really moderate conservatives who share the values of the majority of the American people...
More Speak Out, mostly by Internet (08/02/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that the Southeast Missourian receives about 1,000 Speak Out comments a day, the majority of which come from one source?...
Affordable health care (08/02/04)
While health care in Southeast Missouri is accessible to all, it's not always affordable for all. Skyrocketing prescription drug costs and rising insurance premiums mean some people can't afford a visit to the doctor or dentist. Cross Trails Medical Center is one provider that focuses on serving the poorer populations throughout the region. The center just opened a new facility in Cape Girardeau and continues to operate clinics in Advance and Marble Hill...
Speak Out 08/02/04 (08/02/04)
Beautiful downtown THANK YOU, Sam Blackwell, for the column about the changes going on downtown. Since the murals have been painted, I've had an inescapable urge to spend more time downtown. Our downtown is beautiful. Maybe we just needed something new so that others could see its beauty...
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