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Stories from Friday, August 6, 2004

Edwards' short Cape stop a hit with Democratic crowd (08/06/04)
Nine-year-old Zachary Smith is keyed up about the upcoming presidential election -- so much so that after getting up at 5 a.m. Thursday, sitting through an hour-and-a-half drive from his home in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and then waiting in line for almost another hour, he still had energy enough to pace around the Victorian Inn parking lot in Cape Girardeau, toting his homemade "Kerry and Edwards Rules" placard...
Motorist who hit trooper ticketed for speed (08/06/04)
The driver who struck Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Sgt. Brad Lively was charged Thursday morning with speeding. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle filed the charge claiming that Talisa M. Jackson, 25, of St. Louis was driving 75 miles per hour in a 70 mile-per-hour zone on northbound Interstate 55 about three miles north of Center Junction when the accident happened. ...
Patrol, Cape police team up to run sobriety checkpoints (08/06/04)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, working in conjunction with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, arrested 10 motorists for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and made 29 misdemeanor and infraction arrests during a July 31 sobriety checkpoint in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties...
Project to ease traffic congestion on Mount Auburn Road (08/06/04)
A $65,000 project aimed at easing traffic congestion on Mount Auburn Road should begin in the next three weeks and be completed this fall, Cape Girardeau city engineer Mark Lester said Thursday. The Missouri Department of Transportation designed the road improvements at the busy Mount Auburn Road-Kingshighway intersection. The city will pay the $65,112 cost of the work with motor fuel tax money...
McBride makes history as first black to win countywide election (08/06/04)
Deborah McBride didn't set out to make local political history. But on Tuesday night, she may have done just that in her quest to become the Cape Girardeau County public administrator. McBride is believed to be the first black to win a Cape Girardeau County primary election...
Region sets pace for gay marriage opposition (08/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters made their opposition to same-sex marriage quite clear Tuesday when, with 70.7 percent support, they ratified Amendment 2, which defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman in the state constitution...
Mild summer temperatures not passing by unnoticed (08/06/04)
Hot enough for you? The familiar rhetorical question asked on muggy Southeast Missouri days hasn't been heard much lately, perhaps because records show that the past July is the coolest on record since 1967. According to the University of Missouri Extension in Columbia, Mo., July 2004 ranks as the 11th coolest June-July period on records that go back to 1895. July alone is the ninth coolest on record...
Edwards' visit planning creates some confusion (08/06/04)
Thursday's short campaign rally in Cape Girardeau for Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards was hastily planned and plagued by confusion, say some political observers and those involved in security for the event. "We just didn't know for sure whether he would be stopping in Cape Girardeau or not," said Simon Ebenstein of Jackson, chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee...
Candidates in Cape Girardeau (08/06/04)
President William Howard Taft (Oct. 26, 1909): He came on an inspection tour of the Mississippi River aboard the flagship of a 16-boat flotilla. Spoke on a stage set up on the terraces at Academic Hall. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Oct. ...
ISU to offer health care to opposite-sex partners (08/06/04)
NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State University announced Thursday that it will offer health-care benefits to the domestic partners of its employees both gay and straight. The ISU program goes a step further than that of the state and the University of Illinois, which extended such benefits only to homosexual domestic partners and excluded unmarried heterosexual couples...
Ex-death row inmate arrested for third time since pardon (08/06/04)
CHICAGO -- Former death row inmate Aaron Patterson was arrested Thursday amid a federal investigation into illegal gun and drug sales, his third arrest since being pardoned last year, authorities said. Patterson was arrested during a traffic stop, said U.S. attorney spokesman Randall Samborn. Samborn said a criminal complaint was expected to be filed today...
Former Gov. Wilson to head Missouri's Democratic Party (08/06/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former Gov. Roger Wilson said he has accepted gubernatorial nominee Claire McCaskill's offer to be the next chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. "I played a lot of football, and you cannot carry the ball halfway there, so I am pleased to accept this invitation from Claire," Wilson told The Associated Press on Thursday...
Appeals court sides with lesbian mother (08/06/04)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri appeals court has tossed out a judge's ruling that limited a mother's overnight visitation with her daughter to when the woman wasn't sleeping with her lesbian partner, saying there's no proof such a condition was best for the child...
War, terror dominate presidential campaign (08/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- John Kerry said Thursday he would have jumped into action more quickly than President Bush did on Sept. 11, 2001, raising the stakes in the political fight over terrorism as Bush warned that the United States can't afford to "grow timid and weary and afraid" in Iraq or elsewhere...
Nation briefs 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
Ferry director arraigned on manslaughter charge NEW YORK -- The city's director of ferries pleaded not guilty Thursday to 11 counts of manslaughter in last year's wreck of a Staten Island ferry. Patrick Ryan left the federal courthouse without speaking to reporters. His attorney, Tom Fitzpatrick, said he and Ryan were taken aback by the harshness of the charges...
Gay marriage may come to Washington (08/06/04)
SEATTLE -- A judge ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage violates Washington's constitution, but no licenses will be issued to gay couples until the state Supreme Court reviews the case. King County Superior Court Judge William L. Downing called the ban a denial of "substantive due process," and said he found no evidence of the argument that children's interests were being neglected...
Afghan man appears before tribunal (08/06/04)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- An Afghan detainee pleaded for his freedom Thursday before the first military review tribunal partially opened to observers, saying he had a Taliban-issued rifle but never fought against Americans. The 31-year-old detainee in orange garb sat before the three-member panel, hands bound and feet chained to a metal ring in the floor, as he spoke quietly through a Pashto interpreter...
Czar - Cocaine still coming to U.S. (08/06/04)
SANTA MARTA, Colombia -- After flying over blackened coca fields, White House drug czar John Walters conceded that seizing cocaine, destroying coca crops and locking up drug traffickers in Colombia have had little impact on the flow of cocaine on American streets...
Al-Qaida targeted London's Heathrow airport (08/06/04)
LONDON -- Armed with new intelligence from Pakistan suggesting al-Qaida plotted to attack London's Heathrow airport, police questioned a dozen terror suspects Thursday and announced the arrest of a man wanted in the United States on charges of raising money for terrorism...
Al-Sadr militia clashes with U.S., Iraqi forces in Najaf (08/06/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia battled U.S. and Iraqi troops Thursday in the holy city of Najaf, sparking clashes in other Shiite areas that killed at least 20 Iraqis and a U.S. soldier. An al-Sadr spokesman threatened a "revolution" unless American forces agree to a new cease-fire...
Nigerian police find 50 bodies in cult shrines (08/06/04)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police in eastern Nigeria discovered body parts, skulls and more than 50 corpses, some partly mummified, in shrines where a secretive cult was believed to have carried out ritual killings, officers said Thursday. Some victims may have died after swallowing poison to prove their innocence...
World briefs 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
Sahara region swept by locust infestation NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- Clouds of locusts swarmed this West African city Thursday, crunching underfoot, blurring people's vision and causing traffic accidents as sub-Sahara's biggest plague of the insects in more than a decade swept south from the desert. ...
Miners hand Capahas first loss (08/06/04)
Southeast Missourian WICHITA, Kan. -- The Plaza Tire Capahas managed only five hits and dropped their first game at the NBC World Series 6-2 to the Mat-Su Miners out of Alaska on Thursday. Playing in their second straight late-night affair, the game began at 12:30 a.m., the Capahas simply could not stop the Miners' offense. Mat-Su stranded five runners in the first three innings before getting to Capahas starter Matt Stroup for three runs in the fourth inning...
Sanders returns to limelight this weekend with induction (08/06/04)
DETROIT -- When Barry Sanders gets his first glimpse of the sea of gold blazers at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday, it might make him want to do something he hasn't done in five years. "I will probably feel like suiting up again," he said, laughing...
Tournament organizer apologizes to Clemens (08/06/04)
By Ben Walker ~ The Associated Press Roger Clemens was given an emphatic apology Thursday for "unjustly" being ejected from his 10-year-old son's baseball game last weekend in Colorado. David King, president of tournament organizer Triple Crown Sports, said "Mr. Clemens was a non-aggressor and a victim of mistaken identity and confusion" by an upset umpire...
Yipes - China pairs Yi with Yao (08/06/04)
BELGRADE, Serbia and Montenegro -- First there was Yao. Now there is Yi. The next big thing to come out of China is Yi Jianlian, a teenager nearly 7-feet tall who has already worked his way into the national team's starting lineup alongside Yao Ming...
Pampling has lead in The International (08/06/04)
Rod Pampling hit every fairway and scored 15 points for the early lead at The International before afternoon thunderstorms halted the opening round with half the field still on the course in Castle Pines, Colo. The event, which uses the modified Stableford scoring system, traditionally has had problems playing around the weather...
Busch series will hold race in Mexico (08/06/04)
NASCAR confirmed Thursday it is heading south of the border, bringing the Busch series into Mexico City next season for the first international points-paying event in over 50 years. The race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course will be March 6, and be the third event on the 35-race schedule. It will mark the return of road-course racing for the junior-level Busch series...
Edmonds, Rolen power Redbirds past Expos 2-1 (08/06/04)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter could hardly control his emotions after Scott Rolen gave the St. Louis Cardinals the lead with a late home run. "I was fired up," Carpenter said. "I love being a part of this team. It's so exciting to come to the field every night and feeling -- and knowing -- you have a chance to win."...
Harvick will attempt repeat at Brickyard (08/06/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- As a kid growing up in the same hometown as Rick Mears, there was no bigger goal for Kevin Harvick than someday racing at the storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick could only hope he'd someday join Mears, a four-time Indianapolis 500 champion, on the list of Indy's winners...
Tagliabue praises St. Louis success story in camp visit (08/06/04)
MACOMB, Ill. -- NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue called the St. Louis Rams one of the league's best success stories Thursday during his first visit to the team's training camp facility. The Rams have won three NFC West titles in five years, going to two Super Bowls and winning their first championship after the 1999 season. St. Louis is 56-24 the last five seasons, tied with the Titans for the best record in the league...
Tough Lovie Martz defends Smith's approach (08/06/04)
By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press MACOMB, Ill. -- Lovie Smith, who's been criticized for overworking the Chicago Bears into a rash of injuries, is in safe territory now. St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz is a staunch defender of Smith, who brought his team to Western Illinois University for three days of joint practices. Smith was the Rams' defensive coordinator for three seasons, helping them go to the Super Bowl in 2001...
Stupples leads again after British conquest (08/06/04)
The Dalhousie touring professional leads the LPGA Tour event in Ohio. By Rusty Miller ~ The Associated Press SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Karen Stupples is playing with the confidence of a champion. Teeing off just hours after a 13-hour flight from London, and without seeing the course, Stupples had seven birdies in a 6-under-par 65 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic...
Greek fighter jets begin security patrols (08/06/04)
TANAGRA, Greece -- Capt. Thanassis Gioules squeezed into the cockpit of his fighter jet at an air base near Athens on Thursday and prepped its weapons before taking off for combat patrol. Gioules and his fellow pilots in the Greek air force have begun flying the jets over the city and elsewhere in the country as part of an unprecedented effort to protect the Summer Games...
Area sports digest 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
The Heartland National all-star team split two games Thursday in the Babe Ruth Softball 14-and-under national tournament in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Heartland National, from Chaffee, Mo., defeated Concord, Calif., 5-1 in the first round with a two-hit pitching performance from Courtney Walter. Rachael Hendrix had two hits to lead the Heartland National offense...
Sports briefs 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
Baseball n The Arizona Diamondbacks traded 12-time All-Star second baseman Roberto Alomar to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday for a player to be named and cash. Alomar, 36, batted .309 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 39 games for the Diamondbacks this season. He missed 56 games with a broken right hand after being hit by a pitch in Milwaukee on April 20. Alomar joined the Diamondbacks in the offseason after the White Sox chose not to offer him arbitration and left him a free agent...
America's workhorse - Ford Crown Victoria (08/06/04)
Ford Crown Victoria has a loyal following "Front-wheel drive is just a fad," my aging father mused almost 20 years ago. "There will always be rear-drive cars." A couple of years later he traded his rear-drive Lincoln Town Car for a front-wheel-drive Lincoln Continental, and said, "Well, front-wheel drive has certain advantages, but rear-drive will always be around."...
Bartleby calls shots on big visit (08/06/04)
The overhead telephone bell in the newsroom is a signal to one and all: This could be the most important news story of a lifetime, so some scrivener ought to answer the phone. Now. "Hello, news department? This is a Democrat. Did you know John Edwards is making a campaign stop in Cape Girardeau?"...
Coming to theaters 8/6 (08/06/04)
'Collateral' Starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg and Javier Bardem. A struggling comedy writer named Max, who drives a cab in Los Angeles to earn a living, gradually realizes that the passenger he's been driving around all night is a hit man who has been rubbing out people at every stop. ...
Artifacts 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
Opening reception at the Garden Gallery Add the Garden Gallery to your list of Cape Girardeau art openings to attend tonight. The gallery, located at 833 Broadway above Grace Cafe, will have an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today to welcome a new exhibit by the gallery's Artisans Cooperative. For more information, contact the gallery at 332-7123...
Nothing abstract about artist's success (08/06/04)
Tonight is a busy night for the visual arts in Cape Girardeau. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is opening an exhibit featuring the work of David and Taylor Crowe and the Garden Gallery is having its first reception for its newly formed artisans co-op...
Father and son put Cape Girardeau on display (08/06/04)
When approached by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri about holding an exhibit of his photography, David Crowe thought it was only natural to include his son, Taylor, in the exhibit. Of course, Taylor Crowe is an artist in his own right, but one who uses a brush instead of a camera in his work. David Crowe said there are other, more subtle differences between his work and his son's...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Manchurian Candidate' (08/06/04)
One star (out of four) Although the timing for "The Manchurian Candidate" could not have been more perfect, the modern version of the 1962 John Frankenheimer drama cannot recapture the heart and soul of the original. The impeccable acting of Meryl Streep adds to John Demme's remake as she sets up her son, Raymond Shaw, for success as the next vice president...
Latest mural depicts education (08/06/04)
The latest mural to reach completion on the floodwall represents a theme instead of a historical event. In this case, the theme is education in Cape Girardeau. For the main mural, artist Thomas Melvin chose to depict a scene from St. Vincent's Ladies Academy, founded in 1839 and located near where the St. Vincent church now stands...
Saturn recalls 246,000 VUEs (08/06/04)
DETROIT -- Saturn will voluntarily recall nearly all of its VUE sport utility vehicles, which regulators are investigating because the vehicle's rear suspension failed during two government rollover tests. The recall by the General Motors division affects 246,433 VUEs in the 2002-2004 model years, including 231,123 in the United States and 15,310 in Canada...
Energy-from-manure plan in works (08/06/04)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont's largest power company has won state approval for a plan to have dairy farmers generate energy from decomposing cow manure to sell back to the utility. Central Vermont Public Service Corp. now hopes to sign up farmers willing to set up a generator on their property and go into the power business on a small scale...
Biggest-ever Windows upgrade boosts security (08/06/04)
REDMOND, Wash. -- Almost since the day Microsoft Corp. released its Windows XP computer operating system nearly three years ago, it has been a favorite target of hackers and critics eager to stress its numerous security shortcomings. Now, more than two years after promising to do something about it, Microsoft is about to release the biggest update ever for Windows. ...
Lowell Stephens (08/06/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lowell B. Stephens, 81, of Advance died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 19, 1922, at McGee, Mo., son of James and Leada Trafford Stephens. Lowell was a rural mail carrier 33 years in Advance, and a member of Advance Masonic Lodge...
Barbara Doublin (08/06/04)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Barbara Doublin, 79, of Puxico died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 2, 1924, at Bell City, Mo., daughter of Seth and Carrie Farmer Overbey. She and Slick Doublin were married May 23, 1946. He died Dec. 30, 1973...
Inas Young (08/06/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Inas Lavelle Young, 81, of Sikeston died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of James and Ellen Hibbard O'Neal. She and Lyndell Young were married Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Louis...
Melissa Robinson (08/06/04)
LILBOURN, Mo. -- Melissa Christina "Missy" Robinson, 16, of Lilbourn died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in an automobile accident near Benton, Mo. She was born June 15, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Peter Glenn and Martha Hampton Robinson. Robinson was a junior at Richland High School where she was an honor student, had played softball, was a junior high cheerleader, an officer of FTA and Library Club, member of FBLA, Beta Club, FCCLA, and Student Council. ...
Hans Greiving (08/06/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Hans E. Greiving, 60, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Feb. 11, 1944, in Chicago Heights, Ill., son of Carl and Herminah Langhans Greiving. Greiving worked for Keystone Wire and Steel...
Louis Bolden (08/06/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Louis Adam Bolden, 79, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1924, at Sikeston, son of Henry M. and Frances "Frannie" Rausch Bolden. He and Wanda Maxine Baker were married June 30, 1943, in Sikeston. She died May 23, 2003...
Earline Gaddy (08/06/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Earline Gaddy, 78, of Sikeston died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born April 9, 1926, in Mississippi County, daughter of Milburn Davis and Opal Mae Childers Allen. She and Elmer Gaddy were married Dec. 1, 1945. He died Nov. 14, 1986...
Lena Barker (08/06/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Lena Mae Peppersack Butler Barker, 87, of Tamms died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Elco, Ill., daughter of Samuel and Mary Meisenheimer Sharp. She and Raymond L. Barker were married Nov. 16, 1979, in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 18, 1996...
Births 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
Cook Daughter to Gaylord Lynn Cook and Beverly Ann Yount of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Name, Trinity Audessa. Weight, 7 pounds 9 ounces. Ms. Yount is the daughter of Larry Yount and Diana Yount of Marble Hill. Cook is the son of Mary Cook of Marble Hill, and the late David Cook Sr...
Cape fire report 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 6:42 p.m., an emergency medical service at the 1100 block of Linden Street. At 7:12 p.m., an emergency medical service at William Street and South Sprigg St. At 8:38 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1802 Broadway...
Cape police report 8/06/04 (08/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Michael C. Criddle, 17, 1005 Jefferson St., was arrested on suspicion of stealing. Penny S. Moore, 43, Box 783, Advance, Mo., was arrested on two Stoddard County warrants for failure to appear in court...
Out of the past 8/6/04 (08/06/04)
10 years ago: Aug. 6, 1994 Trail of Tears State Park north of Cape Girardeau is one of five sites to be certified this year as historic site along Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. By virtue of single write-in vote he received in Tuesday's primary election, Cape Girardeau County Interim Sheriff Leonard Hines could have authority to nominate himself, or someone else, to run on Libertarian ticket for sheriff; Hines made it clear when Norman Copeland announced his retirement earlier this summer, however, he had no intention of running for job.. ...
Assessing the vote (08/06/04)
Some political thoughts and possibilities: When Gov. Bob Holden put the marriage amendment on the August ballot (he had a choice between August or November) he probably wanted to help John Kerry. He either should have known or did know it would probably hurt his chances for re-election...
Thanks, candidates (08/06/04)
As primary elections go, Tuesday's was more exciting than many in recent years. On the state level, there was a heated Democratic race involving an incumbent governor and a strong challenger -- with challenger Claire McCaskill winning over Gov. Bob Holden. And there were two constitutional amendments -- gambling and marriage -- on the ballot that brought more voters than expected...
Losing candidates have sage words (08/06/04)
To the editor: In reflecting upon what might be the thoughts of the candidates who went to bed knowing they were not going to win, it seems appropriate to listen to what a few other also-rans had to say. Adlai Stevenson, when greeted with news that Dwight Eisenhower was swamping him, said upon inquiry by the press: "It hurts too much to laugh, and I'm too old to cry." Was Stevenson a wimp and a whiner? No way. He was just caught on the immediate rebound when the roof had fallen in...
Prosecutor should be held to law (08/06/04)
To the editor: In response to "Man who pleaded guilty to rape allowed DNA test": Just how many times are the citizens of Cape Girardeau County and the federal government going to let the county prosecutor get away with what appears to be a violation of the law? First the prosecutor gives a pistol back to a felon convicted of a domestic abuse. ...
GOP plans to stay in Scott County (08/06/04)
To the editor: Notice to the Democratic politicians in Benton, Mo. -- Scott County's seat of government which ran out of Republican ballots: The Republicans are here to stay. Get used to it. We've turned the corner and are not going back. JOYCE DOOLEY, Chaffee, Mo....
Plea bargain leaves many questions (08/06/04)
To the editor: I have many unanswered questions about the death of my brother, John Mayabb, who was brutally murdered in his Scott City home in July 2002 by his stepson, Christopher L. Jones. I waited for two years for answers to my questions about why this happened. I waited for justice. I waited for the case to go to trial on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action...
Speak Out 08/06/04 (08/06/04)
Making an effort IF YOU don't know Paul Schock, you aren't living. Paul Schock is one of the nicest people I know. He has done so much trying to preserve Old Illmo, and he's not even from the area. He's giving so much to this community. I appreciate him and everything he's trying to do. He's trying to help the community, and that's more than I can say about anybody else. Thank you, Paul...
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