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Stories from Saturday, August 7, 2004

Churches go commercial to spread the good word (08/07/04)
WASHINGTON Inspiration came to Ron Buford at 3 a.m. The way he remembers it, he sat bolt upright in bed with the thought that God was speaking. What burst into the Cleveland marketing executive's head that night in January 2002, however, was not a message from the Almighty. ...
Juvenile center holding open house Sunday (08/07/04)
Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Detention Center will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the center at 325 Merriwether St. The open house is to show interested people how the center operates, said juvenile officer Randy Rhodes. Because of laws to protect the rights of juveniles, the center had previously been off-limits to the public, but recent laws have loosened restrictions on that, Rhodes said...
Cape gets $500,000 grant to improve housing (08/07/04)
A $500,000 state grant will help rehabilitate dilapidated homes and apartments in a south Cape Girardeau neighborhood, part of a continuing effort to upgrade neighborhoods in the city and help people become homeowners. The state Department of Economic Development announced the grant, part of more than $3 million in state funding for 15 Missouri cities. Cape Girardeau received the largest single grant in the latest funding cycle...
Region digest 08/07/04 (08/07/04)
Report coming in murder of former Jackson man The Carroll County, Ga., Sheriff's Department says it may send a partial case report in the murder of a former Jackson man to the district attorney as early as next week. Lt. Shane Taylor said Friday that a partial report will be enough to begin the process of prosecuting John Edward Woodham, 28, of Douglasville, Ga., for the killing of Dylan Polen. ...
Where the inmates get no breaks (08/07/04)
Capt. J.P. Mulcahy, the Cape Girardeau County Jail administrator, keeps a few unusual mementos in his office. There's the tiny, perfectly cubed dice that an inmate meticulously formed out of ordinary shredded paper. There's the cigarette lighter that was hidden in a half deck of cards. And there's the numerous intricate soap carvings -- one of an eagle, presumably crafted with the teeth of a comb...
Singers making sacrifices for 'Idol' (08/07/04)
Today, musical hopefuls have gotten out of bed before the sunrise, foregoing a lazy start to Saturday morning to join a line of thousands at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for, perhaps, an audition and a chance, however slim, to become a star on the pop culture TV hit "American Idol."...
Development ideas for Cape go downtown (08/07/04)
Imagine downtown Cape Girardeau on a typical summer night. Now add in the bright lights and crowd noises of a minor league baseball game, the bass and percussion of a jazz festival bouncing off the historic buildings and the soft glow of an outdoor movie theater. That is the downtown envisioned by recent graduates of Leadership Cape...
Religion briefs 8/7 (08/07/04)
Lutheran group presents Faith in Action awards The Lutheran Family and Children's Services recently presented its Faith in Action and community service awards. The "Faith in Action" award was presented to the Rev. Earl Weis, who has been a Lutheran minister for 60 years, serving nine years in Sikeston, Mo., and almost 20 years in Jackson. ...
Promise Keepers plan rally at Arena Building (08/07/04)
Christian men need to hold one another accountable as leaders in their churches and leaders of their families, but finding accountability partners isn't always easy. So a group of men who have been meeting regularly for nine years for Bible study are hoping to extend the accountability they've developed into a community effort...
Religion calendar 8/7/04 (08/07/04)
Today Gospel singing at Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Ill. The Gloryroad Travelers and Pickin' Pennies will perform. Sunday The Rev. Scott Christy of Nashville, Tenn., will speak at 10 a.m. at Christ Church of the Heartland. A nursery and children's programs are provided during the service. For information, call 334-7726...
Enron founder's gift may be returned (08/07/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri-Columbia officials say if Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay is convicted of defrauding investors, they would prefer to remove his name from an economics professorship he endowed, which would probably require that his $1.1 million donation be returned...
Poll- Kerry narrows gap with Bush on protecting the country (08/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- Democrat John Kerry, whose nominating convention highlighted his war service and focused on national security, has narrowed the gap on President Bush's strong suit of protecting the country, according to an Associated Press poll that shows the race remains tight...
Business digest 08/07/04 (08/07/04)
Consumer confidence at highest level in months WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence surged during the past month to its highest level since the beginning of the year. The AP-Ipsos consumer confidence index climbed to 104.8 in August, up from 92.0 in July. The AP-Ipsos confidence index is benchmarked to a 100 reading on January 2002, the month the index was started by Ipsos. Consumer confidence has been rising for the past four months amid signs of economic recovery...
Witness says U.S. intelligence officials abused Iraqi prisoners (08/07/04)
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- An Army reservist who saw naked detainees being humiliated at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq says military intelligence officials led and directed the abuse. The account by Kenneth A. Davis, a former sergeant in the Maryland-based 372nd Military Police Company, contradicts the government's position that only members of Davis' unit were directly responsible for the abuse...
Blunt, McCaskill court rural voters at forum (08/07/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In their first public forum as official gubernatorial rivals, Democrat Claire McCaskill captured the attention of a rural crowd with her straightforward style, while Republican Matt Blunt connected with crowd members' beliefs on social and moral issues...
Worst violence in Shiite holy city since Iraq war kills 300 (08/07/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- U.S. helicopter gunships and fighter jets pounded Shiite Muslim insurgents hiding in a sprawling cemetery Friday in the most intense fighting in this holy city since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The U.S. military said 300 militants were killed in the past two days...
America's allies stung by anti-war sentiment at home (08/07/04)
The Associated Press VIENNA, Austria -- Some of America's staunchest allies in Iraq are vowing to stay the course in the face of persistent bloodshed, but at home their citizens increasingly want out. All 31 countries remaining in the U.S.-led coalition signed a declaration this week condemning the recent abductions and beheadings of foreign workers by Iraqi insurgents and promising not to make any concessions to the kidnappers...
Ambush starts thread of al-Qaida arrests (08/07/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The torrent of intelligence that led to dozens of arrests in Pakistan and Britain and a terror warning in the United States began with a hunt for those behind an audacious ambush in June on a Pakistani commander as his motorcade tried to cross Karachi's Clifton Bridge...
Spanish 101 All-Pro tight end made solo trip to Mexico to learn (08/07/04)
By Doug Tucker ~ The Associated Press RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- It's hard to picture Tony Gonzalez -- the Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end and among the city's most famous faces -- spending a month with no one to talk to...
Stupples drops to 4th at Jamie Farr Classic (08/07/04)
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Meg Mallon and Angela Jerman capitalized on early, windless conditions Friday, and moved into a tie for the lead after two rounds of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. Mallon, the U.S. Women's Open champion, offset a double bogey at the par-3 6th with an eagle at the par-5 17th and moved to 7-under 135 with a 2-under 69...
Sports briefs 8/7/04 (08/07/04)
Baseball Jerry Colangelo, who brought Arizona a major league baseball franchise in 1998 and a World Series title three years later, is being forced out as chief executive officer of the Diamondbacks and will be replaced by Jeff Moorad, an agent for several top players. ...
R. Kelly wins big at Billboard Awards (08/07/04)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- R. Kelly nearly swept the fourth annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, winning seven out of the eight categories in which he was a finalist Friday night. Top honors also went to Beyonce and OutKast. Kelly took home awards for top songwriter, producer, artist, singles artist, male artist, singles and singles airplay for "Step in the Name of Love." The only award for which he was nominated and did not win was top albums artist, which went to Southern hip-hop duo OutKast...
Funk legend Rick James dies at 56 (08/07/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Rick James, best known for the 1981 funk hit "Super Freak" before his career disintegrated amid drug use and violence that sent him to prison, died Friday. He was 56. James died in his sleep at his residence near Universal City, said publicist Sujata Murthy. James lived alone and was found dead by his personal assistant, who notified police, she said...
Clinton turns down host offer on 'SNL' (08/07/04)
NEW YORK -- Bill Clinton has been all over television promoting his new book. But one show he won't be visiting is "Saturday Night Live." The former president has turned down an invitation to be guest host of the NBC sketch-comedy series next season, spokesman Marc Liepis confirmed Friday. No reason was given for Clinton rejecting the offer, first reported by TV Guide Online...
Benjamin Poff (08/07/04)
Benjamin E. Poff, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sue Bunch (08/07/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Sue Bunch, 67, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of Walter G. and Mildred P. Burris Hill. She married Leon Bunch. Bunch was a member of Faith Assembly Church at Wolf Lake, Ill...
Rava Riddle (08/07/04)
BERNIE, Mo. -- Rava Lucille Riddle, 80, of Bernie died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born Aug. 31, 1923, at Himmel, Mo., daughter of Dan and Ella Pritchett Bollinger. She and Alvis Russell Riddle were married Sept. 13, 1941, near Dexter, Mo. He died July 9, 1978...
Lucille Springer (08/07/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lucille H. "Boots" Springer, 92, of Perryville died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 14, 1911, in Perryville, daughter of Wiley George and Mary Rosa Belle Skaggs Sandler. She and Oscar J. Springer were married Jan. 21, 1938. He died Sept. 21, 1966...
Laura Birk (08/07/04)
Laura Anna Voshage Birk, 93, formerly of Jackson, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit...
Harold Floyd (08/07/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Harold R. Floyd, 77, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 11, 1927, in Benton, Mo., son of Ernest and Grace Dark Floyd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Operating Engineers Local 513...
Births 8/7/04 (08/07/04)
Cobb Daughter to Tim and Jill Cobb of Antonia, Mo., formerly of Jackson, St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, 5:05 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004. Name, Alexandria Jayden. Weight, 6 pounds 5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Cobb is the former Jill Lynch, daughter of Sherry Frey of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Terry and Betty Lynch of Cape Girardeau. ...
Fire report 08/07/04 (08/07/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 1:10 a.m., an emergency medical service at 2800 Themis St. At 6:54 a.m., an emergency medical service at Route K and Shabbing Lane. At 7:52 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1400 Marquette St...
Police report 08/07/04 (08/07/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Tanarius D. Twiggs, 25, 208 S. Middle St., was arrested on a city warrant for prohibited acts. John Henry Harris II, 21, 820 S. Sprigg St., was arrested on a warrant for probation violation for property damage and driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 8/8/04 (08/07/04)
10 years ago: Aug. 8, 1994 ST. LOUIS - School Superintendent Neyland Clark should expect more specific directions from school board in future; board, conducting its annual evaluation of superintendent Saturday, found that Clark had been following board's directions; board members said it is time to improve their own performance...
Out of the past 8/7/04 (08/07/04)
10 years ago: Aug. 7, 1994 As part of yearlong program observing 100th anniversary of Evangelical United Church of Christ, the Rev. A. Gayle Engel is guest speaker at morning worship service at church; Engel has been conference minister with Missouri Conference of United Church of Christ in St. Louis since 1990...
Vermont lesson (08/07/04)
The recent Senate discussion about gay marriage was another attempt by the Republican Party to gain political points by appealing to our worst prejudices. In the spring of 2000, Vermont became the first state to recognize same-sex partnerships and to make sure that every right outlined in Vermont's constitution and laws applied equally to heterosexual and homosexual Vermonters. Every right but one. Gay and lesbian Vermonters do not have the right to call their unions marriage...
Hooray for Stupples (08/07/04)
On national TV Sunday afternoon, new Women's British Open winner Karen Stupples wore a baseball cap that proclaimed her association with Dalhousie Golf Club. Stupples, the Cape Girardeau club's touring pro, made Dalhousie and the region proud of her...
Speak Out 8/7/04 (08/07/04)
Son's bike is back I WOULD like to thank the Scott County officer who helped get back my son's bike, which was stolen about two months ago in Scott City. Thank you for keeping your word and doing your best. You made my son's day a lot brighter. Downtown relief...
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