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Brown out - Artist exhibits his work Saturday (08/27/04)
Roger Brown is no stranger to Cape Girardeau, but his artwork is, or will be until Saturday, when an exhibit of his paintings opens at Saint Francis Medical Center. Once the Saint Francis exhibit ends on Sunday, Brown's work will be the focus of an exhibit at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri starting Sept. 3...
Jackson trying to sell bond issue through tours of high school (08/27/04)
Had it been theater, the inch-long black beetle that scuttled across the floor as Jackson High School officials discussed the decrepit state of their facilities would have received a Tony Award for its on-cue performance. But Thursday's public tour of the high school -- the first in a series of tours that are part of the district's campaign for a bond issue -- wasn't a staged performance, it was a glimpse at the reality 1,150 students and their teachers experience daily...
Region briefs 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
TRCC student assaulted on Poplar Bluff campus POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An 18-year-old Three Rivers Community College student was assaulted at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the school's administration building, according to reports from vice president for student affairs Randall Lee and Poplar Bluff police officer David Sutton. ...
Officials from capital taking suggestions for Jobs Now (08/27/04)
After years of dealing with complaints from applicants for other state-administered economic programs, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has decided to do something different. This time, the DED has sent representatives on the road across Missouri to take into consideration the public's wants and needs before implementing Gov. Bob Holden's new Jobs Now program...
United Way sets fund-raising goal at $1 million (08/27/04)
If they can do it once, they'll do it again. The 2004 campaign goal for the United Way of Southeast Missouri was revealed at the organization's 50th birthday party and campaign kickoff Thursday afternoon. In 2003, the United Way set its goal at $935,000, but in a record-breaking campaign raised over $1 million. So this year, the organization set that figure as its goal...
Local briefs 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
HealthPoint sneak peek set for Saturday The public will get its first look inside Southeast Missouri Hospital's new HealthPoint Plaza on Saturday, less than three weeks before the scheduled grand opening. The hospital is holding a "sneak peek" from 1 to 4 p.m. ...
Unemployment claims soar after hurricane (08/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits rose last week, reflecting the impact of Hurricane Charley in Florida. The Labor Department reported Thursday that new applications for unemployment insurance increased by a seasonally adjusted 10,000 to 343,000 for the week ending Aug. 21. Half of the 10,000 rise was attributed to claims stemming from the hurricane, a Labor Department analyst said...
County discusses 'errors' in tax order (08/27/04)
On Thursday, Cape Girardeau County commissioners and their attorney discussed the "reversible errors" that might save them from having to pay the city of Jackson almost $472,000 in a tax dispute. After the conference call, which was held in closed session, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones said the commission did not take a vote to appeal the ruling by Associate Circuit Judge Byron Luber of Caruthersville, Mo., with 1st District Commissioner Larry Bock absent. ...
7 a.m. detonation draws crowd (08/27/04)
Hundreds of people in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois set their alarms a little earlier Thursday to witness -- and hear -- something much louder than the buzz, whir or chime from a clock. What they came for was a blast, the second in a series of demolitions that are taking down the old Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau...
Southeast foundation director resigns (08/27/04)
The director of Southeast Missouri State University's fund-raising foundation has resigned, effective Sept. 1, to take a job with a Chicago-based consulting firm. Alan Zacharias of Jackson has been vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation since September 2001...
Early vote may not be legally required, judge says (08/27/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While acknowledging a state law related to the matter is vague, a Cole County circuit judge indicated that it may not require Missouri election officials to offer an early voting period prior to the Nov. 2 general elections. Judge Richard Callahan heard arguments Thursday in a case brought by St. ...
Chamber fires 'psychic' adviser (08/27/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A not-for-profit pro-business organization has fired a longtime consultant who made $1.4 million advising it on leadership and other matters but claimed to be a psychic and clairvoyant. Richard Fleming, chief of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, told media outlets this week that the economic-development organization severed its seven-year ties with David Levin after learning Levin had begun melding his psychic beliefs with his consulting...
GlaxoSmithKline will release study findings on antidepressants (08/27/04)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- GlaxoSmithKline agreed Thursday to release all findings about its drugs to settle a lawsuit that accused the pharmaceutical giant of hiding negative studies on Paxil, an antidepressant suspected of causing suicidal tendencies in children...
Bush, Kerry bow to McCain amid campaign ad furor (08/27/04)
NEW YORK -- President Bush and Sen. John Kerry bowed to the wishes of popular maverick John McCain on Thursday, as the president embraced the Republican senator's legal fight against big-money special interest groups airing negative ads and the Democratic nominee scrapped a commercial that featured McCain...
White House preps executive orders to reform intelligence (08/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- The White House has drafted executive orders aimed at implementing the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations for a more powerful intelligence director and a new national counterterrorism center. Bush administration and congressional officials said Thursday drafts of executive orders are circulating among an interagency group for approval. One of the officials said the White House is floating three proposals, and asking for feedback by Friday. The orders would:...
Flu vaccine found tainted in factory (08/27/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The nation's supply of vaccine for the impending flu season took a big hit Thursday when Chiron Corp. announced it had found tainted doses in its factory. The company said it will delay shipment of about 50 million shots while it investigates what went wrong...
Equipment makers catering to obese patients see business boom (08/27/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At St. Luke's Hospital, each of the 14 new neurology intensive care rooms has a feature that's becoming standard in the health-care industry: a patient lift system that can handle up to 600 pounds. Hospital officials had the equipment installed out of safety concerns -- it can take five or six nurses to lift extremely overweight patients, said Jennifer Ball, director of patient care for medical/surgical at St. Luke's...
California's rich, famous fund stem-cell ballot issue (08/27/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley tycoons, Nobel laureates and Hollywood celebrities are backing a measure on California's Nov. 2 ballot to devote $3 billion to human embryonic stem-cell experiments in what would be the biggest-ever state-supported scientific research program in the country...
Nation's ranks of poverty, uninsured rose in 2003 (08/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans living in poverty increased by 1.3 million last year, while the ranks of the uninsured swelled by 1.4 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. It was the third straight annual increase for both categories. While not unexpected, it was a double dose of bad economic news during a tight re-election campaign for President Bush...
Iraq's top cleric wins agreement for Najaf peace deal (08/27/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, made a dramatic return to Najaf on Thursday and swiftly won agreement from a rebel cleric and the government to end three weeks of fighting between his militia and U.S.-Iraqi forces...
Radical cleric's arrest could delay extradition to U.S. (08/27/04)
LONDON -- Police arrested a radical Muslim cleric Thursday on suspicion of preparing or instigating "acts of terrorism," a move that could delay U.S. attempts to extradite the suspect for allegedly trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon and on other charges...
Russian official - Terrorism likely caused crash of airliners (08/27/04)
MOSCOW -- A top Russian official acknowledged Thursday what many citizens already suspected -- that terrorism was the most likely cause of two jetliners crashing minutes apart, a feeling reflected in a newspaper headline warning that "Russia now has a Sept. 11."...
Notre Dame tries to build on breakthrough campaign (08/27/04)
Last year was the year of the distance runner at Notre Dame Regional High School. The Bulldogs placed second at the Class 2 cross country state meet, their highest finish in the program's history. In the spring, Notre Dame's 3,200 relay team dominated area competition throughout the year and finished with an all-state performance at the Class 3 state meet...
Ready for football? (08/27/04)
Each team may only have a limited number of offensive plays and score is not even kept, but when schools across the state hit the field in the annual jamborees tonight the start of high school football will officially be here. Think of high school jamborees in terms of that final NFL preseason game. Coaches are finalizing depth charts, taking a look at offensive and defensive formations and trying to hone their team's execution...
Chaffee wins first fall game in softball (08/27/04)
It took a few innings, but when the Chaffee softball team finally started to roll Thursday evening at East Prairie, they did not let up. Chaffee, playing its first fall softball game after competing as a spring program in recent years, posted a 12-0 five-inning victory against host East Prairie...
Otahkians report in top shape to contend for top honors (08/27/04)
Southeast coach Heather Nelson hopes the players' fitness program pays off in the OVC race. By Marty Mishow Southeast Missourian Heather Nelson doesn't know if she's ever had a fitter or deeper team in her previous five seasons as Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer coach...
Auer wins one for Dad (08/27/04)
John Auer Jr. has been celebrating since Sunday, the day he won the NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals Super Stock drag racing title at Memphis Motorsports Park in Millington, Tenn. The celebration is greatly deserved. Exactly one month earlier -- on July 22 -- John Auer Sr. lost a three-year battle with cancer at the age of 55...
U.S. soccer ends era with gold (08/27/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- When the final whistle blew, an exhausted Mia Hamm was quickly swarmed by 17 thrilled teammates. A few minutes later, an Olympic gold medal was hanging around her neck, too. Hamm and the rest of the Fab Five had just enough left in their thirtysomething legs for one more title, beating Brazil 2-1 Thursday in overtime in their final tournament together...
Reds need just one run to beat Cards (08/27/04)
CINCINNATI -- A computer glitch left Aaron Harang slightly disoriented. He had the St. Louis Cardinals baffled, too. Harang threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game, and Sean Casey homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds over St. Louis 1-0 Thursday night...
Marbury leads U.S. into men's basketball semifinals (08/27/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- Written off after their opener and branded failures back home, Stephon Marbury and the Americans are showing signs that they just might be the team to beat after all. For a change, the face of frustration belonged to someone other than an American after Marbury's performance. He set a U.S. men's Olympic record with 31 points and broke the team mark with six 3-pointers, leading the suddenly accurate Americans into the semifinals with a 102-94 victory over Spain on Thursday...
Rams try to get on track against Redskins (08/27/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Don't tell Marc Bulger the NFL preseason is too long or doesn't matter. Coming off what he calls an "embarrassing" 24-7 exhibition loss Monday night at Kansas City, the St. Louis Rams quarterback embraces having two more preseason games to get the reigning NFC West champions to some semblance of regular-season form...
Pavin grabs lead with opening 62 at Buick (08/27/04)
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Corey Pavin made seven birdies and matched his career low with an 8-under-par 62 for a three-stroke lead at the inaugural Buick Championship on Thursday. Bob Burns and Matt Weibring were second at 5-under 65. Bunched four strokes behind the leader with 66s were Fred Funk, David Peoples, Jerry Kelly, Jason Dufner and Craig Bowden...
NCAA refuses to restore eligibility for All-American Williams (08/27/04)
By John Nadel ~ The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Mike Williams was shut out again. Three months after the courts kept him out of the NFL draft, the All-American receiver had his request to rejoin top-ranked Southern California denied by the NCAA on Thursday...
India-bound Williams gives Dolphins a call (08/27/04)
DAVIE, Fla. -- Ricky Williams phoned the Miami Dolphins this week, but said his next destination will be India, not a return to the NFL. The retired running back contacted coach Dave Wannstedt several days ago, sources close to the coach said Thursday. But Williams told The Miami Herald he has no plans to come back anytime soon...
Crawford, Phillips earn gold medals for U.S. track team (08/27/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- Shawn Crawford and two teammates capped a big night for Americans at the track, sweeping the 200-meter medals despite a rowdy crowd that booed loudest when the U.S. sprinters were announced before the race. In a race missing disgraced Greek hero and defending Olympic champion Kostas Kenteris, Crawford ran a personal-best 19.79 seconds. ...
Bristol plays role in chase for title (08/27/04)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- It's one of the toughest tickets to get in NASCAR and the atmosphere is always electric as 43 cars bang around the tight turns of Bristol Motor Speedway. The night race has always been an annual showcase event on the NASCAR schedule...
Area sports digest 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
Slinkard wins medals in taekwondo nationals Nick Slinkard won the bronze medal in forms and the silver in sparring for the 14-15 age division at the AAU taekwondo national championships earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The 14-year-old competed in the intermediate division in forms and the 146-pound-plus division in point sparring...
Sports briefs 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
Baseball Portland officials forged ahead Thursday with a detailed plan to finance a $350 million ballpark, even though the city's chances of landing the Montreal Expos appear to be remote. Baseball officials met this week with groups from Washington and Northern Virginia, the leading candidates in the bidding for the Expos. Baseball also intends to meet with groups from Las Vegas and Norfolk, Va...
At last, the garage has paint (08/27/04)
When it comes to long-term projects, I don't have much patience. Who would have ever dreamed it would take seven years to get the garage painted? Our house dates from the 1950s. It's solid as a rock and surrounded by enormous trees. When we bought the house about this time in 1997, we made several discoveries...
Carmakers are starting to be anticompetitive (08/27/04)
Dear Tom and Ray: I don't know if you've ever commented on the "proprietary software" being installed by automakers these days. I'm presently shopping for a newer, used Volvo, and I fell in love with the S80. However, when I bounced this off my trusted independent Volvo mechanic, he told me he cannot work on these models because they are filled with proprietary software designed to drive owners to Volvo dealerships for service and repairs. ...
Kia Spectra is a contender (08/27/04)
The names car manufacturers give their products are often entertaining. Sometimes they give us insight into what the car is all about. I imagine the manufactures spend a great deal of time choosing just the right name. Take the Kia Spectra, for example. It sounds a lot like "spectrum," but is also brings to mind "spectacular," and I'd speculate it's no accident. The new 2004 Spectra covers the gamut from comfort to safety...
Bringing clay to life (08/27/04)
If you had visited the ceramics studio in Memorial Hall at Southeast Missouri State University in early July, you likely would have been greeted with silence from the students hard at work on their final projects for the ceramics sculpture workshop. These final projects will be on display until October on the third floor of the university's Kent Library, starting with an opening reception tonight at 4 p.m...
Everybody's a critic - 'Exorcist - The Beginning' (08/27/04)
One star (out of four) With crows and hyenas on the prowl in "Exorcist: The Beginning," the audience only snickers at this attempt to bring back the "Exorcist" series fourteen years after the last of the former trilogy. I have not seen computer animation this awful since "Battle Queen 2020," but I thought perhaps the plot could save the rest of the film...
Coming to theaters 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
'Anacondas' Starring Johnny Messner, Morris Chestnut, Eugene Byrd, Peter Curtin, Nicholas Gonzalez, Nicholas Hope, Salli Richardson, Kadee Strickland and Karl Yune. In this sequel to "Anaconda," an expedition heads for Borneo to bring back a hard-to-find black orchid that could be the key to immortality, only to encounter a gaggle of big, nasty snakes that get their long life and power from the plants. ...
Fashion treasures in Texas (08/27/04)
DENTON, Texas -- From Givenchy and de la Renta to Balenciaga and Chanel, a dazzling array of haute couture hangs in an unlikely place -- a storage room at the University of North Texas. Rarely seen by the public, the colorful collection of about 15,000 dresses, coats, suits, purses, shoes and more is housed in a climate-controlled room on campus at Scoular Hall, operated as an appointment-only research tool for designers, educators and students...
Artifacts 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
Back-to-school bash set to music at The Camp Radio station 107.1 The Zone and Save Yourself Records are holding "The Indie Zone's Back 2 School Bash" on Saturday at The Camp in Cape Girardeau. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the music gets started at 9 p.m. ...
Barbara Holmes (08/27/04)
Barbara Jean Holmes, 53, of Batesville, Ark., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in a Batesville hospital. She was born June 22, 1951, in St. Louis, daughter of Clarence and Nelda Hardin Armstrong. Holmes was co-owner of Holmes Industrial Screenings, and was treasurer of Batesville Preservation Association...
Betty Schatte (08/27/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Betty S. Schatte, 69, of Advance died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Biggers, Ark., daughter of Harry and Myrtie Yancy Kuykendall. She and Charles Schatte were married July 27, 1957, in Hernando, Miss. He died Nov. 14, 2002...
Willie Webster (08/27/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Willie "Bill" Webster, 84, of Cairo died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Lauderdale County, Tenn., son of Josie Mae Webster. Webster moved from Tennessee to Future City, Ill. He worked in the river rail industry in Urbandale, Ill., and later worked for Illinois Highway Department...
John Campbell (08/27/04)
John E. Campbell, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 15, 1924, in Denison, Texas, son of Dayton W. and Nellie Mitchell Campbell. He and Parilee Young were married in 1947 in Sherman, Texas. She died Feb. 12, 2003...
Robert Schooley (08/27/04)
Robert Lee Schooley, 58, of Millersville died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. He was born April 6, 1946, in St. Louis. He and Sandra Ives were married Dec. 21, 1968, in St. Louis. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Dec. 16, 1966. He served in Vietnam and was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged Dec. 13, 1968, as a sergeant...
Leroy Harris Jr. (08/27/04)
Leroy Harris Jr., 58, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Springfield, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hildegard Schilling (08/27/04)
Hildegard L. Schilling, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Life Care Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Russell (08/27/04)
Richard Dale Russell, 61, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 9, 1942, at Loughboro, Mo., son of Elva and Lena Aldrich Russell. He married the former Barbara Graham. Russell worked at Good Humor-Breyers 19 years, and was a member of Libertyville Methodist Church in Libertyville, Mo. He was formerly of Elvins, Mo...
Hailey Hendershott (08/27/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Hailey Dawn Hendershott of Marble Hill died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 26, 2004, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Kevin Scott Hendershott and Sonya Marie Cato. Survivors include her parents of Marble Hill; maternal grandparents, Stanley Summers and Denise Cato of Gipsy, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Kevin and Laura Hendershott and Misty Cole, all of Cape Girardeau; maternal great-grandmother, Lottie Meese of Sturdivant, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Ricky and Ann Hendershott of Marble Hill; and paternal great-great-grandmother, Elsie Hendershott of Marble Hill.. ...
Cecil Daugherty (08/27/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cecil Stoker Daugherty, 93, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born Oct. 27, 1910, in Matthews, Mo., son of Benjamin Gaither and Bertie May Stoker Daugherty. He and Lena Marie Acord were married Oct. 11, 1931, at Lilbourn, Mo...
Births 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
Holloway Son to Jason Dean and Jaime Ann Holloway of Jackson, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 2:24 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004. Name, Colton Gabriel. Weight, 1 pound 11 ounces. First child. Mrs. Holloway is the former Jaime Seabaugh, daughter of Ron and Gail Seabaugh of Oak Ridge. ...
Cape police report 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Cheryl Thomas, 24, 129 S. Louisiana St., was arrested on a Sikeston warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay fines...
Cape fire report 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 9:15 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 100 block of South Lorimier Street. At 9:23 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Ellis Street. At 9:33 p.m, an emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Luce Street...
Out of the past 8/27/04 (08/27/04)
10 years ago: Aug. 27, 1994 ST. LOUIS -- A 22-year-old St. Louis man was found guilty yesterday of five counts of fraternity hazing in series of beatings that left one pledge -- Michael Davis -- dead; convicted in St. Louis Circuit Court was Keith Allen...
Pulling the troops (08/27/04)
The (Independence, Mo.) Examiner President Bush has taken a good first step in announcing plans to pull troops from Germany and South Korea. This is long overdue. The Berlin Wall came down in 1989, and the Soviet Union ceased to be in 1991. Today, Russia is more often a partner than an adversary. It's pretty hard to justify large numbers of troops in Germany...
Rebuilding Rockaway (08/27/04)
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader Maybe Taney County Commissioner Ron Herschend has been watching too many movies. In a meeting with Rockaway Beach residents last week, he suggested several alternatives to a riverboat casino. ... For example, he suggested the town build several ball fields to attract teams from across the nation to come play ball in Rockaway. ...
Cape and the Civil War (08/27/04)
Talk about a cooperative effort that has good results. Anyone who saw Sunday's broadcast on WDKA-TV UPN-49 of the documentary "The Civil War of Cape Girardeau" probably received a good history lesson as well as learning some interesting facts about Cape Girardeau...
Report any cruelty to animals (08/27/04)
To the editor: On the evening of Aug. 18 I took my dogs for their daily walk at Shawnee Park. As I was passing by a garbage can, I noticed a cardboard box upside down in the can. For some reason, I reached down and turned the box over. Inside was a tiny, pitiful puppy, too weak to react to being found...
A flashback to kindergarten days (08/27/04)
To the editor: I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Callie Clark's article about "Two first days." Randa Norman's trail of tears reminded a lot of parents of their own kindergarten experiences. Randa's picture was worth a thousand words. Keep up the good work, Callie...
Speak Out 08/27/04 (08/27/04)
Too much taxation THE CAPE Girardeau School Board is coming after us for more taxes. These board needs to find additional funding for schools other than putting it on the property owner. My wife and I are retired senior citizens. Our taxes are costing us $100 a month now. ...
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