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Average SAT score unchanged from '03 (09/01/04)
SAT scores for the high school class of 2004 were mostly the same as a year ago, though scores for some minority groups showed an encouraging increase. The average cumulative score on the country's most widely taken college entrance exam was 1026, the same as for the class of 2003. Scores on the verbal section rose one point to 508 while math scores fell one point to 518...
Region digest 09/01/04 (09/01/04)
Jackson woman reported shot in leg A Jackson woman was reportedly shot in the leg on Dorothy Drive in Jackson around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Details are sketchy about what led to the shooting. Jackson police said they were not authorized to release any information Tuesday night, but that more information would be made available today. According to available information, the woman was in stable condition and was taken to a hospital...
Developers launch plan for Dalhousie (09/01/04)
Developers Cord Dombrowski and Mark McDowell have been cultivating their dream of a real estate development that envelops Cape Girardeau's Dalhousie Golf Club for years. On Tuesday night, they decided it was time to celebrate their vision with those who helped make it a reality...
Cape schools settle lawsuit over Schultz building for $300,000 (09/01/04)
Two years of court battles and a $300,000 settlement later, the Cape Girardeau School District is once again the owner of L.J. Schultz School. In November 2003, a judge ruled that a $2 million contract between the district and Ray Bax of RMB Inc.'s Bax Construction in Jefferson City for the property was valid and transferred the title to Bax...
Addition to theater is topic for River Campus (09/01/04)
Don't build it too small. Southeast Missouri State University officials are hearing that message from a St. Louis area concert promoter who says the school needs more than a 950-seat performance hall on its River Campus if it wants to attract top-flight shows at ticket prices the public will pay...
Bursting the balloon of UFO mystery (09/01/04)
The Jackson UFO mystery is over. It can all be chalked up to a vacation Bible school game gone awry. Just after 7 p.m. on Aug. 11, 16-year-old Zach Stanfield was videotaping a shadowy, disc-shaped object hovering in the sky above his Jackson home at 1320 Broadridge Drive. Meanwhile, just down the road outside Calvary United Pentecostal Church, Edward Moore was getting a dirty look from his wife, Cherie, as the two watched a mylar disc float into the atmosphere...
Cape man gets maximum for killing (09/01/04)
Gregory McNeely, who pleaded guilty in July to killing Terry Vernon Lynn II outside a Cape Girardeau bar, will serve a life sentence for the crime, the maximum he could receive for second-degree murder. Presiding Judge Mark Richardson of Butler County handed down the sentence to 25-year-old McNeely Tuesday morning. It is the sentence Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle recommended at the plea hearing...
Club news 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
St. Mary CWC St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met Aug. 19 in the Monsignor Huels Room of the parish office building. Sister Mary Christopher Chinedum Ibegwam of the Order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ was welcomed. She is now in Minneapolis, Minn., working at "Sharing and Caring Hands" with Mary Jo Copland...
State employees union says dues to be collected this fall (09/01/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A labor union that hopes to begin receiving money this fall from state employees who are not union members has sent letters to workers saying dues will be collected as early as mid-September. But the Office of Administration said Tuesday there are no plans to collect the money yet...
Convention opening with cheers and jeers (09/01/04)
Editor's note: Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson is a delegate at this week's Republican National Convention. This is the second of her daily reports from the convention. By Donna Lichtenegger ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian...
Man dies after marriage wish granted (09/01/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man has died after being granted his wish to marry his longtime fiancee. Dale Wiest died Sunday, less than 48 hours after being married to Jacque Kerrick by a chaplain in his hospital room. Wiest, 54, suffered from terminal cancer and congestive heart failure. His last dying wish was to marry the mother of his two children, a woman he had been engaged to for a dozen years...
Suspect competent to stand trial (09/01/04)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge on Tuesday found the homeless man charged with kidnapping Elizabeth Smart competent to stand trial. The ruling came at the start of what had been expected to be a three-day hearing to gauge the mental state of Brian Mitchell, 50...
CEOs of firms with greatest outsourcing got best benefits (09/01/04)
WASHINGTON -- Chief executives of U.S. companies that outsourced the greatest number of jobs reaped bigger pay and benefits last year, according to a new study of executive compensation being released Tuesday. Average CEO compensation at the 50 companies outsourcing the most service jobs rose by 46 percent in 2003 from a year earlier, compared with a 9 percent increase for CEOs at 365 big companies overall, the study by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy found.. ...
Misconduct threatens major terror conviction (09/01/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has asked a judge to throw out the convictions of a suspected terror cell in Detroit because of prosecutorial misconduct, reversing course in a case the Bush administration once hailed as a major victory in the war on terrorism, legal sources said Tuesday...
Flooding devastates historic Richmond neighborhood (09/01/04)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Flooding touched off by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston left at least five people dead in Virginia on Tuesday and devastated a historic Richmond neighborhood that was the heart of the Confederate capital during the Civil War. In the city's hard-hit Shockoe Bottom district, dozens of cars that had been carried off by the raging floodwaters were strewn about the streets, which were caked with mud and scattered with bricks and other debris. ...
Accused soldier shown discussing weakness of tanks (09/01/04)
FORT LEWIS, Wash. -- A soldier accused of trying to pass military information to al-Qaida was shown in a videotape at his court-martial Tuesday detailing weaknesses of the Army's primary battle tank to undercover federal agents. The audio was muted on segments of the tape, and a gray blur obstructed Spc. Ryan G. Anderson's mouth to block what he was saying at times. Prosecutors say Anderson believed the men were members of the al-Qaida network...
Astronomers report smallest planets yet discovered (09/01/04)
American astronomers say they have discovered the two smallest planets yet orbiting nearby stars, trumping a small planet discovery by European scientists five days ago and capping the latest round in a frenzied hunt for other worlds like Earth. All three of these smaller planets belong to a new class of "exoplanets" -- those that orbit stars other than our sun, the scientists said in a briefing Tuesday. ...
Schwarzenegger, first lady call Bush man of strength (09/01/04)
NEW YORK -- Republican National Convention co-stars Laura Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger commended President Bush to the country for four more years Tuesday night, hailing him as a man of strength leavened by compassion. "You can count on him, especially in a crisis," said the first lady...
Former boss accused of raiding publishing firm coffers (09/01/04)
NEW YORK -- A lengthy internal investigation at Hollinger International Inc. has concluded that the company's former CEO, disgraced newspaper tycoon Conrad Black, colluded with associates to systematically loot the publishing company of nearly all of its profits over the past seven years, or more than $400 million...
World briefs 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
U.S. warplanes bomb militants in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. warplanes launched attacks near a village in eastern Afghanistan, killing more than a dozen people, after assailants rocketed a government office, officials said Tuesday. Afghan officials said U.S. ...
Hamas suicide bombers explode two buses (09/01/04)
BEERSHEBA, Israel -- Palestinian suicide bombers blew up two buses in this Israeli desert city Tuesday, killing 15 passengers and wounding more than 80 in an attack that ended a six-month lull in violence. The buses exploded into flames just seconds apart and about 100 yards away from each other in the center of Beersheba -- the deadliest suicide strike in nearly a year...
Defiant Milosevic begins defense in war crimes trial (09/01/04)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Slobodan Milosevic launched a defiant defense Tuesday of his conduct during the Balkan wars, accusing his enemies of conspiracies against the Serbs and insisting his countrymen acted in self-defense. The former Yugoslav president sought to shift blame for atrocities and portray the U.N. war crimes tribunal as the tool of a U.S.-supported plot to bring about the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in fighting that left more than 200,000 people dead...
Militant Web site reports Nepalese hostages slain in Iraq (09/01/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A gruesome video posted on a Web site purported to show militants beheading a Nepalese worker and shooting 11 others in the first mass slaying of foreign hostages during the Iraqi insurgency. If confirmed, it would raise the number of foreign workers known to have been slain by extremists to at least 22 in a terror campaign aimed at forcing foreign troops and contract workers out of the country...
Female suicide bomber strikes outside Moscow subway station (09/01/04)
MOSCOW -- A woman strapped with explosives blew herself up outside a busy Moscow subway station Tuesday night, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 50 in the second terrorist attack to hit Russia in a week, officials said. Seven days earlier, almost to the hour, two Russian jetliners crashed within minutes of each other in what officials determined were terrorist bombings. ...
Notre Dame to launch year with Sportsfest (09/01/04)
In need of a high school sports fix, then Notre Dame Regional High School is the place for you. Starting on Thursday and running through Saturday, Notre Dame will host its annual Sportsfest. Sportsfest includes tournaments in volleyball, soccer and softball...
ND spikers debut with a 'W' (09/01/04)
Notre Dame opened its volleyball season with an 18-25, 25-16, 25-19 victory at Festus Tuesday night. Allison Essner had 23 assists and Amber Karnes added 21 for the Bulldogs (1-0). Amanda Essner had seven kills, while Rachel Weidenbenner had eight blocks. Ashley Dix had nine digs and Lauren Mehner added eight dig...
Otahkians, Indians look to make run at OVC titles (09/01/04)
Southeast runners open their season Friday at the Southern Illinois Invitational. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's quest for its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference cross country championship was derailed in part last year when several key injuries hit the women's team...
Racers, Bulldogs get conference off to a winning start (09/01/04)
Murray State and Samford both won against Division II schools. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Murray State and Samford got the 2004 Ohio Valley Conference football season off to a flying start Saturday as both picked up victories against Division II opponents...
Canada beats U.S. in heated contest (09/01/04)
The Associated Press MONTREAL -- Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist to lead Canada to a 2-1 victory over the United States Tuesday night in the World Cup of Hockey opener for both teams. The game was fast-paced and full of hard-hitting and stellar play by Canada goalie Martin Brodeur and U.S. counterpart Robert Esche...
Ankiel returns to Cardinals today, may see postseason (09/01/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel returns to the major leagues today and it might not be a September cameo. The left-hander, who'll be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, has been impressive enough during a rehab from reconstructive elbow surgery that he'll be considered for the postseason roster. Manager Tony La Russa said he'd use Ankiel, who last pitched in the majors in 2001, in relief or use him as a spot starter to rest members of the rotation heading into the playoffs...
St. Louis clouts four HRs in 9-3 victory (09/01/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals already have two MVP candidates in Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen. Jim Edmonds is trying to squeeze into the picture, too. Edmonds homered twice, giving him seven in six games, and the Cardinals powered past the San Diego Padres 9-3 on Tuesday night...
Sharpova survives; Safin exits (09/01/04)
By Howard Fendrich ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova nearly found out just how quickly one can go from diva to disaster. No reigning Wimbledon women's champion lost in the first round of the U.S. Open, and Sharapova was just one game from that fate. Then she steeled herself to claim 12 of the last 14 points and got past Laura Granville 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 Tuesday night...
Another ex-Bruin bids for job at LB (09/01/04)
Rookie Brandon Chillar has made his presence felt during the preseason. By Jim Suhr ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Brandon Chillar is proof that you can take the Rams out of California, but you can't take the Golden State out of the defending NFC West champs...
Sports briefs 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
Baseball The Chicago Cubs made a pair of trades Tuesday, getting outfielder Ben Grieve from the Milwaukee Brewers and acquiring backup catcher Mike DiFelice from the Detroit Tigers. The deals came on the final day for teams to obtain players and have them be eligible for postseason rosters. The Cubs led the NL wild-card race going into Tuesday night's game at Montreal...
Area sports digest 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
Southeast soccer player wins award Southeast Missouri State University junior forward Lisa Schweppe earned Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the week honors in soccer after the Otahkians started the season 2-0 with a pair of wins last week...
Pears are juicy addition to salad (09/01/04)
Bartlett pear and spinach salad combines the pears with smoky bacon, avocados and dried cranberries in a salad that could stand alone as a light lunch dish. Bartlett Pear and Spinach Salad For the salad: 10-ounce package washed and ready-to-eat fresh spinach...
Smells like team spirit in here (09/01/04)
After Baptist, the Buccaneers are Tampa Bay's predominant religion. The men wear their Bucs jerseys and ballcaps and rehash the last game until the next one is played. Women who wouldn't know an option play from a Broadway play still put on their Bucs earrings and tank tops and head out on Sunday afternoons...
Saving summer produce is easy with readers' help (09/01/04)
A couple of weeks ago, we had two requests for zucchini relish and freezer cucumbers and onions. After a week or so many responses came rolling in and today we will share as many as we have room for. So let's get started with relish and pickles. Velma August of Scott City sent in her favorite recipe for zucchini relish, and she says it is great...
Remembering the French Chef (09/01/04)
It was an ordinary day in 1968. I turned on the little black and white television set to watch my favorite show. n The program's host, in her unmistakable voice ("a voice that could make an aspic shimmy," it's been called), was showing how to make a French chocolate rum and almond cake called Queen of Sheba...
Cape Girardeau's first film festival to be held (09/01/04)
This letter is being sent to announce to the public that plans are in the works for the First Annual SHOW ME DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL to be held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in the Fall! We are still in the organizational phase of the Festival, but a lot has already been accomplished and a number of different Filmmaking Groups are hard at work to complete short digital film submissions for this exciting endeavor in local/independent film!...
EKG to perform at Port Cape (09/01/04)
"Originally a bassist, I led my first band as a 13-year old high school freshman. During sophomore year, my music theory class helped me apply my creative. Having been immersed in music since infancy, I had a strong musical sense and a good ear. As a child, I could sing the harmony part in any song I heard, and figured out any instrument I picked up. ...
Local music schedule (09/01/04)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Bruce Zimmerman & The Water Street Blues Band- California Juice Bar @ 9pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Bruce Zimmerman & The Water Street Blues Band- Port Cape @ 9pm FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Broken Glass- Port Cape @ 9pm Rural Love- Rude Dog...
September concert schedule (09/01/04)
Sept. 1 - Fear Before The March Of Flames, Creepy Crawl Sept. 1 - The Brandy Stilts Band, Intl Steel Guitar Convention Sept. 1 - Butterfly Boucher, Savvis Center Sept. 1 - Sarah McLachlan, Savvis Center Sept. 2 - The Brandy Stilts Band, Intl Steel, Guitar Convention...
The Zone Insider (09/01/04)
by Tabitha Thompson Zone Insider here.....well, I'm filling in as The Zone Insider this month. Looks like this may turn into a rotating column between The Zone jocks. Nothing wrong with a little diversity. This month's Zone Insider is dedicated to The Indie Zone's Back 2 School Bash that took place on August 28th at The Camp. The place was PACKED! The bands were great!...
Off! the Wall 8-Ball (09/01/04)
1. When vultures are on their deathbed, are they ever tempted to eat themselves? Answer: Most Likely 2. When you have a bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away? Answer: It is certain. 3. Can athiests get insurance for acts of God?...
A Kill Your T.V. Bedtime Story (09/01/04)
by Jason Parker Two kindergartners decided to run for the head of the class. For weeks they passed notes to each other about what a "poop head" the other one was. Accusations of lies about playground success were leveled. Little Georgie's friend helped spread allegations that little Johnny did not indeed jump 15 feet off of the swing set to squash the bugs that were crawling near his friends. ...
Cape's downtown music festival returns (09/01/04)
by Jim Obert Focus on local/regional bands The City of Roses Music Festival will strum to its eighth year in Cape Girardeau. On Sept. 24 and 25, a variety of music will once again waft through the downtown scene, compliments of the Music Heritage Association, which sponsors the music festival. ...
Abstract international exposure (09/01/04)
by Bryan Parker When dreaming of their futures, different children's dreams and aspirations often change from day to day. For abstract artist Kristopher Naeger, there was no other thought going through his mind. "As a child, painting was the only thing that I can remember ever wanting to do. I've always had the ambition to express my thoughts, feelings, and life experiences through my art work," explained Kristopher, "putting my feelings into each piece is what makes them unique."...
Brenda Preston (09/01/04)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Brenda J. Preston, 51, of St. Mary died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Perryville, Mo., daughter of John O. "Joe" and Georgia L. Miller Adams Jr. She and Darrell L. Preston were married Aug. 7, 1976...
Opal Coakley (09/01/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Opal Coakley, 91, of Chaffee died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born March 22, 1913, at Wyatt, Mo., daughter of James and Nanny Smith Stringfellow. She and Raymond B. Coakley were married March 27, 1948. He died July 12, 1992...
Muriel Frazier (09/01/04)
Muriel C. Frazier, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Roberta Robinson (09/01/04)
Roberta Evelyn Robinson, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 19, 1927, the fifth of eight daughters of Alvin and Elsie Graden Grossheider of Gordonville. Roberta married Martin Robinson of Cape Girardeau June 6, 1953, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
Kathleen Jackson (09/01/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Kathleen Jackson, 87, of Oran died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 7, 1917, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Chris and Lizzie Bishop Hollingsworth. She and Verlin Jackson were married July 21, 1937. He died Oct. 18, 1990...
Births 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
Sullivan Son to Robert G. and Cynthia J. Sullivan II of Sikeston, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004. Name, Robert Glen III. Weight, 8 pounds 13 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Sullivan is the former Cynthia Newton, daughter of Earl and Shirley Newton of Sikeston. Sullivan is the son of Bob and Janet Sullivan of Chaffee, Mo. He is a deputy with Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs John P. Richardson Jr., 28, 710 Woodbine Place, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to show proof of insurance and driving without headlights...
Cape fire report 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: At 4:53 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 3400 block of William Street. At 5;44 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Kingshighway. At 8:59 p.m., a fire alarm at 1514 Sylvan Lane....
Out of the past 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 1, 1994 Rich Payne, teacher at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School for five years, has been named dean of students for junior high school; Payne, 33, also has been assistant football coach and head girls' track coach. 25 years ago: Sept. 1, 1979...
Early voting (09/01/04)
Vote early, vote often. That cynical election bromide is both more possible and more worrisome as early voting changes the way American elections are conducted. Oregon voters approved vote-by-mail in 1998 with the aim of increasing voter participation. In 1996, the last Oregon general election before vote-by-mail, 71 percent of the state's registered voters participated. Four years later in Oregon's first vote-by-mail presidential election, nearly 80 percent turned out...
Chamber, businesses greet students (09/01/04)
To the editor: Each year the members of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and the local business community demonstrate their commitment to the community by assisting with new student move-in day and the Southeast welcome back picnic. This year was no different. ...
Volunteers make drill huge success (09/01/04)
To the editor: Cape Girardeau County took giant steps Aug. 25 by assisting the public health center staff in preparing for areawide communicable disease emergencies and potential biological terrorist attacks. This could not have been done if not for hundreds of volunteers...
Those blasts are not 'implosions' (09/01/04)
To the editor: For several weeks the local media have vaunted the implosion of the old Mississippi River bridge. I have yet to witness any implosions. TV news has shown the explosive collapsing of the eastern bridge spans. But by definition, no implosion has occurred...
Speak Out 9/1/04 (09/01/04)
Donors paid for DARE car HOW IGNORANT these people are who complain about the DARE car. What part of "donation" do they not understand? Officer Jeff and students have sold doughnuts, and businesses have donated money. You can't hire police officers on donations...
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