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In awe of Schock -- Scott City artist gets Kansas City show (09/02/04)
Between his involvement in the Schock Community Arts Center, membership in several Scott City organizations and his teaching position at Southeast Missouri State University, Paul Schock is a very busy man. But he still found time to work on something exclusively his -- an exhibit of his mutli-media artwork that opens Friday at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City...
Separate movements underway to develop portions of Jackson (09/02/04)
All work and no play would make Jackson a dull town. Keeping with that old adage, the Jackson Industrial Development Corporation, a group affiliated with the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, is in the process of developing property off Route PP for industry and soccer...
Protesters' impact and Schwarzenegger's strength (09/02/04)
Editor's note: Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson is a delegate at this week's Republican National Convention. This is the third of her daily reports from the convention. By Donna Lichtenegger ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian...
Lexington Trace to extend Cape's trails (09/02/04)
Cape Girardeau's newest sidewalk will have a fancy name -- Lexington Trace -- and double as a recreation path that will connect to the city's heavily used Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail. But more than anything else it will provide a safer route for pedestrians -- particularly children -- keeping them out of the driving lanes on busy Lexington Avenue and parts of North Sprigg Street, Perryville Road and Bertling Street, city officials say...
Making beautiful music in a grungy environment (09/02/04)
Nestled away in an unassuming Scott City house that has seen better days, Brandon Drury runs Echo Echo Studios, where recording sessions with local musicians are booked up for the next three months. It seems an unlikely, and at first glance, unfit place for a recording studio. ...
Cape Girardeau motorcyclist injured in accident (09/02/04)
A Cape Girardeau man on a motorcycle sustained moderate injuries Wednesday afternoon on Route OO four miles east of Burfordville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tommy McKaskle, 56, was on a 1996 Triumph motorcycle around 2:15 p.m., when a 1985 Chevrolet driven by James Shipley, 32, of Oran, Mo., pulled from a private drive into McKaskle's path causing him to run off the left side of the roadway...
Next First Friday Coffee scheduled (09/02/04)
The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center this week. This month's featured presentation will be made by David Mitchem of the Missouri Training and Employment Council. He will give the "State of the Workforce" report...
Police investigate arson attempt at Charleston city hall (09/02/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Charleston Department of Public Safety is investigating an attempted arson at city hall early Tuesday morning. According to Paul Johnson, Charleston DPS director, someone broke into the city hall just after midnight and attempted to set a fire using some type of chemical. ...
Stoddard County sheriff ordered to stand trial (09/02/04)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Scott County judge recently ordered Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish to stand trial for stealing. This comes after Fish appeared Aug. 6 before Associate Circuit Judge David Mann for a preliminary hearing on the class C felony of theft/stealing (more than $500, but fewer than $25,000). ...
Scott County commissioners discuss Web site (09/02/04)
Sikeston Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County officials hope to put together a Web site that will be informative yet manageable. Commissioners discussed the Web site, which is being produced by Creative Design Group of Malden, with county economic developer Jim Schwaninger during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Prep star will get his chance in the spotlight (09/02/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In 2000, Damien Nash's road to stardom appeared easy. As easy as a 10.3-second 100-meter dash. And what he couldn't outrun, the star running back would dodge with elusive moves. Now, after four years and three roadblocks he couldn't elude, Nash is finally on the verge of reaching that stardom...
Community Q&A 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Name: Valeria Blades Lives in: Gordonville Family: Husband, Tom; daughters, Lydia, Grace. Job: Director of operations at Court Appointed Special Advocates. What do you like most about the area? Small town atmosphere where I've made great friends...
CASAs needed to assist abused, neglected children (09/02/04)
Children thrust into the court system after experiencing abuse, neglect or abandonment often face an uncertain future. But Court Appointed Special Advocates can change that by volunteering to provide information to judges so the court can make an informed decision for the child. At a time when children need safety and security the most, CASA volunteers can provide a stabilizing force...
Community cuisine 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Fish, chicken on menu in Bell City, Mo. BELL CITY, Mo. -- A fish and chicken supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Bell City Community Building, located at Route N. The meal includes fish and chicken, dessert and beverage. The supper is sponsored by the Bell City Community Betterment Organization...
Sentries to guard liberty on Sept. 11 (09/02/04)
Local businesses have joined with the Corporal Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League to insure that those who died or were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will be remembered. The 3-year-old, 130-member chapter is organizing a ceremony, Operation Guarding Freedom, at Freedom Corner -- the location of a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Capaha Park. ...
Community briefs 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Trail of Tears programs scheduled for September Trail of Tears State Park has the following events planned for September: an Owl Prowl at 8 p.m. on Friday; Family Feud at 10 a.m. on Saturday; a night hike at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday; Dutch oven cooking at 2 p.m. ...
Jackson crowns new queen, talent show winners (09/02/04)
Southeast Missourian Mykah Bryan of Sikeston, Mo., was recently crowned Miss Homecomers 2004 during Jackson Homecomers. Miss Missouri Whitney Weeks played host to the competition that was open to all girls in junior and senior high school during the 2004-2005 academic year. ...
Jackson man faces charges after shooting girlfriend (09/02/04)
A Jackson man is in the Cape Girardeau County jail facing three felony charges after allegedly shooting his girlfriend Tuesday night. Assistant prosecutor Benjamin Gray on Wednesday charged Gene A. Ryon, 42, of 823 Dorothy Drive with second-degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies. Ryon's bond is set at $100,000...
Superintendent of state facility investigated for abuse retires (09/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The head of a state-run center for the mentally disabled retired Tuesday, one day after a social services official was appointed to temporarily oversee operations while the state investigates abuse allegations at the center. Bob Eden, superintendent of the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center, left the center immediately after announcing his resignation on Tuesday, said Anne Deaton, director of the Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities...
Advertiser lured hunters to fictitious hunting land (09/02/04)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hunters responding to an online advertisement promising prime deer hunting on private land in Clinton County received a surprise when they arrived, authorities say. The advertised 18,000 to 20,000-acre wildlife refuge turned out to be only a few thousand acres of less than prime hunting land, and the hunting lodge they had been promised was a modest house that couldn't hold all the hunters, according to the Missouri Attorney General's office. ...
Judge rules for state in early voting case (09/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state's early voting law merely requires local officials to plan for, not implement, the practice, a judge ruled Wednesday. Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan heard arguments on the lawsuit filed by the city of St. Louis and some Democratic lawmakers last week. They sued Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt, seeking a court order allowing an early voting period before the Nov. 2 general election...
Nation briefs 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Ohio highway shootings suspect pleads insanity COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man charged in a deadly string of highway shootings in Ohio pleaded innocent by reason of insanity Wednesday, a day after a judge ruled that he was competent to stand trial. Attorneys for Charles A. McCoy Jr., 29, said he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and that psychiatrists found evidence McCoy did not understand right from wrong during the more than 20 shootings, one of which killed a woman...
Construction spending rises to all-time high in July (09/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- Construction spending sprang back to life in July, rising to the highest level on record, the government reported Wednesday. The rebound, which came after a June lull, meant that the value of buildings put in place clocked in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $997.2 billion, an all-time high level, the Commerce Department said. That represented a 0.4 percent increase over June's level...
Some workers taking offense to receiving overtime (09/02/04)
The complaints began even before University of Missouri administrators e-mailed more than 400 employees to confirm what might seem a harmless change -- soon, the memo said, they'd be eligible for overtime pay. It was not what Mary Porter wanted to hear. ...
New virus suspected in two SIDS cases (09/02/04)
MILWAUKEE -- A virus recently discovered in Japan is suspected in two "crib deaths" in Wisconsin, raising new questions about how many of these mysterious tragedies might be caused by germs. The cases mark the first time the virus has been identified in the United States. Whether it killed the babies is not clear, but both were sick before they died and had signs of disease in their lungs...
Florida orders a half-million to leave as Frances closes in (09/02/04)
MIAMI -- Nearly a half-million people were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Frances swirled toward Florida on Wednesday just weeks after Charley's devastating visit, threatening to deliver the most powerful one-two punch to hit a state in at least a century...
Democratic senator, Cheney assail Kerry at convention (09/02/04)
NEW YORK -- Vice President Dick Cheney unleashed a stinging attack on Sen. John Kerry Wednesday night, ridiculing him as a politician who has made a career out of changing his mind. "More wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure," agreed Sen. Zell Miller, a Democratic keynoter at the Republican National Convention...
School seized by terrorists in Russia (09/02/04)
BESLAN, Russia -- Armed militants with explosives strapped to their bodies stormed a Russian school in a region bordering Chechnya on Wednesday, corralling hundreds of hostages -- many of them children -- into a gymnasium and threatening to blow up the building if surrounding Russian troops attacked...
Truckers released in Iraq after ransom payed (09/02/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Militants released seven foreign hostages Wednesday after their employer paid $500,000 ransom, while France mustered support from Muslims at home and abroad to push for the release of two French journalists still held captive in Iraq...
World briefs 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
N. Koreans break into school, seek asylum BEIJING -- A group of 29 people claiming to be North Korean asylum-seekers forced their way into a Japanese school in Beijing on Wednesday. The 11 men, 15 women and three children broke in around 10:30 a.m., said a Beijing-based, Japanese official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said students were told to stay in their classrooms...
China showcases top-secret space shuttle launch center (09/02/04)
JIUQUAN, China -- Rising space power China provided a rare peek into its top-secret launch center Wednesday, capitalizing on its recent success in orbit to promote the military-funded project as a lure for foreign investment and a key to growing prosperity...
Annan - Greater monitoring force needed in Sudan to curb crisis (09/02/04)
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that Sudan's government has not stopped attacks on "terrorized and traumatized" civilians in its Darfur region and urged the speedy deployment of an expanded international peacekeeping force...
Pirates don't have to look far for inspiration (09/02/04)
A tragic event that took place last winter could have left the Perryville football team down in the dumps. It could have left Mike Schamburg without a reason to care about football. Instead, Schamburg is taking the leadership role with the Pirates that he expected to fulfill this season...
High school football season kicks off (09/02/04)
The beginning of September marks a special time for area high school sports fans. Driving through Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Chaffee and Perryville, the sounds of shoulder pads crunching and marching bands practicing fill the air. Those sounds can mean only one thing; another year of high school football is here...
St. Vincent eyes longer playoff run (09/02/04)
When St. Vincent football coach Keith Winkler walked into his first practice for football season, he had reason to be in a good mood. He was surrounded by veterans. Returning players at running back. Returning players at receiver. Returning players on both lines. Returning players all over the field...
Indians in a rush to improve record (09/02/04)
Compared to a glorious past, it's been lean times for Jackson football the past two seasons. After a memorable 12-1 season in 2001, Jackson has been a combined 6-13 over the past two years. The lean times took on a literal meaning last year during a 4-5 campaign, when Jackson fielded the smallest linemen coach Carl Gross has seen in his 16 years...
Run-and-gun offense adds up to fun (09/02/04)
The fun is back. Perryville football notched just three victories last year. But the contagious style of play that mixed the pass with the run and utilized speed and quickness impressed fans and has attracted a few more players. "People thought that was outstanding," Pirates coach Rick Chastain said of last year's 3-7 record. "We were feeling pretty good. People aren't used to winning more than one or two games around here."...
Running on empty - Devils hit bottom last year (09/02/04)
Attitude is the key word for Chaffee after a winless season in 2003. Chaffee's win total has decreased each of the last four years, culminating in last season's winless record. For a program that has not had more than three wins in a season since 1990 and only three winnings seasons since winning a state title in 1983, keeping players' attitudes positive is the challenge for second-year coach Terry Brashers...
In high school, running comes naturally (09/02/04)
Football was played in the United States for somewhere around 40 years before a rules change in 1906 allowed for the forward pass. Watching some high school football teams, you'd think not all coaches have received the memo yet. "If I had my way, a perfect football season, we would run the ball 1,000 times and throw it twice," Jackson coach Carl Gross said. "I'd like three yards and a cloud of dust, and move the football."...
Flannigan ready to start long run as Rams' coach (09/02/04)
For 27 years Scott City football knew success and only one head coach: William Wilthong. In the nine seasons since Wilthong's retirement after the 1994 season, the Rams have had five head coaches and five losing seasons. The 2004 season marks the fourth straight year that the Rams are under a new head coach, and Terry Flannigan is planning for it to be the last for a while. ...
Tigers try to extend run of district titles (09/02/04)
Over the past four seasons Central has won 30 games, captured four district titles and made the state quarterfinals three times. That streak could be challenged this season with a group of untested players littered across the field. Tigers coach Lawrence Brookins, entering his sixth season as head coach, said this year's team presents an opportunity for a player to break through...
Central softball defeats Jackson 5-2 for first win of season (09/02/04)
Central's softball team picked up its first win of the season with a 5-2 win Wednesday at Jackson. Callie Hoffman rebounded from a tough loss against Hillsboro to pick up the victory. Hoffman allowed one earned run on three hits, with five strikeouts and five walks...
Tigers plan to continue climb up Pinkel's pyramid (09/02/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- On his first day as coach at Missouri, Gary Pinkel laid out his goals for the Tiger football program. Pinkel's pyramid of success was built in a foundation on winning games and topped with the goal of winning a national championship...
Lady Bears' rally foils Otahkians' season opener (09/02/04)
Southeast won the first two sets but dropped the match. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University volleyball coach Cindy Gannon was disappointed but far from discouraged after the Otahkians suffered a tough five-game loss in their season opener Wednesday night...
Opening challenge - Stop SIU (09/02/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's defense has heard all about Southern Illinois' vaunted backfield, which features two Division I-A transfers. Widely regarded as the premier Division I-AA trio of running backs -- the unit includes a junior college transfer -- entering the season, some people have even ranked SIU's group among the best in all of college football...
Ohio Valley Conference rundown (09/02/04)
EASTERN ILLINOIS Coach: Bob Spoo, 105-89-1 at EIU (17 years) Last year: 4-8 overall, 3-5 OVC (tie, sixth) Returning starters: 18 (8 offense, 8 defense, 2 specialists) Preseason OVC ranking: No. 7...
Big Dan linemen (09/02/04)
The undisputed leaders of Southeast Missouri State University's offensive line share many attributes, including a first name, a hometown, imposing size and plenty of ability. But what Dan Bieg and Dan Connolly didn't initially share when they began their careers with the Indians four years ago was any real affection for one another...
Coach says defensive unit may be best in his years at Southeast (09/02/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's defense has made strong statistical improvements the last several years, and Indians coach Tim Billings believes that trend will continue in 2004. Last season, the Indians' defenders allowed an average of 336.1 yards per game -- by far their lowest figure in Billings' four seasons as coach and down more than 50 yards from 2002. They ranked third among nine Ohio Valley Conference squads in total defense...
Southeast's offensive production fell off last season (09/02/04)
After posting almost cartoon-like numbers in 2002, Southeast Missouri State University's offense took a step backward last season. But Indians coach Tim Billings and new offensive coordinator Rob Likens expect the attack to at least approach clicking on all cylinders again this year...
The Wiffleball kingdom (09/02/04)
By Mark Unterreiner Southeast Missourian Wiffleball is becoming known across the country as the ruination of America's back yards. Mike and Beth Augustine could tell you about it. Their son Jeff, on the other hand, would take offense to that conviction...
Padres call up Robinson (09/02/04)
Former Southeast Missouri State University star Kerry Robinson is back with the San Diego Padres for the second time this season. Robinson, an outfielder who started the year with the Padres before being sent down to Class AAA Portland, had his contract purchased by San Diego Wednesday and was in uniform for the second game of a three-game series at St. Louis. He appeared as a late defensive replacement in left field...
Turner hopes run of good health pays off (09/02/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach Ron Turner expects a healthy team to take the field for Saturday's season opener against Florida A&M -- a turnaround from last season, when the Illini started the season hurting. No one is expected to miss playing time, Turner said Monday...
NCAA Division I-AA football poll (09/02/04)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The top 25 teams in the preseason Sports Network Division I-AA football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2003 records and 2003 final ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Delaware (57) 15-1 1,753 1 2. Southern Illinois (7) 10-2 1,569 9...
A model of consistency (09/02/04)
The St. Louis Rams haven't won an NFL title since Mike Jones stopped Kevin Dyson a yard short of the goal line to preserve a 23-16 win over Tennessee on Jan. 30, 2000. Yet in an era where a team -- Oakland -- can go to the Super Bowl one season and finish 4-12 the next, the Rams have remained one of the NFL's most consistently successful teams with a 56-24 over the last five years...
Super Bowl favorites - Eagles, Patriots (09/02/04)
Terrell Owens and Jevon Kearse arrived in Philadelphia this spring as the top receiver and pass rusher who can elevate the hopes of a team that has lost three straight NFC title games. But as the 2004 NFL season starts, the Eagles are battered, a reminder that injuries are the great equalizer that can neutralize any big-money, big-name offseason moves...
Carpenter nails down another win for Cards (09/02/04)
The St. Louis pitcher collected his 14th win, a 4-2 triumph over San Diego. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter pitched seven innings of six-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning homers by Larry Walker and Scott Rolen in beating the San Diego Padres 4-2 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory...
Haynes pulls off upset of Maleeva (09/02/04)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- As a tot, Angela Haynes hit her first tennis strokes on the same Compton courts that produced Serena and Venus Williams. Now 19 and ranked 185th, Haynes tasted her first bit of the Grand Slam success so familiar to the Williams sisters, upsetting 22nd-seeded Magdalena Maleeva 6-2, 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open's third round Wednesday night...
Prosecution drops assault charges against Bryant (09/02/04)
By Jon Sarche ~ The Associated Press EAGLE, Colo. -- The criminal case against Kobe Bryant case collapsed Wednesday as prosecutors said they had no choice but to drop the sexual assault charge because the NBA star's accuser no longer wanted to participate...
Sports briefs 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Baseball Jerry Colangelo resigned as chief executive officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, four months ahead of schedule. Colangelo, who agreed last month to leave on Dec. 31, will remain as chairman through the 2005 season and then serve as emeritus team executive, the club said. ...
High-carb diet may raise the risk of breast cancer in women (09/02/04)
The Associated Press High-carb diets may increase more than just waistlines. New research suggests they might raise the risk of breast cancer. Women in Mexico who ate a lot of carbohydrates were more than twice as likely to get breast cancer than those who ate less starch and sugar, scientists found. ...
Health calendar 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, 921 N. Clark St. Call 651-5825. Healthy Bites Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. in the Healing Arts Conference Center at Saint Francis Medical Center. Call 331-5399 or 331-5970...
When the new wears off your love (09/02/04)
Editor's note: Michael Seabaugh will be on vacation next week. His HealthSpan column will return on Sept. 16. "When the new wears off of our love, we'll be closer together, still loving each other." Or so promise the Whites in their quaint song...
Largest Cross in Western Hemisphere (09/02/04)
Sept. 2, 2004 Dear Leslie, Late one dark January night years ago on a transcontinental drive west along America's alimentary interstates, I was relieved to see the lights of Tulsa appear offering roadside salvation. Weary, broke and sad about a romance that was breaking up, I passed by one, two then three exits searching for a cheap motel. Finally at the last exit leaving Tulsa, a sign for one appeared advertising $13.95 rooms...
'Black Woodstock' - Documentary on concert premieres on PBS (09/02/04)
A documentary on 1972 concert has broadcast premiere on PBS By Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn ~ The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- On Aug. 20, 1972, seven years after the urban upheaval in the Watts district, some 112,000 people came together for a daylong concert that would become known as the "black Woodstock."...
Top fives in entertainment (09/02/04)
TOP FIVES Television (for previous week)1. "Summer Olympics Monday Primetime," NBC. 2. "Summer Olympics Tuesday Primetime," NBC. 3. "Summer Olympics Wednesday Primetime," NBC. 4. "Summer Olympics Thursday Primetime," NBC...
Luke Thrasher (09/02/04)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Luke Lawrence Thrasher, newborn son of Mark and Jody Lawrence Thrasher of Olive Branch died at 4:54 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Luke is survived by his parents; grandparents, Danny and Penny Lawrence of Crocker, Mo., and Mick and Sharon Thrasher of St. ...
Arthur Davis (09/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Arthur E. Davis, 83, of East Prairie died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Hickman, Ky., son of Arthur Elmer and Fannie Belle Weatherspoon Davis. He and Martha Furgerson were married Feb. 11, 1939, in Charleston, Mo...
Dorothy Rowland (09/02/04)
Dorothy Rowland, 82, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in a hospice facility in Ohio. She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Arthur and Bertha Vasterling Fuhrmann. She and Roe Dell Rowland were married Oct. 20, 1945. Rowland was a graduate of Central High School and received a certificate for teaching and in library science from Southeast Missouri State University...
Lewis Lovell (09/02/04)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Lewis "Chub" Lovell, 81, of McClure died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born April 14, 1923, in McClure, son of Clyde Eugene and Minnie Iona Burchyett Lovell. He and Sally Jane Johnson were married Aug. 21, 1964, in Cape Girardeau...
Muriel Frazier (09/02/04)
Muriel C. Frazier, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 25, 1913, in St. Louis, daughter of the Rev. John M. and Pearl Crosswhite. She and Hollis J. Frazier were married Nov. 5, 1942. He died Feb. 9, 1993...
Audra Clark (09/02/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Audra Greene Clark, 84, formerly of Sikeston and Matthews, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was born April 24, 1920, at St. Mary, Mo., daughter of D.A. and Hazel Greene. She married Arbie C. Clark, who preceded her in death...
Russell Brown (09/02/04)
Russell D. Brown, 78, of Millersville died Wednesday Sept. 1, 2004, at his home. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Bob Goodman (09/02/04)
James Robert "Bob" Goodman, 74, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1930, at Fornfelt, son of E.L. "Hap" and Ethel Young Goodman. He and Jean Anne Darby were married Feb. 16, 1951. Mr. Goodman owned and operated Goodman Lumber Co. from 1963 to 1979. He also owned and operated J.R. Goodman Trucking Co...
Births 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
CrowdenSon to Troy Alan Crowden and Amber Lynn Kight of Delta, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:26 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Name, Casey Alan. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. Second child, first son. Ms. Kight is the former Amber Ziller, daughter of Joe and Diane Griffin of Allenville. She is employed at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse. Crowden is the son of Dale and Donna Hobeck of Delta and Terry Crowden of Waco, Texas. He is employed at Watertite Seamless Guttering...
Cape police report 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Christopher M. Perigo, 30, Box 35, McClure, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving under revocation...
Cape fire report 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Tuesday: At 10:49 p.m., an emergency medical service at Broadway and Water streets. Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 2:14 a.m., an emergency medical service in the 100 block of Vantage Drive...
Out of the past 9/2/04 (09/02/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 2, 1994 CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Death of 1994 Chaffee High School valedictorian Steven W. Goetz, 18, had former teachers and classmates in somber mood yesterday; Goetz collapsed during pick-up basketball game at student recreation center at University Of Missouri-Columbia Wednesday night, and he was pronounced dead just over an hour later...
Economy in good shape and getting better (09/02/04)
Here is some commentary from Steve Forbes in Forbes magazine that I think is worth serious consideration: Since when is good bad? A gaggle of media pundits, economists and democratic pols claim that the supposedly poor numbers for job creation in July are proof that the economy is still weak. Au contraire, you pessimists and/or Bush-haters, the economy is creating a good number of new jobs. In fact, it's in good shape -- and getting better...
Ideas for the CVB (09/02/04)
For some time now, city officials and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials have known that Cape Girardeau's hotel-restaurant sales taxes would start to accumulate a surplus after paying off Show Me Center bonds and before revenue from the sales taxes would be committed to paying off River Campus bonds. As it turns out, that surplus will be near $1 million, and a decision on what to do with the money has to be made...
Let's find way to save music festival (09/02/04)
To the editor: I disagree with Doc Cain. I know of at least five people who have offered to help or take over the responsibility of the City of Roses Festival this year. Each has some wonderful ideas to make this year better than last year. The idea of not having a celebrity musical act this year came from an outcry of local musical groups for more focus on the talent that exists in this area. ...
Wake up before Election Day (09/02/04)
To the editor: President Bush must not be re-elected if we want peace and a more stable government. Ralph Nader has received and continues to receive Republican Party support to split the votes. He knows that his ego is larger than life itself. And he has no chance of winning any kind of elected office...
Speak Out 09/02/04 (09/02/04)
Not city's responsibility IF THE YMCA or YWCA want to come to Cape Girardeau, they should do it on their own. It's not up to the city government to do anything other than offer police and fire protection and build infrastructure. This is America, not some dictatorship where the government runs everything -- though lately it is getting closer to that...
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