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Trading memories - Ceremony to celebrate rebirth of Marquette (09/07/04)
A maintenance man spends his days working backstage, changing light bulbs, working on the plumbing, doing the little things that keep a building running. So when he returns to his place of work every day, a typical maintenance man likes to find things the way he left them...
Learning briefs 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
Umfleet awarded state Leadership Award Jason Ross Umfleet of Cape Girardeau has been awarded a Missouri Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2004-2005 academic year. Umfleet is a 2004 graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School. He is the son of Mark and Robin McKinley of Cape Girardeau...
Military digest 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Seaman recruit finishes Navy basic training Navy Seaman Recruit Christopher S. Edger, son of Janice Y. Babb of Connelly Springs, N.C., and Timothy S. Edger of Sikeston, Mo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill...
Community briefs 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Illmo centennial to include baby contest Details are still being worked out about the Illmo centennial celebration that will take place Sept. 25, but already organizers know there will be a baby contest for children 6 to 12 months old. Registration forms for the contest can be picked up at Scott City Medical Center, 2102 Main St. ...
Community cuisine 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Annual barbecue being held at Bald Knob The Bald Knob Cross of Peace will hold a fund-raising dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes barbecue. Crafters and flea market vendors are invited to set up for free. For more information, call (618) 532-8188...
Cape considers joining metro planning association (09/07/04)
A federally funded metropolitan planning organization could be in Cape Girardeau's future thanks to the efforts of a transportation consultant who believes the area has a large enough population to meet Census Bureau requirements. The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday approved a resolution to participate in what's being called the Greater Cape Girardeau Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. ...
Area picnics celebrate summer's last holiday (09/07/04)
Picnickers in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois spent their final summer holiday on Monday gathered outside for food and fun. Labor Day picnics are a tradition in both Olive Branch, Ill., and Advance, Mo., where the events are more like communitywide homecomings than small gatherings...
Community Q&A 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Name: Lori Schutte Lives in: Jackson Family: Husband and two children. Job: Office manager at Court Appointed Special Advocates. What do you like most about the area? This community is filled with wonderful people. Favorite food: Mexican. Favorite TV show: "Everybody Loves Raymond."...
Sixth dies after Aug. 29 accident (09/07/04)
A sixth person has died after an accident on Interstate 55 Aug. 29 involving a group traveling from Louisiana. Sammy Hearn, 47, of West Monroe, La., died Monday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Judicial circuit wins award for efficiency (09/07/04)
The 32nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri, which is made up of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties, has recently learned that it is one of three circuits among the 45 in the state recognized as the most efficient in case management for fiscal year 2003...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (09/07/04)
7:30 p.m. today Action items A motion to set the fall cleanup week for Oct. 11 to 15. A motion to approve a $383,612 change order to Dutch Enterprises in conjunction with the West Jackson Boulevard/South Hope Street water and sewer relocation. The change order was made because additional retaining walls were added from Phase 1 of the project and subtracted from Phase 2...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (09/07/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearings A hearing for a special-use permit to construct a new fire station, emergency operations center and communications tower at 1975 N. Sprigg St. A request of Patrick and Amy Higgins for a special-use permit to place two free-standing signs at 2917 Independence St...
Veteran KC firefighter killed in pumper truck wreck (09/07/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A veteran Kansas City firefighter was killed and four others were injured when a pumper truck collided with two cars and then slammed into a tree while answering a call. Acting Captain Gerald McGowan, 57, was normally a fire apparatus operator but was filling in as a captain when he was killed Sunday night. He had served with the department for 32 years...
Turf battles eclipse politics as blow to intelligence changes (09/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- Congress is giving itself a month to come up with legislation restructuring the nation's intelligence apparatus, but Republican leaders acknowledge the goal may fall victim to turf disputes and lawmakers' focus on getting themselves re-elected Nov. 2...
Jerry Lewis MDA telethon raises $59.4 million (09/07/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon raised $59.4 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, but organizers said Monday that power outages and other disruptions from Hurricane Frances contributed to a decline over last year. Donations totaled 1.8 percent less than last year's $60.5 million...
Frances hits Florida in Panhandle while others start cleanup (09/07/04)
ST. MARKS, Fla. -- Frances sloshed into the Florida Panhandle on Monday, taking a second swing at a storm-weary state where it already had knocked out power to 6 million people, torn up roofs and boats, and been blamed for at least five deaths. While Panhandle residents rode out the tropical storm's heavy rain and wind blowing at a sustained 65 mph, shutters started coming down in the south and residents began returning to homes they had evacuated...
NASA building suffers heavy damage from hurricane (09/07/04)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Hurricane Frances did more damage to the Kennedy Space Center than any other storm in history, tearing an estimated 1,000 exterior panels from a giant building where space vehicles are assembled, officials said Monday. No space shuttles were inside the 525-foot-high building, a familiar landmark at the space center. But center director James Kennedy said he feared the damage could set back NASA's effort to resume shuttle launches next spring...
Clinton recovering after quadruple bypass surgery (09/07/04)
NEW YORK -- Bill Clinton had a successful quadruple heart bypass operation Monday to relieve severely clogged arteries that doctors said had put the former president in grave danger of a major heart attack sometime soon. Clinton is expected to make a full recovery, but doctors said he was fortunate to have checked himself into the hospital when he did. ...
Bush draws record crowd (09/07/04)
From wire reports POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A crowd of nearly twice the population of Poplar Bluff gave an enthusiastic welcome to President George W. Bush in Ray Clinton Park on Monday. The event, which drew between 26,000 and 30,000 people, turned out to be one that drew the largest crowd the president has seen in this campaign. Bush made the Southeast Missouri stop after a signature petition asked him to visit the city...
Taxpayers foot $125 million of Kerry, Bush campaigns (09/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and John Kerry have accepted $75 million each in government financing for their campaigns for the White House but tens of millions more will be spent by the parties and partisan interest groups to influence the race. "The toughest period is still to come," first lady Laura Bush wrote in a fund-raising e-mail the Bush campaign sent during the Republican National Convention. ...
Nation briefs 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
American Muslims urge community to vote ROSEMONT, Ill. -- American Muslim leaders ended their largest annual meeting with a rousing plea to thousands of community members that they vote in the presidential election. Muslims urgently want to register their political presence in this country as a step toward ending what many believe are excesses in the war on terror. ...
Hurricane Ivan churns toward the Caribbean (09/07/04)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Hurricane Ivan churned toward the Caribbean on Monday, packing sustained winds of 115 mph and threatening to hit Barbados and other islands, after it strengthened from tropical storm status with unusual speed. Residents rushed to install storm shutters and schools remained closed in Barbados, where the Category 3 storm -- the fourth major hurricane of the season -- was expected to hit late today...
Russians observe day of mourning (09/07/04)
BESLAN, Russia -- A numb Russia observed the first national day of mourning for the more than 350 victims of the terrorist school seizure on Monday, while foreign planes delivered medical supplies to this grief-stricken southern region neighboring Chechnya...
General - New interrogation methods produce more intelligence (09/07/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military is reaping more high-quality intelligence tips from Iraqi prisoners than ever since it jettisoned several coercive interrogation techniques after the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal in May, the American general in charge of Iraqi prisons said Monday...
Suicide bombing kills Marines (09/07/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide attacker sped up to a U.S. military convoy outside Fallujah and detonated an explosives-packed vehicle on Monday, killing seven Marines and three Iraqi soldiers, U.S. military officials said. It was the deadliest day for American forces in four months...
World briefs 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
Death toll from China flooding rises to 76 BEIJING -- Torrential floods in southwest China have claimed at least 76 lives, prompting beleaguered local officials to seek help Monday from the military in rescuing hundreds trapped by mudslides and caved-in roads, state media reported. Days of heavy rain in Sichuan province and the municipality of Chongqing have swamped entire villages and ruined huge swathes of farmland, the official Xinhua News Agency said...
Hamas leaders in Syria go underground after threats (09/07/04)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Hamas leaders in Damascus, who have operated in the Syrian capital with secrecy for the past year, appear to have gone deeper underground after Israeli threats to target them in retaliation for recent suicide bombings in Israel. Hamas claimed responsibility Thursday for the Aug. ...
Norwegian team prepares to follow famous Heyerdahl route (09/07/04)
OSLO, Norway -- Nearly 60 years after Thor Heyerdahl sailed his Kon-Tiki balsa raft across the Pacific to prove a theory about ancient mariners, a team that includes his grandson plans to recreate the 101-day epic voyage -- although the craft will have solar panels, a satellite navigation system and a link to the Internet...
Israeli spy satellite falls into sea (09/07/04)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli spy satellite plunged into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after launch Monday, dealing a severe blow to Israel's attempts to closely monitor potential enemies. The mishap occurred when boosters for the Ofek-6 satellite failed, the Defense Ministry said after the top-secret launch from the seaside Palmachim air force base in southern Israel. The satellite fell into the sea near the port city of Ashdod...
Gaza City airstrike leaves 13 Palestinians dead (09/07/04)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli helicopters attacked a Hamas training field early Tuesday, killing at least 13 Palestinians and wounding 25 in the bloodiest strike in Gaza in months, officials from both sides said. Most of the casualties were members of the anti-Israeli militant group...
Otahkians edge Xavier, improve to 3-1 (09/07/04)
Through four games of the 2004 season, Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team is 3-1 -- and coach Heather Nelson couldn't be happier. "I'm delighted," Nelson said following Sunday's 3-2 victory over Xavier in front of more than 200 fans at Houck Stadium. "I knew our non-conference schedule would be very tough and to be 3-1 against the teams we've played so far, I'm very happy."...
Ponder, Amano survive final round of cuts (09/07/04)
There were cuts, cuts and more cuts over the holiday weekend as National Football League teams got down to the 53-man roster limit for the regular season. But a pair of Southeast Missouri State University products were not among the casualties, meaning the Indians will have two NFL players when the season opens this week...
Indians win finale on trip to Canada (09/07/04)
Golson scored 26 points in the men's basketball victory against Mohawk. Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team concluded its three-game exhibition trip to Canada with Sunday's 81-64 victory against Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario...
Singh wins tourney, overtakes Woods in rankings (09/07/04)
The Associated Press NORTON, Mass. -- Vijay Singh has been playing the best golf in the world for a long time. Now he has Tiger Woods' No. 1 ranking to prove it. Singh finished his long climb to the top of golf's ultimate leaderboard by beating Woods in a head-to-head matchup, shooting a 69 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship by three strokes and claim Woods' spot as the top-ranked player in the world...
Edmonds turns hot streak into big season (09/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Homestands like the one Jim Edmonds just blitzed through, batting .455 with four homers, five doubles and 13 RBIs in six games, are not all that uncommon for him. What's unique about this season, though, is that the St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder has been putting up those type of numbers for a half-season. Edmonds has long been known for building a season through a progression of highs and lows, but now he's sustaining the production...
Pace returns, and just in time (09/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Orlando Pace really cut it close this year. The five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle will get only four days of practice to prepare for the St. Louis Rams' opener after signing a one-year contract for $7.02 million late Sunday night and hitting the field on Monday...
Tigers were passing fancy (09/07/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- With an evolving offensive attack, one point of emphasis for No. 19 Missouri appears answered, at least for now. The coaching staff, which wants to expand the passing game this season, saw positive results in the Tigers' season-opening 52-20 win against Arkansas State on Saturday...
Davenport advances to quarters (09/07/04)
NEW YORK -- Venus Williams was grunting loudly, Lindsay Davenport was muttering to herself, and the fans were jumping out of their seats after each point. The matchup was fit for a Grand Slam final, not the fourth round. So, too, was the riveting last game...
Daughter takes phone hostage (09/07/04)
You can't have enough telephones, not in a family with a 12-year-old daughter. Becca has a telephone in her room, but that hasn't stopped her from kidnapping our kitchen phone and holding it hostage. The phone rings. Joni or I go to answer it and we're confronted with a beeping kitchen phone base but no phone...
Burrito-Ville back on Broadway; DQ out (09/07/04)
Burrito-Ville is getting ready to mark its fourth birthday in Cape Girardeau, and to celebrate, owner Justin Denton has arranged a homecoming of sorts. After two years at 820 Sprigg St., the eatery will be returning to Broadway in early October. The business began at 1027 Broadway in 2000. ...
'Hero' tops weak box office returns (09/07/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Jet Li's Chinese martial-arts epic "Hero" relegated four new movies to the nether regions of the box office in what ended up as one of the most feeble Labor Day weekends in memory. "Hero" ranked No. 1 by collecting an estimated $11.5 million over the holiday, which is traditionally a slow time at movie theaters as many people try to enjoy the last big summer weekend outdoors...
Fox beats broadcast networks in ratings of GOP convention (09/07/04)
NEW YORK -- Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and Peter Jennings playing second fiddle to Brit Hume on a major story would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago. Now that it's happened -- Fox News Channel beating NBC, CBS and ABC in head-to-head competition during the Republican convention -- TV watchers are pondering whether the unprecedented event was epochal or inevitable...
Drivers with black box in car saving on insurance (09/07/04)
For two months, Jacob Sevlie's insurance company tagged along whenever he slid behind the wheel of his Honda Accord. An electronic monitor the size of a matchbook closely tracked Sevlie's driving time and behavior. If he had a heavy foot or was a sudden braker, the auto data recorder would betray him...
People on the move 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Fark named principal at Trinity Lutheran Terry Fark is the new principal at Trinity Lutheran School in Cape Girardeau. Fark has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and administration. He was most recently principal at Immanuel Lutheran School in Murphysboro, Ill...
ABC News banks on digital platforms and 'ABC News Now' service (09/07/04)
NEW YORK -- As Peter Jennings opened gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican National Convention one evening, he posed an unconventional question to a Texas delegate: Is it true Republicans dress better than Democrats? Minutes later, the ABC News anchor asked a woman in the front row of the Missouri delegation how she got such a good seat. Then he posed for a souvenir photo with a Wisconsin delegate -- on the air...
Toxic Scott City site becoming recycling center (09/07/04)
In 2001, Millennium Environmental Services of Missouri Inc. abandoned the property at 3100 Industrial Fuel Drive in Scott City, leaving little more than a toxic waste dump of barrels brimming with hazardous chemicals. But now that facility is emerging from the lingering fumes left by its previous tenant to take on a new identity...
Business memo 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Spartech Corp. buys three divisions of VPIThe St. Louis-based Spartech Corp. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of three divisions of Vinyl Plastics Inc., which is based in Wisconsin. Those VPI operations acquired include the sheet products division that serves graphic arts, medical packaging and retail markets; the contract manufacturing division, which provides noncarpet flooring and sound barrier products to the transportation industry; and the film and converting division, which prints and laminates products for distribution. ...
Nadine Sams (09/07/04)
Nadine B. Sams, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Steven Cain (09/07/04)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Steven Michael Cain, 54, of Wolf Lake died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, east of Anna, Ill. He was born Sept. 13, 1949, in Tuscola, Ill., son of Clifford Dean and Clara Louise Peddycourt Cain. He attended Anna Heights Baptist Church and was a member of Anna Moose Lodge 1346...
Helen Liley (09/07/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Helen Louise Liley, 81, of St. Louis, formerly of Marble Hill, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Brookview Nursing Home in Maryland Heights, Mo. She was born April 23, 1923, in Stanton, Texas, daughter of John and Lucille Richards Phillips. She and James A. Liley Jr. were married Aug. 16, 1944...
Nancy Sorrels (09/07/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Nancy Davis Sorrels, 78, of Anna died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004. She was born Feb. 3, 1926, at Anna, the daughter of Ora and Clella Davis Davis. She and Bill Sorrels were married Sept. 9, 1945, at Anna. He died Aug. 18, 1989. Survivors include four daughters, Cindy Swope and Mindy Carter, both of Anna, Cecelia Hodges of Gatesville, Texas, and Nan Ginsburg of Makanda, Ill.; a brother, Jim Davis of Anna; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Eugene Popp (09/07/04)
Eugene Popp, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Juanita Miser (09/07/04)
Juanita Miser, 29, of the Cape Girardeau area died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Ruby Popp (09/07/04)
Ruby Erna Popp, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Earl J. Hayes Jr. (09/07/04)
Earl J. Hayes Jr. of Marked Tree, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Lepanto, Ark., son of Earl J. and Lillie Trucks Hayes Sr. He first married Colon B. Williams, and later married Mary B. Richardson Smith...
Donald Chappius (09/07/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald J. Chappius, 53, of Perryville, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born June 28, 1951, at Perryville, the son of John Vincent and Elsie Marie Ernst Chappius. He and Rebecca G. McDowell were married Dec. 30, 1977. She died Sept. 12, 1997...
Births 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
Williams Son to Roger Dale and Stephanie Dawn Williams of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:04 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. Name, Kody Dale. Weight, 6 pounds 5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Williams is the former Stephanie Schneider, daughter of Sharon Schneider of Gordonville and Butch Schneider of Jackson. She is employed at Capaha Bank. Williams is the son of Ron and Mona Lawrence of Anna, Ill. He is employed by city of Cape Girardeau...
Cape police report 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kevin Keith Bevell Jr., 17, of 518 S. Ellis St., was arrested on complaints of driving while intoxicated, no proof of insurance and no rear lights on a vehicle...
Cape fire report 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 5:38 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Pacific Street. At 8:23 p.m., a fire alarm sounding at 3120 Independence St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 9/7/04 (09/07/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 7, 1994 BENTON, Mo. -- State auditors have recommended changes in financial operation of Scott County Sheriff's Department and urged Sheriff Bill Ferrell to avoid even appearance of conflict of interest; recommendations are part of audit of county government covering three years ending Dec. 31...
On target (09/07/04)
No wonder Rudy Giuliani, Ed Koch, Mayor Bloomberg and Sen. John McCain brought the Republican Convention to its feet with their stirring pleas to fight terror and re-elect President Bush. The speakers all grasped the essential reality of this year's presidential contest: If the election is about foreign policy Bush will win. But if it is about domestic policy, Kerry will prevail...
Missouri's meth problem (09/07/04)
The Joplin Globe Well, it comes as no big surprise that Missouri continues to be a hotbed for methamphetamine manufacturers. That's the bad news. But there is a glimmer of good news too. The number of meth labs seized through the first half of this year (1,460) is running behind the 1,655 seizures made during the same period in 2003. Is a trend developing?...
Demolition safety (09/07/04)
Evacuations are for wars, and violent storms, and earthquakes. Evacuations are what we read about involving people somewhere else. Last week saw the evacuation of some 2.5 million Floridians as Hurricane Frances headed for that state's eastern coast...
Speak Out 09/07/04 (09/07/04)
Spend on police, fire THE CITY is wondering what it's going to do with that $1 million accumulated from the hotel-restaurant taxes. How about the police and fire departments and the senior center? We need to pay our police and firemen more money. Budget bleeding...
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