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Cape Girardeau city Council 6-6-05 (06/06/05)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearing * A public hearing to discuss the past performance by the city in carrying out the Community Development Block Grant 2000 loan and 2001 grant to construct a building and water main to support the location of an aircraft manufacturer at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport...
Fire report 06/06/05 (06/06/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: * At 5:22 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Kingshighway. * At 6:01 p.m., car fire at 520 Morgan Oak St. * At 10:27 p.m., motor vehicle accident at North Kingshighway and Interstate 55...
34/72 widening project in Jackson to close section of Farmington Road (06/06/05)
Farmington Road at the intersection of West Jackson Boulevard will be closed beginning today as work continues on the Highway 34/72 widening project in Jackson. Farmington is a fairly busy residential street that many residents use to cut over from Highway 34/72 to Main Street or Route D...
Page from a naturalist's notebook (06/06/05)
Five-year-old Isabelle Singh petted a coyote at the new Cape Girardeau County nature center on Sunday. But she wasn't bitten because the fur she touched was on a pelt laid out by the Department of Conservation to educate children about Missouri mammals in the center's first "Naturalist's Notebook" presentation...
League of Women Voters elects, installs new officers (06/06/05)
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri elected and installed officers to serve from 2005 to 2006 at its annual meeting held at the Johnson Facility Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. New officers are president Janice Miller, first vice president Mary Ellen Sharp, second vice president Barbara Port, secretary Linda Burns, treasurer Nelda Steffen, directors Frances Harris, Pamela Hearn, Luitgard Ramsey, Jonell McNeely; nominating committee Glenda Quinn, Martha Vandivort.. ...
The fisherman's tale (06/06/05)
Ron Niswonger believes he was born to fish. He's been doing it since age 3, first in the creek in front of his parents' Southeast Missouri home and now in professional fishing tournaments around the state. "It's magic, that's all I can tell you," Niswonger said. "When I was little, heaven to me was sitting on a bank watching the cork disappear under the water."...
Community digest 6/6/05 (06/06/05)
AARP meets today for tour of the Marquette; McClure census forms distributed today; Damage assessment course held in Scott Co.; Fun Club begins today at Red Star Baptist; Jackson Municipal Band to perform Thursday; Jaco family reunion planned for Saturday; Open house at Trail of Tears on Saturday; Wampler reunion to be held in county park; Overbeck family to meet in county park Sunday
Cape officials poised to raise fees (06/06/05)
Cape Girardeau sewer, water and trash customers should expect higher fees beginning with their July bills, but city officials maintain that the increases are nominal and are needed mainly to help pay city employee raises that were given in January. An ordinance introducing the rate increases is to be introduced at Monday night's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting and the public is invited to give its input during a public hearing...
Community Q&A 6/6/05 (06/06/05)
* Name: Rose Musgrave-Quinn...
Parents Without Partners sets activities for June (06/06/05)
For information on the following events, call 335-0797 or 243-2298. * From 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and June 15, 22 and 29, PWP will attend line dance lessons at Silver Saddle Country Dance Club, 330 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau. There is a cost. The activity is open to the public...
Trial judgment could bankrupt church (06/06/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A $6 million judgment against the United Methodist Church in Missouri is about $500,000 more than the church's total net assets and could bankrupt the church, the Missouri conference's new bishop told members over the weekend. Last month, a Springfield jury awarded $4 million in punitive damages to Teresa Norris, who already had been awarded $2 million in compensatory damages...
Confederate ceremony draws hundreds while others protest (06/06/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hundreds of people turned out for a Confederate memorial service Sunday held under the rebel battle flag, as others demonstrated their disapproval outside the Missouri Governor's Mansion. The crowd at the annual ceremony at Confederate Memorial State Historic Site in Higginsville was about four times larger than organizers had expected. Site administrator Greta Marshall attributed the roughly 400-person turnout to the return of the Confederate flag...
Boonville bridge provides lesson in state politics (06/06/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For quite a while now, Katy Railroad Bridge 191.1 over the Missouri River literally has been a bridge to nowhere. The last locomotive crossed its steel frame when Ronald Reagan was president. And it's not even possible for a train to try it again...
Stadium negotiations continue day before vote (06/06/05)
NEW YORK -- Negotiations on a controversial proposal to build a $2 billion stadium that is part of the city's bid to play host to the 2012 Summer Olympics continued on Sunday, with only one day to go before a rescheduled vote on the project. The Public Authorities Control Board's vote on $300 million in state funding for the West Side Stadium was postponed for a second time Friday and rescheduled for today...
Send resume to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. if interested in Fed job (06/06/05)
WASHINGTON -- Wanted: expert with a deep understanding of what makes the economy tick. Must have credibility with Wall Street and the ability to deal deftly with financial turmoil, anytime, anywhere. Politically adept. A consensus builder. Unflappable. Business experience welcome, but not required...
Sen. Biden- U.S. needs to shut down Guantanamo prison (06/06/05)
WASHINGTON -- A leading Senate Democrat said Sunday the United States needs to move toward shutting down the military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "This has become the greatest propaganda tool that exists for recruiting of terrorists around the world. And it is unnecessary to be in that position," said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del...
Back problems send Jackson to emergency room (06/06/05)
SOLVANG, Calif. -- Michael Jackson was taken to an emergency room Sunday for treatment of a back problem that has plagued him throughout his molestation trial. He later left to the thunder of flashbulbs. Jackson, accompanied by a bodyguard, arrived at the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital about five miles from his Neverland ranch at about 2:30 p.m., spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said...
Trial of Saddam to begin in two months (06/06/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein will go on trial within two months on charges of crimes against humanity, with prosecutors focusing on 12 "thoroughly documented" counts, including the gassing of thousands of Kurds in northern Iraq, a spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday...
Iran extends freeze on nuclear enrichment until end of July (06/06/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran injected some breathing space into the global crisis over its nuclear program on Sunday, saying it will extend its suspension of uranium enrichment until the end of July to give European negotiators time to prepare a proposal it can accept...
Hezbollah, allies declare clean sweep in elections (06/06/05)
BINT JBEIL, Lebanon -- Hezbollah and its Shiite allies claimed victory in southern Lebanon in Sunday's second stage of national elections, a vote the militant group hopes will prove its strength and send a message of defiance to the United States. Hundreds of Hezbollah supporters drove through the streets of Beirut waving the group's yellow flag in celebration. ...
Normandy gears up for 61st D-Day anniversary (06/06/05)
SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France -- World War II veterans and dignitaries were gathering in Normandy for ceremonies today to honor the sacrifices of Allied soldiers who died in the D-Day landings 61 years ago. Dozens of ceremonies were planned to commemorate those who fought and died on the five blood-soaked beaches during the June 6, 1944, siege that marked the beginning of the end of the Nazi regime. ...
Unrest in West Bank, Gaza over jobs, police (06/06/05)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians angered with their government's failure to provide security jobs or seeking revenge for past killings have engaged in armed confrontations that are calling into question Mahmoud Abbas' ability to pacify his territories. ...
Aruba police charge two in teen's disappearance (06/06/05)
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Two men were charged Sunday in connection with the disappearance last week of an Alabama teenager who was visiting the island with classmates to celebrate their high school graduation, Aruba's attorney general said. Authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island also requested a special diving team from the FBI because of rough currents in some areas, said Attorney General Caren Janssen...
Two Central players chosen for all-star game (06/06/05)
Central seniors Brandon Cooper and Scott Brueckner were selected to participate in the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 Senior All-Star Game, scheduled for Saturday at T.R. Hughes Stadium in St. Charles. Cooper led the Tigers with a .431 batting average to go along with 24 RBIs...
Ford and Sons drops finale in tourney (06/06/05)
The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons American Legion team faltered defensively Sunday during a 7-5 loss to Jonesboro (Ark.) to conclude its particapation in the Paragould (Ark.) Tournament. Cape went 1-2 in the tournament and is also now 1-2 on the season...
Caps dominate first meeting (06/06/05)
There have been some close games and some blowouts in the Cape Girardeau baseball rivalry between the Plaza Tire Capahas and Riverdogs, but one thing has remained constant. The tradition-rich Capahas never lose to the upstart Riverdogs. That trend continued on a steamy Sunday afternoon at Capaha Field, as Plaza Tire used a seven-run sixth inning as the springboard for a 10-0 romp. The contest was stopped in the bottom of the eighth inning on the 10-run mercy rule...
Biffle posts fourth win of season (06/06/05)
DOVER, Del. -- Greg Biffle says taming The Monster Mile is no easy chore -- even though it appeared that way as he cruised to his fourth victory of the season Sunday in a crash-littered MBNA 400. "I almost wrecked a couple of times, but was able to save it," he said after his surprising run toward the top of Nextel Cup competition got a boost from the lopsided victory. "I got it where the wheel wouldn't turn and I got completely out of the gas. It was a miracle that I kept it off the wall."...
Teenage sensation Nadal captures title (06/06/05)
PARIS -- Rafael Nadal, the new king of clay, put on a show worthy of the royalty watching him. Red dust caked Nadal from his hair to his sneakers after his French Open triumph Sunday, the charismatic teen who plays with a pugnacious smirk holding both dirty hands up to a beaming King Juan Carlos of Spain in the box above...
Tucker hopes for good health (06/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- After a couple of injury-plagued seasons, the St. Louis Rams' new starting left guard is happy to just be on the field. Rex Tucker hasn't played an entire year since 2001. "I'm just happy to be here," Tucker said at the team's three-day minicamp. "I'd be lying if I told you I'd assumed I'd always keep playing...
Brown's future depends on Wade's health (06/06/05)
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade's health could play a part in Larry Brown's immediate future. Wade's availability for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between Miami and Detroit tonight was still unknown on Sunday, but whether the Heat's leading scorer can play may be a major contributing factor whether Brown will be coaching for the final time...
Bryant wins Memorial (06/06/05)
Bart Bryant hit some dramatic shots Sunday at the Memorial, even if no one seemed to notice until an unlikely par on the final hole gave him a one-shot victory over Fred Couples. Bryant stole the lead from Couples with a 5-foot birdie on the 17th, then somehow escaped with par after his tee shot went into the hazard down the left side of the 18th fairway. He took a penalty drop, hit into 15 feet and watched the putt catch enough of the left side of the hole to drop for a 4-under 68...
Clemens grinds out win over Cardinals (06/06/05)
HOUSTON -- Already trailing 3-0 after the first inning, Roger Clemens sidled up to Astros manager Phil Garner in the dugout and warned him to get ready for a long afternoon. Most days, that's an insurmountable deficit for the worst offense in the majors. On Sunday, Houston erased it by the second inning and finally gave their ace some run support...
Luxury spa to open in downtown (06/06/05)
Want to put caviar on your face instead of eating it? (Who doesn't?) Want to have something done to your body called a mud wrap? Want to pamper yourself instead of your toddler? Then you'll be glad to know that a new luxury spa -- that features, among other things, caviar facials -- is coming to downtown Cape Girardeau. Spa 151 on the River, so named because it's located at 151 S. Spanish St., is holding a grand opening June 18...
'Doubt' wins Tony for best play; 'Spamalot' best musical (06/06/05)
NEW YORK -- "Doubt," John Patrick Shanley's drama of suspicion and certainty set in a parochial school in the Bronx, was named best play Sunday as the 2005 Tonys celebrated the best of a busy Broadway theater season. "Monty Python's Spamalot," an irreverent romp inspired by the British troupe's film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," took the prize for best musical, as well as for director Mike Nichols and featured actress Sara Ramirez, who portrays the divalike Lady in the Lake in the zany spoof.. ...
Bowling lanes try upscale approach (06/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- From brightly hued bowling balls to champagne cocktails and scores displayed on plasma TVs, hip new bowling alleys have popped up around the nation in recent years, providing patrons with remarkably upscale spots to roll a few frames. The venues typically combine a lounge-like atmosphere with an unconventional twist on food and drink. Think Pop Rocks-rimmed martinis rather than a pitcher of draft beer...
Jackson woman reaches her 50th year of cutting people's hair (06/06/05)
The first time Eula McSpadden cut someone's hair, it was her own. She was 3 years old, standing on her bedroom dresser and watching in the mirror as she delicately trimmed her little-girl locks. That was 77 years ago. But McSpadden knew way back then she wanted to be a beautician. So when she celebrated her 80th birthday last Saturday, she also celebrated the fact that her dream had been realized. In fact, McSpadden has been a beautician for 50 years with no sign of slowing down...
Firms dissecting music to pinpoint buyers' tastes (06/06/05)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- In a computer-crammed space at Savage Beast Technologies, divergent melodies seep softly from headphones worn by young men and women who listen to music with the intensity of submarine sonar operators. Their job is to discern and define attributes in tunes by artists as diverse as teen diva Hilary Duff and jazz legend Miles Davis...
People on the move 06/06/05 (06/06/05)
US Bank names market president; Accountants attend school audit conference; Big River Telephone hires 2002 Southeast grad; Health department names employee of the month; Commercial manager at US Bank named; General Electric Capital appoints insurance rep
Business memo 06/06/05 (06/06/05)
Business Development Center offers counseling...
Shirley Francis (06/06/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Shirley Penrod Francis, 70, of Springfield died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Mercy-St. John's Regional Health System in Springfield. She was born Jan. 28, 1935, daughter of Floyd and Emma Williams Vavak. She and Ivan E. Francis were married April 3, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nev...
Clifton Denny (06/06/05)
Clifton Floyd "Cliff" Denny, 97, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Mount Erie, Ill., died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born April 12, 1908, in Mount Erie, son of Noah and Barbara Kantzer Denny. He and Wilma Keyser were married Nov. 1, 1938, in Portland, Ind...
Johnny Riggs (06/06/05)
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Johnny Dewayne Riggs III, infant son of Johnny Dewayne Riggs Jr. and Suprene Nacole Lee, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky. Survivors include his father of Cairo, Ill.; his mother of Barlow, Ky.; his maternal grandfather, Steve Lee of Mayfield; his maternal grandmother, Teresa Pearson of Barlow; and his paternal grandfather, Bubba Riggs of Cairo...
Fred Robertson (06/06/05)
Fred William Robertson, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born July 8, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles and Veda Schrand Robertson. Robertson served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 20, 1943, to Jan. 19, 1946. He was an optician for Rhea Optical for 35 years, since 1947. He was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, and an avid bowler and fisherman...
Police reports 6/6/05 (06/06/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Autumn N. Crowden, 17, 1413 N. Frisco St., Chaffee, Mo., was arrested upon suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol...
Fire reports 6/6/05 (06/06/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: * At 5:22 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Kingshighway. * At 6:01 p.m., car fire at 520 Morgan Oak St. * At 10:27 p.m., motor vehicle accident at North Kingshighway and Interstate 55...
Out of the past 6/6/05 (06/06/05)
25 years ago: June 6, 1980 Demonstration displays of the county's new punch-card voting system have been set up at a number of banks and savings and loan offices in Cape Girardeau and Jackson; County Clerk Rodney Miller says the displays offer voters the opportunity to use the system before the Aug. 6 primary election...
A northbound Water Street creates problems (06/06/05)
Q: I have read many times that Water Street needs to be one way going south, but have never understood why. If Main is already going south, why can't Water Street go north? A: "Water Street could be made one-way northbound, but this would create its own set of problems," said Kent Bratton, Cape Girardeau city planner. ...
Spirit of America (06/06/05)
Great Americans are in our midst. That is the belief behind the Southeast Missourian's Spirit of America Award, which each year honors someone who represents the spirit of the country at its best. The newspaper is accepting nominations for the third annual Spirit of America Award to be presented July 4 at Libertyfest in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 6/6/05 (06/06/05)
Plagiarism OK if ...; Political warfare; All about money; Enforce the promises; Here's the source; Iraq's future; Political opportunity; Disappointed alumnus; Safety first; Marketable degree; Great graduation; Wasted embryos; Dirty tricks; More heroes; Really important; Action photos; Tending the gardens; Faded ribbons; Faithful employee; Children's 'rights'; Crucial vote; Be very afraid; Ask any bald guy; Junk to treasure; Too much aggravation; Not a privilege; Video advantage
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