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Calendar to address community concerns (06/22/05)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Community Caring Council are sponsoring a Family Fun and Learning Activities Calendar to highlight activities in Cape Girardeau County and Scott City that some think may be missed. "There are so many good things going on in our community, but what we have found is a lack of awareness," said Marla Mills, United Way of Southeast Missouri assistant director. "The idea is to encourage families to do things together."...
UM system considering fixed tuition rate plan (06/22/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While University of Missouri system president Elson Floyd is floating a proposal to ensure that incoming freshmen experience no tuition increases while pursuing undergraduate degrees, Southeast Missouri State University is unlikely to pursue a similar tuition structure...
Cape Girardeau police catch suspect after chase (06/22/05)
Suspect in illegal drug transaction flees, abandons automobile. An unidentified male suspect was taken into police custody Tuesday afternoon in Cape Girardeau following a short but eventful chase near the intersection of Broadway and Kingshighway. The chase began at 1:44 p.m. when a Cape Girardeau patrolman attempted to make a traffic stop of a 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on Broadway, said police...
Ex-Cape woman among 3,000 who sought lost Boy Scout (06/22/05)
A former Cape Girardeau resident was among those who searched for the 11-year-old Boy Scout found alive and in good condition Tuesday after spending four days lost in the Utah wilderness. Joann Deevers Askins of Park City, Utah, and formerly of Cape Girardeau, was one of about 3,000 volunteers who searched for Brennan Hawkins. On Monday, Askins and a party of 21 other people searched an area near the spot in the Uinta Mountains where Brennan was later found...
Nostalgic frame of mind (06/22/05)
NEAR VAN BUREN, Mo. -- When the Stephens family of nearby Winona wants to go out for dinner and a movie on a Friday night, they don't pick sit-down restaurants and multiscreen megaplexes. They go to the drive-in, where they can pay $5 each for two movies, eat for just a few dollars and relax in their lawn chairs or on blankets in the grass...
Strip bar in Cape may lose licenses (06/22/05)
The police chief said a pattern of violations has led to the city's current action. The adult-business license for a Cape Girardeau striptease bar may not be renewed because of a decade of city ordinance violations, police chief Steve Strong said Tuesday...
Gonzales seeks minimum for federal sentences (06/22/05)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales called Tuesday for requiring federal judges to adhere to guidelines that set mandatory minimum prison sentences, saying there is evidence of growing disparity in jail terms since a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Under the ruling, the guidelines now are only advisory. Legislation in Congress would set mandatory minimums for many types of crime...
Missouri to charge fee for parole, probation (06/22/05)
The law allows the state to charge anyone under its supervision up to $60 a month. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Tens of thousands of people placed on probation or parole in Missouri soon could be charged a monthly fee to help cover the costs of their supervision...
Bush encourages Social Security bill without private investment (06/22/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush encouraged a Republican senator on Tuesday to offer Social Security legislation that would not include private investment accounts. The White House said the president still was committed to allowing workers to invest part of their Social Security taxes...
Stocks mixed as investors eye oil prices (06/22/05)
NEW YORK -- Stocks finished an uninspiring session mixed Tuesday as investors kept a wary eye on near-record oil prices and debated the prospect of a Social Security reform package without private investment accounts. One day after reaching record highs, crude oil futures fell below $59 per barrel, but the historically high prices were still weighing on investors' enthusiasm for stocks. A barrel of light crude settled at $58.90, down 47 cents, on the New York Mercantile Exchange...
Bush, premier of Vietnam meet (06/22/05)
WASHINGTON -- In a meeting that marks a decade of normalized relations, Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai is asking President Bush to help his nation join the World Trade Organization while Bush is raising concerns about human rights abuses. The 71-year-old Vietnamese leader met Bush in the Oval Office on Tuesday during a weeklong visit to the United States, where he is meeting with business leaders on both coasts. ...
Ex-Klansman guilty in 1964 slayings (06/22/05)
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- Ever since the 1960s, the families of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman have desperately longed for the day when someone would be brought to justice in the deaths of their loved ones. That day came Tuesday -- 41 years to the day after the three civil rights workers were ambushed by a gang of Ku Klux Klansmen, shot to death on an isolated country road, and buried in an earthen dam...
Israeli train collision kills seven (06/22/05)
REVADIM, Israel -- A passenger train collided with a coal delivery truck in a remote field in central Israel Tuesday, killing at least seven people and injuring nearly 200. Police said the crash appeared to be an accident. Passengers were thrown from the train cars. Three train cars derailed and were left mangled and twisted wrecks. Splinters of metal were strewn on the side of the tracks, some dozens of yards away...
Sikeston's late rally beats Jackson Legion (06/22/05)
Jackson's American Legion team allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth to fall 4-3 to Sikeston in the opening game of a doubleheader at Sikeston on Tuesday. Jackson, which has dropped four straight, fell to 10-9 overall and 1-2 in district play. Results from the second game were not available at press time...
Mower racing is growing as fast as, well ... the grass (06/22/05)
An average person might take a day or two to get his lawnmower in shape for the summer months. Phil Thompson, on the other hand, would spend about a month on his. Of course, he'd be priming it for something a little more exciting than mowing his lawn...
French Open champ shown the door (06/22/05)
WIMBLEDON, England -- French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne ran out of comebacks Tuesday and lost in the first round at Wimbledon. The Belgian became the first Roland Garros women's champion since 1962 to lose her opening match at Wimbledon when she was beaten by Eleni Daniilidou of Greece, 7-6 (8), 2-6, 7-5...
Agreement will block prep stars' path to NBA (06/22/05)
SAN ANTONIO -- The days of jumping from the preps to the pros -- the route to the NBA chosen by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady and others -- are almost over. A one-year increase in the minimum age was part of a new six-year collective bargaining agreement tentatively reached Tuesday by owners and players...
ASU's Larish helps eliminate Nebraska with three HRs (06/22/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Jeff Larish matched a College World Series record with three homers, and J.J. Sferra drove in the game-winning run with a bloop single in the 11th inning as Arizona State rallied for an 8-7 victory Tuesday and eliminated hometown favorite Nebraska...
Reds fire manager, blast Cardinals 11-4 (06/22/05)
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds brought fireworks back to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night. Backup catcher Javier Valentin drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a bases-loaded walk to help the Reds to an 11-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Jerry Narron's debut as interim manager...
Pistons force a decisive Game 7 (06/22/05)
Detroit's resilient nature shined again in a 95-86 victory Tuesday night. SAN ANTONIO -- Larry Brown and Gregg Popovich met at midcourt as the final buzzer sounded to exchange handshakes and a hug. Never before has there been an NBA Finals moment quite like it, and another rarity -- a Game 7 for the championship -- will unfold next...
Sports briefs 6/22/05 (06/22/05)
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For $100 an hour, trainer needs sense of humor (06/22/05)
Good health is getting more expensive, at least for me. My personal trainer, Neil, just informed me he took a few more certification courses and now charges $100 an hour. I've got a couple problems with that. First of all, anyone who makes that much money should be legally permitted to write me prescriptions for painkillers...
Many tiers of joy (06/22/05)
"The most dangerous food in the world is wedding cake," maintains an old American proverb. This is the month of the year -- named after Juno, the patroness of marriage -- when lots of people choose to live dangerously...
Selections showcase hot summer meals (06/22/05)
We have not received much reader mail in the past few weeks, which is normal in the summer. But this week we did get several recipes to share with you and a request from a reader. As you try new recipes this summer, remember to send them in so other readers might enjoy them, too...
Martha Vandivort (06/22/05)
Martha Vandivort, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Garrett (06/22/05)
Michael Lee Garrett, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 31, 1953, in St. Charles, Mo., son of Leo Roland and Barbara June Gentry Garrett. He and Donna Faye Harmon were married June 10, 1978, in Sullivan, Mo...
Alice Julian (06/22/05)
Alice Julian, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Stephen Meier (06/22/05)
FARRAR, Mo.-- Stephen Lynn Meier, 49, of Farrar died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Perry County, Mo. He was born Aug. 28, 1955, in Cape Girar-deau, son of Melvin and Helen C. Biester Meier. Meier was a truck driver with Gilster-Mary Lee. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church...
Winifred Guthrie (06/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Winifred G. Guthrie, 95, of Sikeston died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1909, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of William and Margie Hargis Hulen. She married Robert L. "Bob" Guthrie, who died April 3, 1982...
LeRoy Lukefahr (06/22/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LeRoy W. Lukefahr, 78, of Perryville died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau. He was born July 19, 1926, in Perry County, Mo., son of Joseph Daniel and Emma Gertrude Huber Lukefahr. He and Patsy Oehl were married June 25, 1950...
Charles Hill (06/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charles H. Hill, 93, of Sikeston died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1912, in Charleston, son of Charles Nicholas and Mary Scott Hill. He and Grace M. Woods were married Oct. 29, 1933. She died Feb. 24, 2003...
James Purchase (06/22/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- James W. Purchase, 86, of Cairo died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Ruth Norton (06/22/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Ruth Marie Norton, 77, of Poplar Bluff died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 1, 1927, daughter of Harvey and Nancy Wren DePew. She first married Charles Eugene Rainey in 1945. He died in 1970. She and Ben S. Norton were married in April 1973...
Robert Williams (06/22/05)
Robert E. Williams, 74, of Corning, Ark., died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 6, 1931, in Greenville, Ill., son of Floyd and Peggy Paulding Reetz Will-iams. He and Charlene Williams were married in 1990. She died in 1997...
Joseph Lundstrum (06/22/05)
Joseph Eldon Lundstrum, 69, of Tyler, Texas, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in Tyler. He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Macomb, Ill., son of Bruce F. and Alma Frits Lundstrum. Lundstrum moved to Tyler in 2004 from Onalaska, Texas. He was a mechanic and farmer. He was a member of Lakewood Church...
Marvin Burroughs (06/22/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marvin O. Burroughs, 88, of Perryville, formerly of Frohna, Mo., died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was born May 19, 1917, at Frohna, son of Otto and Magdalena Mueller Burroughs. He and Bernice Hellwege were married Oct. 19, 1941...
LaDonna Phelps (06/22/05)
LaDonna Jo Phelps, 56, of Jupiter, Fla., died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Jupiter Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1948, in Cape Girar-deau, daughter of Walter Joseph and Arvazena "Bobbie" Roberts Meinz. Phelps was formerly of Scott City and was a teacher with Scott City School District. She moved to Jupiter nine years ago. She was a 1970 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University...
Babe Reed (06/22/05)
Babe Ruth Reed, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born June 8, 1927, at Brownwood, Mo., daughter of Henry and Disa Long Gipson. She and Kenneth H. Reed were married Oct. 19, 1966, in Metropolis, Ill. Reed moved to Cape Girardeau in June 2004 from Paducah, Ky...
Elizabeth Schoen (06/22/05)
Elizabeth Schoen, 95, of Jackson died Monday, June 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Penrod Jr. (06/22/05)
Clinton Penrod Jr., 81, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 3, 1923, at Neelys Landing, son of Clinton and Hanna Pinkerton Penrod. He and Kathryn M. Craft were married Feb. 13, 1948, in Jackson...
Vergie Seabaugh (06/22/05)
Vergie "Nana" Seabaugh, 85, of Jackson passed away Monday, June 20, 2005, at the home of her son. She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Patton, Mo., daughter of Charles and Minnie Brotherton Wilson. She and Charley L. Seabaugh were married June 8, 1946, in Jackson. He passed away Oct. 21, 1998...
Births 6/22/05 (06/22/05)
Eftink; Webb; Sitzes; Respondek; Bowman; Mouser; Tally; Leible
Out of the past 6/22/05 (06/22/05)
25 years ago: June 22, 1980 The Rev. Vaughn C. Whiting, a member of the graduating class of 1980 of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, is installed as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church at Uniontown, Mo., and Zion Lutheran Church at Longtown, Mo. A celebration is held at St. ...
State payroll: Commission tries to pin down solid facts, figures (06/22/05)
Some in Missouri state government like to say that Missouri employees are underpaid, citing a 2003 census study which ranks Missouri 46th in state ranking of average pay per employee. However, the ranking is somewhat questionable. Fringe benefits are not included in the comparison, and Missouri's benefits (based on recent testimony to the Missouri State Government Review Commission, on which I serve) are about 46 percent of total compensation...
Emergency water (06/22/05)
Jackson and Cape Girardeau have been talking about the need for establishing a common water line at least since 1998. In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, the line would enable one city to provide water to the other. The line also could be useful in developing the two cities' contiguous areas...
Support made ArtsCape successful (06/22/05)
To the editor: The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri would like to thank your newspaper and Tipoff magazine for the coverage we received concerning our very successful ArtsCape 2005 held May 21 at Capaha Park. It was truly an event with something for everyone, and this event would not have been possible without the help of many sponsors and volunteers in our community...
Chemical security needs tightening (06/22/05)
To the editor: The June 16 Associated Press article in the Southeast Missourian, "Chemical plant regulation being questioned," highlights an issue of extreme importance to millions of Americans: the safety and security of the 15,000 dangerous chemical plants in the U.S...
Mass not meant to be entertaining (06/22/05)
To the editor: Many people do not like to go to a Catholic Mass because they say they get bored. That is because they do not realize what Mass is. Mass is not entertainment. The main focus is worship of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "Do this in remembrance of me." 1 Corinthians 11:26: "For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes."...
No bus service leaves us stranded (06/22/05)
To the editor: It's quite apparent we do not have city buses. Now we have no Greyhound service. Not only can we not move about the city, we can no longer purchase a ticket to get out of town. Those of us without vehicles and possibly the elderly are feeling a sense of being trapped or POC -- prisoners of Cape...
Speak Out 6/22/05 (06/22/05)
Making it legal; Comparing populations; City's tall grass; Double trouble; Not in the preamble; Marriage laws; Working less; Lots of sweeping; Don't need Tasers; School funding; Weeds are mowed; Political gain; Thanks for glasses; Floodwall critic
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