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Help offered to prescription drug users (06/24/05)
The new Web site for Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Missouri that was unveiled locally on Thursday is a no-frills page of simple instructions and easy-to-digest information. Organizers of the service say that's the point -- to give underinsured, low-income Americans an easier way to get prescription drugs free or at a discount...
Medicaid's cutting edge (06/24/05)
Despite the looming loss of medical coverage this summer, Southeast Missouri's Medicaid recipients aren't exactly racing to their nearest health-care facility to beat the doctor deadline. Unlike in larger Missouri cities, there are no meandering lines made up of the poor, elderly or disabled trying to get to see a physician or dentist for one last appointment before massive program cuts take effect in July and August...
Artifacts 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Several local artists have been honored with awards at the 21st annual Bootheel Regional Art Guild exhibit. Local winners include Vicki Outman of Jackson, Ellen Hahs of Millersville, Herb Wickham of Jackson and Connie Blattner of Jackson. The artwork will be on display until July 29 at the Sikeston Depot Museum...
Putting performance in a diesel: Jeep Liberty Diesel challenges hybrid technology (06/24/05)
While Ford, Toyota, Honda and others are introducing gas/electric hybrid vehicles to a technology-hungry public, European engineers have been injecting new science into an inherently simple engine design -- the diesel. During my test drive of the new Jeep Liberty diesel, I discovered an unexpected diesel feature: performance. More on that in a moment...
Cape partners with Sears on I-55 interchange landscaping project (06/24/05)
Cape Girardeau plans to landscape one corner of a heavily traveled Interstate 55 interchange with boxwood bushes, shrub roses and a carpet of decoratively mowed grass in an effort to provide an eye-catching entrance to the city. The city is drawing up plans to landscape about 2.5 acres on the northwest corner of the Route K-Interstate 55 interchange with financial assistance from Sears. ...
State board ups graduation requirements (06/24/05)
It will take a little more work to graduate from high school in Missouri under new standards given initial approval Thursday by the state board of education. The new requirements call for additional courses in the basic subjects of English, math, social studies and science, along with newly required courses in health and personal finance...
Highway 34/72 paving work beginning today (06/24/05)
Construction on improvements to Highway 34/72 in Jackson could inconvenience motorists today, but residents in the area will be able to get out of their driveways, Missouri Department of Transportation officials said. Penzel Construction is scheduled to start paving the north side of the highway from Daisy Street to Farmington Street at 6 a.m. ...
Horse sale spurs suit against newspaper execs (06/24/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Betty Weldon built a considerable fortune and reputation breeding horses and publishing the news. Now aging and ailing, her two passions are colliding. Weldon's daughter, Tony, is suing two newspaper executives, asking a judge to halt their planned sale of her mother's beloved horses. A judge has scheduled a Wednesday hearing on Tony Weldon's request for an injunction...
Blunt uses line-item veto to trim budget (06/24/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt vetoed nearly $36 million in state spending on Thursday, contending the cuts were necessary to balance the $19.2 billion budget passed by lawmakers. Many of the line-item vetoes landed on programs in which the Republican-led legislature had authorized more spending than proposed by the Republican governor. Missouri's budget, which Blunt signed while making the vetoes, takes effect July 1...
Supreme Court: Cities can take private homes (06/24/05)
A divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses against their will for private development in a decision anxiously awaited in communities where economic growth often is at war with individual property rights...
Iraq insurgency still strong, according to top general (06/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- The top American commander in the Persian Gulf told Congress on Thursday that the Iraqi insurgency has not grown weaker over the past six months, despite a claim by Vice President Dick Cheney that it was in its "last throes." Gen. John Abizaid's testimony came at a contentious Senate Armed Services Committee hearing at which Defense Secretary Donald H. ...
Race-based medication approved (06/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- The heart failure drug BiDil was approved Thursday by government regulators for use by blacks. It will be the first medication marketed for a specific racial group. The Food and Drug Administration called the approval a step toward "the promise of personalized medicine."...
Wis. lawmakers vote to ban research cloning (06/24/05)
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Assembly approved one of the nation's toughest bans on human cloning Thursday despite concerns the bill would cripple embryonic stem-cell research in the state where it was discovered. The bill not only bans cloning to create a baby but also outlaws so-called therapeutic cloning that researchers say could advance the understanding of genetic diseases. ...
World briefs 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
Ex-Klansman gets 60 years for 1964 slayings PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- Former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, 80, was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers. Killen was convicted of manslaughter Tuesday. The judge sentenced him to 20 years on each count and said the terms will run consecutively. Killen's attorney said he will argue on appeal that the jury should not have been allowed to consider manslaughter...
Police announce arrest in missing teen case; Dutch teen changes story (06/24/05)
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Aruban police arrested the father of a young Dutch teen already in custody in connection with the disappearance of a young Alabama woman, and said Thursday that he was considered a suspect in the 3-week-old case. The teen's mother, meanwhile, told The Associated Press that her son had changed his story, admitting to her that he was alone with 18-year-old Natalee Holloway on a beach the night she vanished --and that he left her there, not at a Holiday Inn as he earlier stated. ...
Florida rallies to reach championship series (06/24/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Florida got a power boost after a fan interfered with a foul ball. And now the Gators are headed to the championship round of the College World Series. Brian Leclerc, Adam Davis and Matt LaPorta homered as Florida rallied from an early 3-0 deficit and beat Arizona State 6-3 Thursday night, ending the Sun Devils' dazzling run...
Smith qualifies for 400 semis (06/24/05)
The Southeast Missouri State runner will try to reach the national finals today. CARSON, Calif. -- Southeast Missouri State University track athlete Miles Smith's whirlwind year was extended on Thursday as the Redhawks sophomore qualified for the semifinals in the 400-meters at the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships...
NCAA says Baylor can only play Big 12 teams for one year (06/24/05)
Baylor's men's basketball team was banned from playing nonconference games for one season and placed on five years' probation by the NCAA on Thursday for numerous rules violations found after a former player murdered a teammate in 2003. Gene Marsh, chairman of the Division I Committee on Infractions and a professor of law at Alabama, said he believes it is the first time the NCAA has instituted a partial ban on regular-season games in basketball...
Nadal gets lesson on grass, departs (06/24/05)
WIMBLEDON, England -- By the end, the joy was gone from Rafael Nadal's game. All those uppercuts, hops and yells of "Vamos!" he normally displays were replaced by the serious look of someone taking mental notes. The spunk and strokes that carried Nadal to a French Open championship on clay just don't have the same effect on grass right now, and while the 19-year-old Spaniard is convinced he can learn enough to win a title at the All England Club, that day must wait...
Furyk takes slow route to lead (06/24/05)
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Vijay Singh's temper was a lot shorter than his round. After taking more than five hours to complete his Thursday morning round in the Barclays Classic, the second-ranked Singh blasted PGA Tour rules officials for allowing slow players to reduce the pace to a crawl...
Sorenstam fights nerves, trails by two shots (06/24/05)
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- No stranger to pressure, Annika Sorenstam had to cope with jangled nerves as she stood on the 10th tee Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open, the snowcapped Rockies and a chance to make history both on the horizon. She took a deep breath of mile-high air to steady herself, then promptly hit into the rough and made bogey...
Pirates hand Morris first loss of year (06/24/05)
Pittsburgh ends St. Louis' hex with an 11-7 victory. The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- At last, the Pittsburgh Pirates got to shake hands after a game with the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Morris lost for the first time since Game 2 of the World Series, getting knocked out in the fourth inning as the Pirates beat St. Louis 11-7 Thursday night to end their 12-game losing streak against the Cardinals...
San Antonio wins its third title 81-74 (06/24/05)
SAN ANTONIO -- With the NBA title on the line, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs proved themselves worthy champions. Duncan came up huge in the second half and was chosen finals MVP after having the worst playoff series of his career, and Manu Ginobili had another breakthrough performance Thursday night to lead the Spurs past the Detroit Pistons 81-74 in a Game 7 that was as thrilling as it was rare...
Upward moves are Greek to me (06/24/05)
When you hit a milestone like a 40th wedding anniversary, you tend to turn everything you do for weeks before and after the actual date into a commemorative event. So the overseas trip we took in May and the three-day getaway this week to a lake we've never heard of in south-central Kentucky near Mammoth Cave National Park both come under the heading "40th Anniversary Big Deals."...
A second opinion on stop-and-go (06/24/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: I was reading a book about cars in which the author stated: "Stop-and-go rush-hour traffic is a prime candidate for spawning high automatic-transmission temperatures. Placing the transmission in Neutral during long stops will help dissipate some of that internal heat, because the clutches and other components aren't generating the necessary friction to keep the car at the ready. ...
At the theaters 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
New at the theaters ** 'War of the Worlds' Starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins. This Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the H.G. Wells story follows a deadbeat dad (Cruise) whose attempts at reconciling with his wife and child are interrupted by an alien invasion. Starts Wednesday. Rated PG-13, running time 116 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Tunes at Twilight takes a break (06/24/05)
As the Tunes at Twilight concert series prepares to end the first half of its season today, organizers are overwhelmed at the response the concerts have garnered at the halfway point. "The numbers are way up from last year and they were pretty good last year," said Larry Underberg, who helps book the talent for the shows...
Everybody's a critic: 'Batman Begins' (06/24/05)
Four stars (out of four) To most people, seeing a Batman prequel probably doesn't mean a whole lot. However, I'm not most people. I am a big Batman fan, and like most, I was severely disappointed with the last Batman. I was not a big fan of seeing the Governator as Mr. Freeze. Or seeing George Clooney as a benippled Batman. I was praying that "Batman Begins" would harken back to the good ol' dark comic days of Batman...
'Dead' head: George Romero brings his zombie hordes back to life (06/24/05)
LOS ANGELES -- George Romero lurches among us again, doing what he does best: Creating a combustible microcosm of society, then besieging it with zombies who just can't get enough of tasty human flesh. The director, whose 1968 chiller "Night of the Living Dead" established an entire horror subgenre, is back with "George Romero's Land of the Dead," a tale of survivors coping with legions of walking corpses outside their walled city...
'Plein air' artist instructs workshop students to capture moment of inspiration (06/24/05)
On a crystal-clear early summer night lit by a reddish-orange full moon, a group of people gather under a light beyond the Mississippi River floodwall in Cape Girardeau, watching the artist at work. With quick, deft strokes of his brush, Billyo O'Donnell quickly paints the scene laid out before him -- the glow of the moon and the lights of the Emerson bridge reflecting off the water. ...
Juanita Denny (06/24/05)
Juanita Denny Juanita Evelyn Denny, 93, of Anna, Ill., died on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at Union County Hospital in Anna. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Anna on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday until the time of services. Services will be held at Crain Funeral Home on Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Tim Sadler officiating...
Richard Layng Jr. (06/24/05)
Richard E. Layng Jr., 35, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1969, in Nyack, N.Y., son of Richard E. and Mary Petersen Layng Sr. Layng had worked at Target in Cape Girardeau, and was a tradesman machinist. He was a member of the House of Hope...
Clifford West (06/24/05)
G. Clifford West, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Inez Bell (06/24/05)
Inez R. Bell, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 12, 1920, in Aber-deen, Miss., daughter of John and Pearl Cunningham Hughes. She first married Leslie Hall Sr., who preceded her in death. She later married Charles Bell, who also preceded her in death...
Sheila Vaughn (06/24/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sheila Jean Vaughn, 49, of Lees Summit, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1955, in St. Louis, daughter of William Henry and Dollie Hensley Vaughn Sr. She married Robert Isbell...
Helen Estes (06/24/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Helen Estes, 71, of Marble Hill died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 11, 1933, in Camdenton, Mo., daughter of Walter and Effie Arnold Crall. She and L.H. "Hez" Estes were married June 7, 1953, at Osage Beach, Mo. He died July 17, 1989...
Lucille Seabaugh (06/24/05)
Estelle Lucille Seabaugh, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Prescott, Ark., daughter of Marion and Effie Trout Pierce. She and Odis Seabaugh were married Jan. 2, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ill. He died in 1991...
Births 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
Brazel; Filer; Lesch; West; Robinson; Watkins; Taylor; Kingree; Morris; Hodges
Cape fire report 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 11:22 a.m., emergency medical service at 1333 N. Sprigg St. * At 4:53 p.m., an illegal burning at 230 Good Hope St. * At 5:29 p.m., an illegal burning at 12 N. Middle St. * At 7:05 p.m., a line on fire on Sturdivant Street...
Cape/Jackson police reports 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
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Out of the past 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
25 years ago: June 24, 1980 A group of urban planning consultants, headed by Dr. A. David Greenberg of Des Plaines, Ill., is meeting with Cape Girardeau city officials and civic leaders to investigate the potential for urban redevelopment here; the consultants begin touring several Cape Girardeau business districts in the morning...
Jackson's winners (06/24/05)
Each year, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce honors individuals, businesses and industries for their contributions to the community and for representing the city in the best possible ways. This year's awards, presented at Monday's annual banquet, focused a spotlight on worthy recipients of the various awards...
Teen Challenge thanks supporters (06/24/05)
To the editor: The students and staff of Teen Challenge International of Mid-America would like to express our thanks to all our friends in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and the surrounding area for their wonderful support during our strawberry season. We had a tremendous season during which you purchased more than 30,500 quarts of strawberries...
Durbin's apology is a futile one (06/24/05)
To the editor: I have never witnessed a major political party like the Democrats with such intense hatred for the other party. Newsweek, on publishing a false story about the Quran, knew this would engender further hate in the Islamic world. Further fanning the winds of hatred was U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin's comparison of our administration and military personnel to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot who together slaughtered 20 to 30 million people...
Speak Out 6/24/05 (06/24/05)
Luxury sidewalks; No comparison; Great entertainment; Faculty erosion ; Made in the U.S.
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