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Stories from Saturday, June 25, 2005

Anti-litter letters drafted by police (06/25/05)
A final decision on the letters rests with a committee with members of state, local government. An anti-litter campaign may target those who throw trash out of cars by singling them out in letters on the basis of complaints made to the local CrimeStoppers hotline...
Cape airport funding increases by $42,000 (06/25/05)
The lieutenant governor will also sign a bill providing for military families on Monday. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau Regional Airport stands to receive an extra $42,000 a year from the state to help fund its air traffic control tower under legislation Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is scheduled to sign into law on Monday...
Jackson, Cape mayors join litter patrol (06/25/05)
The mayors of Cape Girardeau and Jackson and some members of their councils will pick up litter today along U.S. 61 at Center Junction as part of an ongoing campaign to clean up the cities by the Fourth of July. Members of the Cape Girardeau City Council and the Jackson Board of Aldermen are scheduled to start picking up litter at 10:30 a.m...
Milder weather wilts as heat gets up steam (06/25/05)
Temperatures will remain in the 90s through the next several days. Hubble Creek looks tempting on days like this. A few dozen feet above the shady, clear water, a deeply-tanned Larry McCaleb sweats in the afternoon sun. He wears a light blue bandana on his head, jeans and a sleeveless shirt...
Keeping pace with turtles (06/25/05)
Why did the turtle cross the road? Maybe to soak up the warmth of the sun beating down on the pavement. To mate or lay eggs. Or perhaps, experts say, just to get to the other side. Whatever the reason, the shell-covered reptiles can turn winding gravel roads and even the fast-paced pavement of the interstate into an obstacle course for Southeast Missouri motorists at this time of the year...
Funding approved for Scramjet to be developed by Boeing (06/25/05)
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for research on new technology that could one day allow planes to travel anywhere in the world within two hours. The $25 million research project for the hypersonic X-43C Scramjet is part of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill awaiting full Senate approval. ...
Firefighters gain upper hand on wildfires (06/25/05)
CAREFREE, Ariz. -- Residents who fled a wildfire began returning home as the blaze turned away from their community near Phoenix, and firefighters also gained ground on a wildfire that burned homes in California. ...
Religion calendar 6/27/05 (06/25/05)
Briefly ** Grace UMC invites pastors back to speak Several former pastors of Grace United Methodist Church have been invited back to the area to preach during the congregation's sesquicentennial. The Rev. Dr. James Davis will speak Sunday, followed by the Rev. Elbridge Bartley on July 17, the Rev. Larry Gallamore on Aug. 14, and the Rev. Marvin Pyron on Sept. 18. The Rev. Robert Schnase, Bishop of the Missouri Conference, will preach on Oct. 16, the day of the congregation's gala event...
Final American crusade for Billy Graham begins in New York (06/25/05)
NEW YORK -- The Rev. Billy Graham, hobbled by age and illness, opened his final American revival Friday, greeted with a standing ovation as he used a walker to reach the pulpit. Graham, 86, was supported while he moved onstage by his son and successor, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who then sat nearby, ready to step in if his father was unable to finish...
Bill alters program for disabled children (06/25/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Parents of young children with developmental disabilities, and the families' insurers, must now help pay for therapy through a state-run program under a bill signed Friday. The First Steps program serves about 8,000 developmentally disabled children under the age of 3...
Blunt takes exception to Nixon efficiency plan (06/25/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Gov. Matt Blunt has set a goal of making government more efficient. But he is taking exception with the way Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon is proposing to do so. Nixon has notified the Division of Professional Registration, which falls under Blunt's Department of Economic Development, that his attorneys will no longer routinely attend board meetings and will provide less day-to-day legal advice...
More openness in juvenile court proceedings highlights new state laws (06/25/05)
A handful of changes in state law take effect with the new fiscal year in July. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Child abuse, neglect and foster care hearings -- now held secretly in most courtrooms -- will be open to the public starting Friday next week. There are exceptions, such as when a juvenile is testifying or when a judge deems it necessary. Most court records in child welfare cases also will be open beginning with cases filed July 1, though the child's name remains protected...
56-year-old man charged with sex crime in Jackson (06/25/05)
Jackson police arrested a man Thursday on charges of sexual misconduct involving a juvenile. Armando C. Torres, 56, no known address, was charged with third-degree sexual misconduct after he approached a girl and allegedly asked to touch her genitals. Torres is being held by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department on a $5,000 cash only bond...
Security, democratic reforms to highlight Bush meeting with Iraq (06/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush assured Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Friday "there are not going to be any timetables" for withdrawal of American forces and vowed victory over insurgents attempting to prevent establishment of a democratic government under a new constitution...
Fire, explosions shake St. Louis industrial plant (06/25/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A blaze at an industrial plant sent huge fireballs shooting into the sky Friday, casting a towering cloud of black smoke over the area as nearby residents evacuated their homes. There were no injuries, St. Louis fire chief Sherman George said. There also was no word on the cause of the rapid-fire series of spectacular explosions at Praxair Distribution, which processes propane and other gases for industrial use...
New home sales climb, prices fall (06/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes in May climbed to the second highest level in history, providing further evidence that low mortgage rates are still fueling a booming housing market. The median price of the homes sold did fall sharply, however. Analysts blamed the decline on a change in the regional make-up of sales last month and said it was not a sign that a potential speculative bubble in some markets was in danger of bursting...
Second case of mad cow disease confirmed in U.S. (06/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- Exhaustive tests have confirmed mad cow disease in an animal apparently born in the United States, officials said Friday. It is the second case of the disease confirmed in this country, but Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns stressed there was no threat to public health...
Boys found dead in trunk of car (06/25/05)
CAMDEN, N.J. -- The father of a missing 6-year-old boy found his son's body and those of his two young friends in the trunk of a car Friday, two days after the children disappeared from a nearby yard where they were playing. The boys had vanished from the yard next to one boy's home on Wednesday evening. The car where they were found was parked in a driveway next to the yard...
Child survivors of tsunami slowly conquering the sting of memories (06/25/05)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Karl Nilsson, 7, was found dazed, battered and alone in a Buddhist temple after the tsunami swept his parents and two brothers away six months ago. Dr. Marie Guldstrand's family brought him back to Sweden. Today he lives iwth his grandparents in Boden...
Tehran mayor wins Iran runoff presidential race in landslide (06/25/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The hard-line Tehran mayor steamrolled over one of Iran's best known statesman to win the presidency today in a landslide election victory that cements conservative control over the nation's political leadership. The outcome capped a stunning upset by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who many reformers fear will take Iran back to the restrictions imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution...
13 CIA agents arrested (06/25/05)
ROME -- An Italian judge on Friday ordered the arrests of 13 CIA officers for secretly transporting a Muslim preacher to Egypt as part of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts -- a rare public objection to the practice by a close American ally. The 13 are accused of seizing Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr in Milan on Feb. 17, 2003, and sending him to Egypt, where he reportedly was tortured, Milan prosecutor Manlio Claudio Minale said in a statement...
Former U.N. employee may face charges of genocide (06/25/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations will ask France to take legal action against a former U.N. employee accused in the killings of 33 Rwandans in the 1994 genocide, after an internal review found the world body bungled his case and failed to protect its Rwandan staff...
Ambush strikes female Marines in Iraq (06/25/05)
The high number of female injuries spoke to the lack of any real front lines in Iraq. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide car bomber and gunmen ambushed a convoy carrying female U.S. Marines in Fallujah, killing two Marines and leaving another four American troops presumed dead, the military said Friday. At least one woman was killed and 11 of 13 wounded were female...
Longhorns hope tough road leads to the title (06/25/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Just about everything came easily for the Texas Longhorns last season -- until Cal State Fullerton came along and swept them in the national finals. This year, the Longhorns believe their bumpy road to Omaha has them better prepared for the championship round of the College World Series...
Smith charges into 400 final (06/25/05)
The Southeast Missouri State runner all but locked up a trip to the IAAF World Championships. CARSON, Calif. -- Southeast Missouri State track athlete Miles Smith better have a valid passport. The Redhawk sophomore's performance Friday in the 400-meter semifinals at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships virtually guaranteed him a trip to Finland this summer as part of the IAAF World Championships held in Helsinki, Finland, Aug. ...
Caps post a tidy win over Pirates (06/25/05)
Plaza Tire was efficient on all fronts in a 7-3 victory over Tradewater. It's far from the same Tradewater Pirates team that won last year's National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional in Cape Girardeau. Still, the Plaza Tire Capahas -- who had to watch the squad from Dawson Springs, Ky., celebrate a championship on their field last summer -- are more than happy to have already beaten the Pirates twice in 2005...
Cape Legion wins 4-1 in tournament (06/25/05)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion team climbed back to .500 with a 4-1 win over Shelbyville on Friday at the Paducah Tournament. Ford & Sons (9-9) got a complete-game victory from starter Kirk Boeller. Boeller allowed five hits, walked one and struck out three...
Rough time at Cherry Hills: Sorenstam struggles late (06/25/05)
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- The confident pursuit of a Grand Slam gave way to frustration as Annika Sorenstam tried to make up ground and instead went backward in the U.S. Women's Open. First came a tee shot into the rough and a dubious decision to go for the green. That was followed by another bad tee shot into rough so deep she had to lay up twice on the par-5 17th. Her shocking finish ended with a conservative play off the 18th tee, leaving her a 4-wood up the hill toward the green...
Furyk still in lead at Barclays (06/25/05)
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Jim Furyk holed out from 153 yards for an eagle 2 on the eighth hole and finished with a par for a 2-under 69 and a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay after the second round of the Barclays Classic. The nine-time PGA Tour winner, fully recovered from a wrist injury that sidelined him for most of the first half of last season, had an 8-under 134 total on the hilly, tree-lined Westchester Country Club course in Harrison, N.Y. ...
Roddick weathers five-set match; Spaniard sweeps away Safin (06/25/05)
WIMBLEDON, England -- The light was fading, the wind was swirling, and Andy Roddick was pacing behind the Centre Court baseline before the start of the fifth set, all too aware he had lost his past five matches of that length. Determined to end that drought, he decided a change in tactics was in order. ...
Suppan, five HRs cure ills for Cards (06/25/05)
St. Louis ended a three-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over Pittsburgh. ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Suppan gave an overworked St. Louis Cardinals bullpen a big breather. Suppan took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and the Cardinals backed him with five home runs in an 8-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night...
Sports briefs 6/25/05 (06/25/05)
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Juanita Denny (06/25/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Juanita Evelyn Denny, 93, of Anna died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Union County Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1911, in Crainville, Ill., daughter of Timothy and Sula Cannedy Cagle. She and Dale Denny Sr. were married Sept. 20, 1940. He died July 17, 1980...
Dorothy Johnson (06/25/05)
Dorothy Marie Johnson, 89, of Delta died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Dec. 30, 1915, at Allen-ville, daughter of Robert Newton and Myrtle Mae Byrne Amos. She and Walter Schwepker were married in 1936. He died Jan. 20, 1953. She later married Homer Johnson, who also preceded her in death...
Garvice Watkins (06/25/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Garvice T. Watkins, 81, of Anna died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Saratoga, Ill., son of James T. and Anna M. Crain Watkins. He and Marian F. Hargis were married Sept. 13, 1946, in Sandoval, Ill. Watkins was a lifelong farmer, and owned and operated G.T. Watkins Insurance Agency several years. He was a member of Saratoga Church...
Trula Wibbenmeyer (06/25/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Trula T. Wibbenmeyer, 85, of Perryville died Friday, June 24, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1919, at Apple Creek, Mo., daughter of August and Clara Zoellner Sauer. She and Othmar J. Wibbenmeyer were married April 23, 1945, at Apple Creek...
Mary Bellamy (06/25/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Lee Bellamy, 44, of Mounds, Ill., died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Josephine Watkins (06/25/05)
BENTON, Ill. -- Josephine Minnie Watkins, 94, of Benton died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Severins Intermediate Care in Benton. She was born Nov. 17, 1910, at Benton, daughter of Howard and Rosanna Elizabeth Allen. She married Glenn Watkins. She was retired from GTE, where she was a telephone operator and secretary. She was a member of First Christian Church, Mary Ward Hart Guild and CWF...
Marvin Koechig Sr. (06/25/05)
Marvin Robert Koechig Sr., 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Cliff West (06/25/05)
George Clifford West, 83, of Cape Girar-deau died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1921, in Elco, Ill., son of Elmer E. and Retta Benefiel West. He and Algene Hartline were married May 17, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. She died in August 1990...
Births 6/25/05 (06/25/05)
Madigan; Morri; Dietrich; Braun; Taylor
Police reports 6/25/05 (06/25/05)
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Fire reports 6/25/05 (06/25/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 4:43 p.m., an electrical pole fire at 130 S. Missouri Ave. * At 5:55 p.m., a vehicle fire at 612 S. Sprigg St. * At 7:27 p.m., a citizen assist at 400 Albert St. * At 8:37 p.m., a controlled burning at 1 Airport Road...
Out of the past 6/25/05 (06/25/05)
25 years ago: June 25, 1980 LUTESVILLE, Mo. -- After serving 15 months as Lutesville's city marshal, Roy R. Yount has resigned because he says he didn't have the support and backing of the town's board of aldermen; Yount, a Democratic candidate for Bollinger County sheriff, says he resigned last week because he wasn't given a raise earlier this year and because the aldermen want only selective enforcement of certain town ordinances...
Central swimming pool was result of cooperation (06/25/05)
In the mid-1970s, the Cape Girardeau School Board -- Kent Cargle, Judi McBride, Mary Kasten, Jim Hirsch, Dr. C. John Ritter and myself -- began discussing the possibility of a swimming pool for the Central High School campus. We had room, because we were completing the largest school bond-issue construction in the city's history. The construction included a new gym, weight room, handball court, girls' dance studio, health classroom, wresting complex and four large locker rooms...
Armstrong Drive (06/25/05)
One of the projects in the proposed Transportation Trust Fund 3 measure going before Cape Girardeau voters in August would create a street on the city's west side that could serve two purposes, both beneficial to the city. Armstrong Drive would start on the south at Siemers Drive, cross Bloomfield Road and end on the north at Route K about a quarter-mile west of Wal-Mart. ...
Speak Out 6/25/05 (06/25/05)
Better skate park ; The real deal; Spending priorities; Need a bus line; ID required ; Danforth's warning
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