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Area aviation program first of its kind in U.S. (07/01/05)
High school seniors will get experience working at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. When he decided to develop an aviation program for high school students at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, it never occurred to Rich Payne he might have a hard time finding an example of other such programs in Missouri...
Blunt signs limited ban on mercury in vaccines (07/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Wednesday signed legislation into law that will ban immunizations containing more than trace amounts of mercury for children under 3 and pregnant women. The restriction will take effect as of April 1, 2007. Mercury is sometimes used as a preservative in vaccines...
Sierra Club: Proposed Illinois power plant could affect Mingo (07/01/05)
PUXICO, Mo. -- The Mingo National Wildlife Refuge is being profiled in a national report because of a potential environmental risk. On Thursday, the Sierra Club released "America's Great Outdoors," a report that highlights one threatened wildlife area in every state. The organization chose Mingo for Missouri because of a coal-fired power plant Peabody Energy plans to build in Washington County, Illinois...
Rover's return (07/01/05)
Kim Baker found herself stuck up a tree, high above August Street in front of an unfamiliar house, surrounded by two firetrucks, two police cars and several curious bystanders. And she couldn't have been happier. The broad leaves had stained her yellow T-shirt. Adults in the neighborhood were looking at this Jackson woman like she was insane, what with her Twizzler in hand, talking aloud to something wrapped in a pillowcase. But that didn't matter to Kim. Rover was safe and life was good...
Snake caught in Jackson engine (07/01/05)
A snake in the grass is one thing. A snake in your engine is another. Meagan Lewis was outside her home on Brandom Street in Jackson Thursday afternoon when she saw the 4-foot black snake in the center of the road moving along with its head up, as if in a strike position...
Holden and Kinder to testify at corruption trial in KC (07/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A public corruption trial that begins Tuesday in Kansas City could feature some big names in Missouri politics. Those who have received subpoenas to testify include former governor Bob Holden, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and four state senators, the St. ...
Scott City teen's video wins state anti-littering award (07/01/05)
Bruce Matlock caught $200 Thursday with a broken fishing pole and a video camera. The 17-year-old from Scott City said he broke his fishing pole while making a 30-second anti-litter commercial for the statewide "No MOre Trash!" video contest, sponsored by the Department of conservation and transportation. ...
Cape extends strip club's license (07/01/05)
The city of Cape Girardeau will allow a strip-tease club to stay in business for now, despite the club's history of violating the city's adult-business law and the police chief's recommendation against renewing the club's license. City manager Doug Leslie granted a conditional, six-month license to the club on Thursday rather than renew the adult-business license for Stephanie's Cabaret for a full year because of past adult-business and liquor violations at the 10-year-old club...
Heat and lack of rain scorching crops (07/01/05)
Soil samples show about 70 percent of Missouri is short of moisture. Rain dribbled on Southeast Missouri Thursday afternoon, but area farmers say it's going to have to do more than that to quench the thirst of their moisture-starved crops. "It's really quite dry," said Glen Birk, a Jackson wheat and soybean farmer. ...
Correction 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
n The losing pitcher in the first game of Wednesday's Cape Girardeau American Legion doubleheader was misidentified. Lance Young took the loss. Tyler Bruce plays for the Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth team. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Cape extends strip club's license (07/01/05)
Sikeston police arrest 28 for variety of offenses SIKESTON, Mo. -- Twenty-eight people were arrested Thursday morning in Sikeston as part of a raid police had been planning for about three months. Sikeston director of public safety Drew Juden said charges included assault, drug violations and failure to pay back fines. ...
Judge denies move to block Medicaid cuts (07/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge late Thursday denied an attempt to block the first round of cuts in the state's Medicaid program from taking effect. Medicaid recipients sued a day earlier, contending the Department of Social Services violated constitutional due process rights by not providing parents adequate notice of the cuts in health care coverage. The suit sought class-action status and an injunction preventing anyone from losing Medicaid benefits...
Nation briefs 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
Jewish squatters forced from Gaza Strip hotel PALM BEACH HOTEL, Gaza Strip -- Israeli forces stormed a Gaza Strip hotel Thursday where Jewish squatters were holed up to disrupt this summer's Israeli withdrawal, in a quick operation that could serve as a blueprint for the pullout itself. ...
Bush asking if Iran leader took hostages (07/01/05)
The administration said it would have to deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regardless of his past. WASHINGTON -- The young captor gripping the arm of a blindfolded American hostage in the 26-year-old black-and-white photos has a thin, bearded face and dark hair that sweeps down across his forehead. So does the ultraconservative candidate elected president of Iran last week...
Senate OKs Central American Free Trade Agreement (07/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday endorsed a free trade agreement with six Latin American nations, handing a major win to President Bush, who has promoted the accord as a mark of U.S. commitment to democracy and prosperity in the hemisphere. The vote was 54-45 in favor of the Central America Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for a final battle in the House, where the agreement's many critics have vowed to defeat it...
Boeing names new CEO (07/01/05)
CHICAGO -- Boeing Co. turned to an aerospace veteran to help repair the company's strained government relations and lead its market-share battle with rival Airbus SAS, naming 3M Co. Chief Executive W. James McNerney Jr. its new CEO Thursday. McNerney, 55, today becomes the third chief executive of the airplane maker since December 2003, when former CEO Phil Condit resigned in the wake of a defense contracting scandal. ...
Spain legalizes same-sex marriage (07/01/05)
MADRID, Spain -- At the historic Congress of Deputies, pandemonium erupted. Conservatives shouted in fury. Gay activists collapsed in tears. Some began making wedding plans -- or at least deciding who'd pop the question, now that they could. "Today is a dream come true," graphic designer Jose Paz, 38, said after Thursday's vote that made Spain the third country to legalize gay marriage...
Beijing clinic treats Internet addicts (07/01/05)
BEIJING -- The 12 teenagers and young adults, some in ripped jeans and baggy T-shirts, sit in a circle, chewing gum and fidgeting as they shyly introduce themselves. "I'm 12 years old," one boy announces with a smile. "I love playing computer games. That's it."...
16 U.S. troops killed in helicopter crash (07/01/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- All 16 U.S. troops on a special forces helicopter were killed when the chopper was shot down by insurgents, the U.S. military said Thursday after rescuers recovered the bodies from the wreckage in a mountainous ravine. The MH-47 Chinook helicopter went down Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan while ferrying troops to a battle against militants -- the deadliest single blow to American forces who ousted the Taliban in 2001 for harboring al-Qaida and are now grappling with an escalating insurgency.. ...
Broncs look to be a wild ride this weekend (07/01/05)
Plaza Tire will have its hands full with a home series against Wichita, Kan. Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen has some words of warning for his players regarding their upcoming series with the Wichita (Kan.) Broncs. Come ready to perform at a high level, according to Bolen, or risk being run out of their own park...
Deere, Hilllis win at junior golf series (07/01/05)
Southeast Missourian Evan Deere, Brett Slaten and Trent Hillis posted their second tournament victories of the week Wednesday in the Gateway PGA/Southeast Missouri Junior Series stop at Kennett Country Club. All three had won their divisions Monday at Cape Girardeau Country Club...
Rain cancels Legion game at Jackson (07/01/05)
About the only drops of rain in the past two weeks were enough to postpone Thursday night's American Legion baseball game between Jackson and visiting Scott County Post 369 (Medicap). The teams will try to make up the District 14 game this evening with a new time -- 5 p.m. -- and a new location -- Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau...
Gordon searches for blue skies in Daytona (07/01/05)
The winner of the season-opening Daytona 500 has two other wins but has fallen to 14th in the standings. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The time is now for Jeff Gordon to get on the gas and race his way back into NASCAR's Chase for the Championship. Gordon, the four-time series champion, has been in a free-fall the past six weeks, dropping from second to 14th in the standings. ...
Going to the dogs: Lack of attendance has greyhound racing fight (07/01/05)
REVERE, Mass. -- It used to be tough for Mike Vozzella to find a parking spot and a seat in the clubhouse at Wonderland Greyhound Park, his favorite afterwork hangout for the past three decades. In the track's heyday, thousands flocked there every day to watch and wager on greyhound races. Today, Wonderland's 10,000-seat grandstand is closed. An hour before the first race one recent evening, only a few dozen regulars were in the clubhouse overlooking the dirt track...
Venus sweeps into women's final (07/01/05)
Williams disposed of defending champion Maria Sharapova. WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus Williams traded loud shrieks and powerful shots with Maria Sharapova as flash bulbs popped in the fading light, and when it was over, Williams celebrated her Wimbledon semifinal victory as if the title were hers again...
Curtis finds his British form at Western Open (07/01/05)
LEMONT, Ill. -- Winning the British Open didn't protect Ben Curtis from golf's ups and downs. He's been down for most of the last two years, struggling to make cuts let alone a run like the one that won him the Claret Jug in 2003. On Thursday, though, he was up. Way up. He shot a bogey-free, 7-under 64 in the first round of the Western Open, finishing one stroke shy of the course record and grabbing a share of the lead with Jim Furyk and Todd Fischer...
Rockies find a road win (07/01/05)
Colorado defeated St. Louis 7-0 for just its sixth road victory of the season. ST. LOUIS -- For at least one game, the Colorado Rockies looked ready for the road. Rookie Jeff Francis pitched three-hit ball for six innings and Garrett Atkins and Danny Ardoin homered Thursday night in a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that gave the Rockies only their sixth road victory of the season...
The final Tour of duty (07/01/05)
CHALLANS, France -- This ride will be different because it's his last -- and so will Lance Armstrong. For a change, he'll savor the sights along the Tour de France route and even the strategy meetings with his Discovery Channel team. Just don't expect his heightened awareness to distract him from focusing on winning his seventh Tour in a row...
Giddens to leave KU in wake of bar fight (07/01/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Guard J.R. Giddens, who is recovering from knife wounds suffered in a bar fight, is leaving Kansas and will transfer to another school, coach Bill Self announced Thursday. "We've talked numerous times about this and basically last night, we came to the conclusion together that it was in his best interests and our best interests to part ways and go in different directions," Self said at a news conference...
Rogers, Rangers await disciplinary action (07/01/05)
MLB will decide the consequences for the pitcher's physical confrontation with two cameramen. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kenny Rogers' immediate future will be decided by Major League Baseball, following the outburst by the Texas Rangers ace that sent a television cameraman to the hospital and prompted a police investigation...
Rice tries to get back on track in Kansas (07/01/05)
Last year's Indy 500 champ will be in Sunday's field for the Argent Mortgage 300. KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- All Buddy Rice needs to do to upgrade his season is lead a lap Sunday at Kansas Speedway. He came here in 2004 riding the buzz that comes with winning the Indianapolis 500, then held off teammate Vitor Meira in the second-closest finish in Indy Racing League history...
Area sports digest 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
Perryville plans meetings for athletes' parents...
Sports briefs 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
Baseball...
Heat, rocks, water: Summer is here (07/01/05)
Looky there. The calendar says July 1. But you knew that already. You've probably been outside yourself. When summer arrives in Southeast Missouri, it doesn't hold back. Bad news: Your utility bill will look like the national debt next month. Good news: Those green tomatoes will finally turn red...
Plenty of power: Dodge Charger boasts Hemi engine (07/01/05)
Launched in 1966, the original Dodge Charger was a response to the pony-car fad started by the Mustang, but on a much larger scale. It was based on the midsize Dodge Coronet model and quickly became a sales hit because of its muscular good looks and awesome performance provided by V-8s ranging from a 318-cubic-inch to the almighty 426 Hemi...
Everybody's a critic: 'Herbie: Fully Loaded' (07/01/05)
Four stars (out of four) I went into "Herbie: Fully Loaded" expecting the best from Disney, and that's what I got. This is a family-based movie that brings the past to the present with today's technology and flair. Between the main character's dream of being a NASCAR driver and Herbie wanting to be needed, this movie puts a smile on your face as all ends well. For the NASCAR fans, cameo appearances by several well-known drivers, including Jeff Gordon, make the movie more fun...
At the theaters 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
New at the theaters ** 'Rebound' Starring Martin Lawrence, Patrick Warburton, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer and Kimora Lee Simmons. After a public tantrum in which he kills the school's mascot, college basketball coach Roy McCormick finds himself banned from the court. The only coaching gig he can find is leading a crew of athletically challenged junior-high nerds. Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements, running time 87 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)...
African suffering hasn't sparked involvement by black music artists (07/01/05)
NEW YORK -- Designed to raise consciousness about African poverty, the Live 8 concerts Saturday will feature some of black music's biggest stars -- especially those representing hip-hop. The Philadelphia concert boasts Russell Simmons as one of its producers and A-list acts such as Destiny's Child and Alicia Keys -- a far cry from 1985's Live Aid concerts, which were criticized by some for being "too white."...
Tickets on sale for Southeast's 2005-2006 theater, dance, orchestra seasons (07/01/05)
Ticket sales begin today for both Southeast Missouri State University's 2005-2006 Department of Theatre and Dance and Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra seasons. A variety of productions will be offered by the university's theater and dance department in the upcoming year. They include:...
Harding's pajamas: Presidential history goes on the road (07/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- From the inkwell Abraham Lincoln used for a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to Warren Harding's silk pajamas, a traveling exhibit chronicling the presidency is on view at the Missouri History Museum. Visitors who haven't been to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., will have a chance for some of the National Museum of American History's famed artifacts to come to them. ...
States of art: The 2005 Girardot National Juried Art Exhibit grows (07/01/05)
The three-dimensional piece called "The Book of the Dead" isn't the usual fare at the galleries of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The faux book opens to reveal a wooden box with a series of symmetrical square chambers, each one holding some example of decay. Some chambers play host to long-dead wasp nests, others contain dead leaves and still others hold bone and hair. The title is fitting...
Buckner's new art venue has a river view (07/01/05)
Buckner Brewing Co. is known for its burgers and beer, but tonight the owners will unveil a new experiment that will throw art into the mix. The Riverview Room, a new banquet hall on the restaurant's third floor, will play host to an exhibit of two- and three-dimensional art by about 12 local artists. The show will be the unveiling of the new room, which will be available for rent for special functions...
Artifacts 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
Bluegrass series with local bands airs on WSIU; Friday night opening at The Artist Studio; Festival guide available from arts council; Strolling bands hit the riverfront at Libertyfest; Troopers association begins ticket sales; Butler County Fair has booths for merchants
Curtis Dye (07/01/05)
Curtis Ray Dye, 39, died June 30, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Robert Hoffer (07/01/05)
Robert C. Hoffer, 64, of Petal, Miss., died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. Hoffer worked at Marvin's Building Supply and was retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; two daughters, Rebecca Cater of Florence, Miss., Cathy Davis of Johns, Miss.; a sister, Jolene Stearnes of Cape Girardeau; and four grandchildren...
Clifford Kennedy (07/01/05)
Clifford J. Kennedy, 83, of Niles, Mich., died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home. He was born March 14, 1922, at Oran, Mo., son of Joseph P. and Dadie Ruth London Kennedy. He and Maudene J. Breedlove were married Feb. 11, 1944, in Corvallis, Ore. Kennedy worked 30 years at Bendix Corp. in South Bend, Ind., retiring in 1982. He also raised cattle, did crop farming, and trained mules. He moved to Niles in 1951 from Missouri...
Jessie Sebaugh (07/01/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jessie J. Sebaugh, 85, of Sikeston died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 26, 1919, at Burfordville, daughter of Otis E. and Daisy Stroder Allen. She and Ovis Seabaugh were married Jan. 4, 1940, in Cape Girardeau...
Eric Keaton (07/01/05)
Eric Doyle Keaton, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 30, 2005, in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie Boatright (07/01/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jackie Dale Boatright, 11 months, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was born July 8, 2004, in St. Louis, son of Dale Boatright and Patricia Brimm. Survivors include his parents of Anna; four half sisters, Amelia Brown, Heather Boatright and Jennifer Wetherington, all of Anna, Michelle Boatright of Harrisburg, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Jack and Becky Brimm of Anna; paternal grandparents, Dale and Joann Boatright of Anna; and paternal great-grandmother, Nola Boatright of Jonesboro, Ill.. ...
Roy Brown Jr. (07/01/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Roy Brown Jr., 76, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at his home. He was born July 26, 1928, in Marble Hill, son of Roy and Eula Nanney Brown. He and Lois E. Stevens were married July 29, 1950. She died Dec. 8, 1996. He later married Ann Phillips Aug. 19, 1997, in Paducah, Ky...
Frances Rau (07/01/05)
Frances I. Rau, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles Thomas and Jewel Martin Griffaw. She first married Eugene Norris in 1954. She later married Richard Rau in September 1978 in Tishomingo, Okla. He died May 4, 1992...
Sydney Richards (07/01/05)
Sydney Elaine Richards, 89, of Potosi, Mo., departed this life and joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, June 28, 2005. She passed away at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 27, 1916, in Caledonia, Mo., daughter of John Leroy and Celia Ann Nelson Patterson. She and Edward Thomas Richards were married Oct. 19, 1934. He died July 24, 1974...
Damien Ressel (07/01/05)
Damien Michael Ressel died shortly after birth Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Josh Ressel and Elisha Sturm of Scott City. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandfather, Keith Sturm of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Brenda Ressel of Scott City; paternal great-grandparents, Edward and Kathleen Westrich of New Hamburg, Mo., Luke and Alice Ressel of Scott City; maternal great-grandmother, Laura Sturm of Scott City; paternal great-great-grandmother, Edna Burford of Benton, Mo.; uncles and aunts, Derek, Madelyn and Collin Ressel, Bryan Sturm, Ashley Sturm, and Jamie Holder; cousins, Kristen and Aaron Sturm.. ...
Births 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
DePree; Cantrell; Wolfe
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * At 6:38 p.m., a fire alarm at 1000 Woodlawn Ave. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * At 12:04 a.m., a citizen assist in the 600 block of Themis Street. * At 1:22 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Delwin Street...
Out of the past 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
25 years ago: July 1, 1980 Consumption of alcoholic beverages along Cape Girardeau streets and sidewalks will no longer be allowed if the city council accepts an ordinance tomorrow prohibiting public drinking; city manager W.G. Lawley says the ordinance is an outgrowth of problems at last year's Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming parade along Broadway...
Head-scratching decisions (07/01/05)
Recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court have created quite a national reaction, both because of the fundamental democratic principles involved and because they leave so much up in the air. The court's decision on eminent domain -- the right of government to forcibly take private property when there is a compelling public benefit and when property owners are given due process and fair compensation -- was something of a wake-up call for many Americans. ...
Nurse practitioners offer key service (07/01/05)
To the editor: Lately I have been hearing radio commercials belittling nurse practitioners. The exact quote is "... the only one able to see you is a nurse practitioner," implying that you will get a reduced level of health care and that only by visiting the advertised doctors can you receive real health care...
It takes willpower to quit smoking (07/01/05)
To the editor: The undertaker and the cigarette sellers are the ones who are stuffing their pockets today. I would rather be the undertaker than the cigarette seller whose sign is taped on the door of a tobacco shop in Louisville, Ky., urging smokers to beat the upcoming 30-cent tax increase. That sign certainly is not helping the cigarette smoker, but it sure is keeping the undertaker in business...
Time to get new high court justices (07/01/05)
To the editor: The recent Supreme Court decision redefining eminent domain to include private interest is a threat to the basic principle on which America was built. The decision, in essence, makes it easier for a municipality to condemn and take title to land or property which it deems necessary to own in order to further its own progress...
Speak Out 7/1/05 (07/01/05)
Police business; Following the rules; Interesting outcome; A good read; Excellent response; Flag desecration; Turn signals; Spending ideas; Exit 99 needs help; Skateboarding looks fun; Military equality; Public transportation; Need an uproar; Answering prayers
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