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Stories from Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Mural dedication to honor larger-than-life characters (07/05/05)
During the height of the Mississippi River's steamboat days, the section of river in front of Cape Girardeau was under the stewardship of steamboat captain William "Buck" Leyhe. One of the more familiar sites in Cape Girardeau starting in 1901 would be that of Capt. Leyhe, barking orders through a megaphone to the men unloading freight from the deck of his steamer...
Student councils get involved in school happenings (07/05/05)
Student council isn't what it used to be. In local schools, members of student government groups help hire administrators, raise money for charities and drum up community support for tax issues. They even given up part of their summer to learn how to be better leaders...
Cape Girardeau police officer injured in incident (07/05/05)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to an incident involving one of their own Monday night. At about 10 p.m., officers received a call that Sgt. Kevin Orr was assaulted by a suspect while making an arrest in the area of Hanover and Bloomfield streets, according to Capt. Carl Kinnison...
East Main interchange plan got its start in the '80s (07/05/05)
Editor's note: An interchange connecting East Main Street in Jackson with Interstate 55 is a project that has been talked about since the 1980s. Until a deal to build the interchange was announced last week the project remained a long shot, primarily because Jackson could not afford the $5.8 million cost even with help from the Missouri Department of Transportation. This is the second of a three-part series examining how the interchange came to be and how it may be developed...
Farmstead draws history lovers for 150th birthday (07/05/05)
"This really was an ugly room," Sandi Heidorn tells her tour group. "It took a lot of Lysol to clean the mildew up." She is referring to the sitting room in Big Hill Farmstead, a home on the list of the National Register of Historic Places which is celebrating its sesquicentennial -- that's 150 years...
Fourth faithful find soggy celebration (07/05/05)
Colorful umbrellas shot up along with the eye-popping fireworks Monday night, the steady rain keeping many Independence Day revelers away from celebrations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. But American patriotism was still on display, at first tucked away in the drier nooks and crannies of the indoors and later -- after the rain subsided -- with the dazzling brilliance of the fireworks display that lit the Mississippi River skyline in Cape Girardeau and the City Park in Jackson...
Cape Girardeau council agenda 7/5/05 (07/05/05)
7 p.m. today (due to holiday) City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearing * A public hearing regarding the request of Dalhousie LLC to rezone The Lochs Subdivision on the southern end of the proposed development at the Dalhousie Golf Course to R-2, single-family residential district...
A creative experiment (07/05/05)
Lateria Flye created a piece of wearable art when she designed beads during a jewelry-making class last week. Her peers also found their creative outlets with the bead-making and jewelry class taught by Helen Towner. The class was one of two held this summer at the Cape Area Family Resource Center and sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri...
Community digest 07/05/05 (07/05/05)
Jackson yard sale acts as fund raiser A yard sale to benefit the Women's Safe House, SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence and the Cape Girardeau Police Department will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 213 N. Russell St., Jackson. The sale starts at 6:30 a.m. each day. Items for sale include donations from 23 families and baked goods...
Digital mapping project to chart flood plain changes (07/05/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Missouri-Columbia will update maps of flood plains in 10 Missouri counties under a federal grant. Maps of Audrain, Boone, Franklin, Howard, Marion, McDonald, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls and Warren counties will be digitally upgraded under a $997,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Chicago area company settles logo infringement case (07/05/05)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Chicago area businessman has agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle a trademark infringement case involving unauthorized use of university logos. Donald Bruno, of Burr Ridge, Ill., was placed on probation for 2 1/2 years after pleading guilty to unauthorized use of a trademark. Bruno agreed to pay $1.15 million in criminal fines and $1.74 million in civil fines, penalties and restitution, according to court records in Will County, Ill...
Comet collision with NASA probe wows scientists (07/05/05)
PASADENA, Calif. -- When space history books are rewritten, NASA's success at blasting a crater in a comet is sure to be included as more than just a footnote. It's not the same as putting a man on the moon or blasting average citizens up into space. But like putting robots on Mars, early suggestions are that it captured the public imagination...
Authorities: Search for boy yields remains (07/05/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Authorities said Monday they found human remains during their search for a missing 9-year-old boy whose sister was found days earlier at a Denny's restaurant with a registered sex offender. Sheriff Rocky Watson said the remains were found in western Montana and would be sent to an FBI laboratory for DNA analysis. He did not say whether the remains were believed to be those of Dylan Groene, and declined to answer questions...
N.Y. lawmaker won't hesitate to pen harsh replies to constituents (07/05/05)
WASHINGTON -- A lifelong boxing fan who himself trains in the ring twice a week, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is not one to run away when it comes to confrontation -- even when it comes in the form of a letter from a constituent. "I understand that you recently contacted my office requesting that I vote to censure President Bush," King recently wrote Long Island constituent Harry Halikias. ...
Presidents aren't always happy with the justices they pick (07/05/05)
WASHINGTON -- Dwight D. Eisenhower called his Supreme Court appointments the "biggest damn fool mistake I ever made." Richard Nixon unwittingly named the future liberal author of Roe v. Wade. George H.W. Bush's choice now evokes a GOP grumble, "No more Souters!"...
Bush's birthday reminds aging boomers to take health stock (07/05/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush turns 59 on Wednesday -- and with just one year left before officially becoming a senior citizen, it's one of those birthdays that marks a good time to take stock of your health. People Bush's age can expect to live another 22 years or so. The goal isn't just to get all those years but to make them quality ones, and live independently as long as possible...
A little bit like home: U.S. troops in Iraq mark holiday with food, pool dips (07/05/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In blistering summer heat and blinding sandstorms, U.S. troops marked Independence Day on Monday with barbecues, volleyball and -- for those who have them -- dips in the pool. Bursts of gunfire and wailing sirens served as a reminder of why the troops are here...
World briefs 7/5/05 (07/05/05)
Mexican officials may have arrested cartel chief; Saudi security forces kill top al-Qaida militant ; Former ruling party wins key race in Mexico
A new agenda: Al-Jazeera eyes West as it prepares to launch English-language channel (07/05/05)
DOHA, Qatar -- Al-Jazeera is nothing if not bold. It has fought repeatedly with Washington, which says its exclusive broadcasts of Osama bin Laden speeches show an anti-American, pro-terrorist bias. Its freewheeling broadcasts have decimated state-run TV stations across much of the Arab world, leading some countries to close its bureaus down...
Afghan civilians killed in U.S. air strike, officials say (07/05/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An American airstrike in Afghanistan's rugged eastern mountains killed 17 civilians, including women and children, an Afghan official said Monday. The U.S. military confirmed civilian deaths but said the numbers were unclear. An initial airstrike destroyed a house, and as villagers gathered to look at the damage, a U.S. warplane dropped a second bomb on the same target, Kunar provincial Gov. Asadullah Wafa said...
Area running (07/05/05)
Independence Day 5K Results from the Independence Day 5K, which took place Monday at Jackson City Park and was sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital and Main Street Fitness Center: 1-mile run (winners) Men 10-and-under -- Riley Duncan, 8:13...
Jackson junior team ties for third place (07/05/05)
The Jackson American Legion junior team lost in the semifinals of the Carbondale Tournament on Sunday to finish tied for third. Jackson (19-15) had beaten Murphysboro, Ill., 5-0 to win its pool with a 3-0 record. Caleb Guilliams pitched five innings of one-hit ball for the win...
Cape finishes 0-4 at Ballwin's tourney (07/05/05)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion team finished 0-4 in the annual Red Loehr Memorial Firecracker Tournament, hosted by Ballwin American Legion. The eight-team event concluded Sunday at Ellisville Athletic Association. The Ford & Sons pitching staff was roughed up for a combined 48 runs in four games. That negated an offense that scored 31 runs in the tournament...
Rain denies Caps chance for win (07/05/05)
Despite moving the start time up two hours to 5 p.m., the Plaza Tire Capahas could not dodge the rain Monday night, as the third game of their three-game series with the Wichita Broncos was called after three innings. The Capahas had just taken a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third with two two-out runs when the rain started to pick up. Both managers met at home plate and the game was called before the start of the fourth inning...
Stewart finally wins at Daytona (07/05/05)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After numerous frustrating finishes, Tony Stewart finally won at NASCAR's most famous track. Stewart dominated the rain-delayed Pepsi 400 on Saturday night, but still needed a dramatic four-wide pass to move to the front, then pulled away on a restart with nine laps left to seal his first Nextel Cup victory in 14 starts at Daytona International Speedway...
Furyk holds off Woods to claim Western Open (07/05/05)
No way Jim Furyk was letting go of this victory. Not even to Tiger Woods. After finishing second three times this year, including a devastating loss the previous weekend, Furyk answered Woods' charge with three straight birdies and hung on to win the Western Open in LeMont, Ill., on Sunday. It was his first victory since the 2003 Buick Open...
Kanaan edges Wheldon at finish (07/05/05)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- While almost everyone focused on Danica Patrick, Dan Wheldon nearly tied the Indy Racing League's record for most wins in a year. Patrick battled mechanical problems and fell off the pace early, and Wheldon lost a duel -- by just .012 of a second -- with Andretti Green teammate Tony Kanaan on Sunday at Kansas Speedway...
Morris picks up 10th win (07/05/05)
PHOENIX -- Matt Morris is pitching like an All-Star, and it doesn't bother him that he didn't get selected to validate his performance. "I don't think about the All-Star Game and I should be on it, or I shouldn't," Morris said Monday after earning his 10th win. "That's not my concern. I'm beyond that. We've got a bunch of representatives from this team, and they all deserve it."...
Nunez lifted Cards to victory Sunday (07/05/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Abraham Nunez singled home the winning run in the ninth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 victory against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Albert Pujols had two hits, and Scott Rolen had two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals, who completed a 6-4 homestand...
Federer stands alone after Wimbledon title (07/05/05)
WIMBLEDON, England -- A day before Wimbledon began, Andy Roddick stood on a slope overlooking the practice courts at the All England Club. Down below, Roger Federer was going through a training session, and Roddick sneaked a peek. Two weeks later and a short walk away, Roddick got a much closer look in the Wimbledon final, and after absorbing a lopsided loss to fall to 1-9 against Federer, the American arrived at two conclusions:...
Armstrong happy with spot in pack in early stages (07/05/05)
TOURS, France -- Lance Armstrong was again content to ride safely behind in the main pack at the Tour de France on Monday, finishing in 87th place while Belgium's Tom Boonen sprinted to a stage victory for the second straight day. Boonen captured the third stage, a 133-mile leg from La Chataigneraie to Tours, in a riveting dash to the line. He won Sunday in similar fashion...
Rolen among six St. Louis all-stars (07/05/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Despite his pedestrian numbers, there will be no apologies from Scott Rolen about starting in the All-Star Game. Rolen was voted in at third base in balloting announced Sunday despite missing 33 games with a shoulder injury that required surgery. He's batting .260 with five home runs and 22 RBIs, only eighth-best on the St. Louis Cardinals...
Summer heat brings back not-so-fond memories (07/05/05)
There are moments in your life that you will never forget, like first learning to ride a bike, graduating from high school or getting married. All of these are special occasions that overcome us with a feeling of joy and accomplishment. And every now and then, something you see or hear will remind you of these times you hold so closely to your heart...
Jane Smith (07/05/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jane Halliday Smith, 94, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Superior Nursing Home in Paducah, Ky. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Edward Hahn (07/05/05)
Edward Hahn, 94, of Jackson, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Wilbert Oberbeck (07/05/05)
Wilbert Martin Oberbeck, 87, of Jackson died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at his home. Born May 4, 1918, at Tilsit, Mo., he was the son of Martin and Freda E. Nabe Oberbeck. He worked for the St. Louis Shoe Factory for 13 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II...
Richard Slinkard (07/05/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Richard L. "Dick" Slinkard, 62, of Marble Hill died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at his home. He was born June 29, 1943, at Cape Girardeau, son of Richard and Velma Bollinger Slinkard. He and Joyce Hancock were married on Nov. 3, 2000...
Verna Smith (07/05/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Verna M. Smith, 71, of Marble Hill died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born May 11, 1934, daughter of Owen and Maybel Brown Doss. She and Lloyd S. Smith were married in St. Louis. He preceded her in death...
Violet Wolfe (07/05/05)
Violet M. Wolfe, 87, of Jackson died Thursday, June 30, 2005, in Jackson. She was born March 14, 1918, in Hammonton, N.J., daughter of Elias and Grace Hoping Cossaboon. She and Jake Wolfe were married in September 1950 in Salzburg, Austria. He died in 1974...
William R. Downs (07/05/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William Roy Downs, 82, of Cairo, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Leroy Kiefer (07/05/05)
Leroy S. Kiefer, 65, of Perryville died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, son of Erby and Esther Probst Kiefer. He and Nora A. Roth were married March 2, 1957, and she survives. Kiefer was a member of Crossroads Methodist Church and the National Guard...
Wilma Schwert (07/05/05)
Wilma J. Schwert, 85, of Jackson died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 22, 1919, in Hartman, Ark., daughter of Charley and Dora Ellen Moore Wise. She and Walter Howard Schwert were married on Oct. 10, 1944. He died Sept. 29, 1997...
Eldon Maloney (07/05/05)
Eldon E. Maloney, 59, of Jackson died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Eric Keaton (07/05/05)
Eric Doyle Keaton, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 16, 1959, son of Warren Keaton and Thelma Sarah Trent Keaton. Keaton was a carpenter, and was active with the Salvation Army. He had lived in Cape Girardeau for about five years...
Eula Blair Stevenson (07/05/05)
Eula Blair Stevenson died July 4, 2005. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph Michael Stevenson. She was the second daughter of three, born June 27, 1905, to Clare Lyons Blair and Rylie Blair of Sparta, Illinois. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. ...
Hazel L. Hitt (07/05/05)
Hazel L. Hitt, 89, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 25, 1916 in Jackson, the daughter of Charles C. and Minnie Stoffregen Lowes. She and Harold L. Hitt were married April 16, 1933 in Blytheville, Ark. He passed away July 14, 1990...
Drucille Picou (07/05/05)
Drucille L. Picou, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 12, 1910, in Allenville, Mo., daughter of Harry H. and Carrie Kinder Hinton. She and Louis I. Picou were married Oct. 14, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. He died Oct. 23, 2003...
Emma Ochs (07/05/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Emma M. Ochs, 86, of Perryville died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Perryville, daughter of August and Alma Fluegel Weinrich. She and Leroy A. Ochs were married Sept. 26, 1948. He died May 26, 1997...
Cape police report 7/5/05 (07/05/05)
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Out of the past 7/5/05 (07/05/05)
25 years ago: July 5, 1980 Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale has a comfortable lead over James I. Spainhower for the Democratic nomination of governor, and Christopher S. Bond is way out front of William C. Phelps for the Republican nomination, a Missourian survey shows...
A grand entrance (07/05/05)
It's good when a city appeals to major businesses enough that those businesses choose to make a sizable investment in the community. And it's good when new corporate residents look for ways to help the community grow and prosper. Both of those aims were addressed in an agreement between the city of Cape Girardeau and Sears that resulted in the construction of the Sears Grand store on Siemers Drive. ...
Speak Out 7/5/05 (07/05/05)
We had a ball; Problems at the core; Scott City interchange; Not a good idea; Water Street beauty; Funeral courtesy; Dogs give love; On the rabid right; Face the facts; Helping both; Stopping terrorism; Thanks for checkbook; Private numbers; Grading system; Curb on fireworks; Lagging enlistments; Now there's funding; Good impression; Cut the labels; He said it best
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