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Stories from Monday, July 11, 2005

Blanket rezoning plan awaits Jackson board action (07/11/05)
Jackson aldermen soon will soon decide what kind of zones will line West Jackson Boulevard. The word zone is defined differently by various people. To science fiction writers, the Twilight Zone is a masterful, mysterious place where rules of science and society don't apply...
Verdict resolves murder case, questions linger (07/11/05)
Discovery of a second body reveals link between the two cases. The glinting gold teeth convinced Dave Elmendorf the pile of bones was human. The body was so badly decomposed that Elmendorf, a lab technician at nearby Larron Laboratory, hadn't been sure. Despite the doubt, his first thought was of Margaret Smith...
High-flying action closes Cape air show (07/11/05)
Historic warbirds, high-tech fighters and jet-powered porta-potty thrill visitors. Fans catching the last day of the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival on Sunday saw some unusual things. They caught glimpse of a jet-powered porta-potty scooting down the runway, flames bursting from its, well, rear. ...
South Hanover Street a growing problem area (07/11/05)
When asked if South Hanover Street has become the new Good Hope Street in terms of being a chronic problem neighborhood, Cape Girardeau Police Capt. Carl Kinnison said the situation hasn't escalated that far. However, he said it is an ever growing concern...
Use of force by police seen as rare but necessary action (07/11/05)
Law enforcement authorities work to keep confrontations from escalating. The brawl last week between Cape Girardeau police and residents on South Hanover Street led to the use of pepper spray, Tasers and the drawing of a firearm by law enforcement...
Horizons summer programs at SEMO give children new learning experiences (07/11/05)
A week of rock climbing, making mirrors, fragrances and plastics or assembling and disassembling a computer are some examples of the 27 programs available for children 9 to 14 at Horizons. Most of the 27 programs took place on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, but venturing outside the classroom for field trips was not uncommon. Four one-week sessions were offered in the morning or afternoon from June 6 to July 1. The average fee for each session was about $99...
Community briefs 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
Family gathers to celebrate woman's 90th birthday Ruth Jauch of Cape Girardeau celebrated her 90th birthday on June 18 at Arena Park. About 70 family members and friends from Missouri, Kansas, Florida and California gathered to mark her special day...
Cape fire report 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: * At 7:35 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. * At 7:48 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. * At 10:51 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Minute Men Way...
How the story was reported (07/11/05)
Even 25 years after the murder of retired Southeast Missouri State University professor Margaret Smith, many people are reluctant to discuss the case. Brian "Andy" Abbott, who is in his 23rd year of a 37-year sentence at the Jefferson City Correctional Center for Smith's death and the theft of her car, declined interview requests from the Southeast Missourian...
Locks of Love donor inspired by article (07/11/05)
Breanna Kinder, 7, of Jackson recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Breanna's mother showed her a newspaper article of a little girl who donated hair two years ago and Breanna decided she would do the same. ...
Man charged with murder in police officer's shooting (07/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Prosecutors could seek the death penalty against a man charged with shooting a suburban St. Louis police sergeant to death. Kevin Johnson, 19, of Kirkwood, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in Tuesday's death of Kirkwood Sgt. William McEntee. McEntee was shot while he sat in his patrol car after responding to a complaint about fireworks...
Children get lessons on good manners at Governor's Mansion (07/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Seven-year-old sisters Shawna and Elise Rippee walked very slowly, careful not to spill punch -- on the thick carpet or on their fancy clothes -- as they sat to nibble on pastries during a break in their morning lesson on manners...
Private school to pay family of expelled student (07/11/05)
LADUE, Mo. -- The family of a former private school student -- expelled for distributing nude photographs of an underage female classmate -- has settled its lawsuit against the school. Under an agreement reached last month and still to be finalized, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School will pay Matthew Beath's family $200,000...
Hurricane Dennis hits coast with less menace (07/11/05)
Weakened hurricane pounds Alabama-Florida coast leaving 470,000 without power PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Weaker than forecasters feared, Hurricane Dennis dealt the storm-beleaguered Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast only a moderate blow Sunday, sparing the region the widespread destruction wrought by Ivan just 10 months earlier...
FBI identifies remains found at remote Montana campsite as missing youth (07/11/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Human remains discovered at a remote western Montana campsite were identified Sunday as Dylan Groene, the 9-year-old boy who disappeared nearly two months ago from the scene of three grisly slayings. The announcement from Kootenai County officials confirmed that Dylan's sister Shasta, 8, was the only survivor of the brutal attacks that began the night authorities believe Joseph Edward Duncan III appeared at her mother's rural Coeur d'Alene home...
New federal rules aim to bring forth more cheating cases (07/11/05)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new set of federal rules took effect last month, placing the onus for identifying, investigating and reporting allegations of scientific misconduct on universities and institutions. "This raises the stakes on academia itself to self regulate," said Washington D.C.-based lawyer David Bloch who works with medical manufacturers and trade groups...
Allegations of fake scientific research reach new high (07/11/05)
On the night of his 12th wedding anniversary, Dr. Andrew Friedman was terrified. This brilliant surgeon and researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School feared that he was about to lose everything -- his career, his family, the life he'd built -- because his boss was coming closer and closer to the truth:...
Bomb investigators, rescuers struggle to find bodies, clues (07/11/05)
Former police official believes bombers were British-born extremists. LONDON -- Seventy feet below the traffic-clogged London streets, with temperatures reaching 140 degrees in the rat-infested Underground tunnel, white-suited rescue workers pulled 21 more bodies from the bombed-out wreckage of a subway car Sunday...
Wave of attacks kills nearly 50 people in Iraq (07/11/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A man strapped with explosives blew himself up Sunday at an Iraqi military recruiting center in Baghdad, one of a series of suicide attacks that killed at least 48 people and ended a relative lull in violence in recent days. Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari criticized U.S. ...
Caps find 'rout' to World Series (07/11/05)
The Plaza Tire Capahas readily acknowledged that the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional field was not nearly as strong as it normally is. But the Capahas weren't about to let that detract from their dominating run through the four-team, double-elimination tournament at Capaha Field...
Cape Jr. Legion wins District 14 title (07/11/05)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team had just two hits but still beat Jackson 3-2 Sunday afternoon to win the District 14 Tournament in Chaffee. Cape, the top seed, improved to 25-11 after going 3-0 in the district tournament. The squad advances to the Zone 4 Tournament, which will be played later this week in either Perryville or Imperial...
Area sports digest 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
Davis resigns head pro post at country club The Cape Girardeau Country Club is without a head golf professional for the second time this year. D.W. Davis, who was named the club pro May 5, resigned his position around the end of June. Cape Country Club general manager Dave Kaesheimer on Saturday confirmed Davis' resignation...
Earnhardt ends victory drought at Chicagoland (07/11/05)
The fan favorite won the USG Sheetrock 400. JOLIET, Ill. -- The roar from the crowd told the story after Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back. The fan favorite finally appears to have broken out of a nearly season-long slump...
O'Hare wins first trophy on PGA Tour (07/11/05)
Sitting behind a trophy, his wife and in-laws in front of him, Sean O'Hair was very much a man at peace. He's having the success his father demanded, winning the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., on Sunday for his first victory in just his 18th career PGA Tour start, a day before his 23rd birthday. But he's found a way to win and be happy, a balance that didn't seem possible when he was growing up...
Rogers says he plans to go to All-Star game (07/11/05)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kenny Rogers left the Texas Rangers' clubhouse Sunday without saying whether he will participate in the All-Star game, but later told a newspaper that he is going to Detroit. Rogers told team officials that he wasn't speaking to reporters after the Rangers beat Toronto 9-8 in their final game before the break. The 40-year-old left-hander didn't respond when asked questions while walking out of the clubhouse...
World squad claims All-Star Futures game (07/11/05)
DETROIT -- Justin Huber has been to the All-Star Futures game three times, and he's not real interested in coming back. "Although it's a tremendous honor, there is another side to it and that side is we're all pushing to get to the major leagues," the hard-hitting Kansas City prospect said. "This is not the highlight of your career."...
Redbirds enter All-Star break on winning note (07/11/05)
St. Louis defeated the Giants 4-3 for an 11 1/2 game lead in the NL Central. The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Suppan was more surprised with his offense than the St. Louis defense, and he needed both to earn his first win in San Francisco...
Armstrong yields the overall lead to German (07/11/05)
The six-time champion chooses to conserve his energy for the mountains. MULHOUSE, France -- Lance Armstrong is content to let someone else wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France -- for now. He surrendered the overall lead in the ninth stage Sunday, taking the pressure off his team as the Alps await and challenges with key rivals could begin in earnest...
Sports briefs 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
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Couple bringing 'sweet things' to Cape (07/11/05)
A bakery without doughnuts? It just might be crazy enough to work. Sweet Things, a new Cape Girardeau bakery set to open by Aug. 1 at 1908 Independence St., will feature many a tasty item, but you won't find doughnuts. "It's going to be part of the sign: No doughnuts," said Pura Fitzgerald, who will own the business along with her husband, Jerry...
Early returns: University of Missouri team gets a jump on melon season (07/11/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The fruit tempted Robert Stevinson. Sliced open in front of him like two halves of a lime-green sun, the melon called to the Fulton farmer. At last, Stevinson gave in to his desires, pulled out his pocketknife and cut into the green flesh...
Retailers report 'terrific' June (07/11/05)
Another big concern for consumers, the job market, also showed signs of improvement. The arrival of summer weather prevailed over consumers' worries about rising oil prices last month, sending shoppers into stores and delivering retailers their best performance in more than a year...
State OKs job training grants for three local businesses (07/11/05)
The first round of grants will be used used to train more than 6,700 employees in Missouri. Nearly $2.4 million in state job-training money has been awarded to 81 Missouri manufacturers, including first-round grants to three local companies with several more businesses to be named in coming weeks...
People on the move 07/11/05 (07/11/05)
Missouri Veterans Home names employee of year Registered nurse Bonnie Miller was elected by her co-workers as employee of the year at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Miller started at the facility in 2003. Administrator Jan Rau made the announcement at the annual employee appreciation night/bingo bash held at VFW Post 3838...
Dennis Everett (07/11/05)
WYATT, Mo. -- Dennis Ray Everett, 41, of Wyatt, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1963, in St. Louis, son of Leroy Everett and Leta Mae White Scott Bailey. Everett lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a truck driver...
Eddie Brown (07/11/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Eddie Lee Brown, 75, of Cairo died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo, with Knights of Columbus Rites at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo, with the Rev. Jerome Fortenberry officiating...
Robert Hablin (07/11/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Robert L. Hablin, 89, of Anna died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Union County Hospital. He was born March 22, 1916, in Murphysboro, son of Lee and Hazel Hinman Halbin. He and Jean Vaughn were married. Halbin worked at CIPS as a line foreman for many years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Anna. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II...
Hubert Gilliland (07/11/05)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Hubert Gilliland, 79, of Puxico passed away July 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 16, 1926, in Gipsy, Mo., son of the late Jasper Newton and Flora Jane Stilts Gilliland. He and Jean Shrum were united in marriage Nov. 23, 1951...
Cape police report 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
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Out of the past 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
25 years ago: July 11, 1980 The new Municipal Swimming Pool on the campus of Central High School will be open to the public for swimming six hours a day beginning Monday; the new $1.3 million pool, a joint city-Cape Girardeau Public Schools project, had formerly been used only for organized swim classes during the week and was open to the general public for swimming only on weekends...
Patriot Act (07/11/05)
St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press St. Joseph Public Library director Mary Beth Revels has never seen the Patriot Act used here. Still, she is opposed to renewing a law that breaks down the wall of privacy once enjoyed by library patrons across the nation...
Deep Impact (07/11/05)
Chicago Tribune The climax of the Deep Impact mission, tracked by the probe's mother ship as well as the Hubble and other telescopes, could provide the most riveting holiday gift from NASA since Apollo 8's first manned orbit of the moon on Christmas Eve of 1968...
CTC's vital role (07/11/05)
The Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center provides secondary and post-secondary technical training that prepares students to enter the work force. CTC also works with area manufacturers to tailor training programs to their needs. Two recent examples demonstrate that CTC is providing the kind of innovative training that should serve its 1,200 students well...
Speak Out 7/11/05 (07/11/05)
There, not here; Check out landlords; More sidewalks, please; Lots of cleanup; Another woman; Drug problem; Looks sloppy; A good city
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