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Stories from Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Survey: Missouri workers waste most time in U.S. (07/12/05)
New report says average Missouri worker wastes 3 hours and 12 minutes every day. A new Web survey says Missouri workers waste almost half of an 8-hour workday wasting time, but local businesses and state officials don't see those same results. The survey was conducted by America Online and Salary.com and found that Missouri workers reported spending an average of 3 hours and 12 minutes every work day not working, the biggest waste of time of any state in the country. ...
Search warrants lead to drug arrests on South Hanover (07/12/05)
Police searches of two homes on South Hanover Street have led to the arrest of two Cape Girardeau suspects for drug-related charges, less than a week after police clashed with residents in the same two-block area. Cape Girardeau police served search warrants Sunday night on houses at 323 and 403 S. Hanover St., according to police Capt. Carl Kinnison...
New ID requirements cause few bumps (07/12/05)
Those seeking a driver's license must provide additional identification. Tanya Sadler and her co-workers at the Chaffee license bureau haven't been yelled at nearly as often as they'd expected over the past 12 days. As big a hassle as most people considered the old system of obtaining drivers licenses, Sadler was sure the new requirements effective July 1 would upset her customers...
Farmers crave Hurricane Dennis' leftovers (07/12/05)
Growers welcome the 2-plus inches of rain that soaked the region. Hurricane Dennis damaged parts of Florida, Alabama and Georgia. But in Southeast Missouri, the resulting heavy rains thrilled farmers trying to grow crops in the hard dirt of moisture-starved fields...
Suspect flees Jackson police, jumps into creek (07/12/05)
Jackson police officers searched Hubble Creek for several hours Monday night, looking for a suspect who ran off with one of his wrists in handcuffs. The incident started at about 8:30 p.m. when police discovered a car stranded in a low-water crossing at Mary Street near the city park...
Lessons in life, living and lighting things on fire (07/12/05)
Wow! I can hardly believe I've been away at college for a whole month. It seems like only yesterday I was stressing out about what shoes to wear as I made that long walk to center stage to receive my high school diploma. But sure enough I'm here in St. ...
Learning briefs 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
Leible, Berry take top honors at Saxony; Willingham named to All Big 12 track first team; Area students to attend leadership conference
Grape scientists descend on St. Louis (07/12/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Wine lovers in search of the next great Chardonnay or Bordeaux don't usually hail Ozark Mountain vintners for their grape-growing prowess. But a team of researchers from Southwest Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia studying grape genomics hopes that will soon change. ...
Damage from Hurricane Dennis stretches far from the beaten path (07/12/05)
Storm's effects being felt far from battered Gulf Coast. NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. -- The first hard look at the spot where Hurricane Dennis rolled ashore revealed beachfront homes scoured to their pilings, roofs torn off, buckled roads and washed-out beaches -- damage that was mercifully isolated...
Crawford County collector charged with stealing (07/12/05)
STEELVILLE, Mo. -- The Crawford County collector was charged Monday with stealing after officials said more than $25,000 was discovered gone from county coffers. They said the money has gone missing since Jan. 1, 2003. Daniel Wayne Gladden, 54, of Steelville faces one count of felony stealing...
Much of state's farmland still hurting for rain (07/12/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rainfall last week helped crops in some parts of Missouri, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday, but dry soil conditions persisted across much of the state. Farmers averaged 6.6 days suitable for field work last week, up from a week before. ...
Authorities charge 25 in Springfield drug bust (07/12/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Twenty-five people were charged Monday with taking part in a drug ring that allegedly trafficked more than a ton of marijuana and other narcotics. U.S. Attorney Todd Graves unsealed a federal grand jury indictment that accuses all of the defendants of distributing more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana between about October 2003 and February. Some are also charged with gun violations, money laundering and distributing methamphetamine, Ecstasy and cocaine...
Popular Parkinson's drugs may cause gambling addiction (07/12/05)
CHICAGO -- Joe Neglia was a retired government intelligence worker with Parkinson's disease when he suddenly developed what he calls a gambling habit from hell. After losing thousands of dollars playing slot machines near his California home several times a day for nearly two years, Neglia stumbled across an Internet report linking a popular Parkinson's drug he used with compulsive gambling...
White House quiet on Bush adviser, leaked information on CIA agent (07/12/05)
WASHINGTON -- For the better part of two years, the word coming out of the Bush White House was that presidential adviser Karl Rove had nothing to do with the leak of a female CIA officer's identity and that whoever did would be fired. But Bush spokesman Scott McClellan wouldn't repeat those claims Monday in the face of Rove's own attorney, Robert Luskin, acknowledging the political operative spoke to Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, one of the reporters who disclosed Valerie Plame's name...
Pentagon signals troop cuts in Iraq in '06 (07/12/05)
WASHINGTON -- Major reductions in U.S. troop levels in Iraq next year appear increasingly likely, although Pentagon officials and private analysts said Monday it is too early to predict the specific size and timing. The Pentagon is eager to pull some of its 135,000 troops out of Iraq in 2006, partly because the counterinsurgency is stretching the Army and Marine Corps perilously thin as casualties mount and partly because officials believe the presence of a large U.S. ...
U.S. troops kill 14 insurgents in north (07/12/05)
U.S. troops fight in Tal Afar; 10 Iraqi soldiers die in attacks in central Iraq. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. soldiers killed 14 insurgents in two days of fighting in a strategic northern city, the American military said Monday, and gunmen killed 10 Iraqi soldiers in the central Sunni heartland...
Four terror suspects escape from U.S. base (07/12/05)
Rescuers also find body of missing U.S. commando. BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Four suspected Arab terrorists broke out of a U.S. military detention facility in Afghan- istan on Monday -- the first time anyone has escaped -- and rescuers found the body of a missing U.S. commando...
London death toll reaches 52, Blair pledges manhunt (07/12/05)
Prime minister promised a "vigorous and intense" search for attackers. LONDON -- In a city reeling from its worst attack since World War II, the messages fluttering in a light breeze Monday atop a mound of flowers for the victims mirrored the sorrow and anger sweeping London...
Simonhoff selected pre-season All-American (07/12/05)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tim Billings was not a bit surprised when he found out that punter David Simonhoff was recently selected to The Sports Network's 2005 Division I-AA preseason All-American first team. "It's quite an honor for him, but he certainly deserves it," Billings said. "He's the leading returning punter in the nation, and I expect him to show continued improvement this season."...
BCS unveils new poll to replace AP (07/12/05)
The new poll will include voting from former coaches and players, along with media. NEW YORK -- The Bowl Championship Series has a new poll, one that begins a month into the college football season and will include former coaches and players, plus media members...
An ace on wheels: Ron Maurer fires hole in one from wheelchair (07/12/05)
Maurer fires hole in one from his wheelchair Ron Maurer hasn't been able to walk for 32 years. But that didn't stop the Cape Girardeau native from firing a hole in one July 2 at Riverside Golf Club in Fenton, Mo. Like his other athletic endeavors, Maurer accomplished the feat from his wheelchair...
Wie fades late on opening day of men's Amateur Public Links (07/12/05)
LEBANON, Ohio -- Michelle Wie faded down the stretch again and shot a 6-over 76 on the first day of stroke play at the men's Amateur Public Links on Monday. Playing in front of a huge gallery, the 15-year-old tied for 84th in the 156-player field. The low 64 scorers over 36 holes of medal play -- the second 18 is today -- move on to match play on Wednesday...
Phils' Abreu wins HR Derby (07/12/05)
The slugger belted a record 24 home runs in a single round and 41 on the night. DETROIT -- Bobby Abreu won the Home Run Derby with a record-setting performance Monday night, hitting an astounding 24 homers in his first turn at bat before outslugging hometown favorite Ivan Rodriguez in the finals...
Cards' Carpenter to start for NL (07/12/05)
La Russa opted for his own pitcher over Willis and Clemens. DEARBORN, Mich. -- Tony La Russa found his All-Star starter on his own pitching staff. Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals will get the ball for the National League tonight at Detroit's Comerica Park, capping a successful comeback from right shoulder surgery. His AL opponent on the mound will be Chicago White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle...
Sports briefs 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
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The science of Harry Potter (07/12/05)
NORFOLK, Va. -- When the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry fly off on broomsticks, most Harry Potter fans think "magic." Charlene Haviland thinks "aerodynamics." And when Professor Albus Dumbledore snaps his fingers to turn on the lights, the middle school teacher gets excited -- at the prospect of explaining how a remote control works...
Daughter bags camping fun in Scouting outing (07/12/05)
We packed Bailey off to camp on Sunday. She and several of her fellow troop members are spending this week at Girl Scout camp. Bailey barely could contain her excitement last week as she readied for camp. Camp comes complete with a lake, a swimming pool and even horses to ride, not to mention sleeping cabins and a dining hall. Even so, Bailey had to take a ton of gear...
Carrie Smith (07/12/05)
Carrie E. Smith, 52, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Robert Hutson (07/12/05)
Robert "Bob" Hutson, 78, of Jackson died Monday, July 11, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Peters (07/12/05)
BENTON, Ill. -- Charles Edwin Peters, 69, of Benton, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ill. He was born Jan. 13, 1936, in Balcom, Ill., son of Henry T. and Laura Rudert Peters. He and Sue Ann Jobe were married Sept. 22, 1960, in Stryker, Ohio...
Nancy Gillette (07/12/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Nancy L. Gillette, 64, of Perryville died Friday, July 8, 2005, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born June 14, 1941, in Evansville, Ind., daughter of Oran Harold and Virginia Mae Brown. She married Donald E. Gillette...
Joseph Hohler Jr. (07/12/05)
Joseph L. Hohler Jr., 53, of South Boardman, Mich., passed away suddenly Saturday, July 9, 2005, in a motorcycle accident. Born Sept. 21, 1951, in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of Joseph and Dorothy Lindner Hohler Sr. Joseph graduated from Hackett Catholic Central High School in 1969. He continued his education and graduated from Kalamazoo Valley College and Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Mich...
Connie Morton (07/12/05)
Connie Jo Doty Morton, 50, of Riverside, Calif., went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, friends and pets. She was born May 27, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, the only child of Bill and Bette Doty. She moved to Riverside in 1967 and graduated from Rubidoux High School in 1974, and the RCC nursing program in 1990...
Births 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
Wilkinson; Beussink; Gotto; Sheehan
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * At 4:51 p.m., a fuel leak at the Interstate 55 northbound 96-mile marker. * At 6:38 p.m., emergency medical service at 1200 Linden St. * At 6:49 p.m., a box alarm at 2119 Sussex Drive...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
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Out of the past 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
25 years ago: July 12, 1980 A sizzling record high for the summer is set; at the municipal airport, the mercury rises to 104 degrees, while in downtown Cape Girardeau, the reading is 105; area residents have suffered 100-degree-plus weather throughout the week, excluding Monday and Thursday, when the official high was 98 degrees...
Hanover Street (07/12/05)
For many Cape Girardeans, the confrontation between police officers and residents of South Hanover Street on the Fourth of July represents a festering problem for which there doesn't appear to be any easy solution. Like the situation that existed in the Good Hope Street area a few years ago, South Hanover has become a neighborhood where the seamier side of life has established a hold that presents serious problems for police and for law-abiding citizens in and around the area...
Nonsense on Hanover must end (07/12/05)
To the editor: After reading Robert Glasper's letter to the editor, I had to respond. Glasper suggests the disturbance that took place on Hanover Street served as a "wake-up call" and that it was needed to keep Cape Girardeau from "ending up back in the twilight zone of the pre-civil rights era."...
Human promise relies on reality (07/12/05)
To the editor: Columnist Mona Charen's worldview, to quote Tevya from "Fiddler on the Roof," "leaves the whole world blind and toothless." Scoffing at the perpetrators of the British bombings, she claims that an "Islamist ... campaign to undermine western societies" has a toehold in "Britain's overindulgence of any minority complaint," including, egad, those of Muslims...
Some vaccines are still unsafe (07/12/05)
To the editor: I received a call from Gov. Matt Blunt's office inviting me to the signing of Senate Bill 74 which limits mercury in vaccines. I advocated for mercury to be removed from vaccines after watching my son's life forever change when he received mercury at a level 55 times over the safe limit. I know firsthand the devastation this neurotoxin can bring...
David Limbaugh for High Court? (07/12/05)
To the editor: Regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: Why not some new blood such as Cape Girardeau's David Limbaugh? He is bound to be better than the likes of Ruth Bader-Ginsberg. PAUL GRINDSTAFF, Montrose, Colo.
Speak Out 7/12/05 (07/12/05)
Dumping ground?; Ticket target; Tell the truth; Out of our control; Ungentle Bin; Still better than most; Colorful attire; Still in slavery; Evil terrorism; Southern heritage; A good example; University funding
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