[SeMissourian.com] A Few Clouds ~ 77°F  
River stage: 23.79 ft. Falling
Monday, July 28, 2014

Stories from Thursday, July 14, 2005

Cape police report 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Talecia Tooks, 30, of Springfield, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on a Greene County warrant for driving while license was revoked...
Cape fire report 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday: nAt 7:12 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of North Park. nAt 8:40 p.m., wires arcing at 906 S. Benton. n At 9:09 p.m., alarm sounding at 1923 Emily. n At 9:59 p.m., emergency medical service on Henderson...
Jackson, state disagree on who should pay for lights along U.S. 61 (07/14/05)
Jackson city officials want the state to pay for street lights to provide a well-lit entrance to the city along U.S. 61. But Missouri Department of Transportation officials say the city should foot the bill on the state-maintained route. The disagreement is playing out in letters from MoDOT and the city...
Cape Planning and Zoning Commission action 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
n Recommended, at its Wednesday night meeting, rezoning of a vacant house at 229 N. Lorimier St. from R-4, multifamily residential district, to C-3, central business district, so the house can be torn down to provide added parking for KFVS12. n Tabled the request of Saint Francis Medical Center for C-3, central business district, zoning to allow for construction of a four-story parking garage at the corner of Mount Auburn and Gordonville roads with plans to add two more stories later. ...
Forecasters: Rain, rain here to stay (07/14/05)
Temperatures expected to rise as weakening low-pressure system stalls over region. Forecasters are predicting more rain for Southeast Missouri until next week as the remnants of Hurricane Dennis stall and spin over the Midwest. Hurricane Dennis has drenched much of the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio valley regions, and some of the heaviest rain fell in Southeast Missouri. ...
Call of the farm (07/14/05)
Nearing 70, Glen Birk is working his last harvest before handing over operations to his son. Glen Birk rarely watches the weather report. Too unreliable, he says. He only holds stock in what he sees with the practical eyes of a man who's been farming for the better part of five decades...
Community cuisine 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Masonic lodge sponsors chicken and fish fry ...
Community digest 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Sale to fund service projects, scholarships; Jackson Municipal Band performs tonight; Picnic in Chaffee's Circle Park scheduled; Speaker to discuss geology, earthquakes; Neighborhood group meets next week; Community invited to tour senior center; Dinner, dance to help cover medical expenses; Recycling center holding appreciation day; Nussbaum family will have reunion in Tilsit ; Illinois Legion post retiring old flags; Information needed to update Conrad book
Military digest 07/14/05 (07/14/05)
Two in Navy visit United Arab Emirates Navy Seaman Katherine D. Johnson and Airman Joshua D. Nelson made a port visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. ...
Drinking, stripping laws get tougher (07/14/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt signed eight crime bills, including those related to sexual misconduct, DWI and underage drinking. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed eight major crime bills on Tuesday, toughening Missouri's laws on drunken driving, alcohol consumption by minors and the operation of sexually oriented businesses...
Region digest 07/14/05 (07/14/05)
Scott City woman gets prison on drug charge A Scott City woman was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and four months in prison on a federal felony drug charge. U.S District Judge Henry Autrey sentenced Andrea Long for unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine. ...
Sprint-Nextel merger approved by shareholders (07/14/05)
Merger would create the nation's No. 3 wireless company OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- With shareholder blessing in hand, Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. are pressing forward to have their unified company -- and its newly branded products -- in stores in time for the holidays...
Short run of the 49: Daughter honors legacy of flag designed by mother (07/14/05)
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Summer baked Holt County, and a farm wife sat on her front porch making marks on cardboard. Margaret Salfrank remembers her mother at work. "My sister and I would walk up and see what she was doing, and we'd call it her doodling," she said...
Blunt signs bill, urges officials to ignore part of it (07/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Even as he signed it Wednesday, Gov. Matt Blunt urged government officials to ignore a new law that would keep the addresses and telephone numbers of public officials and law officers from being posted on the Internet without their consent...
World briefs 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Oldest panda in captivity dies at China zoo BEIJING -- The world's oldest panda held in captivity has died at a south China zoo at the age of 36, or the equivalent of 108 human years, according to the Chinese government. Meimei died Tuesday at the Guilin City Zoo in the Guangxi region, where she had been living for the past 20 years...
Nation briefs 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Ride reopened after teen's heart attack ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disney World on Wednesday reopened a thrill ride that was closed when a 16-year-old British girl almost died of cardiac arrest after riding it. Leanne Deacon, of Kibworth, England, remained in critical condition Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest Tuesday minutes after exiting the Tower of Terror...
Federal court considers lifting ban on Canadian cattle imports (07/14/05)
SEATTLE -- The Bush administration urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to reopen the border to Canadian cattle imports, which were banned from the United States in 2003 after a cow in Alberta was found to have mad cow disease. Justice Department attorney Mark Stern told a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that lifting the ban would not result in the "infestation in American livestock," adding that reopening the border was based on "good science."...
WorldCom CEO given 25-year sentence (07/14/05)
Shattered executive Bernard Ebbers, 60, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for corporate fraud. NEW YORK -- The hallmark of Bernard Ebbers, known almost universally as Bernie, was his brash, swaggering style -- and he leveraged it at WorldCom to become one of America's most celebrated CEOs...
Rehnquist suffers setback, is hospitalized (07/14/05)
WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has been hospitalized with a fever, a setback that fueled more retirement speculation. The 80-year-old Rehnquist was taken by ambulance to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday night and admitted for observation and tests, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Wednesday. She would not release other information, including his condition...
NASA scraps shuttle launch due to faulty fuel gauge (07/14/05)
The problem postponed the first flight since Columbia disaster. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA scrapped Wednesday's launch of the first shuttle flight in 2 1/2 years because of a fuel gauge that mistakenly read full instead of empty, a frustrating setback to the agency's bid to get back into space after the Columbia tragedy...
Toddler killed by LA police (07/14/05)
LOS ANGELES -- A toddler whose father held her as a shield during a gun battle with police died of a gunshot fired from a police officer's rifle, authorities said Wednesday. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey released the autopsy reports of 19-month-old Suzie Pena and her father Jose Pena, 34, who were both killed Sunday in the hours-long shootout at Pena's auto repair business...
Saddam's trial could begin next month (07/14/05)
The ousted dictator could face death penalty, said a high-ranking Iraqi judge. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein could go on trial as early as next month for his alleged role in a massacre 23 years ago, a top judge said Wednesday. He said the ousted dictator could face the death penalty...
Egypt asks UNESCO for help securing return of Rosetta Stone (07/14/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt announced Wednesday it was launching a campaign for the return of five of its most precious artifacts from museums abroad, including the Rosetta Stone in London and the graceful bust of Nefertiti in Berlin. Zahi Hawass, the country's chief archaeologist, said UNESCO had agreed to mediate in its claims for artifacts currently at the British Museum, the Louvre in Paris, two German museums and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts...
Tropical Storm Emily threatens Grenada (07/14/05)
St. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Grenadian police ordered people off the streets and businesses closed Wednesday as Tropical Storm Emily threatened an island still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Ivan last year. At 8 p.m. Wednesday, the center of Emily was about 85 miles southeast of Grenada...
Suicide bomber kills 18 Iraqi teens and children (07/14/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Tiny plastic sandals, some tattered and stained with blood, lay in a pile near a crushed child's bicycle. Mothers wailed and beat themselves after a suicide bomber killed 18 children and teenagers getting candy and toys from American soldiers...
Barbados prepares for Tropical Storm Emily (07/14/05)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The government of Barbados ordered businesses shut across the island Wednesday as Tropical Storm Emily neared the eastern Caribbean, where it was expected to reach hurricane strength as it churned toward the west. Barbados is the eastern most Caribbean island and was expected to feel the first effects of Emily...
Three passenger trains collide at station in southern Pakistan (07/14/05)
GHOTKI, Pakistan -- Three trains collided in a deadly chain reaction in southern Pakistan after a train driver misread a signal early Wednesday, killing at least 127 people and injuring hundreds in the country's worst crash in more than a decade, police and railway officials said...
Area sports digest 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Jackson to host state tournament Jackson will be the host city for the Cal Ripken Baseball state tournament for teams with 12-year-old boys. The double-elimination tournament is scheduled for July 28 through 31. Cal Ripken Baseball is affiliated with Babe Ruth Baseball. Jackson's entry won the state tournament last year...
Cape Legion juniors begin zone today (07/14/05)
Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team coach Tim Wulfers estimates it has been close to a decade since Cape last won a zone tournament. It had been about that long since Cape had won a District 14 tournament, but that drought ended on Sunday with a 3-2 victory against Jackson in the district championship game...
Scott County rides streak into final week (07/14/05)
Post 369, winner of five straight games, plans to finish out the regular season with makeup games today and Friday. The Scott County American Legion Post 369 (Medicap) baseball team may very well end up as the No. 6 seed in the upcoming six-team District 14 tournament, but coach Tom Dirnberger is happy with the way his team is playing right now...
Wie advances in men's Amateur Public Links (07/14/05)
LEBANON, Ohio -- Michelle Wie took another step toward a possible Masters invitation. Wie made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to edge Will Claxton 1-up in her first match at the men's Amateur Public Links on Wednesday. "I'm very relieved I got through today," Wie said. "It was really tough out there. It felt good after I made that putt. I have a lot more days to go, so hopefully I can keep that trend going."...
The battle of bunkers: Navigating Old Course requires steady hand (07/14/05)
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The names Tiger Woods must master at this British Open are not the usual suspects he faces at other major championships, like Vijay Singh or Phil Mickelson or Ernie Els. It's Sutherland -- a tiny pot bunker that looms large on the fourth fairway at St. Andrews...
All-Star Game ratings dip again (07/14/05)
Ratings for baseball's All-Star game hit a new low for the second straight year. The American League's 7-5 victory over the National League in Detroit received an 8.1 rating and 14 share on FOX, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday, down 8 percent from the 8.8 rating for the AL's 9-4 win last year in Houston...
Armstong leads at halfway point (07/14/05)
BRIANCON, France -- Lance Armstrong finds himself in a familiar position midway through this Tour de France. He's firmly in the lead, riding well -- and savoring every minute of the race that will be the last of his storied career. "This is my final Tour, so every day I get on the bike it is a countdown -- 12 days to go, 11 days to go, 10 days to go," the six-time champion said Wednesday after preserving his overall lead in the hardest Alpine stage...
Nationals among top stories for second half of season (07/14/05)
Washington, a surprise leader in the National League East, make moves to bolster playoff hopes. NEW YORK -- From opening day through the All-Star game, they were baseball's feel-good story. Now it gets serious for the Washington Nationals. "It was tough in the first half, and it will be even tougher in the second half," manager Frank Robinson said. "Everybody's going to be coming for us."...
Owners, players reach agreement in principle (07/14/05)
NEW YORK -- Open the arenas, break out the skates and fire up the Zamboni. The NHL is back. After losing an entire season to a lockout, players and owners ended an all-night bargaining session Wednesday by reaching their goal: a tentative deal, expected to include a salary cap, that virtually ensures hockey will return this fall...
Results from autopsy to be released today (07/14/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Medical examiners are expected to release autopsy results today for Missouri football player Aaron O'Neal. The Boone County Medical Examiner's office has completed the autopsy on O'Neal, who died Tuesday after collapsing on the field during a voluntary workout. A representative was expected to speak at a news conference late Wednesday afternoon on campus, but no one attended...
Smith will run in California to prepare for world event (07/14/05)
The Southeast Missouri State junior-to-be will be in the field at the USATF Mid-Summer Classic. Southeast Missouri State's Miles Smith, a member of the USA track and field team that will compete in the World Championships Aug. 6 through 14 in Helsinki, Finland, will run in the 400 meters Sunday at the USATF Mid-Summer Classic in Azusa, Calif...
The ground under your feet (07/14/05)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The path to better health and lower blood pressure may be paved with cobblestones. When people over 60 walked on smooth, rounded cobblestones for just a half-hour a day over four months, they significantly lowered their blood pressure and improved their balance, a study showed...
Area women go the distance for cancer research (07/14/05)
By Linda Redeffer Four determined Jackson women raised more than $10,000 toward cancer research in early June, and they did it by walking 40 miles during a hailstorm. The hailstorm wasn't part of the plan for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer the weekend of June 4, but it did not stop Cindy Heisserer and her mother-in-law, Betty, along with Lisa Newman and Heidi Hume...
Welcoming friends to the neighborhood (07/14/05)
July 14, 2005 Dear Pat, Four years ago, DC and I bought the house next door wanting some say-so over who lived there. At the time our windows were being plunked with a BB gun. The woman living next door said yes, we have a BB gun in the house but my sons are not allowed to play with it...
Stress management made simple (07/14/05)
When I came across a book called "Stress Management Made Simple" by physician Jay Winner, I have to admit I was somewhat skeptical. Stress? Simple? Tell that to the hundreds of people I know who struggle to pay bills, clean out the gutters before the next rainstorm and do what is necessary to maintain minimally acceptable sexual relations with an equally stressed-out mate...
Milford Sturgeon (07/14/05)
ZALMA, Mo.-- Milford Isaac Sturgeon, 92, of Zalma died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Advance Nursing Center in Advance, Mo. He was born April 10, 1913, at Zalma, son of Gilbert Henry and Rozina Gaines Sturgeon. He and Sharon Pape were married Sept. 14, 1973...
Alice Patterson (07/14/05)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Alice Louise Patterson, 78, of New Madrid died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at her home. She was born March 25, 1927, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of Willard Thomas and Effie Mae Mansfield Hockersmith. She and Raymond Patterson were married Oct. 5, 1944, in New Madrid...
Gene Haynes (07/14/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Gene R. "Doc" Haynes, 70, of Anna died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 3, 1935, at Lowndes, Mo., son of Ulus and Maude Shetley Haynes. He and Bonnie J. Martin were married July 21, 1956, in Corinth, Miss...
Births 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Hutson; Crider; Eifert; Lykes; Hutchinson; Jenkins; Bechtold; Babb; Dameron
Out of the past 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
25 years ago: July 14, 1980 Lt. Gov. William C. Phelps, expressing confidence that his drive for the governor's mansion this year will be successful, brings his campaign to Cape Girardeau; Phelps claims "a broad base of support among Missouri Republicans"; he is locked in a battle with former Gov. Kit Bond for the GOP nomination...
The murals of Cape Girardeau (07/14/05)
When the Mississippi River floodwall was started in the 1950s, Cape Girardeau began to move away from the river and toward the interstate. The construction of the floodwall and the interstate highway system came into existence at the same time. For Cape Girardeau, the irony of that is significant...
Promoting new jobs (07/14/05)
Incentives for new businesses that add jobs and produce more tax revenue have been a standard economic-development practice for years. Cities, counties and states look for creative ways to stimulate interest in new or expanded operations. Some incentives, however, receive little interest because the benefits are realized too far down the pipeline in startup operations. Or sometimes businesses receive incentives early in the process but never actually get to the point of providing new jobs...
Voice concerns about plan to add Rockview-Dexter trains (07/14/05)
To the editor: I would like to give anyone who will be affected by the tremendous increase in train traffic from Rockview to Dexter, Mo., as proposed by the Union Pacific Railroad, much-needed information to be able to voice concerns or complaints. A copy of the project proposal in online at www.stb.dot.gov under "Filings." The docket number is 34672. ...
Police did right thing on Hanover (07/14/05)
To the editor: To the people who are upset with what happened on the Fourth of July on Hanover Street: That's a shame. I believe that the police officers did the right thing. It has nothing to do with race. That is what is wrong with the world today. Everyone is reaching for an excuse or justification for what they do wrong when they get caught...
Speak Out 7/14/05 (07/14/05)
Finding answers; Trains in Chaffee; Tells it like it is; Using force; Hanover concerns; Locating the trouble; Bad memories
Front cover

Browse full calendar