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Stories from Saturday, July 16, 2005

Commission meeting (07/16/05)
Missouri government review panel to visit Cape Commission pursuing major restructuring for the first time in 30 years. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri residents will have an opportunity to offer ideas on how state government can be improved when a panel pursuing an overhaul of state operations meets Friday in Cape Girardeau...
Lights, camera... Cape? (07/16/05)
"Killshot," the 1989 novel by acclaimed author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau while on the lam from a pair of hitmen...
Shuttle launch delayed until next week at best (07/16/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA said Friday it would not try to launch the space shuttle Discovery until late next week at the earliest. Officials were no closer to figuring out why a fuel gauge acted up shortly before launch time on Wednesday. The space agency has given up trying to launch Discovery any time soon, said spokesman Bruce Buckingham...
Illinois chase ends in Missouri with Florida man in custody (07/16/05)
Standard-Democrat BERTRAND, Mo. -- A Florida man is in custody after a chase that began in Illinois and ended in Missouri at around 6 a.m. Friday. According to authorities, the incident began in Williamson County, Ill., when Richard Alan Perman, 46, of Orlando, Fla., stopped at a Marion, Ill., gas station. Perman reportedly told the attendant that he was on his way to shoot some people at a college...
Region digest 07/16/05 (07/16/05)
Strip club lobby launching challenge of new law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Adult entertainment businesses plan to ask to a judge to block a new law that would prohibit lap dances and full nudity in Missouri strip clubs. The Missouri chapter of Adult Club Executives plans to seek an injunction next week against the law scheduled to take effect Aug. ...
Fire report 07/16/05 (07/16/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * At 4:16 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Highway 74 and Kingshighway. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 12:34 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Street...
Hundreds conjure fervor at Potter party (07/16/05)
Kaitlyn Dodd of McClure, Ill., spent the entire day Friday in a black robe, dressed as a student from the Hogwarts school, where Harry Potter learned his magic. Like hundreds of Potter fans in the Cape Girardeau area and millions around the world, Friday was a day the 12-year-old has been anticipating for months. At 12:01 a.m. today, she was ready to learn the identity of the Half-Blood Prince when "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released...
Religion briefs 7/16/05 (07/16/05)
First Baptist youths attend Passport camp; Trinity Lutheran church sponsors card party; Missouri Baptist leader to visit area church; Today; Sunday; Monday; Thursday
Christian conversion (07/16/05)
Nation's largest church opens this weekend in former NBA arena HOUSTON -- An arena that basketball fans once packed to see the NBA's Houston Rockets is about to take on a new role -- home to the largest congregation in the nation. Lakewood Church, led by televangelist and best-selling author Joel Osteen, has grown so much in recent years that this weekend it will expand into a new building: the former Compaq Center...
Rehnquist decision to stay could quicken Bush on Supreme Court nomination (07/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- William H. Rehnquist's plan to stay on as chief justice clears the way for President Bush to make a swift decision to replace retiring Sandra Day O'Connor. Liberals and conservatives have different ideas about whom that might boost, but they agree Bush will try to move the court to the right...
Govs. eyeing Medicaid co-pays (07/16/05)
An increase of just $1 per service forces tough decisions for some. WASHINGTON -- One woman visited the emergency room four times rather than pay a $1 fee for her insulin. That way she could get it for free. Another found herself choosing between diapers for her grandchildren or medicine for her diabetes and heart problems. She, too, ended up in the hospital, treated by Dr. Kevin Larsen, a specialist in internal medicine in Minneapolis...
Mideast truce unravels during day of violence (07/16/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The van, loaded with homemade rockets, was racing through a crowded Gaza City street when an Israeli aircraft swooped down and launched an airstrike. The dead were senior Hamas weapons makers, the army said. Other airstrikes Friday and early Saturday hit caves where fighters huddled and left six dead in all. ...
KU officials say Williams committed violations (07/16/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Roy Williams violated NCAA rules as basketball coach at Kansas by approving payments to graduating players and others who had used up their eligibility, the school said Friday. After conducting an internal review, the school said Williams -- now preparing for his third season at national champion North Carolina -- approved payments made by three representatives of the university's "athletics interests."...
Medical examiner plans own investigation (07/16/05)
The Boone County medical examiner will look into the death of MU player Aaron O'Neal. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- With conclusive autopsy results still weeks away, the Boone County medical examiner plans her own investigation into Tuesday's death of Missouri football player Aaron O'Neal...
A major player who has no peers (07/16/05)
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Spikes were still steel and woods made from wood when Jack Nicklaus commandeered golf five decades ago, playing with power and precision unlike anything the game had ever seen. He bowed out of the major championships at the Old Course wearing rubber cleats and carrying a space-age driver made from titanium in his bag. But this much hadn't changed: Nicklaus remains the benchmark against which everyone else will be measured...
Pujols HR lifts Cards in 13 innings (07/16/05)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer off Chad Harville in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Mike Lamb had given the Astros a 3-2 lead in the top of the 13th with an RBI single...
Nicklaus retires; Woods pulls away from field (07/16/05)
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Jack Nicklaus had to go out this way, the ball curling into the cup for a birdie, the putter thrust skyward with his left hand one last time at the birthplace of golf. Farewell, Golden Bear. While Tiger Woods threatened to turn another British Open into a rout Friday, Nicklaus faded into retirement on an stirring, tear-filled day at St. Andrews, making birdie on the final hole of his competitive career...
Recovering our family birthright (07/16/05)
In Genesis 25 to 33 the prizefight between Esau and Jacob is recorded. Rebekah was pregnant with twins who "fought with each other inside her." Esau, born first, won Round 1 to inherit the family birthright. Jacob, holding his brother's heel, was born a minute late and a birthright short...
Betty Ramsey (07/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Jean Ramsey, 72, of Wappapello, Mo., died Friday, July 15, 2005, at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Sikeston, daughter of Roy Earl and Clara Belle Gaddis Owens. She and Gene Ramsey were married Oct. 9, 1948, in Piggott, Ark...
Janet Trickey (07/16/05)
Janet Joann Trickey, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 15, 2005, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Johnson (07/16/05)
Charles E. Johnson, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Kingston Wipfler (07/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kingston Zacharia Wipfler, 1 1/2 months, of Sikeston died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 2005, in Sikeston, son of Bobbi Jo Wipfler and Keith Nelson Estes. Survivors include his mother of Sikeston; his father of Scott City; three brothers, Kolton and Austin Estes of Scott City, Dylan Estes of Fruitland; a half brother, Ryan Driskell of Cape Girardeau; a half sister, Kristin Estes of Fruitland; maternal grandfather, Herman Wipfler of Illinois; and paternal grandparents, Carl and Debra Estes of Scott City.. ...
Joanna Lee (07/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joanna Lee, 78, of Sikeston died Friday, July 15, 2005, at the home of a daughter in Scott City. She was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Houston, Ark., daughter of Roy J. and Myrtle Lott Herndon. She and Meredith Lee were married Sept. 3, 1955, in Perryville. He died March 8, 2002...
Jerry Schwettman (07/16/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jerry L. Schwettman, 68, of Perryville died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Cape Girar-deau. He and Barbara Rollet were married July 26, 1986, in Las Vegas, Nev. Schwettman was retired from Procter & Gamble, and had been a teacher in Tamms, Ill. He was owner of Tuff Times Gun and Pawn Shop. He was a member of American Legion Post 133...
Mary Bollinger (07/16/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mary Jane Bollinger, 82, of Benton died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 26, 1922, at Benton, daughter of Levi and Ertie Cannon Brock. She and Orland J. Bollinger were married Aug. 31, 1941, at Benton...
Robert Marshall (07/16/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Robert William "Bob" Marshall, 53, of Marion died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at his home. He was born May 8, 1952, in Oakland, Calif., son of Charles Robert and Jean Porter Marshall. He and Necie Cooper were married July 23, 1980, in New Madrid, Mo...
Albert Martin (07/16/05)
Albert M. Martin, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1922, in St. Louis, son of August Frank and Elizabeth Amanda Godefroid Martin. He and Wanda Imogene Brase were married Oct. 17, 1942, in Perryville, Mo...
Police reports 7/16/05 (07/16/05)
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Out of the past 7/16/05 (07/16/05)
25 years ago: July 16, 1980 The sun bears down upon Southeast Missouri again, as the state enters the 20th day of the most severe heat wave since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s; a blistering 105 degrees baked Cape Girardeau yesterday, setting a new record for that date...
Eminent domain (07/16/05)
St. Joseph News-Press The U.S. Supreme Court's dramatic ruling on eminent domain imposed in commercial projects sent shock waves that rippled through Jefferson City and reached City Hall here. In a 5-4 decision, the court's majority opinion said economic development is an accepted function of government, and local officials are better positioned than federal judges to decide what's best for a community...
Waste tire fee (07/16/05)
Jefferson City News-Tribune We're pleased Gov. Matt Blunt signed into law a bill reinstating Missouri's 50 cent waste tire disposal fee. ... Whenever citizens buy a new tire, the 50-cent fee will be used to fund the cleanup of the hundreds of dumps that besmirch the countryside...
Seeing the mural (07/16/05)
Maybe the day will come when the "Mississippi River Tales" floodwall mural blends into the background and becomes downtown wallpaper, but that's doubtful. The images are too striking, too packed with information about the history of this place we live to do anything but provoke more interest in examining and appreciating them...
Speak Out 7/16/05 (07/16/05)
Ban turtle racing; Honest people suffer; Sidewalk weeds; Lights on in the rain; Thanks for help; Taking responsibility; Thanks, police; Great air show
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