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Stories from Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Scott City council action 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
Action taken during Monday's Scott City Council meeting: n A resolution was passed 8-0 to deed part of Helene Street, located north of Mary Street and south of Bridge Street, from the city to James and Elizabeth Messmer for the purposes of improvement. The city reserved a utility easement on the portion of the street where a utility line is located...
School board hears suggestions from new district superintendent (07/19/05)
Dr. David Scala attended his first Cape Girardeau district school board meeting Monday night as the new superintendent. At the meeting, the board approved several action items, including the 2005-2006 district budget and changes to board policy allowing staff members to take a maximum of three personal leave days instead of two. ...
Mo. cities: 'Killshot' could be huge plus for Cape's economy (07/19/05)
Statewide city officials say possible Cape Girardeau movie shoot would create a buzz, inconvenience. This summer, Hollywood has taken up residence in Pacific, Mo. The filming of "Saving Shiloh" -- the last of a film trilogy about an 11-year-old boy and his strong kinship with a beagle -- has movie stars dining at local restaurants, production crews staying at nearby hotels and has transformed some residents into paid actors, even if they're just extras...
Campus crusade: Making higher education less intimidating (07/19/05)
SIU, Shawnee Community College bring summer lessons to low-income students. ULLIN, Ill. -- In a basement classroom at Shawnee Community College, 9-year-old Stephanie Waggoner couldn't sit still. She wiggled around in the college-sized desk, crossed and uncrossed her legs, finally folding her feet beneath her in the seat...
City closes Capaha Pool (07/19/05)
A broken circulating pump has closed 47-year-old Capaha Pool for at least the rest of this week. The pool was closed following swimming lessons Monday night. Dan Muser, Cape Girar-deau parks and recreation director, said city crews plan to remove the heavy pump and haul it to St. ...
Jackson to move water, sewer lines for widening of 34/72 (07/19/05)
Before Phase 2 of the Highway 34/72 widening project in Jackson can begin, the city of Jackson will move water and sewer lines to make way for the Missouri Department of Transportation's plans. The city announced Monday that it will begin moving those lines running parallel to West Jackson Boulevard between Old Toll Road and the city limits near the Jackson Medical Center...
Hay bales set on fire just west of Fruitland (07/19/05)
Bales of hay were intentionally set on fire in Fruitland Sunday night and the fire chief there wants help in making sure it doesn't happen again. Fruitland firefighters responded to several bales of hay that had been intentionally set along Route FF, just west of Fruitland, chief Dean Riley said. ...
Former Cape city councilman, Jack Rickard, dies (07/19/05)
Former Cape Girardeau City Councilman Jack Rickard Sr. died Monday at the Missouri Veterans Home after a long-term illness. He was 76. Rickard was elected to the Cape Girardeau city council in 1994 to fill a two-year unexpired term. He was later re-elected in 1996, but resigned from the council in 1997 citing personal reasons. ...
Hancock refunds likely extinct (07/19/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several years have passed since tax revenue was so plentiful that state government was constitutionally bound to return the excess to taxpayers. It still appears unlikely that it will ever happen again. A recent report by State Auditor Claire McCaskill says that as of June 30, 2004, state revenue collections were $1.5 billion under the Hancock Amendment's cap on revenue growth. ...
Three die in plane crash in Southwest Missouri (07/19/05)
AURORA, Mo. -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash that killed three men and seriously injured a fourth Monday morning. The fatalities were identified as the pilot, Kevin P. Saffold, 25, of Eagle Rock; John D. Shaffer, 52, of Shell Knob; and Roger O. Jones, 30, of Fayetteville, Ark. Walter R. Blair, 43, of Allen, Texas, survived the crash and was taken to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said...
'Dork pride' becomes trend (07/19/05)
Pop culture is mimicking computer gurus, violinists and Battlestar Galactica fans. CHICAGO -- Maybe it's because young computer gurus are now enjoying the millionaire life. Perhaps it has something to do with the unexpected popularity last year of the movie "Napoleon Dynamite," about a quirky, dancing teen and his sleepy Idaho town...
NASA still stumped by shuttle fuel gauge (07/19/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Nearly a week after a faulty fuel-gauge reading halted the first shuttle countdown since the Columbia tragedy, NASA had yet to uncover any clues to the problem Monday and put off the flight of Discovery until at least next week. ...
Study: Divorce rate falls as cohabitation climbs (07/19/05)
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- The divorce rate in the United States is falling, and a new study offers an explanation: More people are shacking up instead of getting married. In a report released today, the co-directors of the National Marriage Project, a nonpartisan institute at Rutgers University that promotes marriage, said couples who get married are more committed to each other than those who are just live together...
Bush says he'll fire leaker of CIA name -- if crime was committed (07/19/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush qualified his pledge to dismiss any White House official found to have leaked the name of a CIA operative, saying Monday that "if someone committed a crime" he would be fired. In September 2003, the White House had said anyone who leaked classified information in the case would be dismissed. Bush reiterated that promise last June, saying he would fire anyone found to have disclosed the CIA officer's name...
Fewer people seeking treatment for drugs and alcohol, report says (07/19/05)
WASHINGTON -- The number of people treated for addiction to alcohol or drugs dropped for the first time in six years during 2003, the federal government reported Monday. The drop occurred primarily because of a significant decline in admissions for alcohol abuse...
Guidant issues warning for 28,000 pacemakers (07/19/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Guidant Corp., already under fire for problems with its implantable defibrillators, on Monday warned physicians replacements might be needed for nine pacemaker models made between 1997 and 2000. The safety advisory, which affects 28,000 devices in use worldwide, heightened concerns among heart patients and raised new questions about the wisdom of a planned $25.4 billion acquisition of Guidant by New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson...
Westmoreland, 91, leader of troops in Vietnam, dies (07/19/05)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded American troops in Vietnam -- the nation's longest, most divisive conflict and the only war America lost -- died Monday night. He was 91. Westmoreland died of natural causes at Bishop Gadsden retirement home, where he had lived with his wife for several years...
Emily cuts across Yucatan Peninsula, stranding tourists, damaging homes (07/19/05)
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- It wasn't exactly the all-inclusive, glitzy resort vacation most had planned: Sleeping on thin, foam pads thrown down on a gymnasium floor, as cold rain and wind seeped through the ceiling. Hurricane Emily turned the white-sand beaches, emerald surf and five-star hotels of Mexico's Mayan Riviera into a rainsoaked, wind-damaged strip of coastline, stranding thousands of tourists and leaving many local residents homeless...
British lost tabs on suspect (07/19/05)
LONDON -- Criticism of the British government grew Monday over the revelation that its vaunted domestic intelligence service, the MI5, did not detain one of the London attackers last year. Authorities linked him to a suspect in an alleged plot to explode a truck bomb in the capital...
Starting point: Former pro golfer Johnny Pott was born in Cape (07/19/05)
Johnny Pott remembers the last time he set foot in Cape Girardeau, his birthplace. It was 40 years ago, on a spontaneous visit for a solemn moment. "I played a practice round at Bellerive for the U.S. Open, and I just had the urge to drive down," Pott recalled Friday. "I really wanted to do some driving and see the cemetery and see where my grandparents are buried. I just took off and found the cemetery...
Jackson, Cape open district play with wins (07/19/05)
Both teams posted five-run victories in the District 14 tournament. SENATH, Mo. -- Two local baseball teams continued late-season surges as they posted first-round victories Monday night in the American Legion District 14 Tournament. Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons, seeded fifth in the six-team event, defeated fourth-seeded Twin Rivers 8-3. Third-seeded Jackson knocked off sixth-seeded Scott County 10-5...
State funding for Marion ballpark to be investigated by prosecutor (07/19/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Williamson County's prosecutor said Monday he will honor an Illinois Republican Party request and review whether a state grant of $3 million to a minor-league baseball project headed by a Democratic donor violates state ethics laws...
Pistons' Dumars denies deal is in place to buy out Brown (07/19/05)
Larry Brown and the Detroit Pistons appeared to move closer to parting ways Monday. "We have not agreed to anything with Larry and there is no buyout yet," team president of basketball operations Joe Dumars told The Associated Press. "Both sides are still talking."...
Redbirds clobber Brewers (07/19/05)
St. Louis banged out 14 hits in an 11-4 victory over Milwaukee. ST. LOUIS -- Matt Morris won his 11th game without his best stuff. The St. Louis Cardinals' offense pulled him through. Albert Pujols homered, singled, doubled and scored four times, pacing a 14-hit attack in an 11-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night...
Sanders to be sidelined for at least a month (07/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Reggie Sanders joined catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, three days after a collision chasing a fly ball resulted in a hairline fracture of his right fibula. Medical tests Sunday revealed the extent of the injury to Sanders, who could be sidelined a month or longer. Sanders, 37, was second on the team with 18 home runs, third with 44 RBIs and first with 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts...
Tigers bid farewell to one of their own (07/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Family and friends of Missouri football player Aaron O'Neal gathered Monday at West Side Missionary Baptist Church to both celebrate the life and mourn the loss of the player who died last week during a workout. The 19-year-old Missouri linebacker died Tuesday shortly after collapsing during a voluntary workout with teammates. The cause of death has not been determined, though a medical examiner has ruled out infection, trauma and foul play...
Sports briefs 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
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The young and the restless (07/19/05)
Rest can turn to restless without engaging activities for children It sounds so good: Lazy summer days with nothing to do. But, as anyone with active and antsy children in the house knows, nothing to do gets old fast. Some new books and magazines come to the rescue, offering ideas for things to do before rest becomes restless...
Harry Potter fans put the magic back in reading (07/19/05)
There's nothing like a Harry Potter party to draw out the witches and wizards in all of us. Author J.K. Rowling has done more to popularize book reading -- not to mention pointed black hats and black robes -- than any other modern-day author. Like countless other families, we spent the witching hour at a Barnes & Noble bookstore Friday night...
Walter Lufcy (07/19/05)
Walter H. Lufcy, 83, of Lakeland, Tenn., died Monday, July 18, 2005. Lufcy was retired from Hart's Bakery. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include five sons, Ronnie Lufcy of Lakeland, Larry Lufcy of Bolton, Tenn., Mitch and Gregory Harrison of Memphis, Tenn., Jacky Gray of Scott City; two daughters, Nancy Robinson of Hornlake, Miss., Jackie Moore of Memphis; a brother, Willie Lufcy of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren...
Bernadine Chartrau (07/19/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bernadine Chartrau, 77, of Sikeston died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 10, 1928, in Paducah, Ky., daughter of Chester and Matilda Pace Myers. She and Harold "Pete" Chartrau were married Aug. 10, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. He died Feb. 18, 1991...
Ronald Fear (07/19/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ronald Gene Fear, 56, of Anna died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his home. Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Rodgers (07/19/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Evelyn Georgia "Polly" Rodgers, 82, of Sikeston died Friday, July 15, 2005, at her home. She was born May 26, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Jacob and Virginia Kirby Laub. She and Kenneth Franklin Rodgers were married Dec. 24, 1944, in Benton, Mo. He died Nov. 15, 1967...
Jack Rickard Sr. (07/19/05)
Marion Jack Rickard Sr., 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born June 12, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, son of Thomas and Ada Ruth Bratton Rickard. He and Ben Emerson were married Nov. 28, 1953, in Scott City...
Rosemary Soehlig (07/19/05)
Rosemary Soehlig, 81, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in a Jacksonville hospital. She was born April 25, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edwin and Vesta Schlegel. She and Floyd Soehlig were married April 4, 1942. Soehlig was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church...
Births 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
McIntyre; Harper; Preastly; Gray
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * At 8:53 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of South Pacific Street. * At 10:36 p.m., emergency medical service at 1300 Broadway. * At 11:51 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of South Ellis Street...
Cape police report 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
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Out of the past 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
25 years ago: July 19, 1980 A multi-alarm fire in the morning causes extensive damage to a two-story brick building at the northwest corner of Good Hope and Frederick streets and results in minor injuries to three Cape Girardeau firefighters; the fire guts the structure housing the Good Hope Furniture store and the Good Hope Grocery store...
Thriving, surviving: Human family must try to bring peace, prosperity (07/19/05)
Governments since the dawn of time have sought public support for war efforts. These campaigns, even to some extent in the least democratic forms of government, always involve a drive to win and keep public approval, which in turn eases acquisition of material, financial and human resources...
Online .xxx (07/19/05)
The Internet has become the backbone of our personal lives, business, industry and much of government. And by providing access to a wealth of information, most everyone who has Internet access uses it to get information as mundane as the spelling of a word or as exotic as learning the Hebrew translation of an English phrase...
Democrats need to raise money (07/19/05)
To the editor: What's going on, fellow Democrats? I have been noticing the past few days in some news articles that the Republicans are way ahead in raising campaign money for the next election. Are we going to sit back and let them put us through more of the same things or maybe worse? Let's get busy and get out there and support our next candidates and raise some money for them...
Cape has active filmmaking group (07/19/05)
To the editor: It was fantastic to hear that the Miramax film "Killshot" may be shot in our community. But some of us in local filmmaking were wondering why the Cape Filmmakers Cooperative wasn't given the simple courtesy of a heads up on the possibility of a feature film being shot in our community. Why weren't we involved at all?...
Reality lesson about seat belts (07/19/05)
To the editor: As I left work Thursday at Trail of Tears State Park, I came upon one of the most gut-wrenching sights: a woman lying by the roadside, and a crumpled, twisted heap that was a car in a cornfield. As the East County Fire Department first responders began arriving, more and more the question of how she survived the accident came back with fact she had her seat belt on. ...
Medicaid must serve those in need (07/19/05)
To the editor: In June, many disabled Missourians were among dozens gathered in a crowded Capitol hearing room in Jefferson City, Mo., waiting to testify before the Medicaid reform commission. Many in wheelchairs were clustered in the middle of the room, while others stood for long hours as doctors and other special interests were allowed to testify first. In the end, it was survival of the fittest. Some disabled people gave up and went home...
Speak Out 7/19/05 (07/19/05)
SEMO's decorations; Stop the visas; Time for unity; Blame the air; Deporting message; Did the right thing; Indigenous comment; Jump on board; Finish the job in Iraq
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