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Stories from Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Oak Ridge volunteer bound for Texas (07/20/05)
As Hurricane Emily prepared to smash the south Texas coastline Tuesday, a local man was readying himself to help those caught in the aftermath. Adam Moore of Oak Ridge departed for Texas Monday afternoon to help with the aftermath as a volunteer with the local American Red Cross Cape Girardeau office...
Heat (07/20/05)
Police say crime increases when temperatures rise. Forecasters are predicting extremely high temperatures this weekend, as heat index levels climb well over 100 degrees. Dan Spaeth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., said highs will reach the upper 90s in Cape Girardeau over the weekend, with staggering heat indexes topping off at 110 to 115 degrees. ...
ID Theft 1A (07/20/05)
Crafty criminals salvage trash, lure information through Web sites and hide behind phony names and false e-mail addresses. ** By Scott Moyers When a burglar broke into Brenda McCowan's Cape Girardeau home in April, he grabbed only one thing -- her purse. But McCowan realized almost immediately that the thief had made off with much more than the miscellaneous items inside...
Region digest 07/20/05 (07/20/05)
Area day care holding open house Thursday Korner Kampus Day Care and PreK 2, 3, 4, 5 will have an open house between 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 624 S. Ellis St. The public is invited to come see the center and get information on Spanish, ballet and karate classes. Light refreshments will be served...
East Coast critic returning to hometown for lecture (07/20/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- One of Sikeston's most famous sons will return home next week to deliver a lecture at the Sikeston Depot Cultural and Historical Center. Sikeston native Terry Teachout -- a theater and film critic for The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker, an author of several books and a member of the National Council on the Arts -- will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the depot, 116 W. Malone Ave...
Forecasters: Summer's hottest days just ahead (07/20/05)
City plans to open Osage Centre for relief as heat advisories expected later in week. Area residents might find themselves steamed up this weekend from a blistering heat wave that is expected to send temperatures soaring into the high 90s. Coupled with high humidity, it will feel like a temperature of 105 to 110 degrees, weather forecasters say...
Part time for the long term: Cape fire department hopes to expand force (07/20/05)
Cape Girardeau has hired three new firefighters since passage of a quarter-cent fire sales tax last year. But that still leaves the city at times with barely enough firefighters to effectively fight fires, fire chief Rick Ennis says...
Jackson authorities contend with flash flooding Tuesday (07/20/05)
Flash flooding pushed Hubble Creek out of its banks in Jackson Tuesday evening, stranding several motorists and closing several streets, Capt. Bob Bonney of the Jackson Police Department said. A couple of cars were caught in water on Main Street, he said, and three others were trapped in the flooding on U.S. 61...
Former Missouri rep seeks seat in Maryland (07/20/05)
Bill Burlison's business cards boast of his former life as a congressman. Next year, he hopes, that life will resume. Burlison, who from 1969 to 1981 represented Cape Girardeau and 18 other counties in the U.S. House of Representatives, is entering a Maryland primary for the district covering his adopted home near Annapolis...
Blunt's veto of ethics bills surprises supporters (07/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With a friendly legislature, Gov. Matt Blunt wasn't expected to have much need for his veto authority this year. But supporters of the only two bills he used it on were left surprised. Blunt last week vetoed a pair of similar measures related to public reporting requirements for registered lobbyists and operations at the Missouri Ethics Commission, which enforces state lobbying and campaign finance laws...
MoDOT to meet with residents on plan to widen Highway 72 (07/20/05)
The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning to widen Highway 72 in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties and will meet with area residents next week to discuss the impact. MoDOT will widen both 11-foot lanes to 12 feet and create paved shoulders from Highway 51 in Bollinger County to Highway 34 in Cape Girardeau County. Workers also will make improvements to some hills and curves...
More charges filed against restitution clerk (07/20/05)
Court papers allege Krauss also conned a 90-year-old woman. Over 18 months, restitution clerk Monica Krauss fraudulently wrote at least eight checks totaling more than $6,000 from a Cape Girardeau County account set up to repay crime victims, according to probable cause statements obtained Tuesday...
Club news 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Computers could have prevented plate gaffe (07/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Months ago, state officials revealed that the Department of Revenue had spent millions of dollars on a new computer system meant to handle license plate transactions electronically, but that the computers still weren't running...
Feds: Chicago mayor Daley corrupted city hall with hires (07/20/05)
Allegations include the hiring of a drunk and the recommendation of a dead man. CHICAGO -- One was a drunk. Some were laughed at as "goofballs." One was declared the best-qualified candidate for a job on the city payroll -- even though he was dead...
Outer bands of Hurricane Emily hit south Texas, residents brace for more (07/20/05)
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- With heavy wind from Hurricane Emily whipping the coast and giant tides swallowing up beaches, Risa Jones and her husband decided to pack up their two young children and head inland to get away from the storm. Their destination: San Antonio, where Jones planned to entertain the kids at SeaWorld...
HP plans to cut 14,500 jobs (07/20/05)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Striving for Dell Inc.'s efficiency and IBM Corp.'s breadth, Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it will cut 14,500 jobs and overhaul its retirement plan in a move that all but buries the legendary company-employee bond known as the "HP Way."...
Bush chooses Roberts for Supreme Court (07/20/05)
Democrat says Roberts has "suitable" legal credentials but warns of inquiry. WASHINGTON -- President Bush named federal appeals judge John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday to fill the first Supreme Court vacancy in a decade, delighting Republicans and unsettling Democrats by picking a young jurist of impeccably conservative credentials...
World briefs 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Typhoon Haitang slams into mainland China SHANGHAI, China -- Typhoon Haitang churned into southeastern China Tuesday, bringing torrential rain and high winds to coastal areas. Haitang weakened after moving inland. There were no immediate reports of casualties on China's mainland...
Pakistani religious schools face scrutiny (07/20/05)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistan's religious schools face intensified scrutiny after the London suicide bombings, with Western leaders claiming that madrassas are breeding grounds for violent extremists. Defiant educators insist their schools are unfairly targeted in a campaign against Islam...
Israeli police block thousands from marching to Gaza Strip (07/20/05)
KFAR MAIMON, Israel -- Israeli police backed by officers on horseback sealed off an encampment filled with thousands of Jewish settlers and their supporters Tuesday, trading punches and dragging off protesters in the biggest confrontation yet over Israel's withdrawal from Gaza...
Mapping a path for playoffs (07/20/05)
The beginning of the district playoffs in high school football could take on a whole new outlook beginning in 2006, a thought that does not sit well with some area coaches. A revamped high school football schedule which includes an eight-week regular season followed by a two-week, seeded district tournament currently is under consideration and could be implemented as soon as the 2006 season...
Redhawks bulk up schedule with Illinois, Nebraska (07/20/05)
Dates at defending national runner-up Illinois and Nebraska, along with an expanded 20-game Ohio Valley Conference slate, highlight Southeast Missouri State's 2005-2006 men's basketball schedule announced Tuesday. The Redhawks play at Illinois, which was ranked No. ...
Cape, Jackson advance to winners bracket final (07/20/05)
SENATH, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons and Jackson both turned in shutouts Tuesday night to advance to the winners bracket final of the American Legion District 14 Tournament. Cape, seeded fifth in the six-team event, knocked off top-seeded and host Dunklin County 4-0...
Brown, Pistons officially cut ties (07/20/05)
Larry Brown leaves Detroit after two seasons. DETROIT -- Larry Brown is out as coach of the Detroit Pistons. Brown and the Pistons reached a settlement Tuesday on the final three years of his contract, Pistons spokesman Matt Dobek said. He now is free to coach another team next season, said Dobek, who declined to provide further details...
Armstrong departs Pyrenees with lead (07/20/05)
PAU, France -- Lance Armstrong protected his comfortable lead on the Tour de France's last day in the high mountains, finishing Tuesday in a pack with his main rivals behind stage winner Oscar Pereiro. Now, the only things standing between Armstrong and a seventh consecutive Tour title are a time trial, two medium mountain stages and two mostly flat stages, including the last ride into Paris on Sunday...
Media selects Colorado, Texas to win divisions (07/20/05)
Reporters covering Big 12 football predict that Texas and Colorado will win the division championships this season. Texas got 40 first-place votes in the South Division balloting in the Big 12 media poll, with 25 voters picking Colorado in the North Division. Results of the voting were released Monday as players and coaches prepared for the Big 12 media days in Houston Tuesday through Thursday...
Strokes of genius?: Phelps abandons his strong events to improve weaknesses (07/20/05)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Michael Phelps is taking some time off from his relentless pursuit of first-place finishes, world records and Olympic medals. After enjoying unprecedented success in the swimming pool last summer, Phelps has embarked on a new challenge: expanding his repertoire to include events that will test his versatility, conditioning and resolve...
Tigers back to work with summer drills (07/20/05)
A memorial service for Aaron O'Neal is planned for Thursday in Columbia. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri football coaches and players attended the funeral of Aaron O'Neal, 19, in his hometown of St. Louis on Monday. A day later, they were back at work, quietly resuming the summer drills that were suspended indefinitely after O'Neal's July 12 collapse on Faurot Field...
Hall's hit sinks St. Louis (07/20/05)
A double in the eighth denied the Cardinals their sixth consecutive victory. ST. LOUIS -- Bill Hall's two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers, once down by four runs, a 5-4 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
Sports briefs 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Baseball...
Nostalgic outside melds with modern inside (07/20/05)
Your family will enjoy the nostalgic exterior of this design, which is coupled with a smart, modern interior. The floor plan of M-83, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers' Network, covers 2,360 square feet of living space. An inviting porch fronts the home and leads guests into the foyer, which is flanked by the dining and living rooms...
The final frontier for makeovers: The lowly garage (07/20/05)
The garage may be the final frontier for homeowners smitten by makeover mania. It's hard to pick a household space with, at least to neighbors and passersby, a more public persona. Nowhere do mess and clutter speak louder about the occupant's organizational skills and tastes, or lack thereof...
Summer treats for diabetics (07/20/05)
Recently in this Recipe Swap column we had a request for diabetic recipes from Hollyann Hoernig of Benton, Mo. She wanted to put some diabetic recipes together for a family member. All of the recipes today have been sent in for her to pass on to her family. Even if you are not diabetic, you may be watching carbohydrates and sugar intake, and these recipes would be perfect for you, too. Hope you enjoy...
Your life in five questions (07/20/05)
Editor's note: This column was originally published July 14, 2004. We all get them from our friends -- those 30-question e-mails to fill out and return plus forward to our friends with the intention of all learning about each other. Because of my cursed high level of self-absorption, I love sharing stuff about myself with other people in the hopes that they'll be interested. ...
Connie Shuford (07/20/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Connie Shuford, 95, of Chaffee died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Garry Masters (07/20/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Garry Wayne Masters, 58, of Marble Hill died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Eldercare in Marble Hill. He was born Nov. 18, 1946, at Lutesville, Mo., son of Floyd and Reba Cooper Masters. Masters was a carpenter several years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received a Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooters Badge and National Defense Service Medal...
Oressie Levy (07/20/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Oressie Mae Levy, 80, of Mounds died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Mounds, daughter of Marion Parm and Mamie Lowe. She and Sam Levy were married March 1, 1950, and he preceded her in death...
Hazel Flynn (07/20/05)
Hazel Flynn, 95, of Newton, Ill., died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the home of a daughter-in-law at Oriole. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Hedrick (07/20/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Walter N. Hedrick, 89, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at his home. He was born May 13, 1916, in Davis, W.Va., son of Rose Belle and Samuel L. Hedrick. He and Lois Williams were married Oct. 10, 1942. She died Oct. 7, 2003...
Ronald Fear (07/20/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ronald Gene Fear, 56, of Anna died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his home. He was born May 10, 1949, in Anna, son of Luther O. and Helen Pitts Fear. Fear had been an ironworker, worked at Anna Quarry, sold real estate and retired from Choate Mental Health Center. He was a member of First Christian Church...
William Cord (07/20/05)
William O. Cord, 84, of Rohnert Park, Calif., died Saturday, July 16, 2005, in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was born and raised in St. Louis. Cord received a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He moved to Sonoma County in 1963, and was dean of humanities and a professor of Spanish at Sonoma State University 40 years...
Births 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Rust; Gordon; Silliman...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 7:35 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of William Street. * At 8:09 p.m., an alarm sounding at 16 S. Pacific St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape police report 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
25 years ago: July 20, 1980 Starting this morning, and hopefully continuing 168 hours until next Sunday morning, six area residents are making their pitch for the world's record in horseshoe pitching; the marathon is being staged at the home of Chad Hartle in Jackson; the pitchers are Hartle, Steve Oldham, Kevin Brown, Doug Biermann and Kenny Seabaugh, all of Jackson, and Drew Garner of Cape Girardeau...
Real representation (07/20/05)
Last week, Gov. Matt Blunt signed into law a measure setting minimum service requirements for the real estate industry in Missouri. The bill is meant to force agents who sign exclusive contracts with customers to represent them actively. Under the new law, brokers with exclusive contracts would be required to handle offers to buy, sell or lease a house, to answer customers' questions and to help clients negotiate offers and counteroffers...
Cape's sidewalks: Another miss (07/20/05)
To the editor: Is there a need for a sidewalk system in the semi-rural area of Lexington Avenue and Perryville Road? I don't see it. Yesterday I saw three women running -- not on the glorious new footway system, but right in the street where the minimal foot traffic in these areas has always been...
Flag issues and cherished rights (07/20/05)
To the editor: I share Daniel Wheeler's concern over disrespect of the U.S. flag. Too many instances of dishonoring the banner of our great nation occur daily. Have you observed our flag still flying high after dusk without illumination? Flying in the rain? Flying while tattered and torn with colors faded? Some think it is patriotic to wear clothes, even underwear, created from images of our flag. ...
Speak Out 7/20/05 (07/20/05)
Reporters in hot water; Important points; Money over values...
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