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Stories from Saturday, July 23, 2005

Panel hears ideas in Cape on education (07/23/05)
Education institutions at every level must cooperate to prepare Missourians for more demanding jobs and a commission studying state government should expect that cooperation, state Sen. Jason Crowell said Friday. Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, told the Missouri State Government Review Commission that one obstacle for people seeking to further their education is the difficulty of transferring credits from community or technical colleges to four-year institutions. ...
Samantha Runnion's killer gets death penalty (07/23/05)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Alejandro Avila, a 30-year-old former factory worker convicted in April, did not speak as Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg endorsed the jury's recommendation to impose the death penalty. The sentence comes more than three years after 5-year-old Samantha Runnion was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered. Avila was or-dered to San Quentin state prison within 10 days. His sentence automatically will be appealed...
World briefs 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
Activist says dissidents detained in Cuba Friday...
Fire report 07/23/05 (07/23/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: * At 8:20 p.m., wire arcing at 802 Perry Ave. * At 9:29 p.m., wire arcing at 1927 N. Kingshighway. * At 9:41 p.m., wire arcing at 708 S. Benton St. * At 9:56 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1800 block of Big Bend Road...
Voting test (07/23/05)
For Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller, testing the county's voting machines is a sign of election time. On Friday, Miller, director of elections Patty Schlosser and election judges Mary Birk and Betty Hahs tested the working order of the 28 voting machines that will be used in the Aug. 2 elections. The machines all worked fine. Election officials go through the test before every county election...
ID Insecurity (07/23/05)
Southeast Missourian 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...
Two intersections in Cape getting upgrade in lights (07/23/05)
The traffic signals at the intersections of Independence Street and Kingshighway and William and Broadview streets will be upgraded at night, starting Sunday. Missouri Department of Transportation crews plan to replace existing bulbs with new 12-inch light-emitting diodes. MoDOT officials said the diodes only have to be replaced once every seven years and use less electricity...
Intersection in Jackson to close (07/23/05)
Main Street in Jackson will be closed at Highway 34 starting next week as progress continues on constructing additional lanes to the highway. Main Street will close starting at 7 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. The closure is expected to last about two weeks. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes around the work zone...
Cape starts '05 overlay program (07/23/05)
Work began Thursday on an $834,000 project to fix problem areas and improve Cape Girardeau streets. Workers with ASA Paving Co., the contractor that won the bid for the 2005 street overlay program, began milling and patching asphalt in the area of Arena Park. Patching and milling will be done before repaving, which will provide a 2-inch asphalt overlay on selected streets. The project also includes some curb and gutter repairs...
Orchestra giving taste of upcoming season (07/23/05)
Fans of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will get a sneak peek Sunday of what the group will offer in its 2005-2006 concert series. The orchestra's second annual symphony preview will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Theatre on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. A small ensemble of Southeast alumni and faculty will play selections from the orchestra's upcoming concerts...
Cape police seek two in KFC robbery (07/23/05)
A day after the Cape Girardeau incident, a KFC in Sikeston, Mo., was robbed. Cape Girardeau police are looking for two male suspects following the robbery of the KFC restaurant at 2101 William St. According to police reports, two black males entered the restaurant at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday and took an undisclosed amount of money at gunpoint...
Religion briefs 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
n Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson will hold a vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 25 to 29. For more information, call 225-5458; Lynwood holds events for all ages; Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau will hold the Bill Gothard Basic Seminar, Advanced Seminar and Children's Institute from July 30 to Aug. 4. The times are 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 335-8173. ; Sunday; Crimson Gold will sing at First General Baptist Church of Jackson during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. services. ; Monday; Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson begins its vacation Bible school. For more information, call 225-5458.
Building a stronger relationship with God (07/23/05)
Zion United Methodist Church completes a $1.2 million addition What's important about the new Disciple Center at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville isn't so much all the committee meetings that preceded its construction. It isn't so much the hiring of an architect or sifting through bids, although those are important too...
Don't fill your plate too full (07/23/05)
"I like to eat at buffet restaurants occasionally, but by the time I sample everything I'm too full to eat what I really like," said my friend Casey. I agreed with him because I too relish an assortment of foods when dining in restaurants. Like Casey, I eat so much while tasting everything I fail to enjoy what I prefer most. A revealing insight exploded in my mind as I applied that scenario to my life...
Forensic investigators to hold conference in St. Louis (07/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- CSI St. Louis? Not exactly, but some of the nation's top forensic investigators are expected in the Gateway City next week for a four-day conference at St. Louis University. The university expects more than 300 scene investigators, forensic pathologists, scientists, coroners, police and others, said Mary Case, St. Louis County's medical examiner and the co-director of the conference that runs Monday through Thursday...
Farmers struggle with EPA air quality monitoring program (07/23/05)
MEXICO, Mo. -- Hog farmer Bill Kessler calls a voluntary federal program to monitor agricultural air quality "an insurance policy" he hopes will keep his 500-sow operation out of court. For $200, he's essentially buying four years worth of immunity from air pollution penalties...
Guild fires director after TV discussion of graphic painting (07/23/05)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward Art Guild director Sus-an Buzzi says she was fired for talking on television about a sexually explicit caricature involving President Bush. Buzzi and Alfred Phillips, who painted the piece, were on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" last week, discussing the work with the comedian...
Camdenton man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks (07/23/05)
GREENVIEW, Mo. -- A Camdenton man drowned Thursday evening in Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri Water Patrol said. Earl Long, 72, was pronounced dead after his son-in-law found him floating against a boat dock and was unable to revive him. The water patrol said Long's wife saw him docking a boat at 6 p.m. When he hadn't returned to the house an hour and a half later, she sent her daughter and son-in-law to find him...
Corporate icons make it a bad week for American labor (07/23/05)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- In a week where Alan Greenspan said he expected the U.S. economy to keep growing and Wall Street seemed generally pleased with corporate performance, workers at Eastman Kodak Co., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Kimberly-Clark Corp., among others, were warned about thousands of new layoffs...
Florida slow to rebuild after five hurricanes in 12 months (07/23/05)
GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- Robert Ferguson's home was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan 10 months ago, and he's resigned to waiting even longer before it can be rebuilt -- if it's rebuilt at all. His contractor delivered some material, then said he needed to take some back. The rest was destroyed last month by Tropical Storm Arlene before any work began. Frustrated, Ferguson fired the contractor and has no immediate plans to hire another...
Blast hits street full of restaurants and bars in Beirut (07/23/05)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A bomb exploded on a narrow street crowded with bars and restaurants late Friday, wounding 12 people just hours after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited the area, officials said. The blast, from a bomb placed near a car parked in front of a restaurant, panicked the hundreds of people dining or smoking water pipes in the bustling sidewalk cafes on popular Monot Street. ...
Car bombs hit Egyptian resort (07/23/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A series of explosions, including at least four car bombs, struck the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh early Saturday, hitting several hotels packed with European and Egyptian tourists and killing at least 45 people in the deadliest attack in Egypt in nearly a decade...
Jackson eliminated from tourney (07/23/05)
Jackson's Senior Babe Ruth team fell to defending state champs Mineral Area 5-0 on Friday in an elimination game at the State Tournament in Jefferson City. Jackson was held to just four hits after scoring eight runs in an opening round loss on Thursday. In Thursday's eight-inning 10-8 loss to Jefferson City, Jackson led 8-0 before giving up a late rally...
Capahas carve win out of wood (07/23/05)
Plaza Tire defeated Fairview Heights 8-4 despite a disadvantage at the plate. Using wood bats to the aluminum of their opponents, the Plaza Tire Capahas came out on the short end of the hit parade Friday night. But that didn't prevent them from continuing their late-season surge as they defeated the visiting Fairview Heights (Ill.) Redbirds 8-4...
Rain washes out district 14 play (07/23/05)
Cape Girardeau and Sikeston will meet at 5 p.m. today for a berth in the American Legion Zone 4 tournament. The two teams were to play Friday night in Senath, Mo., in the American Legion District 14 Tournament losers bracket final, but rain washed out the contest...
Edwards drives on outskirts of NASCAR's big chase (07/23/05)
The driver from Columbia, Mo., is just 54 points out of the 10th spot. Carl Edwards will have so much to celebrate if he wins Sunday at Pocono that a double backflip will be in order. Last month, Edwards did his trademark backflip off the car's windowsill after a victory at the triangle on the mountaintop. This time, a win would mean even more...
Stadler leads Senior British Open by two (07/23/05)
Former Masters champion Craig Stadler saved par on his final two holes for a 3-under 68 Friday, leaving him the only player under par at the Senior British Open with a two-shot lead over Greg Norman. The last thing Norman wanted to do in his Champions Tour debut in Aberdeen, Scotland, was take himself out of contention. ...
Armstrong's final hurdle is time trial (07/23/05)
LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France -- Italy's Giuseppe Guerini won Friday's 19th stage of the Tour de France, with overall leader Lance Armstrong riding safely behind in the main pack. The six-time champion maintained his comfortable advantage of 2 minutes, 46 seconds over Italy's Ivan Basso, and 3:46 on Denmark's Mickael Rasmussen heading into Saturday's final time trial...
Cards squeeze by Cubs (07/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- David Eckstein squeezed home another victory for the St. Louis Cardinals. The leadoff hitter's perfect 11th-inning bunt, his second game-winner this month, was the difference in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. "I believe he's a great guy to execute whatever you want to execute," manager Tony La Russa said. "But they might pitch out, they know we're thinking about it. It's just a guessing game, that's the scary part about it."...
Rolen returns to DL with shoulder problem (07/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen, who has complained of pain at the plate since returning from shoulder surgery in mid-June, on Friday was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Manager Tony La Russa indicated it was Rolen's call...
Lockout is over; new rules unveiled (07/23/05)
In flurry of activity, the NHL laid out changes in the game and awarded Pittsburgh the rights to a potential superstar. NEW YORK -- In a span of 90 minutes, the NHL showed off its new labor agreement and its new rules, and even had time to find a home for the league's newest phenom...
Sports briefs 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
Baseball...
Tialisa Evans (07/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Tialisa Lynn Evans, 21, of East Prairie died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 30, 1983, in DeQueen, Ark., daughter of Timothy Shelquist and Brenda Funderburk. She and James Michael Evans Jr. were married April 9, 2005...
Wilma Ringer (07/23/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Wilma Ringer, daughter of the late Fred Long and Myrta Mollohan Long, was born Sept. 11, 1923, at Hardin, Ill., and departed this life in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter, Friday, July 22, 2005, at the age of 81 years. Mrs. Ringer was a housewife, graduated from Des Arc, Mo., High School and went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University...
Virgie Shackles (07/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Veronica Cecelia "Virgie" Shackles, 94, of Chaffee died Friday, July 22, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 17, 1911, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of George Washington and Catherine Mary Scheffer Griffin. She and John Albert Shackles were married Jan. 19, 1932. He died Dec. 17, 1994...
Dorothy Hogan (07/23/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Dorothy Jean Hogan, 70, of Glenallen died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 20, 1935, in Camden, Ark., daughter of August Andrew and Ruby Katherine Orear Betsch. She and Claude Franklin Hogan were married March 15, 1952. He died Aug. 27, 1996...
Births 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
Rogers; Legate
Police reports 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
Jackson...
Out of the past 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
25 years ago: July 23, 1980 Police are awaiting further word on a report that a body might have been seen floating in the Mississippi River about 35 miles south of Cape Girardeau; authorities have been searching for Margaret Smith, 73, of Cape Girardeau, who has been missing for almost two weeks...
'Killshot' potential (07/23/05)
Imagine erstwhile Hollywood bad boy Mickey Rourke and screen beauty Diane Lane hanging out at Buckner's or Broussard's or dancing to Bruce Zimmerman's band at the Water Street Lounge. That may not be the least of the impacts on Cape Girardeau if scenes from the upcoming movie "Killshot" are filmed here...
Speak Out 7/23/05 (07/23/05)
Motoring safety; Thanks for warning; Ban assault weapons; Thanks for new dock; Better than welfare; God and country; Costing lives; Modern justice; Heavenly ensemble; Hiring question; The money helps; Wearing life jackets; Voting message; Use asphalt pros; Hiring firefighters; Worse to come
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