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Stories from Sunday, July 24, 2005

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri seeking more members (07/24/05)
By Chris Pagano The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is running out of space, so the group has kicked off a membership drive and is planning more fund raisers "Every kind of person has a little bit of money, and I want to reach all of them," said events and outreach coordinator Cheryle Dillon...
Hoping for voters' green light (07/24/05)
Cape officials say the list of street improvements showcases why voters should extend the tax next month. Tired of the dust, Cape Girardeau residents who lived on gravel streets welcomed passage of the city's first transportation sales tax 10 years ago because city officials promised to pave their streets...
Showcase home 7/24 (07/24/05)
It may be all the shelf space used to display family photos. Or the sun room filled with carefully tended plants. It might be all the natural light flowing through the large windows. Whatever the reason, the home at 18002 Highway 177 near Fruitland exudes life...
Fire report 7/24 (07/24/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 3:06 p.m., emergency medical service at the 2300 block of Jane Drive. * At 5:25 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at North Sunset Boulevard and Themis Street. * At 9 p.m., a structure fire at 2525 Boutin Drive...
Kool-Aid kiosk doing brisk business (07/24/05)
But even the summer drink market has tough competition, three girls have found. In Michaela Bagby's business, everyone is allowed to drink on the job. The combination of smiling faces and a heat index of about 110 degrees have created a successful operation for Michaela, 11, who works a Kool-Aid stand with her sisters Rachel, 8, and Emily, 6, and their neighbor, 8-year-old Marissa Wilson. ...
Ending of latest Harry Potter book has some in tears (07/24/05)
All is not well at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Just a little more than a week after the much anticipated release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," many avid Potter fans have already finished the 672-page book. But some are finding that the ending isn't exactly what they expected...
Same jurisdictions again forgoing sales tax holiday (07/24/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- None of the 179 Missouri cities and 66 counties that sat out last year's statewide sales tax holiday will be participating when shoppers get their second three-day tax break Aug. 5 to 7. Most Southeast Missouri cities and counties, however, are locked into participating. And even in jurisdictions where local sales taxes will be charged, the state's 4.225 percent levy will be lifted...
Cleanup estimate rises for Scott City sewage lagoon (07/24/05)
Removing tons of sludge will cost about $30,000 more than was budgeted, say city officials. Closing the Illmo lagoon hasn't been an easy project for Scott City, but after several years city officials are confident the lagoon will be closed by December, even if they don't yet know the exact cost...
Poll finds Americans more likely than Japanese to expect another world war (07/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are far more likely than the Japanese to expect another world war in their lifetime, according to AP-Kyodo polling 60 years after World War II ended. Most people in both countries believe the first use of a nuclear weapon is never justified...
Sahara dust cloud heads for southern United States (07/24/05)
MIAMI -- An enormous cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is blowing toward the southern United States, but meteorologists do not expect much effect beyond colorful sunsets. The leading edge of the cloud -- nearly the size of the continental United States -- should move across Florida sometime from Monday through Wednesday. ...
Countdown clock begins ticking again for Discovery liftoff (07/24/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The countdown clocks began ticking again Saturday for NASA's return to space, as shuttle managers voiced optimism -- but not certainty -- that they had fixed the fuel gauge problem that thwarted the first launch attempt. "No doubt there is some degree of finger crossing," NASA test director Pete Nickolenko said before the start of the second countdown in two weeks...
Police looking for naked tickler (07/24/05)
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Police are on the lookout for the naked tickler. Investigators said they believe one man could be responsible for a series of bizarre break-ins in which a naked man enters victims' rooms while they are sleeping and tries to tickle their feet...
Beauty pageant rigged (07/24/05)
VEEDERSBURG, Ind. -- A pageant queen at a local fair had her crown and title stripped from her amid claims the contest was rigged by her aunt. The Fountain County 4-H Council removed the title from Sarah Rice, 18, who was named queen on Saturday. Grievances filed with the council say runner-up Jordan Snoddy, 18, had more points...
New toilet paper developed for RVs (07/24/05)
LEWISTON, Idaho -- When it comes to toilet paper, recreational vehicle enthusiasts can be demanding customers. But Potlatch Corp. has come up with a new product that company officials believe will keep RVers, boaters and home septic tank users happy...
Moose caught on military base (07/24/05)
FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers captured an intruder in a secure area of a Colorado military base, but the intruder was no criminal -- just a loose moose. Soldiers and state wildlife officers managed to corral the 500-pound female moose, which had wandered into the part of Fort Carson reserved for equipment returning from Iraq...
Mubarak vows to find those responsible for car bomb attacks (07/24/05)
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Egypt's president vowed Saturday to hunt down terrorists who unleashed a rapid series of car bombs and another blast in this Egyptian Red Sea resort, devastating a luxury hotel and a coffee shop and killing at least 88 people. At least 119 people were wounded, the Interior Ministry said...
Al-Qaida units acting on own (07/24/05)
Operatives are united by ideas, experts say, not by the resources of Osama bin Laden. LONDON -- Car bombs at an Egyptian luxury hotel. Explosions in London subways. Suicide blasts in Baghdad. With the frequency of terror attacks apparently mounting, experts searching for common threads behind the attacks suggest that the war on terror is being waged against an ever-increasing well of recruits, bound together by motives and cause -- rather than a single al-Qaida mastermind...
U.N. to define political terrorism (07/24/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. diplomats have revised their blueprint for reforming the world body to include a definition of terrorism, indicating nations are moving toward consensus on a contentious global issue. World leaders are to consider the plan at their summit in September and, if approved, the definition could break the im-passe over a comprehensive treaty against terrorism...
Rice praises Abbas during Mideast trip (07/24/05)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday for steps he has taken to clamp down on militant groups, but cautioned that more Palestinian efforts are needed. "I want to take this opportunity to commend President Abbas and his leadership as well as that of his government for their ongoing efforts to enforce the rule of law in the West Bank and in Gaza," Rice said, speaking at a news conference after her meeting with Abbas.. ...
Suspect killed in London had no ties to terrorists (07/24/05)
LONDON -- Police identified the man who was chased down in a subway and shot to death by plainclothes officers as a Brazilian and expressed regret Saturday for his death, saying they no longer believed he was tied to the recent terror bombings. Friday's shooting before horrified commuters prompted criticism of police for overreacting and expressions of fear that Asians and Muslims would be targeted by a "trigger-happy culture" after two well-coordinated attacks in two weeks...
Jackson wins title; Cape advances (07/24/05)
SENATH, Mo. -- The Jackson American Legion team continued its recent tear, picking up its 15th straight victory on Saturday night to claim its first District 14 title. With help from some unusual circumstances, though, the news was good for both Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons and Jackson...
Capahas post ninth straight victory (07/24/05)
The Plaza Tire Capahas withstood Saturday's extreme heat to post their ninth consecutive victory, 6-0 against the host Valmeyer (Ill.) Lakers. Plaza Tire and Valmeyer were scheduled to play two seven-inning games, but both coaches agreed to one nine-inning contest because of the weather...
FanSpeak 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
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Local juniors take aim at section titles (07/24/05)
Six local golfers qualified to compete Monday and Tuesday in the Gateway Section PGA Junior Series nine-hole championship tournament at Ballwin Golf Course in west St. Louis County. The golfers qualified through tournament victories or standings in the points race from events in the Gateway PGA/Southeast Missouri Junior Series...
Kitchen letter July24 (07/24/05)
To the editor: As a local baseball coach in this area for the past several years, I have had the opportunity to coach several good athletes and be associated with some very good teams. This past summer has been no exception. The young men on the Post 63 American Legion junior baseball team were a pleasure to coach. Their effort and positive attitude was consistent throughout the entire summer which produced a very good team...
Ready to roll again (07/24/05)
By winning their respective classes in the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club Soap Box Derby in early May, Hunter Schuette and Austin Martin both earned bids to the 68th All-American Soap Box Derby. The world championship of soap box racing, however, is far more than a simple race...
Watson takes lead in Senior British Open (07/24/05)
Tom Watson matched the course record at Royal Aberdeen set only hours earlier Saturday with a 7-under 64, taking a one-shot lead over Craig Stadler into the final round of the Senior British Open. Watson, who finished at 3-under 210, picked up birdies on the third and fifth holes, then made his first eagle of the year on the par-5 sixth...
NASCAR lineup July24 (07/24/05)
Pennsylvania 500 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa.; Lap length: 2.5 mile oval (Car number in parentheses) 1. (42) Jamie McMurray, Dodge, 168.761 mph. 2. (97) Kurt Busch, Ford, 168.533 mph. 3. (6) Mark Martin, Ford, 168.382 mph...
Wallace is making most of 'Last Call' (07/24/05)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Rusty Wallace has a to-do list as long as a 2.5-mile track once he retires after this season. From running car dealerships to designing racetracks to jumpstarting his son's fledgling racing career, Wallace will hardly pack up the camper, count his millions and relax...
Pats, Eagles have questions coming to camp (07/24/05)
New England begins its quest for an unprecedented third straight Super Bowl victory and fourth in five years without the two coordinators who helped Bill Belichick win the first three titles. And that quest also will take place without linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who is sitting out the season after suffering a mild stroke...
Cubs return favor to Cards (07/24/05)
One day after losing by a run, Chicago posted a 6-5 victory against St. Louis' injury-depleted lineup. ST. LOUIS -- Derrek Lee matched his career best for home runs with 65 games to spare. Of more concern to him is whether the Chicago Cubs can use the rest of the season to make a playoff run...
Armstrong sets stage for victory (07/24/05)
The six-time champion won Saturday's time trial to virtually sew up this year's championship. SAINT-ETIENNE, France -- For one final time, Lance Armstrong fastened his feet on the pedals and faced the road ahead. He wasn't thinking about championships or his place in history, he said later, but about his three young children waiting at the finish...
Connolly begins bid to earn spot on Jaguars' roster (07/24/05)
In less than a week, Dan Connolly's push to make it a trio of Southeast Missouri State products to reach the National Football League in three years begins in earnest. Connolly, the Redhawks' standout offensive lineman of the past four seasons, was somewhat unexpectedly not selected during the seven-round NFL draft in April...
Sports briefs 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
Van Cleve medalist at Jaycee course; Cotner records ace at Jaycee course; Dalhousie to host Gateway PGA event; Steele medalist at Cape Country Club; Tour de Homecomers set for Aug. 13
Slugs are enemies of the garden (07/24/05)
Slimy, slobbery, slithering, slippery slugs. Your garden might play host to these disgusting creatures without your even knowing it, because slugs are nocturnal, sliding beneath the cool, moist shelter of rocks and leaves by day. Holes chomped into leaves and fruits are telltale signs of slug feeding. ...
Puppy love: Owners pamper pooches (07/24/05)
Watching Ricky and Lilly Watkins bounce enthusiastically from toy to toy, it's easy to tell they love coming to daycare. The Watkins siblings have made playmates out of the other daycare regulars. They play outside on nice days and inside on hot days. They enjoy tasty snacks and cuddle up to special pillows. And sometimes, they get bathed before going home for the day...
Howard Teeters (07/24/05)
Howard Glen Teeters, resident of Graham Creek Estates, Foley, Ala., died Thursday morning, July 22, 2005. Teeters received a bachelor's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University, a master's in school administration from George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn.; Rank I in school counseling from the University of Colorado-Boulder...
Alexis Hartsock (07/24/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Alexis Jean Hartsock, 1 month, of Cobden died Friday, July 22, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She was born June 18, 2005, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, daughter of Eugene I. and Melinda K. Basler Hartsock. Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Allison and Ashley Hartsock; grandfather and stepgrandmother Larry and Carleen Basler of Anna, Ill.; grandmother Monta Derossett of Creal Springs, Ill.; grandparents Danny and Karen Hartsock of Cobden; and great-grandmothers Dorthy Hartsock of Cobden and Peggy Hicstand of Paducah, Ky.. ...
Births 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
Seabaugh; Miller; Rhodes; Nations; Thoma; Carter; Schwendemann; Bomar; Berry; Wagster; Tilley; Pender; Fischer
Bolen-Huckstep (07/24/05)
Michelle Dawn Bolen and Dustin Michael Huckstep exchanged vows April 21, 2005, at Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Benito Juarez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Laurie Bolen of Friedheim and Carol Dias of Cape Girardeau. Joe and Marsha Huckstep of Scott City are parents of the groom...
Broshuis-Landewee (07/24/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Tara Suzanne Broshuis and Andrew William Landewee were united in marriage June 18, 2005, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are John D. and Debby Broshuis and Glen and Nancy Landewee, all of Leopold...
Niswonger-Horrell (07/24/05)
Trinity Lutheran Church was the setting June 11, 2005, for the wedding of Amber Jean Niswonger and Timothy Lynn Horrell. The Rev. Douglas C. Breite performed the ceremony. Organist was Patti Rothe of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Marty and Nancy Niswonger of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Theon and Wilma Horrell of Leopold, Mo...
Brothers-Crass (07/24/05)
Jennifer Lynne Brothers and Benjamin Kyle Crass were united in marriage May 14, 2005, at Cape First. The Revs. Gary L. Brothers, father of the bride, and David M. Brown of Amarillo, Texas, performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Brent Anderson and the Cape First Worship Team. The bride and groom sang a duet...
Mana-Besher (07/24/05)
Deborah Elaine Mana and Bobby Rusby Besher were married June 18, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride in Jackson. The Rev. Steven Sander performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Judith Mana of St. Louis. The groom is the son of Wayne and Margie Besher of Marble Hill, Mo...
King-Hann (07/24/05)
Erika Ruth King and Kevin Lyle Hann were married Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Readers were Gretchen Spitzmiller and Kari Keller, cousin of the groom, both of St. Louis. Parents of the couple are Rick and Lynda King of Jackson, and Frank and Kathy Hann of Collinsville, Ill...
Willems-Chadd (07/24/05)
Michael and Barbara Willems of Forest Lake, Minn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Lee Willems, to Darrel Shawn Chadd, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ronald and Charlene Chadd of Glenallen, Mo. Willems is a graduate of Scott Lewis in Bloomington, Minn. She is employed at Smartstyle...
Falco-McMinn (07/24/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Bernard and Linda Falco of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Janell Joy Falco, to Kyle David McMinn. He is the son of Brent and Lynne McMinn of Patton. Falco is a graduate of Fredericktown High School, and plans to attend Mineral Area College this fall. She is a secretary for Brent McMinn...
Curtis-Crites (07/24/05)
Trenton Curtis announces the engagement of his mother, Shari LaRee Curtis, to Allen Michael Crites, all of Cape Girardeau. Curtis is a 1997 graduate of Chaffee High School, and is pursuing an associate's degree for medical specialist at Metro Business College. She is also a licensed cosmetologist...
McCarthy-Christman (07/24/05)
Julie McCarthy and Greg Christman of Los Angeles, Calif., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Cecelia Graffe of Lexington, Ky., and stepdaughter of Mark Stuart of Cape Girardeau. Christman is the son of Bill and Sandy Christman of Anderson, Ind...
Cissell-Schumer (07/24/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ralph and Susie Cissell of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Cissell, to Timothy Schumer. He is the son of Jim and Belinda Schumer of Perryville. Cissell is a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School, and Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. She is employed at Concord Printing Services in Cape Girardeau...
James celebrate 50th event (07/24/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert James of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They attended a Mass of thanksgiving April 19 at St. Mary's Cathedral. They were honored with a reception April 24 at Drury Lodge, given by their children: Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Aufdenberg, Anita Essner, Angela Poindexter, Sara Heuer, Robert James Jr., Dennis, Paul, Ralph and Mark James...
Police reports 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
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Fire reports 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
Scott City Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 11:12 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1800 block of Fornfelt. * At 4:28 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Keeley. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
25 years ago: July 24, 1980 A five-hour city council session last night brought Cape Girardeau another step closer toward the establishment of an urban redevelopment ordinance which the city hopes will be ready for final consideration in late August or early September; the ordinance being considered would set up the framework for urban redevelopment here...
The myths about Medicaid need to be dispelled (07/24/05)
Medicaid has become the source of much misinformation and myth as many, including some lawmakers, label recipients as young, able-bodied deadbeats who refuse to work, spend all of their time in bingo establishments and use Medicaid money to buy groceries...
Partisan process (07/24/05)
Except to a few legal insiders, the qualifications of Judge John Roberts to be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court are relatively unknown. The fact that President Bush chose Roberts from all the prospective candidates would indicate that he has the legal background to help eight other justices make the most important decisions in the nation's highest court...
University serious about access (07/24/05)
The July 21 article on the house at 828 North St. owned by Southeast Missouri State University seems to imply that the greatest expense in renovation would be disability access, thus making people with disabilities seem the primary villains in the destruction of this historical building...
Plan to raze house is shocking news (07/24/05)
To the editor: I was shocked to read about the razing of the home at 828 North St. owned by Southeast Missouri State University. I was a student in a historic preservation class last semester. During my research of architect L.B. Blackwood, I discovered that he had planned this home for Professor H.S. ...
Court debate overshadows issues (07/24/05)
To the editor: Various spinmeisters have succeeded in focusing American political thought on the nebulous concepts of conservatism and liberalism. So the current distraction of a choice for a new Supreme Court justice occupies virtually the whole public attention based on these...
Speak Out 7/24/05 (07/24/05)
Hot classrooms; Stop auto inspections; Breeding fanatics; Have a heart; National concern; Get up-close look; Searching for truth; Dog investigation; Boot camp needed; Fighting honesty; One field is enough; Matter of safety
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