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Stories from Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Butler County man found guilty on drug charge (07/26/05)
A Butler County man was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in federal prison for buying a large quantity of cold pills from a government informant with the intent to make methamphetamine. Joshua Blocker, 23, received approximately 1,475 pseudoephedrine pills from the informant on Jan. ...
McCaskill bid could bolster GOP hopes for state auditor (07/26/05)
Candidate's own party hopes she'll switch her plans for 2006 election. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For months the Missouri Democratic Party has been actively trying to convince State Auditor Claire McCaskill to drop her re-election plans and instead mount a bid for the U.S. Senate...
Cape Girardeau man admits to selling crack cocaine (07/26/05)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to selling 6.5 grams of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer and a confidential informant. Adrian M. Brown, 21, entered the plea during an appearance before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber. He faces up to 40 years in prison, a $20,000 fine and four years of probation after release, U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway said in a prepared statement...
When back-to-school shopping means gadgets, schools try to find balance (07/26/05)
NEW YORK -- For a lot of children, back-to-school shopping means checking out the latest technological gadgetry. These gizmos, though, aren't always welcome in classrooms. Sure, the Internet opened a wealth of research sources to students, and a cell phone is pretty handy in an emergency. But the beep that comes from a single Tamagotchi is enough to disrupt an entire class...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 1:52 a.m., assist a resident at 409 Albert St. * At 8:27 a.m., emergency medical service at 1000 N. Sprigg St. * At 9:56 a.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Ranney Street...
Leadership conference created to point youths in right direction (07/26/05)
About 80 area high school students gathered Monday at the Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau to listen to Mike Campbell talk about how he killed his son. Campbell's 6-year-old son, Michael, died in a car accident in 1994. Campbell, the driver, had been drinking...
Dock draws double duty: Mississippi Queen, River Explorer visit (07/26/05)
Boats making fewer trips to Cape, but visit still pleases passengers As soon as she got off the boat, Veyonne Schell thought Cape Girardeau looked interesting enough. After a morning of visiting its river-related landmarks, listening to its music and shopping in its quaint downtown district, the Nampa, Idaho, resident was ready to call it home...
Reporter's Question 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
The Southeast Missourian is looking for local vegetarian or vegan teens to talk about why they chose that diet and what impact it has had on their life. Contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at cmiller@ semissourian.com or (800) 879-1210, extension 128 to share your story...
Learning briefs 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
Scholarships awarded to local students; Langenfeld named Outstanding Music Camper; Local students attend Girls State in Warrensburg
Judge removes self from trooper's murder case (07/26/05)
Daily American Republic VAN BUREN, Mo. -- The judge set to preside over the case of a Van Buren man accused of gunning down a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant has removed himself from the case. Lance D. Shockley, 28, was supposed to appear at 9 a.m. ...
Outlet mall sees change in ownership (07/26/05)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores has a new owner. The store changed ownership Thursday when Sikeston Outlet Mall LLC purchased the mall from its original developer, Boyer Construction Co., which began construction of the mall in 1993...
Last Cape shoe factory closes (07/26/05)
Cape Shoe Co. officials blame cheap foreign labor. Southeast Missouri has lost its last shoe manufacturer. For five years Cape Shoe Co. struggled to stay alive producing union-made shoes using only American products in an industry hurt badly by cheaper foreign labor...
County commission OKs $1.7 million 911 upgrade (07/26/05)
Upgrade will set stage for pinpointing cellular calls. Cape Girardeau County will spend more than $1.73 million to upgrade its 911 emergency system. The improvements include computer equipment that will automatically display a map locating emergency calls made from land-line telephones...
Report says malpractice claims drop while premiums rise (07/26/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Medical malpractice insurers paid out significantly less in claims to Missouri physicians last year, but continued to raise the premiums they charge doctors, according to a new study. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners compiled the report from information insurance carriers submitted for last year...
Teen saves girl (07/26/05)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- A quick-thinking high school student saved a 9-year-old from drowning after the girl's hair was caught in the jet of a whirlpool bath Sunday. Boyd Dunkenson, 18, of Brumley, Mo., used a pocket knife to cut Elly Scott free, and performed CPR on the girl, who had no pulse. She regained consciousness after the second round of CPR...
Labor rift aims at 'rebuilding' movement (07/26/05)
Opinions differ on what the split might mean for labor across the country. CHICAGO -- The AFL-CIO splintered on Monday, spooking some Democratic Party leaders and the ranks of organized workers, whose futures are in the hands of labor rebels who bolted the 50-year-old federation. The faction vowed to reverse the steep decline in union membership...
NASA may bend safety rules for launch (07/26/05)
Nature, not the fuel gauge, could decide whether shuttle takes off. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With the countdown entering its final hours and a fuel gauge problem still unexplained, NASA said it is prepared to bend its long-standing safety rules to launch the shuttle today on the first flight since Columbia's doomed mission 2 1/2 years ago...
London police name 2 suspects, make new arrests in botched bombing (07/26/05)
LONDON -- A clear plastic food tub could be a significant clue for police hunting those behind the botched London transit bombings: Detectives said Monday that the four bombs, and a fifth discovered later in a park, were all made using the same kind of humble kitchen container...
Pope criticized for not condemning terror attacks against Israelis (07/26/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI faced the first major conflict of his 3-month-old papacy when Israel summoned the Vatican envoy Monday to express outrage that the pope "deliberately failed" to condemn terrorist attacks against Israelis. The pontiff also said in separate comments Monday that he didn't see any anti-Christian motive in recent attacks blamed on Muslim extremists and urged dialogue with the best elements of Islam...
World briefs 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
Iraq constitution draft likely to anger women...
Egypt bombs: Who's to blame? (07/26/05)
Militants may have had international help or influence in Saturday's attacks. CAIRO, Egypt -- Deadly, sophisticated and unexpected, the Sharm el-Sheik bombings present investigators with the same questions as those in London's attacks: Is a worldwide network of al-Qaida-inspired operatives at work or is a new crop of homegrown militants plotting and carrying out terror on their own?...
Violence spikes in Afghanistan (07/26/05)
Assaults kill 11 rebels, U.S. service member and Afghan soldier. KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two separate assaults on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan killed 11 rebels, a U.S. service member and an Afghan soldier, the U.S. military said Monday. The latest violence comes amid fears that crucial legislative elections in September may be threatened by an upsurge in militant attacks, which have left more than 750 people dead since March...
Experts, FBI consulted on Aruba missing teen case (07/26/05)
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Aruban authorities have dispatched a prosecutor to consult with the FBI and brought in experts from the Netherlands as they investigate the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, the Aruban prosecutor's office said Monday. Aruba has agreed to show transcripts of interrogations to the FBI, which is acting in an advisory role in disappearance of Natalee Holloway, in a sign of increased cooperation that drew praise from the family of the teen who vanished on the last night of a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island.. ...
Redhawks fitted for No. 8 (07/26/05)
The coaches and sports information directors picked Jacksonville State as the preseason favorite. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's back to the drawing board for Southeast Missouri State football as far as the Ohio Valley Conference's preseason predictions go...
Southeast's top pitcher Evans plans to transfer (07/26/05)
On paper at least, the Southeast Missouri State pitching staff will have a major -- and unexpected -- hole to fill next season. Joey Evans, who as a freshman became the ace of the Redhawks' staff in 2005, recently informed coach Mark Hogan that he was transferring...
Simonhoff is lone 'Hawk to receive recognition (07/26/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As evidence of the fact Southeast Missouri State will be relying on many unheralded players this year, only one Redhawk made the all-Ohio Valley Conference preseason team. Junior punter David Simonhoff, a second-team All-American last year when he set Southeast and OVC records by averaging 46 yards per boot, was the lone Southeast player picked Monday in voting by the league's head coaches and sports information directors...
Jackson wins Cal Ripken state crown (07/26/05)
Jackson captured the Cal Ripken 12-year-old state championship Sunday, routing Lebanon 10-0 in the title contest in Jackson. Jackson rolled through the state tournament without a loss, its closest call being a 2-1 win in the first round over Mineral Area. The other victories were 14-0 and 14-2...
Revved for nationals: Vince Friese tries to chase down national title (07/26/05)
Vince Friese was one of more than 17,000 dirt bike racers across the country in his class to compete for a spot in the 24th annual Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Championships. Now he's one of only 42 racers left to vie for a national title. Friese, a 14-year-old Cape Girardeau resident, will head to Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Monday through Aug. ...
Goosen, Mickelson claim TV shootout (07/26/05)
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson put away Tiger Woods and John Daly so convincingly that they barely needed the lights in the final installment of Monday Night Golf. Goosen, a late substitute for the exhibition, birdied five of the last seven holes and six overall as he and Mickelson beat Woods and Daly 5 and 3 in the "Battle at The Bridges" on Monday night...
Front door makes a much better exit (07/26/05)
Chris Carmichael has been Lance Armstrong's coach since 1990, guiding him to seven straight Tour de France titles. He wrote columns for The Associated Press during the race. When Lance Armstrong asked for a microphone on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday to say goodbye to millions of cycling fans around the world, I suddenly remembered that his whole journey began with a discussion about retirement in the spring of 1998...
FOR SALE: Jumbotron, hot dog stands, more (07/26/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Having trouble keeping track of the score for your backyard Whiffle ball games? Maybe the scoreboard from Busch Stadium is what you need. The scoreboard, the video board, the tarp, even hot dog stands and kitchen utensils from the old ballpark will be auctioned off next month. The St. Louis County auction firm Schneider Industries will accept sealed bids and host a walkthrough for potential buyers Aug. 9-10, by appointment only...
Sports briefs 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
Baseball...
Five things you need to know about dorm living (07/26/05)
In the sales flyers advertising neon comforters and inflatable furniture. On the welcome signs postedin front of apartment building. In cardboard moving boxes quickly filling up in parents' homes everywhere...
Attempting to train into perfection (07/26/05)
I told myself I would never work in retail again. But here I am, working two retail jobs now. I guess I shouldn't have applied for them if I didn't want them, but I needed one and my self-worth was going downhill every day with the schedule I had. Here's a quick overview:...
Family steps up to lodging in state park (07/26/05)
Never mind the heat. Our family had reservations to spend Saturday night in a cabin at Giant City State Park. So we packed up a few belongings and a huge cooler full of bottled water and headed over to the 4,000-acre park at Makanda, Ill. For our daughters, the big attraction was a swimming pool located right next to a massive sandstone lodge built by the nation's Civilian Conservation Corps at the height of the Great Depression...
Bernice Seyer (07/26/05)
Bernice A. Dickman Seyer, 88, of St. Louis died Sunday, July 24, 2005. She married Clarence H. Seyer, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Damon Seyer of St. Louis, Dennis Seyer of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Deborah Kozuszek of St. Louis; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
Cleo Sauerbrunn (07/26/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Cleo Sauerbrunn, 85, of Anna died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Union County Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Balcomb, Ill., son of George and Alma S. Theiss Sauerbrunn. He and Genna Worel were married Feb. 1, 1940, in Jackson. She died May 2, 2000...
Virginia Myers (07/26/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Virginia "Sissie" Myers, 52, of Marble Hill died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 13, 1952, in Peoria, Ill., daughter of Clarence and Alma Rommel. She and Clyde "Scott" Payne were married Jan. 7, 1972. He died in 1995. She and Roger Myers were married May 15, 1999...
David Adams (07/26/05)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- David Lee Adams, 49, of McClure died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 8, 1955, in St. Louis, son of General A. and Blanche Svitak Adams. Adams was a graduate of Rankin Technical Institute of Technology. He was a cylinder technician at Nordenia USA Inc. in Jackson. He was a member of Caseyville Baptist Church in Caseyville, Ill., and the American Legion Post at McClure...
Dorothy Williams (07/26/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dorothy Williams, 84, of Mayflower, Ark., formerly of Anna, died Monday, July 25, 2005, in Mayflower. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ware United Pentecostal Church, with burial in the Anna cemetery...
Martha Bryant (07/26/05)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Martha Fay Duke Bryant, 92, of Morehouse died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born May 21, 1913, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of Jim and Mabel Hopper. She first married Troy Duke Sept. 14, 1937. He died Dec. 3, 1983. She later married Dade Bryant, who also preceded her in death...
Cosimo Genovese (07/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cosimo F. Genovese, 77, of Perryville died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Rochester, N.Y., son of Joseph and Ruth E. Flescher Genovese. He and Lorraine H. Plachta were married Oct. 18, 1947, in Rochester...
Janet Trickey (07/26/05)
A memorial service for Janet Joann Trickey of Cape Giradeau will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Church of God Fellowship. The Rev. Tom Morris will officiate. Trickey, 54, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Floy Sample (07/26/05)
Floy A. Sample, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 11, 1918, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of Rufus and Floy Jones Ramsey. She and N. Raymond Sample were married March 10, 1955. Mrs. Sample had been manager at Lambert's Fabrics. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
Rita Koechner (07/26/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Rita Regina Koechner, 80, of Advance died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born March 17, 1925, in Advance, daughter of Frank and Mary Weber Kenkel. She and Joe Koechner were married in 1953. He died May 20, 1963...
Sue Scott (07/26/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Janice Sue Scott, 60, of Sikeston died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1944, in St. Louis, daughter of Claude W. and Dorothy Abbott Adams. She and Edward "Scotty" Scott were married July 8, 1967, at Dexter, Mo...
Births 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
Applewhite; Herrera; Riebeling; Scherer; Angel; Stotler
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
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Out of the past 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
25 years ago: July 26, 1980 Sunny weather brings out a good crowd during the auction of fixtures from the old Cape Girardeau Public Library in Courthouse Park. A request to add Cape Girardeau County to the growing list of "agricultural disaster areas" in Southeast Missouri was issued by the County Emergency Committee on Agriculture yesterday; the CEC estimates the corn yields in the county will be down 55 percent, largely because of the heat, and soybeans will be down about 50 percent...
CAFTA debate: If this pact is such a good deal, who's the winner? (07/26/05)
The Central American Free Trade Agreement is supposed to be a terrific deal for people like Juan Lopez. Lopez was a community activist from the village of Xemal, Guatemala. According to President Bush and other CAFTA proponents, the corporate-friendly investment rules mandated by CAFTA will create a surge of prosperity in Guatemala and throughout Central America...
College exposure (07/26/05)
Take a drive through the campus of Southeast Missouri State University on most summer weekdays and you will see large numbers of youngsters participating in organized activities, mostly camps for students too young to enroll in college but who have an interest in band or cheerleading or some other activity...
University should embrace history (07/26/05)
To the editor: As a graduate of the historic preservation program of Southeast Missouri State University, I support the progress and growth my alma matter is undergoing. However, the university has the chance to become a community leader through the use of one of our most important and effective tools for economic revitalization and community development: historic preservation and adaptive re-use of existing assets. ...
Movie would boost Cape Girardeau (07/26/05)
To the editor: I'm a local filmmaker and founder of Backwards Logic Productions. I also am the co-founder of the Cape Filmmaker's Cooperative and the Show Me Digital Film Festival. I am tired of seeing people angry about the film "Killshot" possibly being shot in Cape Girardeau. Yes, there might be some extra police work and more traffic, but the benefits to the town far exceed the drawbacks...
Legislators need to hear concerns (07/26/05)
To the editor: Beware of the telephone police. Legislators say there are too many phone calls about Medicaid, and they must be stopped. Social services workers are told they must stop telling their clients to call legislators. Who is working for whom? The people have a right to call their legislators about any issue they are concerned about as often as they want and when they want. There is no limit. It sounds like they want to send the phone police out and stop this harassment immediately...
Cairo, Ill., has good opportunities (07/26/05)
To the editor: I just read the article regarding Stace England and Cairo, Ill. I am in total agreement with Mr. England that Cairo is a town rich in history -- history that should and must be used to revitalize that city. I drive through Cairo on nearly every trip I make to Missouri to visit my family. ...
Speak Out 7/26/05 (07/26/05)
Deal with gang colors ; Leak on Bertling; Useful buildings; Keep calling; In good shape; Zero pollution; Reconsider decision; License rules; People are ignored; Extra charge; Post office location?; Suffering in the heat; Rules are a pain; Strange signal
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