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Stories from Thursday, July 28, 2005

'Egg' speaks to its audience (07/28/05)
When cosmopolitan urbanites move to the country, their trials and hysterical freakouts can create some funny situations, and memorable caricatures of both city and country folk. This year's annual summer production by the St. Vincent de Paul Youth Group, "The Egg and I," follows in that vein and appeals to the values of rural life -- family, hard work and perseverance. ...
Thebes: Buried in fiscal rubble (07/28/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- The old Alexander County Courthouse still presides regally over the Mississippi River in Thebes, but today the empty building overlooks a town that has fallen on hard times. The village of Thebes has undergone a slow decline over the years, which some residents say began in 1926 when a devastating flood washed out the railroad tracks and ruined several local businesses. ...
Elderly woman, son die in Cape home (07/28/05)
Police suspect deaths were heat-related, but autopsies will be performed today. An elderly woman and her disabled son were found dead Wednesday in their Cape Girardeau home. Glenda Rogers, who was in her 80s, and her son Clarence "Roger" Rogers, 63, were discovered by a family friend who became worried when she could not reach them on the telephone, Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Barry Hovis said...
Law requires more proof for disabled tags (07/28/05)
Some say the change will lead to less abuse of handicapped parking. People with license plates or hang-tags allowing them to use handicapped parking will soon be required to regularly prove their disability. Beginning Monday, anyone seeking a renewed handicapped plate or tag will need a statement that is less than 90 days old from a doctor or other qualified health-care professional. ...
Capaha Pool to remain closed for rest of year (07/28/05)
Pumping problems ** Capaha Pool to remain closed for rest of year ** Cape Girardeau's Capaha Pool will remain closed for the rest of this swim season because of a broken circulating pump. The 47-year-old pool has been shut down since July 18. City officials had hoped to get the pump repaired or replaced in time to reopen for the remainder of the summer swimming season...
Woman who fell from river bluff dies (07/28/05)
The Sikeston woman fell at Shote Hole, one of several popular and dangerous diving points. VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A 25-year-old Sikeston, Mo., woman died Wednesday, four days after slipping and falling down a bluff into the Current River, the Missouri State Water Patrol reported...
Foundation benefits after club breaks state fund-raising record (07/28/05)
The Saint Francis Foundation recently received a donation of $64,557.50 thanks to the Missouri State Eagles Aerie and State Auxiliary. Last June the annual charity selection by the Missouri State Eagles Aerie and State Auxiliary was children's cancer research and treatment...
Clover Kids attend Dortha's Day Camp (07/28/05)
The theme for Dortha's Day Camp for Clover Kids, held recently at Cape County Park, was "County Fair." Organized seven years ago by the Young Americans 4-H Club, led by Dortha Stack, Dortha's Day Camp for Clover Kids introduces Clover Kids to what 4-H camp will be like when they get older...
Nebel celebrates 90th birthday (07/28/05)
Fred R. Nebel of Cape Girardeau celebrated his 90th birthday on July 9 at Delmonico's restaurant in Jackson with many family members.
AARP honors local resident for long service (07/28/05)
The AARP Safety Driving Program recently recognized Robert W. Harper, associate state coordinator for the district area, as a 15-year instructor. Harper, a Jackson resident, was awarded at a recent class held at the Bank of Missouri. The program, held a few times annually, includes teaching seniors how to compensate for physical, visual and hearing problems to make them better and safer drivers. ...
County given grant to help preserve court records (07/28/05)
The Cape Girardeau County Archives Center was recently awarded a local records preservation grant for $2,800 to index county court records dating from 1824 to 1833. These records include Revolutionary War soldier pension applications. The local records preservation program, established in 1991, supports local public records management and preservation and has awarded nearly $5 million since its inception...
Term limits will have little effect in '06 legislative races (07/28/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Unlike recent election cycles, term limits won't be much of a factor in next year's state legislative races. Term limits had a major impact, particularly to the benefit of Republicans, in both 2002, when veteran incumbents first were forced out in large numbers, and 2004. ...
Brochures will pitch hangar in Cape (07/28/05)
Without a tenant or buyer, the city is stuck with the bond payments. More than eight months after financially troubled Renaissance Aircraft abandoned plans to build airplanes in Cape Girardeau, the city's still stuck with an empty hangar and costly bond payments...
Ava florist convicted in wife's death (07/28/05)
ROLLA, Mo. -- Jurors who deliberated more than 16 hours after a weeklong trial convicted Ava florist Daniel Stewart of killing his wife more than two years ago. Stewart, 39, collapsed into a fetal position Tuesday night as deputies were escorting him out of the courtroom. The deputies helped him to his feet, and he continued walking out...
Mother forms relationship with daughter after years apart (07/28/05)
HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Three years after a father allegedly abducted his young daughter from Missouri and took her outside the United States to avoid detection, the mother and child are reunited and rebuilding their relationship. Authorities say that Arlen Dean Hill II, who was separated from his wife, took their 17-month-old child for a visit on June 8, 2002, and never returned. ...
At least three in St. Louis dead from heat wave (07/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- At least three people in the St. Louis area have died from the latest heat wave, health officials said. The region finally got some relief as showers moved in Tuesday evening, bringing much cooler weather. After several days of temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s, Wednesday's weather was about 20 degrees cooler...
FBI translation backlog grows; al-Qaida cases promptly reviewed (07/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI's backlog of untranslated audio recordings from terrorism and espionage investigations grew markedly in the past year, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said Wednesday. The FBI is capturing and reviewing more conversations than ever in languages associated with terrorists, inspector general Glenn A. Fine said in a report...
Home sales soar (07/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes soared to an all-time high in June as the red hot housing market kept sizzling. The Commerce Department reported that single-family home sales jumped to a record annual pace of 1.37 million units in June, up 4 percent from May...
Bush lobbies, ties CAFTA to security issue (07/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- The House headed toward a showdown Wednesday on the Central American Free Trade Agreement after President Bush told wavering Republicans that passing it was critical to national security. Even after months of intense lobbying by the president and administration trade officials, it was not clear if supporters had the needed votes...
More than 300 Boy Scouts fall ill from heat at Jamboree (07/28/05)
BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- More than 300 Boy Scouts were sickened by the heat Wednesday while waiting for President Bush to arrive at a memorial service for four Scout leaders who were killed while pitching a tent beneath a power line. The president's visit to the Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill was postponed because of the threat of severe thunderstorms and strong winds. Instead, Bush is scheduled to visit the gathering today...
NASA grounds future shuttle flights (07/28/05)
Discovery lost foam debris, like Columbia, but no damage reported. SPACE CENTER, Houston -- NASA grounded future shuttle flights Wednesday because a big chunk of insulating foam flew off Discovery's fuel tank during liftoff -- as it did in Columbia's doomed mission -- but this time apparently missed the spacecraft...
Quiet neighborhood roused in pre-dawn raid that nets suspected London bomber (07/28/05)
BIRMINGHAM, England -- The roar of police vans and the throb of a helicopter roused sleeping residents in Birmingham's peaceful Small Heath neighborhood. They looked out their windows to watch the arrest of a quiet neighbor suspected of being a bomber...
North Korea wants U.S. to remove nuclear threat (07/28/05)
BEIJING -- North Korea took a tough stand Wednesday during talks with the United States, reportedly insisting Washington normalize relations and remove all atomic threats before it would give up nuclear weapons. For its part, the United States stood by an aid-for-disarmament offer the North rejects as unfair...
French court convicts 62 in mass pedophilia trial (07/28/05)
ANGERS, France -- A court convicted 62 defendants Wednesday in a mass pedophilia trial and sentenced some of them to up to 28 years in prison for their roles in a network that systematically raped and prostituted children in western France. In the harrowing case, prosecutors said 45 children between the ages of 6 months and 14 years were raped and abused by their parents, grandparents or acquaintances in a working-class neighborhood of Angers from 1999 to 2002 -- at times in exchange for small amounts of money, food, alcohol or cigarettes.. ...
Rains paralyze Bombay, leaving hundreds dead (07/28/05)
BOMBAY, India -- India's financial capital was paralyzed Wed-nesday by the strongest rains ever recorded in the nation, with torrential downpours marooning drivers, snapping communication lines and leaving at least 200 people dead statewide. At its worst, the rainfall descended in what looked like a solid wall of water, overwhelming Bombay, a crowded city long accustomed to monsoon rains...
Assistant Pickens leaves staff (07/28/05)
Southeast Missourian Andree Pickens resigned her post as women's gymnastics assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State to focus on her training to be a pole vaulter for United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Pickens, a 14-time NCAA All-American gymnast while at the University of Alabama, was with Southeast for one year...
Rivals are zoned in: Cape, Jackson are among five-team field (07/28/05)
The rivalry between Cape Girardeau and Jackson remains constant, whether during the high school season or during the summer American Legion schedule. That rivalry will enter foreign territory this weekend in Jackson, as the two teams will be competing together for the Zone 4 Tournament title for the first time. This is only Jackson's second zone appearance, after making it for the first time last season. Cape last played in the zone two seasons ago...
Caps extend win streak to 10 (07/28/05)
Plaza Tire rallied for a 5-3 victory over Fairview Heights. Southeast Missourian The Plaza Tire Capahas made sure that they will enter the National Baseball Congress World Series with a full head of steam. The Capahas rallied past the visiting Fairview Heights (Ill.) Redbirds 5-3 Wednesday night in their final regular-season action of the season, pushing their winning streak to 10 games...
Kipper, Lorey win divisions in Safe House for Women event (07/28/05)
John Kipper and Becky Lorey were the overall winners Saturday during the Safe House for Women Inc.'s fifth annual Going The Distance For Victims of Violence 5-kilometer walk/run. Kipper's time of 16 minutes, 48 seconds was first among the men, while Lorey's time of 18:53 paced the women runners...
Slaten, Hency finish second at Gateway junior tourney (07/28/05)
Southeast Missourian Brett Slaten and Jesse Hency had the top finishes among local golfers in the Gateway Section PGA Junior Seires 9-hole championship events Monday and Tuesday. Golfers played one round of nine holes each day at Ballwin Golf Club. Slaten, of Kelso, finished second in the 14- to 18-year-old boys competition with a score of 83. ...
Padres snap losing streak with 2-1 win over Cardinals (07/28/05)
SAN DIEGO -- Jake Peavy and Trevor Hoffman combined on a three-hitter and Robert Fick singled in the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego Padres snapped a season-high eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night...
Newcomer Gall helps lift Cards past Padres (07/28/05)
SAN DIEGO -- Albert Pujols homered and John Gall had a hit and scored twice in his major league debut as the St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego 4-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders, handing the Padres' their season-high eighth straight loss...
Brown finalizes deal with Knicks (07/28/05)
NEW YORK -- A month of drama for Larry Brown ended with him landing his "dream job." At an age when many people are pondering retirement, Brown moved ahead into yet another chapter of his itinerant coaching career Wednesday when his agent finalized a contract with the New York Knicks...
Tiger says he's not driven by Buick cash (07/28/05)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods usually shows up to play the PGA Tour stop near the Motor City, and he insists it has nothing to do with the millions Buick pays him to promote its automobiles. The world's top-ranked golfer will compete in this week's Buick Open for the fourth straight year and the seventh time since his first full season on tour eight years ago...
Report: MU player was not taken directly to hospital (07/28/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri football player who collapsed on the field and later died after a preseason workout wasn't immediately taken to the hospital across the street once he was unconscious but instead driven to the football team's offices, a university police report shows...
Rams players not mourning move from Macomb (07/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The day before the start of training camp is usually a hectic time for St. Louis Rams players as they move into a dormitory for several weeks of close bonding, toting personal belongings, television sets and mattress pads to combat the isolation...
Sports briefs 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
Williams medalist at Jaycee golf course...
Sports briefs 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
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Feeding frenzies (07/28/05)
You're not likely to survive a Southeast Missouri summer without a bug bite or two. Or 50. From mosquitoes to ticks to chiggers, nearly everyone has a home remedy for preventing bites or dealing with the itchy side effects. Some of the remedies have a basis in medical truth, while others are a little less reliable...
Health calendar 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
Today n Super Nova Camp, for children ages 6 to 13 with special developmental or physical needs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson. Two-day session; scholarships available. Call 243-2211 for information. * "Ask Your Doctor," 8 to 9 p.m. on cable Channel 5. Local health-care providers discuss medical issues and answer phone-in questions...
Secretly in love with a golf ball (07/28/05)
July 28, 2005 Dear Patty, Much about the world remains as much a mystery to me as when I was born. How did I get here, who am I, what is my reason for being alive? And why can't I hit a golf ball where I want to hit it? Golf remains one of life's greatest mysteries to me...
Four ways to avoid hypertension (07/28/05)
Last week I reported some bad news about hypertension which deserves to be repeated: High blood pressure (hypertension) is an epidemic here in our overfed, stressed-out country. Dangerous when left untreated, it can create that slippery slope to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction...
Audie Moyers (07/28/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Audie R. Moyers, 89, of Patton died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Eldercare of Marble Hill, Mo. He was born Sept. 9, 1915, near Marquand, Mo., son of the Rev. Ira and Lauretta Farmer Moyers. He and Maimie Presnell were married July 13, 1940...
Weldon Hennemann (07/28/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Weldon A. Hennemann, 73, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau. He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Perryville, son of August and Corine Schott Hennemann. He and Velda Welland were married Nov. 22, 1955...
Mildred Schwettman (07/28/05)
Mildred Trucks Schwettman, 94, of Hollister, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Point Lookout Health Care in Hollister. She was born May 18, 1911, in St. Louis, daughter of William and Bessie Granaman. She first married Clyde Trucks March 16, 1929. He died Jan. 22, 1967. She then married Guy E. "Red" Schwettman Oct. 17, 1970. He died April 9, 1985...
Robert Ralls (07/28/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Robert Lee Ralls, 82, of Anna died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. He was born May 29, 1923, in Marion, Ill., son of Martin V. and Emma George Ralls. He and Vertus Irene Goleaner were married Dec. 22, 1940, in Jackson. She died Sept. 12, 2001...
Dorothy Taylor (07/28/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Dorothy Maye Taylor, 78, of Mounds died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 2, 1927, in Yoakum, Texas, daughter of Hugo and Creola Yawn Schwabe. Taylor was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City, Ill...
Mary Yarbrough (07/28/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Margaret Story Yarbrough, 25, of Sikeston died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born June 17, 1980, in Sikeston, daughter of Ernest E. "Pete" and Sara Margaret Sutherland Story. She and William Harold "Will" Yarbrough II were married May 17, 2003...
Dennis Scheel (07/28/05)
Dennis Orville Scheel, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Wolsey, S.D., son of Orville August and Hazel Christina Bonnes Scheel. He and Patricia L. Anderson were married May 29, 1970, in Sioux Falls, S.D...
Billie Harris (07/28/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Billie Sims Harris, 68, of Advance passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 4, 1937, in Advance, daughter of Nathan and Dortha Johnson Sims. She and David Harris were married Aug. 2, 1958, in Advance...
Births 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
Simmons; Williams; Smith; Short; Hartmann
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: * At 6:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2100 block of Woodhollow Court. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * At 1:11 a.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of South Pacific Street...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
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Out of the past 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
25 years ago: July 28, 1980 Sore muscles, bad weather and scheduling problems conspired to bring a premature end to the horseshoe pitching marathon in Cape Girardeau yesterday morning; but not before the six-man pitching team had bettered the old world's record for continuous play by almost a day and a half...
Cell-phone dangers (07/28/05)
Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail A study reporting that drivers using cell phones are four times more likely to have a wreck probably didn't ring any alarm bells with the people who should have heard about it _ cell phone users. ... Who hasn't almost been sideswiped by someone on a cell phone, trying to punch in the numbers for a call on a cell phone, or taking their eyes off the road while they root around in a purse or the passenger seat for a ringing cell phone? And if we combine the propensity to think our call is just too important to wait with traffic these days, driving while talking is risky business. ...
Fighting drugs (07/28/05)
One of the targets of the Bush administration's cost-cutting effort is the federal program that provided $634 million to drug task forces across the nation in the fiscal year that ended June 30. A portion of that money went to drug task forces in Southeast Missouri: $200,000 to the 10-county SEMO Drug Task Force, and $140,000 to the Bootheel Drug Task Force...
Closing: Losing little island of hope (07/28/05)
To the editor: Your story about the closing of Cape Shoe Co. was yet another reminder that American manufacturing employment is disappearing, taking with it an entire sector of well-paying jobs. Although Cape Shoe was not a major player on the footwear scene, the brand had built a loyal following and the company had received praise from many in the "Buy American" crowd...
O'Connor leaves great legacy (07/28/05)
To the editor: After being rejected a number of times by law firms because of her gender, sometimes in an unfriendly manner, Sandra Day O'Connor made it to the top, becoming the first female associate justice of the Supreme Court. Determined, knowledgeable and spunky, she proved to never underestimate the power of a woman. She could have shown her superiority, but O'Connor is not of that nature...
Cape welcomes riverboat visitors (07/28/05)
To the editor; It was great to see the article about the riverboats stopping and the impact on our community. I am sorry that there was so much in the article about what isn't happening: the loss of stops by the boats. My brother and his grandson are on the Mississippi Queen. ...
Speak Out 7/28/05 (07/28/05)
Basic needs first; Different priorities; Tougher inspections; Not necessary; Dying by the sword; Focus on education; Seeking forgiveness; Clean the sidewalk; Making comparisons; Aid for Africa; Wasting our money; Independent audit; Founders' religion; Good requirements
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