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Stories from Saturday, July 30, 2005

River lessons (07/30/05)
The history of the Mississippi River is a dirty one. Before dumping was regulated, the largest river in the United States was a liquid junkyard for chemicals and human waste. "I've heard stories about old barge workers emptying their tanks and dumping gas in the river," said Dave Ostendorf with the Missouri Department of Conservation. "Cities used to dump raw sewage directly into the river. It was basically a cesspool back in the '40s and '50s."...
Local leaders mull how to spend extra $5 million from feds (07/30/05)
The extra money might be used to construct two connecting roads to the East Main Street interchange. The six-year, $286 million federal highway bill includes $10.8 million for the East Main Street project in Cape Girardeau County, nearly twice as much as what it could cost to build the interchange...
Benton man injured in collision (07/30/05)
A Benton, Mo., man received minor injuries when his Jeep collided with a pickup truck on a rural Scott County road, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Michael Smith, 48, was taken by ambulance to the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., the patrol reported...
Nation briefs 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
Police: Four killed in fiery crash in Connectiicut; Senate clears emergency veterans budget increase; Roberts' confirmation hearings to begin Sept. 6; White House intends end run around Congress
ATV accident injures 82-year-old (07/30/05)
An 82-year-old Burfordville man received minor injuries Friday when his all-terrain vehicle overturned on a river levee, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Bill Smith was driving on private property at about 10:30 a.m. when his Honda ATV pinned him when it overturned, the patrol reported...
SEMO students will return to find wider Broadway (07/30/05)
The widening of Broadway from Park Avenue to Houck Place should be largely completed by the time students return next month for fall semester classes at Southeast Missouri State University, school officials said. Students begin returning to campus on Aug. 18, and classes start on Aug. 22...
Immunization clinics in Scott Co. set (07/30/05)
The Scott County Health Department will have immunization clinics this month in Sikeston, Benton and Scott City. Clinics will be at the health department office in Sikeston every Tuesday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. A late clinic also will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. The office is at 102 Grove Estates Court in Sikeston...
Cape police warn of con artist (07/30/05)
Police issued a warning Friday about a woman who gains the confidence of people and then steals from them after being admitted to their home. Sgt. Barry Hovis of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said the woman, who has been seen driving a red Ford pickup truck with Colorado license plates, has taken prescription pain medicine and cash in two robberies...
More Guardsmen to return to Iraq as part of 110th (07/30/05)
In six days, about 80 area National Guard soldiers will leave for training before going to Iraq. Before they leave Friday, the soldiers will attend a special public ceremony at 7:30 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau Armory. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson and Jackson Mayor Paul Sander are scheduled to attend. ...
Third heat victim found in Scott City (07/30/05)
Brian F. Licare, 43, was last heard from Monday, when he talked to his brother. A Scott City man found dead Friday in his mobile home became the third area fatality attributed to the recent heat wave. A brother found Brian F. Licare, 43, in the small travel trailer, Scott City police chief Don Cobb said. The trailer sits behind the family business, Midwest Truck Inc., on Nash Road...
A nun from Leopold, Mo., has spent 50 years educating generations (07/30/05)
When Mary Jane Jansen was 5 years old, a family friend asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Jansen, who was skipping at the time, looked up and said "I'm going to be a sister and continue to skip." By seventh grade, her decision was final. During her sophomore year of high school, she joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame and eventually began a teaching career that would span generations...
If you want to see the rainbow (07/30/05)
"How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked, don't stand on the way of sinners or sit where scoffers sit!" Psalm 1:1 (Complete Jewish Bible) Beware of people with big "buts." They tell you to trust God, but … . They want you to think positive, but … . They encourage you to keep believing, but… . They'd hate to see you throw in the towel, but … ...
Religion briefs 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
Local churches hold vacation Bible schools; Tommy Brown to be at Fairview General Baptist; Lynwood holds seminar, events for all ages; Old Salem plans revival beginning Tuesday; First General Baptist will hold family crusade; Today; Sunday
Atheists consider unity as faith on upswing (07/30/05)
It's been years, decades even, since the Almighty was so hot. The evidence is everywhere. President Bush rallied the faithful to hold on to the White House. A book by an Orange County, Calif., preacher extolling God's purpose in our lives stays a best seller for more than two years. And Hollywood, frequently seen as a den of iniquity, is courting a more spiritual audience in movies and TV...
Two U.S. Marines killed in clash in western Iraq (07/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two U.S. Marines were killed by insurgent gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in western Iraq, U.S. military said Friday. The clash ended when Marine jets dropped high-tech bombs in insurgent positions. The Marine casualties brought to at least 10 the number of American military personnel who died in Iraq since Sunday night. Nine of the Americans died in hostile action. Their names were not released...
Scout leader killed, teen critical after lightning strike (07/30/05)
After seven days of scrambling up and down canyons in the Sierra Nevada, the Boy Scouts were held up by a common summer nuisance -- a lightning storm. In a wide, grassy meadow near Mount Whitney, the five adults and seven teenagers set up two tarps, keeping away from granite outcroppings to stay as safe as they could from the lightning flashing across the sky...
Frist endorses stem-cell research, angers abortion foes (07/30/05)
Senate majority leader breaks from Bush's stance on the issue. WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist endorsed government-funded research on human embryonic stem cells Friday, breaking with President Bush and the religious conservatives he's been courting for a 2008 presidential bid. He drew praise from former first lady Nancy Reagan...
Astronomers- 10th planet in solar system discovered (07/30/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Astronomers announced Friday that they have discovered a new planet larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun. The discovery in the outlying regions of solar system was made with the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory, planetary scientist Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology said in a statement...
NASA administrator takes responsibility for foam loss (07/30/05)
The space agency's boss also said he does not expect repairs to be a "drawn-out affair." SPACE CENTER, Houston -- NASA's boss took responsibility Friday for the alarming loss of a big piece of fuel-tank insulation from Discovery and refused to give up on flying another space shuttle later this year...
Research finds crows may not be big carrier of disease (07/30/05)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The beloved American robin, not the annoying, raucous crow, may be the more potent source for West Nile virus, according to new research. A DNA analysis of blood taken from the abdomens of 300 mosquitoes trapped in Connecticut over the past three years found that 40 percent fed on the blood of the red-breasted songbird and only 1 percent on crows, said Theodore Andreadis, chief medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station...
Suicide bomber kills 25 army recruits in Iraq near Syrian border (07/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber wearing a belt of explosives blew himself up among Iraqi army volunteers in a town near the Syrian border Friday, killing as many as 25 people. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility. The bomber was "a portly young man carrying a bag in his hand and heading toward us," said Rashid Hamed, who went to volunteer for the army because "I didn't have a job and wanted to make some money."...
Cuba, Venezuela dominate Caribbean unity summit (07/30/05)
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Cuba and Venezuela led opposition to free market policies Friday, but Mexican President Vicente Fox called for a "strategic alliance" based on free trade in an ideological clash at the Summit of Caribbean States. Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage also lashed out at the U.S. war on terror, which he called "a campaign of pillage," and said "the recent terror attacks in Madrid and London prove that you can't defeat terrorism with terrorism."...
Death toll from India monsoon tops 700 (07/30/05)
BOMBAY, India -- Rescuers scouring flood-ravaged neighborhoods and outlying villages found dozens more bodies Friday, pushing the death toll from record monsoon rains in western India to almost 750, officials said. Rescuers were searching vast areas of Maharashtra state, battered this week by deadly rains, said N. Nayar, an official at the government's emergency control room in Bombay, India's financial hub and the worst-hit area...
Few signs of progress in nuclear talks (07/30/05)
BEIJING -- The top U.S. envoy met again Friday with his North Korean counterpart at nuclear disarmament talks but said differences remained between the sides as negotiations stretched into the longest round since the six-nation process began. U.S. assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill held a one-on-one meeting Friday morning with North Korean vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan, their fourth such en-counter this week. ...
British police nab suspects involved in failed attacks (07/30/05)
Counterterrorism officials still searching for possible links between two attacks. LONDON -- Last week's images showed them escaping from botched terror attacks, one wearing a "New York" sweat shirt. Cameras on Friday captured them bare-chested on an apartment balcony, arms flung overhead in surrender after eight days on the run...
Britain closes military installations in Ireland (07/30/05)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The British army began closing or demolishing military installations in the Irish Republican Army's rural heartland Friday in a rapid response to the IRA's declaration to renounce violence and disarm. Soldiers started to dismantle or withdraw from three positions in South Armagh, a rebellious borderland nicknamed "bandit country," where soldiers still travel by helicopter because of the risk of IRA dissidents' roadside bombs...
Hempstead charged with felonies (07/30/05)
Anthony Hempstead will return to court Aug. 18 for his arraignment on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Hempstead, 17, is charged with selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer with the SEMO Drug Task Force on two occasions on June 14. The purchases were recorded on video, according to a probable cause statement...
Wallace opts not to rest this weekend (07/30/05)
Rusty Wallace will join his brothers in a Busch Series race near St. Louis. NASCAR's Nextel Cup should enjoy this weekend off. It's the last one they're going to get this season. Cup teams will finish the season with 16 consecutive weekends of racing, including 10 weeks in the Chase for the Championship...
Brinkmeyer, Young, Taylor pitch Post 63 to 10-5 victory (07/30/05)
After three regular-season meetings and two more in the American Legion District 14 tournament, Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons and Jackson met for a sixth time Friday -- with the loser going home. Ford & Sons evened their season record with Jackson at 3-3 with a 10-5 win in an elimination game at the Zone 4 Tournament in Jackson. While Cape stayed alive in its quest for the zone championship, Jackson's season ended...
Sentel, King win championship flight at Rebecca's Run tourney (07/30/05)
Friday was a day for low scores at the Rebecca's Run women's golf tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. All four of the winning two-women teams in the handicap flights posted rounds of 65 or better Friday to produce victories. Roberta Sentel and Amy King combined for a 65 and overtook Harriette Myers and Robyn Young for first place in the net championship flight...
Gator Swim Team wins SMSC championship (07/30/05)
Thirty conference records were set at the July 23 meet. The Gator Swim Team won the Large Division Championship in the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference meet July 23 in Sikeston, Mo. The Cape Girardeau-based team, with 85 swimmers, scored 1,150 points. Runner-up Kennett, with 99 swimmers, scored 849. The Scott City Dolphins placed third (297) and the Jackson Barracudas placed fourth (249)...
School issues timeline on player's death (07/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri on Friday released a 10-point timeline detailing the events leading up to the July 12 death of Tiger football player Aaron O'Neal. Officials had previously declined to disclose details surrounding the 19-year-old sophomore's death, citing an ongoing investigation by the Boone County medical examiner...
Els to miss rest of season after surgery (07/30/05)
SOUTHPORT, England -- Ernie Els will miss the rest of the golf season following knee surgery, his management team said Friday. The third-ranked South African had surgery on his left knee Thursday after sustaining an injury while on a sailing holiday last week, a spokesman for International Sports Management said Friday...
Palmer retires after missing cut (07/30/05)
On the day Arnold Palmer bowed out of his final major championship, Tom Watson took a big step toward winning yet another. Watson, chasing his second senior major in as many weeks, shot a 6-under 65 on Friday and was tied with Craig Stadler and Loren Roberts for the second-round lead in the U.S. Senior Open in Kettering, Ohio...
Sorenson comes away with win in Wallaces' backyard (07/30/05)
MADISON, Ill. -- Rookie Reed Sorenson took control with 33 laps to go and pulled away to win the NASCAR Busch Series Wallace Family Tribute 250 on Saturday night. Mike Wallace, one of three racing brothers from the St. Louis area family, finished second at the 1.25-mile Gateway International Raceway oval. ...
Dodgers take advantage of Morris' miscues (07/30/05)
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of just about every mistake Matt Morris made -- whether it was on the mound, at the plate or fielding his position. Ricky Ledee hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Jeff Kent went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and the Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 Friday night in their first meeting at Dodger Stadium since last year's playoffs...
Many teams looking, but few find players available (07/30/05)
NEW YORK -- John Schuerholz knows how to read a market. "There are more of us trying to elbow each other out of the way to get what we want," the Atlanta Braves general manager said this week. "You're shopping at the same store and looking in the same window a lot of times. There's not a lot of what everybody's looking for."...
Healthy Archuleta tries to regain form (07/30/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The herniated disc that hampered Adam Archuleta so much last season that he couldn't touch his knees, let alone his toes, has healed. Now, for the St. Louis Rams' free safety, it's a matter of getting confidence that the back is indeed OK...
Second-round pick Bartell signs contract, joins camp (07/30/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Second-round pick Ron Bartell said missing the first day of St. Louis Rams training camp was not about squeezing extra dollars out of the team. He was on the field Friday after signing a four-year, $1.79 million contract that includes a $1.49 million bonus...
Glenda Rogers (07/30/05)
Glenda Rogers, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1921, daughter of Albert and Nora Low Greer. Rogers worked at Lowenbaum Dress Factory many years, and in the data entry department at Southeast Missouri State University for 10 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Earl Johnson (07/30/05)
CANALOU, Mo. -- Earl Edward Johnson, 89, of Canalou died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo. He was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Scottsville, Ark., son of Albert S. and Myrtle Iva Harmon Johnson. He and Inez Edwards were married Aug. 21, 1943, in Russellville, Ark. She died Oct. 20, 1998...
Clarence Rogers (07/30/05)
Clarence Rodger Rogers, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at his home. He was born July 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. He and Martha Mahy were married Jan. 26, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. Rogers was a graduate of Central High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University...
William Davis (07/30/05)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- William Howard Davis, 89, of McClure died Friday, July 29, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jeff and Nora Seabaugh Davis. He and Gladys Davis were married Jan. 1, 1940, in St. Louis...
Laymon Allgood (07/30/05)
Laymon A. Allgood, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born March 19, 1917, near Sank, Mo., son of Joseph and Mae Eaker Allgood. He and Helen Henraetta Eaker were married June 29, 1940, near Sank. She died Oct. 25, 2004...
Births 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
Vicory; Thompson
Fire reports 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * At 3:01 p.m., a medical assist in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue. * At 6:49 p.m., a medical assist in the 500 block of South Benton Street. * At 9:03 p.m., a medical assist in the 1100 block of West End Boulevard...
Police reports 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
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Out of the past 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
25 years ago: July 30, 1980 The total bill for repairs to the Cape Girardeau County jail in Jackson is expected to be around $13,000, according to Presiding Judge Gene Huckstep; repairs to date total $9,603.27; that includes repairs to plumbing, windows and screens, cell doors, and electrical systems, and for architectural services...
Property reassessment (07/30/05)
Washington (Mo.) Missourian The Joint Committee on Tax Policy of the Missouri General Assembly, chaired by State Rep. Mike Sutherland of Warrenton, Mo., is going to take a hard look at the property assessment process in the state. For nearly 20 years, Missouri has had a property reassessment program. The idea is that assessments need to be updated as values increase or decrease...
Yes on TTF3 (07/30/05)
The 20 road and bridge projects completed under the first Transportation Trust Fund and TTF2 make the case for Cape Girardeau voters to approve TTF3 at the polls Tuesday. Imagine how different streets and roads in Cape Girardeau would be if the half-cent sales tax had not passed in 1995 and had not been extended in 2000...
Rep renews 'P for Parents' effort (07/30/05)
To the editor: During this past legislative session, my fellow House Democrats joined me in sponsoring legislation entitled "Rated P for Parents" that would have given parents more control over the video games their children purchase. The recent discovery that the violent video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas contains hidden pornography shows why we need to pass this legislation and underscores a fact of life for parents today: It's getting tougher to protect children from the excesses of popular culture.. ...
Speak Out 7/30/05 (07/30/05)
Lack of advertising; Look to the future; Park restrooms; Government intrusion; Older drivers; Stricter laws; Happy to comply
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