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Fire report 07/31/05 (07/31/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: * At 3:39 p.m., a still alarm at 975 Normal Ave. * At 8:12 p.m., a medical assist at 630 Bellevue St., Apt. A. * At 11:42 p.m., a medical assist at 3007 Westeria Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
World briefs 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
Palestinians vow to ensure calm during withdrawal; Monsoon death toll could reach 1,000 in Bombay; Police search Aruban landfill for teen's body
Scott City police search 3 homes; 2 women arrested (07/31/05)
Two Scott City residents were taken into custody Friday night after police served search warrants on three residences there, according to police chief Don Cobb. Donna J. Jungers of 419 E. Chestnut St. and Rosemary Bradley of 429 E. Olive St. were taken into custody and face drug-related charges, Cobb said. ...
Nation briefs 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
Federal business helps private prison industry...
Knight teaches chivalry at Cape library (07/31/05)
Karl Kindt told children that chivalry means knowing the right thing to do and when to do it. Karl Kindt grew up believing in knights. As far as he was concerned, his father -- killed in World War II while Kindt was in the womb -- had been one. "He wrote me a letter before he died telling me to be chivalrous and to take care of my mother," Kindt said. "My stepfather encouraged me to think of him as a knight who had died fighting an evil empire."...
Arrests hit Hanover St. drug sales (07/31/05)
A 2 1/2-month undercover drug sting has made a big dent in the "open-air market" for crack cocaine on South Hanover Street, Cape Girardeau police say. An undercover officer on loan from the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department bought small amounts of crack on 47 occasions, said detective Bill Bohnert. So far, 12 people have been arrested on warrants stemming from the buys, including one of Cape Girardeau Central High School's top basketball players...
Medicaid changes may make disabled quit jobs (07/31/05)
Those at sheltered workshops could face a choice between work and health care. When more Medicaid cuts go in effect on Aug. 28, sheltered workshop employees could have a tough decision to make. The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers has expressed concern in recent weeks that the cuts may force workers to choose between continuing working with no medical benefits or quitting so they can have the medical care they need...
Leaner plan going to voters (07/31/05)
There were no door-to-door campaigns, no telephone surveys and no building tours this time around. Jackson superintendent Dr. Ron Anderson's message about the bond issue on Tuesday's ballot is still the same, though: Our students need these improvements now...
Birds in hand worth a bushel of data (07/31/05)
Hummingbirds were fitted with bands for identification at the conservation center. A hummingbird lay on its back perfectly still for more than a minute in the palm of 8-year-old Jordan Mackey of Jackson. Then, without warning, the bird buzzed away, fast as a bullet...
After much contention, Joplin to begin getting fluoride in water (07/31/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Despite continued objections from some residents, Joplin's water system will begin getting fluoride this week, the city's water supplier said. Missouri-American Water Co. is sending notices about the upcoming fluoridation in bills mailed to customers, saying it will begin putting fluoride in the water in August...
Cash flow trouble causes state to tap into reserves (07/31/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just weeks into its new fiscal year, Missouri government already has been forced to dip into its reserves to make regular payments to public schools. Officials confirmed Friday that, because of low cash flow, the state transferred $200 million from its reserve fund to its general revenue account on July 19, just 19 days into the state's 2006 fiscal year...
States moving toward lifetime GPS tracking of sex offenders (07/31/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Technology that helps the military align targets and motorists find their way is being tapped to track some sex offenders forever. Spurred by headlines of released sex offenders accused of murder, some states are mandating use of the Global Positioning System for tracking. Many lawmakers see electronic monitoring as a natural evolution of statutes that already require sex offenders to register their addresses with authorities...
KC driver leans to spit, falls out of car, chases car (07/31/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Opening up your door while driving isn't a good idea, especially on a busy highway. Robbin Doolin, 31, of the Kansas City suburb of Grandview, learned that Friday morning when she leaned out her fast-moving car to spit. She went tumbling out onto U.S. 71 in Kansas City. To the amazement of other drivers, she hopped up and chased her car as it careened down an embankment toward a construction site...
Event planners say officials were not well prepared for ill-fated Jamboree (07/31/05)
BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- Their motto is: "Be prepared." But as the disaster-riddled National Boy Scout Jamboree carries on following five deaths and hundreds of heat-related illnesses, event planners from across the country are wondering just how prepared the Scouts were...
CAFTA pact expected to help U.S. consumers, manufacturers (07/31/05)
A study of CAFTA found that it will have a tiny but positive impact on the U.S. economy. WASHINGTON -- U.S. shoppers should get a price break on shirts and pants made in Central America. American farmers and manufacturers are hoping to gain new sales in the region...
Spacewalking astronauts practice repairing heat shields (07/31/05)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two spacewalking astronauts armed with caulking guns, putty knives and foam brushes practiced fixing deliberately damaged shuttle heat shields Saturday, a job they hope they won't have to do for real. Although Discovery suffered some scrapes and chips during liftoff, none of the damage appears to warrant orbital repairs, space agency officials said...
Men don turtlenecks for Hemingway look-alike contest (07/31/05)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Woolen fishermen's turtlenecks in the middle of summer? At the annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, it's almost required attire. With his cream-colored turtleneck sweater, ruddy complexion and white beard, 61-year-old letter carrier Bob Doughty took the top prize at this year's event, then immediately shed the sweater...
Great Tomato Toss canceled (07/31/05)
FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- The first Great Tomato Toss has gone to seed. Appliance manufacturer Maytag pulled its support for the Aug. 13 event, which was to feature hundreds of Fairfield residents hurling tomatoes at each other. Maytag planned to film the event to advertise a new washing machine...
Famished In Africa, it doesn't take much to tip a hungry nation (07/31/05)
DAKAR, Senegal -- In Niger, a desert country twice the size of Texas, most of the 11 million people live on a dollar a day. Forty percent of children are underfed, and one out of four dies before turning 5. And that's when things are normal. Throw in a plague of locusts, and a familiar spectacle emerges: skeletal babies, distended bellies, people too famished to brush the flies from their faces...
London attacks show global reach of terrorism (07/31/05)
LONDON -- When the bomb he tried to detonate aboard a London Tube train failed to explode, police say Osman Hussain jumped out a carriage window, ran along the track, then hopped through back yards before melting into the city's bustle. After going underground for five days, Hussain boarded a train at Waterloo station -- possibly walking past his picture and those of three other suspected July 21 attackers on posters that blanketed the city. ...
Iraq's constitution likely to make Islam basis of law (07/31/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The framers of Iraq's constitution appear likely to enshrine Islam as the main basis of law in the country -- a stronger role than the United States had hoped for and one some Iraqis fear will mean a more fundamentalist regime. Arab constitutions vary widely over the role of Islamic law, ranging from Lebanon, where the word "Islam" never appears, to Saudi Arabia, which says the Quran itself is its constitution...
From Southeast to Scandinavia (07/31/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Miles Smith and Joey Haines have had a simple motto in recent weeks. "Helsinki, here we come!" Smith, Southeast's sensational 400-meter runner, and Haines, the Redhawks' longtime track and field coach, depart today for Finland, site of the 2005 World Track and Field Championships...
Cape comes up short against A-B (07/31/05)
After avoiding elimination by beating rival Jackson the day before, Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons coach Dave Meyr thought his team was primed for another strong performance. Instead, Cape faltered defensively and failed to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities Saturday afternoon during a 12-6 loss to Anheuser-Busch in the losers bracket final of the Zone 4 Tournament at Jackson's Legion Field...
FanSpeak 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
Worth further review; Apology owed; A home for dodgeball; Successful tournament; Thanks to the coaches
Jackson wins first two games in Cal Ripken regional (07/31/05)
The Jackson Cal Ripken baseball team is off to a fast start at the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament for 12-year-old boys in Dickinson, N.D. Jackson improved to 2-0 in the nine-team event by routing Cimarron River, Kan., 14-0 Saturday. Scheduled for six innings, the game was stopped after four innings by the 10-run rule...
Archuleta, Jackson scuffle during Saturday's workout (07/31/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams safety Adam Archuleta and running back Steven Jackson engaged in a brief scuffle that quickly was broken up in practice Saturday morning at Rams Park. Jackson, who wears a gold jersey that means he should not be jostled, caught a pass and took off up the middle. Archuleta, who is coming off a subpar, injury-marred 2004 season, popped him. The two briefly tangled before second-year cornerback Dwight Anderson got in between them and broke it up...
Cubs expect Wood, Garciaparra back (07/31/05)
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are close to getting two of their biggest stars back. Kerry Wood and Nomar Garciaparra are expected to return from the disabled list Friday in New York for a series against the Mets, general manager Jim Hendry said Saturday. Reliever Scott Williamson also could be activated Friday...
No surprise- Penguins select Crosby with first choice in draft (07/31/05)
OTTAWA -- Welcome to the NHL, Sidney Crosby. As expected, the Pittsburgh Penguins took the teenage phenom from Canada with the No. 1 pick on Saturday. "This is amazing," Crosby said. "I'm just really relieved. It's unbelievable. I'm so happy right now."...
Boggs, Sandberg- Two of a kind for Hall of Fame (07/31/05)
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Growing up, Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were just like any other kids in love with baseball, playing imaginary games and dreaming. "In the backyard, when you were playing Wiffle Ball, you always imitated all the great players," Boggs said. "I was always Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose. All those guys."...
League, players union come to agreement (07/31/05)
NEW YORK -- The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement was finally completed and signed early Saturday, clearing the way for free agent signings to begin Tuesday. Lawyers for the league and the players' union had been working nearly around the clock for the past several days on drafting the documents for the six-year agreement, which was agreed to in principle more than a month ago...
Williams glad to be back with Rams (07/31/05)
The tight end who played on St. Louis' Super Bowl team has battled injuries in recent seasons. ST. LOUIS -- Roland Williams says he's glad to back with the St. Louis Rams, a team he helped win the Super Bowl in 2000. St. Louis signed the 6-foot-5, 265-pounder in the offseason...
Jang sets record pace to lead Women's British Open by five (07/31/05)
Jeong Jang shot a 3-under 69 to stretch her lead at the Women's British Open to five strokes Saturday, while Annika Sorenstam grabbed a share of second place with a third-round 66. Jang, seeking her first victory in her sixth season on the LPGA Tour, is 13-under 203 at the Royal Birkdale links in Southport, England, for the best score through 54 holes since the tournament became a major five years ago. Sorenstam and Cristie Kerr (69) were both at 8-under 208...
Cardinals bounce back to beat Dodgers (07/31/05)
A power surge helped St. Louis recover from Friday night's late loss. LOS ANGELES -- The St. Louis Cardinals apparently have enough offensive punch -- even with half of their regular position players on the disabled list. Jim Edmonds and John Mabry hit two-run homers early and David Eckstein added a three-run shot late, powering the National League Central leaders to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday...
Learning from fish -- and other species (07/31/05)
Not counting a broken heart, no human -- as far as we know -- can physically regrow a heart. But apparently a zebra fish can. Recently, Science magazine reported an amazing fish story. After researchers cut out 20 percent of a zebra fish's heart, the fish's blood immediately started to clot. And amazingly, within a short time, heart muscle cells began to proliferate around the wound, eventually replacing the excised portion...
Will injuries catch up to Cardinals at wrong time of year? (07/31/05)
The Cardinals, despite numerous injuries to key players that have left them fielding a veritable Class AAA lineup, keep plugging along with the best record in the National League, although they have hit a bit of a rough patch lately. But fans are no doubt wondering if St. Louis can survive the run of ailments that has landed regulars Scott Rolen, Reggie Sanders, Yadier Molina and Larry Walker on the disabled list for who knows how much longer...
Sports briefs 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
Mapes medalist at Cape country club...
Nominate your town for distinctive list (07/31/05)
WASHINGTON -- Is your city or town a great place to visit? Consider nominating it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of "Distinctive Destinations" for 2006. The National Trust bestows this title on 12 communities each year that have a strong sense of place and offer authentic experiences to visitors. ...
Surf Web to see where Huck Finn rafted the river Mississippi (07/31/05)
Life along Missouri's banks of the Mississippi River in the 1800s was the inspiration for Mark Twain's most famous works, and a little browsing through the travel information available on the Internet might inspire you to plan a vacation in the area...
Grizzly Jack's is Illinois' first indoor water park (07/31/05)
UTICA, Ill. -- Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Lodge, Illinois' first indoor water park complex and resort, has opened about 90 miles southwest of Chicago, and officials are hoping the resort will attract some vacationers who usually head to the famed water parks of Wisconsin Dells...
Cape Girardeau's Dave Hardesty is living his Mississippi dream (07/31/05)
Some 1,300 miles up the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, Dave Hardesty is living out a decades-old dream this morning. In modernized Huck Finn-fashion, he's gliding down the Mighty Mississippi in a 17-foot-long kayak. The journey calls for a daily pastime of paddling and living on pouches of tuna fish and chicken for the next six weeks...
Her: violence is disturbing -- Him: Nah, Just boyhood fun (07/31/05)
Editor's note: Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house, tiny bathroom and even the same office. But not always the same opinion. The Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on every-day issues, told from two different persectives...
Showcase home 7/31 (07/31/05)
The home gives an overall impression of perfect design, practicality and creature comfort. Sunny, cheerful, airy, light and picture-perfect are words that come to mind to describe this stunning brick home atop a hill in the Bent Creek subdivision in Jackson...
Joseph Devenyns (07/31/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. --Joseph C. Devenyns, 108, of Perryville died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born March 26, 1897, in Perry County, son of John and Leonie Martens Devenyns. He and Anna Steinbecker were married Aug. 1, 1922. She died June 22, 1983...
John Aldridge (07/31/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- John Dale "J.D." Aldridge, 77, of Cobden died Friday, July 29, 2005, at his home. He was born May 19, 1928, at Cobden, son of John P. and Zelma Ica "Boss" Lasley Aldridge. He and Elizabeth Anne Browning were married June 22, 1952, in Alto Pass, Ill...
Harry Friend Jr. (07/31/05)
Harry D. Friend Jr., 92, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Velma Jones (07/31/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. --Velma "Vi" Jones, 89, of Chaffee died Friday, July 29, 2005, at her niece's residence in Chaffee. She was born Nov. 22, 1915, at Brewer, daughter of Joseph L. and Bertha Propst McGraw. She and Woodrow Lindle Jones were married Feb. 13, 1939. He died Aug. 1, 1999...
Norma Thieret (07/31/05)
Norma Jean Thieret, 56, of Rolla, Mo., and formerly of Scott City, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Rolla Manor Care Center in Rolla. She was born July 4, 1949, at Chester, Ill., daughter of Lloyd and Geraldine Van Dyne Thieret. She was a housekeeper and a member of Cape First Church...
David Sander (07/31/05)
David G. Sander, 79, of Jackson, and formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, July 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Joseph Bellis (07/31/05)
Joseph Lynn Bellis, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 29, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Boyd-Floyd (07/31/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Holly Renee Boyd and Jason Alan Floyd were united in marriage Jan. 22, 2005, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Pianist was Matt Yount, and vocalists were Cybil Crites and Doug Rees...
Branum-Haertling (07/31/05)
Alisa Branum and Bradley Haertling were married April 30, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Greg and Jeanie Branum of Columbia, Mo. The groom is the son of Lila Dickinson of Pilot Knob, Mo., and the late Delmar Haertling...
Kitchen-Williams (07/31/05)
April Dawnn Kitchen and Jeffrey A. Williams Jr. were married April 30, 2005, at Cornerstone Church. Roger Centers performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Teresa Kitchen of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jeffrey Williams and Barb Williams of Cape Girardeau...
Sikes-Miller (07/31/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elizabeth Kendall Sikes and Frank Emanuel Miller were united in marriage May 14, 2005, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Patricia Shemorry Williams performed the ceremony. Organist was Judy Nickell and soloist was Patti McPheeters, both of Sikeston. Readers were Trina Waldhalm of Bradenton, Fla., and Lora Wendl of Kansas City, Mo...
Stotter-Kinnaman (07/31/05)
Brigitte Stotter and Jerry Kinnaman were married May 25, 2005. Judge Peter Statler performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Trevor and Louise Stotter of South Africa, and Asa and Patty Kinnaman of Bloomfield, Mo. Mrs. Kinnaman is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed in human resources at TG Missouri Corp. in Perryville, Mo...
Williams-Reynolds (07/31/05)
Sharon Michelle Williams and Chris David Reynolds exchanged vows July 3, 2005, at Sandy Springs Catholic Church in Memphis, Tenn. The Rev. Robert Duncan performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Doug and Rita Williams of Memphis, and Robert and Susan Reynolds of Cape Girardeau...
Larkins-Thorne (07/31/05)
KeLeigh Nicole Larkins and Bobby Joe Thorne were married May 21, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Kristine Marshall of St. Louis performed the ceremony. Soloist was Erica Gianesin of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Gary Larkins of Jackson, and the late Barbara Holmes of Batesville, Ark. The groom is the son of Karen Blumenberg of Oak Ridge and Billy Thorne Sr. of Chaffee, Mo...
Thompson-Fields (07/31/05)
Larry and Candy Thompson of Olive Branch, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Larinda Beth Thompson, to Darren Ray Fields. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fields of Jackson. Thompson is a graduate of Egyptian High School in Tamms, Ill., and is attending CNA classes at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She is employed at the Lutheran Home...
Edwards-Denmark (07/31/05)
Mary Vowels of Dexter, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Marsha Faith Edwards, to Tom Denmark, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of William and Sandra Denmark of Mountain Home, Ark. Edwards is also the daughter of the late Marshall Vowels...
Porch-Jackson (07/31/05)
Kay Porch of Scott City announces the engagement of her daughter, Ashley Brianne Porch, to Carmon William Thomas Jackson. He is the son of Orley and Betty Jackson of Scott City. Porch is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Security Bank and Trust...
Dickerson-Briner (07/31/05)
Bill and Sue Dickerson of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Renee Dickerson, to Nicholas Mark Briner. He is the son of Tim and Janelle Briner of Cape Girardeau. Dickerson is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School, and is majoring in psychology at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Regency Management...
Benton-Lawrence (07/31/05)
Tim and Joy Benton of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lynn Benton, to Jeffrey Allen Lawrence, both of Nashville, Tenn. He is the son of Terry and Michelle Lawrence of Brentwood, Tenn. Benton is a 1997 graduate of Central High School, and received a degree in chemistry from Truman State University in 2002. She is a medical researcher and lab manager at Vanderbilt University Medical School...
Wessell-Dewrock (07/31/05)
Mark and Linda Wessell of Gordonville and Beth Wessell of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Wessell, to Jared Dewrock. He is the son of Danny and Ann Dewrock of Cape Girardeau. Wessell is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic...
Bishops celebrate 50 years (07/31/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Rev. Jack and Kathy Bishop of Chaffee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception July 16, 2005, at Calvary Baptist Church. Guests attended from Missouri and Indiana. The couple was married July 10, 1955, at Amity Baptist Church near Franklin, Ind...
Slinkards mark 70th event (07/31/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Slinkard of Jackson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception July 17, 2005, at Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children, Russ Slinkard of Joliet, Ill., William Slinkard of Tallahassee, Fla., Janis Ticer and Robyn Morton of Jackson...
Police reports 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
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Out of the past 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
25 years ago: July 31, 1980 Approximately half of the 32,728 registered Cape Girardeau County voters are expected to go to the polls in next Tuesday's primary, attracted by contests for governor, a state Senate seat, and the Cape Girardeau County sheriff's race; usually, around 12,000 to 13,000 county voters cast their ballots in the primary...
Making changes: The goal is more of the best news coverage (07/31/05)
Those who have been by the Southeast Missourian offices have no doubt noticed the construction taking place at 301 Broadway. Not all of the changes with the newspaper involve the building, however. Here is an update about some other developments. n For several months, we have been upgrading the quality of special sections and specialty niche publications at the newspaper. This remains a work in progress, and we're barely halfway through the process...
The war on terror- the ACLU v. America (07/31/05)
If you are wondering where the American Civil Liberties Union is standing in the war on terror, contemplate the following: The ACLU wants U.S. courts to allow the Quran to be used instead of the Bible when administering the oath to Muslims in court...
Tax reform (07/31/05)
Two federal tax issues are receiving consideration attention in Washington, and both warrant careful review. One is an advisory panel's recommendation to end the alternative minimum tax, and the other is a proposal to permanently eliminate the federal estate tax...
The Republicans' true colors (07/31/05)
To the editor: The red and blue have become increasingly vivid with division over the past week. With Republicans patting themselves on the back with countless, obvious and downright despicable pieces of legislation, and Democrats shouting in uproar to deaf ears, the separation of values has become progressively clearer...
Speak Out 7/31/05 (07/31/05)
Election winner; Target the problem; Not a good idea; District concerns; Stadium isn't needed; Good officer; Mixed messages
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