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Jackson voters approve bond issue (08/03/05)
Less-expensive bond issue for high school renovation gets 54 percent of the vote. "Whoohoo!" That's the only word that seemed to truly describe the way Jackson School District officials felt Tuesday night as they watched the election results for their high school bond issue roll in...
Missouri tax holiday begins Friday (08/03/05)
Merchants expecting huge weekend in sales as shoppers can save up to 7 percent in taxes. The sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases is back, and retailers are bracing for a stampede of shoppers this weekend second only to the Christmas. "We are expecting 20 percent more than a regular weekend," said Debbie Marshall, human resources manager of the Cape Girardeau Target store. ...
Voters pass Cape's TTF3 (08/03/05)
Four of five voters approve the city's second transportation sales tax extension. Cape Girardeau voters Tuesday overwhelmingly extended the city's transportation sales tax for another five years. The measure passed by a margin of 81.6 percent to 18.4 percent...
Trooper's suspension in shooting upheld (08/03/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri appellate court on Tuesday reinstated a state trooper's suspension for shooting a gun out of the hand of a suspect who had threatened suicide. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District in Kansas City ruled that the Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent's discretion to suspend Sgt. ...
Municipal summons issued to man police claimed exposed himself (08/03/05)
A Scott City man was issued a municipal summons Tuesday for allegedly exposing himself in Kiwannis Park to two plainclothes Cape Girardeau police officers. Gary A. Hinton, 39, of Scott City was arrested Friday. Cape Girardeau police withheld his name until a decision was made on charges...
Perryville resident hurt after losing control of his vehicle (08/03/05)
A Perryville, Mo., man crashed his car into a tree late Monday on County Road 724, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. John Fitzgerald, 31, sustained moderate injuries in the wreck and was taken by ambulance to the Perry County Hospital, the patrol reported...
Derailment near Imperial involved Chaffee crew (08/03/05)
A northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derailed in Jefferson County about 3:30 p.m. Monday after sideswiping a stopped southbound train along Interstate 55 south of Richardson Road in Imperial, Mo. The crew for both BNSF trains were from Chaffee, Mo., according to a Burlington Northern spokesman, who said the company would not release crew names while the accident is being investigated. Trains traditionally have a two-person crew, one as engineer and one as brake man...
Two-vehicle accident injures St. Louis motorist (08/03/05)
A St. Louis man suffered serious injuries Monday evening in a crash in northern Scott County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Fred Noah, 68, was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment. Noah was driving southbound, exiting Interstate 55 when he failed to stop at a stop sign, the patrol reported. His 1989 Mazda hit the side of a 2005 Honda driven by Amanda Scherer, 24, of Scott City, causing severe damage to both vehicles...
Sikeston rodeo lines up young acts (08/03/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will mark its 53rd year next week by featuring four young country acts. Ron Payne, president of the rodeo board of directors, said the rodeo tries to change the entertainment lineup from year to year to offer something for all country music fans...
Region digest 08/03/05 (08/03/05)
Rep. Emerson starts farm tour Friday U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will hold her weeklong annual farm tour in Southeast Missouri starting Friday. Emerson will be accompanied on the farm tour by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. ...
CVB promotes Cape with series of historical billboards on I-55 (08/03/05)
Doug Austin was driving back from St. Louis Tuesday when he noticed a billboard depicting two famous frontiersmen. The wording below the black-and-white portrait both startled and amused the retired Cape Girardeau resident: "Stop for food or supplies in Cape Girardeau. Lewis and Clark did."...
Club news 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Zonta Club...
Highway bill gives Missouri sixth-largest allotment in the nation (08/03/05)
Naysayers charge many projects were passed for political reasons. When President Eisenhower proposed the first national highway bill, there were two projects singled out for funding. The latest version has, by one estimate, 6,371 of these special projects, a record that some say politicians should be ashamed of...
Missouri's revenue up 2.8 percent for month of July (08/03/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State revenue in July rose 2.8 percent compared with the previous year, putting the state roughly on target to meet its new budget, the Office of Administration said Tuesday. Net state general revenue totaled $430.5 million, up from $418.8 million a year ago, for July, the first month of the 2006 fiscal year...
Shuttle repair tools: Hands, forceps, scissors, hacksaw, and duct tape (08/03/05)
Discovery's crew will remove two short pieces of filler material on the shuttle's belly. SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Employing the kind of NASA ingenuity seen during Apollo 13, an astronaut prepped for an emergency repair job on Discovery's exterior Wednesday with forceps, scissors and a hacksaw fashioned out of a blade and a little duct tape...
Nation briefs 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Anti-Roberts interest groups blitz Internet sites WASHINGTON -- Interest groups troubled by John Roberts' record are blitzing Internet sites and airwaves in hopes of building public support for the Senate to take a close look at the Supreme Court nominee. ...
7 Marines killed in separate attacks (08/03/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Seven U.S. Marines were killed in two separate attacks west of Baghdad, where American forces are trying to seal a major border infiltration route for foreign fighters, the military said Tuesday. The deaths pushed the U.S. military death toll in Iraq past 1,800...
GM plans $30 million upgrade (08/03/05)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- General Motors will spend about $30 million to upgrade its St. Louis-area manufacturing plant over the next two years, the company said Tuesday. No new jobs will be created, but GM vice president and general manager of Manufacturing Joe Spielman said the move helps ensure that jobs will remain at the plant, which makes full-sized Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans...
N. Korea nuclear talks may end soon (08/03/05)
BEIJING -- Breaking its public silence on nuclear disarmament talks, North Korea said Tuesday it wants to narrow differences with the United States but still insisted it won't give up its atomic weapons program until Washington withdraws alleged threats...
Mourners pay tribute to King Fahd; Crown Prince Abdullah takes throne (08/03/05)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- King Fahd was laid to rest in an unmarked desert grave Tuesday after his body, wrapped in a simple brown robe, was borne from a prayer service by his sons. Vice President Dick Cheney and other world leaders headed to Saudi Arabia to pay condolences and honor Crown Prince Abdullah's ascension to the throne as the sixth king of the wealthy oil power...
Russian officials penalize ABC-TV for broadcast of militant's interview (08/03/05)
MOSCOW -- Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it will not renew permission for ABC-TV to operate in the country after the network broadcast an interview with a notorious Chechen warlord. In a statement, the ministry said ABC would be considered "undesirable" by all Russian state agencies because of an interview with Shamil Basayev, which was broadcast last week on "Nightline."...
Northern, southern Sudanese attack each other (08/03/05)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudan's capital erupted into ethnic and sectarian conflict Tuesday, with bands of northerners and southerners staging attacks on each other in an outpouring of anger sparked by the death of a former rebel leader turned vice president...
All 309 survive fiery jet crash in Toronto (08/03/05)
As many as 43 suffered minor injuries. TORONTO -- Just as Air France Flight 358 from Paris was about to touch down, the lights went off in the passenger cabin. Thunder roared and lightning cracked. Then, without warning, the jetliner skidded off the rain-slicked runway, slid into a ravine and broke into pieces...
Capahas find losers bracket with 4-1 loss (08/03/05)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Plaza Tire Capahas will have plenty of free time before their next game in the National Baseball Congress World Series. That's because they lost to the Wichita Gators 4-1 late Monday night in the opening round of the 42-team, double-elimination...
Sauer takes fourth at Gateway's final event (08/03/05)
CREVE COUER, Mo. -- Gabe Sauer chewed on a Snickers bar and, despite the slogan, it wasn't satisfying. While he stood off the to the side eating his chocolate treat there were three boys who Sauer played with collecting trophies and having their picture taken. They'd finished in the top three; Sauer finished fourth...
Jackson boys team reaches Cal Ripken World Series (08/03/05)
The Jackson 12-year-old Cal Ripken baseball team completed a dominating run through the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., on Tuesday. Jackson defeated Waite Park, Minn., 11-7 in the championship game to capture the title in the nine-team event. Jackson now advances to the Cal Ripken World Series Aug. 12-21 in Aberdeen, Md...
Thrashers, Blue Jackets sign premier free agents (08/03/05)
The new-look NHL has some brand new players in the free agent market. Dishing out big contracts to big players is no longer a summertime activity limited to large-market teams. Welcome to the party, Columbus and Atlanta. Two of the NHL's three youngest franchises jumped into the fray on a very busy Tuesday as Columbus nabbed topflight defenseman Adam Foote, and Atlanta signed rugged forward Bobby Holik...
O'Neal signs 5-year extension with Heat (08/03/05)
MIAMI -- Shaquille O'Neal likely left millions on the bargaining table. What he wants more than money is another championship. O'Neal signed a $100 million, five-year contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday, a deal that gives the 12-time All-Star center added financial security while allowing his team salary flexibility to pursue other players...
Indestructible Nutten is back on line (08/03/05)
The offensive lineman thought his career was over after each of the last two seasons. ST. LOUIS -- The offensive lineman who earned the nickname Lazarus from St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz is back from the ashes yet again. Everybody expected guard Tom Nutten to retire after he limped through a playoff loss to the Falcons with a toe that required reconstructive surgery. Nutten included...
Experts differ on purity of supplements (08/03/05)
BALTIMORE -- Depending on whom you ask, Rafael Palmeiro's claim that he unwittingly took something to cause a positive test for steroids is either plausible -- or laughable. The lack of regulation and testing of nutritional supplements lends credence to the claims of players who say they were caught unaware by positive tests, one researcher said Tuesday...
Who can we believe when it comes to steroids? (08/03/05)
The year was 1973 and drugs in baseball had an entirely different meaning when the late Tug McGraw rallied both a team and a city by telling them "You Gotta Believe." The New York Mets and their fans believed enough to get to the World Series that year...
Source says Palmeiro tested positive for stanozolol (08/03/05)
NEW YORK -- Rafael Palmeiro's positive steroid test was for stanozolol, a powerful anabolic steroid that is not available in dietary supplements, according to a newspaper report. The New York Times, citing a person in baseball with direct knowledge of the sport's drug-testing program, reported on its Web site Tuesday that Palmeiro tested positive for the drug known by the brand name Winstrol, most notably linked to the Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson of Canada...
Carpenter lands Marlins, MLB-leading 16th victory (08/03/05)
ST. LOUIS -- To Chris Carpenter, facing Dontrelle Willis was not a Cy Young preview. It was just another stingy outing. Carpenter is coming out on top against all of the National League's aces. He threw a three-hitter Tuesday night to become the major leagues' first 16-game winner in a 3-1 victory over Willis and the Florida Marlins...
Area sports digest 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Cape team claims NSA state title...
Sports briefs 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Baseball...
Rappers' audience mostly white (08/03/05)
Tipper Gore doesn't want to hear this, but I like rap music. After a long day using my brain at the office, I can't handle any subject matter deeper than making money, evading police and dancing with round-butted women. Joss Stone? Foo Fighters? Nah. "G-Unit in the house, that's my clique."...
Wonders of Wicker (08/03/05)
Baskets are one of the greatest household items ever. They can be used for decoration, gift-giving, organizing and transportation. In my book, the only thing better than being nifty thrifty is being able to multitask. Though I've long since moved out from under my parents' roof, things belonging to me in some fashion continue to pile up. The post office still delivers mail there, though I've consistently changed my address. My mother still clips my columns for me to keep...
Clearing out some older recipes (08/03/05)
July is over, the summer school break is winding down and our children are ready to go back to school. They have had a busy and wonderful vacation, but I think they are ready for a routine and schedule again. Or maybe it's just me. We have gone shopping for school supplies and their backpacks are ready to go. So now we just get ready by going to bed on time and getting up earlier to get used to the schedule. We look forward to another great year...
Wilmer Davis (08/03/05)
Wilmer W. Davis, 85, of Whitewater died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 31, 1920, at Dutchtown, son of Jeff and Nora Seabaugh Davis. He married Viola Sticht, who died Nov. 16, 1999. Davis was a row crop farmer and raised cattle. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
Gladys Strong (08/03/05)
Gladys Strong, 72, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Schlenker (08/03/05)
LICK CREEK, Ill. -- Daniel Lee "Danny" Schlenker, 56, of Lick Creek died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at City Care Center in Anna, Ill. He was born Sept. 30, 1948, in Saline County, Ill., son of Wardell and Mary Lou Libby Schlenker. Schlenker was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Buncombe, Ill...
Frank Klueppel Jr. (08/03/05)
Frank V. Klueppel Jr., 72, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1932, at Benton, Mo., son of Frank V. and Dorothy Scherer Klueppel Sr. He and Carolyn Hinton were married Nov. 16, 1963. Frank was a 1951 graduate of the former Benton High School. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955...
Dr. B. Gene Ramsey (08/03/05)
Dr. B. Gene Ramsey, 74, of Cape Girardeau passed away peacefully at his home Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Springfield, Mo., son of Francis Eugene and Bessie Helen Murphy Ramsey. Gene spent his early childhood in Springfield. Later he lived in Massachusetts, Virginia and Delaware until his family settled in Jackson, Miss. There he attended Hinds Junior College...
Brian Licare (08/03/05)
Brian Licare, 43, of Scott City died Friday, July 29, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1962, in St. Louis, son of Vincent and Lorraine A. Bickel Licare. Licare was a graduate of Jackson High School. He was a mechanic at Midwest Diesel Service...
John Davis (08/03/05)
John E. Davis, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harry E. and Alma Klughart Davis. He and Evelyn Sachse were married Dec. 24, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * 6:39 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of South Hanover Street. * 7:05 p.m., an alarm sounding at 2027 Broadway. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape/Jackson police reports 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 3, 1980 The Rev. John E. Owen is the new pastor of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau; he is the grandson of Dr. E.D. Owen, who was pastor of First Baptist in the late 1920s and early 1930s; his father, Dr. Franklin Owen, executive secretary of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, was ordained and licensed as a Baptist minister at First Baptist...
Correction 08/03/05 (08/03/05)
The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Missouri will hold a Blues and Barbecue benefit and auction at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Deerfield Lodge. The date was incorrect in Monday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
School goals (08/03/05)
In laying out his goals for the Cape Girardeau School District, new superintendent Dr. David Scala said the district's comprehensive educational plan will be assessed over the next six months. Officials say that long-range plan may include the addition of an auditorium, football stadium and classrooms at Central High School along with a new grade school...
Appreciation from The Bridge (08/03/05)
To the editor: I am so thankful to the Southeast Missourian, and in particular Scott Moyers, for the positive articles written about cooperative ministry going on in south Cape Girardeau with New Bethel Baptist Church and La Croix United Methodist Church. We have had people from the community calling and asking how they can help and get involved because of the exposure The Bridge has received. Truly, thank you so very much...
Legislators need to hear concerns (08/03/05)
To the editor: I am writing in regard to the recent article about legislators objecting to getting calls from constituents. According to the article, legislators complained to the Department of Social Services about receiving calls from people whose Medicaid health coverage was cut or eliminated. ...
Area youths help out in W. Va. (08/03/05)
To the editor: Vincentian Marian Youth of Southeast Missouri [based in Perryville, Mo., with 22 young people and 11 adults on a weeklong mission trip] came to Rock View, W. Va., a small community with special needs. These youths, under Cathy Peirick, undertook a project in my mother's home. She is 87 years old and not able to do a lot of work because of illness. She's still self-sufficient but needs work done on her home. Because of family jobs and other obligations, we couldn't get to it...
Speak Out 8/3/05 (08/03/05)
Use it sometimes; Smell the bacon?; TV exposure; Movie economics; Self-taught?; Melting pot; Bacon squeal; How to spend it; Document hassle; Pro-life support; Hybrid SUV; Still waiting; Brand offenders; Hard-won privileges
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