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Cape plans to widen south-side street (08/04/05)
Three apartment complexes hug Linden Street. The south-side Cape Girardeau street is also home to the county's busy public health center. Cape Girardeau city officials say the narrow street needs widening and sidewalks. The city plans to award a contract this fall for the street and sidewalk construction, estimated to cost nearly $196,000...
River Campus changing from the inside out (08/04/05)
Former St. Vincent's Seminary getting concrete reinforcements for earthquake protection. From the outside, the old L-shaped brick seminary building still retains its more-than-century-old look. But inside, it's been gutted and thick concrete walls have been erected to withstand a major earthquake...
Raffle charges dismissed, attorney says (08/04/05)
The Rev. David Butler will reimburse $16,820 to people who bought tickets to support children's home. Charges stemming from a failed raffle have been dismissed after the organizer turned over enough cash to repay ticket holders, a Cape Girardeau defense attorney said Wednesday...
Community digest 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
Medicare help available at Delta Baptist Church; Class of '86 working on 20-year reunion; Combined reunion to be held at Knights hall; Deadline for barbecue festival is next week; Friedrich family reunion set for Delmonico's; Humane Society holding mobile adoption Saturday
Military digest 08/04/05 (08/04/05)
Dirden now machinist mate second class Bruce Dirden, son of Linda and Joe Dirden of Cape Girardeau, recently advanced to machinist mate second class in the U.S. Navy. Dirden enlisted in the Navy in July 2001. After graduation from Nuclear Power Training Command, Charleston, S.C., he was assigned to serve aboard the USS Key West in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he is now stationed...
Community cuisine 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
Zion serving beef, chicken, dumplings...
Assumed name may result in fraud charges (08/04/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A woman seeking medical attention under an assumed name received more than she wanted Monday evening at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. And the person whose name she was using -- Callie Robinson of Charleston, Mo. -- learned it doesn't pay to be impatient, the Sikeston police reported...
Region digest 08/04/05 (08/04/05)
Leadership Cape to give presentations at coffee The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center this week. This month's event will feature presentations from the latest class of Leadership Cape. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, after a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. While the chamber makes every attempt to end the program at 8:30, the chamber said Friday's event may run a little longer...
No discipline for deputy whose badge was used in robbery (08/04/05)
The Cape Girardeau County sheriff's deputy who lost a badge used in an alleged robbery didn't know it was missing, sheriff's Capt. Ruth Ann Dickerson said Wednesday. An investigation of the loss showed there wasn't any need for disciplinary action against the deputy, she said...
Three Scouts earn top rank (08/04/05)
Boy Scout Troop 311 recently announced that Andrew Graham and Kyle Garvey, both of Jackson, and Justin Voss of Cape Girardeau have earned Scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout. Their court of honor was held recently at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Jackson...
State briefs 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
Police charge suspects in teacher pension fraud; Station fires DJs after comments about police; Dixon officer charged with domestic assault
High gas prices spurring thefts (08/04/05)
While stolen gas losses doubled nationwide, only 20 Missouri thieves lost licenses last year. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As gasoline prices continue to rise well past the $2-per-gallon mark, more motorists are inclined to drive off without paying after filling up...
Boy charged with attempted murder; victim critical, stable (08/04/05)
Josh Harkins was stabbed once in the back below the left arm, puncturing his lung. WARE, Ill. -- An 11-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder Wednesday following a Tuesday night stabbing which left the victim in critical but stable condition...
Goose that thought she was a cow dies (08/04/05)
ASHTON, Ill. -- A goose that received national attention for her devotion to the cows on a farm near this northern Illinois town has died from injuries she received after one of the cows stepped on her. Lucy spent more than three years eating and sleeping with the cows she loved on John White's farm. But last month, a cow stepped on her, White said. Lucy died from her injuries Monday...
Gay couples peacefully protest marriage ban (08/04/05)
Some couples peacefully ask for license despite law that was passed last year. ST. LOUIS -- Erick Semenske and Tim Coleman joined hands Wednesday, then walked into a city hall office and asked for a marriage license. A clerk politely directed them to another office where they could register as domestic partners, and Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter then met Semenske, 25, and Coleman, 35, in the hallway and explained why the marriage license couldn't be issued...
Docs find exercise levels for women (08/04/05)
NEW YORK -- For the first time, researchers have established how much exercise women should be able to do for their age and found that their capacity is slightly lower than men's. It also declines a bit faster than men's as they grow older. Women whose exercise capacity was less than 85 percent of what it should be were twice as likely to die within eight years, the researchers found...
Nation digest 08/04/05 (08/04/05)
Lightning kills Utah Boy Scout, injures three SALT LAKE CITY -- A bolt of lightning killed a 15-year-old Boy Scout and injured three others while they slept in a log shelter during a violent storm. Dr. Stephen Morris, a trauma surgeon at the University of Utah's burn unit who was with the troop, said he tried in vain for 90 minutes to revive the boy, who had no heartbeat and wasn't breathing. ...
Mission Control may add to astronaut's to-do list (08/04/05)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Spacewalking repairman Stephen Robinson was barely back inside Discovery and out of his spacesuit Wednesday when Mission Control called: What would he think about going out again to take care of another trouble spot? NASA said it may order a fourth spacewalk, on Friday, to repair a torn thermal blanket beneath a cockpit window...
Suspect charged in London bombing (08/04/05)
LONDON -- British police filed their first charges in the London terror investigations Wednesday, accusing a 23-year-old man of withholding information about the July 21 transit bombers. Police say that in the week after the attack, Ismael Abdurahman of southeast London had information he knew might help police capture suspects involved in "the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism."...
Roadside bomb kills 14 Marines (08/04/05)
One Marine survives as bomb decimated lightly armored vehicle. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Fourteen U.S. Marines were killed Wednesday when a huge bomb destroyed their lightly armored vehicle, hurling it into the air in a giant fireball in the deadliest roadside bombing suffered by American forces in the Iraq war...
Militants halt rocket attacks (08/04/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- A major Palestinian militant group promised Wednesday it would fire no more rockets at Israelis with the approach of Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip this month, after a barrage accidentally killed a 5-year-old Palestinian boy...
Evans not specific about reasons for leaving (08/04/05)
After an 8-4 freshman season, the pitcher said he was not comfortable and may attend a junior college in New Mexico. Joey Evans said there was really nothing specific he could put his finger on regarding why he left Southeast Missouri State's baseball program earlier this summer after a strong freshman season...
Unknown QBs hold key to conference race (08/04/05)
Southeast is among the many teams breaking in a new quarterback this fall. If last season was the year of the quarterback in the Ohio Valley Conference, then this season might be referred to as the year of the unknown quarterback around the league. Several prolific signal callers completed their eligibility in 2004 -- four passed for more than 2,000 yards -- and the returning quarterbacks aren't exactly heralded...
Blues' future doesn't include Pronger (08/04/05)
The team's pending sale was cited as one of the reasons St. Louis traded the standout defenseman. ST. LOUIS -- The National Hockey League's new collective bargaining agreement, combined with the fact the St. Louis Blues are for sale, forced the team to trade cornerstone defenseman Chris Pronger to the Edmonton Oilers...
University issued warnings to merchants about contact (08/04/05)
The school's report said there is no proof athletes received any gifts. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Concerns over improper gifts to college athletes prompted the University of Missouri-Columbia to repeatedly warn local car dealers, restaurants, health clubs, hotels and other businesses to keep their distance, an internal audit shows...
Adidas purchases Reebok, will keep both brand names (08/04/05)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- By combining Adidas' popularity in Europe with Reebok's appeal to U.S. fans of basketball and football, the architects of the $3.8 billion sportswear and athletic gear deal hope to create a more muscular rival to world leader Nike. Adidas-Salomon AG said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Reebok International Ltd. for $59 a share that combines two major brands. The company will keep both brand names...
Day retires on top of jockey career earnings list (08/04/05)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Pat Day's long ride is over. The Hall of Fame jockey ended his brilliant 32-year riding career Wednesday. Day, who won the 1992 Kentucky Derby aboard Lil E. Tee, will have a news conference at Churchill Downs today to discuss his decision, said Doc Danner, the rider's agent...
Congress plans to investigate Palmeiro (08/04/05)
A committee wants to know if the baseball player perjured himself in testimony in March. WASHINGTON -- Congress will investigate whether baseball slugger Rafael Palmeiro perjured himself when he told a House committee that he hadn't taken steroids...
Late surge lifts Cardinals past Marlins (08/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Considering his puny 2-for-18 showing as a pinch hitter, So Taguchi hardly struck fear into the Florida Marlins when he strode to the plate. So much for history. Taguchi hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning -- the first pinch hit homer of his career, including 10 years in Japan -- to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past Florida 9-6 on Wednesday night...
Tour de Homecomers: Bike for health and charity (08/04/05)
A year ago, some 150 cyclists of all ages converged on Jackson City Park in August for heart-pumping exercise, picturesque scenery and a good cause. The second annual Tour de Homecomers, scheduled for Aug. 13, will offer an even longer ride through several Southeast Missouri towns and, event organizers hope, even more money to donate to "Way to go Kids," a nutrition and fitness program in local schools...
Forty years from the shore (08/04/05)
Forty years ago, late on a balmy Missouri night, I sat in my snazzy new electric-blue 1965 Dodge Dart convertible with my favorite gal-pal Ann, a willowy brunette with an early-onset acerbic view of the world. What I liked about Ann was her ability to co-create the delusion of our certainty. She was convinced that we were wise beyond our years and circumstances; certainly, we would be able to answer all of life's mysteries...
Doctors zap cancer with video game-inspired device (08/04/05)
A breakthrough cancer treatment device in Cape Girardeau -- one of only 29 in the country -- owes its existence to a teenager with a penchant for video games. The Novalis shaped-beam-surgery device has proven itself to be invaluable for certain cancer patients and patients with non-malignant tumors...
Making sure there's a there here (08/04/05)
Aug. 8, 2005 Dear Leslie, In the Plaka, Athens' oldest neighborhood, the air smells ancient. Framed by lights, the Acropolis far above confirms it. But antiquities don't become antiquities by accident. America is comparatively young, nearly 230 years and counting. For a long time Americans tore down buildings when they became old and replaced them with new ones, thinking that was progress. That wasn't progress. Progress is knowing that our history belongs to us...
David Palmer (08/04/05)
David Ronald Palmer, 43, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, June 24, 2005, in Seattle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Diana Dodd (08/04/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Diana L. Dodd, 85, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Anna, daughter of John Frederick and Gladys Spires Lentz. She and Kenneth W. Dodd were married Oct. 30, 1943, in Santa Ana, Calif. Dodd was a 1937 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southern Illinois University...
Mary Goddard (08/04/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Helen Goddard, 97, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Union County Hospital. She was born Dec. 30, 1907, on the family farm west of Jonesboro, Ill., daughter of John Jasper "J.J." and Mary Naomi Gillespie Boyd Sr. She and Byrl Alton Goddard were married Sept. 23, 1927. He died March 31, 1988...
Dr. Rowland Fulenwider (08/04/05)
Dr. Rowland A. Fulenwider Jr., 63, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of Rowland A. and Emily Patterson Fulenwider Sr. He and Dixie Taylor were married Dec. 9, 1972, in Trenton, Tenn...
Gladys Strong (08/04/05)
Gladys L. Strong, 72, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 3, 1932, at Friedheim, daughter of H.F. and Lorene Klaus Friese. She and Juel L.V. "Pete" Strong were married Oct. 17, 1954...
Letha Mandrelle (08/04/05)
Letha C. Mandrelle, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 14, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of C.O. and Katie Vancil Dawson. Mrs. Mandrelle attended Red Star Baptist Church. She worked at Rigdon and then Tipton Laundry more than 30 years as production supervisor. She was a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau...
Births 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
Criddle; Gilmore; James; Berger; Willis; Locklear
Cape/Jackson police reports 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
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Out of the past 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 4, 1980 Republican Kit Bond and Democrat Milton Morris of Kansas City are the winners in Cape Girardeau County in a test of the computer that will tabulate the punch card votes cast in tomorrow's primary election; the test, witnessed by two Republican and two Democratic party representatives as well as County Clerk Rodney Miller, proved successful as the hand-counted results agreed with the electronically tabulated totals...
Medicaid medicine: let consumers, not bureaucrats, make decisions (08/04/05)
On Medicaid's 40th anniversary -- just upon us -- some visionary governors are showing how chopping the $300 billion spent on the joint federal-state program for 53 million poor and disabled Americans is not the only solution to its staggering costs. ...
Mending Medicaid (08/04/05)
With changes in Medicaid eligibility adopted in Missouri this year, there were bound to be participants in the health-care assistance program who would be unclear about how the revised program would affect their benefits. Many of these Medicaid recipients have talked to caseworkers in the state Division of Family Support Services, and many of them also have called their state legislators asking for assistance and, sometimes, specific information about their particular situation...
Drug treatment should be priority (08/04/05)
To the editor; Regarding your July 28 editorial, "Fighting drugs," not only is President Bush seeking to cut funding for the domestic war on methamphetamine, but the Bush administration continues to wage an international drug war that stands to boost meth production. ...
Save money with sales-tax holiday (08/04/05)
To the editor: Missouri families can save money this weekend. Last year for the first time shoppers saved on back-to-school supplies, computers and clothes, thanks to the sales-tax holiday. The result was so positive that the General Assembly and Gov. Matt Blunt made the sales-tax holiday permanent this year...
Willing to share cool air, ice water (08/04/05)
To the editor: I was a neighbor of the mother and son who recently died due to the heat. I was not aware of the circumstances nor how bad it was. I live in a humble abode, but I do have air conditioning and plenty of ice water. I'll be glad to share this with those who need them. There should be no more deaths due to the heat. If we all share, especially with children and senior citizens, it might help...
Shuttle photo demonstrates quality (08/04/05)
To the editor: When picking up my papers July 27, I noticed the same beautiful picture of the shuttle launch on the front page of the Southeast Missourian and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. However, the picture in your paper had much more clarity and vivid color. -- amazing difference. I wanted to thank you for bringing such a high-quality product to the readers in our area...
Speak Out 8/4/05 (08/04/05)
Military funding; For the ban; Breathing problem; Make a choice; Unaffordable pork; Getting records; Using his brain
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