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Stories from Monday, August 8, 2005

The Galleria ghost (08/08/05)
If you're old enough, say your 60s, you probably think of the building at 2001 Independence in Cape Girardeau as the old Kroger Family Center, the grocery store that opened to much fanfare in 1969. Maybe for the 13 years that it was there, you did your food shopping amidst the wide, well-lit aisles and extensive grocery selections. Maybe you just stopped in to get a refreshing feel of that rarity of rarities -- air conditioning...
State courts typically uphold eminent domain use (08/08/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although the Missouri Constitution says judges shall determine when government seizure of private property is appropriate, the state Supreme Court has long held that if local officials claim the taking of land is justified, then it is...
Jackson festival comes home for 97th time (08/08/05)
A Jackson tradition will continue on Tuesday when Homecomers gears up for its 97th year. The American Legion-sponsored festival has a way of bringing the town together like no other Jackson event, said Homecomers chairman Bill Poe. "People call me every month saying 'When is Homecomers going to be? My son wants to come home from Michigan and see his friends,'" said Poe...
Storm floods streets, cuts off power in Cape Girardeau (08/08/05)
The south end of the Cape Girardeau was battered with about 1.77 inches of rain within one hour, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. Power was out around the West Independence area affecting many intersections, according to the Cape Girardeau fire department. Some were without power past 8 p.m...
Allison Krauss and Union Station coming for concert (08/08/05)
The Show Me Center announced today that bluegrass heavyweights Allison Krauss and Union Station will play the venue in October. Krauss's Oct. 5 appearance, which will feature opening act Jerry Douglas, will be the Show Me Center's first concert since Christian pop star Michael W. Smith's performed in May...
Customers finish sales tax-free holiday shopping (08/08/05)
Not all of the shoppers were at Westfield West Park to take advantage of Missouri's tax-free weekend. Jarret Green of Cape Girardeau was there incidentally. "I think the tax-free thing is pointless," said Green. "I'm from Tennessee, and the sales tax there is almost 10 percent. Here, it's nothing. I'm not going to get trampled just so I can save 6 percent."...
Cape city council to vote on downtown traffic study (08/08/05)
A new traffic study could help decide how best to route traffic on Main and Water streets in downtown Cape Girardeau. The city council today is expected to hire a St. Louis engineering firm to conduct the $12,700 study. The special meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at city hall...
Three brought off river sandbar after boat sinks (08/08/05)
Two adults and a child were rescued from a sinking boat Sunday. A call came into the Cape Girardeau Fire Department at 2:07 p.m. that the victims were trapped at a sandbar across from Cape Rock Point on the Mississippi River. The department's Boat 1 was sent out. The victims were rescued without injuries at 2:17 p.m...
Community briefs 8/8/05 (08/08/05)
River Heritage Quilt Guild meet at picnic today The River Heritage Quilt Guild will hold a picnic at 6 p.m. today at Cape County Park South, pavilion 20. Soft drinks, paper plates and plastic cutlery will be provided. Members should bring food and serving utensils. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Becki Sanders at 334-1315 or online at www.geocities.com/ riverquilters...
Legion honors band leaders' American spirit (08/08/05)
Louis K. Juden American Legion Post 63 presents citizen appreciation awards. At a recent band concert the American Legion Post 63 presented two citizen appreciation awards to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the American spirit. They were the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band and its director, Ronald Nall, and Narvol A. Randol Jr., the band's president...
Former local resident earns Distinguished Eagle Award (08/08/05)
Dr. K. Max Eakin, a former Bell City, Mo., resident, and family physician and partner in Family Physicians of Madison County, was selected to receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at a reception Sept. 9 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Ill...
Former Cape resident receives incentive award for dedication (08/08/05)
David L. Byrd recently received the European Incentive Award in Heidelberg, Germany. A former Cape Girardeau resident, Byrd is the son of Jean Byrd, grandson of E. Ross and Dorris Young, all of Cape Girardeau and brother of Daniel Byrd of Memphis. The award is designed to recognize outstanding military and civilian employees throughout Europe in categories including security and force protection, logistics, human resources, public affairs and Army education...
Memo: Survey shows low morale among Illinois National Guard (08/08/05)
A survey was filled out by soldiers who had been deployed last year. CHICAGO -- A memo written by a top-ranking officer shows mounting concern over morale, leadership and declining retention within the Illinois Army National Guard, according to a published report...
Fight over oil drilling in an Arctic refuge still a hot topic (08/08/05)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Conspicuous by its absence in the sweeping energy bill that President Bush has championed and will sign Monday is his top energy priority: opening an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling. But the fight over the future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will flare anew in Congress next month with drilling advocates saying they have their best chance in more than two decades of making it happen...
ABC News' Peter Jennings, network anchor in five decades, dies at 67 (08/08/05)
NEW YORK -- Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67. Jennings, who announced in April that he had lung cancer, died at his New York home, ABC News President David Westin said late Sunday...
Small tumors, not just better treatments, boost survival (08/08/05)
Much of the improvement in breast cancer survival in recent years is because the average tumor is smaller, not just because treatments are so much better, a huge new study has found. Examining 25 years of cancer records nationwide, researchers concluded that smaller tumor size accounted for 61 percent of the improvement in survival when cancer had not spread beyond the breast, and 28 percent when it had spread just a little...
Changing daylight hours could mean tech troubles (08/08/05)
Software and gadgets now compensate for daylight-saving time based on a schedule unchanged since 1987. NEW YORK -- When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late...
Western wildfire threatens homes (08/08/05)
POMEROY, Wash. -- Residents of at least 150 homes in southeastern Washington were forced to evacuate as a fire that had charred as much as 27,000 acres moved north out of the Umatilla National Forest onto private land. Farmers beyond the flames were plowing up broad swaths of earth through fields of wheat and other crops, trying to create breaks to save this year's harvest, said Marc Hollen, spokesman for the Northwest Fire Coordination Center in Portland, Ore...
Iraqi politicians work on agreement; three more U.S. troops killed Sunday (08/08/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With only a week until the deadline for a new constitution, Iraqi political leaders launched marathon negotiations Sunday seeking to overcome formidable obstacles blocking agreement on the draft. Insurgent violence aimed at derailing Iraq's political efforts killed three more American servicemen and at least 13 Iraqi civilians and government employees across the country...
U.S., North Korea call on each other to give ground; nuclear talks suspended (08/08/05)
BEIJING -- The United States and North Korea urged each other Sunday to make concessions as envoys to disarmament talks called a three-week recess, deadlocked over what the American envoy said was the North's demand for a nuclear power plant. The adjournment came after 13 days of talks failed to produce a statement of principles to guide renewed negotiations aimed at persuading North Korea to renounce nuclear weapons. The delegations said the six-nation talks would resume the week of Aug. 29...
Fall encores: Area teams will begin practices after successful 2004 seasons (08/08/05)
Summer does not officially end until Sept. 23, but when high school athletes and coaches begin practices today, it will mark the start of the fall sports season. Central football coach Lawrence Brookins said he's been in the mood for football season for weeks now...
Sikeston players win four titles (08/08/05)
Players from Sikeston won both the boys and girls 18-and-under singles titles on Sunday at the CATA Jammin' Junior tennis tournament played at the Southeast Missouri State University tennis courts. Jenni Dewitt swept aside Kara True, of Charleston, 6-1, 6-1, in the girls final, while Mark Leible rallied to defeat Blake Branum, of Charleston, in the boys final, winning 2-6, 6-0, 6-3...
Stewart fulfills dream, wins race at Brickyard (08/08/05)
The driver moved to the top of the standings by winning the Allstate 400. INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Stewart was too spent to climb the fence right away and too happy to care. A lifelong quest to win a race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ended Sunday with Stewart finally getting his "Holy Grail," and he made sure to draw out the celebration as long as he could while the partisan crowd roared with approval...
Goosen survives long final day to win International (08/08/05)
At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen. The Goose overcame Brandt Jobe down the stretch and outlasted the rest of the field over 36 grueling holes to win the International in Castle Rock, Colo., and become the last of the Big Five to make it into the win column this season...
Olympic champion breezes to 100 title (08/08/05)
Justin Gatlin of the United States once again proves he's the fastest man in the world. HELSINKI, Finland -- Justin Gatlin swept his opposition in winning the 100 meters Sunday, adding the world championship title to his Olympic gold medal. The overwhelming favorite didn't even have to dip for the line to finish in 9.88 seconds and enjoyed a 0.17-second margin over silver medalist Michael Frater of Jamaica, the largest victory in the 22-year history of the championships. ...
Williams will transcend all stories at HOF game (08/08/05)
CANTON, Ohio -- Whether he is in for two plays or two quarters, Ricky Williams will draw the most attention in Monday night's Hall of Fame game. Forget the returns to the NFL of Dolphins coach Nick Saban and Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner. Or the holdouts of both teams' top draft picks, running backs Ronnie Brown of Miami and Cedric Benson of Chicago...
Reports say Gretzky will coach Coyotes (08/08/05)
PHOENIX -- Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all-time leading scorer, will be the new coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, The Arizona Republic reported on its Web site Sunday. Gretzky, the team's managing partner, is expected to be introduced as coach today, multiple NHL sources told the paper. ESPN.com confirmed the report later Sunday...
Officials flag down Rams' problems (08/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The presence of an officiating crew at the St. Louis Rams' practice Saturday night gave the team an idea of how far it has to go. Unofficially, the offense was whistled for eight false starts. Coach Mike Martz called the mistakes "absolutely ridiculous" and complained about slow substitution. He said if it had been a game, the Rams "would have had about 20 delay of games."...
Marino, Young lead QB group into Hall (08/08/05)
CANTON, Ohio -- He licked his fingers, a trademark of his 17 seasons as the NFL's most prolific quarterback, then turned to one of his favorite receivers, Mark Clayton, in the audience. "Go deep, Mark," Dan Marino commanded. Clayton sauntered up the aisle, turned and latched onto -- what else? -- a perfect spiral...
Eckstein stuns Braves with walkoff HR (08/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- David Eckstein won two games with squeeze bunts in July. On Sunday, he shocked the Atlanta Braves with the long ball. The diminutive St. Louis Cardinals' leadoff hitter hit a grand slam off Chris Reitsma with one out in the ninth inning for a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. He hit his fourth career grand slam and the second game-winning slam of his career on a 1-0 pitch from Reitsma (3-3), who had entered the game with nine straight saves...
Sports briefs 8/8/05 (08/08/05)
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One hundred miles down: Mosquitoes, loons and a skunk (08/08/05)
Contest changes boost competition (08/08/05)
Q: Is it true that because the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's BBQ fest is now a sanctioned event, local businessman David Knight's barbecue pits will no longer be eligible? What was the chamber thinking? Isn't it supposed to support local merchants?...
East Cape restaurant closed, but not for long (08/08/05)
For more than 10 years, it was Witz's, and the East Cape Girardeau, Ill., restaurant drew raves for its home-style cookin'. Then it was Joey's for a few years. Then Courtney's. Most recently, Marjorie's. Now, it's closed and a for sale sign is hanging on the front...
Warm reception for cold treats (08/08/05)
At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Andy's was hopping. Crowds of people milled about in front of Cape Girardeau's new frozen custard shop, inhaling mouthfuls of ooey gooey, sipping on chocolate soda and spooning out mounds of an ambiguous mixture known as concrete...
Business memo 08/08/05 (08/08/05)
StarBrand picks dealer for Internet services Network Communications has announced it has been selected by leading satellite Internet provider StarBrand as an authorized dealer of new high-speed satellite Internet services in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. StarBrand provides two-way, high-speed Internet services for home users and small businesses...
People on the move 08/08/05 (08/08/05)
Jackson insurance agent recognized by J.D. Power Kelly Waller, an American Family Insurance agent in Jackson, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. Waller has been an agent for American Family since October 2003. ...
Sandwich chains locked in odd competition (08/08/05)
Quiznos is bringing new customers to the sandwich market, which in turn benefits Subway. Milford, Conn., is Subway territory, a small waterfront city of 52,000 that's home to the nation's largest restaurant chain, a place where Subway funds the arts and schools and sends kids to summer camp...
William Brinkopf (08/08/05)
William H. Brinkopf, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Mar. 11, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of William C. and Emma Meyer Brinkopf. He and Ramona Lewis were married Jan. 10, 1964, in Cape Girardeau...
Joe Lewis (08/08/05)
Joe Lewis, 88, of Gordonville, Mo., died Sunday at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Arlous Abernathy (08/08/05)
Perryville, Mo. -- Arlous W. Abernathy, 95, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1909, son of Edward and Mary Cox Abernathy. He and Ruby Farrar were married Nov. 29, 1933. She died Sept. 3, 1995...
James Phillips (08/08/05)
Dogwood, Mo. -- James Ray "Red" Phillips, 76, of the Dogwood community near East Prairie died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born April 23, 1929, in Dogwood, son of Thomas and Bernetta Johnson Phillips. He and Nina Barksdale were married in September 1948. She died June 16, 1989...
Terry McClendon (08/08/05)
Anniston, Mo. -- Terry Gilbert McClendon, 51, of Anniston died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1953, son of Henry and Elva Williams McClendon. McClendon was employed at Alan Wire and Cable in Sikeston, Mo. Survivors include two brothers, Ronald McClendon of Cairo, Mo., and Ricky McClendon of Chillicothe, Mo.; four sisters, Judith Coffer of Charleston, Mo., Barbara Key of Mayfield, Ky., Kathryn Groves of Scott City, and Betty June Fridell of St. Charles, Ark...
Ken Boyer (08/08/05)
Ken J. Boyer, 67, of Jackson, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Anna, the son of Lawrence and Mae Pitts Boyer. Boyer was president and chief operations officer of Work Force Investment Board of Southeast Missouri. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Anna and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Glenn Sparkman (08/08/05)
Glenn Allen Sparkman, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005 at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of the late Thomas E. and Gertrude Gardner Sparkman. Sparkman served in the Army from 1945 to 1947. ...
Cape police report 8/8/05 (08/08/05)
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Cape fire report 8/8/05 (08/08/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: * At 10:09 p.m., vehicle fire at 224 N. Park Ave. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * At 12:40 a.m., gas leak at 1118 Jefferson Ave. * At 1:40 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Spanish Street...
Out of the past 8/8/05 (08/08/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 8, 1980 There are still questions to be answered and problems to be solved before a mass transit system is revived in Cape Girardeau; however, following a meeting with state transportation officials, local transit supervisor Steve Engelmann feels he is much closer to the answers...
Bigger bucks: Missouri getting bigger share of highway dollars (08/08/05)
The summer road trip is an American -- and Missouri -- tradition, and this year is no different. Missourians are getting in their cars and heading off to the Lake of the Ozarks, Six Flags, the Gateway Arch and numerous other destinations during the busy summer travel season. As they travel, they can take comfort in the fact that Congress has taken final action on a major highway bill...
Naming rights (08/08/05)
The Joplin (Mo.) Globe Here's an idea -- maybe not a great one, but an idea nonetheless -- that might help public schools find the money for pressing infrastructure needs, new programs, salary increases and new teachers: awarding naming rights to the highest corporate or individual bidder...
Hanover crackdown (08/08/05)
An undercover police officer who went on a 2 1/2-month buying spree on Cape Girardeau's South Hanover Street purchased small amounts of crack cocaine 47 different times. Most of the transactions amounted to $20. That's hardly big time drug dealing, but police say the street is an "open-air market" for crack...
Funding will spur more growth (08/08/05)
To the editor: After several years of hard work, negotiation and lobbying, Jackson, Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County were awarded $10.8 million from the new federal highway bill to build an interchange on Interstate 55 at East Main Street and LaSalle Avenue. Also funded were the connecting roads of phase two of East Main Street on the Jackson side and LaSalle Avenue on the Cape Girardeau side of the interstate...
Motorists show respect for funeral (08/08/05)
To the editor: Thank you to the people of Cape Girardeau and Benton who pulled to the side of the road Thursday morning for my Uncle Frank's funeral procession. It meant a great deal to my family and me that so many respected the time-honored tradition...
Speak Out 8/8/05 (08/08/05)
Grass in streets; Thousands of butts; Vote on inspections; Long vacation; Handicapped shopping; Learning new science; Expensive sodas; Intersection safety
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