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Sedgewickville boy killed on ATV (08/09/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- A 12-year-old Sedgewickville boy was killed Saturday afternoon when the ATV he was driving overturned onto him as he attempted to climb a steep embankment. Anthony T. Bollinger was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:52 p.m. by Bollinger County assistant coroner Kevin Otte...
Jonesboro, Ill., woman hurt in single-car accident (08/09/05)
UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- An 86-year-old Jonesboro, Ill., woman suffered serious injuries following a one-car accident in Union County Sunday morning, according to the Illinois State Police. Police said the crash occurred around 9 a.m. on Old Cape Road, just south of Kornthal Church Road, when the woman ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected and ran off the ride side of the road, overturning several times in a cornfield...
Cape man sentenced for drug possession (08/09/05)
A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison Monday on charges of possessing crack cocaine. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry sentenced Lewis C. Curry, 37, to 100 months in prison and an additional four years of supervised probation following his release...
Perryville man taken to hospital after wreck (08/09/05)
A Perryville, Mo., man received moderate injuries Sunday in a single-car accident, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Kenneth Bryant, 19, was taken by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital following the crash on Route J in Perry County, the patrol reported...
Father charged in son's assault (08/09/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting his son, and causing severe injuries. Terrance Overbey, 56, was charged with two felonies -- first-degree domestic assault with serious physical injury, and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle...
Reporter's Question 8/2/05 (08/09/05)
The Southeast Missourian is looking for local teens who have their driver's license to give tips on passing your driver's test. Contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at cmiller@semissourian.com or (800) 879-1210, extension 128 to share your advice...
Learning briefs 8/9/05 (08/09/05)
n Jackson High School graduates Leni Fluegge and Annie Tucker have received scholarships from VFW Auxiliary 10495 in Jackson.; Local students graduate
Freshman survival guide (08/09/05)
Calling all high school freshmen: Terrified of walking through a group of very cool seniors by yourself, sitting at the wrong table in the cafeteria or stuttering when you introduce yourself in class? Well, you should be. Fear is a natural part of your first week (or month) of high school...
Oran police chief will not change ways (08/09/05)
Some complained that the chief is going "overboard" in the small town. ORAN, Mo. -- The embattled chief of police in Oran has a message for his detractors -- he's not giving up, and he will enforce the law. Chief Marc Tragesser has been under fire for sweeping into town and trying to go against its established policing culture...
Corps pauses Bootheel floodplain project (08/09/05)
Environmentalists are claiming victory in their fight against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposed flood control plans on the Mississippi River in Mississippi and New Madrid counties, but the corps says it is just a pause. The plan in dispute, the $85 million St. ...
Councilwoman wants charter review process opened up (08/09/05)
The city of Cape Girardeau should open up its charter review process to more public input, Councilwoman Loretta Schneider said Monday. At a special meeting called to formally approve last week's transportation sales tax election results and authorize a downtown traffic study, Schneider suggested the charter review process has been too limited...
Guardsmen have mixed reactions to changes (08/09/05)
Some with 1140th will have to learn new jobs as result of reorganizations. Many area National Guardsmen trained to blow up bridges and locate land mines must learn to drive dump trucks, deliver supplies and cook meals for fellow soldiers to remain in the guard...
Jennings' death is reminder of smoking dangers (08/09/05)
When Mike Shain heard that ABC news anchor Peter Jennings died, his first thoughts were about an esteemed fellow television journalist who made his mark on the national news scene. But then the anchorman for KFVS12 in Cape Girardeau thought some more: Lung cancer. Dead at 67, just a year older than Shain...
Blunt seeks federal help for drought (08/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare most of Missouri a disaster because of a drought. The governor's office said Monday that the disaster declaration request covers 109 of Missouri's 114 counties -- all except Andrew, Atchison, Holt, Linn and Scott. It also excludes the city of St. Louis...
Federal health officials to decide morning-after pill's fate by September (08/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- By month's end, federal health officials will decide whether to let women buy emergency contraception without a prescription -- and if so, if the morning-after pill will be treated like aspirin off the shelf or like cigarettes. Regardless of how the Food and Drug Administration ends the saga, it isn't likely to settle the issue. States already are moving to expand access to the pill that can prevent pregnancy if taken soon after unprotected sex...
Thousands attend funeral for Marines (08/09/05)
CLEVELAND -- On the stage sat a helmet, a pair of worn soldier's boots and a folded American flag. In the audience were thousands who turned out Monday night to honor 16 fallen Marines and their hard-hit Ohio battalion. "Our own band of brothers," Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones said during an hour-long memorial service of prayers, bagpipes intoning "Amazing Grace" and montages of the troops from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines who died in the past two weeks in Iraq...
Weather forces NASA to delay landing (08/09/05)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- After orbiting the Earth for nearly two weeks, astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery were told to circle the planet for another day as bad weather in Florida forced NASA to delay Monday's scheduled landing. The astronauts had powered up their spacecraft and were awaiting word from Mission Control to fire their braking rockets and head for home when controllers announced early Monday that low clouds over Cape Canaveral would postpone the landing...
First charges filed in oil-for-food case (08/09/05)
NEW YORK -- A federal prosecutor investigating corruption in the $64 billion oil-for-food program issued the case's first criminal charges against a U.N. official, accusing a former Russian procurement officer of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from companies doing business with the United Nations...
Nagasaki marks 60th anniversary of bombing with sirens, prayers (08/09/05)
NAGASAKI, Japan -- A siren wailed and a bronze bell rang out today as Nagasaki marked the moment 60 years ago when an American plane dropped a plutonium bomb, killing tens of thousands and sealing Japan's defeat in World War II. About 6,000 people, including hundreds of aging bomb survivors, crowded into Nagasaki's Peace Memorial Park, just a few hundred yards from the center of the blast, for a solemn remembrance and moment of silence...
Sand engulfs Baghdad, halts meetings and construction (08/09/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Enveloping the capital in an eerie orange glow, a blinding sandstorm Monday reduced visibility in Baghdad to a few feet -- slowing traffic to a crawl, canceling a key meeting on the Iraqi constitution and sending hundreds of people to the hospital with breathing problems...
Cards' top pitching prospect to make MLB debut tonight (08/09/05)
MILWAUKEE -- Right-hander Anthony Reyes, the top pitching prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, will make his major league debut tonight at Milwaukee. Manager Tony La Russa, whose team has just one off day this month, said Monday that he'll activate Reyes before the game and that the pitcher will likely be sent back to Triple-A Memphis afterward...
Baltusrol provides lengthy challenge for final major (08/09/05)
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club is the longest in major championship history, measuring 650 yards down a tree-lined fairway and across a patch of bunkers and rough to an elevated green. Most figure that Tiger Woods and John Daly are the only ones who have a chance to reach in two...
Bears edge Dolphins 27-24 (08/09/05)
CANTON, Ohio -- Rookie Kyle Orton brought a breath of fresh air to the often-stale Chicago Bears offense. Orton riddled Miami's third-string defense on two late touchdown drives, lifting the Bears past the Dolphins 27-24 in the Hall of Fame game Monday night...
Former manager Mauch dies of cancer at age 79 (08/09/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Gene Mauch, "the little general" who managed the California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and Montreal Expos to 1,901 wins, died Monday. He was 79. Mauch died at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the Los Angeles Angels said, after a long battle with cancer. He had lived in the desert resort area since retiring...
Gretzky becomes coach of Coyotes (08/09/05)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Great One isn't promising great things right away from the Phoenix Coyotes. Merely contending for the Stanley Cup would be fine for a start. "There's no perfect coach in the world," Wayne Gretzky said Monday at his introduction as the new coach of the Coyotes. "Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you're sound you eliminate as many mistakes as possible."...
Bertuzzi gains reinstatement from Bettman (08/09/05)
NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, whose blindside punch left Colorado's Steve Moore with a broken neck, was reinstated by the NHL on Monday. Bertuzzi was suspended for the final 13 regular-season games of the 2003-04 season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. His banishment continued throughout last season's NHL lockout, which kept Bertuzzi from playing in the World Cup of Hockey last September and the past two world championships...
Grudzielanek keeps Cards aloft (08/09/05)
St. Louis' second baseman drove in a career-high five runs in an 8-4 victory over Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE -- Victor Santos can't figure out how to get Mark Grudzielanek out. Grudzielanek homered and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Monday night...
Bruce puts brief heart scare behind (08/09/05)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Isaac Bruce admits it was a "funny feeling" when an irregular heart beat turned up during routine testing this spring. But now, the St. Louis Rams' wide receiver is fine as he prepares to begin his 12th season. Bruce, 32, was held out of a June minicamp after the irregular heart beat was detected. He wore a heart monitor for about a day and everything checked out fine...
On the air 8/9/05 (08/09/05)
On the air Boxing Light welterweights, Julio Diaz (31-3-0) vs. Tomas Barrientes (27-8-0), 9 p.m., ESPN2 Major League Baseball Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 1:10 p.m., WGN St. Louis at Milwaukee, 7 p.m., Fox-Midwest, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9 Tennis ATP/US Open Series, Rogers Cup, noon, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2...
Sports briefs 8/9/05 (08/09/05)
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Back-to-school shopping proves education (08/09/05)
It's amazing how much it costs to get an education. I'm not talking about college. I'm talking about fourth grade and junior high school. My wife, Joni, has been on a mission in recent days: Shopping for all the back-to-school supplies our daughters need...
Anthony Bollinger (08/09/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Anthony Tyler Bollinger, 12, of Sedgewickville died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, in a four-wheeler accident on the family farm. He was born July 25, 1993, at Fredericktown, Mo., son of Sam and Dana Clifford Bollinger. Bollinger was a seventh grade student at Meadow Heights School in Patton, Mo., where he was active on the Student Council and was on the basketball team. He was a member of Post Oak Congregational Methodist Church...
Leona Besher (08/09/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Leona F. Besher, 78, of Fisk, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1926, at Patton, daughter of Walter C. and Minta L. Starkey Green. She and Bill E. Besher were married Jan. 3, 1948. He died Aug. 12, 2004...
Joe Lewis (08/09/05)
Joe Champ Lewis, 88, of Gordonville died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. He was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Gordonville, son of Joe G. and Anna Schrock Lewis. He was born on and lived his entire life on the family farm. He and Anna Westrich were married Oct. 30, 1945, at New Hamburg, Mo. She died Sept. 5, 1969. He later married Monica Steinnard Nov. 4, 1978, at Jackson...
Arlous Abernathy (08/09/05)
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...
Rosanne Mansker (08/09/05)
Rosanne Mansker, 57, of Shiner, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kan. She was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Jewell Vaughn Williams. She and Claude Mansker were married Feb. 23, 1973...
Eleanor Brennemann (08/09/05)
Eleanor L. "Lee" Brennemann, 70, of Belleville, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Delavan, Ill., daughter of Berne R. and Marguerite Grube Brennemann. Brennemann was a retired nurse, and had worked at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Republican National Committee...
Joan Hornback (08/09/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Joan Hornback, 73, of Cobden died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Chicago, daughter of Warren and Dorothy Schubert Cornue. She and Jerry Hornback were married July 31, 1965...
Jim Birk (08/09/05)
Jim C. Birk, 70, of Shawneetown, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Lila Waters (08/09/05)
Lila Waters, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Gainesville, Ark., daughter of Albert and Annie Spain. She and Kermit Waters were married Sept. 12, 1957, in Paragould, Ark. Waters was a member of Bethany Baptist Church...
Raymond McManus (08/09/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Raymond Leo McManus, 88, of Poplar Bluff went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at the home of his son. Mr. McMan-us was born Aug. 1, 1917, at Harviell, Mo. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. Mr. McManus was employed by Mississippi River Transmission Corp. 30 years, retiring in 1979. He was also a self-employed electrician...
Ann Thompson (08/09/05)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Ann "Annie" Thompson, 86, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in Scottsdale. She was born Sept. 29,1918, at Commerce. She and Everett Earl Thompson were married May 27, 1973, in Arizona. He died Feb. 26, 1999. Survivors include two sons, Everett Thompson Jr. and William Thompson of Enid, Okla.; a daughter, Tammy Cherry of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Rosalie Hillman of Scott City, Linda Ziegler of Benton, Mo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Daphna Bruening (08/09/05)
Daphna N. Bruening, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Life Care Center. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lucian Ingram (08/09/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lucian G. Ingram, 80, of Madison Heights, Mich., died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born July 16, 1925, in Kentucky, son of Lemuel and Mamie Laura Ingram. He married Ruth Ingram, who died March 21, 1986. Ingram was a retired roofer...
Cape/Jackson police reports 8/9/05 (08/09/05)
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Out of the past 8/9/05 (08/09/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 9, 1980 In an effort to expedite progress on the recently funded Magill Hall of Science addition, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents holds a conference call special session yesterday to select an architectural firm for the project; the regents unanimously selected Mantel and Teter Architects Inc. of Kansas City, and Houser and Associates of Cape Girardeau...
DST? Or CST? (08/09/05)
Remember the TV commercial a few years back: "You can't fool Mother Nature." Americans are likely to hear that refrain quite a bit as an effort to extend daylight-saving time picks up steam in Congress. A plan to start DST three weeks earlier (second Sunday in March) and end it a week later (first Sunday in November) has found its way into the federal energy bill...
Plenty of exercise options in area (08/09/05)
To the editor: Lord have mercy. You don't have a place to exercise and be physically fit? You only have a thousand places where you can take a walk. And who is forcing you all to eat that much? Be honest with yourself. When I am in the Cape Girardeau area, I about wear myself out trying to see all the beautiful places. ...
Time to find way out of Iraq mess (08/09/05)
To the editor; I hope our leaders can find enough brainpower to get our seven astronauts home safely. Then I hope our nation will realize we are losing three times that many wonderful soldiers in Iraq every week and many more are wounded. Are their lives any less valuable than the lives of the astronauts? Surely there is enough brainpower in this great country to get us out of that mess and bring our 150,000 loved ones home safely...
Donations support MCEE centers (08/09/05)
To the editor: All of us are concerned about our children's futures. We are concerned that life for them will continue to improve and that their hopes and dreams will be accomplished. We know from the reality of our life experiences that hard choices will have to be made and that each of us will have to deal with difficult personal and societal economic decisions...
Thanks for CROP sales donations (08/09/05)
To the editor: Once again, thank you to our caring community for supporting the 36th annual Church Women United CROP sale and salad luncheon. We are indebted to all who donated so generously as well as the many workers from all churches, including those from Young Life and the Notre Dame Regional High School youths. A special thanks to Centenary United Methodist Church for use of its facility and staff...
Speak Out 8/9/05 (08/09/05)
Call for help; Pullout prediction; Support for library; Taking the heat; Callers lie, liars call
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