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Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Authorities respond to wreck near Whitewater (08/10/05)
A Whitewater man received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. when 26-year-old Cory Berry was driving on Route A, one mile east of Whitewater, ran off the roadway, struck and embankment and overturned. Berry was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Charges are pending...
Cape man guilty on animal abuse charge (08/10/05)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Tuesday to torturing and killing a cat, marking the first local felony animal cruelty conviction, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said. Eric Lee Ford, 45, of 259 N. Park Ave., entered the plea in Mississippi County, where his case was moved on a change of venue...
Cape man faces prison, fine for drug dealing (08/10/05)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to repeatedly selling crack cocaine to a police informant. Marshall Egson, 27 faces up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 28 in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape band's last concert today (08/10/05)
Leading up to the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band's final concert of the season at 8 p.m. today, Chris Goeke was performing quadruple duty. In addition to his usual spot as a trumpet player and announcer at the band's weekly summer concerts, Goeke also has filled the roles of vocal arranger and featured vocalist. The latter is a title shared by his wife, Lori Shaffer...
Cape police grab man threatening to jump off bridge (08/10/05)
Cape Girardeau police pulled back a depressed man threatening Tuesday evening to jump off the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. Police received a call about 6:50 p.m. of a man waving his arms wildly on the south side of the bridge, Sgt. Rodney Barker said...
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission agenda (08/10/05)
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission agenda ** 7 p.m. today City hall 401 Independence St. Public hearings * Request of Saint Francis Medical Center to rezone part of 211 Saint Francis Drive from C-2 general commercial, to C-3 central business district, for construction of a six-story parking garage...
Higher valuation but no windfall for Nell Holcomb (08/10/05)
Amid the rolling fields and forested hills north of Cape Girardeau, upscale homes increasingly dot the landscape. But it's more than a pretty picture. Residential development adds to the tax base and the solid financial health of the rural Nell Holcomb School District...
United Way testing family initiative at three schools (08/10/05)
At-risk students and their families will receive new support over the coming school year through a United Way of Southeast Missouri initiative. The organization announced Tuesday an allocation of $40,000 to the "Family Support Initiative," which brings representatives from local not-for-profit groups together with school officials to address the needs of local youths...
Union County faces spat of meth, domestic violence reports (08/10/05)
A guilty plea in a domestic violence case and two cases involving methamphetamine highlight the major source of crime in Union County, Ill., the state's attorney said Tuesday. "That pretty well sums up my day," State's Attorney Allen James said. "We have meth, occasionally marijuana and lots of domestic violence, which is the bulk of the violent crimes."...
The mysterious Mr. Fishman (08/10/05)
As an 18-year-old in the late 1960s, Eli Fishman drove a Good Humor ice cream truck on the politically charged streets of Chicago. One summer afternoon, Fishman, a Vietnam War objector himself, drove his truck into a park packed with police and protesters...
Homecomers keeps families fed, entertained (08/10/05)
Annual celebration includes homemade ice cream, fried fish and talent contest. For the Rushin family of Jackson, there were lots of reasons to come to the Jackson Homecomers festival Tuesday night. Among those reasons -- the food. "I come for the homemade ice cream," said Richard Rushin...
Jackson man pleads guilty to drug charges (08/10/05)
A Jackson man faces up to 40 years in federal prison following a guilty plea on charges of possessing methamphetamine. Michael W. Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute in an appearance before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. ...
Club news 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
Lamplights FCE; Cape Girardeau County AARP
Inmate's wife aids escape by shooting police officer (08/10/05)
KINGSTON, Tenn. -- An inmate considered to be "extremely violent" escaped Tuesday after his wife gunned down and killed a guard who was escorting the shackled prisoner outside a courthouse, authorities said. The bloody escape set off an extensive search for George and Jennifer Hyatte. Helicopters circled over this eastern Tennessee town and schools -- open for student registration -- were locked down...
Bush: Rising energy, medical costs are cause for concern (08/10/05)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush voiced concern over soaring energy and health-care costs on Tuesday, while the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates to the highest level in nearly four years to guard against inflation. It was the Fed's 10th interest rate increase in 14 months to tighten credit and pushed the federal funds rate by one-quarter percentage point to 3.50 percent...
Jury rejects video game defense, convicts man in shooting deaths (08/10/05)
FAYETTE, Ala. -- Jurors found Devin Moore guilty on all counts Tuesday in the 2003 shooting deaths of two Fayette police officers and a dispatcher. The jury deliberated for just over an hour before convicting Moore, 20. Neither side of the courtroom showed emotion as the verdict was read...
9/11 hijackers reportedly linked to al-Qaida prior to terror attacks (08/10/05)
The Sept. 11 commission co-chairman said the information warrants a review. WASHINGTON -- The Sept. 11 commission will investigate a claim that U.S. defense intelligence officials identified ringleader Mohammed Atta and three other hijackers as a likely part of an al-Qaida cell more than a year before the hijackings but didn't forward the information to law enforcement...
Discovery safely returns; questions remain (08/10/05)
NASA wants to figure out foam problems before the next launch. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Safely back on Earth, though not quite home. Now the shuttle faces an uncertain future. Signaling its arrival with two thunderous sonic booms, Discovery hurtled out of a black desert sky to a smooth touchdown Tuesday after scrapping four landing attempts at its Florida base because of rain and lightning. ...
Researcher's shark repellent could save humans -- and sharks, too (08/10/05)
BIMINI, Bahamas -- For decades, people have been searching for a chemical substance that repels sharks. Now an American inventor believes he has grasped it. Eric Stroud, a research chemist who heads the Oak Ridge, N.J.-based company Shark Defense, comes to Bimini to test a chemical substance he believes will drive sharks away from dangerous fishing lines and, perhaps, also protect people. ...
Al-Qaida video depicts attacks on U.S. troops, begs for recruits (08/10/05)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A purported al-Qaida-made video shows militants in Afghanistan -- including Europeans, Arabs and others -- preparing to attack U.S. troops and showing off what they said was a U.S. military laptop. The video, parts of which have been shown by Al-Arabiya television, including a segment aired Tuesday, features interviews with a masked man yelling "As you bomb us, you will be bombed!" and shows a group of men packing explosives into bombs...
Iran to counter European nuclear proposal (08/10/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran's president said Tuesday he will submit new proposals in negotiations over his country's nuclear program but denounced a European offer of aid as an "insult," as the U.N. nuclear agency tried to resolve the crisis without referring Tehran to the Security Council...
Thieves dig tunnel, steal $67.8 million (08/10/05)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Thieves spent three months tunneling under a busy city boulevard in northeastern Brazil to break into a Central Bank vault and pull off the biggest robbery ever in South America's largest country. The crime that netted $67.8 million was remarkably similar to a tunnel heist last year in which more than $1 million was stolen from a Sao Paulo company that transports money for banks. ...
Palestinian leader urges calm during Israeli pullout from Gaza (08/10/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- With a week to go before Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned his people Tuesday that attacks during the pullout would harm their chances for independence. He also reassured Hamas rivals that long-overdue parliamentary elections will be held in January, although he did not set an exact date...
World digest 08/10/05 (08/10/05)
Britain may set up secret anti-terror courts LONDON -- Britain is considering setting up secretive courts to make it easier to prosecute terror suspects -- and to hold them without charge for longer than the current 14 days -- as part of the crackdown following the deadly London bombings, officials said Tuesday. ...
Troxel, Kinder perform well in AAU nationals (08/10/05)
Swimmers from the Gator Swim Team made up the foursomes for three winning relay teams and a runner-up team this past weekendin the 15- to 18-year-old boys division at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans. Steffen Troxel was a member of all four relay teams and also won six individual events with meet records in three of those events...
Barnes fends off Saxony duo (08/10/05)
He held off a challenge from Etzoldt and Maevers in his 5-kilometer tuneup for next month's City of Roses Half Marathon. Local runner Devon Barnes had a group of state champion Crusaders half his age to contend with among the 118 participants in the Jackson Homecomer 5K Race on Tuesday night at Jackson Park...
Former Flames forward McAmmond joins St. Louis (08/10/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues added depth to their forward line Tuesday, signing free agent left wing Dean McAmmond. The Blues also re-signed defenseman Bryce Salvador and announced that forwards Eric Boguniecki and Colin Hemingway had accepted qualifying offers...
College football: SIU No. 5 in preseason I-AA poll (08/10/05)
Defending NCAA Division I-AA champion James Madison tops the preseason poll from the Sports Network. Southern Illinois, which ended the regular season at No. 1 last season, is ranked No. 5 to start this year. The Salukis will be the opening opponent for Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 1...
Indianapolis Motor Speedway leaders unsure if they want to host Grand Prix (08/10/05)
Only six drivers competed in the June 19 event, the only stop in the United States for the Formula One series. INDIANAPOLIS -- Two months after the embarrassment of the U.S. Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials apparently aren't quite ready to forgive -- or forget...
Louisiana player backs out of commitment to Kansas (08/10/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Louisiana high schooler Dwight Lewis, the basketball player said he doesn't want to be a member of the Jayhawks after all. Lewis, soon to be a senior at Archbishop Rummel in Metarie, has told coaches he is withdrawing his oral commitment to Kansas for the second time. Kansas officials will likely make it final, dropping him from consideration for one of four scholarships for the 2006 season...
Cubs deal Remlinger to Red Sox (08/10/05)
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox tried to bolster their bullpen with yet another left-hander, getting Mike Remlinger and cash from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday for minor league pitcher Olivo Astacio. Remlinger made his Red Sox debut in Tuesday night's game against Texas but failed to record an out, starting the seventh inning and facing four batters before leaving with the bases loaded...
Congressmen query MLB about Palmeiro (08/10/05)
WASHINGTON -- Two congressmen asked Major League Baseball's commissioner, Bud Selig, to provide more details about the steroid testing that led to Rafael Palmeiro's 10-day suspension. Rep. Cliff Stearns, the Florida Republican who introduced a bill to establish uniform drug programs in professional sports, and Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, wrote to Selig on Tuesday requesting information about Palmeiro's case...
Anderson cut for violating team rules (08/10/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Cornerback Dwight Anderson, who had been competing for the St. Louis Rams nickel back job, was released Tuesday for violating team rules. Rams coach Mike Martz would not comment on the nature of the transgression. A Rams employee said Anderson missed curfew over the weekend...
Daytona makes pitch to NASCAR officials (08/10/05)
The home to the circuit's headquarters also hopes to be the home to its Hall of Fame. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Speedway officials on Tuesday unveiled the design of their bid for a new NASCAR Hall of Fame, a $70 million elliptical complex that would allow visitors to simultaneously watch races and view exhibits about the sport's heroes...
Rogers reinstated, set to pitch tonight (08/10/05)
NEW YORK -- Kenny Rogers was reinstated Tuesday when an arbitrator ruled that commissioner Bud Selig went too far by suspending the Texas pitcher for 20 games and fining him $50,000 for shoving two cameramen. Rogers will have missed 13 games by the time his reinstatement becomes effective today, when he's scheduled to start against Boston at Fenway Park...
Reyes earns win in his first start (08/10/05)
MILWAUKEE -- On any other pitching staff, Anthony Reyes would have earned an encore. The St. Louis Cardinals' top pitching prospect threw 6 1/3 innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut but didn't have much time to celebrate his 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday because the club planned to send him back to Class AAA Memphis this morning...
Rams set to test new turf in exhibition (08/10/05)
Jackson suffered a knee injury last year on the old surface at the Edward Jones Dome. The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- After getting his right knee beat up on the St. Louis Rams' old artificial turf field as a rookie, running back Steven Jackson pines for the real thing when he hits the field...
Busch plans change by 2007 (08/10/05)
The defending Cup champion will leave Roush Racing for Penske Racing South, but the timetable is not finalized. Reigning Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch is changing teams, moving from Roush Racing to Penske Racing South. The only question is when. Busch signed a multiyear contract to drive for Penske starting in 2007 and asked to be released from his current contract with Roush Racing, apparently in hopes of replacing retiring Rusty Wallace next season. ...
Sports briefs 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
Holcombs place first in couples league play; Southeast volleyball nets academic honor; Southeast soccer exhibition game set; Elfrink places in top two twice in horseshoes; Festus rolls to state Legion championship
Exploring the inspiration of Canadian culinary art (08/10/05)
According to Toronto's Alan Young, American and Canadian cuisines are comparable. "Both are bland, lacking in creativity and loaded with fat," he says, "with the only difference being that Americans serve much larger portions." Having just returned from another visit to the Great White North, I can tell you he's as wrong about his own cuisine as he is ours. There's far more to Canadian food than back bacon and maple syrup though, syrup figures prominently in the national diet...
Diabetic bran muffins are healthy treat for everyone (08/10/05)
Our family is thinking about the upcoming SEMO District Fair and our children are getting their projects ready to enter for judging. We got a copy of the fair book and then decided which categories we would try. Ross, our 11- year-old, made his first batch of chocolate chip cookies all by himself. ...
Brad and Jennifer couldn't appreciate what they had (08/10/05)
Even though most Hollywood marriages are as disposable as the new Cottonelle wipes, and most celebs are so boring and predictable they're not worth following, for some reason I care that Brad Pitt broke his vows to Jennifer Aniston. She's got it all -- sweet, talented, wealthy and beautiful -- but it's still sad to see someone face that sort of public humiliation. ...
CD Review: Killer Queen isn't killer at all (08/10/05)
Every now and then, one must set aside the worries of the day to ponder matters of great significance: Why are we here? Where do we come from? Does anyone actually thing Seann William Scott is a decent actor? Why do labels release so many tribute albums?...
The River City Players have A Few Good Men and Women (08/10/05)
While many people have been preparing for the fall semester or inventing creative ways to avoid the heat, the River City Players have been preparing for military life. The local volunteer theater group hasn't enlisted; they've been rehearsing their next production, the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men...
Book Review - Girls, Combat Boots, and Mixtapes: Joe Meno's Hairstyles of the Damned (08/10/05)
Joe Meno's Hairstyles of the Damned realistically capture the emotions, naivety, and angst of going through high school. The novel, Meno's third, follows the narrator, Brian through a year of experiences with skateboarding, family problems, and fist fighting. ...
Tour de Homecomers: Bike for health and charity (08/10/05)
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...
Cape Girardeau is getting some Lojic (08/10/05)
The testimonials on their website range from the frightening ("This band broke me off like an anthrax scare!") to the weird ("This band has more emotional baggage than Barbara Streisand!"). Their music sounds like the bastard child of Bob Marley and Alice in Chains. They are Lojic, and they are coming to Cape Girardeau...
Online journal chronicling development of Southeast's River Campus mural (08/10/05)
Gary Lucy, an award winning artist and graduate of Southeast Missouri State University who has been selected to design and create a mural for the University's River Campus, is using an online journal to educate the public about his progress with the project...
Open auditions for 'The Trojan Women' to be held Aug. 24 at Southeast (08/10/05)
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University invites the public to audition for the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, "The Trojan Women," at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 in Rose Theatre, with callbacks slated for Aug. 26. The play depicts the destruction wreaked on family, spirit and home as it tells the story of the women of Troy as they wait to be turned over to their new Greek masters, the very ones who murdered their husbands, brothers and sons...
Southeast gears up for opening week activities (08/10/05)
Southeast Missouri State University will welcome its new students with a full slate of activities beginning Aug. 18 that will culminate with the start of fall semester classes on Aug. 22. "The campus is gearing up for all of the wonderful activities planned for students during Opening Week 2005," said Theresa Haug Belvin, Assistant Director of New Student Programs. "Our students have a lot to look forward to this year, and the University is very excited to have our new students join us."...
The Cape Cyclism (08/10/05)
Once a haven for competitive cycling, Cape Girardeau has been without a racing event since 1997. That will change with the Cape Mountain Bike Challenge on August 28. The race, sponsored by Cyclewerx, is one of six on the 2005 Missouri State NORBA Mountain Bike Series. ...
Cafe 'n Me (08/10/05)
Abby Wong wants you to try her Bubble Tea. "It's easy to drink," the petite half-Chinese, half-Thai girl smiles. "All the kids will like itÍthe texture's like gummy bears." Called "Boba Tea" in Taiwan, the concoction combines sweet drinks with flavors like mocha cappuccino, jasmine milk tea and Thai tea with small "bubbles" of tapioca. ...
Cult Films: Putting the Cult in Culture! (08/10/05)
When regular, common people are asked to describe what a "cult film" is, strange things come to mind. First off, they tend to envision some freaky flick about a bizarre mind-control cabal led by a fanatical, charismatic guru who looks a lot like one of those Bee Gees dudes. ...
Tone Def All-Stars to go one last round (08/10/05)
Some bands exist only for the sake of playing music and are inward, withdrawn and stodgy while playing. Some bands exist only because they believe that, without a doubt, they are "the next big thing," as they fumble over their power chords and cause the venue's bar to have about as much success as Larry Flynt selling magazine subscriptions to a church ladies group. ...
Entertainment Guide (08/10/05)
Upcoming and continuing Through August 14 The Sound of Music, The Muny, St. Louis; Considered by some to be Rodgers & Hammerstein's greatest musical, The Sound of Music surely showcases some of their greatest music. Set against the Austrian Alps, a young postulant falls in love with a military widower and his seven unruly children...
CD Review: Billy Corgan embraces the future and the past (08/10/05)
On his first solo album, The Future Embrace, Billy Corgan looks to exorcise the demons of his past by simply ignoring them. However, if you think The Future Embrace sounds familiar, then you're probably not dreaming. The album steals much of its sound from the Smashing Pumpkins' album Adore, which itself was an attempt in many ways to sound like the Cure. ...
Jim Birk (08/10/05)
Jim C. Birk, 70, of Shawneetown passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Jackson, son of Theodor C. and Adeline Isabelle Bennett Birk. Jim was baptized March 31, 1935, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson, and was confirmed April 10, 1949, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Grade School and was a 1953 graduate of Jackson High School...
Nina Thrall (08/10/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Nina Julia Thrall, 85, of Logansport, Ind., died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Logansport Memorial Hospital. She was born March 26, 1920, in Perryville, daughter of William J. and Blanche C. Faherty Killian. She and Lt. Maurice E. Thrall were married Oct. 20, 1946, in Perryville. He died Dec. 2, 1993...
Daphna Bruening (08/10/05)
Daphna N. Bruening, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. She was born May 21, 1915, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of Daniel W. and Eva Hearn Sanford. She married Leo F. Bruening, who died Jan. 3, 1996. Bruening had worked at Libson Shops. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church...
Births 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
Pennel; Jenkins; Ledure; Ernst; Tubbs; Morgan; Spiker; Hoehn; Rogers; Wright
Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 5:53 p.m. emergency medical service in the 100 block of East Rodney Drive. * At 8:37 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of South Kingshighway. * At 10:58 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Jefferson Street...
Cape police report 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
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Out of the past 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 10, 1980 BENTON, Mo. -- The Rev. James Reynolds has been appointed pastor of St. Denis Catholic Parish in Benton by Bishop Bernard Law of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic Diocese; Reynolds, who will assume his new duties Aug. 28, replaces the Rev. John W. Baker, who has been granted a sabbatical for study...
The votes (08/10/05)
Last week's vote in Jackson approving a bond issue that will modernize Jackson High School was much closer than the vote in Cape Girardeau extending for another five years a half-cent sales tax to pay for improvements to roads and bridges. Just over 28 percent of the registered voters in Jackson turned out and gave the school bond issue 54 percent of the vote. ...
State too fussy about proof of birth (08/10/05)
To the editor: It is time to renew my driver's license. I was denied a renewal because all I had for a birth certificate was a certificate with a background of the U.S. Capitol that said, "United States of America, Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Notification of Birth Registration." The certificate shows the date of my birth and testified that a record of it is preserved under a file number in the office of vital statistics in Des Moines, Iowa. ...
Speak Out 8/10/05 (08/10/05)
It's the time law; Public health policy; Democrat bashing; Orientation helps; Pork perspective; The dark side?; Funding fountain; Great billboards; If it oinks ...; Super-size, please; This year's asphalt; Proper documents; Stopping bombers; Burden is on us; No coddling; Almost unbearable; Traveling grass
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