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Stories from Friday, August 19, 2005

Thebes woman injured in collision on Highway 72 (08/19/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Thebes, Ill., woman was injured Thursday afternoon in Cape Girardeau County when her car collided with a car carrying two Missouri residents, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Cynthia Hickerson, 48, received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. ...
Marble Hill woman injured in Bollinger County crash (08/19/05)
A Marble Hill, Mo., woman was injured late Wednesday when the car she was riding in struck a bridge in Bollinger County, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported. Lela Nanney, 40, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, the patrol reported. ...
Police officer, suspect receive wounds during scuffle (08/19/05)
A police officer and a man suspected in a domestic battery received minor wounds Thursday evening during a scuffle at a home off North Lick Creek Road in Union County, Ill. According to a news release issued by Union County State's Attorney Allen James, officers of the Union County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police were responding to the domestic battery when the scuffle occurred...
Alzheimer's fund raiser planned Saturday (08/19/05)
Auburn Creek Assisted Living and The Arbors, 2910 Beaver Creek Drive, Cape Girardeau, will hold a fund raiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Purchase of a grilled hot dog or hamburger get a free spin on the "Wheel of Prizes." Car wash begins at 10 a.m., live music begins at 6 p.m. with Darrell and Cathy Hobbs...
Arriving SEMO students face traffic issues (08/19/05)
When students and parents flooded the Southeast Missouri State University campus Thursday, they were met with a Broadway open to two-way traffic and a usable Broadway/Henderson Avenue intersection. Two-way traffic was opened on Broadway from Pacific Street to West End Boulevard on Monday, where it had been one-way for weeks due to a widening project...
Moving ahead of the class (08/19/05)
New university students were greeted with volunteer movers, bottled water and traffic detours. By the end of the day Thursday, Cape Girardeau's population had spiked by about 1,200 people. The mass influx came as students ready to start their first year at Southeast Missouri State University settled into their new dorm homes on move-in day...
Low MAP scores shock Cape school officials (08/19/05)
Scott City, Jackson students fare better than their Cape counterparts. Low scores on the state's student achievement tests shocked and dismayed Cape Girardeau school officials who questioned Thursday how the district could fare so poorly in meeting federal education guidelines...
Nixon launches funeral plan probe (08/19/05)
Funeral service business suspected of taking customers' money, but not delivering services. Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Thursday filed a preliminary injunction in Scott County Circuit Court against Mike Graham and Associates for allegedly taking money for dozens of grave markers that were never delivered and selling space in a mausoleum in Rolla that has not yet been constructed...
Forum helps area Medicaid patients understand cuts (08/19/05)
Sixty-five people from across Southeast Missouri came to the Osage Community Centre Thursday to learn how to become better advocates for their own health. The forum was presented by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Missouri. Farmington resident Jimmy Pearce has not been affected by the state's recent cuts in Medicaid cuts. But, he said, "I'm afraid they'll cut our insurance off and our checks won't cover medicine."...
Community Caring Council presentation scheduled (08/19/05)
The Community Caring Council will present speaker Emily Johnson from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in St. Paul, Minn., in the program "Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Missouri" at 7:30 a.m. today at SADI, 121 S. Broadview St. in Cape Girardeau...
Two juveniles arrested for KFC robberies (08/19/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two juveniles were arrested this week on charges of robbing the KFC restaurant at 2101 William St. In the July 21 robbery, two men entered the restaurant about 9:30 p.m., one with a gun, and demanded money. At the time of the robbery, police issued descriptions that one suspect appeared to be in his mid-20s and the other somewhat younger. ...
Nixon 'very interested' in 2008 gubernatorial race (08/19/05)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon said Thursday that he is "very interested" in challenging Republican Gov. Matt Blunt in the 2008 election. Nixon, in his fourth term as attorney general, had previously left open the possibility of seeking higher office and his comments Thursday were his strongest yet about his political ambitions...
'Precious Doe' once again laid to rest (08/19/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the second time, the slain little girl long known as Precious Doe was buried in a Kansas City cemetery on Thursday, surrounded by the neighbors and investigators who kept her case alive for four years. Only now, the grave marker is not a simple stone. The rectangular piece of marble bears a picture of the 3-year-old's face and, more importantly, that she was named Erica Michelle Marie Green...
Kansas City homicide toll rises (08/19/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three people were killed Wednesday in two separate shootings in Kansas City, police said. The deaths bring to 76 the number of homicides reported for the year in the city. The first victim was discovered when officers were called to investigate a shooting. The man, identified only as in his 30s, was taken to a hospital, where he died...
Murder numbers up in the Big Easy (08/19/05)
City leaders hope to avoid thankless designation of nation's murder capital. NEW ORLEANS -- Last year, university researchers conducted an experiment in which police fired 700 blank rounds in a New Orleans neighborhood in a single afternoon. No one called to report the gunfire...
Pope makes first foreign trip, returning to his native Germany (08/19/05)
WASHINGTON -- More teens are saying there are drugs in their schools, and those who have access to them are more likely to try them, said a Columbia University survey released Thursday. Twenty-eight percent of middle-school-student respondents reported that drugs are used, kept or sold at their schools, a 47 percent jump since 2002, according to the 10th annual teen survey by Columbia's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse...
Harvard, Princeton again share top spot on U.S. News rankings (08/19/05)
For the third straight year, Harvard and Princeton share the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's best colleges. In fact, the full rankings look much like last year, with not one school in the top 20 moving more than two spots in either direction. Rounding out the top five are Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke and Stanford, who tied. The top four liberal arts colleges also are unchanged, with Williams again No. 1...
Nation briefs 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
Former Chicago Sun-Times publisher indicted for fraud CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Sun-Times publisher David Radler, a lawyer for the newspaper's parent company and a media holding company controlled by Conrad Black were indicted on federal fraud charges Thursday for allegedly diverting $32 million from shareholders. ...
NASA pushes next flight to 2006 to understand foam loss problem (08/19/05)
KFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip -- Riot troops stormed synagogues in two hardline Jewish settlements Thursday to evict hundreds of militant holdouts who locked arms in a human chain and pelted soldiers with acid, oil and sand, the most violent clashes in Israel's historic Gaza pullout...
Indians put refreshing twist to old 'soap game' (08/19/05)
If you're going to the soap game tonight in Jackson, don't bring soap. "It's a Gatorade game this year," Jackson coach Carl Gross said. While the soap game tradition dates back to at least 1981, according to Gross, Jackson actually has collected other items in the past, including towels...
Long on speed, short on experience (08/19/05)
The players slated to do the bulk of the ball carrying for Southeast Missouri State this season accounted for a grand total of 60 rushing yards last year...
Redhawks will be on exhibition (08/19/05)
The Southeast volleyball and soccer teams will have exhibition matches against alumni this weekend. Southeast Missouri State volleyball and soccer fans will have a unique opportunity to see some of the former stars from both programs in action Saturday...
Jackson concludes play at Cal Ripken World Series (08/19/05)
Southeast Missourian The Jackson 12-and-under baseball team won its final two pool play games Wednesday and Thursday at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Md., to finish with a 2-2 record. Jackson did not advance to the final eight for the elimination bracket, which begins today...
Woods, Singh among trio tied for NEC lead (08/19/05)
Three days after the major championship season ended, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh played like they still have plenty to prove Thursday by taking a share of the lead in the NEC Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Woods twice escaped trouble from the trees but never came close to making bogey on a Firestone course that offered no letup for those coming off the PGA Championship. He made a 15-foot birdie on his final hole for a 4-under 66, and later was joined by Singh and Henrik Stenson of Sweden...
KC tries to land hall of fame (08/19/05)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- NASCAR officials became visitors to the state's biggest attractions Thursday, as they worked to decide whether to add stock car racing's hall of fame to the mix. And once again, they tried to deflect talk that the Kansas City area -- the only Midwestern site among the five hopefuls -- had already been quietly selected even before NASCAR officials started their recent round of visits...
HBO to air Moss's marijuana revelation (08/19/05)
Oakland Raiders receiver Randy Moss admits he has used marijuana since entering the NFL seven years ago and still smokes it "every blue moon." "I have used, you know, marijuana ... since I've been in the league," Moss said in an interview for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" scheduled to air Tuesday night. "But as far as abusing it and, you know, letting it take control over me, I don't do that, no."...
Royals will try to end skid in Oakland (08/19/05)
SEATTLE -- A psychologist might call it a simple case of denial. The Kansas City Royals, however, cannot escape the harsh, unmistakable facts: They are on a losing streak with seemingly no end. "We don't want to think about the record," center fielder David DeJesus said after the Royals were swept by the Seattle Mariners to run their losing string to 18 games, three shy of the American League mark...
18-game losing streak ends apathy in Kansas City (08/19/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a bizarre twist that no one expected, this long, miserable losing streak which has turned Kansas City into a national joke may wind up doing the Royals some good. At least people do, for a change, seem to care. Embarrassment and anger have shocked fans out of their apathy. Instead of just shrugging off one more losing year, they're demanding action...
Rolen's two options- play injured or have surgery (08/19/05)
The third baseman ponders putting off additional surgery on his ailing shoulder. ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen faces a gut-wrenching decision: undergo season-ending surgery on his still-ailing left shoulder, or try to play into October far below his best with the team that had the major leagues' best record...
Arizona blisters Cards, wins 9-2 (08/19/05)
Luis Gonzalez blasted two home runs to help the Diamondbacks avoid a sweep. ST. LOUIS -- The only player Claudio Vargas seemed to have trouble with was the opposing pitcher. Vargas gave up two hits and an RBI to Jason Marquis but not much else in six innings, Luis Gonzalez homered twice, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep...
Sports briefs 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
Basketball...
Fifth gear 101 (08/19/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: Whenever I am driving, my dear husband and I have an argument about fifth gear. I was taught not to use fifth gear unless I am going to be driving on a long stretch of road without traffic lights or I am on the freeway (we have a 1998 Volkswagen Passat). ...
Is that Jell-O? (08/19/05)
I love my extended family -- cousins included. I really do. But it's hard to come away from your own family reunion completely unscathed. All those people, after all, are related to you or married to someone who shares your gene pool. Family reunions are nothing more than Thanksgiving dinners held outdoors on a hot day instead of indoors on a cold day. And with no TV football relief...
History repeats itself: Chevy Impala is more refined, efficient (08/19/05)
If you're old enough to remember the original 1958 Chevy Impala, you also remember the hysteria of the '70s, when fuel prices doubled while we waited in line for the privilege of purchasing overpriced lead-laced go-juice. Now we have a new Impala, and once again, outrageous fuel prices. ...
In the shadow of global terrorist attacks, new museum celebratess the lives of Arab Americans (08/19/05)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- In the shadow of global terrorist attacks, a new museum serves to celebrate the lives of Arab Americans -- a group as varied as any other. "We think there is a story here. It's the American story," said Ismael Ahmed, who helped get the museum off the ground after more than a decade of planning and fund raising...
Everybody's a critic: 'Skeleton Key' (08/19/05)
1/2 star (out of four stars) I'm only giving this movie half a star. I didn't care for it, although the flashbacks into the past were neat. The magic effects were pretty cool, but most of the rest of special effects were awful and below standards. Most of the viewers at the theater seemed to share my opinion...
Tone Def All-Stars to bid adieu at 'home base' club (08/19/05)
After a successful five-year, eclectic musical run, the Tone Def All-Stars are calling it quits. On Saturday, the band hopes to go out with a bang, playing a show at the club that has become their home base, Breakaways, at 9 p.m. For guitarist/vocalist Darrel Chad, the end of Tone Def will be a bittersweet experience after a half-decade of fun...
Looking for a few good men (08/19/05)
Producing a community theater drama may not be Marine Corps boot camp or standing guard at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but for the River City Players it's still plenty of challenge. For about six weeks, the Players have been rehearsing for tonight -- a night of powerful drama and high tension called "A Few Good Men." For the men -- and women -- of the theater troupe, the experience has been a test. ...
Artifacts 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
Sedgewickville Fun Fest scheduled for Sept. 3; 'Trucks Stops and Coffee Shops' at Grace Cafe; American Indian artifact show in Jefferson City; Two local women have published books; Paducah theater taking registration for classes; Bootheel Youth Museum opens new exhibit Sept. 1
At the theaters 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
'40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'Red Eye'; 'Supercross'; 'Valiant'; Still in theaters; 'Bad News Bears'; 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'; 'Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo'; 'The Dukes of Hazzard'; 'Fantastic Four'; 'Four Brothers'; 'The Island'; 'March of the Penguins'; 'Must Love Dogs'; 'Skeleton Key'; 'Sky High'; 'Stealth'; 'War of the Worlds'; 'The Wedding Crashers'
Beatrice Parrish (08/19/05)
Beatrice Parrish, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Dover, Tenn., daughter of Allen M. and Lockey M. Fitzhugh Thomason. She and Elzie Parrish were married Nov. 2, 1945. He preceded her in death...
Esther Ackman (08/19/05)
Esther L. Ackman, 94, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 2001. She was born Oct. 14, 1910, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Pearl and Maggie Foster McCain. She and Robert D. Ackman were married Jan. 31, 1931, in Murphysboro, Ill. He passed away Oct. 28, 1975...
Births 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
Urhahn; Davis; Rose; Richard; Davis; Mungle; Masengill; Ford; Stevens; Knotts
Cape fire report 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * At 4:32 p.m., an alarm sounding at the 1000 Towers Complex. * At 8:38 p.m, emergency medical service at William Street and South Silver Springs Road. * At 9:05 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Spanish Street...
Cape police report 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 19, 1980 The Jackson Board of Aldermen met behind closed doors last night to discuss the role of the city in legal efforts to block the move of circuit and probate court clerk offices from the county seat to Cape Girardeau. MOUNDS, Ill. ...
Level standards (08/19/05)
For most American motorists, the complexities of gasoline pricing are beyond easy comprehension. And efforts to learn more about the reasons for the current increases at the nation's gas pumps often lead to confusing and conflicting information. One factor -- among many that have an impact on retail gasoline prices -- is the cost at refineries that are required to produce various types of gasoline to meet federal, state and local clean-air emissions standards. ...
Dodgeball youths seek support (08/19/05)
To the editor: Over the past three and a half years, I've met the greatest people I know. A kid without direction, I was invited to spend my Friday nights playing dodgeball. No alcohol. No discrimination. Just fun with a genuine bunch of youths. I realize there's a lot of uproar about the Jackson Underground Dodgeball League. ...
Tax estates like ordinary income (08/19/05)
To the editor: U.S. Sen. Bill Frist's column on the estate tax left out a few facts your readers should know. Only 1 percent of estates pay any tax at all, and even supporters of the repeal know that it is a myth that the family farm and small businesses have to be sold to pay the estate tax...
Nameless angels deserve thanks (08/19/05)
To the editor: On Aug. 7, my two daughters, two grandsons and I were on a shopping trip to the mall in Cape Girardeau. My older daughter, Tammy, and her two boys -- Adrian, 1, and Alex, 6 -- went ahead to our van. When my younger daughter, Emily, and I arrived at the van, Adrian had had a seizure. There was a wonderful woman there holding Adrian and trying to comfort his mother. The fire department arrived and escorted us to Saint Francis Medical Center...
Speak Out 8/19/05 (08/19/05)
Better and better; Feeling the grief; Slow down and save; Nab those pets; Move to the right; Let's start living; God created evolution; Singled out for ticket; Library issues; Ticket change
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