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Armed man apprehended (06/29/06)
A Poplar Bluff, Mo. man was apprehended early Thursday at a Cape Girardeau residence where he had been waving around a hand-gun and threatening to kill himself, police say. Everett Way, 46, was arrested and charged with the class D misdemeanor of unlawful use of a weapon. He remained in custody Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Police Department on a $7,500 bond...
Volunteers compile mail scams for investigators (06/29/06)
Gathered at a table stacked with junk mail, 19 volunteers sorted through the pile at the Missouri Veterans Home to help in Attorney General Jay Nixon's investigation of con artists operating through the mail. This is the attorney general's first statewide operation looking into mail-based fraud in 10 years...
SEMO to build "convocation center" at River Campus (06/29/06)
Southeast Missouri State University will spend an estimated $1.6 million to build a "convocation center" addition to the River Campus arts school that's under construction. The board of regents approved the expansion at its meeting Wednesday in St. Louis...
Cape Co. commissioners will consider runoff ordinance (06/29/06)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners today will review a proposal for rules to control runoff from new developments. In a meeting set for 9:30 a.m. at the Osage Community Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway, the commission will be presented with a proposed ordinance that requires developers to make sure their construction projects don't worsen the impact of flash floods...
Resurfacing Broadway (06/29/06)
An asphalt mill removed the road surface on Broadway between Pacific Street and Houck Place Wednesday.
Electrical fire (06/29/06)
Cape Girardeau firefighters sprayed down the engine compartment of a burned-out 1996 Ford Mustang on Wednesday. At 1:20 p.m. the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a call of a car fire at 918 Linden St. When firefighters arrived they found the Mustang and a Yukon on fire along with the single-car carport the vehicles were parked under. ...
Hanaway discusses meth in Cape Girardeau (06/29/06)
With Missouri seeing a decrease in methamphetamine labs due to tougher laws on the drug's ingredients, local and federal officials are preparing for an influx of out-of-the-country imports. "This is a shift in the battle on drugs," Cape Girardeau Sheriff John Jordan said Wednesday during a news conference with federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway...
Cape to test sirens today at Shawnee Sports Complex (06/29/06)
Cape Girardeau will test its newest outdoor warning siren during a 9 a.m. ceremony today at Shawnee Park Sports Complex on Highway 74. The siren is funded by a $10,000 donation from Bo Shantz representing State Farm Insurance Cos. Funds from CAYSA Youth Soccer and MACO Management will also go toward the siren. This is the third siren purchased by an organization or corporation through the city's Adopt-A-Siren program...
Five plead guilty to fraternity house vandalism (06/29/06)
Five men pleaded guilty this week and fined $50 for their role in vandalizing a rival Southeast Missouri State University fraternity house. Brian C. Beckring, 19, Geoffrey J. Peterson, 19, Brett A. Fay, 19, all of Towers North; Ryan A. Zust, 19, of Towers West; and Patrick J. Betley, 19, of O'Fallon, Mo., entered their guilty plea to misdemeanor trespassing Tuesday before Associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen. Each was fined $50...
Cape woman facing forgery charges waives preliminary hearing (06/29/06)
A woman charged with forging $22,582 in checks from a faith-based organization was bound over to Circuit Court Wednesday. Sherma S. Wilks, 38, of 3916 Hopper Drive, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp, who scheduled her to appear in Circuit Court July 10 before Judge Benjamin Lewis...
A new ordinance has turned Cape police into signbusters (06/29/06)
I n the two months since the sign ordinance took effect in Cape Girardeau, nuisance abatement supervisor Ty Metzger and two other patrolmen in the division have been awfully busy. "This is our busy time of year anyway. In the summertime we get a lot more animal calls and a lot more calls for weeds and trash complaints. So when you add that on top of what we're trying to get accomplished with the new ordinance, it's just been a lot of things to do," Metzger said...
Red House Interpretive Center plans July events (06/29/06)
n 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday -- The Sons of the American Revolution will display 27 period flags in front of the Red House. Representatives of the Bear Track Trading Post from Anna, Ill., will fire a brass, half-scale Napoleon cannon on the Red House grounds and demonstrating function, proper loading and firing. They will show how to make loads, different projectiles and explain the use of each projectile...
Jackson Heritage Association offers more visitors through partnerships (06/29/06)
Visitors to the upcoming Oliver House Museum open house at 224 East Adams St. in Jackson will enjoy the added attraction of the period gardens, named for Marie Watkins Oliver, who lived in the house with her husband, Sen. Robert B. Oliver, until 1898. Tours are available from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday...
SAR preserves area history with ceremony to mark grave (06/29/06)
The Allen Laws Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday in honor of Alexander McClain, a Revolutionary War soldier who is the great-great-great-grandfather of Randy McClain of Cape Girardeau. The group will place a SAR marker on the grave of at Apple Creek Cemetery in Pocahontas, Mo...
Lions Club members help celebrate anniversary (06/29/06)
Several members of the Cape Evening Lions Club helped the Ste. Genevieve Lions celebrate their 75th anniversary recently. Past district governor Marshall James was master of ceremonies. Ste. Genevieve Mayor Dick Greminger welcomed the Lions, and immediate past district governor Robert McKlin introduced featured speaker Freddie Joyce from Searcy, Ark...
Marine Corps League meets for annual state convention (06/29/06)
Members of the Corporal Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment No. 1081 of Cape Girardeau sponsored the Department of Missouri annual convention in June 2003 and the Midwest division fall conference in October 2005. The group will sponsor the Department of Missouri annual convention in 2007...
Blunt promotes bill requiring booster seats for older children (06/29/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Grace Keenan might have to stay in a booster seat until she is 8 years old under a bill Gov. Matt Blunt promoted Wednesday. But the 5-year-old and her twin sister, Sarah, don't mind. The girls, who delivered thank-you notes to the governor during a bill-signing event at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, said the restraints are important...
Missouri to include advertisements in vehicle registration notices (06/29/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- New license plate renewal notices began going out to Missouri motorists Thursday with bright colors and a little something extra: advertisements for such things as satellite radio, insurance and credit cards. The state has contracted with a suburban Boston-based company to handle the printing of its vehicle registration notices. Imagitas Inc. is providing the printing for free in exchange for the right to sell and insert commercial advertisements in the packets...
Anesthesiologists unwilling to assist in Missouri executions (06/29/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Two days after a federal judge ordered Missouri to revamp its execution procedures, the state's corrections chief says it is finding it "very challenging" to land one key component -- a board-certified anesthesiologist to assist in lethal injections...
Most of Texas redistricting plan upheld (06/29/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld most of the pro-Republican Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and freed all states to draw new political boundaries as often as they want. The court, however, said that part of the new Texas map failed to protect minority voting rights, a small victory for Democratic and minority groups who accused Republicans of an unconstitutional power grab in drawing boundaries that booted four Democrats from office.. ...
Officials in northeastern Pa. order up to 200,000 evacuated (06/29/06)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Packing the family car, Laura Lockman was taking no chances, not with up to 200,000 of her neighbors ordered to evacuate, not in a house where water once reached the second floor. She, her husband, their three children and a puppy named Pebbles were leaving their Wilkes-Barre home, a half-mile from the Susquehanna River, swelling from some of the Northeast's worst flooding in decades. They weren't among those ordered to leave, but that didn't matter...
Nation digest 06/29/06 (06/29/06)
Study: B vitamin pills don't keep brains sharp Folate and B vitamin pills failed to help keep elderly people's brains and memories sharp in the longest study yet to test this approach. The findings were published in today's New England Journal of Medicine. ...
Iraq groups offer to halt all attacks (06/29/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks -- including those on American troops -- if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials said Wednesday...
Archaeologists unveil newest pharaonic tomb (06/29/06)
LUXOR, Egypt -- Archaeologists on Wednesday fully unveiled the first tomb discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in more than 80 years, and cracked open the last of seven sarcophagi inside to reveal embalming materials and jewelry. "This is even better than finding a mummy -- it's a treasure," said chief curator Nadia Lokma, beaming at the sarcophagus packed with fragile fabrics and other materials that would crumble into dust if touched...
Israel buzzes home of Syrian president (06/29/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel sent tanks into northern Gaza and arrested the Palestinian deputy prime minister and dozens of other Hamas government officials, escalating its response to the abduction of one of its soldiers. The moves came late Wednesday Central time after thousands of troops moved into southern Gaza and Israeli warplanes roared over the summer home of Syria's president, who is blamed for harboring Hamas leaders...
Oran trio among four local players honored in all-state selections (06/29/06)
Another deep postseason run for Class 1 baseball power Oran netted the Eagles three players on the recently released Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team. Oran junior Chase Seyer, sophomore Caleb Seyer and senior Austin Dumey each garnered all-state honors. All three players are receiving all-state honors for the second time this month, as the three players also made the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters all-state team as well...
Cape Girardeau gets crushed by defending state champion Festus (06/29/06)
Festus annually fields one of the state's top American Legion baseball teams, and this year's edition continued its strong season Wednesday night by routing Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons. Scoring early and often, visiting Festus pounded out a 10-1 victory at Capaha Field. The game went just seven innings as was agreed upon prior to the contest...
Former Cornhuskers will add flavor to Samuel's first fundraiser tourney (06/29/06)
First-year Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel is dipping into his Nebraska roots to spice up his program's fundraiser golf tournament. Samuel said former Nebraska stars Tommie Frazier and Jamie Williams have committed to attending, while ex-Cornhuskers standout Broderick Thomas also is likely to be on hand...
Cape Legion junior team posts 3-2 victory vs. Festus (06/29/06)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team defeated visiting Festus 3-2 in eight innings. Alex Shell, who had two hits and two RBI's, delivered the game-winning single. Nick Allen and Joe Uhls had two hits apiece. Blake Smith earned the pitching win for Cape (14-19), striking out five and allowing six hits in eight innings...
Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department standings 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Through June 21 6-on-6 SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Through Friday...
Area sports digest 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
Cotner aces No. 12 at Kimbeland Country Club Earl Cotner, of Cape Girardeau, carded his second career ace at Kimbeland Country Club on Monday. Cotner used an 8 iron from 90 yards out on No. 12. Witnesses were Raymond Boren, Jack Kramer and Jack Evans...
Jackson shows improvement by taking two from Scott County (06/29/06)
Logan Lawson drove in three runs and went a perfect 4-for-4, and Geoff Enders battled through a rough patch in the sixth inning as the Jackson American Legion team slipped by Scott County 7-6 on Wednesday in the opener of a doubleheader at Chaffee. In the nightcap, Jackson routed Scott County 13-4 for its fifth straight win...
Barrett back from suspension in time for city series (06/29/06)
CHICAGO -- Michael Barrett's 10-game suspension for punching A.J. Pierzynski ends Friday, just in time for the Cubs catcher to play in what promises to be an emotionally charged rematch with the White Sox. "I just reacted," Barrett said Wednesday, looking back on his punch that set off a brawl May 20. ...
Long, wet course should favor long hitters (06/29/06)
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Newport Country Club is dripping with history. The links-style course is such a throwback that it still doesn't have an irrigation system. The first major champion in the United States was crowned at Newport in 1895, and the club is one of the five charter members of the USGA...
Wimbledon results 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
Wednesday at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England; Purse: $18.87 million; (Grand Slam); Surface: Grass-Outdoor Men First Round Martin Lee, Britain, def. Dick Norman, Belgium, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). Alberto Martin, Spain, def. Alessio di Mauro, Italy, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1...
Brooks, Roy among four elected (06/29/06)
TORONTO -- "Miracle on Ice" coach Herb Brooks and Patrick Roy, the NHL's winningest goaltender, highlight the newest class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Former NHL player Dick Duff and executive Harley Hotchkiss also received enough votes from the selection committee, the hall announced Wednesday. All four will be inducted in November...
Italian player taken No. 1 on busy day (06/29/06)
NEW YORK -- Andrea Bargnani went first. Then came the trades. The Toronto Raptors selected Bargnani with the No. 1 pick Wednesday night in an unpredictable NBA draft that saw four of the top seven picks switch teams by the middle of the first round...
Sport gets bad image from fouls, red cards (06/29/06)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Whoever wins the World Cup, one definite loser will be soccer's battered image of fair play. A record number of red cards, including four in one game and three in the first 46 minutes of another, suggests there is something fundamentally wrong with the world's most popular sport, although FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ripped the referees for mistakes and inconsistencies...
105-year-old Georgian averages better than his age (06/29/06)
CLEVELAND, Ga. -- With his mouth wide open and one arm in the air, Bill Hargrove leaned to the right as he faced the bowling lane, seeming to silently will his ball to roll in that direction. Moments later, at the ball return, he turned to his friend, Tom Smith, and asked, "How many did I get?"...
Cards find way to end losing streak (06/29/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Any win is exciting for the St. Louis Cardinals right now, no matter how it falls into their lap. Jhonny Peralta's throwing error, one of two by the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning, allowed the winning run to score in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory Wednesday night that ended an eight-game losing streak. The skid was the franchise's longest since 1988...
Gordon shows rare emotion after victory (06/29/06)
It's true Jeff Gordon hasn't won races in bunches lately, but it still was a little surprising to see the four-time NASCAR champion get so emotional after his latest win Sunday on the road course in Sonoma, Calif. Gordon said he became choked up while driving toward Victory Lane after stopping to pick up the checkered flag...
Back to nature: A look at raw herbal medicines (06/29/06)
With an estimated 19 percent of Americans using herbal medicines and other dietary supplements, jars of capsules and tablets crowd grocery and drugstore shelves. But in some areas, particularly in ethnic communities, many people buy their medicinal herbs in raw plant form...
Health calendar 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
Today "Ask Your Doctor," 8 to 9 p.m., cable Channel Five. Dr. George Pjura will discuss PET scans. To phone in a question, call 334-3095. Stroke Club picnic, 5 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church's fellowship hall. Members bring a covered dish and a prize for bingo. For information, call 651-5825...
Made in your hometown (06/29/06)
June 29, 2006 Dear Leslie, Our friend Julie is selling the business she started 23 years ago. She began with a small store on the Plaza in Arcata, Calif. Her goal was to provide a few jobs during a recession. She reasoned that she could employ a few people and stock her store with things on consignment made by people on the North Coast, where artisans abound...
Reversing the sun's damage (06/29/06)
"I like my wrinkles," declared one of my chipper gal pals. "They're like a road map to where I've been in my life." That's fine for her, but I don't like the idea of everyone reading about past travels on my face. Actually, I imagine any face-readers will quickly determine a big part of my history was spent in the sun. They wouldn't be geniuses. We all know by now that too much exposure to UVA and UVB rays not only causes skin cancer, but wrinkles...
Thomas Clanin Sr. (06/29/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Thomas Henry "Trapper" Clanin Sr., 56, of Marble Hill died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1950, in St. Louis, son of John Henry T. and Bethel J. Robinson Clanin. He and Beverly Jewel England were married April 5, 1997, at Marble Hill...
Charles Pender (06/29/06)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Charles Richard Pender, 74, of Murphysboro died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Alto Pass, Ill., son of George and Edith Leggans Pender. He and Margaret Neighbors were married Feb. 1, 1954, in Alto Pass...
Vincent Miller (06/29/06)
Vincent Paul Miller, 85, of Scott City went to heaven Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 15, 1920, at Illmo, son of David and Lottie Miller. He and Dorothy Blattel were married Feb. 17, 1942, at Kelso, Mo., and enjoyed 65 years of marital bliss...
Agatha Giese (06/29/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Agatha Marietta Giese, 83, formerly of St. Louis, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in a hospital near Angier, N.C. She was born June 11, 1923, at New Hamburg, daughter of Herman Joseph and Mary Amelia Schere Glueck. She and William "Bill" Giese were married in 1955...
Caroline Robert (06/29/06)
KELSO, Mo. -- Caroline Stella Robert, 92, of Kelso died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 31, 1913, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of George and Katie Glueck Scherer. She and Charles Frank Robert were married May 18, 1937, at New Hamburg. He died Dec. 5, 2001...
Robert Earley (06/29/06)
Robert James Earley, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau, where he was a resident. He was born April 5, 1923, in St. Louis, son of Elmer and Cornelia Schmidt Earley. He and Naomi M. Mauck were married Dec. 18, 1943, in King City, Calif. She preceded him in death Feb. 14, 2005...
Births 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
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Out of the past 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
25 years ago: June 29, 1981 COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau officials voice their protests to the pending plan of the Federal Aviation Administration to close the control tower at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport; Cape Girardeau representatives and officials from three other Missouri communities where the FAA has proposed tower closures let their opposition be known to Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, who called the meeting to solicit opinions on the FAA plan...
Speak out 6/29/06 (06/29/06)
Weed control As a real estate agent in Cape Girardeau, I typically drive prospective homeowners from out of town to the neighborhood schools. The Cape Girardeau School District needs to do a better job at weed control. The tall weeds in front of Blanchard Elementary almost cover up the sign in front of the school. ...
Ability to trust and be trusted key to recovery from drug abuse (06/29/06)
By HARRY MARTIN On Sunday, June 18, an individual in Speak Out complained about a running feature in your paper profiling drug addicts in recovery. It was titled "Glorifying addicts." This person questioned your motive and said "stop parading these reformed dope heads around as if they're model citizens." Four days later another Speak Out voiced complaint also (maybe the same person) saying that "drug addicts are losers, plain and simple." Sadly, these people probably represent the feelings of many of us, not totally excluding myself, and perhaps even caught some of us off guard; secure in our sanctimonious calm that social and medical advances for addiction are taking care of things OK.. ...
Before the flood (06/29/06)
No one who lives in the unincorporated parts of Alexander County in Illinois has flood insurance. The county commission quit the federal flood insurance program in 1988, making Alexander County the only Illinois county along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers without protection against flooding...
What will it take to end the wars? (06/29/06)
To the editor Soon we will be celebrating our nation's birth. Many lives were lost so that we could enjoy the freedoms that we have now. In the years that followed its birth our country went through many changes. We fought many other wars -- one to stop an economy based on servitude, two to stop aggression. ...
Complaints are cheap; do something (06/29/06)
To the editor I would like to address the Speak Out caller who complained about McClure. McClure cleanup day was last Saturday. It is an annual event that has been held for a number of years and was originally organized by a few local families. A number of volunteers, including teenagers, gave up their Saturday for the cause. Was the caller there to help? Not available. How about making a donation to pay for the Dumpster? Cannot afford to...
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