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Stories from Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Vietnam War vets' memorial unveiled (07/05/06)
One voice. Then a second. Finally, nearly everyone sang along softly. Joining in on a moving version of "America the Beautiful" was one way more than 200 area residents saluted those who served in the Vietnam War at Tuesday's Vietnam memorial dedication...
Purcell asks commission to commit to paving plan (07/05/06)
A Cape Girardeau County commissioner has presented a list of road-paving proposals aimed at gaining support for a half-cent sales tax increase. On Monday, Commissioner Jay Purcell discussed his proposals for using the money if Proposition 1 wins approval on Aug. 8...
River Campus plans altered to include rest rooms (07/05/06)
No rest rooms. That situation faced Southeast Missouri State University officials after plans for a welcome center at the River Campus fell through. Without a welcome center, the university was left without any provision for rest rooms for the performance hall and other theater spaces now under construction...
Sheriff's department reports stabbing incident Monday (07/05/06)
A 43-year-old man was stabbed and seriously injured Monday during a possible drug deal gone bad in Bollinger County. The stabbing occurred around 5 a.m. near Zalma, Mo., while the victim and his attacker were traveling in a vehicle, according to chief deputy Leo McElrath...
Oran bar closes; owner cites police chief's aggressive style (07/05/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Otter's Bar and Grill in Oran has shut its doors, and according to a marquee sign on the building the business's owners blame the town's mayor and police chief. One of the bar's owners, Tony Brashear, who is also known as Otter, said they closed its doors about two weeks ago due to slow business. The owners put a message on the marquee sign saying, "Closed ... Thank your chief and mayor."...
Miner man among five charged with stealing (07/05/06)
Five people were charged recently with stealing more than $9,000 worth of motorcycles, lawnmowers and metals from Miner, Mo., businesses in May. Police accuse Thomas Lubish, 22, of stealing several recreational and work vehicles from the Miner area on three separate occasions, according to a probable-cause statement...
Max Cordonnier silent art auction slated for Friday (07/05/06)
There will be a silent auction on the artwork of the late Max Cordonnier at the Visual Arts Cooperative gallery at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, located at 32 N. Main St. Those wishing to bid on the work can stop in any time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday. The auction will end Friday night at the First Friday reception for the arts council galleries...
Fourth of July events struggle as rain covers much of region (07/05/06)
American music was plucked, strummed and sung. Children got their faces painted in hues of red, white and blue. There was a historical re-enactment and flag-waving galore. And, yes -- despite intermittent rain -- brilliant fireworks lit up the skyline and the faces of those who attended Fourth of July Celebrations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape police reports 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Thefts Burglaries Assaults Arrests Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
401 Independence St. Study Session at 5 p.m. Public Hearings Appearances Consent ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Liquor Licenses Other...
Club news 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
American Legion Post 158...
Few pit bull owners respond early to Springfield registration law (07/05/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new law aimed at tracking the city's estimated 4,000 to 5,000 pit bulls has gotten few takers with only 12 dogs registered in the law's first month. The law, passed in April over vocal opposition, gives owners until Oct. 16 to register their dogs. It also requires spaying or neutering, rabies vaccinations, microchipping and an annual $50 fee...
Study: High doses of painkiller produce abnormal liver tests (07/05/06)
CHICAGO -- Healthy adults taking maximum doses of Tylenol for two weeks had abnormal liver test results in a small study, researchers found, raising concerns that even recommended amounts of the popular painkiller might lead to liver damage. In the study, 106 participants took four grams of Tylenol -- equivalent to eight extra-strength Tylenol tablets -- each day for two weeks. Some took Tylenol alone and some took it with an opioid painkiller. Dummy pills were given to 39 others...
Bush: Enemies in Iraq, Afghanistan are vulnerable (07/05/06)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- President Bush said Tuesday that insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan are violent, yet vulnerable, and urged U.S. troops to march on in the fight for freedom so Americans can celebrate Independence Day year round. At an outdoor pep rally for troops at Fort Bragg, Bush recalled the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, who died last month in a U.S. airstrike that boosted troop morale and offered hope to Americans weary of the war...
Nation briefs 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
Bush: Enemies in Iraq, Afghanistan vulnerable; Japanese eater crams down 53-plus hotdogs
Liftoff: Discovery soars on the Fourth of July on the first shuttle flight in a year (07/05/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft was in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program. The first-ever Independence Day manned launch came after two weather delays and over objections from those within NASA who argued for more fuel-tank repairs...
Ex-soldier charged with rape of Iraqi woman, killing of family (07/05/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff vowed Tuesday to get to the bottom of charges that a former soldier raped and killed a young Iraqi woman and shot her family to death. Three other soldiers still in Iraq are suspected of joining in the crime and helping cover it up...
N. Korea test fires missiles (07/05/06)
TOKYO -- A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said. The North also tested four shorter range missiles in an exercise the White House called "a provocation" but not an immediate threat...
Official: Subway train was traveling at twice normal speed (07/05/06)
VALENCIA, Spain -- A train that derailed and killed 41 people in Spain's worst subway accident was traveling at twice the normal speed, a government official said Tuesday. The train's excessive speed has led officials to believe the driver had either fainted or become otherwise indisposed prior to Monday's accident, said Jose Ramon Garcia Anton, Valencia's regional transport minister...
World briefs 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
Five Afghan laborers for U.S. base killed; Paris pays homage to Jefferson, Parks
Palestinian militants hit Israeli city with rocket for first time (07/05/06)
kX??GLY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian militants hit an Israeli city with a rocket from Gaza for the first time Tuesday, causing no casualties but drawing a pledge of harsh retaliation from Israel while it was already in the midst of a military offensive...
Leftist Mexican presidential candidate Lopez demands vote-by-vote recount (07/05/06)
MEXICO CITY -- The party of leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador demanded a ballot-by-ballot recount Tuesday in Mexico's closest-ever presidential race, claiming vote counts were manipulated and renewing fears of violent protests...
Foundation improves global health care (07/05/06)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- At field offices in the African bush and at medical schools and research labs worldwide, doctors and scientists funded by Bill Gates are starting to make a difference on a continent all too familiar with poverty, disease and early death...
Off to the races (07/05/06)
Runners started the Independence Day 5K run from Jackson City Park on Tuesday morning. A pair of Cape Girardeau residents won individual overall titles. Chris Herren won the men's title, while Kris Woolf won the women's title.
Top four women seeds reach semifinal round (07/05/06)
WIMBLEDON, England -- About the only thing that made Maria Sharapova flinch during her Wimbledon quarterfinal was the streaker prancing around on court. Sharapova lost three of the next four games -- coincidence, perhaps? -- before finishing off a 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 7 Elena Dementieva on Tuesday to reach the semifinals at the All England Club for the third straight year...
Life goes on after Open disaster (07/05/06)
LEMONT, Ill. -- Phil Mickelson walked down the aisle, said "Hi guys" and took a seat at the table. Then, he had a question. "What would we possibly be talking about today?" he asked in jest Tuesday. Mickelson has a Masters championship and is the leading money winner with more than $4 million this year. But heading into this week's Western Open at Cog Hill Golf Club, the discussion once again centers on a loss -- his collapse at the U.S. Open...
PGA Tour unveils points system that will accompany new schedule (07/05/06)
The PGA Tour rolled out the points structure for its new FedEx Cup competition, a chase for $10 million that will emphasize the last four tournaments of the year no matter what Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or anyone else has done in the majors. The FedEx Cup starts next year and is designed to give golf its own version of a playoff...
Canseco makes news with mouth instead of bat (07/05/06)
CHICO, Calif. -- Jose Canseco's most entertaining stuff came hours before he stepped back onto the field, when he criticized Major League Baseball and promised more significant steroids information. His on-field performance left a lot to be desired...
Crash claims another top rider; Belgium's Boonen wears yellow (07/05/06)
VALKENBURG, Netherlands -- Wheels touch. Bikes and riders go down. A bone breaks. Tour de France over. So it went for Alejandro Valverde during an accident-strewn third stage Tuesday. The Spaniard, whom Lance Armstrong once said could be cycling's next big thing, fractured his right collarbone, taking yet another favorite out of the showpiece race that already lost its top contenders to a doping scandal even before it began...
Smoltz ends winless streak against Cards (07/05/06)
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz won for the first time in eight starts, and the Atlanta Braves hit four home runs in a 6-3 victory over the struggling St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Smoltz (5-5) and Cardinals rookie Anthony Reyes (1-3) both returned following a 55-minute rain delay in the bottom of the third...
Redbirds overcome rain, Braves (07/05/06)
ATLANTA -- Juan Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and the Cardinals ended a seven-game road skid, beating Atlanta 6-3 Tuesday night in a game delayed almost 3 hours by rain and lightning. The last time the Cardinals had such a long road losing streak, they ended an eight-game skid with a win on July 4, 2001...
A day and 18 holes later, Sorenstam emerges as champ (07/05/06)
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Annika Sorenstam was so tired from playing 54 holes in two days that she took Tuesday off after winning the U.S. Women's Open. Pat Hurst was exhausted before she got to the first tee for the 18-hole playoff, and that was after a night of rest...
Bulls will sign Pistons' Ben Wallace to Bulls (07/05/06)
CHICAGO -- Ben Wallace is crossing Lake Michigan, staying in the same division and bringing his ferocious rebounding and defensive skills to a young team counting on him to be a major force in building a championship contender. The four-time defensive player of the year, Wallace is leaving the Detroit Pistons and joining the Chicago Bulls, according to a source within the league. The contract won't become official until July 12...
Blues remain active, sign two forwards (07/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Dan Hinote signed with St. Louis on Monday after spending his entire NHL career with Colorado, another step in the makeover of the Blues following a season in which they had the league's worst record. Later in the day, the Blues added another veteran forward, signing former Dallas Stars right winger Bill Guerin to a one-year contract...
Mighty Ducks acquire Pronger; Yzerman retires (07/05/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Star defenseman Chris Pronger was traded by the Edmonton Oilers to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for right wing Joffrey Lupul, defenseman Ladislav Smid and three draft picks. Pronger, the 2000 NHL MVP with St. Louis, led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals last month. They fell just short of a championship, losing Game 7 to the Carolina Hurricanes...
Host gets booted (07/05/06)
DORTMUND, Germany -- For nearly two hours, Germany probed, Italy held firm and penalty kicks seemed inevitable. Then with two stunningly swift strikes in the last two minutes, Italy unraveled it all -- the tension, the match, the Germans' dream of lifting the World Cup trophy in Berlin...
Decorating your summer table (07/05/06)
Just because your China comes from Chinet, that doesn't mean your summer parties have to lack style. There are plenty of easy ways to primp a table for all these summer holidays and happy days outside. The best place to focus your decorating efforts is on items your guests will use and focus on: napkin rings, placemats and centerpieces...
The ins and outs of embossing (07/05/06)
To emboss, or not to emboss? That is the question. Trying new products and techniques is one of the best parts of scrapbooking, but the more complicated the project, the more intimidating it can be. Embossing isn't exactly new, but there are some new products on the market that open up the possibilities for using this technique in paper art...
Recipes for summer cooking (07/05/06)
Play ball! That is about all we have heard around our house this week. Both of our children are playing baseball and softball and boy, are they playing! This week we have been in a baseball tournament and our daughter has had two softball games, so we have played eight games in three days. ...
Truly the land of opportunity (07/05/06)
Sometimes the best way to appreciate our nation's birthday is through the eyes of someone who is new to the party. Right now Mohammed, a friend of mine from a small East African nation, is packing his bags to come to the United States for the first time. He's preparing to see for himself what all the fuss is about...
Mary Mecham (07/05/06)
Mary Mecham, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Annice Tew (07/05/06)
Mrs. Annice Faye Tew of Tallassee, Ala., died Sunday, July 2, 2006. She is survived by a daughter, Kathie and Barry Jackson of Covington; a son, Brian and Stephanie Tew of Scott City; mother, Elsie McNelley; sisters, Irene and Mike Rodgers, Harriett McNelley, all of Tallassee; a brother, Harry and Laurie McNelley of Brunswick Maine; four grandchildren, Tyler Stephens, Jordan Tew, Hannah Jackson, Matthew Jackson; several nieces and nephews...
Clara Davis (07/05/06)
Clara Davis, 81, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Joe Heisserer (07/05/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Joe P. Heisserer, 89, of New Hamburg died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1916, at Kelso, Mo., son of August and Clara Bucher Heisserer. He and Coletta L. Glastetter were married Nov. 22, 1938. She died June 14, 2003...
Willard Green (07/05/06)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Willard "Bill" Green, 78, of Dexter died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Wappapello, Mo. He was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Allen Township, Ohio, son of Noah Sullivan and Bertha Bell Holycross Green. Green retired as a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service at the Cape Girardeau Post Office. He was formerly of Jackson and Marble Hill, Mo., moving to Dexter 10 years ago. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Bobby Dale Brison (07/05/06)
Bobby Dale Brison, 65, of Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died peacefully on July 3, 2006, after a brief yet valiant battle against cancer at Kansas University Medical Center. Bob was born on March 16, 1941, in Viola, Ark. He dedicated 30 years of service to the public education in the state of Missouri. ...
Eugene Brown (07/05/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eugene L. Brown, 89, of Perryville died Monday, July 3, 2006, at the Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. He was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Perry County, the son of Louis and Genevieve Freedman Brown. He was a farmer and a World War II Army veteran...
Leonard Sachse (07/05/06)
Leonard Sachse Jr., 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 21, 1927, in Gordonville, son of Leonard and Alice Cox Sachse. Sachse had formerly worked at Cape Girardeau Fire Department, was a self-employed home builder, and retired as office manager at Huckstep Auto Body...
Births 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
Wadley; Morris; Pehle
Out of the past 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
25 years ago: July 5, 1981 Lt. Rick Kermmoade is the new director of the Cape Girardeau Salvation Army; his wife, Lt. Char Kermmoade, has full responsibility for the Women's Home League. Bishop Bernard F. Law of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has appointed the Rev. ...
Minority support: Blacks, American Indians, Jews fought for Confederacy (07/05/06)
In response to Gov. Matt Blunt's decision to allow the Confederate battle flag (St. Andrew's Cross) to fly during this year's Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Higginsville, Mo., the NAACP is condemning him for it. In a story found at the Web site of The Call, a Kansas City newspaper covering race and ethnic issues, the NAACP Missouri State Conference made the following statement: "For the tens of thousands of American citizens who found themselves terrorized and threatened by violent, hateful individuals who used the Confederate flag as a symbol of their hate, much like the broken cross was used by the Germans in World War II, it is clear that the governor has no regard or respect for their voice.". ...
Transit authority goal is safe, reliable rides (07/05/06)
By Jeff Brune A new era in public transportation begins in July as the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority starts fully coordinated transit services throughout the city of Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County. Our goal is to provide you with safe, affordable and reliable transportation with an emphasis on customer service. ...
Fun at the air show (07/05/06)
The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival promises plenty of thrills. The activities start when gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. A show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday's activities start when the gates open at 11 a.m. A flyover of a B-2 bomber is set for 3:30 p.m. followed by the day show. At 7:30 p.m. the Ronald McDonald Magic Show starts, and the night show begins at 8:30 p.m. Both evenings will conclude with fireworks...
Glad flag amendment failed (07/05/06)
To the editor: I am pleased that the Senate failed to pass the so-called Flag Protection Amendment, and in so doing chose not to endorse the idea that an inanimate object has such mystical powers that the state can punish people who disrespectfully destroy it. ...
Sharp-cut stone touches the heart (07/05/06)
To the editor: Friday's front-page has a story on the coming dedication on a memorial at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. The article contains the following comment: "As pretty as it is," veteran Rodger Brown states of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., "it's nothing more than a very large black tombstone with everyone's name who was killed."...
Speak Out 7/5/06 (07/05/06)
Guard contract; Encouraging story; Let them know; Free-speech sale; Bigger problem; Sloppy service; Sign about signs; Political sales pitch; Take the offensive; Home businesses; Paving tune; Blocking the view; Don't believe it
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