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MoDOT looking into Kelso exit (07/10/06)
The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will study installing a new interchange on Interstate 55 near Scott City as part of the Ramsey Creek Bridge project. MoDOT project manager Eric Krapf said the project is still in its infancy, but a new interchange south of Scott City that would connect the Kelso area to the interstate and to a corridor running all the way to Nash Road may be included in the overall Ramsey Creek project, he said...
Pat Allen making political history in House race (07/10/06)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Pat Allen is the race of her lifetime -- and one that's making history. The Kennett resident is seeking election to the Missouri House of Representatives in the 163rd district. She's also the first black woman south of St. Louis to ever run for a seat in the house...
Day-care centers receive grants (07/10/06)
Two Cape Girardeau day-care centers will receive $130,000 each in state grants to expand their preschool programs. Forty more preschool children could be served by the two centers, a state education official said. The two centers combined already benefit from $115,000 in Missouri Preschool Project grants. The latest grants are from the same program...
Accident kills driver; passenger injured (07/10/06)
PERKS, Ill. -- A weekend accident took the life of an Anna, Ill., man and left a Cobden, Ill., woman in serious condition. Phillip "Colter" Frey, 20, suffered fatal injuries when the 1991 Ford Explorer he was driving overturned at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on County Road 936 in Pulaski County. ...
Sparkman sentencing delayed for third time (07/10/06)
The sentencing for an automobile dealer convicted of burning down his business for the insurance money was pushed back for the third time. Greg Sparkman was found guilty Oct. 14 on 15 felony counts stemming from a December 2000 fire at West Park Motors Inc...
Oran resident hurt after losing control of Harley (07/10/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- An Oran, Mo., man sustained serious injuries Sunday afternoon when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving. Raymond G. Brown, 36, was traveling east on Route E in Scott County when the throttle of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle stuck. ...
Exploring the river (07/10/06)
After climbing the rocky river bank, Michael Lee, right, held the ropes as he and Steve Winsor tied up the River Explorer for its docking in Cape Girardeau. The massive hotel barge will be in Cape for just one day as it carries its passengers along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers...
Construction begins today on Mount Auburn widening (07/10/06)
A construction project begins today to widen Mount Auburn Road from William Street to Bloomfield Road, with a ground breaking ceremony at 10 a.m. at Fire Station No. 2 on Mount Auburn Road. When finished, the street will be widened from 44 feet to 59 feet and from two to four lanes with an additional middle turn lane...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (07/10/06)
7:30 p.m. today Public hearings Action items Power and light committee Street committee...
Crader reunion brings together family from all over the country (07/10/06)
About 65 people attended the Crader reunion held recently at Cape County Park in Cape Girardeau. An auction and donations raised about $320 for the Crader Cemetery Fund. At the business meeting, Ron Stroder was elected for a 2-year term on the cemetery governing board. Maintenance and privatization of the cemetery were discussed. Current board members include chairman Harold Crader, treasurer David Hurley, secretary Joyce Partain, Dennis Hurst Sr. and Ron Stroder...
Bell City naval officer receives promotion (07/10/06)
Kevin W. Hunt of Bell City, Mo., was promoted to lieutenant commander while deployed to Afghanistan. A 1987 Bell City High School graduate, Hunt joined the Naval Reserves in 1991 and completed his basic training in California. He qualified for the Navy bachelor's degree program and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration in 1998...
Cape Girardeau resident chosen volunteer of the year (07/10/06)
Dolly Jewel was one of 12 volunteers recently selected by the Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis chapter, for her outstanding care and determination in helping individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Jewel's insight on supporting families and the Alzheimer's community can be attributed to her own role as a caregiver and advocate for awareness...
Community briefs 7/10/06 (07/10/06)
Jackson Municipal Band to hold second concert The Jackson Municipal Band will hold its second extended concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the bandshell in City Park. Special guests for the first hour will be Saxy Jazz Transitions, with performances in the traditions of "Chicago," "Blood, Sweat & Tears" and the "Fifth Dimension." American Idol semi-finalist Chrissie Icaza will perform. ...
Airplane sale: All about money -- or politics? (07/10/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state's top administrator decided to sell off an airplane hangar and two older planes because, he says, they're not used enough to justify the expense. But the decision comes at a time when Republican Gov. Matt Blunt has largely forgone use of the state airplanes, instead flying privately for both official and political business and paying for his air travel through campaign funds...
Program helps visually impared learn real-world skills (07/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- As Justin Reynolds turned in to the vegetable aisle, his guide grabbed his arm. "Did you feel the temperature change?" Millie Eads asked him. Justin, a visually impaired 16-year-old, nodded. "So that's why I always get cold when I walk in the grocery," he said, smiling...
U.S. Coast Guard: Lake of the Ozarks prime territory for fun and danger (07/10/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Long and narrow, lined by docks and bars and crowded with watercraft of all sizes and speeds, Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks is the third-most accident-prone waterway in the country, according to an analysis of U.S. Coast Guard data by The Kansas City Star...
Missouri woman finds passion in porcelain dolls (07/10/06)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- As a little girl, Diana Friend never had the luxury of owning a porcelain doll. Instead, she and her sister -- two of seven children in her family -- grew up playing with little black rubber dolls. Friend named her doll Rufus. Then came Walking Bride Dolls and her sister's China Doll that made her envious...
Hey y'all, watch this (07/10/06)
MACON, Ga. -- The tension ran thick as barbecue sauce as Eric Deetz stood in front of hundreds of people Saturday, drenched in water after spending 30 seconds jabbing his head into a tub to retrieve pig's feet with his teeth. Deetz, 21, would go on to gnaw his way through a semifinal tiebreaker and win the pig's-foot bobbing contest at the Redneck Games in East Dublin, Ga...
Group helps families adjust to living with Alzheimer's (07/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A new not-for-profit organization is helping families cope after a loved-one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairments. Memory Care Home Solutions provides training classes, home visits and individually tailored care strategies to reduce stress for family members who suddenly find themselves caregivers for someone with a memory impairment...
Judge orders library to reinstate fired Savannah librarian (07/10/06)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A northwest Missouri librarian fired for refusing to work Sundays has won another round in a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. A federal judge in Kansas City, Mo., last week ordered Rolling Hills Consolidated Library to reinstate Connie Rehm, who lost her job at a Savannah branch library in 2003. Federal jurors in May ruled in Rehm's favor and awarded her nearly $54,000 in back pay...
GM board will explore alliance with Nissan and Renault (07/10/06)
DETROIT -- With its arms twisted by disgruntled shareholder Kirk Kerkorian, the General Motors Corp. board decided last week to have management look into linking the world's largest automaker with Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. Experts say GM really had no choice...
'Homicidal ideation' added to Effexor's rare adverse effects (07/10/06)
HOUSTON -- A widely prescribed antidepressant that Andrea Yates took in the months before she drowned her five children in 2001 had homicidal thoughts added recently to its list of rare adverse events. But the drug's manufacturer says it believes Effexor doesn't cause such phenomena...
Nation briefs 7/10/06 (07/10/06)
Calif. court to hear gay marriage arguments SAN FRANCISCO -- A state appeals court in San Francisco on Monday will consider whether a trial judge erred in declaring the state's existing marriage laws unconstitutional. The First District Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear six hours of arguments in as many related cases -- four of them filed by the city and lawyers for 20 couples seeking the right to wed, and two brought by groups that want to maintain the status quo barring same-sex unions. ...
Lawmaker: White House may have broken law by failing to brief Congress on intelligence programs (07/10/06)
WASHINGTON -- The White House possibly broke the law by keeping intelligence activities a secret from the lawmakers responsible for overseeing them, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said Sunday. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., said he was informed about the programs by whistleblowers in the intelligence community and then asked the Bush administration about the programs, using code names. ...
Bag searches become a way of life in New York City subway system (07/10/06)
NEW YORK -- It was billed as a necessary counterterrorism tactic after the deadly mass transit bombings in London: Anyone entering the city's sprawling subway system could be subjected to a random search of backpacks, briefcases and shopping bags. One year and countless searches later, the practice once thought of as a temporary imposition, with the potential to trample civil rights, remains in effect and is barely causing a stir...
Autopsy: Cuban migrant died of head trauma (07/10/06)
MIAMI -- A woman who died while attempting to reach the Florida Keys in a speedboat crowded with Cuban migrants sustained fatal head injuries, according to preliminary autopsy results released Sunday. Amay Machado Gonzalez died and four others were injured Saturday when their boat, which held 31 migrants, ignored orders to stop and attempted to ram a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, authorities said. Coast Guard crew fired two shots into the vessel's engine to disable it...
Private service held for Lay in Aspen, Colo. (07/10/06)
ASPEN, Colo. -- Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling was among scores of people Sunday at a private memorial for company founder Kenneth Lay, who died in this mountain resort town last week as he awaited sentencing for his role in one of the nation's biggest corporate frauds...
Bombing plans found in suspect's computer (07/10/06)
Lebanese authorities found maps and bombing plans on the personal computer of an al-Qaida loyalist accused of plotting to attack New York train tunnels, and a U.S. official said the suspect had visited the country at least once. Acting Lebanese Interior Minister Ahmed Fatfat described the information found on 31-year-old Assem Hammoud's computer as "very important."...
Space shuttle Discovery deemed safe for return home (07/10/06)
HOUSTON -- Space shuttle Discovery's astronauts got some happy news Sunday: It's safe to fly home. Mission Control informed the crew of six that the ship's thermal shielding is "100 percent cleared for entry" in another week. "Boy, that is great news, that's fantastic," shuttle commander Steve Lindsey said. "And to get all that done by the end of flight day six ... is just amazing."...
Security upped after attacks on Afghan mosques (07/10/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- When the call to prayer rings out, Muslim faithful converge on the blue-tiled Qaraman-e-Karbala Mosque in the Afghan capital. At the gates, they are politely stopped and those with bags are searched. The imam, Mohammad Kazim, is apologetic but firm about the new rules imposed after five bombs rattled Kabul on Tuesday and Wednesday...
Lopez Obrador to present fraud allegations in seeking court order for total vote recount (07/10/06)
MEXICO CITY -- With Mexico snarled in political uncertainty, the leading leftist candidate headed to court Sunday evening to begin a legal fight against what appears to be a razor-thin victory by his conservative rival in the presidential election a week ago...
Israel says Gaza offensive will continue (07/10/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday he would push ahead with the army's widescale offensive in the Gaza Strip, saying the fight to free an abducted soldier and stop militant rocket fire would last for a "long time." The 12-day-old operation has caused widespread destruction in Gaza, left 51 Palestinians dead and led to international complaints that Israel was using excessive force...
Four more charged in slaying of Iraqi family (07/10/06)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Four more U.S. soldiers have been charged with rape and murder and a fifth with dereliction of duty in the alleged rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman and the killings of her relatives in Mahmoudiya, the military said Sunday. The five were accused Saturday following an investigation into allegations that American soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division raped the teenager and killed her and three relatives at her home south of Baghdad...
62-year-old British woman gives birth (07/10/06)
LONDON -- Whoa, mama! A 62-year-old child psychologist has given birth to a boy, becoming the oldest British woman to have a baby. Patti Farrant -- known professionally as Patricia Rashbrook -- delivered her son, J.J., by Caesarean section Wednesday, according to The Daily Mail newspaper. The baby was conceived after fertility treatments...
European, African ministers meet to tackle illegal immigration (07/10/06)
RABAT, Morocco -- Thousands of Africans clamber onto Spanish beaches every year, fleeing poverty and violence for what they hope is a brighter future. Thousands more wash ashore as corpses. The flow of African migrants has doubled since last year by one measure, fueling widespread concern. Representatives of 58 European and African countries plan to meet today in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to tackle the problem, and the chronic poverty in African countries that fuels it...
Plane crash in Siberia kills at least 122 (07/10/06)
IRKUTSK -- A Russian passenger plane carrying at least 201 passengers skidded off a rain-slicked runway in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday and plowed through a concrete barrier, bursting into flames. At least 122 people were killed, the Emergency Situations Ministry said...
U.S. pushes for united front aginst North Korea missiles (07/10/06)
TOKYO -- A top U.S. envoy pushed for a united international front against North Korea's recent missile tests Sunday, but divisions widened over a U.S.-backed Japanese proposal for sanctions against Pyongyang. U.S. assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill was in Tokyo ahead of a possible vote in the U.N. Security Council on the resolution. Despite resistance from China and Russia, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso vowed Sunday not to compromise on the measure's tough wording...
Masked Shiite gunmen hunt down and kill Sunnis in Baghdad (07/10/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Masked Shiite gunmen roamed west Baghdad's Jihad neighborhood Sunday, dragging Sunnis from their cars, picking them out on the street and killing them in a rampage that police said killed 41 people in a dramatic escalation of sectarian violence...
Cape splits two in Portageville (07/10/06)
Brett Heischmidt allowed one run and Anthony Wulfers hit a two-run home run, leading the Cape Girardeau Babe Ruth team in a 5-1 victory to earn a doubleheader split against the Portageville Americans on Sunday. Cape Girardeau (10-11) lost the opener 14-6...
Plaza Tire pitches two more gems, beats Pally's (07/10/06)
The Plaza Tire Capahas received two strong pitching performances but had nothing to show for it during Saturday's doubleheader loss against the host St. Louis Printers. Plaza Tire hurlers again sparkled Sunday afternoon, and this time the results were much more favorable...
Gordon spins out Kenseth for first win at Chicagoland (07/10/06)
JOLIET, Ill. -- Matt Kenseth accused Jeff Gordon of spinning him out on Sunday in retribution for an accident earlier in the season. Gordon's answer: So what if I did? "I certainly didn't mean to wreck him," Gordon said. "But I didn't mind moving him out of the way, either."...
Riders brace for mountains (07/10/06)
LORIENT, France -- Tour de France riders get to put their feet up today, their first day of rest. They'll need it. Looming ahead are brutal ascents in the Pyrenees, which American Floyd Landis will need to climb strongly to confirm his status as favorite for the championship...
Capuano joins NL All-Star team (07/10/06)
Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Chris Capuano was a last-minute addition Sunday to the NL All-Star team, replacing New York Mets left-hander Tom Glavine. Capuano is 10-4 with a 3.21 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 129 innings for the Brewers, shutting out the Cubs on six hits Thursday night in his final start before the All-Star break. This will be his first All-Star game...
Federer turns back Nadal, wins fourth Wimbledon title (07/10/06)
WIMBLEDON, England -- When Roger Federer stepped onto Centre Court, dressed for success in his creamy white, custom-made blazer, one thought was prominent as he prepared to face Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final: He absolutely had to beat this guy -- after all, how could Federer make the case he's the best tennis player ever if he's not even the best of 2006?...
Italy gives France the boot (07/10/06)
BERLIN -- The beautiful game turned vicious, even venomous Sunday. It still was all beautiful to Italy. The Azzurri outlasted France to win their fourth World Cup 5-3 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw marred by French captain Zinedine Zidane's ejection in the 110th minute of his farewell game for a nasty head butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi...
Immelman finishes strong for first PGA title (07/10/06)
Trevor Immelman birdied the 18th hole and held off Tiger Woods and Matthew Goggin to win the Western Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory. Immelman needed to par the 18th to win. Instead, he knocked in a 32-foot putt for a birdie, putting him at 13-under 271 for the tournament -- two strokes ahead of Woods and Goggin...
St. Louis heads to break on winning note (07/10/06)
HOUSTON -- Aaron Miles doubled in two runs in the 12th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday night. It was the Cardinals' second straight extra-inning win after taking Saturday's game 7-6 on a 10th-inning home run by Albert Pujols. St. Louis dropped the first game of the series before taking the final three to head into the All-Star break nine games above .500...
Former Key's Music could be sold (07/10/06)
Restaurateur Su Hill's biggest fear has nothing to do with heights or being buried alive. It's this: That rumors will get started that her popular Cape Girardeau restaurant Saffron is closing down. "That's what I'm scared of the most," Hill said. "But it's not closing and I'm not selling it. I'm not going anywhere."...
Depp marks the spot as 'Pirates' lands record $132 million debut (07/10/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Depp's boozy, woozy buccaneer Jack Sparrow has plundered the box office, with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" taking in a record $132 million in its first three days, according to studio estimates Sunday. Disney's swashbuckling sequel sailed past the previous all-time best debut, 2002's "Spider-Man," which took in $114.8 million in its first weekend. ...
Experts: Laptops don't need to store sensitive data (07/10/06)
BOSTON -- Every month seems to bring another episode of sensitive personal information escaping into the wild because a corporate or government laptop computer is lost or stolen. A common response is a lot of hand-wringing over how the data should have been encrypted...
Business memo 07/10/06 (07/10/06)
Business counseling sessions available The Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University will conduct counseling sessions for area small-business people and those planning new business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available from 10 a.m. ...
People on the move 07/10/06 (07/10/06)
Bank of Missouri appoints president John M. Thompson, former Jackson Community Bank president, has been appointed president of The Bank of Missouri. He replaces David Crader, who will retain his position as chief executive officer, chairman of the board and president of The Bank of Missouri's holding company, Reliable Community Bancshares Inc. ...
Options above ground (07/10/06)
The Ford family matriarch once made a firm declaration: She didn't want her final resting place to be beneath the cold, hard earth. She belonged to a family full of funeral home directors, so they knew exactly what to do. "She didn't want to go into the ground, so Mom said, 'Figure something out,'" said Kevin Ford, who with his brother, Cliff, owns the funeral home that was started in Cape Girardeau by his grandfather. "So we decided to build a mausoleum. That was the major reason."...
Mary Mattingly (07/10/06)
Mary Z. Mattingly, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Colter Frey (07/10/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Colter Frey, 20, of Anna died Saturday, July 8, 2006, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Arrangements are pending at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.
Rhoda Riley (07/10/06)
Rhoda M. Riley, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 3, 1928, in Neely's Landing, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Cape police reports 7/10/06 (07/10/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/10/06 (07/10/06)
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Out of the past 7/10/06 (07/10/06)
25 years ago: July 10, 1981 The Cape Girardeau Jaycees launch a drive to raise enough money to provide every officer in the Cape Girardeau Police Department with a bullet-proof vest; currently, about half of the officers own their own protective vests...
Getting aboard (07/10/06)
On May 31, 1969, buses last rolled through Cape Girardeau picking up passengers. A lack of passengers led to the demise of the bus service, which had operated for 28 years. The privately owned Cape Transit Co. cut service to reduce expenses but was operating at a loss of $10,000 to $15,000 per year. The city declined to buy the bus line from the company or to subsidize its service...
Speak Out 7/10/06 (07/10/06)
Musical memories; Ice cream dipping; Spanking policy; Not listening; Overgrown vines; Recovering addicts; Thanks, Chief; Too many restrictions; Enough taxes; Branson shows; Willing to pay; Neighborly parking; Mowing the weeds
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