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Stories from Friday, July 21, 2006

Matthews wins governor's book award (07/21/06)
For the second year in a row a local author has won the Missouri Humanities Council Governor's Book Award. Sikeston, Mo. author Edward "Ned" Matthews III, also a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, will receive the award in October for his historical book "Matthews: The Historic Adventures of a Pioneer Family."...
Without air conditioners, some struggle to beat heat (07/21/06)
The air conditioner went out a few weeks ago, at just the wrong time. Amy Kilburn and her children didn't know it, but in a few weeks they'd be roasting, trying to find relief from the heat wave that has engulfed Southeast Missouri this week, trying to keep Kilburn's 1-year-old Raymond from getting too sick...
1140th activated to help with recovery (07/21/06)
About 230 National Guard troops from Southeast Missouri were activated Thursday before heading north to help the St. Louis region begin cleaning up from the powerful storm that knocked downed trees and power lines Wednesday night and left thousands without power...
Heat doesn't stop outdoor workers (07/21/06)
When it comes to the heat, Dale Todt watches the little orange flags. When they stop moving, he knows he's in trouble. "That means there's no air at all," said Todt, who was working to find utility lines along Mount Auburn Road in the 90-plus heat Thursday. "Today there's been a little bit of a breeze. It's been a hot breeze, but it's better than no breeze at all."...
Camp camaraderie (07/21/06)
Too loud. Too soft. Too flat. The music came haltingly at first as the conductor pointed out wrong notes or poor timing. Every bar was rehearsed again and again. But by the end of an hourlong rehearsal on stage at Academic Auditorium on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Conger had words of praise for the about 50 junior and senior high school concert band students...
Sander won't seek mayoral re-election regardless of outcome in county clerk race (07/21/06)
For the first time in 14 years, Paul Sander will not seek re-election as mayor of Jackson in April 2007. Sander is in a race for Cape Girardeau County clerk against Kara Clark, director of sales for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau. With no Democratic candidate, the Republican primary election on Aug. 8 will determine the winner...
Candidates for Perry County offices running campaigns on a shoestring (07/21/06)
In the four-way race for the Perry County presiding commissioner seat, only one candidate has gathered a significant amount of donations for her campaign. Presiding Commissioner Thomas H. Sutterer not running for re-election and no Democrats or third party candidates filing for the position, the Aug. 8 primary election will decide who fills the vacated seat...
Fire department, police hold safety events (07/21/06)
The Cape Girardeau police and fire departments are planning upcoming events. Public Safety Awareness Day will take place Saturday at Red Star Baptist Church. The Smoke Detector Picnic will take place from 9 a.m. ...
Scott City man charged with five felonies for theft of car, copper (07/21/06)
A man suspected of using a stolen car to steal $1,000 in copper materials from a utility company in Cape Girardeau was charged Thursday with five felonies for the thefts. Police responded to a burglary call at AmerenUE, 1715 Independence St., at 3:15 a.m., according to police spokesman Jason Selzer...
Scott County urges residents to check accuracy of names for war memorial (07/21/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- With progress on Scott County's renovation of its war memorial moving quickly, the county government is encouraging residents to check its list of names for errors and omissions. Design plans are now in place for the memorial and the county is ready to advertise for bids for the bronze plaques that will list the names of the county's war dead since World War I. ...
Program to aid state's elderly, disabled with getting ID cards (07/21/06)
The Department of Revenue is gearing up to begin trips around the state to help the elderly and disabled obtain state identification cards to vote, as required under a new state law. The agency said Thursday it has five visits tentatively scheduled, but plans could change. The first is slated for Milan in a week. Others are planned in Bethany, Harrisonville, Mexico and north St. Louis...
Donation going to Teen Challenge campus expansion (07/21/06)
Teen Challenge received a $233,940 donation this week to go toward expanding its campus. The money was donated Monday by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., according to Jack Smart, executive director of the facility. Teen Challenge, a faith-based rehabilitation program, is seeking to expand its campus with a new academic building, dorm wing, and gym/activity center, Smart said. The organization estimated it would need about $1.7 million for the expansion...
Crews race to restore power in St. Louis (07/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Utility workers raced to restore electricity Thursday after storms knocked out power to nearly half a million St. Louis-area households and businesses in the middle of a heat wave that has killed at least 20 people across the country. "We can't overemphasize the danger of this heat," Mayor Francis Slay said. "The longer the heat goes on and the power is out, the riskier it is."...
Cronkite anchored in TV history (07/21/06)
The Washington Post For a generation, he was television news, delivering word of John F. Kennedy's assassination, updates on the space race and the latest from the Vietnam War. Walter Cronkite, who began his journalism career as a wire service reporter and was widely considered "the most trusted man in America" as anchor of the CBS Evening News for 19 years, is the focus of a new "American Masters" documentary airing Wednesday on PBS...
RAV4 is bigger, more powerful than ever (07/21/06)
It's getting tougher to call Toyota's entry-level, crossover sport utility vehicle -- the RAV4 -- a small SUV. For 2006, Toyota officials lengthened the RAV4 by more than a foot, from bumper to bumper, and widened the vehicle by 3 inches over its 2005 predecessor...
Adapted as a comic book, Sept. 11 commission report hits home anew (07/21/06)
If the mood on the plane that crashed into the side of the Pentagon, American Airlines Flight 77, could have been a color, it would have been a soft, translucent tan, according to a comic book about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Yes, that's right, a comic about the attacks is set for publication next month...
Bush speaks at NAACP convention (07/21/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, addressing the NAACP after skipping its convention for five years, said Thursday he knows racism exists in America and that many black voters distrust his Republican Party. Bush lamented the GOP's rocky relations with blacks. He pledged to improve that relationship and work with the NAACP's new leader to achieve common goals...
Experts try to find remains of Trade Center facade (07/21/06)
NEW YORK -- For months, it was as a resilient symbol of what the terrorists could not bring down: nine stories of the World Trade Center's north tower facade stood in the rubble while workers recovered bodies and cleared the site. When workers brought the latticework facade down in December 2001, officials said some of it would be saved. Relatives of the victims say they want to one day return the steel columns to ground zero to become part of a memorial...
Federal judge rules against government in spying lawsuit (07/21/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Bush administration's domestic spying program, rejecting government claims that allowing the case to go forward could expose state secrets and jeopardize the war on terror...
Finding opportunity in crisis: Iranian influence in region grows (07/21/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian officials often say that places with the greatest troubles offer their country the best opportunities. Iranian influence in Iraq has surged since the U.S.-led invasion three years ago. Its reach into Afghanistan continues to grow...
Israeli officials: Ground force needed to drive Hezbollah away from border (07/21/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israel has decided air power alone will not be enough to drive Hezbollah back from the Israeli-Lebanon border and a ground force will be needed to establish a buffer zone that is at least 20 miles deep, senior military officials said Thursday...
Punter Simonhoff gathers more All-America honors (07/21/06)
Senior Missouri State senior punter David Simonhoff has been named to another NCAA Division I-AA preseason All-America first team. The latest group to recognize Simonhoff is I-AA.org. Earlier, he was honored by The Sports Network. Simonhoff was one of three players to repeat as a first-team pick. He joins Eastern Washington tackle Rocky Hanni and James Madison safety Tony LeZotte...
Hogan loses longtime assistant coach (07/21/06)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan knows the person he eventually hires as one of his assistants will have big shoes to fill. Hogan is in the market for a new assistant coach after Scott Southard recently tendered his resignation following seven years on Hogan's staff at Southeast...
Scott County upsets Dunklin (07/21/06)
Scott County American Legion starter Andy Stephens held the powerful Dunklin County lineup to three hits, and Lucas Dirnberger got down a bases-loaded squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth to help second-seeded Scott County upset top-seeded Dunklin County 5-4 Thursday night in the winner's bracket final at the District 14 tournament in Chaffee, Mo...
New Madrid duo rallies for seventh Lassies Classic title (07/21/06)
It was quite a battle, but Diane Fowler and Harriette Myers once again reign as queens of the Lassies Classic. Fowler and Myers rallied from a five-stroke deficit over the final nine holes Thursday to edge Vickie Long and Janice Hoffman in the 28th annual event at Cape Girardeau Country Club...
Mineral Area stuns Cape with big 7th (07/21/06)
The Cape Girardeau Pepsi Mid-America Senior Babe Ruth baseball team moved to the losers bracket of the eight-team, double-elimination state tournament after suffering a heartbreaking 11-10 defeat to the Mineral Area Indians in opening round play at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo., Thursday night...
Welcome moisture allows large pack to better par in first round (07/21/06)
HOYLAKE, England -- A little rain took the fire and fear out of Royal Liverpool. Still intact was the strange nature of the British Open, such as the peculiar path Tiger Woods took toward the top of the leaderboard Thursday. He started by missing a par putt from 30 inches and finished by making an eagle putt from 25 feet, giving him a 5-under 67 to leave him one shot behind Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland...
Landis wins stage with miracle recovery, vaults to third overall (07/21/06)
MORZINE, France -- Written off as hopeless just a day earlier, Floyd Landis needed a once-in-a-lifetime ride Thursday to revive his sagging chances of victory in the Tour de France. Did he ever deliver. With a sensational display of brio and guts in the style of seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong, the American put himself back in the title hunt with a solo win in Thursday's last Alpine stage...
No charges filed on Bonds; new grand jury convenes (07/21/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- No indictment was returned Thursday against Barry Bonds, though a new grand jury will be convened to consider possible perjury and tax-evasion charges against the star slugger as part of the ongoing federal probe into steroids. Word that a Bonds indictment was not imminent came as one grand jury's term expired. The new panel will continue to investigate whether Bonds lied under oath when he said he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs...
Defending champion among leaders at final B.C. Open (07/21/06)
VERONA, N.Y. -- Jason Bohn knew in his heart he made the right choice. On Thursday, his golf game confirmed it. Opting to defend his B.C. Open title instead of playing in the British Open, Bohn shot a 6-under 66 to tie Harrison Frazar for second, one shot behind 45-year-old Mark Brooks after the first round...
Sports briefs 7/21/06 (07/21/06)
Motorsports; Soccer
Silence. Please. (07/21/06)
I don't want this to turn into a tirade, but who knows? Over the past few weeks I've had more than my share of occasions to spend a considerable amount of time sitting in waiting rooms, mostly of the medical variety. It's a wonder our nation's insane asylums (I know that's not the politically correct thing to call them) aren't overflowing with screaming victims of what I call the Bedlam scourge...
A breakdown of maintenance costs (07/21/06)
Dear Tom and Ray: I listen to your radio show almost every week and have learned a lot. But right now my life is going through a great change, since my husband wants a divorce. I need to know how to plan for car maintenance and its costs. I have a 2004 RAV4 (in his name), and I love it. It has 31,000 miles on it, and I have kept up with the oil changes. But I haven't a clue as to how to budget for its maintenance. Can you help me?...
Everyone's a critic: 'You, Me and Dupree' (07/21/06)
Three stars (out of four) Let me first say that any movie starring Owen Wilson should be great. The man is hilarious. The film is just average: not bad, but not fantastic. Its saving grace is Owen Wilson's great line delivery and his ability to be so lovable while being such an annoyance...
Long time comin': Local blues, rock legend releases first album (07/21/06)
If there's one place in Cape Girardeau synonymous with Bruce Zimmerman, Port Cape Girardeau is that place. For almost 20 years, the city's old man on the music scene has owned Sunday nights at the Port, and for good reason. Zimmerman knows how to play, and he knows how to entertain an audience...
Activist hopes to attract attention through 'mobile art' (07/21/06)
If one word can be used to describe a person, Denise Eaker's word would be "outspoken." She's an outspoken advocate of the gay community, an outspoken citizen interested in the world political climate, outspoken about her hatred of shoes and outspoken about her love of family and friends...
Artifacts 7/21/06 (07/21/06)
WSIU-TV plans to air music specials; Southeast theater grad heads to Julliard; Artist, curator to speak at St. Louis Art Museum; Doctors and lawyers start softball game; Midwest Folk Festival debuts in Illinois ; Trapt cancels DuQuoin State Fair appearance; Walnut Valley folk festival scheduled Sept. 13-17
Euil Trickey (07/21/06)
Euil F. Trickey, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the Missouri Veterans Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
John Kibler Jr. (07/21/06)
John R. "Bob" Kibler Jr., 85, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home...
John Wells (07/21/06)
John B. "Butch" Wells, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert H. and Jessie J. Sander Wells. He and Linda Freeze were married Dec. 27, 1979, in Jackson...
Gerald Kaiser (07/21/06)
Gerald "Buck" Kaiser, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of George and Geraldine Lance Kaiser. He and Lawanda Stewart were married Aug. 31, 1948, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 7/21/06 (07/21/06)
Conner; Bell; Hendrickson; Hogan; Dynneson; Gromer; Harris; Chatman; Stephens; Terry; Schmidt; Bigham; Scarborough; Watkins; Kieffer; Scheeter; Carmack; Brown
Cape, Jackson police reports 7/21/06 (07/21/06)
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Out of the past 7/21/06 (07/21/06)
25 years ago: July 21, 1981 Lt. Robert F. Ross, a 20-year veteran of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, is Cape Girardeau's newly named community relations and crime prevention officer; naming of a full-time crime prevention officer was one of the suggestions made by the Public Administration Service, the firm which spent several months studying the department upon the request of the city council...
Sheriff's department needs more funding (07/21/06)
By Cliff Rudesill We ran the Riverside Home Centers in the Cape Girardeau area from 1970 to 1984. During those years, we expanded to centers in Jackson, Sikeston, Ste. Genevieve and Ironton. We had between 100 and 150 employees. They were the finest customer-serving group of employees -- more like family -- that I have ever had the pleasure of working with...
Electric rates (07/21/06)
AmerenUE, which provides electricity and natural gas to 1.2 million customers in Missouri, has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission for its first electric-rate increase since 1987 and for an increase in natural-gas delivery charges. If both requests are approved, Ameren would see its annual revenue go up more than $370 million...
Speak Out 7/21/06 (07/21/06)
Hiring retirees; Laughable offer; Confusing fee issue; Emerson's vote; No county zoning; Where's the plan?; Paying deputies; Grabbing money; Smell pollution; Voting values; Stepchild counties; No deduction; Animosity-free; A little dirt; Drawing a line; Add Sheryl Crow; Outsider's view; Gutsy column; Not proud; Widen Mount Auburn
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