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Stories from Monday, July 31, 2006

Heat advisory takes effect (07/31/06)
The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., has issued a heat advisory which took effect at 1 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. this evening.  Temperatures are expected to reach the middle 90s across the quad state region this afternoon. Combined with high humidity levels, heat indices will reach from around 105 to possibly 110 degrees. ...
Committee to ensure safety of Cape Girardeau buildings (07/31/06)
In May, an apartment building on the corner of Themis and Ellis streets in downtown Cape Girardeau collapsed, leaving a ruin of rubble in its place. Fortunately, no one was hurt. In June, Cape Girardeau Fire Department officials worried about the safety of an abandoned building at 36 N. Main St. after a resident informed police that bricks were bulging from its left side...
Scott County races pit north against south (07/31/06)
All four candidates in Scott County's contested primary races say they have widespread support throughout the county. But if their financial reports are any indication, the race is shaping up to be one of north versus south...
Survey of teachers critical of Jackson school administrators (07/31/06)
A survey of Jackson teachers last year complained of low morale and "vindictive" school administrators. Former Jackson junior high school teacher Patti Miinch contends she was pressured to resign last month because of that spring 2005 survey. The survey was conducted when she served as president of the Jackson Community Teachers Association...
Fruitland firefighters throw open house for new station (07/31/06)
Finally, there's a spot for every truck. After years of struggling with storage and equipment issues in a 29-year-old station, members of the Fruitland Fire Department celebrated the opening of a new facility Sunday. Construction on the new facility for Fruitland Fire Station No. 1 began last fall by Zoellner Construction of Perryville, Mo...
Unofficial hangouts can cause a rift between youths, merchants (07/31/06)
Cape police report 7/31/06 (07/31/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were release by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests DWI Summons Assaults Burglary Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Military news 7/31/06 (07/31/06)
Welter arrives at South Korean Air Force base...
Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence receives large donation from Tipton (07/31/06)
Tom Tipton, owner of Tipton Linen and Uniform Service, recently donated $10,000 to the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence. He said, "I believe this is a very worthwhile cause and knowing the money benefits this area is important." SEMO-NASV, a child advocacy center that provides forensic interviews and medical evaluations, counseling and court advocacy for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, will use a portion of the money for training law enforcement personnel on investigations and follow-up of child physical/sexual abuse cases. ...
Local United Way completes national requirements (07/31/06)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri has completed its United Way of America membership requirements satisfactorily and on time. Requirements include membership requirements certification, membership investment, income and expense survey, and the database survey of total resources generated...
Community briefs 7/31/06 (07/31/06)
Sample reunion planned in Jackson Saturday Descendants of Abraham and Elizabeth Baker Sample will hold a reunion from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Delmonico's in Jackson. For information, call Rose Ann King Farmer at 243-5144. In its 26th year, the town of Chaffee, Mo., will hold "German Days," beginning at 5 p.m. ...
Tomato plant still growing at almost 13 ft. tall (07/31/06)
Donald Talley of Cape Girardeau was quite surprised that his tomato "tree," purchased at a local nursery, turned out to be just that. Talley said in all the years he's put out a garden he's never encountered tomato plants taller than shoulder height. ...
Park Service curation facility tells Ozarks story (07/31/06)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Some might call it a Supercenter for historical and natural artifacts. The Cultural Resources Curation Facility is probably the only place in Southeast Missouri where a person can hear the story of D-Day from a soldier who lived through it, see a replica of a 1930s moonshine camp and read original documents signed by Lyndon B. Johnson establishing the Ozark National Scenic Riverways...
NTSB begins investigation of deadly crash (07/31/06)
SULLIVAN, Mo. -- Investigators said Sunday that engine failure apparently was responsible for a crash that killed six people and badly injured two, all of whom were on a skydiving trip. Ed Malinowski, an air safety investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board, said that a witness at the Sullivan airport saw the airplane's right engine burst into flames shortly after it took off Saturday afternoon...
Historical Trail of Tears may be expanded to three more states (07/31/06)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- A cross-country trail on which more than 4,000 Cherokee Indians perished more than 160 years ago soon may be memorialized with additional historic sites. Legislation passed last month in a U.S. House Committee that would expand the historic trail to include areas in Oklahoma, Georgia and North Carolina...
Offshore drilling proposal of intense interest to nation's heartland (07/31/06)
WASHINGTON -- Strangers from the heartland, two businessmen share the hope that the energy resting beneath the deep blue waters of the central Gulf of Mexico might bring relief from high natural gas prices. So, they wonder, why isn't it being pumped?...
High winds, dry conditions hinder fire crews (07/31/06)
RENO, Nev. -- High wind hampered fire crews again Sunday as they fought a wildfire that had dashed across nearly 300 square miles of remote rangeland in northern Nevada. The brush fire 50 miles northeast of Winnemucca had exploded from less than 30 square miles to 292 square miles since Thursday, making it one of the nation's biggest wildfires of the season, fire information officer Susan Marzec said...
Space tourism firm depends on clients to create buzz (07/31/06)
LOS ANGELES -- They are celestial missionaries of sorts: professionals with a wild side, celebrities with money to burn and semiretirees with a hankering for one last thrill. What they share is a desire to float weightless for a mere five minutes. They've also got $200,000 to book a flight into space...
NATO in Afghanistan set to command its first ever ground combat operations (07/31/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Thirty suspected Taliban were killed on the eve of NATO taking charge of multinational forces in southern Afghanistan in what will be the first time the alliance has conducted land combat operations, officials said Sunday. A NATO-led force, made up mostly of British, Canadian and Dutch troops, will take over in the south today from a U.S.-led anti-terror coalition that was first deployed nearly five years ago to unseat the hardline Taliban regime for harboring Osama bin Laden.. ...
Anbar province continues as scene of insurgent threat (07/31/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Four U.S. Marines were killed in a Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad, and pressure mounted in parliament Sunday to replace the interior minister because of the security crisis in the capital. Also Sunday, a U.S. F-16 jet dropped two precision-guided bombs on a building near Baghdad used by militants affiliated with a group believed responsible for a mortar-and-rocket attack in Baghdad's mostly Shiite district of Karradah last week that killed at least 31 people, U.S. ...
Thurman has stock answer for Akron event (07/31/06)
Nine-year-old Kayla Thurman needed just a few words to sum up her experience in the All-American Soap Box Derby on July 22. "I went down the hill, and I raced," she said. Thurman, a fourth-grade Jackson student, raced to a second-place finish in her three-person stock division heat, which wasn't quite enough for her to advance to the next round of the single-elimination event. ...
Hosea-Drerup win Jaycee tournament (07/31/06)
Ken Hosea and Dennis Drerup won the two-day Two-Man Scramble at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course on Sunday. Hosea and Drerup won a three-team playoff, beating the teams of Bob Englehart-Brian Johnson and Mitch Jackson-Jeff Connel with a 15-foot putt on the par 4 No. 1...
Heartland team reaches World Series (07/31/06)
The Heartland Nationals 12-and-under girls softball team captured first place Sunday in the eight-team Babe Ruth Softball Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Greensburg, Kan.. The Heartland squad defeated the Parker Hawks 11-3 in the championship game to advance to the 12-and-under World Series Aug. 13 to 19 in Varina Grove, Va...
Redbirds trade Luna to Indians (07/31/06)
CLEVELAND -- The St. Louis Cardinals improved their infield Sunday, acquiring second baseman Ronnie Belliard from Cleveland for Hector Luna in the latest move by the underachieving Indians. Belliard, an All-Star in 2004, gives the NL Central-leading Cardinals a steady, everyday second baseman for the stretch run. St. Louis has used Aaron Miles and Luna at second this season, but neither has been particularly productive at the plate...
Training camps heat up quick (07/31/06)
As a coach, Marv Levy always ran relatively easy training camps. He's doing the same as Buffalo's new general manager, although that didn't keep the Bills from having the first player of the NFL preseason to be hospitalized for heat-related problems...
Roberts wins Senior British Open in playoff (07/31/06)
NFL commissioner list trimmed to 5 finalists (07/31/06)
NEW YORK -- This time it looks like the NFL commissioner will be all business. The five finalists to succeed Paul Tagliabue were announced Sunday with, no surprise, early favorite Roger Goodell still on the list. Unlike last time, when the late Jim Finks, then the Saints' general manager, was deadlocked with Tagliabue for three months, none of them has a background that includes playing or coaching in the NFL or running a team...
Sutter finds a fitting ending with induction into Cooperstown (07/31/06)
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Bruce Sutter didn't leave baseball the way he wanted, booed relentlessly when injuries sapped his talent. That doesn't matter any more. Eighteen years after he hung up his spikes for good, Sutter was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame...
St. Louis signs No. 1 pick Hill (07/31/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Cornerback Tye Hill, the St. Louis Rams' first-round pick and the 15th overall selection in the draft, agreed to contract terms on Sunday. Contract terms were not immediately available for Hill, who missed the first six practices. Coach Scott Linehan said the team would get Hill to training camp as soon as possible and expected him on the field for the first of two workouts today...
Pavin wins his first tourney in 10 years (07/31/06)
Corey Pavin found the winning formula again: precise putting, a lucky bounce and his old caddie to show him the way. The 46-year-old Pavin won his first PGA Tour title in 10 years Sunday, closing with a 3-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Madison native Jerry Kelly in the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee...
Cards help Cubs combat lurking 'X' (07/31/06)
CHICAGO -- Carlos Zambrano's pledge to himself and his teammates is a simple one. Pitch and play like you've still got a chance. It would take one of the great miracles in baseball history to get the Chicago Cubs to the postseason. But they have played better ball in the last week and on Sunday completed a rare four-game sweep of the first-place St. Louis Cardinals behind Zambrano...
Coach claims Gatlin was victim of a setup (07/31/06)
While his coach claimed Justin Gatlin's positive drug test was a result of sabotage, the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Sunday called for the American sprinter to be banned for "up to life" if the results are confirmed. Gatlin's coach, Trevor Graham, said in an interview on Jamaican television that the Olympic and world champion and co-world-record holder in the 100 meters was victim of a setup...
Yankees acquire Phils' Abreu (07/31/06)
PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Yankees acquired All-Star right fielder Bobby Abreu and starting pitcher Cory Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday for four minor league prospects. Desperate for pitching help and needing a bat in their depleted outfield, the Yankees took on Abreu's hefty contract, hoping he can help them catch first-place Boston in the AL East...
On the air7/31/06 (07/31/06)
On the air Major League Baseball * Cleveland at Boston, 6 p.m., ESPN Area events Babe Ruth baseball * Zone tournament
Another bank coming to town (07/31/06)
Some of you will moan, but a new bank is coming to Cape Girardeau. But quit your griping. There must be a need for this many banks in our area. And the experts will tell you that the more banks you have, the better your community's economy is doing...
Fire erupts on set (07/31/06)
Arrest may tarnish Mel Gibson's star (07/31/06)
LOS ANGELES -- A stunned Hollywood debated the future of one of its biggest stars Sunday as a sheriff's watchdog launched an investigation into a possible cover up of a leaked report that quoted Mel Gibson unleashing a tirade of anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest...
Closing the gadget gap: At 60, Sony focuses on rebuilding brand, restructuring (07/31/06)
TOKYO -- Three years ago, Sony Corp. launched the Qualia line of luxury gadgets that included a tiny $3,300 digital camera and a $13,000 audio console that automatically centered a compact disc regardless of how carelessly it was tossed into the player...
People on the move 07/31/06 (07/31/06)
Show Me Center hires marketing director Shannon Buford, a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, was recently hired as the marketing director of the Show Me Center. He is responsible for event solicitation, advertising sales and sponsorships, group sales and event promotion. ...
Execs say new ethanol plant will be greener, leaner (07/31/06)
The ethanol plant planned for the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority will use a cutting-edge technology that company executives promise will increase yields, decrease energy consumption and make the plant much more competitive in an increasingly crowded field...
Business memo 07/31/06 (07/31/06)
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 business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available from 10 a.m. ...
Gevie VanGennip (07/31/06)
Josefa Clements (07/31/06)
Josefa R. Clements, 67, of Jackson, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Valencia, Spain, daughter of Pedro and Pepita (Martinez Soriano) Rodriguez. She and Gilbert Clements were married Aug. 25, 1962, in Cambridge, England...
Margaret "Peggy" Pruett (07/31/06)
Margaret A. "Peggy" Pruett, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 9, 1938, in New York City, the daughter of Edwin and Margaret Miller Roddy. She and Capt. Burley F. Pruett were married Dec. 2, 1968, in Framingham, Mass...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/31/06 (07/31/06)
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Out of the past 7/31/06 (07/31/06)
25 years ago: July 31, 1981 City officials are expressing concern over construction delays and water damage to the partially completed Jackson Public Safety Building following an inspection last week. BENTON, Mo. -- Excavation has begun on a tract of land just north of Benton on which an industrial facility reportedly is to be built; however, construction officials and the lawyer handling the land transaction have refused comment on what is to be built on the site...
Missouri sentencing: Crimes, punishments and public safety (07/31/06)
By Michael A. Wolff "If you do the crime, you'll do the time." To law-abiding citizens, this catch-phrase may sound like a simple yet perfect sentencing formula. Simple in theory, but reality is not so simple. When a thief steals your car, your first emotional response may be that he should be put in prison for the rest of his life. ...
Kudos to U-Press (07/31/06)
Since its founding in 2001, the Southeast Missouri State University Press has produced an impressive list of nine titles that include professor Robert Hamblin's book of London poems titled "Mind the Gap," Linda Busby Carter's award-winning civil rights novel "Seven Laurels" and Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle's Civil War novel "The Gold of Cape Girardeau."...
Beating makes family more determined (07/31/06)
To the editor: I am the daughter of the woman who was assaulted at Circle S Saddle Co. Let me start out by saying that my mother was beaten up. She was more than just punched and had a busted lip. This woman has a concussion and has multiple bruising all over her body...
Speak Out 7/31/06 (07/31/06)
Smoking decision; Positive publicity; Media coverage; Humanly impossible; Spirit of the law; New cause for ACLU; Hold on to freedom; Different mix; Thank the police; Positive thoughts; Parking problem; Democratic platform?; Not protection; Need more deputies; Quiet restaurants; Sign on dog; Sarcastic comment?; Road easements; Renter's complaint
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