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Sander campaign to refund questionable contribution (08/02/06)
Paul Sander's campaign for county clerk will pay Stooges Restaurant $1,105 to refund an in-kind contribution that exceeded the legal maximum, campaign treasurer John Thompson said Wednesday. Stooges, a Jackson barbecue restaurant, provided the food at a mid-July picnic for Sander, the Jackson mayor hoping to replace Rodney Miller. Sander, a Republican, faces Kara Clark, sales director for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, in next Tuesday's Republican primary...
Candidate blames opponent's campaign for bogus Web sites (08/02/06)
Someone stole Veronica Hambacker's name, and she'd like it returned. Hambacker, a Democrat from Salem, Mo., is running for Congress in Missouri's Eighth District. Recently, she discovered the online domain names for her full name with middle initial, her last name, and her first and last name have been purchased by a political foe...
Four vie for Perry County presiding commissioner (08/02/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Voters in Perry County will choose a new presiding commissioner Tuesday from among four candidates, two of whom are up and comers and two with a political background. The post is being vacated by Thomas Sutterer, who is retiring at the end of his term...
Report evaluates seniors' lives (08/02/06)
Thirty-three percent of Cape Girardeau County seniors never exercise. That's news the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging plans to use. In the past, spokeswoman Ruth Dockins said, the agency has based decisions on anecdotal evidence and a vague sense about the way things were with Southeast Missouri's senior citizens. Now a new report released Tuesday provides those who work with the area's older residents with figures and facts...
Associate circuit judge bolsters campaign funds (08/02/06)
Scott County Associate Circuit Judge David Mann's campaign raised over $7,000 more than his opponent during July, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission. The majority of that money, however, came from the candidate himself. Mann, an incumbent with 27 years experience as judge, faces political newcomer Scott Horman of Chaffee, Mo., in the Aug. 8 primary for the Democratic Party...
Interstate project to affect traffic (08/02/06)
Northbound traffic on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane for repairs through next week. A paving company will be milling and overlaying bridge ends from the Route AB overpass to Route 61 Center Junction, a nine-mile stretch, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Sikeston DPS arrests three on drug charges (08/02/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Three people were arrested last week in a Sikeston Department of Public Safety drug bust. Phyllis Gates, 48, of Sikeston was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia; Serena Stalion, 48, of Jackson, Tenn., was charged with possession of a controlled substance; and Marco Wilson, 21, of Sikeston was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute...
Inked up (08/02/06)
More than one-third of Americans under 30 have at least one tattoo. Chris Hester views his body as a canvas. The Cape Girardeau man isn't alone. More than a third of 18- to 29-year-old Americans have at least one tattoo, according to a recent study...
Getting inked up (08/02/06)
Chris Hester views his body as a canvas. The Cape Girardeau man isn't alone. More than a third of 18- to 29-year-old Americans have at least one tattoo, according to a recent study. Nearly a fourth of Americans between the ages of 18 and 50 are decorated with tattoos, says the study released by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology earlier this summer...
P&Z Commission joint Cape/Jackson agenda (08/02/06)
7:30 p.m. today Jackson City Hall 101 Court St. Presentations...
Club news 8/2/06 (08/02/06)
St. Mary CCW...
Relief from heat expected Thursday (08/02/06)
With 20 pounds of mail strapped to his waist Tuesday, U.S. Postal Service carrier Mark Smith delivered letters in a sweltering St. Louis neighborhood where more than 1,000 homes and businesses were without electricity. "I can't think of many hotter days than this," said Smith, 51, a 24-year veteran of the Postal Service. "I just drink this ice water and think about retirement."...
2 men found safe in West Virginia mine after entering to search for scrap metal (08/02/06)
MAMMOTH, W.Va. -- Two men who sneaked into a closed coal mine to search for scrap metal to sell were rescued after they became lost about 3,000 feet inside the mine, authorities said Crews found Franklin Johnson, 44, and Glen Edelman, 35, Monday evening, a few hours after family members ...
Women charged with murdering homeless L.A. men for insurance (08/02/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Two women in their 70s were charged Monday with having homeless men killed in hit-and-run car crashes to collect more than $2 million in life insurance. Olga Rutterschmidt, 73, and Helen Golay, 75, were ...
Nation briefs 8/2/06 (08/02/06)
Morning-after pill entangles FDA nominee WASHINGTON -- Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, nominated to head the Food and Drug Administration, insisted at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that "medical ideology" -- not politics -- guided his handling of proposed over-the-counter sales of the morning-after contraceptive. ...
Chinese county kills 50,000 dogs in campaign against rabies (08/02/06)
SHANGHAI, China -- China slaughtered 50,000 dogs in a government-ordered crackdown after three people died of rabies, sparking unusually pointed criticism in state media Tuesday and an outcry from animal rights activists. Health experts said the brutal policy pointed to deep ...
Israel goes ahead with major expansion of ground offensive (08/02/06)
BOURJ AL-MULOUK, Lebanon -- Heavy ground fighting raged Tuesday near a border village and Israel resumed frequent airstrikes after it decided, in a major expansion of its offensive, to send thousands more troops deeper into Lebanon. The soldiers will go as far as the Litani River, 18 miles ...
Fidel Castro's health stable after surgery (08/02/06)
HAVANA -- Fidel Castro said Tuesday that he was stable and in good spirits after surgery, according to a statement read on state television, as the communist government tried to impose a sense of normalcy on the island's first day in 47 years without the bearded leader in charge....
Mineral Area got the better of Cape again at regional (08/02/06)
The Cape Girardeau Pepsi Mid-America Senior Babe Ruth baseball squad's surprising postseason run ended last weekend, when the team was eliminated from the Midwest Plains regional tournament in Bonne Terre, Mo., after three games. Cape, which represented Missouri, defeated Hastings, Neb., 10-3 in Friday's first round before falling to host Mineral Area 3-0 on Saturday and Galena, Kan., 6-3 on Sunday...
Another morning start awaits Capahas today (08/02/06)
The Plaza Tire Capahas return to action in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., at 8 a.m. this morning against the Austin (Texas) Gold Sox in an elimination-bracket game. The Capahas had lost Saturday morning 12-4 to the Houston Apollos...
Werner survives, wins title at junior tourney (08/02/06)
The Gateway Section PGA Junior Series championships event was survival of the fittest. "It was really hot," said Tanner Werner of Jackson, who competed in the 12- and 13-year-old boys division in the series' season-ending championships event at Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Club in Maryland Heights, Mo. "I just drank a lot of water and Gatorade, and we sat in the shade every chance we got...
Result from backup test for Landis expected to be released on Saturday (08/02/06)
PARIS -- Tour de France champion Floyd Landis, whose initial doping tests turned up positive, gets another chance to clear his name when a second set is expected to be released Saturday. However, the 30-year-old cyclist and his lawyer have previously acknowledged that they expect the "B" sample to show the same elevated ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone found in the "A" sample last week...
Frustrated by contending, Wie search for breakthrough win (08/02/06)
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- In six LPGA Tour events this year, Michelle Wie has finished no worse than fifth. In three majors, she has finished a combined five shots out of the lead. No wonder the 16-year-old from Hawaii is convinced ...
Cardinals continue tumble (08/02/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 33 games. His manager thinks he can go a lot longer. Utley kept the major league's longest streak this year alive with two hits -- one in the first inning -- against the team that stopped teammate Jimmy Rollins' 38-game run early season...
Tillette accepts three-year extension at Samford (08/02/06)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford men's basketball coach Jimmy Tillette has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2013 season, the university announced Tuesday. Tillette, 56, is Samford's all-time winningest coach, leading Samford to a 149-113 record and two NCAA tournament appearances in nine seasons...
Former Rams lineman Turley must shoulder load for Chiefs (08/02/06)
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- To anyone who ever faced a bleak, empty future, Kyle Turley could already be a hero. Doctors said the All-Pro tackle's career was over, cut short in his prime by a back injury so devastating it nearly destroyed all the strength in one leg...
Ragone, Fitzpatrick battle for No. 3 quarterback spot (08/02/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' quarterback situation leaves little wiggle room. Marc Bulger firmly holds the starting job, and Gus Frerotte appears tucked tightly into the backup spot. That leaves two players going after one slot -- Dave Ragone, who spent his first three years in the NFL behind David Carr in Houston; and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who completed 76 of 135 attempts as a Rams rookie last year as both a starter and backup...
Ryder Cup team points process draws scrutiny (08/02/06)
Two players who will be wearing U.S. uniforms at the Ryder Cup won tournaments last week, a development that would have thrilled Tom Lehman except for one minor detail. They were his assistant captains. Corey Pavin won his first PGA Tour event in 10 years at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, and Loren Roberts captured his first major by winning the Senior British Open in a playoff at Turnberry...
These golfers head for the hay (08/02/06)
ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Fred Hicks couldn't decide between a 7- or 9-iron, but that wasn't his only concern. Just finding a spot among giant sagebrush and painful sticklers covering the tee box was challenging enough. The hole was only 125 yards -- a picturesque shot from one perch to another, across a large gully, with the rolling, sage-covered hills of central Washington on the horizon...
Arkansas multiplier challenged in court (08/02/06)
LITTLE ROCK -- High school football players, coaches and fans will have to wait for a Pulaski County judge to rule on a lawsuit before they'll know if games scheduled for this fall's season will actually be played, and the judge isn't saying when she might rule...
Correction 8/2/06 (08/02/06)
n Due to an editing error, scores and standings for Major League Baseball in Tuesday's edition were not updated with all of Monday's available scores. The Southeast Missourian regrets the inconvenience.
From tacky to trendy (08/02/06)
In high school I was sometimes referred to as the Tacky Queen. It may have been due to my size 42, secondhand plaid pants. Or perhaps my hand-me-down concert tees. Or even my decision to combine those with a red chain wallet, old orange Chuck Taylors and pigtails...
College dorms invite lessons on room color, storage (08/02/06)
A refresher course in décor, room arrangement and efficient storage could be a life lesson earned for this fall's college-bound students. Surely, there's no hard and fast rule that rooms must be a jumble of colors, odds and ends and stuff strewn hither and yon...
Praise for the humble porch (08/02/06)
There aren't many places on this planet better than the porch of a house. I don't think I've ever come across one I didn't like, and every type has its advantages. Open air porch -- "Love it, just feel that summer breeze!" Screened in porch -- "Saves a bundle on mosquito repellent."...
Entertain guests with fajita casserole (08/02/06)
It is always fun to get together with family. Recently our family visited with my niece, Tarah Battaglia, and her husband, Steve, in Royalton, Ill. It was our first time to their new home, and we had wonderful time visiting and catching up on family news. Of course the day involved food, and this casserole was on the dinner menu. They were wonderful hosts and we look forward to our next visit with them...
Alline VanBlargan (08/02/06)
Alline Joy VanBlargan, 75, of Spencerville, Ohio, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. She was born July 11, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, ...
Lloyd Briggs (08/02/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lloyd Gerald Briggs, 78, of Benton, Ky., died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at his home. He was the son of Quinton and Marie Bonesock Briggs. He married Juanita Elam. Briggs was formerly of Chaffee. He was a former judge in Missouri and had been a lawyer with Saladino, Oaks and Schaaf. He was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Bar Association and Missouri Masonic Lodge...
Phyllis Freeman (08/02/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Phyllis Freeman, 56, of Sikeston died Monday, July 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1950, in Pottsville, Ark., daughter of Ray and Jewell Kesler Vick. She and Larry R. Freeman were married Jan. 1, 1970, in Russellville, Ark...
Lawrence Russell (08/02/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lawrence A. Russell, 66, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Zelma Caldwell (08/02/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Zelma Caldwell, 87, of Thebes died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Marissa Ramsey (08/02/06)
Marissa Louise Ramsey, 40 days, of Fort Knox, Ky., died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at her home. She was born June 16, 2006, in Fort Knox, daughter of Robert Chad and Suanne Lee Baker Ramsey. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Madelyn Sue Baker of the home; maternal grandparents, Melanie Ann Carr and husband Johnny of Advance, Mo., Chad Lucas Baker of Madera, Calif.; maternal great-grandparents, Sue Webb of Cape Girardeau, Ray and Mary Baker of Mineola, Texas; maternal great-great-grandmother, Wanda Holland of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandparents, Jana Wolfe and husband James of Springfield, Mo., Robert Charles Ramsey and wife Cindy of Jackson; paternal great-grandparents, Hattie Barnes of Springfield, Charles Wilson and Dorothy Ramsey of Jackson, and Pauline Ramsey of Nashville, Tenn.. ...
Joseph Vernier (08/02/06)
Joseph F. Vernier, 60, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, and Belleville, Ill., was born Feb. 27, 1946, in Belleville. He died Monday, July 31, 2006, at his home. Mr. Vernier was a retired consultant. He was also retired from Ryerson Steel Co. in St. Louis...
Out of the past 8/2/06 (08/02/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 2, 1981 New building construction in Cape Girardeau during July, while far from a single month record, did show a surge; city building inspector Mason Sachse reports an aggregate cost of $716,602 in building permits, the bulk of this allotted to commercial projects; the most expensive projects for which permits were issued were Otahki Council of Girl Scouts center, Pagoda Gardens, Horky's Gun Shop and Shooting Range, the Plumbing Shop, a six-unit apartment at 3010 Aspen Drive and Burger Chef restaurant.. ...
Cairo's budget (08/02/06)
The Cairo City Council and Mayor Paul Farris have been fighting a long-running war of attrition for control of the city. The council members have given Farris little of what he wants. They have refused to approve appointees. They've boycotted meetings. And for a time they refused to take out a loan to pay an overdue health-care bill...
Ethanol plants affect living standard (08/02/06)
To the editor: I want to let people know what they are agreeing to if they allow an ethanol plant come into this area without assurance from the company that it is not going to affect our standard-of-living conditions and air we breath. It seems to me nobody has talked to surrounding community leaders about this plant and what effects it will have on the standard of living we enjoy today...
Ameren, Guard workers deserve credit (08/02/06)
To the editor: Our families -- who live in the St. Charles, St. Louis and East St. Louis area -- and my husband and I, who and were caught in the recent windstorms that paralyzed these communities, would like to applaud the AmerenUE workers, along with the National Guard and all other volunteers who helped restore electricity and clean up...
Take care of pets during heat wave (08/02/06)
To the editor: In response to the story "Heat advisory takes effect:" Now that it's time for heat advisories to be issued and publicized, it would be a great public service to remind your readers that their animals need extra protection too. No animal should ever be left without shade (watch the sun as it moves to be sure you are providing accessible shade all day long.). ...
Some want to ignore Supreme Court (08/02/06)
To the editor: In response to the story "Missouri lawmakers want all sex offenders to register despite state Supreme Court ruling": Why bother having a judicial system when those who feel they do not need to follow the rulings disregard in public the intent to continue the illegal violation of rights the Supreme Court deemed illegal? Has Missouri become lawless? Who is next on the lynch mobs list? Could it be you? There is no law in Missouri any longer...
Speak Out 8/2/06 (08/02/06)
School hiring; Immigration hearing; Not cheap labor; Stuck in the dust; Right on stem cells; Banner leadership; Nail on the head; Good pay, less turnover; Tobacco dollars; Ugly, but legal; Family medicine; Decorative eyesores
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