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Richards gets 15 years for manslaughter, drug charges (08/07/06)
Nineteen-year-old Bernard Richards was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for the death of a 17-year-old Cape Girardeau youth and for felony possession of cocaine. Richards, of Ullin, Ill., pleaded guilty in July to manslaughter charges in the Jan. 25 death of Jacob Bowers behind Du-Shell's Furniture at 2103 William St...
Scott City paving project impacts traffic (08/07/06)
Resurfacing work on Scott City's Main Street is scheduled to begin Monday at 5 p.m. The street will be resurfaced from the Interstate 55 interchange to Route N on the city's eastern end. Crews will work daily from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the project and traffic will be reduced to one lane through parts of the work area. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation the project should take about one week to complete as long as the weather cooperates...
UP: Rockview project not tied to track swap (08/07/06)
ROCKVIEW, Mo. -- For months Rockview residents have been watching the railroad improvement work going on outside their homes -- some of them wondering if the work is part of a plan bigger than the new curve in the track beside their town. Since spring 2005 Union Pacific Railroad has been working on a $4.2 million project to install a new connector track on the edge of the town -- work that is now in its final stages...
Richards sentencing scheduled for today (08/07/06)
The admitted gunman who killed a 17-year-old Cape Girardeau youth was scheduled to be sentenced today. Bernard P. Richards, 19, of Ullin, Ill., pleaded guilty July 17 to felony involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor leaving the scene of a shooting. He was accused in the Jan. 25 shooting death of Jacob Bowers behind Du-Shell's Furniture, 2103 William St...
Wisconsin man killed in accident on I-55 (08/07/06)
An automobile accident on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County took the life of a Milwaukee, Wis., man late Saturday night. Reginald Adams, 45, received fatal injuries when the vehicle he was riding in ran off the roadway and overturned at approximately 10:15 p.m. ...
Hearing on Jackson recreation trail planned for today (08/07/06)
A public hearing on the proposed Oak Street recreation trail project will be held at 7:30 p.m. today during a regular Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting. City officials are gathering input prior to preparing the final plans for constructing a new 1-mile trail along Oak Street, between the City Park and North West Lane...
Coalition works to get the most out of the Mississippi River (08/07/06)
The relationship between commercial interests, environmentalists and federal and state governments is often one of adversary, not partner. Drilling for oil in protected areas, raising fuel efficiency standards and control of logging in protected forests all have become fertile battlefields...
Cape's last Vincentian departs (08/07/06)
The Rev. Charlie Prost did not say goodbye to about 800 people gathered at a Vincentian Heritage Celebration on Sunday. Instead, Prost assured the church community which he has served for the past five years that he will see them soon. "If I don't see you again here, I will see you in heaven," Prost said...
World briefs 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
Half of U.S. still believes Saddam had WMDs; Truck bomb wounds U.S. soldier in Afghanistan
Nation briefs 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
Advocate: Bad nursing home care persists; Scientists: Oregon coast 'dead zone' growing; John Glenn, wife, released from hospital
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
7:30 p.m. today Public Hearings Action items Power and light committee Street committee...
Area counties offer more than lower Bootheel to seniors (08/07/06)
Elderly people in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger and Scott counties fare better than many in Southeast Missouri, a new statewide report says. Cape Girardeau County ranked 24th in the state; Perry County ranked 48th; Bollinger County, 66th; and Scott County, 67th...
City of Jackson readies sirens for testing today (08/07/06)
The city of Jackson will test its weather warning sirens beginning at noon today. Testing will occur at noon on the first Monday of each month. A short tone will be sounded to determine if the sirens are functioning properly.
Community digest 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
Cape AARP meeting to feature Scouting program The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of AARP No. 4041 will meet at 12:30 p.m. today for a board meeting at Grace United Methodist Church, followed by a program at 1:30 p.m. on "Scouting Today -- New Directions," by Denise Stewart. There will be a drawing for a door prize...
Community cuisine 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
First Assembly of God holds fish fry, breakfast...
Military news 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
Local servicemen graduate from training...
City leaders enjoy lunch at the club (08/07/06)
Cape Girardeau community leaders recently donated their lunch hours to visit with children at the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau. Mayor Jay Knudtson, Cape Chamber of Commerce vice president of community development Tim Arbeiter, city manager Doug Leslie and executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Chuck Martin were among those who visited...
Salvation Army continues assistance to St. Louis (08/07/06)
The Salvation Army is issuing a plea for donations to support its relief efforts in the wake of the recent St. Louis storms. More than 12,000 St. Louisians have been helped with shelter, meals, food and water distribution. The Salvation Army will provide relief as long as they are needed...
Quick pace of Blunt staff departures mirroring that of Holden administration (08/07/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The door knob broke this past week on one of the Capitol office doors used by Gov. Matt Blunt's staff. Perhaps it faltered because of all the people leaving for new opportunities. Hyperbole aside, Blunt has lost seven senior staff members and Cabinet officials in the past three months -- and a total of 10 since taking office 20 months ago...
Doctors forced into middle of battle over lethal injection (08/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The death penalty in the United States may be hitting a roadblock: the Hippocratic Oath. Condemned inmates in three states have successfully challenged lethal injection as cruel and unusual. For the first time, judges have sided with inmates in ruling that lethal injection has the potential to be unconstitutionally cruel -- that without doctors present, the procedure could be inhumane...
St. Louis residents incur added costs from storm-related power outage (08/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis residents are seeing their out-of-pocket costs pile up after a massive blackout that officials have called the worst power outage in Ameren Corp.'s 100-plus-year history. The utility company sent crews of 4,000 workers to restore power after massive storms hit St. Louis in late July, but it took more than a week for thousands of residents to get electricity restored...
July slowdown in hiring boosts unemployment rate to five-month high (08/07/06)
WASHINGTON -- Memo to job hunters: It may take more work to find work. Employers slowed hiring in July, pushing the nation's unemployment rate to a five-month high and putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to take its foot off the economic brakes...
Governors try experimentation to lower Medicaid costs (08/07/06)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Two years ago, the nation's governors were wrestling with exploding health-care costs, soaring populations and agonizing choices over how to keep their Medicaid programs afloat. Now, as governors met Sunday for their annual summer meeting, health care seems less hopeless. Their choices are vastly different as many states embark on unprecedented experiments to revamp the health-care program for the poor and health care overall...
Large Alaskan oil field shut down because of corrosion, small spill (08/07/06)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Half the oil production on Alaska's North Slope was being shut down Sunday after BP Exploration Alaska Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line. BP officials said they didn't know how long the Prudhoe Bay field would be offline. "I don't even know how long it's going to take to shut it down," said Tom Williams, BP's senior tax and royalty counsel...
Link found between lyrics and teen sex (08/07/06)
CHICAGO -- Teens whose iPods are full of music with raunchy, sexual lyrics start having sex sooner than those who prefer other songs, a study found. Whether it's hip-hop, rap, pop or rock, much of popular music aimed at teens contains sexual overtones. Its influence on their behavior appears to depend on how the sex is portrayed, researchers found...
Chavez says Castro is out of bed, talking (08/07/06)
HAVANA -- Cuba's vice president said Sunday Fidel Castro would return to work in a few weeks after intestinal surgery that forced him to hand over power temporarily to his younger brother. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Castro was out of bed and talking following his surgery...
Fighting erupts in Baghdad's Sadr City; suicide bombing at funeral in Tikrit (08/07/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Fighting erupted late Sunday in a Shiite militia stronghold of Baghdad, and a suicide bomber blew himself up among mourners at a funeral in Saddam Hussein's hometown, killing 10 people and injuring 22. Three U.S. soldiers were killed late Sunday in a roadside bombing southwest of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. No further details were released...
Iran to expand nuclear activities in defiance of U.N. Security Council (08/07/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran vowed Sunday to expand its uranium enrichment, defying a U.N. Security Council deadline for it to suspend its nuclear activities by the end of the month or face the threat of political and economic sanctions. Top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani's statement was Tehran's first warning since the resolution passed that it could step up its atomic program. ...
Mideast attacks intensify (08/07/06)
KFAR GILADI, Israel -- A defiant Hezbollah pounded northern Israel with rockets Sunday after rejecting a U.S.-French truce proposal, killing at least 15 people. Israel also struck hard, killing at least 14 in Lebanon as both sides tried to take advantage of the days before a U.N. resolution is put to a vote...
Oh, brother! Junior tournament championship was a family affair (08/07/06)
Joshua Hicks, 10, and Benjamin Hicks, 7, both of Cape Girardeau, entered their first tennis tournament Saturday. The brothers found success out of the gate, making their way to the finals in the 12-and-under division at the Jammin' Juniors Tennis Tournament, which concluded Sunday at the Southeast Missouri State tennis complex...
Plaza Tire rolls along in elimination bracket (08/07/06)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Jess Bolen is as surprised as anybody by what his Plaza Tire Capahas are doing at the National Baseball Congress World Series. But Bolen wasn't about to complain after the Capahas posted their third straight tournament victory, 5-2 over the Liberal (Kan.) BeeJays on Sunday...
La Russa doesn't believe front office's failure to make deal caused streak (08/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa believes his team's second eight-game losing streak, which ended Saturday night, had nothing to do with the team's failure to land an impact player by the trade deadline. La Russa flatly dismissed the notion that players might have been unhappy that they didn't get more help. The Cardinals got second baseman Ronnie Belliard and struggling pitcher Jorge Sosa for the stretch run...
NASCAR results 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
Results Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis; Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 160 laps, 137.182 mph., $452,861. 2. (20) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 160, $361,141. 3. (10) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 160, $327,636...
St. Louis makes it two wins in a row (08/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A day after the St. Louis Cardinals ended their second eight-game losing streak this season, Jeff Suppan kept them from starting a new one. Suppan allowed four hits in 7 1/3 innings and Juan Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, helping the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 Sunday...
Steinhauer wins for third time in Women's British tournament (08/07/06)
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Whenever Sherri Steinhauer mentioned to people she had won the Women's British Open twice, they always assumed the tournament was a major. Steinhauer never bothered to correct them. Now she doesn't have to. The 43-year-old American shot an even-par 72 Sunday at Royal Lytham to win the Women's British Open for the third time, and the first since the tournament became a major in 2001...
Woods sets record as youngest to reach 50 PGA Tour victories (08/07/06)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- The ultimate goal for Tiger Woods is to surpass Jack Nicklaus' record for victories in professional majors. Along the way, he also hopes to break Sam Snead's mark for PGA Tour wins. Woods won his 50th PGA Tour title Sunday, shooting his fourth straight 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Jim Furyk in the Buick Open...
Johnson's lead in points grows with win at Indy (08/07/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- If Jimmie Johnson wants to finally capture his first Nextel Cup championship, winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a step in the right direction. Johnson pulled off a gritty win at the Brickyard on Sunday, battling back from an early tire problem to take the lead, only to see it evaporate when a late debris caution bunched up the field. It dropped him from first to eighth and forced him to slice his way to the front in the final 14 laps...
Wieser sells Honda dealership (08/07/06)
Talk to Jerry Wieser about his recent business deal and he sounds a bit circumspect. "I'm not sure where the road will lead me at this point," he said. "I'm just going to get some R&R and see where the road takes me. I like the car business too much to get out of it completely. But you can't go on forever."...
Business memo 08/07/06 (08/07/06)
Celebrations restaurant wins national honors Celebrations Restaurant and Bar, 615 Bellevue St., has been honored with the 2006 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award of Excellence. Only 3,772 restaurants worldwide were honored with this distinction. To qualify for the program, a restaurant's wine list must present complete, accurate wine information. ...
People on the move 08/07/06 (08/07/06)
Doctor completes Alzheimer's course Dr. Mark S. Hahn recently completed a three-day mini-residency on Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment and care. The Clinician Partners Program, offered through the Washington University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, helps physicians who practice outside metropolitan areas. ...
Life in the fast lanes (08/07/06)
Bowling at West Park Lanes is about to get ... cosmic, man. The Cape Girardeau bowling alley will soon undergo a half-million-dollar makeover that, when completed, will mean new lanes, seating and scoring programs. The project will add new "glow lanes," said co-general manager Darryl James, allowing for "cosmic bowling," using glow-in-the-dark pins and balls. West Park Lanes is also adding new scoring monitors that feature bright colors and animated graphics...
Every blank space seems fair game for marketers (08/07/06)
They've been seen on pregnant bellies and tattooed on foreheads. They've invaded bathroom stalls, cell phones and doctors' offices. They've sneaked their way into movies, TV shows, novels and even Broadway plays. They are ads and, come September, they'll be more maddeningly ubiquitous than ever...
Class smooths the speech of upward-bound professionals (08/07/06)
GREAT FALLS, Va. -- Armed with a tape recorder and endless patience, Sharon Heffley has spent the last 17 years unraveling the knot of mispronunciations and garbled syllables common to many international professionals in Virginia. Heffley operates the Accent Modification Center out of her home in northern Virginia, helping upwardly mobile professionals smooth accents that may be holding them back...
Gilberte Malone (08/07/06)
DIXON, Ill. -- Gilberte France Malone, 84, of Dixon died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at her residence in Dixon. She was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Cognac, France, daughter of James and France Barrit Mezereau. She and Henry E. Malone were married on April 5, 1973, in Cape Girardeau...
Luvene Duckworth (08/07/06)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Luvene Duckworth, 80, of Dongola died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at her son's home in Dongola. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Meisenheimer Cemetery in Dongola...
Glenda Mowery (08/07/06)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Glenda Egner Mowery, 93, of Ullin died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cache Chapel United Methodist Church. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Revs. Scott Kelley and Chris Ritter officiating. Interment will be in the Cache Chapel Cemetery...
John Demko (08/07/06)
MORLEY, MO. -- John George Demko, 82, of Morley died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 25, 1924, in Bayonne, N. J., son of John and Mary Marcinko Demko. He and Ellen May were married May 28, 1949, in Bayonne, N.J...
Out of the past 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 7, 1981 The Cape Girardeau Charter Commission has completed the entire first draft of the proposed constitutional home-rule charter for the city with the completion of Articles 12 and 13 of the document. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perry County Republican Central Committee has recommended the appointment of Leroy Lukefahr of rural Perryville to serve the unexpired term of Perry County Court Judge Raymond H. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
401 Independence St. meeting, 7 p.m. Public Hearings Consent Ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Liquor licenses Other...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Cape police reports 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assault Theft Miscellaneous...
Safe buildings (08/07/06)
Cape Girardeau's downtown buildings are responsible for much of its character. These older buildings are irreplaceable assets to the city. Most of those buildings were solidly built and can be expected to stand for a long time. But the recent deadly collapse of the Elks Lodge in Clinton, Mo., and spontaneous crumpling of an apartment building in Cape Girardeau underscore the need for cities to ensure their older buildings are inhabitable. ...
Speak Out 8/7/06 (08/07/06)
For the rich; School as usual; Forked tongue; Being rehabilitated; Buying supplies; Circling in Iraq; Construction speed; Federal waste; Build it up; Study results; Smoking reality; Hide those tattoos
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