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Stories from Saturday, August 19, 2006

Blunt wants brand for state's beef (08/19/06)
Gov. Matt Blunt wants the state's beef industry to brand its cattle in a different way -- by letting the rest of the country know that Missouri is a premium, high-quality beef producer. At the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., earlier this week, Blunt met with industry leaders to discuss Missouri's beef potential and the importance of branding Missouri beef as a premium, high-quality product. ...
Jetton stops in Scott City during state agriculture tour (08/19/06)
As part of a statewide agricultural tour, Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton toured the Midwest Grain and Barge facility in Scott City Friday. Jetton, R-Marble Hill, was traveling through Missouri to meet with farmers and businesses in order to better understand their needs, learn more about the industry and what he could do to help...
Jackson man putting together own war memorial (08/19/06)
Two years ago, the U.S. military told Charles Pewitt his dream didn't stand a chance of coming true. "I said, 'I'm kind of a persistent individual. Let's just see what happens,'" said Pewitt, a Jackson physician. The military repesentative Pewitt spoke with wasn't being facetious. Pewitt said he was told no private individual in the United States had ever established an outdoor memorial exhibiting military equipment...
Man acquitted of killing girlfriend (08/19/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Almost three years after a jury convicted him of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body, a Kansas City man was acquitted at his retrial. Henry Daniels, 61, was convicted in October 2003 of second-degree murder in the killing of Linda C. Smith, 33. She disappeared June 8, 1997...
Cape man arrested for multiple 911 calls (08/19/06)
Cape Girardeau police arrested a man this week, saying he abused the 911 emergency telephone service. Gregory Benn, 46, of 627 N. Frederick St., was charged Thursday with misdemeanor misuse of emergency telephone services. He is accused of calling 911 seven times over a 45-minute period Wednesday night, according to a news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. ...
U.S. and Israel seek to prevent rearming of Hezbollah (08/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- The United States and Israel have launched a diplomatic effort to prevent other countries from helping rearm Hezbollah, warning that a resumption of the weapons flow could ignite new fighting in Lebanon just as the cease-fire begins to take hold...
Boot camp for the band (08/19/06)
Shandellica Money crashed brass cymbals every 5 yards as she ran around the track at Houck Stadium in the heat of an August afternoon. Her fellow members of the Golden Eagles Marching Band shouted encouragement. Welcome to marching band boot camp, a week of almost constant rehearsals from early morning to late at night...
Ford, stung by losses and sales drops, will cut production (08/19/06)
DETROIT -- Ford announced its largest production cuts in more than 20 years on Friday, blaming high gas prices for pushing many customers away from its pickups and SUVs and toward higher-mileage models. Ford Motor Co. said it would temporarily halt production at 10 assembly plants between now and the end of the year to reduce the need for costly incentives to trim bloated inventories...
Highway worker chases down drunken motorist who hit him in work zone (08/19/06)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- For the third time this month, a highway worker in the St. Louis area was struck by a car. This time, he not only survived but chased down the allegedly drunken driver who hit him. The incident happened Thursday, the same day Missouri Department of Transportation director Pete Rahn pleaded with motorists to drive cautiously in work zones following two fatal accidents involving highway workers. Both of those accidents also happened in the St. Louis area...
Ford plants expecting temporary shutdowns (08/19/06)
Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that it would cut its fourth-quarter production by 21 percent from last year. The plants that will experience temporary shutdowns and the vehicles they make: Source: Ford Motor Co...
Carnahan finds 240,000 voters may lack state ID (08/19/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Secretary of State Robin Carnahan said Friday that her office has determined that about 240,000 registered voters may lack proper identification for voting under a new state law. Gov. Matt Blunt signed a law in June requiring people to show a photo ID issued by Missouri or the federal government to cast a ballot starting in November. ...
Artifacts from former prime minister shown at Truman Museum (08/19/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sixty years after Winston Churchill delivered his famed "Iron Curtain" speech, artifacts from the former British prime minister are making their way back to Missouri. An exhibit titled "Churchill and the Great Republic," organized by the Library of Congress and the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge, England, opens today at the Truman Museum in Independence, Mo...
Teacher resigns to end fight over nude photos (08/19/06)
AUSTIN, Texas -- A high school art teacher who faced termination after students saw her nude photos online has agreed to resign. Tamara Hoover had been on paid leave since May, when students saw the photos on Flickr.com and showed them to another art teacher at Austin High School. ...
N.J. contractor charged with more than 420 counts of child porn (08/19/06)
NEWARK, N.J. -- A self-employed contractor was indicted Friday on hundreds of child sex assault and child pornography counts after authorities said he spent years molesting children and recording them while he worked at their homes. Clement Bilski Jr., 43, is accused of preying on at least 11 girls and boys, the oldest just 8 years old, between 1998 and 2005...
President Bush defends NSA's warrantless wiretap program (08/19/06)
CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush said those who agree with a federal judge that his warrantless surveillance program is unconstitutional "simply do not understand the nature of the world in which we live." "This country of ours is at war," the president said Friday. "And we must give those whose responsibility it is to protect the United States the tools necessary to protect this country in a time of war."...
Attorney says Patsy Ramsey was asked to meet JonBenet suspect (08/19/06)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Authorities asked Patsy Ramsey in late May -- a month before she died of cancer -- whether she would be willing to meet with the man who claims he killed her 6-year-old daughter, the Ramsey family's attorney said Friday. Ramsey said she would meet with John Mark Karr if it would advance the investigation into JonBenet Ramsey's Christmastime 1996 slaying, but the meeting never took place because authorities did not get back to her before she died in June, attorney Lin Wood said.. ...
Pope not planning many long trips (08/19/06)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI says he does not feel strong enough to take many long trips, but that he would like to travel to a peaceful Holy Land. In a wide-ranging interview aired this week on German television, the pontiff offered some insight into his own personality and ministry, saying being pope is "really tiring" and that it is important to "see the funny side of life."...
Frustration in Washington, digging in heels in Baghdad (08/19/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Frustration in Washington. Digging in heels in Baghdad. There's little sign that Iraq's government of national unity is bringing together the country's sectarian and ethnic groups -- as hoped -- so that U.S. troops can leave anytime soon...
Terror plot investigators find martyr videos on suspects' laptops (08/19/06)
LONDON -- Several martyr videos were reportedly discovered on at least six laptops owned by some of the 23 suspects being questioned in the foiled terror plot to bomb as many as 10 jetliners bound for the United States. The British Broadcasting Corp., citing an unofficial police source, said Friday that several videos of the type that suicide bombers sometimes leave had been found as part of the intense investigation into the alleged plot...
Experts- Ecuador volcano poised for new explosion (08/19/06)
BANOS, Ecuador -- Rescuers on Friday searched for 30 people missing after the devastating explosion of a volcano killed at least one person and forced tens of thousands to flee and appeared poised for a new eruption. Ecuador's Geophysics Institute urged residents and tourists who might be tempted to observe the spectacle to stay away from the 16,575-foot Tungurahua volcano in the nation's central Andes...
Perryville turns back the clock before scrimmage (08/19/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville football program paid homage to its past while showing off its current squad as the inaugural Alumni Recognition Game preceded the annual Green vs. White scrimmage Friday at Perryville High School. More than 20 past players, some from as far back as the graduating class of 1958, were on hand to participate in the 7-on-7 touch game. ...
Lawyers hopeful diamond is better than court (08/19/06)
Either local lawyers are gluttons for punishment, or they have a plan that a change of sport will help them more than a change of venue. The inaugural Doctors-Lawyers Softball Game will be played at 6 p.m. today at Field No. 10 in Arena Park. The lawyers and doctors have met annually for 13 years in a basketball showdown to benefit the Community Counseling Center Foundation, which raises money for the not-for-profit mental health center. ...
Area digest Aug19 (08/19/06)
Three-way tie in play of the day Harriet Drusch, Margaret Sanders and Lillian Schneider tied for the championship flight in the play of the day at Kimbeland Country Club's Ladies Golf Association action on Thursday. The play of the day was low putts...
Freshman receivers surprise Mizzou staff (08/19/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Highly regarded freshman Jeremy Maclin is lost for the season with a knee injury, but other young receivers are stepping up for Missouri. Maclin, a Kirkwood High School standout rated among the 25 best receiver prospects in the nation by Rivals.com, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in a July 25 workout. But since his injury, two true freshmen from Texas, Danario Alexander and Jared Perry, have impressed coach Gary Pinkel and his staff...
Sources say Jones failed drug test (08/19/06)
Five-time Olympic medalist Marion Jones, once the charming, dominating face of track and field around the world, failed an initial drug test at the U.S. championships in June, people familiar with the results told The Associated Press on Friday. Jones' "A" sample tested positive June 23 for the banned performance enhancer EPO at the event in Indianapolis, one source told the AP on condition of anonymity because the official results are not yet public...
Pair of Europeans top jumbled field at midway point (08/19/06)
MEDINAH, Ill. -- Atop the leaderboard for the first time in a major, Luke Donald sat before a room of reporters when he heard cheers a quarter-mile away from the 18th green at Medinah Country Club. Told that Tiger Woods had just made a birdie, the 28-year-old from England smiled and rolled his eyes...
Holyfield launches comeback with technical KO (08/19/06)
DALLAS -- Evander Holyfield began his latest comeback looking a lot more like "The Real Deal" than he has in years. Holyfield rocked Jeremy Bates into the ropes late in the first round, withstood a few hard shots -- including one to his face -- early in the second, then cornered and pummeled his insurance-salesman foe to earn a technical knockout with 4 seconds left in the round, capturing his first victory since June 2002...
Lee rides birdie streak to Safeway Classic lead (08/19/06)
Rookie Jee Young Lee birdied seven straight holes to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Safeway Classic on Friday. The 20-year-old from Seoul, South Korea, had an 8-under 64 on the 6,327-yard, par-72 course at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore...
Martin gives ground on retirement talk (08/19/06)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Mark Martin has said all year he plans to retire from the Nextel Cup series at the end of the season to concentrate on driving in the Craftsman Truck Series and maybe a few races in the Busch Series. But Friday, while preparing for Sunday's GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the four-time Cup runner-up changed his tune...
Seau signs just days after his 'retirement' (08/19/06)
The way Junior Seau looks at it, he's now in graduate school. Seau returned to the NFL on Friday after a four-day retirement, trading surfing in San Diego for a one-year contract with the New England Patriots that the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker hopes will pay off with a long-sought Super Bowl ring...
Barron will be tested by draft's top pick (08/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Mario Williams' next preseason test will be butting heads with a first-round pick from last season. Williams, this year's No. 1 overall selection, got 11 snaps at defensive end in his professional debut with the Houston Texans last week. Tonight, promising St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Alex Barron will be on the other side of the ball...
Brock gives pep talk to Missouri squad (08/19/06)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Hall of Famer Lou Brock offered some comforting words to the boys from Columbia, Mo., before their debut Friday night at the Little League World Series. "Actually, we had a fireside chat," said Brock, the former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder. "We talked about the passion of the game. That it's fun."...
Cards drub Cubs with 6 HRs (08/19/06)
CHICAGO -- Preston Wilson barely made his morning flight. The St. Louis Cardinals were glad he did. Preston Wilson was a smash in his first game for the NL Central leaders, hitting one of the Cardinals' six home runs Friday in an 11-3 romp over the Chicago Cubs...
Ohio St.'s big finale leads to No.1 in poll (08/19/06)
NEW YORK -- When Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Jr. and the rest of Ohio State's blazing Buckeyes were last seen on a big stage, they were whizzing around Sun Devil Stadium at warp speed. That 34-20 victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl made a lasting impression...
Taxes and the collection plate (08/19/06)
Businessmen and women take advantage of tax breaks and use financial expertise to maximize their income and minimize their expenses. The same benefits -- and some others -- are available to clergy and churches. Dan Busby, one of the nation's top experts in tax and finance issues for clergy and churches, will present "Getting in Shape -- Fiscally" Aug. 26 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Religion briefs 8/19/06 (08/19/06)
Opening service for Chapel of Hope; Greg Buchanan to be in concert next week; Mahan to speak at Sovereign Grace; Hobbs Chapel starts gift program; Today; Sunday
Learning to be enlightened (08/19/06)
"Good heavens, he handles each piece with such care," I thought as I recently stood watching my husband, Don, folding clothes. He's always been wonderful at helping around the house. I saw him apply the same precision and awareness to vacuuming, dusting and whatever else he tackled, like an artist painting on his canvas. ...
Harold Stueve (08/19/06)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Harold J.J. Stueve, 88, of Diamond Bar, Calif., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 16, 1917, at Frohna. Stueve went to California in 1939. He married Vernice Evans, who died in 1967. He and Ruth Porter were married in 1968...
Raymond Bickings (08/19/06)
Raymond D. Bickings, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Payne (08/19/06)
Helen Ruth Payne, 85, of Scott City died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at her home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Nola Boatright (08/19/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Nola B. Boatright, 96, of Anna, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Jonesboro Rehab and Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born Sept. 5, 1909, in Carrier Mills, Ill., daughter of Robert Edward and Dana Reynolds Barter. She and Vernie Boatright were married Jan. 8, 1929, in Saline County, Ill. He died June 18, 1981...
Joyce Womack (08/19/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Joyce Ann Womack, 61, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1945, in Chester, Ill., daughter of Freddie and Edith Eggemeyer Roche. She and George Edward Womack were married Feb. 26, 1981. Womack was a nurse aide several years at Three Springs in Chester...
Marjorie Chronister (08/19/06)
Marjorie Marie Chronister, 74, of Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at Heritage Manor Health Care in Plano, Texas. She was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John and Earmel Irene Hartle Schlenker. She and William Edward Chronister were married April 30, 1954, in St. Louis...
Marie Sebastian (08/19/06)
Marie Sebastian, 81, of Jackson passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born April 29, 1925, in Patton, Mo., daughter of "Anthony" Christian and "Maggie" Elizabeth Mouser Seabaugh. She and Norman H. Sebastian were married Jan. 1, 1945, at Tilsit, Mo. He passed away Nov. 16, 2003...
Lloyd Choate (08/19/06)
Lloyd Choate, 87, of Cape Girardeau died at his home at 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Kay, and nieces, Agnes Colley and JoAnne Shanks, were at his bedside. He married Kay Kimmich April 14, 1993, and is survived by her; a daughter, Vicki Hamann of Carbondale; stepchildren, Teresa (Tony) Thrower, Rhonda (Mark) Ruark and Angela (Brent) Metje, all of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Betty Dewey of Kansas City. ...
Births 8/19/06 (08/19/06)
Hefner; Collins; Brown
Fire reports 8/19/06 (08/19/06)
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Out of the past 8/19/06 (08/19/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 19, 1981 Despite opposition from Dutchtown area residents, Cape Girardeau city manager Gary Eide says the city still plans on establishing an 82-acre landfill along Highway 74 between Cape Girardeau and Dutchtown; 12 area residents opposed to the proposed landfill appeared before the Cape Girardeau Planning Commission this week to voice their concerns...
Press group opposes Bond's bill on leaks (08/19/06)
By Doug Crews Because of its possible chilling effect on those who report misdeeds of the government, the Missouri Press Association opposes a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Kit Bond to criminalize the leaking of classified information. Bond introduced S. 3774 on Aug. 2. It proposes that any current or former government employee or contractor face a fine or jail time for leaking classified information...
Preventative medicine (08/19/06)
Hospital emergency rooms are no place for getting your cold or stomachache treated if they're garden variety illnesses. The waits are long, the costs high. But many thousands of people do, clogging ERs for basic care that could be provided by a private physician...
Speak Out 8/19/06 (08/19/06)
Doing what's right; School safety; No help for dog; Backbreaking rules; School waste; High praise; More time, not pay; Not buckled in; What happened?; Talking heads; Bait and switch; Flawed drug plan
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