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Stories from Saturday, July 5, 2008

Capahas open region defense with a tight win (07/05/08)
The Plaza Tire Capahas began their quest for a fourth straight Mid-South Regional title — and automatic berth in the National Baseball Congress World Series — with a 5-1 victory against the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Braves on Saturday afternoon.Anthony Maupin scattered five hits over nine innings to get the win. ...
AT&T makes change to structure of certain services (07/05/08)
AT&T is notifying customers that the company no longer will be governed by tariffs for certain services, effective Aug. 13. A tariff, in this case, is an open contract between AT&T and the public filed with the Federal Communications Commission. Tariffs outline terms and conditions for providing service to customers including rates, fees and charges...
Few taking advantage of scholarship (07/05/08)
Most area students are passing up tuition-free scholarships to community colleges, administrators say. In May less than 3 percent of Central High School students graduated with an A-Plus Scholarship. The scholarship covers tuition at public community colleges if students meet certain GPA and good citizenship requirements...
Three-car accident in Cape sends two women to hospital (07/05/08)
Two women were taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after a three-vehicle accident at William Street and South Mount Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau, according to officer Michelle Gary of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m...
Weather almost axes second Golden Knights show (07/05/08)
The U.S. Army's demonstration parachute team wowed people during the first part of the air show Friday, despite weather that kept the plane from rising above 3,000 feet. But at 4 p.m., the weather threatened to cancel the flights. Sgt. Eric Holman, 35, looked glum after hearing the cloud cover would require a modified program, if there was one at all. But in less than an hour, he was beaming, aboard the plane and suiting up to jump...
Thousands attend Libertyfest, air show (07/05/08)
The first combined Libertyfest and air show was by most accounts a success. Beverly and Gerald Stott of Cape Girardeau loved being at the airport. "I just love the planes," said Beverly Stott, adding that pushing her husband's wheelchair over the airport's flat concrete was far easier than navigating through downtown Cape Girardeau...
Lab to analyze bones found in 1980s (07/05/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department recently unearthed an unsolved homicide from 1981 in the hopes that newer forensic methods may shed some light on the identity and the death of the victim, chief deputy David James said. Investigators were never able to link either the skeletal remains of the body, or the skull, which was found seven years later, to any missing people. ...
Traditions passed on at Oran's picnic (07/05/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Dana Lynch and Jodi McVay have been coming to Oran's Fourth of July picnic since they were little girls. Now, 30 years after their first picnic, Lynch and McVay are passing the tradition down to their children. Guardian Angel Church began the event in 1908. By 1962, the picnic had become too big, so the church passed picnic responsibilities to the Oran Knights of Columbus, said Lawrence "Lefty" Seyer, a charter member of the group...
Rain doesn't keep crowds from attending Parks and Rec Day (07/05/08)
The threat of rain may have forced many activities inside Thursday at Parks and Rec Day, but it did not stop more than 1,200 people from turning out. It also didn't keep people from wanting to get wet. "Look at me, I got wet," said Sami Davis, 6, who was sprinkled by a fire department hose...
Call from suspected killer set up his arrest (07/05/08)
CHICAGO -- As the manhunt wound down for the ex-con suspected of bludgeoning eight people to death during a two-state killing spree, a disheveled Nicholas T. Sheley walked calmly into a Subway sandwich shop, asked to use the phone and called his lawyer -- all but ensuring his capture...
Companies begin quest for oil off Fla. coast (07/05/08)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Oil companies once viewed drilling in the deep waters off Florida as cost prohibitive. Politicians feared even the slightest sign of support would be career suicide. No more. Record crude oil prices are fueling support for oil and natural gas exploration off the nation's shores. In Florida, movement was underway even before President Bush called on Congress last month to lift a federal moratorium that's barred new offshore drilling since 1981...
Former GOP N.C. senator Jesse Helms dies at 86 (07/05/08)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former senator Jesse Helms, an unyielding champion of the conservative movement who spent three combative and sometimes caustic decades in Congress, where he relished his battles against liberals, communists and occasionally a fellow Republican, died on the Fourth of July. He was 86...
U.S. soldiers in Iraq mark Fourth of July (07/05/08)
BAQOUBA, Iraq -- It's Staff Sgt. Edgar Covarrubias' second Fourth of July in Iraq. No family barbecue, no fireworks, but Covarrubias says he'll call his family to share the day anyway. Across Iraq, America's Independence Day was a normal work day for most U.S. troops. But the military threw in a taste of home at larger bases with ribs, corn on the cob and red, white and blue cake...
Former Colombian hostage may start new political drive (07/05/08)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Could Ingrid Betancourt become Colombia's next president? It was one of the first questions she was asked after being freed in a helicopter rescue Wednesday from six years in rebel captivity. Betancourt was running for president when she was kidnapped in 2002, and recent polls show she's Colombia's second-most popular politician after her former rival, President Alvaro Uribe, who is constitutionally barred from a third term...
Southeast will not appeal NCAA's penalties (07/05/08)
Southeast Missouri State issued a release Thursday that stated the university will not appeal the NCAA penalties announced June 19, which included a vacation of 44 victories over two seasons from 2004-05 and 2005-06 for the women's basketball program...
Braves win wild game, earn meeting with Caps in NBC Mid-South Regional (07/05/08)
Games don't get much wilder than Friday night's opening contest of the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional at Capaha Field. The Pine Bluff (Ark.) Braves scored a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to knock off the Charleston Riverdogs 18-17...
Groves chalks failed Olympic attempt under experience (07/05/08)
Loren Groves knew she faced long odds entering the U.S. Olympic Trials. Only the top three finishers make the U.S. team for next month's Beijing Olympics, and Groves was ranked 14th among 24 qualifiers in the hammer throw. That's why Groves was not all that disappointed with her performance Thursday night in Eugene, Ore., although she wishes she would have thrown better...
Troxel to swim at U.S. Olympic swimming trials (07/05/08)
When Jackson High School graduate Steffan Troxel competes in the 1,500-meter freestyle today at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, he is certainly a long shot to place. His seed time of 15 minutes, 47.77 seconds ranks him 47th best among the 77 swimmers in the event. Two swimmers have covered the distance a whole minute faster than him...
Cards lose despite Pujols' 300th career HR (07/05/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The return of Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano trumped the soap opera setting of Jim Edmonds' homecoming and Albert Pujols' 300th home run. Zambrano came off the 15-day disabled list from a shoulder strain with six spotless innings Friday night, leading Chicago to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game series matching the National League's top two teams...
Savor the future the Lord has written (07/05/08)
Summer is one of my favorite seasons of the year (although I don't think there is any particular season I dislike). Summer bears witness to her own distinct sounds and smells. The smell of sunblock and swimming pools as children slowly turn golden brown. ...
Religion briefs 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
Area churches offer vacation Bible school n Christ Episcopal and St. Mark Lutheran Church are co-sponsoring vacation Bible School Wednesday to Friday 5:30 to 8 p.m. (dinner served) and July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, ending with a pool party and lunch. ...
Loving service (07/05/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- "Bring people to the cross, then duck." That sentiment represents the success of YouthWorks!, a Minneapolis-based multidenominational youth mission organization going on its sixth summer in Cairo and in other cities and towns across the country. Each week a different group of volunteers comes in, bunks at Two Rivers Ministries at the former St. Joseph Catholic School and lends a helping hand to a community in need...
You have to do what you have to do (07/05/08)
Everyone has wished they were somewhere else, performing a different job or had more time to do what they "really wanted to do." Although it may sound like you're complaining, that isn't necessarily true. You know you are doing what you need to be doing right now...
Man finds calling in Fourth of July history (07/05/08)
CLARKSBURG, Md. -- Historian James Heintze can tick off colorful accounts of how the nation has celebrated the Fourth of July over the years: In the 19th century, cannons fired, church bells sounded and fireworks exploded. Indianapolis residents watched in 1911 as two trains purposely collided at full speed, the locomotive personnel bailing out before the crash...
Longtime Bozo the Clown portrayer dies (07/05/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Larry Harmon wasn't the original Bozo the Clown, but he was the real one. Harmon, who portrayed the wing-haired clown for more than half a century, died Thursday of congestive heart failure, said his publicist, Jerry Digney. He was 83...
Brinkley: Husband's affair 'shattered' my life (07/05/08)
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. -- A tearful Christie Brinkley testified at her divorce trial Thursday that she was devastated by her husband's affair with a teenager and his attempts to find other paramours through pornographic Web sites. "My world was completely shattered," the former Sports Illustrated model said. "My life as I knew it had vanished."...
Laura Weaver (07/05/08)
Laura Weaver DONGOLA, Ill.-- Laura N. Weaver, 74, of Dongola died Monday, July 2, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Leola, Pa., daughter of John and Mary Nolt Martin. She and Harvey M. Weaver were married Feb. 27, 1954, in Ephrata, Pa...
James Farmer (07/05/08)
James Farmer GORHAM, Ill. -- James D. Farmer, 50, of Gorham died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro, Ill. He was born July 31, 1957, in Peoria, Ill., son of Dean and Margie Farmer Abernathy. Survivors include his mother; two sons, Brett Farmer of Murphysboro, Justin Farmer of Gorham; a sister, Pam Abernathy Marr of Ware, Ill.; and a brother, Jerry Abernathy of Jonesboro, Ill...
John Harris (07/05/08)
John Harris John Franklin Harris, 22, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Monday, June 30, 2008, in an automobile accident on Highway 146 in East Cape Girardeau, Ill. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo...
Glenn Derton (07/05/08)
Glenn Derton MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Glenn Lacy Derton, 72, of Marble Hill died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born July 18, 1935, at Deep Water, W.Va., son of Edwin Vincent and Dorothy Vest Derton. Derton was a restaurant worker...
Kathleen Brandtner (07/05/08)
Kathleen Brandtner Kathleen Brandtner, 86, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa. She was born Dec. 26, 1921, at Maple Lake, Minn., daughter of Saul and Margaret Rogers Gagnon. She was an active member of St. Mary's Church and was faithful to attend daily Mass. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and playing cards, especially bridge...
Patricia Wulfers (07/05/08)
Patricia Wulfers Patricia J. Beckman Wulfers, 82, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Jackson Manor. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The Rev. David Hulshof will officiate.
Glenda Blakemore (07/05/08)
Glenda Blakemore MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Glenda F. Blakemore, 58, of Harrisburg, Ill., formerly of Mound City, died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Harrisburg Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill...
Kelly Seabaugh (07/05/08)
Kelly Seabaugh Kelly William Seabaugh, 81, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Monticello House. He was born April 21, 1927, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Jesse Morton and Myrtle Anne Seabaugh. He and Zeta M. Deimund were married Nov. 15, 1950...
Patsy Bowers-Dowdy (07/05/08)
Patsy Bowers-Dowdy CARDWELL, Mo. -- Patsy Bowers-Dowdy, 73, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Delta, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Cardwell. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, in Delta, daughter of Virgil and Edna Hodge Ikerman. She and Junior O. Bowers were married Feb. 2, 1952, in Pickett, Ark. He died Nov. 8, 1978. She later married Grayson Dowdy on Oct. 15, 1985, in Paragould, Ark...
Wilbert Wichern (07/05/08)
Wilbert Wichern OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Wilbert W. Wichern, 75, of Old Appleton, died July 3, 2008, at home. He was born July 10, 1932, in Uniontown, Mo., son of Henry and Martha Cornehlsen Wichern. Wichern was a retired truck driver for Farmers Limestone. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a past member of the American Legion...
Births 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
Richards Son to Shane Allen and Maureen Margery Richards of Oak Ridge, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:16 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Name, Justin Conner. Weight, 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Richards is the former Maureen Duckett, daughter of Vivian Duckett of Oak Ridge and the late William Duckett of Bowling Green, Ky. She is employed at Sam's Club. Richards is the son of Doyle and Eva Richards of Benton, Mo...
Police report 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n Samuel J. Ward, 42, 1918 College St., was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, being a felon in possession of a firearm and a possession of a defaced firearm...
Fire report 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 7 p.m., a light fixture fire in the 1400 block of Ozark Street. n At 8:20 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Mimosa Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
25 years ago: July 5, 1983 The body of a Cape Girardeau woman, Deborah Manning, 27, is found on a county road in South Cape Girardeau County early in the morning, the victim of multiple stab wounds. Cape Girardeau residents celebrated a relatively safe and fun-filled July 4 weekend, highlighted by the 16th annual Cape Girardeau Jaycees-sponsored Community Carnival and Picnic; the event attracted about 10,000 people to the Arena Park for four days...
Correction 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
An article in Thursday's newspaper should have given the date for the Dramatization Force Association, a free patriotic program, as 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2601 Independence St. in Cape Girardeau.
Correction 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
An article in Thursday's newspaper should have spelled the name of man who drove the victim of a shooting to the hospital as Blake Popp.
Thanks, volunteers in flood areas (07/05/08)
Flooding in areas along the Mississippi River north of St. Louis -- and particularly across most of Iowa -- is finally beginning to ease. This is good news for residents of the stricken areas, but those same residents now face the daunting task of cleaning up -- or choosing to move to higher ground, which is rarely an easy decision to make...
Underground service is optional (07/05/08)
To the editor: The Southeast Missourian's July 1 article titled "Project may cost some Ameren customers up to $750" may have led customers to believe participation involved a payment from them. The pole-to-pole undergrounding of services does not involve payment from customers. ...
Budget deserves careful review (07/05/08)
To the editor: The 2008-2009 preliminary budget for the Cape Girardeau School District was delivered to board members June 25. This prevented board members from having adequate time to review budget changes and ask pertinent questions, and prevented staff from having adequate time to answer questions in advance...
Speak Out 7/5/08 (07/05/08)
Pitch in and help I HAVE to agree with the comment that Marble Hill is in need of a cleanup, but why is this person asking the city to step in when it should be our job as members of the community to hold ourselves responsible? Instead of complaining, why not ask your neighbors if they need help cutting the grass? Take a few extra minutes and pick up that piece of paper lying on the ground. ...
The missing plane (07/05/08)
The missing plane (07/05/08)
The ram jet truck (07/05/08)
An angel flies by! (07/05/08)
Lima Lima Plane landing (07/05/08)
Lima Lima Flight Team (07/05/08)
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Good food!
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Everyone loved watching this jet engine truck. I wonder how many miles to the gallon it gets?
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
NASA Exibit
Flying High (07/05/08)
Beautiful Reminder (07/05/08)
Cancer Awareness Ribbon in the sky... how pretty!
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Meeting new friends!
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
AWESOME FLYING SKILLS!
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
So much to see here.
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Amazing Talent
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Can you figure out who this is? (Hint: KFVS 12)
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Putting away the flags...
Liberty Fest & Airshow 2008 (07/05/08)
Oh say can you see...
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