Friday, August 1 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:33:53 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -
The NCAA tournament is in full swing. Fans are watching the teams they're familiar with like Kentucky, Louisville, UConn and Florida battle it out on the court.
Chances are, not many have heard of a team in Cape Girardeau that's been together for 50 years.
Despite their long history, the team has no name, no moniker, no uniforms and not a ton of hair. The bunch, comprised of guys old, not so old and getting old, has something bigger and something better.
"We're like a band of brothers," said longtime member Chuck Heady. "I love each and every one of these guys."
Their ages run from 72 to 19. It's an invite-only group that has held on to the core of it's members for decades. Ross McClanahan is the youngest, allowed onto the hallowed court of no names because of his last name. His father, Scott, has been on the team for 15 years.
"I remember coming here when I was five and six years old, shooting the ball. Over the years I've gotten to know the guys better. Plus, it's fun to go one on one with dad, maybe block his shot once in a while," laughed Ross.
The night we checked in, the guys spent an hour scrimmaging the Cape Girardeau Special Olympics team as it prepared for an upcoming tournament. Lucas Blattel has played on the team for 11 years and had no plans of taking it easy on the no names.
"We try to move the ball around and shoot from where we can hit it," said Lucas.
The final score was Special Olympians 77, no names 61.
Bill Guth is the man who started the no names group 50 years ago. At age 72 Bill still comes every single week, though admittedly with more support, of the orthopedic variety.
"My wife asks me if I can get a brace on anything else. I have knee braces, ankle braces," chuckled Bill.
For two hours every week they run, shoot and laugh. They are a fraternity of men who enjoy each others company as much as they enjoy each other. From their vantage point on the court of life, they appreciate the moment.
"When I was 40, I said I hope I can still be playing when I'm 50. When I turned 50, I said, gosh, if I could make it to 60. Now I just say, I hope I can make it next week," Bill said with a smile.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.