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Stories from Monday, April 7, 2003

Blowgun lets man join in dart play (04/07/03)
For almost a year, Shawn Seabaugh watched his buddies play darts, wishing he could join in. Stricken with muscular dystrophy, Seabaugh, 30, cannot use his arms or his legs. Otherwise, he's just like any other guy. He likes to fish with his buddies, hang out at local pubs, watch NASCAR races and go down to the Benton races every Saturday night during the summer...
Bridge on target for completion this year, MoDOT officials say (04/07/03)
Construction crews still have more concrete to pour and steel cables to string, but all the work should be done and the new $100 million Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge completed by late this year, Missouri Department of Transportation officials say. Any spring flooding, however, could delay the project, said Stan Johnson, MoDOT engineer. "Most of the work they are doing from barges on the river," he said...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (04/07/03)
7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public hearing Hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Water Distribution System Analysis Facility Plan to include the Water Supply Well No. 7 project, on North High Street.Action items Motion to set a special council meeting for noon May 2 to complete any old business and administer the oath of office to newly elected officials, and to approve appointments to various offices, boards and committees...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (04/07/03)
7 p.m. Monday City Hall Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearings A public hearing regarding the request of Cape Retirement Community Inc. for a special-use permit for an on-site banking facility for First Missouri State Bank at 3120 Independence Street in an R-4, multiple family residential district...
Cancer group names volunteer of year (04/07/03)
Cape County resident Charlotte Lanpher was recognized as the American Cancer Society's Volunteer of the Year 2002-2003 at a recent banquet held at Drury Lodge. Lanpher accepted the award from Amy Evans, American Cancer Society community development specialist...
Elementary students raise money for American Heart Association (04/07/03)
photo by Chris Pagano Participating in a jump off, an event held at the American Heart Association's All City Jump Rope for Heart at West Lane Elementary School, are, from left, Heather Gilmore, Molly Powell and Ciarra Binns. Students Raise Money for American Heart Association...
Community briefs 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
Supervisor to appear on 'Independently Speaking' The next guest on "Independently Speaking" will be Terry Regenold, case management supervisor for The Sikeston Regional Center. She will speak on the services the center offers to the region. This program will air on WDKA-TV, cable channel 17, at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and on cable access channel 5 at 7:30 p.m. April 15 and 29...
Community cuisine 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
Fish fry in Charleston to be held on Friday St. Henry's ninth annual fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Henry's gym in Charleston, Mo. St. Joseph Church to hold spring dinner A family-style dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ...
Community Q&A 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
  • Name: Dorothy "Dot" Lee Schlegel Lives in: Jackson Family: Kim and Mark VanMatre are my daughter and son-in-law; Lynn and Kevin Schlegel are my daughter-in-law and son; Dr. Stacy and Darrin Meyr are my daughter and son-in-law, and my favorite little people in the world are granddaughters, Stevie Ann Buchheit and Grace and Anna Schlegel...
  • Fitness program lands governor's award for area chamber (04/07/03)
    Gov. Bob Holden awarded the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Health and Human Services Committee with the Governor's Fitness and Health Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in advancing physical fitness and health in Missouri...
    Wider road worries some in E. Cape (04/07/03)
    EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Construction crews are widening the main highway in this town of 478 people, much to the dismay of some residents and business owners who say the $3 million project isn't needed and will lead to more traffic accidents. "I don't think it will help anybody over here," said Floyd Ralls as he mowed his small, tidy yard last week a few blocks from the highway construction. ...
    Sunday circus draws about 1,900 (04/07/03)
    There were death-defying stunts, daring acrobats and even a few performing alligators as the Show Me Center became a temporary big top on Sunday for Piccadilly Circus. Around 1,900 people attended two shows featuring performers from around the world -- Argentina, Russia, Israel, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Morocco...
    Chambers differ on improving MoDOT (04/07/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The two chambers of the Missouri Legislature are pursuing substantially different approaches in their efforts to improve the sullied public image of the Missouri Department of Transportation. While the House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would increase legislative oversight over the agency and give lawmakers a direct say in the selection of MoDOT's independent governing board, the Senate prefers a far less intrusive approach...
    Reports show planning of attacks against U.S. interests (04/07/03)
    WASHINGTON -- When al-Qaida leaders decided an attack on a U.S. military shuttle bus was not spectacular enough, the Singapore-based operatives who proposed the idea meticulously planned to hit more daring targets. They laid out plans to blow up embassies of the United States and three other nations and had a chemist buy four tons of ammonium nitrate -- four times the amount of explosive that Timothy McVeigh used to bomb the Oklahoma City federal building...
    U.S. prisons, jails now hold 2 million (04/07/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The number of people in U.S. prisons and jails last year topped 2 million for the first time, driven by get-tough sentencing policies that mandate long terms for drug offenders and other criminals, the government reported Sunday. The federal government accounted for more inmates than any state, with almost 162,000, according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Justice Department. ...
    People talk 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
    McCaughey septuplets begin to test their limits DAVENPORT, Iowa -- The 5-year-old McCaughey septuplets are still learning how to tie their shoes, but they already know a thing or two about testing their parents. "They're at the age now where they try to push the limits more and more all the time," Bobbi McCaughey said of her children, the world's first surviving septuplets. ...
    Breast-fed babies should get vitamins to avoid rickets (04/07/03)
    CHICAGO -- The American Academy of Pediatrics says all exclusively breast-fed infants should receive vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets, a bone-weakening disease doctors fear may be becoming more common. Breast-fed infants should receive vitamin supplements beginning at 2 months of age and until they begin taking at least 17 ounces daily of vitamin D-fortified milk, the academy says in a new policy statement, being published today in Pediatrics magazine...
    Nation briefs 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
    Plane makes emergency landing on LA freeway ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A small plane having engine trouble clipped a car but landed safely amid the traffic of the Riverside Freeway that runs through the Los Angeles suburbs. The impact Saturday afternoon shattered the car's rear window, scattering glass on two children who were in the back seat on their way to Disneyland, but authorities said no one was seriously injured...
    Journalist dies of blood clot in Iraq (04/07/03)
    NEW YORK -- NBC News correspondent David Bloom, one of the network's most prominent young stars and a near-constant television presence reporting from the Iraqi desert, died Sunday from an apparent blood clot, the network said. The 39-year-old co-anchor of the weekend "Today" show was about 25 miles south of Baghdad and packing gear early in the morning when he suddenly collapsed...
    Rescued POW has big smile for parents at reunion (04/07/03)
    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- After everything she's been through -- an Iraqi ambush, a daring rescue and several surgeries -- Pfc. Jessica Lynch had nothing but smiles for her family during a long-awaited reunion in the hospital Sunday. Her parents, Deadra and Gregory; two siblings and a cousin paid Lynch two brief visits after arriving early Sunday from West Virginia, said U.S. military officials at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in southwestern Germany...
    Marines capture suspected Iraqi terror training camp (04/07/03)
    SALMAN PAK, Iraq -- The rusted shell of an old passenger jet sat out in a field, its tail broken off. Good for hijacking practice, U.S. Marines speculated Sunday as they examined an Iraqi training base about 20 miles south of Baghdad. The Americans also found a full obstacle course -- with wooden walls and other barriers to be climbed over or crawled under -- as well as a three-story concrete tower draped with ropes, apparently for rappelling...
    Airstrike on allied Kurdish convoy kills 18, wounds 45 (04/07/03)
    IRBIL, Iraq -- U.S. warplanes struck a convoy of allied Kurdish fighters and U.S. Special Forces during a northern battle Sunday in one of the deadliest friendly fire attacks of the war. At least 18 people were killed and more than 45 wounded, including senior Kurdish commanders, Kurdish officials said...
    Allies press two fronts (04/07/03)
    Chipping away at the vestiges of Saddam Hussein's power, U.S. forces encircled Baghdad on Sunday and began flying into the capital's airport. British forces in the south made their deepest push into Iraq's second-largest city. A hulking U.S. C-130 transport plane landed at the Baghdad international airport, carrying unknown cargo but weighted with symbolism and tactical importance. ...
    In battle for Baghdad, concerns grow civilian safety (04/07/03)
    BAGHDAD OUTSKIRTS, Iraq -- Gunfire erupts from a side street on the outskirts of Baghdad, sending Marines diving for cover. They crawl behind storefronts, scanning the area for their attackers. Suddenly, a shout comes from a Marine armored vehicle, a loud and desperate American voice...
    Two games rained out (04/07/03)
    Southeast Missouri State University's 10-game winning streak was put on hold Sunday as the Indians' scheduled home game against Tennessee Tech was rained out. The Ohio Valley Conference contest will not be made up, as dictated by league regulations...
    Earnhardt master of Talladega (04/07/03)
    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. narrowly avoided an early crash and charged from behind Sunday to win the Aaron's 499, becoming the first driver to win four straight races at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt, who led nine times for 34 laps in a race in which there was a total of 43 lead changes among 16 drivers, fought off challenges at the end from Jimmie Johnson, Ward Burton and Matt Kenseth...
    Title-game coaches keep it in perspective (04/07/03)
    NEW ORLEANS -- A near miss here, a bad bounce there. Just like Jim Boeheim, Roy Williams knows what it's like to come up short of a dream. "Jim's a much, much better long-iron player than I am -- much more consistent," Williams said, his eyes glazing over, his mind wandering to a different time and place...
    Crane picks up first PGA Tour victory (04/07/03)
    DULUTH, Ga. -- Ben Crane stood on the 18th tee with a two-shot lead, his first PGA Tour victory within reach. He planned to play conservatively, but a 357-yard drive changed that strategy. Crane made an eagle on the last hole Sunday and beat Bob Tway by four shots at the BellSouth Classic for his first victory in his 40th tour event...
    Huskies, Vols left standing (04/07/03)
    ATLANTA -- With her offense down the stretch and her defense on the final play, Diana Taurasi put Connecticut back in the women's national championship game. Taurasi, bothered by a sore ankle and back, still managed to score 26 points and keep the Huskies on course for their third title in four years with a 71-69 victory over Texas on Sunday night...
    Season has come to its final night (04/07/03)
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Kansas Jayhawks feature plenty of senior leadership and four starters who were in the Final Four last season. They're a very good man-to-man defensive team and have the country's best transition game on offense. The Syracuse Orangemen start two freshmen and two sophomores, and they use a stifling 2-3 zone defense while running the offense through a versatile rookie who has spun, shot and slam-dunked his way to stardom...
    Pujols hopes to return to lineup on Tuesday (04/07/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols now might be able to play on his own bat day. The game between the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals was rained out Sunday and will be made up on May 29. Fans were supposed to receive Pujols bats Sunday, but last year's runner-up in the NL MVP race wasn't going to start because of a pulled left hamstring...
    Blues fall in regular-season finale (04/07/03)
    DENVER -- Colorado's ninth division title was easily its most difficult. Milan Hejduk scored his 50th goal of the season, and Peter Forsberg had a goal and two assists as the Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 Sunday for a record ninth consecutive division title...
    Mello man leads Orangemen (04/07/03)
    Tonight is the culmination of a wild year, not to mention a wild month of college basketball. Finally, some closure on a tournament I think we would all like to forget. Unless you're a Jayhawk or an Orangemen. At the beginning of the month, when I was composing "my perfect bracket" and pouring over stacks and stacks of stats from the season, I wondered when Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim would win their first titles. ...
    Kohl's not coming to Albertsons building (04/07/03)
    Bad news for those of you who were pushing for Kohl's department store to move into the Albertsons building: It's not going to happen. South Star, the Memphis-based company that owns the building, is still four to six weeks away from closing any deals to sell or lease the roughly 60,000-square-foot building...
    Few pieces of biotech pie to go around (04/07/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- In an earlier era, this western Massachusetts city had a knack for the next big thing. Draftsman Milton Bradley made the first mass-produced parlor game here, and brothers Charles and Frank Duryea built the first automobile manufacturing plant. Taxidermist Clarence Birdseye became the father of modern frozen food, and teacher James Naismith invented basketball...
    FBI faces hurdles in monitoring Net-based phone calls (04/07/03)
    NEW YORK -- Wiretapping takes on a whole new meaning now that phone calls are being made over the Internet, posing legal and technical hurdles for the FBI as it seeks to prevent the emerging services from becoming a safe haven for criminals and terrorists...
    Making it big (04/07/03)
    WASHINGTON ig seems like it would be better when it comes to food. Fast-food restaurants make burgers so big it's hard to get your mouth around them. And don't forget about those mega-cups of soda at convenience stores. Vegetable companies, however, have found that bite-size is better and they are growing baby food for big people...
    People on the move 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
    Chamber hires Schlosser as membership director The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has hired Cathi Schlosser as its new director of membership development. Schlosser comes to the position as an accomplished membership recruiter. For six straight years (1996-2001) she won the Go-Getter Award, which is awarded to the member of the Chamber Ambassadors Committee who scores the most points throughout a calendar year. ...
    Yahoo! trying to beat Google as search engine (04/07/03)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo! Inc. is rolling out a souped-up search engine Monday in a bid to supplant its business partner, Google, as the most popular place to find things on the Internet. With the revisions, Yahoo believes its search engine will provide more useful information than Google's and be simpler to use. The rebuilt version will combine Google's index with Yahoo's customized services spanning sports, driving directions and weather reports...
    Business memo 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
    Downtown merchants to sponsor planting contest The Downtown Merchants Association will sponsor the first annual Capescape Container Planting Contest throughout the Old Town Cape District. Beginning as soon as the season permits, merchants are invited to create a container planting of flowers, vegetables, herbs or combination to adorn the front of their business...
    Raymond Pulley (04/07/03)
    GALE, Ill. -- Raymond Gregg Pulley, 69, of Gale died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Mexico, Mo., son of Mitchell Shire and Alta Haislip Pulley. He moved to Gale from St. Louis in 1969...
    Gladys Ritter (04/07/03)
    Gladys L. Ritter, 87, of Potosi, Mo., died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Potosi Manor. Arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
    Frieda Clore (04/07/03)
    Frieda C. Clore, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Des Peres Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo. She was born Feb. 23, 1912, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William and Emma Overbeck Krieger. She and Charles Scott Clore were married June 29, 1935, in Cape Girardeau. He died in June 1944...
    Rev. Robert Trentham (04/07/03)
    PATTON, Mo. -- The Rev. Robert "Bobby" C. Trentham, 65, of Patton died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at his residence. He was born March 12, 1938, in Advance, Mo., son of the Rev. Carl and Sarah Douglas Trentham. He and Carolyn Berry were married June 11, 1960, at New Hope Church in Cascade, Mo...
    GIlbert Bock (04/07/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gilbert A. Bock, 84, of Uniontown, Mo., died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born May 30, 1918, in Uniontown, son of Immanuel and Pauline Stelling Bock. He and Hilda Huttegger were married Jan. 17, 1942. He was a farmer and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown...
    Roy Casper (04/07/03)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Roy Casper, 66, of Dongola died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
    Glenville Martin (04/07/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Glenville L. "Glen" Martin, 87, of Perryville died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born Oct. 12, 1915, in St. Louis, son of Ethel Radford. He and Verna Nations were married Sept. 9, 1939. She died May 7, 1970...
    Cape police report 4/6/03 (04/07/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 7 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Timothy Tucker, 42, of Scott City was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.Arrests Maxine Mahler, 30, of Scott City was arrested Saturday on a warrant...
    Cape/Jackson fire reports 4/7/03 (04/07/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 7 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 5:44 p.m., a citizen assist at 3217 Kage Hills Drive. At 6:49 p.m., an illegal burning at Themis and Park. At 6:55 p.m., a box alarm and flu fire at 760 Giboney...
    Scott City teen injured in accident on I-55 (04/07/03)
    A Scott City teenager sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident Sunday on Interstate 55. Lee Essner was southbound one-half mile south of Benton, Mo., when he fell asleep, ran of the west side of the roadway and overturned the 2000 Dodge he was driving, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
    Out of the past 4/7/03 (04/07/03)
    10 years ago: April 7, 1993 Voters in three area school districts approved bond issues Tuesday, but voters in Cape Girardeau School District rejected bond issue and building fund levy hike. Jackson voters elected their first mayor in 22 years yesterday, as Ward 1 Alderman Paul Sander easily defeated 22-year incumbent mayor Carlton "Cotton" Meyer; Sander will take over as mayor in early May...
    A review of history reveals the misconception of war (04/07/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- We Americans, thank heaven, are a trusting lot, traceable perhaps to an endowed conviction that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, qualifying it as a part of the more or less basic beliefs of all humans. More often than not, we believe what we hear or read, and the higher the source the more believable it seems. ...
    New technology will pinpoint 911 callers (04/07/03)
    P The city and county are cooperating on equipment that will make sure Cape Girardeau authorities can find 911 callers. A year ago, wireless phone dealers estimated 22 percent of Cape Girardeau County residents owned cell phones. There's no doubt that number has risen, as one can hardly drive a mile or buy a basket of groceries without seeing cell phones being used...
    On Tuesday, exercise your voting privilege (04/07/03)
    P With important local government offices to be filled and critical spending decisions to be made, it's a shame that so few voters bother to exercise their right to participate in representative government. On Tuesday, Southeast Missouri voters will head to the polls to decide a number of governmental races and ballot issues...
    Speak Out A 04/07/03 (04/07/03)
    Good old days TYPE I diabetes has been treatable for decades. Mary Tyler Moore had it. As far as modern-day technology goes, I guess some would like it, but at what cost? We are living longer. As a result, the elderly can pay for 10 or more pills a day or they can decide to buy food with their limited incomes. ...
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