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Stories from Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Jackson officials set date for annual spring cleanup (04/22/03)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen set spring cleanup week and took some necessary steps toward a couple of key street projects at Monday night's regular session meeting. Spring cleanup/fix-up days -- the week that trash collectors pick up extra trash -- will take place from May 12-16...
Youth show renewed interest in 'Straight-edge' movement (04/22/03)
The 1980s-era movement started by young fans of punk and hardcore music was unapologetically clear-headed: no alcohol, no smoking, no drugs. Now that lifestyle -- known as "straight edge" -- is making a comeback. Inspired by a song of the same name, the movement developed a reputation for intolerance in the 1990s when a few straight-edgers turned militant, starting fights with anyone who challenged their views. Two were convicted in a 1998 killing in Salt Lake City...
Teens struggling to find summer work in down economy (04/22/03)
-- NEW YORK Seventeen-year-old Tim Tetens would like very much to find a job for this summer, but he hasn't had any luck so far. Tetens said he has checked out several discount stores and other retailers near his Oak Grove, Minn., home. "They all say they're not hiring at this time," he said. "Or they want full-time employees."...
Being sneaky is an art in 'Tenchu' (04/22/03)
"Ninja: any of a class of feudal Japanese warriors highly trained in stealth and employed as spies and assassins." So says Webster's New World College Dictionary. It's a perfect description of what goes on in "Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven," K2 and Activision's latest iteration for the PlayStation 2...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) Approved the record plat of St. Jude's First Subdivision. Approved the record plat of Clarkton Place Subdivision Phase Six. Granted a special use permit to Cape Retirement Community Inc., d/b/a Chateau Girardeau, for an on-site banking facility at 3120 Independence...
Jackson School Board Agenda 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
JACKSON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 7 p.m. today 614 E. AdamsOn the agenda: FCCLA presentation Approval of Comprehensive School Reform grant Administrative reports
Scott City addresses need for rescue equipment (04/22/03)
The rescue tools used by the Scott City Fire Department were purchased in 1984. Cutters used for extrications need sharpening, a process that takes four months, and the air bags that can lift vehicles off trapped people are nine years past their recommended life...
Allergy drug now costs more over the counter (04/22/03)
Allergy sufferers who rejoiced when Claritin went over the counter are now dealing with an additional headache: At nearly $1 a pill, nonprescription Claritin is more expensive for insured patients who were used to a $10 copay for a whole bottle. Many insurance companies are also making it harder to get competing prescriptions, charging $35 to $50 for competitors Allegra or Zyrtec. ...
State cuts would hit area schools (04/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Public school districts in 14 Southeast Missouri counties would lose a combined $16.12 million in state aid next year under the budget plan approved last week by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Among 59 area school systems, the Jackson district would lose more than any other -- nearly $1.42 million from what was appropriated for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30...
Sikeston woman scheduled for arraignment (04/22/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 28-year-old Sikeston woman charged with stabbing to death her estranged boyfriend Friday is expected to be arraigned today in Circuit Court. Stephanie Miles is being held at the Scott County Jail without bail. She has been charged with second-degree murder...
Street gatherings become cause for city concern (04/22/03)
Cape Girardeau's south-side streets often serve as late-night party rooms for residents whose gatherings block traffic and create a nuisance, police and city council members say. Police chief Steve Strong told the council at its study session Monday night that his officers are trying to address the problem and the related situation of people walking in the middle of the road rather than on sidewalks. ...
Survey to ask Cape voters why they said no to taxes (04/22/03)
The Cape Girardeau City Council wants voters to explain why they voted against four tax and fee issues that were soundly defeated in the April 8 election. At the urging of Mayor Jay Knudtson, the council Monday night instructed the city staff to survey city residents. City officials said the survey will be mailed to residents as a flier accompanying monthly sewer, water and trash bills...
School board seeking better communication (04/22/03)
A wind storm or accidental cut in the telephone lines could bring disastrous results if either cuts communication for the Cape Girardeau public schools. Since security and safety are always important, the board of education approved a proposal Monday night that could help bolster security districtwide...
Patrol still looking for pickup involved in accident (04/22/03)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was still searching Monday for a pickup truck that left the scene of two accidents on Saturday, including one that led to the death of an 18-year-old St. Louis man. The patrol referred inquiries to its Web site, which said patrolmen were still looking for a red Ford pickup, which had been pulling a utility trailer loaded with firewood...
Southeast Missourian starts online reader survey (04/22/03)
How often do you read obituaries in the Southeast Missourian? How many people read your copy of the newspaper? What other newspapers do you read? What are your suggestions to make the newspaper better? The Southeast Missourian wants to know what you really think...
Body found in river identified as missing woman (04/22/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A body found Sunday in the Mississippi River has been identified as that of a 60-year-old Sparta, Ill., woman who had been missing since March 25. With the aid of dental charts and a description of the clothes she was wearing, Perry County Coroner Herbert Miller identified the body as that of Ruth A. Benjamin. Miller said Benjamin had been missing since her car was found parked on the Chester Bridge...
Learning briefs 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
Area students attended sophomore pilgrimage Local students Clay Mothershead and Jason Schenimann recently attended the annual sophomore pilgrimage in Jefferson City, which introduces students to state government. The two were sponsored by Quest Club, General Federation of Women's Clubs of Missouri...
Officers bust trio twice in six days for making meth (04/22/03)
LONEDELL, Mo. -- A Franklin County trio arrested on methamphetamine charges earlier this month was arrested again, on the same charges, six days later. Deputies went to a home Wednesday searching for a suspect in an unrelated case. Charged in felony complaints of possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine were Rhonda L. Moorman, 37, William F. Beltrami, 37, and Timothy M. Huff, 39, all of Lonedell...
Rain slows Missouri farmers, but spring planting still on track (04/22/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Planting and tilling across Missouri is on pace with last year, although fieldwork was limited last week by much-needed rain, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday. Farmers across the state averaged only 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork, after an average of 5.2 days the week before...
Holden threatens to veto Senate budget (04/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden threatened Monday to veto a state budget proposal pending in the Senate and urged lawmakers to send him a plan with fewer spending cuts and more tax increases. The Democratic governor said the cuts proposed in the Senate would have devastating effects on education, social services and numerous other government programs...
Elderly, drinkers most often victims in accidents (04/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- The very old and those who have been drinking alcohol are the most likely to be struck and killed by a vehicle, according to the government's most comprehensive report on pedestrian deaths. There were 4,882 pedestrian deaths in 2001, about 12 percent of the 42,116 traffic deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in a study being released Tuesday. That was a decrease of 16 percent from a decade earlier...
Supreme Court to revisit scope of Miranda warning (04/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will re-examine the familiar legal warning beginning, "You have the right to remain silent," to answer whether police always must read suspects their rights before seizing drugs or other evidence they plan to use at trial...
Scott Peterson pleads innocent to murder charges (04/22/03)
MODESTO, Calif -- Scott Peterson pleaded innocent Monday in the deaths of his pregnant wife and unborn son as the district attorney filed murder charges and said he would likely seek the death penalty. "I am not guilty," a clean-shaven Peterson said during a brief arraignment in Stanislaus County Superior Court...
Prosecutors - Sniper suspect laughed during confession (04/22/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo willingly confessed to some of the shootings during a police interview last fall, laughing as recalled shooting an FBI analyst in the head, prosecutors said in legal briefs made public Monday. Malvo's lawyers assert that police manipulated a confession about his role in the spate of shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area. ...
Nation digest 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
Two men arrested near Canadian border crossing DETROIT -- Two men were arrested after police saw them videotaping the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing, and found dynamite, a collapsible baton and shotgun shells in their car...
Tiny N.J. school district testing 'eye recognition' system (04/22/03)
PLUMSTED, N.J. -- The biggest security breach in recent memory in this small central New Jersey school district happened when a parent forgot to sign in at the office before delivering cupcakes to a child's classroom. So it was somewhat of a surprise when the Plumsted district's three schools became the test site for a cutting-edge eye recognition security system designed to keep out strangers...
People talk 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
'Friends' cast designs chairs for charity NEW YORK -- The characters on NBC's "Friends" love their recliners -- and now, the actors who play them have designed their own chairs for charity. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer created recliners for La-Z-Boy, which will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation...
Study - Tea sharpens body's defenses (04/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- A wee cuppa tea may help keep the doctor away. A new study finds that tea boosts the body's defenses against infection and contains a substance that might be turned into a drug to protect against disease, researchers say. Coffee does not have the same effect, they say...
Chemical weapon ingredients, equipment discovered in Iraq (04/22/03)
U.S. weapons experts in Iraq have discovered ingredients and equipment that can be used to make a chemical weapon, U.S. military officials confirmed Monday. The discovery south of Baghdad was made several days ago with the help of an Iraqi scientist who claimed to have worked in Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons program...
World digest 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
Coughs gave away game show cheats LONDON -- Under the lights of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?," Charles Ingram jumped from answer to answer and changed his mind frequently en route to winning $1.58 million. Each time Ingram was presented with a question and four possible answers, he mentioned the answers one by one. Each time, his convicted conspirator Tecwen Whittock -- waiting at the edge of the stage for his chance to be a contestant -- could be heard coughing at the correct choice...
Hong Kong reports progress in fight against SARS virus (04/22/03)
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's leader said Monday that the territory is gaining ground in the fight against a deadly respiratory virus sweeping Asia, even though the death toll continued to rise and there was still no known cure. Thirteen new SARS deaths were reported Monday -- seven in mainland China and six in Hong Kong. Yet Hong Kong's deaths and 22 new cases Monday were fewer than the jumps of 40 and 50 cases a day that the World Health Organization had reported recently...
Interim official arrives in Iraq (04/22/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Glimmers of a new Iraq were evident Monday, as the American charged with rebuilding a ravaged country came to Baghdad, and Muslim multitudes converged on holy cities for a ritual long suppressed by Saddam Hussein's regime. But the work of rooting out the old Iraq went on. ...
Notre Dame girls soccer wins 7th consecutive game (04/22/03)
Notre Dame's girls soccer team extended its winning streak to seven games by beating St. Pius for the first time in the program's history Monday in Festus, Mo. Amanda Dirnberger's unassisted goal in the first half held up as the Bulldogs (10-1-1) played tight defense. Katie Palmer picked up the shutout in net...
Hopkins carries a lot of clout with Indians (04/22/03)
Indian outfielder has six home runs in his last eight games. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Brian Hopkins had a solid junior season for Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team last year, batting better than .300 as a fixture in left field...
Michigan women hire former SMS head coach (04/22/03)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan introduced former Southwest Missouri State coach Cheryl Burnett as its new women's basketball coach Monday. Burnett replaces Sue Guevara, who resigned on March 24 as Michigan's winningest coach with a 123-82 record over seven seasons...
Illinois players, administration upset with move (04/22/03)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Nick Smith and his Illinois teammates tried to talk Bill Self out of moving. They tried to persuade him to stick around to win a national championship. "We did our best to change his mind, but I guess we weren't persuasive enough," the sophomore center said Monday, two hours after Self was introduced as the new head coach at Kansas...
Looking out for Self (04/22/03)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Bill Self is back where his career began. He was introduced Monday as the new basketball coach at Kansas, which lost Roy Williams to North Carolina a week after losing the NCAA championship game. Self talked about smoothing over the bitterness stirred by Williams' departure -- and similar feelings at Illinois, where Self coached for three years...
Tigers' Clemons pleads guilty, receives one-year suspension (04/22/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Ricky Clemons, accused of choking a woman and holding her against her will at his apartment in January, pleaded guilty Monday to a pair of lesser counts and was suspended from competition for one year. Boone County's prosecutor wants Clemons, 20, to spend at least three months behind bars...
Astros' trash is Braves' treasure (04/22/03)
ATLANTA -- Shane Reynolds never got out of his routine. Every fifth day, he headed to the mound as if it was actually his job. Eight warmup pitches, then 15 to 20 pitches for real. Take a seat for a few minutes, maybe get a drink of water. Then go back out and do it again...
Cheruiyot upholds Kenyan tradition (04/22/03)
Kenyans claim top five spots in men's competition at Boston Marathon. By Howard Ulman ~ The Associated Press BOSTON -- His name sounds like "chariot," and he certainly rolled through the streets of Boston, from Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill...
The Boss up to old tricks in New York (04/22/03)
NEW YORK -- Off to the best start in their storied history, the New York Yankees should be enjoying this season. Instead, there's suddenly tension between the manager and the Boss -- something commonplace for years until Joe Torre came along. Even a 14-0 mark for their starting rotation (the only such streak to start a season since 1900) and a 16-3 overall record could not cover up the first public spat between owner George Steinbrenner and Torre...
Henderson still seeks MLB return at age 44 (04/22/03)
Rickey Henderson will soon put on a new jersey in New Jersey. Hoping to play again in the major leagues but still searching for a spot, the 44-year-old Henderson will sign this week with a team in the independent Atlantic League, his agent said Monday...
One must go - Blues, Canucks meet in Game 7 (04/22/03)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The St. Louis Blues are ignoring the big series lead they squandered and the fact they have to play Game 7 on the road. "It's a one-game show right now," Blues forward Doug Weight said after practice Monday. The Blues held a 3-1 lead over Vancouver in this best-of-seven series, but that advantage is gone. They now have to face the Canucks on the road in the decisive game tonight...
John Dennis (04/22/03)
John A. Dennis, 88, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Friday, March 28, 2003. He was born March 13, 1915, at Oran, Mo., son of Lafayett and Delpha Good Dennis. He first married Irene Crump, who preceded him in death. He later married Audrey Seib. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sharon Calvanese of Florida; a sister, Mildred Bell of Chaffee, Mo.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Elsie Eaker (04/22/03)
Elsie L. Eaker, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Friends may call at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday followed by service at 11 a.m.
Alveta Aycock (04/22/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Alveta Aycock, 69, of Dexter died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at her home. She was born April 16, 1934, at Bernie, Mo., daughter of Ralph and Lorell Crabtree Murphy. She and James F. Aycock were married May 23, 1953, at Parma. He died Aug. 9, 2001...
Earl Lenderman (04/22/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- James Earl Lenderman, 92, of Matthews died Sunday, April 20, 2003. He was born May 14, 1910, in Delaplaine, Ark., son of Levi and Mattie Williams Lenderman. He and Trudie Ann McClain were married Oct. 16, 1937, in Blytheville, Ark. Lenderman worked many years at the Herman Smith Farms. He was formerly of Circle City, Mo...
Mathew Fuller (04/22/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mathew Lyle Fuller, infant son of Michael E. Fuller and Casandra L. Johnson, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at his home. He was born March 14, 2003, at St. Mary Hospital in St. Louis. Survivors include his parents of Perryville; a sister, Nikki Fuller of the home; paternal grandparents Creston Fuller and Tawnya Pingel, both of Perryville; maternal grandparents Cliff Johnson and Sharon Detjen, both of Perryville; and two aunts...
Jared Brooks (04/22/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jared M. Brooks, 22, of Perryville died Saturday, April 19, 2003, in a vehicle accident in Perry County. He was born Aug. 22, 1980, in Perryville, son of Roy and Brenda Moll Brooks. Brooks was a dock worker at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp...
Edna Roth (04/22/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edna E. Roth, 87, of Perryville died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born May 31, 1915, at Farrar, Mo., daughter of Henry and Emilie Newberry Roth. Roth had worked at a shoe factory. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
Horace Woods (04/22/03)
Horace Woods, 82, of Missouri Veterans Home died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at the veterans home. He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Vicksburg, Miss. Woods was a former hotel porter. He had lived at the veterans home since June 26, 1990. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946...
Pauline Hampton (04/22/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Pauline L. Hampton, 80, of Edwardsville, Ill., died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville. She was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Makanda, Ill., daughter of George and Grace Smith Hancock. Hampton formerly owned Southern BBQ in Anna, Ill...
Sherman Baker (04/22/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sherman Lee "Peanut" Baker Jr., 35, of Sikeston died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1968, in Chicago, son of Sherman Lee and Mary Lee Baker Sr. Survivors include two sons, Devin and Shamar Baker of Sikeston; two daughters, Brianna and Amber Baker of Sikeston; his parents of Chicago; five sisters, Vonda, Nicole, Krystal and Karmen Baker, all of Chicago, and Katrina Randall of Cape Girardeau...
Births 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
Kinikin Daughter to Richard Allen and Stacey Lynne Kinikin of Perryville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003. Name, Kaylynne Paula. Weight, 5 pounds 15 ounces. First child. Mrs. Kinikin is the former Stacey Hacker, daughter of Wilbert and Judy Hacker of Perryville. She is employed at Reflections Salon. Kinikin is the son of Lyle and Nancy Lanz of Dassel, Minn. He is employed at TG Missouri Corp...
Third-quarter honor rolls (04/22/03)
Notre Dame Regional High School A Honor Roll 12th Grade -- Holly Bauer, Cody Bell, Cory Beussink, Jenna Beussink, Katie Beussink, Amanda Boswell, Danielle Bremer, Doris Dorlac, Adam Fenwick, Christy Franklin, Sarah Gosche, Stephanie Griffith, Dustin Haupt, Jill Heuschober, Annette Horrell, Casie Janet, Jennifer Kaelin, Chereka Kluttz, Joseph McCrate, Crystal McLain, Ashley Millham, Jennifer Nedilnycky, Michelle Nedilyncky, Cassidy Obermark, Amanda Otte, Erin Pfau, Adam Prasanphanich, Andy Ralls, John Ray, Ashley Reinagel, Lisa Roe, Leslie Ruiz, Keith Seyer, Dustin Tatum, Ali Tyson, Sarah Unterreiner, Alan Weber, Amanda Wozniak.. ...
Cape/Jackson police reports 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 22 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Dameon Wayne Oakley, 19, of 1807 Woodlawn, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Out of the past 4/22/03 (04/22/03)
10 years ago: April 22, 1993 Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee didn't endorse riverboat gambling, but consensus of its members attending monthly meeting yesterday was that it would benefit tourism; city voters will decide gambling issue in June...
Tax lesson, war's author, Catholic-bashing, NEA money (04/22/03)
Pennywise pols: Washingtonians, economists and even a smattering of Wall Streeters have taken leave of their senses when it comes to financing the Iraq war and that country's rehabilitation. The war itself may cost more than $100 billion, they wail. Postwar bills may add another $100 billion to $200 billion to that. "Under these circumstances tax cuts would be irresponsible!" they cry...
Retailers do their part in meth battle (04/22/03)
Missouri lawmakers want to make sure it isn't easy for methamphetamine makers to get their hands on the ingredients. Legislators are in the process of proposing some of the country's toughest restrictions on the sale of over-the-counter medicines that are used to make meth...
Major discoveries provide valuable insight (04/22/03)
With the veil of secrecy lifted on Saddam Hussein's regime, there have been innumerable and invaluable discoveries unearthed about the despot's three decades of tyranny. Here's a list of just a few of the things that U.S. forces have found in recent days:...
Bush nominee in Arkansas deserves support (04/22/03)
To the editor: Once again, Tom Daschle and pro-abortion Democrats, along with their allies NARAL and Pro-Choice America, are attempting to scuttle President Bush's latest judicial nominee, Leon Holmes, by publishing fact sheets allegedly exposing Holmes' "hostility to reproductive rights" and his views on the law and "women's equality."...
Story sets record straight regarding VFW good deeds (04/22/03)
To the editor; In response to the article "VFW Post 3838 upholds the values they fought for": I want to say thank you to Chris Pagano for the very nice article regarding the VFW. This article tells it like it really is at the VFW, whose members are not just a bunch of guys bellying up to the bar drinking beer and telling war stories. ...
Speak Out A 04/22/03 (04/22/03)
Comparing educations THE SINGER Cher recently took great pride in calling President Bush an idiot. President Bush has an MBA from Harvard, and Harvard doesn't give MBAs to idiots. President Bush flew fighter jets for the Air National Guard. The military doesn't put idiots in the cockpits of multimillion-dollar jets. By the way, Cher has a ninth-grade education...
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