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Stories from Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Steering clear of bad drivers (01/14/04)
In Jacksonville, Fla., a suspected serial killer drove children to and from school for several weeks before his arrest last June. A Milwaukee bus driver was charged with felony child abuse and disorderly conduct in May for hitting a 9-year-old boy with Down syndrome...
Cape fire tax loses backing for April vote (01/14/04)
The Cape Girardeau City Council scrapped a plan Tuesday night to put a fire sales tax measure on the April ballot, reversing a decision made just a week earlier. The council voted 5-2 against putting the tax issue on the April ballot. Council members Evelyn Boardman and Hugh White cast the dissenting votes at the nearly two-hour council meeting held in the city manager's office...
High-flying proposal offers ride of a lifetime (01/14/04)
When it comes to romancing his girlfriend of six years, Johnny Guffey has always been a bit off-center. When he first met Lauri Lankheit at a downtown bar, she struck up a conversation with him based on the fact that he was wearing a Notre Dame hat that was being held together with staples and duct tape...
Students map out geography answers (01/14/04)
Which U.S. state has tropical rain forests? The Cape of Good Hope is located on the southwestern coast of which continent? The longest river in New England shares its name with which state? Twenty-five students at Central Junior High School in Cape Girardeau fidgeted, scrunched up their faces and a few even put their heads down on the table when asked questions like these at the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday...
Plan to change SMSU name gathering steam (01/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During the years Southwest Missouri State University has sought unique status among the state's public higher education institutions by asking lawmakers to drop the compass-point designation from the school's name, it has always fallen short of the goal...
Messages ready for sentimental journey (01/14/04)
Handmade valentines, decorated with smiley-face hearts, flowers, camoflaged tanks and exploding bombs, are piled on top of Jamie Crowell's desk at Eagle Ridge Christian School in Cape Girardeau. On top of the stack is a simple red and white card bearing a heart inscribed with "I love you dad."...
MoDOT outlines two options to end left turns at busy corner (01/14/04)
Some of Jackson's city and school officials don't agree on a proposed change that would eliminate left turns from Missouri Street onto Jackson Boulevard and vice versa. The school district cited safety concerns when it requested that the Missouri Department of Transportation eliminate left turns as part of its upcoming Highway 34/72 widening project...
Chaffee police hit with series of resignations (01/14/04)
Chaffee city and police officials are offering no explanation as to why three members of the police department have resigned since Dec. 15. Three resignations are a major hit, considering Chaffee's police department has a staff of six. On Wednesday, city administrator John Chadd received Sgt. David Ivester's resignation, five days after chief Larry Corn resigned and 30 days after Cpl. Wayne Hampton resigned...
New law to can spam making little headway (01/14/04)
Most local and national Internet service providers and users say they haven't seen much of a decrease in the number of junk e-mails hitting their inboxes, maintaining that the new federal anti-spam laws that went into effect Jan. 1 aren't severe enough...
Mayor questions no-charge medical services (01/14/04)
Cape Girardeau's firefighters handle far more medical emergencies than fires, rushing to the scene in pumper trucks even when there's no blaze to extinguish. The city's firemen used to be just that. Now, more often than not, they're responding to medical emergencies at a time when finding the money to keep the fire trucks running is a major concern...
Four suspects named in Cape bank robbery (01/14/04)
The FBI and local police are seeking two Charleston, Mo., men and a Bloomington Ill., man accused of robbing a Cape Girardeau bank at gunpoint on Monday. Toria Wyneikia Lawrence, 20, of 145 Cardinal in Sikeston also will be charged in connection with the crime, FBI agent P. Michael McComas said Tuesday. She was not in custody Tuesday...
Club news 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
Exchange Club The Exchange Club of Cape Girardeau met Dec. 2 and 16 at Port Cape Girardeau. Monte Kyle presented the program on Dec. 2, and Richard Behring was in charge of the Christmas party on Dec. 16. Keith Koenig presented many Christmas carols and songs for the Christmas party...
Kennett publisher now in charge of three more papers (01/14/04)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- Bud Hunt, publisher of the Daily Dunklin Democrat in Kennett, has been named publisher of The Daily Statesman in Dexter, the Delta News Citizen in Malden and the North Stoddard Countian newspaper, which serves Advance and Bloomfield...
Most new state employees opt against joining union (01/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Most new employees in the Department of Mental Health are opting against joining a union in favor of paying a slightly reduced union fee to cover the costs of union negotiators. But Republican legislators argue the choice between paying the union fee or declining a state job is really no choice at all...
Ruling on checkpoints may not affect area much (01/14/04)
Though it's yet to be done in Scott or Cape Girardeau counties, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in support of vehicle checkpoints to collect crime tips, giving local law enforcement another crime-fighting tool. The high court ruled Tuesday in an Illinois case that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about crimes, rejecting concerns that authorities might use checkpoints to fish for unrelated suspicious activity. ...
Big boost for NASA budget is Bush aim (01/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will seek to boost NASA's budget by $1 billion over five years to help pay for his plan to put a base on the moon and to mount a manned expedition to Mars later in the century, a senior administration official said Tuesday...
High court upholds police roadblocks (01/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about crimes, rejecting concerns that authorities might use the checkpoints to fish for unrelated suspicious activity. The 6-3 decision allows officers to block traffic and ask motorists for help in solving crimes. Critics complained auth-orities might misuse the power...
Killer taunts victim's family over internet (01/14/04)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mary Kate Gach thought she had heard the last of Jack Trawick when he went to death row for murdering her daughter in 1992. Instead, Trawick's twisted writings about how he beat, strangled and stabbed Stephanie Gach and killed other women are available to anyone who wants to read them on the Internet. Many of the writings were put there by a one-time pen pal and admirer of Trawick's...
Greenspan warns about 'creeping protectionism' (01/14/04)
BERLIN -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan renewed a warning Tuesday that "creeping protectionism" could hurt the flexibility of the global economy. Greenspan's remarks came in a speech delivered in Berlin at an event for the German central bank...
Railroad transfers St. Louis jobs (01/14/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Union Pacific Railroad will transfer more than 1,000 workers from St. Louis to its new headquarters in Omaha, the company announced Tuesday. The company had originally planned to add about 600 employees, but decided to transfer an additional 300 information technology workers, said Union Pacific chairman and CEO Dick Davidson. ...
Nation/world briefs 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
Doctor blamed for killing patients found hanged LONDON -- A British family doctor blamed for killing at least 215 elderly patients over several decades hanged himself with bed sheets in his prison cell, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. Dr. Harold Shipman was found hanging in his cell at Wakefield Prison in northern England at 6:20 a.m. ...
Leaders agree to support wider free trade zone (01/14/04)
MONTERREY, Mexico -- Leaders from 34 American nations agreed Tuesday to support a hemisphere-wide trade area without setting a firm deadline, a concession to Brazil and Venezuela. The United States had sought a 2005 deadline for the Free Trade Area of the Americas in the summit's final declaration...
Bush - Canada eligible for future Iraq reconstruction contracts (01/14/04)
MONTERREY, Mexico -- President Bush, seeking to mend relations with America's northern neighbor, said Tuesday that Canada will be eligible for a second round of U.S.-financed reconstruction contracts in Iraq that the administration valued at about $4.5 billion...
Scott City powers past Delta 85-45 (01/14/04)
Behind 18 points apiece from Jeremy Schlosser and Mark Dannenmueller, Scott City cruised to an 85-45 Scott Mississippi Conference victory over Delta before a home crowd on Tuesday. A total of nine players figured into the scoring for the Rams' balanced attack...
Bulldogs top Dragons, end skid (01/14/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Notre Dame's boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 43-37 win over Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs' last win came over Delta in the opening round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. Since then Notre Dame (3-11) has been on the wrong side of several lopsided losses, including three straight losses of 20 or more points...
Indians notch first OVC win (01/14/04)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Going on the road for an Ohio Valley Conference game was apparently just what it took to cure Southeast Missouri State University's ailing Indians. The Indians, after losing their first two conference contests at home by a combined six points, broke into the OVC win column Tuesday night with a surprisingly easy 84-64 victory over Eastern Illinois in front of 1,671 fans at Lantz Arena...
Otahks collect victory at EIU (01/14/04)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Virtually nothing has come easy for Southeast Missouri State University's Otahkians so far this season. Tuesday night's Ohio Valley Conference game at Eastern Illinois fit that pattern. The Otahkians built a 16-point first-half lead and also led by 16 early in the second half -- but they had to fight back a furious EIU rally before again pulling away late for a 79-66 victory...
Hot Canadiens hand Blues 5-2 road loss (01/14/04)
MONTREAL -- Mike Ribeiro and Jan Bulis each had a goal and an assist and backup goalie Mathieu Garon made 16 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday night. Ribeiro scored his 10th of the season to tie it at 1-1 midway through the first and assisted on Richard Zednik's go-ahead goal 3:44 into the second. Ribeiro leads the Canadiens with 35 points in 44 games...
Ranked to downright rank (01/14/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A season that appeared loaded with promise has become a win-some, lose-some proposition for Missouri. The Tigers were No. 5 in the preseason poll and climbed to No. 3 in mid-December. They find themselves stuck at 6-6 after losing at home to No. 17 Syracuse on Monday night...
Wie is latest to join the men (01/14/04)
HONOLULU -- Michelle Wie and Dean Wilson posed side by side Tuesday morning on the practice range at Waialae Country Club to see who was taller. There's no question who's bigger. Wie, a ninth-grader at Punahou School, is at the Sony Open on a sponsor's exemption. At 14, she is believed to be the youngest player to compete on the PGA Tour...
Sports briefs 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
Baseball Montreal Expos minor leaguer Terrmel Sledge is the second player on a major league roster to test positive for steroids. He was banned from international competition for two years. Sledge, 26, who flunked the test during a U.S. Olympic training camp in October, does not face any sanctions from Major League Baseball...
Cookbook reveals tasty secrets of cowboy cooks (01/14/04)
WILTON, Conn. -- "The Texas Cowboy Kitchen," written by Grady Spears with June Naylor, is an oversize cookbook that will pose a question for cowboy and cowgirl cooks, real or wannabes: Do they work from it in the kitchen or display it on the coffee table?...
Chefs share how to be a better cook (01/14/04)
A quartet of San Francisco chefs -- Adrian Hoffman of One Market Restaurant, Dennis Leary of Rubicon, Jeffrey Amber of Moose's Restaurant and Melissa Perello of Charles Nob Hill -- offer these tips on becoming a better cook: Don't put too much pressure on yourself when you're cooking for others at home because people aren't expecting a restaurant meal, Amber says...
Good fortune, good food (01/14/04)
A New Year's resolution, it has been observed, often goes in one year and out the other, so perhaps, like me, you've already forgotten or abandoned yours. But don't despair. You'll get a second chance to start anew next week if, like one-quarter of the world's population, you celebrate Chinese New Year...
Cookbook has recipes from military wife (01/14/04)
Following the departure of our last wave of holiday guests, I have finally had a chance to sit back and review a few of the seven or so cookbooks I received as Christmas gifts. Believe it or not, Ididn't have any of these books in my collection. They are each very special, but one stands out as my favorite...
What not to buy for Christmas (01/14/04)
Imagine my surprise when, on Christmas morning, I opened two personal hygiene gifts from The Other Half. Fellas, in addition to the "don't give her anything that plugs in" rule for Christmas, you should know there's the "don't give her anything that indicates she's got a grooming problem" rule...
Helen Duenne (01/14/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Helen Duenne, 72, of Charleston died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Huffman, Ark., daughter of John Thomas and Mollie Barnes Faust. She and Herman Bernard Duenne were married June 3, 1953. He died July 10, 1994...
Helen Kaempfe (01/14/04)
Helen Marie Kaempfe, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Henry and Minnie Bell Farrow Perry. She and Richard Kaempfe were married April 28, 1934, in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 12, 1992...
Susie Nelson (01/14/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Susie Nelson, 99, of Anna died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born Dec. 13, 1904, daughter of Ham and Effie Bridges. She and Monroe Nelson were married Oct. 9, 1920, in Union County. He died in 1972...
Mary Gatlin (01/14/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Etna Atwood Gatlin, 98, of Little Rock, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003. She was born July 2, 1905, at Naylor, Mo. She and Earl Gatlin were married Nov. 1, 1924. Gatlin was formerly of Chaffee and Doniphan, Mo. She retired as a post mistress with the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Doniphan...
Fordy Bevens (01/14/04)
THEBES, Ill. -- Fordy Bevens, 36, of Thebes died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born May 11, 1967, in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., son of Ford and Linda May Bevens Jr. He and Penny Sue Embrey were married June 14, 1989. Bevens was employed by the city of Cape Girardeau. He was a sword collector and enjoyed his saltwater fish aquarium...
Janice Meyr (01/14/04)
Janice Lynn Meyr, 52, of New Wells passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1951, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Willard and Amanda Detjen Steffens. She and Ron Meyr were married Jan. 23, 1971, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. They would have celebrated 33 years of marriage next week...
James Hughes (01/14/04)
James Hughes Jr., 91, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Life Care Center. He was formerly of Mounds, Ill. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Nannie Smith (01/14/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Nannie H. Smith, 86, of Advance died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Oct. 5, 1918, in Amagon, Ark., daughter of David and Lalie Green Moss. She and Aubrey Smith were married in 1935. He died Feb. 9, 1984...
Nellie Liley (01/14/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Nellie J. Liley, 79, of Advance died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico, Mo. She was born Jan. 2, 1925, at Leora, Mo., daughter of W.R. "Bug" and Della Deck Lewis. She and Glen Liley were married Nov. 22, 1959, near Advance. He died June 22, 1996...
Olga Hill (01/14/04)
Olga C. Hill, 93, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 22, 1910, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of G.L. and Mattie Lena Hill Chandler. She and Willard Hill were married May 30, 1946, in Tucson, Ariz. He died Jan. 5, 1985...
Births 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
Gosnell Daughter to Tim Lynn Gosnell and Shellie Dawn Long of Scott City, St. Francis Medical Center, 8:41 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. Name, Erica Taylor. Weight, 6 pounds 5 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Long is employed at Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield. Gosnell is the son of Rita Kenyon of Advance, Mo., and James Gosnell of Chaffee, Mo...
Two hurt in Tuesday accident (01/14/04)
A two-car accident Tuesday in Scott County resulted in injuries for two Southeast Missouri women. Russell Orr, 16, of Grayridge, Mo., was southbound on Highway 114 in a 1997 Ford when he pulled into the path of Sandra York, 58, of Sikeston, Mo., who was eastbound in a 1991 Oldsmobile...
Cape fire report 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 4:34 p.m., a medical assist at 115 N. Henderson. At 5:09 p.m., a medical assist at 132 Camellia. At 5:27 p.m., smoke at 407 N. Kingshighway. At 8:08 p.m., a medical assist at 265 Notre Dame Drive...
Cape police report 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Scott A. Moyer, 18, of 52866 York Hills Drive, Middlebury, Ind., was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Out of the past 1/14/04 (01/14/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 14, 1994 Long wait is over; next section of Lexington Avenue -- connecting artery between Perryville Road and Cape Rock Drive -- opens in morning. Four Southeast Missouri shoe factories are among those that will close operations this year; Brown Shoe Co. will close factories at Caruthersville and Mountain Grove, component plant at Piedmont, and centralized cutting facility at Charleston...
Bipartisan consensus is good start for session (01/14/04)
Hooray! Gov. Bob Holden and Republican legislative leaders have agreed on a consensus revenue estimate for fiscal year 2005 which begins July 1. Congratulations to all involved on this bipartisan step. This will give state officials an initial base number upon which to work through the budget process, which includes an agreement by all parties to re-evaluate the situation in April after the revenue collection from March, traditionally a big collection month...
Mars fixation (01/14/04)
Over the past 100 years, scientists have posited Mars to be the only other planet in our solar system capable of supporting some sort of life as we know it. For that reason, earthlings have looked on the Red Planet with a mixture of fascination and fear...
America's fracture line (01/14/04)
(Paris) Le Monde Like no president before him, [President Bush] has exacerbated the American fracture line. On the coasts and big cities, there is a rather liberal political tradition, built out of tolerance in moral matters, where one isn't necessarily convinced that the country personifies The Truth and The Good. ...
O'Neill wouldn't listen, so he was fired, remember? (01/14/04)
To the editor: Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill: President Bush was blind to your views, and you were deaf to his opinion, so you were fired. Remember? BOB HILL JR. Cape Girardeau
Speak Out 01/14/04 (01/14/04)
Depend on Democrats AS THE state legislative session warms up, it becomes clear that the Republicans in control place corporate profit ahead of human health and a clean environment. Our safety is in the hands of a Democratic minority. But we can change that at the next election...
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