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Stories from Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Attack of the fast food ads (02/24/04)
The only thing more disturbing than the thought of Lil' John singing the national anthem is watching all those emotionally harmful Hardee's ads on TV. As soon as they come on, I frantically search for the remote and aim for the mute button. Then I have to close my eyes because I know that some mentally ill man is failing to open a cereal box or crack open an egg. What male-bashing citizens did this, I'd like to know (slamming fist down)!...
NASA space station exhibit opens in Cape (02/24/04)
The shower was small. The toilet, which works much like a vacuum cleaner, seemed strange. Even the bed -- a sleeping bag attached to a wall -- seemed out of this world to area schoolchildren who toured the NASA "Space Station Imagination" exhibit Monday in Cape Girardeau...
Cape council looks over revised capital improvements list (02/24/04)
Cape Girardeau would tackle $3.1 million worth of fire department construction and renovation projects on the city's $89.4 million, five-year capital improvements plan if voters approve a quarter-cent fire sales tax in June, city officials said Monday...
Poplar Bluff man pleads to meth charge (02/24/04)
James L. Nattier, 29, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton in Cape Girardeau. Nattier faces up to 30 years in prison and a $2 million fine with the court imposing a period of supervised release of at least six years. Sentencing was set for May 24...
Marble Hill man pleads to firearms charge (02/24/04)
James W. Mathena, 37, of Marble Hill, Mo., pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton in Cape Girardeau. Bollinger County officers searched his home June 11, and five firearms were discovered. ...
Sikeston man pleads to gun charge (02/24/04)
Herschel L. Townsend, 24, of Sikeston, Mo., pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston police heard a gunshot June 14 in the vicinity of Townsend's home. ...
Teens talk about... (02/24/04)
In an occasional essay series, the Class of 2morrow page offers a forum for area teens to speak their minds. *** Living in a right-handed world This one goes out to everyone in the world who is left-handed. But even if you are right-handed, I feel you should read this. This paper is not to whine, complain or to make excuses for left-handed people; it is written to congratulate them on living in a right-handed world...
Cape man pleads to crack charge (02/24/04)
Riki M. Woodson, 25, of Cape Girardeau, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, or crack cocaine. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton in Cape Girardeau. He also agreed to forfeit $2,645...
Haywood City man in jail on drug charges (02/24/04)
Douglas J. Turner, 28, of Haywood City, Mo., faces charges in Scott County of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, trafficking and resisting arrest. His bond is set at $400,000. Turner was arrested Friday in Sikeston, Mo., at 807 William St. Deputies approached, telling Turner he was under arrest, but he ignored them and continued toward the residence and struggled with deputies. Deputies then used their Taser guns to immobilize him...
Scott County man sentenced on meth charge (02/24/04)
Robert E. Law, 33, of Sikeston, Mo., was sentenced Monday in federal court to 235 months in prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Upon release he will be on supervised release for four years. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton in Cape Girardeau...
Jackson School Board 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
7 p.m. today 614 E. Adams On the agenda: Presentation on Parents as Teachers program Approval of PAT evaluation Approval of resolution concerning funding public education Nomination of Mack Illers to Missouri School Board's Association board of directors...
Legislators seek to turn Guard armories over to cities (02/24/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri lawmakers are seeking the legislature's approval to transfer ownership of recently closed National Guard armories in Bernie and Caruthersville to those cities for community use. The facilities, which are state property, would be given to the local city governments at no cost...
Florida man charged with luring Cape boy (02/24/04)
Florida police arrested a resident of Royal Palm Beach Monday afternoon on charges he lured a 13-year-old Cape Girardeau boy via an Internet conversation to Gardner, Kan., for sex. Archillis Boglosa, 34, was arrested at his apartment by detective Chris Farron on a felony warrant for "enticement of a child." He was taken into custody without incident and questioned at the station...
Ministers praise 'The Passion' (02/24/04)
Ministers were telling the story of the last 12 hours of Christ's life long before Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" created a buzz. But the edginess and realism of the movie will grab people's attention, particularly as they prepare for Lent and Easter, say area pastors who previewed the movie...
Congressman Ike Skelton announces re-election bid (02/24/04)
LEXINTON, Mo. -- Rep. Ike Skelton announced his candidacy for re-election to Congress on Monday, saying he would focus on the economy and national defense. Skelton, D-Mo., said improvements in jobs and health costs were among his top priorities, along with "guaranteeing retirees true social security."...
Emergency worker shot responding to house fire (02/24/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An emergency medical technician responding to a house fire Monday afternoon was shot and injured, police said. The paramedic, a 15-year veteran of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust whose name was not released, was in stable condition after undergoing surgery Monday evening...
State officials studying tougher high school courses (02/24/04)
Seeking to prepare students better for college or employment, higher education officials have begun considering whether to urge that Missouri high schools raise their standards for graduation. The push to put more focus on reading, writing and math follows December's release of a report by a 30-member panel created last March by Gov. Bob Holden to study the future of post-secondary education in Missouri...
World briefs 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
Conservatives take control in Iran TEHRAN, Iran -- Conservatives formally reclaimed control of Iran's parliament Monday after disputed elections that were boycotted by reformists who called the vote a "historical fiasco" that denied citizens a free choice. ...
Abuse scandal raises insurance cost (02/24/04)
BOSTON -- For Kay Johnson and the kids she tries to help, the letter that rolled out of the fax machine brought some depressing news. Johnson's western Massachusetts Big Brothers Big Sisters agency has never been hit with a claim of child sexual abuse. Yet the organization's cost for insurance to cover such claims has more than tripled in the past year, forcing Johnson to think about cutting some staff members and dropping some youngsters from the program...
Eye diseases could be kept in check with earlier exams (02/24/04)
WASHINGTON -- Millions of middle-aged and older Americans unknowingly harbor one of three eye diseases that could blind them -- diseases that could be detected in time to save at least some sight if they got regular eye exams. Glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy all sneak up on their victims, destroying vital eye cells before the person is aware there's anything wrong...
Nation digest 02/24/04 (02/24/04)
Education chief calls NEA 'terrorist organization' WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Rod Paige called the nation's largest teachers union a "terrorist organization" Monday. Paige's comments about the 2.7-million-member National Education Association, made to the nation's governors at a private meeting, were denounced by union president Reg Weaver as well as prominent Democrats. ...
After $6.9 billion, U.S. Army cancels new helicopter (02/24/04)
WASHINGTON -- In a dramatic about-face, the Army canceled its Comanche helicopter program Monday after sinking $6.9 billion and 21 years of effort into producing a new-generation chopper. It is one of the biggest program cancellations in the Army's history and comes less than two years after the service's $11 billion Crusader artillery project was dropped after $2 billion had been spent...
Students and schools gearing up for introduction of essays (02/24/04)
Just a high school sophomore, Claudette Rogers is already anxious about a test that's more than a year away -- the college entrance exam that will help determine her academic future. She and her classmates have an extra reason to be. Rogers' class of 2006 will be the first to write a timed essay as part of the SAT, in addition to taking the traditional verbal and math sections...
U.S. Marines rush into Haiti's capital (02/24/04)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Fifty U.S. Marines streamed into the capital Monday to protect the U.S. Embassy and its staff, while government loyalists set flaming barricades to block the road from rebels threatening to move on Port-au-Prince. The United States made last-ditch efforts at finding a political solution. ...
Notre Dame's boys keep season alive with district win (02/24/04)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team had a strong second half surge and defeated Perryville 52-42 in the first round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament at Notre Dame Regional High School Monday night. Notre Dame outscored Perryville 32-23 after scoring just 20 points in the first half...
Jackson reaches the district final with a 42-19 win (02/24/04)
For the third straight meeting, Jackson's girls basketball team struggled early with rival Central. But on Tuesday at the Farmington Civic Center, the Indians recovered in time once again and routed the Tigers 42-19 in the Class 5, District 1 semifinals...
Griffin could return for final two games (02/24/04)
Southeast Missouri State University senior center Brandon Griffin's injured ankle has responded well to treatment and he could see action during the Indians' final two regular-season games this week. Griffin, the Indians' third-leading scorer who is first on the team in rebounding and assists, missed the past two games after spraining his ankle in the opening minutes of a Feb. 14 loss at Tennessee State...
Likens to direct Indians' offense (02/24/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's football program filled its vacant offensive coordinator position on Monday, hiring Temple wide receivers coach Rob Likens. Likens helped Temple's offense set several school records with an effective passing game. ...
Otahk netters fall to 0-4 (02/24/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's tennis team fell to 0-4 with a 4-3 loss. Southeast had its strongest match of the season winning two singles and two doubles matches. Kimmy Anderson and Kay Ehlke won 8-6 in No. 1 doubles, and Kolby Hoebing and Kelly Mitchell won 9-8 in the No. 2 doubles...
Hoping for a 'Marquis' pitcher (02/24/04)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Jason Marquis is getting a fresh start with the St. Louis Cardinals, but he doesn't see it as a make-or-break opportunity. The 25-year-old right-hander, acquired from Atlanta in December along with prospect Adam Wainright and reliever Ray King for outfielder J.D. Drew and catcher Eli Marrero, threw batting practice Monday in front of manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan...
Redbirds claim Brewers pitcher (02/24/04)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Left-hander Luis Martinez, recently cleared in a shooting in the Dominican Republic, was claimed Monday by the St. Louis Cardinals after being placed on waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals assigned Martinez, 24, to their 40-man roster. He was the Brewers' minor-league pitcher of the year last season, pitching at Double-A Huntsville, Triple-A Indianapolis and Milwaukee and striking out 172 batters in 177 innings...
Bonds, Giambi arrive to camps, barrage of steroids questions (02/24/04)
Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi arrived at spring training Monday, prompting another round of questions about steroid use in baseball. The pair testified in December to a grand jury investigating the California supplements lab accused of illegally distributing steroids to dozens of athletes...
Sports briefs 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
Baseball Former major league umpire Al Clark pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with selling baseballs he falsely claimed had been used in memorable games. The 56-year-old Clark, formerly of Trenton and now of Williamsburg, Va., had claimed some of the balls were used during games in which Cal Ripken tied and broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games record. ...
New van brings order to dad's life (02/24/04)
We live in an age of organizational gurus who are constantly telling us to reorganize our lives. It sounds great, sort of like home improvement for our souls. To run a household, you need to be organized and efficient, says organizational expert Deniece Schofield, who is in Cape Girardeau today to offer her well-structured advice at two seminars...
Greenspan - Household balance sheets generally in good shape (02/24/04)
WASHINGTON -- American households' finances are generally in good shape even though consumers have built mountains of debt and bankruptcy filings have surged, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said Monday. Decades of low interest rates and extra cash from refinancing have given people flexibility to better manage their debt, the Fed chief said in a speech to a credit union conference...
Berenice Ganey (02/24/04)
GLENNON, Mo. -- Berenice Ganey, 85, of New Market, Ala., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. She was born Feb. 19, 1919, in St. Louis, daughter of Frank and Mary M. Horrell Thele. She married Richard Ganey Sr., who died Feb. 1, 2003...
Eula Sides (02/24/04)
Eula Sides, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Hayes (02/24/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Doris Hayes, 72, of Jonesboro died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at her home. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie Love (02/24/04)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Elsie V. Love, 85, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Morehouse, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at St. Anne Center in Rockford. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., with the Rev. Joe McCullough officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston...
Sylvin Howell (02/24/04)
Sylvin Howell, 72, of Carmel, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Ind. She was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Cappy Lee and Ida Mae Fagan Young. She married Larry Dean Howell. Howell was a member of College Park Baptist Church, and was a Bible study discussion leader many years...
Leo Combs (02/24/04)
Leo Edward Combs, 95, of Jackson died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Monticello House. He was born May 5, 1908, in Fredericktown, Mo., son of John H. and Eva Miller Combs. He and Mable N. Noblin were married Nov. 17, 1930, in St. Louis. She died April 4, 1984...
Births 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
Noble Daughter to Edward Donald and Briana Marie Noble II of Chaffee, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 2:31 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2004. Name, Constance Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds 14 1/2 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Noble is the former Briana Bardin, daughter of Anna Gledura and Fred Gledura of Newburgh, N.Y. She is a school bus driver. Noble is the son of JoAnn Tatum of Chaffee. He is serving in the military...
Cape police report 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Patti L. Reed of 1803 Bloomfield, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Selma McCaster, 34, of 421 S. Pacific, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic assault...
Cape fire report 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 9:10 p.m., medical assist at 2907 Lear Drive. At 10:18 p.m., natural gas odor at 825 North St. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 6:05 p.m., medical assist at 1003 Locust...
Out of the past 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
10 years ago: Feb. 24, 1994 City council yesterday tabled any action to appoint public housing commission, despite prompting from members of citizens advisory committee; some councilmen said they wouldn't appoint commission without first submitting issue to Cape Girardeau voters...
Correction 2/24/04 (02/24/04)
A story in Monday's newspaper contained incorrect information about an accident that occurred Saturday morning in Hillvale Street, 2 miles west of Cape Girardeau. Jerald Eigenbrod Jr. was driving a motorcycle. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Eigenbrod's vehicle crossed into the path of another vehicle and was struck. The patrol said the motorcyclist should have had a stop sign but the sign was not in place...
Soft sales-tax receipts (02/24/04)
Predicting how much revenue sales taxes will produce is far from being an exact science, as local officials can attest. But, despite local and national trends that indicate an economy that's growing stronger, city and county officials are being cautious about sales-tax receipts this year...
Cottonwood children need our help (02/24/04)
To the editor: I read the Speak Out comment about Cottonwood Treatment Center being too expensive to operate. Two million dollars seems like a lot of money, but when you look at the good that comes from this place, the price is nothing. Please read this poem below and tell me it isn't worth it to protect a child...
Sodomy opposed, but not abortion? (02/24/04)
To the editor: The subject of legalized sodomy brings howls of outrage and calls for a constitutional amendment by both political parties making all such unions illegal in all states. Funny, I don't hear insincere politicians saying, "Personally, I don't believe in sodomy, but I don't believe I should force my morals on anyone."...
Memories of those charming days (02/24/04)
To the editor: Barbershops bring people together, as Norman Rockwell reminds us. My barber told us that often customers meet by chance who have not seen each other for 50 years. As we spoke of that at a birthday party, I discovered that none of us could name the chiropractor lady whose office was on Pacific Street a block north of Broadway. ...
Speak Out 02/24/04 (02/24/04)
Government spending WHAT IS it about governments that they always need more tax money? The state can't fund public schools, yet it can build an interpretative center at North County Park. It looks to me like the state has enough money. Why don't we spend it on the kids in schools? The city spent $40,000 to find a new slogan. ...
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