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Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2005

Burglaries around Jackson prompt security warning (01/06/05)
Jackson police are encouraging insurance offices and other small businesses to increase security after a rash of recent burglaries. Ten Jackson businesses, including five insurance offices, have been burglarized since Dec. 2. The burglars have taken cash but not equipment, police Capt. Bob Bonney said...
High Pointe Healthcare established in Scott City (01/06/05)
People living in Scott City and the surrounding area have a new place to go for their primary health-care needs. High Pointe Healthcare, located at 100 E. Outer Road in Scott City, opened Monday with the goal of providing health services to an area that has been designated as underserved...
Coroner believes infant died of natural causes (01/06/05)
Preliminary autopsy reports on a 2-month-old baby who died Tuesday at a Jackson residence show that the child apparently died of natural causes. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton and Jackson police detective Scott Eakers both confirm that foul play is not suspected in the death of Tate Joseph Werner. ...
Firefighters warn motorists about dangers of spilling gasoline (01/06/05)
Motorists who have to fill their gasoline tanks on cold winter days may be tempted to get back in the car after putting the nozzle in the tank, and wait in warmth as the tank fills. But the Cape Girardeau fire department says that is not safe. According to assistant chief Mark Hasheider, it is best to stay outside by the car while pumping gasoline. ...
Smith still seeks first win vs. Govs (01/06/05)
Since coach B.J. Smith took over the Southeast Missouri State University women's program three years ago, the team has played some important games against Austin Peay. But, as Southeast (6-5) heads into today's 5:15 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference opener against Austin Peay (4-7) in Clarksville, Tenn., Smith hesitates to call what has transpired between the two programs a rivalry...
Military digest 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Local Marines part of Fallujah, Iraq, raids Marine Corps Lance Cpls. David Willis, Brandy L. Guerrero, Thomas J. Foote and more than 2,100 Marines and sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently joined the 15,000 servicemember sweep of Fallujah, and have since committed to ensuring the security and stability in the cities Kandari and Nasar Wa Salam in Iraq. ...
Counting down children's health (01/06/05)
Since setting up his practice at Cross Trails Medical Center in Marble Hill, Mo., Dr. Phil Greene has seen pregnant teenagers come and go. He's seen a child who was molested by an HIV-positive father. He's thrown his hands up in frustration at being able to do so little to stop the abuse of that child and a long line of others...
Volunteer recognized for work with therapeutic horsemanship (01/06/05)
Volunteers are recognized every day through President George W. Bush's Daily Point of Light Award. Leah Shrum of Jackson recognizes every day that her volunteer efforts make a difference in riders at the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship program...
On your mark - Southeast begins OVC race against Austin Peay (01/06/05)
Southeast Missouri State University coach Gary Garner knows Austin Peay isn't quite the team that won the past two Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championships, including last year's unprecedented 16-0 league record. But Garner also knows the Governors (2-10) will pose more than a potent challenge for Southeast (5-6) when the squads begin their OVC schedules tonight with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff in Clarksville, Tenn...
Cape begins checking business tax receipts (01/06/05)
Cape Girardeau officials will begin a random check of businesses to make sure they are properly collecting the city's motel and restaurant taxes. The city council on Monday voted to hire the local accounting firm Beussink, Hey, Roe, Seabaugh and Stroder LLC to perform the random checks...
Club news 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Xi Nu Phi; Church Women United; Lamplighters FCE; Zonta Club
Winter ice, flooding slow down Missouri (01/06/05)
Wet, stormy weather brought ice and flooding to parts of the state Wednesday. A flood watch was in effect until early this morning for Cape Girardeau County and other parts of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. The rain was forecast to end overnight, reported the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Symphony's work stoppage forces cancellations, pickets (01/06/05)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Managers of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday began pulling the plug on the ensemble's concerts as the musicians played on during sidewalk protests -- fallout from the group's first work stoppage in roughly a quarter century...
New speaker Jetton seeks rule changes (01/06/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Newly elected House Speaker Rod Jetton on Wednesday called for sweeping changes in chamber operations intended to streamline the legislative process while enhancing the ability of minority Democrats to impact debate. "These changes will create the most bipartisan rules ever adopted by the Missouri House," said Jetton, R-Marble Hill...
Calif. atheist who challenged U.S. pledge sues again (01/06/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An atheist who sued because he did not want his young daughter exposed to the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance has filed another lawsuit -- this time with other parents. Michael Newdow won his case more than two years ago before a federal appeals court, which said it was an unconstitutional blending of church and state for public school students to pledge to God...
Some lawmakers rolling in pensions (01/06/05)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle's 26-year political career ended with defeat in the November elections, but he did take home a consolation prize: a pension that in its first year will total $121,233. The 57-year-old South Dakotan can also look forward to receiving about $5 million in pension benefits over his expected lifetime for his service in the House and Senate, according to the National Taxpayers Union...
Delta cuts fares to lure business fliers (01/06/05)
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines' plan to cut its most expensive fares and ax a Saturday-night stay-over rule for cheaper tickets could be a boon to business travelers. But some rivals balked at the idea and analysts warned the move could reduce the already struggling industry's revenue as much as $3 billion a year if every carrier followed suit...
Rehnquist returns to Supreme Court (01/06/05)
WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is back at work part time at the Supreme Court, but there is no word that he is ready to return to the bench. Rehnquist missed about 25 court arguments in November and December while receiving chemotherapy and radiation...
Car bomb at Iraqi police graduation kills 20 (01/06/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A car bomb exploded outside a police academy south of Baghdad during a graduation ceremony Wednesday, killing at least 20 people amid a surge in violence ahead of a landmark election. Hours earlier, another car bomb killed two Iraqis in the nation's capital...
Dignitaries look at wave damage as donors' conference opens (01/06/05)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Australia promised $810 million -- the largest government pledge -- to the tsunami relief effort, topping a $674 million German aid package as a crucial donors' conference opened today with world governments focusing on how best to spend the money and get the aid to the neediest...
Team does CT scan to unravel why King Tut died (01/06/05)
LUXOR, Egypt -- A team of researchers briefly removed King Tut's mummy from its tomb Wednesday and laid bare his bones for a CT scan that could solve an enduring mystery: Was it murder or natural causes that killed Egypt's boy pharaoh 3,000 years ago?...
Indonesia building refugee camps for 500,000 people (01/06/05)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Workers broke ground Wednesday for four refugee camps on the devastated island of Sumatra, where an estimated 1 million are homeless from last week's deadly tsunami, and pledges of aid -- led by a new donation from Australia -- topped $3 billion...
Delta reaches title game in its own girls tournament (01/06/05)
The Delta girls basketball team advanced to the finals of the Delta New Year's Tournament with a 49-35 victory against Oran on Wednesday. Kaci Menz led the top-seeded Bobcats (7-2) with 18 points. Rachel Ware and Shea Smith scored 10 apiece for Delta...
King prepares St. Louis for its time in boxing spotlight (01/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Don King was in town Tuesday to prepare St. Louis for something unusual: a world championship boxing match. "The spirit of St. Louis is alive and kicking," King said. "St. Louis has been resurrected today. We are coming here to demonstrate America at its best."...
Colts' Manning wins AP offensive player honor for first time (01/06/05)
NEW YORK -- Peyton Manning was a runaway winner of The Associated Press 2004 NFL Offensive Player of the Year -- as if there could be any doubt. The Indianapolis Colts' star quarterback had perhaps the greatest passing season in league history. He broke Dan Marino's 20-year-old record with 49 touchdown passes and had a passer rating of an almost unfathomable 121.1, shattering Steve Young's mark of 112.8 set in 1994. ...
USC in position for three in a row (01/06/05)
MIAMI -- No team has ever won three straight AP national titles. Few teams have ever been better equipped to do so than Southern California. USC's stunningly easy 55-19 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night in the Orange Bowl gave the Trojans a second straight national title -- and set them up to make a run at history next season...
Nutten doubtful for Saturday's game (01/06/05)
Before practice Wednesday, St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said offensive guard Tom Nutten probably wouldn't play in Saturday's playoff game in Seattle after spraining his left knee in the season finale. After practice, even though Nutten was listed as doubtful, the coach was a lot more optimistic. Martz said Nutten would practice today...
Roethlisberger named top offensive rookie (01/06/05)
Ben Roethlisberger did what John Unitas, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Brett Favre and every other NFL quarterback never managed by winning The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The first quarterback to win the honor since its inception in 1957, Roethlisberger did so unanimously, the second straight rookie to get all the votes. The Pittsburgh Steelers' young star received all 48 votes Wednesday from a nationwide panel of writers and broadcasters...
49ers dismiss coach Erickson, GM Donahue (01/06/05)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Coach Dennis Erickson and general manager Terry Donahue presided over some of the darkest days in the proud history of the San Francisco 49ers, who lost games, good players and incalculable respect in recent years. They insisted they had a plan to restore the franchise to glory, but owner John York decided it's time for a whole new plan...
Archuleta still battles back injury (01/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A back injury early in training camp has prevented Adam Archuleta from playing his normal, hard-hitting style all season. There's no time to rest yet for the St. Louis Rams' strong safety, who's preparing for a playoff game. "It's a situation where I've had to pretty much grind it out, battle it out," Archuleta said Wednesday. "Really, the only thing that's going to help is rest and rehabilitation...
Area sports calendar 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Baseball Lessons available: Southern Premier Sports is accepting registrations for individual and team lessons to be offered in January. Registration also is being accepted for baseball hitting and pitching camps Jan. 13 and Jan. 15. Info: Jim, (800) 593-5454 or (618) 435-4314...
Be seen acting your age (01/06/05)
The magazine racks are filled with advice being shouted out at us about what we should be seen wearing and doing in order to be hanging with the swells. Good enough, but what if we are just trying to avoid looking ridiculous as we get on in years? What should we be doing or not doing?...
Hitting the gym (01/06/05)
Nearly a week's gone by, and the thrill of New Year's resolutions is starting to fade. >> But Margie McClard is celebrating her success. Last January, she vowed to do something about her health and like so many other people joined a fitness center...
'Crossfire' likely to be shot down (01/06/05)
NEW YORK -- CNN said goodbye to pundit Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, and with him likely the "Crossfire" program that has been the granddaddy of high-volume political debate shows on cable television. CNN will probably fold "Crossfire" into its other programming, perhaps as an occasional segment on the daytime show "Inside Politics," said Jonathan Klein, who was appointed in late November as chief executive of CNN's U.S. network...
Gains and losses in the middle (01/06/05)
As in most TV seasons, the networks' 2004 fall feast was served and largely rejected by viewers. Now the networks are hastily laying out the next course. What's on the menu? "The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search" (7 p.m. Wednesdays on NBC) aims to whet appetites, at least among the male demo...
Tate Werner (01/06/05)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Tate Joseph Werner, 2 months, of Frohna died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 14, 2004, in Cape Girardeau, son of Rodney and Jenny Schnurbusch Werner. Survivors include his parents of Frohna; paternal grandfather, Terry Werner of Frohna; maternal grandparents, Bruce and Debbie Schnurbusch of New Wells, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, Ray and Lillian Schreiner and Rip and Verda Schnurbusch of Old Appleton, Mo.; and paternal great-grandmother, Lillian Werner of Frohna.. ...
Margaret Griffin (01/06/05)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Margaret Helen Clare Griffin, 85, of Vanduser died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Montgomery County, Mo., daughter of John Sallee and Julia See Clare. She and Norman Griffin were married Nov. 9, 1991, in Vanduser. He died Sept. 13, 1995...
Maxine Powless (01/06/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Maxine Powless, 87, of Tamms, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Day Star Nursing Center in Tamms. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Grace Clark (01/06/05)
Grace G. Clark, 88, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 20, 1916, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of Walter and Elsie Sanders Wise. She and Horace Clark were married June 9, 1934, at Benton, Mo...
Pansy Strack (01/06/05)
Pansy A. Strack, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 4, 1923, at Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of John and Ruby Johnson Barks. She first married Enos Sebaugh March 30, 1940, at Sedgewickville. He died Sept. 26, 1968. She and Edward Strack were married Aug. 14, 1979, in Cape Girardeau...
John Williams (01/06/05)
John R. Williams, 80, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Crump, son of James F. and Emma Brase Williams. He and Maggie Hanschen were married Sept. 20, 1947. Williams was an engineer with Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1989. He attended Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
Rosalie Sachse (01/06/05)
Rosalie Genevieve "Sally" Sachse, 86, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Monticello House. She was born Jan. 3, 1919, at Old Appleton, Mo., daughter of Joe and Ida Ponder Buchheit. She married Dale Sachse, who preceded her in death. Sachse had been a cook at Sunny Hill Restaurant and Saint Francis Medical Center. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral...
Harold Haas (01/06/05)
Harold G. "Nud" Haas, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of Alvin and Alma Vandeven Haas. He and Mary Frances Fuerth were married June 6, 1949, in Cape Girardeau. She died Dec. 17, 1976. He and Janice Thornton Rice were married May 20, 1989, in Cape Girardeau. She died Oct. 25, 1999...
Dora Werner (01/06/05)
Dora May Werner, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 13, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Dora Wolfe Germaine. She had lived in the Cape Girardeau area all her life and graduated from Illmo school in 1956. She worked at the Southeast Missouri Hospital business office for eight years...
James Barker (01/06/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- James "Zac" Barker, 21, of Norfolk Naval Base, Va., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. He was formerly of Glenallen. Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Births 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Freeman; Styer; Cook; Caldwell; Deimund; Phillips; Burgard; Crowden
Sedgewickville man injured in collision (01/06/05)
A Sedgewickville, Mo., man sustained minor injuries at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday in a two-car mishap on Highway 72 a mile east of Millersville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jerry Davis, 38, of Fredericktown, Mo., lost control of his 1999 Oldsmobile on wet pavement and slid into the path of a 1996 Chevrolet driven by Gerald Johnson, 58, of Sedgewickville. Johnson was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment...
Scott City woman hurt in two-vehicle accident (01/06/05)
A Scott City woman sustained serious injuries in a two-car accident Wednesday on Route Y in Jefferson County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Joanne Griffin, 54, of Scott City was injured when a 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Gregory Turnbo, 19, of Dittmer, Mo., failed to negotiate a curve and slid across the center line. The right front of his car struck the left front of Griffin's 2002 Jeep Liberty. Both drivers were taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis...
Cape police report 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Dustin M. Sprigg, 22, 5540 Timber Lane, Apt. 5, East Lansing, Mich., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and traffic offenses...
Cape fire report 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: * At 4:48 p.m., gasoline spill at 353 S. Kingshighway. * At 7:31 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Themis Street. * At 2:02 p.m., mutual aid to Bollinger County for a water rescue...
Out of the past 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 6, 1980 A Twelfth Night Tree-Burning Service is held in the evening at St. Mark Lutheran Church on Cape La Croix Road; the service is held in celebration of Epiphany, which ends the Christmas season. President Carter's decision to halt delivery of 17 million tons of grain destined for the Soviet Union from the United States has fostered various opinions by area farmers and agriculture officials on the economic well-being of grain farmers in Missouri...
Gambill's service (01/06/05)
Before moving to Cape Girardeau, Joe Gambill had managed as many as four plants at once in seven states. Here he first managed Marquette Cement and later had the flexibility to move over to BioKyowa, where he spent nine years managing a company that produced swine and poultry feed supplements...
A good place to call my home (01/06/05)
To the editor: Nursing homes have been a topic of interest in the news recently. Improvements continue to take place, both in the number of skilled nurses and assistants. Progress in furnishings has added charm. The kindness that is shown visitors is admirable. The many kinds of entertainment add to the morale of those who reside in the nursing home. The feeling of being together blots out the loneliness often felt by those who live alone...
Let them enjoy this important day (01/06/05)
To the editor: After reading the article on Kelly High School's December graduates being barred from the May ceremony, I had to speak out. Even though I may not live in Missouri, I feel that the school board is penalizing these students for applying themselves and achieving their goal to graduate early. ...
School is sending wrong message (01/06/05)
To the editor: I am appalled that Kelly High School is keeping a student from joining her graduating class simply because she worked harder and met her goals sooner than the rest of the class. Yet the kids who made it by on the skin of their teeth get the privilege to walk that stage...
Bush strays from conservatives (01/06/05)
To the editor: Before the election, many thoughtful conservatives rejected the Bush candidacy. The American Conservative even endorsed John Kerry hoping that a Kerry victory would bring sanity back to conservatism. It is instructive to read what led the magazine to this judgment: invading a country that posed no threat to the U.S.; granting war profits and concessions to politically favored corporations; financing the war with a deficit that will be passed on to future generations; cutting taxes primarily for the wealthy; developing immigration proposals that would import immigrants to fill any job that no American wants; degrading the image of the United States around the world so we are despised by people who used to be friends; and forcing foreign governments to disdain Washington to their own electorates in order to survive politically. ...
Speak Out 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Finding solutions; What's so annoying?; No excuses; Move the snow; Describing teachers; For the average Joe; Thanks for a good time; Skimming the money
Speak Out 1/6/05 (01/06/05)
Wonderful job; Deal with it; Traffic problems; Cemetery etiquette
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