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Woman sentenced for drug-smuggling connection (01/13/05)
A Canadian woman involved in what federal authorities called the largest pseudoephedrine/methamphetamine case ever handled in the Eastern District of Missouri was sentenced Tuesday. Krystina Randles, 36, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. ...
Cape's heritage to come alive during storyteller series (01/13/05)
For storyteller Steve Otto, history is really nothing more than a collection of stories -- stories that must be told. "History isn't dates and names," said Otto, "it's a collection of wonderful stories about what people did and didn't do, and about things we shouldn't do in the future. Storytelling is a fun way of bringing history to life."...
Benefit planned to raise funds for Oran youngster (01/13/05)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- A benefit is scheduled for Jan. 22 to assist 2-year-old Graycen Beardslee of Oran, Mo. She was diagnosed earlier this year with xeroderma pigmentosum, an incurable and extremely rare genetic skin disorder that makes exposure to sunlight life-threatening. ...
Fire department awarded grant, hires firefighter (01/13/05)
The news that Jackson's fire department received a $103,500 federal grant capped off a productive week for fire chief Brad Golden. And it was only Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and U.S. Sens. Kit Bond and Jim Talent announced the release of the Homeland Security funds, which will go to help purchase equipment. ...
Jackson man arrested for theft at trucking firm (01/13/05)
A Jackson man was charged Tuesday with burglary and theft after the Sikeston Department of Public Safety concluded an investigation into the reported theft of $29,000 worth of equipment from a Sikeston trucking business. James A. Coleman, 35, of Jackson was arrested Monday, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor's office. His bond is set at $35,000...
Scott City police bust marijuana-growing operation (01/13/05)
A Scott City man has been arrested after police found him allegedly growing marijuana in a sophisticated hydroponic system using exotic cultivation methods. Frank C. Handley, 58, of 711 Walnut St., was arrested on suspicion of felony manufacturing a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Benton man pleads guilty in animal abuse case (01/13/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Gregory H. McElroy of Benton pleaded guilty in Scott County circuit court Wednesday afternoon to three counts of misdemeanor animal abuse. The incident sparked the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to contact the county prosecuting attorney to urge penalties and that McElroy undergo a psychological evaluation...
Scott County bust nets four on drug charges (01/13/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- A search warrant served on a residence in Morley, Mo., Tuesday netted the arrests of three Scott County residents and one from Bollinger County on various drug charges, according to the Scott County prosecutor's office. The warrant was served on the residence of Jaden Zeleny, 27, of 215 Kennett St. ...
Ex-Missourian photographer arrested for obstructing police (01/13/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Crane said Wednesday he hadn't decided whether to file criminal charges against Don Shrubshell, a Columbia Daily Tribune photographer, for obstructing police officers during a shooting investigation...
Teen taken in custody after bomb threat (01/13/05)
A 14-year-old boy was taken into custody Wednesday after Jackson School District officials received information about a possible bomb on a school bus. According to assistant superintendent Jim Welker, a concerned parent called with the information shortly after 7 a.m. The bus was taken to the nearest school, Gordonville Elementary, and evacuated...
P&Z OKs apartments; developers must meet conditions (01/13/05)
Eastern white pine trees, a 6-foot chain-link fence and a 30-foot-wide green space are needed to screen a proposed apartment development from nearby homes along Alta Vista Drive, the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission said Wednesday. Commissioners recommended the city council approve the request of developers to add four new apartment buildings to the two-building Collegewood Apartments complex at 807 N. Sprigg St...
Jackson saves $500,000 in deal with AT&T for generators (01/13/05)
AT&T's loss is Jackson's gain. Jackson city officials tracked down three never-used electric generators in Seattle, Wash., last week and Don Schuette, the director of electric utilities, says the city will save roughly $500,000 while getting more back-up power than expected...
Cape Christian School students raise funds (01/13/05)
There's little in life that inspires generosity among children more than friendly competition and the possibility of kissing a frog. Those two motivators have led students at Cape Christian School to raise more than $1,500 over the past two weeks for tsunami victims. ...
Community Q&A 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
* Name: Brittney D. Lee...
Tigers' upset win shows they're not pushover any more (01/13/05)
Tennessee State might not be ready to stake its claim as one of the Ohio Valley Conference's top women's basketball teams. But the Tigers, winless in league play last year, have already made a major statement through the early part of this OVC season -- and that has Southeast Missouri State University on alert entering today's 5:30 p.m. tipoff in Nashville, Tenn...
Commerce church refurbished as part of Eagle Scout project (01/13/05)
A year of hard work and dedication has made Marcus Painton's Eagle Scout project shine. Painton chose to refurbish the exterior of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Commerce, Mo. A confirmed member of the church, Painton previously helped his brother, Michael, in an Eagle Scout project to erect a 20-foot cross on a hillside adjacent to the church...
Music ambassadors (01/13/05)
Innovative teaching from two Jackson High School teachers has put them in the national spotlight. Tom Broussard and Christy Shinn, both music instructors, have been selected to be consultants for the College Board, which means they'll begin traveling the country to teach other teachers about the Jackson music program...
Community digest 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Cape Civil War group meeting Sunday; Discussion series, movie on tap at library
Scott City graduate completes basic training (01/13/05)
Navy Seaman Apprentice Tori L. Zyduck, daughter of Sharon K. and Perry L. Zyduck of Scott City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training. Zyduck is a 2004 graduate of Scott City High School. -- From staff reports
Two elections required for Cape council seat (01/13/05)
It will take two elections -- the second one in June -- to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat on the Cape Girardeau City Council, but perhaps only one election in April to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat. Ellen Dillon, an instructor at Southeast Missouri State University, filed Wednesday for Ward 3. She is the third candidate to file for the seat vacated by Jay Purcell who was elected to the county commission...
Bush looks to expand school tests (01/13/05)
The impact of the No Child Left Behind Act -- felt mostly in elementary education right now -- may soon spread to high schools across the nation. Under a new plan unveiled by President Bush Wednesday, the federal law would require all students in grades three through 11 to take reading and math tests annually and 12th-graders to take tests in both subjects every two years...
The race for a lifetime (01/13/05)
You wouldn't know it to look at him, but Jim Hormann's life needs saving. True, on this day he is resting easy in his favorite chair with his youngest son napping in the next room, but Hormann may as well be flailing in the ocean, trapped in a burning building or plummeting toward earth with a defective parachute...
School board filings ensure competitive regional races (01/13/05)
With less than a week before the close of filing, most Southeast Missouri school districts have plenty of candidates signed up for board of education races. With the exception of Cape Girardeau School District, where there is an additional one-year term opening, all local boards have three terms of three years each up for election...
Hale's career ends with broken wrist (01/13/05)
The season is over for Southeast Missouri State University senior guard Brett Hale. Results of an MRI on Wednesday showed that Hale's injured right wrist is fractured, as had been feared by the Southeast coaching staff. The wrist will be placed in a cast...
Tennessee State tries to live up to the hype (01/13/05)
Tennessee State coach Cy Alexander realizes how unusual it is for a team to be absolutely awful one season -- and two years later be picked as one of the Ohio Valley Conference's premier squads. But that's the situation the Tigers found themselves in to begin the 2004-05 campaign --and he's not sure they were quite ready to handle the hype...
Club news 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Laureate Alpha Rho...
Sikeston man to lead state National Guard (01/13/05)
Sikeston lawyer King Sidwell will take command of the Missouri National Guard after Gov. Matt Blunt on Wednesday appointed him adjutant general of the state's military forces. Sidwell, 54, logged 30 years of service in the Guard before retiring in August as a colonel. His last command was over the Engineer Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, based in Cape Girardeau...
Kraft curbing snack ads aimed at children to help fight obesity (01/13/05)
NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc., the nation's biggest food manufacturer, said Wednesday it plans to curb its advertising of Oreo cookies, regular Kool-Aid and other popular snack foods to children under 12 as part of an effort to encourage better eating habits...
Supreme Court orders change in federal sentencing guidelines (01/13/05)
A splintered Supreme Court threw the nation's federal sentencing system into turmoil Wednesday, ruling that the way judges have been sentencing some 60,000 defendants a year is unconstitutional. In ordering changes, the court found 5-4 that judges have been improperly adding time to some criminals' prison stays. The high court stopped short of scrapping the nearly two-decade-old guideline system, intended to make sure sentences do not vary widely from courtroom to courtroom...
Ridge stayed with Arizona lobbyist (01/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- As the Homeland Security Department was starting up, Secretary Tom Ridge twice stayed overnight at the Arizona home of a wealthy friend who ran a lobbying firm that was aggressively expanding its homeland security business. The Blank Rome firm, whose chairman is former Ridge fund-raiser David Girard-diCarlo, hired two of Ridge's aides to lobby the new department, and some of the firm's clients eventually landed lucrative contracts, according to documents and interviews...
Parents need guidance against college aid scams (01/13/05)
After a 90-minute sales pitch from a company that promised to increase the financial aid eligibility of her college-bound kids, Corrine Nocerino signed a $1,950 contract on the spot. She would soon regret that decision. Her son's guidance counselor found out and immediately warned Nocerino, who lives in Spotsyvlania County, Va., that the symposium she attended in November 2003 at a nearby hotel sounded like a scam. ...
New food pyramid will emphasize calories, exercise (01/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- The government on Wednesday urged most Americans to eat fewer calories and exercise 30 to 90 minutes a day, updating guidelines that advised people to lose weight but gave few specifics on how to do it. The new dietary guidelines will be used to update the familiar food pyramid, which most people recognize but few heed. ...
Sleep-deprived doctors a danger on the road (01/13/05)
They're in training to save lives, but medical interns sometimes threaten them: Lack of sleep from very long hospital shifts can make young doctors behind the wheel as dangerous as drunks, researchers found. Doctors in training were more than twice as likely to get in a car crash while driving home after working 24 hours or longer, compared with when they worked shorter shifts, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers...
Man's search for his family after mudslide ends in grief (01/13/05)
LA CONCHITA, Calif. -- Jimmie Wallet went out for ice cream, and when he got back, everyone and everything he had left behind were gone. On Wednesday, he identified the bodies of his wife and three of his daughters, pulled from a tangle of homes smashed by a mudslide...
Nation briefs 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Vehicles pile up amid fog in Michigan, Indiana; Ex-Klansman accused in killings posts bail; Witness: Abu Ghraib suspect disobeyed orders; Feds crack down on lasers aimed at pilots
Deep Impact on course to crash with comet (01/13/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A NASA spacecraft with a Hollywood name -- Deep Impact -- blasted off Wednesday on a mission to smash a hole in a comet and give scientists a glimpse of the frozen primordial ingredients of the solar system. With a launch window only one second long, Deep Impact rocketed away at the designated moment on a six-month, 268-million-mile journey to Comet Tempel 1. It will be a one-way trip that NASA hopes will reach a cataclysmic end on the Fourth of July...
Witness - Abu Ghraib suspect disobeyed orders (01/13/05)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- The first witness for Army Spc. Charles Graner, the alleged ringleader in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse case, said under cross-examination Wednesday that Graner routinely disobeyed orders while serving as a guard there. The testimony from Master Sgt. Brian Lipinski could undermine Graner's contention that he was just following orders to soften up Iraqi inmates for interrogation...
White House - Hunt for Iraqi WMD ends (01/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- The White House acknowledged Wednesday that its hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction -- a two-year search costing millions of dollars -- has closed down without finding the stockpiles that President Bush cited as a justification for overthrowing Saddam Hussein...
Iranian woman who killed attempted rapist spared death (01/13/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A woman who spent seven years on death row in Iran has been spared execution by the family of the police chief she stabbed to death and sexually mutilated for trying to rape her. The death sentence for Afsaneh Nowrouzi raised an outcry from activists and drew the attention of international groups who sought to overturn the order...
Sri Lankan accused of trying to sell grandchildren (01/13/05)
BATAPOLA, Sri Lanka -- Police have arrested a 63-year-old Sri Lankan man on charges of trying to sell his two young granddaughters after their home was destroyed and their mother killed by the Asian tsunami -- a case that highlights the vulnerability of children in the wake of the disaster...
World briefs 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
U.N.: Polio cases rose sharply in 2004; British flight backtracks after U.S. refuses flier; Opponent delays challenge of Ukraine presidential vote; EU moves closer to single European constitution
Central JV wins tourney contest (01/13/05)
The Central junior varsity boys basketball team defeated Perryville 59-31 in a round-robin tournament at Central. Jeremy Kimble and John Lockridge each scored 10 points for Central, which plays Saturday in the tournament's final day. * The Central freshman boys basketball team defeated Notre Dame 66-32 in the first round of its tournament. Adrian Cox scored 19 points, while Anthony Watts added 12 and Chase Johnson scored 11...
Tigers get good news in loss (01/13/05)
Central boys swimming coach Dayna Powell received a bit of a surprise Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't an upset victory against perennial state power Lafayette of Wildwood, Mo., though Powell found plenty of bright spots in the 132-54 defeat. The unexpected feat came from the 400-meter freestyle relay team, which made the state qualifying cut by finishing second in 3 minutes, 36.50 seconds in the final event of the meet at Central Municipal Pool...
Rookie defensive end has impact (01/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A year ago, Anthony Hargrove was doing grunt work for an airline in Atlanta. The rookie defensive end returns to his home base this weekend as a starter for the St. Louis Rams. "It means the world to you," Hargrove said Wednesday. "How would you feel if this was your first year, your team is in the playoffs, and now you're playing well and you're part of the starting lineup that's really starting to come on?...
Owners, players reach agreement on steroid testing (01/13/05)
NEW YORK -- Baseball players and owners have reached an agreement on a tougher steroid-testing program and plan to announce it today, The Associated Press has learned. The agreement will include penalties for first-time offenders, an American League player said on condition of anonymity. Other details, such as the frequency of tests, were not immediately available...
Defensive back plays Vick's role in practice (01/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Seldom-used St. Louis Rams defensive back Dwight Anderson has a very big role this week in practice. On the scout team offense, he's playing the part of Michael Vick. Anderson, an undrafted rookie free agent, sees time primarily on special teams and he's been inactive the last two weeks. But according to Rams coach Mike Martz, he's best suited to mimic the dangerous Atlanta Falcons quarterback heading into Saturday's NFC playoff game...
Cards sign eight to minor-league deals (01/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Infielders Wilton Guerrero and Abraham Nunez are among eight players who have agreed to contracts with the St. Louis Cardinals' Class AAA affiliate in Memphis, Tenn., the Cardinals announced Wednesday. The Cardinals also signed pitchers Chris Gissell, Bob File and Toby Borland; first baseman Mike Bell; and outfielders Raul Gonzalez and Brandon Berger...
Area sports calendar 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Running...
Area sports digest 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Davis earns honors; Tickets available
A new day in the neighborhood (01/13/05)
Jan. 13, 2005 Dear Julie, White fog clung to the top of the river like frosting early one morning this week. The beauty stopped my walk. Most everybody who still lives in their hometown or has returned to live there probably has mixed feelings toward it. But the longer I live in Cape Girardeau, the more moments like that occur...
Franky G plays it tough and tender as ex-con going straight (01/13/05)
NEW YORK -- Seems like people are always chasing Jonny Calvo. Or punching him. Or otherwise being a pain. But Jonny -- brawny and street-smart -- can fend for himself, while obliging his need to help others who can't. It's all part of his high-stakes juggling act on "Jonny Zero," a fast-paced action show with heart and even a measure of comedy (check out Jonny brawling in a lobster costume). It premieres 8 p.m. Friday on Fox...
Vivian Burton (01/13/05)
Vivian I. Watson Burton, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 26, 1928, in Carrsville, Ky., daughter of Daniel Ivan and Allie Belle Moore Watson. She and Kenneth L. Burton were married June 24, 1974. He died Aug. 10, 1994...
Madeline Holmes (01/13/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Madeline L. Holmes, 64, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., daughter of Edward Harry and Beulah Vivian Anderson Holmes. Holmes was a retired teacher, having taught at schools in St. Mary and Bonne Terre, Mo...
Bertha Treadwell (01/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Bertha May Treadwell, 84, of East Prairie died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Kentucky, daughter of Charlie and Pearl Love. She first married William Brice Smith, who died Feb. 24, 1964. She and James Delmer Treadwell were married in December 1968...
Patricia Fritsche (01/13/05)
Patricia Fritsche, 55, of Fruitland died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Erwin Stuehmeyer (01/13/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Erwin Frank Stuehmeyer, 82, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born July 23, 1922, in St. Louis, son of Henry and Marie Schroeder Stuehmeyer. Survivors include two brothers, Oscar Stuehmeyer of Foster City, Calif., Henry Stuehmeyer of Petaluma, Calif.; and a sister, Lorraine Foelsch of St. Louis...
Jean Bozarth (01/13/05)
Jean Bozarth, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was formerly of Dongola, Ill. She was born May 25, 1936, in La Valle, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Laura Tucker Douglas. She and the Rev. Lucien Bozarth were married July 14, 1957, in Ware, Ill...
Donald Forehand (01/13/05)
Donald M. Forehand, 88, of Sardis, Miss., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Portia, Ark., son of Marion Elmer and Mollie Ernestine Rapp Forehand. He and Zelma Shively were married March 30, 1940, in Charleston, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1999...
Con McArthur (01/13/05)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Con L. McArthur, 78, of Morley died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Aid, Stoddard County, Mo., son of William Verley and Mabel Gertrude Hudson McArthur. He and Mary Jane Gibbs were married March 6, 1948, in Rock Island, Ill...
Joyce Johnson (01/13/05)
Joyce A. Johnson, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 5, 1934, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Thomas L. and Donna Lingle Aldridge Sr. She and Gerald H. Johnson were married May 6, 1956, in Corinth, Miss...
Births 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Petzoldt; Riney; Hulvey; Vollink; McGill; Robinson; Bles; Myer
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: * At 5:34 p.m., stand-by at the airport. * At 6:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2000 block of Steven Drive. Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday:...
Cape police report 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Andrew Coleman Noce, 23, 1013 N. Fountain St., Apt. A, was arrested on suspicion of assault. * Jeffrey Alan Harker, 40, 914 Old Cape Road, Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and stealing...
Out of the past 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 13, 1980 KELSO, Mo. -- It's been a long time in the making, but the restoration project of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo., is nearing completion.The scaffolds, paint cans, tools and construction workers will leave the 1889 church the first part of February, and the doors will once again be open to members of the church. Restoration began in 1978...
GOP dismantling pro-family policies (01/13/05)
To the editor: In 1900 America, millions of children worked 14 hours six days a week in factories and mines. People starved or died of disease in abysmal tenements with no public health. Corporations fixed prices, controlled government and made huge profits by paying starvation wages. There was no minimum wage, overtime pay or unemployment insurance, and families had little protection from faulty or contaminated products...
USPS offers big service at fair cost (01/13/05)
To the editor: Sam Ryan's "Resolution: USPS will lose weight, get in shape" is not representative of the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS is a self-supportive entity and receives nothing from taxes. Ryan's doom-and-gloom opinion that the public "will be on the hook for a massive bailout" is completely off mark, as is his comment that labor is the Postal Service's No. 1 problem. I take offense that I or any other clerks or carriers are the No. 1 problem...
Speak Out 1/13/05 (01/13/05)
Watching the geese; Making mistakes; Leaving the scene; Lawsuit is wrong; Toy for teachers; Patriot Act goes too far
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