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Stories from Friday, January 21, 2005

University aids effort to steer youths in right direction (01/21/05)
About 150 teens at the Southeast Missouri State University Student Recreation Center were devouring pizza and anticipating Thursday night's basketball game against Tennessee Tech when a group of five tall, young men dressed in white and red basketball uniforms quietly walked into the gym. Before long, the players were talking with eager young men, posing for photos, and just chillin' before the game started...
Discovery of Cape 'tunnel' proves to be beer cellar (01/21/05)
There were plenty of rumors brewing Thursday about a "tunnel" uncovered near Morgan Oak Street in Cape Girardeau. County health officials initially called it an old tunnel. There was speculation that it extended under Morgan Oak and might be part of the Underground Railroad effort to help runaway slaves in the 1800s...
Courthouse boosts Jackson's proposed historic district (01/21/05)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted Thursday to allow the courthouse to be included in Jackson's proposed historical district. The commission originally objected about maintenance and construction restrictions if the Missouri Department of Natural Resources got its hands on it...
Commission seeks funds to restore schoolhouse (01/21/05)
When the nearly 150-year-old Head School in Scott City was moved from George Albrecht's farm to Old Illmo last August, something unexpected happened. The tin roof of the historical building caught on a tree and was torn. Now the Scott City Historical Preservation Commission is trying to raise money to restore it before the weather can further the damage. But replacing the roof is only one of the many repairs needed to bring the structure up to at least good condition...
Group leans toward tougher high school requirements (01/21/05)
A state education task force is leaning toward recommending tougher high school graduation requirements, its leader said Thursday. Jerry Valentine, a University of Missouri-Columbia professor who's leading the group, told the state Board of Education that while final recommendations are a couple months away, the group thinks requiring more courses in the basic areas of math, English, science and social studies is the way to go...
Blanket of security 'not unreasonable' to Cape residents at inauguration (01/21/05)
Kathy Swan didn't mind all the metal detectors at Thursday's inauguration of President George W. Bush. Neither did newly elected state Rep. Nathan Cooper, although he acknowledged that it took some time to make it through all the security checks. The tight security in a time of global terrorism didn't dampen their spirits or their optimism about the Bush administration...
Southeast men lose another heart-breaker in overtime (01/21/05)
It's doubtful Southeast Missouri State University could have played much better than it did Thursday night. Yet all the team had to show for it was another gut-wrenching Ohio Valley Conference defeat as Tennessee Tech squeezed out an 82-81 overtime victory at the Show Me Center...
World briefs 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Thousands of flood-stricken Guyanese wait for aid; WHO warns of repeat of bird flu outbreak; Muslim world marks Feast of the Sacrifice holiday; U.N. Holocaust session reminder of genocide
Nation briefs 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Don't call them 'victims,' Jackson's defense asks; FBI: Terror suspects may be heading to Boston; Energy import growing popular in United States
Southeast women avenge loss to Eagles (01/21/05)
Southeast Missouri State University's women turned Thursday's highly anticipated rematch with Tennessee Tech into a mismatch. Southeast, which suffered a two-point loss at Tech on Jan. 8 after failing to hold a 17-point lead built early in the second half, made sure this one wasn't even close by romping 62-45 at the Show Me Center...
Former Cape mayor Spradling to be named regent at university (01/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt intends to nominate former Cape Girardeau mayor Al Spradling III to serve on the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. Spence Jackson, Blunt's spokesman, said the governor will formally make the appointment today or Monday...
Crowell pursuing financial fix for law on guns (01/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although concerns about a flood of litigation over Missouri's concealed-weapons law haven't come to pass, state Sen. Jason Crowell is renewing attempts to fix a flaw in the statute identified a year ago by the state Supreme Court...
Jackson County taking applications for concealed weapon permits (01/21/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County will begin accepting applications next month for permits to carry concealed guns, leaving just St. Louis County and city as the only places in the state where they are unavailable. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in February that the county -- home to a large part of Kansas City -- did not have to issue the permits because the $100 fee did not directly cover the cost of processing the applications. ...
Democrats plan formal response to Blunt speech (01/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon will deliver a formal response speech next week to counter Republican Gov. Matt Blunt's prime-time State of the State address. Blunt plans to deliver his speech at 7 p.m. Wednesday -- breaking with the tradition of governors giving their annual address to the legislature in the morning...
Harvard president apologizes for his remarks about women in science (01/21/05)
BOSTON -- Lawrence Summers' bluntness has earned him both enemies and admirers in several top Treasury Department jobs and now as president of Harvard. He's rarely been one to apologize for his directness -- until this week. Summers has spent much of the last few days saying sorry following a tumult over comments he made at a conference on women in science...
Bush: 'Ending tyranny' pursuit of new term (01/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush embarked on an ambitious second term as president Thursday, telling a world anxious about war and terrorism that the United States would not shrink from new confrontations in pursuit of "the great objective of ending tyranny."...
Researchers have new theory on 'Great Dying' extinction (01/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- An ancient version of global warming may have been to blame for the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history. In an event known as the "Great Dying," some 250 million years ago, 90 percent of all marine life and nearly three-quarters of land-based plants and animals went extinct...
Rice vows she will be candid (01/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Trying to make their mark on President Bush's strategy in Iraq, Senate Democrats extracted a promise from Condoleezza Rice to level with them when she takes over as secretary of state. And Rice seems agreeable, to a point. "I will be candid," Rice promised. "My assessments may not always be ones that you want to hear. They may not always be the ones with which you agree. But I will tell you what I think."...
Medical errors cause 20 deaths in Minn. hospitals (01/21/05)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Twenty patients died in Minnesota hospitals during a 15-month period because of medical errors or oversights including falls, faulty medical equipment and administering the wrong medication, the state health department said in a new report...
Citigroup reports record fourth-quarter profits (01/21/05)
NEW YORK -- Citigroup Inc., the nation's largest financial institution, reported record profits for the fourth quarter but said that 2005 earnings could be at the low end of Wall Street expectations. On Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the No. 2 bank behind Citigroup, missed its earnings target amid charges for the integration of Bank One operations. ...
Delta sets industry record for yearly losses (01/21/05)
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines Inc. blamed high fuel prices, low fares and hefty charges as it reported the worst annual financial performance in the industry's history on Thursday, culminating with a $2.2 billion fourth-quarter loss. Continental Airlines Inc. cited similar difficulties and posted a smaller-than-expected $206 million loss, bringing cumulative fourth quarter losses reported so far by five large U.S. airlines to $3.17 billion...
Mouse experiment may offer hope in Alzheimer's research (01/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Brain cells in mice recovered rapidly after brain plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease were removed, offering hope that plaque-clearing treatments could benefit patients with the disease, Washington University researchers said Thursday...
CDC recommends preventive AIDS drugs for rape victims (01/21/05)
ATLANTA -- In a major policy shift, the government recommended for the first time Thursday that people exposed to the AIDS virus from rapes, accidents or occasional drug use or unsafe sex receive drug cocktails that can keep them from becoming infected...
CDC changes HIV drug treatment policy (01/21/05)
CHANGING PRACTICES The government recommended for the first time that rape victims and certain other people exposed to the AIDS virus be given drugs that can keep them from becoming infected. THE OLD WAY Previously, the government recommended such treatment only for health-care workers accidentally exposed on the job...
Yushchenko inauguration gets go-ahead from Ukraine parliament (01/21/05)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Viktor Yushchenko will be sworn in Sunday as president of Ukraine, completing his "Orange Revolution" after weeks of political turmoil in which he defeated the Kremlin-backed candidate at the polls and survived a mysterious poisoning plot...
Alleged al-Zarqawi tape assures Iraqis that insurgents will win (01/21/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's most feared terror leader called on his followers Thursday to show patience and prepare for a long struggle against the Americans, promising in an audiotape posted on the Internet that "ferocious wars ... take their time" but victory was assured...
U.S. military begins withdrawing from tsunami relief efforts (01/21/05)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- The U.S. military -- the largest group helping tsunami survivors -- will immediately start withdrawing troops from the relief efforts to feed and house more than 1 million refugees, the U.S. Pacific commander said Thursday. Aid organizations responded to the announcement by Adm. Thomas Fargo by pledging to shoulder a greater share of the burden to aid tsunami survivors...
East Prairie, Scott County Central advance to tonight's tourney (01/21/05)
Jared Cardon grabbed an offensive rebound and converted a putback at the buzzer as East Prairie upset top-seeded Kelly 56-54 Thursday in the semifinal round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference boys basketball tournament at Oran High School. East Prairie will play 7:30 tonight against No. 2 seed Scott County Central, which knocked off No. 3 Scott City 80-77 on Thursday with some late heroics of its own...
Central wrestling team tries to improve conference standing (01/21/05)
With a pair of dual victories this week, the Central wrestling program will head into the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament today at North County High School in Desloge, Mo., with momentum in hopes of improving on last year's fourth-place finish...
Steamers break MISL gendre barrier with signing of woman (01/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The MISL's St. Louis Steamers on Thursday acquired the playing rights to female forward Lindsay Kennedy. The team insists it's no gimmick. "My first reaction was 'Are you kidding?"' coach Daryl Doran said. "She definitely can play. I'm just kind of anxious to get her out there and see how she does."...
No. 2 Mauresmo reaches fourth round (01/21/05)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Second-ranked Amelie Mauresmo kept her composure while teenager Ana Ivanovic lost hers Friday, advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open with 6-2, 7-5 victory. The 17-year-old Ivanovic broke Mauresmo's serve twice in the second set, but dropped her next two service games. After having game point to force a second-set tiebreaker, Ivanovic struggled to combat Mauresmo's slice backhand and made a string of errors, surrendering the match...
No. 1 Illinois survives OT brush with Iowa (01/21/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Luther Head scored 25 points, including a driving layup with 40 seconds remaining in overtime that sealed No. 1 Illinois' 73-68 win over No. 23 Iowa on Thursday night. Head also grabbed six rebounds and had six steals as Illinois (19-0, 5-0 Big Ten) overcame its worst shooting night of the season and a late Iowa comeback. ...
Two days of talks prove to be futile (01/21/05)
After two days of negotiations, the NHL and the players' association appeared no closer to a deal that could save the hockey season. Representatives from the league and union met for 4 1/2 hours Thursday in Toronto, the second straight day the sides held discussions in an attempt to end the four-month lockout...
Sports briefs 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Baseball...
What does the editor do all day? (01/21/05)
Gee, Joe, what do you do all day? Golly willikers, Joe, I'd like to have a job where all you do is write one column a week. Good gravy, Joe, do your bosses know how little work you do? Aside from the fact that no one -- except yours truly, perhaps -- ever says "Gee," "Golly willikers" or "Good gravy" anymore, I hear the comments above quite a bit...
Price gouging is unscrupulous (01/21/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: I have been trying to buy a new Toyota Prius. Recently, two Southeast Florida dealers have told me they're in short supply. They both say they'll put me on the waiting list if I give them a deposit of $1,000 and agree to pay $5,000 above the sticker price. Frankly, that ticks me off. Why is doing right by the environment becoming so difficult? I do need to buy a car soon. Please answer before I do something crazy, like buy a Hummer!...
Everybody's a critic: 'In Good Company' (01/21/05)
HHH (out of four) The movie "In Good Company" is about 51-year-old Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid), an ad man who suddenly finds Carter Duryea (Topher Grace), a man half his age, is his new boss. The film goes on to do a teeter-totter display showing the parallels of both of their lives. As one man is demoted, the other has new overwhelming job responsibilities. As one's personal life falls apart, the other learns he has a baby on the way...
Rocker has her way as leader of the band (01/21/05)
For those who say a girl can't front a good band, the Tiffany Christopher Band from Springfield, Mo., stands as a testament to the power of the female rocker. In fact, the 23-year-old Christopher not only fronts the band, she is the creative force behind it, making her an even bigger rarity in the world of rock bands...
Altered views of cancer (01/21/05)
Photographer Joe Craig and assistant Eric White are discovering the healing power of photography. Right now, two panels of their photos, 154 shots in all, are hanging in the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. The photographs are part of the "Healing Through the Arts" exhibit at the cancer center, and they capture candid moments in the life of cancer's survivors and victims...
Been there, done that (01/21/05)
Steven Spielberg's tossing Tom Cruise to the Martians. Peter Jackson's handing Naomi Watts over to a 900-pound-plus gorilla. Tim Burton's turning Johnny Depp loose in Willy Wonka's candyland. Yet in a year whose big Hollywood return engagements include the remakes "War of the Worlds," "King Kong" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," aren't we all really looking forward to one last outing with George Lucas and the Skywalker clan?...
Peter Karp band coming to Underberg house (01/21/05)
The Peter Karp band, featuring Peter Karp, Niles Terrat and Dennis Gruenling, will play a concert at the Underberg house on Sunday at 3 p.m. Karp's band is a blues band from New Jersey that drew a record crowd of over 350 to Tunes at Twilight this summer. To make reservations, call 334-7692. The Underbergs ask that patrons bring an $8 donation to go to the artist. Patrons are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice...
Flossie Robinson (01/21/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Flossie Robinson, 87, of Kenton, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at the home of a son. She was born March 8, 1917, in Thebes, Ill., daughter of C. Burton and Eva Adeline Robinson Jordan. She married Ernest E. Robinson, who died March 13, 1962...
Margie Bruce (01/21/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Margie Bruce, 81, of Scott City, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Lawrence Tweedy (01/21/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lawrence V. "Corky" Tweedy, 74, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Anna, son of Melvin and Clara Andrews Tweedy. He and Ruth Brimm were married June 28, 1947, in Anna. She died Oct. 1, 1961. He later married Beverlee Eaker Nov. 6, 1981, in Carbondale, Ill...
Karl Kohler (01/21/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Karl Kenneth "K.K." Kohler, 68, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. He was born June 17, 1936, in Anna, son of Sam H. and Almeda "Allie" Flannigan Kohler. Kohler worked several years at Keller Grain Bin Co., and retired from Rave Inc. where he worked 20 years...
Katrina Perry (01/21/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Katrina Perry, 46, of Bowling Green, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1958, in St. Louis, daughter of Paul E. and Freda Mae McIntyre Dry Sr. She and Alfred Perry were married April 22, 1998. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Becky Tufts of St. Louis; a son, Robby Paszkiewicz of Bloomsdale, Mo.; her parents of Glenallen; a brother, Paul Dry Jr. of St. Louis; and two grandchildren...
Herman Lange (01/21/05)
Herman A. Lange, 72, of Whitewater died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Whitewater, son of Louis and Anna Meier Lange. Lange was a 1951 graduate of Jackson High School. He farmed in the Whitewater area all his life, and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit...
Charlie Bagbey (01/21/05)
Charles Strother "Chuck" Bagbey, 75, received God's perfect healing and new life Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at home in Sun City West, Ariz. Chuck was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Bertrand, Mo. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school. Chuck was a leading agent with State Farm Insurance, working as a highly innovative and successful agent 29 years in Des Moines, Iowa. ...
Margaret Porter (01/21/05)
Margaret A. Porter, 87, of Millington, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Millington Health Care. She was born April 14, 1917, at Benton, Mo., daughter of Ben F. and Norma Pauline Tirmenstein Adams. She and William Hess Porter were married Nov. 15, 1939, at Benton. He died Feb. 28, 2002...
Births 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Davis; Hepler; Roth; Amelung; Parr; Boner
Fire reports 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: * At 7:37 p.m., illegal burn at 54 Lapis Lane. * At 9:10 p.m., smoke reported at 121 S. Main St. * At 7:35 p.m., illegal burn at 54 Lapis Lane. Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday:...
Police reports 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Roger Allan Shell, 50, no address given, was arrested on a city warrant for failure to appear for peace disturbance...
Out of the past 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 21, 1980 The Cape Girardeau County government will operate this year on a budget of $3.4 million which is approved by the county court following a public hearing attended only by members of the news media; the budget is about 21 percent higher than last year...
Iraq's historic vote (01/21/05)
Exiles in the U.S. and 13 other nations register for the Jan. 30 balloting With last November's U.S. elections still fresh in our minds, it's interesting to see the mounting interest and preparation for Iraq's elections scheduled for Jan. 30. Nearly a quarter of a million Iraqis living in the United States are eligible to vote in the election, and many of them are registering at one of the five polling stations around the United States. ...
League refutes SPLC's claims (01/21/05)
To the editor: A letter from the Southern Poverty Law Center said the League of the South is a white supremacist hate group and noted the criminal activity of one Florida member, Michael Tubbs. The League of the South is in no way affiliated with white supremacists or any hate groups...
Health, environment on the block (01/21/05)
To the editor: The humanity of Missouri's Blunt-Kinder administration has already been revealed. As the governing administration, of course, they have the right to make whatever political appointments they choose. However, what they do not have the legal right to do is terminate contracts of state employees before they are even sworn in -- as the transition team did to several staff members in the Department of Natural Resources...
Speak Out 1/21/05 (01/21/05)
Cheerful workers; Tending to pets; Enough animation; Limited protection; Outraged at speaker; What's next?; Thanks for wallet; No stipulations; Banned in my home; Deserves our thanks
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