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Stories from Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Cape fuel tax money won't go toward airport, bus projects (02/23/05)
The Cape Girardeau City Council won't tap into motor fuel tax money to help fund airport projects. The state constitution won't allow it, city officials said Tuesday. The council also won't seek to fund transit buses with transportation sales tax money. ...
Jackson reserves court option until county deal finalized (02/23/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the event a settlement ending a long legal fight between Jackson and Cape Girardeau County over the allocation of road tax revenue falls through, the city has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to decide the case. On Feb. 3, the Jackson Board of Aldermen voted to accept the county's offer to spend $345,667 on road improvements within the city limits over the next five years to repay money a trial judge had ruled the city was entitled to under state law from 1999 to 2003...
Elementary students' book up for award (02/23/05)
Jeremy McElroy's fantasy has made it out of his mind and onto a page in his own published book, along with his fellow Franklin Elementary second-graders. "If I was King of the Galaxy," he wrote, "I would have hot fudge sundaes." Dreams of flying over the ocean, meeting the president, and living rich with $1,005 fill a 43-page book titled "If I ..."...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 2/23/05 (02/23/05)
Proclamation...
Jackson neighbors reach zoning compromise (02/23/05)
There were a few things missing from Tuesday night's public hearing at Jackson's board of aldermen meeting. Gone were the fuming homeowners. The finger-pointing, the arguing, the bemoaning of lower property values were replaced by pats on the back and the repeated use of the word "compromise."...
Connolly takes part in NFL Scouting Combine (02/23/05)
Former Southeast Missouri State football star Dan Connolly continues his busy offseason this week as he participates in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The event begins today and concludes Tuesday. More than 300 of the nation's top NFL prospects will gather for the combine, which includes a battery of physical and mental tests in front of NFL scouts, coaches and front office personnel...
Cape man arrested for obscene offer, endangering child (02/23/05)
A Cape Girardeau man faces charges of patronizing prostitution, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child after police said he offered money for sex acts to an undercover officer via e-mail. Andrew Gene Shain, 23, of 302 N. Middle St., was arrested at his home Saturday, said Cape Girardeau police spokesman Jason Selzer. The arrest was in response to an investigation of a note left on the car of a woman who is Shain's neighbor...
Tigers ride big second half past Buffaloes (02/23/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Quin Snyder might want to consider moonlighting as a motivational speaker. He must be delivering some kind of halftime speech because it worked again Tuesday as his Missouri Tigers (14-13, 6-7 Big 12) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to beat Colorado 63-54. Jason Horton made three straight 3-pointers midway through the second half, helping Missouri blow open a close game. It was Missouri's third second-half rally in four games...
Finding a family lost in adoption (02/23/05)
Kristyn Capelli wears her adoption with pride. The 21-year-old Southeast Missouri State University senior from Manchester, Mo., grew up with loving adoptive parents who told her early on that she was adopted. They told her she was special. "I was proud of it. I told everyone," she said...
Eagles club grows with $1.2 million expansion project (02/23/05)
When the Eagles club opened the doors of its new Cape Girardeau facility on North Spring Street in 1990, its members were already thinking about expansion. "We knew that when we got the building paid off, we wanted to add on to it," said Bill Stoffel, a member since 1979 and managing officer of the club. "As time goes on, you get bigger and you just need more room."...
Club news 2/23/05 (02/23/05)
Xi Nu Phi; Church Women United; Shuffle and Deal Bridge; Laureate Alpha Rho
Case of brain-damaged woman in legal stalemate (02/23/05)
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The case of a severely brain-damaged woman remained locked in a legal stalemate Tuesday after an appeals court cleared the way for her husband to remove her feeding tube only to see a judge promptly block the removal for at least another day...
Business digest 02/23/05 (02/23/05)
Seed firm to appeal rulings favoring Monsanto; Boeing sells plants in Kansas, Oklahoma; May CEO search on hold as merger talks heat up
House committee supports keeping First Steps program (02/23/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An education budget panel on Tuesday said it supports the First Steps program -- targeted for cuts by Gov. Matt Blunt -- and will recommend the House Budget Committee continue to fund it. But the panel did not offer ideas for finding that money...
Anti-smoking 'truth' campaign helped slash youth smoking rates (02/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- A nationwide ad campaign funded largely by the tobacco industry has helped cut youth smoking rates, a study by a health journal estimates. But anti-smoking advocates say money for such campaigns is drying up. The American Legacy Foundation's "truth" campaign prevented about 300,000 youths from becoming smokers between 2000 and 2002, according to a study to be released today in the March edition of the American Journal of Public Health...
University to study alcohol abuse on campus (02/23/05)
Several fatal accidents in recent years have put attention on alcohol use by students. ~ The Associated Press CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is setting up a task force to study alcohol abuse on campus, with officials saying the problem may be worse than previously thought...
Man in uniform falsely tells Army wife her husband died in Iraq (02/23/05)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Military police are investigating a cruel hoax in which a man wearing an Army dress uniform falsely told the wife of a soldier that her husband had been killed in Iraq. Investigators are trying to determine why the man delivered the false death notice and whether he was a soldier or a civilian wearing a military uniform...
Bush cutback plan faces long odds in Congress (02/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- It isn't hard to understand why few in Washington are taking President Bush's proposal to kill or cut 154 programs seriously. Just listen to members of his own party. "It ought to be expanded, not eliminated," Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl says of aid to states with imprisoned criminal aliens, a $300 million program Bush wants to eliminate...
Bush assassination plot investigated (02/23/05)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A Virginia man was charged Tuesday with plotting with al-Qaida to kill President Bush in a conspiracy prosecutors said was hatched while the man studied in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, a U.S. citizen, had been held without charges in Saudi Arabia since June 2003. He was returned to the United States and made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court shortly after his arrival Tuesday morning at Dulles International Airport...
Israel to disarm militant settlers (02/23/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's police said Tuesday they would disarm Jewish militants who threaten violence ahead of a Gaza Strip pullout and assign nearly all field officers to evacuate settlers and control protests -- signs of mounting concern the withdrawal could turn bloody...
Putin - Russia will develop its own model of democracy (02/23/05)
MOSCOW -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin offered conflicting assessments of democracy in Russia on Tuesday, just two days before they are to meet at a summit for discussions about global security issues and the fight against terrorism...
Survivors dig out from rubble of earthquake (02/23/05)
SARBAGH, Iran -- Under a cold, driving rain, survivors wailed over the bodies of the dead and dug through the ruins of mud-brick houses searching for their loved ones after a powerful earthquake flattened villages in central Iran on Tuesday, killing at least 420 people...
Queen will not attend son's civil marriage ceremony (02/23/05)
LONDON -- Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth II would not attend the civil marriage ceremony of her son Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles -- but that her absence should not be interpreted as a snub. The monarch will attend the church blessing at Windsor Castle after the April 8 civil ceremony in the local town hall and will be hostess to the wedding reception at the castle...
Bush warns Europe not to lift arms embargo against China (02/23/05)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- President Bush and European leaders settled simmering differences about Iraq but plunged into a troublesome new dispute Tuesday over the lifting of an arms embargo against China. Bush warned Congress might retaliate if Europe revokes the 15-year ban...
Iraqi exile to assume leadership as premier (02/23/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the head of a religious party who fought Saddam Hussein and took refuge in Iran for a decade, was chosen Tuesday as the dominant Shiite ticket's candidate for prime minister -- making him the overwhelming favorite for the post...
Jackson tops rival Central four 4th time (02/23/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The fourth meeting between rivals Central and Jackson failed to live up to expectations, as a late Tiger rally could not save them from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit in a 72-61 Indian win in the Class 5 District 1 boys basketball semifinals Tuesday at Peters Gym...
Saxony outlasts Marquand in 4OTs (02/23/05)
Saxony Lutheran's boys basketball team survived a wild game and two knee injuries to post a thrilling 108-97 victory in four overtimes over host Marquand Tuesday night. Casey Petzoldt poured in 40 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Crusaders (17-6), who got 29 points from Tim Lorenz and 15 from Alex Jauch...
Bonds reports in his old form (02/23/05)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Barry Bonds sidestepped a peppering of steroids questions in the very way teams avoid pitching to him -- and did it with the same prickly demeanor that has defined him for years. Bonds angrily avoided inquiries about his role in baseball's steroid scandal upon his arrival at spring training Tuesday, pronouncing himself weary but ready to resume his pursuit of Hank Aaron's home run record...
Patriots slap franchise designation on Vinatieri (02/23/05)
Kicker Adam Vinatieri, the hero of two of New England's three Super Bowl victories, was protected by the Patriots on Tuesday by being tagged as the team's franchise player. Running back Shaun Alexander got the same tag from the Seattle Seahawks, who also re-signed quarterback Matt Hasselbeck as many of the NFL's prime potential free agents were taken off the market...
Rain still haunts PGA tour, delays match-play event (02/23/05)
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- This is shaping up as the Wet Coast Swing. First, heavy rain at Riviera led to the first 36-hole event on the PGA Tour in nine years. On Tuesday, officials delayed the start of the Match Play Championship to give La Costa Resort a chance to drain...
Heat's O'Neal injured in loss to Bulls (02/23/05)
CHICAGO -- Ben Gordon hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and overtime and scored 29 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-101 victory Tuesday night over the Miami Heat, who lost Shaquille O'Neal in the opening minutes to a knee injury. O'Neal strained his left knee in the opening minutes after he went up for an alley-oop pass from Dwyane Wade and fell on Chicago's Othella Harrington. ...
Sports briefs 2/23/05 (02/23/05)
Colleges...
Mixing mahi-mahi with zesty salsa (02/23/05)
Fast, easy and fresh: this dish rewards both cook and diners by also delivering a lively, bright taste with an original combination of ingredients. Hot pepper and cool citrus are only a part of it: creamy avocado and red onion are also in the ensemble complementing the flavorful fish...
Cape Master Gardeners planning spring seminar for March 12 (02/23/05)
The Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners will hold a spring gardening seminar March 12 at the University Extension Center in Jackson. The seminar begins at 8 a.m. with registration; sessions end at 2:30 p.m. Topics include "Parenting your orchids," "Home fruit production for dummies," a cook's tour of the herb garden with Dewayne Schaaf, executive chef at Celebrations Restaurant, and "Making the most of your shade" with Joe Touchette, owner of Plants Plus Nursery...
'Hot' stems warm a cold winter garden (02/23/05)
Maybe it's because red, yellow and orange are the colors of fire that they are so appealing in winter. For whatever reason, these colors are a welcome winter sight, one that is especially pretty -- and warming -- against a backdrop of lily-white snow. With flowers and fall color long gone, we can now enjoy these colors from bark...
Vanity loves company (02/23/05)
The lady at the gym said I could add tanning privileges to my membership for just $10 a month and that would include tanning for The Other Half, too. It sounded good, but artificial tanning is just wrong. Dermatologists tell us to wrap up like mummies just to get the mail, so does it make sense to pay money -- no matter how little -- to purposefully expose ourselves to concentrated doses of ultraviolet radiation?...
Containers offer convenient gardens (02/23/05)
Fresh strawberries, herbs or tomatoes -- doesn't the thought just make your mouth water? You usually think of picking these fresh from a garden in the back yard. But if you live in an apartment, a condo or a duplex, you may not have the space for a traditional garden. Or you may not have the time or energy to cultivate that backyard patch. In either case, you probably think that you will have to rely on gifts from gardening friends so you can enjoy these delectable delicacies...
Sweet treats and savory eats (02/23/05)
smcclanahan With the flu at our house, I have not done any cooking in a week or more. Nothing has sounded good to anyone and we have found ourselves practicing the every-man-for-himself attitude toward meals. We seem to be feeling better and so I guess my cooking vacation is over. I hope you remain healthy and don't get the bug...
'NYPD Blue' ends prime-time run after 12 years (02/23/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Sure, the nudity was startling. But the proof that "NYPD Blue" would be a bold and unsettling new force on TV was police detective Andy Sipowicz's snarled insult. "Ipso this, you pissy little --," he told a lawyer spouting legalisms at him in the 1993 debut episode, emphasizing the b-word with a crotch-grabbing gesture...
Jewel Ross (02/23/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jewel Mae Ross, 88, of Cairo died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Cairo, daughter of Candice Luther and Lucy Hatfield Wheeler. She married James Ross, who died Dec. 24, 1991...
Mabel Noel (02/23/05)
Mabel Louise Noel, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Hermondale, Mo., daughter of Charles Albert and Lula Myrtul Parish Bingham. She and Ernest J. Noel were married July 19, 1940, at Caruthersville, Mo. He died Oct. 28, 2000...
Lena Sims (02/23/05)
Lena Irene Sims, 88, of Jackson died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Monticello House. She was born May 7, 1916, in Damascus, Ark., daughter of George and Sally Hensley Sims. She and Bernie Sims were married Nov. 30, 1933, in New Madrid, Mo. He died June 2, 2003...
Robert Fechner (02/23/05)
Robert Matthew Fechner, 17, of Hemet, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1987, in Hemet, son of Robert and Pamela Fechner. Fechner was a junior at Hemet High School and worked part time for the city of Hemet. He attended St. John's Lutheran Church and played in the Hemet Youth Baseball League...
Robert Wood (02/23/05)
Robert Clifton "Bob" Wood, 83, of Bay City, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at the Legacy Nursing Center in Bay City. He was born June 19, 1921, at Peculiar, Mo., son of Leroy M. and Leta Mae Britton Wood. He and Anne Hitt were married June 19, 1949. She died July 15, 1995...
Wanda Brown (02/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wanda L. Brown, 89, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca Walker (02/23/05)
Rebecca Edna Walker, 88, of Scott City died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 27, 1916, in the Dogwood community near East Prairie, Mo., to the late Albert Gibson Derrington and Sarah Annie Huffman Alsup Bishop Derrington. ...
Thomas Pfeiffer (02/23/05)
Thomas Pfeiffer, 57, of Westland, Mich., died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born April 18, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Victor and Norma Hemmann Pfeiffer. He and Ann Kaiser were married July 26, 1969...
Jon Ray (02/23/05)
Jon Anthony Ray, 37, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his home in St. Louis, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. He was born Oct. 14, 1967, in Pekin, Ill., son of Edwin and Mary Jo Fisher Ray. Ray was a 1986 graduate of Hamilton High School, a 1991 graduate of Illinois State University, and a 1994 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he was a member of the law review. At the time of his death he was a partner in the law firm of Sedey and Ray...
Betty Towe (02/23/05)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Betty J. Towe, 60, of Morehouse died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Pop City, Mo., daughter of Alvie and Gladys Frazier Boze. She and Winford R. Towe were married Dec. 1, 1960...
Thelma King (02/23/05)
Thelma Margaret King, 88, of New Madrid, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare Facility in New Madrid. She was born May 10, 1916, daughter of Robert and Oma Parks. She and Robert King of Portageville, Mo., were married May 10, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1981...
Bertha Williams (02/23/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Bertha L. Williams, 84, of Cairo died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Klondike Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance in Cairo. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Bishop James Whitfield will officiate...
Cape/Jackson police reports 02/23/05 (02/23/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Alex William Hamm, 26, 512 Broadway Apt. B, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests * Andrew Gene Shain, 23, 302 N. Middle St., was arrested on suspicion of patronizing prostitution, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child...
Cape fire report 02/23/05 (02/23/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item Monday: * At 8:03 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Ferguson Drive. Firefighters responded to the following item Tuesday: * At 4:27 p.m., citizen assist at 1105 Linden St...
Out of the past 2/23/05 (02/23/05)
25 years ago: Feb. 23, 1980 Judith Ann Crow, The Missourian's librarian, reviewer, critic and all-around reporter on the arts, was honored Friday at the annual Southeast Missouri State University College of Humanities honors luncheon yesterday; Dr. Jack L. Hensley, professor of speech, called Crow "the worthy daughter of a remarkable mother."...
Flying from Cape (02/23/05)
The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport would like to add a fourth daily commuter flight to and from St. Louis to draw more passengers, but the city needs money to make it happen. The fourth flight depends largely on being able to get a $500,000 federal grant. The funds have been available for 2 1/2 years, but the city is required to kick in about $125,000...
Generations support each other (02/23/05)
To the editor: A previous letter writer stated that his tax dollars should not pay for the gimme generation's prescription drugs. The gimme generation paid tax dollars to support the schools the writer attended. Their tax dollars also kept the doors to the public libraries open. Their tax dollars pay for road maintenance on the state and county roads and bridges. Their tax dollars support the Missouri Conservation Department. This agency provides the writer with a place to hike, hunt and fish...
Bill exempts feeding operations (02/23/05)
To the editor: Residents of rural Missouri may want to look into a bill that would allow corporate animal-feeding operations to pollute land and water supplies without the permission of local authorities. Senate Bill 187 changes the law relating to concentrated animal-feeding operations by exempting most of them from strict state supervision or local control...
Column on prayer was a blessing (02/23/05)
To the editor: I was blessed after reading Joe Sullivan's column, "The power of prayer." I grew up in McClure, Ill., on a family farm from birth in 1951 through 1974. By God's will, I grew up in a Christian home that gave my parents the basis for establishing fundamental truths to live our lives. I have lived in Colorado Springs, since 1974, but I still miss my home in Illinois. That's why I frequently read the Southeast Missourian online to stay in touch...
Speak Out 2/23/05 (02/23/05)
Stick to education; Learn from articles; It's a kids' movie; Enjoyed the column; Curb the contractors; See how it works?; Rich took risks; Health care, tax increase; Cat does the talking; Too much information; Medicaid's benefits; Paying for services; Lack of sophistication; Union benefits; Lagging interest; Time to raise taxes
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