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Stories from Tuesday, March 8, 2005

School board candidates speak at AARP forum (03/08/05)
School finance, No Child Left Behind and student achievement were among the major issues batted around by Cape Girardeau School Board candidates during a Monday forum. Seven of nine candidates vying for positions on the board were present at the forum, which was sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County AARP chapter. Candidates Walter White and Thomas Reinagel, who are both running for three-year terms, were unable to attend...
Cape officials OK Water Street plan (03/08/05)
It might be wise to look both ways before crossing Cape Girardeau's newest one-way street. Monday night, the Cape Girardeau City Council approved plans to turn Water Street into a one-way street even though council members remain uncertain about which direction -- north or south -- the traffic will flow...
Lipke seeks clarification of court fees (03/08/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Scott Lipke is pushing legislation to ensure that traffic offenders don't get hit with an extra court fee intended to apply only to criminal defendants for the purpose of expanding Missouri's DNA database of convicted felons...
Greyhound pulling out of Cape Girardeau (03/08/05)
No matter how fast you hurry, you won't be able to catch a Greyhound bus in Cape Girardeau anymore. After providing service here for almost six decades, the last Greyhound is expected to pull out from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport for the final time on April 2, a victim of poor ridership and the bus company's reorganizational plans to cut stops across the country...
Traffic upgrades lead agenda for Jackson aldermen (03/08/05)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen passed 18 ordinances dealing with traffic upgrades Monday night. The action was made possible by two years' worth of work by Capt. Bob Bonney of the police department, public works director Rodney Bollinger and city attorney Tom Ludwig...
Scott City officials vote to replace car (03/08/05)
In its regular meeting Monday night, the Scott City Council voted to allow the purchase of a police patrol car to replace an aging car currently in use. The council gave police chief Don Cobb authority to use his discretion in picking between two used Missouri State Highway Patrol cars, valued at $12,000 and $12,500. The car will be paid for through a state grant and the money gained from selling the retired patrol car...
Testing the waters (03/08/05)
Mike Lamarch moved to a rural subdivision just outside the Jackson city limits a little more than a month ago. Lamarch hails from Milwaukee, where in 1993 a public water supply tainted with cryptosporidium killed more than 100 people, including several children...
Health care tops British political debate (03/08/05)
Editor's note: Erick Harris, a graduate of Central High School, is spending a semester in London for an internship in Parliament and is writing about his experiences. Lively political debate was in full swing last week as the two top parties focused on differences in their health-care plans and policies. ...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action (03/08/05)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen took the following action, Monday night. * Approved 18 ordinances, updating traffic schedules. * Approved a change order increase for $33,344 to B.W. Birk & Associates Inc. for the water treatment plant high service pumps replacement project...
Learning briefs 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
Area students compete in speech tournament; Local students advance in state geographic bee; Elementary student takes part in honor choir; Domian earns spot on Miami U dean's list; Christian school pupils place in speech tourney; Mann named to Emmaus Bible College dean's list; Foley named to Baylor dean's list with 4.0 GPA; Deadline nears for ABWA scholarship applications; Applications for nursing scholarships available
Regional Science Fair (03/08/05)
the Show Me Center will be transformed today into a house of knowledge as months of work attempting to unravel the mysteries of science will be displayed at the 49th annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair. Seventh- through 12th-grade students from 20 schools across the area will set up their colorful posterboard projects for the judges, who will decide which of the 189 projects advance to the 56th annual International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, May 8 through 14, and which will receive awards from local donors. ...
Hundreds testify on Medicaid (03/08/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State workers alleged abuses in the Medicaid system Monday while hundreds of people lined the Capitol halls for a turn to testify on Gov. Matt Blunt's proposal to trim Missouri's social services programs. Legislation pending in a Senate committee would toughen the eligibility standards for Medicaid while eliminating some of the services it covers and requiring recipients to pay money toward their care...
Study: Aspirin helps prevent strokes in women, not heart attacks (03/08/05)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- a major new study found that aspirin helps healthy women avoid strokes but makes no difference in their risk of heart attacks unless they're 65 or older -- the polar opposite of how the drug affects men. Aspirin is recommended now for both men and women at high risk of heart disease. Many doctors have assumed it also prevented heart problems in healthy women because of research showing it helped healthy men...
Senate defeats minimum wage increases (03/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- The last increase in the minimum wage was in 1996. And if Republicans now in control of Congress have their way, don't look for another one anytime soon. The GOP-controlled Senate defeated a labor-backed increase in the $5.15 wage floor on Monday, saying it would only hurt the entry-level workers it was designed to help...
Nation digest 03/08/05 (03/08/05)
Boeing CEO forced out by extramarital affair; Arms control expert to be ambassador to U.N.; Court limits ways judges may add prison time
World digest 03/08/05 (03/08/05)
Syrian troops begin pullback in Lebanon; John Paul expected back home within two weeks; 33 Iraqis killed in attacks by insurgents; Bolivian president resigns after wave of protests
Bell City puts two titles up against SCC's 12 (03/08/05)
For the second straight year the state's up-and-coming Class 1 boys basketball program will have to go through the most decorated Class 1 program in order to make another trip to the state final four. Bell City (19-9), winners of two of the last three state championships, will square off with 12-time state champion Scott County Central (20-8) at 8:15 p.m. tonight in a sectional game at Sikeston High School...
Southeast finds a quick cure in South Dakota St. (03/08/05)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan was probably wondering if his offense would ever wake up. But the bats finally did get going in the late innings Monday and, coupled with a stellar starting pitching debut by a freshman with local ties, the Redhawks were able to break a three-game slide...
Five Southeast teams fall short of NCAA's new new standards (03/08/05)
Several Southeast Missouri State teams come up short under the NCAA's new academic reform package that were recently announced, but athletic director Don Kaverman said there doesn't appear to be any cause for alarm. That's because even NCAA officials have admitted that the new standards -- which will begin going into effect in 2005-2006 -- are so preliminary that some of the numbers can be skewed and quite a bit of tweaking is expected over the next few years...
Southeast softball opens home schedule (03/08/05)
After beginning the season with a 1-3 showing in the Missouri Coaches Against Cancer Tournament in Kansas City, Southeast Missouri State's softball team will open its home schedule today. Lipscomb, from Nashville, Tenn., will provide the opposition in a 2 p.m. doubleheader at the Southeast Softball Complex...
Unready Pujols powers Cards (03/08/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Even after two home runs and a hard double against Los Angeles Monday, Albert Pujols said he still isn't quite prepared for regular season play. "My body is not ready for the season," the Cardinals' first baseman said, "and my swing is not ready."...
Warner may become a regular opponent of Rams in NFC West (03/08/05)
PHOENIX -- Kurt Warner agreed Sunday to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, the two-time MVP's third team in three seasons. The 33-year-old quarterback, who lost his starting job with the Giants to rookie Eli Manning last season, is to sign the contract and appear at a news conference in Arizona today...
Creighton shoots down SMS in final (03/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Reserves Dane Watts and Jimmy Motz combined for 26 points and Creighton hit 12 3-pointers, pulling away late to win the school's fifth Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship in seven years with a 75-57 victory over Southwest Missouri State on Monday night...
No. 1 Illinois drops its unanimous label (03/08/05)
Illinois' first loss of the season wasn't enough to knock the Illini out of the top spot in the AP poll. Illinois was on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll on Monday for the 14th straight week, but for the first time in five weeks the Illini were not a unanimous selection, receiving 48 first-place votes and 1,725 points from the national media panel...
Simien, Graham get unanimous approval for All-Big 12 team (03/08/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ask Kansas' Wayne Simien for his choice as the best player in the Big 12, and the first of two unanimous selections to The Associated Press' All-Big 12 basketball team will give you the other: Oklahoma State's Joey Graham. "There are a lot of really good players in the Big 12," Simien said. "But for all-around skills, I'd have to say Joey Graham."...
MU keeps emotions in check after upset (03/08/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri players know from bitter experience not to make too much of Sunday's upset of No. 7 Kansas. The Tigers are a .500 team, befitting their up and down season, heading into the Big 12 tournament this week in Kansas City. Before knocking off the Jayhawks 72-68 on Sunday, they'd lost the previous two games at Iowa State and Texas by a combined 30 points. Their longest winning streak is four games, right before those two efforts...
Sports briefs 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
Colleges...
Exercise makes splash in fitness center (03/08/05)
There's nothing like a little exercise to make you contemplate as to just why you are so out of shape. My wife and I, who for much of our adult lives avoided working out because we didn't see ourselves as Jane Fonda devotees, in recent months have embraced workouts...
Code comfort (03/08/05)
NEW YORK -- Two years ago this month, Doubleday published a historical thriller with an announced first printing of 85,000 and high hopes that a little-known writer named Dan Brown would catch on with the general public. "We surely expected to have a huge success, but I don't think anyone dreamed it would become a historic publication," says Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group...
George Vernon (03/08/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- George W. Vernon, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle Limbaugh (03/08/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Myrtle Limbaugh, 98, of Kirkwood died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Garden View Care Center in Valley Park, Mo. She was born Feb. 3, 1907, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Hugh Otto and Etta Lauretta Gohn Stathem. She and William Sample Limbaugh were married Aug. 27, 1927. He died May 10, 1978...
Richard McDougal (03/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Richard S. "Dick" McDougal, 81, of Sikeston died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Bernie, Mo., son of Prince A. and Pansy Johnston McDougal. He and Betty Christian were married June 12, 1955. McDougal was a retired insurance agent...
Elizabeth Mincher (03/08/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elizabeth Jean Mincher, 78, formerly of Perryville, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, Neb. She was born April 18, 1926, in St. Louis, daughter of Leo and Mildred Taplin Comte. Survivors include a daughter, Carole Bender of Steele City, Neb.; a brother, John Comte; and two sisters, Yvonne Koarnes and Cathy Schumer...
Oneita Marshall (03/08/05)
Oneita T. Marshall, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Fife, Texas, daughter of William W. and Fannie Pierce Tedder. She and Elmond L. Marshall were married Aug. 5, 1939, in Brady, Texas. He died Jan. 27, 1999...
Pauline Kelley (03/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Florence Pauline Kelley, 94, of Sikeston died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24, 1910, in Vanduser, Mo., daughter of Charles H. and Louise Schuerenberg Martin. She and A.N. "Ted" Kelley were married in January 1940. He died April 21, 1987...
Ruth Ohmes (03/08/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Ruth E. Ohmes, 80, of Charleston died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Charleston, daughter of William A. and Violet Golda DeField Wyatt. She and Andrew G. Ohmes were married in 1946. He died in 1984...
Mary Cantrell (03/08/05)
Mary Bernice Cantrell, 86, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo.
Kenneth Beal (03/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kenneth Barker Beal, 53, of Sikeston died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. He was born Dec. 11, 1951, in Sikeston, son of Clem and Guynell Glover Beal. He married Jacqueline Hines June 18, 1977, in Jackson. He served as senior warden, vesting member and licensed lay eucharistic minister of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston...
John Michaud (03/08/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John Harvey Michaud, 91, of Perryville died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Perryville, son of Charles W. and Henrietta M. Millfeldt Michaud. He and Cassie L. Calhoun were married June 10, 1960, in Fillmore, Calif...
David Masters (03/08/05)
David Masters, 52, of Springfield, Mo., died Thursday, March 3, 2005, in Springfield. He was born May 23, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elmo and Mary Louise Masters. He and Ginger Lloyd were married May 28, 1977. Masters was a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He practiced law more than 20 years...
Henry Cole (03/08/05)
Henry R. Cole, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, son of John C. and Laura Cole. He and Alberta M. Tilley were married Feb. 16, 1951, in Osceola, Ark. She died May 5, 1999...
Robert Proffer (03/08/05)
Robert W. "Robbie" Proffer, 19, of Friedheim died Monday, March 7, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, son of W.J. and Carla J. Heath Proffer. Proffer was a 2004 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Friedheim...
Births 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
Martin; Hinkle; Veal; Priggel
Sikeston authorities seize drugs, arrest two in raid (03/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two Sikeston residents were arrested during a recent drug raid and charged with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Arrested were Christopher Mark Grimes, 33, and Sabrina Grimes, 27. Christopher Grimes' bond is set at $100,000; Sabrina Grimes' bond is $50,000. ...
Police reports 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Mac Shane Sadler, 19, 317 S. Ellis St. was arrested on a Platte County warrant for failure to appear for bad checks...
Fire reports 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Sunday: * At 1:34 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. * At 5:29 p.m., fire alarm at 1919 Ritter St. * At 10:23 p.m., good intent at Highway 74 and Fountain Street...
Out of the past 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
25 years ago: March 8, 1980 Confusion over maintenance of a short section of road in Dutchtown has led area residents to take matters into their own hands and make temporary repairs; frustrated area residents repaired a short section of road leading from Highway 25 at Route A east into Dutchtown, when no local agency would take responsibility for it...
Library plans (03/08/05)
Armed with information from a consultant's report, officials of the Cape Girardeau Public Library now must consider the best way to expand the library building on Clark Avenue to better serve patrons. While the consultant offered just about everything anyone could want in a public library, library employees and board members are aware that the cost probably exceeds what the community can afford...
Bush budget cuts state's funding (03/08/05)
To the editor: The election is over, and now is the time to see the failed promises of this administration. Missouri residents are facing severe cuts if President Bush's proposed budget becomes law. It slashes key programs that help Missouri's working families. Even with these cuts, we are facing a record national deficit of $427 billion, increasing each Missouri family's share of the federal debt by $37,389...
FairTax proposal would be simpler (03/08/05)
To the editor: The Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, pointed to the national sales tax as a way to simplify our method of collecting taxes. He is absolutely correct. This idea has been studied by economists for several years and is called the FairTax in House Resolution 25. There is an abundance of information about this bill at www.fairtax.org. I have not seen one argument against the FairTax that is not refuted by the information on this Web site...
Higher SS caps would level field (03/08/05)
To the editor; Even though George W. Bush has presented plans for Social Security only in general terms, various specific plans are surfacing in the public discourse. Those centering on private accounts, in their complexity, bring to mind the image of voodoo economics used by George H.W. Bush in his primary struggle with Ronald Reagan in 1980...
Cuts would hurt Medicaid families (03/08/05)
To the editor; I am writing about President Bush's budget and how it was affect Missouri. If the budget goes through, a lot of us will be in trouble. My children are on Medicaid. We cannot afford health insurance. So my children would not be able to go to the doctor when they are sick. Our schools need funding. Veterans should not have to pay a co-payment. This has to be stopped...
Speak Out 3/8/05 (03/08/05)
Thanks to all who served; Genuinely kind act; Thanks to troops; Touching respect; Oil takeover; Thanks, welcome home; Rough road ahead; Job well done; Put inmates to work; Thank you, 1140th; Potential for terrorism; Losing proposition; Follow the rules; Glad to be helping; Spend on poor students; Home to roost; Not in dream world; Great university; Won't clog traffic; Thanks for the help; Mountains of litter
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