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Stories from Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Panel begins working on state revamp (03/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The special commission spearheading the first major reorganization of Missouri government since 1974 began its work Tuesday with an overview of the state's existing operational structure. Gov. Matt Blunt told the Government Review Commission, which he appointed, that no idea is off limits as it considers ways to streamline government and make it operate more efficiently...
103.7 Hits the Streets (03/09/05)
What's up Cape? This is Squeak, bringing you a little bit of the flavor that went down at Breakaways last Friday. They had the line up of Tone def all stars, Lojic, and Fragile porcelain mice. Around nine Tone def took the stage. If you have never seen a Tone def show it's probably safe to say you live with your mother, and don't got out much. ...
The Christian Right is Dead Wrong (03/09/05)
The staunch - almost Puritan in their morality - Christian Right in this country represents what's wrong with America, NOT the converse. Their unabashed, dogmatic, almost subservient support of George W. Bush and his policies betrays the cornerstone teachings of their "faith" and exposes them as hypocrites...
Movies guide (03/09/05)
A list of movies now playing and upcoming Are We There Yet? - The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Year's Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in New York City for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to the city from Washington D.C. ...
Poets Pub (03/09/05)
I'll Be Him I behold the beauty in your eyes Is more dazzling then the sun in the sky If I could only touch your hand It might be more than I could stand Your looks in my mind will ever stay Let me hold you now this way And I'll show you more than you know...
Hunter S. Thompson: A Farewell to "Fear and Loathing" (03/09/05)
If Hunter S. Thompson can kill himself, what does that say about the rest of us? Most of you who know the name know it through the film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Based on Thompson's novel, it focused on Johnny Depp (as Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke) and Benicio Del Toro as they tore through Las Vegas in a surreal ride full of drugs and self-deprecation...
Meet Brooke Woodruff (03/09/05)
2005 OVC Indoor Track Female Athlete of the Year. A junior at Southeast Missouri State, Brooke is the reigning two-time indoor and outdoor 800m OVC champion. A Southeast Scholar Athlete, Brooke is majoring in Dietetics with the goal of working as a professional or sports team dietitian counseling athletes on optimal nutrition for peak performance...
34/72 project makes visible progress (03/09/05)
Construction crews have recently made noticeable progress on certain parts of the $5.2 million Highway 34/72 widening project in Jackson. The most obvious sign of work is the concrete that has been poured on the bridge over Hubble Creek. Paul Koeper, the vice president of Penzel Construction, said the northern section of the bridge should be opened as a bypass in the middle of next month...
Cape Planning and Zoning Commission (03/09/05)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Public hearings * Request of Mavis Panford and Lawrence T. Bleboo for a special-use permit to provide foster care for 10 children at 2309 Cheetah Lane. * Request of Robert Drury to rezone 2948 Bloomfield Road from residential to commercial...
Cape's P&Z commissioners settle on street name change (03/09/05)
Cape Girardeau city officials don't want a proposed $3 million street project to start off with a bad name before voters even approve the project. So it's out with Coker Road and in with LaSalle Avenue for a major east-west street that will provide a new entrance into the city from Interstate 55...
Taking the offbeat path (03/09/05)
For years, Katie DeLaRosa's grandpa told her not to let her dog lick her face. She did anyway, of course, but all the same the warning prompted the 15-year-old Sikeston, Mo., student to consider just what was in her pet's mouth. The result -- titled "Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner Than a Human's?" -- was DeLaRosa's entry in the 2005 Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair...
Man on parole for burglary busted after attempted break-in (03/09/05)
A Cape Girardeau man currently on parole for second-degree burglary was charged Tuesday with second-degree attempted burglary, resisting arrest and possession of burglar's tools, all felonies. Julius Wade Gant, 29, of 312 W. Lorimier St., Apt. 360, is in the Cape Girardeau County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash or surety bond...
Oprah's boyfriend sets April lectures in Cape (03/09/05)
Stedman Graham has said in the past that being Oprah Winfrey's boyfriend was "crippling" to his identity. But in the years since, Graham says he has learned to focus on his own qualities and to not compete with the wealthy and powerful television superstar...
GOP leaders to speak at Lincoln Day dinner (03/09/05)
U.S. Sen. Jim Talent will speak Saturday at the 36th annual Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Cape Girardeau. The dinner annually attracts at least 300 Republicans, more in election years, organizers said. The event will be held at the Arena Building, starting at 6 p.m. ...
Regional Science Fair winners (03/09/05)
International Science and Engineering Fair winners The top two senior division exhibits receive an all-expense paid trip to Phoenix, Ariz., to compete in the 55th International Science and Engineering Fair. Recipients: Chelsea Grigery, Sikeston High School, and Megan McKay, South Pemiscot. Alternate: Bridget Moore, Kennett High School...
Club news 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Xi Nu Phi; New Salem UMW; Cape Girardeau County FCE ; Lamplighters FCE
House OKs $223 million in extra spending (03/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved spending an extra $223 million in the current budget year to avoid cuts in Medicaid services, adoption subsidies and the First Steps program for developmentally disabled children...
Concealed guns funding fix approved (03/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of concealed guns joined with supporters Tuesday as the House endorsed legislation that attempts to fix a flaw in the law identified by the state Supreme Court. In a ruling a year ago, the court upheld the legality of concealed guns but said a 2003 law authorizing them could unconstitutionally impose new costs on county sheriffs who process the applications...
Missouri exports rose 24 percent over 2003 totals (03/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri businesses exported about $9 billion worth of products to other countries last year, a 24 percent increase that ranked among the best nationally, according to the state Department of Economic Development. Exports of minerals and ores showed particularly strong growth, up $40 million -- or 182 percent -- over 2003, the department said. Exports of agricultural products rose by $93 million, or 87 percent...
House bill offers education to families of veterans (03/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House members endorsed legislation Tuesday that would provide a free college education to the spouses and children of military members killed or seriously wounded in combat. Sponsoring Rep. Mike Cunningham, R-Marshfield, said 31 Missourians had been killed in the war in Iraq, but he did not know how many family members would qualify for the scholarships. ...
Former school chief pleads guilty to stealing (03/09/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former school district superintendent from northwest Missouri admitted Tuesday in federal court to stealing more than $840,000 from the district, money he said he needed to pay for his gambling addiction. Ronnie Gene DeShon, 50, of Gallatin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to program fraud, admitting he embezzled $844,477 from the tiny Pattonsburg School District between 2000 and 2004. ...
Blunt using private planes for public events (03/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt has not used the state plane since taking office in January, instead chartering private aircraft -- paid for with campaign money -- to take him to some public appearances. The intent is to save taxpayers money, Blunt spokesman Spence Jackson said Tuesday...
Teresa Wright, co-star of Cooper and Brando, dies (03/09/05)
Mary Bernice Cantrell, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord Monday, March 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Glendale, Ill., daughter of David and Carrie Allard. She and Clarence Cantrell were married Oct. 3, 1936, and together they were blessed with three children, seven grandsons and six great-grandchildren...
Merrill Lynch gets hit with $13.5 million fine (03/09/05)
NEW YORK -- Merrill Lynch & Co. was fined $13.5 million by the states of New Jersey and Connecticut and the New York Stock Exchange, after a group of the company's brokers engaged in improper market-timing of mutual funds, regulators announced Tuesday. ...
Nation digest 03/09/05 (03/09/05)
Surgery to remove Clinton's scar tissue; Foreign applications to U.S. grad schools down
Harvard rejects applicants who hacked school (03/09/05)
BOSTON -- Harvard Business School will reject 119 applicants who followed a hacker's instructions and peeked into the school's admission site to see if they had been accepted, the school's dean said. "This behavior is unethical at best -- a serious breach of trust that cannot be countered by rationalization," Kim Clark said...
Bush, allies trying to undercut AARP on Social Security (03/09/05)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- President Bush and his allies are working hard to nullify the power of the AARP, the mighty lobby for older Americans that is the archenemy to his Social Security plan. Everywhere he goes, Bush promises the group's members they won't be touched by his plan, while his backers charge that AARP is out of touch and prone to scare tactics...
Cholesterol drugs can help with heart disease (03/09/05)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Giving people with modestly clogged arteries high doses of a drug to drive their cholesterol down to low levels cut their risk of strokes and heart attacks even more impressively than expected, the first study to test this strategy found...
First abortion test in new Congress goes to pro-life side (03/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- Pro-choice forces lost their first test of the new Congress on Tuesday, a skirmish over the rights of protesters in bankruptcy court, in a vote that reflected last fall's election results. "Clearly, with the freshman class that came in this year you gained a number of pro-life votes," said Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, one of seven conservative Republicans who won their seats last fall. "I think the culture of the Senate has changed on that issue to the right."...
National therapy (03/09/05)
HAVANA -- Cuba's "culture of fear" is the biggest hurdle people living under the communist government must overcome to prompt peaceful political change and a free market on the island, Cuba's best-known dissident says. Oswaldo Paya said he hopes to push Cubans into action with the National Dialogue, his latest effort to bring democracy to Cuba...
Leaders in fight for gender equality say there will be no backing down (03/09/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- Leaders of the fight for women's equality say there is no going back on the revolution that began 30 years ago, though the challenges ahead are immense. The comments came at a U.N. meeting to evaluate the world's progress toward gender equality. Now in its second and final week, the gathering has drawn delegates from 130 countries and 6,000 representatives from women's and human rights organizations...
High-tech scan proves Egypt's King Tut wasn't murdered (03/09/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- King Tut wasn't murdered by a blow to the head, nor was his chest crushed in an accident. But after ruling out those longtime theories, the most revealing tests ever performed on the boy pharaoh's mummy didn't solve the mystery of how he died...
Coalition will fast-track inquiry of Italian death (03/09/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military decided Tuesday to conduct an accelerated inquiry to learn why American troops opened fire, killing an Italian intelligence agent and wounding an Italian journalist he helped rescue from insurgents in Iraq. The decision to fast-track the investigation into the attack, which has strained relations with Italy, a key American ally, came as the military also opened an inquiry into the shooting death of a Bulgarian soldier. ...
World briefs 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Bolivian lawmakers will support president; Israel to relinquish control of Jericho, Tulkarem first; Russia says Chechen rebel leader killed; Dozens arrested in Nepal anti-monarchy protests; Chinese law allows attack on Taiwan
Hezbollah's call brings out 500,000 Syrian supporters (03/09/05)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- At least 500,000 pro-Syrian protesters waved flags and chanted anti-American slogans in a central Beirut square Tuesday, answering a nationwide call by the militant Shiite Muslim Hezbollah group for a demonstration to counter weeks of massive rallies demanding Syrian forces leave Lebanon...
Bell City defeats SCC when it counts most (03/09/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Central boys basketball team defeated defending Class 1 state champion Bell City three times during the regular season. Bell City coach David Heeb knew those three games would not mean much if his Cubs could defeat the Braves on Tuesday night in the sectional round of the state playoffs at Sikeston High School...
Youthful Delta girls eliminate Bravettes 40-39 (03/09/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Delta girls basketball team survived a stifling Scott County Central press Tuesday night to slip by the Bravettes 40-39 in the sectional round of the Class 1 state playoffs at Sikeston High School. Despite turning the ball over on numerous occasions, the Bobcats (21-5) were able to use a strong defensive effort of their own to exact some revenge on Scott County. Scott County defeated Delta in the sectionals last year at Sikeston...
Redhawks push back SIU game (03/09/05)
Southeast Missouri State's baseball team will have to wait one day longer than anticipated to try and knock off a major regional rival. The Redhawks' game with Southern Illinois, scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Capaha Field, has been pushed back to 3 p.m. Thursday because of expected bad weather today and a better forecast for Thursday...
Southeast drops pair to Lipscomb (03/09/05)
It was certainly not the way Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks wanted to open their home softball schedule. The Redhawks (1-5) suffered a doubleheader defeat Tuesday as Lipscomb University from Nashville, Tenn., posted 5-4 and 7-3 victories. "It was disappointing," Southeast coach Lana Richmond said. "I expected more out of my starting pitching."...
Big Ten honors Illinois' Brown, Weber (03/09/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois guard Dee Brown was named Big Ten player of the year Tuesday by the league's coaches and media, and the media selected Illini coach Bruce Weber as the conference's coach of the year. Brown also was named defensive player of the year by the coaches and joins fellow guards Luther Head and Deron Williams as first-team All-Big Ten selections. ...
Congress plans to subpoena McGwire, others (03/09/05)
NEW YORK -- Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi were among seven current and former baseball stars that a congressional committee plans to subpoena as soon as today to testify about steroids. Sammy Sosa, Frank Thomas, Curt Schilling and Rafael Palmeiro also were asked last week to testify. Thus far, only Canseco and Thomas have said they were willing to appear...
Mulder fares better in second outing (03/09/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mark Mulder threw three strong innings, rebounding nicely from a disappointing spring training debut to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-7 win Tuesday over the Washington Nationals. In his second start of the spring, Mulder allowed two runs and five hits in three innings, walking one and striking out three...
Sports briefs 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Football...
Reserve the octopus for foodies (03/09/05)
There's a new word in the culinary dictionary: foodie. Maybe you've heard it being thrown around in commercials and newspaper food sections. Dictionary.com says it means "a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food." I was pretty excited when people started using it, because now there's a complimentary term for people extremely interested in food, and I am one of those...
Cooking through the years (03/09/05)
"Great-grandma had a farm, grandma had a garden, mother had a can-opener." n Jean Anderson's aphorism affirms that a lot has changed in the last 100 years. At the Southeast Missourian we've been given lately to examining the developments of the last century as the newspaper celebrates its centennial. And, as Anderson suggests, nowhere have developments been more consuming than in the field of food...
Prepare a versatile menu with chicken (03/09/05)
smcclanahan I'm sure all of us through the course of our schooling had a special teacher who stands out as a favorite. I had one of those: Ruth Irwin was my high school vocational home economics teacher for four years. Sadly, she passed away this week, and I have spent the last few days reminiscing about all of the fun we had in her classroom...
Teresa Wright, co-star of Cooper and Brando, dies (03/09/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Teresa Wright, the willowy actress who starred opposite Gary Cooper and Marlon Brando and won a supporting Academy Award in 1942 for "Mrs. Miniver," has died. She was 86. Wright died Sunday of a heart attack at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, her daughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, said on Tuesday...
Ellen DeJarnett (03/09/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Ellen M. DeJarnett, 99, of Cairo died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Bertrand Nursing Center in Bertrand, Mo. She was born March 26, 1905, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of Charles Love and Susan Frances Houston Hanley. She married James David DeJarnett, who preceded her in death...
Marguerite Love (03/09/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Marguerite Love, 91, of Charleston, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at her residence in Charleston. She was born March 27, 1913, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Stephen and Louise Dean. She and Charles Love were married March 27, 1937, and he died Nov. 21, 1970...
Frank Brown (03/09/05)
Frank S. Brown, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Life Care Center. Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nellie Ruff (03/09/05)
Nellie J. Ruff, 89, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Monticello House. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Neal (03/09/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruby Nickell Neal, 92, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. She was born March 26, 1912, at Sturdivant, Mo., daughter of Elmer and Ethel Bridges Propst. She married Elvis Ralph Nickell, who preceded her in death in October 1975. She and Milton Neal were married in August 1999...
Glen Hoppe (03/09/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Glen R. Hoppe, 43, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Early Memorial Hospital in Blakely. He was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Cairo, son of Herschel and Barbara Hawkins Hoppe. He married Nancy Humes. Hoppe was a guard with DSI Security Co. in Blakely. He was a former dispatcher and auxiliary officer with Cairo Police Department, and had been a firefighter with Mound City Fire and Rescue Department...
Births 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Roddy; Lanigan; Ressel; Patterson
Fire reports 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Tuesday: * At 11:58 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of Margaret Street. * At 12:17 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of South Kingshighway. * At 12:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Independence Street...
Police reports 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Marvin Tucker, 26, 3210 Elm St., Cairo, Ill., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear for no operator's license...
Out of the past 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
25 years ago: March 9, 1980 A freeze on prices for more than 400 grocery items, effective immediately, was announced yesterday by Schnucks-Walgreens president Bill G. Beaty; the voluntary action, said Beaty, was taken because of concern over inflation and rising prices...
Just compensation (03/09/05)
The Missouri workers' compensation program, approved by voters in a 1926 referendum, provides a method of resolving on-the-job injury claims administratively rather than in court. It also was intended to even out a negligence liability system previously weighted on the employer's side...
Liberals supported family values (03/09/05)
To the editor: I'm confused. I read that a high percentage of people think Republicans are for family values. But I thought it was liberal labor unions that gave us the eight-hour workday, the 40-hour week and overtime pay. And wasn't it the liberals who gave workers a minimum wage and unemployment insurance? And wasn't it liberals who instituted programs like Social Security that have kept millions of people from being homeless? And wasn't it the liberals who pushed for the Federal Housing Administration, a government program that created the middle class and put millions of families into homes while creating the strongest economy in the world?. ...
Hazing lecture makes impression (03/09/05)
To the editor: Often we hear, "Those were the good old days." I am happy to have been a part of those wonderful days. Hazing has become a major concern regarding university students who belong to a fraternity. In early years, hazing never entered the minds of fraternity members as it does in weak and cruel minds today...
Trade pacts undermine America (03/09/05)
To the editor: It appears that some of our legislators -- U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof -- are ardent free traders. If they would bother to poll their constituents, they would find that citizens do not want to erase our borders, allow in a flood of immigrants and destroy our industrial, agricultural and mining bases. ...
Speak Out 3/9/05 (03/09/05)
Turnaround woes; Open-mike night; Time to speak up; Welcome home, 1140th; Fixing Medicaid; Murky opinion; Dismissing science; No basis for U.S. law; Community service; Picture said it all; Givers and takers; Where's the caring?; Out-of-date; Cutting state services
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