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Stories from Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Cape manhunt leads to capture of armed teen (03/16/05)
A 17-year-old from Jackson, Tenn., was apprehended Tuesday night following an hourlong pursuit, most of it on foot, after he crashed his pickup truck into a utility pole on Belleridge Pike near Lexington Avenue, according to Cape Girardeau police. Police received a bulletin from Tennessee authorities around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday advising authorities that the suspect had taken 10 weapons from his home along with the truck he was driving, said Cape Girardeau Lt. Roger Fields...
Jackson and county sign deal that ends dispute over taxes (03/16/05)
The road and bridge tax dispute is over. Cape Girardeau County commissioners and Jackson Mayor Paul Sander signed court documents Monday, officially ending the tax battle that began in October 2002. Last month, both sides announced that settlement terms had been reached, but it took until Monday for attorneys on both sides to work out the legal wrinkles...
Red Daggar does 'Odd Couple' in two takes (03/16/05)
Some may say opposites attract, but when those opposites are living in the same confined space, being repelled seems to be a much more natural reaction. And in the course of such an ambitious experiment, the opposites may even learn more about themselves and their relationships with others than they ever would have taken the time to think about before...
Pretend disasters (03/16/05)
The clouds were gray over Jefferson Elementary Tuesday, making it easier to believe a storm might be coming. In a second-grade classroom at the school, students' eyes kept straying to the ticking clock hanging on the wall. It's 9:28. In two minutes, a tornado will strike. A student raised his hand...
MU makes quick exit (03/16/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Drake Diener scored a career-high 30 points and tied his career best with seven 3-pointers, leading DePaul to a 75-70 victory over Missouri in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. Quemont Greer added 17 points and Draelon Burns had six assists for the Blue Demons (20-10), who dropped to the NIT after losing three of their last four regular-season games. DePaul will play the winner of Clemson vs. Texas A&M in the second round...
Women's NIT tips off tonight without Southeast in the field (03/16/05)
How close did the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team come to making the field for the Women's National Invitation Tournament? It's hard to say for sure, but the WNIT's 32-team field reaches all the way down to Nos. 95 and 96 on the Ratings Percentage Index simulated list calculated by a Web site, collegerpi.com...
Region/state digest 03/16/05 (03/16/05)
Fire at Jackson home contained to attic; Man accused of hanging dog in suburban park
Ole Miss slips past Redhawks in ninth (03/16/05)
OXFORD, Miss. -- Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan was in no mood to talk about moral victories after Tuesday night's game against Ole Miss. Instead, blown opportunities were the topic of discussion. Four walks and two errors, many of which led to Ole Miss runs, came back to haunt the Redhawks in a 6-5 loss to the No. 14-ranked Rebels in front of 2,687 at Oxford-University Stadium...
Club news 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
American Legion Post 158; Laureate Alpha Rho; Cape County AARP 4041; Roberts Homemakers; Kage FCE Club; New McKendree UMW
College takes on SEMO in Scott City (03/16/05)
Cape Girardeau doesn't have a community college, but starting this summer community college classes will be held only a short drive away in Scott City. The board of trustees at Three Rivers Community College has voted to lower out-of-district tuition and offer summer and fall classes in area high schools throughout the district as it continues what it considers a battle with Southeast Missouri State University for Bootheel students...
Election panel considers term limit changes (03/16/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Elections Committee on Tuesday considered separate proposals to amend the Missouri Constitution that would loosen term limits for lawmakers while imposing greater tenure restrictions on statewide elected officials. One measure would extend legislative term limits from the eight years per chamber Missouri voters approved in 1992 to 12 years per chamber. ...
Another round of required tests worries some teachers (03/16/05)
SALEM, Ore. -- As he plans out his next couple of weeks of lessons at the Grant Community School, teacher Daniel Jamsa already knows there will be some gaps in the schedule. The eighth-graders will be missing a history lesson while they take a standardized test. The seventh-graders will be missing a health class or two, also for testing time. And the sixth-graders will have to skip a language arts session to take their tests...
Despite billions in tsunami relief needs, some aid groups stop collecting donations (03/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- Several major charities and relief agencies have stopped soliciting donations for tsunami victims and at least one has begun returning money. Billions of dollars more ultimately will be needed for long-term rebuilding in the devastated Asian region. But agencies sensitized by recent charity scandals say they're being careful not to accept more money now than they legitimately can spend in aiding tsunami victims...
Pentagon anthrax scare closes mail buildings (03/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- Anthrax tests from two Pentagon mailrooms came back negative Tuesday, a day after initial testing indicated the deadly spores might be present, prompting nearly 900 workers to take antibiotics as a precaution. Responding to what now appear to have been false alarms, officials handed out antibiotics and closed three mail facilities -- two that serve the Pentagon and one in Washington that handles mail on its way to the military...
Ex-WorldCom CEO convicted of corporate fraud (03/16/05)
NEW YORK -- They called him the Telecom Cowboy, a darling of Wall Street who took a small long-distance company global by steering a snowballing set of mergers and acquisitions. Now, Bernard Ebbers is the government's biggest catch since it began pursuing the largest corporate fraudsters three years ago. He could spend the rest of his life in federal prison...
Senate agrees Social Security needs help (03/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate unanimously agreed Tuesday that strengthening Social Security was "a vital national priority" but split acrimoniously along party lines on what to do about it in the first votes on President Bush's plans. In one exception to the party divide, five Republicans broke ranks and voted with the Democrats in favor of a resolution declaring, "Congress should reject any Social Security plan that requires deep benefit cuts or a massive increase in debt."...
Immigrants charged with plot to smuggle missiles into U.S. (03/16/05)
NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors charged Tuesday that a 26-year-old Armenian immigrant led a plot to sell military weapons to an FBI informant posing as a middleman for terrorists. Other law enforcement officials, however, cast doubt on the danger posed by Artur Solomonyan and his associates, who allegedly claimed to be able to deliver rocket-propelled grenades, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles and other arms from the former Soviet Union...
Palestinian factions meet to decide on a broad cease-fire (03/16/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt urged unity Tuesday among leaders of militant Palestinian factions, trying to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas' hand as the Palestinian leader began a tough sell of a one-year cease-fire with Israel. Already under pressure from Israel, Abbas is trying to persuade the militant groups to live by the 12-month truce, even though Israel says a year is not enough...
Russia paid millions for information leading to Chechen leader (03/16/05)
MOSCOW -- Russia paid $10 million for information that helped it track down a Chechen rebel leader who was killed last week in a special forces operation, its security service said Tuesday. The Federal Security Service also said it would offer the same reward for Shamil Basayev, the Chechen warlord who claimed responsibility for September's school hostage-taking in southern Russia that killed 330...
Syrian agents clearing out Lebanese positions (03/16/05)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The symbols of Syrian power crumbled in parts of Lebanon on Tuesday as Syrian military intelligence agents emptied their offices in Beirut and Tripoli and workers took down an imposing portrait of Syria's president in the capital's seaside boulevard...
Iraqi parliament takes first democratic step (03/16/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq puts its fragile democracy to the test today, convening its first freely elected National Assembly in recent history after last-minute bargaining over Sunni Arab candidates to head the parliament. Meanwhile, the U.S.-led coalition came under pressure as Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday announced plans to withdraw the country's 3,000 troops as the Iraqis slowly take control, a move that could complicate efforts to keep the peace...
Tigers surface first (03/16/05)
The Central and Notre Dame girls swimming teams now have an early barometer for the season ahead. And if the first dual meet for the teams is any indication, the next two meetings ought to be good. Central, which has never lost to Notre Dame, held off the host Bulldogs for a 97-89 triumph on Tuesday afternoon at Central Municipal Pool...
Smith resigns AD post, will return to coaching (03/16/05)
Darrick Smith's resignation as athletic director for the Central High School was accepted by the school board on Monday, clearing the way for Smith to return to teaching and coaching in the district. Smith, who is completing his second year as the athletic director, cited the time required in the position as a reason for his resignation...
Nascar hands down penalties for cheating (03/16/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson lost the Nextel Cup points lead and his crew chief was suspended Tuesday when NASCAR handed out several penalties for violations at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Instead of holding a 15-point lead after his victory Sunday in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, Johnson is now second, 10 points behind series champion Kurt Busch...
Oakland wins date with North Carolina (03/16/05)
DAYTON, Ohio -- It took eight years in Division I for Oakland to get its first win in the NCAA tournament. As a reward, the Golden Grizzlies get to play top-seeded North Carolina -- in Charlotte, no less. Oakland broke open a tight game behind Rawle Marshall's 29 points and Cortney Scott's 21 to beat Alabama A&M 79-69 Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at the University of Dayton...
Gangs blamed for state brawl (03/16/05)
CHICAGO -- Rival gangs were apparently to blame for a large brawl that broke out during a boys high school state tournament basketball game at the United Center, police said Tuesday. Two people were sent to hospitals after Monday night's fight. An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was in good condition after suffering a heart attack while trying to break up the fight. A teenager also suffered blunt trauma to the head; hospital officials would not release his condition, citing privacy rules...
Cards slip past Orioles 5-4 (03/16/05)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Chris Carpenter pitched four shutout innings and the Cardinals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Tuesday despite a poor outing by closer Jason Isringhausen. The Orioles batted around in the fifth against Isringhausen, who blew a 4-0 lead. Rafael Palmeiro's two-run single trimmed the margin to a run, and Enrique Wilson's single tied it...
Congress excuses Yankees' Giambi (03/16/05)
NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi can concentrate on hitting instead of testifying. The New York Yankees slugger was excused from appearing at Thursday's congressional hearing on steroids in baseball, and the top Democrat on the committee said it's possible other players also could have subpoenas withdrawn...
Cards, Red Sox to cross paths in exhibition game (03/16/05)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- All was quiet at the Red Sox spring training stadium on Tuesday -- no fans in line for tickets and no anticipation of the game just 24 hours away. "We play the Cardinals tomorrow? I didn't know," center fielder Johnny Damon said. "It's just a spring training game."...
Pace gets seven-year offer from Texans (03/16/05)
The Rams must match the offer to keep the All-Pro offensive lineman. The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Offered a contract by the Houston Texans, Rams offensive tackle Orlando Pace says "the ball is really in St. Louis' court" in deciding whether to retain the veteran lineman...
Charlotte pulls hard for new hall of fame (03/16/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Top-level NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick was anointed Tuesday as crew chief of the local effort to bring the highly coveted NASCAR hall of fame to the Charlotte region. "This is where it belongs," Hendrick told reporters at the Hendrick Motorsports Museum, where he was joined by dozens of business and public officials who are backing the campaign...
Sports briefs 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
Baseball; College basketball; Soccer
Readers get a chance to share their gardening tips (03/16/05)
Spring signals gardening season for folks who love to dig in the dirt and see the fruits of their labor in bloom...
Bypassing the bagel Cookbook draws on world of Jewish dishes (03/16/05)
CONCORD, N.H. -- It's not often that maps make compelling cookbook copy. But I confess to being drawn to the ones populating the pages of Gil Marks' comprehensive "Olive Trees and Honey" (Wiley, 2005), a weighty collection of vegetarian Jewish recipes gathered from around the globe...
Simple stir-fry quickly fills a dinner plate (03/16/05)
In this simple stir-fry, tender strips of white turkey and crunchy pea pods are tossed in a rich, brown sauce sparked by soy sauce, vinegar and pepper. "The cooking is done in the blink of an eye," says food writer Leslie Revsin, "so be sure to have all the ingredients prepped and ready by the stove."...
Best friends help disguise your beer (03/16/05)
There's no company as welcome as a best friend. It isn't that they don't deserve your best. It's just that you know they'll love you no matter whether you have it to give or not. And so it goes that my best friend Lynn arrived at my home this week from Texas to cat hair on the chaise lounge and a first-night meal of an Old El Paso taco kit...
Trouble with tilling? (03/16/05)
Fresh-turned soil often creates a plow pan in the garden that limits yields You've got spring fever. You want to get your tiller out, gas it up, check the oil and head for the garden. The smell of freshly tilled soil is just what you need to get over your "sickness." Before you get started I would like you to rethink your spring garden soil preparation habit...
Teatime recipes from Dexter restaurant (03/16/05)
Once again I have an exciting new cookbook to share with you today. I received a copy of the "Teatime Friendships at Patricia's" cookbook while dining at Patricia's Tearoom and Gifts in Dexter, Mo. Patricia "Patty" Shell is a Dexter native and is well known for her community involvement. Hospitality comes naturally to Patty, with extra detail paid to creative decorating and excellent food preparation...
Jerry Klaffer (03/16/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Jerry Emerson Klaffer, 43, of Kelso died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Flora Hawkins (03/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Flora M. Hawkins, 105, of Sikeston died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Nov. 12, 1899, in Greenfield, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Laura Sloan McLemore. She moved to Sikeston from Kansas City, Mo., in 1972. ...
Georgia Goodman (03/16/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Georgia Goodman, 83, of Anna, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Union County Nursing Home in Anna. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Balcom, Ill., daughter of Orlando and Susie Bean Davis. She and Carl Goodman were married March 9, 1944; he died May 2, 2000...
Linda Hagan (03/16/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- Linda Sue Hagan, 52, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. She was born April 26, 1952, in Advance, Mo., son of M.O. "Dick" and Mary Davis. She married Larry Hagan...
Erma Childers (03/16/05)
Erma V. Childers, 90, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Community Care Center in Lemay, Mo. She was born March 1, 1915, at Pocahontas, daughter of Arthur and Nellie Abernathy Sides. She and Ike Owens were married Sept. 30, 1935. He died in 1968. She and Harvey Childers were married Sept. 8, 1973. He died in 1983. Childers was a seamstress 30 years at the former Lowenbaum Dress Factory in Jackson and Cape Girardeau. She attended New Bethel Baptist Church...
Janice Edmiston (03/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Janice Edmiston, 92, of Ellisville, Mo., died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Bethesda Meadow Nursing Home in Ellisville. She was born July 8, 1912, at Morley, Mo., daughter of Henry Franklin and Ollie Mae Smith Emerson. She and Francis Smith Edmiston were married Sept. 25, 1932. He preceded her in death...
Edward Popp (03/16/05)
Edward Paul Popp, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday March 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Frohna, Mo., son of Edgar and Florence Metz Popp. He and Retha Whittaker were married Feb. 22, 1958, in Monrovia, Calif...
James Johnson (03/16/05)
James "Jim" Johnson, 79, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in St. Louis, son of Dewey and Mattie Alfultus Johnson. He and Jackie Lewis were married Feb. 8, 1984. Johnson retired as an electrician with IBEW Local 1. He was a lifetime member and former post commander of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, and a member of American Legion Post 158 in Jackson...
Gregory Deuster (03/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gregory James Deuster, 47, of Sikeston died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date, with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Huckstep (03/16/05)
Dorothy Huckstep, 85, of Millersville died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at her home. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday.
William Claspill (03/16/05)
William Claspill, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
G.W. Allen (03/16/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- G.W. Allen, 71, of East Prairie died Monday, March 14, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1933, at Wolf Island, Mo., son of George M. and Bessie Hockersmith Allen. He and Shirley Weekley were married Oct. 4, 1953, in Holly Springs, Miss...
Theora Richardson (03/16/05)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Theora Sue Richardson, 85, of Bell City died Monday, March 14, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Obion, Tenn., daughter of Fulton and Annie Lee Gambill Huffstutter. She and Max A. Richardson were married Dec. 3, 1939, in Fulton, Tenn...
Gyola Harris (03/16/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gyola Harris, 91, of Sikeston died March 12, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 23, 1913, at Lake Carmel, Miss., daughter of John and Mary Ray. She married Odell Harris, who preceded her in death. Harris was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and served on the Mothers Board...
Jesse Kirk (03/16/05)
FISK, Mo. -- Jesse F. Kirk, 89, of Fisk died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born April 22, 1915, in Green County, Ind., son of L.C. "Cecil" and Anna Kirk. He and Lillian Moore were married Aug. 24, 1935, at Delta...
Leona Sides (03/16/05)
Leona W. Sides, 80, of Jackson passed away Monday, March 14, 2005, at Monticello House. She was born May 29, 1924, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Myrtle Walker. She married Cecil Sides, who preceded her in death. Leona had worked at the former International Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau, the former Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau and worked as a cook on the river 16 years, retiring in 1986...
Dean Walker (03/16/05)
Dean L. Walker, 86, of Jackson died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 23, 1918, at Oak Ridge, son of Ira O. and Bernice O. Riehn Walker. Due to the death of his mother, Dean was raised by Monroe and Bennie Clingingsmith Kurre. ...
Dorothy Illers (03/16/05)
Dorothy Cloe Illers, 100, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 2, 1904, at Oak Ridge, daughter of George and Mayme Williams Jenkins. She married Robert W. Illers in 1924; he died in 1975. She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and Normal Teachers College. After graduation she taught in several one-room country schools and later at Puxico, Mo., schools. She was deputy assessor of Cape Girardeau County for more than 40 years...
Vervlee Coleman (03/16/05)
Vervlee Coleman, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Missouri, daughter of John and Georgia Clark Smith. She and Dave Coleman were married in July 1944 at Osceola, Ark. He died in 1976...
W. Lloyd Fish (03/16/05)
W. Lloyd Fish, 77, of Jackson died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 20, 1927, at Kennett, Mo., son of Wilbourn and Lottie Mae Johnson Fish. He and Bonnie Schlicting were married Feb. 10, 1979, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
Moore; Latham
Fire reports 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: * At 8:29 p.m., still alarm at 338 Broadway. * At 8:59 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of North Lorimier Street. Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday:...
Police reports 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Darnelus Deron Harris, 21, 1138 S. Pacific St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and driving without headlights...
Out of the past 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
25 years ago: March 16, 1980 Forty-one youths of First Baptist Church are involved in a special Youth Week program which begins at the church today and runs through March 23; youths fill every position in the church, from Sunday school teachers to preaching, from ushers to choir...
Ag support: U.S. farmers must be able to compete internationally. (03/16/05)
American farmers have reached a political and economic tipping point in the form of this year's federal budget. The best food supply in the world, the family farm and the future of American agriculture hang in the balance....
Young scientists (03/16/05)
The hard work paid off for students from throughout Southeast Missouri who entered projects in the Regional Science Fair last week in Cape Girardeau. The list of winners was long and varied, showing top winners from both public and parochial schools in both the junior high and high school divisions...
Conservatives ignore some issues (03/16/05)
To the editor: In recent years, I've noticed that conservatives have focused mostly on two moral issues: abortion and gay marriage. Practically everything else has been defined as non-moral in nature. But aren't moral concerns larger than just these two issues?...
Save TeAta for future generations (03/16/05)
To the editor: Here is a letter I sent to the Girl Scout Otakhi Council from the Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce: On behalf of the Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce, we are asking that the Otakhi Council re-think its proposed sale of Camp TeAta...
Commandments are our authority (03/16/05)
To the editor: There is no doubt that the Ten Commandments are the basis for all human conduct. Recent comments have degraded the Ten Commandments and questioned their usefulness in today's world, saying they do not coincide with U.S. laws and "the Christian God and Jewish Sabbath."...
Clean up eyesore at Delta HS (03/16/05)
To the editor: My kids go to school at Delta High School. Behind the school is a ditch the kids call The Slough. The ditch is full of water with green algae floating on top, along with old basketballs and trash. I've seen a pair of shoes out there...
Speak Out 3/16/05 (03/16/05)
Skeletons in closet; Working hard; Do the right thing; Extinction warning; Now we know; Unsuccessful attempt; Playing the system; No absolutes; Over-diagnosed disease; Popular error; Paying the penalty; Moral hypocrisy; Slow down; Accept the past; Religious conflict; Neighborhood effort
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