[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 48°F  
River stage: 28.42 ft. Rising
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Few school board members have children in district (03/22/05)
Terri Tomlin waited to serve the students of Jackson School District as a board member until she no longer had a student there herself. "Up until my son graduated, I was pretty busy with his activities and my activities," said Tomlin, who has served on the Jackson board since 2002...
Free reports will help consumers stay on top of credit status (03/22/05)
Over the holidays, Robin Cole gave each of his family members what some might consider an unusual gift -- a service that informs them instantaneously through e-mail every time anyone checks their credit report. "Make a list of what you value the most. Your privacy, your reputation, your personal honor," said Cole, a Cape Girardeau businessman who owns Copi-Rite Inc. "Your credit should be among those things. Your credit is part of your reputation."...
Cape Girardeau school board OKs salary schedule (03/22/05)
Members of the Cape Girardeau School Board approved a salary schedule Monday night for the 2005-2006 year that places teachers at the level of pay they would have received if salaries had not been frozen for the current year. As part of districtwide budget cuts, the school board voted to freeze salaries last year so that teachers and other employees did not move up a step on the district salary schedule...
Stoddard County authorities report shooting (03/22/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Stoddard County authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred at 9:05 p.m. Monday at 34095 Highway 25 in Advance. According to a spokesman for the sheriff's department, the victim, a man, was flown to a hospital for treatment. The location of the hospital was not known, nor was there any information about the man or his condition...
Cape council approves transportation measures (03/22/05)
Better roads. Better air service. The Cape Girardeau City Council showed support for those two goals in approving three different measures at Monday night's meeting. The council approved an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for resurfacing Kingshighway. The construction of a right-turn lane at Kingshighway and Cape Rock Drive will be part of the state-funded project...
Scott City revises definition of dangerous buildings (03/22/05)
The Scott City Council has changed its definition of substandard buildings and the process by which the city goes about recovering money from the demolition or renovation of those buildings. In its regular meeting Monday night, the city council passed a new ordinance making changes to the city code dealing with those structures...
Declining membership brings end to Dinner Club (03/22/05)
The Cape Girardeau Dinner Club, formerly known as the Executives Club in the 1950s, held its final meeting last night after 54 years. The club disbanded due to lack of membership and finances. The club's dwindling membership was evident as just more than 50 members attended the dinner at Drury Lodge. The entertainment was speaker David Fiedler, who lectured on POWs in Missouri during World War II...
Questions key to protect children (03/22/05)
Anyone who might think that what happened to Jessica Marie Lunsford in Florida couldn't happen in Southeast Missouri should recall Samuel Joseph Farrow. Farrow abducted a 4-year-old girl from her Scott City bedroom in November 2000, sexually abused her at his home and then dumped her in the driveway of a house in rural Cape Girardeau County...
Cellular status symbols (03/22/05)
CHICAGO there were two things 11-year-old Patty Wiegner really, really, really wanted for Christmas. One was a furry, playful dog that's now filling her parents' home with the sound of barking. The other gift makes a different kind of noise -- it has a ring tone that mimics rapper 50 Cent's hit song "Candy Shop."...
Cape City Council action 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU CITY COUNCIL ACTION ** Presentations * Rescheduled presentation to be made to John Wyman * Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy recognized Public hearings * Held a public hearing to consider vacating the city's interest in a sewer line located within the alley which runs from Houck Place to Matteson Terrace Subdivision...
Jackson Board of Aldermen minutes 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen took the following action Monday night:...
Jackson agenda 3/22 (03/22/05)
JACKSON SCHOOL BOARD ** 7 p.m. today at 614 E. Adams On the agenda: * Four block reading program * Approval of CSIP program evaluation * Reports
Students talk to pen pal to learn about Antarctica (03/22/05)
SALINA, Kan. -- It's a land of pupil-sized penguins and pizza. Volcanoes, dinosaur fossils and ice stretching to the horizon. And an annual concert known as "Icestock," which includes the world's southernmost chili cook-off. You won't learn everything about Antarctica from the textbooks...
Senior year teaches hard lessons in losing (03/22/05)
As I look back at how I envisioned my senior year and how it actually turned out, it is a little disappointing. I dreamed of making it to state in volleyball, only to fall one game short. And I saw myself leading my basketball team to a successful season, only to leave Notre Dame with one of the worst season records ever...
Learning briefs 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
Pullen gets President's Plus Scholarship; SEMO awards University Scholarship to Edmonds; Essner receives Regents' Scholarship to SEMO; Students receive Missouri Leadership scholarships; Winners of recent Chemistry Bowl named; Students earn general education scholarships; Schlosser accepted to internship program; Scholarship available from Kids' Chance Inc.; Student receives Boy's State scholarship; UM-St. Louis names White to fall dean's list; Quincy University names Limbaugh to dean's list; Notre Dame grad named to Maryville dean's list; Area students place in History Day competition
Nation briefs 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
Study: Rural areas not ready for terror attacks; Fire, explosion injure 12 at Mich. steel plant
Patrol, town mourn slain Van Buren trooper (03/22/05)
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were mourning the death of one of their own Monday and trying to find out who killed Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham. Graham, 37, a divorced father of a 4-year-old son, was found shot to death in front of his rural Van Buren home about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. A passer-by saw the body and called the patrol, said Roger Stottlemyre, superintendent of the patrol...
State overhaul of First Steps already cost $900,000 (03/22/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state has spent more than $900,000 and seven years overhauling the First Steps program for developmentally disabled children, which Gov. Matt Blunt is now proposing to overhaul again. Some First Step parents and providers are expressing concern about whether Blunt and lawmakers are rushing to put a new First Steps plan in place that could undermine recent changes...
Teen kills grandparents, seven at Minn. high school (03/22/05)
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A high school student went on a shooting rampage on an Indian reservation Monday, killing his grandparents at their home and then seven people at his school, grinning and waving as he fired, authorities and witnesses said. The suspect apparently killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police...
Time Warner settles SEC fraud charges, pays $300 million penalty (03/22/05)
NEW YORK -- Closing a difficult chapter, Time Warner Inc. said Monday it would pay $300 million and restate three years of financial results to settle civil fraud charges stemming from its accounting of online advertising revenues and subscriber counts at its AOL unit...
Ailing Rehnquist returns to bench after 5-month medical absence (03/22/05)
WASHINGTON -- Ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was back Monday where many thought he'd never be: on the Supreme Court bench hearing arguments. Rehnquist, who had not sat for any cases since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October, looked frail and was slightly hoarse with a high-pitched voice. But he ran the court much as he did before the illness, asking questions and keeping lawyers on time...
Supreme Court developments (03/22/05)
On Monday, the Supreme Court: * Declined to hear terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui's appeal of a key ruling upholding the Bush administration's power to bar certain witnesses at trial. Moussaoui is the only person charged in the United States in connection with the Sept. 11,2001, attacks...
Fed Reserve considered likely to push interest rates up again (03/22/05)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policy-makers, wanting to prevent a broader outbreak of inflation as oil prices surge, are likely to keep pushing short-term interest rates higher. The Fed is poised to boost its key federal funds rate by one-quarter percentage point to 2.75 percent today. That would mark the seventh increase of that size since June 2004...
With mixed feelings, France dismantles 35-hour week (03/22/05)
PARIS -- Sophie Guilbaud not only holds a full-time job, she also helps run her son's nursery and treats herself to regular weekdays of shopping, movies and art shows. The secret to her balancing act is a remarkable piece of social engineering -- France's 35-hour workweek. Introduced under the Socialists but headed for effective abolition by lawmakers Tuesday, "les 35 heures" have been a boon for some but, critics argue, a big drain on the economy...
Federal judge hears Schiavo case (03/22/05)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Attorney David Gibbs III stood before the judge and uttered six words that summed up the intensity of the legal cliffhanger surrounding Terri Schiavo: "Terri may die as I speak." The rival attorney, George Felos, had a different argument as he sought to convince the judge that reinserting Schiavo's feeding tube would be a violation of her rights...
World digest 03/22/05 (03/22/05)
Opposition takes control of city in Kyrgyzstan; Israel, Palestinians agree on town's handover; Unless the laws change, expect Queen Camilla; Anti-Syria opposition in Lebanon softens tone
Smoltz returns to old form as starter (03/22/05)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- John Smoltz is answering those who doubted he could return to the starting rotation at the age of 37. Smoltz pitched five shutout innings and Andruw Jones and Ryan Langerhans hit home runs to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Cardinals 9-0 Monday...
Cardinals announcer apologizes for remarks on Helton (03/22/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals broadcaster Wayne Hagin has apologized for comments implying that Colorado Rockies All-Star first baseman Todd Helton used steroids, an assertion that Helton angrily denied. In an interview Saturday with St. Louis radio station ESPN 1380, Hagin -- a decade-long broadcaster of Rockies games before coming to St. ...
Big Mac again takes focus off Selig & Co. (03/22/05)
Bud Selig should send Mark McGwire some flowers and a thank you card. Better yet, take him out to dinner. The way Big Mac has shrunk since we all last saw him a few years ago, it looks like he could use a good meal. He deserves it because Selig and the rest of the flunkies who run major league baseball owe McGwire a big favor for his latest work on behalf of the sport...
Families cope with crowded schedules (03/22/05)
As harried American parents, we know we lead busy lives. We know our lives are just one big rush. But do we have to hear about it from researchers? Scientists at UCLA have spent the past four years observing 32 Los Angeles families to determine just how messed up we really are...
Loren Mayberry Jr. (03/22/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Loren Mayberry Jr., 80, of Pontotoc, Miss., died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Pontotoc Hospital Extended Care Unit. He was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Reynoldsville, Ill., son of Loren and Esther Smith Mayberry Sr. Mayberry was a heavy equipment operator. He was a lifetime member of Operating Engineers International Union Local 105...
Darrell Higgins (03/22/05)
Joseph Darrell Higgins, 70, of Clarkton died Friday, March 18, 2005, in Tulsa, Okla. He was born July 13, 1934, in Paragould, Ark., son of Joseph Leonard and Verna Inez Greenway Higgins. He and Judy Darlene Mikel were married June 13, 1992, in Clarkton...
Rev. Jesse Bellamy (03/22/05)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- The Rev. Jesse Bellamy, 90, of Olmsted died Sunday, March 21, 2005, at Day Star Care Center in Cairo, Ill. He was born June 10, 1914, in Karnak, Ill., son of John and Cora Campbell Bellamy. He and Vera Bankson were married April 16, 1940...
Frances Pollard (03/22/05)
Frances Lee Pollard, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill.
Pauline Rawlings (03/22/05)
Pauline Elizabeth Rawlings, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 21, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Oneta Stallings (03/22/05)
Oneta B. Stallings, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 18, 2005, at her home. She was born March 20, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Zeman and Maggie Brown. Stallings was a dental hygienist. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and VFW Auxiliary...
Sterling Duncan (03/22/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Sterling B. "Lefty" Duncan, 79, of Chaffee died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Bethesda, Ark., son of William Henry and Ann Thompson Duncan. He and Pauline York were married Oct. 2, 1982. She died Aug. 8, 1985...
Jewell Boss (03/22/05)
Jewell Gray Boss, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 22, 1914, at Patton, Mo., daughter of Louis and Roane Hampton Gray. She married William Boss, who preceded her in death. Boss was a member of First Christian Church and Rebekah Lodge...
John McKinley (03/22/05)
John Wilson McKinley of Dexter, 86, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 16, 1918, near Painton, Mo., son of Harry and Ada Dixon McKinley. Mr. McKinley was a former employee of Brown Sand and Gravel at Dexter, Mo. He was a member of First Church of God in Dexter...
Jonathan Merrill (03/22/05)
Jonathan Lorenzo Merrill, infant son of Sara Leslie Ann Johnston and Benjamin Keith Merrill of Troy, Mo., was born and entered eternal life Friday, March 18, 2005. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Cody Tyler Johnston of Troy; maternal grandparents, Hazel Hinton of Chaffee, Mo., Linus and Nancy Johnston of Jackson; paternal grandparents, Becky Scott (husband Jim) of Troy, Kenneth Dean Merrill of St. Clair, Mo.; and numerous aunts and uncles...
Jimmy Stanley Sr. (03/22/05)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Jimmy Ray Stanley Sr., 77, of Wolf Lake died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 17, 1927, in Pomona, Ill., son of Joseph E. and Fannie B. Holmes Stanley. He and Grace T. Thayer were married Sept. 4, 1993, in Murphysboro, Ill...
Bond Perry (03/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Langdon Bond Perry, 96, of Sikeston died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 24, 1908, at Hornersville, Mo., son of Walter Astor and Maude Mae Finch Perry. He and Ida Belle Phegley were married May 12, 1941. She died Aug. 11, 1990...
Betty Beck (03/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Sue Beck, 70, of Sikeston died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Mo. She was born July 4, 1934, in Haleyville, Ala., daughter of George and Vesta Elizabeth Allison McBroom. Beck was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God...
Aline Lockhart (03/22/05)
Aline Lockhart, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 24, 1931, at Octa, Mo., daughter of Claude and Cora White Austill. She and Burgess Anderson "Andy" Lockhart were married April 14, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. He died March 7, 1977...
Clyde Isom (03/22/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clyde V. Isom, 80, of Anna died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Union County Hospital. He was born July 9, 1924, in Perks, Ill., son of Merideth and Cleta Gillette Isom. He and Jenny Lou Arnhart were married Jan. 6, 1946, in Osceola, Ark. She died Sept. 11, 2003...
Births 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
Miller; Anderson; Clark; Engelen; Sandvos; Brandenburgh
Stoddard County law enforcement authorities investigate shooting (03/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William A. Morgan, 91, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 23, 1913, in Polk County, Ark., son of William Sherman and Presh Bolin Morgan. He and Lillian Estell Satterfield were married Aug. 22, 1932. She died May 23, 1992. He and Glenell "Nan" Curtis were married July 5, 2000...
Police reports 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * John Charles Bruce, 25, 2717 Tanglewood, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Michelle Marie Daniel, 37, Route W, 197 D St., Lot 100, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire reports 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Sunday: * At 7:13 p.m., alarm sounding at Towers Complex. * At 7:31 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Ranney Ave. * At 10:08 p.m., a man stuck in the mud at Honkers boat dock...
Out of the past 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
25 years ago: March 22, 1980 State Rep. Jerry Ford, Cape Girardeau Democrat, says he will consider taking on 10th District Rep. Bill D. Burlison, D-Cape Girardeau, or running for a state office in 1982, and discloses he seriously considered challenging Burlison this year...
Attacking litter (03/22/05)
Response to litter in our area is overwhelming and widespread. Everyone who cares about such things agrees that there is a problem that needs special attention. Officials at every level of government agree. Mayor Jay Knudtson of Cape Girardeau and Mayor Paul Sander of Jackson have pledged their support to efforts to address both the existing litter and how to prevent it...
Coach sets example during anthem (03/22/05)
To the editor: When we first started school, we would stand tall with our hand on our heart saying the Pledge of Allegiance. When I sailed overseas in the Navy and the national anthem was played, my chest felt like it would burst. Our hearts swell with pride every time we see the flag waving in the wind...
Former student, teacher backs bond (03/22/05)
To the editor: As a student in the 1948 graduating class and a teacher of vocational agriculture from 1965 to 1967, I knew the conditions of Jackson High School well. I took the opportunity to tour the high school again in 2004 when it was open to the public. ...
Jackson schools fuel prosperity (03/22/05)
To the editor: The Jackson School District earned a well-deserved reputation for setting the standard for quality education. For decades, this reputation has attracted families who understand the value of exceptional schools. A great deal of Jackson's growth and prosperity can be attributed to the quality of our public school system...
Speak Out 3/22/05 (03/22/05)
Grab a trash bag; Right and wrong; In-town policing; When close counts; Lots of beer containers; Let them eat; Jackson trash; Let prisoners work; Tough on riffraff; Regulate medications
Front cover

Browse full calendar