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Stories from Friday, March 25, 2005

Cape may get boost from new school formula (03/25/05)
The Cape Girardeau School District might no longer be designated hold harmless and would gain state aid under a revised funding system making its way through the legislature. Members of the Cape Girardeau School Board and superintendent Mark Bowles met with local state Reps. Nathan Cooper and Scott Lipke in a special meeting Thursday to discuss how the district would be impacted under the proposed bill...
Arrest sought of Scott City candidate (03/25/05)
Christopher Lee Klughart is running for the Ward 4 seat on the Scott City Council. He's also wanted by the Scott County Sheriff's Department. An arrest warrant has been issued for the 26-year-old Klughart on suspicion of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class A misdemeanor; possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class D felony; possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.. ...
Invitation for volunteers issued in Cape cleanup (03/25/05)
A crowd of at least 60 volunteers is expected to descend on downtown Cape Girardeau Saturday morning and clean up the area. Four groups will each be assigned a street to concentrate on Saturday morning, said Tim Arbeiter, director of the downtown development group Old Town Cape. In the afternoon, he said, volunteers will clean up the riverfront. The effort will continue until 3 p.m...
Medicaid discussion on tap Tuesday (03/25/05)
The Missouri Association for Social Welfare will hold a seminar on Medicaid Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Osage Community Centre. The group, in a release, said that Medicaid is Missouri's major health insurance program for the poor, a major source of long-term care for the elderly and disabled residents, and the state's largest funding source for nursing home care. ...
An open door for escapes (03/25/05)
Stephanie's former boyfriend used her as a punching bag. He repeatedly hit her in the face. She was a virtual prisoner in her St. Louis home. A high school dropout, Stephanie felt trapped in a nightmare life. "I felt like I couldn't get on my feet," she said. "I didn't see a way out."...
Source- UMass will announce hiring of Ford (03/25/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Eastern Kentucky's Travis Ford has been chosen as the next basketball coach of Massachusetts, a university source told The Associated Press. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Thursday that UMass officials had reached an agreement with Ford, and planned to announce his hiring today...
United Way gives awards for community contributions (03/25/05)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri presented Community Spirit Awards Thursday at its annual meeting as a way to honor those who support and promote community impact. The luncheon was sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital, The Bank of Missouri, Regions Bank and Wood & Huston Bank...
Redhawks open OVC schedule at Muuray St. (03/25/05)
Southeast Missouri State did not have quite the pre-league showing it wanted, but that will matter very little starting today as Ohio Valley Conference play begins. The Redhawks (7-11) visit Murray State (11-10) for a three-game series, featuring a noon doubleheader today and 1 p.m. single contest Saturday. OVC series are normally held Saturday-Sunday, but the league is going Friday-Saturday this week because of Easter...
Blunt details $240 million in state cuts (03/25/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt spelled out Thursday how various agencies would cut nearly $240 million from their budgets for the coming fiscal year, with social services taking the hardest hit. Among the cuts are eliminating the grandparent foster care program, temporarily shutting down the Central Missouri Correctional Center six miles west of Jefferson City, and eliminating the state's payment to keep Amtrak trains running between Kansas City and St. Louis...
Former hostage gets $70,000 for arrest in courthouse shootings (03/25/05)
ATLANTA -- The woman who led authorities to suspected courthouse shooter Brian Nichols was given $70,000 Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue and officials from other agencies who offered rewards in the case. The amount Ashley Smith received was $7,500 more than what was publicly offered...
Dexter trooper honored at funeral (03/25/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- During a funeral that drew hundreds of police from at least four states, a Missouri state trooper ambushed and slain outside his home was tearfully eulogized Thursday as a Christian man who masterfully blended passion for his job with adoration for his 4-year-old son...
Dehydrated Schiavo draws closer to death (03/25/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- With Terri Schiavo visibly drawing closer to death, her parents were rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court and judges in Florida on Thursday in their battle to reinsert their brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube. Bob and Mary Schindler held onto the slim hope that Gov. Jeb Bush would somehow find a way to intervene or a federal judge who had turned them down before would see things their way. But Bush warned that he was running out of options...
Kmart $12.3 billion buyout of Sears gets final approval (03/25/05)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Kmart bought Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $12.3 billion on Thursday, combining two faded retail icons whose sales have been declining for years into the nation's third biggest retailer with a projected $55 billion in annual sales...
United- Fare increase should last (03/25/05)
CHICAGO -- High fuel costs and a fierce fare war continue to add to red ink at United Airlines, but the company's chief executive said Thursday the carrier could get a boost from a recent fare increase. United lost $291 million in February after fuel costs soared $57 million over the same period a year earlier. About $92 million in losses came from reorganization expenses as the company tries to emerge from 27 months in Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
Shooting survivor says he tried to reach out to gunman (03/25/05)
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A teenager wounded in the Red Lake High School shooting said he reached out to gunman Jeff Weise before the attack because the boy seemed to have no friends. "He looked like a cool guy, and then I talked to him a few times," 15-year-old Cody Thunder said Thursday. "He talked about guns and shooting people."...
Bye-bye bunny? Chocolate crosses move into mainstream (03/25/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A symbol of Christianity that sits atop church steeples, dangles from necks and hangs on walls is finding a new home -- in the mouths of the faithful. A mass-produced chocolate cross has entered the mainstream this Easter, with Kansas City-based Russell Stover distributing the treat to around 5,000 stores throughout the country...
Security Council extends U.N. mission in Afghanistan (03/25/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, a show of support for the country's fledgling democratic government and its first post-Taliban parliamentary elections on Sept. 18. The council called on the U.N. mission to continue to provide electoral support for the elections and urged donors to help finance the ballot quickly...
Iraqi electrical workers protest insurgent attacks (03/25/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Hundreds of power workers shouting "No, no, to terror!" marched through Baghdad on Thursday to protest attacks that have killed dozens of their colleagues, while demonstrators in the south demanded that the new petroleum minister be from their oil-rich region...
Opposition takes control in troubled Kyrgyzstan (03/25/05)
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- The president was in hiding, maybe in another country, protesters were shredding and stomping on his official portraits and suddenly opposition activist Ulan Shambetov found himself in the presidential headquarters, sitting in the vanished leader's chair...
U.N. report calls for investigation into leader's death (03/25/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- A U.N. report into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri concluded that Lebanon's probe of the killing was flawed and an international investigation is needed. The report, released Thursday, says there was a "distinct lack of commitment" by Lebanese authorities to investigate the crime, and the probe was not carried out "in accordance with acceptable international standards."...
Tigers turn back Mules (03/25/05)
The Central girls soccer team took advantage of Poplar Bluff's woes in a 4-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Poplar Bluff. The Tigers (2-0) scored three first-half goals and added the only tally of the second half. Poplar Bluff (0-1) learned this week that four returning players may have to sit out due to MSHSAA eligibility issues. The players, who have sufficient credits for graduation, inadvertently scheduled too few hours for the final semester...
Organization aims to get children involved (03/25/05)
Darrin Pruitt is a man of many titles when it comes to the Southeast Youth Sports organization. Pruitt is a coach, the president, director, Web site developer and tournament host, among other titles, for the nonprofit organization which was founded in August 2003...
Kentucky faces a big problem (03/25/05)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Ray Giacoletti had been Utah's coach for a few months when he finally got to see his star player in action for the first time. And it wasn't exactly under the best of circumstances. Andrew Bogut was the 19-year-old lining up at midcourt for Australia in the Athens Olympics, jumping center against someone a decade older who was wearing the blue and white of the host country in a gym overflowing with loud, proud Greeks. ...
Illini swap sweet for elite (03/25/05)
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Containing Deron Williams is no easy feat. When backcourt mate Dee Brown is on his game, too, playing Illinois is anything but a fair fight. Williams and Brown gave upstart Wisconsin-Milwaukee all that it could handle and then some Thursday night, combining for 42 points, 10 assists and some pesky defense to lead Illinois to a 77-63 victory and a spot in the Chicago Regional finals...
Stupples among three tied for Nabisco lead (03/25/05)
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Rosie Jones had four wins on the LPGA tour before Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel were even born, and is looking forward to retiring after the end of this season. In the opening round of the Nabisco Championship, though, Jones showed she can still play with the youngsters...
Entry draft is casualty of labor dispute (03/25/05)
NEW YORK -- Its season already called off, the NHL on Thursday canceled its 2005 entry draft that had been scheduled for June in Ottawa. "In the absence of a collective bargaining agreement, we are not able to conduct an entry draft in the traditional sense on the dates scheduled," Bill Daly, the NHL's chief legal officer, said in a statement...
Jones emerges from nowhere to shoot 64 in first round at TPC (03/25/05)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- There's more than the Big Four at The Players Championship. Vijay Singh matched his best start ever on the TPC at Sawgrass. Phil Mickelson lit up the tame course with seven birdies inside 4 feet, only to give away five strokes with shots that went under trees and under water...
Eckstein extends hot streak (03/25/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- David Eckstein can hardly wait for his first regular-season game with the St. Louis Cardinals. Eckstein had a hit and two walks Thursday to raise his spring average to .416. Rick Ankiel had his first hit since giving up on pitching and trying to make it as an outfielder, and the Cardinals beat the Nationals 5-1...
S. Carolina reaches NIT semifinals (03/25/05)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Carlos Powell scored 21 points and Tre Kelley added 12 in the second half to lead South Carolina to a 69-66 victory over Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Thursday night. The Hoyas (19-13) had two chances to tie the game late but Darrel Owens and Jeff Green each missed 3-pointers with less than 30 seconds remaining...
McGwire's Hall of Fame hopes jeopardized by steroid scandal (03/25/05)
NEW YORK -- Mark McGwire could miss out on making the Hall of Fame because of baseball's swirling steroids scandal, heightened by his refusal to answer specific questions before Congress, an Associated Press survey showed Thursday. Barry Bonds would get enough support to make it into Cooperstown, but he's far from being a shoo-in, according to results from 155 Hall voters polled this week among the roughly 500 eligible...
Haslett tells of days of widespread steroid use (03/25/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett says he used steroids when he starred as a linebacker in the early 1980s, and claims the Pittsburgh Steelers' use of the drugs during Super Bowl championship seasons in the 1970s brought steroids into vogue around the NFL...
Cardinals oust first No. 1 seed (03/25/05)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Undoubtedly, Louisville would rather play another game than be a No. 1 seed in the tournament. Francisco Garcia went on a shooting tear Thursday night to keep the Cardinals moving on, leading Rick Pitino and underrated, fourth-seeded Louisville to a 93-79 victory over top-seeded Washington in the Albuquerque Regional semifinals...
Sports briefs 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
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Some good news about litter war (03/25/05)
Litter is a nasty business. No doubt about that. But the good news -- and there's plenty of it -- is that considerable effort is being invested in the litter problem, and the goal of less litter and more community pride is attainable. That was the tone of a meeting Wednesday attended by more than 25 interested participants who, on their own, can't win the litter war. Together, however, they are a formidable army...
Innovative vehicle (03/25/05)
srobertson Honda reinvents itself with new Ridgeline Everywhere in the automotive press, writers are saying Honda has "reinvented the pickup truck" with the introduction of its new Ridgeline. I must agree that Honda's newest vehicle is innovative, but I would argue that if Honda has reinvented anything, it has reinvented itself!...
Everybody's a critic: 'Be Cool' (03/25/05)
"Be Cool" is a great and entertaining film. It's maybe not as comedic as the first, but it's an excellent picture nevertheless -- not only for fans of the first film but for new fans as well. John Travolta stars as Chili Palmer, former shylock, now big-time movie producer. Palmer is growing bored of the movie business and contemplating going back to being a shylock...
Latte and a landscape (03/25/05)
Andy Baranovic is hoping to make his Sidewalk Sandwich Co. more than just a place people can go for good eats and coffees when they're downtown -- he wants to turn it into a showcase for local artists. "Initially I wanted to get a good rotation of art, just because I had grown up with a lot of people who are artists, and a lot of them had problems displaying their work," Baranovic said. ...
Be prepared {to rock} (03/25/05)
Opening for Incubus at UNO Lakefront Arena in their hometown of New Orleans was the career highlight for the young band Ellipsis, followed closely by headlining a show at the House of Blues in the same city. Those gigs are quite an accomplishment for a band that has only been fully together for a little more than two years -- a band whose oldest member just turned 21 on Thursday...
Artifacts 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
Guest organ recital on tap at Old St. Vincent's; New faculty member to play trombone recital; 'Human Jukebox' will entertain at Southeast ; Kelly High School presents 'Just Ducky'; Heartland Writers Guild prepares for workshop; Local artist's work included in state collection; Student art show coming up at Southeast; First Friday openings slated for April 1
Jerry Springer's talk radio show to expand nationwide (03/25/05)
CINCINNATI -- More people will be able to hear trash TV host Jerry Springer under a deal announced Wednesday to take his radio program nationwide. Springer's show will go live weekdays on the Air America Radio network beginning April 1. The liberal all-talk network currently broadcasts on 51 radio stations and on the Sirius and XM satellite networks...
Alta Barnhart (03/25/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alta B. Barnhart, 75, of Anna died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Leonard Kenton and Cathy Alice Apple Karraker. She and Wardell Barnhart were married Oct. 1, 1948, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Ella Lynch (03/25/05)
Ella M. Lynch, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 15, 1910, in St. Louis, daughter of Almon R. and Clara L. Haywood Lewis. She and James C. Lynch were married Oct. 6, 1932. He died Nov. 12, 1996...
Births 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
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Fire reports 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Tuesday: * At 6:06 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Fort Street. * At 9:14 p.m., vehicle fire at 17 South Mount Auburn Road. Firefighters responded to the following on Wednesday:...
Police reports 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Dustin D. Wildhaber, 22, 502 N. Hope St., Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of failure to return to confinement...
Fire reports 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
Firefighters responded to the following on Wednesday: * At 4:24 p.m., fire alarm at 3241 Percy Drive. * At 10:16 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Marroseann Drive. * At 10:46 p.m., citizen's assist in the 1600 block of Westwood Drive...
Police reports 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Loretta J. Rodriguez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and on a suspended license...
Out of the past 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
25 years ago: March 25, 1980 SIKESTON, Mo. -- Former Missouri governor Warren E. Hearnes announces he will file for judge of the 33rd Judicial Circuit; the Charleston Democrat declines to confirm that Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale will appoint him to the post from which former judge Lloyd G. Briggs has been ousted pending appeal...
Corrections 03/25/05 (03/25/05)
In Thursday's edition, a story on littering should have reported that police cannot ticket the owner of a car for littering if they don't know who was driving at the time of the offense....
Cause and effect (03/25/05)
As a rule I never read Speak Out. There have just been too many baseless or even ridiculous claims made by people with limited knowledge or no access to the facts surrounding certain issues....
A fallen trooper (03/25/05)
The somber emotions of Thursday's funeral in Dexter, Mo., for Sgt. Dewayne Graham were reflected in the eyes of the uniformed law enforcement officers who came to pay their respects for a fallen state highway patrol trooper whose life ended when he was shot two times earlier this week outside his rural Van Buren, Mo., home...
Tougher seat-belt laws save lives (03/25/05)
To the editor: Too often when we read about people killed in tragic car crashes, the news story contains the following sentence" "The passengers were not wearing safety belts." Our sympathies go to the friends and families these people left behind. What a heartbreaking loss to bear. We can only imagine what the outcome might have been had these victims been wearing their seat belts...
Candidates cross ethical lines (03/25/05)
To the editor: It seems there is no limit to the Republicans' actions when campaigning for their quest for superpower in all avenues local, state and federal government. Most, if not all, community-service clubs are forbidden from being involved in political or religious campaigns, but still some of our Republican candidates will send a two-page letter to those same clubs, gloating about their success in dominating politics in their power struggle to run roughshod over the middle- to lower-class citizens of our country. ...
Active family enjoys time together (03/25/05)
To the editor: In response to the story "A glimpse at the modern American family": As the family profiled in this article, we wanted to make sure that your readers know that ours is a life full of joy, love and family, not one filled with stress, frustration and anger...
Speak Out 3/25/05 (03/25/05)
Money matters; Flawed agreements; No playing in street; Sleeping in class; Human litter; Why the rush?; Follow the money; Best wishes; Plenty for family; Board requirement; A private time; Appalling behavior; Camp concerns; Library suggestions; Dire consequences; It's not funny; Relate to issues; Thanks for help
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