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Stories from Sunday, March 27, 2005

Schiavo death 'humane,' Cape coma survivor says (03/27/05)
As the world watches Terri Schiavo slip away, a Cape Girardeau woman is observing with a sense of empathy few others share. Gloria Mecham was once on life support. Her husband made the difficult decision to remove her from it because doctors treating her predicted she would not survive...
Easter's message in dark and light (03/27/05)
At one, a handful of believers. At another, a couple hundred. Regardless of how full the pews were Saturday night, people at a pair of Cape Girardeau churches were equally passionate about the reasons they gathered -- to cap off Holy Week with an Easter vigil, a time when Christians remember the events of the last week of Christ's life...
Where a clean start is in the bag (03/27/05)
Clean-up volunteers in downtown Cape Girardeau discovered lost treasures on Saturday. High school student Murielle Wyman found a love note from 2004 to an individual named Doyle. She read it, highlighting the spots with really bad grammar. Other finds weren't so treasured...
Spring ballots put focus on school bonds (03/27/05)
Over the past three weeks, black- and red-lettered signs supporting Jackson High School have sprouted up like Easter lilies in the yards of Jackson's homes and businesses. Spring, administrators say, may be the key to passing a $27 million bond issue for renovations and additions at the high school -- a bond issue that failed last November by about 100 votes...
Man locked in plane's cargo hold flies to Philly (03/27/05)
MILWAUKEE -- A young man loading baggage into an airplane in Milwaukee got locked in a cargo hold Friday and stayed there on a flight to Philadelphia, Midwest Airlines officials said. "He was in the process of securing a wheelchair, tying it down," airline spokeswoman Carol Skornicka said Friday night, "and they didn't see that he was still in there when they closed the door." She said the man, whose name was not released, is a ramp agent who loads baggage and any other cargo that goes in the hold. ...
Community briefs 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
PACE exercise class starts tomorrow An eight-week PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) class will be held from 1:30 to 2:15 Tuesdays, beginning tomorrow through May 17 at Cape First, 254 S. Silver Springs Road, room 132, Cape Girardeau. Participants will receive copies of exercises they can do at home. For more information, call 334-4421...
Bad eggs make the Easter Bunny's job risky business (03/27/05)
BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Easter Bunny is hopping mad. Bryan Johnson, who portrays the furry character at the Bay City Mall, says he was pummeled in an unprovoked attack on the job. Police say the attacker was a 12-year-old boy who sat on Johnson's lap the day before the March 18 incident...
Many candidates seek coronation as Chaffee's centennial queen (03/27/05)
Whitney Horrell Whitney Horrell, daughter of Randy and Mona Horrell, 16. is a junior at Chaffee High School. She is active in cheerleading and softball. She is also on the dance team. She attends General Baptist Church. Whitney is also employed as a waitress at Dexter Barbecue. Whitney plans to go to nursing school to become a labor and delivery nurse. Her sponsor is Dacus Discount...
World briefs 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Kyrgyz parliament tries to restore order; Beirut bomb blast rocks mainly Christian suburb ; Israeli opposition leader will back state budget
Community cuisine 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Chicken and dumplings on table in Delta; St. Augustine spring dinner held at Kelso; Spring dinner on tap in New Hamburg
Bond issue graphic 3/27 (03/27/05)
ON THE BALLOTS ** Jackson High School's proposal includes: * New library/media center * New classroom wing for language arts, foreign language, business classes * New student commons area * New art department space * New large group instruction facility...
Prof to discuss Eleanor Roosevelt (03/27/05)
Dr. Elisabeth I. Perry, a St. Louis University history professor, will be the featured guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. She will discuss the public career of Eleanor Roosevelt, a topic she also plans to discuss in a lecture April 7 at Southeast Missouri State University...
Election - school board profiles 3/27 (03/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU ** Charles Haubold 8 Spouse: Teresa Children: two Employment: Construction/remodeling Memberships/qualifications: School board for three years, Planning and Zoning Commission for the city of Cape Girardeau for 15 years, board of directors for the Missouri School Boards' Association, chairman for Governmental Relations; deacon of Lynwood Baptist Church...
Military digest 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Hinkebein completes Navy basic training; Soldier back in Germany after Iraq deployment; Gray promoted to Navy airman apprentice; Unterreiner promoted to lance corporal; Brickhaus visits S. Korea aboard USS Kitty Hawk
Nation briefs 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Army probe finds abuse at base near Mosul; Police question man in girl's disappearance; Army: Soldiers won't be prosecuted over deaths
State lawmakers have three tough issues to consider (03/27/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Riding a wave of momentum following significant victories in the fall elections, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature managed by mid-March to dispose of three politically contentious issues that lawmakers had grappled with for years...
A hard road ahead: Trucking industry coping with shortage of drivers (03/27/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- For 34 years, Eli Worley has seesawed between his family and his career. An over-the-road truck driver, he would drive for a while, then quit for a while. A typical run kept him from his wife and two children for 21 days. "A lot of time you'd just come home, and they'd have a run for you and you'd have to leave right back out again," Worley said...
Taking stock in big burgers (03/27/05)
ST. LOUIS -- With just 160 pounds on his 5-foot-9 frame, Bruce Frazer appears amazingly fit considering how often he frequents the little-known culinary den of decadence just paces from his executive suite. As the research-and-development chief for the corporate parent of Hardee's restaurants, Frazer plays scientist in the chain's 36th-floor test kitchen -- his lab in his insatiable bid to build a better burger...
Jury says flavor maker must pay couple $15 million (03/27/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A Jasper County jury has awarded a former popcorn-plant worker and his wife $15 million after finding that exposure to butter-flavoring fumes led to his severe lung problems. The jury took 15 minutes Friday to find International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. liable and awarded $12 million to Jasper resident Richard Brand, 51, and $3 million to his wife, Lana Brand, 47...
Tobacco settlement filling budget holes (03/27/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri spent nearly half of the money it received from a 1998 tobacco settlement last year to cover budget shortfalls, and plans to do so again this year, according to a report by the federal Government Accountability Office. Meanwhile, Kansas spent none of its settlement money last year on shortfalls, and doesn't plan to change that in fiscal 2005, the report said...
Doctor who exposed fraud to get $56 million (03/27/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Dr. Steven Bander, the physician who exposed fraud at a major health-care company, will get $56 million as his share of the government's settlement. Bander is due the money for revealing Medicare fraud at Gambro Healthcare U.S.A., which operates kidney dialysis clinics nationwide. The agreement to pay Bander $56 million was filed in federal court in St. Louis on Thursday...
Entrepreneur says fire destroyed his bait worm operation (03/27/05)
MICHAEL, Ill. -- A would-be bait-worm farmer said he saw his business' future go up in smoke when the building in which he was raising the slithery creatures burned down. Jonah White, 35, estimates some 200 million worms were lost when the 15,000-square-foot building, packed with stackable plastic trays of worm beds, caught fire and gutted the structure...
Bleak young lives (03/27/05)
RED LAKE, Minn. -- The obituary in the small town paper was heartbreaking: Chase Albert "Beka" Lussier, born Dec. 23, 1989, died March 21 at Red Lake High School. A freshman who played basketball and loved computer games. Six paragraphs down, beside the photograph of a chubby-cheeked, smiling boy, came this sentence: "He spent his time juggling life between his family and his son."...
Orchestra makes pin-up calendar (03/27/05)
CANTON, Ohio -- The Canton Symphony Orchestra is shedding its uptight image -- and some clothes -- in a fund-raising calendar. "More Than You Expect from an Orchestra" features 18 women from the symphony, its staff, board members and supporters in several risque poses...
Casino patrons have bigger payoffs than expected (03/27/05)
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Customers who used the bill changing machine at Bluffs Run Casino found they had bigger payoffs than any gambling device in the place. That's because the machine was spitting out hundreds instead of twenties. "It went on for about six hours," said the casino's finance director, Janae Sternberg. When the machine was shut down, it turned up $46,640 short...
Magazine offers reward for proof of Tasmanian tiger (03/27/05)
HOBART, Australia -- A magazine has offered a $983,000 reward to anyone who can produce proof of the Tasmanian tiger -- a dog-like, striped creature long believed to be extinct. The bounty could help solve "one of Australia's most enduring mysteries," Garry Linnell, editor of The Bulletin said Tuesday...
Terri Schiavo's parents' legal battle nears end (03/27/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- After another round of losses in the courts, Terri Schiavo's parents kept watch over their dying daughter Saturday, trying in vain to give her Easter communion as their attorneys acknowledged the fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an end...
U.S. forces direct Iraqis to new power: local government (03/27/05)
BALAD RUZ, Iraq -- When villagers saw the cloud of dust from an approaching U.S. convoy, they hoped Iraq's new powerbrokers had come to solve problems: a broken well, a dilapidated school. But the U.S. soldiers, mindful that their eventual departure hinges on robust local governments, directed villagers to local officials and elected representatives -- a mind-bending concept for Iraqis formerly accustomed to all power flowing from Saddam Hussein in Baghdad...
Former British prime minister Callaghan dies (03/27/05)
LONDON -- Former British Prime Minister James Callaghan, the affable, self-educated sailor's son who rose from poverty to become Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, died Saturday on the eve of his 93rd birthday and 11 days after the death of his wife of 67 years...
Cardinal stands in for pope at Easter vigil (03/27/05)
ROME -- A top Vatican cardinal stood in for Pope John Paul II during the Easter vigil Mass on Saturday, sparing the ailing pontiff from a lengthy ceremony and allowing him to rest up for Easter Sunday, when he was expected to bless the faithful. German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a close papal aide, celebrated the three-hour-long meditation in St. ...
Afghanistan mine explosion kills four U.S. soldiers (03/27/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A land mine exploded under a U.S. vehicle south of Kabul on Saturday, killing four soldiers in the deadliest incident for American troops in Afghanistan in almost 10 months, the military said. The blast highlighted the dangers still facing foreign and Afghan troops more than three years after the fall of the Taliban, although there were conflicting accounts about whether the mine was freshly laid or left over from Afghanistan's long wars...
Vickery returns to his roots as Chaffee coach (03/27/05)
The longtime Sikeston High School coach will try to get his alma mater back on track. By Derek James ~ Standard Democrat Chaffee High School's struggling football program will look to an alumnus and hall of famer to bring it back to respectability...
Cardinals scale Mountaineers' lead (03/27/05)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The master motivator himself, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, admitted he was lying when he told his players at halftime he was sure they were going to beat West Virginia. That's because Louisville's trip to the Final Four looked like a lost cause thanks to the Mountaineers' hotshot shooters...
Redhawks pocket just one win at Murray St. (03/27/05)
MURRAY, Ky. -- After Friday's nightmare of a beginning to Ohio Valley Conference play, Southeast Missouri State had to think things would get better Saturday. But, really, they didn't -- and the result was an ugly series loss to host Murray State...
Illini reach Final Four with unlikely 90-89 OT win (03/27/05)
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Keep the bus running and point it toward St. Louis. Thanks to a jaw-dropping comeback, Illinois' journey has another leg left: the Final Four. With Deron Williams leading the way, the Illini staged an electrifying and improbable rally to force overtime and then held on to beat Arizona 90-89 Saturday night to win the Chicago Regional...
Relaxed outdoor living area takes thought and planning (03/27/05)
With decks changing from mere slabs to veritable multi-level outdoor living spaces, the idea of nailing a few boards together and declaring the job done just won't cut it anymore. How you plan a really great deck retreat isn't far removed from the protracted process interior designers might go through for kitchen or bath makeovers...
Hispanics cherish family traditions of Easter (03/27/05)
DALLAS -- Guadalupe Tristan laughs as she recalls that she was 30 before she heard of the Easter Bunny. That's because for Tristan -- like many Latin American immigrants and their descendants -- the focus of the season is not a celebration of candy, colored eggs and rabbits on Easter Sunday, but devotion to prayer, fasting and remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice throughout Holy Week...
Aged to perfection (03/27/05)
One of the best things about older homes is that they carry with them the character of all their past owners. The home at 444 Marie St. in Cape Girardeau is such a home. With an age of about 60 years and situated near Southeast Missouri State University, it's sure to have had several interesting souls pass through it. Yet with a lot of renovation work and some loving care it has retained its dignity through the years...
Pet rabbits are not for everyone (03/27/05)
Easter rabbits come hopping into a child's life about this time of year, but not all of them drop off a basket of eggs and then disappear. Several families will chose Easter as the time to adopt a rabbit as a pet, but area pet store owners and the Humane Society remind people to avoid impulse bunny buys...
Erma Richards (03/27/05)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Erma Richards, 87, of Ullin died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born March 29, 1917, in Ullin, daughter of James and Elizabeth Mize Poole. She and Wilbur Richards were married Oct. 21, 1932. He died May 1, 1999...
Ella Lange (03/27/05)
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. -- Ella Anna Lange, 100, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Glenwood Estate Nursing Home in Independence. She was born July 14, 1904, at Odell, Neb., daughter of John and Sophia Oldenburg Goosman. She and George Henry Peter Lange were married Feb. 2, 1926. He died April 23, 1985...
Imogene Sebek (03/27/05)
Imogene Sebek, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Norval Green (03/27/05)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Norval "Joe" Green, 56, of East Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
William Pikey (03/27/05)
William Dawson Pikey, 66, of St. Louis passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 23, 2005. He was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Pikey was the dear father of Robyn R. (David Vitale) Pikey and Scott M. (Mary) Pikey; dear grandfather of Christian and Lauren Vitale, all of St. ...
Geneva Hughey (03/27/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Geneva L. Hughey, 74, of Perryville died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born March 29, 1930, in Perryville, daughter of John F. and Anna M. Kaiser Bangert. She and John "Ed" Hughey were married Jan. 31, 1947. He died May 28, 1975...
Betty Coles (03/27/05)
ANNA, Ill.-- Betty Coles, 83, of Anna died Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Anna, daughter of William and Florence Davis Ledbetter. She and Herb Coles were married July 26, 1942...
Hazel Schepker (03/27/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Hazel Louise Schepker, 86, of Chaffee died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born April 3, 1918, in Chaffee, daughter of Elvie Lee and Pearl Aslee Bunyard Roney. She and Arthur John Schepker were married July 30, 1938. He died Feb. 6, 1982...
Shirley Bollinger (03/27/05)
Shirley J. Bollinger, 66, of Jackson passed away Friday, March 25, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 20, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lawrence and Mabel Stroder Davenport. Shirley was raised in the Gravel Hill community and was a 1956 graduate of Woodland High School. She and Clifford Bollinger were married Nov. 9, 1956, in Marble Hill, Mo...
Charles Lee Jr. (03/27/05)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Charles A. Lee Jr., 86, of St. Louis died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Delmar Gardens West in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cartrette-Fiehler (03/27/05)
Victoria Nicole Cartrette and Bradley Michael Fiehler were married Jan. 1, 2005, at Rock Springs Center in Greenville, N.C. Bill Reazer and Sid Bradsher performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Myles and Jennie Cartrette of Greenville and Michael and Daphna Fiehler of Cape Girardeau...
Menz-Webb (03/27/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Misty Suzanne Menz and Kyle James Webb were married Sept. 25, 2004, at Arlington First Baptist Church in Arlington, Ky. The Rev. Ken Jewell performed the ceremony. Organist was Suzanne Webb of Bardwell, Ky. Soloist and guitarist was Kyle Reeder of Paducah, Ky...
Appleman-Johnson (03/27/05)
Donald and Pamela Appleman of Durban, South Africa, and Georgette Appleman of Reisterstown, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynne Appleman, to David Walker Johnson, both of Santa Monica, Calif. He is the son of Phyllis and Ron Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau and Dwight and Kathy Johnson of Jackson...
Buchanan-Rutledge (03/27/05)
James and Yvonne Buchanan of Dallas, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Juliette Rose Buchanan, to Mark Stephen Rutledge of McKinney, Texas. He is the son of Dr. Harley and Ruth Rutledge of Cape Girardeau. Buchanan received a bachelor of music degree from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, master of music from Rice University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston. ...
Seyer- Hernandez (03/27/05)
Marsha Seyer of Jackson and Albert Seyer of Fruitland announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Seyer, to Issac Hernandez. He is the son of Federico Hernandez and Ernestina Franco of Mexico. An April 16 wedding is planned at Joshua House Church in Hazelwood, Mo...
Jordan- Conway (03/27/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Henry and Sandy Jordan of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Renee Jordan, to Andrew Charles Conway. He is the son of Albert Conway of Ventura, Calif., and Janice and Keith Cook of Sedgewickville, Mo. Jordan is a student at New Salem Baptist Academy...
Thorne-Meyers (03/27/05)
Becky Thorne of Jackson announces the engagement of her daughter, Sunni Ray Thorne, to Dennis Lee Meyers Jr. He is the son of Dennis Meyers Sr. of Bailey, Colo. Thorne is a senior at Jackson High School. Meyers is a 2003 graduate of Mingo Job Corps. He is employed at Diversco...
Craig-Raney (03/27/05)
John and Jeaneen Craig of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Therese Craig, to Ryan Parker Raney. He is the son of Gary and Janna Raney of Portageville, Mo. Craig is employed at Wood and Huston Bank. Raney received a bachelor's degree in food service and hospitality management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. He is employed at Pilot House Restaurant and Catering...
Essner-Spinks (03/27/05)
Steve and Donna Essner of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Nicole Essner, to Philip Ryan Spinks. He is the son of Gary Spinks of Scott City and Phyllis Crump of Cape Girardeau. Essner is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Drury National Call Center...
Hobeck-Holloway (03/27/05)
Scott and Gina Hobeck of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Hobeck, to Jared Holloway. He is the son of Eugene and Marsha Holloway of Cape Girardeau. Hobeck is a graduate of Jackson High School. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University...
Hess couple marks 40th (03/27/05)
Charles and Mary Hess of Scott City recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their home. Hess and Mary Dirnberger were married Jan. 9, 1965, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo. The Rev. Clem Ilmberger performed the ceremony...
Nell Holcomb School (03/27/05)
Nell Holcomb School A Honor Roll 6th grade -- Megan Brock, River King, Jessie Ritter 7th grade -- Jacob Conklin, Aaron Hahn, Hannah Hamilton, Jordan Pope 8th grade -- Annabelle Criddle, Jessie Hahn, Hannah Knott, Sarah Willocks B Honor Roll 6th grade -- Amanda Alberternst, Mark Bertrand, Shanda Boren, Morgan Caldwell, Ashley Carr, Isabelle Criddle, Ivie Ervin, Kaelin Hale, Emmalee Heise, Paige Koch, Kyle Morton, LeChelle Pope, Tyler Rhodes, Hailey Terry, Haley Tucker, Kelsey Tuschhoff...
Jackson North Elementary (03/27/05)
Scott City Elementary School (03/27/05)
St. Augustine School (03/27/05)
Kelso C-7 School District (03/27/05)
St. Denis School (03/27/05)
Cape Christian School (03/27/05)
Jackson West Lane Elementary (03/27/05)
Police reports 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Karma Renee Williams, 30, 1447 Themis St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving while revoked...
Fire reports 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: * At 4:53 p.m., illegal burn at 315 Mason St. * At 6:05 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2900 block of Beavercreek Drive. * At 6:09 p.m., fire alarm at 361 S. Plaza Way. * At 10:27 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3200 block of William Street...
Out of the past 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
25 years ago: March 27, 1980 Recent legislative action in Jefferson City prompts president Bill Stacy to offer good news and bad news to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents; the good new is that the Senate approved a spending level of $17.6 million for Southeast; the bad news is the defeat in the House of a proposal to have the funds for Magill Hall come from the state general fund rather than revenue-sharing fund...
Easter morning (03/27/05)
A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28): ** The resurrection After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb...
NASV needs area financial support (03/27/05)
To the editor: I am writing to raise this area's awareness of an agency that is vital to this and surrounding communities. The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence is a not-for-profit child advocacy center and rape crisis center in Cape Girardeau that serves 10 counties in Southeast Missouri...
Enforcement would control litter (03/27/05)
To the editor: I read with interest the article in last week's paper about the litter problem in Missouri. My husband and I live in the St. Louis area but also have some property in Bollinger County. Litter is statewide problem. From St. Louis on I-55 to Perryville, Mo., from U.S. ...
Speak Out 3/27/05 (03/27/05)
Nab the speeders; Speeding at school; Slow elderly drivers; Refund on containers; Thanks for litter pickup; Registered offenders; One solution; Fair-weather religion; Losing battle; Safety issues; Trash in fields; Look for quality; High school safety; A reformed litterbug; Litter bags, barrels; Stiffer fines
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