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Stories from Monday, March 28, 2005

Losing lives (03/28/05)
A weathered wooden cross stands at the intersection of Highway 34 and County Road 456 in Bollinger County, a silent testament to another life that was lost on a dangerous rural road. At the intersection, Highway 34 curves in both directions, creating a blind spot for anyone who turns from the county road onto the highway. ...
Cape stuck with bond bill for hangar (03/28/05)
When Renaissance Aircraft closed in November, the city was left with a vacant hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and the burden of making costly bond payments that will begin drawing down city financial reserves on Friday. A $168,000 payment is due that day. The city will use the $28,000 remaining in the bond fund to help make the payment...
Veteran, underdog seek top Jackson job (03/28/05)
Is it time for a new mayor in Jackson? Or will experience and longstanding service outweigh the prospect of bringing a new perspective into the office? Those are the major questions facing Jackson voters as the April 5 municipal elections draw closer...
Q&A with Jackson mayoral candidates (03/28/05)
Q: What is one thing that you'd like to see accomplished in Jackson within one year? Sander: We have so many ongoing projects it is difficult to pick just one. A growing, prospering community like Jackson has many projects and goals to work toward. ...
Gray Easter will give way to spring weather later in week (03/28/05)
Easter was gray and chilly in Cape Girardeau, with highs in the upper 40s and rain developing late in the afternoon. Almost half of an inch had fallen by 6 p.m. The city's parks were abandoned by those celebrating the holiday. John Dissauer, meteorologist for KFVS12, said that things would begin to warm up as early as today. Temperatures in the 60s could be expected with sunshine in the afternoon...
Making bread for breaking (03/28/05)
CLYDE, Mo. -- Hidden in the quiet countryside of Clyde, Mo., is a thriving industry. Without a storefront and a fancy marketing campaign, the altar bread produced by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration has stayed in business for the past 95 years, in part because of the sisters' ingenuity and work ethic...
Farm fowl lives the life of a cowgoose (03/28/05)
ASHTON, Ill. -- On a small farm on Flagg Road north of Ashton, a family has come to accept an interspecies love affair, one in which the devotion is second to none. Though she supplies almost all the love and devotion, Lucy doesn't mind. The life of a cowgoose is satisfying indeed...
Death of Terri Schiavo will not end acrimony of husband, parents (03/28/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- So bitter and vindictive is the family feud over whether Terri Schiavo lives or dies that her husband and parents couldn't even agree on what priest should administer last rites or what should happen to her body after death. Once embraced by them, Michael Schiavo hasn't spoken to his in-laws, Bob and Mary Schindler, since 1993...
Taxes in the online marketplace (03/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Hawking baby and children's clothes, along with some garage sale and thrift store bargains, on eBay helps Sunni Wojnarowsky bring in some extra money so she can afford to stay home with her two young boys. The additional dollars are great, but does she really need to hassle with the paperwork and report her small profit to the Internal Revenue Service? Her question, posed to the online auction site's discussion board for sellers, generated much advice -- and more confusion...
Census finds college-educated white women earn just less than blacks and Asians (03/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Black and Asian women with bachelor's degrees earn slightly more than similarly educated white women, and white men with four-year degrees make more than anyone else. A white woman with a bachelor's degree typically earned nearly $37,800 in 2003, compared with nearly $43,700 for a college-educated Asian woman and $41,100 for a college-educated black woman, according to data being released today by the Census Bureau. Hispanic women took home slightly less at $37,600 a year...
'Oh, by the way ...' Doctors work to battle 'doorknob phenomenon' (03/28/05)
CHICAGO -- The four familiar words physicians always dread come when the office visit is ending, doctor's pen clipped back onto the white coat pocket and hand reaching for the door. "Oh, by the way," the patient says. What comes next could be as innocuous as a harmless freckle -- or a bombshell...
At a glance (03/28/05)
TAX MAN Instructions from the Internal Revenue Service make clear that all income can be taxed. ONLINE DEALS More than 135 million people have registered to use eBay, the auction site that calls itself "the world's online marketplace." Buyers bought more than $34 billion worth of merchandise there last year...
Comparing wages (03/28/05)
The average earnings, in dollars, in 2003 for male and female workers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Census Bureau. Figures do not include those with advanced or professional degrees as well. Men Women White 66,390 37,761 Black 45,635 41,066...
Thousands of children suffer from parents' meth addiction (03/28/05)
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Jittery babies, mistreated toddlers, strung-out mothers: Cheryll Jones' pediatric nursing practice is far from what it was when she started out 30 years ago -- long before methamphetamine invaded this riverside Corn Belt town. "If anybody told me my primary caseload would be kids exposed to illicit drugs, I'd have said they were crazy," said Jones, who now runs a local task force helping the most helpless victims of the nation's meth epidemic -- small children whose parents make and use the highly addictive drug.. ...
Schiavo receives sacraments; protests go on (03/28/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- With their hopes fading and legal options exhausted, Terri Schiavo's family appeared quietly resigned Sunday to watching her die and asked protesters to spend Easter with their families as the severely brain-damaged woman went a ninth day without food or water...
Nation briefs 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Bush prays for peace, well-being of soldiers; Past allegations may haunt Jackson trial
Teacher slain in shooting remembered for prayer (03/28/05)
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- English teacher Neva Rogers finally had found a place where she felt needed, where she could give opportunities to poverty-stricken children who struggled with teen pregnancies, drugs and alcohol. That place was Red Lake High School, where she died in a school shooting last week. While students crouched under their desks in a corner, Rogers stood out in the open and began to pray...
Jackson takes to the Internet (03/28/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Declaring himself "completely innocent" of child molestation charges, Michael Jackson said Sunday that he is the victim of a conspiracy and asked fans around the world to pray for him. In an interview with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the entertainer would not elaborate on his conspiracy belief, citing the court-imposed gag order that prevents him from discussing his trial in detail...
Abbas criticizes Israel, U.S. over support for Jewish settlements (03/28/05)
JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian leader criticized Israel and, indirectly, the United States over Jewish settlements Sunday, and Israel's defense minister warned he would send troops into Gaza to seize Palestinian anti-aircraft missiles -- the latest threats to efforts to expand a truce into lasting peace...
World briefs 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Christians gather for Easter in Jerusalem; Clerics warn measles vaccine is U.S. plot; Archbishop urges Zimbabweans to rise up
Faithful wait in vain to hear pope at Easter services (03/28/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Millions waited to hear him but waited in vain. And some cried as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder in St. Peter's Square. For the first time in his long papacy, John Paul II fell silent throughout Holy Week, able only to make a few unintelligible sounds when he tried to speak Easter Sunday...
Iraqi National Assembly readies for second session (03/28/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Al-Qaida in Iraq released a video Sunday claiming to show the murder of an Interior Ministry official, while debate raged about religion's place in Iraq's much-anticipated new government as lawmakers were summoned to their second session...
Central wins seven events in meet (03/28/05)
The Central track team had five event winners in girls division and seven in the boys at Saturday's Hazelwood Central meet. The event had about a dozen teams but no team scoring. The top six finishers medaled...
Coaches tab three from area for honors (03/28/05)
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association announced its all-state basketball team on the association's Web site last week. The team was picked during the state tournament by representatives of the association's geographic regions. Scott City senior Mark Dannenmueller was among the players named to the Class 3 all-state team, while St. Vincent senior Alex Armbruster was named to the Class 2 team, and Bell City junior Jeff Liggins was named to the Class 1 team...
Central picks up win before end of trip (03/28/05)
Central's baseball team did not leave Southaven, Miss., empty-handed, picking up a win Saturday as it finished play at the three-day Southaven Tournament. The Tigers finished the trip 1-4, beating Horn Lake (Miss.) 13-2 and losing to South Penola (Miss.) 5-4 on Saturday. Central is 2-4 overall...
Southeast softball defeats Morehead St. (03/28/05)
Southeast Missouri State University's softball team climbed to .500 in Ohio Valley Conference play with a 3-1 win Saturday at Morehead State. The Redhawks (14-10, 3-3) took two of three games from Morehead in the two-day series. Amy Fahnestock once again shut down the Eagles, pitching a complete game three-hitter. Fahnestock, who won both games in the series for Southeast, struck out nine and walked two...
Fitness, tennis center breaks ground (03/28/05)
After Saturday's groundbreaking for the Southeast Sports and Fitness Center, Cape Area Tennis Association president Al Mitchener said it will be good to have such a facility "in our own back yard." That hit particularly close to home for Shawn McNally, the Jackson businessman who is fulfilling a dream to have the facility built. After all, the building will be erected in what currently is his back yard...
FanSpeak 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Way to go, Redhawks; Maybe next year; Where's the hall?; Support for Stein; Who's in charge?; Thanks for writing; Good hire; A weather mystery
Westwood, Durant lead soggy Players (03/28/05)
Lee Westwood and Joe Durant ordinarily would be in ideal position at The Players Championship, tied for the lead and likely in the last group to tee off Sunday afternoon. All that got them was rest in what continued to shape up as a bizarre week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla...
In second year, Williams guides Tar Heels into national semis (03/28/05)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No one sacrificed more than Rashad McCants to make sure North Carolina got back to the Final Four. So it was only fitting that he made the plays when the Tar Heels needed him most. The star guard, no longer the team's leading scorer this year while accepting a more team-oriented role, swished a clutch 3-pointer and had two huge defensive stops down the stretch, leading top-seeded North Carolina past Wisconsin 88-82 Sunday in the final of the Syracuse Regional...
Grudzielanek stars in win vs. Marlins (03/28/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mark Grudzielanek had three hits, raising his spring training average to .380 in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-3 win over the Florida Marlins on Sunday. "There has been no pressure," said Grudzielanek, St. Louis' new second baseman. "It has been a good spring because my head is clear. I don't have a whole lot of stress and the guys have made it easy for me."...
Spartans have answer for Kentucky's prayer (03/28/05)
AUSTIN, Texas -- A 3-point prayer, answered. One overtime, then another. And when the dust settled on the most breathtaking finish of an astonishing weekend, Michigan State was holding the last ticket to the Final Four. Patrick Sparks' desperation 3 at the end of regulation danced oh-so softly on the rim, bouncing four times before falling through for Kentucky. But wait -- was his right toe on the line?...
Stanford ends UConn's title streak (03/28/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Women's basketball will have a new champion this year -- finally. Connecticut's remarkable run is over. Stanford made all the right plays down the stretch and got 21 points from freshman sensation Candice Wiggins to beat Connecticut 76-59 on Sunday night in the semifinals of the Kansas City Regional...
Little goes to trial for DWI today in St. Louis (03/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The stakes are high as St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little goes to trial today on a persistent offender charge for felony driving while intoxicated. Little, 30, was arrested April 24 on Interstate 64 in the St. Louis suburb Ladue and charged with speeding and DWI. Police say he failed three field sobriety tests. No one was injured. He pleaded not guilty to both charges...
Ichiro is sizzling in Arizona (03/28/05)
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ichiro Suzuki is at it again. Sure, it's only spring training, but Seattle's star outfielder is slapping the ball silly. He was leading the Cactus League with a .531 average and 26 hits -- best in the majors -- going into the weekend...
Sorenstam earns major win (03/28/05)
The suspense was over before the leaders left the putting green and headed for the first tee. The question wasn't whether Annika Sorenstam would win her fifth straight tournament and the first major championship of the year, but by how much. Plenty, it turned out, as Sorenstam turned a runaway into a blowout Sunday, shooting a final-round 68 to finish at 15 under and win the Nabisco Championship by eight shots...
Illini definitely have the magic (03/28/05)
Does Illinois appear to be a basketball team of destiny this season, or what? That's about the only way I can explain Saturday night's incredible comeback against Arizona that forced overtime and led to a wild 90-89 victory in the Chicago Regional final...
Sports briefs 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Baseball...
Charter faces stiff competition (03/28/05)
Charter Communications is doing everything it can to fend off the increasing competition of satellite. That stiff competition has led to some new services for customers who have opted not to switch to DISH Network or DirecTV. Charter Communications announced last week that it is now offering Charter high-speed Internet customers music and movie downloads -- by subscription -- with its upgraded Web portal...
Trump fires 'wiseguy' lawyer (03/28/05)
NEW YORK -- After Erin Elmore dissed Donald Trump's advisers on the latest episode of NBC's "The Apprentice," Trump gave the sassy lawyer the kiss off. "All I was doing was appealing to Mr. Trump's independent decision-making ability," Elmore said Friday. "It's his name on the line. He makes decisions by himself all day long. He's a big boy."...
Oh moves forward from 'Sideways' (03/28/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Sandra Oh, who played a freewheeling single mom in "Sideways," gets tough as a surgical intern in ABC's medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." But Oh, who spent six years on the cable TV series "Arli$$," first had to dissect "more corporate input" than she expected in her first major project for a broadcast network...
'Guess Who' debuts at theaters with $21 million (03/28/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Two guesses on who topped the weekend box office. The Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher comedy "Guess Who," an update to the 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," debuted at No. 1 with $21 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
People on the move 03/28/05 (03/28/05)
Cross Trails hires family nurse practitioner; Cape man completes safety program; Lawyer honored for service as fund chairman; Real estate agent wins Century 21 award; Realty Executives names awards, new employees
Prices and the miracle of markets (03/28/05)
We're all grossly ignorant about most things that we use and encounter in our daily lives, but each of us is knowledgeable about tiny, relatively inconsequential things. For example, a baker might be the best baker in town, but he's grossly ignorant about virtually all the inputs that allow him to be the best baker. What is he likely to know about what goes into the processing of the natural gas that fuels his oven? For that matter, what does he know about oven manufacture?...
Home sellers start worrying as mortgage rates inch up (03/28/05)
MARIETTA, Ga. -- A four-bedroom ranch home with a finished basement and swimming pool overlooking a golf course fairway in one of Georgia's top school districts should be a steal for $309,000. Not for owner Sherry Hersh, who blames rising interest rates for keeping her home on the market for nearly a year...
Expanding (03/28/05)
For Dale Amelunke, buying his new satellite radio last Christmas was about one thing -- avoiding commercials. "I hate having to listen to them," said the 39-year-old Pocahontas resident. "I like just turning to the radio and not having to worry about what people have on sale."...
Business memo 03/28/05 (03/28/05)
Scott City firm buys video packaging product line; WIB sponsoring job fair in Advance next month
Neva Davis (03/28/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Neva D. Davis, 96, of Anna died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at City Care Center in Anna. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Edna Sneathen (03/28/05)
Edna Emelia Sneathen, 78, of Gordonville died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Cape Town Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Gordonville, daughter of Frederick and Verna Barger Ueleke. She and Douglas "Doc" Sneathen were married Jan. 25, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 15, 1993...
Elsinore Fowler (03/28/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Selena Elsinore Fowler, 84, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. She was born March 17, 1921, near Acorn Ridge, Mo., daughter of Albert and Bessie Shipman Green. She and Chester Fowler were married Nov. 1, 1941, in Ardeola, Mo. He died Jan. 11, 2001...
Vesta Karraker (03/28/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Vesta C. Karraker, 90, of Anna died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Survivors include a son, Victor Karraker of Henderson, Ky. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna...
Fire reports 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: * At 9:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2000 block of Big Bend Road. * At 11:46 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of South Sprigg Street. Firefighters responded to the following item on Sunday:...
Police reports 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Kimberly A. Shy, 32, of 807 Kain, Oran, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and running a stop sign...
Out of the past 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
25 years ago: March 28, 1980 The Cape Girardeau County Court has decided to advertise for bids to construct a new, two-lane bridge at Whitewater and move the one-lane steel truss superstructure to Allenville to replace a bridge which collapsed over the Diversion Channel there almost three years ago...
End-of-life directives (03/28/05)
Springfield News-Leader Karen Ann Quinlen. Nancy Cruzan. Christine Busalacchi. Terri Schiavo. The four women never met, but their names are entwined in the tragedy that comes whenever a family's private grief becomes an object of public debate. All four lay in a hospital bed, kept alive by artificial means, unable to communicate, while family, attorneys, judges and politicians argued over what they would have wanted...
Bankruptcy laws (03/28/05)
Minot (N.D.) Daily News The Senate has approved sweeping changes in the nation's bankruptcy laws, concluding many years of debate about the proper balance between individual responsibility and the notion that people deserve to have a fresh financial start. The Senate measure, which after House approval will be signed into law by President Bush, strikes a better balance in an area of law that has become rife with abuse. .....
Food pantries (03/28/05)
Regardless of the season, food pantries across Southeast Missouri serve a vital need in their communities. Hundreds of local families wouldn't have access to nutritious food if it weren't for the assistance they receive from local food pantries. Statistics show that 7.7 percent of U.S. ...
Senate needs checks and balances (03/28/05)
To the editor: Next month the U.S. Senate will most likely vote on what the Republicans call the nuclear option. This is about radical Republicans' grasping for absolute power so they can appoint Supreme Court justices that favor corporate interests and an extreme right agenda over the rest of us...
Speak Out 3/28/05 (03/28/05)
Philly is trashiest; Use solar energy; Bring back the board; Part of the problem; Living will on file; Try fingerprinting; Poverty knows no season; Little things matter; Smoking ban; Not involved; Focus on teaching; Litter's roots; Preparing for death; Send inmates to fight
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