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Stories from Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Three Rivers suit of little concern to many students (03/29/05)
Forget the legalities and the battle of right and wrong. A simple matter of distance prompted 18-year-old Daniel Lance to show up for a registration session for Three Rivers Community College on Monday. "It's closer to home. I don't have to travel so far," said Lance, a senior at Scott City High School. "I don't really know anything about the lawsuit."...
Five seek two Cape ward seats (03/29/05)
Voters in two Cape Girardeau city wards will vote next Tuesday in contested races to fill vacancies on the city council. Three candidates will square off in Ward 3, located in the central part of the city, including a last-minute write-in candidate. City clerk Gayle Conrad said there hasn't been a write-in candidate for city council in at least 14 years...
Jackson showing interest in fighting litter problems (03/29/05)
If Cape Girardeau, as its mayor has stated, has indeed declared war on litter in Cape Girardeau, the city now has western allies. Jackson Mayor Paul Sander appointed nine people to attend Cape Girardeau's litter council, which held its first meeting last week drawing 26 people, including officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Gov. Matt Blunt touts tort reform legislation at ceremony in Cape (03/29/05)
Flanked by local doctors and lawmakers, Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt touted a new tort reform law at a ceremonial bill signing Monday in Cape Girardeau at Saint Francis Medical Center. The Cape Girardeau stop was the last of the governor's visits around the state Monday in advance of his plans to sign the legislation this afternoon in Jefferson City...
Learning briefs 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
Phelps selected to state fine arts academy; Welter named to fall honor roll at UMR
The influence of American politics (03/29/05)
Editor's note: Erick Harris, a graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, is spending a semester in London for an internship in Parliament and is writing about his experiences. By Erick Harris Last summer, I was heavily embroiled in grassroots campaigning for Eugne "Pete" Frazier III in his valiant endeavor to become state representative. ...
Netters will host Govs (03/29/05)
Southeast Missouri State University's tennis team will host its second match of the season against Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay at 2 p.m. today. The Redhawks were victorious in their only home match to this point, defeating OVC foe Tennessee State 7-0. Southeast is 1-2 in conference play...
Cape council candidate profiles (03/29/05)
Ward 3 candidates Stan Wicks Age: 43 Occupation: President of Wicks Enterprises Inc., At Your Service Portable Toilets and a board member of Wicks Properties LLC. Serves on the Cape Girardeau Board of Examiners. Education: Has a high school equivalency degree. Holds a master electrician license and a contractor's license...
Redhawks will try to rebound vs. ASU (03/29/05)
Nothing regarding the Ohio Valley Conference will be at stake today when Southeast Missouri State hosts Arkansas State in a 3 p.m. nonleague game. But Southeast coach Mark Hogan insists the contest is important for the Redhawks' well-being after they lost two of three and generally played poorly over the weekend during their OVC-opening series at Murray State...
Democrats, Republicans funnel thousands into special elections (03/29/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Republican and Democratic parties are pouring big money into three special legislative elections that will occur next week. Republican Party committees and officeholders donated more than $230,000 to the races, while Democrats gave about $171,000 in the latest period, campaign finance reports filed Monday show. ...
Second mistrial declared in woman's death (03/29/05)
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- A judge declared the second mistrial in a week in the case of a southwest Missouri man charged with killing his wife. A lack of potential jurors caused Wright County Circuit Judge John Moody to declare a mistrial Monday in the case of Daniel Stewart, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kathy Stewart, an elementary school counselor in Ava...
Some Texas counties traded Social Security for private investments (03/29/05)
GALVESTON, Texas -- When county employees in Galveston learned 25 years ago that Social Security could be in trouble, they took a gamble on their retirement and opted out of the federal system. Ray Holbrook, a retired county judge who promoted the alternative to Social Security in 1980, acknowledged he didn't hit the jackpot with the private plan, which later was adopted in neighboring Brazoria and Matagorda counties...
Sony ordered to pay $90.7 million in PlayStation patent case (03/29/05)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sony Corp. has been ordered to pay $90.7 million and halt U.S. sales of PlayStation consoles for infringing on the patents of a company that develops and licenses touch-feedback technology to enhance video game realism. The trial judge granted a stay on the sales ban, however, pending Sony's expected appeal...
Sandwich, bowl of cereal meet diet guidelines (03/29/05)
WASHINGTON -- Go ahead, have a piece of bread. Have three. Make it whole-grain, and you'll be following government advice for eating right. Three servings of whole grains each day will reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It doesn't have to be bread. Brown or wild rice, oatmeal, cold cereal flakes, popcorn -- without the salt and butter -- and even trail mix will do...
Schiavo's parents say she is weak, emaciated (03/29/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Described by her father as weak and emaciated, Terri Schiavo clung to life Monday, as police stepped up security outside her hospice room and demonstrators prayed for last-minute government intervention in her case. Supporters of prolonging the severely brain-damaged woman's life carried their protests to the White House and Congress, while her father repeated his plea that she be kept alive...
Nation digest 03/29/05 (03/29/05)
Past allegations allowed in Michael Jackson case; Court weighs foreigner rights in death penalty
Spring break (03/29/05)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. Young men and women crawl across the sand, climb over a plywood wall and swing from overhead bars on an obstacle course as a sergeant in a camouflage Army uniform barks orders. n Basic training? No, spring break. The Army is hitting the beaches in search of volunteers among throngs of frolicking college and high school students. ...
Tribal leader's son arrested in shootings (03/29/05)
RED LAKE, Minn. -- The teenage son of the tribal chairman has been arrested in connection with last week's shootings on a Minnesota Indian reservation, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said Monday. Louis Jourdain, son of Floyd Jourdain Jr. and a student at Red Lake High School, where most of the killings took place, was arrested Sunday, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity...
South Asia recovers from panic over quake (03/29/05)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's west coast late Monday, killing scores of people whose homes collapsed on them and spreading panic across the Indian Ocean that another killer tsunami was on the way. Indonesia's vice president predicted up to 2,000 deaths...
World digest 03/29/05 (03/29/05)
Pope John Paul II skips post-Easter appearance; Another 2,000 Syrian troops leave Lebanon; U.S. bases in Afghanistan get $83 million upgrade; Nepalese police break up anti-monarch protests
Mules win Notre Dame Inv. (03/29/05)
Central and Notre Dame finished second and third, respectively, out of 15 teams Monday in the Notre Dame Invitational golf tournament at Brent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Blake Driskell led Central with an 80 for an eighth-place finish overall. Central's Kirk Lohmann and Notre Dame's Jon Blattel tied for ninth at 82...
Scott County Central will not bring back Porter as boys coach (03/29/05)
Storied high school basketball program Scott County Central will once again be in the market for a new boys coach after Melvin Porter's contract was not renewed. Porter, who had a 44-38 record in three years, is the third coach the Braves have had since legendary coach Ronnie Cookson stepped down after the 1994-1995 season. Cookson helmed the program for 25 years, leading Scott County to a state-record 12 state titles and a runner-up finish...
Funk grinds out a gem (03/29/05)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- It took five days for The Players Championship to resemble a major. Fred Funk had to wait even longer to show he's a big-time player. A former college golf coach and career grinder, Funk delivered clutch shots over the water and the only par putt that mattered, a 5-footer on the final hole that gave him a one-shot victory Monday in the toughest round the TPC at Sawgrass has ever had...
SMS will play for WNIT title (03/29/05)
Jenni Lingor scored 32 points to lead Southwest Missouri State to an 89-80 home victory over Iowa in the semifinals of the Women's NIT on Monday night. K.C. Cowgill finished with 21 points and Sarah Klaassen added 12 for Southwest Missouri (24-8). Kari Koch finished with 12 assists...
Sanders returns, hits HR in loss to Mets (03/29/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Less than two weeks after having his appendix removed, Reggie Sanders returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup and homered in a 13-10 loss to the New York Mets on Monday. Sanders was removed from the lineup March 17 because of abdominal pain. He had surgery the following day, and spent two days in the hospital before being released...
Venus, Serena to renew sibling rivalry (03/29/05)
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Venus and Serena Williams renew their sibling rivalry Tuesday night absent the fanfare that usually accompanies such showdowns. They're not playing in a Grand Slam tournament, or even a final. They'll meet for the first time since July 2003 in the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open, with Venus hoping to end a streak of six consecutive losses to her kid sister...
The last laugh (03/29/05)
CHICAGO -- Excuse the Big Ten if it gloats a bit these days. Dissed and dismissed all year as being weaker than the other power conferences, the Big Ten is showing its mettle when it counts. After putting three teams in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament, the Big Ten is sending Illinois and Michigan State to the Final Four this weekend...
Baylor books its first trip to final four (03/29/05)
Top-ranked LSU also returned to the semifinals. Baylor is headed to the Final Four for the first time. Sophia Young scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 2 seed Baylor beat top-seeded North Carolina 72-63 Monday night. Young was named MVP of the Tempe Regional in Tempe, Ariz...
Sports briefs 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
College * Andrew Bogut couldn't pass up the opportunity to be the top pick in the NBA draft. The Utah center announced Monday that he would forgo his final two years of eligibility to enter the draft, confirming what his coach, teammates and Utes fans have known was coming...
Some competition really stinks (03/29/05)
It's sad when a child's stinky feet can win cash. Noah Nielsen, 10, recently beat out six other contestants from around the country in the 30th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest in Vermont. For his odorous effort, Nielsen won a $500 savings bond, a $100 check for new sneakers and a supply of Odor-Eaters products...
Disguise wins woman part in 'Eyes' (03/29/05)
LOS ANGELES -- At an audition for the new ABC series "Eyes," creator John McNamara got a jolt when Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon whipped off a free-flowing wig to reveal her own hair pulled back in a bun. McNamara hadn't even realized she was wearing the wig. "It was just right for the part," he said. "The character's a chameleon ... she has to surprise you."...
Ray Alberson (03/29/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ray Alberson, 77, of Sikeston died Monday, March 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Sikeston, son of Earl and Rose Farren Alberson. He and Marilyn Greenlee were married May 28, 1950. Alberson retired as a mechanic with Missouri State Highway Department. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114...
Shirley Goode (03/29/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Shirley Goode, 83, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 7, 1921, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of Walter and Daisy Mae Young Landers. She and Hugh C. Goode were married Feb. 1, 1941, at Risco, Mo...
Lorraine Vavrik (03/29/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Lorraine Vavrik, 94, of Jonesboro died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna, Ill. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Ingvalson (03/29/05)
Virginia Ingvalson, 97, of Scott City died Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Scott City. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Neva Davis (03/29/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Neva Carter Davis, 96, of Anna died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at City Care Center. She was born March 13, 1909, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Willis and Susan Prater Earnhart. She first married Dennis Carter, and later married Raymond Davis...
Nora Tripp (03/29/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Nora Marie Tripp, 92, of Anna died Monday, March 28, 2005, at the home of a son. She was born Jan. 26, 1913, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Elijah O. and Annie C. Smoot Earnhart. She and Henry Earl Tripp were married April 27, 1933, in Anna. He died Nov. 24, 1982...
Elda Kutscher (03/29/05)
Elda Schlimpert Kutscher, asleep in Jesus, Sunday, March 27, 2005. Wife of the late Albert Kutscher; dear mother of Joyce (Jerry) Lehman and John Kutscher; grandmother of Jeffrey and James Lehman; dear aunt and friend to many. Visitation at Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Mo., Wednesday 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, Mo., 10 a.m. until time of service...
Norvel Green (03/29/05)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Norvel Joe Green, 56, of East Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Norvel and Mary Marie Staples Green. He and Ruth Ann Mansker were married Dec. 8, 1970...
Imogene Sebek (03/29/05)
Imogene F. Sebek, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born April 29, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Floyd and Minnie Pierce Ford. She and Tony J. Sebek were married Nov. 28, 1953, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
Westbrooks; Rivers; Amos; Lewis; O'Brien
Police reports 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Joseph M. Jones, 22, of Mounds, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault. * Brandy L. Martin, 19, of Pope Air Force Base, N.C., was arrested on suspicion of stealing from Famous Barr...
Fire reports 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * At 5:49 p.m., emergency medical service at 3439 William Street. * At 6:52 p.m., special alarm at 2075 Corporate Circle. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
25 years ago: March 29, 1980 After a career that spanned nearly 40 years, John Lloyd Blue retired yesterday as executive editor of The Southeast Missourian; he was hired in July 1940 to fill in for vacationing staff writers for a weekly check of $17.50...
Making cuts - Missouri government is following business trends (03/29/05)
According to Missouri's Official Manual, there are approximately 63,000 employees in state government, not counting those in higher education....
The Yoder case (03/29/05)
When Rodney Yoder was being held in the Chester Mental Health Center in Illinois, he was a regular caller to the news departments of any news organization that would accept his calls. He was, in some respects, a pest -- although a loquacious one whose verbal acuity could be both impressive and tiring...
Blacks tour slave-built homes (03/29/05)
To the editor: Sam Blackwell's column, "Pictures of Southern charm," was anything but charming. Blackwell wrote of his recent tour of antebellum homes in Natchez, Miss.: "No black people were on the tours, except those working for the mansion owners or selling pralines outside. Would you tour mansions built on the backs of your enslaved ancestors?"...
Report littering when you see it (03/29/05)
To the editor: Shame on Cape Girardeau. Cape is a dirty, littered town. It has potholes and cracked pavement in need of repair. These problems go untouched. Civic organizations mount cleanup efforts. That's great, but it shouldn't be necessary. Now the idea of using prisoners to clean up litter has been advanced. Great idea, but nothing new...
Fraud can be controlled without cuts (03/29/05)
To the editor: Those advocating for low-income Missourians are concerned about Medicaid fraud. If Missouri enacted a state version of the Federal False Claims Act, millions could be recovered. Eleven states have vigorously prosecuted provider fraud. Texas has recovered $45 million in settlements from the pharmaceutical industry...
Speak Out 3/29/05 (03/29/05)
Positive support at CMS; Unused sidewalks; Trash slogan; Healthy downtown; Sad situation; Eroding roadway; Trash in pickups; Cemetery flowers; Where's the money?; No vote, no fear; Excessive charging; Tracking technology; Litter suggestions; Publicize predators; Is litter worse?; We're being suckered
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