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Stories from Thursday, April 14, 2005

'42nd Street' familiar territory for school (04/14/05)
It must be the season of musicals -- less than two weeks after a strong showing of "Guys and Dolls" opened at Southeast Missouri State University, Notre Dame Regional High School brings the classic "42nd Street" to its stage, reviving a show it produced 17 years ago...
Increase in Cape utilities planned for July (04/14/05)
Cape Girardeau residents can expect to pay more for trash, sewer and water service starting July 1. The city wants to raise the water fee by 2.5 percent, sewer fee by 3 percent and trash fee by 4 percent. Also proposed is a $2 per ton rate increase that customers dropping off trash at the transfer station would pay. The current dumping charge at the transfer station is $35.61 a ton...
A hamburger maker who made history dies (04/14/05)
Wimpy's was the last of Cape Girardeau's true burger joints, where carhops in the 1950s served cherry Cokes and cheeseburgers to rowdy teens who later in life would continue popping in to talk sports, swap jokes or just to see its affable white-aproned owner...
Advocacy centers for children facing cuts (04/14/05)
Proposed budget cuts by Gov. Matt Blunt have child advocacy centers across the state and in Southeast Missouri worried about their ability to provide services. The governor has proposed cutting all state funding -- $1.89 million -- to Missouri's 15 child advocacy centers, which includes the SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence in Cape Girardeau. ...
Perryville woman injured in accident (04/14/05)
A Perryville, Mo., woman received moderate injuries Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on Route B, just south of Perryville, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Patrol reports that Cindy Pecaut, 38, was injured when the Ford Explorer she was driving slid off the roadway and overturned several times before striking a building...
Whitewater teen injured in accident (04/14/05)
A Whitewater teenager received serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night when the car he was riding in struck two cows in the road, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Kevin Rhodes, 15, was riding with driver Aaron Kinder, 17, also of Whitewater, on Route N in Cape Girardeau County five miles west of Delta when the accident occurred...
Three arrested on drug-related charges (04/14/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Law enforcement authorities arrested two Farmington, Mo., men in western Perry County Tuesday morning on charges of class B felony distribution of a controlled substance. Arrested were Thomas A. Patterson, 50, and his son, Wade A. ...
Broadway traffic will be detoured (04/14/05)
A section of Broadway from Penny Avenue to West End Boulevard will be closed Friday from 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Kiefner Brothers will be moving a large crane requiring the closing of the street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Penny Avenue to Cecilia Street then through Capaha Park on Parkview Drive to West End Boulevard...
Jackson workers tackle debris left by flash flooding (04/14/05)
Tuesday's thunderstorms caused the worst flash flooding in select parts of Jackson since 1986, some residents are saying. At the city park, it looked as if a colony of confused beavers had taken over the premises, as thick piles of sticks and debris, looking something like small beaver dams, were stacked against almost every tree and fence on the lower end of the park...
Flood-plain revision relieves many of need for insurance (04/14/05)
Federal flood-control improvements along Cape LaCroix Creek and Walker Branch have greatly narrowed the flood plain to the point that most owners of residential and commercial property along Cape Girardeau's two major drainage channels no longer have to buy flood insurance, city officials said Wednesday...
Volunteering brings rewards to area residents (04/14/05)
For Rosie Phegley of Cape Girardeau, volunteering at the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging isn't just answering phones. It's a way for her to meet community needs while helping people. Phegley volunteers through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which has provided services to Cape Girardeau and Scott counties by volunteers 55 and older for 32 years...
Smells like trouble (04/14/05)
Ah, spring: Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and 40 million red-eyed American allergy sufferers are sneezing up a storm. Spring allergies, brought about by grass and tree pollen and some mold spores, are in full bloom, says Dr. Michael Critchlow of Allergy Partners in Doctors' Park. Common tree pollens that produce allergic reactions are oak, birch, maple, elm, sycamore and cottonwood...
Repeat upset denied (04/14/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Against an offense as potent as Missouri's, a team just can't give up any extra chances. The 13th-ranked Tigers have proved they will take every advantage given to them. The Southeast Missouri State baseball team gave up too many bases and gave away too many at-bats during a 10-2 loss to Missouri on Wednesday night at Taylor Stadium...
Setting the bag limit on recycling (04/14/05)
Plastic bags litter the ground along highways. Blown by the wind, they get tangled up in fence rows and stuck in the underbrush. When they're not littering the ground, they're mostly being dumped in Cape Girardeau's trash and ultimately end up in a regional landfill...
Military digest 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
Frank completes Navy basic training...
Community digest 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
Riverside celebrating National Library Week; Relay for Life plans plant sale in Jackson; Scott County historical society meeting Saturday; Presentation on Lincoln's funeral to be held Sunday; Car wash planned for Boys and Girls Clubs; Friends of the Park Day scheduled for April 23; Cape Girardeau Parks Day plans cleanup ; Talent contest at Christ Church of the Heartland ; Northern Cherokee Nation to hold meeting; Park Day at Jackson planned for April 30; Nurses' association sponsors rummage sale; Pennies From Heaven auction to be held May 6; 'X' Broadway cruisers to meet next month
Community cuisine 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
Benefit chili supper at Covenant Christian Center; Hobbs Chapel serving chicken, dumplings, ham; Dinner, Hee Haw show at First General Baptist
Run for the money (04/14/05)
Every year, Carolyn Housman intends to do better. This year, she tells herself, she's not going to let herself fall behind. But on Wednesday, the Benton, Mo., resident found herself in the offices of H&R Block in Cape Girardeau doing what she promised she wouldn't -- filing her income taxes at the last minute, two days before the April 15 deadline...
Haley tries to pin down QB position (04/14/05)
Many football coaches would be mighty worried if their likely starting quarterback has attempted just 15 passes in his college career. Don't count Southeast Missouri State's Tim Billings among that group, although Billings admits he would not be human if he didn't have at least a few concerns...
Knippen earns OVC's field athlete honor (04/14/05)
Southeast Missouri State senior Brian Knippen was chosen as the Ohio Valley Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following his performance at the Mississippi Invitational this past weekend. Knippen won the shot put with an OVC-best throw of 55 feet, 5 inches. Knippen also finished sixth in the discus with a mark of 155-10, second-best in the OVC so far this year...
Community Q&A 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
Name: Melody Anderson...
House backs $19 billion budget (04/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As Republicans took credit for tough but fiscally responsible choices and Democrats complained of cruel cuts to services for the needy and disabled, the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a roughly $19.1 billion state operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year...
With passage of school funding plan, effort turns to paying for it (04/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Now that the Senate has given initial approval to legislation rewriting the state's funding formula for public schools, the debate turns to how to pay for the new system. The Senate plan, passed late Tuesday after nearly nine hours of debate, would increase basic state aid for schools from $2.4 billion to about $3.1 billion, not counting items paid separately, such as transportation aid. ...
Nixon sues turkey processing plant (04/14/05)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon and the city have sued a plant that makes oil from turkey waste, seeking to put a stop to the foul odor it emits. Residents have filed numerous complaints against Renewable Environmental Solutions, but Nixon said only court action may force the company to change its ways...
Feds raise restrictions for labs' virus access (04/14/05)
WASHINGTON -- Even as they sought to reassure a wary public, federal health officials detailed plans Wednesday to restrict the number of labs that can handle deadly flu viruses like the ones sent to thousands of facilities worldwide. "We are working on the side of caution," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Rudolph calls bombings a blow against abortion (04/14/05)
ATLANTA -- In the end, Eric Rudolph proclaimed himself willing to take the lives of others in his personal war on abortion -- but he was not willing to sacrifice his own life. Bargaining away his freedom in order to escape the death penalty, Rudolph pleaded guilty Wednesday to bombing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and carrying out three other attacks on abortion clinics and a gay nightclub across the South...
Nation briefs 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
Lighters now among items banned from planes; House votes to end federal estate taxes; FDA advisers recommend lifting silicone implant ban; Woman who claimed finger in food won't sue
Afghan leader seeks long-term military partnership with U.S. (04/14/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Catching U.S. officials slightly off guard, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is seeking a long-term security partnership that could keep U.S. troops there indefinitely and make permanent the military relationship that began when American forces invaded his country in 2001...
Faithful file past pope's grave (04/14/05)
VATICAN CITY -- A single usher stood before the white slab marking the grave. Politely, he accepted religious trinkets from pilgrims filing past beyond the ropes, placing them briefly on the gravestone for a blessing and handing them back. A woman gave him a rosary. A man presented him a small pile of medals...
U.N. passes treaty aimed against nuclear terrorism (04/14/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- After a seven-year struggle, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a global treaty Wednesday to prevent nuclear terrorism, making it a crime to possess radioactive material or weapons with the intention of committing a terrorist act. The treaty is meant to be a new safeguard to make sure that nuclear material does not fall into the hands of terrorist groups. ...
Gaza settlers stockpile supplies (04/14/05)
NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip -- Jewish settlers in Gaza have collected hundreds of tents and are stockpiling food for thousands of supporters they expect to arrive in coming days to help resist this summer's evacuation. Removal of the 21 settlements from Gaza and four from the West Bank is shaping up as a traumatic social episode in Israel's history. ...
World briefs 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
Prime minister-designate steps down in Lebanon; Eight of nine suspects cleared in ricin plot; Japan officials approve drilling in disputed sea
American shown on video after kidnapping (04/14/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Indiana man, scared and clutching his passport to his chest, was shown at gunpoint on a videotape aired by Al-Jazeera television Wednesday, two days after he was kidnapped from a water treatment plant near Baghdad. The station said he pleaded for his life and urged U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq...
Brown's two goals lift St. Vincent to victory (04/14/05)
Brooke Brown scored a pair of goals to lead St. VIncent to a 2-1 home win against De Soto on Wednesday. Brown scored both goals in the second half, including the game-winning goal in the 66th minute. Lacey Siegmund and Kelsey Kutz had assists. Michelle Herzog made 10 saves in goal for St. Vincent (7-3)...
Hinton wins title in third annual Central Middle School tourney (04/14/05)
Adam Hinton rallied to defeat Prithvi Rudrappa in the Central Middle School's third annual Chess Tournament this year. The event was coordinated by librarian Vickie Howard and fifth-grade teacher Mary Ellen Malone. Local chessmaster Jonathan Budil, who has been assisted by Cape Girardeau Chess Club members Dave Koehler and Chuck Barnhart in providing weekly lessons for the students, was the tournament director...
St. Louis handed an easy schedule (04/14/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A Sunday night game in Dallas and a Monday night game in Indianapolis are among the highlights of the St. Louis Rams' 2005 regular-season schedule, the Rams announced Wednesday. The Rams' opponents had a combined record of 114-142 last season, giving St. Louis the easiest schedule in the NFL based on 2004 results...
Government, soccer officials ponder responses to acts of violence (04/14/05)
ROME -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday that "drastic measures" may be needed to stem the rise of violence at Italian soccer stadiums, a day after a fan hit a goalkeeper with a flare in a European Champions League quarterfinal. Soccer's European governing body said it will decide Friday on what punishment to impose on Internazionale of Milan. ...
Nike big winner on Tiger's shot (04/14/05)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- It was a Masters moment that will forever linger in memory: Tiger Woods' chip shot crawling to the lip of the cup, the ball teetering for what seemed like an eternity, its tiny swoosh slowly rolling up into view before dropping in...
Reds prevail in Graves' situation (04/14/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Choosing to face Albert Pujols with the bases loaded was a no-brainer for Danny Graves. Nursing a one-run lead and with runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Cincinnati Reds manager Dave Miley had his closer walk Larry Walker intentionally to load the bases. The move worked out perfectly when the St. Louis Cardinals' most dangerous hitter grounded into a double play, ending the Reds' 6-5 victory on Wednesday...
D.C. prepares for first game since 1971 season (04/14/05)
WASHINGTON -- As a kid in the 1940s, Bowie Kuhn ran the hand-operated scoreboard for the original Washington Senators at now-departed Griffith Stadium. As the commissioner of Major League Baseball decades later, the native Washingtonian tried in vain to keep a team in the nation's capital...
Professor Tony (04/14/05)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tony Stewart has gotten many lectures during his time in Nextel Cup. Giving them? Now, that's something new for the former NASCAR champion. "All right everybody, straighten up," Stewart, a grin on his face, told the 30 students as he began his guest professorship Tuesday in NASCAR Marketing at the University of South Carolina...
McCants among those who declare for NBA draft (04/14/05)
North Carolina found out about the first of its four underclassmen who could leave school early. Rashad McCants, the second-leading scorer for the national champion Tar Heels, said Wednesday that he would apply for the NBA draft and skip his senior season...
Apple Creek range to close temporarily (04/14/05)
The Apple Creek rifle and pistol range will be closed beginning Monday for major reconstruction of the berms. The Department of Conservation expects the facility to reopen May 27.
Increasing awareness of Parkinson's (04/14/05)
Awareness is a good thing. This month, most of us are aware of April showers, certainly of having to dig deep to pay off Uncle Sam. But how many of you are aware of Parkinson's disease? It is, after all, Parkinson's Awareness Month. With the recent death of Pope John Paul II, it may be more in our consciousness. ...
Finding out how good you can be (04/14/05)
April 14, 2005 Dear Julie, In high school I played in the orchestra for our production of "Bye Bye Birdie," a forgettable bit of fluff on no one's list of favorite musicals. Nevertheless, the rehearsals were exciting. While spring was arriving outside the auditorium doors, the cast and teachers and musicians and backstage crew spent every evening trying to bring a show to life. ...
BET cancels nightly news program (04/14/05)
NEW YORK -- BET canceled its "Nightly News," saying it instead will offer news briefs throughout the day, specials about newsworthy events and an urban affairs show, "The Cousin Jeff Chronicles," that will run four times a year. Robert Johnson, founder of the leading cable channel for black viewers, said the change does not represent a lessening of BET's news commitment. He said it would improve how BET offers news...
Frank Miller (04/14/05)
Frank E. Miller III, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Stark (04/14/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Roy Stark, 68, of Florissant, Mo., died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at his home. He was born June 26, 1936, in Union County, Ill., son of Roy and Nancy Hammer Stark. Stark was a member of Reynoldsville Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War...
Virginia Coleman (04/14/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Virginia "Eileen" Coleman, 80, of Sikeston died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Miner Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of James A. and Ida S. Boyd Coleman. Survivors include three brothers, Jim Coleman of Jessup, Md., Ted Coleman of Puxico, Mo., Dewayne Coleman of Sikeston; three sisters, Linda Mays of Mount Morris, Mich., Cindy Lee and Darlene Stroud of Morehouse, Mo...
Claude Housman Jr. (04/14/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Claude Housman Jr., 66, of Benton died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at his home. He was born July 26, 1938, at Deventer, Mo., son of Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman. He and Evelyn Shoffner were married Aug. 23, 1959. Housman was formerly of Scott and Mississippi counties. He was a truck driver with Pullen Trucking Co., retiring in 1997...
Billie Lewis (04/14/05)
Billie J. Lewis, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Des Arc, Mo., son of Fred and Ethel Miller Lewis. He and Florence Felter were married May 9, 1964, in Cape Girardeau. Lewis moved to Cape Girardeau in 1938 from Des Arc. He was involved with the family business, Wimpy's Restaurant on North Kingshighway, from 1942 to 1973. He then owned and operated the restaurant on South Kingshighway until retiring in 1997...
Gloria Cronan (04/14/05)
MALDEN, Mo. -- Gloria Bernice Cronan, 70, of Malden died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 13, 1935, at Holcomb, Mo., daughter of Edward Eli and Mattie Marie Durbin Eagan. She and Welton Cronan were married in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Nora Myers (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Nora Edith "Jim" Myers, 87, of East Prairie died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born May 23, 1917, in East Prairie, daughter of Charles S. and Della Pierce Kirkindall. She and Floyd William "Son" Myers were married in March 1935. He died Oct. 17, 1971...
Billy Anderson (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Billy Dale Anderson, 82, of East Prairie died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, Ind. He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Goah Winfield and Della Rae Speights Anderson. He and Edith Laverne Crum were married Oct. 26, 1948, at East Prairie. She died Jan. 10, 2004...
Raymond Quinn Sr. (04/14/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Raymond J. Quinn Sr., 81, of Perryville died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1924, in St. Louis County, son of Roy and Martha Kansky Quinn. He and Claire Hebert were married March 11, 1975...
Betty Rapp (04/14/05)
Betty Ann Reed Rapp, 76, of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., died Tuesday, March 12, 2005, in Ventura, Calif. She was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Jackson. She and Jerome "Jerry" Rapp were married April 10, 1947, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He died March 10, 2004. Mrs. Rapp was a graduate of Jackson High School. She had lived in Rancho Bernardo 35 years...
Robert Meisenheimer (04/14/05)
Robert Ervin Meisenheimer, 59, of Oak Ridge died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert W. and Wilma Ervin Meisenheimer. Mr. Meisenheimer was a chauffeur with AAA Limo Service of Texarkana, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau, and past member of Cape Girardeau Eagles and Odd Fellows Lodge...
Virgil Friese (04/14/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Virgil H. Friese, 90, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Oak Tree Villa Nursing Center. He was born March 1, 1915, near Sedgewickville, son of Ira M. and Ella Statler Friese. His father passed away when Virgil was 14...
Eugene Arnzen (04/14/05)
Eugene J. Arnzen, 81, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 16, 1923, at Laflin, Mo., son of August and Mary Ann Scharonborg Arnzen. He and Loretta A. Steinnerd were married May 28, 1949...
Out of the past 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
25 years ago: April 14, 1980 The Cape Girardeau County Court has hired L. Robert Kimball and Associates, a Kansas City, Mo., engineering and appraisal firm, to assist County Assessor Jerry L. Reynolds in drawing up a county reassessment plan to submit to the state tax commission by June 2...
Economics 2005: Traditional terms don't apply to current problems (04/14/05)
Politicians, academics, economists and analysts are consistently using common historical terms to describe present economic conditions. These terms, however, have no contemporary relevance. Applying the traditional terms to current problems renders the descriptions senseless....
Playing post office (04/14/05)
The announcement that the U.S. Postal Service plans to move back to its former location on North Frederick Street in Cape Girardeau came as a mixed blessing. Cape Girardeans have been saddled with a temporary post office on Christine Street for a year while the postal service and the owner of the Frederick Street building negotiated over roof repairs the tenant claimed needed to be made. The Christine Street site is difficult to get to and has little public parking...
Funding needed for child advocacy (04/14/05)
To the editor: It has come to my attention that the governor's proposed budget for 2005-2006 does not include any funding for child advocacy centers in Missouri. Child advocacy centers provide a variety of services including forensic care, advocacy and counseling to children who have been sexually or physically abused...
Blunt holds line on higher-ed funds (04/14/05)
To the editor: Gov. Matt Blunt deserves a public thank you for standing firm in his support of higher education. Blunt has always said Missouri's colleges and universities are important to him. He proved it with the proposed budget he submitted to the legislature last week...
Speak Out 4/14/05 (04/14/05)
No comparison; Looking for money; Love the children; Study the market; Ticket offenders; Population growth; Bad location; No vote, no buy; Brilliant strategy; Beautiful ham; Ethanol subsidy; Make better case; Courting disaster; Keep it separate; Layoff notification; Paying for trip; Cut back on bus trips; McClure cleanup; Elaborate building; Dog in danger; Scott City cleanup; Too many taxes; Tuition, not bonds
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