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Stories from Monday, April 25, 2005

Helping all faiths (04/25/05)
Ron Wahlers, owner of Wahlco/DW Tool, and his wife, Virginia have twice been recipients of Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Mid-Missouri adoption services. Their daughters, Anastasia, 10, and Alexandra, soon to be 10, were adopted five years ago and it is in honor of the girls that the Wahlerses have donated $25,000 to LFCS. They have donated that amount for the past three years. He said, "I'm just lucky we can do it. Hopefully some day we can do more."...
Area science teacher's efforts win recognition from President Bush (04/25/05)
There's really no telling what you'll find in Russell Grammer's fourth-grade classroom. Along the back wall, glass and plastic tanks hold a variety of creepy-crawlies. In one tank, a garden snake is curled under an empty turtle shell. In another, salamanders laze on small rocks. Next door to the salamanders is a plastic container filled with tadpoles...
Dealing with dumps (04/25/05)
In the southwest part of Cape Girardeau County, the leaves have grown just enough to create a green canopy over several county roads. County Road 255 is one of those roads. The mostly gravel path winds from Route A near Whitewater to Route U. There are a few well-kept, humble houses along the way, most of which have a front porch for sitting...
Some seniors turning to brain screening (04/25/05)
DALLAS -- Bill Crist was angry and upset when his doctor diagnosed him with dementia. But the 64-year-old retired pharmacist felt a little better after going to the Center for BrainHealth for an evaluation, which showed his language skills and memory were still quite strong...
National crime victims' rights week recognized locally (04/25/05)
Events to honor victims of crime were held locally during national crime victims' rights week, April 10 to 16. A flower ceremony honoring and remembering Cape Girardeau County victims, organized by the Victims Services office of the Cape Girardeau police department, the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney's office and the local office of the Department of Probation and Parole was held at Cape Girardeau County Park North on April 12. ...
Veterans Home honors volunteers at Appreciation Night (04/25/05)
Volunteers with at least 24 hours of service during 2004 were honored at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night recently at the Cape Girardeau Missouri Veterans Home. The volunteers served, combined, approximtely 24,184 hours in 2004. ** Volunteers of the Year...
Players evacuate national champion (04/25/05)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina players Sean May, Raymond Felton and Marvin Williams are entering the NBA draft, leaving the NCAA champion Tar Heels without their top seven scorers for next season. "I've coached a lot of great players and these three here are at the top of the list," coach Roy Williams said during a news conference Friday on the floor at Dean Smith Center...
Connolly goes undrafted but signs as free agent with Jaguars (04/25/05)
The initial disappointment of not being selected in the NFL draft quickly gave way to satisfaction for Southeast Missouri State offensive lineman Dan Connolly. Connolly had been regarded as a probable late-round pick, but his name was not among the 255 players called when the seven-round draft concluded late Sunday afternoon...
Cool weather doesn't hurt wildflowers in area tour (04/25/05)
About 50 Chateau Girardeau residents and community members came out Sunday to see Big Daddy and the Wild Spring Beauties. What sounds like a rock band was actually two of the many varieties of plants blooming along the Chateau Wildflowers Trail. Master gardeners Betsy Kunz and Ruth Illers of Jackson gave tours of the trail to groups of about five each during the fourth annual event...
Community digest 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
Community donations sought for SADI yard sale; Salvation Army serves Meals with Friends; Board fair presents member information
Prescribed burns may return to Shawnee National Forest (04/25/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- After years of absence, fire could be returning as a management tool in the Shawnee National Forest. The proposed new forest management plan calls for prescribed burns on about 12,000 acres, or about 4 percent of the forest, annually...
Animal advocates hit the road to combat pet overpopulation (04/25/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Animal rights advocates are taking to the streets their efforts to spay and neuter animals in a city where they say pet overpopulation has reached a crisis level. Spay and Neuter Kansas City, a collaborative effort of animal-welfare groups and Kansas City Animal Control started in 2002, has outfitted a 1989 Ford Econoline van with a special veterinary unit. The mobile clinic will visit problem neighborhoods and alter animals at little or no cost...
Pets, humans get stupid for shot at TV fame (04/25/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The cameras were rolling as Willy the wiener dog stopped his trick for a blissful restroom break center stage. Nearby, Quarter Pounder, a 650-pound miniature bull from Olathe, Kan., decided he had waited long enough for his shot at stardom. With a flick of one horn, he convinced his master -- and any other humans standing too close -- that it was time to leave. Now...
Dodd urges Bolton to withdraw as nominee for U.N. ambassador post (04/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations should withdraw from consideration or risk embarrassing the president, a Senate Democrat said Sunday. The White House said it stood by John R. Bolton. A Republican colleague said "it's too close to call" as to whether the Senate will confirm Bolton, who awaits a vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 12...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta scores high in insurance industry crash tests (04/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- The 2005 Volkswagen Jetta received good ratings in front and side crash tests, the insurance industry reported Sunday in an evaluation of midsize vehicles. Researchers rated 15 midsize vehicles with a base price of less than $21,000. The Jetta, the only newly tested vehicle, comes standard with air bags intended to protect the occupants head, chest and abdomen...
U.S. prisons swell by nearly 900 inmates per week (04/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- Growing at a rate of about 900 inmates each week between mid-2003 and mid-2004, the nation's prisons and jails held 2.1 million people, or one in every 138 U.S. residents, the government reported Sunday. By last June 30, there were 48,000 more inmates, or 2.3 percent, more than the year before, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics...
Portions of Midwest get up to foot of snow in winter's parting shot (04/25/05)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than a month after the start of spring, a rare snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and Appalachians Sunday, aggravating residents who thought they had packed away their scarfs and shovels for good...
Report- U.S. tax code has too many breaks (04/25/05)
WASHINGTON -- As taxpayers recover from finishing their annual filing chores, a presidential commission studying the tax laws has reached the conclusion that there are just too many deductions and credits. To help taxpayers deal with college costs there are -- depending on which applies to a particular individual -- two different kinds of tax credits, a deduction for student loan interest and special tax-advantaged savings plans. ...
Governors assess Medicaid fixes (04/25/05)
The nation's governors, weighing what to tell Congress they want from Medicaid reform, may take aim at the common practice of seniors giving away their assets so the government pays for nursing home care. They could also demand that the poor pay a share -- or a greater share -- of their health-care bills...
Palestinian negotiators- Israel must open the gates to the Gaza Strip (04/25/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian negotiators said Sunday they want Israel to allow movement in and out of the Gaza Strip after its withdrawal from the territory this summer, and suggested international monitors could control borders to allay Israel's security concerns...
As politicians discuss new Cabinet, Iraqi insurgents launch new attacks (04/25/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An emboldened Iraqi insurgency staged carefully coordinated dual bombings in Saddam Hussein's hometown and a Shiite neighborhood of the capital Sunday, killing at least 21 people. Lawmakers loyal to the new prime minister said he was ready to announce a Cabinet that would exclude his interim predecessor, Ayad Allawi...
Capsule carrying three-man crew returns to Earth from space station (04/25/05)
ARKALYK, Kazakhstan -- A space capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian-Italian crew landed safely on the steppes of northern Kazakhstan early today, following a mission aboard the international space station. Search-and-rescue helicopters spotted the Russian TMA-5 capsule as it floated toward its designated arrival site about 50 miles north of the Kazakh town of Arkalyk and made a soft landing, upright...
Number of Syrian troops posted in neighbor Lebanon down to 300 (04/25/05)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Flatbed trucks hauled tanks toward the border on Sunday while soldiers loaded ammunition, burned documents and knocked down the walls of an old base in eastern Lebanon, effectively ending Syria's 29-year military domination of its smaller neighbor...
Benedict delivers homily of inclusion (04/25/05)
VATICAN CITY -- In a broad message of outreach to formally begin his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI stressed his church's shared bonds with Jews and other Christians and promised followers Sunday he would not ignore their voices in leading the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics...
Leopold hires basketball coach (04/25/05)
The last vacancy in the local high school boys basketball coaching ranks was filled recently when Leopold hired Shawn Dugger as its coach. Dugger comes from Marquand, where he led the Tigers to the Mississippi Valley Conference tournament title this past season...
Perryville athletes acknowledge opponents' sportsmanship (04/25/05)
The game is over, the agony of defeat has set in. There is nothing left to do ... except vote on the player from the opposing team who displayed the best sportsmanship. Win or lose, that was the process Perryville High School football players went through this past season. ...
'Hawks' skid hits six games against Tech (04/25/05)
Southeast suffered a pair of losses on Sunday. ~ Southeast Missourian The Southeast Missouri State softball team finished a dismal weekend Sunday by dropping two more Ohio Valley Conference games at home. Visiting Tennessee Tech, after winning Saturday's opener of the three-game series, swept Sunday's doubleheader 3-2 in 10 innings and 5-1...
Redhawks cap weekend with 5-3 win over EIU (04/25/05)
It would be hard to imagine Southeast Missouri State having a better baseball weekend. The Redhawks not only captured their first Ohio Valley Conference series win of the season, but they finished things off in style with their first OVC series sweep, thanks to Sunday's 5-3 victory over visiting Eastern Illinois...
Free beer promotions are on hold for now (04/25/05)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Don Kaverman has not ruled out the possibility of free beer being provided at some of the university's future baseball games. But Kaverman said that for now at least, the tradition has been put on hold until Southeast officials can meet with various community members who have voiced their opposition to the practice...
Chilly air makes an endurance test more challenging (04/25/05)
Ex-Marine Delbert Marriott won the competition. Davis Dunavin Special to the Southeast Missourian Over 150 athletes braved a combination of cold and wind to compete in this year's 21st annual Steamboat Classic Triathlon on Sunday. Though one of the three events, swimming, was held in the warmth of the Central Municipal Pool, an unexpectedly chilly day outside -- temperatures were in the low 50s --made the other two events, running and biking, considerably more difficult...
Redbirds' bats arrive in 8-5 win (04/25/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols is sure the St. Louis Cardinals will start hitting soon. Pujols hit a two-run homer, and David Eckstein and Mark Grudzielanek each had three hits to help the Cardinals complete a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with an 8-5 victory Sunday. The NL Central leaders have won nine of 10 without consistent offense, given the team's .243 batting average...
Bulls win first playoff game since Jordan era (04/25/05)
Rookie Ben Gordon scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter Sunday, lifting the short-handed Bulls to a 103-94 home victory over the Washington Wizards and giving Chicago its first playoff victory since the dynasty days. Fellow rookie Andres Nocioni also had a huge game, scoring 25 points and grabbing 18 rebounds while playing all 48 minutes...
Rams make secondary their primary concern (04/25/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rams started the second day of the NFL draft much the way they ended the first day, bolstering the secondary. With the first of two picks in the fourth round on Sunday, the Rams took Florida State safety Jerome Carter. He was the third defensive back taken in a span of four selections, joining second-rounder Ron Bartell of Howard and third-rounder Oshiomogho Atogwe...
Purdue's Orton drops to fourth round (04/25/05)
NEW YORK -- Kyle Orton certainly looked like a first-round NFL draft pick when he was tossing touchdowns at a torrid pace and leading Purdue to a 5-0 start. Then injuries derailed Orton's breakthrough season, and instead of competing with Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers to be the first quarterback taken, he ended up being the first quarterback selected Sunday on the second day of the draft...
Singh defeats Daly on first playoff hole (04/25/05)
Vijay Singh waited patiently for a break in the final round of the Shell Houston Open in Humble Texas. John Daly finally gave him a big one on the first extra hole. Taking advantage of Daly's playoff drive that skipped into the water, Singh overcome putting problems and a long birdie drought to win the tournament for the second straight year and third time in four years...
Sports briefs 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
Cycling...
Shopping center going up in west Cape (04/25/05)
A new 20,000-square-foot shopping center will soon start to take shape in west Cape Girardeau, with two stores already under contract to open there when the center is finished this fall. Drury Development Corp. announced last week that it will build the new center, to be named Lambert Plaza, on property south of Hollywood Video at the corner of Lambert and Siemers drives...
Making an A (04/25/05)
When Jack Dillingham went before the Cape Girardeau City Council last week, he told them something that would have made any schoolchild happy on report-card day. They had gotten an A. Dillingham, with the Piper Jaffray brokerage firm in Kansas City, was telling the city that it had scored well in a bond rating that was done by Standard & Poor's Rating Service...
People on the move 04/25/05 (04/25/05)
Tamms lineman goes to school in Springfield; President nominated for ethics award; Real estate agent gets President's Club Award
New pope sells, but not as much as John Paul (04/25/05)
VATICAN CITY -- While the election of Pope Benedict XVI met with jubilation in Vatican City and around the world, the new pontiff has yet to become a best seller in the souvenir trade. A St. Louis-based company selling religious books and pictures has seen a flurry of requests for items featuring Pope Benedict XVI, and publishers say there has been immediate demand for his many books. ...
Gas prices boost public transit use (04/25/05)
CLEVELAND -- High gasoline prices are turning some drivers into riders, say public transit authorities in several states. It's a trend that Joe Calabrese, general manager of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, expects to continue as long as a gallon of gas remains about $2...
Business memo 04/25/05 (04/25/05)
Kontek to showcase equipment at Quantico...
Cletes Cato (04/25/05)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Cletes O. "Bill" Cato, 89, of Zalma, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1915, near Greenbrier, Mo., son of Clarence Otto and Bessie Null Cato. Cato was a teacher, principal and school superintendent. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Cato was also a member of Bethel General Baptist Church, Zalma Masonic Lodge 545, Scottish Rite, VFW 5900 and Zalma Order of the Eastern Star 509...
Delmar Rhodes (04/25/05)
BRECKENRIDGE HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Delmar Ray Rhodes, 66, of Breckenridge Heights died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Christian Northwest Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Bessville, Mo., son of P.F. and Della Robins Rhodes. He and Jolene Revell were married Feb. 10, 1968, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Donald Metcalfe (04/25/05)
Donald C. Metcalfe, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Gerlene Harris (04/25/05)
Gerlene I. Harris, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Jerry Ruesler (04/25/05)
Jerry Edward Ruesler, 55, of Oak Ridge died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 19, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of Edward Howard and Gertie Marie Surface Ruesler. He and Carol Ann Maintz were married Sept. 16, 1972, at Old Salem United Methodist Church...
George Kaiser (04/25/05)
FLINT, Mich. -- George T. Kaiser, 65, of Flint, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc Township, Mich. He was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Sikeston, son of Harvey and Lou Hyatt Kaiser. He and Gayle Findley were married June 24, 1960, in New Jersey. She died Sept. 13, 1999...
Births 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
Johnston...
Fire reports 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: * At 5:09 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Broadway. * At 9:54 p.m., emergency medical service at 20 S. Sprigg St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Sunday:...
Police reports 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Jamie Jackson, 25, of 1903 Sapphire, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Isaac Barbour, 39, of 9155 Paul Revere, St. Louis, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
25 years ago: April 25, 1980 The state Department of Parks and Historic Preservation has abandoned plans of ever completing the ill-fated John L. Wescoat Marina in Trail of Tears State Park; plans are to move the boat dock facilities to Harry S. Truman State Park near Warsaw, Mo.; the marina has been plagued with problems ever since it was partially completed in 1975, and the parks department saw no end to the problems...
TTF tax (04/25/05)
Remember driving on Cape Girardeau streets before the first Transportation Trust Fund sales tax passed 10 years ago? The intersection at Independence Street and Mount Auburn Road didn't have double lanes and a traffic signal. Henderson Avenue and Normal Avenue didn't have turn lanes for motorists heading to campus. New Madrid Street, and many others like it, didn't have permanent pavement, curbs or sidewalks for pedestrians...
Blunt saves taxes for other states (04/25/05)
To the editor: I am an Ohio resident who frequently travels to Missouri for business. I read an article in the Columbia Missourian regarding a study by to St. Louis University economics professors on the impact of Gov. Matt Blunt's intent to cut over $200 million from Missouri Medicaid funding...
Execution more costly than life (04/25/05)
To the editor: As I've scanned recent letters, I've seen the growing concern about budget cuts for Medicaid, foster parents and a variety of other worthy causes. With money being so tight, I wonder how the state can justify trying capital cases when they can be up to 70 percent more expensive than non-capital cases, including the costs of incarceration (Kansas Performance Audit Report, December 2003)...
Speak Out 4/25/05 (04/25/05)
Safety first; Growth factor; Blowing our finances; Wonderful weed; Boat in the desert; Principal is the difference; Quick solution; Change focus; Generous donations; Good ideas?; Paying for shrubbery; Costly athletics; Walking dogs in street; Make users pay; Separate sections; A bad plan; Abuses of the wealthy
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