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Stories from Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Highway 25 wreck fatal for man from Chaffee (05/04/05)
For the second time in less than three weeks, a fatal crash occurred on Highway 25 just north of Delta. Bryan Helsel, 23, of Chaffee, Mo., was killed in a three-vehicle accident at around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday three miles north of Delta, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The highway was closed to traffic for several hours from just north of Delta to one mile south of Blomeyer...
Anti-litter groups work on ideas to spread message (05/04/05)
One group is charged with getting the word out, the other with implementing a plan. Both groups that met Tuesday afternoon share the same goal: informing the public about the need to eradicate litter and then come up with a plan to help them do it. The education and beautification subcommittees -- both part of a larger anti-litter committee that has been spearheading efforts to clean up the area -- met separately Tuesday to start generating ideas...
Broadway tightens up as construction starts (05/04/05)
Motorists could find it a tight squeeze on Broadway early Thursday as work begins to widen a two-block section of the busy Cape Girardeau street and revamp the Henderson Avenue intersection. But city and Southeast Missouri State University officials insist there's enough room to handle the temporary traffic changes...
Where wild things are (05/04/05)
As the fourth-grade students filed through the doors of the unfinished Missouri Department of Conservation nature center, there was an unmistakable buzz. "Ohhhs" and "aaahs" filled the air, and that was for the rather adult-looking, sophisticated auditorium...
Marble Hill fire chief reappointed to state post (05/04/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The chief of the Marble Hill Fire and Rescue Department has been reappointed by Gov. Matt Blunt to serve on the Missouri Fire Safety Advisory Board. James D. Bollinger, 60, who has served on the board since 1997, will fill a different role this term. He was originally appointed by then-governor Mel Carnahan to serve as the fire investigator on the board. Now he will serve in the fire insurer role. Bollinger has been an insurance agent for 30 years and covers fire losses...
TV station hands out teacher awards (05/04/05)
Becky Riney must be doing something right. The veteran teacher of 22 years was chosen not once but twice in the past two months for a teacher-of-the-year award. The first was the Jackson Chamber of Commerce's Educator of the Year Award. Most recently, she was among four local teachers chosen for KFVS12's Heartland's Best Teachers Award...
Region digest 05/04/05 (05/04/05)
Southeast names dean of college of education; Cape receives historic preservation award
Weapons bill fix goes to governor (05/04/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate on Tuesday sent legislation to the governor that would fix a constitutional flaw in Missouri's concealed weapons law. The bill would specify that local sheriffs can use the $100 fee they may charge applicants for conceal-carry permits to cover their expenses for processing the permits. As currently written, the 2-year-old statute earmarks the fee proceeds for equipment and training...
Club news 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
Cape County FCE; Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club; Oak Ridge Homemakers FCE; Oak Ridge After-School 4-H; Laureate Alpha Rho; Nancy Hunter NSDAR; 140th National Guard; American Legion Post 158
Education bill brings threat by governor (05/04/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday said he will call the Missouri Legislature into a special legislative session if it fails to produce a new funding system for public schools before its scheduled adjournment on May 13. After passing the Senate with relative ease, legislation to rewrite the formula for distributing state money to local school districts hit a snag in the House Special Committee on Education Funding, which last Thursday voted 14-9 against forwarding the measure to the full House. ...
SIU reading assignment causes uproar (05/04/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Questions of academic freedom are simmering at Southern Illinois University after history professors criticized a colleague over his use of an article about black-on-white killings in San Francisco in the 1970s. History professor Jonathan Bean, a self-proclaimed "libertarian conservative," claims he is the victim of public attacks by a history department filled with professors who hold political views opposite his...
House gives final approval to phone rate legislation (05/04/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House gave final approval to legislation Tuesday that supporters say should lead to more competition for customers' phone business, but critics fear will result in higher bills. The bill makes it easier and faster for a local dialing area to be declared competitive, freeing telephone companies in those areas from many regulations and price restrictions. The House passed the bill 155-3, sending it to Gov. Matt Blunt. The Senate passed the bill 29-3 a day earlier...
Iraq, Afghanistan conflicts strain fighting power (05/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military may not be able to win any new wars as quickly as planned because the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have strained its manpower and resources, the nation's top military officer told Congress in a classified report...
House, Senate agree on $82 billion to fund Iraq, Afghanistan war (05/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday on an $82 billion measure for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reconstruction, giving President Bush most of what he asked for and pushing the costs of the conflicts beyond $300 billion. Congress had promised to pay only for urgent items, and both versions of the bill passed by the Republican-controlled chambers had a slightly lower cost than the president requested. But the final legislation ended up with the same overall price tag...
Late Vidalia onion crop means high demand by consumers (05/04/05)
ALBANY, Ga. -- The Vidalia onion season, delayed for a couple of weeks by cool spring temperatures, is officially underway with strong demand and predictions of an unusually sweet, mild crop. An advisory panel, consisting of growers, packers, crop specialists and others, decided for the first time to set April 28 as the official start date for the 2005 season because the crop has matured 10 to 14 days later than usual...
Shopping carts that take you to your groceries (05/04/05)
CHICAGO -- Supermarkets are trying out new computers that make grocery carts more intelligent. They won't take over your trip to the store, but they will help shoppers find lemon cake mix or light bulbs, let them order ahead to avoid the deli line and keep a running tally of the bill...
Brilliantly colored mummy dating back 2,300 years unveiled in Egypt (05/04/05)
SAQQARA, Egypt -- A superbly preserved 2,300-year-old mummy bearing a golden mask and covered in brilliantly colored images of gods and goddesses was unveiled Tuesday at Egypt's Saqqara Pyramids complex south of Cairo. The unidentified mummy, from the 30th pharaonic dynasty, was enclosed in a wooden sarcophagus and buried in sand at the bottom of a 20-foot shaft when it was discovered recently by an Egyptian-led archaeological team...
Southeast women's track team taps Jackson again (05/04/05)
The Jackson connection for Southeast Missouri State's track and field program will continue next year, as two Jackson High School seniors recently signed letters of intent to compete for the Redhawks' women's team. Pole-vaulter Amy West and thrower Rebecca Martin will continue their athletic careers at Southeast. Former Jackson standouts Heather West -- Amy's sister -- and Lindsey Meyr are current Redhawks...
ND soccer defeats St. Vincent in 2 OT (05/04/05)
Allison Essner scored in the last minute of the second overtime to lift Notre Dame's girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over host St. Vincent on Tuesday. Meridith Medlin assisted on the goal. Claudia Brauss made nine saves for the Bulldogs (9-7-2). St. Vincent had shut out district foe Notre Dame in the previous two meetings...
Jackson cracks Central's defensive strategy (05/04/05)
The Central girls soccer team decided to use a lineup change in an attempt to slow down Jackson's speed and quickness advantage. For the first 15 minutes of Tuesday night's game, the defensive lineup, which featured only one forward, worked as planned. However, once the Indians scored, they continued the onslaught in a 5-0 win...
Leopold rallies for 17-16 victory (05/04/05)
Leopold's baseball team took a cue from the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, then scoring a run in the eighth to complete the rally for a 17-16 win over visiting Meadow Heights. Matt Stoverink pitched the eighth inning for the Wildcats, then scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch after getting a one-out double. The wild pitch actually came on the third strike, which would have been the third out, but the throw came home...
Struggling Redhawks try to end skid vs. Evansville (05/04/05)
Southeast Missouri State's baseball team has faced plenty of tough nonconference opponents this season and the reeling Redhawks will take on another one tonight. Evansville, which has already posted 30 victories, pays a visit to Capaha Field for a 6 p.m. first pitch. The Aces, 30-14 overall, are 8-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference, good for a fourth-place tie...
Southeast honors flawless classwork (05/04/05)
Derek Winans, Jen Cross, Jen Burke and Kim Krieger all distinguished themselves as impressive Southeast Missouri State athletes over the past four years. But those four took just as much, if not more, pride in their classroom work -- and it showed. Tuesday night, they earned the top individual honors during Southeast's annual All Sports Year End Celebration at the Show Me Center. The event was sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Defending-champion Pistons eliminate 76ers in five games (05/04/05)
The Detroit Pistons followed up three lackluster quarters with a dominant fourth, earning the defending NBA champions a spot in the second round. Richard Hamilton scored 10 of his 23 points in the final quarter to lift the Pistons to an 88-78 home victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their first-round series. Detroit won the series 4-1 and will play next against Indiana or Boston...
Cards build on wild win (05/04/05)
CINCINNATI -- Jason Marquis made sure the St. Louis Cardinals wouldn't need another historic comeback. The right-hander gave up only three hits while taking a shutout into the ninth inning on Tuesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals' depleted bullpen held on for a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...
Tavarez finds a home in St. Louis (05/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Last year, the Cardinals became the sixth team in six often tumultuous seasons for Julian Tavarez. And finally, the pitcher most likely to get the bulk of the save opportunities while Jason Isringhausen is on the disabled list appears to have found a home...
Sports briefs 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
Basketball...
Counting to 10 together (05/04/05)
My 10th anniversary was April 28. It's a miracle any couple makes it, a miracle to be celebrated wildly. You put two people together in the same house, people who have a few things in common but plenty of different methods and ideas. You add everyday stresses -- troubles with the house, a job loss, sickness, in-laws. For some it's worse -- an alcohol problem or an affair...
Using tiles and pottery pieces to create a work of art (05/04/05)
Sometimes it's difficult to wake up. For me, most of the time it's difficult. I'm not what you would consider a morning person. What's worse than Vanessa waking up at 10:30 a.m.? Vanessa rolling out of bed at 6:30 a.m. to get ready for a day at the office...
Start summer with recipes for new sandwiches (05/04/05)
smcclanahan We are rapidly approaching the end of another school year. Every day is filled with meetings and activities revolving around school. Both of our children are looking forward to their class field trips and the highlight of the year, which is Play Day. They will have a great last couple of weeks, and I think all of us are ready for summer break...
Gerard Hoffmann (05/04/05)
Gerard Francis Hoffmann, 86, of Dunedin, Fla., died Monday, May 2, 2005, at Manor Care of Dunedin. He was born April 14, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of William L. and Elizabeth Delile Hoffmann. He and June Zimmer were married Jan. 2, 1943, at Quonset Point Naval Base, R.I...
Harold Abernathy (05/04/05)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Harold Abernathy, 82, of Burkesville, Ky., died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky. He was born Sept. 15, 1922, at Morley, son of Clarence and Nellie Florence Bryant Abernathy. He married Marion Edmonds...
Norman Schneider (05/04/05)
Norman F. Schneider, 89, of Bedford, Texas, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Harris HEB Hospital in Bedford. He was born Oct. 22, 1915, at Dutchtown, son of Edward and Rose Ebert Schneider. He and Jeannette Craddock were married Nov. 14, 1942. Schneider was a graduate of Chaffee High School, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Rolla. He retired from Phillips Petroleum...
Joe Garrett (05/04/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Joe Garrett, 68, of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Union County Hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Anna, Ill., son of Otis and Iva Boyer Garrett. He and Martha Isaacs were married Nov. 23, 1965, in Anna. Garrett was a riverboat captain many years...
Vijaya Mangunta (05/04/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Dr. Vijaya Kumar Mangunta, 58, of Columbia, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at University Hospital in Columbia. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with a prayer service at 3 p.m...
Polly Smith (05/04/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Polly Lou Smith, 62, of Sikeston died Monday, May 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 6, 1943, in Sikeston, daughter of Louise Gestring. She and Alex Smith Jr. were married June 25, 1960, in Sikeston. He died April 11, 1986...
Births 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
Evans; Eads
Police reports 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Ronterreal D. Henderson, 26, 511 Albert St., was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest...
Fire reports 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 4:58 p.m., illegal burn at Walnut and South Sprigg streets. * At 5:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of South Main Street. * At 7:05 p.m., fire alarm at 134 West Park Mall...
Out of the past 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
25 years ago: May 4, 1980 The 25th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Raymond Orf is celebrated with a Mass in the evening at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo., with Bishop Bernard F. Law in attendance; recently, a schoolmate of Orf, the Rev. Joseph E. Gosche, pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau, also observed his 25th anniversary with Masses at St. Mary's and his home parish of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo...
Inspired teaching (05/04/05)
Seldom do teachers expect monetary awards or recognition from the president for their work. Usually they're just happy to see their students succeed. But Russell Grammer, who teaches at Jefferson Elementary in Cape Girardeau, captured someone's attention with his creativity and everyday science lessons for students. He was one of 96 teachers chosen for a Presidential Award for Science Teaching...
U.S. needs strong U.N. ambassador (05/04/05)
To the editor: The attacks on John Bolton, President Bush's appointee to be U.N. ambassador, remind me of similar attacks during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. There are always plenty of former employees or associates who will criticize any successful executive...
Trying to undo 50 years of damage (05/04/05)
To the editor: To help in his never-ending search for his socialist Utopia and the perfect nanny state, I have a suggestion for Robert Polack Jr.: Move to Cuba. I hear Fidel Castro is looking for a few good men. I also hear Cuba has the universal health-care system Polack is looking for...
Proposed GPA is dropout ploy (05/04/05)
To the editor: Proposed House Bill 218 would require any person under 18 applying for a driver's license or permit to be a student with a grade-point average of at least 1.7 on a 4.0 scale. Are we to believe this is solely a matter of public safety? Is the rationale that studious teenagers are better drivers? I would hardly call a grade-point average of 1.75 "studious." Nor would I say those teenagers with grade-point average less than 1.75 cannot be safe drivers...
Stem cells offer only hope for ALS (05/04/05)
To the editor: In reply to Dr. Michael Wulfers' letter on using aborted stem cells to help David Landewee and Jim Trickey: I am a Christian. I do not believe in abortions to end an unwanted pregnancy. But these embryos are being aborted as a result of an order by the Chinese government, not by the choice of the mothers. Nor are they aborted for the sole purpose of implanting them into people with terrible afflictions...
Speak Out 5/4/05 (05/04/05)
Stiff fine for litter; Conservative pose; Remember the malaise?; Smells like pancakes; Loose lips ...; Tear them down; Stay the course; Deadly pools; Costly progress; Political system; Too much government; Crime without DNA; Relay was cut short; Isn't that odd?; Walking and litter
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