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Stories from Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Agencies cooperating to protect habitat along river (05/10/05)
State, federal and not-for-profit nature conservation groups in Missouri and Illinois want to work together to better manage the habitat along the Mississippi River. The Middle Mississippi River Partnership, a collection of 16 agencies and organizations including the Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service and the Missouri Conservation Department, first met in July 2002. Nearly three years later, the venture is still in its infancy...
Four-year, $1.4 million federal grant going to SEMO (05/10/05)
Southeast Missouri State University has been awarded a $1.4 million, four-year federal grant for continued funding of student support services, a federal program designed to assist low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities...
Cape man reporting improved movement in legs (05/10/05)
Mornings full of acupuncture, physical therapy and massage, leave Jim Trickey and his mother Karen Mogelnicki little time for the shops and sights of Beijing. Trickey has been in China since early May for a surgery to implant cells into his frontal lobe. Doctors believe the surgery will help regenerate cells in his brain that have been damaged by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease...
Authorities catch two Cape men after hourlong chase (05/10/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two suspects are in custody following a chase early Monday morning that started in Cape Girardeau County and ended in Mississippi County. The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department released the names of the men, Adrian Seabaugh and Richard Weakly, on Monday but provided no details of the chase and arrest. Both men are from Cape Girardeau, the department said...
Pair embark on mission to support troops, homeless (05/10/05)
John Hoover and Charles Eades left Louisville, Ky., on April 15 on a mission. The two men, accompanied by Hoover's 16-year-old dog, Bear, wanted to do something to promote American troops in Iraq. Walking seemed like the thing to do. Then more walking. And after that, even more walking -- all the way to California, they hope...
A fresh perspective from the river (05/10/05)
This May, visitors to Cape Girardeau's downtown riverfront may notice an unusual sight when they cross the floodwall at Broadway and Water Street -- a big white yacht called The Grampa Woo. The Grampa Woo is a 115-foot boat that offers visitors another perspective of Cape Girardeau...
Suspect in Jackson bank robbery caught in 4 minutes (05/10/05)
Around 8 a.m. Monday, William Lynn left his home in Jackson, telling his wife he was going out for breakfast. He was still recuperating from a depression-related hospital stay, but Judy Lynn thought it was a good sign that her husband was ready to get out on his own again. He had been out of the hospital a couple of weeks, after all. She never dreamed her husband might go out and rob a bank. But when he didn't come back, she knew something was wrong...
Change in impeachment rules likely stalled (05/10/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican lawmakers trying to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would give the Missouri Senate jurisdiction over impeachment trials of public officials admit their efforts likely won't be successful. The House Judiciary Committee endorsed the legislation 6-3 late last month. ...
Kinder to speak, Dickerson to be honored at commencement (05/10/05)
Cape Girardeau lawyer and former regent Don Dickerson will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Southeast Missouri State University and Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will address graduates at the spring commencement ceremony Saturday in the Show Me Center...
World briefs 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
South American, Arab leaders attend summit; Spaniards jubilant over royal pregnancy; Iran confirms converting raw uranium into gas; Blair faces calls from party leaders to resign; Christian leaders meet to weigh global challenges
Learning briefs 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
Oran student receives state corn scholarship; Thiele attends leadership conference at Linn State; Burger graduates with honors from SLU; Who's Who to include student from Jackson; Two Perryville students graduate with honors; Health-care scholarship applications are available; 8 area students get scholarships to SMSU; Barkley accepted to doctoral training program
Newspaper's education writer earns award (05/10/05)
Southeast Missourian education writer Callie Clark Miller recently took first place in the Missouri State Teachers Association annual media awards competition. The general coverage award was for "Two First Days: Going Back to School," a story about the first day of school for a Jackson kindergartner and a Scott City freshman...
Teachers using computers to grade, critique student writing (05/10/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Stacks of student essays riddled with flaws -- the thought alone was enough to make Ed Brent look to pass on the work of his Introduction to Sociology class. Students in Brent's course at the University of Missouri-Columbia now submit drafts of their papers through an online interface he developed. It identifies how many points Brent wanted included that actually were, and how well concepts were explained...
Federal bill against violent street gangs provokes bitter debate (05/10/05)
NEW YORK -- The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress. The measure is depicted by supporters as the only effective way to counterattack gang violence, and assailed by critics as an overreaction that could clog both federal courts and adult prisons with youthful offenders, most of them minorities...
Nation digest 05/10/05 (05/10/05)
Two second-graders found stabbed to death in Illinois; Florida attorney general to run for governor; Low-fat dairy may lower risk of diabetes in men
Differing brain response found in gay, straight men (05/10/05)
WASHINGTON -- Gay men's brains respond differently from those of heterosexual males when exposed to a sexual stimulus, researchers have found. The homosexual men's brains responded more like those of women when the men sniffed a chemical from the male hormone testosterone...
Business digest 05/10/05 (05/10/05)
Deal between energy firms worth $9 billion; McDonald's sees moderate rise in sales; MCI to cover WorldCom's back taxes in Mississippi
Stray dog fetches abandoned baby in Kenya, takes her in with litter (05/10/05)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A stray dog saved the life of a newborn baby after finding the abandoned infant in a forest and apparently carrying it across a busy road and through some barbed wire to her litter of puppies, witnesses said. The stray dog found the infant, clad in tattered clothing, in a poor neighborhood near the Ngong Forests in the capital of Nairobi, Stephen Thoya told the independent Daily Nation newspaper...
Israel delays pullout from Gaza, sets new start date in mid-August (05/10/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel on Monday delayed the evacuation of 21 Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip until mid-August -- a month later than planned -- raising doubts about the country's readiness for the pullout and even its resolve to carry it out. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told television interviewers he was taking into account a request from Israel's chief rabbis to put off the withdrawal until after a three-week period in which Jews mourn the destruction of the biblical temples in Jerusalem, ending with a one-day fast that falls this year on Aug. ...
President salutes Soviet victory in Moscow (05/10/05)
MOSCOW -- In a once-unthinkable setting for a U.S. leader, President Bush took a place of honor on Red Square amid symbols of Soviet power Monday and saluted the greatest military victory of an empire formerly regarded as America's most-threatening enemy...
U.S. hits militants near Syrian border (05/10/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Hundreds of American troops backed by helicopter gunships and warplanes swept into remote desert villages near the Syrian border Monday, hunting for followers of Iraq's most wanted terrorist and reportedly killing as many as 100 militants since the weekend operation began...
Afghanistan fighting kills 23 insurgents, two U.S. Marines (05/10/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Insurgents trying to escape U.S. Marines took refuge in a cave and killed two Americans during a five-hour battle in eastern Afghanistan that left an estimated 23 rebels dead, the U.S. military said Monday. The clash, which also involved American attack planes, was the latest in a string of battles that the military says has inflicted heavy losses on militants who have intensified attacks since winter snows melted...
Central tennis team tries to claim state berth at district tournament (05/10/05)
Central's boys tennis team will try to qualify for the state tournament as a team for the first time since 2002 when the Tigers host the Class 2 District 1 tournament on Thursday. The top two teams in the district tournament qualify for the state playoffs. Lindbergh and Webster Groves represented District 1 last year. Webster Groves and Central tied for the second spot last year, but Webster Groves won the tiebreaker...
Perryville soccer rolls to 6-0 win (05/10/05)
Freshman Chelsey Marr scored four second-half goals to lead Perryville to a 6-0 home victory over Hillsboro on Monday. The Pirates (9-9), celebrating senior night, had a 1-0 lead at halftime before Marr scored four straight goals. Megan Blechle scored Perryville's lone first-half goal, and senior Jodi Amschler scored her first goal of the season to finish it off...
Central notches 8-1 win over North County (05/10/05)
Central's baseball team scored five runs in the fourth inning to break open a two-run game and defeated North County 8-1 on the road Monday. Zac Hudson went 3-for-4 with a triple to lead the Tigers (13-10), and Matt Hester and Scott Brueckner each had two hits. Brueckner also added a home run...
Making a splash: Scott finds success in meets for swimmers (05/10/05)
Susan Beth Scott is different, special. Most may not notice. They may think Scott is your typical 12-year-old girl, an "A" honor roll student at Central Junior High, ready to finish off seventh grade and enjoy the summer. But Susan Beth is reminded with every step she takes...
Sternly put: there is no conspiracy in the NBA (05/10/05)
The possibilities for the series between the Pacers and Pistons that begins Monday night in Detroit are so delicious, you might think somebody dreamed this stuff up. Oops. My bad. Plenty of you already think the NBA does. It's a shame to cover the same ground over and over, especially this late in an already eventful season. But way too many people are still wasting too much time arguing about referees, trying to decipher their calls and fantasizing about who is in whose pocket...
Pistons win uneventful Game 1 over Pacers (05/10/05)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- No brawls or bomb scares. Just basketball. Richard Hamilton scored 28 points and Ben Wallace had 21 points, 15 rebounds and four steals to lead Detroit to a 96-81 victory over Indiana on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series...
L.A. can't dodge Pujols (05/10/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Odalis Perez has to be Albert Pujols' favorite pitcher. Any team Mark Mulder faces these days is his favorite. Pujols drove in four runs with two homers off Perez, giving him four long balls against the left-hander in 12 at-bats, and Mulder tied his career best with 12 strikeouts in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night...
Wachovia plays games with Garcia's confidence (05/10/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sergio Garcia looked at ease in the spotlight during the Wachovia Championship, starting with a private party two days before the tournament. Standing on stage before a packed house, with a beer in his hand and beautiful women at his side, he belted out the chorus to "Mustang Sally."...
Power outage (05/10/05)
Steroid testing may be related to a 9 percent decline in HRs By Ronald Blum ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- In the first year of toughened steroid testing, home runs are down in the major leagues for the first time since 2002. Florida Marlins pitcher Todd Jones doesn't think it's a coincidence. He's convinced there's a connection...
Area digest: Horstman earns player of week honor (05/10/05)
Southeast Missouri State third basemen Eric Horstman earned his second player of the week honor for the Ohio Valley Conference this season after a stellar week at the plate. Horstman hit .444 with four runs and eight RBIs as the Redhawks finished 2-2 during the week. In helping Southeast take two of three games against OVC-leading Morehead State, Horstman extended his hitting streak to 16 games...
One of life's most important lessons: Don't complain (05/10/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my parents' fatal accident in northern Illinois. ...
Way to open road is full of obstacles (05/10/05)
Deep within the social levels of a high school, there is one elite society that most teenagers have already entered by their sophomore year. But for those of us with birthdays late in the school year, we can only gaze longingly at those in it, as they flaunt their freedom...
Fast-food dining faces taxing time (05/10/05)
Taxing fast food is an idea that financially strapped Detroit couldn't ignore. Detroit's mayor hopes voters won't mind paying a little extra for their Big Mac and fries. If this revenue initiative catches on, it won't be long until cities nationwide start looking to tax all that stuff we munch on in our rush to grab a bite...
It's goodbye to loving 'Raymond' (05/10/05)
LOS ANGELES -- "Everybody Loves Raymond" wasn't hip, wasn't cool and missed out on the magazine covers that usually fawn over flavor-of-the-season TV shows. Instead, it settled for a nine-season run; consistently high ratings; a total of 12 Emmy Awards; and the rare virtue of leaving before, not after, it ran out of laughs...
Jerry Johnson (05/10/05)
Jerry Dale Johnson, 69, of Millersville died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 7, 1936, at Canalou, Mo., son of Roy and Ofie Evans Johnson. Johnson was an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of Haynes Chapel Congregational Methodist Church...
James Coulter (05/10/05)
James M. Coulter, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ivan Hobbs (05/10/05)
Ivan Hobbs, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, at Swinton, Mo., son of Harry and Myrtie Jackson Hobbs. He and Georgia Hamilton were married Aug. 23, 1983, in Cape Girardeau. She died Jan. 22, 1998...
Aristeo Islas (05/10/05)
Aristeo R. "Art" Islas, 82, passed away quietly Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Spooner Health System in Spooner, Wis. He was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Terreon, Mexico. He came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S. citizen. Art enjoyed his work in elegant restaurants. ...
Births 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
Thurman; Burden; Rubel
Police reports 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items Monday. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Christopher D. O'Connell, 42, 246 E. Cape Rock Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked. * Brian S. Meredith, 21, 2802 Independence St., Apt. 11, and Joshua K. Moore, 21, 1018 S. Benton St., were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute...
Fire reports 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * At 5:09 p.m., a structure fire at 305 Albert St. * At 7:32 p.m., a structure fire at 151 S. West End Boulevard. * At 7:22 p.m., emergency medical service at 130 Vantage Drive...
Out of the past 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
25 years ago: May 10, 1980 A federal court jury in Cape Girardeau refused yesterday to award any money to a former Pemiscot County prisoner who became a quadriplegic as the result of a fall in the county jail in 1978; the jury deliberated about four hours before returning the verdict in favor of Pemiscot County Sheriff M.V. "Jack" Houser, several of his deputies, and the county itself...
Traffic control (05/10/05)
Cape Girardeau appears to be ahead of the curve when it comes to moving traffic. A national study found that two-thirds of the traffic agencies in 49 states don't actively monitor traffic lights, costing millions of dollars in lost time and more gasoline consumption and emissions. But in Cape Girardeau, all 15 city-operated intersections are controlled by computers and by traffic demand. Cameras mounted on signal arms control four of those intersections...
Help Paula celebrate 99 years (05/10/05)
Editor: Paula Kempe will be 99 on Sunday, May 15. Perhaps you have enjoyed her monthly articles in the Southeast Missourian. Maybe you saw her on KFVS12 playing a banjo and singing "Baby Face." You are invited to send her a birthday card. She resides at the Lutheran Home; 2825 Bloomfield Road; Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703. I hope she will receive at least 99 cards. You are invited to come by the Lutheran Home Chapel on her birthday between 4 and 6 p.m. to wish her a happy birthday...
Speak Out 5/10/05 (05/10/05)
SEMO standards; Work sacrifices; All the news that's fit...
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