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Stories from Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Run, read and do right (05/11/05)
Twenty-six miles. Twenty-six books. Twenty-six good deeds. All in 26 weeks. Last October, around 65 third- and fourth-graders made that their goal. "At the very beginning, 26 sounded like such a long way to go," said Teri Jones, the Clippard Elementary teacher who organized the Marathon Club. "Along the way, it got tiring and overwhelming. But there was that excitement of setting a goal and finally meeting it."...
Cape unveils first privately bought siren (05/11/05)
The city of Cape Girardeau unveiled its first outdoor warning siren Tuesday, sounding the alarm in Arena Park for about 30 seconds as city officials and civic leaders looked on. The siren near the tennis courts in the city park is the first tornado warning siren to be erected in the city's new Adopt-A-Siren program in which local organizations or corporations are encouraged to pay for a siren...
Extra money for summer school programs in jeopardy (05/11/05)
Proposed changes to Missouri's education funding system may eventually mean cutbacks to summer school programs in local districts. The current summer school funding system was put in place in 1989 as an incentive for more districts to offer those programs...
Weather preview of summer- two hot days (05/11/05)
The forecast for today -- sweat. With forecasters predicting a record-high 90 degrees today and near-record 89 degrees Thursday, sun worshippers will be getting a mid-July preview in the apparently not-so-mild month of May. Today should see a high of around 90 degrees in the Cape Girardeau area, according to David Humphrey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. He notes that the record for May 11 is in the high 80s...
Scholarship may boost MAP scores (05/11/05)
A new Southeast Missouri State University scholarship could encourage students to score well on Missouri Assessment Program tests, a move that public school officials applaud as a way to get students to take the tests seriously. Southeast officials announced the scholarship program Tuesday. Twin Rivers School District superintendent Andy Arbeitman, who proposed the scholarship, was on hand for the announcement at the University Center. The Twin Rivers district is south of Poplar Bluff...
Region/state digest 05/11/05 (05/11/05)
Jackson, Verizon erect tower near fire station; House defeats tougher law on seat belts; Former priest opts to stay in prison during legal fight; Scott County man pleads guilty to cocaine charge
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission agenda (05/11/05)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Public hearings * Request of Cape Girardeau Baptist Association for a special-use permit for an administrative facility for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at 1016 N. Henderson Ave. (rear) in an R-2, single-family residential district...
Redhawks tap JUCO ranks for fifth player (05/11/05)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program added to its junior college recruiting haul Tuesday. Coach Gary Garner announced that Tyrell White, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound center from Wayne County Community College in Detroit, has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Redhawks next season...
Court- Conceal-carry applicants must provide info (05/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Constitution doesn't shield applicants for concealed-weapons permits from having to provide information that may disqualify them from receiving such permits, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Paul Heidbrink had argued that because the state constitution says a citizen's right to keep and bear arms "shall not be questioned," he could not be compelled to provide authorities with information necessary to determine his eligibility for a permit. ...
Leggett & Platt buys Cape Foamex plant (05/11/05)
The recent purchase of the Foamex plant on Nash Road shouldn't alarm the employees, according to buyer Leggett & Platt. If anything, its leaders said, it will eventually mean expansion. "One thing employees have to look forward to is job security," said Larry Heppe, president of the L&P's urethane division in Texas...
Club news 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
Cape Girardeau County AARP 4041; New Salem UMW; Exchange Club; Xi Nu Phi; Lamplighters FCE
House debates special fund for small schools (05/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Many of Missouri's smallest school districts would have to raise their local taxes in order to access a special $15 million fund for such districts under a change the House of Representatives on Tuesday made to legislation to overhaul the state's system for funding public education...
Father arrested in slaying of two girls in Illinois (05/11/05)
ZION, Ill. -- Fresh from a two-year prison stint in Texas, Jerry Hobbs boarded a bus last month that would take him straight to Illinois, where his longtime girlfriend and their children were waiting. The couple had decided to make a fresh start in Illinois after enduring a rocky 12-year relationship that was marred by Hobbs' repeated trips to prison for offenses ranging from assault to marijuana possession...
Marijuana, Ten Commandments questions await Supreme Court (05/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- Highly anticipated decisions on medical marijuana, Ten Commandments displays and Internet sharing of movies and music are still to come in the final weeks of the Supreme Court term. And then there's perhaps the biggest story of all -- whether the court gets its first opening in a decade...
Congress sends bill funding war to President Bush (05/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- Congress approved an additional $82 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan and combating terrorism worldwide on Tuesday, boosting the cost of the global effort since 2001 to more than $300 billion. The Senate approved the measure by a 100-0 vote Tuesday. The House easily approved the measure last week. It now goes to President Bush for his signature, which is certain...
Counterterrorism officials exploiting ethnic rift (05/11/05)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- American and Pakistani intelligence agents are exploiting a growing rift between Arab members of al-Qaida and their Central Asian allies, a fissure that's tearing at the network of Islamic extremists as militants compete for scarce hideouts, weapons and financial resources, counterterrorism officials say...
U.S. forces push toward Syrian border after initial stiff resistance (05/11/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Capitalizing on a lull in fighting Tuesday, hundreds of U.S. Marines pushed through a lawless region on the Syrian frontier after intense battles along the Euphrates River with well-armed militants fighting from basements, rooftops and sandbag bunkers...
Bush urges wider democracy (05/11/05)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Cheered by tens of thousands in a former Soviet republic, President Bush urged the spread of democracy Tuesday across the former communist world and beyond, declaring that oppressed people "are demanding their freedom and they shall have it."...
MSHSAA proposal fails that would have helped small schools (05/11/05)
Missouri high schools not affiliated with the Missouri State High School Activities Association will have to wait at least another year in order to participate against MSHSAA schools. Once again, a proposal to allow non-MSHSAA schools to compete against MSHSAA schools was defeated. Needing a two-thirds majority to pass, a proposal which would have created a two-year experiment creating a new category of schools gained 65.3 percent of the vote. The item received 311 votes for and 165 against...
St. Vincent golfers win JeffCo tourney (05/11/05)
St. Vincent continued its dominance of the Jefferson County Conference by winning the conference golf tournament Tuesday at Union Hills in Pevely, Mo. The Indians went undefeated against conference foes in the regular season, then came out and defeated the field by five strokes on Tuesday. St. Vincent shot a 355, while Festus finished with a 360 on a difficult course...
Jackson defeats Farmington 11-9 (05/11/05)
Jackson's baseball team survived four errors to hold off Farmington 11-9 in a matchup of the top two seeds in Class 4 District 1 at Farmington on Tuesday. Jason Meystedt went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for the Indians (15-2), and Chad Minson added three hits. Brandon Gendron and Zach Brazier each had two hits for Jackson...
ND makes quick work of Sikeston (05/11/05)
Notre Dame starting pitcher Kirk Boeller retired the first three Sikeston batters with a mere five pitches in a matchup of district foes Tuesday at Notre Dame. Boeller's efficient first inning was just a sign of things to come, as the Bulldog junior allowed just three base runners over seven innings in a 3-0 Notre Dame win that took just one hour and five minutes to complete...
Mules prep for state, win handily (05/11/05)
Poplar Bluff posted a 24-shot victory at the conference tournament. Surprises were few and far between Tuesday in the SEMO Conference golf tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. About the only thing that left coaches shaking their heads in disbelief is how easily Poplar Bluff plowed through the course. The state-bound Mules reinforced their position as the best golf program in the area by firing up a team score of 301, 24 strokes better than runner-up Central...
Players relish chance to play Dalhousie (05/11/05)
For the third straight year, local high school golfers had the chance to end their regular season at one of the top courses in the state. Dalhousie Golf Club, named last month as the No. 2 golf course in Missouri, hosted the SEMO Conference tournament for the third straight year...
Isringhausen to come off DL on Thursday (05/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- All things considered, the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen has done a pretty good job of holding the fort while Jason Isringhausen is out with a right abdominal strain. The fill-ins had combined for seven saves in nine opportunities entering Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Al Reyes had three, Julian Tavarez had two and Randy Flores and Brad Thompson had one each...
Cards lose game, Rolen (05/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Hee-Seop Choi hit a go-ahead, three-run homer after he withstood a collision that forced Scott Rolen from the game with a sprained left shoulder in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 9-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Jeff Kent also homered and Cesar Izturis had two hits and two RBIs, helping the Dodgers end a six-game losing streak at Busch Stadium, counting the first round of the postseason last year...
Class AAA Redbirds change the face of Memphis (05/11/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It seems almost unimaginable in the cutthroat world of pro sports: a stadium the taxpayers weren't browbeat into paying for and one whose owners give all profits to charity. But the Class AAA Memphis Redbirds did it, helping breathe new life into a once-crumbling strip of downtown while donating thousands of dollars to keep inner-city kids out of trouble...
Leg injury sidelines pre-Derby favorite (05/11/05)
Bellamy Road to miss the final two legs of the Triple Crown. The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Bellamy Road, the beaten Kentucky Derby favorite owned by Yankees boss George Steinbrenner, is off the Triple Crown trail with a minor injury to his left front leg...
Marlins prospect tries to get life, career back (05/11/05)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Less than a year ago, Jeff Allison was recovering in a hospital from a near-fatal drug overdose. The former first-round draft pick figured he might never live out the dream of a life built on baseball. So returning to the mound last Thursday to pitch in the minors was an accomplishment all by itself. But Allison -- the Florida Marlins' top draft choice two summers ago -- knows he's just starting to resurrect a career nearly destroyed by drug addiction...
D'Antoni selected coach of the year (05/11/05)
PHOENIX -- After directing the Phoenix Suns to a 33-win turnaround and installing a fast-paced style praised throughout the league, Mike D'Antoni was rewarded as the NBA's coach of the year on Tuesday. D'Antoni, in his first full season as Suns coach, molded the squad that transformed a 29-win team a year ago into one that led the NBA with a 62-30 record...
Rams' maligned playing surface will be replaced (05/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams, long having complained about the rock-hard consistency of their artificial playing surface at the Edward Jones Dome, are getting a new field next season. Officials on Tuesday announced that the new synthetic playing surface -- FieldTurf -- will replace the original AstroTurf surface...
Yankees may send Giambi to minors (05/11/05)
NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi could be headed to the minor leagues. With Giambi's batting average down to .195, Yankees manager Joe Torre and general manager Brian Cashman met with Giambi on Tuesday night and asked him whether he would consider accepting a minor league assignment...
Heat, Spurs grab 2-0 leads in conference semifinals (05/11/05)
Shaquille O'Neal wasn't at his best. Again, it didn't matter -- Dwyane Wade saw to that. Wade controlled the game Tuesday night with 31 points, including a critical three-point play with 1:05 left, and added a career-high 15 assists, helping the Miami Heat stay perfect in these playoffs with a 108-102 home win over the Washington Wizards...
Pena steps down in KC (05/11/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tony Pena resigned as manager of the Kansas City Royals Monday night, less than two years after being named American League manager of the year. Aaron Babcock, a Royals' spokesman, said Pena would be replaced on an interim basis by bench coach Bob Schaeffer...
Sports briefs 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
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Time is ripe to get to the heart of all things artichoke (05/11/05)
What better time than prime artichoke season to try a new recipe for making the most of this beloved edible thistle? A chef from Monterey County, Calif., offers the following dish, inspired by an advantageous position as a professional working in the heart of the artichoke growing country. The region produces most of the artichokes eaten in the United States -- the town of Castroville is dubbed "artichoke capital of the world."...
Pope's kitchen (05/11/05)
The Catholic leaders have a diverse, rich history with food Habemus papam! Thanks to the modern media, probably never before in human history have so many people hung on those words. Consequently, as the world sat vigil for the passing of one pope and watched as a successor was chosen, almost every conceivable aspect of the papacy has been analyzed and discussed...
Heavy-handed workouts of the jaw (05/11/05)
I want to do two things at the gym: work out in peace and tan in the buff. The second one is going pretty well. They have a tanning area where you can lock out the whole world and step into little, potentially cancer-causing booths for 12 minutes. I might be a dead fat person by 50, but I'll be a tan, dead fat person. Plus those 12 minutes away from people and my cell phone are pure heaven...
Recipe Swap: Graduating high school senior to be feted (05/11/05)
The end of another school year is upon us, and with it comes the graduating class of 2005. Among those graduates is my niece, Christa Bollinger. Christa has been a important part of my family because our daughter, Lexie, idolizes her and thinks she is just the best thing on earth. Christa has had a good school experience at Central High School and recently was crowned prom queen. We wish the very best to Christa and all of the graduates of the class of 2005...
Elois Floyd (05/11/05)
Elois Floyd, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 9, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Flint, Mich., daughter of Woodrow and Ovella Pope Peck. She and Sonny Floyd were married Jan. 17, 1998, at Fenton, Mo. Floyd lived in the Dexter, Mo., area many years, and moved to Cape Girardeau in 2004 from Fenton. She was a member of Calvary General Baptist Church in Dupo, Ill...
Clifton Haney Jr. (05/11/05)
HOWARDVILLE, Mo. -- Clifton Haney Jr., 53, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born March 10, 1952, in Portageville, Mo., son of Clifton Haney and Josephine Hamer Haney Sr. Haney was a 1971 graduate of Lilbourn High School. He moved to Indiana in 1973...
Dorothy Walker (05/11/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dorothy Ann Walker, 54, of Sikeston died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Leonard and Mattie Jones Jackson. She and Willie B. Walker were married in 1969. Walker was a 1968 graduate of Sikeston High School. She co-founded Rhema Word Breakthrough International Ministries as personal assistant and corresponding secretary. She was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church...
John Schwab (05/11/05)
John A. Schwab, 62, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Arthur "Hatz" and Nellie Stroder Schwab. After his mother died he was raised by his stepmother, Barbara Jarosik Schwab. He and Marilyn Nagel were married Nov. 25, 1965, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
Layton; Kennedy; Kiefer; Dorman
Police reports 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Michael Lee Willingham, 18, 3522 Old Hopper Road, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance...
Fire reports 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 7:25 p.m., box alarm at 213 S. Kingshighway. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: * At 7:25 a.m., emergency medical service at 100 Country Club Drive. * At 10:05 a.m., emergency medical service in the 3400 block of William Street...
Out of the past 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
25 years ago: May 11, 1980 Scaffolding went up last week and repairs began on the roof and tower of Old St. Vincent's Church; John Schneider, chairman of the congregation, says restoration on the initial repairs suggested by architect Lennie Whitworth of Sikeston, Mo., will include the roof tower and windows...
Drop plan for stadiums (05/11/05)
We're as sports- and entertainment-minded as most, but a Missouri Senate plan to dedicate millions of dollars collected from out-of-state athletes and entertainers to professional-sports facilities leaves us cold. Those tens of millions of dollars collected from sports and entertainment figures appearing in Missouri ought to go into the general fund for use in propping up programs that serve the poor, the aged and the infirm...
Old Appleton bridge (05/11/05)
A project to restore a bridge across Apple Creek is helping bring the town together. Two decades after a flash flood tore apart Old Appleton's historic bridge, work is beginning on its restoration. Many of the town's 82 residents also would like to see the bridge placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once the bridge is restored, it could be the oldest wrought-iron span in the state...
Professor's letter offends (05/11/05)
Editor: An amazing letter from professor Ronald V. Clayton used a lot of interesting words: Aesthetically enlightened, isolated, out of touch, cultural backwater, local nostalgia , corn pone. It seems he wrote the letter to deliberately offend the folks that pay him -- the ones who don't get sabbaticals and the summer off...
Clayton doesn't speak for art department (05/11/05)
Editor: In his guest editorial letter of Friday, May 6, Ronald V. Clayton voiced his personal opinions on the future River Campus mural by Gary Lucy. Unfortunately, professor Clayton sought to validate his opinion by stating that his colleagues in the art department at Southeast Missouri State University "universally denounced" the mural and thus shared his opinion. ...
Speak Out 5/11/05 (05/11/05)
Medicaid abuse...
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