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Stories from Thursday, May 12, 2005

Divided commission recommends status quo on Main Street (05/12/05)
A divided Cape Girardeau planning and zoning commission Wednesday recommended downtown Main Street remain one way southbound, citing frustration over the fact that downtown merchants couldn't agree on a traffic plan. The commission followed the recommendation of a six-member committee of planning commissioners and downtown merchants. The vote was 7-2 to forward the recommendation to the city council, which has the final decision...
Road work begins to add access to schools (05/12/05)
One of two northbound lanes on south Kingshighway will be closed to traffic starting today, weather permitting, as construction proceeds on the Silver Springs Road intersection project, state highway officials said. Missouri Department of Transportation officials said this will be the first in a series of lane closures that will occur over the next several months on the busy north-south highway as a result of the construction project...
Trinity Lutheran School plans spring musical (05/12/05)
Trinity Lutheran School's annual spring musical will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. This year's musical is "The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit," a humorous version of the story of David and Goliath. This will be the last musical directed by choir director Dottie Meyr, who is retiring after 15 years at Trinity. For more information about the musical, call the school at 334-1068...
Bonds to fund public safety, public works building (05/12/05)
The city of Cape Girardeau will use $8.19 million in special obligation bonds to fund construction of the new fire station and make other public safety improvements, reimburse the city for purchase of the new public works building and pay off equipment leases...
Alumni association to present 12 with merit award (05/12/05)
A dozen alumni of Southeast Missouri State University will receive the school's 2005 Young Alumni Merit awards. They will be honored by the alumni association at a commencement luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the Student Recreation Center and will be recognized during commencement at 2 p.m. in the Show Me Center...
Board youths find new fun (05/12/05)
Jackson's newest playground is by far the most daring. And after one week since the unofficial opening, it's the most popular. On Tuesday afternoon just after school, the 50-foot by 90-foot concrete pad was buzzing like a busy, dysfunctional airport. ...
Area Girl Scouts receive honors at awards ceremony (05/12/05)
A special ceremony to honor girls who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award or the Girl Scout Silver Award as well as graduating senior Girl Scouts. was held recently at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a young woman can earn in scouting, requires Girl Scouts to plan and implement a project to benefit others. Otahki Council scouts from Cape Girardeau Troop 290 and Jackson Troop 192 were recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award...
Friends plan benefit for cancer survivor (05/12/05)
Taking one day at a time is about all Bonnie Edwards can do. The Cape Girardeau resident, diagnosed with lung cancer last summer, has battled over the past year with the disease. Her cancer went into remission in February, and she was even able to return full-time to her job in the ad services department at the Southeast Missourian newspaper...
Community digest 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Grand opening weekend at new nature center ; Cape rodeo to benefit Shriners Hospital; Re-creation of story featured on Grampa Woo; Community dance to be held Saturday; Red House plans special programs; High Noon Toastmasters club meets on Tuesdays; Civil War Roundtable has cookout Sunday; McGuire Cemetery service set for Sunday
Community cuisine 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
2005 fish fry planned Saturday in Painton; Ham and fried chicken at New Salem UMC
Girl Scouts of Otahki Council holds installation ceremony (05/12/05)
The Girl Scouts of Otahki Council elected and installed its board of directors and nominating committee members at its annual meeting recently. Officers elected were Jean Bollinger, president; Mike Shivelbine and Terri Tomlin, vice presidents; Evelyn Rehagen, secretary; and Pat Kaempfer, treasurer. ...
Lawmakers make deal on school funding bill (05/12/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House and Senate negotiators on Wednesday crafted a compromise version of legislation to rewrite Missouri's education funding formula. The new plan faces final votes in both chambers but could be forwarded to the governor as early as today...
Mercury restriction for vaccines passes Missouri Legislature (05/12/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill that would restrict mercury levels in vaccines was sent to the governor on Wednesday, despite House changes that almost derailed the measure in the Senate. As of April 1, 2007, the bill would bar immunizations containing more than one microgram of mercury per one-half milliliter dose of vaccine for children under age 3 and pregnant women. Mercury is sometimes used as a preservative in vaccines...
Senate sends tire fee bill to Blunt (05/12/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate gave final legislative approval Wednesday night to a bill that would reinstate a 50-cent fee on new tires to help fund the clean up of old discarded ones. From 1990 until Jan. 1, 2004, the state required tire dealers to collect a 50-cent fee on each new tire sold. But the fee was allowed to expire, and efforts to reinstate had failed until now...
Bill cracks down on students bringing medicine to school (05/12/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill aimed at cracking down on children who bring prescription drugs to school won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending the bill to governor's desk. The bill would prohibit anyone under age 21 from distributing prescription drugs while on school property to anyone who does not have a valid prescription. Violators would be charged with a misdemeanor...
World briefs 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Senate defies president on highway spending; Rain, snowfall cause flooding, slides in West; Culkin denies molestation during Jackson trial
Stress test may predict sudden death from heart attack (05/12/05)
People whose hearts beat too fast during rest and too sluggishly during exercise have a greater risk than others of dropping dead suddenly from a heart attack, a study suggests. The research, believed to be the first on sudden death in healthy people, relied on simple stress tests like the ones often given to people with heart problems...
United we fall (05/12/05)
NEW YORK -- On the morning after United Airlines won the right to walk away from his pension, Jerry Jedynak woke up groggy and depressed. "Imagine being with a woman for 31 years and having that relationship shattered one day to find out you've been lied to and cheated," said Jedynak, a customer service agent at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport since 1974. "You're going to ask yourself, were you a fool? Why didn't I see it coming?"...
Prosecutor - Father angry over girl's disobedience (05/12/05)
WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- The man accused of stabbing to death his 8-year-old daughter and her best friend hunted his child down in a park in a fit of rage because she was supposed to be grounded for stealing money, prosecutors said Wednesday. A judge denied bail for 34-year-old ex-convict Jerry Hobbs after prosecutors said he admitted in videotaped and written statements to beating and stabbing his daughter Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias on Mother's Day. ...
Officials - Bush plan would cut some survivor benefits (05/12/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's preferred approach for Social Security would mean smaller survivor benefits for middle and upper-income children and widows than they are now promised, a top administration official said Wednesday. At the same time, Bush envisions no changes in the benefit system for the disabled, said Allan Hubbard, chairman of the National Economic Council and the administration's point man on Social Security...
House passes anti-gang legislation (05/12/05)
WASHINGTON -- Reacting to spreading street violence, Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to make gang attacks federal crimes and put gang members in line for long federal prison sentences or even the death penalty. A bill approved 279-144 would expand the range of gang crimes punishable by death, establish minimum mandatory sentences, authorize the prosecution of 16- and 17-year-old gang members in federal court as adults, and extend the statute of limitations for all violent crimes from five to 15 years.. ...
U.S. trade deficit reaches lowest level in months (05/12/05)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit fell sharply in March to $54.99 billion, the lowest level in six months, as U.S. exports climbed to an all-time high. Imports declined, reflecting in part a slowdown in clothing shipments from China. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the gap between what the United States imports and what it sells to foreign countries narrowed by 9.2 percent from a record monthly deficit of $60.57 billion set in February...
Stray plane sends U.S. capital scrambling (05/12/05)
WASHINGTON -- A small plane strayed within three miles of the White House Wednesday, forcing an evacuation of government buildings so quick that Capitol police, rushing to get House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to a secure location, lifted her out of her shoes...
Anti-U.S. protests erupt in Afghanistan (05/12/05)
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Hundreds shouted "Death to America." Some in the angry crowd burned an effigy of President Bush, others threw stones at a U.S. military convoy. Police fired on the demonstrators Wednesday, trying to stifle the biggest display of anti-American anger in Afghanistan since U.S.-led forces ousted the ruling Taliban militia 3 1/2 years ago. Four people were killed and 71 injured...
Stray dog in Kenya saves abandoned child (05/12/05)
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...
At least 69 dead after wave of suicide bombs in Iraq (05/12/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Suicide bombs ripped through a crowded market and a line of security force recruits Wednesday as a wave of explosions and gunfire across Iraq killed at least 69 people -- pushing the death toll from insurgent violence to more than 400 in less than two weeks...
Gendron pitches shutout to lift Jackson past Scott City (05/12/05)
Jackson pitcher Brandon Gendron threw a complete-game shutout, and the Indians backed him up with plenty of offense in an 8-0 victory at Scott City on Wednesday. Gendron allowed only three hits while striking out six for the Indians, who improved to 16-2. He also was 2-for-4 at the plate...
Tigers have eyes on taking seconds (05/12/05)
It's not often a coach is satisfied with a second-place finish. But Central tennis coach Bud Craven would be pleased as punch with three second-place finishes in today's MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 Tournament in Cape Girardeau. The real battles today likely will be for second place, as Lindbergh is expected to defend its team title as well as win the individual singles and doubles championships. The Flyers have a trio of juniors who have all been state qualifiers since they were freshmen...
Redhawks in underdog role in OVC tournament (05/12/05)
After squeezing into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament on the final weekend of the regular season, the Southeast Missouri State softball team hopes to make some noise in an underdog role. The fifth-seeded Redhawks (25-26) begin the six-team double-elimination event today with a 10 a.m. game against fourth-seeded Tennessee-Martin (31-20) in Jacksonville, Ala...
McDonald earns OVC top freshman award (05/12/05)
When Megan McDonald began her freshman softball season at Southeast Missouri State, she didn't even know if she would see the field very much. She saw the field, all right -- and then some. On Wednesday, the Central High School product was named the Ohio Valley Conference's Freshman of the Year in voting by the league's coaches...
Suppan leads Cardinals past Dodgers (05/12/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A day before closer Jason Isringhausen's return, Jeff Suppan gave the St. Louis Cardinals' weary bullpen a needed break. Suppan pitched seven strong innings in the Cardinals' 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night...
Royals begin search for manager (05/12/05)
Hiring a new manager might not be as simple as finding the man the Kansas City Royals want. It also will have to be someone who wants the Royals. This small-market franchise has fallen upon hard times. Deep problems may prove sobering to any would-be successor to Tony Pena, who resigned Tuesday night with the worst record (8-25) and second-lowest team payroll ($36.9 million) in the major leagues...
Pacers tie series with road win (05/12/05)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The NBA's most resilient team bounced back again. Jermaine O'Neal scored 22 points, Reggie Miller had 19 and Jeff Foster grabbed 20 rebounds Wednesday night to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Detroit Pistons 92-83 in Game 2, tying their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece...
Rolen will undergo tests today on left shoulder (05/12/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen's sprained left shoulder likely will keep him from accompanying the St. Louis Cardinals to New York at the start of a nine-game trip starting Friday. The third baseman was injured in a collision of 240-pound players at first base with Hee-Seop Choi of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. After a mostly sleepless night, Rolen wasn't optimistic about his immediate prospects...
Area digest 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Cape's Wildest Rodeo set for this weekend; Heuring aces No. 6 at Bent Creek; Skeeters Boys tourney this weekend in Chaffee; Burnett medalist in Jaycees ladies league; Southeast coach on top golf team at booster event; Gators Swim Team captures small clubs title
Weighing the risks (05/12/05)
The Lankheit family of Cape Girardeau lost three people, but they don't want them to come back. Cliff Lankheit, his wife, Melanie, and son, Kevin, each lost the equivalent weight of one person during the past two years. Cliff, 54, once weighed 367 pounds; he has lost 121 pounds, and is still losing. Melanie, 52, weighed 311, and has lost the most weight at 155 pounds, just a pound shy of her current weight. Son Kevin, 23, started out at 307 and now is a trim 180...
When emergency arises, call for the turtle patrol (05/12/05)
May 12, 2005 Dear Patty, For nearly 20 years DC's mother kept a turtle in the family's downstairs bathtub. Jacques summered in a plastic swimming pool behind the house, stirring only occasionally to eat frozen fish bits. On her birthday and for Christmas, DC's mother often receives jewelry and paperweights in the shape of a turtle, even though Jacques is now basking in turtle heaven...
Moving toward coherence (05/12/05)
Recently I have been exploring the complex issue of emotions in this column. From the response I've gotten from readers, this is indeed a perplexing issue for many. One guy wrote: "So what am I supposed to do? My wife is always telling me I have an 'anger management problem' and that I should be reading your column. ...
Maria Lyskowski (05/12/05)
Maria Magdalena Lyskowski, M.D., 82, a resident of Jefferson City, Mo., since 1990, died peacefully Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at her home. Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, May 7, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Jefferson City, with the Rev. David Buescher officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery...
Sarah Lasley (05/12/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Sarah Theressa Lasley, 73, of Mounds died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Ill. She was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Pomona, Ill., daughter of Richard W. and Mary Elizabeth Storey McLean. She married William "Bill" Lasley...
Freda Menley (05/12/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Freda Marie Menley, 77, of Chaffee died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1927, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Charles Albert and Valley Odessa Lincoln Patton. She and Joe Menley were married Nov. 26, 1945...
Lorraine Campbell (05/12/05)
Lorraine Campbell, 76, of Jackson died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 1928, at Shook, Mo., daughter of Frank Eli and Cassie Myrtle Long Anderson. Survivors include a son, Terry Campbell of Jackson; a daughter, Lisa Umfleet of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Carl and Floyd Anderson of Jackson; and a sister, Mary Davis of Augusta, Ga...
Bob Gones Sr. (05/12/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bob D. Gones Sr., 79, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1925, at Hannibal, Mo., son of Kendall and Francis Henderson Gones. He and Margaret Presson were married Sept. 12, 1996. Gones was employed by the FAA at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, before retiring in 1979 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars...
James Coulter (05/12/05)
James M. Coulter, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab. He was born March 31, 1945, at Farmington, Mo., son of James A. and Beatrice Vivian Ramsey Coulter. Coulter was a graduate of Farmington High School. He worked at Metro East Manufacturing in Belleville, Ill. ...
Births 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Harold; Brady; Shaffer; Uhrhan
Cape/Jackson fire reports 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: * At 4:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Caufield Drive. * At 4:44 p.m., a citizen assist at 1418 Spanish St. * At 6:32 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3200 block of William Street...
Cape/Jackson police reports 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items Wednesday. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Lakeish Shania Johnson, 20, 430 Olive St., Apt. 4, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance...
Out of the past 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
25 years ago: May 12, 1980 The annual salary talks between the city of Cape Girardeau and the local firefighters' union have been completed, and both sides are expressing satisfaction with the points of an agreement arrived at last week; the terms of the agreement, which is scheduled to go into effect July 1, won't be announced until the city council has the opportunity to review them...
Thrift in Jackson (05/12/05)
The Salvation Army opened a new thrift store on East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson on April 29. The store is only the organization's second in Southeast Missouri, the other opening in Cape Girardeau in 1994. Jackson does not have many residents who are living in poverty, but the Salvation Army points out that many people are looking for bargains -- especially young families with growing children...
Disheartening reading (05/12/05)
Editor: It was disheartening to read professor Clayton's comments regarding artist Gary Lucy's mural commissioned by Southeast Missouri State University to be displayed at the new River Campus. First of all, Prof. Clayton's comments are unprofessional. Secondly, they are simply untrue...
Unprofessional jealousy (05/12/05)
Editor: Professor Ronald V. Clayton's childish, schizoid criticism of Gary Lucy's riverboat art speaks volumes about Clayton's (un)professional jealousy of the merits of Lucy's work. Incredibly, Lucy is a product of Clayton's own university art department...
Reducing SS benefits (05/12/05)
Editor: Is it my imagination or did the following just happen in this country: George W. Bush ran around saying that we have a Social Security crisis because we will eventually have to reduce benefits by about 20 percent; to fix it, he's proposing a new, much more expensive plan that will cut benefits by about 20 percent...
Speak Out 5/12/05 (05/12/05)
Defending Lucy; Missouri looks trashy; Listening to Journet; Sheriff has no radar; CAFTA concerns; Who's lunching for free?; Run amok coverage; Wasting ink; The real freeloaders; Numbed by war; Non-voters don't count; Christian question; Keep writing; Sidewalks of Cape; Remember Rockwell; Make politics public ; Close downtown streets; Tax only the rich; Losing votes; Hatred and loathing
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