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Stories from Tuesday, June 21, 2005

House bill would cut public radio, TV funding (06/21/05)
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that could cut $249 million next year from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a not-for-profit organization that provides funding for public radio and television stations nationwide...
Bill takes novel approach to underage drinking (06/21/05)
Alcohol in the bloodstream could constitute illegal possession by a minor. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --When a police office catches a minor holding a bottle of beer, a ticket for illegal possession of alcohol can ensue. If the minor has already disposed of the evidence by consuming it, however, there is little the officer can do...
Cape man sentenced in investment scheme (06/21/05)
A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to 51 months in prison Friday for a fraud scheme in which he duped elderly investors out of $2 million. Rick D. Shirrell previously was found guilty of one felony count of wire fraud and one felony count of money laundering. He was ordered to pay $2.07 million in restitution...
Two earthquakes in 12 hours rattle area (06/21/05)
Some Cape Girardeau County residents were awakened with a boom and a shake Monday morning, the ripple effect of one of two earthquakes that originated from Western Kentucky within 12 hours. The first quake, which was a magnitude 2.7, occurred at 9 p.m. Sunday. The second, a magniude 3.9 temblor, took place at 7:21 a.m. Monday with an epicenter 23 miles east of Charleston, Mo...
Jackson minister receives Fulenwider award (06/21/05)
The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer is pastor at Emanuel United Church of Christ. For a man so tall and popular, the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer appeared oddly unassuming Monday night. Unassuming, but comfortable. Roethemeyer accepted the R.A. Fulenwider Meritorious Community Service Award Monday night, an award given annually at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce banquet...
Cape OKs Timber Creek development, pet restrictions (06/21/05)
New pet restrictions -- including one dealing with barking dogs -- won unanimous approval of the Cape Girardeau City Council Monday night. The council accepted the recommendations of the city's animal control task force to revise the city's nearly year-old pet law...
Scott City officials say land will return to original state (06/21/05)
The Scott City Council approved the city's 2005-2006 budget by a 7-0 vote Monday night, but one local developer had some questions about one of the items that figures large in the budget. Councilman Ron Worl was absent for the vote. The budget includes an expense of $131,000 to remove sludge from the bottom of the Illmo lagoon and collapse the lagoon's levies, closing it as required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...
Former law enforcement officer enters guilty plea (06/21/05)
A retired police lieutenant from El Paso, Texas, entered a guilty plea to second-degree robbery in circuit court Monday. Jeffrey Earl Lattimer, 48, who lives in Jackson, was accused of robbing the Horst Pharmacy in Jackson on Nov. 2. He was arrested a little more than a week after the robbery. With his plea, Lattimer admitted to taking Fioricet, Xanax and Valium from the pharmacy by claiming he had an explosive device in a gym bag he was carrying...
Lexington Trace- Walk this way (06/21/05)
The concrete was barely dry on some sections of Lexington Trace when neighborhood residents started walking on it. "We don't have to worry about the traffic," said Martha Freeze of Cape Girardeau who, along with her husband, John, regularly takes walks on the new sidewalk that's changing the landscape through Cape Girardeau's north-side neighborhoods...
Good Hope Street nightclub torn down (06/21/05)
The building that once housed the Taste Lounge has experienced some rough times in its recent history. In the last 10 years, the property at 402 Good Hope St. has been the site of two murders and a near-riot that injured several people. Now owner Michael Pryor is having the building torn down. Contractors began tearing the structure down on Monday...
Motorist killed in single-car accident (06/21/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Farrar, Mo., man was killed Monday afternoon on Route D in Perry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The patrol reported that 49-year-old Stephen Meier was killed when his 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity ran off the road, crossed a yard and struck a utility pole about a mile east of County Road 310...
Jury begins deliberating fate of former Klansman (06/21/05)
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- The murder case against a former Klansman charged in the slayings of three civil rights workers went to the jury Monday after prosecutors made an impassioned plea for a conviction, saying the victims' families have waited a long 41 years for someone to be brought to justice. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) * Accepted a general warranty deed from A & A of Cape Girardeau Inc. for property on Lisa Drive for storm water improvements. * Raised waste disposal charges. * Raised water rates...
50 pounds of coins fund a legacy (06/21/05)
A Jackson man had been saving loose change for more than two decades. Kenneth Detherage knows how pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters can add up after 25 years. On Monday evening, the 85-year-old World War II veteran used the contents of his teddy bear bank to buy an engraved brick in the Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838 Legacy Wall, the memorial outside the group's new building. ...
Learning briefs 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Central student chosen for fine arts academy; Owen receives biology, physiology awards; Kasten chosen to attend scholars academy; Students honored for making top marks; Scholarships awarded to area students; Farrow, Jackson selected to attend Boys State
Missing Wisconsin woman turns up in Cape Girardeau (06/21/05)
A Wisconsin woman who had been missing since May 31 turned up in Cape Girardeau Monday. Mary O'Rourke-Pape, 48, of Poynette, Wis., didn't tell her mother or her 14-year-old twins where she was going, various Wisconsin media outlets reported in recent weeks. Her family reported her missing on June 4 after she didn't show up at work at the county health center...
Students go high-tech in old crash site search (06/21/05)
RUSSELL, Kan. -- The small group of Fort Hays State University students crisscrossing a Russell County wheat stubble field were in search of pieces of an airplane that had crashed there earlier -- 60 years earlier, in fact. The students, part of Ken Neuhauser's applied geophysics class, were using modern technology in hopes of perhaps finding an engine from the B-29 that had crashed in the field. It was something of an odd outing for an otherwise routine college class...
Oil prices hit record near $60 a barrel (06/21/05)
U.S. gasoline prices average about $2.13 a gallon, an increase of more than 40 percent over the past two years. Oil prices marched to new heights near $60 a barrel even as the president of OPEC said Monday the group will consider raising its output ceiling by half a million barrels as early as this week...
Use it or lose it: Exercise is key to a healthy brain (06/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Exercise your brain. Nourish it well. And the earlier you start, the better. That's the best advice doctors can yet offer to ward off Alzheimer's disease. There's no guarantee. But more and more research shows that some fairly simple steps can truly lower your risk of the deadly dementia...
Senate votes again to block vote on Bolton nomination (06/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats blocked John Bolton's confirmation as U.N. ambassador for the second time Monday and President Bush left open the possibility of bypassing lawmakers and appointing the tough-talking former State Department official on his own...
Man with dud hand grenade killed by police at Seattle courthouse (06/21/05)
SEATTLE -- A man carrying a hand grenade and shouting threats was shot dead by police Monday in the lobby of the federal courthouse. The grenade was inactive, but police could not see that as the man held it in his hand, police chief Gil Kerlikowske said...
Court rejects death sentence, citing poor legal counsel (06/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out yet another sentence for a death row inmate, issuing a warning to state courts in a 17-year-old Pennsylvania case that shoddy defense work wouldn't be tolerated. The justices have been particularly active in death penalty issues this session, making it unlawful to execute juveniles, scolding prosecutors for stacking a jury on racial lines and ruling it was unconstitutional to force defendants to appear before juries in chains during a trial's penalty phase.. ...
Business digest 06/21/05 (06/21/05)
Leading indicators decline in May NEW YORK -- A closely watched gauge of future business activity fell more than expected in May, indicating slower economic growth may lie ahead later this year, a private research group announced Monday. The New York-based Conference Board reported that its Composite Index of Leading Indicators fell 0.5 percent last month to 114.1. ...
Experts say sex offender limits may go too far (06/21/05)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The clamps are coming down on released sex offenders like never before. Laws restrict where they can live, Web sites list their names, satellites track their steps. Neighbors and bosses force them from their homes and jobs. The tightening of restrictions around the country comes after several recent slayings of children, allegedly by released sex offenders. The crackdown is aimed at protecting youngsters...
Security leak reveals flaw in processing credit card accounts (06/21/05)
The criminal exploit that exposed 40 million credit card accounts to possible fraud is shedding light on an arcane but sensitive piece of the financial industry: the hundreds of companies that process transactions between merchants and card issuers...
Car bomber in northern Iraq kills 15 policemen, wounds 100 others (06/21/05)
IRBIL, Iraq -- A suicide car bomber wearing a police uniform killed at least 15 traffic policemen and wounded 100 others Monday during morning roll call at a police headquarters in this oil-rich northern Kurdish city, the second such attack in as many days...
World digest 06/21/05 (06/21/05)
Lebanon's new leader reaches out to opposition BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The son of Lebanon's slain former prime minister, whose anti-Syrian slate swept to victory in the final round of Lebanon's parliamentary elections, reached out Monday to his defeated opponents with promises that he would not "close the door on anyone." The anti-Syrian opposition led by Saad Hariri captured control of Lebanon's parliament Monday in the fourth and final round of the country's elections, breaking Syria's long domination of the country. ...
Pope's book gives insight on priorities (06/21/05)
ROME -- In a new book written while he was still a cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI suggests what his priorities will be, criticizing what he called attempts to build a community without God in Europe and condemning Western trends to liberalize abortion...
Over shouts, Kuwait gets first female Cabinet member (06/21/05)
KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait's first female Cabinet member took the oath of office in parliament Monday over the shouts of Muslim fundamentalist and tribal lawmakers opposed to women in politics. The parliament floor was in uproar as conservatives stood and cried out that Massouma al-Mubarak's appointment was unconstitutional because she was not a registered voter. Liberal lawmakers then stood as well, shouting back, "Congratulations."...
Afghans scuttle plot to assassinate U.S. ambassador (06/21/05)
The arrests came after warnings of mayhem ahead of parliamentary elections. KABUL, Afghanistan -- A station wagon carrying three Pakistanis slowed for a moment to go over a speed bump. Within seconds, Afghan intelligence agents pounced -- seizing Kalashnikovs and RPGs the men allegedly planned to use to assassinate the U.S. ambassador...
Riverdogs build up steam, rip Centralia (06/21/05)
The local squad followed up its first win over the Capahas with a 15-6 triumph. The Riverdogs displayed no hangover from arguably the biggest win in the team's seven-year history. Two days after beating the Capahas for the first time ever -- after having previously lost 17 straight to their Cape Girardeau rivals -- the Riverdogs pounded the Centralia (Ill.) Buds 15-6...
Cape has its way in rout of Jackson (06/21/05)
Ford & Sons crusied to a 15-5 victory. Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau's American Legion team simply has Jackson starter Tyler Beussink's number. Beussink allowed nine runs in 51 2/3 innings during Jackson's high school season. In two starts against Cape this summer, Beussink has allowed 24 runs, though not all have been earned runs...
Haines heads to Class AAA after heroic walk (06/21/05)
The former Central pitcher will report to the Cubs' Des Moines affiliate today. Talley Haines made sure he ended his most recent stint in Class AA with a bang -- and in most unusual fashion. Haines, a 1995 Central High School graduate who is in his eight season of professional baseball, will join the Class AAA Iowa Cubs tonight as the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs begins an eight-game homestand...
Spurs fans gas up vehicles for possible victory party (06/21/05)
SAN ANTONIO -- The horn-honking along Commerce Street lasted into the wee hours of the morning Monday, Spurs fans exercising their preferred yet peculiar brand of free speech to celebrate their team's overtime victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Unique among NBA fans in terms of revelry customs, Spurs fans bring a small-town fervor to every corner of their big city, attaching small team flags to their car antennas and heading downtown after big wins to blare their horns, hang out their windows and scream.. ...
Tennessee Tech coach recovering from serious illness (06/21/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech men's basketball coach Mike Sutton gauges his progress in recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome in very small steps. That includes being able to move his legs and talk even though he remains on a ventilator. "You have to work hard. You have to do the little things," Sutton said during an interview at the Nashville hospital where he is being treated. "When it first struck me, I couldn't do anything. Now I can move my legs and I can talk."...
Biffle opts for Victory Lane over pit row at Batman Begins 400 (06/21/05)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Greg Biffle never considered pitting during the last caution period Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Instead, he stayed on track with slightly worn tires and turned that decision into his fifth Nextel Cup victory in 15 starts this season...
Baylor staves off elimination in 10 innings (06/21/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Baylor extended its first College World Series appearance in 27 years by at least one day with its first win in the tournament, 4-3 in 10 innings Monday over Oregon State. Mike Pankratz, batting .193, blooped an RBI single over first baseman Andy Jenkins and just out of the reach of second baseman Chris Kunda, ending the Beavers' first appearance in the CWS since 1952...
Cards ease past Reds 6-1 (06/21/05)
St. Louis claimed its fourth straight victory as it NL Central lead grew to 10 games. CINCINNATI -- Even after pitching another gem, Chris Carpenter was frustrated. The way he's throwing the ball, he figures he should be able to go all the way every time out...
Federer breezes on Centre Court (06/21/05)
WIMBLEDON, England -- In keeping with custom, the defending Wimbledon men's champion played the opening match Monday on Centre Court. Roger Federer was ready. Back on his favorite stage, the top-ranked Federer hit four aces in his first service game and successfully began his bid for a third consecutive Wimbledon title by beating Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2, 6-4...
Sports briefs 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Peterman, Furey and Alberson top annual Jaycee scramble...
Sports briefs 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Baseball...
Parents learn to cope with children's busy sports schedules (06/21/05)
Businesses sponsorship makes many sports teams possible. School's out for most area students, and children like to take full advantage of the recreational activities that come with summer sunshine. But that can mean parents are catering their day to a busy schedule, shuffling children from camps to Little League games after work...
Some offbeat summer reading (06/21/05)
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs are valuable reference tools and chock-full of useful information. But even they don't know everything. For example, which famous people were expelled from school? What word can be made by rearranging the letters in "Britney Spears"? What is the difference between a gaggle of geese and a skein of geese?...
Maui harbors paradise for tourists (06/21/05)
Humpback whales love it. So do plenty of tourists who love nothing better than to hit the beaches in Maui. Joni and I recently returned from a 25th anniversary trip to the scenic Hawaiian island. There were no whales there. They winter there. By June, they're long gone...
Marie Tippett (06/21/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marie Tippett, 89, of Marble Hill died Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home. She was born March 31, 1916, near Advance, Mo., daughter of Oria Carman and Dottie Lorna Wiggins Harris. She and Troy Marion Tippett Sr. were married Oct. 24, 1941. He died Dec. 28, 2000...
Donald Dockins (06/21/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Donald G. Dockins, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at St. John's Place in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Sikeston, son of George Franklin and Cora Mae Ballard Dockins. He and Wanda Sue Patrick were married June 10, 1967...
Joseph Lundstrum (06/21/05)
Joseph Eldon Lundstrum, 69, of Tyler, Texas, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in Tyler. He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Macomb, Ill., son of Bruce F. and Alma Frits Lundstrum. Lundstrum moved to Tyler in 2004 from Onalaska, Texas. He was a mechanic and farmer. He was a member of Lakewood Church...
Anthony Phillips (06/21/05)
Anthony Joseph "Tony" Phillips, 41, of Richland, Miss., died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at his home. Phillips was a 10-year employee of FedEx. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; mother, Diana Phillips of Florence, Miss.; father, Jerry Lee Phillips of Jackson, Miss., formerly of Cape Girardeau; children, Cody and Shelby Phillips of Terry, Miss.; four sisters, Lea Ann Evans of Richland, Kelly Blackwell of Mount Sterling, Ill., Geri Melvin of Quincy, Ill., Diana Danovcheck of Warren, Ohio; two brothers, J.L. ...
Leslie Hill (06/21/05)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Leslie Hill, 91, of Mayfield, Ky., died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1914, in Tennessee, son of L.L. and Bessie Grubbs Hill. He and Rebecca M. Williamson were married in 1932. Hill retired from Carter's Saw Shop. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church...
Vergie Seabaugh (06/21/05)
Vergie "Nana" Seabaugh, 85, of Jackson passed away Monday, June 20, 2005, at the home of her son. She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Patton, Mo., daughter of Charles and Minnie Brotherton Wilson. She and Charley L. Seabaugh were married June 8, 1946, in Jackson. He passed away Oct. 21, 1998...
Daryl Wright (06/21/05)
Daryl Wright, 54, of Jackson passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert R. and Clara Jaco Wright. He and Teresa McClard were married June 17, 1972. Daryl was a 1968 graduate of Jackson High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University 18 months...
Tommie Stubenrauch (06/21/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Tommie Lucille Stubenrauch, 78, of Kelso, formerly of Bloomfield, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1927, at Painton, Mo., daughter of Thomas H. and Mary Jan Faughn Harmon. She married Herman Emil Stubenrauch Sept. 20, 1947, at Chaffee, Mo. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1999...
Edward Bierschwal (06/21/05)
Edward F. Bierschwal, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at his home. He was born April 21, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of Louis F. and Anna Hargens Bierschwal. He and Wanda Moore were married Nov. 10, 1946. Mr. Bierschwal was a 1943 graduate of Central High School. ...
Jeanie Conner (06/21/05)
Jeanie Lynn Conner, 66, of Jackson died Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 19, 1938, in New Madrid, daughter of Willmarn Harley and Donnie Maud Erwin Keith. She and Theodore Robert "Ted" Conner were married Jan. 14, 1958. He died May 20, 1990...
Tony Bangert (06/21/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Tony Delmar Bangert, 74, of Patton passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born July 24, 1930, at Lixville, Mo., son of Robert J. and Caroline Pohlmann Bangert. He and Lamia Lou Miinch were united in marriage May 22, 1954, at Friedheim Lutheran Church by the Rev. W.F. Krahn...
Births 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Fleeman; Worley
Police reports 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Fire reports 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: * At 9:24 p.m., a still alarm at Luce Street and North West End Boulevard. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 10:29 a.m., a gas smell at 1022 Sturdivant Street...
Out of the past 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
25 years ago: June 21, 1980 Festivities continue at the second annual Riverfest, sponsored by the Tourism Council of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce; activities began late yesterday as booths, lining Water Street, opened for business, and the music of the Jeff Volkerding Combo rocked the big crowd...
UMKC's future (06/21/05)
The framers of the 1875 Missouri Constitution gave us a great gift when they established the University of Missouri and its board of curators and charged the state legislature to "adequately maintain the state university." The Constitution calls public education "essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people."...
Students, taxpayers are talking, but who's listening? (06/21/05)
The news media in Kansas City are abuzz with talk of how the University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering separating from the University of Missouri system. Every time I hear or read something to this effect, my blood boils, because that statement is half wrong. It's the other half, though, the part that's correct, that really gets me burning...
Rubbermaid's comeback (06/21/05)
There's scarcely a town of any size in America that isn't actively seeking to build its economic base by attracting new businesses and industries while working to make existing enterprises grow. And communities that have a solid industrial base count themselves lucky, all the while knowing that keeping a business in town takes as much hard work as getting a new business to come in...
Making new neighborhood friends (06/21/05)
To the editor: Thank you for your helpful coverage and editorial comments about the new Neighborhood Connection in the downtown area of Cape Girardeau. Our first gathering at Mae Greene Garden was well-attended by interested residents and business owners. ...
Officials could use reminders (06/21/05)
To the editor: "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." Those words of Franklin D. Roosevelt are inscribed in granite as part of the memorial in Washington, D.C., which pays tribute to his legacy to our country...
Cape needs bigger skate park (06/21/05)
To the editor; I am wondering about Cape Girardeau's minimal attempt to provide a skate park for its youths. About seven years ago, My friends and I, along with some parents, tried to get a skate park or BMX track started. We went through Cape and Jackson officials and were not really even given the time of day. ...
Plenty of mountain lions spotted (06/21/05)
To the editor: In response to the editorial "Lions and cougars and ... ": I'm so sick and tired of the debate of the existence of the mountain lion in our region. My dad has acreage in Stoddard County. On numerous occasions these cats have been sighted. As far as proof goes, I guess we could shoot one and bring them to your office. Would that make you a believer?...
Speak Out 6/21/05 (06/21/05)
Tricky; Too many credits; Memories of Riverfest; Reckless laws; Weeds on highway; Sincerest condolences; Learning about racism; Appalling protest; Four contenders; Dressing down; Litter complaint; Repair the streets; Not a godly act; Pairing up candidates; Truth hurts
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