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Stories from Thursday, September 15, 2005

Cape man charged with assault (09/15/05)
A man accused of dragging his girlfriend from a car in front of his mother's house was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor assault. Gregory L. Nicholson, 34, of 100 S. West End Blvd., was being held Wednesday evening at the Cape Girardeau County Jail. To be released, he must post a $3,500 cash bond...
Students compete for scholarships Merit Scholarships (09/15/05)
Three area students competed against more than 1.3 million juniors from almost 21,000 high schools to become National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The National Merit Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Less than 1 percent of seniors earn this honor...
Police chief announces retirement (09/15/05)
Cape Girardeau's Steve Strong will end his law enforcement career; Capt. Carl Kinnison will take his place. Cape Girardeau police chief Steve Strong won't ride off into the sunset. But he does plan to ride off to Mexico this fall on his BMW motorcycle...
Community Q&A 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
n Name: Nicole Adele Rodriguez...
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning action 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
Public hearings n Recommended a special-use permit for Craig and Elizabeth Thomas to operate an art gallery at 124 S. Spanish St. * Recommended for a special-use permit for an apartment on the second floor of a building at 20 N. Pacific St. in a commercial district...
Community briefs 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
Greyhound adoption fund raiser ends Sunday Greyhound Pets of America, an adoption group that finds responsible loving homes for greyhounds that no longer qualify for the racetrack, will partner with the PETCO store at 266 Siemers Drive until Sunday in a fund raiser. PETCO customers, vendors and associates are asked to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with proceeds to be distributed among greyhound adoption group partners in the community...
Community cuisine 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
St. Maurus Parish makes plans for breakfast BIEHLE, Mo. -- St. Maurus Parish will hold a breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall on Route B, two miles west of Interstate 55 in Biehle. The menu includes whole hog sausage, eggs, potatoes, milk gravy, biscuits and homemade coffeecake. Children under 6 eat free...
New chief grew up at police station (09/15/05)
Police Capt. Carl Kinnison hung around police officers as a teenage Explorer Scout and washed patrol cars. His first city job was as dog catcher. On Wednesday, city manager Doug Leslie appointed the 26-year veteran of the Cape Gir-ardeau Police Department to the job of police chief...
Frohna teen injured in car accident (09/15/05)
A Frohna, Mo., teenager was injured Wednesday in a one-car crash in southern Perry County. Dustin R. Roth, 16, was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau following the accident on Route A near Altenburg, Mo., the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported...
At the Fair: It's about the kids (09/15/05)
Some adults may already be tired of the SEMO District fair, now in its fourth day. The fair can be expensive, loud and can cause traffic problems. But to 5-year-old Megan Engelen, spending an afternoon at the fair is like Christmas. She and her family go once a year, and Megan anticipates the taste of cotton candy and the thrill of park rides...
No time for play (09/15/05)
Ask just about any elementary school student what their favorite subject is, and the answer more often than not is recess. When playground doors burst open, it is best not to stand near them or you'll get trampled, said Carol Horst, an art teacher at South Elementary in Jackson who was on playground duty...
Holiday luncheons planned at Cairo's Riverlore Mansion (09/15/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Holiday luncheons at the Riverlore Mansion, 2723 Washington Ave., have been scheduled for noon Nov. 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 1. The Cairo Public Library Board of Trustees will prepare the luncheons daily, and the home will be decorated in Christmas finery...
United Way kicks off small business blitz (09/15/05)
Soutehast Missourian The United Way of Southeast Missouri kicked off its Small Business Blitz Week recently. Volunteers will be contacting small businesses in the community to offer opportunities to donate to the United Way 2005 campaign. The 2005 campaign cabinet, chaired by Kathy Bertrand of The Bank of Missouri, has set this year's goal at $1,050,000...
New 'smart' alarms at Towers cause problems for students (09/15/05)
The start of a new school year often means a rash of fire alarms in the residence halls at Southeast Missouri State University. Ten alarms have sounded so far this semester in Towers East, where students are trying to get used to a new "smarter" fire alarm system...
Third man charged in musician's death (09/15/05)
Associated Press INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Prosecutors have charged a third person in the death of a Kansas City Symphony musician who was shot last week. Sylvon Sese, 20, of Independence, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the slaying of Steven Peters, 51. The bass player's body was found last week at his duplex in this Kansas City suburb...
House debates anti-abortion bill (09/15/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House began debate Wednesday on the primary issue of the special session -- a bill imposing new restrictions on abortion physicians and allowing lawsuits against people who help teens get abortions without parental consent...
EPA: New Orleans air putrid but not overly polluted (09/15/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The putrid air rising from New Orleans' slowly receding floodwaters was found Wednesday not to be overly polluted, encouraging news for a mayor weighing the reopening of the French Quarter and other dry parts of the city. Mayor Ray Nagin had said a clean bill of health for the air would allow the tourist-friendly French Quarter and central business district to reopen as early as Monday. ...
Ventria Bioscience focuses on growing genetically modified rice in northwest Mo. (09/15/05)
WASHINGTON -- Five months after Ventria Bioscience was forced to scuttle plans to grow genetically modified rice in Missouri's Bootheel region, the company is focusing its sights on the northwest part of the state. Scott Deeter, president of the Sacramento, Calif.-based company, said Wednesday he expects to file an application soon with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow the rice in one or more locations within 50 miles of Northwest Missouri State University, which is in Maryville...
Senate passes $3.5 billion plan for victims (09/15/05)
Families would get vouchers averaging $600 a month for up to six months. WASHINGTON -- More than 350,000 families made homeless by Hurricane Katrina would get emergency housing vouchers averaging $600 a month for up to six months under a measure approved Wednesday by the Senate...
Farmers fear Katrina will keep their goods from market (09/15/05)
COLUMBIA, Ill. -- His face smudged with dark grit, Glen Mueller stepped down from a combine this week and stared out across a corn crop jeopardized by quandaries far larger than the machinery towering over him. He and other farmers are facing a double whammy as the harvest begins. ...
Delta and Northwest file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (09/15/05)
Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp., hobbled by soaring fuel costs and heavy debt and pension obligations, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, becoming the third and fourth major carriers to enter Chapter 11 since the 2001 terrorist attacks...
After Katrina, 'a glut of lawsuits' expected to be filed (09/15/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The arrest of two nursing-home owners in the deaths of 34 elderly patients in Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters could be just the beginning of an effort by prosecutors and plaintiffs' attorneys to assign blame and hold those responsible for the New Orleans catastrophe accountable...
Heavy rain hits N.C. coast (09/15/05)
CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. -- Hurricane Ophelia lashed the North Carolina coast with high winds and heavy rains Wednesday, beginning an anticipated two-day assault that threatened serious flooding and an 11-foot storm surge. Ophelia was moving so slowly -- just 7 mph -- that authorities expected the storm's passage through North Carolina to take 48 hours from the start of rainfall on the southeastern coast Tuesday afternoon to the storm's anticipated exit into the Atlantic late today...
Nation digest 09/15/05 (09/15/05)
Federal judge declares pledge unconstitutional SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional Wednesday, a decision that could potentially put the divisive issue back before the U.S. ...
Annan defends U.N. against criticism, urges leaders to restore its credibility (09/15/05)
Summit discussion turns to terrorism, global economy. UNITED NATIONS -- After a year of mounting criticism, Secretary-General Kofi Annan defended the United Nations on Wednesday and urged global leaders to restore the organization's credibility by adopting broad reforms needed for the world to act together to tackle poverty, terrorism and conflict...
Al-Qaida bombs kill at least 160 in Baghdad (09/15/05)
Suicide bombers carry out more than a dozen highly coordinated bombings. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A man in the small van called out to the day laborers shortly after dawn in Oruba Square, saying he had work for them. When they approached, a witness said, the man set off his explosives...
Weapons smuggled into Gaza after Israeli soldiers withdraw (09/15/05)
RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian gunrunners smuggled hundreds of assault rifles and pistols across the Egyptian frontier into Gaza, dealers and border officials said on Wednesday. The influx confirmed Israeli fears about giving up border control and could further destabilize Gaza...
Kraft earns OVC soccer player of the week (09/15/05)
A school-record performance has netted Southeast Missouri State's Casey Kraft the Ohio Valley Conference's offensive player of the week award for women's soccer. Kraft, a freshman from St. Louis, scored three goals and had four assists during Saturday's 11-0 victory at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Her 10 points broke Southeast's single-game record...
OVC honor roll (09/15/05)
Following are the Southeast Missouri State athletes recently named to the 2004-2005 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for having at least a 3.25 grade point average: Baseball Matt Carter, Eric Horstman, Levi Olson, Josh Parham, Jordan Payne, Keith Wollis, Sean Zollner...
Back in the game: Hicks shakes off rust with two interceptions (09/15/05)
Former Central star Hicks shakes off two years of rust Like most athletes, Monroe Hicks has plenty of confidence -- but even he admits that he didn't expect to be playing this well this soon. Hicks, Southeast Missouri State's sophomore cornerback, has started the season with a bang, leading the Ohio Valley Conference in interceptions (two) and passes defended (seven) through two games...
Columnist gets threat from Rams executive (09/15/05)
ST. LOUIS -- An executive with the St. Louis Rams will be reprimanded for leaving a threatening phone message on the voice mail of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist. The Rams told the Post-Dispatch that team executive Samir Suleiman faces discipline, but declined to say what it would be. A call to the Rams on Wednesday was not returned...
ESPN agrees to $2.3 billion deal with MLB (09/15/05)
NEW YORK -- ESPN will start a series of Monday night baseball broadcasts and gain greater flexibility to move games to Sunday nights under a new eight-year contract worth $2.368 billion. The agreement announced Wednesday, which runs through 2013, allows the network to have a team appear on its exclusive Sunday night games up to five times per season, up from 11 over a three-season span under the six-year contract that is expiring...
Cards' magic number still two after 5-3 loss to Pirates (09/15/05)
ST. LOUIS -- It's on to Wrigley Field for the St. Louis Cardinals, denied a chance to clinch a tie for the NL Central title at home when the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a three-game sweep. Brad Eldred hit a pair of solo shots for his first multihomer game and the Pirates' bullpen worked 7 1/3 innings after Oliver Perez was ejected, keeping the Cardinals' magic number for clinching the division at two with a 5-3 victory Wednesday...
Rams to cross paths with Warner for first time (09/15/05)
ST. LOUIS -- It's the standard, not the shadow that St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger battles since he replaced his mentor Kurt Warner. Now Bulger and the Rams (0-1) will meet Warner and the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) this Sunday. It will be the first time the Rams have played Warner since the two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XXXIV MVP was released in 2004...
La Russa hails Molina as candidate for a gold mitt (09/15/05)
ST. LOUIS -- In the offseason the St. Louis Cardinals allowed a three-time Gold Glove catcher to leave as a free agent because they have a young one who's every bit as talented. This is the first year as the starter for Yadier Molina, 21, and his manager already is touting him for a Gold Glove...
Sports briefs 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
Baseball...
Health briefs/calendar 9/1505 (09/15/05)
Workshop on skin conditions scheduled SIKESTON, Mo. -- Missouri League for Nursing will present a workshop, "Geriatric 'Skin-Dromes,'" Sept. 22 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3:45 p.m. Those interested may contact the Missouri League for Nursing at (573) 635-5355 for information concerning registration and number of approved contact hours...
Getting menopause in the open (09/15/05)
Getting menopause in the open Editor's note: This column originally ran Feb. 19, 2004. Michael Seabaugh's regular Healthspan column will return next week. One of the most striking things about menopause for many women is that it is something that their mothers never talked about. Once referred to euphemistically as the "change of life," we now saw it like it is: menopause...
Cleaning the way to a spic-n-span heart (09/15/05)
The secret to a healthier heart may be hidden in the dusty confines of your vacuum cleaner. Or in your bucket of mop water, or your toilet scrub brush. A recent study from the University of Indiana found that the accumulation of housework and gardening may help lower blood pressure in people with with hypertension (high blood pressure) or pre-hypertension...
The sounds and smells of September (09/15/05)
Dear Julie, Two thousand bikers just left town after a rally here. They ate and drank and drove around town a lot. Main Street Saturday night was a miniature Sturgis. The chorale of motorcycle engines set off burglar alarms downtown...
Frances Simpher (09/15/05)
Frances Evelyn Simpher, 82, of Delta died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 3, 1923, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Otto B. and Maude Ina Dowdy Golightly. She and Delbert Lewis were married in October 1941. He preceded her in death. She and Charles Howell were married March 12, 1950. He preceded her in death. She then married Ed Simpher, who also preceded her in death...
Bertha Parker (09/15/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bertha Mae Robison Parker, 94, of Elder Care of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. She was born Nov. 10, 1910, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Montgomery and Clara Peter Lambert Eaker. She and Dewey Hampton Robison were married April 15, 1932, at Lutesville. He died March 15, 1973. She and Estel Parker were married in 1977. He died in 1987...
Tom Pridy (09/15/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Tom A. Pridy, 86, of Glenallen died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 7, 1919, in Glenallen, son of the Rev. Otto and Tora Richards Pridy. He and Shirley Gower were married April 14, 1946...
Walter Weber (09/15/05)
Walter C. Weber, 71, of St. Louis County passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 10, 1933, at Burfordville, son of August and Emma Nagel Weber. The family later moved to Jackson, where he attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Church...
Harry Curry (09/15/05)
Harry Eugene Curry, 62, of Friedheim died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at his home. He was born July 20, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Carl James and Nora Lisa Jenkins Curry. Curry was a 1962 graduate of Chula Vista High School in Chula Vista, Calif. He was an over-the-road truck driver...
Helen Johnson (09/15/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Helen Mae Johnson, 80, of Cobden died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill., from injuries received in an automobile accident in Carbondale. She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Anna, daughter of Roy and Maggie Boyd Roach. She and Floyd Johnson were married Feb. 24, 1940, in Charleston, Mo...
Lowell Hawkins (09/15/05)
Lowell R. Hawkins, 77, of Chana, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at KSB Hospital in Dixon, Ill. He was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lowell and Lettie Alexander Hawkins. He and Beverly Harriett were married April 12, 1953, in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She died Sept. 21, 1967...
Births 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
Craft; Hahs; Bolin; Evans; Eakins; Hinkle; Thiele; Miller
Cape fire report 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: * At 3:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Good Hope Street. * At 4:03 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2500 block of Maria Louise Lane. * At 5:27 p.m., lines down at at 801 S. Pacific St...
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 15, 1980 Attendance at the SEMO District Fair suffered from deflation due to inflation, according to fair board president Earl James; final attendance figures show approximately 75,000 people attended this year's exhibition; hot, dry weather contributed to the low attendance, as well as the state of the economy...
After Hurricane Katrina: Help now, probe later (09/15/05)
There are plenty of reasons to wonder what could have been done differently that might have spared some Hurricane Katrina victims from their miserable plight. And it is prudent to be concerned about gasoline retailers who obviously took advantage of those same hurricane victims by selling what fuel they had for more than $5 a gallon...
HOGs proud of charity work (09/15/05)
To the editor: The article that was in Sunday's paper about the Harley Owners Group was a nice article. Mark Bliss, the reporter, was nice and polite. He didn't try to indicate that we were a bunch of beer drinkers. The Kirkwood HOG chapter does a lot of charity work, and we are proud of it...
Name has not changed (09/15/05)
To the editor: I am the president of the New Home Cemetery Association I want to make sure that your readers know that the name of New Home Cemetery on County Road 256 off Route PP east of Puxico, Mo., has not been changed. Here is a portion of the minutes of the Stoddard County Historical Society meeting held Aug. 22:...
Speak Out 9/15/05 (09/15/05)
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