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Stories from Friday, December 30, 2005

Police: Poplar Bluff teenager was killed by hired hit man (12/30/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri teenager was shot to death by a hit man paid in cash and crack cocaine to kill the teen, police said Thursday. Lawrence James "Little Chubby" Warren Jr., 17, of Poplar Bluff, died Monday night outside his girlfriend's home...
Kinder says Medicaid needs to be revamped (12/30/05)
Missouri should restructure its Medicaid program to encourage healthy habits and provide aid only to the truly needy, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Thursday. The state can't afford to allow middle-class Missourians to transfer or hide family assets so Medicaid will pay for a relative's nursing home care, Kinder told a luncheon meeting of the Cape West Rotary Club at the Elks Lodge. About 40 people attended the meeting...
May I see your ID? (12/30/05)
The bartender asked for Katie's ID and she pulled one out of her black sequined purse. Barely glancing at the driver's license, the bartender handed it back and fixed the drink Katie ordered. Katie's ID picture resembles her at first glance -- the girl on the ID and Katie both have blonde hair. But a closer look at the ID reveals it isn't Katie...
Extra second to be added to clocks (12/30/05)
Scientists are going to add a "leap second" to 2005. The extra second will be added one second before 6 p.m. Central Standard Time on New Year's Eve. Leap seconds are needed occasionally because modern atomic clocks measure time with great accuracy, while the rotation of the Earth can be inconsistent...
Designated driver service catching on in Cape (12/30/05)
By TJ GREANEY Southeast Missourian Anyone familiar with Cape Girar-deau nightlife probably knows Tim Duffy's van, and everyone who drinks should know about his service. "It's the cheapest insurance you'll ever buy," said Duffy. The "insurance" Duffy offers with his Designated Driver shuttle can be measured in the assurance that a night out will be a safe night...
Jail injury sparks talk of who pays for treatment (12/30/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- When a prisoner from Scott County suffered a broken jaw at the hands of inmates while being housed in the Mississippi County Jail, a debate ensued over who would pay for medical treatment With a bill totaling around $18,000, neither Mississippi County nor Scott County was inclined to pay...
Last injured Toops child released from hospital (12/30/05)
The family swept away when a wall of water destroyed their house at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park returned Thursday to a home made ready for a late Christmas celebration. Tanner Toops, 5, the most critically injured of three children caught in the deluge, was released Thursday afternoon from Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. ...
2006 Azera sets standard as Hyundai flagship (12/30/05)
We were an unusual sight: four guys in an Asian import, on a Christmas shopping trip. Two of us were over 6 feet tall and needed the front seats moved all the way back. Even the trunk was crammed to the brim in the true spirit of holiday gift giving. ...
Ailing man runs to warn neighbors of fire, saves own life by dislodging blood clot (12/30/05)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- After battling the effects of cancer, several spinal surgeries and a recent heart attack, Stephen Koch's health was so poor he had trouble making it to the end of his driveway to pick up his mail. But when Koch, 42, awoke to heavy smoke in his Wentzville neighborhood, he told his wife to call 911 and rushed out to bang on doors and alert his neighbors...
Green Co. targets moms who used meth (12/30/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield mother whose daughter was born with methamphetamine in her system has been charged with child endangerment in what could be the first of many such cases in Greene County. Greene County assistant prosecutor Jill Patterson said the office plans to begin targeting mothers who use illegal drugs shortly before giving birth...
'Sopranos' actor accused in slaying says he's sorry (12/30/05)
NEW YORK -- A young "Sopranos" actor accused in the slaying of an off-duty police officer said in a jailhouse interview he's sorry and didn't know his alleged burglary accomplice was carrying a gun. Lillo Brancato Jr., who appeared opposite Robert De Niro "A Bronx Tale" and more recently was in several episodes of "The Sopranos," was charged with murder and other counts in the Dec. 10 shooting of Daniel Enchautegui during a gunfight...
Team will examine Iraq's election (12/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An international team agreed Thursday to review Iraq's parliamentary elections, a decision lauded by Sunni Arab and secular Shiite groups who have staged repeated protests around Iraq complaining of widespread fraud and intimidation...
Team will examine Iraq's election (12/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An international team agreed Thursday to review Iraq's parliamentary elections, a decision lauded by Sunni Arab and secular Shiite groups who have staged repeated protests around Iraq complaining of widespread fraud and intimidation...
St. Vincent advances to title game at Saxony (12/30/05)
St. Vincent advanced to the championship game of the Saxony Lutheran Christmas Tournament by rolling past Zalma 63-32 Thursday night. Waylon Richardet had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Indians (4-4), who won Pool A at 2-0. Greg Finger and Chris Fischer both added 10 points...
Tourney uses three officials for two days (12/30/05)
Tourney uses three officials for two days The controversy of using three referees at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament should be put to rest for two days at least. Three officials were on the floor for Thursday's games and will be present again for the final day of the tournament. The consolation final begins at 3 p.m. today with the championship game set for 7:30...
Scott City reaches consolation final, will face Scott Co. Central (12/30/05)
Scott City utilized its size advantage to pull away from Oran in a 48-33 decision in a consolation semifinal Thursday in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center. The seventh-seeded Rams (4-4) did not allow more than nine points in any of the last three quarters as they pounded it inside to their post players...
Bulldogs stun No.1 Bluejays with 79-64 win in semifinals (12/30/05)
Notre Dame coach Paul Hale said after Tuesday's quarterfinal upset over rival Central he was not sure how effective his team's press would be against top-seeded Charleston. No one in the Show Me Center was questioning the press Thursday, as the Bulldogs posted their second straight surprisingly easy win -- a 79-64 upset over the Bluejays in the semifinals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament...
Indians handle Cubs, keep alive bid for third straight crown (12/30/05)
The Jackson boys basketball team put itself in line for a third straight Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament title with an 80-67 win Thursday over No. 3 Bell City at the Show Me Center. The second-seeded Indians will play No. 5 Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the championship game...
Smith tries to tackle defensive woes, turnovers (12/30/05)
To say that Southeast Missouri State coach B.J. Smith was not in a pleasant mood late Thursday morning would be a major understatement. Smith was still reeling just a few hours after the Redhawks had returned to Cape Girardeau following a long bus ride from Johnson City, Tenn...
Kelly, Advance set up meeting in fifth-place game (12/30/05)
Things did not look good for Kelly at halftime of Thursday's fifth-place semifinal in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center. But the Hawks were still confident. "Coach told us at halftime that we could come back," junior guard Brandon Ayers said...
Backup receiver: Looker catches on in role of punt returner (12/30/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Four players got a shot at returning punts for the St. Louis Rams before they finally turned to Dane Looker. The backup wide receiver and kick holder can add another role to his resume. He had four returns for a 10.8-yard average last week, a huge improvement over the team's 4-yard average the first 14 weeks of the season...
South Carolina will place lots of attention on Smith (12/30/05)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Missouri quarterback Brad Smith didn't exactly squirm as he fielded questions before Friday's Independence Bowl. He acknowledged he'd rather skip the spotlight before the game, however. He's not shy, though, about the attention he'll get from South Carolina, whose defense has labeled him as priority No. 1...
Favre undecided on future plans (12/30/05)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears offered proof Brett Favre has still got it: a 56-yard dart to wide receiver Donald Driver, putting the Packers in position for a last-minute comeback. What happened next is why people are wondering if Favre's time is up...
Dungy returns to coach Colts for Week 17 (12/30/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy hugged his players and his assistant coaches, and thanked the public for its support after returning to Indianapolis on Thursday. Then, he went back to work. One week after leaving the Colts to mourn the death of son James, the coach ran practices, team meetings and announced he would coach Sunday's regular-season finale against Arizona...
Backup receiver Looker catches on in role of punt returner for St. Louis (12/30/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Four players got a shot at returning punts for the St. Louis Rams before they finally turned to Dane Looker. The backup wide receiver and kick holder can add another role to his resume. He had four returns for a 10.8-yard average last week, a huge improvement over the team's 4-yard average the first 14 weeks of the season...
Oklahoma turns back Oregon (12/30/05)
It was a sight incredibly familiar to San Diego football fans -- a quarterback named Leaf throwing an interception. This time it came in the Holiday Bowl, and it was by Brady Leaf, younger brother of Ryan Leaf. With No. 6 Oregon in position to at least tie it with a field goal, Oklahoma's Clint Ingram made a leaping interception at about the 10-yard line with 33 seconds left to preserve the Sooners' 17-14 upset of the Ducks on Thursday night...
Favre undecided on future plans (12/30/05)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears offered proof Brett Favre has still got it: a 56-yard dart to wide receiver Donald Driver, putting the Packers in position for a last-minute comeback. What happened next is why people are wondering if Favre's time is up...
Dungy returns to coach Colts for Week 17 (12/30/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy hugged his players and his assistant coaches, and thanked the public for its support after returning to Indianapolis on Thursday. Then, he went back to work. One week after leaving the Colts to mourn the death of son James, the coach ran practices, team meetings and announced he would coach Sunday's regular-season finale against Arizona...
Illinois approves plan much like the previous one (12/30/05)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- New rules have been approved to level the playing field between Illinois public high schools and private schools, which some argue win a disproportionate share of state sports titles, officials said Thursday. The Illinois High School Association announced that its member schools approved a proposal to promote competitive balance by boosting enrollment figures for private schools...
Brown responds to Snyder's coaching with double-double (12/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A little hounding from the coach paid big dividends for Marshall Brown. Missouri coach Quin Snyder got on the sophomore forward last week to be more aggressive, get to the boards and attack the basket. The result: Nineteen points and 11 rebounds for Brown in the Tigers' 68-56 win Wednesday over Eastern Illinois...
South Carolina will place attention on Tigers' Smith (12/30/05)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Missouri quarterback Brad Smith didn't exactly squirm as he fielded questions before Friday's Independence Bowl. He acknowledged he'd rather skip the spotlight before the game, however. He's not shy, though, about the attention he'll get from South Carolina, whose defense has labeled him as priority No. 1...
Counterfeit tickets confiscated at arena (12/30/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Several University of Illinois basketball fans who thought they had tickets to Wednesday night's game against Southeast Missouri State arrived at the Assembly Hall only to find they had been duped, campus officials said Thursday...
Stars shut out Blues in fight-filled contest (12/30/05)
DALLAS -- Bill Guerin has been stuck in a goal-scoring drought, and so has the Dallas Stars' power play. Both got back on track Thursday night. Guerin scored the first of three Dallas power-play goals and Marty Turco made 17 saves for his third shutout of the season and 24th of his career in the Stars' 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues...
A holiday of ER, ICU (12/30/05)
Several of you, with nothing but the best intentions, have asked this week the same question nearly everyone has heard dozens of times: "Have a good Christmas?" The question is one of those where you think you know the answer. After all, doesn't everyone enjoy Christmas? How could the answer to "Have a good Christmas?" be anything but positive?...
Pressure is on in tire debate- Let the maker be your guide (12/30/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: When looking for the correct tire pressure, you say to check the recommendation by the manufacturer of the car, not the manufacturer of the tire. But how does the car manufacturer know what kind of tires I bought? I have no idea what kind of tires came with a '98 Volvo, but I'm pretty sure I haven't bought that type. Wouldn't the tire manufacturer know better what the pressure should be for its specific tire? Please clarify. I get different answers from different mechanics...
Everybody's a critic: 'Memoirs of a Geisha' (12/30/05)
HHH (out of four) I must admit I would not have gone to see this movie if I hadn't been reviewing it. I am so glad I had the opportunity. "Memoirs of a Geisha" is a true love story encompassing aspects of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella." The world of a geisha exists for the entertainment of men while she stays in the shadows as a "nightfall" wife...
A look back at the events that shaped arts and entertainment in 2005 (12/30/05)
As with every year, 2005 was full of transition and expansion, death and rebirth, adversity and triumph, controversy and consensus in the field of Cape Girardeau arts and entertainment. The arts community continued its expansion, embracing a larger variety of artistic expression. Some people exited the scene, either through death or retirement, and members of a new generation took their place...
Artifacts 12/30/05 (12/30/05)
Arts Council Trivia Night scheduled for Jan. 28; Arts Council seeks entries for poster competition; Lewis and Clark series to air on KRCU radio station; Local, Colorado artists featured in January; 'Experimenting with Acrylics' starts Jan. 10; Eagle viewing highlighted in Southern Illinois
Marlon Brando's son sued by ex-wife, stepdaughter (12/30/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Christian Brando, son of late actor Marlon Brando, was sued by his ex-wife and his stepdaughter, who alleged he abused and threatened to kill them, their attorney said Thursday. Deborah Brando and her 13-year-old daughter filed a lawsuit against Brando in Superior Court on Tuesday for violation of their civil rights, assault, domestic violence, battery and emotional distress...
Donald Dean Bock (12/30/05)
Donald Dean Bock, 70, of Gordonville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where he had been a resident the past three years. He was born Oct. 14, 1935, near Gordonville, son of Alvin and Ruby Louise Willa Bock. He and Alma Schweer were married July 8, 1956, in Jackson. She survives...
Robert Dodson (12/30/05)
Robert L. Dodson, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born June 23, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Dwight and Virginia Langston Dodson. Robert was our beloved father, grandpa, brother and uncle, and went to his heavenly Father Wednesday to rest...
Jack Menz (12/30/05)
Jack T. Menz, 66, of Wagon Mound, N.M., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at his home, following a sudden illness. He was born April 5, 1939, at Randles, Mo., son of Martin and Mildred McCormick Menz. Survivors include his wife, Betty; three daughters, Marcia Menz of Albuquerque, N.M., Marla Fleming of Santa Ana, Calif., Myra Duran of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Mark Menz of Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Joyce Howell, Janet King and Kathy Crader of Delta, Lois Chapman and Judy Cobb of Chaffee, Mo.; two brothers, Jerry Menz of Raymondville, Mo., Marty Menz of Delta; and five grandchildren.. ...
Phillip Otrich (12/30/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Phillip R. Otrich, 66, of Anna died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at his home. Friends may call at Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Saturday until the funeral. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Roy Hill officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Mary Marquardt (12/30/05)
Mary C. Marquardt, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 26, 1925, at Fancy Farm, Ky., daughter of John and Florence Hobbs Roberts. She and Carl Marquardt were married Sept. 30, 1944. He died Feb. 14, 2003...
Thomas Cain (12/30/05)
Thomas Edward Cain, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born March 2, 1951, in Philadelphia, son of William and Ann Jane Munt Cain. Cain was an electrician with Craftsman Independent Union No. 1. He worked at Procter & Gamble a number of years. He moved to Cape Girardeau eight years ago from Daytona Beach, Fla...
Kireay Spillers (12/30/05)
Kireay K'Vion Spillers, 12, of Paducah, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born Nov. 22, 1993, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Thomas Spillers and Linda Hughes Senter. Spillers was a sixth-grade honor student at Paducah Middle School, and was active in football, basketball, baseball and karate. ...
Mearle Sullinger (12/30/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mearle Sullinger, 85, of Advance died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Advance, daughter of Arthur and Lula Baker Ward. She and Willis Sullinger were married Oct. 6, 1939, at Jackson. He died March 11, 2001...
Births 12/30/05 (12/30/05)
Smith; Bernett; Fee; Mathey; Biggerstaff; Wilson; Briscoe
Cape police reports 12/30/05 (12/30/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 12/30/05 (12/30/05)
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Out of the past 12/30/05 (12/30/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 30, 1980 Interviews with candidates for the Cape Girardeau city manager's post may begin later this week; city councilmen last week narrowed the field of hopefuls to 11 and from that list selected five to bring to Cape Girardeau to interview between now and Jan. 16...
Tournament fever (12/30/05)
There are so many reasons that the end of December generates excitement, and it's not just the celebration of Christmas. For high school basketball players in Southeast Missouri, it's the thrill of playing in the Show Me Center in front of cheering hometown fans...
Better Medicaid plan still possible (12/30/05)
To the editor: When the Missouri Medicaid Reform Commission this summer began studying how to improve the program, Democratic lawmakers on the panel were hopeful of producing recommendations to provide a better health-care system and address the rising number of working uninsured. Unfortunately, the final report endorsed by the commission's Republican majority fails in that regard. For that reason, we could not in good conscience join our Republican colleagues...
Strange story goes international (12/30/05)
To the editor: In response to the story "Boyfriend charged with assault in swallowed cell phone case": Phone-Swallowing Woman It was the Devil's curse But could have been worse: Natalie swallowed the phone. The result of a fight, It happened at night,...
Speak Out 12/30/05 (12/30/05)
Insurance pressure; Toys for Tots; Straight and narrow; Another Mandella; Cheers for CMS
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