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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2006

Proposed Cape ordinance would restrict signs (01/12/06)
The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission discussed a new ordinance restricting the use of signs at its meeting Wednesday night. The ordinance would prohibit most banner signs, most flashing signs and all signs in areas known as public rights of way that are city property. It would also prohibit most human signage occurring when businesses hire people to distribute fliers or wear sandwich boards...
Man must get treatment in order to stand trial for crash deaths (01/12/06)
From staff and wire reports ANNA, Ill. -- A brain-injured man must undergo treatment in an attempt to make him ready to stand trial for the deaths of five people in a drunken-driving accident, a judge ruled. Union County assistant state's attorney Brian Trambley and defense attorney John Womick must make recommendations for rehabilitation treatment within 30 days, Judge Ronald Eckiss decided Tuesday. ...
Health center giving flu shots Tuesday (01/12/06)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is scheduled to hold its final flu-shot clinic Tuesday with up to 650 doses of the flu vaccine that have become available. The vaccinations will be given to anyone 6 months old and older, according to health center director Charlotte Craig...
Catering to 'Killshot' (01/12/06)
For actor Thomas Jane, Cape Girardeau has been a welcome detour from Hollywood. "It's just one of those classic-style towns," he said. "It's a charming place and I've felt right at home here ever since I arrived. Everyone has been really welcoming."...
Cairo family still looking for answers about man's alleged hanging death (01/12/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The family of Demetrius Flowers, seeking answers about his death in Cairo police custody four weeks ago, asked Mayor Paul Farris to attend a community gathering next week. Farris didn't immediately agree to the request, made during a Cairo City Council meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Holy City Church of God in Christ at 18th Street and Martin Luther King Avenue in Cairo...
Cape officer testifies guard punched him (01/12/06)
A Cape Girardeau police officer testified Wednesday that he was punched by a prison guard while breaking up a domestic disturbance between the guard and his wife. Following the preliminary hearing, Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled there was sufficient evidence to continue in the case against Tommy Tipler...
Community digest 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
River's Edge Pottery Guild holds winter meeting; Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society meets; Hi-Cot'N Country/Western dance club will hold workshop
United Way holds victory bash for meeting $1.1 million goal (01/12/06)
Despite major area fund-raising efforts for several natural disasters in the last year, the United Way of Southeast Missouri exceeded its 2005 campaign goal, collecting more than $1.1 million. With a few campaigns still underway and pledges continuing to come in, the United Way expects the total to slightly increase over the next few months. The current total is already $50,000 more than the goal...
Girl Scout cookie sale begins Friday; new varieties low in trans fat numbers (01/12/06)
Female entrepreneurs, ages 6 to 17 will launch Girl Scout cookies sales beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and continuing until Jan. 30. This year a special first-time event will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 4 with 10 booths strategically stationed throughout Westfield West Park...
Cape Girardeau County chosen for FEMA funds (01/12/06)
Federal funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program announced that Cape Girardeau County has been chosen to receive $36,175 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area for 2006...
Fair Association sets date for 2006 (01/12/06)
The 151st annual SEMO District Fair will be held Sept. 9 to 16 at Arena Park, organizers say. The fair association board of directors met Jan. 5 to elect officers for 2006. They were president Pete Poe of Cape Girardeau; vice president James K. Sander of Jackson; secretary Marilyn Schott of Jackson; treasurer Chris Weiss of Jackson; property custodian Dave White of Chaffee...
Blunt: State's economy is on the move (01/12/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt projected a sunny state of affairs Wednesday night, declaring Missouri's economy and budget strong a year after he took office and proposing new spending on everything from education to health care to prisons...
Home birth supporters seeking legalization of midwifery in Missouri (01/12/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sarah Linsenmeyer never thought she would have to risk aiding a criminal to become a mother. When daughter Willa, now 5, arrived via Caesarean section in a traumatic hospital birth, the 36-year-old former social worker was determined to greet her second child on decidedly different terms...
State digest 01/12/06 (01/12/06)
New women's prison planned in Chillicothe CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- A new women's prison nearly tripling the capacity of one the state plans to close will be built in Chillicothe, Missouri Department of Corrections officials announced Tuesday. The state said two years ago that it planned to close the 525-bed Chillicothe Correctional Center, one of two state prisons for female inmates. ...
No one bids for rare two-headed snake (01/12/06)
ST. LOUIS -- We the two-headed albino snake is drawing international attention -- but no bidders. The St. Louis-based World Aquarium put the snake up for sale on ReptiBid for a week, an auction that drew worldwide attention. Aquarium president Leonard Sonnenschein hoped to raise at least $150,000 for educational, research and other programs...
Groups appeal permit for Southern Illinois power plant (01/12/06)
MARISSA, Ill. -- Environmental groups are appealing a permit issued by the state that would let Peabody Energy Corp. discharge pollutants into the Kaskaskia River and Mud Creek from the utility's planned $2 billion power plant near this Southern Illinois town...
Nation briefs 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
Alaska volcano erupts with two explosions ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A volcano on an uninhabited island erupted early Wednesday, spewing an ash plume about 5 miles into the sky. The ash from Augustine Volcano was expected to steer clear of Anchorage, meteorologists said. Two explosions at 4:44 a.m indicated an eruption at the volcano, said geologist Jennifer Adleman of the Alaska Volcano Observatory...
Boy survives after head is run over by truck (01/12/06)
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- "All I remember about it was that when the truck ran over my head, I could hear my bones crack." That's what Cameron Schuette, 11, had to say Tuesday about the accident two days earlier in which his grandfather backed a pickup truck over his head...
Guantanamo prison passes fourth anniversary with construction (01/12/06)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Four years after the first detainees in the U.S. war on terrorism were brought to makeshift jails at Guantanamo, construction workers in hard hats are putting up a two-story complex modeled after a mainland maximum-security prison...
Top seeds post easy victories (01/12/06)
The top two seeds in the Scott-Missississippi Conference girls basketball tournament coasted to opening-round victories Wednesday night with dominating defensive performances. Second-seeded Kelly shut out tournament host Scott City in the second period of a 52-16 victory...
Central falls to Lafayette (01/12/06)
The Central boys swimming team kicked off three days of swimming meets on the road with a 128-57 loss to Lafayette on Wednesday in Wildwood, Mo. The Tigers had two individual winners -- diver Tanner Rust and 500-yard freestyle swimmer Kris Metje. Rust, who had been closing in on the state qualifying cut, took a step back Wednesday but posted a winning mark of 170.03...
Bulldogs press their way to unexpectedly fast start (01/12/06)
Coming off a state final four appearance, the successful start for the Notre Dame boys basketball team shouldn't be too surprising. But few would have predicted the Bulldogs to jump out of the gates at 14-1. "We've surprised people, but I don't think we've surprised ourselves," Bulldogs senior Kirk Boeller said. "We knew we could do it if we played as hard as can."...
Area bowling scores 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
Jackson Lanes Submitted Jan. 10 MEN High games: Donnie Nelson 300, Dave Schaupert 299, Steven Luttrell 298, Joe Zoellner 286, John Long 279, Mike Boone 269, Jason Brothers 268, Toby Zoellner 268, Brian McClanahan 268, John Wondel 267, John Litz 266, Dennis Roth 265, Corey Berkbigler 260, Mike Steinmeyer Sr. ...
Area sports digest 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
Officials meeting set for Wednesday The Heartland Officials Association will have its monthly meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 107 of the Student Recreation Center at Southeast Missouri State. The agenda will include selected rules discussions and open questions from the floor...
Sutter will sport Cards cap on plaque (01/12/06)
NEW YORK -- Bruce Sutter is going into the Hall of Fame wearing the cap of the St. Louis Cardinals. Sutter seemed in a state of shock Wednesday, one day after he was elected to the Hall. "It's something I thought was never going to happen," he said. "I'm humbled. It still doesn't sound right."...
Illinois to add more classifications beginning in 2007-08 school year (01/12/06)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois High School Association on Wednesday approved handing out more state titles in several sports, including basketball, beginning in the 2007-08 school year. The board voted to expand its current two-class system to four in boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, boys baseball and girls softball...
White, Aikman lead list of Hall of Fame finalists (01/12/06)
CANTON, Ohio -- Reggie White dominated on defense, while Troy Aikman was leading the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles. Now two of the best players of the 1990s could enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame together. Aikman and the late White were among the 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame announced Wednesday, joining Thurman Thomas and Warren Moon as finalists in their first year of eligibility...
USC's White declares for NFL draft (01/12/06)
Football Southern California running back LenDale White declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Wednesday, one day before backfield mate Reggie Bush is expected to announce he, too, will skip his senior season to turn pro. White, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior, set a USC record by scoring 57 career touchdowns, including 26 this year to lead the nation...
Broncos start to cash in on new home-field advantage (01/12/06)
DENVER -- The last time the Denver Broncos hosted a playoff game, the stadium shook. Literally. Time, progress and the inevitable financial realities of the NFL forced the Broncos to bulldoze their creaky, lovable old home, Mile High Stadium, along with the significant home-field advantage that went with it...
PGA Tour announces new TV deal for 2007 (01/12/06)
HONOLULU -- There won't be as much channel-surfing to find the PGA Tour next year, the start of a six-year deal that includes only two major networks and gives The Golf Channel exclusive cable rights for 15 years. The announcement Wednesday culminates a major shake-up in the structure of the PGA Tour, which also revamped its schedule to create a seasonlong points race and a blockbluster finish...
Billikens fall in OT to No. 17 Colonials (01/12/06)
WASHINGTON -- As he usually does after a win, George Washington coach Karl Hobbs went to the microphone and addressed the fans after the final buzzer. This time, he chastised them for booing. For the second straight game, the 17th-ranked Colonials had to rally in the second half and win in overtime against a team it was expected to handle easily...
Missouri Valley Conference courts respect through RPI (01/12/06)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Missouri Valley Conference has always been regarded as one of the nation's top "midmajor" leagues. But if this season's RPI rankings are any indication, Valley teams are playing more like big-time programs than ever before...
Pregnancy planning: Promoting the natural way (01/12/06)
Whether you're trying to achieve it or trying to avoid it, pregnancy is one of the top issues on most women's minds. Recent years have seen the release of a variety of new products from the medical field -- from patches to shots to pills -- but some health-care professionals believe the best form of control is both free and already a natural part of the body...
Health briefs/calendar 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
Briefs With January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has announced several blood drives in the area. Volunteer blood donors make up nearly all the blood used for patient care in the United States. If all who are eligible to donate would do so on a regular basis, blood needs could be met and shortages could be a thing of the past...
Hooray for Hollywood (01/12/06)
Jan. 12, 2006 Dear Pat, Hollywood came to Cape Girardeau this week. Scenes from "Killshot," the movie, are being shot downtown. Restaurants and nightclubs are buzzing with extra patrons and rumors. Everybody in town to seems to have a Johnny Knoxville story, most of which begin or end with "He's a really nice guy." Thomas Jane, the handsome leading man, was seen drinking a beer at Buckner's, our brew pub. ...
Developing 'strategic resilience' (01/12/06)
Developing 'strategic resilience' I am not the most ambitious guy on the block, but I have known my share of rank ambitions. As a boy, I was wild-eyed in my desire to beat my sister Christy in the horse race that spontaneously erupted between us whenever we entered the lane leading back to the barn. I never realized that one...
Gary Williams (01/12/06)
EDDYVILLE, Ky. -- Gary J. Williams, 62, of Eddyville, Ky., formerly of Morley, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Williams was a member of the Eddyville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Williams of Eddyville; his mother, Margie Cannon Williams of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Kimberly Smith of Kuttawa, Ky., and Carol Crady of Almo, Ky.; three grandsons; a granddaughter; a brother; and a sister...
James Duncan (01/12/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- James "Dobbie" Duncan, 46, of Advance died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. He was born April 28, 1959, at Bloomfield, Mo., son of Paul and Bernice Morlan Duncan. He and Dorothy Hill were married Feb. 18, 1989, at Bloomfield...
Bobby Bollinger (01/12/06)
Bobby Bollinger, 72, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Linda Jones (01/12/06)
Linda Faye Jones, 53, of Newport, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in a traffic accident in Memphis, Tenn. Her mother, Ruby Rice of Newport, also died. Jones was born Jan. 27, 1952, in Newport, daughter of Andrew and Ruby Baker Rice. She married David Jones...
Harold Hartman (01/12/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Harold David Hartman, 84, of Oran died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, at Lilbourn, Mo., son of Walter Martin and Mae Clara Penrose Hartman. He first married Amanda Engelen May 9, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. She died Jan. 21, 1999. He and Elizabeth Reischman were married Nov. 26, 1999, in Cape Girardeau...
Loyd Biri (01/12/06)
Loyd James Biri, 81, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1924, at Old Appleton, Mo., son of Edward James and Nora M. Weisbrod. He and Georgia Mae Clingingsmith were married Aug. 14, 1948. Biri had been a butcher and meat cutter at Pocahontas Dressed Meat Plant...
Births 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
Coomer; Winter; Smith; Proffer; Bristol; Harris
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
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Out of the past 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
25 years ago: Jan. 12, 1981 Filing date for candidates seeking two seats on the Cape Girardeau Board of Education will be established tomorrow night; seats currently held by Dr. C. John Ritter and Michael L. Richey, both three-year terms, expire this year; neither Ritter nor Richey has yet filed for re-election...
School planning (01/12/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District will be updating its strategic plan over the next few weeks. This will be a blueprint to guide the district. A group of more than 30 individuals will be meeting to develop the strategic plan. This is the time for district residents to express their ideas and concerns...
Better looking than the stars (01/12/06)
To the editor: In late fall there was an article about a movie being shot in Cape Girardeau. It said about 100 people were needed as extras the week before Christmas. There was a Web site to submit an application. I went to the Web site, and there was nothing about the movie. About a week later I tried the Web site again. By then the form was there to be printed and filled out and sent to a St. Louis address...
Conservatives should protect liberty (01/12/06)
To the editor: In Sunday's paper Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder purports to answer the question I posed to state Sen. Jason Crowell. Perhaps Crowell, a lawyer, should have spoken for himself. The linchpin of Kinder's response is that warrantless wiretaps of American citizens are lawful. Well, no, they aren't...
Shield law provides needed protection (01/12/06)
To the editor: This session I am sponsoring legislation aimed at protecting reporters and their confidential sources. We rely on newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to tell us what is going on around us. Although we might not always agree with what and how the media report the news, an aggressive and independent press is indispensable in assuring that the individual liberties of Americans are not violated...
We should never concede liberties (01/12/06)
To the editor: Admission by the Bush administration that it has engaged in domestic eavesdropping by monitoring U.S. citizens' telephone conversations had resulted in a lame defense by the president's right-wing allies. They defend the president by declaring, "If they have nothing to hide, they shouldn't fear the government." This rationale is both naive and dangerous. The only thing that separates a democracy from a dictatorship is a private citizen's relationship to his government...
Speak Out 1/12/06 (01/12/06)
MLK Day events; On the dotted line; Flag needs repairs; Movie memories; Luxury of time; Good idea, but ...
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