[SeMissourian.com] Partly Cloudy ~ 30°F  
River stage: 12.19 ft. Rising
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Stories from Monday, January 16, 2006

Speaker: King forged ahead with faith, trust (01/16/06)
At the St. James A.M.E. Church in Cape Girardeau on Sunday evening, praises rang throughout the church for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on," sang the crowd of those who had gathered for the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration...
Missouri National Guard shifts duties for Family Assistance Centers (01/16/06)
The Missouri National Guard will no longer employ full-time staffers to handle family assistance and support at any of its 62 armories statewide. The Cape Girardeau armory is currently home to one of the six family assistance centers in Missouri. Each of these centers is manned by a civilian contract employee...
MySpace travels: Teens talk about everything on popular Web site (01/16/06)
A 17-year-old Jackson High School student's MySpace Web site contains a message from a friend suggesting "sex, dancing and a lot of margaritas" sounds appealing for upcoming weekend plans. On a 16-year-old Cape Girardeau Central High School student's MySpace Web site, a message from a friend asks if the girl is still "smokin' reefer," referring to marijuana...
St. Paul rummage sale to benefit mission outreach (01/16/06)
St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a rummage sale/fund raiser, co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial Chapter 30281, to benefit the church mission outreach program at St. Paul's Fellowship Hall, 223 W. Adams, Jackson. Volunteers and donations of sale items are needed. ...
Col. McMahon retires after 23 years (01/16/06)
Col. Donald McMahon of Springfield, Mo., retired recently from the Missouri Army National Guard after 23 years of military service. His last assignment was commander of the 1107th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot, which included an 11-month deployment to Southwest Asia. McMahon's active duty with the Navy began in August 1968, and he served in Vietnam during 1970...
Community cuisine 1/16/06 (01/16/06)
Immaculate Conception serves breakfast Jan. 29...
Community briefs 1/16/06 (01/16/06)
Kindergarten enrollment set Jackson district Kindergarten enrollment for children currently living in the Jackson School District who meet eligibility requirements will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Primary Annex School, 444 W. Jefferson St. ...
The Jackson Heritage Association holds second art contest to create awareness (01/16/06)
Promoting the dissemenation of local history is part of the Jackson Heritage Association's mission statement, and right now the association is focusing on attracting younger members. JHA member Cathi Stoverink said it's important that local history is made known because there are many newcomers to the area and Jackson has a rich history...
AmerenUE was told reservoir might fail (01/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Less than three months before the Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed, a plant superintendent sent an e-mail to several AmerenUE supervisors warning about a possible collapse, according to a newspaper report. The e-mail was prompted by a surge of water that overflowed the northwest wall of the reservoir on Sept. 25, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in Sunday's editions...
Budget numbers can cause head-scratching in wake of Blunt's State of the State address (01/16/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Numbers. They add legitimacy to assertions. They are the foundation of facts. They are essential to businesses, households and governments alike. And they can also be confusing -- downright head-scratching, sometimes. Gov. Matt Blunt mentioned no less than 57 numbers last week in his State of the State and budget address. There were numbers as dollars, cents and percents, years and dates, rankings and measurements. There were general numbers and specific numbers...
Getting the draw on development: Planned S. Illinois shooting complex boosts economy (01/16/06)
MARISSA, Ill. -- Around this tiny Southern Illinois town and nearby Sparta, folks at times politely quibble about who is closer to the sprawling recreational shooting complex being carved out of former mining land. With both communities just a few miles from the place, it's pretty much a draw...
High-mileage Illinois State Police cars slow response, cost millions (01/16/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- High-mileage patrol cars are breaking down, keeping state troopers from responding quickly to accidents and costing millions of dollars annually in repairs, according to the Illinois State Police. In two incidents last summer, breakdowns prevented troopers from getting to the scene of accidents. ...
K.C. home of artist Thomas Hart Benton often overlooked by visitors (01/16/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nearly 23 years after opening to great fanfare as a state museum, the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio is a lonely place. "It's kind of sad," said Jerry Rardin, the home's maintenance man and groundskeeper for 20 years. "When I first started working here, we were busy every day with tourists. Last five or six years, we'll go days and not have anybody."...
Nine wounded when gunman opens fire at birthday celebration (01/16/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Nine people were wounded early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire at a birthday party at a Springfield hotel, but none of the injuries appeared life-threatening, police said. Five men and four women were hit by bullets, police spokesman Matt Brown said, but eight of the victims were released from a local hospital on Sunday...
Missouri graduate prepared for pandas (01/16/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jon McRoberts, 23, is moving up in the animal kingdom -- from otter wrangler to panda scholar. The Columbia resident received a four-month internship with the Smithsonian National Zoo Park. He leaves Friday for Chengdu, China, where he will join a four-year study of panda reproduction at the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding. ...
Ballots for visually impaired voters present problems (01/16/06)
JOLIET, Ill. -- Will County Board Chairman Jim Moustis doesn't have a mouse or a moose in his name. Just ask the employees in the county clerk's office who have given the chairman's name an awful lot of thought recently. First the clerk's office tried "Moustis," but the computer software system designed to pronounce names for visually impaired voters said "Mouse-tis."...
Mission: Pluto (01/16/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- It will be the fastest spacecraft ever launched, zooming past the moon in nine hours and reaching Jupiter in just over a year at a speed nearly 100 times that of a jetliner. Its target is Pluto -- the solar system's last unexplored planet, 3 billion miles from Earth. And the New Horizons spacecraft, set for liftoff on Tuesday, could reach it within nine years...
Analysts: Growing budget deficits may endanger nation's economic health (01/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- Like a person packing on pounds, the United States keeps adding to its flabby budget deficits, endangering the nation's economic health and the pocketbooks of ordinary Americans. Here's the worry: Persistent deficits will lead to higher borrowing costs for consumers and companies, slowing economic activity...
Despite budding corruption scandal, ethics committees won't commit to action (01/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- The leaders of Congress' ethics committees are not committing to any investigation of misconduct despite the growing revelations about the favors that lobbyist Jack Abramoff won for clients and the largesse he arranged for lawmakers. The committees, for now, are poised to remain on the sidelines...
Vigil for student shot by police as he held pellet gun at school (01/16/06)
LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Family and friends gathered at a private candlelight vigil Sunday to mourn a 15-year-old they knew as a troubled but friendly boy who was shot during a confrontation with police at his middle school. Christopher Penley was pronounced dead early Sunday, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Web site, two days after a deputy gunned him down as the boy brandished a pellet gun that closely resembled a 9mm handgun...
'12 more angels': Sago Mine victims remembered at memorial ceremony (01/16/06)
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. -- The 12 miners who died together beneath the West Virginia hills were remembered Sunday as men who loved their families, God, NASCAR, and a good laugh. "I'm sure there was a prayer meeting goin' on in that ol' coal mine the other evening like we've never seen before," Pastor Wease Day told more than 1,800 people gathered at the memorial service at the West Virginia Wesleyan College chapel...
Money launderers get creative, use cards (01/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- Gift cards from stores and malls, phone cards and other prepaid cards are emerging as ways for criminals to launder money they have gotten through illegal activities. That was among the findings in a federal report, released last week, examining different methods criminals use to conceal and move dirty lucre...
Congressmen seeking DeLay's post claim reform agenda (01/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- Each of the three Republican congressmen seeking to replace former Majority Leader Tom DeLay claimed on Sunday to be best positioned to clean up the House in the wake of bribery and influence scandals, and discounted their own ties to lobbyists...
Family feud, new book threaten to distract from King's legacy (01/16/06)
ATLANTA -- On the eve of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 77th birthday, his legacy is under attack and its greatest defender is unable to speak. King's widow, Coretta Scott King, is recovering from a stroke that partially paralyzed her, and on Saturday made only her first public appearance since last year's King holiday observance, smiling from a wheelchair at the Salute to Greatness Dinner...
Young consumers driving merchants to switch to plastic (01/16/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Erica Jostedt loves to shop, but she hates paying with cash or a check. There's rarely more than $20 in her wallet and she doesn't carry around her checkbook because she usually needs it just once a month to cover the rent at her San Francisco apartment...
Pakistanis: U.S. missed al-Zawahri because he skipped dinner iniviten (01/16/06)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Thousands of Pakistanis took to the streets Sunday to rage for a second day against a purported U.S. attack on a border village, chanting "Death to America" and demanding U.S. troops leave neighboring Afghanistan, as more details emerged about the airstrike...
Electoral commission to release findings of Iraqi vote complaints (01/16/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's election commission will announce results of its investigation into allegations of vote fraud on Monday, officials said, while the tribunal overseeing Saddam Hussein's trial confirmed the chief judge has asked to resign. The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, or IECI, has worked through the 50 or so serious complaints of voter fraud lodged after the Dec. 15 election, Safwat Rashid, an official with the panel, said Sunday...
Socialist Bachelet wins Chilean presidency as opponent concedes (01/16/06)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A socialist doctor and former political prisoner was elected Sunday as the country's first female president, defeating a conservative multimillionaire opponent in a race that reflected Latin America's increasingly leftward tilt...
Iran notches up anti-Israel campaign with conference to study Holocaust evidence (01/16/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran announced plans Sunday for a conference to examine evidence for the Holocaust, a new step in hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campaign against Israel -- one that was likely to deepen Tehran's international isolation. Ahmadinejad already called the Nazis' World War II slaughter of European Jews a "myth" and said the Jewish state should be wiped off the map or moved to Germany or the United States...
U.S. military frees 500 prisoners, including pair of journalists (01/16/06)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The U.S. military on Sunday released some 500 prisoners cleared of ties to Iraq's insurgency, including a pair of journalists who had been held for months, U.S. military officials said. Majed Hameed, an Iraqi reporter for the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya network and the Reuters news agency, was released Sunday after four months in U.S. custody, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said during a visit to Al-Arabiya's headquarters...
Jackson wrestlers will try to defend SEMO title this week (01/16/06)
Jackson put together one of the most dominating performances in the history of the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament last year en route to a 15th tournament title. The Indians had seven individual champions and had 11 wrestlers in championship matches while racking up 410 points. Josh Schumacher, Ben McMillian, Sean Gant and Kamden Rampley are all back after winning championships last year...
Heeb sees improved play in Braves' skid (01/16/06)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team suffered its fifth straight loss Friday night, but Braves coach David Heeb could feel a little better about his team's effort in a 78-62 loss to Charleston. The Bluejays are ranked among the state's top 10 Class 3 teams...
'Hawks make themselves at home (01/16/06)
When Southeast Missouri State begins baseball practice Tuesday, the Redhawks for a change won't be preparing for a schedule dotted with traditional national powers. Still, coach Mark Hogan figures his team will be properly challenged by a slate featuring 29 nonconference games in addition to the usual 27 Ohio Valley Conference contests...
Redbirds give Cape a taste of spring (01/16/06)
With comical Cardinals broadcaster Al Hrabosky as the emcee, area fans received a rather entertaining look at the upcoming baseball season Sunday evening as the Cardinals Caravan made its annual stop at the Osage Community Centre. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was the main attraction at the question-and-answer event, which also included pitcher Randy Flores and newly acquired infielder Aaron Miles...
Streaking Hurricanes use Staal's hat trick to rally past Blues 4-2 (01/16/06)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eric Staal has defied the odds during a lifetime of playing hockey. At 21 years old, he finally lost his first tooth -- or at least part of it. "I've got a lot chin scars, but I've never lost a tooth," he said. "Maybe I'll smarten up and wear a mouth guard from now on."...
Venus Williams exits Australian Open (01/16/06)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Wimbledon champion Venus Williams crashed in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, losing 2-6, 6-0, 9-7 to Tszvetana Pironkova. It was only the third time in 34 Grand Slam tournaments that the five-time major winner has lost in the first round...
Toms takes stress-free route to Sony Open title (01/16/06)
HONOLULU -- David Toms' heart is just fine, and it sure wasn't under much stress at the Sony Open. With two quick birdies to seize control, Toms surged past Chad Campbell and never gave anyone else much hope Sunday at warm and breezy Waialae Country Club, closing with a 5-under 65 for a five-shot victory over Campbell and Rory Sabbatini...
Kwan receives Olympic team spot on medical bye (01/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Michelle Kwan has been handed one more chance to chase that elusive Olympic gold. Now she has to prove she deserves it. While Sasha Cohen earned her spot in Turin by winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night, Kwan needed an assist from a selection committee...
Smith stars in Panthers' 29-21 NFC road victory over Bears (01/16/06)
CHICAGO -- Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers road show left Chicago's vaunted defense face down and out of the playoffs. Now it's off to Seattle for the NFC championship, where the Panthers will have to rely on their playmaker more than ever. Smith had 12 catches for a career-high 218 yards and two long touchdowns, including a 58-yard scoring reception on the second play from scrimmage, to lead Carolina to a 29-21 victory over the Bears on Sunday...
Colts exit stage way right (01/16/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Forget the first 55 minutes, when the Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Indianapolis Colts. And no one will remember much how they scored all the points. What they'll be talking about in Pittsburgh for years to come is those last five, thrilling minutes, a wild finish made of missed opportunities, gut-wrenching twists and one unimaginable, tide-turning play after another...
Outgoing head of PBS says lack of funding seen in network's output (01/16/06)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Some things never change for the Public Broadcasting Service: "Sesame Street," British theater and empty pockets. The outgoing PBS head said Saturday that the nation must fundamentally rethink the value of public broadcasting, because the cash-strapped service is now inhibited from taking programming risks or sticking with worthwhile shows...
Cronkite: Time for United States to get troops out of Iraq now (01/16/06)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, whose 1968 conclusion that the Vietnam War was unwinnable keenly influenced public opinion then, said Sunday he'd say the same thing today about Iraq. "It's my belief that we should get out now," Cronkite said in a meeting with reporters...
Finishing a feat: Cape workers pitch in to help with Texas project (01/16/06)
After Drury Southwest construction crews pack up at the end of summer 2006, the 20 million visitors flocking to San Antonio, Texas, each year will be able to walk a complete loop on the city's famous Riverwalk. Crews are in the process of constructing an 850-foot walkway to connect the Riverwalk into one continuous loop. The project is an extension to the existing horseshoe-shaped walkway, which runs along the San Antonio River's downtown flood channel...
People on the move 01/16/06 (01/16/06)
Salon on Broadway adds to staff Shelly Zimmerman has joined the staff at Prodigy's Styling Salon at 821B Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Nick Hogan has opened a State Farm Insurance office at 1353 N. Mount Auburn Road, Suite A, in Cape Girardeau. Wade Bartels has been promoted to assistant vice president at Commerce Bank, Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau. ...
Business memo 01/16/05 (01/16/06)
JCS/Tel-Link opens location in Poplar Bluff Cape Girardeau-based JCS/ Tel-Link recently opened a store at 1904 N. Westwood Blvd. in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This is the company's sixth location. The others are in Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Doniphan in Missouri and Chester and Anna in Illinois. ...
Chateau holds open house (01/16/06)
Chateau Girardeau's open house for its new one-bedroom residential care apartments was held Saturday. Each unit has 550 square feet and access to a spa, laundry facilities, large kitchen/dining room and a sitting area located within walking distance, all accessible by one hallway. The bedroom, living room and bathroom within the apartment are equipped with an alarm that will bring immediate assistance from a nurse. Support bars on either side of the commode fold up when not in use...
Merle Hilgendorf (01/16/06)
Merle R. Hilgendorf, 79, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Esther Schaefer (01/16/06)
Esther Schaefer, 88, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born May 25, 1917, in Tilsit, Mo., daughter of William and Anna Roloff Wille. She and Max Schaefer were married on July 11, 1936. He died Jan. 29, 1988...
Ervin Vogelsang (01/16/06)
Ervin H. Vogelsang, 85, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/16/06 (01/16/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Cape police reports 1/16/06 (01/16/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 1/16/06 (01/16/06)
25 years ago: Jan. 16, 1981 The hammers are pounding at the new Family Learning Center as staff members prepare for a late March opening; a major community fund drive will precede the opening of the center, a family counseling facility aimed at parental education and prevention of child abuse and neglect...
Citizens and police (01/16/06)
The Citizens Police Academy in Cape Girardeau offers an opportunity to get to know how the police department works from the inside. At the academy, chief Carl Kinnison and others in law enforcement share their knowledge about their work with academy participants in weekly meetings. The exchange is intended to help build better relationships with the public...
Speak Out 1/16/06 (01/16/06)
Don't cast stones; Good justices; Time for honoring; County development; Is this a joke?; The kilt kit and caboodle; Lazy tree disposal; Movie theaters are safe; Good reading; Administrative power; Support Millersville PO; Court money; Thanks for floor hockey; Great mail carrier; Politicking in church; Sharing information
Front cover
January 2006
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar