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Stories from Monday, February 6, 2006

Three motorists killed in auto accident Sunday (02/06/06)
Three Poplar Bluff, Mo., residents were fatally injured in a three-car accident Sunday afternoon in Butler County. Christian Limpert, 31, Jerry Payne, 65, and Giles Simpson, 68, all of Poplar Bluff, died as a result of injuries received from the accident. ...
Citizens police academy begins at Cape police headquarters (02/06/06)
For most people, being led into a police department's booking room may not seem like a fun way to spend an evening. But for one small group last week, it was a rare experience. Last Thursday was the first night of the Cape Girardeau Police Department Citizens Police Academy. For the next six weeks, civilians will meet at the police station every Thursday for two hours, getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at police operations...
Super Bowl faithful root for their favorites at super parties (02/06/06)
A Seattle Seahawks fan was hard to come by in Cape Girardeau on Sunday evening as football fans gathered in front of television screens to watch Super Bowl XL. About 60 students watched the game between the Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers at Southeast Missouri State University's Student Recreation Center. A variety of organizations at the university offered students free food, beverages and prizes at the first-ever "Sober Bowl Party."...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
7:30 p.m. today Public Hearings Action Items Power and Light Committee Street Committee...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
City hall, 401 Independence St. Presentations Public Hearings Consent Ordinances (second and third readings) New Ordinances (first readings) Resolutions Appointments Liquor Licenses Other...
Area home builders have no need to offer incentives (02/06/06)
Not wanting to lower their prices, home builders across the nation are offering creative incentives to make a sale. A survey by the National Association of Home Builders found 62 percent of 406 builders are offering buyers incentives such as televisions or free heat for six months. Thirty-three percent are paying closing costs or fees. Twenty-five percent of builders say they are cutting prices, a move area builders try to avoid because it angers previous buyers...
Sue Kinder (02/06/06)
Sue Kinder, 64, of Delta, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the family home at Delta. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Sikeston man found guilty of murder (02/06/06)
Sikeston Standard-Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man was found guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action during a jury trial Friday. After deliberating for about 50 minutes, the seven men and five women of the jury found Randy Lamon McKeller, 24, guilty for the shooting death of Trevor Neal on May 24, 2003, at the corner of Dixie and Osage streets on Sikeston's west end...
St. Joseph holds 17th annual breakfast (02/06/06)
St. Joseph holds 17th annual breakfast...
Youth United Way offers grants targeting substance abuse, teen pregnancy issues (02/06/06)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri is offering grant opportunities targeted at youth substance abuse and teen pregnancy prevention. A total of $18,459 was raised during the 2005 student campaigns at Central and Jackson high schools. Grants are limited to a $2,500 request...
Community briefs 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
AARP meeting topic is Cape's 200th birthday The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of AARP No. 4041 will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The program will be presented by Southeast Missouri State University professor Robert Hamblin...
United Way, VIC seek nominations for volunteer recognition awards (02/06/06)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center are seeking nominations for the 19th annual community volunteer recognition awards. Recipients should demonstrate outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Perryville and other Cape County communities. Nominees for this prestigious award include exemplary individuals or groups who volunteer in the community...
Red Cross holds Winter Wonderland event to honor supporters, volunteers (02/06/06)
The Southeast Chapter of the American Red Cross celebrated and honored hurricane relief efforts of its volunteers, donors and supporters at the VFW Hall recently. The Winter Wonderland Celebration and Appreciation Event's selection of speakers included Benton shelter manager Saundra Blankenship, who spoke of her volunteer experiences; disaster relief worker Cindy Underwood; and Connie Ponder, case worker for both hurricanes. ...
Jetton converts vault to private office (02/06/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Speaker Rod Jetton has remodeled a fireproof vault on the Capitol's second floor into a private office, which he says he uses as a retreat from his main office. The oblong room, which is behind heavy metal doors on an interior hallway, was transformed last month into an unmarked office, known only to the speaker and his closest allies, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday...
Much evidence against Padilla can't be used in terror trial (02/06/06)
MIAMI -- The U.S. government claims alleged terror operative Jose Padilla admitted attending an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan and acknowledged plotting to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the United States or destroy apartment buildings with natural gas explosions in major U.S. cities...
98-year-old Kansas man two-stepping through time (02/06/06)
MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. -- Three to four times a week, 98-year-old Clyde Sample puts on his best suit, adjusts his string tie and polishes his black shoes. Then it's off to polka, ballroom and country dances across the state. The retired Minneapolis farmer said he doesn't mind being the oldest dancer on the floor...
Volunteer reader builds a bridge across generations (02/06/06)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Florence Holloway's doorbell rings on a cool, cloudy Saturday morning. "C'mon in," the 93-year-old says softly. Her blue eyes peer through her glasses as she walks to the door, but Holloway feels more than sees where she's going these days...
A family affair with Mariachi music (02/06/06)
NEWTON, Kan. -- When she was younger, Tasha Garnica would go visit her grandparents and sneak into their bedroom. It was in there Lidio Jaso kept his musical instruments when the grandkids came over. "The guitars would be on the bed," Garnica said. "We'd sneak in and play with them, and grandpa would catch us."...
Ham radio operators say orbiting spacesuit still giving weak signals (02/06/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A spacesuit that was tossed out of the international space station after being stuffed with old clothes and a radio transmitter was again sending weak signals as it circled the globe, ham radio operators reported Sunday. "Death reports were premature," said Allen Pitts, a spokesman for the American Radio Relay League, a Connecticut-based association for amateur radio operators. He said the signals were "weak, cold and really hard to copy, but alive."...
Specter says Gonzales' rationale for spy program 'strained and unrealistic' (02/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has not adequately justified why the Bush administration failed to seek court approval for domestic surveillance, said the senator in charge of a hearing today on the program. Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday he believes that President Bush violated a 1978 law specifically calling for a secret court to consider and approve such monitoring. The Pennsylvania Republican branded Gonzales' explanations to date as "strained and unrealistic."...
Coretta Scott King remembered at church where her husband preached (02/06/06)
ATLANTA -- Hundreds mourned the loss of Coretta Scott King at the Sunday services of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her late husband preached in the 1960s and the civil rights matriarch remained a member until her death. "Praise God for Coretta Scott King; let the heavens rejoice for the witness of our sister," the Rev. Raphael Warnock said after a rousing rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" stirred the congregation...
Major decisions: Army teaching troops how to pick the right spouse (02/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- They are the Pentagon's new "rules of engagement" -- the diamond ring kind. U.S. Army chaplains are trying to teach troops how to pick the right spouse, through a program called "How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk." The matchmaking advice comes as military family life is being stressed by two tough wars. Defense Department records show more than 56,000 in the Army -- active, National Guard and Reserve -- have divorced since the campaign in Afghanistan started in 2001...
Obesity doctor says limiting flavors is the key to a successful diet (02/06/06)
CHICAGO -- Forget counting carbs and calories. Obesity researcher Dr. David Katz says the way to lose weight is to limit flavors. Katz, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, says people stop eating when the brain's appetite center registers "full." But eating lots of flavors promotes overeating because different sensors must register full for appetite to subside, Katz says...
Super Bowl advertisements take a cartoonish, violent turn (02/06/06)
NEW YORK -- Cartoonish violence ruled the day at the annual knockdown competition among advertisers Sunday, as Bud Light, Diet Pepsi, Michelob and Sprint all used physical gags to hawk their wares at the Super Bowl, the most-watched television broadcast of the year...
Bush hopes $2.7 trillion budget plan will calm voters (02/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, trying to regain momentum after a tough political year, is sending Congress a budget that seeks to address the public's anxieties about global competition, energy prices and health care. Missing from the spending blueprint Bush was sending to Congress today is his signature issue from last year -- a sweeping overhaul of Social Security that would have introduced private accounts for younger workers...
Teen wanted in gay bar attack dies after gun battle (02/06/06)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A teenager suspected in a brutal rampage at a Massachusetts gay bar died Sunday from wounds suffered in a shootout with Arkansas police after he fatally shot an officer and a woman acquaintance, authorities said. The slain officer, Jim Sell, 63, did not know the 18-year-old he had stopped for a traffic violation in the small northern Arkansas town of Gassville was Jacob D. ...
Unloved for years, tech funds back on Wall Street's radar (02/06/06)
If you were in the stock market in the late 1990s, you felt the thrill of the technology boom and probably still have the scars from the sector's collapse. But tech funds and stocks are becoming attractive once again to investing contrarians. Last year wasn't particularly inspiring for tech funds, as they returned just 5.52 percent, barely besting the 4.9 percent gain of the Standard & Poor's 500. ...
Home sweet home? (02/06/06)
LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- The city wants Anna DeFaria's home, and if she doesn't sell willingly, officials are going to take it from the 80-year-old retired pre-school teacher. In place of her "tiny slip of a bungalow" -- and two dozen other weathered, working-class beachfront homes -- city officials want private developers to build upscale townhouses...
Officials investigate cause behind jail riot (02/06/06)
CASTAIC, Calif. -- A maximum-security jail was in a lockdown Sunday, a day after a race-related riot left one inmate dead and more than 100 injured. Investigators were interviewing hundreds of inmates and witnesses to the fighting that erupted between black and Hispanic prisoners Saturday at the North County Correctional Facility, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles...
World briefs 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
Israel agrees to transfer money to Palestinians...
In Red Sea, only few more survivors pulled from sea after ferry tragedy (02/06/06)
SAFAGA, Egypt -- It was a story told over and over by survivors of the sunken ferry. A fire in the hold raged out of control and smoke engulfed the ship during an unusually rough Red Sea crossing. Passengers gathered on deck looking for life jackets and lifeboats but found no help from the crew...
Lebanon sees Muslim anger spilling over (02/06/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Muslim rage over caricatures of the prophet Muhammad grew increasingly violent Sunday as thousands of rampaging protesters -- undaunted by tear gas and water cannons -- torched the Danish mission and ransacked a Christian neighborhood. At least one person reportedly died and about 200 were detained, officials said...
Haitians ready to go to polls amid fears of violence (02/06/06)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Stray bullets whizzing through slums, kidnappings, suffocating poverty and a dying economy -- Haitians have no shortage of things they would like to change about their troubled country. They will have their say on Tuesday in long-delayed elections aimed at restoring elusive democracy, two years after a bloody revolt ousted elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide...
U.S., Britain, France hope to pressure Iran into backing down (02/06/06)
UNITED NATIONS -- The campaign to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon has now moved to the U.N. Security Council, but countries there have vastly different ideas of what the council should do. The five permanent council members are split, with the United States, Britain and France hoping to pressure Iran into backing down with the ultimate threat of sanctions...
Iraq steps up security for Shiite event (02/06/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq will deploy thousands of police to prevent Sunni militants bombing a major Shiite ceremony next week, while the bullet-riddled bodies of two Shiites were found Sunday in the latest round of killings between rival Sunni and Shiite groups...
Gators take second in own three-day meet (02/06/06)
Swimmers from several different states and 17 squads visited Cape Girardeau for the weekend to compete in the Cape Gators swim team Great Times Invitational held Friday through Sunday at the Central Municipal Pool. The event attracted 386 swimmers, from youngsters to grown men, to one of the three USA Swimming competitions that the Gators host...
Saints will return to Superdome next season (02/06/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints will play the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 24 in the first event scheduled for the Louisiana Superdome since it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A mural with the news was completed on the outside of the Superdome just before the start of Sunday's Super Bowl in Detroit. The mural contains the date of the game, helmet logos of both teams and a "Go Saints" slogan...
Snyder, Wooldridge remain on hot seats (02/06/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Halfway through one of the Big 12's wackiest seasons, it's time for predictions, reflections and midterm grades. Nothing yet is written in stone. In fact, enough time remains for just about everybody to turn things around, except for Baylor's making a late charge for a regular-season title. That will not happen...
Pittsburgh wins fifth title over bumbling Seahawks (02/06/06)
DETROIT -- Paint this Super Bowl black and gold. With a whole lot of satisfaction for Bill Cowher and his Pittsburgh Steelers. Throw in a little trickery featuring MVP Hines Ward, a bunch of help from the Seattle Seahawks, and a huge boost from the Terrible Towels, and the Steelers won the Super Bowl 21-10 Sunday...
Steelers' big plays Ward off defeat (02/06/06)
DETROIT -- A record-setting run. A game-turning interception. A trick play that no one saw coming -- until the ball landed in Hines Ward's hands, making him the Super Bowl MVP. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed every little shred of history they could get their fingers on to craft a one-for-the-books ending on Sunday, beating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in the Super Bowl...
Q-school champ quickly wins at FBR (02/06/06)
When J.B. Holmes reached the third grade, he was good enough to play on the high school golf team. Four tournaments into his PGA Tour career, he again showed he can play with the big boys. The rookie gained five shots on his nearest competitor on the 15th hole and walked away with a seven-stroke victory Sunday in the FBR Open in Scottsdale, Ariz...
The Bus pulls into the station with a ring (02/06/06)
DETROIT -- As grand exits go, it wasn't much. The Bus didn't win the Super Bowl for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final game of his career. Didn't even have a lot to do with it, until he was given the ball to grind up some yards and run down the clock toward the end...
Sports briefs 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
Basketball; Tennis
High-def clarity, consumer confusion (02/06/06)
The term "high-definition" was almost a curse five years ago, when politicians, broadcasters and TV makers were reluctant to hoist massive changes upon the nation's television landscape. And now, as the United States marches from analog TV toward the full glory of digital TV, consumers have to wade through hype, linguistic imprecision and a new foreign language. ...
Music industry may have self to blame for decline in sales (02/06/06)
NEW YORK -- While one-quarter of the nation's music fans say they've downloaded songs onto their computers -- legally or otherwise -- a new nationwide poll suggests music executives should look elsewhere to explain their business woes. Three in every four fans complain that compact discs are too expensive, and 58 percent complain that music in general is getting worse, according to the poll conducted for The Associated Press and Rolling Stone magazine...
Business memo 02/06/06 (02/06/06)
Gordonville, Pocahontas insurance firms merge Community Mutual Insurance Co. of Pocahontas recently merged with Gordonville Mutual Insurance Co. The two have become Missouri Heritage Mutual Insurance Co. of Gordonville. Kathryn Miller is the manager...
VOOM's high-def channels make your eyes pop (02/06/06)
By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Maybe it's best to just say no. Avoid temptation. Avert your eyes in the electronics store. Dangerous? One glance, and you're seized by desire. That's the threat of high-definition TV, however determined a viewer may be to stick with his old TV set a while longer...
People on the move 02/06/06 (02/06/06)
New Cape restaurant hires general manager Olive Garden has appointed Jackson resident Troy Mool as general manager of the new restaurant at 3259 William St. in Cape Girardeau. The restaurant will open March 13. Mool brings 15 years of restaurant experience to the position. He has been with Olive Garden for more than four years, most recently serving as the culinary manager of an Olive Garden in Bloomington, Ill...
Ernest Gibbons (02/06/06)
Ernest V. Gibbons, 92, of Cobden, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born July 20, 1913, in Alto Pass, Ill., son of Thomas Frederick and Olive Jane McMillan Gibbons. He and Mildred Louis Newberry were married on Aug. 2, 1945, in Jonesboro...
Dale Poynor (02/06/06)
Dale B. Poynor, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 17, 1912, in Kansas City, Kan., daughter of Charles and Amy Bullock. She and James A. Poynor were married in 1945 in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1988...
Gerald Downey (02/06/06)
Dongola, Ill. -- Gerald William Downey, 69, of Dongola, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion. He was born Sept. 11, 1936, in St. Louis, son of Thomas Frances and Genevieve Gertrude Jewett Downey. He and Shirley Brown were married in San Diego...
Caitlynn Prevallet (02/06/06)
Perryville, Mo. -- Caitlynn Nicole Prevallet, of Perryville died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 2, 2006 at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, daughter of Jerry Bieser of Farmington, Mo., and Joy Prevallet of Perryville...
Ann Smoot (02/06/06)
Murphysboro, Ill. -- Ann Elizabeth Smoot, 73, of Murphysboro, formerly of Anna, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006. She was born on Aug. 9, 1932, in Cobden, daughter of George and Florence Claxton. She and Paul Johnson of Chicago were married. He preceded her in death. Later, she and Carroll Smoot of Anna were married. He also preceded her in death...
Lloyd Friedman (02/06/06)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Lloyd Earl Friedman, 81, of Ullin, formerly of Unity and Anna, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 10, 1924, at Cairo, Ill., son of Arthur and Bessie Giles Friedman. He and Mary Louise Everett were married on July 10, 1946, in Cairo. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2003...
Francis Crenshaw (02/06/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Francis Eugene (Gene) Crenshaw, 83, died Saturday Feb. 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 21, 1922, in Hannibal, Mo., to the late Oscar Benjamin and Effie Williams Crenshaw. He served in the Army Air Corp. during WW II and Korean War as a medic. He was a self employed real estate broker...
Bobby Sexton (02/06/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Bobby Gene Sexton, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born in Portageville on Feb. 4, 1937. He lived in Benton for 36 years and had been employed by Missouri Dry Dock until retirement seven years ago. ...
John Rodgers (02/06/06)
John Wiley Rodgers, 81, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1924, in New Madrid County, son of Thurman Leroy and Sue Beatrice Haynes Rodgers. He married Geraldine Masterson on Aug. 22, 1946 in New Madrid, Mo., who survives...
Donald Mowery Sr. (02/06/06)
Buncombe, Ill. -- Donald Lee "John" Mowery Sr., 70, of Buncombe, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born March 14, 1935, in Mill Creek, Ill., son of Lee and Edith Ward Mowery. He was a member of the United Missionary Baptist Church in Lick Creek, Ill. ...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
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Cape police reports 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
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Out of the past 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 6, 1981 A new lease on life may have been given the Marquette Hotel; Paducah, Ky., businessman Walter Parr announces plans to buy the 53-year-old building, along with plans for the construction of a high-rise condominium on the hotel property; the condominium will be built first, and the second phase of the project will include renovation of the hotel within the next three years...
Seeds to grow by (02/06/06)
Students begin streaming into the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center at 7 o'clock most mornings and keep the campus busy until 10 p.m. The CTC is training students to become skilled workers and is creating well-qualified applicants for the area's available jobs. In the process, the CTC is upgrading the workforce...
Cable competition improves choices (02/06/06)
To the editor: As a consumer, I would like to respond to the Jan. 31 letter submitted by a spokesperson for the cable-TV industry. It should come as no surprise that the cable companies want to delay competition and are using scare tactics to hold on to their captive video customers. ...
Speak Out 2/6/06 (02/06/06)
Taking land is legal; Skating on probation; Unfunded program ; Superb performance; Expensive property; Invasion of privacy; Covering war deaths; FDA approval; Change the boundaries
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