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Stories from Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Illinois State Police report plenty of leads but no arrests yet in slaying of Anna man (02/07/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Illinois State Police "have some good solid leads" into the death of a man found in a burned-out car in Pulaski County, but troopers don't have enough to make an arrest, a police official said Monday. The $5,000 reward offered by Pulaski County government for information in the death of Trea Hannah of Anna has yielded hundreds of calls, said Master Sgt. ...
Cape touts amenities, solicits 'All American City' status (02/07/06)
The Cape Girardeau City Council made several moves meant to increase the city's profile at Monday's city council meeting. Cape Girardeau will soon make its pitch to become an "All American City," as voted on by the National Civic Board. The city last received this designation, which is given to 10 cities annually, in 1967. ...
Jackson officials say 2005 budget spending not far off mark (02/07/06)
In a $20 million budget, exceeding specific funding appropriations by $140,000 isn't too bad, say Jackson city officials. The board of aldermen voted to amend the 2005 budget at Monday night's regular meeting. "This is something done every year," said Larry Koenig, assistant city administrator. "It's basically a formality we do at the first of the year."...
Evidence in jail death given to county prosecutor (02/07/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The review of the strangulation death of Demetrius Flowers while in Cairo, Ill., police custody reached a new stage Monday when Illinois State Police investigators turned their files over to the Alexander County prosecutor. A written report and physical evidence -- including a videotape that shows part of the holding cell where Flowers died -- were among the items given to State's Attorney Jeff Farris. ...
Bank says Cairo in default; accounts frozen (02/07/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The bitter fight paralyzing city government in Cairo now threatens the town's financial health as a bank last week declared it in default on its debts and froze city accounts. A letter dated Feb. 1 from First National Bank in Cairo, signed by bank president Jay Manus, calls for city leaders to work to solve the problems or face costly legal action...
KMOX news anchor Carol Daniel to deliver the Michael Davis Lecture (02/07/06)
KMOX radio news anchor Carol Daniel will deliver the 11th annual Michael Davis Lecture Sunday at Southeast Missouri State University. The 7 p.m. lecture in the University Center Ballroom is free and open to the public. It is part of the school's Black History Month activities...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
n Held a hearing to consider the voluntary annexation request from the city of Jackson for 4.27 acres of property known as a portion of the South Farmington Road right of way, owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Power and Light Committee...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
Public hearings Consent Ordinances (second and third readings) New Ordinances (first readings) Resolutions Appointments Liquor Licenses Other...
Learning briefs 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
SCHOLARSHIPS; Local students receive college scholarships; HONORS LISTS; Hyslop, Schroeder make Evansville's dean's list; graduations; Baker graduates from Purdue with Ph.D.
Ex-clerk charged with theft in Chaffee (02/07/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charges of felony stealing have been filed against former Chaffee municipal court clerk Robin Dannenmueller, two weeks after the Scott County prosecuting attorney announced an investigation into missing court funds had been dropped. On Monday, Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd filed class C felony stealing charges against Dannenmueller. ...
The business of breeding (02/07/06)
Red Sanders and his wife, Beverly, operate Pom-Hut Kennels in Scott City. They sell their purebred puppies to brokers who ship the dogs all over the country. The Sanderses have been in business for 25 years, breeding seven types of small dogs including poodles, cairn terriers and Chihuahuas...
SEMO, Korean university sign agreement (02/07/06)
Southeast Missouri State University signed an agreement Monday with a South Korean college that will establish a dual-degree program between the two schools. A delegation from Soonchunhyang University traveled to Cape Girardeau to meet with Southeast officials and sign the formal agreement...
Jury rules against Raytown school in discrimination suit (02/07/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Jackson County jury ruled Monday that the Raytown school district discriminated against former Missouri basketball star Jevon Crudup when firing him from a coaching job. Crudup was fired in 2003 after swearing at his sophomore basketball players in a tape-recorded tirade. An attorney for the district also maintained that Crudup ignored a principal's instruction to "walk away" from a confrontation with a parent...
Missouri to sue feds over drug program (02/07/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A new federal program designed to provide more seniors with affordable prescription drugs is instead a costly and illegal drain on the state treasury, Missouri's attorney general said Monday in announcing plans to sue the federal government...
Teen's skateboard shop booming (02/07/06)
HEALY, Kan. -- Ian Youvan, 14, doesn't have to worry about his boss getting mad if he's a little late getting to his after-school work at Wood on Wheels. That's because he is the boss. An eighth grader at Pittsburg Community Middle School, Youvan is probably Pittsburg's youngest entrepreneur...
Senators challenge attorney general's defense of eavesdropping program (02/07/06)
WASHINGTON -- Senators raised doubts about the legal rationale for the Bush administration's eavesdropping program Monday, forcing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to provide a lengthy defense of the operations he called a vital "early warning system" for terrorists...
Bush releases new budget proposal (02/07/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush sent his GOP allies in Congress a budget for next year that calls for increasing defense spending, cutting Medicare and education spending as well as local law enforcement grants, and forecasts a record deficit. "It's a heavy lift," said Senate Budget Committee chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H. "There's no question it's going to be a challenge."...
Nation/world digest 02/07/06 (02/07/06)
Moussaoui tossed from sentencing trial ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Proclaiming "I am al-Qaida," terrorist conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui disrupted the opening of his sentencing trial Monday and was tossed out of court as selection began for the jurors. He disavowed his attorneys and pledged to testify on his own behalf in the trial that is to begin March 6. ...
Partial face transplant patient speaks about her experience (02/07/06)
AMIENS, France -- She spoke resolutely and with pride about her newly transplanted features, although she struggled to pronounce her b's and p's. She drank from a plastic cup -- showing that the mouth that once belonged to someone else works just fine...
Danes dismayed over cartoon protests (02/07/06)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- In the days when Villy Soevndal was traveling the world, the Danish flag on his backpack attracted friendly attention. Today, in much of the world, it would mark him as a target for violence. Denmark long was regarded as an exemplar of tolerance and charity. Now, enraged protesters in many countries portray it as a locus of evil. Its embassies have been torched, its companies are losing millions in a boycott -- and Denmark is reeling with dismay...
Southeast Missourian Volleyball Team (02/07/06)
First team Bell City, so., outside hitter Notes: Spears gave the Cubs a force at the net with her height and hitting ability, and picked up her game late in the season as Bell City made the state final four. Spears made all-region and first-team all-district as she finished with 184 kills, 79 blocks and 320 digs...
Bulldogs stay hot, defeat Dexter (02/07/06)
The surging Notre Dame's girls basketball team knocked off defending Class 4 District 1 champion Dexter 48-39 at home on Monday. The Bulldogs won their seventh game in eight tries to move to 12-10. Dexter fell to 16-5. "We're happy with where we're going," Notre Dame coach Jerry Grim said...
The Gateway to improving (02/07/06)
Basketball dominates the high school sports landscape during the winter, but for many high school girls, this time of year provides ample time to work on volleyball skills. Nearly every weekend from January through April, there is a USA Volleyball club tournament taking place in Southeast Missouri. ...
University takes time in renewing contract of Smith (02/07/06)
B.J. Smith is, by winning percentage, the most successful women's basketball coach in Southeast Missouri State history. Yet plenty of Redhawks fans are wondering about Smith's future with the program, since he is in the last year of his contract. Many of those same fans also wonder why, given Smith's impressive record in his three-plus seasons at Southeast, the university has not already taken steps to work out a new contract with him...
Smith to receive award from Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (02/07/06)
Southeast Missouri State junior Miles Smith, a gold medalist at the last summer's World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland, will be honored with a 2005 Missouri Sports Achievement Award from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Smith will be introduced at the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. He will also be on hand that afternoon for a reception at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame...
The new breed: Soccer mom drove Shaun White into snowboarding (02/07/06)
TURIN, Italy -- Snowboarding -- and the U.S. Olympic team -- may owe a debt to a bossy soccer mom in Southern California. Shaun White, the free-spirited U.S. snowboarder favored to win gold, says he was a pretty good soccer player but gave up the sport mostly "because of the soccer moms. ... It was just intense to me."...
Seahawks voice frustration with their own play and with the officials' calls (02/07/06)
DETROIT -- No appreciation or consolation in Seattle for the Seahawks, at least not yet. Nope, they were still stuck in frustration. The post-Super Bowl parties went into early Monday morning as the Seahawks at least tried to celebrate their season, instead of their somber Sunday. Later, coach Mike Holmgren tried to refocus the team, momentarily, on what it had done and what it still may do...
Linehan adds nine coaches to staff (02/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Idaho coach Nick Holt is one of nine new coaches announced by the St. Louis Rams on Monday. Holt, 43, will be defensive line coach. He was a colleague in the early 1990s with new Rams head coach Scott Linehan at Idaho, where Linehan also played. Holt was 5-18 in two seasons as head coach of the Vandals...
Colorado brings up rear in attendance (02/07/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wins and losses are not all that separate the haves and have-nots in the Big 12. It's also how many fans show every game up to root, root, root for the home team. Five Big 12 programs are averaging more than 11,000 fans, led as always by the perpetual sellout of 16,300 who jam Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse...
Crudup wins discrimination suit against Raytown (02/07/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County jury ruled Monday that the Raytown school district discriminated against former Missouri basketball star Jevon Crudup when firing him from a coaching job. Crudup was fired in 2003 after swearing at his sophomore basketball players in a tape-recorded tirade. An attorney for the district also maintained that Crudup ignored a principal's instruction to "walk away" from a confrontation with a parent...
The hard road to Disney (02/07/06)
DETROIT -- The Pittsburgh Steelers owned the easy road to the Super Bowl all those years they squandered home-field advantage, all those years coach Bill Cowher's teams couldn't stand up to the pressure, the moment, the challenge. Maybe this is what was needed to bring out the best in a team that often was among the NFL's top teams, but never played like it when it counted most: the toughest road to a Super Bowl championship...
Sports briefs 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
Golf; Horse racing
Five things teens should know about life and all that other stuff (02/07/06)
Turning the volume of your IPod even one-quarter of the way up means your music may reach 85 decibels -- loud enough to cause hearing damage...
Getting the dirt on the 5-second rule (02/07/06)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. When Fernando Lucero drops a piece of food on the ground, he picks it up. And eats it. Five-second rule, guys -- totally makes it OK. Still, Lucero is no fool. He inspects it before he eats it, of course. ...
Teenager sets sights on another birthday (02/07/06)
Becca celebrated turning 14 years of age on Saturday by looking forward to yet another birthday. When you are early in your teenage years, celebrating birthdays has less to do with the immediate one and more to do with the next birthday and the one after that...
When Oprah hates you (02/07/06)
James Frey, author of "A Million Little Pieces," has done something no one in their right mind would dare do -- anger Oprah. Yes, Oprah Winfrey. THE Oprah. The woman whose big toe will one day create a cure for cancer. The woman who could wipe the giraffe population off the face of the planet if she were to wake up one day and decide giraffes no longer amused her. Yeah, that Oprah...
Danny Crews (02/07/06)
MALDEN, Mo. -- Danny O. Crews, 48, of Malden died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 15, 1957, at Kennett, Mo., son of Glen E. and Dorothy Bounds Crews. He and Betty Frazier were married April 17, 1997, in Blytheville, Ark...
Betty Dodd (02/07/06)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Betty F. Dodd, 50, of Sedgewickville died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1955, in Perry County, daughter of Everett F. and Pauline Coomer Upchurch. She and Paul L. Dodd were married June 16, 1990. Dodd was a member of New Salem Baptist Church...
George Bucher Sr. (02/07/06)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- George Victor Bucher Sr., 80, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the VNA Hospice Center in Evansville. He was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Mounds, son of Louie Bucher and Lena Biessingert Bucher. He first married Elsie Smoot. He later married Mae Winters...
Debbie Daniels (02/07/06)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Debbie Daniels, 45, of Olmsted died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, on arrival at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born Sept. 23, 1960, at Anna, daughter of James "Sonny" and Rose Marie Endicott Blanchard. Daniels was a 1978 graduate of Meridian High School in Mounds, Ill. She was employed 13 years at the Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam No. 53 in Olmsted...
Beulah Younger (02/07/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Beulah B. Younger, 85, of Advance died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter, Mo. She was born Sept. 9, 1920, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Earl and Susan Stephens Fish. She and Elmer Younger were married Sept. 9, 1938, at Zalma. He died April 17, 1983...
Adrel Roy (02/07/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Adrel M. Roy, 88, of Marble Hill died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 27, 1917, near Lutesville, daughter of Charles U. and Lillie Bell Eaker. She and Wilburn Willard Roy were married Sept. 28, 1939. He died Oct. 26, 2005...
Bill Shuffler (02/07/06)
MALDEN, Mo. -- William K. "Bill" Shuffler, 50, of Malden died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 7, 1955, in Baltimore, Md., son of Bill Eugene and Enid Upton Shuffler. He and Janice Elaine Moore were married July 29, 1979, at Malden...
Matthew Peters (02/07/06)
Matthew J. "Matt" Peters, 69, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Betty Wright (02/07/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Lou Wright, 81, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Sikeston, daughter of John T. and Mae Trent Gray. She and Charles Raymond Wright were married Aug. 8, 1944. He died Jan. 6, 2004...
Stella Welker (02/07/06)
Stella Welker, 85, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Short (02/07/06)
Ralph Wayne Short, 79, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, surrounded by his wife and family at his home in Jackson. Born in Puxico, Mo., Aug. 21, 1926, Ralph was the son of Gilbert and Lillian Jennings Short. He is survived by his wife, Hazel L. Maples Short, whom he married Aug. ...
Sue Kinder (02/07/06)
On Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, Wanda "Sue'' Kinder, 64, of Delta was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, after fighting a valiant fight against cancer. Her family and friends surrounded her at her home at the time of her passing. She was born June 3, 1941, in Flat River, Mo., daughter of the late Elvis "Red" and Neva Marie Shelton Dunning. She and Joe Kinder were married Aug. 10, 1964, in Chaffee. He survives of the home...
Gary Lomax (02/07/06)
Gary Lomax, 78, of Zalma, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 4, 1927, in Hornersville, Mo., son of J.W. and Prudie Riggs Lomax. He was the fourth of five children. During his life he wore many hats; farmer, soldier, cotton ginner, salesman, carpet layer, auto repairman, and jack of all trades...
Births 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
Etherton; Braswell; Schuessler; Tapley
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
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Out of the past 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 7, 1981 A battle is brewing between Cape Girardeau County officials and a group of Jackson residents and lawyerss over a Missouri House bill which critics say would radically alter the present circuit court system; the bill would require Circuit Judge Division I Stanley A. ...
The MOHELA plan (02/07/06)
There is considerable consensus that a plan to sell a portion of a valuable state asset -- student loans -- and use the proceeds to fund building projects at state universities while protecting the needs of students is a good one. Missouri has what is generally regarded as one of the largest and best-run state-sponsored student-loan programs in the nation, with currently $5 billion in loans. ...
Views on feminism stomp backward (02/07/06)
To the editor: Surely Southeast Missourian readers possess enough critical acumen to cross-examine David Limbaugh on feminism. Women might remind him that feminists won voting rights for women and that feminists have been at the forefront of the equal work-equal pay movement. Actual radical feminists will laugh at his assertions about Hillary Clinton. Men and women might ask, "Aside from reading one right-leaning book, what are Limbaugh's qualifications as feminist critic?...
Coroner doing everything law requires (02/07/06)
To the editor: In reply to the recent Speak Out comment, "Where's the coroner?": The comment asks some questions that bring up good points and demand an answer. We will not address the mayor's actions with the police officers, because that is not under our jurisdiction. ...
Fond memories of Miss Holcomb (02/07/06)
To the editor: As I was reading about the new superintendent coming to the Nell Holcomb School District, a flood of childhood memories came rushing over me. I attended the old Juden School from 1953 to 1957 and had the pleasure of knowing Miss Holcomb, as we all affectionately and respectfully called her...
Speak Out 2/7/06 (02/07/06)
Writing bad checks; Saving lives; Network was right; We're like sheep; Act of decency; Punishing a child; Housing for visitors; Paying the dues; Airport addition; Making a mess; Seeds of destruction; Uncomfortable churches; At least get a job; Humane treatment; Not all the same; Riverfest music
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