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Stories from Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cape man pleads guilty to keeping filthy home on Pearl Street (02/15/06)
A 46-year-old man charged with felony child endangerment for keeping his home in filthy conditions pleaded guilty Tuesday. Cedric C. Moore admitted during a hearing before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis that the home his six children lived in at 215 Pearl St. was dirty...
Couples offer insights on decades of marriage (02/15/06)
Knowing when to keep quiet is key to a successful marriage. That advice came from the husband of the longest-lasting couple at the Arena Building for a Valentine's Day party sponsored by Schnucks on Tuesday. The 29th annual event is open to couples married 50 years or more...
Eighth-grader spends a day on the bench with Judge Lewis (02/15/06)
Standing in front of a judge in court can rarely be a pleasant experience, but sitting next to one certainly can be. St. Mary Cathedral School eighth-grader Meghan Dohogne, 13, sat beside Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis during his Tuesday call, which saw cases of accused drug dealers, sex offenders and thieves...
The tale of the timeline: Dobbins, Jetton have different views of state support for the $50 million project (02/15/06)
State lawmakers appropriated and reappropriated millions of dollars for Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus arts school over the past seven years, records show. In all, the legislature appropriated and reappropriated state funding for the project seven times, according to legislative, university and Southeast Missourian records...
Cairo meeting mixes cooperation, antagonism (02/15/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The city council meeting Tuesday night began with confrontation but slowly moved toward a more cooperative, although still antagonistic, approach to town business. The most important effort at cooperation was aimed at preventing the cancellation of health insurance coverage for city workers. The council unanimously approved drafting paperwork aimed at allowing the city to borrow $136,000 to satisfy a court order over past-due premiums...
Jackson mayor announces bid for county clerk (02/15/06)
After serving 13 years as Jackson's mayor, Paul Sander has announced his candidacy for a Republican nomination for the office of Cape Girardeau County Clerk. "I've had an interest in local government for a long time," Sander said. "I've also been looking at exploring other options. Knowing that the incumbent is not going to file, I think the timing is good to seek the full-time office as county clerk."...
Court briefs 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
Murder suspect enters plea on drug charges Bernard Richards, accused of killing a Cape Girardeau teen, pleaded innocent Tuesday to unrelated charges of possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Police said they found 17 grams of cocaine and three grams of marijuana in Richards' car during a traffic stop Jan. ...
Grady falls short in Corgi competition at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (02/15/06)
The nation's top ranked Welsh Pembroke Corgi whose part owner is from Gordonville, failed to win "best in breed," at the 130th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday. The dog named Grady competes in approximately 100 shows yearly and accumulated 1,160 points in 2005. Each point is equal to one dog defeated in the show circuit...
Annual 'Monologues' performance moves to Southeast campus (02/15/06)
For the first time in its four-year history in Cape Girardeau, the annual V-Day production of Eve Ensler's award-winning "The Vagina Monologues" will be performed this year on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The production is performed royalty-free to benefit causes to stop violence against women as part of the worldwide V-Day campaign started by Ensler. ...
Cape police seeking cigarette thief (02/15/06)
Police were asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who stole more than $700 in cigarettes from a Cape Girardeau store. A case containing 30 cartons of cigarettes was stolen shortly after 5 p.m. Feb. 6 from The Hot Spot store, 400 Morgan Oak St., according to police spokesman Jason Selzer...
Man shot in back; police arrest suspect (02/15/06)
One person was arrested Tuesday night in connection to a shooting that wounded a 23-year-old man outside a Cape Girardeau home. The shooting occurred around 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of Benton Street and Jefferson Avenue, according to police Sgt. Kevin Orr...
Club news 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
Cape Area CWU; Xi Nu Phi; Town & Country FCE; New Salem UMW
Nixon sues MOHELA for Sunshine law violations (02/15/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon on Tuesday sued to strike down a proposed loan sale by Missouri's college loan authority on claims it was crafted in violation of the state's open meetings law. Nixon alleges 12 Sunshine Law violations in the lawsuit against the Board of Directors of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, claiming the members failed to give proper notice of meetings and held secret discussions that should have been public...
Republicans press to prohibit union building requirements (02/15/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican senators are pressing for legislation that would prohibit schools and governments from building union requirements into their construction contracts. And they were willing to work into the night Tuesday -- for the second straight night -- to try to force the bill to a vote over the objections of minority party Democrats...
Death-risk test not a baby boomer parlor game (02/15/06)
CHICAGO -- It sounds like a perfect parlor game for baby boomers suddenly confronting their own mortality: What are your chances of dying within four years? Researchers have come up with 12 risk factors to try to answer that for people over age 50. This is one game where you want a low score. Zero to 5 points says your risk of dying in four years is less than 4 percent. With 14 points, your risk rises to 64 percent...
Judge bars Moussaoui from courtroom during jury selection at upcoming death-penalty trial (02/15/06)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui will not be in the courtroom for jury selection at his upcoming death-penalty trial, after Moussaoui again defied the judge at a pretrial hearing...
Cheney victim suffers mild heart attack from pellet (02/15/06)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The 78-year-old lawyer wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday after a shotgun pellet in his chest traveled to his heart, hospital officials said. Harry Whittington was immediately moved back to the intensive care unit and will be watched for a week to make sure more of the metal pellets do not reach other vital organs. He was reported in stable condition...
Iran confirms it has resumed small-scale enrichment of uranium (02/15/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has resumed small-scale enrichment of uranium, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said Tuesday -- a defiant declaration in the face of global opposition to Iran's atomic program. The resumption still leaves Iran a long way from reaching the stage the world fears most: large-scale enrichment of uranium -- a process that can produce fuel for an atomic bomb...
World briefs 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
Britain approves ban on smoking in all pubs LONDON -- Britain's lower house of Parliament voted on Tuesday to ban smoking in all public places in England -- including pubs, both public and private. Prime Minister Tony Blair had allowed all lawmakers from his Labour Party to vote their conscience on the issue -- rather than toeing the party line -- following widespread criticism of the party's earlier plans to exempt private clubs and pubs that do not serve food. ...
Jackson uses big second half to end three-game losing streak (02/15/06)
The Jackson boys basketball team survived a lethargic opening half and a spirited Kelly effort through three quarters to end its three-game slide with a 56-36 win at home Tuesday on senior night. The Indians had not won since knocking off Caruthersville at home on Jan. 27...
Three area players earn all-state honors (02/15/06)
Bell City was rewarded for its third-place finish at the state volleyball tournament as two players were named to the Missouri Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team. Freshman setter Codie Lancaster and sophomore Jenny Lathum each made second-team all-state in Class 1. Lancaster finished with 705 assists and 220 digs for the Cubs. Lathum finished with more than 100 kills and more than 250 digs...
Below scores 55 points to lead Delta in narrow win vs. Chaffee (02/15/06)
Terrence Below set Delta's single-game scoring record with 55 points, and the Bobcats scored 45 points in the fourth quarter en route to an 89-87 victory against Chaffee on Tuesday at home. Below, who broke the record that his uncle, Sam Below, and Neal Hester shared (48), was 22 for 27 from the field, all on 2-point field goal attempts. He hit all 11 of his free throws and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter...
A well-armed Southeast team opens season today (02/15/06)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan believes pitching -- as well as patience -- will be major keys for his team this year. The Redhawks, who open the season today with a 3 p.m. game at Arkansas State (1-0), have an experienced rotation but little experience around the field...
Healthy Maupin looks to ace his final season (02/15/06)
Perhaps no Southeast Missouri State baseball player is more anxious for today's season opener at Arkansas State than senior pitcher Anthony Maupin. After being Southeast's top winner in 2004, Maupin missed virtually all of last year with a shoulder injury that resulted in him being granted a final season of eligibility...
Men's tournament field is set, but little else is determined (02/15/06)
The chase to determine the eight available spots for the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament often goes down to the final date of the regular season. Not so this year. Although the order of finish is still to be determined, the eight tournament slots are spoken for...
Redhawks try to end skid vs. Panthers (02/15/06)
Southeast Missouri State will square off with a squad in the same boat as itself tonight. Like the Redhawks, Eastern Illinois has been mathematically eliminated from having a shot at qualifying for the eight-team Ohio Valley Conference tournament. So the Redhawks (6-17, 3-14) and Panthers (5-18, 4-13) both will have to look for motivation from within when they meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Show Me Center...
Snyder told his days were few (02/15/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In his long-delayed farewell address Tuesday, Quin Snyder said he stepped down as Missouri's basketball coach after a university official sent by athletic director Mike Alden told him the entire administration had agreed to terminate his contract after this season...
SIU's Kill reveals surgery for cancer (02/15/06)
Southern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday he had a cancerous tumor removed from one of his kidneys last month, having opted to wait a couple of months to have the operation until after the Salukis' season was over. Kill, 44, said he expects a full recovery and that doctors have found no evidence the cancer had spread...
Bloom's chance for gold arrives (02/15/06)
SAUZE d'OULX, Italy -- Jeremy Bloom has stood inside the 20-yard line waiting for a punt so many times, he can't imagine nerves being a problem when he's in the starting gate. Even if this time it happens to be the Olympics -- and most likely his last major ski competition...
Ligety gives U.S. a golden surprise (02/15/06)
Young Ted Ligety gave the United States the Olympic gold medal that Bode Miller couldn't deliver Tuesday night, uncorking the two fastest slalom runs of the day to win the men's combined and break the Americans' bad luck in Alpine skiing. The 21-year-old skier from Park City, Utah, in his first Olympics, had a combined time of 3 minutes, 9.35 seconds for the downhill and two slalom runs. ...
MDC to present workshop on deer, turkey management (02/15/06)
The Missouri Department of Conservation is presenting a workshop on deer and turkey management 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston. "If you're a landowner, hunter, or a wildlife enthusiast, come spend the evening with us and learn about how to improve habitat for deer and turkey," said Jim Schultz, MDC private lands conservationist...
Sports briefs 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
Colleges...
Sports briefs 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
Scorpions rugby team kicks off season Saturday; Larry's Team, Team Pie win volleyball titles
Organizing a scattered brain (02/15/06)
I'm scatterbrained. This isn't a new phenomenon, just a worsening problem. I used to be considered a bit of a control freak. People thought I had it all together ... at least the ones who didn't visit my perpetually piled house. I remembered names, dates and places. Varied and versatile facts could be picked from my brain at broadband speed...
'Man's best friend' a dubious honor (02/15/06)
I've been writing a lot about dogs lately. Last week I wrote about a show dog from Gordonville on its way to Westminster. I also wrote about some kennel dogs from Scott City bred to be shipped all over the country. The articles elicited more reader response than all the other ones I've written combined. Some people wrote because they were angry at the breeders; others wrote asking where they could buy puppies...
Seafood gumbo is flavorful and adaptable (02/15/06)
The past week and even in to this week, our family has had such a busy schedule. Most of you know that when our children have a birthday it seems to stretch out for days as we celebrate with family and school classmates. This year was no different. Our Lexie turned 9 years old Friday, and we had a good time celebrating her precious life as she is a special gift to our family. ...
Betty Agee (02/15/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Betty M. Agee, 52, of Advance died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at her home following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of John and Irene McAdow Callaham. Agee was an inspector at Paramount Headwear Hat Factory in Dexter and Advance several years. She attended Perkins Baptist Church in Perkins, Mo., and was a member of Advance Eagles Auxiliary...
Gladys Lippmann (02/15/06)
After a wonderful, fulfilling life at age 98 years, 11 months and 17 days, a resident of East Prairie went to be with her Lord, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at 6:55 p.m. in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 26, 1907, in Mississippi County, Mo., to the late Ashley Crockett and Elizabeth Baker Presson, Gladys lived in the St. ...
Helen Bowden (02/15/06)
Helen Laura Bowden, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 22, 1917, daughter of Clarence and Naomi Bess Hinkle of Cape Girardeau. She and Ray A. Bowden were married Sept. 17, 1937. He died Aug. 9, 1967...
Orval Wolfe (02/15/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Orval William Wolfe, 89, of Anna died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the home of a daughter in Anna. He was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Oconto Falls, Wis., son of William and Anna Lobus Wolfe. He and Ruth Margaret Alexander were married Jan. 20, 1939, in Joliet, Ill...
Norma Smith (02/15/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norma J. Smith, 71, of Kansas, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Topeka, Kan., daughter of Louis and Opal McKinnley Klesath. She and Orville W. Smith were married April 2, 1949. He died Nov. 5, 2004...
Dr. Victor Isaacs (02/15/06)
Dr. Victor "Eric" Isaacs, 61, of St. Louis died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., following an automobile accident in Scott County. He was born July 12, 1944, in Indianapolis, Ind., son of Charles R. and Violet Swanson Isaacs. Isaacs was a physician and was formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Juanita Cerny (02/15/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Juanita Cerny, 88, of Cairo died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of the late Herbert Alexander and Velma Valiere Dacus Melton. She married Raymond Cerny, who preceded her in death in 1981...
William May Sr. (02/15/06)
Loving husband and father, William Joseph May Sr., left this earth and went home to heaven Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. He was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Cape Girardeau to Martha and Jesse May. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, longtime truck driver, stunt car driver, woodworker, and avid motorcycle enthusiast, among other things...
Births 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
White; Wheeler; Jansen; Loughary; Dannenmueller; Woods; Brown; White; Weber; Bradley
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
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Out of the past 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 15, 1981 A field of seven candidates will compete for two seats on the Cape Girardeau Board of Education; Friday -- the last day to file for the three-year term -- added Larry Payne to the ballot; other candidates are Roger Allgood, incumbent Dr. C. John Ritter, Dr. Robert Skelton, Dr. Erwin Brese, Dr. Thomas B. Harte and Timothy F. Ruddy...
Chaffee's charges (02/15/06)
Felony theft charges were filed against former Chaffee city court clerk Robin Dannenmueller last week, two weeks after Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd announced that an investigation into the $1,000 missing from a city account had been terminated. Boyd's statement said the investigation was terminated due to an "internal decision to accept the restitution and resignation of the city court clerk."...
Good reason for legislative reluctance (02/15/06)
To the editor: Gary Rust wrote recently that Missouri lawmakers have been slow in acting on recommendations put forth by the Missouri State Government Review Commission. He noted that 84 proposals had yet to be addressed by the legislature. It is worth noting that one of the commission's proposals, No. ...
Jetton is watching out for state funds (02/15/06)
To the editor: In this day of Alaskan bridges that benefit family, I am proud of any legislator who will do what is right even if it pains his own neighbors. House Speaker Rod Jetton is standing for the legislative process that governs the state and keeps our finances in order when he rejects funding for the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus bonds...
A contrast in columnists' perspectives (02/15/06)
To the editor: David Limbaugh and Peggy Noonan, both conservative columnists, provide an interesting contrast in their description of the speakers at Coretta Scott King's funeral. On the editorial page of the Feb. 10 Wall Street Journal, Noonan took the high road and praised King for continuing her husband's unfinished work on civil rights...
No urge to torch religious attackers (02/15/06)
To the editor: I have seen Christ, the apostles, the pope, the church, bishops, priests and others associated with my religion vilified in print, mocked in cartoons and otherwise attacked, but not once have I felt the urge to torch my community, murder those responsible for such attacks or spend my time causing pain and destruction to all who stand before me. Maybe I am not a true believer. Perhaps the real test of my convictions would be the random taking of a couple hundred lives...
Speak Out 2/15/06 (02/15/06)
No guard, easy escape; Swinging away; University excess; Silencing expression; Protecting grants; Constant complainers; Show civic pride; Dangerous platitudes; Tracy Street drugs; Awesome facility; Too many prescriptions; Time for change; False complaint; Bucket of sand
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