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Jackson teen admits to thefts (02/22/06)
A Jackson teen pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5,000 in goods from a Jackson church and a Cape Girardeau home. Brian J. Burke, 17, entered his guilty plea to two counts of felony stealing Tuesday in exchange for prosecutors dropping two counts of second-degree burglary...
Man pleads guilty to student assault, gets two years' probation (02/22/06)
A former Southeast Missouri State University football player pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to probation. D'Eldrick D. Taylor, 21, entered his plea last Wednesday and was sentenced to two years of supervised probation on a suspended imposition of sentence, according to Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Morley Swingle...
Expert gives advice on tax preparation (02/22/06)
While accounting software and the Internet have made filing more accessible to the mathematically challenged, most tax experts think technology has not eliminated the advantages of turning records over to a certified public accountant. "I think any time you can have an objective expert do your returns, you've got go with that," said Southeast Missouri State University professor and accounting expert Gary Johnson. ...
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Jackson The following items were released by the Jackson Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Cape City Council OKs two-way traffic on downtown street (02/22/06)
The Cape Girardeau City Council approved two-way traffic on Main Street Tuesday night, though it's not yet known when the one-way street will be restriped into two 10.5-foot lanes. The decision, which may have become a foregone conclusion in recent weeks, was not always so assured...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) New ordinances Appointments Liquor licenses Other...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
Public hearings n Held a hearing to consider rezoning 36.09 acres along Hillcrest Drive from R-1 (single-family residential) to R-2 (single-family residential), as submitted by P.B. Properties, LLC. Action items Street committee Amendment...
Attorney: Dannenmueller said she was surprised by stealing charges (02/22/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- The attorney for former Chaffee city court clerk Robin Dannenmueller said his client was surprised when charges were filed against her for stealing. In her first court appearance Tuesday Dannenmueller pleaded not guilty. Defense attorney Malcolm Montgomery said his client was "of the opinion this had all been resolved," when the Scott County prosecutor's office filed felony stealing charges against her earlier this month...
Teenagers sentenced to 10 years for robbery (02/22/06)
Two teenage boys were sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for the armed robbery of a Cape Girardeau KFC last year. Circuit Judge William Syler handed down the sentences to Semaj Lumas, 17, and Isaiah Lane, 15, both of whom pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the July 21 robbery of KFC at 2101 William St...
Region/digest 02/22/06 (02/22/06)
Cape Girardeau title loan company robbed A Cape Girardeau loan store was robbed Monday night, and police were searching for the gunman responsible. Around 5:30 p.m., a man in his mid-20s took out a handgun in Car Title Loans of America, 605 N. Kingshighway, and demanded money, according to police Sgt. Carl Eakins. The man stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, Eakins said. No shots were fired and no one was injured, according to Eakins...
Frederick Street post office aims for August opening (02/22/06)
The interior of the old post office at 329 N. Frederick St. in Cape Girardeau is largely bare, gutted by construction workers. But postmaster Mike Keefe expects the renovated post office, closed for nearly two years now, will reopen no later than Aug. 1. He's hoping it's even sooner than that...
Club news 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
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Ameren settles with family hurt in reservoir break (02/22/06)
LESTERVILLE, Mo. -- Ameren Corp. announced Tuesday it reached a legal settlement with a family that was injured when the utility company's Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed in December. Members of the Toops family were the only people seriously injured during the accident, which sent more than one billion gallons of water rushing over thousands of acres in Southeast Missouri's Reynolds County...
Missouri House OKs ban on funeral protests, sends measure to governor (02/22/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House on Tuesday approved a bill banning protests near funerals an hour before to an hour after a service, sending the measure to the governor. The legislation, a response to a recent protest at the St. Joseph funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq, sets no limit on how close protesters can get. But lawmakers said that before the session ends in May, they plan to pass a second measure specifically prohibiting protests within 300 feet of a funeral...
Two senators block pro-life license plate (02/22/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two senators who support abortion rights blocked an attempt Tuesday to create a "Choose Life" license plate. A proponent of the specialty plates said the rejection amounted to an infringement of free speech and vowed to challenge the decision in court, if necessary...
Powerball winner to be revealed (02/22/06)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska Lottery officials say the winner -- or winners -- of the record $365 million Powerball jackpot will be revealed today. Lottery officials scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. at Lincoln's Cornhusker Hotel. The winning ticket in last Saturday's drawing was sold in Lincoln. It was the biggest jackpot on record for any lottery in the United States...
Panel to conduct quake hearing in St. Louis (02/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- Beefing up earthquake preparedness along the New Madrid fault is the focus of a congressional field hearing in St. Louis this week, as lawmakers work to prevent the lapses that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. The hearing Friday will address what federal, state and local officials can do prepare for a major earthquake that could hit Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois...
By 2015: One of every $5 will be spent on health care (02/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- Within a decade, an aging America will spend one of every five dollars on health care, according to government analysts who see no end to increases in the cost of going to the doctor and taking medicine. The nation's total health care bill by 2015: more than $4 trillion. Consumers will foot about half the bill, the government the rest...
Supreme Court says it will consider federal ban on partial-birth abortions (02/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would consider reinstating a federal ban on what opponents call partial-birth abortion, pulling the contentious issue back to the high court on conservative Justice Samuel Alito's first day. Alito could well be the tie-breaking vote when the court decides if doctors can be barred from performing the abortion procedure...
Bush says ports deal to go ahead despite complaints of Arab participation (02/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Tuesday that a deal allowing an Arab company to take over six major U.S. seaports should go forward and that he would veto any congressional effort to stop it. The Senate's Republican leader had promised just such an effort a few hours earlier, and the House's top Republican called for "an immediate moratorium" on the deal...
Three men indicted on charges of planning attacks against military (02/22/06)
CLEVELAND -- Three Muslim men from the Middle East have been charged with plotting terrorist attacks against U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq and other countries. One of the men, a citizen of both the U.S. and Jordan, also was accused of threatening to kill or injure President Bush, according to an indictment released Tuesday...
Former Sago Mine foreman indicted for falsifying 2004 inspection reports (02/22/06)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A former Sago Mine foreman was indicted Tuesday on federal charges that he falsified inspection reports at the mine in 2004 and was never certified as a miner or mining foreman. The 116-count indictment against Robert L. Dennison is not related to the Jan. 2 explosion that led to the deaths of 12 miners...
California delays execution (02/22/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- State officials on Tuesday postponed indefinitely the execution of a condemned killer, saying they would be unable to comply with a judge's order that a medical professional administer the lethal injection. Prison authorities called off the execution after failing to find a doctor, nurse, or other person licensed to inject medications to give a fatal dose of barbiturate, said Vernell Crittendon, a spokesman for San Quentin State Prison...
Congressional panel to conduct earthquake hearing in St. Louis (02/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- Beefing up earthquake preparedness along the New Madrid fault is the focus of a congressional field hearing in St. Louis this week, as lawmakers work to prevent the lapses that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. The hearing Friday will address what federal, state and local officials can do prepare for a major earthquake that could hit southeastern Missouri...
Bush promotes energy plans at lab hit by spending cuts (02/22/06)
GOLDEN, Colo. -- President Bush, on a three-state trip to promote his energy policy, said Tuesday that a budgeting mix-up was the reason 32 workers at one of the nation's premier renewable energy labs were laid off and then reinstated just before his visit...
Anesthesiologists withdraw from assisting execution (02/22/06)
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. -- The execution of a convicted killer was postponed early Tuesday after two anesthesiologists refused for ethical reasons to take part, renewing the long-running debate over what role doctors may play in the death chamber. Michael Morales, 46, was supposed to die by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. ...
Taser company developing shocking shotgun shells (02/22/06)
PHOENIX -- The nation's largest stun-gun manufacturer is working on a new way to deliver electricity to the human body: through 12-gauge shotgun shells. Though it's still being developed, Taser International Inc. says the new product will allow police officers and U.S. troops to hit someone from a much greater distance than its current line of Tasers, which Amnesty International has cited in more than 120 deaths...
Calif. execution postponed indefinitely (02/22/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The state on Tuesday postponed indefinitely the execution of a condemned killer amid a court battle over the state's method of lethal injection and the role doctors may play in the death chamber. State officials notified the federal courts they would be unable to comply with a judge's order to have a medical profesional administer a lethal dose of barbiturate to Michael Morales in the execution chamber, a court spokeswoman said...
World briefs 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
Prosecutors: Sentence for Holocaust denial too soft VIENNA, Austria -- Austrian prosecutors appealed a three-year prison sentence for right-wing British historian David Irving, saying Tuesday the punishment was too soft for his strident denial of the Holocaust. ...
New York Met Museum, Italy sign deal on return of antiquities (02/22/06)
ROME -- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Italy signed a deal Tuesday under which the museum will return supposedly looted antiquities to Italy in exchange for long-term loans of other artifacts. The unprecedented deal -- which archaeologists hope will prompt other museums to change their acquisition policies -- was signed in Rome by Met chief Philippe de Montebello and top Italian officials at the Culture Ministry...
Tigers slay Knights, find title contest (02/22/06)
Central junior Darnell Wilks provided the entertainment for a raucous home crowd with four monstrous dunks in Tuesday's Class 5 District 1 semifinal against Farmington, and his teammates helped provide the win as the Tigers sprinted by the Black Knights 67-51...
ND, Perryville reach district semis (02/22/06)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team continued its late-season run with a first-round win at the Class 4 District 1 tournament at Sikeston. Fourth-seeded Notre Dame held off fifth-seeded Sikeston 57-53 in Tuesday night's first round, giving the Bulldogs eight wins in their last 10 games...
Bluff's big finish eliminates Jackson (02/22/06)
The Jackson boys basketball team held Poplar Bluff star Ben Hansbrough to just 12 points -- including two second-half points -- but the Indians offense wilted under the Mules' pressure defense in a 52-37 loss on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 1 tournament at Central...
Murray St. lives up to advance billing (02/22/06)
Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball coaches apparently knew what they were talking about. Murray State was the overwhelming preseason favorite to win the championship, garnering nine of 11 first-place votes from the league's coaches back in October...
Local Cardinals broadcasts will have new home -- KYRX (02/22/06)
The St. Louis Cardinals announced a change in the radio lineup for Southeast Missouri last week when it released the stations that will make up the Cardinals Radio Network. The Cardinals network last Wednesday announced the addition of KBDZ (93.1 FM) to serve a new market in Perryville, Mo...
MU aids Aggies' bid for tourney (02/22/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Dominique Kirk scored eight points during the final 9:51 of the game Tuesday night, helping Texas A&M overcome a 10-point deficit and beat Missouri 54-51 -- a win that gives a boost to the Aggies' NCAA tournament hopes. Kirk, averaging 6.7 points per game, had just three points before leading a comeback that may have salvaged the Aggies' season. Missouri (11-13, 4-9 Big 12) led 47-37 with 11:34 to play but scored just four points the rest of the way...
U.S. hockey ends pool play with loss to Russia (02/22/06)
TURIN, Italy -- After managing only two goals in two consecutive losses, the U.S. men's hockey team broke out with three power-play tallies on Tuesday, yet still fell 5-4 to Russia in an Olympic game that mattered only in the confidence department...
Coach Walker: Retired outfielder finds work (02/22/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Larry Walker made his first spring training appearance at the St. Louis Cardinals' Roger Dean Stadium complex, but this time he was carrying a fungo bat instead of a Louisville Slugger. Walker, who spent 18 years in the Major Leagues with the Expos, Rockies and Cardinals, strolled into camp for the first time Tuesday as an instructor, a position he worked out with manager Tony La Russa in the offseason...
Austria admits there may be wrongdoing (02/22/06)
TURIN, Italy -- The scandal surrounding a disgraced Austrian ski coach deepened Tuesday as team officials said two Olympic athletes may have engaged in "illegal methods" and potentially damaging new details emerged about what was seized in a surprise raid on the team's living quarters...
NASCAR suspends Knaus three more races, adds fine (02/22/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR suspended crew chief Chad Knaus for three more races Tuesday and fined him $25,000 for making an illegal modification to Jimmie Johnson's car during preparation for the Daytona 500. Knaus was ejected from Daytona following the cheating scandal, and Johnson went on to win the race in a legal car...
Cohen figures way past Russian (02/22/06)
TURIN, Italy -- Sasha Cohen saved the best for last. And boy was it good. With U.S. flags waving and chants of "USA! USA!" rocking the arena, the U.S. champion dazzled the judges with a sassy, sensational short program and slipped past world champion Irina Slutskaya of Russia by a slim .03 points...
Awkward attic morphs into a serene bath (02/22/06)
Patricia and Michael live in a delightful, three-story home with their two young sons. The couple has claimed the entire third level as their own -- for both bedroom and bath -- but the space has a fairly large problem: Having once functioned as a separate attic apartment, the room contains a quirky kitchen and bathroom area that is cramped, awkward and decidedly nonfunctional...
Feeling the heat over winter's chill (02/22/06)
Years from now when people look back on this winter it'll be known as the winter of spent energy. Some of it, future generations will say, was wasted and some of it well-spent. It seems everywhere you turn there's talk of energy and the best ways to use it...
Birthday recipes that make any day special (02/22/06)
In our family we love to celebrate birthdays, and today is my sister Linda's special day. I have planned to give her a new cookbook for her birthday. After all, do you ever have too many cookbooks? Linda makes several really good recipes, and when I think of her I always think of her chicken wild rice casserole and her chocolate surprise cupcakes. I would like to include those recipes today in honor of her birthday (notice I did not tell you her age)...
Carolina Macke (02/22/06)
Carolina E. Macke, 75, of St. Louis died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at Bethesda Southgate Nursing Facility in St. Louis County. She was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Glennon, Mo., daughter of George and Emma Laurentius Beel. She and Frank Macke were married April 1, 1955. He died March 26, 1992...
Ruby Darby (02/22/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Lee Darby, 86, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Marble Hill, daughter of William T. and Mary Dell Crites Fox. She and Lon Otto Darby were married April 14, 1935, in Jackson. He died in 1940...
Adyn Booker (02/22/06)
Adyn Christian Booker passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at his home in Cape Girardeau, at the age of three months. He was born Nov. 13, 2005, in Cape Girardeau, son of Nicolas and Jessica Kroenung Booker. Loving survivors include his parents; a half brother, James Collin Chipman of Columbia, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Belinda Bollinger and boyfriend Dusty Lair of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandfather, Phillip Kroenung and fiance Beth Neuwirth of St. ...
Martha Bryant (02/22/06)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Martha Louise Bryant, 85, of Charleston died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born July 5, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Neil and Irma Edwards. She married Blaine Bryant, who preceded her in death...
Births 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
Coryell; Lueder; Welch; Class; Adams
Cape/Jackson fire reports 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
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Out of the past 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 22, 1981 A renovation program is underway at Fountain Plaza, Broadway and Fountain Street, in Cape Girardeau; five new two-bedroom apartments are being prepared in the building by its owner, the Burton J. Gerhardt Contracting Corp.; the five- and three-story segments of the structure are being remodeled to some extent...
Bond logic: Regents explain why they made a good decision (02/22/06)
By John Tlapek, Brad Bedell and Gail Rosmarin Much has been said and written recently about Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus project. House Speaker Rod Jetton has stated, "The River Campus is a worthwhile project that could help the university and Cape Girardeau."...
College bound (02/22/06)
With a grant from the Cape Girardeau Schools Foundation, Central High School librarian Julia Jorgensen has set up a series of meetings for minority students planning to go to college. The students' parents attend the meetings as well. They are meant to teach both students and their parents about scholarships and admission guidelines...
Bills would limit freedom of speech (02/22/06)
To the editor: Within the last three weeks the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 578 unanimously, and the Missouri House passed House Bill 1026 153-2. These are bills to restrict our free speech but are specifically aimed at some really slimy people, a small group from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. ...
More dam inspections would be costly (02/22/06)
To the editor: On Feb. 13, Gov. Matt Blunt asked the legislature to give the Department of Natural Resources greater regulatory authority over Missouri dams in response to the collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir in December. The proposed legislation would increase the number of state-regulated dams to approximately 5,000 from 640...
Red stickers alert firefighters to pets (02/22/06)
To the editor: There was a report in Sunday's paper of a dog that died in a house fire. The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri understands that pets are part of a family, and we extend our thoughts of condolence. The society has available -- for a freewill donation -- red window stickers to alert firefighters to the presence of pets inside the home. Fire strikes suddenly and without warning. Please remember your animal friends...
Speak Out 2/22/06 (02/22/06)
Off the reservation; Blame Mother Nature; Deceptive administration; Moving performance; Thanks, SEMO
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