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Stories from Monday, March 13, 2006

Coping with Emily's chaotic senses (03/13/06)
On the TV screen, a light-haired little girl screeches "No, no, no, no, no, no, no....." and runs at her mom, swinging her small fists and trying to bite. Mom holds her at arms' length, taking an occasional blow to the knees and speaking in a tired, familiar monotone voice. "Emily, calm down. Calm down."...
A climb up Cape's family tree (03/13/06)
To look at Diane Gray's book of ancestral records is to see how the Internet has democratized information gathering. "Some of this stuff I couldn't find again if you paid me," said Gray. "It was just like I find one icon online and I click on it and that leads to another icon and I click on that and before you know it I've got all this stuff about my family."...
St. Mary couple drove into path of tornado (03/13/06)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Hundreds of friends and family members spent Sunday sorting through debris after a powerful tornado ripped through a rural section of St. Mary along Highway 61 late Saturday night. The tornado injured ten St. Mary residents along Highway 61, and a married couple were killed a few hundred yards away from their St. Mary home on Highway 61...
Echoes through history: Mississippian civilization scholar explains the people behind the artifacts at annual lecture (03/13/06)
Dr. Tim Pauketat wants to change the way people think about pre-Columbian America. "Most people tend not to think of history before the arrival of Columbus, and they think of the ancient past as pre-history, so a lot of generalities are used to describe the past," said Pauketat. "Now we're finding we can talk about real history with real people."...
Five University of Texas pre-med students killed in Missouri crash (03/13/06)
AUSTIN -- Five friends from Texas were on their way to a medical school conference when they were killed in a car crash. The victims, all University of Texas students, were Lan Nguyen, 21, of Sugar Land; Nikolaus O. Simeon, 20, of League City; Fan Sun, 18, of Spring; Stephanie A. Wilson, 20, of Houston; and Michael T. Woodward, 22, of Austin...
Group of local artists work toward organizing new Cape Artists Council (03/13/06)
A small group of local artists are working to create an arts organization to serve as an alternative to already-existing arts groups. But there are still many steps to be taken before the new Cape Artists Council can become a viable arts organization -- something the new group hopes to achieve within the year...
From boys to young men, Eagle Scouts offers challenges and experiences (03/13/06)
The Eagle Scouts' challenging community-service projects may change from year to year, but what remains constant is that through leadership and teamwork, these young men learn to overcome obstacles to successfully accomplish their goals. Those boys who attain Scouting's highest rank have come through a program that builds character, citizenship and personal fitness. ...
Community briefs 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
Dough-nation drive held today at Pizza Inn The DSW Signs/Drury Inns Relay for Life Team will hold a fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Pizza Inn, 3333 Gordonville Road. Pizza Inn will donate 10 percent of the sales to this team. The Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship program members will hold a dance from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. ...
Crowell recognizes Cub Scouts (03/13/06)
Southeast Missourian Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, announced that the Missouri Senate recently adopted resolutions recognizing 11 area Cub Scouts who crossed over from Webelo to Boy Scout and achieved the Arrow of Light. Crowell, an Eagle Scout himself, encouraged Scouts to continue enriching their lives with community involvement...
Community cuisine 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
Notre Dame serving corned beef and ham...
Private school officials concerned about rising tuition (03/13/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Tuition has risen fast in many private, independent schools, and some of their leaders are concerned that middle income families may eventually be priced out of the schools. Ten years ago, the average senior at a private, independent schools paid less than $10,000; this year, that senior's family would pay more than $14,000...
Demand rising for return of wooden barns (03/13/06)
WESTON, Mo. -- As the first large wooden barn to be erected in Platte County went up, contractor Benjie Kent was vowing to encourage the trend, which he said brings back the feel of a "real barn." The barn erected Saturday belongs to John Miller, who said he grew up with wood barns, which generally were replaced by barns with metal-sided pole barns...
Senate leader says ports deal could still move forward if buyer isn't found (03/13/06)
WASHINGTON -- Congress will closely watch a Dubai-owned company to be sure it transfers its U.S. port operations to an American company, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday. But Frist, R-Tenn., acknowledged that if an American buyer is not found, and the Bush administration determines there are no security risks, a deal for DP World to manage and operate major U.S. ports still could go through...
Review finds federal government missing deadlines and time limits (03/13/06)
Many federal agencies fall far short of the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, repeatedly failing to meet reporting deadlines while citizens wait ever longer for documents, an Associated Press review has found. Requests for information ranging from historical records to federal contracts usually take months and sometimes years to be filled; most departments missed the Feb. ...
Senator proposes censure to hold Bush accountable for domestic eavesdropping (03/13/06)
WASHINGTON -- A liberal Democrat and potential White House contender is proposing censuring President Bush for authorizing domestic eavesdropping, saying the White House misled Americans about its legality. "The president has broken the law and, in some way, he must be held accountable," Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said in an interview...
Nation briefs 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
Gas prices up 11 cents in two weeks nationally CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Retail gas prices across the country climbed an average of 11 cents in the past two weeks, according to a new survey. The weighted average price for all three grades increased to $2.38 a gallon by Friday, according to Trilby Lundberg, who publishes the semimonthly Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations around the country. Self-serve regular averaged $2.35 a gallon nationwide. Midgrade cost $2.45 a gallon while premium was $2.55...
War crimes tribunal says preliminary tests show Milosevic had heart attack (03/13/06)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A heart attack killed Slobodan Milosevic in his jail cell, the U.N. war crimes tribunal said, citing preliminary findings from Dutch pathologists who conducted a nearly eight-hour autopsy Sunday on the former Yugoslav leader...
Wasteful, thirsty Mexico City holds conference on better use of water (03/13/06)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico City is plagued by an almost diabolical combination of floods and water shortages, rising sewage and sinking water tables. What better place for world leaders to come together to discuss how to better manage water? Many of the 20 million people of this metropolis get by on as little as one hour of running water per week, while almost all the copious rainfall is flushed unused down the sewers, creating a gargantuan flow of wastewater that the city's few treatment plants can't handle.. ...
World briefs 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
Iran rules out Russian nuclear compromise TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran ruled out a Russian proposal aimed at easing tensions over its nuclear program Sunday, drawing criticism from a senior lawmaker in Moscow who said the decision destroyed the last chance for compromise before the U.N. ...
Attack on Baghdad slum kills dozens (03/13/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The feared resumption of mass sectarian violence erupted Sunday in a Baghdad Shiite slum when bombers blew apart two markets shortly before sundown, killing at least 44 people and wounding about 200. The bloody assaults on Sadr City came only minutes after Iraqi political leaders said the new parliament will convene Thursday, three days earlier than planned, as the U.S. ambassador pushed to break a stalemate over naming a unity government...
Japanese city rejects relocation of U.S. Navy air wing (03/13/06)
TOKYO -- The southern Japanese city of Iwakuni on Sunday overwhelmingly rejected the relocation of a U.S. naval air wing, in a nonbinding vote that has emerged as a symbol of opposition to the proposed realignment of U.S. forces in Japan. The plan to move the wing to Iwakuni -- still under negotiation -- is part of the Pentagon's push to streamline its overseas bases and create a leaner, more flexible military. ...
High School Basketball Scores/Schedule (03/13/06)
All semifinal and championship games are played at MIzzou Arena in Columbia., Mo. Class 1 Girls Quarterfinals Delta 54, Chadwick 49 Leeton 59, Drexel 42 Silex 55, New Franklin 44 DeKalb 49, Gilman City 35 Semifinals Thursday, March 16 Leeton (29-1) vs. Delta (27-1), 4:30 p.m...
USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll (03/13/06)
USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 12, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:...
Redhawks fall to Northern Iowa (03/13/06)
After winning five straight matches, the Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team suffered its second consecutive loss Sunday, falling 5-2 to visiting Northern Iowa. The Redhawks (5-5) received singles victories from Bryce Kristal at No. 1 and Julia Masotti at No. 3, along with the No. 1 doubles team of Bryce and Drew Kristal...
Richmond wins No. 700, 701 (03/13/06)
Rain might have put a damper on the Southeast Spring Classic, but it didn't stop Southeast Missouri State softball coach Lana Richmond from reaching a major career milestone. Richmond picked up her 700th win Sunday as the Redhawks beat visiting Northern Iowa 9-3 in the first game of a doubleheader. Southeast then completed the sweep with a 5-4, eight-inning triumph...
U.S. catches break in win over Japan (03/13/06)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Even the Americans figured they caught a break. Alex Rodriguez hit a bases-loaded, two-out single in the ninth to give the United States a 4-3 victory over Japan in the opener of Round 2 in the inaugural World Baseball Classic after the losers appeared to be deprived of the go-ahead run...
Sorenstam opens her season with a victory (03/13/06)
Annika Sorenstam opened her LPGA Tour season with a successful title defense in the MasterCard Classic, closing with a 2-under 70 for a one-stroke victory over Helen Alfredsson and Seon Hwa Lee. Sorenstam, even par and tied for the lead after nine holes, reeled off three birdies in four holes to take the tournament with an 8-under 208 total...
Renteria haunts his former team in Braves' 4-3 victory (03/13/06)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Edgar Renteria looks at home back in the National League. Renteria, who left the St. Louis Cardinals as a free agent after the 2004 season for the Boston Red Sox, led the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, getting two hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer...
Johnson overtakes Kenseth on final lap of overtime sprint (03/13/06)
LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson took advantage of a late-race caution flag Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, catching and passing Matt Kenseth in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish in the NASCAR Nextel Cup UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet surged past Kenseth's No. ...
Dance partners assigned to 65 teams (03/13/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Duke was selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament for a record-tying 10th time Sunday, while Connecticut and Villanova led the Big East's unprecedented eight teams in the field with top seeds of their own. Memphis was the final No. 1 chosen among tournament's 65 teams...
James signs as free agent with Arizona (03/13/06)
Edgerrin James prides himself on taking risks. He just took the biggest one of his career. James ran off to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, agreeing to a four-year, $30 million contract with a long-downtrodden franchise that had the worst running game in the NFL a year ago...
Sweet tea, Cinnabon and 'Bride of Frankenstein' (03/13/06)
Panera seems to be thriving in its new spot on William Street, within a stone's throw of its old spot at Westfield West Park. (A stone's throw if you're Roger Clemens.) But a new tenant has been lined up to take up residence at its old spot, one that will bring its own brand of sweet tea, Cinnabons and Carvel's Ice Cream. ...
'Failure to Launch' soars to top of box office with $24.6 million (03/13/06)
LOS ANGELES -- "Failure to Launch," a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, took off at theaters, debuting as the top weekend movie with $24.6 million. Two remakes opened in second and third place. Disney's family flick "The Shaggy Dog," starring Tim Allen, was No. 2 with $16 million, and Fox Searchlight's horror tale "The Hills Have Eyes" was No. 3 with $15.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Biotech firm launches largest Alzheimer's drug trial (03/13/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's tragedy enough that Pat Williams' mother has Alzheimer's disease. But Williams is also terrified because her chances of inheriting the disease are much better than average. So Williams eagerly enrolled her 90-year-old mother last year in a massive, 1,600-patient, 18-month clinical trial testing an experimental drug made by the biotechnology company Myriad Genetics Inc. ...
People on the move 03/13/06 (03/13/06)
KFVS' Kathy Sweeney returns to broadcasts Kathy Sweeney returns to over-the-air television as new anchor for Heartland News at 5 p.m. on KFVS12 starting today. Sweeney began at KFVS12 in 1994 as a general assignment reporter in the station's Southern Illinois newsroom. ...
Something to marvel at (03/13/06)
When Ken Murphy told his wife he wanted to buy a comic-book store in 1996, her response was less than supportive: "You're kidding, right?" But he wasn't. And he did convince his skeptical spouse that it was worth the risk for him to be able to convert his lifelong passion for characters like Captain America, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man into a full-time job...
Most savers run 401(k) accounts on autopilot (03/13/06)
NEW YORK -- Next to deciding how much money to save for retirement, the most important decision a worker can make is how to allocate assets among stocks, bonds and money market mutual funds. But the words "asset allocation" apparently are a big turnoff to most people who have 401(k) and other company-sponsored retirement savings accounts...
Business memo 03/13/06 (03/13/06)
Fitness Plus receives award for facility design Saint Francis Medical Center's Fitness Plus is the winner of Fitness Management magazine's 2006 Nova7Awards for facility design, construction and decoration. Fitness Plus was judged against health and fitness facilities ranging from community centers and health clubs to corporate fitness centers and medically based programs throughout the world. Fitness Management magazine created a panel of 19 judges who are experts in the field...
Bertha McGowan (03/13/06)
Augusta, Ga. -- Mrs. Bertha Powell McGowan entered into rest Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph L. McGowan for 62 years. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Platt's Crawford Avenue Chapel at 11:00 am with Elder Max Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park...
Dorothy Thompson (03/13/06)
Dorothy Thompson, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at her daughter's home in Marble Hill. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, at Indian Creek, daughter of Clarence and Beulah Trickey McLaird. She and Harry Thompson Jr. were married on July 20, 1945. He died Jan. 21, 1971...
Barbara Burgener (03/13/06)
Barbara A. Burgener, 93, of New Baden, Ill., formerly of Venice, Ill, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in New Baden. She was born July 27, 1912, in Solgohachia, Ark. Burgener was a seamstress. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Irwin Funeral Chapel in Granite City, Ill...
Merle Robertson (03/13/06)
Merle W. "Duke" Robertson, 70, of Grand Tower, Ill., died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the Jonesboro Healthcare Center. He was born Aug. 9, 1935, in Grand Tower, son of Bill and Louis Hatley Robertson. He and Henrietta "Dubie" Carson were married on Dec. 15, 1979, in Grand Tower. She died Sept. 13, 2005...
Cape police reports 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
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Out of the past 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
25 years ago: March 13, 1981 PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville city employees may vote to unionize as a result of dissatisfaction with the salary package contained in a $3.7 million 1981-82 budget approved by the Perryville Board of Aldermen last night; the salary package calls for a 25-cent per hour across-the-board salary increase amounting to about a $10 a week raise...
Legislation being considered by legislature would leave unfair playing field (03/13/06)
By Greg Harrison Before it was acquired by its principal competitor, SBC, AT&T found every opportunity to remind the public that ratepayers had paid for the construction of the massive telephone network and, as a result, those ratepayers were entitled to reap some of the benefits in a broadband era...
Virtual school (03/13/06)
Bills working their way through the Missouri Legislature would establish the Missouri Virtual Public School to enable students in kindergarten through 12th grade to take classes over the Internet. Versions of these schools already exist in 12 states. Sponsors say this would be the first K-through-12 virtual school in the Midwest...
God doesn't need state recognition (03/13/06)
To the editor: I am troubled by the attempts of some Missouri legislators to officially recognize a Christian God. As a Baptist minister, I simply do not understand this mindset. My faith does not need confirmation from state legislators or any other people. ...
Socialist extremism abounds (03/13/06)
To the editor: Why read a book on the matter to concur that liberalism today can be diagnosed as a mental disorder, and often even a dangerous one? Some liberals, however, can ascend to the lowly level of useful idiots for the socialist cause. Leftist indoctrinators in tax-funded government schools and universities are good examples, but that's an issue for another day...
Speak Out 3/13/06 (03/13/06)
Missouri worries; A better grasp; Tickets for students; A matter of safety; Role reversals
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