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Stories from Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Students suspected in beating of two outside Cape house (03/14/06)
Two Southeast Missouri State University students were cited for a weekend assault in a campus parking lot. Aaron S. Wright, 21, of 1018 Broadway, and Joseph L. Jezierski, 20, of Group H, received a summons for assault in the Saturday morning attack, according to Southeast Department of Public Safety director Doug Richards...
CVB, Old Town Cape joint project puts plaques on historic buildings (03/14/06)
Historic buildings were fitted with mounted plaques Monday telling some of the "thousand tales" that make up the history of Cape Girardeau. The 12 bronze plaques are part of a joint effort between the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Old Town Cape to call attention to historically important architecture in the city...
Rain blamed for train derailment (03/14/06)
Seven freight cars and a locomotive derailed near Hines Landing near the Mississippi River in northern Cape Girardeau County -- several miles north of the Procter & Gamble plant -- on Monday, leaving a tangled mess that crushed some of the train's load of pickup trucks and cars...
Sting captures second man in a week trying to solicit sex with minor (03/14/06)
The second Cape Girardeau County man in a week has been arrested for soliciting sex over the Internet with a minor who later turned out to be police officer conducting a sting operation. Irvin E. Holderbaugh Jr., 40, of 924 E. Independence St. in Jackson was charged with attempted statutory rape and attempted enticement of a child...
Thank you, Ben Franklin (03/14/06)
Ben Franklin believed in strong personal character development. He planned to be successful by excelling in the 13 specific character traits listed below. He set a goal to focus on improving one of these characteristics each week.The next week he would work on improving another trait with equal determination...
Democrat plans challenge for U.S. 8th District (03/14/06)
A retired teacher who served a term as president of the Missouri State Teachers Association and two terms on the Public School Retirement System Board of Trustees filed Monday to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. Veronica J. Hambacker of Salem, Mo., spent 33 years teaching before retiring from the Viburnum Public Schools three years ago, husband John Hambacker said. She is currently chairwoman of the Dent County Democratic Party, he said...
Clark files for county clerk race (03/14/06)
Cape Girardeau resident Kara Clark has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for the office of Cape Girardeau County Clerk. Clark's filing means a primary election will take place in August for the race of county clerk. Jackson mayor Paul Sander filed as a Republican candidate for clerk on Feb. 28...
SAT snafu: Your score may better than you thought (03/14/06)
SAT snafu: Your score may better than you thought Four thousand high school students who took the SAT last October received scores, in some cases, 100 points lower than they should have. Those who are affected were notified by e-mail last week. According to the SAT Web site, the College Board recently discovered that a technical processing matter affected a very small percentage of October 2005 SAT test takers. ...
Rescued abused horse missing from S. Illinois veterinary clinic (03/14/06)
Union County officials were asking for the public's help in tracking down a missing horse. The four-year-old brown and white Appaloosa horse went missing Feb. 24 from the veterinary clinic of Dr. Nancy Kucera, the Union County Animal Control administrator...
From Dick Cheney to Charlie's Angels: Who said what? (03/14/06)
Scripps Howard News Service Think you know your catchphrases? Take our quiz and test your knowledge. 1. Some expressions once only stood for niceness, but by inflecting them in a particular way, we have turned the phrases into their evil twins. Which of the following terms is usually NOT a nice phrase gone mean?...
Learning briefs 3/14/06 (03/14/06)
Scholarships awarded to local students; HONORS LISTS; Local students named to university dean's lists; AWARDS; St. Paul school honored for accomplishments; Central student named national award winner; Balsman gets academic excellence award
Officials: Taxi buyout will improve area transit (03/14/06)
Cape Girardeau County public transit users may be able to travel the county more freely in the future. That's what officials said Monday when they announced a deal that would merge Cape Girardeau's taxi coupon program and the countywide transit authority...
Girl Scouts collecting items for food pantry (03/14/06)
A Girl Scout food drive for the St. Mary's and Old St. Vincent's food pantry will take place Wednesday at St. Mary's. The scout group from St. Mary's Catholic School hopes to fill up a car with canned food to help stock the pantry.
Arizona man receives 12-year prison sentence (03/14/06)
A Phoenix, Ariz. man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to sell two pounds methamphetamine in Missouri. U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw handed down the 148-month sentence to Salvadore Rodriguez, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. ...
African music ensemble to perform (03/14/06)
The Macalester College African Music Ensemble from St. Paul, Minn., will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Cape First Church in Cape Girardeau. The concert is sponsored by Shere Khan, a Cape Girardeau Middle School instrumental ensemble, and the Cape Girardeau Children's Choir. Both groups also will perform at the concert...
Details will be released once deal is finalized (03/14/06)
When Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority officials announced the buyout of Kelley Transportation Co., Inc., Monday, there were several things kept from the public. The price to be paid for the company was one item and the letter of intent that sets out conditions that must be met to complete the sale was another. ...
Man gets probation for filthy home (03/14/06)
MAN GETS PROBATION FOR FILTHY HOME A Cape Girardeau man received five years probation on a suspended imposition of sentence for keeping his house in filthy conditions. Cedric C. Moore, 46, of 215 Pearl St., had pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment and was sentenced Monday by Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis...
113 twisters reported (03/14/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Early reports show as many as 113 tornadoes may have hit Illinois, Missouri and Kansas on Sunday, marking a furious start to the Midwestern tornado season. Whether that figure stands, however, is uncertain as weather investigators spend the next few days retracing storm paths and separating mere funnel clouds from actual tornadoes. ...
Law barring convicts as candidates ruled unconstitutional (03/14/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state law barring people convicted of a federal felony or misdemeanor from running for office is unconstitutional, a circuit judge ruled Monday. Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan ruled in favor of Henry Rizzo, a member of the Jackson County legislature and former state House member who challenged the law...
Alabama cow tests positive for mad cow disease (03/14/06)
WASHINGTON -- A cow in Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department said Monday, confirming the third U.S. case of the brain-wasting ailment. The cow did not enter the food supply for people or animals, officials said. The animal, unable to walk, was killed by a local veterinarian and buried on the farm...
Nation briefs 3/14/06 (03/14/06)
Seven dead in Texas Panhandle wildfires BORGER, Texas -- Using bulldozers and air tankers, firefighters struggled Monday to stop wind-blown wildfires that scorched more than 1,000 square miles of the drought-stricken Texas Panhandle. The blazes were blamed for at least seven deaths, four of them in a crash on a smoke-shrouded highway over the weekend. ...
Judge may dismiss death-penalty case against Zacarias Moussaoui (03/14/06)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The federal judge in the Zacarias Moussaoui case is considering ending the death-penalty prosecution of the al-Qaida conspirator after learning that a federal lawyer apparently coached witnesses on upcoming testimony. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said Monday it was "very difficult for this case to go forward" after prosecutors revealed that a lawyer for the Transportation Security Administration had violated her order barring witnesses from any exposure to trial testimony.. ...
United States spending billions to 'defeat' roadside bombs in Iraq (03/14/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The United States is pouring billions more dollars and fresh platoons of experts into its campaign to "defeat IEDs," the roadside bombs President Bush describes as threat No. 1 to Iraq's future. The American military even plans to build special, more defensible highways here, in its frustrating standoff with the makeshift munitions -- "improvised explosive devices" -- that Iraqi insurgents field by the hundreds to hobble U.S. road movements in the 3-year-old conflict...
Central swims to dual win over Notre Dame (03/14/06)
Notre Dame freshman Brittany Menz picked up a pair of state cuts Monday in a dual with Central at the Central Municipal Pool. Central won 107-79. "I was kind of surprised," Central coach Dayna Powell said. "I thought it would be a closer meet than it was."...
Southeast will travel to Denver to play third-seeded Stanford (03/14/06)
After more than a week of anticipation, Southeast Missouri State finally learned the particulars of its first trip to the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament. The Redhawks will be heading west -- to Denver, Colo. -- for a first-round game Saturday (9 p.m. CST) against Stanford in the San Antonio Regional. The contest at the Pepsi Center will be televised by ESPN2...
Dominicans keep hopes alive with 7-3 win over Cuba (03/14/06)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On a day when opponents of Fidel Castro caused turmoil in and above the stands, David Ortiz powered the Dominican Republic to a key victory over Cuba. Ortiz hit his third home run of the tournament and walked with the bases loaded in a 7-3 victory Monday that kept alive the Dominicans' hopes of advancing to the World Baseball Classic semifinals...
Cards rip Braves 9-0 (03/14/06)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Chris Carpenter picked up in spring training where he left off last season. Carpenter, who won 21 games and the NL Cy Young Award in 2005, has yet to allow a run in the exhibition season, pitching four more scoreless innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-0 Monday...
SIU faces West Virginia in first round (03/14/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Chris Lowery bristles when he hears pundits declare that his Southern Illinois squad and others in the Missouri Valley Conference play "ugly" basketball often associated with pressure defense that can keep scores low. But a day after his Salukis and three other teams in the league landed in the NCAA tournament, Lowery is pretty sure he doesn't care about the critics...
Chaney steps down at Temple (03/14/06)
PHILADELPHIA -- John Chaney retired Monday after 24 seasons as Temple's basketball coach, ending a Hall of Fame career in which his temper sometimes got the better of him. The 74-year-old Chaney, a fiery sideline presence admired as much for his mentoring as his success on the court, guided Temple to five NCAA regional finals and 17 NCAA tournament appearances and was twice the national coach of the year...
Missouri St. among snubbed schools to join the NIT field (03/14/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Cincinnati, Maryland, Michigan and Louisville were seeded No. 1 Sunday in the revamped National Invitation Tournament. Also among the 40 teams selected for the NIT were six that won regular-season championships but lost in their conference tournaments and weren't picked for the NCAA tournament...
Rams give defense more muscle, sign Witherspoon (03/14/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have signed linebacker Will Witherspoon to a six-year, $33 million contract. Witherspoon will be middle linebacker for the Rams even though he had established himself as a weakside linebacker during four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. Witherspoon spent most of his time in Carolina playing outside linebacker but slid inside whenever Dan Morgan got hurt there...
Blues survive review scare after beating Columbus in OT (03/14/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Christian Backman felt pretty good after scoring 3:49 into overtime Monday night to give the St. Louis Blues what appeared to be a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Then Backman saw the officials huddling. Backman and the Blues had to wait for approximately 5 minutes to have their victory confirmed while the replay officials reviewed a shot by Columbus' Trevor Letowski that hit the goal post at the 3:20 mark of overtime. ...
Tar Heels, Lady Vols vent over tough paths (03/14/06)
North Carolina was rewarded for its near-perfect season with a No. 1 seed -- in an unthinkably tough bracket. Connecticut's bumpy ride earned the Huskies a No. 2 seed that essentially puts the five-time champions in front of a home crowd. The six-time champ Tennessee Lady Vols, who played the hardest schedule in the land?...
Children have defining way with moms (03/14/06)
Children have a way of putting things in perspective. A friend of mine recently e-mailed me the answers of second graders to the following questions. She's the only one who knows where the Scotch tape is. Mostly to clean the house. To help us out of there when we were getting born...
Isaac Hayes quits 'South Park' role (03/14/06)
NEW YORK -- Isaac Hayes has quit "South Park," where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion. Hayes, who has played the ladies' man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed...
Taylor Warpole (03/14/06)
Taylor Warpole, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 13, 2006, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thirman White (03/14/06)
Thirman W. "Drake" White, 80, of Jackson died Monday, March 13, 2006, at Monticello House. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Kuss (03/14/06)
Lillian A. "Bobbie" Kuss, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 13, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Willis (03/14/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Kenneth Gale Willis, 68, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in St. Charles. He was born March 1, 1938, at Hahn, Mo., son of Clyde and Pauline James Willis. He and Kathy Herrmann were married June 27, 1987...
Norman Evans (03/14/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Norman Lee "Punk" Evans, 72, a resident of rural Sikeston, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2006, at his home after an extended illness. Born Sept. 10, 1933, in Scott County to the late Roy V. and Frances Yeakey Evans, Norman lived most of his life in the Scott County area...
Births 3/14/06 (03/14/06)
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Cape fire reports 3/14/06 (03/14/06)
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Out of the past 3/14/06 (03/14/06)
25 years ago: March 14, 1981 A proposal to create a riverfront park at Cape Girardeau got strong moral support yesterday; 10th District U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson met with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce riverfront development committee and pledged his support to the project...
Learning about Islam (03/14/06)
It's always good to open up the doors of communication and to share our beliefs. Those words, spoken by Manal Wadi at the recent forum held by the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, aptly summed up the purpose of the event attended by approximately 50 area residents...
Welker deserves special thanks (03/14/06)
To the editor: The list of supporters who have contributed to the work on the athletic fields at Central High School is a long one indeed. Yet one person has helped out so much that I wish to publicly thank him for his generosity. Larry Welker of Welker Fence Co. ...
Speak Out 3/14/06 (03/14/06)
Street stripes; States need water; Fooling the parents; Misguided viewpoint; Need transportation; No safe haven; Who really benefits?; No entrapment; Abstaining is best; Middle school shines; Fire up backhoes; Not in flood plain; They missed out; Protecting life; No belts on buses; Doing their job; Special healing; More meddling, please; Poor judgment; Belts in buses; High utility bills; Animals need homes; Pets train us; Getting soaked; Unwanted children
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