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Stories from Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Cape Christian School marks 30 years of teaching with open house (03/28/06)
It started in a Cape Girardeau church sanctuary 30 years ago with students working at their own pace. Over the years, Cape Christian School has transformed into a traditional school, currently with 135 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school will showcase its students and classrooms from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the school, located at 1855 Perryville Road...
Filing ends today for county races (03/28/06)
Most incumbents in area county races will run unopposed this fall unless a challenger emerges today to contest their offices. Filing for the Aug. 8 primary closes at 5 p.m. today. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for county office must file with the county clerk in their county. People interested in running for a state office must travel to Jefferson City and file at the secretary of state's office...
Main Street's traffic change begins (03/28/06)
The first day of two-way traffic on Main Street saw a few hiccups and a compromise with local businesses. City engineer Jay Stencel said when the two-way changeover went into effect at 6 a.m., there were three cars parked facing south in the newly northbound lane...
Missouri applauded for tort reform (03/28/06)
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was in St. Louis Monday to applaud Missouri's efforts to improve the fairness of the state's legal system -- and to criticize Illinois and other states for moving too slowly on reforms. The chamber released its annual "legal fairness" ranking of the states. ...
Bollinger County voters being asked to double library tax (03/28/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bollinger County residents last increased their library tax 60 years ago. If they don't approve an increase when they go to the polls April 4, library director Eva Dunn says, patrons can expect to see diminished operating hours, fewer new books and increasingly outdated equipment...
Yesterday on the BizBlog (03/28/06)
SCOTT: The voice mail on my phone this morning was cryptic. It came from an anonymous caller -- I'm always wary of those anyway -- who claimed to be a former store employee at Sears. "We hear Sears is closing," she said. It's not. I was assured by Sears Grand manager Jason Harvey that they are not, in fact, closing the new 149,000-square-foot store which opened in October to great fanfare in Cape Girardeau...
Woman charged with assault (03/28/06)
A 28-year-old woman was charged Monday with punching a Cape Girardeau police officer who pulled her over for drunken driving. Mary M. Chalmers of McClure, Ill., was charged with felony assault of a law enforcement officer, felony driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor driving while license was revoked, and was cited with failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
Jackson man gets probation for December burglaries (03/28/06)
Jackson man receives probation for burglaries A 20-year-old man was sentenced to five years' probation for his role in the burglaries of a Jackson church and Cape Girardeau home. Last month, Christopher A. Messmer of Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of stealing and one count of burglary for the Dec. ...
One man arrested after police follow suspicious vehicle (03/28/06)
One person was in custody and two others were being sought for fleeing from Cape Girardeau police over the weekend. When a police officer saw a driver fail to use a signal while turning south on to Kingshighway from eastbound Independence Street at 12:18 p.m. Sunday, he attempted to curb the vehicle, police spokesman Jason Selzer said...
Road will close for drainage work (03/28/06)
Route B in Bollinger County will be closed to traffic today, weather permitting, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace drainage pipes beneath the roadway. The road will be closed from County Road 342 to the intersection of routes M and UU near Scopus, Mo., from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Peter Kinder in charge as acting governor (03/28/06)
Voters elected Peter Kinder as Missouri's lieutenant governor, but since March 17 he's been running the show as the acting governor. Kinder has headed the state's government since Gov. Matt Blunt departed on a trade mission to Europe. The governor is scheduled to resume control of state government Sunday night...
Three Cape Girardeau police officers promoted (03/28/06)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced Monday the promotions of three officers to the ranks of lieutenant, sergeant and corporal. Sgt. Jack Wimp, who has served with the department since 1985, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Cpl. Rick Price, an officer since 1986, was promoted to sergeant and patrolman Brad Smith, serving since 1996, was promoted to corporal...
Accident in Bollinger Co. kills one person, injures two (03/28/06)
An alleged crime spree by three Poplar Bluff, Mo., men came to a fatal end this weekend when the vehicle they had stolen overturned in Bollinger County and killed one. Justin Freeman, 24, of Poplar Bluff, was pronounced dead at 7:35 a.m. Sunday at the scene of the accident, three miles west of Arab, Mo., on Route P, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Interactive game targets Kentucky's problem with prescription abuse (03/28/06)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- It's a sort of choose-your-own-adventure book for middle school students, only higher tech and with much higher stakes. Community activists in eastern Kentucky are fighting prescription drug abuse by enlisting the help of a company that creates computerized dramas that let participants choose the path an actor takes with a click of the mouse...
Federal government makes seized Iraqi documents public via Internet (03/28/06)
The federal government is making public a huge trove of documents seized during the invasion of Iraq, posting them on the Internet in a step that is at once a nod to the Web's power and an admission that U.S. intelligence resources are overloaded. Republican leaders in Congress pushed for the release, which was first proposed by conservative commentators and bloggers hoping to find evidence about the fate of Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs, or possible links to terror groups.. ...
Moussaoui says he was fifth 9-11 pilot (03/28/06)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Laying out a stunning new version of his terrorist mission, al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he was supposed to hijack a fifth jetliner on Sept. 11, 2001, with would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid and fly it into the White House...
Mother accused of abducting children posed as ex-husband (03/28/06)
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. -- A mother charged with abducting her two children was accused of posing as a man while on the run, and authorities say the heavyset woman with cropped hair and a slight mustache even had the kids calling her "Daddy." Shellie White, 30, said it was all a misunderstanding, claiming in a jail interview with The Associated Press that she never tried to hide her identity or change her appearance...
Senate panel approves immigration bill (03/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping election-year legislation Monday that clears the way for 11 million illegal aliens to seek U.S. citizenship, a victory for demonstrators who had spilled into the streets by the hundreds of thousands demanding better treatment for immigrants...
Elective C-sections on the rise (03/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly three in 10 U.S. mothers are giving birth by Caesarean section -- a record number -- and more and more of them seem to be choosing a surgical birth even when there's no clear medical need. No one knows exactly how many C-sections are purely elective. It's an intense controversy: Some estimates suggest there could be tens of thousands annually, and critics say many of those women were pressured into surgery or didn't know the risks...
New Fed chief gets his first crack at interest rates today (03/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- As Ben Bernanke takes the chairman's seat, Federal Reserve watchers wonder how many more interest rate increases are in store. Bernanke and his Fed colleagues are expected to boost America's borrowing costs yet again at the end of their two-day meeting today. And analysts will be searching for clues about where the central bank is headed after that...
New drugs could help prevent AIDS (03/28/06)
ATLANTA -- Condoms and counseling have failed to stop AIDS. Scientists have long searched for a way to stop its spread, but no vaccine is in sight. Now, 25 years after the first cases emerged, they think they are on the verge of proving that two drugs already used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it...
Loneliness, high blood pressure linked (03/28/06)
CHICAGO -- Loneliness in people over 50 greatly increases their risk of high blood pressure, researchers say in the latest study to underscore the health advantages of friends and family. The loneliest people studied had blood pressure readings as much as 30 points higher than those who weren't lonely...
Egyptian woman dies of bird flu (03/28/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A 30-year-old woman died of the H5N1 bird flu strain on Monday, Egypt's second human death from the virus since it appeared in the country last month, the health ministry announced. Czech authorities said they suspected their first case of H5N1 in a dead swan...
World briefs 3/28/06 (03/28/06)
Christian convert released from prison KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan man who faced execution for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from prison in Kabul, the deputy attorney general said early today. Abdul Rahman was released from the high-security Policharki prison on the outskirts of Kabul late Monday night, deputy attorney general Mohammed Eshak Aloko told The Associated Press. ...
Iraqi Shiites rage over Sunday raid (03/28/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The walls were crumbling and there were signs of disarray in the compound clearly used as a gathering place for prayer. Religious posters lined the walls, along with banners denouncing the attack. Fresh television footage showed the aftermath of a U.S.-Iraqi military assault that killed at least 16 people in a complex the Americans said housed a kidnapping cell -- but which many Iraqis said was simply a Shiite mosque filled with worshippers at evening prayers...
Bluff wins Notre Dame Inv. (03/28/06)
Central senior Blake Driskell and Jackson junior Josh Wheeler shared medalist honors at the 16-team Notre Dame Invitational with a three-over-par 75 at Bent Creek Golf Course on Monday. Poplar Bluff won the event with a score of 307. Central was second with a 318, followed by Jackson (322), Dexter (347) and North County (362). Notre Dame finished seventh with a 374...
Lathrop will retire with 954 victories (03/28/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bud Lathrop, whose Raytown South teams won four state high school boys basketball championships, is retiring with a Missouri record 954 victories. Lathrop had talked of calling it quits after a three week-suspension in December 2004 over use of foul language...
Redhawks days behind, Booker eyes pro options (03/28/06)
Roy Booker's collegiate playing days are over, but his hoop dreams stay alive. The former Portageville High School basketball standout completed his college career with one season at Southeast Missouri State, in which he led the Redhawks and the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring at 22 points per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. He was voted to the all-OVC second team and the conference's all-newcomer team...
Ballatore welcomes dose of discipline (03/28/06)
Count Kevin Ballatore among the Southeast Missouri State football players who have totally bought into the program's new coaching staff. Even if Ballatore is not guaranteed to be the Redhawks' starting quarterback, although he is by far their most experienced returning signal caller...
SEMO basketball polls 3/28/06 (03/28/06)
Boys The final SEMO boys top 15 basketball poll as voted on by members of the Southeast Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last poll's ranking:...
Stanford falls a win short of Final Four (03/28/06)
SAN ANTONIO -- Seimone Augustus saw her old pals from the Baton Rouge neighborhood reach the Final Four. Not content to just watch the boys play, she made sure LSU has two teams with a shot at a national championship next weekend. Augustus, a middle-school AAU teammate of Glen "Big Baby" Davis and longtime friends with other men's stars like Tyrus Thomas, scored 17 of her 26 points in the second half and drew a game-saving charge with 4.8 seconds left to send the Lady Tigers past Stanford 62-59 Monday night in the finals of the San Antonio Regional.. ...
Redhawks qualify for NCAA regional meet (03/28/06)
Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics coach Tom Farden thought Saturday's solid but not exceptional performance in the Midwest Independent Conference Championships at Houck Field House might have cost the Redhawks a shot at a regional berth...
Marquis looks sharp on mound, at plate (03/28/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Jason Marquis warmed up for the regular season, on the mound and at the plate. The best hitter by far among the St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers, Marquis connected off Pedro Astacio for hit his first home run of the spring in a 7-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday...
A large impression: Hancock may make Cards staff after release by Reds (03/28/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Every time he steps on the mound, Josh Hancock proves he's not just a tubby right-hander. Released by the Cincinnati Reds one day into spring training because he reported 17 pounds overweight, Hancock quickly landed with the St. Louis Cardinals. He's on the verge of making the team's bullpen, having allowed only five hits in 8 1-3 scoreless innings...
Redick repeats on AP's first team; Bluff's Hansbrough on third team (03/28/06)
J.J. Redick of Duke and Adam Morrison of Gonzaga spent all season locked in a bicoastal scoring race. Fittingly, they ended it as the only unanimous selections for The Associated Press' All-America men's basketball team. Redick, the most prolific 3-point scorer in college history, was a repeat choice. He and Morrison were joined on the first team Monday by Redick's teammate Shelden Williams, Randy Foye of Villanova and Brandon Roy, Washington's first All-America in 53 years...
Former Cards reliever adds sock to Red Sox (03/28/06)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox are ready for the opening bell. One week before their first regular-season game, excitable reliever Julian Tavarez punched Tampa Bay outfielder Joey Gathright lightly in the jaw Monday during a play at home plate Monday, the latest flareup between the teams...
Blues' skid hits seven games (03/28/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Yzerman scored his 690th goal to tie Mario Lemieux for eighth place on the career list and help the NHL-leading Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Monday night. The 40-year-old Yzerman scored midway through the second period off a scrum that started with Niklas Kronwall's shot from the slot. ...
Local music man heads to Europe (03/28/06)
Looking at Augustus Davis, you can tell he's a guy who loves having fun. The 27-year-old, six-foot-tall man lights up any room he walks into. This summer, Davis will not only light up rooms, he'll light up many countries as he tours with one of six performing groups around the world with the Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp, in the Manistee National Forest in Michigan's western lower peninsula...
Learning briefs 3/28/06 (03/28/06)
Central orchestra members to tour Europe; Agriculture group offers scholarship applications; Middle school student a winnner in story contest; HONORS LISTS; HONORS AND AWARDS; SCHOLARSHIPS
Town finds fun in chilling out (03/28/06)
Some towns go to great lengths to find a reason to party. Take the mountain town of Nederland, Colo. It annually holds a festival known as "Frozen Dead Guy Days." For three days, spectators celebrate with a hearse parade, a frozen pond dive, frozen T-shirt contest, coffin races and a Grandpa Bredo Morstoel look-a-like contest...
Why we should keep 'under God' in the pledge (03/28/06)
Note: Holly Hoernig is an eighth-grader at Kelly Middle School. This essay was part of an assignment in the school's social studies class. The amendments being debated here are Amendments I and II. Amendment I says that people have freedom of speech and can say whatever they please without ruining someone's reputation. Amendment II says that we all can have freedom of religion. So we can go to any church we want, or no church at all...
Weight just a minute (03/28/06)
There comes a time in every young man's life when he must decide whether taking supplements will really enhance his physique in such a way that women will turn their heads Exorcist-style just to catch a glimpse of his steroid-induced buttocks. And it seems as though my friends have hit that vanity-crazed point in their lives where nothing is more important than having the body fat count equivalent of a piece of dental floss...
Documentary features late Dana Reeve (03/28/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dana Reeve would be alive only about three more months when she taped an introduction to the two-hour PBS documentary "The New Medicine." The widow of paralyzed "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve was battling lung cancer diagnosed last summer, but was upbeat that late November day of the taping...
Cedric Tibbs (03/28/06)
Cedric Tibbs, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 24, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill.
Glen Hupp (03/28/06)
Glen Hupp, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Logsdon (03/28/06)
John R. Logsdon, 55, of Festus, Mo., died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at his home. He was born April 29, 1950, in St. Louis, son of Robert and Helen Underwood Moore. Logsdon was maintenance director at Fes- tus Housing Authority. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Festus...
Lucas Lemons (03/28/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lucas D. Lemons, 25, of Marble Hill died Friday, March 24, 2006, in Marble Hill. He was born July 30, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harold and Barbara Hughes Lemons. Lemons was a 1998 graduate of Zalma High School at Zalma, Mo. He was shop foreman at Lemons Coin Machines in Cape Girardeau, and a member of Zalma Masonic Lodge 545 AF&AM...
Ameda Jackson (03/28/06)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Ameda Jackson, 95, of Villa Ridge, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre, Mo. She was born Sept. 5, 1910, in America, Ill., daughter of Rudolph and Carolyn Studer Schnaare. She married Glen Jackson, who died April 2, 1971...
Gary Sparks (03/28/06)
Gary E. Sparks, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1950, in the state of Arkansas, son of Leo and Lena Dewrock Sparks. He and Mary Rains were married April 10, 1999, in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary Sparks Jr. ...
Leo Carroll (03/28/06)
Leo L. Carroll, 83, of Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at The Manor Nursing Home in Peoria. He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Scott City, son of Lee Cox and Viola Ann Tucker Carroll. He and Edna Mae Graham were married Jan. 22, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. She died April 21, 2000...
Stephen Clark (03/28/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Stephen Gary Clark, 57, of Zeigler, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Colonial Manor in Zeigler. He was born March 24, 1948, in Zeigler, son of James E. and Elma J. Webb Clark. Survivors include a sister, Faye Capps of Mount Vernon, Ill.; two brothers, John Clark of Mount Vernon and Dean Clark of Harrison, Mich...
Mildred Payne (03/28/06)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Mildred Marie Payne, 83, of Dexter died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. She was born Nov. 7, 1922, in Gibson, Mo., daughter of James and Fannie Cashion Stafford. She and Eldon Perry Payne were married June 21, 1941, at Campbell, Mo. He died Jan. 4, 1998...
Cape/Jackson police reports 3/28/06 (03/28/06)
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Out of the past 3/28/06 (03/28/06)
25 years ago: March 28, 1981 Helen D. Bedford, a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Art Department 48 years, died yesterday at her home in Cape Girardeau at age 76; Bedford began her career at the university in 1925, when the art department consisted of four walls, wobbly chairs and tables and drawing desks in a corner of the Art and Home Economics Building, then known as the Agriculture Building...
Getting into Harvard: Two cheers for American higher education (03/28/06)
The Wall Street Journal This is the time of year when colleges and universities decide on the Class of 2010. It's also when students and parents are in full-throated gripe about the admissions lottery, the opaque system by which high school seniors are accepted or rejected...
Iraq's future (03/28/06)
Memories of the first Iraq war, when George H.W. Bush was president, may have stoked false hope for the second war initiated by his son, the current President Bush. The first war, which liberated Kuwait from an Iraqi invasion, lasted a short while, and U.S. casualties were moderate, thanks to precision bombing and a Iraqi army that pretty much turned heel when the combat intensified...
No censure would set bad precedent (03/28/06)
To the editor: U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is correct in his bid to censure President Bush for illegal wiretapping. The U.S. Constitution ensures that no one, not even the president, is above the law. If Congress does not support Feingold's bid for censure, it will be setting a precedent for future presidents and government officials to circumvent the law for their own purposes...
Speak Out 3/28/06 (03/28/06)
Shhh! It's a secret; Religious freedom; Great work; Distracting apparel; Jail cooking; Tough on litter; Need buses, not taxis; Illusionary finish; Take it like an adult; Protect the forests; Sneaky deal
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