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Stories from Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Downtown merchants rehabilitate facades (03/29/06)
Facade work on a building can be like opening a present, except instead of wrapping paper, there is drywall and metal to contend with. Professor Steve Hoffman of Old Town Cape said removing excess layers can be a nail-biting experience. "It's tremendously exciting and it's often terrifying," he said. "I knew of one example in another city where they took off the layers and it was just the studs back there. Nobody planned on that."...
Cousins file in Cape County presiding commissioner race (03/29/06)
Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones plans on retiring after his next term in office. But if either of a pair of cousins who filed for his job Tuesday is successful, he'll be retiring early. Victor Farrow of Egypt Mills, business agent for Teamsters Local 600, filed as a Democrat for Jones' job less than an hour before filing for county offices ended Tuesday. Earlier in the day, his cousin, Tom Farrow, filed against Jones on the Republican ticket...
Election 2006 (03/29/06)
State races Salary: $162,100 Incumbent: Jo Ann Emerson Democrats filed: Veronica J. Hambacker of Salem; Gene Curtis of Matthews; E. Earl Durnell of Cabool Republicans filed: Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau Libertarians filed: Branden C. McCullough of Cape Girardeau...
Teaching maneuvers (03/29/06)
With quick mouse clicks, college students "bombed" London earlier this month as they fought to take over the world in a high-tech classroom where laptop computers and a World War II computer simulation game are tools for learning. A classroom filled with electronic gadgetry makes sense to today's college students, said Southeast Missouri State University associate professor Dr. Steven Hoffman. Most of the students have grown up with computers, iPods and other devices...
Cairo city employees will not have health insurance suspended (03/29/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- City employees won a reprieve Tuesday when the town's health insurance carrier announced it would not suspend coverage because of an unpaid premium bill from 2004. The announcement came after five members of the Cairo City Council walked out in anger over Mayor Paul Farris' refusal to issue them paychecks...
Men charged with spray painting Pike lodge nearly done with service (03/29/06)
The attorney for eight men charged with spray painting a rival fraternity's lodge said Tuesday the defendants were nearing completion of community service required by Southeast Missouri State University and their fraternity. The men are accused of spray painting a room in the Pi Kappa Alpha lodge Oct. 24 in retaliation for those members stealing a goat from Sigma Chi, of which most defendants are members...
Region briefs 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
Two Jackson residents arrested on drug charge Two Jackson residents were charged this week with having drugs and drug paraphernalia in their home. On March 17, Jackson police conducted a search at 306 N. Neal St., the home of Thad C. Schwepker, 33, and Trena Acord, 30, according to a probable cause statement. ...
Five new Cape school district committees meet for first time (03/29/06)
Five newly appointed Cape Girardeau School District committees convened for the first time Tuesday night to start crafting recommendations to address five major issues: At-risk students, parental involvement, facilities and finance, school climate and student achievement...
Man sentenced to 120 days in jail for meth production (03/29/06)
A man who admitted to producing methamphetamine in a Cape Girardeau self-storage facility was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in prison. Associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen handed down the sentence to Charles R. Clark, 51, of 2702 Quince St. In January, Clark pleaded guilty to felony manufacturing a controlled substance...
Man acquitted of cocaine charges (03/29/06)
A 29-year-old man with a history of felony convictions was acquitted Tuesday of charges that he sold drugs near a school. The six-man, six-woman jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Charles E. Jones III innocent of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. If convicted, he could have faced up to life imprisonment for the class A felony...
Club news 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
New Salem UMW; Alpha Mu Master; Nancy Hunter Chapter; St. Mary CCW; Progressive Club; Oak Ridge FCE; Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club; Xi Nu Phi of Beta Sigma Phi
Bill would require booster seats up to age 8 (03/29/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One mother thinks requiring older children to ride in booster seats is an intrusion and an inconvenience for parents. Another wishes such a law had been in place the day her child died in a car crash. Missouri lawmakers are weighing that conflict as they consider requiring booster seats for children up to 8 years old -- twice the age cited in current law, which requires children to be in safety seats until they turn 4, when they must wear seat belts...
Stem cell ballot language upheld (03/29/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's ruling upholding the language of a ballot proposal to protect stem cell research. Opponents of the proposed amendment argue the language could lead voters to be deceived into approving human cloning for research purposes...
Bush chief of staff resigns (03/29/06)
WASHINGTON -- Andy Card was tugged in two directions. He wanted to notch the record as the longest-serving White House chief of staff. But Card, always the loyal lieutenant, wanted to do what's best for President Bush. And that meant quitting. Republicans were clamoring for a White House shake-up after the failed nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina, the collapse of a deal to allow an Arab company to manage U.S. ...
Fed resumes rate-raising campaign (03/29/06)
WASHINGTON -- Ben Bernanke, sticking with the Federal Reserve's playbook in his first meeting as chairman, boosted borrowing costs to a five-year high and hinted that an additional interest rate increase could be in store. Wrapping up a two-day meeting Tuesday, Bernanke and his Fed colleagues struck a mostly positive tone, saying the economy "rebounded strongly" in the January-to-March quarter from an end-of-year lull. ...
World briefs 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
Masked gunmen storm Baghdad businesses BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Masked gunmen, many in military uniform, stormed into a currency exchange and two electronic stores in broad daylight Tuesday, kidnapping 24 Iraqis and making off with tens of thousands of dollars. ...
French take to streets over new jobs law (03/29/06)
PARIS -- In the hundreds of thousands they marched, the latest generation of French street protesters, some with "Non" painted on their faces and bearing red union flags and banners. But in parliament, away from the angry hubbub rising up from cities and towns across the country Tuesday, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin stood firm -- there would be no backing away from a law making it easier to fire young workers...
Sharon protege claims victory in Israeli election (03/29/06)
JERUSALEM -- A giant portrait of Ariel Sharon towered over the stage as his protege, Ehud Olmert, declared victory in Israel's elections. The symbolism was fitting, since the prime minister's aura hung over the entire campaign. Olmert, who promised he would follow in his mentor's footsteps, began his speech with a nod toward Hadassah Hospital, where Sharon was lying in a coma after a devastating stroke in January...
Tigers ace Jackson test (03/29/06)
Central's bats remained hot on Tuesday, as the visiting Tigers routed rival Jackson 9-0 in a SEMO Conference battle. The Tigers had 14 hits, which followed a 13-hit performance against Poplar Bluff on Saturday in a 13-4 win. Central improved to 3-1 overall, and 3-1 in conference play...
Bogan, Smith lead all-state honorees (03/29/06)
The accolades continued to roll in for the area's three state final four basketball teams. Players from the Bell City and Advance boys basketball teams and Delta's girls team all garnered all-state recognition in the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters all-state team, which was released today...
Oak Ridge's Hahs hurls no-hitter (03/29/06)
The Blue Jays defeated Zalma 7-0 for their first victory of the season. Austin Hahs pitched a no-hitter, and Oak Ridge picked up its first victory with a 7-0 home triumph Tuesday against Zalma. Hahs allowed just two walks and struck out 14 batters over seven innings...
Jackson claims first win against Central (03/29/06)
The Jackson girls soccer team suffered three losses in a St. Louis area tournament over the weekend, but the Indians showed no ill effects on Tuesday in a 3-0 win over visiting Central. Jackson (1-3) dominated play from start to finish, and appeared crisp in all aspects of the game...
Redhawks suffer 7-0 OVC loss (03/29/06)
Defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Tennessee-Martin pinned a 7-0 defeat on visiting Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday afternoon. The loss dropped the Redhawks to 8-8 overall and 1-3 in the OVC. "We've played the cream of the OVC the first week and a half," Southeast coach Jay Pacelli said. "We're still real optimistic we'll get into the conference tournament. We're looking to take a couple of victories this weekend."...
'Hawks will try to locate offense vs. MU (03/29/06)
Southeast Missouri State's struggling Redhawks hope to rekindle some of the magic from last year's home game against the University of Missouri. In that early April contest, the Redhawks -- also slumping at the time -- stunned the nationally ranked Tigers 8-5 on senior Ernie Bracamonte's three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning...
Capaha's new press box fittingly took teamwork (03/29/06)
Jess Bolen reluctantly grabbed the large wooden scissors to cut the ribbon Tuesday in the Capaha Field's new press box. "A lot of people had a lot to do with this," Bolen said after the ceremony. His Capaha Field Improvement Committee worked with Southeast Missouri State University, the Cape Parks and Recreation Department, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and other entities on the project, which resulted in a 740-square-foot building valued at roughly $130,000...
MU inserts 'loyal employee' clauses in Anderson's contract (03/29/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- New Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson will earn a minimum of $850,000 annually over the next five years -- as long as he "agrees to be a loyal employee" and doesn't bad-mouth the school. Those clauses are just some of the conduct requirements spelled out in the 22-page employment contract, which was signed Monday and released to The Associated Press on Tuesday through the state's public records laws...
Sampson to go from Sooners to Hoosiers (03/29/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana will hire Kelvin Sampson as its next basketball coach, delivering him from an Oklahoma team under investigation for possible recruiting violations to lead one of the most prestigious programs in the country...
Cubs place Prior, Wood on DL; Grissom retires (03/29/06)
Cubs pitchers Mark Prior and Kerry Wood went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Neither move came as a surprise, as both have been rehabbing from injuries. Prior, who has not pitched in a spring training game, has a strained muscle in the right shoulder. Wood had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this month to repair a minor cartilage tear...
Duke, N. Carolina reach Final Four in Boston (03/29/06)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Alison Bales and Duke survived the NCAA tournament's toughest stop along the road to the Final Four. Bales dominated inside with 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the top-seeded Blue Devils to their fourth Final Four with a 63-61 overtime win Tuesday night over Connecticut in the Bridgeport Regional final...
OU's Paris is first frosh to make AP All-America (03/29/06)
In her first college game, Courtney Paris broke loose for 24 points and 10 rebounds -- in only 20 minutes. As it turned out, she was just getting warmed up. Four months and 33 double-doubles later, the Oklahoma center has become the first freshman selected for The Associated Press All-America team in women's basketball...
Suppan throws five strong innings in 3-2 loss to O's (03/29/06)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It was a good day for Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan, even if St. Louis Cardinals ended up losing 3-2 to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday in exhibition play. In his fifth start this spring, Suppan allowed one run and five hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked none. He left the game with a 2-1 lead...
Primed for partying (03/29/06)
Steve bought his dream home two years ago -- a spacious 1960s ranch-style house that is perfect for entertaining. Steve, you see, is a professional merrymaker; not only does he plan parties for a living but also loves planning home soirees for his friends and family...
A tribute to Orwell (03/29/06)
If readers will indulge me, I'd like to recount the story of a well-known man. Someone whose image has been remembered even as his example is almost always forgotten. If you can, picture a man in his early thirties. A man who, though fairly young in years, is maybe even younger in experience. ...
Finding variety in salmon salad, cauliflower soups (03/29/06)
I have a nice variety of recipes to pass along to you today, including a couple of cream of cauliflower soup recipes that I have been looking for. A friend from Jackson sent them to me to try. I hope you enjoy all of the recipes today, and be sure to reply to the request at the end of this column...
Ex-Village People cop may stay at the J-A-I-L (03/29/06)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Victor Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s disco band the Village People, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drug possession and giving false identification to a police officer. His arrest Sunday ended a five-month search for the former hitmaker...
Myrtle Bassett (03/29/06)
Myrtle Virgie Bassett, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 27, 2006, at her home. She was born May 8, 1912, in Lutes, Tenn., daughter of Harvey Clarence and Minnie Florence Reautheford Berry. She and Norman Bassett were married Oct. 2, 1932, in Caraway, Ark. He died Nov. 7, 1979...
Hiram Roach (03/29/06)
Hiram Daniel Roach, 77, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his home. He was born May 23, 1928, in Grand Chain, Ill., son of Daniel C. and Ruth Lewis Roach. He and Joan Brandon Kreher were married March 6, 1993. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force Aug. 20, 1948. He retired from the military Aug. 31, 1966...
Monte Ariola (03/29/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Monte Rey Ariola, 84, of West Plains, Mo., died Monday, March 27, 2006, at West Vue Nursing Home in West Plains. He was born April 25, 1921, in Clay County, Ark., son of Monte Zuma and Georgia R. Vines Ariola. He and Evelyn Martha McDonald were married March 15, 1942. She died Nov. 18, 1989...
Carl Morrill (03/29/06)
Carl Clinton Morrill, 63, of Big Sandy, Texas, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in a hospital in Tyler, Texas. He was born Jan. 22, 1943, at Elmo, Mo., son of Walter and Mildred Davis Morrill. Morrill worked 25 years at Tyler Pipe Industries. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Susie Taylor (03/29/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Susie P. Taylor, 92, of Cairo died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Daystar Care Center. She was born March 11, 1914, in Tullahoma, Tenn., daughter of Noonan and Lillie Edwards Bagby. Taylor was employed more than 20 years at the former St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church...
Darrell Dow (03/29/06)
Darrell W. Dow, 60, of Oakville, Mo., died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Jefferson Barracks Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harvey and Mary Taylor Dow Sr. Dow worked at Bunny Bread in Cape Girardeau, moving to St. Louis about 20 years ago...
Carolyn Strong-Boston (03/29/06)
Carolyn Sue Strong-Boston, 57, of Jackson died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Park Cemetery at Chaffee, Mo...
Glen Hupp (03/29/06)
Glen Hupp, 72, of Cape died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Essex, Mo., son of the late Louis Alonzo and Elizabeth Smith Hupp. He and Dee Loya Hupp were married Dec. 12, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nev...
Births 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
Pope; Meyers; Senn
Cape/Jackson fire reports 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
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Out of the past 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
25 years ago: March 29, 1981 APPLE CREEK, Mo. -- A groundbreaking ceremony is held after the 9 a.m. Mass for a new St. Joseph Catholic School here; the new school will be 100 feet by 60 feet, with four classrooms, a kitchen and a cafeteria; it will be on the site of the old school, which was destroyed by fire in December 1979...
This and that: Doctor with roots here on 'Paula Zahn Now' (03/29/06)
Dr. Mark Stacy, formerly of Cape Girardeau and son of Jane Stacy, Southeast Missouri State University alumni director, was the featured doctor interviewed on an 11-minute segment of "Paula Zahn Now" on CNN last week. Dr. Stacy is a leading specialist in Parkinson's disease and is based at Duke University. ...
ACT or MAP? (03/29/06)
The Missouri Board of Education is playing with the idea of using a national college entrance exam like the ACT instead of the MAP tests currently in use. The ACT, already taken by 70 percent of high school students, is administered during the junior year...
Guard response process clarified (03/29/06)
To the editor: The Missouri National Guard is one of the largest organizations within the Department of Public Safety. The Guard has approximately 10,500 citizen-soldiers and airmen serving in 60 communities. The Guard has both a state and federal mission. Under Gov. Matt Blunt's direction, the Guard is constantly reviewing its homeland-security plans to better assist both the state and nation in the event of an emergency or disaster...
Midwifery bill includes safeguards (03/29/06)
To the editor: Recent letters from Dr. Thomas Kelley and Dr. Scot Pringle demonstrate a lack of knowledge about what is being proposed in Senate Bill 637, which seeks to decriminalize and then license certified professional midwives in Missouri. I have spent thousands of hours working on the midwifery bill and find it offensive that someone would write about the bill without getting the facts...
Speak Out 3/29/06 (03/29/06)
Writing tickets; The American Dream; We want buses; Biblical covenant; Party consistency; Stop thimerosal; The American way; Idea, then monster; Disaster preparation
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