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Federal help for storm victims available until mid-May (04/01/06)
People seeking help to recover from the severe storms and tornados that struck Missouri last month have until mid-May to make their claims, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday. The federal help, available in 36 counties, helps cover emergency shelter needs and provides low-interest loans to help pay for damage that isn't covered by insurance, said Butch DuCote, a FEMA public information officer...
Cardinals schedule 2006 (04/01/06)
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Former DeLay aide pleads guilty in fraud probe (04/01/06)
WASHINGTON -- The most ominous note struck by a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay in his agreement to plead guilty Friday was not about what he confessed but what hasn't yet been said in court. Calling his detailed, nine-page account of his crimes a summary, Tony Rudy said, "It does not include all of the facts known to me concerning criminal activity in which I or others engaged." Rudy admitted that he conspired with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and others to corrupt public officials.. ...
Rebuilding a dream house (04/01/06)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Allen Rodewald is no stranger to natural disasters. The flood of 1993 destroyed his family's home near McBride, Mo. Three weeks ago, a tornado ripped through a rural section of St. Mary along U.S. 61 and again, his home was destroyed...
School board candidates (04/01/06)
School board candidates Charles Bertrand Incumbent -- Elected last year to one-year term, seeking three-year term Age: 60 Spouse: Lisa Children: One adult son, three adult daughters. Education: Bachelor's degree in secondary education, master's degree in education administration from Southeast Missouri State University, superintendent certification from the University of Texas-Tyler...
Senate leader 'flat-out forgot' Southeast in bill (04/01/06)
The chairman of the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee says he simply forgot to include the River Campus project in a list of college construction projects that he proposed to fund with money from the sale of student loans. "I put the bill together. I screwed up and didn't put it in," said state Sen. Chuck Gross, R-St. Charles. "I just flat-out forgot."...
Bloomfield Road construction set to begin Monday (04/01/06)
Construction is set to begin Monday on the first phase of the Bloomfield Road project. The project will close stretches of Bloomfield until July 1. The first phase of construction work will close the portion of Bloomfield between Siemers Drive and Ramsey Creek Bridge. City crews have laid extra gravel on a pre-existing utility road leading from Shawnee Parkway to the Stonebridge subdivision to serve as a local detour for the mostly elderly residents of the subdivision...
Springfield man pulled over in Jackson charged with possession (04/01/06)
A 33-year-old man caught earlier this week with various drugs during a traffic stop in Jackson was charged with possession. Robert T. Davisson, of a last known address in Springfield, Mo., was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle without a license, all misdemeanors...
Author to discuss book about Lewis and Clark translator at Red House (04/01/06)
When the Lewis and Clark expedition set out to explore the American west over 200 years ago, the land, though net yet seen by whites, already had a native population that had called the territory home for years. And to complete their mission, the now-famous explorers needed to work closely with those native people. Without the presence of George Drouillard on that long excursion, history could have easily turned out differently...
Partnership for Prescription Assistance bus visits Cape (04/01/06)
A big orange bus pulled into the parking lot of the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau Tuesday with the promise of assistance for those having trouble paying prescription drug bills. The bus is a promotional tool used by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance to help patients get better access to medications...
Cape church to hold voter registration drive (04/01/06)
Second Missionary Baptist Church at 835 Beaudean Lane in Cape Girardeau will sponsor a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The Rev. Cecil B. Thomas Jr. said the event is intended to heighten awareness of civic obligations and give people a chance to register for upcoming elections. Transportation will be available for those with special needs. For more information, contact Thomas at 335-1915...
Local murder case to be featured on 'Forensic Files' (04/01/06)
On Wednesday Cape Girardeau area law enforcement will get some international exposure. A 16-year-old local murder case will be the focus of this week's episode of CourtTV's "Forensic Files," airing at 8 p.m. The episode, titled "Bump in the Night," will profile the William Lowes murder. Lowes was bludgeoned to death with an ax handle by his former stepson, Bryan Crews, as he slept in his home in October 1990...
Ammonia theft leads to chase through 3 counties (04/01/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- What began as an anhydrous ammonia theft from an Advance agriculture store ended in a police chase through three counties with speeds over 100 mph. Two people were arrested Thursday night and a third was being sought Friday in connection to the theft and subsequent chase, according to Advance police chief Donnie Bohnsack...
Fredericktown man pleads guilty to child molestation (04/01/06)
A Fredericktown, Mo., man pleaded guilty Friday to molesting a child, claiming he was under the influence of cocaine at the time. Following the plea, Circuit Court Judge William Syler sentenced William C. Braddy, 42, to 10 years in prison for one count of child molestation...
Cape Evening Optimist Club dedicates pavilion at Arena Park (04/01/06)
The Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Club dedicated a picnic pavilion at Arena Park on Friday. The pavilion, which is valued at $35,000, was constructed by the parks and recreation department with materials donated by the club. The pavilion is the second of its kind donated by the Optimists. It is dedicated to longtime member Gene Kasten and will have a plaque and a picture of the man who has been a 30-year club member...
Agency estimates storms caused $300 million in damage (04/01/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Severe storms that killed 10 people and damaged more than 3,200 homes in mid-March caused almost $300 million in damage, according to estimates from the Missouri Department of Insurance. A spokesman for the department said the 25 insurance companies with the most clients in the state were asked to estimate their insured losses from a weekend in which dozens of tornadoes touched down throughout Missouri. ...
FBI reopens cold case of stolen Rockwell painting (04/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A Norman Rockwell painting that was stolen more than 30 years ago was sold in 1988, and federal officials now are trying to find out who bought it. FBI officials said Thursday the agency's Art Crime Team, created in 2004, has several leads in the theft of Rockwell's "Russian Schoolroom," stolen in June 1973 from a suburban St. Louis exhibit and believed to be worth as much as $200,000 today...
Mentally retarded patient dies after swallowing a pen (04/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A 24-year-old patient at a state-run center for the mentally retarded died in November after swallowing a pen, state officials said this week. The man, who wasn't identified, was supposed to be under constant supervision at the Northwest Habilitation Center in St. Louis County...
Hospitals adjust to accommodate obese patients (04/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Going to the hospital is rarely fun. If you weigh over 300 pounds like Beth Henk, it can be embarrassing. "I've flipped an exam table -- I sat on the end of it and it just flipped up," said Henk, whose weight peaked at 745. When her son was born three years ago, "I had to sit in the hospital bed the whole time -- the hospital's rocker wouldn't fit my butt."...
Storms sweep parts of the Midwest (04/01/06)
A line of thunderstorms and tornadoes tore up homes, knocked down power lines and injured several people as it moved across the Midwest. The storms pelted towns with golfball-sized hail and damaged property in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska late Thursday, authorities said...
Oil may go back to $70 a barrel during summer (04/01/06)
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices appear headed back toward $70 a barrel, analysts say, a level not seen since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and sporadic shortages sent gasoline at the pump above $3 a gallon nationwide. While last summer's price spike triggered outrage in Congress and hurt sport utility vehicle sales, it caused only a hiccup in motor-fuel consumption. And for now, with demand back on the rise, the economy seems capable of absorbing uncomfortably high prices...
9-11 victims' voices are remembered, if not heard (04/01/06)
NEW YORK -- The voices of the World Trade Center dead are never heard in edited 911 tapes released Friday. Their panicked, labored breathing instead expressed their anguish more chillingly than any words. They dialed frantically from the upper floors of the twin 110-story towers before the buildings collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly all the callers were doomed; only one of 28 subsequently identified made it out safely...
Ameren to use old standards at Lake of the Ozarks (04/01/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- AmerenUE said Friday that it is immediately returning to its old standards in evaluating docks at Lake of the Ozarks. As part of its license renewal plan to run Bagnell Dam filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, AmerenUE had proposed creating "impact minimization zones" along some lake property -- affecting about 200 of the lake's total of 1,100 miles of shoreline. ...
Editor- Freed reporter Carroll will begin journey home soon (04/01/06)
NEW YORK -- American journalist Jill Carroll, released by her Iraqi captors after 82 days, will begin her journey home soon, her editor at The Christian Science Monitor said Friday. The 28-year-old reporter is "emotionally fragile" but doing well after her Thursday release, said Richard Bergenheim, editor of the Boston-based newspaper...
Business digest 04/01/06 (04/01/06)
Delphi Corp. unveils restructuring plan DETROIT -- Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. unveiled a broad restructuring plan on Friday that would cut 8,500 salaried jobs, shut or sell a third of its plants worldwide and asks a bankruptcy court judge to void its labor agreements in a move that sent a shudder through the auto industry. ...
Three strong earthquakes kill at least 70, injure 1,200 in western Iran (04/01/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Earthquakes and aftershocks rattled western Iran one after another, flattening villages and sending frightened homeowners into the streets. By Friday morning 70 people were dead, 1,200 wounded, and thousands homeless. The death toll would have been much higher, residents said, but police told townspeople to sleep outside after a 4.7-magnitude quake struck Thursday evening...
Iran claims successful test-firing of missile able to avoid radar (04/01/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's military said Friday it successfully test-fired a missile not detectable by radar that can use multiple warheads to hit several targets simultaneously, a development that raised concerns in the United States and Israel. The Fajr-3, which means "victory" in Farsi, can reach Israel and U.S. ...
Notre Dame girls win dual meet; Oran baseball remains unbeaten (04/01/06)
Notre Dame freshman swimmer Brittany Menz made her fifth state cut of the season in the 100 free Friday, as the Bulldogs won a dual meet at Principia 109-76. Menz won the event in 55.98 seconds. So far Menz has made the state cut in the 100 free, 200 IM, 200 free, 50 free and 500 free...
Central swimmers to host 13-team meet (04/01/06)
The best that Southeast Missouri girls swimming has to offer will compete against a quartet of Springfield and St. Louis-area squads today when the annual City of Roses Invitational gets under way at Central Municipal Pool. Diving will begin at 9 a.m., with swimming events set to start at 1 p.m...
Football team will scrimmage today at Houck Stadium (04/01/06)
The Southeast Missouri State football team, nearing the end of spring drills, will hold what first-year coach Tony Samuel terms a "major scrimmage" at noon today at Houck Stadium. Samuel said he is pleased with the way the Redhawks have been receptive to the new techniques and practice habits, and how they have been willing to do what the new coaching staff has asked...
Redhawks hope to take flight after big victory (04/01/06)
Southeast Missouri State picked up the kind of win Wednesday night that the Redhawks hope will jump-start their season. They'll begin to find out if that is the case this weekend. The Redhawks, coming off their stirring 3-2 home triumph over Big 12 Conference leader Missouri that broke a seven-game losing streak, resume Ohio Valley Conference play against visiting Murray State...
Pujols hits three HRs in win over Mets (04/01/06)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Albert Pujols homered three times, connecting once off Pedro Martinez and twice against Victor Zambrano in the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-6 win over the New York Mets on Friday. Pujols hit a two-run homer against Martinez in the third and solo drives in the fifth and seventh innings...
Ochoa keeps four-shot advantage over Wie (04/01/06)
Lorena Ochoa shot a 1-under 71 to maintain a four-shot lead over Michelle Wie on Friday after the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Ochoa and Wie, who also shot a 71, both grinded over every shot on a cool, blustery afternoon in the desert. Coming off a 62 in the first round, which tied the lowest score ever in a major, Ochoa twice scrambled for par and pieced together enough birdies for finish at 11-under 133...
Blues suffer ninth consecutive loss (04/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Nash scored twice and backup goalie Pascal Leclaire had a strong game, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-2 Friday night. The Blues lost their ninth in a row despite a 30-20 shots advantage, a day after losing captain Dallas Drake for the season. They've also lost goalie Curtis Sanford and defenseman Barret Jackman to season-ending injuries this month, and have been outscored 39-15 during the skid since beating the Blue Jackets on March 13...
Blending in new pieces (04/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Spring training began with infield concerns for the St. Louis Cardinals, and ended that way, too. Just at a different position. Third baseman Scott Rolen, coming off a pair of operations to his left shoulder that limited him to about a half-season, appears ready to resume his role as one of the team's offensive weapons. That was the big question mark in mid-February...
Determined Patriots leave tourist garb at home (04/01/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Before the madness began, before the world came calling to their campus, hardly anyone outside of Fairfax, Va., knew anything about George Mason's Patriots. Let's just say their fan base has expanded -- by millions. They are now America's team, ball-playing Patriots with a purpose...
Sports briefs 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
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Religion briefs 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
Local churches offer Easter services, events; Little Whitewater Church holds revival ; Perry County Lutheran chorale debuts April 12; Today; Sunday; Saturday
Healing a century-old split (04/01/06)
TULSA, Okla. -- The turning point for Jeff Walling came two decades ago at a church youth conference. Sitting with arms folded, he listened to 3,000 teenagers singing and praising God with a guitar accompaniment -- and felt ashamed. Walling, the son of a Churches of Christ preacher, had adamantly held to his group's teaching that using instrumental music in worship was wrong. But as he heard the youths worship, he began having doubts...
Former church organist to perform piano recital (04/01/06)
All kinds of birds will fill St. Andrew Lutheran Church on Sunday. Not live ones, but in the form of a musical tribute to feathered flocks everywhere by former church organist Dr. Janet Bass Smith. Smith's solo piano recital "All Kinds of Birds" will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. The recital combines visual stimuli -- photographs of birds -- with music...
Daily bread in southern Sudan (04/01/06)
Our team of Missouri missioners was kept busy 12 hours a day. For the other 12 hours, we were glad to return to our compound. This tall-grass enclosure with several mud-and-grass guest houses, a common room and service buildings, came to be home. Rick, the carpenter promoted to master builder, was my roommate. The extreme dryness that was a curse by day was a blessing by night. We did not have mosquitoes (malaria delivery systems), so we soon threw off the stifling bed nets...
Giving someone a dream (04/01/06)
Is it possible to give someone a dream? Or must people possess their own dreams? Watching a movie recently caused me to ponder the question. The movie involved the Merrick family, who encountered deep-seated problems. The mother and father were fighting and, consequently, there was little happiness in the home. ...
Most viewers say control of TV content up to them (04/01/06)
LOS ANGELES -- An overwhelming majority of voters believe that viewers and not the government should make decisions about what is appropriate to watch on television, according to a poll conducted for the group TV Watch. A phone survey of 501 registered voters found that 82 percent said they would prefer to see individuals exercise personal choice over what they see on TV, with 12 percent favoring government regulation, TV Watch said...
Lorene Manestar (04/01/06)
Lorene Manestar, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 31, 2006, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis...
Everett Johnson (04/01/06)
Everett G. Johnson, 85, of Gordonville died Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Rockwell (04/01/06)
Mildred M. Rockwell, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1911, in St. Louis, daughter of Albert and Estelle Dora Hanselman Riedesel. She and Clarence A. Rockwell were married Oct. 22, 1949, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death...
Bob Hale (04/01/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Bob Hale, 70, of Thebes died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmy Monahan officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery...
James Lynch (04/01/06)
James Edward "Ed" Lynch, 47, formerly of Jackson passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006, at his home in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born Feb. 21, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jim and Pat Castleman Lynch. He and Pam Sneed were married Oct. 13, 1979, in Jackson...
Arthur Docken (04/01/06)
Arthur W. Docken, 81, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Edina, Minn., son of Arthur Hunter and Lila Annie Winter Docken. He and Dale Marie Coverdell were married Nov. 23, 1960, in Pasadena, Calif. She survives...
Vera Wilson (04/01/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Vera M. Wilson, 87, of Thebes died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 10, 1918, at New Port, Ark., daughter of Richard and Alice Eva Ragsdale Turbutt. She married Daniel Franklin Wilson, who died Dec. 30, 1985...
Births 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
Bertrand; Weinkein; Nunley; Abraham; Davidson; Puls; Matthews; Newson; Hoxworth; Naeger; Ledure; Quigley; Niswonger; McCormick; Barlow; Hinkle; Mahathath
Police reports 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
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Fire reports 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
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Out of the past 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
25 years ago: April 1, 1981 Despite its observation that the Cape Girardeau Police Department has made "substantial improvement in such areas as organization, training and performance," a report summarizing a probe into the department also pointed to a number of problem areas; copies of a 200-plus page final report from the Public Administration Service of Chicago were delivered yesterday and distributed among the city council and the press at the council's study session that evening...
Encouraging artists (04/01/06)
The top high school artists in Missouri's 8th Congressional District were honored last week in Cape Girardeau. The 11 finalists included Cape Girardeau Central High School senior Karen Broemmelsick and junior Ryan Hammond. A white charcoal drawing of a pianist's hands by Dexter High School junior Kyla Clark won Best of Show. Work by Clark and all the other top winners from throughout the United States will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year...
Religious majority pushes resolution (04/01/06)
To the editor: Regarding House Concurrent Resolution 13 in the Missouri Legislature: Enough is enough. This is an election-year stunt designed to show the religious correctness of certain politicians. It misstates the historical record, appears to be unconstitutional and calls on Missourians to take a giant step backward from a free and open society...
Impatient motorists headed for trouble (04/01/06)
To the editor: To the person who was too impatient to obey the law while going west on Cape Rock Drive Monday morning: I am so sorry I was driving the speed limit. This caused you to pass me in a no-passing zone and then crawling about 15 mph in front of me and finally slamming on your brakes...
Animal-abuse trial will be watched (04/01/06)
To the editor: Some readers might have missed the small article concerning the felony animal-abuse case of Eric L. Ford of Cape Girardeau. In a second change of venue, he is scheduled for trial in New Madrid County on April 13. So many of us want to see animal abuse stopped. We sincerely ask the prosecutor and Circuit Judge Fred Copeland to take this case seriously. Full justice could be a victory for Southeast Missouri. Concerned people will watch this trial with great interest...
Whitey raises funds for Jackson field (04/01/06)
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the news media for their coverage of Whitey Herzog's visit to Westfield Shopping Center on March 25. People from all over Southeast Missouri came to purchase Whitey's bobble heads. The people seem to enjoy meeting Whitey, and he certainly enjoyed meeting them...
Speak Out 4/1/06 (04/01/06)
Let them work; Celebrity know-it-alls; Iraq's civil strife; Need better camera; Start small
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