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Stories from Sunday, April 2, 2006

Can dogs really smell cancer? (04/02/06)
In her Northfield neighborhood, Marlene Creech is known as the cocker spaniel lady. Cocker spaniels are featured in a painting above her fireplace. Cocker spaniel figurines are displayed throughout the living room. Cocker spaniel photographs hang on a wall in the hallway...
Prison focuses on education for teen inmates (04/02/06)
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- It could be a typical classroom. A teacher stands before a chalkboard instructing her students, who sit patiently at their small desks, raise their hands and never speak out of turn. The room's walls are plastered with inspirational quotes and mottos. Projects completed by students hang nearby. Textbooks pile high on the teacher's desk and shelves...
KRCU to discuss the upcoming Notre Dame musical 'Damn Yankees' (04/02/06)
Notre Dame Regional High School theater teacher Cindy King and students Blake Palmer, Caitlyn Vance and Adam Reinagel will discuss their production of "Damn Yankees" on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. The show will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's public radio affiliate station...
Two campaign veterans, one newcomer seek spot to challenge Emerson (04/02/06)
Democrats looking for someone formidable enough to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will choose between two candidates making their fourth campaigns and a retired teacher in her first bid for office. The winner of the Aug. 8 primary will face a foe who received 72 percent of the vote for the past two elections and started the election year with more than $300,000 in the bank...
World briefs 4/2/06 (04/02/06)
Iran quake rescue ends; victims fear new temblor...
Nation briefs 4/2/06 (04/02/06)
Strong storms leave one dead in North Dakota; Border volunteers kick off return engagement
Eagles celebrate renovation with open house (04/02/06)
The Eagles Aerie 3775 held an open house Saturday afternoon at its newly renovated 321 N. Spring St. address. The public open house continues today from noon to 3 p.m. "Our motto is people helping people," said secretary Bill Stoffel, who has filled various offices, including president, for more than one term. "We're a friendly nonprofit organization. We like people and having a good time."...
Archers release arrows, tension at championship (04/02/06)
PATTON, Mo. -- Breathe. Relax. Aim. Release. In the few seconds that Donna Holloway has her arrow aimed and her bow flexed, she tries to clear her mind of everything except the target. "The target is the only thing in the world," she said. "You can't think of anything else. You have to be patient and focused."...
Vote fraud sentence includes meditation (04/02/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A circuit judge in St. Louis has sentenced a woman who turned in voter registration cards in the name of dead local politicians to probation, community service and relaxation training using transcendental meditation. Michelle Robinson, 36, pleaded guilty Friday on charges of 13 violations of election law and of possession of crack cocaine and a crack pipe...
Former Mo. death row inmate released in plea agreement (04/02/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former death row inmate whose conviction was overturned in federal court was freed after pleading no contest to a reduced charge. Under the plea agreement, Leamon White was sentenced to the time he has already served. White, 55, was released Friday night from the Jackson County Jail. Earlier Friday, he pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action...
Centralia man turns recycling into an art form (04/02/06)
CENTRALIA, Mo. -- Larry Vennard recycles machinery from former 40-acre farms and creates steel sculptures of giant bugs, animals and extinct dinosaurs. Twelve years ago, Vennard said, a crisis hit the small farms around Centralia, and farmers sold off their old machinery...
New generation helps restore pictures of old Illinois city (04/02/06)
HOOPESTON, Ill. -- A precious part of a Hoopeston family's history could have been lost if one battered shoe box had crashed to the floor. But the box resided safely in an old white house next to the Hoopeston Public Library until last fall, when it landed in the hands of Lou Graham, the library director in this town about 50 miles northeast of Champaign...
Missouri woman going strong after 108 years (04/02/06)
LEBANON, Mo. -- In a cozy living room at Neighborhood Senior Residential Home, Ruby Gregory and Geneva Rayl faced each other, Rayl's silver hair reflected in Gregory's oversize glasses. Gregory slowly leaned forward in her chair until she was close enough to see Rayl smiling at her...
Officers make major PCP bust in southwest Mo. (04/02/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A state highway trooper who stopped a tractor-trailer at a weighing station helped officials make a major seizure of the hallucinogenic drug PCP, officials said Friday. The two people traveling in the rig had stopped for a routine inspection when the officer on duty noticed the driver had numerous violations and a suspended license...
Military-based program teaching mini Marines (04/02/06)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- The staff sergeant stood at the front of the room, affixed his best poker face and bellowed orders. "Engelbrecht, what did I tell you to do?" Staff Sgt. Kenny Pearson, 18, demanded of a boy who didn't appear to be following directions...
Remains found in World War II aircraft wreckage identified (04/02/06)
SUFFOLK, Va. -- Human remains found inside the wreckage of a World War II bomber in New Guinea have been identified as those of a Suffolk woman's brother, who disappeared more than 60 years ago. Fern Lord learned Thursday that DNA testing confirmed the bones belonged to her brother, Charles "Buddy" Feucht, who was just 24 when he vanished along with the rest of his nine-man crew on a stormy night in 1943...
Learning to give your full voice (04/02/06)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Garrett Gardner has spent the majority of his adult life hearing voices. "I've never been afraid on stage. I just talk what I know," he said. Getting clients to do the same, especially those uncomfortable with public speaking, is the goal of Gardner's company, Full Voice...
Woman spreading message on 'American walkabout' (04/02/06)
HAYS, Kan. -- Four months after walking out of Hays with the help of her assistance dog Justice, Phyllis Burdge has returned from her trek to Florida and other states. The former Hays woman, who uses her black Labrador retriever to counterbalance her as she walks, set off in late November with a mission to let people know that any life is worthwhile, no matter what challenges it brings...
In immigration debate, amnesty described as scarlet letter 'A' (04/02/06)
WASHINGTON -- In the debate over immigration, amnesty is an epithet, hurled by one side, dodged at all costs by the other. The scarlet letter "A," one congressman calls it. Which is why supporters of Senate legislation say they favor an "earned path to citizenship" for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Why an advocacy group calls itself the "Essential Worker Immigration Coalition."...
Smart sea lion vexes engineers (04/02/06)
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. -- A particularly crafty sea lion is befuddling the Army Corps of Engineers, who have come to believe the 1,000-pound mammal is either from hell -- or from Harvard. The sea lion and his ilk have been camping out at the base of the Bonneville Dam and munching chinook salmon trying to migrate up the Columbia River to spawn...
Colorado school bans flag waving following racial tensions (04/02/06)
The Associated Press LONGMONT, Colo. -- About 100 students protested a temporary school policy forbidding them from displaying the U.S. flag -- as well as flags from other countries. The move comes amid racial tensions following immigration rallies...
Thousands march in NYC against against new immigration laws (04/02/06)
NEW YORK -- Thousands of immigrants formed a line stretching more than a mile long Saturday as they marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, waving flags from more than a dozen countries as they demonstrated against possible immigration reform in Congress...
Former hostage Jill Carroll lands in Germany (04/02/06)
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Protected by the U.S. military and far from the country where she had been held hostage, Jill Carroll strongly disavowed statements she had made during captivity in Iraq and shortly after her release, saying Saturday she had been repeatedly threatened...
U.S. military chopper crashes (04/02/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed Saturday during a "combat air patrol" southwest of Baghdad, but the status of the crew was unknown, according to the American command. Meanwhile, pressure mounted on Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step aside as the Shiite bloc's nominee for a second term, with some fellow Shiites urging him to withdraw to break the deadlock over a new government amid increasing sectarian violence...
Pilgrims to mark anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death (04/02/06)
VATICAN CITY -- Between 100,000 and 150,000 pilgrims are expected in Rome to mark the first anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death. Some began arriving Saturday, praying by his tomb and preparing for an evening vigil today in St. Peter's Square to commemorate the exact moment of his passing...
Central girls place first at Murphysboro track meet (04/02/06)
The Central girls track team captured first place Saturday at the Murphysboro Invitational in Illinois. Central scored 120 points, followed by Cahokia (Ill.) with 99 and Salem (Ill.) with 76. Jackson finished fourth with 69 points. The Tigers won eight events, including individual winners Veronica Schabbing in the 3,200 meters, Brittany Moreland in the 1,600, Linnea Woldtvedt in the 800, Nicole Jackson in the 200, Brianna Egbuka in the shot put and Emma Porter in the pole vault...
Fast times highlight annual meet (04/02/06)
Central topped local teams in the City of Roses Invitational, finishing fifth among 13 teams in Saturday's fourth annual event at Central Municipal Pool, while Hannah Kinder set two meet records for the Tigers. Kinder, a junior, shared swimmer of the meet honors with Deanna Sorenson of Springfield, Mo., Glendale. Both swimmers broke two meet records...
Redhawks blank MSU in back-to-back games (04/02/06)
Until their offense comes around, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will have to win games by continuing to receive strong pitching and solid defense. That combination was good enough to spark a doubleheader sweep of visiting Murray State on Saturday afternoon...
Redhawks take their game indoors at Savvis, fall to SIUE (04/02/06)
ST. LOUIS -- It's been more than a year since Casey Kraft touched toe to turf on an indoor soccer surface. And the Southeast Missouri State sophomore would like to keep it that way. Kraft and her Southeast teammates faced Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in an exhibition match Saturday night at Savvis Center. Though it took the midfielder the majority of the first 30-minute half to get reacquainted with the turf and the boards, as well as the SIUE double teams, Craft turned it on late...
Redhawks pick up two wins vs. Eagles (04/02/06)
The rampaging Southeast Missouri State softball team picked up two more lopsided wins Saturday and remained in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference. Host Southeast swamped last-place Morehead State in a doubleheader, romping 8-0 and 9-1 with 12 hits in each game. Both contests were stopped in the bottom of the sixth inning by the eight-run mercy rule...
Southeast falls at Morehead State (04/02/06)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team suffered a narrow 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference loss to host Morehead State Saturday. Southeast (8-9, 1-4) and Morehead State (5-14, 3-3) split the six singles matches, but the Eagles captured the doubles point, which proved decisive...
Smith puts on show in 400 meters (04/02/06)
Miles Smith doesn't get a chance to compete at home very often, so he wanted to do something special. Running the fastest outdoor 400 meter time in the world so far this year no doubt qualifies. Smith, Southeast Missouri State's sensational junior, clocked 45.98 seconds Saturday to highlight the 25th annual Gatorade Classic at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex...
After being released, Haines lands with Phillies organization (04/02/06)
Talley Haines' professional baseball career took another detour Friday when the Central High School graduate was released by the St. Louis Cardinals' organization. But it didn't take Haines long to catch on with another team, as the right-handed reliever signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies the same day he was let go...
Fan Speak April2 (04/02/06)
Kudos to Bobcats CONGRATULATIONS, DELTA Bobcats on a third-place finish in Class 1 girls basketball. Your families and fans knew you could go far. 2007 could be good, too. ADD THE Southeast Missouri State baseball team to this year's list of sports disasters. ...
Blues losing streak grows to 10 straight (04/02/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tomas Vokoun made 35 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Saturday night, handing the Blues their 10th straight loss. Nashville snapped a four-game losing streak improved to 6-0-0 against St. Louis this season. The Predators also moved six points ahead of Colorado and Anaheim for fourth place in the Western Conference...
UCLA shuts down LSU, moves within a game of its 12th crown (04/02/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Oh, Baby, can UCLA play defense. Throw some offense in there on the same night and not even LSU and its gigantic star, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, had a chance. The Bruins shut him down Saturday en route to a 59-45 victory over the Tigers that put them one win away from their 12th national title...
Gators dial in from long range to beat longshot George Mason (04/02/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Florida found a way to beat longshot George Mason. Go long. The Patriots' improbable run to the Final Four came to a jarring end Saturday night, swept aside by the Gators' 3-point shooting. Florida made a dozen shots from outside the arc and moved on to the national championship game with a 73-58 victory over feel-good George Mason, who simply couldn't handle an immensely talented team that has arrived at the cusp of the school's first national title a year ahead of schedule...
St. Louis ends spring with loss to Mets (04/02/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Billy Wagner got back on the mound Saturday, struck out two in a scoreless inning and declared himself fit to start the season. The Mets' new closer had not pitched in a Grapefruit League game in two weeks because of stiffness in a finger on his pitching hand. He gave up two hits in New York's 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the exhibition finale for both teams...
Ochoa holds lead in first LPGA major (04/02/06)
Lorena Ochoa survived a day that roughed up just about everyone Saturday in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, making a testy par putt for a 2-over 74 and a three-stroke lead over 16-year-old Michelle Wie. Ochoa, 24, led by at least three shots throughout the third round in blustery conditions in Ranch Mirage, Calif...
Kaverman has about 10 candidates in mind (04/02/06)
As Southeast Missouri State draws closer to naming several finalists for its vacant men's basketball coaching position -- that should happen in the next few days -- it's not too soon to begin paring down a somewhat short list of potential candidates...
Stuck on sudoku (04/02/06)
4-2-9-3-5-7-6-1-8. 6-8-3-9-7-5-1-2-4. Make sense to you? Me neither. But for more than 500 self-described sudoku addicts from 39 states, Canada and Europe, those sequences formed a natural progression as simple as tic-tac-toe at the First Annual Sudoku Smackdown held last week in Stamford, Conn...
The growing pains of a family (04/02/06)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house, tiny bathroom and even the same office. But not always the same opinion. The Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on every-day issues, told from two different perspectives...
Everett Johnson (04/02/06)
Everett G. Johnson, 85, of Gordonville died Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Charleston, Mo., son of Fredis and Rosie M. Jones Johnson. He and Helen Glenn were married Oct. 19, 1942, in Charleston. She died May 17, 1993. They formerly lived in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and moved to Gordonville in 1987...
Bertha Houck (04/02/06)
Bertha Marie Houck, 85, of Alton, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Bob Hale (04/02/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Bob Hale, 70, of Thebes died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 17, 1935, in Gale, Ill., son of Thomas Monroe and Susie Winemiller Hale. He and Kathe Matz were married Nov. 19, 1958...
Jerry Cooke (04/02/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jerry Lee Cooke, 56, of Anna died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born Sept. 28, 1949, at Anna, son of Louis and Beulah Hancock Cooke. Survivors include a sister, Charlene Rigsby of Greer, S.C.; two brothers, Richard Cooke and Dewayne Cooke, both of Greer...
Lorene Manestar (04/02/06)
Lorene Christine Manestar, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 31, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Bunker Hill, Ill., daughter of Theodore and Henrietta Oldenettel Kuethe. She and Stanley W. Manestar were married April 24, 1948, at St. Louis. He died Sept. 3, 2001...
Iris Slinkard (04/02/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Iris Taylor Slinkard, 61, of Chaffee died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangement are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Wallace Ressel (04/02/06)
Wallace G. Ressel, 63, of Olathe, Kan., passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Thursday, March 30, 2006. Born to Moses and Iva Ressel March 11, 1943, he graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia, Mo., in 1961. He later attended Central Missouri State University and completed a bachelor's degree in business...
Donald Smith (04/02/06)
KANKAKEE, Ill. -- Donald E. Smith, 69, of Kankakee, formerly of Jonesboro, Ill., died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Cobden, Ill., son of Roy L. and Thelma L. Bloodworth Smith. Smith was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Bourbonnais, Ill. He retired after 30 years from Kankakee County Training Center...
Crader-Price (04/02/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- B.J. Crader and Preston Price exchanged vows Feb. 28, 2006, at the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Norene Sutt of Silva, Mo. The groom is the son of Billie Ray and Bruce and Debbie Ray, all of Benton...
Crites-Nenninger (04/02/06)
Andrea L. Crites and Corey Nenninger were married July 23, 2005, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Organist was Junior Perr of Jackson, and soloist was Jill Landewee of Kennett, Mo. Parents of the couple are Gale and Sandy Crites of Jackson. The groom is the son of Cyril and Catherine Nenninger of Leopold, Mo...
Glastetter-Lumsden (04/02/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- St. Lawrence Catholic Church at New Hamburg was the setting June 25, 2005, for the wedding of Jody N. Glastetter and Gregory J. Lumsden. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Mass servers were Lauren and Brittany Glastetter, cousins of the bride...
Fadler- Henderson (04/02/06)
Kevin and Nancy Fadler of Pocahontas announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Beth Fadler of Cape Girardeau, to Larry Adam Henderson. He is the son of Sherry Hankins of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Larry Henderson of the state of Illinois. Fadler is a CNA at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Baker-Davis (04/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Tiny Wallman of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Todd Baker of Marble Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Krysty Lynn Baker, to Mark Dwayne Davis Jr. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Davis of Scopus, Mo. Baker expects to graduate in May from Woodland High School. She is employed at McDonald's in Marble Hill...
Sachs -Martin (04/02/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Gary Sachs and Shelley Sachs of Altenburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Jeanine Sachs, to Robert Lee Martin II. He is the son of Robert "Tex" Martin and Karen Martin of Frohna, Mo. Sachs is a 2004 graduate of Perryville High School. She is employed at Crowe Orthodontics...
Narrow-Seibel (04/02/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Steve and Jane Narrow of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Michelle Narrow, to Luke Joseph Seibel, both of Milford, Neb. He is the son of Richard and Barbara Seibel of Altenburg, Mo. Narrow is a 2001 graduate of Perryville High School, and received a bachelor's degree in education from Concordia University in Seward, Neb. She teaches seventh and eighth grade English in Milford...
Nussbaum-Arnzen (04/02/06)
Truman and Lisa Nussbaum of Whitewater announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Brittany Nussbaum, to Robert Michael Arnzen. He is the son of Robert and Terry Arnzen of Leopold, Mo. Nussbaum is a 2003 graduate of Delta High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies/dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed by Dr. Wilfred Lee in Cape Girardeau...
Brown-Rhodes (04/02/06)
Dr. Mike and Dianne Brown of Englewood, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Lynne Brown, to Scott Michael Rhodes. He is the son of Vernon "Pee-Wee" and Carole Rhodes of Cape Girardeau. Brown is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. She expects to receive a master of arts in higher education administration from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Pohlmans married 60 years (04/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Pohlman of Oak Ridge recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Pohlman and Lillian Aurich were married Jan. 6, 1946, at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Mo. He was a carpenter 45 years, and still farms and raises registered angus cattle. His wife also worked on the farm...
Hasty couple marks 60th (04/02/06)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Ettel and Dorothy Hasty of Vanduser celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 28, 2006. The event was held at the Family Life Center, hosted by their children. The couple was married Jan. 26, 1946, at Crowder, Mo. He was a farmer 31 years in Bell City, and still sells garden items in the Sikeston area. Mrs. Hasty worked 10 years at Sikeston Convalescent Center and six years at Visiting Nurse Association...
Seyers are married 60 years (04/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Seyer of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in late February. They were honored at a dinner reception Feb. 25 at Delmonico's in Jackson, with approximately 100 guests attending. The couple renewed their vows during Mass Feb. 26 at St. Mary's Cathedral. Hosts were their children and spouses...
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Out of the past 4/2/06 (04/02/06)
25 years ago: April 2, 1981 The confirmation of another rabid skunk in the Cape Girardeau area has further heightened concern of health officials that there may be an epidemic situation developing among that species of animal; the infected animal is the third skunk to be confirmed as having rabies in recent weeks; a cat in a rural county area also was confirmed as having rabies...
Border issues (04/02/06)
Estimates of how many illegal aliens are in the U.S. range from 7 million to 12 million, a 5-million-person gap that illustrates how porous our borders are and how large a problem the federal government faces in dealing with immigration issues. For the most part, Americans concerned about the wave of undocumented immigrants are focused on those from Mexico and Central America, even though there are many others who have found ways to enter and stay in this country without proper authorization...
Stop tax-paid attorneys' fees to ACLU (04/02/06)
To the editor: I am a veteran and a member of American Legion Post 158 in Jackson. I have been a member of this community since 1991. It is an outrage that judges are giving the ACLU thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees that taxpayers have to pay in lawsuits the ACLU brings against the Boy Scouts, the public display of the Ten Commandments and other symbols of our American religious heritage, including those at veterans' memorials...
Too many questions about SC proposal (04/02/06)
To the editor: As a concerned citizen of Scott City, I believe it is most important for the community to make an informed choice on a proposal on Tuesday's ballot. The majority of Scott City City Council members chose to present this proposal with no explanation. It is imperative that residents and business owners have a clear understanding of the proposed telecommunications tax...
Speak Out 4/2/06 (04/02/06)
Money and learning; Trucks on the street; Freedom not to believe; Crime time; Good decision; Hiding the facts; Enforce existing law; 1950s history; Voting incentive; Low-cost landscaping; Boulevard speeding; No rights here; Taxi drivers' pay; Mob policy; Waiting for a ride; Transit details; Can't afford it
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