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Stories from Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Cape council amends sign ordinance, considers changes (04/04/06)
Council members amended and approved Cape Girardeau's sign ordinance Monday night, but put off a third and final vote until April 17 to consider further changes. The ordinance was amended to allow for certain kinds of temporary signs on private property. The amendment grants exceptions to signs advertising an event sponsored by or held by a not-for-profit institution or organization whose purpose is to further public welfare or education...
Missourian wins awards from APME (04/04/06)
BRANSON, Mo. -- The Southeast Missourian has won four awards in the Missouri APME 2005 News Writing Contest. The winners were announced last weekend at the Missouri Society of Newspaper Editors conference in Branson. The Southeast Missourian staff received a first place award in the Community Affairs/Public Interest category for its series of stories about litter. ...
Ste. Genevieve police continue search for missing teenager (04/04/06)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Police are asking for the public's help in the search for a Ste. Genevieve boy missing since Saturday. Wade M. Lurk, 17, was last seen sleeping in his car around 4:30 a.m. Saturday at Goose Creek, a campsite near the border of Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties, where he had been attending a party, according to Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff Gary Stolzer...
DVD review: "Battle Royale" (04/04/06)
"At the dawn of the Millennium, Japan's nation collapsed. At 15 percent unemployment, 10 million were out of work, 800,000 students boycotted school. The adults lost confidence, and fearing the youth, eventually passed the 'Millennium Educational Reform Act' ... aka The BR Act."...
Games we're giddy about (04/04/06)
Ah, yes, the glorious dead season of game development. I can't think of the last time a good game came out in this brief period of time that usually is about as exciting as watching paint dry, but things seem to be different this year. Check out what you're sure to be punching the piggybank for this month...
A weekend of nerdly paradise (04/04/06)
The value of the common comic book in a true nerd's life is indisputable - we all remember back when we were kids, our parents taking us to go spend that couple bucks from mowing the lawn on a fresh, plastic-wrapped comic. The feeling of pride I got from looking at my hefty collection of comics was a feeling I thought for sure would be lost in growing up, much like the desire to finger-paint or bang on pots and pans...
Voices from God's country (04/04/06)
Got a hankering for some local poetry? You're in luck. This month, April 30 to be exact, the Southeast Missouri State University press will release the poetry collection "Balancing on a Bootheel," filled with nine local poets pouring their hearts out...
A great night for Cape's elusive electronic music scene (04/04/06)
Above the stage, blinding, flashing, multicolored lights pulse along with the beats. A video projector shows pictures of owls, eagles, trapeze artists, tornados and other seemingly random images. Every now and then, a fog machine sprays a thin mist over the dance floor. ...
Album review: Rob Zombie "Educated Horses" (04/04/06)
It's easy to see why many of Rob Zombie's long-time fans would be a bit apprehensive about 2006's "Educated Horses." In the four-and-a-half years since his less than stellar "The Sinister Urge," he appeared to fancy himself as more of a movie-maker than a music-maker, but, luckily, this album is a rather inspired return to form...
Playlist: Tony Minghi (04/04/06)
Tony Minghi, a Secondary Education-Social Studies major at Southeast Missouri State University, likes a wide range of music, from light to heavy, and maybe even from sunny to partly-cloudy. As a rule, he likes anything and everything that doesn't suck. His favorite food is candy canes because they look better than they taste. Vault is his favorite drink because the commercial told him to like it. It's not Surge, though, just like Audioslave ain't Rage...
Fists of Phoenix aren't of this world (04/04/06)
Have you ever felt like you're being watched? Fists of Phoenix know the feeling well, which maybe should be expected since they are often performing on stages throughout the area. But their new EP, "In the Events of 1961," considers the possibility that whoever's watching could be otherworldly...
Take a walk on the wild side (04/04/06)
Ever heard people invoke that familiar old refrain, "There's just nothing to do around here." Well, they're wrong. If you want to get up and get off the couch, there are plenty of things to do within a short drive of Cape Girardeau. The untouched areas of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois offer some opportunities for awesome weekend getaways. Rockclimbing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, backpacking and nature watching opportunities abound -- a good way to cut down on the gas budget...
The Hasselhoff 5 are the most off-beat, populist bikers around (04/04/06)
It was two years ago through a beer-soaked haze that what might be Cape Girardeau' most unorthodox bicycle riding club was formed -- the Hasselhoff 5. Two guys decided to meet up to ride at 11 p.m. one Monday night, and the rest is history of a sort. A history of late-night rides, a few pitchers of beer to follow up and the formation of a regular biking ritual that's all about fun...
Steamboat Classic (04/04/06)
On April 30 about 250 athletes will take part in the annual tradition, the Steamboat Classic Triathlon, throughout the street of Cape Girardeau and at the Central Municipal Pool. The event, now in its 22nd year, is set to kick off at 9 a.m. with a 500-yard swim at the pool. That will be followed by a 15.5 mile bike ride and a 5-mile run, both through Cape Girardeau...
Kow Pasture Classic (04/04/06)
One of the weirdest events in local sports will take place May 6 in the fields near New Hamburg, Mo. -- the Kow Pasture Classic golf tournament. Every year local teams get together to drink beer, hit tennis balls with weird clubs and raise money for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Tiffany Sisson on air (04/04/06)
If you watch local TV at all, it's very likely you've seen Tiffany Sisson's face. For nine years she's been an on-air personality at KFVS-12 in Cape Girardeau, reporting stories and anchoring newscasts. She used to pull those dreaded early hours for work on "The Breakfast Show," but now she gets the distinction of airing the noon news, making her a lunchtime pal for thousands...
How to catch a live, local show on your TV (04/04/06)
Looking for something to do late Tuesday nights. Bored by the same old syndicated episodes of "Seinfeld"? Look no more. Tuesday's at 11:30 p.m. is now the time to catch interviews and performances by local and regional bands on the new show "Soundscan," produced by locals Candace Banks and James LeBine and featuring artists from Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area, including Memphis and St. Louis...
Southeast gets Montagued (04/04/06)
You know the old story -- two star-crossed lovers and all that. Now you have your chance to see it live, in person, performed by trained college actors. April 21 and 22 and April 25-30 the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will cap off its 2005-2006 season with a bang in the form of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."...
Unleash you inner hippie (04/04/06)
Feeling feverish? I sure am. Spring has come, and the hippie inside me is just dying to get out, sinking its pacifist claws into the deepest reaches of my psyche. Time to soak up the sunshine, run barefoot through the fields of wildflowers and do all that other stuff that sounds really lame but feels really awesome...
Ethanol plant finds a home (04/04/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A local group of farmers who vowed last year to bring an ethanol plant to Southeast Missouri have picked its site. Bootheel Agri-Energy LLC announced its decision to purchase the option on approximately 160 acres at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park, during a recent news conference...
MOHELA board wants profits to solely fund higher education (04/04/06)
While state lawmakers debate how to spend an estimated $450 million from the anticipated sale of student loans, the authority holding those loans says it wants the money spent on higher education. The chairman of the Missouri Senate appropriations committee introduced a bill Thursday that would spend some $300 million on campus construction projects but also include more than a hundred million dollars for health care...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
Jackson Board of Aldermen Action Power and Light Committee Street Committee...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 3/4/06 (04/04/06)
Cape Girardeau City Council Action Consent Ordinances New Ordinances Resolutions Liquor License Other...
Caruthersville crushed: More than half the town sees destruction (04/04/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Residents picked through piles of debris Monday, salvaging possessions and keepsakes as more than half of the town of Caruthersville dealt with the devastating hangover left by Sunday evening's F-3 tornado. Among those taking inventory of the destruction was resident Ora Guy, a victim who had perhaps the best view of the tornado and its power. He rode out Sunday night's 200-mph tornado in his two-door Pontiac Sunfire...
Solicitation suspect bound for circuit court (04/04/06)
A 45-year-old Cape Girardeau man caught in an undercover police sting targeting Internet sexual predators admitted to police he would "eventually" have had sex with an underage girl he met online, but backed out of their first meeting because he was ashamed...
Storm damaged reported in Scott, Perry counties (04/04/06)
Weather-watchers spotted as many as three unconfirmed tornadoes in Southeast Missouri during Sunday's high-powered storms, along with high winds and hail that dented cars, ripped off roofs and knocked down trees and power lines across the region. Hail accounted for most of the damage locally. Hail was everywhere, said Ron Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Learning briefs 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
McDonald named to dean's list at Johnson & Wales University; scholarships; Several local students receive scholarships; Music students earn awards
Talent representative scheduled in Jackson (04/04/06)
A representative from the office of Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., was scheduled to appear in Jackson as part of a community outreach effort. Jeff Glenn, district director of Talent's Southeast Missouri office, will be available at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau County Administrative Office Building, 1 Barton Square...
Cape man sentenced on meth charges (04/04/06)
A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced last week to nearly 12 years in federal prison methamphetamine charges. U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton handed down the 140-month sentence Friday for David A. Amos, 26. Amos had pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway...
Cape man pleads innocent to federal charges (04/04/06)
Cape man pleads innocent to federal charges A Cape Girardeau man pleaded innocent Monday to federal charges of drug distribution. Charles E. Jones, 29, entered his plea during a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lewis M. Blanton in the Cape Girardeau federal courthouse...
Cape man faces assault, burglary charges (04/04/06)
A Cape Girardeau man was charged over the weekend with beating his girlfriend and pulling a knife on an arresting officer. Police responded to 926 S. Pacific St. around 12:44 a.m. Sunday on a call of domestic assault, according to police spokesman Jason Selzer...
Region briefs 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
Cape man faces assault, burglary charges A Cape Girardeau man was charged over the weekend with beating his girlfriend and pulling a knife on an arresting officer. Police responded to 926 S. Pacific St. around 12:44 a.m. Sunday on a call of domestic assault, according to police spokesman Jason Selzer. ...
Fred Stilley (04/04/06)
Fred Stilley, 73, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
MathCounts team takes third, student takes fourth in state (04/04/06)
Seventh-grader Owen Hill can calculate success. His ability to add it all up led him to a fourth place finish in the state MathCounts competition last month at the University of Missouri-Rolla, the highest ranking for a Cape Girardeau Middle School student in at least a decade...
Medicaid drops nearly 5,000 children (04/04/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Thousands of children have been dropped from the state Medicaid program because of a little-known law that denies coverage if their parents' employers are deemed to offer "affordable" insurance. Private insurance qualifies as affordable if the policy covers doctor visits and hospitalization for children for less than $342 a month. Yet some parents must pay as much as 20 percent of their income for that private insurance...
Nation briefs 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
Iraq war, hurricane relief costs exceed $100 billion WASHINGTON -- The price tag for must-pass legislation to pay for the war in Iraq and additional hurricane relief is expected to pass $100 billion after action by a Senate panel today. The bill generally grants Bush's $72 billion request for military operations, intelligence gathering and foreign aid related to the ongoing Iraq and Afghanistan missions but would boost his $19 billion request for hurricane relief by $4.6 billion...
At least 27 killed in South, Midwest (04/04/06)
By KRISTIN M. HALL NEWBERN, Tenn. -- Homes were shredded to their foundations in zigzagging lines of destruction that stretched for miles as wicked thunderstorms crashed across eight states, spinning off tornadoes, spitting out hail and killing at least 27 people...
Jury decides Moussaoui eligible for death penalty (04/04/06)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal jury found al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui eligible Monday to be executed, linking him directly to the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and concluding that his lies to FBI agents led to at least one death on that day...
Pentagon releases new Guantanamo Bay transcripts (04/04/06)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- In 2,733 pages of declassified documents released Monday to The Associated Press, men accused of helping terrorist groups or Afghanistan's former Taliban regime pleaded for freedom while U.S. military officers often painstakingly tried to find holes in their stories...
Jackson girls soccer edges Notre Dame (04/04/06)
Jackson's Lindsay Poole took advantage of Notre Dame's failure to clear the ball, intercepting a pass and scoring the lone goal in the second half Monday night as host Jackson prevailed 1-0 in girls soccer. Kylie Werner recorded her third shutout for Jackson (3-3), which survived a strong first half from the Bulldogs (6-2)...
Redhawks pitchers honored by OVC in baseball, softball (04/04/06)
Two Southeast Missouri State pitchers were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference on Monday -- one in baseball and one in softball. Jamie McAlister was named the league's baseball pitcher of the week for the second time this season, while Elaine Fisher won the same honor in OVC softball...
Redhawks try to extend four-game winning streak (04/04/06)
Southeast Missouri State's current winning streak began with a mid-week, nonconference triumph over nationally ranked Missouri. The Redhawks hope to keep things rolling with two nonleague games over the next two days. Southeast (10-14, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) will carry a four-game victory string into today's 3 p.m. contest at St. Louis University (13-12, 4-2 Atlantic 10 Conference)...
Finalists chosen, interviews set for coaching vacancy (04/04/06)
Scott Edgar, Jay Spoonhour and Rod Barnes will be on campus over the next seven days to interview for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball head coaching job. The university announced the three finalists on its Web site Monday afternoon. Edgar currently is an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee. ...
For UCLA, it's u-g-l-y; Florida dominates Bruins in title game (04/04/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Game, set, match -- and a championship, too -- for Joakim Noah and the Florida Gators. The tennis star's son dominated UCLA with 16 points, nine rebounds and a record six blocks Monday night to key a 73-57 blowout for Florida's first national title in basketball...
Duke, Maryland meet in all-ACC title game (04/04/06)
Forget the scouting report. If Duke and Maryland don't know each other by now, they haven't been paying attention. On the final night of the women's basketball season, the two Atlantic Coast Conference rivals will meet to decide the NCAA championship -- the fourth time they've faced each other in the past three months...
Area sports digest 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
Umpires meeting set for Wednesday night The SEMO High School Umpires Association will have a meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at River Eagle Distributing, 2346 Rust Ave. The meeting will include administering Part II of the softball and baseball test...
Heins claims first in Spring Classic (04/04/06)
Southeast Missouri State cross country coach Eric Heins cruised to first place Saturday in the Spring Classic 5-kilometer run. Hines posted a winning time of 15 minutes, 49 seconds. Brian Whitehead was second across the line in 17:42 with Jared Tanz third in 18:00...
Steamboat Classic makes changes, gets chippy (04/04/06)
The 22nd annual Steamboat Classic Triathlon will offer a few new wrinkles this year. The event, set for April 30 in Cape Girardeau, will be the first event in the area to offer Splitmaster timing and race management. In addition, race director Chad Sierman said CycleWerx will be adding to the prize packages for the top three male and female finishers...
After years of tweaking, Augusta is monster test (04/04/06)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Brandt Jobe recognized the drive down Magnolia Lane. The stately white clubhouse was a welcome sight, and he walked beneath the majestic live oak tree on his way to the first tee Monday at Augusta National. Once on the tee box, however, he might as well have been in a foreign land...
Frank has Nets on winning streak (04/04/06)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Nobody can start the Nets on a winning streak quite like coach Lawrence Frank. In the last 30 years, New Jersey has been on a 10-game winning streak or better all of five times. The last three all came under Frank. New Jersey is on a 12-game roll, two victories away from the franchise record set, perhaps not coincidentally, when Frank took over for the fired Byron Scott two season ago...
Cardinals open with bang (04/04/06)
PHILADELPHIA -- In the long run, the St. Louis Cardinals may not have the same offensive punch they had last year with Reggie Sanders, Larry Walker and Mark Grudzielanek in the lineup. But in their Opening Day game Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Cardinals showed plenty of remaining weapons in the arsenal...
Off the chain: A look at the language of local teenagers (04/04/06)
It's as much a language as English or French. There are those that are fluent in it, but to some it might as well be Greek. It changes with every passing generation, influenced by world events and culture of all kinds. We're talking about teenage slang...
Crab legs draw out dining fun (04/04/06)
Crab legs. They're a mess to eat. When it comes to crab legs, you can't be a delicate eater. And our daughter, Bailey, isn't one. She loves nothing better than to eat a mountain of crab legs at a Chinese restaurant buffet. We did just that on Sunday...
Using ye olde public restroom (04/04/06)
I think it's about time I talk about a subject millions of people across this good nation tend to avoid, quite possibly because those who have experienced it have been left with more emotional scarring than visitors to Neverland Ranch. And what's even worse is that we are subjected to this travesty numerous times throughout our lives, well aware that each time something will go awry, causing victims great anguish, nausea and, in most cases, severe bouts of depression. ...
Mary Baker (04/04/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Baker, 84, of Chaffee passed from this life to be with the Lord April 1, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1922, at Allenville to John and Lilly Randles. She married William Baker Sept. 11, 1945, and they were married 60 years...
Andrew Boston (04/04/06)
Andrew Boston, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Porter, Okla., son of Franklin D. and Lottie Bell Boston. He and Jeanette Christopher were married in 1940 in Atascadero, Calif. She preceded him in death...
Lee Proffer (04/04/06)
Lee Thatcher Proffer, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April, 2, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Oct. 5, 1914, at Zadock, Mo., son of the late Archie Lee and Mayme Melvina Lewis Proffer. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Minerva Quick Oct. 29, 1943...
Elvira Schwach (04/04/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elvira Marie Schwach, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. She was born March 30, 1922, in Menfro, Mo., daughter of Gilbert E. and Isabelle R. Bienleine Brewer. She and Franklin Emmendorfer were married and he preceded her in death. She and John V. Schwach were married April 17, 1978. He died Nov. 7, 2004...
Dorothy Westermann (04/04/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Dorothy M. Westermann, 85, of Cairo died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Daystar Care Center. She was born July 29, 1920, in Cairo, daughter of Ben and Anita Tauber Kobler. She married Joseph W. Westermann, who died in 1980. Westermann was a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired registered nurse. She and her husband owned the former Westermann Pharmacy. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
Jack Fleming (04/04/06)
Jack K. Fleming, 92, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Salina, Kan., and Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. Fleming was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Okmulgee, Okla., son of Francis and Lela Fleming. He and Lorraine Barrett were married September 4, 1938. She died in 1996...
Harold Mize (04/04/06)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Harold Curtis Mize, 72, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Mounds, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Mize was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Glenn and Minnie Richardson Mize. He and Glenda Sue Rose were married Sept. 20, 1958...
Births 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
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Out of the past 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
25 years ago: April 4, 1981 When Cape Girardeau voters go to the polls Tuesday to cast their preferences in the city council and charter commission elections, they will find a long list of candidates; there are 37 candidates for city government offices, plus seven school board candidates, bringing the number of local candidates to 44; most of the hopefuls -- 35 -- are vying for the 13 openings on the proposed Cape Girardeau Charter Commission...
Uncommon valor: The story of Medal of Honor winner Paul Smith (04/04/06)
By Ralph Kinney Bennett Since his days growing up in Tampa, Fla., the lanky kid with the slightly mischievous smile had wanted to be a soldier. By this bright morning, April 4, 2003, Sgt. First Class Paul Ray Smith had more than fulfilled his dream. He had served 15 of his 33 years in the U.S. Army, including three tours of duty in harm's way -- in the Persian Gulf, Bosnia and Kosovo...
Working students (04/04/06)
World War II factories turning out ammunition, weapons, artillery, airplanes and other items needed on the battlefield depended on women to fill jobs while men fought on the front lines. After the war, many women entered the civilian workforce to help pay the bills of an American economy fueled by home ownership, new cars and a huge selection of consumer goods available in the postwar prosperity...
Puxico schools also recognized (04/04/06)
To the editor; The "Small Success" editorial was accurate except for a small detail. Puxico School District was also awarded, for the second year in a row, at the banquet as well. Puxico is a wonderful school district with many positive things going for it, and it is frequently left out of any praise by the Southeast Missourian...
Support for cancer-detecting dogs (04/04/06)
To the editor: Ovarian cancer is such an insidious disease. It is incumbent on all of us to seek research and validate early detection. The Cancer Scent Research Project led by Marilyn Olson Neville and supported by Dr. Myers of Auburn University wants to aid in validating the proposition that dogs are able to scent out cancer before standard tests reveal it. ...
It helps to learn more about SID (04/04/06)
To the editor: In response to the story "Sensory integration dysfunction: An unseen, misunderstood disability": SID is misunderstood. It's difficult to understand. My son received occupational therapy three years ago for SID. I found little information concerning it then. ...
Respect for funeral processions (04/04/06)
To the editor: I agree with Deanna Trousdale's letter regarding how nice fellow drivers in Cape Girardeau and Jackson are when a funeral procession goes by. Having lived in Cape for over 30 years, I too would observe the unwritten custom whenever a funeral procession passed. ...
Speak Out 4/4/06 (04/04/06)
Puppies for sale; Not end of the world; Backyard court; Bus service needed; Trains and fires; Courier competition; Trains came first; Lower the rents; Cape's reputation; Get it in writing; Alzheimer's help
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