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Stories from Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Scott County youths get up-close look at agriculture (04/26/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- The children eagerly brushed and petted "Jellybeans," a pregnant dairy cow, as she stood contentedly on the parking lot of a Catholic church parish center Tuesday. For many of the 240 third-graders from nine Scott County elementary schools, it was a new experience...
Audit sparks Cairo government fireworks (04/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A long-delayed audit of the city books is finally in the hands of Cairo officials, but the manner of its delivery has opened another fight for embattled Mayor Paul Farris. During a regular council meeting that again accomplished little, Farris accused auditor David D. Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau of shirking his duties and rudely dumping the audit reports and city records unannounced at Cairo City Hall...
Rowdy the Redhawk used for more than sports promotion (04/26/06)
Rowdy the Redhawk is more than a mascot intended to help boost attendance and school spirit at sporting events. The colorful, costumed mascot also helps brand Southeast Missouri State University itself, according to Dr. Charles Wiles, the university's sports marketing director...
Scott County's registered voters to get new ID cards (04/26/06)
Sikeston Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- Registered voters in Scott County will receive new identification cards in the next few days. Approximately 25,600 blue cards will be mailed to the address listed on the registration books. According to state statutes, each local election authority must send every active registered voter a voter ID card by nonforwardable mail at least every two years. If the address is wrong, then the card will be returned to the county clerk's office...
Autism support group planning walk-a-thon event to raise awareness (04/26/06)
A local not-for-profit group, Ethan & Friends for Autism, is holding its first walk-a-thon on Saturday at the Osage Community Centre. Profits from the annual event will help area families pay for certain medical services and therapy for their autistic children not covered by insurance...
Regional bomb squad to reduce emergency response (04/26/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- With the addition of new equipment and training for personnel nearing, officials Tuesday said the Southeast Missouri Regional Bomb Squad was less than three months from becoming operational. During a news conference Tuesday at a Sikeston fire station, local law enforcement officials said the first two of five squad members will complete their training and certification in early July. Also Tuesday, two of the three vehicles the squad will use were unveiled...
Court briefs 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
Guilty plea entered in drug possession case A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to possessing more than 50 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute. Felix A. Jones, 35, of 3006 Wisteria Drive, entered his plea Monday before U.S. ...
Law officials pay respect to violent-crime victims (04/26/06)
In July 2002, Ralph Lee Lape was abducted, taken to New Madrid County, shot and buried in a shallow grave. For Lape's sister, Diane Miller, a flower ceremony held Tuesday at Cape Girardeau County Park honoring victims of crime has been an important part of her healing process...
Expert: Children remain vulnerable to online predators (04/26/06)
Local area residents learned Tuesday night how to keep their children safe from becoming the victim of online sexual predators and of the dangers of unmonitored Internet use. During a two-hour session at Southeast Missouri State University, around 40 people were shown how easily a predator on the Internet can search the Web and learn a child's personal information, including address and telephone numbers, based off a few entries on a blog or chat site...
No. You may not have my Social Security number (04/26/06)
Suzanne Graham loathes giving out her Social Security number. That's why when the 59-year-old Cape Girardeau resident is asked for it, she's more than reluctant. She refuses. "I guess I'm just stubborn about it," she said last week. "I have no idea what they're going to do with it or where that number is going to wind up. My Social Security number is just private to me."...
Old Town Cape search starts anew (04/26/06)
Old Town Cape's search for an executive director to replace departing director Tim Arbeiter must be restarted because the candidate who accepted the position changed her mind. For the last two weeks, Dr. Steven Hoffman and others on the OTC's executive search committee believed they had found their leader in Taryn Merideth. ...
Club news 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
Arnsberg 4-H Club; Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club; Nancy Hunter Chapter of NSDAR; Oak Ridge Homemakers FCE; Sedgewickville UMW; Xi Nu Phi
Study finds more people with moderate and middle incomes lack health insurance (04/26/06)
NEW YORK -- The percentage of working-age Americans with moderate to middle incomes who lacked health insurance for at least part of the year rose to 41 percent in 2005, a dramatic increase from the 28 percent in 2001 without coverage, a study released April 19 found...
North Carolina congressman blocks funding for Flight 93 Memorial (04/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- Family members of those killed on United Flight 93 are urging a North Carolina congressman to lift his hold on funding for a memorial planned for the Pennsylvania site where the plane crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly a dozen family members are scheduled to meet with their members of Congress on today to encourage them to sign a letter that asks Rep. Charles H. Taylor, R-N.C., to support $10 million for the project...
World Trade Center site developer agrees to latest rebuilding offer (04/26/06)
NEW YORK -- The World Trade Center site developer said Tuesday he would agree, with conditions, to let the government oversee construction of the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower and a second skyscraper planned for ground zero. Larry Silverstein, who holds the lease to millions of square feet of destroyed office space, said he would accept economic terms of the government's latest offer, which would have him build and lease three other towers on the site by 2011...
Nation briefs 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
Tony Snow in lead to be White House spokesman WASHINGTON -- Fox News commentator Tony Snow is the front-runner to become White House press secretary and a decision on his appointment is near, Republicans close to the White House said Tuesday. Snow has told associates he would like to take the job and he has had serious discussions with White House officials, the Republicans said on condition of anonymity because of President Bush's dislike of news leaks. ...
Immigration advocates push to harness energy of marches to boost voting, naturalization (04/26/06)
NEW YORK -- "Today we march! Tomorrow we vote!" It's been a popular slogan at recent immigration rights rallies, and now organizers are trying to make it reality. Advocates nationwide are aiming to boost low voter turnout among foreign-born citizens and to file naturalization papers for the millions who qualify for citizenship...
Bush acts on gas prices (04/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- Under election-year pressure to reduce surging gasoline prices, President Bush on Tuesday halted filling of the nation's emergency oil reserve, urged the waiver of clean air rules to ease local gas shortages and called for the repeal of $2 billion in tax breaks for profit-heavy oil companies...
Spellings summons testing industry to discuss scoring error (04/26/06)
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings summoned executives from testing companies and the College Board to a meeting Tuesday that focused on industry practices in the wake of a high-profile scoring error on the SAT college entrance exam. Deputy education secretary Ray Simon said Spellings called the hour-long meeting in Washington to discuss the SAT error and try to evaluate whether the testing industry can accurately handle the growing number of high-stakes, state-level tests under the No Child Left Behind law.. ...
Man to be freed after serving 18 years (04/26/06)
PITTSBURGH -- A man imprisoned 18 years in the fatal shooting of a McDonald's restaurant manager will be freed because DNA tests show he didn't commit the crime, officials said Tuesday. Drew Whitley, now 50, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in the 1988 slaying. But officials said the DNA tests show that hairs from the killer's mask and hat did not come from him...
Tehran says it will hide its nuclear program if West takes 'harsh measures' (04/26/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran ratcheted up its defiance ahead of a U.N. Security Council deadline to suspend uranium enrichment, threatening Tuesday to hide its program if the West takes "harsh measures" and to transfer nuclear technology to chaos-ridden Sudan...
World briefs 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
Russia launches Israeli satellite to spy on Iran MOSCOW -- Russia on Tuesday launched a satellite for Israel that the Israelis say will be used to spy on Iran's nuclear program. The Eros B satellite was launched from a mobile pad at the Svobodny cosmodrome in the Far East, said Alexei Kuznetsov, a spokesman for the Russian military space forces. ...
Central ace shines in 2-1 win over Dexter (04/26/06)
Central junior Brad LaBruyere came up two strikeouts short of a school record, as the Tigers' ace struck out 16 in a 2-1 win Tuesday against visiting Dexter. Steve Mosely has the record with 18 strikeouts, a mark he set coincidentally on April 25, 1962. LaBruyere improved to 6-0 in SEMO Conference starts with a complete-game two-hitter...
Pirates return to track after tragedy (04/26/06)
Members of the Perryville boys track team took another step in the mourning process Tuesday, another step in returning life to normal. The Pirates competed as a team for the first time since junior Joey Krietler, a member of the team and the leading rusher on the football team last fall, took his own life on April 16...
Third out, win elude ND (04/26/06)
Notre Dame's baseball team scored six runs with two outs Tuesday, a sign of some clutch hitting on senior day. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, visiting Sikeston proved to be a little more clutch, scoring all 12 of its runs with two outs in a 12-8 eight-inning win...
Kansas uses McNamara, rain to silence Redhawks 6-0 (04/26/06)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Brendan McNamara shut down Southeast Missouri State Tuesday as Kansas won 6-0 in a rain-shortened game at the Best of the Midwest Tournament. The contest was stopped after the top of the seventh inning. Southeast finishes play in the event at noon today against Missouri...
Pujols makes peace with Bucs' Perez (04/26/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols feels he made his point to Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Oliver Perez when he homered against him last week. When Pujols homered in a 12-4 loss at Pittsburgh on April 18, the St. Louis Cardinals' star flipped his bat with disdain. When he hit his major league-leading 12th homer on Monday, another drive off Perez, Pujols set his bat down and sprinted around the bases...
Poll: Fans think MLB is too lax on steroids (04/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- Most baseball fans think Major League Baseball could do more to curb the use of steroids, and they have doubts about slugger Barry Bonds as he chases the sport's career home run record. Baseball has fallen short on keeping the sport drug-free, according to 53 percent in an AP-AOL Sports poll. Those most likely to feel that way are fans 30 and older and those with more education...
Player will stand trial for an unrelated charge (04/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- A Duke University lacrosse player charged with raping a stripper in North Carolina was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in Washington on an unrelated assault charge from last fall. The assault charge against Collin Finnerty, 19, could have been dismissed if he completed 25 hours of community service and stayed out of trouble, but a Washington judge decided his arrest in the rape case violated that agreement...
Canucks fire Crawford (04/26/06)
The Vancouver Canucks fired head coach Marc Crawford on Tuesday after missing the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. Crawford was behind the Canucks' bench for seven seasons, leading them to the Northwest Division title in 2003-04. They entered this season expected to be one of the top teams in the Western Conference, but that didn't pan out. ...
Mavs' Johnson selected coach of the year (04/26/06)
DALLAS -- When Avery Johnson was an NBA point guard, many executives and players thought he'd make a great coach. How right they were. Johnson was honored as the NBA's coach of the year Tuesday after leading the Mavericks to a 60-win season in his first full season as coach. That matched the team record for victories, first set three years ago when he played for the team...
Havlat leads Senators to 2-1 series edge over Lightning (04/26/06)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Martin Havlat scored his third and fourth goals of the playoffs, and defenseman Wade Redden had a goal and two assists to lift the top-seeded Ottawa Senators to an 8-4 victory Tuesday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ottawa rebounded from a third-period collapse at home two nights earlier and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven, first-round series...
Wizards slow down James, even series with Cavaliers (04/26/06)
CLEVELAND -- Gilbert Arenas scored 30 points, Antawn Jamison added 21 and Washington bottled up LeBron James on Tuesday night as the Wizards downed Cleveland 89-84 to even the Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Caron Butler added 21 points and was Washington's primary defender on James, who recorded a triple-double in his playoff debut but played like a mere mortal in his second postseason game as a pro...
NFL suspends Williams for entire 2006 season (04/26/06)
MIAMI -- Ricky Williams will sit out another season. The NFL suspended the troubled Miami Dolphins running back for one year Tuesday after he violated the league's substance abuse policy for the fourth time. Williams met April 10 with NFL counsel Jeff Pash in an attempt to have the league overturn the test. He had been participating in the offseason training program at the Dolphins' complex, and he was there working out shortly before league announced that his appeal had been rejected...
Struggling Encarnacion nearly hits for cycle (04/26/06)
ST. LOUIS -- In his 20th game with the St. Louis Cardinals, Juan Encarnacion finally made some impact. Encarnacion homered, tripled and doubled, driving in four runs to help the Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Tuesday night. He had entered the game with one RBI...
Sports briefs 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
Football; High school; Motorsports
Discovering the lost art of letter writing (04/26/06)
Welcome to Scrapnel. Doesn't matter how old you are or where you live, I bet you know someone who is a "scrapbooker." The term is a little ambiguous these days. Scrapbooking isn't just about scrapbooks. There's card making and all sorts of other paper crafts out there. And Scrapnel is your new place to learn about them...
Actions by team owners make park stranger (04/26/06)
Time to get it out. After attending my first game of the season, I have to share my thoughts on the new Busch Stadium. First off, it's unquestionably a nice place to watch a ballgame. The design holds up well against the other old-is-new-style parks around the league...
Recipes perfect for two (04/26/06)
Our daughter had the opportunity to go on an overnight field trip to the St. Louis Science Center last weekend, and what an adventure it was. We had back-to-back activities until midnight, including a fire drill. After a wonderful and action-packed evening, we then bedded down for the rest of the night on the floor with 324 other campers. ...
Reba Wilson (04/26/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Reba L. Masters Wilson, 84, of Marble Hill died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 29, 1922, in McDougal, Ark., daughter of Joseph L. and Iva Neely Cooper. She and Floyd Masters were married July 28, 1939. He died April 21, 1964. She and Elmo Wilson were married in 1978...
Arleen Mees (04/26/06)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Arleen Mees, 89, of Roswell, Ga., died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Georgia. She was born March 4, 1917, in Jonesboro, daughter of George and Marie Hunsacker Ury. She married Carl F. Mees, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Creviston of Minocqua, Wis., Bette Hyzer of Roswell; a sister, Georgetta Vincent of Anna, Ill.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Patsy Williams (04/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Patsy R. Williams, 78, of Cairo died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 29, 1927, in Cairo, daughter of John and Clara Tudor Dodd. She married Robert Williams, who died in 1971...
Ralph Davidson Jr. (04/26/06)
Ralph C. Sonny "Bones" Davidson Jr., 67, of Scott City died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home, surrounded by family. Sonny was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of Ralph Charles and Raye Marie Ryan Davidson. He and Judy Crites were married Oct. 11, 1958, with whom he continued to have a loyal relationship until her death. He then married his loving wife, Donna Miederhoff, Dec. 25, 1992...
Dale Hartle (04/26/06)
H. Dale Hartle, 89, of Jackson passed away Monday, April 24, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1916, near Millersville, son of Jesse and Marada Seabaugh Hartle. He and Naomi Hartle were married Jan. 6, 1945, in Corning, Ark...
Pauline Bandy (04/26/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Pauline "Polly" Bandy, 90, of Chaffee died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at her home. She was born May 22, 1915, at Morley, Mo., daughter of Ralph Thomas and Carrie Bell Turnipseed Carter. Bandy retired as a waitress from Sands Motel and Restaurant in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Births 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
Rose; Rhyne; McCallum; Fulton
Cape/Jackson fire reports 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
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Out of the past 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
25 years ago: April 26, 1981 The two youth groups of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau left Friday for their third trip to the Young Christian's Weekend at Silver Dollar City; the Twixt-N-Tweeners and the Christian Youth Fellowship and their sponsors, along with a number of parents, make up a group of 30 traveling with three campers and two tents to attend in the inspirational weekend...
Rage at Don: The war on Rumsfeld is really a bureaucratic turf battle (04/26/06)
I think Director [of National Intelligence John] Negroponte has battles to fight within the bureaucracy, and particularly with the Department of Defense. DOD is refusing to recognize that the director of national intelligence is in charge of the intelligence community. -- Sen. Susan Collins...
SEMO coaches (04/26/06)
The departures of head football and men's head basketball coaches in the same year could leave some fans worrying about the futures of their teams. But Southeast Missouri State University's hiring of Tony Samuel to coach football and Scott Edgar to guide the Redhawks on the basketball court inspires confidence rather than worry. With the contract extension recently offered successful women's head basketball coach B.J. Smith, the coaching situation at Southeast suddenly appears solid again...
Animal research misleading, cruel (04/26/06)
To the editor: Thanks to Marilyn Neville for showing the film "Dealing Dogs" about dog theft and abuse by dealers who sell to research laboratories. As a physician, I have seen animal research up close, regrettably, and wish more people knew how horrible and wrong it is. Research animals feel pain and fear just like our pets do. How can it be right to make them suffer and die?...
Reaction to play is disheartening (04/26/06)
To the editor: I'd like to mention a few things regarding the current controversy over "Romeo and Juliet" at Southeast Missouri State University. I'm disheartened to hear that some patrons have pulled their ticket orders for the show in fear that it is too adult or ribald. ...
Let students see 'Romeo and Juliet' (04/26/06)
To the editor: As an actor in the production of "Romeo and Juliet" at Southeast Missouri State University, I am deeply saddened by the actions taken by the local school administrators by not allowing their students to see this production. Our performance stays true to form and book. ...
Play goes to new heights, bounds (04/26/06)
To the editor: As a student at Southeast Missouri State University, I commend the Theatre and Dance Department for crafting such an experience of life, love, passion and adolescent lifestyle in this week's production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Dr. Kenn Stilson, who directed the show, in my opinion has done nothing short of encouraging his actors to take their characters to new heights and bounds and make them come to life in a way that no one has seen before...
Speak Out 4/26/06 (04/26/06)
No big deal; Club for ladies?; Don't forget Juliet; Another great show; Military action; Democratic credit; Poll results; Giving credit; Yard-sign crackdown; Economic reality; Safer world; Professional theater
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