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Stories from Monday, May 8, 2006

Exhibit exposes Jackson students to various art styles (05/08/06)
Jackson South Elementary School student Brock Austin's black and white drawing of the C.H. Wolther's building, in Jackson's Uptown Historic District, hung near the back wall of the high school's multi-purpose building on Sunday. Austin said his historically accurate drawing, complete with a horse statue in the window of the old feed store, was drawn using a ruler and pencil...
Trucker found dead in his vehicle (05/08/06)
A truck driver passing through the Matthews, Mo., area discovered a dead truck driver at the Flying J truck stop over the weekend. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department wouldn't release the name of the deceased man after an autopsy later today, but confirmed he is from Canada...
Wiring up the River Campus: New facility will be high-tech (05/08/06)
Good performance halls don't just happen. They require lots of planning, and lots of high-tech equipment is needed for every aspect of the presentation of art, music and theater productions. And Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus will be no exception...
Results from last week's online poll 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
Storyfest workshop precedes Chautauqua (05/08/06)
As Cape Girardeau's Chautauqua approaches local events are gearing up to generate interest in the week of living history. This month both the Cape Girardeau Storyfest committee and the Historic Preservation Commission will hold events with ties to Chautauqua...
Putting out the fire (05/08/06)
In her worst moment, Dee Dee Dockins wished someone -- anyone -- would take her baby away. That was after losing her first child -- a girl -- at 3 days old. After waiting for three years to try again, only to find out her second baby suffered from a heart defect as well. After a traumatic pregnancy. After watching her newborn son's heart beat outside his chest for four days. After the heart surgery that saved 6-month-old Jonathan's life...
Jackson Heritage Assoc. seeking sale donations (05/08/06)
The Jackson Heritage Association will participate in the upcoming 100-mile yard sale May 27 at the driveway of South Elementary School. Donations of children's toys, books, glassware, decorative items, small pieces of furniture and items in good condition are being recruited. No clothing, please...
Community briefs 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
Glenn House tour season begins this weekend The Glenn House opens its tour season from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning this weekend, continuing until the end of October. Special tours may be arranged by calling the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631...
Area men complete military basic training (05/08/06)
Cape library sets May schedule (05/08/06)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library has announced its events calendar for this month. All programs are in the Hirsch Community Room and are free and open to the public...
Area woman receives awards, recommendation in Navy service (05/08/06)
Rachel Fowler, a 1998 graduate of Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill., is serving on the USS Peleliu, stationed in San Diego, Calif. In February she was certified in advance food preparation, promoted to second class petty officer, re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy and left for her second West Pacific tour in support of the troops in Iraq. The Peleliu is an amphibious assault ship carrying Marines and air/sea assault equipment...
Missouri ballot could have record number of initiatives (05/08/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters could have a record number of citizen initiatives to decide this fall if the hundreds of thousands of petition signatures submitted Sunday are upheld as valid. Separate groups seeking to raise Missouri's minimum wage and its tobacco taxes each turned in far more than the minimum number of signatures needed to qualify measures for the Nov. 7 ballot...
Illegal immigration issue endangers ethanol mandate (05/08/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It's been a bumpy ride to make Missouri one of five states to require gasoline be blended with ethanol -- a proposal supported by Republicans and Democrats, leaders in the House and Senate and Gov. Matt Blunt. It took two tries to get the bill to the House floor, billboards supporting the amendment have been decried as "bigoted" by at least one national Arab group and now an amendment to punish ethanol producers if they hire illegal immigrants threatens to take down the entire bill.. ...
Supermarkets campaign to bring families back to dinner table (05/08/06)
CHICAGO -- For working parents and heavily scheduled school kids, family mealtime is as out of fashion as the scene in Norman Rockwell's iconic Thanksgiving supper painting. Supermarkets are trying to lure families back to the dinner table. There is a cost to spending meals apart: Research shows that teenagers who don't eat with their parents face a greater risk of drug and alcohol problems...
Enigmatic plaques: Mysterious markers on city streets still puzzling (05/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Unless you're hunting for them, the weird markers embedded in downtown streets in St. Louis don't draw much attention. For those who do notice, the words make little sense. The shoe box-sized marker read: "TOyNBEE IDEA IN KUbricK's 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPiTER."...
Young man's family learning to cope with accident (05/08/06)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Robbie Lade's smile seemed as big as ever. Friends surrounded him. Others visited. His father beamed. The radio blared from the truck. And when it was time, the young man in a wheelchair reached his right hand into a bucket full of ticket stubs and pulled out the winner...
Southwest Missouri man receives second death sentence for '98 slaying (05/08/06)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri man was sentenced to death for the second time for a murder he committed in 1998. Gary Black, 50, was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jason O. Johnson, 28. A previous conviction and death sentence by another Jasper County Circuit Court jury in 1999 were reversed in November 2004 by the Missouri Supreme Court, which ordered a new trial...
For Sedalia family, welding is in the blood (05/08/06)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- For Allen Strange Jr., melting, cutting and bending metal runs in the family. Strange grew up a welder. When his father, Allen Sr., opened Al's Portable Welding in his garage on Ingram Avenue in 1976, Strange, now 41, was a middle school student...
Study: Genetic marker indicates higher prostate cancer risk (05/08/06)
NEW YORK -- Scientists have identified a common genetic marker that signals a 60 percent heightened risk of prostate cancer in men who carry it, and it may help explain why black men are unusually prone to the disease, a new study says. The DNA variant may play a role in about 8 percent of prostate cancers in men of European extraction and 16 percent of the cancers in blacks, researchers said...
Government makes final push for enrollment in drug plan (05/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- The government has added 6,000 operators, quadrupled its computer capacity for enrollment and will assist with more than 1,000 events in the week ahead as part of a final push for signing people up for the Medicare drug benefit. Many lawmakers want to extend the May 15 deadline and waive the penalty for those who sign up later. ...
Lillian Gertrud Asplund, last American survivor of the Titanic, dies at age 99 (05/08/06)
BOSTON -- Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, has died, a funeral home said Sunday. She was 99. Asplund, who was just 5 years old, lost her father and three brothers -- including a fraternal twin -- when the "practically unsinkable" ship went down in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg...
Bush choice to head CIA raises furor (05/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- Even before President Bush has named his choice to take over the CIA, the Air Force general who is the front-runner drew fire Sunday from lawmakers in the president's own party who say a military man should not lead the civilian spy agency...
Border forts used in attempt to stop foreign insurgents, arms flow (05/08/06)
FORT TARIK, Iraq -- They look more like motels in rural America than forts in a war zone, but a string of low concrete structures are the U.S.-led coalition's first line of defense against foreign fighters trying to sneak into Iraq from Iran and Syria...
Rescuers retrieve bodies of 10 U.S. troops killed while hunting militants (05/08/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Rescuers recovered the bodies of 10 soldiers who perished in a helicopter crash while scouring remote Afghan mountains along the Pakistan border for al-Qaida and Taliban militants, the U.S. military said Sunday. The military said Friday's crash into an inaccessible ravine -- the deadliest for U.S. forces here in a year -- was not caused by hostile fire...
American man sets off from Africa on solo row across the Atlantic Ocean (05/08/06)
DAKAR, Senegal -- A New Yorker set off from West Africa on Sunday to become the first black American to row solo across the Atlantic. Victor Mooney, 41, said the voyage in his homemade, 24-foot boat is to raise awareness of AIDS in Africa and memorialize the route that took African slaves to the Americas...
Latest round of car bombing kills at least 16 in Iraq (05/08/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Car bombs killed at least 16 people and injured dozens Sunday in Baghdad and a Shiite holy city, casting doubt on U.S. hopes that formation of a new government alone would provide a quick end to the country's violence. At least 26 others were killed or found dead Sunday, including a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in the insurgent bastion of Anbar province in western Iraq, police and the U.S. military said...
Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear treaty (05/08/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran renewed its threats to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty on Sunday, with its president saying sanctions would be "meaningless" and its parliament seeking to put a final end to unannounced inspections of its nuclear facilities...
'Hawks drop a pair (05/08/06)
It was one step forward and two steps back for Southeast Missouri State as a promising start to an Ohio Valley Conference series ended in disappointment. The Redhawks won the first game of an OVC set for just the second time this season when they pounded Eastern Kentucky Saturday in the opener of a scheduled doubleheader...
'Hawks end regular season with 10th consecutive loss (05/08/06)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team will not carry any momentum into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Southeast was handed its 10th consecutive loss Sunday as visiting Jacksonville State rolled to a 10-3 victory in the regular-season finale...
Furyk captures Wachovia in playoff (05/08/06)
Given another chance in a playoff at the Wachovia Championship, Jim Furyk finished the job Sunday. A hard-luck loser in a four-hole playoff last year, Furyk made an 8-foot par putt to force extra holes against Trevor Immelman of South Africa, then made a 6-footer for par on No. 18 in the playoff to win and erase bad memories at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C...
Earnhardt tries to back the hype with victories (05/08/06)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Shut out of the playoffs last season was mortifying for NASCAR's most popular driver. Even worse, some wondered whether Dale Earnhardt Jr. was perhaps overrated. "I'll be the first to admit that we had a lot more exposure over the last five or six years given to us that's sort of out line compared to what we've won and how we've run," Earnhardt said. ...
Pistons blast Cavaliers in opener of series (05/08/06)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons made 10 3-pointers in the first half -- one shy of an NBA playoff record -- to open up a 21-point lead at halftime before cruising to a 113-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in Game 1 of their second-round series...
Rookie leads Ducks to 2-0 lead with third straight shutout (05/08/06)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ilya Bryzgalov tied a 61-year-old NHL rookie record with his third consecutive playoff shutout, and three of his Anaheim teammates scored in the Mighty Ducks' 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf opened the scoring in the first period, and Ruslan Salei and Joffrey Lupul added goals in the second. The Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal...
Wallace wins fourth award for defense (05/08/06)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit center Ben Wallace won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award for the fourth time in five years, a person within the Pistons organization told The Associated Press on Sunday. The source said Wallace will be presented with the award Tuesday night before Game 2 of the second-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Annual Triple Crown talk now involves Barbaro (05/08/06)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Michael Matz was holding court outside his barn, his Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro just a few yards away munching grass. Barely 12 hours after Barbaro become just the sixth undefeated Derby winner, Triple Crown talk filled the air. It happens every Sunday after the first Saturday in May, when hopes are high in thoroughbred racing that a superstar has arrived to revive the sport...
Nash repeats as MVP (05/08/06)
PHOENIX -- That mop-haired Canadian did it again, running away with his second consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player award. Steve Nash -- the maestro of the fast, frenetic Phoenix Suns -- beat runner-up LeBron James of Cleveland by a comfortable margin in results announced Sunday...
Cards use 7-0 formula to sweep Marlins (05/08/06)
MIAMI -- Stinging from four consecutive losses to division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals were seeking a turnaround when they arrived Friday in Miami. They came to the right place. The Cardinals feasted all weekend on lapses by the woeful Florida Marlins, winning 9-1 Sunday to complete their first series sweep in Miami in eight years...
The ebb and flow of jobless figures (05/08/06)
Unemployment rates are like belly dancers; they are in a constant state of movement. For every BioKyowa announcement -- in March it was announced the company would lay off 37 of its 145 workers -- there are others that trumpet new jobs. The ethanol plant being planned for Sikeston, for example, will create hundreds of new jobs. The corn mill I write about elsewhere on this page will mean 80 more new jobs...
Hoping to score: Former pro hockey player waits to get right blend of investors, management for new corn mill (05/08/06)
Terry Kleisinger knows how to make quick moves to reach his goals. That's because Kleisinger, the man behind the new multimillion-dollar corn milling operation at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority, is a former goalie with the New York Rangers...
Military lab making everyday items usable for disabled (05/08/06)
ATLANTA -- It was created during the Cold War to conduct tests for the military, but now a Georgia Tech lab has a much more grounded mission: To find ways to make everyday items more accessible to disabled people. At the lab, researchers check out copiers to see whether wheelchair-users can easily reach controls. Fax machines are put through a battery of tests to investigate whether blind people can use them. And coffee jars are probed to determine if arthritic hands can unscrew the lids...
Consoles go online at annual video game expo (05/08/06)
The new generation of video game consoles from Sony Corp., Nintendo Co. and Microsoft Corp. have more than zippy processors and flashy graphics in common: They're also getting serious about online services. Although earlier models also provide the necessary plugs to enter most online worlds, they've done little to capitalize on them...
People on the move 05/07/06 (05/08/06)
Veterans home names employee of the year Sherri Montgomery, RN, was elected employee of the year for 2005 by her co-workers of the Missouri Veterans Home. The announcement was made at the annual Veterans Home Employee Appreciation Night held at VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. The post provided the hall and much of the food to show its appreciation for the care given at the 150-bed state-operated facility...
Wilma Gettinger (05/08/06)
Wilma Gettinger, 68, of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville.
Inez McClendon (05/08/06)
Inez McClendon, 86, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Mildred Herbst (05/08/06)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Mildred L. "Mil" Campbell Herbst of Florissant died Friday, May 5, 2006, at a hospital in Creve Coeur, Mo. Herbst was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Ferguson, Mo., for more than 50 years. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Glover, Robyn Hutton and Jo Meissner; a son, Dennis Herbst of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Jay Campbell; two sisters, Audrey Moore and Louise Ketchum; and three grandchildren...
James McCormick (05/08/06)
James Eugene McCormick, 73, of Allenville, Mo., died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. He was born March 6, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elmer and Juanita Morris McCormick. He and Barbara Goehman were married on June 10, 1953. She died Jan. 30, 2002...
Lucille Hayden (05/08/06)
Lucille E. Hayden, 92, of Perry County, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Auburn Creek Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 3, 1913, in Perry County, daughter of Leon and Emma Sutterer Hoffman. She and J. Aloysius "Wish" Hayden were married in 1933 in Perryville, Mo. He died Feb. 21, 1991...
Mazie Bryant (05/08/06)
Mrs. Mazie Aslee Bryant, 83, of Chaffee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Scopus, Mo., daughter of Lee Estes and Maudie Mae Cook Estes. She and Roy C. Bryant were married on Oct. 25, 1941, in Chaffee. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1988...
Dorris Holshouser (05/08/06)
Dorris L. Holshouser, 79, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 23, 1926, in Ancell, Mo., the daughter of Fred J. and Mary Elizabeth Cauble Blattel. She and Herbert Holshouser were married on Feb. 9, 1946, in Jackson. He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1993...
Larry Welter (05/08/06)
Larry T. Welter, on Saturday, May 6, 2006, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. He was born and raised in Benton. Beloved husband of Patricia Schott Welter; devoted father of Lisa (Ron) Ribolzi and Stephanie (Chad) Lane; dear son of the late Victor and Lillie Welter; cherished grandfather of Ryan, Renee, Rachel, Tony and Alexandra; dear brother of Jerome, Murphy, Paul, Michael, Gary, Charlie, Patsy Peters, Linda Mungle, Vickie Wilson and the late DeWayne Welter and Jerri Lawson; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.. ...
Anita Ziegler (05/08/06)
Anita Agnes "Needy" Ziegler, 78, of Benton, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 21, 1927, in New Hamburg, daughter of Albert and Cecelia Westrich Glastetter. She and Arthur L. Ziegler were married on Aug. 12, 1947, at the St. Lawrence Church in New Hamburg...
Births 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
Moore; Roth; Jines; Cowson; Sheldon; Parker; Foster; Jones; Trapp
Cape police reports 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Cape/Jackson fire reports 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
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Out of the past 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
25 years ago: May 8, 1981 Money -- specifically the lack of it -- will be the biggest problem facing higher education in the 1980s, members of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents and the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education agreed in an unprecedented joint session yesterday on campus...
Renewing licenses (05/08/06)
A bill in the Missouri Legislature would relieve the state's senior citizens and longtime drivers of the responsibility to present a birth certificate or U.S. passport when renewing their driver's license. Under the legislation, individuals 65 and over or those who have been licensed drivers in the state for 15 years or more could present their current license as proof of residence when renewing...
Triathlon raises safety issues (05/08/06)
To the editor: On April 2 my boyfriend, Tony Rigdon, was struck by a car while competing in the city-sponsored Steamboat Classic Triathlon. It is truly a miracle he is alive -- and no thanks to reckless drivers or the city of Cape Girardeau. Drivers of motor vehicles need to learn some respect for cyclists who are out for recreational exercise or competing in races. ...
Party Sunday for Paula Kempe (05/08/06)
To the editor: Paula Kempe is familiar to everyone who reads the Southeast Missourian from her 14 years of writing letters to the editor. The response to her 99th birthday was great. Now she would appreciate receiving birthday cards for her 100th birthday. Send cards to: Miss Paula Kempe, The Lutheran Home, 2825 Bloomfield Road, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703. I hope she will receive at least 100 cards...
Lots of road rage on short commute (05/08/06)
To the editor: I drive from Cape Girardeau to Jackson about 100 times a week. I have never experienced more road rage anywhere else in the United States than I do making this trip. Doesn't anyone know that the traditional way to drive is for slower traffic to keep right? I wish officials could put up signs that say "Slower traffic keep right or risk vigilante justice."...
Speak Out 5/8/06 (05/08/06)
School information; Be role models; Losing campuses; Victim of abuse; Play day; Wasted spending; Stupid story; Good reporting; Not rocket science; Unasked question; Teaching gap; Proper punishment; Yes to sidewalks; Similar presidents; Future photographer; The definitions; Cheap seats; Making headway; Singing in Spanish; Jobs at stake; Parcel delivery
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