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Stories from Monday, May 15, 2006

Cape garden spot may turn into battleground (05/15/06)
Members of the May Greene Garden Association are concerned about the future of their green space. They're worried it will be transformed into a parking lot if the Cape Girardeau County Commission acquires the federal building on Broadway. "We're just hoping for the best. We have invested so much time and effort over the many years that it's become very dear to our hearts," said association member Rosemary Logan. "We're hoping and praying that it will stay the way it is."...
Cape fire reports 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape police reports 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Theft Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
City hall, 401 Independence St. Communications Consent ordinances New ordinances Appointments Liquor licenses Other...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
7:30 p.m. today Public hearings Action items Power and light committee Street committee...
Illmo Special Road District faces challenges (05/15/06)
A year ago, the Illmo Special Road District was recovering from an attempt to fold it into the Scott County Highway Department. Before the April municipal election in 2005, a small band of critics had gotten 75 signatures on a petition demanding the end of the district -- enough to put the question on the ballot...
Challenged to change (05/15/06)
Choose your family or the drugs. That was the ultimatum Shawn Barker's wife, Kim, gave him almost two years ago. On Sunday it was evident Barker chose his family. As he sat shivering inside a metal watering trough, Kim stood behind her husband and Holy Spirit Harvest Church pastor Bob Murray held Barker's hand...
Cape man's murder trial to get underway (05/15/06)
Opening statements in the trial of Justin Brown, who is accused of kidnapping and killing a Cape Girardeau County man, are scheduled to begin today in Pulaski County. Brown, 26, of 507 Cape Meadows, is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the July 7, 2002, slaying of Ralph Lee Lape Jr., 54. A co-defendant in the case, Mark A. Gill, was convicted by a jury in 2002 and sentenced to be executed...
Local students compete to benefit humane society (05/15/06)
From March to April, students at Eagle Ridge Christian School held a drive to collect change. In a campaign called "Change Changes Lives," classes competed to see which could raise the most money for the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. Teacher Beth Penfield's second-grade class won the competition between the preschool-to-grade-12 classes. ...
All for the smile: Area man brightens Easter for sick children (05/15/06)
For Cape Girardeau resident Floyd Penny, the smiles on childrens' faces are the best reward he can receive when he visits the cancer ward at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. He also helps locally by providing carriage rides and gifts for employees at VIP Industries at holiday parties. He and his wife, Loine, shop for toys or appropriate gifts in bulk and enjoy the privilege of having the extra money to be able to personally reach out and help people...
Community briefs 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
Neighborhood safety group meets Thursday Neighborhood Connection will meet Thursday at 101 Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau. The steering meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. with a social at 6, followed by the general meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and learn how to make their neighborhood a safer, healthier place...
Dexter woman lives on in campaign to benefit St. Louis Children's Hospital (05/15/06)
Southeast Missouri State University freshman Savannah Brooke Snider, 19, recently lost her lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the daughter of Stan Snider and Sheila Fuel, both of Dexter, Mo. Snider was no stranger to St. Louis Children's Hospital Child Life Development Center. She'd spent time there since before she could walk. As the recipient of a 2003 double lung transplant, she received care and support there that gave her hope...
Garden club names winners of flower show (05/15/06)
The Council of Garden Clubs of Cape Girardeau has named the winners of the "A Child's Garden of Verses Spring Flower Show" recently held at Centenary United Methodist Church. They were: n Marlene Osburn, artistic design, class one "Owl and Pussycat"...
Gov. Blunt sees half his agenda realized (05/15/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Gov. Matt Blunt laid out his legislative agenda earlier this year, he optimistically titled it "Moving Missouri Forward." Blunt's agenda moved -- but not as much has he would have liked, and not always in the direction he had envisioned...
University competing to put branch in Middle East (05/15/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri School of Journalism is one of three under consideration to be granted a branch campus in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, school officials said. The government-backed Qatar Foundation For Education, Science and Community Development will make the final decision. The other two schools, both in the United States, have not been identified...
Young, blind Missouri artist gaining attention (05/15/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Kristian Hirsch, 8, gave a crooked smile as he explained how he created his detailed duck painting on the computer. His fingers traced the lines where he had used the paintbrush tool to create the impression of wings, feet and a long curving neck. Beneath the picture were the words "DUKC." Although he spelled the word wrong, there was no mistaking this first-grader's talent...
Possible changes to Medicare drug program after today's enrollment deadline passes (05/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- A pivotal Republican is joining the congressional drive to eliminate the financial penalty for people who miss today's deadline for enrolling in the Medicare drug benefit, the latest sign of a growing rebellion against President Bush on the issue...
Report: Troops with mental health problems sent into battle (05/15/06)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for Sunday editions. The Hartford Courant, citing records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act and more than 100 interviews of families and military personnel, reported numerous cases in which the military failed to follow its own regulations in screening, treating and evacuating mentally unfit troops from Iraq.. ...
Fashion fishing: Pensacola woman luring others to upscale angling (05/15/06)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Pink rubber boots are necessary to avoid fish guts while reeling in red snapper and grouper, but are also a fashion statement and a good way to disguise unmanicured toes. Lengthy fishing trips should start with mimosas. Real "fisherwomen" needn't worry about baiting their hooks -- that's what deck hands are for...
Study: Seat belt safety campaign not reaching young males in rural areas (05/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- Seat belt use is reaching record levels, so just who are the holdouts who fail to buckle up? Often they are young men who live in rural areas and drive pickups, the government says. About 48 million people do not regularly put on seat belts when they are on the road, a figure the government's highway safety agency hopes to lower with an annual public education campaign ahead of the summer driving season...
Lawmakers: Bush plan may stretch military thin (05/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will call for thousands of National Guard troops to be deployed along the Mexico border in support of patrols aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants, White House officials said Sunday on the eve of an Oval Office address announcing the plan...
Hundreds take after-prom party to governor's front lawn (05/15/06)
ATLANTA -- Midway through a love ballad directed at their prom dates, the sea of high school students suddenly parted to allow Georgia's top politician to give the karaoke song his best shot. Wearing a trendy visor and a neon green glow stick around his neck, Gov. Sonny Perdue joined the group in belting "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."...
Searchers find body at bottom of Grand Canyon (05/15/06)
PHOENIX -- Crews searching for a Japanese tourist found a body at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but it was not known if the body was that of the visitor. Tomomi Hanamure, 24, of Tokyo, has been missing since last Monday, when she checked in at a lodge in the village of Supai on the canyon's floor. But she apparently never slept in the room and her belongings were still there Tuesday morning, said Coconino County Sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair...
States again considering the spaceport business (05/15/06)
LOS ANGELES -- The promise of blasting thrill-seeking tourists into space is fueling an unprecedented rush to build snazzy commercial spaceports. The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing proposals from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to be gateways for private space travel. Depending on how environmental reviews and other requirements go, approval could come as early as this year and the sites could be ferrying space tourists soon after...
Iran's president rejects European offer of incentives (05/15/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president said Sunday it was pointless for Europe to devise an incentive package if it required Tehran to stop enriching uranium -- effectively thwarting the latest international diplomatic effort before it even began. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke on state television after returning from Indonesia, where he was warmly welcomed and won developing nations' support for the peaceful production of nuclear energy...
Suicide bombers strike Sunday near airport, killing 14 people (05/15/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A pair of suicide car bombers killed 14 people Sunday in the biggest insurgent assault in months on the main road to Baghdad's airport, and other attacks killed a dozen more Iraqis and two American soldiers elsewhere in the capital...
District dogfight looms (05/15/06)
The Notre Dame baseball team opens the Class 3 District 1 tournament against Fredericktown today, but athletes throughout the school have plenty of interest in a possible semifinal matchup with Sikeston. The rivalry between Notre Dame and Sikeston in boys sports has nearly surpassed Notre Dame's natural area rivalries in recent years. The two schools have met in the district tournament the past two years in soccer, basketball and baseball...
Redhawks salvage final game of series (05/15/06)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team avoided a sweep with a much-needed 13-7 victory Sunday over Morehead State in the finale of a three-game Ohio Valley Conference road series. The victory moved the Redhawks into seventh place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, one game behind sixth-place Tennessee Tech, which was swept by Samford over the weekend. ...
Rain postpones qualifying for second consecutive day (05/15/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Frustration is mounting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Drivers and fans will have to wait another week for qualifying. Rain, which has cut short or canceled every practice session since the track opened for Indy 500 practice last Tuesday, held off just long enough Sunday to give everyone a little taste of what they're missing...
Hurricanes oust Devils in five games (05/15/06)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal on a power play midway through the second period, rookie goalie Cam Ward steadied himself following a rocky start and Carolina beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 Sunday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final...
Sizzling Heat reel off three straight over Nets (05/15/06)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Nets can't stop Dwyane Wade, and on Sunday they couldn't solve Antoine Walker or Udonis Haslem, either. Now they have to figure out something much tougher -- how to come back from a 3-1 deficit. Wade had 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat New Jersey 102-92 to move within a game of a second straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals...
Wetterich makes Byron Nelson title his first on PGA Tour (05/15/06)
Brett Wetterich went from frustration to elation -- with a twinge of sadness -- in the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. When the final putt dropped for his first PGA Tour victory, Wetterich pumped his arms into the air and smiled. He was also fighting back tears...
Rookie tight ends compete for jobs (05/15/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams went into this year's draft wanting to improve the tight end position. They certainly invested a lot of resources in that goal. The Rams drafted Colorado's Joe Klopfenstein in the second round and Dominique Byrd of USC in the third round. Feeling good about those choices, they traded starting tight end Brandon Manumaleuna to San Diego on the second day of the draft...
Cards let ugly one get away (05/15/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Another stingy start by Chris Carpenter got wasted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Chad Tracy hit a tiebreaking two-run double in a four-run seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned three St. Louis errors into three unearned runs against last year's NL Cy Young winner in a 7-6 victory on Sunday...
Global Cafe to open in three weeks (05/15/06)
Still lamenting the loss of Shangrila and Cafe Azu, the Indian and European-style restaurants that closed last year? Then you'll be glad to know that popular menu items from both of those restaurants are being incorporated into Global Cafe, which is opening in Cape Girardeau in about three weeks...
Concord, Insta-Print moving to Missourian building (05/15/06)
Concord Publishing House and Insta-Print -- which offer commercial printing services and high-speed copying -- are moving this week into their new digs at 307 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. "It just made sense," said Mike Tenholder, Concord's general manager. "It will allow us to do some more things and offer more service to the customer."...
For a few specks of the precious metal, life changes in isolated Nevada town (05/15/06)
EUREKA, Nev. -- The gold at the Ruby Hill Mine is microscopic, specks of specks that amount to a few ounces in every 100 tons of rock carved from the earth. It is embedded hundreds of feet beneath the rocky floor of the high desert, tawny and stubbled with sagebrush, toothy ridges dusted with snow...
Business memo 05/15/06 (05/15/06)
Wieser Honda awarded Honda's highest honor Wieser Honda of Cape Girardeau has earned the Honda President's Award for outstanding performance in 2005. The award is presented to the Honda dealership that exhibits excellence in all areas of operation. Of the more than 1,000 Honda auto dealerships in the United States, 176 qualified for the award. This is the eighth time Wieser Honda has received the President's Award...
People on the move 05/15/06 (05/15/06)
Workforce Development hires Southeast grad Workforce Employment Solutions in Cape Girardeau has announced the addition of Brigitte Kinnaman as a human resource generalist. Kinnaman joined the team in April as staffing specialist for the organization. ...
James Bridges (05/15/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- James Edward "Jim" Bridges, 76, of rural Tamms, Ill., died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Elco, Ill., son of Clarence Edward and Ruby Marie West Bridges. He and Mary Elizabeth McGuire Bridges were married and she preceded him in death. He and May Sherry Bridges were married and she preceded him in death...
Out of the past 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
25 years ago: May 15, 1981 Cape Girardeau will be the focus of an article scheduled to appear in about two weeks in U.S. News and World Report; emphasis of the article will be the degree to which governmental regulations affect and influence the institutions in a typical American community of less than 50,000 population...
Tuned-in projects (05/15/06)
Each year participants in Leadership Cape present community-improvement projects ranging from the practical-minded to meringue-covered pies in the sky. This year's dream project would create a $10 million science center with an IMAX theater. More affordable is the plan for Galaxy Park, an observatory for viewing the night sky. It would make use of a former landfill north of the city and cost an estimated $50,000...
Speak Out 5/15/06 (05/15/06)
Market location; Floyd for governor; Other fuel sources; Fix the potholes; Big help; Dangerous lights; Mysterious UFO; Limited similarity; School services; Beginning of life
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