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Stories from Friday, May 19, 2006

Bob Dolle: The (bypassed) heart of western swing in Southeast Missouri (05/19/06)
Not even open-heart surgery would prevent Bob Dolle from pursuing his passion. Less than two weeks ago the 75-year-old Cape Girardeau musician underwent a quadruple bypass, and he's not shy about showing his scars. "I'm doing real well," he says beaming before unbuttoning his shirt and show off the remnants of an incision from nearly his throat to his waist...
Man charged with beating girlfriend's 7-year-old son (05/19/06)
A 250-pound construction worker accused of severely beating his girlfriend's 7-year-old son was in the Scott County jail Wednesday with a bond set at $525,000. Travis W. Eaker, 27, of 2800 Woodlawn Drive, No. 57, Scott City, was initially jailed on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a child, with a bond set at $25,000. ...
Former Cape firefighter dies (05/19/06)
Longtime area firefighter Calvin Lynch died Thursday at the age of 78. During his 40 years with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, he served as firefighter, fire captain and fire inspector. He retired from the department 19 years ago. "He was a strong leader, very decisive. ...
Health inspectors checking temporary food stands (05/19/06)
Last year, the Cape Girardeau County health inspectors were responsible for protecting more than 150,000 people from food poisoning at temporary food stands. Throughout the summer, outdoor events bring a large number of the food stands to Cape Girardeau County. Last year, the health department inspected 95 stands at 11 special events...
Animal shelter holding open house (05/19/06)
It's been almost a year since the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Jackson opened the doors to its "cattery," and business is purring. "We just want people to know who we are, to come here and look around because we've got some really nice cats here in need of a good home," said Alice Wybert, president of the organization...
Honoring a classmate (05/19/06)
Standing in their bright blue graduation gowns, students brushed backed tears Thursday as they watched Notre Dame Regional High School officials and Catholic priests dedicate a leafy maple tree on the school grounds in memory of classmate Tyler Glaus...
Sikeston leaders unsure of MoDOT railroad proposal (05/19/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Leaders in Sikeston don't yet know how they stand on MoDOT's safety recommendations for an alternative route to Union Pacific Railroad's acquisition of track between Rockview and Sikeston in Scott County. But they do know they would've preferred to have had a say in the recommendations before they were made public...
Brown guilty of murder (05/19/06)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- A 26-year-old man was convicted Thursday in the 2002 abduction and slaying of a Cape Girardeau County man and could be sentenced to death. Following a four-day jury trial, Justin Brown of Cape Girardeau was found guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the July 7, 2002, slaying of Ralph Lee Lape Jr., 54...
Region digest 05/19/06 (05/19/06)
Scott Co. war memorial to be discussed Monday BENTON, Mo. -- The first public meeting will be held to discuss the Scott County war memorial at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the County Commission meeting room at the courthouse in Benton. Families of war dead and those interested in contributing to the project are welcome to attend...
Small quake rattles town near St. Louis (05/19/06)
OLYMPIAN VILLAGE, Mo. -- A 2.9-magnitude earthquake rattled residents but caused no injuries or significant damage Thursday morning in parts of Jefferson County, south of St. Louis. The quake was centered near the towns of Olympian Village and De Soto, said Julie Martinez, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Society's Earthqake Center in Golden, Colo. It occurred at 8:01 a.m...
St. Charles paramedics rescue newborn from trash bin (05/19/06)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Todd Ferring climbed into the trash bin behind a restaurant, reached down and pulled up the baby, the placenta and umbilical cord still attached. He assumed the girl was stillborn as he gave her to fellow emergency medical technician Matt Schafer...
Sedona is roomier, more powerful, restyled (05/19/06)
Minivans have a bad rap these days as boring family vehicles. The truth is new minivans are impressively stocked with amenities, have some of the best safety ratings around and can offer good value. The latest example is Kia's 2006 Sedona. It's the second-generation Sedona minivan and is roomier, restyled inside and out, has more equipment than ever and is more powerful -- with 242 horsepower -- than its predecessor...
No prosecution demoralizes Border Patrol (05/19/06)
SAN DIEGO -- An American teenager was caught sneaking two illegal immigrants in the trunk of a stolen Acura in September 2004. Chances are he wasn't too worried: It was the third time in two weeks he had been caught smuggling migrants, one or two at a time...
Eagles snare crown (05/19/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Advance's Jeremy Limbaugh and Oran's Chase Seyer hooked up in a pitcher's duel last season in the Class 1 District 2 championship game, which Advance pulled out 2-1. Limbaugh held the Eagles to six hits in last year's championship game, and he hurled five innings of shutout ball in a win over Oran earlier this season...
Central's Kinder ready for second dip in state waters (05/19/06)
Last year was the first year Central junior Hannah Kinder swam year-round. The move paid off, as Kinder established herself as one of the premier swimmers in the state with a pair of third-place finishes at the state meet and plenty of success in national meets as well...
Shoddy defense haunts Kelly in 15-8 loss to Valle in Class 2 (05/19/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- An old enemy cropped up and ruined Kelly's comeback bid Thursday in the Class 2 District 2 championship game at Perryville City Park. A couple of defensive miscues opened the door for seven unearned runs in the eighth inning, as second-seeded Ste. Genevieve Valle Catholic topped the top-seeded Hawks 15-8...
Saxony baseball wins its first district title (05/19/06)
For all the success Saxony Lutheran sports teams have had in the school's relatively brief existence, the baseball squad had felt a bit left out. Not any longer, after the Crusaders completed a dominant run through the Class 1 District 3 tournament with Thursday's 13-3, five-inning win over defending champion Valley of Caledonia at Oak Ridge High School...
Ex-Kelly star Stuckey to coach at Oran (05/19/06)
Former Kelly and Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Denver Stuckey has been hired as Oran's boys basketball coach. Stuckey officially signed the contract Thursday. Along with his duties as head basketball coach, Stuckey will also take over as athletic director and serve as an assistant baseball coach...
Demo Days stoke golf fever with metal buffet (05/19/06)
Spring is the time when most golfers wipe the dust off clubs after a long winter. For others, the process involves more than a rag. With technology moving faster than a ball on a slick green at Augusta National, keeping one's golf equipment up to date is one way to help upgrade a golf game and help deal with the rust...
For Todds, racing is family affair (05/19/06)
Last year was Mark Todd's rookie season as a dirt-track racer, but Todd is no stranger to the track. "I've been around it my whole life." said Todd, 38, a Jackson resident. Mark's father, Charlie Todd, also was a race-car driver and competed at tracks across the region for the better part of four decades, finally hanging it up after the 1993 season...
Cink takes easy way to lead at Colonial (05/19/06)
Stewart Cink was swinging and thinking well during the first round of the Colonial. Combined with an uncharacteristic light breeze on a pristine course, the result was predictable. "It almost feels like it's too easy to play," Cink said after shooting 6-under 64 Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas...
Toyota still feels resistence as it prepares to enter circuit in 2007 (05/19/06)
Sitting on a crowded concrete floor in the new Toyota Racing Development, USA shop, among the many tubeframe chassis and race trucks in various stages of readiness, are the unfinished chassis for a NASCAR Car of Tomorrow, a completed 2006 Camry race car and an almost done 2007 Camry version...
Preakness winners arise from Derby losers (05/19/06)
BALTIMORE -- A Kentucky Derby loser isn't necessarily a Preakness loser. Afleet Alex proved that last year by rebounding to win not just the Preakness but the Belmont Stakes. Point Given did the same thing in 2001. And while 20 of the past 22 Preakness winners also ran in the Derby, more than half -- 12 -- didn't win the first of the three Triple Crown races...
Rested Ducks ready to return to desperate hockey (05/19/06)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Call the Mighty Ducks well-rested, or excited to play again. Just don't imply they might be off their game after a weeklong layoff. "Rusty's not a word other than our nickname for [Ruslan] Salei. Rusty's not a word in our vocabulary," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said Thursday as the Ducks prepared to open the Western Conference finals against Edmonton...
Carpenter seeks run support against KC (05/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter is every bit as dominating this season, with very little to show for it. Carpenter, who won 21 games and the NL Cy Young award last year, has a 1.98 ERA that is among the best in the major leagues. A lack of support has saddled him with a so-so 3-2 record after nine starts...
Cards give Pujols a break, but not Mets (05/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A day off for Albert Pujols could not stall the St. Louis Cardinals. Scott Spiezio had two hits and two RBIs starting in place of the NL MVP, and Jason Marquis pitched into the eighth inning for his second consecutive strong outing in a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday...
Sports briefs 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
Basketball; Colleges; Sailing; Tennis
Golf history never repeats (05/19/06)
History. As far as I know, I've never made history. I've been one to let others do whatever it takes to wind up in history books. If what they do works, I'm inclined to follow. Call me a follower. I'm telling you this because history is about to be made right here in Cape Girardeau. And I intend to be part of it. So can you...
Cape's Those Guys ready for their introduction (05/19/06)
Those Guys hope soon you'll know them by name. Who are Those Guys, you ask? They're an experiment in comedy -- Cape Girardeau's first try at an improv comedy team in the style of "Whose Line Is It Anyway." The brain child of River City Players Bart Elfrink and Kevin Alexander, the group has honed its improv skills for months in preparation for its debut public performance May 26 at the Cup 'N' Cork Cafe...
Big fish, little fish: Trout Fishing in America headlines music at ArtsCape (05/19/06)
For 30 years they've been in the game, delivering a strange brew of sounds to audiences -- both child and adult -- across the country. They float somewhere between notoriety and obscurity -- nominated for two Grammy awards but sustaining for those decades as independent artists on their own label...
At the theaters 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
New at the theaters Starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina. In Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre -- a museum employee has been murdered. Near his body is a strange cipher. To solve the riddle, Langdon joins with the victim's daughter, French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, and learns of a centuries-old conspiracy surrounding the Priory of Sion, a secret society dating back to the days of Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci. ...
Artifacts 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
Wells exhibition opens in university museum today...
Calvin Lynch (05/19/06)
Calvin W. Lynch, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday May 18, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 29, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of John Burge and Mary Elizabeth Long Lynch. He and Germaine Scherer were married April 12, 1945, in Cape Girardeau...
Glenn Tripp (05/19/06)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Glenn E. Tripp, 83, of Cobden died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, near Goreville, Ill., due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 19, 1922, in Union County, Ill., son of Dugan and Agnes Highland Tripp. He and Iragene Williams were married Dec. 31, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, and she died Aug. 5, 2001...
Alma Tucker (05/19/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alma J. Tucker, 91, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was born May 8, 1915, in Saratoga, Ill., daughter of John A. and Christina Knupp Harris. She and Kenneth E. Tucker were married Jan. 14, 1933. He died March 4, 1977...
Daniel Poe (05/19/06)
Daniel Franklin Poe, 58, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday May 17, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Hayward Joseph and Verna Mae Ussery Poe. He and Betty Lou Johnson were married Aug. 15, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Va. She died Aug. 12, 2003...
Donald Choate (05/19/06)
Donald Elbert Choate, 72, of Scott City died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Scenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Herculaneum, Mo. He was born March 26, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elvis and Ruth Yates Choate. He and Bobbie Jean Stevens were married June 27, 1959, in Bollinger County...
Births 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
Baker; Laird; Goodin; Montgomery; Woodall; Burkhalter
Cape/Jackson police reports 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
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Cape fire reports 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
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Out of the past 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
25 years ago: May 19, 1981 After months of near drought conditions, the weather story for Cape Girardeau has turned into a soggy saga; thunderstorms that rolled through the city yesterday brought with them a drenching 2.82 inches of rain, swelling creek banks and turning farmers' fields into mudholes...
Questionable leave (05/19/06)
When Fred Ferrell of Charleston, Mo., was tapped in January 2005 by Gov. Matt Blunt to become the state's agriculture director, farmers across the state recognized that a seasoned farmer who knows the ins and outs of Missouri's vital agribusiness interests would have an important role in Jefferson City...
Peer restraint is senseless practice (05/19/06)
To the editor: I'd like to express displeasure with a practice being utilized in a local youth facility, the Girardot Center. The practice in question, commonly known as peer restraint, involves employing youths to restrain another youth who loses composure or behaves irrationally. ...
Comic shouldn't scare the public (05/19/06)
To the editor: I sincerely hope the May 11 installment of the comic "Baby Blues" was supposed to be a parody. Needless scaremongering over mercury in fish can frighten parents into cutting this brain food out of their kids' diets. As with many food scares, the current fish fracas will eventually die down, at which point "Baby Blues" creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott may once again declare fish to be healthy. ...
Immigrants must accept our laws (05/19/06)
To the editor: Karl Marx's doctrine, which socialists and communists promote so incessantly, hinges on policies that destroy the middle class before it can gain total control of a country. Diversity is not what makes a country great. Diversity leads to an adversity. Adversity leads to anarchy. Immigrants must adapt to American immigration policies. America must enforce laws already on the books...
Patrolman's death deserved coverage (05/19/06)
To the editor: National Police Week is May 14-20. I would like to take this time to honor the memory of Cpl. John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro Jr., who died in the line of duty on Aug. 17, 2005, while reconstructing a fatal accident near Springfield, Mo...
Speak Out 5/19/06 (05/19/06)
Try school buses; Still waiting; Organic solution; Mexico's role; Keep the garden; Johnny had it right; Not a bad life; Need parents' help; City's heart; MoDOT not mowing; Not another Bush; Some parents can't; Tax support; Public abuse
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