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Stories from Monday, May 22, 2006

Graduation honors absent classmates (05/22/06)
Miracles occurred during the past four years at Notre Dame Regional High School. That's the message Brother David Anthony Migliorino, principal, delivered to the 2006 graduating class at its commencement ceremony on Sunday afternoon. It was the students who performed miracles of friendship, courage, strength and faith while attending Notre Dame, Migliorino said. "You have made miracles happen every day," he told the students. "And I too believe in miracles because of you."...
Cape residents ready for competition to get in shape (05/22/06)
Area businesses are gearing up for the 5th annual Shape Up Cape campaign. The four-month-long exercise competition is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members formed teams of up to 10 people whoz agree to exercise from May 21 to Aug. 19. More than 60 teams have signed up for the competition...
Flying solo (05/22/06)
Some area vocational school students can't keep their feet on the ground. For them, the real learning takes place up in the sky as they pilot a Cessna. The Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center started the aviation course last fall with the approval of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School officials claim it's the first vocational school program in the nation to allow high school students to fly an airplane...
Results from last week's online poll (05/22/06)
The Southeast Missourian's online poll asked, "Should the U.S. government have access to phone records without a court order?" Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100. (581 votes) Posted comments:...
City preps entry for All America competition (05/22/06)
Cape Girardeau is preparing to put its best foot forward when it takes the stage in Anaheim, Calif., June 10 for the National Civic League's annual All America City competition. Dr. Kenn Stilson, chair of the department of theater and dance at Southeast Missouri State University, will direct the performance. He met with his ensemble cast for the first time Thursday at the Rose Theatre...
Seven Girl Scouts receive Gold Award (05/22/06)
A Girl Scout recognition ceremony for Girl Scouts of the Otahki Council was held at the Elks Lodge 639 recently. Gold and Silver Award pins and a dinner were sponsored by the Elks for the graduating senior Girl Scouts and their parents. Seven girls received Scouting's highest honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award, which focuses on a Girl Scout's interests and personal journey through leadership skills, career explorations, self-improvement and service...
Preserving independence: Canine program helps Cape woman with cerebral palsy (05/22/06)
Gina Ventucci, a psycho-social rehabilitation worker who runs a support group for the disabled at Someone's Treasure on Broadway, has had cerebral palsy since her premature birth. She was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy when she was in college. When the two flare up, it's a nightmare. But help from a service dog is like having working arms and legs for Ventucci...
Community briefs 5/22/06 (05/22/06)
Letter carriers sponsor stamp out hunger drive The 14th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, was held recently. Letter carriers from Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City collected nonperishable food items for local food banks. With the community's help, nearly 10,000 pounds in donations were collected by the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1015...
A pillow to rest on is a woman's passion (05/22/06)
GILMAN CITY, Mo. -- Word was, Liberty Hospital needed pillows for its patients. Lots of them. So when 82-year-old Ellen Sadler heard the news last July, she got to work. And she never stopped. The homemaker's living room has been transformed into an assembly line. Bolts of cloth are spread on a pingpong table, measured, then precisely cut. Sadler sews, boxes and repeats...
Festival ends after fights, thefts (05/22/06)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A community carnival was shut down early because of fights and thefts from vendors. Fights broke out Saturday afternoon at Florence Days, leading to chaos at the park where the event was held. Event co-chairman Dick Brown said about 20 police officers were called to the scene to help two officers who were hired for security...
Experts say bans might curb smoking but won't snuff out habit (05/22/06)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Even in pouring rain and biting cold, Lisa McQuillen walks halfway around the building for a cigarette during breaks from her register at a smoke-free Bloomington grocery store. McQuillen says she'll be stepping away from a beer and friends as well next year under new laws that will add Bloomington and neighboring Normal to a growing wave of Illinois cities with bans on smoking in bars and restaurants...
Authorities: Baton Rouge man shot in-laws during church, abducted wife and children (05/22/06)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A man gunned down four of his in-laws during a morning church service Sunday, abducted his wife and then shot her to death before he was captured nearby, authorities said. Church members wept as they watched investigators examine evidence and search for clues. Anthony Bell, 25, of Baton Rouge, was arrested at an apartment complex, where his wife was found dead, police said...
Iraqi leader vows to put down insurgency (05/22/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's new prime minister promised Sunday to use "maximum force" if necessary to end the brutal insurgent and sectarian violence wracking the country, while a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen people at a restaurant in downtown Baghdad...
Miners describe weeks trapped underground (05/22/06)
CANBERRA, Australia -- The two Australian miners trapped underground for two weeks said Sunday in their first interview that they wrote farewell messages to their families on their own skin in case they died. Brant Webb, 37, and Todd Russell, 34, were close to tears as they described moments of desperation in a paid four-hour interview with Australian television's Nine Network...
Johnson wins Nextel All-Star Challenge (05/22/06)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Winning yet another race at Lowe's Motor Speedway guarantees Jimmie Johnson absolutely nothing. He learned that the last three years, when his domination at his "home" track failed to win him a Nextel Cup championship. This time, he hopes, will be different...
Hornish will start at pole for Indy 500 (05/22/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pole-sitter Sam Hornish Jr. had a bit of a scare Sunday on a relatively uneventful Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the day the 33-car field was set for May 28 Indianapolis 500, Hornish was practicing in his backup car when he lost control and slid into one of the safety barriers lining the 2.5-mile oval...
Sluggers meet as Cards visit San Francisco (05/22/06)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Barry Bonds and Albert Pujols: The aging slugger against his heir apparent. How about that for adding to the intrigue of Bonds' pursuit to pass the Babe? Bonds' quest to move past Babe Ruth and into sole possession of second place on the career home run list is headed for San Francisco, where the Giants open a three-game series tonight against Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals...
Herron captures Colonial on second hole of playoff (05/22/06)
Tim Herron won the Colonial for his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, beating Richard Johnson with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff in Fort Worth, Texas. "This winning thing isn't that easy," Herron said after his winning 9 1/2-foot birdie putt on the 382-yard 17th hole...
Ducks grab 2-0 lead in Western final (05/22/06)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves, Fernando Pisani and Chris Pronger scored key goals, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 3-1 Sunday night to take a commanding lead in the Western Conference finals. The Oilers own a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series and a six-game playoff winning streak. They will take both back home, where they've defeated the Ducks 12 in a row, dating to 1999...
Derby champ responds well to leg surgery (05/22/06)
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Barbaro underwent more than five hours of surgery Sunday to repair rear leg bones he'd broken in the Preakness, calmly awoke from anesthesia and "practically jogged back to his stall" for something to eat. His survival, however, is still 50-50...
Cards turn I-70 series into one-way street (05/22/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Albert Pujols is at the plate, there is no such thing as wasting a pitch. Kansas City right-hander Scott Elarton learned the hard way Sunday when his delivery to the extreme outer part of the plate was driven by Pujols to the opposite field and into the Royals' bullpen...
Pistons halt upstart Cavaliers in seven games (05/22/06)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- In a single half, the Detroit Pistons taught LeBron James everything he needs to know about defense in the playoffs -- and finished off yet another series comeback. While Detroit moves on to its fourth straight Eastern Conference finals, the 21-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is left to ponder his dizzying lesson...
New Rhodes by bridge to start going up this fall (05/22/06)
For decades there were two choices for gasoline at the old Mississippi River bridge -- Rhodes 101 and Bi-State Southern. It will be the same choice near the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge as plans move forward on the new $1 million Rhodes. The Bi-State opened near the corner of Highway 74 and Sprigg Street shortly after the new bridge opened...
Memorable memorials: New hearse service wants to add special touch to funerals (05/22/06)
Decades after they were replaced by their modern-day counterparts, horse-drawn hearses have continued to add a sentimental touch to funerals for the likes of Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks and soul singer Aaliyah. Steve Stroder of Jackson is hoping there's a local market for such a service that he says adds a "touch of class and dignity" for the funerals of loved ones, especially those who happened to be horse-lovers...
AAA: Slight uptick in holiday travel (05/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans driving and flying over the Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to rise only slightly this year as consumers respond to the rising cost of airfares, hotel rooms and motor fuel, according to travel agency AAA...
Travel costs rising, but bargains still possible (05/22/06)
The cost of travel has been going up all year and that is making it difficult -- but not impossible -- to find summertime bargains. The U.S. travel industry is enjoying greater pricing power in large part because it has succeeded in minimizing the supply of airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars at a time when demand for these services is rising. Fliers are also paying more as airlines pass along their soaring jet-fuel expenses...
Homes may save boomers' retirement (05/22/06)
NEW YORK -- It's no secret that baby boomers have not been diligent about saving for retirement, but that doesn't mean they don't have assets. Many live in homes that have appreciated greatly in value in recent years as real estate prices have soared...
Business memo 05/22/06 (05/22/06)
Drury Co. receives Firestone award Drury Co. is a recipient of the 2006 Firestone Master Contractor Award and the Inner Circle of Quality Award from Firestone Building Products Co. The awards recognize Drury Co. for its dedication to installing quality roofing systems. With this year's announcement, Drury Co. has received each award three times...
Plant in Jackson adds 24 to payroll (05/22/06)
Rubbermaid, which had laid off about 250 employees over the last 18 months, has added 24 new positions, thanks to a new piece of equipment and transferring some of its overseas business to its Jackson plant. "It's a sign that the shelving business is strong and that the company wants to invest more into the Jackson facility," said Bill Cofield, Rubbermaid's director of operations...
People on the move 05/22/06 (05/22/06)
Ophthalmologist awarded fellowship At a recent meeting in Orlando, Fla., the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmologists awarded Dr. Todd J. Lumsden a fellowship in his practice of ophthalmology. Lumsden practices with Eye Consultants Inc. at 64 Doctors' Park. He joined the group in 1997 and specializes in cataract and implant surgery using both single and multifocal implants, treatment of glaucoma and diseases of the eye, including laser surgery...
Dorris Payne (05/22/06)
Dorris Odell Payne, 72, of Wardell, Mo., died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at his residence in Wardell. He was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Pemiscot County, son of Lorenzo and Cecil Rone Payne. He and Katherine Pauline Eifert were married in 1957 and she preceded him in death...
Brett Plemons (05/22/06)
Brett Eric Plemons, 15, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. He was born Aug. 11, 1990, son of Bobby Gene Plemons II and Marilyn Witzman Rice...
Craig Buerck (05/22/06)
Craig Buerck, 50, of Altenburg, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. He and Sally Schmidt were married and she survives of the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
Roger Hinkebein (05/22/06)
Roger Hinkebein, 54, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Lois Edwards (05/22/06)
Lois Lea Edwards, 76, of Jackson, joined her heavenly Father on Sunday, May 21, 2006. She passed away at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She resided at the Monticello House the past four years. She was born Sept. 5, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of Troy and Myrtle Wade Hobeck. She and Billie F. Edwards were married July 30, 1949, in Pickett, Ark. He passed away Oct. 20, 1997...
Cape police reports 5/22/06 (05/22/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Assault Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape fire reports 5/22/06 (05/22/06)
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Out of the past 5/22/06 (05/22/06)
25 years ago: May 22, 1981 EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- A number of Alexander County residents are beginning to realize the effects of a countywide reassessment started two years ago, and they don't like it; a group of county residents has met weekly since May 5, including a meeting of about 60 property owners last night, trying to organize a protest of their 1981 tax bills...
School funding (05/22/06)
Over the past several years the Cape Girardeau School District has seen several tight years for funding. These turned into what have been called "million-dollar panics" by some community observers, because the funding shortfall always seemed to be that amount...
Speak Out 5/22/06 (05/22/06)
Parking squeeze; Taxes top cost; Political robbery; Unjust action; Paying for landscaping; School safety; Family savings; Smart move; Legal immigration; Please reconsider; Spanish required; Matter of choice; I'll ride the CAT; It takes a smile
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