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Stories from Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Foundation awards $893,802 to Southeast Missouri agencies (06/06/06)
Seven area organizations have received nearly $900,000 in grants from Missouri Foundation for Health as part of its basic support funding effort. The two-year grants help organizations maintain existing programs and services, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. Locally, these organizations received funding:...
Last man involved in Kentucky Fried Chicken robbery sentenced (06/06/06)
A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for his part in an armed robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken in July 2005. Jimmy L. Walker, 30, was on the lam for seven months before he was finally arrested in Charleston, Mo. in April on charges of first-degree armed robbery and armed criminal action...
Cape County wants list of roads that would be paved (06/06/06)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Monday directed the county's road chief to present them with a list showing which roads would be paved during the next five years if voters approve a sales tax hike. The list, based on which roads are ready for paving under the county's rules, will also show which roads would be delayed if voters reject the tax. Commissioners plan a public hearing on June 19 for input on the road plan...
Bid for county clerk could leave Jackson mayoral seat open (06/06/06)
The outcome of the Republican primary for Cape Girardeau County clerk could open up the seat for mayor of Jackson. Paul Sander, who has served as Jackson's mayor for the past 13 years, is in a race for county clerk against Kara Clark, director of sales for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau...
Cape teen's film takes on social issues (06/06/06)
Hunger. Disease. Homelessness. Poverty. Between the words -- written in a visually stark white against a black background -- images flash of starving children with huge eyes, homeless men and other representations of the millions of people living on the verge of death daily...
Elderly man latest victim of identity theft (06/06/06)
A 91-year-old Cape Girardeau man lost thousands of dollars in an apparent identity-theft case discovered by the man's caretaker, police said Monday. Cape Girardeau police spokesman Jason Selzer said 13 incidents of withdrawals and online payments to a credit card were reported during a period between March and the end of May...
Cape city council reverses course on sales-tax holiday (06/06/06)
Saying he was responding to phone calls and not "Speak Out," Mayor Jay Knudtson and a majority of the Cape Girardeau city council changed their vote on the contentious sales-tax holiday. "Perception is power," Knudtson said. "I've come to the conclusion that there is no way we can get to enough people this year to make our case," he said...
Area UFO expert Dr. Harley Rutledge, 80, dies (06/06/06)
Dr. Harley Rutledge, 80, former chairman of the physics department at Southeast Missouri State University and UFO expert, died Monday at the Missouri Veterans Home. Rutledge first joined the physics department at the university in 1963. He was department chairman there from 1964 to 1982. He retired from teaching in 1992...
Jackson aldermen turn down subdivision's new plat (06/06/06)
Jackson's Board of Aldermen unanimously voted against the approval of the preliminary plat for Jackson Ridge Estates Subdivision at its regular meeting Tuesday night. An original plat of the subdivision, which is off Route PP and behind Cathy, Hillcrest and Carolyn streets in Jackson, was previously approved by the aldermen in March. ...
Conservation department looking for wounded goose (06/06/06)
Bill Eddleman says whoever shot and wounded a Canadian goose with an arrow needs to know one thing: "They're idiots, what can I say?" Eddleman said. "I get bothered when people do stuff like that. The fact that somebody would do something like that is just cruel."...
County transit authority likely to sign contract today (06/06/06)
The long-awaited final act that will give Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority control of public transportation inside Cape Girardeau city limits should be completed today. A contract detailing what parts of Kelley Transportation Co. Inc. the authority will purchase for $360,000 was finished Monday and, barring any last-minute glitches, will be signed today, said Jeff Brune, executive director of the authority...
Former Project Hope employee faces charges of forgery (06/06/06)
A former employee of Project Hope, a Cape Girardeau-based faith organization, was in jail Monday evening on charges of forging $22,582 worth of checks on the charity's account. Sherma S. Wilks, 38, of 3916 Hopper Drive, must post a $22,500 cash bond to be released, an amount set to deliberately mirror her alleged thefts, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said. ...
Black bear killed by car in Jackson (06/06/06)
Four or five bear sightings have been reported north of Jackson this year. The latest occurred much closer to home Sunday, when a car struck and killed a 200-pound black bear on East Jackson Boulevard in the city limits. Two 16-year-old girls from Jackson in the car were not seriously injured in the 9:30 p.m. accident...
Nuisance cleanup easier in Scott City (06/06/06)
Scott City will now have more authority to clean up nuisance violations in the city limits more quickly. Monday night the city council voted 7-0 to pass an ordinance expediting the process of cleaning up nuisances. Under the old rules the city had to wait 60 days before it could take the initiative to clean up a nuisance like high grass with city labor or prisoner labor...
Annual festival starts Thursday in Scott City (06/06/06)
Scott City will hold its 30th annual Mid-Summer Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Scott City Park. Events open Thursday with a special early opening of carnival rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday events kick off with the gates opening at 4 p.m., followed by the Mid-South Fair Talent Show at 5 p.m. The washer contest begins at 8 p.m. along with the adult karaoke contest...
Cape man accused of peeping at tanning salon patron (06/06/06)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of peeking at the patron of a tanning salon through a hole in the wall was charged Monday with invasion of privacy. Bradley T. Isaac, 33, of 2300 Jane Drive, was issued a summons to appear in court on July 3 for arraignment, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said...
Learning briefs 6/6/06 (06/06/06)
Min named to Boys State; The following students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.:
Salvation Army caters search party in Lodi, Mo. (06/06/06)
A Salvation Army disaster canteen or mobile feeding kitchen from Cape Girardeau is providing food and beverages to a search party of about 175 people in and around Lodi, Mo. The group is searching for an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing for 48 hours. The Salvation army will remain as long as it is needed...
Jackson aldermen action 6/6/06 (06/06/06)
Action Items Street Committee...
Company paid taxes to wrong city (06/06/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It seems that a name, after all, isn't everything. A state audit of taxes paid by telephone companies to various municipalities, released Monday, found some discrepancies in the figures reported -- including a mistake that has cost the city of Augusta thousands of dollars...
Making OVC tourney helps soften Redhawks' second straight losing season (06/06/06)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan feared the Redhawks might suffer through their share of growing pains this season. That turned out to be the case, but perhaps it was even more extreme than Hogan envisioned. Southeast posted its worst overall and Ohio Valley Conference records of Hogan's 12 seasons at the helm of his alma mater...
Southeast's NCAA compliance director steps down (06/06/06)
Even though Southeast Missouri State's compliance director has stepped down, athletic director Don Kaverman said that should not affect the NCAA's ongoing investigation of the university's women's basketball program. Alicia Scott recently resigned after more than 20 years at Southeast, including the past 10 as assistant athletic director for compliance and student services...
Cape jr. legion splits doubleheader (06/06/06)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team split a home doubleheader with Scott County on Monday. Scott County won the opening game 6-1, and Cape used a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win in the second game. Trey Miller came off the bench for the game-winning hit for Cape (3-4). Nick Allen had three hits in the second game for Cape, and Alex Shell and Blake Smith had two hits apiece. Tyler Brandt picked up the win...
Wie falters in bid to make U.S. Open (06/06/06)
SUMMIT, N.J. -- Michelle Wie failed in her bid to become the first woman to play in the U.S. Open, teasing a frenzied gallery for 27 holes until three straight bogeys Monday afternoon sent her to a 3-over 75 and into the middle of the pack. "Obviously, I'm disappointed I didn't make it," she said. "I'm satisfied with the way I tried. I played my hardest out there."...
Hingis, Nadal keep title hopes on track (06/06/06)
PARIS -- If it all seems so long ago, that's because it was. Five years since Martina Hingis was last in the French Open quarterfinals, seven years since she was a sobbing, petulant mess while losing in the final of the only major she hasn't won. Back on tour after a three-year injury hiatus, Hingis suddenly is a title contender again, playing all the right angles and flashing that familiar wry smile Monday as she wrapped up a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 victory over No. 31 Shahar Peer in the fourth round...
MRI does not clarify Pujols' recovery time (06/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The timetable for Albert Pujols' return was as open-ended on Monday after he underwent an MRI exam as it was the day before. The St. Louis Cardinals have no firm idea when Pujols, last year's NL MVP and the major league leader in home runs and RBIs this season, will be ready to play again. ...
Royals expected to take pitcher with top choice (06/06/06)
NEW YORK -- Major league teams looking to stock up on college pitching in this year's draft could be in luck. Clubs searching for potential stars at other positions might not be so fortunate. Many scouts consider this year's draft, which starts today, one of the weakest in years when it comes to trying to find impact position players...
Duke reinstates men's team (06/06/06)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University's troubled lacrosse team will play next season, but under strict rules and close monitoring after three players were charged with rape, school President Richard Brodhead said Monday. "I am, I know, taking a risk in reinstating men's lacrosse," Brodhead said in a statement. "The reinstatement is inevitably probationary."...
Oilers lose big lead, goalie in Game 1 (06/06/06)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- After a stirring comeback, the Carolina Hurricanes won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals with a gift of a goal. Rod Brind'Amour scored off a flukey mistake with 31.1 seconds remaining after Edmonton's backup goalie botched an exchange behind the net, and the Hurricanes, after falling behind 3-0, rallied to beat the Oilers 5-4 Monday night...
Missouri reaches super regional for first time (06/06/06)
The Associated Press MALIBU, Calif. -- Brock Bond went 4-for-5 with an RBI as fourth-seeded Missouri advanced to the super regionals for the first time with an 8-3 victory over top-seeded Pepperdine in the Malibu Regional on Monday. Derek Chambers went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice for the Tigers (35-26), who took an early 7-0 lead and became the first No. ...
Izzy fizzles in 8-7 loss to Reds (06/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Two years ago, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 500th home run at old Busch Stadium. His first game at new Busch was pretty memorable, too. Griffey hit a go-ahead three-run homer off Jason Isringhausen in the ninth inning after tying a major league record by homering in his 43rd stadium earlier in the game, leading the Cincinnati Reds past the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Monday night...
Sports briefs 6/6/06 (06/06/06)
Colleges...
Music industry takes sides in file sharing war (06/06/06)
The war over music downloads is hotter -- and more confusing-- now than ever. As of February, more than 17,850 people have been sued by the Recording Industry Association of America on charges of downloading music without paying for it, or sharing music files in violation of copyright rules. The RIAA says breaking the law must have consequences...
Roller coasters make gravity fun (06/06/06)
It's amazing how entertaining gravity can be when you plunge down a steep, steel track at 93 mph. Our family just returned from a Memorial Day weekend at Cedar Point amusement park on the Ohio shore of Lake Erie. It's billed as the roller coaster capital of the world. It boasts 16 roller coasters, most of them seemingly designed to be the world's fastest torture chambers...
Pornography teaches today's children (06/06/06)
Parents, you may want to sit down for this. Pornography has officially reached the books your very own children read! This came as quite a shock to me as well, and although I see myself as a very understanding, compassionate and forgiving person, I hope to all things holy that the publishers of these books are justly punished...
Jessie Hamilton (06/06/06)
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Jessie R. Hamilton, 93, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, June 5, 2006, in Warner Robins. Hamilton, a native of Cape Girardeau, was the daughter of John and Effie Alexander Reed. She married Kenneth Hamilton, who preceded her in death...
Sabrina White (06/06/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Sabrina L. White, 18, of Thebes died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at her home after a two-year battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 13, 1988, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Gary and Mollie McCoy White. White attended Lighthouse Apostolic Church and McClure Pentecostal Church. She was a 2006 graduate of Egyptian High School. She was a member of Thebes Junior Volunteer Fire Department...
Cynthia Chasteen (06/06/06)
Cynthia Chasteen, 46, of Cape Girardeau died suddenly Sunday, June 4, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Harry A. and Joan Lee Fletcher Siemers. Chasteen was a graduate of Central High School and Sikeston School of Cosmetology. She worked at Famous-Barr and Dillards and was a hairstylist in Jacksonville, Fla...
Alexander Molis (06/06/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Alexander Molis, 92, of Advance died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Providence, R.I., son of Dominic and Antose Zikas Molis. He married Doris Wondel, who died Dec. 24, 1994. Molis had been an archivist...
Patrick Neal (06/06/06)
Patrick Neal, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Dr. Harley Rutledge (06/06/06)
Dr. Harley D. Rutledge, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was a retired professor of physics at Southeast Missouri State University. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Imogene Phillips (06/06/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Imogene V. Phillips, 91, of Oran died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Nelson Thompson (06/06/06)
Nelson Herman Thompson, 75, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 18, 1930, in Oak Ridge, son of the late Virgil and Ada Ruesler Thompson. On Sept. 2, 1954, he was inducted into the United States Army. He was honorably discharged Aug. 21, 1956, as a private first class...
Lillian Sauer (06/06/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lillian A. Sauer, 84, of Perryville died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 2, 1921, at Biehle, Mo., daughter of August J. and Clara J. Zoellner Sauer. Sauer was a 1940 graduate of St. Vincent's High School. She worked in the office at International Shoe Co. 42 1/2 years, retiring in 1987...
Dorothy Palisch (06/06/06)
Dorothy Lee Palisch, 86, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Thursday after 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church...
Minnie Russell (06/06/06)
Minnie Russell, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emma Schlosser (06/06/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Emma Louise Schlosser, 76, of Oran went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 3, 2006. She was born March 10, 1930, to loving parents Ella Louise (Schwab) Job and Arthur J. Job of Cape Girardeau. She attended Campster Grade School and College High School in Cape Girardeau. She married Wesley Schlosser on Sept. 12, 1950...
Births 6/6/06 (06/06/06)
Holder; Miller; Morphew; LaBruyere; Schilling; Ringwald; Mahnke
Out of the past 6/6/06 (06/06/06)
25 years ago: June 6, 1981 Numerous law enforcement officers, acting on tips provided by alert citizens, make pre-dawn captures of the three men who had escaped Thursday night from the Cape Girardeau County jail in Jackson; one of the men is captured in Jackson and the other two in Gordonville...
This and that (06/06/06)
Here are some odds and ends I think you'll find interesting: n Age difference: A college student at a USC football game challenged a senior citizen sitting next to him, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his. "You grew up in a different world," the student said loud enough for everyone around him to hear. ...
Cost of producing ethanol raises serious questions (06/06/06)
By Jack H. Knowlan Sr. Recent articles promoting ethanol make it sound like a good investment, good for the corn growers and good for consumers by reducing the need for gasoline. Although in Brazil ethanol is produced from treetops and brush, in the U.S. it is only produced from corn. Two of the main expenses in growing corn are nitrogen fertilizer and diesel or gasoline for fuel...
Meaningful testing (06/06/06)
When the Missouri State Board of Education announced several weeks ago that it was considering a requirement for all high school students to take a college-entrance exam like the ACT, it scheduled meetings across the state to get feedback on the plan. After seven meetings, only four parents and 14 students were among the more than 500 persons attending. Why was parent and student interest in the proposal so low?...
Rationale for Iraq war still holds (06/06/06)
To the editor: A bumper sticker read "Had enough? Vote Democrat." I've had enough of those who feel hindsight should have bearing on political legitimacy. Case in point: Iraq. President Bush alone did not send us to war. The Senate voted 77-23 and the House voted 296-133 authorizing military action in Iraq. Included in the record are "yea" votes from Democrats Clinton, Daschle, Feinstein, Gephardt, Kerry and Schumer...
Speak Out 6/6/06 (06/06/06)
No-smoking policy; Dangerous trucks; Work opportunities; Hold your judgment; Talent and Bush; Cape's roses.; Proud Americans; Not the same country; Kissing the hand; It's our money; Enforce beauty; Water park plan
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