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Stories from Thursday, June 8, 2006

County commission approves $660,000 for transit authority (06/08/06)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a loan guarantee of up to $660,000 to support Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority's purchase of Kelley Transportation Co. Inc. and start-up costs for a fixed-route bus service...
DNR: Water system will have little environmental impact (06/08/06)
Those tired of that Mississippi River taste in their drinking water may be in luck. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the environmental impact of a proposed $10.25 million upgrade to Cape Girardeau's water system is negligible. That means if all goes according to plan, within one year, the city will begin construction on four new wells, a water line, and perhaps a booster pump station needed to stop relying on the river for up to 20 percent of its water...
Recycling company buys warehouse (06/08/06)
In a move that will create as many as 60 new area jobs, ISI Environmental and Recycling has bought one of Jackson's largest industrial buildings with plans to convert it into a new 103,450-square-foot recycling center. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd., confirmed the purchase of the former Rubbermaid distribution center at 1900 Lee Avenue on Wednesday. Kelsey would not disclose a sales price, but Lorimont's Web site shows a $1.4 million listing price for the property...
Jackson program helps students get oriented (06/08/06)
For students in many school districts, summer school provides a chance to catch up academically and recover from bad grades. But in the Jackson public schools, summer school is largely an enrichment program where students also have an opportunity to get oriented to the grade they'll be entering in the fall...
School's 'in' for summer (06/08/06)
Encouraged by his teacher, 12-year-old Brock Austin collided with an opened school locker and fell to the hallway floor. And that was just the first take of a video that summer school students are making at the Jackson Middle School. Brock didn't really run into the school locker. He just pretended to do so, his every move choreographed and captured by a video camera a few feet away...
Senath woman competes in four-day pageant for title of Miss Missouri (06/08/06)
Dental school may be put on hold for a year if Devon Lea wins the Miss Missouri crown Saturday night. Lea, who is from Senath, Mo., is no stranger to the Miss Missouri pageant -- last year she competed in the contest but didn't place in the top 10. This year the 22-year-old, who was crowned Miss Jackson in November, enters the four-day pageant with some experience...
County commission will vote today on loan for purchase of Kelley (06/08/06)
The financial package the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority needs to underwrite an agreement to purchase Kelley Transportation Co. Inc. should be completed today. The Cape Girardeau County Commission, which meets at 9 a.m. in the county administration building in Jackson, will consider a resolution guaranteeing payment on a bank loan for the transit authority. ...
Elmer Koen (06/08/06)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Elmer L. Koen, 88, of Mound City died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his home in Mound City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Barkett Funeral Home of Mound City.
Wild horse adoption to be held at Flickerwood (06/08/06)
It was love at first sight when Jackson school teacher Tiffiney Smith saw Willow and Miss Chips. In 1998, Smith adopted her first two wild horses from the Adopt-A-Wild Horse and Burro program sponsored by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management. Since then she's adopted a total of 12 wild horses and burros through the program...
All-you-can-eat men's breakfast in the works (06/08/06)
The Scott City First Assembly of God is planning an all-you-can-eat men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. June 17. Men of all ages are invited to come fellowship with one another. The menu features sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, biscuits, gravy and more. The meal is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, call (573) 264-2365...
Military news 6/8/06 (06/08/06)
2005 graduate enlists in Army National Guard; Guardsman receives sergeant's stripes
Memorial planned to honor slain schoolteacher (06/08/06)
Fifty-two years ago Delta schoolteacher Bonnie Huffman was murdered. Her murder remains unsolved, making it the oldest cold case in the state of Missouri. Huffman's relatives invite the public to honor her memory at 1 p.m. June 25 at Delmonico's restaurant in Jackson. Her niece, Wanda Ross of Chaffee, would like anyone who may have photographs of her aunt to bring them along...
Nixon stays on Taum Sauk investigation (06/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's natural resources chief asked Attorney General Jay Nixon on Wednesday to recuse himself from the investigation into Ameren Corp.'s Taum Sauk reservoir collapse, saying Nixon's acceptance of more than $19,000 in campaign contributions this year that originated with Ameren amounted to a conflict of interest...
DSS proposes improved coordination after foster child's skull fractured (06/08/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Department of Social Services wants to improve coordination between case workers and regulators in the wake of accusations that a southwest Missouri woman fractured her foster child's skull with a back scratcher. Carle Shane of Fordland, who has had 48 foster children since 1988, is accused of breaking 2-year-old Kaylee Ward's skull in three places in March. ...
Man accused in death of couple missing since early 2001 (06/08/06)
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Bone fragments, a piece of fabric and a witness' statement have led to murder charges in the deaths of a couple who disappeared more than five years ago. Richard Evans, 48, who rented their farm at the time, was arrested Tuesday on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of John "Tommy" Smith and his girlfriend, Maureen Webb. Evans was in the Webster County Jail on $1 million bond...
Deer shot after run-in with jogger on SIU campus (06/08/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A deer that threatened a jogger and injured a Southern Illinois University police officer was shot by the law enforcer and later euthanized, marking the first deadly clash in a series of run-ins between the wildlife and humans on the campus...
Gay marriage ban fails again (06/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- No one was surprised by the Senate's rejection of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage on Wednesday. After all, it had failed before. But for conservative Republicans, the defeat stung this time. President Bush and the GOP hope to use the 49-48 procedural vote -- 11 votes shy of the 60 required to succeed -- to mobilize their conservative base of supporters. ...
Police: Registered sex offender confesses to Clemson student slaying (06/08/06)
PICKENS, S.C. -- A registered sex offender confessed to killing a Clemson University student and to sexual assaults in Alabama and Tennessee, authorities said Wednesday. Jerry Buck Inman, 35, was returned to South Carolina to face charges of murder, rape and kidnapping after his arrest late Tuesday near his parents' home in Dandridge, Tenn., said Jefferson County, Tenn., Sheriff David Davenport...
Congress passes legislation to increase indecency fines tenfold (06/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- Congress gave notice to broadcasters Wednesday that they will pay dearly for crossing the line with offensive material like Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," passing legislation that would multiply indecency fines 10 times...
Australian fossils offer best evidence of life from 3.4 billion years ago (06/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- The best evidence yet for the oldest life on Earth is found in odd-shaped, rock-like mounds in Australia that are actually fossils created by microbes 3.4 billion years ago, researchers report. "It's an ancestor of life. If you think that all life arose on this one planet, perhaps this is where it started," said Abigail Allwood, a researcher at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology and lead author of the new study. It appears today in the journal Nature...
Stolen data includes active-duty personnel (06/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers expressed alarm Wednesday that personal information for nearly all active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members -- about 2.2 million total -- was among those stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs employee last month. ...
Dispatchers charged after boy's emergency call ignored (06/08/06)
DETROIT -- Two 911 dispatchers who authorities say wrongly assumed it was a prank when a 5-year-old boy called to report that his mother had collapsed have been charged with neglect of duty By the time an officer arrived, the boy's 46-year-old mother was dead...
FBI sought satellite pics after bombing (06/08/06)
SALT LAKE CITY -- In the months after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the FBI tried to buy satellite photos from a Russian company to track Timothy McVeigh's movements before the attack, a newly released FBI teletype shows. The teletype, filed Friday in federal court in Salt Lake City, is the latest disclosure ordered for an insurance lawyer who is dogging the FBI for information about its bombing investigation...
Investigator blasts 'spider's web' of human rights abuse collusion (06/08/06)
PARIS -- Fourteen European nations colluded with U.S. intelligence in a "spider's web" of human rights abuses to help the CIA spirit terror suspects to illegal detention facilities, a European investigator said Wednesday. Swiss senator Dick Marty's report to Europe's top human rights body was thin on evidence but raises the possibility of a cover-up involving both friends and critics of Washington's war on terror. ...
Haditha killings spread over hours (06/08/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A small group of U.S. Marines alleged to have killed up to two dozen Iraqi civilians conducted a house-to-house hunt that stretched over several hours, while other Marines in Haditha did not intervene, according to an Iraqi human rights investigator...
Girl's suicide underscores pressure over exams in China (06/08/06)
SHANGHAI, China -- A teenager's suicide after being barred from a key high school exam for not tying back her hair underscores the intense pressure on millions of Chinese who began taking annual college entrance tests Wednesday. Worries are rising about academic stress. There are 2.6 million places at China's universities, but the competition is fierce -- 9.5 million youths are taking the three-day exams that are widely viewed as crucial to career and financial success...
Changing landscape: Age rule forces Advance, Jackson to drop teams (06/08/06)
A new age limit is in, and Jackson and Advance are out. Senior Babe Ruth Baseball imposed a new age rule beginning this season which requires players to be 18 years old or younger on April 30. Last year the players could be 19 and under on the same date...
District 14 race wide open (06/08/06)
The quest for the American Legion District 14 title will be a little bit easier this year, since one of the programs has dropped its team, leaving five teams to chase the championship. Jackson returns as the defending champion of District 14, which was reduced to five teams this year after Twin Rivers dropped out. Local programs Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons and Scott County also compete in the district, while Sikeston and Dunklin County fill out the field...
Smith starts on right foot in quest to win national 400 meters (06/08/06)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Southeast Missouri State junior Miles Smith easily made it through the first round of the 400 meters Wednesday night as the NCAA outdoor track and field championships began. Smith had the second-fastest qualifying time, a season-best 45.41 seconds. He entered the competition with the nation's sixth-fastest time, 45.57 seconds...
Cape Girardeau turns back Perryville of District 13 in Wednesday's twinbill opener (06/08/06)
Cape Girardeau American Legion starter Justin Myers hit the first batter he faced Wednesday night with the first pitch of the game. Myers walked the next Perryville hitter but settled down from there on his way to a three-hitter and a 3-1 win at Capaha Field...
Dunklin County puts up 19 runs to beat Jackson (06/08/06)
The Jackson American Legion team surrendered eight unearned runs Wednesday night at Dunklin County and lost a district matchup 19-9 in seven innings. Austin Morrison gave up 13 runs in three-plus innings of work, allowing just five earned runs. Bret Groening did not fare well in relief, allowing six runs -- all earned -- in 2 1/3 innings. Groening and Morrison combined for nine walks...
Area digest June8 (06/08/06)
O'Brien, Moore team up for low gross crown Casey O'Brien and Liz Moore combined to shoot a low gross score of 76 at Dalhousie Golf Club to place first in the Rebecca's Run two-day golf event. The tournament featured scramble play on Tuesday and four-ball with handicap scoring on Wednesday to determine the scoring...
Federal agents search home of Arizona pitcher (06/08/06)
PHOENIX -- Pitcher Jason Grimsley was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, a day after his home was searched by federal agents following his admission he used human growth hormone, steroids and amphetamines. The raid -- and Grimsley's implication of other major league ballplayers -- was the latest sign that widespread investigations into drug use by athletes are still active, even in the era of tougher testing...
St. Louis falls into tie for first place (06/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cincinnati Reds kicked the St. Louis Cardinals when they were down, sweeping a team missing Albert Pujols. Rich Aurilia matched career highs with four hits and five RBIs Wednesday night, leading the Reds to a 7-4 victory that pulled them into a tie for first place with the Cardinals in the National League Central...
Zito tries to give Steinbrenner a winner (06/08/06)
NEW YORK -- Nick Zito did his best to put a positive spin on Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and Preakness winner Bernardini are not running, meaning no Triple Crown try, no rematch, no rivalry, no buzz. But there was Zito, plugging away for the biggest race of the year in New York -- the longest and most grueling of the Triple Crown races...
Nadal advances when quarterfinal foe retires (06/08/06)
PARIS -- Hopping in place in a hallway leading to the court, Rafael Nadal was drenched with sweat before he smacked a ball in his French Open quarterfinal. A study in perpetual motion, Nadal actually got a bit of a breather Wednesday, when Novak Djokovic of Serbia-Montenegro quit with a back injury after losing the first two sets. That put defending champion Nadal into the semifinals at Roland Garros with what goes into the books as his 58th consecutive victory on clay, extending his record...
French Open results June8 (06/08/06)
Results Wednesday at Stade Roland Garros, Paris; Purse: $18.23 million (Grand Slam); Surface: Clay-Outdoor Men Quarterfinals Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Novak Djokovic, Serbia-Montenegro, 6-4, 6-4, retired. Ivan Ljubicic (4), Croatia, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3...
Heat, Mavs both demonstrate belief (06/08/06)
DALLAS -- The NBA finals are a new phenomenon in this part of Texas and in Pat Riley's part of Florida. The Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat have never been this far in the postseason, and there's plenty of rafter room for the banner to be won in the next two weeks...
Implant innovations (06/08/06)
Paul Bradshaw of Cape Girardeau can now bite into an apple and not worry about dislodging his lower denture plate. Four implants have replaced his lower plate. Each implant into his jawbone carries enough teeth that, when bridged together, form the lower set of teeth...
Health briefs 6/8/06 (06/08/06)
Briefly Take a deep breath and bike through scenic Southern Illinois with the Gateway Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis for the first annual Poker Run on Saturday. Money raised during the event goes toward client programs and research projects for people with MS. ...
Pilgrims in our own backyard (06/08/06)
June 8, 2006 Dear Patty, In "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," Annie Dillard wrote of rediscovering the divinity in the natural world by opening herself to it. She likened the experience to sightless people who suddenly can see after having a surgery. One described the first tree she'd ever seen as "the tree with the lights in it."...
Cancer: Body and mind out of balance (06/08/06)
It is a brave new world out there. We are no longer so easily dictated to by the experts when it comes to matters of our health. I have found that some of the most knowledgeable people on cancer are the ones who have come face to face with the Big C, rolled up their sleeves and tackled it head on...
Mark Grasso (06/08/06)
Mark Douglas Grasso, 42, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1964, at Fort Ord, Calif., son of Gerald Grasso and Janette Sue Foulk of Marble Hill, Mo. Grasso was employed as a forklift operator by Havco Wood Products and served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm...
Minnie Russell (06/08/06)
Minnie Russell, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Diehlstadt, Mo., daughter of Richard and Mary Peterson Avant. She and Jimmy Russell were married in 1992 in Lilbourn, Mo...
John Fuerth (06/08/06)
John W. "Jack" Fuerth, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lois Holden (06/08/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lois Fern Holden, 79, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Perks, Ill., daughter of Waldo and Wilma Langston Herren. She married Joseph Holden, who died June 9, 1981...
Dorothy Trankler (06/08/06)
GLENNON, Mo. -- Dorothy F. Trankler, 85, of St. Louis, formerly of Glennon, died Monday, June 5, 2006, in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 8, 1920, at Glennon, daughter of Henry and Sophia Lawrentious Vandermierden. She and Clarence Trankler were married Oct. 12, 1938, at Glennon. He died Aug. 9, 1990...
Helen Bond (06/08/06)
Helen Irene Bond, 84, of Scott City died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 22, 1922, at Randles, daughter of Jesse and Essie Hendrickson Beklund. She and Raymond Charles Bond were married July 2, 1938. He died Jan. 24, 1989...
Beulah Ford (06/08/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Beulah Heater Ford, 94, of Tamms died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Day Star Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born July 7, 1911, daughter of Jack and Clara Lamburth. She married Norman "Duke" Heater March 9, 1931. He preceded her in death June 15, 1977. She later married Floyd Ford Jan. 10, 1986. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 2003...
Births 6/8/06 (06/08/06)
Reinbold; Pryor; Pobst; Arbeiter; Webb
Fire reports 6/8/06 (06/08/06)
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Out of the past 6/8/06 (06/08/06)
25 years ago: June 8, 1981 Some Cape Girardeau homes and businesses experience a brief power outage in the morning, when a tractor-trailer overturns on South Kingshighway, striking a utility pole near the Highway 74 intersection; the driver, Alex James, 26, of Cape Girardeau isn't seriously injured...
Purple Hearts (06/08/06)
The history of the Purple Heart dates back to the Revolutionary War when Gen. George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit in "the figure of a heart in purple cloth." Washington's aim was to recognize troops who had served under him with exceptional performance and were headed home after a long and bloody conflict...
Here are 10 freedoms of man (06/08/06)
To the editor: Ten freedoms of man. 1. I am abomination. Every want is my god. 2. Freedom of speech enables me to take the name of the Lord in vain. 3. Remember to shop, play and party on the Sabbath. 4. Don't forget storewide sales to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day...
John Wilferth's spirit lives on (06/08/06)
To the editor: We recently had the honor of attending the visitation and funeral of John Wilferth. While we have been close with the Wilferth family for many years and have always been able to attest to how special they are, it was truly amazing to see the vast number of people who cared for and loved John and his family...
Speak Out 6/8/06 (06/08/06)
New meaning; Sounds impressive; Neighborly complaint; Tax concerns; Sidewalk etiquette; Culture of death; Recess penalty; Working together; Customers in line; Picking up trash; Be thankful; Higher taxation; They're murderers; Doing good in Iraq; Thanks for caring
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