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Stories from Saturday, June 17, 2006

Voter law means license bureau visit for some (06/17/06)
Ninety-year-old Shorty Helderman of Burfordville voted for FDR, JFK and Bill Clinton. But when he goes to vote in this November's election, he may get turned away. Helderman is no longer allowed a driver's license. In fact, he doesn't have any form of photo identification, which means he won't be able to vote unless he gets one under a bill signed by Gov. Matt Blunt earlier this week...
Uptown Jackson prepares for renovation (06/17/06)
If Jackson businessman R.A. Fulenwider were alive today, he'd be impressed with the plans for renovating the uptown business district. About 30 years ago, Fulenwider suggested blocking off all traffic to South High Street and covering it with a giant tarp. Fulenwider, who owned a pharmacy in uptown Jackson, believed the district would thrive as a "walking mall," said Mayor Paul Sander...
Three Rivers to close Bernie center for lack of students (06/17/06)
BERNIE, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College will close its education center in Bernie because the center, housed in the town's community center, doesn't draw enough students to justify the expense, school officials said. "They told me they couldn't afford to keep doing it," Bernie Mayor James Tilmon said...
Central golf results June17 (06/17/06)
Results from the Central Boosters tournament, which had a field of 51 four-person teams on Friday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Morning Session Championship flight -- 1, Donny Beasely. Peyton Beasley, Nick Harter, Brian Johnson (59); 2, Brandon Gibbs, Mark Ruark, Jeff Brune, Brad Brune (61); 3, Alan Benton, Dave Rotolo, Jerry Lynch, Keith Raganyi (65)...
Parolee charged with stealing printer dock, photo paper (06/17/06)
A Cape Girardeau man was charged this week with a Jackson burglary. Charles E. Depauw, 23, of 401 Fort St., is accused of breaking into the home of his girlfriend's sister at 4012 E. Jackson Blvd. on June 10 and stealing a Kodak Easyshare printer dock and photo printing paper, according to a probable cause statement in the case...
Missouri rated over own expectations (06/17/06)
While Missouri failed to be listed by the Homeland Security Department as being overall sufficient in responding to disasters, the state was rated higher than its own expectations. Missouri rated itself as having no confidence in the adequacy of planning to manage a catastrophic incident in six of nine categories, including in its warning and communications annexes, according to a summary report for Missouri that was part of the department's Nationwide Plan Review...
Cape lawyer charged with misdemeanors (06/17/06)
Drunken driving and other traffic charges were filed this week against a Cape Girardeau lawyer. The charges stemmed from a Memorial Day weekend traffic stop. Derrick R. Williams, 47, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, speeding and having no proof of insurance, all misdemeanors, according to Missouri attorney general spokesman Scott Holste...
Theresa's waiting game (06/17/06)
Impossible as it may be to get into the mind of a drug addict, counselors, counselor wanna-bes and well-meaning friends do it all the time. Theresa Taylor, the Vision House director, believed Melissa Mackey was sincere during her good days at the Vision House. She believed Melissa's testimony in front of hundreds of clergymen at a conference was heartfelt. Theresa thought the real Melissa wanted desperately to remain clean, but her own mind was her worst enemy...
With new soybean, Monsanto reinvents breeding game (06/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- When Monsanto Co. developed its newest strain of engineered soybeans, the company didn't use gene splicing. It used math. Monsanto has touted the Vistive soybean as a scientific breakthrough because it is ready-made for processing into healthier food oils that are low in trans fats...
Fugitive bear eludes German authorities (06/17/06)
BERLIN -- Trackers briefly caught sight of a brown bear blamed for killing livestock in southern Germany and Austria, but the animal eluded capture Friday by slipping into the dark. It is the first bear seen in Germany since 1835. ...
California woman's identity stolen by dozens of suspected illegals (06/17/06)
DUBLIN, Calif. -- Audra Schmierer's Social Security number really gets around. It has been used by at least 81 people in 17 states, most of them probably illegal immigrants trying to get work. The federal government took years to discover the number was being used illegally, but authorities took little action even then...
House rejects Iraq pullout (06/17/06)
WASHINGTON -- The House on Friday rejected a timetable for pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq after a ferociously partisan debate, forcing lawmakers in both parties to go on record on a major issue in re-election campaigns nationwide. A day after the Senate took the same position against troop withdrawal, the GOP-led House voted 256-153 to approve a nonbinding resolution that says an "arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment" of American forces is not in the national interest...
Feds say 10 states ready for disasters (06/17/06)
WASHINGTON -- New Orleans is still woefully unprepared for catastrophes 10 months after Hurricane Katrina, and the two cities targeted by the 9-11 attacks don't meet all guidelines for responding to major disasters, a federal security analysis concluded Friday...
At 75, Army doctor leaves for war again, with no plans to stop (06/17/06)
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- Dr. William Bernhard was distraught when a knee injury kept him out of the Marines as a young man. But he still found a way to spend his life in the military by becoming a surgeon in the Army Reserve and National Guard. Today the 75-year-old Bernhard deploys to Afghanistan for four months. And he hopes it's not his final mission...
10,000 Somalis in capital protest foreign peacekeeping proposal (06/17/06)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- More than 10,000 Somalis demonstrated Friday, angry at the possibility the weak transitional government would call in foreign troops to stop the advance of a militia that says it will bring peace and unity through Islamic rule...
Suspected tomb raider leads archaeologists to Etruscan burial chamber (06/17/06)
VEIO, Italy -- A suspected tomb raider turned police informant has led archaeologists to what experts described Friday as the oldest known frescoed burial chamber in Europe. The tomb, located on a hilly wheat field north of Rome, belonged to a warrior prince from the nearby Etruscan town of Veio, said archaeologists who took journalists on a tour of the site...
Head athletic trainer leaves for Big 12 job (06/17/06)
Southeast Missouri State head athletic trainer Rob Hunt said he wouldn't be leaving the university for just any other position. But the chance to again be involved with Big 12 Conference football was simply too good to pass up. Hunt recently accepted a position as the head football trainer at Oklahoma State University. His last day at Southeast will be Friday...
Women's basketball assistant cards first ace at Bent Creek (06/17/06)
The demand on college coaches means finding time for leisure activities -- such as playing golf -- can be difficult. But that didn't prevent Southeast Missouri State assistant women's basketball coach Lisa Pace from fulfilling every part-time golfer's fantasy...
Plaza Tire wins big with minds on Caps' first lady (06/17/06)
The Plaza Tire Capahas posted their second lopsided win over their local rivals in the past four days, but they weren't in a very celebratory mood. Following Friday night's 10-0, run-rule victory over the Riverdogs at Capaha Field, the Plaza Tire players were more concerned about the health of their manager's wife...
Jackson notches district win (06/17/06)
District 14 play has been unkind to the Jackson American Legion team so far this season, with a pair of 10-run losses in two district contests. Hosting the district's lone unbeaten team, Cape Girardeau, things were not looking up for Jackson on Friday. But thanks to some timely hitting in a four-run fifth inning and eight strong innings from starter Cameron Heath, host Jackson was able to dig out its first district win, 5-4...
Cardinals sign No. 1 pick Ottavino to contract (06/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals on Friday signed their top pick of the draft, right-hander Adam Ottavino. Ottavino, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was the 30th overall selection in the draft held earlier this month. He had a 2.98 ERA and a school-record 120 strikeouts in 93 2/3 innings last season as a junior at Northeastern, and was a first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association pick as well as the 2005 America East pitcher of the year...
Cards open homestand with 8-1 win over Rockies (06/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Marquis was close to his best, propping up a struggling St. Louis Cardinals rotation and giving a worn-out bullpen a break. Marquis worked eight sharp innings in an 8-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night in the opener of the only non-interleague series of the weekend...
A brutal Winged Foot gives Tiger the boot (06/17/06)
MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The longest layoff in Tiger Woods' career ended with his shortest week at a major. Woods kept thinking he was one putt or one shot away from turning it around Friday in the U.S. Open until there was nothing left to do but tap in for another bogey, sign for another 76 and head home...
Argentina, Netherlands reach elimination play (06/17/06)
Argentina and the Netherlands made the World Cup's toughest group look easy. The Argentines routed Serbia-Montenegro 6-0 Friday in the most dominating display so far at this year's tournament. Rising stars Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez each made their World Cup debuts and scored late goals...
Stricker tops field at 1-under par (06/17/06)
MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Colin Montgomerie didn't make a birdie and said he was delighted. Phil Mickelson said bogeys were OK. And perhaps the strangest words Friday came from Tiger Woods. He said goodbye. The U.S. Open is known as the toughest test in golf, but Winged Foot showed it can be a little wacky at times...
Hurricane's Weight will miss tonight's Game 6 (06/17/06)
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Carolina Hurricanes will be one key player down for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. Center Doug Weight won't play today after a crushing hit by two Edmonton players left him with an injured shoulder. The Hurricanes lead the series 3-2, but the Oilers forced another game with an overtime win in Raleigh on Wednesday...
North Carolina, Clemson win openers (06/17/06)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Josh Horton broke a tie with an RBI single in the 13th inning and North Carolina beat Cal State Fullerton 7-5 on Friday night in the second-longest game in College World Series history at 4 hours, 53 minutes. The only longer game in the CWS' 60-year history was Oklahoma State's 5-hour, 13-inning win over Arizona State in 1981...
Sports briefs 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
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Religion briefs 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
Local churches hold vacation Bible schools; Today; Sunday; Tuesday
Biblical fatherhood (06/17/06)
The word appears more than 1,300 times in the New International Version of the Bible. It even kicks off the Lord's Prayer. Father. Whether in the spiritual sense of God as a father, or the literal sense of Jacob and Joseph or David and Jesse, fatherhood has a big role in Christianity. Here's a look at local pastors' favorite "Father's Day" stories from Bible...
A father's love (06/17/06)
There were two fathers who acted on behalf of their sons in the ninth chapter of Mark. One father stood at the bottom of a mountain waiting for Jesus to descend. He'd watched for years as other dads played catch with their sons at the park while he'd spent the last years of his life ever since his boy was born just trying to keep him from falling into the fireplace and burning himself up. ...
Elda Oswald (06/17/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elda Marie Oswald, 94, of Perryville died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Perry County, daughter of Theodosius and Bertha Gentsch Frentzel. She and Karl H. Oswald were married Sept. 10, 1939. He died Jan. 18, 1992...
Bernard Crader (06/17/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bernard Franklin Crader, 94, of Marble Hill died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 16, 1911, at Marble Hill, son of Andrew and Laura E. Crader. He and Edna F. Pipkin were married in 1947. She died Jan. 12, 1999...
Darryl Dumey (06/17/06)
Darryl John Dumey, 40, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 15, 2006. He was born March 7, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of Larry Ralph and Dixie Lee Glastetter Dumey. He and Chantel Nicole Tuschhoff were married July 21, 1999, in Tennessee. Mr. Dumey was a service coordinator with American Red Cross. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
Louise Cummings (06/17/06)
Louise A. Cummings, 92, of Jackson died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1913, in McClure, Ill., daughter of Jesse B. and Nancy Malone Burris. She married the Rev. Glenn F. Cummings Jan. 24, 1931, at Jackson...
Harold Gerard (06/17/06)
Harold F. Gerard, 87, of McClure died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 1, 1919, in Alexander County, Ill., the son of Albert Owen and Flora Bell Fletcher Gerard. He and Iona Mae Benson were married in Fulton, Tenn., and were married 68 years...
Births 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
Foster; Kirby; Lingo; Nunley; Roberts; Long; Yamnitz; Sanford
Fire reports 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
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Police reports 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
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Out of the past 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
25 years ago: June 17, 1981 MOUND CITY, Ill. -- A lengthy court battle over Pulaski County farm taxes has ended with an agreement by the county to refund $124,555.74 in protested tax payments; payments to 318 landowners who participated in the suit against the county should begin in about two weeks...
Combating West Nile (06/17/06)
People who live in Southeast Missouri are accustomed to taking steps to fend off mosquitoes. The detection this week of West Nile virus in a dead crow found in Cape Girardeau provides even more reason to take precautions against being bit. Eighty percent of people infected with West Nile virus never develop any symptoms. ...
World entering a new dark age (06/17/06)
To the editor Anyone who has paid to have their pet implanted with the Home Again recovery chip might as well get ready to be implanted with the same thing. I'm no religious nut nor am I a left-winger but surely people of both sides can see the danger of microchip technology. ...
Support equality for all Americans (06/17/06)
To the editor On June 7, 49 U.S. senators attempted to instill discrimination into the Constitution. This failed attempt would have been the first time the U.S. Constitution was amended to take away rights, without the individual in question committing a voluntary act to prompt the suspension of full civil equality. ...
Speak Out 6/17/06 (06/17/06)
Abolish middle schools; More babies; Congeniality; Trashy parks; Garage-sale signs; Ethanol works; Inconvenient ordinance; Al-Zarqawi autopsy; Hooray for two-way; Praising public works; When are pets a zoo?; Soldiers doing their best; Other worries; Cutting waste; Full-service needed
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