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Stories from Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Petition seeks ouster of Bell City officials (06/28/06)
A former Bell City school board member wants a Stoddard County circuit judge to remove six of the seven current school board members and the school superintendent from office in the aftermath of a state investigation over the district illegally obtaining state money...
Conflict sparks walkout; Cairo in danger of losing grant funds (06/28/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A confrontation between a councilman and a police officer led to a walkout at the Tuesday Cairo City Council meeting, leaving routine financial business unfinished and raising questions about the legality of city spending. In response to the walkout, Mayor Paul Farris led a town meeting that included a discussion of major grants that are in jeopardy and the need for the council to approve a budget by Aug. 1...
Jackson officials plan to raise electricity rates (06/28/06)
Jackson residents can expect higher electric bills as city officials plan for major rate revisions. The rate change has yet to be determined, but city administrator Jim Roach predicts it will be a "very healthy increase." Over the next several weeks, city officials will meet with a Kansas City engineering firm to evaluate the electric rates and determine what revisions should be made. Electric rates for residents and businesses will increase by the first of next year, possibly sooner...
In Federal Court 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. Name: George C. Banks Age: 44 Residence: Kennett, Mo. Charge: Felon in possession of a firearm...
Jackson school board OKs wellness policy, budget (06/28/06)
The Jackson school board approved a wellness policy Tuesday night that emphasizes nutrition and exercise to improve students' health. In other action, the board adopted a $38.7 million budget for the 2006-2007 school year that includes 5 percent raises and the creation of 11 new teaching positions...
Bollinger County meth bust results in three arrests (06/28/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Three men were arrested in Bollinger County and charged Tuesday for manufacturing methamphetamine out of one of their homes. David A. Scowden, 25, of Marble Hill; Joey D. Scowden, 34, of Sikeston, Mo.; and Lyndon J. Veldhuis, 41, of Marble Hill, were all charged with felony manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
Camp urges males to consider career in nursing (06/28/06)
"No girls allowed" might seem a peculiar theme for a nursing camp for high schoolers. But that was the whole point -- it was even printed on the T-shirts -- for Southeast Missouri Hospital, which held a two-day "Guys Only" nursing camp that was intended to encourage young men to consider entering a field that is dominated by women...
Club news 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
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Soy burger with beef taste (06/28/06)
ST. LOUIS -- What's a health-conscious burger lover to do? The real thing tends to have too many calories and too much fat, but meatless burgers seem to lack the flavor and consistency of real beef. St. Louis-based Solae LLC has come up with a solution, a patent-pending invention called SoleCina that involves both the process and the ingredients to produce either a "hybrid" meat -- part soy, part real meat -- or a completely meatless food that tastes like chicken, beef, pork or turkey...
Clinton Elks collapse kills leader (06/28/06)
CLINTON, Mo. -- Before the ceiling opened above him, before he was covered in a torrent of bricks and debris and became a victim of tragedy, Tony Komer stood alone. So often, those who knew him said, the 32-year-old leader of the Elks Club here distinguished himself as a loving family man, a generous friend and a devoted brother to the men who called the century-old lodge a second home...
'Railroad Killer' executed; court rejects appeals (06/28/06)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A train-hopping serial killer linked to at least 15 murders near railroad tracks around the country said "I deserve what I am getting" before he was executed Tuesday night. Angel Maturino Resendiz mumbled a prayer, saying "Lord, forgive me. Lord, forgive me," and acknowledged the presence of relatives watching through a nearby window...
Bayer named MOHELA's executive director (06/28/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Raymond H. Bayer Jr. has been named executive director of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority. Bayer has been the agency's interim executive director since earlier this year and has been with MOHELA for about 21 years. ...
Louisiana officials consider sinking ships off coast to form steel barrier (06/28/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- Marine scientists and Louisiana officials are floating the idea of sinking some of Uncle Sam's cast-off ships along the water's edge to create a steel barrier against hurricane flooding. The barrier would be made up of aging and obsolete tankers, research vessels and cargo ships...
Surgeon general: 'Stay away from smokers' (06/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- Separate smoking sections don't cut it: Only smoke-free buildings and public places truly protect nonsmokers from the hazards of breathing in other people's tobacco smoke, says a long-awaited surgeon general's report. Some 126 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke, what U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona repeatedly calls "involuntary smoking" that puts people at increased risk of death from lung cancer, heart disease and other illnesses...
Business briefs 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
$17 billion deal struck in Adelphia bankruptcy NEW YORK -- A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted Adelphia Communications Corp. permission to sell its assets to Time Warner Corp. and Comcast Corp. in an estimated $17 billion deal. Judge Robert Gerber of the Southern District of New York said he would approve an order to be submitted later Tuesday to detach the asset sale from the rest of Adelphia's bankruptcy process, allowing it to be executed without the approval of an overall restructuring plan. ...
Red Cross completes self-critical report of its response to Katrina (06/28/06)
NEW YORK -- Overwhelmed volunteers, inflexible attitudes and inadequate anti-fraud measures are among the many shortcomings acknowledged by the American Red Cross in a candid and comprehensive new report assessing its response to Hurricane Katrina. The in-house report stresses that the organization is intent on correcting the problems. ...
Senate rejects constitutional amendment banning flag desecration (06/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- A constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration died in a Senate cliffhanger Tuesday, a single vote short of the support needed to send it to the states for ratification and four months before voters elect a new Congress. The 66-34 tally in favor of the amendment was one less than the two-thirds required. The House surpassed that threshold last year, 286-130...
Crews pump out flooded buildings as Northeast braces for more rain (06/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- With rain falling again, cleanup crews were busy Tuesday piling sandbags and pumping water from the basement of the Internal Revenue Service building and from steam tunnels under the city after days of heavy rain flooded the capital. In Maryland, dozens of residents were evacuated from homes in Laurel, Bowie and Maryland City because the flood gates were opened at a dam on the Patuxent River...
Wildfires scorch Nev. fire academy, strand visitors at Grand Canyon (06/28/06)
RENO, Nev. -- Lightning started a half-dozen new wildfires around Reno and Carson City early Tuesday, adding to blazes that already had charred more than 50,000 acres of northern Nevada. More than two dozen fires were active, many out of control, scattered from the heavily timbered western front of the Sierra Nevada near Reno to the sage- and grass-covered rangeland near Elko, 300 miles east...
Explosion collapses part of motel in Georgia; maintenance worker missing (06/28/06)
BREMEN, Ga. -- A two-story motel partially collapsed after an explosion Tuesday, and a maintenance worker was feared trapped in the rubble, authorities said. Investigators said it appeared to have been a gas explosion that rattled the 73-room motel shortly before 9 a.m., collapsing the roof over a corner of rooms and dumping debris on cars parked below...
Paulson vows to review secret government program (06/28/06)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary-designate Henry Paulson pledged Tuesday to review a once secret program that allowed the government to access a massive international data base of financial information to catch terrorists financiers. "If confirmed, I'll be all over it ... and make sure I understand the law thoroughly," Paulson, a 32-year veteran of Wall Street, told the Senate Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing that touched on a wide range of topics...
NASA to video Discovery's launch on Saturday (06/28/06)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- NASA photo analysts Tom Rieckhoff and Danny Osborne were watching a videotape of Columbia's launch in 2003 when they saw the first evidence of the problem that doomed the shuttle. As an image of the spacecraft roaring toward space flickered across a TV screen the morning after the launch, they saw a big piece of foam fly off the huge, orange external fuel tank. The chunk hit the shuttle's left wing, disintegrating into a whitish cloud...
Vatican cautiously moving ahead with re-establishing China contacts (06/28/06)
VATICAN CITY -- Two senior Vatican officials have traveled to China to sound out possibilities of re-establishing diplomatic relations, seeking to overcome a major dispute over the Vatican's tradition that the pope names his bishops. While Pope Benedict XVI has repeatedly expressed hope that the Vatican can achieve an opening with China, the need for religious freedom has become a major theme of his 14-month papacy...
Archaeologists discover what may be a tropical version of Stonehenge (06/28/06)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A grouping of granite blocks along a grassy Amazon hilltop may be the vestiges of a centuries-old astronomical observatory -- a find archaeologists say indicates early rainforest inhabitants were more sophisticated than previously believed...
China, S. Korea to boost efforts to prevent North Korean missile test (06/28/06)
BEIJING -- The South Korean and Chinese foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to step up diplomatic efforts to dissuade North Korea from apparent plans to test-fire a long-range missile, and President Bush called on Pyongyang to declare its intentions. South Korea's Ban Ki-moon and China's Li Zhaoxing met for about an hour, discussing strategies for persuading the North not to conduct the test and to resume six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons program, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported...
Iran's supreme leader says nuclear talks with U.S. won't be beneficial (06/28/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran does not need negotiations with the United States over its nuclear program, apparently seeking to reassure hard-liners the country will not cave in as it considers a key Western incentives package...
Afghan violence kills 2 British troops, more than 2 dozen others (06/28/06)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Violence raged across southern Afghanistan, killing 29 suspected militants, two British soldiers and two Afghan troops, and the U.S.-led coalition pressed on with its largest military offensive here since 2001, officials said Tuesday...
Israeli forces move into Gaza Strip (06/28/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli tanks and troops entered southern Gaza and planes attacked three bridges and knocked out electricity to the coastal strip late Tuesday, Central time, stepping up the pressure on Palestinian militants holding captive a 19-year-old Israeli soldier...
Samuel taps Nebraska connection for Redhawks' offensive line coach (06/28/06)
Southeast Missouri State head football coach Tony Samuel has again drawn from his Nebraska connection to fill the Redhawks' offensive line coaching vacancy. Samuel said Tuesday that former Nebraska standout Brian Boerboom has joined Samuel's first staff at Southeast...
Maurer will be inducted into Hall (06/28/06)
Cape Girardeau native Don Maurer recently received a letter from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. Maurer, head boys basketball coach at MICDS in suburban St. Louis the past five years, figured he knew what the letter entailed. "I thought it was about their all-star game, because the good player we had was picked for it," Maurer said...
Fultz sets his aim on Ames (06/28/06)
Daniel Fultz already has a general idea of where he ranks among Missouri's most talented Special Olympians. Now he'll know where he stands among the finest in the nation. On Sunday, Fultz will begin a six-day competition against delegates from across the United States in the inaugural Special Olympics National Summer Games in Ames, Iowa...
Curtis finally collects his trophy, check (06/28/06)
POTOMAC, Md. -- After making the winning putt, Ben Curtis pumped his fists and joined his playing partners in a bow of gratitude to the volunteers and superintendents behind the 18th green. He had reason to give thanks. After all, it took him six mostly waterlogged days to win the Booz Allen Classic, his first title since the 2003 British Open at Royal St. George's. The Tuesday finish was the first on the tour since the 1980 Tucson Open...
Agassi begins his Wimbledon farewell with a four-set win (06/28/06)
WIMBLEDON, England -- A homemade necklace proclaiming "Daddy Rocks" has replaced the thick gold chain and dangling earring Andre Agassi sported when he won Wimbledon in 1992. A shaved head glistens where tresses once flowed underneath a sponsor-touting ballcap...
Brazil, France complete Cup's quarterfinal picture (06/28/06)
DORTMUND, Germany -- Brazil ended Ghana's scrappy World Cup debut Tuesday with three streaking goals, the first an early flash by Ronaldo that made him the most prolific scorer in tournament history. Ronaldo got his 15th World Cup goal in the fifth minute -- putting him past German Gerd Mueller as the tournament's all-time leading scorer -- and Adriano and Ze Roberto added one each to give Brazil the 3-0 win...
Mystery man could be at top of unpredictable draft board (06/28/06)
NEW YORK -- As Andrea Bargnani told a curious media contingent about himself Tuesday, Tyrus Thomas sat a few feet away and was asked what he knew about the potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. "I don't know much, but I hear he's a great player though," Thomas said. "He has to be a good player to be here."...
Meltdown on the mound (06/28/06)
ST. LOUIS -- This was supposed to be the season that set up Mark Mulder for a big payday. Instead, the winningest pitcher in the major leagues the last five seasons and the free agent to be is on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury and a 6.09 ERA. The St. Louis Cardinals are unsure when Mulder will return, but it could be after the All-Star break...
Redbirds' tailspin hits eight straight (06/28/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Unlike his last start, there was no quit in C.C. Sabathia. Eight dominant innings from the left-hander, who was battered in his last outing, helped the Cleveland Indians win consecutive games for the first time since the beginning of June and send the St. Louis Cardinals to their eighth straight loss with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night...
Around your house 6/28 (06/28/06)
Gardening Decorating Complete bathtubs, wall-surrounds and shower stalls that just drop into place right over the old ones were first made for the hotel and motel industry to quickly replace a damaged bath with minimal and costly downtime. New acrylic bathtub liners, molded to fit snugly over most standard brands of tubs, first are slipped into place. ...
Discovering the runza (06/28/06)
I have always had a love for German foods and enjoy the recipes and foods that come out of Altenburg and surrounding areas. One such food is the German-Russian bierock, or runza. These meat-and-cabbage-filled bread pockets pack a load of taste and enjoyment to those willing to make the bread from scratch. Purchased frozen bread dough works well, but homemade is really good...
Mixing up spending with deserving (06/28/06)
In college I had a roommate named David. A totally affable guy, but when it came to money, less so. For him, every pizza delivery, every shopping trip, every beer run was a serious business transaction. He made sure to pay his share and never a penny more...
Fending off the hornworm (06/28/06)
Have you ever gone out to your tomato patch in the morning to find a plant that consists only of stalk and leaf veins? If you have, then you are probably familiar with tomato hornworm. This voracious caterpillar can devour all the foliage on a tomato plant, plus the tomatoes, in just one night...
Viagra find may have violated Limbaugh deal (06/28/06)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh will likely have to wait to find out if he violated his deal with prosecutors in a prescription fraud case when authorities found him in possession of a bottle of Viagra that was apparently prescribed to someone else, a spokesman for the state attorney's office said Tuesday...
Dorothy Betts (06/28/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Dorothy Jean Betts, 69, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Tamms, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She was born Aug. 18, 1936, in Elco, Ill., daughter of Wilbert and Mary West Davis Sr. She married Charles F. Betts...
David Grass (06/28/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- David A. Grass, 18, of Perryville died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, from injuries received in an automobile accident earlier that day. He was born Sept. 15, 1987, in St. Louis, son of James Alan and Elizabeth Ann Wucher Grass...
Terry Payne (06/28/06)
Terry Lee Payne, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 26, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 19, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Lucky and Amanda Elizabeth Betts Payne. He is survived by a son, Mike Smith of Bonne Terre, Mo.; two daughters, Sandy Silman of Fruitland, Angel Garrett of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Chris and Robert Payne of Cape Girardeau, J.C. ...
Edith Seiler (06/28/06)
Leopold, Mo. -- Edith Helena Seiler, 68, of Leopold died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 16, 1938, in Leopold, daughter of John H. Seiler and Helen E. Holzum Seiler. She was employed as an elementary school teacher at the Immaculate Conception School in Jackson and the Guardian Angel School in Oran...
Francis Gage (06/28/06)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- Francis Dale Gage, 67, of Diehlstadt died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home. He was born April 27, 1939, in the Lusk Chapel community of Scott County, son of William Raymond and Lillian Decker Gage. He and Orvellene Britt were married Sept. 21, 1963...
Joda Dillow (06/28/06)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Joda Lea Dillow, 24, of Miller City, formerly of Villa Ridge, Ill., died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
Velma Holdcroft (06/28/06)
Velma Ethel Holdcroft, 81, of Buckeye, Ariz., formerly of Scott City, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born April 6, 1925, in Mount Vernon, Ark., daughter of Johnny Elmer and Vera Kimball Stone. She and Fenton "Wesley" Holdcroft were married Nov. 26, 1944, in Pocahontas, Ark. He died July 8, 1987...
Virtus Cox (06/28/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Virtus McKee Cox, 82, of Thebes died Monday, June 26, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1923, at Thebes, daughter of the late Sam and Minnie Story. She married Burnest Cox, who died in 1996. Mrs. Cox was a member of Alexander Freewill Baptist Church near Olive Branch, Ill...
Vincent Miller (06/28/06)
Vincent Paul Miller, 85, of Scott City died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Births 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
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Cape/Jackson police reports 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
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Out of the past 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
25 years ago: June 28, 1981 New officers were recently elected for the Cape Girardeau Ministerial Alliance for the upcoming year; officers are president, the Rev. David Wurster, Lutheran Family and Children's services; vice president, the Rev. Sam Peters, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church...
Correction 06/28/06 (06/28/06)
In Monday's paper on local firework ordinances, the times for Scott City should have read: Fireworks are allowed only between 6 to 9 p.m. through July 3. On July 4, fireworks can be set off from 8 a.m. to midnight, according to Scott City Police Lt. Dave Leeman...
DREAM Initiative (06/28/06)
Cape Girardeau would seem to be ahead of the curve being projected in Gov. Matt Blunt's DREAM Initiative. The plan the governor announced last week in a fly-around would help the state's smaller communities redevelop their decaying downtowns. DREAM is an acronym for Downtown Revitalization Economic Assistance for Missouri. ...
The hooting and hollering (06/28/06)
To the editor: On the afternoon of June 25, eighty golfers arrived at the Common Pleas Courthouse Park anxiously waiting for the town crier's bell to ring, signifying it was time to tee off the First Annual Louis J. Lorimier World-Famous Downtown Golf Tournament and All You Can Eat Catfish Buffet. You had to be there to truly experience the anticipation of the players and to see their reaction when given their official tournament ball...
Speak Out 6/28/06 (06/28/06)
Questions of war; Why in the world?; Fifty-three miles; Saving on drugs; Humps in road; Cutting down on reps; Noise-makers; Make a statement; Dashboard confession; Not tipping; Wasted newsprint; Where are Democrats?; DREAM money; Dropping the ball; Tour stop; 'Fuzzy' hiring; Appalled at comment; Life is good; Withdrawal's effect
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