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Stories from Sunday, July 16, 2006

Officials question tax money offered for Prop 1 support (07/16/06)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners say additional funding promised the city of Jackson if it endorses the proposed countywide half-cent sales tax is an incentive and not a bribe. But some public officials question the endorsement deal, and some think the incentive offer to Jackson is unfair...
Jackson schools hire limit of retirees (07/16/06)
The Jackson School District has gone to the limit to hire retired teachers and principals for full-time jobs under the state's 3-year-old "critical shortage" law. Under the law, districts can employ up to five retired educators at any one time. They can employ them for up to two years...
Sales-tax holiday inspires yawns from some buyers (07/16/06)
Politicians have been hyping it. Retailers say they eagerly await it. And some parents act like their pocketbooks are depending on it. Others, however, are reacting to next month's sales-tax holiday on school-related items with a different sentiment: ho-hum...
Virginia college dorm lacked CO2 detectors (07/16/06)
SALEM, Va. -- The danger went unnoticed. There was no carbon monoxide detector in the Roanoke College dormitory where one person died and dozens of teenagers and adults were sickened after a leak of the odorless gas. ...
Knudtson to ask for greater commitment from future 'adopt-an-interchange' sponsors (07/16/06)
Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson says he will ask for a greater commitment from future sponsors in his "adopt-an-interchange" program. "It's still early at this point, but there's a tremendous amount of excitement and some serious discussion between two other groups who would like to get involved," he said...
Capaha Classic July16 (07/16/06)
results Results from Saturday's run, which began and ended at Capaha Park. 5K Run 2, Brandon Etzold, Jackson, 17:46 3, Robbie Cochrum, Harrisburg, Ill., 17:50 4, Glenn Stellhorn, Cape Girardeau, 17:57 5, Brian Whitehead, Cape Girardeau, 18:17 6, Dustin Pearce, Cape Girardeau, 18:54...
Mexico to be topic of today's 'Going Public' on KRCU (07/16/06)
Mexico's political climate, its relations with the United States and the recent Mexican presidential election will be discussed on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. The guest will be Dr. Joseph Werne, professor of history and a Latin American scholar at Southeast Missouri State University...
Marion Buerck (07/16/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marion C. Buerck, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville.
New Hamburg residents celebrate town with annual picnic (07/16/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Just as German immigrants settled at New Hamburg in the 1800s, people come back for the annual picnic. The two-day celebration that ended Saturday night was staked out across from St. Lawrence Parish, founded in 1847. A smorgasbord dinner at the church was a big part of the celebration, but there also were turtle races, tractor races, a talent show, a petting zoo and bingo...
Arkansas plans to review material from Barton County coach's trial (07/16/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas plans to review trial transcripts in the criminal case against former Razorbacks track assistant coach Lance Brauman -- particularly as it relates to Tyson Gay. Brauman, 36, was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kan., on five felony charges and resigned from Arkansas shortly afterward. He will be sentenced in October...
Mark Twain impersonator from Hannibal sues four people for libel (07/16/06)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Mark Twain impersonator has sued four people, claiming they damaged his reputation in Hannibal so much that his "career" as Mark Twain was destroyed. George Scott is seeking $1 million each from two Hannibal business owners and the leaders of two local organizations, claiming they libeled and slandered him in an e-mail they circulated in 2004...
St. Louis school board fires superintendent (07/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis school superintendent Creg Williams was fired Friday after just over a year on the job. The vote to fire Williams came in an emergency closed session. St. Louis School Board member Robert Archibald told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the vote to oust Williams was 4-3...
St. Louis religious leaders wait out Lebanon violence (07/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rev. Lawrence Biondi, president of Saint Louis University, and the Rev. Andre Mhanna, a Lebanese rector from St. Louis, have been stuck in Beirut amid the intensifying violence there and are uncertain when they will be able to return...
Schools deal with online privacy debate (07/16/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- From a proposal to better track student achievement to a recent federal court ruling on wiretaps, the fight over online privacy has landed squarely on college campuses. The anti-terror expansion of an 11-year-old wiretap law could force universities to upgrade campus computer networks, likely at their own expense, to allow for easier access by lurking law enforcement snoops...
Mission accomplished, heat shield checked, shuttle ready to come home (07/16/06)
HOUSTON -- Separated from the international space station Saturday, their heat shielding inspected one last time for damage and all their goals accomplished, the astronauts of the space shuttle Discovery were ready to come home. NASA considers the flight an unblemished success, something the shuttle program hasn't had in nearly four years...
Foreign companies buying U.S. roads, bridges (07/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying. On a single day in June, an Australian-Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia's Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials decided to let a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years...
Woman makes small bet, wins big (07/16/06)
SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. -- A Michigan woman's 10-cent bet turned into a small fortune -- she won $21,584. The Michigan woman, whose name was not released by track officials, made the bet Friday at Sports Creek Raceway in Swartz Creek, about 55 miles northwest of Detroit...
Police dog uses truck to run down woman (07/16/06)
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A police dog that was left in a pickup truck with the engine running apparently knocked the vehicle into gear and ran down a woman who was walking to her mailbox. Mary F. Stone, 41, was expected to remain hospitalized with a fractured pelvis and tailbone until at least Friday, said her husband, Paul Stone...
Firefighters battle huge Calif. fires in wilderness (07/16/06)
YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. -- Nearly 4,000 firefighters worked in blistering temperatures Saturday to corral a huge complex of fires in rugged wilderness as authorities found a body in a blackened part of the desert. The body of Gerald Guthrie, 57, was found by a search-and-rescue crew, said Cindy Beavers of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Guthrie had been missing since Tuesday, when fire swept through Pioneertown, a former Western movie locale...
Disputed presidential election leaves Mexico adrift (07/16/06)
MEXICO CITY -- The stock market is dropping. Protesters are marching on the capital. Citizens are lighting candles in hopes of divine intervention. Two weeks after a still-undecided presidential election, the suspense is testing Mexico's young democracy. The highly respected Federal Electoral Institute is charged with making sure that the tug of war doesn't reverse democratic gains made since President Vicente Fox's stunning victory six years ago ended 71 years of one-party rule...
Gunmen seize chairman of Iraq's Olympic committee (07/16/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen kidnapped the chairman of Iraq's Olympic committee and at least 30 others Saturday in a brazen daylight raid on a sports conference in the heart of Baghdad. Armed clashes erupted elsewhere across the capital. Parliament extended the national state of emergency as at least 27 people -- including two American soldiers -- were killed in sectarian or insurgency-related violence...
World's industrial powers clash over raging Mideast violence (07/16/06)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Leaders of the world's industrial powers clashed Saturday over the escalating violence in the Middle East even as the G-8 summit host, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged, "We will find common ground on this." The leaders opened the summit -- the first in Russia -- with a dinner at the opulent 18th century Peterhof Palace, which was extensively damaged during World War II and then painstakingly rebuilt. ...
Israel batters ports, roads in Lebanon (07/16/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Waves of warplanes thundering through the darkness bombed Beirut's southern suburbs for hours early Sunday, Beirut time, a day after Israel stepped up its air strikes and tightened a noose around this reeling nation. The Israeli air force on Saturday hit strongholds of the Hezbollah Shiite Muslim guerrilla group, bombed central Beirut for the first time, and pounded seaports and a key bridge. ...
Capahas take driver's seat (07/16/06)
Pitching has been the Plaza Tire Capahas' strength all season. And that area certainly stole the show Saturday as the 2006 National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional got under way. Jason Chavez fired a no-hitter to highlight a day that saw the Capahas win both their games in the revised round-robin format...
Great vision, split-second reactions required (07/16/06)
Jared Wagster doesn't just drive; he races. And that, says the dirt-track veteran, shouldn't be overlooked. "You're on the edge every lap. If you slip just an inch, you take the chance of getting into somebody, and a lot of people don't understand that," Wagster said. "They watch it in the grandstands and when [drivers] hit somebody they're like, 'He can't drive.'"...
Duathlon marks special day for Ole Dutchman (07/16/06)
Displaying the passion and motivation that shaped his competitive character when he founded the event over 20 years ago, even 81-year-old Bob Schnurbusch conquered the scorching heat on Saturday to cross the finish line at the Old Appleton Triathlon...
Fan Speak July16 (07/16/06)
Digging finds nothing bad COACH B,J, Smith has done an excellent job as Southeast Missouri State's women's basketball coach considering the administration for which he is working. The only thing the NCAA could dig up was what? Good citizen, good Christian acts. ...
Senden has lead at John Deere (07/16/06)
John Senden took the lead and the spotlight at the John Deere Classic in Silvins, Ill., on Saturday, one day after Michelle Wie withdrew because of heat exhaustion. With temperatures in the low 90s, Senden shot a 7-under 64 to reach 16 under. Heath Slocum and Patrick Sheehan were three back at 13 under after 66s. Second-round leader Joe Ogilvie (69), Alex Cejka (64), Steve Jones (66), J.P. Hayes (66) and Daniel Chopra (68) were 12 under...
Looper gets his third win in a row (07/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals' rash of extra-inning games has been very good for Braden Looper's bottom line. Looper earned his third victory in as many outings in a 2-1, 10-inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Scott Rolen's RBI single with two outs in the 10th was the difference, but Looper got his team in position to stretch its winning streak to a season-best six games with two scoreless innings...
Landis surrenders yellow jersey (07/16/06)
MONTELIMAR, France -- Floyd Landis is willing to gamble that his best days at the Tour de France are ahead of him. The American gave up the race's overall lead Saturday, deciding to save his energy for next week's vital stages before the Tour reaches its finish in Paris next Sunday...
Stewart looks for boost in New Hampshire (07/16/06)
LOUDON, N.H. -- With eight races to go until the start of NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup championship, Tony Stewart is looking for some security. Only the top 10 in the points and anyone else within 400 points of the leader after the Sept. 9 race at Richmond will be eligible to race for the title. Stewart goes into today's Lenox Industrial Tools 300 seventh in the standings...
The Sports Network picks Southeast for last in OVC (07/16/06)
If the Southeast Missouri State football team wants some extra incentive to prove doubters wrong during its first season under coach Tony Samuel, all the Redhawks have to do is check out The Sports Network web site. TSN, which covers NCAA Division I-AA football more extensively than any other media outlet, recently ranked all 101 scholarship Division I-AA squads...
Sports briefs 7/16/06 (07/16/06)
Southeast Hospital tourney is Friday; Cape Cal Ripken team places fourth
Wave petunias just get up and grow (07/16/06)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- If petunia popularity was the stuff of showbiz, then you might see headlines like these dominating all the trade papers: "Wave Draws Raves; Becoming a Flower Family Fave." Or "Petunia Powers Way to Top of Petal Parade." Over-the-top theatrics to be sure, but the boldface assertions would be true...
Here's how to build an exterior wall (07/16/06)
Building a wall is but one of many tasks involved with the construction of a room addition or an extensive remodel. Knowing a few "whys" and "hows" about the assembly can simplify the process and eliminate a lot of heartache. A few wall rules: The idea here is that you want your new and old foundations to react to natural movement of the earth below in an identical fashion. It is always wise to have an engineer involved when it comes to the foundation...
Dry Tortugas off Key West (07/16/06)
DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, Fla. -- Many visitors to the Florida Keys snap a picture with the marker in Key West that designates the southernmost point in the United States. Or they buy trinkets bearing images of another famous local landmark -- the "Mile 0" road sign, marking the end of the Overseas Highway (U.S. 1), which begins more than 100 miles to the north...
CouchSurfing is dead -- long live CouchSurfing (07/16/06)
MONTREAL -- For the last three years, thousands of travelers around the globe have used a Web site called CouchSurfing.com to find like-minded folks who would let them sleep on a couch or in a spare room so they wouldn't have to stay in a hotel when they traveled...
U.S. Corps bans kite tubing on Arkansas, Missouri lakes (07/16/06)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Corps of Engineers has banned kite tubing, a new extreme water sport, on its lakes in Arkansas and Missouri. Kite tubing has caused at least two deaths on other lakes in Texas and Wisconsin, the Corps said. A kite tube is an inflatable platform towed by a boat. As speed increases, the entire tube is lifted into the air like a kite with the rider on top. The tubes often overturn or throw the rider, according to the Corps...
By high road and low road, a wee tasting of Scotland (07/16/06)
KYLEAKIN, Scotland -- There is indeed poetry in the geography of the Highlands of Scotland. The country's laureate poet, Robert Burns, etched the literary vision hundreds of years ago: "My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here; "My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;...
Summer of conservation (07/16/06)
Behind the Missouri Department of Conservation campus in Cape Girardeau, a group of teenagers have broken a sweat. Gathered around plywood propped up on plastic sawhorses, the 15 boys and three girls take turns using hand saws, levels and tape measures...
Everyone makes a mistake, or two (07/16/06)
SHE SAID: I've known since I was 16 that God had a sense of humor. Or at least a sense of irony. The first day I drove my car to school after getting my driver's license, I ignored my parents. Not only did I pile a bunch of friends in the car, but I also drove onto the four-lane highway outside my hometown of Van Buren -- both of which mom and pop had instructed against...
Esther Maevers (07/16/06)
Esther L. Maevers, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Ruby Ensley (07/16/06)
Ruby Ensley, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Mount Vernon, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Hubert Riehn (07/16/06)
Paul Hubert Riehn, age 94, of Millersville passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1911. in Millersville, son of Aaron Herman and Idalia Louise Martin Riehn. He and Hattie Mae Schuette were married Dec. 21, 1934. She passed away Sept. 12, 1994...
Clyde Colyer (07/16/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Clyde William Colyer, 70 years of age, of Thebes, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1935, at the Colyer home in McClure, he was a son and youngest child of John and Lena Mainer Colyer. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Lee Colyer; four sisters, Margarie Colyer, Lawana Burchyett, Mary C. Abercrombie, and Eugenia Hale...
Sappington-Little (07/16/06)
Lisa Ann Sappington and Michael David Little exchanged vows March 18, 2006, at Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City. Robert Grief performed the ceremony. Soloist was Larry Chasteen of Oran, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Donna Sappington and Delbert and Sue Mouser, all of Jackson. The groom is the son of Jerry and Myrna Little of Kelso, Mo...
Borgfield-Wilson (07/16/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wendy Lee Borgfield and William Alan Wilson exchanged vows June 3, 2006, at the lakeside gazebo at Davis Banquet Center near Jackson. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Laura Liley of Grassy, Mo., and the late Larry Borgfield, and stepdaughter of Mike Liley of Grassy. The groom is the son of Jimmy and Judy Keller of Chaffee...
Prillaman-Tenholder (07/16/06)
Melissa Prillaman and Nathan Tenholder were married Sept. 4, 2005, in the Grand Ballroom at Holiday Inn South County in St. Louis. Robert J.M. Barker performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Laura Steffey of Tremont, Ill. The groom is the son of Mike and Carol Tenholder of Cape Girardeau...
Smiley-Boren (07/16/06)
Linda Sue Smiley and Jerry Allen Boren were married April 7, 2006, in a private ceremony at the home of the couple. The Rev. Susan Wilkerson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Dona Biler of Chaffee, Mo. The groom is the son of Nelda Boren of Cape Girardeau, and the late Ervin Boren...
Moreno-Birk (07/16/06)
Claudia Moreno and Terry Birk were married June 10, 2006, at Romance Baptist Church in Romance, Mo. Jim Kyle performed the ceremony. The bride was presented in marriage by her son, Jose Rivera. Maid of honor was Chatonyah Carter, daughter of the bride...
Eaker-Waterbury (07/16/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mitchell and Marsha Eaker of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Michelle Eaker, to Jeremy Michael Waterbury, both of Muncie, Ind. He is the son of Michael and Debra Waterbury of New Palestine, Ind. Eaker received a master's degree in wellness and gerontology from Ball State University in 2004. She is wellness director at Muncie Family YMCA...
Terry-Ackman (07/16/06)
Mark and Tina Terry of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Lynette Terry, to Blake Aaron Ackman. He is the son of David Ackman and Janet Ackman of Jackson. Terry is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and is majoring in health promotion at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Delmonico's...
Mossman-McDonald (07/16/06)
Wayne and Machele Mossman of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia E. Mossman, to Jason M. McDonald, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Dennis and Donna Mitchell of Cape Girardeau and Kevin and Michelle McDonald of Bellegrade, Mo...
Miller-Thomas (07/16/06)
Kristin Miller of Jackson and Rich Thomas of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Kathy Miller of Jackson, and the late Kenneth Miller. Thomas is the son of Richard and Rebecca Thomas of Silex, Mo. Miller is a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is a second grade teacher with Advance School District...
Ducharme-Collins (07/16/06)
Fred and Kathy Ducharme of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Ducharme, to Cory Collins, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Jeannette Collins Gibbons of Springfield, Mo. Ducharme received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri. She is employed with the Children's Division of Family Services...
Schiwitz-Reynolds (07/16/06)
Bud and Brenda Schiwitz of Benton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Shaina Leigh Schiwitz, to Capt. Mark Darrin Reynolds. He is the son of Jerry and Lil Reynolds of Cape Girardeau. Schiwitz is a 1990 graduate of Kelly High School, received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. ...
Musgraves-Devenport (07/16/06)
Jerry and Linda Suedekum of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Nicole Musgraves, to Derek Wayne Devenport. He is the son of Roger and Gwen Devenport of Marble Hill, Mo., and Mike and Teresa Clark of Millersville. Musgraves is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is a business analyst with Big River Telephone Co...
Stroders are married 25 years (07/16/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Stroder of Oak Ridge recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance. The event was held May 6, 2006, at Heartland Banquet Hall in Jackson, hosted by their children. Stroder and Cindy Nance were married May 2, 1981, at Whitewater United Methodist Church...
Hanners observe 50th event (07/16/06)
Charles and Gloria Hanners of Jackson were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise family dinner June 24, 2006. The event was held at the Branding Iron Restaurant, hosted by their sons and families. The couple was married June 23, 1956, at Sedgewickville Lutheran Church in Sedgewickville, Mo., by the Rev. Jens Larson...
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Out of the past 7/16/06 (07/16/06)
25 years ago: July 16, 1981 Federal revenue--sharing funds during the new fiscal year will make up 6 percent of Cape Girardeau's total budget of $10,955,254; the total amount in the fund has been set at $654,000 -- $649,000 in new funds and $5,000 from interest generated by the fund; the majority of the revenue-sharing money is being earmarked for operating costs in the solid waste disposal division of the public works department...
Electric rates: Missouri walks a thin line in Ameren case (07/16/06)
The $361 million rate case filed by AmerenUE last week is one that the Missouri Public Service Commission can't afford to get wrong. At stake, along with the size of your monthly electricity bill, are the financial stability of the state's largest utility and the vibrancy of the region's economy. ...
License-office reforms mean better service, more accountability (07/16/06)
As I joined members of the Missouri House on Monday to announce the unveiling of a new reform package regarding how Missouri's Department of Revenue awards state license office (also know as fee offices), I thought of President John F. Kennedy's words: "Our task is not to fix blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future."...
Kelley Transportation worked hard to provide good service (07/16/06)
By Kim Kelley While I have quietly sat back and read article after article talking about how horrible Kelley Transportation Co.'s service was, I must answer the latest incorrect information that was published in the July 12 edition of your newspaper...
Service first (07/16/06)
The patronage system of awarding Missouri's license offices to political supporters and friends of whoever sits in the governor's office has long been a thorn to many political observers. For the thousands of Missourians who visit these offices every year to get or renew driver's licenses and auto tags, however, the most important thing is service and the length of the line of folks waiting to be helped...
Old WMD are meaningless (07/16/06)
To the editor: Readers should not be fooled by the recent letter regarding WMD in Iraq. The writer regards it as a revelation that approximately 500 weapons have been discovered since 2003. Dr. David Kay, formerly first director of the CIA Iraq Survey Group, testified in June that is "should not be a surprise to anyone that chemical munitions produced in Iraq between 1980 and 1991 have been found there." He dismissed the 500 degraded pre-Gulf War chemical munitions that have recently been reported about in comparison to what is killing Americans every day: The "1980-era chemical munitions have not killed a single American or Iraqi.". ...
Want attention? Build a missile (07/16/06)
To the editor: Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Southeast Missouri and all the tractors in the field. We have been duped again. For years we were told to build a better mousetrap and the world would beat a path to our door. Now all you have to do is build a missile, and the world will beat a path to your door...
Speak Out 7/16/06 (07/16/06)
Protecting children; Narrow turn lane; Adult stem cells; Bigger problems; Cleared things up; Take down signs; Safety issue; Great map; Pet safety; Making a case
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