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Stories from Tuesday, July 25, 2006

One sentenced, another pleads guilty to child molestation (07/25/06)
One man was sentenced and another pleaded guilty Monday to child molestation charges. Scott A. Spreitler, 43, of Perryville, Mo., received a 12-year sentence when he appeared before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Lewis. Spreitler pleaded guilty last month to fondling a 5-year-old boy May 15 in Cape Girardeau...
Two Cape Girardeau men charged with drug possession (07/25/06)
Two men were arrested near the Osage Community Centre over the weekend and charged with drug possession. Devin Eastman, 18, of 1450 Kingsway Drive, and Quency D. Wallace, 27, of 838 S. Ellis St., were arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday when a police officer on patrol saw a car parked behind the Osage Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway, according to police spokesman Jason Selzer...
Illegal immigrant to be deported for forged papers (07/25/06)
An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a forged document and would be deported, a Cape Girardeau County judge ordered. Carlos Quintas, 21, of 2813 Whitener St., pleaded guilty to felony forgery and misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer during an appearance before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis...
National Guard still helping out in St. Louis (07/25/06)
Downed trees and tree limbs still littered some St. Louis neighborhoods Monday as National Guard troops from the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau sawed and hauled off debris from last week's powerful storms. The cleanup work continued as utility crews worked to restore electricity. ...
Smoking ban spreads to hospital (07/25/06)
Last week Southeast Missouri Hospital announced that beginning Sept. 1 its entire campus will be smoke- and tobacco-free. Joining in this move are some of the largest health-care providers in the state, including University of Missouri Health Care, Barnes, Jewish and Children's Hospitals in St. Louis...
Some sex offenders no longer required to register (07/25/06)
Letters were mailed Monday to more than a third of the convicted sex offenders living in Cape Girardeau County informing them they no longer needed to keep contact with the local sheriff departments in Missouri. According to a June 30 Missouri Supreme Court ruling, sex offenders convicted before Jan. ...
WPSD, KBSI to take on KFVS12's 9 p.m. newscast (07/25/06)
WPSD Channel 6 will produce a 9 p.m. local newscast for Cape Girardeau-based KBSI starting this fall, a television team-up that will pit the new news product against one that KFVS12 has been offering its sister station, UPN-the Beat, for three years...
Pair accused of drug deal plead innocent (07/25/06)
Two men arrested following a suspected drug deal pleaded innocent Monday to related charges. Terrance O. Gardner, 22, of Cairo, Ill., and Manuel L. Landa, 38, of 116 N. Henderson Ave., each entered their plea during an appearance before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Lewis. ...
North county residents lobbied for support of sales tax proposal (07/25/06)
DAISY -- A small but supportive group of north Cape Girardeau County residents greeted county commissioners Monday when they pitched a sales tax measure for county roads and law enforcement. Only 14 people showed up for the town meeting at the Coon Hunters Lodge at the junction of Routes B and AA. And despite voicing criticism of the way county roads have been handled in the past, when asked about how they would vote on Proposition 1 everyone said they would vote for the measure...
Cape Girardeau man sentenced for struggle with police officer (07/25/06)
A prison guard accused of punching a Cape Girardeau police officer pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday for resisting arrest. Tommy L. Tipler, 42, of 651 Napa Circle, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Benjaim Lewis to 14 days in jail and given credit for time served for misdemeanor resisting arrest. ...
Pizza delivery man's alleged attackers plead innocent in court (07/25/06)
Two of three men pleaded innocent Monday to charges of beating up a pizza delivery man in Cape Girardeau. Before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Lewis, Darwin K. Graham, 19, of 1126 S. Ellis St., and Michael A. Jones, 21, of 915 Ranney Ave., entered their plea to felony robbery and armed criminal action for the Jan. ...
4,600 cities nationwide restrict smoking in public places (07/25/06)
Some groups would like to see Southeast Missouri Hospital's smoke-free initiative expanded. Tara Kennard of the American Cancer Society's Cape Girardeau office hopes the hospital's move is a step toward a smoke-free society. She pointed to the Missouri Tobacco Initiative on November's ballot, which proposes to raise the cigarette tax by 470 percent as the group's top priority. If approved, the initiative would raise the average cost of a pack of cigarettes by 80 cents...
Learning briefs 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
Stephens graduates; Scholarships; Dean's lists; Local students attend Boys State
SEMO Graduation list (07/25/06)
Degrees were conferred on 890 students during May commencement exercises at Southeast Missouri State University Advance -- Diana Lawson, master of arts in exceptional child. Altenburg -- Brian Rhodes, bachelor of arts in English, magna cum laude. Burfordville -- Megan Day, bachelor of science in communication disorders, magna cum laude...
Southeast graduate will head to Juilliard (07/25/06)
When Emily Wilson received a phone call from the Juilliard School in May, she knew she had done something right. She just wasn't sure what it was. But the voice on the other end of the phone was telling her she'd been chosen for a professional internship at the internationally known performing arts school...
2 KC hospitals launching clinics for children adopted from overseas (07/25/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two local hospitals are launching clinics to help the specific needs of children who were adopted from overseas. Internationally adopted children often bring health problems with them, including parasites, attachment difficulties, developmental delays, hepatitis and feeding issues...
Woman charged with trying to force child to smoke marijuana (07/25/06)
MACON, Mo. -- A mid-Missouri woman faces charges for allegedly trying to force her 3-year-old child to smoke marijuana. Thea Allen, 18, of Macon, was charged last week with distributing a controlled substance to a minor, and two felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child...
Judge upholds rejection of spending limit amendment (07/25/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to limit government spending lost an effort to get the measure before voters this November, as a judge ruled Monday that their paperwork was illegally disorganized. Cole County Judge Richard Callahan upheld Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's decision rejecting the petition. ...
Lawyers for teen cancer patient working to stop judge's order for chemo treatment (07/25/06)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Lawyers filed a motion Monday to try to stop enforcement of a judge's order requiring a 16-year-old cancer patient who had refused to continue chemotherapy to report to a hospital by today and accept treatment that doctors deem necessary...
NYC, St. Louis and California remain powerless (07/25/06)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Scorching heat pushed California's electricity supply to the brink Monday and threatened another round of blackouts as utility crews across the state struggled to restore power to tens of thousands of people left in the dark over the weekend...
FBI joins investigation into highway shootings (07/25/06)
MUNCIE, Ind. -- The FBI joined the investigation Monday into the sniper attacks that killed one person and wounded another along two Indiana interstates, and police searched fields, overpasses and roads for evidence. Investigators turned over bullets and other forensic evidence to the Indiana State Police crime lab to determine how many and what type of weapons were used in Sunday's shootings 100 miles apart, said state police Sgt. Jerry Goodin...
Leaving Lebanon: College student speaks out about the fighting (07/25/06)
LINTHICUM, Md. -- After a year spent studying Arabic in Cairo, Egypt, Stephen McInerney returned last week to the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, to pursue his master's in Middle Eastern studies. Two days later, Israeli bombs began falling upon the city he had grown to love while living and studying there for two years...
U.S. completes evacuation (07/25/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Backed by tanks, Israeli troops battled their way to a key Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon on Monday, seizing a hilltop in heavy fighting and capturing two guerrillas. The United States completed its evacuation of 12,000 Americans and said it would switch to bringing in humanitarian aid...
Burning to know (07/25/06)
On one of the hottest days of the year, Dr. Mark Hosler donned a black, long-sleeve shirt, walked out onto the black track at Central Junior High and chose to run 8 miles. He did it in the name of science. Not all of the results are back yet, but some of Hosler's friends believe the experiment proved he was crazy...
A lesson from the best (07/25/06)
PARIS - Riding with Lance Armstrong taught Floyd Landis some key principles he used to win the Tour de France: Forget pain, overcome mishap, crush self doubt, and focus only on your victory. "I'm glad that a guy who came through our program has won," Armstrong said Sunday. "We can take a small bit of credit for helping develop Floyd."...
There's life after Lance (07/25/06)
PARIS -- No more Lance, no more Tour de France? Hardly. Here's the message for all those TV viewers who switched off the set or changed channels in the first Tour in the post-Armstrong era: You missed one of the best shows in decades. Floyd Landis vaulted into the annals of cycling lore with Sunday's win in the 103rd Tour, crowning a stunning comeback...
Francis gives Rockies peak performance (07/25/06)
DENVER -- Jeff Francis threw a two-hitter for his first shutout and the Colorado Rockies slowed down the St. Louis Cardinals with a 7-0 victory Monday night. Francis (8-8) took a perfect game into the sixth, when catcher Yadier Molina blooped a single into shallow right-center just out of the reach of diving center fielder Cory Sullivan, who got his glove on the ball only to watch it scoot underneath him...
Stewart operates as a hypocritical vigilante (07/25/06)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Tony Stewart is many things, but the Emily Post of NASCAR etiquette is most certainly not one of them. Stewart wants to preach a give-and-take attitude on the race track. Yet when it comes time to practice it, NASCAR's champion only wants to take as much as he can get...
Struggling A-Rod finds little sympathy (07/25/06)
Alex Rodriguez is stuck in a slump. Big one, too. Right when the New York Yankees are in dire need of steady production. His throws are wild, swings are late. And now he's back in Texas, where he can always count on a cold reception. He must be getting used to those...
Jug collecting may be Tiger's best fit (07/25/06)
HOYLAKE, England -- Jack Nicklaus might have been right about Tiger Woods, even if he was looking at the wrong place. Nicklaus cranked up the hype about Woods on the eve of the 1996 Masters, after he and Arnold Palmer played a practice round with the 20-year-old amateur. Nicklaus called him "absolutely the most fundamentally sound golfer that I've seen at almost any age."...
Chiefs officially add Law (07/25/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cornerback Ty Law passed his physical and officially signed a five-year, $30 million contract with Kansas City on Monday, giving a huge boost to a defense that appears to be on the rise. Law then rushed out in search of a house, requiring the Chiefs to reschedule a news conference with the five-time Pro Bowler for today...
Area sports digest 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
Driskell places seventh at amateur golf tourney...
On the air 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
On the air Major League Baseball Area events Amateur baseball...
Sports briefs 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
College; Football
College student speaks out about the fighting (07/25/06)
LINTHICUM, Md. -- After a year spent studying Arabic in Cairo, Egypt, Stephen McInerney returned last week to the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, to pursue his master's in Middle Eastern studies. Two days later, Israeli bombs began falling upon the city he had grown to love while living and studying there for two years...
Family steps up to home improvement (07/25/06)
There's more to exercise than treadmills. The stairs at our house can be just as taxing. Joni and I found that out last weekend when we decided to overhaul Bailey's room. It all started because Joni found this lovely bedroom set -- two white, wooden dressers with colorfully decorated drawer fronts and an attaching, large mirror. A friend of ours did the artwork...
Carol Burnett honored by TV critics (07/25/06)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Carol Burnett, whose long-running variety show became a TV classic, has received a career achievement award from the Television Critics Association. "Does this mean I'll never get another bad review?" the 73-year-old actress-comedian joked Sunday as she accepted the honor...
Anna Ruch (07/25/06)
Anna L. Ruch, 76, of Millersville passed away Monday, July 24, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Daisy, daughter of Bert and Bessie Bollinger Hahs. She and LeRoy J. Ruch were married June 17, 1950. He survives...
Evelyn Allers (07/25/06)
Evelyn Esther Allers, 60, of Jackson died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born Feb. 16, 1946, in New Wells, daughter of Fred and Edna Fiedler Wachter. She and August H. Allers were married Nov. 29, 1969, in Shawneetown...
Herbert Atkinson (07/25/06)
Herbert Junior Atkinson, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cathy O'Dell (07/25/06)
Cathy O'Dell, 51, of Scott City died Monday, July 24, 2006, at her home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Kinder (07/25/06)
Ronald Dean Kinder, 55, of Whitewater died Monday, July 24, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Willis Randolph and Geneva Pauline Culbertson Propst. He and Karen Yvonne Beavers were married Dec. 31, 1974, in Scott City...
Births 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
Cook; Johnson
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
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Cape police reports 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
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Out of the past 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
25 years ago: July 25, 1981 Southeast Missouri State University has been designated to receive a grant from the Missouri Committee for the Humanities Inc. in the amount of $11,500 to develop a state program, "History Day 1982" with Dr. Frank Nickell named as project director...
Splitting stem cells: Congress is finally drawing some policy lines (07/25/06)
The Wall Street Journal Politics always trails the rush of science, especially on matters of moral import. So we'd like to break type and praise this week's Senate debate over federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. Congress is finally drawing some policy lines and working toward a social consensus rather than abandoning the ethics to an unelected scientific elite...
Complex issue (07/25/06)
Stem-cell research was hotly debated last week as President Bush used his veto power for the first time. The federal debate is over the use of government funds for stem-cell research -- a distinction often lost in the barrage of words. While federal laws do not limit stem-cell research, they do restrict which studies can receive taxpayer dollars...
Unions pushed for wage standards (07/25/06)
To the editor: I would like to respond to a recent Speak Out comment about the minimum wage. A minimum wage rate of 25 cents an hour was adopted by Congress in 1938. Sixty-eight years later, it has increased 19 times. In 1997 legislation was signed to raise it to its current rate of $5.15 per hour. States have the right to set their own wage rates higher than the federal level. Missouri is not one of those states...
Speak Out 7/25/06 (07/25/06)
Enriching the rich; No line dancing; Cynical policies; Making deals; Cool idea; Saving taxes; Blame men; Help the sheriff; Paying for farmers; Two kinds of famous; Hometown promotion; Overlooked area; To the rescue; Simple math; Chaffee outage; Air show hazard; Do without; Bad checks; Belongs on the wall
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