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Stories from Thursday, August 3, 2006

Meadows Heights voters to decide fate of bond issue (08/03/06)
PATTON, Mo. -- Two hundred and eighty students. One set of bathrooms. That combination means long lines in the hallway at the Meadow Heights elementary school. "We always have a line in the hallway," said principal Donna Bristow. She other school officials want to add a second set of restrooms. It's one of a number of major improvements planned for the high school and elementary schools that sit together on a single campus in rural Bollinger County...
Penny's pinch (08/03/06)
"Nickel for your thoughts" just doesn't have the same ring to it. "A dime saved is a dime earned?" "Not a quarter to your name?" How about "that's worth a pretty half-dollar"? The phrases may sound strange now, but according to the U.S. government, the penny is in trouble...
Opponent says Jetton's fund-raising letter violates agreement to run clean campaign (08/03/06)
House Speaker Rod Jetton last month issued an urgent call to supporters for money to fuel his re-election campaign after his Democratic challenger reported outraising the three-term incumbent. "Unfortunately, his support amounts to a tidal wave of money, activists and slander headed my way," Jetton wrote. "I believe we are facing the most serious challenge we have ever seen. The scariest part of this whole conspiracy is that it is actually working!"...
Tourism spending flat for state, strong locally (08/03/06)
Higher fuel prices and less state support are being blamed for Missouri's tourism industry remaining flat through the first six months of the year. But local tourism officials say that Cape Girardeau tourism is still strong, though they acknowledge that it's a cyclical business and fuel prices are having an impact...
Jackson restaurant getting refund from Sander's campaign (08/03/06)
Paul Sander's campaign for Cape Girardeau County clerk will pay Stooges restaurant $1,105 to refund an in-kind contribution that exceeded the legal maximum, campaign treasurer John Thompson said Wednesday.
MoDOT official: Interstate 55 interchange not on hold (08/03/06)
Andy Meyer of the Missouri Department of Transportation dispelled rumors that the Interstate 55 interchange project had been put on hold, announcing that groundbreaking is scheduled to take place Aug. 31. Meyer, project manager, spoke at a joint planning and z...
Delta enrolling new students (08/03/06)
The Delta School District will enroll new students next week. Junior high and high school students will enroll from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Monday and Tuesday. New elementary students will enroll Thursday and Friday. ...
Girl claims older relative molested her for three years (08/03/06)
A 13-year-old girl testified in court Wednesday that an older relative inappropriately touched her over a three-year period. Charles P. Davis, 68, of Grassy, Mo., was charged with felony statutory sodomy and child molestation in connection with some of the alleged incidents...
Sandbar cuts river access (08/03/06)
Cape Girardeau has a renovated ramp at the Red Star Public Fishing Access Point, but there's one problem: Many boaters can't use it. Due to low river levels and accumulating sediment, the access point has a depth of about 2 feet and large sandbars have formed several feet beyond. The ramp is useable only by smaller craft with shallow drafts...
Community briefs 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
Nature Center holds free educator open house The Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center will hold a free educator open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center will be there from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by an exhibit and presentation on stars and constellations from Jackie Wortman from the NASA Education Resource Center. ...
Crowd gathers at nature center to learn about insects (08/03/06)
About 140 visitors to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center's recent "Insect Mania" learned about seven Missouri insects that sting and bite at an event that focused on insect pests. They were the honey bee, velvet ant, mosquito, blister beetle, horsefly, water bug and ichneumon wasp...
Nation/world digest 08/03/06 (08/03/06)
Cuban focus remains on Fidel, not Raul HAVANA -- Fidel Castro still appeared to be running the show in Cuba on Wednesday after undergoing abdominal surgery and naming his brother acting president. Raul Castro remained out of public view two days after the temporary leadership change was announced. The state news media's focus remained solely on the elder Castro and his recovery, creating uncertainty about who was really in charge...
Iraqi president: Plan to take over security on track (08/03/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Bombs exploded on a soccer field Wednesday killing 11 young people, and at least 42 other people -- two of them Americans -- died elsewhere in sectarian or political violence. Still, the president said plans are on track for Iraqis to take over security. The surge in sectarian violence has prompted the U.S. ...
Castillo hired for head athletic trainer position (08/03/06)
Alfred Castillo, assistant trainer and associate head football trainer at the University of Missouri for the past five years, has been hired as head athletic trainer at Southeast Missouri State. Castillo replaces Rob Hunt, who recently resigned to take a job as head football trainer at Oklahoma State University...
Area sports digest 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
Kennedy to compete at world games Jill Kennedy, a paralympic track and field athlete originally from Zalma and now living in Charlottesville, Va., will be a member of the U.S. team for the IPC Athletics World Championships, scheduled for Sept. 3 through 10 in Assen, The Netherlands...
Capahas rally for victory (08/03/06)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Plaza Tire Capahas bounced back from a first-round defeat to remain alive in the National Baseball Congress World Series. Plaza Tire scored 11 consecutive runs and knocked off the Austin (Texas) Gold Sox 12-8 Wednesday morning in the loser's bracket of the 42-team event...
Giants catcher Matheny, a former Cardinals player, finished for season due to concussion (08/03/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Mike Matheny has made little progress in his recovery from a concussion and will not play again this season for San Francisco. After another series of tests and appointments with specialists at the University of Pittsburgh last week, Matheny and the Giants' medical staff made the difficult decision that he should spend the rest of 2006 recovering to reduce the risk of further damage to his brain...
Kansas City acquires Bennett (08/03/06)
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Rain forced the Kansas City Chiefs to cancel their morning practice for the second day in a row Wednesday, but they were still busy in the front office. While former Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes remained at home in Texas waiting clearance from doctors, Kansas City acquired Michael Bennett from the New Orleans Saints, a one-time Pro Bowler himself who will back up Larry Johnson...
Bledsoe, Owens still working to get on same page (08/03/06)
After a deep ball that didn't come close in a drill without defenders, a pass that was underthrown in double coverage and one that went high, wide and out of bounds, Drew Bledsoe must have sensed frustration rising in Terrell Owens. So the Dallas Cowboys quarterback made a pre-emptive strike Wednesday morning. Soon after they went to the sideline, Bledsoe went looking for Owens, walking about 50 yards merely to give him an encouraging pat on the rear...
Road-course specialikst Said tries to make his mark at Indianapolis (08/03/06)
Now the question is: What can Boris Said do for an encore? Coming off last month's Pepsi 400 in Daytona, where he won the pole and finished fourth in the race with his new No Fear Racing team, Said still must qualify for ...
Phillies hammer Cardinals (08/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 34 games when the official scorer changed his call on an eighth-inning grounder, then added a single in the ninth to help the Philadelphia Phillies rout the St. Louis Cardinals 16-8 Wednesday night. Utley was 0-for-4 when, with the Phillies leading 11-7, ...
Dog days keep horses from racing at Saratoga (08/03/06)
The dog days of August kept Saratoga's horses tucked away in their stables. The thoroughbreds weren't alone in seeking refuge from the intense heat wave that gripped the United States again Wednesday. Temperatures were near 100 in some places and hotter in others, and it wasn't pleasant...
St. Louis signs running back Williams (08/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams signed Moe Williams to a one-year contract on Wednesday, addressing the need for a backup running back. With Marshall Faulk out for the season because of a knee injury, the Rams have third-year back Steven Jackson in the starting role. Behind him is Tony Fisher, a fifth-year running back from Notre Dame who signed as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason from Green Bay...
Southern Illinois city lands a professional team at last (08/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- For months, bulldozers cleared land to make way for John Simmons' dream -- a sparkling new ballpark in the southern Illinois city of Marion, never mind that the wealthy attorney hadn't lined up a team to play in it. Simmons doesn't have to fret about that detail anymore...
Therapist denies charge from Gatlin's coach about testosterone (08/03/06)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon massage therapist who worked with Olympian Marion Jones and other elite athletes denied using a cream containing testosterone on sprinter Justin Gatlin. Christopher Whetstine, who is under contract to Nike, was drawn into the Gatlin doping scandal by the sprinter's coach, Trevor Graham...
Belliard admits to feeling like rookie in Cards debut (08/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- It appeared that Ronnie Belliard had a bit of the jitters in his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals. Now that it's over, this year's big acquisition for the stretch drive hopes to settle down and solidify second base. He can forget about the double-play ball in his first at-bat, and the throwing error and the pop fly he staggered under before catching it, missteps he partially atoned for with a successful squeeze bunt...
Ex-Ohio State coach wins lawsuit about firing (08/03/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Even though former basketball coach Jim O'Brien broke NCAA rules by giving money to a recruit, a judge ruled Wednesday that Ohio State must pay O'Brien $2.2 million plus interest because it failed to follow the terms of his contract...
Oklahoma QB reportedly kicked off team (08/03/06)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma starting quarterback Rhett Bomar was kicked off the team Wednesday after an investigation revealed he broke NCAA rules through his employment at a local business, according to a television report. Oklahoma confirmed that two players had been dismissed by the team but did not identify them. ...
A healthy start: Tips from local health experts on preparing your child for school (08/03/06)
Hearing and vision screenings. Immunizations. Physicals. A big part of preparing your child for school revolves around health care, especially for kindergarteners. Missouri requires that children entering public school have nine immunizations, according to Cape Girardeau County Health Department assistant director and nurse Jane Wernsman...
Health briefs 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
The Alzheimer's Association's annual Memory Walk for Alzheimer's disease will be Sept. 23 at Capaha Park. Registration is free, but participants who raise $75 or more receive a T-shirt. Registration is at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. To register or make a donation, contact the Alzheimer's Association at www.stlalz.org or (800) 980-9080...
From there to here (08/03/06)
Aug. 3, 2006 Dear Julie, When I moved to Humboldt County at the end of the 1970s, the Jambalaya was the most unusual nightclub I'd ever encountered. I fell in love with the mix of old hippies and college students, poets and musicians, lesbian activists, artists, underground journalists, jazz pianists who only performed at home and extreme alcoholics who called this place home...
What's good for blood pressure is good for the mind (08/03/06)
If you dive headfirst into this Healthspan thing, you keep coming up against a couple of core realizations. The first one is --Grow up! There are no magic potions when it comes to your health. As appealing as many of these herbal concotions and exotic mechanical devices may seem, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is...
Carla Kobler (08/03/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Carla J. Kobler, 76, of Cairo died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Cairo, daughter of Barney and LaVona Blackburn Myers. She married Dr. William M. Kobler Sr. Kobler was a dental assistant and secretary in her husband's practice in Cairo many years...
Jessie Hamilton (08/03/06)
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Jessie Hamilton, 93, of Warner Robins, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Houston Medical Center Hospital in Warner Robins. She was born Dec. 14, 1912, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of John Calvin and Effie May Alexander Reed. She and Kenneth Hamilton were married in January 1950 in Cape Girardeau. He died May 4, 1970...
Lawrence Russell Sr. (08/03/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lawrence Allen Russell Sr., 66, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 8, 1939, at Neelys Landing, son of Troy Allen and Pearlie Fulkerson Russell. Russell was a truck driver many years and also a security guard. He owned and operated Mid States Security. He was a member of the Eagles Club...
Zelma Caldwell (08/03/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Zelma Mae Caldwell, 87, a lifetime resident of Thebes, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Chaffee, daughter to Arlie and Eva Gettings Browning. She and William Caldwell were married April 12, 1937, in Vienna, Ill., by the Rev. H.G. Hurley. He preceded her in death...
Gene Burton (08/03/06)
Gene Allan Burton, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of Gene and Bernice Amelia Urhahn Burton. He and Grace Michele Leach were married April 23, 1977, in Cape Girardeau...
Richard Perryman (08/03/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Richard Lee Perryman, 70, of Benton died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Nocona, Texas, son of Raymond Burk and Ireta Margarit Crawford Perryman. He and Helen Juanita Tinsley were married Oct. 19, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. She died May 15, 1992...
Jennifer Morman (08/03/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The funeral for Jennifer S. Morman of Minneapolis, Minn., was held July 29, 2006, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester, Minn. The Rev. John Darlington officiated. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Pallbearers were Don Schulte, Matt Schulte, Stephen Morman, Ruth Schulte and James Stone...
Births 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
King; Menz; West; Johnston; Dirden
Cape/Jackson police reports 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
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Out of the past 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 3, 1981 Air traffic controllers at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport join in a nationwide strike, forcing Ozark Air Lines, the largest commercial carrier operating here, to ground scheduled flights to and from Cape Girardeau; four members of the local Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization man a picket line at the airport...
Minimum wage: If only most Americans understood (08/03/06)
"The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00." So read an editorial headline in one of the most respected newspapers in America. The editorial stated: "There's a virtual consensus among economists that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed. ...
Smoking bans (08/03/06)
The wave of efforts to regulate smoking in public places is growing bigger across the nation. In recent days Southeast Missouri Hospital and Stooges restaurant in Jackson have announced they will no longer allow smoking. The hospital's ban -- it hasn't allowed indoor smoking for several years -- extends to outside areas...
Information about Thebes courthouse (08/03/06)
To the editor: In hopes of shedding some light on the story about the Thebes courthouse: The Southern Illinois University professor, Mary McGuire, has not seen fit to accept my papers on Heinrich Arnholdt Barkhausen, the architect of the courthouse. He was my third great-grandfather. Had she, she would not be looking in the attic for information...
Speak Out 8/3/06 (08/03/06)
Real state issues; Something's rotten; Test results; Democrats' goals; Here are the names; Time to move on; Deserving tribute; Jackson's signs; Why are they there?; President's stand; Thanks for stop sign; School administrator
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