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Stories from Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bell City School issue sent to attorney general (08/15/06)
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn has asked the Missouri Attorney General's office to review a state investigative report to determine if charges should be filed concerning the Bell City School District illegally obtaining state aid...
Jackson's electric rates could jump a third (08/15/06)
Jackson residents and businesses will pay 33 percent more for electricity over the next six months if city officials approve a major electric-rate revision plan. City officials say the combination of high fuel prices, federal energy policies on deregulation and environmental restrictions are the cause for higher rates...
It's case overload for prosecuting attorneys (08/15/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Even when away from the office, work never stops for Paul Boyd. At times the Scott County prosecuting attorney can get up to 20 calls a weekend from law enforcement officers. It's all part of the job. "They don't want to do the job wrong," he said of the officers, whom he advises on search warrants and other criminal investigation questions...
Cape police: Nude man tried to get officer's weapon (08/15/06)
A nude man attacked a police officer, attempted to grab his sidearm and was Tasered twice before officers were able to restrain him at a Cape Girardeau trailer park. A police officer responding to a call of an attempted break-in at 606 S. Silver Springs Road at 3:09 p.m. Sunday saw a naked man walking in the trailer park, police spokesman Jason Selzer said...
Staff at University Extension office quietly works to improve Cape County (08/15/06)
Some people may not know its purpose or that it even exists, but a long history of research-based work takes place inside a building on the outskirts of Jackson. The University of Missouri Extension office is affecting the economy, empowering individuals and building strong families and communities in Cape Girardeau County -- that's according to representatives with the extension office at 684 W. Jackson Trail...
Man accused of beating pregnant ex-girlfriend (08/15/06)
Cape Girardeau police are searching for a man accused of beating his pregnant ex-girlfriend. The 21-year-old woman woke up Sunday morning to find her 20-year-old ex-boyfriend standing over her, police spokesman Jason Selzer said. The man allegedly put his knee to her chest, choked her and struck her with an open palm. He refused to let the woman leave the apartment, in the 400 block of South Silver Springs Road, according to Selzer...
Drug activity discovered, resulting in charges against four (08/15/06)
Four people were arrested last week in a Cape Girardeau County drug bust. Authorities received a tip that a wanted person was at a large work shed near Copperhead Lane and Route U near Burfordville, sheriff's department detective Travis Sikes said...
Program trades reduced sentences for litter cleanup (08/15/06)
By Matt Sanders Southeast Missourian BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County's roads may be a little cleaner soon with the help of county jail inmates. The county commission and Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter say a new work program that will have select inmates picking up litter in exchange for reduced sentences will get underway as soon as possible...
Emphasizing first-day fun (08/15/06)
Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School students found Monday's first day of school to be a picnic. Principal Roy Merideth and his staff held a back-to-school picnic on the junior high track and football field. Students were treated to bottled water, hot dogs, chips and ice cream...
Battling the bulge: A few tips to preventing first-year weight gain (08/15/06)
It takes only two small words to strike fear into the hearts of incoming college students: "Freshman 15." Though some students are triumphing in the battle of the bulge, others come home with more than another year of school under their belts -- a few extra pounds, too...
Federal Court 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
The following information was released by the office of U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Monday before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry: Age: 35 Residence: Cape Girardeau Charge: Distribution of cocaine base...
Learning briefs 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
Robbins receives dean's scholarship for 2006-'07; Two Delta students attend Girls State
Sarah Ann Hahn named Kelly High School salutatorian (08/15/06)
The Southeast Missourian is recognizing 2006 valedictorians and salutatorians from local high schools. To submit graduates from your school, contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at 335-6611, extension 128 or e-mail cmiller@semissourian.com Salutatorian -- Sarah Ann Hahn...
Lower temperatures help, but crops suffering (08/15/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Falling temperatures and rainfall in parts of Missouri helped to stabilize pasture and row crop conditions at the end of the past week, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday, but low soil moisture continued to be a problem. ...
Best Buy gives $250,000 for school equipment (08/15/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Best Buy Co. on Monday said it will give a total of $250,000 to three Kansas City-area schools that plan to use digital cameras, iPods, scanners and other high-tech equipment in the classroom. ...
Demand is the demon behind high gas prices (08/15/06)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The nation's journey to $3 per gallon gas has been more like a drag race than a meandering road trip. With the partial shutdown of Prudhoe Bay last week, motorists who have felt the pain at the pump had more to moan about as the simple dynamics of supply and demand kept the prices hovering at a level that seemed unfathomable a few years ago...
Misconduct by military recruiters on the rise, congressional agency says (08/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- Military recruiters have increasingly resorted to overly aggressive tactics and even criminal activity to attract young soldiers to the battlefield, congressional investigators say. Grueling combat conditions in Iraq, a decent commercial job market and tough monthly recruiting goals have made recruiters' jobs more difficult, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. ...
Nation briefs 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
Attention to locomotives' emissions renewed WASHINGTON -- For years, government scientists who measure air pollution assumed diesel locomotive engines were relatively clean and emitted far less health-threatening emissions than diesel trucks or other vehicles. ...
Mystery 9/11 rescuer unmasks self amid publicity for new film (08/15/06)
NEW YORK -- For years, authorities wondered about the identity of a U.S. Marine who appeared at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, helped find a pair of police officers buried in the rubble, then vanished. Even the producers of the new film chronicling the rescue, "World Trade Center," couldn't locate the mystery serviceman, who had given his name only as Sgt. Thomas...
U.S. and Iraq disagree on cause of Sunday explosions that killed 47 (08/15/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Residents dug through wrecked buildings and swept glass off the streets Monday in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood devastated by explosions that killed at least 47 people. Iraqis blamed bombs, but U.S. military experts pointed to a natural gas explosion...
Britain downgrades threat level, a relief for weary travelers (08/15/06)
LONDON -- Britain lowered its terrorist threat level a notch Monday, a relief for weary travelers who have endured days of chaos at the nation's main airports since security forces foiled an alleged plot to blow passenger planes out of the sky. Attention focused on the role a radical Pakistani charity might have played in financing the terror scheme, allegedly with money that was meant to go to earthquake relief. ...
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire holds (08/15/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Tens of thousands of Lebanese jammed bomb-cratered roads Monday as they returned to still-smoldering scenes of destruction after a tenuous cease-fire ended 34 days of vicious combat between Israel and Hezbollah. Highlighting the fragility of the peace, Hezbollah guerrillas fired at least 10 Katyusha rockets that landed in southern Lebanon late Monday, the Israeli army said, adding that nobody was injured. ...
Schermann & Co. give 'Hawks a local flavor (08/15/06)
Colin Schermann was not surprised by his impressive rookie season for Southeast Missouri State last year. But the Cape Girardeau Central High School graduate admitted that thinking he would be the first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference place-kicker seemed a bit far-fetched...
Nationals ousted from World Series (08/15/06)
The Heartland Nationals 12-and-under softball team, an all-star team made up of players from Kelso, New Hamburg and Oran, lost its final pool-play game Monday and failed to advance at the Babe Ruth 12U World Series in Varina, Va. Heartland was defeated by Londonderry, N.H., 9-2 to end pool play with a 2-2 record...
Scott earns trip to world championships (08/15/06)
Susan Beth Scott has a trip to Durban, South Africa, marked on the calendar for later this year. Scott, 14, placed first in one event and second in three others last weekend at the U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships in San Antonio, Texas...
Kim becomes youngest U.S. Amateur champion (08/15/06)
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- The youngest U.S. Women's Amateur champion had just played 36 tense holes under cloudless summer skies. So it's understandable how 14-year-old Kimberly Kim felt about finally hoisting the Cox Cup. "I didn't know it was that heavy," she said, flashing a smile full of braces...
Seau retires; Leinart, Cardinals finally reach terms on contract (08/15/06)
Clinton Portis will miss the rest of the preseason and perhaps more. Junior Seau is done altogether. And Matt Leinart finally is getting started. Portis, who set a Redskins record with 1,516 yards rushing last season, partially dislocated his left shoulder making a tackle in an exhibition game Sunday. Coach Joe Gibbs said Portis' shoulder was sore and he would begin rehabilitation once the soreness abates...
Braves' Diaz equals NL record with 10 straight hits (08/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz tied a National League record Monday night by hitting safely in a 10th consecutive at-bat. Diaz's single in the seventh inning off Washington Nationals reliever Travis Hughes made him 4-for-4 in the game and allowed him to break the Braves' team record and equal the NL mark, shared by several players. The most recent to accomplish it was Cincinnati's Bip Roberts on Sept. 19-23, 1992...
Pace gives Rams scare with injury, exit on cart (08/15/06)
ST. LOUIS -- It's a coach's nightmare, watching your star offensive tackle leave the field on a cart. That Orlando Pace escaped with a sore leg reduced Monday's mishap to just a scare for the St. Louis Rams. A team spokesman said Pace had slight sprains to his right ankle and knee. Coach Scott Linehan said Pace's leg "kind of got rolled up" during a 9-on-7 drill early in practice, limped to a cart and then got a lift to the locker room...
Carrying trust: Steve Williams carries more than Tiger's clubs (08/15/06)
Their relationship transcends a player and his caddie. That much was clear from an emotional embrace on the 18th green at Royal Liverpool, when Tiger Woods crumbled into the arms of Steve Williams after winning the British Open, staining his black shirt with tears the caddie knew were inevitable...
Barbaro improves enough to go outside (08/15/06)
PHILADELPHIA -- How's this for a breath of fresh air? Barbaro is enjoying daily outings outside his intensive care stall to pick his own grass, enjoy the warm weather and stretch his recovering legs. Barbaro stepped outside his ICU stall and started daily walks on a grassy area near the unit last week for the first time since having catastrophic injuries in the Preakness nearly three months ago. ...
U.S. players visit base in S. Korea (08/15/06)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Coach Mike Krzyzewski knew the drill. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and the rest of the U.S. basketball team got into combat uniforms and took marching orders from former U.S. Army officer Krzyzewski on Monday during a visit to Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul...
Seau returns to San Diego to announce his retirement (08/15/06)
SAN DIEGO -- The Seau punch has finally run out of juice. Junior Seau retired from the NFL on Monday after 13 seasons as the live-wire leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers and three less-productive years with the Miami Dolphins. Seau celebrated practically every tackle and sack with a trademark fist pump during a career in which he established himself as one of the NFL's greatest linebackers and helped San Diego reach its only Super Bowl. ...
Family adjusts to new school year (08/15/06)
They're back. Students in Cape Girardeau public schools returned to class Monday. It's amazing how quickly one school year rolls into another. My teenager, Becca, is now a high school freshman. My younger daughter, 10-year-old Bailey, just started fifth grade...
Singer Boy George reports for trash duty in New York City (08/15/06)
NEW YORK -- With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early Monday, sweeping the streets for the Department of Sanitation and getting in a dust-up with the media. It took less than an hour for the former Culture Club frontman to get into a spat with the media...
Marvin Jones (08/15/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marvin G. Jones, 57, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1949, in St. Louis, son of Harold and Alice Eccelston Blegg. He and Virginia Redman were married Jan. 1, 1972, in St. Louis...
Golda Ross (08/15/06)
Golda J. Ross, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born May 1, 1909, in Albany, Mo., daughter of W.J. and Emma Burgess Siddens. She and Thornton D. Ross were married in 1937. He died in 1957. Ross retired from the Albany Public School System in 1974 and taught in numerous public schools in Northwest Missouri...
Lora Massey (08/15/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lora Ellen Massey, 86, of Advance died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico, Mo. She was born March 12, 1920, at Zalma, daughter of Ed and Sadie Shell Hendrix. She and Arch Massey were married Aug. 20, 1937, at Greenbrier, Mo. He died Feb. 4, 1987...
Jim Ogles (08/15/06)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- Jim Ogles, 50, of St. Charles, Mo., died Aug. 13, 2006, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. He was born September 25, 1955, at Paragould, Ark., son of Robert and Wilma Johnston Ogles. He married Terry Ogles. Ogles was employed by Boeing for 20 years. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and an avid hunter and fisherman...
Births 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
Cissell; Dent; Laubach; Willingham; Overbey; Beussink; Wilson; White; Sander
Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
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Out of the past 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 15, 1981 Rodney V. "Rocky" Sickmann, who was among 52 American hostages held in Tehran for 444 days, speaks to Missouri and Arkansas Kiwanis members at the service club's district convention in Cape Girardeau; the Kiwanians who attend the breakfast at which the former Marine speaks pay tribute to him with a standing ovation...
Those signs (08/15/06)
A while back in this space, it was suggested that the Cape Girardeau City Council use a six-month cooling-off period before considering any changes in its new sign ordinance. The restrictions in the ordinance have created quite a clamor, both in the business community and from residents who both hold and go to weekly garage sales...
Not responsible for adult behavior (08/15/06)
To the editor: I have never spoken with nor have I met Councilwoman Debra Tracy. I am not shocked about the Speak Out comment regarding her husband's arrest. Ms. Tracy is not responsible for her adult husband's personal behavior any more than you are responsible for any adults residing under your roof. I won't take the cowardly way out, Southeast Missourian editors. I gladly will include my name...
Grow up, and end petty squabbles (08/15/06)
To the editor: Maybe I'm getting old, I don't know. But what I do know is there seems to be a lot of squabbling going on over items that are not of particular value. So maybe we need to sit down and talk. If someone has a tattoo and you don't even know the person, how does it affect you personally?...
Speak Out 8/15/06 (08/15/06)
Entry rules; Works both ways; Blame Islam; Keeping his word; Helping hand; Easy transition; A good man; Degrading action; Lack of caring; Fight for change; Disappointing coverage; Travel questions; No surprise; Asking too much; Foregone conclusions; Smoking teachers; No pity party; Sing and shout
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