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Stories from Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Intersection closed for bridge work (08/23/06)
A heavily traveled intersection in Jackson has been closed until late October as part of the Highway 34/72 widening project. The intersection of Highway 34/72 and West Main Street was closed Tuesday so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can tear out and replace a bridge to make room for additional traffic lanes, said Kevin Plott, MoDOT senior construction inspector...
Governors oppose Guard plan (08/23/06)
Calling it an "unprecedented shift in authority," the governors of all 50 U.S. states are urging Congress to remove a provision in a bill that would allow the president to control the National Guard during and after national disasters. The bill, which already has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, would allow the president to federalize the National Guard without the consent of the governor. The bill is expected to be hashed out when Congress reconvenes in September...
Cape man one of two in U.S. to get Marine League honor (08/23/06)
Ron Wilson usually is behind the camera. Tuesday he was the star attraction when the Marine Corps League presented the KFVS12 cameraman of 40 years with its Distinguished Citizen Award. The Distinguished Citizen Award is a national recognition. The award is presented to those who have assisted others in need and promoted values of citizenship and patriotism. Wilson is one of two Marine Corps League members in the country to receive the award this year...
Committee recommends Pluto's planet status stay intact (08/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- "Our sidewalk dodged a bullet," said Harvey Leifert, spokesman for the American Geophysical Union, offering his take on the great solar system shake-up of 2006. When the Washington-based not-for-profit built its headquarters about a decade ago, someone got the idea to dress up the sidewalk out front with inlaid bronze markers representing the planets, that beloved gang of nine: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto...
Crews pick up limbs following storms (08/23/06)
Since Saturday, Cape Girardeau Public Works crews have been picking up limbs scattered by weekend storms. Crews are still working in the northeast section of town and will move out to other parts of Cape Girardeau when work is completed there. Residents with tree limbs to be removed are asked to place them on their front curb in manageable pieces. Those seeking to place their address on the list for a pick up are asked to call 334-9151...
Local briefs 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
Woman charged with unlawful use of weapon Cape Girardeau police said a woman arrested on outstanding warrants had a loaded gun in her purse. Meghann M. Vinyard, 20, of Scott City was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon. When an officer was taking Vinyard into custody Monday morning for outstanding warrants, he conducted a search and found a loaded .22-caliber pistol revolver in her purse. Bond was set at $10,000 cash only...
Six people arrested in connection with drug investigations (08/23/06)
Cape Girardeau police arrested six people Tuesday night stemming from two separate drug investigations. The arrests occurred late afternoon to early evening in the 1000 block of Bloomfield Street and the 100 block of South Lorimier Street, according to detective Bill Bohnert. Police executed search warrants and netted three arrests at each location. Marijuana was recovered in both places, Bohnert said. Charges had not been filed as of Tuesday night but would be pursued, he said...
SEMO officials confident school could handle a crime emergency (08/23/06)
Southeast Missouri State University officials could decide to cancel classes and keep students inside campus buildings if faced with a manhunt for a dangerous escaped convict like the one that occurred this week in Virginia. "We do have an emergency operations plan," said Doug Richards, director of Southeast's department of public safety...
Knives, spray paint used in Scott County vandalism (08/23/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Several cars and buildings were vandalized by knives and spray paint early Tuesday morning in this Scott County town. "We got hit pretty good," Oran police chief Marc Tragesser said, adding at least $3,800 in damage was done. At least 12 vehicles, including an Oran police squad car, were spray painted and had tires slashed. Most of the vehicles only had one or two tires damaged, but the police vehicle had all four tires slashed...
County studying Cape move (08/23/06)
Cape Girardeau County public works director Don McQuay laid a small piece of rusty pipe on the table in July when he appeared before the county commission. The pipe, part of the antiquated plumbing system that provides both heat and cooling in the Common Pleas Courthouse, had deteriorated from both the inside and the outside. Water had eaten away at the pipe from the inside, and condensation caused by cold water used for cooling had eaten it from the outside...
Club news 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
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Officials: Bone fragments in Drexel case definitely human (08/23/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Investigators said Tuesday a forensic anthropologist has verified that bone fragments found in a residential backyard in rural Cass County last week were human. Kansas State University professor Michael Finnegan had said Friday that his preliminary tests indicated the fragments were human and he was able to confirm that with additional tests. Authorities said one of the five fragments came from a whitetail deer...
Missouri Mental Health Commission report calls for changes (08/23/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Mental Health Commission recommended ways to better protect patients in a report Tuesday, including providing for more independent investigations and making some information on abuse and neglect reports public. A panel appointed by the governor also has been looking at changes to the mental health system. Both groups have called for reporting all deaths at state health facilities to the coroner or medical examiner...
Business briefs 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
Third trial averted in Quattrone case NEW YORK -- Former star banker Frank Quattrone reached a deal with the government Tuesday that allows his criminal case to be dismissed without a third trial. The pact would close a three-year effort to prosecute a man who earned $100 million in a single year as he commanded his investment firm's technology portfolio at the height of dot-com mania. ...
Marine Corps to recall reserve troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan (08/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Marine Corps will soon begin ordering thousands of its troops back to active duty because of a shortage of volunteers for Iraq and Afghanistan -- the first involuntary recall since the early days of the war. Up to 2,500 Marines will be brought back at a time, and there is no cap on the total number who may be forced back into service as the military helps fight the war on terror. The call-ups will begin in the next several months...
Officials: Thunderstorms reported in the region when Russian passenger jet crashed in Ukraine (08/23/06)
SUKHA BALKA, Ukraine -- Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 was packed with families, tourists and others returning to the Russian city of St. Petersburg after soaking up the sun and salt water on the Black Sea. Thunderstorms roiled the air space over eastern Ukraine and the pilots of the Tu-154 passenger jet chose to steer higher to avoid the turbulence...
Eleven British terror suspects appear at London court (08/23/06)
LONDON -- Eleven suspects charged in an alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners appeared in court for the first time Tuesday, and the eight men who faced the most serious charges were ordered held until next month as detectives press on with their investigation...
Kelly no-hits Red Devils (08/23/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kelly's offense reached double digits in hits for the second straight game, and pitcher Kalie Hughes added to Chaffee's offensive funk with a no-hit effort in a 9-0 rout Tuesday. The Hawks are now 2-0, having scored 32 runs on 32 hits. Chaffee fell to 0-2, with a pair of shutouts and just one hit...
Central netters blank Farmington (08/23/06)
Reigning district champion Central opened its girls tennis season with a 9-0 victory Tuesday against visiting Farmington. Sarah Ford, Lindsey Pingel, Christen Edmonds, Kristen Ford, Carsen Bahn and Claire Segar all won in singles. The doubles teams of Sarah Ford-Pingel, Kristen Ford-Edmonds and Bahn-Segar also were victorious...
Area sports digest 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
Hosp fires hole in one at Bent Creek Ken Hosp of Jackson carded his second career hole in one Saturday at Bent Creek Golf Course. Hosp used a utility wood to ace No. 13, a par 3 playing 193 yards. Witnesses were Drew Hosp and Stan Chapman. Betty DeWitt won the Ladies Dalhousie Handicap Tournament on Sunday at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Bess seller? Book chronicles Three Rivers coach (08/23/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- When Nadine Roberts approached legendary Three Rivers basketball coach Gene Bess two years ago about writing his biography, the long-time coach took a moment to think about it. Then he glanced out onto the gym floor, saw his grandson Kolby playing, and the rest, as they say, is history...
Mets acquire Green from Diamondbacks (08/23/06)
NEW YORK -- Outfielder Shawn Green was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Mets on Tuesday night, giving the NL East leaders one more big bat as they gear up for the postseason. The Diamondbacks sent the 33-year-old Green and slightly more than $6.3 million to the Mets for Triple-A pitcher Evan MacLane, a 23-year-old left-hander...
Horschel wins stroke play at U.S. Amateur (08/23/06)
CHASKA, Minn. -- Billy Horschel won the stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Championship despite shooting a 6-over-par 78 in the second round on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Horschel, whose 11-under 60 Monday at Chaska Town Course was the lowest score in USGA tournament history, finished with a two-round total of 5-under 138...
Sprinter Gatlin agrees to 8-year ban (08/23/06)
Sprinter Justin Gatlin agreed to an eight-year ban from track and field Tuesday, avoiding a lifetime penalty in exchange for his cooperation with doping authorities and because of the "exceptional circumstances" surrounding his first positive drug test...
Redskins acquire Falcons' Duckett (08/23/06)
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons traded running back T.J. Duckett to the Washington Redskins on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal and acquired holdout receiver Ashley Lelie from the Denver Broncos. The Broncos received Washington's third-round pick in the 2007 draft as part of the deal, according to two officials within the league who spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been officially announced...
Brad Smith may be Jets' new weapon at receiver (08/23/06)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Brad Smith was a quarterback at Missouri when he first met Antwaan Randle El. Never did he think he would become exactly what Randle El is: a signal caller turned receiver. Smith can only hope to be as successful as his friend, and is making big strides in his rookie season with the New York Jets...
Scientists put Pujols through tests to compare with Ruth (08/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- How does El Hombre match up against the Sultan of Swat? This spring, Washington University scientists, at the request of GQ magazine, put Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols through a series of tests similar to those given to Babe Ruth 85 years ago -- tests ranging from finger tapping to visual responses to bat speed...
Walk-off HR bites Cards again (08/23/06)
NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran swung, and quickly an exciting night for the New York Mets became an exhilarating one. Beltran hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, putting a rousing ending to a game of grand-slam derby between Albert Pujols and Carlos Delgado and rallying the Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Tuesday...
Unbeaten U.S. tops Slovenia 114-95 (08/23/06)
SAPPORO, Japan -- LeBron James and the rest of the U.S. starters were yanked less than halfway through the first quarter. They hadn't done anything wrong; it was just time for the second team to come in. That one was better than Slovenia, too. Using both units to wear down and outrun the Slovenians, the Americans rolled to a 114-95 victory Tuesday, remaining unbeaten and clinching a spot in the round of 16 at the world championships...
Player, coach reprimanded after obscenity, slap aired (08/23/06)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Staten Island manager Nick Doscher and one of his players were reprimanded by Little League World Series organizers following an incident during the New York team's 1-0 loss to Lemont, Ill., in which the player yelled an obscenity and Doscher responded by striking him...
Life, liberty and the burning of yard debris (08/23/06)
Everybody should have an issue. Something they're willing to go to the mat for. For Jane O'Connell of Cape Girardeau, the issue that gets her juices flowing is one she has long considered an inalienable right. The right to burn leaves and yard debris outside her home...
Recipes from a disaster (08/23/06)
A few weeks ago our church played host to a group of missionaries from St. Paul's United Methodist Church traveling home to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from an extensive work camp on the Gulf Coast. The terrible stories they had to tell about the total devastation along the Mississippi shoreline were nearly unbelievable. The one thing that I took away was that there is such a tremendous need, even yet, and help is still needed and will be for years to come...
Fixing a failed yard (08/23/06)
An acquaintance (I'll call him Fred) recently told me about his relatively new lawn. Fred was pretty upset with its condition. For more than two years, he had fertilized, limed, seeded, mowed, aerated and watered faithfully. Yet, in spite of all his efforts, the lawn looked patchy, was continually invaded by weeds and never really "greened up" like it should...
Charles Toler (08/23/06)
Charles Toler, 70, of New Madrid, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Cardwell, Mo., son of Charles Monroe and Elsie McCormack Toler. Toler was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Madrid. Survivors include a son, Roy Toler of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Tommy May of New Madrid; and a sister in St. Louis...
Evelyn Cain (08/23/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Evelyn Pauline Cain, 79, of Anna died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at her home. She was born March 10, 1927, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Lloyd and Opal Lewis Smith. She and Gerald Cain were married Sept. 7, 1947, near Jonesboro, Ill. Cain was a member, Sunday school teacher, secretary, treasurer and in charge of Bible school many years at Beech Grove Baptist Church...
Lorena Horschman (08/23/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lorena E. Horschman, 95, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1911, at Biehle, Mo., daughter of Frank and Theresa Kirn Unterreiner. She and Adam Horschman were married June 16, 1930, at Perryville. He died March 12, 1981...
Frances Bachman (08/23/06)
Frances "Irene" Bachman, 90, of York, Pa., formerly of the Scott City area, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at Manor Care Center in York. She was born June 5, 1916, at Illmo, daughter of Peter A. and Dora Russell Reed. She married Donnell W. Bachman, who preceded her in death...
Arthur King (08/23/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Arthur T. King, 93, of Bismarck, Mo., formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at Camelot Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Farmington, Mo. He was born July 29, 1913, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of William Edward and Ludmilla Margaret Churney King. He married Dorothy Dean, who preceded him in death...
Mitchell Glasscock (08/23/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mitchell Todd "Mitch" Glasscock, 46, of Benton died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at his home. He was born June 15, 1960, in Cape Girardeau, son of George Price and Judy Lee Perdue Glasscock. Glasscock was co-owner and operator of R&G Construction Co...
Births 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
Kiehne; Balch; Wondel; Santos-Toto; Wilde; Ingram; Gross
Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
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Out of the past 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 23, 1981 The Silver Jubilee Mass held in the afternoon at the Arena Building marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau; principal celebrant is Cardinal William Baum, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education in the Vatican and former bishop of the local diocese...
Stem-cell reporting: Editorializing rhetoric (08/23/06)
By Dr. Wes Wright As one who has always believed that reporting involves setting forth the facts of an issue, I was appalled to see that reporting has devolved into editorializing on the issue of embryonic stem-cell research at the Aug. 17 rally. This editorializing had nothing to do with the facts or the science of the matter. ...
Water in the streets (08/23/06)
The Aug. 11 cloudburst that inundated Cape Girardeau with more than 2.7 inches of rain within an hour was an unusual event that overwhelmed the city's drainage system. The $40 million storm water and flood-control project completed in 2004 worked as it is supposed to, city officials say, but the system was not designed to handle that much rain in so short an amount of time...
Dr. Onder doesn't speak for WU (08/23/06)
To the editor: The Aug. 18 article regarding the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative contains comments by Dr. Robert Onder, identified as being "of Washington University." Dr. Onder is a physician in private practice. He is not employed by Washington University and does not receive any salary from this institution. ...
Speak Out 8/23/06 (08/23/06)
Say it isn't so; Not for pet-sitting; Parent-OK lunch; Withering description; No city socialism; Food police; Rate increase; School benefits; Falling apart; Exaggerated smoke; Infringing government; Subsidies and markets; Dressing lawyers
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