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Stories from Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Work crews continue cleanup from Sunday's cloudburst (08/29/06)
When rainwater from Sunday's thunderstorm flooded the basement of Cape Girardeau resident Barry Pfanstiel that evening, the Good Shepherd Lutheran pastor relied on sump pumps to remove the water. But then his electricity went out and wasn't restored until 90 minutes later...
Cairo mayor says council to blame for job cuts (08/29/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The city of Cairo laid off 13 part-time employees Monday and plans to terminate the employment of another eight or nine city workers in a month to save money, Mayor Paul Farris said. Farris announced the need for layoffs in a news release issued Monday. The cuts come from a city work force of 79 full- and part-time employees and include the fire and police departments...
Chlorogen picks Kentucky site over SEMO (08/29/06)
The $350 million Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative, which includes selling portions of the Missouri Higher Loan Authority, finally has the support it needs to pass the state House and Senate. But that announcement made Saturday by Gov. Matt Blunt could not convince one biotech firm to build in Cape Girardeau...
Bock accuses commissioners of meeting in private (08/29/06)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Larry Bock on Monday accused his colleagues of holding "private meetings" to discuss county business. Bock leveled the charge when Commissioner Jay Purcell objected to giving him a seat on a new county road board...
About 200 Katrina refugees still in Southeast Missouri (08/29/06)
Today's 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina reminds Lachia Rodriguez and Humberto Gordillo of why they're living in Cape Girardeau. It's the day area social service agencies will remember the more than 1,000 displaced hurricane victims who made their way to Southeast Missouri after the monstrous storm. About 200 Hurricane Katrina victims are still living in Southeast Missouri, said American Red Cross volunteer Saundra Blankenship, who serves as a case manager for the hurricane victims...
Rose, Brucker honored at top of their classes (08/29/06)
Amber Rose, salutatorian School -- Delta High School Parents -- Laurie Walker and Stephen Rose Clubs/activities -- Captain of the cheerleading squad, president of senior class, president of National Honor Society, president of FCCLA, reporter of student council, treasurer of Team Spirit, FBLA, FFA, Pep Club, Science Club, and Band/Colorguard...
Bush: Katrina recovery just beginning (08/29/06)
BILOXI, Miss. -- President Bush said Monday the huge job of rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina was just beginning a year after the massive storm but expressed hope that the $110 billion of help sent from Washington would be enough. Trying to erase the black mark left on his presidency by the administration's sluggish response to Katrina, Bush returned to the first scene he saw a year ago of the storm's devastation...
Prosecutors drop their case against John Mark Karr (08/29/06)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case Monday against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his insistence he sexually assaulted and strangled the 6-year-old beauty queen...
Central swimmers win outdoors (08/29/06)
In what may have been the first boys outdoor swimming meet in Missouri State High School Activities Association history, Central edged Notre Dame 95-77 on Monday at the Central Municipal Pool. This is the first fall boys swimming season since MSHSAA voted to change the season from winter to fall...
Central soccer regroups following big year, big losses to graduation (08/29/06)
Central's second trip past the boys soccer sectionals will leave the Tigers retooling again following the loss of a massive senior class. When the Tigers made a run to the state final four in 2003, Central lost 14 seniors and nearly its entire starting 11. Last season, the Tigers (22-6-1) were downed by Vianney 2-0 in the quarterfinals with a roster that included 15 seniors, including the bulk of their starters...
Southeast will interview two coaching candidates (08/29/06)
Southeast Missouri State is apparently closing in on hiring a new women's tennis coach. Two candidates for the position that opened up when Jay Pacelli recently resigned will be on campus this week for a series of interviews with university administrators...
'Hawks' to field experienced lineup (08/29/06)
Southeast Missouri State will field a veteran lineup for Saturday's season opener at Austin Peay, with 11 seniors and seven juniors listed as starters on the depth chart. Among the 24 first-teamers -- including the punter and placekicker -- 18 have been regulars at one time or another during their Southeast careers...
Holmes' career in doubt after injury move by KC (08/29/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Priest Holmes, who hasn't practiced at all in training camp, now will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season and his career is in doubt. Kansas City put the three-time Pro Bowl running back on the physically unable to perform list Monday. He will be out for a minimum of six weeks, then the Chiefs will have 21 days to activate him...
Agassi struggles past Romanian on first day of his final tourney (08/29/06)
NEW YORK -- If Andre Agassi keeps this up, it's going to be absolutely exhausting. For him, for his opponent, for his fans, for everyone at the U.S. Open. Knowing each time he steps on the court could be his last match as a pro, Agassi clearly does not want to go gently, and he kept overcoming deficits Monday night, pushing his 36-year-old body around Arthur Ashe Stadium for 3 1/2 hours...
Prices rise on World Series tickets (08/29/06)
NEW YORK -- Be prepared to pay if your team makes it to the World Series. The price of regular box seats will be $250, according to notices some teams have started sending to their season ticket holders. That's up from $185 last year, a 35 percent hike that is the steepest in nearly a decade, since Major League Baseball doubled the price from $75 to $150 in 1998. The cost rose to $160 in 2000, $175 in 2001 and $185 in 2004, where it stayed last year...
USA faces Germany, Nowitzki (08/29/06)
SAITAMA, Japan -- The bracket says the United States will be facing Germany in the quarterfinals of the FIBA world championships Wednesday. In truth, the U.S. is facing Dirk. "Man, they have Dirk," U.S. point guard Chris Paul said. "He's one of the best players in the NBA and one of the best players in international ball as well."...
Rams keep tabs on possible hurricane (08/29/06)
DAVIE, Fla. -- Even after moving to St. Louis from South Florida, Scott Linehan still finds himself dealing with a hurricane threat. The Rams' new coach monitored Tropical Storm Ernesto on Monday, hoping the storm wouldn't disrupt his team's final exhibition game Thursday at Miami...
Linehan cuts with a personal touch (08/29/06)
ST. LOUIS -- When it's time to deliver the bad news, Scott Linehan believes in a personal touch. The new St. Louis Rams coach spent about an hour Monday morning meeting individually with the eight players that were released. None of them were big names, but Linehan has never forgotten his face-to-face visit with Tom Landry when the Dallas Cowboys cut loose the former Idaho quarterback in 1987...
Masked man to the rescue (08/29/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Usually, Albert Pujols is the St. Louis Cardinals' hitter that the opposition has to stop. Right now the most dangerous bat is a journeyman catcher playing for his seventh team in six seasons. Gary Bennett hit a game-winning ninth-inning single on Saturday, then topped himself with his first career grand slam for another walkoff victory on Sunday. ...
Staying inside the lines (08/29/06)
In the beginning, my school days introduced me to a world of fuchsias, robin's egg blues and burnt siennas. The names of these colors were a bit puzzling to a 5-year-old, but I knew Snuffleupagus could handle a burnt sienna if I found my brown crayon had been eaten...
Plane-crash controversy darkens Emmys (08/29/06)
LOS ANGELES -- The latest edition of the Emmy Awards proved that timing really is everything. Clock-watching action series "24" finally got its due after five seasons, nabbing three trophies including best drama, best actor for star Kiefer Sutherland and a directing award...
A.G. Morris (08/29/06)
A.G. Morris, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 30, 1917, in Chicago, daughter of William A. and Lula White Morris. She married Jessie Hike, who preceded her in death. Morris moved to Cape Girardeau in 1991 from Sikeston, Mo. She had been a school cook and was a member of the Church of God in Christ...
Johnnie Byrd-Brown (08/29/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Johnnie Andrew Byrd-Brown was stillborn Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his mother, Rachel Byrd of Poplar Bluff; his father, Phillip Brown of Poplar Bluff; a brother, Phillip Brown of the home; two sisters, Ashley Weaver of California, Marissa Byrd of the home; maternal grandparents, Danny and Debbie Byrd of Sedgewickville, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Diane Williams of Poplar Bluff, Johnnie Harris of Chicago; maternal great-grandparents, George and Mae deLaune of Covington, La., Raymond and Louise Burbach of Sedgewickville; and paternal great-grandmother, Lillie Brown of Poplar Bluff.. ...
Norma Schrieber (08/29/06)
Norma Ruth Schrieber, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at the home of a son in Owasso, Okla. She was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Potosi, Mo., daughter of Riley F. and Dorothy Ethel Sutton Wagganer. She and Clifford Schrieber were married July 14, 1951, in St. Louis. He died March 10, 1995...
Bruce Kelly (08/29/06)
John Bruce Kelly, 55, of Jackson died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at his home. He was born March 24, 1951, in St. Louis, son of John Leo and Viola Mae Wilke Kelly. Kelly was a graduate of Hazelwood Senior High School. He attended a junior college in St. Louis and Southeast Missouri State University...
William Cannell (08/29/06)
William David Cannell, 80, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at The Lutheran Home. He was born April 7, 1926, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Clarence and Birdie Parker Cannell. He and Evangeline Bakken were married Aug. 14, 1946, in Kasson, Minn...
Carl Strobel Sr. (08/29/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Carl Gene Strobel Sr., 69, of Advance died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Clutts (08/29/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- Richard Clutts, 89, of Thebes died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at his home. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Lawrence Sullivan (08/29/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lawrence T. Sullivan, 56, of Cairo died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at Memphis Regional Medical Center Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born May 30, 1950, in Chicago, son of Elizabeth Gill and Samuel T. Sullivan. He and Jeanette Sneden were married...
Wilbur Snyder (08/29/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Wilbur Snyder, 90, of Spring Hill, Fla., and Anna died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Spring Hill. He was born July 24, 1916, in Akron, Ohio, son of Ralph and Lucille Snyder. He and Betty Corzine McCrory were married April 27, 1984. She died May 7, 2005...
Bernece Eaves (08/29/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nellie Bernece "Dude" Eaves, 80, of Sikeston died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Fred and Ella Liary McAnelly. She and William Paul Eaves were married Nov. 22, 1941, at Benton, Mo. He died Aug. 3, 2006...
James Malone (08/29/06)
James Olen Malone, 58, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Oak Ridge, son of James O. and Vernia L. Eldridge Malone. Malone served in the Army during the Vietnam War and received three Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal...
Out of the past 8/29/06 (08/29/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 29, 1981 U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson has expressed some displeasure over what he regards as Secretary of State Alexander Haig's interference in agriculture policy; Emerson, speaking to a luncheon gathering yesterday sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Co., referred specifically to the sale of butter to New Zealand at a lower price than the Soviet Union would have been willing to pay...
Elevating the farm bill debate (08/29/06)
By Franz A. Matzner The Aug. 21 Southeast Missourian article on farm subsidies ("Fields of green yield crop of cash") raised important issues about the besieged 2002 Farm Bill. Unfortunately, supporters of the current system did your readers a disservice by substituting scare tactics for the facts and ignoring the enormous public stake in programs which cost the nation tens of billions every year...
Future growth (08/29/06)
With the construction of a new Interstate 55 interchange between Cape Girardeau and Jackson about to begin, both cities are likely to see a period of increased development in that direction. For Cape Girardeau, expanding north is just about its only option, since it is pretty much landlocked on all other sides...
Keep track of donations to Nicaragua (08/29/06)
To the editor: In response to the story "Drurys help in $375,000 donation to Nicaragua needy": I want to thank the family for the help and ask that they administer the money. Nicaragua is a corrupt country, and many donations end up in the pockets of government officials. ...
Speak Out 8/29/06 (08/29/06)
Should not complain; Trim those trees; Good point; Religious bloodshed; Did the right thing; Following the rules; Not afraid of death; Close to the door; Offensive posters; In time of need; Vote no on amendment
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