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Stories from Thursday, October 19, 2006

Public school officials oppose tuition tax credit at hearing (10/19/06)
A bipartisan committee of state lawmakers expressed frustration Wednesday at the strong opposition of public education groups to a legislative proposal to allow some low-income students to escape failing public schools in Kansas City, St. Louis and the St. Louis suburb of Wellston...
Transit chief suggests taxi fare cut (10/19/06)
Taxi riders who call for immediate service could get a price break if the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority board votes to end a program that gives advance callers a 50 percent discount. The transit authority board met Wednesday to examine how the agency is functioning three months after taking over taxi services in Cape Girardeau and beginning the first fixed-route bus service in 37 years...
Police seize property to find motive in shooting (10/19/06)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Authorities seized property from the homes of a slain nurse and the man who fatally shot himself as part of their investigation into the murder-suicide. Melinda Domminguez, 55, was shopping at the Rozier's Country Mart in Ste. Genevieve when police said she was gunned down Tuesday by Patrick Williams, 26. After shooting Domminguez multiple times, including at least once in the face, Williams took his own life, police chief Dale Newman said...
Major contributors in the 160th District contest (10/19/06)
Larry Tetley, Democrat: Ellen Brandom, Republican: Robert and Linda Brandom, Parkville, Mo., $200; Deborah Hutter, Quincy, Ill., $295; Robert Hutter, Quincy, Ill., $325; Gary Rust, Cape Girardeau, $325; Missouri Association of Insurance Financial Advisors PAC, Jefferson City, Mo., $250; Loren and Deborah Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio, $300; Big River Aviation, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Big River Construction, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Big River Management, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Big River Land Co., Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Larry Braden, Sikeston, Mo., $325; Richard and Christy Montgomery, Sikeston, Mo., $325; Howard Wood, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Joyce Wood, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City PAC for Missouri, Kansas City, Mo., $325; 158th Legislative District Committee, Cape Girardeau, $325; Mike and Dawn Parker, Sikeston, Mo., $200; Missouri Cable PAC, Independence, Mo., $325; Missouri GOPAC, Kansas City, Mo., $325; Missouri State Teachers Association, Columbia, Mo., $325; Missouri Pharmacy PAC, Jefferson City, Mo., $250; Missouri Hospital Association Health PAC, Jefferson City, Mo., $150; Realtors PAC, Columbia, Mo., $325; Vernon Rhodes Family Partners, L.P., Cape Girardeau, $175; Plaza Tire, Cape Girardeau, $325; Southeast Missouri Dental PAC, Jefferson City, Mo., $200; Missouri Dental PAC, Jefferson City, Mo., $325; Committee to Re-Elect Jay Knudtson Mayor, Cape Girardeau, $150; Charles and Carole Ozean, Cape Girardeau, $325; Citizens for Bearden, St. ...
Major contributors in the 158th District contest (10/19/06)
Donors are from Cape Girardeau unless otherwise noted. Matt Hill, Democrat: Larry Dixon, Arlington, Mass., $325; Jennie Cooper, $100. Nathan Cooper, Republican: 32nd District Republican Legislative Committee, Kansas City, Mo., $3,000; John Tlapek, $325; Fred Wilferth, $100; Government Affairs Committee, St. ...
Major contributors in the 32nd Judicial Circuit contest (10/19/06)
Major donors in the contest for circuit judge in the 32nd Judicial Circuit. Donors are from Cape Girardeau unless otherwise noted. John Heisserer, Democrat: Tom O'Loughlin, Oak Ridge, $325; Teresa O'Loughlin, Oak Ridge, $325; Byrd Township Democrats, Jackson, $325; Norman Robert, $100; Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee, $325; Electrical Workers Local No. ...
Major contributors in the 159th District contest (10/19/06)
Donors are from Dexter, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Boyce Wooley, Democrat: Wayne County Democratic Central Committee, Williamsville, Mo., $150; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Educational Committee, Washington, D.C., $100; Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee, Jackson, $325; United Transportation Union PAC, Jefferson City, Mo., $325; L.W. Maddox, Clarkton, Mo., $325; Nixon for Governor, Jefferson City, Mo., $325; Ryan Holden, $325...
Major contributors in the 161st District contest (10/19/06)
Steve Hodges, Democrat: Gary Branum, Republican: Plaza Tire Service Inc., Cape Girardeau, $325; Howard Wood, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Joyce Wood, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Big River Construction Co. LLC, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Big River Management, Bonne Terre, Mo., $325; Bonne Terre Land Co. ...
Major contributors in the 156th District contest (10/19/06)
156th Legislative Democratic Committee, Fredericktown, Mo., $525; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, St. Louis, Mo., $325; Madison County Democratic Club, Fredericktown, Mo., $325; Madison County Democratic Central Committee, Fredericktown, Mo., $200; Committee to Elect Hambacker, Salem, Mo., $150; Collin Follis, Fredericktown, Mo., $100; Merritt Gerlach, Cape Girardeau, $300; Cape Area Democratic Meet Up Group, Cape Girardeau, $325; Law offices of V. ...
Local briefs 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Judge puts halt to work on new coal-fired plant A federal judge temporarily halted construction of a southern Illinois coal plant, ordering the site obtain modern pollution controls. In a case brought to federal court by the Sierra Club, Judge Phil Gilbert of the U.S. ...
Jackson resident headed to court on weapons charge (10/19/06)
A man accused of quarreling with a neighbor while holding a knife was bound over to Circuit Court for felony unlawful use of a weapon. Darrell D. Helderman 44, of 927 W. Independence St. in Jackson, taunted a neighbor to come outside to settle an argument Aug. 21, according to police...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 9 a.m. today County Administration Building 1 Barton Square in Jackson Action items Discussion items and appointments...
David Wiethop (10/19/06)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- David J. Wiethop, 44, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the Florida South Hospital in Orlando. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Club news 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Lamda Omicron; American Legion Auxiliary; MSSDAR
Democrats rally fund-raising forces, lag behind GOP (10/19/06)
Most area Democrats seeking state offices improved their fund-raising records during September, but only one candidate, judicial hopeful John Heisserer, has exceeded his GOP opponent for the entire year. According to campaign reports filed this week, Heisserer, who is trying to regain the judicial post he lost to Ben Lewis in 2004, has raised $54,704. Lewis, a Republican hoping to win a full six-year term as circuit judge, has raised $23,140...
No injuries, no suspects in shootings (10/19/06)
A home, vehicle and garage were struck by gunfire in two separate Cape Girardeau shootings Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. No one was injured in either shooting, and police were investigating whether they were related. The first shooting occurred at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday at Good Hope and Hanover streets when witnesses reported seeing a man walking down the street firing a handgun, Cpl. Ike Hammonds said...
University class receives operatic instruction (10/19/06)
Fredrick Martell launches into what he calls a jazzy Negro spiritual named "Witness," in which he takes the role of a charismatic preacher trying to show his flock how to be a Christian. He gestures, he points, he becomes the role. As Martell sings the final words, "my soul is a witness for the Lord," the 50 students and teachers cheer and applaud loudly. Some even whoop...
Long-term view (10/19/06)
When most people walk onto a job site, they see a hive of activity: Cranes lift wood planks, electric drills whir and workers hammer nails. Leland Darrow sees injuries waiting to happen. "Let's be honest. At a job site there's no reason why people should be falling or why people should be blinded by things. These are just dumb injuries," he said...
Community cuisine 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
All-you-can-eat fish fry to be held Oct. 27; Zion Lutheran Church to hold sausage supper; Emmanuel to hold sausage supper Nov. 4
Study: Supplements are no fountain of youth for seniors (10/19/06)
The fountain of youth apparently does not yet come in a pill. Widely used DHEA supplements and testosterone patches failed to deliver their touted anti-aging benefits in one of the first rigorous studies to test such claims in older men and women. The substances did not improve the participants' strength, their physical performance or certain other measures of health...
Nation briefs 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Key witness in House page scandal to testify WASHINGTON -- A former House clerk faces investigators today in possibly the most important testimony yet on how GOP leaders dealt with allegations about ex-Rep. Mark Foley's behavior toward pages. That includes their secret handling last fall of a complaint to a congressman who testified Wednesday. ...
Social Security checks going up by 3.3 percent (10/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security checks for nearly 49 million retirees are going up by 3.3 percent next year -- an average increase of $33 per month, though rising health care costs will take a bite out of the gain. The monthly benefit for the typical retiree will rise to $1,044 from an average of $1,011 this year...
Feds break up money-laundering ring; 26 arrested (10/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement agents broke up a Colombian money-laundering ring Wednesday, arresting 26 people in three countries and seizing more than $16.5 million in cash and drugs, drug enforcement officials said. Arrests were made in Bogota and Cali, Colombia; New York, New Jersey, Florida and London, England, according to Drug Enforcement Administration officials. They requested anonymity because they were speaking in advance of the formal announcement later in New York...
Man's suicide note leads to girl's dismembered body (10/19/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- A note found on the body of a suicide jumper led police to a French Quarter apartment where they found his girlfriend's charred head in a pot on the stove, her arms and legs in the oven and her torso in the refrigerator, a law enforcement officer said Wednesday...
Israel's Olmert says Russia should help resolve Iran nuclear dispute (10/19/06)
MOSCOW -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appealed to Russia on Wednesday to help block Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, but Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the visiting Israeli leader no public reassurances. Relations between Russia and Israel have warmed dramatically in recent years, but the countries are in deep disagreement over the Iranian nuclear issue. ...
Juan Peron's body interred at new mausoleum after violence in Argentina (10/19/06)
SAN VICENTE, Argentina -- Rocking-throwing brawls by groups with competing claims on Juan Peron's legacy overshadowed the third reburial of Argentina's former strongman, whose body was hastily laid in a new mausoleum after a long-planned ceremony went awry...
Rice pledges 'full range' U.S. military defense of Japan (10/19/06)
TOKYO -- The United States is willing to use its full military might to defend Japan in light of North Korea's nuclear test, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday as she sought to assure Asian countries there is no need to jump into a nuclear arms race...
High school football: Week 8 (10/19/06)
Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday (all games 7 p.m.) Jackson (5-2) at Eureka (4-3) Scott City (4-3) at Grandview (0-7) Chaffee (2-5) at St. Vincent (3-4) Dexter (6-1) at Perryville (4-3) -- Jeremy Joffray...
Booters give their teams a boost (10/19/06)
As a 6-foot-2 track athlete, Grant Ressel could make a pretty good wide receiver. But Jackson coach Carl Gross isn't willing to take that risk, because Ressel is too valuable to the team as a kicker. "We've had some good ones, but he's been great," said Gross, in his 18th season at the helm for Jackson. "He's the best kicker we've ever had."...
Saxony boys, Dexter girls win makeup races at Chaffee (10/19/06)
Different atmosphere, same results for the Saxony Lutheran boys cross country team. One day after the Advance Invitational was rained out, race favorite Saxony Lutheran came out on top of a five-team field in a makeup cross country meet that was run around the track at Chaffee...
Kelly lands six players on all-conference softball team (10/19/06)
The Kelly softball team may not finished on top of the SEMO Conference standings, but the Hawks are the last area softball team standing and were rewarded with a conference-high six players on the all-conference team. Senior pitcher Kalie Hughes, senior catcher Summer Proctor, senior third baseman Brittany Ponder, junior outfielder Sarah Ruff, sophomore Katee Moore and freshman second baseman Londyn Backfish made the team from Kelly...
Pirates, Bearcats kick off district action (10/19/06)
Last season, the Perryville football team stood toe-to-toe with eventual Class 3 District 1 champion Dexter for four quarters but lost 6-0 in the season finale. The loss concluded a winless season in which the Pirates lost by one point in two of their final four games...
Area sports digest 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Chappell, Reischman win Morley 5K run Eric Chappell and Sarah Reischman won the individual honors Saturday at the Morley Fall Festival 5K. Chappell, competing in the 16- to 20-year-old men's division, finished in 22 minutes, 37 seconds. Reischman clocked 28:22 while running in the 12- to 15-year-old girls division...
Area bowling scores 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Jackson Lanes Oct. 8 through 13 Men High games: Jim Brown 287, Jim Burnett 287, Trent Forester 279, John Litz 279, Jeremy Hunt 279, Nathan Warmack 278, John Wondel 275, Steven Luttrell 269, Stan Lueders 266, Mike Hercht 265, Kyle Bruce 264, Mike Boone 259, Mike Edgar 259, Terry Seabaugh 258, Jim Simpson 258, Fred Bauer 257, Ron Hinkebein 257, Tim Paulus 257, Mike Rosanaa 256, Dennis Hacker 256, Bill Funkhouser 255, Roger Petzoldt 253, Jason Brothers 253, Randy Luttrell 252, Spence Tollison 251...
Mets remain alive in series after Maine wins duel with Carpenter (10/19/06)
NEW YORK -- With the New York Mets on the brink of elimination, John Maine pitched a game to remember. The rookie dominated the St. Louis Cardinals with the poise of a veteran, Jose Reyes sparked the offense with a leadoff home run and the Mets beat St. Louis 4-2 on Wednesday night and force the NL Championship Series to a decisive seventh game...
Cardinals' offense quiet in Game 6 (10/19/06)
NEW YORK -- Chris Carpenter kept it close once again without his best stuff. The St. Louis Cardinals' hitters, however, looked as though they were facing a Cy Young winner instead of a rookie. Unable to deliver in the clutch until it was too late, the Cardinals missed a chance to salt away the NL Championship Series, losing to the New York Mets 4-2 Wednesday night...
Focusing on Alzheimer's (10/19/06)
In the 1980s, Barry Reisberg started to describe the precise clinical causes for Alzheimer's disease and his research has played a major role in the development and approval of three major drugs used to treat Alzheimer's. At 6 p.m. today, Reisberg will speak on Alzheimer's Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. He is visiting at the request of local resident Joan Talley, whose husband, Chris, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's...
Health briefs/Calendar 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Briefly The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is now accepting applications for its 2007 national scholarship program. The scholarship provides financial relief for people affected by MS who are entering their first year of post-secondary education. For more information, call (314) 781-9020...
Play-by-play with Cardinal Nation (10/19/06)
Oct. 19, 2006 Dear Patty, During the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals games were broadcast only by radio when I was a lad. With Harry Caray doing the play-by-play, radio was enough. He sounded as if he were summoning the cigarette-soaked bombast from his navel, and he had a signature way of calling a round-tripper. "It might be. It could be. It is .... A home run."...
One of these days may be too late (10/19/06)
Editor's note: This column was originally published May 26, 2005. "One of these days, I'm gonna sit down and write a long letter to all the good friends I've known. One of these days, one of these days, one of these days, and it won't be long, it won't be long."...
Father of Madonna's adopted son chides critics (10/19/06)
MCHINJI, Malawi -- The father of the 13-month-old boy Madonna wants to make part of her family criticized human rights groups who have challenged how the adoption is being handled and said his child should stay with the pop star. Yohane Banda said on Wednesday he had entrusted his son to a Malawian orphanage after his wife died of childbirth complications, saying he was too poor to raise him alone. Now, he says, Madonna has given the boy a chance to have a family...
Leona Winkler (10/19/06)
APPLE CREEK, Mo. -- Leona G. Winkler, 84, of Apple Creek died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. She was born June 12, 1922, at Apple Creek, daughter of Felix J. and Helen Schrempp Rellergert. She and Gerald L. Wibbenmeyer were married Aug. 2, 1950. He died Nov. 12, 1965. She later married Art Winkler Aug. 22, 1970. He died in November 1999...
Edward Seabaugh (10/19/06)
P. Edward Seabaugh, 89, of Perryville, Mo., died Wednesday Oct. 18, 2006, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Millheim, Mo., son of Clarence W. and Bertha W. Scholl Seabaugh. He and Sylvia Lix were married Feb. 22, 1941. He and Lucy Kester were married Oct. 5, 1974...
Billy Chandler (10/19/06)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Billy Gene Chandler, 41, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Texarkana. He was born April 13, 1965, in Charleston, Mo., son of Laudy Forrest and Elzetta Jordan Chandler. She and Marsha St. Clair were married Nov. 5, 2005...
Tyler Hamlin (10/19/06)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Tyler Davie Hamlin, 29, of Kirkwood, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1976, son of Albert Leon and Billie Kaye Wiggs Hamlin. Survivors include his mother of Jonesboro; his father of New York; and a sister, Marcy Hileman of Wolf Lake, Ill...
Lisa Calvert (10/19/06)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Lisa M. Calvert, 41, of Mounds died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the home of a daughter in Olmsted, Ill. She was born March 10, 1965, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Terry and Elizabeth Merritt Tucker Sr. She married Michael Calvert. Calvert was a cosmetologist and hairdresser at Ellie's Little Hair House in Mounds, and at Daystar Care Center in Cairo and Cache Valley Apartments in Ullin, Ill...
Jackie Newell (10/19/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jackie Glendon Newell, 65, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. He was born Nov. 20, 1940, at Morley, Mo., son of Earl Franklin and Lottie Ellen Gibbs Newell. Newell was a packer at VIP Industries in Marble Hill, and was a member of Grassy Friendship General Baptist Church...
Harry Penrod (10/19/06)
Harry Penrod, 87, of Everett, Wash., died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born April 9, 1919, at Neelys Landing, son of Clinton and Hannah Penrod. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1939 and worked at Rexall Drug. Penrod was an aircraft mechanic with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving 32 years. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. After retiring from the military he was employed 13 years by Everett Golf and Country Club...
Lorraine Elias (10/19/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lorraine Elias, 84, of Cairo died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Life Care Center Nursing Home in LaCenter, Ky. She was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Cairo, daughter of Lafey and Lillie Khourie. She married Henry S. Elias Sr. Elias was part owner of Elias Family Center in Cairo until she retired. She was a member of Mighty River Regional Worship Center, where she was a Sunday school teacher, member of the Amico Club and the Alethean Class...
Mozella Short (10/19/06)
Mozella C. Short, 93, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 31, 1913, at Daisy, daughter of Tony Sappington and Arlie Roberts Cobble. She and Willis Les Short were married Oct. 28, 1933. He died Feb. 23, 2001...
Births 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
Seiler; Johnson; Haines; Kenedy; Koenig; Eggimann
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
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Out of the past 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 19, 1981 For the third time within a year the Cape Girardeau City Council is considering a form of public transit for the city, but unlike the earlier plans involving buses, the council is now examining a subsidized taxi system for elderly and handicapped Girardeans; the council will discuss the matter either at its study session tomorrow or the regular session Wednesday...
Lives on the line (10/19/06)
Everyone from the United States who goes to Iraq to fight is a volunteer. Two Cape Girardeans found other ways to serve their country in the war-torn country. Last year, Bill Adams, retired from a career in law enforcement that included the Missouri State Highway Patrol and a stint as Poplar Bluff's police chief, spent six months in Baghdad teaching Iraqi police officers constitutional law and ethics. ...
It's time to get real about Iraq (10/19/06)
To the editor: David Limbaugh, Republican leadership and other neo-cons keep saying: "Stay the course in Iraq. Finish the mission. Quitting now would be a disaster." I hear this parroted back by some locals. I ask these folks, what is the mission? What does Iraq look like when the mission is accomplished? I get a deer-in-the-headlights look...
Thanks for community's generosity (10/19/06)
To the editor: It is with heartfelt gratitude and admiration that we write this letter of appreciation. Your support for Sahara Aldridge has been phenomenal. The benefit concert, "Hope for Hoops," on Sunday was a tremendous success, thanks to your generosity. Sahara danced the afternoon away with her friends and family to the music of the Mike Renick Band and The Intention. A special thanks for the talent and time given to this cause from these local musicians...
Petri-dish murder isn't necessary (10/19/06)
To the editor: Stem cells are already available for research purposes without committing Petri-dish murder. Vote no on Amendment 2. KATHY FULLMER, Sedgewickville, Mo.
Web site offers stem-cell information (10/19/06)
To the editor: I would encourage your readers to go to the Family Research Council Web site (www.frc.org) and order the new, free six-minute DVD stem-cell primer "Beyond Hype to Real Hope." Also on the Web site, the Oct. 14 "Washington Watch Weekly" radio show was about the Missouri stem-cell issue, and there are many facts about stem cells by clicking on "Life and Bioethics."...
Speak Out 10/19/06 (10/19/06)
University spam; God in the school; Traffic changes; Green-space rules; For student loans; Post-election plot; WMD in N. Korea; Beautiful trees; Homework, projects; Neglected campus; Awesome job; Lack of wisdom; Need more trees
Homeland security? (10/19/06)
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