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Stories from Sunday, February 4, 2007

Library boosters make final vote push (02/04/07)
In the last days leading up to Tuesday's special election to fund a $9 million addition to the Cape Girardeau Public Library, supporters are making the last push for yes votes. "We're feeling very positive right now because Cape Girardeau is such a generous community and people time and again have stepped up when they see there's a real need," said library director Betty Martin...
Shoppers ready for big day of eating (02/04/07)
The biggest day in football is the second-biggest day in eating. Country Mart and Schnucks supermarkets in Cape Girardeau were prepared Saturday with finger foods that can be eaten all game long. A front display at Schnucks produce section had Super Bowl XLI balloons and wicker baskets shaped like footballs, perfect for peanuts and pistachios, while Country Mart had specially decorated cakes, brownies and cake-sized chocolate chip cookies...
Ex-congressman returns to area for 'third career' (02/04/07)
His hair is gray and his step has slowed just a bit, but Bill Burlison still has a lean body, a sharp mind and an abiding affection for the Democratic Party. The 75-year-old former congressman from Southeast Missouri, defeated in 1980 after six terms in office, has returned home to set up shop as a lawyer in what he calls his "third career."...
Wider and deeper (02/04/07)
Anxiety takes over in the Barberis house in Dutchtown every time a hard rain hits. Even if it's dry in Dutchtown, a hard rain a few miles north of their house along Hubble Creek can make for a dangerous situation. "This comes through like the Mississippi River when it floods," Pat Barberis said as she sat in her living room, pointing toward the back of the home where Hubble Creek cuts through Dutchtown on its way to the Diversion Channel...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (02/04/07)
8:30 a.m. Monday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n None at this time. Action items n None at this time. Discussion items and appointments n 9:30 a.m., Discussion and possible action on Mental Health Board appointments...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (02/04/07)
7:30 p.m. Monday Jackson City Hall 101 Court St. Jackson Action Items Power and light committee n Consider a motion to set the annual Jackson Board of Aldermen/Cape Girardeau City Council joint meeting for 7 p.m. March 12 at the Osage Community Centre...
Police identify accident victim (02/04/07)
Southeast Missourian McCLURE, Ill. -- Illinois State Police on Saturday identified the pedestrian killed in an accident on Highway 146 as Mark Walker. His age and address were not provided by police Saturday, nor were details of the accident. A semitrailer driving east on Highway 146 struck and killed Walker, who was walking the opposite direction, at about 3:30 a.m. Friday. The accident occurred in McClure, near Highway 146's intersection with Highway 3...
Eighty people take a cold plunge to benefit Special Olympics (02/04/07)
Eighty men and women braved the frigid waters of Trail of Tears State Park's Lake Boutin Saturday to benefit the Special Olympics Missouri Southeast Area. While the temperature hovered just at the freezing mark, bitterly cold winds coursing over the frozen surface of the lake made the air temperatures much colder, causing participants in the Cape Girardeau Area Polar Bear Plunge to shiver as they waited at the shoreline for the signal to jump in...
Jurors convict man who shoved cell phone down woman's throat (02/04/07)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A man accused of shoving a cell phone down a woman's throat was convicted Saturday of second-degree domestic assault. The charge, the lesser of two that jurors considered, carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison. If jurors had convicted him of first-degree domestic assault, Marlon Brando Gill could have faced up to life in prison...
Bush woos skeptical crowd on visit to Democrats' retreat (02/04/07)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Relying on self-deprecating jokes, unusual candor and outright flattery Saturday, President Bush wooed lawmakers he not only needs but will have to answer to in the final two years of his presidency. Bush had not seen fit to attend a Democratic congressional retreat since 2001, his first year in office. ...
Corps proposes shift in levee protection in New Orleans (02/04/07)
Thousands of people have resettled on the Mississippi River's East Bank since it was hit by Hurricane Katrina. By CAIN BURDEAU The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to divert up to $1.3 billion for levee repairs from the Mississippi River's East Bank, which was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, to the West Bank, where tens of thousands of people have resettled...
Iraq's sectarian slaughter takes more than 120 lives in Shiite market (02/04/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives hidden beneath cooking oil, canned food and bags of flour obliterated a Baghdad food market on Saturday, killing at least 121 people in one of the most fearsome attacks in the capital since the U.S. invasion in 2003...
Bird flu virus confirmed foundin turkeys on farm in Britain (02/04/07)
LONDON -- Officials confirmed Saturday that the H5N1 strain of bird flu had been found in turkeys on a commercial farm -- Britain's first mass outbreak of the disease that has ravaged Asia's poultry stocks and killed more than 160 people worldwide...
Smith's 16 points positive sign for unbeaten Bobcats (02/04/07)
Shea Smith had her best offensive performance of the season for the Delta girls basketball team in her comeback from a knee injury suffered during the softball season. Smith, a senior guard who was selected as the Southeast Missourian's Player of the Year last season, fired in three 3-pointers and scored 16 points as Delta rolled past Shawnee (Ill.) 72-35 on Saturday...
Notre Dame falls short vs. Wildcats (02/04/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The Westminster Christian Academy girls basketball team extended its winning streak to 14 games Saturday afternoon. But it didn't come without a big scare from Notre Dame. The Bulldogs never led in the game, but they tied the score twice in the fourth quarter before falling 58-56 in west St. Louis County...
Crusaders draw line in MVC tournament championship game (02/04/07)
PATTON -- The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team hit all 14 free throws it took in the second half, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to capture its third MIssissippi Valley Conference title in four years 66-51 over Chaffee on Saturday at Meadow Heights...
Redhawks eke out road win (02/04/07)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks really have no explanation why they've had more Ohio Valley Conference success on the road than at home so far this season. The Redhawks were simply pleased that they made big plays down the stretch Saturday night to avoid another heart-breaking loss...
Slow start catches up with Redhawks in loss at Martin (02/04/07)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Considering that Tennessee-Martin had lost just one Ohio Valley Conference home game all season, Southeast Missouri State acting head coach John Ishee did not expect an easy time Saturday. But Ishee and the Redhawks got more than they bargained for, as the Skyhawks beat Southeast convincingly 63-54...
Seeing double (02/04/07)
As young children, Jean and Jan Fulton were never allowed to compare -- only share. Even now, the 38-year-old identical twin sisters continue to share everything from their matching wardrobe to their bank account. If you thought you were seeing double -- you might have if you've met the Fulton women...
Not a football fan, ladies? Options abound to enjoy Super Bowl (02/04/07)
MIAMI -- Super Bowl Sunday, once the manliest of annual celebrations, is getting a shot of estrogen. Sports-savvy ladies are brushing up on their football lingo and planning couples activities to reconnect with their men, while other game widows will revel in a night of freedom...
Romaine White (02/04/07)
LOWNDES, Mo. -- Romaine Rogers White, 87, of Lowndes died Feb. 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1919 in Rhodes, Mich., son of Hugh and Alice Belle Cann Goodrich. She married Charles Rogers on Dec. 27, 1937. He preceded her in death. She later married Chester White, who also preceded her in death...
William Bailey (02/04/07)
William Herbert Bailey, 93, of Burfordville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 13, 1913 at Bunker, Mo., son of Ed and Effie Perry Bailey. He and Ida Marie Buxton Bailey were married. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Jones of Jefferson City, Mo., Debby Abney of Burfordville; two sons, Danny Bailey of Saudi Arabia, Kenny Bailey of Japan; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren...
John Kennedy (02/04/07)
John Kennedy, 78, of Whitewater, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Zenoba Smothers (02/04/07)
Zenoba Smothers, 97, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Jan. 28, 1910, near Swinton, daughter of Linnie Ridge and Logan A. Hobbs. She and Harvey H. Smothers were married June 28, 1927. He died April 22, 2004...
Ruby Dykes (02/04/07)
Ruby J. Dykes, 86, of Delta died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Myrtle Albright (02/04/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Myrtle Madeline "Lena" Albright, 85, of Cairo, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Mattoon, Ill., daughter of Tom and Blanche Ham. Albright was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Cairo...
Barbara Lunceford (02/04/07)
Barbara Lunceford, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at home. She was born Nov. 5, 1957 at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Edward Frenzel (02/04/07)
Edward A. Frenzel, 59, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Halter (02/04/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Dorothy M. Halter, 80, of Oran died Friday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born April 27. 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Seth and Mary Eaker Craft. She and Paul "Junior" Halter were married Oct. 4, 1947. He died Jan. 19, 2000...
Dement-Miller (02/04/07)
Lindsay Brooke Dement and Joshua Blake Miller were married July 1, 2006, at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jeffrey Long performed the ceremony. Soloist was Beckha Pfanstiel of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Toni Dement and Blake and Kathy Miller, all of Cape Girardeau...
Edmonds-Ainsworth (02/04/07)
Sheila Kay Edmonds and Dennis Keith Ainsworth exchanged vows Jan. 7, 2007, at Crossroads Fellowship in Jackson. Brian Anderson performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Max and Maxine Brown of Webb City, Mo., and Viola Ainsworth of Cape Girardeau...
Bridges-Hood (02/04/07)
Hayley Autumn Bridges and Derek Joseph Hood were married May 13, 2006, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Revs. Scott Moon and Marvin Pyron performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Robyn Hosp and Julie Walker of Jackson, Mike Dumey of Cape Girardeau, Toni Becker of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Lance Lane of O'Fallon, Ill. Guitarist was Toni Becker, pianists were Shane Steck of Columbia, Mo., and Tim DePriest of Cape Girardeau. Music was also by the church bell choir...
Godwin-Mayberry (02/04/07)
Jeane Godwin of Jackson and Wayne T. Godwin of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal J. Godwin, to Ronald L. Mayberry. He is the son of Ron and Sandy Mayberry of Shawneetown, Mo. Godwin is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 2005 graduate of Trendsetters School of Cosmetology. She is employed at Jackson Great Clips...
Crain-Parsons (02/04/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Crain of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Elizabeth Crain, to Alex Dunlap Parsons. He is the son of Martha Parsons of Cape Girardeau, and the late Eugene Parsons. Crain expects to receive a degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University in December 2007...
Kuntz-Colburn (02/04/07)
Ed and Gabriela Kuntz of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Cecilia Kuntz, to Andrew Colburn. He is the son of Scott and Kathy Colburn of Spring Grove, Ill. Kuntz is a 1999 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is an engineer with Procter and Gamble...
Behring-Lowrey (02/04/07)
Rich and Dotty Behring of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandy Michelle Behring, to Alfred Edward Lowrey. He is the son of Sue Lowrey of New Madrid, Mo. Behring is a 1999 graduate of Central High School, and received an associate degree in business management from Metro Business College in 2002. She is the surgery scheduler at Cape Girardeau Urology Associates Inc...
Seabaugh-McGinty (02/04/07)
Kenneth and Joan Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Seabaugh, to Charles McGinty III. He is the son of Charles and Laura McGinty of Cape Girardeau. Seabaugh received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is employed at Red Letter Communications...
Mueller-Savat (02/04/07)
Kathleen Mueller and Jeffrey and MaryLynn Mueller of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Mueller, to Dennis Allen Savat. He is the son of Dennis and Freda Savat of McClure, Ill., and Jeanne Hoffman of Leopold, Mo., and the late John Hoffman...
Thompson-Hubbard (02/04/07)
John and Teresa Thompson of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci Lynn Thompson, to Luke Steven Hubbard, both of Jackson. He is the son of Kenny and Irene Meyers of Palmyra, Mo. Thompson received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is community manager of development with American Cancer Society...
Riehn-Krueger (02/04/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Riehn of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Riehn, to Guy Joseph Krueger. He is the son of Jackie Krueger of Murphysboro, Ill., and Donald Krueger of Lake Zurich, Ill. Riehn received a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a graphic designer at Silkworm Inc. in Murphysboro...
Neier-Lindeman (02/04/07)
Steve and Jane Neier of Union, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Lynn Neier, to Richard Randal Lindeman, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Randy and Mari Lindeman of Manistee, Mich. Neier is a 2002 graduate of Union High School. ...
McNellys will mark 50 years (02/04/07)
THEBES, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Harold McNelly of Thebes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Feb. 10 at Olive Branch Community Building. Host will be Debra Goins of Anna, Ill., daughter of the couple. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m...
Fire report 2/4/07 (02/04/07)
n At 11:16 p.m., alarm sounding in the 2000 block of North Kingshighway. n At 12:46 a.m., alarm sounding at Towers Complex. n At 9:11 a.m., medical assist in the 2000 block of Pear Tree Court. n At 10:19 a.m., stand by at Trail of Tears State Park. n At 11:40 a.m., vehicle fire at 1028 N. Kingshighway...
Police report 2/4/07 (02/04/07)
Arrests; Arrests
Out of the past 2/4/07 (02/04/07)
The Cape Girardeau area continues to dig out from the winter's heaviest snowstorm as yet another storm threatens to hit tonight; the National Weather Service says to expect 4 inches or more snow on top of yesterday's 8 to 12 inches. Two longtime Cape Girardeau Board of Education members say they won't seek re-election, guaranteeing there will be three new faces at the helm of the public schools' administrative body in the spring; J. ...
The new Medicaid (02/04/07)
When Gov. Matt Blunt took office at the start of 2005, the state's Medicaid program -- mostly for low-income Missourians who rely on the federal-state program for health care -- the system's skyrocketing expense was a financial train wreck waiting to happen...
Bible is guide for discipline (02/04/07)
To the editor:Regarding the disciplining of a child: Read Proverbs 13:24. The production of wasteful attitudes may be prevented if parents faithfully discipline their children before faults have firmly rooted themselves. Discipline of children should be patterned after the divine discipline of Hebrews 12. It is not love, but the lack of it, that refuses to check those propensities that are sure to lead to future tragedy...
Share organs with other donors (02/04/07)
To the editor:Regarding the Jan. 27 story "Cindy's success: Cape woman with Down syndrome reaches 20-year mark with sister's kidney": The generosity of live organ donors like Becky Atkins is remarkable. But we wouldn't need many live organ donors if Americans weren't burying or cremating 20,000 transplantable organs every year...
Bill protects state's firearms laws (02/04/07)
To the editor:In response to Jeanne Kirkton's Jan. 30 letter: The bill to which she refers (Senate Bill 217) would enact complete firearms pre-emption, which by no means provides firearms to those who would otherwise be prohibited. Pre-emption merely means that localities would be unable to pass laws and statutes that are contradictory to already established state law regarding firearms. ...
Illegals threaten sovereignty (02/04/07)
To the editor:Mexico has 100 million people, and half want to live in America. From 12 million to 20 million Mexican illegals have crossed into the U.S. In the last 20 years the flow of illegals has doubled twice. Now the yearly estimate of those who evade our border guards and get in is between 800,000 and 1 million...
Court has ruled on carrying guns (02/04/07)
To the editor:Regarding the article "Bill would end bans on carrying guns openly": Here is what the Missouri Supreme Court had to say about Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution. In State v. Wilforth, the court stated: "We do not desire to be understood as maintaining that in regulating the manner of bearing arms the authority of the legislature has no other limit than its own discretion. ...
Speak Out 2/4/07 (02/04/07)
Worship together; ATV concerns; Proud of choir; Parking-lot lessons; Outside consultants; No whipping; Cheap labor; Paying for assistance; Fewer barges needed; Daily involvement
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