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Stories from Sunday, February 18, 2007

Recent snow may be last blast of winter (02/18/07)
Though snow whitened lawns across Cape Girardeau Friday night and Saturday morning, forecasters said the weeks of cold temperatures seen since late January aren't likely to be repeated. By Monday, Cape Girardeau should see temperatures in the 50s, with the warm daytime highs lasting through the week. ...
Naylor alleges athlete inducements (02/18/07)
A Bell City High School boys basketball player was improperly enrolled in the school and lived in the home of the team's former radio broadcaster in violation of Missouri State High School Activities Association rules, Naylor School District officials allege in a formal complaint to the association...
4 at Cape pool hall, doctor arrested (02/18/07)
Tips to the Southeast Missouri Drug Task force resulted in the arrests of five people in two separate raids Friday, including four who were charged with exchanging the powerful synthetic narcotic OxyContin at a Cape Girardeau pool hall. The other arrest was of a Cape Girardeau doctor who was charged with possession of crack cocaine, powder cocaine and drug paraphernalia...
Cape County Commission hires assistant to collect easements for road work (02/18/07)
The lengthy task of collecting easements from landowners along county roads will fall to Robb McClary, hired by the Cape Girardeau County Commission to be their assistant. McClary will be paid $2,000 a month for the part-time position, which will require him to work at least 1,500 hours a year, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones said Saturday. Easements are a big concern for commissioners who persuaded county residents to approve a half-cent sales tax last year to pay for road-paving projects...
An effort paying off (02/18/07)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Martha Ellen Black measures progress in increments. A teen mother gets a GED. A man who habitually batters the women in his life learns something about respect for others. Or an unemployed mother gains the skills needed to land a job that can support her family...
Weather doesn't keep serious bidders from auction (02/18/07)
The Heartland Social Club's open utility building served as shelter Saturday at the second annual farm machinery consignment auction in Uniontown. Attendees were split between the toys inside the utility building and the farm machinery and real estate items outdoors. ...
Pregnant timber wolf and mate flee Branson-area attraction (02/18/07)
BRANSON WEST, Mo. -- A pregnant timber wolf who broke out of a Branson-area attraction with her mate was probably just seeking a safer place to give birth, the park's owner said. Breck Wakefield, owner of Predator World, said the wolves escaped late Thursday, one day after they arrived at the park. They're no threat to humans, he said...
SIUC faculty, administrators reach tentative contract deal (02/18/07)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty and administrators have agreed on a tentative four-year contract, officials for both sides said. The agreement includes a 3 percent pay raise for all faculty retroactive to July 1, 2006, raises of at least 3 percent in fiscal years 2008 and 2009, and a pay increase of at least 3.5 percent in 2010, officials said Friday...
Second injured firefighter discharged from hospital (02/18/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A second of five firefighters injured in a blaze at a 1920s building on Friday was released Saturday from an area hospital, officials said. The firefighters were searching for the source of the fire when there was a flashover, whi ch occurs when the contents of a room heat to their ignition point and simultaneously burst into flame...
Appeals court upholds judgment against Scottie Pippen in bank lawsuit (02/18/07)
ST LOUIS -- Former NBA star Scottie Pippen must pay a bank more than $5 million in a breach of contract lawsuit involving a loan for a business jet, an appeals court ruled. This past week's ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a ruling in St. Louis County, where a judge found last year that Pippen owed U.S. Bank just over $5.021 million in principal, interest and attorneys' fees...
Small robot bears hopes of six students (02/18/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Six Columbia youngsters will represent Missouri this spring at an international robotics competition in Atlanta. In December, the Columbia Robotics Team, CRT 2398, snagged the Champion's Award at the FIRST LEGO League's Nano Quest Challenge at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley...
Finally some good news about Americans' knowledge of science, sort of (02/18/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- People in the United States know more about basic science today than they did two decades ago, good news that researchers say is tempered by an unsettling growth in the belief in pseudoscience such as astrology and visits by extraterrestrial aliens...
Police: 6 young children, 1 other person killed in early morning fire in western Pa. (02/18/07)
WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- Fire swept through a house in southwestern Pennsylvania early Saturday, killing six young children and a woman and injuring one other person, state police said. Several people in the house were able to escape, state trooper Brian Burden said...
Fewer women giving up their maiden names these days (02/18/07)
Since I got married six months ago, my parents have taken to addressing my mail with different combinations of my and my husband's last names: Madigan, White, Madigan-White, White Madigan, Mr. and Mrs. Jason White. "I don't even know what your name is," my dad complains...
Revelers packing New Orleans' streets at start of Carnival (02/18/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- Carnival revelers streamed into the city Saturday -- and Mardi Gras organizers hoped to throw such a fantastic party that visitors would vow to return to this tourist-dependent city again. Tourism officials expect at least as many visitors as last year, 700,000, to come for the annual celebration. It's the second time the event has been held since Hurricane Katrina struck...
Senate gridlocks on Iraq war resolution passed by House (02/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate gridlocked on the Iraq war in a sharply worded showdown Saturday as Republicans foiled a Democratic bid to repudiate President Bush's deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops. The 56-34 vote fell four short of the 60 needed to advance a nonbinding measure identical to one the House passed Friday. Seven GOP senators broke ranks...
After computer data breach, VA suspends some medical research (02/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson has suspended activities at seven specialized research centers across the country after an unprotected computer hard drive disappeared from one of the facilities in Alabama last month. In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Nicholson called the department's latest data breach "tragic" and ordered the VA's Research Enhancement Award Programs to shut down until they are certified as meeting security standards...
Air Force tests synthetic bomber fuel (02/18/07)
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- With the wind chill making it seem like 40 below zero, Lt. Col. Daniel Millman said the Air Force picked the right place to test a new fuel. Millman, pilot of a B-52 bomber, helped test a synthetic fuel blend that could be made domestically from coal or natural gas as the Air Force seeks to wean its dependence on foreign crude and defray soaring fuel costs...
Oddly enough (02/18/07)
Men flee after seeing 'giant rat' in tire shop VIRGINIA, Minn. -- A furry, uninvited guest had manly men at an Iron Range tire shop shrieking and hopping on desks. "It was pretty humorous," said conservation officer Dan Starr, who filed a report on the critter's break-in. ...
Debates among blacks go public (02/18/07)
NEW YORK -- The reader outcry was loud and long. Late last year, essayist John Ridley wrote an article for Esquire magazine, using an in-your-face style to rip the black underclass. He went on to describe famous blacks who've excelled in recent years -- Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell -- and argued that the whole group benefited from their work. It's up to us, he wrote, to emulate their success...
Snow slides block highways after Colo. snowstorm (02/18/07)
DENVER -- Thousands of travelers heading to ski areas for the holiday weekend were stalled by giant traffic jams Saturday as highways were blocked by crews removing snow slides. One avalanche at Berthoud Pass on Highway 40, the main road to the Winter Park ski resort, knocked a state maintenance vehicle off the road during the night, said Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Stacey Stegman...
Va. governor endorses Obama (02/18/07)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine endorsed Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign Saturday within sight of the former Confederate Capitol. Obama, a Democrat, became the first declared presidential candidate to pocket the support of a sitting governor for the election still 21 months away...
At Rio de Janeiro's carnival, nude bodies don't always spell sex (02/18/07)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The mere idea that U.S. soldiers on leave from Iraq see Rio's carnival as a free-floating sex party has Brazilians outraged. A report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper that American soldiers are looking to Rio for rest and recreation -- especially sex tourism -- prompted many Brazilians to say that the gringos have it all wrong...
Rice: U.S. debate over Iraq reflects doubts about prospects for democracy (02/18/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Iraqi government leaders Saturday that the contentious debate in Washington over President Bush's war strategy reflects U.S. doubts that democracy will prevail over violence. "Some of the debate in Washington is in fact indicative of the concerns that some of the American people have ... if the Iraqi government doesn't do what it has said it will do," Rice said she told leaders from all of Iraq's factions...
Twin bomb blasts in shopping area kill 11 in northern Iraq (02/18/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A twin bombing left 11 dead in northern Iraq and U.S. aircraft went in action Saturday against Sunni insurgents west of Baghdad, as Iraqi officials claimed early success in the campaign to restore order in the capital. The bombers struck in a Kurdish neighborhood of the oil city of Kirkuk, about 180 miles north of Baghdad, as streets were filled with cars and pedestrians...
French Nazi-era collaborator Papon dies at 96 (02/18/07)
PARIS -- Maurice Papon, a former Cabinet minister who was convicted of complicity in crimes against humanity for his role in deporting Jews during World War II and became a symbol of France's collaboration with the Nazis, died Saturday. He was 96. Papon, who underwent surgery on his pacemaker at a clinic east of Paris last week, died in his sleep Saturday, said his lawyer, Francis Vuillemin...
Receipt reveals Michelangelo had a room at the Vatican (02/18/07)
VATICAN CITY -- A 450-year-old receipt has provided proof that Michelangelo kept a private room in St. Peter's Basilica while working as the pope's chief architect, Vatican experts said. While going through the basilica archives for an exhibit on the 500th anniversary of the church last year, researchers came across an entry for a key to a chest "in the room in St. Peter's where Master Michelangelo retires."...
Suicide bomber strikes Pakistani court, kills 15 (02/18/07)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in a courthouse in southwestern Pakistan, killing 15 others, including a judge, in the deadliest of a series of attacks that have struck the country in recent weeks. There is suspicion in Pakistan that pro-Taliban militants are targeting sensitive sites to undermine the country's support of the United States, and an official in the region where Saturday's attack took place hinted at Afghan involvement...
Kinder takes two titles (02/18/07)
ST. PETERS -- Central girls swimming coach Dayna Powell had an extra responsibility this year at the MSHSAA state meet. And it is something she has been looking forward to for 11 years. Powell awarded the medals to the top eight swimmers in both the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle...
New Salem boys, girls fall in title games (02/18/07)
The New Salem Baptist girls basketball team's bid for a third straight Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association state title came up short Saturday, as they fell to Liberty of Wright City 51-41 in the Class 2A final. Top-seeded New Salem led 23-22 at halftime and had a 27-26 advantage going into the final quarter, but foul trouble and free throwing shooting plagued the Eagles...
Redhawks rookies star in sweep of JSU (02/18/07)
Southeast Missouri State's newcomers helped the Redhawks get off to a good start for the 2007 baseball season. Southeast opened the season with a doubleheader sweep at Jackson State in Mississippi, winning 7-4 in the opening game and 2-0 in the nightcap...
Redhawks slip in meet with BYU (02/18/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team has this season lost only to squads ranked among the national top 25. That trend continued Saturday afternoon at Houck Field House, as No. 23 Brigham Young beat the No. 35 Redhawks 193.325 to 190.600...
Redhawks busted by La. Tech in BracketBuster showdown (02/18/07)
It was certainly not the type of performance Southeast Missouri State wanted in its home finale. About the only consolation in Saturday's 72-56 drubbing at the hands of Louisiana Tech is that the loss does not go on Southeast's Ohio Valley Conference record...
Redhawks rally, stay in first place (02/18/07)
It might have been easy for doubts to creep in as Tennessee-Martin threatened to end Southeast Missouri State's perfect Ohio Valley Conference home record. But the Redhawks never doubted they would pull out the victory. That's exactly what happened as Southeast, which trailed for nearly the first 35 minutes, rallied for a 58-52 win Saturday night...
Just getting into OVC tourney gives Southeast a chance (02/18/07)
Even if the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team doesn't win any of its final two regular-season games, the Redhawks will probably make the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Backing into the eight-team postseason event is not exactly what the Redhawks had in mind a few weeks ago when they were in the running for a top-four finish, which would have meant a home game for the first round...
Building a better body (02/18/07)
A little more than one year ago, Shelly Zimmerman's doctor gave her some good advice. "Join a gym and get a different job," Zimmerman's doctor told the Jackson woman. Zimmerman, who was 28 at the time, worked in sales and was on the road traveling throughout the week. "I was eating out a lot because I was never at home, and I found myself gaining weight," she said...
Alfreda Bohnert (02/18/07)
Alfreda Bohnert, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Valence Hengst (02/18/07)
Valence Mildred Helton Hengst, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 21, 1917, in Crowder, Mo., daughter of Jasper L. and Alameda E. Apple Helton. She and Leo C. "Dick" Hengst were married Jan. 13, 1940, in Egypt Mills. He died Oct. 20, 1982...
Norris-Snell (02/18/07)
Rebecca Jo Norris and David Lee Snell were married Jan. 13, 2007, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Samuel Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Betty Griffith of Cape Girardeau and the late Paul Griffith. The groom is the son of the late Jerald and Helen Snell of Egypt Mills...
Matthews-DeBrower (02/18/07)
Lori Ann Matthews and Robert David DeBrower were married Oct. 28, 2006, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. David Johnson performed the ceremony. Organist was Orville Perr Jr. and soloist was Robyn Hosp, both of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Wanda Matthews of Burfordville. The groom is the son of Karron DeBrower of Cape Girardeau, and the late David DeBrower...
Loucks-Beck (02/18/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Courtney Ann Loucks and Gerald Leon Beck Jr. were married Sept. 23, 2006, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Pianist was Tamara Hindman. Parents of the couple are Danny and Joyce Loucks, and Jerry and Jeanette Beck, all of Chaffee...
Sanders-Ross (02/18/07)
Lindell and Mary Sanders of Van Buren, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Ellen Sanders, to Lee Rayburn Ross, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Meryl and Tommy Allgood of Kennett, Mo., and Richard and Vicki Ross of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Golden-Cain (02/18/07)
Carrie Ann Golden and Justin Andrew Cain exchanged vows Dec. 16, 2006, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Scriptures were read by Kyle Meadows, cousin of the bride. Trumpeter was Sarah Guthrie of Mexico, Mo.; organist was Greg Illers of Cape Girardeau; and vocalists were Steve and Linda Meadows of Cape Girardeau. The Grace Notes Bell Choir also performed...
Story-Illers (02/18/07)
Heather Jo-Ann Story and Kelly David Illers were married Oct. 21, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Breite performed the ceremony. Organist was Marty Roth. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Jana Story of Wickliffe, Ky., and the late Dorothy Mitchell-Berbling of Scott City. The groom is the son of David and Gloria Illers of Cape Girardeau...
Presnell-Statler (02/18/07)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Ray and Sharon Presnell of Arnold, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Presnell, to Matthew Statler. He is the son of Rich and Barbara Statler of Sedgewickville. Presnell is a 2004 graduate of Seckman Senior High School. She is a cook at Ameristar Casino...
Raper-Massey (02/18/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Linda Raper of Benton announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Nicole Raper, to Jeffery Lyle Massey. He is the son of Syndi Massey of Benton and Art Massey of Doniphan, Mo. Raper is also the daughter of Kevin Raper of Chattanooga, Tenn...
Menees-Doran (02/18/07)
Edward "Rip" Menees and April Menees of High Ridge, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jean Menees, to Brandon Likirgus Doran. He is the son of Steven and Pam Doran of Gordonville. Menees is a 2002 graduate of Northwest High School in House Springs, Mo. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is an assistant manager at McDonald's Restaurant...
Suntrup-Schiwitz (02/18/07)
David and Tamara Suntrup of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Rose Suntrup, to Jesse Caleb Schiwitz. He is the son of Richard Schiwitz of Benton, Mo., and Melissa Schiwitz of Madisonville, Ky. Suntrup is a 1999 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed with Mississippi River Radio...
Couple is married 60 years (02/18/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Haydn Fox of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Fox and Norma Gibson were married Feb. 14, 1947, at Burton Heights Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. They moved to this area in 1966 when Fox became the meteorologist in charge of the Weather Service Office in Cairo, Ill., which is now located in Paducah, Ky. He retired in 1975...
Fire report 2/18/07 (02/18/07)
n At 2:45 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 3:19 p.m., an electrical line down at Southern Expressway and South Sprigg Street. n At 4:45 p.m., a box alarm at 1106 Harmony St. n At 8:44 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Police report 2/18/07 (02/18/07)
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Out of the past 2/18/07 (02/18/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Southern Illinois counties and farm groups, unhappy with the new Illinois farmland assessment law, take their case to the state capital; Alexander County has stepped out in front in the controversy, refusing to obey Illinois Department of Revenue instructions to apply the new law to 1982 tax bills...
Road bonds (02/18/07)
In 2007, the first year of its paving program after approval last year of an additional half-cent sales tax, Cape Girardeau County officials have set a target of paving 8.9 miles of roads. The county has approximately 400 miles of roads, of which 100 are already paved. At the rate of nine miles of paving a year, it would take more than 30 years to pave every county road...
Issuing ticket raises question (02/18/07)
To the editor:I was wondering if someone could explain justice to me. House Speaker Rod Jetton some time ago rolled his van on Interstate 55 south of Festus, Mo. No ticket was issued. After that a vehicle Jetton was driving hit another vehicle near Jefferson City. Again, no ticket was issued. There was a picture in the paper last week showing a vehicle that reportedly failed to yield at a stop sign and hit another vehicle. No citations were issued...
Victory plan in Iraq (02/18/07)
To the editor:President Bush has a clear plan for victory in Iraq that begins with training Iraqi forces so they can defend their country and fight the terrorists. We are making tremendous progress toward this objective. Earlier this year, Iraqi forces led the fight in clearing out terrorists during the crucial battle of Tal Afar, with U.S. troops in a supporting role. Every day, Iraqis are taking more control of the situation on the ground...
Military is best and brightest (02/18/07)
To the editor:A recent Gallup Poll claimed no U.S. institution garners more public confidence than our military -- above even the Supreme Court. Yet liberals look down on military service with an elitist disdain. Local Democrat Linda Sanders claimed in her recent letter that Bush supporters were responsible for murdering Iraqis. ...
Agriculture leaving Missouri (02/18/07)
To the editor:As long as the debate about who controls regulations on livestock operations continues, agriculture will leave Missouri behind. While regulations increase in Missouri, livestock operations grow in other states. Take, for instance, Missouri's dairy industry. ...
Concerns about preschool plan (02/18/07)
To the editor:I have concerns about the preschool that is being considered by the Cape Girardeau school board. 1. Would it not be unfair competition with private facilities since it would be subsidized with public funds? 2. Would it not be discriminatory since it would not be equally available to all who are eligible?...
More choices, better services (02/18/07)
To the editor:Like most folks, I understand how important the idea of choice is to what it means to be an American. We have the freedom to do pretty much anything we want with anyone we want to anywhere we want to. The availability of choices means that we don't have to settle for one or two types of goods and services. ...
Speak Out 2/18/07 (02/18/07)
Happy ending; Internal probe; Running joke; Sensitive egos; Pelosi's plane; Volleyball involved; NASCAR party; Axes to grind; Personal responsibility; Choosing schools; We make the rules; Library suggestions; Bridge to somewhere; Making plans; Waste to ethanol; Board fighting; Highway trash; Guns and schools; Assessing blame; Bag the trash; Cold cruelty; Wacky weather; Getting help; Need lights
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