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Stories from Sunday, March 4, 2007

RegionsAir grounds all its planes (03/04/07)
RegionsAir Inc. grounded all of its aircraft Saturday after the Federal Aviation Administration requested a change to the carrier's pilot training policy. The sudden move affects nine cities in the Midwest, including Cape Girardeau, and three in West Virginia...
Area gun club opens shooting range to public (03/04/07)
When one local club opens its doors, it does so with a bang. The Cape Girardeau County Gun Club welcomed visitors to the trap and skeet shooting range it maintains at the Apple Creek Conservation Area about 18 miles north of Jackson on Saturday. It was the first time the club, in partnership with the Missouri Conservation Department, opened the 4-month-old facility to the public...
Competition would cut cable prices, economist says (03/04/07)
Changing state law to allow unfettered competition for cable television viewers would result in a 15 percent to 17 percent decline in cable television rates, a University of Missouri economist said in a study released last week. But those savings could be years away for many consumers, said Joseph Haslag, director of the Economic and Policy Analysis Research Center on the university's Columbia campus...
Bypassing the slump (03/04/07)
Jackson fourth-grader Austin Clark doesn't see himself in a reading slump. Neither does his teacher. Austin, 10, says reading is fun in his class at West Lane Elementary School. Reading games are part of the curriculum, and students have a choice of classroom books to read...
Cape Girardeau Co. Commission agenda (03/04/07)
9 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 10 a.m., discussion and possible action on Road and Bridge Proposition 1 funds...
Annual Trade-O-Ree combines Boy Scout history and zeal for collecting (03/04/07)
Patches were the big item at the 12th annual Trade-O-Ree held Friday and Saturday at the VFW in Cape Girardeau. Parker Brown, a 12-year-old Boy Scout from Troop 5, likes to come to these Boy Scout memorabilia trading events so he can upgrade and expand his patch collection. "It's about having the best collection," he said...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (03/04/07)
7:30 p.m. Monday Jackson City Hall, 101 Court St., Jackson Public hearings n Hearing to consider the voluntary annexation of 1.9 acres of property addressed as 2869 Bainbridge Road, as submitted by PB Properties LLC. Action Items Power and light committee...
Area organization receives $15,000 grant from AT&T for computers (03/04/07)
The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence has been awarded $15,000 by AT&T to purchase laptop computers and Internet service to help investigators share information. NASV executive director and founder Tammy Gwaltney said the money is from AT&T's Excelerator Grant Program, which supported the agency last year as well...
Controversial chicken farm gets permit (03/04/07)
EAGLE ROCK, Mo. -- The state has issued a permit for the first large-scale chicken farm in the Roaring River watershed, but opponents vow to appeal the decision. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Friday approved the permit for a 65,000-chicken farm planned by Michelle and Rodney Ozbun a half-mile from the Roaring River in southwest Missouri...
Federal judge orders Medicaid funding restored for medical equipment (03/04/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has ordered the state to restore Medicaid coverage for medical equipment for a month and to submit a new plan for what will be covered. The state cut the program in 2005, dropping coverage for such things as feeding tubes, crutches and hospital beds for low-income Missourians...
AIDS hot line number rings up sex line (03/04/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A bookmark distributed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services not only teaches youths about HIV and AIDS, it provides a phone number that patches them into a hardcore sex hot line. St. Joseph resident Lori Felzien said she found out about the hot line when her sixth-grade son dialed the number printed on a bookmark he received at Bessie Ellison Elementary School...
Former senator Eagleton critically ill in hospital (03/04/07)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Former U.S. Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who briefly was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1972, was in critical condition at a St. Louis hospital Saturday, the state Democratic Party chairman said. Eagleton, 77, has suffered from various ailments and illnesses in recent years. Party chairman John Temporiti announced Eagleton's condition to hundreds of Democrats gathered at their annual conference in Hannibal and asked them to keep Eagleton in their prayers...
NAACP asks FBI to reopen 1939 missing-man case (03/04/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The FBI has been asked to investigate the disappearance nearly 70 years ago of Lloyd Gaines, who vanished shortly after winning a legal fight to become the first black man admitted to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law...
New Mo. Democratic chairman predicts wins in 2008 (03/04/07)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Just 18 days into the job, new state Democratic Party chairman John Temporiti already is planning to celebrate on his 635th day. In a pep talk to hundreds of party faithful Saturday, Temporiti predicted that Missouri Democrats could build upon their gains made in last year's election to become the dominant party in November 2008...
Students tell of tornado's assault on high school (03/04/07)
ENTERPRISE, Ala. -- In the science wing at Enterprise High School, students huddled in the protection of an interior hallway, joking around, thinking about how hungry they were and hoping they would get a half-day off. "We'll get out of school early. We'll go home," Marisa Younanian, 17, remembers thinking. "It didn't quite turn out that way."...
Rockwell painting stolen decades ago found in Spielberg's collection (03/04/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Norman Rockwell paintings often resonate because of their depictions of everyday life, but the life of one of his paintings has been anything but mundane. "Russian Schoolroom," a Rockwell painting stolen from a gallery in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton, Mo., more than three decades ago, was found in Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg's art collection, the FBI announced Friday...
Cherokees vote on tribal membership of their freed slaves' descendants (03/04/07)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Cherokee Nation citizenship was at stake Saturday in an election to determine whether descendants of people the Cherokee once owned as slaves should be counted as members of the tribe. An estimated 45,000 Cherokee were registered to vote in the election, with 30 polling places opened across northeastern Oklahoma...
Eighty-two teams compete in 2007 Iditarod sled dog race (03/04/07)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Eighty-two teams and about 1,000 howling dogs lined up Saturday in downtown Anchorage for the ceremonial start of the 35th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race -- the longest sled dog race in the world. Defending champion and four-time winner Jeff King looked relaxed, sending his daughter to the coffee shop around the corner to get him a latte as he waited for his turn to let his dogs loose on the Iditarod trail...
Lawyer says Ohio city's police chief, police dog have degree from same school (03/04/07)
FOSTORIA, Ohio -- The city's police chief and police dog have degrees from the same online school, according to a defense lawyer challenging the chief's authority. The issue gives "one pause, if not paws, for concern" about what it takes to get a degree from the school, based in the Caribbean, Gene Murray wrote Monday in a motion seeking to have the dog introduced as evidence...
Government projects 19 percent rise in U.S. emissions between 2000 and 2020 (03/04/07)
WASHINGTON -- By 2020, the United States will emit almost one-fifth more gases that lead to global warming than it did in 2000, increasing the risks of drought and scarce water supplies. That projection comes from an internal draft report from the Bush administration that is more than a year overdue at the United Nations. The Associated Press obtained a copy Saturday...
Survivors of bus crash in Georgia remember 'final slam in the ground' (03/04/07)
ATLANTA -- Tony Moore and his college baseball teammates were jolted awake when their bus slammed against a concrete barrier and dropped off an overpass. At least two students were trapped, one player had already died and diesel fuel was leaking, survivors and family members said...
President Bush visits areas devastated by tornadoes (03/04/07)
ENTERPRISE, Ala. -- President Bush handed out hugs Saturday to people in the South who survived killer tornadoes and he mourned the score, including eight high school students, who died in the storms. "Out of this rubble will emerge a better tomorrow," Bush said...
Obama says Senate will pass union organization measure (03/04/07)
CHICAGO -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Saturday the Senate would pass legislation making it easier for workers to start unions against companies' wishes. Getting it past President Bush is another matter, he said. "We may have to wait for the next president to sign it, but we will pass it," the Illinois senator told a cheering crowd of more than 1,000 people at a labor rally. "We will get this thing done."...
Iranian, Saudi Arabian leaders pledge to fight sectarian strife (03/04/07)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Following their first official talks in Saudi Arabia, the Iranian and Saudi leaders on Saturday pledged to fight the spread of sectarian strife in the Middle East, which they said was the biggest danger facing the region. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and King Abdullah also stressed the importance of maintaining Palestinian unity and bringing security to Iraq, the official Saudi Press Agency said...
Scientist: Body of diplomat may help fight bird flu (03/04/07)
LONDON -- Scientists want to exhume the body of a British diplomat who died of Spanish flu during the 1919 pandemic in hopes of discovering clues to fight a possible future global outbreak sparked by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. Sir Mark Sykes, best known for his work dismantling the Ottoman Empire, was buried in a lead-lined coffin, which may have preserved enough human tissue to yield useful information on how he died and the nature of the avian flu that killed him...
Russian police break up unauthorized opposition protest (03/04/07)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Police clubbed protesters and dragged them into waiting buses on Saturday in response to a defiant demonstration against the Kremlin in the heart of President Vladimir Putin's hometown. Several thousand members of liberal and leftist groups chanted "Shame!" as they marched down St. ...
Sunni family slain in Iraq after death threats (03/04/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen rounded up a Sunni family that had received death threats for joining U.S.-organized talks with local Shiites, hauling away the men and boys and killing all six Saturday as suspected insurgents expanded a campaign of fear against opponents...
European anarchists flock to join rioters in Copenhagen (03/04/07)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Anarchists from across northern Europe flocked to join protesters in the Danish capital on Saturday after two nights of riots sparked by the eviction of squatters from an abandoned building that had been a center for young leftists and punk rockers...
Notre Dame waltzes into state semifinals (03/04/07)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- The Notre Dame boys basketball team needed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to get out of district play. The Bulldogs (26-4) barely needed 8 minutes on Saturday to stamp their ticket into the state final four. Notre Dame crushed St. Clair 60-28 in a Class 4 quarterfinal at the Farmington Civic Center...
Jackson's shots don't fall in loss to Normandy (03/04/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The Jackson girls basketball team has lived and died with their outside shooting during the 2006-07 season. The Indians did a lot of living during a successful regular season, a district tournament run and sectional victory. But Jackson's campaign died with some miserable shooting Saturday, as the Indians fell one game short of making it to the MSHSAA Class 5 final four with a 46-41 loss to Normandy on Saturday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis...
They did it again (03/04/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Holding a 16-point second-half lead in Saturday's championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, things seemed to be going -- almost eerily -- too easy for the Southeast Missouri State. "Nothing has come easy for this team all season," Southeast acting head coach John Ishee said...
University officials deciding if coaching search is even necessary (03/04/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- While there is still no guarantee John Ishee will become Southeast Missouri State's permanent head women's basketball coach, comments the university's athletic director made Saturday at least appear to indicate that could happen...
MVP Daugherty plays biggerrole in this OVC championship (03/04/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sonya Daugherty was a freshman member of last year's Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team that advanced to the NCAA Division I tournament for the first time. But Daugherty was certainly not a key member of the senior-dominated squad as she averaged just 1.5 points and 4.1 minutes of playing time per game. She scored only 29 points all season...
Renfrow gets win as Redhawks top Cleveland State (03/04/07)
Junior Dustin Renfrow allowed four hits and one unearned run Saturday as Southeast Missouri State defeated Cleveland State 3-1 in the first of a two-game set. The teams meet again today at 1 p.m. as the Redhawks (5-2) try to get off to their best start since 2000...
Southeast's league title was unthinkable in November (03/04/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Amazing. That one word pretty well sums up the 2006-07 Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team. Who in their right mind would have guessed that the Redhawks would repeat as Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament champions to reach their second consecutive NCAA tournament?...
Jumping for fitness and fun (03/04/07)
Straddles, twisters, double under, egg beater and mad dog. Name any one of these terms to a group of about 30 local children, and they know what you're talking about. The terms describe tricks the group can perform using a jump rope. Eleven-year-old Iliana Arevalo of Cape Girardeau has mastered most of the basic jump rope skills. Now she's trying to figure out how to do a push-up on the ground as two people swing two jump ropes around her...
More women turning to online dating sites to find men (03/04/07)
Trying to find a mate online? New data suggests that it's harder for women than for men. To wit: eHarmony's visitors are 69 percent women, on Catholic Match it's 72 percent, and on LoveAccess.com a whopping 87 percent are of the distaff sex, according to the data firm Hitwise...
Essie Calvert (03/04/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Essie "Jackie" Calvert, 93, of Chaffee died March 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Bonnie Maze (03/04/07)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Bonnie Lou Spurlock Maze, 72, of Jonesboro died Friday, March 2, 2007, at her home. She was born May 23, 1934, at Dongola, daughter of William and Ellen M. Aden Spurlock. Maze was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church in Jonesboro...
Douglas Smith (03/04/07)
Douglas Smith, 75, of Jackson died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Tommy Egson (03/04/07)
Tommy Egson, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Audrey Middendorf (03/04/07)
Audrey Elizabeth Middendorf, 86, of St. Louis died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Oak Park Care Center in St. Louis. She was born March 24, 1920, at Buford Mo., daughter of Martin Henry and Elizabeth Catherine Wildhaber. She and George Henry Middendorf were married June 24, 1944...
Ellis Hutson (03/04/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ellis Arnold Hutson, 90, of Marble Hill died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. He was born Jan. 26, 1917, at Oran, Mo., son of Columbus and Bertha Williams Hutson. He and Wilma Kathleen Underwood were married July 4, 1939...
Douglas Pringle (03/04/07)
Douglas Pringle of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Jan Lengefeld (03/04/07)
Julia Ann "Jan" Lengefeld, 76, formerly of Cape Girardeau, and for the last 18 years a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at her home. A celebration of life was held Jan. 28 at Seven Lakes Auditorium in Fort Myers. The Lengefelds lived in Cape Girardeau from approximately 1975 to 1982. ...
Lester Green (03/04/07)
SPRING HILL, Fla. -- Lester Green, 96, of Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at the West Tasu Care Center in Port Richey, Fla. He was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Cape Girardeau County, son of James and Nora Limbaugh Green. He and Marie Webb were married in Missouri. She died May 16, 1990...
David Chaney (03/04/07)
CANALOU, Mo. -- David Jewel Chaney, 36, died at 4:01 a.m. March 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born Aug. 10, 1970, in Dexter, Mo., son of John L. and Gloria A. Drake Chaney of Canalou, he earned an associate degree in computer networking technology. ...
Stephens-Boatman (03/04/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leslie Elizabeth Stephens and Daniel Aaron Boatman were married Dec. 2, 2006, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jason "J.D." Davis performed the ceremony. Soloist was Bradley Stephens of Liberty, Mo., brother of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Ted and Sue Stephens of Perryville. The groom is the son of Billy and Kim Boatman of Perryville...
Lewis-Kesterson (03/04/07)
Catherine Marie Lewis and Zachariah Stephen Kesterson were married Oct. 14, 2006, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Ill. Monsignor Thomas Flach performed the ceremony. Organist/pianist was Linda Mueller, cantor and flutist was Kim Straub, and trumpeter was Joe Glessner, all of Waterloo. Soloist was Dr. Joe Goeke of Cape Girardeau...
Rau-Kennon (03/04/07)
Elizabeth "Kibby" Rau and Nathan Kennon were married July 29, 2006, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, N.C. John Sims performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Mary Rau of Lake Isabella, Mich., and Jeanette Rau of Mount Pleasant, Mich. The groom is the son of Patricia Maevers of Cape Girardeau and Gary and Linda Kennon of Perryville, Mo...
Meyer-Ford (03/04/07)
Randy and Lucy Meyer of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Dixon Meyer, to Steven Wayne Ford. He is the son of Larry and Patsy Ford of Oak Ridge. Meyer is a 2006 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She is employed at Oak Ridge Market...
Schoen-Morrison (03/04/07)
John and Teri Schoen of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Emilie Schoen, to Chad Benjamin Morrison. He is the son of Rodney Morrison of Uniontown, Mo., and Susun Turner of Altenburg, Mo. Schoen is a 2004 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and received a degree in agriculture business from Mineral Area College in 2006. She is employed by Schoen Dairy Farms and Shawneetown Feed Store...
McLain-Sides (03/04/07)
David and Phillis McLain of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Ann McLain, to Elmer Lee Sides. He is the son of Kristl Bowles of Carbondale, Ill., and the late David E. Sides. McLain is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service...
Gravemann-McLaird (03/04/07)
Larry and Tana McLaird of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their son, Dane McLaird, to Kelli Gravemann. She is the daughter of Randy and Nancy Gravemann of St. Charles, Mo. Gravemann received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Missouri State University in Springfield. She is an elementary teacher with St. Charles School District...
Dietiker-Adams (03/04/07)
Bethany Dietiker and Grant Adams have reset their wedding date to May 26. The ceremony will be at North Cape County Park. She is the daughter of Perry and Veronica Dietiker of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Charles Adams and Royce Kessel of Cape Girardeau...
Crowden-Knowlan (03/04/07)
Chuck and Kim Crowden of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Rae Crowden, to Stuart Ellis Knowlan. He is the son of Jack and Bonnie Knowlan of Jackson. Crowden is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and expects to receive a degree in choral music education from Webster University in December...
Essner-Hussman (03/04/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Essner of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Michelle Essner, to Nicholas John Hussman. He is the son of John and Jan Hussman of House Springs, Mo. Essner is a 2003 graduate of Kelly High School, and expects to receive a degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Logan's Roadhouse...
Clements-Odom (03/04/07)
Erwin and Liz Clements of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Elizabeth Clements, to Christopher Ray Odom. He is the son of Carol Odom of Jackson and John and Sena Odom of Scott City. Clements is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a nurse assistant at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Nickelson-Forrest (03/04/07)
Barry and Janet Nickelson of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Nickelson, to Bennett Forrest. He is the son of John and Cheryl Forrest of Tulsa, Okla. Nickelson is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor's degree in allied health from Westminster College at Fulton, Mo., in 2006. She plans to attend Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry this fall. She is a paraoptometric technician at Vision Source in Tulsa...
Hodo-Barber (03/04/07)
Robert and Kim Hodo of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Larissa Kristine Hodo, to Nicholas Anthony Barber, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Tom and Kathy Barber of Cleveland, Ohio. Hodo is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
Propst-Worthley (03/04/07)
Jay and Nancy Propst of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Propst, to Steven Worthley. He is the son of Amy Zapata and Steven Worthley Sr. of Staten Island, N.Y. Propst is a graduate of Jackson High School, and received a degree in environmental studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005. She is an environmental health specialist for Williamsburg, Va...
Hollands celebrate 60 years (03/04/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Holland of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner Feb. 26, 2007, at Celebrations. Hosts were family members. Holland and Helen Lee were married Feb. 26, 1947, at Dexter, Mo., by the Rev. R.B. Leavell...
Whiteners mark 50th event (03/04/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Whitener of Jackson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Whitener and LaVerne Maze were married Jan. 26, 1957, at Fredericktown, Mo. Their sons and spouses are David and Mary Whitener of Ellington, Mo., and Dewayne and Carolyn Whitener of Jackson. They have three granddaughters, Sarah, Jordan and Molly of Jackson...
Police report 3/4/07 (03/04/07)
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Fire report 3/4/07 (03/04/07)
n At 3:50 p.m., medical assistance at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Kingshighway. n At 6:07 p.m., box alarm at 2700 Pioneer Drive. n At 5:59 p.m., medical assist in the unit block of Sprigg Street. n At 7:05 p.m. fuel leak at the corner of William Street and Saint Francis Drive...
Out of the past 3/4/07 (03/04/07)
@sco:25 years ago: March 4, 1982 Final arrangements were completed yesterday for the acquisition of the 125-year-old Reynolds House, 623 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau, by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau; the house will be renovated in much the same fashion as the Glenn House has been...
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