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Stories from Sunday, March 25, 2007

House takes on third tax cut this week (03/25/07)
After previously approving two tax cuts that would reduce state revenue by an estimated $460 million annually, the Missouri House this week will tackle a tax bill that would cut state and local sales taxes paid by businesses. A tax cut for senior citizens would exempt Social Security payments and some other retirement income from income tax. A tax cut for businesses would raise the threshold and lower the tax rate on the franchise tax, a levy on business assets. They await Senate action...
Playhouse planning move to downtown (03/25/07)
The Discovery Playhouse in West Park Mall may soon be moving to a downtown location. Martha Brown, who sits on the Playhouse's board of directors, said the organization, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, has signed a lease agreement to move into the old Goddard Grocer Co. building at 101 William St. in Cape Girardeau...
Bulk of nearly $1.5 million in Homeland Security funds went to response team (03/25/07)
About $1.5 million in federal Homeland Security grants has made its way to Southeast Missouri since 2002. Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Sikeston received the bulk of the funds -- over $1.2 million -- because together they form one of the state's 28 Homeland Security Response Teams, the SEMO Hazmat Team...
Sighting of missing Perryville children false alarm (03/25/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Police now say the latest sighting of two missing Perryville children was a false alarm. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Saturday that after investigating a report that Brandon Lundmark, 14, had been seen in Skinny's Diner in Miner, Mo., Wednesday, the lead turned out to be a dead end...
Car accident (03/25/07)
Citations are pending following a three-car accident Saturday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital, one with serious injuries police said. Peggy A. Bullard, 55, of Jackson was southbound on Highway 25, one-half mile south of Dutchtown, when the 1994 Chevrolet she was driving crossed the center line and hit two northbound vehicles head on, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (03/25/07)
9 a.m. Monday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n Letter from prosecuting attorney regarding the crime victim advocate. Action items n None at this time. n 10 a.m. David Hitt, emergency operations center. n 10:30 a.m., Don McQuay, public works, regarding county park issue...
Fire damages Jackson restaurant (03/25/07)
A Monday fire has temporarily shut down a Jackson restaurant. Jackson fire Capt. Randy Davis said Saturday the department received a call at about 11:30 a.m. Monday about a fire at the Sonic Drive-In, 530 S. Hope St. By the time first responders arrived, the building was filled with heavy, black smoke, Davis said...
Dozens of student judges learn finer points of barbecue (03/25/07)
Barbecue judges, remember: Samples don't have to be small. In fact, they shouldn't be. "Judges are not birds," said Ed Roith, a "professor of barbecue" for the Kansas City Barbeque Society and a founding member of the group. "Don't take one little nibble. You can't tell if it has flavor, moisture or texture that way."...
Group focuses on disaster recovery (03/25/07)
Area officials, social service agencies, emergency operations and charitable organizations have come together to strengthen an areawide disaster effort in Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties. A group of 30 organizations, including FEMA and SEMA representatives, formed the Community Organizations Active in Disaster committee, or COAD, in Southeast Missouri after the 1993 Midwest floods, according to committee member Nancy Jernigan...
Missouri proposes tax incentive for truckers to stop engines (03/25/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- State lawmakers want to give tractor-trailer drivers and companies a sweeter deal for reducing noxious exhaust. The large trucks that move goods across the country can idle for the equivalent of eight hours each day and 100 days a year while the truck is loaded and unloaded and when the driver rests...
Oldest hatchery in U.S. to expand visitors center (03/25/07)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- The national fish hatchery in this southwest Missouri town is a big attraction for school groups and tourists, but only a few people at a time can squeeze into its modest visitors center. Now, relief is in sight, with federal funding assured for construction of a new center that will be large enough to house an auditorium and an aquarium...
New heart stents pass key tests, but long-term safety questions linger (03/25/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- A new crop of experimental heart stents have passed some key safety and effectiveness tests and may one day offer alternatives to the controversial stents currently used to keep unclogged arteries open, doctors reported Saturday. One is designed to dissolve after doing its job, leaving nothing behind to trigger blood clots -- a worry with the most popular stents sold now. ...
Wash. to test 'enhanced' licenses that would let residents travel passport-free to Canada (03/25/07)
SEATTLE -- High-security driver's licenses aimed at letting U.S. citizens return from Canada without a passport could be adopted elsewhere if Washington state's experiment works, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said. The pilot project, signed into law by Gov. Chris Gregoire and formally approved by Chertoff on Friday, calls for Washington to begin issuing new "enhanced" driver's licenses in January...
University faculty vote to deny former Gov. Jeb Bush honorary degree (03/25/07)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Gov. Jeb Bush was snubbed for an honorary degree at the University of Florida -- but he can still call himself an honorary alumnus. The university's Alumni Association's Board of Directors passed a resolution Saturday to make Bush an honorary alumnus. The move came on the heels of a 38-28 Faculty Senate vote Thursday to deny Bush an honorary degree...
Mouse taunts Maine man, makes off with his dentures (03/25/07)
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Never underestimate a mouse's determination. There's a mouse in Bill Exner's house that he says he has captured three times. Each time, the mouse escaped, and the last time the rodent made off with his lower dentures. Exner, 68, said he and his wife Shirley scoured his bedroom after the dentures disappeared from his night stand...
Fire marshal resigns after consulting psychic on work computers (03/25/07)
MIDDLETON, Wis. -- A fire marshal who admitted consulting online psychics at work didn't need a crystal ball to tell him it was time to resign. Tom Weber, a 22-year fire veteran, was put on administrative leave nine months ago after he was accused of asking an online psychic on a department computer whether he and others would be successful in getting rid of Middleton's fire chief...
Jane Goodall attends Chicago meeting on how chimpanzees think (03/25/07)
CHICAGO -- Jane Goodall, the world's best-known observer of chimpanzee behavior, watched the chimps at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday while a crowd of zoo-goers gathered to watch her. "She's very important," one woman told two 6-year-old girls she'd brought to the zoo. "She did a lot of very exciting things."...
State efforts to investigate problems in crime labs stalled at starting gate (03/25/07)
Tackling critical problems in the nation's justice system, Minnesota, Texas and Virginia have each founded powerful oversight boards in the last two years that can investigate misconduct in crime labs. But not one of the new boards has yet reopened a case -- either because they have refused to do so or because they haven't been funded...
N. J. baker gets jumbo-sized bread order (03/25/07)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Frank Formica's task is bigger than a loaf of bread but smaller than an elephant. Actually, it IS a loaf of bread for an elephant. Make that 300 loaves of bread for a half-dozen elephants. His business, Formica Brothers, has a contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to bake 300 jumbo-sized loaves of special-recipe whole wheat bread for the elephants who'll be performing through the weekend at the city's Boardwalk Hall...
White House, GOP senator back Gonzales (03/25/07)
WASHINGTON -- The White House and a key Republican senator reaffirmed support Saturday for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales even as Democrats questioned his credibility for apparently misrepresenting his role in firing eight federal prosecutors. Critics said the latest document disclosure -- more than 280 pages of e-mails, calendar notations and other documents sent to Congress late Friday -- bolstered their case for Gonzales' ouster...
Senate Intelligence Committee chairman questions whether to keep CIA's secret prisons open (03/25/07)
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is questioning whether the CIA's secret prison program -- which he fears has become a black eye to the United States -- should continue. The review led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., comes as the Bush administration deliberates an executive order, called for by Congress, that will establish new guidelines for the CIA's system for detaining and interrogating suspected terrorists. ...
McCain tested by war, economy, weather (03/25/07)
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain trekked to New Hampshire on Saturday, testing his appeal with rural voters and promising help for economically depressed areas while grappling with questions about the Iraq war. His latest visit began near the central White Mountains and Lakes Region, where voters' concerns hinged more on domestic troubles -- including meager snowfall -- than the war in Iraq. ...
Edwards says he'll definitely stay in 2008 presidential race (03/25/07)
LAS VEGAS -- John Edwards said Saturday he will definitely stay in the presidential race, trying to reassure voters and donors that he can handle the dual pressure of the campaign and his wife's cancer diagnosis. At a Democratic presidential forum focused on health care, Edwards pressed his rivals to provide a detailed plan to cover the nation's uninsured -- estimated at about 47 million -- and describe how they will pay for it. ...
Brazilian wife gets 19 years for killing, cooking husband (03/25/07)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A Brazilian housewife was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for killing her husband, chopping his body into small pieces and frying it. Rosanita Nery dos Santos, 52, drugged her husband in his sleep, then stabbed him to death two years ago in Salvador, about 900 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, said police spokesman Idmar Bonfim...
Strong earthquake strikes Japan, killing at least 1 (03/25/07)
TOKYO -- A strong earthquake struck Japan today, killing at least one person, violently shaking buildings and triggering two very small tsunamis that hit the coast, officials and media reports said. The quake hit shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday morning (local time) off the north coast of Ishikawa prefecture (state), Japan's Meteorological Agency said. ...
U.N. humanitarian chief barred from visiting Darfur refugee camp (03/25/07)
KASSAB, Sudan -- Sudanese troops barred the U.N. humanitarian chief on Saturday from a refugee camp whose residents have been raped and attacked by gunmen suspected of belonging to pro-government militias. The convoy carrying John Holmes was halted at a checkpoint about a mile outside the Kassab refugee camp, and he was told he lacked the proper papers for a visit there...
Attacks on U.S.-led security crackdown in Iraq kill at least 47 (03/25/07)
BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber driving a truck with explosives hidden under bricks destroyed a police station Saturday in Baghdad -- the largest in a series of insurgent strikes against the American-led security crackdown. At least 47 people died in the attacks, including 20 at the police station...
Hong Kong leadership election marks new ground in city's politics (03/25/07)
HONG KONG -- Many see the selection of Hong Kong's leader as a farce -- the incumbent will almost certainly be picked again today by a committee that usually goes with the choice of China's rulers. But for the first time since the former British colony returned to Beijing's rule, the election has had a challenger and American-style debates. It also saw the incumbent -- veteran civil servant Donald Tsang -- promise a specific plan to bring full democracy to China's wealthiest city...
U.N. Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions against Iran (03/25/07)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted Saturday to impose additional sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium -- a move intended to show Tehran that defiance will leave it increasingly isolated. Iran immediately rejected the sanctions and said it had no intention of suspending its enrichment program, prompting the United States to warn of even tougher penalties...
Officials: N. Ireland Protestants rebuff deadline to share power with Catholics (03/25/07)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland's main Protestant party on Saturday rejected a British deadline to share power with Catholics, officials said, launching a showdown that could end in the collapse of the territory's legislature. More than 100 officials from Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party voted overwhelmingly to reject Britain's long-held demand for a 12-member administration to be formed and receive powers by Monday, according to officials in both the party and the British government, speaking anonymously because negotiations between the two sides were continuing.. ...
St. Vincent tops Tigers for third in Optimist tournament (03/25/07)
The St. Vincent girls soccer team failed to score a goal against Central in three meetings last season. The two teams met for the second time this week Saturday at the Noon Optimist Spring Classic at Central, and for the second time, St. Vincent came out on top 1-0 to capture third place...
Jackson girls take first at Perryville track meet (03/25/07)
The Jackson girls track team ran away with the Perryville Invitational title Saturday, led by four first-place finishes by senior Rachel Kahle. The Indians finished with 164 points, well ahead of Hillsboro's 102. Perryville was fourth with 65 points, and Notre Dame was tied for 10th with 26...
Southeast suffers rare losses to Tennessee State (03/25/07)
To say that Southeast Missouri State had dominated the all-time softball series with Tennessee State would not even do the situation justice. The Redhawks entered this season having won 36 of the 38 meetings between the programs. But TSU enjoyed rare success against Southeast on Saturday, as the host Tigers swept an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader, 4-3 and 2-0...
Area running Whitehead paces field in CASA's Run for a Child (03/25/07)
Brian Whitehead of Cape Girardeau was the first runner across the finish line in the Run for a Child 10-kilometer race on Saturday morning. Whitehead finished in 35 minutes, 6 seconds. Glen Stellhorn of Cape Girardeau was second in 37:08. The run also is known as the CASA run because it is sponsored by the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children as well as Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Caravan coming to Cape Girardeau in April (03/25/07)
The last time the University of Missouri athletic department brought a caravan to Southeast Missouri, Quin Snyder was early in his seven-year coaching stint and trying to win over Mizzou fans. The caravan will come back this spring before Mike Anderson begins his second season as Snyder's successor with the men's basketball program...
Schwent honored for service to NWTF (03/25/07)
Timothy Schwent of Jackson received the Roger Latham Service Award for his service to the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was presented with the honor during the NWTF's 31st annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., for his contributions to wild turkey conservation...
Scintillating sweep (03/25/07)
Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks are fairly certain of one thing. Last year, they would not have won the type of games they captured Saturday during a scintillating doubleheader sweep. The Redhawks kicked off Ohio Valley Conference play with a pair of comeback victories over visiting Tennessee-Martin, 7-6 and 7-5 at Capaha Field...
Unofficially, Redhawks football schedule set (03/25/07)
Southeast Missouri State has not released its 2007 football schedule yet -- I believe one contract still has to be finalized -- but I've had a lot of people ask me what the schedule looks like. I've been able to piece it together -- minus the times, which will come out later -- so here it is, barring any late, unforeseen changes:...
Summer vacations (03/25/07)
The telephone lines at First Class Travel in Cape Girardeau haven't stopped ringing since January. As days grow longer and the temperatures get warmer, local residents are making plans for summer vacations. "It has been overwhelmingly busy -- now is the perfect time to start planning those summer trips," said Amber Bertrand, a travel consultant with First Class Travel...
Carolyn Winkenwerder (03/25/07)
Carolyn Winkenwerder, 68, of Ullin, Ill., died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born Oct. 28, 1938, at Ullin, daughter of Carl and Suda Hammond Wright. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Everett of Ullin, Lana Gilwater of Cape Girardeau; a son, Ronnie Winkenwerder of Yazoo City, Miss., two sisters, Patricia Wood of Elkhart, Ind., Diana Bundy of Cairo, Ill.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Bonnie Osburn (03/25/07)
Bonnie Jean Baker Osburn, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 2, 1924, at Thompson, Mo., daughter of Clarence W. and Emma Groves Baker. She and Robert L. Osburn were married June 4, 1949 in Mexico, Mo. He died Nov. 17, 2003...
Mildred Campbell (03/25/07)
Mildred McKee Campbell, 97, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Bellwood Nursing Home in Peoria, Ill. She was born Oct. 14, 1909, in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of Cyrus and Bertha Sickman McGee. She married H. H. Campbell...
Rosalie Shemonic (03/25/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rosalie M. Shemonic, 67, of Perryville died Friday, March 23, 2007, at home. She was born Dec. 12, 1939, at Belleville, Ill., daughter of Herman L. and Louise M. Bassler Richter. Shemonic was a member of United Church of Christ in New Athens, Ill. She was a retired bookkeeper for Behnken Trucking...
Births 3/25/07 (03/25/07)
Kilburn; Kight; Summers; Overbey; Beck
Woodard-Ank (03/25/07)
Candy Lynn Woodard and Anthony Dale Ank were married Sept. 23, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Breite performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Mark and Lanna Cook of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Barbra Weber of Frohna, Mo. The groom is the son of Lee and Dorthey Ank of Cape Girardeau...
Sappington-Houseman (03/25/07)
Amy Elizabeth Sappington and Jesse Dean Houseman exchanged vows Dec. 9, 2006, at Chaumette Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Rob Mehner performed the ceremony. Pianist was Brett Yount of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Don and Julie Sappington of Jackson, and Dean and Kim Houseman of Millersville...
Freese-Clifford (03/25/07)
Tara Freese and Brian Clifford were married Oct. 7, 2006, at All Saints Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Vincent Heir performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Rick Rief of St. Louis, cousin of the bride, and Nicole Arnzen of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Ronda Heaton and Larry and Sharon Freese, all of Jackson. The groom is the son of John and Margaret Clifford of Queens, N.Y...
Blumenberg-Daugherty (03/25/07)
Al and Rhonda Blumenberg of East Cape Girardeau, Ill., and Steve and Pam Raney of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Blumenberg, to Sean Daugherty. He is the son of Karon Daugherty of Cape Girardeau, and the late James Daugherty...
Vinyard-Palisch (03/25/07)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mark Vinyard of Clarkson Valley, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Rachel Vinyard, to Brent Palisch. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Palisch of Altenburg. Vinyard is a 1995 graduate of Lafayette High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from William Woods University in 1999, and a master's degree in administration in 2003. She is a fifth grade teacher with Hazelwood School District...
Pingel-Bandermann (03/25/07)
Dale and Rene Pingel of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Blair Pingel, to Ryan Jacob Bandermann. He is the son of Rick and Pam Bandermann of Cape Girardeau. Pingel is a 2003 graduate of Central High school. She expects to receive a bachelor's degree in early childhood and elementary education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May. She will be an elementary teacher with Jackson School District this fall...
Edwards-Young (03/25/07)
John and Pat Edwards of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Edwards, to Zachary Young. He is the son of Ron and Delaine Young of St. Charles, Mo., and Ellen and Dave Sachs of Villa Ridge, Mo. Edwards is a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor's degree in 2004 and a master's degree in 2006 in communication sciences and disorders. She is employed by Speech Language Learning Systems Inc. in Chesterfield, Mo...
Flint-Daniel (03/25/07)
David and Donna Stewart of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Flint, to Jacob Daniel, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Lonnie and Kim Daniel of Advance, Mo. An April 14 wedding is planned at Futrell Memorial Church in Jackson...
Bohnert-Bingaman (03/25/07)
Bill and Carolyn Bohnert of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Suzanne Bohnert, to Lucas Clark Bingaman. He is the son of Chuck and Teena Bingaman of Anna, Ill. Bohnert is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a degree in education in 2006 from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a math teacher at Kelly High School in Benton, Mo...
Olsons celebrate 50th event (03/25/07)
Lee and Mary Olson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 18, 2007. A reception will be held this spring when they return from Texas. They were married March 18, 1957, in LaPorte, Ind. Olson retired in 1985 from Southwestern Bell...
Claytons together 50 years (03/25/07)
Mr. and Mrs. James Clayton of Scott City recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary. A trip to the Bahamas is planned later this spring. Clayton and Carolyn Cambron were married March 2, 1957, at Old St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, by the Rev. Joseph P. Dyra...
Shepards married 50 years (03/25/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepard of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 4, 2007, by attending Bethany Baptist Church and going to dinner with their family. Shepard and Velma Ackman were married March 2, 1957, by the Rev. Owen Dahlor at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Their attendants were Doloris and the late Bob Myer of Jackson...
Stroders celebrate 60th event (03/25/07)
Carl and Delma Stroder of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 24, 2007, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The couple was married Feb. 14, 1947, at Crump. Stroder is a retired pastor, serving almost 55 years in the ministry...
Cape Christian School (03/25/07)
4th grade -- Preston Arnold, Danielle Farrow, Taylor Janota, Parker Outman, Benjamin Parsons, John Stroup 5th grade -- Chandler Brown, Duncan Campbell, Jacquelyn Kiefner, Courtney Limbaugh, Jonah Roop, Cassidy Shelton, Sarah Stroup 6th grade -- Meredith Caldwell, Amber Helms, Calvin Lovig, Candace Monia, Joshua Sander, Bryce Tobin...
West Lane Elementary School (03/25/07)
3rd Grade -- Caleb Ambler, Jenna Barnard, Raychel Berry, Alexis Burger, Amelia Campbell, Mikelle Culbreth, Kyle Curtis, Kassidy Fluegge,Mitchel Francis, Carissa Frazier, Michael Hepler, Bailey Lape, Kaitlyn Litchfield, Kaite Lukefahr, Jordan Marx, Jeremiah McGuire, Ryan Mize, Dylan Murakami, Tom Overman, Megan Puls, Arielle Samonte, Luci Scarpaci, Natalie Vails, Kacie Walley, Carlee Williamson, Ashley Yarbro...
Honor rolls (03/25/07)
Jackson Middle School Due to an error by Jackson Middle School, their previously run honor roll contained mistakes. Here is the corrected one. Scholastic Honor roll 6th grade -- Kameron Cook, Adam Brown, Paige Brown, Mollie Crader, Kaitlyn Crites, Kelly Dunlap, Tyler Dunlap, Chris Hartle, Caleb Koehler, Kaitlyn McHughes, Molly Qualls, Zach Retherford, Shea Scholl, Gary Schweer, Sara Thompson, Molly Whitener...
Police report 3/25/07 (03/25/07)
Arrests; Assault
Fire report 3/25/07 (03/25/07)
n At 7:47 p.m., medical assist in the 3000 block of Boutin Drive. n At 11:59 p.m., medical assist in the unit block of South West End Boulevard. n At 12:57 a.m., medical assist in the 3200 block of William Street. n At 2:43 a.m., medical assist in the 1000 block of South Ellis Street...
Out of the past 3/25/07 (03/25/07)
A large crowd and pointed exchanges about the future of animal welfare in the region characterized a meeting of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at Cape Girardeau last night; a controversy within the organization over a plan to use the services of area veterinarians in the care of animals or to construct an on-site clinic on shelter property with a staff vet prompted the large turnout...
Speak Out 3/25/07 (03/25/07)
Wrong message; President's call; Misdirected promo; Zoning issues; Unstable area; Family situation; After-school ideas; Paying for exercise; Low support; Equitable draft; Under oath; Heckler do good; Sinful burden; Do what's right
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