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Stories from Sunday, April 8, 2007

Bill would let students enroll in any district within 30 miles (04/08/07)
Legislation in the Missouri House would establish open enrollment in school districts. Supporters say it would eliminate student residency issues that have plagued school districts and better serve students. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, Mo., said the legislation would give families a choice on where to send their children to school and provide an option for families to move their children to better-performing schools...
Staying within the lines (04/08/07)
In rural Missouri, school boundary lines often are as crooked as a country road. Area administrators say the confusing boundaries can make it a tough task to tell whether students live in the district. Last month, school officials in the small, rural Leopold School District began investigating allegations that as many as 42 students -- nearly a fourth of the student population -- live outside the school district and are enrolled illegally. ...
Kinder backs Thompson for presidential nomination (04/08/07)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau announced today in an editorial (see Page 7A) that he will back former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson for the Republican presidential nomination. Thompson, 65, who retired from the Senate in 2002 after only one full term, has not formally announced his candidacy. ...
Governor asks for examination of state's 911 systems (04/08/07)
Missouri's 911 centers receive more calls than ever from wireless systems, but few in the state can respond to a caller using a cell phone. Cape Girardeau County 911 director Dave Hitt is hoping a special legislative committee requested by Gov. Matt Blunt on Wednesday to investigate the state's 911 systems could bring some attention to the problem...
Hundreds attend Easter vigil service at St. Mary's (04/08/07)
Just as the sun was setting over Southeast Missouri on Saturday, worshippers at St. Mary's Cathedral were lighting candles and holding vigil for their savior. The traditional Easter vigil service celebrated by Catholics and other denominations all over the world is the first official celebration of the resurrection of Jesus during the Easter season. The service at St. Mary's on William Street in Cape Gir?ardeau began at 7:30 p.m. and stretched late into the evening...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (04/08/07)
9 a.m. Monday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n Public administrator's quarterly update. Action item n None at this time. and appointments n 9:30 a.m. Discussion regarding emergency management director's position...
Scouts do yard work at Nature Center (04/08/07)
Despite temperatures in the 20s and a windchill factor that made it feel like 10, about 30 Boy Scouts and adults who belong to the Order of the Arrow Anpetu-We Lodge gathered at the Nature Center on Saturday to take part in community service. The Order of the Arrow is Boy Scouting's national honor society...
More making own pet food in wake of contamination (04/08/07)
Some worried pet owners are grinding up meat in their kitchens and making their own dog and cat food because of the contamination scare blamed for numerous animal deaths. Local veterinarians, employees at the Humane Society and a Jackson pet food maker all say they've gotten a lot of calls from pet owners since March 16, when nearly 100 store and major-brand pet foods were recalled by manufacturer Menu Foods Inc. ...
'All Who'er Out': An Easter story (04/08/07)
Everyone in our small village observed all the traditions and rituals of Holy Week. There were school recitations, hot cross buns, great bouquets of lilies, church dramas, songs, music and pantomimes. Each year I learned a little more: how Simon carried the cross, how darkness spread over the land in the afternoon of the Crucifixion. ...
MU introduces interim president (04/08/07)
ROLLA, Mo. -- The job of interim president of the University of Missouri system comes with few guarantees -- and that's fine with Gordon Lamb. "The main thing is to make a good, smooth transition," said Lamb, introduced Friday as Elson Floyd's temporary successor. Floyd will remain in Columbia for the next month advising Lamb before he assumes the presidency of Washington State University...
Judge delays cemetery relocation project near Kansas City airport (04/08/07)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- The relocation of five homestead cemeteries on Kansas City International Airport property must wait until a legal guardian for the cemeteries can be appointed, a judge has ruled. The city's Aviation Department wants to consolidate the cemeteries to clear the way for development...
Bill dealing with ice storm's effects on schools advances to Senate (04/08/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Schools would not have to make up all the days lost to this year's ice storm, under a bill making its way through the Missouri Legislature. The House passed the bill, sponsored by Rep. B.J. Marsh, R-Springfield, by a 144-6 vote on March 5. It would allow districts to forgo making up days lost from Jan. 15 to 22...
Chicago cardinal falls blessing Easter baskets (04/08/07)
CHICAGO -- Cardinal Francis George fractured a hip Saturday after he slipped and fell on the marble floor of a church while blessing Easter baskets, according to an archdiocese spokesman. George, 70, was hospitalized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he will remain for several days as a result of the mishap at Saint Ferdinand's Parish on Chicago's Northwest Side, said Archdiocese spokeswoman Colleen Dolan...
Grant about to end for program aimed at reducing secondhand smoke (04/08/07)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Health officials in southern Missouri are looking for money to extend a program aimed at getting parents to stop smoking around their children. The ABCs of Secondhand Smoke program is currently paid for by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. That money runs out at the end of April...
Peoria church specializes in American saints (04/08/07)
PEORIA, Ill. -- St. Patrick is not on the side walls of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. As revered as he is among Roman Catholics, there's one thing keeping his portrait from making the cut for display in the 100-year-old church -- he's not from the Americas...
Climbers becoming reluctant witnesses to global warming (04/08/07)
BEND, Ore. -- Mountaineers are bringing back firsthand accounts of vanishing glaciers, melting ice routes, crumbling rock formations and flood-prone lakes where glaciers once rose. The observations are transforming a growing number of alpine and ice climbers, some of whom have scientific training, into eyewitnesses of global warming. Increasingly, they are deciding not to leave it to scientists to tell the entire story...
13,000 troops await deployment to Iraq (04/08/07)
PAWHUSKA, Okla. -- National Guard Staff Sgt. Gabe Robinson knows he will be married only a matter of months before he's likely to redeploy to Iraq, but considers himself lucky he's been home since 2004. Still, he worries about being injured. "It's always in your mind," said Robinson, 32, who plans to marry in May. "Anyone who says they don't think about that, they are lying."...
Man giving away house, with a catch (04/08/07)
BELLEVUE, Ohio -- Mike Bassett wants to give away a house. There's just one catch -- the recipient has to move it. Bassett says if he doesn't have a taker by July 1, he will raze the structure to make way for more parking for his supermarket and gas station next door...
FBI: Bank robbery investigation found trail of guns, terror (04/08/07)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The bank robbery investigation had gained intensity because of the increasingly brazen and violent nature of the crimes, with shots fired inside at least three of the institutions. But when three of the suspects were confronted by FBI agents Thursday, authorities say the armed men didn't fire a shot. Instead, the FBI says it appears that one of their own, a veteran of major investigations, was killed when a fellow agent's weapon accidentally discharged...
A century and a half later, Dred Scott decision returns to the spotlight as re-enactment at Harvard Law School (04/08/07)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A century and a half after the Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision that no black -- slave or free -- could ever become a U.S. citizen, the case's legacy is still being debated. The fallout from the 1857 decision, which helped spark the Civil War, was the subject of a mock hearing of the case before a 10-member court led by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at Harvard Law School on Saturday...
Kentucky inmate waives trial, jury sentencing, demands to be executed (04/08/07)
The case has the unusual twist of putting prosecutors and the defendent on the same side arguing for the death sentence. By BRETT BARROUQUERE The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Like scores of inmates in other states, Marco Allen Chapman wants to go ahead with his execution after admitting he brutally killed two children and left their sister and mother for dead...
Intense battles as U.S.-backed Iraqi troops attack militia in Diwaniyah (04/08/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. warplanes blasted a militia team firing rocket-propelled grenades Saturday, the second day of heavy fighting in a major offensive to drive Shiite Mahdi Army militiamen out of Diwaniyah, a farm-belt city south of Baghdad. North of the capital, in the increasingly dangerous Diyala provincial capital of Baqouba, police reported finding 21 more bodies dumped in the streets, victims of the intense sectarian warfare. ...
Captain charged with negligence over cruise ship sinking (04/08/07)
ATHENS, Greece -- The captain of a cruise ship that sank in the Aegean Sea was charged Saturday with negligence, a government official said. A Merchant Marine Ministry spokeswoman confirmed that a prosecutor charged the captain but said she could not confirm a report on state NET TV that five other officers also were charged. ...
U.S. billionaire blasts off in Russian rocket to space station (04/08/07)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian rocket carrying the American billionaire who helped develop Microsoft Word roared into the night skies over Kazakhstan Saturday, sending Charles Simonyi and two cosmonauts soaring into orbit on a two-day journey to the international space station...
Freed British naval crew begins two-week leave (04/08/07)
LONDON -- Fifteen British sailors and marines freed from captivity in Tehran began two weeks' leave with their families Saturday, while Iran's ambassador to London urged Britain to help his nation mend relations with the international community. Ambassador Rasoul Movahedian told the Financial Times newspaper in an article published Saturday that Iran had "showed our goodwill" by freeing the Britons...
Oran wins pair to finish tournament 3-1 again (04/08/07)
For the second straight year, the Oran baseball team made an impression against a field of large schools in the St. Louis area by finishing 3-1 at the Midwest Classic hosted by Howell North. The Eagles, ranked No. 3 in the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 1 state poll released last week, posted two wins Saturday in a pair of one-run games...
Jacksonville State sweeps Southeast (04/08/07)
Southeast Missouri State remained winless in 14 all-time softball meetings with Jacksonville State after an 11-3 Ohio Valley Conference loss Saturday at Jacksonville State. The Redhawks were swept in the three-game OVC series and fell to 4-8 in the conference and 10-20 overall. The Gamecocks are 8-5 in the OVC and 21-14 overall...
Smith dusts field in 400 (04/08/07)
Eighty-five percent of Miles Smith was much better than the rest of the 400-meters field Saturday at the Gatorade Classic. Smith, the Southeast senior who has earned all-America honors and a world championships gold medal, competed in an individual event for the first time since a Jan. 28 indoors meet...
Southeast women's team competes short-handed (04/08/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's track team that competed Saturday in the 26th annual Gatorade Classic was not the very best lineup that coach Joey Haines could field. The lineup he hopes to have May 4 at the Ohio Valley Conference championships most certainly will include senior Natasha Fortenberry, who wasn't available this weekend for personal matters...
Southeast men's team overcomes brutal conditions to capture team title (04/08/07)
At least the sun was shining. That was about the only positive thing Southeast Missouri State track coach Joey Haines could say about the weather conditions Saturday following the 26th annual Gatorade Classic track and field meet at the Abe Stuber complex...
Redhawks move into first place (04/08/07)
A second straight late-inning comeback by Southeast Missouri State on Saturday gave the Redhawks their first Ohio Valley Conference series victory against Jacksonville State and a share of first place in the conference. Southeast scored three runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 3-2 win at Capaha Field. The win moved the Redhawks to 7-2 in the OVC, tied atop the standings with the Gamecocks...
Fan Speak 4/8/07 (04/08/07)
Player missing; Hall of Famer
The meaning of Easter (04/08/07)
First grade students in Martha Venable's class at Orchard Elementary School in Jackson share what the Easter holiday means to them. It means Jesus died on the cross. Every year I go to a pageant at my church and they show us about it. -- Landon Whitworth...
Parents, children expecting to see family film shown R-rated horror flick instead (04/08/07)
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. -- An audience expecting to watch a family film was stunned to get a glimpse of a horror movie, which left some parents shaken and the theater chain apologizing for the movie mix-up. The moviegoers were expecting to see "The Last Mimzy," the PG-rated tale of a brother and sister who discover a mysterious box of toys and become endowed with superhuman powers to help preserve humanity's future...
Jackie Chan launches Chinese TV show to find new action stars (04/08/07)
BEIJING -- Jackie Chan on Saturday launched a Chinese TV competition aimed at scouting out new action movie talent, saying more than 100,000 people have already signed up for a shot at kung fu stardom. "A lot of actors are good at fighting but [their style] is not beautiful," the Chinese star and stunt man, who turned 53 Saturday, said in Beijing...
William Horsley (04/08/07)
William David Horsley, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at home. He was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Breckenridge, Ky. son of Loe B. and Alian Board Horsley. He and Opal Marie Grah Bridges were married Sept. 7, 1979, in Scott City. Horsley worked more than 20 years as a captain/pilot for Inland Oil Co. and Tolen Barge Co. He retired in 1994 due to health reasons. He was a member of Moose Lodge...
William Lincoln (04/08/07)
William Ray Lincoln, 65, of Whitewater passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 9, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of William E. Ray and Dorris S. Neilson Lincoln. He and Shelba Grindstaff were married June 18, 1960, in Jackson...
Kenneth Fritz (04/08/07)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Kenneth W. Fritz, 42, of Villa Ridge died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at the Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. John Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in Provo cemetery...
Allen-Wortmann (04/08/07)
Tara Marie Allen and Matthew Ryan Wortmann were married Dec. 2, 2006, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Drew Dietz performed the ceremony. Reader was Stacy Elfrink. Pianist was Matt Yount and vocalist was Laurie Anderson, both of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Tom and Tandra Allen and Bruce and Jackie Wortmann, all of Jackson...
Miinch-Kitchen (04/08/07)
Kari Marie Miinch and Tatum James Kitchen were married Dec. 30, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Zach Strong performed the ceremony. Organist and pianist was Laura Robinson, and vocalist was Robyn Hosp. Parents of the couple are Dwane and Diane Miinch of Millersville, and Terry and Barbara Kitchen of Cape Girardeau...
Chandler-Niedbalski (04/08/07)
Amy Chandler and Eric Niedbalski were married June 24, 2006, at St. Pius V Catholic Church in St. Louis. The Rev. John Vien performed the ceremony. Pianist was Ruth Ehrsman and vocalist was Chip Mettlach. The bride is the daughter of Patricia Chandler of Jackson, and the late John Chandler. The groom is the son of Richard and Sylvia Niedbalski of Jackson...
Hirsch-Ward (04/08/07)
Winifred Roehm Hirsch and Byron Allen Ward were united in marriage March 31, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul Kabo performed the ceremony. The bride's attendants were her daughters, Ellen Mantia of Overland Park, Kan., and Dr. Lucile Hirsch of Smithville, Mo...
Foust-Wilson (04/08/07)
Erica A. Foust and Lance C. Wilson exchanged vows Sept. 9, 2006, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. Bob Farr performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Janey Foust of Jackson and Ed and Katheia Corrigan of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Richard and Peggy Wilson of St. Charles, Mo...
Meyer-Loesel (04/08/07)
Michael and Betty Meyer of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Leigh Meyer, to John Loesel. He is the son of Fred and Sandy Loesel of Olivette, Mo. Meyer is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She will be working at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., this fall...
Ahrens-Wilder (04/08/07)
Robert J. Ahrens and Vita M. Ahrens of Florissant, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela M. Ahrens, to Brendon J. Wilder. He is the son of Melissa Huey of Marble Hill, Mo., and Tom Wilder of St. Louis. Ahrens is a 1998 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis. She received bachelor degrees in public relations and Spanish from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is administrative coordinator at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport...
Moore-Randol (04/08/07)
Randall and Natasha Moore of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie Moore, to Neil Allen Randol. He is the son of Narvol and Amy Randol of Cape Girardeau. Moore is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a degree in child development at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Kids Korner and SEMO Center for Child Studies...
Stamp-Mabrey (04/08/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- David and Donna Stamp of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Alaina Gail Stamp, to Jeremy Alan Mabrey, both of Jackson. He is the son of Bill and Betty Mabrey of Scott City. Stamp is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School, and received an associate's degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a secretary at Kluesner Concreters and Kelso Kwik Stop...
O'Hare-Van de Ven (04/08/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Patrick and Denise O'Hare of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Michelle O'Hare, to Jason Michael Van de Ven. He is the son of Roy and Sharon Van de Ven of Leopold, Mo. O'Hare is a 1998 graduate of Advance High School. ...
Noon-Reinagel (04/08/07)
James and Sally Noon of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Noon, to Scott Reinagel. He is the son of Tom and Susan Reinagel of Cape Girardeau. Noon is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006...
Kasper-Shoulders (04/08/07)
Kelli Kasper and Joshua Shoulders announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Guy and Nancy Kasper of Freeburg, Ill. Shoulders is the son of Roger and Annette Shoulders of Cape Girardeau. Kasper is a 2003 graduate of Freeburg Community High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Jones are together 50 years (04/08/07)
Dean and Sue Jones of Jackson observed their 50th wedding anniversary by hosting a party March 10, 2007, at New McKendree United Methodist Church Celebration Center. Guests attended from Missouri, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Illinois. Jones and Sue Johnson were married March 8, 1957, in Hernando, Miss. He is the son of the late Spencer and Ethel Morton Jones of Jackson. Sue is the daughter of the late Dewey and Mattie Alfultis Johnson of Jackson...
Curnells mark golden event (04/08/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Curnell of Jackson recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary. Curnell and Jeanette Clingingsmith were married March 17, 1957, in Illmo, by the Rev. Charles Marshall. They have two children and five grandchildren.
Jackson North Elementary School (04/08/07)
A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Wyatt Eldridge, Meg Fridley, Tyler Howard, Grady Leimbach, Kourtney McClanahan, Maci McCucan, Erica Powell, Jacqlyn Sievers, Victor Scouten, Tayler Winick. 5th grade -- Matthew Gibson, Cheyenne Goss, Wyatt Mansell, Anna Miller, Emily Todt, Hayley Toft, Caroline Tousignant...
Notre Dame Regional High School (04/08/07)
A Honor Roll 9th grade -- Ava Andersson, Katie Berghoff, Steven Boos, Rachel Buchheit, Matthew Davis, Meghan Dohogne, Sean Doyle, Anna Essner, Ethan Essner, Kayla Essner, Taylor Essner, Grant Eudy, Brooke Glastetter, Alecia Glaus, Audrey Glover, Bradley Hughey, Nicholas Koeppel, Keith Legrand, Katherine Leonard, Liam Maher, Christopher Mccoy, John Mclain, Hilary Michelson, Jack Mocherman, Cody Moore, Hannah Nenninger, Su In Oh, Derek Parker, Brandon Peters, Danielle Robbins, Lauren Schade, Caitlin Simmons, Lindsay Strieker, Mariah Thompson, Jessica Triller. ...
Egyptian School (04/08/07)
HIgh Honor Roll 3rd grade -- Harry Palmer, Olivia Khourie, Blake Mix, Dristin Rose, Kimber White. 4th grade -- Misti May, Cambria Bigham, Adam Poppen, Ashanti Wade, Cameron Masterson, Billy Smith. 5th grade -- Jeri McKee, Hannah McClarney, Kayde Wood, Danielle Carthell, Denise Carson, Aaron Bigham, Jessica Politte, Nathan-Wanya Price, Joshua Burton, Aleah Smith, Cameron Grueninger, Ashlee Green, Hunter Sissom...
Meridian Elementary and Middle School (04/08/07)
High Honors 3rd grade -- Megan Hammon, Indocin Murray, Jerrett Sims, Trevor Walker, Nigel Williams 4th grade -- Ariel Beard, Vanessa Fraction, Tiauna Holder, Rebecca Morgan, Georgiante Purdiman, Conner Schaal, Shaela Scott, Daryl Weldon 5th grade -- Austin Wilfong...
Immaculate Conception School (04/08/07)
A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Tyler Allen, Amy Banda, Tyler Barks, Andrew Bell, Monica Foltz, Bobby Jansen, Olivia Jansen, Brock Kasten, Taylor Mayfield, Sydney Mike-Mayor, Carter Nenninger, Christina Niedbalski, Quinn Poythress, Jesse Raines, Devin Ziegler...
Police report 4/8/07 (04/08/07)
DWI
Fire report 4/8/07 (04/08/07)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:48 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Meadowbrook Drive. n At 6:55 p.m., citizen assist in the 200 block of South Lorimier Street. n At 7:57 p.m., motor vehicle accident and emergency medical service at the corner of South Silver Springs Road and Professional Court...
Out of the past 4/8/07 (04/08/07)
Operations at Marquette Mfg. Co., South Sprigg Street Road in Cape Girardeau, have been suspended until the end of the week as the result of an explosion Tuesday, which damaged the plant's cooling tower; the extent of the damage is still being evaluated; however, the plant is expected to be operating again by Saturday...
Speak Out 4/8/07 (04/08/07)
Thanks for purse; Angel's dogs
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