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Stories from Sunday, April 15, 2007

Advisory board fields complaints, demands (04/15/07)
Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board members were peppered with complaints, demands and questions before they even had a chance to explain the board's function at the Delta Community Center on Saturday. About 40 residents attended the meeting, the first of four scheduled countywide to inform residents of the board's function and plans for improving roads...
Cyclists want share of Cape streets (04/15/07)
A grassroots effort among cyclists in Cape Girardeau to get bike lanes and improved trails is gaining speed. According to organizer Chris Moore, about 350 people have signed a petition asking for the lanes and better trails. Moore and others plan to bring their petition before the city council at an upcoming meeting...
Fire damages home on Highway 25 in Jackson (04/15/07)
As she watched firefighters setting up fans to ventilate her home, Elaine Illers thought about how close she had come to not escaping the fire that erupted Saturday afternoon in her home on Highway 25 in Jackson. Her gray hair was badly singed from attempting to fight the blaze with a household fire extinguisher. ...
Eight seeking three Cairo school seats (04/15/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Some Cairo school board candidates feel the school district is making strides both financially and academically. But others say major changes are needed to improve the school system. Two incumbents and six challengers are running for three seats on the school board in Tuesday's election...
Opening of new federal courthouse pushed back to August (04/15/07)
Federal agencies waiting to move into the $50 million courthouse on Independence Street have been given a new date for the switch from current quarters -- sometime in July, with a grand opening set for August, a federal official said Friday. Brad Scott, regional administrator for the General Service Administration office in Kansas City, said the latest delays were caused by problems with mistakes on acoustical cloth and carpeting for the courthouse. ...
Cairo school board candidates (04/15/07)
Arnold Burris Sr. Incumbent Age: 52 Residence: Cairo, Ill. Occupation: Deputy sheriff for Alexander County Political experience: Has served 16 years on the school board, seeking his fifth four-year term; currently serves as board president Education: Graduated from Cairo High School, attended Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill...
Going Public to feature poetry and history today (04/15/07)
Poetry and history will be featured on the "Going Public" radio show today. The show will include interviews with two men who recently lectured at Southeast Missouri State University. Ken Waldman, known as Alaska's fiddling poet, will recite some of his poetry and discuss the nomadic life of a troubadour. Dr. Thomas Schwartz, who presented the annual Dugger Lecture at Southeast Missouri State University, will discuss the history of the relationship between Europe and the United States...
Master Gardeners extend plant sale hours (04/15/07)
A steady stream of customers clad in raingear patronized the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners' seventh annual plant sale at Arena Park's Conservation Shelter on Saturday. But in order to make the sale worthwhile, the gardeners decided Friday that Saturday's hours would extend to 7 p.m. instead of noon and that for the first time they would open Sunday at 10 a.m., working until 3 p.m...
Turning around a town (04/15/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The candidates for mayor in this struggling river town are both old enough to remember when downtown was alive with people on the weekends and almost anyone could find some sort of job if they looked. Judson Childs, 64, and Karl Klein, 71, can pinpoint where Woolworth's, J.C. Penney and a host of other stores conducted business in now-crumbling buildings...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (04/15/07)
7:30 p.m. Monday Jackson City Hall 101 Court St., Jackson Public hearing n Hearing to consider the city's application to the state of Missouri under the Community Development Block Grant program. Action Items Power and light committee n Consider a motion accepting the certified election results for the April 3 municipal election...
Tuesday's election will reshape Cairo City Council (04/15/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- After watching four years of constant battling inside city hall, Cairo voters will deliver a verdict on their city council's actions Tuesday. At least three new members will join the six-member council, which is being reshaped by retirements and the political ambitions of the members. ...
St. Louis mayor's aide to lead Missouri Democratic Party (04/15/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The state Democratic Party picked a staffer in St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's office as its new executive director Saturday. Ken Franklin, Slay's deputy legislative director, will replace Corey Dillon, who had led the party since August 2004. Dillon stepped down in February to work for her old boss, Sen. Claire McCaskill...
Surgery on injured N.J. governor's leg successful (04/15/07)
CAMDEN, N.J. -- Surgery on Gov. Jon S. Corzine's injured leg was successful Saturday, while state police said the driver blamed for the wreck that critically injured the governor had been found but would not be charged. Corzine's recovery was progressing better than doctors expected, said Dr. Steven Ross, head of trauma at Cooper University Hospital. Doctors cleaned a 6-inch wound during surgery on his left thigh...
Commission says injured soldiers face unacceptable obstacles to medical treatment (04/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- Injured soldiers returning home for medical treatment face an unacceptable maze of paperwork and bureaucracy, leaders of a presidential commission on veterans' health care said Saturday. At its first public meeting, the nine-member panel heard from veterans, spouses and advocacy groups who decried what they said was a failed system. The commission pledged to work quickly to find solutions rather than assign blame...
Turks protest possible run for president by Islamic-rooted prime minister (04/15/07)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Some 300,000 Turks protested against their pro-Islamic prime minister Saturday, draping themselves in flags and pouring into streets and squares in a demonstration of the intense secular opposition he will face if he runs for president...
Suicide bombers strike Casablanca; 3 suspects arrested (04/15/07)
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Two brothers strapped with explosives blew themselves up near an American cultural center Saturday, and police arrested another three suspects -- including one wearing an explosives belt -- hours later, an official said. The attacks came just days after three suspected militants blew themselves up as they were cornered by police in Casablanca, and al-Qaida claimed suicide car bombings in neighboring Algeria that killed 33 people. ...
Car bomb hits bus station in Karbala, Iraq (04/15/07)
BAGHDAD -- A car bomb blasted through a busy bus station near one of Iraq's holiest shrines Saturday, killing at least 37 people, police and hospital officials said. The bus station bombing occurred about 200 yards from the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, where the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad is buried -- one of the most important sites for Shiites. ...
Opposition clashes with police in Moscow (04/15/07)
MOSCOW -- Riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally Saturday against President Vladimir Putin's government, which opponents accuse of rolling back freedoms Russians have enjoyed since the end of Soviet communism...
Stars shine at B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza event (04/15/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Saturday's B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza basketball games were filled with highlight-reel performances. Ellington's Megan Santhuff and Scott County Central's Brittney Peet put on a defensive clinic in the girls game. Bell City's Will Bogan dominated the glass and Advance's Alex Seil torched the net in the small-school game...
Missouri avoids bat debate (04/15/07)
Nick Harris keeps his eyes trained on the batter's hands as he creeps in from third base. If Harris doesn't see the hands slide up the bat, he scurries back toward the base. The reason? He's worried about taking a blast off a metal bat to the head...
Redhawks drop home match (04/15/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team closed out the regular season Saturday with a 4-3 home loss to Eastern Kentucky. But the Redhawks are not done playing this year as they had already accomplished one of their primary goals by qualifying for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
Renfrow tosses six-hit shutout (04/15/07)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A schedule change did nothing to slow down Southeast Missouri State's ascent to sole possession of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Redhawks rode early offense and the brilliant pitching of Dustin Renfrow to a 4-0 win over host Samford on Saturday night in the opener of a three-game series...
Two letters of intent likely in the mail (04/15/07)
After the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program signed Bell City High School senior Will Bogan on Wednesday, fans are probably wondering why the university has not yet announced the signing of the two junior college players who verbally committed to the Redhawks...
Fan Speak for April 15 (04/15/07)
Marathon men; Milestones, at what price?
Anything goes for summer (04/15/07)
Bright and bold colors. Black and white patterns. Strappy sandals, ballet flats and casual tennis shoes. These are the fashion trends to watch for on the feet of women in Southeast Missouri as warmer weather approaches. "Anything goes for the summer," said Tara Hollis, a sales associate in Macy's shoe department. "You're going to see a little bit of everything."...
Leona Jones (04/15/07)
Leona M. Jones, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Otto and Lorena Schlosser Ressel. She and Jimmy R. Jones were married Sept. 26, 1959, at Kelso...
Audrey Frentzel (04/15/07)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Audrey M. Frentzel, 82, of Topeka died Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Lexington Park Nursing Facility. She was born July 31, 1924, in Belgique, Mo., daughter of Theophile J. and Bernice Mattingly Bert. She and Alvin E. Frentzel were married Aug. 31, 1947...
Floyd Niswonger (04/15/07)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Floyd Henry Niswonger, 80, of Sedgewickville died Friday, April 13, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Sedgewickville, son of Henry Dennis and Doshia May Statler Niswonger. He and Mary Ellen Herbert were married Aug. 23, 1947, at Patton, Mo...
Cletus Lowes (04/15/07)
Cletus John Lowes, 88, of Jackson died Thursday, April 12, 2007, at his home. He was born April 18, 1918, in Cape Girardeau County, son of August and Cora Ludwig Lowes. Lowes attended Oak Ridge Public School and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fruitland. He farmed in the Oak Ridge community all his life...
Paul Bowers (04/15/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Paul Ray Bowers, 54, of Marble Hill died Friday, April 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Marie Allison (04/15/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Marie Allison, 72, of Advance died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Robert Gee (04/15/07)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Robert Gee, 81, of Portageville died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Ron Dunavin and Leland Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, Mo...
James Trickey (04/15/07)
James L. Trickey II, 43, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at his home. He was born March 29, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, the son of James Lynn and Karen Sue (Rice) Trickey Sr. He was married to Brandy Nichole Lukow May 24, 2003, in Cape Girardeau...
Stan Peeler (04/15/07)
Stan "The Window Tint Man" Peeler, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. He was born Oct. 2, 1956, at Vance AFB, Okla., the son of Charles William Peeler and Ilene Goodbrake Homier. He and Pamela Sue Kirkwood Peeler were married Nov. 6, 2006, in Cape Girardeau...
Willis Orrell (04/15/07)
Willis Marshall Orrell, 63, of Jackson died Friday, April 13, 2007, at his home. He was born in Jackson on March 17, 1944, to Otis M. Orrell and Edna Marie (Conley) Orrell. He married Sharon A. Cook on March 27, 1970. He graduated Jackson High School in 1962 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1967 and the U.S. Naval Reserves Seabees from 1980 to 1999...
Milton Haertling (04/15/07)
NEW WELLS, Mo. -- Milton E. Haertling of New Wells died Friday, April 13, 2007, surrounded by his family at the home of his son near New Wells. He was born Oct. 17, 1930, near New Wells, the son of Eldor and Alma Meyr Haertling. He and Marilyn Kasten were married Feb. 24, 1957. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2003...
Roth-DeGroot (04/15/07)
Sarah Elizabeth Roth and Travis Lee DeGroot were married Oct. 21, 2006, at Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City. The Rev. Robert Azinger performed the ceremony. Organist was Heraleen Bowers and soloist was Vicki Howell, both of Scott City. Parents of the couple are Frank and Annette Roth of Scott City, and Gary and Carolyn DeGroot of Gordonville...
Grojean-Yarnell (04/15/07)
Renee Tiffany Grojean and David Allen Yarnell exchanged wedding vows Oct. 14, 2006, at Deerfield Lodge. The Rev. Gary Brothers performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Neal Boyd of St. Louis. The bride is the daughter of Ron Grojean of Cape Girardeau and Faye Powell of Maumelle, Ark. The groom is the son of John and Kimmie Meinershagen of Versailles, Mo...
Landgraf-Essner (04/15/07)
Luke and Cheri Landgraf of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Olivia Landgraf, to Samuel Lance Essner. He is the son of Steven and Donna Essner of Cape Girardeau. Landgraf is a graduate of Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is a certified orthodontic assistant with Crowe and McGuire Orthodontics...
Hirsch-Knapp (04/15/07)
John and Jeanne Hirsch of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Hirsch, to Cory Knapp. He is the son of Tim and Pam Mahoney of McClure, Ill. Hirsch is a graduate of Sikeston High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at J.C. Penney...
Link-Penny (04/15/07)
Gwen and Elsworth Schieffer of Jackson and John Link of Silex, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Link, to Jeremy Kyle Penny. He is the son of Terry and Joyce Penny of Jackson. Link is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Cape Regional Credit Union...
Wiggins-Estes (04/15/07)
Angie and Tom Junk of Scott City and Charles Wiggins of Advance, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Wiggins, to Andrew Estes. He is the son of Sandy Estes of Scott City, and the late Kim Estes. Wiggins is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University this fall. She is a nurse extern II at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Manche-Niccum (04/15/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rodney and Pam Manche of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Julaine Elizabeth Manche, to Andrew Kristopher Niccum. He is the son of Jerry and Kris Niccum of Perryville. Manche is a 2002 graduate of Perryville High School, 2003 graduate of St. Louis College of Health Careers, and 2006 graduate of Mineral Area College. She is a massage therapist at The Fixx Salon and Spa and Toni's Medical Aesthetics...
Crader-Anderson (04/15/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James and Sylvia Crader of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Crader, to Robert Anderson II. He is the son of Bob and Sarah Anderson of Glenallen, Mo. Crader is a 2004 graduate of Woodland High School. She is employed at Cross Trails Medical Center Marble Hill Clinic...
Frey-Whalen (04/15/07)
Ann Frey of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Frey, to Bradley Whalen. He is the son of Gerry and Ann Whalen of Virden, Ill. Frey is also the daughter of the late Larry Frey. Frey is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in advertising from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed at National Distribution Services in Chesterfield, Mo...
Jansen-Hoesli (04/15/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Gerald and Leeann Jansen of Leopold announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Renee Jansen, to Dustin Lee Hoesli. He is the son of Ted and Maria Hoesli of Owensboro, Ky. Jansen is a 2003 graduate of Leopold High School. She expects to receive a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Murray State University in December...
Bowers-Fulenwider (04/15/07)
Mike and Debbie Bowers of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Marie Bowers, to Zachary Patterson Fulenwider. He is the son of Dixie Fulenwider of Jackson, and the late Dr. R.A. Fulenwider Jr. Bowers received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree in elementary counseling from the University of Columbia. She is a kindergarten teacher at Woodland School District...
Dale-Dozier (04/15/07)
Derrick and Leanna Dale of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Dale, to Thomas Anthony Dozier. He is the son of Billy and Sherry Dozier of Charleston, Mo. Dale is a graduate of Scott City High School. She is a certified nurse assistant at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Duncan-Mack (04/15/07)
SIKESTON, Mo.-- Pamela Little of Sikeston and David and Marcella Mack of Benton, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Duncan and Andrew Mack. Duncan is a 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at A.O. Community Services in Cape Girardeau...
Thompsons married 50 years (04/15/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Thompson of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party April 14, 2007, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Thompson and Carolyn McNeely were married April 12, 1957, at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church near Fruitland...
Honor roll (04/15/07)
St. Paul Lutheran School Scholastic Honor Roll 5th grade -- Alexis Engelhart, Joshua Friess, Jenna Greene, Amanda Krewson, Samuel Lowes 6th grade -- Lauren Barr, Danielle Daume, Lauren Hecht, Carly Lorenz, Ethan Mirly, Natalie Mueller, Jordan Myer, Logan Sprandel...
Out of the past 4/15/07 (04/15/07)
Calling it a "bum law," Division III Associate Circuit Judge William S. Rader yesterday criticized a new law that gives public defenders in the state authority to declare defendants "indigent" rather than judges, who had that responsibility before; Rader made that assessment while speaking as part of a panel discussion during Criminal Justice Day of the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
No taxation without representation (04/15/07)
By Matt Blunt Missourians voted in 2004 to protect traditional marriage from the judicial activism that imposed same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, judges across the U.S. continue to make decisions that no one thought possible. Recently, judges have imposed tax hikes, or huge new spending increases, on their own, with no voice for the people or their elected officials...
VA medical care (04/15/07)
In the years since U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, many have returned with injuries related to their tours of duty and have sought treatment at medical facilities run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who met recently with U.S. ...
Ethanol plants good for Missouri (04/15/07)
To the editor:Missouri currently is home to three farmer-owned ethanol plants in Macon, Craig and Malta Bend. A fourth plant is under construction in Laddonia and a fifth at St. Joseph. Legislation pending in the General Assembly would require that nearly all gasoline sold in the state contain 10 percent ethanol. ...
Bag limit affects city cleanliness (04/15/07)
To the editor:Now I understand why I'm seeing so much trash all over town. This week I placed three 30-gallon trash bags in my driveway thinking they would be picked up by the city. The two smaller bags were picked up. The largest bag was left with a tag attached informing me that only two bags would be picked up. ...
New Dawn School needs funding (04/15/07)
To the editor:Our 11-year-old grandson is blind. He attends New Dawn School in Sikeston, Mo. The school is a beautiful building. The teachers are wonderful with these children. How sad it is when they cannot get enough funding to buy equipment these children need and deserve. ...
CLAIM offers valuable information (04/15/07)
To the editor:Understanding Medicare options and changes can be a difficult task, but every day Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri provides information to help seniors make choices that fit their needs. CLAIM provides free, confidential and unbiased health-insurance information on many different health-care topics including Medicare, Medicare prescription drug and supplement plans, long-term care planning and suspected fraud or abuse...
Faith ought to speak to life (04/15/07)
To the editor:A recent Speak Out comment, "Church sign," deserves a few words of response. The writer, on the one hand, says, "You don't have to separate your religion from your politics," yet every other word in the missive indicates that's exactly what he/she thinks ought to be done. What is "political" to one person is "being relevant" to another. In fact, "Be Relevant" is the motto adopted by our youth group...
Crack cocaine: Silent urban killer (04/15/07)
To the editor:Recently I introduced House Bill 1189 to place restrictions on the purchase and accounting of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The bill's language is similar to that passed a few years ago placing restrictions on the purchase of all medicines containing pseudoephedrine to stymie methamphetamine production. Baking soda is a component in the production of crack cocaine...
Blunt acts on health screenings (04/15/07)
To the editor:It is wonderful to see a governor who respects life and who also respects the values of the taxpayers. I didn't even realize that my tax dollars were going to an abortion provider? -- Planned Parenthood -- for health screenings for low-income women. ...
Senior citizens are good neighbors (04/15/07)
To the editor:Basil Harrison should welcome a senior housing development across from his property. Most seniors keep their yards and surrounding area clean. What would it matter if some of them received help paying their rent? Getting help from the housing department doesn't make them less likely to keep their home clean. ...
Speak Out 4/15/07 (04/15/07)
Looking to the future; Farmers' prices; Below average; Helpful drivers; Injury compensation; Plenty of trash cans; Sheriff's actions; Who's the enemy?; Double standard; Sikeston's prisoners; Too many taxes; In debt to China; School changes; Much-needed changes; Taking control; Jackson chamber; Buried by committee
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