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Stories from Sunday, April 22, 2007

Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau plans to move (04/22/07)
The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau plans to relocate its operations to the Central Junior High School campus if the school board agrees. Club director NaTika Rowles said the move would make its after-school and summer programs more accessible to students than at its current location at 232 Broadway...
Honor Tour to take WWII vets to see D.C. memorial (04/22/07)
For years they waited. The generation who fought fascism and came home to build the United States into an economic powerhouse had no national memorial. World War II veterans waited and watched as other conflicts were recognized. So when finally, in 2004, World War II veterans were honored with a memorial east of the Washington Monument, veterans from all over the country flocked there...
County seeks deal to protect tax base (04/22/07)
A compromise in the works could protect Cape Girardeau County's sales tax base while providing a sales tax break for manufacturers. Sen. Jason Crowell, Cape Girardeau Area Magnet director Mitch Robinson and Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones have been discussing how to promote economic growth and provide the needed revenue to operate the county. ...
Cleaner by half (04/22/07)
Waste reported by Cape Girardeau corporations dropped by nearly half from 2004 to 2005, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency reported its annual inventory of toxic chemical releases by heavy industry last month. Area industries reported producing 3.39 million pounds of total waste in 2005, the most recent year data is available. That is down from 6.34 million pounds in 2004. Local waste figures have steadily declined since 1997, when they totaled almost 42 million pounds...
Volunteer crews clean up creek in addition to parks (04/22/07)
Tires. Bricks. A bathtub. The top of a desk. A car bumper. And one dead pig. Volunteers retrieved cleaned out those items and other debris in Cape La Croix Creek in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, as part of Parks and Recreation's 22nd annual Friends of the Park Day. ...
Three people honored for work in preservation (04/22/07)
The Southeast Missouri State University Historic Preservation Association held its spring banquet Saturday, handing out awards to Dan Schoeneberg and Dr. Robert and Kaye Hamblin for their historic preservation efforts. The Hamblins were awarded the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award by Sigma Pi Kappa, the international honor society for historic preservation. ...
By the numbers (04/22/07)
Figures, in pounds, of total chemical waste produced and waste released into the environment. BioKyowa Inc. 2005 Total waste: 422,453 Total release: 204,042 2000 Total waste: 2.066 million Total release: 394,101 Buzzi Unicem 2005 Total waste: 2.81 million...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (04/22/07)
9 a.m. Monday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n Special Road District financial practices booklet. n Court Order No. 1104 -- Outlawed personal taxes for 2003. n Juvenile Car Logs. n Ordinance 07-24 from the city of Jackson...
Going Public to focus on global climate change (04/22/07)
Global climate change will be a topic today on the "Going Public" radio show. Kathy Conway, co-facilitator of the Southeast Missouri Climate Protection Initiative, will explain how individuals can combat climate change. Southeast Missouri State University dance professor Marc Strauss will discuss some of the performances scheduled for the new River Campus...
Comic convention draws hundreds of hobbyists (04/22/07)
When Denny O'Neil, Gary Friedrich and Roy Thomas got their starts in the comic book business decades ago, the industry was not what it is today. Comics were not viewed as art, or even commercially viable. Now adaptations of comic books for the big screen make big money for Hollywood, and some graphic novels are held almost in as high esteem as some of their literary counterparts...
Five honored for work in community (04/22/07)
The Girl Scouts of Otahki Council annual Women's Impact Awards breakfast was Saturday at Southeast Missouri State University's Dempster Hall. Five local women -- Charlotte Craig, Julia Jorgensen, Dolly Jewel, Cheryl Mothes and Marybeth Williams -- were honored for their effect on the community through professional and volunteer efforts. As women in leadership roles, they were selected for the difference they make as role models for all women and girls...
Former nursing home exec gets four months for Medicare fraud (04/22/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A former St. Louis nursing home executive will spend two months in prison and two months in a halfway house for his part in a Medicaid and Medicare fraud scheme. Charles B. Kaiser III, former president of American Healthcare Management, pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of making false statements. He was sentenced Friday and ordered to pay $15,000 in fines...
Global climate change will be focus of 'Going Public' (04/22/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man who was fleeing from casino security drowned early Saturday after he leapt over a railing and into the water that surrounds the Isle of Capri, authorities said. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the man, identified as Anthony D. Swopes, 21, of Kansas City, fled after a check of his identification revealed an outstanding bench warrant...
Sounding the alarm over animal drug's risk, regulator jeopardized her career (04/22/07)
BETHESDA, Md. -- The first hints of trouble came with vague warnings from the outer reaches of the bureaucracy. But it was something else -- a clumsy bid to call her off the scent of the dangerous veterinary drug she was tracking -- that really galled her. Maybe that was her last possible moment to keep soundless and safe...
Police: NASA shooting suspect feared being fired (04/22/07)
HOUSTON -- The shooter in an apparent murder-suicide at the Johnson Space Center had received a poor job review and feared being fired, police said Saturday. William Phillips, 60, smuggled a snub-nosed revolver into the space center Friday, shot David Beverly, 62, and barricaded himself with a hostage before shooting himself in a building that houses communications and tracking systems for the space shuttle, officials said...
Nebraska thief snatches piggy bank with $600 (04/22/07)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- This little piggy had $600. Its rightful owner now has none. A pink ceramic piggy bank filled with quarters, dollar coins and some bills was stolen from the counter of the Smokehouse Deli, the owner reported Friday. The 8-inch tall pig weighed about 30 pounds and was filled about halfway with personal change, owner Beth Borgmann said Saturday...
Blue Angel crashes during S.C. air show (04/22/07)
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A Navy Blue Angel jet crashed during an air show Saturday, plunging into a neighborhood of small homes and trailers and killing the pilot, the county coroner said. Witnesses said the planes were flying in formation during the show at the Marine Corps Air Station and one dropped below the trees and crashed, sending up clouds of smoke. At least one home was on fire...
Va. Tech shooting investigators probe eBay, e-mail accounts (04/22/07)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- An eBay account that investigators believe may have belonged to the Virginia Tech killer was used to buy ammunition for the type of gun used in the rampage, according to information on the auction site. The eBay account holder with the handle Blazers5505 also sold several books with violent themes and tickets to Virginia Tech football games and lists Blacksburg as the account's address...
On Earth Day, how space travelers describe their home planet (04/22/07)
The rarest view in humanity -- Earth from afar -- moves many of the lucky few observers to tears and gives them a new appreciation of that blue marble we all call home. When astronauts return from space, what they talk about isn't the brute force of the rocket launch or the exhilaration of zero gravity. It's the view...
South Korea to give 400,000 tons of rice to North despite nuclear impasse (04/22/07)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea said today it would give 400,000 tons of rice to impoverished North Korea despite the communist government's failure to meet a deadline to shut down its nuclear reactor. South Korea will ship the first batch of rice aid in late May under an agreement reached in marathon negotiations overnight in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang...
Rescuers search for missing Australian yacht crew (04/22/07)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Rescuers in helicopters and boats scanned the seas Saturday for the missing crew of a catamaran found deserted off the Great Barrier Reef -- with the sails up, engine running and food on the table. The three-member crew was last seen April 15 leaving the northeastern town of Airlie Beach. ...
American billionaire returns from $25 million space trip (04/22/07)
KOROLYOV, Russia -- An American billionaire who won a junior cosmonaut contest as a child returned Saturday from a dream voyage to the international space station, riding a Russian capsule to a soft landing on the Kazakh steppe Charles Simonyi, a 58-year-old native of Hungary who helped design Microsoft Word and Excel, smiled and chatted with rescuers who helped him gingerly out of the Soyuz capsule and appeared energized by his $25 million, two-week trip...
52 killed in Somali capital (04/22/07)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Islamic insurgents and Ethiopian soldiers turned the streets of the Somali capital into a battleground for a fourth straight day, firing rockets and mortar rounds at each other Saturday in what a human rights official said was the worst violence in years...
Fourth Fallujah city council chairman assassinated (04/22/07)
BAGHDAD -- The Fallujah city council chairman, a critic of al-Qaida who took the job after his three predecessors were assassinated, was killed Saturday, the latest blow in a violent internal Sunni struggle for control of an insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad...
Jackson rounds into form (04/22/07)
Jackson junior Heather Hileman won four events -- three individual events and one relay -- to highlight another dominating day for Jackson's girls track and field team Saturday in the Cape Relays at the Abe Stuber Track Complex. The meet did not include team scores, and only five events -- the 100, both hurdles, the 1,600 and 3,200 -- counted as individual events...
Redhawks earn split at Tennessee-Martin (04/22/07)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State split a softball doubleheader at Tennessee-Martin on Saturday as the Redhawks remained ninth in the 10-team Ohio Valley Conference. The Redhawks won the opener 3-1 and lost the nightcap 4-2. The squads will complete their three-game series at 1 p.m. today...
Oran dumps Scott City in showdown (04/22/07)
Oran's bats dominated the day at the Oran Softball Tournament championship Saturday, scoring 15 runs on 15 hits in a 15-5 rout of Scott City. Cassie Graviett led the assault with three hits. Callie Kielhofner picked up the win for the Eagles (9-1)...
Redhawks relinquish first place in OVC (04/22/07)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State fell out of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference on Saturday as the Redhawks are assured of their first OVC series loss of the season. Today the Redhawks will attempt to salvage one victory in their three-game set with host Austin Peay...
Offensive squad knocks off defense to erase memory of last spring's thumping (04/22/07)
Southeast Missouri State's offense was efficient if not explosive. That was enough to lead the unit to victory Saturday afternoon in Southeast's spring intrasquad game. The offense beat the defense 22-18 in front of about 250 fans at Houck Stadium as the Redhawks concluded spring drills...
Ishee turns to familiar face to fill assistant spot (04/22/07)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee is excited about the first assistant that will join his staff. Isee, looking to fill all three of his assistant positions, has taken care of one spot with the hiring of Angela Lewis-Moore...
Edgar surprised to land on list of up-and-coming coaches (04/22/07)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Scott Edgar laughingly told me he was as surprised as anybody that "Basketball Times" magazine recently named him one of the top 40 up-and-coming college hoops coaches in the nation. Not that people don't respect Edgar's coaching ability, but he's 51 -- and he figured that would be considered too old to make such a list...
Fan Speak 4/22/07 (04/22/07)
Reprehensible handling; Thanks for the Hall; Sidelined; Fitting honor; Bad PR; Contact the regents
Solar-powered home (04/22/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Jim Maginel likes to think his solar-powered home is a glimpse into the future. The surroundings at Maginel's rural Olive Branch home are peaceful. The house sits at the edge of a lake, and hundreds of large trees cover the ground...
Bessie Hodge (04/22/07)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Bessie Hodge, 89, of Morley, formerly of Pollard, Ark., died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Pollard, daughter of Luther Edgar and Tinna Elizabeth Pollard Evans. She and Jessie Leeman Hodge were married July 3, 1933...
Donald J. Reiss (04/22/07)
SERENO, Mo. -- Donald J. Reiss, 66, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Sereno, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Camelot Nursing and Rehab Center in Farmington. He was born Aug. 28, 1940, son of Martin Cornelius and Virgie Mary Gibbar Reiss. Reiss was a retired aircraft mechanical engineer. ...
Virginia Dalton (04/22/07)
Virginia Fay "Tina" Dalton, 73, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Warm Springs, Ark., daughter of Ralph Elmer and Edith Dora Marlett Dalton. She and O.W. Bryant were married in 1957 in Mississippi...
Manford Talley (04/22/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Manford L. Talley, 86, of Gipsy, Mo., died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing Center. He was born Dec. 9, 1920, at Zalma, son of Ben and Stella Deckard Talley. He and Mary Buehler were married July 11, 1944, at Corning, Ariz. She survives of the home...
Doris Dohogne (04/22/07)
Doris Mildred Crosier Dohogne, 75, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of Ira E. and Myrtle Roberts Crosier. She and Anthony Dohogne were married Sept. 12, 1959, in Cape Girardeau...
Schwab-Sellers (04/22/07)
Angie Lea Schwab and Jeffrey Louis Sellers were married Oct. 14, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Carter Frey performed the ceremony. Pianist was Laraine Adams and soloist was Robyn Hosp, both of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Roger and Pat Schwab of Jackson, and Steve and Pam Sellers of Kewanee, Ill...
Jones-Gallamore (04/22/07)
Amy Mayabb of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Pamela Sue Jones, to Justin L. Gallamore, both of Gordonville. He is the son of Ken and Linda Gallamore of Dexter, Mo. Jones is a 1999 graduate of Scott City High School. She is employed in the Vision Center at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jackson...
Blanton-Bollwerk (04/22/07)
Kathy Thompson of Sullivan, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Heather Ann Blanton, to Bradley Joseph Bollwerk. He is the son of Richard and Angela Bollwerk of Cape Girardeau. Blanton is a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University...
Willis-Lange (04/22/07)
Marlee Willis of Marble Hill, Mo., Steve Lange of Perryville, Mo., and Pam Lange of Jackson announce the engagement of their children, Melanie Willis and Joshua Lange of Cape Girardeau. Willis is also the daughter of the late Elzie Willis. Willis is a 2000 graduate of Woodland High School. She is a pharmacy technician at John's Pharmacy in Cape Girardeau...
Spooler-Riley (04/22/07)
Don and Helen Spooler of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Spooler, to Landon Lee Riley. He is the son of Maurice and Linda Jantze of Milford, Neb., and the late Bill Riley. Spooler is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in middle level education at Concordia University in Seward, Neb...
Siebert-Senciboy (04/22/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John and Geralyn Siebert of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth Siebert, to Garrett Michael Senciboy. He is the son of Mike and Linda Senciboy of Chaffee. Siebert is a graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003, and a master's degree from William Woods College in 2006. She is a second grade teacher with Chaffee School District...
Jansen-Booth (04/22/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Norman and JoEllen Jansen of Leopold announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Mary Jansen, to Kyle Edward Booth. He is the son of Barry and Marilyn Booth of Marble Hill, Mo. Jansen is a 2001 graduate of Leopold High School, and a 2005 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a first grade teacher with Leopold School District...
Wilkens-Hornback (04/22/07)
Jerry Grim and Nancy Grim of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Michelle Wilkens, to Mark Josef Hornback. He is the son of Joe Hornback of Jackson and Kimberly Hornback of Cape Girardeau. Wilkens is a 1992 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is employed at Midwest OB/GYN...
Trout-Marvel (04/22/07)
Marianne Bechtold of Holly, Miss., and Steven Trout of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie Trout, to William Joseph Marvel, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Shari McConnel of Cape Girardeau and Joseph Marvel of Bloomfield, Mo...
Hessenkemper-Bertrand (04/22/07)
Richard and Gail Hessenkemper of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lauren Hessenkemper, to Trae Bertrand. He is the son of Chuck and Evelyn Bertrand of Cape Girardeau. Hessenkemper is a 1999 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a health promotion specialist at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Fire report 4/22/07 (04/22/07)
n At 10:09 a.m., alarm sounding in the 100 block of Siemers Drive. n At 11:19 a.m., emergency medical service at County Park. n At 12:09 p.m., emergency medical service at 121 S. Sprigg St. n At 12:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Oakridge Court...
Police report 4/22/07 (04/22/07)
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Out of the past 4/22/07 (04/22/07)
A Bloomsdale, Mo., man who earlier said he wouldn't seek nomination as the 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate has changed his mind; Frank X. Hastings files as a Democrat in the newly formed 8th Congressional District. Work on the B.F. Johnson Hall addition and the addition to Magill Hall of Science on the Southeast Missouri State University campus is expected to continue toward targeted completion dates despite informational picketing being conducted over the electrical contracts involved in those projects.. ...
Warner: Message of personal inspiration (04/22/07)
There are many times in life when there are no adequate answers for why certain events happen, if anything could have been done differently to prevent them or what to do now after the event. On Saturday, Heartland Promise Keepers is bringing an event of inspirational music and a message by football star Kurt Warner, which is a timely opportunity...
City sharing (04/22/07)
Several years ago, the mayors of Cape Girardeau and Jackson -- Al Spradling and Paul Sander at the time -- agreed that having elected officials and staff members from both cities meet about common goals and concerns would benefit both communities. Over the years, the Cape Girardeau City Council and Jackson Board of Aldermen have had formal meetings, and officials from both cities have had many other opportunities to share and plan together. ...
Many artists are being ignored (04/22/07)
To the editor:I would like to thank Matt Sanders and the Southeast Missourian for the outstanding April 6 article on Herb Wickham. However, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri works hard to get outstanding regional and national artists to show in our galleries, and the Southeast Missourian and Sanders continually ignore these artists...
Council should have done what's fair (04/22/07)
To the editor:In response to the story "Cape rejects housing plan for recovering mental patients": I find the attitude of the city council disturbing. More disturbing than the idea of recovering mental-health consumers living next door is the fact that the council said no, but then gave a standing ovation to the patients. ...
News should focus on heroic action (04/22/07)
To the editor:Regarding the tragedy at Virginia Tech: The news programs seem to be focused on how the university mishandled the crisis. This type of reporting always drives me nuts, or at least to the medicine cabinet for an antacid. The culprit here is the shooter. No public institution can protect the public from a lunatic...
Sharpton, Jackson: Sheep's clothing (04/22/07)
To the editor:The recent letter from K.P.S. Kamath was right on target. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson hide behind a religious cloak to promote their own racist and self-serving agenda. Jackson has made himself and members of his family multimillionaires by being a shake-down artist. He has never performed an honest day's work in his life. We all remember Jackson's famous "hymie town" remarks...
Jim Trickey was man of compassion (04/22/07)
"Tuesdays With Jimmy." The same as with Morrie, just someone in our neighborhood. Jim Trickey, who lost his life to ALS on April 14, was such a great asset to his community by being a wonderful, honest and caring person to everyone. He loved his family and friends deeply, and there was nothing phony about him. ...
Small airports are economic engines (04/22/07)
To the editor:The AP story about funding for local airports ("Airline ticket taxes fund corporate jets and execs") appeared devoid of any understanding of business aviation, air traffic-system funding or the needs of communities and towns nationwide...
Equality for private Medicare plan (04/22/07)
To the editor:We attended a seminar given by Humana Insurance Co. in Cape Girardeau. The policies described were those wherein Humana would receive an enrollee's Medicare monthly payment of $93.50. This payment, along with an enrollee's monthly premium of $20 would be paid to Humana, which -- under limitations set by the policy -- would medically insure the payee. Humana would manage the enrollee's Medicare coverage...
Jackson rules would benefit Cape (04/22/07)
To the editor:I would like to thank Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission members and Janet Sanders for work pertaining to the I-55/East Main Street area, but I believe someone has missed the point in suggesting we make rules for development similar to those of Chesterfield, Mo...
Speak Out 4/22/07 (04/22/07)
Academic winners; Great production; Slow response; Under the king; Religious government; One man's decision; Historical indicator; Students affected; Gaudy sign; Excess energy; Jackson zoning; Ethanol smell
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