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Stories from Monday, May 21, 2007

City council examines parking (05/21/07)
Parking rules along two Cape Girardeau streets may change after tonight's meeting of the Cape Girardeau City Council. The agenda for the Council's regular Monday night meeting includes ordinances changing parking regulations along Clark Avenue near its intersection with Broadway and West End Boulevard near its intersection with Broadway. ...
Child hit in Cape received minor injuries (05/21/07)
A child who was struck by a car Sunday night near the intersection of Fountain Street and Pearl Street received what appeared to police at the scene to be only minor injuries. Police reports of the incident, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, say the child had a laceration on his head but the injuries appeared not to be serious, said Cape Girardeau Police Department Cpl. Jason Selzer. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital...
Thorny issues await new members at first meeting (05/21/07)
The first business meeting of new Jackson Board of Aldermen will require decisions on an issue that became a political football during the race for mayor and how new development will look along the East Main Street extension. The public will get to weigh in on four zoning issues, including the development rules for East Main Street and a new baseball park...
Nathan Cooper will travel to Mongolia (05/21/07)
State Rep. Nathan Cooper didn't take much time to rest following the end of the 2007 session of the Missouri legislature. By midday Saturday after the Friday adjournment, Cooper was waiting in the airport in St. Louis for the first flight of a trip that will land him in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, for two weeks as part of a Bellwether Forum program on democracy...
School bans student from field trips (05/21/07)
Scott City school officials have banned a state-award-winning high school student from attending a national Future Business Leaders of America conference this summer or going on any more FBLA field trips. Kevin Phelps, 15, admits to violating curfew at a state FBLA conference while staying at a hotel in Columbia, Mo., in April. He said he doesn't know how he ended up outside his hotel room after falling asleep inside his room...
Rural broadband access still spotty (05/21/07)
In Southeast Missouri and rural areas across the United States, many people have been left behind in the advance to high speed Internet access across the nation. Rural areas and communities without broadband find it hard to attract business and middle- to upper-class workers who telecommute. But the scope of the problem is difficult to measure with the current system in place to track where broadband access is and is not available...
Military digest (05/21/07)
St. Vincent senior offered admission at West Point Tim Guilliams, a senior at St. Vincent DePaul High School in Perryville, Mo., has been offered admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He will be attending the academy as a member of the class of 2011 and is one of about 18 Missouri graduates to earn the distinction. ...
Boys and Girls Club seeking donations (05/21/07)
Boys and Girls Club will gain matched contributions for donations made by today. The Boys and Girls Club, established in Cape Girardeau in 1999, has helped ensure that more than 400 of Cape Girardeau's youth have had positive role models and a place where they could go to look for guidance. The influence the Boys and Girls Club has on youth is aimed at helping them succeed in life...
Second annual school reunion celebrates 80th anniversary (05/21/07)
The Alumni Association of Deering High School and Delta High School will hold their second annual school reunion beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday with a tour of the Delta Public Schools in Deering, Mo. This is the 80th anniversary of the public school system in Deering...
MOPS chapter collects items for troops (05/21/07)
Members of the Jackson Chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers International recently donated more than 100 pounds of personal care items, playing cards, games, magazines, books and snacks for service men and women stationed in Iraq. "One of our members has a sister serving in a civilian capacity in Iraq. ...
Man arrested for assault, robbery in Jackson sports bar (05/21/07)
A Jackson man was arrested on suspicion of assault and robbery early Sunday morning after he reportedly manhandled a bartender at the Jackson Sports Bar and Grill. Jeremy B. Pearson, 27, was in jail at the Jackson Police Department Sunday morning awaiting the filing of formal charges by the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office...
Child injured after being hit by car (05/21/07)
Southeast Missourian A child was hit by a car Sunday night in the 900 block of North Fountain Street. The accident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Police at the scene released few details, confirming only that a small child was hit by a car. Police did not release the name or age of the victim or the name of the driver. Several onlookers at the scene said they didn't see the accident or didn't wish to talk to the media...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
401 Independence Street Today, 7 p.m. Study session at 5 p.m. Invocation: The Rev. Scott Moon, Grace United Methodist Church n Proclamation for Public Works Week Appearances n Appearance by Denise Wimp of First Call for Help n Report on status of new Fire Station No. 3...
Jackson trail system continues to expand (05/21/07)
A safe walk home from school, a stroll in the park or a place to ride a bicycle out of traffic are some of the advantages Jackson's growing recreation trail network is providing. The trail system will continue to grow this summer as construction gets underway on a trail running most of the length of Oak Street. Rodney Bollinger, director of public works, expects to hear soon on two grant applications for trails along East Lane and Hubble Creek...
Community digest 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
Genealogical Society meets at cemetery; Church holds hot dog giveaway as thank-you; Memorial service will be at Proffer Cemetery ; Benefit to help cover woman's hospital costs; Acup-Cook reunion in June at Cape County Park; Humane Society offers summer program
Ozark man dies in Hawaii honeymoon car wreck (05/21/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield-area man died while honeymooning in Hawaii when his car plunged 140 feet from a cliff-top highway into the ocean, his widow said. Kevin Patrick Curran, 42, and Jill Curran, 43, were honeymooning on the island of Maui after getting married May 5 in Eureka Springs, Ark...
Big Lake State Park to be closed through Memorial Day weekend (05/21/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Big Lake State Park will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend because of flood damage, state officials said, while cleanup work continues at the Katy Trail that runs across much of Missouri. Big Lake, northwest of St. Joseph along the Missouri River, was flooded when a levee broke earlier this month...
Corps of Engineers, Mo. property owners assess levee damage from floods (05/21/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As floodwaters recede along the Missouri River bottoms, some areas remain at risk because their levees are broken. "The flood is not over for me if there's still a hole in the levee," said Tom Waters of Orrick, chairman of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association. "More rain could bring more high water."...
Devlin to be arraigned in Washington County (05/21/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Michael Devlin, accused of kidnapping two teenage boys more than four years apart, was scheduled for arraignment on charges that he kidnapped, sexually abused and attempted to murder 15-year-old Shawn Hornbeck in 2002. Devlin's arraignment, set for today in Washington County, will mark the first time he has left the Franklin County Jail since he was arrested Jan. 12...
States balk at bills to make preteen girls receive cancer vaccine (05/21/07)
ATLANTA -- For a time, Georgia was poised become the latest state to require preteen girls to be vaccinated against a virus that causes cervical cancer. A powerful state Republican lawmaker proposed making the vaccine mandatory for girls entering sixth grade, and the governor included $4.3 million in his budget to make it available to some 13,000 girls whose family's insurance policies wouldn't cover it...
Legislature sees big increase in do-over attempts (05/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In backyard baseball, children can call a do-over when they swing and miss, claiming they weren't ready or paying attention. This year, Missouri legislators tried to pitch their own version of a do-over. In an odd ending to a long session, lawmakers spent part of their final frenzied week trying to figure out how to undo bills they had passed the week before...
Fats Domino makes post-Katrina debut (05/21/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- Friends and fans of Fats Domino were emotional as the 79-year-old rock legend took the stage before a sold-out crowd of hundreds in a New Orleans nightclub Saturday, marking Domino's first public performance since before Hurricane Katrina...
Amid declining manufacturing employment, some jobs go unfilled (05/21/07)
CLEVELAND -- Michael Starr was laid off in mid-career from his factory job and found himself back in the classroom to upgrade his skills -- for a new high-tech manufacturing environment struggling to find workers. Working in industry today "is not like the old days: get a hammer and fix it," the 45-year-old said...
Slipping for science: Some labs invite volunteers to lose their footing (05/21/07)
PITTSBURGH -- Richard Grove, 73 years old and a robust 6 feet tall, set out with confident strides across a laboratory floor the other day. His first five steps went great. Then his left foot hit a slippery patch and skidded. His arms windmilled over his head as if he were throwing a baseball with each hand. His right foot shot forward to come even with his left. But he quickly regained his balance and kept on walking...
Veterans more likely imprisoned for sex crimes (05/21/07)
WASHINGTON -- Military veterans are more than twice as likely to be in prison for sex crimes than are people without military experience, the government reports. Federal researchers cannot say why. A study released Sunday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics compared the populations of inmates who served in the military and those who did not. ...
Brood XIII: Midwest readies for emergence of 17-year cicadas (05/21/07)
CHICAGO -- Coming soon: Brood XIII. It sounds like a bad horror movie. But it's actually the name of the billions of cicadas expected to emerge this month in parts of the Midwest after spending 17 years underground. The red-eyed, shrimp-sized, flying insects don't bite or sting. But they are known for mating calls that produce a din that can overpower ringing telephones, lawn mowers and power tools...
2 dead, 32 hurt in bus crash on I- 80 in central Pa. (05/21/07)
CLEARFIELD, Pa. -- A bus veered off a highway and crashed in central Pennsylvania early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 32 others, authorities said. The bus was eastbound on Interstate 80 with 36 people on board when it crashed six miles west of Clearfield around 3:30 a.m., state police said...
Officer killed in Idaho shootings; 2 others found dead in church (05/21/07)
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A sniper sprayed dozens of bullets on a courthouse, killing a police officer and wounding a sheriff's deputy and a civilian, then apparently killed a caretaker and himself Sunday in a nearby church, police said. Investigators believe the shooter deliberately fired into an emergency dispatch center inside the Latah County Courthouse late Saturday to lure people into the line of fire. ...
'Freedom Rock' draws Memorial Day visitors (05/21/07)
MENLO, Iowa -- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen wanted to quit years ago, but there he was turning up again and again at a 56-ton boulder to paint murals of the sacrifices of America's servicemen and women. For nine years, he has painted on the boulder, dubbed "Freedom Rock." It has made him a celebrity in this swath of central Iowa farm country and has become a Memorial Day tradition that draws thousands of people...
World briefs 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
Suicide bomb kills 14 in eastern Afghanistan GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber apparently targeting a U.S. convoy killed 14 people and wounded 31 in a crowded eastern Afghan market Sunday, witnesses and officials said. The powerful explosion in the city of Gardez damaged around 30 shops, shattering windows and destroying the closest stores. ...
39 killed in clash between Lebanese army, militants (05/21/07)
TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Lebanese army tanks pounded a shadowy group suspected of ties to al-Qaida on Sunday, targeting its hideouts inside a Palestinian refugee camp after hours of clashes killed at least 22 soldiers and 17 militants. The violence between the army and the Fatah Islam group erupted both in the northern port city of Tripoli and the adjacent Nahr el-Bared refugee camp. ...
U.S. military reports 7 soldiers killed (05/21/07)
BAGHDAD -- Bombings killed seven U.S. soldiers in Baghdad and a southern city, the U.S. military said Sunday, and the country's Sunni vice president spoke out against a proposed oil law, clouding the future of a key benchmark for assuring continued U.S. support for the government...
Vast Nazi archives reveal panorama of misery in post-WWII Europe (05/21/07)
BAD AROLSEN, Germany -- Looking back at the first weeks after World War II, a French lieutenant named Henri Francois-Poncet despaired at ever fulfilling his mission to establish the fate of French inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. For the living skeletons who survived the Nazi terror, the Displaced Persons camp set up two miles away offered little relief from misery...
Frustration mounts in search for 3 missing American soldiers (05/21/07)
MAHMOUDIYA, Iraq -- Sweat-drenched U.S. and Iraqi soldiers sprawled on the muddy farmhouse floor, taking a break from the grueling search for three kidnapped comrades. A report of a soldier shot by a sniper came over the radio. The platoon commander ordered his men to their feet and they dashed off to help. The sniper victim's unit had no medic, but the one taking a rest did...
Redhawks' Shah contributes with arm, bat (05/21/07)
If you took only Asif Shah's offensive statistics, he would be having an impressive season. The same holds true if you just considered his pitching stats. But throw all those numbers together and the Southeast Missouri State senior is putting together a campaign that no doubt has him on the short lift for Ohio Valley Conference player of the year candidates...
Poplar Bluff golfer among four qualifiers for tourney (05/21/07)
Neither Sam Carlson nor Eric Straub thought he played particularly well. But they were good enough Sunday to best the field at Dalhousie Golf Club and earn berths in the American Junior Golf Association tournament that Dalhousie will host next month...
Tigers turn big rematch into total mismatch (05/21/07)
DETROIT -- The World Series rematch was a mismatch. Detroit's Justin Verlander stayed unbeaten in May and Brandon Inge homered to help the Tigers win 6-2 on Sunday, completing a sweep of the defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals. "You wish we would've swung the bats like this in the World Series," said Detroit's Sean Casey, who was one of the Tigers' few offensive standouts during the 4-1 series loss last fall. "You wish it was for all the marbles...
Pistons will try to keep Cavs out of NBA finals (05/21/07)
DETROIT -- When threatened, the Detroit Pistons are at their best. Too much cockiness usually doesn't work for the Pistons because it lulls them into a false sense of security, leading to 1-on-1 moves and lackluster effort on defense and the glass...
Moreno, Hearn, Giebler complete Indy 500 field (05/21/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- As the minutes ticked away Sunday, the final day of qualifications for next week's Indianapolis 500, Roberto Moreno and his team took stock of their situation. With less than an hour to go until the 33-car field was set for this Sunday's race, the 48-year-old Brazilian, hoping to drive in his third 500 in 21 years, was "on the bubble," the slowest qualifier in the lineup at 216.229 mph...
Masters champ Johnson wins again in Georgia (05/21/07)
Zach Johnson is two-thirds of the way to the Georgia Slam. OK, no such achievement exists, but anything seems possible for the Masters champion in the Peach State. "Yeah, I'm not sure what it is," he said. "You know, for whatever reason, I've had success here."...
Moving on up (05/21/07)
Montgomery Bank, headquartered in Sikeston, Mo., plans to build a $100 million 25- to 30-story tower with office, retail and possible hotel or residential space in Clayton, Mo. Construction could start in a 18 months, according to a recent news release from the family-owned bank...
A year after Gore, DiCaprio pitches another film about climate change (05/21/07)
CANNES, France -- About a decade ago, when Leonardo DiCaprio was on the cusp of megastardom and Al Gore was the U.S. vice president, the two talked together about global warming. Now an all-out environmental activist, DiCaprio has followed Gore's lead by bringing a climate change documentary to the Cannes Film Festival. DiCaprio co-produced and co-wrote "The 11th Hour," which explains how humans have changed the climate and how to fix the damage...
Doing business in heaven (05/21/07)
John Cai remains humble, even though he and his wife, Ling, came to the United States without knowing a lick of English and still managed to build a reputable restaurant. Cai brought his family here and, after managing the China Palace on Broadway in Cape Girardeau for almost 12 years, is ready to pass down the business to the next generation...
Woodmen estate seminar set for today (05/21/07)
Modern Woodmen of America is holding an estate planning seminar at 6:30 p.m. today at Ryan's Family Steak House, 130 Vintage Drive, Cape Girardeau. The public is invited. For more information, call Ron Ledbetter at (573) 283-5925...
People on the move 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
Stylist at Concepts earns certification; Jerry Terrell joins RV America sales staff; Company honors three for safe driving records; Ledbetter earns Woodmen's recognition
Helen Wilson (05/21/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Helen Ruth Wilson, 91, of O' Fallon, Mo., formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Delmar West Nursing Home in Chesterfield, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete with Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Walter Pang (05/21/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Walter Pang, 84, of Tamms died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
George Harmon (05/21/07)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- George "Joe" Harmon, 87, of Collinsville, Ill., formerly of Dongola, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Elmwood Care Center in Maryville, Ill., Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
Jennie Raney (05/21/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jennie Marie Raney, 88, of Anna died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at City Care Center in Anna. She was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of Mack and Lily Warren Eads. She and George Prentice Raney were married Oct. 5, 1935, at Malden, Mo. He died Nov. 29, 1998...
Glenda Starzinger (05/21/07)
Glenda Sue Starzinger, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1940, at Neely's Landing, Mo., daughter of Ralph Monroe Singleton and Mary Dale Allen. She was married to Allen Starzinger...
Hazel M. Seabaugh (05/21/07)
Hazel M. Seabaugh, 89, of Jackson passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She resided at the Monticello House in Jackson the past two years. She was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of the late Adolph and Ida Seabaugh Statler. She and Delmar H. Seabaugh were married Feb. 23, 1935, in Jackson. He passed away Jan. 10, 1996...
Cape/Jackson police report 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Jackson: Arrest; Summons; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Cape/Jackson fire report 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: n At 7 p.m., emergency medical service at 611 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 5:07 a.m., a smoke investigation at Hanover Street and Merriwether Street...
Vandiver Hall (05/21/07)
Southeast Missouri State University's newest residence hall finally has a real name. The Henderson Avenue building has unofficially gone by the name New Hall during the five years since its construction. The students now live at Vandiver Hall. The name is an instant history lesson...
Speak Out 5/21/07 (05/21/07)
Poetry to advertising; Prom reminder; Best health care; Responsible citizens; Chaffee's secrecy; Hiring bias; A fine teacher; Caught on video; Buying junk food; Bright billboards; Worked for grades; Reporting the ratings; Help the child; Comparing costs; Seeking fame; All diseases are important
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