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Stories from Saturday, March 22, 2008

Late Cape mayor served at pivotal time (03/22/08)
The late Ivan Irvin served as Cape Girardeau's mayor for less than two years. But his term coincided with a pivotal point in national history, according to Southeast Missourian archives. Irvin died Wednesday at his Cape Girardeau home after a long illness. His funeral is at 10 a.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home...
Flood information offered by health department (03/22/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Health Department is offering information on how to clean up after the flood, as well as safety tips for dealing with the flood aftermath. The health department has literature on how to clean up after sewer overflows, other flood cleanup information, emergency disinfection and disaster preparedness. For more information, call the health department at 335-7846 or go to www.cgcohealthdept.com...
Some willing to consider buyout in Dutchtown (03/22/08)
For more than a dozen years, the residents of Dutchtown have been working to obtain grants, tax themselves and enlist landowners to contribute ground to build up the Diversion Channel levee just south of their village of 99 people. But the goal seems to move away faster than they can gather their share of the cost. ...
Area highways reopen as floodwaters drain (03/22/08)
Submerged highways finally started reopening Friday as flash flood water drained downstream, but residents in many places were keeping an eye on the rising Mississippi River. The prediction for the Sunday crest of 44.5 feet at Cape Girardeau remained firm, prompting warnings from city officials to residents in low-lying areas of the Red Star neighborhood to secure their belongings and be prepared to leave their homes if necessary. At 8 p.m. Friday, the gauge reading was 40.32 feet...
Denominational divides bridged at area cross walk (03/22/08)
Too often in today's Christian churches, the Rev. Bob Towner believes, denominational unity at times is lacking. But for two hours Friday in downtown Cape Girardeau, about 90 people from throughout the area crossed that denominational divide by participating in the Way of the Cross Walk. Episcopalians, Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists and Presbyterians were among those who gathered to commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion...
Residents survey flood damage in Allenville (03/22/08)
The only route to Allenville was guarded by sheriff's deputies Friday. Water still surrounded the impoverished town of 110, but had receded enough to allow residents to return home to survey the damage. Some were joyfully reunited with relatives who refused to evacuate. Others shook their heads as they learned their houses had flooded, which buckled floors and destroyed carpet. Still others returned to find their dogs or livestock dead...
Missouri Ethics Commission: House leaders can keep over-limit donations (03/22/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Ethics Commission is allowing nine lawmakers and two mayoral candidates to keep some campaign donations that exceed state limits but were collected while there was no cap on fundraising. The state Supreme Court last summer tossed out a law that repealed the fundraising caps and indicated that it should apply to donations received after the law was passed but before the court ruled it unconstitutional...
Pace slow for first half of Mo. legislative session (03/22/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With many of the state's lawmakers facing elections this year and many of the chamber leaders term-limited, lawmakers moved at a casual pace during the first half of a legislative session that resumes Tuesday after a spring break...
Girl whose injury at Minnesota swimming pool led to legislation dies (03/22/08)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 6-year-old girl whose intestines were partially sucked out by a swimming pool drain, leading to tougher safety legislation, has died, her family's attorney said Friday. Abigail Taylor's parents were with her when she died Thursday at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where she had surgery in December to receive a new small bowel, liver and pancreas several months after she was injured...
Southern Calif. community nervous after woman is slain during 911 call (03/22/08)
WEST COVINA, Calif. -- Residents of an upscale community were on edge Friday as detectives sought whoever shot a neighbor to death in her gated, high-security mansion as she called 911. Hsiao Hsu, 45, was shot as many as five times just before noon Wednesday, investigators told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The woman died at the scene, a nearly 6,000-square-foot home with a tennis court, swimming pool and four-car garage in hills just outside the suburban city of West Covina...
Candidates' passport files pried into by workers in State Department (03/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- At least four State Department workers pried into the supposedly secure passport files of presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, abashed officials admitted Friday in a revelation that had Condoleezza Rice promising a full investigation and telephoning the candidates to apologize personally...
Scientists find giant marine life, potential new species in Antarctic sea survey (03/22/08)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Scientists who conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of New Zealand's Antarctic waters were surprised by the size of some specimens found, including jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish. A 2,000-mile journey through the Ross Sea that ended Thursday has also potentially turned up several new species, including as many as eight new mollusks...
China issues list of most wanted rioters (03/22/08)
BEIJING -- China issued a "Most Wanted" list of 21 rioters Friday -- shown in grainy photos waving knives and fighting during last week's violence over Chinese rule in Tibet. Thousands of troops continued to push into western China to contain unrest...
Central baseball loses pair of games in Midwest Classic (03/22/08)
The Cape Central baseball team was knocked into the consolation bracket after consecutive losses to Francis Howell North and Fort Zumwalt South at the 12th Annual Midwest Classic in St. Louis on Friday. The Tigers fell to Francis Howell North 13-3 in the first game. Garrett Stevens took the loss for Central (1-2). Stevens was the only Tigers player with an extra-base hit...
Sweet lead turns into bitter loss in WNIT (03/22/08)
This was beginning to taste sweet, sweet, sweet. Twenty minutes to go. Seventeen-point lead against a team that couldn't throw it in the ocean, yet insisted that trying from the beach would have been too easy. Who needs the NCAA tournament when you have the Women's NIT?...
Southeast opens OVC play with split of doubleheader (03/22/08)
Considering how well the opener went, Southeast Missouri State wasn't very happy to settle for a split. But that's the situation the Redhawks found themselves in following Friday's doubleheader against visiting Tennessee Tech that kicked off the Ohio Valley Conference schedule for both baseball teams...
Redhawks split doubleheader with Tech (03/22/08)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team picked up its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season during Friday's doubleheader split at defending OVC champion Tennessee Tech. Southeast won the opener 4-0, but dropped the nightcap 5-1. The Redhawks are 11-15 overall and 1-4 in conference play. The Eagles are 16-16-1 and 2-2...
Hogan will use Renfrow in closer role (03/22/08)
Because of late-inning pitching problems, Southeast Missouri State ace Dustin Renfrow's role has changed. Renfrow, a senior right-hander, was the Redhawks' No. 1 starter for Ohio Valley Conference games last season after transferring from Jefferson Community College in Hillsboro, Mo...
He is Risen (03/22/08)
By Jean Bell Mosley The first day of the week dawned tender with spring. The morning star, low over Olivet, spoke of a cloudless sky. Soft breezes lifted Salome's veil as she walked hurriedly through the shadowy streets of Jerusalem toward the Gennath Gate. She moved quietly, the swish of her skirts muting the sound of her footsteps. In a loop of her sleeve she carried the packages of embalming spices and a fresh length of linen...
Steps of devotion (03/22/08)
A Holy Week practice that goes back to medieval Christian tradition is the Way of the Cross, a devotion that commemorates Jesus' final hours. Also known as Stations of the Cross, or Via Dolorosa (the Way of Sorrows), the Way of the Cross is observed mostly in the Catholic church. ...
Briefly (03/22/08)
Briefly Easter services planned at area churches n The East Cape Baptist Church will present the musical "Amazing Grace" at 10:30 a.m. n Sunrise service will be at 6 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. at Harmony Church in Bollinger County. Sunday school will be at 8:30 a.m. and worship service is at 9:30. Harmony Church is six miles east of Marble Hill, Mo., on Highway 34...
Handle with care (03/22/08)
It seems every time I turn the TV to one of the cable news channels lately, I hear a sermon. Or at least an excerpt from a sermon. Safe to say, this is not de rigueur for electronic journalism. A pastor's message usually commands little attention in secular media. Yet the snippets of homiletical discourse by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of the church of which presidential candidate Barack Obama is a member, are served up again and again for a national feasting...
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' cast reunites at Paley Television Festival in LA (03/22/08)
LOS ANGELES -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was resurrected for one night only. The cast of the popular supernatural series, which ran from 1997 to 2003 on The WB and then UPN, were in good spirits Thursday while reuniting for a panel discussion at the William S. Paley Television Festival. That doesn't mean fans should expect the gang to get back together on screen...
Slumping economy forces some children to move home with parents - even in middle age (03/22/08)
MILWAUKEE -- After being laid off from her job as an events planner at an upscale resort, Jo Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paying jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy. Then in December, she finally accepted her parents' invitation to move into their home -- at age 52. "I'm back living in the bedroom that I grew up in," she said...
Daniel Althen Jr. (03/22/08)
Daniel Althen Jr. Daniel H. Althen Jr. of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Peggy Lee (03/22/08)
Peggy Lee CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Peggy Joyce Lee, 67, of Chaffee died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1940, at Chaffee, daughter of Raymond "Jack" and Mildred Burns Lee. Peggy was a machine operator for 42 years at Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau...
Lillian Burgfeld (03/22/08)
Lillian Burgfeld Lillian J. Burgfeld, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Mary Wiseman (03/22/08)
Mary Wiseman Mary E. Wiseman, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Fountain¿bleau Lodge. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Virgil Settle (03/22/08)
Virgil Settle Virgil E. Settle, 90, of Jackson died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Nora Brandes (03/22/08)
Nora Brandes UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Nora H. Brandes, 87, of Uniontown died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Perry County, daughter of John and Martha Hopfer Vogel. She and Benjamin Brandes were married Feb. 10, 1945. He died Oct. 6, 1994...
births (03/22/08)
Munroe Daughter to Joshua and Tiffany Munroe of St. Mary, Mo., Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo., 4:08 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008. Name, Shyana Michele. Weight, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Third daughter. Mrs. Munroe is the daughter of William and Susan Noce. Munroe is the son of Ed and Theresa Munroe...
Police (03/22/08)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Miranda Loraine Foster, 25, of Collinsville, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of prostitution. n Andrew Miles Essner, 25, of Katy, Texas, was arrested on a Pevely, Mo., warrant for failure to appear...
Fire (03/22/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 5:47 p.m., alarm sounding at 2852 Independence St. n At 6:01 p.m., illegal burn at 1705 N. Kingshighway. n At 6:36 p.m., alarm sounding at 5422 Nash Road. n At 7:58 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Linden Street...
Out of the past (03/22/08)
25 years ago: March 22, 1983 The city of Jackson is seeking a community development block grant to finance a proposed $184,135 project for housing rehabilitation, construction of storm sewers and street improvement in a six-block area, generally bounded by Washington, Mary and Missouri streets...
More e-mails (03/22/08)
Here are some more highlights from my reading and e-mails: Seven-step secret of success -- how to get where you want to go: 1. See your destination in your mind. "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." -- White Rabbit...
Helping others (03/22/08)
When the United Way of Southeast Missouri began its fund-raising campaign last year, it set its goals not based on what it could raise but on community needs. Last week, the United Way of Southeast Missouri held a celebration marking the successes of this year's campaign, which has raised $75,000 more than last year's campaign. So far, this year's campaign has raised a little more than $1.2 million, just shy of its goal with still time to reach that goal by March 31...
Highway funding creates new jobs (03/22/08)
To the editor: With the Highway Trust Fund facing insolvency in 2009, and as the Missouri Department of Transportation begins repaying bonds soon thereafter, our state and nation face serious issues with our aging roads and bridges. The trust fund relies on fuel taxes to maintain roads and bridges. By 2009, revenue generated by the fund will not meet expected maintenance costs...
Supply-sider mayor? (03/22/08)
WHY WOULD Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson object to the sales-tax holiday even though local tax revenue is down? I thought he was one of these supply-siders who believe that cutting, reducing or even eliminating (in this instance) taxes would somehow, some way, increase overall tax revenue. Mr. Mayor, ye reap what ye sow...
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