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Stories from Saturday, April 19, 2008

Flooding affecting local wildlife habitat (04/19/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Recent flooding has brought wildlife such as deer and turkey out of their normal habitat and into the areas along the levees near the Mississippi River. And while the large herds of deer -- some numbering 150 or more -- are a sight to see, local conservation agents urged people to give the animals their space...
Congressional candidate to speak today in Cape (04/19/08)
Joe Allen, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress, will speak at a forum today at the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau. The SEMO Democratic Rural Caucus will sponsor a barbecue fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. and hold a forum from 6 to 8 p.m. The forum will also feature local lawmakers or candidates, including Rep. Steve Hodges. Topics are expected to include alternative energy, Iraq, animal identification, education and health care. Allen is a lawyer from Forsyth, Mo...
Former SEMO professor Keith Russell dies at 61 (04/19/08)
Dr. Keith Russell, a former Southeast Missouri State University professor and once active member of the Cape Girardeau community, died April 9. He was 61 years old. Russell and his family moved to Cape Girardeau in 1985 when he accepted the position of chairman for the accounting and finance department at Southeast Missouri State University...
Three arrested in mailbox vandalism case (04/19/08)
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing mailboxes in Perryville, Mo., in March, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Department. They are accused of driving by 20 mailboxes March 16 and using a "cylindrical object" to smash the boxes. ...
Three teens charged with burglarizing Cape Girardeau parks buildings (04/19/08)
Three Cape Girardeau teens have a court date with Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp at 9 a.m. May 7. Rayburn Cowan, 17; Michael Rusher, 17; and Justin Fornkohl, 17, have been charged with burglarizing the Arena Building and Shawnee Park Sports Complex. They were arrested April 7 after an alarm sounded at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex...
Scott County close to getting final estimate of ice storm damage (04/19/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners could soon have a final estimate of the ice storm damage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. For the past two days, county officials have met to devise estimates, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during Thursday's regular meeting. ...
Area grad's software streamlines Web access (04/19/08)
In a digital world filled with social networks, blogs and news updates, a Jackson graduate has designed a program to streamline information. Adam Hosp's program, Wallowr, allows users to access content from multiple Web sites through one "user-friendly" application. The program developed out of a contest sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute and Adobe Systems, which Hosp and his three teammates won. The win garnered the team $11,000...
Millersville moving ahead on wireless Internet (04/19/08)
Millersville residents will see an invitation to buy high-speed wireless Internet plans in their next water bills. Cape Girardeau County Public Water Supply District 2 officials approved the plan Thursday. In January, the board agreed to let Velosity Electronics install antennas on Millersville's water towers. The company's promise to do the work was upended by recent weather, according to Rick Tidwell, the water board's vice president...
Earthquake causes buzz, little else in Southeast Missouri (04/19/08)
Southeast Missouri was abuzz with conversation Friday as vibrations from a magnitude-5.2 earthquake in southeast Illinois woke up and startled residents all across the region. From libraries to schools to laundries, people were talking about the earthquake that occurred at 4:37 a.m. seven miles from a tiny town called West Salem in Edwards County near the Indiana border...
Man exonerated of two rapes by DNA (04/19/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County prosecutors this week dropped rape charges against an Independence man whose DNA exonerated him despite two sexual assault victims picking him out as their attacker. Deangilo Minor, then 19, was arrested June 6 as he was riding his bike to his grandmother's birthday party in Kansas City. When he approached a group of police officers, the 40-year-old woman they were interviewing pointed and said, "That's him!"...
Analysis: Time, delegate math working against Clinton (04/19/08)
WASHINGTON — Time is running out on Hillary Rodham Clinton, the long-ago front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination who now trails Barack Obama in delegates, states won and popular votes. Compounding Clinton's woes, Obama appears on track to finish the primary campaign fewer than 100 delegates shy of the 2,025 needed to win...
Pope tells U.N. international cooperation is 'in crisis' (04/19/08)
NEW YORK -- Pope Benedict XVI warned diplomats at the United Nations on Friday that international cooperation needed to solve urgent problems is "in crisis" because decisions rest in the hands of a few powerful nations. In a major speech on his U.S. trip, Benedict also said that respect for human rights, not violence, was the key to solving many of the world's problems...
Report: Confidential NYC Freedom Tower plans found in trash (04/19/08)
Protocol requires contractors and architects to shred documents The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The government agency building a 102-story skyscraper at the World Trade Center site is investigating the discovery of two sets of blueprints for the building that a homeless man says he found in the trash...
Former president Carter meets exiled Hamas chief in Syria (04/19/08)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Former president Carter defied U.S. and Israeli warnings and met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and his deputy, two men the U.S. government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians...
Basra's 'dark ages' lifting as hard-line grip weakens (04/19/08)
BAGHDAD -- CD shops sell love songs again. Some women emerge from their homes without veils, and alcohol sellers are coming out of hiding in the southern city of Basra -- where religious vigilantes have long enforced strict Islamic codes. The changes in recent weeks mark a show of government sway -- at least for now -- after an Iraqi-led military crackdown that was plagued by desertions, ragged planning and ended in a virtual stalemate with Shiite militias in Iraq's second-largest city...
Saxony Lutheran golf endures growing pains (04/19/08)
Saxony Lutheran, in its debut season of high school golf last year, made an impact with its 16-team invitational tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. But the Crusaders finished next to last in the field, scoring 453 with all five golfers needing 100 or more strokes to navigate the 18 holes...
Central soccer hands first loss to Waynesville in tournament (04/19/08)
Senior Haley Pilsner did a little bit of everything for the Central soccer team Friday. Pilsner scored a goal during regulation, converted her penalty kick when the game was tied after two overtimes and even made a couple saves in goal for the Tigers...
OVC's top team visits Redhawks for series (04/19/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will try to get well this weekend against the Ohio Valley Conference leader. If the Redhawks don't, they'll be fighting for their postseason lives for the remainder of the year. While Southeast coach Mark Hogan doesn't see the situation as quite that dire, he also doesn't try to underscore the importance of the home series with Samford...
Bryce Kristal earns first-team OVC honor in tennis (04/19/08)
Southeast Missouri State women's tennis coach Mark Elliott thought Bryce Kristal deserved to be on the all-Ohio Valley Conference first team last year. Instead, Kristal settled for second-team honors. But Kristal reached the top spot this season as Friday she was named first-team all-OVC. Voting was done by the conference's head coaches...
Area digest (04/19/08)
WGA tees off season at Cape Girardeau C.C. Lisa Bjelich, Kathy Morris and Janet White won the Women's Golf Association's opening-day scramble at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Vicki McKinney, Betty Michel annd Shirley Talley placed second. Johnson wins first event at Kimbeland...
Briefly (04/19/08)
Briefly Circleslide concert planned at Bethel Circleslide, a contemporary Christian band, will be in concert at 6 p.m. April 27 at Bethel Assembly. A free-will offering will be taken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and seating is limited. Call 335-5531 or e-mail info@capebethel.org for more information, or listen to KHIS 107.9 FM for details...
Choose your words wisely (04/19/08)
Have you ever been in a conversation you can just feel sliding downhill? A conversation where words begin to come out of your mouth and as soon as they do you would give anything to have the superhero ability to pull them back in -- to grab those words and put them back in your mouth which is otherwise occupied by your foot?...
The bells of Grace (04/19/08)
With so much to select from in sacred music -- contemporary, Gospel, traditional, even rap -- a long-standing musical genre remains "a-pealing." Grace United Methodist Church has had at least one handbell choir for about 35 years, said Ray Haring, who has directed Grace Notes -- a handbell choir -- the past 11 years. About 14 members meet faithfully once a week to practice for their participation once a month at Grace's traditional worship services...
The real purpose of the pope (04/19/08)
On Sunday the pope leaves America after spending six days on our shores -- all of it in the New York and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas. I am not a Catholic, but Benedict XVI's visit is of real interest to me. More than nine years ago I was present for a papal Mass at the former TWA Dome in St. Louis. Benedict's legendary predecessor, John Paul II, officiated...
Eugene Nitsch (04/19/08)
Eugene H. Nitsch, 87, of Jackson died Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Hovis (04/19/08)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Anna Alice Hovis, 87, of Zalma, formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Olathe, Colo., daughter of the Rev. Otto and Tora Richards Pridy. She and David Eugene Hovis were married Dec. 23, 1940...
Agnes Sides (04/19/08)
Agnes R. Sides, 65, of Jackson passed away Thursday, April 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 26, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to Cecil and Lydia Welker Fox. She and Earl L. Sides were married May 13, 1967. Agnes attended school in Jackson and Cape Girardeau. She worked at the former Ralph Edwards Sportswear in Cape Girardeau and was third shift supervisor at LeeRowan in Jackson...
Births (04/19/08)
Jones Son to Justin Wayne and Natalie Jones of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:09 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Name, Jackson Tyler. Weight, 4 pounds, 14 ounces. First child. Mrs. Jones is the former Natalie Profilet, daughter of Jim and Debbie Profilet of Jackson. She is a student at Southeast Missouri State University. Jones is the son of Jim and Dianna Schlitt of Jackson. He is assistant manager at Wells Fargo in Sikeston, Mo...
Fire (04/19/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 8:27 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 9 p.m., an alarm sounding in the unit block of Schonhoff Lane...
Police (04/19/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Montez Maurice Baker, 30, 716 S. Ellis St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and no operator's license...
Jackson pickup (04/19/08)
It's easy to understand the frustration some Jackson residents have shown about the amount of time it has take city crews to clean up the debris left in the wake of the monster ice storm in February. Two months later, much of the debris still created eyesores all over town...
Speak Out (04/19/08)
Union rep I'M TIRED of hearing "buy the union label" or "buy a car made in the U.S." Whose wages do you worry about but your own? I have to buy used vehicles because the union has too many benefits and wages put into new cars. The consumer pays for the union benefits. The unions are like a leech on a company that a person with vision started. I've been a member of unions, and I have seen where seniority gives the dumb prestige...
Wesley UMC to host Teen Challenge Fund Raiser (04/19/08)
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