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Stories from Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cape home, garden show to have outdoor theme (03/18/10)
Those entering the 30th annual Southeast Missouri Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show in Cape Girardeau may feel like they've just stepped outside. This year, nearly a quarter of the Show Me Center will be consumed by an outdoor-themed display built by Earthworks Inc. of Perryville, Mo. This new effort to bring the outdoors inside includes a Pavestone driveway, outdoor kitchen and decorative water fountains...
Jackson promotional video to debut at Home and Garden Show (03/18/10)
During this weekend's Home and Garden Show at the Show Me Center, Jackson will offer the first official public viewing of a video designed to promote the city to potential businesses. Approved during the Oct. 19 board of aldermen meeting, the project was produced by Relentless Media Productions of Jackson at a cost of $10,000 to the city...
Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority considering flat fare for all riders (03/18/10)
Seniors, disabled people and students could soon pay slightly more for a ride on the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority fixed-route buses that run in Cape Girardeau. Transit authority executive director Tom Mogelnicki is proposing that all riders pay one fare for the service. But before the rate becomes official, the authority will hold a public hearing April 13...
Cape mayoral candidate calls for sales tax holiday participation (03/18/10)
Cape Girardeau should participate in the back-to-school sales tax holiday despite its cost to help families and reward out-of-town shoppers, mayoral candidate Matt Hopkins said Wednesday. Hopkins, a former city councilman, faces retired businessman Harry Rediger in the April election. The winner replaces incumbent Mayor Jay Knudtson, who is being forced out by term limits...
Discovery Playhouse names interim director (03/18/10)
The Discovery Playhouse, a children's museum, has found a leader, at least for the time being. Janet Livingston, a consultant with Hendrickson Business Advisors, was named interim executive director of the children's museum that hopes to open by the end of March at 502 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Livingston, a mother of two young children, volunteered to help develop a marketing plan for the new museum, said Kevin Priester, president of the Discovery Playhouse board of directors.
Judge eases bond conditions for lawyer charged with assault (03/18/10)
Before a gallery of Missouri Bar members and the family of Scott Reynolds, a Cape Girardeau lawyer charged with allegedly assaulting his fiancee, visiting Circuit Court Judge Robert Wilkins ruled Wednesday to modify Reynolds' conditions of bond.
In federal court: Cape man pleads guilty to meth charge (03/18/10)
The following information was released Tuesday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson. PLEADED GUILTY...
Cape police searching for person who took money from Sonic restaurant (03/18/10)
Cape Girardeau police officers are still looking for a suspect who broke into the Sonic fast-food restaurant at 1764 N. Kingshighway on Monday and stole several hundred dollars in cash.
Worry of river flooding in Missouri eases for now (03/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Concerns of early spring flooding in Missouri eased Wednesday as the Mississippi River crested north of St. Louis and the Missouri River began to fall, but forecasters said the risk of flooding remains high. Above-normal temperatures have been quickly melting snow in the Upper Midwest and swelling rivers, while cool and damp weather in Missouri has kept the state's soil saturated and unable to absorb more moisture. ...
Mo. lawmakers consider cutting their own budgets (03/18/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers who are considering whether to lay off state workers, eliminate state programs and combine state agencies to close huge budget deficits have proposed some pain for themselves by giving up their coffee and cell phones while traveling less...
People from N.Y. to Australia go green for St. Patrick's Day (03/18/10)
NEW YORK -- All the world from the Sydney Opera House to the Empire State Building turned Irish, or at least Irish for the day, as revelers marked St. Patrick's Day with bagpipes, dancing, emerald lights and green body paint in a flurry of celebration...
EPA: More pets injured by flea, tick products (03/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Products intended to treat cats and dogs for fleas and ticks kill hundreds of pets each year and injure tens of thousands, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday as it outlined plans to make the products safer. The EPA said it will develop stricter testing and evaluation requirements for flea and tick treatments that are applied to a pet's skin. The agency also will begin reviewing labels to determine which ones need to say more clearly how to use the products...
Deaths of research monkeys prompt calls for crackdown (03/18/10)
SPARKS, Nev. -- Workers at a Nevada research lab were checking on a primate room when they came across a ghastly sight: Thirty dead monkeys were essentially cooked alive after someone left the heater on. Two others were near death and had to be euthanized...
Health overhaul bill gains ground, but release delayed to check figures (03/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation won precious support from Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a longtime liberal holdout, in the House on Wednesday and from Catholic nuns representing dozens of religious orders, gaining fresh traction in the run-up to a climactic weekend vote...
Blunt, Carnahan campaign against the powers that be (03/18/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Rep. Roy Blunt has been in Congress for 13 years, most of them in the Republican leadership. Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan comes from a family with three generations of Washington politicians. Yet both Blunt and Carnahan are campaigning against the powers that be as they attempt to win Missouri's U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of longtime GOP Sen. Kit Bond...
Prescription drug heists quadruple over four years (03/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- The $75 million heist at a pharmaceutical warehouse in Connecticut this week was just the most audacious example of a growing phenomenon: Thieves are stealing large quantities of prescription drugs for resale on the black market. Pharmaceutical heists in the U.S. have quadrupled since 2006, a coalition of industry and law enforcement estimates. And experts say the reasons include spotty security and high drug prices that can make such thefts extremely lucrative...
Feds follow others into networking services (03/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Maxi Sopo was having so much fun in Mexico he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow his adventures. Others were watching, too: a federal prosecutor in Seattle, where Sopo was wanted on bank fraud charges. Tracking Sopo through his public "friends" list, the prosecutor found his address and had Mexican authorities arrest him. Instead of sipping pina coladas, Sopo is awaiting extradition to the U.S...
N.J. Walmart trying to find who made racial remark (03/18/10)
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- An announcement at a Walmart store in New Jersey ordering black people to leave brought chagrin and apologies Wednesday from leaders of the company, which has built a fragile trust among minority communities. A male voice came over the public-address system Sunday evening at a store in Washington Township in southern New Jersey and calmly announced: "Attention Walmart customers: All black people leave the store now."...
NASA finds shrimp on ice beneath Antarctica (03/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Scientists for the first time found a shrimplike creature and a jellyfish frolicking beneath a massive Antarctic ice sheet. Six hundred feet below the ice where no light shines, scientists had figured nothing much more than a few microbes could exist...
Fear grips Mexican families amid violence in border town (03/18/10)
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Elodia Ortiz drops her children at school in the morning, picks them up in the afternoon and makes an occasional trip to the supermarket. Anything else, she says, is too dangerous. Parents in Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas, are afraid to venture into the streets amid a turf war between two powerful drug cartels that has left more than 4,500 people dead during the past two years...
Cyclone damage overwhelming, Fiji officials say (03/18/10)
SUVA, Fiji -- A powerful cyclone destroyed more than half the houses in many villages in northern Fiji, but only one death has been reported, officials said today. The full extent of the damage from Cyclone Tomas has yet to be determined because communications to the hardest-hit areas remain cut off and may not be restored before the weekend...
Coach says defense key to SCC's title defense (03/18/10)
Dadeville boasts a better record. It features four players who average at least 11 points per game. And to listen to Scott County Central boys basketball coach Kenyon Wright, his Braves will need a stellar game just to stay with the Bearcats. "I think we're just going to have to go and play good defense," Wright said. "If we go out and play good defense, and the defense we've played the last couple of games, I think we can play with them. They always say good defense wins championships."...
Saxony grad Lueders prepares for final NCAA tournament (03/18/10)
Lueders, a 5-foot-8 senior guard/forward, is a key player for Vanderbilt heading into Sunday's first-round game against DePaul in Cincinnati. The tipoff is set for 11:11 a.m.
Area calendar 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Baseball Golf Miscellaneous Running Softball Triathlon Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail to be included in the calendar....
Area digest 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Jared Tanz completed the course in 18 minutes, 9 seconds to win the Spring Classic 5K. Chellie Jannin was the top female finisher, crossing the line in 24:38. All proceeds from the race went to the Cape Girardeau Police Department's K9 unit. Results...
Time running out on Blues' hopes for playoff berth (03/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are clinging to the hope of another miracle run to the playoffs. Time is running short, especially after the latest home-ice failure. The Blues are seven points out of the final Western Conference playoff spot with only 13 games remaining. They've got three teams to leapfrog, having dropped to 11th place after Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche...
Colleges don't like senior slump in high school (03/18/10)
First came the rush to submit college applications. Then the theater program auditions and the waiting. "It's very anxiety-provoking," said Annette Hammond, a senior at Central High School. While she waits to hear back from colleges, she knows she cannot let the looming senioritis set in...
who's neXt 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Scholarships Honors, achievements -- From staff reports ...
Hooked on Science: Too much green (03/18/10)
Does St. Patrick's Day have you seeing too much green? If so, use a little bleach to make the green disappear. STEP 2: Mix two drops of the green food coloring into each drinking glass. STEP 3: Mix three tablespoons of bleach into one of the drinking glasses...
Ah, baseball (03/18/10)
March 18, 2010 Dear Leslie, This semester the sports writing class I teach is reading and analyzing some of the best American sports writing from 2009. One story is about a runner who had a degenerative condition in his left leg that made it impossible for him to continue running as he got older. ...
Martin Hoffman (03/18/10)
Martin Gerard Hoffman Sr., 53, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his home. He was born March 10, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, to Jerome Francis and Mary Orene Ballard Hoffman. He and Deborah Thiele were married Sept. 29, 1978, in Cape Girardeau...
Margaret King (03/18/10)
Margaret Marie King, 88, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 28, 1921, in Jackson, daughter of Martin H. and Mary L. Steimel Sievers. She and Floyd L. King were married Jan. 17, 1946. He passed away Nov. 3, 1971...
Kenneth Sides (03/18/10)
Kenneth M. Sides, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Allenville, son of Cobie and Flora Pettie Sides. He married the former Helen Marie Prince, who preceded him in death. He and Shirley Haynes were married July 21, 2001...
Frank Porter (03/18/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Frank C. Porter, 73, of Advance passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 24, 1936, at Gipsy, Mo., son of Allen and Jessie Gilliland Porter. He and Pearline White Meador were married Oct. 3, 1977, at the home of the Rev. James Johns in Greenbrier, Mo...
Births 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Son to Darren and Aimee Rasche of Jackson, St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, 2:52 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Name, Caleb Daniel. Weight, 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Fourth child. Mrs. Rasche is the former Aimee Cook, daughter of Danny and Debbie Cook of Jackson. Rasche is the son of Margaret Rasche of Cape Girardeau, and the late Don Rasche. He is a small-business owner...
Jackson fire report 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * A false alarm on Lee Avenue. * A fire alarm on North High Street. * Emergency medical service on Oak Street. * Emergency medical service on Sycamore Street.
Cape Girardeau police report 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
Vandals struck Central Junior High School here Saturday, doing several thousand dollars' worth of damage to interior portions of the building and materials; the vandals entered the building by removing a door from its hinges. Cape Girardeau firefighters, acting as arsonists, intentionally burn an abandoned house near the Southeast Missouri State University track complex as part of a training exercise; it gives two rookies, Brad Golden and Mark Hasheider, experience in a firefighting situation...
Avoiding Obama; Cuba's health care for oil (03/18/10)
Some polls show that President Obama has a negative rating in Missouri of 60 percent. So it was not surprising that Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was missing during Obama's visit to Missouri last week. His visit included a fundraiser announced for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, but the bulk of the proceeds are really to be channeled into Carnahan's campaign for the U.S. Senate...
Thwarting meth (03/18/10)
For the ninth consecutive year, Missouri in 2009 had the most methamphetamine lab incidents in the nation. Since 2005, anyone purchasing over-the-counter drugs containing ingredients used to make meth has been listed on logs kept by retailers. This meant law enforcement had to go from pharmacy to pharmacy to see if meth makers were making purchases at multiple locations...
Applied ethics for progressives (03/18/10)
Everything we do must lead to U.N. control. We won. So you have no say. We have to pass it so we can find out what is in it. We always abide by the rules. If they don't work for us, we'll change them so they do, even if they are unconstitutional. One bribe is wrong, but more than one makes them OK (David Axelrod)...
Speak Out 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
FOR every winner there is a loser. The gambling industry tries to sprinkle a sugarcoating of helping education or some other fine cause on the moldy bread of children going without food because a parent gambled away the paycheck. It is instructive to compare the courses, over the years, of Cairo where gambling was permitted and Cape Girardeau which prohibited it. ...
Prayer 3/18/10 (03/18/10)
For patience and understanding and mercy, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
PRESS RELEASE - Health Care Is a Defense Issue, Should Be Paid for by Cutting Military Budget (03/18/10)
Midge Potts for Senate 2010 www.ElectMidge.com Contact: Midge Potts midge@electmidge.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18th, 2010 Congress Should Rethink How to Pay for Health Care Reform Health Care Is Defense Issue, Says US Senate Candidate Midge Potts...
Happy Birthday Princess Katelynn, Mommy and Daddy Love you (03/18/10)
Katelynns Spring and Birthday Picture!!!
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