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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Blunt signs conceal-carry fix, correcting 2003 error (07/13/05)
Sheriffs can use the application fee to cover expenses of processing conceal and carry permits. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday signed a bill that fixes a constitutional flaw in Missouri's two-year old law allowing qualified residents to carry concealed weapons...
Early arrivals: Meeting focuses on premature babies' effect on area (07/13/05)
One of Laura James' greatest memories is of holding her youngest son, Jonah, for the first time. Now a healthy 2 1/2-year-old, Jonah is a far cry from what he once was -- an infant born about 10 weeks premature, weighing in at a meager 3 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring roughly the same length as a Barbie doll. ...
MoDOT says simple upgrade will fix bridge lights (07/13/05)
City officials and MoDOT believe they've come up with a solution to the bridge lighting problem on the Emerson Bridge -- bigger transformers. MoDOT announced Tuesday that, after consulting with engineers from AmerenUE, the transformers that have been powering the bridge's aesthetic lighting were undersized for the job. ...
79 animals rescued in Ste. Gen Co. (07/13/05)
Authorities said the animals had little or no food and were living in unsanitary conditions. STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY -- To Sheriff Gary Stolz, Adele Rehm is a sympathetic if misguided character -- someone who is compelled to take in every animal that she comes across, but one who lacks the means or the mindset to properly care for them...
High court affirms Gill death sentence (07/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the capital murder conviction of Mark Anthony Gill for kidnapping and killing a Cape Girardeau County man in 2002. Gill argued that his first-degree murder conviction and death sentence should be overturned because he claimed an accomplice actually shot Ralph Lee Lape Jr. in an isolated New Madrid County cornfield on July 7, 2002. Gill also alleged numerous errors by the trial judge prejudiced the jury against him...
Court gives limited protection to trespassers (07/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Land holders can be liable for damages if a trespasser is injured due to potentially dangerous artificial conditions on the property, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Eric Humphrey was severely injured on Oct. 7, 2000, while riding an all-terrain vehicle on Mississippi County farmland leased by Charles and Dale Glenn. Humphrey was clotheslined by a cable barrier the Glenns had erected to keep out trespassers...
Southeast Explorer museum visits D.C. (07/13/05)
The Southeast Explorer mobile museum from Cape Girardeau paid a visit to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The museum was welcomed to the capitol by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who invited the teaching tool to show off the museum to Capitol Hill colleagues...
Cape Girardeau Muny Band to perform today (07/13/05)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will perform in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Capaha Park bandshell. In case of rain, the performance will take place at the same time in Academic Auditorium. The concert will feature special guest Dan Wiethop and is free and open to the public. Musical selections to be performed include "Bust of Flame March," "Journey into Diablo Canyon," "St. Louis Blues" and a selection by Andrew Lloyd Webber...
Police catch up to suspect who fled into Hubble Creek (07/13/05)
A police chase and search that lasted several hours Monday night in Jackson finally came to an end early Tuesday morning, as 31-year-old Joseph Kelley of Cape Girardeau was apprehended by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Jackson Police Capt. Robert Bonney said the sheriff's department finally found Kelley at around 1 a.m. at a relative's home while following up on the case...
Child-care center to get grant funds from project (07/13/05)
A local child-care center is one of only 15 in the state selected to receive grant funding from the Missouri Preschool Project. Christian School for the Young Years in Cape Girardeau will receive $105,000 this year to expand its preschool program for children ages 3 to 5. ...
Jonesboro, Ill. couple face drug charges (07/13/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Police arrested a Jonesboro couple on meth charges Monday after an undercover operation that lasted several months. Troy Smith, 34, and Diane Smith, 31, of Jonesboro were arrested at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Officers also took two other people into custody, but they were later released...
Federal court briefs 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Former school custodian sentenced to 15 years A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years and six months in federal prison on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base. Lewis Edward Robinson, 51, appeared before U.S. ...
Cape hospitals host Mobile Learning Center (07/13/05)
Saint Francis Medical Center will host a Mobile Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Health and Wellness Center parking lot, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road. Southeast Missouri Hospital also will host the learning center Thursday at it's HealthPoint Plaza. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m...
Club news 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Hobbs Chapel UMW; Lamplighters FCE
Congressman: Innocent man may have been executed for '80 slaying (07/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Citing grave concerns that Missouri executed an innocent man, a coalition that includes a congressman, high-profile lawyers and even the victim's family pointed to evidence Tuesday they said could clear Larry Griffin's name. But the former prosecutor whose case against Griffin led to the death sentence still believes Griffin was guilty of murder...
State DNR seeks to have bridge lawsuit dismissed (07/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Department of Natural Resources has asked a judge to bar Attorney General Jay Nixon from suing the agency in a dispute over an old Katy Railroad bridge. In asking that Nixon's lawsuit be dismissed, an attorney for the department contends Nixon has a conflict of interest and lacks the authority to seek an injunction against the agency's decision to waive its right to use the bridge as part of the Katy Trail State Park...
Blunt OKs real estate bill despite veto plea (07/13/05)
Federal agencies expressed concern that the bill could squeeze out discount brokers. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation backed by Missouri's real estate industry Tuesday despite a request to veto it by the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department...
World briefs 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Re-arrest of Surinamese brothers sought in Aruba ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- A judge heard competing appeals Tuesday in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, with a defense lawyer seeking the release of a Dutch teen in the case and prosecutors asking for the re-arrest of two brothers from Suriname. ...
National briefs 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
WellPoint to pay up to $198 million settlement MIAMI -- WellPoint Inc., the nation's biggest publicly traded health insurer, has agreed to pay up to $198 million to settle two class-action lawsuits brought by representatives of more than 700,000 doctors over alleged unfair payment practices. The Indianapolis-based company said Monday it has agreed to pay $135 million to doctors and contribute $5 million to a nonprofit foundation aimed at improving health care for the disadvantaged...
Convicted sex offender to be charged with three counts of murder in Idaho (07/13/05)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A convicted sex offender, already facing kidnapping charges in the abduction of two Idaho children, will be charged with murder in the slayings of three people found dead at the children's home, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The kidnapping charges against Joseph Edward Duncan III will be handled in federal court because the youngsters were taken across a state line, Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas said. Federal prosecution will follow the state's case, he said...
Republicans ponder Rove's fate as he faces unwanted publicity (07/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove is known at the White House as "the architect," the strategist behind President Bush's political victories. Sometimes he's even called "Bush's brain." Now "the leaker" may become his new nickname, and some wonder if the White House deputy chief of staff will survive...
Shuttle damaged on launch pad by falling window cover (07/13/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With the countdown for Discovery in its final hours, NASA was dealt an embarrassing setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near the tail. But the space agency quickly fixed the problem and said it was still on track for launch Wednesday...
NASA says Discovery and crew are ready to fly on Wednesday (07/13/05)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA resolved the last few technical concerns about Discovery on Tuesday and pronounced it ready for launch on the first space shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster 2 1/2 years ago. "We're go for launch tomorrow, pending the weather," NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said after one final meeting of NASA's managers on whether to go ahead with liftoff...
Muslim extremist admits to killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh (07/13/05)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- The Muslim extremist on trial in the slaying of filmmaker Theo van Gogh admitted his guilt in court Tuesday, declaring he acted out of religious conviction and would do it again if given the chance. Bouyeri, 27, faces life imprisonment in the Nov. 2 killing of van Gogh, who was found shot and stabbed. He has not mounted a defense...
Prince Albert II takes Monaco throne, emerging as assured leader (07/13/05)
MONACO -- Prince Albert II acceded to the throne Tuesday of a 700-year-old dynasty, a bachelor prince coming into his own as a modern ruler who wants to clean up the image of this Riviera tax haven and has unblushingly acknowledged fathering a child...
Iraqi troops are ready to control some cities (07/13/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi troops are ready to take control of some cities as a first step toward sending home American and other foreign soldiers, Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday. But he rejected any timetable for a pullout. Underscoring the ongoing security crisis, gunmen killed four Iraqi human rights activists in Baghdad, a car bomb killed at least three people in the northern city of Kirkuk, and a U.S. soldier died of wounds suffered in a land mine explosion...
Brits find evidence of suicide bombers (07/13/05)
LEEDS, England -- New evidence suggests four suicide bombers, including at least three Britons of Pakistani descent, carried out the terror attacks in London, officials said Tuesday. Surveillance cameras captured the men as they arrived in the capital just 20 minutes before the explosions began...
Redhawks lose two more coaches (07/13/05)
Two defensive coaches leave for personal reasons. Southeast Missouri State football coach Tim Billings had no intention of again serving as his own defensive coordinator this season. But circumstances have forced Billings back into those extra duties...
Ford to walk on at Arkansas St.; Moore signs with Southeast (07/13/05)
After improving his game in the junior college ranks, Josh Ford has met his goal of getting a crack at Division I baseball. Ford, a 2003 Central High School graduate, recently committed to play for Arkansas State University, where he will join the program as a recruited walk-on...
Tourney features authentic Scottish weather (07/13/05)
The annual Lassies Classic will try to work around wet conditions. Cool, rainy days are often part of the unique experience of playing golf in Scotland. While the organizers of the 27th annual Lassies Classic at the Cape Girardeau Country Club will not even pretend to have ordered this week's cool, wet weather -- the remnants of Hurricane Dennis -- it undoubtedly goes with the theme of the two-day tournament, which brings a Scottish flavor to Southeast Missouri...
AL leaves NL star struck (07/13/05)
The American League won its eight straight 7-5 DETROIT -- Old stars, young studs, it doesn't make a difference. When it comes to All-Star games these days, the American League always wins. Miguel Tejada, Mark Teixeira and their AL teammates gave the same old result to a new-look All-Star game...
Wie qualifies for match play at U.S. Public Links (07/13/05)
LEBANON, Ohio -- Michelle Wie bounced back with a 2-over 72 in the final round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday, good enough to secure a spot in the match play portion of the championship. "Match play is a lot more intense," she said after completing the 36 holes of medal play in 8-over 148...
Armstrong regains lead in mountains, distances himself from top rivals (07/13/05)
COURCHEVEL, France -- Lance Armstrong took a decisive step Tuesday toward a seventh consecutive Tour de France title, blowing away his main rivals in the first Alpine stage to regain the overall lead. Armstrong did the damage on the punishing 13.8-mile climb to the ski station of Courchevel, eating up the ascent with ease while Jan Ullrich and other challengers grimaced in pain behind...
Orioles' Tejada chosen game's MVP (07/13/05)
From staff and wire reports DETROIT -- Baltimore shortstop Miguel Tejada won the home run derby at the All-Star Game last year. This year, he didn't even participate in Monday's event. But his home run Tuesday night helped propel the American League to a 7-5 victory in the game...
Oklahoma downplays scholarship availability (07/13/05)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A day after Gene Stephenson reneged on a deal to become Oklahoma coach, school officials downplayed the coach's concerns about "unresolvable" scholarship issues with the baseball program. Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said Tuesday in a statement that the Sooners baseball team has had no problems complying with NCAA guidelines in the past and expected none in the future...
Missouri player dies after collapsing (07/13/05)
From wire and staff reports COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A University of Missouri football player died Tuesday after collapsing during a voluntary, noncontact workout with teammates. University Hospital spokeswoman Mary Jenkins confirmed the death of Aaron O'Neal, 19, a redshirt freshman linebacker from the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur...
Sports briefs 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Basketball...
Summer brings blueberry days -- and recipes (07/13/05)
Recalling the New England summers of her childhood, food and travel writer Linda Dannenberg says she thinks of blueberries. "I can still smell my mother's lattice-topped blueberry pies cooling on our screened back porch, and taste the plump and tender sugar-topped blueberry muffins that we bought every August morning at Humphreys bakery on Martha's Vineyard," she writes...
Fruity bars are easy to make, great for snacking (07/13/05)
If you're looking for a wholesome, homemade snack that has more nutritious value than many "junk" food items, you may wish to try this recipe with its blend of grain ingredients. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage consumers to eat whole grains, and also suggest eating foods rich in fiber to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease...
Egg hors d'oeuvres with a Russian flair (07/13/05)
Here's a suggestion from master chef Thomas Keller, starting with your basic hard-boiled egg, adding a simple dressing. He serves these eggs as part of an hors d'oeuvres selection, rather than as an individual dish. ** Hard-cooked Eggs in Russian Dressing (Oeufs a la Russe)...
Don't come between me and my cell phone (07/13/05)
I watch MTV every so often to see what the kids are up to these days. Usually it's having inappropriate relations with each other, drinking and whining. So things haven't changed much. But once in a great, great while, this 35-year-old will identify with something on that channel, very much geared to people 10 to 17 years my junior...
Vive la revolution (07/13/05)
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche." With that oft misquoted suggestion Marie Antoinette ushered in the French Revolution, the 216th anniversary of which the people of France will celebrate tomorrow, Bastille Day. Because of its culinary repercussions, I submit that the French Revolution is an event we should celebrate too...
Fresh vegetables add color, texture to meals (07/13/05)
Summer continues to roll on by and with the hot weather comes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. The farmer's market is full of fresh corn on the cob, green beans and new potatoes to mention only a few. If you don't have a garden, you might want to find your way to a fresh market near you to enjoy all of the season's bounty...
Deceptively Cute: The Art of James Thurman (07/13/05)
James Thurman looks friendly and wears solid-colored clothes, scruffy hair, and a long goatee. As we speak, I realize that the local artist is not the type to embark on long monologues about the significance and meaning of his work...
Main Street Meltdown to serve up rock (07/13/05)
Do you wanna rock? The Main Street Meltdown on July 23 at Mudsucker's will feature many of the most popular hard rock bands that the Cape Girardeau has to offer. But be prepared, it could get pretty wild. Drivin' Rain has been around since 1994, and counts themselves as "a valor member of the School of Hard Rock."...
Entertainment Guide (07/13/05)
UPCOMING AND CONTINUING Through July Girardot National Juried Exhibition will be in the Lorimier Gallery and Gallery 100. The Visual Arts Cooperative Exhibit will be in the Jean A. Chapman Gallery. Both will remain there from July 1-30. Contact the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri at 573-334-9233 for more information...
Spin magazine puts Radiohead above Nirvana, Public Enemy (07/13/05)
Spin magazine named Radiohead's "OK Computer" the top album of the past 20 years, praising a futuristic sound that manages to feel alive "even when its words are spoken by a robot."...
Cape Girardeau filmmakers race against the clock (07/13/05)
The countdown began at exactly 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at the KDHX Studio in St. Louis, MO. Thirty-six teams of filmmakers gathered to determine the theme the rest of their weekend would follow. One of these teams was comprised of members from the Cape Filmmakers Cooperative, a group of filmmakers based out of Cape Girardeau. ...
Get behind the White Stripes (07/13/05)
Following the success of their last album, the Grammy-winning "Elephant," the White Stripes did pretty much what everyone didn't expect them to do: they shed most of the elements that made up "Elephant" in favor of a quieter experience. The new album, "Get Behind Me Satan," was recorded and mixed, famously, in two weeks in typical White Stripes fashion...
The Melroys Look to the Future (07/13/05)
It's been a year of very high ups and very deep lows for The Melroys. Following the acclaim received worldwide after the release of their first album, they were prepared to record their follow-up when singer, songwriter, and guitarist Randy Leiner passed away unexpectedly. Even though this loss was tremendous for the band, consisting of Gregg Hopkins on bass, Mike Enderle on drums, and Jordan Leiner, Randy's son, on guitar and vocals, decided to soldier on and continue as The Melroys...
Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra announces 2005-2006 Commerce Bank concert series (07/13/05)
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra continues its tradition of exciting programming, sampling music from many diverse areas and styles, in its 2005-2006 Commerce Bank Subscription Series. The first concert of the season, "Encore! With Judith Farris," will be held Oct. ...
Theatre and Dance announces 2005-2006 weason, season ticket sales (07/13/05)
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University takes on its 2005-2006 season, announcing a wide variety of exciting productions, from classic Greek tragedy to contemporary American opera. "Trojan Women," the classic tragedy by Euripides, will open the season. ...
Symphony Preview II to be held July 24 (07/13/05)
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will hold its second annual Symphony Preview July 24 in Rose Theatre on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The Symphony Preview will feature a free concert at 3 p.m. on the stage of Rose Theatre...
Riverboat Legacy' exhibit on display this summer in museum (07/13/05)
"Riverboat Legacy: A Gift from the Golden Eagle River Museum" will be on display until Aug. 14 in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum at Southeast Missouri State University. The exhibition features riverboat models, photographs, bells, steam whistles, navigation equipment, tableware and many other artifacts that recall the golden era when steamboat packets plied the western rivers...
CD Review: The Foo Fighters lose their "Honor" (07/13/05)
On their first album in three years, the Foo Fighters have decided to do double duty, releasing a double album with "loud" and "quiet" discs called "In Your Honor."...
Robert Hutson (07/13/05)
Robert O. "Bob" Hutson, 78, of Jackson passed away Monday, July 11, 2005, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. Hospitalized since March 27, he had been at St. Mary's Health Center only a week. He was born July 16, 1926, near Burfordville, son of Odney and Iva Caroline Craig Hutson. He served in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry, and was honorably discharged Nov. 27, 1946. He and Virginia Slinkard were married April 27, 1949, in Mountain Home, Ark...
Eddie Walton (07/13/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eddie Walton, 82, of Sikeston died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill.
James Chamness (07/13/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- James L. Chamness, 76, of Cobden died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born March 9, 1929, in Cobden, son of Raymond and Elva Haley Chamness. He and Janie L. Nance were married June 9, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. She died April 28, 2002...
Dale Pixley (07/13/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dale Pixley, 65, of Dexter died Monday, July 11, 2005, at his residence. He was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Dexter, son of Bernard and Mary Beckham Pixley. Pixley worked in auto body repair most of his life and was a former member of the National Guard and a lifelong resident of Dexter...
Charlie Wade (07/13/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charlie Thomas Wade, 68, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 1, 1937, in Luxora, Ark., son of Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade. Wade was a self-employed farmer...
Carrie Smith (07/13/05)
Carrie E. Smith, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 28, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of H. Wayne and Wilma Tucker Mangus. She and Michael E. Smith were married July 23, 1979, in Denver, Colo...
Births 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Doyal; Callaway; VanderMierden; Stevens; Smith; Mueller
Cape/Jackson fire reports 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 6:26 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at the Interstate 55 93-mile marker. * At 10:17 p.m., a citizen assist in the 1900 block of Delwin Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
25 years ago: July 13, 1980 Record-breaking heat and only scattered precipitation thus far in July is throwing a one-two punch at area livestock and grain producers; the state is running three to five inches behind the average yearly rainfall, and temperatures have hovered around the century-mark for the past week...
Seeing the light (07/13/05)
If the light on your front porch light kept going out, you could buy extra light bulbs to have on hand. You also could hire an electrician to figure out what was going wrong. When the decorative lights on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge went out June 30 it was the third time since they were installed in January 2004. Each time, the lights have stayed off for a month or more...
Time to act on court nominee (07/13/05)
To the editor: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a prominent member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was overheard talking about how "we're going to go to war over the president's judicial nomination," adding, "It's about how it affects the overall makeup of the court." Schumer has proven that the Democrats have no intention of having a fair hearing and that they have a litmus test for nominees. Schumer should recuse himself from the committee because of his obvious bias...
African agencies ready for aid (07/13/05)
To the editor: Upon learning of the stand President Bush took in representing the United States at the G-8 summit, my heart broke. It's bad enough that President Bush is so far out of touch with the day-to-day lives of his fellow citizens here in the U.S. ...
Some honesty about Hanover (07/13/05)
To the editor: The incident on South Hanover Street needs some honest, straightforward exposure. The problem in neighborhoods is not the police, but the adults living in these places. When adults attack the police physically or verbally, they are actually encouraging the youths to continue or escalate their actions...
Bill will help under-served (07/13/05)
To the editor: I'd like to thank U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson for her support in making the Patient Navigator, Outreach and Chronic Disease Prevention Act of 2005 a reality. Recently passed by Congress, this legislation will connect the medically under-served -- low-income, uninsured, racial and ethnic minorities and rural populations -- to vital health-care resources...
Speak Out 7/13/05 (07/13/05)
Misplaced blame; Unnecessary laws; Spending at home; Counterproductive; Civil disobedience; Confederate history; Strong recruitments; Double standard; Not foreign; Atrocity perspective; Medicaid spending
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