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Stories from Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Mayor: Sears Grand was result of hard negotiations (10/04/05)
Two years of "hard negotiations" between Cape Girardeau officials and Sears, Roebuck and Co. came to fruition Monday when the retailing giant opened its new 149,000-square-foot Sears Grand. "I've got some real emotion tied to that deal," said Mayor Jay Knudtson. "The city worked very, very closely with them from the beginning. It's not just another retailer."...
State librarian retires; search for replacement begins (10/04/05)
State librarian Sara Parker will be retiring at the end of December. Parker was appointed state librarian in 1995 by former Secretary of State Bekki Cook. During her time as state librarian, Parker was involved in creating the Missouri Research and Educational Network, funding the Remote Electronic Access for Libraries to bring the Internet to libraries throughout the state, and the Missouri Bibliographic Information Users System...
Cape council eyes April election on charter issues (10/04/05)
Cape Girardeau voters could decide next April whether to approve three proposed changes to the charter that governs city government. The city council decided Monday night to put the three charters issues before voters no earlier than the April 4 municipal election, but stopped short of making a final decision...
Cape residents plead guilty to drug charges (10/04/05)
More Cape Girardeau residents completed hearings on Monday for drug charges incurred in connection to a sting on Hanover Street in July. Detrayous D. Curry, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of the sale of crack cocaine and was sentenced to two 6-year prison terms. Judge William Syler also invoked a suspended sentence of a 6-year prison term from similar charges in July 2003. Each of the three terms are to run concurrently...
Parents schooled on college application process (10/04/05)
School counselor urges parents to discuss post-secondary education as early as middle school. The parents of Jackson High School students looking to attend college received tips Monday night during a college workshop designed to get parents involved in the college planning process...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
Public hearings ** n Held a hearing to consider a request to vacate portions of West Madison Street and South Russell Street, as requested by the Reorganized School District. Action Items Power and Light Committee * Approved task order authorization No. 05-19, in the amount of $134,600 to Horner and Shifrin Inc., of St. Louis regarding providing engineering services under the north elevated water storage tank project...
Scott City council action 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
Resolutions ** n On Monday, the city council adopted a resolution 7-0 adopting the National Incident Management System. The system is an emergency management system prescribed by the Department of Homeland Security. Grants for federal emergency funding are conditional on adoption of the system...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
Presentations ** n Scott Meyer, facilities manager for Southeast Missouri State University, discussed the River Campus project. * Fire chief Rick Ennis discussed the city's smoke-detector program. Public hearings * Held a hearing on the request of R. Hetzel Properties LLC for a special-use permit for an apartment on the second floor of 20 N. Pacific St. in a C-1, local commercial district...
A filthy existence (10/04/05)
Within a half-mile of Cape Girardeau's rejuvenated downtown, police have found two filthy and dangerous houses not fit for children. Just blocks from Cape Girardeau's new floodwall mural and the renovated historic buildings, children have been taken from a house where a 5-gallon bucket was being used for a toilet in a rotting shed...
Police find evidence of crack manufacturing, charge 6 in bust (10/04/05)
When police responded to a tip that drugs were present at 927 Jefferson Ave. Friday, they not only found several grams of cocaine and six suspects, but also evidence that suggested that three suspects were making crack. The suspects face up to 15 years in prison for making crack, a Class B felony, rather than up to 7 years for Class C possession, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said. ...
Raining on the pajama parade (10/04/05)
Might as well be comfortable. That's the attitude behind the latest teen fashion trend: pajamas. Once a novelty at school, "pajama day" was the chance to be silly and wear attire usually reserved for the privacy of home. But these days many young people are wearing PJs in public, anytime and just about anywhere...
Learning briefs 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
Jackson choir students make all-district group; Cape students take part in research program; Bell represents area on MASA exec committee
Auditor: Medicaid could save on equipment, transportation (10/04/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state could be paying less for medical equipment and transportation service for Medicaid patients, an audit released Monday found. The audit determined that two Medicaid services -- one providing medical equipment and the other nonemergency trips, such as to doctor's offices -- cost about $100 million from January 2003 through March 2004...
McCaskill offers no endorsements (10/04/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Auditor Claire McCaskill said Monday she is not endorsing anyone in the race to take over her job. McCaskill, a Democrat, announced in late August that she would challenge U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, a Republican, rather than seek re-election as auditor in 2006...
Kansas City man receives sentence for puppy torture (10/04/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man who pleaded guilty to torturing and killing a puppy was sentenced Monday to four years in prison. Antonio Whitley, 30, was accused of kicking, punching and throwing a neighbor's golden retriever puppy Sept. 1. The dog died...
Woman surrenders in hoax that prompted frantic search (10/04/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kentucky woman accused of lying about being kidnapped, raped, shot and stabbed has surrendered to Platte County authorities. Laura E. Crews, 18, of Nicholasville, Ky., turned herself in shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, two days after being charged with a misdemeanor count of filing a false report...
Bush picks lawyer loyalist for justice (10/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush once called her a pit bull in size six shoes. Now he wants to call her Madame Justice. Bush named White House counsel Harriet Miers to a Supreme Court in transition Monday, turning to a longtime loyalist without experience as a judge or publicly known views on abortion to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor...
Search for bodies ends; students return to Catholic school (10/04/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The search for Hurricane Katrina victims has ended in Louisiana with a death toll at 964, but more searches will be conducted only if someone reports seeing a body, a state official said Monday. State and federal agencies have finished their sweeps through the city, but Kenyon International Emergency Services, the private company hired by the state to remove the bodies, is on call if any other body is found, said Bob Johannessen, a spokesman with the state Department of Health and Hospitals.. ...
Southeast Asia remains on high alert (10/04/05)
BALI, Indonesia -- Investigators on Monday hunted for the two suspected masterminds of suicide bombings on this resort island as Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia and other nations went on high alert to protect their beaches from a repeat of the weekend attacks...
Jackson relishes win over Jeff City, prepares for Central (10/04/05)
Jackson's regular-season victory Friday was not your run-of-the-mill win. "We're still getting calls and e-mails from alumni, congratulating us," Jackson football coach Carl Gross said Monday. The 21-14 win came against against Jefferson City, the state's most successful high school program. And it spoiled the Jays' homecoming, making Jackson only the second team in 60 years to beat the Jays on their homecoming...
Coomer helps Red Devils steal a 10-inning victory (10/04/05)
Olivia Coomer stole home in the bottom of the 10th inning as Chaffee's softball team posted a 3-2 victory over visiting Sikeston on Monday. Coomer singled, stole second and third, then also swiped home after Sarah Dooley had walked. The Red Devils (9-6) tied the contest with two runs in the sixth, and the squads ended the seven regulation innings 2-2...
'Hawks' biggest task is staying positive (10/04/05)
Southeast players and coaches are trying to remain upbeat in the face of an 0-5 start. Not much has gone right -- at least on the scoreboard -- for Southeast Missouri State so far this season, so coach Tim Billings knows it's more important than ever for the winless Redhawks to keep a positive attitude...
Bullpen takes hit: Reyes lost for playoffs with arm injury (10/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals reliever Al Reyes tore a ligament in his right elbow in the regular-season finale and will require reconstructive surgery, forcing him to miss the playoffs. Reyes, who was 4-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 65 games with three saves, was the team's top middle reliever. He struck out the side with the bases loaded to get the win on Friday...
Han wins weather-delayed Office Depot Championship (10/04/05)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- South Korea's Hee-Won Han completed a wire-to-wire victory over four days, shooting a 3-under 68 in the third round for a two-stroke win Monday in the 54-hole Office Depot Championship. Han earned her fourth career LPGA title and first this year with a 201 total in the tour's first non-playoff Monday finish since 1999...
Ex Tigers star fired as manager (10/04/05)
DETROIT -- Manager Alan Trammell was fired Monday by the Detroit Tigers, one day after the team finished 28 games out of first place in the AL Central. The Tigers went 71-91 this season and compiled a 184-302 record in three seasons under Trammell, a former star shortstop for Detroit. He had one year left on his contract...
Dodgers fire manager Tracy (10/04/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Jim Tracy's tenure as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers is over, one day after he finished his first losing season in five years with the team. The Dodgers announced Monday that Tracy and the team "mutually agreed to part ways." Last year, Tracy guided the team to its first division championship since 1995, but the Dodgers finished 71-91 this season. It was the franchise's second-worst season since moving from Brooklyn in 1958...
Williams suffers season-ending knee injury (10/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams tight end Roland Williams will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, coach Mike Martz said Monday. Cam Cleeland, 30, who played for the Rams in 2003 and 2004, may return. He was expected in St. Louis by Tuesday, but Martz wasn't certain if Cleeland would be ready for Sunday's game at home against Seattle...
Armed or alarmed? (10/04/05)
Cards pitchers look to flip the switch after late swoon ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are about to find out if their late-season pitching swoon was just a collective exhale after months of dominance, or a reason for concern. St. Louis, coming off its second straight 100-victory season, opens the postseason today in a best-of-five division series against the San Diego Padres, who were only 82-80. But the Cardinals' recent pitching struggles could be the equalizer...
Martz spares team horror show of Giants game film (10/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' 44-24 loss to the New York Giants was so ugly coach Mike Martz wants his players to avert their eyes. Normally, Rams coaches go over game film with players. But after watching the carnage himself, Martz decided Monday it was best to focus on the future -- Sunday's NFC West showdown with Seattle at the Edward Jones Dome...
Sports briefs 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
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When deafness and zippers collide (10/04/05)
Do you ever have those moments when someone will say something to you and you have no idea what they said, so you ask them to say it again --only to have no idea what they said all over again? It happens to me more often than I'd like. I'm actually a good listener as long as I know the other person is about to speak and I'm looking at them...
Costumed dad gets children's attention (10/04/05)
Dressed up in a straw hat and a red- and white-striped coat, I looked like a walking candy cane. But then it's amazing what a dedicated employee will do to celebrate his company's centennial. The Southeast Missourian held its 100th birthday bash on Saturday. A number of employees wore old-fashioned costumes in honor of the occasion...
Kenneth Burton (10/04/05)
Kenneth Lee Burton, 38, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 20, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jimmy Lee and Patricia Ann Wilhelm Burton. He and Shannon Denise Gonzales were married Sept. 25, 1990, in Scott City. Burton was a crew foreman with Alliance Water Resources. He was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church...
Marie Knott (10/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie T. Knott, 76, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Feb. 21, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of John and Bertha Harper Edmond. She and Arthur W. Knott were married Aug. 26, 1950. He died Jan. 4, 2002...
Marjorie Penrod (10/04/05)
Marjorie M. Penrod, 81, of Webster Groves, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at Laclede Groves Nursing Home in Webster Groves. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Martin and Mary Schwettmann Lange. She and Malone O. "Pete" Penrod were married Nov. 8, 1942, in Union, Mo. He passed away Feb. 24, 1997...
Grace Wille (10/04/05)
Grace Wille, 70, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Newton and Grace I. Willa Gilliland. She and Norman E. Wille were married April 6, 1961, in Cape Girardeau. He died Feb. 15, 2001...
Elton Drury (10/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elton J. Drury, 69, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 18, 1935, at Bloomsdale, Mo., son of Alfred J. and Margaret Kemper Drury. He and Earline Bohnert were married April 26, 1958, at Longtown, Mo...
Mabel McCrary (10/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mabel M. McCrary, 92, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 6, 1913, at Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Emil John and Louise Matilda Schroeder Klobe. She and Edward Roy "Mac" McCrary were married Sept. 12, 1958. He died Nov. 26, 1978...
Births 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
Messmer; Halter; Brimer; Craft; Solis; Ahrens; Cox; White
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/04/05 (10/04/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Sunday: * At 4:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1600 block of New Madrid Street. * At 6:01 p.m., citizen assist in the 1400 block of South West End Boulevard. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Monday:...
Out of the past 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 4, 1980 Area politicians turn out in force in the morning for the Missouri Citizens for Life's "Walk for Life" in Capaha Park; about 250 pro-life members from the Southeast Missouri area hold the rally to hear political candidates speak on pro-life policies; taking part in the walk are Rep. Bill D. Burlison, Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale, State Rep. Jerry Ford, and Mrs. Bill Emerson, wife of the Republican candidate for Burlison's seat...
Ethanol is beneficial in so many ways (10/04/05)
I am compelled to set the record straight about information contained in the op-ed article "Ethanol: an energy sinkhole" by Russ Kullberg. The basis for Mr. Kullberg's misinformation is a dubious study that alleges ethanol production requires more fossil energy than the resulting ethanol fuel contains. ...
Funding the Guard (10/04/05)
Since the terrorist attacks four years ago, National Guard units have played a vital role, both in the war on terror and in response to natural disasters here at home. And the National Guard would have even more demands on troop strength and equipment if another act of terrorism should occur...
Beware of creeping socialism (10/04/05)
To the editor: Fools who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This is my paraphrase of a quote attributed to philosopher George Santayana. That is the only logical message I gleaned from the Sue Niederer-Cindy Sheehan show at the Osage Community Centre on Sept. 15. The anti-war event was sponsored by the SEMO progressives, which one can argue is a code word in some circles from Karl Marx's best-seller for communism, or socialism if you will...
Speak Out 10/4/05 (10/04/05)
Four-day school week; Decent wages; Serious about fuel; Obsessed Democrats; Offensive remark; A good example; Inappropriate wording; Dealing with noise; Not for the digital; Wonderful event; Band winners; Amazing celebration; A helping hand
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