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Stories from Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Scott City subdivisions building up steam (10/05/05)
Monty Keesee thinks the future of Scott City lies in a subdivision at the edge of town, near Old Illmo. He sank a fortune into a subdivision called Park Estates, with 39 lots in the first building phase alone. The streets and lights lay in wait, the underground utilities in place, anticipating the day the plain will be filled with new homes -- those homes in turn filled with the people that will help grow the city...
Marching band fans head to Jackson festival (10/05/05)
Marching band enthusiasts endured warm temperatures to line High Street for the 61st annual Jackson Marching Band Festival parade on Monday. More than 15 high school marching bands from Southeast Missouri participated in the event in Jackson. Woodland Junior High School teacher Barbie Stroder held her 2-year-old son, Matthew, on her lap during the parade. The drums were Matthew's favorite instrument...
'Gold of Cape Girardeau' shines in statewide competition (10/05/05)
More icing tops a local author's cake, as his page-turning, historical mystery is one of four publications to receive a 2005 Governor's Humanities Award. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle, author of "The Gold of Cape Girardeau," was awarded the honor by the Missouri Humanities Council...
Prosecutor: Suspects in robbery had accomplice (10/05/05)
Authorities claim a cook opened a door to allow robbers to enter the restaurant. A cook at the KFC restaurant at 2101 William St. left the door open July 21 for two juvenile robbers, prosecutors have charged. The two 15-year-olds charged in the Cape Girardeau case, where nearly $2,200 was stolen, will go to trial on first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp decided Tuesday. ...
Stormwater project to close street to traffic (10/05/05)
The city of Cape Girardeau will close Ranchito Drive from Kingsway to Cape Rock Drive to all but local traffic beginning today to allow for stormwater improvements. The street will reopen to traffic in one or two months, city officials said. The construction work is part of the Arena Creek Stormwater Improvement Project...
Cape man claims winning scratch-off lottery ticket (10/05/05)
A Cape Girardeau trucker won $9,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket bought on Sept. 19, according to state lottery officials. Charles Pinkston, 42, bought the winning ticket when he stopped at Route K One Stop in Cape Girardeau. He purchased a diet Mountain Dew and two "Triple Money" Scratchers tickets. He won on the second ticket. Pinkston and his wife plan to buy a pickup truck for their 14-year-old son, he said. "Triple Money," a $1 game, officially started on July 2...
MoDOT will run E. Main project underneath I-55 (10/05/05)
Missouri's highway department plans to dig a huge hole under Interstate 55 and extend a five-lane East Main Street underneath rather than above the highway. That is part of the latest design planned for the new East Main Street interchange, Missouri Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday. MoDOT has gone through 14 designs for the new interchange...
1140th returns home from Louisiana (10/05/05)
Little Bryant couldn't stop kissing his daddy, and big brother Gavin wouldn't let go of his camouflaged pant leg. It was a scene that would soften even the hardest soldier's heart. Spc. Jason Jokerst didn't speak for several minutes Tuesday afternoon as he embraced his boys...
Women in neglect cases appear in court (10/05/05)
No criminal charges have been filed in a third instance of children living in filth. Three Cape Girardeau children found living in a stinking, filthy home in April were with their parents Tuesday afternoon as they moved out of their North Street apartment...
Gov. Blunt promotes after-school programs (10/05/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt spent part of Tuesday afternoon highlighting the importance of after-school programs in keeping Missouri's children safe and called on the community to support such programs. "Missourians care about their kids, and the fact that the hours of three in the afternoon to six in the evening are some of the most dangerous hours for Missouri children is reason enough to be concerned," Blunt said...
Students receive honors for community service (10/05/05)
A varsity letter is a prized possession for any high school student, but for five Notre Dame Regional High School seniors the letter is a symbol of more than 120 hours of community service each. Seniors Chris Eddleman, Kristen Hinton, Kristin Enderle, Brooke Heischmidt and Jennifer Barrett all were presented with honor bars to add to their already earned varsity letters during the Mass for the feast of St. Francis Tuesday morning...
Club news 10/5/05 (10/05/05)
Lamplighter's FCE; Good Shepherd Lutheran Ladies Guild
Boy flees house, tells police of alleged abuse (10/05/05)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A 6-year-old boy told St. Louis County police that his mother and her boyfriend beat him with switches and thorns, choked him with a chain and locked him a room without food, water and light for hours, police said Tuesday. Court records indicated the alleged abuse occurred from the beginning of March last year into this September, said Don Schneider, a spokesman for St. ...
House Speaker Rod Jetton says he won't run for auditor (10/05/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Speaker Rod Jetton said Tuesday he would not run for state auditor in 2006, opting instead to seek another House term. Jetton, R-Marble Hill, took over as speaker in January and said he would rather finish his time there than seek a statewide office...
Man dies in fire, survived another blaze as a child (10/05/05)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Investigators were looking into a Jefferson County apartment fire Tuesday that killed a teenager a day earlier. Authorities identified the victim from the fire as Darryl Joseph Kalas Jr., 18, of Crystal City. Kalas survived another apartment fire 13 years ago that claimed the life of his younger brother. ...
Survey: Katrina expected to result in $34.4 billion in property claims (10/05/05)
NEW YORK -- Hurricane Katrina is likely to result in at least $34.4 billion in personal and commercial property loss claims, according to the first publicly released survey of the nation's insurers. ISO's Property Claim Services Unit said Tuesday that the preliminary estimate of damages to homes and businesses in six states would make Katrina the most costly U.S. natural disaster ever, surpassing the inflation-adjusted $20.8 billion in losses from Hurricane Andrew in 1992...
TV, film actor Nipsey Russell dies at age 80 (10/05/05)
NEW YORK -- Nipsey Russell, who played the Tin Man alongside Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in "The Wiz" as part of a decades-long career in stage, television and film, has died. He was 80. The actor, who had been suffering from cancer, died Sunday afternoon at Lenox Hill Hospital, said his longtime manager Joseph Rapp...
Countries ban lip-synching, pit bulls, gum, the word 'e-mail' (10/05/05)
Does this mean Ashlee Simpson would be barred from visiting Turkmenistan? Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov recently banned lip-synching in the Central Asian nation, citing "a negative effect on the development of singing and musical art." The most powerful cultural arbiter since the Queer Eye guys, Niyazov also outlawed opera and ballet. Will synchronized swimming be next?...
World briefs 10/05/05 (10/05/05)
High-profile Protestant militant killed in Belfast BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- One of Northern Ireland's most high-profile Protestant militants was shot to death outside his home Tuesday night, more than six months after he was ousted by his outlawed group. ...
Central netters try to repeat as district champions (10/05/05)
Led by two of the top three teams in the doubles bracket, the Central girls tennis team will begin its quest for a second straight district title today when the Class 2 District 1 tournament begins at Central. The team of Dani Gross and Monica Toole are seeded first, while Sarah Ford and Lindsey Pingel are seeded third...
District softball glance (10/05/05)
Class 1 District 1 at Naylor ** n Teams: No. 1 Chaffee, No. 2 Delta, No. 3 Naylor * Schedule: Thursday: Delta vs. Naylor, 4 p.m.; Friday: Chaffee vs. Delta-Naylor winner, 4 p.m. * Notes: The championship game will be played at Chaffee if Delta wins in the semifinal round. Chaffee is looking for its first softball district title in its second year of fall softball. Naylor has won the last two district titles...
Bulldogs ready for state drive (10/05/05)
Last season, the Notre Dame softball team advanced further than any Bulldogs squad before it, finishing third in Class 3. Now the Bulldogs are ready to take the next step. At 24-2, the Bulldogs are steamrolling their way into the district playoffs in search of the program's first state title. ...
Bell City spikers reach 20 wins with sweep (10/05/05)
The Bell City girls volleyball team reached the 20-win mark Tuesday night, hammering visiting Chaffee 25-7, 25-14. Rachel Spears led the Cubs (20-3-1) with five kills and four digs. Codie Lancaster added 10 assists. JV -- Bell City won 25-14, 25-7. ** Leopold 25 25 Zalma 16 5...
In the eye of big-time football (10/05/05)
former Central star Mitch Craft has experienced hurricanes and the thrill of being surrounded by 80,000 fans. A redshirt season last year helped former Central football star Mitch Craft adjust from high school quarterback to Division I linebacker at Southern Mississippi University...
Tigers defeat Mehville with second-half surge (10/05/05)
Before some of the Central soccer faithful had even piled out of their cars on Tuesday, the host Tigers were already trailing. Mehlville scored in the first two minutes of Tuesday's game, but the Tigers bounced back with three goals in the second half for a 4-2 win. Central improved to 15-2 and has lost just one game since its season opener...
Colonels have edge in OVC race after win at JSU (10/05/05)
Many people probably believe Eastern Kentucky now is the favorite to win its first Ohio Valley Conference title since 1997. But don't count Colonels' coach Danny Hope among that group. Hope knows there are still many hurdles for the Colonels to clear -- although they certainly went over a big one Saturday by posting a 31-14 victory at two-time defending OVC champion Jacksonville State...
Pending sale affects team's roster, chances of extending playoff streak (10/05/05)
ST. LOUIS -- When St. Louis Blues owners put the team on the market, they felt the best strategy was to present a streamlined franchise for potential buyers. That likely also means lowered expectations for a team that may be hard-pressed to extend its streak of 25 consecutive playoff berths, the longest streak in professional sports...
Grand opening: Sanders erupts for six RBIs in Cards' 8-5 win over Padres (10/05/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Reggie Sanders, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals looked every bit like the best team in baseball -- even with a shaky ending. San Diego played as poorly as its record suggests for most of the day. And now, with ace pitcher Jake Peavy out for the postseason with a broken rib, the Padres might be overmatched...
White Sox hand loss to defending champs (10/05/05)
CHICAGO -- The winning socks came from the White Sox. Now, maybe it's their turn to end a long championship drought. A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko, Juan Uribe and even Scott Podsednik also connected, and Chicago scored five times in the first inning Tuesday en route to a 14-2 rout of the World Series champion Red Sox in their playoff opener...
Sports briefs 10/5/05 (10/05/05)
Baseball...
Chili recipes ward off cooler temperatures (10/05/05)
We have been fortunate to have a house guest for the past few weeks, and I have enjoyed cooking for her. I found a few recipes that I had not made in a long time and fixed them for us to enjoy. Doing this, I realized how many recipes I push aside and think I will try again later and forget about them. If you have some recipes like this laying around the house, send them in to share with other readers. It is fun to go back through them. It's like they are brand-new again...
Thinking, cooking outside the jar (10/05/05)
If Daniel Boulud, whose namesake restaurant has been called one of the 10 best in the world, praises a cookbook, you wouldn't be surprised that it contains great recipes. Nor would you be astonished that one of its authors, like Boulud, is an acclaimed chef. But you might be startled to learn that it's a book about baby food...
Entertainment Guide (10/05/05)
Through October 9: The "Trojan Women" of Euripides; Set after the Trojan War in ancient Greece, this play examines the enduring power of the female spirit in the aftermath of disaster and loss...
Larry the Cable Guy gets politically incorrect: A Q&A with one of comedy's biggest names (10/05/05)
His name is Larry the Cable Guy, and one of a group of down-to-earth, everyday-guy comics that have taken the country by storm. From a country boy growing up in Nebraska to a TV and stand-up superstar, he's had a meteoric rise to the top of a comedy world that is becoming more and more crowded every day. Larry, along with comics like Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White, have changed the face of comedy, bringing the down home to a nation hungry for country values...
Grieving mom opens up the wounds (10/05/05)
We're fighting them abroad so we don't have to fight them at home. That's what Pres. George W. Bush says about the War on Terror, and its subsequent manifestation in Iraq. But the war over there has sparked another war over here, since before the Iraq invasion even began...
The Time of the Woman has come: Cape to host women's show (10/05/05)
On Oct. 15 and 16, the Show Me Center will turn into the nexus of estrogen in Southeast Missouri, when the venue hosts the annual Women's Show, sponsored by River Radio and Saint Francis Medical Center. The show will offer everything from interactive demostrations to displays with merchandise to tips to make any woman's life easier, said promoter Meg Davis with River Radio...
The true lives of Southeast cheerleaders (10/05/05)
It's October, and football season is in full bloom. While most fans watch the crunching hits and superhero-like plays on the field, the cheerleaders are on the side lines, pumping up the team spirit. Theirs is a secret life of training and work, with schedules full and little personal time. They sweat it out outside the spotlight and stoically stand by as they become the brunt of jokes...
Dial 'D' for dinner theater (10/05/05)
Cape Girardeau's own River City Players will have their stage set for thrills this October. The troupe will be performing the play "Wait Until Dark" by Frederick Knott (of "Dial 'M' for Murder" fame). The play, written in 1966, centers around a blind housewife named Susy Hendrix, who must defend herself against a criminal searching for drugs that were, unbeknownst to her, planted in her apartment. ...
An escape from Cape gone wrong (10/05/05)
As Kristopher Naeger sits sipping a glass of white wine at Buckner's on a Friday afternoon, he shows no signs of the ordeal that destroyed the tools of his craft and the fruits of his labor. His bleach-blonde hair stands up on his head in his usual style, the eyes behind his bluish-tinted glasses show no distress. He's relaxed and just a bit buzzed...
Wizards, Gorillas and Cash: Hollywood wants you this fall and winter (10/05/05)
Been to the movies much lately? According to current trends in box office sales, your answer is probably no. Ticket sales have been dropping steadily since 2002, seemingly with no end in sight. The drop in revenue has the movie industry scrambling to find the source of this problem, as well as to concoct new means to get the butt of you, the viewer, back in their seats...
It can't rock all the time (10/05/05)
Why the Show Me Center has to satisfy everyone, not just hipsters The Show Me Center is gearing up for a fall season that includes such acts as Alison Krauss and Union Station, Larry the Cable Guy, Willie Nelson and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The first question out of many mouths will be "Where's the rock and roll?"...
Light up and forget the IRS, Willie Nelson's on his way (10/05/05)
The infamous pot advocate, tax evader and all-around country music outlaw Willie Nelson will come to the Show Me Center with his band The Family on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Nelson has gained quite a reputation over the last decade or so for his exploits in marijuana, with appearances on movies like "Half-Baked," and for his troubles with the IRS. ...
Get a job you bum! (10/05/05)
Some tips on making a successful contact at the Career Fair The Southeast Missourian Career Fair will take place at the Show Me Center on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's a chance for young prospects to meet with employers and seek out a job that's right for them...
'The Trojan Women': It's about tragedy, not contraception (10/05/05)
"Cry for me, daughters of Troy," moans Hecuba, a widow of the Trojan war. And cry they will. Southeast Missouri State University's production of "The Trojan Women" is not a feel-good play. "There's very little hope for these women," said Dr. Robert Dillon, director. "Things go from bad to worse to worse. The play is a scathing critique of man's propensity to make war, an exploration of that despair beyond despair."...
How many comedians can you fit in one night? (10/05/05)
Try four. Can't get enough of those crazy radio guys Bob and Tom? How about their friends? If the answer is no, then you can see their comedian friends Pat Godwin, Drew Hastings, Henry Phillips and Bob Zany Nov. 5 at the Show Me Center. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are on sale now by calling the Show Me Center Box Office at 651-5000...
Two guys, two nights of music and beer at the City of Roses: A first-person account (10/05/05)
Armed with the tools of their trade and a thirst for music and fun, OFF! writers James Samons and Ryan King hit the streets during the City of Roses Music Festival. What they saw was at once strange and right. The following is their account. ** Getting drunk with musicians -- Friday...
Joshua Klipfel (10/05/05)
Joshua Lawrence Klipfel, 3 months old, of Scott City died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 7, 2005, in Cape Girardeau, son of James Lawrence and Lou Cinda Marcella Copley Klipfel. Klipfel attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City with his parents...
Scotty Barks (10/05/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Scotty L. (Scott) Barks of Marble Hill died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Perry County, Mo., at the age of 50 years. He was born at Cape Girardeau on Sept. 29, 1955, to Paul C. and Lucille Propst Barks. Scott was a graduate of Meadow Heights High School in Patton and attended Cape Vo-Tech School, majoring in electronics. He was an accomplished mechanic for more than 30 years...
Sam Smith (10/05/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Sam Smith, 30, of Jonesboro died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jim and Betty Shepard Smith. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Sandra Clements of Anna; and a brother, Scott Smith of Anna...
Loren Long (10/05/05)
Loren Robert "Bob" Long, 59, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1945, in Cortland, N.Y., son of Victor L. and Betty Lou O'Rourke Long. He and Jacklyn L. Ott were married Feb. 10, 1979, in Rome, N.Y. Long was a supervisor for plastic molding manufacturers. He was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau and the Marine Corps League...
Karolyn Carr (10/05/05)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Karolyn Carr, 81, of Ullin died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Heartland Care Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 19, 1924, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of George J. and Doris Bucher Klein. Carr was formerly of Mounds, Ill. and Cairo, Ill. ...
Rev. Hubert Hahs (10/05/05)
The Rev. Hubert F. Hahs, 93, of High Ridge, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 6, 1912, at Oak Ridge, son of David A. and Martha Josephine Godwin Hahs. He married Daisy M. Brotherton. Hahs served many congregations as pastor, and most recently was working with Fellowship Baptist Church and Feed My People. He had also been an assembler with Union Electric Co...
Births 10/5/05 (10/05/05)
Craft; Solis; Ahrens; Cox; White
Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/05/05 (10/05/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call on Monday: * At 10:39 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1600 block of Oak Hill Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday: * At 12:15 a.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg St...
Cape police report 10/5/05 (10/05/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 10/5/05 (10/05/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 5, 1980 The Second Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau celebrates the first anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Claude Russell Jr.; the Rev. J.L. Nichols of West End Missionary Baptist of Sikeston, Mo., is guest speaker at the afternoon service...
Lueders exhibit, Renaissance, review report, identity theft, centennial, Reppert (10/05/05)
A large crowd turned out Sunday to view the Paul Lueders photo exhibit, including about 50 members of the Lueders family. Appropriate and informative remarks were shared by guest speakers Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University; John Lueders, brother and business associate of Paul; and local photographer and former city councilman Tom Neumeyer. ...
Postal services (10/05/05)
The announcement that Cape Girardeau soon will be getting a post office substation on Kingshighway is welcome, though it only partially solves the city's postal-service issue of accessibility. The new substation going into the Bi-State Oil Co. convenience store at 920 N. Kingshighway is scheduled to open by the middle of this month. It will offer all the services normally available at a post office save two: post office boxes and money orders...
Stories spotlight school programs (10/05/05)
To the editor: I want to thank Aurora Meyer for the excellent coverage she has been doing on the local schools. My daughter is a freshman at Notre Dame Regional High School, and my son is attending St. Vincent De Paul School. The coverage Ms. Meyer has given these two schools has been tremendous...
Learn to share the roadway (10/05/05)
To the editor: Regarding the issue of merging onto an interstate highway: I am a big-truck driver. Big rigs have some of the most courteous and careful drivers you will find anywhere on earth. When a roadway is already occupied by a semi and a van, the motorist trying to get on the interstate is required to yield to the existing traffic pattern. Traffic on the interstate is not required nor expected to slow down or stop to let someone enter the roadway...
Speak Out 10/5/05 (10/05/05)
Slanted news; Relevant news; Politics over science; Sage in our midst; Reckless spending
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