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Stories from Friday, October 7, 2005

Police videotape shows suspect with meth (10/07/05)
A videotape aided in the conviction of a prior drug offender caught possessing methamphetamine. On Thursday, Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis sentenced Jesse Vohn Dorris, 35, of Cape Girardeau to 10 years in prison. Dorris hid a bag of methamphetamine in his sock while he was at the Jackson Police Department on Feb. ...
Oktoberfest events to celebrate German heritage with food, music (10/07/05)
With a rich German heritage in the area, several businesses have organized Oktoberfest celebrations for this weekend. Black Forest Villages in Cape Girardeau will hold its 15th annual Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday...
Forgotten heroes: Merchant Marines push for 'belated thank you' benefits (10/07/05)
Don Adams says if it weren't for his Merchant Marines, World War II would have had a decidedly less favorable outcome. "If it hadn't been for the Merchant Marines, we'd be speaking German or Japanese today," said the 79-year-old Cape Girardeau resident. "When I say that to people, they tell me that's far-fetched. But I'm telling you, it's not."...
Artifacts 10/7/05 (10/07/05)
The Missouri Arts Council is considering updating its 2004-2007 Strategic Plan. The agency is seeking citizen input to improve its Strategic Plan. A meeting will be held in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the plan. For more information, contact Bill Meerbott at bill.meerbott@ded.mo. gov...
Cape Girardeau Fire Department adds new aerial ladder to firefighting arsenal (10/07/05)
A new 100-foot aerial ladder truck is the newest addition to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. The new truck will be at Station 1 on South Sprigg Street. The department's 1986 aerial platform truck will remain on standby at Fire Station 2 on South Mount Auburn Road...
Cape lands aircraft firm (10/07/05)
An airplane manufacturing firm established in the wake of a bankruptcy will take flight in Cape Girardeau, city and company officials announced Thursday. Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. will relocate its airplane manufacturing firm from Bethany, Okla., to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Commander Premier also will establish its sales, parts and service center at the airport...
Star and Stripes Museum holding reunion (10/07/05)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney will be the keynote speaker at the Stars and Stripes newspaper's upcoming annual reunion. Rooney, the most famous former Stars and Stripes correspondent, will speak at the newspaper's banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Best Western in Sikeston, Mo...
E. Main project's price tag jumps to $8 million (10/07/05)
MoDOT said the previous $5.8 million design wouldn't handle future traffic. The Missouri Department of Transportation now plans to spend $8 million to construct the East Main Street interchange at Interstate 55. MoDOT previously had budgeted $5.8 million for construction of a scaled-down design that project manager Andy Meyer says eventually would have required improvements to meet future traffic needs...
Graduation requirements going up (10/07/05)
Area eighth-graders no longer can just rely on friends in high school for advice when it comes to registering for classes. New more stringent graduation requirements passed Thursday by the State Board of Education will not affect those students already in high school. They will affect the class of 2010 -- next year's freshmen...
Cub Scouts hold bicycle safety course (10/07/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Cub Scout Pack 36 and the NBC Fire and Rescue, Scott County Sheriff's Office and North Scott County Ambulance will hold a bicycle safety course from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Express Fuel, Benton. Bring your tricycle or bicycle for registration, the safety course and maintenance...
Humane Society mobile adoption (10/07/05)
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri will hold a mobile adoption from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westfield West Park's Famous Barr court. Hurricane Katrina victim dogs will be there and raffle tickets for the upcoming "Santa Paws" event will be for sale. Santa Paws is a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are for sale until Dec. 11 when winners will be drawn...
Wellness fair scheduled for Tuesday in Jackson (10/07/05)
A group of local health-care professionals will hold a wellness fair from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at TLC Bed & Breakfast and Wellness Center in Jackson. Participants will be able to observe and experience massage, reflexology, energy balancing, irridology, chiropractic, ear candling, aromatherapy and nutritional consultations. ...
Education board OKs fee plan for First Steps (10/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Board of Education approved a fee schedule Thursday for families taking part in a state program to help developmentally disabled infants and toddlers. Adoption of the rule setting the fee levels and spelling out what happens to those who don't pay followed passage of a state law in May requiring payment by some families in the First Steps program...
Murder suspect who killed girl said he planned to kill himself (10/07/05)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A Missouri high school senior said he murdered and raped a girl from his school because he planned to kill himself and wanted to be with her. The victim, Erin Mace of Fenton, was found dead Friday inside a burning SUV in St. Louis County...
New York increases subway security after word of threat to transit system (10/07/05)
NEW YORK -- Authorities stepped up security Thursday after receiving what city officials called a credible threat that the New York subway could be the target of a terrorist attack in coming days. But Homeland Security officials in Washington downplayed the threat, saying it was of "doubtful credibility."...
Containing bird flu abroad critical to new U.S. flu pandemic plans (10/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's top health official said Thursday that "no one in the world is ready" for a potentially catastrophic outbreak of bird flu as President Bush summoned vaccine manufacturers to the White House to discuss the situation...
Search for abandoned girl's mother turns up dead body in Pa. landfill (10/07/05)
NEW YORK -- Police found a dead body in a Pennsylvania landfill Thursday and think it may be the mother of a 4-year-old girl found abandoned two weeks ago. Valery Belen Saavedra Lozada was found wandering barefoot after dark in Queens on Sept. 24, and police had been searching for the mother, Monica Lozada-Rivadineira, ever since...
President: 10 al-Qaida plots foiled (10/07/05)
He said militants are seeking to establish a "radical Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia." WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Thursday the United States and its allies had thwarted at least 10 serious plots by the al-Qaida terror network in the last four years, including plans for Sept. 11-like attacks on both U.S. coasts...
First large test shows vaccine prevents cervical cancer (10/07/05)
TRENTON, N.J. -- The first large study of an experimental cervical cancer vaccine found it was 100 percent effective, in the short term, at blocking the most common cause of the disease, the vaccine's maker said Thursday. Merck's genetically engineered vaccine prevents cervical cancer by blocking infection from the human papilloma virus strains that cause 70 percent of cervical cancers...
Rove to testify a fourth time (10/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- Presidential confidant Karl Rove will testify for a fourth time before the federal grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity even though prosecutors have warned they can no longer guarantee he will escape indictment, lawyers said Thursday...
Calamities take a heavy toll on the elderly (10/07/05)
NEW YORK -- In a season of national calamities, the elderly have taken perhaps the hardest hit -- dying by the dozens in flooded Louisiana nursing homes, aboard a blazing bus near Dallas, in the chilly waters of a New York lake after a tour boat capsized...
Jackson trounces Central 44-0 (10/07/05)
For the first time all season Central football coach Lawrence Brookins could not even praise his team's effort after a loss. The Tigers (1-5) looked overmatched in all facets of the game in a 44-0 rout at the hands of rival Jackson on Thursday night at Houck Stadium. It was Jackson's third straight win overall and third in a row in the storied rivalry, which the Indians have owned of late...
Central softball falls short vs. Mules, bows out of district (10/07/05)
The Central softball team missed an opportunity to take the lead in the fourth inning, fell behind and never recovered Thursday in the Class 4 District 1 semifinal against Poplar Bluff. The host Mules, the No. 1 seed, escaped a bases-loaded jam and pulled away for a 10-4 victory to advance to the district final...
Central retains district title (10/07/05)
Last year, Central freshmen Sarah Ford and Lindsey Pingel joined junior Monica Toole for the trip to Springfield, Mo., to watch the Tigers doubles team of Brett Ford and Dani Gross compete at the state tennis tournament. This year, Sarah Ford, Pingel and Toole will return as participants along with Gross...
Southeast will honor Munsell in pre-game ceremony (10/07/05)
The former lineman, who died in 2003, will have scholarship in his name. The family and friends of the late Mark Munsell, a four-year football letterman at Southeast Missouri State, have endowed a football scholarship to honor the former standout lineman...
Cards drop Padres in 2-0 hole (10/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- When Mark Mulder took a line drive off his arm in the second inning and doubled over in pain, the St. Louis Cardinals figured it would be a short outing for their 16-game winner...
Red Wings win another vs. Blues (10/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Lang had a goal and an assist, and Jason Williams had three assists to help the Detroit Red Wings sweep a season-opening home-and-home series against the Blues with a 4-3 victory Thursday night. The victory wasn't assured until the final seconds as the Blues got off several shots in a goal-mouth scramble...
Montgomerie grabs lead at American Express (10/07/05)
Colin Montgomerie showed no effects from an emotional victory four days ago in Scotland, matching his career-low score in the United States with a 6-under 64 that gave him a three-shot lead Thursday in the American Express Championship. Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and nine others were at 67 on a spectacular day at Harding Park, a municipal course in San Francisco that got a $16 million makeover and held its own against the world's best players...
Braves even series with 7-1 victory (10/07/05)
ATLANTA -- The Braves rocked the Rocket, John Smoltz picked up where he left off six years ago, and Atlanta finds itself all even with the Houston Astros in the NL playoffs. Rookie Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in his first postseason at-bat, which were all the runs Smoltz needed to lead the Braves past Roger Clemens and the Astros 7-1 on Thursday night, tying the best-of-five series at one game apiece...
One last thought before I go ... (10/07/05)
So, you thought the Southeast Missourian's centennial was over. Almost. After special sections a year ago and again last week, after weekly features highlighting significant news events of the past 100 years, after a major start on refurbishing the newspaper's magnificent 1920s building into a 21st century showcase, after a blockbuster block party on Saturday -- after all that, I too was ready to say the celebration was over...
Winning combination: Ford Fusion mixes performance with comfort and affordable price (10/07/05)
In many respects it is appropriate that Ford name its new 2006 midsize car "Fusion," for it was 100 years ago that Albert Einstein published his famous equation that changed the world: E=mc2. It would not be until 1932 that the first nuclear reaction in a laboratory would demonstrate the accuracy of Einstein's equation, and now we know that through fusion, our sun and stars fuse hydrogen into helium, liberating enormous quantities of energy. ...
Power to the people (10/07/05)
NEW YORK -- What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose? The Quills Awards, organized by NBC-TV and Reed Business Information, which issues Variety and Publishers Weekly, were started this year with a mission: to "pair a populist sensibility with Hollywood-style glitz to become the first literary prizes to reflect the tastes of the group that matters most in publishing -- readers."...
At the theaters 10/7/05 (10/07/05)
'The Gospel'; 'In Her Shoes'; 'Proof'; 'Two for the Money'; 'Waiting'; 'Wallace and Gromit'; Still in theaters; '40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'Corpse Bride'; 'Cry Wolf'; 'Exorcism of Emily Rose'; 'Flightplan'; 'Greatest Game Ever Played'; 'A History of Violence'; 'Into the Blue'; 'Just Like Heaven'; 'Lord of War'; 'Oliver Twist'; 'Serenity'
Edward Bernard Gallery aims to break through with its First Friday debut (10/07/05)
One of the newest additions to the Cape Girardeau art community doesn't specialize in paintings, prints or ceramics. What it does specialize in is something other galleries don't offer -- a large assortment of more than 250 handmade glass sculptures and objects made by artists from around the United States...
Sikeston to show model of artist's statue-in-the-making (10/07/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- More than two years have passed since Columbia, Mo., artist Sabra Tull Meyer was commissioned to complete a massive 8-foot-tall monument to the Lewis and Clark expedition to be placed in Jefferson City, Mo. During that time, a maquette, or small model, has traveled to several areas of the state, but never to Southeast Missouri...
Robin Kranawetter (10/07/05)
Robin Kranawetter, 40, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Leroy Mowery (10/07/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Leroy Charles Mowery, 77, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born March 31, 1928, in Jonesboro, son of Glenn A. and Beulah Lingle Mowery. He and Elois Mowery were married March 12, 1949, in Pickett, Ark...
Hazel Garrett (10/07/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Hazel Garrett, 73, of Thebes died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Eula Tow (10/07/05)
Eula M. Garner Tow, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Aug. 5, 1914, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Charles L. and Martha Young Garner. She and Jesse Tow were married in August 1949 in Piggott, Ark. He died in 1968...
Carrie Peterman (10/07/05)
Carrie Elizabeth Peterman, 31, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 9, 1973, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Neal Frederic and Hope Davis Peterman. Carrie earned a bachelor of science degree in cellular and molecular genetics and a bachelor of science degree in advertising mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University, and a juris doctorate from Pepperdine University Law School...
Births 10/7/05 (10/07/05)
Galati; Foster; Pemberton; Boettcher; Raines; Blechle; Gibson; Morehead; Phelps; Taylor; Rogers
Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/07/05 (10/07/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Wednesday: * At 8:33 p.m., illegal burn at 1002 Bloomfield St. * At 8:55 p.m., carbon monoxide problem at 1616 Mississippi St. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Thursday:...
Cape police report 10/7/05 (10/07/05)
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Out of the past 10/7/05 (10/07/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 7, 1980 Crop production losses due to this summer's heat and drought totaled $19 million in Cape Girardeau County alone, and some $309 million in a 12-county area of Southeast Missouri, according to figures from the Agricultural Conservation and Stabilization Service...
The next justice: Finally, a nominee who understands real people (10/07/05)
Although the ink is still drying on her nomination, the president's selection Monday of Harriet Miers to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has already been met with praise from senators on both sides of the aisle. As one would expect, her nomination has also been met with questions by those who do not yet know her. But those of us who do know and have worked with Ms. Miers think very highly of her, and we believe she will make a valuable contribution to the Supreme Court...
Red Cross donations (10/07/05)
The total cost of recovery from recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast states will be in the billions of dollars. Much of the funds to rebuild homes, businesses and essential infrastructure will come from insurance companies as well as local, state and federal governments...
Take religion out of the pledge (10/07/05)
To the editor: David Limbaugh's column on the most recent legal ruling on the Pledge of Allegiance ("Latest ruling is kicking God further out the door") is not designed to make me appreciate his powers of argumentation. The pledge was composed in 1892 (original text: I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.)...
Joe, watch out for spitballs (10/07/05)
To the editor: I recently stumbled across Joe Sullivan's column on the Weaver Walking School Bus while searching for another article. I wonder if Joe had to contend with sex offenders, speeding cars or childhood obesity when he walked to school so many years ago...
Ruthie Mae was star at museum (10/07/05)
To the editor: Congratulations to the Southeast Missourian for its grand centennial celebration. It was a glorious day. We wish to thank the Missourian for including the Cape River Heritage Museum. Being off the beaten track, the attendance was far less than other activities. Those who found us were delighted with the activities we had available...
Speak Out 10/7/05 (10/07/05)
Making a case; Endangered middle class; Not convincing; Spending to rebuild; Spending too much; Minimum wages; Dangerous cycling; Good part of town; Every detail; Not following rules; True heart of Cape; Wonderful meal; Speaking for America; Big T-shirt; Let's start over; Dynamite band
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