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Stories from Thursday, October 13, 2005

Shipping shortage keeps corn on ground (10/13/05)
Barges at New Orleans are being unloaded but aren't being brought back north. Hurricanes Rita and Katrina have disrupted the barge transportation system, leaving area grain elevators and dealers with no other option but to store corn on the ground...
Author visits Cape Girardeau schools (10/13/05)
Central High School sophomore Jeffrey Sanders has written a few short stories and wants to be an author when he gets older. He hoped Wednesday's Writer's Workshop with author Jacqueline Woodson would give him an insight into what it takes. Woodson, who lives in New York City, opened the informal workshop at the school library by reading aloud from her book "Behind You" and explaining the vignette style she wrote the passage in. ...
Southeast Missouri hurricane shelters close (10/13/05)
Though two hurricane shelters in Southeast Missouri are officially closed, relief efforts continue in Southeast Missouri. "It was the largest relief effort that we ever dealt with in Southeast Missouri in terms of sheltering this many people for this long and assisting almost 1,000 people," said American Red Cross director Mary Burton...
Ashland Court request denied (10/13/05)
A proposal to zone a 12-acre tract along Interstate 55 for apartments would ruin the family atmosphere in a recently developed subdivision, homeowners told the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday. The commission turned down the request of SEMO Land LLC for the rezoning. The request goes forward to the Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday evening, but managing partner Eric Marquart said it will likely be withdrawn...
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning action 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
n Recommended denial, at its Wednesday night meeting, the request of Dale LaFont and Roscoe Newbern to rezone 402 S. Kingshighway from M-1, light industrial district, to M-2, heavy industrial district, and for a special-use permit for a manufactured office unit...
Court briefs 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Cape man charged with raping 14-year-old Robert D. L. Maglone, 17, of Cape Girardeau was charged on Wednesday with rape of a 14-year-old girl. He is being held on a $5,000 cash-only bond. The incident reportedly occurred Sunday evening behind the Victory Outreach Church. ...
Two Scott City counselors aid Miss. school (10/13/05)
On Tuesday, Pass Christian School District in Pass Christian, Miss., had its first day of school since Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. Pass Christian, a city of about 7,500, is across from the St. Louis Bay on the Gulf Coast. The district is continually re-enrolling students because all of the files for all 2,000 of their students were lost during the hurricane...
Cape group seeking museum for children (10/13/05)
Thirteen residents met Wednesday night to discuss whether Cape Girardeau needs a children's museum. Martha Brown, who works in the city planning department, organized the meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library after attending a children's museum planning meeting in Normal, Ill., in August. She thinks Cape Girardeau needs a children's museum as well...
Dealing with a stronger germ (10/13/05)
Hospitals noticed it first. Then cases started appearing in nursing homes, in jails and among athletes who shared locker rooms. Now the infection is becoming more and more common in other settings. It is a dangerous form of staphylococcus that resists treatment with common antibiotics. And it can kill. In August the germ took the life of 4-year-old Ethan Patrick Williams of rural Perry County...
Committee introduces '40 Development Assets' (10/13/05)
The Youth Development Committee, under the Community Caring Council's Community Plan, will be introducing a nationally recognized initiative to the community. Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth is a national initiative to unite communities for children and adolescents...
Community briefs 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Capaha firetruck rally begins with parade The annual fire prevention parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hutson's Furniture parking lot on Main Street and ends at Capaha Park. The firetruck rally at Capaha Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes displays, firetruck rides and firefighter games. New games include the bed race and hot dog eating contest. For more information, call Sam Welker at 334-3211...
Vision 2020 presents certificates of appreciation (10/13/05)
Residents who have contributed to specific strategies in the Vision 2020 Community Plan were recently recognized with certificates. Pictured individuals and organizations will be considered to receive special recognition at the annual Awards of Distinction Breakfast in January...
Community cuisine 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Whole-hog sausage served at Shawneetown; Chili, chicken soup served at St. James; Chicken and dumpling and ham supper
Blast rocks pork plant in St. Joseph; one killed (10/13/05)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- One person was killed and at least 14 were injured -- three of them critically -- in an explosion Wednesday at a $130 million pork processing plant under construction. Battalion Chief Russell Moore estimated that five of the victims were blown out of the Triumph Foods plant around 2:45 p.m. when the explosion shook the neighborhood in southern St. Joseph...
Jackson claims barge caused levee breach (10/13/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson charged Wednesday that there is ample evidence that a runaway barge punched a hole in a barrier that led to the flooding of poor black neighborhoods in the eastern section of the city. Jackson's claims contradict what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said about what most likely caused the breach on the Industrial Canal...
Ill. leaders ask military to better serve families of soldiers (10/13/05)
CHICAGO -- After Gay and Fred Eisenhauer of Pinckneyville, Ill., learned their son had been killed while serving in Iraq in May, the couple traveled to the cargo area at Lambert Airport in St. Louis to get his body. Army Pfc. Wyatt Eisenhauer's flag-draped coffin was delivered to his parents in a crate-filled area of the airport where workers on break sat nearby smoking cigarettes...
St. Louis settles homeless lawsuit (10/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The city of St. Louis will pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing police of harassing and unjustly jailing homeless people to remove them from downtown during the 2004 Fourth of July weekend, under a settlement reached Wednesday. "This agreement makes it clear that sweeps violate the law and violate human dignity," said Washington University law professor Steven Gunn, an attorney for the plaintiffs...
Officials struggle to get first flu shots to highest-risk patients (10/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- Delayed vaccine shipments to some health departments and doctors' offices are hindering efforts to protect the highest-risk patients -- even as grocery stores open mass flu-shot clinics. Federal health officials insist there will be plenty of vaccine to go around in a few more weeks...
Ready for No. 17: Arkansas mom delivers 16th child (10/13/05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Michelle Duggar just delivered her 16th child, and she's already thinking about doing it again. Johannah Faith Duggar was born at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces. The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative, said Wednesday that mother and child were doing well. Johannah's birth was especially exciting because it was the first time in eight years the family has had a girl, he said...
Nation briefs 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
FEMA reconsiders ban on firearms at trailer park BATON ROUGE, La. -- Under pressure from gun rights groups, FEMA said Wednesday it is reconsidering a ban on firearms at a trailer park established to temporarily house Hurricane Katrina victims. "We've got attorneys who are looking at that as we speak and they're trying to figure out who wrote the rules, what the intent was," FEMA spokesman Butch Kinerney said. ...
States try to ease blow of heat bills (10/13/05)
Missouri has not announced any action to provide additional help for low-income families. With fuel bills expected to rise sharply this winter, several states are taking action now to cushion the blow to consumers. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Tuesday that major utility companies in his state will waive reconnection fees and suspend deposit requirements for low-income households. ...
Bush says religion a criterion for selecting Miers for court (10/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday his advisers were telling conservatives about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' religious beliefs because they are interested in her background and "part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion." "People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers," Bush told reporters at the White House. ...
New York Times reporter testifies again (10/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- In her second grand jury appearance, New York Times reporter Judith Miller on Wednesday recounted a previously undisclosed conversation she had with Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff about a critic of the Bush administration...
Business digest 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
British judge upholds Pfizer drug patent NEW YORK -- Pfizer Inc. won a significant victory on Wednesday when a British judge upheld a key patent covering its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor in the United Kingdom, but the medication still faces a similar yet more important case in the United States. Shares of the world's biggest drugmaker rose 2.2 percent. Judge Nicholas Pumfrey upheld the patent covering atorvastatin, Lipitor's active ingredient, but ruled that another patent was invalid...
Some fear Katrina will be used as urban renewal (10/13/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Clarence Rodriguez has ripped up the water-buckled floor tiles and is hard at work scraping mold off the walls of his home in the mostly black and impoverished Ninth Ward. But as for his neighbors, many have gathered up their belongings and left, with no intention of returning...
Search continues for the missing after New Hampshire floods (10/13/05)
ALSTEAD, N.H. -- Linda Pelow was in her house alone when the floodwaters suddenly surrounded it. "I grabbed the puppy and went up to the attic," she said. "It was like watching the tsunami come at me, because all of a sudden, here comes the mud."...
The ordeals of one isolated village in devastating earthquake (10/13/05)
Editor's note: An Associated Press reporter and photographer walked three hours from Muzaffarabad to Sanger, a mountain village isolated by landslides from South Asia's earthquake and cut off from aid relief. SANGER, Pakistan -- For four nights, the people of this ruined mountain village have slept in the cold, surrounded by hundreds of freshly dug graves and the cries of people injured in the weekend earthquake. There is no medicine here, little food and, until very recently, no help...
Syrian official found dead in his office (10/13/05)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's interior minister, who effectively controlled Lebanon for two decades, was found dead in his office Wednesday, days before the release of a U.N. report that could implicate high-ranking officials in the murder of Lebanon's former prime minister...
Iraqi parliament approves compromise deal on constitution (10/13/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi lawmakers approved a set of last-minute amendments to the constitution without a vote on Wednesday, sealing a compromise designed to win Sunni support and boost chances for the charter's approval in a referendum just three days away...
Kelly eliminated by Strafford in Class 2 tourney (10/13/05)
Kelly's dream of back-to-back Class 2 softball state championships was dashed Wednesday, as the Hawks fell to Strafford 4-2 in a sectional game at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The Hawks ended their season at 19-11, while Strafford improved to 26-1 and will play in a quarterfinal game Saturday...
'Bad things' end Chaffee's bid (10/13/05)
The state playoffs bring a different level of pressure, something that cannot be accounted for in practice. For most of the eight innings of Wednesday's Class 1 sectional softball game between Chaffee and Miller, the host Red Devils were able to handle the pressure of their first sectional appearance...
Central soccer turns back Jackson (10/13/05)
The Central boys soccer team scored two second-half goals to top visiting Jackson 3-1 on Wednesday. Cole Crist scored an unassisted goal 16 minutes into the game for Central (18-2-1), but Jackson knotted the score with a goal about 10 minutes later...
High school football: Week 7 (10/13/05)
Thursday Fort Zumwalt North (3-3) at Central (1-5), 7 p.m. ** Last year's meeting: Fort Zumwalt North 27, Central 0 Last week's games: Jackson 44, Central 0; FZN 21, St. Charles 0 Notes: Central's offense suffered through its worst game of the season with just 63 yards of offense in a rout at the hands of rival Jackson. ...
Bulldogs hold on for win (10/13/05)
The Notre Dame softball team survived a seventh-inning scare to defeat Fredericktown 5-4 in a Class 3 sectional game Wednesday at Park Hills, Mo. The Bulldogs (27-2) will take on Sullivan Saturday at Kirkwood for a berth in the Class 3 final four. The Bulldogs led 5-1 after six innings, but Fredericktown took advantage of three Notre Dame errors to score three unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. ...
Jackson takes aim at another division crown (10/13/05)
The Indians host Poplar Bluff on Friday in their SEMO North finale. With the district schedule just one week away, Jackson's football team will try to take care of its first goal of a conference championship Friday when it hosts Poplar Bluff in a SEMO North Division battle...
Former Mets player Swoboda will speak at Southeast (10/13/05)
Ron Swoboda doesn't really think Bob Gibson should have been outlawed from baseball. But that's the title of the talk the former major leaguer will give Monday night on the Southeast Missouri State campus...
Southeast men picked for 8th place in preseason poll (10/13/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Gary Garner did not expect his peers to think too highly of the Redhawks since they lost their top three scorers and top two rebounders from last year. So Garner was not surprised that the Redhawks finished tied for eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference's preseason poll announced Wednesday at the league's media day...
Redhawks hungry for OVC crown (10/13/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach B.J. Smith fully anticipated his team being the Ohio Valley Conference's preseason favorite...
Area sports digest 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Kluesners end up on top in horseshoes Jake Kluesner concluded the Southeast Missouri Horseshoes Association sesaon with the most points earned, but second-place Kory Kluesner was part of the winning team in the association's Tournament of Champions on Oct. 2 at the Backyard Horseshoe Club in Glenallen, Mo...
Sanders, Carpenter star in 5-3 victory (10/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- "Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!" There's a new Mr. October in the baseball playoffs. Reggie Sanders hit a two-run homer, extending his torrid postseason run, and Chris Carpenter pitched out of trouble to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Houston Astros 5-3 in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday night...
Stewart makes best of his bad days (10/13/05)
After a slew of troubles Sunday, the points leader finished fourth and padded his advantage. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- First the alternator belt failed on Tony Stewart's car, then the battery began to lose power. The only option was switching to a backup power source, and doing so meant turning off every fan inside his Chevrolet...
League doles out fines for incidents from last weekend (10/13/05)
NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Wednesday for punching an official during last Sunday's game with the New York Jets. Two other prominent players, Baltimore's Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed, were fined $15,000 each for making contact with an official during the Ravens' game in Detroit...
White Sox even series with 2-1 win on unusual finish (10/13/05)
CHICAGO -- The ninth inning was over. And then it wasn't. And then Joe Crede gave the White Sox what is sure to go down as one of the most disputed victories in playoff history. Given a second chance when plate umpire Doug Eddings called strike three -- but not the third out -- Chicago beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Wednesday night to even the best-of-seven AL Championship Series at a game apiece...
Texas tabbed as No. 1 in coaches preseason poll (10/13/05)
DALLAS -- Texas is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 title in a poll of the league's coaches. It's the first time league coaches have picked the Longhorns to win the conference crown. Texas received 10 of 12 first-place votes and 120 points...
Krzyzewski to coach U.S. basketball team (10/13/05)
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was picked to coach the U.S. basketball team for the 2006 world championships and 2008 Beijing Olympics, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hall of Famer was chosen during a USA Basketball conference call last week, said the person, who did not wish to be identified because the announcement has not been made. Official word was supposed to come Oct. 29...
Cardinals want to close old home out with title (10/13/05)
Busch Stadium, not your typical "cookie-cutter" ballpark, will be torn down after this season. ST. LOUIS -- Three giant cranes loom over the distinctive arched roof of Busch Stadium. Artwork, jerseys and other items are scattered throughout the home clubhouse, waiting to be autographed. A couple of old green seats, once located behind home plate, have been left near Reggie Sanders' locker...
Sounds like trouble (10/13/05)
Hearing loss occurs mostly with age. A breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear or changes in the eardrum or bones of the middle ear makes it difficult to hear some sounds. High blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease can also contribute to hearing loss, according to WebMD. Allergies, head colds, infections, trauma and some medications may cause a loss of hearing...
Health briefs/calendar 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Briefs ** Health fair and screening scheduled for Oct. 23 The Downtown Cape Girardeau Health Fair and Screening will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St. Screenings for depression/anxiety, blood pressure, glucose levels and pulmonary function will be available. There will also be information on health-related issues such as organ donation, massage therapy and counseling...
Dancing and a voice that defy gravity (10/13/05)
Oct. 13, 2005 Dear David, The dancers in Pilobolus do things with their bodies most of us could never do. They roll around on the floor in tandem to simulate waves. With their bodies they build structures for each other to climb on. Their bodies reacted effortlessly to each other, as if this is how all human beings once moved but have just forgotten how...
Optimism may help you live longer (10/13/05)
We all intuitively know how stress can age us. Just take the other day. After nine hours in the office, I spent another hour on the phone, getting commands from an annoying electronic voice to punch numbers that took me nowhere. On the way home, I suffered the shock of spending $60 to fill up my car. Splattering my groceries all over the ground as I open the front door, I discovered that my dog has decided to take off unannounced for a vacation somewhere south of here...
Della Stoops (10/13/05)
Della Mae Stoops, 82, of Scott City died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 11, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert and Josie Owens Graden. She and Thomas Stoops were married in 1941 in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 6, 2005...
Births 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Schuler; Boyd; Goodin; Pobst; Sisk; Richardet; McBryde; Landewee
Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
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Cape/Jackson police reports 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
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Out of the past 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 13, 1980 Republican congressional hopeful Bill Emerson defends his relationship with TRW Inc., and charges U.S. Rep. Bill D. Burlison with using "a tactic of innuendo" by implying there is something improper between TRW and himself; Emerson says he was director of federal relations and a registered lobbyist for TRW from November 1975 to Nov. 15, 1979, when he resigned to return to the 10th District to run for Congress...
Quiet consensus: II (10/13/05)
This is the second of two columns. The first part appeared Wednesday. The old debate whether Saddam Hussein was involved with al-Qaida is now calcified. Liberal conventional wisdom denies any such linkage since there is no firm evidence that Saddam knew of, or was involved in, the Sept. ...
Legal history (10/13/05)
Most Americans interested in U.S. Supreme Court vacancies and how they are filled are well aware that any president with the opportunity to nominate a chief justice and an associate justice stands a good chance of affecting judicial history in terms of key decisions over many years...
WD-40 is simple pigeon solution (10/13/05)
To the editor: No bird, pigeons included, tolerates the smell of WD-40. I have used it on my mailbox for years to keep the birds aloft. My information comes from the National Park Service, which uses WD-40 to keep pigeons off the Statue Of Liberty. Many large-city apartments use WD-40 on banisters. ...
Traveling student getting master's (10/13/05)
To the editor: In response to the story "A long ride to high school": This article struck home as our son went through the same thing from 1996 through 2000. He attended Notre Dame Regional High School and was hosted by two families for his first 1 1/2 years of school. ...
Let's restore the family unit (10/13/05)
To the editor; A friend once claimed that he and his girlfriend shared a house in England but had a no-sex relationship. I snickered when I read this. It is difficult to believe, in this day and age, that people actually love the Lord more than anything...
Speak Out 10/13/05 (10/13/05)
Paying the light bill; Favorite T-shirts; Don't judge quickly; Care for our own; Developing ideas; Deserve respect; Driving too fast; Neglect concerns; Meet with teachers; Cut the funding; Band fairness; Turning down work; Still judging; Movie tips
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