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Stories from Saturday, October 15, 2005

New mall store fills anchor spot (10/15/05)
Clothing retailer Steve & Barry's opened its doors in Cape Girardeau Friday, occupying an anchor spot at Westfield West Park that has sat vacant since Shopko closed its doors in 2001. Known for keeping all of its items under $10, the store carries clothing that features logos from local and state colleges and universities as well as a variety of top 25 colleges and universities, according to company spokesman Rick Gomes...
MoDOT awards ramp repair contract (10/15/05)
Southeat Missourian The Missouri Department of Transportation will repair the Interstate 55 ramps at the Scott City interchange using a new construction process. The state highway commission awarded a $155,061 contract Friday to Gaines Construction Inc. of Wentzville, Mo...
Cape Girardeau police bid farewell to chief Steve Strong with respect, laughter (10/15/05)
Capt. Carl Kinnison took over Strong's position on Friday. At the last stroke of midnight last night, a 29-year career ended for police chief Steve Strong and a new phase began for Capt. Carl Kinnison. The police department honored its retired chief at an informal party on Friday...
Juveniles charged with assault, concealing knife (10/15/05)
On Thursday, two juveniles were charged with assault, and one incurred a felony charge for concealing a knife at school. Officers responded at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday to a call that an 18-year-old man had been assaulted in his front yard on North Middle Street. ...
Scott County officials make plans for emergency action (10/15/05)
Recent disasters have taught county and city officials in Scott County a lesson -- preparation is key to managing the aftermath. Government officials have been working recently to solidify their disaster preparedness plans and coordinate county- and city-level planning...
Jackson Thespians present "The Butler Did It" (10/15/05)
Of all the styles of humor, and there are many, one of the easiest to pull off is stereotype humor. While easy, if done in a tasteful manner, it can also be very entertaining. The Jackson Thespians' high school production team knows this, which is what makes their stereotype-driven farce "The Butler Did It" one of the most entertaining high school productions to hit the stage in the past 10 months...
Students, faculty celebrate 'Alma Schrader Day' (10/15/05)
"Happy Alma Schrader Day!" cried poodle-skirted fourth-grader Mackenzie Patterson as if announcing her best friend's birthday. While Alma Schrader would most likely have appreciated the enthusiasm of the students and teachers, she probably would have disapproved of the rock 'n' roll played loudly at Friday's assembly at the school named for her...
73-year-old bicyclist in the hospital after collision with car windshield (10/15/05)
A 73-year-old bicyclist struck by a car Tuesday nearly went through the vehicle's windshield, a Cape Girardeau police spokesman said. Traffic was snarled near William Street and Interstate 55 for about an hour as police investigated the accident, which sent the bicyclist to Saint Francis Medical Center with serious injuries, Sgt. Barry Hovis said...
Hundreds file bankruptcy ahead of law change (10/15/05)
DENVER -- Hundreds of consumers across the nation crowded into courthouses Friday to file bankruptcy petitions to beat the start of a new federal law that sets stricter standards for seeking protection from creditors. ...
Smoking sections (10/15/05)
When homeowners burn leaves, they do more than get rid of their yard waste. They create a health problem, says one Cape Girardeau woman who wants the city council to limit such burning. Robin Boyer's 9-year-old daughter suffers from asthma. Smoke from homeowners burning leaves makes it harder for her daughter and other asthma sufferers to breathe outdoors, she said...
Religion briefs 10/15/05 (10/15/05)
Saturday; Sunday; Judgement House at by Lynwood Baptist ; Health fair, screening offered downtown; Spiritual emphasis at First Church of God; Ugly quilts on display at St. Vincent de Paul; Lutheran Fall Rally planned in Altenburg
Training a force of faith (10/15/05)
To say Mark Steiner has lived a simple life would be an understatement. Steiner, who was born and raised in Pocahontas, is a group chaplain for the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego. As a group chaplain, Steiner provides oversight, training and mentoring for 14 active duty chaplains and four reservist chaplains. While he has not been deployed to Iraq, he acknowledges the fact that he may possibly be deployed in the future...
Missouri Baptist Convention restores Old Bethel Church (10/15/05)
A white string tied to wooden stakes. A pile of 200-year-old logs and a stack of shovels. All lead up to one thing: The first Baptist church west of the Mississippi River is about to be resurrected. On Friday, those involved in the Old Bethel Baptist Church restoration project gathered at the site for a picnic and groundbreaking ceremony...
Judge says state must let inmate get abortion (10/15/05)
The decision brought an angry response from Gov. Matt Blunt, who signaled that the state will likely be forced to comply or face contempt charges. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- State officials late Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge's order requiring Missouri corrections officials to take an inmate to a St. Louis abortion clinic today...
FEMA still spending on contracts awarded with limited competition (10/15/05)
WASHINGTON -- The government is spending $347 million on Hurricane Katrina-related contracts that were awarded with little or no competition, despite a public pledge by FEMA's chief to reopen no-bid agreements. In its most recent weekly spending report to Congress, the Homeland Security Department detailed 73 contracts awarded on a basis of "other than full and open competition." Most of the contracts on the Oct. ...
Social Security checks- Biggest increase in 15 years (10/15/05)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security checks for nearly 50 million Americans are going up next year an average of $39 a month, the biggest boost in 15 years, although rising energy bills and higher Medicare premiums will erase a big chunk of the gain for many...
Rove makes final grand jury appearance in CIA leak case (10/15/05)
White House denials became "no comments" when Rove and Libby were named as sources for a magazine reporter. WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove testified to a grand jury for the fourth and final time Friday, smiling as he emerged from hours of questioning about his possible role in the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity...
Search for survivors ends in quake zone (10/15/05)
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- Rescue workers abandoned the search Friday for survivors trapped in the rubble of last week's earthquake, though individual efforts continued, with an 18-month-old girl pulled out alive from the ruins of her home. A top U.N. ...
Baghdad hit with blackout on eve of key vote (10/15/05)
Amid security concerns, Iraqis were hunkered down in their homes for most of the day. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents sabotaged power lines Friday, plunging the Iraqi capital into darkness and cutting off water supplies on the eve of a landmark vote on a constitution that would define democracy in Iraq...
'Dogs' Burger chews on pitchers (10/15/05)
Notre Dame junior first baseman Kristain Burger can change a game with a single swing. In a season where the Bulldogs have broke numerous school records, Burger has been front and center. She leads the team in nearly every offensive category, and has set school records in doubles (14), home runs (5), RBIs (40), hits (44) and slugging percentage (.777)...
Leopold wins MVC title (10/15/05)
The Leopold volleyball team rallied to defeat Zalma 20-25, 25-14, 25-9 in the Mississippi Valley Conference tournament championship game Friday night at Saxony Lutheran. Sophomores Cassi Jansen and Maddy Hutchings had nine and seven kills. Both had streaks in the final game which helped the Wildcats (18-4) defeat Zalma for the fifth time this year...
Pirates fall in final minute (10/15/05)
Perryville let a two-touchdown lead slip away and remained winless as visiting Fredericktown rallied for a 15-14 victory Friday night with a touchdown and conversion in the final minute. The Pirates (0-7) led 14-7 at halftime. Fredericktown (3-4) scored on a 6-yard run with 30 seconds remaining and added a successful two-point conversion for the lead...
Jackson wins SEMO North Conference with 28-14 victory over Poplar Bluff (10/15/05)
Through six games this season, Jackson's passing attack had been little more than an afterthought, with quarterback Rex Meyr throwing for more than 100 yards just once. With a chance to claim a second straight SEMO North Division title on the line on homecoming night Friday at Jackson, Meyr and the passing game which took center stage...
Young talent emerges at conference meet (10/15/05)
With district meets coming up, Central and Jackson both had underclassmen step forward. While Poplar Bluff's John-Mark Lewis and Central's John Kipper ran to an expected 1-2 finish in the boys race at the SEMO Conference cross country meet Thursday, the lead pack of girls weren't exactly recognizable...
Host Central tries to advance in today's sectional tourney (10/15/05)
While the Central girls tennis team already has two doubles teams qualified for the state tournament, the team has a chance to show its depth today when it hosts Parkway South in a Class 2 sectional dual meet. This is the second straight sectional appearance for the Tigers. Last year Central fell to Lafayette 5-4...
Redhawks spikers post sweep over Murray St. (10/15/05)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team climbed above .500 in Ohio Valley Conference play by rolling past visiting Murray State Friday night. The Redhawks won 30-23, 30-24, 30-24 to improve to 7-12 overall and 4-3 in the OVC. The Racers fell to 3-11 and 1-6...
Redhawks rejoin title hunt with 2-1 victory (10/15/05)
Southeast's victory over Jacksonville State loomed larger after a loss by OVC-leading Eastern Illinois. Southeast Missourian Lisa Schweppe said she works on the shot during every practice -- but she might have surprised even herself by how well she pulled it off in a game situation...
Johnson must pass entire field for victory (10/15/05)
CONCORD, N.C. -- If Jimmie Johnson is going to win his fourth consecutive race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, he'll have to earn it. Johnson changed the engine in his Chevrolet, a move that forfeited his third-place starting spot. He'll now have to start at the back of the pack for tonight's race and work his way to the front as he pursues yet another Charlotte victory. Johnson has won four of the past five races at Lowe's, including three straight...
Painful anniversary nears for Tavarez (10/15/05)
HOUSTON -- On Monday, it'll be a year since Cardinals reliever Julian Tavarez broke his left hand in two places punching a dugout phone in Game 4 of the NLCS in Houston. He carries a daily reminder, the somewhat twisted fingers the result of his decision to get an injection and keep pitching rather than put the hand in a cast and sit out the rest of the postseason...
Wie will play in final group in her first professional tournament (10/15/05)
For a 16-year-old girl, Michelle Wie knows plenty about the birds and bees. In an awesome display of birdies that shot her into contention Friday with a career-best 65, Wie got a fortuitous ruling at Bighorn Golf Club by getting relief from a desert bush where a few dozen bees were hovering...
White Sox strike early in 5-2 victory (10/15/05)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- No doubt about this one. Jon Garland and Paul Konerko made sure of that. Garland pitched a four-hitter, Konerko hit a two-run homer deep into the left-field seats in a three-run first inning and the Chicago White Sox silenced the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series...
Cards place Ankiel on 40-man roster (10/15/05)
HOUSTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of former pitcher Rick Ankiel, who just completed his first year as a minor league outfielder. Ankiel, 26, batted a combined .259 with 21 home runs and 75 RBIs in 85 games split between Double-A Springfield and Class A Quad Cities. He was demoted after a 1-for-21 start but finished strong at the Double-A level, driving in 30 runs with 10 homers and seven doubles in his final 28 games...
Streak busters (10/15/05)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame has seen this act before, the one where Southern Cal starts slow, gives its opponent a glimmer of hope and then puts the game away with ease. The Fighting Irish knew the plot before watching film of USC's last three wins against Oregon, Arizona State and Arizona. The Irish saw it up close last year, when the Trojans fell behind 10-3 to Notre Dame early in the second quarter, led 17-10 at halftime and then outscored the Irish 24-0 in the second half...
Cards face a legend in Astros' Clemens (10/15/05)
St. Louis will send Matt Morris to the mound against one of the best pitchers in baseball history. HOUSTON -- The last time we saw Roger Clemens, he was riding in from the bullpen for his first relief appearance in 21 years and rescuing the Astros in the longest postseason game ever played...
May one never die too soon (10/15/05)
May one never die too soon As a young adult I occasionally thought about when I would die. Since young people often feel they're immortal, I visualized what I'd like to accomplish before my death. I fabricated images of the perfect time, and life conditions I wanted before I passed --as if I had a choice. However, as I matured I adopted a new outlook about when the right time to die may be...
Margaret Barks (10/15/05)
Margaret Barks, 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at her home in Jackson. She was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late Ferdinand and Claudina Balsman Jaco. Margaret graduated from Jackson High School in 1945, and was an avid supporter of the Jackson Indians. She was proud to be a member of the Jackson community...
Births 10/15/05 (10/15/05)
Herring; Simmons; Harris; Cochran; Niswonger; Riegert; Garrison
Police reports 10/15/05 (10/15/05)
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Out of the past 10/15/05 (10/15/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 15, 1980 A proposal to construct sidewalks near several Cape Girardeau schools met heavy resistance at a public hearing last night from residents in the neighborhoods where these walks would be built; about 100 residents attended the two-hour hearing at city hall, most of whom indicated to the city council they are against construction of sidewalks on their streets...
Saving money (10/15/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt and Office of Administration director Mike Keathley have saved state taxpayers $30.2 million through implementation of executive orders and replacing a major contract while (in most of the decisions) improving citizen services. As I understand it, last fall Keathley, who headed up Blunt's transition team, noted a one-bidder contract up for renewal to a St. Louis firm that charged the state $40.4 million the previous year for non-emergency medical transportation services...
Government notice (10/15/05)
St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press Gov. Matt Blunt's Government Review Commission is setting up a debate over the price of sunshine. That's healthy. The governor brought the commission together to find ways to make state government more efficient and save taxpayers money. That's good...
Flat tuition (10/15/05)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch For parents trying to pay for college, one sticker shock is enough. To repeat the jolt annually for four years can wreak havoc with family finances. Consider the frayed finances of those writing tuition checks for University of Missouri seniors. Since 2002, they've seen annual price bumps of 19.8 percent, 14.8 percent, 7.5 percent and 3.5 percent...
Welcome, Commander (10/15/05)
December, Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. will move into the hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport formerly leased to Renaissance Aircraft. The company expects its first plane to be completed in its new facility by next summer...
Speak Out 10/15/05 (10/15/05)
No safe place; Apply some pressure; Try to understand; Feeding at the trough; Corporate welfare; Thanks for the help; Lights on Linden; Utility costs
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