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Stories from Thursday, July 20, 2006

Local Guard activated for St. Louis cleanup (07/20/06)
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has mobilized Missouri National Guard troops and airmen to support storm recovery efforts in the St. Louis area. "The Missouri National Guard is proud to help the St. Louis area through this difficult time," said Maj. Gen. King Sidwell. "We are your hometown guard and we are here when you need us."...
McCaskill blasts Big Oil (07/20/06)
Federal energy policy gives too much away to big oil companies and shortchanges renewable fuel production, U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill said Wednesday. In a Cape Girardeau stop billed as a forum on energy independence, McCaskill, a Democrat, alternately denounced the Republican incumbent, U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, and promoted broader investments in solar and wind power and emerging technology to produce ethanol from wood and plant materials...
Cape roundabout will be smoothed out in early fall (07/20/06)
Drivers of big rigs and school buses rejoice. Sometime early in the fall, the roundabout at the intersection of Silver Springs and Gordonville roads in Cape Girardeau will be friendlier to large vehicles. As part of the city's annual overlay project, subcontractors will lay 4 inches of asphalt on the roundabout, making the driving lane flush with the inner concrete section...
Carbon monoxide inhalation kills Cape resident over the weekend (07/20/06)
Lethal levels of carbon monoxide took the life of a Cape Girardeau resident early Saturday morning. According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Bette Wiist, 81, accidentally left her car's engine running in the garage on Friday evening. As Wiist slept throughout the night, the car's engine ran. Carbon monoxide was sucked in through the home's air-conditioning unit, which was in the garage, and dispersed into Wiist's home...
No rush to apply (07/20/06)
Since Missourians were given the right to carry concealed firearms in 2004, more than 900 permits have been issued in Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry and Bollinger counties. To some officials and permit advocates, that number is lower than expected. "We were concerned when it started there'd be a big rush," Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said. So far, Perry County has had 61 applications for concealed gun permits; 58 have been granted and three are pending...
Some Democrats lagging behind in campaign funds (07/20/06)
Two Democrats challenging Republican incumbents for Missouri House seats in Southeast Missouri lag far behind their opponents in money available for the contests. Neither candidate, however, reports being discouraged by the mismatched bank accounts. Instead, they contend they will are having no trouble raising money and said the actions of the GOP-controlled legislature have upset voters...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 07/20/06 (07/20/06)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra to give preview of upcoming concert season (07/20/06)
Fans of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will once again get a chance to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming concert season before it begins. On Sunday a small chamber orchestra made up of members from the larger ensemble will deliver a free performance to preview the season in the third annual Symphony Preview concert...
Correction 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
In Wednesday's paper, incorrect information was provided by the Jackson Police Department regarding a summons. Carol S. Craft never received a summons.
Cape Girardeau appoints new director of inspection services (07/20/06)
Cape Girardeau has appointed Tim Morgan, 56, of Fredericktown, Mo., the new director of inspection services in the city's Inspections Division. Mike Conrad had been serving as the interim director since Robb McClary resigned from the post in March...
Local hospital going smoke-free (07/20/06)
On Sept. 1, Southeast Missouri Hospital will no longer allow smoking in or outside of its buildings. From that date on, smoking will be prohibited for patients, employees and visitors within the buildings or on the grounds of Southeast Missouri Hospital and its leased buildings. All other tobacco products will be similarly banned...
Military digest 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Bachler graduates from basic training Army National Guard Pfc. April L. Bachler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Marlene Williams of Perryville, Mo. Bachler is a 1984 graduate of Perryville High School...
Garden club makes Chateau bloom (07/20/06)
The Chateau Garden club was formed recently to beautify and maintain the existing Chateau Gardens while encouraging residents to create beauty in their own window boxes and on balconies. The group's mission is achieved with the help of Master Gardeners and through the exchange of information between one another. The Chateau's own Master Gardener, Marge Bauerle has directed and planned the focus of the group's work: the Assisted Living Courtyard...
Community digest 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Community Caring Council meeting...
Jackson Municipal Band prepares for weekly concert (07/20/06)
The Jackson Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at 8 p.m. tonight at Jackson City Park Band Shell. Special guests include a bluegrass trio, Pickin' Pennies. The band performance includes "Tony Bennett: Unplugged," "Tribute," a march dedicated to the late Carl Penzel...
New Hamburg Talent Contest results (07/20/06)
Results of the New Hamburg Talent Contest, held last week, were: Selected to compete at Mid-South Fair, Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 22 to Oct. 1 were:...
Author will visit branches of Riverside Regional Library (07/20/06)
Ruth Irene Garrett, author of "Crossing Over, My Amish Heritage" and most recently, "Born Amish" (written with Deborah Morse Kahn, a specialist in ethnic and religious communities), will be at three Riverside Regional branches. Garrett's stories include specifics about growing up in the Amish farming community of Kalona, Iowa, and the change to modern life when she left the Amish faith and her family in 1996...
College Democrats convention to be held in St. Louis (07/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The College Democrats National Convention will begin here starting today, with students from around the country and top party leaders hoping to organize and energize young voters before November's midterm elections. About 400 students are expected to attend the meeting and hear speeches from the likes of party Chairman Howard Dean; House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; and retired Gen. Wesley Clark...
DNA evidence frees man in prison for 23 years (07/20/06)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The evidence against Johnny Briscoe was overwhelming, and his alibi was flimsy. But the man sentenced in 1983 to spend decades in prison for rape was innocent. Twenty-three years later, Briscoe walked out of the state prison in Charleston on Wednesday a free man after DNA testing at two labs confirmed another man was the rapist...
House passes bill shielding Pledge of Allegiance from federal court rulings (07/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- The House, citing the nation's religious origins, voted Wednesday to protect the Pledge of Allegiance from federal judges who might try to stop schoolchildren and others from reciting it because of the phrase "under God." The legislation, a priority of social conservatives, passed 260-167. It now goes to the Senate, where its future is uncertain...
Guard leaders say Pentagon slow to address burden on citizen soldiers (07/20/06)
SAN ANTONIO -- The nation's laws and policies aren't changing fast enough to reflect the increasing demands on citizen soldiers, top commanders of the National Guard and reserves told an independent commission Wednesday. "I think we're not changing and shaping our forces for the threats that are out there today," said Vice Admiral John Cotton, chief of the Navy Reserve...
Bush vetoes stem-cell funding bill (07/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush rejected legislation Wednesday that could have multiplied the federal money going into embryonic stem-cell research, making an emotionally charged life-and-death issue the first veto of his presidency. A few hours later, the House voted 235-193 to overturn Bush's veto, 51 short of the required two-thirds majority...
Senate vote requires review of Corps flood control projects (07/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Wednesday to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to submit flood control projects for review by an outside panel after senators cited New Orleans levees as a tragic example of agency shortcomings. The Corps historically has operated with little oversight except from a small number of lawmakers who control its budget, allowing -- according to its critics -- wasteful spending and a failure to focus on projects posing the greatest flooding risks...
Thousands of foreigners flee Lebanon war zone (07/20/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Israeli troops punched into south Lebanon on Wednesday as warplanes flattened houses and buildings including one thought to hold Hezbollah's top leaders, intensifying an offensive despite mounting international pressure and a Lebanese appeal to spare the country further death and devastation...
14 Palestinians die in Israeli raids in Gaza, West Bank (07/20/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli forces killed 14 Palestinians in fighting in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday as the army pressed a wide-ranging offensive against militants. The raids were the latest in a three-week operation that began after Hamas-linked militants captured an Israeli soldier. The fighting has persisted even as Israel waged a second battle with Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon after they seized two soldiers last week...
Central hires Huff to coach volleyball (07/20/06)
Things have come full circle for Central's volleyball program with the hiring of Charity Huff as head coach. Huff nearly was hired prior to the 2003 season, but ultimately Maile Gannon took over the Tigers' volleyball team. Huff, who previously was an assistant at Woodland and has coached junior high basketball the last few years at Central, will now get her chance to take over the program after Gannon left to coach at rival Jackson...
Parks & Recreation Department standings 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Standings Boys High school summer basketball Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department 6 on 6 sand volleyball Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department...
Bowling scores 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Bowling scores West Park Lanes Submitted July 17 MEN High games: Trae Bertrand 279, Nathan Nichols 278, Eddie Phillips 252, Bill Hanlon 247, Dennis W. Turner 246, Gordon Varney 238, Bryan McCoy 237, Jimmy Stone 236, Codey Williams 235, Bob Hardy 233, Everette Woods 231, Zel Evans 231, Roy Aldrich 228, James Richardson 228, Sam Bell 226...
Home run derby results 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
5- and 6-year-olds Girls (throwing) -- 1, Shelby Bauwens; 2, Peyton Maintz; 3, Mackenzie Stroup. Boys (throwing) -- 1, Tyler Harris; 2, Cole Welker; 3, Sean Cheney. Girls (hitting) -- 1, Shelby Bauwens; 2, Peyton Maintz; 3, Molly Parker. Boys (hitting) -- 1, Cole Welker; 2, Sean Cheney; 3, Tyler Harris...
Cape launches bid to capture Senior Babe Ruth state crown (07/20/06)
The Cape Girardeau Pepsi Mid-America Senior Babe Ruth baseball team will begin its quest for a state title today when the eight-team state tournament gets underway at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Pepsi Mid-America, which finished second in the Dexter Conference North Division behind Charleston, earned a spot in the tournament due to the host squad's automatic berth...
Heating up: Sarah Ford collects trophies over the summer (07/20/06)
Sarah Ford goes for a hat trick this weekend. The 16-year-old tennis player, who will be a junior at Central High School in the fall, has competed in two tournaments this summer. She has won them both. Ford attempts to keep her perfect record intact in Columbia, Mo., this weekend at an endorser tournament. Her first match is at noon Friday...
Area sports digest 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Fultz places first at national games Daniel Fultz picked up a first-place medal in one of his three events at the inaugural Special Olympics National Games, which took place July 2 through 7 in Ames, Iowa. Fultz, 23, of Cape Gir-ardeau, was first in the 100 meters for Division 26 with a time of 14.99 seconds...
Dunklin County applies heat, routs Cape 20-4 (07/20/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Before the first inning had ended Wednesday night in the District 14 tournament at Harmon Field, Cape Girardeau American Legion Post 63 coach Dave Meyr was already trying to figure out how to conserve pitching. Dunklin County scored nine first-inning runs en route to a 20-4, seven-inning rout in a winner's bracket game...
Bonds probe reaches key juncture (07/20/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal investigation of Barry Bonds approaches a key juncture today, with the grand jury probing the baseball star for perjury and tax evasion set to expire and a possible indictment of Bonds looming. Bonds' personal trainer, Greg Anderson, also was awaiting a key ruling from a federal appeals court that could release him from prison, where he was sent earlier this month after refusing to testify against his childhood friend...
Storm at Busch injures 30 people (07/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Thirty people were injured as high wind blew out press box windows, overturned portable concession stands and ripped the tarp at new Busch Stadium on Wednesday night before the Cardinals' game against the Atlanta Braves was scheduled to start...
Landis loses lead, all hopes of victory (07/20/06)
LA TOUSSUIRE, France -- In a single torturous Alpine stage, Floyd Landis' lead and chance for a Tour de France victory slipped away almost pitifully Wednesday as rider after rider passed him on the punishing final climb. Abandoned by his teammates, Landis fell apart, dropped to 11th place and lost the leader's yellow jersey a day after regaining it in a spectacular ride up the famed L'Alpe d'Huez...
Redbirds end Braves' hot run with 8-3 win (07/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter shut down a surging Atlanta Braves offense and Jim Edmonds hit a three-run homer, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-3 victory on a stormy Wednesday night. The Cardinals rebounded from a pair of defeats by 15-3 and 14-5 scores after a storm injured 30 people, blew out press box windows, overturned portable concession stands and ripped the tarp at new Busch Stadium, causing a delay of 2 hours, 12 minutes...
Tiger defends title weeks after missing cut at U.S. Open (07/20/06)
HOYLAKE, England -- The lazy atmosphere of late afternoon on the day before the British Open transformed into a minor frenzy in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse Wednesday. Photographers scrambled for position in front of the practice green. Fans strolling toward the gates fought for a view behind the ropes. Even some of the players stopped what they were doing to watch...
Barbaro remains stable but still has uphill fight (07/20/06)
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Day to day, for six straight days now, the reports on Barbaro have been good. Good vitals, good attitude, stable. Dr. Dean Richardson is looking way beyond those daily updates, however. "His condition is not likely to change really fast any time soon," said Richardson, the chief surgeon attending the Kentucky Derby winner at the New Bolton Center. "We're in a marathon at this point...
Sports briefs 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Motorsports; Soccer
All the options (07/20/06)
An 18-year-old woman suspects she is pregnant. She doesn't know where to go or whom to talk to. First, she needs a pregnancy test. Numerous places in Southeast Missouri offer free confidential tests. Birthright International's Cape Girardeau chapter and Crisis Pregnancy Center counsel those getting pregnancy tests. ...
Health briefs/calendar 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Briefly Parents of children ages 2 through 7 who are coping with a strong-willed child are invited to a free program about "The Defiant Child," to be held July 27 at Southeast Missouri Hospital from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room. Theresa Lumos, a children's and family therapist at Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center, will help participants learn proven strategies to deal with stubborn, strong-willed or defiant children. ...
Keeping track of a cat (07/20/06)
July 20, 2006 Dear Patty, When DC agreed to feed our neighbor Robyn's cat while she was out of the country for three weeks, I had reason to worry. I reassured myself that Sunday, Robyn's cat, is an outdoor cat. Outdoor cats practically take care of themselves...
Keeping friendships as we age (07/20/06)
Everybody's social network is shrinking. That is what the latest research shows, according to Dr. Judy Stephens Long, a specialist in adult development at Fielding University. "The average number of close friends has shrunk from something like three to one," says Dr. Long. She also cautions: "It is important not to take a trend that seems to be general and decide that it is a product of aging."...
Georgia Puchbauer (07/20/06)
Georgia Ruth Puchbauer, 82, of Scott City died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 21, 1923, at Illmo, daughter of Eric and Eva R. Cantrell Kjer. She and Elmer Leon Puchbauer were married May 27, 1944, in Denton, Texas. He died Oct. 24, 1991...
Odetta Burnham (07/20/06)
PATTON, Mo. -- Odetta Ann Burnham, 73, of Patton died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Bessville, Mo., daughter of Loyd Daniel and Martha Ann Cureton Masters. She and Bobby Ray Burnham Sr. were married Jan. 19, 1952, in St. Louis...
Montell White (07/20/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Montell R. White, 92, of Anna died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Cambria, Ill., daughter of George and Mamie Modglin Pearson. She and Tim Ross White were married July 12, 1934, in Ullin, Ill. He died March 7, 1997...
Zula Melvin (07/20/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Zula Mae Melvin, 81, of San Antonio, Texas, was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Tamms, fifth daughter of George and Osee Crocker Harvell. They preceded her in death. She went to be with her Lord Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 5:50 p.m. while being cared for in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Baker in San Antonio, at the age of 81 years, seven months, and 16 days...
LaVerne Krone (07/20/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LaVerne M. Krone, 84, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 9:23 p.m. at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Jan. 22, 1922, in St. Louis, daughter of Martin J. and Edna A. Chambers Schwerzler. LaVerne and Robert T. Krone were married Oct. 18, 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973...
Concordia Voepel (07/20/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Concordia I. Voepel, 85, of Altenburg died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Altenburg, daughter of Alfred and Theresia Hunt Meinz. She married Bernhardt W. Voepel, who died March 18, 1984...
James Reinagel (07/20/06)
James P. "Jim" Reinagel, 78, of Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau, formerly of Kelso, Mo., was delivered into the hands of his heavenly family Tuesday, July 18, 2006. Jim was born July 31, 1927, in Kelso, son of William and Regina Leible Reinagel. He and Sylvia Marie Essner were united in holy matrimony April 28, 1951, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo., by the Rev. Herbert Melies...
Gerald Kaiser (07/20/06)
Gerald "Buck" Kaiser, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Births 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Day; Klipfel; McCord
Cape police reports 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
25 years ago: July 20, 1981 Should the two major postal unions -- the American Postal Workers Union and the Letter Carriers Association -- walk off the job at midnight tonight, there is a possibility that National Guard units throughout Missouri and the nation would be called on to keep the mail moving...
School planning (07/20/06)
The Cape Girardeau School Board put its stamp of approval on a five-year strategic plan this week, culminating months of review and discussion that involved more than 100 educators and district patrons. It is likely that individuals outside the school system will focus on two of the six main areas affected by the strategic plan: facilities and finance. New facilities are always high-profile projects in the community. And the financing to pay for new facilities affects the district's taxpayers...
Incumbents ignore will of people (07/20/06)
To the editor: In our Congress we have a 98 percent retention rate of incumbents. The Soviet Politburo had a 92 percent retention rate. Look what happened to them. The people no longer have control or a true voice in our government. We are fast becoming a fascist government, defined as a government owned and controlled by corporations and the military-industrial complex...
County patrol ratio is even worse (07/20/06)
To the editor: Thanks for allowing me to respond to a Speak Out comment titled "Skewed statistics." First off, the numbers are not skewed. The total population of Cape Girardeau County is 71,161. Of the total, 35,993 live in Cape Girardeau, 12,751 live in Jackson and the remaining 22,417 live in the out-county area. ...
Speak Out 7/20/06 (07/20/06)
More eyesores; No F students; Stem-cell data; Purchasing power; Uncluttered city; Traffic flow; Maintain roads; No more favoritism; Cartoon message; Weedy streets; Fix city streets; Get involved; Lack of modesty; GOP strategy; Booster-seat control; Not just conservatives; Everyone do a little; Spreading terrorism; Walking signs; Paying and dancing; Tax revenue
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