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Stories from Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Two teens charged in Jackson shooting; no one injured (08/08/06)
Two teenage brothers were charged Tuesday in connection to a shooting in Jackson. Cody A. Reid, 17, was charged with misdemeanor discharging a firearm across a public highway and tampering with evidence. He is accused of firing a rifle into a crowd, striking a car window Monday night. No one was hurt...
High pollen count spurs allergies (08/08/06)
To hear Karen Anderson tell it, she's pretty much a sneeze waiting to happen. "I'm allergic to pretty much everything you breathe in the air," she said. "And people who don't have allergies don't have a clue about how bad allergies are." For Anderson -- and some of the patients she sees as a Cape Girardeau allergy nurse -- when pollen counts get high, the quality of living gets low...
U.S. Senate seat hopefuls to appear on 'Meet the Press' (08/08/06)
Two contenders for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" for a debate this fall. Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and his challenger, Democratic candidate Claire McCaskill, will appear on the program Oct. 8, according to a news release from McCaskill's campaign. ...
Cape's sign ordinance changed (08/08/06)
The Cape Girardeau City Council Monday night made changes to the city's controversial sign ordinance but put off discussion of other amendments, including one that would allow directional signs for garage sales. An approved amendment will allow businesses in commercial and manufacturing zones to display one banner sign on a temporary basis. The change was requested by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, which had complained that restrictions on advertising hurt business...
Richards gets 15 years for shooting, drug charges (08/08/06)
The gunman who killed a 17-year-old youth in Cape Girardeau in January received a 15-year prison sentence Monday. Circuit Judge William Syler sentenced Bernard Richards, 19, of Ullin, Ill., to seven years' imprisonment for felony involuntary manslaughter. Richards also received an 8-year prison sentence for possession of a controlled substance in an unrelated case...
Area restaurant not complying with routine water testing (08/08/06)
Thirty-seven public drinking water systems in the state, including one in Cape Girardeau County, have failed to comply with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources testing requirements. The Corner Store and Cafe on Highway 34 in Burfordville failed to report water samples to DNR during March, April and last September. ...
4 offer testimony at Cape mental health meeting (08/08/06)
A task force reviewing Missouri's troubled mental health system must provide short-term corrections while also recommending the best long-term actions to strengthen the program, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Monday. The most important issue, Kinder said during a joint interview with interim department director Ron Dittemore, was safety of the people under the care of the Department of Mental Health...
Councilwoman's spouse charged with drug possession (08/08/06)
The husband of a Cape Girardeau city councilwoman has been charged with cocaine possession and drunken driving. Brian Tracy, 53, of 689 Highland Drive, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended. The license suspension was due to an alcohol-related offense, according to the probable cause statement...
Scott City Council changes alcohol ordinances (08/08/06)
The Scott City Council voted unanimously Monday night to give businesses that sell alcohol more incentive not to violate city code. The votes came a little more than a month after the city council decided to put two businesses -- Larry's Store 24 and Rhodes Travel Center -- on extended liquor licenses until Oct. 2 to test their compliance with rules against selling alcohol to minors...
Plan your party (08/08/06)
So you want to go out for a night on the town. Well before you head out in your best duds it's smart to plan out your evening of excess. Cape's downtown is no place to go all willy-nilly, especially if you're new in town or trying out the night scene for the first time (that includes you, college kids)...
August events calendar (08/08/06)
THROUGH AUGUST 26 The Southeast Missouri Arts Council hosts exhibitions by Cape Girardeau artist James V. Parker and Oklahoma artist Nicholas Kyle. Parker's work includes collage and multimedia pieces and Kyle's work is made up of sculptural boxes and paintings. For more information call 334-9233...
The lost Python classic: "Erik the Viking" (1989) (08/08/06)
Every now and again a film comes along that is dismissed by critics, goes widely unseen by the general public, and yet is still considered a great film by those who have seen it.  I am here to tell you about a movie that falls within this wasteland of great, but underrated films. I speak, of course, of the classic film "Erik The Viking." ...
So you want to be an author? (08/08/06)
Trying to become a published author is something akin to trying to get a record contract -- too many fish in the pond, not enough food or oxygen. If you want your work published, there's a distinct possibility you'll try for years and years. In the end, what was it all for? Absolutely nothing (kind of like war, eh?)...
Break up already! (08/08/06)
Anyone who has "accidentally" watched an episode of Maury or Jerry Springer has seen this scene: a woman bawling over some guy in a wife-beater who's cheated on her 12 or so times. The inevitable question is, "Why do you stay with him?" The answer? "But ah luhve him."...
Two wolves and a sheep (08/08/06)
Some old guy who is probably long dead once said, "As long as there is man there will be war."  I think that it can also be said as long as there is war there will be war protesters. With that in mind I took in the July 20 demonstration at Capaha Park, which was organized by the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice. Armed with my digital recorder and fountain soda, I informed them that I wasn't a participant but an observer for OFF. This made the SEMOCPJ leadership squirm a little...
Over the river and into your ears (08/08/06)
I know we have that new bridge and all, but if you're anything like me you rarely see the point of heading over into Illinois (unless you're hungry for "hushpuppies," of course). But now there might not be any reason to leave anymore. That bridge can be used for coming, too, and that's what several bands from Southern Illinois have been doing lately. Here are a few things about three of those bands:...
Southeast football hopes for a good year (08/08/06)
Like most coaches, Tony Samuel doesn't put a whole lot of stock into preseason predictions. So Samuel is not flustered by the fact his first Southeast Missouri State football squad was picked to finish dead last in the nine-team Ohio Valley Conference...
Doctors v. Lawyers (08/08/06)
The lawyers are none too happy with the doctors. No, it's not because they lost a class-action lawsuit against a local clinic. It's because they're sick of losing to the medical community in the annual Doctors v. Lawyers basketball game. Sore losers...
Jeff Robinson comes out (08/08/06)
Since opening the Cape Club Complex, Jeff Robinson has been one of the most visible members of Cape's gay community. Even straight people know his name and face -- many of them visit his bar for fun entertainment that includes some of the best "female impersonator" shows in the area...
Let the invasion begin (08/08/06)
So here we are, folks. We've made it all the way to August. Congrats one and all. Shots of Jaegermeister all around. Now that we've made it over the hump of blistering mid-summer, life is about to change drastically for all of us Cape nightcrawlers...
Summer splash (08/08/06)
Paving underway on Scott City's Main Street (08/08/06)
For the next week motorists using Main Street in Scott City can expect nighttime delays. Crews with Apex Paving Co. began work Monday evening on the resurfacing of Main Street from just west of Interstate 55 to Route N on the city's eastern end. Traffic was reduced to one lane in work areas, causing some traffic delays Monday night. Work started on the east end of town near Old Illmo, where fewer cars travel Main Street than in the area closer to I-55...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action items 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
Public hearings Action items Power and light committee Street committee Amendments...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
Public hearings Consent ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Liquor licenses Other...
Emerson's annual farm tour heads to three counties (08/08/06)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, began her annual farm tour of the 8th Congressional District Monday visiting farms in New Madrid, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. This is the 25th Emerson Farm Tour, with Jo Ann carrying on the tradition started by her late husband Bill Emerson. She says the timing of the tour is especially important because the Farm Bill, which sets agricultural production and prices, is set for reauthorization in 2007...
Learning briefs 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
Extra Credit; Seyer select as 'Best Teacher'
Saxony Lutheran top students (08/08/06)
The Southeast Missourian is recognizing 2006 valedictorians and salutatorians from local high schools. To submit graduates from your school, contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at 335-6611, extension 128 or e-mail cmiller@semissourian.com Parents -- Wayne and Donna Schwiesow...
Oil prices climb more than $2 (08/08/06)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- BP said Monday it discovered corrosion so severe that it will have to replace 16 miles of pipeline at the huge Prudhoe Bay oil field -- work that could shut down the nation's single biggest source of domestic crude for months and drive gasoline prices even higher...
Redhawks open with conditioning test (08/08/06)
Tony Samuel doesn't quite know how well-conditioned his Southeast Missouri State football team is right now. But Samuel's first glance at the Redhawks during Monday afternoon's official start of preseason workouts was mostly positive. "Physically, they look better not only from when we got here but from when they left [following last semester]," said Samuel, Southeast's first-year head coach. "Some guys changed their bodies for the better."...
Area sports digest 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
Sanders wins ladies title at Kimbeland Margaret Sanders defeated Vicki Long in a playoff Sunday to win the Kimbeland Country Club Ladies Golf Championship. Sanders holed a putt from about 18 feet for a birdie on the third sudden death playoff hole. Sanders and Long both finished with 36-hole totals of 16-over-par 156. Sanders had rounds of 80 and 76, while Long had rounds of 77 and 79...
Pool of confusion: Scott's entry classification is under question days before nationals (08/08/06)
Susan Beth Scott and her family are learning international politics plays a part in all sports -- even Paralympic events. Scott, a swimmer with the Gators Swim Team, heads to San Antonio, Texas, this week, unsure if she will swim in one or three events at the U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships...
Newton Rebels eliminate Capahas from NBC World Series (08/08/06)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Plaza Tire Capahas' run at the National Baseball Congress World Series finally came to an end Monday morning. Plaza Tire, after posting three consecutive wins from the losers bracket following a first-round setback, was defeated 5-3 by the Newton (Kan.) Rebels...
Unpredictable: Marquis has 12 wins but little consistency (08/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- From one start to the next, Jason Marquis keeps the St. Louis Cardinals guessing. The right-hander is among the league leaders with 12 wins, but twice has given up double-digit runs and is saddled with a 5.68 ERA. His next stab at establishing consistency comes tonight in Cincinnati against Eric Milton...
Redbirds rip Reds in Central showdown (08/08/06)
CINCINNATI -- Maybe it was only one good night for the St. Louis Cardinals, who didn't want to read too much into their most lopsided victory of the season. The scoreboard suggested otherwise. Yadier Molina homered during a tone-setting, five-run first inning Monday night and drove in four runs overall, leading St. Louis to a 13-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and the early advantage in their pivotal matchup...
Frerotte likes fit with his former coach (08/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- After practice Monday, Gus Frerotte wore a T-shirt around Rams Park that read: "Life is good." So far in his brief tenure with his new team, life has been good for the 35-year-old quarterback entering his 13th NFL season. Joining a team with a strong offense that includes Pro Bowl receivers like Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce suits Frerotte, even if he comes in as the backup to Marc Bulger...
James, Anthony lead U.S. to 119-73 beating of China (08/08/06)
GUANGZHOU, China -- With Yao Ming out with an injured left foot, China never had a chance against the powerful United States. LeBron James scored 22 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 to lead the Americans to a 119-73 win over China on Monday. "We are always going to be ready to play. ...
Landis goes on media blitz after latest test (08/08/06)
Floyd Landis took shots at cycling and anti-doping officials in his first interview since a second drug test showed he had synthetic testosterone in his body during his Tour de France victory. In an interview with USA Today in Monday editions, the American cyclist said he has been treated unfairly and cannot properly defend himself against doping accusations...
Pulling off fall's fashions (08/08/06)
I once heard a friend say that girls who wear pointy shoes are high maintenance, after which I vowed that I would never buy anything "fashionable" again. I'm not from around here. I come from a land of knee-length shorts and sweaters, and I'm not ashamed of that. All that being said, I can honestly say that I never saw myself wearing black leggings with skulls and crossbones on them -- not in a million years...
Parents get lesson on school rules (08/08/06)
I hadn't spent a whole day in high school in more than three decades. Not until last Friday. I spent the day with my teenage daughter, Becca, getting a full day of orientation at Cape Girardeau Central High School. With Becca being an incoming freshman, I'm sure I'll see a lot of the school over the next four years...
Are the best things in life really free? (08/08/06)
As impossible as it may seem, my junior year of college is rapidly approaching. This, along with the retail job I've held for more than a year, is scaring the bejesus out of me. What happened to the wonder years? Come back high school! Come back prom! Come back Trigonometry! Wait -- scratch that one...
Sluggish ticket sales bring changes to Dixie Chicks tour (08/08/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chicks' Web site...
Luvene Duckworth (08/08/06)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Luvene Duckworth, 80, of Dongola died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at the home of a son in Dongola. She was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Salem, Ky., daughter of Duke and Leona Lloyd Long. She and Justus Duckworth were married Oct. 2, 1939. Duckworth was a member of First Baptist Church...
Gilberte Malone (08/08/06)
Gilberte France Malone, 84, of Dixon, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Boutiers St. Trojan, France, daughter of James and France Barrit Merzereau. She and Henry E. Malone were married April 5, 1973, in Cape Girardeau...
Bettie Moore (08/08/06)
Bettie Mae Moore, 83, of Fredericktown, Mo., passed away Monday, July 31, 2006. She was a 20-year resident of the Air Force Enlisted Village for retirees and widows in Shalimar, Fla., before entering Stockhoff Nursing Home of Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown...
William Whitener (08/08/06)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- William Samuel "Bill Sam" Whitener, 77, of Marquand died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Marquand, fifth and last child of William Elijah and Nancy Schell Whitener. Bill and Lela Faye Easley were married Jan. 22, 1949, at Patton, Mo...
Births 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
Seyer; Nall
Cape police reports 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
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Out of the past 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 8, 1981 One of the nation's major seaport renovations is being tackled by a Cape Girardeau firm; R.B. Potashnick Construction Inc. is the prime contractor for a project that will deepen the entrance channels and turning basins in the Los Angeles harbor...
Addressing Medicaid (08/08/06)
By Matt Blunt This year's state budget includes more tax dollars for Medicaid than any other in our state's history. We are working to build an improved system that provides higher-quality care and is a sustainable use of your hard-earned tax dollars...
PO update (08/08/06)
News that the Cape Girardeau Post Office is targeted to move back to its Frederick Street facility after more than two years at cramped temporary quarters on Christine Street was welcome -- except for the fact that the Frederick Street facility presents its own set of problems, particularly a lack of parking, to postal patrons...
No plan forthcoming from Democrats (08/08/06)
To the editor: At election time, please consider how your vote will play into the national political landscape. While party affiliation means little at the local level (other than sign color or logo), it means much at the state and national level. A vote for a state Democratic candidate provides allies and support for the likes of Pelosi, Murtha and Schumer. ...
Tax holiday is smoke and mirrors (08/08/06)
To the editor: Missouri consumers have just enjoyed a three-day holiday from sales taxes on back-to-school items. Some lawmakers have proudly described the holiday as a way to help poor Missourians. However, Missourians shouldn't be fooled into thinking that the holiday amounts to substantial tax reform...
Speak Out 8/8/06 (08/08/06)
Air of arrogance?; Money changers; National disgrace; Mayhem at home; Transit in county; What you're worth; Freedom whiners; Walk to school; Not good location; Penny's worth; Don't raise it; High turnover; Trash lesson; Sale perseverance; Teaching experience; Machine calls
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