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Stories from Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jackson sales tax may be on back burner (08/10/06)
Asking voters to approve a fire safety sales tax in Jackson may be put on hold for a while after a countywide half-cent sales tax narrowly passed Tuesday. Jackson officials have been working on a proposal to build another fire station in the city. They had been considering asking voters to approve a sales tax for the substation but were waiting for the results of the county proposal...
Prop 1, Clark beat expectations (08/10/06)
Tuesday's election results in Cape Girardeau County included two stunning turns of fortune. Paul Sander, longtime mayor of Jackson, filed for the county clerk's job Feb. 28. Conventional wisdom suggested that Sander, latest in a family line of officeholders, would be a formidable if not unbeatable candidate...
County removing plaster to preclude collapses (08/10/06)
All of the plaster ceiling on the second floor of the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson will be removed in light of a partial collapse earlier this week. A slab of plaster above the offices of the associate circuit court clerks fell through a drop ceiling and crashed onto files, computers and desks on election night Tuesday...
Scott City house explosion destroys second floor; no injuries (08/10/06)
An explosion at a Scott City area residence Thursday morning destroyed the second floor of the nearly 100-year-old home, but injured no one. Owner Mark McClellan discovered the explosion and subsequent fire at his home off Hileman Drive just outside Scott City and was able to rescue his dog from inside the residence. No one else was home at the time...
Cape couple hopes to revitalize Mollie's (08/10/06)
Brian Noto points to a corner booth to explain his strong connection with the Cape Girardeau restaurant he now owns: "We had our first date at that table." That was in May 2005 and he later married that woman, who -- as of Monday -- is his partner as co-owner of Mollie's Cafe & Bar as well as his partner in life...
Glitches delay vote count in Bollinger County (08/10/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bollinger County's election Tuesday dragged on late into the night as election officials wrestled with technical glitches to count all the votes. All the votes were counted by 11 p.m., County Clerk Diane Holzum said. None of the contests was close, and the final tallies didn't change the outcomes...
Cape Girardeau School District bus routes (08/10/06)
Elementary schools Bus C6: PM Ranchito at Cape Rock PM Cape Rock at Erna 7:26 Cape Rock at Meadow Ln. 7:28 Cape Rock at Jean Ann 7:29 2231 Cape Rock 7:30 Rotary at Woodhaven 7:31 Brookshire at Amblewood 7:32 Sonnet at Parkmor 7:34 Lexington at Parksite...
Dexter businessmen say biodiesel plant on schedule for Thanksgiving start-up (08/10/06)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Two Dexter businessmen say their biodiesel plant is on schedule to be up and running by Thanksgiving. The 10,000-square-foot facility could be the first of its kind in the state depending on when another facility under construction near Mexico, Mo., is finished...
Courthouse concern (08/10/06)
It is illegal to carry a weapon into a Cape Girardeau County courthouse, but all that stops anyone from doing so is a simple sign. "If somebody walks into the courtroom, he hasn't been searched for weapons," Associate Circuit Judge Peter Statler said. "He can walk right in and start shooting."...
Gordonville man charged with sexual misconduct (08/10/06)
An 18-year-old man was arrested on allegations he exposed himself twice at the Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart. Brandon L. Doran, of Gordonville, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual misconduct. He was accused of exposing himself to an 18-year-old woman and her mother inside Wal-Mart around 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to police spokesman Jason Selzer...
Transit board issues call for detailed transportation statistic (08/10/06)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority spent more than $500,000 to expand its operations and provided 6,834 rides during little more than a month, director Jeff Brune said Wednesday. Brune, speaking to the board of directors, said ridership figures include 1,432 bus passengers and 3,741 cab ride calls. The remainder of the rides were provided under various contracts that subsidize each rider...
Results of talent contest at Chaffee German Days (08/10/06)
Junior division Buzzin' Cuzzins, a vocal duet: Chloe Morrill of Jackson and Hayley Compass of Scott City, were chosen to perform at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tenn., in September...
Cooked beef, chicken and dumplings dinner (08/10/06)
Community briefs 8/10/06 (08/10/06)
Jackson Municipal Band's final concert The Jackson Municipal Band will hold its final weekly concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Gazebo on Jackson's Courthouse Lawn. Special guests, Flood Plain, will deliver familiar music including classic rock, pop and country. The band's performance includes "Phantom of the Opera," "Hootenanny" and several popular marches. Honking of car horns is an acceptable part of the uptown concerts. A special treat for patrons at the concert...
Cape veteran Jimmy L. Gockel recently honored at SAC Museum (08/10/06)
ASHLAND, Neb. -- Jimmy L. Gockel of Cape Girardeau was recently honored at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland in recognition of the SAC Elite unit in which he served from 1982 to 1984, providing security to the Strategic Air Command Headquarters Complex, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb...
Educators acquire teaching aids at Cape's Nature Center (08/10/06)
Sue Kopf, an area preschool educator, laughed at the thought of discovering the gold mine of resources for teachers of all ages. "I've been using Missouri Conservation Department resources for years," she said. "I came here before the Nature Center was built, and the people are always great."...
Drought costs mounting in parched Missouri (08/10/06)
Pastures are browning and dusty across much of Missouri. On both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, fewer barges can navigate the low water. Water utilities are spending more to get mud out of sluggish rivers. A severe drought in much of the state is entering its 18th month, and the costs are mounting -- even if it is too soon to tally them, experts agree...
Union to work with day laborers (08/10/06)
LOS ANGELES -- The nation's largest federation of unions agreed Wednesday to work with a network of immigrant day laborers to improve wages and working conditions for those who solicit work from street corners across America. The agreement between the AFL-CIO and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, formally adopted in Chicago, is a sign of day laborers' growing role in the U.S. economy...
Judge may rule Monday on Northwest strike (08/10/06)
NEW YORK -- A federal bankruptcy judge could rule by Monday on whether to bar Northwest Airlines flight attendants from a planned strike that could disrupt flights, a spokesman for the flight attendants union said Wednesday. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper heard arguments over a preliminary injunction to prevent any type of strike action, which the flight attendants plan to begin Tuesday. He also considered a request by the union to change the terms of a concessions deal the airline imposed...
Park Service keeping Statue of Liberty's crown closed (08/10/06)
WASHINGTON -- Tourists won't be climbing back up to the Statue of Liberty's crown. The crown has been closed since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Wednesday, the National Park Service said letting the people climb the cramped spiral staircase again is simply too hazardous, due to risks from fire and terrorism...
Proposed War Crimes Act protection would be retroactive (08/10/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policymakers from possible criminal charges for authorizing any humiliating and degrading treatment of detainees, according to lawyers who have seen the proposal...
Lieberman files to run as independent (08/10/06)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Top Democrats on Capitol Hill abandoned Sen. Joe Lieberman one by one Wednesday and threw their support to Ned Lamont, the anti-war challenger who defeated him in the primary. But Lieberman said his conscience demands that he run as an independent in November...
Incumbent losses may echo in November (08/10/06)
WASHINGTON -- Republican, Democrat. House, Senate. White, black. The moderates fared worst. But primary voters did not discriminate Tuesday night, dispensing defeat to Sen. Joe Lieberman and two House members in an unusually strong, single-night repudiation of incumbents...
Alaska governor freezes state hiring (08/10/06)
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Gov. Frank Murkowski imposed a state hiring freeze Wednesday because of the millions of dollars in revenue Alaska is losing as a result of the Prudhoe Bay oil field shutdown, and said he would support hearings into BP's maintenance practices...
World briefs 8/10/06 (08/10/06)
Man arrested in Japan amid nuclear crackdown TOKYO -- A man who allegedly exported machinery to North Korea that can be used to make weapons biological was arrested Thursday amid a Japanese crackdown on trade with its communist neighbor over concerns about its nuclear program. The suspect is a former president of a trading company...
Israel names new war commander (08/10/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israel has appointed a plain-speaking combat veteran to command the war in Lebanon after a 30-year career mostly focused on fighting Hezbollah guerrillas. In a sudden shake-up, Maj. Gen. Moshe Kaplinski was inserted over the head of Maj. Gen. Udi Adam. The appointment came Tuesday night, hours before Israel's Security Cabinet approved a major expansion of the military operation in Lebanon...
Israel to expand ground offensive (08/10/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israel approved a massive new ground offensive into southern Lebanon in an effort Wednesday to inflict further damage on Hezbollah and halt most rocket attacks before the U.N. Security Council demands a cease-fire. The decision came on the deadliest day of the war for Israeli troops in Lebanon, with 15 soldiers killed. It coincided with mounting demands from the international community for both sides to halt the fighting, which has killed at least 829 people...
Marines: Kidnapped journalist was held within sight of U.S. base (08/10/06)
HABANIYAH, Iraq -- U.S. Marines who arrested four Iraqi men now accused in the kidnapping of American journalist Jill Carroll say she was held for a time in a home within sight of a sprawling U.S. military base in western Iraq. The Marines said they were led to the first man and that house near the Taqqadum logistics base seven weeks after Carroll's release, when a lieutenant linked the residence to intelligence reports in the case...
Three Americans killed in action in western Iraq (08/10/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Three American soldiers were killed Wednesday in the Sunni insurgent area west of Baghdad, and Iraqi officials said about 1,500 people died violently last month in the capital -- many shot execution-style by sectarian death squads. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, a U.S. statement said. The brigade operates around Ramadi, capital of Anbar province where support for the Sunni insurgency is strong...
Coaches, SIDs pick Redhawks to finish fourth in the OVC (08/10/06)
The Ohio Valley Conference released its preseason volleyball all-conference team and poll Wednesday, and for the second straight year Southeast Missouri State outside hitter Jessica Koeper made the list. Koeper, a senior from Jackson, and Redhawks senior setter Jamie Baumstark were each first-team picks...
Heart of a champ: Reinagel excels, inspries with determined play (08/10/06)
In Courtney Reinagel's case, a big enough heart can make even a major disability seem pretty insignificant. After all, the 13-year-old's undying determination and optimistic attitude have all but taken the spot of her left hand. Reinagel, a Kelso resident and member of the 12-and-under Heartland Nationals softball team that will begin play in the Babe Ruth softball World Series on Friday, was born with a left arm that extends only slightly past her elbow...
Heartland Nationals gear up for Babe Ruth World Series (08/10/06)
After dismantling the fields in the state and regional tournaments in July, the Heartland Nationals 12-and-under softball team will attempt to extend its dominance to the national level when the Babe Ruth Softball World Series begins Friday in Varina, Va...
Area sports digest 8/10/06 (08/10/06)
Kurre leads the way at Chip A Ways event Marge Kurre won "A" flight at the Chip A Ways event Tuesday at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. Bea Mashek finished first in "B" flight, while Polly Bess posted the low-putt total. Kathy Capfer won the play of the day -- longest putt on No. 12...
Martin says he still wants to play this season (08/10/06)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Jets running back Curtis Martin reiterated Wednesday he wants to play this season, but is unsure when he will be able to return. The NFL's No. 4 all-time leading rusher said he is working out every day so he can come back as quickly as possible, and is hopeful he can play in the season opener Sept. 10 at Tennessee. But he made no guarantees about when his injured right knee will allow him to resume his career...
Colts visit Rams for preseason opener (08/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Marshall Faulk is gone, at least for the season if not forever, for the St. Louis Rams. Edgerrin James left the Indianapolis Colts for a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals. How their replacements do will be a focal point tonight when the Rams host the Colts in the preseason opener for both teams...
Reds sock Cards with walkoff HR (08/10/06)
CINCINNATI -- David Ross hit the pitch so squarely that he didn't even feel it leave the bat. The next few seconds felt surreal, too. Ross' ninth-inning drive off St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen landed on the roof of the batter's eye in center field, a two-run homer that carried the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-7 victory Wednesday night that tightened the NL Central race...
Former Buckeye Clarett arrested after car chase (08/10/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The legal morass that has ensnared Maurice Clarett since he was Ohio State's star running back mounted Wednesday when police found four loaded guns in his sport utility vehicle and couldn't subdue him with a stun gun because he was wearing a bulletproof vest...
Fill 'er up: Are you overeating? Bigger portions can mean big problems for your health (08/10/06)
If you're packing on the pounds, open the kitchen cabinet and take a long, hard look at your china and flatware. Big bowls and big spoons cause people to eat bigger portions of ice cream, a new study has found. The research, to be published in the September issue ...
Health briefs/calendar 8/10/06 (08/10/06)
Briefly "Appetizers O'Plenty" will highlight a Healthy Cooking Class from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Aug. 21 at Southeast Missouri Hospital's HealthPoint Plaza, 2126 Independence St. Raina Childers, a dietitian at the Hospital and HealthPoint's Nutritional Services Coordinator, will show participants fun, healthy ways to prepare premeal munchies, party treats and an interesting twist on a typical evening meal. For more information or to register, call HealthPoint at 986-4400...
Taking us for a ride (08/10/06)
Aug. 10, 2006 Dear Leslie, Most companies lose money if unable to dispense their product. Oh to be an oil company and just get richer. Shutting down the North Slope oil pipelines shot the price of oil up more than $2 a barrel. Sludge. That's the culprit being blamed for the corrosion that caused the pipeline shutdown. ...
The good, the bad about water (08/10/06)
Water is one of those rare things in life that we can't be ambivalent about. Right? After all, we can bathe in it and it will make us clean. We can swim in it and it makes us healthy. Babies frolic in it and make us smile. Drinking it helps with menstrual cramps and keeps you full so you don't munch yourself through a bag of Doritos. Rumor has it drinking plenty of it also helps with constipation, cellulite and hemorroids...
Ruby Moore (08/10/06)
Ruby Marie Moore, 85, of Merriam, Kan., formerly of Cape Girardeau and Ballwin, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Sharon Lane Nursing Center in Merriam. She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert Carl and Freida Bertha Siemers Kiehne. She and Thomas I. Moore were married July 28, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo. He died April 3, 2004...
Mona Hill (08/10/06)
Mona A. Hill, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 11, 1922, in Bell City, Mo. She and Russell Harris Hill Sr. were married July 21, 1940, in Cape Girardeau County. He died March 12, 1955...
Donna Caksackkar (08/10/06)
Donna Lee Cook Caksackkar, 70, of Union City, Tenn., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, Tenn. She was born July 16, 1936, in St. Louis, daughter of Roy Francis and Myrtle Elizabeth Chappel Steger. Survivors include four daughters, Cheri Medlin of Cape Girardeau, Rebecca Fitzgerald of Barnhart, Mo., Jeannie Shea of Jacksonville, Fla., Dawn Gifford of Ridgely, Tenn.; four sons, Leslie and Ronnie Cook of Barnhart, Ricky Pollard of Union City, Donnie Cook of Hornbeak, Tenn.; five sisters, Mary Jo Schwettman, Linda Davis and Barbara Lemming of Scott City, Ruth Feltmyer of Depue, Ill., Janet Sullivan of Chaffee, Mo.; a brother, Roy Steger Jr. ...
Ralph McNab (08/10/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Ralph Edward McNab, 58, of Poplar Bluff died unexpectedly Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 23, 1947, in St. Louis. He was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in education. He lived in Cape Girardeau from 1967 to 1971 and had also lived in Abingdon, Va., and Pensacola, Fla...
Clarence Schremp (08/10/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clarence R. Schremp, 99, of Perryville died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 3, 1907, in Perry County, son of Aaron and Victoria Huber Schremp. He and Adell E. Zahner were married April 9, 1928. She died May 3, 2006...
Helen Smith (08/10/06)
Helen Neil Childress Smith, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at her home. She was born June 27, 1925 in Gibson County, Tenn., daughter of the late Claude and Lena Childress of Hayti, Mo. She attended Braggadocio High School in Missouri and graduated from Yorkville High School in Tennessee...
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Out of the past 8/10/06 (08/10/06)
25 years ago: Aug. 10, 1981 Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce officials have announced that the hours for the chamber's information booth in front of the Holiday Inn have been extended to facilitate those interested in purchasing tickets for the SEMO District Fair; the booth, manned by college students, was opened in May to serve travelers interested in information on the Cape Girardeau area...
Senior statistics (08/10/06)
The surge of retiring baby boomers has been on the radar of public and private policymakers for quite some time. Now there is a source of specific information about Missouri's aging population. It is a 143-page report -- "Missouri Senior Report: Ahead of the Baby Boom: Missouri Prepares" -- produced by the Department of Health and Senior Services and the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis...
Even fleeting tax relief is welcome (08/10/06)
To the editor: I found Mark Olsen's letter regarding the back-to-school tax holiday to be most revealing. I don't know what a research associate does, nor am I familiar with the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in Columbia. You would think a research associate might present a little more balanced argument...
Letter writers got it right (08/10/06)
To the editor: Triple kudos to Jodi Thompson for her letter, "All this, but no praying at school." She has it right. I'm not a teacher. The nearest kin are two nieces who are teachers, one in O'Fallon, Ill., and the other in Doniphan, Mo. The niece in O'Fallon experienced a nervous breakdown because of the stress from trying to teach high school juniors. When I asked her how she taught, her reply was, "Not very well."...
Network news helps aim rockets (08/10/06)
To the editor: Hey, Ali, Fox News says your rocket landed way to the left. Aim your rocket to the right. Hey, Ali, Fox News says your rocket landed short of Haifa. Raise your rocket higher. Hey, Ali, Fox News says your rocket landed right on target. Fire your rockets for effect...
Speak Out 8/10/06 (08/10/06)
Higher fuel, less pay; Life's lessons; Graduation access; Throwing rocks; Where the jobs are; Up-or-down voting; Unhappy smoker; Ready to learn; Democrats killed it; Mow intersections; Eating mosquitoes; Tattoo expressions; System failure; Real convenience; Sewer energy; Smoking bias; Expired tags; Quick assistance; Something's wrong; Let Israel do the job
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