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Stories from Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Two Morley, Mo., teenagers arrested for Oran vandalism (09/06/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two 17-year-old girls were arrested and charged Wednesday with an Oran, Mo., vandalism spree. Heather Turner and Melba Hays were charged with multiple counts of property damage and tampering with a motor vehicle in the Aug. 22 attacks that targeted Oran buildings and vehicles...
Police: Teen hit with own prosthetic leg (09/06/06)
A high school senior was attacked over the weekend in Cape Girardeau by two teenagers, one of whom police said used the victim's own prosthetic leg against him. The attack occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 921 Hackberry St., police spokesman Jason Selzer said...
Council reverses itself on sign law (09/06/06)
Marcia Ritter summed up the Cape Girardeau City Council's sentiments with one sentence: "It's all been said." With no public discussion at its Tuesday night meeting, the council unanimously agreed to amend the city's sign ordinance, rescinding most of the restrictions on garage-sale and real-estate signs it had imposed just five months ago...
No teacher-led prayer in Doniphan (09/06/06)
A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered the Doniphan, Mo., public schools to end teacher-led prayers at school assemblies. The consent judgment will end a decades-old practice in the school district, American Civil Liberties Union officials said Tuesday. The ACLU successfully argued that the prayers in school violated the constitutional separation of church and state...
Jackson awards street repair contract, hopes to add to list (09/06/06)
City streets in Jackson will undergo major concrete repairs during the next few months. The city awarded a $135,205 contract to Fronabarger Concreters Inc. of Oak Ridge to repair 27 streets through its annual concrete street repair program. Work is scheduled to begin in the next couple of weeks and should be complete by the end of November...
Scholarship aided by festival proceeds (09/06/06)
The City of Roses Music Heritage Association endowed a music scholarship Tuesday as festival organizers are preparing for the Cape Girardeau event's 10th year. Representatives from the association, both past and present, presented a $7,000 check Tuesday afternoon at the floodwall to representatives from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Teller: Suspect threatened violence during bank robbery (09/06/06)
A Cape Girardeau bank teller testified Tuesday that an accused robber threatened to kill if his demands were not met. The bank employee, Aaron Randolph, was balancing his teller drawers at US Bank, 3060 William St., around mid-day Aug. 12 when a man slid him a note on a withdrawal slip...
Results from last week's online poll (09/06/06)
Accident injures four in Cape Girardeau (09/06/06)
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Cape Girardeau. Emergency crews responded to the intersection of William and Pacific streets at 3:08 p.m., fire battalion chief Mike Ramsey said. Four people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Ramsey did not know the conditions of the victims, but said none appeared to have life-threatening injuries. Details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available Tuesday night...
Area couple bound over to circuit court (09/06/06)
A husband and wife duo accused of looting a Cape Girardeau County home were bound Tuesday for Circuit Court. Stephen D. Sheldrake II, 24, and Dana L. Sheldrake, 28, both of 2920 Perryville Road, were charged with felony burglary and three counts of stealing. ...
Mayor recants post office criticisms (09/06/06)
The reopening of the Cape Girardeau post office on North Frederick Street on Tuesday got mixed reviews from nearly everyone. Everyone, that is, except for Mayor Jay Knudtson, the person who had been its most vocal critic over the past year, who now says he understands the move...
Accidents kill three over weekend (09/06/06)
Three people were killed in Perry County accidents during the Labor Day holiday weekend, including a husband and wife. Jason J. Schamburg, 31, was driving a motorcycle with his wife, Amy E. Schamburg, 31, on Route O near Millheim, Mo., when they collided with another vehicle at 1:30 p.m. Sunday...
A plan for downstream (09/06/06)
For Richard Combs, the water that overran the banks of Williams Creek into his back yard Aug. 17 brought a sense of foreboding. Combs and three neighbors in Jackson's Annwood subdivision paid about $16,000 in 2003 to match federal grant funds to stabilize the creek bank, which had eroded 20 to 25 feet of his back yard in 2002...
University of Missouri endorses increased participation in MOHELA (09/06/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tantalized by the prospect of more than $143 million for long-delayed campus construction projects, University of Missouri system leaders on Tuesday endorsed a "good-faith agreement" to increase participation in a state-backed student loan program...
Effort underway to save site where Duke, Billie and Cab once held sway (09/06/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jazz great Miles Davis' trumpet once wailed in this city's Tuscan Lodge, where Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday and Cab Calloway also have held court over the building's 112 years. Now, the longtime owners of the storied landmark once billed as "an ornament to the city" are pushing to preserve those memories...
Drilling test reveals large oil reserve (09/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- Move over, Alaska. Geoscientists have made what may be the nation's largest oil discovery off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. It could be the biggest domestic oil find in 38 years, but production is years away, and even then it won't reverse America's growing reliance on imports or have any meaningful effect at the gasoline pump...
Airport warned in 2004 staffing 'can cost lives' (09/06/06)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nearly two years before the fatal crash of Comair Flight 5191, a control tower supervisor at the Lexington airport reported staff shortages in the tower that "can cost lives." According to a safety memo filed in September 2004 and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, the supervisor reported the airport's radar system wasn't working properly but that the air traffic manager refused to call in a mechanical specialist because it would mean paying two hours of overtime...
Panel names Mexico's president-elect (09/06/06)
MEXICO CITY -- Felipe Calderon convinced Mexico's top electoral tribunal that he won Mexico's July 2 presidential election. He still needs to persuade the nation. Protesters outside the tribunal wept Tuesday as the decision was announced declaring Calderon president-elect after two months of uncertainty...
Annan warns of humanitarian crisis in Darfur (09/06/06)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan warned Tuesday that Sudan would bear full responsibility for the worsening humanitarian crisis in Darfur, as African Union peacekeepers said they will have to pull out because of the government's refusal to allow a U.N.-led force to take over...
World briefs 9/6/06 (09/06/06)
Cook charged in weekend B&B murders NEWRY, Maine -- A cook was charged Tuesday with shooting and dismembering the owner of a bed-and-breakfast and three other people in a grisly Labor Day weekend killing spree that shocked people across the Maine countryside. ...
ND's Schlosser throws no-hitter (09/06/06)
The Bulldogs posted an 8-0 softball victory over Poplar Bluff to improve to 8-0. Miranda Schlosser threw a no-hitter as the Notre Dame softball team continued to dominate the opposition with an 8-0 victory over visiting Poplar Bluff Tuesday. The Bulldogs improved their record to 8-0. Their closest victory was Saturday's 7-4 triumph over their junior varsity squad in the finals of the Notre Dame Softballfest...
Upon further review: Samuel says film is not as glowing as Saturday's final scoreboard (09/06/06)
Winning the season opener was nice, but Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel knows that the performance in Saturday's 38-13 victory at Austin Peay was nothing to get overly excited about. Speaking at his weekly media briefing Tuesday, Samuel said a review of the game film revealed an outing that was "pretty average."...
Gamecocks frustrated again (09/06/06)
Forgive Jacksonville State if the Gamecocks become physically ill at even the mention of Furman these days. One could hardly blame the Gamecocks. For the second year in a row, Jacksonville State opened its season against one of the nation's premier Division I-AA football teams...
Ponder finds new NFL home, signs with Seahawks (09/06/06)
Former Southeast Missouri State All-American Willie Ponder didn't stay out of work for long. Ponder, who was released by the New York Giants Saturday despite being one of the NFL's top kick returners the past two years, signed Tuesday with the Seattle Seahawks...
Jankovic becomes first to reach semifinal round (09/06/06)
NEW YORK -- Jelena Jankovic lost so many matches in a row this year, she lost count. But she'd taken enough stats classes in college to figure this: It was probably time to quit tennis and go back to school in Belgrade. On Tuesday, Jankovic graduated -- to her first Grand Slam semifinal, that is -- by taking away No. 4 Elena Dementieva's serve and coasting 6-2, 6-1 at the U.S. Open...
Leading receiver (09/06/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It didn't take long for the new and improved Will Franklin to show himself. Six plays into Missouri's season-opening 47-7 win over Murray State Saturday, the junior wide receiver took a short pass from quarterback Chase Daniel, made a quick move around the cornerback and ran untouched 60 yards for a touchdown...
Career year No. 2: Woods challenges his unparalelled 2000 season (09/06/06)
NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods was on the back end of the practice range at Torrey Pines a few years ago, trying to find a cure for a swing he could no longer trust, when someone asked him if he could ever repeat the year he had in 2000. "I think I can play that good again," Woods said...
Suppan, bullpen register shutout (09/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- A first-inning mistake to Albert Pujols usually isn't enough to decide a game. On Tuesday night, it was all the offense Jeff Suppan needed. Pujols hit his 44th home run, and Suppan took a shutout into the eighth inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals...
Texas suspends two players for Saturday (09/06/06)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas coach Mack Brown on Tuesday suspended starting cornerback Tarell Brown and backup linebacker and special teams player Tyrell Gatewood for Saturday's game against No. 1 Ohio State after their arrest on misdemeanor charges. The loss of Tarell Brown, a senior and Texas' top cover corner, is a big blow to a defense counting on him to match up with the Buckeyes' top receiver, Ted Ginn Jr. ...
Youth coach sparks brawl (09/06/06)
STOCKTON, Calif. -- An assistant youth football coach was arrested for felony child abuse after allegedly rushing the field and assaulting a boy on the opposing team, police said. Cory Petero, 36, of Riverbank, turned himself in to Stockton police Saturday night following what witnesses described as a late hit that turned into a brawl, with parents and children from both teams fighting on the field...
Astros' castoff gives Cards a boost (09/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The extended absences of Jim Edmonds and David Eckstein could have been a lot more painful for the St. Louis Cardinals if not for Preston Wilson. He's supplied a dose of power while the Cardinals wait for Edmonds to return from post-concussion syndrome. Wilson's combination of speed and pop has also made for a compelling leadoff option while Eckstein recuperates from a strained side muscle...
St. Louis signs kick returner who was impaled, then cut (09/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Having survived impalement, exhibiting courage as a kickoff returner will be no problem at all for the St. Louis Rams' newest player. Three days after playing in the 2005 Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, J.R. Reed failed in an attempt to leap a chest-high wrought-iron fence adorned with decorative spikes. He found himself hanging upside down with one of the spikes gouging his left leg behind the knee, the blood pouring out...
The fair goes gourmet (09/06/06)
This weekend, the SEMO District Fair begins its 151st year. Whether it's the antique tractor pull, the fireworks, the rooster crowing contest or big-name entertainment in the person of Ronnie Milsap, it has something for everyone. But to me, the biggest attraction is the food...
Rediscovering butterscotch and other pie recipes (09/06/06)
Back-to-school has affected our household. We are back into the homework routine with both of our children. It is amazing how much we have already learned in Spanish and pre-algebra, and we are only four weeks into school. Last week I gave all of you readers a homework assignment. A reader was looking for a recipe for old fashioned butterscotch pie, and several responses came in, so I hope these will work for the person who made the request...
Amy & Jason Schamburg (09/06/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Amy E. and Jason J. Schamburg, both 31, of Perryville died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, in a motorcycle accident in Perry County. Amy was born May 24, 1975, in Perryville, daughter of Gary and Norma Christisen Schumer. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Daniel Reid (09/06/06)
Daniel G. Reid, 45, of Bradenton, Fla., died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Bradenton. He was born Feb. 1, 1961, in St. Louis, son of L.C. and Louise Reid. He and Terrie McCormick were married Sept. 5, 1987. Reid moved to Bradenton in 1988. He was fleet supervisor with Manatee County Transit...
Allen Henderson (09/06/06)
Charles Allen Henderson, 86, of Delta died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Ivan Summers (09/06/06)
Ivan B. Summers, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Gordonville, son of Wilson Bland and Addie Clara Hitt Summers. He had attended New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. He was a lifetime farmer in the Gordonville community. He was a member of American Legion Post 158 in Jackson many years...
Charles Behymer (09/06/06)
Charles G. "Bud" Behymer, 73, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Murphysboro, Ill. He was born May 19, 1933, in Cooperstown, Ill., son of Charles Otis and Mamie Irene Baldwin Behymer. A veteran of the Korean conflict, Behymer was in the U.S. Air Force from Oct. 16, 1950, to Oct. 15, 1954...
Stella Alkemeyer (09/06/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stella Alkemeyer, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 20, 1915, at Yount, Mo., daughter of John Henry and Canzada Viola Loberg Biri. She and Willie Herbert "Bill" Alkemeyer were married May 8, 1937. He died Sept. 8, 1989...
Beatrice Dennison (09/06/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Beatrice Dennison, 91, of Chaffee died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1915. She married Fred Dennison, who preceded her in death. Dennison worked at Inland Shoe Co. almost 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Louise Elrod (09/06/06)
Louise Ulen "Easy" Elrod, a wonderful and generous mother to Doctor Burk and Judge Don, and a loving grandmother to Phillip, Rachael and Jennifer, died peacefully of old age at nearly 99 years Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, in a nursing home near Seattle, Wash...
Norman Evans (09/06/06)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Norman S. Evans, 72, of Frohna died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 1, 1934, in Wheat Ridge, Colo., son of Rudy and Paula Fielder Degenhardt. He and Alida Haertling were married Oct. 3, 1959...
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Out of the past 9/6/06 (09/06/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 6, 1981 The new director of the Wesley Foundation and campus minister at Southeast Missouri State University is the Rev. Barbara J. Phifer; in addition, Phifer also is serving as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church on Jackson Route 4...
Building up ethanol (09/06/06)
Ethanol is not yet king in Malta Bend, a small central Missouri community, but a year and a half after Saline County's ethanol plant opened farmers and non-farmers have only good things to say about the addition to their economy. With all gasoline sold in Missouri required to contain 10 percent ethanol by 2008, the production of ethanol would seem to have a bright future, especially in agricultural counties...
This Labor Day, we deserve better (09/06/06)
To the editor: I've lived in Jackson for almost 30 years, and I've been an active member of my union and this community during that time. I've never seen things this bad off for working people. This Labor Day, while we celebrate workers with a day off, it's time to take stock of what's really happening...
Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus (09/06/06)
To the editor: As it pertains to how to dress appropriately for worship services, to follow a recent Speak Out topic, my congregation still believes in traditional attire, believing that one should dress in nice clothes as you can afford. But we also believe it disturbs God when we sit in our finery and harbor a critical judgment on those who cannot afford expensive clothing for whatever reason. ...
Speak Out 9/6/06 (09/06/06)
Butting in; Poor planning; Political facts; Shifting the problem; Testing mold; Lunch decisions; Lights need repair; Parents' fault; Medicaid logic; Rose garden neglected; Time to get out; Chain migration; Church clothes; School forecast; Listen in church; Don't feel safe
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