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Stories from Saturday, September 9, 2006

Hospital breaks ground on new building (09/09/06)
Calling it "a major landmark in the history of the institution," Southeast Missouri Hospital broke ground Friday on the first phase of its new multimillion-dollar West Campus expansion. In a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday morning, hospital administrators said they hope the new building -- and plans for at least one more -- will help them stay ahead of the curve in meeting increasingly needed medical services...
Scott County war memorial revamp should finish in time for dedication (09/09/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County's updated war memorial on the Courthouse lawn in Benton should be ready in time for its dedication in about two months, but preparations could come down to the wire. The county government and a committee of private citizens working on the project plan to dedicate the updated memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. In order for that to happen, though, the work of raising money to pay for the project and the actual work on the memorial must be done quickly...
Name for Cape courthouse in works since '04 (09/09/06)
Naming the new Cape Girardeau federal courthouse after the late Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. is an idea that's been brewing for a few years, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Friday. Some with an interest in the building have suggested that, like the new Mississippi River bridge, the building should honor Emerson's late husband, U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson...
Federal cases (09/09/06)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Thursday before U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw: Name: Jorge Lopez-Vargas Age: 40 Residence: Pemiscot County...
Teens charged with stealing from cars (09/09/06)
Three teenagers were arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing from unlocked cars in Cape Girardeau Thursday morning. Jesse C. Essner, 19, of 520 Koch Ave., and Corie L. Buckner, 18, of 3858 Whitener Ave., received city summonses and a 16-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court for stealing, police spokesman Jason Selzer said. ...
Perryville woman charged with stealing money from newspaper's cash box (09/09/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A cleaning woman for the Perry County Republic-Monitor was charged Friday with stealing more than $200 from the newspaper. The Perryville-based weekly paper reported a total of $236 was stolen from a cash box during a three-week period in August, according to a probable-cause affidavit...
Gas prices continue to drop (09/09/06)
Gasoline prices have dropped about 60 cents in the last month, which makes fueling up cheaper than it was a year ago. Motorists at gas pumps in Southeast Missouri are seeing some of the lowest prices in the country. Fuel at most local stations was less than $2.30 a gallon, with some charging below $2.15 on Friday afternoon...
St. Louis hospital screens surgery patients for sleep apnea (09/09/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Carla Carr knew she felt tired a lot, but never suspected sleep apnea. The Fort Gibson, Okla., woman said she never had a diagnosis, although she'd often be awakened by her husband when he'd catch her not breathing during sleep. Carr, 43, was identified as being at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) just before undergoing nine-hour surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in February...
MoHELA plan on hold after lawsuit threat (09/09/06)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt's plan to use student loan profits for a college building boom was put on hold Friday after a warning from Attorney General Jay Nixon's office that anyone voting for the plan could be sued. The board of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority had been expected to vote Friday on the plan to use $350 million of its money to finance construction projects at state colleges and universities...
USGS report blames horses for river stink (09/09/06)
EMINENCE, Mo. -- Horses, not people, are fouling a southeast Missouri river popular among canoeists and campers. The Jacks Fork River draws thousands of visitors each year. But a seven-mile stretch below Eminence, about 120 miles southwest of St. Louis, suffers from poor water quality...
Judge hears arguments in tobacco tax case Friday (09/09/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a ballot measure to raise tobacco taxes in Missouri tried to persuade a judge Friday to allow the proposal to appear on the November ballot. Cole County Circuit Judge Tom Brown heard testimony and arguments, then set another hearing for Monday, when he's expected to rule...
Tropical Storm Florence expected to veer toward Bermuda (09/09/06)
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Florence, chugging through the open Atlantic, was expected to strengthen and veer toward Bermuda and away from the East Coast, forecasters said Friday. Florence was expected to hit the Bermuda area Sunday or Monday, and it could strengthen into a hurricane by then. Early Friday, it was still relatively weak with maximum sustained wind near 50 mph...
Senate report questions administration claim of Saddam link to al-Qaida (09/09/06)
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein regarded al-Qaida as a threat rather than a possible ally, a Senate report says, contradicting assertions President Bush has used to build support for the war in Iraq. Released Friday, the report discloses for the first time an October 2005 CIA assessment that before the war, Saddam's government "did not have a relationship, harbor or turn a blind eye toward" al-Qaida operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi or his associates...
NASA scrubs Friday shuttle liftoff; fifth try scheduled today (09/09/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the fourth time in two weeks, NASA nixed the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, this time for a faulty fuel tank sensor -- the same glitch that has thwarted two other missions. A fifth liftoff attempt will be made at 10:15 a.m. CDT Saturday to get the spacecraft headed on a mission to resume construction of the international space station...
Red Cross fined for blood violations (09/09/06)
WASHINGTON -- The government said Friday it was fining the American Red Cross a record $4.2 million for violating blood-safety laws. The violations include failing to reject donors who had traveled to malarial areas and allowing blood and related products to be distributed without proper testing, said Margaret Glavin, the Food and Drug Administration's associate commissioner for regulatory affairs...
Saudi Arabia's religious police ban sale of pet cats and dogs (09/09/06)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's religious police, normally tasked with chiding women to cover themselves and ensuring men attend mosque prayers, are turning to a new target: cats and dogs. The police have issued a decree banning the sale of the pets, seen as a sign of Western influence...
Israel lifts sea blockade of Lebanon (09/09/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore. In a further boost to peace efforts, Israel also said it plans to pull the last of its troops out of Lebanon within two weeks...
U.S. Air Force major found in Kyrgyzstan (09/09/06)
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- A U.S. Air Force officer who disappeared earlier this week in Kyrgyzstan was found alive late Friday, reportedly telling people who helped her that she had been kidnapped, Kyrgyz and U.S. officials said. Maj. Jill Metzger, 33, was located by Kyrgyz law enforcement agents who informed authorities at the U.S. air base at the airport in Bishkek, the Central Asian nation's capital, base spokeswoman Capt. Anna Carpenter said...
Anti-terror officials worrying about threat from within (09/09/06)
MADRID, Spain -- Jamal Ahmidan had been in and out of trouble for years in Spain and his native Morocco. He served time as a hashish and Ecstasy dealer and gained a reputation for settling scores with a gun. The 33-year-old rode a motorcycle and reportedly drank alcohol. He was a Muslim who didn't attend a militant mosque or sport the long beard favored by the strictly observant...
Central comeback falls short against NMCC (09/09/06)
The Central football team showed signs of life offensively in the second half Friday against New Madrid County Central, but an inability to stop the run doomed the Tigers in a 32-30 loss at Houck Stadium. Marquese Gates rushed for 240 yards on 28 carries, and Deanton Brown picked up a pair of 13-yard runs on third-down plays late in the fourth quarter to help ice the win...
Pirates right ship quickly with 2-0 start (09/09/06)
From winless to perfect. It's just two weeks into the season, but Perryville, which was 0-10 last year, recorded its second straight victory Friday night to remain the lone unbeaten team of the six in the Southeast Missourian coverage area. The Pirates defeated De Soto 24-6, as Kris Cottner rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns...
Vikings pin first loss on Jackson (09/09/06)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- Disappointment. That's the word Jackson football coach Carl Gross repeated over and over after the Indians' 29-25 loss to Parkway North on Friday night. "We're real disappointed, the coaches are disappointed, the kids are disappointed," Gross said...
Saxony soccer triumphs in debut (09/09/06)
The Saxony Lutheran boys soccer team posted a victory in the program's first varsity game Friday, beating Webb City 3-2 in penalty kicks during the opening round of the Thomas Jefferson tournament in Joplin, Mo. Saxony Lutheran and Webb City were tied 2-2 after regulation and overtime. The Crusaders then converted all five of their penalty kicks while Webb City made four...
Redhawks spikers end slide at tourney (09/09/06)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team snapped its four-match losing streak Friday by notching a pair of victories at the Memphis Invitational. Southeast (3-6) beat Arkansas-Little Rock in five games, then knocked off host Memphis 30-16, 33-31, 30-19...
Redhawks face air attack in home debut (09/09/06)
The University of Missouri-Rolla might not rank among the nation's premier Division II football teams. But the Miners do possess one of the nation's more explosive offenses, one that figures to test Southeast Missouri State's defense tonight. Southeast will try to slow down the pass-happy Miners and move to 2-0 for the first time since 2002 when the squads square off in the Redhawks' home opener. The kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Houck Stadium...
Ole Miss will give MU first real test (09/09/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In his first career start at Missouri, Chase Daniel threw a school-record five touchdown passes and was named Big 12 offensive player of the week. Such production will be a lot more meaningful if he can keep it up against a school that's not in Division I-AA...
Sharapova, Henin-Hardenne reach women's final (09/09/06)
NEW YORK -- Terrific at the start and finish, Maria Sharapova shrieked her way past No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo to end a Grand Slam semifinal jinx. The third-seeded Sharapova beat Mauresmo 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 on Friday to set up a U.S. Open final against No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne, who took the last 10 games against a collapsing Jelena Jankovic for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory...
Sorenstam continues hot streak at Hammons Classic (09/09/06)
Annika Sorenstam shot a 7-under 64 to take the first-round lead Friday in the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic in Broken Arrow, Okla., an event she's dominated in recent years. Regularly sinking putts of 15 feet or more, Sorenstam had eight birdies and tied the course record for the 6,602-yard Cedar Ridge Country Club, set in the tournament's opening round last year by Maria Hjorth...
Arizona cruises past Cards 13-1 (09/09/06)
PHOENIX -- Livan Hernandez allowed two hits in seven innings, Conor Jackson tied a career high with four RBIs and rookie Carlos Quentin had a career-high four hits as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 Friday night. Hernandez (11-12), who gave up one run, won for only the second time in six starts since joining the Diamondbacks Aug. 7...
Teaching Hinduism in America (09/09/06)
NEW YORK -- It took coming to America for 13-year-old Samyuktha Shivraj to understand what it really meant to her to be Hindu. Since she and her family arrived five years ago, they've been more observant about practicing their faith than they were in India, Shivraj says. They regularly go to their temple in Queens, she's a member of the youth club there, and there are more conversations about what the prayers she's reciting really are saying...
The Bible in an hour (09/09/06)
The entire Bible in one hour? With music? Apparently, it can be done. And it will be done this weekend in Cape Girardeau. "If you've ever wondered or had questions about the Bible, or never read Bible all the way through, it's one of cooolest ways you'll be able to get the big picture," said Angel Hillman, worship arts manager at La Croix United Methodist Church...
Religion briefs 9/9/06 (09/09/06)
Community partnership building to be dedicated Sunday; Churches in Daisy, Bollinger Co. hold homecoming services; Hobbs Chapel UMC schedules fall bazaar for Sept. 16; Blessing of animals to be celebrated at First Presbyterian; Sovereign Grace offers telephone access to worship services; Today; Sunday
What makes the world go 'round (09/09/06)
I believe you are your work. Don't trade the "stuff" of your life (time) for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain. Measuring our lives merely (or even mainly) in terms of dollars earned is incredibly superficial. Yet how tempting it is to use money as a prime measuring stick. In the musical "Cabaret," the song "Money Makes the World Go 'Round" has these lyrics:...
ABC- criticism of Sept. 11 miniseries is 'premature' (09/09/06)
NEW YORK -- ABC defended a miniseries on the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks after Clinton administration officials said it distorts history so drastically that it should be corrected or shelved. "No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible," the network said in a statement Thursday...
Joseph Russell (09/09/06)
Joseph Jamison Russell, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1923, at Charleston, Mo., son of William Clark and Audrey Cecil Jamison Russell. He and Hertha Clithero were married June 25, 1950, at Columbia, Mo...
Dorothy Randol (09/09/06)
Dorothy Louise Alma Kiehne Randol, 85, of Cape Girardeau passed away at the Lutheran Home Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. Mrs. Randol was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter Albert and Kora Marie Christine Hager Kiehne. She married Narvol Arthur Randol Oct. 22, 1939, in Cape Girardeau...
Michael Thompson (09/09/06)
Michael C. "Mickey" Thompson, 65, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Murphysboro, Ill., son of Lilburn and Minnie Braswell Thompson. Mickey had worked as a mechanic at McDonald Concrete in Cape Girardeau since 1971, and previously worked for Luhr Brothers. ...
Linda Foster (09/09/06)
Linda Lou Foster, 58, of Whitewater died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at her home. She was born July 5, 1948 in Whitewater, the daughter of Truman Gay and Wanda Josephine Noble Nance. Linda and Jerome Foster were married on Nov. 25, 1983. Linda was a member of the Whitewater United Methodist Church and councilwoman of the Whitewater Town Board...
Frances Limbaugh (09/09/06)
Frances Leota Limbaugh, 89, of Jackson, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Dr. Troy Edwards (09/09/06)
Dr. Troy W. Edwards, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Carbondale, Ill., passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale. The Rev. Frank Pierce will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale...
Births 9/9/06 (09/09/06)
Pfaff; Byland; Rico
Fire reports 9/9/06 (09/09/06)
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Police reports 9/9/06 (09/09/06)
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Out of the past 9/9/06 (09/09/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 9, 1981 The "new tenant" in the old Cape Girardeau fire department headquarters symbolically moves in as city manager Gary A. Eide turns over the keys to the building to Larry Haertling, president of the Cape River Heritage Museum; formerly known as the Southeast Missouri Museum, the museum has been without a home since the summer of 1980, when it closed its doors at 127 N. Water St...
MAP results (09/09/06)
Cape Girardeau has good public schools. So last week's news that Jefferson and Blanchard elementary schools did not make adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act came as a blow. Both schools improved their scores over the previous year, but students at Jefferson did not progress enough in communication arts and math, and black students at Blanchard failed to match the goal set by the federal act...
In church, you get God to get good (09/09/06)
To the editor: After reading a couple of comments in Speak Out over the last few days, I'm concerned about area churches with dress codes. I would like to add that we believe at Victory Outreach Christian Center that there is no dress code. If somebody is poor or doesn't have the proper clothing, it doesn't matter. ...
Don't take away recess at school (09/09/06)
To the editor: As parents attend open house at their child's school, they will hear the consequences of their child's inappropriate actions. Almost always, these will include the limiting or elimination of valuable recess time. We've all heard how important recess is to children and how schools have taken to partially or totally eliminating this part of the day. There are multiple studies that support a child's need for outdoor play. Some findings include:...
Speak Out 9/9/06 (09/09/06)
Thanks, meth users; Sneak a little extra; Attack prevention; School visit; Littering with signs; Signs stay too long; School advertising; School solicitation; Handy post office; Possible cancellation; Lend a hand; Doesn't make sense; Designer, not painter; It's a disease; It's not a disease; School pride; Learning to be thin
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