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Stories from Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Grant awarded to complete spinal research project (09/19/06)
A research corporation affiliated with Southeast Missouri State University has received a $20,000 grant from a medical hardware and instrumentation company to complete spinal research, officials announced Monday. Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon Dr. Joel Ray began the research project two years ago with a $20,000 grant. Now the medical company, Biomet-EBI Spine of New Jersey, has provided another $20,000 grant to finish the project...
Fire destroys Scott City storage units (09/19/06)
A weekend fire at a Scott City storage facility destroyed as many as four units and their contents. The Scott City Fire Department was called to the fire at 5:47 p.m. Sunday at 103 Emma St. Three to four units in the facility were completely destroyed, and heat and smoke damaged several other units, fire chief Jay Cassout said. A cause of the fire had not been determined, but was not considered suspicious, he said. About $20,000 in damages was done, Cassout said...
Cape man pleads not guilty to theft (09/19/06)
A father charged with theft for allegedly stealing money meant for his disabled son pleaded not guilty on Monday. Timothy J. Heuring, 45, of 613 Sycamore Circle, entered his plea before Circuit Judge William Syler. Authorities allege during a Notre Dame Regional High School basketball game Feb. ...
County commission to pare list of advisory board applicants (09/19/06)
The 38 applicants for the County Road and Bridge Advisory Board will be cut to 20 finalists before Cape Girardeau County commissioners begin making selections. During a discussion Monday, the commissioners decided they would individually evaluate each applicant's responses to a questionnaire, bringing the rankings to Thursday's meeting...
Jackson aldermen approve electric increase (09/19/06)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen voted to increase the city's electric rates on Monday night despite requests by several residents -- including Cape Girardeau County Auditor David Ludwig -- to table the issue. Last month, consultants with the Kansas City engineering firm Burns and McDonnell recommended the city implement a series of three 12 percent electric rate increases to help offset increasing wholesale electricity costs. ...
Cape Girardeau council vows action on storm water (09/19/06)
Cape Girardeau City Council members promised Monday to look at changing the city's storm-water management ordinances after hearing angry complaints from residents who say their property is regularly deluged with mud and water from nearby construction...
Southeast Missourian rated best in newspaper contest (09/19/06)
For the second consecutive year the Missouri Press Foundation has recognized the Southeast Missourian with the first-place award for General Excellence in its class. The award continues a year of positive recognition. Already in 2006 the paper has received a similar award for excellence from the Suburban Newspapers of America and was honored for best Web site by the National Newspaper Association...
Police radio destroyed after building's roof is damaged (09/19/06)
A section of the roof over the Scott City Police Department collapsed sometime Sunday night, taking out the city's dispatching base radio. Scott City Police Chief Don Cobb informed the Scott City Council of the incident Monday night at the council's regular bi-monthly meeting...
Cape school board complains of lag in getting test scores (09/19/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District is playing a waiting game because the state of Missouri is slow in providing the results of standardized test scores from this past spring, district officials and school board members said Monday night. No decision can be made on moving any student from Jefferson and Blanchard elementary schools to any of the other three elementary schools in the district until the school district has been provided with the individual student results from the Missouri Assessment Program tests in math and communication arts, school officials said.. ...
Discovering science: Local student receives semifinalist recognition in national competition (09/19/06)
Around his house, William Brost hears a lot about eye care. Both his parents work in optometry and that, along with his own need for glasses, inspired the Cape Girardeau youth to investigate ultraviolet protection of contact lenses. He turned the query into his science fair project and discovered that contact lenses, though marketed to protect from UV rays, do not actually provide 100 percent protection...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action 9/19/06 (09/19/06)
Monday Action items Discussion items and appointments Actions not on agenda:...
Cape woman is recovering from a near-fatal accident in July (09/19/06)
Angels surround Viola Surface every day. Elegant ceramic figurines -- classic angels with flowing robes and long, tapering wings -- fill display cases in her living room. Cherubs with fat faces and small, stubby wings, sit on the edge of end tables...
Learning briefs 9/19/06 (09/19/06)
Meyr graduates from St. Louis University; Extra Credit; Egyption school recognized by state
Search continues for kidnapped baby (09/19/06)
UNION, Mo. -- As the search continued for a rural Missouri newborn snatched from her home after her mother's throat was slashed, authorities were hopeful Monday the baby was still alive and well. "From history, if somebody wants a child, I would assume that child's being taken care of," FBI agent Roland Corvington said...
Analysts say report of GM-Ford merger talks marks a sign of times (09/19/06)
DETROIT -- General Motors' talks with Renault and Nissan on a possible alliance -- and reports Ford may be pursuing a megadeal, too -- show how automakers constantly turn to each other even amid fierce industry competition. GM and Ford declined to comment Monday on an Automotive News story that their high-level executives discussed a merger or alliance. ...
Al-Qaida in Iraq says Islam will prevail in war against Christianity (09/19/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Al-Qaida in Iraq warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that its war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam takes over the world, and Iran's supreme leader called for more protests over the pontiff's remarks on Islam...
Crusaders win soccer program's first home game (09/19/06)
Saxony Lutheran's first-year soccer program has just four scheduled home games in its inaugural season. The Crusaders made the most of their first varsity home contest, notching a 2-1 win Monday over visiting Fredericktown. The Crusaders (4-1) picked up their first two wins of the season at a tournament in Joplin, Mo., and last week Saxony traveled to Kennett, Mo., for a win...
Jackson soccer squad blasts Kennett 10-0 (09/19/06)
Chris Crossett recorded a hat trick, and three Jackson goalkeepers combined for a shutout as the Indians routed host Kennett 10-0 in boys soccer action Monday. In addition to Crossett's three goals, the Indians (6-3-2) got two goals apiece from Derek Richardson and Brian Davidson. Chris Shelton, Robbie Martin and Tyler Holman each added a goal...
Redhawks give SLU a scare but fall 2-1 (09/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team gave nationally ranked St. Louis University all it could handle Monday night before the host Billikens squeezed out a 2-1 victory. No. 28 SLU broke a 1-1 tie by scoring with six minutes remaining. The Bills (5-1-2) then withstood a near-goal by the Redhawks (3-4) in the closing seconds...
Redhawks get breather after tasting first defeat (09/19/06)
As far as Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel is concerned, his team's open date could not come at a better time. After being hammered 38-7 at Jacksonville State Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference opener, Samuel said Monday that not having another game until Sept. 30 should give the Redhawks (2-1) time to sharpen up things within their unit...
Area sports digest 9/19/06 (09/19/06)
P&G takes early lead in Corporate Games Proctor & Gamble teams held the top two spots in Division after the first day of the 2006 Corporate Games in Cape Girardeau. Proctor & Gamble Orange had 90 points, followed by Proctor & Gamble Orange with 80. In Division II, Yellow Book and MedAssets were tied with 90 points...
Jaguars spoil return of Roethlisberger (09/19/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Big Ben was back. He wasn't back to form. Wearing protective padding around his midsection, Ben Roethlisberger returned to Pittsburgh's lineup against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday night, barely two weeks after having an emergency appendectomy. He was far from effective, though, and Jacksonville's defense had a lot to with that...
Brewers nip Cards at wire (09/19/06)
Tony Graffanino just wouldn't quit. Graffanino fouled off four pitches with two strikes already on him before he singled in the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Monday night. "I was going to fight and fight until hopefully I got a pitch I could hit," he said of his 10-pitch at-bat. "He made some good pitches I was able to foul off, and I was able to get one through the hole."...
Pac-10 suspends officials for errors (09/19/06)
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Pacific-10 Conference, finding merit in Oklahoma's complaints about the officiating in its loss to Oregon, issued a one-game suspension Monday to the officiating crew and the instant replay officials who worked the game and an apology to the Sooners...
Linehan preaches patience about dull offense (09/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Throughout the preseason, the St. Louis Rams routinely shrugged off their lack of offensive production, insisting that once the regular season began they'd flick on the light switch. That won't work anymore considering the offense has mustered one touchdown in two games. Just like after the opener, when Jeff Wilkins bailed the team out with a franchise-record six field goals, coach Scott Linehan is pleading for patience...
Clarett receives 7 1/2-year sentence (09/19/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett was sentenced to prison for at least 3 1/2 years Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. Judge David Fais announced the agreement on the day jury selection was to begin in a case in which Clarett was accused of holding up two people outside a bar...
Teenagers get 'in touch' with show (09/19/06)
Becca was thrilled. She excitedly waved her right hand around for everyone to see. She kept looking at her hand as if it were some sort of buried treasure. So why was she acting that way standing in front of me at the Grace United Methodist Church stand at the SEMO District Fair?...
Walter Reimann (09/19/06)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Walter Alfred Reimann, 92, of McClure died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 23, 1914, in Egypt Mills, son of Charles and Dorothea Gerlach Reimann. He and Mary E. Wiley Reimann were married May 6, 1939 in Chaffee, Missouri...
Frances Garrett (09/19/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Frances Louise Garrett, 80, of Murphysboro, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born May 22, 1926, in Anna, daughter of Jess and Mabel Spicer Brimm. She and Raymond Kenneth Garrett were married Aug. 30, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. He died Oct. 18, 2003...
Harold Pensel (09/19/06)
Harold Lee Pensel, 69, of Jackson died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at his farm. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Sadie Hinkle (09/19/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Sadie Viola Myers Hinkle, 84, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 31, 1921, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Jess and Minnie Irvin Myers. She and Glen Hinkle were married Jan. 21, 1942, at Marble Hill...
Dorothy Schmitt (09/19/06)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Dorothy Schmitt, 72, of Leopold died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at the home of a daughter. She was born June 1, 1934, at Crump, daughter of Edwin C. and Anna E. Sprengel Overbeck. She and Charles M. Schmitt were married June 6, 1964. He died March 13, 2001...
Clara Magee (09/19/06)
Clara Blanche "Mollie" Magee, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Heartland Care Rehab. She was born Aug. 11, 1917, at Aquilla, Mo., daughter of William and Althea Cox Capps. She and Norman I. Magee were married July 5, 1936. He died Sept. 28, 1987...
Iona Reed (09/19/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Iona V. Reed, 82, of Havana, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Mason District Hospital in Havana. She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in West Hickman, Tenn., daughter of George and Alice Palmer Shelby. She married Melvin Reed, who died March 3, 1988...
Emma Bennett (09/19/06)
Emma A. Bennett, 88, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Bazil Mills, Neb., daughter of Christ and Wilhemenia Jahn Kruse. She and Ray G. Bennett were married July 25, 1939, in Bazil Mills...
Joyce Furgerson (09/19/06)
Joyce Evelyn "Jo" Furgerson, 71, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1935, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, daughter of Vertie V. and Ida G. Davis. She married William "Bill" Furgerson, who preceded her in death...
David Cummins (09/19/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- David Lowell Cummins, 69, of Panama City Beach, Fla., formerly of Advance, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, son of Albert "Lowell" and Sevella Jennings Cummins. He and Wanda Lee Richards were married July 14, 1983, in Cape Girardeau...
Mary Armbruster (09/19/06)
Mary Armbruster, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 25, 1915, at Brewer, Mo., daughter of Thomas Valerian and Martha Lena Brown Parres. She and Joseph W. Armbruster were married June 1, 1940, at Brewer...
Eldred Hargens (09/19/06)
Eldred G. Hargens, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Out of the past 9/19/06 (09/19/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 19, 1981 Several Cape Girardeans are among those who successfully passed the Missouri Bar examination administered earlier in the year at Jefferson City; they are Kevin Phillips, Kevin Spaeth, James Hahn, Ronald Garms, Catherine McBride and Daniel Finch...
Ballot safeguards (09/19/06)
A Cole County circuit court judge in Jefferson City, Mo., struck down Missouri's new voter identification law last week, just days after a federal judge in Arizona upheld a similar 2004 law. In the Missouri case, Judge Richard Callahan found that the law was unduly burdensome on voters who would have to spend money for official documents to obtain the required photo ID. ...
School prayer and the Golden Rule (09/19/06)
To the editor: Many Christians have advocated the reintroduction of prayer in the public schools. There already is prayer in the schools. Every student has a constitutional right to pray anytime during school as long as it does not disrupt school activities. ...
Put yourself in others' shoes (09/19/06)
To the editor: I love my county. I love my church. I love my family. When I attended public schools in the 1960s and 1970s (including college), I prayed often, and nobody knew I was doing it. I have prayed in school and in public all my life, but I never caused a fuss, because I didn't need official sanction, a loudly announced time at the school's flagpole or on national TV. I did not need a mandated moment of silence in order to accomplish this task, just a few words between God and me...
What students eat is up to parents (09/19/06)
To the editor: What is going on with the bans on sugary snacks in the public schools? It is understandable that the schools have a right to say what goes into the machines on school property, but how can we justify telling the students what not to bring in their lunches? This is just plain silly. ...
Speak Out 9/19/06 (09/19/06)
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