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Stories from Friday, September 22, 2006

Two aldermen eye mayor's post (09/22/06)
Jackson voters are likely to see at least one familiar candidate vying for mayor on the April ballot. After serving on the Jackson Board of Aldermen for the past four years, Barbara Lohr announced this week she will file in December for the mayor's seat...
Cape road district seeking monthly payments (09/22/06)
The Cape Special Road District wants Cape Girardeau County to begin making payments to replace its property tax as soon as the county begins receiving money from a new sales tax. As part of Proposition 1, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters Aug. 8, the road district was promised enough money annually to eliminate its property tax. The district agreed to the arrangement, but without a written contract detailing how the money will be transferred...
Bollinger Co. man killed in house fire (09/22/06)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- A newlywed Bollinger County man was killed Thursday afternoon in a house fire. Jimmy Holt, 43, of Route DD near Glenallen, was pronounced dead at 3 p.m., Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings said. Emergency personnel responded to the fire at Holt's home shortly before 2 p.m., Hutchings said...
Business licenses (09/22/06)
Business licenses recorded at the Cape Girardeau Collector's Office during August. V&P Service, 916 N. Frederick, Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Honda, 385 Siemers Drive, Cape Girardeau Home Again, 3159 Highway 34, Jackson G&S Pet Paradise, 817 Broadway, Cape Girardeau...
Tax liens (09/22/06)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Bankruptcies through August 2006 (09/22/06)
Bankruptcies filed through August for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Viewpoint: Eminent domain -- still a useful tool despite recent thrashing (09/22/06)
Eminent domain has become a term of dread in our nation. Using the words "eminent domain" today is risky because the concept has been draped with negative news and connotations of property-owner abuse. Rarely does eminent domain get credit for the positive things that have been accomplished through its use. Without it, our urban areas would be places without the great virtues of conformity and sensible land use...
Viewpoint: Preventing eminent domain abuse (09/22/06)
In July, I signed legislation to protect homeowners and property rights in our state. House Bill 1944 rejects the findings of the U. S. Supreme Court in Kelo v. New London by prohibiting the use of eminent domain solely to increase tax revenue for government...
Luxury apartments on the rise (09/22/06)
Luxury apartments: 2&3BR, whirlpool, security cameras, beautiful views, Web, elevator. Satellite and Cable! Great view of the downtown nightlife! This is what an apartment classified of the not-to-distant future might start looking like in Cape Girardeau, with the increasing demand for so-called luxury apartments...
Physicians flock to new office buildings (09/22/06)
New office buildings at Southeast Missouri Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center are open and admitting doctors. At Southeast Missouri Hospital, the new 75,000-square-foot, $15 million Southeast Medical Plaza checked in its first occupants in mid-February, said president and CEO James Wente. There are currently 11 doctors in the plaza and two more are scheduled to locate there in September...
Rent not rising much on commercial buildings (09/22/06)
It only makes sense for businesses looking for lease space to investigate what the appropriate rates are. Commercial real estate professionals routinely advise clients to use an authority or resource to verify what market rates are. Businesses can look at Web sites and ask others who lease to get a good overview of what is available and how much space is costing. Doing your homework and checking from various different sources is highly advised...
Bucking the trends and missed opportunity (09/22/06)
Here's something I hear from business types all the time about Cape Girardeau: It's somewhat insulated from national economic trends. We don't rely on one industry, they say, so we don't live or die based on what one particular industry does. We're also a retail hub, drawing in tens of thousands of shoppers each day. We're also a medical hub, drawing patients to our many doctors' offices and two hospitals...
Cabinet maker to expand in Chaffee; buys building in industrial park (09/22/06)
For many years, Columbia Sportswear, a sewing company that made caps and other apparel, was a major employer in Chaffee. Former Chamber of Commerce president H.B. Rice said it employed as many as 200 workers. But the 75,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in the city's industrial park closed about seven years ago, dealing an economic blow to this small Scott County community...
Commercial boon adds to steady growth (09/22/06)
Wes Kinsey didn't expect some of the problems that arose when he and his business partners were planning a new $1 million building for My Daddy's Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau. "We kind of figured there would be problems along the way and some did sneak in," Kinsey said...
Bob Hahn: The art of the deal (09/22/06)
A few decades ago when working in New Orleans, Bob Hahn was taking a ride with his family along Lake Pontchartrain when he spied some construction work being done by a company called R.B. Potashnick Construction of Cape Girardeau. "We were wanting to get back close to home, so we thought, let's send in a resume and see what's going on," Hahn said...
Federal Court 9/22/06 (09/22/06)
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 Rodney W. Sippel: Name: Dennis K. Flurry Age: 52 Residence: Dexter, Mo. Charge: Possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine...
Carnahan to speak on voter ID at Democrats' fall festival Saturday (09/22/06)
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan will give the keynote speech Saturday at the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Party's Fall Festival. Carnahan, who was elected in 2004, will address the new state law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls and the prospects for Democratic success in the Nov. 7 elections, said Brenda Woemmel, chairwoman of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee...
Police dogs from across state demonstrate talents in Cape (09/22/06)
When it comes to catching crooks, dogs truly are an officer's best friend. Cape Girardeau was the host of the 10th annual Missouri Police Canine Association conference this week. Canine officers and their handlers from across the state, including St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield, attended the conference...
City, university work together for fiber optic installation (09/22/06)
Southeast Missouri State University will partner with the city of Cape Girardeau for a fiber optic installation project at an estimated cost of $125,000. The project will run fiber optic cable for the university from its campus to the site of the River Campus. The city will join in the project to run conduit for future fiber optic installation from fire station No. 1 to the new fire station No. 3 on North Sprigg Street that is currently under construction...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action (09/22/06)
Thursday Action items Discussion items, appointments Actions not on agenda...
Dearmont students complain of ceiling debris problem (09/22/06)
Small pieces of a cellulose-type material on the concrete ceilings in Southeast Missouri State University's Dearmont residence hall have been falling for at least a decade. It's gotten in students' hair and on their clothes. But school officials say removing the cotton-looking material would be expensive and unwise at a time when the administration is deciding whether to make major improvements to the 46-year-old building or to raze it...
Cape man suspected of felony stealing in sale of home (09/22/06)
A Cape Girardeau house foreclosure netted the seller a payout of $47,000 more than he was owed, leading to charges against the man when he refused to pay back the difference, officials said. Evan S. Batterton, 24, of 520 S. Sprigg St., was charged Wednesday with felony stealing...
Jackson brothers charged in shooting admit to hiding weapon (09/22/06)
Two Jackson brothers stood trial Thursday on gun charges connected to a shooting last month in which a bullet struck a passing vehicle. Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp oversaw the hour-and-a-half bench trial for Cody A. Reid, 17, and his brother Lonnie D. Reid, 18, both of 4837 Old Cape Road East...
Gone green (09/22/06)
Who moves 650 miles from their home to start a farm after reading a single book on chickens? It's a question Matthew and Rachel Fasnacht haven't had too much time to ponder in the last three years. Somehow, the former Minnesotans are here in Southeast Missouri, living among not only 400 chickens but turkey, cattle, pigs and bees...
15 indicted in alleged commercial driver's license conspiracy (09/22/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The operators of two trucking schools conspired to put unqualified Somalian and Bosnian immigrants on the nation's highways by helping them fraudulently obtain commercial driver's licenses, federal prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed Thursday...
Health officials urge routine HIV testing (09/22/06)
ATLANTA -- Federal health officials Thursday recommended regular, routine testing for the AIDS virus for all Americans ages 13 to 64, saying an HIV test should be as common as a cholesterol check. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are aimed at preventing the further spread of the disease and getting needed care for an estimated 250,000 Americans who don't yet know they have it...
Toyota Camry redesigned as hybrid (09/22/06)
For the first time, America's top-selling car, the Toyota Camry, comes as a fuel-thrifty gasoline-electric hybrid. It's big news for the Camry, which was redesigned, made larger and more powerful for 2007. The new, 2007 Camry Hybrid looks like a regular four-door, five-passenger Camry sedan...
Saudi foreign minister sees consensus to revive Middle East peace process (09/22/06)
UNITED NATIONS -- Arab countries have reached a "very significant" consensus after the recent war in Lebanon that there must be a new start with fresh ideas to the Middle East peace process, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Thursday. Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in separate interviews around the meeting of the U.N. ...
Palestinian leader says new government will recognize Israel (09/22/06)
The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel. The Hamas-led Palestinian government that won elections in January has refused to recognize Israel, end violence, and honor past agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which Abbas heads...
Central tennis stays perfect in duals (09/22/06)
The Central girls tennis team improved to 13-0 in dual matches with a 7-2 home victory against Poplar Bluff on Thursday. The Tigers won five of the six singles matches and two of three in doubles. Sarah Ford and Lindsey Pingel won the singles matches at the top of the lineup and teamed up for a doubles victory as well. Brooke Morris also had a win in singles and was part of a winning doubles team with Christen Edmonds...
Big test awaits ND runners at Hancock Invitational (09/22/06)
The Notre Dame boys cross country team will get its first real test at the Class 3 level Saturday when it travels to Jefferson Barracks for the Hancock Invitational. Notre Dame found out it had been bumped from Class 2, where it won the defending state champs, to Class 3 shortly before the school year began. At the Hancock Invitational, the Bulldogs will get to see defending Class 3 champion Potosi, a new district opponent for the Bulldogs, as well as district foe Ste. Genevieve...
St. Vincent tries to keep momentum in Week 4 (09/22/06)
St. Vincent's offense has managed just 26 points through three games, but the Indians' last-minute victory over rival Valle last week could be just what the doctor ordered to spark another successful season. The win -- St. Vincent's first -- avenged last year's district- and conference-deciding 26-0 rout at the hands of Valle...
High School football: Week 4 (09/22/06)
Sikeston (0-3) at Jackson (2-1) Central (0-3) at St. Charles (1-2) Chaffee (1-2) at Rector, Ark. (0-3) Scott City (1-2) at Fredericktown (2-1) Park Hills Central (2-1) at Perryville (2-1) St. Vincent (1-2) at Maplewood (2-1) -- Jeremy Joffray...
Soccer, volleyball teams to begin OVC play tonight (09/22/06)
The stakes will begin to get considerably higher for the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer and volleyball teams tonight when they begin Ohio Valley Conference play. Both Southeast squads will have two-match homestands this weekend. Soccer faces Murray State at 7 p.m. tonight and Tennessee-Martin at 2 p.m. Sunday, while volleyball takes on Tennessee-Martin at 7 p.m. tonight and Murray State at 2 p.m. Saturday...
National publication honors Simonhoff (09/22/06)
Southeast Missouri State senior punter David Simonhoff was named national special teams player of the week by The National Weekly Football Gazette for his performance Saturday against Jacksonville State. Simonhoff averaged 51.2 yards per punt in the loss, the Redhawks' first defeat of the season. Among his eight punts, five went for more than 50 yards, including two over 60. His longest was 66 yards...
BCA puts Southeast at head of class (09/22/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA Division I universities fared better this year in considering minority football coaching candidates, the Black Coaches Association said Thursday. Now the BCA wants those universities to hire more minority coaches and produce more representative search committees. There are now only 11 minority head coaches among the more than 200 NCAA Division I-A and I-AA schools that are not historically black institutions...
Gentlemen's duel (09/22/06)
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- As if recent history weren't enough, Europe showed just how tight a grip it has on the Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Lehman gathered his team on the 10th tee Thursday morning for the official team photo, which lately is the closest the Americans ever get to posing with the trophy...
Rose, Cejka tied at Texas Open (09/22/06)
Far removed from the Ryder Cup matches, Europeans Justin Rose and Alex Cejka shot 6-under 64s to share the first-round lead in the Texas Open. Rose, the 26-year-old Englishman coming off three consecutive top-14 finishes, had eight birdies and two bogeys on the LaCantera Golf Club's Resort Course in San Antonio. Cejka, a 35-year-old Czech-born German, had a bogey-free round...
Judge orders Chronicle reporters to jail (09/22/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters were ordered jailed Thursday for a maximum of 18 months, pending an appeal, for refusing to testify about who leaked them secret grand jury testimony from Barry Bonds and other elite athletes. Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada published a series of articles and a book based partly on the leaked transcripts of the testimony of Bonds, Jason Giambi and others before a grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative...
Russia upsets U.S. in basketball (09/22/06)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Russia beat the two-time defending champion United States 75-68 in the semifinals of the women's world championships on Thursday night, snapping the Americans' 26-game winning streak in this event. Russia took advantage of poor shooting and sloppy ball-handling by the U.S. ...
Berkman deals blow to Cards, Carpenter with two home runs (09/22/06)
HOUSTON -- Don't count the defending NL champions out of the playoff picture just yet. Lance Berkman hit a pair of two-run homers off Chris Carpenter and the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Thursday night. The Astros started the night 5 1/2 games back in the wild-card race. They've won three of their last four and after the game, manager Phil Garner said Roger Clemens will start the regular-season home finale against St. Louis on Sunday...
Educating our future lean adults (09/22/06)
Officials are cracking down on what students eat at school. You have no idea what memories this brings to mind. School food has always been a particular passion of mine. Some folks write cookbooks. I could write a collection of the best meals I've eaten at school from first grade through college...
Photographer gives new perspective to Missouri (09/22/06)
Englishman Mel Jones found natural beauty to be abundant in Southeast Missouri. Now he wants to share his outsider's perspective with locals. On Sunday, Jones will be at the Conservation Campus Nature Center at Cape County Park North to talk to people about what his fresh eye saw in Southeast Missouri and the photographs that resulted from his travels...
City of Roses festival embarks on new era (09/22/06)
The slogan for this year's City of Roses Music Festival is "Still Rockin' Cape Girardeau." But the City of Roses Music Heritage Association wants the festival to do more than just rock. The organizers are ready to shed the festival's image as a beer-soaked rock 'n' roll party, remaking the event as something more...
Danforth urges Republicans to end Christian right's influence (09/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- Is the Christian right the Republican Party's real political base or have conservative Christians taken over the GOP, forcing the party to meet their demands? For former Missouri Sen. John Danforth, the answer became clear when the Republican-controlled Congress intervened in the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who died after her husband won the right to remove her feeding tube...
Everyone's a critic: 'The Black Dahlia' (09/22/06)
One star (out of four) To be honest, I was so confused for most of the film, I kept asking one my co-workers from the travel agency who was with me if she understood what was going on. She kept whispering back, "No, do you?" "The Black Dahlia" weaves such a complicated web of zillions of characters you don't even know what the plot is or where the film is going. Even when they suddenly tell you the answer of her death then slap up a big "THE END" on the screen, you sit there going "Huh?"...
Artifacts 9/22/06 (09/22/06)
Acclaimed poet to read at Southeast Wednesday; Drivin' Rain tours with Hollywood Allstarz; Students exhibiting art across Jackson; Cape coffeehouse holds concert Saturday; Event seeks volunteers, performers, others; University museum hosts Family Fun Day Sept. 29; Quilt show takes place Sept. 30, Oct. 1; Shryock offers two early-October concerts; 'America's Got Talent' auditions in Branson
Edna Willa (09/22/06)
Edna Lillian Willa, 94, of Jackson died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at Monticello House. She was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of Albert and Minnie Carman Ridge. She and Amos Brazeal were married Aug. 2, 1929. He died in January 1978. She later married Arnold Willa May 16, 1969. He died Oct. 5, 1982...
Jean Douglass (09/22/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Jean Douglass, 80, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Douglass was born April 20, 1926, in Alton, Mo., daughter of Lewis and Jennie Rose Evans Bates. She and Russell Douglass were married Dec. 15, 1946. He died March 5, 1995...
Everett Ury (09/22/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Everett Ury, 70, of Anna died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, as the result of a farming accident. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Karen Sanders (09/22/06)
Karen A. Sanders, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1960, in St. Louis, daughter of Leo and Patricia Kemper Sanders. Sanders was a nurse at Chateau Girardeau. Survivors include a brother, John Sanders of Affton, Mo.; two sisters, Elizabeth Arnold of St. Peters, Mo., and Kathleen Cearnal of Florissant, Mo...
Emily Niedbalski (09/22/06)
Emily Jane-Rose Niedbalski was stillborn Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Loving survivors include her parents, Scott M. and Paula A. Meyr Niedbalski, and a brother, Cody, of New Wells, Mo. Survivors of the maternal family include a grandfather, Ron (the late Janice) Meyr of Jackson, and a great-grandmother, Amanda (the late Willard) Steffens of Altenburg, Mo...
Cara Schneier (09/22/06)
Cara J. Schneier, 56, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Chester, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 2, 1950, in Murphysboro, Ill., daughter of Elmer and Alberta Huskey Vieregge. Cara was of the Lutheran belief and a member of the Red Hat Society in Cape Girardeau...
Births 9/22/06 (09/22/06)
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Out of the past 9/22/06 (09/22/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 22, 1981 The Golden Knights, the Army's parachute team, will take to the skies in Cape Girardeau later in the week, but they arrive here with feet solidly on the ground; the team arrives in the city in the afternoon aboard a chartered bus from St. Louis...
Fun union facts (09/22/06)
The Wall Street Journal AFL-CIO president John Sweeney boasted recently that the union consortium intended to pour millions of dollars into this year's Congressional elections -- hardly a shocker. What is news is that this year, for the first time, rank-and-file union members are getting a look at precisely how much of their mandatory dues money is going to fund Mr. Sweeney's political causes, and plenty of other interesting details as well...
Soldier's tribute (09/22/06)
When the body of Cpl. Jeremy Shank was returned to his hometown for burial, the community responded in a way befitting the honor he so richly deserved. Shank died while serving his nation in Iraq. To show their respect both to Shank and his family, hundreds of people lined Jackson's streets waving flags. Businesses put special messages of support and sympathy on their sign boards...
Tired of being compared to terrorists (09/22/06)
To the editor: I am not ashamed to be called a follower of Christ. I am a Christian. I am tired of being compared to terrorists. Daily my Lord is mocked and scorned, and I have yet to plant a bomb or to wear one going into a place where others are. I have yet to join the great riots of Christians going on in America because of the likes of Madonna or Rosie. In fact, I have yet to see Christians rioting, killing a nun or destroying neighborhoods...
Sentencing formula is ridiculous (09/22/06)
To the editor: Greg Sparkman's sentencing was like going to a funeral. The only difference was there were no flowers, music or obituary. Our family sat in the front row and cried with every word from the judge. Maybe we should ask that in lieu of flowers, all families who have been put through or are going through this same ordeal please write the elected officials who can give the court the power to override the ridiculous formula the judge has to go by when handing down a sentence...
Thanks for neighborhood picnic (09/22/06)
To the editor: Neighborhood Connection held its second annual picnic at May Greene Park. It was a huge success because so many people donated their time, refreshments and equipment. The Southeast Missourian was great. Thanks to Chris Pagano, TJ Greaney and Don Frazier for the wonderful articles and picture. And thanks to KZIM radio for telling the public about the picnic...
Board should listen to the public (09/22/06)
To the editor: It is a shame that when a parent and taxpayer takes time off his busy schedule to attend a Cape Girardeau School Board meeting you get told you cannot address the school board without a three-day notice. I am ashamed that the entire board has no regard for parents and taxpayers and couldn't care less about your concerns unless you agree with the board if it wants another tax increase...
Speak Out 9/22/06 (09/22/06)
Milsap, not mules; Picking up trash; Conservative bubble; Leash on dogs; Conspiracy theory; Oil vote; Young decisions; Old Hopper paving; Naming the building; Crossing the line; Growing quickly
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