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Tornado strikes Perry Co. town (09/23/06)
CROSSTOWN, Mo. -- A tornado damaged about 60 homes and injured four people when it tore through this Perry County town and the surrounding area Friday afternoon. The tornado cut a one-mile swath east along sparsely populated County Road 350, cutting trees in half and tearing off rooftops, said Trish Erzfeld, a county employee who was appointed public information officer for the agencies that responded to the disaster...
Cairo plant will produce biodiesel (09/23/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Construction on a $60 million, 60-million-gallon-a-year biodiesel plant is expected to begin before the end of the year and create as many as 30 new jobs when its completed about 12 months from now. "It's huge news for the city," said Mayor Paul Farris. "It's been decades since there's been any economic development here of this size at all. The town has been in need for years for employment opportunities."...
Weather Channel airing documentary on March tornado (09/23/06)
A documentary about the tornado that ripped through Perry County on March 11 will be aired on national television next week. Perry County residents will describe their memories of the tornado on The Weather Channel's "Storm Stories," which will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The "Storm Stories" series focuses on the experiences of survivors and rescuers who have battled some of the most extraordinary weather events...
Federal court briefs 9/23/06 (09/23/06)
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: Age: 27 Residence: Sikeston, Mo. Charge: Convicted felon in possession of firearms...
Convicted drunken driver to speak at event (09/23/06)
Jason Barber, a convicted drunken driver, will speak Oct. 9 at the Show Me Center as part of Alcohol Awareness Week at Southeast Missouri State University. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m., is open to the public. ...
Bollinger County officer awarded for November campground rescue (09/23/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- If there's one thing Richie McCall knows, it's that November floodwaters are cold. As a sergeant with the Bollinger County, McCall, 31, was just getting off duty Nov. 15 when he volunteered to rescue stranded people in the Twin Bridges Campground...
Autopsy showed Bollinger Co. man died from smoke inhalation (09/23/06)
An autopsy Friday determined the death of a man found in a Bollinger County house fire was likely accidental. The autopsy showed that Jimmy Holt, 43, died from carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation, Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings said...
SEMO enrollment up (09/23/06)
SEMO enrollment for fall semester higher than in '05 Southeast Missouri State University's enrollment stands at 10,477 for the fall semester, final figures show. That's up from 10,292 a year ago, school officials said, continuing a trend of record enrollments...
Cape man gets 26 years for child pornography (09/23/06)
A 26-year federal prison sentence was handed down Thursday to a Cape Girardeau man for child pornography charges. Terry Corbin, 57, pleaded guilty June 23 to transportation of child pornography and possession of child pornography. During a federal court appearance in Cape Girardeau, U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel sentenced Corbin to 320 months in federal prison, according to a news release from federal prosecutor Catherine L. Hanaway's office...
Earl Walker (09/23/06)
Earl Raymond Walker, 92, formerly of Mississippi County, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at home in Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo., and will be announced at a later date.
Food and friends (09/23/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The smell of beer, brats and barnyard animals flooded Altenburg Friday night as the East Perry Community Fair kicked off. Around 30,000 people were expected to come during the course of the two-day fair, according to local officials...
Kansas City man persists in quest to get Winfrey into White House (09/23/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Patrick Crowe says he is having a blast promoting talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey for president. Winfrey's lawyers are not. Crowe has been unofficially campaigning for the first lady of daytime TV for years. The Kansas City man's Web site, www.oprah08.net, comes complete with a campaign song and volunteer sign-up. The campaign's toll-free number, which rings to his daughter-in-law's house in San Diego, translates to OPRAH08...
Student loan agency plan has stem-cell restrictions added (09/23/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Human embryonic stem-cell research could be restricted at university buildings financed with the proceeds of Missouri's student loan agency, under the latest version of Gov. Matt Blunt's higher education plan. The details about stem-cell research were added at the last moment to an agreement approved earlier this week by the Missouri Development Finance Board, the entity that would receive $350 million from the student loan agency and pass it on to colleges and universities.. ...
Illinois police holding person of interest in woman's death (09/23/06)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- Police on Friday desperately searched for the three young children of a woman whose body was found in a weedy lot, a fetus apparently cut from her womb, possibly with scissors an investigator says were found near the woman's body...
PSC approves new rate plan for Missouri utilities (09/23/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a plan to give electric companies the right to seek rate increases when their fuel costs increase. Utilities have always been able to seek general rate increases. But the new plan, approved on a 3-2 vote, allows electric companies to seek specific rate adjustments when their fuel costs rise or fall...
Teacher charged with having meth in desk (09/23/06)
NIXA, Mo. -- A Nixa art teacher has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after methamphetamine reportedly was found in her desk at Century Elementary School, Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek said Friday. Margie K. Lewis, 50, of Springfield, was placed on administrative leave, said Nixa superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith, adding that "certainly termination is being considered."...
Astronaut collapses during ceremony (09/23/06)
HOUSTON -- An astronaut collapsed twice Friday, a day after she returned to Earth in the shuttle Atlantis, and officials attributed her wobbles to the adjustment from 12 days at zero gravity. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper left the welcome-home ceremony at the hangar at Ellington Field but was not taken to a hospital. Officials said she was doing fine...
Pope invites envoys of Muslim countries to meet with him (09/23/06)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has invited Muslim envoys to meet with him at his summer residence Monday for what the Holy See says is urgently needed dialogue following the crisis ignited by his remarks on Islam and violence. Turkey and Iran immediately said their representatives would attend...
23 killed in train crash in Germany (09/23/06)
LATHEN, Germany -- A high-tech train that floats on powerful magnetic fields smashed into a maintenance car on an elevated test track Friday, killing 23 people and injuring 10 -- the first fatalities on a maglev train. Initial indications were that human error, not sophisticated maglev technology, was to blame for putting the maintenance vehicle on the track at the same time as the Transrapid train. The train was moving at 125 mph but can reach speeds of up to 270 mph...
Bell City spikers clip Leopold in three sets (09/23/06)
Bell City edged host Leopold in three sets Friday in a battle of Class 1 district volleyball champions from a year ago. The Cubs recorded a 25-27, 25-23, 25-21 victory in front of a standing-room only crowd. Megan Slagley had eight kills and 13 digs for Bell City (19-1), while Jessica Abner added seven kills and three blocks, Jenny Lathum had five kills and four blocks, and Rachel Spears had six kills and five blocks...
Central collects first victory on road against St. Charles (09/23/06)
Blake Slattery connected with Eric Ennis on two touchdown passes in the second half, as the Central football team picked up its first win with a 24-6 decision Friday night at St. Charles, Mo. Ennis caught two TD passes, sophomore George Hamilton returned a kickoff for a TD, and Tyler McNabb kicked a field goal and three extra points for Central (1-3)...
Jackson takes Sikeston by storm (09/23/06)
Lightning and rain were not enough to stop Jackson's football team Friday, as the Indians routed visiting Sikeston 49-0 in the SEMO North opener for both teams. The game was halted by lightning for about 90 minutes just after it started. But that was enough time for the Indians (3-1) to establish their dominance...
Redhawks open OVC play with sweep (09/23/06)
It's hard to imagine Southeast Missouri State beginning Ohio Valley Conference volleyball play with a more dominant performance. The Redhawks pounced on Tennessee-Martin from the start Friday night and romped 30-19, 30-15, 30-22 at Houck Field House...
Tenn. Tech upsets Eastern Kentucky (09/23/06)
The Southeast Missouri State football team has the week off but the Ohio Valley Conference play rolls on. Tennessee Tech picked up its first win of the season Thursday by shocking preseason conference favorite Eastern Kentucky 27-14 in Cookeville, Tenn...
Kaverman finds satisfaction in perfect score from BCA (09/23/06)
It goes without saying that Southeast Missouri State athletic director Don Kaverman was elated with the recent report from the Black Coaches Association. Southeast received glowing marks on the BCA's report card regarding the area of NCAA Division I universities considering minority football coaching candidates...
Area digest Sept23 (09/23/06)
Hamilton sweeps titles at Cape Country Club Tom Hamilton followed his victory in Cape Girardeau Country Club's Men's Golf Association club championship on Sept. 9 and 10 by winning the senior club championship on Sept. 16 and 17. In the club championship event, Hamilton put together rounds of 72 and 74 for a 146 total to win the title by four strokes over Ben Eller...
Tigers host Ohio today, eye 4-0 start (09/23/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ohio is all that stands between Missouri and a rare perfect nonconference schedule. Before the Big 12 games begin, the Tigers (3-0) seem to stumble at some point. Last year they lost by 10 points at home to New Mexico on the way to a 7-5 finish, and in 2004 they were upset at Troy in a 5-6 season...
U.S. follows recent theme, trails Europe after first day (09/23/06)
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- The tears of Darren Clarke gave way to exhaustive relief for Colin Montgomerie. American red shifted to European blue on the scoreboard. A day that began in brilliant sunshine ended in gray skies and showers. The Ryder Cup was 11 hours of relentless action Friday, with wild swings in momentum and emotion and the tightest opening day of matches in the 79-year history of the event...
Harvick, Burton deny rumors of cheating (09/23/06)
DOVER, Del. -- Jeff Burton says the only hot air surrounding his team comes from false allegations of cheating, not the kind leaked by manipulated rims. Kevin Harvick was firmly focused on keeping his lead in the points standings, and not on possibly planted stories that would only serve to distract from his performance at Dover...
Cardinals extend Jocketty's contract (09/23/06)
HOUSTON -- The Cardinals have extended general manager Walt Jocketty's contract through the 2008 season, the team announced Friday. The 55-year-old Jocketty has been the Cardinals' general manager since October 1994. He is currently the third-longest tenured GM in the majors...
Axley, Points share the lead midway through Texas Open (09/23/06)
Eric Axley shot a bogey-free 7-under 63 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with D.A. Points in the Texas Open. Points had a 66 to match Axley at 9-under 131 on the LaCantera Golf Club's Resort Course in San Antonio. Paul Goydos was another stroke back after a 63...
Hargrove absence takes Rams by surprise (09/23/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Anthony Hargrove's unexcused two-day absence remained a mystery on Friday for the St. Louis Rams. The only certainty is that the defensive end will not be on the field this weekend. Coach Scott Linehan said Hargrove had not been suspended, but would be fined. Rookie Victor Adeyanju will replace him in the lineup for Sunday's game at Arizona and Brandon Green, inactive the first two games, will be the backup at right end...
Astros keep Cards' magic on hold (09/23/06)
HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio snapped out of his September slump with one huge game. Biggio's two-out RBI single capped Houston's two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Astros a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. The loss left the Cardinals' magic number to win a third straight NL Central title at five...
Religion briefs 9/23/06 (09/23/06)
Saturday; Sunday
Two new priests minister at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (09/23/06)
In August, two diocesan priests took up their new posts at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. David Hulshof, a native of Portageville, Mo., moved into the parish Aug. 10. Father David, as he is called, earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Dallas. ...
Half a century of service: Catholic diocese wraps up 50th celebration (09/23/06)
A year of celebration will culminate in a week of prayers and a closing liturgy celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Show Me Center. Bishop John Leibrecht, bishop of the diocese for more than 20 years, will preside...
Learning when to say you're sorry (09/23/06)
Baseball's all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, has -- according to his agent -- signed souvenir baseballs with the following inscription: "I'm sorry I bet on baseball." This news follows Rose's revelation in 2004 that he did, in fact, bet on Major League Baseball, including the team he was managing at the time, the Cincinnati Reds. ...
Everett Ury (09/23/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Everett L. Ury, 70, of Anna died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, as the result of a farming accident. He was born July 24, 1936, in Anna, son of Everett S. and Katherine Miriam Brown Ury. He and Margaret Thomas were married Oct. 29, 1960. Ury owned and operated Ury and Sons Ditching and Road Boring 45 years. ...
Nada Young (09/23/06)
Nada L. Ervin Young, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Dec. 22, 1914, in Ullin, Ill. She and Robert "Chick" Young were married in 1930 in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 27, 1996. Young was a longtime member of Third Street United Methodist Church. She was a nurses aide at Southeast Missouri Hospital 28 years...
Charles Grojean Sr. (09/23/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Charles K. Grojean Sr., 86, of New Hamburg died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Priscilla Haynes (09/23/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Priscilla J. Haynes, 53, of Nashville, Tenn., died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at her home. She was formerly of Cairo. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Niswonger (09/23/06)
Margaret C. Niswonger, 71, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 10, 1935, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Roscoe and Elsie Mae Brown Clifton. She and Gary Niswonger were married July 3, 1954...
Marie Mazzola (09/23/06)
Marie C. Mazzola, 88, of Florissant, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at St. Joseph's Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. She was born Feb. 10, 1918, at Neier, Mo., daughter of John and Clotilda Peirick Ravo. Survivors include two sons, Robert Mazzola of Winfield, Mo., Thomas Mazzola of Florissant; a daughter, Karen Mazzola of Cape Girardeau; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
Lucas Georger (09/23/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lucas William Georger, 88, of Advance died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Police reports 9/23/06 (09/23/06)
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Fire reports 9/23/06 (09/23/06)
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Out of the past 9/23/06 (09/23/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 23, 1981 PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The unpopularity of parking meters among the city's downtown businessmen has prompted the Perryville Board of Aldermen to remove or cover the meters around the courthouse square on a trial basis and to allow two-hour free parking...
Stem-cell initiative offers best hope for cures (09/23/06)
By Dr. Neil H. White I write in support of Amendment 2 and the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. As a physician and pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in the care of children with diabetes and works toward finding better treatments and a cure for these children, I believe early, or embryonic, stem-cell research provides one of our best hopes for curing diabetes and many devastating chronic diseases...
Cape's authors (09/23/06)
If they wanted to, Cape Girardeau's numerous book clubs could concentrate solely on local authors this month with the publication of new books by Southeast Missourian food columnist Tom Harte and nationally syndicated political columnist and author David Limbaugh...
Speak Out 9/23/06 (09/23/06)
Thanks for opinion; Understanding war; Thanks to families; Burden of proof; Prefer new pool; Appropriate term; Ethanol debacle; Showing respect; Historical LifeSavers; Cleanest fair; Tax for cleanup; No exercise time; Touching cartoon; Not much risk; Right connections; Plan and save; They're my roads too; Empty promises; Not responsible; Banned treats; Do it right first time
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