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Stories from Wednesday, October 4, 2006

One week left to register for next month's election (10/04/06)
Time is running short for anyone who wants to vote on Nov. 7 to become registered. Voter rolls for the election close Oct. 11, said Patty Schlosser, director of elections for Cape Girardeau County. New voters can register in Jackson at the Administration Building and in Cape Girardeau at the county annex on Lorimier Street...
K's will close all its stores (10/04/06)
Saying K's Merchandise was "never going to be able to return to profitability," company executives announced Tuesday that all 17 of its stores will close early next year, including the 10-year-old Cape Girardeau location. That means that the 60 local store employees -- and the 1,500 across the company -- will be out of work when the stores close after all the merchandise is sold...
Cars in fatal chase topped 100 mph (10/04/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The driver of a car that crashed Sept. 23, killing himself and a passenger after a half-hour police chase, allegedly drove at speeds over 100 mph while making obscene hand gestures at the pursuing officer and tossing beverage cans from the vehicle...
City to fill gaps in sidewalks in several neighborhoods (10/04/06)
Cape Girardeau will use the bulk of its remaining sidewalk money from the Transportation Trust Fund 2 to fill sidewalk gaps in four areas. The project, estimated at $250,000, will fill gaps in Forest Hills Subdivision, along Cape Rock Drive, Themis Street and Hawthorne Road...
Author speaks to area students about writing his first novel (10/04/06)
Lance Marcum loves to read. But for several summers, he had no time to read. He was too busy writing his first novel. Marcum recalled his writing obsession in a speech Tuesday afternoon in Cape Girardeau to hundreds of middle-school students from parochial and public schools in the region...
Clear skies help speed statewide harvest; fields in Southeast Missouri still flooded (10/04/06)
Farmers across much of the state took advantage of dry weather last week to continue harvesting row crops, but farms in Southeast Missouri are still assessing the damage from flooding rain, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday. "It's a devastating type of event," said Dickie Jordan, di...
Region briefs 10/4/06 (10/04/06)
Investigators await DNA evidence in shooting Investigators were waiting on evidence from the scene of a Cape Girardeau shooting that injured two, police said Tuesday. Two men, ages 22 and 28, were shot Sept. 27 in the 300 block of South Hanover Street. ...
Police seek suspect in Tuesday night Amerimart robbery (10/04/06)
A knife-wielding thief with missing teeth stole an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday night from a Cape Girardeau gas station. Amerimart, 855 N. Kingshighway, was robbed at about 7:45 p.m., according to police officer Freddie Hill. A man in his late 20s to early 30s asked the clerk for change. ...
Two brothers convicted of tampering with evidence (10/04/06)
Two Jackson brothers were convicted this week on charges of hiding a rifle that was fired at a crowd, striking a passing vehicle. Cody A. Reid, 17, and his brother, Lonnie D. Reid, 19, both of 4837 Old Cape Road East, were convicted by Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp on Monday of misdemeanor tampering with evidence for the Aug. 8 shooting near their home...
Local doctor to show anti-war sculpture Friday at Buckner (10/04/06)
More than half a year has passed since Dr. Zenon Duda unveiled his statement on the horrors of war, "Requiem for the Pawns of War," on a First Friday in Cape Girardeau. This Friday he's bringing the piece out again for another showing in the Riverview Room at Buckner Brewing Co. starting at 6 p.m. And this time he wants to hear some fresh perspectives on the 15-by-45-foot sculpture installation...
Taking the field (10/04/06)
The only rivalry on the Jackson High School football field Tuesday night was the friendly variety. After an afternoon of parading and rehearsing, about 15 area marching bands from as far away as Ste. Genevieve, Mo., took the field one by one at the 62nd annual Jackson Marching Band Festival. About 500 spectators were in the stands for the performances in addition to the band members not playing...
Club news 10/4/06 (10/04/06)
Alpha Mu Master; St. Mary CCW
Outside money fuels Missouri Senate race (10/04/06)
WASHINGTON -- Outside money is streaming into Missouri's U.S. Senate race as national political parties try to sway the outcome of a contest that polls are calling a dead heat. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee so far has spent about $1.4 million on television ads to boost State Auditor Claire McCaskill and slam her opponent, Republican Sen. Jim Talent, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission...
Church deacon's wife becomes sixth person charged in Mo. child sex case (10/04/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The wife of a church deacon has become the sixth person charged in a case of alleged sex abuse of young girls at two Missouri church communes. Laura Epling faces one count of statutory sodomy for allegedly helping a church pastor abuse a girl a few years ago when the victim was 15 or 16 years old. The charge was filed Monday in McDonald County...
Missouri Supreme Court considers alcohol liability law for bars, stores (10/04/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri legislators made a distinction between bars and convenience stores when writing the state's alcohol liability laws. Now the state Supreme Court is considering whether that difference is unconstitutional. The state's high court heard arguments Tuesday on behalf of a suburban St. Louis mother who claims she should be able to sue the convenience store that sold her 20-year-old son a 12-pack of beer the night before he died in a car accident...
Drive-through zoo closing after 35 years (10/04/06)
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- Zebras, bears and lions are among the animals looking for new homes after the drive-through exotic animal park where they have lived closed, ending 35 years of business. The Exotic Animal Paradise closed Sunday, and the animals are expected to be auctioned off in the next two weeks, owner Ron Armitage said Monday...
Police: Gunman told wife he molested two girls 20 years ago (10/04/06)
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. -- The gunman who killed five girls in an Amish schoolroom confided to his wife during the siege that he molested two relatives 20 years ago when he was boy and was tormented by dreams of doing it again, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators also said that Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, plotted his takeover of the school for nearly a week and that the items he brought -- including flexible plastic ties, eyebolts and lubricating jelly -- suggest he may have been planning to sexually assault the Amish girls before police closed in.. ...
Two Americans win physics Nobel for measuring oldest light in universe (10/04/06)
NEW YORK -- Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for measuring the oldest light in the heavens, a feat described as "one of the greatest discoveries of the century" that convinced skeptics of the big-bang theory of the universe's origin...
House speaker dismisses call to resign (10/04/06)
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert brushed aside resignation talk Tuesday, even as the Republicans' No. 2 House leader contradicted him in the page scandal. President Bush gave Hastert a vote of confidence as the party struggled to contain pre-election fallout...
N. Korea says it will test nuke as 'self-defense measure' (10/04/06)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea triggered global alarm Tuesday by saying it will conduct a nuclear test, a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs that it views as a deterrent against any U.S. attack. But the North also said it was committed to nuclear disarmament, suggesting a willingness to negotiate...
Saddam verdict delayed amid fear any decision would result in bloodshed (10/04/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Judges postponed their verdict in Saddam Hussein's trial Tuesday, a long-awaited decision that once held out the hope of healing Iraq's wounds but now threatens to spark even more sectarian violence. The verdict had been expected Oct. 16 but was delayed until at least the end of the month while judges take extra time to review the evidence and make sure their case is airtight...
U.N. diplomats say uranium enrichment negotiations with Iran appear to have failed (10/04/06)
NEW YORK -- Iran's refusal to freeze uranium enrichment has sabotaged talks meant to defuse the standoff over its nuclear program, opening the way for the U.N. Security Council to start considering sanctions next week, senior U.N. diplomats said Tuesday...
Sunnis worry over new security plan; violence across Iraq leaves 52 dead (10/04/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Baghdad fish market Tuesday and two Shiite families were found slain north of the capital as violence across Iraq claimed at least 52 lives. The U.S. military, meanwhile, announced the deaths of nine soldiers and two Marines in what has been a deadly period for American forces in Iraq. The announcement brought to at least 15 the number of servicemembers killed in fighting since Saturday...
High school softball: District previews (10/04/06)
Class 1 District 1 Class 2 District 2 at Perryville City Park Class 3 District 2 at Perryville City Park Class 4 District 1 at Farmington -- Jeremy Joffray...
Waggener, Givens lead Central swimmers past Bulldogs (10/04/06)
Peyton Waggener and Hunter Givens won two events apiece, and Central edged Notre Dame 96-82 on Tuesday in just the second home swimming dual meet for both teams. Waggener won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, and Givens was first in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke...
Disgruntled Indians rally around seed in tourney (10/04/06)
The Jackson softball team owns victories over both Seckman and Farmington this season, but when the Class 4 District 1 field was seeded, that was not enough to give the Indians a higher seed than either team. So the No. 3 Indians will be forced to play an opening-round game today against No. 6 seed Hillsboro at Farmington, Mo. Seckman and Farmington, the top two seeds, will await today's winners in the semifinal round...
Earning an assist (10/04/06)
Matt Vollink translated a successful high school soccer career at Notre Dame Regional High School into conference player of the year and All-American honors at Quincy University. Vollink's passion for soccer led him to the coaching arena and back to his alma mater. With five years as an assistant for the girls program and in his second year helping out the boys, Vollink is leaving his mark on Notre Dame soccer...
Redhawks gain recognition, receive votes in Div. I-AA poll (10/04/06)
Southeast Missouri State is off to a 3-1 start for the first time as a Division I-AA program -- and at least a few people around the country have taken notice. The Redhawks received five votes in The Sports Network Division I-AA national poll that was released earlier this week...
Preseason favorite EKU off to 0-2 start (10/04/06)
Just two games into its Ohio Valley Conference schedule, the league's preseason favorite finds itself on life support. Eastern Kentucky fell to 0-2 in OVC play for the first time since 1960 on Saturday as Jacksonville State routed the host Colonels 28-0...
Tigers' secondary will get first true test from Raiders (10/04/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri cornerbacks are aware of Texas Tech's reputation for throwing the football. And for a group that says it has yet to be challenged this year, that's part of the excitement. The 23rd-ranked Tigers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) travel to Lubbock, Texas, Saturday to play Texas Tech, a team whose 347.6 passing yards a game leads the Big 12 Conference. ...
Puck drops on new season tonight (10/04/06)
NEW YORK -- Celebration replaced trepidation inside a Manhattan club. The NHL hosted a big bash last week, kicking off a new season free of lockout clouds, labor unrest and questions about the league's viability. Star players hung out with supermodels in front of the shiny Stanley Cup that lit up with every flash, while members of the champion Carolina Hurricanes checked out their freshly engraved names...
Titans' Haynesworth apologizes to Gurode (10/04/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Albert Haynesworth finally got the chance Tuesday to apologize personally to Dallas center Andre Gurode, whose face he tore open with his cleat. After spending much of the day getting nothing but unanswered rings and a full voice mail box, Haynesworth connected late in the afternoon with Gurode, who needed 30 stitches to repair the cuts in his face...
Donations rise after news of O'Neil's health (10/04/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As news of Buck O'Neil's deteriorating health spreads, donations toward a building project honoring the life and times of the 94-year-old Negro Leagues ambassador have been on the rise. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City started a grass roots campaign in August to raise at least $1 million toward construction of the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center. ...
A's put a Big Hurt on Twins with road win over Santana (10/04/06)
MINNEAPOLIS -- In the place where Johan Santana usually can't be beaten, Barry Zito and Frank Thomas slowed Minnesota's momentum and gave Oakland a big boost to start this AL division series. Zito threw eight innings, besting Santana behind two big home runs by Thomas and sending the Athletics to the win...
Bruce shows he still can deliver (10/04/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Isaac Bruce, the longest-tenured St. Louis Rams player, showed Sunday there is plenty of life left in the 33-year-old receiver. Bruce, the only remaining Rams player who was with the team in Los Angeles, gave Detroit cornerback Jamar Fletcher fits while hauling in seven passes for 100 yards -- the 40th 100-yard receiving game in his career...
Marlins fire Girardi, quickly hire Gonzalez (10/04/06)
MIAMI -- Once the runner-up to Joe Girardi for the job of managing the Florida Marlins, Fredi Gonzalez became his successor Tuesday. The Marlins fired Girardi, and five hours later announced that he'll be replaced by Gonzalez, third-base coach for the Atlanta Braves the past four years. Girardi's departure after only one season had been expected after his rift with owner Jeffrey Loria boiled over in an on-field confrontation two months ago...
A new ballgame (10/04/06)
SAN DIEGO -- With one swing of Albert Pujols' bat, a St. Louis Cardinals lineup that looked so sickly in September suddenly got a lot better under the California sun. San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy tempted Pujols with one pitch too many and the slugger, who has a shot at a second straight NL MVP award, responded with a two-run homer that launched the Cardinals to a 5-1 victory in the opening game of the division series on Tuesday...
Curry flavor (10/04/06)
"Curry is India's greatest contribution to mankind," claims British travel writer Norman Douglas. A rather audacious assertion when you consider that the country has also given us Buddhism, the Taj Mahal and technicians who can fix your computer from thousands of miles away...
A new breed of bad guys (10/04/06)
Don't we all kind of like the bad guy? Some of the most appealing characters ever to grace the silver screen were villains. From the Joker in "Batman" to Kaiser Soze in "The Usual Suspects," entertainment has always thrived on the allure of evil...
Fall recipes in time for harvest (10/04/06)
Last week I mentioned that the low humidity, cool temperatures and blue skies makes we want to enjoy those recipes that I usually reserve for just this time of year. I have a whole drawer full of recipes for fall, and I pulled a couple from the top of the pile to share with you today. I hope you enjoy these and have time to send in some of your favorite recipe so other readers can try them as well...
Weldon Emmons (10/04/06)
Weldon Clayborn Emmons, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Corning, Ark., son of John Timothy and Mary Griffith Emmons. Emmons was a truck driver many years. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard...
Joseph Hale (10/04/06)
Joseph Lemro "Joe" Hale, 49, of Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 14, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lemro F. and Theresa Elizabeth Axtetter Hale. Hale was former owner/operator of Hale's Jewelry. He was of the Catholic belief and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1111...
Virgie Miles (10/04/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Virgie Mary Miles, 88, of Chaffee died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 27, 1918, at Chaffee, daughter of Herbert Lee and Nellie Jane Skelton Houseman. She and Harley S. Miles were married June 24, 1939. He died March 20, 1985...
John McFall Jr. (10/04/06)
John Blanchard McFall Jr., 86, of Missouri Veterans Home died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the veterans home. He was born March 4, 1920, at Elizabethtown, Ill., daughter of John Blanchard and Nancy Katherine Humphery McFall Sr. He and Betty Tinnon were married Aug. 4, 1941, in Charleston, Mo. She died Jan. 18, 1986...
Frieda Boettcher (10/04/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Frieda L. Boettcher, 85, of Altenburg died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 6, 1921, at Frohna, Mo., daughter of Henry and Helena Weber Lueders. She and Cornelius A. Boettcher were married Dec. 26, 1944...
Births 10/4/06 (10/04/06)
Sachse; DePew; Scott; Mason; Tilley; Kistner; Ellison; LaValle; Shaffar; Silman; Ballard; Unverferth; Plott; May; Hawkins
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/4/06 (10/04/06)
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Out of the past 10-4-06 (10/04/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 4, 1981 Fire investigators believe arson was the cause of two fires over the weekend that severely damaged a tavern on Big Bend Road and a residence on North Park Avenue in Cape Girardeau; firefighters were called to Kinder's Country Jamboree Tavern and dance hall Sunday morning; a newer addition to the building sustained severe smoke and heat damage, and the older section was a total loss...
Salute to the city (10/04/06)
If you drive around Cape Girardeau, at almost every turn you will see signs of growth and development: new businesses, new buildings and major facelifts for existing businesses and street improvements, just to name a few. In every case, Cape Girardeau city officials have been involved in some way: approving plans, issuing permits, providing incentives and delivering essential services...
Be informed, support stem-cell plan (10/04/06)
To the editor: I was appalled by the half-page advertisement against Amendment 2 on Sept. 28. This kind of propaganda is as bizarre as the comments made by Alan Keyes during his recent visit to Missouri. The purpose of the stem-cell initiative is to allow any medical cures or treatment found from early stem-cell research to be used for our Missouri citizens. This is not for the sake of cloning...
Suggestion: Create a Wall of Justice (10/04/06)
To the editor: The naming of the new federal courthouse is an ongoing heated topic. What is the proper name to be etched into stone on the building, which will be paid for by taxpayers? To keep the public happy and proud, I suggest that a Wall of Justice be erected where family and friends could put the names of their friends or loved ones who have been connected with upholding the laws of the land...
U.S. should offer help to the world (10/04/06)
To the editor: We are all concerned about the rampant anti-Americanism that is prevalent in the rest of the world, especially the hatred that Islamic fundamentalists have for us. Having the courage to extricate ourselves from the Iraq war with some kind of diplomatic solution such as a three-way division of the country without trying to dominate the Middle East would be the first step...
Veterans invited to homecoming (10/04/06)
To the editor: The SEMO Veteran Corps alumni will have a reunion, and all veterans in the region are invited to participate in the Southeast Missouri State University homecoming parade Oct. 21. Many veterans returned after service to continue their education, find jobs, get married and get on with their lives. ...
Speak Out 10/4/06 (10/04/06)
Assembly questions; Endless list; Border excuse; Praying at the flagpole; No comparison; School funding; Protect your children; Don't ignore the facts; Hypocritical MSBA; Bad sidewalks
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