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Cape road district hopes to replace bridges thanks to new sales tax (10/05/06)
Ralph Phillips has bridges on his mind. The district engineer of the Cape Special Road District has about 20 bridges in his sights for replacement with new revenue generated by a countywide half-cent sales tax set to take effect Jan. 1. The bridges, some with wooden substructures, have load limits ranging from 8 to 17 tons, and Phillips hopes to replace many in coming years. But first he has to negotiate when the 94-year-old road district will begin receiving the new money...
Judge: Prosecution must narrow list of possible witnesses (10/05/06)
The list of possible witnesses to be called in the trial of an accused killer of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was ordered to be drastically reduced to keep proceedings from slowing. Lance Shockley, 29, of Van Buren, Mo., was charged with first-degree murder in the March 20, 2005, shooting death of Sgt. Carl Graham Jr. The defendant is scheduled to stand trial in Cape Girardeau County on a change of venue Jan. 17 and if convicted could received the death penalty...
Scott City man says teen used bow to kill pet potbellied pig (10/05/06)
Scott City authorities are investigating a report of a pet pig found slain Tuesday by a bow and arrow. Craig Ancell, of 112 Rock Levee Road, said his Vietnamese potbelly pig Mary was killed by a 16-year-old boy with a bow and arrow after the animal had gotten out from a fenced-in yard Tuesday night...
Chaffee pursuit policy similar to other agencies' (10/05/06)
On Sept. 23, a police chase that began in Chaffee, Mo., ended when the pursued vehicle crashed off the roadway in Cape Girardeau County, killing two and critically injuring two more. According to the incident report written by the Chaffee police officer who pursued the vehicle, the car had run a stop sign at a high rate of speed. The pursuit began when the vehicle failed to pull over...
Scott Co. audit flags problems with Ferrell (10/05/06)
In his last weeks as sheriff of Scott County, Bill Ferrell dipped into the county DARE account to pay for his retirement dinner and to move personal belongings out of his office, according to a state audit released Wednesday. Ferrell's use of DARE money for personal expenses was revealed in the regular audit of Scott County issued by State Auditor Claire McCaskill. ...
Cape government gets chamber award (10/05/06)
The private sector isn't the only group that has an impact on a community's economic growth -- so do city government leaders and employees. That's why the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce says it looked outside the local business world for its annual accolades this year...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 9 a.m. today Cape Girardeau County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square in Jackson Routine business Discussion items and appointments...
Federal Court 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Sept. 26 before U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw: Name: Juan De Jesus Abarca Age: 27 Residence: Cambria, Ill...
MOHELA firing planned in secret calls (10/05/06)
Four state Higher Education Loan Authority board members held private, one-on-one discussions last January about firing then-executive director Mike Cummins because he opposed Gov. Matt Blunt's plan to auction off the agency, according to documents filed in a open meetings lawsuit against the board...
Cape resident named to DYS advisory board (10/05/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Division of Youth Services' Advisory Board has appointed Rex Rust of Cape Girardeau recently as a member. Rust was sworn in during a ceremony Sept. 28 in St. Louis. The 15-member board advises the governor, legislators and the youth division on matters relating to juvenile justice and operations of the state's Youth Services programs, according to a news release from the division. ...
A safe adrenaline rush (10/05/06)
The blue BVM KingCat jet goes roaring by 20 feet off the ground at 200 mph. It climbs into the sky at a nausea-inducing incline, hits its pinnacle and starts a tailspin back to earth like an autumn leaf. And just when it seems some mechanical malfunction has caused certain destruction, the pilot levels the wings and guides it back up into the ether...
Community briefs 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Fraternity, sorority to hold service event The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Delta Pi sorority will hold a community service event to raise money and collect food and clothing for the Salvation Army from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday at Capaha Park shelter No. 1. There are two other drop-off locations in Cape Girardeau, at Kmart and Dollar General Store on Broadway...
Golden Age Games bring smiles to residents' faces (10/05/06)
Residents from Hunter Acres nursing facility rolled in on a canoe made of cardboard, disguising the wheelchairs inside that were powering it. They were part of the Hawaiian themed parade at the Osage Community Center that set the stage for The Golden Age Games held for area nursing facilites. ...
Documents show Ameren's new dam safety chief didn't report problems with Taum Sauk reservoir (10/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Corp.'s new dam safety chief was one of several managers who failed to tell federal regulators about critical problems at the Taum Sauk reservoir for months before the dam collapsed, documents show. As Ameren's new chief dam safety engineer, Tom Hollenkamp will be the point man for reporting any safety problems at Ameren's hydroelectric plants to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
Gov. Blunt's administration cleared in investigation of license contracts (10/05/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt's administration was cleared of wrongdoing in the awarding of Missouri license office contracts as a federal prosecutor said Wednesday that he had closed an investigation without pursuing any criminal charges...
Truck driver, students hurt in bus collision (10/05/06)
BELTON, Mo. -- A pickup truck hit a school bus nearly head-on on a Cass County road Wednesday afternoon, sending the pickup's driver and eight students to hospitals, authorities said. The students' injuries were considered non-life-threatening, while the 59-year-old truck driver was badly hurt and had to be flown to a hospital by air ambulance. ...
Tobacco tax ballot measure goes before Supreme Court (10/05/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of a tobacco tax ballot measure tried to persuade the Supreme Court to knock it off the Nov. 7 ballot by arguing Wednesday that thousands of petition signatures should be invalidated. Opponents also argued the proposed constitutional amendment would violate the Missouri Constitution by requiring the expenditure of existing state revenue to pay for its new health-care programs...
St. Louis aquarium planning exhibit of 'sting-free' rays (10/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Visitors to the World Aquarium in downtown St. Louis will still get a chance to rub elbows with graceful stingrays that now have a bad rap. A stingray exhibit was supposed to open in early September, but was postponed when "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed by one the same week...
Name change sought for university student union (10/05/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Most students at the University of Missouri-Columbia know Brady Commons as the hub of student life, a place to grab lunch, buy textbooks or play video games. Erin Kennedy, a senior sociology major from Blue Springs, has a different perspective on the student union: Its name must go because Thomas A. Brady, a former history professor, vice president and dean, worked to purge the campus of gay students and professors more than a half-century ago...
FBI searches two spinach packing companies for E. coli evidence (10/05/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The FBI searched two produce companies Wednesday for evidence of a crime in the nationwide E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened at least 191 others. Agents from the FBI and the Food and Drug Administration used warrants to search a Natural Selection Foods LLC plant in San Juan Bautista and a Growers Express plant in Salinas to determine whether they followed food safety procedures...
Study shows vaccine could help hay fever sufferers (10/05/06)
BALTIMORE -- Could the sneezy, runny-eyed misery of hay fever one day be a thing of the past? Scientists are reporting encouraging results from early tests of a vaccine they hope will give long-lasting relief from this seasonal scourge. The experimental vaccine has been tested on only a couple of dozen people so far, but it substantially relieved symptoms for those who received it in six weekly shots, and the benefit lasted for at least two years, doctors reported in today's New England Journal of Medicine.. ...
Dow Jones average surges to second straight closing high (10/05/06)
NEW YORK -- There is as much relief as there is celebration on Wall Street now that the Dow Jones industrial average has set new record highs for the first time in nearly seven years -- these milestones are more a sign of recovery than achievement. The index of 30 blue chip stocks reached its second straight closing high Wednesday, soaring 123.27 to 11,850.61, after rising as high as 11,851.25 during the session. ...
Aide: Warnings about Foley went back years (10/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- A senior congressional aide said Wednesday he told House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office about worrisome conduct by his former boss, Rep. Mark Foley, toward teenage pages more than three years ago, long before officials have acknowledged becoming aware of the issue...
Court: Administration can continue its warrantless surveillance during appeal (10/05/06)
CINCINNATI -- The Bush administration can continue its warrantless surveillance program while it appeals a judge's ruling that the program is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The president has said the program is needed in the war on terrorism; opponents argue it oversteps constitutional boundaries on free speech, privacy and executive powers...
Autopsy: Colo. school gunman shot 3 times by SWAT team, once by himself (10/05/06)
DENVER -- Duane Morrison, 53, the man who took six girls hostage at a Colorado high school last week, was shot once by his own gun and three times by SWAT officers as the standoff ended, according to autopsy results released Wednesday by state officials...
Nation briefs 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Thieves use hot-wired forklifts to steal ATMs PHOENIX -- Leave the gun. Bank robbers have found an easier way to make off with other people's money: Around the country, thieves have hot-wired forklifts at construction sites, chugged up to banks and scooped up their ATMs, with all the cash inside. ...
Amish mourn school shooting victims, urge forgiveness of killer (10/05/06)
NICKEL MINES, Pa. -- In just about any other community, a deadly school shooting would have brought demands from civic leaders for tighter gun laws and better security, and the victims' loved ones would have lashed out at the gunman's family or threatened to sue...
Professor wins Nobel Prize for chemistry (10/05/06)
NEW YORK -- If you paid attention in school, you probably learned what scientists call the "central dogma" of molecular biology: Genetic information flows from DNA to RNA and finally to the protein-making machinery inside a cell. That's a fundamental process that keeps cells -- and us -- going. And now it has inspired two Nobel Prizes in just a few days...
Calif. attorney general files complaints in HP spy probe (10/05/06)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- California's attorney general sought felony indictments Wednesday against former Hewlett-Packard Co. chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal at the computer and printer company. Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed criminal complaints in Santa Clara County Superior Court naming Dunn, ousted HP chief ethics officer Kevin Hunsaker, private investigator Ronald DeLia, and outside investigators Joseph DePante of Melbourne, Fla., and Bryan Wagner of Littleton, Colo.. ...
Bush accuses Democrats of putting national security at risk (10/05/06)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- President Bush tried to drown out political anxieties about war and sex Wednesday by sounding alarm bells on national security and urging people to "vote Republican for the safety" of the country. This week has put the Republicans' bid to keep control of Congress in further jeopardy and brought even more bad news for the president. ...
World briefs 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Iraqispulled out of service for death squad ties BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi authorities pulled a brigade of about 700 policemen out of service Wednesday in its biggest move ever to uproot troops linked to death squads, aiming to signal the government's seriousness in cleansing Baghdad of sectarian violence. ...
Iran remains defiant as prospect of sanctions nears (10/05/06)
HASHTGERD, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Wednesday that sanctions will not stop Iran from enriching uranium after a European negotiator conceded "endless hours" of talks had made little progress and suggested the dispute could wind up at the United Nations soon...
Asia rushes to confront nuke test amid fears of arms race (10/05/06)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's neighbors scrambled Wednesday to forge a common front against Pyongyang's threatened nuclear test, with South Korea warning of a regional atomic arms race that could upend the regional balance of power. The cooperative efforts displayed by Japan, China and South Korea marked a sharp contrast with the fractured reaction to a series of North Korean missile tests in July. In that incident, China and South Korea accused Japan of overreacting...
U.S. pilots might face charges in Brazil crash (10/05/06)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Prosecutors could charge two American pilots of an executive jet with manslaughter following the high-altitude collision with a Brazilian jetliner that apparently led to a crash that killed all 155 people aboard, federal police said Wednesday...
Survey finds Russia, China, India worst countries for bribery (10/05/06)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Anti-corruption advocates Wednesday called on the governments of India, China and Russia to do more to stop their multinational companies from bribing when doing business abroad. A survey of 30 of the world's leading exporting countries ranked the three countries at the bottom, with India the worst offender. Switzerland topped the ranking of the Bribe Payers Index 2006...
Central Municipal Pool hosts meet Saturday (10/05/06)
The Central Municipal Pool's bubble is up, and the water will be filled with swimmers Saturday for the annual Cape Rock Invitational. Central and Notre Dame christened the bubble with a dual meet on Tuesday. The two teams also had a home dual earlier in the season, a rare outdoor meet with boys swimming moved from a winter sport to the fall this school year...
Jackson opens district play with 14-run outburst (10/05/06)
Kelci Keith homered and drove in three runs as third-seeded Jackson unleashed its offense Wednesday during a 14-5 victory against sixth-seeded Hillsboro in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 softball tournament at Farmington. Jackson (17-9) had 14 hits, with Keith, Chelsea McDowell, Alisha Craft, Maggie Baugh, Amanda Pitts, Brittany Feeney and Roxanna Miller all getting two. Craft, Pitts and Feeney added two RBIs apiece...
Casper makes transition to defense with good results (10/05/06)
Adam Casper came to Southeast Missouri State as a bruising fullback who envisioned doling out plenty of punishment both as a runner and lead blocker. Casper has indeed been able to inflict his share of punishment on the opposition for the Redhawks -- only on the other side of the football...
Redhawks hold off Eastern Illinois for conference victory (10/05/06)
Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach Renata Nowacki sees plenty of potential in her team, just not enough consistency right now. Wednesday night's Ohio Valley Conference match was a case in point as the Redhawks showed flashes of strong play but also struggled at times in beating last-place Eastern Illinois...
Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation standings 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
SOFTBALL Standings through Sept. 26 for Cape Girardeau Parks and Recration leagues at Shawnee Park Sports Complex ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL Standings for Cape Girardeau Parks and Recration leagues...
Behind the scenes, under the hood (10/05/06)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- For the Enderle brothers -- Tony and Tim -- home is where the heart is, and that's never been more evident than this time of year. Last week, the Chaffee natives came close to home when they arrived at Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Busch Series Yellow Transportation 300. Both Tony and Tim work in the pit crew for Danny O'Quinn's No. 50 car as part of the Roush Racing team...
Area sports digest 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Kluesner, Kern win final horseshoe event Jake Kluesner and Rose Kern won the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association's final event of the year Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Leopold, Mo. Cori Stoverink and Darren Glastetter placed second, while Randy Grady and Mike DeVault finished third...
Cardinals take commanding lead in NLDS (10/05/06)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Not even San Diego native David Wells could save the Padres, who appear to be headed for their same ol' postseason fate against the St. Louis Cardinals. Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds hit RBI singles off Wells in the fourth inning and Jeff Weaver held the popgun Padres in check to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 win Thursday at Petco Park and a 2-0 lead in the division series...
Baseball playoff scores/schedule 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
DIVISION SERIES American League New York vs. Detroit Tuesday, Oct. 3 New York 8, Detroit 4, New York leads series 1-0 Thursday, Oct. 5 Detroit (Verlander 17-9) at New York (Mussina 15-7), 12:09 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Oct. 6 New York (Johnson 17-11) at Detroit (Rogers 17-8), 7:09 p.m. (ESPN)...
Davidson ready to show off results of rebuilding project (10/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- John Davidson left the safety of the broadcast booth for life on a high wire when he agreed to become St. Louis Blues president. Davidson, formerly the NHL's primary color analyst, has spent the summer rebuilding a roster that was stripped down for a fire sale that led to the Blues not only ending a 25-year playoff run but finishing last overall. He seems to be enjoying the task of resurrecting a franchise that also chased off much of its fan base...
Padres pin hopes on 'Boomer' for Game 2 (10/05/06)
SAN DIEGO -- This is the kind of game that has "Boomer" written all over it. At least the San Diego Padres hope it does. Down one game to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series, the Padres will turn to 43-year-old San Diego native David Wells to start Game 2 this afternoon against Jeff Weaver...
Rams sign special teams player (10/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams fullback Paul Smith is out this week and probably next week from injuries sustained in a wedge-busting collision that landed Smith and a Lions player in the hospital. Smith has small fractures around his eyes along with a concussion, coach Scott Linehan said Wednesday...
Study: Less smoking leads to less lung cancer (10/05/06)
A new American Cancer Society study finds that, by even a conservative estimate, reductions in smoking accounted for about 40 percent of the decrease in cancer-death rates among men between 1991 and 2003. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Tobacco Control, is the first to systematically address the dramatic impact of tobacco-control efforts over the last 40 years or so on cancer-death rates...
Health briefs/calendar 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Briefly Free mental health self-assessments are being offered throughout the country today as part of National Depression Screening Day. For more information, call the Community Counseling Center, 402 S. Silver Springs Road at 334-1100, extension 234 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., or log on to www.cccntr.com. Military families and service members can access an anonymous online self-assessment through the Department of Defense...
Getting ready for flu season (10/05/06)
The weather is cooler, leaves are turning and football season is under way -- you can almost feel the sore throat coming on. Cold and flu season officially kicks off in the next few weeks, and now's the time to bone up on the latest prevention and treatment measures for you and your family...
Optimism may help you live longer (10/05/06)
Editor's note: This column was originally published Oct. 13, 2005. We all intuitively know how stress can age us. Just take the other day. After nine hours in the office, I spent another hour on the phone, getting commands from an annoying electronic voice to punch numbers that took me nowhere...
The old college try (10/05/06)
Oct. 5, 2006 Dear Casey, Ole Miss knows that freshmen start getting homesick at about this point in their college careers, so they asked your family and friends to send messages of encouragement. Lucky you. My university only asked my family for tuition...
Bonnie Roth (10/05/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bonnie K. Roth, 58, of Perryville died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Perry County, daughter of Emanuel and Conzada Hand LaRose. She and Donald Roth were married in March 1969...
Benjamin Horman (10/05/06)
Benjamin Horman, 72, of Glennon, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Mary Browning (10/05/06)
Mary Beth Browning of McAllen, Texas, was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Cape Girardeau. She went home to be with her Lord Oct. 3, 2006, in McAllen. Her parents were Robert Clifton Wood and Eula Anne Hitt Wood, originally from Delta, both deceased. Beth was raised in Delta and graduated from Delta High School in 1977. Later she attended Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Mo., where she met her husband...
Mildred Meyr (10/05/06)
Mildred F. Meyr, 95, formerly of New Wells, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 18, 1911, at New Wells, daughter of John H. and Anna M. Winter Huttegger. She and George J. Meyr were married Feb. 8, 1931. He passed away Sept. 25, 1989...
Georgianna Papanek (10/05/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Georgianna Foster Papanek, 86, of Joliet, Ill., formerly of Olive Branch, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in Joliet. She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Waverly, Ill., daughter of Floyd and Georgianna Reed Dain. She and Haron Foster were married Feb. 12, 1935. He died March 22, 1956. She then married John Papanek in 1964. He died Sept. 6, 2001...
John Moore Sr. (10/05/06)
John B. Moore Sr., 70, of McHenry, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1935, at Commerce, Mo., son of Raymond and Zella Mae Moore. He married Nancy Wingers. Moore retired as project engineer with PCA/Tenneco in Wheeling, Ill., where he worked 35 years. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters in McHenry...
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
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Out of the past 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 5, 1981 Cape Girardeau city manager Gary A. Eide has been appointed by Missouri Gov. Kit Bond to serve on a statewide committee designed to set ground rules for distribution of urban redevelopment funds in the state. The Jackson Board of Aldermen agrees to relocate a sewer line in connection with the planned expansion of the Lee-Rowan manufacturing plant; company president E. ...
Voting preview (10/05/06)
The November general election is just a month away, and voters may be surprised by at least one major change in Missouri's voting laws. For months, a great deal of attention has been focused on a provision of a bill adopted earlier this year in the Missouri Legislature to require voters to have photo IDs when they go to the polls. A judge has ruled that requirement is unconstitutional. His decision is being appealed...
Speak Out 10/5/06 (10/05/06)
Let us choose; First-hand information; Shopping safety; No comparison; American concerns; Quit the war; High-speed chases; Timely action; Big cover-up; Spending priorities; Bless the farmers; Sounds familiar; Time to be united
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