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Stories from Saturday, October 7, 2006

Notre Dame students raise record amount for school (10/07/06)
Students at Notre Dame Regional High School raised a record $134,000 for the school last week. The school's 486 students sold items such as magazine subscriptions and candy, held dinners and washed cars to raise the money to help offset operating expenses at the Catholic school...
Cottonwood receives accreditation (10/07/06)
Three years ago, administrator Martha Cassel's supervisor came to her with the devastating news -- a state fiscal crisis was going to force the closure of Cottonwood Children's Residential Treatment Center within the next six months. The 32 children with mental health issues and related behavioral problems would be shipped off to an adult psychiatric facility in Farmington, Mo., and the 85 staff members would lose their jobs...
Correction 10/07/06 (10/07/06)
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, in partnership with the Kostomb Shoppe in West Park Mall and Diebold Orchards will hold a fall fundraiser today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Park Mall parking lot. The date was left out in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Correction 10/7/06 (10/07/06)
Kelly High School was inadvertently left off the list of bands participating in Tuesday's Jackson Marching Band Festival. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Blunt, Republican leaders make a stop in Cape (10/07/06)
Gov. Matt Blunt and the top Republican leaders in the Missouri Legislature will be in Cape Girardeau Monday as part of a statewide tour seeking to preserve the GOP's dominant position in state politics. Blunt, a Republican, took office in January 2005, cementing Republican control of state government. The GOP held both chambers of the Missouri Legislature prior to the 2004 election and solidified their hold in voting that year...
Jackson man charged with statutory rape (10/07/06)
Felony rape charges were filed Friday against a Jackson man accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The girl reported that Bradley J. Bowers, 32, forcibly raped and sodomized her Sept. 24 in his home at 210 S. Bellevue St., according to a probable-cause statement. ...
Police chief says shooting of pet pig was not a crime (10/07/06)
A 16-year-old boy who shot and killed a pet pig did not commit a crime, police said Friday. Mary, the pet pig of Scott City resident Craig Ancell, was slain by a bow and arrow Tuesday night. The 350-pound Vietnamese pot-bellied pig had gotten loose from her fenced-in yard when she was shot by a 16-year-old boy in a neighboring farmer's cornfield...
Nursing program receives $664,379 (10/07/06)
The Missouri Foundation for Health has awarded a $664,379 grant to Southeast Missouri State University and Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences to implement a nursing program at the Kennett, Mo., higher education center...
SEMO Veteran Corps to hold first reunion (10/07/06)
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the SEMO Veteran Corps flourished at Southeast Missouri State University. Now, decades later, some former members of the group plan to hold a reunion during the university's Homecoming on Oct. 21. The SEMO Veteran Corps was a close-knit social organization of students who were veterans of the Vietnam War. They congregated for parties at an off-campus house in Cape Girardeau...
Artisans display talents at Oktoberfest today (10/07/06)
Visitors may be inspired by the artisan demonstrations at the Oliver House Oktoberfest, but they will also have the chance to try their hand at some of the crafts, walk away with a start on next year's garden, have a portrait done or learn about history -- and even consider becoming part of it...
Gridiron nostalgia (10/07/06)
Everyone agrees the Cape Girardeau-Jackson football rivalry has turned friendly. They say that's easy when one side -- Jackson -- has done most of the winning in recent years. But many of the Cape Girardeau and Jackson alumni who met at midfield Friday night remember when things were different...
Semi, two cars involved in fatal accident on I-55 Friday (10/07/06)
One woman was killed and two others injured in a Friday night accident on Interstate 55 near the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, stalling traffic for several hours in both directions. The three-vehicle accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. when a southbound semitrailer changed from the right to left lane and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, according to Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Kevin Eudy...
Election officials proceeding despite uncertainty over tobacco tax (10/07/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Nov. 7 election is only about a month away, and election officials still don't know for sure if a tobacco tax increase will be on the ballot. But at this late date, they're proceeding anyway. By law, absentee ballots had to be available by Sept. 26. A judge ordered the tobacco tax proposal onto the ballot Sept. 11, but the Supreme Court heard an appeal Wednesday and has yet to make a decision...
Missouri lawmaker stationed in Iraq shot, injured on patrol (10/07/06)
PARKVILLE, Mo. -- A state lawmaker stationed in Iraq has been shot in the lung and will undergo surgery, a family spokesman said Friday. Rep. Jason Brown, R-Platte City, was injured by enemy fire recently while on patrol near Baghdad, George McClintock, former commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4055, said during a news conference Friday afternoon...
Effort to restore historic structure gains momentum (10/07/06)
NEW FRANKLIN, Mo. -- Ray Glendening has visions of a restored Georgian cottage dancing in his head. He is the farm manager of the University of Missouri's Horticulture and Agroforestry Center, a 660-acre research farm in Howard County that is home to one of mid-Missouri's oldest houses, the Thomas Hickman house...
Newspapers- Google in talks to buy YouTube for $1.6 billion (10/07/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet search leader Google Inc. is in talks to acquire the popular online video site YouTube Inc. for about $1.6 billion in cash and stock, according to published reports. Mountain View-based Google and San Mateo-based YouTube are still at a sensitive stage in the discussion, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported on their Web sites Friday, citing unnamed people familiar with the negotiations...
Thousands evacuated after explosions at N. Carolina hazardous waste plant (10/07/06)
APEX, N.C. -- Firefighters looked at the toxic, greenish yellow cloud over this town, lit up in the night sky by thundering explosions from the hazardous-waste-plant fire that spawned it, and did they only thing they could: urge people to get away. It would have been foolhardy to fight the fire overnight at a facility holding a laundry list of industrial waste and dangerous chemicals, so officials urged more than 17,000 people to evacuate and waited for what the morning would bring...
Mexico deports alleged kidnapper featured on 'America's Most Wanted' (10/07/06)
MEXICO CITY -- An alleged kidnapper featured on "America's Most Wanted" turned himself in to U.S. authorities in Mexico and was deported to the United States, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico said Friday. Ivan Villa, who is wanted on a felony kidnapping warrant for allegedly abducting his 16-month-old stepson Justin in New Mexico last year, went to U.S. officials in the city of Guadalajara Thursday, Ambassador Tony Garza said in a statement...
Suspected victims of Nazis found in mass grave in Germany (10/07/06)
MENDEN, Germany -- The skeletal remains of at least 51 people -- many of them children -- have been unearthed, and authorities suspect some were killed by the Nazis because they were disabled and considered worthless by the regime. Prosecutors, acting on a tip from an aging witness, have opened a murder investigation despite the difficulty of finding conclusive evidence more than 60 years after the end of World War II and the likelihood that those responsible are dead...
Rams make it two straight victories (10/07/06)
Scott City decked Brentwood 38-7 on Friday night for its second straight victory. The Rams (3-3) built a 19-0 halftime lead on the strength of two second-quarter passing plays for touchdowns. Quarterback Ethan Watkins and receiver Jamie Pinkston hooked on scoring strikes of 10 and 32 yards in the second period...
Delta softball defeats Naylor 2-1 to capture district crown (10/07/06)
The Delta softball team captured the Class 1 District 1 championship on Friday in Neelyville, scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth to beat Naylor 2-1. The top-seeded Bobcats (12-7) received a two-hitter from freshman Kendra Burnett, who improved to 12-5. She walked one and struck out six...
Notre Dame peppers state-ranked Westminster, wins 5-0 (10/07/06)
The Notre Dame High School boys soccer team controlled much of the first-half play Friday but had few dangerous chances against visiting Westminster from St. Louis County. As a result, the Bulldogs entered the intermission locked in a scoreless duel...
Jackson prevails over Central 24-14 in rivals' 100th meeting (10/07/06)
The 100th meeting between football rivals Central and Jackson on Friday had something few games in the series have had recently -- drama. Hykeem Hammonds' 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown -- on the only kick of Jackson kicker Grant Ressel's five kickoffs that did not to go into the end zone for a touchback -- with 3 minutes remaining cut host Jackson's lead to 24-14...
Redhawks volleyball climbs over .500 mark (10/07/06)
For the first time all season, the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team has a winning record. The Redhawks capped a climb from a 1-6 start against a rugged early schedule with Friday night's Ohio Valley Conference victory over visiting Tennessee Tech...
Redhawks pay visit to OVC's defending champion (10/07/06)
Southeast Missouri State's first crack at one of the Ohio Valley Conference's anticipated heavyweights did not go very well. The Redhawks will be looking for a much better performance -- and result -- today when they play at defending OVC champion Eastern Illinois in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff...
Ochoa shoots course record for lead before her hometown (10/07/06)
Lorena Ochoa finally gave the hometown fans in Morelia, Mexico, something to cheer about Friday, shooting a course-record 9-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Corona Morelia Championship. The 24-year-old Ochoa, a three-time winner this year who leads the LPGA Tour money list with $1,974,122, had an eagle, eight birdies and a bogey on the Tres Marias course to finish at 11-under 135...
MU's defense will be under air attack from Texas Tech (10/07/06)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- With Big 12 play barely under way, No. 23 Missouri is already on the brink of becoming bowl eligible. But for the Tigers (5-0, 1-0) to get off to their first 6-0 season in 33 years, coach Gary Pinkel knows they'll have to stop the high-flying offense of Texas Tech (4-1, 1-0) Saturday night...
Buck O'Neil dies at age 94 (10/07/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buck O'Neil, baseball's charismatic Negro Leagues ambassador who barnstormed with Satchel Paige and inexplicably fell one vote shy of the Hall of Fame, died Friday night. He was 94. Bob Kendrick, marketing director for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, said O'Neil died at a Kansas City hospital...
Blues drop opener to Sharks in OT (10/07/06)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton had three assists in regulation and Curtis Brown scored on a rebound with 2:48 left in overtime to carry San Jose to a 5-4 victory late Thursday in both clubs' season opener. Manny Legace made 29 saves, while Dan Hinote, Jamal Mayers, Lee Stempniak and Bill Guerin scored for the Blues...
Athletics sweep Twins out of playoff picture (10/07/06)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics swept away years of first-round futility. Milton Bradley homered and threw out Torii Hunter in a disputed play at the plate as the A's snapped a stretch of nine straight losses in potential playoff clinchers, beating Minnesota 8-3 Friday to reach the AL championship series for the first time in 14 years...
Cards aim to finish off Padres (10/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Instead of trying to avoid a first-round playoff sweep, the St. Louis Cardinals are trying to complete one. After finishing the regular season in a tailspin, the Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series against the San Diego Padres. The series resumes today with the first postseason game at the new Busch Stadium...
Nonsectarian Christianity: Dozens of pioneering high schools try out a new Bible course (10/07/06)
How do you teach the Bible in public schools? Very carefully. Yet this academic year, 78 U.S. school districts in 26 states are boldly embarking on a newsworthy experiment. They're offering high school elective courses using a new textbook, "The Bible and Its Influence" alongside Bible versions chosen by each student...
Church briefs 10/7/06 (10/07/06)
Calendar n The Gloryroad Travelers of Mounds, Ill., and a guest group to be announced will sing at 7 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Ill. n The Golden Road Quartet will sing at 10:30 a.m. at the Randles General Baptist Church homecoming in Randles. Dinner will be served at noon...
Area woman publishes book on how families cope with death (10/07/06)
Three families suffered the loss of a child. Karla Hicklin of Piedmont, Mo., knew each family. She has recently published a book, "She Slept Through It: Sue's Story," about how each family has endured its loss, come through the pain and, most importantly, learned to forgive and move on...
A fresh look at the Amish (10/07/06)
In college, I frequently took a two-hour bus ride from the campus to my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. On every bus ride of my memory during those years, there was at least one Amish man as a passenger. The Amish do not believe in operating motorized machinery (including transportation) but can be passengers in a vehicle...
Christine Stephens (10/07/06)
Christine E. Stephens, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 29, 1942, in New Rochelle, N.Y., daughter of Harry and Grace Heape Barry. She and Robert W. Stephens were married March 27, 1965, in Glenn Rock, N.J...
Evelyn Colbert (10/07/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Evelyn June Colbert, 77, of Chaffee died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 11, 1929, at Sturdivant, Mo., daughter of Homer and Grace Harrington Watkins. She and John W. Colbert were married July 2, 1946, in Corning, Ark. He died March 16, 1992...
Dwel Lincoln (10/07/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dwel Wayne Lincoln, 88, of Marble Hill died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Aug. 28, 1918, at Patton, son of Miles O. and Ruth Adeline Long Lincoln. He and Juanita Limbaugh were married March 29, 1942, at Marble Hill. She died May 21, 2003...
Benjamin Horman (10/07/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Benjamin Franklin Horman, 72, of Silva, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 2, 1934, at Chaffee, son of Frederick Dewey and Mayme Christine Griffin Horman. He and Bernice Eftink were married Feb. 1, 1964...
Audrey Beard (10/07/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Audrey Evelyn Beard, 94, of Marble Hill died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 23, 1912, at Scopus, Mo., daughter of Jesse F. and Doshie Jane Barnett Long. She and Walter Beard were married March 27, 1932. He died July 27, 1977...
Flora Mayer (10/07/06)
Flora W. Mayer, 94, of Wilton, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Muscatine Care Center in Muscatine, Iowa. She was born Feb. 29, 1912, at Manchester, Mo., daughter of Frank and Mary Hauhart Dependahl. She and the Rev. Joseph H. Mayer were married Sept. 16, 1938, in Manchester...
Gilbert Theiss (10/07/06)
WITTENBERG, Mo. -- Gilbert A. Theiss, 83, of Wittenberg died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 16, 1923, at Wittenberg, son of Paul J. and Clara M. Hilpert Theiss. He and Viola F. Gerler were married Dec. 26, 1942...
Jesse Glenn (10/07/06)
Jesse G. Glenn, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. The funeral will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday.
Martha Lutes (10/07/06)
Martha E. Lutes, 80, of Millersville died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Elizabeth Goode. She and Jesse Lutes were married Dec. 13, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. He died Aug. 30, 1995...
Rev. Dallas Williams (10/07/06)
The Rev. Dallas Willard Williams, 69, of Brookfield, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. He was born July 3, 1937, in Hayti, Mo., son of Dallas and Ruth Lincoln Williams. He and Betty Hardin were married July 2, 1960...
Aldean Hardgrave (10/07/06)
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. -- E. Aldean Hardgrave, 78, of Walnut Ridge passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. He was born April 9, 1928, at Coal Hill, Ark., son of Cade and Lula McMillin Hardgrave. He and Wilma Smith were united in marriage Jan. 9, 1954, in St. Louis...
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Out of the past 10-7-06 (10/07/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 7, 1981 Marquette Cement Co. is making progress in correcting a pesky engineering problem that causes clouds of a light dustlike material to emit from the massive smokestack at its new plant in South Cape Girardeau; plant manager R.P. Jarrett says the stack is "much better" than it was prior to a 11-day shutdown that allowed engineers to work on the problem...
Notre Dame's honors (10/07/06)
All 489 students, their parents and the hundreds of alumni already know Notre Dame Regional High School is a great school. If anybody else was wondering, for the second year in a row Notre Dame has been named one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation...
Amazing program, but low turnout (10/07/06)
To the editor: Rhonda Larson and Ventus rocked Academic Hall Tuesday night. Along with the wonderful Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, they gave Cape Girardeau an amazing program of music that ranged from New Age to jazz to Celtic. Thank you, Southeast Missouri State University, for bringing this artist to us. Larson showed why she is a Grammy Award-winning flutist...
Cellulosic ethanol is best solution (10/07/06)
To the editor: Recent op-ed articles in the Southeast Missourian by Gary Marshall and Christopher Bond attacked an earlier article by Michael Devaney, who had suggested that ethanol is not a viable substitute for gasoline. Arguments advanced by all three are to some extent faulty, misleading, irrelevant or incomplete. ...
Memories of a 1914 church fire (10/07/06)
To the editor: Have you ever heard of a fire described as fantastic or beautiful? Neither have I. It seems fitting, however, in describing the fire that caused the complete loss of Centenary Methodist Church in 1914. No artist, I feel sure, could capture the real beauty of the stained-glass windows colored by the bright flames, leaving a memory never to fade nor a picture ever so beautiful...
Speak Out 10/7/06 (10/07/06)
Wasted money; Car was identified; Need lines on roads; Stop school sales; Bicycle safety; War scenario; Education is tops
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