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Stories from Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Crowell proposes 'bridge route' name (10/10/06)
Do you know the highway that leads over the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, the one that crosses the river to Illinois? Know that one? Well, it may soon get a name you can actually remember. "One thing I've recognized is the fact that that stretch of road is so nondescript," Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson said...
Box company to build plant in Jackson (10/10/06)
A new Georgia-based corrugated box manufacturer announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-square-foot plant in Jackson that will create 40 new jobs and be up and running by the end of the year. Signature Packaging and Paper LLC., with headquarters in Conyers, Ga., will build its second plant at 1302 Lenco in Jackson, near American Railcar and the Coca-Cola distributorship...
Political sign set ablaze in area woman's yard (10/10/06)
In the last four weeks, the pro-Democrat sign on Linda Sanders' property on County Road 618 off Interstate 55 has been vandalized twice. The latest on Friday involved arson, a felony. "I don't care if they burn my whole yard down, but I'm not taking my sign down," Sanders said...
Garage sales useful to declutter home (10/10/06)
It's amazing how much stuff American families can accumulate. Over time, we end up with clothes and toys our children have outgrown, furniture we no longer want, bicycles that have long been abandoned and a whole assortment of other items that clutter the corners of our homes...
East Perry Fair plans mini-fair for disaster relief (10/10/06)
Sept. 20 was bad for some and worse for others in Perry County. Fairgoers at the East Perry Fair were drenched by a downpour that forced organizers to cancel many of the scheduled events. For Crosstown, Mo., residents, of course, things were worse. Crosstown was hit by a tornado with winds of up to 210 mph that destroyed more than sixty homes in and around the town...
Painting faces (10/10/06)
Painters worked on the last two panels of the Missouri Wall of Fame on Monday. The artist said it should be completed by the end of this week. Look for a special presentation in the Southeast Missourian shortly after the mural is finished.
Bump in the night: Tips for helping children overcome their nighttime fears (10/10/06)
Not since Van Helsing stalked Dracula and those villagers with torches rushed toward Frankenstein's castle has the monster-battling industry been so busy. Whether a child fears ghosts or witches or other creatures that go bump in the night, there's a growing list of products designed to banish them: Need a "Go Away Monster" board game or a book on the subject? Plenty are available. ...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
Action items Power and light committee Street committee...
Eighth District candidates to attend forum at tech center today (10/10/06)
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri will hold a candidate forum at 7 p.m. today at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The league invited candidates for Eighth District U.S. Representative, State Auditor, Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner and Missouri House candidates in the 158th, 159th and 160th Districts...
Blunt urges area Republicans to support Talent at Monday's GOP rally in Cape (10/10/06)
Republican state leaders took credit for low unemployment, reduced methamphetamine use and a full state treasury during a stop Monday at Cape Girardeau County GOP headquarters. Gov. Matt Blunt, House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, and Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons, R-Kirkwood, urged about 100 people crammed into the Kingshighway office to work hard for more Republican victories on Nov. 7...
Girls' rock camp gives teens training for a life on stage (10/10/06)
"I learned how to compromise somewhat. And I love making buttons and shirts and playing drums. I mean, I learned how to play drums completely." For 10-year-old Grace Bergere, that tidily sums up her week-long experience at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls...
Families rally after fatal crash in Cape County (10/10/06)
When a car chased by a police officer crashed, killing two and injuring two Sept. 23 in Cape Girardeau County, family members of the critically injured passengers who survived were left to pick up the pieces. "It's really hard on everyone here," Rodney Patterson said. "We have to take it day by day."...
Exports in Missouri could top record (10/10/06)
DVD cases made in Scott City can be found in Florida, New Jersey -- even Canada. Railcar parts assembled in Jackson are shipped to states across the country and into the southern reaches of Mexico. And custom fabric products produced in Cape Girardeau sit on store racks in Australia and in the Caribbean...
No one injured in Joplin middle school shooting (10/10/06)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A 13-year-old student wearing a long, dark green trenchcoat and carrying a replica of an AK-47 fired one shot in a middle school Monday morning and told two administrators, "please don't make me do this," officials said. No one was injured, and the student was taken into custody...
Authorities expect fraud to increase on Gulf Coast (10/10/06)
GULFPORT, Miss. -- Hurricane Katrina battered Raquel Romero's home, but she figures the house took a worse beating from the contractor she hired to repair the damage. The contractor tore off her damaged roof and left her Long Beach home exposed to the elements for several days. Rainwater caked her kitchen and laundry room in sludge and destroyed belongings that survived Katrina...
U.N. Security Council considers sanctions against N. Korea (10/10/06)
UNITED NATIONS -- The world lined up against North Korea Monday for staging a nuclear test denounced even by key allies. President Bush called it "a threat to international peace and security," and the U.N. Security Council weighed severe sanctions to punish the impoverished communist nation...
Saxony posts 4-0 soccer victory over North County (10/10/06)
Saxony Lutheran's first-year boys soccer program continued its solid inaugural season Monday, beating visiting North County 4-0. The Crusaders, who improved to 8-3, received two goals apiece from Brandon Etzold and Brent Rodewald. Andrew Etzold and Mark Buerck both had two assists, and keeper Bryant Steffens recorded the shutout...
Redhawks face ranked Arkansas this week (10/10/06)
Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel has no doubt his players are excited about testing themselves against a nationally ranked Division I-A opponent. Just don't expect Samuel to be nearly as fired up regarding Saturday's 1 p.m. game at Arkansas...
Redhawks pitcher appointed to committee (10/10/06)
Southeast Missouri State senior baseball player Matt Carter has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Carter was nominated by the Ohio Valley Conference to serve as its representative and is one of 31 student-athletes on the committee from every conference in Division I athletics...
Area sports digest 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
Punt, Pass and Kick has sectional competition The sectional NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick football competition took place Sunday at Central Junior High School. The meet contained first-place finishers from around the area. Competitors scores were based on distance and accuracy...
Broncos hand first loss to Ravens (10/10/06)
DENVER -- A cold rain and two stingy defenses turned the Baltimore-Denver showdown into a kicking competition, and Jason Elam bested Matt Stover in the Broncos' 13-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. The Broncos (3-1) intercepted three of Steve McNair's passes -- including a leaping end-zone pick by Champ Bailey just before halftime -- to hand the Ravens (3-1) their first loss...
Unbeaten Bears stir up super memories (10/10/06)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Week by week, the buzz is building. It's getting loud enough to jog memories of the team that shuffled to the championship, even if the Super Bowl is months away. The volume was high after the Chicago Bears beat the Buffalo Bills 40-7 to improve to 5-0 Sunday. The contributions came from four areas: a defense that fell about a minute shy of a shutout, an offense that clicked again, and special teams units that were solid as they can be...
World Series tickets go on sale Oct. 19 (10/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals will begin selling tickets for potential World Series games at Busch Stadium on Oct. 19, the club announced Monday. Fans must pre-register at stlcardinals.com by 5 p.m. Oct. 16 for a random drawing for a chance to purchase tickets online...
Tigers, A's breathe easier after big wins (10/10/06)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics advanced to the AL championship series and celebrated as if they'd won a World Series. With good reason. The A's finally ended what had begun to feel like a hex of first-round failures by sweeping the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers, still hearing all about the club's 119-loss showing from three years ago, overcame a late-season collapse that cost them the AL Central, then defeated the not-so-mighty-after-all New York Yankees...
Bump overshadows Vickers' first win (10/10/06)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Fantastic finishes are so rare in NASCAR that when they do happen, they become instant classics. So what happened Sunday on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway will be remembered for years for the contact and controversy that sent Brian Vickers to Victory Lane for the first time in his Nextel Cup career...
Errorless in the air (10/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Marc Bulger knows luck is involved in his franchise-record string of 214 passes without an interception. Just like the St. Louis Rams know they're fortunate to be 4-1 after clinching their second victory with a fumble recovery. "But it's like I tell our players, we create our own luck most of the time," coach Scott Linehan said Monday...
Near collapse turns into playoff run for Cards (10/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The closing days of the regular season, when the St. Louis Cardinals staggered and gasped to the NL Central championship, seem so distant now. No doubt they'll again be lightly regarded in the NLCS against the mighty New York Mets, the class of the National League all year. But after soundly dispatching the San Diego Padres in the first round, the Cardinals are a lot more confident than a team that flirted with .500 has a right to be...
Chester Eaker (10/10/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Chester T. Eaker, 92, of Edwardsville, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, Ill. He was born Dec. 12, 1913, at Marble Hill (Lutesville), son of Caleb L. and Pernece E. Myers Eaker. He and Agnes Graham were married Sept. 21, 1946, in Bunker Hill, Ill. She died Jan. 1, 2003...
Shirley Barks (10/10/06)
Shirley Jean Barks, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born July 1, 1942, in Greeneville, Tenn., daughter of William and Mary Cutshaw Moore. She and David Barks were married April 7, 1968, in Mascoutah, Ill. Barks was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and VFW Auxiliary. She had worked at Rockwell International...
Martha Crowell (10/10/06)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Martha J. Crowell, 63, of Cobden died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Cobden, daughter of Clyde E. and Geneva Wright Smith. She and Thomas E. Crowell were married March 6, 1971, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Leota Bishop (10/10/06)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Leota Bishop, 87, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Macon, Ga. She was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Arley and Ruth Lingle Karraker. She and Alfred H. Bishop were married May 2, 1937, in Alto Pass, Ill. He died Nov. 4, 1996...
Jeffrey Williams (10/10/06)
Pastor Jeffrey Stephen "Jeff" Williams, 46, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1959, in Cocoa Beach, Fla., son of the late George and Edna Mae Hunt Williams. He and Abby Docken were married May 31, 1987, in Pasadena, Calif. She survives...
Births 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
Baine; Kersbergen; Hathaway; Meade; Matysik; Richey; Trankle
Cape police reports 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
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Out of the past 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 10, 1981 The Frentzen Brothers Circus comes to Cape Girardeau, kicking off with an old-fashioned parade from Capaha Park to Arena Park; the entertainment is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Shrine Club. Missouri Democratic Sen. Thomas Eagleton, a strong critic of "Reaganomics," is in Cape Girardeau to mark the formal completion of a soil survey of Cape Girardeau, Mississippi and Scott counties; he takes the opportunity to lash out at the Reagan program, describing it as "mindless frugality.". ...
Student pool (10/10/06)
While a great deal of attention is being focused on transferring students from schools that fail to meet No Child Left Behind federal standards, thousands of parents have already made their choices and are home-schooling their children. An estimated 1 million to 2 million children currently are being taught at home in the United States...
I've had enough of Republicans (10/10/06)
To the editor: For years, we who dissent from the views of the Republican Party have been told we are ignorant, against the troops, our religious beliefs are wrong and President Bush is a messenger from God. Torture, telling lies and fear-and-smear are virtues if the results favor the GOP. These purveyors of moral values have chosen the protection of the party over the protection of children from sexual predators...
Anti-guns? Then you're un-American (10/10/06)
To the editor: If you're against our guns, then you're not an American, because America was built with guns, and you want to take America away from everyone with guns. ALMA NENNINGER, Marble Hill, Mo.
Why is ethanol mandate needed? (10/10/06)
To the editor: In response to a recent op-ed article I wrote arguing that ethanol is a political boondoggle, U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond quotes studies by government agencies that he claims refute the studies I quoted. In fact, there are studies supporting both sides of the issue. Which experts should we believe? Let me try a free-market approach to the argument that should be appreciated by a conservative Republican like Bond...
Article confuses reporting, opinion (10/10/06)
To the editor: The Opinion page of the Southeast Missourian reflects the views and programs of conservative Republicans, and the Missourian has every right to determine its own political stance. However, the Missourian doesn't have the ethical right to confuse news reporting with editorial content. Unfortunately, the enclosed Associated Press article by Sam Hananel ("Outside money fuels Missouri Senate race") does just that...
Unite against rubber-stamp GOP (10/10/06)
To the editor: In 1997 right-wingers from the oil industry and media formed the Project for the New American Century (Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz etc.). They immediately proposed military action to depose Saddam Hussein, occupy Iraq and assert U.S. domination over the Middle East. In the Bush presidency they took over the country and sought an event they could use to elicit American support for their Iraq invasion...
Speak Out 10/10/06 (10/10/06)
Positive entertainment; Kissing your sister; Unfunded mandate; Check both sides; Library information; Making a living; Nation of followers; Worth the cost; Positive effort; Cutting and running; Dangerous fund raising
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