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Stories from Sunday, October 15, 2006

50 businesses to be at Cape job fair Tuesday (10/15/06)
Joanne wants a job. Well, at least a better-paying job. After she was laid off by Rubbermaid last year after working there for five years, she ended up taking a job that only paid about half the amount that she made at the Jackson plant. "It's hard to go from 12 bucks an hour to half that. That's not ideal," said Joanne. "I need something that pays better."...
Commander aircraft owners hold fly-in at Cape (10/15/06)
When it comes to Commander aircraft, Glenn Mores isn't short on words. He loves everything about the planes, which he calls the finest single-engine planes in the world. "It is a premier plane," said Mores. Mores, who lives in Beverly, Mass., near Bostonā flew his Commander to Cape Girardeau for the Commander Owners Group annual fly-in...
Scott Co. sheriff's records lacking (10/15/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- In the Scott County Sheriff's Department evidence room, boxes and bags sit on shelves in a haphazard fashion, some with labels dating to the 1990s. The gun vault is more orderly, but the tags there show that some of the 300 weapons have been in the hands of the sheriff's office for 30 years or more...
Nation briefs 10/15/06 (10/15/06)
Parents, 3 daughters found shot in Iowa; FBI probes Rep. Weldon, daughter's contracts
KRCU to feature author, astronomer (10/15/06)
KRCU's "Going Public" radio show will broadcast interviews today with David Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and author and poet Gary Gildner. The discussion with Aguilar focuses on the latest discoveries in the field of astronomy. The discussion with Gildner focuses on his experiences as the coach of the only noncommunist baseball team in Warsaw, Poland, during the 1980s...
Road and bridge advisory board to meet (10/15/06)
The Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the County Administration Building in Jackson. The board, with 11 voting members, was chosen to set policies for road work in the county after voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase...
SEMO to present service awards (10/15/06)
The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association will honor six Missourians with Distinguished Service Awards during Homecoming celebrations Oct. 21, school officials said. The recipients will be June Barton of Catron, Mo., owner of Barton Farm; former corporate executive Bob Keathley of Bernie, Mo., and his wife, Yvonne Keathley, a retired high school journalism teacher; Dr. ...
Meditation through movement (10/15/06)
There's no turning from this path. More than a dozen people attended a seminar on walking the labyrinth at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ on Saturday. The Cape Girardeau church's labyrinth is 60 feet in diameter, with gray gravel paths laid out in arcs going back and forth, leading to the center. Unlike a maze, no choices have to be made to reach the center of a labyrinth...
Man charged with impersonating a Marine faces prison time (10/15/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man accused of illegally wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform and medals conducted himself in an "unconscionable" manner, a federal prosecutor said. Michael Paul Bramlett, 34, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Friday. He was indicted June 23 on two misdemeanor counts and faces up to one year in prison without parole and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted...
Poll- Illinois voters don't like choices in governor's race (10/15/06)
CHICAGO -- A new poll conducted largely before the indictment of a major fund-raiser to Gov. Rod Blagojevich shows the incumbent with a 14-percentage point lead over Republican challenger Judy Baar Topinka. The Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows slippage in both candidates' support compared to levels measured by a similar poll almost a month ago. But Blagojevich's advantage is slightly higher than his 12-point lead from that previous poll...
Scientists save mussels marooned by dam inspection (10/15/06)
HERMITAGE, Mo. -- An inspection of a southwest Missouri dam sent scientists scrambling to rescue and study mussels that were marooned when releases of water were stopped. The Pomme de Terre River is lowered every five years so the dam can be inspected...
Secret Service questions Calif. teen over threats to Bush (10/15/06)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Upset by the war in Iraq, Julia Wilson vented her frustrations with President Bush last spring on her Web page on MySpace. com. She posted a picture of the president, scrawled "Kill Bush" across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. She later replaced her page on the social-networking site after learning in her eighth-grade history class that such threats are a federal offense...
More than 300,000 await power following record Buffalo snowfall (10/15/06)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A flood watch was posted Saturday as the region's record snowfall melted, and around 350,000 homes and businesses still had no electricity. More than a day after nearly two feet of snow buried western New York, travel bans were lifted Saturday, the airport was open, stores reopened and the evening's Buffalo Sabres game was on...
200 millionth American ready for new milestone (10/15/06)
ATLANTA -- When the 300 millionth American is born or immigrates this week, Bobby Woo will welcome a new milestone that surpasses an unofficial distinction he has held for nearly 39 years. When Woo was born in 1967, Life magazine heralded him as the 200 millionth American...
Gerry Studds, first openly gay person elected to Congress, dies (10/15/06)
BOSTON -- Gerry Studds, who became the first openly gay member of Congress when his homosexuality was exposed during a teenage page sex scandal, died early Saturday. He was 69. Studds died at Boston Medical Center several days after he collapsed while walking his dog, his husband said. Doctors determined his loss of consciousness was due to a blood clot in his lung, Dean Hara said...
U.S. population consumes its way to 300 million people (10/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- America's population is on track to hit 300 million on Tuesday morning, and it's causing a stir among environmentalists. People in the United States are consuming more than ever -- more food, more energy, more natural resources. Open spaces are shrinking and traffic in many areas is dreadful...
U.S. experts investigate N. Korea's underground detonation (10/15/06)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. scientists and intelligence experts are engaged in detective work with international implications as they sort through data -- still coming in -- on the underground detonation in North Korea on Monday. The White House and other officials said the final answer about whether the communist government exploded a nuclear device may still be several days away...
Bomb targets Afghan governor, killing one official (10/15/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb exploded outside a provincial governor's compound on Saturday -- the third attack in five weeks against a provincial leader. The governor of the eastern Afghan province was not hurt but another official was killed, police said...
Sudan signs deal with eastern rebels (10/15/06)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- The Sudanese government signed a peace deal Saturday with a group of rebels from eastern Sudan, ending a deadly strife that has been overshadowed by the conflict in the country's western Darfur region. The Eastern Rebel Front has fought an intermittent war with the Sudanese government for 10 years. ...
N. Korea likens U.N. to gangsters after sanctions vote (10/15/06)
UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea's U.N. ambassador accused the Security Council of "gangster-like" action and walked out after the United Nations' most powerful body voted unanimously Saturday to slap punishing sanctions on the reclusive communist nation for its claimed nuclear test...
7 Palestinians killed in airstrikes (10/15/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops killed seven Palestinian gunmen in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday and set up a detention center outside the territory, part of an offensive aimed a stopping rocket fire on Israel during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot...
Iraqi ministry pledges action against violence (10/15/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's Shiite-dominated Interior Ministry, whose police forces have been accused of complicity in sectarian attacks, has fired 3,000 employees accused of corruption or rights abuses and will change top commanders, a spokesman said Saturday...
Kelly turns back Fatima, returns to state tourney (10/15/06)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- Kelly sophomore Ashley Flahardy could not have had a much better "Sweet Sixteen" birthday present. Flahardy came off the bench to deliver a bunt single in a three-run sixth inning that helped the Hawks to a 7-2 victory against Fatima on Saturday in the Class 2 state quarterfinals at Ballwin Athletic Association...
Kirkwood ousts Central with 5-2 sectional victory (10/15/06)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Lindsey Pingel's two victories weren't enough Saturday morning as the Central tennis team saw its season end with a 5-2 loss to Kirkwood in the Class 2 sectional at Kirkwood Park. Pingel and fellow junior Sarah Ford will continue to the state tournament as a doubles team. They will compete Friday and Saturday at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo...
Scott City tops Central for SEMO volleyball title (10/15/06)
The Scott City volleyball team cruised past Central 25-20, 25-14 on Saturday in the championship of the SEMO Conference Tournament finals. The Rams (19-7-4) won their pool by splitting with Sikeston 22-25, 25-16 in their first match of the day. Scott City then went on to sweep Chaffee 25-10, 25-13 in the semifinals...
Pirates post victory on homecoming (10/15/06)
Perryville edge Herculaneum 7-6 for a homecoming victory Saturday afternoon to climb over .500. Perryville (4-3) finished its MAFC White Division schedule with a 2-3 mark. The Pirates host Dexter in district play Friday. Kris Cottner led the Perryville with 88 yards rushing on 12 carries. Brian Birchler added 49 yards and scored the Pirates' touchdown...
Southeast falls to 3-3 after shellacking (10/15/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Southeast Missouri State found out first-hand what the No. 17 ranked Division I-A team in the nation looks like. Needless to say, pretty good. Arkansas, taking a break from Southeastern Conference play, laid a 63-7 whipping on the Division I-AA Redhawks on Saturday afternoon in front of a near-capacity homecoming crowd at 72,000-seat Razorback Stadium...
Redhawks avoid shutout, injuries (10/15/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- At least Southeast Missouri State was able to avoid a second consecutive shutout. And the Redhawks also appeared to come out of the game relatively injury-free, save for the assorted bumps and bruises one would associate with playing a nationally ranked Division I-A opponent...
Redhawks volleyball falls to UT-Martin (10/15/06)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team fell to .500 in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 30-20, 25-30, 30-25, 30-26 loss Saturday to the Skyhawks. The teams entered the match tied in the OVC standings. The Redhawks now are 4-4 in OVC play and 10-12 overall. Tennessee-Martin improved to 5-3 in the OVC and 16-6 overall...
FanSpeak 10/15/06 (10/15/06)
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Kahne wins, but Burton maintains lead in standings (10/15/06)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne did everything right, yet it did little to help his championship hopes. Kahne put on a dominating performance Saturday night to complete a season sweep at Lowe's Motor Speedway, passing track favorite Jimmie Johnson with 26 laps go and pulling away for the victory...
Missouri falls for first time (10/15/06)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione knew it was risky to tell his players they were going to beat No. 19 Missouri. He did it anyway, and the Aggies did just what they were told. Jorvorskie Lane ran for 127 yards and a touchdown, and Texas A&M handed Missouri its first loss of the season by beating the Tigers 25-19 on Saturday...
Cardinals take lead in series (10/15/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Suppan just about did it all for St. Louis, hitting a rare home run and pitching a tidy masterpiece that gave the Cardinals control of the National League Championship Series against the suddenly staggering New York Mets. Scott Spiezio smacked another big triple and St. Louis dazzled on defense, dominating the Mets for a 5-0 victory Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series...
St. Louis, Seattle to battle today for early division lead (10/15/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' surprising 4-1 start is not a source of overconfidence. Not with the treacherous stretch the team is facing. First-year coach Scott Linehan scoffed at the suggestion his team's tight 23-20 victory over the Packers last week might have been a result of the Rams looking ahead to today's game against Seattle...
St. Louis nips Chicago (10/15/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Radek Dvorak scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and added an assist to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday night. Dvorak broke a 3-3 tie with 6:18 left in the third period when he took a pass from Petr Cajanek and beat Chicago goalie Brian Boucher with a wrist shot from the left circle...
Redhawks now can get back to OVC work (10/15/06)
Southeast Missouri State got its anticipated Division I-A shellacking out of the way Saturday. Now the Redhawks can focus on the final five games of Tony Samuel's debut season as coach -- all will be against Ohio Valley Conference opponents -- and try to cobble together enough victories for the program's first winning record since 2002, and just its third as a Division I-AA program...
Devilish drinks and boo! brews (10/15/06)
A night of rampant tricking and treating calls for boo!-inspired brews to wash down all that sugary booty. If there's a chill in the air, why not warm ghouls and guests alike with a haunting hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallow ghosts rising from the steam?...
How to tell a ghost story (10/15/06)
It's Halloween night. The room is dark except for a candle flickering from behind the grotesque face carved into a jack-o'-lantern. There's an eerie quiet in the room, and a chill is in the air. Now it's time for a ghost story. We asked Tess Gerritsen and Michael Norman, two authors who know their way around a scary tale, how to tell a good ghost story...
New Jersey to push unlikely site for eco-tourists -- The Meadowlands (10/15/06)
NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey's Meadowlands conjures images of a football stadium, swamps, burning landfills, industrial wasteland and, perhaps, the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa. Not to be deterred, the state is trying to make the area less than five miles west of Manhattan into a destination for tree-hugging tourists...
Statue of Fitzgerald stands in St. Paul (10/15/06)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- To produce a bronze statue of a young F. Scott Fitzgerald as a young teenager, a St. Paul artist had to rely on a bit of guesswork. Turns out there aren't a lot of pictures of the Jazz Age author during his days at St. Paul Academy, said Aaron Dysart, whose bronze of Fitzgerald is located outside the building that once housed the private school...
Earthpark planned for Iowa (10/15/06)
GRINNELL, Iowa -- Central Iowa has been chosen as the site for a massive indoor rain forest and environmental learning center that organizers hope will be as successful as its predecessor in the United Kingdom. Earthpark will be built on 70 acres of wooded land overlooking Lake Red Rock near Pella and will be modeled after Eden -- a similar project in Cornwall, U.K., that has attracted 8 million visitors annually in its first five years of operation...
Tree in Redwood National Park is world's tallest (10/15/06)
REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Researchers have confirmed that a redwood named Hyperion in a remote Northern California forest is the world's tallest tree. Steve Sillett, a forestry professor at Humboldt State University, recently climbed Hyperion and measured it at 379.1 feet, one foot taller than previously thought...
Raising the bar (10/15/06)
Out of breath and exhausted, I rang another doorbell hoping for that coveted full-size candy bar. "Trick or treat!" I opened my bag expectantly ... and what gets dumped in? A tasty Snickers? A delicious sucker with bubble gum center?A carmel-covered apple?...
Singer Freddy Fender dies (10/15/06)
SAN BENITO, Texas -- Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died Saturday. He was 69. Fender, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2006, died at noon at his Corpus Christi home with his family at his bedside, said Ron Rogers, a family spokesman...
Marie Laurentius (10/15/06)
Marie J. Schabbing Laurentius, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Joseph and Mary Katherine Kohlfeld Schabbing. She and Leroy Stephen Laurentius were married Oct. 10, 1964, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 3, 2000...
Glen Parks (10/15/06)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Glen E. Parks, 68, of Morley died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery at Morley...
Barbara Hurt (10/15/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara A. Hurt, 38, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born June 9, 1968, in Louisiana, daughter of James and Betty Blakeman. She and Robert W. Hurt were married Dec. 19, 1987. Hurt was a member of First Baptist Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She served in the U.S. Army...
Underwood-Olson (10/15/06)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson was the setting Nov. 5, 2005, for the wedding of Angela Lynn Underwood and Eric Scott Olson. Monsignor Edward Eftink, and Deacons Charles Lombardo and Tom Forrestor performed the ceremony. Organist was Meg Garner, and soloist was Jane Oehl...
Woeltje-Leek (10/15/06)
Molly Nicole Woeltje and David Wesley Leek exchanged wedding vows July 1, 2006, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Reader was Susan Zappulla of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., aunt of the bride. Pianist was Christy Shinn, vocalists were Beth St. John and Mackenzie Scherer, and music was by Trio Girardeaux...
Pagano-Mueth (10/15/06)
Amanda Pagano and Bradley Mueth were married July 1, 2006, in an outdoor garden setting in Cape Girardeau. Mart Thompson performed the ceremony. Soloist was Elizabeth Stewart. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Kathleen Sanchez of DeSoto, Mo., and Silverio and Deborah Pagano of Olathe, Kan. Mueth is the son of Hal and Kathleen Mueth of Prairie du Rocher, Ill...
Ward-Rodriguez (10/15/06)
Melinda Elaine Ward and Edward Louis Rodriguez were united in marriage Aug. 12, 2006, at Christ the King Church in Pueblo, Colo. The Rev. Tom Adrians performed the ceremony. Cantor was Dave Hof. Vocalists were Trina Ward, sister-in-law of the bride, and Hof...
Lowes-Eftink (10/15/06)
Jamie Nichole Lowes and Rick Arthur Eftink Jr. were united in marriage Sept. 16, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Ed Carter performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink and vocalist was Karen Benefield. Parents of the couple are James and Kathy Lowes of Jackson, and Rick and Pam Eftink of Oran, Mo...
Gerecke-Drury (10/15/06)
Mike and Debbi Gerecke of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Gerecke, to Chris Drury, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Bruce and Becky Drury of O'Fallon, Ill. Gerecke is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in psychology from Truman State University at Kirksville, Mo., and a master's degree in higher education from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. She is coordinator of Greek life at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Flint-Pederson (10/15/06)
Greg and Sheila Flint of Rolla, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Diane Flint, to Brandon Pederson, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Charles and Vicki Pederson of Rolla. Flint is a 2001 graduate of Rolla High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005...
Fulgium- Newman (10/15/06)
Jay and Wilma Rose of Lake Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula Kay Fulgium, to John Todd Newman. He is the son of John and Sharon Newman of Sikeston, Mo. Fulgium is a tax specialist with H&R Block Eastern Enterprises. Newman is a tax adviser with H&R Block Eastern Enterprises...
Shumaker-Johnson (10/15/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Dale and Linda Shumaker of Olive Branch announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Shumaker, to Jimmy Graham Johnson Jr. of Grand Chain, Ill. He is the son of Pamela and Glenn Grimes of Karnak, Ill. Shumaker received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is an administrative assistant at Electric Energy Inc. in Joppa, Ill...
Allen-Wortmann (10/15/06)
Tom and Tandra Allen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Marie Allen, to Matthew Ryan Wortmann. He is the son of Bruce and Jackie Wortmann of Jackson. Allen is a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999, and received a master of arts degree in educational administration from Southeast in 2003. She is a seventh grade computer teacher with Jackson School District...
Puzzella-Lovett (10/15/06)
Ed and Roxanne Puzzella of St. Peters, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marie Puzzella, to Ronald Lovett Jr. He is the son of Ron and Diane Lovett of Cape Girardeau. Puzzella received a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 2005. She is a marketing executive and co-manager at the office of Dr. Thomas Critchlow...
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Out of the past 10-15-06 (10/15/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 15, 1981 Whether convicted murderer Douglas Wayne Thompson is retried for the shooting death of Cape Girardeau police officer Herbert Goss in 1961 is strictly up to Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. The Franklin School Cub Scout Pack 506 has a new flag; the new banner is presented to the Cub Scouts by the Cape Girardeau Breakfast Optimist Club, which co-sponsors the pack with the Franklin School Parent-Teacher Association...
Helping youths (10/15/06)
Other than the sign on North Sprigg Street, most people don't know much about Cottonwood Children's Residential Treatment Center or what it does. Recently, the center celebrated receiving accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Martha Cassel, the facility's administrator, described the recognition as the "gold standard."...
Article focused on the negative (10/15/06)
To the editor: As a Bootheel native, I feel compelled to reply to the article about life expectancy in Pemiscot County. My wife and I are from the lower Bootheel, 40 of those years in Pemiscot County. We had a good life and raised two boys there. We made more than the median income and went to college...
Tour de Cape was a great event (10/15/06)
To the editor: This past weekend, 263 bicyclists descended on Cape Girardeau for the seventh annual Tour de Cape. The weather could not have been better even though the morning start was a bit brisk. With the fall colors beginning to give their show, the ride north of Cape toward Trail of Tears State Park and into Southern Illinois was absolutely beautiful...
Respect for life is key consideration (10/15/06)
To the editor: Catholic bishops in Missouri, as teachers and as citizens in the state, are active participants in the stem-cell debate. We support stem-cell research which does not depend upon creating and then destroying human embryos. Recent articles state that the question of when life begins lies at the heart of the dispute over embryonic stem-cell research. ...
Speak Out 10/15/06 (10/15/06)
Trained presence; Goofy idea; Extensive rehab; It could be worse; Qualified to shoot; Janitors' time off; Corn isn't the answer; Educated voters?; Research benefits; Ethical opposition; Gifted writer; Let us have a say; Remember the oath
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