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Stories from Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Man shoots woman, self in Ste. Genevieve grocery store (10/17/06)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Two people were killed Tuesday afternoon inside a Ste. Genevieve grocery store in an apparent murder-suicide. A man in his mid-20s shot and killed a 55-year-old woman before fatally shooting himself in the head at the Country Mart grocery store around 2:25 p.m., according to police chief Dale Newman...
Cairo project seen as city's hope for peace (10/17/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Aqeela Sherrills knows about forgiveness. As a young man he struggled to forgive an older relative who once sexually molested him. As a father, he says he found it in his heart to forgive the murderer of his 18-year old son. Sherrills also knows about trading war for peace. ...
New county road advisory board holds first meeting (10/17/06)
Everything about county roads -- including the list of roads slated for paving in the next few years -- is fair game for discussion and change, county commissioners told a new advisory board Monday. The Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting, with the three county commissioners each making an opening statement. They promised to let the board have free rein in deciding which issues to tackle and in what order...
Cape bridge usage below expectations (10/17/06)
When the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened to traffic three years ago, state highway officials predicted that 26,000 vehicles would be using the bridge each day by 2015. At this rate, it may take a lot longer than that. A Missouri Highway Department of Transportation manual traffic count in May revealed that only 5,790 cars used the new Cape Girardeau bridge from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., placing an overall 24-hour traffic count estimate at 7,527 for that day...
Cape school board OKs strategic plan for career center (10/17/06)
The Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center wants to do a better job of educating parents of high-school-age students about course options and expand advertising of adult and college classes offered at the facility. Those are just two items in a strategic plan for the center. The Cape Girardeau school board approved the plan Monday night...
Court rules against state voter ID law (10/17/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters won't need to show a photo ID at the polls after all, after the state Supreme Court on Monday struck down the new requirement. A lower judge ruled last month that the ID requirement was an unconstitutional infringement on the fundamental right to vote. The Supreme Court agreed in a 6-1 unsigned opinion...
SEMO homecoming begins Thursday (10/17/06)
Southeast Missouri State University will hold homecoming celebrations starting Thursday and ending Sunday. Saturday's annual homecoming parade, the Redhawks football game against Eastern Kentucky and a concert featuring Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will highlight festivities. The concert, part of the "Time Well Wasted Tour," will start at 8 p.m. at the Show Me Center...
Growing up Mormon (10/17/06)
I first recognized my faith in Christ when I was a little girl. My baby blanket and I had become so attached that I couldn't sleep without it. One night, my precious blanket went missing. I looked everywhere but couldn't seem to find it. Crying, I did the only thing a 6-year-old girl knew how to do -- I ran to my mom...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action 10/17/06 (10/17/06)
Thursday Action items Discussion items and appointments Actions not on agenda:...
Local briefs 10/17/06 (10/17/06)
GED graduation set for Thursday at tech center A graduation ceremony will be held Thursday for 108 students who have taken and passed the General Educational Development Test or GED. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, 1080 S. Silver Springs Road. The Zonta Club will hold a reception for graduates immediately following the ceremony, Adult Learning Center officials said...
Steady rain soaks area (10/17/06)
Most people can stay inside on a rainy Monday. Not Kraig Shafer. As a postal carrier in Cape Girardeau, he has to spend a lot of time outdoors no matter what the weather. A couple of hours in the office in the morning, then Shafer is out on the street to deliver mail...
Learning briefs 10/17/06 (10/17/06)
Payne recognized as All-American Scholar; DeWilde selected for AMVETS honor; Brotherton receives Key scholarship
Judging the judges of television's popular reality shows (10/17/06)
Judges: Tyra Banks, J. Alexander, Nigel Barker and Twiggy. Duty: To discover "America's Next Top Model" -- or at least "America's Next CoverGirl." Chambers: The fashion-forward foursome convene in an ominous yet glamorous judging parlor outfitted with a catwalk and plasma screen. This cycle's chamber is more sci-fi than high fashion. While it must exist on a soundstage somewhere, viewers are never told the location, usually just shown a dark cityscape...
President Bush assures Iraq leader U.S. troops not planning withdrawal (10/17/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush told Iraq's prime minister on Monday he has no plans to pull U.S. forces out of the war-torn country, in a conversation that underscored Iraqi worries that the president is being pressured to curtail America's role in the widely unpopular war...
Inspectors check for quake damage (10/17/06)
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- A favorite pidgin expression in Hawaii -- "Lucky you live Hawaii" -- gained new meaning Monday as authorities quickly restored electricity and started to clear away boulders after the strongest earthquake to hit the islands in more than two decades...
China joins U.N. sanctions effort, inspects trade from North Korea (10/17/06)
DANDONG, China -- Customs officials examined trucks at the North Korean border Monday as China complied with new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang for its nuclear test. But China's U.N. ambassador indicated its inspectors will not board ships to search for suspicious equipment or material...
Leopold stays hot, defeats St. Vincent (10/17/06)
Leopold improved to 24-2 with a 25-23, 25-18 victory over visiting St. Vincent on Monday night in high school volleyball action Cassidy Seyer had a game- high 28 assists for Leopold. Casey Brooker added nine kills and five digs, while Janice Jansen contributed seven kills and eight digs...
Samuel has upbeat words on freshmen after blowout (10/17/06)
Southeast Missouri State had been playing quite a few true freshmen all season, particularly on defense. But Saturday's game at Division I-A Arkansas afforded the rookies even more of an opportunity than normal, primarily in the second half as most of the Redhawks' key defensive players rested during a 63-7 loss...
A's fire Macha following ALCS sweep (10/17/06)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ken Macha was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics on Monday, two days after the AL West champions were swept out of the playoffs by Detroit. Macha had two years left on his contract. The A's went 368-280 in his four seasons as manager, but have frustrated management and their fans by failing to get into the World Series...
La Russa tells of injury that Pujols is nursing (10/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- If it appears that Albert Pujols jogs to first base on occasion, there's a good reason. The St. Louis Cardinals' star has been nursing a right hamstring injury for several weeks and is under orders to run under control. Manager Tony La Russa said the injury also has affected Pujols' ability to drive the ball...
Cubs expected to name Piniella manager today (10/17/06)
Lou Piniella was expected to be introduced today as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, a baseball source told The Associated Press on Monday. Piniella received a three-year contract, according to another AP source. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The hiring was first reported by ESPN radio...
Unbeaten Bears dodge bullet with 24-23 victory over Cardinals (10/17/06)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Even on a very bad night, the Chicago Bears found a way to stay unbeaten. They can thank their defense, punt returner Devin Hester and Arizona kicker Neil Rackers for that. Chicago, down 20-0 at the half, returned two fumbles for touchdowns, then Devin Hester returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown with 2:58 remaining and the Bears (6-0) overcame six turnovers by Rex Grossman to beat the Cardinals 24-23 Monday night...
Linehan says 10-second runoff is flawed (10/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams coach Scott Linehan said Monday the NFL should reconsider the "integrity of the 10-second runoff" after the bizarre ending in St. Louis' 30-28 loss to Seattle. The Seahawks, down 28-27, used a running play to reach the St. Louis 31 in the final seconds Sunday and hurried to the line. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck spiked the ball with 4 seconds left to set up a field goal to win the game...
Burton maintains lead midway through Chase (10/17/06)
CONCORD, N.C. -- For all those people ready to hand Jeff Burton the championship trophy with five races to go, the veteran driver has some friendly advice: Not so fast. "We've done a nice job of positioning ourselves," Burton said. "At the same time, I'm pretty sure that these other guys aren't just going to say, 'He's got the lead so we'll give him the championship.' I'm sure they're going to race every week."...
Rams end Hargove saga with trade to Bills (10/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who lost his starting job with the St. Louis Rams after skipping two days of practice and meetings this season, was traded Monday to the Buffalo Bills for a fifth-round draft choice in 2007. Hargrove was inactive Sunday, when the Rams lost 30-28 to Seattle, and has played just three games this season. ...
TV analyst loses job over remarks during brawl (10/17/06)
MIAMI -- Former Miami player Lamar Thomas lost his TV analyst job Monday over comments he made during a sideline-clearing brawl involving the Hurricanes and Florida International. Comcast Sports SouthEast, a regional cable network that hired Thomas before the season, also decided to edit out his comments before the game is replayed later this week...
FIU kicks two brawling players off team (10/17/06)
MIAMI -- Of all the disturbing images from the sideline-clearing brawl between Miami and Florida International, swift and stern punishment was handed out Monday for the three that stood out the most: FIU's new sanctions also included 16 other players -- each was originally handed a one-game suspension. Now they've been given an indefinite break from the game...
Game 5 starters get timely relief with washout (10/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- So much for all the scrutiny about pitching on short rest. Daylong rain caused Game 5 of the NL Championship Series between New York and St. Louis to be postponed Monday night, meaning Mets lefty Tom Glavine and Jeff Weaver of the Cardinals will start tonight on full rest...
Little Red Riding Hood gets makeover (10/17/06)
With one daughter in high school and the other in middle school, I figured that our family was done with Halloween costumes. But Bailey, our fifth-grader, apparently still sees the fun in getting all dressed up for Halloween. Joni took her shopping the other night. Bailey came home with a Halloween costume: Little Dead Riding Hood...
Sequel 'Grudge 2' scares up top weekend debut with $20.8 million (10/17/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Fear ruled the box office as the horror sequel "The Grudge 2," starring Amber Tamblyn as a woman terrorized by angry spirits, debuted as the top weekend movie with $20.8 million. The top 15 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.:...
Thelma Buster (10/17/06)
WOOD RIVER, Ill. -- Thelma Buster, 85, of Wood River died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was born June 5, 1921, at Thebes, Ill., daughter of James and Gertrude Story Warren. She married Clarence "Shorty" Buster, who died Oct. 6, 2005...
Mary Marble (10/17/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mary Louise Marble, 81, of Henning, Minn., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Henning Care Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Allenville, daughter of Ruben Lloyd and Mildred P. Crader Kelley. She and Robert L. Marble were married March 10, 1945, in Hays, Kan...
Glen Parks (10/17/06)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Glen E. Parks, 68, of Morley died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1937, at Sikeston, Mo., son of Henry and Gladys Tina Williams Parks. He and Patsie Farris were married April 5, 1964, in Sikeston. Farris had been a truck driver with Malone and Hyde/Fleming Foods of Sikeston. After retiring, he worked at Wheeler's of Morley...
Arthur Thompson (10/17/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Arthur James Thompson, 84, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in South Dakota, son of Edward and Elizabeth Miederhoff Thompson. He and Marjorie Jones were married June 15, 1957. Thompson was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Richard Martin (10/17/06)
Richard L. Martin, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of Christopher C. and Laura Kopple Martin. He and Agnes Marcella Doll were married Aug. 21, 1948. Martin was a member of American Legion Post 150 and Knights of Columbus Council 1037...
Ruby Held (10/17/06)
Ruby Viola Crabtree Held, 92, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 31, 1914, at Burfordville, daughter of George F. and Cora Bell McClard Sanders. She and Gilbert John Crabtree were married Aug. 9, 1940. He died April 25, 1966. She then married Alvin A. Held Feb. 22, 1980. He died April 20, 1990...
Births 10/17/06 (10/17/06)
Probst; Dannenmueller
Out of the past 10/17/06 (10/17/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 17, 1981 Cape Girardeau County tax statements for more than $10 million have been mailed to county taxpayers; total tax billing for 1981 is about $500,000 more than billed in 1980. John Mehner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mehner of Cape Girardeau, graduated recently at the top of his class from the Greater St. Louis Police Academy; he has the second highest scholastic average in the academy's history...
Plenty of jobs (10/17/06)
Today's Career Fair at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University is a sign of the employment growth in this area. More than 50 employers plan to visit with job seekers today, and most of those employers have jobs that need to be filled now...
Arts council has plenty -- even for 20-somethings (10/17/06)
By Valaree Rutherford Although it may hurt at times, some people just need to tell the truth. I am referring to the column that Matt Sanders had the nerve to put into Friday's paper. I was so angry the first time I read it that I had to put the paper down...
Reporter missed mark on arts council (10/17/06)
To the editor: I was disappointed in the reporter's response (Matt Sanders' Oct. 13 column) to the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri event he attended. Perhaps he should have done more research. If he had arrived for the social hour, he would have met the people of our community and the board who attended. He came in when we were on our second course of dinner and everyone was seated...
War protesters have been correct (10/17/06)
To the editor: The rabid ranting by warmongers is pathetic. It is reminiscent of the campaign waged by Republicans generally and by Karl Rove -- the man known around Washington as Bush's brain -- particularly. When you have nothing worthwhile, you attack opponents with mindless slurs. ...
Speak Out 10/17/06 (10/17/06)
Walk on sidewalks; Toll-road corridor; Cell-phone hazard; No minimum wage; No connection; Political scare; Stone Age thinking
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