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Stories from Wednesday, October 18, 2006

2 dead in Ste. Gen store (10/18/06)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A feud between families may have triggered a murder-suicide at a Ste. Genevieve grocery store Tuesday, the town's first homicide in 25 years, police said. Melinda Domminguez, 55, of rural St. Genevieve County was shot multiple times around 2:25 p.m. at Rozier's Country Mart, 180 Plaza Drive...
Alzheimer's researcher to speak on Thursday (10/18/06)
Southeast Missourain Dr. Barry Reisberg, an internationally known researcher of Alzheimer's disease, will speak Thursday at Southeast Missouri State University. The lecture will be held in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, school officials said. ...
Lawmakers to hold hearing on 'school choice' (10/18/06)
A special committee of the Missouri House will hold a hearing in Cape Girardeau today on a proposal to provide "school choice" for some students in the failing St. Louis, Kansas City and Wellston school districts. The hearing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at Southeast Missouri State University in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium...
Emerson: U.S. may need to 'start from scratch' on health care (10/18/06)
Fixing the U.S. health-care system is such a daunting task that "we probably need to blow the whole thing up and start again," U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Tuesday. Emerson's remarks came at the beginning of a two-hour health-care discussion at Southeast Missouri State University. Organizers hope it is the first event to be hosted by a health-care policy think tank being organized by Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon Joel Ray...
Longtime Chaffee mayor stepping down (10/18/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- After nearly 12 years as mayor of Chaffee, Bill Cannon resigned Monday night at the city council meeting. Cannon was not present at the meeting but submitted a statement saying he was filing his resignation effective Nov. 1 due to health reasons...
Meth task force boosted by allocation of $250,000 (10/18/06)
A state crime-fighting initiative will receive money for the first time to help fund anti-meth tasks forces throughout the state. The Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Task Force, or MoSMART, was formed a couple of years ago, but due to tight budgets, it did not receive any funding, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan said...
Gunfire reported in Cape Tuesday (10/18/06)
Gunfire was reported in three locations Tuesday night in Cape Girardeau. Witnesses told police shots were fired from a vehicle in two of the reported shootings, police officer Freddie Hill said. A description of the vehicle was known, but was not being released. ...
Possible call center draws biggest crowd at job fair (10/18/06)
Hundreds of area residents turned out for a job fair Tuesday, many of them waiting patiently in line for the chance at landing a job with a prospective new call center in Cape Girardeau. "Wow. That's great," said industrial recruiter Mitch Robinson as he surveyed the long line of job applicants in the Show Me Center...
Two robberies reported in Sikeston (10/18/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A woman pushing a child in a baby carriage was the victim in one of two robberies Sikeston had over the weekend. The woman reported to police that as she was pushing her baby carriage in the 100 block of William Street around 12:35 p.m. ...
Weed & feed: Columnist changes his mind about weed control (10/18/06)
My wife is convinced I will never change anything. She tries to get me to wear different clothes. I always go for black or khaki slacks and the same polo shirt. She tries to get me to sleep in. I always get up early. When I go to a specific restaurant, I order the same item on the menu. She always wants me to try something different, or at least try a bite of what she ordered. She knows I'll never change...
Federal Court 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Friday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel: Name: Matthew Perry Age: 38 Residence: Sikeston, Mo. Charge: Distribution of cocaine base...
Local briefs 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
Health center schedules discussion of pandemic A tabletop discussion next month will address issues the local community may face in the event of a pandemic, such as an influenza outbreak. The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center will sponsor the tabletop exercise from 9:30 a.m. ...
Fund-raiser collects $17,000 for Cape cancer patient (10/18/06)
A fund-raiser held Saturday to benefit Sahara Aldridge, a 12-year-old Cape Girardeau girl fighting brain-stem cancer, netted more than $17,000 to help her family pay for medical and travel expenses. About 400 people, including Sahara and her family and the Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball team, showed up for the event at the Elks Lodge, organizers said...
Safe House plans open house at new facility (10/18/06)
The Cape Girardeau Safe House for Women will sponsor an open house from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at its new facility at 110 E. Plaza Way. The open house will showcase the nonconfidential facility from which the Safe House will provide outreach services to battered women and their families. ...
Owner of collapsed building promises removal of debris (10/18/06)
Neighbors who live near a collapsed Cape Girardeau apartment building at the corner of Themis and Ellis streets say rats have infested the debris cluttered area. Since the building collapsed in May, Larry Summary, who owns nearby Otahkian Apartments at 734 Themis St., said he's killed several rats in the area...
Homecoming parade to affect parking on some streets (10/18/06)
Due to the Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming Parade, parking in certain parts of Cape Girardeau will be restricted Saturday. Beginning at 2 a.m., police will prohibit parking on both sides of Broadway from North West End Boulevard to Main Street; on Main Street from Park Drive to William Street; on North West End Boulevard from Broadway to Parkview Drive; on the east side of Perry Avenue from Broadway to Parkview; on both sides of Bellevue Street in front of Houck Stadium; and on both sides of Houck Place.. ...
Club news 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
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Judge again rules death-penalty procedure unconstitutional (10/18/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has ruled for the second time that Missouri's death penalty procedures were unconstitutional. The ruling issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. confirmed a ruling he made in September that the death penalty protocol, which uses a three-drug lethal injection, could subject Missouri inmates to an unreasonable risk of cruel and unusual punishment...
Hawaii quake damage estimated at $46 million-plus; disaster dedeclared (10/18/06)
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- Preliminary damage estimates from the earthquake that shook Hawaii over the weekend hit $46 million Tuesday, and President Bush declared a major disaster, opening the way for federal aid. Damage to seven schools and a harbor on the island of Hawaii accounted for most of the preliminary figure, said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim. Damage to businesses, homes, roads and bridges accounted for the rest...
Bush signs bill to interrogate, prosecute suspected terrorists (10/18/06)
WASHINGTON -- Some of the most notorious names in the war on terror are headed toward prosecution after President Bush signed a law Tuesday authorizing military trials of terrorism suspects. The legislation also eliminates some of the rights defendants are usually guaranteed under U.S. law, and it authorizes continued harsh interrogations of terror suspects...
Longtime CBS correspondent Christopher Glenn dies at 68 (10/18/06)
NORWALK, Conn. -- Christopher Glenn, a longtime CBS news correspondent who anchored coverage of the space shuttle Challenger explosion and was the voice of the children's program "In the News" in 1970s and 80s, has died. He was 68. Glenn died Tuesday of liver cancer in Norwalk Hospital less than three weeks before his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame, the network said...
Denmark leads the way in cutting trans fats (10/18/06)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Two years ago, Denmark declared war on artery-clogging oils, making it illegal for any food to have more than 2 percent trans fats. Offenders face hefty fines -- or even prison terms. The result? Today, hardly anyone notices the difference. The french fries are still crispy. The pastries are still scrumptious. And the fried chicken is still tasty...
Rams claim another SEMO volleyball title (10/18/06)
The Scott City volleyball team clinched the SEMO Conference regular season title Tuesday by sweeping Central 25-7, 25-12 at home. The Rams (21-7-4), which claimed the conference tournament title on Saturday, were led by Kacie Ritter's 14 assists and four aces. Jenni Heisserer had eight kills and Whitney Tapley added five. Valerie Gibbons led Scott City in digs with three...
Former Southeast players will reunite for homecoming activities (10/18/06)
Homecoming football games usually find ex-players flocking back to their former college campus. That will be the case this weekend at Southeast Missouri State as two different eras of ex-Southeast players will have reunions centered around Saturday's contest against Eastern Kentucky...
Panthers remain unbeaten in OVC in quest to repeat (10/18/06)
With Eastern Kentucky having such a surprisingly disappointing season, the matchup did not contain nearly the hype or glitter that had been anticipated prior to the campaign. Still, Eastern Illinois cleared a major hurdle Saturday as the Panthers chase their second straight Ohio Valley Conference championship...
Wuellner receives OVC defense honor (10/18/06)
Southeast Missouri State senior Jessi Wuellner is the Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the week, the league announced Tuesday. Wuellner helped lead a defensive unit that gave up only 14 shots as it posted a pair of shutouts over the weekend. The Redhawks tied Morehead State 0-0 and beat Eastern Kentucky 2-0...
Edgar has Redhawks rising with roosters (10/18/06)
No, this isn't football -- but first-year Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Scott Edgar is taking a page out of that sport with two-a-days. The Redhawks have been practicing twice daily this week, once early in the morning and once in the afternoon...
Plans for Tour of Missouri announced (10/18/06)
Forget the Tour de France. Missouri will host a professional cycling event next September. Plans for the inaugural Tour of Missouri were announced Wednesday in a news conference at the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis. Gov. Matt Blunt and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder made the announcement...
Manselle leads Missouri Baptist to victory (10/18/06)
Danny Manselle shot a 67 to earn individual honors and lead Missouri Baptist to the team championship in the rain-plagued Dalhousie Intercollegiate on Wednesday. The first-time event drew players from seven schools. Monday's 36 holes were rained out, however, reducing the event to 18 holes Tuesday...
Ravens fire offensive coordinator (10/18/06)
BALTIMORE -- Jim Fassel was fired as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, a move designed by coach Brian Billick to get more firepower from the league's 28th-ranked attack. The Ravens (4-2) scored only 10 offensive touchdowns in their first six games and were held to 16 points or fewer three times. Even though Baltimore sits atop the AFC North, Billick felt a change in the team's offensive philosophy was imperative...
Blues' early struggles continue vs. Coyotes (10/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A pregame meeting and a long-awaited goal from Owen Nolan carried the Phoenix Coyotes to a much-needed win over the St. Louis Blues. After losing four straight -- including the first three of a four-game trip -- Phoenix avoided their worst start since moving to Phoenix 10 years ago by beating St. Louis 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Coyotes never trailed and they got a lift from Nolan, who scored for the first time in two years during a three-goal, third-period spurt...
St. Louis may get 2009 All-Star game (10/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The new Busch Stadium is the leading contender to host baseball's All-Star game in 2009. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, speaking during Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Tuesday night, was asked about the likelihood of the All-Star game being played in St. Louis in three years...
Mid-term trophies and fumbles (10/18/06)
With seven weeks in the books and another seven left to figure out which teams will play in the Bowl Championship Series title game, here's a first-half look at some of the best, worst and most notable teams, players and coaches: n WAKE FOREST -- Jim Grobe's Demon Deacons (6-1) haven't exactly been taking down the big boys -- combined record of the five Division I-A teams they've beaten is 11-21. ...
Miami adopts zero-tolerance policy for fighting (10/18/06)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Shaking her fist for emphasis, Miami president Donna Shalala said Tuesday that sanctions levied against 13 players for their role in a sideline-clearing brawl were fair, justified and strong enough to satisfy the university. All that, though, came with one big caveat: Miami athletes simply can never fight again, she said...
Mets ace Glavine lasts 4 innings (10/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Fully rested, Tom Glavine had the St. Louis Cardinals right where he wanted them. Unless the Mets can rally, he'll have all winter to rest. The Mets gave Glavine an early two-run lead after he extended his scoreless streak to 16 innings in the postseason...
Cards take 3-2 lead in NLCS with win over Mets (10/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A big swing by Albert Pujols and another playoff gem from a rejuvenated Jeff Weaver put the St. Louis Cardinals on the cusp of the World Series. Pujols' homer helped the Cardinals get to Tom Glavine at last, and Weaver shut down the New York Mets for a 4-2 victory Tuesday night and a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series...
What the ends mean (10/18/06)
"Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; but at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means." This is a quote from Rubashov, the hero of Arthur Koestler's chilling novel "Darkness at Noon." The novel tells the story of a founder of the Bolshevik Revolution who has been imprisoned and tortured in a Soviet gulag...
Spicing up lasagna (10/18/06)
It's always a wonderful day when something out of the ordinary or unexpected happens, which is what happened to me last week. While I was at work, a woman approached me and asked if I was Susan. I immediately thought if she had a complaint or problem, I wish I could slither under the table...
Actor Wesley Snipes accused of failing to pay $12M in taxes (10/18/06)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Actor Wesley Snipes was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud, accused of trying to cheat the government out of nearly $12 million in false refund claims and not filing returns for six years. Prosecutors said Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 on income taxes already paid. ...
Mary Taflinger (10/18/06)
Mary G. Taflinger, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was formerly of Effingham, Ill. She was born Sept. 2, 1909, in Allerton, Ill., daughter of James C. and Ella Daughtery Dodd. She married Russell A. Taflinger, who preceded her in death...
Mozella Short (10/18/06)
Mozella Short, 93, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Carrie Porter (10/18/06)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Carrie Bell Henderson Porter, 83, of Metropolis, Ill., formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. She was born Nov. 5, 1922, daughter of Dome and Emma Banks. She married Jake Porter, who preceded her in death...
Fred Allen (10/18/06)
PULASKI, Ill. -- Fred J. Allen Jr., 63, of Pulaski died Monday evening, Oct. 16, 2006. He was born May 19, 1943, in Pulaski, the son of the late Fred J. Allen Sr. and Eileen Leewright Allen. He was married to Louise Rife and attended the Ullin Baptist Church in Ullin, Ill. ...
Terry Thorn (10/18/06)
MAKANDA, Ill. -- Terry Wayne Thorn, 53, of Makanda died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Wood River, Ill., son of James Ira and Georgia Helen Livers Thorn. Thorn had been an asphalt supervisor with E.T. Simonds. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Anna, and had worked with the youth. He was a musician and a member of a bluegrass group...
Births 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
McClellan; Fox; James; Peeler; Ruebel; Cole; Griggs; Burnett
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
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Out of the past 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 18, 1981 Eight new businesses in the downtown Cape Girardeau area will be formally welcomed during a special program staged next Thursday, Friday and Saturday; recent installations of new enterprises and relocation of others is giving a "facelift" to the area; the businesses involved in the welcome are the March Hare, Clothes Encounter, Hecht's Shoes, Madder Rose Cafe, Front Porch, Wild Bob's Saloon, Hair Repair and Room Mates...
No guns in classrooms (10/18/06)
When lives are shattered by tragedy of school shootings, it is a sure bet that ways to prevent future deaths and injuries will be sought and implemented. In recent years, school safety has been a top priority at school districts across America. In addition to installing security measures in our nation's schools, another equally important emphasis has been placed on identifying troubled students who might be likely to show up with a gun...
Arming teachers is a bad idea (10/18/06)
To the editor: Recent controversy over whether teachers should be armed seems to have missed a key point. You can arm someone and teach him how to shoot, but you cannot make him shoot someone if he needs to. As a former soldier and the son of a law enforcement officer, I know that just because you have the ability to shoot a firearm does not mean you have the ability to shoot someone. ...
Research offers hope for the future (10/18/06)
To the editor: I have multiple sclerosis and am the mother of a wonderful, healthy son who is the most important thing in my life. A short time ago, I attended a debate on Amendment 2 for stem-cell research. A doctor against this research was asked if he would feel differently about it if one of his children developed a life-threatening condition that might be cured by stem-cell research...
Teachers deserve our respect (10/18/06)
To the editor: The op-ed column by Brian White about his fifth-year teaching and past experiences made me want to cry. I have such great memories of my teachers and feel blessed they continued after their fifth year of teaching. I was supported at home by my mother and father to achieve and push myself to do the best I could. Looking back, I wish I had applied myself more, but it certainly wasn't my parents' or teachers' fault...
SADI helps those who need it (10/18/06)
To the editor: Don't expect any help from our current legislators. They have made drastic cuts to Medicaid that are crippling some disabled Missourians who are now forced to choose between food or medications, both of which are needed for survival. Some medications and injections are ridiculously high. This is another example of survival of the fittest...
Speak Out 10/18/06 (10/18/06)
Veterans' benefits; Need the basics; Top-notch teachers; Still a waste; Entitled to voucher; Campaign blather; Must be a better way; Constitutional slap; Memories of love; Why all the names?; Common decency; Out of touch
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