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Stories from Saturday, October 21, 2006

Directory that listed Emerson on page board in 1999 incorrect (10/21/06)
With scandal swirling around the congressional page program in Washington, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau and her staff have been fielding numerous questions about a privately published directory from 1999 that lists her as a member of the House of Representatives Page Board...
School, insurance firm differ on money (10/21/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- An insurance company estimate of how much it will cost to rebuild Caruthersville High School has left school officials unsatisfied. Great American Insurance Co. gave the school district a projection of $1.8 million to repair the three-story, 82-year-old school building. School officials believe the building needs to be leveled and rebuilt at an estimated cost of $7 million...
Teen's felony rape charge reduced (10/21/06)
A "bizarre set of facts" led to prosecutors dropping felony statutory rape charges against a 17-year-old boy for misdemeanor child endangerment, to which the defendant pleaded guilty. Tyler A. Figliolo, of Cape Girardeau entered his plea Friday before Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp...
Brews and busts (10/21/06)
The smell gave them away. The scent of more than 5,000 gallons of beer is hard to miss. And in May 1932, the odor of fermenting mash was not one you wanted associated with your business. n In the early 20th century, Anheuser-Busch wasn't the king of beers in Southeast Missouri...
Talent spokesman to be in Jackson (10/21/06)
Jeff Glenn, district director for U.S. Sen. Jim Talent's Southeast Missouri office, will be in Jackson at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse, 1 Barton Square, to meet with area constituents. Glenn is representing Talent as part of his statewide "Missouri Matters" community outreach effort. The effort was designed by Talent to keep in touch with constituents, giving them an opportunity to discuss issues or request federal assistance...
County representatives for the Missouri Regional Cuisines Project (10/21/06)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Progress has been slower than expected in organizing the pilot region of the Missouri Regional Cuisines Project, but those with a stake in the project remain optimistic about its future. Representatives of the six counties in the MRCP's pilot Mississippi River Hills region held an open meeting Thursday morning at River Ridge Winery in Commerce to discuss the project's progress and plans for the future. ...
Central Junior High officials seize air gun from student's locker (10/21/06)
A 13-year-old boy was caught bringing a realistic-looking pistol into a Cape Girardeau school Friday morning. The Central Junior High School principal heard from a student that a seventhth-grade boy had shown off a gun while on a bus, police spokesman Jason Selzer said...
Speakers at executive forum emphasize attitude (10/21/06)
America's businesses look to hire people with positive attitudes, two successful business executives told students at Southeast Missouri State University on Friday. "I would much rather have attitude over experience every day," said Nancy Garvey, vice president and general manager of the Kansas and Missouri region of Cingular Wireless...
Task force plans how to deal with pandemic scenario (10/21/06)
Dead and dying Cape Girardeau County residents. Lots of them. That's the nightmare that would face Cape Girardeau County health and emergency preparedness officials in a pandemic flu outbreak. The Cape Girardeau County Infectious Disease Task Force met for an hour Friday at the county health center to talk about the need for a well-coordinated plan to educate the public about the disaster scenario...
Area woman suspected of concealing prescription painkillers (10/21/06)
A woman arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated attempted to hide prescription medication inside her body, Cape Girardeau County officers testified Friday. Kathryn G. Drury, 47, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right side of the road...
Teen suspected of assaulting disabled man bound over (10/21/06)
A teenager accused of assaulting a man with disabilities was bound over to circuit court Friday. Michael Williams, 18, testified before Judge Gary A. Kamp that he was in the parking lot of his apartment building, 921 Hackberry St., early Sept. 3 when he was struck by someone, fell to the ground and blacked out...
Cardinals fans celebrate, prepare for World Series (10/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals' journey to the World Series may not have been a pretty one, but the chance to be world champions for the first time in more than 20 years is a beautiful thing for the team's fans. While tears rolled down the cheeks of a few New York Mets faithful Thursday night at Shea Stadium, bars and living rooms across St. Louis were in pandaemonium...
Missouri Republican legislators ponder next step with voter ID (10/21/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state spent more than $680,000 implementing a photo ID requirement for voters that the Missouri Supreme Court overwhelmingly threw out, and now Republican lawmakers are pondering how to pass one that courts will allow. The state Department of Revenue and the secretary of state's office together spent about $680,400 on their duties under the law, according to figures provided at the request of The Associated Press...
Man convicted of injecting meth in pregnant woman (10/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- An eastern Missouri man faces sentencing Dec. 28 after being convicted of several methamphetamine-related charges, including the first-ever federal conviction for providing meth to a pregnant woman. John Schropp Jr., 24, of Sullivan, was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth; possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of meth; and providing meth to a pregnant woman...
Civil War veteran reburied after genealogists find descendant (10/21/06)
YORKVILLE, Ill. -- A historical mystery solved by local genealogists turned into a surprise reunion of sorts for a woman who learned she was the great-great-granddaughter of an exhumed Civil War veteran. On Thursday, Nancy Adams, her husband and son stood by the rusted cast-iron coffin of Clark Smith -- whose remains were discovered in a long-vanished North Aurora cemetery -- as a final chapter of the mystery played out at Yorkville's Elmwood Cemetery...
Kidnapping suspects to be extradited to Ky. (10/21/06)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A couple accused of kidnapping the woman's 9-month-old son from a social worker they are also suspected of killing agreed Friday to be returned to Kentucky from Illinois, where they were arrested. ...
Global warming study predicts heavy rain, droughts for certain areas (10/21/06)
WASHINGTON -- The world -- especially the Western United States, the Mediterranean region and Brazil -- will likely suffer more extended droughts, heavy rainfalls and longer heat waves over the next century because of global warming, a new study forecasts...
Health officials investigating claim of finger found in Subway sandwich (10/21/06)
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. -- Health officials are investigating a woman's claim that she found part of a human finger in a Subway sandwich -- an allegation reminiscent of the chili bowl finger hoax that hit a Wendy's restaurant last year. Two health inspectors visited the Subway restaurant Thursday in Chowchilla after the woman reported finding what appeared to be a half-inch piece of a finger a day earlier, said Jill Yaeger, director of the Madera County Environmental Health Department...
Ark. governor criticized for concentration camp joke (10/21/06)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee drew criticism from a Jewish Democratic group Friday for jokingly crediting his 100-pound weight loss to a stay in a concentration camp. Huckabee, who is considering a run for president in 2008, made the comment Wednesday on Don Imus' radio show after the host told him he looked "emaciated."...
Authorities crack down on green-card marriage rings (10/21/06)
ATLANTA -- When a woman recently asked for a copy of her marriage license, the court clerk in suburban Atlanta's Gwinnett County had to break some unpleasant news: Her husband was listed as the groom in eight marriages in the county. The husband was later arrested in September on suspicion of bigamy, just days after another man was charged in the same county with similar offenses. ...
N. Korean leader says no more nuclear tests are planned (10/21/06)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said Pyongyang didn't plan to carry out any more nuclear tests and expressed regret about the country's first-ever atomic detonation last week, South Korean media reported Friday. North Korea, however, kept up its bellicose rhetoric as more than 100,000 people gathered Friday in Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung square to "hail the success of the historic nuclear test," according to the North's official media...
Shiite militia briefly seizes southern Iraqi city (10/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah on Friday in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq's other main Shiite militia...
Tigers edge House Springs with late goal (10/21/06)
Matt Hester scored two goals Friday as the Central soccer team beat host Northwest of House Springs 3-2. Cole Viers had the game-winning goal for the Tigers (10-9-2) in the 78th minute as he broke a 2-2 tie. Zach Zaruba and Lucian Johnson had assists for Central...
St. Vincent bowls over Chaffee in Class 1 District 2 opener (10/21/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Known for its power running attack, the St. Vincent football team put away Chaffee on Friday night with a flawlessly executed 2-minute drill before halftime. The Indians scored a touchdown with 42.9 seconds left in the first half and added another TD on the opening drive of the second half to pull away for a 35-3 victory...
Westran ace sends Kelly to tough 1-0 loss in nine innings (10/21/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Something had to give Friday as Kelly matched its high-powered offense against Westran's stellar pitching in the Class 2 semifinals at the Rainbow Softball Complex. Westran (26-3) starter Megan Summers had allowed just three earned runs in 118 innings, while Kelly entered with a .377 team batting average, the highest among the four remaining Class 2 schools...
Eureka tops Jackson with quick strikes (10/21/06)
Eureka scored 17 points during a span of about 3 minutes in the third quarter Friday night as the host Wildcats rallied past Jackson 30-22 in the Class 5 District 1 opener. Jackson (5-3) led 14-13 at halftime, but Eureka went ahead for good on a short field goal with about 7 minutes left in the third quarter. It was Eureka's first lead of the game...
Ford, Pingel exit shortly after upset bid unravels (10/21/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Central junior Lindsey Pingel had an immediate and quick response when she saw the draw for the doubles bracket at the Class 2 state tennis tournament. "Dang it!" Pingel said when she saw that she and doubles partner Sarah Ford drew St. Joseph's Academy's Allison Smith and Katie Thome in the opening round...
Struggling preseason favorite pays visit today (10/21/06)
Sure, Eastern Kentucky has been by far the Ohio Valley Conference's most disappointing team. But Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel accurately points out that the Colonels are still the talent-filled squad that was the preseason choice to win the OVC championship...
Redhawks soccer suffers damaging loss (10/21/06)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team saw its hopes of winning the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship end Friday night. Southeast lost 2-0 at Jacksonville State, while Samford clinched its fourth straight OVC regular-season title by beating Eastern Illinois...
Detroit police crack down on ticket scalpers (10/21/06)
DETROIT -- About two dozen people have been arrested for ticket scalping in Detroit since the baseball playoffs began, police say. It's legal to sell tickets above face value through the Tigers' Web site or on out-of-state sites. But under a Detroit city ordinance, it's treated as a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail or a $500 fine...
Rookies will square off in Game 1 for first time in World Series (10/21/06)
DETROIT -- The World Series will have a pair of rookie starters for the first time, with Justin Verlander pitching for the Detroit Tigers and Anthony Reyes going for the St. Louis Cardinals. Reyes, 5-8 with a 5.06 ERA in 17 regular-season starts, will have the fewest wins of any Game 1 starter in World Series history...
Rose unable to complete his second round, but still leads (10/21/06)
Justin Rose was still on the course and still atop the leaderboard when the sun went down Friday. Rose, coming off a 12-under 60 on Thursday, was 17 under through 16 holes when the second round in the Funai Classic at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., was suspended because of darkness. Clubhouse leader Tag Ridings was second, four strokes back after a 66...
Canucks score late, win in overtime (10/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Sami Salo scored with less than a second left in overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Markus Naslund of the Canucks tied the game with a power-play goal with 25 seconds left in regulation...
Cardinals, Tigers meet in World Series for third time (10/21/06)
NEW YORK -- Every thirtysomething years, the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers wind up playing each other in the World Series. If the last two meetings were any indication, this matchup could be a doozy. The Cardinals and Tigers, two of the most traditional franchises in baseball history, split a pair of seven-game classics decades ago. St. Louis' Gas House Gang got the best of Detroit in 1934, and Mickey Lolich pitched the Tigers to a comeback victory against Bob Gibson in 1968...
Church briefs/calendar 10/21 (10/21/06)
Calendar n Scott City First Assembly of God will sponsor a men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Men of all ages are welcome; the meal is free, but donations will be accepted. n Hanover Lutheran Church is celebrating 160 years of worship in October. The Rev. Jeffrey Sippy will deliver the message at 7:45 and 10 a.m. services, with a reception at 9 a.m. in the meeting room. Sippy was the former pastor at Hanover. The Historic Church and School Museum will be open from noon to 2 p.m...
Connecting men with God (10/21/06)
Two years ago about 25 men gathered together for a program called Men's Fraternity, an interdenominational organization that promotes responsibility, leadership and other traits of positive manhood. The program has grown into five separate Men's Fraternity groups throughout the area...
Full of faith, ready for anything (10/21/06)
My co-workers and family may laugh at this, but I'm finding an increasing irritation with disorder. A glass left on the sink, when it should be in the dishwasher. The remains of yesterday's fast-food run left on the dining room table. A candy wrapper dropped on the floor of my vehicle. Papers awaiting review at my desk. The interval between mess-making and mess-clearing is getting shorter and shorter...
Man who owes $181,500 in fraud case wins $47,000 on 'Wheel of Fortune' (10/21/06)
DENVER -- A former television news executive ordered to repay $181,500 in a securities fraud case got some help with the payback: He won $47,000 on the television game show "Wheel of Fortune." Scott Alan McDonald said he would use the TV winnings to repay former co-workers and friends who gave him money to invest -- money prosecutors said he gambled away. He pleaded guilty to felony theft in 2001...
Mary Dennis (10/21/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Mae Dennis, 93, of Chaffee died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Scheeter (10/21/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Richard "Dick" Scheeter, 85, of Chaffee died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements
Robert M. Kinder (10/21/06)
Robert M. "Bob" Kinder, 67, of Burfordville, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
James Williams Jr. (10/21/06)
James F. Williams Jr., 86, of Crump died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home.
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Out of the past 10-21-06 (10/21/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 21, 1981 By a unanimous vote, the Cape Girardeau City Council approves a subsidized taxi system to provide the city's elderly and handicapped with a low-cost transportation service; while it is expected that the system will begin in November, the exact start-up date won't be announced for some time...
What I've learned from my grandparents' values (10/21/06)
My grandparents, William and Gladys Lehne, are today celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. In many of life's milestones, we are asked what we have learned over the years. However, I believe when a marriage has lasted as this one has, it is more important to inquire about that which has been taught to others...
Taste the joy of shared experiences (10/21/06)
By Tony Smee Matt Sanders' recent column regarding his experience at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri dinner takes me back 16 years to a time when I was a recent college graduate working in an executive position with the local office of a not-for-profit organization...
Homecoming 2006 (10/21/06)
Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming festivities go into high gear today with the alumni breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Southeast Alumni Center followed by the parade down Broadway at 9:30 a.m. and the football game against Eastern Kentucky University at 1 p.m...
Help available for those who stutter (10/21/06)
To the editor: International Stuttering Awareness Day is Sunday, and it's a great time to remind readers that there are speech-language pathologists in your area who specialize in helping people who stutter. The not-for-profit Stuttering Foundation can provide a list of local resources. Just call (800) 992-9392. Or visit www.stutteringhelp.org. Click on "Referrals" for a listing of therapists in your state. In addition, our materials are found in 7,917 libraries nationwide...
Arts need more young supporters (10/21/06)
To the editor: Few times in my life have I been as disturbed as when I read Matt Sanders' Oct. 8 column about the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. How can a reporter have so few facts to write such an article? Maybe he felt out of place when he arrived about an hour late to accept a distinguished and deserved award for his employer and left early...
Republicans resort to smear tactics (10/21/06)
To the editor: Beware the Republican smear campaign. Even when times were favorable, many Republican leaders honed smear tactics to perfection while trying to maintain plausible deniability. But they are revealed. Recall the Swift-boat veterans campaigning against genuine Vietnam War hero John Kerry with lies and distortions designed to divert voter attention from the chickenhawks running the White House, Republicans who avoided service themselves but were campaigning to send others to fight in Iraq.. ...
Speak Out 10/21/06 (10/21/06)
Failing schools; School spending; Campaign truth; Stand up to VA
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