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Stories from Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Break in water line disrupts university's telephone service (04/11/07)
Work will continue through the night Wednesday in an effort to restore telephone service on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Southeast officials said three of the four cabinets housing the university's telephone switching equipment were damaged after a water line break on the first floor of Serena Hall early Wednesday morning flooded the telecommunications switch room...
Questions surface about validity of Cairo ballots (04/11/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The mother of Judson Childs, candidate for mayor of Cairo, mailed absentee ballots from Decatur, Ill., for the February primary and next Tuesday's election. Charles Koen Jr. and his wife, India Purchase, cast early votes despite living in Houston, Texas. ...
Victims advocates support domestic violence bill (04/11/07)
Crime victim advocates are hoping proposed legislation will provide greater protection to victims of rape and other sex crimes. A bill that won initial approval by the Senate on Tuesday, would require the state pay for the cost of forensic exams to collect evidence, rather than forcing victims to pay for those costs themselves...
"STOMP" in Cape is unconfirmed (04/11/07)
Potential River Campus patrons excited about the possibility that "STOMP" will be a part of the inaugural season should keep in mind that the performing art event is tentative. On March 28 the Southeast Missourian reported that "STOMP" will make a stop at the River Campus, playing the 900-plus-seat performing arts center there sometime during the 2007-2008 season. On Wednesday an editorial published in the Southeast Missourian also discussed "STOMP" coming to the River Campus...
Central Middle School loses its leaders (04/11/07)
Neither principal Frank Ellis nor assistant principal Debbie Followell will be back next year.
Plant sells first gallons (04/11/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The first batch of B100 biodiesel made by Global Fuels was scheduled to be pumped into a truck Tuesday. But when the truck from Bootheel Petroleum Co. arrived, some rewiring remained to be done in the plant's fuel line. Engineers put in a full day of equipment testing at the plant on County Road 731 just east of Dexter Tuesday to make the final adjustments necessary for Global Fuels' 200,000-gallon storage tanks to begin pumping out biodiesel fuel made from soybeans...
Remembering fallen heroes (04/11/07)
When Cape Girardeau decided to widen Broadway last year, former Marine Ron Wilson saw it as an opportunity. The move meant the city would replace the walkway around Freedom Corner with new concrete paver stones. Workers would also be moving the curb back 9 feet toward lady liberty...
Alexander County replaces clerk (04/11/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Alexander County commissioners chose a temporary county clerk Tuesday with only a week to go before an election that will select a new Cairo mayor and city council. The decision, made by two commissioners (a third was absent), came as a poll watcher and some candidates are raising questions about the legitimacy of absentee and early voting in the contests...
3 charged in drug bust have several convictions (04/11/07)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Three Scott City men arrested Saturday night after a monthlong narcotics investigation have several prior convictions for drug-related offenses. Keith Estes, 37, is charged with three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $25,000. If convicted, Estes faces up to 21 years in prison and 2 years in jail...
Medicine Shoppe in full service following break-in (04/11/07)
The Medicine Shoppe, 864 N. Kingshighway, is open and in full service after a significant drug theft early Saturday. Co-owner Jim Crain said Tuesday the break-in and theft didn't affect the store's customer service. The front glass door, which police say was smashed by the thieves, has already been replaced and the pharmacy can fulfill prescription orders...
Surveillance video captures Medicine Shoppe drug thiefs (04/11/07)
Police are still searching for two men who broke into the Medicine Shoppe, 864 N. Kingshighway, Saturday and stole thousands of dollars of the pharmacy's drugs.
Arts council representatives to visit Cape on statewide 'listening tour' (04/11/07)
Southeast Missourian The Missouri Arts Council will send representatives to Cape Girardeau later this month as part of its statewide "listening tour." The event will start at 5 p.m. April 27, with a short public meet and greet with representatives of the MAC. The listening tour session will start at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the MAC strategic plan for the arts in Missouri...
Court briefs 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Man pleads guilty to making terror threat Two Jackson men charged with making a terrorist threat appeared in Cape Girardeau County circuit court Monday. Police say Duane H. Haffner, 23, and Leotis S. Allen, 21, threatened to bomb the Jackson courthouse in February in an effort to get police to tackle one of them so they could file a lawsuit. ...
Old Town Cape gets national accreditation (04/11/07)
Last week, Old Town Cape announced it received a National Main Street Accreditation at the National Main Streets Conference in Seattle. The National Main Street Program Accreditation is a review process conducted by a representative from the National Trust Main Street Center headquartered in Washington, D.C., to evaluate downtown revitalization organizations...
Cape man injured in car accident (04/11/07)
A 21-year-old Cape Girardeau man was injured in a single-car accident Tuesday afternoon on County Road 607, three miles east of Fruitland, police said. Jordi R. Morris was taken by ambulance to Southeast Missouri Hospital after the 2000 Dodge vehicle he was driving overturned, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report...
SEMO graduate student, poet wins fellowship (04/11/07)
Southeast Missouri State University graduate student Kristi Murray made some noise when she got the news that she had won a $22,000 annual fellowship to a prestigious doctorate program in creative writing at a New York college. "I screamed so loud that my neighbors came downstairs to see if I was OK," she said...
Sheltered Workshop to receive $43,305.25 (04/11/07)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Willard Adams, district planner for the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission, and Jeanne Herbst, executive board member of the Bootheel Solid Waste District, announced that the Cotton Boll Sheltered Workshop at Kennett has been selected to receive grant funding from the Bootheel Solid Waste Management District for $43,305.25. ...
Scott City to hold Friends of the Park Day (04/11/07)
Scott City will hold its annual Friends of the Park Day on April 21. The day will begin in the Scott City pool parking lot at Scott City Park at 9 a.m. Anyone wishing to help clean, plant, paint or volunteer their services is welcome. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call parks department director Phyllis Crump at (573) 264-3411 or city hall at (573) 264-2157...
Club news 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Riverhill Rangers 4-H; New Salem UMW
Senate passes expanded tax breaks for food donors (04/11/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers want to sweeten the incentives for businesses and individuals to donate to food pantries. The Senate passed legislation Tuesday authorizing up to $2 million annually in state income tax credits for food pantry donors. To go to Gov. Matt Blunt, the bill needs only a final vote from the House, which previously passed the bill with strong support...
Construction begins on new Clinton Elks Lodge after collapse (04/11/07)
CLINTON, Mo. -- Residents say the physical recovery from last year's collapse of the Clinton Elks Lodge has begun, but emotional scars left by the death of the club's leader remain. Club members broke ground Monday on a new headquarters for the Elks, at the same site on the town square where the old lodge came down in June, killing Elks leader Tony Komer...
Experiment lets Type I diabetics live without insulin (04/11/07)
CHICAGO -- Thirteen young diabetics in Brazil have ditched their insulin shots and need no other medication thanks to a risky but promising treatment with their own stem cells -- apparently the first time such a feat has been accomplished. Though too early to call it a cure, the procedure has enabled the young people, who have Type I diabetes, to live insulin-free so far, some as long as three years. The treatment involves stem-cell transplants from the patients' own blood...
Energy Department says gasoline prices likely to ease in coming weeks (04/11/07)
WASHINGTON -- Drivers may find gasoline a little cheaper this summer compared to last, despite a 64-cent-a-gallon jump since January. The Energy Department said Tuesday that the recent sharp rise in gasoline costs is likely to slow in the coming weeks with prices averaging $2.81 a gallon over the vacation driving season, about 3 cents lower than last spring and summer...
Team weighs in on storm circling Don Imus over racial comment (04/11/07)
NEW YORK -- Rutgers women's basketball coach urged the nation Tuesday to look closely at the players radio host Don Imus referred to as "nappy-headed hos" and see them for the human beings they are. "These young ladies before you are valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies," coach C. Vivian Stringer told a nationally publicized news conference a day after the uproar over Imus' comments led to a two-week suspension of his show...
Cuomo says student loan corruption widespread (04/11/07)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cozy arrangements between colleges and the companies that lend their students billions of dollars are far more widespread than anticipated, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, even as another college financial aid officer was suspended amid a probe into the $85 billion industry...
Giant yellow Tiffany Diamond goes public at Smithsonian (04/11/07)
WASHINGTON -- Light flashes across the 82 facets of the Tiffany Diamond, highlighting the brilliance of the giant gem at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. One of the world's largest yellow diamonds, the stone is on loan from Tiffany & Co., from Wednesday through Sept. 23. It joins such famed jewels as the Hope Diamond, Hooker Emerald and Oppenheimer Diamond...
NASA pushes space shuttle launch to June (04/11/07)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has pushed back the launch of space shuttle Atlantis until at least early June so that technicians can finish repairing its hail-damaged fuel tank, officials said Tuesday. The new launch date was set for no earlier than June 8 -- a nearly three-month delay for the first shuttle mission of the year...
Gun accidentally discharges at Chicago school (04/11/07)
CHICAGO -- A high school student was passing a handgun to a classmate inside a Chicago classroom Tuesday when it accidentally discharged, striking both in the leg, police said. One boy, Jodale Woodfork, 14, was listed in good condition at John H. Stroger Hospital and was expected to be released Tuesday night, a hospital spokesman said...
Climate shift could cause food, water shortages (04/11/07)
MEXICO CITY -- Rising global temperatures could melt Latin America's glaciers within 15 years, cause food shortages affecting 130 million people across Asia by 2050 and wipe out Africa's wheat crop, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday. The report, written and reviewed by hundreds of scientists, outlined dramatic effects of climate change including rising sea levels, the disappearance of species and intensifying natural disasters. ...
Iran announces giant step in nuclear technology (04/11/07)
VIENNA, Austria -- Is Iran bluffing about the progress of its nuclear program? Experts and some world powers are expressing doubt that the country has been able to assemble the complicated system it needs to enrich uranium -- a potential pathway to nuclear arms...
Suspected terrorists detonate bombs as police surround them (04/11/07)
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Police surrounded a building in Morocco's largest city where four terrorism suspects were holed up Tuesday, forcing three of the men to flee and blow themselves up with explosives. The fourth was shot by police as he was apparently preparing to detonate his bomb...
Jackson baseball routs ND 13-0 (04/11/07)
Jackson starter Logan Lawson held host Notre Dame to just two hits Tuesday in a 13-0 six-inning SEMO Conference rout. The Indians took advantage of six Notre Dame errors to score six unearned runs against Dylan Drury, who lasted just 3 2/3 innings. Drury allowed four walks, four hits, hit three batters and allowed eight runs...
Freshman remains in hospital following scrimmage (04/11/07)
T.J. Walls, a freshman receiver on the Southeast Missouri State University football team, was injured during the team's scrimmage Saturday at Houck Stadium and remains hospitalized as of Tuesday night, Southeast athletic director Don Kaverman confirmed Tuesday...
Redhawks stumble over gloves vs. SIU (04/11/07)
A costly error in the fifth inning resulted in four two-out runs as Southeast Missouri State's two-game winning streak ended Tuesday with a 7-2 nonconference loss to Southern Illinois at Capaha Field. The Salukis (23-9) scored five unearned runs thanks to four Southeast errors. Southeast (21-12) had committed just three errors in its three-game series against Jacksonville State over the weekend...
Benton track re-opens with Friday event (04/11/07)
The Auto Tire and Parts RacePark in Benton will see its first event in nearly three years when the facility hosts racing on Friday night. "The main goal is for racers and fans to come to the track to see extreme dirt track action," said Billy Clayton, a Sikeston resident who along with Kevin Armstrong of Jackson formed Racetrack Promotions earlier this year. "We have renovated the dirt work on the racetrack, and we look forward to presenting many spectacular events throughout the year."...
Daring Cards win in 12 (04/11/07)
PITTSBURGH -- Once the St. Louis Cardinals finally put some runners on, they were able to do something on the bases. Namely, run themselves into a victory in a game they easily could have lost. Much like they did numerous times a season ago en route to winning the World Series...
Watching and healing watches, heals (04/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- In the St. Louis Cardinals' first three wins this season, Ryan Franklin was responsible for eight of the nine outs in the eighth inning. That was supposed to be Josh Kinney's job. Instead, he's at the start of a long rehab trail after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery during spring training...
A vacant throne (04/11/07)
One thing is certain: A new team will skate with the Stanley Cup this year. And it could be a club from the East no one saw coming. For the first time in the modern NHL era, neither finalist from the previous season made it back to the playoffs. So with champion Carolina and Edmonton out of the picture, the 16 remaining teams begin their pursuit of the crown...
Mavericks guaranteed top seed in playoffs (04/11/07)
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks can call themselves the best team in the NBA in 2006-07. "That and a dollar," team owner Mark Cuban said, "leaves you with a dollar." Dallas has won 64 games with five left. Winning them all would tie the team for the second-best record in league history. Even if the Mavs lose them all, they're still guaranteed the most wins in the league this season and the most in team history...
Durant declares for NBA draft (04/11/07)
AUSTIN, Texas -- By the look of his Texas tank top and shorts, Kevin Durant might have fooled someone into thinking he'd changed his mind. Was it a hint he might stay in college? No chance. The kid is leaving for the NBA. Durant, an 18-year-old freshman and The Associated Press Player of the Year, said Tuesday he will leave the Longhorns to enter the June draft, bringing a quick end to what was a short but spectacular college career...
Waltrip faces hit-and-run, reckless driving charge (04/11/07)
SHERRILL'S FORD, N.C. -- Michael Waltrip has been charged with reckless driving and hit-and-run after hitting a telephone pole and rolling his car about a mile away from his home over the weekend. Waltrip, who suffered scratches to his face and cuts on his finger, said he fell asleep at the wheel when he wrecked early Saturday morning...
Abbott, Incaviglia among 11 inductees to Hall (04/11/07)
Jim Abbott forced others to look beyond his disability by pitching his way past all the doubts and skepticism. Despite being born without a right hand, Abbott became an outstanding athlete, an inspiration to everyone who watched him -- and now, a Hall of Famer...
Duke players may find out state's plans this week (04/11/07)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The three men indicted in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case could learn this week whether state prosecutors plan to bring them to trial or drop the charges, a person close to the case said Tuesday. The attorney general's office, which has said for several weeks it was close to completing its investigation since taking the case from the district attorney, has wrapped up the additional interviews, said the person, who spoke on a condition of anonymity because a formal announcement has not been made.. ...
Goodell cracks down on offenders (04/11/07)
NEW YORK -- Roger Goodell cracked down Tuesday on the player misconduct that's plagued his first seven months as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee's Adam "Pacman" Jones for the 2007 season and Cincinnati's Chris Henry for eight games. "It is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right," Goodell said in a statement. "These players and all members of our league have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis."...
Make great food fast, and pretty, too (04/11/07)
NEW YORK -- On one of the first real days of spring in the city, it's already Thanksgiving in the surprisingly small test kitchen for Everyday Food magazine. The room smells of pumpkin and onions, and a half-dozen aproned cooks are gathered around the kitchen island, forks in hand, sampling a potato gratin, the latest entry for the November 2007 issue...
Around your house 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Gardening Things to do this week Wooden clothespins make useful spreaders for training young fruits limbs. Place pins between the trunk and branch to force limbs outward at a 60 degree angle from the trunk. A white interior latex paint may be brushed on the trunks of newly planted fruit trees to prevent sunburn. This will gradually weather off in time. Destroy or prune off webs of eastern tent caterpillars. "B.T." (Dipel) is a safe biological spray. -- www.mobot.org...
Displaced Cajun finds his stride (04/11/07)
Some people just won't stay down. Joseph Mathis, 46, is one of hundreds of thousands of New Orleans natives scattered around the United States since Hurricane Katrina. After losing everything in the storm, he spent 19 months fighting through FEMA's bureaucracy, moving from job to job in Illinois and trying to put his life together...
Designing Keepsakes (04/11/07)
We started the year off by finding new homes for our unwanted or rarely used hobby collection. Now that you've found a place to send your castoffs, let's talk about some ways to show off your keepers. It's important to treasure your collections, but that's no reason to hide them from the world or leave them jumbled in a cabinet. Your favorite things should surround you, giving you comfort and sharing your passion with the folks around you...
Snacks for baseball fans (04/11/07)
Basketball is over and for once, I actually picked the winning team as champion in my bracket. I picked with my heart, though, and it was because my son wanted the Florida Gators to win so badly. My family and I were thrilled with the victory, but now we move on to my favorite time of year -- baseball season. The St. Louis Cardinals and I have a date nearly every night. I turn on the television and often have the game on the radio as well -- I sure don't want to miss anything!...
DNA shows Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicole's daughter (04/11/07)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Larry Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, according to DNA tests, and the late reality TV star's former boyfriend emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home. "I told you so!" Birkhead said as he jubilantly announced the DNA results after the closed hearing. Then he hugged his rival, Howard K. Stern. Smith's lawyer-turned-companion has been caring for baby Dannielynn since her sudden death in February...
Robert Seabaugh (04/11/07)
Robert R. Seabaugh, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 9, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
J.J. Marshall (04/11/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- J.J. Marshall, 39, of Anna, formerly of Granite City, Ill., died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Union County Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at Clyde Choate Mental Health Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the center, with the Rev. Gregory Bittle officiating. Burial will be in Choate Center Cemetery...
Theresa Ott (04/11/07)
Theresa Marie Ott, 80, of Valley Park, Mo., died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at St. Anthony's de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis. She was born in St. Louis, daughter of Charles and Ella Mohrhard Moskop. She married Raymond F. Ott. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jane Ott of Ballwin, Mo., Ellen McAuley of Cape Girardeau; a son, Richard Ott of St. Louis; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
James Saulter (04/11/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James Phillip Saulter, 82, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. He was born May 27, 1924, in Dublin, Texas, son of James Perry and Lillie Mae Ellenberg Saulter. He and Edith Christine Davis were married Oct. 14, 1941, in New Madrid, Mo...
Billy Allison (04/11/07)
ADVANCE, Mo.-- Billy Lee Allison, 78, of Advance died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 22, 1928, at Kennett, Mo., son of Arthur and Pearl Clay Allison. He and Marie Jones were married Dec. 6, 1959, in St. Louis...
Births 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Macke; Stone; Brandy; Smith; Davis; Gross; Dicks; Pulliam; Seyer; Brookmyer; Margrabe
Cape/Jackson fire report 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
n At 11:06 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of South Missouri Avenue. n At 12:06 a.m., box alarm at 25 Village Drive. n At 6:10 a.m., alarm sounding in the 1100 block of North Kingshighway. n At 10:31 a.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South West End Boulevard...
Cape/Jackson police report 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Arrests; Theft
Out of the past 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church hosts an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast; other churches holding sunrise services include New Salem United Methodist, Trinity Lutheran at Egypt Mills and Hobbs Chapel United Methodist. Easter services for Trinity Lutheran Church of Cape Girardeau, under the direction of the Rev. ...
Correction (04/11/07)
This and that: Hogan's record, ND musical, climate alarmists (04/11/07)
Congratulations to Mark Hogan, Southeast Missouri State University baseball coach, upon becoming the winningest baseball coach in the school's history. His mentor and coach (a few years earlier) was also my high school baseball and basketball coach and mentor. Coach "Tiger" Uhls also taught me how to play the harmonica and deal with normal teen issues of leadership...
Performing arts lineup (04/11/07)
The list of musical, dance and theatrical performances scheduled for the first season at Southeast Missouri State University's new River Campus continues to grow. Newest on the list is STOMP, a percussion group that uses everyday items to make uncommon sounds...
Speak Out 4/11/07 (04/11/07)
Park rights; Sikeston voting; No tax benefits; Cold reception; Investigator's pay; Take your trash; Ignoring warnings; Political advantage; Use current data; Go Boom; Not too bright; Prisoner attention; Utility profit; Source of dollars
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