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Stories from Saturday, June 9, 2007

Scenes filmed in Cape will appear in movie 'Killshot' (06/09/07)
"Killshot" director John Madden has confirmed scenes of Cape Girardeau are still in the movie. "The key shots ... are there: an establishing shot from the top of the courthouse steps, a shot of Carmen looking out at the Mississippi, her car going over the bridge, the Cape Barge and Drydocks quayside, Wayne standing on top of the barge going upriver at twilight, etc. ...
NARS in place at old Sears building (06/09/07)
National Asset Recovery Services Inc. announced Friday the completion of the transition from the company's temporary facility at Auburn Park Place to its permanent location in the Town Plaza shopping center in Cape Girardeau. "This is officially the last time we'll call it the old Sears building. It's the new NARS campus," said president and CEO Chris Buehrle. "I want this to be a landmark. I want people to say, 'Go to the NARS building and take a left.'"...
'Sisters for Life' end trek across state in Cape (06/09/07)
Seven women ended their walk across Missouri to raise money for cancer research Saturday morning at the Mississippi River floodgate on Broadway. However, raising money was not their only goal. Carrie Pendley, 48, of Frankclay, Mo., has beaten cancer on three occasions. After she turned back breast, ovarian and brain-stem cancer, her close friends and family decided it was time to do something to celebrate...
Navy responds to sailor's claims (06/09/07)
The U.S. Navy replied Friday to some of the issues raised by Seaman Justin Burns in his letter explaining his decision to leave the Norfolk, Va., naval base, but left many answers incomplete because of rules governing privacy. And representatives of a company responsible for administering military health insurance contacted the Southeast Missourian offering to help Burns navigate their program to settle $13,000 in medical debts...
Cape Girardeau police investigating possible rape (06/09/07)
A 31-year-old woman reported being forcibly taken early Friday from the streets of downtown Cape Girardeau to a secluded location in the northeast part of the city where she was raped, police spokesman Sgt. Barry Hovis said. Police are looking skeptically at the report, however, because of problems with the woman's statement, Hovis said...
'Going Public' to focus on Ozarks history (06/09/07)
The history and colorful stories of the Bunker, Mo., area will be featured Sunday in an interview with retired educator Dean Burns on the "Going Public" radio show. Burns researched and wrote a history of his Ozarks area hometown called "Voices from Bunker and Extended Communities."...
Group fighting drinking parties (06/09/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The actions of a Sikeston couple who hosted a high school graduation party that police say involved underage drinking reflect a widespread attitude among parents that it's OK to hold such parties, a leader of a drug-free coalition says...
Eight cases of child nonsupport filed recently in Scott County (06/09/07)
The Missouri Department of Social Services has referred 22,689 cases of child nonsupport to county prosecutors since Jan 1. Eight of them were recently filed in Scott County, part of 334 that have been referred in the past six months. Cape Girardeau County has received 140 of the cases in the same time period, according to department statistics...
Cancer walk across Missouri ends today (06/09/07)
Seven women walking across Missouri to raise money for cancer research end their 450-mile journey at the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau today. Carrie Pendley, Cathy Phipps, Rhoda Netherton, Tammy Myers and Sarah Myers, Kim Kinnard and Debbie Loewe will leave the Pear Tree Inn on William Street at 8 a.m., joined by a police escort, and proceed down Farrar Drive. ...
Working through the heat (06/09/07)
The closest I've ever come to being in a fire was jumping over celebratory blazes on the streets of Chapel Hill, N.C., after my university won the 2005 national basketball championship. That was, of course, until Friday, when I attended the Cape Girardeau Fire Department Media Day...
Teacher charged with having child porn on computer (06/09/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield middle school teacher and Boy Scout troop leader was charged Friday with possession of child pornography after a computer repair shop alerted police to images on a hard drive. Greene County prosecutors charged Gary Rademacher, 53, with 10 felony counts of possessing pornographic pictures and films of boys younger than 14. Rademacher is a former Springfield elementary school principal and now an eighth-grade history teacher, they said...
Ceremony remembers slaves who perished crossing the Atlantic (06/09/07)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Offerings of water, honey and rum will be poured along the shores of South Carolina and New York on Saturday, honoring the millions of Africans who died crossing the Atlantic during the slave trade. Middle Passage Remembrance Day, held on the second Saturday in June, recalls those whose graves are marked only by unbroken waves...
Archbishop has record of publicly scolding dissenters (06/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- In his three years as St. Louis archbishop, the Most Rev. Raymond Burke has taken on a presidential contender, a pop star, Missouri politicians and even parishioners. American bishops regularly speak against public policies that run contrary to Roman Catholic teaching, but Burke stands out for his hard line on those who oppose church teachings, no matter how high-profile or popular they are...
Thompson, Giuliani make St. Louis-area appearances (06/09/07)
FRONTENAC, Mo. -- It's 17 months before the 2008 election, and presidential candidates are already beating a path to Missouri. Two Republican candidates were in the St. Louis area Friday. Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson spoke at a forum on Medicaid at the Washington University School of Medicine...
Mo. attorney general seeks execution dates for 10 inmates (06/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Four days after a federal appeals court ruling opened the way for restarting executions in Missouri, Attorney General Jay Nixon on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for 10 condemned inmates -- more than one-fifth of all inmates on death row in the state...
Atlantis blasts off without problem (06/09/07)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A patched-up Atlantis blasted off with seven astronauts Friday on the first space shuttle flight of 2007, putting NASA back on track after a run of bad luck and scandal that included a damaging hailstorm and a lurid love triangle...
Glitch causes severe flight delays (06/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- A cascading computer failure in the nation's air-traffic control system caused severe flight delays and some cancellations along the East Coast Friday. A computer system in Atlanta that processes pilots' flights plans and sends them to air-traffic controllers failed late Thursday or early Friday, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Diane Spitaliere said...
Sobbing Paris Hilton ordered back to jail (06/09/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Paris Hilton was sent screaming and crying back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her sentence behind bars rather than in the comfort of her Hollywood Hills home. "It's not right!" shouted Hilton, who violated her probation in a reckless driving case. "Mom!" she cried out...
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairmanto be replaced by naval officer (06/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration sidelined Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Friday, announcing plans to replace him as the nation's top military officer rather than reappoint him and risk a Senate confirmation struggle focusing on the Iraq war...
Town takes down 'Stonefridge' sculpture (06/09/07)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Goodbye, Stonefridge. Or Fridgehenge, if you prefer. A sculpture of more than 100 old refrigerators, stacked and arranged like England's Stonehenge, was removed by the city last week. Strong wind had toppled much of the 80-foot-high, graffiti-covered structure, and city and state officials found that it had become a health and safety hazard...
Capahas latch on to win No. 7 (06/09/07)
The Plaza Tire Capahas passed their first major test of the young season with high marks Friday. On a night that featured Plaza Tire's biggest crowd so far -- thanks partly to about 50 area cub scouts and their parents who were in attendance -- the Capahas held off the visiting Waterloo (Ill.) Buds 6-3...
Kelso Fastpitch advances with win (06/09/07)
KELSO -- Blake Essner knew that fast-pitch softball would be a calling for him. "I grew up in Kelso," Essner said. "I've probably been here every year since I was a baby." The Kelso Klassic Fastpitch Softball Tournament is that kind of event. Kelso Fastpitch coach Larry Essner said, "It's just like a big picnic."...
A lasting love (06/09/07)
Sherry Williams of Fruitland is here today because Tim and Kathy Lee aren't the "love 'em and leave 'em" types. Williams began using drugs and drinking when she was 12. Before that she was a straight-A student, the daughter of a Chaffee, Mo., police officer. When she was 12, her family moved to Cape Girardeau where she fell in with the wrong crowd...
Briefly (06/09/07)
Briefly Vacation Bible schools begin in area n Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and Jackson's First Baptist Church will offer "Game Day Central: Where Heroes are Made" at their vacation Bible school sessions. Bethany's annual vacation Bible school will be held this year from 6 p.m. ...
Get some rest (06/09/07)
Did you ever think taking a nap could honor God? Most of us believe that if we want to honor God with our lives we have to do something painful or give up something huge. Ingrained into our thinking is the idea that God wants to make our lives full of drudgery so he is only honored by some great sacrifice. While God is honored when it costs to follow him, Psalm 4 tells us that he is also honored by sleep...
Live life (06/09/07)
How often do we hear "Why bother? What's here today will be gone tomorrow anyway!" Opinions such as these are often referenced to the Book of Ecclesiastes. It's a book people love or hate. I, too, felt depressed and discouraged after first reading it. However, I gained fresh perspective after I understood its ultimate implication...
Peace Institute will begin building on National Mall (06/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- If the Pentagon and monuments to combat are the capital's symbols for war, a glowing structure topped with dovelike wings will be Washington's symbol for peace. A massive facility to be built on a corner of the National Mall near the Potomac River will become the new headquarters for the U.S. Institute of Peace. Final designs for the site were approved last week by capital planners, allowing construction to begin later this year...
Harley Eddleman Sr. (06/09/07)
Harley Lee Eddleman Sr., 95, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Kimberly Kurre (06/09/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kimberly Rae Kurre, 39, of Perryville died Friday, June 8, 2007, at her home. She was born March 18, 1968, at Lake Park, Fla., daughter of Frank Musil and Carol Foster. She and Joel Kurre were married Nov. 29, 1994. Kurre worked in customer service at Solar Press. She was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church in Daisy, and a former member of Perryville Elks Ladies Auxiliary...
Suzanne Williams (06/09/07)
Suzanne D. Williams, 67, of Jackson passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir­ar­deau. She was born July 1, 1939, in Pana, Ill., daughter of Stanley "S.I." and Ruth Leighty Hudson. Suzanne was a riverboat cook 13 years for Continental Grain. She was a former Girl Scout leader. She was a follower of the Eckankar faith. She previously attended First Presbyterian Church and New McKendree United Methodist Church...
Delma Huettig (06/09/07)
Delma M. Huettig, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 8, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of August and Amelia (Meyer) Oberbeck. She and Wilbert E. Huettig were married Sept. 10, 1944, in Cape Girardeau. He died Feb. 14, 2004...
Bonnie Ludwig (06/09/07)
Bonnie M. Ludwig, 81, of Jackson died Friday, June 8, 2007, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Ruth Hodges (06/09/07)
Ruth M. Hodges, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Mount Vernon, Ill., daughter of John and Goldie Bell Thompson Wetzer. She and Gleason M. Hodges were married Aug. 31, 1937, in St. Charles, Mo. He died Feb. 23, 1996...
Police report 6/9/07 (06/09/07)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: Arrests; Jackson: Summons; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Fire report 6/9/07 (06/09/07)
n At 4:42 p.m., emergency medical service at 200 Franks Lane. n At 5:35 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1600 block of Henderson Avenue. n At 6:10 p.m., a fire alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 7:53 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 6/9/07 (06/09/07)
By the narrowest of margins, Missouri voters approved a $600 million bond issue yesterday which Gov. Christopher Bond hails as the salvation of the state's economy; turnout in Cape Girardeau County was low for the vote, but the issue passed in the county...
Correction (06/09/07)
Due to a reporter's arithmetic error, the Southeast Missourian on Thursday incorrectly reported the age of a man accused of a violent assault and robbery in Perryville, Mo. David J. Claywell is 28.
Midwifery concerns (06/09/07)
By Dr. Eric G. Morton I read with some angst the article "Midwives, others applaud new law." State Sen. John Loudon of Chesterfield inserted the midwifery provision into a bill that was totally unrelated to the practice of midwifery, which was deceptive on Loudon's part. Midwives have been trying to get a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature for some time, and it was always defeated due to the weakness of the proposed legislation...
Help for autism (06/09/07)
It has taken decades, but the focus on autism is finally beginning to produce more emphasis on early detection and therapy. The numbers speak for themselves: One in 150 children are diagnosed with some form of autism. Many of these children are being helped tremendously because they are receiving professional attention from an early age...
Speak Out 6/9/07 (06/09/07)
Safe partying; Government protection; Saving gasoline; Lexington potholes; Short on candidates; Governing in Iraq; Thanks for help; Leave the change; Best TBY yet; Road-rage passing; Thanks for music; Thanks for TBY; Meaningful column
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