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Stories from Monday, July 9, 2007

Reaction mixed to change in DWI law (07/09/07)
New legislation aimed at closing one of the loopholes that defense attorneys use when trying driving while intoxicated cases has been met with mixed reviews from those in the legal community. The bill, which Gov. Matt Blunt signed July 2, repeals the requirement of the use of alcohol-free antiseptic in cleansing the skin before drawing blood for the purpose of determining intoxication levels...
Enterprise to offer deal for airport travelers (07/09/07)
Competition is on its way for Bootheel Area Rapid Transportation, a local shuttle service that is capitalizing on the commercial flight shut-down at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Enterprise Rent-A-Car will offer another means of transportation to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport toward the end of August at a similar cost of BART's service, according to company officials...
Bike show raises money for Habitat for Humanity (07/09/07)
Larry Sawyers' Harley Davidson has won every contest it's been in, and Sunday's bike show at Texas Roadhouse continued the streak. "It's the chrome," said Lesia Miller, who made the 90-mile trip to Cape Girardeau from Caruthersville, Mo., with Sawyers to show off his 2005 Harley Davidson Road King for the Freedom Fest Motorcycle Show...
Community digest 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Scott Co. genealogical group to meet July 17 The Scott County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. July 17 at Riverside Regional Library in Benton, Mo. David Briggs will present a program about Champ and Bennett Clark, father and son politicians from Missouri who were contemporaries in the Senate. Call (573) 887-4192 for more information...
LFCS WINGS program receives $30,000 grant (07/09/07)
Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Children's Trust Fund, Missouri's foundation for child abuse prevention. Funds will support the work of Women in Need Growing Stronger, or WINGS, a program for pregnant and newly parenting families that encourages healthy and safe relationships as a way to prevent child abuse and neglect...
Crites earns promotion and begins new job (07/09/07)
Mark Crites, a native of Farmington, Mo., has been promoted to the rank of sergeant first class, which offers a new job as readiness noncommissioned officer for the Headquarters Company in Cape Girardeau. ...
Contestants vie for title at district's annual health-care beauty pageant (07/09/07)
The Missouri Health Care Association District V recently held its annual nursing home beauty pageant at Plaza Conference Center. The decor of greenery and flowers as well as six contestants from area nursing homes vying for the title of queen reflected this year's theme, Beauty in Bloom...
Blunt honors Vietnam vets with award program (07/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt announced that Vietnam veterans are now eligible for special recognition through the Missouri Veterans Recognition Program, developed by the Missouri General Assembly, the Missouri Veterans Commission, Missouri National Guard and the governor...
Seeking an economic boost (07/09/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee's downtown is like that found in many other small towns: a place that bustled with commerce during the early part of the 20th century when the Frisco line brought train passengers to and took them from the depot there. Today the picture is much different: a place where the small businesses that remain are interspersed with shops of many kinds that closed their doors long ago...
Easter freeze cost Missouri agriculture at least $400 million (07/09/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- April's spring freeze across Missouri cost state agriculture at least $400 million, according to an estimate by state climatologist Pat Guinan. Guinan, with the University of Missouri Extension Service, said the freeze was unprecedented in 110 years of record keeping...
Missouri bridge repair plan delayed (07/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A plan to repair 800 of the state's worst bridges is being delayed by legal questions, Missouri transportation officials said Monday. The State Highways and Transportation Commission planned to choose a contractor for the bridge program at its meeting next week. Instead, the decision has been delayed until the fall in hopes of finding a solution to bidders' concerns about the size of a required performance bond...
Springfield thieves target catalytic converters under cars (07/09/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Thieves are increasingly looking under cars instead of breaking into them, stealing catalytic converters because they contain valuable platinum, Springfield police said. Police spokesman Grant Story said the department has noticed an increase in converter thefts at businesses with large, open parking lots...
Thief steals car in KC, abandons it after finding child inside (07/09/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A thief abandoned a stolen car after finding a toddler strapped into the vehicle, police said. The child's mother told police she left her 2-year-old child unattended Sunday night when she went inside a Kansas City convenience store to pay for fuel...
Mo. revenue up more than 5 percent in 2007 (07/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State revenues grew 5.2 percent during Missouri's recently concluded fiscal year, due largely to a strong increase in individual income tax collections. Net general revenues topped $7.7 billion during the 2007 fiscal year, which ended June 30, State Treasurer Sarah Steelman's office said...
Man, teen killed in ATV crash near Carthage (07/09/07)
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) -- Two people are dead after an all-terrain vehicle crashed in southwest Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Richard Parchman of Carthage and 16-year-old Latisha Morgan of Granby were killed at 11:30 p.m. Saturday when their Yamaha ATV missed a curve on Daisy Lane, 3.5 miles north of Carthage...
Stem-cell reports yield little useful information (07/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During roughly the past four decades, American colleges and universities have awarded more than 2 million bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the biological sciences, according to National Science Foundation. If you hold one or more of those degrees, you might be able to understand the following statement describing research done at the University of Missouri:...
Tower to measure wind speeds (07/09/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Measurements obtained from a new weather tower installed at the University of Missouri-Columbia will provide clues about whether the area could produce wind power. The tower is at Sanborn Field, a more than century old agricultural research area with a long history of weather data collection. ...
No decision on Illinois electric rate relief (07/09/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In February, Ellie Dorchincez was fighting mad about her soaring electric rates. In July, she's fighting her growing frustration over the lack of response by state officials. Dorchincez, who owns a small grocery store in Benton, says she and many others in Southern Illinois -- where many saw electric bills more than double when a 10-year rate freeze ended in January -- still hope for some help from lawmakers...
Verizon copper cutoff traps customers and hampers rivals (07/09/07)
PHILADELPHIA -- When Henry Powderly II ordered Verizon Communications Inc.'s FiOS fiber-optic service, he knew he was about to be connected to the future of telecommunications. He also got unplugged from its past. Which meant that while Powderly was gaining features, he was losing some telecommunications options...
Environmental risks keep 'mothball fleets' of retired U.S. warships at anchor (07/09/07)
BENICIA, Calif. -- From afar, the ghostly warships recall a fierce phalanx ready for battle. A closer look, though, shows the rust and rot of ships unfit for duty or even dismantling, a quandary that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars and could cause environmental misery that will cost millions more...
Little progress in federal case alleging mob control of docks (07/09/07)
NEW YORK -- Two years ago, federal prosecutors boldly proclaimed a civil racketeering lawsuit against the mighty International Longshoremen's Union that would "once and for all" shatter suspected mob control on the nation's docks. Today, the start of the trial -- much less the end of any ostensible corruption -- is still nowhere in sight...
Workers search for missing rafter as weather improves in Texas (07/09/07)
DALLAS -- A few showers returned to parts of waterlogged Texas on Sunday as divers resumed searching the swollen Trinity River for a man missing since his raft capsized. Teams on the Trinity had shifted their work from a rescue mission to a search for the body of the 26-year-old man, Fort Worth fire department spokesman Kent Worley said...
Pastor objects to bidet billboards set to go next to Times Square church (07/09/07)
NEW YORK -- A bidet company's advertising plans in Times Square are too cheeky for the pastor of a nearby church. The Rev. Neil Rhodes, pastor of the interdenominational Times Square Church, is asking a state court to block a billboard company from posting huge ads that feature naked buttocks with smiley faces on them. The display is to go up on two sides of the Broadway building that houses Rhodes' church, its Bible school and day-care center...
Sheehan says she may run against Pelosi (07/09/07)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who galvanized the anti-war movement, said Sunday that she plans to seek House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks...
Arab League, Israel to discuss peace initiative, Hamas (07/09/07)
JERUSALEM -- The 22-country Arab League will send envoys on a historic first mission to Israel this week to discuss a sweeping Arab peace initiative and how it might prop up embattled Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli and Arab diplomats said Sunday...
Scottish Muslims fear retaliation in wake of failed terrorist attacks (07/09/07)
GLASGOW, Scotland -- In the entire row of stores, the only one that was targeted -- the one that still smells of smoke -- is owned by a man of Pakistani descent. Shafiq Ahmed said vandals rammed a car into his "One Stop Shop" convenience store, then set a fire -- an assault disturbingly reminiscent of the attempted terror attack just days earlier on the airport of this gritty Scottish city...
Iraqi politicians ask civilians to arm themselves amid violence (07/09/07)
BAGHDAD -- Prominent Shiite and Sunni politicians called on Iraqi civilians to take up arms to defend themselves after a weekend of violence that claimed more than 220 lives, including 60 who died Sunday in a surge of bombings and shootings around Baghdad...
Scott County Central seeking new AD, basketball coach (07/09/07)
Toby Carrig ~ Southeast Missourian An employee in the administrative offices at Scott County Central School District said Monday that the district is seeking an athletic director, a boys basketball and a track coach to fill the positions held last year by David Heeb...
Strong pitching, potent offense carry Plaza Tire to win No. 20 (07/09/07)
When the St. Louis Printers played in Cape Girardeau on June 9, they were outscored by the Plaza Tire Capahas 14-1 during a doubleheader. Things were not even that close Sunday as the Capahas blistered the Printers 17-3 and 8-1. Once again feasting on an overmatched pitching staff, the Capahas banged out 25 hits as they improved to 20-4...
Johnson emerges as a force in the lineup (07/09/07)
Area sports fans likely remember Cory Johnson as the sharp-shooting guard on the 1998-99 Southeast Missouri State basketball team that just missed making the NCAA tournament. Another Johnson is having a nice season of his own -- in a different sport -- this summer...
Area sports digest 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Scott County wins Paragould tournament The Scott County American Legion baseball team defeated Jonesboro 11-7 to win the Paragould tournament Sunday. Scott County beat Paragould 8-6 to reach the title game. The team hit seven home runs in the weekend's four games...
Pujols to take cuts (07/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The irony of being in a career-worst power slump when he was persuaded to participate in tonight's Home Run Derby was lost on Albert Pujols. Pujols and Alex Rios of the Toronto Blue Jays were the final two participants added to the field, Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said Sunday. The Derby will be held in San Francisco, site of Tuesday's All-Star game...
Duncan powers Cardinals to win (07/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Barry Bonds' chase of Hank Aaron is now on a four-day hiatus. The All-Star break might be coming at a better time for San Francisco's other star Barry -- struggling left-hander Barry Zito. Bonds went 0-for-3 in his final game of the first half and remained at 751 home runs. Chris Duncan drove in three runs for St. Louis and the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep with a 7-0 victory Sunday over the San Francisco Giants...
Federer wins his fifth straight Wimbledon title (07/09/07)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Locked in the toughest test of his Wimbledon reign, against his only real rival in today's game, Roger Federer summoned the strokes and resolve that allow him to chase records set by the greats of yesteryear. And after Federer finally overcame Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic Sunday to win his fifth consecutive championship at the All England Club and 11th Grand Slam title overall, tying Bjorn Borg on both counts, guess who was waiting to greet him in a hallway off Centre Court?. ...
Wells to return to rotation (07/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Kip Wells, a bust as a starter earlier this year, will get another chance for the St. Louis Cardinals the first game after the All-Star break. Wells' 3-11 record and 5.92 ERA remain unsightly, but the right-hander lowered his ERA more than a point and picked up a victory after being sent to the bullpen in mid-June. In four appearances and a spot start, he allowed only two runs in 16 innings...
New center offers business atmosphere (07/09/07)
The digital age has overturned normal working relationships, allowing people engaged in sales, information technology and investing to often work from home. But sometimes bringing clients into a residence where they step on Elmo dolls and hear the dishwasher running doesn't leave a professional impression...
Toys transform into movie magic with $67.6 million debut (07/09/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The shape-shifting robots of "Transformers" have taken on a new form: Huge piles of cash. The sci-fi saga "Transformers," DreamWorks and Paramount's big-screen take on the Hasbro toys, debuted with $67.6 million in ticket sales in its first weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gave it $152.5 million since opening with preview screenings July 2...
Memo 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Cape firm wins insurance distinction The Daniel & Henry Co. in Cape Girardeau won recognition from Hawkeye-Security Insurance for meeting sales, growth and loss ratio goals with the presentation of the 2006 Chairman's Award. Led by Rob Johnson, the Daniel & Henry Co. provides comprehensive risk management services for businesses in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois...
People on the move 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Jackson man steps down from board; Treatment center names employee of year; Benton rep becomes rookie of month
Framer's farewell (07/09/07)
A fixture on Main Street for more than 25 years will likely close its doors sometime in the fall. S. Gregg Gallery, where Steve Gregg has built a business on framing, original art, prints and antique maps, will move to support a new career for his wife, Diane...
Bertha Smith (07/09/07)
Bertha I. Smith, 79, of Jackson died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Nashville, Tenn., daughter of John L. and Martha Annie Murphy Appelby. Smith worked at Barrett Ward Printing Co. in Nashville, Tenn., for more than 20 years. She later moved to Florida and then in May 2005 moved to Jackson...
Annalee Tinnin (07/09/07)
Annalee Tinnin, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Norman Hann Sr. (07/09/07)
Norman R. Hann Sr., 72, of Dexter, Mo., died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 15, 1934, in Jasper County, Ill., son of Esther A. Michl Hann and the late Bernard Hann. He and Susan Harrison were married March 15, 2000, in Bloomfield, Mo...
David Noah (07/09/07)
David Noah, 50, of Cape Gir­ardeau died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Cape/Jackson police report 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrest; Assault; Theft; Property damage; Jackson: Arrests; Assault; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Cape fire report 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department n At 10:11 p.m., a gas leak at 2524 S. Sprigg St. n At 4:24 a.m., an emergency medical service call in the 500 block of South Hanover Street. n At 7:15 a.m., an emergency medical service call in the 200 block of South Middle Street...
Out of the past 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Drury Construction Co. of Cape Girar­deau has been awarded a contract for construction of a war memorial at the Cape County Farm Park; plans call for construction of a memorial featuring an 80-foot bronze flagpole and installation of a sprinkler system in the planter at the base of the memorial...
Esicar's (07/09/07)
The announcement that Esicar's Old Hickory Smokehouse will close in September provokes nostalgia and sadness among Cape Girardeau's meat connoisseurs. The business has been a Cape Girardeau institution for nearly three-fourths of a century. An Esicar's ham or slab of bacon has been a prized Christmas gift for generations...
Speak Out 7/9/07 (07/09/07)
Hybrid horsepower; Whither "Sicko?"; Porous borders; Children as weapons; Improving greens; Above average; Counting the ways; Fair share; Fairness to Bush; Extra horses; Missing something; Lawlessness; Crime or memory lapse?; Cut the grass; Poor example; Replace tags; Free passes; CR 630; Nature films
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