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Stories from Thursday, July 12, 2007

AmerenUE to spend $6 million to bury lines in Cape (07/12/07)
A $300 million AmerenUE project to bury major power lines could result in about 6 miles of line being placed underground in Cape Girardeau, a spokesman said Thursday. The project, part of a larger $1 billion, three-year effort to improve reliability, includes just over $6 million to bury lines in Cape Girardeau, company spokesman Tim Fox said. On average, utilities pay about $1 million a mile to convert lines from overhead to underground, he said...
Meeting fails to find agreement on memorials (07/12/07)
A meeting on where to put proposed memorials to veterans and the mothers of fallen soldiers drew about 60 people to the Osage Community Centre over the noon hour Thursday but failed to find a consensus. The VietNow Trail of Tears Chapter wants to put up three stone monolith memorials, a brick walkway called the Octagon of Honor and a life-sized statue representing "Gold Star Mothers" on the lawn of the Common Pleas Courthouse. ...
Scott City cracks down on teen littering (07/12/07)
By MATT SANDERS Southeast Missourian The Scott City government sent out several letters this morning advising parents and teens that the city is about to crack down hard on teens who litter at the caboose parking lot on Main Street. The city government allowed teens to use the lot early this spring as a safe place where they can gather without bothering businesses. However, problems have started to develop with teenagers leaving litter behind every morning, said Scott City Mayor Tim Porch...
Milk prices rising steadily (07/12/07)
As consumers have been dealing with the rising price of gas this summer, the cost of another source of energy is hitting home: milk. According to Gary Lee, vice president of procurement at Prairie Farms Dairy based in Carlinville, Ill., modest price increases have occurred every month this year but the biggest ones have taken place in the past two months...
Cape school board to hold retreat today (07/12/07)
Improving school facilities tops the agenda for the Cape Girardeau school board when it holds its annual retreat today at the country club. School officials are still crafting a facilities plan that would map out future construction, renovation and repair projects...
Technology links doctors to rural areas (07/12/07)
As technology becomes a bigger part of conducting everyday business, from online bill paying to camera phones, some in Missouri are working to make it a common aspect of medical exams as well. The Missouri Telehealth Network began in 1994 and has been growing since. It now has more than 140 sites in 43 counties around the state, particularly in the central counties and in the southeast and southwest corners. It's embraced mostly in rural areas, where doctors are in short supply...
New Potter film opens in Cape (07/12/07)
The latest installment of the Harry Potter movie series opened in Cape Girardeau to excited fans and large crowds Wednesday. "I'm a huge fan, I love Harry Potter pretty much over all," said Daniele Strahan. She doesn't read the books but wouldn't miss a movie. "I've seen them all and own the movies, but this is my first time watching it in the theater," she said. "This one looks awesome from the previews. I know they get better every time."...
Stepping out on faith (07/12/07)
By CALLIE CLARK MILLER Southeast Missourian DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Vegetables don't cry. When Glenda Murray saw her daughter's tears, that was her first thought. In the ICU at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Tiffani Murray was lifeless. Except for the tears that flowed down her cheeks whenever a family member spoke to her. ...
A mosaic of monuments (07/12/07)
When Cape Girarardeau was torn apart by Civil War strife culminating in the four-hour battle waged on what is today part of the Southeast Missouri State University campus, the town secured its place in American war history. More than a dozen memorials honoring the American men and women who served in war have been erected at various locations in the county...
Mother earth (07/12/07)
Wholistic Fair will be held Saturday in Cape Mother Earth's Wholistic Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Girardeau VFW Hall, 1049 North Kings-highway. Attendees can learn about different wellness techniques that promote stress reduction and relaxation, natural health-care items, healthier food choices and items to enhance their surroundings. ...
Scott City trying to keep park pond filled (07/12/07)
The Scott City Park Board is looking for solutions to a low-water problem at the city park pond, but the city's parks director says it's unclear right now exactly what is causing that problem. During dry conditions the pond's level becomes extremely low -- even lower than it would normally be during those dry conditions -- creating something of an eyesore among the park's rolling hills...
Commission tables permit for proposed townhouse development (07/12/07)
Plans to build five two-story townhouses stalled again after Cape Girardeau's planning and zoning commission tabled a special-use permit for Boulder Crest Estates. Wayfield LLC, intends to build five two-story townhouse structures -- 43 units in all -- at the intersection of Boulder Crest Drive and Hunter's Lane, near Kingshighway and Cape Girar-deau County Park South. The land is currently zoned for local commercial use...
Overlook at old bridge nearly done (07/12/07)
The old Mississippi bridge overlook is nearly complete, and city officials will announce plans soon for a dedication ceremony. Viewing binoculars have been placed and all brickwork is complete at the overlook, according to Chuck Martin, executive director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau...
Suspect in shooting at carwash held on charges (07/12/07)
The Jackson teen who is the main suspect in a shooting that took place Tuesday evening at a Jackson carwash spent the night in a detention center and is facing felony charges. The 16-year-old suspect allegedly shot Jeremy Voshage, 17, also of Jackson, three times over what Jackson police chief James Humphreys said appears to have been a love triangle dispute over a girl, although police continue to investigate what led to the shooting...
Ameren announces new investment in Missouri to prevent outages (07/12/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ameren Corp.'s division in Missouri will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to fortify its electric grid nearly one year after two massive storms left more than 500,000 without power for days at a time. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that much of the money, $100 million a year for three years, will be used to bury miles of overhead power lines. ...
UMKC agrees to $1.1 million settlement in sexual harassment suit (07/12/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by two women alleging that the university did nothing in response to complaints about inappropriate sexual behavior by two psychology professors...
Bearden, second-ranking Mo. House member, resigns (07/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The No. 2 ranking official in the Missouri House is resigning. Republican Rep. Carl Bearden, of St. Charles, says he is leaving the Legislature for a job in the private sector. Bearden has served in the House since 2001. He spent two years as chairman of the House Budget Committee, and has served since 2005 as House speaker pro tem...
Gov. Blunt signs domestic violence bill (07/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Women who suffer domestic abuse or have been the victim of sex crimes will get more protections from the state under a bill Gov. Matt Blunt signed Thursday. The measure makes secret the identities of victims of sexual or domestic assault, stalking or forcible rape in otherwise public court records. The bill also increases the penalty for repeat offenses of first-degree domestic assault...
Circuit attorney's report defends execution of Missouri inmate (07/12/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri did not execute an innocent man when Larry Griffin was put to death in 1995, a report by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office says. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that the two-year investigation determined that Griffin was likely the man who killed 19-year-old Quintin Moss in 1980. Prosecutors cited even stronger information from a witness who disappeared after the shooting...
Tow truck driver will proceed with suit in Hancock death (07/12/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A lawyer representing the tow truck driver involved in the fatal crash of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock said Thursday he will file a counter suit against the estate of the late Cardinals pitcher. Robert Pedroli had given the Hancocks 21 days to dismiss the lawsuit that claims his client, tow truck driver Jacob Hargrove, and others were liable for Hancock's death...
Nixon launches Web site for consumer complaints (07/12/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Attorney General Jay Nixon announced a new Web site Thursday that will let consumers investigate complaints lodged against Missouri businesses. The site compiles more than 100,000 consumer complaints filed since Jan. 1, 2004, with Nixon's office. Nixon said it will be an easy way for customers to find out more about a company before they do business with it...
Rains swell state's lakes (07/12/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri reservoir lakes are brimming with flood waters from heavy June rains, a change from drought levels last summer but also a potential hazard for boaters due to debris. Tammy Gilmore, natural resource manager at Truman Lake, is warning people against water skiing or zipping around on personal watercraft...
More than 880 pounds of cocaine seized in Illinois (07/12/07)
JOLIET, Ill. -- Will County authorities arrested two men after finding more than 880 pounds of pure cocaine that was packaged to look like boxes of meat. That amount of cocaine could be worth $80 to $120 million, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said...
Military documents left unprotected online (07/12/07)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The military calls it "need-to-know" information that would pose a direct threat to U.S. troops if it were to fall into the hands of terrorists. It's material so sensitive that officials refused to release the documents when asked...
Lady Bird Johnson dead at age 94 (07/12/07)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94. Johnson, who suffered a stroke in 2002 that affected her ability to speak, returned home late last month after a week at Seton Medical Center, where she'd been admitted for a low-grade fever...
Bush orders former counsel to defy House committee's subpoena (07/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush ordered former Counsel Harriet Miers to defy a congressional subpoena and refuse to testify about the firings of federal prosecutors, even as a second former aide revealed new details Wednesday about White House involvement in the dismissals...
At least 106 dead at Pakistan's Red Mosque (07/12/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Commandos cleared the warrenlike Red Mosque complex of rebel fighters Wednesday, ending a fierce eight-day siege and street battles that left more than 100 dead. Hours later, deputy al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called for Pakistani Muslims to wage holy war against the government of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in retaliation for the assault on the mosque...
All-region baseball team on Semoball.com (07/12/07)
The Semoball.com Web site has selected a 15-player all-region baseball team from the circulation areas of the Southeast Missourian, the Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, the Sikeston Standard Democrat and the Daily Dunklin Democrat. Included from the Missourian coverage area are Tyler Beardslee of Oran, Mark Himmelberg of Notre Dame, Brad LaBruyere and Blake Slattery of Cape Central, Rex Meyr of Jackson and Ryan Modglin of Scott City...
Moses leans on former rivals in Scott County's 10-2 win (07/12/07)
CHAFFEE -- During his high school baseball career, Trenton Moses enjoyed nothing more than taking his best shot at Oran, Advance's nemesis. During the American Legion season, Moses suddenly finds himself surrounded by Eagles. And it might be just the thing that helps him and the Scott County Post 369 squad enjoy a second straight District 14 championship...
Southeast Missouri State recruit went 4-for-4 to end his slump (07/12/07)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team got off to a fast start Wednesday night. So did Matt Hester. That was good news on both counts for Cape, which routed Jackson 12-2 in a District 14 game stopped after 4 1/2 innings by the 10-run mercy rule...
Area digest (07/12/07)
Southeast adds another football recruit The Southeast Missouri State football team added another recruit for this season. Daryl Gist, a wide receiver who played at Mesa Community College in San Diego, Calif., will be a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility remaining...
Capahas suffer 10-inning defeat (07/12/07)
The Plaza Tire Capahas suffered a 3-2, 10-inning loss Wednesday night to the host Waterloo (Ill.) Buds. But fill-in pitcher Cory Johnson gave the Capahas quite a performance. With the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional beginning Friday in Cape Girardeau, Plaza Tire manager Jess Bolen did not want any of his hurlers to work very long against Waterloo...
He just keeps giving (07/12/07)
An hour and a half strapped to a chair would leave most people grumpy, or at least bored. But Steve Morse stayed energetic and talkative Tuesday as a needle slid into his arm and every drop of blood in his body filtered through a machine that separated about two pints of platelets out of his blood. Morse wasn't nervous; this was the 300th time he'd been in the donor chair to give blood, plasma or platelets...
All the summer mornings (07/12/07)
July 12, 2007 Dear Julie, In photos taken when I was 3 or 4 I'm sometimes dressed in cowboy boots, holstered cap pistols on my hips, a real buckeroo. I was crazy about cowboys. They were the good guys. I'm more partial to the Indians these days...
'Cops,' an unlikely TV institution, prepares to begin its 20th season (07/12/07)
NEW YORK -- When discussing his series, "Cops" mastermind John Langley can't help mentioning a few of its 700-plus episodes. Like the one where an overweight woman lunged at an officer with a butcher knife. "She falls down and the knife goes all the way in her gut! I mean, to the hilt! And she lived!" He's clearly still amazed...
Jayden Eubanks (07/12/07)
GORHAM, Ill. -- Jayden Lee Eubanks, 5, of Gorham died Monday, July 9, 2007, in an automobile accident near Murphysboro, Ill. He was born June 21, 2002, at Carbondale, Ill., son of Sarah E. Haynes. Survivors include his parents, Sarah and Sergio Castaneda; a brother, Sergio Castaneda, a sister, Alicia Castaneda, both of Gorham; maternal grandparents, Steve Haynes of Anna, Ill., Sandra and Wade Lingle of Jonesboro, Ill.; and maternal great-grandmother, Bonnie Haynes of Anna...
Grover Corbin Jr. (07/12/07)
Grover Cleveland Corbin Jr., 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Greenbrier, Mo., son of Grover Cleveland and Ruth Bleckledge Corbin Sr. He and Mary Ann Corbin were married Dec. 5, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. She died Jan. 9, 1995...
Eugene Abel (07/12/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eugene R. Abel, 57, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 16, 1949, in Perry County, Mo., son of Gerald and Mary Eiman Abel. He and Uputuu "Sukie" Pouafe were married April 26, 1980...
Oscar Salas (07/12/07)
Oscar L. Salas, 24, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at his home. He was born June 22, 1983, in Irvine, Calif., son of Ernesto G. and Lanette Lawrence Salas. Salas was a bricklayer. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his mother of Cape Girardeau; his father of Santa Ana, Calif.; three brothers, Jesus Salas of Cape Girardeau, Mario Salas of Philadelphia, Ceasar Salas of El Paso, Texas; and a sister, Jessica Salas of Cape Girardeau...
Gene Curtis (07/12/07)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Gene Curtis, 69, of Matthews died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 28, 1937, at Matthews, son of Alvin R. and Ollie Elizabeth Winters Curtis. He and Barbara I. Miller were married Oct. 24, 1974, at Matthews...
Bobby West (07/12/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Bobby E. West, 78, of Anna died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. He was born Feb. 21, 1929, son of John and Irene Boyer West. He married Shirley Hileman. West owned and operated West DX and then West Sunoco, had a U-Haul dealership 35 years, and was the representative for AAA Towing Service 30 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge...
Arnold Jarnot Sr. (07/12/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Arnold B. Jarnot Sr., 69, of Perryville died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 17, 1938, in Mittweida, Germany, son of Gertrude Rau Simon. He and Jeanette "Darlene" Fisher were married Aug. 22, 1987...
Billie Alford (07/12/07)
VIENNA, Ill. -- Billie Lee Alford, 78, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at 11:13 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Ill. He was born May 4, 1929, in the Forman community in Johnson County, Ill., son of William Andrew and Frances Lillian Skelton Alford. Billie was united in marriage to Mary Lou Glover in 1976 at her parents' home near Vienna...
Police report 7/12/07 (07/12/07)
Arrests; Summons
Fire report 7/12/07 (07/12/07)
n At 7:58 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of South Pacific Street. n At 8:08 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of South Ellis Street. n At 3:18 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of South Sprigg Street. n At 6:43 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2300 block of Brookwood Drive...
Out of the past 7/12/07 (07/12/07)
For almost two months, since the resignation of assistant city attorney Van Pounds in May, Cape Girardeau has been without full-time legal council; a search for a new city attorney began last winter when city attorney Robert C. Fick left city hall. Despite an early morning fire Saturday in the north wing of the Cape Girar-deau County Jail in Jackson, which resulted in minor damage, County Court Presiding Judge Gene Huckstep says the masonry structure "is rated as practically fireproof;" Saturday's fire apparently started when an inmate's cigarette fell into a trash-filled paper sack.. ...
Correction (07/12/07)
n In Tuesday's story about a proposed tax increase in Cape Girardeau, Mike Keefe, chairman of Cape Girardeau's park and recreation advisory board, should have been quoted as saying the phrase "family aquatic center" is being perceived as a commercial-style water park, but plans call for a small facility. ...
Addressing autism (07/12/07)
By Jason Crowell Throughout Missouri there are more families struggling with autism than with pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. The disorder is the sixth most prevalent disability and the second most common developmental disability in the United States. ...
Tax timing (07/12/07)
Convincing voters to approve a tax increase hinges mostly on need and timing. It is the view of the Cape Girardeau parks advisory board that there is a need for some major improvements to the city's well-used parks. The city also has identified some major storm-water improvements that are needed...
Public dialogue on monuments is important (07/12/07)
To the editor:Jon Rust's piece in Wednesday's paper was well-written and to the point. I think it is important that those who cast dissenting opinions on any subject are allowed to have their say without fear of being labeled. Once someone is labeled, no thought is given as to why someone has a particular view or opinion. The merits of their position are totally ignored in favor of an easier, less intellectual way of debating...
Speak Out 7/12/07 (07/12/07)
Offensive message; Libby factoid; Tame by comparison; Unequal justice; Bottle rockets
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