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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Young Cape racers pass vehicle inspections in Ohio (07/18/07)
Editor's note: This is the second of several stories about a Cape Girardeau sister and brother competing this week in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. April Little is 13, and her brother, Jordan, is 9. By PETER WYLIE Southeast Missourian...
Cape store has new sign, old troubles (07/18/07)
The new sign installed Tuesday in front of Dennis McDonald's mattress store won't eliminate his legal troubles. Although Cape Girardeau city inspector Tim Morgan said McDonald's new sign meets all city requirements, McDonald, cited for improper signage by the city of Cape Girardeau nine times since May 5, 2006, faces back-to-back court dates anyway...
Jackson businesses, city officials talk about development (07/18/07)
Business and city leaders discussed infrastructure needs, flooding problems, electric rates and development Tuesday morning at the inaugural business round table sponsored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. In what both business leaders and city officials expect to become a regular conversation, about two dozen business owners and managers met with Mayor Barbara Lohr and city administrator Jim Roach for about an hour...
Judge: No public notice for teenager's hearing (07/18/07)
The public is welcome at any hearing held to determine whether a Jackson youth accused of shooting another teenager should be tried as an adult, but no public notice will be provided of when such a hearing may be held, Associate Circuit Judge Peter Statler said Tuesday...
Cape, Jackson city bands to perform tonight, Thursday (07/18/07)
The Cape Girardeau and Jackson municipal bands will perform their regular Wednesday and Thursday concerts this week. The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Capaha Park band shell under the direction of Ronald Nall. Special guest conductor will be Steve Schaffner, fiddler and director of the Central High School's orchestra. ...
Jackson woman named Mo. Bus Driver of the Year (07/18/07)
Jackson school bus driver Esther Cook isn't one to brag about herself. But when it comes to the children on bus 34, Cook's boastful side begins to comes out. "These are great kids," said Cook, 68, of Jackson. "Every one of them is special and all they need is someone to look them in their eyes and really pay attention."...
Cape police investigate two weekend robberies (07/18/07)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating two robberies that occurred over the weekend and have arrested one suspect in connection with the first. Though the two crimes are not believed to have been related, they were both strong-arm robberies, meaning they involved the use of force rather than a concealed weapon...
Arraignment postponed for couple charged with supplying alcohol to minors (07/18/07)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The arraignment scheduled Tuesday at the Mississippi County Courthouse for the Sikeston, Mo., couple charged with multiple misdemeanor counts of supplying alcohol to minors has been postponed until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton, Mo...
Correction 7/18/07 (07/18/07)
Former Chaffee Police Chief Martin Keys' name was misspelled in the headline of a story about his resignation in Tuesday's edition.
A practice on hold (07/18/07)
The medical association that filed a lawsuit challenging the language of a new Missouri law decriminalizing the practice of midwifery in the state is "cautiously optimistic" the judge will rule in their favor and strike down the statute. The Missouri State Medical Association filed the lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court, and Judge Patricia Joyce issued a temporary restraining order barring enforcement of the law until the Aug. 2 hearing, keeping the practice of home births illegal for now...
More Missourians getting abortions, but elsewhere (07/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The number of Missourians receiving abortions rose slightly last year, but more women apparently chose to travel out of state for the procedure. Figures released Wednesday by the state Department of Health and Senior Services show 11,833 Missouri residents had abortions in 2006, a 1.8 percent increase over the previous year. But the number of abortions actually performed in Missouri fell 5.3 percent to 7,556 last year...
Plans for new energy college in NW Mo. behind schedule (07/18/07)
TARKIO, Mo. (AP) -- Chad Meek hoped that he could make a difference by helping to find a solution to escalating fuel prices and global warming. His plan -- opening a college focused on curriculum with emphasis on renewable energy -- is taking a bit longer than expected...
Two boys survive hippo encounter at Kansas City Zoo (07/18/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Zoo plans to press charges against two teenage boys who allegedly climbed into the hippo exhibit and threw rocks at the two-ton mammals, zoo officials said. A 14-year-old witness spotted the boys Monday as the hippos were becoming angry and charging. The boys, whose identities were not released, survived the encounter without injuries...
Blunt names St. Louis-area businessman to Conservation Commission (07/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis-area businessman who traces his outdoor interests to childhood fishing trips was appointed Wednesday to the Missouri Conservation Commission. Don Johnson, 60, of Festus, was appointed by Gov. Matt Blunt to a six-year term on the panel that oversees the state Department of Conservation. His service is subject to Senate confirmation...
Elected St. Louis school board vows to continue fight (07/18/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The elected city school board has vowed not to acquiesce to state intervention that last month handed control of the district to an appointed board. The elected board Tuesday night acknowledged that Superintendent Diana Bourisaw is no longer accountable to them and demanded that the chief executive officer of the new board, Rick Sullivan, answer questions about the short- and long-term future of the district, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...
Parole denied for dying Mo. death row inmate (07/18/07)
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri death row inmate dying of throat cancer will apparently spend his final days in prison. The Missouri Probation and Parole Board has denied a request filed by Brian Kinder's doctors that the 47-year-old inmate be released to his family. The board did not explain its decision, which requires that Kinder remain at the Potosi Correctional Center in eastern Missouri...
Relatives were not informed Devlin task force would disband (07/18/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Relatives of two missing boys said they were never notified that a task force looking into a possible link with accused kidnapper Michael Devlin would close its command center, and said they were disappointed with the decision. The task force has spent nearly six months trying to determine if there is a link between Devlin and several cold cases around eastern Missouri. Investigators from several jurisdictions were working at the command center in an effort led by the FBI...
6-year-old boy drowns at Joplin-area water park (07/18/07)
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy has drowned at a water park near Joplin. The Newton County Sheriff's Office said emergency responders were called to the water park, called The Swimmin' Hole, just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Ethan Cory received CPR but was unresponsive. He was taken to a Joplin hospital and declared dead...
State to test new passing design for roads (07/18/07)
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- Hurry up and slow down. Everyone who's ever driven a busy two-lane road knows this frustration:~ The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials calls it a "2+1" road. You wait miles for a break in oncoming traffic to pass a slower vehicle, only to get slowed down again by another caravan of cars and trucks...
Negotiator says electric rate deal nearly done (07/18/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- After a series of false starts, a deal to provide consumers relief from soaring electric rates might be coming soon at the state Capitol. Sen. James Clayborne, a key Democrat negotiator on the issue, said Tuesday an agreement is "very, very close" more than seven months after electricity prices exploded...
Dow crosses 14,000 early but falls short at day's end (07/18/07)
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average swept past 14,000 for the first time Tuesday after a mostly tame inflation reading gave investors reason to extend an extraordinary -- but perhaps questionable -- Wall Street rally. The stock market's best-known indicator crossed 14,000 in the first half-hour of trading though it didn't close above that level; it did, however, manage its fourth record close in as many sessions. ...
Report: Al-Qaida poses heightened threat (07/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida is using its growing strength in Pakistan and Iraq to plot attacks on U.S. soil, heightening the terror threat facing the United States over the next few years, intelligence agencies concluded in a report unveiled Tuesday. At the same time, the intelligence analysts worry that international cooperation against terrorism will be hard to sustain as memories of Sept. 11, 2001, fade and nations' views diverge on what the real threat is...
Dozens of problems found at nuclear plant hit by quake in Japan (07/18/07)
KASHIWAZAKI, Japan -- A long list of problems -- including radiation leaks, burst pipes and fires -- came to light Tuesday at the world's largest nuclear power plant, a day after it was hit by a powerful earthquake. The malfunctions and a delay in reporting them fueled concerns about the safety of Japan's 55 nuclear reactors, which have suffered a string of accidents and cover-ups...
Young Marlins handle Cards (07/18/07)
MIAMI -- Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez was certain Rick Vanden Hurk had accepted his role as a spot starter. But after a strong performance by the young right-hander on short notice Tuesday night, that might not be the case. Hanley Ramirez drove in three runs and Vanden Hurk, recalled from Class AAA Albuquerque on Tuesday morning, pitched five sharp innings as the Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0...
Area digest (07/18/07)
Jackson to playin Pan Am Games Simone Jackson will join Tatiana Conceicao in the Pan American Games, giving the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball program two former players in that competition. Conceicao, who averaged a team-leading 19.4 points per game on the 2005-06 Southeast squad that made the program's first NCAA Division I tournament appearance, is playing for her native Brazil, which is ranked fourth in the world...
Southeast announces inductees for 2007 (07/18/07)
Four individuals and the 1985-86 men's basketball team that finished second in the nation comprise Southeast Missouri State's 2007 Hall of Fame inductees. The university's sixth Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Dec. 7 at the Show Me Center...
Scott County Legion rallies for 11-10 victory (07/18/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Scott County American Legion baseball team has been on an offensive tear for two weeks now. Scott County needed all the offense it could muster Tuesday night to squeeze out a District 14 victory and set up a showdown in Cape Girardeau tonight...
Cape defeats Sikeston 8-4 in district play (07/18/07)
Brooks Osburn belted a grand slam to power the Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball team to an 8-4 road victory Tuesday against Sikeston. Cape improved to 28-13 overall and 6-1 in the district. The scheduled second game was not played...
MLB Brewers' Sheets to miss a month (07/18/07)
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets will miss four to six weeks after an ultrasound Monday revealed a partial tear of the tissue surrounding the tendon in his right middle finger. Sheets left his start Saturday night in the fourth inning after he felt something pop while throwing a 3-2 pitch that Colorado's Todd Helton fouled off. The Brewers placed him on the 15-day disabled list Monday and called up pitcher Grant Balfour to take his place...
Alps trim cyclists in title hunt (07/18/07)
BRIANCON, France -- A favorite to win the Tour de France, Alexandre Vinokourov's title hopes are fading fast. The injured cyclist fell more than eight minutes behind leader Michael Rasmussen in Tuesday's ninth stage, the last of three stages in the Alps...
Dolphins grant wish, release QB Culpepper (07/18/07)
MIAMI -- Daunte Culpepper finally has what he asked the Miami Dolphins for weeks ago, a chance to start over with a new team. Miami released the former Pro Bowl quarterback Tuesday, wrapping up a contentious split between player and team. The move came one day before a breach-of-contract grievance filed by the NFL Players Association on Culpepper's behalf against the Dolphins was scheduled to be heard, and after Miami unsuccessfully tried for weeks to trade the 30-year-old...
Tigers release Grimes in wake of assault charge (07/18/07)
Missouri coach Mike Anderson dismissed starting forward Kalen Grimes on Tuesday, a week after the Tigers' leading rebounder was charged with second-degree felony assault for allegedly hitting a man in the face with the butt end of a loaded shotgun...
Vick faces federal charges (07/18/07)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegal dogfighting. Vick and three others are charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines...
Around your house 7/18/07 (07/18/07)
Kitchen Thanks to California's sunny San Joaquin Valley, which supplies about 60 percent of the nation's peaches, the fuzzy fruits can be found coast to coast April through September. But July and August are their glory season, when heat and sunshine have filled them with sugar. ...
Mexican-style tomato salsa (07/18/07)
6 firm Roma tomatoes 1 large jalapeno chili 1/2 medium white onion 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced 12 large sprigs of cilantro (about 1/3 cup of loosely packed, chopped leaves) Juice from 2 limes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt...
Fried fish in a healthy dish (07/18/07)
Fish tacos are extremely popular in coastal areas of Mexico, and it's no wonder. The local catch of the day is battered, deep fried and served wrapped in corn tortillas along with a variety of salsas, chopped vegetables and crema, a rich Mexican version of sour cream...
Cooking camp recipes satisfy all ages (07/18/07)
Our 10-year-old daughter was in cooking camp all last week at Notre Dame Regional High School. She had a wonderful week, and she had so much fun trying new recipes and making new friends. Everyday was a different theme: Mini Monday, Rise and Shine Tuesday, Pizza Pie Wednesday, Just Desserts Thursday and Finger Food Friday. Each day was packed with at least five recipes for the groups to prepare and eat...
Nielson ratings are 'Bee'-utiful news for beleaguered NBC (07/18/07)
NEW YORK -- Finally, beleaguered NBC has something to sing about. Its premiere of "The Singing Bee" was the last week's most popular television show, with the biggest audience among young viewers of any new summer series in five years, according to Nielsen Media Research...
Diaries echo DiMaggio's shyness (07/18/07)
NEW YORK -- The diary entry is obscure. It befits the famously guarded personality of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, and bears only tantalizing hints about his life as a baseball hero and husband of Marilyn Monroe. April 28, 1989: "Up at 5 a.m. ... Book people felt me out with questions pertaining to baseball. Some part of my private life but not too strong on that. Will not reveal anything in a negative way towards Marilyn -- only books that have come out on her might have not been truthful."...
Richard Kluesner (07/18/07)
Richard D. Kluesner, 37, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jim Russell (07/18/07)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Jim D. Russell, 74, of Mounds died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 27, 1933, in Cairo, Ill., son of Harry and Era Hodges Russell. Russell retired as accountant/comptroller with Cairo Public Utility Commission. He was a former treasurer for city of Cairo. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Cairo, and was a deacon and choir member...
Joseph Koelzer (07/18/07)
Joseph Lonnie Koelzer, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 16, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joseph A. and Beulah W. Bowerman Koelzer. He and Shirley C. Griffith were married July 15, 1950, in Piggott, Ark...
Jessica Cox (07/18/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jessica Ann Cox was stillborn Monday, July 16, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Kenneth August and Pamela Sue Robins Cox of Perryville; two brothers, Christopher and Charles Cox of the home; a sister, Elizabeth Brewer of Tupelo, Miss.; grandparents, Floyd and Joyce Cox Taylor of Perryville, Mary Robins of Marble Hill, Mo.; and great-grandmother, Georgia Spain of Marble Hill...
Shelley Sparks (07/18/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Shelley Ann Sparks, 35, of Marble Hill passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born June 22, 1972, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Dean E. and Sandra K. Thiele Crites. She and Kevin Franklin Sparks were married March 20, 1999...
Travis Crouch (07/18/07)
Travis Abram Crouch, 23, of Aberdeen, Md., died Thursday, July 5, 2007. He was born July 22, 1983, in Midlothian, Va., son of David and Kim Nelson Crouch. Crouch graduated from Harford Technical High School in 2001, with a certificate in machining. He was a CNC machinist with Siemens Inc. of North East, Md...
Millicent Wandrick (07/18/07)
Millicent V. Wandrick, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 16, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 24, 1923, at Whitewater, daughter of Pete and Ruby Snider Pittman. She and Michael Wandrick were married in 1949 in Piggott, Ark...
Gladys West (07/18/07)
GENESEO, Ill. -- Gladys L. West, 83, of Geneseo, Ill., passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Survivors include her husband, LaVerne West; a daughter, Dixine (Rick) Grantham of Jackson and their children, Tyler and Hunter Grantham; two sons, Don (Peggy) West and Duane (Karen) West, both of Geneseo, Ill.; four sisters; three brothers; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews...
Rebecca Cox (07/18/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Rebecca Lynn Cox, 42, of Advance died July 16, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born May 23, 1965, in Advance, daughter of Luther and Erma King Cox. Rebecca had been a certified medical aide. She was baptized at Gravel Hill Church near Bell City, Mo...
Births 7/18/07 (07/18/07)
Patterson; Sterling; Bryant; Frazier; Moss; White
Cape/Jackson police report 7/18/07 (07/18/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrest; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/18/07 (07/18/07)
Cape Girardeau special deputy Bill Stroup, working as a security guard at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau, last night arrested two men who Stoddard County authorities said walked into a tiny Dexter, Mo., tavern that day and sprayed the inside with gunfire, killing four people; the pair offered no resistance...
Correct terminology shows compassion (07/18/07)
By Julia Pewitt Kinder I'm writing in response to Saturday's article on the new Cape Girardeau School District preschool. The article emphasizes that children who "lag" behind will be chosen first for the program. Does the author mean children with developmental delays? Or, perhaps though not as correct, developmentally delayed? Reporter Mark Bliss uses the word "lag" quite frequently. ...
CBHE teeth (07/18/07)
When Missourians, in the early 1970s, approved a constitutional amendment authorizing better coordination of higher-education programs and services, the hope was that state-funded colleges and universities would find efficiencies and cooperatively deliver needed courses and degrees to every part of the state...
Speak Out 7/18/07 (07/18/07)
Elitist Congress; Noisy concerts; Excellent job; Location proposal; Action, not words; Vacationing Iraqis; Disappearing hydrants; Resurfacing roads; Reasonable fees; Plenty of room; Use Freedom Corner; PC coaching; Motoring menace; Time to tickle; Racing trumps funeral; Pathetic critics; Strong influences; Loud motorcycles
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