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Fire damages building on Perry Avenue (07/19/07)
The top floor of a converted apartment building at 807 Perry Ave. caught fire today shortly before 9 a.m. No one was home and the fire was contained to the top floor, Cape Girardeau Fire officials said. Cape Girardeau Firefighters received the call at 8:54 a.m. and brought the fire under control in about 10 minutes, said Steve Niswonger, battalion chief with CGFD...
Words of comfort (07/19/07)
The chapel at Notre Dame Regional High School was quiet and empty Wednesday night. Nothing at all like Katie Tanner, a 2006 graduate who died Friday after a brief, mysterious illness. The Cape Girardeau native was remembered as funny, goofy, bubbly and giving by more than 500 mourners who gathered in the school's auditorium and filed past family members to offer hugs and words of comfort...
Route AB plan ready, officials say (07/19/07)
After years of discussion and planning, the extension of Nash Road through undeveloped land to Blomeyer appears ready to happen, say Missouri Department of Transportation and Cape Girardeau County officials. The project has been talked about for almost 10 years, since around the time Route AB was built eastward to the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority in 1999. ...
Parents frustrated by statutory rape law (07/19/07)
Editor's note: The names of members of the family in this story have been changed to protect their identities. By Bridget DiCosmo Southeast Missourian On Monday, Chris contacted the Southeast Missourian because he said didn't know what else to do after learning that his 14-year-old daughter, Jenny, had sexual intercourse with a man seven years older than she was...
Train derails near Sikeston (07/19/07)
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe mixed-freight train derailed roughly one mile south of Sikeston, Mo., just before 1 p.m. today, causing authorities to block off a two-mile radius around the accident, near New Madrid County Road 824. The train was traveling north to Minneapolis, Minn., from Memphis, Tenn. The problem appeared to be in the second locomotive engine and the next few cars, one of which was carrying a "marine corrosive organic liquid," company spokesperson Steve Forsberg said...
Chaffee man complains of roach infestation (07/19/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Most people try to live in peace with their neighbors. But Jerry Ayers is having a difficult time accepting the hundreds of roaches that occupy the property next to his home, especially when they crawl over for unwelcome visits. "They've been in that trailer for four or five weeks," Ayers said. "There are hundreds of roaches in there, and that's after the landlord set off 14 roach bombs in the place. Now they're coming over here to my house, and it's out of hand."...
Littles win test runs at Akron, tweak axles (07/19/07)
Editor's note: This is the third 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...
Arthritis Foundation raises awareness during National Juvenile Arthritis Month (07/19/07)
July is National Juvenile Arthritis Month. Nationwide 300,000 children awake to greet the day with pain instead of wonder, awe or even grumpiness over ordinary things like breakfast cereal and going to school. Sometimes excruciating, pain is what drives them to seek medical advice to it get under control and get them back to managing what children should be concerned about:playing baseball, video games, skateboarding, having lemonade stands, riding their bikes, doing homework...
Judge upholds charge against Southeast student (07/19/07)
After hearing testimony from a young woman that a 21-year-old college student brandished a shotgun on the Southeast Missouri State University campus on May 6, less than a month after the Virginia Tech shootings, Associate Circuit Judge Micahel J. Bullerdieck decided to uphold the charge against Lemell Harlston...
Region briefs 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Three arrested on drug charges in Sikeston SIKESTON, Mo. -- Three people were arrested at a Sikeston residence where about 10 grams of crack cocaine were found after a warrant was served, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. The three were identified as Robert Simmons Jr., 27, and Roderick Randle, 24, both of Sikeston, and Jason Moore, 30, of Oran, Mo. ...
Community cuisine 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Salvation Army to serve Meals with Friends The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., will serve Meals with Friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to July 27. All meals include cake or pie for dessert. Monday's menu is tacos, corn, peaches; Tuesday, turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, biscuits and butter; Wednesday, chili dogs, baked beans, chips, applesauce; July 26, spaghetti or lasagna, mashed potatoes, peas, pears, biscuits and butter; July 27, turkey salad sandwiches, chips, mixed fruit.. ...
Community digest 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Neighborhood Connections meets today; Community Caring Council to hold meeting; Post M to hold picnic Saturday at county park; Nature Center to hold outdoor cooking program; Church holds Stewart Family benefit Sale; German Days to be held in August in Chaffee
State audit finds boom, problems with special taxing districts (07/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state audit released Thursday finds the number of special taxing districts keeps growing and says there's no way to know whether the money is being used properly. Auditor Susan Montee took another look at transportation development districts, following up on work by her predecessor...
St. Louis mayor rejects proclaiming 'Ike Turner Day' (07/19/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mayor Francis Slay has turned down a request to honor Ike Turner, the legendary musician who has publicly admitted hitting his former wife, entertainer Tina Turner. Slay was asked to make Sept. 2 "Ike Turner Day" in St. Louis, the same day Ike Turner is scheduled to perform at the Big Muddy Blues Festival here...
Girl, 9, shocked on ride at Montgomery County Fair (07/19/07)
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl is recovering from an electric shock received when she was getting off a ride at the Montgomery County Fair. The Missouri Fire Marshal's office is investigating Tuesday night's incident that sent the girl to a hospital. Her condition has not been made3 known...
Former QualServ CEO faces federal child porn charges (07/19/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has charged the former top executive of a food service equipment company with two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. The federal indictment returned Wednesday replaces similar state charges filed in November against Ronald E. ...
Mo. lawmakers outline revised tax break package (07/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Top lawmakers have agreed on a slimmed-down package of tax breaks to be considered in a special session. House Speaker Rod Jetton says the economic development proposal would include about $70 million in tax breaks annually, once it's fully effective...
KC-area man wins $1.8 million Missouri Lotto jackpot (07/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City-area man has won $1.8 million in the Missouri Lotto. Lottery officials said Thursday that 50-year-old Kenneth Pryne matched all 6 numbers in the July 14 game on a ticket he purchased from a QuikTrip in Independence...
Boy who drowned at Joplin-area water park couldn't swim (07/19/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy who drowned at a water park near Joplin did not know how to swim, investigators said. Ethan Cory of Joplin died Tuesday while on a field trip with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri at a commercial water park south of Joplin called The Swimmin' Hole...
Daughter of St. Louis police chief arrested on three felony counts (07/19/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The daughter of St. Louis' police chief has been charged with three felonies after being arrested earlier this week. Aimie Mokwa, 32, of Wright City, was charged Monday in Warren County with stealing a credit card, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in its Thursday editions...
Mo. mom accused of burning baby (07/19/07)
IBERIA, Mo. (AP) -- A mother accused of setting her baby on fire is facing four felony charges in central Missouri. Miller County prosecutors say 24-year-old Christina White tried to kill her six-month-old son when she set fire to his blanket as he lay in his crib on July 11...
Parole denied for death row inmate dying of throat cancer (07/19/07)
POTOSI, Mo. -- 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...
Two boys survive hippo encounter at zoo (07/19/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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...
Missouri looking to make welfare rules tougher (07/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri officials are preparing to toughen the rules for people on welfare in an effort to meet stricter federal requirements on how many recipients must be working or trying to work. Currently, people sign up for cash assistance and can start getting paid, and then are referred to another state agency to begin efforts to find a job...
Republicans scuttle Democrats' plan to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq (07/19/07)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans torpedoed legislation Wednesday to force the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, bowing to President Bush's adamant refusal to consider any change in war strategy before September. The 52-47 vote fell short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation and marked the final act in an all-night session that Democrats engineered to dramatize their opposition to the war...
Tracking systems help law enforcement fight meth (07/19/07)
LONDON, Ky. -- Detective Brian Lewis returns to his desk after lunch, scanning e-mails he missed. One catches his eye: It says a suspected member of a methamphetamine ring bought a box of Sudafed at 1:34 p.m. at a CVS pharmacy. Minutes later, Lewis is in his truck, circling the parking lot, searching for the woman...
Quake-damaged nuclear power plant, auto makers in Japan closed (07/19/07)
KASHIWAZAKI, Japan -- An earthquake-wracked nuclear power plant was ordered closed indefinitely Wednesday amid growing anger over revelations that damage was much worse than initially announced and mounting international concern about Japan's nuclear stewardship...
Brazilians point fingers after 186 on jet, 3 on ground killed in Tuesday crash (07/19/07)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazil's deadliest jetliner crash was an accident foretold. For months, air safety concerns have been aired in congressional hearings, and pilots and traffic controllers have worried for years about the short, slippery runways at Brazil's busiest airport...
Jackson sweeps doubleheader (07/19/07)
The Jackson American Legion baseball team ended its regular season Wednesday night by sweeping a home doubleheader from Ste. Genevieve, 8-4 and 8-3. Nick D'Amico was the winning pitcher in the opener. Sam Lincoln had three hits and Isaac Kinnard homered...
Usual names top leaderboard at Lassies Classic tournament (07/19/07)
Defending champions Diane Fowler and Harriette Myers are in good position to win their eighth Lassies Classic title. But in order to accomplish that, they'll again have to fend off a strong challenge from Janice Hoffman and Vicki Long. Fowler and Myers, who edged Hoffman and Long by one stroke for last year's championship, hold a one-shot lead over that duo following Wednesday's opening round of the 29th annual event at the Cape Girardeau Country Club...
Cape Babe Ruth team opens postseason today (07/19/07)
The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth baseball squad begins its quest for a state title today when the seven-team state tournament opens at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Cape (14-8) will take on Booneville at 5 p.m. in a first-round matchup of the double-elimination event...
Dooley allows one unearned run over seven innings (07/19/07)
The Scott County American Legion baseball team emphatically locked up the top seed for next week's district tournament. Post 369 turned Wednesday night's showdown with host Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons into a rout, rolling to a 10-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader...
Corporate America could turn its back on Vick after dogfighting indictment (07/19/07)
ATLANTA -- Corporate America has tolerated Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's questionable behavior before -- from making an obscene gesture to fans to trying to bring a water bottle with a hidden compartment through an airport -- but his indictment on federal charges related to a dogfighting operation could be the final straw, sports marketing experts say...
Weather will determine Carnoustie's difficulty during the British Open (07/19/07)
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Colin Montgomerie is among the few who know the real Carnoustie. He once walked off the course after an 81 at the Scottish Open with his curly hair twisted in a half-dozen directions, lamenting how he had to hit driver, driver and 1-iron simply to reach the par-5 sixth hole. And his mood did not lighten when a clueless reporter asked him, "Monty, was the wind a factor?"...
Sorenstam enters tourney winless in her last 11 starts (07/19/07)
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Annika Sorenstam is too busy trying to get her game together to worry about reclaiming the top spot in women's golf. "Right now, I'm not really trying to chase anybody," Sorenstam said Wednesday before her rainy pro-am round in the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship...
Latest suspected doping case weighs heavy at Tour de France (07/19/07)
MARSEILLE, France -- Halfway through the Tour de France, no compelling newcomer has broken through, no favorite has emerged and doping allegations have surfaced yet again. Cedric Vasseur became the first French rider to win a stage this year, but his victory and the Tour were overshadowed by the announcement of the doping test on cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz during a training session last month that turned up high levels of testosterone...
Eclectic field at U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (07/19/07)
MILWAUKEE -- Corey Pavin has only glanced at the field at this week's U.S. Bank Championship. He wouldn't see a whole lot of names he knows, anyway. Pavin, the defending champion and 1995 U.S. Open winner, is one of the few marquee players at the PGA's stateside tour stop opposite the British Open that begins today. In the 40 years of the tournament, no defending champion has ever repeated, but Pavin stands a better chance than most at the event where Tiger Woods made his pro debut in 1996...
While Bonds approaches immortality, his trainer remains jailed (07/19/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- While Barry Bonds is on the verge of becoming baseball's home run king, his childhood buddy works in a prison kitchen for 12 cents an hour. And there is no end in sight for his personal trainer, Greg Anderson. Anderson is being held in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating Bonds' alleged perjury. ...
Wells tosses gem as Cardinals roll (07/19/07)
MIAMI -- Kip Wells grinned, pumped his fist and sprinted to the dugout. He hadn't won yet -- he had only completed a hitless first inning. There hasn't been much for him to celebrate lately, so he tried to soak in the moment, not knowing how long it would last...
Getting ready to go back to work (07/19/07)
Specialized physical therapy programs are helping injured workers return to work with little to no limitations thanks in part to resourceful therapists who use everyday items to simulate work activities. Industrial rehabilitation takes physical therapy a few steps further by incorporating job-related activities during therapy. ...
Health briefs 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Heart Walk will hold kickoff Tuesday The American Heart Association's Heart Walk kickoff will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Harrison Room. Heart Walk team captains or anyone interested in forming a team are invited to attend. The Heart Walk will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Gir-ardeau. For more information, call Kyle at 225-2898...
Finding beauty (07/19/07)
July 19, 2007 Dear Leslie, Notes flew off fretboards like tiny choreographed explosions. From the stage at the Luther Carson Four Rivers Center, Nickel Creek produced sounds that have been called progressive bluegrass but defy being cornered by words...
Surviving the 7-year itch (07/19/07)
Three is the new seven when it comes to the marital itch. There is much folklore out there about why marriages/relationships don't make it. One of the most enduring is the "seven-year itch." Support for this phenomenon runs the gamut. Marriage counselors will provide plenty of anecdotal evidence. ...
Injury hasn't cracked Phyllis Diller's humor as she celebrates 90th birthday (07/19/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Phyllis Diller was still cracking jokes as she turned 90 -- even after cracking her back. "I still take the Pill 'cause I don't want any more grandchildren," Diller joked. It's one of the age-related jokes the comedian had planned to dish out Tuesday during a birthday appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."...
Ina Pirrie (07/19/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ina L. "Sue" Pirrie, 64, of Perryville died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. She was born March 22, 1941, in Evansville, Ind., daughter of Clarence Owen and Elvarine Carter Howell. She and Robert Pirrie were married May 8, 1965, in Evansville. He died Feb. 6, 1991...
Jessie Green (07/19/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jessie Green, 96, of Sikeston died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of Isaac Elvie and Josie Davidson Marlett. She and Harl Green were married Dec. 20, 1933. He died March 15, 1986...
Rose Hurt (07/19/07)
Rose M. Hurt, 67, of Friedheim died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Jefferson City, Mo., daughter of William "Herbert" and Anna Margaret Gilbers Taggart. She and Emmette Hurt were married April 11, 1959...
Nora Valleroy (07/19/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Nora L. Valleroy, 95, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Dec. 29, 1911, at Lixville, Mo., daughter of George and Mathilda Yamnitz Emde. Valleroy retired from International Shoe Co. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
Rev. Jules Yallaly (07/19/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Jules G. Yallaly, 97, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1909, at St. Mary, Mo., son of William and Martha Harter Boyd Yallaly. Yallaly was a Catholic priest...
Margaret Bizzell (07/19/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Margaret Ann Bizzell, 73, of Sikeston died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Sikeston, daughter of O.E. and Mary Lee Kincy Lathom. She and Walter E. Bizzell were married Sept. 6, 1953, in Sikeston...
Richard Kluesner (07/19/07)
Richard Darren Kluesner, 37, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1970, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joe and Elizabeth "Betty" Welter Kluesner. Richard was a 1988 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and a plasterer many years in the local area. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus in Jackson...
Millicent Wandrick (07/19/07)
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...
Georgia Snider (07/19/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Georgia Snider, daughter of the late George Arthur Evans and Golden Virginia Bowman Evans was born April 29, 1927, at Dexter. She departed this life in the Emergency Room of Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at the age of 80...
Freda McBride (07/19/07)
Freda McBride, 82, of Scott City died at her home Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at 7:52 a.m. She was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Earl and Anna Mae Redfern Sanders. She and Emmett McBride Jr. were married Aug. 9, 1942, in Chaffee. He died May 23, 2002...
Cape fire report 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
n At 3:49 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of Brookshire Road. n At 4:11 p.m., a citizen assist in the 1400 block of South West End Boulevard. n At 2:26 a.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Mason Street. n At 2:32 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block fo South Ellis Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Arrests; Summonses
Out of the past 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Barring an 11th-hour sale of the facility, the Superior Electric Products Corp. will close in August after 44 years as a Cape Girardeau employer; James Bauerle, president of the electric-appliance manufacturing company, blames the closure on import pressures and a diminishing export market...
Corrections 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Bridging the gap (07/19/07)
Missouri has 800 bridges that need repairs. The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for teams of contractors to bid on a single contract for the design, construction and maintenance for 25 years of these bridges. MoDOT believes the repairs will go faster and cost less this way rather than bidding each bridge repair as a separate project. The cost of this effort, which MoDOT would like to have completed by 2012, is estimated to be $400 million to $600 million...
Protect Americans' rights first (07/19/07)
To the editor:I am so disgusted with our situation here in the United States. All of us only know what we read or hear. First, the high price of gasoline. How stupid do oil companies think we are when they tell us they have to have those million-dollar bonuses because we don't have enough refineries? I haven't heard of anyone waiting in line for gas, which we would have to do if we didn't have enough fuel to meet our needs. Oil companies are never satisfied with their profits...
County Park North is best location (07/19/07)
To the editor:It is very distressing to hear Rodger Brown express his personal vendetta about the monuments he wishes to place in a remote, crowded, dark area. Cape County Park North is the proper place as we have memorials there. Also the traffic in the park is much greater and gives the memorials more exposure, which is well-deserved...
Real enemy is here at home (07/19/07)
To the editor:When I read David Limbaugh's column in the paper, I get the distinct impression that the worst enemy we have is not the intractable mess in the Middle East region. That is just a continuous cultural battle in the background of our existence. The real enemy is right here at home in the form of Democrats -- especially the liberal kind that have sinister motives for all of their proposals...
Speak Out 7/19/07 (07/19/07)
Losing freedoms; Women candidates; Staying the course; Poor choice of words; Correct decision; Ironic switch; Broadway talent; Speeding in the park; Longer periods
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