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Stories from Monday, July 23, 2007

More than 50 dogs rescued in Bollinger County (07/23/07)
GIPSY, Mo. -- A Humane Society of Missouri team rescued more than 50 dogs believed to be endangered from a 33-acre property near Gipsy early Monday morning and Monday afternoon. The Bollinger County Sheriff's Department issued a warrant allowing for removal of the animals from the breeding facility. Three deputies accompanied the humane society on the raid...
DNR imposes new requirements on landfarm (07/23/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- An environmental cleanup facility near Advance will incur some increased cost from new monitoring requirements handed down by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. In its new operating permit, made effective June 29 and revised July 13, Poplar Bluff, Mo.-based S.H. Smith and Company Inc., will be required to conduct weekly visual inspections to make sure piles of contaminated soil at its landfarm facility near Advance remain properly covered...
Missouri Mentoring Partnership program reaches out to young fathers (07/23/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced that the Children's Trust Fund board of directors approved and awarded over $1.5 million for fiscal year 2008 to 58 community-based child abuse prevention grantees. CTF is Missouri's foundation for child abuse prevention and works through grant distribution, education and awareness. ...
Festival offers 'something for everyone' (07/23/07)
The 99th annual Jackson Homecomers Festival begins with a welcome by Mayor Barbera Lohr at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Uptown Jackson will feature activities for the entire family, including carnival rides, food stands, displays and nightly entertainment. Lohr said she is excited to kick off Homecomers for the first time...
Chaffee council expands police board's powers (07/23/07)
The Chaffee City Council has instituted expanded powers for its police personnel board, although city and police board officials won't comment on why the changes came about and little discussion of the new rules can be found in the city council's minutes from open session...
Program reaches out to pregnant women (07/23/07)
"Myth: Pregnancy is the happiest time in a woman's life." Counselors at the Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri often see the truth to that saying in counseling sessions with women enrolled in the WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) program. The saying sits at the top of one of their pamphlets...
Two Perryville children missing (07/23/07)
The Perry County Sheriff's Office applied for a warrant for the arrest of Miguel Sanchez-Carmona, 26, of Mexico, on suspicion of parental kidnapping, said Capt. Delbert Riehn, but no charges have been filed yet.
Parents Without Partners group announces its August calendar (07/23/07)
Parents Without Partners has released its schedule of events for August. For all events call 335-0797 for more information, or e-mail: capesemopwp@yahoo.com. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. n From 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22, PWP will attend line dance lessons at the Eagles Aerie 3775, 321 N. Spring Ave., Cape Girardeau. Beginner lessons are at 6 p.m. There is a cost...
Heartland Care and Rehab roots for Cardinals at the ball game (07/23/07)
It was a big night out for Heartland Care and Rehab when the 35 residents and staff attended a St. Louis Cardinals game July 2. Residents and staff have attended games for the past 12 years, but this was the biggest group ever. The Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by eight runs, leaving the group full of glee. ...
Adding safety measures (07/23/07)
When someone wants to buy a firearm, they must fill out a form, answering questions about their criminal and mental health history. They are then subject to an instant background check, courtesy of the FBI, which verifies whether they told the truth about having been convicted of a crime...
Community digest 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
Conservation photog talks at Nature Center; Another fund-raiser for Jacob Coleman; Boys and Girls Club holds auction, dance
University of Missouri's faculty union against cutbacks meant to raise pay (07/23/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A faculty and staff union at the University of Missouri has come out against a plan to fund pay increases through cutbacks. The university's plan would free up about $7 million to increase professors' salaries to make the school more competitive compared to other universities...
Ex-Brown Stiles dies; at 100, was oldest former major leaguer (07/23/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rollie Stiles, a former St. Louis Brown who at 100 was believed to be the oldest former major leaguer, has died. Stiles died in his sleep Sunday morning at Bethesda Southgate nursing home in St. Louis County, a spokesman for the nursing home said Monday. A cause of death was not given...
Mo. House Democrats pick new leader (07/23/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- House Democrats have chosen Rep. Paul LeVota as their new leader. LeVota, of Independence, was selected over the weekend to succeed Minority Leader Jeff Harris, of Columbia, who is stepping down from the leadership post to focus on his campaign for attorney general...
Vendor finds success making folk art from gourds (07/23/07)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- She's known as The Gourd Lady and, no, she doesn't don a costume made of dried fruit -- although she did wear a costume when she gave living history seminars at Missouri Town. "I'd tell you how to clean and preserve gourds -- and be scratching myself in my antebellum wool dress the whole time," Nancy Rowe said. "That sort of charade wasn't for me."...
Truants, dropouts may lose licenses (07/23/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new state law designed to encourage students to remain in school will revoke driving privileges for teenagers who cut classes or drop out from school altogether. "It's another motivator. And as long as students learn about this ahead of time so it becomes another factor in their decision, [it[']s] an incentive we can provide for a student if they are on the fence," said Jesse Ruiz, chairman of the State Board of Education...
Traffic stops study raises questions (07/23/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- After three years of tracking every traffic stop and reporting each incident in detail, Illinois police have a mountain of data, a few clear trends in how drivers are treated and difficult questions. For the third year, police in 2006 pulled over about 2.5 million drivers. And just as in the first two years, minorities were stopped in larger percentages than driver population numbers would suggest, and were much more likely to be searched than whites...
Chicago's housing projects host bus tour (07/23/07)
CHICAGO -- The yellow school bus rumbles through vacant lots and past demolished buildings, full of people who have paid $20 for a tour of what was once among the most dangerous areas of this or any other city in the United States. But for the woman with the microphone, this "Ghetto Bus Tour" isn't just another way to make a buck from tourists. ...
Family asks fairgoers for help finding woman (07/23/07)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- It was a hard plea to ignore. "Will you help me find my daughter, please?" That's how Hubert Propst greeted people outside the Jefferson County Fair this weekend, as he and his wife, Bertha, continued search efforts for their daughter, Amanda Jones...
Tourists return to top of Arch after Saturday's power failure (07/23/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Tourists could travel to the top of the Gateway Arch on Sunday, after a power outage Saturday night trapped about 200 people inside the landmark for up to three hours. One of two trams that take visitors to the top of the Arch remained out of service Sunday. That allowed just 40 visitors, rather than the standard 80, to go to the top at a time...
Hornbeck's friends say they miss seeing him (07/23/07)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Children who befriended Shawn Hornbeck during the four years he was missing now miss him. They knew the eastern Missouri boy as Shawn Devlin and thought he was the son of Michael Devlin, who is now charged with kidnapping and abusing the boy...
Planned flood control project may be in danger (07/23/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The future of a $92 million dollar flood-control project is in doubt after some Kansas City, Kan., officials said that city might pull out of the venture. A year ago, Kansas City, Kan., agreed to spend $12 million over several years as its share of a project designed to protect businesses that suffer chronic flooding from Turkey Creek...
New Missouri abortion law could provide landmark court test (07/23/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has a long-established reputation as one of the nation's foremost pro-life states. As evidence: the pro-choice group NARAL Pro-Choice America gives Missouri an "F." The pro-life group Americans United for Life had ranked Missouri the seventh-best nationally, until last year's voter approval of a stem-cell research amendment dropped the state in the group's rankings...
Lawn service offers bikini-clad mowers (07/23/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- One lawn care company is showing a little skin to boost business. The women of Tiger Time Lawn Care offer to mow customers' lawns dressed in bikinis -- a service that attracts more attention to the ladies than the lawns. "Oh yeah, they honk and yell. They can do everything you can imagine," said employee Blair Beckman, 21...
State Department official takes blame for passport mess (07/23/07)
WASHINGTON -- The current passport mess is rare among government foul-ups: A top federal official has publicly taken the blame and expressed regret. "Over the past several months, many travelers who applied for a passport did not receive their document in time for their planned travel. I deeply regret that," said assistant secretary of state Maura Harty, who is in charge of U.S. passports. "I accept complete responsibility for this."...
Experts: More women over 30 seeking treatment for disorders such as anorexia, bulimia (07/23/07)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kelli Smith was nervous as she walked into the Philadelphia treatment center, seeking help at last for her anorexia. Looking around at the other patients, she was struck by how young they seemed. "I just kind of looked around and I thought, 'Oh, where is someone my age?"' recalls Smith. At age 31, she found herself face-to-face with teenagers and 20-somethings...
Program enriches cell phone companies operating in rural areas (07/23/07)
WASHINGTON -- A decade-old telephone tax intended to help bring affordable service to rural areas has instead turned into something quite different: a bottomless and politically protected well of cash for cell phone companies that do big business in rural America...
Congress acts to cap monthly payment for low-income borrowers with student debt (07/23/07)
Congress is poised to make big changes to the government programs tapped by millions of students to pay for college. The biggest of these for students: a cap on what low-income borrowers have to pay back each month on their federal student loans. Measures passed by the House last week -- and one by the House earlier this month -- come in response to growing concerns about student debt. ...
Card sharks to battle poker-playing computer (07/23/07)
NEW YORK -- Poker champion Phil Laak has a good chance of winning when he sits down this week to play 2,000 hands of Texas Hold'em -- against a computer. It may be the last chance he gets. Computers have gotten a lot better at poker in recent years; they're good enough now to challenge top professionals like Laak, who won the World Poker Tour invitational in 2004...
Philly mayor, bodyguards happen upon house fire (07/23/07)
PHILADELPHIA -- The mayor and two of his bodyguards happened upon a house fire and ended up rescuing a cat, helping a victim and warning neighbors, officials and witnesses said. Neighbor Dorothy Young said she saw the smoke Friday morning and went outside to find two children who lived in the house crying at the bottom of her steps...
Man accused of robbing bank was worried about bills, mom says (07/23/07)
CINCINNATI -- A college student accused of robbing a bank had been worried for months about his mounting tuition bills, his mother said. "He just really was struggling, working two jobs here, you know, temp jobs, two jobs and trying to get the money," said Franki Butler, whose son Andrew was charged this week with robbery...
Dog saves toddler from rattlesnake (07/23/07)
MASONVILLE, Colo. -- Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners' 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog. Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents' northern Colorado back yard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites...
New U.S.-Iran talks will be held Tuesday (07/23/07)
BAGHDAD - The United States and Iran have set a date for ambassador-level talks in Baghdad on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq ­-- the first such meeting since late May, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday. ...
Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party wins majority (07/23/07)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party won parliamentary elections Sunday, taking at least 331 of 550 seats despite warnings from the secular opposition that the government was a threat to secular traditions. The state-run Anatolia news agency said the ruling Justice and Development Party had won with 85 percent of the votes counted. ...
Commander in northern Iraq proposes reducing troop levels (07/23/07)
BAGHDAD -- In a move that could portend a strategy change, the commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq said Sunday he has proposed reducing his troop levels and shifting next year to missions focused less on direct combat. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon said if current trends hold, he would like to begin this troop reduction in Ninevah province, where he said Iraqi army forces already are operating nearly independently. ...
World briefs 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
Captured South Koreans given 24-hour extension KABUL, Afghanistan -- A purported Taliban spokesman said Sunday that the hard-line militia had extended by 24 hours the deadline for the Afghan government to trade captured militants for 23 South Korean hostages. ...
Redbirds use extra powers on Braves (07/23/07)
ATLANTA -- Skip Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. Schumaker, who entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter, drove an 0-1 pitch from Tyler Yates (2-2) over the right-field fence for his second homer. It came after Aaron Miles singled to open the inning...
Capahas stop Outlaws (07/23/07)
Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen is still trying to schedule one more game before his team plays in the National Baseball Congress World Series. But if the Capahas did close out their regular season Sunday, they ended it with a bang. The Capahas posted their 26th and 27th victories by sweeping a doubleheader from the visiting Indiana Outlaws...
Area digest (07/23/07)
Charleston wins Senior Babe title The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth baseball team came all the way out of the losers bracket to reach Sunday's championship game of the state tournament. But it was host Charleston that wound up garnering the top prize...
Brewers dodge Bonds HR in series (07/23/07)
MILWAUKEE -- Barry Bonds was lurking in the dugout with his body armor on and a bat in his hands, waiting to pinch hit. But Bonds stayed put -- and that was just fine with Francisco Cordero, who retired three straight San Francisco Giants hitters in the ninth inning Sunday to preserve the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-5 victory and earn his major league-leading 31st save...
Spaniard wins stage, moves into second place (07/23/07)
PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France -- Michael Rasmussen of Denmark extended his overall lead in the Tour de France on Sunday against all of his top challengers -- except Alberto Contador. The Spaniard surged ahead of the Dane at the end of the final climb, tapping his chest and pointing skyward as he finished a bike length ahead of Rasmussen in 5 hours, 25 seconds, 48 seconds to take his first stage victory in the race...
Harrington escapes watery grave, beats Garcia in playoff (07/23/07)
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Anywhere else, Padraig Harrington might have walked off the 18th green knowing his two shots that found the bottom of Barry Burn for double bogey had cost him the British Open. Not at Carnoustie, where calamity can strike at any second and did during Sunday's final round...
Sergio, there's no crying in golf either (07/23/07)
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Sergio Garcia didn't cry this time, at least not where anyone could see. Maybe he expected the rest of us to do that for him. Garcia left Carnoustie in tears in 1999 after missing the cut. But the same course that was cruel to a 19-year-old playing his first British Open as a pro somehow was crueler still to a 27-year-old who has yet to fulfill that enormous promise...
Lee wins title at Women's Match Play Championship (07/23/07)
Seon Hwa Lee spoiled Ai Miyazato's latest bid for her first LPGA Tour title, beating the Japanese star 2 and 1 on Sunday in the final of the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship. The 21-year-old Lee, the rookie of the year last year after lapping Miyazato to win the final ShopRite LPGA Classic, knocked off the 12th-seeded Miyazato after beating No. 10 Mi Hyun Kim 2-up in an all-South Korean semifinal in New Rochelle, N.Y...
Red Sox's Lester to make first start since cancer diagnoses (07/23/07)
BOSTON -- Jon Lester is slated to return to the mound for the Boston Red Sox today, nearly a year after his rookie season was cut short when he was diagnosed with cancer. Lester was scheduled to replace Julian Tavarez for today's game at Cleveland, the 23-year-old left-hander's first major league appearance since he beat the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 23 last year. The Red Sox said nine days later that he had a treatable form of lymphoma...
Makeover at bed and breakfast (07/23/07)
The Bellevue Bed and Breakfast is getting a makeover, thanks to new owners Brian Langlois, his wife Linda Dolan and his aunt, Pat Delks, who have moved to Cape Girardeau from Cape Coral, Fla., after a nationwide search for just the right place. Part of the makeover, Langlois said, will be an all-vegetarian menu for breakfast. ...
Muggles snap up 8.3M copies of final Potter book (07/23/07)
NEW YORK -- It is the richest going-away party in history. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final volume of J.K. Rowling's all-conquering fantasy series, sold a mountainous 8.3 million copies in its first 24 hours on sale in the United States, according to Scholastic Inc...
Memo 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
SBA offering Patriot Express loans for vets Veterans and members of the military community wanting to establish or expand a small business are eligible for loans of up to $500,000 guaranteed by taxpayers, the Small Business Administration has announced. ...
People on the move 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
New director of nursing center announced; Real estate broker moves business; Banker wins merit award from Southeast; Woodmen rep attends training seminar
Google eyeing fast data freeway (07/23/07)
WASHINGTON -- If Google Inc. has its way, your cell phone will work on any wireless network and companies will sell high-speed Internet access for cut-rate prices. Google thinks that would be a wonderful world -- for consumers as well as its own bottom line -- and is proposing to pony up $4.6 billion in a long-shot bid to create it...
Some employers offering flexible Fridays during hot months (07/23/07)
Come summer, many employees at public relations and marketing company Imre Communications in Towson, Md., take off early on Fridays to jump-start their beach weekend, spend a mother-daughter day at the salon or simply to run errands. At 1 p.m., "the stampede starts," said Martha Mallonee, Imre's vice president in charge of associations accounts...
Return to BioKyowa (07/23/07)
A manufacturing company using corn syrup as a key raw material lately would find itself with rapidly escalating costs as the construction of new ethanol plants drives up corn prices. But at BioKyowa, the amino acid producer that employs 110 people at its Nash Road plant in Cape Girardeau, technology is helping beat the cost run-ups, and new company president Toshihiko Hirao said it's his job to keep things humming along...
Vera Wilkinson (07/23/07)
Vera Gertrude Stafford Wilk­inson, 83, of Houston, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Sam Houston Garden in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Mary Waterman (07/23/07)
Mary Waterman, 87, of East Cape Girardeau, Ill., died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Gira­r­deau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Calvin Vogelsang (07/23/07)
Calvin C. Vogelsang, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar­deau. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery...
Elner Miller (07/23/07)
Elner Irene Miller, 96, of Cape Girardeau, died July 20, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Gir­ar­deau. She was born Jan. 14, 1911, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Phillip and Ethel McGee Miller. She was a graduate of John S. Cobb School in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Second Missouri Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the gospel choir, Willing Workers Club and secretary of the Sunday school...
Robert Stoelzle (07/23/07)
ANNA, Ill. --Robert W. Stoelzle, 66, of Anna died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at his home. He was born May 20, 1941, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Dr. John A. and Helen Arnold Stoelzle. He married LaDonna S. Feagins June 3, 1967, in Murphysboro, Ill. Stoelzle was a member of Mount Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna and was a U.S. ...
Jewel Ross (07/23/07)
Jewel Ross, 86, of Chaffee, Mo., died July 22, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Whitewater, daughter of George Burrette and Annie Matilda McCormick Kinder. She and Erbin V. Ross were married Jan. 14, 1936. He died May 20, 1993...
Floyd Livingston Jr. (07/23/07)
Floyd Livingston Jr., 77, of Bell City, Mo., was born Feb. 10, 1930, at Oran, Mo., son of Letha Kirby and Albert Floyd Livingston Sr., and passed away July 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir­ar­deau. Floyd and Betty Jean Arnold were united in marriage on Jan. 13, 1949, at Benton, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Lloyd Young (07/23/07)
LTC Lloyd Wesley Young, 74, USA Retired, of Scott City, Mo., entered into heavenly rest Friday, July 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Never complaining through a long and bravely fought battle with cancer, he was surrounded by his loving family and friends at the time of his passing. He had been a resident of the Lutheran Home since June 1, 2007, and was grateful for the loving care he received...
Cape/Jackson police report 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrest; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Summons; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Cape/Jackson fire report 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department n At 2:08 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Fountain Street. n At 2:37 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Ranney Street. n At 6 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 300 block of South Hanover Street...
Out of the past 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
Plans are being formulated for construction of a multi-million-dollar, long-term residential facility to care for mentally disabled persons in Southeast Missouri; the center will serve as home for many of the nearly 100 people from this region who are now cared for in facilities as far away as Marshall and Higginsville, Mo...
Correction 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
John Little is the father of April and Jordan Little. Information in Saturday's story about the All-American Soap Box Derby was incorrect. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Our judges are selected behind closed doors (07/23/07)
By Thomas M. Walsh and William G. Eckhardt Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ronnie White recently retired, and the process to select his replacement is underway. Few Missouri voters are aware of this, however, because the entire process happens behind closed doors, dictated by the steps outlined in the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan for selecting judges...
Ameren's upgrade (07/23/07)
AmerenUE proposes spending $1 billion over the next three years to protect its Missouri customers from the extended debilitating outages such as those caused by storms in St. Louis and eastern Missouri in recent years. The program calls for burying major feeder lines and cutting back trees that could down branch lines in a storm. Part of the investment -- $84 million -- would pay for inspection and repair...
Speak Out 7/23/07 (07/23/07)
Video from Akron; Thanks for kindness; Sinking ship; Economy is too good; Worst in Missouri; Beautiful yard; Lights burn all day; Job well done; Cost savings; Trash along road; Finish the job; Democrat dollars; Certificate to failure; Another Roman empire; Resurfaced road
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