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Stories from Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Perry County children missing for two weeks (07/24/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The last time Joanna "Nicki" Cummings saw her children, Christian M. Sanchez, 2, and Veronica N. Sanchez, 9 months, was when their father picked them up for his weekly custody visit more than two weeks ago. The Perry County Sheriff's Department applied for a warrant for the arrest of Miguel Sanchez-Carmona, 26, of Mexico, on suspicion of parental kidnapping, said Capt. Delbert Riehn. No charges have yet been filed...
Vandals strike new federal courthouse sign (07/24/07)
The new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau is supposed to be a place where criminals get what they deserve. But before the building has even opened, criminals have already been there -- to vandalize the cornerpiece at Independence and Frederick streets...
Teenager may be paralyzed (07/24/07)
The teenager who was shot three times at a Jackson car wash two weeks ago may be permanently paralyzed, his mother said. Jeremy Voshage, 17, of Jackson remains at Saint Francis Medical Center, but he is scheduled to leave today for a facility in St. Louis where he will receive treatment for the severe spinal damage he suffered as a result of a bullet lodged in his spine, said his mother, Karen Obermann...
MoDOT to plan for interchange (07/24/07)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will plan for a possible new interchange on Interstate 55 south of Scott City, the agency's district engineer said Monday. MoDOT district engineer Mark Shelton said it's "the first step" toward getting a new interchange for the Scott City area...
Council tables parking fines (07/24/07)
A proposal to raise parking fines to $50 on streets around Southeast Missouri State University was tabled by Cape Girardeau's city council at its regular Monday meeting. "It appears to be a little bit bigger than a simple penalty change," said Councilman John Voss, who represents Ward 1. He lives on one of two blocks of Alta Vista Drive that drew more than 25 percent of all the city's parking violations between August 2006 and May. One driver was ticketed 22 times...
Landfarm receives new requirements from DNR (07/24/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has implemented new monitoring requirements on an Advance-area environmental cleanup facility, requirements the president of the company that owns the facility says will increase the cost of doing business...
River Campus selling out fast (07/24/07)
Want to see Hal Holbrook perform as Mark Twain during the inaugural season of the River Campus? If so, you'd better hurry. Tickets for the touring, theater and dance and symphony shows that will comprise the first season at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus have been selling fast since they became available to the public last month. ...
Taking the initiative (07/24/07)
With one sleeve rolled up, Kristen Hinton, an employee in the deli at Schnucks Supermarket, waited and watched Monday as assistant director Jane Wernsman of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department filled a needle with Hepatitis A vaccine in the break room at Schnucks. ...
New concert venue to host bluesman from New Orleans (07/24/07)
Over his years booking talent for the Tunes at Twilight concert series and his own Underberg House Concerts, Larry Underberg has developed a knack for bringing independent, touring musicians to music fans in Cape Girardeau. Now Underberg is teaming up with Garden Gallery owners Bob and Linda Bohnsack to provide the music to fill the city's newest concert venue, The Listening Room, upstairs from the Garden Gallery. ...
Man Sentenced to 200 Years (07/24/07)
Southeast Missourian Circuit Judge Ben Lewis sentenced Zane Twomey, of Perryville, Mo.to 200 years behind bars Monday. On June 25, 2007, Twomey pleaded guilty to two counts each of statutory sodomy and statutory rape, both charges with a person less than 14 years old...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
Appearances n Approved Vision 2020 Community Relations Council annual report by interim chairwoman Connie Hanner. Consent ordinances n Authorized the air traffic control tower operating assistance grant agreement between the city and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport...
State humane society rescues more than 60 dogs (07/24/07)
GIPSY, Mo. -- A Humane Society of Missouri team rescued more than 60 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, which a humane society official said is unlicensed. Three deputies accompanied the humane society on the raid...
Changing tenants (07/24/07)
Say good-bye to the Navy. And hello to the Army. When the U.S. Naval Reserve Center on Maria Louise Lane next to Arena Park closes in September, it won't be vacant for long. The U.S. Army plans to move its local reserve offices to the federally owned building from the current location in rented quarters at 80 Plaza Way, officials in both armed forces branches said...
Tenants are told, again, they must wait to move in (07/24/07)
While plans are moving forward for the Army and Navy, tenants hoping to move into the new $50 million federal courthouse on Independence Street are being told again that they must wait, said Charlie Cook, spokesman for the General Services Administration in Kansas City, Mo...
Appeals court affirms dismissal of Katy bridge lawsuit (07/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of an environmental group's lawsuit that had sought to preserve an old railroad bridge for potential use as part of the Katy Trail State Park. Although the decision marks a victory for Gov. Matt Blunt's administration, it does not settle the issue of whether Union Pacific can dismantle the bridge and use the steel elsewhere...
Arch trams at half capacity through summer (07/24/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- About half as many visitors as usual will be able to visit the top of the Gateway Arch through the rest of the summer. One of the two trams that shuttle tourists to the top of the monument will remain closed at least seven to nine weeks, after a snapped cable caused a power outage that trapped roughly 200 people inside the landmark for up to three hours Saturday night...
Obama endorsed by Missouri auditor (07/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama gained the endorsement Tuesday of Missouri Auditor Susan Montee, who was a delegate for John Edwards in the 2004 presidential race. Montee said she switched allegiance for the 2008 campaign not because she was dissatisfied with Edwards, but because she believes Obama -- a senator from Illinois -- offers the best chance to unify diverse groups and improve the United States' international image...
Mo. man offers $20 downpayment and rifle if hit man will kill two (07/24/07)
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri man was in custody Tuesday after being accused of offering another man $100 to kill his former wife's aunt and uncle. Thomas Kemp, 54, of rural Joplin, was being held Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. His bond was set at $700,000, said Chris Jennings, chief deputy of the Newton County Sheriff's Department...
Ameren officials to testify at PSC hearing on Taum Sauk (07/24/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Six Ameren Corp. employees, including a company vice president, were scheduled to testify Tuesday during an investigative hearing into the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. The Missouri Public Service Commission hearing in Jefferson City marks the first time Ameren officials have testified publicly before utility regulators about the December 2005 collapse that sent more than 1 billion gallons of water over a portion of Reynolds County in southeast Missouri. ...
Murder-suicide suspected in death of two in Sullivan (07/24/07)
SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the eastern Missouri town Sullivan continued Tuesday to investigate what they believe to be a murder-suicide. Officers were called to an apartment around 6:30 p.m. Monday and found 27-year-old Sara Lackey shot to death inside. Her boyfriend had also been shot at but was unhurt...
Illinois man creates pizza-flavored beer (07/24/07)
CAMPTON HILLS, Ill. -- Tom Seefurth has managed to bring together two of the Chicago area's best-loved items, pizza and beer, into one glass. Seefurth, of Campton Township, was home one day last fall brewing beer and threw in some tomatoes, oregano, garlic and basil. He stumbled onto pizza-flavored beer, which is turning into a successful business venture...
Ill. leaders tout $1 billion deal, but more electric increases on the way (07/24/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Rebate checks worth hundreds of dollars. Discounts of up to 70 percent on electric rates. A state agency to negotiate lower prices for electricity. Top Democrats promised all that and more Monday as they toured downstate to promote a $1 billion agreement they've negotiated with utilities to combat soaring electric rates...
Gov. Blagojevich signs law making Illinois's public places smoke-free (07/24/07)
CHICAGO -- Tim Main worked Monday tossing out beer bottles and beer-soaked cigarette butts from a lounge in the Mississippi River city of Alton, Ill. To Main, there was ample room in the trash bin for something else -- the statewide smoking ban Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed into law that same day...
Faculty union against cutbacks meant to raise pay (07/24/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- 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...
U.S. highway deaths fall to lowest level in 5 years (07/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Traffic deaths in the United States fell to their lowest level in five years in 2006, and a federal agency credited strong law enforcement and vehicle safety features as important factors in the decline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 42,642 people were killed in highway crashes last year, a drop from the 43,510 in 2005...
Mo. stem cell movement suffers setbacks (07/24/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eight months ago, Missouri seemed well on its way to becoming a national leader in stem-cell research. Voters amended the state's constitution to protect stem-cell research -- even the controversial form using cells from human embryos. Actor Michael J. Fox appeared in TV ads, visibly shaking from Parkinson's disease as he sought votes for stem-cell research supporter Claire McCaskill in her bid for the U.S. Senate...
FDA: Throw away food linked to botulism case (07/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday. Castleberry's Food Co. temporarily closed the suspect plant...
Injured Iraq war veterans to sue government over delays in disability pay, health care (07/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- Frustrated by delays in health care, injured Iraq war veterans accused VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in a lawsuit of breaking the law by denying them disability pay and mental health treatment. The class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, filed Monday in federal court in San Francisco, seeks broad changes in the agency as it struggles to meet growing demands from veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan...
University student has big idea of putting little art gallery in a school locker (07/24/07)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Samsel believes that size doesn't matter when it comes to art. And this budding artist should know. She has turned a 14-inch locker into a mini art gallery. Yes, a locker. The same kind of locker that usually houses books, sneakers and bagged lunches...
It's odd marketing when creatures want to become your dinner (07/24/07)
I first noticed it in a Tokyo subway, of all places. The sign depicted an enormous, anthropomorphized cup of ramen noodles smiling out at the throngs of Japanese commuters. In its right hand was a hefty pair of chopsticks. It was reaching over its head, dipping the chopsticks into the steaming soup atop its face and extracting a generous mouthful of noodles...
Heavy rain floods Britain, forcing evacuations; River Thames rising (07/24/07)
TEWKESBURY, England -- Emergency workers rescued hundreds of trapped people Monday as water swallowed swaths of central England in the worst flooding to hit the country for 60 years. Officials said some rivers were still rising, with the western section of the rain-swollen River Thames on the verge of bursting its banks...
6 U.S. soldiers, NATO troops killed in Afghanistan (07/24/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan killed four American soldiers Monday, while two NATO soldiers died elsewhere and a battle in the country's poppy-growing heartland killed more than 50 suspected militants. A purported Taliban spokesman, meanwhile, said the hard-line militia has extended its deadline for the lives of 23 South Korean hostages until Tuesday evening...
U.S. blockades Shiite stronghold for third day (07/24/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi forces blocked access to a town on the northeast outskirts of Baghdad where Shiite gunmen were dug in for a third day Monday behind earthen barriers. Police issued calls for residents to leave the town, and some said they were running out of food and fuel...
Cookson replaces Heeb as boys basketball coach at SCC (07/24/07)
The elk in Colorado will have to wait. Legendary coach Ronnie Cookson will return to lead the Scott County Central boys basketball team for the 2007-08 season. "I told them I would help them out if anything happened," Cookson said. "I guess that's what happened. It wasn't my plan. My plan was to go to Colorado elk hunting."...
Marching on: Jackson opens with 16-13 win over Sikeston (07/24/07)
The Jackson players knew the offense would come around. It was only a matter of time. The Jackson American Legion baseball team fell behind early, but the offense awoke to plate double-digit runs as Jackson knocked off Sikeston 16-13 in the first game of the District 14 tournament Monday at Capaha Field...
Area sports digest 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
Scott County wins state championship Scott County won the Cal Ripken state tournament 11-year olds division over the weekend in Chaffee. Scott County beat SEMO North 5-2 in the title game. The team will compete in the regional tournament, beginning today, in Grand Forks, N.D...
Leader Rasmussen faces more opposition than racers (07/24/07)
LOUDENVIELLE-LE LOURON, France -- Feeling increasing pressure on the course and off it, Michael Rasmussen has refused to crack and his hold on the Tour de France lead is looking increasingly solid with five days of racing left. The wiry Dane reeled in repeated breakaway attempts by Alberto Contador, his last major challenger for the yellow jersey, in Monday's punishing ride along five climbs in the Pyrenees...
League tells Vick to stay out of camp until case reviewed (07/24/07)
NEW YORK -- Michael Vick was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to stay away from the Atlanta Falcons' training camp until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him. "While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or innocence, it is my responsibility as commissioner of the National Football League to determine whether your conduct, even if not criminal, nonetheless violated league policies, including the Personal Conduct Policy," Goodell said in a letter to the quarterback.. ...
China collects intelligence on possible activists (07/24/07)
BEIJING -- China's intelligence services are gearing up for next year's Beijing Olympics, gathering information on foreigners who might mount protests and spoil the nation's moment in the spotlight. Government spy agencies and think tanks are compiling lists of potentially troublesome foreign organizations, looking beyond the human rights groups long critical of Beijing, security experts and a consultant familiar with the effort said...
A real eye-opener (07/24/07)
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Padraig Harrington woke after only two hours sleep Monday so he could see the British Open claret jug by his bed. "I went to bed at about 4 a.m. and woke up at 6 wide awake," he said. "I woke my wife and said: 'I'm the Open champion. I can't believe I've done it.' She said, 'I can believe it, there's the trophy, now can you go back to sleep?"'...
Minor league coach killed by line drive during game (07/24/07)
SAN ANTONIO -- Mike Coolbaugh became a coach with the Tulsa Drillers earlier this month not so much for the job itself, but because his little boys loved to see him on the baseball field. "He had just started," said Coolbaugh's wife, Amanda, who is expecting their third child in October. "We were going to be done with it, but his kids wanted to see him."...
Summer family flicks (07/24/07)
With the summer winding down and school starting in less than a month, family time is about to get crowded with classes, homework, ball games, practices and a slew of other school-year activities. Take an afternoon or evening to get in some last-minute bonding time at a family-friendly summer film. The following movies have been summarized and rated for family entertainment. A matinee costs for $6.75 adult and $7.50 for prime time. Youth tickets are always $6.25...
Faces of 2morrow 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
graduations, honors n Colin McLain of Cape Girardeau graduated magna cum laude in June with a bachelor of arts degree in political science-international relations from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. Scholarships n Emily Williams of Cape Girardeau has been awarded a President's Scholarship, Missouri Leadership Award and a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Science experiment: Food coloring adds pizazz to your flowers (07/24/07)
Here's an experiment that will show how the stem of a plant is used to carry water to its different parts. Ingredients 1 white carnation flower drinking glass water red food coloring Instructions Step 1: Fill the drinking glass half full of water and add red food coloring...
Beckham's celebrity status draws fans (07/24/07)
Becca likes Beckham. She ripped a close-up photo of the soccer star and heartthrob out of my Sports Illustrated magazine and took it up to her bedroom for safekeeping. Our 15-year-old has nothing but good things to say about Beckham. She thinks he's cute. She likes his style. Being married to a Spice Girl doesn't hurt either...
Radcliffe mum on 18th birthday plans, paychecks (07/24/07)
LONDON -- Media reports of "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe gaining access to huge amounts of cash when he turned 18 Monday were overblown, his publicist's office said. "It's not a big deal today," said a woman who answered the phone at the office of Radcliffe's publicist. She refused to give her name, saying she wasn't an official spokeswoman...
Carl Wyatt (07/24/07)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Carl L. Wyatt, 86, of Eagle Pass, Texas, formerly of Marquand, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Foster, Okla., son of William G. and Maude B. Barnett Wyatt. He first married Jessie M. Couch, and later married Clayla Haskins...
Richard Mehrle (07/24/07)
Richard E. Mehrle, 55, of St. Charles, Mo., died Thursday, July 19, 2007, in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert and Geraldine Mehrle. He married Cindy Meyer. Mehrle was a supervisor at Florissant Sod and a member of Loyal Order of the Squirrels...
Calvin Vogelsang (07/24/07)
Calvin C. Vogelsang, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 9, 1925, in Cape Gir-ardeau, son of Erwin C.R. and Emelie M. Frank Vogelsang. He married E. Glenneta Allen Aug. 15, 1947, in Cape Girardeau...
Mary Waterman (07/24/07)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Mary DeLaine Waterman, 87, of McClure died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born July 27, 1919, in Gale, Ill., daughter of Clyde and Margaret Pearce. She and Earl Waterman were married in 1941 in Jackson. He died Sept. 20, 1985...
Arthur Bender (07/24/07)
Arthur J. Bender, 72, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 4, 1935, in St. Louis, son of Adolf H. and Flora Marshall Bender. He and Cecelia Borchelt were married May 27, 1956, in Egypt Mills...
Births 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
Hillemann; Smoot; Pratt; McLain; Macke; Scherer; Friese; Ackman
Cape fire report 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
n At 4:42 p.m., emergency medical services in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 6:28 p.m., emergency medical services in the 3100 block of Wisteria Drive. n At 8:16 p.m., an alarm sounding in the unit block of Bienville Avenue. n At 9:31 p.m., emergency medical services in the 1100 block of Linden Street...
Cape police report 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
Arrests
Out of the past 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
Expansion of the production areas and enlargement of the work force to bring employment up to an all-time peak has been set in motion by Thorngate Ltd. in Cape Girardeau; to be accomplished over the next few months, the expansion will entail employment of some 300 additional production workers...
Correction (07/24/07)
Protecting tax dollars (07/24/07)
By Nathan Cooper In 2005, I went to Jefferson City with an important goal in mind: to change how our state government operates through the elimination of waste, fraud and abuse. With like-minded individuals, I have consistently worked to make government leaner and more efficient. Efficient government guarantees taxpayers the best return for their tax dollars...
Kinnison appointment (07/24/07)
The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission oversees the standards, regulations and curriculum for the state's law enforcement officers. It is responsible for making sure Missouri has the best law enforcement possible. Cape Girardeau police chief Carl Kinnison's appointment to the commission without doubt will help the nine-member state board do that job even better...
Speak Out 7/24/07 (07/24/07)
Blame former tenants; Lay off Chaffee; Finding the enemy; Illegal banners; Need classrooms; Honoring veterans; Four-day school; City's image; Sounds like a winner; Serving everyone; Deal with reality; Longer school year; There's a reason; Doing park work; Untrained teachers
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