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Stories from Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bollinger County man dead of gunshot wound (07/28/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The death of a Bollinger County man who was shot in his home late Friday night activated the Cape Girardeau-Bollinger County Major Case Squad, which decided Saturday afternoon to obtain specially trained dogs from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to search for evidence.
Cape receives federal grant for Fountain Street extension (07/28/07)
Brick-colored pavers. Decorative street lights. A planted median. And a roundabout. They're all part of a $1.4 million project to construct a new section of Fountain Street that will connect the River Campus neighborhood to Cape Girardeau's downtown, city officials say...
Two people to run Scott County's E-911 center in lieu of hiring director (07/28/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County will try operating its E-911 communications center without having a person officially filling the capacity of director. Instead the county's jail administrator and a senior employee of the E-911 center will both work to oversee the operations...
Salvation Army marks regular's 90th birthday (07/28/07)
The woman who celebrated her 90th birthday Friday at the Salvation Army is known only as Rosie to her friends there. She's not shy about her real name, Lolline Daniels. A neighbor dubbed her "Rosie" after she moved to Cape Girardeau in 1993. "I said, 'Just don't call me late to eat,'" Daniels said, grinning...
Interim Cape city engineer taking post permanently (07/28/07)
Kelly Green officially begins her job as Cape Girardeau's city engineer Wednesday, but by Sept. 17, an interim will be needed. That's when Green, 28, is scheduled for the Caesarean-section delivery of her second child. "We have a great staff," she said. "There will be some sort of interim city engineer, whether it's the assistant city engineer or someone else internally, someone will be there to answer any questions...
Briefly (07/28/07)
Parts of U.S. 61, Route V reduced to one lane MoDOT will begin work Monday on projects that will reduce two local roads to two lanes. One of the projects will take place on U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County from Route FF to Shamrock Lane, where MoDOT crews will perform ditch work. ...
Worried about smoking ban (07/28/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Stepping into the Kozy Korner Cafe, it is clear that the new state law banning smoking in all public places as of Jan. 1 won't be popular. At every table, diners either have a pack of cigarettes waiting for when they finish their meal or, where the plates have been cleared away, people are puffing...
State proposal on returning donations exempts McCaskill, others (07/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Claire McCaskill and others working to pay off old campaign debts could benefit if the state Supreme Court follows the state's suggested model for reinstating Missouri's campaign contribution limits. A brief filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, on behalf of the state and the Ethics Commission, says a recent Supreme Court ruling reimposing contribution limits should apply retroactive to January, when a law took effect removing the limits...
Doctored photos prompt journal to retract university research study (07/28/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The journal Science retracted a paper Friday that included doctored photos from a former researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The retraction in the journal's print edition was made one day after the school announced it had completed an investigation that determined postdoctoral researcher Kaushik Deb had altered pictures of mouse embryos...
Court applicant shares worries; governor denied info from panel (07/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An applicant who was not chosen in the panel to fill a Supreme Court vacancy shared concerns Friday about the interview process, as Gov. Matt Blunt was denied detailed information from the special judicial panel. In Missouri, judges on the Supreme Court and three regional appeals courts are picked through a selection process. ...
U.N. headquarters due for first-ever overhaul, with $1 billion price tag (07/28/07)
UNITED NATIONS -- The aging United Nations headquarters is set to undergo a $1 billion makeover, the first-ever overhaul of the landmarked but leaking complex overlooking the East River. The seven-year project will be conducted in three phases, with about 1,000 workers temporarily relocated to buildings in Manhattan and Queens during each phase, said Alicia Barcena, U.N. undersecretary general for management. Work will begin in early 2008...
TV news helicopters collide while following police chase (07/28/07)
PHOENIX -- Two news helicopters covering a police chase on live television collided and crashed to the ground Friday, killing all four people on board in a plunge that viewers saw as a jumble of spinning, broken images. Both helicopters went down in a park in central Phoenix and caught fire. No one on the ground was hurt...
U.S. courts struggling to find jurors who will serve (07/28/07)
Madeline Byrne was making a quick trip to the grocery store to buy some cheese when a sheriff approached her car in the parking lot and slipped something through her open window. Byrne didn't get the cheese, but she did get a jury summons. The 64-year-old woman was ordered to report for jury duty a little more than an hour later at the Lee County courthouse in Sanford, N.C. When Byrne protested, the sheriff told her: "Be there or you'll be in contempt."...
Stronger-than-expected GDP fails to prop up market; Wall Street extends decline (07/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its steep decline Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 500 points over two days after investors gave in to mounting concerns that borrowing costs would climb for both companies and homeowners. It was the worst week for the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 index in five years...
House OKs bill fulfilling Sept. 11 Commission recommendations (07/28/07)
WASHINGTON -- Air travelers will be able to feel more assured there isn't a bomb in the cargo below their feet. Everyone will know there's less chance a ship entering U.S waters conceals a nuclear device. Security legislation given overwhelming approval by the House on Friday -- and now heading for President Bush's signature -- carries out major unfulfilled recommendations made by the Sept. 11 Commission three years ago...
Chinese premier calls product safety 'urgent task' (07/28/07)
BEIJING -- China's premier ordered increased vigilance over food and drug safety Friday as the Cabinet announced a new regulation that mandates stronger supervision and outlines hefty punishments for makers of dangerous goods. The twin actions highlighted the leadership's focus on winning back international confidence in its exports, which have been found to contain potentially dangerous levels of chemicals and toxins...
European, Asian stocks slide in wake of Wall Street's tumble (07/28/07)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- A surprise rebound in U.S. economic growth during the second quarter stabilized European stock markets on Friday but could not push them higher as they struggled to recover from a Wall Street-inspired malaise. While many Asian markets ended sharply lower after Wall Street's stunning drop on Thursday, Europe's major indices wavered into positive territory during the day with help from renewed consumer confidence in Germany and news that the U.S. ...
Russia using subs to claim Arctic seabed (07/28/07)
MOSCOW -- Russian scientists hope to plunge to the seabed beneath the North Pole in the next few days in a miniature sub and plant a titanium capsule containing the Russian flag, symbolically claiming much of the Arctic Ocean floor for Moscow. Thick sea ice threatens to thwart the expedition, an engineer with Russia's premier polar research institute said Friday. ...
Australian prosecutors free Indian doctor accused in U.K. attacks (07/28/07)
BRISBANE, Australia -- An Indian doctor was set free Friday after Australia's chief prosecutor said a charge linking him to failed bombings in Britain was a mistake. Mohamed Haneef, 27, was released from prison in the eastern city of Brisbane more than three weeks after he was arrested at an airport as he was about to fly to India. ...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says U.S. making 'major strategic mistakes' (07/28/07)
MOSCOW -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev laid the blame for the current low in Russia's relations with the West squarely on Washington on Friday, accusing the United States of making major mistakes that had thrown the world into a period of "global disarray."...
Brewers open series with 12-2 win (07/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Claudio Vargas worked eight innings for the first time in four seasons and was backed by a 19-hit attack in a 12-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Corey Hart homered, doubled and singled, Kevin Mench matched his career high with four hits and Tony Graffanino had three RBIs. The Brewers won for only the third time in their last 11 road games and took a three-game lead in the NL Central over the Cubs...
Dunklin County wins title with 20-3 rout of Scott County (07/28/07)
Dunklin County struggled for much of the American Legion baseball season, particularly against District 14's better teams. But Post 303 turned it on when things counted the most. Dunklin County completed an undefeated run through the District 14 tournament with Friday night's 20-3 mauling of top-seeded Scott County...
Happy camper: Bulger signs six-year deal (07/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Marc Bulger's numbers put him in the top tier of NFL quarterbacks, and now he has a contract to match. The St. Louis Rams signed the two-time Pro Bowler to a six-year, $65 million contract extension Friday that makes him the highest-paid player in franchise history. The contract includes $27 million in guaranteed money and puts him in a group of six quarterbacks making $10 million a year...
Kiesler called up; Ryan sent down (07/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals added pitching help in the midst of playing seven games in six days on Friday, recalling left-hander Randy Keisler from Class AAA Memphis. Keisler began his second stint with the team after compiling a 5.65 ERA with no record in three April starts. He's 8-7 with a 4.43 ERA in 18 appearances, all but one of them starts, at Memphis, but will be used as the team's second bullpen left-hander...
Remodeled faith (07/28/07)
Members of Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills have something to celebrate and a refurbished place in which to do it. On Jan. 14, the congregation held its last service in the sanctuary the way it used to be. They worshipped in the fellowship hall while scaffolding and ladders temporarily replaced the wooden pews. ...
A shadow of a doubt (07/28/07)
The familiar townspeople were all there, from Waylon Smithers to the guy who looks like a mole. But what were those strange pools of gray following them around -- lining their bodies, surrounding their homes, mimicking their every move? Have the townspeople of Springfield been plucked from their home planet -- their universe, even -- and deposited in some mysterious new place, where physical objects disrupt the path of projected light?...
Stephen Colbert breaks wrist on set before taping show (07/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Stephen Colbert's disdain for all things left is growing. The host of "The Colbert Report" revealed on Thursday night's show that he broke his left wrist while running around the New York studio before taping a recent episode. Colbert removed a large "No. 1" foam hand to unmask a small cast...
Roy Graham (07/28/07)
Roy C. Graham, 71, of Scott City died Friday, July 27, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Clearwater, Ark., son of Ruben and Mary Taylor Graham. He and Anna F. Shempert were married Oct. 16, 1962, in Osceola, Ark. Graham was a machinist with Elgin Sweeper in Elgin, Ill., retiring in 1990...
Trula Ladreiter (07/28/07)
Trula E. Ladreiter, 92, of Jackson died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at Monticello House. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at New McKendree United Methodist Church.
Agnes Pitts (07/28/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Agnes Pitts, 83, of Anna died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at her home. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Lillyville, Ill., daughter of Edmond Carl and Minnie Elizabeth Helmink Menees. She and Thomas "Pete" Pitts were married Feb. 14, 1948, in Cobden, Ill. He died Oct. 8, 1987...
Esther Bivins (07/28/07)
Esther Joyce Bivins, 84, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Saturday, July 21, 2007. She was born in Peru, Neb. She married John Harrison Bivins, who died in 1986. Bivins lived in Greenwich, Conn., Naples, Fla., and moved to Tallahassee in 1989. She was a former legal secretary and served as administrative assistant to the president of Walden College in Naples. While in Greenwich she helped establish the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of Killearn United Methodist Church...
Benjamin Abbot (07/28/07)
Benjamin H. "Benny" Abbott, 81, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, July 26, 2007, at his home. He was born May 3, 1926, in Cape Gir­ardeau, son of Harry H. and Elsdena Scherer Abbott. He and Dorothy Mae Glasser were married Sept. 23, 1950, in Kelso, Mo...
Margaret Collins (07/28/07)
STEELVILLE, Mo. -- Margaret Anita Collins, 76, of Steelville passed away Thursday, July 26, 2007, at her daughter's home in Steelville. She was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Kewanee, Mo., to Charles L. and Ruby Gentry Woods. She was married to Richard Harrington and later to Howard Collins...
Fletcher Chasteen (07/28/07)
Dr. Fletcher Otis Chasteen of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, July, 26, 2007, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1925, near Bloomfield, Mo., son of Fletcher W. Chasteen and Ivah G. Miller. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1943, and after completing radio communications school was assigned to the USS Allendale APA 127. ...
Geneva Seyer (07/28/07)
HIGH RIDGE, Mo. -- Geneva L. Sander Seyer, 84, of High Ridge died Friday, July 20, 2007, of a sudden heart attack at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Geneva "Mutt" was born March 28, 1923, at Fornfelt, daughter of William George and Pauline E. Eifert Sander. She and Sylvester Seyer of St. Louis were married Dec. 26, 1942, at St. Ambrose Church in Chaffee, Mo., and recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary...
Police report 7/28/07 (07/28/07)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summons; Theft; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWI; Arrests; Summonses
Fire report 7/28/07 (07/28/07)
Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: n At 4:56 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Frederick Street. n At 5:24 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2300 block of Jane Drive. n At 5:48 a.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of South Spring Street...
Out of the past 7/28/07 (07/28/07)
A plan, formulated by Cape Girardeau County Emergency Preparedness director Brian Miller, to use Jackson School District buses in times of "grave emergency" has been given approval by the Jackson school board. Jackson Chamber of Commerce members and area farmers tour the LaPierre-Sawyer Handle Factory in Jackson; the visit is part of the annual farm and business tour sponsored by the chamber and the Cape County Pork Producers; the handle factory has been operating in Jackson for more than 80 years.. ...
Speak Out 7/28/07 (07/28/07)
Abe's adage; Teaching math; Say it with flowers; Low rates, high revenue; Not so neighborly; Out of touch; Better teaching; Restaurant hours; Fountain memorial

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