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Stories from Monday, July 30, 2007

Victim stable after multiple stab wounds (07/30/07)
An 18-year old man is in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times Sunday night. The Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Department responded to the attack at roughly 9:45 p.m, at 2416 Sunny Lane in Cape Girardeau County. The victim received numerous injuries from the small knife wielded by the assailant...
Proposal would increase fees for air pollution (07/30/07)
The fee charged to air polluters by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources could see its biggest increase in several years if a current proposal is accepted by the Missouri Air Conservation Commission at its August meeting. Under the proposal the fee would increase from its current rate of $34.50 to $40 per ton of regulated air pollutant, representing an estimated cost of $664,852 to private entities throughout the state...
Volunteers help search for evidence (07/30/07)
Family members of Michael "Turtle" Strong gathered under oak trees and at picnic tables at his brother's house Sunday while volunteers searched the area surrounding Strong's home in Scopus, Mo., looking for evidence relating to his death Friday night...
Postal service changes rules for shipping packages (07/30/07)
Starting today, anyone who wants to mail a package weighing more than 13 ounces will have to either bring it to the post office or register online and print out a label instead of simply leaving the package out for pick up, according to a new mandate from the United States Postal Service...
Stabbing suspect arrested (07/30/07)
Taking stock in Cairo (07/30/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Abandoned buildings crowd the landscape of this river town. The dilapidated buildings and vacant lots now define a city burdened with a declining population and tax base. Too few businesses. Too much poverty. But beyond the eyesore of vacant land and abandoned buildings, Southern Illinois University architecture professor Bob Swenson sees opportunity for redevelopment...
who, what, where, when? (07/30/07)
Photo illustration by S. Robertson Do you have a photograph with an air of mystery around your house? Maybe we can help by publishing it in the Southeast Missourian Faces and Places community news section and help you discover more information about it. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for prints you'd like returned. Call Chris Pagano at 335-6611, extension 133...
Area Guard member promoted (07/30/07)
Pfc. Lori A. Droge of Cape Girardeau was recently awarded a promotion during the 1137th Military Police Company's July Drill in Kennett. Droge participated during the drill weekend by demonstrating proper techniques in decontamination of soldier and equipment in the event of a chemical or biological attack. ...
Red House lists August events (07/30/07)
The Red House Interpretive Center has announced its August schedule:n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sons of the American Revolution will be on the Red House porch; from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the members of the John Guild Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will portray the women of the American Revolution...
Blocks, time and talent (07/30/07)
The Bootheel Quilters Guild of Sikeston, Mo., is getting ready for its sixth biannual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the Clinton Building at the Sikeston Sports Complex, coinciding with the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Keeping the heritage of the craft alive is important to them. ...
August events announced at the Cape public library (07/30/07)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library has released its schedule of events for August. n Dr. George Suggs will have a program featuring his first published fiction book, "Shady Grove: A Novel," at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hirsch Community Room. The novel is set in Southeast Missouri during the Depression. Suggs has previously written nonfiction books, including "Rush Hudson Limbaugh and His Times," and numerous articles and book reviews...
Community digest 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Jackson library marks end of reading program ; Museum showcases Cape's early heritage; Trail of Tears State Park walk and adventure; Family reunion potluck lunch set for Sunday; Scott County Women in Agriculture meet; Contra dance and ice cream social
Family of Cardinals pitcher Hancock drops wrongful-death lawsuit (07/30/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The family of late Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock on Monday dropped its wrongful-death lawsuit against Mike Shannon's restaurant and others in the player's drunken-driving death in April. The family's local attorney, Mark Bronson, said he filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit before a procedural hearing got under way Monday in St. Louis Circuit Court. The lawsuit had alleged that others shared responsibility for Hancock's death...
Organic farm has long history (07/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- John Wilkerson frequently wears a pair of torn-at-the-knee khakis and a well-worn button-down white dress shirt as he works the land at the Mueller Farm in Ferguson, Mo. The attire is fitting for a former information technology worker at the old McDonnell Douglas Health Information Systems, but Wilkerson also has deep roots in farming. ...
Mo. man keeps winning at truck 'beauty contest' (07/30/07)
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Curtis Christians sees paint as a more important quality than chrome to best the competition at national truck beauty contests. The Rock Port, Mo., man won Best in Show in late June at the 25th annual Shell Rotella Superrigs event in Joplin, Mo...
Retirement can wait for Ernie Hays (07/30/07)
St. Louis -- Busch Stadium organist Ernie Hays isn't going anywhere right now, other than to Arkansas for some fishing. "Basically, what [the Cardinals] said to me was, 'You can stay here as long as you want to,"' Hays said. "I don't know if I want to, but I appreciate the offer."...
Muslim psychotherapist works to increase awareness about his faith (07/30/07)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- You've never heard of prejudice based on first names? That's because your name isn't Mohammed. After Sept. 11, 2001, Belleville psychotherapist Mohammed Kibria noticed people began treating him as "stupid" or "dangerous" or both. He faced intense security checks at airports and eventually was asked to leave his job at a mental-health facility...
Flamingos find new homes in zoos across U.S. (07/30/07)
HIALEAH, Fla. -- Darcy Henthorn can't wait to meet her little bundles of joy. All 20 of them. The Oklahoma City Zoo curator of birds recently claimed 20 flamingo eggs in Miami to exhibit in her zoo. The zoo is now one of more than a dozen wildlife parks across the county that have received the popular pink birds from a former South Florida race track...
St. Louis man says WWI museum using recordings without permission (07/30/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Visitors to the National World War I Museum can sit in an alcove and listen to a recording of Gen. John J. Pershing talk about the Great War. Edward Golterman isn't very happy about that. Golterman, of St. Louis, claims his family owns the rights to the recording, as well as three other recordings at the museum. He said his grandfather, Guy Golterman, produced them decades ago as part of a project called The Nation's Forum but his family had received no compensation...
Longest-serving prisoner in Illinois up for parole hearing (07/30/07)
DIXON, Ill. -- Convicted killer William Heirens has spent 61 years behind bars, longer than any other inmate in Illinois. The 78-year-old entered prison at age 17 after pleading guilty in 1946 to three gruesome murders, including the dismemberment of a six-year-old girl...
University officials going elsewhere (07/30/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As the search for a new University of Missouri president forges ahead, some high-ranking academic leaders aren't waiting around to meet the new boss. Since mid-June, three top university officials have decided to take jobs elsewhere. ...
Environmentalists: Studies hampering water cleanup (07/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- An environmentalist group wants Missouri to stop funding certain water studies, saying the research fails to accurately determine which streams are used for swimming and would therefore qualify for greater environmental protection. The Department of Natural Resources said the studies are designed to determine whether streams are one meter, or a little more than three feet deep. ...
Missouri leads nation in cutting down on inmate population (07/30/07)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Missouri is leading the nation in reducing its inmate population, thanks to changes in recent years designed to get offenders back on their feet, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. In the year that ended June 30, 2006, the number of people behind bars in Missouri declined by nearly 3 percent, the largest percentage in any state. Only eight states reported a decline, according to the Department of Justice...
More Republicans want Bush to limit military missions (07/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans increasingly are backing a new approach in the Iraq war that could become the party's mantra come September. It would mean narrowly limited missions for U.S. troops in Iraq but let President Bush decide when troops should leave...
Iraqi government failing to maintain U.S.-funded projects (07/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- An Iraqi power plant rebuilt with tens of millions of U.S. dollars fell into disrepair once transferred to the Baghdad government, according to the U.S. office that tracks reconstruction spending. The Iraqis' failure to maintain the 320-megawatt Dora plant, considered an important source of power for electricity-starved Baghdad, is just one of the issues hindering attempts to rebuild the country, the latest audit report to Congress concludes...
Iraqis rejoice over victory in soccer tournament (07/30/07)
BAGHDAD -- Tens of thousands of Iraqis from the Shiite south to the Kurdish-dominated north poured into the usually treacherous streets Sunday to celebrate a rare moment of joy and unity when the national team won Asia's most prestigious soccer tournament...
Experts: Interior locks on classroom doors could save lives in Va. Tech-like rampages (07/30/07)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- After a student gunman killed four of his classmates and his German teacher and then left, Derek O'Dell had to wedge one of his sneakers under the classroom door to keep the attacker from returning to kill even more. There was no lock on the door to protect Derek and his wounded classmates against Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 30 students and faculty members, plus himself, at Virginia Tech's Norris Hall. Two others were killed in a dormitory...
Cities try filing lawsuits against gangs (07/30/07)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Fed up with deadly drive-by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying a different tactic to combat gangs: They're suing them. Fort Worth and San Francisco are among the latest to file lawsuits against gang members, asking courts for injunctions barring them from hanging out together on street corners, in cars or anywhere else in certain areas...
Gonzales pressured to correct statements (07/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales must quickly clarify apparent contradictions in his testimony about warrantless spying or risk a possible perjury investigation, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday. "This is going to have a devastating effect on law enforcement throughout the country if it's not cleared up," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt...
Course gets family involved in child weight control (07/30/07)
DALLAS -- Life for the Washington family has changed. Instead of fast food for dinner, they have grilled chicken and vegetables. Sugary drinks have been replaced with diet soda. Frisbee games in their yard have encroached on television time. It's been more than two months since the Washingtons -- Bill, Sue and their 9-year-old daughter Alana -- completed a family program for children struggling with their weight and now they're trying to stick to their nutrition and fitness goals...
Grandmothers from around world pursue spiritual side to environment (07/30/07)
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. -- Several times a day over three days, 13 women from around the world, several in their 80s, gathered around an open fire as each led a prayer ceremony unique to her native tribe. After each outdoor gathering they moved into a convention center auditorium, where they exchanged ideas and learned about problems that plague the Oglala Lakota who live on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
Highway reopened outside Glacier Park but wildfire keeps lodge empty (07/30/07)
HELENA, Mont. -- A highway near Glacier National Park was reopened Sunday, just a half-mile from a wind-whipped wildfire, but a nearby lodge threatened by the flames remained evacuated. Authorities escorted traffic on U.S. 2 through the area along the southern edge of the park in northwest Montana. Fire managers warned that it could be closed again if the blaze flared up like it did Saturday, when wind kicked it across control lines. A 24-mile stretch of the highway was closed Saturday...
Atlantic tropical storms more than doubled in a century in 2 sharp steps (07/30/07)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of tropical storms developing annually in the Atlantic Ocean more than doubled over the past century, with the increase taking place in two jumps, researchers say. The increases coincided with rising sea surface temperature, largely the byproduct of human-induced climate warming, researchers Greg J. Holland and Peter J. Webster concluded. Their findings were being published online Sunday by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London...
Havana's Malecon is a constant hive of activity (07/30/07)
HAVANA -- They call it "The Great Sofa" because hundreds of Cubans sit here day and night, year-round. The fabled Malecon seawall, a concrete promenade separating a jammed six-lane boulevard and an often-angry Atlantic, is always crowded -- but never with the same crowd...
Some in diverse Berlin neighborhood protest the arrival of McDonald's (07/30/07)
BERLIN -- Berlin's funky Kreuzberg neighborhood teems with diverse places to eat. It has Chinese and Thai, a laid-back cafe with old sofas and dark German beer, and an Italian coffee bar with artisan-roasted beans and organic provolone. Another flavor -- McDonald's -- will soon join the mix and the arrival of the fast-food giant is causing consternation in Kreuzberg, for decades a stronghold of left-wing, anarchist and anti-globalist sentiment...
Exit polls show loss for ruling party in test for Japanese PM (07/30/07)
TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party suffered humiliating losses in parliamentary elections Sunday after a string of political scandals, exit polls showed, but Abe said he did not plan to resign. The Liberal Democratic Party, which has ruled Japan almost without interruption since 1955, was set to lose its majority in the upper house while the leading opposition party made huge gains, according to exit polls broadcast by Japanese television networks...
Experts: Lax scrutiny, race for profits put safety in a nosedive (07/30/07)
MOSCOW -- The storm was too massive to fly around, but rather than turn back, Captain Ivan Korogodin decided to risk flying over the towering clouds. As the Tupolev-154 approached its maximum operating altitude of 39,400 feet it stalled, went into an uncontrollable spin and slammed into the ground, killing all 170 on board...
Capahas close regular season with doubleheader split (07/30/07)
Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen was not only looking for a final tuneup before the National Baseball Congress World Series, he was also looking for a team that would test his squad. Bolen certainly found both Sunday afternoon as the Capahas had to settle for a hard-earned doubleheader split with the St. Louis Kings...
Area sports digest 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Softball team winstournament title The Heartland Nationals 12-and-under girls softball team won The Battle of Bluff Tournament in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Saturday. The Nationals first beat the Paragould (Ark.) Fusion 13-8 behind the pitching of Ashton Elfrink and two hits by Brandi Glastetter...
Bonds takes pursuit of Aaron on road (07/30/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- All Barry Bonds broke Sunday was his maple bat. Bonds was 1-for-4 with an infield single on the final day of the Giants' homestand, failing to come close to a home run during an 8-5 loss to the Florida Marlins. Still one homer from tying Hank Aaron's record of 755, Bonds takes his quest to a place where his reception figures to be anything but friendly: Dodger Stadium...
Card will keep Reyes in rotation (07/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Anthony Reyes' first win for the St. Louis Cardinals since the World Series opener will earn him another start. A day after Reyes ended a streak of 12 straight regular-season losses with a 5-2 victory over fading Milwaukee, the 25-year-old right-hander remained on the active roster...
Watson stumbles on final hole but wins Senior British Open (07/30/07)
Tom Watson survived a double bogey at the last hole Sunday to win his third Senior British Open in five years. A five-time Open winner on the regular tour and master of Scottish links courses, Watson went to the 72nd hole at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland, with a three-shot lead. But he fired his tee shot into a fairway bunker and then needed two to get out, bringing back memories of his final-round collapse in the U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits three weeks ago...
Contador rolls to victory (07/30/07)
PARIS -- Alberto Contador won the doping-scarred Tour de France on Sunday, a new, young and unlikely winner for the three-week race shaken to its core by scandals. The 24-year-old rider for the American Discovery Channel team was the youngest champion since Jan Ullrich of Germany in 1997. He also was the first Spaniard to win the crown since the last of Miguel Indurain's five titles in 1995...
St. Louis adds ex-Cardinals guard to mix (07/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams signed former Arizona Cardinal guard Milford Brown and released Chris Massner on Sunday. "He's a right guard and he'll be in competition for one of our guard spots," St. Louis coach Scott Linehan said after the first of two workouts at Rams Park...
Stewart plants kiss on bricks at Indy (07/30/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Stewart once said he'd trade all his wins and trophies for just one victory at his beloved Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he's got two, and they couldn't be more different. The first gave him peace. The second was pure joy...
Baseball inducts Gwynn, Ripken (07/30/07)
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn took their place in baseball's shrine Sunday, saluted as much for their Hall of Fame careers as their character off the field. Commissioner Bud Selig and a record crowd came to cheer them and all that was good about the game...
Cards brew another comeback (07/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The Milwaukee Brewers' NL Central lead is nearly gone after another terrible week on the road. Ryan Ludwick's bases-loaded walk broke an eighth-inning tie, Albert Pujols followed with a three-run double and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Brewers 9-5 Sunday...
Clearing some items off the desk (07/30/07)
I've had a busy week here at the newspaper office, with tips flooding in about new business openings and news releases from area businesses touting new people and new products. It is now desk-cleaning time. I've got details about a new study of training needs of regional employers, a new hotel that will be built near Center Junction and several other tidbits. ...
Liberal activists take campaign against Fox News to advertisers (07/30/07)
NEW YORK -- Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network. MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. ...
Magazine to publish Grisham essay (07/30/07)
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- John Grisham's essay about his life in high school is expected to bring in record sales for his alma mater's literary magazine this year. "I wrote him asking if he would write a letter to the students that we could use as an introduction," said April Holifield, the sponsor for Melange, the magazine of poetry, short stories, essays and art work produced by students at Southaven High School...
People on the move 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Contours Express owner goes to convention; Broker achieves teaching certification; Jackson real estate agent goes to other agency; CPU Inc. hires senior network engineer; Assistant manager named at Capaha Bank; SEMO NASV names two new board members; Two agents achieve manager designation
Assessments differ on stock market's course (07/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- Little more than a week ago, Wall Street cheered as the Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high, just a hair above 14,000 -- up 1,000 points in three months. Then on Thursday, stocks lurched into reverse. The Dow plunged more than 300 points as panicky investors worried that tightening credit might cripple the stock market and the economy. The Dow tumbled another 200 points Friday for a 4.2 percent loss for the week...
China thwarts liability lawyers (07/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- When Mark Lanier, a liability lawyer in Houston, took the case of a 6-year-old girl who choked to death on a toy, he tried suing everybody in the supply chain: the fast-food restaurant that sold the toy in a children's meal, the American importer and the toy's Chinese man­ufacturer...
From hard knocks to hungry flocks: Two friends open Nehemiah's Diner and set a new path for their lives (07/30/07)
In the Bible, the book of Nehemiah tells the story of a Persian governor of Judea who, in the span of 13 years, rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem. After a two-year absence, Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem and, appalled by the corruption he finds, leads the restoration of orderly public worship and obedience to the laws of Moses...
Legia Eakins (07/30/07)
Legia I. Eakins, 83, of Jackson died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Ron Matthew (07/30/07)
Ron Matthew, 61, of Cape Gir­ar­deau died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at his Hayti residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Sandra Flowers (07/30/07)
Sandra Pearl Flowers, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar­deau. She was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Pearl Edward and Mamie Elizabeth Gray Farrow. Survivors include two sons, Darrell Trickey of St. ...
Elizabeth Beardslee (07/30/07)
Elizabeth Beardslee, 89, of Benton, Mo., died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 17, 1918, in Sagmore, Pa., daughter of George and Ann Sovitch Garber. She married Maurice Beardslee June 18, 1940, in Detroit. He died Oct. 21, 2001...
Janssen Coonts (07/30/07)
Janssen Ray Coonts, 27, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1979, in Cape Girar­deau, son of Danny Ray and Jan Frances Rhodes Coonts. He is survived by his mother, Jan Rhodes of Cape Girardeau; father, Danny Ray Coonts of Scott City; stepmother, Mary Coonts of Scott City; three brothers, Clarence Biggerstaff of Cape Girardeau, Daniel Coonts of Jackson and Michael Coonts of Scott City; three sisters, Samantha Coonts of Scott City, Ladonna Kennedy of Cape Girardeau and Erin Kluesner of Chaffee, Mo.. ...
Michael Strong (07/30/07)
Michael Ernest "Turtle" Strong, 49, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at his residence. He was born Dec. 26, 1957, in Cape Gir­ar­deau, son of Mulley Edward and Ernestine Douglas Strong. Strong worked as a backhoe operator for Big River Cable Company and was of the Congregational Methodist faith...
Ava Emerson (07/30/07)
Ava Allene Emerson, 93, of Morley, Mo., died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Oct. 27, 1913, at Maynard, Ark., daughter of Alph and Gussie Johnston Evans. She married Jim Mac Emerson Jan. 21, 1939 in Blytheville, Ark. He died April 5, 1991...
Robert Feldmeier (07/30/07)
Robert Louis Feldmeier, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir­ardeau. He was born Sept. 12, 1911, in Valmeyer, Ill., son of Samuel H. and Wilhelmine Koenigsmark Feldmeier. He and Clara Goeddel were married on Nov. 11, 1939, in Waterloo, Ill. She died April 22, 2007...
Births 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Kirn; Shaikh; Douglas; McDowell; Eads; Colyer
Cape/Jackson police report 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Assault; Theft; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Cape/Jackson fire report 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department n At 8:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of North Pindwood Drive. n At 10:44 p.m., emergency medical service at 2000 Yorktown Drive. n At 12:16 p.m., emergency medical service in the 8000 block of Highway 74...
Out of the past 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Cape Girardeau County food stamp recipients may soon be required to participate in public works projects under a federal workfare program being considered by the County Court; the program would be patterned after a similar pilot program operating in Greene County...
Correction 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Route AB (07/30/07)
The Route AB extension in Cape Girardeau County has moved at a bureaucratic pace the past several years. Those who travel Interstate 55 near exit 91 -- the Nash Road/Route AB exit that serves the Southeast Regional Port Authority, the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and industrial-development areas on both sides of the interstate between Cape Girardeau and Scott City -- are no doubt looking forward to the completion of the project, which will connect the interstate with Highway 25 to the west at Blomeyer.. ...
Speak Out 7/30/07 (07/30/07)
Hilly campus; Drug tests for drivers; Immigration lottery; Deer in the evening; The last customer; School nepotism?; More classes, choices; Weeds at state park; Great work; Customer service; Good location; Testing is good; Security turnaround; Bad policy; Municipal band
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