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Stories from Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cape teen shot in chest; suspect arrested (08/25/07)
A Cape Girardeau teen was shot in the chest with a handgun early Saturday morning following what Cape Girardeau police believe was the result of an ongoing dispute between shooter and victim. Antonio Johnson, 17 was struck in the upper left chest area at his home at 1205 S. Ellis St. around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, police said in a statement...
Gov. Blunt picks date for special election (08/25/07)
Party leaders seem content with Gov. Matt Blunt's decision to put off until Feb. 5 a special election for Cape Girardeau's seat in the Missouri House. Blunt announced the election date late Friday. In an e-mail response to a telephone message, spokeswoman Jessica Robinson pointed out that Feb. 5 is the next date when voters across the state will be going to the polls. The special election in Cape Girardeau and two other vacant districts will coincide with the presidential primary election...
Dog-chewed Vick trading cards temporarily yanked from eBay (08/25/07)
The same morning that NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty in federal court to bankrolling gambling on dogfighting and helping kill some pit bulls, eBay yanked the charity auction orchestrated by a local artist to benefit animal shelters. In a decision that artist Rochelle Steffen said shows eBay is "not dog-friendly," the online trading company temporarily pulled the series of 22 Michael Vick trading cards from its site Friday morning...
110-year-old not impressed with her age (08/25/07)
Florence Poe's party at Fountainbleau Lodge to celebrate her turning 110 years old featured a five-piece orchestra, a crowd of more than 200 people and two 10-foot-plus buffet tables laden with goodies. But age doesn't mean much to Florence. "It doesn't impress me," the Farmington native said when asked about turning 110...
Emerson starts agricultural tour in Jackson (08/25/07)
The House of Representatives' version of the 2007 Farm Bill "is actually quite good," U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Friday as she kicked off her annual agricultural tour. The measure, which was approved in the chamber July 27 with only 19 Republican votes including Emerson, represents compromise in the face of budget constraints, the six-term Cape Girardeau lawmaker said. "We had to have a strong bill out of the House protecting mid-South agriculture," Emerson said...
New kindergarten class leaves teacher without a room (08/25/07)
Joan Howard stands before her second set of music students, she and her portable keyboard, and repeats the rules for the 14th time during the week. No fiddling with desktops. Sit up straight to sing. Feet go on the floor, hands on the desk or in laps. No chewing gum or candy, for safety reasons...
2007 barbecue festival biggest in Cape history (08/25/07)
With names like "Pork Brothers of Different Mothers," "Piggin' & Grinnin'" and "Smokus Pokus," it's obvious that today's BBQ Fest at Arena Park will be full of flavor -- in personality, if not in cuisine. This year's festival will be the biggest in the city's history, organizers say, with 52 teams huddled around the shady Arena park. ...
Lilbourn robbery suspects charged in federal court (08/25/07)
The three local men charged with the Aug. 17 bank robbery in Lilbourn, Mo., had their initial appearance in federal court Friday. Keith D. Moon, 18, Darnell W. Moon, 19, both of Cape Girar-deau, and Lance L. Lewis, 21, of Sikeston, Mo., appeared Friday morning before federal judge Lewis M. Blanton...
Panel: Missouri not violating voting rights of mentally ill (08/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A three-judge federal appeals panel -- one that included retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- has ruled against an advocacy agency and a Kansas City man who felt the state denied voting rights to certain mentally ill people...
Mapping change could be costly for some who live near Mississippi River (08/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal remapping process could mean that thousands of Missouri and Illinois residents living along the Mississippi River pay more for flood insurance. Currently, homeowners in areas behind levees protecting against 100-year floods are exempt from having to purchase flood insurance. That may change, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday...
Car owners upset vehicles were towed (08/25/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police ticketed and towed more than a dozen vehicles parked along a motorcade route for President Bush, prompting angry protests from some owners who said they were never told to move their cars. The Secret Service, along with city and police officials, said the route through the Country Club Plaza area was clearly marked with emergency "No Parking" signs on Monday, about 24 hours before ticketing and towing the 14 vehicles...
Ebert withholds thumb from reviews (08/25/07)
Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert has turned thumbs down on thumb reviews for "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper." Ebert, who is negotiating a new contract with the syndicated TV show's distributor, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, is a copyright holder on the signature "thumbs up-thumbs down" judgment that's part of each film review...
Bush to mark Katrina anniversary in New Orleans, Miss. Gulf Coast (08/25/07)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush will return to the Gulf Coast next week, two years after Hurricane Katrina's massive strike. Bush will fly into New Orleans on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the anniversary of the storm, he is expected to examine recovery efforts in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast...
Northern Illinois tries to hold off flooding; FEMA chief sees damage in Minn., Wis. (08/25/07)
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. -- More rain pushed flood waters higher in northern Illinois on Friday, threatening further havoc in a region where days of torrential thunderstorms have swamped thousands of homes and left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity...
Teen unlocks iPhone from AT&T network (08/25/07)
NEW YORK -- Armed with a soldering iron and a large supply of energy drinks, a slight, curly haired teenager has developed a way to make the iPhone, arguably the gadget of the year, available to a much wider audience. George Hotz of Glen Rock, N.J., spent his last summer before college figuring out how to "unlock" the iPhone, freeing it from being restricted to a single carrier, AT&T Inc...
Utah community rallies around miners' families (08/25/07)
HUNTINGTON, Utah -- Relatives of six men trapped in the depths of a mountain coal mine were once content to let their mine boss speak for them. But after Bob Murray offended them at several meetings, and now that he has said the rescue efforts will soon halt, the families have grown more comfortable going public with their outrage...
Bomb from U.S. fighter jet kills 3 British soldiers, wounds 2 in Afghanistan (08/25/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. warplane mistakenly dropped a 500-pound bomb on British troops after they called for air support in Afghanistan, killing three soldiers and seriously wounding two others in an accident that could reignite debate about America's heavy use of air power...
China and Japan set to launch unmanned lunar missions (08/25/07)
TOKYO -- Japan claims its project is the biggest since Apollo. China says it is readying its probes to study the lunar surface to plan a landing. With Asia's biggest powers set to launch their first unmanned lunar missions -- possibly as early as next month -- the countdown has begun in the hottest space race since the United States beat the Soviet Union to the moon nearly four decades ago...
Jackson launches swim program with diverse group (08/25/07)
Jackson's first-year boys swimming team is comprised of a diverse group of athletes, including four seniors who have never swam competitively, a student who scored a 36 on the ACT and a junior whose sweet tooth for cake one afternoon is the cause of his joining the team...
Redhawks swept in opener (08/25/07)
MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team opened its season Friday with a loss to one of the nation's premier squads. Ohio State, ranked 16th, rolled past the Redhawks 30-24, 30-22, 30-19 in the opening match of the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge...
An upstream battle (08/25/07)
When Dustin Kaminskey first learned a couple months ago that Jackson High School would start a fall swim team for his senior year, he felt some mixed emotions. Kaminskey, who had swam competitively for close to eight years, was restricted indefinitely from competing and told he might never swim again in April 2006 after separating his voice box from his trachea and severing his carotid artery and a vein in his neck in an automobile accident...
Chaffee softball notches first win of season over Scott City (08/25/07)
The Chaffee softball team rode the pitching of Madeline Kiefer and late offense to its first win of the season. Kiefer fired a four-hitter, with four strikeouts and no walks, as the Red Devils defeated host Scott City 6-0 Friday. Both squads are 1-2...
Indians' passing lights up the sky (08/25/07)
FARMINGTON -- The timing between Jackson's Marcus Harris and Matt Lang looked impeccable during Friday night's football jamboree. The Indians' duo struck for two touchdowns against St. Clair in Jackson's jamboree opening session on the rainy FieldTurf at Farmington High School...
Universal outreach (08/25/07)
Britinni Carter spent 10 weeks working at Universal Studios in Florida, but it wasn't glamorous. She served fast food and worked a restaurant cash register. Carter, 19, participated in Project Orlando, run by Southeast Missouri State University's Campus Outreach office...
Joy of the Lord in life (08/25/07)
They say laughter is tremendous therapy. As stress depletes the body, so laughter can recharge it. Thousands of years prior to studying the physiology of laughter, the writer of Proverbs composed this line: "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." (Proverbs 17:22)...
Briefly (08/25/07)
The Rock International Ministries opens church The Rock International Ministries (TRIM) has opened at 127 West Main St. in downtown Jackson. Senior pastor is the Rev. Thomas D. White, a 1997 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a published author. ...
Review set for pregnancy weight advice (08/25/07)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Before Jennifer Lepine became pregnant, she heard other soon-to-be moms say she should "eat for two." But that conflicted with what her doctor told her: Consume only 300 extra calories a day and gain no more than 35 pounds. The slightly overweight suburban Atlanta woman decided to ignore her friends and watched what she ate after she became pregnant with her first child. ...
Putting the fire of God in you (08/25/07)
I have a healthy and abiding respect for fire. That's putting it mildly. In fact, fire scares me to death. When the acolytes carry the light of Christ down the main aisle of the sanctuary each Sunday morning, I sometimes think to myself, "I'd better run the matches under water just to be on the safe side."...
Queen guitarist Brian May awarded astrophysics doctorate (08/25/07)
LONDON -- Guitarist and songwriter Brian May has completed his doctorate in astrophysics -- three decades after he put academia on hold to form the rock group Queen. The rocker was awarded his qualification Thursday by London's Imperial College and said submitting his thesis, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," to supervisors was as nerve-racking as any stadium gig...
Earlene Meystedt (08/25/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Earlene Meystedt, 71, of Anna died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Carrier Mills Nursing Home in Carrier Mills, Ill. She was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Earl and Minerva Watson Meystedt. Meystedt was a member of First United Methodist Church...
Pauline Bumgardaner (08/25/07)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Pauline Bumgardaner, 88, of Perkins died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar­deau. She was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Joseph P. and Dadie Ruthetta London Kennedy. She and Marion Bumgardaner were married Oct. 25, 1941. He preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1991...
Mary Moll (08/25/07)
Mary Margaret Moll, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Chateau Girar­deau Health Center. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Anna Vails (08/25/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Anna Laura Vails, 85, of Dexter died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. She was born May 27, 1922, in Corinth, Miss., daughter of David and Lydia Newman Cox. She and Harley E. Vails Sr. were married Feb. 24, 1940. He died Oct. 17, 2002...
Births 8/25/07 (08/25/07)
Frazier; McKnight; Dillingham; Fuller; Huckstep; Coy; Moore; Coryell
Fire report 8/25/07 (08/25/07)
n At 8:27 p.m., emergency medical service on the Riverfront. n At 1:21 a.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Kingshighway. n At 5:56 a.m., emergency medical service in the 3400 block of Old Hopper Road. n At 8:15 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Thomas Drive...
Police report 8/25/07 (08/25/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Assaults; Thefts; Jackson: Summons; Arrests
Out of the past 8/25/07 (08/25/07)
After being shut off for several weeks, work will begin soon to refurbish the historic Courthouse Park fountain, thanks to efforts spearheaded by the Cape Girardeau Fire Department; city firefighters will provide the know-how and elbow grease needed to rework the fountain...
Food stamps benefit everyone in Missouri (08/25/07)
By Christine Woody Missouri's representatives in Congress left Washington early in August to spend a few weeks back home with us, their constituents. As citizens, we have a patriotic duty to let the men and women of our delegation know what we think about the issues and how we expect them to represent our wishes...
Paying for parks (08/25/07)
Cape Girardeau's service clubs and recreational leagues have been vital to the city's park system. Perhaps too vital. Residents of the city pay $1.2 million in taxes every year to the parks division. None of that money is budgeted for new equipment like new swing sets or shelters. ...
Speak Out 8/25/07 (08/25/07)
Terrible crossing; School security; More supplies; Housing subsidies; Great-looking park; Taxpayers pay
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