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Stories from Monday, August 27, 2007

Knudtson opts not to run for House seat (08/27/07)
Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson won't run for the legislative seat vacated by Nathan Cooper. In a statement issued this afternoon, Knudtson said he had called Holly Lintner, chairwoman of the Republican Party's 158th Legislative District committee to take his name out of consideration...
Southeast's Williams poem published (08/27/07)
Southeast Missouri State University's manuscript by prize-winning poet William Carlos Williams is no longer unpublished. This summer the respected international literary journal The Paris Review included a copy of the poem, "About a Little Girl," in its summer edition...
Sales tax extension won't be on Nov. ballot (08/27/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners have decided not to ask voters for an extension of the half-cent sales tax for law enforcement this November. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said Thursday that, for the time being, the county will not ask voters to renew the tax that expires Sept. 30, 2008. The deadline for placing items on the November ballot is Tuesday...
MoVip off to smooth start (08/27/07)
With the exception of some late materials, students enrolled in the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program have nearly everything they need to start the inaugural school year. MoVIP teachers have been calling students all week to make an initial contact and start assigning work. The teachers on the elementary level are required to have set hours for student will be able to contact them. The hours must be a mix of day, night and weekend availabilities...
Birthday brings cause for celebration (08/27/07)
Just over a year ago, Sahara Aldridge celebrated her 12th birthday as best she could. But she and her family were scared and plagued with worry about what the future would bring. Just weeks before, Sahara had been diagnosed with a rapidly growing, cancerous tumor on her brain stem...
Litter of rescued puppies thriving, finding new homes (08/27/07)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Noah's the liveliest. Four-Toes has a dachshund face. Two-Toes has white markings on two paws and was the litter's smallest puppy. She sits when offered a piece of hotdog. Someone in Arizona wants to adopt Faith, who's white with black spots. Patience is so named because she has none...
Chewed-up Michael Vick cards rack up big bucks on eBay (08/27/07)
Two days after putting her chewed up Michael Vick trading cards back on eBay, Cape Girardeau artist Rochelle Steffen has garnered international attention, sparked a trend of chewed up merchandise sales and earned $5,900 for "very good" things, according to the auction details...
Sikeston couple arrested for robberies (08/27/07)
A Sikeston couple has been arrested for the robberies of two local businesses. On Tuesday, Aug. 21 around 8:45 p.m., the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a report of a robbery which occurred at Southside One Stop at 1157 S. Main in Sikeston. The following day, Aug. 22, around 2:30 p.m., the department received another report of a robbery at Fas Gas located at 109 East Street in Sikeston...
CycleWerx Crankfest 07 (08/27/07)
About 100 cyclists participated in the third annual event that's part of the National Off-Road Bike Association series.
Community cuisine 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
St. Rose of Lima Parish picnic planned Sunday The annual St. Rose of Lima Silver Lake Picnic will feature a 1:30 to 7 p.m. smorgasbord dinner Sunday in the air-conditioned hall at St. Rose of Lima Parish, nine miles west of Perryville, Mo., on Route T. The menu includes kettle beef and fried chicken dinners. Carry-outs will be available. There will be quilt bingo, picnic games, refreshments and prizes, plus live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m...
Raising the grandchildren (08/27/07)
After a summer break, the Grandparent's Support Group regrouped for another year of learning, sharing, supporting and revisiting things they already know about raising children. The group members, who meet at the University of Missouri Extension office in Jackson, are faced with the special challenges of raising children other than their own and get support from the group. ...
Experimental treatment slows tumor's growth (08/27/07)
Sahara Aldridge was originally treated at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center, using the conventional methods of chemotherapy, radiation and drug treatment. But last December doctors told the Aldridge family that the treatment wasn't stopping the growing tumor on her brain stem. They recommended more radiation and chemotherapy, and warned the family of possible extreme side effects...
Rotarian honored with holiday (08/27/07)
Henry Phelps earned his reputation as a handyman. "I don't know how many times in my life I've said he can do anything in life he puts his mind to," said his son, Dan Phelps. "He's remodeled a bathroom, he made a bathroom upstairs. He's just ingenious when it comes to fixing things. People around the neighborhood and across town, if they have a problem with a lawn mower or a sink they call Henry and he'll go there and help them out."...
Community digest 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
Fall luncheons set at Magnolia Manor; Girls, boys invited to Back to School pageant; Fast mice and heavy betting to raise funds ; Olmsted village hosts catfish days Sept. 14, 15; Benefit dinner planned Sept. 15 for Carrie Hale; Open beauty pageant to be held in Jonesboro; Nominations sought for Missouri Arts Award
Mo. Supreme Court declines to decide fundraising issue (08/27/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has taken a pass on whether politicians must return the unlimited donations they raised during the first six months of this year. The Supreme Court last month reinstated Missouri's campaign contribution limits while striking down a 2006 law that had removed them...
Judge agrees to block new Mo. abortion law (08/27/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge Monday agreed to temporarily block enforcement of a new Missouri law aimed at increasing regulation of abortion clinics. U.S. District Judge Otrie Smith granted a request from Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri for a temporary injunction, saying he will hold a Sept. 10 hearing to determine whether to make the injuction permanent...
Off-duty police officer kills teenager in robbery attempt (08/27/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Nearly two weeks after a police officer was slain, allegedly by a teenager, an off-duty police officer shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who tried to rob her, police said Sunday. The teen was one of two youths who tried to rob the officer at gunpoint after she parked her car near her home shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, officials said. A handgun was found near his body...
Plan to modernize area clashes with homeless (08/27/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Lucas Park was once a refuge for the rich from the grit of the city. Now, it offers refuge for the homeless, who are accused of panhandling, littering and publicly urinating in the park, which is in the heart of a loft district. City Hall has a new strategy for dealing with the problem...
Teen declines Navy ROTC scholarship (08/27/07)
CHICAGO -- The Navy offered the scholarship, then rescinded the money, then offered it again last week. But family members said Sunday that a Loyola University freshman no longer wants the Navy's full college scholarship to enlist in its ROTC program...
A look at the Big Mac at 40 (08/27/07)
BIG MAC ATTACK: The Big Mac was thought up in 1967 by Jim Delligatti, who owned a McDonald's store near Pittsburgh. The sandwich sold for 45 cents. Today, the burger costs about $2.75. GLOBAL FLAVOR: Around the globe, the Big Mac's ingredients follow its catchy jingle: Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. A notable exemption is India, where the burger is called the Maharaja Mac and is made with chicken...
Officials continue search for 6 trapped Utah coal miners (08/27/07)
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Despite three weeks of drilling and digging that have revealed no signs of life from six men trapped inside a collapsed coal mine, officials said Sunday the search was continuing. Federal and mine company officials said a seventh borehole was being punched into the Crandall Canyon mine and that a special robotic camera was being lowered into a hole drilled during previous efforts to find the men...
Cause to celebrate: Big Mac turns 40 (08/27/07)
CHICAGO -- Few people would eat a 40-year-old sandwich. But don't tell that to the millions who flock to McDonald's each year to chow down on a Big Mac. The triple-decker burger, which helped breed America's super-size culture and restaurants' ever-expanding jumbo meals, is turning 40...
Hawaii's first ferry sets sail despite environmental concerns (08/27/07)
KAHULUI, Hawaii -- Loaded with people paying a discount fare of just $5, the $95 million Hawaii Superferry made its maiden run Sunday with a rushed launch for a three-hour voyage to Maui -- the first passenger ferry service between the islands. Legal problems threatened to beach the giant catamaran like one of the whales that environmentalists fear it will run over, so the company moved up the debut by two days...
Castro signs new political essay without mention of his health (08/27/07)
HAVANA -- Fidel Castro signed a lengthy essay published Sunday saluting a Cuban political figure but giving no hint of how he is feeling, even amid rampant rumors of his death. The 81-year-old Castro has not been seen in public in over a year and has not even appeared in official photographs or video footage since taping an interview with Cuban state television June 5...
Iraqi P.M. lashes out at critics (08/27/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's embattled prime minister lashed out at American critics Sunday, saying Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats who have called for his ouster should "come to their senses" and stop treating Iraq like "one of their villages." Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki also lambasted the U.S. military for raids in Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad, adding new strains ahead of next month's showdown in Washington over the future of the U.S. mission...
Officials continue search for 6 trapped coal miners (08/27/07)
Despite three weeks of drilling and digging that have revealed no signs of life from six men trapped inside a collapsed coal mine, officials said Sunday the search was continuing. Federal and mine company officials said a seventh borehole was being punched into the Crandall Canyon mine and that a special robotic camera was being lowered into a hole drilled during previous efforts to find the men...
Idaho crews brace for tough day fighting blaze (08/27/07)
BOISE, Idaho -- Firefighters on Sunday braced for a second day of windy weather that has stoked a huge wildfire and forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes. The blaze near the mountain town of Ketchum in central Idaho surged Saturday, when wind also grounded firefighting aircraft, but Sunday officials said no buildings had been lost and no one had been seriously injured...
Ohio, Michigan begin work to clean up flood damage (08/27/07)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio residents removed piles of waterlogged carpet, couches and upended refrigerators from their homes Sunday as they began the cleanup from recent flooding that Gov. Ted Strickland called "devastating." Strickland and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials surveyed damage in the heavily flooded northwest Ohio village of Ottawa, where he walked through the muddy streets...
Latest climate talks focus on business end of global warming (08/27/07)
VIENNA, Austria -- It's the business end of climate change: ensuring that the $20 trillion the world will spend on energy over the next two decades is as environmentally friendly as possible. This week's latest round of talks on global warming, which get under way in Vienna today, will focus on giving governments and private investors tips and incentives to keep a lid on greenhouse gas emissions...
Greek fires reach site of ancient Olympics; at least 60 killed in 3 days (08/27/07)
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- Firefighters backed by aircraft dropped water and foam on the birthplace of the ancient Olympics Sunday to stop wildfires from burning the 2,800-year-old ruins, one of the most revered sites of antiquity. But the fires burning for three straight days obliterated vast swathes of the country and the death toll rose by 11 on Sunday to 60. ...
Redhawks end exhibition play with tie (08/27/07)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team closed its exhibition schedule Sunday with a 1-1 tie against Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. Each team scored on unassisted plays in the opening 15 minutes of the game. Markie McRae put the Indians ahead 1-0 at the 9:55 mark. Southeast countered with a goal by Courtney Alexander at the 12:30 mark, as she beat ASU goalkeeper Brielan Smiechowski...
Bell City wants to have serious fun on its way to a Class 1 title (08/27/07)
Bell City's Rachel Spears, Jessica Abner, Jenny Lathum and Codie Lancaster know how to work hard and have fun. Spears, Abner and Lathum -- three seniors -- and junior setter Lancaster are looking to lead the Cubs to a state title after finishing in fourth place in Class 1 last year. The foursome plans to do this not only by staying after practice to improve their games, but also by mixing in a little dancing, drawing, taco-eating and singing...
Missouri likely to legalize scalping (08/27/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If you're an avid sports fan, chances are fair that you've abetted a crime to get to a game. Not by speeding down the highway to reach the stadium (though you may have done that, too) but by buying a ticket from a scalper. Missouri is one of a dwindling number of states where it remains illegal to re-sell tickets to sporting events for more than face value. ...
Cards claim fifth, series (08/27/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright has dominated most of his foes since the All-Star break. He's been especially tough on the team from his home state. Wainwright, who is from St. Simon, Ga., beat Atlanta for the second straight start with seven sharp innings, Juan Encarnacion homered and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Braves their fifth loss in six games, 4-1 on Sunday...
Golfers get angry when cart is put before the course (08/27/07)
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. -- A Long Island woman is boycotting her favorite course. A man in Florida has published a book and filed lawsuits to defend his rights. A former golf executive thinks the game, under these circumstances, shouldn't even be called golf...
Stricker claims first playoff tournament (08/27/07)
What looked like more heartache for Steve Stricker turned into the sweetest victory of his career. After going 6 1/2 years and 146 tournaments without winning, Stricker birdied four of his last five holes Sunday at The Barclays in Harrison, N.Y., for a stunning turnaround that gave him a 2-under 69 and a two-shot victory over K.J. Choi...
Georgia wins title on walk-off HR (08/27/07)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Make it three straight Little League World Series championships for the United States. Dalton Carriker homered to right in the bottom of the eighth inning as Warner Robins, Ga., beat Tokyo 3-2 in a thrilling title game Sunday...
Two new businesses coming to Cape (08/27/07)
Two companies with big shares of their respective retail markets will be opening new stores in Cape Girardeau in coming months. Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee chain with 13,728 outlets in 40 countries, will be opening a 24-hour coffeehouse with a drive-through at Interstate 55 and William Street in October, according to the business license application. ...
'Superbad' keeps teens on top with $18 million weekend (08/27/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood notched its first $4 billion summer as teen geeks helped Hollywood end the season in record fashion. Sony's "Superbad," the comedy about three dorky high-schoolers trying to score booze for a party, was the No. 1 movie for a second straight weekend with $18 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie raised its 10-day total to $68.6 million...
Wisconsin cat endures cross-county adventure in back of hot moving van (08/27/07)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Annie the cat loves to roam, but she got a bit more traveling experience than she bargained for last month. She sneaked into the back of a truck -- bound for Virginia. After traveling 1,000 miles, the 10-year-old calico roamed in the woods in Roanoke, Va., for 18 days before being caught...
Memo 8-27-07 (08/27/07)
Banks form regional disaster coalition A group of area banks are joining forces with emergency agencies and health departments to provide continued service in the event of disaster. The Bank of Advance, the Bank of New Madrid, the Bank of Missouri, Alliance Bank, Capaha Bank and Security Bank and Trust Co. ...
People on the move 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
Michelle Jones promoted at Bank of Missouri; Area lawyer re-elected to state bar governors; Worley wins awards; Edmonds promoted; Area man wins award at national banquet; Lange becomes certified mortgage specialist; Town and Country Realty closes, joins Exit Realty
First bills for iPhone go into pages of detail (08/27/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The iPhone has given its owners a bad case of information overload. When his first iPhone bill arrived in the mail from AT&T Inc., Dan Sokol got nervous. At more than 30 pages long, it not only itemized every call the Silicon Valley-based consultant had made in July but also every time he used the Internet or sent e-mail...
Indoor tennis courts are a 'class act' at new fitness center (08/27/07)
Back in the woods along Old Orchard Road, two new steel-frame buildings offer a challenge to high-priced fitness clubs in the area. With 57,000 square feet under the roofs, Shawn and Lynn McNally are expanding from offering gymnastics lessons to providing a full-service fitness club complete with the area's only indoor tennis courts and a 25-yard, six-lane indoor swimming pool. The Class Act Family Fitness Center will also offer gymnastics classes, a weight room and massage therapy...
Judith Watkins (08/27/07)
Judith L. Watkins, 69, of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 27, 1937, daughter of James R. and Margaret M. Lutz. She and John H. Watkins were married on Nov. 21, 1956. Watkins was active in the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Anna. She was an elected member of the Friends of the Stinson Library and was recently elected to serve as president...
Dick Davis (08/27/07)
Dick Davis, 94, of Oran, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Dec. 2, 1912, in Batesville, Miss., son of James and Lula Bankston Davis. He and Mary E. Buell were married Feb. 18, 1935. She died April 20, 2005. Davis was a farmer...
Cape fire report 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:n At 4:43 p.m., a medical assist in the 2700 block of Flora Hills Drive. n At 7:40 p.m., a medical assist in the 2500 block of Greenway. n At 10:36 p.m., a medical assist in the 3400 block of William Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
Arrests; Arrest
Out of the past 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
Residents along Terry Lane and Laura Lane near Walker Creek are mopping up the aftermath of the worst flooding in Cape Girardeau in five years; most of the residents in the area have mud-packed floors, soaked carpets and water-stained furniture as the result of the flash flooding of Walker Creek...
Comprehensive plan (08/27/07)
Cape Girardeau's new draft comprehensive plan is big. Thick with maps, history, case studies, data and recommendations, the draft is the city's latest tool for determining the town's long-term future. The city paid the consulting firm, Arcturis, nearly $86,000 to come up with the plan. The city council received it Aug. 16 without much opportunity to look at it before a 30-minute summary by representatives of the firm...
Church is an assembly of believers, not just a structure that can fall down (08/27/07)
To the editor:This is in response to the "Just ain't so" Speak Out comment. In Bible times a church was not a structure but an assembly of believers. You can destroy all the church buildings you want with fire, wind or rain, but you cannot destroy the church of the living God, which is the fellowship of the people. We are the body of Christ, and he is the head...
Speak Out 8/27/07 (08/27/07)
Bring back TSO; Humane funding; Greek housing; Half a loaf; Not-so-preferred parking; Lacking information; Higher prices
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