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Stories from Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Republicans looking for candidate to fill seat (08/28/07)
Cape Girardeau Republicans will have a strong advantage in the February election to replace Nathan Cooper but potential candidates aren't hurrying to take on the race. During a meeting of the county's Republican Central Committee on Monday evening, Diane Diebold, vice-chairwoman of the committee, said no one has stepped up and told her they definitely want to run. ...
Scott County may have found buyer for cemetery (08/28/07)
Scott County commissioners have discovered a way to get paid for their six-month investment in the upkeep of the Forrest Hills Memorial Cemetery in Morley, Mo. They may have even found a buyer. And yet, they are still playing the waiting game, said First District Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn...
Parks board debates sunset on sales tax (08/28/07)
Like a judge polling jury members after a verdict, Mike Keefe asked almost everyone at Cape Girardeau's parks and recreation advisory board meeting Monday the same question. "Would you vote for this more if it had a sunset than if it didn't have a sunset?" asked Keefe, the board's chairman...
Law would add electronic info to state sex offender registry (08/28/07)
Last month, the social networking Web site MySpace announced it had just deleted the online profiles of 29,000 convicted sex offenders, blocking service for those individuals. Now, Gov. Matt Blunt, along with Rep. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, would like to ensure the problem never gets that far again. Blunt supports new legislation which would require sex offenders to register any e-mail addresses and online identities they might have with the sex offender registry...
Sikeston couple charged in two store robberies (08/28/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A married couple with an extensive criminal history allegedly robbed Southside One Stop at 1157 S. Main St. and used their loot to purchase crack cocaine, police said Sometime during a two-day binge, they also allegedly planned their second heist, at Fast Gas on 109 East St. The second heist was foiled, police say, after the suspect appeared to be leaving Fast Gas a little too hastily, drawing an officer's attention...
Cape school board holds first meeting of semester (08/28/07)
The Cape Girardeau school board addressed a nearly empty audience Monday night for their first meeting of the fall 2007 semester. Franklin Elementary School principal Rhonda Dunham shared some news with the board regarding a grant that the school had recently been awarded from the History Channel. According to Dunham, $10,000 was awarded to be used in a history preservation plan centering on the Lorimier Cemetery...
Missouri Supreme Court declines to decide fund-raising refund issue (08/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Political candidates who took large donations must wait until at least Thursday to know whether they must return the money following a Missouri Supreme Court decision to pass the issue to the Missouri Ethics Commission. The Supreme Court, which reinstated Missouri's campaign contribution limits last month, issued a follow-up opinion Monday saying it could not decide whether candidates must refund money they received above the contribution limits...
TV network gives grant to Franklin Elementary (08/28/07)
The Cape Girardeau school board addressed a nearly empty audience for their first meeting of the fall 2007 semester Monday night. Franklin Elementary School principal Rhonda Dunham told the Cape Girardeau School Board that Franklin has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the History Channel...
Region briefs 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
Winners of BBQ Festannounced by Jaycees The winners of last weekend's Cape Girardeau BBQ Fest were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Jaycees. The top three teams selected in each division were: n Overall: Mason Dixon Swines, first; J-Mack Cookers, second; Piggin' and Grinnin', third...
Bridge to be reduced to one lane for repairs (08/28/07)
A bridge on Route BB in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one 10 foot wide lane this week while routine repairs are performed. Crews will work on the bridge from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, weather permitting. The bridge is located three miles west of Route B over Caney Creek. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Winners of BBQ Fest announced by Jaycees (08/28/07)
The winners of last weekend's Cape Girardeau BBQ Fest were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Jaycees. The top three teams selected in each division are as follows:-- Overall: Mason Dixon Swines, first; J-Mack Cookers, second; Piggin' and Grinnin', third...
Sharing a success story (08/28/07)
During a conversation, Taylor Crowe stares you in the eye almost relentlessly. Maintaining eye contact is one of many social skills people tend to take for granted, but for a person with autism, it often proves extremely difficult. "We practiced that and practiced that and practiced that," said David Crowe, Taylor's father. ...
Williams poem published by international literary journal (08/28/07)
Southeast Missouri State University's manuscript by prize-winning poet William Carlos Williams is no longer unpublished. This summer, the international literary journal The Paris Review included a copy of the poem, "About a Little Girl," in its summer edition...
Local author's book published by university (08/28/07)
Dr. Susan Swartwout was skeptical when she originally heard from author Alan Terry Wright regarding the manuscript for his first book, "Murder on Rouse Hill." "I was worried before I read it, because he said part of it was from the point of view of a horse, and I thought, 'OK?'" recalls Swartwout, director of the Southeast Missouri State University Press...
Suspect in Mo. church shooting charged with rape (08/28/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A man accused of opening fire inside a southwest Missouri church was charged Tuesday in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl two days before the deadly shooting spree. Eiken Elam Saimon, 52, is charged with one count of second-degree statutory rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy, both felonies...
Mo HealthNet replaces Medicaid, but has critics (08/28/07)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt lauded Missouri's reshaped Medicaid program as an innovative leap forward in health care for the needy. But opponents, including several Medicaid recipients, said the program leaves hundreds of thousands with inadequate coverage, or no coverage at all...
Kansas City police believe woman tried to flush newborn (08/28/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police are investigating a 20-year-old woman who allegedly tried to flush her newborn son down the toilet at a McDonald's restaurant. Both the baby and the mother, a Kansas City resident who works at the McDonald's, are at the hospital being treated after the Monday afternoon incident. Police said the child is expected to survive...
Mo. foster parents, social worker charged with smoking pot (08/28/07)
GRANBY, Mo. (AP) -- The foster parents of eight children have been accused of smoking marijuana with a state social worker who was checking on a child in their home. Granby foster parents Wayne Anthony O'Neal Sr., 32, and Christel J. O'Neal, 29, along with Nova G. Propes, 44, a caseworker with the Children's Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services, were charged Monday in Newton County Circuit Court with two counts each of second-degree child endangerment...
Blunt orders Mo. troopers to check arrestees' immigration status (08/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- People arrested by Missouri state troopers will undergo immigration status checks, under an order issued by Gov. Matt Blunt. Blunt's order, issued Monday, covers the Missouri State Water Patrol and the Capitol Police, as well as the 1,100-member Missouri State Highway Patrol. It calls for the three agencies to enter an agreement with the federal government under which the state troopers will be authorized to enforce immigration laws...
Judge agrees to block Mo. abortion law (08/28/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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 Ortrie 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 injunction permanent...
Fried lattes, guacamole among foods in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards (08/28/07)
DALLAS -- The entries in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards could entice State Fair visitors back to the deep fryer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are Deep Fried Lattes for a morning jump-start, plus fried chili pie, fried guacamole and a range of crispy desserts including Fried Cookie Dough...
Study: Putting a portable defibrillator in every school may not be worth the cost (08/28/07)
SEATTLE -- A nationwide push to put portable defibrillators in every school, a response to several high-profile student deaths, may not be worth the cost, a new study concludes. The survey of emergency response to schools in the Seattle area over 16 years found that students suffered cardiac arrests only 12 times, and a third of these children had known heart problems...
Gonzales' tenure was an argument against cronyism (08/28/07)
WASHINGTON -- Alberto Gonzales was a case study in cronyism, a nice guy and presidential pal who became attorney general on the strength of those two credentials. He was not up to the job. In the end, Gonzales' greatest achievement may be that he produced a rare note of unanimity among Republicans and Democrats in Washington: They agree his tenure was an unmitigated failure...
Stocks fall after drop in home sales, spike in inventories (08/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pulled back Monday, losing momentum from last week's gains after news that sales of existing homes slipped in July for a fifth straight month stirred concerns about the strength of the economy. Sales of existing homes slowed to their most sluggish pace in nearly five years, while home prices fell for a record 12th straight month. ...
Some parents are beginning potty training at birth (08/28/07)
SUTTON, Mass. -- Thirteen-month-old Dominic Klatt stopped banging the furniture in the verandah, looked at his mother and clasped his right hand around his left wrist to signal that he needed to go to the bathroom. His mother took the diaper-less tot to a tree in the yard, held him in a squatting position and made a gentle hissing sound -- prompting the infant to relieve himself on cue before he rushed back to play...
Helicopters sent to evacuate villagers (08/28/07)
ATHENS, Greece -- Firefighters brought in helicopters and buses Monday to evacuate more than two dozen villages threatened by towering walls of flames that had killed 63 people while ravaging swaths of forest and farmland in Greece's worst wildfire disaster in memory...
Central floats past ND, Jackson (08/28/07)
Central's Caleb Coots, Jackson's Ryan Gibson and Notre Dame's Logan Bollinger swam the 100 butterfly neck and neck Monday at the Central Municipal Pool to earn state-qualifying times. "It was probably the best race of the day as far as excitement," Central coach Dayna Powell said...
Correction (08/28/07)
n In the Aug. 21 edition of the Southeast Missourian, Central softball player Kayla Bredekamp's name was misspelled. Bredekamp went 2-for-3 with a double in Central's 8-0 opening win against Perryville. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Notre Dame cruises in opener (08/28/07)
Notre Dame, the defending state champion in Class 2 boys soccer, opened the season at home Monday with a 10-0 win against Kennett. The game was stopped with about 12 minutes left because of the 10-goal mercy rule. Ryan Willen and Ty Williams both scored two goals for the Bulldogs, while Matt Kiblinger, Trenton Vance, Josh Robert, Chris McMillan, Brock Dirnberger and Nick Wren all added a goal...
Starting QB still a mystery (08/28/07)
Southeast Missouri State football fans eagerly awaiting word on the identity of the Redhawks' starting quarterback for Thursday night's season opener ... well, they'll just have to keep waiting. The smile on coach Tony Samuel's face at his weekly media briefing Monday hinted that he expected the first question to be about the Redhawks' quarterback situation...
Area sports digest 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
Kluesner, Morrowwin horseshoe event Jake Kluesner and Dawn Morrow won the SEMO Horseshoe Association event Sunday at the Knights of Columbus in Jackson. Lachelle Cook and Larry Glastetter placed second, while Ron LeGrand and Todd Elfrink finished third...
Astros fire Garner, general manager (08/28/07)
HOUSTON -- Manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura were fired Monday by the Houston Astros, less than two years after leading the team to its first World Series appearance. Bench coach Cecil Cooper was appointed interim manager and team president Tal Smith will serve as interim general manager...
Romberg wins job at center (08/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The battle for the St. Louis Rams' center position was tough to call, even for the participants. Until Monday, when coach Scott Linehan ended the suspense, Brett Romberg worried he'd be the backup. "Nobody knew who it was until the last second," Romberg said. "I actually thought a little while ago that Andy was going to be the guy and I was kind of a little upset. I just kept working to see if I could persuade their mind a little differently."...
Linehan not worried about sluggish offense (08/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams coach Scott Linehan likes what he sees from his second-team offense. It helps make up for what he hasn't gotten from his starters. The first-team offense scored its first points of the preseason Friday on a 26-yard field goal by Jeff Wilkins in a 20-10 loss to the Raiders. The starters have 20 first downs, 302 yards and three points in 11 series with one game left before the start of the regular season...
Redbirds booked solid for next 34 days (08/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- In all of his years as manager, Tony La Russa cannot remember ever playing the final month of the season without a day off. He and the St. Louis Cardinals are about to find out what it's like. Due to rainouts that have been rescheduled, filling two open dates on the original schedule, the Cardinals will finish the season with 35 games in 34 days and no breaks. ...
La Russa needs win to tie Schoendienst (08/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa is poised to become the winningest manager in St. Louis Cardinals history. Given a choice, he'd prefer to pass on this milestone. That's because the man La Russa needs just one win to catch and two to pass is a Hall of Famer, one of his most trusted lieutenants and a franchise icon...
Vick enters guilty plea, apologizes for lying (08/28/07)
RICHMOND, Va. -- First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates. "I was not honest and forthright in our discussions," the star quarterback said Monday, somber and deliberate and not speaking from notes...
Redbirds booked solid for next 34 days (08/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- In all of his years as manager, Tony La Russa cannot remember ever playing the final month of the season without a day off. He and the St. Louis Cardinals are about to find out what it's like. Due to rainouts that have been rescheduled, filling two open dates on the original schedule, the Cardinals will finish the season with 35 games in 34 days and no breaks. ...
Back to school with lunch box cool (08/28/07)
Lunch boxes are all about taste. Not culinary tastes, though. Cultural taste. During the glory days of the metal children's lunch box, between 1950 and 1985, hundreds of pop culture images found their way onto these simple items: TV stars, music groups, movie scenes, cartoons characters and more. Which one you carried to the cafeteria meant a lot. It defined you...
Faces of 2morrow 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Benjamin A. Martin of Cape Girardeau has been awarded the Governor's Scholarship at Southeast Missouri State University for the 2007-2008 academic year. He was homeschooled and is the son of Chuck and Jean Martin. n Kent G. ...
Science experiment: Make your own 'Cartesian diver' (08/28/07)
Here's a classic science experiment named for René Descartes that will wow your friends. All you need are a few things from around the house. Ingredients 2-liter bottle with cap Eye-dropper Water Instructions STEP 1: Completely fill the 2 liter bottle with water. Fill the eye-dropper 2/3 full of water...
Kathleen Calvert (08/28/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Kathleen Calvert, 92, of Advance died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 1, 1915, at Eminence, Mo., daughter of James and Lucinda Gale Marquies. She and Donald Calvert were married May 13, 1950, in Collinsville, Ill. He died Nov. 25, 1997...
Anna Scowden (08/28/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Anna Scowden, 83, of Advance died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born May 26, 1924, in Brezova, Czechoslovakia, daughter of John and Elizabeth Bzduch Klimek. She and Cleo W. Scowden were married July 12, 1969, at Gordonville. He died Jan. 24, 1991...
Florence Spooner (08/28/07)
Florence Astrid Spooner, 91, of Jackson died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Ottawa, Kan., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shannon. She and Mike Spooner were married in 1936. He died in 1983...
Manuel Upchurch (08/28/07)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Manuel William Lee Upchurch, 81, of Marquand died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, near Marquand. He was born Aug. 21, 1926, at Marquand, son of Homer and Lula Jane Jordan Upchurch. He and Esther Yvonne Mills were married Aug. 4, 1951. Upchurch had been a security guard for Brown Shoe Co...
Walter Lee Sr. (08/28/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Walter F. "Pete" Lee Sr., 68, of Cairo died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Daystar Care Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Urbandale, Ill., son of Arthur and Mary Sams Lee. He married Carol Lee, who died in 2004. Lee had been a security guard with Burkart Foam Manufacturing Plant in Cairo...
Donald Statler (08/28/07)
Donald J. Statler, 82, of Jackson passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Patton, Mo., son of Harley J. and Grace A. McGraw Statler. He and Inez Seabaugh were married Dec. 21, 1946, in Sedgewickville, Mo. Donald was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Coast Guard in the South Pacific...
Births 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
Balsamo; Pingel; Wine; Dodd; Rogers; Essner; McCarty
Cape police report 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
Arrests
Cape fire report 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
n At 11:10 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener Avenue. n At 1:12 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Oak Hills Drive. n At 7:36 a.m., a citizen's assist at 753 Perry Ave. n At 9:50 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Road...
Out of the past 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
Merchants and shoppers on Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau yesterday were confronted with an unusual sight when more than 30 Southeast Missouri farmers, all members of the American Agriculture Movement, drove their tractors to the offices of 8th District Rep. Bill Emerson and his Democratic challenger Jerry Ford; the farmers, demonstrating the economic plight of American agriculture, parked their tractors in the 300 and 400 blocks of Broadway when they arrived, and left them there overnight...
Old Bethel (08/28/07)
All religions have close ties with history. For Christians, it is the history of Jesus that is most important, along with the belief that Christ was resurrected three days after his crucifixion. But no matter the faith or religion, the history of other places and missionaries are important, too. Southern Baptists, for example, honor the history of two missionaries every year. The Lottie Moon Christmas and Annie Armstrong Easter collections go toward domestic and international missions...
Focus is on key learning areas (08/28/07)
To the editor:Gov. Matt Blunt recently celebrated "Back to school" throughout the state with students from preschool to college. His visit in Cape Girardeau focused on elementary students in a technology classroom at Jefferson Elementary School. Data show that Missouri fourth-graders have made gains in math since the early 1990s but rank in the bottom third nationally. ...
Speak Out 8/28/07 (08/28/07)
Space-travel dirt; Biodiesel costs more; Old Bethel thanks; Fewer imports; Dust-bowl highway; Pray for peace; Good magazine; Close the loophole; Neighborhood watch; Any difference?; Approval ratings; Big attraction; Long bus ride; Change the law
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