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Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Repairing Cape's floodwall (09/05/07)
One of the concrete monoliths in the Cape Girardeau floodwall will be replaced as part of a $9 million rehabilitation project that could begin around the first of the year. The city plans to use the opportunity to create a new pedestrian opening in the wall at that point near the intersection of Water and Independence streets...
Council rejects change to liquor ordinance (09/05/07)
After about a dozen of emotional testimonies Tuesday night, the Cape Girardeau City Council unanimously rejected a proposed change to the city code reducing the distance places that sell liquor have to be from churches and schools. Any business with a liquor license will still be at least 200 feet from such buildings...
SEMO NASV receives grant for $100,000 (09/05/07)
The SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence opened a $100,000 birthday present recently. The Missouri Foundation for Health announced Tuesday it had awarded the grant to NASV, which celebrates its 10th year of existence Sept. 22. Six organizations in Southeast Missouri received grants, including NASV and Saint Francis Medical Center...
Telethon raises money for muscular diseases (09/05/07)
A Labor Day spent answering phones instead of grilling burgers yielded big results for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Twin Rivers Chapter, which services Southeast Missouri and parts of Illinois and Kentucky. The 27th annual local Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, which aired Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., raised $606,354...
Colleges experience surge of new students (09/05/07)
Southeast Missouri State University isn't alone among regional higher education institutions in reporting a surge in this semester's freshman class. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale reported a 12 percent increase in freshman enrollment, while overall on-campus enrollment at SIU increased by 303 students. ...
Good coffee in Cape Girardeau (09/05/07)
Janet Woods-Jackson didn't know anything about coffee a few years ago. "I used to not know how to order coffee when I went out," she says. "Then my daughter took me to Italy for my fiftieth birthday and I tasted good espresso for the first time." When she came back to Cape Girardeau, she realized how hard it was to find freshly roasted coffee in the area...
Tone Def redux (09/05/07)
Two years ago one of Cape's best-loved party bands called it quits -- the immortal Tone Def All-Stars. To this day you can still see their name on stickers at Breakaways -- "I Sure Do Miss the Tone Def All-Stars". Some of the band members have moved away, some have just gotten older, making it harder to imbibe shot after shot of Jagermeister on a regular basis. ...
Bob Camp will never go away (09/05/07)
Love him or hate him Bob Camp has been a fixture on the local music scene for years. With the River City Music Festival (formerly City of Roses) on the horizon, Camp (one of the event's founders) aired his provocative views on the state of the festival today to Banned Promotions' Randy Mallet...
Entertainment (09/05/07)
ARTS THROUGH AUG. 31 The Sikeston Depot Museum will host two photography exhibitions by Teresa Gemeinhardt at its 116 W. Malone Ave., location. For more information visit www.sikestondepot.org. THROUGH AUG. 31 The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will feature the work of Paducah Printmaker Char Downs and Chaffee, Mo., native Michael Landeros. For more information call 334-9233...
Events (09/05/07)
COMMUNITY EVERY WEDNESDAY Cape Alternative Farmers Market: The farmers market is open every Wednesday through Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot north of the Red House Interpretive Center downtown. The market features Missouri-grown strawberries; farm-raised and pastured chickens, eggs and pork; gourmet lettuce and fresh-cut herbs; breads, cakes and pies; gourmet canned items; goat milk soap; plants; fruits and vegetables (watermelons, squash, sweet corn and peppers); and all-natural pork and beef. ...
Lack of power backup could be flaw in the plan (09/05/07)
For one month during the Great Flood of 1993, the Main Street Levee District in Cape Girardeau had to rent a powerful generator to keep pumping groundwater into the Mississippi River and prevent flooding inside the floodwall. The cost was $40,000. The lack of any provision for providing electricity if AmerenUE has a power failure is the flaw levee district president Andy Juden Jr. sees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan to make improvements in the city's flood-control system...
Get ready to groove (09/05/07)
So we all know August is a slow month in the arts and entertainment world of Southeast Missouri. Sure, there are the regular musical events at the local wineries, and there's the return of the students to Southeast Missouri State University. Other than that, things are pretty much dead...
Mo. governor signs bridge legislation (09/05/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Wednesday that supporters say will allow the state to fix more than 800 bridges within five years. Under the plan, called the Safe and Sound Bridge Program, Missouri will drastically speed the repairs of its bridges by awarding a single 30-year contract to fix and maintain 802 of its worst bridges...
Judge grants change of venue for 14-year-old accused of Bloomfield murder (09/05/07)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A judge in the Missouri Bootheel grants a change of venue in the case of a 14-year-old boy accused of first-degree murder. Stoddard County Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp granted the venue change for Owen Welty of rural Bloomfield. The Missouri Supreme Court will determine the site for the trial...
Ste. Genevieve man accused in day care molestations waives preliminary hearing (09/05/07)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri man accused of molesting children at a family-run day care center faces arraignment in October after waiving his preliminary hearing Wednesday. William Huck Sr., 60, is accused of molesting eight children at the home-based day care center operated by his wife in Ste. Genevieve, about 50 miles south of St. Louis. But police say Huck has confessed to molesting 40 children over the past three decades...
Federal officials approve construction of new Missouri River bridge (09/05/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- The Federal Highway Administration has approved an $88-million plan to replace the 70-year-old Amelia Earhart Bridge with a new four-lane overpass. The aging bridge on U.S. 59, which crosses the Missouri River between Buchanan County and Atchison, Kan., was similar in design to the collapsed Minnesota bridge and one of the worst rated in Kansas...
Illinois bridge repairs delayed by lack of money (09/05/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State lawmakers say it's obvious they'll need a lot more money to address structural problems of more than 2,400 Illinois bridges, but it's far from clear when they'll agree to provide the extra cash. Illinois spends millions of dollars each year to repair and replace bridges with the most critical needs. But with not enough money to pay for all the repairs, many bridges wait year after year for attention...
Judge delays trial for alleged serial killer (09/05/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County judge on Tuesday pushed back the trial of a suspected serial killer after defense attorneys claimed Kansas City police were slow to turn over key evidence in the case. Circuit Court Judge John R. O'Malley said Terry Blair will go on trial in March, instead of on Oct. 1...
Blunt signs legislation to spur economy through tax credits (09/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Businesses looking to expand in Missouri gained access to tens of millions of dollars of tax credits Tuesday as Gov. Matt Blunt signed into law an economic development bill passed in a special legislative session. Two parts of the bill took effect immediately, authorizing new tax credits for certain business investors and expanding the Quality Jobs tax breaks for businesses that add jobs with average wages and health benefits...
Idaho senator reconsidering decision to resign in uproar over sex sting (09/05/07)
BOISE, Idaho -- Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening. "It's not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign," said Sidney Smith, Craig's spokesman in Idaho's capital...
Studies: Cutting doctors' hours had limited effect on death rates (09/05/07)
PHILADELPHIA -- Cutting the grueling work hours of doctors-in-training had little effect on reducing patient deaths, according to two large studies. Death rates dropped in one group of patients in veterans' hospitals but not in three other groups, the researchers reported...
Adventurer Fossett's plane goes missing (09/05/07)
MINDEN, Nev. -- Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who has cheated death time and again in his successful pursuit of aviation records, was missing Tuesday after taking off in a single-engine plane the day before to scout locations for a land-speed record, officials said...
Virtual economies have their own Bernankes (09/05/07)
NEW YORK -- Just before U.S. financial markets were roiled by a global credit squeeze this summer, an equally dramatic financial crisis threatened "Second Life," the much-hyped online world. On July 25, the company controlling "Second Life," a computer-simulated online world in which users are free to create whatever life they want, announced that it would no longer allow gambling. Economic activity was cut by nearly half as gambling halls shut down...
Crop-duster pilots graying as airlines, technology thin ranks (09/05/07)
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. -- Paul Gould is a pilot in a career that could be flying into the sunset. His dad was a crop-duster; he didn't want the same for his son. But Paul loved the work too much. Still does, but worries at 49 who will take over when his heart gets weak or eyesight fuzzy...
Hurricanes Felix, Henriette make landfall on same day (09/05/07)
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Felix walloped Central America's remote Miskito coastline and Henriette slammed into resorts on the tip of Baja California as a record-setting hurricane season got even wilder Tuesday with twin storms making landfall on the same day...
Erika Reinagel, Notre Dame High School (09/05/07)
When Notre Dame softball coach Jeff Graviett learned his star leadoff hitter, Paris Burger, would miss this season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, he had the difficult task of finding someone who could replace the junior's consistent ability to get on base and score runs...
Leopold sweeps Meadow Heights (09/05/07)
Leopold remained undefeated in high school girls volleyball Tuesday night, defeating Meadow Heights 25-16, 25-12. Leopold, winners of the recent Woodland tournament, improved to 3-0. Cassi Jansen, Casey Bucher and Maddy Hastings each had seven kills for the Wildcats. Cassie Seiler had 20 assists...
Backfisch blasts HR in Kelly's 10-1 victory (09/05/07)
Kelly's Londyn Backfisch says she is a typical leadoff hitter, using her speed to get on base and score runs. Throughout her softball career, the 5-foot-3 sophomore had never previously hit a home run that cleared the outfield fence, except during practice...
Big 12 coaches not shocked by upset of No. 5 Michigan (09/05/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Millions of college football fans are shocked at Appalachian State's monumental upset of Michigan, but Mack Brown is not one of them. Neither are Dennis Franchione nor Gene Chizik, nor any other Big 12 head coach. For years, they have been talking about the parity creeping into their sport. ...
EIU takes first step in defending title, wins OVC opener (09/05/07)
Eastern Illinois was apparently not flustered by playing in the earliest Ohio Valley Conference opener since 1999. The two-time defending OVC champion Panthers rallied from an early 10-7 deficit Thursday to roll past visiting Tennessee Tech 45-24 Thursday night...
MU's turnover 'Pig' earns Big 12 Player of Week (09/05/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It's not every junior college transfer who plays like Cornelius "Pig" Brown. Brown came to Missouri last year from a community college in California with two years of eligibility remaining. He took over the starting spot at strong safety this season, and had his best game ever in Missouri's 40-34 season-opening win against Illinois Saturday...
Samuel finds positives, negatives in opening loss (09/05/07)
The score of Thursday's season opener at Cincinnati indicated that Southeast Missouri State was simply no match for the Bearcats. And while the 59-3 loss to the Division I-A team was certainly decisive, Southeast coach Tony Samuel came away with several positive impressions about his squad...
Cards move one game out of first with 6-2 win (09/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Joel Pineiro may have found himself a home in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. Pineiro, stuck in the Boston Red Sox bullpen before his trade to St. Louis on July 30, won for the fourth time in six starts as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Tuesday night...
Playoffs may provide big stage for showdown (09/05/07)
Early in the final-round telecast, NBC used a shot of the classic tabletop game "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" to set up an anticipated slugfest between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Nothing tells you a first-class sporting event is about to unfold better than watching TV people rely on puppets to make a point...
Henin slams door on Serena Williams (09/05/07)
NEW YORK -- A sullen Serena Williams exited the locker room, her racket bag slung across two shoulders, her U.S. Open over after a third consecutive Grand Slam loss to Justine Henin. While Williams waited for a courtesy car at the player exit, her mother, who also is her coach, put an arm around her neck for a quick, consoling hug. Mom whispered something, and Williams looked straight ahead, apparently still not in any mood to dissect the defeat an hour after it ended...
Chiefs think complete offensive unit will take care of slow preseason (09/05/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sure, Larry Johnson had just three meaningless carries and quarterback Damon Huard hardly played at all. And yes, everyone knows head coach Herm Edwards is partial to defense, the side of the ball he played on during his younger days...
Rams' injured newcomer hopes to make debut Sunday (09/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Receiver Drew Bennett did not practice Tuesday for the St. Louis Rams but the free-agent signee said he expects to play in the season opener against the Carolina Panthers. Bennett has a strained quad muscle and was held out of practice at Rams Park. However, Bennett believes he will be ready Sunday to make his St. Louis debut against the visiting Panthers...
Modern-day conservatories owe their roots to Italian gardens (09/05/07)
Though most conservatories are found in European homes, U.S. homeowners in this country have been incorporating the designs into renovation and addition projects since the 1970s, which is about the same time that innovations in insulated glass entered the market and made construction more widely accepted, Marston said...
Search continues for perfect apple (09/05/07)
It's crunch time for America's apple growers as they rush their ripening fruit to market. But what once was as simple for consumers as choosing between red and green has become a maze of choice. Some 2,500 named apple varieties are grown in the United States with more than 7,500 produced worldwide, according to the U.S. Apple Association...
Putting the outdoors under glass: Conservatories create magical year-round living under glass (09/05/07)
A new -- or, if you prefer, old -- trend is allowing homeowners to create indoor spaces that allow the outdoors to be enjoyed year-round. Borrowing an idea from the glass houses traditionally used in England as horticultural buildings to grow delicate plants, some high-end homeowners are adding conservatories and orangeries to their residences to combine the comfort of being indoors with the splendor of the great outdoors...
End-of-season specialty dishes (09/05/07)
For those of you who have children, you know it is a family-changing experience going back to school. The notes and papers roll in and begin to collect as we go through them each week, notes from school to be filled out and signed come home on a regular basis, picture packets need to be selected, lunch money deposited, and homework and music practice need to be taken care of. ...
Murray says he was dropping people off during Sweden golf cart incident (09/05/07)
VENICE, Italy -- Nobody worry about me, says Bill Murray. He was just dropping off people after a party when he was stopped in downtown Stockholm driving a golf cart. The police "asked me to come over and they assumed that I was drunk and I explained to them that I was a golfer," Murray told reporters Monday at the Venice Film Festival, where he appeared before the premiere of his new film "The Darjeeling Limited."...
Whoopi defends Vick on 'The View' (09/05/07)
NEW YORK -- So much for the sedate alternative to Rosie O'Donnell on "The View." Whoopi Goldberg used her first day on the daytime chat show Tuesday to defend football star Michael Vick in his dogfighting case. Goldberg said that "from where he comes from" in the South, dogfighting isn't that unusual...
Hester Bollinger (09/05/07)
Hester May Bollinger, 90, of Festus, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1916, at Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Willis and Elsie Carty Myers. She married Dewey Otto Bollinger, who died Aug. 23, 2005. Bollinger was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Festus, Order of Eastern Star 325 and White Shrine of Jerusalem...
Louise Hulshof (09/05/07)
Louise Elizabeth Hulshof, 94, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Heartland Care Rehab Center in Cape Gir­ardeau. She was born Feb. 12, 1913, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of John J. and Bernandine Brauer Brands. She and Bernard W. Hulshof were married Oct. 15, 1935. He died Dec. 30, 2001...
Eugene Russell (09/05/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Eugene A. Russell, 83, of Anna died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Saline County, son of Earl and Ida Mae Crowder Russell. He and Lillian Alberta Sitter were married Dec. 1, 1945, in Eldorado, Ill. She died Aug. 19, 2001...
Wilma Benton (09/05/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wilma Pauline Benton, 89, of Chaffee died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born June 26, 1918, at Tanner, Mo., daughter of Charles Emmit and Tillie Emeline Harmon Romine. She and Wilfred Louis Anselm were married Jan. 28, 1937. He died June 17, 1953. She and William Lee Benton were married Sept. 26, 1957. He died July 2, 1970...
John Bowlin (09/05/07)
John F. Bowlin, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Symsonia, Ky., son of the late Joseph and Verda Farmer Bowlin. He and Wilma Mescher were married Dec. 22, 1946, in Metropolis, Ill...
Shirley Wadlow (09/05/07)
Shirley Ann Nabe Wadlow, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born May 5, 1942, in Telluride, Colo., daughter of Earl Gus and Erma Clara Exler Nabe. She and I. Clyde Wadlow were married Jan. 1, 1974, in Cape Girardeau...
Bill Askew (09/05/07)
William Jennings Askew, 81, of Cape Girardeau passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family, following a three-year battle with cancer. Bill was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jack and Zora Anderson Askew of Cape Gir­ardeau...
Births 9/5/07 (09/05/07)
Maxwell; Kinder; Hellmann; Strohmeyer; Gage; Gilmore; Harris
Cape/Jackson fire report 9/5/07 (09/05/07)
n At 6:09 p.m., an electrical fire in the 2500 block of Lynnwood Drive. n At 6:43 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of North West End Boulevard. n At 6:56 p.m., an electrical problem in the 2500 block of Lynnwood Drive. n At 9:26 p.m., an illegal burn in the 500 block of Bellevue Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 9/5/07 (09/05/07)
Arrests; Arrests
Out of the past 9/5/07 (09/05/07)
Dr. Don Hartman assumes his duties as the new pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ on Jackson Route 1 and St. James United Church of Christ on Jackson Route 2; his wife is the former Sue Kuehle of Cape Girardeau. Among major construction projects in Cape Girardeau is the new critical care building at Saint Francis Medical Center, which is about 30 percent completed; the two-level structure will have floor space of about 38,000 square feet...
Correction 9/5/07 (09/05/07)
The first name of Chaffee High School football player Nathan Cicardi was incorrect in Friday's story about the opening of the high school football season. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Beware the watershed group (09/05/07)
By William Jud By creating the Big River Watershed Group last month, the people of St. Francois County who live in Big River's watershed have presented themselves as living proof of their claim that environmental lead in mining waste damages neural function and causes extreme stupidity...
More freshmen (09/05/07)
Early figures indicate a bright enrollment trend at Southeast Missouri State University. This year's freshman class is more than 20 percent larger than last year's -- an increase that is not reflected at all nearby universities. University officials are attributing the enrollment jump to several factors, one being the attraction to students of the new River Campus for the arts. ...
Home occupancy leads to trouble (09/05/07)
To the editor:My husband and I were recently scammed by a woman who has a lengthy record of rental evictions. Our home was listed with a local real estate agent who had persuaded us to let a preapproved buyer move in a few weeks early, which we reluctantly did. We soon learned that she didn't have a preapproved loan, and the agent's idea of a background check was "if she has a clean car, she is a good person." He never checked her out like he had assured us...
Fund underwrites rural wireless (09/05/07)
To the editor:The Federal Communications Commission is poised to ruin rural wireless service with a proposed rule that would reduce funding to the companies that have been the providers of these services in outstate Missouri. As telephone consumers, wireless and landline, we pay a United Service Fund charge on every bill. ...
Speak Out 9/5/07 (09/05/07)
Police authority; Bailing us out; Deadly souvenir; Not a mistake; Downtown needs help; Not a good idea; A good month; Rude parking; Drive-through litter
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