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Stories from Saturday, September 8, 2007

Cape looking for green light to move traffic signal (09/08/07)
The traffic light at Independence and Pacific streets in Cape Girardeau is working just fine, according to a city official. True, it went from green-yellow-red to a constant flashing pattern five weeks ago, according to Geoff Dial, special projects coordinator for Cape Girardeau's Public Works Department. But that isn't a cause for concern...
Navy center lowers final flag Sunday (09/08/07)
John Wesemann is spending this weekend drilling at the U.S. Navy Reserve Center in Cape Girardeau for the last time. On Sunday, the U.S. flag will be lowered at 4 p.m., marking the closure of the 91-year-old center at 2530 Maria Louise Lane. "It's going to be a sad weekend," Wesemann said. ...
Threat of rain alters music plans (09/08/07)
A rainy forecast caused the River City Music Festival to cancel its outdoor events Friday evening, but some last-minute wrangling kept the event from becoming a wash. Most of the bands scheduled to perform were relocated to Garden Gallery and Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Lounge...
Police: Man broke into site of drug bust to find leftovers (09/08/07)
Most burglars take TVs, DVD players and iPods. Cape Girardeau police say Anthony L. Wilkins broke into the site of a marijuana raid Thursday night hoping to find leftovers after reading about the bust in the Southeast Missourian. The article, which was published Aug. ...
A bigger, better band for Southeast (09/08/07)
Barry Bernhardt is enthusiastic when it comes to music, which is probably what got him into teaching the art. But ask the director of Southeast Missouri State University's bands about this year's Golden Eagles Marching Band and be prepared to listen to him gush...
Fights at Main Street Bar (09/08/07)
Police called for two fights at Main Street bar Police responded to a fight outside the Main Street Bar and Grill at 701 Main St. around 12:30 a.m. Friday. The fight involved two women quarreling over a man, said Cpl. Ike Hammonds of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. ...
Statutory Rape Charges Filed (09/08/07)
Statutory rape charges filed against Cape man Charges of statutory rape and statutory sodomy have been filed against James M. Harris, 33, of 1122 Ranney Ave. The charges allege that Harris had oral and sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old on five occasions, according to public information officer Cpl. Ike Hammonds of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The case is still under investigation...
Injunction sought to stop college building plan (09/08/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state's student loan authority voted Friday to go ahead with a planned payment toward Gov. Matt Blunt's college building initiative, though a judge has set a Tuesday hearing in a lawsuit seeking to stop it. Under a new law backed by Blunt, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority is to pay $350 million over several years to the state to finance dozens of college construction projects and various entrepreneurial investments...
Judge Patricia Breckenridge (09/08/07)
NAME: Patricia Breckenridge AGE: 53. Born Oct. 14, 1953, in Nevada, Mo. EXPERIENCE: private law practice, 1978-1980; assistant municipal judge for city of Nevada, 1979-1982; associate circuit judge in Vernon County, 1982-1990; judge on the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals, 1990-present; chief judge of the district appeals court, 1998-2000; appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court on Friday...
MU interim president opposes limits to stem-cell research in Missouri (09/08/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A proposal to outlaw a form of stem-cell research narrowly endorsed by voters last year has drawn the ire of the University of Missouri's interim president. The constitutional amendment proposed by the group Cures Without Cloning "assaults Missouri" and could "permanently destroy the future of research" at state universities and private labs, system leader Gordon Lamb said in a written statement released Friday...
Law changes maximum age required for child support (09/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Noncustodial parents have to pay child support for their children in college only until they turn 21, after a new law dropped the maximum age by a year. Last week's change could cut off child support for 3,200 current college students older than 21. The new law allows a parent to stop paying after a child turns 21 or fails at least half of his or her courses in a college semester. A parent still can stop paying at 18 if the child does not pursue a higher education...
Blunt selects new judge for Mo. Supreme Court (09/08/07)
NEVADA, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Friday appointed appeals court judge Patricia Breckenridge to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court. Blunt announced Breckenridge's appointment in her hometown of Nevada at the Vernon County Courthouse, where she began her career as a state judge more than 25 years ago...
Job cuts raise fear of recession, pressure Fed (09/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in four years, employers have cut jobs, raising new fears that a deep housing slump and a painful credit crunch could push the economy into a recession. Pressure is building on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. Many economists predict the deteriorating employment climate will lead to a rate cut Sept. 18...
Senate passes legislation increasing financial aid to college students (09/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Friday to increase college financial aid by cutting roughly $20 billion in government subsidies to banks and giving it to students. The bill would boost the maximum Pell grant, which goes to the poorest college students, from $4,310 to $5,400 by 2012...
Owners of nursing home where patients drowned are acquitted (09/08/07)
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. -- The owners of a nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina were acquitted Friday of negligent homicide and cruelty charges for not evacuating the facility as the storm approached. The jury took about four hours to acquit Sal and Mabel Mangano, the husband-and-wife owners of St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish, just outside of New Orleans...
Pilot dies after WWII-era stunt plane crashes at Va. Navy base (09/08/07)
NORFOLK, Va. -- The pilot of a civilian World War II stunt plane died Friday after the plane crashed while practicing just hours before an air show, officials said. Jan Wildbergh, the flight leader with the Skytypers Air Show Team, died following the crash at the Oceana Naval Air Station, team sponsor GEICO Insurance said in a statement...
Osama bin Laden urges Americans to embrace Islam in new video (09/08/07)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden appeared for the first time in three years in a video released Friday, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end...
ND has perfect night in volleyball tourney (09/08/07)
Kelsey Bradshaw finished with 23 digs to lead Notre Dame to two victories Friday on the opening day of the B.A. Promotions Volleyball Classic tournament. The Bulldogs defeated Oak Ridge 25-11, 25-8 and knocked off Kennett 25-13, 25-7. Paige Schumer recorded eight aces against Kennett. She had 16 service points and nine assists...
Jackson holds on for 21-12 victory (09/08/07)
JACKSON -- Jackson's Tyler Martin positioned himself in his usual defensive stance with a lot of thoughts running through his mind with a little over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Friday. Martin, a three-year starter for the Indians, said he was not only thinking about stopping the Parkway North offense, which was attempting to convert a two-point conversion that would have tied the score 14-14. ...
Redhawks suffer four-game loss to Billikens in tourney (09/08/07)
Southeast Missouri State's volleyball team jumped out to a quick start Friday night. The Redhawks defeated Saint Louis University in the first game, but couldn't maintain the momentum as the Billikens won the next three in their Santo Bento Volleyball Invitational. Saint Louis won the match 25-30, 30-25, 30-18, 30-28...
Rams handle Portageville with ease (09/08/07)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City had to scratch and claw to win its season opener at Malden last week. The Rams had a much easier time Friday night in their 2007 home debut. Scott City rode a second straight dominant defensive performance to a 32-0 shutout of outmanned Portageville...
NMCC hangs 61-16 loss on Tigers (09/08/07)
Cape Girardeau Central ran back the opening kickoff of Friday night's game for a touchdown, but the remainder of the game belonged to host New Madrid County Central, as the Eagles claimed a 61-16 victory. Thanks to an 84-yard kickoff return by Cantrell Andrews and a 27-yard field goal by Tyler McNab on the Tigers' first two possessions of the game, Central led 10-0 after the first quarter. But New Madrid answered with two touchdowns in the second quarter for a 12-10 halftime lead...
Redhawks get another crack at Bearcats (09/08/07)
Southwest Baptist University coach Keith Allen knows his team will be a heavy underdog against Southeast Missouri State tonight. But when you're directing a squad that went 1-10 and was outscored 477-260 last year, that's the norm. "We told our kids we'll be an underdog in every game," Allen said. "We were picked last in our conference."...
Brandon Webb outduels Adam Wainwright, Diamondbacks edge Cardinals (09/08/07)
PHOENIX -- Brandon Webb was good enough, and his bullpen was better. Webb outpitched Adam Wainwright to earn his 15th victory, and the Arizona relievers blanked the Cardinals in the final three innings in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 victory Friday night...
La Croix United Methodist Church begins a program to connect with its community (09/08/07)
The congregation of La Croix United Methodist Church is ready to begin a purposeful 40 days. Starting this evening with a kickoff tailgate gathering on the church parking lot, La Croix will begin its 40 Days of Community, a potluck picnic and worship service meant to prepare participants for what they're about to encounter...
The crown jewels (09/08/07)
I am told that the best part of being a parent is having grandchildren. Some grandparents insist that if they had known how much fun grandkids are, they would have had them first. In September 1979 President Jimmy Cartersigned an official declaration of Grandparents Day. ...
Briefly (09/08/07)
Briefly Autism awareness event scheduled for Sunday An Autism Awareness Sunday celebration starts with a contemporary worship service at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, where there will be contemporary music and a video presentation and prayers regarding autism. ...
Tolerance taught through shared views (09/08/07)
At the founding of America, most of the population in the fledgling United States hailed from the British Isles. The most populated part of the British Isles then, as now, was England. The dominant church in England then, as now, was the Anglican Church, brought into being when King Henry VIII was unable to procure a papal blessing to divorce his wife, Catherine. ...
Thousands line up to pay respects to Pavarotti at Modena cathedral (09/08/07)
MODENA, Italy -- Thousands of mourners filed past the open white casket of Luciano Pavarotti in his hometown cathedral Friday to pay their last respects to the tenor whose charisma and voice were celebrated around the world. More than 10,000 people have viewed the body of the city's most famous son since Thursday evening, when the public was allowed in just hours after his death from pancreatic cancer at age 71...
Toronto International Film Festival seems to draw little interest (09/08/07)
TORONTO -- Toronto's turn playing host to movie stars and fresh-faced directors includes little of the giddy excitement so rampant earlier in the year during Utah's Sundance Film Festival. It doesn't have the glitz of Cannes, nor the scenery of Telluride. There are no welcome banners lining the clean city streets...
Ramona Rockwell (09/08/07)
Ramona Jane Rockwell, 70, of Imperial, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born in Advance, Mo., daughter of William L. and Dora Crites Ladd. She was raised in the Advance/Cape Gir­ar­deau area. She married Herbert S. Rockwell...
Joe Owens (09/08/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Joe John Owens, 84, of Advance died Friday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Truman, Ark., son of David and Jannie Blue Owens. Owens was a retired farmer and welder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Betty Edwards (09/08/07)
Betty Edwards, 77, of Aransas Pass, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. She was born in Modoc, Ill. She married Charles Edwards, who preceded her in death. Edwards had been a resident of the Rockport/Aransas Pass area the past 14 years. Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Crowden of Rockview, Mo., Cindy Canady of Morley, Mo., Joyce Dunker of Phoenix, Kasey Geary of Aransas Pass; two brothers, Lowell Jones of Collinsville, Ill., Doyle Jones of Evansville, Ill.; six sisters, Lola Ruroede and Artann Fries of Ellis Grove, Ill., Alfreda Reed of Fenton, Mo., Vivian Favier of Modoc, Donna Harrison of Baldwin, Ill., Debbie Jones of Hickman, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Dot Drewel (09/08/07)
Dorothyleen N. "Dot" Drewel, 78, of Springfield, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, in Springfield. She was born March 24, 1929, in Bland, Mo., daughter of Fred and Amy Shockley Branson. She and Calvin H. Drewel were married May 8, 1948, in Bland. Drewel was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rolla, Mo., and Eastern Star in Bland...
Births 9/8/07 (09/08/07)
Shipman; Engleby; Hendrix; Massa; Frazier; Hoff; Strohmeyer; Crisler; Bryant
Fire report 9/8/07 (09/08/07)
n At 12:31 a.m., emergency medical service at 700 N. Main St. n At 12:42 a.m., an alarm sounding at 900 Normal Ave. n At 1:01 a.m., emergency medical service at 700 N. Main St. n At 1:25 a.m., emergency medical service at Broadway and North Main Street...
Police report 9/8/07 (09/08/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Assaults; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Summonses; Theft; Assault; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 9/8/07 (09/08/07)
An eight-month search for a new Cape Girardeau city attorney ended last night when the city council voted to hire Fred Boeckmann, a St. Louis lawyer, as the head of the city's legal department; Boeckmann, 35, replaces Robert C. Fick. The Cape Girardeau City Council last night agreed to draft a letter supporting the current Corps of Engineers' flood-control project here; however, the council balked at a request that the letter contain an indication the city is willing to participate in the construction of the project.. ...
It's fair time (09/08/07)
Thank goodness the fair's here. We really needed the rain. The Southeast Missouri District Fair starts today. Traditionally the annual event brings a few days of wet weather. It also means several days of fun. Grandstand activities include a hot-rod truck and tractor pull tonight, a horse show Sunday afternoon, a dual demolition derby Tuesday night, the Heartland Idol finals Wednesday, a Blake Shelton concert Thursday, an REO Speedwagon concert Friday and a Pat Green concert Saturday...
United Way goals (09/08/07)
On the service end, the local United Way of Southeast Missouri has vowed to attack the root of the area's problems, not just the symptoms. That means it will focus on helping people at the family level, a more proactive approach than the United Way has taken in the past...
Speak Out 9/8/07 (09/08/07)
Great opening; Taxi concerns; Cowardly hit-and-run; Feel-good donations; Local experts; Quiet chimes; We're not thugs; Unsafe buses; Special workers; Milk prices; Running stop signs; County Web suggestions; Purchasing grades; Using the center lane; Lying about rape
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