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Stories from Sunday, September 9, 2007

Civil Air Patrol assists in finding the lost (09/09/07)
Since World War II, the Civil Air Patrol's mission has changed from spotting enemy German submarines and U-boats along the U.S. coast to being a search-and-rescue operation. CAP members from Nevada squadrons are searching for famed aviator Steve Fossett, who disappeared after taking off from a Nevada airstrip Monday...
Fiddlers contest draws crowd despite weather (09/09/07)
Ranging in age from 9 to 93, 10 fiddlers competed at the SEMO District Fair's fiddlers contest Saturday. More than 75 people showed up to watch the performance despite the threatening weather. Each contestant played a waltz, a hoe down and a fiddler's choice tune, with execution time limited to seven to eight minutes for all three. ...
Emerson hasn't been afraid to stand against the party line (09/09/07)
In April, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson cast a lonely vote of "present" on an Iraq war funding bill, siding neither with the Democrats pushing the bill or the almost solid Republican opposition. The vote, she explained at the time, was a protest against making funding the troops a political issue. The measure had no chance of becoming law and became instead a test of fealty to President Bush for Republicans and of Democratic solidarity in opposition...
Civil Air Patrol using appearance in parade to recruit (09/09/07)
Nearly two dozen members of the Civil Air Patrol's Trail of Tears Composite Squadron will march in Monday's SEMO District Fair parade. It's one way of letting residents know about the U.S. Air Force auxiliary and recruit new members, according to Sara Bohnert, the senior cadet commander...
Music festival, SEMO District Fair combine for busy weekend (09/09/07)
Scattered showers may have slowed down some of the crowds on what was slated to be a jam-packed weekend for fun seekers in Cape Girardeau, but all of the events managed to stay afloat, with a few minor adjustments. The River City Music Festival got underway an hour later than its scheduled 3 p.m. start, and had to relocate the seven bands playing on the Broadway stage to Buckner Brewing...
Court hearing set in MOHELA lawsuit (09/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A court hearing has been set for Tuesday on a lawsuit attempting to stop Missouri's student loan agency from transferring money to the state for college building projects. The lawsuit by student borrowers seeks a preliminary injunction barring the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority from transferring $350 million to the state for college and business development projects over several years, as stipulated in a law signed earlier this year by Gov. Matt Blunt...
St. Louis medical forum to focus on innovations, funding (09/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- About 200 leaders in science, academia and medicine are gathering in St. Louis this week for the TransMed Partnership forum to discuss the challenges of marketing medical innovations. "When people start talking and sparking with each other, light bulbs go off," said Marcia Mellitz, president of St. ...
Stem cells provide hope for family of blind girl (09/09/07)
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- Rylea Barlett was born blind six years ago. Her optic nerves did not develop. She was diagnosed when she was a few months old. Doctor after doctor gave her no hope of ever seeing. On July 4, the girl received the first of five stem-cell transplants. ...
Proposed name change stirs controversy (09/09/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A proposal to change the University of Missouri-Columbia name by dropping the Columbia designation has upset faculty at the three other campuses in the University of Missouri system. The proposals from Columbia include naming that campus the University of Missouri, or even capitalizing it to The University of Missouri. The idea is to avoid confusion with Missouri State University in Springfield, said Frank Schmidt, president of the MU Faculty Council...
President Bush's top military, political advisers on Iraq warn against changing war strategy (09/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's top two military and political advisers on Iraq will warn Congress on Monday that making any significant changes to the current war strategy will jeopardize the limited security and political progress made so far, The Associated Press has learned...
First lady has surgery for pinched nerves (09/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- First lady Laura Bush underwent surgery Saturday to relieve pain from pinched nerves in her neck. The White House said the procedure was successful. The problem kept her from joining President Bush on a trip to Australia this week for the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Sydney...
Alumni up in arms over statue of Jamestown founder (09/09/07)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The swashbuckling sea captain who helped found America's first permanent English settlement lost his right arm in battle nearly two decades earlier -- but you wouldn't know it to look at the two-armed statue on the campus of the university named for him...
Convicted rapist's plight stirs debate over sex offender laws (09/09/07)
VENTURA, Calif. -- Since his release from a state mental hospital, convicted rapist Ross Wollschlager has bounced from one Ventura County hotel to another. After being evicted seven times whenever a landlord learned of his identity, Wollschlager started living out of a tent in the Ventura River bottom. Liberty Healthcare Corp., a San Diego company hired by the state to help Wollschlager, gave him the tent and arranged for a taxpayer-funded security guard to stay in a nearby vehicle...
Freed Iranian-American says strength carried her through prison (09/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- At her lowest moments during more than three months in solitary confinement in Iran's most notorious prison, Haleh Esfandiari wondered if anyone remembered her or if she had been swallowed without the world noticing. But the Iranian-American academic, accused of trying to foment an overthrow of Iran's hardline government, pushed those fears out of her mind, instead filling her days with exercise in her small cell, reading, and the conviction that her family and colleagues would not let her case fade.. ...
Child leaps from car being repossessed (09/09/07)
AURORA, Ill. -- A repossession crew got a surprise when a 4-year-old boy leapt out of the sport utility vehicle they were towing away. Fashawn Parker, of Naperville, Ill., was in the back seat of a parked Ford Excursion Thursday when the crew approached, hooked the car to a tow truck and began driving, Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said...
Tropical Storm Gabrielle expected to hit North Carolina's Outer Banks (09/09/07)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Gabrielle became a tropical storm Saturday as it swirled toward the East Coast, where coastal residents in the Carolinas were preparing for rain and the possibility of minor flooding. "It's going to get a little gnarly," said 51-year-old Sharon Peele Kennedy, a lifetime resident of the Outer Banks who works at the Hatteras Harbor Marina in Hatteras, N.C...
Missing aviator's location remains mystery despite massive search (09/09/07)
MINDEN, Nev. -- Pilots brushed off a series of false sightings and scoured Nevada's high desert Saturday as the massive aerial search for Steve Fossett grew more urgent nearly a week after the adventurer's disappearance. Maj. Cynthia Ryan of the Nevada Civil Air Patrol said the search could continue for weeks. But concerns about the 63-year-old aviator's ability to survive in the harsh landscape were growing, and there were no solid clues about where his plane might have gone down...
Woman has yard full of snapping turtles (09/09/07)
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Earlier this summer, Betty Kratzke noticed that something was disturbing the ground near the flowers that line her driveway. Solving the mystery this week proved to be a snap -- when baby snapping turtles started crawling around her yard...
Man charged with impersonating L.A. county firefighter (09/09/07)
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- James Campbell seemed to relish being a firefighter, showing up in uniform at the World Trade Center, train wrecks, wildfires and the aftermaths of hurricanes including Katrina. He even posed for his driver's license photo in a Los Angeles County firefighter's uniform...
Hoffa blasts decision to let Mexican cargo haulers travel U.S. roadways (09/09/07)
HOUSTON -- President Bush has "sucker punched" American workers and threatened national security by opening the nation's southern border to Mexican truckers, Teamsters president James Hoffa said Saturday. Speaking to the union's annual women's conference, Hoffa said the Bush administration's new pilot program, which took effect Thursday, shows a lack of concern for homeland security...
Ultimate glamour convertible (09/09/07)
Even the world's billionaires have to stand in line and wait their turn this year and next. The reason? Rolls-Royce is only building 200 of its new, Phantom Drophead Coupe ultimate glamour convertibles a year and is sold out for the next 18 months...
Japan's Yosuke retains air guitar world championship (09/09/07)
OULU, Finland -- A Japanese man out-"played" challengers to win the Air Guitar World Championship for the second consecutive year at a contest in northern Finland. Ochi Yosuke received the highest score from a panel of judges in the final late Friday at the Teatria rock club in Oulu, near the Arctic Circle...
Briefly (09/09/07)
APEC leaders forge deal on climate change SYDNEY, Australia -- Pacific Rim leaders agreed Saturday to curb global warming by im­proving energy use and expanding forests, laying out a plan they hope will influence future climate change talks. President Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin, China's Hu Jintao and leaders of other Asia-Pacific economies adopted the program at an annual summit...
Analysts: Bin Laden tape more about timing than substance (09/09/07)
Osama bin Laden's latest message is a hodgepodge of anti-capitalist vitriol, impassioned Islamic evangelism and what can best be described as a twisted attempt at reconciliation: Join us, or we'll kill you. Analysts say the video that came out days before the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is more about timing than substance, an attempt by history's most wanted fugitive to thumb his nose at the forces arrayed against him and remind the world that he hasn't been caught...
Suicide car bomber strikes Shiite district of Sadr City in Baghdad (09/09/07)
BAGHDAD -- A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives-packed Mercedes near a row of stores in the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, police and hospital officials said. The attack in the eastern Baghdad enclave came as at least 36 other people were killed or found dead in Iraq, including four who died in a bombing of an outdoor market in the Shiite holy city of Kufa...
Pavarotti receives final standing ovation during funeral in Italy cathedral (09/09/07)
MODENA, Italy -- Luciano Pavarotti received a final, tearful standing ovation at his somber funeral Saturday after a recording of the Italian tenor and his father singing "Panis Angelicus" filled his hometown cathedral. Many of the mourners cried as Pavarotti's unmistakable voice filled the cathedral, a poignant reminder of the talent lost with his death Thursday at age 71 after a yearlong battle with cancer...
ND boys run to fifth-place finish in St. Louis (09/09/07)
The Notre Dame boys cross country team captured fifth place Saturday in the Forest Park Festival with an overall score of 215. Logan Davis led the Bulldogs with a 31st place finish in a time of 17 minutes, 6 seconds. Jackson's Greg Gibson was the top local finisher on the boys side, finishing in 16:54 for 22nd. The Indians finished 18th as a team...
Holloman bails out teammates (09/09/07)
If Southeast could be happy with its first-half performance Aug. 30 at Division I-A Cincinnati, then Division II Southwest Baptist had reason to be ecstatic through the first 35 minutes Saturday night at Houck Stadium. Sure, the final scoreboard said Southeast Missouri State 38, Southwest Baptist 17, but the Redhawks had to sweat a lot more than that...
Davis serves as Leopold's good luck charm in tourney (09/09/07)
Leopold placed second in the B.A. Sports high school volleyball tournament at the Show Me Center on Saturday, its best finish since 1989 when assistant coach Sandy Davis was wearing the blue and white Wildcats uniform. "The last time we got in the championship game was my senior year," Davis said, laughing. ...
Redhawks rally for 31 points in the second half (09/09/07)
The final score says that Southeast Missouri State had a relatively easy time in its home opener Saturday night. But don't be fooled by the Redhawks' 38-17 victory over Division II Southwest Baptist University. The heavy underdog Bearcats gave Southeast plenty of trouble, holding a third-quarter lead and trailing by just six points with under 10 minutes left...
Southeast's back runs wild in second half (09/09/07)
It had been a rough start to the season for Southeast Missouri State's leading rusher the past two years. But Timmy Holloman finally got going in the second half Saturday night to help the Redhawks post their first win. Holloman, a junior tailback, rambled for 203 yards and three touchdowns -- all from at least 20 yards out -- as Southeast held off Division II Southwest Baptist 38-17...
Area digest (09/09/07)
Sams captures first in 5K race Adela Sams took first place in the Southeast Missouri Hospital 2007 Women's Distance Festival 5-kilometer race Saturday at the SEMO District Fairgrounds. She covered the course in 21 minutes, 12 seconds. Sarah Mittrucker took first in the 1-mile run, finishing in 8:31...
Stephen Drew's homer lifts Diamondbacks past Cardinals 9-8 (09/09/07)
PHOENIX -- Stephen Drew helped the Arizona Diamondbacks hang on and double their lead in the NL West. Drew homered to help the Diamondbacks overcome a horrendous third inning and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Saturday night for a two-game lead over San Diego...
Diamondbacks keep Cards out of first (09/09/07)
PHOENIX -- Brandon Webb earned his 15th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks kept the St. Louis Cardinals from moving into a first-place tie in the NL Central with a 4-2 victory on Friday night. Webb (15-10), who had lost his last two after winning six in a row, gave up two runs, including Jim Edmonds' solo homer, on four hits in six innings. He fanned five and walked four...
Former Redhawks earn spots in NFL despite program's recent struggles (09/09/07)
For a college football program that hasn't been much of anything to speak of from a success standpoint in recent years, it's impressive that three Southeast Missouri State products made season-opening NFL rosters. As people who follow the Redhawks probably know, linebacker Edgar Jones is with Baltimore, offensive lineman Eugene Amano is with Tennessee and cornerback Dimitri Patterson is with Kansas City...
Fan Speak 9/9/07 (09/09/07)
Go Red Devils; Give me Rams; Royals love; Overconfidence stinks
Hold the Kibble (09/09/07)
Obesity is one of America's largest problems, and it affects more than your waistline, your wallet or your health. It's also affecting your pet. Diet food, exercise programs and even a doggy diet pill have popped up in the last year to curb the problem. Area veterinarians said many of the pets they see are overweight and the owners usually don't even know it...
Carl Duvall (09/09/07)
DITTMER, Mo. -- Carl E. "Eddie" Duvall, 67, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at his home in Dittmer. He was born Oct. 3, 1939, at Kit Carson, Colo., son of Carl E. and Elizabeth Beascoon Duvall. Duvall worked in the janitorial department for a grocery supply warehouse...
James Wehmeyer (09/09/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James K. Wehmeyer, 71, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 5, 1936, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of Edward and Myrtle Herzog Wehmeyer. He and Marjorie Schwent were married Nov. 9, 1957...
Robert Ludwig (09/09/07)
CYPRESS, Texas -- Robert Frederic Ludwig, 77, of Cypress, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at North Cypress Medical Center in Cypress. He was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Bloomington, Neb., son of the Rev. Paul W. and Thekla Friedrich Ludwig. He and Edna Marie Schade were married Aug. 1, 1952, in Houston. She died Feb. 2, 1978...
Linda Browning (09/09/07)
MESA, Ariz. -- Linda A. Warren Browning, 64, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa. Survivors include her husband, Bob, of Livingston, Texas; two sons, Kevin of McAlester, Okla., and Andrew of Newton, Ill.; two sisters, Ina L. Moore of Cape Girardeau, Myrna Ball of Mesa; a brother, Douglas Warren; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
Edna Ford (09/09/07)
Edna Ford, 94, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Tempa Greene (09/09/07)
Tempa D. Greene, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at her residence in Cape Girardeau, after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1952, in Illmo, Mo., daughter of Robert and Joyce (Skinner) Hamil. She and Dan Greene were married Aug. 20, 1987, in Cape Girardeau...
Hirsch-Knapp (09/09/07)
Rachel Amy Hirsch and Cory Lee Knapp were married May 26, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are John and Jeanne Hirsch of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Tim and Pam Mahoney of McClure, Ill...
Atchley-Godsey (09/09/07)
Emilee Alison Atchley and Matthew Ian Godsey exchanged vows June 9, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. Tommy Miller performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are James and Freda Atchley and John and Rhonda Godsey, all of Cape Girardeau. Maid of honor was Ashley Godsey of Cape Girardeau, sister of the groom...
Kuntz-Colburn (09/09/07)
St. Vincent de Paul Church was the setting April 28, 2007, for the wedding of Cecilia Marie Kuntz and Andrew Albert Colburn. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Reader was Caryn Larson of Genoa City, Wis., sister of the groom. Parents of the couple are Edwin and Gabriela Kuntz of Cape Girardeau, and Scott and Kathleen Colburn of Spring Grove, Ill...
Plaskie-Rosanswank (09/09/07)
Tina Plaskie and Jeffrey Rosanswank exchanged vows Aug. 1, 2007, on the beach in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mrs. Rosanswank is owner of Drop Zone Restaurant and Lounge at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The groom is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is a self-employed attorney...
Compass-Ervin (09/09/07)
Renee Nicole Compass and David Ray Ervin Jr. were married June 30, 2007, at Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Randall Morse performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Leslie Compass of Scott City. The groom is the son of Teresa Ervin of Benton, Mo., and the late David Ervin...
Mosley-Snider (09/09/07)
Lauren Patricia Mosley and Christopher Marc Snider were married April 14, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Geoff Posegate and Dr. Jim Davis performed the ceremony. Organist was Judy Nickell of Sikeston. Parents of the bride are Peggy Matthews of Sikeston and Steve and Viney Mosley of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Donna and Mick Hughes of St. Louis and Mark and Sherry Snider of Dexter, Mo...
Simminger-Clark (09/09/07)
Douglas and Tamara Simminger of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lena Renee Simminger, to Bradley James Clark. He is the son of Gregory and Vonda Clark of Jackson. Simminger is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic...
Bollinger-Tuschhoff (09/09/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Donald and Barbara Bollinger of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine R. Bollinger, to Nicholas A. Tuschhoff. He is the son of Terry and Cheryl Tuschhoff of Jackson. Bollinger is a 2002 graduate of Kelly High School. She is employed at Orthopaedic Associates...
Ulrich-Ivie (09/09/07)
Gary and Sandy Helwege of Cape Girardeau and Randy Ulrich of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Brooke Ulrich, to Danny Ray Ivie II. He is the son of Danny Ivie and Karen Ivie of Portageville, Mo. Ulrich is a graduate of Jackson High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Gymboree...
Carter-Harris (09/09/07)
Myron and Lynda Carter of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Ellen Carter, to Jeremiah T. Harris of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Cindy Pruitt of Memphis, Tenn. Carter is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School. Harris is employed at Havco Wood Products Inc...
Lindsay-Weimer (09/09/07)
Kurt and Diane Lindsay of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Kirsten Lindsay, to Brock Edward Weimer. He is the son of Jerry and Sharon Weimer of Salisbury, Mo. Lindsay is a 2005 graduate of Central High School. She is a specialist and is employed full time in the Missouri Army National Guard...
Loomas-Hanschen (09/09/07)
Thomas and Linda Loomas of East Prairie, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Scarlett Brittany Loomas, to Shaun Darrell Hanschen. He is the son of Darrell and Cheryl Hanschen of Jackson. Loomas received a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College in 2006, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University...
Tankersley -50 years (09/09/07)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Bob and Wanda Tankersley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception July 28, 2007. Hosts were their children, Jeannie and David Groves of Perryville, Mo., Tina Carter of Cape Girardeau, Robert and Celinda Tankersley of Marble Hill, and Scott and Beth Tankersley of Glenallen, Mo...
Fire report 9/9/07 (09/09/07)
n At 3:06 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2300 block of Kingsway Drive. n At 8:58 p.m., service in the 2800 block of Cape La Croix Road. n At 9:42 p.m., an alarm sounding at 127 N. Main St. n At 2:45 a.m., emergency medical service at Bellevue and North Ellis streets...
Police report 9/9/07 (09/09/07)
Arrests; Jackson: Arrests
Out of the past 9/9/07 (09/09/07)
Leaking gas fumes from a nearby service station are being blamed for triggering a fire alarm at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson; the Jackson Fire Department responds, but finds no fire. A special panel has recommended to Gov. Kit Bond three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court; they are William H. Billings, formerly a circuit judge in Stoddard and Dunklin counties; Byron Kinder, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Jim Ruddy of St. Louis County...
Immigrant control (09/09/07)
There has been so much talk -- and so little meaningful action -- regarding the continuing inflow of illegal workers to the United States from Mexico that a recent crackdown by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt came as something of a surprise. Blunt ordered the Missouri State Highway Patrol to check the immigration status of everyone incarcerated by the patrol. ...
Thanks for Fill the Boot donations (09/09/07)
To the editor:The Sikeston Department of Public Safety wishes to thank the citizens of Sikeston and the surrounding area for helping to make this year's Muscular Dystrophy Fill the Boot campaign so successful. This is the fourth year that the DPS has led the area's fire departments in collections. This year's total was $14,350.42...
Thompson gives hope to GOP (09/09/07)
To the editor:On Wednesday Fred Thompson entered the presidential race, and for the first time I am finally excited about the 2008 election. Now there will actually be a true conservative leader to cheer for and work for. Rudy Guiliani, Mitt Romney and all the other wannabe conservatives don't even make most Republicans happy, so how could they ever hope to win over swing voters? However, Thompson will change all that. ...
Son is home from Iraq deployment (09/09/07)
To the editor:We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people from all over Scott County for your prayers and concern while our son, Marine Lance Cpl. Trent Walter, was deployed to Iraq. We are thrilled to say he has just returned from his combat tour to his base in Twentynine Palms, Calif. He will be home in Scott County this weekend for his post-deployment leave...
Speak Out 9/9/07 (09/09/07)
Friendly police; All about winning; Taxi service; Food in stores; Paying for experts; Level-headed approach; Jackson traffic; Scary stuff; We can't afford it
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