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Stories from Saturday, September 22, 2007

Nominating petitions available (09/22/07)
Three terms on the Cape Gir­ar­deau City Council will end next year. Term limits prevent Ward 5 representative Matt Hopkins, who has served two four-year terms, from running again. Ward 3's Loretta Schneider and Ward 3's Debra Tracy have said they will seek re-election...
Plans for Broadway building sale cause dustup (09/22/07)
For more than a year, Richard "Fred" and Donna Themm have been trying to sell an old building on the corner of Broadway and Sprigg Street they bought in 2004. This week, Richard Themm had a terse phone conversation with Terri Foley, Old Town Cape's president and a historical preservation consultant...
Rockabilly musician Lou Hobbs dies after Parkinson's battle (09/22/07)
For decades, Lou Hobbs was a musical representative of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri. His recordings hit the national country charts, and Hobbs gained widespread media attention for his song about the area's constant earthquake threat in the context of Iben Browning's 1990 prediction of an increased risk of a major earthquake on the New Madrid fault line...
Zimmerman to open for Buddy Guy on Nov. 11 (09/22/07)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau blues musician Bruce Zimmerman will open for blues legend Buddy Guy when Guy performs at the Show Me Center on Nov. 11, Show Me Center marketing director Shannon Buford said. "I can't think of a better local act to open this show," Buford said Friday when Zimmerman's opening slot was announced...
Down-home delicacies at the East Perry County Fair (09/22/07)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Though it began Friday, just a week after the SEMO District Fair, visitors flock to the East Perry County Fair to satisfy cravings only the "Best Little Fair in the Land" can fulfill. Standard midway fare such as deep-fried candy bars, caramel apples and crispy corn dogs dot the Altenburg fairgrounds, but it's down-home delicacies like the grilled cheese and porkburgers that keep the mouths of fair faithfuls watering each year...
Harvest fire (09/22/07)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com @cutline_body copy:A combine caught fire around 11:30 a.m. Friday in a cornfield between Gordonville and Cape Girardeau near County Road 203. Gordonville firefighters employed one pumper, one bus truck and one tanker to put out the fire, according to John Peters of the Gordonville Fire Department. ...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/22/07)
Beef cattle Angus Grand champion heifer: Hamilton Angus, Ava, Ill.; reserve grand champion heifer: Logan Birk, Gordonville; grand champion bull: Joey Rubel, Cape Girardeau; reserve grand champion bull: Hamilton Angus, Ava. Charolais Grand champion heifer: Michaela Haley, Sedgewickville, Mo.; reserve grand champion heifer: Snowy River Charolais, Sedgewickville; grand champion bull: Snowy River Charolais, Sedgewickville; reserve grand champion bull: Michaela Haley, Sedgewickville...
Leadership Missouri members tour Cape schools (09/22/07)
When asked what kept him up at night, Brother David Migliorino of Notre Dame Regional High School said funding. At the Alternative Education Center, the answer was getting students to school and getting them there on time. Members of Leadership Missouri toured Cape Girardeau schools Wednesday through Friday, peppering administrators and experts with questions. ...
SIU panel unveils plagiarism report as allegations hound university president Poshard (09/22/07)
As plagiarism allegations dog Southern Illinois University's president, a panel the school created last year to define the practice may have bolstered his defense, concluding plagiarism can be unintentional. The panel's chairman on Friday called the 17-page report's release coincidental and unrelated to the unfolding flap over whether Glenn Poshard plagiarized parts of his 1974 master's thesis and 1984 doctoral dissertation at the university's flagship Carbondale campus...
Officer captured on video berating motorist is fired (09/22/07)
ST. GEORGE, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis police officer whose berating of a motorist was captured on video has lost his job. Aldermen in the tiny town St. George voted 5-0 to fire Sgt. James Kuehnlein. The vote occurred Monday in a session closed to the public. Notice of the firing was posted Wednesday at city hall...
McDonald's surprises experts with comeback (09/22/07)
CHICAGO -- It wasn't so long ago that the McDonald's fast-food empire looked as stale as a burger left under a heat lamp too long. Sales were decreasing, new products weren't catching on and McDonald's Corp. was vilified by consumer activists, nutritionists and others as Americans got fatter and fatter. Even its seemingly bulletproof stock staggered to barely $12 a share in 2003...
Two students shot at Delaware State University; classes canceled (09/22/07)
DOVER, Del. -- Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously, at Delaware State University Friday, and the campus was locked down as police searched for a gunman, officials said. Police had identified two students as "persons of interest," and were questioning one of them, university police chief James Overton said...
Judge denies request to release Jena Six teen while appeal is reviewed (09/22/07)
JENA, La. -- On Friday a judge denied a request to release a teenager whose arrest in the beating of a white classmate sparked this week's civil rights protest in Louisiana. Mychal Bell's request to be freed while an appeal is being reviewed was rejected at a juvenile court hearing, effectively denying him any chance at immediate bail, a person familiar with the case said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because juvenile court proceedings are closed...
Archbishop: No ultimatum for Episcopal Church (09/22/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- The archbishop of Canterbury indicated Friday that the Episcopal Church isn't on the brink of losing its place in the world Anglican fellowship, despite the uproar over Episcopal support for gay clergy. Anglican leaders, called primates, had set a Sept. 30 deadline for the Americans to pledge unequivocally not to consecrate another gay bishop or approve an official prayer service for gay couples. Episcopal bishops have dedicated their meeting here to crafting a response...
Mexican bootmaker charged with making accessories from endangered species (09/22/07)
GUANAJUATO, Mexico -- A bootmaker to world leaders, including President Bush and Vicente Fox, is in a Colorado jail, charged with money laundering and conspiring to illegally smuggle the skins of protected animals into the United States to provide exotic footwear for high-end clients...
Bollinger leads ND swimmers to second place at SLUH meet (09/22/07)
The Notre Dame boys swimming team took second place Friday with a score of 112 in a meet hosted by St. Louis University High. The Junior Bills took first with a score of 161, and Kennedy took third with 24. Bulldogs swimmer Logan Bollinger recorded both of Notre Dame's first-place finishes, touching the wall first in the 100 backstroke (1 minute, 0.61 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (59.40). ...
Scott City falls in battle of unbeatens (09/22/07)
SCOTT CITY -- Defense carried Scott City in its first three wins. Fredericktown wasn't intimidated. The Blackcats dominated the line of scrimmage, punching the Rams in the mouth for a 43-12 victory Friday night. Fredericktown (4-0) rushed for 363 yards in the lopsided win with Ryan Sawyer leading the way. He carried 19 times for 214 yards and three touchdowns...
Chaffee collects win in Arkansas (09/22/07)
The Chaffee football team broke a two-game losing streak Friday night with a 13-6 win at Walnut Ridge, Ark. Chaffee (2-2) built a 13-0 halftime lead and held off the host squad. Jerrod Steger and Andrew Hendrix scored rushing touchdowns for the Red Devils. Hendrix also kicked an extra point...
Jackson rips Sikeston 42-0, moves to 4-0 (09/22/07)
SIKESTON -- On a near perfect night, the team with a perfect record found one area where it still could improve. "It seems like we led the world in penalties tonight," Jackson coach Carl Gross said. "It felt like we had 150 yards in penalties. It's a good thing we were able to overcome them...
Bell City hitters lean on their setter to spread the ball around for success (09/22/07)
Bell City junior Codie Lancaster was selected for the all-state team both her freshman and sophomore years. But Cubs coach Erin Hoffman continues to drive her each day at practice to become a better setter. "I've been getting on her big time to mix it up and not go to the same place over, over and over because smart teams are going to catch onto that and then they're going to stop us," Hoffman said. ...
OVC opener (09/22/07)
Southeast Missouri State and Samford have similar resumes three games into the season. n Each was hammered by a strong Division I-A program -- Southeast 59-3 at Cincinnati and Samford 69-14 at Georgia Tech. n Each had its troubles with a Division II team at home, Southeast trailing in the third quarter before beating Southwest Baptist 38-17 and Samford edging West Alabama 23-21...
Church members build new room for handicapped teenager (09/22/07)
Rebecca Nation of Jackson needed a bigger shower. She got a bigger shower, a bigger bathroom, a bigger bedroom and a drive-in closet. Not a walk-in closet, a drive-in closet. Becki, as her family and friends call her, has cerebral palsy and gets around her family's home in a wheelchair. She's now 15 and her parents, Steve and Margie Nation, were having trouble lifting her across the room and over the bathtub in the family bathroom so she could sit in a special chair to shower...
Remembering Samson (09/22/07)
Failure. Disappointment. Schemer. Underachiever. None of these words describes someone in a positive light. They seem to be more descriptive of everyday, ordinary people, not one of God's strongest heroes. Samson was a man chosen by God before his birth to become a powerful deliverer. ...
Briefly (09/22/07)
Briefly AME Church seeks historical information Celine Finney of Prewitt & Associates Inc. and Dr. Steven Hoffman of Southeast Missouri State University are looking for any information about St. James AME Church and its involvement with the black community in Cape Girardeau. ...
Broken crayons and misconceptions (09/22/07)
In our church, we've started a broken crayons drive. We're trying to collect these imperfect colorful cylinders for next summer's vacation Bible school. I just saw the words "broken crayons" in our church newsletter and suddenly in my mind it was first grade all over again...
Chris Crocker hopes to find TV stardom following 'Leave Britney Alone' video (09/22/07)
Chris Crocker has been called "queer," "a human train wreck," the "Britney guy," an androgynous "it" and much, much worse. But how does this 19-year-old Internet phenomenon, known worldwide for his tearful YouTube defense of Britney Spears, define himself?...
Wright house moved from Ill. to Pa. makes trinity of attractions (09/22/07)
ACME, Pa. -- Western Pennsylvania has long been home to two of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's best known works, Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater. Now, a third Wright creation, the Duncan House, has been moved here from Lisle, Ill., offering visitors a broad architectural experience -- tours of two impressive homes and an overnight stay in a 1950s-era house...
Lou Hobbs (09/22/07)
Louis Boyd "Lou" Hobbs, 65, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 11, 1941, in Cape Gir-ardeau, son of Boyd and Ruby Belle Pobst Hobbs. He and Nancy Lee Livesay were married Jan. 21, 1962, in Scott City...
Jerry Dixon (09/22/07)
Jerry Ann Dixon, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Life Care Center. She was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Felix A. and Zita Mary Farrar Schindler. She and LeRoy E. Dixon were married Jan. 21, 1962, in Sikeston. He preceded her in death...
Lillie Brehmer (09/22/07)
Lillie Belle Brehmer, daughter of the late John Thomas and Lilly Crowe Looney, was born April 2, 1921, in Greensburg, Kan., and departed this life in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter, Mo., Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the age of 86. Mrs. Brehmer was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where she enjoyed singing in the choir, had worked alongside of her husband 50 years on the family farm, was a homemaker, a porcelain artist, a member of the home extension club, a member of OAKS, a former teacher in Helena, Okla., and a resident of Dexter.. ...
Keith Bauer (09/22/07)
Keith H. Bauer went to meet our Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at home after an illness at the age of 56. He was born May 25, 1951, in Chicago, son of George W. and Marion Howard Bauer. He was united in marriage to Karen L. Eaker at Gordonville March 19, 2000...
Norma Wolters (09/22/07)
Norma Wolters, 93, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Christeen Slinkard (09/22/07)
Christeen Lilly Slinkard, 91, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Monticello House. She was born March 4, 1916, in Vanduser, Mo., daughter of John Henry and Mary Husk Clark. She and Eugene Slinkard were married Nov. 3, 1933, in Jackson. He died July 10, 2001...
Bill Suffern (09/22/07)
William Phineous "Bill" Suffern, 69, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Virginia, Ill., son of Howard Phineous and Myrtle Lucille Davis Suffern. He and Kathy D. Smith were married Oct. 18, 1978. Suffern was an electrical engineer 35 years with Diamond Power Specialty Co. in Lancaster, Ohio, retiring in August 2005...
Della Weisbrod (09/22/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Della C. Weisbrod, 98, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Sept. 14, 1909, at Friedheim, daughter of Frederick and Regina Ruch Berkbigler. She and Wilbert Weisbrod were married Aug. 2, 1933, in Perryville. He died in 1974...
Helen Henson (09/22/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Helen M. Henson, 86, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 16, 1920, at McBride, Mo., daughter of Theodore A. and Flora H. Meyer Mecker. She and LeRoy "Duffy" Henson were married May 3, 1942. He died Aug. 23, 1994...
Richard Baker (09/22/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Richard Lee "Dick" Baker, 82, of Anna died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Dongola, Ill., son of Frank and Geneva Greer Baker. He and Margie Fisher Smith were married Feb. 20, 1975, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Police report 9/22/07 (09/22/07)
Arrests; Thefts
Out of the past 9/22/07 (09/22/07)
The chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers local at Scott City contends that Monday's collision between two Cottonbelt trains near Randles, points up the problem of using supervisory personnel to operate trains during the nationwide engineers strike; a Cottonbelt spokesman, however, says that supervisors who are operating the trains underwent the same training as new engineers hired by the company...
Sahara's progress (09/22/07)
Sahara Aldridge has captured the hearts Southeast Missourians. Sahara was diagnosed last summer with a glioblastoma tumor on her brain stem, a rapidly growing, dangerous form of cancer. Doctors originally told the family the tumor was inoperable, but the Aldridges sought out a neurosurgeon who said the tumor, or most of it, could be removed with surgery...
Time for action on global warming (09/22/07)
To the editor:The era of predictions is over. The era of consequences is here. Already we are seeing global warming wreak measurable ecological havoc as those species and ecological communities that can do so move polewards or upward and growing numbers of species are threatened with extinction. ...
Letters and candidates (09/22/07)
n Regarding letters about candidates and election issues:-- Letters from candidates will not be published from the time a person files for office until the day after the election, unless the letter is about a nonelection topic and considered of unusual importance to the public dialogue regarding topics of current topical interest...
Speak Out 9/22/07 (09/22/07)
Food ministry; Thanks for the help; Disposing of butts; No to water park; Boxes for fair trash; Basic teaching; Rights and respect; Won't cost a cent
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