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Stories from Friday, September 28, 2007

Barlow ordered to stand trial for murder (09/28/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- After a day-long preliminary hearing, Associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen on Friday ordered Lisa Barlow to stand trial for the July 27 slaying of Michael Strong. Prosecutor Stephen Gray presented 15 witnesses as he built his case to prove probable cause that Barlow had committed the crime. Barlow is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action...
Jackson's Indian sculpture taken down (09/28/07)
August Birk tried to make the "Jackson Indian" figure he carved into the trunk of an old pin oak tree on the grounds of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce last, but weather and time didn't cooperate. Birk, known for the chain-saw sculptures he's created since retiring from the family plumbing and heating business, will try again, he said...
Cape public library ready to check out of old building (09/28/07)
Among the budget line items in the $9 million renovation of Cape Girardeau's public library is more than $38,000 for moving. Voters agreed in February to double the library tax -- adding $34 a year in property taxes for a home worth $120,000 -- so the library can double in size and expand services. Moving to a temporary location during construction will speed the process by six months, according to library director Betty Martin...
Bohnert found guilty of DWI (09/28/07)
Kevin P. Bohnert, 48, former athletic director of Jackson High School, was found guilty Thursday of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, but not guilty on marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession charges...
Companies exploring joint ethanol operation (09/28/07)
SEMO Milling and Ethanex Energy Inc., might still partner up to build an ethanol plant, despite a "termination" of an earlier partnership, an Ethanex spokeswoman said Thursday. The statement came two days after the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued an air permit to a company listed on the permit as Ethanex of SEMO The company is organized as Ethanex at SEMO Port LLC, according to filings with the Missouri Secretary of State, and is owned by Ethanex Energy Inc. ...
Tutoring begins at Cape Girardeau schools (09/28/07)
Barbara Kohlfeld thinks tutoring can have the law of diminishing returns. "Just because there is more and more and more doesn't mean you are going to get results," the Blanchard Elementary principal said. That's why when the school's after-school tutoring program starts next week, Kohlfeld plans to do everything she can to make it not seem like school...
Students at Trinity Lutheran participate in Pioneer Day (09/28/07)
Ten students frantically spin shallow pans and paw though the sediment pebbles, looking for gold. "Dude, I got some nice pieces," says seventh-grader Grant Frye. He is participating in Trinity Lutheran's Pioneer Day exhibit, a traveling program run by Tin Cup...
Cape man arrested after attempting to rob an undercover police officer (09/28/07)
When Harold L. Appel agreed to meet a contact in a hotel room Aug. 29 at the Town House Inn to complete a drug transaction, he intended to rob his dealer instead of selling him marijuana and ecstasy, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing Thursday...
Party man (09/28/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Keeping busy isn't a problem for Steven Tilley. Whether he's helping patients in the family business as Dr. Steven Tilley, optometrist, or traveling the state helping fellow Republicans as state Rep. Steven Tilley, second-term lawmaker, he always has a goal. Early this month, he achieved a political objective when GOP members of the Missouri House made him their majority leader after just three sessions in the capital...
Minority recruitment suffers at Mizzou medical school (09/28/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the first time in more than 30 years, the incoming class at the University of Missouri-Columbia's medical school has no black students. Officials say their recruitment woes reflect the low number of minority Missourians applying to all medical schools, including the state's flagship campus...
Monkey sought in attack on 2 children (09/28/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A pet monkey is being sought after two children were bitten by the animal at a popular city park. Seven-year-old Liam Ritten was feeding popcorn to the monkey during a dog show at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday when the animal bit the boy's finger hard enough to require a trip to the emergency room, the boy's mother said...
Truck carrying 62 bulls overturns (09/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A double-decker truck carrying 62 young bulls overturned on a bridge ramp early Thursday, killing 17 of the creatures and setting off a search for a missing bull roaming the city. Animal rescue crews said the bulls were headed from Kentucky to a feed lot in Colorado when the load shifted and the truck overturned on the Interstate 70 westbound ramp off the Poplar Street Bridge in downtown St. Louis, near the grounds of the St. Louis Gateway Arch...
Group home owner faces first criminal charge after fatal fire (09/28/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Nearly a year after one of Missouri's deadliest fires, relatives of some of the victims welcomed the first criminal charge against the owner of a residential care facility for the mentally ill and handicapped where 11 people died in a late-night blaze...
Blunt wants more cooperation between government, religious groups (09/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt launched an initiative Thursday aimed at strengthening cooperation between government and religious groups that provide social services. Blunt's "Faith-Based Missouri" initiative includes two members of his staff and three appointees, who are to travel the state meeting with church and charity leaders about ways the state can improve its relationship with them...
St. Louis police vote no confidence in chief (09/28/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Police Officers Association vote no confidence in Chief Joe Mokwa, but less than half its membership returned their ballots. The association's leadership hoped yesterday's results would lead the chief to work harder for better pay for officers and to put more of them on the streets...
In rush to arm Iraqis against insurgency, U.S. flooded country with thousands of poorly tracked weapons (09/28/07)
WASHINGTON -- As President Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry clashed in late 2004 over the direction of the Iraq war, a rising Army star joined the debate. Then-Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, head of a new command overseeing the training and equipping of Iraq's security forces, said headway was being made...
Mars rover gets to first destination inside huge crater (09/28/07)
LOS ANGELES -- NASA's rover Opportunity has reached its first stop inside a huge Martian crater and was poised Thursday to carry out the first science experiments. Ground controllers planned to send commands late in the day to the six-wheeled robot to examine bright rock layers arranged like a bathtub ring within Victoria Crater. Results on how the rover fared were expected today, said John Callas, the rover project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena...
Some Colorado doctors and hospitals report flurry of blizzard babies (09/28/07)
DENVER -- Nine months after back-to-back blizzards brought life to a near-standstill in much of eastern Colorado, some doctors and hospitals say they're seeing one more bit of fallout: lots of babies. Avista Adventist Hospital, north of Denver, has even printed up blizzard-baby T-shirts for newborns. Ricky Lee Romero, born Tuesday, has one...
Colleges next focus of Clinton's global conference (09/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton has some pretty impressive names coming through his Clinton Global Initiative conference, which brings together heads of state, celebrities and others and asks them to take concrete steps on worldwide issues...
Myanmar soldiers shoot at protesters, killing at least 9 (09/28/07)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Soldiers with automatic rifles fired into crowds of anti-government demonstrators Thursday, killing at least nine people in the bloodiest day in more than a month of protests demanding an end to military rule. Bloody sandals lay scattered on some streets as protesters fled shouting "Give us freedom, give us freedom!"...
Chaffee twins welcome classmate to family huddle (09/28/07)
Chaffee junior Robert Filipiak will go to all means possible on Friday nights to see the Red Devils football team in action and to keep a close eye on senior tailback Jerrod Steger. "Most of the high school just drives to the games, but their last game was in Arkansas," he said. ...
Nichols' 10 strikeouts lead Central to win over Chaffee (09/28/07)
Amanda Nichols struck out 10 batters to help Central to a 5-3 victory over Chaffee in softball action Thursday. Nichols walked five and allowed three runs in seven innings. Casey Popp and Mia Russell each had two hits for the Tigers (8-15), who had six overall...
Rams try to extend reign over Devils (09/28/07)
Neither first-year Scott City coach Ronnie Jones nor third-year Chaffee coach Charlie Vickery knew when asked this week how many straight years the Rams have beaten the Red Devils. One thing Jones and Vickery do know, however, is each other's coaching styles...
Cards donate to collapse (09/28/07)
The Cardinals' 3-0 victory over the Mets dropped New York into a first-place tie with Philadelphia. By JAY COHEN The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The New York Mets' lead in the NL East is gone. They might not even be in the playoffs at all if they can't snap out of their near historic funk...
A glance at area games | Week 5 (09/28/07)
Scott City (3-1) at Chaffee (2-2) Last year's meeting: Scott City 36, Chaffee 6. Potosi (3-1) at Perryville (3-1) Last year's meeting: Potosi 37, Perryville 14. Notes: Perryville is coming off its first loss of the season after starting out 3-0. Pirates coach Rick Chastain said his team appeared distracted by the emotional win from the week before when the team beat Ste. ...
Redhawks open OVC play against probable contender (09/28/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team beat Morehead State 2-0 last year to win its first Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship. That victory garnered the Redhawks their first NCAA tournament berth. Tonight, those two squads meet in Morehead, Ky., in the opening OVC game for both teams...
Brazil dazzles U.S. in semifinals (09/28/07)
HANGZHOU, China -- The way Brazil and sensational striker Marta played, it didn't matter who was in goal for the United States. Marta scored two goals and the Brazilians put on a dazzling display of soccer Thursday, outhustling the Americans at nearly every turn to cruise to a 4-0 victory in the Women's World Cup semifinals...
BLUES HOCKEY McKee to missup to six weeks (09/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay McKee will be sidelined four to six weeks with a fractured right foot sustained in Wednesday night's preseason game at Minnesota. It's the latest setback for McKee, who played only 23 games last season in the first year of a four-year, $16 million contract. He was hindered mostly by a hip injury...
Alden receives two-year contract extension (09/28/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Not too long ago, Missouri athletics director Mike Alden was fighting for his professional life. Alden, 49, has always been a polarizing figure, and remains so. But on Wednesday, the man who has led Missouri's athletics department for nearly a decade signed a two-year contract extension...
neXt (09/28/07)
High school's all about testing: midterms, finals, weekly quizzes. Then there are the big ones: ACT, PSAT, SAT. Those who decide to take the PSATs have the opportunity to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Even achieving semifinalist status is an elite accomplishment. ...
Learning briefs (09/28/07)
GRADUATIONS n Laura Eftink of Gordonville graduated cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She received the Lamb Award, which is given to a graduate who best exemplifies knowledgeable caring. Eftink is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School and the daughter of Ronnie and Patti Eftink...
Paying at the pump (09/28/07)
Happiness, as you well know, comes in all shapes and sizes. My triumph of the week came at one of our local convenience stores where you can pay at the pump to fill up your car. Even though I consider myself to be credit-card literate, I have never mastered the do-it-yourself checkouts of the world. Not at convenience stores. Not at supermarkets. Not at major retailers...
Yoko Ono to unveil Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland (09/28/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Yoko Ono will unveil the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Oct. 9, what would have been husband John Lennon's 67th birthday. Lennon was shot and killed outside their New York City apartment by deranged fan Mark David Chapman on Dec. 8, 1980...
Mildred Fesmire (09/28/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Mildred Fesmire, 78, of Paducah died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Lourdes Hospital. She was the daughter of S.O. and Lavonia Gertrude Caldwell Brown. She married Floyd M. Fesmire Jr., who preceded her in death. Fesmire retired from Fidelity Credit Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paducah and a longtime volunteer with Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary...
Roy Davis (09/28/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Roy Leon Davis, 72, of Vicksburg, Miss., died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. He was born June 30, 1935, in Osceola, Ark., son of Dick and Mary Buell Davis. Davis was a brick mason and owned and operated a lawn care service many years...
Mabel Bain (09/28/07)
Mabel Bain, 77, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Spanish Grant, Mo., daughter of Walter Lee and Mandy Hallmark Bromley. She and O.C. Bain were married May 17, 1947, in East Prairie, Mo. He died Sept. 7, 1986...
James Wampler (09/28/07)
James E. Wampler, 82, of Du Quoin, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. He was born March 13, 1925, at Crump, son of Omer O. and Ora V. Crump Wampler. He and Lena Crader were married in May 1947 at Whitewater. She died June 27, 1959. He then married Bonita M. Bigham July 6, 1966, at Du Quoin...
Johnny Watkins Sr. (09/28/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Johnny Louis Watkins Sr., 67, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at his home. He was born April 11, 1940, in Burdette, Ark., son of Oscar William and Lillie Irean Bowers Watkins. He and Montene Lockhart were married June 16, 1961, at Bell City, Mo...
Brooke Williams (09/28/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brooke Lucille Williams, 8, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born May 10, 1999, and was formerly of San Diego. She was a student at Perryville Elementary School...
Hassel Onderdonk (09/28/07)
Hassel Onderdonk, 64, of Millersville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 23, 1942, in St. Louis, daughter of James and Rosalie Cotner Ackman. She and Bob Onderdonk were married Aug. 7, 1982, in Jackson...
Police report 9/28/07 (09/28/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Fire report 9/28/07 (09/28/07)
n At 5:13 p.m., a fire alarm at 3120 Independence St. n At 5:29 p.m., a still alarm at Water and Independence streets. n At 9:52 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Houck Place. n At 2:44 a.m., emergency medical service at Arena Park...
Out of the past 9/28/07 (09/28/07)
A Sunday operating schedule for West Park Mall, contingent upon voter repeal of the state Blue Law in Cape Girardeau, has been announced by the management of West Park Mall; mall hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m., to enable those employees and customers who so desire to attend the church of their choice...
Legacy of '36 (09/28/07)
By Amity Shlaes What makes the current field of candidates so timid? It is clear listening to figures from both parties this year that they still believe Social Security is untouchable. This despite the fact that bringing Social Security into solvency is a relatively easy task. ...
Floodway setback (09/28/07)
After working with local, state and federal officials for half a century, residents of Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties in Southeast Missouri thought they were finally about to get protection from seasonal flooding of the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $107 million St. John's Bayou/New Madrid Floodway Project was started to close a 1,500-foot gap in the levee that stretches most of the length of the lower Mississippi River...
Speak Out 9/28/07 (09/28/07)
Marching Tigers; Ministry for all; Bigger complaints; Public schools; It's a condition; Oughta be a law
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