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Stories from Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Planning and zoning board to discuss roads, land use (10/03/07)
With a public hearing just a week away, members of Cape Girardeau's planning and zoning commission are meeting for a comprehensive plan study session tonight. Rather than taking on the entire document, which is more than 300 pages long, the group will focus on transportation and land use...
Cape pool repair tab could hit $20,000 (10/03/07)
While the bills for repairing Central Municipal Pool haven't arrived yet, the final tab could be between $15,000 and $20,000, Cape Girardeau's director of parks and recreation, Dan Muser, said Tuesday. That covers a temporary pump and motor, a new motorized pump and installation...
Local students to celebrate the game with meal, worship (10/03/07)
Cape Bible Chapel will host "Celebrate the Game" at 6 p.m. today for area high school students to highlight Thursday's rivalry football game between Central High School and Jackson High School. Students and adults can gather for a meal, worship and a speech by four-year Murray State University quarterback Stewart Childress, who now works with on-campus ministry at Southeast Missouri State University...
Marble Hill to purchase tanker truck for fire department (10/03/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- As part of a $1.2 million grant awarded to Missouri firefighters through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Marble Hill Fire and Rescue will receive funds to purchase a new tanker truck. The department is getting $175,750 to be used for vehicle acquisition, according to a news release from Gov. Matt Blunt's office...
First Friday to host two new venues (10/03/07)
The Community Counseling Center wants to accomplish something important by hosting an art show this Friday -- showing the public the real face of mental illness, the people affected by it. At Lang Jewelers the goal is different -- to show art lovers that even items as seemingly non-artsy as precision-crafted knives are, based on the skill of their creators, just as artistic as an abstract painting...
Cooper's sentence postponed (10/03/07)
With his lawyer pleading for more time because of a conflict with another case, U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton granted former state representative Nathan Cooper's request for a delay in his sentencing on federal immigration charges. But Hamilton didn't grant the full delay sought by Cooper and his attorney, Joel Schwartz of St. Louis. Instead of 30 days, Hamilton delayed the sentencing by a week, from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26...
Corrections 10/3/07 (10/03/07)
A calendar item in Tuesday's paper should have said the Southeast Missouri Hospital Breast Care & Diagnostic Center Open House will be from noon to 6 p.m. and again on Oct. 16. The Center will open its doors to visitors in October in an effort to better educate women about the detection and treatment of breast cancer...
Fun on the field at Jackson Marching Band Festival (10/03/07)
Heads jerked up when a high-pitched scream escaped from a Charleston marching band player. "What was that?" viewers in the bleachers murmured to each other. "Whoa, is everyone OK?" They were. The scream was just a cue. In unison, the marchers placed their instruments on the field and began the dance from the video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the song they had been playing. Hips shook, toes rose, hands moved to waists...
Former KC police officer indicted in toddler's death (10/03/07)
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) -- A Clay County grand jury has indicted a former Kansas City police officer in the death of his girlfriend's toddler. The grand jury on Tuesday indicted Nicholas A. Minet, 29, on charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a child...
Northeast Missouri begins to clean up after storms, tornadoes (10/03/07)
PALMYRA, Mo. (AP) -- Several northeast Missouri communities were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after strong storms and several tornadoes tumbled cars and mobile homes, tore the roofs off buildings and knocked down trees and power lines. The storms caused a few injuries, but none was believed to be life-threatening...
Mo. high school hockey player dies during practice (10/03/07)
COTTLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis high school hockey player collapsed on the ice during practice and died a short time later, school officials said Wednesday. Adam Litteken, 16, and his teammates with the Francis Howell Central team were warming up for practice Tuesday night at the Rec-Plex rink in St. Charles County when Adam collapsed. Paramedics treated the boy at the scene then took him to Barnes-St. Peters Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour after collapsing...
Blunt takes his Cabinet on the road (10/03/07)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Republican Gov. Matt Blunt took his Cabinet members on the road Tuesday, setting up shop at the Pettis County Courthouse for a public listening session that his Democratic critics claimed had more to do with politics than policy. Blunt dubbed Sedalia as Missouri's "Capitol for a Day" as he temporarily took over the office space of the county's presiding commissioner to meet with people. ...
Prosecutors: Men sought to topple U.S. government (10/03/07)
MIAMI -- Seven men intended to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI buildings to ignite a guerrilla war that would overthrow the U.S. government and pave the way for an Islamic regime, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in opening statements. FBI audio and video recordings show that the so-called "Liberty City Seven" hoped to use street gangs as soldiers who would stage attacks, ranging from large-scale bombings of major buildings to poisoning salt shakers in restaurants, Assistant U.S. ...
After summer recall, 'Thomas' train maker sent customers tainted toys as bonus gifts (10/03/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The first recall was bad enough: A million-plus "Thomas & Friends" toys pulled because of lead paint. The second was surreal: The Illinois-based maker of the smiley-faced trains sent customers "bonus gifts" so they'd stay loyal -- and now some of those toys have been recalled, too...
Supreme Court examines disparity in crack, powder cocaine sentences (10/03/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with how to give judges discretion to impose shorter prison terms without abandoning the national goal of similar punishments for similar crimes. In a pair of cases involving drug crimes, trial court judges handed down sentences that were shorter than those called for in the federal sentencing guidelines established by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
Fire at Colo. hydroelectric generating plant traps 5 workers (10/03/07)
GEORGETOWN, Colo. -- A chemical fire at a hydroelectric plant outside this mountain town trapped five workers about 1,000 feet inside an empty water tunnel Tuesday. All five were communicating with rescuers and none was injured, officials said. The structural integrity of the dam was not compromised...
Western wildfires burning more aggressively this year (10/03/07)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Fueled by drought and development, wildfires in the West are getting bigger and more aggressive, creating conditions so dangerous that fire bosses are increasingly reluctant to risk lives saving houses -- particularly if the owners have done nothing to protect their property...
North Korean leader gives South Korea's president chilly reception at Pyongyang summit (10/03/07)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The first summit between the divided Koreas in seven years opened Tuesday to rapturous cheers from hundreds of thousands of North Koreans, but their leader gave the visiting South Korean president a chillier reception. The words "I'm glad to meet you" were apparently the only ones North Korean leader Kim Jong Il uttered to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun during their first encounter in the North's capital Pyongyang -- a 12-minute welcoming ceremony to launch the three-day summit. ...
British leader to withdraw 1,000 more troops by year's end (10/03/07)
BASRA, Iraq -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Tuesday that he was slashing the remaining British contingent in Iraq by nearly 20 percent. A beleaguered Iraqi leader said his own forces would be ready to take up the slack in the country's oil-rich southernmost province in two months...
ND sails to second shutout of Sikeston (10/03/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys soccer team found out Tuesday night that it still has some ground to make up on Class 2 District 1 favorite Notre Dame. For one, Sikeston will have to limit Notre Dame's chances against keeper Scott Droddy. And Sikeston will have to find a way to generate some offense if it's going to knock off the defending state champions...
ND's Reinagel hurls no-hitter in finale of regular season (10/03/07)
Lauren Reinagel pitched her second straight no-hitter as the Notre Dame softball team (23-0) ended a perfect regular season Tuesday by beating visiting St. Pius of Festus 10-0. It is the Bulldogs' best season in school history. Reinagel, who improved to 22-0, struck out nine and walked two in the six-inning game that was stopped due to the 10-run rule...
Redhawks soccer players sweep OVC honors (10/03/07)
Southeast Missouri State's record-setting victory Sunday helped the Redhawks sweep the Ohio Valley Conference women's soccer awards for this week. The Redhawks, who won at Eastern Kentucky 9-0 to set an OVC record for margin of victory in a conference game, also posted a 3-2 win at Morehead State Friday...
Redhawks receive verbal commitment from forward (10/03/07)
Once Mark Caviness paid a visit to Southeast Missouri State, it didn't take him long to decide he wanted to play basketball for the Redhawks. Caviness, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound junior college forward, said Tuesday he has given Southeast coaches a verbal commitment...
Former punter sentenced to seven years for assault (10/03/07)
GREELEY, Colo. -- Former Northern Colorado backup punter Mitch Cozad was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for stabbing a rival in what prosecutors said was a brutal attempt to take over the starter's role. "Clearly, this was deliberate to hurt him, and you succeeded," Weld County District Judge Marcelo Kopcow told Cozad as he announced the sentence...
Young, Pena awarded for comebacks (10/03/07)
WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young was chosen as Major League Baseball's NL comeback player of the year Tuesday after setting aside professional, legal and substance abuse problems to become an All-Star. Young won the award after finishing tied for eighth in the NL in batting with a career-high .320 average. He had 13 home runs and 74 RBIs...
Cardinals face critical decisions on Isringhausen, Springer (10/03/07)
ST. LOUIS -- On the day after the season ended and St. Louis Cardinals players cleaned out their lockers, two huge bullpen contributors made it clear they'd like to stick around. Among the team's major offseason decisions is whether to exercise an $8 million option on closer Jason Isringhausen, who returned from hip surgery to go 32-for-34 in save opportunities. Russ Springer, who can become a free agent, was part of the late-inning delegation that protected the leads into the ninth...
MVP candidates meet up in playoffs (10/03/07)
By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press Matt Holliday and the streaking Colorado Rockies are in -- from out of nowhere. With all four playoff pairings finally set, now it's on with October! A postseason full of surprising entries starts this afternoon in Philadelphia, where the NL East champions host Colorado in the first playoff game for the Fightin' Phils since 1993...
Seven succulent wonders of the culinary world (10/03/07)
To me, a perfectly prepared chocolate cake is at least as awe-inspiring as the Taj Mahal or the Colosseum. So I couldn't help but be amused at the hoopla surrounding the recent campaign to identify the New 7 Wonders of the World, which named both those structures. Why no similar drive to establish the major gastronomic marvels? I think they're just as extraordinary, and to prove my point I nominate the following Seven Wonders of the Culinary World...
Bookmarked recipes with added benefits (10/03/07)
It is a great day when you get a new cookbook. Recently, members of the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors compiled recipes from family and friends to put together a cookbook to benefit the Safe House for Women. The Safe House for Women, a domestic violence shelter that provides safe shelter for women, is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1991. ...
First trial over downloads opens (10/03/07)
DULUTH, Minn. -- The nation's largest record companies took their fight against illegal downloads to a jury for the first time Tuesday, targeting a Minnesota woman they say improperly shared nearly 2,000 songs online. Jammie Thomas, a 30-year-old mother of two from Brainerd, Minn., told reporters outside the federal courtroom where the civil copyright trial is unfolding that she did nothing wrong...
Louise Boyd (10/03/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dorothy Louise Boyd, 98, of Anna died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born April 24, 1909, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Clarence and Fannie Collins Henley. She and Carl W. Boyd were married April 17, 1937, in Balcom, Ill. He died Sept. 26, 2003...
Jordyn Widner (10/03/07)
Jordyn R. Widner, 1 1/2 months, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 13, 2007, in Cape Girardeau, one in a set of triplet daughters of Jesse A. and Kimberly M. Burmester Widner. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Austin Widner; two sisters, Ainsley and Elise Widner, all of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandmother, Philly Burmester of Lompoc, Calif.; maternal great-grandmothers, Gertrude Burmester of Santa Ynez, Calif., Patricia Kistle of Sacramento, Calif.; paternal grandparents, Jack and Nina Widner of Jackson; paternal great-grandmothers, Lenora Widner of Cape Girardeau and Josephine Paulo of San Leandro, Calif.. ...
Herbert Hahn (10/03/07)
Herbert Joesph Hahn, 95, of Oran, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Richard Campbell (10/03/07)
Richard D. Campbell, 58, of Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Albert and Virginia Bienert (10/03/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A joint graveside service for Albert R. and Virginia Bienert of Apple Valley, Calif., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Park Cemetery in Chaffee. The Rev. Normand Varone will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 3127 of Chaffee...
John Blaylock (10/03/07)
John Ray Blaylock, 77, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Osceola, Ark., son of Arlie and Lottie Mae MacMeans Blaylock. He and Eugenia Kolarz were married Feb. 10, 1952, in Chicago...
James Foster (10/03/07)
James Monroe Foster, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Dixon County, Tenn., son of Hardin and Jessie Greer Foster. He and Mildred Brenneisen were married Dec. 12, 1960, in Cape Girardeau...
Diane Ward (10/03/07)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Diane Ward, 56, of McClure died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1951, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of Franklin M. and Thelma Ruth Beggs Tucker. She and Frank Ward were married Oct. 19, 1968, in Scott City...
Births 10/3/07 (10/03/07)
Burton; Forehand; Cortez-Lucious; Niswonger; Mroczkowski; Ponder
Cape police report 10/3/07 (10/03/07)
Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Cape/Jackson fire report 10/3/07 (10/03/07)
n At 7:03 p.m., a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55 at the 92 mile marker. n At 7:12 p.m., an extrication at highways 72 and 34. n At 7:38 p.m., illegal burn in the 100 block of South Louisiana Avenue. n At 8:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of North Kingshighway...
Out of the past 10/3/07 (10/03/07)
The B.F. Johnson Hall of Mathematics and Computer Science on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University is dedicated in an afternoon ceremony; Johnson Hall is the former North Hall of Science and is being renamed in recognition of a Southeast professor who died in 1941...
Ethanol: Future fiasco (10/03/07)
By Jack H. Knowlan Sr. With reference to the Sept. 17 headline "Ethanol pollution worries group": Is there really logic in building three ethanol plants in our area? If the two plants approve by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources can produce 231 million gallons of ethanol a year and use 4.5 gallons of water per gallon of ethanol produced, they are talking about more than 1 billion gallons of water that is either distilled off into the atmosphere, mostly as carbon dioxide, or pumped out somewhere as waste water.. ...
Fit teachers (10/03/07)
The Jackson School District has implemented a wellness program aimed at keeping teachers healthy. With attendance being so closely tied to school funding as well as the potential for academic success that comes with being in class every day, much emphasis has been placed on student health in recent years, but it's good to see Jackson's approach to teacher health, too...
Speak Out 10/3/07 (10/03/07)
Huge disconnect; Come to our senses; Nicotine addiction; Include family; Smoking revenue; Smelly courthouse; Dogs in class; Pet discrimination; Blame tax subsidies; Famous faces; Better system; Blame Rush; Reaching out; Hospital bills; Flaunting $100 bills; Cut some expenses; Facility priorities
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