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Stories from Friday, October 5, 2007

Empty bowls tickets go on sale today (10/05/07)
The Cape Area Family Resource Center and an army of local potters have come together to bring back the Empty Bowls project for the second year. Empty Bowls raises money for local food pantries by selling tickets to a soup dinner, this year taking place Nov. 4 at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau...
County seeks paving deal (10/05/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday directed county highway administrator Scott Bechtold to negotiate with paving companies and equipment suppliers to find a way to put a chip-and-seal surface on at least a few miles of county roads this year...
GOP appointee official will try to win seat (10/05/07)
Scott County Commissioner Ron McCormick has already made his decision: Though the general election is more than a year away, he's decided to try to win the seat he was appointed to earlier this year. McCormick said he's decided to run for election as the commissioner representing the county's northern district, which would make him the first Republican commissioner to win election since 1920. ...
Cape Girardeau schools aligning curricula throughout district (10/05/07)
Cape Girardeau students completed a battery of benchmark tests last month. Elementary students took tests to determine reading levels. Students in grades K-8 finished writing assessments. Teachers gave math pretests. They will continue to monitor students' reading levels through running records...
Judge rules Barlow trial will be heard in another county (10/05/07)
The case against Lisa Barlow, accused of killing her boyfriend, Michael E. Strong, will not be heard by a Bollinger County jury. Barlow's defense attorney, Amy Metzinger of the public defender's office, made the request to move the court proceedings to another county Thursday morning at a hearing before Circuit Judge Benjamin F. Lewis...
Cape Girardeau's Reynolds House at risk (10/05/07)
The Reynolds House is falling apart. Rescued from demolition in 1981 and mothballed in 1999, the 150-year-old building at 623 N. Main St. is once again at risk. It hardly looks like a building on the National Register of Historic Places. "It's in terrible condition," said Dan Cotner during a visit to the home Thursday. ...
Learning briefs (10/05/07)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Stephanie Barham of Jackson has been awarded the Program of Continuing Education Grant from the Cape Girardeau Chapter GF of the PEO Sisterhood. Barham is a student at the Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 10/5/07 (10/05/07)
n Authorized the closure of certain streets in the central business district at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day parade. n Accepted the bid of Lappe Cement Finishing Inc. of Perryville, Mo., in the amount of $101,168.95 for the Seabaugh Road improvement project...
Region briefs 10/5/07 (10/05/07)
Judge grants new delay in Cooper sentencing A federal judge granted another delay in former state representative Nathan Cooper's sentencing for two federal counts of immigration fraud, pushing back the date to Nov. 21. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Jean C. ...
First Friday receptions (10/05/07)
The following places will host First Friday receptions tonight:Arts Council of Southeast Missouri The arts council displays work from Terry Ludwig and Nancy Wylie, while the Visual Arts Cooperative shows new work. When: 5 to 9 p.m. Community Counseling Center...
Blunt willing to change or repeal new village law (10/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt said Thursday that he is willing to work with county officials who want to change or repeal a new law making it easier for landowners to incorporate as villages. Blunt signed the provision into law earlier this year as part of a much broader bill addressing various local government issues. But he now says the issue wasn't too important to him and he didn't know who was backing it...
Ethics Commission delays contribution limit decision (10/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After hearing conflicting advice from Democratic and Republican party attorneys, the Missouri Ethics Commission chose Thursday to wait another month before deciding how to enforce a state Supreme Court ruling reinstating campaign contribution limits...
Nixon sues 3 online ticket brokers (10/05/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Thursday filed suit against three out-of-state ticket-sales Web sites for allegedly selling tickets for a "Hannah Montana" concert in Kansas City far above their face value. Nixon's office filed lawsuits in Jackson County Circuit Court against TNOW Entertainment Group Inc. ...
Judge denies Sen. Craig's attempt to reopen sex sting case (10/05/07)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig lost a court bid to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from an airport men's room sex sting, and his state's governor swiftly announced he had chosen a replacement in the event of a resignation. Craig had no immediate public response to the ruling by Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter in Minnesota...
House: Contractors in Iraq should be subject to U.S. prosecution (10/05/07)
WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees...
Federal investigators probe fire that left 5 dead at Colo. hydroelectric plant (10/05/07)
GEORGETOWN, Colo. -- Federal investigators focused Thursday on working conditions and safety procedures inside the hydroelectric plant tunnel where five workers died after a fire erupted on the equipment they were using. Autopsies were pending, but authorities believe smoke and fumes from Tuesday's fire killed the workers as they sat trapped deep underground. Communication from the crew ended about an hour after the fire broke out...
Gun rights groups, other cities wary of D.C. appeal on handgun ban (10/05/07)
WASHINGTON -- Deep inside Washington's police headquarters is a library like few others, with floor-to-ceiling racks displaying 1,700 guns, from a World War II-era rifle with bayonet to rows of pocket-size revolvers, automatic pistols and big six-shooters that look straight out of the Wild West...
Approval of Bush, Congress hit new low in poll (10/05/07)
WASHINGTON -- Public approval for President Bush and Congress has hit new lows in The Associated Press-Ipsos poll. With the Iraq war dragging on and recession fears mounting, only 31 percent of those surveyed said they approve of the job Bush is doing, according to the poll released Thursday...
N. Korea skirts nuclear issue at summit (10/05/07)
SEOUL, South Korea -- As they wrapped up the second-ever summit between the divided Koreas, President Roh Moo-hyun raised North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's arm into the air Thursday like a champion prizefighter after a bout. But the two Koreas remain far from delivering a knockout punch for peace, because of the lingering threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons -- a subject mostly glossed over at the Pyongyang summit...
Last of trapped miners emerge from South African gold mine (10/05/07)
CARLETONVILLE, South Africa -- Singing and dancing despite exhaustion, the last of 3,200 miners trapped deep underground for more than a day emerged safely Thursday night, delivering a happy ending but raising questions about the safety of South Africa's important gold mines...
Myanmar junta chief willing to meet with detained opposition leader (10/05/07)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Hoping to deflect outrage over images of soldiers gunning down protesters, Myanmar's hard-line leader announced Thursday he is willing to talk with detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi -- but only if she stops calling for international sanctions...
Gates says weapons orders for Iraq must be sped up (10/05/07)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The United States must deliver weapons to Iraq more quickly, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday after an announcement that the Iraqis have ordered $100 million in military equipment from China. The U.S. military has expressed concerns that it is harder to track weapons purchased from countries other than America. In many cases, the Iraqis cannot account for arms flowing into the country, which often end up in the hands of insurgents...
Iraq investigation recommends Blackwater guards face trial (10/05/07)
BAGHDAD -- The official Iraqi investigation into the Blackwater shooting last month recommends that the security guards face trial in Iraqi courts and that the company compensate the victims, an Iraqi government minister said Thursday. The three-member panel, led by Defense Minister Abdul-Qader al-Obeidi, determined that Blackwater guards sprayed western Baghdad's Nisoor Square with gunfire Sept. 16 without provocation, Minister of State for National Security Sherwan al-Waili said...
Workers find remains of nearly 3 dozen bodies in 19th-century Moscow home (10/05/07)
MOSCOW -- Workers rebuilding a 19th-century Moscow house dug up the remains of nearly three dozen people, and investigators were trying to determine their identities, a city police official said Thursday. Police also found a rusted pistol in the estate where the remains of an estimated 34 people were found, said Moscow city police spokesman Yevgeny Gildeyev. The property was owned by a famous czarist-era noble family, the Sheremetyevs...
Plane crashes in Congo's capital (10/05/07)
KINSHASA, Congo -- In a thunderous blast, a cargo plane slammed into an impoverished residential neighborhood in Congo's capital seconds after takeoff Thursday, leaving at least 25 people dead in a smoky wreckage of concrete blocks and twisted debris...
Central doubles team rolls in district play (10/05/07)
Sarah Ford and Lindsey Pingel didn't miss a beat. The Central doubles pair cruised through the first day of the district tennis tournament Thursday, earning a berth in today's semifinals. Ford and Pingel have won the district title and earned trips to the state tournament the last two years...
Andrews gives Central fans reason to cheer (10/05/07)
Bright spots were few and far between Thursday night for Central in its 56-13 loss to Jackson at Houck Stadium. But there was Cantrell Andrews. The junior running back and kick return man was the only positive for Central in a first half that saw the Tigers rack up a total of 21 yards of offense and fall behind 42-0. And he scored the Tigers' only two touchdowns of the game, scoring on runs of 3 and 41 yards...
Indians remain perfect this season (10/05/07)
Jackson defensive tackle Kevin Pridemore had not recovered a fumble in the first five games of this season but had two in the first 1 minute, 23 seconds of Thursday night's showdown against rival Central at Houck Stadium. The first came on the Central 4-yard line and the second was on the Tigers' 17 yard-line. Central quarterback Chase Johnson lost both fumbles...
Bulldogs earn revenge (10/05/07)
JACKSON -- The Notre Dame boys soccer team was so intent on avenging an earlier loss to Jackson, the Bulldogs believe they came out too fired up Thursday night. "We came out so pumped up ... we went in too hard and we caused a lot of fouls," junior forward Brock Dirnberger said. "We decided to calm it down [in the second half]."...
Shah signs pro deal (10/05/07)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball player Asif Shah has signed a professional contract with the Southern Illinois Miners. Shah will join the Miners, an independent team located in Marion, Ill., for the 2008 season. Shah was first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference as a utility player last season. He batted .312 with a team-high 50 RBIs, while going 7-3 to lead the pitching staff in wins...
Indians hit four homers in 12-3 shellacking of Yankees (10/05/07)
CLEVELAND -- Rocked right off the bat, the Cleveland Indians quickly found their October swing. C.C. Sabathia settled down after giving up a debated homer on his fifth pitch and the Indians returned to the postseason after a six-year disappearance by thumping the New York Yankees 12-3 in their AL playoff opener...
Jocketty's assistant wants to take the reins (10/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals' interim general manager made it clear Thursday that he wants Walt Jocketty's old job. But John Mozeliak, who has been with the organization for a dozen years, doesn't feel the need to campaign. He'd like to believe ownership already has his resume...
neXt:The next generation, covered now (10/05/07)
By Chris Harris ~ Southeast Missourian Lindsey Holman and her friends go to the skate park at least once a week, but it's not to skate. They spend the time cleaning up beer bottles and repairing equipment that has been vandalized at the park on North Fountain Street next to Old Lorimier Cemetery...
Science experiment: Spooky slime for Halloween (10/05/07)
Halloween is just around the corner and over the next few weeks I'll showcase some spooky science experiments that you can try at home. You never know, these experiment might scare you into loving science! Ingredients 4 fl. oz. bottle of Elmer's Glue...
Aiming high (10/05/07)
Lindsey Holman and her friends go to the skate park at least once a week, but it's not to skate. They spend the time cleaning up beer bottles and repairing equipment that has been vandalized at the park on North Fountain Street next to Old Lorimier Cemetery...
Riding on two wheels (10/05/07)
My first bicycle was a balloon-tire one-speed Western Flyer that was well-suited for the dusty gravel roads of Killough Valley in the Ozark hills over yonder. My Western Flyer was capable of as many speeds as my legs could endure. Mostly, I rode my one-speed bike slowly. Crashing on gravel quickly teaches bike-riding prudence...
Jury finds Minn. woman violated copyright law in downloading trial (10/05/07)
DULUTH, Minn. -- The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury ordered a Minnesota woman to pay $222,000 for sharing copyrighted music online. The jury ordered Jammie Thomas, 30, to pay the six record companies that sued her $9,250 for each of 24 songs they focused on in the case. They had alleged she shared 1,702 songs online in violation of their copyrights...
'Heavenly Sword' swings onto PlayStation 3 (10/05/07)
The hack-and-slash genre brings a certain mindless, yet simply satisfying, element to video games. Call it a quirk of gaming, but sometimes there's just an odd pleasure in pressing the same few buttons over and over again. "Heavenly Sword" (Rated T, $59.99) brings this game style to the PlayStation3 with Hollywood-caliber production values...
'Star Trek' actor in the sky: Asteroid named for George Takei (10/05/07)
NEW YORK -- A piece of outer space named for George Takei is in kind of a rough neighborhood for somebody who steers a starship: an asteroid belt. An asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been renamed 7307 Takei in honor of the actor, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" series and movies...
Jury finds Minn. woman violated copyright law in download trial; victory for record companies (10/05/07)
DULUTH, Minn. -- The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury ordered a Minnesota woman to pay $222,000 for sharing copyrighted music online. The jury ordered Jammie Thomas, 30, to pay the six record companies that sued her $9,250 for each of 24 songs they focused on in the case. They had alleged she shared 1,702 songs online in violation of their copyrights...
Elza Youngblood (10/05/07)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Elza Youngblood, 85, of Mounds died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Mound City, Ill., son of Garland and Lillie Thomas Youngblood. He and Mary Ruth Brown were married Feb. 22, 1941...
Herbert Wengert (10/05/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Herbert A. "Whitey" Wengert, 83, of Perryville died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, at St. Mary, Mo., son of Martin and Josephine Brieg Wengert. He and Emogene Riney were married Aug. 26, 1950, at Lithium, Mo...
June LaGrone (10/05/07)
June LaGrone, 38, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Sharon Kaye LaGrone. LaGrone was a 1988 graduate of Egyptian High School in Tamms, Ill. She was employed in the dietary department at Central Middle School. She was a life member of Second Baptist Church in Tamms...
Mary McCormack (10/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Mary Ellen McCormack, 84, of East Prairie died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at East Prairie Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 25, 1922, in East Prairie, daughter of Dick and Ophelia Bryan Russell. McCormack worked 10 years at Simpson Oil Co. in Charleston, Mo., then worked for Bock Oil Co. and MFA, retiring in 1972. She was a member of First Christian Church...
Walter Heckrotte (10/05/07)
Walter E. Heckrotte, 54, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 29, 1953, in Phoenix, son of Tresha L. King and John R. Heckrotte. Survivors include his father; a brother, Wayne Heckrotte; and a sister, Alice Heckrotte, of Cape Girardeau...
Lucille Henry (10/05/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lucille Henry, 93, of Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Ormond Beach. She was born July 3, 1914, in St. Louis, daughter of Edward A. and Clara Infanger Feiner Mueller. She and Donald W. Henry were married Feb. 3, 1940, in Jackson. He died Nov. 9, 1986...
Christopher Gipson (10/05/07)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Christopher James Gipson, infant son of Sara Brewington and Derrick Gipson of Fredericktown, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandmother, Lisa Brewington of Fredericktown; paternal grandfather, Bobby Gipson of Fredericktown; paternal grandmother, Diane Wheat of Perryville, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, James and Shirley Priest of Marquand, Mo.; and paternal great-grandparents, James and Helen Gipson of Fredericktown.. ...
Lunette Geringer (10/05/07)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- Lunette M. Geringer, 74, of Biehle died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. She was born Nov. 25, 1932, at Brewer, Mo., daughter of Otto and Corine Berkbigler Bohnert. She and Sylvester Geringer were married June 26, 1954...
Hugo Perr (10/05/07)
Hugo H. Perr, 78, of Barnhart, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home. He was born May 7, 1929, at Altenburg, Mo., son of Martin Theodore and Louise M. Perr. He married Betty M. Klaus, who preceded him in death. Perr was a letter pressman with Concordia Publishing...
Mary Ellen Hiett (10/05/07)
Mary Ellen Hiett, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1937, at Delta, daughter of Hubert and Bernice Davenport Snider. She and Harry Hiett were married May 28, 1955, in Delta. Mrs. Hiett was a graduate of Delta High School. She lived at Dexter, Mo., 28 years and had lived in Cape Girardeau 10 years...
Ruth Moore (10/05/07)
Ruth Emogene Moore, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 12, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles and Helen Norvell Lowes. She and Walter Glenn Moore were married June 1, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 19, 1978...
Cape/Jackson police report 10/5/07 (10/05/07)
Arrests; Thefts
Out of the past 10/5/07 (10/05/07)
Cuts in state aid have left area public schools minus sizable chunks of their budget pies; although some educators expected only a 3 percent cut in state aid to education, Gov. Kit Bond has called for a 5 percent reduction. A group of planning consultants has indicated the best locations for a multipurpose civic arena in Cape Girardeau: The tract just west of South Kingshighway between Route K and Bloomfield Road, which was once the proposed site for Westborough Mall; property just north of the junction of North Sprigg and Bertling streets, and parcels of land to the east and west of North Sprigg Street just south of Bertling Street.. ...
Reading list (10/05/07)
I've been doing more reading than I normally do, though I generally read for a minimum of three to four hours daily. Just trying to read all of the industry, government and political news takes up a great piece of my day, as I have to edit my time...
Being neighborly (10/05/07)
There are lots of reasons many of us don't know our neighbors. For one thing, we've become such a mobile society that we don't often have the same neighbors very long. By the time we get around to introducing ourselves, our neighbors have moved on...
Speak Out 10/5/07 (10/05/07)
Ethanol slowdown; Fun in Commerce; Home-grown singer; Garbage and taxes; Welcome, Whoopi; Too coincidental
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