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Stories from Monday, October 8, 2007

County nod gives CVB path to grants (10/08/07)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners have endorsed a plan to fund a destination marketing organization. One already exists. John Mehner, Cape Girar-deau's Chamber of Commerce president, said Friday that Cape Girardeau's Convention and Visitors Bureau fits the bill. The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce operates the CVB under a contract with the city...
McClure wants to rein in dogs, cats (10/08/07)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- McClure Mayor Cheryle Dillon could be accused of having an unhidden agenda. Dillon wrote the animal control ordinance that will be introduced at the village board's meeting Tuesday night. As director of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, she had some background on the issues...
Area drivers asked to use caution during road work (10/08/07)
For those traveling outside Cape Girardeau County, be alert to road projects in the following counties:Dunklin County Highway 53, from Route J to Route H (north of Campbell) will be reduced to one lane for pavement repairs. The work is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Tuesday and continue through 5 p.m. Friday...
Fields under dispute (10/08/07)
The fields at Scott City's Big Buck Park are silent now. Summer baseball and softball are long gone. But since the end of the season these fields have become an object of dispute -- a dispute that the Scott City government hopes can be resolved at a special council meeting taking place at 7 p.m. today...
Model planes take to the sky at Galaxy Park open house (10/08/07)
Holden Seyer barely let his father finish eating lunch before pulling him out to edge of the field so he could launch a model plane into the air. The 3-year-old jumped up and down at his father's feet clutching small model plane toys in his hands. It was one of many flights Sunday at the Galaxy Park Model Airfield open house in Cape Girardeau. The park takes advantage of the old solid waste landfill off Highway 177...
Military digest 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Cape graduate training with Seabees Brent Humphries recently completed U.S. Navy basic training camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is now receiving training as a construction electrician with the Navy Seabees at Wichita Falls, Texas. Humphries is a 2004 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Bill and Dale Humphries of Cape Girardeau...
Humane Society gears up for second annual western dance (10/08/07)
Haybales, a saddle stand and red and blue bandannas will set the stage for the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri's second annual Barn Dance, set for 7 p.m. Saturday. The western-style dance will be at Arena Park's 4-H exhibition hall with music by the band Trademark...
Group throws block party to mark Neighborhood Nights (10/08/07)
Encouraging neighbors to come together and get to know each other is one of the reasons Mayor Jay Knudtson designated October as Cape Girardeau's Neighborhood Nights month. Neighborhood Nights has been going on for two years and the Neighborhood Connections group is offering incentives to keep it growing, including a visit from the police or fire departments on a first-come, first-served basis...
Community cuisine 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Wesley UMC Fruitland holds annual dinner Wesley UMC Fruitland will hold its annual fried chicken and kettle beef dinner Saturday. Doors will open at 3 p.m.; dinner will be served until 6:30 p.m. Dinner also includes mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, homemade fresh baked bread, drinks and desserts. ...
Community digest 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Luncheon and bake sale for Kelly FCCLA ; Scott City Women's Club hosts benefit auction; Registration open for Run Around Town race; Halloween parade planned in Scott City; Craft vendors needed for Marble Hill bazaar
Webster University gets $10 million gift (10/08/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Webster University on Monday announced what it described as the largest gift bestowed in the school's nearly 100-year history. The $10 million gift came from former U.S. Ambassador George H. Walker III. Walker once served as the university's board chairman. He has designated the gift for Webster's School of Business and Technology...
Missouri auditor, husband file for divorce (10/08/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- State Auditor Susan Montee and her husband have filed for divorce after 23 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Susan Montee, 48, took office in January as auditor with her husband, James Montee, 49, standing at her side for the inauguration...
Abuse of power common claim in Mo. gubernatorial campaign (10/08/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A theme is emerging in Missouri's already long-under-way gubernatorial campaign. It focuses not on who's best using his power for the people, but rather on who is abusing his power the most. Misuse of state property for a political campaign. Destruction of government documents. Direction of state police for political spin. Solicitation of money from legal adversaries...
St. Louis gets ready to install surveillance cameras downtown (10/08/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Police will begin installing a network of surveillance cameras downtown in an effort to curb crime. The eight wireless video cameras, to be mounted from elevated vantage points, can pan 360 degrees and tilt in any direction. They can zoom in close enough to magnify a license plate, and record outdoor footage 24 hours a day...
One dies after shortened Chicago Marathon (10/08/07)
CHICAGO -- A Michigan police officer died Sunday while running the Chicago Marathon as stifling heat and smothering humidity forced race organizers to shut down the course midway through the event, authorities said. Chad Schieber, 35, collapsed while running on the city's South Side and was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m. at a Veteran's Affairs hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office...
Devlin expected to plead guilty in back-to-back hearings (10/08/07)
UNION, Mo. -- Michael Devlin, a former pizza parlor manager accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two boys, is expected to plead guilty, starting today, in a series of hearings early this week in four jurisdictions. Devlin faces more than 80 counts in Franklin, Washington and St. Louis counties, and in U.S. District Court in St. Louis...
St. Louis chefs readying to compete in 'culinary olympics' (10/08/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Like many Olympians, St. Louisans Mike Bush, J.T. Gelineau, Mike Palazzola, Wayne Sieve and Kevin Taylor are up before dawn practicing their routines. In their case, however, the workout room is the kitchen. And their version of a perfect 10 involves not just presentation, execution and flavor of the food they're preparing, but also virtually every action they take from the moment they step into the kitchen...
Man faces 30-year prison term after stealing 52-cent doughnut (10/08/07)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- A Park Hills man could potentially pay a hefty price to satisfy his sweet tooth. Scott A. Masters, 41, has been charged with felony second-degree robbery after employees at a Country Mart in this town 60 miles northwest of Cape Girardeau said he slipped a 52-cent doughnut into his sweat shirt without paying last December, then pushed away a clerk who tried to stop him as he fled the store...
Small ultrasound scanners used spot artery plaque (10/08/07)
MADISON, Wis. -- What if your doctor could swipe a wand over your neck and reveal whether you have hidden heart disease? That is now possible in places other than the sick bay of the starship Enterprise. Miniature ultrasound machines are starting to make their way into ordinary doctors' offices, where they may someday be as common as stethoscopes and EKGs. A pocket-sized one weighing less than 2 pounds hit the market last week...
Web sites, higher fines target handicapped-parking violators (10/08/07)
XENIA, Ohio -- When Maureen Birdsall took her disabled, 92-year-old grandfather to a California hospital, she lost the only available handicapped-parking spot to a woman in a red corvette. Much to Birdsall's surprise, the woman didn't appear to be disabled. "I sat there dumbfounded," she recalled...
Supreme Court case pits president against Texas over death penalty (10/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court ultimately will sort out...
Number of homeless increasing across U.S. (10/08/07)
AMHERST, Mass. -- There is just enough space for Lisa Rivera's family to sleep at Jessie's House homeless shelter. In one room, she fits the full-sized bed she shares with her 9-year-old daughter, the trundle for her 11-year-old son, a twin bed for her 14-year-old daughter and a playpen for her 1 1/2-year old son...
Democrats touch off lobbying in fight over Medicare (10/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- Call it the health insurance companies and nursing homes versus doctors and the AARP, a classic, inside-the-Beltway struggle that erupted when House Democrats sought changes to Medicare. Publicly, all sides trumpeted their concern for older people in the United States and scarcely mentioned their own financial and political self-interests, if at all...
NYC building explosion blamed on natural gas leak (10/08/07)
NEW YORK -- A leaky kitchen gas hose was blamed Sunday for an apartment building explosion that threw residents against walls, blew out their windows and hurled debris into the streets. The explosion Saturday injured more than 20 people, including four burned girls...
Off-duty deputy in Wis. kills 6, injures another (10/08/07)
CRANDON, Wis. -- An off-duty sheriff's deputy went on a shooting rampage early Sunday at a home where seven young people had gathered for pizza and movies, killing six and critically injuring the other before authorities fatally shot him, officials said...
Cycling gains ground in NYC (10/08/07)
NEW YORK -- New York City, with its convoys of cabs, miles of subway track, fleets of fume-belching trucks and hordes of harried commuters, is a long way from Davis, Calif., with a University of California campus and not much else. But the concrete jungle and the college town were both honored recently by the League of American Bicyclists for bike friendliness...
Train, bus collide in Cuba, 28 killed (10/08/07)
HAVANA -- A bus collided with a train in eastern Cuba, killing at least 28 people and injuring another 73, including 15 in critical condition, state media reported Sunday. Authorities were still investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred around midday Saturday in the province of Granma, about 500 miles east of Havana, according to a statement read on state television...
After half-century of no war, no peace, Koreas may see treaty (10/08/07)
On a July morning a lifetime ago, two generals, one in American khaki, the other in North Korean drab, strode into a makeshift building in a no-man's-land, took their seats at separate tables and signed the papers put before them. They left after just 12 minutes, without a handshake, without a word...
Costa Rica votes on free trade deal (10/08/07)
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Ricans were sharply divided over Sunday's referendum on a free-trade pact with the United States -- a measure supporters say is key to national prosperity, but critics fear could hurt farmers and small businesses. Costa Rica is the only one of the six Latin American signatories to the trade deal, known as CAFTA, that has yet to ratify it. The pact is in effect in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador...
Darfur town destroyed after attack on peacekeepers (10/08/07)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A Darfur town under the control of Sudanese troops has been razed, the U.N. said Sunday. The destruction of the town was in apparent retaliation for a suspected rebel attack on a nearby African Union peacekeeping base. The town of Haskanita "which is currently under the control of the government, was completely burned down, except for a few buildings," the U.N. mission to Sudan said in a statement...
Musharraf's election eligibility in question (10/08/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan has entered a period of political limbo, caught between Gen. Pervez Musharraf's presidential election win and a future Supreme Court ruling on whether he was even eligible to run. Musharraf scored an overwhelming victory Saturday in a vote by lawmakers that was boycotted by much of the opposition in protest against the U.S.-allied military leader...
Redhawks nose into first place in OVC (10/08/07)
Led by a freshman with a nose for the goal and a senior who tied a school record, the Southeast Missouri State soccer team continued to roll Sunday. The Redhawks posted their fifth straight win, 3-0 over visiting Tennessee Tech. Southeast improved to 4-0 in Ohio Valley Conference play and assumed sole possession of first place, ahead of Samford (3-0), which was idle...
New house for Kimbeland Country Club (10/08/07)
It hasn't been exactly a secret that the 45-year-old wooden frame clubhouse at Kimbeland Country Club has long passed its prime. But exactly how tired looking the diminutive, dark brown wood-sided structure had become was made unmistakably apparent over the course of the last nine months. The structure now sits in the shadows of its successor, a 7,636-square foot, $1.3 million, stonewall structure with a full wrap-around porch...
Tigers rise to No. 11 after rout of Nebraska (10/08/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri was playing so well, no one wanted to leave. Even if midnight was closing in. Traffic snaked out of Faurot Field more than an hour-and-a-half after the Tigers' dominating late-night 41-6 victory over No. 25 Nebraska on Saturday. The game finished so late quarterback Chase Daniel was 20 when it started and 21 just minutes after the finish...
Sunday's NFL results 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Patriots 34, Browns 17 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots (5-0) made history Sunday with a win over the Cleveland Browns, the latest victim of a powerhouse that seems to score at will. Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, tying an NFL record with at least three in each of his first five games. Junior Seau grabbed two interceptions, and New England became the first team to start a season with five wins by at least 17 points...
Gordon reluctantly rides patient strategy to win (10/08/07)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- It's not in Jeff Gordon's nature to go slow, and asking the four-time series champion to ride aimlessly around in the back of the pack is unheard of. But with all the unknowns surrounding Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, it seemed to be the safest strategy. Still, he resisted, and even told car owner Rick Hendrick he wouldn't do it...
Rockies oust Phils in three games (10/08/07)
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies roared into the NL championship series Saturday night, completing a three-game sweep by beating Philadelphia 2-1 on pinch-hitter Jeff Baker's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning. Colorado's 17th win in 18 games was fueled by rookie Ubaldo Jimenez, the hard-throwing 23-year-old who allowed one run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings, and a bevy of reliable relievers who silenced the Phillies' dangerous bats for the third straight game...
Leonard tops Parnevik in playoff to win Texas Open for third time (10/08/07)
Justin Leonard won the Texas Open for the third time Sunday, beating Jesper Parnevik with a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff. Leonard, also the 2000 and 2001 winner at LaCantera Golf Club Resort Course in San Antonio, closed with a 5-under 65 to match Parnevik at 19-under 261. Parnevik, who opened with a 61 and led after each of the first three rounds, finished with a 69...
Johnson nets first NHL goal (10/08/07)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- It took Erik Johnson just two games to make an impact in the NHL. Johnson scored his first goal on a power play with 7:17 left in the third period to give St. Louis the lead for good, and the Blues beat Los Angeles 5-3 Saturday night to spoil the Kings' home opener...
Rams sink to 0-5 (10/08/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Leinart's broken collarbone put Kurt Warner back on the first string. It also gave him a chance to relive the glory days. Warner produced three touchdowns against his old team, one in his typical relief role and two more after Leinart was hurt late in the first half of the Arizona Cardinals' 34-31 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday...
Missouri gives its fans hope of a major bowl game (10/08/07)
Sure, the University of Nebraska football program is only a shell of its former, dominant self these days. Still, that was some kind of performance by Missouri during Saturday's 41-6 beat-down of the visiting Cornhuskers. That the Tigers won the game isn't very surprising. After all, they were favored by about a touchdown...
Inflation's effect on minimum wage is significant (10/08/07)
The state announced Friday the first inflation adjustment under the Missouri minimum wage law approved by voters last year, calculating a 2.2 percent increase to $6.65 an hour beginning Jan. 1. The increase is sure to re-ignite the effort, pushed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to repeal the indexing provision of the law. Regardless of whether that is successful in the short term, the real pinch from the indexing will hit in 2009 and 2010...
Lindsay Lohan checks out of Utah rehab program (10/08/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan has checked out of a drug and alcohol treatment program in Utah that she entered in August, according to People magazine. Lohan, 21, left the Cirque Lodge treatment center Friday afternoon, the magazine reported on its Web site, citing statements from her parents...
Coupon handler sued for $150 million (10/08/07)
MILWAUKEE -- More than 20 consumer products companies, including Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Global Inc., have sued the nation's largest coupon handler, saying they lost at least $150 million in a coupon fraud scheme. The companies, which also include PepsiCo Inc., General Mills Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Kellogg Co., filed suit against International Outsourcing Services LLC and several of its former officers Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin...
Memo 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Free small business counseling offered The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission will offer free counseling Thursday for small businesses and people considering opening new businesses. Offered in cooperation with Gil Degenhardt of the Southeast Missouri State University Small Business Development Center, the counseling is conducted by appointment and each session takes about one hour. ...
Ruling boosts effort against music piracy (10/08/07)
The recording industry Thursday won the largest judgment so far against consumers who illegally download music over the Internet when a federal jury ordered a 30-year-old Minnesota woman to pay $222,000 for copyright infringement. The victory could embolden the industry in its four-year legal campaign against piracy at a time when illegal sharing of music online is dramatically reducing music sales...
U.S. service economy grew at slower pace in Sept. (10/08/07)
NEW YORK -- The shriveled housing market may be a drag on U.S. business activity, but it hasn't stopped it. The nation's service economy, like its manufacturing sector, slowed in September but still saw growth. The service sector hasn't seen a month of contraction in four-and-a-half years, according to the Institute for Supply Management's monthly reports...
The continuum of care (10/08/07)
In March 2006, a new health care facility opened in Cape Girardeau called Landmark Hospital, a 30-bed medical center providing long-term acute care. Last week, Dr. William Kapp of Cape Girardeau and Michael Norman of Jacksonville, Fla., the partners who started Landmark, won regulatory approval to build their fourth facility, and third in Missouri. ...
People on the move 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Modern Woodmen name agent of month District representative Ken Volkerding of Jackson, of the Modern Woodmen Missouri East Agency, was named agent of the month for September. Volkerding has been part of Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, based in Farmington, Mo., since November 2004...
Daniel Schemel (10/08/07)
Daniel Arthur Schemel, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home. He was born July 28, 1947, in New Kensington, Pa., son of Lloyd E. and Anna M. (Hafley) Schemel. Schemel served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed carpet layer...
Glen Francis (10/08/07)
Glen W. Francis, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 24, 1920, at Grassy, Mo., son of William Lorance and Emma Elizabeth Patterson Francis. He was a member of the Scopus Church of Christ and a school teacher from 1948 to 1978. He taught in one-room school houses and then in the Zalma School district. He also was a member of the Certified Teachers Association and the Missouri Teachers Association...
Ruby Routon (10/08/07)
Roby Routon, 86, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Hazel Kester (10/08/07)
Hazel Hobbs Kester, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Isaac H. and Esther Schroeder Hobbs. She and Walter Kester were married on Dec. 21, 1941 in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 21, 1979...
Ronald Carlton (10/08/07)
Ronald K. "Ike" Carlton, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 9, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Lloyd W. and Juanita L. (Johnson) Carlton. He and Deborah S. (Wilson) Carlton were married on April 6, 1973, in Cape Girardeau...
Cape/Jackson fire report 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
n At 4:43 p.m., a boat rescue on the Mississippi River. n At 5:24 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 2700 block of Flora Hills. n At 5:26 p.m., an emergency medical service at 611 South West End Boulevard. n At 6:33 p.m., an emergency medical service at 101 Cape West Parkway...
Cape/Jackson police report 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Arrests; Summons
Out of the past 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
The Southeast Missouri port north of Scott City will soon become one of a limited number of inland ports that will offer new containerized shipments; containerized service will allow area businesses to transport less than barge load shipments from here to New Orleans for export throughout the world...
Tiffani's miracle (10/08/07)
Parallel stories are being told in Doniphan, Mo. One is the story of a 12-year-old girl named Tiffani Murray, who has fought death with every ounce of energy she could muster. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Tiffani has gone through numerous recoveries. All of the health problems have taken their toll. Her closest brush with death resulted in a dramatic resuscitation and brain damage...
Speak Out 10/8/07 (10/08/07)
Medical care; Useful drug reps; Phony Rush; Weather and science; Icy bridges; Dealer not wanted; No more Clintons; Leading complainer; After the ice age; Running red light
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