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Stories from Wednesday, October 10, 2007

County building evacuated after odor reported (10/10/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Administrative Building in Jackson was evacuated Wednesday, as the Jackson Fire Department responded to an odor coming from the basement. An employee pulled the fire alarm around 3 p.m., when he started noticing the smell and the power went out, said Associate County Commissioner Jay Purcell...
Guilty plea in Jackson shooting (10/10/07)
A Jackson 16-year-old admitted Tuesday to shooting a fellow teen three times when he pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree assault. In exchange for Jonathan D. McClard's plea, the state dropped the additional charge of armed criminal action. The state previously certified McClard as an adult when charging him with the July 10 shooting of Jeremy Voshage, 17, at the Shawnee Square Car Wash in Jackson...
Church seeks permit for food ministry (10/10/07)
A Cape Girardeau church is asking for a special permit to sell groceries, four years after starting the enterprise. The Rev. Zack Strong of Christ Church of the Heartland said he'll appear at tonight's planning and zoning commission meeting to ask for a permit to function as an Angel Food Ministries outlet...
Immigration not a new dilemma, speaker says (10/10/07)
Dr. Warren Anderson has no intention of solving the nation's border patrol problems and offers no insight to the politics surrounding immigration. What he is interested in, however, is the relationship between a small Illinois town, Cobden, and the western Mexican town of Cheran...
Work begins on storytelling festival (10/10/07)
When Chuck Martin and Dr. Joel Rhodes went to Jonesborough, Tenn., for their first look at the National Storytelling Festival in 2006, they weren't necessarily expecting what they found. The event was massive. "It's huge," Rhodes said. "This is a culture that's thriving. Tens of thousands of people come from all over North America to hear these storytellers."...
Board gets preview of 'Dearly Departed' (10/10/07)
The Jackson Board of Education got a preview of the drama department's upcoming show "Dearly Departed" at their meeting Tuesday night. Cast members Bethany Elfrink and Daniel Hooks acted part of a scene from the comedy about a dysfunctional family whose father dies and causes the family to come together in support. The show will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 in the Jackson High School auditorium...
Music off the cuff (10/10/07)
In the upcoming production "Big River," Mark Twain is an omnipotent presence writing the book that will become "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Like Twain, three musicians in 19th-century costumes onstage are a constant visual presence in the show, a theatrical convention suggesting that everything the audience sees is springing from the famous author's head...
Blunt announces task force to look at high-speed Internet access (10/10/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A 16-member task force will explore ways to increase high-speed Internet access in rural Missouri, Gov. Matt Blunt announced Wednesday. Speaking at an annual telecommunications conference at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Blunt signed an executive order creating the task force, which will be led by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder...
Former KC cabbie admits killing woman who couldn't pay fare (10/10/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former Kansas City cab driver has pleaded guilty to strangling a woman 14 years ago after she couldn't pay her fare. Lawrence E. Jensen is expected to receive a sentence of between 21 and 25 years for second-degree murder under the terms of his plea deal...
Welsh appointed to Western District appeals court (10/10/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Clay County Circuit Judge James Welsh was chosen Wednesday by Gov. Matt Blunt to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals. Welsh, 59, of Liberty, has served as a circuit judge for 19 years and also has worked in private legal practice...
Man dead after hiding in Springfield car lot from police (10/10/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A man suspected of driving while impaired apparently shot himself after being cornered by police at a Springfield car dealership. Police did not immediately release an identity or age for the white male. The chase started late Tuesday. After the man's tires were flattened by spikes, he pulled into the car dealership, where police used beanbag rounds and an armored vehicle to try and roust him from the lot...
Mo. infant dies in bassinet that was not part of earlier recall (10/10/07)
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- Federal consumer safety officials are investigating a Simplicity Inc. bassinet design after local authorities blamed the death of a 4-month-old girl in southwest Missouri on one of the company's beds. The model in the probe, a "Simplicity 4-in-1," was not part of a recall last month of 1 million other baby beds from the company...
Study: Migraine pill helps some alcoholics quit without detox (10/10/07)
CHICAGO -- A migraine pill seems to help alcoholics taper off their drinking without detox treatment, researchers report, offering a potential option for a hard-to-treat problem. The drug, Topamax, works in a different way than three other medications already approved for treating alcoholism...
Mo. school funding fight costs taxpayers $4.6 million (10/10/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A court fight over whether Missouri spends enough money on public schools has cost taxpayers more than $4.6 million, and that tab is likely to keep growing. The taxpayers could be viewed either as winners or losers in this case. Tax dollars have paid for both the successful defense of the current system and the so far unsuccessful challenge of it by about half of the state's 524 school districts...
Proceedings reveal details of Devlin case (10/10/07)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Michael Devlin pleaded guilty to dozens of child kidnapping and sodomy charges in two court hearings Tuesday, in proceedings that revealed how he kidnapped Shawn Hornbeck and turned him into a captive who was forced to stay alive by following Devlin's horrific orders...
Firefighters in West impressed by new fire-retardant gel (10/10/07)
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. -- It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground. The gel was a superabsorbent polymer that can hold many times its weight in water and clings well to vertical surfaces and glass. It is mixed with water and then can be sprayed on homes with a truck-mounted hose or a backpack apparatus, or dropped from a plane...
Nation briefs 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
Settlement ends legal argument over acid rain WASHINGTON -- A $4.6 billion settlement Tuesday by one of the last holdouts among polluting power companies signals the end of a long legal debate over acid rain -- and a tougher battle ahead over carbon dioxide and the use of fossil fuels. ...
Supreme Court refuses to hear claims of German man against CIA (10/10/07)
WASHINGTON -- A German man who says he was abducted and tortured by the CIA as part of the anti-terrorism rendition program lost his final chance Tuesday to persuade U.S. courts to hear his claims. The Supreme Court rejected without comment an appeal from Khaled el-Masri, effectively endorsing Bush administration arguments that state secrets would be revealed if courts allowed the case to proceed...
Government proposes buying thousands of homes on Miss. coast (10/10/07)
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- The federal government is considering buying out as many as 17,000 homes along the Mississippi coast and remaking the land into a vast hurricane-protection zone, raising anxieties that it could destroy the waterfront lives many residents are struggling to rebuild after Katrina...
Wreckage of ship that sank in 1868 found off Alaska coast (10/10/07)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A private dive team has discovered the wreckage of an American ship that sank off the south-central Alaska coast 139 years ago. The Torrent sank in Cook Inlet in 1868 after tidal currents rammed it into a reef south of the Kenai Peninsula. Documents from the period show that all 155 people on board survived...
Judge halts transfer of Gitmo detainee (10/10/07)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A federal judge in Washington blocked the Pentagon from transferring a Guantanamo Bay detainee to Tunisia, where he allegedly faces torture, according to a ruling unsealed Tuesday that marked a milestone in the treatment of detainees...
250 killed over four days in Pakistan (10/10/07)
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- Pakistani aircraft bombed a village bazaar packed with shoppers near the Afghan border Tuesday, pushing the death toll to 250 in four days of fighting -- the deadliest clashes since Pakistan threw its support behind the U.S.-led war on terror in 2001...
Guards from security firm kill 2 in Baghdad (10/10/07)
BAGHDAD -- Guards working for an Australian-owned security company fired on a car as it approached their convoy Tuesday, killing two women before speeding away from the latest bloodshed blamed on the deadly mix of heavily armed protection details on Baghdad's crowded streets...
Two share physics Nobel for discovery that spurred computing breakthrough (10/10/07)
The effect is called giant magnetoresistance, but it enables amazing things at the miniature level. Two European scientists won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for their discoveries of the phenomenon, which spurred some of computing's most astonishing developments, from video-playing handheld devices to PCs whose storage capacity now seems all but limitless...
Taco Bell opens stores in Mexico - again (10/10/07)
MEXICO CITY -- It sounds like a fast-food grudge match: Taco Bell is taking on the homeland of its namesake by reopening for the first time in 15 years in Mexico. Defenders of Mexican culture see the chain's re-entry as a crowning insult to a society already overrun by U.S. chains from Starbucks and Subway to KFC...
Central volleyball sweeps Notre Dame (10/10/07)
The Central girls volleyball team swept a match with crosstown rival Notre Dame on Tuesday night, winning 25-11, 25-10. Wendi Zickfield had four kills and three blocks for the Tigers (15-7-2). Taylor Kirn also had four kills, while Rita Walter recorded nine digs and Katie Scholl had 12 assists and four aces...
Central netters reach sectional (10/10/07)
EUREKA -- Central tennis coach Annette Slattery preached mental toughness to her team Monday in preparation for their Class 2 regional match Tuesday against Eureka. The Tigers were tough mentally as well as physically, taking a little more than an hour to dispose of the Wildcats in a 5-0 victory...
In two places at one time: Oran's softball team looks a lot like Oran's volleyball team (10/10/07)
Sara Heisserer rarely experiences a morning when she can just turn off her alarm clock and sleep a few extra hours. She did Saturday. Sort of. "I got up at 6:30 a.m. and I thought, 'Oh man, I slept in,'" Heisserer said. "Thank God we have energy drinks in this world."...
Central upends ND 3-2 in overtime (10/10/07)
On paper, defending Class 2 state champion Notre Dame probably rated the favorite Tuesday night. But, as Cape Girardeau Central coach Tom Doyle said: "Throw the records out when we play Notre Dame or Jackson. It doesn't matter. "I told them last night, 'Guys, if I have to pump you up for this game, you're in the wrong sport.'"...
Redhawks spikers rally past Salukis (10/10/07)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team dropped the first game Tuesday night but rallied for a home win over regional rival Southern Illinois. Southeast posted a 23-30, 30-26, 30-20, 32-30 victory to even its record at 10-10. SIU fell to 11-8. Karleigh DeLong led the Redhawks with 22 kills and she added 18 digs...
Holloman ruled ineligible (10/10/07)
Junior tailback Timmy Holloman appeared poised to become just the fifth Southeast Missouri State football player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. But those plans have been put on hold because Holloman has been ruled ineligible under NCAA guidelines and will be out indefinitely...
At a loss: Chiefs struggle to find offense (10/10/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Damon Huard's MRI showed no damage to his injured shoulder and the veteran may be ready to start at quarterback Sunday against Cincinnati, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards said Tuesday. "We'll go through practice [today] and see what he can do," Edwards said. "He feels a lot better. He's worked out the last two days."...
La Russa will make decision after Cards hire GM (10/10/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals' dismissal of general manager Walt Jocketty last week has complicated the decision-making process for Tony La Russa, who is deliberating whether to return for a 13th season. La Russa will wait for a GM to be hired before deciding whether to return for a 13th season, team spokesman Brian Bartow said Tuesday. La Russa's decision was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on its Web site...
Cardinals place Leinart on IR (10/10/07)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart will miss the rest of the year because of a broken collarbone, ending his second NFL season after just five games. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after his injury during a victory over the St. Louis Rams. Backup quarterback Kurt Warner, who has seen steady action this season, replaced Leinart before halftime and finished the game...
Callie Kielhofner, Oran softball (10/10/07)
The Oran softball team made the switch from playing in the spring to the fall this season. And the Lady Eagles are enjoying themselves so far winning the Class 1 District 1 title this past weekend to earn a date with Miller in sectionals today. Strong pitching has been an important part of the Lady Eagles successful playoff run. ...
Holiday Best cookie contest (10/10/07)
Think your cookies take the cake? Enter your favorite cookie recipe in our Holiday Best contest by e-mailing the recipe to she@semissourian.com or sending a typed or neatly printed copy to SHE magazine c/o Callie Clark Miller, P.O. Box 699 Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701...
Around your house 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
HOME Q. I am getting ready to do a bathroom remodel and will be doing much of the work myself. I will be changing the galvanized water pipe to copper. Do you have any tips that you can share when it comes to soldering pipe? A. Soldering copper can be either a very enjoyable experience or a dreadful task. Take the following steps and you'll be grinning from ear to ear...
Eye-opener: Coffee isn't just a simple breakfast drink anymore (10/10/07)
Coffee. It's the second largest traded commodity in the world. Grocery stores devote half an aisle to the little beans. There are shops, merchandise, even breaks dedicated to it. The United States imports, on average, 132,000 tons of coffee per month, according to the International Coffee Organization. With all those beans, it can be hard to know what to drink...
Don't let the weather fool you, it's time for fall (10/10/07)
A friend of mine sent me this recipe and I thought it sounded good. I remember when we were small children, my grandma made popcorn balls every year for Halloween. She made more than 100 each year, and as children would trick-or-treat, she kept tally marks of how many she had. That was in "the good ole days" when we could give out homemade items to the children and we could take homemade baked goods to school parties...
Beyonce, Timberlake, Linkin Park and Daughtry nab three AMA nominations each (10/10/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park and "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's band Daughtry each nabbed three nominations Tuesday for the American Music Awards. Akon, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, T.I. and "Idol" winner Carrie Underwood captured two nominations each...
Georgia Riffle (10/10/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Georgia R. Riffle, 85, of Perryville died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1922, in West Eminence, Mo., daughter of Edgar and Mary Blake Kofahl. She and George D. Riffle were married March 30, 1957, in Madison, Ill. He preceded her in death...
John Spencer (10/10/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John "Jack" Spencer, 72, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Bettie Ferguson (10/10/07)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Bettie Ferguson, 75, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Charles Hale (10/10/07)
PATTON, Mo. -- Charles Henry Hale, 60, of Patton died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1946, at Patton, son of Chandes and Lillie Bahnerd Hale. He and Gladys Seabaugh were married March 16, 1986. Hale worked at Peer Sawyer Panel Co. from 1967 to 1973, and for the past several years worked at Lenco in Jackson and Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Little Whitewater General Baptist Church...
Bertha Crawley (10/10/07)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Bertha Crawley, 96, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Jonesboro Health Care. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill. The Rev. Ronnie Mack will officiate. Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
Ralph Diebold (10/10/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Ralph Diebold, 64, of Oran died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 9, 1943, at Oran, son of George and Eleanor L. LeGrand Diebold. Diebold was a retired farmer. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and Morley VFW Post 5368...
Douglas Segraves (10/10/07)
Douglas Lemay Segraves, son of R.H. and Katherine Lou Phillips Segraves, was born April 10, 1949, in Pocahontas, Ark., and departed this life Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at his home in Van Buren, Mo. He had attained the age of 58 years, five months and 26 days...
Births 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
May; Crocker; Wills; Klund; Barks
Cape/Jackson fire report 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
n At 4:17 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at South West End Boulevard and Highway 74. n At 5:12 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at North West End Boulevard and Broadway. n At 12:36 a.m., emergency medical service at the 300 block of South Spanish Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
Arrests; Arrest
Out of the past 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
A 25th anniversary "Mountain Top Experience" celebration is being held this month at St. Andrew Lutheran Church; the Rev. John Hilpert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hilpert of Cape Girardeau, is guest speaker at today's worship services; he is a charter member of St. Andrew and is the oldest of four sons of the congregation who have become Lutheran pastors...
Correction 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
In stories Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 about the trial of a woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb, The Associated Press should have reported that Lisa Montgomery has pleaded not guilty.
Early learning mostly falls to interested parents (10/10/07)
By Sara Fuller I am writing in response to your Sept. 26 article "Breaking the cycle" discussing the need for accredited child-care providers in our area. I strongly disagree. Nancy Jernigan of the United Way of Southeast Missouri stated, "The city needs more accredited child-care providers. Research shows that kids are more successful if they go through an accredited program."...
Cancer awareness (10/10/07)
Cape looks pretty in pink. All sorts of businesses and organizations are showing support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A local styling shop went all out with an all-pink fundraiser. A supermarket is boosting awareness with pink grocery bags. Both hospitals are holding activities. A volleyball team is holding its "Dig for Life" fundraiser. And support groups will be meeting...
Speak Out 10/10/07 (10/10/07)
Importance of life; Right lane, left lane; Foxes at the hen house; Cheap rent; Landslide loss; March to socialism; Scandal on the right; Funding history; Free Health Care; He has what it takes; I kid you not,; Wasting road money; It doesn't work; Burning fields; Government corruption; Interest in science; Charity at home; Nothing new; Art won't work
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