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Stories from Saturday, October 20, 2007

Oran man stabbed in bar fight (10/20/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- An Oran man was in serious condition after being stabbed in the stomach during a bar fight at Otter's Bar in Oran, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Department. Police arrested Larry Koenig, 51, of Cape Girardeau in connection with the stabbing...
Sikeston shooting suspect turns self in (10/20/07)
Ulyses Neal IV, 18, of Sikeston, Mo., the fourth suspect in an Oct. 15 shooting, turned himself in Saturday to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, said Sheriff Rick Walter. Neal was wanted for three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree property damage in connection with the shooting of Josh Jones, 22...
Retail projects for I-55 on hold (10/20/07)
A soft national retail market and the unproven "greenness" of the new Interstate 55 interchange in Cape Girardeau County means any major commercial development is on hold, according to the chief representative for developer THF Realty of St. Louis...
Officials briefed on floodwall project (10/20/07)
Friday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Cape Gir-ardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson and Ben Dyer from Sen. Claire McCaskill's office were among officials getting a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefing on the floodwall repair plan. The current task is ironing out details, from getting temporary 100-year flood certification from FEMA for the North Main levee to coordinating funding...
Brown Bag Video Owner Arrested in Drug Bust (10/20/07)
Brown Bag Video owner arrested in drug bust McCLURE, Ill. -- Richard M. Thompson, co-owner of Brown Bag video in McClure, was arrested Thursday on drug-related charges, according to the Alexander County Sheriff's Department. Thompson, the president of the corporation that owns the adult video store, was charged with unauthorized production of marijuana, according to a news release from the sheriff's department. ...
Two quit Chaffee police board (10/20/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee Police Personnel Board may have no sitting members after two board members officially tendered their resignations this week and a third member reportedly has plans to do the same. Chaffee Mayor Loretta Mohorc said Friday morning that board chairman David Ivester turned in his resignation Thursday and board member Sally Wehmeyer turned hers in Friday...
Cape Girardeau draws plane club for second year (10/20/07)
For the second consecutive year, members of an airplane owners group are meeting in Cape Girardeau. They are flying in on single-engine, four-seat Commander planes. "The Commander Owners Group is a very active association of people throughout the world who own Commanders. They correspond on an Internet board," said Claudia Horn, managing director, treasurer and chief financial officer of Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. "This is their opportunity to meet the people they correspond with."...
Faculty, alumni team up for art exhibit at River Campus (10/20/07)
An exhibit titled "One + One 2-Faculty and Alumni" opened Friday in Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus Art Gallery, and will be available for public viewing again from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday as part of the grand opening of the River Campus and Homecoming weekend...
Correction (10/20/07)
In the Oct. 18 article, Richard Knaup is the Emergency Operations Manager director. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Prescription pills the new No. 1 enemy in drug fight (10/20/07)
Editor's note: Suzanne's name has been changed. By Bridget DiCosmo Southeast Missourian Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, detectives from the Scott County Sheriff's Department staked out a residence in the 400 block of William Street in Sikeston, Mo., based on information supplied by confidential informants...
Two More Arrested in Sikeston Shooting, One At large (10/20/07)
Two more men charged in Sikeston shooting SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two more men have been charged in the shooting that occurred Monday evening in Sikeston. Police took Brandon Wright, 18, into custody Thursday night. He is currently held at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety on $100,000 cash-only bond, according to a news release from the Department of Public Safety. ...
Emerson to take part in memorial dedication (10/20/07)
Southeast Missourian U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will participate in the Sunday dedication of a Blue Star Memorial at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, her office announced Friday. Blue Star Memorials are a program supported by garden clubs nationwide to place markers at locations of special significance to veterans. ...
Letter seeks designation as drought disaster area (10/20/07)
Southeast Missourian The U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to respond quickly to a request that would designate 22 Southeast Missouri counties as drought disaster areas, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said. Emerson announced she had sent a letter to acting Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner urging the fast action in response to a request for the designation from Gov. ...
Habitat for Humanity's ReStore planning to open in two weeks (10/20/07)
The Cape Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore is inching closer to its official opening date as its materials stock grows larger. ReStore manager Jim Bequette said Friday he anticipates the store to open to the public at its 117 N. Middle St. location in about two weeks, with a grand opening to take place in mid-November...
Amendment to limit stem-cell research draws pair of lawsuits (10/20/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An initiative to outlaw a particular stem-cell research method drew dueling lawsuits Friday from supporters and opponents who both contend the ballot summary drafted by state officials is unfair. The newly proposed constitutional amendment seeks to ban an embryonic cloning technique that was protected under a constitutional amendment narrowly approved last year by Missouri voters...
Chronicle of meth's damage changes other lives (10/20/07)
When a one-time meth addict commissioned a film to document his decline before his death, he did so in the hopes that it would help others recognize the ravages of the drug. His blunt approach appears to be paying off. In the months since Shawn Bridges, 35, died in a Cape Girardeau hospital March 26, thousands of copies of the half-hour documentary have been sold or given away. The DVD, "No More Sunsets," takes an unflinching look at the aftermath of Bridges' addiction...
New Marine dress code transforms the look of some military communities (10/20/07)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The Marine Corps is taking on the role of fashion police. Earlier this year, the Marine Corps commandant updated the regulations on what Marines can and cannot wear, on duty and off, in the United States. Among the fashion don'ts: No shiny metal or gems on your teeth, no designs carved in your hair, no flashy jewelry and no bare midriffs or excessive cleavage...
World's finance officials vow to limit fallout from credit crisis (10/20/07)
WASHINGTON -- Finance officials from the world's top economic powers pledged Friday to do all they can to limit damage to the global economy from a jarring credit crisis as Wall Street took another plunge. "We remained committed to doing our part in sustaining strong global growth," the finance officials said in a joint statement. ...
Jackson nips Eureka 21-20 in district thriller (10/20/07)
JACKSON -- Friday shall be decreed Mat Lang Day in Jackson. The senior made his presence felt throughout the decisive fourth quarter. On offense? Check. On defense? Check. On special teams? Check. Lang intercepted Eureka quarterback Matt Borzillo with just over a minute left in the game as the Indians squeaked out a 21-20 victory against the Wildcats to open Class 5 district play Friday...
Bulldogs suffer first loss of year in Class 3 semis (10/20/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the first time this fall, Notre Dame sophomore Lauren Reinagel was outpitched. Reinagel entered Friday's Class 3 state semifinal against Webb City with a 27-0 record, a 0.47 ERA and 235 strikeouts. But Webb City's Nicole Hudson was more relaxed and in command...
Central pair reaches consolation semis (10/20/07)
By Bill Hester Special to the Southeast Missourian SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Central senior Lindsey Pingel had the word of the day, especially in the blustery conditions, in describing her day at the Missouri Class 2 tennis tournament Friday. "It was a whirlwind," Pingel said...
Hawks end on high note after shutout in semifinal (10/20/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The lone senior on the Kelly softball team, Sarah Ruff, had a tough week of practice leading up to the Hawks' Class 2 semifinal game against Palmyra on Friday. "I was throwing up in the outfield," said Ruff, who missed Monday and Tuesday because she was sick. "And then Wednesday's practice it rained. The week didn't go so hot for me but we looked forward to coming here this weekend and I was just looking forward to it."...
Chaffee revival continues with win over St. Vincent (10/20/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Offense and defense were pretty much a draw as Chaffee and St. Vincent hooked up in a hard-hitting affair Friday night. But when it came to special teams -- specifically the punting game -- Chaffee received the higher marks. And that paved the way for a 13-10 win by the host Red Devils, who not only opened Class 1 District 2 play in style, but also clinched their first non-losing season since 1990...
An OVC skid will end today (10/20/07)
Southeast Missouri State has been frustrated by its failure to win an Ohio Valley Conference game so far this season. That pales in comparison to the frustrations of Murray State. The Racers have not tasted an OVC victory since 2004, a span of 18 straight league losses...
Finding God before church: Book advocates finding the missional path in order to help others (10/20/07)
Barry E. Winders isn't advocating people quit going to church. But he is suggesting churches take a look at how and why they're trying to grow. In his recently published book, "Finding the Missional Path," Winders explains what he means. "There's nothing wrong with attracting people to the church," Winders said. "We can't fulfill our mission unless we attract people, but that's not our goal. It's not our true mission."...
Briefly (10/20/07)
Briefly Gospel quartet to perform in Sikeston The Dixie Melody Boys will be featured at 6 p.m. Oct 28 at the Old Bethel Baptist Church in Sikeston, Mo. Since it formed nearly four decades ago, the Kinston, N.C.-based quartet has enjoyed tremendous success, including a Grammy nomination. The quartet is led by 45-year veteran and recent Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Ed O'Neal...
Put down the phone, find time for God (10/20/07)
I recently came across a short sentence in "The Week" magazine about an interesting study. "Researchers at King's College London University found that, across the board, communication overload causes a professional's IQ to drop 10 percentage points," it said...
God's plan does not control, it guides (10/20/07)
Seen on a roadside marquee along Main Street in Scott City this week: "The Devil has a plot but God has a plan." The message is pithy and memorable. The contrast between darkness (devil) and light (God) is manifestly biblical. The alliteration (plot/plan) also helps with memory retention. That sign got me thinking...
Video appears to show Britney Spears running over TMZ photographer's foot (10/20/07)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- It might just be Britney Spears' latest hit. Hours after losing visitation rights with her two young sons, the struggling pop star apparently ran over the foot of a photographer for celebrity Web site TMZ.com. Spears was driving away from a Beverly Hills medical building, her car surrounded by photographers, when the incident occurred about 5 p.m. Thursday...
Joseph Blandford (10/20/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph L. "Joe" Blandford, 77, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was born March 10,1930, in St. Louis, son of Josephus and Grace Thomure Blandford. He and Lillian Ernst were married April 7, 1951, at Belgique, Mo...
Geraldine Meier (10/20/07)
Geraldine Marie Meier, 81, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Monticello House. She was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Truman and Leona Diebold Stroder. She and Wilbur "Speed" Meier were married Oct. 12, 1957. He died June 20, 1989...
Rev. Louis Petty (10/20/07)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Rev. Louis T. Petty, 84, of Carbondale died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Helia Healthcare in Carbondale. He was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Cobden, Ill., son of Elmer and Essie Kendall Petty. He and Mary Imogene Bittle were married Jan. 26, 1946, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Bill Balsmann (10/20/07)
William L. "Bill" Balsmann, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Uniontown, Mo., son of Ed and Josie Schott Balsmann. He and Edna L. Frizzell were married June 19, 1948, in Cape Girardeau...
Willie Cole Jr. (10/20/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Willie Cole Jr., 104, of Cairo died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at his home. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First Missionary Baptist in Howardville, Mo...
Births 10/20/07 (10/20/07)
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Police report 10/20/07 (10/20/07)
Arrests; Summonses; Arrests
Fire report 10/20/07 (10/20/07)
n At 6:50 p.m., emergency medical service at Hopper Road and Interstate 55. n At 7:55 p.m., lines down at Big Bend Road and East Cape Rock Drive. n At 9:18 p.m., an alarm sounding at 400 Houck Place. n At 2:55 a.m., an alarm sounding in the 3200 block of William Street...
Out of the past 10/20/07 (10/20/07)
Fire last night destroyed the building and contents of Speed Equipment World, an auto supply business at 2126 Broadway in Cape Girardeau; about 20 off-duty firefighters were called in during the height of the blaze, at which time more than 30 firefighters from all three fire stations were at the scene...
Correction (10/20/07)
Crisp Museum (10/20/07)
One of the exciting components of Southeast Missouri State University's new River Campus for the arts is the Crisp Museum. The museum archaeology, regional history and exhibit space for fine art. The grand opening is being held today as part of a weekend public grand opening of the River Campus...
Speak Out 10/20/07 (10/20/07)
Need mediators; Southeast relevance; Helps with budget; Church business; Great halftime; Highway suggestion; Thanks for road work; Social workers?; Best candidate; Stinking smokers; Great paved walk; Loyal to Bush; Sense of values; Real character; Thanks to road crew
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