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Stories from Monday, October 22, 2007

Storm cleanup continues (10/22/07)
Crews with the City of Cape Girardeau Public Works Department were still working to clean up debris from last week's severe storms Monday morning. Debris from downed tree limbs is still common in yards and, in a few cases, in the road along streets like Brucher Street, just off Bertling, whereas of late morning tree limbs were blocking access on one end of the road...
Bock not seeking re-election (10/22/07)
Four years after winning his primary with less than one-third of the vote in a nine-way contest, Associate Commissioner Larry Bock said he won't seek re-election to the post he's held since 1992. Bock, who first won election by unseating incumbent Leonard Sander, said that at age 69 he's ready for retirement. ...
Conference for caregivers draws crowd (10/22/07)
At least one hundred people attended the 7th annual Grand Family Conference at the New McKendree United Methodist Church Celebrations Center recently. Directed at caregivers other than a child's biological parents, information was delivered by a group of panelists, each of whom presented on his or her topic of expertise...
Authorities bust dogfighting ring (10/22/07)
DUDLEY, Mo. -- A joint operation was conducted by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, the SEMO Drug Task Force, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Humane Society of Missouri (St. Louis) on Saturday and put three people behind bars on suspicion of operating an illegal dogfighting ring...
Scala not eligible for state pension (10/22/07)
Superintendent Dr. David Scala's announcement last week of plans to retire at the end of the school year came as a surprise to many. Some have speculated he is retiring after his third year on the job to take advantage of Missouri's pension program and cash in on an additional retirement. However, according to state officials, Scala would need to work two more years to be vested...
Business reports (10/22/07)
Bankruptcies filed through September for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Commerce Corridor of Southeast Missouri to help prepare workers for technology jobs (10/22/07)
By Scott Sattler Special to business today When looking at the Southeast Region, you may not think about all the technology in use in every thing you do. What is starting to hit home is how much more technology we will be using tomorrow. Just recently, the water company was installing radio controlled water meters on my house. ...
Computerized animal tracking (10/22/07)
By Linda Redeffer Business Today The roast beef on your Sunday table can be traced back to the birth of the animal it came from " its genetic makeup, its place of birth, and its medical history. Information technology has taken food safety to the next level, according to Roger Eakins, regional livestock specialist for the University of Missouri Extension Service in Cape Girardeau County...
Local ‘nerds’ battle ‘geeks’ for computer repair business (10/22/07)
By Erin Hyden Business Today “Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other,”wrote C.P. Snow in the March 15th 1971 issue of the New York Times. Just as Snow wrote in 1971, the problem still exists today: When technology works it’s great; when it doesn’t, especially with computers, it can be a catastrophe...
By Ilene Davis (10/22/07)
By James Samons Business Today Every year countless people play pool in area bars, drop $5 in a jukebox downtown or take their swings in the virtual batting cage in West Park Mall " and Lemons Coin Machines is behind it all and more. Truman Lemons, owner and president of Lemons Coin Machines, said his company carries everything from dart boards and pool tables to pinball machines and arcade games. ...
Network provides link to care, education (10/22/07)
By Ilene Davis Business Today When patients in Southeast Missouri require medical services not available in their communities, they are often forced to travel to larger metropolitan areas for care. Technology breakthroughs providing high-quality video and computer links, however, are allowing many health care facilities to send patient information, not the patients, to faraway clinics and hospitals...
Development news (10/22/07)
New Boeing subcontract expected to double volume of work at local Sabreliner plant STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. " Sabreliner Corporation has been selected by The Boeing Company to continue repairing critical flight control components for the U.S. Air Force fleet of KC-135 aircraft, a subcontract that has a potential value of more than $60 million, and will double the volume of flight control component work accomplished monthly at Sabreliner’s Ste. Genevieve operation...
Updates (10/22/07)
Transportation Road work ahead BENTON , Mo. " Improvements in the Ramsey Creek area near Scott City at the border of Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will benefit the county with more commercial opportunities. “That’s kind of a big deal for northern Scott County for development along the east side of the interstate and also an outlet for the traffic to help relieve some congestion at the intersection,” said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner. ...
Names in the news (10/22/07)
New CASA director named CASA of Southeast Missouri, Inc. welcomes new Executive Director, Revonda A. Kirby. Revonda and her family, husband, Bryan and children, Jessica, Dustin and Rebecca, relocated to the Cape Girardeau area in April of 2006. Most recently, Revonda was the Family Resource Center Coordinator for the New Madrid County Human Resources Council Community Partnership in New Madrid, Mo. ...
Business briefs (10/22/07)
Mississippi Lime hosts century-mark anniversary event for local community STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Mississippi Lime Co. of Ste. Genevieve observed its 50th anniversary recently with a city-wide celebration in the city park. MLCO had its origins as the Mississippi Sand Company in Alton, Ill. Harry B. Mathews, Jr. founded Mississippi Lime in 1907...
Teleconferencing can replace travel to meetings (10/22/07)
By Linda Redeffer Business Today Getting people together at the same time for a business meeting is becoming easier and less costly for businesses. With the march of technology, teleconferencing has evolved into web-based video conferencing, reducing travel time dedicated to internal meetings and freeing personnel to spend travel budgets on landing customers...
Chris Edmonds explains how he built Element 74 (10/22/07)
By Ilene Davis Business Today Chris Edmonds developed Element 74 out of his home in 1998. Specializing in Web site design and software development, Element 74 gives their customers a full range of design, custom programming, and consulting services. The team effectively combines design, marketing, and technology to create services to best benefit any business. Here, Edmonds talks about the importance of Internet-based products...
Lack of broadband hurts rural areas (10/22/07)
By Rudi Keller Southeast Missourian When businesses scout locations for a new office, warehouse or production facility, they generally want the land to have three things -- good roads, good pipes and good wires. The roads bring employees and supplies and take away products. The pipes bring water, gas and remove sewage. The wires bring electricity and communications...
Supersizing technology (10/22/07)
The time is a little past noon and that hungry feeling hits. A quick turn into a local McDonald’s in Southeast Missouri, and a pleasant female voice takes the order. At the window, however, a teen boy is taking the money. That sweet-voiced woman? She’s in South Dakota. At her home...
After nine years and millions of dollars, vision becomes reality (10/22/07)
The Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall has been called the "crown jewel" of the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. That jewel rests in a platinum setting of an intimate recital hall, flexible theater, dance studio, classrooms and other work and performance spaces, all of which were open to the public Sunday for the formal dedication of the River Campus...
Community members help 'bridge the gap' in first River Campus show (10/22/07)
In addition to musicians Bruce Zimmerman, Les Lindy Jr. and Steve Schaffner performing onstage and other community members in the pit orchestra, 10 members of the community will be in the cast when "Big River" opens Wednesday night. People in the community are always invited to audition for theatrical productions at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Local man selected for National Guard post (10/22/07)
Matt Jenkins of Cape Girardeau was recently selected as the new state command sergeant major of the Missouri National Guard, making him the ranking enlisted soldier in the organization. Jenkins was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. ...
Parents Without Partners (10/22/07)
At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 PWP will have a family activity, meeting at Papa John's Pizza for lunch, followed by an archery demonstration at the Nature Center. Free, open to the public. From 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 14, 24, 28 PWP will attend line dance lessons at Eagles Aerie #3775, 321 N. Spring St., Cape Girardeau, Mo. Beginner lessons are at 6 p.m. There is a cost. Open to the public...
Habitat for Humanity (10/22/07)
The third 2007 Habitat for Humanity home was recently built at 331 Country Club Drive, Cape Girardeau. An open house and dedication was held recently. In attendance were members of seven participating local Lutheran church congregations, Thrivent Builds representatives, board members of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, United Way, Habitat for Humanity Cape Area and representatives of contributing suppliers and contractors. ...
Annual Christmas ornament released (10/22/07)
This year's Old Town Cape 2007 Christmas ornament depicts Port Cape Girardeau, which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is in the Old Town Cape District. The ornament is the 11th in a series. Other ornaments still available include the Red House, Marquette Hotel, Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, Old Lorimier School (now city hall), Old St. ...
Service group selects local businesswoman as district leader (10/22/07)
Local businesswoman Kathy Swan was recently elected as governor of District 7 for Zonta International at the group's fall conference in Minneapolis. Zonta International is an organization of executives and professionals that works to promote the status of women through service and advocacy. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas...
Retired teachers hold hands-on plant seminar (10/22/07)
Retired teachers Truman and Ruth Smith of Cape Girardeau recently presented a hands-on plant investigation for students at Alma Schrader. The school courtyard featured plants Truman grew for student's hands-on experience this fall. A banana tree was a class favorite, and the presentation also included sunflowers, elephant ears, cotton, popcorn, potatoes and cantaloupes...
Community digest 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
Southeast Spooktacular to be at Show Me Center; Halloween event offered by Central students; Music and dance group to hold contra dance ; Veterans' benefit fairto be held at Post 3838; Free sex-ed teaching workshop on Nov. 9; Digital photography class planned at library; Center to hold antique and collectible show; Women's self-defense and safety program planned
Community cuisine 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
Zion Lutheran to hold sausage supper Sunday Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas will hold its annual family-style pork sausage supper from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be a country store. Children younger than 6 eat free. Jackson Senior Center to hold breakfast brunch...
Campaign reform leads to less money, fewer ads (10/22/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's political parties are not the financial powerhouses they once were. And that means voters have seen slightly fewer negative advertisements. A recent study by a group that tracks campaign money found that the Missouri Democratic and Republican parties experienced some of the nation's largest declines in financial contributions following enactment of a 2002 federal campaign finance law...
Mo. lawmaker charged with driving while intoxicated (10/22/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- State Sen. Chuck Graham has been arrested in Columbia on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police say the Columbia Democrat's car rear-ended a vehicle near his home late Saturday night, shoving that vehicle into a third car. Graham was treated for minor injuries and released. The other drivers were not injured in the crash...
America's working poor find their paychecks aren't going as far (10/22/07)
NEW YORK -- The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder. What used to last four days might last half that long now. Pay the gas bill, but skip breakfast. Eat less for lunch so the children can have a healthy dinner. Across the nation, Americans are increasingly unable to stretch their dollars to the next payday as they juggle higher rent, food and energy bills. ...
2 members of the president's Cabinet launch their own blogs (10/22/07)
WASHINGTON -- It was late on Aug. 22 when Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt wrapped up 1,250 words on his experiences in Mozambique. There was more he wanted to write about online, but he had to be up early. "I think I'll post and go to bed," he wrote on his blog...
U.S. says forces kill 49 militants in Sadr City (10/22/07)
BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military said its forces killed an estimated 49 militants during a dawn raid to capture an Iranian-linked militia chief in Baghdad's Sadr City enclave, one of the highest tolls for a single operation since President Bush declared an end to active combat in 2003...
Opposition party wins landslide victory in Poland (10/22/07)
WARSAW, Poland -- A pro-business opposition party that wants Poland's troops out of Iraq ousted Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski's government in parliamentary elections Sunday, as Poles opted for leadership offering a more cooperative approach to the European Union...
12 Turkish troops killed in rebel ambush near Iraq border (10/22/07)
SIRNAK, Turkey -- Kurdish rebels ambushed a Turkish military convoy Sunday less than three miles from the Iraqi border, killing 12 soldiers in the face of growing threats by Turkey to cross the rugged frontier and root out the guerrillas. Turkey shelled the border region in response to the attack, and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani -- himself a Kurd -- ordered the rebels to lay down their arms or leave Iraq. Turkey dismissed his call, saying the time had come for action...
Red Sox will play Rockies in Series (10/22/07)
BOSTON -- Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox are taking a sweet streak into the World Series, too. Boston charged to its third straight win, completing yet another October comeback by overpowering the Cleveland Indians 11-2 on Sunday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series behind a new pair of rookie Sox...
Scott City volleyball hopes tougher schedule pays off (10/22/07)
Scott City senior Kristin Yetman considers the final week of September, when the Rams faced three powerhouse volleyball programs, one of the best her team has played all season. This might be somewhat surprising because the Rams were swept by Bell City, Leopold and Winona, getting outscored 181 to 126...
BC move up to No.2 in AP poll (10/22/07)
NEW YORK -- Boston College is the new No. 2 team in the Top 25 released Sunday, a ranking that's been more of a burden than a reward recently. The second-ranked team in The Associated Press poll has lost three consecutive weeks. BC faces its toughest test of the season Thursday night at No. 8 Virginia Tech...
Redhawks battle UTM to 0-0 draw (10/22/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team dodged two shots off the crossbar and battled host Tennessee-Martin to a double-overtime scoreless draw in an Ohio Valley Conference game Sunday. Southeast emerged with a 6-0-1 OVC mark and a 9-2-2 record overall, while UTM moved to 4-1-3 in the conference and 9-4-3 overall...
Johnson outduels Gordon for second time at Martinsville, tightens Chase (10/22/07)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson made the pass he didn't allow Jeff Gordon to make in the spring, sneaking inside Gordon with 44 laps to go Sunday and holding on to win at Martinsville Speedway for his series-high seventh victory of the year. The Hendrick Motorsports teammates who have dominated the Nextel Cup Series all season did it again at the tricky track where their superiority is most apparent, and Johnson got some unexpected late help from Ryan Newman to tighten the points race...
Sunday's NFL results 10/21/07 (10/22/07)
Titans 38, Texans 36 HOUSTON -- Rob Bironas made an NFL-record eight field goals, including a 29-yarder as time expired to give the Tennessee Titans (4-2) a wild victory Sunday over the Houston Texans. Bironas also connected from 52, 43, 25, 21, 30, 29 and 28 yards to break the previous record of seven field goals held by four players. His 26 points also established a mark for a kicker in one game...
Paper reports Byrd purchased HGH (10/22/07)
BOSTON -- Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd, whose win in Game 4 of the ALCS moved the Indians within one victory of the World Series, bought nearly $25,000 worth of human growth hormone and syringes from 2002 to 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday...
Hopeless in Seattle (10/22/07)
SEATTLE -- Mike Holmgren walked into the Seahawks' locker room at halftime and pleaded for his kickoff-return unit to provide a spark for his sputtering team. Minutes later, Rams-killer Nate Burleson took Holmgren's request literally and turned it into a 91-yard return for a game-changing touchdown and the Seahawks pulled away from winless St. Louis 33-6 on Sunday...
Weir earns first victory since 2004 (10/22/07)
Canadian Mike Weir won for the first time since early in the 2004 season, shooting a 2-under 68 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Australia's Mark Hensby in the Fry's Electronics Open. Weir secured the win with a 6-foot par putt after hitting his approach on the par-4 18th into a greenside bunker...
Southeast's decision on Foust was the correct one (10/22/07)
There have been some differences of public opinion on various Web sites regarding the Brandon Foust situation, but I think it's only fair he was allowed back in school by Southeast Missouri State's judicial process. From what I was told by reliable sources, the recent altercation in a campus dorm elevator that led to Foust being prohibited from campus and school-related activities was minor, basically a little pushing incident, and I was told it was something that Foust did not instigate...
Fan Speak 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
Give 'em a chance; Go to the top; Give me cupcakes; Super runners
Want to move up? Hit the fair (10/22/07)
It's time again for the annual Southeast Missourian Career Fair. If you want to change jobs to find a better fit for your skills or an entirely new line of work, 40 employers are seeking workers ranging from salespeople to engineers. And if you are an employer looking for new workers, there's still time for last-minute sign-ups, said the organizer, Robin Strop, manager of classified advertising here at the Southeast Missourian...
'30 Days of Night' sinks teeth into box office with $16 million (10/22/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The horror tale "30 Days of Night" had three days of box-office bite. The Sony fright flick, with Josh Hartnett leading Alaskans against ravenous vampires that turn up for the prolonged winter darkness, debuted as the weekend's No. 1 movie with $16 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Memo 9/22/07 (10/22/07)
Lawyer talks about mortgages via podcast The Missouri Bar is offering a podcast featuring real estate and banking lawyer Lee Viorel discussing options for people having trouble paying their mortgages. Viorel, of the Lowther Johnson law firm in Springfield, Mo., explains what homeowners should do if they are behind in payments or believe they will soon fall behind. ...
People on the move 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
Agent completes 90-hour program; Southeast nurse certified as educator; Realty owner takes part in D.C. lobbying day; Chamber chief finishes leadership program; Woman recognized for work with children; Edward Jones trainee becomes administrator; Anna, Ill., financial agent expands services; Real estate agent goes to retreat in Hawaii
Health department wants power to enforce food safety (10/22/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Health Department wants the county commission to pass new rules governing restaurants that will give it power to shut down dirty operators and require anyone handling food to take a two-hour course in food safety. The proposed ordinance, which will be the subject of a public hearing before the commission Nov. ...
Norman Schlegel (10/22/07)
Norman C. Schlegel, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 at his home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Velma Slaughter (10/22/07)
Velma Slaughter, 95, of Delta died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born May 28, 1912, at Hahn, Mo., the daughter of King and Ella Deck Gaines. She married Verman Slaughter Sept. 4, 1937 in Zalma, Mo. He died Sept. 10, 1994...
The Rev. Dewey Christian (10/22/07)
The Rev. Dewey Lee Christian, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born April 4, 1926, in Anthas, Tenn., son of William Henry and Iola Mae (White) Christian. He and Charlotte M. (Stalker) Christian were married May 11, 1973, in Aurora, Ill...
Roxie Butler (10/22/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Roxie L. Butler, 77, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at her home. She was born May 3, 1930, in Borden Springs, Ala., daughter of Joseph and Emma E. Gilley Knott. She and Emmett Dean Butler were married in 1946 and he died July 3, 1981...
John Sonderman (10/22/07)
John G. Sonderman, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girar-deau. He was born April 13, 1920, in Fredericktown, Mo., son of Joseph Thomas and Lulu Buckner Sonderman. He and Cecelia "Skeets" Meinz were married Sept. 2, 1950, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. She died Sept. 30, 1998...
Julie Newell (10/22/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Julie Ann Marie (Jones) Newell of Cairo passed away Friday Oct. 19, 2007 at her home following a long series of illnesses. Julie was born in Cairo on Aug. 17, 1950, the third of 10 children, to the late Lewis and Eloise (Blocker) Jones. Julie attended Cairo Public Schools, graduating from Cairo High School in 1968...
Henry Phelps (10/22/07)
Henry C. Phelps, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 21, at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., son of Myrtle and Henry C. Phelps II. He and Gerda Marie Johnsen were married Feb. 25, 1942, in Bonne Terre, Mo. She died at the age of 57. He and Ann Miller-Davidson were married Nov. 25, 1978. She died July 28, 2004...
Arlen Maevers (10/22/07)
Arlen Leon Maevers, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born July 20, 1933, in Tilsit, son of the late August and Amanda (Nagle) Maevers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War...
Johanna Schwartz (10/22/07)
Johanna Emeline Schwartz, 89, of Scott City died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Jan. 16, 1918, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Joseph William and Rose Margaret Wiedefeld Backfisch. She and John Edward Schwartz were married May 2, 1939, at New Hamburg. He preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1991...
Cape/Jackson police report 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
DWI; Miscellaneous
Cape fire report 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
n At 4:56 p.m., an illegal burn at 805 S. Sprigg St. n At 8:19 p.m., a still alarm at 612 Morgan Oak St. n At 9:54 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of William Street. n At 11:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
Saying she "no longer sees the need for it," Cape Girardeau Councilwoman Cecelia M. "Skeets" Sonderman says she will make a motion to abolish the one-way status of several blocks of Broadway; the street has been one-way eastbound between Pacific and Lorimier streets for six years...
Parking fines (10/22/07)
They may not be law-abiding, but Southeast Missouri State University students who violate parking procedures on or near campus may be putting some of their Economic 101 lessons to use by disobeying the signs. Problem 1: Parking permits at Southeast cost anywhere from $80 to $140. Some of the parking lots where permits apply are longer walks than from street parking...
Speak Out 10/22/07 (10/22/07)
Republican't; What is a Republican?; Use chip and seal; Bus driving; No sign of changes; Feeding the hungry; For better sound; Outreach or scam?; Do it right; Growing corn; Double standard; Open campaign; Dog breeders
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