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Stories from Saturday, October 27, 2007

Daylight saving time comes next weekend under new schedule (10/27/07)
It's not quite time to turn the clocks back one hour. That will happen Nov. 4. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed daylight saving time dates to the first Sunday in November and the second Sunday in March. The point of daylight saving time is to allow people to make more use of light in the summer. It shifts the clock forward an hour from spring until fall...
More charges in dog-fighting case (10/27/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Three men accused of running a dog-fighting ring now face more counts after their charges were amended this week. Jamie Sifford of Stoddard County faces 18 charges of felony dogfighting, three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. ...
Trial date set for Dexter man charged with murder (10/27/07)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A man charged with murder by prescription medication will now take his case to trial. According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn, 41-year-old Larry Kenton Sanders of Dexter, Mo., has entered a plea of not guilty to second-degree murder and felony distribution of a controlled substance...
Workers' comp premiums squeeze Scott County budget (10/27/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- With the rapid rise of workers' compensation insurance premiums since 2001, the Scott County government is looking for ways to cut those costs in the face of a coming budget crunch. Meanwhile, the county has been put on a "watch list" by its insurer, the Missouri Association of Counties, though MAC executive director Dick Burke said the county isn't in danger of losing its coverage any time soon...
Post office undecided on replacements for area stamp machines (10/27/07)
There is no timetable to when, if at all, the stamp machines removed from county post offices this month will be replaced by Automated Postal Centers. "We pulled seven machines in the area. We haven't determined whether any will be going to service stations," said Richard Watkins, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman...
Barlow pleads not guilty to murder; judge grants change of venue (10/27/07)
Lisa Barlow may not be tried within the circuit that includes Bollinger, Perry, and Cape Girardeau counties, and her jury could pulled be from as far away as Farmington. At a motion hearing Friday, Barlow pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her boyfriend, Michael Strong of Scopus, Mo...
Zonta honors women of achievement at luncheon (10/27/07)
Joyce Dooley watched Maryann "Miki" Gudermuth's face during a luncheon Friday, waiting for a look of surprise. She got it. Gudermuth heard her own name as the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau's 2007 Woman of Achievement and looked "stunned," said Dooley, her own eyes tearing a bit. "She does deserve it."...
Briefly (10/27/07)
Iran's leaders confident U.S. won't attack TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's leadership boasts it is safe from U.S. military action, saying Washington knows an attack would find no world support and send oil prices skyrocketing. That confidence is buoying the government in its standoff with the West, despite new sanctions. ...
Briefly (10/27/07)
Sikeston school board president gets DWI Paul H. Boyd, school board president for the Sikeston School District, was issued two summonses Thursday in connection with driving while intoxicated and unlawful use of a weapon. Boyd, 42, of Sikeston, Mo., was pulled over at the intersection of Kingsway and Leroy drives in Cape Girardeau for swerving within his lane and crossing over the center lane, said Cpl. ...
Fun and frights (10/27/07)
Ghosts of Elvis, killer clowns and headless horsemen invade Cape Girardeau this weekend in a host of haunted house attractions, Halloween festivals and other happenings for people seeking fun as well as frights. "We have some comical ghosts," said Mary Elliot, co-host of the 17th annual Rocky Holler Haunted Hayrides, about five miles north of Cape Girardeau on Interstate 55...
Jay Nixon pays $47,000 for political use of car, staff (10/27/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democrat Jay Nixon's gubernatorial campaign paid the state more than $47,000 Friday to cover the use of his attorney general's staff and state vehicle for political purposes over the past three years. Nixon's campaign also said it has begun leasing a vehicle for his political events...
State highway patrol testing device that detects meth (10/27/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers have been testing a device that can detect even microscopic traces of methamphetamine with the simple click of a button. The scanner, which still is in the developmental stage and hasn't been put on the market, is considered by some to be the future of crime-fighting technology. To others, it represents a potential affront to constitutional rights...
Illegal immigrant accused of driving into diners faces charges (10/27/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A man who accidentally drove his sport utility vehicle into an outdoor dining area of a suburban St. Louis restaurant -- leaving three diners injured -- now faces federal charges for being in the country illegally. In fact, authorities said Friday that Sergio Lopez-Luna, 23, has twice previously been deported to Mexico...
Georgia court frees man sentenced to 10 years for teenage oral sex (10/27/07)
FORSYTH, Ga. -- A former high school football star given 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with another teenager was freed Friday by Georgia's highest court, which ruled that his sentence amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Genarlow Wilson spent two years behind bars in the case that led to widespread protests of racism and heavy handed justice...
Alumnus finally becoming member of fraternity he thought he joined in '60s (10/27/07)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University's Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity is correcting a more than 40-year-old mistake by kicking it old school this weekend. Michael Doyle, 60, will finally become a member of the fraternity he thought he had joined after he pledged in the fall of 1965. Doyle had lived at the fraternity house while attending the school, but "somehow the paperwork just never went through," said John Oldani, community relations chairman for the Purdue chapter...
Wildfire evacuees face hardships as they return home (10/27/07)
RAMONA, Calif. -- With some of the worst wildfires dying down, many Southern Californians lucky enough to find their homes still standing could nevertheless face hardships for weeks to come, including polluted air, no electricity and no drinking water...
Crisis feared in nation's dwindling freshwater supplies (10/27/07)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- An epic drought in Georgia threatens the water supply for millions. Florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. The Great Lakes are shrinking. Upstate New York's reservoirs have dropped to record lows. And in the West, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is melting faster each year...
Jury recommends death penalty for woman who killed expectant mother to get baby (10/27/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal jury decided Friday that a woman convicted of killing an expectant mother and cutting her baby from her womb should receive the death penalty. Jurors deliberated more than five hours before recommending the sentence for Lisa Montgomery. Judge Gary Fenner will sentence Montgomery, but he had told jurors he was obligated to abide by their recommendation. A sentencing date has not been set...
FEMA gets scolding for having employees play role of reporters at news conference (10/27/07)
WASHINGTON -- The White House scolded the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday for staging a phony news conference about assistance to victims of wildfires in southern California. The agency -- much maligned for its sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina more than two years ago -- arranged to have FEMA employees play the part of independent reporters Tuesday and ask questions of Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson, the agency's deputy director...
HALLOWEEN -- You don't know Jack Make your pumpkins scary -- extremely scary. JULIE REED examines some ghoulish gourds. (10/27/07)
Tom Nardone wants to bring scary back. The author of "Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-it-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors" believes that Halloween, and one of its best-known symbols, the jack-o'-lantern, has become too wimpy...
Astronauts begin spacewalk to install space station's new live-in module (10/27/07)
HOUSTON -- Two spacewalking astronauts floated out of a hatch on the international space station Friday to help install a new live-in compartment on the orbiting lab. Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Douglas Wheelock got started about 30 minutes ahead of schedule, as the space station passed over South America...
Israeli leader: Gaza sanctions will not trigger humanitarian crisis (10/27/07)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised the Palestinian president Friday that Israel would not cause a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip despite his government's intention to cut power to the territory in hopes of curbing rocket attacks...
Redhawks win, arrange showdown (10/27/07)
If Southeast Missouri State was looking past Jacksonville State, the Redhawks didn't show it. Southeast set up a huge regular-season finale by dominating the Gamecocks for a 1-0 victory in Friday's senior night game at Houck Stadium. Even though the final score was close, the game wasn't. The Redhawks outshot JSU 31-3 as the Gamecocks never put a shot on goal...
Central's district hopes disappear in loss to Zizzers (10/27/07)
Central saw its district football hopes end Friday night with a 56-35 road loss to West Plains in Class 4 District 1 play. Cantrell Andrew scored three touchdowns for the Tigers, who fell to 1-8 on the season and 0-2 in district play, but it wasn't enough against the Zizzers and junior running back Tommy Meyer, who rushed for four touchdowns...
Jackson football wins district championship (10/27/07)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- Jackson defensive back Matt Lang was prepared for whichever Gabbert lined up at quarterback for Parkway West on Friday night. Highly-touted senior Blaine Gabbert was out again with a shoulder injury but Lang knew that his brother, Tyler, was going to be a handful...
Bell City, Leopold to meet in sectional (10/27/07)
Leopold volleyball coach Sandy Davis said she learned that her Wildcats still had to improve in many areas after they were swept by Bell City on Sept. 21. And now, a little more than a month later with Leopold scheduled to meet the Cubs again -- this time with more at stake in a Class 1 sectional match today -- Davis said her team has filled its holes and is ready for battle...
Crusader on the run (10/27/07)
Max Wieser, a four-sport athlete at Saxony Lutheran as a junior last year, was intrigued when his school added a soccer program to its fall sports schedule. But because he hadn't played since the third grade, he decided to volunteer his services rather than go out for a starting position...
Skyhawks plummet to earth in '07 season (10/27/07)
A lot of things went right for Tennessee-Martin last year as the Skyhawks turned in their best season by far since moving up to Division I-AA in 1992. The Skyhawks were involved in numerous close games and pulled out most of them on their way to earning a share of their first Ohio Valley Conference title and gaining their first Division I-AA playoff berth...
A hallowed eve (10/27/07)
Halloween: Is it a pagan observation? Does it have its roots in Christianity? Or is it a harmless autumn holiday designed around children and candy? There's really no right answer. People decide about Halloween based on their own religious beliefs...
Church briefs (10/27/07)
Briefly Author to hold book signing at Gospeland Erynn Mangum will sign copies of her novels "Mismatch" and "Rematch," the first two books of a three-part series aimed at a young adult audience, from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. at Gospeland. Mangum is the granddaughter of Bill and Eloise Terry of Cape Girardeau. Look for a review of the books and an interview with Mangum on the Nov. 3 religion page...
Costumes and conviction (10/27/07)
Halloween will be upon us next week. There are many Christians who are torn over this evening. Should they participate or should they not? How can a night centered on ghosts and ghouls honor God? First of all, make your decision driven by conviction. ...
Experiencing autumn as time for reflection (10/27/07)
My favorite season -- autumn! After the heat, vacations and activity of spring and summer, I crave the serenity and quiet of fall. Autumn is a time when leaves switch colors and vivid changes occur. It's a spell to turn within, to shed the old and reflect on what was, and what will again be...
Ruling expected by Tuesday in Spears' child custody case (10/27/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Britney Spears arrived in court giggling on Friday but was later heard swearing during a break in a closed hearing that ended with no decision on her bid for shared custody of her two young sons with Kevin Federline. Lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan said the court was expected to issue a written ruling by Tuesday after extensive testimony was presented on a number of issues...
Gerald Lamb (10/27/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Gerald Lamb, 72, of Tamms died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau. He was born Nov. 14, 1934, in McClure, Ill., son of Henry and Melissa Porter Lamb. He and Mary Ann Davidson were married Aug. 16, 1969...
Marguerite Hartsock (10/27/07)
Marguerite E. Hartsock, 91, of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Palm Terrace Care Center in Riverside, Calif. She was born Sept. 2, 1915, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Garrett Clinton and Mona Virgie Henderson Childs. She and Leslie Earl Hartsock were married Sept. 4, 1938, in Cape Girar-deau. He died Feb. 4, 1995...
Geneva Harvell (10/27/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Geneva "Geb" Harvell, 82, of Tamms died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 25, 1924, at Thebes, Ill., daughter of James B. and Opal Grant Wilson. She and Gerald Harvell were married Jan. 10, 1942. He died May 30, 2002...
Elvis Reiss (10/27/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elvis A. Reiss, 95, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born March 11, 1912, at Sereno, Mo., son of August F. and Albertene May Reiss. He and Mary "Marge" Womack were married Nov. 25, 1948...
Marvin Broadbent (10/27/07)
Marvin Keith Broadbent, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1943, in Ventura, Calif., son of Donald Louis and Geraldine Rheta Drew Broadbent. He and Darlene Kain were married March 14, 1988, in Cape Girardeau...
Donna Birk (10/27/07)
Donna Jean Meyers Birk, 49, of Jackson passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2007, at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown, Mo., from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Her father, Donald Meyers, 74, of Jackson passed away earlier in the day at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau...
Sherry Keith (10/27/07)
Sherry S. Keith, 52, of Flower Mound, Texas, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at her home after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 4, 1955, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edward "Eddie" and Peggy S. King Craft. She and Wayne Keith were married July 3, 1986, at Dallas, Texas...
Cape Girardeau Fire Report 10-27-2007 (10/27/07)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 3:17 p.m., emergency medical service at 150 S. Mount Auburn Road. n At 3:24 p.m., a carbon monoxide detector sounding at 315 Country Club Drive. n At 4:31 p.m., a carbon monoxide detector sounding at 843 N. Main St...
Cape Girardeau Police Report 10-27-2007 (10/27/07)
Arrests n Davin E. Agnew, 22, of St. Louis was arrested on three Arnold, Mo., warrants for failure to appear for traffic violations. n A 14-year-old boy was cited in juvenile court as being beyond parental control. n Brent. A. Seyer, 19, 5824 County Highway 205, received a summons for exhibition driving/following too closely...
Out of the past 10/27/07 (10/27/07)
A volunteer program designed to keep victims of violent crimes informed on their cases as they move through the judicial process is being formed in Cape Girardeau; volunteers will serve as liaisons between victims of violent crime, the police and the courts; the program will be known as Victims of Crime Organization...
Got what you need? (10/27/07)
Rhodes 101 Stops was honored last week with the Triumph Award at the 2007 Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals' 2007 Small Business and Marketing Expo. Gene Rhodes, the company's founder, was there with co-owners Jim Maurer and Paul Dirnberger to accept the recognition...
Picnic brings neighbors together (10/27/07)
To the editor:Neighborhood Connection held its third annual picnic Oct. 13 at May Greene Park. It was a beautiful day, and the 200 people and animals who attended had a great time, thanks to so many people who donated their time, refreshments and equipment...
Speak Out 10/27/07 (10/27/07)
A teacher's limits; Thanks for pool; Guardian angel; Population data; Holes in the yard; Paying for health care; Home control; Not enough parking; Food is big help; Church work; Zoning thanks; Take care of people; Beyond control; Unprofessional conduct; Showing disrespect
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