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Stories from Sunday, October 28, 2007

3 area health departments receive $365,000 (10/28/07)
Health departments in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties will receive grants totaling more than $365,000 from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The grants, announced Friday, are intended for infrastructure improvements so the county health departments can use their money on community programs and services...
Women raise ovarian cancer awareness by starting holiday shopping at Ladies Day Out (10/28/07)
The St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness booth at the Osage Community Centre was the focus of the first "Ladies Day Out" event, a craft and home-based business expo held Saturday. The event was created to raise awareness support victims of this deadly disease...
Several area students make top score on math portion of MAP test (10/28/07)
Three Cape Girardeau students learned recently they received the highest score possible on a state test they took in the spring. Scores on Missouri Assessment Program tests are of the utmost importance to school districts, which face consequences under No Child Left Behind if they don't make the grade. ...
41 Vietnam vets receive medallions (10/28/07)
Middle-aged men left their homes in Perryville, Advance, Scott City, Jackson, Cape Girardeau and elsewhere Saturday for something they never received when they came home from the service during the Vietnam War: a bit of recognition that they did their part...
Proposed ethanol plants would produce 690 tons of pollutants (10/28/07)
Ethanex Energy and Renewable Power of Cape Girardeau are working out plans to build ethanol plants along Nash Road along the border of Cape and Scott counties. A third company, First Missouri Energy, has applied for an air permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...
VOCs and HAPs (10/28/07)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as "any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions."...
IDOT fails to woo wireless provider for rest stops (10/28/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State-sponsored wireless access at interstate rest stops is on hold after Illinois officials failed to find anyone willing to provide the service. The Illinois Department of Transportation says no vendors submitted proposals after it put out a call for bids...
Records: KC mayor attempted to compromise on La Raza conference (10/28/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Records show Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser conducted a frantic last-ditch effort to reach a compromise before Hispanic leaders decided a week ago to move their annual conference to another city. The National Council of La Raza voted Oct. 20 to pull the 2009 conference because of a city park board member who is also a member of the anti-illegal immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps...
AT&T backs out of plan for free citywide Wi-Fi in St. Louis (10/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Blaming the high price tag, AT&T Inc. is disconnecting its plan for free citywide wireless Internet service in St. Louis. The telecommunications company said Friday it has scrapped its plan, announced in February, to blanket the city's 62 square miles with Wi-Fi signals, the wireless Internet service now found in airports and coffee shops...
Senator suspected of DWI says he's giving up drinking (10/28/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A state senator who was arrested last weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated said he's giving up drinking. So are his political supporters. During a kickoff fundraiser for his re-election campaign Friday, Sen. Chuck Graham canceled a previously scheduled cash bar...
Union members approve contract with Chrysler despite dissent (10/28/07)
DETROIT -- Despite significant dissent among some of its workers, United Auto Workers members narrowly passed a four-year contract agreement with Chrysler LLC on Saturday, leaving Ford Motor Co. as the last automaker to negotiate with in this year's round of contract talks...
Girl, father fight new Illinois' law on moment of silence in school (10/28/07)
CHICAGO -- A 14-year-old girl and her outspoken atheist father filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging a new Illinois law requiring a brief period of prayer or reflective silence at the start of every school day. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the law unconstitutional, said attorney Gregory Kulis, who represents Dawn Sherman, a freshman at Buffalo Grove High School, and her father Robert Sherman, a radio talk show host...
Weather improves conditions in Calif. (10/28/07)
LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. -- Firefighters battled stubborn wildfires across Southern California on Saturday, but scattered showers brought a welcome improvement in conditions. Tropical moisture flowing from the south replaced the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that roared in a week earlier and spread fires over more than a half-million acres, destroying more than 2,300 structures, including 1,700 homes...
County shuts down school system to disinfect after confirmed MRSA case (10/28/07)
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky school district with one confirmed case of antibiotic-resistant staph infection plans to shut down all 23 of its schools Monday, affecting about 10,300 students, to disinfect the facilities. The project will involve disinfecting classrooms, restrooms, cafeterias, hallways, locker rooms, buses and even external areas such as playgrounds and sports fields, said Roger Wagner, superintendent of Pike County schools...
Astronauts open up new addition to space station (10/28/07)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts swung open the door to their new space station addition Saturday and floated into the spacious and sparkling white room, formally christening it Harmony. Even though it looked immaculate inside, international space station commander Peggy Whitson and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli -- the first to enter -- wore surgical masks and goggles to protect themselves from any dirty stowaways such as dust, lint or crumbs...
Iraq war protest draws thousands of demonstrators across the country (10/28/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of people called for a swift end to the war in Iraq as they marched through downtown on Saturday, chanting and carrying signs that read: "Wall Street Gets Rich, Iraqis and GIs Die" or "Drop Tuition Not Bombs." The streets were filled with thousands as labor union members, anti-war activists, clergy and others rallied near City Hall before marching to Dolores Park...
Legacy sedan adds six-cylinder engine (10/28/07)
Sports car-like paddle shifters, a six-cylinder engine and seats trimmed with perforated leather aren't typically expected in Subaru sedans. But they're standard equipment for the newest version of the Subaru Legacy for 2008. The Legacy 3.0 R Limited, with starting retail price of $31,940 including destination charge, showcases how luxury and sportiness can combine comfortably in a Subaru car with an unassuming exterior...
U.S. to give Iraq security control in Shiite region (10/28/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. forces will turn over security to Iraqi authorities in the southern Shiite province of Karbala on Monday, the American commander for the area said, despite fighting between rival militia factions that has killed dozens. Karbala will become only the eighth of Iraq's 18 provinces to revert to Iraqi control, even though President Bush predicted in January that the Iraqi government would have responsibility for security in all of the provinces by November...
Painting 'not a Rembrandt' and valued at $3,000 sells for $4.5 million at auction (10/28/07)
LONDON -- A museum in the Netherlands said the portrait was not by Rembrandt, and the provincial auction house in England was only advertising it as a work by one of his followers -- valued at $3,078. But when 15 minutes of bidding on the painting ended Friday, it had sold for $4.5 million...
Sudanese government opens Darfur peace talks with cease-fire declaration (10/28/07)
SIRTE, Libya -- Sudan's government committed to a cease-fire in Darfur at the start of peace talks Saturday, but mediators and journalists outnumbered the few rebels who did not boycott the U.N.-sponsored negotiations, reducing hopes for an end to the fighting...
Pakistan's former P.M. makes long trip despite assassination attempt (10/28/07)
GARHI KHUDA BAKSH, Pakistan -- Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto went to her ancestral village Saturday amid tight security and sprinkled flower petals on her father's tomb on her first trip to provincial Pakistan since the bloody assassination attempt against her nine days ago...
St. Vincent reaches state semifinals (10/28/07)
St. Vincent is headed to Warrensburg. The Indians defeated Crystal City 25-18, 25-22 to capture their state quarterfinal volleyball match Saturday. "We played a heck of a defense," St. Vincent coach Mindy House said. "We had 16 blocks." St. Vincent (29-5-2) beat Scott City 25-18, 25-23 in the sectional round to reach the quarterfinals...
Notre Dame edges Festus for second place (10/28/07)
POTOSI, Mo. -- Saturday was about survival for the Notre Dame cross country team. The Bulldogs survived, using their depth to outrun Festus by six points for the second state-qualifying spot in the Class 3 District 1 meet at Potosi City Park. Now, they can set their sights on a fifth consecutive top-four state finish...
Leopold advances to semifinals (10/28/07)
BELL CITY -- Leopold senior Maddy Hutchings remembers when she was in the seventh grade and cheered from the stands as the Wildcats had a dream season that was capped by a Class 1 volleyball state title. She especially liked to watch Courtney Wesbecher, who used to wear a headband whenever she played...
Notre Dame's postseason run ends at sectional (10/28/07)
DE SOTO, Mo. -- Saturday's loss to Lutheran South in the Class 3 sectional left the Notre Dame volleyball team at .500 for the season. But the Bulldogs can be satisfied adding to their tradition of state playoff showings -- now at seven appearances in the last eight years -- during a season of transition...
Pair of Hawks earn return trip to Jefferson City (10/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Kelly junior Tara Johnson had one goal in mind at Saturday's Class 2 District 1 cross country meet at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County. "I just wanted to break the Herculaneum pack," Johnson said. "Last year they had all of their runners finish in the front."...
Southeast women's runners finish third (10/28/07)
Both Southeast Missouri State cross country teams recorded upper-division finishes during Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference meet in Hoover, Ala. Southeast's women placed third and the men were fourth during the 11-team event. Southeast's women had 98 points to finish behind Eastern Kentucky (41) and host Samford (66)...
Central captures sectional crown (10/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Advancing to the state tournament for the first time in five years would have made the Class 4 sectional cross country meet a successful one for the Central girls squad. But winning the sectional for the first time in school history made the meet at Jefferson Barracks Park a truly memorable one for the Tigers...
Saxony Lutheran sweeps district (10/28/07)
JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran freshman Lucy Gage and her brother junior Ross Gage hardly consider themselves two of a kind, but they do share one passion. "We have running in common, but usually that's about it," Ross said. "On the weekends we'll do some long runs in the park on Saturdays and do that. She's always ready to go when I am...
Southeast surrenders 566 yards in 55-20 thumping (10/28/07)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State's spiraling football season went from bad to worse Saturday. Not only did the Redhawks suffer their fifth straight loss, they did so in a most dubious fashion. Tennessee-Martin's 55-20 romp tied for the most points Southeast has allowed in an Ohio Valley Conference game since joining the league in 1991...
Redhawks assure themselves losing season (10/28/07)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- It would have taken a minor miracle to avoid it, but Saturday's 55-20 loss at Tennessee-Martin officially assured Southeast Missouri State of another losing season. In its 17th season since moving up to Division I-AA in 1991, Southeast has posted just two winning campaigns, an 8-4 record in 2002 and a 7-5 mark in 1994...
Ideas for a happier Halloween (10/28/07)
Pumpkins Perfection is in the eye of the pumpkin holder. "In my opinion, everyone in their own mind has their perfect pumpkin," Donnie Beggs of Beggs Family Farm said. "Some people like short and fat and some people like tall and skinny." No matter the shape of pumpkin you like, the techniques and telltale signs to pick a ripe pumpkin are the same...
Cape Girardeau could take a lesson from Oregon, Alabama cities (10/28/07)
Editor's note: Matt Wittmer is a Cape Girardeau native and an avid cyclist. He is helping to plot a bike route from Canada to Key West, Fla., as part of the East Coast Greenway. Wittmer's portion of the ride started in September in Washington, D.C., and will end in Key West in November....
New book from travel guru Peter Greenberg (10/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Talk to taxi drivers and hotel maids. Fly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Think twice before you drink from that glass in your room. That's advice from travel guru Peter Greenberg, who is out with a new book called "The Complete Travel Detective Bible."...
Amtrak opens mobile hot spots at stations (10/28/07)
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak will install Wi-Fi hot spots at five Northeast corridor stations, giving all passengers access to wireless Internet service for the first time. The service, provided by T-Mobile, will be available at Washington Union Station, Baltimore Penn Station, Wilmington, Del., Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station and New York Penn Station...
What to do with 10 precious minutes (10/28/07)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house (still), work in the same office (again) and somehow manage to cling to their sanity (barely). Older and wiser (she's wiser, he's just older), the Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on everyday issues, told from two perspectives....
Pastor asks church to send letters of support and love to Britney Spears (10/28/07)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The congregation of Southland Christian Church is being asked to send letters of love and support to troubled pop star Britney Spears, described by the pastor as having made "devastating life choices." "Take a few minutes and write a note to Britney Spears," pastor John Weece said in a sermon and in a blog on the church Web site. "No preaching. No criticizing. Just love. As a church, let's love Britney the way Jesus loves her."...
Michael Camp II (10/28/07)
Michael David Camp II, 26, of Scott City, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. He was born Sept. 25, 1981, in Poplar Bluff, son of Michael and Josie Morrill Camp. Camp was a deckhand with Luhr Brothers in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed music, cooking and spending time with family and friends...
Jerry Jenkins (10/28/07)
Jerry R. Jenkins, 55, of Jackson died Saturday, Oct, 27, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 4, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Raymond B. and Alma Huffman Jenkins. He and Jane Summers Jenkins were married Sept. 26, 1981, in Cape Girardeau...
Ruby Clifton (10/28/07)
Ruby Rosalie Clifton, 92, of Jackson died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 20, 1915, at Burfordville, daughter of Sylvanis Odney and Iva Craig Hutson. She and Earl F. Clifton were married July 3, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark. He died Jan. 30, 1973...
Charles Fiorino (10/28/07)
Charles "Chuck" Fiorino, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 9, 1956, in Chicago, son of Carman and Elizabeth Vauple Fiorino. He and Vivian Pershing were married Oct. 6, 2000, in Vincennes, Ind...
Aaron Watkins (10/28/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Aaron Lee Watkins, 84, of Chaffee died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1923, at Graves County, Ky., son of Jacob Lawrence and Veatrice Ray Watkins. Watkins was a retired truck driver employed by Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Ira Kent (10/28/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ira Kent, 91, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. He was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Houston, Mo., son of James Roscoe and June Coplin Kent. He and Joyce Hager were married Feb. 5, 1991. He had worked as plant manger at Lockheed Martin...
Meyr-Perry (10/28/07)
Callie Noel Meyr and Kyle Andrew Perry were married Dec. 29, 2006, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Organist was Lois Fehrmann and soloist was Kristin Schweain of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Glen and Corliss Meyr of Chaffee, Mo., and Jim and Sue Perry of Jackson...
Rice-Miesner (10/28/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jessica J. Rice and Jon M. Miesner exchanged vows Sept. 29, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Perryville. The Rev. Dennis Cebulak performed the ceremony. Soloist was Tammy Palisch of Altenburg, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Sondra Grindstaff of Perryville and Scott and Bridget Rice of Cobden, Ill. The groom is the son of Russ and Ruth Miesner of Altenburg...
Young-Hahs (10/28/07)
FRIEDHEIM -- Megan Leann Young and Benjamin Robert Hahs exchanged wedding vows Aug. 10, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Unionville, Mo. Carla Torrey was pianist. Parents of the couple are Steven and Jana Young of Unionville, and Robert and Kristi Hahs of Friedheim...
Whitlow-Eggimann (10/28/07)
Kathryn Diane Whitlow and Tyler Livingston Eggimann were united in marriage June 2, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Springfield, Ill. The Rev. Dan Seibert performed the ceremony. Organist and pianist was James Rogers, flutist was Debbie Eddie, and soloist was Victoria Whitlow, sister of the bride...
Thoma-King (10/28/07)
Kara Allison Thoma and Jason Lee King were united in marriage May 26, 2007, on Poipuo Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. The bride is the daughter of Carlton and Jean Thoma of Jackson. The groom is the son of Lee and Mary King of Bark River, Mich. Matron of honor was Allison Sherinski of St. Charles, Mo. Bridesmaids were Sara Doran of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dr. Chrissi Glastetter of St. Louis...
Goncher-Knoderer (10/28/07)
David Goncher of St. Louis and Jan and David Rigdon of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Erin Goncher, to Matthew William Knoderer, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of William and Dawn Knoderer of Bell City, Mo., and Laura Knoderer of Charleston, Mo...
Hoehn-Huey (10/28/07)
Terry and Melissa Hoehn of Crosstown, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacalyn Ann Hoehn, to Cpl. Robert Thomas Huey. He is the son of Darrell and Debbie Huey of Cape Girardeau. Hoehn is a 2007 graduate of Saxony Lutheran High School, and is pursuing a degree in massage therapy at Metro Business College...
Tefft-Ressel (10/28/07)
James and Mona Tefft of Bunker, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Lea Tefft, to Ben Ray Ressel, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Herman Joe and Doris Ressel of Oran, Mo. Tefft is a graduate of Bunker High School, Three Rivers Community College, and Central Methodist University. She is employed by Yellow Book...
Poole-Pylate (10/28/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Randel and Deborah Poole of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Bethany Poole, to Andrew Irving Pylate. He is the son of Irving and Carlene Pylate of Starkville, Miss. Poole is a 2001 graduate of New Salem Baptist Academy, and 2003 graduate of Three Rivers Community College. ...
Yun-McCulley (10/28/07)
Yi Tang Lin and Xiao ai Zeng of China announce the engagement of their daughter, Lin Yun, to Noble Christian McCulley. He is the son of Kevin and Kelly McCulley of Cape Girardeau. The couple will be married Tuesday at Cape County Park South.
Brueckner-Pettit (10/28/07)
Jerry and Sharon Brueckner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Brueckner, to Christopher Gardner Pettit, both of Charleston, S.C. He is the son of Rev. Ron and Jennifer Pettit of Orangeburg, S.C. Brueckner is a graduate of Central High School, and received a doctor of pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2004. She is pharmacy manager at Target in Charleston...
Hester - 40 years (10/28/07)
Watson and Velma Hester of Delta celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a surprise reception Oct. 6, 2007, at the Community Center in Delta. The event was hosted by their children. Hester and Velma Glency were married Oct. 6, 1967, at Arbor General Baptist Church, by the Rev. Charles Mann. Their attendants were Jerry and Glenda Hahn. She is sister of the bride...
Fire report 10/28/07 (10/28/07)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 6:41 p.m., motor vehicle accident in the 1100 block of William Street. n At 5:46 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Kingshighway. n At 10:36 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of South Henderson Avenue...
Police report 10/28/07 (10/28/07)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Brooke M. Haberlock, East Prairie, Mo., was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated. Arrests n Keshuna K. Oliver, 451 N. Frederick St., Apt. 2, was arrested on Cape Girardeau traffic warrants...
Out of the past 10/28/07 (10/28/07)
About 55 percent of Cape Girardeau County's registered voters are expected to go to the polls Tuesday; the large turnout is the result of voter interest in a local proposition to repeal the Blue Law Sunday sales ban, various statewide tax proposition, the 8th District congressional race, and the 159th District state representative race...
Districts have funding option: levies (10/28/07)
The $3.2 million that has been spent by Missouri school districts in a legal battle to get more state funding has been lamented in this space before. Now that a judge has ruled the lawsuit pursued by about half of the state's 524 public school districts has no merit, the districts are considering an appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court. They would better serve their students and the local taxpayers who support them by spending their money on textbooks and facilities...
Opening production is first-rate (10/28/07)
To the editor:My wife and I just returned home after attending the inaugural performance, "Big River," in the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. We were pleased with what we experienced, from the often-poignant, sometimes-funny, always-entertaining theatrical production to the delightful and talented cast and production crew to the first-class venue itself. What a wonderful evening...
Animal abusers threaten our safety (10/28/07)
To the editor:Kudos to all the authorities who helped secure the arrests of three men allegedly involved with running a dogfighting ring in Dudley, Mo. Let's hope that, if they are convicted, these men are given strict sentences including jail time, counseling and a ban on contact with animals...
Amnesty is threat to Americans (10/28/07)
To the editor:As a concerned citizen I'm asking you to become aware of a threat to the American public and become active in informing your readers about the political activity concerning this threat. Amnesty for illegal aliens will only hurt already hurting unemployed Americans, and the health threat has reintroduced illnesses that our country had eradicated years ago...
Push for more cancer research (10/28/07)
To the editor:As a loved one, caregiver and friend of someone with cancer, I have seen first-hand the impact cancer has on individuals and families, young and old. And as a volunteer advocate with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I recognize the importance of the government's role in helping to prevent and fight cancer...
OES thanks Cape for hospitality (10/28/07)
To the editor:For the first time, the Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of the Eastern Star met in Cape Girardeau Oct. 7-10 at the Show Me Center. We wish to thank the people of this beautiful city, along with the mayor who gave us a welcome at our opening session, Sarah Vickery of the Convention and Visitors Bureau for all she did in helping us for our preparations and for the welcome at our opening. They helped us to get started on a successful session...
Speak Out 10/28/07 (10/28/07)
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