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Stories from Monday, November 5, 2007

Cape county officials approve raises (11/05/07)
Cape Girardeau County officials on Monday approved regular annual raises for themselves and a hefty increase for two officials whose salaries lag behind those of their colleagues. Every two years in odd-numbered years, county officials in every county meet as the "County Salary Commission." They set policy for annual cost of living adjustments and whether to add extraordinary increases -- or cuts -- in salaries to take effect for offices on the ballot at the next election...
Chaffee regroups police personnel board (11/05/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee Mayor Loretta Mohorc says she plans to appoint three people to the city's police personnel board at Monday night's regular city council meeting. The city has been completely without a police personnel board since mid-October, when three board members resigned and one board member was relieved from his duties for health reasons. ...
Christmas charity program collection planned for next week (11/05/07)
The week of Nov. 12 is the official collection week for Operation Christmas Child, a program that allows individuals to send a gift-filled shoe box to a child in another part of the world. Operation Christmas Child was started by the Christian international relief organization Samaritan's Purse in 1993. Collection sites are located throughout the Southeast Missouri area...
Provision prevents making copies of evidence (11/05/07)
A recently added provision of the federal law governing child pornography prosecutions prevents defense attorneys and hired experts working for the defense from obtaining their own copies of the evidence in a case, as per the rules of disclosure. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 maintains that any pornographic images found on a computer that has been seized as evidence cannot be duplicated...
River Campus performance 'very special' for Cape Girardeau native (11/05/07)
When she was a little girl attending St. Mary's School in Cape Girardeau, Liesl Schoenberger and her classmates went to the grounds of Old St. Vincent's Seminary for play days. She remembers touring the seminary as a Girl Scout. On Tuesday, the already accomplished violinist will return to Cape Girardeau and the transformed seminary grounds for a performance with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Bedell Performance Hall...
Kent evolving from just a library (11/05/07)
Most people have a hard time grasping what an "information commons" is. "Some people think it's the coffee cart. Some people think it's the computers. Others think it is reference," Kent Library director Ed Buis said. "What it amounts to is a lot of people working together to give support for all the resources," he said...
November youth service events at the Cape Girardeau Public Library (11/05/07)
n 10 to 10:30 a.m. today and Nov. 12, 19 and 26: Toddler time for ages 18 to 35 months. the events include stories, songs and hands-on fun for toddlers while parents learn an essential early literacy skill. n 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Nov 13, 20 and 27: Story time for ages 3 to 5. Children will hear stories, sing songs and learn some simple signs. There will be a take-home activity...
Community digest 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
Knights of Columbus drive raises nearly $3,500 The Knights of Columbus received $3,497 from contributors to their recent mental retardation drive. Half of the money will support the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children in St. Louis; the remainder of the money will be used to support local programs for the mentally retarded...
Horticulture class tours notable gardens in area (11/05/07)
The Jackson Post Office and Marie's Garden at the Oliver House Museum in Jackson were stops on a recent garden tour coordinated by Master Gardeners Fran Haupt and Judi Niederkorn. Denise Pingel, horticulture greenhouse manager, said 29 students from the introduction to horticulture class at Southeast Missouri State University attended the Jackson tour...
Room to spare (11/05/07)
Three months after disclosing that the new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau needs $2.2 million worth of work to be ready for use, the federal General Services Administration is still waiting for the authority to spend the extra money. When the problems were disclosed in August, officials with the GSA Region 6 office in Kansas City said it would take about seven months to complete the work once approval for the spending was granted. ...
Mo. police say daredevil motorcyclists turning violent (11/05/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For nearly a decade, extreme motorcyclists have been causing concern for St. Louis area motorists, popping wheelies, standing on bikes, zipping in and out of traffic. Now, authorities say, some are turning violent. "This is something new," Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum said...
Air Force grounds non-mission critical F-15 flights after Mo. crash (11/05/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Last week's crash of a Missouri Air National Guard jet has prompted the Air Force to suspend all non-mission critical F-15 flight operations, citing a potential "structural failure." The accident happened Friday during a routine training operation in mid-Missouri. ...
Senator asks federal prosecutors to scrutinize VA hospital (11/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has asked federal prosecutors to investigate a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Illinois where he says employees have made "deeply disturbing" claims of flawed patient care, shoddy oversight and possibly criminal behavior...
Political fallout varies when lawmakers drink and drive (11/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The request to former state attorney general John Ashcroft from then-state senator Ralph Uthlaut Jr. was clear: Are Missouri lawmakers immune from arrest for drunken driving and other traffic violations? Three decades ago, the answer was no -- a legal ruling that overturned a 1953 attorney general opinion that General Assembly members were "privileged from arrest except for cases of treason, felony or breach of the peace."...
Mo. abbey offers retreats for those in need of quiet (11/05/07)
CONCEPTION, Mo. -- Remember quiet? It's that sound of not much at all, a fall breeze over a still pond, a car on a gravel road, frogs. Conception Abbey, which sits among the hills and farms of northwest Missouri, a few miles east of where cell phone service dies, has that good kind of quiet, the kind that holds the promise of going on and on...
Payrolls grew by 166,000 in October, jobless rate holds steady (11/05/07)
WASHINGTON -- A housing collapse and a mortgage meltdown haven't stopped the nation's job machine from chugging ahead. Employers added twice as many new jobs to their ranks as expected in October, an encouraging sign that all the problems facing the economy haven't short-circuited job creation...
State Farm sues Miss. attorney general over criminal probe (11/05/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- State Farm Insurance is suing Mississippi's attorney general for allegedly violating an agreement to end a criminal investigation of the insurer's handling of claims on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, according to court papers unsealed Friday...
Finnish couple helps launch worldwide complaints-choir movement in U.S. (11/05/07)
CHICAGO -- From bad dates, to people who chew gum too loudly, to global warming, no complaint is too ridiculous -- or too sublime -- for the international complaints-choir movement. Now, it's reached the United States, thanks to a couple from Finland out to combat the persistent American belief that it's best to think positively and keep complaints to yourself...
New Englanders clean up from remnants of Noel (11/05/07)
BOSTON -- Coastal residents cleaned up tree branches and utilities repaired broken power lines Sunday after the remnants of Hurricane Noel struck the Northeast with a glancing blow. No evacuations, deaths or serious injuries were linked to the storm in the region, said Peter Judge of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency...
Prank leaves station overrun by lawn gnomes (11/05/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A number of gnomes and other creatures have taken sanctuary at the Springfield police station. As part of a prank, somebody stole 75 lawn ornaments from around town and placed them on and around the lawn of one house on Oct. 17, police said...
2007 on track to be deadliest year of war in Iraq (11/05/07)
BAGHDAD -- With just under two months left in the year, 2007 is on course to be the deadliest year on record for American forces in Iraq, despite a recent sharp drop in U.S. deaths. At least 847 American military personnel have died in Iraq so far this year -- the second-highest annual toll since the war began in March 2003, according to Associated Press figures...
Egypt unveils King Tut's face to public (11/05/07)
LUXOR, Egypt -- King Tut's buck-toothed face was unveiled Sunday for the first time in public -- more than 3,000 years after the youngest and most famous pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt was shrouded in linen and buried in his golden underground tomb...
Pakistani activists arrested by authorities (11/05/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Police and soldiers, emboldened by state of emergency powers, swept up hundreds of activists and opposition members Sunday, dragged away protesters shouting "Shame on you!" and turned government buildings into barbed-wire compounds...
Nearly 3,500 Chinese named 'Olympics' (11/05/07)
BEIJING -- The upcoming Beijing Olympics is more than just a point of pride for China -- it's such an important part of the national consciousness that nearly 3,500 children have been named for the event, a newspaper reported Sunday. Most of the 3,491 people with the name "Aoyun," meaning Olympics, were born around the year 2000, as Beijing was bidding to host the 2008 Summer Games, the Beijing Daily reported, citing information from China's national identity card database...
Ames claims victory in final PGA Tour event of '07 season (11/05/07)
Stephen Ames wanted to escape the chill of Calgary for the final PGA Tour event, a decision that paid off Sunday when he closed with a 4-under 68 for a one-shot victory in the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Ames emerged from a typically crowded leaderboard at Disney with three straight birdies on the back nine of the Magnolia Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., then saved par from 65 feet out of the bunker to avoid a playoff with Tim Clark...
Blue Jackets' hot goalie blanks Blues (11/05/07)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pascal Leclaire stopped 21 shots for his NHL-best fifth shutout of the season and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Sunday night. Manny Malhotra, Rick Nash and Jason Chimera had goals for the Blue Jackets (8-3-2), who are off to the best start in the franchise's seven seasons...
Johnson streaks into Nextel Cup lead (11/05/07)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jimmie Johnson was caught between his competitive urge to win and the big-picture reality that a mistake could cost him a shot at another NASCAR Nextel Cup championship. The urge to win won -- and so did Johnson. The reigning Cup champion came out on top after a dramatic side-by-side duel with Matt Kenseth, grabbing his third straight victory and, more important, wresting the series points lead from Jeff Gordon on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway...
Rams identify half the problem (11/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Halftime adjustments are overrated in the NFL, given the skimpy break. As much as anything in a season long gone sour, though, that short rest period is a key ingredient in the St. Louis Rams' ongoing nightmare. The Rams are 0-8 and in the midst of the worst start in franchise history by two losses because they've been riddled with injuries, made just enough crucial mistakes to deep-six the toss-ups, and generally gotten trampled in the last two quarters...
Patriots win clash of unbeatens (11/05/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- No running up the score this week. Against the Colts, Tom Brady was content to close out another victory for the New England Patriots by kneeling down three times. In what was hyped as the biggest NFL regular season game ever, the Patriots stayed on course for an unbeaten season as Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes in a four-minute span of the fourth quarter Sunday to overcome a 10-point deficit and beat Super Bowl champion Indianapolis, 24-20...
Redhawks basketball finishes preseason unscathed (11/05/07)
Southeast Missouri State sports fans who have been clamoring for the college basketball season to get here won't have to wait much longer. Both your teams are just about ready to start their campaigns. Southeast's men and women each had exhibition tuneups over the past several days and came away unscathed against lower-division opponents...
A walk through the mall turns up new stores (11/05/07)
There are several new stores scattered around West Park Mall. Some are here for the holiday season, some are permanent additions and some may prove themselves viable by showing strong holiday sales. I took a stroll through the mall Saturday afternoon, locating the stores announced in an e-mail from mall marketing director Lindsey Church and stopping to talk with store owners and managers. Of the seven retailers named in Church's e-mail, all but one are open for business...
Hollywood writers, studios hold last-ditch negotiations (11/05/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood writers and studio representatives began last-ditch negotiations Sunday in an effort to prevent a strike, the writers union said. A federal mediator called the meeting between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers at an undisclosed location...
Commission to weigh four proposals for low-income housing (11/05/07)
The Missouri Housing Development Commission is considering four proposals for tax-credit supported apartment construction for low-income residents in the area. The commission will hold a public hearing on the area proposals Tuesday in St. Louis. Construction projects under consideration by the commission include:...
Memo 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
Chamber taking applications for program The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2008 Leadership Cape Girardeau class. The seven-month program develops leadership by exposing applicants to the opportunities, challenges and realities of the community. Applications will be accepted at the chamber offices, 1267 N. Mount Auburn Road, until Nov. 27...
People on the move 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
TV's Jason Lindsey takes job at Teen Challenge; Edwards joins staff of Orthopaedic Associates; Thriftway hires new pharmacist; Jernigan honored at Leadership Cape meeting; Three graduate from Leadership Missouri; Belladona Salon hires six new employees
A place to call home (11/05/07)
If Bill and Carol Schmitt hadn't found low-income apartment housing in Cape Girardeau, they would likely still be in the Cairo, Ill., home they left five years ago to be closer to the medical treatment Bill Schmitt needs for his damaged lungs and cancers...
Anna Karcher (11/05/07)
Anna M. Karcher, 93, of Cairo, Ill., died Sunday Nov. 4, 2007, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was born May 29, 1914, in Cairo, daughter of Oscar and Mabel Priddy Patton. She married Carl Karcher, who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo, the Daughters of Isabella and the St. Patrick's Church Altar Guild...
Tami McCollom (11/05/07)
Tami Lynne McCollom, 40, of Bloomfield, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at her home. She was born July 23, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John Ervin and Ruth Schlichting Kruse. She married Randy McCollom Feb. 14, 2004. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Justin Ervin and Joshua Ervin of Bloomfield; a daughter, Jordi Humphrey of Bloomfield; a stepson, Randol McCollom of Bloomfield; her father, John Ervin of Anderson, Mo.; her mother, Ruth Kruse of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Jack Ervin of Advance, Mo.; two sisters, Tonya Roper of Bloomfield and Jackie Hammond of Mount Vernon, Mo.; and three grandchildren.. ...
Loiselle Fisher Ellis (11/05/07)
Margaret Loiselle Fisher Ellis, 89, of Charleston, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Charleston Manor. She was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Cape Girardeau to Earnest G. and Chloe Alice Kassel Fisher. She married Joe E. Ellis Jr. Feb. 1, 1936. He died Oct. 25, 1988...
Delores Martin (11/05/07)
Delores Marie Martin, 58, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 23, 1949, at Glenallen, Mo., daughter of Frank Sr. and Susan Butler Wagner. She and David J. Martin were married April 8, 1967, in Marble Hill...
Evelyn Wolfe (11/05/07)
Evelyn A. (nee Rudert) Wolfe, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at the Lutheran Home, where she had been a recent resident. She was born July 5, 1912, at Dutchtown, daughter of Benjamin G. and Caroline LaCroix Rudert. The family moved to the corner of Ellis and College streets in Cape Girardeau when she was a toddler. ...
Cape/Jackson police report 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Anthony Rey Orta, 22, 1533 Sylvan Lane, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and improper lane usage...
Cape/Jackson fire report 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls: n At 6:23 p.m., a gas odor in the 1000 block of North Kingshighway. n At 6:26 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Linden Street. n At 3:11 a.m., an electrical problem in the 700 block of South Ellis Street...
Out of the past 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
A seven-year member of the Southeast Missouri Hospital Auxiliary, Mrs. Marguritte Wright has been named Auxiliarian of the Year for Missouri. ANNA, Ill. -- Teachers and administrators in the Anna-Jonesboro school district will try again Monday to negotiate a teacher contract, with the school board president saying three basic issues need to be resolved and a spokesman for the teachers claiming the board is stalling in negotiations...
The Reynolds House (11/05/07)
We usually think of history in terms of stories, dates and people. We don't ordinarily think of history in terms of supply and demand. The Reynolds House is a 150-year-old house in Cape Girardeau that is falling apart. The Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau owns the building, which was restored in 1981, but the historical association hasn't been able to keep up with maintenance...
Speak Out 11/5/07 (11/05/07)
Celebrating Halloween; Showing off science; Wonderful joy; Concert timing; Changing the time; Thanks for trails; A better place; Creating potential
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