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Stories from Saturday, November 10, 2007

Animals' long trip to a better life (11/10/07)
Two cats and one dog were scheduled to leave Lafayette in south-central Louisiana at 7 this morning, headed north. The cats, Nermal and Ed, are being adopted by a family in New Hope, Minn. The dog, an Australian cattle dog/hound mix named Andrew, is going first to the 4 Luv of Dog Rescue in Fargo, N.D., and eventually to another dog rescue near Winnipeg, Canada...
Deer hunters may have good season this year thanks to weather conditions (11/10/07)
The chances of bagging a deer this firearms season are pretty good thanks to the weather, good and bad, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Firearms season starts today, and the deer are already moving, according to experts and hunters in the area...
Two colleges to discuss service in Cape area (11/10/07)
Three Rivers Community College and Mineral Area College representatives will meet next week to negotiate the degree to which each school will serve the Cape Girardeau region. Mineral Area College, based in Park Hills, Mo., has offered courses through the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau since the early 1990s, although the county is not in its voluntary service area. The operation was through an informal agreement, Three Rivers executive vice president Dr. Larry Kimbrow said...
Scopus, Mo., murder case to be tried before St. Louis County jury (11/10/07)
A Bollinger County murder case is going be tried in St. Louis County. Lisa A. Barlow is accused of shooting to death Michael Strong, her boyfriend at the time, in his Scopus, Mo., residence July 27. Barlow's attorneys requested the change of venue Oct. 4 because of media coverage of the case, but reached an agreement with Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Gray and Circuit Judge William L. Syler Friday morning...
Residential historic district proposed for Cape (11/10/07)
Historic preservationists are hoping to create Cape Girardeau's first residential historic district. It's a long process. "First you determine where you want the district to be, then you have to identify the buildings, photograph them, determine their owners, get legal descriptions," said Brenda Schloss, a city planning technician. "Then you start contacting everybody."...
Briefly (11/10/07)
Downtown Cape clock stopped, being fixed The clock on Main Street at Themis Street isn't working, and Old Town Cape is working with the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation to get it fixed, said Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape. The clock, a four-sided timekeeper in the middle of the intersection, was working properly when it was reset for the end of daylight saving time, Mills said Friday. ...
Memo shows attorney challenged Blunt's policy before firing (11/10/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A former staff attorney for Gov. Matt Blunt sent an internal office memo challenging his boss' stance on deleting e-mails just weeks before the attorney was fired, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Associated Press. The memo's existence and content contradict public statements made by Blunt and his top officials after the attorney was fired in late September. ...
Stepfather arrested in death of 9-year-old Missouri girl (11/10/07)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- The stepfather of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found Friday in a hillside cave in southwest Missouri has been arrested in her death. Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland confirmed late Friday night that David Spears, 24, was arrested in the death of Rowan Ford...
High bidder for memorabilia from Elvis' home state (11/10/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Someone from the King's home state has placed the highest bid on a trove of memorabilia from the Elvis is Alive Museum. The bidder, a man from Laurel, Miss., must make a $500 deposit toward his $8,300 bid by the end of the weekend or lose his right to claim the stuff. He should have made a deposit within 24 hours of the eBay auction's closing at 5:20 p.m. Thursday...
NYC eatery offers $25,000 dessert (11/10/07)
NEW YORK -- This is one rich cup of haute chocolate: A New York eatery is offering a $25,000 dessert bulging with top-grade cocoa, edible gold and shavings of a luxury truffle. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate was declared the most expensive dessert in the world Wednesday by Guinness World Records...
Graduation rates calculated differently across the country (11/10/07)
WASHINGTON -- If Congress doesn't get the job done, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she'll consider using her authority to require states to report high school graduation rates in a more uniform and accurate way. "I think we need some truth in advertising," Spellings said in an interview, referring to the hodgepodge of ways states now report graduation data...
Vioxx users welcome Merck & Co. settlement (11/10/07)
NEWARK, N.J. -- After 10 hospitalizations and a triple-bypass since his heart attack in 2000, lawyer Gilbert Tietz is confident he'll get a share of Merck & Co.'s $4.85 billion settlement with thousands of Vioxx users. But word of the settlement, announced Friday, left him with mixed emotions...
Korean man builds commode-shaped house to bolster worldwide hygiene (11/10/07)
SUWON, South Korea -- Sim Jae-duck has made his political career as South Korea's Mr. Toilet by beautifying public restrooms. Now he's got a home befitting his title: a toilet-shaped domicile complete with the latest in lavatory luxury. Sim is building the two-story house, set to be finished Sunday, to commemorate the inaugural meeting later this month of the World Toilet Association. ...
Finland defends gun laws in wake of school shooting (11/10/07)
HELSINKI, Finland -- A teenage killer's school rampage has put Finns on the defensive about their relationship to guns. With 1.6 million firearms in private hands, the Nordic nation is an anomaly in Europe, lagging behind only the U.S. and Yemen in civilian gun ownership, studies show...
Redhawks sweep Austin Peay in finale of regular season (11/10/07)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team put an exclamation point on its regular season Friday night. Southeast swept past Austin Peay 30-20, 30-25, 30-25 at Houck Field House. The Redhawks ended the regular season by winning 12 of their last 13 matches...
Notre Dame to play for Class 2 soccer title (11/10/07)
FENTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame forward Brock Dirnberger said he and his teammates were feeling stressed before their Class 2 state semifinal game against Duchesne on Friday evening. The stress mainly resulted, he said, from the team's bus breaking down twice on the way to the game in Fenton...
Central's Gramling reaches final at swim championships (11/10/07)
Central sophomore Sam Gramling reached the finals of the 500-yard relay at the Missouri Swimming Championships on Friday with a seventh-place finish in the preliminaries at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Mo. Gramling posted a time of 4 minutes, 50.03 seconds to make the final field of eight. Zach Bolin of Blue Springs will take the top time into today's final, covering the distance in 4:37.95...
Meeting helps 'Dogs find chemistry (11/10/07)
FENTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame forward Brock Dirnberger felt a good deal of pressure at the beginning of this season. He was taking over one of the two forward positions vacated by the graduation of his cousin, Abe Dirnberger, and Jack Wedemeier, two of the top offensive players on the Bulldogs' Class 2 state title team of a year ago. Wedemeier set a school record with 30 goals in one season...
On to the semis (11/10/07)
Less than 2 minutes into Friday night's Class 5 state quarterfinal game at Jackson, the Indians were in trouble. "I thought we were going to be in for a long night," Jackson senior Cody Randen said. "We hadn't really seen the option, and we needed a series to get used to it and get a feel for it."...
Southeast men's basketball opens season tonight against Xavier (11/10/07)
The way Scott Edgar figures, Southeast Missouri State might as well test itself against the best right away. That will be the case as Edgar's second season in charge of the Redhawks begins tonight with a game at hightly touted Xavier. Southeast and the Musketeers will square off in a 6 p.m. tipoff at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio...
Redhawks look to avenge last year's opening loss (11/10/07)
Not many opponents beat the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team last year. One of those few victors visit the Show Me Center tonight as the Redhawks open a new season. The University of Tulsa handed Southeast a 67-54 defeat in last year's opener in Tulsa, Okla...
Redhawks try to end six-game skid (11/10/07)
What before the season looked like it might offer a solid chance at a Southeast Missouri State win is now a very daunting task for the struggling Redhawks. Southeast, saddled with a six-game losing streak, visits resurgent Missouri State today. The Redhawks are 2-7 overall and 0-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play. They have not tasted victory since Sept. 15, when they beat Indiana State 13-10...
Alexander ignites Redhawks in 1-0 win (11/10/07)
Southeast Missouri State's attack was stagnant without the Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the year on the field. But once Courtney Alexander entered the match with about 30 minutes remaining, there was a noticeable difference. "She's so quick, she opens up a lot of holes for us," Southeast freshman forward Ashley Runion said...
The fool and his wife (11/10/07)
They say behind every great man is a tremendous woman. Sometimes in front of a great woman is a scoundrel. Filtered in among the barely mentioned death of Samuel, one of Israel's greatest prophets, and sandwiched between the conflict of David and Saul, we find an independently thinking heroine whose actions stopped the recklessness of one man and revealed the foolishness of another...
Ministry under construction: Expanding a church on a budget (11/10/07)
When members of Hanover Lutheran Church's building committee broke ground Nov. 4 for its proposed expansion, they didn't put aside their shovels after the ceremony. Some of them, along with other members of the church, will pick them up again in the spring -- along with hammers, saws and paint rollers -- and help with the construction...
Southeast Missourian looks for the thankful (11/10/07)
Southeast Missourian looks for the thankful What are you thankful for? The Southeast Missourian wants to know what our readers are thankful for. It doesn't have to be special or big, as long as it makes you give thanks. Send us your expressions of gratitude at news@semissourian.com...
Church briefs 11-10 (11/10/07)
Church plans holiday bazaar for today Maple United Methodist Church, 2441 Jean Ann Drive, will have its annual holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. There will be many homemade items, crafts and a bake sale. Lunch will be served. Characterization to be presented by professor...
Die living; don't live dying (11/10/07)
"When my mother received her diagnosis of terminal cancer, she continued to fight," said my friend Leslie. "Mother received treatment and kept doing the things she liked to do." One wonders how such people perceive life and death. Grace, Leslie's mother, had a different perspective when well-meaning friends and family encouraged her to take it easy, rest and slow down. ...
Italian musician uncovers hidden music in Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' (11/10/07)
ROME -- It's a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper," raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting...
Rev. Roy Krueger (11/10/07)
The Rev. Roy Richard Albert Krueger, 82, of Naperville, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at his home. He was born May 22, 1925, in Bonduel, Wis. He and Margaret Hardt were married June 19, 1954. Krueger graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Ill., and was ordained in 1956...
Elvin Mattingly (11/10/07)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Elvin Mattingly, 84, of St. Mary died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 28, 1922, at Perryville, Mo., son of Vincent and Rose Gibbar Mattingly. He and Aurelia Brown were married Nov. 8, 1947, at Perryville...
Rose Holzum (11/10/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Rose Josephine Holzum of Leopold died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Elder Care of Marble Hill in Marble Hill, Mo. Born Feb. 3, 1911, she was the daughter of John G. and Josephine Fels VanDeVen. She married Frederick Martin Holzum Oct. 12, 1927. He preceded her in death April 24, 1961...
Opal Lanpher (11/10/07)
Opal Lee Lanpher, 93, of Delta died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 25, 1913, at Delta, daughter of Price and Minnie Hampton Montgomery. She and Lanson Lanpher were married Oct. 25, 1932. He died Feb. 5, 1991...
Robert Mason (11/10/07)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Robert Mason, 46, of Bell City died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1961, in St. Louis, son of Thomas and Lois Nall Mason. He and Theresa Wright were married July 21, 2001, at Bell City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Leta Renard (11/10/07)
Leta Renard, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born June 20, 1927, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of Harlan and Minnie Mae Holifield Kirk. She and Francis "Mutt" Renard were married Jan. 7, 1950. She was formerly of Piggott...
Births 11/10/07 (11/10/07)
Goetz; Wilson; Head; Burke; Lilly; Knotts
Fire report 11/10/07 (11/10/07)
n At 6 p.m., a fire alarm at 201 Morgan Oak St. n At 6:02 p.m., a fire alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 8:26 p.m., illegal burn at 347 Barberry St. n At 8:36 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South West End Boulevard. n At 8:53 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of South Benton Street...
Police report 11/10/07 (11/10/07)
Arrests; Arrests; Arrests
Out of the past 11/10/07 (11/10/07)
The 14 Cape Girardeau stores in which a police officer developed Blue Law violation cases Sunday apparently won't be prosecuted because both county and city prosecutors say they don't intend to file charges. Southeast Missouri State University may get into the cable television business; a plan for establishing an independent cable TV system is being developed by Dr. ...
Downtown survey (11/10/07)
When Gov. Matt Blunt announced his DREAM Initiative last year, he hoped the effort would be a useful resource for Missouri cities trying to revitalize their downtown areas. DREAM stands for Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri. Cape Girardeau was one of the first 10 cities selected to participate in the program. The intent of DREAM is to help cities take full advantage of the community and economic-development assistance programs offered by the state...
Speak Out 11/10/07 (11/10/07)
Churches and rules; One building; Caving in; Favorite comics; Water over art; Ethanol's future; Magnificent band; Useless mud flaps; County term limits; Abortion truth
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