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Stories from Sunday, November 11, 2007

Candidate filing deadline nears for Cape Girardeau (11/11/07)
The last day for Cape Girar-deau City Council candidates to file is Nov. 20. City council hopefuls must be registered voters and older than 21. They must have been residents of the city for at least two years and residents since July 25 of the wards they want to represent to be eligible for the upcoming election...
Sahara Aldridge was more than a story (11/11/07)
As young, aspiring reporters, we're told over and over: Don't get too close to the people you're reporting on. It's a basic principle, meant to keep us objective, or as much as is humanly possible. With the Aldridge family -- Shannon, Amy and Sahara -- that wasn't possible. Any human being with a heart and soul would have to feel for this family, to integrate them into one's own world. I couldn't keep up my shield of impenetrable separation...
Five may run for county commission (11/11/07)
The list of people seeking the open seat on the Cape Girardeau County Commission is growing. Incumbent Larry Bock, a Republican who represents Jackson and most of the county's rural precincts, said in October that he will not seek another four-year term in the post he has held since 1992. ...
Two to compete for Cape city council seat (11/11/07)
Steven Peel is tossing his name into Cape Girardeau's upcoming city council election. Peel, a Ward 5 resident, will run against candidate Mark Lanzotti. Peel said he has no particular beef with Lanzotti. "I just don't think anybody should run unopposed," Peel said. "I think people should have a choice."...
Re-enactors at Fort D bring Civil War history to life (11/11/07)
Visitors at Fort D's Living History event Saturday stepped back in time to gather for recreation, meet old friends, spend time with family and get points for history class. Most picked up some information just by touring the site, listening to the presentation prior to artillery firing and reading the display signs...
'Her life counted' (11/11/07)
Those who knew and loved Sahara Aldridge said their last goodbyes Saturday. But they also pledged never to forget the Cape Girardeau 13-year-old who inspired people at home and overseas, and to use her life as an inspiration for their own. Sahara's parents Shannon and Amy Aldridge and their many friends both mourned their daughter's passing and celebrated the good that she inspired with a service Saturday at Lynwood Baptist Church...
The call of duty: Local veterans talk about what it really means to serve (11/11/07)
Elman Gibbs doesn't know what happened in Morley, Mo., between 1943 and 1945. He was drafted into the Army in 1942 and spent that time in North Africa and France as a surgery technician holding limbs while an orthopedic surgeon worked on wounded soldiers...
Crews to work on area roads (11/11/07)
Work on the East Deerwood Drive Bridge over Hubble Creek project starts with a formal groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Friday. The ceremony, to which the public is invited, will be at the intersection of Deerwood Drive and North High Street (U.S. 61 North)...
The call of duty: Local veterans talk about what it really means to serve (11/11/07)
Elman Gibbs doesn't know what happened in Morley, Mo., between 1943 and 1945. He was drafted into the Army in 1942 and spent that time in North Africa and France as a surgery technician holding limbs while an orthopedic surgeon worked on wounded soldiers...
Two men face rape, murder charges in Missouri girl's death (11/11/07)
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- A 9-year-old girl's stepfather and another man were charged Saturday with her murder and rape, a day after the body of Rowan Ford was found in a southwest Missouri cave following a weeklong search. Barry County prosecutors charged stepfather David Spears, 24, and his friend, Chris Collings, 32, with one count each of first-degree murder, forcible rape and statutory rape...
Buzzville resident has an eye for finding American Indian artifacts (11/11/07)
BUZZVILLE, Ill. -- At first glance, the reddish object along the Illinois River shoreline appeared to be nothing more than a rock. Not to Carol Waymire. Twenty years of wandering fields and riverbanks have honed her senses and focused her eyes to details many of us miss completely...
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago elects moderate as new bishop (11/11/07)
WHEELING, Ill. -- A moderate church leader, the Rev. Jeffrey Lee, was elected the 12th Bishop of Chicago at the diocese convention Saturday, defeating seven other candidates, including an openly lesbian priest. If the Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, had won, she would have become the second bishop living with a same-sex partner in the Episcopal Church...
Firearms portion of Missouri deer hunting season begins (11/11/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- As the firearms portion of the state's deer hunting season opened this weekend, a state biologist says most of the state's herd looks healthy, despite disease and a scarcity of a favorite food source. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease might have thinned the herd in some southern parts of the state. The disease, which is carried by the biting midge fly, dehydrates the infested animal, killing it within 24 hours...
America's tallest man is 7-foot-8 sheriff's deputy in Virginia (11/11/07)
NORFOLK, Va. -- To all those people who blurt out "Wow, you're tall!" as they stare up at George Bell: He knows. And now, the world will know, too. The lanky, 50-year-old Norfolk sheriff's deputy is being recognized Thursday by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Man in the United States...
FAA: Flight caps at O'Hare may not be lifted instantly next year (11/11/07)
CHICAGO -- The Federal Aviation Administration said a cap on flights into O'Hare International Airport won't necessarily be lifted instantly next year when a new runway is scheduled to open. The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that if caps aren't lifted it may hamper the city's ability to pay for its planned $15 billion airport expansion...
War wounds have lifelong effects on marriages, families (11/11/07)
STOCKTON, Calif. -- The telegram that arrived Nov. 15, 1969, was not pessimistic:~ The survival of wounded troops creates financial and emotional burdens for their families. "Private First Class Johnny O Brooks was slightly wounded in action." It gave 20-year-old Flora Brooks, recently married, no hint of how much her life was about to change...
Soda company offers flavors of ham, Christmas tree, latkes for the holidays (11/11/07)
SEATTLE -- Coming soon next to the Coke and Pepsi in a store near you: ham-and latke-flavored soda to make your holiday feast complete. It even will be kosher, the company making it says -- including the ham. Jones Soda Co., the Seattle-based purveyor of offbeat fizzy water, is selling holiday-themed limited-edition packs of flavored sodas...
O.J. Simpson evidence hearing continued until Tuesday (11/11/07)
LAS VEGAS -- A man recruited to assist O.J. Simpson in seizing sports memorabilia from a hotel room testified at Simpson's preliminary hearing that he was pushed aside as others rushed in, followed by the former football great. Charles Cashmore testified Friday, the second day of Simpson's hearing on armed robbery and kidnapping charges. The hearing, originally scheduled to end Friday, was continued until Tuesday...
Evangelical leaders hope threat of 'radical Islam' will awaken a weary voting bloc (11/11/07)
Following last month's Values Voter Summit in Washington, conservative Christian power-broker Gary Bauer sent an e-mail to supporters. He ticked off the issues dear to activists in attendance. Opposition to "abortion-on-demand" and preservation of traditional marriage led the way...
Crew rescued from Navy chopper in Calif. (11/11/07)
SAN DIEGO -- A military helicopter crashed off the coast of Southern California late Friday, and all seven crew members were rescued, Navy officials said. The Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopter crashed about 100 miles from San Diego around 9 p.m., Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Liz Meydenbauer said. The crew was rescued soon after...
25 years later, offerings still pile up at Vietnam Memorial wall (11/11/07)
WASHINGTON -- They are lined up like footnotes to the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial's polished black granite, leaning against its base, some a collective tribute to the fallen, others bearing a message for just one of the dead. An American Legion uniform cap from Kansas, a police patch from a town in Georgia, a note to "GRAMDADAD" that appears to have been written by the unpracticed hand of a young child. ...
What makes a hero: Loyalty and bravery (11/11/07)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body. Heroes all. But what personal qualities made them heroic?...
Jeep revamps 2008 Liberty while cutting price (11/11/07)
Jeep officials have performed a feat of alchemy -- they've reduced the starting retail price of their revamped-for-2008 Liberty sport utility vehicle by nearly $1,300, even as they improved the Liberty's suspension, stance, styling, seats and features...
Spain's king tells Chavez to 'shut up' during Latin American summit in Chile (11/11/07)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The king of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" Saturday during a heated exchange at a summit of leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Chavez, who called President Bush the "devil" on the floor of the United Nations last year, triggered the exchange by repeatedly referring to former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar as a "fascist."...
U.N. report: Agree on global ban or expect first human clone soon (11/11/07)
LONDON -- The international community faces a stark choice: outlaw human cloning or prepare for the creation of cloned humans, U.N. researchers said Saturday. Previous attempts to reach a binding worldwide treaty foundered over divisions on whether to outlaw all cloning or permit cloning of cells for research...
Pakistan: Emergency rule will end in 1 month; Bhutto out after house arrest (11/11/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan eased its crackdown on opponents Saturday, releasing opposition leader Benazir Bhutto from house arrest and saying it will lift a state of emergency within a month. But the government blocked a meeting between the deposed Supreme Court justice and Bhutto, who pledged to lead a 185-mile protest march...
Guantanamo builds tent city for war-crime tribunals amid uncertain future (11/11/07)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A network of canvas tents on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea has been custom designed for the U.S. military's war-crime tribunals -- with the flexibility to pick up and move if Guantanamo closes. Nearly 100 tents and a windowless courthouse made of corrugated metal will form the $12 million Expeditionary Legal Complex, scheduled to open in the spring to hold trials for dozens of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base in southeast Cuba...
6 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan (11/11/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Militants ambushed and killed six U.S. troops walking in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan -- the most lethal attack in a year that has been the deadliest for the U.S. military here since the 2001 invasion. The number of U.S. ...
Redhawks breeze past Tulsa (11/11/07)
With about 7 minutes remaining in Saturday night's season opener for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team, Missy Whitney turned to an official as she was inbounding the ball and asked, "Can I run?" "No," he replied. The rest of the night, Whitney did pretty much whatever she wanted...
Southeast volleyball Redhawks finishin tie for OVC title (11/11/07)
The good news for the Southeast Missouri State women's volleyball team on Saturday evening was a share of the Ohio Valley Conference championship. The bad news was the No. 3 seed for the OVC tournament, which will be played Thursday through Saturday in Jacksonville, Ala...
Former St. Vincent star burns Southeast with TD return (11/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Waylon Richardet has not yet played nearly as much in college as he did in high school, when he helped lead St. Vincent to a state title. But Richardet has been a solid contributor during his rookie campaign with the Missouri State football team...
No offense, but defense comes first (11/11/07)
Notre Dame's Mark Himmelberg scored the game-winning goal for the Bulldogs late in the second half of last year's Class 2 state championship game. This year he helped the Bulldogs capture their second straight title in a new role as a sweeper. Himmelberg was called upon to move from forward to defense in mid-October because of an ACL injury to defender Chris McMillan...
Notre Dame repeats as Class 2 champions (11/11/07)
State champions -- again. Notre Dame midfielder Ryan Willen debated over whether to return to the Bulldogs after winning a Class 2 title with the team last fall. He was considering focusing primarily on his basketball career. But Willen did return with the idea in mind of winning another state championship...
Central's Gramling earn all-state honor with seventh-place finish (11/11/07)
Sam Gramling became the first Central swimmer in eight years to earn all-state honors as he placed seventh overall in the 500-yard freestyle at the finals of the Missouri Swimming Championships on Saturday in St. Peters, Mo. Gramling covered the distance in 4 minutes, 51.36 seconds...
Redhawks' skid stretches outside OVC (11/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State's long losing streak had featured nothing but Ohio Valley Conference opponents inflicting the damage. Saturday afternoon, a Gateway Conference member piled on. Playing their final nonleague game of the season, the Redhawks were hammered 55-17 at Missouri State...
Overpowering opener (11/11/07)
CINCINNATI -- Going on the road and facing a team that many consider to be one of the top 30 in the country is enough of a challenge. But when you're outscored by 19 points before the first TV timeouts in both halves, that all but nullifies the chances of pulling off an upset...
Family pride (11/11/07)
Drive around Jackson and you'll see small red, white and blue banners displayed on cars, in the windows of houses and even in front of a few businesses. Most have one blue star in the center of the white box. Some have two and one has three. The Blue Star Service Banner became the unofficial symbol of a child in the military during World War I. The federal government regulated the guidelines for when, and by whom, the banners should be displayed in the late 1960s...
Alaska's elephant has new home (11/11/07)
SAN ANDREAS, Calif. -- You can see a lot of wildlife in Alaska -- bears, whales, eagles, and more -- but you won't find any elephants there. The state's only elephant, Maggie, who spent nearly her whole life at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, has been moved to a new home in California, a sanctuary in San Andreas run by the Performing Animal Welfare Society. She has 30 acres there to share with nine other elephants...
Spiritual vacations include pope's Poland, Christian England (11/11/07)
LITTLETON, Colo. -- The tour operator Globus says bookings for its trips themed on religion and spirituality have increased 74 percent this year over last. The company started a division for religious or faith-based travel in 2004, and is offering a variety of trips next year, including a seven-day "Legacy of Pope John Paul II" trip in Poland, from $1,249; a 10-day trip to Jordan and Egypt exploring the roots of the Bible, from $1,649; and a nine-day trip themed on "Christian England & the World of C.S. ...
Staying home alone has perks, precautions (11/11/07)
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 different perspectives....
Pulitzer Prize winner Norman Mailer dead of acute renal failure at age 84 (11/11/07)
NEW YORK -- Norman Mailer, the pugnacious prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead" and "The Executioner's Song," has died at age 84. Mailer died Saturday of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital, J. Michael Lennon, the author's literary executor and biographer, said...
Janet Lowes (11/11/07)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Janet Winchester Lowes, 59, of McClure died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel.
Phyllis Thompson (11/11/07)
Phyllis A. Thompson, 72, of Jackson died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Shoulders-Shuffler (11/11/07)
First Christian Church was the setting Aug. 11, 2007, for the wedding of Renee Shoulders and Joe Shuffler. The Rev. Jonathan Bruns performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Roger Shoulders and Annette Shoulders of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Gene and April Shuffler of Washington, Mo...
Pingel-Bandermann (11/11/07)
Whitney Blair Pingel and Ryan Jacob Bandermann were married June 23, 2007, at Lynwood Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Belcher performed the ceremony. Philip Davidson, the couple's former youth pastor, shared words via internet from Belarus, Russia. Pianist was Shane Steck of Jefferson City, Mo. Soloists were Jordan Carver and Josh Reimann of Cape Girardeau...
Ryan-Middleton (11/11/07)
Amber Renee Ryan and Gary Paul Middleton II were married July 20, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Millersville. The Rev. Wayne Stiles, grandfather of the groom, performed the candlelight ceremony. Parents of the couple are John and Sarah Ryan of Jackson, and Gary and Teresa Middleton of Jeffersonville, Ind...
DeBolt-Zinner (11/11/07)
Kristin DeBolt and Josh Zinner were united in marriage Aug. 11, 2007, at Loose Mansion in Kansas City, Mo. Tim Juhnke performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Summit String Quartet. Parents of the couple are Rick and Terri DeBolt of Shawnee, Kan., and Chuck and Julie Zinner of Jackson...
Kajszo-Savat (11/11/07)
Dennis and Yvonne Kajszo of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer C. Kajszo, to Dereck C. Savat. He is the son of Jeanne Hoffman of Cape Girardeau and Dennis Savat of McClure, Ill. Kajszo is a 2001 graduate of Parkway West High School in Chesterfield, Mo. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is a sixth grade teacher at Scott County Central...
Eades-Turner (11/11/07)
Terry and Valerie Eades of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Rachelle Eades, to Kyle Anthony Turner, son of Doug and Teresa Turner of Harviell, Mo. Eades is a graduate of Scott City High School. She expects to receive bachelor degrees in music education and vocal performance from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a voice teacher with Music Academy...
Bick - 60 years (11/11/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bick of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner Oct. 18, 2007, at the home of Barry and Peggi Zerbe of Cape Girardeau. Bick and Pauline Dryden were married Oct. 18, 1947, at the Congregational Church in Brentwood, Mo. Their attendants were Sigel and Norma Wynn...
McElmurry - 50 years (11/11/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McElmurry of Scott City recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas and San Francisco. McElmurry and Carole A. Wadlington were married Nov. 3, 1957, at First Baptist Church in Scott City, by the Rev. Lester Bain...
Honor rolls (11/11/07)
Trinity Lutheran School The 5th grade honor roll that was previously published was incorrect. Here is the correct 5th grade honor roll. A Honor Roll 5th grade -- Curtis Boren, Abby Breite, Lauren Buerck, Daniel Drury, Grace Hanebrink, Mia Kinder, Luke LeGrand, Caleb Likens, Cody Likens, Alex Melton, Reed Thomas, Clara Vivrett, Joshua Vogel, Elwood Voss...
Police report 11/11/07 (11/11/07)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Andre Rogers Jr., 26, of Anna, Ill., was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated and prohibited acts. n Chester Bowlin, 32, of Kokomo, Ind., was arrested on a Howard County, Ind., warrant...
Fire report 11/11/07 (11/11/07)
n At 3:54 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Themis Street and North Kingshighway. n At 10:42 a.m., an alarm sounding at 3317 Kage Road. n At 12:11 p.m., emergency medical service at Arena Park. n At 12:15 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Broadway and Kingsway Drive...
Out of the past 11/11/07 (11/11/07)
A large American flag, which can be seen from a long distance, is raised over Cape County Park, as use of the new war memorial is inaugurated; the memorial, funded by seven local organizations, will be dedicated on Memorial Day. Veterans Day in Cape Girardeau is marked by its annual parade along Broadway; speaking at the ceremony which follows is Associate Circuit Judge A.J. Seier...
Democrats and waterboarding (11/11/07)
By Alan Dershowitz I recently had occasion to discuss the Bush administration's war on terrorism with one of the highest ranking former officials responsible for planning that war. He asked me what I thought the administration's biggest mistake was...
Veterans need the best care possible, and shoddy treatment by the Pentagon is inexcusable (11/11/07)
By Kit Bond Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to remember that we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today were it not for the willingness of our troops and our veterans in every generation to fight on our behalf against America's enemies. We must also remember our obligations to them while they are deployed and when they return home...
Honoring veterans (11/11/07)
Today is the official date of Veterans Day, which will be observed Monday as a federal and state holiday. The date -- Nov. 11 -- is important to many of us, because what originally was the date to celebrate the armistice that ended World War I was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Many a schoolchild learned to remember this special date with that memory device...
Everything about it was great (11/11/07)
To the editor:I had the pleasure of seeing "Big River" twice. What fun. It was a really good show. All the elements that make a good musical production were there and done well. It was a perfect choice for the premiere show. The singing was great. ...
Presidents rely on key advisers (11/11/07)
To the editor:Much is being said about the desirability of electing to the presidency someone who has had experience in managing a business or governmental agency as opposed to someone who had experience in the legislative process. The factions that oppose the election of Hillary Clinton are suggesting that she, being of the latter category, is not an appropriate choice...
Speak Out 11/11/07 (11/11/07)
County salaries; Performing treat; Get no respect; Courthouse cost; Autism reading; Government at work; Economy is OK; Political expediency
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