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Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tornado watch until 8 p.m. (11/21/07)
Southeast Missourian The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. today for Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne counties...
Body pulled from river identified as Cape man (11/21/07)
The body of a man found in the Mississippi River near Alton, Il., was positively identified Tuesday as Lance A. Daugherty, a Cape Girardeau man reported missing last May. A bargeworker discovered Daugherty in the river on May 23 and notified authorities, said Capt. Brad Wells, Chief of Detectives with the Madison County Sheriff's Office...
Board ends Scala's contract (11/21/07)
Cape Girardeau School District superintendent Dr. David Scala has been placed on administrative leave effective Tuesday and his contract will be terminated Dec. 19, the Board of Education voted unanimously in a late-night closed session Monday. Board president Dr. Steven Trautwein said he couldn't go into details about the board's reasoning, saying the decision was "to the advantage of the district and to Dr. Scala."...
A penny here ... (11/21/07)
One ballot, one "yes" vote and a one-cent sales tax could change a Cape Girardeau shopping center. The real question is how Town Plaza shoppers will feel about paying 1 percent more on purchases. The tax starts July 1. Greater Missouri Builders, owner of the Town Plaza, will cast the "yes" vote...
Emerson opposes wilderness area plan (11/21/07)
U.S. Reps. Jo Ann Emerson and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., have joined together in strong opposition to an environmental group's proposal to put 50,000 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest under wilderness protection. The two announced Tuesday that they would band together to fight any efforts to designate the acreage in seven different areas of the forest as wilderness areas -- a designation that can only be granted by an act of Congress...
Hit the road with care, caution this Thanksgiving weekend (11/21/07)
Due to the influx of travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday season, law enforcement agencies across the nation are on alert in an effort to prevent serious car crashes over the next four days. "This is the most heavily traveled holiday," said Missouri Highway State Patrol spokesman Dale Moreland...
Corrections 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
An item in the People on the Move section of Monday's Southeast Missourian should have listed the most recent employer of Craig Bohnsack as US Bank and the most recent employer of Cathi Schlosser as the Cape Girardeau NARS location. The name of Cape Electrical Supply president Allen Toole was misspelled in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Democrats target video game on Blunt e-mail deletions (11/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Democratic Party has made a game out of the controversy over e-mail deletions in Governor Matt Blunt's office. Democrats have launched an Internet video game dubbed "Matt Blunt: Document Destroyer." It's similar to the whack-the-mole game found at arcades. Images of the Republican governor pop up behind office cubicles. Players must shine a spotlight on him before he ducks down. If they miss, Blunt deletes an e-mail...
KC officers help stuck buck (11/21/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two Kansas City police officers have a photo to back up their story about how they dealt with a situation they'd never been trained to handle. Officers Aaron Bruton and Michael Derks came across two large deer with their antlers locked Sunday night along a road in south Kansas City. One of the deer was alive, but the other -- an 11-pointer -- was dead of a broken neck...
27 candidates file for Missouri presidential primaries (11/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Voters will have plenty of choices in Missouri's presidential primaries. Twenty-seven candidates have signed up for the Feb. 5 primaries. The deadline to do so was Tuesday evening. The list includes all the leading contenders from the Democratic and Republican parties -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee...
Mo. juvenile arrested in series of school bomb threats (11/21/07)
GOWER, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a student at one of three schools in a northwest Missouri school district targeted by bomb threats for a week. The juvenile was arrested at about 1 p.m. Tuesday at a home near East Buchanan High School in Gower, which was shut down with the district's elementary and middle schools for six days...
Mo. father charged in deaths of his children (11/21/07)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- More than three years after his children disappeared, Dan Porter was charged Tuesday with their slayings, telling reporters that he had confessed and was still haunted by their deaths. "I can't get them out of my mind," Porter, his voice breaking, said while sitting in a sheriff's van. His comments came minutes after his first court appearance on two counts of first-degree murder in the shootings of his son, Sam, 7, and daughter, Lindsey, 8...
Governor announces new chief of staff (11/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday replaced chief of staff Ed Martin after a rocky one-year stint during which Martin had increasingly become a focal point for criticism. Blunt announced during a hastily called news conference that Trish Vincent, director of the Revenue Department, has taken over as chief of staff, effectively immediately...
Blunt, candidate for MU post meet (11/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt met privately Tuesday with Gary Forsee, the former chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., about Forsee's potential selection as the next president of the University of Missouri. Blunt's meeting with Forsee came one day after a 19-member advisory committee met in a closed session in Kansas City to interview a candidate for the university presidency. ...
Juvenile court's strategies watched; could be put in place statewide (11/21/07)
ST. LOUIS -- New goals to expedite juvenile cases in the city's family court could be a model for the state, experts say. Before Judge Jimmie Edwards took over the St. Louis Family Court in January, the juvenile court did not have time goals. Now, he asks attorneys, administrators and clerks to bring felony cases to trial within five weeks, and misdemeanors within two...
Region briefs 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
Soccer player killed when goal collapses ST. LOUIS -- A teenage soccer player died when a portable metal soccer goal fell on him at a park in St. Louis, authorities said Tuesday. The accident happened Monday at Wilmore Park in the St. Louis Hills area of the city. ...
Defense secretary visits Mo. base, discusses Iran (11/21/07)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- A military attack against Iran remains an option should the Middle East nation continue to pursue its nuclear ambitions, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday. "This is not about changing the regime in Iran," Gates told a group of community leaders at a Whiteman Air Force Base lunch. "It's about getting the regime in Iran to change its behavior and its policies."...
Cheetah cub escapes briefly from St. Louis Zoo exhibit (11/21/07)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Zoo officials on Tuesday were trying to figure out how a year-old cheetah managed to get out of its exhibit a day earlier. The cheetah scaled a wall at least 10 feet tall Monday and got into a rocky area that separates animals from people at the River's Edge exhibit. The area was quickly evacuated. Twenty-seven minutes later, the cheetah was found, tranquilized and returned unharmed to its exhibit...
Scientists make skin cells mimic stem cells (11/21/07)
NEW YORK -- Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleonlike powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy. Laboratory teams on two continents report success in a pair of landmark papers released Tuesday. It's a neck-and-neck finish to a race that made headlines five months ago, when scientists announced that the feat had been accomplished in mice...
Delta pilots union critical of a hedge fund pushing merger with United (11/21/07)
ATLANTA -- The head of Delta's pilots union said in a letter to members Tuesday that the carrier shouldn't be forced into a deal with United by a "renegade" hedge fund he believes is only interested in short-term financial gain. The letter from Lee Moak, chairman of the union's executive committee, served as an effort to sharpen the union's position at a time when high fuel prices and some investors are putting pressure on airlines to consolidate to reduce costs...
Polygamist leader Jeffs gets two 5-to-life terms for his role in arranged marriage (11/21/07)
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- A judge sentenced a polygamous-sect leader Tuesday to two consecutive terms of five years to life in prison for his role in the arranged marriage of teenage cousins. Warren Jeffs, 51, was convicted of two counts of rape as an accomplice for his role in the marriage of a 14-year-old follower and her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. It will be up to the Utah parole board to decide how long he actually stays behind bars...
Screeners expect unusual items in luggage during holidays (11/21/07)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Security screeners at the Newark airport could almost open a department store with banned items:~ Many passengers forget about the rules in their effort to avoid checking baggage. nine bottles of wine, three sets of kitchen knives, a replica antique gun, pool cues, golf clubs and baseball bats...
Iraq's Shiite prime minister criticizes Sunni vice president (11/21/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's prime minister lashed out at the country's Sunni Arab vice president in an interview published Tuesday, drawing attention to a bitter rift between two key politicians from rival sects at a time the U.S. is pressing for Iraqi unity...
Sarkozy defiant as civil servants join rail workers in strikes in France (11/21/07)
PARIS -- President Nicolas Sarkozy stood firm against spreading strikes Tuesday, insisting he will not water down plans for a thorough overhaul of France, even as civil servants joined the walkouts and thousands of protesters took to the streets. Sarkozy was characteristically defiant as he broke what had been an unusual silence during a week of transit strikes that have disrupted travel across the nation. ...
Scientists find fossil of what once was the world's biggest bug (11/21/07)
LONDON -- This was a bug you couldn't swat and definitely couldn't step on. British scientists have stumbled across a fossilized claw, part of an ancient sea scorpion, that is of such large proportion it would make the entire creature the biggest bug ever...
Leopold debuts with 79-48 victory (11/21/07)
The Leopold boys basketball team opened its season Tuesday night with a 31-point road victory, defeating Meadow Heights 79-48. Leading 36-32 at halftime, Leopold broke the game open with a 19-0 scoring advantage in the third quarter. Darren VanGennip scored a game-high 26 points for the Wildcats, while Dustin Thiele had 15, Larry Nussbaum had 11 and Wade Wiseman had 10...
Tigers swarm Maryland (11/21/07)
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Leo Lyons had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Missouri swarmed Maryland into numerous mistakes for an 84-70 victory over the Terrapins on Tuesday night in the consolation game of the CBE Classic. Missouri (4-1) twice rallied from double-digit deficits Monday in the semifinals against No. ...
Southeast men defeat Evansville 87-77 (11/21/07)
After three somewhat uneven performances to start the season, the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team was looking to put everything together. The Redhawks did just that Tuesday night to come away with an impressive 87-77 home victory over Evansville of the high-profile Missouri Valley Conference...
Redhawks improve to 4-0 (11/21/07)
Southeast Missouri State junior Crysta Glenn says her teammates and coaches call her a "tweener," meaning that the way she plays is somewhat a cross between a guard and forward. "In between," Glenn said, laughing. "I'm comfortable in the post area."...
OVC honors Casper, Spada (11/21/07)
Three Southeast Missouri State football players received all-Ohio Valley Conference recognition Tuesday as the league announced its postseason awards. Voting was done by the OVC head coaches and sports information directors. Southeast senior linebacker Adam Casper and sophomore punter Doug Spada made the all-OVC first team, while freshman wide receiver Miles Edwards was named to the all-newcomer squad...
Giants quietly cruise in NFC (11/21/07)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are in a class by themselves in the NFC. They are not nearly as good as the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, both 9-1 and the only teams to beat them. They are, though, third best in a conference where only six of the 16 teams are playing above .500...
Phillies shortstop Rollins claims NL MVP in tight vote (11/21/07)
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling the Philadelphia Phillies to their first playoff berth in 14 years with his speed and steady all-around play. The Gold Glove shortstop received 16 of 32 first-place votes and finished with 353 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
Ex-Alabama star loses wife, four children in accident (11/21/07)
DOTHAN, Ala. -- A van driven by former University of Alabama football star Siran Stacy was struck by a pickup at an intersection and six people were killed, including Stacy's wife and four of his children, state troopers said Tuesday. The driver of the second vehicle also was killed, said Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for the state troopers...
Easy as pie: Making a pumpkin pie from scratch isn't that hard after all (11/21/07)
There's a reason you haven't been reading about my mishaps in the kitchen lately. No, I haven't been attending culinary school over in Europe. And I haven't been providing Tom Harte with recipes for a new cookbook. For the last six months I've been working for the American Red Cross trying to help keep the local hospitals stocked with blood products for patients. My new co-workers don't know about my cooking abilities, so I decided it was time to let them sample something from my kitchen...
Cowboy Church cookbook rounds up some great recipes (11/21/07)
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we have so much to be thankful for. Family, health, friends, employment -- the list could go on forever. In this season of thanks, take time to stop and think upon those things which we are given so freely. Many of you know I always love to get a new cookbook, and all of today's recipes are from the Cape County Cowboy Church cookbook...
One year after launch, Wii is still a must-have item for the holidays (11/21/07)
NEW YORK -- Each holiday season, a couple of hard-to-find toys send parents hunting from store to store. And, each season, they're soon forgotten: Has your Elmo gotten any tickles lately? But this year, it looks like the gift everybody is looking for is the same as last year: the Nintendo Wii...
Geneva Smith (11/21/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Geneva Nora Smith, 84, of Hillsboro, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at her home. She was born July 11, 1923, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Palmer and Mamie Revelle Limbaugh. She married Fred E. Smith, who preceded her in death...
Alice Grace (11/21/07)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Alice Grace, 84, of Miller City died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Cleveland, Okla., daughter of Carl and Rosa Birkner Pilkington. She married Eugene Grace April 3, 1945. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1997...
Paul Probst (11/21/07)
Paul T. Probst, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 24, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, son of Pearl and Alma Riley Probst. Probst was a member and deacon of Circle City Pentecostal Church. He worked 33 years at Packaging Corp. of America in St. Louis, retiring in 1996...
Bill Schubert (11/21/07)
Bill Schubert, 80, of Jackson died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Euline Tayon (11/21/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Euline Marie Tayon, 73, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Perry County, daughter of George E. and Marie E. Hoffman Boxdorfer. She and Arthur J. Tayon were married March 5, 1953...
Ricky Cotner Sr. (11/21/07)
Ricky Wayne Cotner Sr., 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 31, 1957, in Flint, Mich., son of Fred Thomas and Minnie Clementine Hedger Cotner. Cotner worked for the city of Cape Girardeau in the Waste Management Department several years...
Dorothy Deevers (11/21/07)
Dorothy Deevers, 83, of McKenzie, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. She was born May 15, 1924, in Rock Port, Mo., daughter of W.L. and Dora Napier Bess. She and Harold F. Deevers were married Sept. 29, 1946. He died July 5, 1994...
Lucille Thomas (11/21/07)
Lucille Evelyn Kistner Thomas, 91, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Cimarron Place Health and Rehab Center in Corpus Christi. She was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Herman R. and Ethel Clara Nichols Kistner. She and Fred Schuette were married Sept. 22, 1935, in Jackson. She later married James Thomas June 6, 1970, in Houston...
Births 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
Kolwyck; Allgood; LaBruyere; Canoy; Williams; McElmurry; Moore; Presley; Morningstar; Sterling; Gihring; Lee
Cape fire report 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
n At 4:34 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Haddock Street. n At 5:52 p.m., a controlled burn at 420 S. Ellis St. n At 12:56 a.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue. n At 1:20 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1600 block of Scott Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
Arrests; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
The Rev. Ray Rhyne of Cape Girardeau was recently honored for serving 50 years in the ministry, the celebration taking place at Red Star Baptist Church; after serving from 1932 to 1936 as Red Star's associate pastor, he traveled extensively for the ministry...
Prison sentencing (11/21/07)
Thanks to a prison-sentencing pilot program introduced in 2003, Missouri is reducing its prison population. In fact, Missouri leads the nation in the rate of decline in prison population. Incarceration of prisoners comes at great cost to Missouri taxpayers...
Speak Out 11/21/07 (11/21/07)
Change the leadership; A rocking evening; Cycling wisdom; Taxing the rich; Fix the stoplights; Homework is a burden; Ethanol problem
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