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Stories from Saturday, December 8, 2007

Orders of protection have limits, police say (12/08/07)
Katherine Moshiri was just one of 18 people seeking an order of protection this week in Cape Girardeau County. While the order can serve as a deterrent to possible attackers, it has its limits, law enforcement officials warned. "An ex parte is a piece of paper. It will not protect your life," said chief deputy Lt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Teens' 'funny, cheesy' film production to be screened today at Oran Library (12/08/07)
ORAN, Mo. --A movie involving Mountain Dew, aliens and penguins, written and acted by teens, will debut today at the Oran Library. "I really just like Mountain Dew pretty much. And the mascots of the library are penguins, so we said, 'Why not use them in the movie?' It's really funny, a little cheesy, but the storyline is laid out," said Christian Ramsey, 13, who came up with the concept behind "The Great Mountain Dew Heist of Oran."...
No one to be charged in SEMO fight (12/08/07)
Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle will not file charges in connection with a fight on the Southeast Missouri State University campus Monday morning that sent a student to the hospital. Swingle said in a news release issued Friday afternoon that, after reviewing the evidence provided him, there wasn't a clear enough picture of who started the fight to file any charges...
Moshiri releases letter (12/08/07)
Shooting victim Katherine Moshiri released a statement to the media through the Jackson Police Department late Friday. In the letter, Moshiri thanked courthouse staff for helping her obtain an order of protection and police who responded to Monday's shooting in Jackson. "I have no doubt they did everything in their power, and the outcome had nothing to do with any negligence on their part," she wrote. The full text will appear in a future edition of the Southeast Missourian...
Jackson aldermen approve MoDOT boost for downtown redevelopment (12/08/07)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen approved a plan on Monday to accept $241,681 from MoDOT. The money will refund a portion of the $309,847 slated to for the city's uptown Historic District renovation project. The state aid comes from the Transportation Enhancement Funds Program...
A few needed items would brighten lonely holidays (12/08/07)
The Christmas for the Elderly program is intended to help seniors who typically don't have a family, lack basic supplies and can't spend money to treat themselves to a Christmas. Donations can be dropped off at the Southeast Missourian office at 301 Broadway and should include the identifying letter of their recipient...
Senators, judge praise choice of Limbaugh for federal post (12/08/07)
Missouri Supreme Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of Cape Girardeau wouldn't say much about his nomination to the federal bench when reached Friday at his home. "Out of respect for the process, I can't comment," Limbaugh said. But that didn't stop others, including Missouri's two U.S. senators and his father, who is also a federal judge, from praising the choice...
Colleen's clear vision (12/08/07)
Two hours after her older brother Mark overdosed on heroin, Colleen Riordan was upstairs in their mother's house with the same drug. Her family found her 20 minutes later, already turning gray. Now, a year and a half after that overdose, Riordan can hardly sit still. ...
Briefly (12/08/07)
I-55 down to one lane between Cape, Scott City Interstate 55 from Route AB to Highway 74 will be reduced to one lane starting today as MoDOT crews work to replace a guardrail. The work will begin at 8 a.m. today and is expected to continue daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 14. The northbound section of I-55 will be reduced to one lane. For more information, call MoDOT at 1-888-275-6636...
Benefit still in works (12/08/07)
A benefit for Katherine Moshiri was prematurely announced in Friday's Southeast Missourian. The date and location have not been finalized. The Southeast Missourian will report the information as it becomes available.
Mo. college financial service owner charged with fraud (12/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The owner of a Kansas City-area college financial planning service has been charged with preparing falsified documents to help his clients obtain financial aid. Sixty-eight-year-old Ronald Shepard of Lee's Summit was indicted Thursday on 12 counts of Pell Grant fraud and five counts of tax preparer fraud...
Court supports church's stay on Mo. funeral picketing law (12/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal appeals court said Thursday that a Missouri state law limiting protests near funerals should have been put on hold while a judge determines whether it's constitutional. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis threw out a district court judge's decision denying the request for a temporary injunction of the law from a Kansas church that regularly protests at soldiers' funerals...
Cheney slams Congress on war funding (12/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Vice President Dick Cheney used a speech at a military museum on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack to criticize Congress for its "irresponsible" approach to war funding. "Some members of Congress, in an effort to undermine the mission in Iraq, have decided to stop supporting the soldiers themselves," Cheney told a gathering of military personnel at the National World War I Museum. ...
Police release surveillance images, suicide note of Omaha gunman (12/08/07)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Surveillance images released Friday show a shaggy-haired, bespectacled Robert Hawkins taking aim at holiday shoppers, and his hand-scrawled suicide note offers compassion for his friends and only contempt for his victims. "I know everyone will remember me as some sort of monster, but please understand that I just don't want to be a burden on the ones that I care for my entire life," he wrote. "I just want to take a few peices [sic] of [expletive] with me."...
Angry lawmakers seek investigation of CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes (12/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- Angry congressional Democrats demanded Friday that the Justice Department investigate why the CIA destroyed videotapes of the interrogation of two terrorism suspects. The Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, called on Attorney General Michael Mukasey to find out "whether CIA officials who destroyed these videotapes and withheld information about their existence from official proceedings violated the law."...
Some heart and cancer tests put off because of shortage of radioactive ingredient needed for scans (12/08/07)
NEW YORK -- Thousands of patients are facing delays in crucial medical tests because of a shortage of a radioactive substance used in those examinations -- all because of the shutdown of one nuclear reactor in Canada. The substance is used in at least 15 million medical scans a year in the United States, by one estimate. Those scans are used to diagnose and assess a wide variety of conditions including cancer, heart disease and bone or kidney illnesses...
Survivors, families remember Pearl Harbor attack (12/08/07)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- A few dozen graying Pearl Harbor survivors observed a moment of silence Friday in honor of their comrades who perished in the Japanese bombing of Oahu 66 years ago. Wearing aloha shirts and orchid flower leis, the veterans stood on a pier overlooking the sunken hull of the USS Arizona and saluted the flag as a sailor sang "The Star-Spangled Banner."...
China: West needs to take responsibility for curbing global warming (12/08/07)
BALI, Indonesia -- China insisted Friday the U.S. and other wealthy nations should bear the burden of curbing global warming, saying the problem was created by their lavish way of life. It rejected mandatory emission cuts for its own developing industries...
Jackson's boys bid for title falls short (12/08/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Because the Charleston boys basketball team struggled shooting from the outside during Friday night's SEMO Conference tournament championship game, the Bluejays went to Plan B -- the inside game. By the end of the night, the Bluejays had demonstrated their ability to hit from inside, outside and in transition during a 63-56 victory against Jackson...
Woodland boys slip past Chaffee (12/08/07)
Three Woodland players scored in double figures as the Cardinals held off Chaffee for a 55-52 road victory Friday night in boys basketball action. Adam Cureton and Jordan King each had 13 points for the Cardinals (3-2), while Kyle Reynolds added 11...
Shorthanded Bulldogs suffer loss in third-place contest (12/08/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Notre Dame boys basketball team, last year's Class 4 state runner-up, came home from the SEMO Conference tournament with its second consecutive lopsided loss. Not that it's an acceptable showing for the tournament's top seed, but it is understandable...
Southeast inducts 1985-86 national runner-up basketball team into HOF (12/08/07)
If there is one word to describe the 1985-86 Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team, it's togetherness. So said several members of the squad who were at the Show Me Center on Friday night for the university's Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony...
Rival coach: Southeast was lax (12/08/07)
While Southeast Missouri State president Dr. Kenneth Dobbins said he was surprised by the severity of the additional penalties the NCAA Committee on Infractions imposed on the university's women's basketball program, the coach of a rival program said the university should have policed the program better...
Redhawks look to end Tech's dominance at home tonight (12/08/07)
To say that Tennessee Tech has dominated the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team in recent years would not be doing the situation justice. The Eagles have owned the Redhawks, winning 10 straight games in the series. Southeast's last victory over Tech came during the 2002-03 season...
SEMO BASE - brief (12/08/07)
Southeast Missouri State pitcher Dustin Renfrow is one of three Ohio Valley Conference baseball players recently named to the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award watch list. Renfrow, a senior right-hander from West Plains, Mo., was 5-1 with a 2.46 ERA last season. His ERA ranked third in the OVC and 40th nationally...
Gohn, White, Foster, Kiehne enter Southeast Hall of Fame (12/08/07)
For Mike Gohn, being inducted into the Southeast Missouri State Athletic Hall of Fame would have been special under any circumstances. The fact it happened just down the road from where he grew up made Friday night's ceremony at the Show Me Center even sweeter...
Redhawks try to end five-game skid tonight vs. Tennessee Tech (12/08/07)
The teams picked to finish one-two in the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball race lost their league openers at home to the squads that tied for the cellar a year ago. Southeast Missouri State, the two-time defending OVC regular-season and tournament champion, hopes to restore some order today...
A little house in Altenburg (12/08/07)
ALTENBURG, Mo. An area rich in Lutheran Church history is becoming even richer with the completion of the Loeber Cabin Shelter and the Memorial Walkway. Across the street from the Lutheran Heritage Museum is the original log cabin that was the start of Lutheran higher education in America. ...
Nurturing our friendships (12/08/07)
How much time and effort do we exert in keeping our friendships? The Christmas season, for sure, causes one to think of friends. During all the holiday hoopla, relationships should enter the forefront of our minds. It is true holiday celebrations entail additional work and expense. ...
Briefly (12/08/07)
Brass quintet to play at Abbey Road church The Southeast Faculty Brass Quintet, a chamber ensemble made up of three faculty members, a student and a community member, will play at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Abbey Road Christian Church. The group performs for many service activities around Cape Girardeau and plays preconcert music for the Paducah Symphony...
Jesus through the eyes of Joseph (12/08/07)
Joseph -- the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus -- was a simple man. He was a carpenter by trade. His formal education matched that of his children -- none. He was also a new parent. Like any new parent, he probably held tremendous excitement and anxiety in his heart while waiting for the miraculous package tucked away in Mary's womb to arrive...
Michael Binns (12/08/07)
Michael Scott Binns, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
Bernadine Harris-Smith (12/08/07)
Bernadine "Bunny" Harris-Smith, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in Sarasota, with her sons by her side. Survivors include three sons, Jerome A. Bartinikas Jr., Thomas E. Bartinikas and Dale L. Harris; a grandson, Christopher Harris; a daughter-in-law, Cathleen Bartinikas; the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Dale E. Smith...
Ray McLane (12/08/07)
BANNING, Calif. -- Ray E. McLane, 84, of Banning, formerly of Illmo, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at his home in Banning. He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Illmo. McLane was an auto mechanic for 60 years and a member of American Legion Post No. 428 and Downey United Masonic Lodge No. 220 F&AM...
Buford Helderman (12/08/07)
Buford "Shorty" Helderman, 91, of Whitewater, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Billy Chapman (12/08/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Billy Chapman, 71, of Anna died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Anna, son of Lowell and Mamie Evans Chapman. He and Sharon Highland were married Dec. 25, 1955. Chapman was employed by city of Anna as sexton of the city cemetery for 30 years. He was a life member of Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455...
Births 12/8/07 (12/08/07)
Thomas; Loveless; Daugherty; Zoellner
Police report 12/8/07 (12/08/07)
Arrests
Cape fire report 12-08-2007 (12/08/07)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 3:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Pioneer Drive. n At 3:58 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Doctors Park and South Mount Auburn Road. n At 5:12 p.m., a fire alarm sounding in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Road...
Out of the past 12/8/07 (12/08/07)
While December floodwaters begin their muddy recession in some areas, Southeast Missouri residents brace for a Saturday crest of 44.5 feet at Cape Girardeau, a level just below the 1973 record crest of 45.6 feet; a total of 16 people sought refuge last night in the emergency shelter set up at city hall; an estimated 300 people have been forced from their homes by high water...
Letters guide (12/08/07)
Letters on topics of general public interest are welcomed. All letters must be signed. The name of the writer(s) will be published. All letters to be considered for publication must include the name of the town where the writer lives and a daytime telephone number where the writer may be reached during normal business hours...
A tragic story (12/08/07)
If ever there were a time when a person needed her community to stand behind her, this is it. We don't know much about Katherine Moshiri except the hell she has endured in the past week. We know she earned money by selling things on eBay. We know she was a protective mother who sought to shield her family. ...
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