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Stories from Monday, January 28, 2008

158th District candidates file fundraising reports (01/28/08)
Democrat Mike Keefe raised more than Republican Mary Kasten in their contest for the 158th District Missouri House campaign in the first three weeks of January, according to reports filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Keefe raised $6,440 during the period, compared to $2,460 for Kasten. The difference wasn't enough to close Kasten's lead in overall fundraising...
Main Street Bar shut down for violations (01/28/08)
The Main Street Bar will be shut down for a total of 20 days over the next four months for liquor license violations that include failing to control a September brawl that sent three people to the hospital for treatment. The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control cited the bar for violations on two separate occasions, imposing a five-day suspension in one instance and a 15-day suspension for the other, said Peter Lobdell, division supervisor...
Kinder outlines campaign plans (01/28/08)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder released a video message Monday morning as he begins to make his case to Missourians in the campaign to succeed Gov. Matt Blunt. Kinder, a Cape Girardeau Republican, was the first top GOP leader to announce his plans to seek the party's nomination for governor following Blunt's surprise decision last week to not seek re-election. Kinder, who served three terms as state Senator from Cape Girardeau, won election as lieutenant governor in 2004...
Emerson will not run for governor (01/28/08)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will not run for governor, she said in a conference call with reporters this morning. Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, said unfinished priorities in Congress were pulling her to stay in her current position, which she has held since 1996. Emerson said she will file for re-election...
Scott County stretch of I-55 reduced to one lane (01/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Northbound Interstate 55, between the Route U and Route C overpasses in Scott County will be reduced to one l16-foot-wide lane starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. MoDOT crews will be performing routine maintenance on the crossovers. Weather permitting the work will be done by 4 p.m. Tuesday...
Chelsea Clinton stumps for mom (01/28/08)
Chelsea Clinton used a mix of humor and serious political talk delivered in a conversational style to woo supporters for the Democratic presidential campaign of her mother, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, during a Cape Girardeau campaign stop. Clinton drew an overflow audience of more than 130 to Grace Cafe in Cape Girardeau. ...
Lipke to serve as co-chair of Huckabee's Missouri campaign (01/28/08)
State Rep. Scott Lipke will take on a larger role with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign during the final sprint to the Feb. 5 Missouri primary. Lipke was named co-chairman of Huckabee's state campaign Monday. Lipke has worked since June 2007 to line up support for Huckabee, who has the endorsement of 31 Republican state lawmakers...
Lawyer 'convinced' wrong man convicted in assault case (01/28/08)
When convicted killer Timothy W. Krajcir added to his string of confessions the stabbing of an older woman in Mount Vernon, Ill., and the details matched up with a 1981 case for which a Mississippi man was already found guilty, Mount Vernon police chief Chris Mendenall told news media Krajcir was admitting to something he had not done...
Not all farmers eligible for relief program (01/28/08)
Farmers who didn't have crop insurance going into the 2007 growing season are now out of luck when it comes to getting relief for crop losses due to the year's bad weather. Recent legislation authorized a crop disaster payment program for losses suffered during the 2007 growing season -- one that saw a deep April freeze destroy much of the area's wheat crop and a summer drought that devastated nonirrigated soybeans...
Room to work: Scott City's city hall staff has moved into new office (01/28/08)
Scott City's municipal government has a new home, one that city administrator Ron Eskew said presents a better aesthetic to the public and businesses considering a move to Scott City and maximizes the efficiency of work space. Scott City's new city hall opened for business Tuesday, though some of the finishing touches are still being added. The building, 215 Chester St., was formerly owned by a local Jehovah's Witnesses group before it decided to build a new Kingdom Hall in Cape Girardeau...
Young talent on display (01/28/08)
It may have been the 30th annual High School Art Exhibition, but it was the first show for many of the artists, all of them juniors and seniors from area high schools. Each art teacher at schools in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois was able to submit 15 pieces of art from their school. ...
Woman's experience shows danger of stalking (01/28/08)
Editor's note: Some names have been changed to protect the victim's identity. By Chris Pagano Southeast Missourian She still sees her alleged stalker around town occasionally. And it makes her jittery. He goes out of his way to wave as if it was inspired by friendliness -- but Danielle thinks otherwise. A victim of stalking that took place three years ago, Danielle believes his wave serves as a reminder that the whole incident might start again...
Riders transport wreaths (01/28/08)
Wreaths transported to cemetery The Warchild Patriot Guard Riders transported wreaths from VFW Post 3838 to the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery. Pictured from left were Verlon Parker, Les Hampton, Pat Frailey, Larry Glueck and Randy Dunn; back, Ed Hargrove, Wenthol Frailey and Larry Phillips...
Our generous community (01/28/08)
A Jackson Modern Woodmen fundraiser benefitted the Safe House for Women's children's program by providing money for school supplies and clothing. A Christmas raffle raised $1,932, and the Modern Woodmen's home office matched the amount through its Matching Fund program, bringing the total to $3,864 in funds for the children's program. Pictured from left were Lisa Quick, Safe House for Women development director, and Ron Ledbetter, Modern Woodmen district representative...
Handing over hair (01/28/08)
Sky Schweain, 4, of Cape Girardeau donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love recently. She was pictured with Wal-Mart stylist Rachel Kilgore, holding the donated ponytail. Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss...
Community briefs 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
Seminar to be held at Delmonico's today There will be an open seminar featuring Dr. Hellen Greenblatt, chief scientist of the hyperimmune egg development project, at 6:30 p.m. today at Delmonico's restaurant in Jackson. She will discuss how the results of the project may support immune, joint, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health. For more information, call 270-224-2542...
Chili supper offers a chance to win tickets to "Dancing with the Stars" (01/28/08)
Cape Christian School will auction two tickets to the popular ABC-TV show "Dancing with the Stars" at a fundraiser Feb. 8. The tickets were secured by a woman with children at the school and a family member who works on the show, who didn't want to use her name to protect her privacy...
Blunt, Nixon want to exempt federal rebates from state taxes (01/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon agree on the need to exempt federal tax rebates from being taxed by the state. A proposal pending in Congress could provide tax rebates of up to $600 for each income earner as a way to help stimulate the economy...
Former Jackson Co. employee pleads guilty to computer theft (01/28/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fired purchasing clerk pleads guilty to charges she stole nearly $250,000 worth of computers and electronics gear from Jackson County. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Laura Soemer's (SOH'-mehrz) guilty plea Monday to two felony counts of theft could result in up to 15 years in prison. Sentencing is slated for May 1...
Clinton says she has deep support in Missouri (01/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she has a breadth and depth of support that can help her win in Missouri. Clinton says she is familiar with Missouri from her living in Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor there. She also says she has the ability to win votes in rural and Republican areas...
Two years later, Risco woman still missing (01/28/08)
RISCO, Mo. (AP) -- Two years after Teresa Butler disappeared, friends and family are still seeking closure. Butler was 35 when she disappeared Jan. 25, 2006, from her home in Risco in the Missouri Bootheel. Her husband, Gary Dale Butler, told authorities he returned home from work to find his two young sons left alone...
St. Louis Co. shooting victim was daughter of Ill. mayor (01/28/08)
RIVERVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- A 43-year-old woman who was shot to death in north St. Louis County has been identified as the daughter of a longtime Metro East mayor. Jody Becker was fatally shot early Saturday in Riverview. She was found dead on the street...
Obama to visit St. Louis on Saturday (01/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is scheduled to make a campaign stop in St. Louis on Saturday. Specific details have not been released. Sen. Claire McCaskill, an Obama supporter, announced the visit Sunday. She said it will be free and open to the public...
Hearing delayed on abuse charges against SW Missouri pastor (01/28/08)
PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Prosecutors want another month before presenting their case in court against the leader of a southwest Missouri church charged with abusing two girls. Court records show that a McDonald County judge granted the request to delay a preliminary hearing on charges against the Rev. Raymond Lambert...
Huckabee to campaign in Missouri on Tuesday (01/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be campaigning in Missouri. Huckabee is to hold a news conference at noon Tuesday in Jefferson City at the headquarters of the Associated Industries of Missouri. Then he's scheduled to tour Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories at 1:30 p.m. in Columbia...
Holden: Blunt 'misinterpreted' comments in speech (01/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For four years, Matt Blunt has used his gubernatorial predecessor, Bob Holden, as a foil -- a human contrast to his own policies and philosophies. So it's no surprise that Blunt would continue to do so, even as he announced his exit from the 2008 governor's race...
Paducah police say confession of suspected killer legitimate (01/28/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Paducah police say a suspected serial killer's confession to a 1979 kidnapping and murder of a Paducah woman is valid. Paducah assistant police chief Danny Carroll said Timothy Krajcir's statement about the 1979 strangulation death of Joyce Tharp is legitimate because Krajcir gave specifics about the killing...
McCain, Clinton top Missouri choices in latest poll (01/28/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Sens. John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the leading choices for Missourians who plan to vote in the Feb. 5 primary, according to new polls conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV. The latest poll figures show Sen. Barack Obama lagging 13 points behind Clinton in Missouri. Research 2000 conducted two polls last week for the newspaper and television station...
Lawmakers considering tougher punishment for abusive teachers (01/28/08)
Heeding a steady drumbeat of sexual misconduct cases involving teachers, at least 15 states are now considering stronger oversight and tougher punishment for educators who take advantage of their students. Lawmakers say they are concerned about an increasingly well-documented phenomenon: While the vast majority of America's teachers are committed professionals, there also is a persistent problem with sexual misconduct in U.S. ...
Judge to rule on returning cars, guns to Drew Peterson (01/28/08)
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. -- A judge will review evidence in the case of a missing suburban Chicago woman before deciding whether to return cars, guns and other items seized by investigators from her husband, former police officer Drew Peterson. Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt said at a Friday hearing that he expected to make a decision on the matter Feb. 1...
Mo. legislator wants judge to be impeached over custody ruling (01/28/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A state House member wants a judge in Laclede County impeached over a custody ruling in the divorce of a former state senator's daughter. At issue was Laclede County Associate Circuit Judge Christine Hutson's decision to give custody of three of Claire Noland's six children to their father...
Market braces for volatility ahead of rate decision (01/28/08)
NEW YORK -- Investors are exhausted after their whipsaw week, but they're not ruling out another one. All the assumptions Wall Street made when it recovered from steep losses last week -- that the Federal Reserve will cut rates again, that President Bush's stimulus plan will proceed, and that any recession that occurs might actually be shallow and quick -- are going to be tested...
Independents to play role on Super Tuesday (01/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- More than half the states holding presidential contests next month on Super Tuesday allow unaffiliated voters to participate, giving millions of independents a chance to shape what is usually an insider affair among Democratic and Republican loyalists...
Pakistan, Afghanistan emerging as larger part of terrorism fight (01/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- In a shift with profound implications, the Bush administration is attempting to re-energize its terrorism-fighting war efforts in Afghanistan, the original target of a post-Sept. 11 offensive. The U.S. also is refocusing on Pakistan, where a regenerating al-Qaida is posing fresh threats...
Michael Vick's pit bulls find foster homes across nation (01/28/08)
His back resting comfortably against her chest, Hector nestles his massive canine head into Leslie Nuccio's shoulder, high-fiving pit bull paws against human hands. The big dog -- 52 pounds -- is social, people-focused, happy now, it seems, wearing a rhinestone collar in his new home in sunny California...
Fed's interest rate cuts don't come without risks (01/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- Lowering interest rates -- the Federal Reserve's tool for bracing the wobbly economy -- is not without risk. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues are expected to cut rates by as much as one-half of a percentage point at their regularly scheduled meeting this week. ...
Experiment in algae-based biodiesel fuel flourishing (01/28/08)
NORFOLK, Va. -- The scientists from Old Dominion University stood on the roof of the local sewage plant and smiled. "Look at the color," said Margaret Mulholland, pointing to emerald-green slime growing in plastic tanks filled with treated sewage. "Just wait until this summer. It'll be a darker green, and in clumps."...
Microchips everywhere: Boon for retailers, bane for privacy advocates (01/28/08)
Here's a vision of the not-so-distant future:n Microchips with antennas will be embedded in virtually everything you buy, wear, drive and read, allowing retailers and law enforcement to track consumer items -- and, by extension, consumers -- wherever they go, from a distance...
Trader who bet $73.5 billion used multiple fraud techniques, bank says (01/28/08)
PARIS -- The French bank Societe Generale said Sunday that a trader who evaded all its controls to bet $73.5 billion -- more than the French bank's market worth -- on European markets hacked computers and "combined several fraudulent methods" to cover his tracks, causing billions in losses...
Southeast graduate hired as organist at Blues games (01/28/08)
Fans who attend St. Louis Blues games are now hearing the sounds of a Southeast Missouri State product. Jeremy Boyer, a 2004 Southeast graduate, was recently hired as the Blues' organist. Boyer has for the past several years played the organ during Southeast basketball games at the Show Me Center and during Southeast baseball games at Capaha Field...
Dedication rewarded (01/28/08)
Galen McSpadden will be inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame because of the success he's enjoyed at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan. But as far as McSpadden is concerned, his roots in Southeast Missouri had as much, if not more, to do with the honor he recently was selected to receive...
Fans rally around 18-0 Patriots (01/28/08)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Don't worry, Patriots fans. Tom Brady plans to play in the Super Bowl. New England's star quarterback walked up the three short steps to the podium with ease Sunday night, showing no signs of the right ankle injury that had become such a hot topic since he was spotted wearing a protective boot last Monday...
Kjokovic captures his first Grand Slam crown (01/28/08)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic withstood the expected barrage from upstart Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first set, then rallied to win the Australian Open for his first Grand Slam title. Djokovic fended off the Muhammad Ali lookalike 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the final on Sunday night, ending a sequence of 11 straight majors won by either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal since Marat Safin's victory in 2005...
East scores last-minute victory (01/28/08)
ATLANTA -- Marc Savard scored the winner, Rick Nash scored three goals, Eric Staal scored a brand new truck. There was plenty to see in this NHL All-Star game, even without Sid the Kid. Savard, known for more for his passing than shooting, found an open net with 20.9 seconds left to lift the Eastern Conference to an 8-7 win over the West on Sunday night...
Woods ties Palmer for fourth on PGA Tour's career wins list (01/28/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Tiger Woods joined the King, and left everyone else at the Buick Invitational feeling like paupers. In his most dominant start to a season, Woods built an 11-shot lead Sunday until his game and the fickle weather turned cold on the back nine. A birdie on the last hole gave him a 1-under 71 and an eight-shot victory, giving him 62 for his career to tie Arnold Palmer on the PGA Tour list...
Redhawks' latest loss was a step in right direction (01/28/08)
It didn't result in a win, but the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team put together an impressive performance during Saturday's 86-85 loss at Murray State. The Redhawks were mostly bad during the first five defeats of their current six-game slide -- save for a three-point setback at Austin Peay -- but I can't find much fault in the way they played Saturday before a national television audience on ESPN2...
Sprigg Street sinkholes take center stage at recent meeting (01/28/08)
The sinkholes along South Sprigg Street threaten one of Cape Girardeau's largest employers and could disrupt rail and natural gas service to the city, Mayor Jay Knudtson told U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson during a meeting of community and business leaders with the six-term congresswoman...
Director leaving Cape Boys & Girls Club (01/28/08)
NaTika Rowles, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, is moving to St. Louis. Rowles shared the news while we chatted amid the din of the River Corridor Task Force Family Fun Night on Friday. Hundreds of people attended...
Former CEO admits to stealing at least $130,000 from Chuck Norris' charity (01/28/08)
HOUSTON -- The former chief executive of Chuck Norris' martial arts program for inner-city children has pleaded guilty to stealing from the charity, the federal prosecutor's office said. James D. Brasher, 47, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of uttering a forged security, the office said in a statement...
Stallone says he used HGH to bulk up for new movie (01/28/08)
NEW YORK -- Sylvester Stallone said he used human growth hormone, or HGH, to get buff for his newly released "Rambo" movie, and defended its use in a recent interview. "HGH is nothing," the 61-year-old actor tells Time magazine in its upcoming Feb. 4 issue. "Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed."...
'No Country for Old Men' wins big categories at award show (01/28/08)
LOS ANGELES -- "No Country for Old Men" solidified its Academy Awards prospects Sunday by taking overall cast honors alongside Javier Bardem's supporting-actor prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which may stand as the highlight of Hollywood's film-honors season if the writers strike undermines the Oscars...
People on the move 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
Insurance agency adds new producer to staff; Company president to be honored at meeting
Going Green: Green's Garden brings organic options to Patton (01/28/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- When Lance and Sharla Green relocated their family to Patton, Mo., two years ago, they had a vision. "Our vision was to create a resource where people could find healthy alternatives to what is already out there on the market. We wanted to provide things like nontoxic repellant, medicinal pure essential oils and organic foods," Sharla said...
Calvin Nebel (01/28/08)
Calvin Paul Nebel, 83, entered his heavenly home on Jan. 26, 2008. He lived in Benton, Mo., for 50 years, then moved to Saxony Village and was a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born west of Cape Girardeau on Oct. 14, 1924, the son of the late Julius and Pauline (Friedrich) Nebel...
Ellen Kiefer (01/28/08)
Ellen M. Kiefer, 79, of Oran, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 5, 1928, the daughter of Z.C. and Myrtle Moore Cody in Casa, Ark. She was a retired house keeper and worked at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was a member of Assembly of God Church in Chaffee, Mo...
Henry Malone (01/28/08)
Henry Edward Malone, 83, of Dixon, Ill., formerly of Scott City, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Ruth Green (01/28/08)
Ruth A. Green, 56, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Kathryn Beavers Dover (01/28/08)
MOUND CITY, Ill. --Kathryn "Kitty" Beavers Dover, 74, of Mound City died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at her home. Dover was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of James W. and Clara Baugher Beavers. She was married to Mark Dover Jr. He died Dec. 3, 2000...
Hugo Boettcher (01/28/08)
Hugo S. G. Boettcher, 90, of Frohna, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Jerico Springs, Mo., son of Albert G. L. and Rosa Schultz Boettcher. He and Corine L. Palisch were married Sept. 15, 1946...
Births 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
Gaskins; Atwood; Jackson; Little
Cape police report 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following incidents. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous n A 13-year-old boy was reported missing. n A debit card was found in the 500 block of North Sprigg Street...
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 4:46 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Lear Drive. n At 7:26 p.m., still alarm on Johnson and North Main streets. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
Flooding caused about $580,000 damage to Cape Girardeau County roads and bridges last month, but the county won't be receiving a dime of federal disaster aid; Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have denied the request for disaster assistance money...
Alternative education (01/28/08)
Cape Girardeau's alternative education center has defied the stereotype. The alternative education center's mission is to educate those who don't fit into a traditional educational setting. The Cape Girardeau School District's center is one of the quietest you'll find. In some cases, the students have had behavioral problems in the past, yet the students who walk the halls at the center abide by strict rules that allow no foul language, bullying or inappropriate clothing...
Work out a deal on mortgages (01/28/08)
To the editor:Wake up, people. It would be better to stop foreclosures and leave families in their homes than to have houses sitting empty. Let the owners either pay the interest on the note or pay what they were paying. Common sense has gone out the window. Mortgage companies have gotten money nuts. There are so many positive ways to work with homeowners rather than put them out of their homes. Ask a builder how fast an empty house starts to go down when nobody lives in it...
Child support isn't being enforced (01/28/08)
To the editor:I have read many times in your paper news items where the attorney general says that if you're having trouble collecting child support from a deadbeat dad, give us his Social Security number and let we'll collect it for you. Evidently, that doesn't include deadbeat moms...
Speak Out 1/28/08 (01/28/08)
No more zoning; Marking the lanes; Broadway lights; Caring for students; Slower trucks?; Government power; Cell-phone rudeness; Explosive question; Bumpy highways; Thanks, school boards; Speaking Spanish; Looking for a governor
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