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Stories from Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fallen tree limb responsible for Thursday evening power outage (09/06/08)
Tree limb blamed for power outage Thursday A fallen tree limb is responsible for a Thursday evening power outage in Cape Girardeau that affected about 1,100 AmerenUE customers. Around 8:30 p.m., a tree limb came in contact with a power line near 3210 Independence St., according to AmerenUE spokesman Michael Cleary. ...
Emerson wraps up farm tour with stop at First Friday Coffee (09/06/08)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson began the final day of her annual agricultural farm tour with an appearance at the First Friday Coffee inside Cape Girardeau's Show Me Center. "I have been inspired everywhere I've gone," Emerson said. "I've concentrated on visiting small, entrepreneurial operations that are the backbone of our economy. I've learned about the challenges producers are facing with finding niche products."...
Most local candidates file finance reports (09/06/08)
The final cash tally for Paul Koeper's victory in the District 1 race for Cape Girardeau County Commission is in. Koeper, a vice president of Penzel Construction, spent $23,551 to defeat nine opponents in the Republican primary, according to reports filed this week with County Clerk Kara Clark. As of Aug. 30, Koeper had $1,634 in the bank for the fall race against Democratic nominee Marvin McMillan, who spent $3,994 on his victory over two Democratic opponents in the Aug. 5 primary...
Two arrested after drug raid Friday in Stoddard County (09/06/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Two Stoddard County residents face drug-related charges following a midmorning raid inside Bloomfield's city limits Friday. The pair, 39-year-old Keith Leon Allen of Bernie, Mo., and Nicole Lovena Ferguson, 35, of Bloomfield, were arrested by Stoddard County sheriff's deputies at Ferguson's home on South Prairie Street after an extensive investigation into the suspected manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner...
83-year-old struck by car in parking lot (09/06/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An elderly Poplar Bluff man was struck by a car on the parking lot of Steak 'n' Shake at about 5:20 a.m. Thursday. Edward Charles Lynch, 83, of the 1300 block of Meadow Lane suffered what Poplar Bluff police patrolman Jim Gerber described as moderate to severe injuries...
Fair organizers line up new attractions for '08 (09/06/08)
In addition to old favorites like karaoke and a pageant, this year's SEMO District Fair will feature new events that require audience participation. Next Saturday, contestants will have five minutes to cram as many hot dogs down their throats as possible, with a $30 prize for the winner. Later in the day, participants will dress as celebrities and strut to music. Another new event is a mother/daughter, father/son look-alike contest...
'Killshot' slated for Nov. 7 theater release (09/06/08)
The wait for a chance to see Cape Girardeau in the movies could be over soon. The Weinstein Co. posted Nov. 7 as the premier date for "Killshot," the film adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, on its company website. The movie, starring Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke, has been delayed repeatedly since production crews spent a week filming in Cape Girardeau in January 2006...
VP candidate Biden to campaign in Missouri (09/06/08)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden will campaign in Missouri on Tuesday. The Delaware senator is slated to meet with voters to discuss the country's economic challenges. Campaign officials have not indicated which city Biden will visit. ...
Algae power: Project places real plants at power plants (09/06/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Now this could provide some truly green power. A pair of Missouri universities and electric companies announced plans Friday to use the carbon dioxide pollution from coal-fired power plants to grow green pond scum that could be turned into biofuel...
Trenton, N.J., police kick in door over cockatoo's cries (09/06/08)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Cries for help inside a Trenton, N.J., home turned out to be for the birds. Neighbors called police Wednesday morning after hearing a woman's persistent cry of "Help me! Help me!" coming from a house. Officers arrived and when no one answered the door, they kicked it in to make a rescue...
Oldest gorilla in captivity dies in Dallas at age 55 (09/06/08)
DALLAS -- The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo -- her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said Friday. Zoo officials decided to euthanize Jenny on Thursday night because of an inoperable tumor in her stomach. Jenny had stopped eating and drinking recently, and tests showed she was unlikely to recover, spokesman Sean Greene said...
Review panel criticizes Great Lakes health study (09/06/08)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Substandard science has hurt a federal agency's seven-year effort to document possible links between industrial pollution and health problems in the Great Lakes region, an independent review panel said Friday. The Institute of Medicine said drafts of a report still under development by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were deeply flawed. ...
Pennsylvania dentist charged with dumping waste on Jersey Shore (09/06/08)
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. -- A Pennsylvania dentist has been charged with dumping medical waste that sullied the New Jersey coast in a popular area and forced beach closures at the height of vacation season. Authorities said Friday that Thomas McFarland took his motorboat to Townsend Inlet near Avalon on Aug. ...
Hanna charges for Carolinas (09/06/08)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Tropical Storm Hanna cruised toward the Carolinas on Friday, forecast to hit land overnight and promising to deliver gusty winds and heavy rain during a dash up the Eastern Seaboard that could wash out the weekend for millions of people...
Rice meets Gadhafi on visit to Libya (09/06/08)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- The United States and Libya sealed a historic turnaround after decades of terrorist killings, American retaliation, suspicions and insults with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's peacemaking visit Friday with Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's mercurial strongman...
Staunch 'D' leads Rams to 2-0 start (09/06/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Scott City football team, like last year, is off to a 2-0 start with just one touchdown allowed. But Rams coach Ronnie Jones said his team will have to play better than it did Friday night to extend the streak and repeat 2007's 3-0 start...
Indians' victory is first for Hitt (09/06/08)
MANCHESTER, Mo. -- The Jackson football team provided three hours of comfort for its coach Friday night. The week had been a challenging one for first-year coach Van Hitt. He and his team suffered a heart-breaking one-point loss in the season opener last Friday. And he was involved in a motorcycle accident Tuesday morning, breaking his collarbone...
Chaffee drops 3 OT thriller at Fulton Co. (09/06/08)
It took three overtimes to settle it Friday night. The Chaffee football team, on the road at Fulton County in Kentucky, fell 34-28. The teams played to a 14-14 tie in regulation, and the Red Devils' luck finally ended in the third overtime period. The loss dropped Chaffee to 1-1...
Central falls to 0-2 with loss to NMCC (09/06/08)
Cantrell Andrews had one of the best games of his high school career against New Madrid County Central on Friday. He rushed for two touchdowns, including one 58-yarder. He caught a 34-yard touchdown. He rushed for 216 yards. But it wasn't enough. Andrews and the Tigers clung to a three-point lead in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles would deny them the upset. New Madrid scored two touchdowns in the final 6 minutes, 59 seconds of the game to win 44-35...
Southeast visits No. 6 Missouri today (09/06/08)
Southeast Missouri State faces seemingly insurmountable odds tonight, but the Redhawks aren't conceding anything. Just about everybody expects sixth-ranked Missouri to pummel Southeast when the squads square off at 68,000-seat Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo...
Church briefs 9/6/08 (09/06/08)
Bethany calls new associate pastor, minister of students Bethany Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau has called Jason (J.D.) Davis to serve as associate pastor and minister of students. Davis graduated high school in Sikeston, Mo., and is an alumnus of Harris-Stowe State College and Southeast Missouri State University. He is a graduate of Liberty University, where he studied religion with specialization in youth ministry. Davis is married to Crystal, with one son, Caedmon...
Team from Cape First helps give sight to children during mission trip to Africa (09/06/08)
After years of giving money to support overseas missions, twins Jean and Jan Fulton decided to join with others from their church, Cape First, and go on a mission trip. The Fultons along with teacher Pat Hindman and Carol Lucy, one of the pastors at Cape First and team leader, went to Free State Province in South Africa to help children with severe vision problems and to spread the gospel among children in desperate need. They saw between 150 and 180 children daily...
A lasting inheritance goes further than a person's bank account (09/06/08)
My grandad grew up on a tobacco farm in western Kentucky. He still visits the farm, though it is no longer his. Like most teenagers of his day, he met, married and has remained married to a girl from that small town. Like the others of what has been labeled the Greatest Generation, when his country called, he answered and went off to fight in World War II. ...
Learning a life worth living (09/06/08)
"I believe we have two lives: the life we learn with and the life we live with after that." — Iris Gaines from "The Natural," 1984 Our family has a dog, Lucy. Lucy came to us after having been abused by a previous owner, a man. ...
Review: Nicolas Cage is a drag in dreary 'Bangkok Dangerous' (09/06/08)
AP Movie Critic Nicolas Cage is back to his dreary former self -- you know, the guy who starred a decade ago in such downers as "8MM" and "Bringing Out the Dead" -- with the tediously monotonous action flick "Bangkok Dangerous." Actually, describing it as having "action" is charitable. ...
Stand Up to Cancer telethon takes over network television (09/06/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Three TV networks, cancer research advocates and more than 60 celebrities from music, sports, TV and film made history Friday night with a live telethon that aired simultaneously on NBC, ABC and CBS. Jack Black, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves -- along with presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama -- were among the stars participating in "Stand Up to Cancer," a commercial-free fundraising show spearheaded by entertainment-industry heavyweights whose lives have been touched by the disease.. ...
Dow goes up as investors hunt for bargains (09/06/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street wrestled with economic worries Friday, extending losses after a disheartening jobs report and then engaging in some mild bargain hunting that gave the market some modest gains. The major indexes ended the week with big declines, a sign that investors, who not long ago expected the economy to improve, are now growing discouraged...
Edith White (09/06/08)
Edith White Edith M. Wiblin White, 83, formerly of Summersville, W.Va., and Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 18, 1924, daughter of John Melvin and Minnie Butler Wills. Edith and Clarence O. Wiblin were married in 1940. He died in 1975. She and Elijah White were married in 1994 in Pine Bluff. He died in 2005...
Harrie Wyatt (09/06/08)
Harrie Wyatt CAIRO, Ill. -- Harrie Wyatt, 88, of Cairo died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Dr. Grady Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery...
Howard Baudendistel (09/06/08)
Howard Baudendistel PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Howard H. Baudendistel, 100, formerly of Perryville, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at the Lutheran Convalescent Home in Webster Groves, Mo. He was born Feb. 4, 1908, at Silver Lake, Mo., son of Lawrence and Anna Deitsch Baudendistel. He and Viola Bey were married Nov. 6, 1936. She died Nov. 10, 1969...
Opal Hurst (09/06/08)
Opal Hurst Opal Hurst, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 28, 1917, at White Oak, Mo., daughter of Walter and Ida Sanders McGee. Opal married Henry Hurst on Feb. 3, 1938. He preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1991...
Births 9/6/08 (09/06/08)
Copeland Daughter to Bryan and Michelle Copeland of Lewisville, Texas, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Texas, 11:11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Name, Allison Rachel. Weight, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. First child. Mrs. Copeland is the former Michelle Eakins, daughter of Carl and Donna Eakins of Cape Girardeau. She is a marketing coordinator with Jacobs Carter Burgess. Copeland is the son of John and Doris Copeland of Keithville, La. He is a civil engineer with Jacobs Carter Burgess...
Police Report 9/6/08 (09/06/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A 14-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court for probation violation. n Sarah G. Jackson, 22, 225 S. Lorimier St., No. 2, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay fine for motor vehicle responsibility...
Fire Report 9/6/08 (09/06/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n Emergency medical service on Shady Lane. n Emergency medical service on North Missouri Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n Emergency medical service on South Shawnee Boulevard...
Out of the past 9/6/08 (09/06/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 6, 1983 Circuit Judge Tony Heckemeyer of Sikeston, Mo., has granted Douglas Wayne Thompson, who will stand trial once more for the 1961 shooting death of a Cape Girardeau auxiliary police officer, a change of venue from Mississippi County to Scott County...
Fair here again (09/06/08)
The SEMO District Fair begins once again today. The gates open at 11 a.m. By now you know what the fair's all about. The rides. The animals. The food. The fair is a Cape Girardeau institution. For 153 years, the fair has, like shorter days and the start of football season, signaled the beginning of fall. It would be hard to imagine September without it...
Speak Out 9/6/08 (09/06/08)
Bond not enough I THINK it's just awful that somebody can try and kill their ex-wife and all they're on is a $10,000 bond. They'll probably get a slap on the hand and nothing will happen to them. That's going to give all these crazy ex-husbands out there ideas...
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