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Stories from Monday, September 22, 2008

Former Doniphan, Mo., school bus driver found guilty of child molestation (09/22/08)
DONIPHAN, Mo. — Seated in the front row of a Ripley County courtroom, the parents of a former Doniphan pre-kindergarten student held hands as the jury in the trial of a man accused of molesting their young daughter returned from nearly 10 hours of deliberation held over two days...
Cape County faces hard money choices in 2009 budget (09/22/08)
Balancing the difference between an expected 3.5 percent pay increase for employees and the ongoing drop in retail sales tax revenue may present the biggest challenge to Cape Girardeau County as the 2009 budget is formulated. County commissioners are in the process of reviewing projections in advance of formal budget hearings later this year...
Benton man arrested, Chaffee man sought in connection with Schindler's burglary (09/22/08)
BENTON, Mo. - The Scott County Sheriff's Department has charged a Benton man with burglary and property damage for an August break-in at Schindler's Tavern in New Hamburg, and police are looking for Chaffee man believed to have also taken part in the burglary...
Catholic schools in area look to expand (09/22/08)
Two Cape Girardeau Catholic schools are looking to expand. St. Mary Cathedral School launched a campaign this week to raise money for larger classrooms, an expanded library and an updated science lab. Notre Dame Regional High School hopes to break ground next summer to expand its cafeteria into an auditorium and add a second gym...
Region briefs 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
Weather trips up Sock Hop benefit Once again, weather put the kibosh on the Sock Hop benefit for the Family Resource Center for a second time — but organizers refuse to give up. "What we're doing is we're still going to have it, but we want to do it at the Family Resource Center," said James Coley. ...
City of Cape announces start of paving program (09/22/08)
ASA Asphalt Co. will begin a paving program starting Wednesday, weather permitting, in the city of Cape Girardeau. The city's public works department has identified a stretch of William Street, from Louisiana Avenue to Park Avenue, for the work, which will consist of milling the road -- removing up to four inches of old asphalt -- followed by an asphalt overlay...
Drive to put countywide ambulance district on Cape April ballot (09/22/08)
A four-person political action group has formed with the intent of convincing Cape Girardeau County voters to support a countywide ambulance district. "None of us four are going to make a penny off this. None of us are going to work for the district, or run the district," said Randy Everett of Jackson...
Capaha Field marred by graffiti (09/22/08)
Vandals did what's being termed "thousands of dollars of damage" at the Capaha Park baseball stadium. Images and expletives were splayed across the green tin wall, the large white stadium doors and across several signs sometime after Friday night...
Jackson man, woman suffer moderate injuries in Sunday car accident (09/22/08)
FRUITLAND - A Jackson woman and man were injured Sunday during a four-car accident on Highway 61, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crash reports Web page. The accident occurred around 9:10 a.m. ...
Harvest festival set in Patton area (09/22/08)
The annual Harvest Festival at Reagan's Chapel United Methodist Church be held Saturday at the church. Dinner is from 3 to 6:15 p.m. and includes kettle beef, chicken and dumplings and fried chicken. At 7 p.m. there will be an auction for quilts, handmade items and produce...
Agency accuses Wal-Mart of age discrimination (09/22/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wal-Mart is accused of violating federal law in the alleged firing of a 67-year-old employee from a store in Missouri. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in St. Louis alleged age discrimination in a lawsuit against the nation's largest retailer Monday in federal court...
Elvis Museum needs a home (09/22/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Elvis Is Alive Museum is once again for sale on eBay. The museum's owner, Andy Key, says the National Guard will keep him away from home for at least five months. The 39-year-old Key from Laurel, Miss., tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he has set a minimum starting bid of $15,000 on the listing, which ends Friday...
3 accused of evidence tamperin in Mo. tiger attack (09/22/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three people are charged with evidence tampering for allegedly lying to officials investigating a tiger attack on a volunteer. The owners of Wesa-A-Geh-Ya in Warren County, Kenneth and Sandra Smith, and a board member, Roy Elder, allegedly told officials at first that a pit bull, not a tiger, had attacked volunteer Jacob Barr, who later had to have part of his leg amputated...
Blunt seeks audit of St. Louis police department (09/22/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Gov. Blunt is asking State Auditor Susan Montee for a comprehensive audit of the St. Louis police department after reports that hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars are missing. He says it appears there was "an inappropriate relationship between the department and Metropolitan Towing."...
Independence police issue Ambert Alert for 4 children (09/22/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Independence police are searching for a woman who failed to return her four children from an unsupervised weekend visit. Police say 39-year-old Shirley A. Riggs picked up her children on Friday night for a visit granted by the state Division of Family Services. The Independence woman was supposed to return the children Saturday...
Senior citizens pursuing education from home (09/22/08)
NEW YORK -- Kathy Leeds grows animated as she describes the courses she is taking this fall, including classes in current events, art and literature. But Leeds will never step foot on a campus or in a classroom. The 79-year-old widow has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair to get around her Manhattan apartment...
Last major investment banks change their status (09/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Sunday it had granted a request by the country's last two major investment banks -- Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley -- to change their status to bank holding companies. The Fed announced that it had approved the request of the two investment banks. The change in status will allow them to create commercial banks that will be able to take deposits, bolstering the resources of both institutions...
Killer of forest officer in Wash. was wanted man (09/22/08)
SEATTLE -- A man who died in a shootout with authorities after gunning down two people in Washington state, including a U.S. Forest Service officer, was wanted for failing to show up at an August meeting with his probation officer. The probation officer had requested an arrest warrant for Shawn M. Roe, 36, but Mason County Superior Court had not yet issued one, Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis told The Seattle Times...
6 children in Ark. officials' custody after raid on compound (09/22/08)
FOUKE, Ark. -- Six minors have been temporarily placed in state custody as part of a child porn investigation after a raid on a ministry run by a man who says "consent is puberty" when it comes to sex, officials said Sunday. The children will be in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services as investigators interview them, state police spokesman Bill Sadler said in a statement...
About one-third of electorate expected to cast votes early (09/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- Election Day will be something of an afterthought for tens of millions of Americans -- they'll be voting well ahead of time. In fact, six weeks out from Election Day, some voters in Kentucky, South Carolina and Virginia already are done...
Feds: Crew in jet crash thought tire blew (09/22/08)
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The doomed crew piloting a Learjet that crashed on takeoff, killing four people and injuring two popular musicians, thought a tire blew as they hurtled down the runway and struggled unsuccessfully to stop the plane, a federal safety official said Sunday...
Free Pa. diner for the right customer (09/22/08)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Jerry Grubb cares so deeply about the future of his former diner that he is offering to give away the 1950s-style restaurant for free. He has only one stipulation: The new owner must move it and reopen it. "These types of diners are really making a comeback, and I'm surprised no one locally wants it," Grubb said. "It's an excellent piece, and you can't get them much cheaper."...
Marriott blast in Pakistan shows signs of al-Qaida (09/22/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador...
Number of Chinese children sick from bad milk jumps to 12,000 (09/22/08)
BEIJING -- China's tally of the number of children sickened by tainted milk products has doubled to nearly 12,900 as the government confronts a scandal over widespread contamination of the milk supply. More than 80 percent of the 12,892 children hospitalized in recent weeks were 2 years old or younger, the Health Ministry said in a statement posted on its website late Sunday. ...
Israeli leader leaves office; work starts on new coalition (09/22/08)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni wasted no time Sunday working to put together a new government, meeting with potential coalition partners even as outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert formally resigned. Her ability to move fast in her first task could have far-reaching effects on Mideast peace talks...
Numbers are deceptive in Redhawks' latest loss (09/22/08)
Often final statistics tell a whole lot about a football game's outcome. Other times final stats are meaningless. Count Southeast Missouri State's 45-28 home loss to Missouri State on Saturday night in the second category. Southeast outgained an opponent for the first time this season, holding a decisive 445 to 314 edge in total yards...
Vandy makes first poll appearance in 24 years (09/22/08)
NEW YORK -- The Southeastern Conference needs to find another pushover. Vanderbilt, for years the weakest team in college football's toughest league, moved into the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time in 24 years. The unbeaten Commodores are No. 21 in the latest rankings...
Fan speak (09/22/08)
Helping the little guys Someone commented in Fan Speak that the University of Missouri and other large schools play smaller schools to improve their ranking. Do you really think the powers that be take those games into consideration when ranking the teams? If they did, Mizzou would not have kept its No. ...
Area digest (09/22/08)
Young wins club championship Robyn Young captured the club championship at the Cape Girardeau Country Club's Women's Golf Association's outing. Kathy Morris took first in the championship flight. In A flight, Vicki McKinney was first, followed by Deb Mealy and Beth Mapes...
Americans toast first Cup title since 1999 (09/22/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. captain Paul Azinger sprinted up the stairs to the clubhouse balcony and grabbed the biggest bottle of champagne he could find to join an American celebration he felt was a long time coming in the Ryder Cup. They didn't need a miracle putt or an amazing comeback like their last victory in 1999...
A fond farewell: NY pays tribute before final game at Yankee Stadium (09/22/08)
NEW YORK — Even Yogi Berra knew this was the end. As baseball said farewell to Yankee Stadium, one of the game's most beloved players stood beneath the stands in a full vintage uniform. Now 83, the man who coined the phrase "it ain't over till it's over" put his own stamp on the day...
Rams remain winless, fall 37-13 to Seahawks (09/22/08)
SEATTLE — Leave it to Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to use a little physical comedy to get his winless Seahawks going — against a team that is a sad punch line right now. Julius Jones ran for 140 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown when Hasselbeck threw a madcap block, and T.J. Duckett had his first two-touchdown rushing day in four years as Seattle sidestepped six injuries at wide receiver and rolled over the malfunctioning St. Louis Rams 37-13 on Sunday...
NL Central champ's reserves top Cards (09/22/08)
CHICAGO -- A day after the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central, Ryan Dempster was surrounded by reserves when he took the mound for the regular-season home finale at Wrigley Field. And that made his team-best 17th victory even more enjoyable after the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday...
Biffle remains perfect in Chase (09/22/08)
DOVER, Del. -- Greg Biffle made it 2-for-2 in the Chase for the championship, making another late pass -- this time with nine laps to go -- and holding off Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards on Sunday. Roush Fenway Racing teammates Biffle, Kenseth and Edwards engaged in a thrilling run over the final 20 laps at Dover International Speedway, but Biffle made another textbook move to the outside late to pull away...
Dolphins ambush Patriots for 38-13 victory (09/22/08)
Ronnie Brown and the lowly Miami Dolphins ended the Patriots' record winning streak at 21 and made New England's defense look as shaky as its Tom Brady-less offense Sunday. Brown scored a team record four touchdowns rushing and threw for another -- with four of the scores coming on direct snaps to the running back -- as Miami stunned New England 38-13...
Few risks and a lot of return on Emmy red carpet (09/22/08)
Even with many looks ripped from the high-fashion runways, the risks were few on the red carpet at Sunday night's 60th annual Emmy Awards. Still the payoffs were big for some stars. Christina Applegate, Mariska Hargitay, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Sandra Oh were among the confident women who best combined elegance with some personality...
'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' win top Emmys (09/22/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as big winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show...
Wall Street turmoil continues to ripple through Main Street (09/22/08)
WASHINGTON — Credit for consumers and companies alike was choking to a halt as the crisis on Wall Street intensified earlier this week. But when word of a government bailout for financial institutions began to circulate Friday, credit freed up — albeit under tighter rules...
People on the move 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
Smith attends veterinary association convention Dr. Kelly N. Smith recently attended the 145th American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention in New Orleans. Smith is an associate veterinarian at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital, 1208 W. Cape Rock Drive in Cape Girardeau...
Memo 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
United Way kicks off Small Business Blitz United Way officially kicked off its 2008 Small Business Blitz with a recent luncheon at Buckner Brewing Co., 132 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. Twenty-seven sales and customer service professionals from area businesses attended. ...
Community leaders offer solutions to fight credit card fraud (09/22/08)
With 800 identity theft cases reported in Cape Girardeau since 2007, police detective Hank Voelker believes the crime has gotten out of hand. One type of identity theft is credit card theft, with most cases he investigates totaling about $8,000 each...
Paulson urges quick action on 'mother of all bailouts' (09/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the "mother of all bailouts" -- a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation's credit markets...
James Todd (09/22/08)
James W. Todd, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1916, in Grand Tower, Ill., son of James H. and Mary South Todd. He and Glenda E. (Riehn) Todd were married Nov. 5, 1954, in Cape Girardeau. She died Nov. 11, 2002...
Eva Huber (09/22/08)
Eva Mabel Huber, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born May 4, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Gus and Mabel Foeste Nabe. She and Roy Ralph Huber were married Sept. 27, 1941, in Benton, Mo. He preceded her on Nov. 27, 1999...
Fire report 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: n At 6:21 p.m., fire alarm at 823 Clark Ave. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 12:58 a.m., citizen assist in the 500 block of South Ellis Street...
Police report 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A subject is in custody pending formal charges for domestic assault, burglary, property damage and stealing. n Raymond Mitchell Martin, 45, 212 N. Lorimier St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Out of the past 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 22, 1983 Long-time Cape Girardeau residents experience a deja vu moment in the morning; for the first time since 1976, traffic flows both ways on Broadway between Pacific and Lorimier streets; police spokesmen report the transition is proceeding smoothly...
A reminder to register to vote before Oct. 8 (09/22/08)
These days, getting the right to vote is far easier than in my grandmother's time, when women weren't considered, well, suitable to make such weighty decisions. These days, you must merely be 18 years old by election day, a citizen of the United States and registered to vote in your state. It's a simple task to register and — especially in local elections — a single vote carries great weight...
Reporting on Cape's new businesses (09/22/08)
One of my duties and privileges as your business reporter is learning about new businesses that open in this area. In a weak national economy it's encouraging to learn of new business startups in Southeast Missouri. Below are two new businesses in Cape Girardeau. If I get any additional details, you'll read about it online and in my morning business column today...
Harvard honors DYS (09/22/08)
For years, the so-called Missouri Model of rehabilitating juvenile offenders has been closely watched and, in some states, copied in an effort to keep youngsters from becoming adult criminals. The Missouri Model works. This state has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the nation...
Speak Out 9/22/08 (09/22/08)
Which is worse? DON'T WORRY so much. Biblical end times are not here. It's just the Great Depression, Part II. Not my Messiah I AM tired of celebrities and politicians comparing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to Barack Obama. Jesus is the one true Messiah. He is the King of kings and Lord of Lords. He was not, as these buffoons are suggesting, some hippy tiptoeing through the tulips while hugging a tree community organizer. These comparisons are offensive and blasphemous...
Daisy man turns 100 (09/22/08)
On Saturday evening over 150 friends and family gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Delos Sebaugh, a lifelong member of the Daisy community. The gathering was held in Daisy at the New Salem United Methodist Church. Mr. Sebaugh gave the group his advice on living a long and happy life. ...
Garden Beauty (09/22/08)
Susie Cat (09/22/08)
Cape Central Marching Tigers (09/22/08)
Nate Nall won the award for outstanding soloist at the Murphysboro Drums at Appletime Marching contest. September 13, 2008.
Cape Central Marching Tigers (09/22/08)
CHS Marching Tigers performing Stravinski's Petroushka at Murphysboro's Drums at Appletime Marching Contest. September 13, 2008. More pictures at marchingtigers.com.
Cape Central Marching Tigers (09/22/08)
Cape Central Marching Tigers performing at Murphysboro's Drums at Appletime Marching contest. September 13, 2008. More photos at marchingtigers.com.
Daisy man turns 100 (09/22/08)
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