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Stories from Tuesday, October 7, 2008

After many delays, new federal courthouse opens (10/07/08)
At the end of a ceremony that mixed personal remembrance of Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. and allusions to the difficulties of constructing the building named in his honor, family members and dignitaries cut the ribbon at Cape Girardeau's new federal courthouse...
Cape Girardeau County reports record voter registration numbers (10/07/08)
Poplar Bluff police believe man was robbed, assaulted by friends at motel (10/07/08)
Suspect in bank robbery at large (10/07/08)
The suspect in a bank heist at noon Monday at the Bank of Missouri is still at large, police say. Cape Girardeau police received a call at 12:08 p.m. to respond to 372 N. Kingshighway because of a report of a robbery at the bank. Surveillance video captured a photo of a man sliding a note across the desk of a bank teller, and witnesses told police the suspect showed a handgun when he committed the robbery, according to Cpl. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the police department...
Lawmakers: Main Street spurred yes vote (10/07/08)
Troubles on Main Street, not losses on Wall Street, spurred U.S. Sen. Kit Bond and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson to vote in favor of the $700 billion rescue package, the two Republican lawmakers said Monday. After taking part in the dedication ceremony for the new U.S. courthouse, Emerson and Bond, in separate interviews, said they were pushed to approve the bank rescue plan by insight from economists and reports from constituents that credit was drying up...
Man fails to show up for jury duty, found to be intoxicated (10/07/08)
At a jury trial Friday before Associate Circuit Judge Scott E. Thomsen, one man was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, and another, after he failed to show up for jury duty, was found to be intoxicated. Curtis D. Lemons, 50, of 33 N. Ellis St., Apt. A, had received a summons to appear as a prospective juror to hear the case against Billy L. Blackman, 62, who was being tried on his first DWI offense...
Cape county road and bridge board hunts for more money (10/07/08)
For nearly two hours Monday night, members of the Cape Girardeau County road and bridge advisory board combed through a recap of the 2008 road projects with one goal in mind: paving more roads in 2009. The county spent more than $1.9 million to improve about 14 miles of road this year. Another seven miles were ready for grading, but the work would cost $560,000. Only $116,080 remains available in the county paving account funded by Proposition 1...
One dies in tractor rollover in Jackson (10/07/08)
Emergency personnel responded to a report of a rescue needed at 6:30 p.m. Monday on Greensferry Road in Jackson. On arrival, they learned there had been a tractor rollover. An adult male was later pronounced dead by Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton...
More parking, not new campus entrance, priority at Southeast (10/07/08)
An executive dispelled rumors Monday that Southeast Missouri State University plans to use current property or purchase property with the immediate intent of building a new campus entrance. Parking is more of a priority, said Wayne Smith, executive director of Southeast's foundation. With a swelling student body and a dorm under construction, parking is at a premium, he said...
Name of tractor rollover victim released (10/07/08)
Cape Girardeau County coroner John Clifton has released the name of a Jackson man who died in a tractor rollover accident Monday evening. Richard Laird was operating a tractor on Monday when he backed into a deep ravine, causing the tractor to overturn and pinning him under the tractor. ...
Man injured in car crash (10/07/08)
A Cape Girardeau man was injured Sunday morning as the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a creek embankment off Interstate 55, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The 2001 Toyota driven by Robert A. Cunningham, 20, was totaled...
Area briefs 10/07/08 (10/07/08)
Internet safety program to be held in Jackson The Jackson School District will hold a presentation for parents called "Internet Safety, Harassment & Bullying: What Parents Can Do to Help" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Jackson High School library. For more information or to sign up, call 243-9501...
Three arrested for armed robbery at Poplar Bluff hotel (10/07/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities arrested three men during a traffic stop outside Dexter, Mo., this morning who they believe are responsible for robbing another man at gunpoint at the Poplar Bluff Pear Tree Inn. "At approximately 9:05 [a.m.], we received a call from the Pear Tree Inn desk clerk, who stated a male victim had been robbed," said Poplar Bluff Police Detective Leigh Raymer, who thinks the victim may have been a hotel guest. ...
New courthouse timeline (10/07/08)
After nearly two decades and more than $62 million in construction costs, the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. Federal Courthouse in Cape Girardeau was dedicated Monday. The major steps in the completion of the project were: n 1991: U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson requests a feasibility study for a new federal courthouse for Cape Girardeau...
Early childhood programs could have benefits later (10/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Transitioning children into kindergarten and into making their own choices are among the goals of early childhood education programs, which also promote greater parental involvement, increased social skills, ability to focus and creativity...
Biden planning to return to Missouri this week (10/07/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is coming back to Missouri, a week after debating his GOP rival in St. Louis. A campaign spokeswoman said only that Biden will stump in the state on Thursday and Friday. The trip comes as polls show Democrat Barack Obama pulling even with Republican John McCain in Missouri...
Mustache Institute seeks best 'stache in the nation (10/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The American Mustache Institute is looking for the country's best 'stache. The St. Louis-based tongue-in-cheek group on Monday opened voting for its "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award, naming 16 finalists. Among them: Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, New York Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi and former baseball MVP Keith Hernandez...
Mo. gov. seeks federal disaster aid for Ike flooding (10/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Matt Blunts wants federal disaster aid for last month's flooding from Hurricane Ike. The governor's office estimated Monday that flooding caused $11.8 million in damage to public infrastructure in parts of Missouri...
Some animals from large raid up for adoption (10/07/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly two months after 370 animals were taken from a property in southwest Missouri, some of those animals are now finding new homes. The Humane Society of Missouri and a fish hatchery gained custody of the animals last month. On Sunday, dozens of them were put up for adoption. The animals were seized in August in Polk County...
Science Center in St. Louis to host national science festival (10/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- From hot-button issues in the newspaper to the fermented beer in the fridge, Americans are surrounded by science all the time. The St. Louis Science Center is launching a festival this week to help people better understand, and enjoy, the ways that science plays a role in everyday lives...
Dow finishes below 10,000 for first time since '04 (10/07/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street joined in a worldwide cascade of despair Monday over the financial crisis, driving the Dow Jones industrials to their biggest loss ever during a trading day. Even a big afternoon rally failed to keep the Dow from its first close below 10,000 since 2004...
Government begins work on rescue as stocks plummet (10/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- On Day One, the $700 billion plan didn't help. Just the opposite. The government's huge rescue package, aimed at rebuilding economic confidence in the U.S. and around the world, appeared to sound a global alarm instead on Monday, the first trading day after Congress approved the measure last Friday with fanfare and President Bush signed it...
FBI file sheds light on Knievel's dark side (10/07/08)
MIAMI -- Evel Knievel never denied his scrapes with the law -- the late motorcycle daredevil often reveled in them. But even he objected to a 1970s FBI investigation of whether he was involved in a string of beatings. According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the federal government came close to charging Knievel, who in turn threatened to sue the FBI for alleging he was connected to a crime syndicate. Neither followed through...
Character attacks emerge in presidential campaign (10/07/08)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The two men who supposedly exemplified a different kind of politics are engaged in an increasingly bitter campaign as character attacks are emerging to compete with issues like the troubled economy. With the election four weeks away, chances dimmed that Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama could reclaim the often lofty images they cultivated early in their presidential bids as their campaigns focused new attention Monday on decades-old events involving a former radical from Chicago and a convicted thrift store owner from Arizona.. ...
Bus driver in fatal Calif. crash arrested (10/07/08)
WILLIAMS, Calif. -- A bus driver with a string of motor vehicle offenses and a history of substance abuse was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday after his casino-bound charter bus ran into a ditch, killing eight people. Investigators also said the bus had an invalid license plate, and they were looking into whether the driver had proper permits to operate the vehicle. ...
Debate stakes higher for McCain (10/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- Running short on time, John McCain has the most riding on the second presidential debate, though Barack Obama will be out of his scripted comfort zone in the town hall-style confrontation. It could be ugly if Monday's tussling is any indication...
Nobel Prizes awarded for AIDS, cancer virus research (10/07/08)
Two French scientists who discovered the AIDS virus and a German who defied convention in showing a viral cause for cervical cancer shared the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for breakthroughs that have led to lifesaving drugs and a vaccine. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier of France were cited for their discovery of HIV in 1983. ...
Congress opens hearings on meltdown (10/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- Three days after providing a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street, Congress is holding its first hearing into what caused the nation's financial markets to collapse last month. Monday's hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will focus on Lehman Brothers, the giant investment bank that declared bankruptcy three weeks ago, setting off a panic that within days had President Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson asking Congress to pass the rescue plan...
Earthquake kills at least 72 in Kyrgyzstan (10/07/08)
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- A powerful earthquake struck the mountains of Central Asia, destroying a village in Kyrgyzstan and killing at least 72 people, emergency officials said Monday. The 6.6-magnitude quake near the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan hit the remote village of Nura hard, bringing down dozens of buildings and injuring more than 100 people in addition to the confirmed deaths, Emergency Situations Minister Kamchybek Tashiyev said...
Russia steps up preparations for Georgia pullout (10/07/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Russian forces stepped up preparations Monday to withdraw from bases and checkpoints surrounding two separatist regions in Georgia, four days before a deadline being closely watched by the West. Moscow must pull back thousands of troops from buffer zones surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Friday under the terms of a deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Russia left troops in the areas after they routed Georgian forces during an August war...
Iraqi women fear going public as candidates (10/07/08)
BAGHDAD -- The 38-year-old teacher wanted to participate in Iraq's first provincial elections in four years -- until she realized that a new law would require the ballot to list her name, not just her party. Even as violence has declined, lingering fear bred by rampant crime and a small but die-hard insurgency has left many Iraqi women afraid to run in the elections, to be held by Jan. 31...
Strong earthquake jolts Tibet, killing 30 (10/07/08)
BEIJING -- China's official Xinhua News Agency says 30 people are dead after an earthquake struck Tibet. The news agency said Monday a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit a county near Tibet's capital Lhasa. The U.S. Geological Survey said there were two quakes. The first measured magnitude 6.6 and struck at 4:30 p.m. 50 miles west of Lhasa, more than 1,600 miles away from Beijing...
ND's Reinagel throws sixth no-hitter of year (10/07/08)
Lauren Reinagel and the Notre Dame softball team turned in another stellar performance Monday. Reinagel pitched her sixth no-hitter of the season as the Bulldogs rolled past visiting North County 8-0. Reinagel struck out 11 batters and walked three as she improved her personal record to 22-0. The Bulldogs are 23-0...
Coaches want to move past alleged spitting incident (10/07/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri and Nebraska have both investigated the spitting incident that allegedly occurred before their game on Saturday and both head coaches say it's time to move on. "We communicated with Nebraska yesterday," Missouri's Gary Pinkel said Monday during the Big 12 coaches call. "As far as I'm concerned, from the University of Missouri's standpoint, it's a dead issue. I'm not going to comment on it."...
Southeast will induct team, six individuals into its Hall of Fame (10/07/08)
Six individuals and the 1990-91 women's basketball team that finished second in the nation comprise Southeast Missouri State's 2008 Hall of Fame inductees. The university's seventh Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Dec. 5 at the Show Me Center...
MU offense leaves punter looking for work (10/07/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Unbeaten Missouri's offense is so potent, players rib well-rested punter Jake Harry that he's a waste of a scholarship. The third-ranked Tigers did not need Harry at all Saturday against Nebraska, and most of their 10 punts on the season have come during garbage time...
Redhawks soccer notches first win vs. Alabama A&M (10/07/08)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team has finally notched its first victory of the season. Southeast held off host Alabama A&M 2-1 on Sunday in Huntsville, Ala. The Redhawks improved to 1-6-2, while Alabama A&M fell to 2-7. Southeast, which had scored just three goals in its first eight matches, found the net twice in Sunday's opening 17 minutes...
Redhawks get break at midpoint of schedule (10/07/08)
Southeast Missouri State has an open date this week, exactly halfway through its 12-game football schedule. Coach Tony Samuel believes the break from competition comes at a good time for the Redhawks. "Right now it's good, coming off that long trip [to Jacksonville State], and there are a few guys nicked up we need to get healed up," Samuel said during his weekly media conference Monday...
Vikings overcome Bush's record night, escape New Orleans with victory (10/07/08)
NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Longwell's 30-yard field goal with 13 seconds left lifted the Minnesota Vikings to a 30-27 comeback victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, spoiling a record-tying performance by Reggie Bush. Bush returned two punts for touchdowns — one 71 yards, one 64 — as the Saints, who trailed by 10 points in the second quarter, took a 27-20 lead in the fourth quarter. ...
Rams lose McMichael for season (10/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- As if an 0-4 start wasn't bad enough, things got even worse for the St. Louis Rams on Monday with the news that tight end Randy McMichael will be lost for the rest of the season. McMichael suffered a broken tibia and torn ligament in his right leg in the Rams' 31-14 loss to Buffalo on Sept. 28. On Monday, the team decided to put him on injured reserve, ending his 2008 season...
Dodgers' growing pains lead to champagne (10/07/08)
LOS ANGELES -- In the midst of the Los Angeles Dodgers' wild champagne celebration, a dripping Manny Ramirez had a message for future postseason opponents. "We did it once," the dreadlocked slugger screamed. "Believe me, we can do it again." The way they dominated the long-suffering Chicago Cubs in their NL division series, the Dodgers certainly appear to have what it takes to beat anyone, starting with the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL championship series...
Red Sox oust Angels on walkoff single (10/07/08)
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox brushed aside the 100-win Angels in four games, dismissing their best-in-baseball regular season as last month's news. When it turns to October, no one dominates like Boston. Moments after the Angels botched a suicide squeeze, Jason Bay slid headfirst into home plate to score on rookie Jed Lowrie's two-out single in the ninth inning. ...
Rays eliminate White Sox, reach ALCS (10/07/08)
CHICAGO -- They rushed toward the mound, these remarkable Rays, and immediately formed a circle. Jumping together like fraternity brothers, they resembled party regulars in the postseason. Worst in the majors last year, Tampa Bay will play for a spot in the World Series...
Colbert on Colbert: It's fun playing a jerk (10/07/08)
NEW YORK -- Stephen Colbert was raised in South Carolina to be a Southern gentleman. But he spends his days being a jerk. It must be tough. Not really, says the Comedy Central star. "I was taught to be nice, so it's not in my nature to be a jerk," he told a crowd of fans over the weekend at the New Yorker Festival. "But I do enjoy it."...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (10/07/08)
Today n Bosom Buddies: 6:30 p.m. HealthPoint Plaza in Cape. This group is open to all women who have or have had breast cancer.
As economy sags, faces do too, cosmetic docs say (10/07/08)
CHICAGO -- The economy isn't the only thing that's sagging -- so are faces, breasts and bellies as would-be cosmetic surgery patients increasingly opt against costly nips and tucks because of tough financial times. Anecdotal reports and a recent unscientific survey from an industry trade group suggest many cosmetic surgeons have been seeing a drop-off in costly operations, some by as much as 30 percent or more...
Some worry reality contest 'Biggest Loser' sets unrealistic weight-loss expectations (10/07/08)
When the sixth season of NBC's dieting reality show, "The Biggest Loser," started, Beth Bushnell Danielson of Elk Grove, Calif., was in front of the tube. Bushnell Danielson has drawn inspiration from "The Biggest Loser." In fact, when she first starting watching, she would get on the floor and do exercises. ...
Health calendar 10/7/08 (10/07/08)
Calendar Today n Breast-feeding class: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Southeast Missouri Hospital meeting room 107. The class covers topics such as the benefits and techniques of breast feeding, family involvement and support. To register, call 332-1587. n Childbirth refresher class: 6 to 8 p.m. Southeast Missouri Hospital meeting room 107. The class is a one-session review of labor, delivery, interventions and sibling rivalry issues. To register, call 332-1587...
Virginia Crockett (10/07/08)
Virginia Matthews Crockett, 95, of Kirkwood, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Raymond Leible (10/07/08)
Raymond Charles Leible Sr., 93, of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 20, 1915, at Kelso, Mo., son of William Theodore and Emma Goetz Leible. He and Beulah Dempster were married Nov. 18, 1939, at Cape Girardeau. Leible was a retired J.I. Case farm implement dealer. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a charter member of Council 3151 of the Knights of Columbus...
Earl Winder (10/07/08)
Earl Winder, 76, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Hattie Mae Plouvier (10/07/08)
Marble Hill, Mo. -- Hattie Mae Plouvier, 88, of Jackson and formerly Marble Hill, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Feb. 21, 1920, at New Altenburg, Mo., daughter of John Henry and Ellen Thompson Wiley. She and Bino Plouvier were married May 9, 1937. He died June 13, 1972...
Maude Cossou (10/07/08)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Maude C. Cossou, 95, of Bell City died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Advance Nursing Home in Advance, Mo. She was born April 27, 1913 in Bell City, daughter of Robert and Mattie Straney Overbey. She and Charles Cossou were married in January 1932 in Benton, Mo. He died July 13, 1999...
James Amann (10/07/08)
LIBERAL, Kan. -- James "Jim" Amann, 81, formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at his residence in Liberal. He was born May 3, 1927, in Milwaukee, son of Arthur Ethan and Lillian (Kress) Luedtke. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ludwig Amann. He and Bernice Mary Mackin were married July 17, 1948, in Milwaukee...
Sarah Masters (10/07/08)
Patton, Mo. -- Sarah Jane Masters, 85, of Patton died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Patton, daughter of Henry John and Pernecia Jane Statler Bahnerd. She and Winford Floyd Masters were married Sept. 21, 1950. He died Nov. 27, 1996...
Harold Heilig (10/07/08)
Harold Earl "Doc" Heilig, 83, of Pulaski, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Heilig was born in Pulaski on Dec. 3, 1924, son of the late Warren William Heilig Sr., and Edna Earl (Hennington) Heilig. Mr. Heilig was a World War II Navy veteran; a member and Elder of the Pulaski Christian Church; charter and lifetime member of the VFW Post No. ...
Police report 10/7/08 (10/07/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n Jeffrey Fisher Rose, 44, 537 N. Sprigg St., Apt. B, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault. Summons...
Fire report 10/7/08 (10/07/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 6:25 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Benton Street. n At 6:33 p.m., an alarm at Themis Street and North Fredierck street. n At 6:35 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Perry Road...
Out of the past 10/7/08 (10/07/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 7, 1983 What some believe to be Cape Girar­deau's oldest tree — an American Elm at 1455 Rose Ave. — is being cut down by the Cape Tree Service, the victim of Dutch elm disease. The executive vice president of the Centerre Bank of Columbia, Mo., has been nominated to succeed Bill M. Stanfield as president and executive officer of Centerre Bank of Cape Girardeau; the nomination of Maurice R. Standfort will be submitted Oct. 17 to the bank's board of directors...
A little flimflam in town (10/07/08)
Oxford, Miss., the home of Ole Miss, is a place at ease with itself. If only the northern media elite could reconcile Oxford with something beyond their own racial terms, the nation could move forward. As they rail against prejudice in others, the media choose to see Ole Miss framed in their own preconceived narrative of police with fire hoses and German shepherds -- or worse, Fox's Shepard Smith...
Humane mission (10/07/08)
Protecting animals from cruelty and neglect has long been the aim of organizations around the globe. In the United States, there have been agencies looking after animal welfare for well over a century, including the Humane Society of Missouri based in St. Louis, which dates back to 1870...
Speak Out 10/07/08 (10/07/08)
Beyond belief NEAL BOYD is unbelievable. His voice is beyond belief. I can't wait to buy his CD. He should know he has a talent which no other singer can top. He brings joy and tenderness to our hearts when we listen to the reruns of "America's Got Talent."...
The legendary Canadian Brass in concert at TRCC (10/07/08)
End of the season (10/07/08)
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