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Stories from Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cape Girardeau Fire Department responds to I-55 one-vehicle fire (10/14/08)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a one-vehicle fire that occurred around 8:30 a.m. today near mile marker 98 on the northbound lane of Interstate 55. Within minutes after arriving on the scene, crews extinguished the fire. The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported no injuries to the driver of the pickup truck and no disruption to traffic. The identity of the driver was not known...
Mississippi governor stumps for Hulshof in Cape Girardeau (10/14/08)
Voters are punishing Republicans for the economic fear spurred by rapid stock market declines and major bank failures, but there is time to make up the lost ground, former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour said Monday in Cape Girardeau...
Autopsy results for Chaffee man killed in barge accident to be released in a few weeks (10/14/08)
Results from Monday's autopsy of a Chaffee, Mo., man who died in a barge accident are expected to be released within a couple of weeks, Cape Girardeau County chief deputy coroner Jerry Goin said. Thomas Eftink, 67, died after falling into an empty hopper barge at Buzzi Unicem, 2524 S. ...
Southeast Missouri superintendents weigh in on Proposition A (10/14/08)
Proposition A is named the "Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Funding Initiative," but five local superintendents are deeming it a misnomer. "I think it's all about gaming. I think they're trying to pass it on the back by saying it's good for kids," said Jackson School District superintendent Dr. Ron Anderson...
Man arrested after vehicle crashes into vacant Cape Girardeau storefront (10/14/08)
A man who told police he blacked out as he was pulling into a parking lot smashed his Ford Explorer into a vacant storefront at 286 Christine St. early Monday afternoon. Andrew D. Allen, 23, of Bragg City, Mo., was arrested on an outstanding Dunklin County warrant after the accident, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Jackson chamber names new executive director (10/14/08)
Almost six months after the death of Jackson Chamber of Commerce executive director Marybeth Williams, Brian Gerau has been named the new leader of the organization. The announcement was made at the American Women Business Association annual auction Saturday. Gerau will start Nov. 1...
Illinois firm hired to develop Jackson plan (10/14/08)
Jackson has hired a company specializing in urban planning. Houseal Lavigne Associates LLC of Naperville, Ill., stood out among a field of 13 companies that applied for the job, according to Janet Sanders, Jackson's building and planning superintendent and chairwoman of the selection committee...
Firefighters, drivers focus on bus safety (10/14/08)
Jackson Fire and Rescue members teamed up with bus drivers Monday night to train on safety drills on how to best respond in case of a bus accident. Bus drivers and firefighters from several departments, including Millersville and East County Fire Protection District, gathered at the Jackson's fire station to learn the ins and outs of the safety exits on four different models of school buses used by the district...
McCaskill staff to visit Jackson for digital television discussion (10/14/08)
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is sending staff members to area communities to discuss the transition to digital television as part of her office's "Kitchen Table Talks" series of meetings with constituents. Staff members will be available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ...
Community briefs 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
Civil War Roundtable to go on fall trip Saturday The Civil War Roundtable will take a fall trip to the General Lloyd Tilghman Museum in Paducah, Ky., for their next club meeting. The group will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hanover Lutheran Church parking lot, 2949 Perryville Road, and arrive in Paducah around 11 a.m. The group will have lunch and go to the museum for a personal tour at 12:30 p.m. The group will arrive back in Cape Girardeau around 4 p.m...
Missouri research reactor looks at global isotope market (10/14/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A global shortage of radioactive isotopes used to diagnose and treat cancer patients has officials at the nation's largest campus research reactor vying to fill the void. Scientists from Argentina, Egypt, India and 15 other countries are descending upon the University of Missouri Research Reactor this week to coordinate research and spur commercial development of the substance, called technetium-99...
Autism center to open at SEMO (10/14/08)
A new autism center slated to open next year in Cape Girardeau will allow families to have their children diagnosed close to home and bring therapy providers under one roof. The Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment is tentatively scheduled to open in August 2009 on the university's campus...
Renewable energy issue to appear on Mo. ballot (10/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- More than half the states in the U.S. require utilities to get a percentage of their electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar by certain target dates. Energy experts say 15 of them have gotten on board only in the last four years. On Nov. 4, Missourians can vote on which energy sources should power their homes and businesses...
Calif. wildfires force frantic evacuations near L.A.; 2 die (10/14/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Two huge wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds burned into neighborhoods near Los Angeles on Monday, forcing frantic evacuations on smoke- and traffic-choked highways, destroying homes and causing at least two deaths. Around sunset, residents were warned to stay on alert during the night and winds more than 60 mph were forecast...
Hawaii coin marks end of popular state quarter program (10/14/08)
NEW YORK -- With a big aloha to Hawaii, a new generation of coin collectors will soon shut their books on the U.S. Mint's popular 10-year state quarter program full of fond family memories and a dose of history. While not terribly rare, considering about 34 billion were produced, the commemorative quarters have captured the frenzied fancy of children and their parents as they've drawn extended family, tip-collecting waitresses and friendly bank tellers into the hunt...
Canada's prime minister, rival go coast to coast before election (10/14/08)
OTTAWA -- Canada's Conservative prime minister and his Liberal rival crisscrossed the country Monday in a final day of campaigning, with voters concerned the ruling party is out of touch but also that the opposition's leader has trouble communicating in English...
Released photos raise more questions about health of North Korean leader (10/14/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The first photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il released in two months show him in a setting similar to photographs from August. And the green background looks more like summer than autumn, adding to uncertainty about Kim's health after reports he had brain surgery...
Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after Sunday's 10th killing (10/14/08)
BAGHDAD -- Cars and trucks loaded with suitcases, mattresses and passengers cradling baskets stuffed with clothes lined up at checkpoints Monday to flee Mosul, a day after the 10th killing of an Iraqi Christian in the northern city so far this month...
Pujols has elbow surgery (10/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols had elbow surgery Monday, and the St. Louis Cardinals star is expected to be ready for spring training. The 2005 NL MVP underwent a 25-minute outpatient procedure to relieve nerve irritation in his right elbow, which had led to numbness, tingling in his ring finger and pinkie, weakness in his grip and pain along the inside of the forearm. ...
Indians squeeze past Pirates in boys soccer with 2-1 win (10/14/08)
The Jackson boys soccer team downed state-ranked Perryville 2-1 on Monday. Andrew Mueller and Brice Steger buried goals for the Indians. Ryan Schlick tallied two assists for Jackson (10-9). The Pirates were ranked 10th in Class 2 in the latest Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association poll...
Bowden steps down as coach at Clemson in wake of 3-3 start (10/14/08)
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tommy Bowden decided he'd done all he could do for Clemson football, telling his athletic director Monday he'd step aside for the future of the program. AD Terry Don Phillips said his intent Monday morning was to have a candid, heart-to-heart with Bowden about the football team. So Phillips was surprised when Bowden offered to walk away in midseason...
Redhawks sharpen claws in open week (10/14/08)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel said the Redhawks enjoyed a productive week of practice during their open date. Samuel hopes that pays off when the Redhawks return to action Saturday at Eastern Illinois. "I thought we had a great week [of practice]," Samuel said Monday during his weekly news conference. "The energy in practice was very good for an off week."...
Holy Toledo, what's going on at Michigan? (10/14/08)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Rich Rodriguez acknowledged his first season on the sideline at Michigan has been rougher than he expected. The Wolverines (2-4, 1-1) have their worst record through six games since 1967, which was also their last losing season. College football's winningest program is in danger of losing eight games for the first time in school history, surpassing the seven setbacks it had in 1962, 1936 and 1934. ...
Haslett brings back Brown (10/14/08)
ST. LOUIS — The Rams re-signed cornerback Fakhir Brown on Monday after a long and bizarre parting of ways. Brown was released unexpectedly Sept. 24 by previous coach Scott Linehan. The Rams fired Linehan five days later and replaced him with Jim Haslett...
NFL Browns stun previously unbeaten Giants 35-14 (10/14/08)
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns ended the New York Giants' 11-game road winning streak with a 35-14 win over the defending Super Bowl champions Monday night. Browns quarterback Derek Anderson threw one of his two touchdown passes to Braylon Edwards, cornerback Eric Wright intercepted Eli Manning and returned it 94 yards for a touchdown...
Blues emerge from big hole, beat Maple Leafs in shootout (10/14/08)
TORONTO -- With a 3-0 lead after the first period, the Toronto Maple appeared to have control of the game. Then came a bad bounce that led to a goal and a careless boarding penalty by repeat offender Ryan Hollweg, and the St. Louis Blues suddenly were back in it...
Rays send four HRs over Green Monster, take 2-1 ALCS lead (10/14/08)
BOSTON -- B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria and the rest of the Tampa Bay Rays are bashing their way through their first trip to the playoffs. Upton and Longoria homered off a suddenly shaky Jon Lester, and the power-packed Rays cleared the Green Monster four times to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series...
MU, Daniel lose ground in bids for national title, Heisman (10/14/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Chase Daniel surrendered the Heisman spotlight with three interceptions in an upset loss to Oklahoma State. Now Missouri's quarterback will get a quick opportunity for redemption -- and a homecoming against the top-ranked school that didn't push hard to recruit him...
Phillies move within one win of World Series (10/14/08)
LOS ANGELES — The Philadelphia Phillies used their favorite staple, the long ball, to move within one win of the World Series. Shane Victorino and much-traveled pinch-hitter Matt Stairs hit two-run homers off two of Los Angeles' most reliable relievers in the eighth inning Monday night, lifting the Phillies to a 7-5 victory against the Dodgers and a 3-1 lead in the NL Championship Series...
McCormick's book tells all about 'Brady,' drug addiction (10/14/08)
NEW YORK -- As Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch," Maureen McCormick projected an image of the wholesome girl next door. But off camera, she spiraled downward into drug addiction and depression. Now 52, McCormick writes about her struggles in a new memoir, "Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice," hitting stores today. ...
Manic Monday: Dow roars back from worst week ever (10/14/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street stormed back after its worst week ever and staged the biggest single-day stock rally since the Great Depression on Monday, catapulting the Dow Jones industrials to a 936-point gain and finally offering relief from eight consecutive days of stock market carnage...
U.S., bankers rework bailout plan; stocks surge Monday (10/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration rushed to revamp the bailout plan Monday, working with executives of the nation's biggest banks to shift and shape new pieces and get credit flowing. Stocks soared around the world in response to efforts here and overseas -- and the possibility of even bolder American action...
Restaurants may change menus, raise prices in 2009 (10/14/08)
NEW YORK -- Beef may not be what's for dinner at your favorite restaurant come 2009. Restaurants, now working to secure supply and price contracts for meat and other commodities for the upcoming year, are expecting big increases in food costs -- increases that will likely lead to menu changes and price hikes...
Health calendar 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
Today n Arthritis and fibromyalgia education series: 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Francis Health and Wellness conference room 1. Program on inflammatory arthritis. To register, call 331-5880 or 888-216-3293. n The facts about prostate cancer: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Southeast Missouri Hospital meeting room 106. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in American men. Discuss causes, risk factors, diagnoses and treatment of the disease. To register, call 332-1587...
New joints: Unclear how much pounding new hips, knees can take (10/14/08)
WASHINGTON — One in 75 patients who gets a knee or hip replaced must get it replaced again within three years, new research finds, although the studies underscore a question: Just how much pounding can a new joint take if you want it to last? First-time hip and knee replacements are skyrocketing, for good reason. They can be highly successful at relieving debilitating pain and helping people to walk normally again...
More parents ponder cancer gene tests for children (10/14/08)
CHICAGO -- Women are going for breast cancer gene testing in record numbers, forcing more parents to face a tough question: Should we test the children? About 100,000 tests for breast cancer gene mutations were done last year, double the number in 2005. The trend may grow even more because of widening insurance coverage and a new law banning genetic discrimination...
Dr. John Green (10/14/08)
Dr. John David Green, 68, of San Diego, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at his home. Green was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Independence, Mo., son of Chester Ralph and Mildred Whitaker Green. He and Janed Guymon Casady were married May 11, 2008, at their home in San Diego...
Ollie Sindle (10/14/08)
DEXTER, Mo. — Ollie Marie Sindle, 90, of Dexter died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. She was born March 28, 1918, in Dover, Ark., daughter of Charlie Franklin and Clemmie Agnes Boze Jones. She and Roy Eugene "Gene" Sindle were married Dec. 21, 1940. He died March 19, 1983...
Births 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
Mesenbrink Daughter to Dean and Alana Mesenbrink of Libby, Mont., St. John's Lutheran Hospital, 8:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. Name, Maura Claire. Weight, 9 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Mesenbrink is the daughter of Rita and Phil Garcia of Jefferson City, Mo., and Bob and Diane Kirkpatrick of Bowling Green, Mo. ...
Celeste Mouser (10/14/08)
Celeste "Tudy" Mouser, 83, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Jesse Masterson (10/14/08)
Jesse Daniel Masterson, 65, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in Fort Madison, Iowa. He was born Sept. 5, 1943, in Bridgeman, Mich., son of Daniel Thomas and Ida Beatrice Lewis Masterson. Masterson worked in the telephone industry and was a member of American Legion Post 63 in Cape Girardeau...
Thomas Eftink (10/14/08)
ORAN, Mo. — Thomas Henry Eftink, 67, of Oran died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Portageville, Mo., son of Henry J. "H.J." and Delpha Kathleen LaFont Eftink. He and Mary Ann Goetz were married April 20,1963...
Ray Wibbenmeyer (10/14/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Ray Wibbenmeyer, 86, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, in Perryville. He was born Nov. 10, 1921, at Biehle, Mo., son of Hugo and Cecelia Lappe Wibbenmeyer. He and Iona Cissell were married June 16, 1950. Wibbenmeyer was a mechanic. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, American Legion Post 133 and Veteran of Foreign Wars...
Albert Deneke (10/14/08)
Albert W. Deneke, 89, of Gordonville passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Gordonville, son of Alvin H. and Lena Sperling Deneke. He and Ruby Neumeyer were married Nov. 21, 1944...
Jacqueline Owens (10/14/08)
Jacqueline Jo Owens, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Delmar Garden on the Green in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born July 31, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of James Tipton and Elsie May Taylor Holder. She and the Rev. Charley Alvin Owens were married Oct. 14, 1978, in Scott City. He died April 16, 1993...
Clarisa Lancaster (10/14/08)
RANDLES — Clarisa Ann Lancaster, 83, of Randles died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, surrounded by her family. She was born March 16, 1925, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of James Wesley and Ethel May Davis Stewart. She has lived in Randles since 1969. She married Robert "Butch" Lancaster on July 19, 1941. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1999...
Blanche Reilly (10/14/08)
GLENALLEN, Mo. — Blanche Margarete Reilly, 91, of Glenallen died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 4, 1917, near Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Greene L. and Blanch Steele Myers. On Feb. 26, 1933, she married Joseph A. Reilly at St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo. He preceded her June 18, 2001...
Fire report 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 4:59 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 7: 29 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Frederick Street...
Police report 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Jennifer L. Welker, 25, 2410 Sunny Lane, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Rick L. Aaron, 33, 713 N. Spanish St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 14, 1983 ORAN, Mo. — Bishop John J. O'Connor, one of five bishops of the Committee on Social Development and World Peace, spoke Thursday at a workshop for the local diocese' parochial teachers; he discussed the American bishops' pastoral letter on nuclear disarmament...
Climate change: So what do we do? Here are some ways to get involved (10/14/08)
The climate that future generations experience depends on us. In a century the temperature will be from a few degrees to as many as 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, depending entirely on us. We can avert the more serious consequences only by acting now...
Cycling enthusiasm (10/14/08)
Organizers of the Tour of Missouri bicycle race across the state have another reason to consider Cape Girardeau as the starting or ending point for next year's race: The participation in and success of the Tour de Cape bicycle race. Local organizers have, over nine years, turned the Tour de Cape event into a highly successful race that this year drew more than 320 cyclists. ...
Speak Out 10/14/08 (10/14/08)
Neighborhood policing IT HAS started again. Somebody on North Ellis Street wants the police to come in and clean up the area. I guarantee you if they do the same residents will be complaining that the police officers are harassing the fine citizens of their neighborhood and targeting them. The police just can't win...
Southeast Missouri Food Bank Hires New Development Director (10/14/08)
Executive Director Karen Green is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Pratt to the staff of Southeast Missouri Food Bank, which has served Southeast Missouri since 1985, bringing together available food resources to assist those living in poverty...
HVAC-R Lends a Helping Hand (10/14/08)
Learning a trade and acquiring technical knowledge is what it is all about at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. Getting the opportunity to use that knowledge to help a local non-profit organization makes it even more rewarding. When the need arose recently, students in the HVAC-R class did just that...
Golden Ticket for Memphis Talent Showcase (10/14/08)
Kevin Harbison of Matthews Mo. received honors as he performed on October 12th an was chosen to advance to the Dreamers Talent Showcase Competition. Kevin holds a once in a lifetime Golden Ticket in the showcase at Dreamers Talent Showcase Competition in Memphis TN...
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