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Stories from Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Briefly (10/22/08)
Roads reduced for MoDOT work today Missouri Department of Transportation crews are working while the weather holds. Work zones will be marked with signs. MoDOT urges drivers to use caution while traveling near the following areas: n U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County will continue to be reduced to one 12-foot lane while MoDOT crews perform drainage work in the northbound and southbound lanes. ...
Conservation department to perform major renovations on Duck Creek Conservation Area (10/22/08)
PUXICO, Mo. -- For more than 50 years, waterfowl, and the hunters who pursue them, have flocked to Duck Creek Conservation Area north of Puxico. The 6,234-acre property has served as a gathering place for millions of migrating waterfowl since it was purchased by the conservation department in 1950 for that very purpose. Additionally, the area has become well known for its Pool 1 fishery, a result of intense management and shallow, clear water that allows vegetation cover to persist...
Federal prosecutor announces voter fraud hot line at Cape Girardeau news conference (10/22/08)
Federal prosecutors are watching for voter fraud or intimidation as the Nov. 4 election approaches and they are asking the public to help. Federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway announced a voter fraud and voter intimidation hot line Wednesday during a news conference in Cape Girardeau. The purpose, she said, is to make sure the upcoming election is fair and that every eligible voter is able to cast his or her ballot with confidence...
Interstate 55 in Scott County reduced to one lane today (10/22/08)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane today until 5:30 p.m. while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform guardrail repairs. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane from Route AB to Route M at Scott City.
Percentage of female juveniles arrested in Cape Girardeau remains steady despite national trends (10/22/08)
Though young females are the fastest growing offenders in the national juvenile justice population, according to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, local numbers do not show a dramatic increase in the amount of girls arrested as juveniles...
Man gets reimbursed for money eaten by mice (10/22/08)
When a customer of First Missouri State Bank recovered a zip-top bag of cash he'd misplaced during the ice storm last winter and the flooding in March, he got an unpleasant surprise. The vinyl bag had been left in a wooden desk, unzipped, and he told Michelle Johns, manager of the Jackson branch, that it had been damaged by rodents...
Engage hiring managers with a strategically written cover letter (10/22/08)
Dear Sam: I think I have a pretty good résumé, but I have no idea where to start when writing a cover letter. Is it necessary to submit a cover letter when applying for a job? I'd prefer to just submit my résumé so I don't have to write a cover letter for every job I am interested in. ...
Seventh annual Cape Girardeau career fair matches employers and job seekers (10/22/08)
After 15 years of working at a nursing home, Pam Henderson said she quit her job because of burnout. The Scott City resident has been looking for employment since June and hoped to find the answer Tuesday at the seventh annual career fair. Henderson admits times are hard on the working class and events like the Career Fair are key to helping them find a job...
Grain bin catches fire near Oran, Mo. (10/22/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Firefighters from several departments worked through the day Monday to battle a grain bin fire near Oran. A call reporting the fire came in around 9:30 a.m., said Jim Watkins, fire chief in Oran. A 50-foot-tall grain bin on County Road 413, southwest of Oran, that stored soybeans had caught fire...
Carole King to visit Cape Girardeau to support Obama (10/22/08)
Grammy winner Carole King will visit Cape Girardeau today as part of a two-day visit to Missouri to support the presidential campaign of Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama. King, known for hit songs such as "It’s Too Late" and "I Feel the Earth Move," will not be performing. ...
Cape Girardeau County prosecutor responds to sex offenders' suit over Halloween activities (10/22/08)
A court date of Oct. 27 has been set in federal court in St. Louis to hear arguments in a recent lawsuit challenging a change in state law regarding sex offenders and attempting to monitor their Halloween activities. The lawsuit involves an argument that vagueness in the statute create a situation where sex offenders do not know what specific Halloween activities are forbidden and that it violates due process by punishing them with a law that went into effect last summer, years after their sentences.. ...
Jackson church to hold chili supper Saturday (10/22/08)
The Jackson Church of the Nazarene at 2245 Old Toll Rd., Jackson will hold a chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Roads reduced for MoDOT work today (10/22/08)
Missouri Department of Transportation crews are working while the weather holds. Work zones will be marked with signs. MoDOT urges drivers to use extreme caution while traveling near the following areas: n U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County will continue to be reduced to one 12-foot lane while MoDOT crews perform drainage work in the northbound and southbound lanes. ...
Dr. John Freeze named to Missouri Dental Board (10/22/08)
Dr. John Freeze, a Cape Girardeau dentist, was appointed Tuesday to a seat on the Missouri Dental Board by Gov. Matt Blunt. Freeze, 56, has practiced dentistry for more than 25 years, and holds an undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. ...
Dexter woman seriously injured in one-car accident (10/22/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter woman was injured Sunday as the vehicle she was driving ran off the left side of the road, struck a fixed object and overturned in a ditch off Highway 25, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The 2004 Ford driven by Karen S. Stevens, 53, was totaled...
Roads high priority in Missouri House's 156th District race (10/22/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- One candidate says the roads in the state's 156th District need to be improved. The other says no one can afford to drive on the roads because of high gas prices. Both candidates for the seat -- Democrat Michael Winder and Republican Shelley Keeney -- say they have traveled the district's roads and have been listening to what people say they expect from the next person to represent them...
Southeast military veteran students sought for Homecoming celebration (10/22/08)
The Southeast Missouri State University Vet Corps needs a few good men and women to help carry a massive U.S. flag during the homecoming parade. SEMO Vet Corps needs 25 military veterans studying at Southeast to pull off the feat, according to organizer Walt Wildman...
Cape Girardeau County Commission candidates cite experience at forum (10/22/08)
When the candidates for Cape Girardeau County Commission took the stage at Tuesday evening's candidate forum, finding some difference with rivals that would help persuade voters proved, at times, to be difficult. The four men seeking the two seats up for grabs Nov. 4 turned to personal experiences, education and personality to promote themselves...
Two teens stabbed in weekend knife fight in Poplar Bluff (10/22/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Poplar Bluff teens are recovering from stab wounds this week following a Saturday night altercation. Both victims, Joshua L. Magill, 17, and Preston D. Russell, 19, were treated and released early Sunday morning from Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center...
Stomping grounds (10/22/08)
Work in progress: Cape Girardeau children's museum plans spring opening (10/22/08)
Dirt and plaster dust cover the floors, hiding splintering wood. Wires hang from the ceiling. Upstairs, cool air rushes through a broken window. Save for some bricks, a tarp and some folding chairs, the wide space is bare. But Martha Brown sees possibilities. ...
Two house fires strike Kennett, Mo., area Saturday night (10/22/08)
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -- Two house fires kept the Kennett Fire Department busy Saturday night. The first fire was called in at 6:44 p.m. and the fire department arrived on scene at 6:49 p.m. The house was at 2309 South Ave. and owned and occupied by Elden Mayberry...
National Park Service moves forward on plan for Gateway Arch grounds (10/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The National Park Service said Tuesday it favors a plan that would allow for changes to the look of the Gateway Arch grounds. The agency's preferred alternative would allow for a design competition to revitalize the park grounds, increase educational opportunities and possibly improve or add visitor amenities, like a restaurant...
Virginia pharmacy refuses to sell contraceptives, even with prescription (10/22/08)
CHANTILLY, Va. -- A new drugstore at a Virginia strip mall is putting its faith in an unconventional business plan: No candy. No sodas. And no birth control. Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy is among at least seven pharmacies across the nation that are refusing as a matter of faith to sell contraceptives of any kind, even if a person has a prescription. ...
Agency calls for crib safety checks after two children die (10/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- A recall of nearly 1.6 million cribs, triggered by the suffocation of two 8-month-old infants, has prompted a government agency to urge parents to inspect older drop-side cribs for safety problems. Both of the suffocations involved infants who became stuck in a gap created when the movable side came off its guide track. The recall was announced Monday...
Obama's financial advantage provides flexibility (10/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- Starting the month with nearly $134 million, Democrat Barack Obama enters the final stretch of the presidential election with a robust ad presence in 18 states and the flexibility to expand if the politics move him. Republican rival John McCain has no wiggle room. With a smaller budget, McCain is looking to stretch his advertising dollar wherever he can...
Simpson trial witness sues Dr. Phil for defamation (10/22/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The memorabilia dealer who led O.J. Simpson to a hotel room where an infamous robbery occurred filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the "Dr. Phil" show claiming his remarks in an interview were spliced to change their meaning. Thomas Riccio, who testified at Simpson's recent kidnapping-robbery trial, sued Philip McGraw -- known on the show as Dr. ...
Fundraising pitch gives alumni blahs (10/22/08)
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- An attempt to reach younger donors with a breezily written letter using the word "blah" 137 times has some Framingham State College alumni questioning the school's professionalism and judgment. The letter was sent to about 6,000 graduates who hadn't donated to the school. It used standard fundraising pitches, interspersed with sentences of nothing but "blah."...
Utah geologists find truth behind desert potholes: Dinosaurs (10/22/08)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Geologists say they have discovered prehistoric animal tracks so densely packed on a 3/4-acre site that they're calling it a "dinosaur dance floor." The site, previously thought to be a natural phenomenon along the Arizona-Utah state line, offers a rich new set of clues about the lives of dinosaurs 190 million years ago...
India launches moon mission in Asian space race (10/22/08)
NEW DELHI -- Scientists have better maps of Mars than the moon, but India hopes to change that with its first lunar mission. Chandrayaan-1 -- which means "Moon Craft" in ancient Sanskrit -- launched from the Sriharikota space center in southern India early this morning in a two-year mission to lay the groundwork for further Indian space expeditions...
U.S. drops terror charges against five Guantanamo detainees (10/22/08)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. military abruptly dropped charges against five Guantanamo Bay detainees, including one who allegedly plotted to detonate a "dirty bomb" in the U.S., after a prosecutor accused the military of suppressing evidence that could have helped clear them...
Scott City volleyball collects 30th victory (10/22/08)
Brooke Simpson put down nine kills to go with five aces and five digs to lead the Scott City volleyball team to win No. 30 this season. The Rams went on the road and moved past Central in two games Tuesday. Katie Diebold recorded eight assists, four aces and six digs, while Anna Laitinen finished with seven kills, three block kills and 10 digs for Scott City (30-1-3)...
Kelly's No. 1 fan: Moore is better, thanks to grandma's commitment (10/22/08)
BENTON — When Kelly's Katee Moore was told by her doctors last March that her softball career was over because she had an unrepairable tear in her rotator cuff, Moore's grandmother, Patsy Moore, stepped in. Patsy began visiting Katee's house every morning to light a candle and say a prayer for her granddaughter to be healed so she could play ball again...
ND's Morrill finds year of watching, learning is paying off (10/22/08)
Jane Morrill will enjoy a vastly different view at this year's state softball tournament. The Notre Dame junior only saw limited action as a sub in the Class 3 third-place game during last year's trip to the final four. This year she will be in the starting lineup when the Bulldogs take the field Friday for their Class 3 semifinal against Kirksville at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph...
Tigers change punt style to limit returns (10/22/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two weeks ago, Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert set the school career scoring record. In that game, his job description also expanded. Wolfert punted five times in losses to Oklahoma State and top-ranked Texas, drawing on his soccer background to minimize returns. After taking the snap, he rolls out in the direction of either sideline and tries to take advantage of misdirection and a roll with a low effort...
Redhawks spikers drop fifth consecutive match (10/22/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team suffered its fifth straight loss Tuesday night. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, a first-year Division I program and a future Ohio Valley Conference member, beat host Southeast 20-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-21...
Cards to cut ties with Mulder (10/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals intend to cut ties with often-injured left-hander Mark Mulder, paying a $1.5 million buyout rather than exercising an $11 million option on his contract. General manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday he sent a letter to Mulder's agent, Gregg Clifton, informing him of the franchise's intention. The Cardinals had until Nov. 15 to notify Mulder...
Young lefties will meet in Series opener (10/22/08)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Even as teenagers, Scott Kazmir and Cole Hamels were linked by their left arms. A pair of high school pitchers brimming with promise, both slotted for the first round of the 2002 amateur draft. When they got picked two spots apart, the comparisons were inevitable...
Artistry on a roll: A look at today's wallpaper (10/22/08)
Remember wallpaper? For many of us, the word evokes prim florals draping grandma's boudoir or a parade of dancing vegetables across the kitchen wall. But today's papers are worlds removed -- sophisticated, color-smart sheets of art that may banish any memories of bad taste or boredom...
Recipe Swap: Recipes from a Naylor cookbook (10/22/08)
Another first-place rating for the Cape Central Marching Tigers. The band took two first-place ratings at the Potosi, Mo., band festival, one in the preliminary competition and again in the finals.We were up against a large school that did a good job as well, so we were uncertain about the results until the judges' announcement. ...
Mildred Vaughn (10/22/08)
Mildred M. Vaughn, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
James Laseter (10/22/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James Alton Laseter, 58, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of James Franklin and Anna Helen Golightly Laseter. Laseter was employed several years at Tetra Pak. He was a member of Miner Baptist Church...
Alice Lawson (10/22/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alice E. Lawson, 90, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Carbondale, Ill. She and Thomas W. Lawson were married Jan. 20, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. Lawson was a member of Anna First Baptist Church...
Verna Myers (10/22/08)
Verna Myers, 88, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Old Appleton, Mo., daughter of Andrew and Hannah Oehl Neislein. She and Paul D. "Shorty" Myers were married Oct. 5, 1936, in Longtown, Mo. He passed away April 1, 1977...
Cleda Duvall (10/22/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cleda M. Duvall, 89, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 22, 1919, at Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Alfred and Maude Watts Mudge. She and John H. Duvall were married Aug. 22, 1936. He died Nov. 17, 1989...
Births 10/22/2008 (10/22/08)
Kennedy Daughter to Eddie and Lynda Kennedy of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. Name, Olivia Grace. Weight, 5 pounds, 12 ounces. Fourth child, third daughter. Mrs. Kennedy is the former Lynda Moore, daughter of Syble Moore of Advance. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy are employed by K&K Construction...
Police report 10/22/2008 (10/22/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n David E. Popp, 43, 1104 Themis St., was arrested on a warrant for probation violation. n Shanell L. Russell, 25, of Hayti, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for probation revocation for stealing...
Fire report 10/22/2008 (10/22/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighter's responded to the following calls Monday: n At 7:31 p.m., an alarm at 2620 Marlin Drive. n At 10 p.m., an alarm at 316 S. Lorimier St. n At 5:41 a.m., an alarm at 621 Sycamore St. n At 7:38 a.m., an alarm at 244 S. Mount Auburn Road...
Out of the past 10/22/08 (10/22/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 22, 1983 Police are seeking leads in a burglary at a Cape Girardeau store in which merchandise valued at almost $11,000 was taken; employees of Bob's Shoe Service, 515 Broadway, speculate burglars used a truck or van to haul away jeans, shirts, boots, belts and belt buckles...
Immigration disappears as discussion topic in this election campaign (10/22/08)
Do you find it troubling that the controversial issue of illegal immigration has not been a part of the presidential campaign? To the best of my limited memory, not one single question concerning immigration has surfaced in any of the three presidential debates, and not one headline has explored the positions of each candidate on illegal immigration...
Proposition B's real intent is to force union on home caretakers (10/22/08)
On Nov. 4, Missouri voters will be asked to pass Proposition B, known as the Quality Home Care Act. The brief description of the proposition presented on the ballot reads like a godsend to the older adult and disabled communities, citing the creation of a Missouri home-care council and a few other things that seem either positive, or at least innocent enough. After reading the limited amount of information on the ballot, who wouldn't vote for such a measure?...
Gas prices (10/22/08)
Gasoline prices have dropped dramatically in recent weeks, falling well below $3 a gallon. In light of the trend for the past eight years of higher gas prices, the dip is a welcome bit of relief for motorists. It's an interesting part of human nature how we relate to such things as under-$3-a-gallon gas. Not too long we would have thought paying more than $2 a gallon was outrageous. After seeing pump prices at the $4-a-gallon mark, we are breathing a collective sigh of relief these days...
State law allows dog to be shot (10/22/08)
To the editor: Cape Girardeau County has no leash law for dogs. My family, until Sunday, had three dogs. One was a miniature dachshund that weighed 12 pounds. On Sunday while we were at church our neighbor shot and killed our dog because, he said, she was attacking him while he was on his riding lawnmower...
Speak Out 10/22/08 (10/22/08)
Back to normal OH THAT the election was tomorrow and that the TV ads would fade to a distant memory. I'll be glad when it's over. I'd like to read less of this bickering and fighting and get back to a normal life again. Parents' music THE PROBLEMS with the music at school and youth dances will never stop. ...
Local Church Shuts Down Sunday Service to Serve the Fruitland-Jackson Community (10/22/08)
THANK YOU, thank you, thankyou......... (10/22/08)
Weather had canceled two previous dates that were chosen for the annual fundraiser, Raising the Roof Sock Hop which 100% of the funds raised are donated to The Cape Area Family Resource Center. The weather had nearly won but staff and organizers are determined to carry on...
2nd Annual Sock Hop (10/22/08)
Come dance your socks off at the 2nd Annual Sock Hop to benefit the Cape Area Family Resource Center. Break out your poodle skirts, jeans, and penny loafers and get ready to have the time of your life with old fashioned sock hop fun which includes great food from several area restaurants, an art show, silent auction, costume & jitter bug contests. Hosted by staff of the Rose Bed Inn located at the Resource Center, 1202 South Sprigg Street...
Clifford, the Humane Society's Featured Pet (10/22/08)
Clifford is a 7 month-old Great Pyrenees mix. If you are looking for a large dog, Clifford is for you! He is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837, Mon-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm.
Oran Fire District at Grain Bin Fire (10/22/08)
Oran's pumper 1460 spent eight hours supplying water to firefighters working to extinguish a grain bin fire on Scott County Road 413. Fire agencies from Oran, Scott County Rural, NBC, Morley, Chaffee, Advance, Bell City, Perkins and Sikeston DPS worked inside the bin in full turnout gears including breathing apparatus...
APPLES (10/22/08)
''BRNLIE'' MY GRANDDAUGHTER HELPING GRANDPA PICKING APPLES''
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