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Stories from Saturday, October 25, 2008

Purcell to appeal Sunshine ruling (10/25/08)
Associate Commissioner Jay Purcell's attorney vowed Friday to fight on despite a court ruling that turned back almost every legal point in his case alleging Sunshine Law violations by the Cape Girardeau County Commission. In his ruling, Associate Circuit Judge Stephen Mitchell of Stoddard County declared he found no purposeful or knowing violation of the Sunshine Law when the commission went behind closed doors April 17...
Union County state's attorney indicted on firearms charge (10/25/08)
Southeast Missourian A grand jury in Union County, Ill., has indicted Union County State's Attorney Allen W. James on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from a March 19 incident. John Womick, attorney for James, said his client had been advised he could carry a gun for protection in and around the Union County Courthouse and that the case boiled down to a difference in interpretation of the statute covering unlawful use of a weapon...
Greenville, Mo., man sentenced to life in prison for 2005 murder (10/25/08)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Greenville man who killed his wife will spend the rest of his life in prison. Bud D. Wood, 28, withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court to first-degree murder. He admitted shooting 24-year-old Jennifer Schree Brooks Wood on Nov. 11, 2005...
Scott County GOP hopes to defy past (10/25/08)
If Scott County voters elect even one Republican on Nov. 4, it would buck a long-standing tradition that has seen few GOP candidates defeat Democrats on the county level. "While voters in the county tend to vote more Republican in state and national races, it's puzzling why they vote Democrat on the local level," said Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn, who is running unopposed for his seat in the 1st District. ...
After decades of organizing Southeast's Homecoming, Jane Stacy gets her due (10/25/08)
The tables have turned for Jane Stacy. After 35 years of helping organize Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming, Stacy is being honored herself. On Friday, she received an Alumni Merit Award. Today she will serve as grand marshal during the Homecoming parade...
Girl Scout leader receives top honor at Zonta luncheon (10/25/08)
Denise Stewart walked away with the top prize at the Zonta Women of Achievement Luncheon Friday. The former executive director of the Girl Scouts of the Otahki Council moved to Little Rock, Ark., in September, but returned to Cape Girardeau for the honor. She is now the first president and chief executive officer of Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas...
Awaiting new letters (10/25/08)
Palin says Obama hiding true tax plans (10/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Friday accused Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of hiding his true intentions when it comes to tax policy, calling him "Barack the wealth-spreader." Speaking to thousands of supporters in the parking lot of a sporting goods store, Palin said Obama has tried to hide his support for wealth redistribution from voters. ...
Fla. man lives among the chads of 2000 election (10/25/08)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It's been eight years since the recount of the 2000 Florida election, but Jim Dobyns is still living with chads. One waited for him when he went to clean the top of the microwave. He found another by the coffee table. And when he was petting his cat recently he plucked one of the manila-colored flakes from its fur...
Engineers allowing young train fans access can pose dangerous distraction (10/25/08)
CHICAGO -- For young fans of trains, getting an up-close look at the massive machinery can be a dream fulfilled. For train workers, indulging the children' fantasies can be an ego boost. To rail officials, it's distressing, forbidden and potentially deadly...
Bush supports Albania, Croatia entering NATO (10/25/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush signed papers Friday to formally declare U.S. support of NATO membership for Albania and Croatia. At a White House ceremony, Bush signed accession protocols that moved the two Balkan countries one step closer to membership in the expanding military alliance...
World market losses rattle U.S. investors (10/25/08)
NEW YORK -- If ever a 300-point loss on Wall Street could be a good thing, it was Friday. Wall Street started the day with a nervous eye on how far stocks would have to fall before triggering emergency trading halts. They ended the session relieved, even though the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 312, or 3.6 percent, its lowest finish since the financial crisis began six weeks ago...
U.N. aids Iraqi Christians chased from Mosul (10/25/08)
BAGHDAD -- The U.N. refugee agency said Friday that it was rushing aid to thousands of Christians who fled a northern Iraqi city, while a prominent Shiite cleric appealed for unity as lawmakers consider a U.S.-Iraq security deal. Some 13,000 Christians have been chased away by threats and extremist attacks in Mosul this month, said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees...
Iraqis have money, lack spending know-how (10/25/08)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's government has an unusual money problem as much of the world grapples with a credit crunch -- it can't spend its oil riches fast enough. The U.S. is trying to change that by training Iraqi bureaucrats struggling to emerge from a centralized system in which nearly all decisions -- from where to build a water treatment plant to which workers would do the job -- came from the top...
Stephen Hawking to retire from post (10/25/08)
CAMBRIDGE, England -- Famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking will retire from his prestigious post at Cambridge University next year, but intends to continue his exploration of time and space. Hawking, 66, is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a title once held by the great 18th-century physicist Isaac Newton. The university said Friday that he would step down at the end of the academic year in September but would continue working as Emeritus Lucasian Professor of Mathematics...
Notre Dame reaches Class 3 final in 13-inning thriller (10/25/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Notre Dame senior Nikki Chambers started on the bench in Friday's Class 3 semifinal game against Kirksville. But by the top of the 13th inning, she stepped to the plate with a chance to be the hero. Chambers dropped down a suicide-squeeze bunt to the right of the mound with one out in the 13th inning and the score tied 2-2...
Zweigart runs wild in Jackson's 27-3 victory (10/25/08)
JACKSON -- Mitchell McCulley called it. On Jackson's second play of the second half, Adam Zweigart fumbled and Rockwood Summit recovered. No worries. Jackson's Marcus Harris intercepted a pass on the next play and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown...
Scott City claims playoff spot, may win district crown (10/25/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City senior running back Jacob Campbell had a career performance Friday night as the Rams clinched a playoff berth and closed in on a district title. Campbell was quick to give a major assist to his offensive line. "You could drive a truck through some of the holes," Campbell said...
Reinagel survives tight spots for 27th victory (10/25/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Notre Dame pitcher Lauren Reinagel improved to 27-0 this season by beating Kirksville in a Class 3 state semifinal Friday. Win No. 27 certainly was the most difficult victory yet for the talented right-handed junior. Reinagel entered the contest with mind-boggling numbers. Besides her perfect record, she has nine no-hitters, two perfect games and entered Friday with a 0.14 ERA...
Perryville earns spot in playoffs (10/25/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The Pirates are in the playoffs. Perryville has distanced itself from a six-game losing streak with a 2-0 start in Class 3 District 1. With the 28-6 victory Friday night against Dexter, Perryville (3-6) clinched a berth in the Missouri State High School Activities Association's new state playoff system, which takes two teams from each district and added a regional round before the sectionals...
Klipfel provides timely glove (10/25/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Kelly right fielder Carissa Klipfel takes her role seriously. The junior starts on defense and has only 11 at-bats this season. Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge chooses to use a designated hitter to bat in Klipfel's spot in the lineup. But Klipfel showed Friday why Ratledge uses her in the field...
Central doubles exits tourney (10/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- The inclement weather at the Cooper Tennis Complex was a common topic of conversation Friday at the Missouri girls tennis tournament. But the 40-degree temperature, the blustery winds and even a spit or two of wet snow was just what the doctor ordered for Central senior Christen Edmonds...
Kelly stops Early's late threat, reaches Class 2 final (10/25/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Kelly pitcher Danielle Dock learned Friday that the final out in a state tournament game is the most difficult one to record. Dock brought a two-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning of a Class 2 semifinal game against Marion C. Early...
Eureka pummels Central from start (10/25/08)
Despite a good second-half performance, Central saw its playoff hopes disappear with its loss to Eureka on Friday night. The third play from scrimmage was telling of the kind of night it would be for the Tigers. Quarterback Andrew Williams threw a swing pass that ricocheted off an unsuspecting Cantrell Andrews' helmet and into the arms of a Eureka defender for an interception...
Eagle Ridge reaches state title contest (10/25/08)
The Eagle Ridge boys soccer team will play for a state championship today. The Eagles routed Grandview 9-0 on Friday in the semifinals of the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association tournament. The Eagles will play Faith Community for the title at 9 a.m. today in Joplin...
Redhawks end skid against OVC leader (10/25/08)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team snapped a five-match losing streak by beating the Ohio Valley Conference's first-place squad. Southeast knocked off host Morehead State on Friday night 25-23, 25-21, 16-25, 26-24. The Redhawks improved to 8-11 overall and 6-5 in OVC play. The Eagles fell to 18-5 and 9-2...
OVC-leader Tennessee State visits struggling Redhawks (10/25/08)
Tennessee State football coach James Webster can't imagine his Ohio Valley Conference-leading Tigers overlooking Southeast Missouri State. Not considering the type of parity Webster believes rules in the OVC this year. Two results from last Saturday might just prove Webster's point...
We cannot hide from God what we can from everyone else (10/25/08)
When I was a kid I wondered how Mom always knew when I was getting into something I should not. My brother and I thought we were ingenious at hiding stuff, but Mom seemed to have a sixth sense of knowing when we were either doing something we weren't supposed to or hiding something. Her ability was amazing. Then I became a parent and realized kids don't hide stuff well...
Area chapters of Christian Bowhunters Association aiming for the heart (10/25/08)
Four years ago, residents from two Southeast Missouri communities turned their passion for bow hunting into a way to reach others for Christ. By forming local chapters of the 2,000-member Christian Bowhunters Association, the groups from Jackson and St. Mary, Mo., have used monthly meetings, archery competitions and wild game dinners to continue their vision of using their hobby to spread the gospel in a Christ-based, family-friendly environment...
Church briefs 10/25/08 (10/25/08)
Jackson church to hold chili-stew supper St. John's United Church of Christ in Jackson will hold a chili-stew supper at 4 p.m. today. The event is sponsored by the church's Ladies Fellowship. First Presbyterian to host benefit supper First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau will host a handbell choir from St. ...
Reflections: You can't afford the luxury of giving up (10/25/08)
After talking with many widows and widowers, I know they share the same desire: just a little more time with their loved one. "I lived with him for 50 years," one woman said, "but I would give anything for just one more hour." Spouses often take one another for granted. You think you're both going to be around forever sometimes. Many have related how their life has changed since the death of their spouse...
James Colyer (10/25/08)
James William "J.W." Colyer was born and later died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Survivors include his parents, James C. and Christy Foeste Colyer of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Jordan, Bailey and Reese; maternal grandparents, Bill and Jane Foeste of Olive Branch, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Ron and Lynn Colyer of Columbia, Ill.; and great-grandmothers, Wilma Colyer of McClure, Ill., and Emily Camp of Dupo, Ill...
Lila Blythe (10/25/08)
Lila Genevieve Blythe, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Juanita McDonald (10/25/08)
Juanita McDonald, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Henrietta Kammler (10/25/08)
Henrietta M. Kammler, 86, of Trilla, Ill., formerly of Belleville, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, Ill. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in St. Louis, daughter of Herbert and Frieda Huebner Daley. Henrietta was a former member of Christ United Church of Christ in Belleville and a current member of Martinsville United Methodist Church. She was involved in home extension and was a Sunday school teacher more than 20 years...
Hayden Pogue (10/25/08)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- M. Hayden Pogue, 80, of Fredericktown died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 25, 1928, in Madison County, Mo., son of Claude and Ethel Lashley Pogue. He and Opal Wagganer were married Sept. 20, 1945, in Madison County...
Louise Baker (10/25/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Louise Baker, 82, of Anna died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Dongola, Ill., to Edward and Velva Lentz Baker. Baker was a member of the Church of Christ in Anna. She worked at Anna Shoe Factory, Stoners Restaurant, and many years at Davis Pastry, all in Anna...
Vernon Guth (10/25/08)
Vernon H. Guth, 88, of Festus, Mo., formerly of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away quietly at his home Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. He was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Raddle, Ill., son of Otto and Paula Fuehler Guth. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, the love of his life for 47 years; a sister, Wanda Eichkoff of Raleigh, N.C.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, G.A. and Mary Sue Schaefer of Crystal City, Mo.; nieces and nephews...
William Dannenmueller (10/25/08)
BILOXI, Miss. -- William Joseph Dannenmueller, 65, loving father and grandfather, died Thursday, October 23, 2008, at his home in Biloxi. He was born July 1, 1943, in New Hamburg, Mo., son of the late Cornelius and Marie Jansen Dannenmueller. William was a U.S. ...
Lonnie Freed (10/25/08)
Lonnie Murl Freed, 82, of Scott City died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 27, 1926, in Hagarville, Ark., son of Arch Monroe and Nettie Lou Stone Freed. He and Laverne Patrick were married Dec. 12, 1951, in Piggott, Ark...
Births 10/25/2008 (10/25/08)
Bashir Daughter to Talat M. and Naheed T. Bashir of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. Name, Zainab Alam. Weight, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Fourth daughter. Mrs. Bashir is the former Naheed Kausar, daughter of Irshad Begum of Cape Girardeau. She is a physician. Bashir is the son of the late Alam Bashir. He is a lawyer...
Fire report 10/25/2008 (10/25/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 12:47 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 1:07 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Ellis Street. n At 2:35 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Dearmont Circle...
Police report 10/25/2008 (10/25/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Jason E. Lashley, 30, 1105 Giboney Ave., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for probation violation for stealing. n A 14-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court for stealing, property damage and receiving stolen property...
Out of the past 10/25/08 (10/25/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 25, 1983 Several members of the Jackson varsity football squad received burns from contact with lime used to paint the field lines for Friday's contest with Charleston, Mo.; players with the worst burns, second degree in small spots, were linebackers Tom Sawyer and Jeff Hurst and nose guard Ron Brown...
Homecoming (10/25/08)
Today is Homecoming at Southeast Missouri State University, a special day set aside for alumni of the university to enjoy special events and activities spread over several days, including honors for several alumni who have, through their activities and careers, brought honor and esteem to their alma mater...
Speak Out 10/25/08 (10/25/08)
Campaign costs HAS ANYONE wondered how much money and resources it took for the vice president to come to Cape Girardeau for a two-hour private political fundraiser for Peter Kinder? Law enforcement from two counties and three cities were needed, not to mention the numerous federal tax dollars spent for all the security and air and ground transportation and additional personnel. ...
Neal E. Boyd (10/25/08)
THE'' USS MOUND CITY'' IN THE CIVIL WAR (10/25/08)
October Sky (10/25/08)
Rose Garden (10/25/08)
Rose Buds in October (10/25/08)
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