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Stories from Monday, May 4, 2009

Wastewater fees discussed, stimulus projects OK'd by council (05/04/09)
A proposal to increase dumping fees for wastewater haulers drew objections Monday night at the Cape Girardeau City Council meeting as septic cleaners and a portable toilet provider asked for relief. The city has allowed companies operating in Southeast Missouri to deliver truckloads of waste to the sewage plant at 429 Cooper St. for a flat fee of $10. The fee has remained unchanged since 1991 despite the use of larger tanker trucks to collect and dispose of the waste...
St. Vincent de Paul ceremony honors Mary in May (05/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rain shortened the annual May Procession of St. Vincent de Paul School students, but it didn't shrink the ceremony. The Rev. Henry Grodecki said the intent of the Perryville tradition did not change once it moved to St. Vincent de Paul from The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal...
Contact DNA test next step in Mischelle Lawless investigation (05/04/09)
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter hopes contact DNA analysis will help to narrow the field in the search for killer in the Mischelle Lawless case, after DNA testing on blood evidence and other DNA material in the case has failed to pinpoint any one individual.
Perryville woman injured in Sunday evening crash (05/04/09)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. - A Perryville woman sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Route K Sunday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website reported that at around 6:01 p.m. a 16-year-old female was traveling two-and-a-half miles south of Interstate 55 when the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse she was driving ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert. ...
Partial transcript of Ellison's prison phone call (05/04/09)
Authorities allege Max Ellison Jr., a former Stoddard County sheriff's deputy, killed Cape Girardeau woman Deborah Martin in 1979, in part based on a phone call Ellison made to Ralph Mouser, former Stoddard County sheriff, from a federal prison in 1985...
Man offers use of his golf course to seniors (05/04/09)
FAIRDEALING, Mo. -- No commute. No tee times. No impatient golfers waiting one hole back. This is what Fairdealing resident Herbert Webb looks forward to every time he steps out his front door and onto his very own course to tee off for nine relaxing holes of golf. And it is something the 74-year-old would like to share with other seniors...
Local hospitals report area aware, not scared of flu virus (05/04/09)
People living in Southeast Missouri appear to be taking reports of a new flu virus in stride. While hospital officials from New York to California say emergency rooms are being swamped by frightened patients, Cape Girardeau's hospitals are not seeing that...
4 whooping cough cases reported (05/04/09)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Jasper County Health Department has confirmed four cases of whooping cough in the area and is investigating four additional cases. All of the cases were reported in Jasper County in April with the first case April 16. The cases have been reported in residents ranging from infants through senior citizens...
Mo. man treats mental illness with self-awareness (05/04/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When he was 14, Jacob Zagorac was diagnosed as being bipolar and having attention deficit disorder. That was his first mental health diagnosis. During the next 14 years, nine more would follow. He was diagnosed with conditions including having multiple-personality disorder, having adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, social anxiety disorder, major, severe and chronic depression, general anxiety disorder and dissociative disorder...
Phone fee changes hung up in Mo. Senate (05/04/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Think your telephone bill is too high? Your phone company might agree. For every minute on many long-distance calls you make, your phone company is paying another phone company for your privilege to chat. Some telecommunications companies think they are being charged too much by their rivals...
Motorcycle gang investigated in deaths of two St. Louis men (05/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A motorcycle gang called the Invaders has been at the center of separate investigations into the 2007 deaths of two St. Louis-area men and the disappearance of the third, a newspaper says. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that court documents the newspaper obtained showed that for more than a year investigators have suspected members of the gang of killing Randy Greenman, 39, and George Whitter, 36...
Ethanol test for Obama on climate change, science (05/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's commitment to take on climate change and put science over politics is about to be tested as his administration faces a politically sensitive question about the widespread use of ethanol: Does it help or hurt the fight against global warming?...
Dr Pepper artifact may reveal soft drink's origin (05/04/09)
DALLAS -- Poking through antiques stores while traveling through the Texas Panhandle, Bill Waters stumbled across a tattered old ledger book filled with formulas. He bought it for $200, suspecting he could resell it for five times that. Turns out, his inkling about the book's value was more spot on than he knew. The Tulsa, Okla., man eventually discovered the book came from the Waco, Texas, drugstore where Dr Pepper was invented and includes a recipe titled "D Peppers Pepsin Bitters."...
Fiat CEO aiming to create global auto powerhouse (05/04/09)
ROME -- Fiat Group SpA will be on the path to becoming a global automotive powerhouse if Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has his way. Marchionne is set to meet Monday in Berlin with German economic and foreign ministers to discuss Fiat's offer for General Motors Europe's German unit, Opel...
Obama to crack down on business taxes (05/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans changes to tax policy certain to be unpopular with corporations with international divisions and individuals who use tax havens. Obama's two-part plan, which he is slated to unveil at the White House on Monday, also calls for 800 new federal tax agents to enforce the system...
For next justice Senators want someone with "broad experience" (05/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's search to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter should extend beyond the current roster of federal judges, senators from both political parties said Sunday. "I would like to see more people from outside the judicial monastery, somebody who has had some real-life experience, not just as a judge," said Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings when Obama makes his nomination...
Colorado considers ending death penalty, using savings to investigate cold cases (05/04/09)
DENVER -- Colorado is one of 10 states that have considered abolishing the death penalty this year to save money, but Colorado's proposal has a twist: It would use the savings to investigate about 1,400 unsolved slayings. The measure has sparked fierce debate between prosecutors and some victims' families. Prosecutors want to keep capital punishment as an option for heinous crimes, and they say the bill has raised unrealistic hopes about solving cold cases...
Gray wolves no longer protected in some areas of U.S. (05/04/09)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wolves in parts of the Northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region come off the endangered species list today, opening them to public hunts in some states for the first time in decades. Federal officials say the population of gray wolves in those areas has recovered and is large enough to survive on its own. The animals were listed as endangered in 1974, after they had been wiped out across the lower 48 states by hunting and government-sponsored poisoning...
Fiat eyes new company with GM Europe, Chrysler (05/04/09)
ROME -- Fiat Group SpA confirmed Sunday it was in talks to acquire General Motor's European operations with the aim of possibly creating a new company to also include its newly acquired Chrysler automaker. Combined, the new automaker would have $105 billion in annual revenue, Fiat said in a statement...
First quarter shows hint of recovery (05/04/09)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- First-quarter earnings so far from across the market are coming in better than expected -- largely as a result of a low bar. The results have some people now uttering economic buzzwords like "deceleration," "signs of recovery," "the bottom" and the very precise "less bad."...
New swine flu cases in U.S., Europe and Latin America (05/04/09)
MEXICO CITY -- The swine flu epidemic spread deeper into the United States, Europe and Latin America -- and in Canada, back to pigs -- even as Mexico's health chief hinted Sunday it may soon be time to reopen businesses and schools in the nation where the outbreak likely began...
China quarantines more than 70 Mexican travelers (05/04/09)
BEIJING -- More than 70 Mexican travelers have been quarantined in hospitals and hotels in China as part of sweeping anti-swine flu measures, the country's ambassador to Beijing said Sunday. Mexicans were being asked to identify themselves on arriving flights and isolated from other travelers after landing, Mexican ambassador Jorge Guajardo said in an interview...
Protests erupt in Nepal after prime minister fires army chief (05/04/09)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepal's prime minister fired the army chief Sunday after a struggle over admitting former Maoist rebel fighters to the military, sparking mass protests and jeopardizing the survival of the country's first elected government. President Ram Baran Yadav, meanwhile, rejected the ouster of army chief, Rookmangud Katawal, in a letter, calling it unconstitutional. ...
Six hikers die in avalanche in Alps (05/04/09)
INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Six people were killed when an avalanche trapped them under eight feet of snow as they hiked in the Alps of Western Austria, according to authorities. A 45-year-old man was the sole survivor when the group was hit by the avalanche at an altitude of about 9,850 feet rescuers said Sunday...
Southeast softball stretches streak to 15 games (05/04/09)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team waited out a rain delay of nearly three hours to end the regular season with one of the program's longest winning streaks. Southeast slipped past host Tennessee State 8-7 on Sunday to complete a three-game Ohio Valley Conference sweep...
Rain washes away finale of series against EIU (05/04/09)
Southeast Missouri State hoped to salvage something from its three-game Ohio Valley Conference baseball series against Eastern Illinois. The Redhawks never got the chance as Sunday's series finale at Capaha Field was rained out. It will not be made up, per OVC rules...
Rams place priority on proctecting Bulger (05/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- It's early May, so Marc Bulger can afford to be optimistic about the St. Louis Rams' changes. Not too optimistic. The Rams have made several upgrades on offense, signing big-ticket free agent center Jason Brown and drafting tackle Jason Smith with the second pick. They've added a fullback and a blocking tight end to protect their highest-paid player...
Redbirds must find makeup date for Nationals (05/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- John Lannan was prepared to face the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Instead, the Washington Nationals left-hander waited out a nearly 2-hour rain delay, then turned his attention to watching video of an unexpected opponent. Sunday's scheduled game between the Cardinals and Nationals was postponed by rain after a delay of 1 hour, 54 minutes. Lannan's start was pushed back to tonight, when he'll face the Houston Astros at Nationals Park...
O'Hair figures out winning at Quail Hollow Championship (05/04/09)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Standing on the 18th tee, Sean O'Hair asked his caddie where he stood in the Quail Hollow Championship and got word that he had a one-shot lead. "Over who?" O'Hair replied. It wasn't Tiger Woods. It might not have mattered. Five weeks after blowing a five-shot lead at Bay Hill against the world's No. 1 player, O'Hair was determined to keep putting himself in contention until he figured out how to win down the stretch...
Future uncertain for Derby champ (05/04/09)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Mine That Bird stood regally, his ears pricked, his gaze fixed on the rows of clicking cameras. Then the 50-1 upset winner of the Kentucky Derby put his head down and began munching on grass, leaving his human handlers still in shock about his stunning 6 3/4-length victory a day earlier...
Nutt wins recruiting battle on home front (05/04/09)
It sounds like the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program is getting a pretty good new player without having to even use a scholarship. Coach Dickey Nutt's son, Lucas, a senior at Jonesboro (Ark.) High School, will play for his father as a walk-on next season...
Talking shop with Jason Wray, owner of Creative Edge in Jackson (05/04/09)
Creative Edge is celebrating its 10th year in business. The full-service marketing and video production agency serves mostly real estate clients, though it has clients in a range of other industries. Business editor Brian Blackwell recently sat down with owner Jason Wray to learn more about the company's rise from a house to a 14,000-square-foot facility in Jackson, where its 14 employees work. ...
Strategic plan discussed at First Friday Coffee (05/04/09)
Revitalization was the topic of discussion at last week's First Friday Coffee. Old Town Cape executive director Marla Mills held another discussion on the plan to revitalize sections of downtown Cape Girardeau. Regardless of how many times such meetings are held the public never seems to tire of learning more about ambitious plans to transform the downtown into an amazing place to work, play and visit...
People on the move 5-4 (05/04/09)
Two Cape Girardeau wine distributors earn distinction Johanna Boslin and Steve Kirchhoff of Cape Girardeau have been awarded an exclusive wholesale and retail distributorship of Durso Hills wines for the Cape Girardeau, Jackson and surrounding area. All Durso Hills wines are estate-bottled from Durso Hills vineyards in Madison County, Mo...
Mildred M. Miget (05/04/09)
Mildred Miget PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mildred M. Miget, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. with a rosary at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville...
Shelley Jean Nichols (05/04/09)
Shelley Nichols Shelley Jean Nichols, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at LaCroix United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ron Watts officiating...
Kenneth R. Brown (05/04/09)
Kenneth Brown Kenneth R. Brown, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Cypress, Ill., son of Jess Eugene and Daisy M. Davis Brown. He and Carol Pippins Brown were married Nov. 24, 1956, in Corinth, Miss...
Dorothy Menz (05/04/09)
Dorothy Menz CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dorothy L. Menz, 78, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 30, 1930, the daughter of John and Mary Annie Sadler Gramlisch. She married John Menz on Jan. 13, 1947. She was a retired assembly line worker for Roeper Corp. in Bradley, Ill., and a member of First Assembly of God in Chaffee, Mo...
Police report 5/4/09 (05/04/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Jackson
Fire report 5/4/09 (05/04/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 5/4/09 (05/04/09)
25 years ago: May 4, 1984 The Cape Girardeau Multipurpose Building Committee recommends that the St. Louis architectural firm of Hastings and Civetta be hired to design a new civic arena for the community, now that the Missouri General Assembly has approved state funding for the facility...
MOTHER'S DAY GIFT BENEFITS D.A.R.E. PROGRAM (05/04/09)
Don't know what to get Mom for her special day May 10? Come to Franklin School on May 9 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. for a family photo to give to her for Mother's Day! Any size family or families with pets are welcome. A 10" by 13" photo is only $10 and benefits the D.A.R.E. program in private and public schools in Cape Girardeau. Programming expenses for the D.A.R.E. program come from donations...
When will the Killing End? (05/04/09)
(A desperate plea for justice and humanity and decency in the treatment of our 4-legged friends) I love dogs in general and Beagles in particular at least as much as the next person. Which is why, at the moment, my heart feels heavy when I consider the steady hum of what has been going on for years... and what has increased in volume to a deafening roar of late. In a word, the state of the shelter system in the U.S. is simply atrocious...
Calling all 96th Divion Vets (05/04/09)
Calling all veterans of the 96th Infantry Division! The veterans of the 96th Infantry Division. nicknamed the Deadeyes, will have their annual reunion in Branson, Missouri, July 23 to 27, 2009. It is our fifth reunion in Missouri, including the first one in 1958. ...
Yellow finches out in Saxony Villages (05/04/09)
Yellow finches out in Saxony Villages
Gotta' Love those ears! German Shepherd Puppies Posing (05/04/09)
Five of a litter of twelve solid black german shepherd puppies pause for a photo opportunity on the porch of their breeder Karen Belcher.
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