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Trans Siberian Orchestra bringing fan from east to Cape (11/01/04)
While some in Southeast Missouri may hesitate about traveling to St. Louis to catch a show because of the distance, Susan Evans thinks nothing of traveling seven hours from her home in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to Cape Girardeau in order to catch a concert at the Show Me Center...
Student has Segway scooter to negotiate SEMO campus (11/01/04)
Brooke Gill is on a roll, even in the classroom. The Southeast Missouri State University senior relies on a Segway -- a high-tech, two-wheel, seatless scooter-like device -- to get around the hilly Cape Girardeau campus. For Gill, it's not a luxury. The 24-year-old from Dexter, Mo., has difficulty walking -- the result of a traffic accident in July 1996 shortly after she turned 16...
Alumni eye Cape's new features (11/01/04)
About 20 Southeast Missouri State University alumni and local residents learned Sunday just how much Cape Girardeau has changed. The Office of Extended and Continuing Education coordinated a tour that highlighted the most recent developments in downtown Cape Girardeau as part of the university's schedule of events for homecoming...
County clerk busy with vote preparation (11/01/04)
By the time many Cape Girardeau County voters begin to line up Tuesday morning to cast their ballots, County Clerk Rodney Miller and his staff will already have put in several hours on the job. Like county clerks throughout the country, Miller and his staff have been working long days for most of the week preceding Election Day...
Mother seeking trained dog to help protect autistic toddler (11/01/04)
In August, a near-death experience for 2-year-old Nick McAdams prompted his parents to investigate options to help their autistic son. "Apparently the door downstairs to the garage was left unlocked and the garage door was open," said Nick's mother, Michelle McAdams. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (11/01/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearings A public hearing regarding the request of VIP Vocational Services Inc. for a special-use permit for the proposed development of 32 rental residential apartment units and one on-site manager's unit in the 1000 block of Hackberry Street...
Southeast players get OVC honors (11/01/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's 35-7 win over Tennessee-Martin Saturday has netted the program a pair of Ohio Valley Conference honors. Junior cornerback Kellin White is the OVC defensive player of the week and sophomore punter David Simonhoff is the conference special teams player of the week, the league announced Sunday...
Ideas in reserve (11/01/04)
Four representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rolled into Jackson last week, armed with a laptop computer and a PowerPoint presentation. They used terms like hydrology, hydraulics and a Section 205 study. But what they were really talking about, in the most basic form, is flood insurance for the city of Jackson...
Southeast passes its final exam before OVC tourney (11/01/04)
Southeast defeated Alabama A&M 1-0 for its third straight win. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's soccer team made sure it will enter the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with plenty of momentum. Southeast posted its third consecutive victory Sunday afternoon, beating Alabama A&M 1-0 in the regular-season finale in front of about 100 fans at Houck Stadium...
Southeast's annual Dig for Life closes on a winning note (11/01/04)
Southeast sweeps Drake as its fundraiser for breast cancer wraps up. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team ended its annual Dig for Life campaign with a three-game sweep. Southeast, playing its final non-conference match of the season, knocked off struggling Drake 30-26, 30-15, 30-28 Sunday afternoon in front of about 225 fans at Houck Field House...
Changes made to upcoming pageants in Jackson (11/01/04)
Changes have been made to the upcoming Nov. 13 Miss Jackson pageants. Contestants will now be grouped according to their age, and the names of the groups have also been changed. The changes conform to rules and regulations of the state pageant sponsored by the Miss Missouri local pageants each summer...
United Way nears halfway milestone (11/01/04)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri has raised 40 percent of its 2004 campaign goal of $1 million. The following employee campaigns reported significant increases: Biokyowa Inc.: $13,654.08, an 18 percent increase. Union Planters Bank: $12,932, a 14 percent increase...
Community Q&A 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
n Name: Barbara Lueder Lives in: Egypt Mills Family: Husband, Rick; son, William, 14; daughter, Emily, 11. Job: Office manager at Contrend Inc. in Cape Girardeau. What do you like most about the area? Country life atmosphere offering city activities close by...
Community cuisine 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Church in Advance holding chili supper Advance United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat chili and soup dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. A children's store will be open during dinner; children can shop for a nominal fee. Hobbs Chapel holding annual holiday dinner...
Silver Haired Legislature holds mock legislative session (11/01/04)
The Silver Haired Legislature, an elected body of volunteer residents from all over the state, 60 years of age and older, met in Jefferson City recently for its 31st annual legislative session. Delegates promote conscientious legislative advocacy for Missouri's older adults...
Community briefs 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Scott County Women in Agriculture to meet The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the USDA office on Highway 77 in Benton, Mo. Members should bring recipes for the second edition of the group's cookbook. All women who share an interest in gardening, cooking, farming, family activities and helping the community are invited to attend. For more information, call Kay Dover at (573) 545-9027...
Former pastor sentenced for sex crimes (11/01/04)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A former southwest Missouri pastor was sentenced to 15 years in prison after changing his plea to guilty on two counts of sexual abuse. Donald Peckham, 71, former pastor of Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church in Sarcoxie, pleaded guilty last week to one count of first-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree sodomy in a plea agreement with Jasper County prosecutors...
DEA office head among dead in plane crash (11/01/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Indiana office was among three people killed in a single-engine plane crash in northeast Missouri, officials confirmed Sunday. There were no survivors when the four-seat Beechcraft A-36 crashed Friday night in treeless pasture land near Bible Grove in Missouri's Schuyler county...
Latest Osama bin Laden videotape contains no specific threat (11/01/04)
WASHINGTON -- A top government counterterrorist official says the new videotape of Osama bin Laden appears to contain no specific threat but is aimed instead at showing al-Qaida remains active and effective. John Brennan, director of the government's leading terror-threat analysis unit, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, told reporters Saturday that bin Laden was likely attempting to "demonstrate that al-Qaida, as an organization, is still effective, even though they have not, in fact, been able to do something here in the states.". ...
Whoever wins, uncertainty abounds about U.S. exit from Iraq (11/01/04)
WASHINGTON -- For all the talk about Iraq in the presidential campaign, a crucial question largely has gone unanswered: What would it really take for either President Bush or a President Kerry eventually to bring home U.S. troops? Both candidates say they are committed to defeating the insurgents, building an Iraqi force that can defend the country and putting Iraq on the road to democracy...
WHO schedules vaccine summit to deal with flu pandemic threat (11/01/04)
WASHINGTON -- The World Health Organization has called an unprecedented summit meeting of flu vaccine makers and nations to expand plans for dealing with the growing threat of a flu pandemic. Sixteen vaccine companies and health officials from the United States and other large countries already have agreed to attend the summit next week in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 11, said Klaus Stohr, influenza chief of the United Nations' health agency...
Bush, Kerry target Ohio and Florida in final hours (11/01/04)
MIAMI -- In the closing hours of their campaign, President Bush and challenger Sen. John Kerry charged through the critical battlegrounds of Florida and Ohio on Sunday, going from hushed church services to raucous campaign rallies in search of last-minute support with promises to keep America safe...
Study shows thousands are injured annually by BBs, air guns (11/01/04)
CHICAGO -- They are often thought of as toys, but BB guns and other nonpowder guns are sometimes lethal and injure as many as 21,000 Americans each year, according to a new report. Nonpowder guns kill an average of four Americans yearly, and from 1990 to 2000, there were 39 such deaths -- 32 of children younger than 15, according to the report in November's issue of Pediatrics...
New vaccine shows promise against deadly rotavirus (11/01/04)
WASHINGTON -- A new vaccine against rotavirus, the diarrheal infection that kills millions of children worldwide, doesn't appear to raise the risk of serious bowel blockages that caused a previous vaccine to be pulled from the market five years ago, doctors reported Sunday...
On brink of election, U.S. at odds with itself (11/01/04)
DULUTH, Minn. -- The battle for Bob James' front yard has been venomous, rancorous, vicious -- a small-scale replica, in other words, of America in the jaws of Campaign 2004. It started when James, an Army veteran of the Gulf War, planted Bush-Cheney yard signs -- many, many such signs -- on his corner lot on London Road in Duluth, along with two 4-by-8-foot plywood signs of his own pro-President Bush design...
Arafat's condition improving, but further tests needed (11/01/04)
PARIS -- Yasser Arafat telephoned colleagues in the West Bank, read telegrams from well-wishing world leaders, ate cereal and sipped tea Sunday, his aides said -- signs that the Palestinian leader's health may be on the upswing following three days of urgent treatment for an undisclosed illness at a French military hospital...
Missing 377 just a fraction of munitions hidden in Iraq (11/01/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- From the deserts of the south and west to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is awash in weapons sites -- some large, others small; some guarded, others not. Even after the U.S. military secured some 400,000 tons of munitions, as many as 250,000 tons remain unaccounted for...
Time running out for peaceful settlement in Fallujah (11/01/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's interim prime minister on Sunday warned that efforts to resolve the standoff in Fallujah peacefully have entered their "final phase" and said he will not hesitate to launch "a military solution" to end Sunni insurgents' hold over the city...
Lawmakers seek restart of uranium enrichment (11/01/04)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Defiant lawmakers -- shouting "Death to America" -- unanimously voted Sunday to approve the outline of a bill requiring the government to resume uranium enrichment, a move likely to deepen an international dispute over Tehran's atomic activities...
Sharon - Arafat will never be allowed burial in Jerusalem (11/01/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday he would never let Yasser Arafat be buried in Jerusalem but would honor a commitment to allow the Palestinian leader to return to the West Bank when he finishes medical treatment in France...
Video shows kidnapped workers (11/01/04)
The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Militants released a video Sunday showing three frightened foreign U.N. hostages pleading for their release and threatened to kill them unless United Nations' and British troops leave Afghanistan and Muslim prisoners are freed from U.S. jails...
U.N. troops arrest dozens in Liberia (11/01/04)
The Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia -- Armed U.N. troops arrested dozens of men Sunday in a sometimes bloody conclusion to a countrywide disarmament program, days after a fresh burst of violence in the war-battered West African nation. In one neighborhood, about 80 men and boys lay on the ground surrounded by U.N. ...
Bulldogs run down spot in state meet (11/01/04)
Special to the Southeast Missourian ST. LOUIS -- Notre Dame boys cross country coach Bill Davis was focused on Ste. Genevieve the last couple of weeks. That was the team Davis figured his Bulldogs had to beat to make it back to the Class 2 state meet...
Practice begins today in area gyms (11/01/04)
Six new boys coaches will hold their first practice with their team. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian It has been a busy offseason for Southeast Missouri basketball teams. When the season begins on the third week of November, fans will have to study their programs just to keep up with the numerous player and coaching changes...
Pittsburgh snaps New England's record winning streak (11/01/04)
PITTSBURGH -- The New England Patriots are no longer perfect, all because of a rookie quarterback who still is. Ben Roethlisberger, who doesn't know what it's like to lose an NFL game, drove the Steelers to four scores following uncharacteristic New England turnovers and Pittsburgh ended the Patriots' two long winning streaks with a remarkably easy 34-20 victory Sunday...
Johnson captures emotional win at Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 (11/01/04)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Jimmie Johnson usually smokes his tires to celebrate a victory. Not this time. Instead, he drove back to the finish line to pick up the checkered flag. A little something to ease the pain. Johnson became the first driver since 1998 to win three straight races in a season, holding off Mark Martin on Sunday for a poignant victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway...
Singh claims his ninth tournament of the year (11/01/04)
Vijay Singh became golf's first $10 million man, winning the Chrysler Championship by five strokes on Sunday at Palm Harbor, Fla. Singh closed with a 6-under 65 to win his ninth tournament this year, matching Tiger Woods for the most victories in a season on the PGA Tour since 1950...
Sunday's NFL games 11/1/04 (11/01/04)
Eagles 15, Ravens 10 Terrell Owens had an 11-yard TD catch and David Akers kicked three field goals, leading Philadelphia to victory over the Baltimore Ravens to reach 7-0 for the first time. Owens, who made a few enemies in Baltimore after he spurned the Ravens and forced a trade to the Eagles in March, had eight catches for 101 yards. ...
Sports briefs 11/1/04 (11/01/04)
Soccer n New England goalkeeper Matt Reis saved two Columbus Crew penalty kicks, helping the Revolution advance to the MLS Eastern Conference finals with a 1-1 tie Sunday night. New England will face D.C. United for a berth in the MLS Cup after eliminating the Crew, who entered the playoffs on an 18-game unbeaten streak...
Cape to get Asian snack, coffee shop (11/01/04)
In Taiwan in the 1980s, tea vendors began mixing fruit flavoring with tea. To get the flavor right, they shook the mix of tea and flavoring, causing bubbles to form in the drink. "Bubble tea" was born. Over time, the term has come to also represent cold tea with flavored pearls of tapioca and chocolate. In either incarnation, the drinks have taken Asia by storm...
Cemetery's 'green eyes' a reflection (11/01/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: When I was in high school in the late 1970s, some friends took me to the cemetery by the (then) Notre Dame high school so I could see the legendary "green eyes" that glow on a certain headstone at night. ...
'Grudge' still on top at box office (11/01/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Halloween spirit possessed movie-goers as Sarah Michelle Gellar's fright flick remained the top draw for the second straight weekend with $22.4 million. The film biography "Ray," which has drawn Academy Awards buzz for Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in the movie's title role, debuted in second place with $20.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
High-tech architecture (11/01/04)
At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the lights are controlled by sensors that measure sunlight. They dim immediately when it's sunny and brighten when a passing cloud blocks the sun. At a new middle school in Washington, D.C., the air conditioner shuts off when a window is open...
Spyware gets more aggressive, oppressive (11/01/04)
NEW YORK -- David Eckstein turned on his computer one day and launched his Web browser, just as he had every day. This time, however, CNN.com did not automatically open. Instead, the page was a search engine he'd never heard of. Eckstein tried changing the browser settings back to CNN but the search engine would return whenever he rebooted. Finally, he just gave up...
People on the move 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Capital Insurance in Cape adds associate Wendy Groening has joined Capital Insurance and Associates in Cape Girardeau. She is licensed to write auto, homeowners, commercial, life and health insurance. She has been in the industry for more than 10 years...
Business memo 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Automation Services Co. nets special designation Cape Girardeau networking company Automation Services Co. has met the requirements necessary to become a designated Cisco SMB Select Partner. The designation indicates that the company has completed an effort to increase the level of Cisco sales and support capabilities...
Cape's Big River Telephone acquires Clas.net (11/01/04)
Over the past nine years, Gene Magnus has watched his Cape Girardeau Clas.net grow from a dial-up Internet up-start into one of the area's leading Internet service providers. But now Magnus has decided his business needs a new owner, a bigger company with the wherewithal to take Clas.net and its expanding customer base into the future...
Virginia Buffey (11/01/04)
Virginia Buffey, 84, of Elizabethtown, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at her home. Cox Funeral Home of Rosiclaire, Ill., is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Verona Davis (11/01/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Verona Loveda Davis, 76, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at the Elder Care Center of Marble Hill. She was born March 4, 1928, daughter of Leo and Leona Randall Brown. She and Charles Davis were married in 1947. He died Feb. 2, 1992...
Marie Fulton (11/01/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Marie Fulton, 86, of St. Louis, formerly of Patton and Marquand, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 30. 2004, at the Dutchtown Care Center in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Madison County, Mo., daughter of Elijah and Martha Laughary Tripp. She and Palmer Fulton were married Feb. 4, 1940, at Fredericktown, Mo. He died in March 1986...
Lillian Rogers (11/01/04)
Lillian Louise Rogers, 81, of Scott City died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 13, 1923, at Jacks Creek, Tenn., daughter of Robert and Lillie Cochran Gillespie. She and Donald Bryan Rogers Jr. were married Jan. 10, 1948, at Hernando, Miss. He died Sept. 11, 1969...
Cape fire report 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 3:54 p.m., alarm sounding at 2323 Earleen Drive. At 4 p.m., medical service in the 600 block of Boxwood Drive. At 8:12 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2500 block of Ranchito Drive...
Man injured in truck accident (11/01/04)
A Jackson man received moderate injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on County Road 553, five miles east of Fruitland. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Kyle Gribler, 34, was driving north when his truck ran off the road and struck an embankment. Gribler was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center...
Cape police report 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs A subject was taken into custody, pending filing of formal charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and resisting arrest...
Out of the past 11/1/04 (11/01/04)
25 years ago: Nov. 1, 1979 Opposition to the proposal of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education that laboratory schools be phased out in the state has caused that advisory board to re-examine its position; one of the four lab schools in Missouri that would be in jeopardy is University School in Cape Girar-deau...
Nobody knows (11/01/04)
So now the Zogby poll, which had seen more Kerry strength than most, is picking up a Bush surge -- while the Rasmussen poll, which trended for Bush, is seeing a Kerry bump. I'm glad that I am out of the business of polling U.S. elections. The difficulties of accurately surveying presidential prospects have become ever more daunting with each new election cycle. The growing difficulties account for the wide fluctuations in survey data...
Al Spradling Jr. (11/01/04)
For most of his adult life, people addressed Al Spradling Jr. as "Senator." The 6-foot-4-inch Democrat with the sonorous voice was proud to represent Cape Girardeau in the Missouri Senate, and Cape Girardeau was proud of the man who became known as the father of the state's modern mental health system...
Speak Out 11/01/04 (11/01/04)
Spending priorities THE TOURISM tax is not paid by citizens of Cape. It is paid by overnight visitors. The money generated is supposed to be spent to encourage more overnight visitors. The committee did a very good job of organizing priorities. If folks want a water park, ice-skating rink, ski resort or poodle palace, they should try to pass a special tax. ...
Speak Out 11/02/04 (11/01/04)
Massive logistics NOW THE New York Times and CBS want you to believe that a group of insurgents sneaked into a weapons depot and, under the very noses of our troops and President Bush, walked off with almost 380 tons of explosives. Come on, people, do the math. ...
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