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Feds plan support for small business in region (11/06/04)
The U.S. Small Business Administration is getting larger in Missouri, and part of its expansion includes a new office in Cape Girardeau. The plans were announced Friday by Sam Jones, regional administrator for the Small Business Administration in Region VII. He spoke at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee...
Flexing cars' muscles (11/06/04)
KELSO, Mo. Images of fast cars and rich clients grace the wall of Roger Gibson's auto restoration business. One photo shows a 1967 Corvette Roadster, one of 16 ever made. Gibson restored that Corvette and sold it for $300,000 in 1990. Other photos of Gibson's work have a 1969 Dodge Charger with its owner, former Carolina Panthers linebacker Kevin Greene, and former Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler with a 1969 Yenko Nova...
Attorney- Someone else confessed to 2000 murder (11/06/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- The attorney for a man serving a life sentence for the 2000 murder of a Sikeston woman is arguing that someone else has confessed to the crime. Both sides argued their cases Friday in Scott County. Public defender Carl Hinkebein of Columbia, Mo., introduced 30 exhibits including depositions, photographs, diagrams and recorded and transcribed testimony to prove his assertion that David Lee Robinson of Sikeston was wrongly convicted and that another man, whose name was not entered into the record and is currently in prison for another crime, confessed to killing Shelia Box in August 2000.. ...
Close defeat for school bond weighs on students (11/06/04)
Mark Strickert and Kara Thompson pulled chairs into the principal's office Friday afternoon to talk about their feelings in the wake of Tuesday's election, when Jackson residents barely voted down a $27 million bond issue for a new high school. If 106 people had voted "yes" instead of "no," the bond would have had the four-sevenths majority needed to pass...
Aircraft maker's future still in limbo (11/06/04)
Renaissance Aircraft, which failed to meet Monday's deadline for making bond and lease payments, now has until Friday to get financing worked out, Cape Girardeau city officials said. The city council last month set a Nov. 1 deadline after the financially troubled company failed to meet an Oct. 1 payment deadline...
Southeast opens exhibition play with Harris-Stowe (11/06/04)
After three weeks of practice, Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Gary Garner figures it's about time for his team to play a game. Although the contest won't count on the squad's record, Garner gets his wish tonight when Harris-Stowe State College visits the Show Me Center for a 7:30 p.m. exhibition tipoff...
Southeast spikers fall to EKU (11/06/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's volleyball team suffered a 30-22, 30-25, 30-18 Ohio Valley Conference loss at Eastern Kentucky Friday night. Jill Miller led Southeast (8-16, 6-7) with 11 kills and Brittany Hastings added eight. Jamie Baumstark had 25 assists. Leaders in digs were Jessica Koeper and Lauren Scannell with eight each...
Parade, ceremonies to area honor veterans (11/06/04)
With a parade, school ceremonies and a dedication, Southeast Missouri veterans will be far from forgotten this Veterans Day. The most visible remembrance will be a parade at 9 a.m. Thursday that starts at Lorimier Street and Broadway and ends up at Capaha Park's Freedom Corner. Some more low-key events leading up to Thursday will also honor area veterans...
SEMO announces VP, foundation posting (11/06/04)
'Southeast Missouri State University has announced that Wayne Smith will be the next vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. He will start on Nov. 30. Junior American Red Cross meets Sunday...
Southeast faces task of caging Tigers' Anthony (11/06/04)
The Tennessee State running back ranks second on the OVC career rushing list. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian One week after allowing nearly 300 yards to a freshman tailback, Southeast Missouri State University must now try to contain the nation's third-leading Division I-AA rusher...
Religion calendar 11/6/04 (11/06/04)
Today Stained-glass walking tour at 10 a.m. beginning at Centenary United Methodist Church. Stops include Centenary, First Presbyterian and Old St. Vincent Church. The event is part of a "Week of Worship Renewal" sponsored by the campus ministries at Southeast Missouri State University...
Religion briefs 11/6/04 (11/06/04)
Cornerstone Church to hold youth revival Cornerstone Church in Cape Girardeau will hold a three-day youth revival Nov. 12 to 14. The theme is "Reviving Generation X for Christ." The service will start at 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 13. A service Nov. 14 is at 6 p.m. Speakers include Mike Mahurin and Charlie Lutes, both of Sikeston, Mo., and Stephen Clardy of Jonesboro, Ill. Mahurin also will lead music...
Familiarity and faith (11/06/04)
Indian Catholics build faith community for immigrants By Hilary Roxe ~ The Associated Press CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Mary Nadayil immigrated from India to the United States two decades ago, but she knows there's no pushing her American children into the heritage of her homeland...
Miner man elected president of state Baptist convention (11/06/04)
It wasn't his preaching or his prominence in the community that grabbed the attention of Missouri Baptist leaders, but rather the growth and blessing God gave to Miner Baptist Church in Miner, Mo., said the Rev. Mitchell Jackson. Jackson was recently elected as president of the Missouri Baptist Convention during an annual meeting in Raytown, Mo. Jackson, who previously served as first vice president, was unopposed in the bid for the convention's top post...
Teachers in flap with archbishop over unionizing (11/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Elementary school teachers in the Archdiocese of St. Louis presented Archbishop Raymond Burke's office thousands of letters of community support for their nine-year struggle to unionize. The letters -- delivered Friday from parents, parishioners and labor sympathizers -- are in support of a lawsuit, of sorts, that the teachers filed against Burke on Aug. ...
New Congress will be somewhat more representative of population (11/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- The next Congress will look slightly more like the real America, with more women, Hispanics and blacks, including the first black man to enter the Senate in a quarter-century. In addition to senator-elect Barack Obama, D-Ill., only the third black ever to be elected by popular vote to the Senate, newly elected senators Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Mel Martinez, R-Fla., will become the only Hispanic-Americans in the Senate...
Hiring surge gives hope for sustained expansion (11/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- Employers went on a hiring spree in October, adding 337,000 new jobs, many of them for hurricane cleanup. The surge was the largest in seven months, a sign the jobs recovery may have taken hold. More people resumed their job searches, expanding the pool of people wanting work and sending the unemployment rate up slightly to 5.5 percent from 5.4 percent, the Labor Department also reported Friday from a separate survey of households...
Banner youth election-day showing watered down by big overall t (11/06/04)
Maggie Hill waited in line for nearly 10 hours to vote for John Kerry. She skipped field hockey practice and ate pizza and cookies delivered to hungry students by their professors. "You gotta stay with it," Hill and her classmates at Kenyon College told one another, as hundreds of them sprawled in the community center in Gambier, Ohio, playing board games, chatting and waiting for one of only two voting booths...
Jenkins- Life in North Korea harsh for Army deserters (11/06/04)
TOKYO -- Far from finding a communist paradise, four American soldiers suspected of deserting to North Korea in the 1960s were forced to live together in a tiny house under constant surveillance, to scrounge for food and to study the works of "Great Leader" Kim Il Sung for up to 16 hours a day...
U.S. troops increase at Fallujah (11/06/04)
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq -- U.S. warplanes pounded Fallujah late Friday in what residents called the strongest attacks in months, as more than 10,000 American soldiers and Marines massed for an expected assault. Iraq's prime minister warned the "window is closing" to avert an offensive...
Palestinian leader Arafat 'between life and death' (11/06/04)
CLAMART, France -- Yasser Arafat was hovering "between life and death" in a coma Friday, no worse but also no better than he was a day earlier, according to Palestinian and French officials. There was still no official public diagnosis to explain the Palestinian leader's critical condition. ...
Sikeston hands ND 4 OT loss in title contest (11/06/04)
Notre Dame suffered a season-ending 3-2 loss and a big injury. By Toby Carrig ~ Southeast Missourian Friday night was doubly devastating for Notre Dame athletics. Members of the top-seeded Notre Dame boys soccer team had to watch Sikeston celebrate that school's first district championship in the sport after a 3-2 double overtime decision on Notre Dame's field...
Jackson closes season with win over Seckman (11/06/04)
Jackson's football team overcame a slow start to end its season on a winning note, beating visiting Seckman 21-6 Friday night. The Indians finished with a 7-3 record. Earlier in the year, Jackson won the SEMO North Conference title at 3-0. Seckman fell to 2-8...
Perryville wins district in classic (11/06/04)
The Pirates rallied for a 47-41 victory over Dexter in triple overtime. ~ Southeast Missourian Unbelievable. Unforgettable. Incredible. Those words do not even begin to describe Perryville's thrilling 47-41 triple overtime win Friday over Dexter in the Class 3 District 1 championship game at Perryville...
Wally, you're fired (11/06/04)
PHOENIX -- After just four days on the job, Wally Backman was fired Friday as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks because of two arrests and financial problems he kept from the team. The Diamondbacks replaced Backman with former Seattle Mariners manager Bob Melvin, an Arizona bench coach when the team won the 2001 World Series...
Cardinals exercise option on Carpenter (11/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals on Friday exercised the $2 million option on right-hander Chris Carpenter, a comeback player who during a career season emerged as the team's ace before missing the playoffs with arm trouble. If the Cardinals had declined the option on Carpenter, who last season made $650,000 in salary and bonuses, the club could have paid him a $200,000 buyout...
Sports brief 11/6/04 (11/06/04)
Colleges n Terry Logue, athletics director of Westminster College, resigned Friday, the school announced. Logue, who has been director of athletics since 1998, cited health problems in announcing his resignation, which is effective immediately. He will teach physical education and work part-time in athletics...
Corlis Powles (11/06/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Corlis R. Powles, 77, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Jonesboro, son of Robert R. and Clara A. Brown Powles. He and Shirley Penninger were married March 26, 1932, in Osceola, Ark...
Mary Baldwin (11/06/04)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Mary A. Baldwin, 78, of McClure died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1926, in St. Francois County, Mo., daughter of John and Maggie Oden Winch. She and Doyle E. Baldwin were married Sept. 26, 1996, in Gatlinburg, Tenn...
Barbara Hepler (11/06/04)
Barbara Jean Hepler, 58, of North Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004. She was born March 26, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Floyd Willis and Nelda Mae Hobbs. She married David Hepler. Hepler was a teacher at Jacksonville Junior High School...
Denver Head (11/06/04)
PAINTON, Mo. -- Denver Head, 69, of Painton died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1935, at Painton, son of Charles and Hattie Guthrie Head. He and Barbara Sue Cox were married Sept. 11, 1958, in Advance, Mo. Denver was a retired farmer and member of Mesler Missionary Baptist Church...
Evelyn Welker (11/06/04)
Evelyn E. Welker, 90, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Powell (11/06/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Martha Powell, 82, of Sikeston died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, at Matthews, Mo., daughter of Charles Edward and Donnie Oliver McCormick. She and Ameil J. Powell were married Oct. 23, 1956. He died April 21, 2004...
Fire report 11/06/04 (11/06/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: At 2:42 a.m., emergency medical service at 1000 Towers. At 8:45 a.m., box alarm at 2858 Whitener St. At 9:10 a.m., fire alarm at 240 S. Mount Auburn Road. At 9:34 a.m., fire alarm at 147 N. Silver Springs Road...
Police report 11/06/04 (11/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Cathy Marie Fowler, 49, 388 Country Club Drive, Apt. 2, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and striking a parked vehicle...
Out of the past 11/6/04 (11/06/04)
25 years ago: Nov. 6, 1979 TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian demonstrators threaten to execute about 60 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran if the U.S. government tries to rescue them; meanwhile, Iranian Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan has resigned and Ayatolla Rhollah Khomeini told his Revolutionary Council to take over the government...
The moral minority (11/06/04)
The Wall Street Journal Watching John Kerry deliver his statesmanlike concession at Faneuil Hall in Boston [Wednesday] -- and then watching his erstwhile spinners and boosters in the Democratic commentariat blame him for Tuesday's rout -- was like one of those nature shows in which the herd gives up its dying animal to the crocs so it can safely ford the stream. It may be expedient, but it also reflects the flaws of the species...
The Giffords (11/06/04)
Otto Dingeldein was a silversmith and sculptor who in 1961 organized what became the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Born in Germany, he came from a family of silversmiths. After immigrating to the United States in 1927, Dingeldein operated studios in Chicago and St. Louis before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1959 and establishing a studio. He died in 1991 at age 84...
Moral fight still isn't over (11/06/04)
To the editor; The true victory that came out of this election was the fact that we made a difference. If you listened to the news reports, one common theme was repeated over and over: one of the main reasons the Republicans won was the solid vote of the people to preserve the moral principles in this country. Moral principals have nothing to do with money. Trust in Jesus for that...
Good service represents city well (11/06/04)
On Oct. 9 while traveling cross-country, my truck lost fifth gear. As you know, any car trouble can be a nightmare while traveling. We saw the Auffenberg Chrysler/Dodge sign in Cape Girardeau as a possible answer to our plight. I explained my problem to the salesman but had missed the mechanics. ...
Respect goes to those who earn it (11/06/04)
To the editor: I am a student at Truman State University. The squabbles at Southeast Missouri State University make me wonder where the common sense is. People argue that wearing pajamas to class is rude. How? Students are paying for a service. Common sense says that whether a student is wearing jeans, sweats or pajama bottoms, it should not affect learning...
Die is cast -- for a while (11/06/04)
To the editor: Well, the pietists and pharisees won. The die is cast -- for a while at least. Lord, we thank thee that we are not as other men are, abortionists, homosexuals, liberals or even as this tax collector. GILBERT DEGENHARDT, Cape Girardeau
Speak Out 11/06/04 (11/06/04)
Rusty walkway The walkway over Highway 74 is a big eyesore. Instead of looking rustic, it looks rusted. I do not like it at all. Line prevented voting I TOOK a cab to vote. I use a walker. When I got to the polling place, voters were lined up. I could not stand and wait, so I came back in the cab. ...
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