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Poplar Bluff teenager starts bluegrass buzz after picking up banjo (09/26/05)
Young banjo player to play at Southeast Missourian's centennial celebration. One busy Saturday at his music store, Bill Shivelbine got a pleasant surprise. Shivelbine heard the sounds of a seasoned banjo player, "the real deal," in his own words, coming from the store's acoustic room...
Activity week also doubles as teaching moment (09/26/05)
The annual Activity Week at Notre Dame Regional High School teaches students what it is like to be a part of a small business by selling products, collecting money and distributing the products. It also teaches the students how be good members of the community...
Accident leaves three people injured Sunday (09/26/05)
MINER, Mo. -- Three people were seriously injured on Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision in east Scott County on U.S. Highway 62, two miles east of Miner. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when driver Kasey Holifield, 16, of Bertrand, Mo. crossed the center line striking a vehicle driven by Rodney Keeton, 61, of East Prairie, Mo. Michael Wright, 50, of Sikeston, Mo., was a passenger in Keeton's vehicle...
Grant to help fund Jackson recreational trail (09/26/05)
The city of Jackson was awarded a federal enhancement funding grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Funds will be used for the Oak Street Recreational Trail Project, which should be completed by next summer. MoDOT funds are allocated under a provision of federal transportation legislation designating 10 percent of a transportation agency's surface transportation program budget for projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic sites, landscaping and other restoration projects.. ...
Jackson, railway discuss upkeep of property (09/26/05)
More than 20,000 visitors flock to the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway in Jackson every year to take a ride on the historic train. But city officials are concerned the area makes for an unattractive entrance into Jackson at the intersection of Highways 61 and 25...
Community briefs 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
AARP seeks volunteer tax preparers, coordinators AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist in tax preparation and to become leadership coordinators. Volunteers do not have to be an AARP member or retiree. Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS exam. ...
Rotarians, Philippines colleagues exchange cultrual and professional ideas (09/26/05)
Five Filipino members of Rotary District 3790 group study exchange (GSE) touched down at Lambert International Airport on Sept. 17 to visit district 6060. Their visit began in Webster Groves and St. Louis, arriving in the Southeast Region Sept. 18. The Rotary GSE program is a cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business and professional people to experience the host country's institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations practiced abroad, develop relationships and exchange ideas.. ...
Back to basics for the Tube (09/26/05)
If music videos killed the radio star, then the Tube Music Network is now trying to bring music videos back from their own grave. The new channel, which debuted in select markets in the spring and will soon be available in Southeast Missouri, promises all music, all the time. Sound familiar?...
Drive offs sparked by higher fuel costs (09/26/05)
Steadily rising prices, worsened by Hurricane Katrina, have contributed to a marked increase in fuel theft this year in Cape Girardeau. The Cape Girardeau Police Department investigated 205 gas thefts from January through August, averaging 22 reports a month, compared to 168 during the same time last year, said Sgt. Jason Selzer...
Sears shuts old store, moving to Siemers Drive (09/26/05)
The new store is scheduled to open its doors on Oct. 3. The Sears building at 2101 Williams St. was empty on Sunday and the sign on the doors read "We're closed! Look forward to seeing you at the new Sears Grand." Employees were inside packing up the remaining clothing racks and display tables. Almost all evidence that a department store occupied the building for the past 43 years, was gone...
Quilters guild's biannual home tour set for Saturday (09/26/05)
"Decorating with Quilts," the River Heritage Quilters Guild biannual home tour, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Five area homes are featured on the tour -- one each in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and McClure, Ill., and two in Fruitland. The McClure home, built in 1882, is currently on the National Registry of Historic Places. ...
Military news 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
Area Army serviceman returns from Mosul, Iraq; Grieshop completes Air Force basic training
Teen crashes into licensing facility (09/26/05)
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- A secretary of state's office in this southern suburb of Chicago was closed for repairs today after a teenager who was preparing to take a driver's test accidentally drove a Chrysler into the building. The 16-year-old girl was trying to park the car on Friday when she inadvertently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, sending the 1997 Chrysler Sebring crashing into the building, police said...
Proposal reduces public notice of state construction projects (09/26/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Tucked in the middle of more wide-ranging and contentious recommendations to revamp state government is a suggestion to change the way government entities provide public notice of their construction projects. The proposal, endorsed last week by Gov. ...
Amtrak reports ridership highest in three years (09/26/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Amtrak ridership on the Kansas City to St. Louis route is at its highest in three years, and officials say rising gasoline prices and a new marketing campaign are the reasons. The trend in Missouri mirrors nationwide numbers, with national ridership up by about 145,000 in the first 10 months of fiscal 2005, which ends Sept. 20...
Praise mixes with anger as hundreds turn out for rally to support troops (09/26/05)
Smaller-than-expected event contrasted with anti-war demonstration the day before. WASHINGTON -- Support for U.S. troops fighting abroad mixed with anger toward anti-war demonstrators at home as hundreds of people, far fewer than organizers had expected, rallied Sunday on the National Mall just a day after a massive protest against the war in Iraq...
New FDA chief wants to help transform medical treatment (09/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- The new acting chief of the Food and Drug Administration says he will be presiding over a transformation in medicine as scientists come to understand diseases in a more detailed way that could improve doctors' ability to treat patients...
Survivor, nurse describe deadly bus fire (09/26/05)
DALLAS -- Edna Briant remembers lying on concrete, praying that her back wasn't broken, screaming for someone to rescue her 84-year-old sister from the burning bus that carried them and dozens of other nursing home patients away from the predicted path of Hurricane Rita...
Rita exposes evacuation problems (09/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- The 14-hour lines of traffic fleeing Houston -- complete with cars that ran out of gas -- show that four years after the Sept. 11 attacks, it is difficult to evacuate a major metropolitan area. Experts say the consequences could be far more deadly in the event of a radiological or other terrorist strike...
Rita's fury falls short of fears (09/26/05)
PERRY, La. -- For the storm-shattered Gulf Coast, the images were all too familiar: Tiny fishing villages in splinters. Refrigerators and coffins bobbing in floodwaters. Helicopters and rescue boats making house-to-house searches of residents stranded on the rooftops...
Oil refining, gas hubs still under intense pressure (09/26/05)
NEW YORK -- The thermometer read 66 degrees in Colchester, Vt., Friday afternoon, but the town's weather-worn heating oil customers are used to thinking about winter well before the leaves turn. "We aren't even selling oil any more," said John Quinney, general manager of the Energy Co-op of Vermont, who was nonetheless keeping track of heating oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange. ...
Houston slowly comes back to life (09/26/05)
HOUSTON -- Airlines resumed service and cars flowed easily over freeways as Houston flickered back to life Sunday, avoiding at least for now a repeat of the gridlock that plagued the evacuation before Hurricane Rita. There were signs the eerie emptiness was lifting in the nation's fourth-largest city: More gas stations offered fuel, and supermarkets, drug stores and restaurants opened their doors...
Pakistani officials: Osama bin Laden isolated, communications shattered (09/26/05)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Osama bin Laden is hiding out with a small core of mainly Arab supporters, and the al-Qaida leader now only sends messages by courier because his communications network has been destroyed, senior Pakistani military and intelligence officials said Sunday...
World briefs 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
N. Korea warns of 'deterrent' to attack; Boeing, Machinists union reach contract agreement; Iran calls UN resolution 'illegal and illogical'; U.S. helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, killing five ; Financial leaders agree on debt-elimination plan; Irish Republican Army fully disarms, aide says
Exit polls show Polish voters ousting government plagued by scandal and high unemployment (09/26/05)
WARSAW, Poland -- Exit polls and early returns indicated Polish voters ousted the nation's scandal-prone government of ex-communists in parliamentary elections Sunday, giving a broad majority to two center-right parties that have promised tax cuts and clean government...
Sadr City gunbattle, bombings and armored car heist end relative calm in Baghdad (09/26/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ambushed an Iraqi patrol in an eastern Baghdad slum Sunday, and U.S. forces joined the 90-minute battle, killing as many as eight attackers in the first significant violence in the neighborhood in nearly a year...
Israel kills Jihad leader in Gaza offensive (09/26/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel pressed forward with a broad offensive against Islamic militants on Sunday, killing an Islamic Jihad commander in a pinpoint airstrike in the Gaza Strip and rounding up more than 200 wanted Palestinians. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised to use "all means" against the militants, and Hamas later said it would halt rocket fire. Today, the Israeli military carried out two airstrikes in Gaza...
Redhawks end scoreless game with goal late in second OT (09/26/05)
Southeast defeated Memphis on a Nicole Bussman goal. Southeast Missouri State's women's soccer team finally scored a goal Sunday night -- and it couldn't have been more timely or thrilling. Freshman Nicole Bussman beat Memphis keeper Isabel Briones to a loose ball and lofted a 30-yarder from a bad angle into the net with 48 seconds left in the second overtime, lifting the Redhawks to a 1-0 victory...
Defensive effort leaves Redhawks with hope (09/26/05)
Southeast held the defending OVC champions to 253 total yards in Saturday's loss. Coming off a miserable defensive performance, Southeast Missouri State coach Tim Billings vowed that the Redhawks' defenders would be much better Saturday. Billings was right on the money as the Redhawks -- scorched for 316 first-half yards during a 45-21 loss at Missouri State the previous week -- stifled two-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Jacksonville State...
Heins successfully defends title (09/26/05)
Eric Heins wasn't all that pleased with his time, but he had little trouble repeating as champion in the City of Roses Run/Walk Half-Marathon. Wind and rain conspired against Heins, who completed Sunday morning's 13.1-mile race in Cape Girardeau in a time of 1:12.30...
NFL: Week 3 (09/26/05)
SUNDAY'S GAMES Patriots 23, Steelers 20 Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal with 1 second remaining gave New England a 23-20 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday. Tom Brady completed his last 12 passes and went 31-of-41 for 372 yards. The Patriots (2-1), coming off a loss at Carolina, held Willie Parker, coming off consecutive 100-yard games, to 55 yards rushing. It was the first regular-season loss for the Steelers (2-1) in 16 games...
Johnson takes points lead with MBNA win (09/26/05)
DOVER, Del. -- Jimmie Johnson has a championship to race for, and he's grateful that his rookie teammate understands to race hard -- but not get in the way. Johnson barely hung on to beat teammate Kyle Busch, then credited the rookie for helping him win Sunday at Dover International Speedway, a victory that vaulted Johnson into the lead in the Chase for the championship...
DiMarco clinches U.S. win at Presidents Cup (09/26/05)
Chris DiMarco provided the clinching point with the biggest putt of his life. Best of all, the Americans sent captain Jack Nicklaus into retirement as a winner. Right when it looked like the Presidents Cup might end in another tie, DiMarco capped off a sensational week with a 15-foot birdie on the 18th hole on Sunday, giving him a 1-up victory over Stuart Appleby, the final points the Americans needed to win the cup at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va...
Suppan helps Cards end three-game skid (09/26/05)
MILWAUKEE -- Jeff Suppan has the same approach against Milwaukee as any other team. It just works much better against the Brewers. Suppan allowed six hits in eight innings and Jim Edmonds homered as the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers on Sunday...
First-round pick shines in Rams debut (09/26/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams first-round pick Alex Barron made his NFL debut Sunday and now he's got the right tackle job. Barron, who missed the first two weeks of training camp in a contract dispute, relieved struggling right tackle Blaine Saipaia in the third quarter of Sunday's 31-27 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Barron more than held his own against defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and did not give up a sack...
Rams resort to super D (09/26/05)
St. Louis thwarts another late drive by Titans ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' needed a last-minute defensive stand for a victory over the Tennessee Titans, and Leonard Little flashed back -- not to his team's 2000 Super Bowl win, but to a fresh memory from seven days ago...
Sports briefs 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
Auto racing...
U-Hauls help out at election time (09/26/05)
Q: I would like to know what the county uses the U-Haul trucks for that I see sitting at their offices in Jackson on a frequent basis? -- Marco Otten, Jackson A: "We rent U-Hauls to deliver election supplies," said Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller. ...
Real estate company reaching to St. Louis (09/26/05)
Before Ken Inman is through expanding his business, his Cape Girardeau-based Century 21 operation will be the second-largest real estate company in Missouri, trailing only the Coldwell Banker Gundaker behemoth in St. Louis. "We've seen a lot of growth in a short period of time," Inman said. "Century 21 has been very pleased with our operations and our aggressiveness."...
Options that aren't iPod (09/26/05)
Apple's recent announcement of the iPod Nano seems like the perfect time to examine the MP3 player market. Here are some of the fall's hottest devices that don't come with trendy, white earbuds. The rub: None of these are compatible with iTunes. * iAudio X5 (Cowon Systems): Plays numerous audio formats, has a 260,000-color, 160x128 pixel screen, an FM radio receiver and voice recording. The black design is pretty sleek. Price: 20 GB $299, 30GB $349...
Despite its small size, Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch for music lovers (09/26/05)
As with the larger iPods, users say navigation of the Nano is simple. Scrolling through menus and songs is as simple as sliding a finger around a "click wheel." Embedded buttons enable quick track skipping. I filled up a 4 GB Nano with about 680 songs -- including some lengthy classical pieces -- in about 10 minutes. The sound quality is good, though I'm not a big fan of the included ear buds, which fall out too easily...
Tiny tunes: iPod Nanos selling well in area stores (09/26/05)
Apple's new iPod Nanos are flying off the shelves at the Cape Girardeau Best Buy. "People are buying them like crazy," said Jackie Kelso, who works in wireless sales for the electronics store giant. "We can't keep them in stock. They're going out faster than we can get them in."...
People on the move 09/26/05 (09/26/05)
Cape man wins national service award The Northwestern Mutual Foundation announced recently that David Hahs of Cape Girardeau has been named an "outstanding volunteer" in Northwestern Mutual's national Community Service Award program. Hahs was selected as a winner for his contribution to Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson. ...
Donald McCall (09/26/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. --Donald Marion McCall, 56, of Highlandville, Mo., formerly of Glenallen, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at his sister's home in Jackson. He was born on Jan. 13, 1949, in Riverside, Calif., son of Albert James McCall and Doris Marie Becker...
Mary E. Chicon (09/26/05)
COBDEN, Mo. --Mary E. Chicon, 95, of Peoria, Ill., formerly of Cobden, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at her home. She was born July 19, 1910, in Cobden, Mo., daughter of Robert M. and Cornelia Smith Childers. She and Walter Chicon were married Nov. 17, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Donald Jordan (09/26/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Donald Jordan, 77, of Tamms died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 7, 1927, son of Eugene and Eulah Greer Jordan. He and Isabel Lamb were married on May 31, 1947. Jordan was the owner and operator of Donald Jordan Trucking and Farms. He was a member of the Elco United Methodist Church...
Margaret Gibson (09/26/05)
Margaret G. Gibson, 95, of Jackson died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born June 25, 1910. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Births 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
Martin; Plunkett
Cape fire report 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 6:02 p.m., emergency medical service at the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue. * At 6:52 p.m., emergency medical service at the 600 block of Spanish Street. * At 11:14 p.m., assault at 121 S. Sprigg St...
Out of the past 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 26, 1980 A group of parents, upset over what they see as a lack of adequate pupil discipline at May Greene Elementary School, sets up pickets at the school and calls for the replacement of principal Robert Renfrow. James I. Bowman, manager of the Cape Girardeau Procter and Gamble plant, says that about 115 employees, all with less than one year of service, will be terminated because of the suspension there of Rely tampon production...
Afghan elections (09/26/05)
The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle Afghanistan had a good turnout in elections for its new parliament on Sunday and has made substantial progress toward becoming a representative democracy. Around half of the 12.4 million Afghans who were registered to vote did, despite calls by the Taliban to boycott the elections...
Simon Wiesenthal (09/26/05)
The Indianapolis Star For six decades, Simon Wiesenthal served as a voice for justice, a tireless reminder of the horror and evil of the Holocaust. Wiesenthal, who died Tuesday, lost 89 family members to the Nazis' assault on Europe and the Jewish people. He survived five death camps, weighing less than 100 pounds when liberated by American soldiers in May 1945 in Austria. He was 36 years old...
Repairing the floodwall (09/26/05)
Part of the "Mississippi River Tales" mural completed by creator Tom Melvin and his team of artists earlier this year in downtown Cape Girardeau may have to be repainted in a few months. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend more than $9 million repairing the floodwall the mural is painted on. None of that money -- $2 million for design work and $7 million for construction -- will go toward repainting the mural...
Speak Out 9/26/05 (09/26/05)
Live for today; Biblical meditation; Future inheritance; False attempt; Popular carnival; Awesome experience; Need a degree; All in the upbringing; Plan has problems; Wage information; Paying for education; Speed bumps needed; Gasoline economics; Hiring the handicapped; Hurricane lessons; Common sense now; Can't handle it; Can't change history
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