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Grant to aid center's efforts to counsel evacuees (10/24/05)
Cape Girardeau therapists are reaching out to Hurricane Katrina evacuees as part of a grant received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau received a phase-one grant of $34,000 that provides initial-response aid for up to two months after the hurricane. They were notified of the approval two weeks ago and funding will continue until Nov. 6...
Groups pool resources for neighborhood health-care fair (10/24/05)
Free health screenings and a meal brought neighbors together Sunday afternoon in downtown Cape Girardeau. A neighborhood health fair was held by Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St., in conjunction with Neighborhood Connections and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The fair offered free screenings for blood pressure, depression, anxiety and other health issues...
Cape teen seriously hurt in one-vehicle accident (10/24/05)
Southeast Missourian A Cape Girardeau teenager was seriously injured early Sunday morning when her vehicle ran off the roadway on Highway 25 in Stoddard County. Ratracia Burton, 16, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The accident occurred when her vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a culvert and came to rest in a ditch three miles south of Dexter, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
The stuff of legends (10/24/05)
I remember having a strong feeling of dread when Willie Nelson first took the stage Sunday night. I had just witnessed a large man spend several minutes peddling Willie merchandise and talking about how great the musician was, using several descriptions such as "the Walt Whitman of our times." It's always been my experience that when a performer resorts to selling himself so strongly and openly, he's usually washed up...
Acting alumni return to Rose Theatre (10/24/05)
Rose Theatre was once a place where Patrick Abbott spent a lot of time. Even after a 10-year absence, the place is still very familiar. "I had not set foot into Rose Theatre in a decade, and I walked in and it smelled exactly the same as it did when I first walked in when I was 8 years old," said Abbott...
Highway Patrol reports Dexter woman killed (10/24/05)
Southeast Missourian A Dexter, Mo., woman was killed late Saturday night when her vehicle struck a utility pole and a tree in Stoddard County. Mary Schinker, 75, was taken by ambulance to Missouri Southern Hospital in Dexter and pronounced dead on arrival. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Schinker was traveling westbound on County Road 612 when her car ran off the right side of the roadway...
A mixed blessing (10/24/05)
Local farmer John Lorberg has experienced both sides of the corn harvest story in 2005 -- yields that are good, but not record breaking, and yields that were not so good. Lorberg farms two different patches of ground, one near Gordonville, another in Whitewater's Crooked Creek bottoms...
Business spirits lift as Halloween approaches (10/24/05)
On Friday, Josh Robinson perused through a seemingly endless assortment of Halloween costumes at the Kostomb Shoppe, from one of the Thunderbirds from the movie "Grease," to the cartoony Speed Racer, the quirky animated television character from the 1970s...
'Forensic Files' TV show visits (10/24/05)
A film crew from Court TV's top rated program, "Forensic Files," will be in Cape Girardeau this week to begin production for an episode highlighting the 1990 murder of William Lowes. On Oct. 20, 1990, Lowes, 47, was found dead in his home at 202 S. Pacific St. in Cape Girardeau. An investigation led to the arrest of his former stepson, Brian K. Crews, who is serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of Lowes...
Community briefs 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Legion plans Halloween dance for Saturday American Legion Altenthal-Joerns Post 158 will hold a Halloween dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, one block north of the courthouse. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Classic Country band will furnish music. Call Leonard Adams at 243-2467 for more information...
Horizons center benefits from first golf fund raiser (10/24/05)
Horizons Enrichment Center, a facility that assists adults with developmental and mental disabilities, recently held a benefit golf outing at Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The outing raised $3,300, which enabled the center to purchase a 15-passenger van...
Military news 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Scott City serviceman returns home from Iraq; Reservist completes basic combat training; Parker graduates from Navy basic training
Group: Cougars may be recolonizing in the Midwest (10/24/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Out deer hunting with some pals last December, Kenny Tharp couldn't believe what he found dead, curled beneath a pine tree. It was a 98-pound cougar -- a rarity in Illinois. Tharp had heard folks around that northwest Illinois area talk of seeing the animals also known as mountain lions, but his find near New Boston was the state's second confirmed cougar sighting in more than a century...
Pensions bill still on the table but not moving soon (10/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly everyone -- business, labor, Republicans, Democrats -- agrees that something must be done to sustain company-based pension plans and make sure that the federal agency insuring them doesn't become a financial basket case. Getting Congress to agree on legislation is another matter...
Government study: Female prison population growing faster than (10/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- Women made up 7 percent of all inmates in state and federal prisons last year and accounted for nearly one in four arrests, the government reported Sunday. A co-author of a Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Paige Harrison, linked an upswing in the rate of arrest for women to their increased participation in drug crimes, violent crimes and fraud...
'Rocket' Wilma aims at Florida (10/24/05)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Rain pounded Key West late Sunday as Hurricane Wilma accelerated toward storm-weary Florida, threatening residents with 115-mph winds, tornadoes and a surge of seawater that could flood the Keys and the state's southwest coast. The Category 3 hurricane was expected to make landfall before dawn today in the state's southwest corner, likely near Naples and Marco Island, National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield said...
Villagers flee as winter nears (10/24/05)
PARAS, Pakistan -- The trees along the river are starting to change color, and the leaves are turning yellow and gold. On the high mountains a few miles away, snow is already falling, leaving an ever-increasing coat of white far above the tree line...
Looting breaks out after Wilma slams Mexico (10/24/05)
CANCUN, Mexico -- Mexicans and stranded tourists, hungry and frustrated after a two-day beating by Hurricane Wilma, stood in line to buy supplies Sunday or simply raided grocery or furniture stores, dragging goods from shops ripped open by the storm...
World briefs 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Death toll may be 117 from Nigerian jet crash; Quake in Afghanistan kills five, damages villages; Pope Benedict presides over first canonization rite
Iraq's insurgency, fueled by politics, is not abating (10/24/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With the grim milestone of the 2,000th U.S. military death looming in Iraq, many wonder about the direction of the insurgency that killed most of them. Experts think the country's increasingly regional-oriented politics will fuel the insurgency and even spread it further inside Iraq...
Cubs bid for return trip to state tournament (10/24/05)
Bell City and Leopold have claimed two of the last three Class 1 state volleyball championships. The Cubs and Wildcats again are among the area's top volleyball squads, and both will enter district play this week as top seeds in their quests to return to the state's final four. That puts them on a collision course for Saturday's four-team sectional at Advance...
High school volleyball district previews (10/24/05)
Class 1 District 2 at Bell City Teams: No. 1 Bell City, No. 2 Advance, No. 3 Bernie, No. 4 Oran, No. 5 Risco, No. 6 Richland Schedule: Monday, Oran vs. Risco, 5 p.m.; Bernie vs. Richland, 6 p.m.; Bell City vs. Oran/Risco winner, 7 p.m.; Advance vs. Bernie/Richland winner, 8 p.m.; Tuesday, championship, 7 p.m...
Texas gains on Trojans in AP rankings (10/24/05)
Texas is changing some minds. The second-ranked Longhorns picked up two more first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, gaining on No. 1 Southern California. USC is on top of the rankings for a record 27th straight poll. The Trojans received 55 first-place votes and 1,615 points. The Longhorns, coming off a 52-17 victory over previously unbeaten Texas Tech, received the remaining 10 first-place votes and 1,569 points in the media poll...
Redhawks falls in OVC finale, end up tied for third (10/24/05)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Despite losing its final Ohio Valley Conference game of the season, the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team will host a first-round OVC Tournament contest. Host Tennessee-Martin recorded the program's first victory against the Redhawks on Sunday, scoring a late goal to post a 1-0 victory...
Freshman Holloman puts together breakthrough performance in loss (10/24/05)
To say that Tim Holloman made the most of his most extensive action of the season would be an understatement. Holloman, Southeast Missouri State's true freshman tailback, had played varied amounts during the Redhawks' first six games. But Saturday night at Eastern Kentucky, Holloman carried virtually all of the rushing load for Southeast -- and he nearly helped carry the Redhawks to their first win of the season...
Gordon wins; Stewart grabs lead (10/24/05)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jeff Gordon held on in a three-lap dash with Tony Stewart, who grabbed a 15-point lead over third-place finisher Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Gordon, a four-time champion who didn't qualify for the 10-race, Nextel Cup playoff, completed a sweep of the season's two races on the .526-mile speedway -- the oldest in NASCAR's premier stock car series...
Depleted St. Louis rallies to top Saints (10/24/05)
ST. LOUIS -- With so many key pieces missing, the St. Louis Rams went into survival mode. That was enough to beat the spiraling New Orleans Saints. Steven Jackson scored on a pair of short runs for the Rams, and Kevin Curtis got the go-ahead touchdown on a 5-yard reverse with 5 minutes, 58 seconds to go in a come-from-behind 28-17 victory Sunday...
Podsednik socks one; White Sox win 7-6 on walkoff homer (10/24/05)
CHICAGO -- Scott Podsednik made it two electrifying home runs for the White Sox -- and two World Series wins. Podsednik's home run off Brad Lidge in the ninth inning gave Chicago a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday night and put the White Sox halfway home to their first World Series title in 88 years...
Glover posts first victory on PGA Tour (10/24/05)
Lucas Glover captured his first PGA Tour victory Sunday with birdies on the last two holes, making a 40-foot putt from the fringe and a 35-foot bunker shot on the last hole to win the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Glover, who closed with a 7-under 65, was among 10 players who had a chance to win over the final four holes under threatening skies across from the Magic Kingdom...
Clemens hopes to be healthy to start Game 5 for Astros (10/24/05)
CHICAGO -- A day after Roger Clemens hobbled off the field, the Houston Astros could not answer the big question: Will Clemens be able to pitch again in the World Series? "When it comes to Roger Clemens, I have to be optimistic," Astros general manager Tim Purpura said Sunday...
Coldwell Banker Hamilton bought (10/24/05)
In the next couple of weeks, those of you who watch closely will notice that the signs are about to change at Coldwell Banker Hamilton Realty. That's because real-estate agents Mike Annis and Dana Leming (brother and sister) have bought the business from Martha Hamilton, who is staying on as an agent...
A Digital dilemma: BlackBerry users discover the drawback of handheld technology (10/24/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld. Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe. Last year, the 37-year-old agricultural sales director from Post Falls, Idaho, noticed a throbbing sensation in this thumbs whenever he typed. ...
Business memo 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Portageville chamber preparing for holidays At its monthly meeting, the Portageville, Mo., Chamber of Commerce decided to hold the annual Portageville Christmas open house on Nov. 20. All merchants will be open that afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. The chamber will also have the second annual holiday lighting contest. ...
People on the move 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Magna-Tel Inc. names sales director Magna-Tel Inc., a promotional products magnetic supplier in Cape Girardeau, has recently named Charles G. Duggan II as sales director. Duggan has more than 13 years in sales and is currently serving as the chairman for the promotional products industry's education committee...
Gizmondo solidly built; its games solidly bad (10/24/05)
DALLAS -- There's one surefire way for a video game system to fail with consumers: a lack of decent games. It seems obvious, right? Yet somehow, along comes Gizmondo. This latest entrant in the already crowded handheld game market, which became available Saturday in the United States, will initially have 14 games to choose from -- most all of them uniformly terrible...
Limbaugh, Johnson law firms readying to move (10/24/05)
Two Cape Girardeau-based law practices will be on the move next year, with one moving to downtown and the other moving from a building it has occupied since the 1970s. The prestigious Limbaugh, Russell, Payne & Howard has long been at its current offices at 2027 Broadway. But the firm's partners will be moving next year into their new building, which they bought over the summer...
Lawrence Kidd (10/24/05)
DELTA, Mo. -- Lawrence William Kidd, 95, of Delta died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at his home in Delta. He was born Sept. 13, 1910, in Arbor, Mo., son of Adam Hensley and Gladys Ann Beck Kidd. He and Lucille Rhodes were married on July 2, 1946, in Marshall, Miss. She preceded him in death on June 4, 2001...
Julius Newell (10/24/05)
Julius Ray Newell, 70, of Essex, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 13, 1935, in Balwin, Miss., son of Barney Lee and Lucy Reeves Newell. He and Marie Crosno were married on May 6, 1988 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She died Aug. 17, 2001...
Ralph Lettelier (10/24/05)
Ralph E. Lettelier, 95, of Oran died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 2, 1910, in Everett, Wash., son of Walter and Ada White Lettelier. He and Ethyle M. Carr were married on March 5, 1984. She died May 20, 1999...
Loretta Roberson (10/24/05)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Loretta B. Roberson, 65, of Mound City died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at her home in Mound City. The Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Florence Sackberger (10/24/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Florence Ann Sackberger, 75, of Cairo died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at her home in Cairo. She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Frankfort, Ind., daughter of Peter Alton and Alda Winona Adams Bush. She and Louis E. Sackberger were married. He died March 5, 2002...
Merritt Taylor (10/24/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Merritt E. Taylor, 69, of Advance died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan., son of Earl and Ida Ellard Taylor. He and Mary Cudd were married on January 22, 1982, in Advance...
Cape police report 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Ronald Eugene Taylor, 41, of 1726 N. Main St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Edwin Dean White III, 54, of 616 Peironnet Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Cape fire report 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 2:03 p.m., carbon monoxide detector at 2045 Woodland Hills Drive. At 3:40 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Greenbrier Drive and Nottingham Lane. At 4:06 p.m., illegal burning at Lombardo and Landgraf streets...
Out of the past 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 24, 1980 The cost of higher education in Cape Girardeau will go up next year by $15 per semester in accordance with a measure approved by Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents; the enrollment cost is presently $180 per semester...
United Way: Powers of ten (10/24/05)
The nation's capital is awash in speculation about what kind of Supreme Court justice Harriet Miers would be. The discussion brings to mind the scene when Hamlet, gazing at a cloud, says first that it resembles a camel, then a weasel and finally a whale. Looking at something vaporous and indistinct, you can picture almost anything you want...
Getting them next year (10/24/05)
No St. Louis Cardinals fan wanted the last season at Busch Stadium to end this way -- our bruised and battered team offering whiff after whiff at Roy Oswalt's devastating fastballs. We all watched after Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina popped up a lazy fly ball to end the game, causing the Astros' mad dash to the center of the field to celebrate in our stadium...
Speak Out 10/24/05 (10/24/05)
Rescuing fat friends; Reality check ; Fighting words; Women's rights; Worry warts; Extreme reaction; Stay inside; Worm wisdom; Art appreciation; Adopt jail babies; Safe neighborhood; Hating religions; Changing the rules; Helping the abused
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