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Stories from Monday, October 31, 2005

Government reform: Oversight of financial industries (10/31/05)
The idea of creating a single state department to regulate all financial industries finds one department eager to jettison some duties and a state official guarding her turf. The Missouri State Government Review Commission has proposed combining oversight of banking, credit unions, insurance and security brokers into one agency. Currently, those duties are split between the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Insurance and the secretary of state's office...
Oran girl injured after tow truck's brakes fail (10/31/05)
A 12-year-old Oran girl received severe injuries Sunday evening after brakes failed on a tow truck, which was towing the vehicle she was riding in. Amber Reynolds was airlifted to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Her mother, Pamela Reynolds, 37, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis with moderate injuries...
Barge traffic slowly gets back to normal (10/31/05)
Area grain elevator operators and dealers say there is no longer a shortage of barges, but ports along in the Gulf Coast still aren't back to full working capacity. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disrupted the barge transportation system, and area grain elevators and dealers were forced to store corn on the ground because there was nowhere else to put it. Barges were going down the Mississippi River, but weren't able to travel up fast enough to meet a heavy demand for transportation...
New Orleans resident makes most out of stay (10/31/05)
New Orleans author and jazz musician Tom Piazza is still in exile in Southeast Missouri, just as he has been since Hurricane Katrina struck. The situation presented the perfect opportunity for Southeast Missouri State University's English Department. The department is constantly seeking real-life authors to give perspective to its students, especially if they're winners of the James Michener Award for Fiction like Piazza...
Homecoming activities include rare visit to Academic Hall's dome (10/31/05)
On the third floor of the 100-year-old Academic Hall is a door students, faculty members and visitors pass by on a regular basis without giving it any thought. It looks like any other door in the building, maybe a little reminiscent of a janitor's closet. But when the door opens, 25 wooden steps lead up to the inside of the most visible landmark in Cape Girardeau, Academic Hall's copper dome...
Travel agents rushed as hurricanes change plans (10/31/05)
The recent hurricanes have caused plenty of damage already, but they're not completely winded just yet. Now they're dampening holiday travel plans to warm-weather regions like the Caribbean. Hurricane Wilma wrecked Mexican vacation destinations Cancun and Cozumel, and some hotels there are closed at least through Christmas. Florida resorts were also banged up, but they expect to reopen sooner...
Man struck, killed in accident on I-55 (10/31/05)
A Farmington, Mo., man was killed in Cape Girardeau County early Sunday morning when he walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Interstate 55. Leonard Motsinger, 34, was pronounced dead on the scene after being struck by a Dodge Caravan driven by Robert Wahl of O'Fallon, Mo...
Moving train severs arm of Scott City girl (10/31/05)
A 7-year-old Scott City girl had her arm severed after she was run over by a Union Pacific train at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday in Scott City. According to police chief Dan Cobb, the girl was playing with friends when she crawled under a stationary train. While she was under it, the train moved forward, severing her arm. The accident occurred approximately 150 yards from East 2nd Street...
Public transportation: Where do we go from here? (10/31/05)
Nathan and Sara Cromwell haven't met Frank Spielberg yet but the couple hopes Spielberg's suggestions on how to improve public transportation in Cape Girardeau County will make their lives a little easier. At three public meetings to be held Nov. 8 to 10, Spielberg, a public transportation consultant, will present his findings from a year-long study of Cape Girardeau County's problem of inadequate public transportation...
Spirit of service: Southeast Missouri Hospital Auxiliary salutes volunteers (10/31/05)
Southeast Missouri Hospital recently held its Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, with the theme of "lighting the way to a better tomorrow." The dinner's highlights included announcing the winner of the Ilena Aslin Service Award, the presentation of a major financial gift to the hospital, and recognizing Auxilians who have reached service milestones. Folk singer Dale Haskell provided entertainment...
Community cuisine 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
Breakfast to benefit Jackson food pantry; Girl Scouts make plans for fund-raising meal
Therapy dog 'Buddy' enjoys birthday party (10/31/05)
Buddy, the therapy dog who comes to work with Chateau Girardeau's social services designee Joyce Stacy, recently celebrated his second birthday. Like any typical two-year-old, Buddy just wouldn't let up on the barking until he had the chance to open all his gifts and play with them, according to Stacy...
Volunteers make a difference to Heartland Care (10/31/05)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Scott and Cape Girardeau Counties and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center participated in Make A Difference Day recently by presenting gifts to the residents and staff of the Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, Cape Girardeau. Snacks, pillows and coffee mugs were provided for each of the 94 residents...
Halloween gives New Orleans a chance to reclaim its mojo (10/31/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- The margarita Diane Spieler sips during her nocturnal masquerade on Bourbon Street matches the green of her face, airbrushed in dreadful detail with reptilian scales and skeletal hollows. Is she a radioactive ghoul? An alien sea serpent?...
Republicans urge Bush to nominate a solid conservative for high court (10/31/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush neared a decision on a new nominee for the Supreme Court as Republican lawmakers suggested Sunday he should pick a solid conservative with a track record as a judge. But the Senate's top Democrat raised the possibility of "a lot of problems" if Bush settles on federal appeals judge Samuel Alito to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor...
Nation briefs 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
New Orleans trumpeter is star of Halloween event NEW YORK -- The leader of New York's annual Halloween parade will be a little trumpeter from New Orleans -- 10-year-old Glenn Haul III, whose house and horn were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. In New York, he got a new trumpet that he will play today in what is billed as the country's biggest public Halloween event. ...
Agency slow in addressing security needs (10/31/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has missed dozens of deadlines set by Congress after the Sept. 11 attacks for developing ways to protect airplanes, ships and railways from terrorists. A plan to defend ships and ports from attack is six months overdue. Rules to protect air cargo from infiltration by terrorists are two months late. A study on the cost of giving anti-terrorism training to federal law enforcement officers who fly commercially was supposed to be done more than three years ago...
In a world full of microbes, will billions of dollars build biodefenses? (10/31/05)
AIRO, Egypt -- The bacteria lie dormant, freeze-dried in sealed ampules, in a refrigerator on a teeming university campus beside the Nile. They're among Earth's most common germs -- clostridia perfringens, a cause of food poisoning, a specimen for research. But this pathogen can also be a weapon: Iraqi scientists worked for years to mobilize this "Agent G" for Saddam Hussein's wars...
Kashmiri militants claim responsibility for bombings (10/31/05)
NEW DELHI -- A little-known group that police say has ties to Kashmir's most feared militants claimed responsibility Sunday for a series of terrorist bombings in New Delhi. Authorities said they already had gathered useful clues about the near-simultaneous blasts Saturday night that ripped through a bus and two crowded markets just before the Hindu festival of Diwali, one of the year's busiest shopping seasons...
Bulldogs hope to rediscover district success (10/31/05)
Two seasons have passed since Notre Dame brought home the Class 2 boys soccer state title in 2002. Since then the Bulldogs have not been able to make it out of their district, falling in the district championship game each of the past two seasons. The Bulldogs had won five straight district titles from 1998 to 2002...
Scott City runs into buzzsaw in loss at Crystal City (10/31/05)
The Scott City football team's bid for a district championship was dashed in a 50-6 loss Friday night at Crystal City. Both teams were unbeaten in Class 2 District 2 play entering the game, though Crystal City (7-2) had a gaudier resume than the Rams (3-6). The Hornets clinched the playoff berth with the win...
Jayhawks tame MU's deadly Tiger (10/31/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Brad Smith will be facing Colorado this week and not Kansas, so the Missouri star will likely break the NCAA record for career yards rushing by a quarterback. Smith only needs six yards -- but going into Missouri's game against Kansas and the stout Jayhawk defense, he needed only 43. He also was just 147 yards rushing and 104 passing away from becoming the first major college player to amass 8,000 yards through the air and 4,000 on the ground...
NFL: Week 8 (10/31/05)
Bears 19, Lions 13, OT. Jeff Garcia's across-the-body pass was picked off by Charles Tillman and returned 22 yards for a touchdown with 8:43 left in overtime, lifting Chicago (4-3) atop the NFC North with a over Detroit (4-3). It was a big win for Chicago not only because the Bears broke a first-place tie with Detroit, but also because they secured a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Lions, whom they beat 38-6 in an earlier meeting...
Some Zen different: Lakers, Knicks put a few wrinkles into pursuit of Spurs (10/31/05)
Out on the West Coast, the NBA's Zen master has returned home from a yearlong sabbatical, accepting a task sure to disturb his implacable cool. On the other coast, Brooklyn's wayward son finally has his dream job, moving into Madison Square Garden for the ultimate stop in a lifetime of wandering...
Rams hold off Jaguars amid chaos, injuries (10/31/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Vitt took over as St. Louis Rams' interim coach with a no-nonsense reputation and just-the-facts demeanor. That doesn't put him above using some inspirational tools now and then. Before a 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Vitt dug a copy of the 2000 film "Gladiator" out of mothballs to show his players a clip to keep them fired up and fighting -- despite being without their head coach and most of their stars...
Hall of Famer Lopez dies at 97 (10/31/05)
MIAMI -- Al Lopez, a Hall of Fame catcher and manager who led the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox to American League pennants in the 1950s, died Sunday at 97. Lopez had been hospitalized in Tampa since Friday, when he suffered a heart attack at his son's home, Al Lopez Jr. said...
Demitra burns his ex-team with 2 goals (10/31/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Craig Conroy has been Pavol Demitra's teammate in two places, and he knew the Slovakian star would be revved up for his first game against the St. Louis Blues. He just didn't know how excited. Demitra scored twice Saturday night in the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 victory over the Blues and seemed to be especially focused against his former teammates...
Edwards takes high road to victory (10/31/05)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Lap after lap, Carl Edwards flirted with the outside walls on his way to another victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. While just about everyone else in the 43-car field for Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race tried to run well below those unforgiving walls, Edwards purposely hugged the concrete at speeds approaching 200 mph...
Watson overcomes 8-shot defict to win Schwab Cup (10/31/05)
Tom Watson rallied from a six-shot deficit with an 8-under 64 Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the season-ending event on the Champions Tour. Watson surged up the leaderboard in Sonoma, Calif., as third-round leader Jay Haas struggled, finishing at 16-under 272 for his second win of the year and eighth victory on the Champions Tour...
The truth about cows, Gucci and recycling (10/31/05)
Q: The "Dennis the Menace" cartoon of Oct. 15 reminded me of something I was taught and I've wondered about for years. Is it true that if one wishes to successfully milk a cow, they must always approach the cow on the cow's right side?...
Gooooaaaal! Kick's Soccer Shop to open (10/31/05)
Being a naturally gifted athlete -- I watch all the major sports -- I'm always interested when new sporting goods shops come to town. The newest one with plans to roll into Cape Girardeau is the cleverly named Kick's Soccer Shop. The new shop, owned by Eric and Derrick Long, will open in late November or early December at 211 S. Plaza Way behind BG's. The new shop will feature a variety of soccer footwear, apparel, soccer balls and items like shin guards, socks and goalie supplies...
The art of the meal: Proper dining etiquette is serious business on job interviews (10/31/05)
When Racheal Culberson attended a seminar on business interviews and dining etiquette last week, it wasn't for the first time. Before she walked in the door, the 21-year-old Southeast Missouri State University business major already knew where her flatware, napkin and elbows should be at all times...
People on the move 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
Carol Robert has been named Targeted Publications sales manager at the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau. Robert will oversee a staff of eight and all the targeted monthly publications, including Business Today, Homes, Zipsheet and She, plus a variety of other niche publications throughout the year. ...
Start now to campaign for pay raise next year (10/31/05)
NEW YORK -- Most workers can expect pay raises of about 3.5 percent next year -- the same as this year, according to recent employer surveys. If you think you deserve more than that, now may be a good time to approach your boss. "A lot of companies are in the process of putting their budgets together," said John A. Challenger, chief executive of the Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. outplacement firm in Chicago. "It won't hurt to get your name in there now."...
Business memo 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
Monticello House offering Medicare drug seminar The Monticello House is offering an educational seminar on the pharmacy provisions of the Medicare program that take effect Jan. 1. The free hourlong seminar is open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. ...
Web banking to get significant security upgrade (10/31/05)
BOSTON -- If you do banking over the Internet, generally the drill is pretty simple: you enter your user name and password, and away you go. But behind the scenes, the bank can do a lot to check you out: are you at your home computer, or at one with an Internet address that, strangely, is registered overseas? Are you logging on at an unusual time of day, or from a super-fast connection when normally you have dial-up?...
Elmer Stokes (10/31/05)
Elmer Stokes, 62, of Anna, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Freda Carron (10/31/05)
BLOOMSDALE, Mo. --Freda H. Carron, 88, of Crystal City, Mo., formerly of Bloomsdale, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Bloomsdale, daughter of Charles and Philomene Roth Werner. She and Charles Carron were married and he preceded her in death...
Blanche Angle (10/31/05)
Blanche Genevieve 'Jenny' Angle, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Ross (10/31/05)
ANNA, Ill. --Elizabeth Ross, 77, of Makanda, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at her home. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until service time Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda...
Jeffrey Angel (10/31/05)
TAMMS, Ill. --Jeffrey Kenneth Angel, 49, of McClure died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment will be in McCrite Cemetery...
Lawrence Cerny (10/31/05)
COBDEN, Ill. --Lawrence Cerny, 87, of Cobden died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born June 12, 1918, in Cobden, son of John M. and Elizabeth Bigler Cerny. Cerny was a farmer and a member and past trustee of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cobden. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Cobden American Legion Post 259...
Norris L. Boren (10/31/05)
Norris L. Boren, 88, of New Wells, Mo., passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at his home. He was born December 13, 1916, east of New Wells, son of Henry F. and Emma Hutteger Boren. He and Elsie Stueve were married Nov. 22, 1942. Norris was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells and was also a lifetime member of the church...
Cape police reports10/31/05 (10/31/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Blane Milde, 24, of 1142 County Road 318, Jackson, was issued a summons for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 7:15 p.m., still alarm at 414 Penrod Place. At 7:19 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of South Kingshighway. At 9:01 p.m., alarm sounding at 611 S. West End Blvd...
Out of the past 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
25 years ago: Oct. 31, 1980 Cape Girardeau police are unable to account for almost 100 American and foreign coins that were part of a collection that was turned over to the police department three years ago by a youth who found them in the vicinity of Jefferson School; only 40 of the coins have been returned to him; many of the coins were old and of interest to collectors...
Arts awards (10/31/05)
In receiving the Otto Dingeldein Award recently, musician Narvol A. Randol Jr. of Cape Girardeau and painter Herb Wickham of Jackson were welcomed into a 20-year tradition of honoring people whose work in the arts has enriched this part of Missouri...
Speak Out 10/31/05 (10/31/05)
Poor news choices; Paying state workers; Check it out; Cemetery vandals; Proposed penalties; Fabulous party; Try electric fence; Counting deaths; Preservation idea; Doing his job; Mediocre surprise; Judging parents
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