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South Elementary students in Jackson set marathon goal (11/02/05)
Every Tuesday until April a dwindling group of fourth- and fifth-graders at South Elementary in Jackson are taking part in Marathon Kids. For each of 26 weeks the students have to read 100 pages of a book, do one good deed and on Tuesdays run a mile...
Prosecutor reviewing case of girl injured by train (11/02/05)
Whether charges will be filed in the case of a girl who arm was severed while she trying to crawl under a Union Pacific train is up to Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd. Boyd must decide "if this is a case of very bad parenting or criminal negligence on the part of one or more of the adult participants," Scott City police chief Don Cobb said Tuesday in a news release...
Benton station begins selling ethanol blend (11/02/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- A new form of ethanol-based fuel is available in the area starting today, and supporters say it burns cleaner, less expensively and will reduce the country's dependency on foreign oil. It's called E85, and starting at 9 a.m. it will be for sale at Express Fuel Center in Benton, just off the Interstate 55 interchange...
CD review: Catatonic's "Red Light in My Head" (11/02/05)
Before ever listening to Catatonic it might be easy to assume that they're going to be just another emo band. Really, though, there's nothing at all alike between the emo that is popular at the moment and Catatonic. The first time I listened to "Red Light in My Head" the band A Perfect Circle was what came to my mind as opposed to Fall Out Boy, which is something that makes Catatonic stand out a bit more from the crowd...
The college dropout hits Carbondale (11/02/05)
Fresh off his latest hit, "George Bush Hates Black People," (Hurricane Katrina Benefit remix) Kanye West rolls into Carbondale this month with a show Nov. 15 at the SIU Arena. West's first album, "The College Dropout," established the rapper as one of the freshest voices in the genre, and 2005's "Late Registration" solidified that status. Don't forget all the Grammy awards either, like Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song...
Double Feature: Show Me Digital Film Festival is back for act two, bigger than before (11/02/05)
Pat Bond is a mellow dude. As he sits at Breakaway's, where he has a real job as a bartender to pad his independent filmmaking, he's ultra-relaxed talking about the future of his burgeoning film festival and his small group of renegade filmmakers, the Cape Filmmakers Cooperative...
The Enchanted Forest gives teens a place to rock out, no drugs, no alcohol (11/02/05)
The bass player for the indie band Fists of Phoenix sits in front of me, wearing a denim miniskirt and a flipped hairdo. There are no girls in the band, however. "My name's Jerrica tonight, sweetheart," lisps Jarred Harris, whose Halloween costume is strikingly realistic. Many of the teens and adults at the Enchanted Forest, the all-ages venue on Broadway, are in costume tonight. It's the first annual Halloween show, but Harris has been here before...
Tidbits (11/02/05)
Giant Bear presents Orchestral Funkabilly; LoDo's gets gussied up; Gunderson takes a trip south; Improv at the Arena; The Doxies bring "Gold" sound...
A rock and roll Christmas, again (11/02/05)
Back by popular demand, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return to Cape Girardeau this month. On Nov. 16 TSO will play the Show Me Center, a venue the rock-orchestral team conquered last year. That performance brought in 4,300 people to the Show Me Center. It wasn't a complete sellout crowd, but by all accounts a success...
A "modest living" through art (11/02/05)
When explaining why Cape's newest art collective took the name Modest Living Artists, Jake Wells, a member of the group, emphasized the word living. He joked half-heartedly at the all-too-common tragic plight of free-thinkers and creative types. "If you're an artist," Wells said, "you're probably going to become famous after you die."...
The Schwag look to cash in on Cape scene (11/02/05)
Unless you're a hippy, hipster, journalist with gonzo tendencies or rock party fiend -- or hang out with any of those -- the name The Schwag probably means nothing to you. There are two meanings: one is a slang term for marijuana, the other is one of the biggest Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Midwest...
Catatonic: First Cape Girardeau, then the world (11/02/05)
For many bands it's a struggle at first to realize the true identity of the group. But for Cape Girardeau band Catatonic, this has never been a problem. "We wanted to dominate the world," said Jeff Prost, guitarist for the band, of the band's goals. "And we wanted to play good music and be original."...
Autolux doesn't suck, thousands mistaken (11/02/05)
There's a reason that most of the big modern rock acts today don't have much drawing power (unless you count pop darlings like Coldplay) -- fans seem to have lost the desire to hear fresh new sounds. Or maybe I'm some sort of elitist music Nazi. If so I'm proud...
Sikeston sets up cameras near schools, housing authority properties (11/02/05)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston's new remote camera surveillance system is up and running. "It's just another tool in our toolbox that helps make our community safer," said Drew Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety. The city has 21 cameras, most of which can be panned 360 degrees and zoom in or out...
Region digest 11/02/05 (11/02/05)
Jackson intersection to be closed several hours Oklahoma Street in Jackson at its intersection with Highway 34 will be closed at 7 a.m. Thursday. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the roadway is expected to be reopened by 5 p.m. The closure is required for Penzel Construction Co. to lay asphalt as part of the Route 34/72 upgrade to four lanes...
Company gearing up to produce planes (11/02/05)
Truckload by truckload, Commander Premier Aircraft has filled up a spacious hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport with the heavy duty equipment needed to manufacture the high-priced, single-engine planes. And the equipment and parts are still coming...
Customers find extra charges on phone bill (11/02/05)
An Internet business offering free coupons and savings online is eliciting complaints from people surprised by extra charges on their telephone bills. In the mail with last month's phone bill from SBC, Patti Miinch of Cape Girardeau found a bill for an additional $13 charge from a company called Email Discount Network. She immediately questioned the charges...
Bus driver sees stopping problem on Jackson Blvd. (11/02/05)
South Elementary fifth-grader Crystal Musgrave knows if she does something wrong on the bus she'll get in trouble. That's why she doesn't understand why people who break the law and drive past a stopped school bus letting off children don't get into trouble...
Club news 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
American Legion 158...
Blunt asks oil industry to help Missouri consumers (11/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt suggested Tuesday that oil companies should contribute some of their "swollen profits" to a program that helps pay the home heating bills of low-income Missourians. Blunt publicized a letter he sent to the American Petroleum Institute, noting some of its members recently reported record third-quarter profits and asking them to give a portion of that to Missouri's Utilicare program...
Panel offers simplified tax plans (11/02/05)
WASHINGTON -- Chosen to find a simpler way to tax the nation, a presidential panel on Tuesday recommended two designs that would rewrite virtually every tax law for individuals and businesses. Treasury Secretary John Snow called the proposals "bold recommendations" but he did not indicate what ideas the administration would embrace...
Rhythm and rodents: Researchers say male mice serenade mates (11/02/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard. Scientists have known for decades that male lab mice produce high-frequency sounds -- undetectable by human ears -- when they pick up the scent of a female mouse. This high-pitched babble is presumably for courtship, although scientists are not certain...
Bush outlines strategy for flu pandemic (11/02/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush announced a $7.1 billion strategy Tuesday to prepare for a possible worldwide super-flu outbreak, aiming to overhaul the vaccine industry so eventually every American could be inoculated within six months of a pandemic's beginning...
Idaho farmers may see profit from beluga ban (11/02/05)
BOISE, Idaho -- With the federal government's ban on beluga caviar from the Black Sea basin taking effect just before the busy holiday season, all eyes are turning to -- Idaho? The state's burgeoning aquaculture industry is hoping its farm-raised white sturgeon caviar will help fill the gap left by beluga on upscale menus. Several Idaho caviar farmers are starting their first commercial harvest this week...
Nation/world digest 11/02/05 (11/02/05)
Looking to stifle inflation, Fed boosts interest rates WASHINGTON -- Outgoing chairman Alan Greenspan and his Federal Reserve colleagues voted unanimously Tuesday to boost a key interest rate by a quarter-point -- the 12th such increase since June 2004, when the Fed's rate-raising campaign began. ...
Hurricane Katrina-hit U.S. Navy battalion helps quake victims in Pakistan (11/02/05)
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. Navy equipment operator Craig Ries steered his 15-ton truck through this earthquake-ravaged city and recalled the destruction of a disaster thousands of miles away -- Hurricane Katrina. The storm swept away the two-story apartment complex in Mississippi where he lived in with his wife and two children...
Asia-Pacific to stage mock flu outbreak (11/02/05)
BRISBANE, Australia -- Countries across the Asia-Pacific region coping with an outbreak of bird flu plan to stage a mock disease outbreak next year to gauge how well they would respond to a pandemic or other major health threat, an Australian official said Tuesday...
Three Notre Dame softball players earn first-team all-state accolades (11/02/05)
The Notre Dame softball team had its best season in program history, setting a school record for wins (29) while finishing Class 3 runner-up in the program's second ever trip to the state final four. The Bulldogs were honored for their accomplishments with three first-team members on the Missouri Softball Coaches Association all-state team. ...
Notre Dame advances to final (11/02/05)
Notre Dame goalie Nathan Kolda recorded a school-record 17th shutout of the season, as the Bulldogs eased by Lutheran South 2-0 in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 1 soccer tournament at Notre Dame on Tuesday. "I'm sure Nathan would be the first to give a lot of credit to the defense in front of him," Notre Dame coach Brad Wittenborn said...
Redhawks' Kraft strikes late (11/02/05)
Casey Kraft has scored her share of goals for Southeast Missouri State this season -- but none bigger than Tuesday night. Kraft, a freshman forward, connected with just 3:13 remaining in regulation, lifting the Redhawks past Jacksonville State 1-0 in a first-round Ohio Valley Conference tournament game at Houck Stadium...
A bitter ending provides fuel for women (11/02/05)
Last year's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship game holds few fond memories for Southeast Missouri State's women. But that excruciating double-overtime loss to Eastern Kentucky is not something the Redhawks have tried to put out of their minds...
Terrick's time: Redhawks ask Willoughby to take on bigger role (11/02/05)
Southeast Missouri State coach Gary Garner expects Terrick Willoughby to have a breakout season this year. Willoughby, the Redhawks' junior guard, is not normally one to sound his own horn -- but he would like to believe that Garner is right. "Breakout year ..." pondered Willoughby during the Redhawks' media day Tuesday at the Show Me Center. "Well, I guess I've been working so hard on my game, and he sees that, so he feels that way...
Panthers continue to stalk title (11/02/05)
Eastern Illinois players made no bones about the fact they were embarrassed by last season's 32-14 loss to Tennessee-Martin. "It was insulting," Eastern Illinois defensive end Kory Lothe told the Charleston Times-Courier prior to this season's rematch with the Skyhawks. "Probably my worst loss since I've been here."...
Friedheim unbeaten in dartball league (11/02/05)
Friedheim unbeaten in dartball league Friedheim was the only unbeaten team through the first two weeks of the Cape-Perry Lutheran Layman's League for Dartball, boasting a 6-0 record. The 12-team league plays on Tuesday nights in Perryville, Mo., and features players ranging from ages 13 to 80...
Correction 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
Correction * Southeast Missouri State offensive lineman Joe Hadley's first name was published incorrectly in Sunday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit filed by Bo Jackson (11/02/05)
CHICAGO -- A federal judge has dismissed Bo Jackson's defamation lawsuit against a California newspaper that apologized and retracted part of a story that said the former football and baseball star used steroids. Judge James B. Moran ruled Oct. 27 that the federal court in Chicago did not have jurisdiction in the lawsuit against the Ontario, Calif.-based Inland Valley Daily Bulletin...
Illini face another ranked opponent (11/02/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois' trip to meet 12th-ranked Ohio State this week will mark the Illini's third straight game against an opponent that is both ranked and a contender for the Big Ten title. While that's another major challenge for a team on a six-game losing streak, Illinois coach Ron Zook looks at the game as another chance for his young players to improve...
Unbeaten Colts get another shot at nemisis (11/02/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy spent all summer telling his Indianapolis Colts to keep the New England Patriots in perspective. Despite the repeated questions from fans about what it would take to finally beat their nemesis, Dungy advised against defining their season by one game. Instead, he wanted Indianapolis to worry about its first seven games before thinking about the Patriots...
Champion Spurs open with rings, victory (11/02/05)
The San Antonio Spurs tried on their dazzling championship rings for the first time Tuesday night, while Oklahoma City was doing its best to make the New Orleans Hornets feel at home. Opening night in the NBA featured four games, including a championship ceremony in San Antonio, the Hornets' first "home" game in Oklahoma City, Maurice Cheeks' return to Philadelphia and a rematch of last year's conference semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns...
Sports briefs 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
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The sweetest battle (11/02/05)
The Hotel Sacher, on the corner of Philharmonikerstrasse and Karntnerstrasse in the heart of Vienna, is so well known for its namesake chocolate dessert, the Sacher torte, that once some years ago a telegram from an American addressed simply to "Hotel Chocolate Cake, Vienna" was dutifully and without delay delivered to the place...
Fruit makes fabulous fall treats (11/02/05)
Halloween is over and my family looks to the next event where we will have a cause to get together and celebrate. That occasion would be my mother's birthday. We will gather and all of the kids will play and enjoy the outdoors on the farm, while the adults catch up on all the family news. A wonderful reason to celebrate this week: Mom's birthday...
Ruth Petties (11/02/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Ruth Mae Hill Petties, 75, of Cairo, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 31, 200 5, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at the Church of God and Son in Mounds, Ill., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. The Rev. David Terry and the Rev. James Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds, Ill...
Dwight Baker (11/02/05)
Dwight Leo "Spud" Baker, 85, of Jackson passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at his home. Dwight was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Caledonia, Mo., son of John and Ada May Buxton Baker. He and Annabell Elliott were married in 1945 in Granite City, Ill. Annabell and his infant daughter, Jennifer, preceded him in death. He and Joyce "Joy" Shrum were married Nov. 30, 1974, in Cape Girardeau...
Edith Johnson (11/02/05)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Edith M. Johnson, 90, of St. Charles, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Power Hill Nursing Home in South Elgin, Ill. She was formerly of Olive Branch and Pulaski, Ill. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday...
Elmer Stokes (11/02/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Elmer Stokes, 62, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care. He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Alto Pass, Ill., son of Raymond and Mary Smith Stokes. Survivors include a sister, Juanita Stokes; and two brothers, Raymond Stokes and Claude Smith...
Ulysses Hemmann (11/02/05)
LONGTOWN, Mo. -- Ulysses A. Hemmann, 82, of Longtown died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. He was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Uniontown, Mo., son of Gotfried B. and Emma Kanke Hemmann. He and Verna Weinrich Funke were married Aug. 28, 1966, at Longtown...
Edna Sewing (11/02/05)
Edna Thekla Sewing, 88, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Friedheim, daughter of Fredrick and Anna Grossheider Sewing. Sewing had been a housekeeper for various families in the Cape Girardeau area. She was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville, where she was still a member...
Alex Sauceda (11/02/05)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Alex "Hondo" Sauceda, 72, of Bell City died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Waco, Texas, son of Vidal and Susie Valdez Sauceda Sr. He first married Johnnie Katherine Canady July 22, 1959. She died Dec. 20, 1997. He later married Linda O'Hara Oct. 9, 2004...
Gertrude Meyr (11/02/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Gertrude Meyr, 86, of Chaffee passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 1, 1918, at Shawneetown, daughter of Charles and Dorthea Starzinger Schlimpert. She and Ruben O. Meyr were married Feb. 18, 1939. He preceded her in death July 3, 1988...
LaVerne Miller (11/02/05)
Our beloved wife and mother, LaVerne K. Koeppel Miller, age 77, of Jenks, Okla., departed this life Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. Born May 27, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, Mrs. Miller was raised in Jackson and spent much of her young adult life in Wyoming and Colorado. In 1971 she married Charles D. Miller of Wichita and moved to Kansas, where she continued a successful and fulfilling career as a secretary. She retired from the Boeing Company in 1989...
Births 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
Cole; McClanahand; Starr; Goza; Pace
Cape police report 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Fire reports 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 2, 1980 Cape Girardeau County voters will join fellow citizens in the state and nation Tuesday to help make decisions ranging from who will occupy the White House the next four years to whether bingo will be legalized in Missouri; with the promise of perfect election weather -- clear skies and mild temperatures -- the prediction of 26,000 county voters made by County Clerk Rodney Miller may be on target...
Caring for veterans (11/02/05)
Last spring, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs designated a grant for more than $4.2 million to pay for improvements to the 150-bed Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. The overall $6 million renovation is a year from completion, but residents already are seeing many changes in the place they call home...
Time to clean house at White House (11/02/05)
To the editor: Vice President Cheney's chief of staff has been charged with obstructing an investigation into the White House coverup of the lies that led our nation to war in Iraq. Two senior White House officials outted CIA operative Valerie Plame as punishment for her husband's revelations about the administration's Iraq lies...
Melting Arctic cap has up side too (11/02/05)
To the editor: Much of the hand-wringing over global warming may be for naught. The New York Times has just published an article concluding that the Arctic ice cap is shrinking, and while that may be bad for polar bears, it's great for commerce, the fishing industry and vital gas and oil exploration. In fact, a half-dozen nations are already rushing into icy, virgin territories in quest of natural resources worth hundreds of billions of dollars...
Many questions remain about case (11/02/05)
To the editor: We are writing to express our outrage over the unfair and unwarranted conviction and incarceration of Greg Sparkman. Greg is one of the most honest and compassionate people we have ever known. He gives tirelessly of his finances and efforts in many charities, including Cape's Wildest Rodeo with all the proceeds going to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis...
Speak Out 11/2/05 (11/02/05)
Compassionate voting; Bogus numbers; Frivolous lawsuits; Abusing the system; Zalma's great effort; Better entrance; Great band year; Uninsured motorists; Great program; Need bus system; Building boom
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