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Programs, weatherizing ease natural gas costs (11/04/05)
With cold weather quickly approaching, many low-income families and the elderly will make the decision between heating their homes or eating a meal. "That happens every single day," said Shanna Ashton, East Missouri Action Agency community information specialist. "These people don't realize what programs are available that can help them out."...
Stoddard Co. native to give book reading at Southeast (11/04/05)
Rose Marie Kinder hasn't been a resident of Southeast Missouri since 1967. But that doesn't mean her home region has left her heart. Kinder, who retired as a writing teacher from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, has continued to write stories using the vernacular and culture of the Bootheel, especially Stoddard County. On Monday she'll read from a collection of her short stories, "A Near-Perfect Gift," in Glenn Auditorium at 7 p.m...
Fire department issues no-burn order for Cape (11/04/05)
Acting on a warning from the National Weather Service, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department has issued a no-burn order until further notice. The department will deny permits for large fires, which are defined as piles larger than 5 feet wide, 5 feet deep by 5 feet high, but the no-burn order applies to fires of all sizes...
Carnahan, area business owners exchange ideas (11/04/05)
Cape Girardeau area business owners told Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan Thursday that synchronizing annual registrations with other government paperwork would help reduce the regulatory workload placed on small businesses. Carnahan, visiting the chamber of commerce, heard ideas for cutting red tape and offered a few of her own. ...
'Killshot' producers seeking local help (11/04/05)
The producers of "Killshot" are looking for some help with their movie shoot in Cape Girardeau, particularly from those who have some filmmaking experience to serve as production assistants. The most logical place to find them in Cape Girardeau is among the ranks of the Cape Filmmakers Cooperative. Missouri Film Commission Director Jerry Jones met with members of the group Thursday night to discuss roles members could play in the production of the film...
Region digest 11/04/05 (11/04/05)
City bicentennial focus of First Friday Coffee City of Cape Girardeau public information manager Tracey Glenn will be the guest speaker at the chamber of commerce's First Friday Coffee. The event will be at 7:30 a.m. today at the Show Me Center. Glenn will speak about the city's plans for its bicentennial celebration...
SEMO has record black enrollment (11/04/05)
Tanetra Flewellen and her friends can tell the difference just walking across the Southeast Missouri State University. They are among a record number of black students at Southeast Missouri State University this fall. "When we first came here we knew everybody," said Flewellen, 19, a sophomore from St. Louis. Now she and her friends regularly run into black students who are total strangers...
MoDOT contest tries to show other sides of engineering (11/04/05)
In holding its annual bridge building competition, the Missouri Department of Transportation hoped to make students more aware of the diversity in the field of civil engineering. Thirty-five area juniors and seniors from 12 schools participated in the second annual contest on Thursday...
Bicyclist, 13, struck crossing I-55 (11/04/05)
A 13-year-old boy was struck by a northbound sport utility vehicle on Thursday while trying to cross Interstate 55 on a bicycle. The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, received serious injuries to his leg and was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center, police said. The accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. just past mile marker 96, close to Texas Roadhouse...
Ex-N.J. governor Whitman lends support to Republicans for Choice (11/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman helped launch a new Republicans for Choice Committee in St. Louis Thursday and called on moderate Republicans to become more vocal within their party. Whitman was lending her support to the new chapter, part of a national Planned Parenthood effort by Republicans looking to increase abortion rights visibility within the party. ...
Nation digest 11/04/05 (11/04/05)
Merck absolved in Vioxx user's heart attack ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Merck & Co. won its first court battle over its Vioxx painkiller Thursday when a New Jersey state jury found that the drugmaker properly warned consumers about the risks of the medication. ...
$36 million Powerball ticket sold in Raytown (11/04/05)
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- A ticket sold at a grocery store in suburban Kansas City matched all six numbers in a Powerball drawing to win a $36 million jackpot, the Missouri Lottery said. The winning numbers in the multistate game were 6, 11, 14, 27 and 41, with 38 as the Powerball and 5 as the Power Play multiplier...
Senate budget bill cuts $36 billion; Alaska drilling a contentious issue (11/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly approved the first cuts since 1997 to benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and farm subsidies, giving Republicans a modest victory against ever-rising government spending. The bill, passed by a 52-47 vote, makes mild cuts to the health care programs for the elderly, poor and disabled, but leaves the food stamp program untouched...
Confirmation hearings set for January (11/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled Senate will begin hearings Jan. 9 on Judge Samuel Alito's appointment to the Supreme Court, leaders of the Judiciary Committee announced Thursday, a bipartisan repudiation of President Bush's call for a final confirmation vote before year's end...
Alito could bring abrupt shift to top court (11/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's middle ground is disappearing. If Samuel Alito is confirmed, he could almost immediately begin shifting the court onto more conservative footing as it considers contentious social issues like abortion, religion and capital punishment...
Greenspan warns deficits could cause disruptions (11/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- With just three months left before he leaves office, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan raised a warning to Congress: The country could face "serious economic disruptions" if bloated budget deficits are not curbed. The Fed chief's strong comments, made during an appearance Thursday before Congress' Joint Economic Committee, come after the government produced a $319 billion budget deficit this year -- an improvement from the record amount of red ink registered in 2004 but still the third-highest deficit on record.. ...
British girl credited with saving 100 tourists (11/04/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- Tilly Smith, just 10 years old at the time, put her geography lessons to good use: by quickly recognizing the warning signs of a tsunami, the English schoolgirl saved about 100 people from near-certain death at a Thai resort. ...
Paris-area riots spread to 20 towns; police brace for more violence (11/04/05)
AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France -- A week of riots in poor neighborhoods outside Paris gained dangerous new momentum Thursday, with youths shooting at police and firefighters and attacking trains and symbols of the French state. Facing mounting criticism, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed to restore order as the violence that erupted Oct. 27 spread to at least 20 towns, highlighting the frustration simmering in housing projects that are home to many North African immigrants...
Report: CIA had secret prisons in Europe (11/04/05)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union officials said Thursday they would investigate a report that the CIA set up secret jails in Eastern Europe to interrogate top al-Qaida suspects. The international Red Cross also said it asked the United States to let a representative visit detainees if such a facility exists...
Central closes season with win over Sikeston (11/04/05)
Central junior running back Hykeem Hammonds showed Tigers football fans that the immediate future could be bright. Hammonds rushed for 233 yards in Central's 33-20 win against Sikeston in the season finale Thursday night at Houck Stadium...
ND exits in shootout (11/04/05)
Notre Dame goalkeeper Nathan Kolda had a school-record 17 shutouts heading into Thursday's Class 2 District 1 championship game. Sikeston sophomore keeper Scott Droddy also had a school record, a more modest seven. Notre Dame was 17-3-3 heading into the contest; Sikeston was 12-10...
Bell City seek third state title (11/04/05)
Just two seasons ago Bell City's volleyball team ended a five-year absence from the state playoffs by capturing the program's third district title. The Cubs turned that district title into a second trip to the state final four and a second state title. Two seasons and two district titles later, Bell City finds itself back in the final four and looking for the program's third state title...
Chaffee losing streak hits 34 games (11/04/05)
Another long football season has come to an end for Chaffee, as Valle Catholic handed the Red Devils their 34th straight loss last night at Dempsey Field. The Red Devils suffered a 34-6 defeat in the final game of Class 1 District 1 action. They have not won a district game in their last 22 tries...
Redhawks will be on display against UMSL (11/04/05)
After three weeks of practice, Southeast Missouri State coach Gary Garner will finally get to see his team in action against outside competition. Garner figures it's about time. "We're at the point where I think we need to play somebody else, to kind of see where we're at," Garner said...
SIU-Ewardsville visits for exhibition contest (11/04/05)
Southeast Missouri State's women begin their two-game exhibition schedule today when Southern Illinois-Edwardsville visits the Show Me Center for a 5 p.m. tipoff. The Redhawks will also host Christian Brothers Nov. 12 before opening the regular season Nov. 18 at nationally ranked Texas Tech...
Redhawks lead OVC in first-team selections (11/04/05)
Lindsay Pickering made a major impact during her first season with the Southeast Missouri State soccer team. That was acknowledged in a big way on Thursday as Pickering, a junior goalkeeper, was named the Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the year in voting by the league's head soccer coaches and sports information directors...
Missouri youth top 10,000 deer during special season (11/04/05)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Child hunters killed 10,860 deer last weekend during a special youth firearms season, the Department of Conservation said Thursday. The deer kill by hunters ages 6 to 15 was down from last year's record of 13,466 but still was the second-highest total since the youth season began in 2001, the department said...
Nationals send Castilla to Padres for pitcher (11/04/05)
Third baseman Vinny Castilla was traded by the Washington Nationals to the San Diego Padres for right-hander Brian Lawrence and cash Thursday night. The move paves the way for Ryan Zimmerman, the No. 4 overall pick in June's amateur draft, to start at third for the Nationals next season...
CBS purchases CSTV Networks for $325 million (11/04/05)
NEW YORK -- CBS, which is about to split away from the Viacom Inc. media conglomerate, has already made its first acquisition deal, agreeing to pay $325 million for a two-year-old college sports network called CSTV Networks Inc. CBS plans to pay for the company, which was founded by sports programming entrepreneur Brian Bedol, with stock in CBS Corp., one of the two companies to be created by the end of the year when Viacom splits itself up...
School bus carrying football team overturns (11/04/05)
ROYSE CITY, Texas -- A bus carrying 25 high school football players to a game overturned Thursday in suburban Dallas, sending a dozen people to hospitals, officials said. Television footage showed at least eight players, in their uniforms, lying on the ground and being treated shortly after the accident. Ambulances and helicopters carried the injured to hospitals in Rowlett and Dallas...
Bryant fires 62 at elite Tour field (11/04/05)
Bart Bryant is starting to believe he can compete with the best. If his victory at the Memorial wasn't enough to convince him, the course-record 62 he shot Thursday at East Lake in Atlanta should do the trick. A career-grinder and late bloomer, the 42-year-old Bryant made the most of his Tour Championship debut by missing only two fairways and two greens, and making one spectacular par save that gave him a two-shot lead over defending champion Retief Goosen...
Staubach, Aikman unveil Hall of Fame Racing team drivers (11/04/05)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman took their time putting together a NASCAR team. They will have a champion driver behind the wheel for their first races next season. Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte was introduced Thursday as the first driver for the new Hall of Fame Racing team. The 1984 and 1996 Nextel Cup champion will run the 2006 season-opening Daytona 500 and four more races before journeyman driver Tony Raines takes over...
Sports briefs 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
Colleges...
Miss Kitty: She's gone, then she's not (11/04/05)
Let's start with the good news and work backward. After an unexplained two-week absence, Miss Kitty is home. She is as bright-eyed and shiny-coated as when she left. But she has shed a few pounds. I left the office Wednesday to have lunch at home after giving up on writing a column that kept fizzling...
Car recommendations for flood-prone areas (11/04/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I'm rethinking my requirements for a new car. I live in the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia. Several times a year, when the tide rises exceptionally high, I can't get home (or leave) at high tide. ...
Redesigned for 2006: Mercury Mountaineer gets Mustang V-8 engine (11/04/05)
During the 1930s Ford Motor Company catered to the luxury market with its Lincolns and to the mass market with its Fords, but it had nothing optimized for the growing middle class segment. It closed the gap slightly with its 12-cylinder Lincoln Zephyr in 1936, but it still needed something in the medium price range. The Mercury Eight was the answer, and it was an instant success, selling 70,385 units during the 1939 model year...
Everybody's a critic: 'The Weather Man' (11/04/05)
No stars If I had to sum up the movie "The Weather Man" in one word, it would be: boring! This totally depressing film about Dave Spritz, (Nicolas Cage), a local weatherman, and his dysfunctional family was a sorry excuse for entertainment. Every relationship in this poor man's life is pathetic. ...
Keeping it real - Cape's newest art group is young, modest and grounded (11/04/05)
Jake Wells shares the kind of tempered realism many of his fellow 20-somethings possess. His worldview is one shaped by growing up in a time in which nothing is sacred, everything seems to have been done before and celebrity is next to godhood. Wells dreams of becoming an artist who can support himself through his work, but realizes that the dream may not be quickly or easily attained...
Artifacts 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
Dance concert comes to Rose Theatre Nov. 11; Mike Shain to be host of 'Holiday with the Pops'; Central drama group prepares fall production; LoDo's dresses to the nines for anniversary; Barnes & Noble holiday book drive begins Monday; Antique and collectibles show at Arena Nov. 13; Percussion ensemble opens concert season; University Choir, Cantus Choralis performs Thursday; Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns Nov. 16; Mizzou launches music composition program; Dexter author releases second book set locally
Modern-day bard, singers to perform Elizabethan recital Tuesday (11/04/05)
Dr. Jeff Noonan is well known in Cape Girardeau and throughout the region as a master of a rare instrument -- the lute. It's an instrument he's been playing since 1977, one typically associated with the bards of the Middle Ages. His playing commonly takes him to St. Louis, Kansas City and other places to perform on his instrument of choice...
At the theaters 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
'Chicken Little'; 'Good Night and Good Luck'; 'Jarhead'; Still in theaters; '40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'Corpse Bride'; 'Doom'; 'Dreamer'; 'Elizabethtown'; 'The Fog'; 'Flightplan'; 'G'; 'Just Like Heaven'; 'Legend of Zorro'; 'Prime'; 'Saw 2'; 'Wallace and Gromit'; 'Weather Man'
Area arts council names winners of recent competition (11/04/05)
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri has announced the winners of its annual Borders Regional Juried Competition. The competition is open to artists 18 years and older living within a 175-mile radius of Cape Girardeau. Artists were encouraged to interpret the region in any of five media. Categories and winners are:...
Marianna Faller (11/04/05)
Marianna E. Faller, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Dresden, Germany, daughter of Leuben and Elfride Sidel Tondschoroff. Survivors include two daughters, Loraine Faller of Cape Girardeau, Beverly Shaw of Jackson; and two grandchildren...
Walter Miesner (11/04/05)
FARRAR, Mo. -- Walter M. Miesner, 82, of Farrar died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. He was born Nov. 22, 1922, at Farrar, son of Henry and Engel Verseman Miesner. Miesner was a retired farmer. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 133, served on the MFA Board of Directors, and Braille Bible for the Blind in Crosstown, Mo...
James Lankford (11/04/05)
James Lankford, 48, of Bloomfield, Mo., formerly of Delta died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Bloomfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 4, 1957, at Fort Worth, Texas, son of William James and Janet White Lankford. He married Sharon Tate...
Therman King (11/04/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Rev. Therman Lee King, 81, of Dexter died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at his home. King was born Aug. 4, 1924, at Swinton, Mo., son of Herman and Edna Proffer King. He and Norma Jean Cooper were married March 6, 1947, at Bloomfield, Mo...
Rev. Gerald Brown (11/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Gerald J. Brown, 78, of Perryville died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at St. Mary's Seminary. He was born Sept. 10, 1927, in St. Louis, son of Alva W. and Josephine McMahon Brown. Brown entered the Novitiate May 22, 1948; was ordained a deacon Oct. 7, 1956; and ordained a priest at St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville May 22, 1957, by Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter. He received a master's degree in Spanish from the University of Mexico in 1962...
Georgia Lingle (11/04/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Georgia Lingle, 80, of Anna died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Brainerd, Minn., daughter of John and Margaret Merta Mouzakis. She and Roland O. Lingle were married Dec. 28, 1944. He died Nov. 13, 1972...
Walter Murphy Jr. (11/04/05)
Walter Murphy Jr., 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born May 26, 1920, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Walter and Mandy Shell Murphy. He married Rosemary Abernathy, who preceded him in death. Murphy had been an assembly worker...
Rosalie Probst (11/04/05)
Rosalie M. Probst, 78, of Oak Ridge passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at her daughter's home in Jackson. She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Ira and Carrie Moore Martin. She and Roy Lee Probst were married July 11, 1940. He passed away in 1986...
Births 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
Bomar; Eggimann
Cape fire report 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Cape police report 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1980 The days of "feeding the meters" in Jackson are gone -- at least for three months; beginning today, parking in the central business district is free; following in the footsteps of the Cape Girardeau City Council, which eliminated all parking meters in the city last month, the Jackson Board of Aldermen last night unanimously agreed to tape up the meters for a three-month trial period...
Clare Luce Democrats: How they're lying about 'he lied us into war' (11/04/05)
The Wall Street Journal Harry Reid pulled the Senate into closed session Tuesday, claiming that "The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about, how this administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq." But the minority leader's statement was as demonstrably false as his stunt was transparently political...
Touching greatness (11/04/05)
A good woman was honored this week, and I want to add to it. I watched the funeral of Rosa Parks all afternoon Wednesday, and it was so beautiful, so moving and rich with feeling, that at points it filled my eyes with tears. What preaching. It was old school, with the Holy Spirit. I wish I could have been there and touched her small coffin...
Tomorrow's leaders (11/04/05)
Beginning a 6:30 p.m. today in the commons are at Central High School, bidders will have an opportunity to help members of the Student Senate raise money for the state convention of the Missouri Association of Student Councils, which will be in Cape Girardeau next March...
No alternatives from Democrats (11/04/05)
To the editor: A host of liberal Democratic Party supporters are mired in anti-Bush rhetoric and are using the Iraq war as a catalyst for their agenda. The administration admitted to flawed pre-Iraq war intelligence. The administration publicly admitted it was ending its active search for weapons of mass destruction. ...
Bush relies on PNAC members (11/04/05)
To the editor: Analysts of the political philosophy of Leo Strauss present an alarming view of this guru of the neoconservative Project for the New American Century. These analysts note that Strauss believed society should be hierarchical, with leadership imposed by superior elites on inferior masses. ...
Speak Out 11/4/05 (11/04/05)
Wonderful man; More transportation; Elected dictators; Daily death counts; Some perspective; Fewer prospects; Too many activities; Still a dictator; Safety in Iraq; Family control
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