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Author to conduct writing workshops on Monday (11/05/05)
Author Jeanette Ingold -- writer of the books "The Big Burn," "Hitch" and "Mountain Solo," a 2006 Mark Twain Award master list nominee -- will conduct writing workshops and book signings at Trinity Lutheran School on Monday. The public is invited to a 9 a.m. seminar in the assembly room at the school, followed by a book signing from 10 to 11 a.m. Ingold will then conduct two workshops with school students. For more information, call 334-1068...
Blunt touts plan to boost classroom spending (11/05/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt said bureaucracy is taking too much money, about $272 million annually, away from classrooms in public schools across the state. Blunt stopped at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on Friday during his nine-city tour touting his proposed state law mandating that schools spend 65 percent of their operating budgets on classroom expenses. Blunt did not make it to all nine cities; he missed stops in Hannibal and Kirksville due to landing gear problems with his aircraft...
State manual to feature Southeast professor's essay on 1904 election (11/05/05)
Missouri's new official manual of state government will feature an essay by a Southeast Missouri State University history professor concerning the 1904 election. Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff's essay, "Conscience of the People: Progressivism and the 1904 Election," deals with social and political reformer Joe Folk...
Cape Girardeau's bicentennial celebration to be incorporated into other events (11/05/05)
Cape Girardeau's bicentennial next year won't be marked with one big blow-out, but instead a yearlong celebration that is incorporated into several community events such as the Fourth of July LibertyFest and the Christmas Parade of Lights. Instead of having a big party, the bicentennial committee decided this would be a way to keep costs down while spreading the celebration throughout the year, said city public information manager and committee member Tracey Glenn. ...
Old Town Cape seeks lower hurdle in establishing historic districts (11/05/05)
A downtown redevelopment group wants the city council to make it easier to establish local historic districts. Officials with the Old Town Cape redevelopment organization say that would help preserve Cape Girardeau's historic buildings and increase property values...
World briefs 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
Al-Qaida in Iraq threatens foreign diplomats; China, Vietnam report new bird flu outbreaks; Pakistan's president opts for quake aid over jets
Fund set up for vandalized Cape cemetery's repairs (11/05/05)
A fund has been established to help defray the cost of repairing headstones and improving security at Old Lorimier Cemetery. Current estimates are $40,000 to $60,000 to repair the 69 headstones that were damaged two weekends ago in one of the largest acts of vandalism at the cemetery, said Terry Foley, a historic preservation consultant. While Cape Girardeau has money to maintain daily upkeep, it is never fully prepared for vandalism, she said...
Boy involved in bicycle accident will have second surgery (11/05/05)
A 13-year-old boy is recovering from serious injuries received while crossing Interstate 55 on a bicycle on Thursday when a sport utility vehicle struck him. Dominique D. Maxwell, of 1135 S. Pacific St., will undergo a second surgery today at Saint Francis Medical Center to repair a fractured leg, his mother, Melinda Maxwell, said. ...
University choir presents new sounds in fall concert (11/05/05)
Dr. Robert Fruehwald's compositions are usually serious performance pieces, but not his newest work. When the Southeast Missouri State University composition expert was asked to write a piece for the university's Cantus Choralis chamber ensemble, he decided to go tongue-in-cheek...
Oliver speaks to Republican women's club (11/05/05)
After rising to the pinnacle of politics to help George Bush win the White House, Jack Oliver III said Friday that he's got a new boss. His 2-year-old daughter, Kate. There are a lot of similarities between Kate and politicians, Oliver told the Cape County Republican Women's Club. Both require 24 hour attention. "And she's very stubborn," he said...
Consider those who are poor (11/05/05)
In President John Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address, he admonished: "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."...
Season of Giving (11/05/05)
Briefly SInger/songwriter Rae to perform at local churches Katrina Rae will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in Scott City and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Rae is a singer, songwriter and evangelist who has won multiple Unity Awards. The concerts are free and open to the public...
Marketing Jesus (11/05/05)
From staff and wire reports "Jesus is my homeboy" T-shirts. Belts engraved with the Ten Commandments. A national coffee chain with religious quotes on its disposable cups. God's only begotten son has become a pop icon. With everyone from teenagers to celebrities sporting it, Christianity-related paraphernalia is clearly good for business. But religious leaders across the country are wondering if that kind of business is good for Christianity...
Missouri income tax revenue up 12.5 percent in October (11/05/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State tax collectors enjoyed another strong month in October, as the state's net general revenue rose 12.5 percent over the same month a year ago. The increase was partly due to strong individual and corporate income tax collections, along with a reduction in tax refunds. Sales tax revenue also was up from October 2004, the state Office of Administration said Friday...
Highway patrol seizes 700 pounds of pot (11/05/05)
MAYVIEW, Mo. -- State troopers seized 700 pounds of marijuana at an Interstate 70 weigh station in Lafayette County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a trooper stopped the driver of a tractor-trailer for an equipment violation Thursday night near Mayview, which east of Kansas City. After the driver acted suspiciously, the trooper received permission to search the rig and discovered the pot...
SIU receives $10.2 million donation from lawyer (11/05/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A lawyer whose firm made millions of dollars in product-liability cases, many involving cancer-causing asbestos, on Friday pledged $10.2 million to Southern Illinois University's Cancer Institute, making the gift the largest in the 136-year-old school's history...
Police raid New York funeral home, find drugs (11/05/05)
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- Police raided a funeral home they say doubled as a crack house. Several of those inside the funeral home frantically tossed crack into caskets when officers burst in Thursday night and arrested 16 people, including the owner and his girlfriend, who were suspected of running a drug ring out of the business. ...
Killing spree raises questions about Web operators' ethical duty (11/05/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Two weeks before William Freund donned a mask and fatally shot two neighbors before killing himself, members of an online forum for people with a rare mental disorder read the 19-year-old's string of violent rantings. Freund's online musings and his pre-Halloween rampage raised fresh questions about the little-policed world of Internet discussion rooms: What, if anything, should Web site gatekeepers do when users post threatening messages online?...
Video iPods provide new business for porn industry (11/05/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Purveyors of porn and entrepreneurs who spied a niche when Apple Computer Inc. unveiled its video-playing iPod are proving that sex even sells in tiny packages -- especially when it is portable. One online social network of amateur pinup girls said it logged 500,000 downloads of the sexy "featurettes" -- three- to five-minute video clips -- in the first 24 hours targeting the new iPod-toting crowd...
Job market struggles to regain footing after Hurricane Katrina (11/05/05)
WASHINGTON -- The job market is struggling to regain its balance after getting knocked over by Hurricane Katrina. Employers, coping with high energy prices and shaken by two other hurricanes, showed caution in hiring in October. Following September's job loss -- the first decline in employment in two years -- employers boosted payrolls by just 56,000 last month. The rebound lacked oomph, falling well short of the roughly 100,000 jobs gains many economists were forecasting...
Anti-American protests break out at summit (11/05/05)
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- More than 1,000 demonstrators angry about President Bush's policies clashed with police, shattered storefronts and torched businesses Friday, marring the inauguration of the Summit of the Americas as leaders began debating creation of one of the world's largest free trade zones...
Jackson rolls past Seckman to finish at 6-4 (11/05/05)
The Pirates finished the season 0-10 with another close loss. A week after losing to Kennett by one point in overtime, the Pirates surrendered only a 1-yard touchdown run by Alex Becker midway through the fourth quarter. Perryville's Ryan Schilling completed 9 of 26 passes for 77 yards with Ryan Regelsperger making seven catches. Joe Krietler led the rushing attack with 22 yards...
Bell City will play for third in Class 1 (11/05/05)
Southeast Missourian Bell City will play for third place today in the Class 1 state volleyball tournament at Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, Mo. The Cubs finished Friday's pool play among the final four with a 1-5 record and was seeded fourth at the of the day. They will play Winona (27-8-4) at 10:30 a.m. this morning in the third-place game...
Notre Dame seniors put underclassmen on path to success (11/05/05)
Notre Dame seniors Matt Pfau and Greg Kanneberg have helped to build the Bulldogs' boys cross country program into one of the top teams in the state. In the past two years, the Bulldogs have finished second and fourth, bringing home the first two state cross country trophies for Notre Dame...
Saxony is on crusade to repeat in Class 1 (11/05/05)
Saxony Lutheran's first year of cross country netted a fourth-place finish in Class 1. In their second season, the Crusaders brought home the school's first state title. When the state cross country meet takes place today at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City, Mo., third-year varsity program Saxony Lutheran will enter the Class 1 field as the clear favorite...
Redhawks season again ends against Panthers (11/05/05)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State's soccer season came to an end Friday at the hands of a team gunning for its fifth straight Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title. Second-seeded Eastern Illinois made a first-half goal stand up as the host Panthers defeated the third-seeded Redhawks 1-0 in the tournament semifinals...
Redhawks start slow, finish fast (11/05/05)
With only four returning players, Southeast Missouri State basketball coach Gary Garner expects the Redhawks to have their share of early-season growing pains. To Southeast fans, most of the first half of Friday night's exhibition opener must have been painful to watch...
Redhawks exhibit ability to rout (11/05/05)
For an exhibition opener, even Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach B.J. Smith had to admit that he was somewhat impressed. There appeared to be plenty for Smith to like, as the Redhawks routed Division II Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 87-37 Friday at the Show Me Center...
Improved UT-Martin awaits Redhawks (11/05/05)
Tennessee-Martin's best football season since 1995 has hit a snag, but that doesn't mean suddenly revived Southeast Missouri State expects the Skyhawks to be easy pickings today. "They're better than they've ever been," said Southeast coach Tim Billings...
Newman wins pole but will start in back (11/05/05)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Despite having the fastest car in qualifying, Ryan Newman is going to have to race from the rear of the field in Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Newman's first qualifying lap of 192.947 mph Friday on the 1.5-mile Texas oval was easily fast enough to beat runner-up Jeff Gordon's 192.397...
Oilers blast struggling Blues 7-2 (11/05/05)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Jarrett Stoll had his first career two-goal game and added two assists to help the Edmonton Oilers win their fifth straight and hand the St. Louis Blues their seventh consecutive loss, 7-2 Friday night. It is the Blues' longest losing streak since St. Louis (2-8-3) dropped seven in a row from Feb. 12-25, 1989...
Busch will get wrecking ball Monday (11/05/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The landscape of downtown St. Louis will change dramatically starting Monday, when a wrecking ball will begin knocking down Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals on Friday announced demolition plans for the ballpark that has housed the team since 1966. Starting at 3 p.m. Monday, a 10,000-pound wrecking ball will be used to knock down the southern half of the ballpark over a 60-day period, said Sid Perkins of Hunt Construction Group...
Bryant, Goosen lead at Tour Championship (11/05/05)
Bart Bryant raised both arms as his putt headed for the center of the cup Friday, giving him another eagle on the 15th hole at the Tour Championship. But this celebration was different. The short eagle putt in the first round carried him to the course record at East Lake...
Sports briefs 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
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Business memo 11/07/05 (11/05/05)
Big River Telephone wins excellence award STAMFORD, Conn. -- Cape Girardeau-based Big River Telephone has received Gartner Inc.'s CRM Excellence Award in the small-to-midsize category. The awards are given to enterprises that demonstrate excellence in customer relationship management initiatives. The seventh annual awards were presented during Gartner Inc.'s CRM Summit, held last week in San Diego...
People on the move 11/07/05 (11/05/05)
Schnucks manager wins alumni award The Leadership Cape Alumni Association will honor Schnucks manager Dennis Marchi with the 2005 Outstanding Alumni Award. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Room in Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Raymond Voges (11/05/05)
Raymond M. Voges, 81, of Jackson died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 22, 1923, at Tilsit, son of Martin August and Flora L.M. Siebert Voges. He and Kay Byrne were married Feb. 3, 1961, in Cape Girardeau...
Arthur Gloth (11/05/05)
Arthur W. Gloth, 69, of Whitewater died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1936, at Whitewater, son of William and Edith Snider Gloth. Gloth was a 1955 graduate of Delta High School. He was a retired farmer...
Don Gore (11/05/05)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Don L. Gore, 71, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Olmsted, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born July 4, 1934, in Pulaski County, Ill., son of Don C. and Pearl Basse Gore. He married Wilma Marie Tennis, who died July 4, 1998...
Raymond Sample (11/05/05)
N. Raymond Sample, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1913, in Glenallen, Mo., son of Newton Burl and Euphrasia Elizabeth Cotner Sample. He and Floy Ramsey were married March 10, 1955. She preceded him in death July 24, 2005...
LaVerne Langston (11/05/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- LaVerne Langston of Hazelwood, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Births 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
Williams; Esterline; Hale; Maloney
Police reports 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
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Fire reports 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
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Out of the past 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 5, 1980 Bill Emerson, the De Soto Republican who mounted a high-spending campaign aimed at U.S. Rep. Bill D. Burlison's record in Congress, unseated the longtime Democrat Tuesday in a victory many thought could never be pulled off in the predominantly Democratic 10th Congressional District...
Oil for food (11/05/05)
The Kansas City Star Previous reports on the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program showed how it was thoroughly corrupted. The fifth and final report from an investigative panel adds many new details, including a 60-page list of companies and people who received oil allocations from Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq...
Tax reform (11/05/05)
The (Independence, Mo.) Examiner Does American need tax reform? Desperately. Is it likely to happen any time soon? No way. As much as Americans gripe about the complexity and unfairness of the current system, there is little to suggest we'd let go of it in favor of radical change...
River access (11/05/05)
After decades of a shotgun divorce made necessary by floods and enforced by a 4,000-foot-long floodwall ranging in height from 6 to 16 feet, Cape Girardeau and the Mississippi River have made up in recent years. The Mississippi River Tales mural on the floodwall has been responsible for bringing many more people downtown to connect with the river. The grandeur of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge is another reason to look eastward...
Speak Out 11/5/05 (11/05/05)
Wide-open burning; Scorching issues; Unwanted labels; It's still fun; Level of debate; Winning band; Mindless destruction; Truth or nonsense?; Within the law
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