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Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
Today, 7 p.m. City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public Hearings A public hearing regarding the request of Lonnie and Shirley Moss and Paul and Patricia Grebe for a special-use permit for storage of plumbing business materials and vehicles at 155 S. Park Ave...
Organizers: Patriotic priorities are askew (11/07/05)
Area veterans will be heralded with parades, ceremonies and guest speakers from long-ago wars on Friday and Saturday to mark Veterans Day this year. But at least one organizer grumbled that there likely won't be enough public participation in Cape Girardeau and that they couldn't even secure a school band to play in its annual parade...
Changes in habitat seen as threat to endangered species (11/07/05)
Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the diminishing numbers of more than 300 different species of wildlife in Missouri. Of that number, 21 of these species are currently listed as federally endangered. An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction, said April Dozier, manager of the Missouri Conservation Department Nature Center. A threatened species is one that is likely to become endangered...
Consultant offers city three options for area public transport (11/07/05)
A transit consultant has singled out three options for improving public transportation in Cape Girardeau. Two of them center on establishing a fixed-route passenger van service. But Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson said any major upgrade to the city's taxi coupon program or establishment of a bus system would be costly and require voters to approve a tax to fund it...
Jackson Board of Alderman Agenda 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
Today, 7:30 p.m. City hall, 101 Court Action Items Power and Light Committee Consider a motion approving the re-appointment of Alderwoman Barbara Lohr to serve as the city's representative to the Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET Board of Directors, for a one year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2006...
Jackson man honored for volunteerism (11/07/05)
Sunny beaches and an easy chair haven't been in Robert Harper's retirement plans for the last 20 years. Instead, he's logged in thousands of hours as a volunteer among numerous organizations. At 78, he shows no signs of slowing down. The Jackson resident is like the Energizer Bunny of volunteerism, said Laverne Nothdurft, chapter president of the local AARP. ...
Community briefs 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
Cape Girardeau AARP chapter holds program The Cape Girardeau Chapter of AARP No. 4041 will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church at Broadway and Caruthers Ave. for a program "The Aims of War --The Results of War," by Dr. Charles Sharp, a retired professor of Southeast Missouri State University history department. There will be a drawing for a door prize...
Oldson, Hurt earn rank of Eagle scout (11/07/05)
Blake Oldson of Boy Scout Troop 311, Jackson, has earned Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. His Court of Honor was held recently at the American Legion Hall in Jackson. Oldson is the son of Jeffrey and Joy Oldson. As his service project, Oldson crafted and installed two benches and planted a tree near a play area to provide a shaded place for people to sit at Litz Park in Jackson...
New oral health coalition aims to increase screenings (11/07/05)
The local dental community has established an Oral Health Care Coalition in order to imrpove the dental health in children. Children in area schools and licensed daycare settings will receive dental screening by local dentists and dental hygienists...
Spending cap push expected in Missouri (11/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A "tabor," according to the dictionary, is a small drum. And when used as a verb, the word means to beat as if on a drum. So perhaps it is appropriate that some fiscal conservatives in Missouri continue to tabor for passage of what in political jargon is called the TABOR -- the Taxpayers Bill of Rights...
Missouri man injured hunting (11/07/05)
WIOTA, Iowa -- A Missouri man was injured when he was accidentally shot by another man while pheasant hunting in western Iowa on Saturday, officials with the state Department of Natural Resources said. Sammy D. Burke, 40, of Joplin, Mo., was taken to Cass County Hospital and then transferred by helicopter to Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, Neb., officials said...
Firm fishes for commercial uses of pesky Asian carp (11/07/05)
HAVANA, Ill. -- If you can't beat 'em, catch 'em and sell 'em. That is what a central Illinois company, with an assist from the state, is thinking about doing in the ongoing battle with the pesky Asian carp. With a $100,000 state grant, Carp Protein Products is studying what it can do with the more than 20 million pounds of carp it says it could pull from Illinois rivers every year...
Three escaped dogs terrorize neighborhood, wound six (11/07/05)
CARY, Ill. -- A 10-year-old boy was in critical condition Sunday after three pit bulls escaped from their home in unincorporated McHenry County and went on a rampage, attacking six people before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. "The dogs got out of the house and were marauding through the neighborhood," said McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. "When we got there, the dogs attacked our police officers, and we had to put them down."...
Siegfried & Roy back onstage, but just to visit (11/07/05)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Two years and one month after a tiger attack that nearly killed him, magician Roy Horn and his partner Siegfried Fischbacher were back on stage Saturday but as patrons rather than performers. The Las Vegas team of Siegfried & Roy visited the Ozark resort of Branson to promote the show of protege Darren Romeo and make promises about their own return to performing...
Prince Charles, Camilla attend church on second day of Calif. visit (11/07/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, attended Sunday services in a tiny rural church near San Francisco before an evening of theater in the city as they continued the eclectic Californian half of their U.S. tour. The prince and the Duchess of Cornwall were watched by several perching turkey vultures -- and a large pack of journalists -- as they arrived at St. Columba's Episcopal church in Inverness, about 40 miles north of San Francisco...
U.S. trauma centers say they're ill-prepared to handle a disaster (11/07/05)
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press ATLANTA -- At this city's main trauma hospital, lines of waiting patients clog the hallways -- even on slow days. Doctors say they probably couldn't handle a major plane crash or any other incident with more than 20 or 30 severe injuries...
A look at some of the deadliest U.S. tornadoes (11/07/05)
Most fatalities in a single tornado in the United States 1. Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, March 18, 1925, 695 deaths. 2. Tupelo, Miss., April 5, 1936, 216 deaths. 3. Gainesville, Ga., April 6, 1936, 203 deaths...
Early-morning tornado shatters homes, killing 22 (11/07/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- First came the roar, then the screams. Ryan Bellwood and his girlfriend awoke early Sunday to the sound of the tornado and scrambled for cover in a bathtub. Minutes later, they emerged to a landscape of destruction: splintered wood, metal siding and tree limbs strewn everywhere, and dozens of mobile homes crushed by the deadliest tornado to hit Indiana since 1974...
Senate Democrats defend call for prewar intelligence report (11/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- A government document raises doubts about claims al-Qaida members received training for biological and chemical weapons in Iraq, as Senate Democrats on Sunday defended their push for a report on how the Bush administration handled prewar intelligence...
Chirac: Restoring order is 'absolute priority' as urban violence intensifies (11/07/05)
PARIS -- President Jacques Chirac promised Sunday to restore public order across France as unrest spread from suburban Paris to cities south and north, with rioters battling police, throwing Molotov cocktails and ramming a car into a housing project during an 11th night of mayhem...
Iran turns on charm over nuclear, Iraq issues but risks isolating itself on Israel (11/07/05)
By NASSER KARIMI The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- Facing continued criticism for its president's call for Israel's destruction, Iran launched a charm offensive Sunday by proposing resumed nuclear talks with Europe, saying it allowed U.N. inspectors to visit a sensitive military facility and pledging to boost relations with former enemy Iraq...
Civilians flee town where U.S. forces battle al-Qaida (11/07/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Scores of terrified Iraqis fled a besieged town Sunday, waving white flags and hauling their belongings to escape a second day of fighting between U.S. Marines and al-Qaida-led militants along the Syrian border. U.S. and Iraqi troops battled insurgents house-to-house, the U.S. military said...
Area teams left watching state playoffs (11/07/05)
After the Scott City football team lost Thursday night to conclude a 3-7 season, Rams players and coaches could be forgiven for wanting to put this season behind them and recuperate. No such thing. "The first thing three of the guys asked me after the game was what time was a I going to open the weight room on Monday," Rams coach Terry Flannigan said. "I told them to take a break, go deer hunting or whatever."...
Pirates show fight in finale, but finish season winless (11/07/05)
The Perryville football team took another crack at getting its first win Friday night, which was no small feat considering Dexter already had clinched the Class 3 District 1 title and was ready to pay back the Pirates for a 41-37 triple-overtime decision in the district winner-take-all game last year...
Busch Stadium meets end by wrecking ball (11/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- With a resounding thud, a wrecking ball smashed into the southwest side of Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon to make room for a new ballpark, while St. Louis Cardinals fans reminisced about slugger Mark McGwire knocking home runs out of the park or left fielder Lou Brock stealing bases...
NFL: Week 9 (11/07/05)
Dick Vermeil was going to be the biggest fool or the shrewdest gambler in the NFL. Call this man shrewd. With 5 seconds left Sunday, the Chiefs trailed by three and the ball was on the Oakland 1. Kick a field goal to force overtime or go for the touchdown and risk losing? Vermeil went for the TD, and Larry Johnson dived over the pile for a memorable 27-23 victory over the Raiders...
Edwards tires out field (11/07/05)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Carl Edwards gambled on a late pit stop for tires, charged from sixth to first in 11 laps and won for the second straight week. The 26-year-old Roush Racing wunderkind is accomplishing things a driver with his limited experience isn't supposed to -- like thrusting himself into the midst of NASCAR's Chase for the championship with two races left...
Colts, Patriots both have things to prove in clash (11/07/05)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Indianapolis Colts are still trying to prove they can beat a good team this season. The New England Patriots are still trying to prove that they are one. The Patriots need to beat the Colts on Monday night to stay above .500 and win consecutive games for the first time all season. The inconsistency is uncharacteristic for the two-time defending Super Bowl champions, who won 21 in a row while taking the 2004 title and lost just two games in each of the last two seasons...
Unbeaten ranks is reduced to three teams (11/07/05)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The people who run the Bowl Championship Series would never admit it, but a sense of relief must have come over them as Virginia Tech and UCLA both had their unbeaten seasons come to an emphatic halt. The number of unbeaten major college football teams is down to three -- Southern California, Texas and Alabama -- and the Crimson Tide is dragging a hurting offense down the stretch. ...
Texas strengthens hold on No. 2 (11/07/05)
WACO, Texas -- There won't be any more questions this week about whether Texas is one of the top two teams in the country. Those have been answered emphatically. And the road back to the Rose Bowl has gotten much clearer for the Longhorns. Texas did its part, sending a strong message by dominating offensively and defensively in a 62-0 victory at Baylor. ...
Tergat wins NYC Marathon at the wire (11/07/05)
NEW YORK -- Paul Tergat surged one last time, breaking the tape a heartbeat before defending champion Hendrick Ramaala fell across the finish line. After more than two hours of running Sunday, the New York City Marathon came down to a final sprint and a third of a second -- the closest finish in race history...
Sorenstam captures Mizuno Classic for fifth straight year (11/07/05)
Annika Sorenstam realized she might not get another chance to make history at the Mizuno Classic. Like so many other times, she came through with her best golf. Sorenstam birdied four of the last five holes Sunday and closed with an 8-under 64 in a steady drizzle Sunday, winning by three shots in Otsu, Japan, to become the first player in LPGA Tour history to win the same tournament five straight times...
Red Wings hand Blues eighth straight loss 4-1 (11/07/05)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Tomas Holmstrom's job has gotten a whole lot easier in the new NHL. Holmstrom scored two goals and added an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings stayed perfect on the road with a 4-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues on Sunday night...
Bryant breezes in PGA Tour finale (11/07/05)
ATLANTA -- Nothing ever came easily for Bart Bryant until he turned the Tour Championship into a Sunday afternoon stroll among the magnificent colors of autumn at East Lake. During his vagabond years of bouncing between Q-school and mini-tours, he used to lie awake at night and wonder if he should find a better way to support his family. When he did play well, he took himself out of contention because he was afraid to fail...
Sports briefs 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
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Papa Murphy's siring new store in Jackson (11/07/05)
It's no secret, Joe Rice will tell you himself. His Papa Murphy's pizza franchise in Cape Girardeau got off to a slow start. Very slow. In the months after it opened two years ago, it ranked last in sales in the Midwest among 95 other Papa Murphy stores...
Local expo to help small firms craft their messages (11/07/05)
More than a decade ago, the Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals was organized in Cape Girardeau as a way for leaders in the media and advertising sectors to create networking opportunities and gain insight from those outside their own area of expertise...
KFVS12's Jacquin leaving for job with drug manufacturer (11/07/05)
KFVS12's Amy Jacquin has been a friendly, familiar face on local television airwaves for more than a decade, offering up popular segments like "Does it Work Wednesday," as well as hard news stories and inspirational profiles of people from across the region...
People on the move 11/07/05 (11/07/05)
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...
Business memo 11/07/05 (11/07/05)
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 awards were presented last week in San Diego...
Imaginations unleashed (11/07/05)
BOSTON -- When Makeda Stephenson compared flight simulator games sold in computer stores and didn't find anything she liked, she didn't stop there. The 13-year-old used a set of computer-controlled manufacturing tools at a community center to make her own simulator -- one that lets her "fly" an airplane of her design over an alien planet born of her imagination...
Richard Forbey (11/07/05)
Richard F. "Dick" Forbey, 91, of Charleston, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Charleston. He was born March 23, 1914, in Charleston, son of the late Arch and Ora Locker Forbey. He and Ella Elizabeth Lane were married and she preceded him in death. He later married Doris Frances Taylor Vowels and she preceded him in death...
James Beegle (11/07/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- James E. "Jim" Beegle, 72, of Mounds died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 7, 1933, in Mounds, son of the late Lemmie E. and Mary Baker Beegle. He and Betty J. Beegle were married and she preceded him death in 2000...
Richard Kristoff (11/07/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Richard Dean "Dick" Kristoff, 67, of Buncombe, Ill., died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Oct. 31, 1938, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Tony and Anna Manerich Kristoff Sr. He and Betty June McCormick were married Sept. 30, 1960, in White Ash, Ill...
Gladys Hanebrink (11/07/05)
Gladys Marie Hanebrink, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Monette, Ark., daughter of Wiley Grant and Frankie Ann Meurer Bowden. She and Lawrence E. Hanebrink were married April 17, 1938, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1987...
Alice Wilson (11/07/05)
Alice Mary Wilson, 96, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 7, 1990, in Williamson County, Ill., the daughter of Joseph Charles and Nellie Davidson Burks. Wilson was a cook in Dearmont Hall at Southeast Missouri State University for 15 years, retiring in 1971...
Cape Girardeau police reports 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Reports. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Robert A. Thomas, 39, of 1214 Marquette Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Mary M. Chalmers, 28, of 59 Chickasaw, McClure, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
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Out of the past 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 7, 1980 A petition drive here, aimed at placing the home rule charter form of government to a vote of the people in the April general election, kicks off at the Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee; Mayor Paul Stehr, one of about 80 chamber members and guests present, is the first to sign his name to one of the petitions...
Taking care of business (11/07/05)
The feared demise of the Scott City Chamber of Commerce appears to no longer be on the horizon. A meeting called to discuss whether the organization would have enough members to fill vacancies on the board of directors was well-attended. Twelve members stepped forward and said they will work to assure the chamber continues. Among them were Mayor Tim Porch and city administrator Ron Eskew...
Speak Out 11/7/05 (11/07/05)
Not what they seem; Casinos' down side; Fine band musicians; Need bus service; Seeking truth; Dedicated columnist; Economic warfare; Differences of opinion; Railroad precautions; Not political; Street lights are dark; God's beauty; Military deaths; Railroad noise; Handwriting on wall; Future success; Border control; Time for reality
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