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Stories from Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Figure from Cape's past being honored with plaque (11/08/05)
The John Guild Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is recognizing an important figure in Cape Girardeau's history on Sunday. George Drouillard was a chief hunter on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, said Jane Randol Jackson, director of the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center. He was also the nephew of Louis Lorimier...
University's fall dance concert to feature variety of styles (11/08/05)
The Theater and Dance department at Southeast Missouri State University is ready to impress. If the department's Fall Dance Concert, opening Friday, lives up to the hype, making a good impression should be easy. "Our department is growing by leaps and bounds, and I think people are going to see us take it to the next level," said Dr. Marc Strauss, one of show's faculty choreographers...
Pledging allegiance for the first time (11/08/05)
On Monday morning in Cape Girardeau 18 people's lives were changed at the same time, in the same place. Those 18 people where gathered in a courtroom in the federal courthouse, and within the space of an hour they went from immigrants to citizens of the United States...
State gas prices plummet to the lowest level in months (11/08/05)
From staff and wire reports Two months after Hurricane Katrina-related disruptions sent Missouri's gasoline prices into the stratosphere, fuel costs in some places are pushing below $2 a gallon. According to AAA Auto Club, the average price of regular gas in Missouri's five metropolitan areas on Monday was $2.09 per gallon. That was 32 percent below the $3.08 per gallon high point registered in the week of Sept. 4...
Sisterly love (11/08/05)
About the series: Helping Hands is an occasional series about local youths who volunteer their time to help others...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Action Items Power and Light Committee Reappointed 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. Appointed Darrin Pettit to fill an unexpired term on the Jackson Park Board ending April 2007...
Scott City City Council action 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
n Approved a motion to wave utility easements on property owned by Calvin Clover at 107 11th St. East. Councilman Norman Brant was absent. Appointed Councilman Robert Tyler to a one-year position on the Cape Girardeau Area Magnet. Mayor Tim Porch signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 19 as VFW Junior Girls unit's "Celebration of Freedom" day, honoring the 70th anniversary of the organization's Scott City chapter...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Public Hearings Held a public hearing on 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. Held a public hearing on the request of Forrest L. Preston and Cape Girardeau Medical Inc. for a special-use permit for an advertising sign at 2852 Independence St...
City officials take steps to repair, protect Cape cemetery from vandals (11/08/05)
Private donors are beginning to make a difference to repair vandalism at Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau City Council members learned Monday. While donations to the Parks Development Fund so far total only $1,500 for repairs estimated to cost between $40,000 and $60,000, other pledges will help swell that total, saId Dan Muser, director of parks and recreation...
Man accused of slicing two throats being held on bond (11/08/05)
A man who admitted to being high on methamphetamine was charged Monday for allegedly slitting the throats of a man and a 12-year-old boy Saturday in Bollinger County. Both victims survived the incident. James W. Leach, 22, of Clubb, Mo., said during an interview with police that he cut the victims' throats when they were "crowding him" during a confrontation, according to the probable cause statement. ...
Farmers tout ethanol plan in Scott County (11/08/05)
A newly formed corporation plans to build a $175 million ethanol plant in Scott County that would annually produce 100 million gallons of the corn-based fuel. The plant would be the largest in Missouri and one of the largest in the nation, company officials say. It would employ 50 to 60 people...
The financing race is on: Danforth still wants to build ethanol plant (11/08/05)
A Kansas City-area developer says he still hopes to build an ethanol plant in a Cape Girardeau industrial park along Nash Road despite competition from another ethanol venture. But Cape Girardeau industrial recruiter Mitch Robinson said the developer, Phil Danforth, now must compete for financing with a business group headed by Chaffee farmer David Herbst...
Scott City woman set to appear in court today (11/08/05)
Glenda Ross, mother of the 7-year-old girl who lost her arm in a Scott City railroad accident, will be in court today for the first time. Ross, 34, was arrested by the St. Louis Police Department and returned Saturday to Scott County by the Scott City Police Department, Sheriff Rick Walter said Monday. ...
Learning briefs 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Scholarship offered to agriculture students; Nell Holcomb students win gift card from Petco; Jackson school wins top prize in contest; McDonald's presents special night for teachers
Scott County voters will decide new water district (11/08/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Polls open at 6 a.m. today for residents in parts of Scott County which form a new county rural water district. Voters will have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots on whether to issue $25 million in revenue bonds to fund construction of a waterworks system to rural residences. ...
Firefighters battle mobile home blaze in Fruitland area (11/08/05)
FRUITLAND, Mo. -- A fire completely destroyed a double-wide mobile home on Monday in Fruitland. No one was home when the fire started, said fire chief Dean Riley, and the residents, a family with several children, were either in school or around town...
Southeast instructor produces scholarly work on fine arts (11/08/05)
Dr. Marc Strauss will once again get to see one of his creations come to life on stage when the university's fall dance concert opens Friday. But Strauss is more than just a choreographer and dance instructor -- he's also an author trying to bridge the gap between dance criticism and the layman's understanding of the art form...
Digital film festival take places this week (11/08/05)
The second annual Show Me Digital Film Festival will take place Friday and Saturday at the University Center Ballroom on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Times for the festival are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and from 4 to 10 p.m Saturday. ...
Fall harvest winds down across Missouri (11/08/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Favorable weather last week helped farmers move closer to finishing the fall harvest, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday. Farmers averaged 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, the service said. Topsoil moisture ratings were 12 percent very short, 28 percent short, 58 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. ...
Sikeston hopes to keep the blackbirds away (11/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston is preparing for the annual arrival of millions of unwanted visitors. Blackbirds are a problem in the region all year, but their numbers multiply in the fall, just before Thanksgiving. This year, Sikeston hopes to strike first. An informational meeting to organize blackbird control measures is scheduled for Nov. 15...
Radio talk show host indicted for wife's murder (11/08/05)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A Missouri radio talk show host was arrested on murder charges Monday for allegedly poisoning his wife by spiking her Gatorade with a chemical found in antifreeze. Prosecutors said that 31-year-old James Keown began poisoning his wife over several months after the couple moved to Massachusetts in January 2004 after he lied about being accepted to Harvard Business School...
Boonville voters to determine Wal-Mart's fate (11/08/05)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- A literal interpretation of the lone item on today's election ballot -- a 28-acre annexation proposal -- suggests the political equivalent of watching paint dry. But as residents of this historic Missouri River town 30 miles west of Columbia know, Proposition A is no ordinary annexation request...
Preliminary injunction issued against abortion law (11/08/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A state judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state from implementing a new law allowing lawsuits against people who help minors obtain abortions without their parents' consent. Monday's order extends an October ruling from Jackson County Circuit Judge Charles Atwell, who had issued a temporary restraining order against the law after Planned Parenthood sued to block it...
Moving Vietnam memorial coming to Jefferson City (11/08/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be in Missouri's capital later this month. The Moving Wall, as it's known, is a half-size replica of the full memorial and includes all of the more than 58,000 names of soldiers killed or declared missing in the war that are etched on the original. ...
Supreme Court steps into military trials dispute (11/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a challenge to the Bush administration's military tribunals for foreign terror suspects, a major test of the government's wartime powers. Justices will decide whether Osama bin Laden's former driver can be tried for war crimes before military officers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...
Democrat avoids filibuster pledge against Supreme Court nominee (11/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- A veteran Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says he doubts his party will try to block a final vote on President Bush's nomination of conservative jurist Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Alito, a federal appellate judge, should get a simple up-or-down majority vote on his appointment, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."...
Nation briefs 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Wilma-damaged schools re-open in Florida CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Jaime Chehova spent two weeks getting supplies and decorations for her fourth-graders' first day of school in a new classroom -- for the second time this year. The teacher welcomed her students Monday to a new portable classroom. ...
Crews search pond for victims (11/08/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Crews began draining a pond next to a smashed mobile-home park in a search for bodies Monday after a twister ripped through Indiana and Kentucky and killed at least 22 people. The tornado struck early Sunday with winds estimated at more than 200 mph, reducing houses to splinters and obliterating mobile homes...
Passengers describe terror of pirate attack on cruise ship off Somalia's coast (11/08/05)
MAHE, Seychelles -- Pirates who attacked a cruise ship off the coast of Somalia grinned as they aimed grenade-launchers and machine guns at the deck and staterooms, some passengers said Monday, recounting the ordeal after safely docking in this Indian Ocean archipelago...
Police in Australia arrest 16 terror suspects, say they foiled attack (11/08/05)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian authorities arrested 16 terror suspects early today -- including a prominent radical Muslim cleric sympathetic to Osama bin Laden -- and said they had foiled a major terror attack on the country by men committed to "violent jihad."...
France imposing curfews under emergency law as rioting spreads to nearly 300 cities and town (11/08/05)
PARIS -- France will impose curfews under a state-of-emergency law and call up police reservists to stop rioting that has spread out of Paris' suburbs and into nearly 300 cities and towns across the country, the prime minister said Monday, calling a return to order "our No. 1 responsibility."...
4 U.S. troops killed in bombing; soldiers charged with punching Iraqi detainees (11/08/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle at a checkpoint south of Baghdad and killed four American soldiers Monday, the military said. The U.S. command also announced five soldiers from an elite unit were charged with kicking and punching Iraqi detainees...
Bush defends U.S. interrogations: 'We do not torture' (11/08/05)
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- President Bush on Monday defended U.S. interrogation practices and called the treatment of terrorism suspects lawful. "We do not torture," Bush declared in response to reports of secret CIA prisons overseas. Bush supported an effort spearheaded by Vice President Dick Cheney to block or modify a proposed Senate-passed ban on torture...
Central tries to avenge Summit loss in sectional (11/08/05)
After looking nearly unbeatable for much of the boys soccer season, a banged up Central squad hit the skids over the final week of the season, losing its final three games by a combined score of 9-0. The Tigers (21-5-1) picked themselves up in the district tournament, though, clawing their way to a fifth straight district title. ...
Garner expects more help for Arkansas Tech (11/08/05)
After using only eight players during its exhibition opener, Southeast Missouri State's men's basketball team should be back at close to full strength when the Redhawks' finish their two-game exhibition schedule. The Redhawks, who beat Missouri-St. Louis 89-76 Friday night, host Arkansas Tech -- another Division II program -- at 7:30 p.m. Saturday...
Redhawks shoot for two more wins (11/08/05)
Their hopes of a four-game winning streak to end the season dashed, Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks will instead now have to focus on a more modest goal. With two games remaining -- Saturday's home finale against Tennessee State and Nov. 19 at Tennessee Tech -- the Redhawks need two victories to simply match last year's records of 3-8 overall and 3-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference...
Area sports digest 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Mack finishes season with 10 victories Joey Mack wrapped up his 2005 racing season last weekend at Monticello Speedway in Monticello, Ark. Joey suffered a broken shock in his heat race, but rebounded in the feature event. The Benton, Mo., native made it all the way up to the second position by the end of the feature event, despite a poor starting spot...
Pete Rose Jr. pleads guilty to sale of GBL (11/08/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pete Rose Jr., the son of baseball's all-time hits leader, pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he distributed GBL, a drug sometimes sold as a steroid alternative, to his minor league teammates. The 35-year-old Rose appeared before a federal judge and said nothing but "yes, sir" when asked if he understood the charges and his plea...
Illini opens at No. 15 in AP poll (11/08/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After occupying the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll for 15 straight weeks last season, Illinois finds itself looking up. The Illini were ranked 17th in the preseason poll released Monday. The loss of key starters Deron Williams, Luther Head and Roger Powell Jr. was clearly enough to convince the sportswriters and sportscasters who cast the ballots that the Illini have at least a little bit or rebuilding to do...
A's Street, Phillies' Howard voted top rookies of 2005 (11/08/05)
NEW YORK -- Huston Street kept the AL Rookie of the Year award in-house. Oakland's poised closer became the second consecutive winner from the Athletics, and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard won the NL award on Monday. Street hardly had to look far for inspiration. The previous AL winner was his roommate this season, A's shortstop Bobby Crosby...
Rams' four missing stars return to practice (11/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The stars were back when the St. Louis Rams returned to the practice field Monday, giving the resurgent team a little more momentum after their bye week. The Rams took steps toward saving their season without quarterback Marc Bulger, wide receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, and defensive end Leonard Little, winning two straight to bring the record to 4-4 heading into this week's game at Seattle. Now, their best players can help them keep building...
Eagles tell Owens to stay at home (11/08/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Terrell Owens can take his touchdowns and dance somewhere else. The tempestuous star receiver won't return to the Philadelphia Eagles this season -- or probably ever -- because of "a large number of situations that accumulated over a long period of time," coach Andy Reid said Monday...
Colts break Patriots' hex, improve to 8-0 (11/08/05)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts finally scaled their personal Everest. Maybe now, after routing the New England Patriots 40-21 on Monday night, they'll admit this could be a super season. Manning shrugged off his 0-7 record at Foxborough with an intelligent dissection of the two-time defending champions. ...
Major demolition phase begins at Busch Stadium (11/08/05)
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...
Sports briefs 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Hockey...
Americans don't want campaign cows (11/08/05)
Politicians can have a tough time winning votes. In this country, our candidates routinely trot out five-point plans and promise to find more tax dollars for schools and lock up more criminals. But at least one presidential candidate in Sri Lanka has a more direct approach. The wealthy businessman, who runs an herbal medicine empire, said he'll buy a cow for every home if he is elected...
Campaign strategies and mixed messages (11/08/05)
Military strategy throughout much of history has stated that it is always advantageous to claim the highest land in times of battle. In 2004, the Republican Party seemed to be residing somewhere around the bottom of the Grand Canyon, giving the Democrats an easy opportunity to seize high land before the November battle...
Put down the lard and diet soda (11/08/05)
I came to a conclusion the other day that I wanted to be healthier. The idea just sort of hit me in a burst of inspiration, and I was determined to succeed at it. So I put down my bowl of sugar-coated lard candy and came up with a strategic strategy. This ingenious plan included going to the gym, eating less junk food and becoming more organized to reduce stress. Sounds simple, right?...
Charlie Knox (11/08/05)
BRAZEAU, Mo. -- Charlie Ezekiel Knox, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, in Tulsa, Okla. He was born Jan. 20, 1917, at Brazeau, son of Edwin C. and Fern Barber Knox. He and Helen Vernier were married May 28, 1953, in Detroit. Knox attended Perryville High School in Perryville, Mo., and attended business school in St. Louis. He then went to work for McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis. Most of his working career was with Chrysler in Detroit, St. Louis and New Orleans...
Edward Dunning (11/08/05)
Edward Franklin Dunning, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1923, at Allenville, son of James Monroe and Mattie Magdalene Nothdurft Dunning. He and Veda Hermina Surface were married Dec. 10, 1949. She died Dec. 26, 1992...
Births 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Suhre; Wideman; Suhr; Mosby; Prochak
Cape/Jackson police reports 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
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Out of the past 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 8, 1980 The selection of Bob Griffin of Cameron, Mo., as Speaker of the Missouri House will pay dividends for the Southeast Missouri area, says 156th state Rep. Jerry Ford, D-Cape Girardeau; Ford and 155th state Rep. Marvin E. Proffer, D-Jackson, voted for Griffin in the closed-door caucus of House Democrats yesterday...
Transportation hearings (11/08/05)
The history of transportation studies in Cape Girardeau County spans several years. During that time, various "experts" have made suggestions, some of which have resulted in the formation of the county's transit authority and other minor changes in the way individuals without personal transportation get to and from medical appointments and shopping...
Cell-phone monitoring is ominous (11/08/05)
To the editor: On Oct. 17 the Southeast Missourian published an editorial, "Monitoring cell phones." In it we learn that the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to "have private companies monitor motorists' cell phones as a means of tracking traffic patterns"...
Emerson should oppose cuts (11/08/05)
To the editor: The U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on a budget bill that can strip more money from services in our state. Everyone in the 8th Congressional District, having the four poorest counties in the state, will be affected. The federal reconciliation bill proposes cutting $35 billion from programs like Medicaid, food stamps, student loans, Head Start, housing and other social programs. ...
Speak Out 11/8/05 (11/08/05)
Dim prospects; Focus on everyone; Giant leap back; Great education; Student diversity; Goodbye, eyesore; Not our war; Skewed results; Dear France; Made-up terms; Responsible coverage; Exit deceleration; Recycling schedule; Three possibilities
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