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Stories from Friday, November 11, 2005

Collage of styles packed into hour of dance (11/11/05)
They promised variety, and variety they delivered. Southeast Missouri State University's dance concert can probably be best described as schizophrenic, changing personalities quickly and without warning. Take the first two numbers as an example -- "Monkey Dance" and "Reaching Out." The former is a merry, energetic ballet using "Graduation Ball" by Johann Strauss for music, and the latter is an introspective, sometimes brooding, yet ultimately triumphant modern dance...
St. Louisan helps with cemetery restoration (11/11/05)
City workers responsible for repairing and restoring the grave markers at Old Lorimier Cemetery received a lesson Thursday in the latest techniques. John Maurath of St. Louis brought a portable generator, cleaners and glues designed for stonework to Cape Girardeau's oldest cemetery. The daunting job, made tougher by the late October vandalism that toppled 69 headstones, aims to bring a renaissance to the graveyard founded in 1808...
Cape police pursue suspect to his garage (11/11/05)
A drug bust started at Capaha Park and ended in a garage Wednesday. Theon D. Mackins, 21, of Cape Girardeau was charged with felony counts of trafficking and attempt to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, resisting arrest by flight and a misdemeanor count of driving with a revoked license. He is being held on a $25,000 bond...
Region briefs 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
Man charged with rape says he doesn't remember A Benton, Mo., man was charged Thursday with statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl. David M. Bollinger, 18, is being held on a $25,000 bond. The incident reportedly occurred in a barn in Cape Girardeau. ...
A new generation of veterans, a new appreciation for sacrifices (11/11/05)
The day before Sgt. Bob Davis was killed in Afghanistan, he told his wife Mandy she would have to be strong. That tough times were ahead, but that, in time, she would heal. "You're such a good mom," he said in a soothing tone. "You've made me into who I am -- the man I always wanted to be. You know I love you." He was consoling Mandy from across the globe because her grandmother had just died. But his heartfelt words would become even more meaningful the next day, on Aug. 18, when a roadside bomb exploded under Davis' Humvee, killing him and another soldier...
Program increases parent involvement at Franklin School (11/11/05)
Franklin Elementary School's Parent Liaison program has increased parent involvement in the school by an average of 30 percent in just two years. Last year, 45 to 50 percent of parents attended the school's various activities. This year, the school has seen 71 to 84 percent involvement at the different events...
Post office construction woes stir political pressure from Emerson (11/11/05)
Unforeseen structural problems with the post office renovation on Frederick Street prompted stern remarks from U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Thursday. Emerson said the postal service should establish a stand-alone retail facility on Cape Girardeau's west side rather than waste money to fix up the old facility in the downtown area...
Region digest 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
Riverside library system turns 50 years old Riverside Regional Library will celebrate its 50-year anniversary at its Jackson branch, 204 S. Union St., on Sunday. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., past and present library staff members will share memories of the library's history. ...
Highway 34/72 hits roadblock with high bids (11/11/05)
High costs of asphalt caused the Missouri Department of Transportation to hit a roadblock with the Highway 34/72 improvement project in Jackson. On Wednesday, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided not to award a contract for the second phase of a three-phase widening project that will expand Highway 34/72 from two lanes to four...
Man fires gun into ceiling. floor during Cape robbery (11/11/05)
A hooded man fired two shots in an armed robbery Thursday morning at Discount Smoke Shop. At around 6:30 a.m., a black man wearing a dark green, hooded Nike sweatshirt and a ski mask entered the shop at 340 S. Sprigg St., said Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Jason Selzer. The man pulled out a small-caliber handgun, struck the clerk on the head with it and told her to take money out of the safe...
I-57 bridges being replaced next year (11/11/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission gave the go-ahead Thursday to replace the northbound and southbound bridges over North Cut Ditch on Interstate 57 near Sikeston. The bridges are a half-mile east of Interstate 55. Both will be replaced for $2,379,861 by Robertson Contractors Inc. of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Ste. Gen cement plant gets final approval (11/11/05)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Construction of a $600 million cement plant that has been delayed for years by environmental lawsuits will get underway within the next six months, company officials said Thursday. Holcim, the U.S. unit of Switzerland-based Holcim AG, said feasibility and market studies indicate there is a demand for 4 million metric tons of cement the plant plans to produce annually in Ste. Genevieve County...
Walnut harvest three times last year's (11/11/05)
STOCKTON, Mo. -- This year's black walnut harvest was big, and it was valuable. With the harvest winding down, the national yield is expected to be around 30 million pounds, nearly triple the 11 million pound harvest from last year. The increase was in response to a booming demand that prompted Hammons Products Co. in Stockton to pay a record-high price of $13 per 100 pounds of hulled black walnuts to gatherers in a four-state region. The price last year was $10 per hundredweight...
State officials discuss bird flu plans (11/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State health officials on Thursday told a homeland security panel about the risks of bird flu hitting Missouri and what the state is doing to prepare for such an outbreak. A deadly strain of bird flu first appeared in Hong Kong in 1997, re-emerged in December 2003 and has spread from Asia to Europe. Experts fear the virus could mutate into a new strain that passes easily among people, possibly triggering a pandemic...
Nixon files paperwork to make run at governor (11/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon indicated Thursday that he intends to challenge Republican Gov. Matt Blunt in 2008. Nixon's campaign committee amended its paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to state that he is seeking the governor's office rather than the office of attorney general...
World briefs 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
Al-Qaida claims bombings; angry Jordanians rally AMMAN, Jordan -- Hundreds of angry Jordanians rallied Thursday outside one of three U.S.-based hotels attacked by suicide bombers, shouting, "Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!" after the terrorist's group claimed responsibility for the blasts that killed at least 56 people. ...
CDC: U.S. smoking rate continues to inch downward (11/11/05)
ATLANTA -- The smoking rate among U.S. adults continues to inch downward, with 20.9 percent of Americans describing themselves as regular puffers last year. That is a decline from 21.6 percent in 2003 and 22.5 percent in 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday...
Tums marks 75th anniversary with new flavor (11/11/05)
PITTSBURGH -- The makers of Tums are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the antacid and calcium supplement by introducing a new flavor. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Thursday unveiled Tums Smoothies Cocoa and Creme, which includes the first chocolate-flavored chewable antacid on the market, the company said. The tablets are made with Dutch cocoa and vanilla...
Time catching up to surviving World War I vets (11/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- Lloyd Brown remembers Armistice Day in 1918 as few -- ever so few -- veterans can. "For the servicemen there were lots of hugs and kisses," recalls Brown, of Charlotte Hall, Md., a teenage seaman aboard the battleship USS New Hampshire, in port stateside when the fighting stopped. "We were so happy that the war was over."...
Nissan moving North American headquarters to Tennessee (11/11/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday it is moving its North American headquarters and nearly 1,300 jobs from California to the Nashville area to take advantage of the lower cost of doing business in the South. "We're coming to Tennessee," Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told a state Capitol news conference attended by Gov. Phil Bredesen and other top state officials...
Companies announce free shipping for holidays (11/11/05)
FREEPORT, Maine -- Hoping to drum up more sales of handsewn slippers, flannel shirts, sweaters and Christmas wreaths, L.L. Bean has dusted off a promotion it hasn't offered in three years: free shipping for holiday purchases. And it will have plenty of company as other retailers use generous promotions including free shipping to get holiday shoppers to open their wallets amid a challenging economic environment...
Laclede Gas rates rising 46 percent (11/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Heating bills for Laclede Gas Co. customers are rising 46 percent on average, thanks largely to the higher wholesale costs of natural gas, the Missouri Public Service Commission said Thursday. The commission said Laclede's rates are rising from 83 cents to $1.13 per 100 cubic feet of gas, starting Monday...
Two bombings kill 42 people in attacks on security forces in Iraq (11/11/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Bombers killed 42 people Thursday at a Baghdad restaurant favored by police and an army recruiting center to the north, while Iraqi troops along the Iranian border found 27 decomposing bodies, unidentified victims of the grisly violence plaguing the country...
Al-Qaida claims Jordan bombings (11/11/05)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Thousands of Jordanians rallied in the capital and other cities shouting "Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!" the day after three deadly hotel bombings that killed at least 59 people. Officials suspected Iraqi involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by al-Qaida's Iraq branch...
Been there, won that (11/11/05)
For all of the experience the Central soccer team possesses this season -- the Tigers have 15 seniors on their roster -- just a handful of the current Tigers actually got to suit up for the team's state final four run in 2003. The Tigers team in 2003 that won the first two state playoff victories in the program's history had 14 seniors. Central finished fourth that year with a 26-2 record...
Thornton offers Redhawks vital help on boards (11/11/05)
Andrais Thornton was recruited by Southeast Missouri State to provide immediate and significant help for the Redhawks' inside game. If the Nov. 4 exhibition opener is any indication, Thornton will give Southeast coach Gary Garner exactly what he is looking for...
Redhawks make final tuneup for Texas Tech (11/11/05)
Southeast Missouri State's women know better than to think a 50-point romp in their exhibition opener means they're ready for the season. "We still have so much we have to get better at," senior forward Tatiana Conceicao said following an 87-37 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Nov. 4...
Persistant Redhawks staff signs Raytown's Maxwell (11/11/05)
Although he was recruited by some impressive mid-major basketball programs, Southeast Missouri State's persistence made quite an impact on JaJuan Maxwell. On Thursday, Maxwell rewarded the Redhawks' coaches for their efforts -- most notably chief recruiter Ronnie Dean -- as he signed a national letter of intent with Southeast...
Gamecocks sweep Redhawks (11/11/05)
Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach Renata Nowacki appeared to be trying to express major disappointment with her team following Thursday night's match. But Nowacki really couldn't bring herself to do it after witnessing a dominating show by visiting Jacksonville State...
Former Charleston star to play for 'Hawks (11/11/05)
Missy Whitney is counting on the second time being the charm regarding her recruitment to Southeast Missouri State. Whitney, a former Charleston High School standout, originally signed with the Southeast women's basketball team nearly two years ago, following her senior season with the Blue Jays...
Lineup change in booth- Rooney replaces Hagin (11/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals released Wayne Hagin as broadcaster on Friday and hired the man they wanted all along -- John Rooney, who spent 18 years broadcasting the Chicago White Sox, the club said Friday. Hagin was let go after only three seasons with the club. He was picked up in 2003 to replace the late, legendary Cardinals broadcaster, Jack Buck...
Neumann shoots opening 66 at LPGA Tournament of Champions (11/11/05)
Sweden's Liselotte Neumann returned from a monthlong layoff and shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions in Mobile, Ala. Neumann, who won the event in 1996 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla., had six birdies, including four on the back nine...
Congress will not prosecute Palmeiro on perjury charges (11/11/05)
WASHINGTON -- Baseball star Rafael Palmeiro will not be prosecuted on perjury charges after lawmakers said Thursday there isn't enough evidence to prove he lied when he told Congress under oath that he had "never used steroids" -- six weeks before failing a steroid test...
KU, OSU require time to age (11/11/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For words of comfort in these uncertain times, Bill Self and Eddie Sutton can turn to their friend Kelvin Sampson. The way things are now, the Oklahoma coach says, no one's really a freshman by the time conference action begins...
Clemens among 7 to file for free agency (11/11/05)
NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens was among the final seven players to file for free agency Thursday night. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner, who has spent the last two seasons with the Houston Astros, hasn't said whether he plans to pitch in 2006. He went 18-4 for the Astros in 2004, winning his last Cy Young Award, then became a free agent and re-signed with Houston for $18,000,022 -- the final $22 matching his uniform number. ...
Jackson not concerned about possible changes (11/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson, who carried the load while the rest of the St. Louis Rams' offensive stars were sidelined by injuries, has no worries about how his role might change now that the rest of the big guns are back. Quarterback Marc Bulger is a certainty for Sunday's game at Seattle, Torry Holt is probable and Isaac Bruce, although questionable with turf toe, has practiced all week and is optimistic of returning to the lineup. ...
Blues' losing streak reaches 10 games (11/11/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Jim Vandermeer scored two goals, one tapped in by a hapless opponent, to help the Chicago Blackhawks run the St. Louis Blues' franchise-record losing streak to 10 with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night. Mark Bell also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won two straight for the first time in 41 games. They're near the bottom of the NHL with 12 points, five more than the league-worst Blues, including an overtime victory in St. Louis on Nov. 2...
Carpenter wins NL Cy Young (11/11/05)
NEW YORK -- Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday, capping a satisfying comeback from shoulder surgery that jeopardized his career only two years ago. After going 21-5 with a 2.83 ERA, Carpenter received 19 of 32 first-place votes and finished with 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. ...
Sports briefs 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
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Modern times and renovation (11/11/05)
For a good chunk of Wednesday, there was no e-mail at 301 Broadway, home of the Southeast Missourian Newspaper and Renovation Co. As most of you know, the 80-year-old Missourian building, recently named to the National Register of Historic Places, is undergoing a total revamping from top to bottom, inside and out. The parts that have been completed are spectacular. And the banging and drilling and sawing and scraping are going full blast on areas yet to be finished...
Good impression: 2006 Kia Rio is big improvement over old one (11/11/05)
Kia brags that they sold more cars in their first 10 years in America -- one million -- than any other manufacturer. And just in time for skyrocketing gas prices, they introduce a vastly improved Rio, a compact car. Said to be "the most affordable four-door sedan in America," it features class-leading interior room and safety features, including six standard airbags. Although it is a small car, it has a relatively roomy interior, a large trunk, and an uncommonly quiet, smooth ride...
Everybody's a critic: 'Jarhead' (11/11/05)
The film "Jarhead" was an unbelievable experience. It was refreshing to see a modern war flick that leaves out the politics. The director, Sam Mendes, ("Road to Perdition," "American Beauty") did a fantastic job of giving the audience tools to bridge a generational gap. Instead of creating a "blame the government" film, he took a much more humanistic and romantic approach...
Show Me Digital Film Festival back for its second year (11/11/05)
More than 20 years after leaving Jackson to pursue a career in entertainment, Dave West is about to return, and not just to see his family. West, who graduated from Jackson High School in 1983, has traveled from coast to coast, going from actor to director in a hectic and uncertain industry. When he returns to the country's midsection today, it will be as one of the stars of the Show Me Digital Film Festival...
Falling-out over 'Killshot' (11/11/05)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns with 'bombastic fury' (11/11/05)
Thirty years ago, Al Pitrelli never would have dreamed he'd be doing what he does today. Back then Pitrelli was jamming out on Led Zeppelin and Allman Brothers tunes back in what he calls the "hellish" clubs of New Jersey. He was living the hard life of many unsigned rockers, bouncing from club to club, performing for a pittance in front of small audiences...
Artifacts 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza packed; Museum looking for fence pictures, stories; Students read their works at University Center; Jazz ensembles to perform in concert Nov. 18; 'Sundays at Three' kicks off Nov. 20; Symphony presents 'Mozart in America'; Market House auditions for 'Tons of Money'
At the theaters 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
'Derailed'; 'Get Rich or Die Tryin''; 'Zathura'; Still in theaters; '40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'Chicken Little'; 'Dreamer'; 'The Fog'; 'Flightplan'; 'Good Night and Good Luck'; 'Jarhead'; 'Just Like Heaven'; 'Legend of Zorro'; 'Prime'; 'Saw 2'; 'Wallace and Gromit'; 'Weather Man'
Suzanne Blattner (11/11/05)
Suzanne Martinko Blattner, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
James Arnzen (11/11/05)
James J. Arnzen, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 21, 1935, in Leopold, Mo., son of William and Julia Van De Ven Arnzen. He and Charlene Struwe were married April 26, 1958, at St. Ambrose Church in Chaffee, Mo...
Faye Giddens (11/11/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Faye Etta Giddens, 60, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born April 13, 1945, at Bessville, Mo., daughter of Marion Washington and Loretta Lodema Barks Angel. She and Donald Giddens were married May 23, 1970, in St. Louis. He died Sept. 26, 2000...
Vaughneda Dennis (11/11/05)
Vaughneda Dennis, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of Fred William and Bertha Ellen Holifield Brandt. She and Arthur F. Dennis were married May 26, 1948, at Malden, Mo...
Betty Irwin (11/11/05)
MUNFORD, Tenn. -- Betty Sue Sissum Irwin, 62, of Munford died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at St. Francis Bartlett Hospital. Mrs. Irwin was a cashier at Wal-Mart in Millington, Tenn., and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Ronald H. ...
Viola Sides (11/11/05)
Viola W. Sides, 88, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Breeze Park Care Center in St. Charles, Mo. She was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Tilsit, daughter of Otto J. and Frieda W. Lange Birk. She and Willie C. "Bill" Sides were married Sept. 4, 1938, in Jackson...
Norma Stidham (11/11/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norma Jean Stidham, 71, mother of The Hill Church of Rockview, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Smiley Sweet and Ora Hope. She married C.B. Stidham April 29, 1949...
Cape police reports 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
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Out of the past 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 11, 1980 Veterans Day. A day to remember the sacrifices of the nation's veterans is marked by a parade down Broadway and a rally with speeches at city hall; guest speaker is Ron Taggert, assistant national commander of the Disabled American Veterans...
Veterans Day (11/11/05)
By Rod Jetton Veterans Day stirs up many different images and emotions in the hearts of Americans. We think of patriotism and Old Glory being raised at Iwo Jima and Ground Zero. We think of hard-won victories and hard-fought defeats. We think of legends made and remember heroes lost. We think of loved ones who left and returned as well as loved ones who never did...
Losing our gun rights (11/11/05)
By Gregory Crawford In the past 30 days I have witnessed at least three major events that directly place more restrictions on or destroy more of our individual and constitutional rights. In this country the emerging police and military state that is now in place in New Orleans is a direct violation of civil rights and Louisiana law and an affront to the U.S. ...
Thanks, veterans (11/11/05)
Nov. 11 is a day forever engraved in America's history. It is the day -- at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month -- in 1918 when fighting officially ceased and World War I ended. For some older veterans or their descendants, the day is better known as Armistice Day...
Speak Out 11/11/05 (11/11/05)
Pollution control; What's the rule?; Bingo competition; School of hard knocks; Comparing education; Freedom issues; Nature's way; Casino fight
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