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Stories from Monday, November 14, 2005

Longtime residents detail moments in Cape history (11/14/05)
More than 400 years of combined memories and stories of Cape Girardeau's past were revisited through a panel of five individuals Sunday afternoon at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Historical Association presented the first of four "Remembering Cape Girardeau" programs, which featured the panel of longtime residents, Alton Bray, Dan Cotner, Louise Duncan, Joe Russell and Mary Frances Kinder. ...
Cairo's financial woes lead to battle over preservation (11/14/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Some people in Cairo think the key to the town's future lies in its rich history. What else is there in Cairo in 2005, they ask? Cairo is a city that has seen better days. The population is shrinking, historic buildings sit condemned on Commercial Avenue, city leaders are tied up in lawsuits over alleged abuses of power (and accusations that haven't turned into lawsuits). On top of it all, the tax base has crumbled and the city is in a budget crisis...
Independent authors team up to aid hurricane relief (11/14/05)
A group of writers that meet regularly on the Internet felt monetarily inadequate in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They fully understood that every penny counted in the efforts to rebuild. They also knew that talent can spin straw into gold. Jackson independent writer Chris Manning felt that same tinge of helplessness...
The Art of Attraction (11/14/05)
Cape Girardeau's downtown and Paducah's "Lowertown" are both places with plenty of scope for an artist's imagination. Like Cape Girardeau, the Kentucky city is a river town, although Paducah rests next to the Ohio River instead of the Mississippi. Both cities' historic business districts offer a number of restaurants and a cultural hub. Both districts have galleries within walking distance from those same restaurants...
Recalling Cape's history (11/14/05)
Sally Napier Bueno, left, Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution state regent, and Jane Randol Jackson, John Guild Chapter regent, unveiled a bronze plaque recognizing George Drouillard at the Red House Interpretive Center on Sunday. Drouillard, who lived in Cape Girardeau when he was young, was chief hunter and interpreter on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Corps of Discovery. He was also the nephew of Louis Lorimier, founder of Cape Girardeau...
Cape River Heritage Museum elects new officers to board (11/14/05)
The outcome of the Cape River Heritage annual election, held recently by the board of directors, included Marjorie Thompson president; Robyn Mainor vice president; Margaret Ford secretary; Dr. John Holcomb treasurer. Terri Foley resigned from the board of directors but will serve in an advisory position...
Community briefs 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Notre Dame high school holds open house Notre Dame Regional High School is holding an open house for grade school and junior high students at 6:30 p.m. today with a welcoming assembly. Those interested in making Notre Dame their high school for the 2006-2007 school year should come by for a tour...
Like Christmas, political season seems to keep getting longer (11/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There was a time, not too long ago, when Christmas shopping occurred in December and merchants began marketing their winter holiday wares the day after Thanksgiving. Now some retailers roll out their Christmas stock alongside the pumpkins and costumes -- long before Thanksgiving, even before Halloween...
Buchanan, Nodaway counties face recent spike in teen birth numbers (11/14/05)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The rate of teen pregnancy in Buchanan and Nodaway counties in northwest Missouri has spiked recently, causing concern among area health officials. "Teen pregnancies are definitely on the rise again," said Nancy Kimsey, a case manager for the St. Joseph-Buchanan County Health Department. "It's a problem."...
Bush setbacks at home may undercut role on world stage (11/14/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's slumping popularity at home may be taking a toll on his ability to exert influence overseas. Just a few years ago, rival and allied nations alike fretted that a cocky Bush administration was attempting to impose its will around the world...
Two sparring nations forced to confront their flaws (11/14/05)
PARIS -- In one case, the catalyst was Hurricane Katrina; in the other, a freak electrocution accident in a Paris suburb. What followed -- drownings and dislocation in the United States, riots across France -- has forced each nation to confront problems of racism and poverty that are deeply entrenched but usually ignored...
World briefs 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Security adviser: Bush didn't mislead on war; Saddam trial will go on in Iraq despite protests; Sen. McCain pushing anti-torture measure; Iraqi minister slams Syria for exporting terror; Rice rebukes Iranian leader over Israel remarks
Iraqi woman confesses she was fourth hotel bomber (11/14/05)
AMMAN, Jordan -- An Iraqi woman confessed on Jordanian state television Sunday that she tried to blow herself up along with her husband during a hotel wedding reception last week, saying that the explosives concealed under her denim dress failed to detonate...
Kyle Busch takes flag after older brother's suspension (11/14/05)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- It's a family thing. Even as Kyle Busch celebrated victory at Phoenix on Sunday, he stood up for older brother Kurt, who was suspended by his team earlier in the day for a Friday night run-in with police. "I just want to say I'm behind my brother 100 percent," the 20-year-old said after standing on top of his No. 5 Chevrolet and waving to the cheering crowd at Phoenix International Raceway...
Making bowl should take heat off Missouri's Pinkel (11/14/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It might have been make-or-break time for Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, with one newspaper speculating on game day about his possible replacement. The Tigers' 31-16 victory over Baylor on Saturday, making them bowl eligible for only the fourth time since 1983, should table that talk for at least another year. Especially since they still have an outside shot at making it to the Big 12 championship game...
Kim claims Tournament of Champions (11/14/05)
U.S. Solheim Cup star Christina Kim won her second career title Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Australia's Rachel Hetherington in the Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions. Kim two-putted from 80 feet on the final hole, tapping in for par after Hetherington missed a 20-foot birdie attempt. The 21-year-old Kim then celebrated with a hug from father-caddie Man Kim and a beer shower from fellow player Jennifer Rosales...
Smith shines in his Faurot Field farewell (11/14/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- During Brad Smith's career at Missouri, he's piled up 12,337 yards of total offense. That's more than seven miles. The Tigers' go-to quarterback carried the load again in a 31-16 victory over Baylor on Saturday that made the school bowl-eligible for only the fourth time since 1983. He scored all three of his team's offensive touchdowns, including a 56-yard jaunt on a risky fourth-and-1 play late in the fourth quarter...
College football polls 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
College polls AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:...
Golf scores 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
LPGA/Tournament of Champions Sunday; At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Crossings Course, Mobile, Ala.; Purse: $850,000; Yardage: 6,253; Par: 72 Final Round Christina Kim, $138,000 67-67-72-67 -- 273 -15 Rachel Hetherington, $85,833 69-65-72-68 -- 274 -14...
Orphans are family in Centralia, Ill. (11/14/05)
CENTRALIA, Ill. -- Amid all the boasting by locals that the boys at the high school have won more basketball games than anyone else in the country, Olen "Butch" Border is serious when he says he'll go to his grave heralding that program and its odd little mascot...
Kurt Busch's title hopes officially end (11/14/05)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Roush Racing put up with Kurt Busch's reputation for reckless driving on the track. When the defending Nextel Cup champion was accused of doing it in his own car, the team had seen enough. Busch was suspended Sunday for the remainder of the NASCAR season after his run-in with police, who said he smelled of alcohol and was belligerent during a traffic stop Friday night...
S. Carolina breaks into Top 25 poll (11/14/05)
Steve Spurrier has South Carolina in the Top 25. The Gamecocks made it to No. 19 in The Associated Press media poll Sunday, the first time they have been in the rankings under their new coach. South Carolina (7-3) ended a 14-game losing streak to Spurrier's old school on Saturday, beating Florida 30-22 in Columbia, S.C...
Colts improve to 9-0 with win over Texans (11/14/05)
Colts 31, Texans 17 Peyton Manning is back to throwing touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts are again achieving offensive milestones. The NFL's two-time MVP carved up Houston (1-8) for 297 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading the Colts (9-0) to a victory and keeping Indianapolis as the NFL's only unbeaten team...
Rams' fake FG nets real loss (11/14/05)
SEATTLE -- It was as if dice-rolling coach Mike Martz was calling plays from his St. Louis-area home Sunday. The Rams, actually under the direction of assistant head coach Joe Vitt while Martz recovers from a heart virus, were lining up for a field goal in the second quarter to add to a 3-0 lead against first-place Seattle. A third straight win and an improbable restart of the NFC West race was in sight...
Sports briefs 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Basketball...
Joey's Seafood coming to Cape (11/14/05)
When Steve and Catherine Mills got out of the tax business, they knew they wanted to get into another franchise business. They weren't sure what kind, only that it should be a business that could easily branch out. The two had owned Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in Cape Girardeau since it started here in 1997. They sold it in September after they had obtained the franchise agreement for a fairly new seafood franchise called Joey's Seafood...
Busy days, lively season: David Ross runs Show Me Center, trade group (11/14/05)
It's been a good fall for Show Me Center director David Ross. In fact, he's in the midst of one of the most successful seasons that he can remember. He's booked big-name acts like country crooner Willie Nelson, redneck comedian Larry the Cable Guy, the always popular mainstay Sesame Street Live and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which is this week...
Cape's chamber of commerce gets national recognition (11/14/05)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce learned last week that it received a four-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Accreditation was one of the goals of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce as outlined by its board of directors in the 2005 Annual Report and Business Plan...
Stein: Listen to angel on shoulder, save money (11/14/05)
NEW YORK -- Why is it so devilishly difficult to save for retirement? Humorist Ben Stein -- who's an economist by training -- thinks he has the answer. "You've got an angel on one shoulder saying, 'Be prudent and prepare for your future,"' he says. "But the devil's on the other, saying 'No, enjoy yourself right now. Live it up and buy whatever you want.'...
People on the move 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Meteorologist earns weather designation Meteorologist Brian Alworth of the KFVS12 StormTeam has earned the certified broadcast meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. Alworth is the first local television or radio weathercaster in the region to earn this designation. The AMS grants the designation to those who meet criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations...
Business memo 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Saint Francis wins eight excellence awards Saint Francis Medical Center received eight Show-Me awards for excellence in health-care marketing from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing. The statewide honor recognizes an institution's efforts to educate and inform the community about health issues and services. ...
Maye Barnes (11/14/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Maye Bradley Barnes, 80, of Charleston, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born on Aug. 26, 1925, in Scott County, daughter of Schuyler Anson and Rita Pearl Lewis Bradley. She and Paul Wilson Barnes were married on Sept. 7, 1947. He survives...
Charles Edward Propst (11/14/05)
Charles Edward Propst Sr., 79, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 15, 1926, in Arcadia, Mo., son of the late Walter M. and Cora Mae Russell Propst. He and Willa Dean White were married July 14, 1951, at Arbor General Baptist Church...
Roby Hitt (11/14/05)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Roby William Hitt, 81, of Scott City, died Nov. 13, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Mamie Cruse (11/14/05)
Anna, Ill. -- Mamie L. Cruse, 94, of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 in Anna. She was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of William H. and Rebecca Carraker Lasley. She and Murriel Cruse were married on Dec. 11, 1937, in Jackson. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1998...
Evelyn Bond (11/14/05)
Evelyn Loretta Bond, 81, of Hazelwood, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at St. Luke Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born on Oct. 6, 1924, in Malden, daughter of Grover and Alice Haggerty Hartle. She and Lt. Col. Army Ret. Roy Frederick Bond were married on Aug. 18, 1946 in Cape Girardeau...
Mary Taylor (11/14/05)
Marble Hill - Mary Ellen Taylor, 87, of Marble Hill, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 3, 1918, in Caruth, Mo., daughter of Edgar and Effie Mae Gargus Allen. She and Eugene J. Taylor were married on Jan. 13, 1945...
Cape police report 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Ian A. Phillips, 20, of 1933 Delwin St., was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving while suspended, failure to maintain single lane and possession with intent...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 14, 1980 Southeast Missouri State University, which for years has been feeling the pressures of an overcrowded College of Business, announces the upcoming acquisition of a three-story apartment building near the campus which will be renovated and used for business classroom space; the 17,000-square-foot Dorington Apartments Complex is at 347 N. Pacific St,, at the junction of North Street...
States' rights: America's interventionist role dates to Lincoln (11/14/05)
By Clint E. Lacy The Founding Fathers created a constitutional republic in which states were to maintain their sovereignty and derived their power from the people. The federal government derived its powers from the state. This provided the ultimate checks-and-balances system to protect our constitutional republic and our freedom...
Classroom funding (11/14/05)
There is a national debate over whether more spending is the key to better schools. The oft-repeated mantra of fiscal conservatives is that some of the worst school systems in America are those who spend the most per pupil. But how are school districts spending their money?...
Inaction sends wrong message (11/14/05)
To the editor: I was watching the news and saw that the principal of Jackson High School was worried about what a student was wearing. There does not seem to as much concern about the fact that my son was recently assaulted by a teacher, and to this day there has been nothing done. ...
Speak Out 11/14/05 (11/14/05)
Desire to learn; Government gouging; Kudos for Habitat; Choose to succeed; Choral excellence; Parents, take charge; Failing miserably; Check out day care; Behind bars; Gambling getaways; Drawing the line; Family of heroes; Transportation needs; No honor among ...; Debt of gratitude; Deserving of honor; Economics lesson
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