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USO Show will raise funds for veterans, regional air show (11/16/05)
Outside Cape Christian School on Tuesday, thunder, lightning and torrents of rain reminded many inside of the biblical flood. The students inside learned how that flood fit into the science of creationism. A traveling creationism museum visited the school to share scientific facts behind creation...
Focus on getting students into college shifts to getting them out of graduating (11/16/05)
From wire and staff reports For decades, getting more students into college has been the top priority of America's higher education leaders. But what's the point, a growing number of experts are wondering, when so few who go to school finish a degree?...
Craft fairs draw thousands to the area (11/16/05)
This weekend the Cape Girardeau area will be inundated with a select group of fans -- the craft fair groupies. Three large craft fairs take place in the area starting Friday and running through Sunday -- the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza, the River Valley Craft Club Christmas Expo and the Crafts, Gifts and Collectibles Show in Fruitland...
Love Inc. develops in SE Missouri (11/16/05)
Several local churches and community organizations have joined together to bring in a program meant to help them connect with people in need. Love Inc., or Love in the Name of Christ, is a not-for-proft organization with networks located in 120 communities across the country. It was formed 25 years ago as a way to encourage churches to become more engaged with those in need and to inspire Christians to put their faith into action...
Traveling creationism museum makes a stop at Cape Christian School (11/16/05)
Outside Cape Christian School on Tuesday, thunder, lightning and torrents of rain reminded many inside of the biblical flood. The students inside learned how that flood fit into the science of creationism. A traveling creationism museum visited the school to share scientific facts behind creation...
Rt. K resurfacing work delayed (11/16/05)
A contractor has postponed repaving of Route K until next week because of the wet, cool weather, the Missouri Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Work is expected to start Monday. Construction will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at Gordonville and moving eastward to Cape Girardeau over the course of the next several weeks, MoDOT officials said...
One killed, another injured in Perry County accident (11/16/05)
A Perryville, Mo., motorist died and a passenger was injured Monday when their truck struck a tree in Central Perry County. Driver Gracie A. Hutchinson, 69, received serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. ...
Survey: Jackson residents would support tax for fire station (11/16/05)
More than half of Jackson residents who responded to a survey compiled by the city's Community Outreach Board are in support of a sales tax to help fund a fire substation. The board sent out 4,000 surveys to Jackson residents in June. Of those, 745 were returned...
County to warn 30 sex offenders (11/16/05)
The Cape Girardeau County prosecutor is preparing letters warning 30 convicted sex offenders that they either must move farther away from schools and day-care centers or prove they lived at their residence before Missouri's sex offender law went into effect on Aug. 28, 2004...
Record, document preservation grant workshop held today (11/16/05)
Local governments can receive information when applying for grants for preserving local documents and records at a workshop today at the Southeast Regional Conservation Center in Cape Girardeau County Park. From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the secretary of state's office is providing the workshop, which is one of 13 regional workshops, to discover and preserve important parts of Missouri's history and heritage...
Bond staff members to hold Listening Post workshop (11/16/05)
Staff members for U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., will hold a Listening Post workshop today in Jackson. The stop at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Main St., is an opportunity to provide constituents personal contact with Bond's staff, according to Bond's Internet site...
Severe storms dump up to 10 inches of rain in region (11/16/05)
Eight years have passed since Gordonville resident Ellen Lorberg last saw Hubble Creek swell to a muddy monster the width of the Mississippi River. The monster returned Tuesday after pounding rains flooded much of Southeast Missouri, stranded motorists, closed schools and damaged buildings...
Ohio man suffers serious injuries in accident on I-55 (11/16/05)
An Ohio man received serious injuries on Tuesday from a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County. William M. Rector, 28, of Newark, Ohio, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center. The accident occurred at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-55 a half mile south of Fruitland. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Rector lost control of his vehicle, which struck a guardrail and overturned in the median...
Club news 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
Town & Country FCE; Lamplighter FCE; -- From staff reports
Patients get veins grown in lab (11/16/05)
DALLAS -- Two kidney dialysis patients from Argentina have received the world's first blood vessels grown in a lab dish from snippets of their own skin, a promising step toward helping people with a variety of diseases. Doctors hope the technique someday will offer a new source of arteries and veins for diabetics with poor circulation, heart bypass patients and those on dialysis...
First bison hunt in 15 years held (11/16/05)
GARDINER, Mont. -- Bison hunts in Montana once drew outrage, in part because game wardens led hunters to specific animals, which were sometimes grazing peacefully when shot at close range. On Tuesday, after a 15-year hiatus, the hunt resumed, but under different rules meant to minimize the fault-finding...
Racing time: District of MLK's birthplace tops list of endangered historic sites (11/16/05)
ATLANTA -- Atlanta's Auburn Avenue commercial district, once the heart of the nation's black business community, is lined with historic treasures such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth house -- and also with crumbling, boarded-up buildings...
Severe storms roll across four states; Tenn. hit by tornadoes (11/16/05)
PARIS, Tenn. -- Severe thunderstorms rolled across the nation's midsection late Tuesday, producing funnel clouds that tore off roofs and destroyed or damaged buildings in at least four states. Tornado touchdowns were spotted in 12 counties in western and central Tennessee, with the worst damage apparently occurring in Henry County, about 90 miles west of Nashville...
Nation/world digest 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
Pension agency has $22.8 billion deficit WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that insures the private pensions of 44 million workers said Tuesday that its deficit was $22.8 billion in 2005, as big airlines in bankruptcy dumped their pension liabilities. ...
Tropical system's rains kill 2 (11/16/05)
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent -- Mudslides killed two fishermen and destroyed three homes as heavy rains brought by a tropical depression overflowed river banks and made roads impassable in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, emergency officials said Tuesday. Torrents of rain also swept away two bridges in Trinidad...
2005 MSHSAA Football Playoffs (11/16/05)
Class 1 Quarterfinals Monday, Nov. 14 South Shelby 48, Salisbury 7 Marionville 46, Greenfield 7 Adrian 39, Gallatin 29 West Platte 41, Putnam County 16 Semifinals Saturday, Nov. 19 (both games at 1:30 p.m.) Marionville (10-2) at South Shelby (11-1)...
Central Jr. High girls drop pair (11/16/05)
Central's girls junior high basketball team lost a pair of games to Poplar Bluff at home on Monday. The Tigers' 'A' team lost 31-29. Sadie Pittman led Central with 10 points. Central's 'B' team lost 53-24. Ikeria Walker led Central with 10 points...
Paradoski's paradox: Redhawks seek more points from their point guard (11/16/05)
Paul Paradoski had a solid freshman season after being thrown into the fire as Southeast Missouri State's starting point guard last year, leading the Ohio Valley Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio. But Paradoski struggled with his shooting, hitting just 32.8 percent overall and 24.3 percent from 3-point range as he averaged 1.9 points per game...
EIU hopes to avoid blind draw (11/16/05)
The potential season-ending Ohio Valley Conference football showdown that people around the league have been talking about for weeks will finally come to fruition. And, if host Jacksonville State beats Eastern Illinois on Saturday, then the OVC's automatic NCAA Division I-AA playoff representative will likely be determined by a blind draw...
OVC baseball tourney to remain in Paducah (11/16/05)
The Ohio Valley Conference has agreed to a three-year extension of its existing contract with the city of Paducah, Ky., to continue serving as the host site for the OVC Baseball Tournament. The current contract expires in 2006, and the new deal will keep the six-team, double-elimination tournament at historic Brooks Stadium through 2009. Brooks Stadium has hosted the event the past five years...
Lawson has meltdown after ice cream caper (11/16/05)
LAWSON, Mo. -- A state football playoff game between two 11-0 teams may have been decided by the theft of some ice cream sandwiches. Cameron defeated Lawson Monday night 52-14, in a game that Lawson had to play without Joseph Kassanavoid, its standout quarterback and safety, and John Tipton, a receiver and defensive back. The two were suspended after the theft of ice cream sandwiches from the school cafeteria last week...
Owners, players toughen steroid penalties (11/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- Major leaguers will face tougher penalties for steroid use and testing for amphetamines next season under an agreement between owners and players reached Tuesday after months of negotiations and pressure from Congress. The deal, which must be ratified by both sides, includes a 50-game suspension for a first failed test, 100 games for a second and a lifetime ban for a third...
Cards' Pujols finally wins elusive NL MVP (11/16/05)
NEW YORK -- Albert Pujols won his first National League MVP award, beating Andruw Jones in a close vote Tuesday. The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman ended Barry Bonds' four-year winning streak, receiving 18 first-place votes and 14 seconds for 378 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Jones, the Atlanta Braves center fielder, got 13 first-place votes, 17 seconds and two thirds for 351 points...
Bengals have next crack at Colts (11/16/05)
CINCINNATI -- Before they headed off for their week of R&R -- rest and relaxing in first place -- the Cincinnati Bengals made a wish. They wanted the Indianapolis Colts to be unbeaten when they returned after their bye week, giving them the chance to bump off a 9-0 team for the second time in three years...
Giants' other co-owner, Tisch, dies (11/16/05)
NEW YORK -- Robert Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and a civic leader in New York City for several decades, died Tuesday of brain cancer. He was 79. Tisch died at his home, a family publicist said. Three weeks ago on Oct. 25, the Giants' other co-owner, Wellington Mara, also died of cancer. Wellington Mara was the son of team founder Timothy J. Mara...
NU fans rate USC game in '06 bigger than bowl game (11/16/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska is bowl eligible again. Travel agents' hearts should be all a flutter in anticipation of booking trips for happy Husker fans, right? Actually, people in the travel business say the real "bowl trip" is next season, on Sept. 16, when Nebraska visits Los Angeles to play a Southern California team that could be the three-time defending national champion...
Snyder will step away at K-State (11/16/05)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and that the time was right to move along, Bill Snyder retired Tuesday from the Kansas State program he coached from college football's depths to a spot among the nation's elite...
Sports briefs 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
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Tropicals head indoors for the winter (11/16/05)
I brought in my tropical plants two weeks ago, and now they are not doing well. What is the problem? This question is one that I hear time and time again each fall. If you are asking the same question, perhaps some background information will help you figure out what is going on with your tropical plants...
Cookbook to raise funds for Charlie Company monument (11/16/05)
It seems like almost everyone is touched in some way by the war with Iraq. A friend, neighbor, someone from church or in the community; nearly everyone knows of a person who has been there or is there now. Just following Veterans Day, this is a great time to recognize those who served with the 1140th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard. ...
Cornelia Jones (11/16/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cornelia L. "Connie" Jones, 87, of Cairo died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1917, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Herbert and Rose Glastetter Halter. She married Albert H. Jones, who died in 1989. Jones retired from Burkart Foam. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella...
Lula Dickerson (11/16/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lula Mae Griffin Dickerson, 66, of Anna died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at her home. She was born March 13, 1939, in Union County, daughter of Bert and Nora Getting Hill. She first married Golburn Griffin and later married James Dickerson. Both preceded her in death...
Frank Niswonger (11/16/05)
Franklin Eugene "Frank" Niswonger, 71, of Jackson died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born July 12, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Freeman Dewey and Ruby Ludreth Henry Niswonger. He and Mildred Martin were married May 13, 1987. She died Dec. 10, 2004...
Randy Lemonds (11/16/05)
Randy Lee Lemonds, 49, of Delta died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, Ill. He was born Sept. 9, 1956, in Flint, Mich., son of Ronald and Wanda Shrum Lemonds. Lemonds was a concrete finisher with Mayfield Concrete in St. Louis...
William Hurley (11/16/05)
William B. Hurley, 83, of Mount Dora, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Simpson, Ill., son of Loy and Dimple Hurley. He and Evelyn Sheltrown of Michigan were married Dec. 7, 1943. She preceded him in death Dec. 10, 1997...
Bobby Hahn (11/16/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Bobby J. Hahn, 72, of Sedgewickville passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1933, at Yount, Mo., son of Harry and Una Seabaugh Hahn. He and Mary I. Hahs were married Dec. 14, 1954, in Bath, Maine...
Gracie Hutchinson (11/16/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gracie A. Hutchinson, 69, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 12, 1936, in Tennessee, daughter of George and Fannie Harvey Perigo. She married James Hutchinson...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
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Cape/Jackson police reports 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
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Out of the past 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 16, 1980 The annual Mission Festival Observance for Trinity Lutheran Church is being held this weekend; guest speaker for the event is the Rev. Luther Meinzen, who has served as a missionary in India since 1948. A Cape Girardeau police vehicle was overturned yesterday morning while parked in the 700 block of North Sprigg Street; patrolman Leonard S. ...
Chautauqua in Cape (11/16/05)
The Chautauqua tradition dates back to 1874, when a businessman and a Methodist minister established a summer camp on Lake Chautauqua, N.Y. Their goal was to train Sunday school teachers, but the educational programs quickly expanded, and the idea of bringing in speakers to uplift rural America was copied in tents all around America...
Poll research offers some surprises (11/16/05)
To the editor: A recent headline declared the president's approval ratings are hovering around 39 percent. While this approval rating is higher than former presidents Clinton, Carter, Johnson and Truman's all-time lows, I find it hard to believe Bush's approval ratings are that low. I researched the polling process. As Gomer Pyle would say, "Surprise, surprise, surprise."...
Greatest SEMO Homecoming ever (11/16/05)
To the editor: Each year excitement builds and motels fill as Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming near. The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Academic Hall gave special meaning to this year's event. Recently, the Missourian gave an account of the celebration that was carried out to perfection by Jane Stacy, director of alumni services and a longtime affiliate of the university...
A salute to Air Force cadets (11/16/05)
To the editor: I want to thank all of the Air Force ROTC cadets who participated in the all-night Veterans Day vigil this past weekend at Freedom Corner. These cadets volunteered to take time out of their hectic schedule to show their respect to veterans and to the brotherhood of arms which they will soon be undertaking...
Speak Out 11/16/05 (11/16/05)
Not enough time; Splitting the money; Tax incentive; Ready for buses; National trend; It's about poverty; Liberal credit; Hold 'em or fold 'em; Hitting below the belt; Unfair to veterans; Summer dress code; Never forget; Violence ignored
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