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Stories from Saturday, November 19, 2005

Missouri Guard deploys for Mississippi fellows (11/19/05)
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- More than 100 members of a Springfield-based National Guard unit volunteered to deploy to the Middle East to spare fellow citizen-soldiers from Mississippi who are still recovering from hurricane damage. ...
Generating buzz: Southeast aims for widespread appeal in next theater and dance season (11/19/05)
As the 2005-2006 Theatre and Dance season rolls on for Southeast Missouri State University, the Department of Theatre and Dance has already announced its offerings for next season. The upcoming season stands in contrast to some of this season's offerings, with productions that the university hopes will offer more widespread appeal...
Grandma, 2 toddlers rescued from fire (11/19/05)
A loud pounding on the front door woke Ann Dewrock on Friday. Her granddaughters, 2 and 3, began to stir from their afternoon nap. Annoyed, Dewrock thought the knocker was the UPS man, she said. She prepared to set the man straight as she opened the door. Instead of a brown-clad delivery man, she found a man in a maroon jacket named Pat Nissen...
Scott City paddling within guidelines, school board says (11/19/05)
A Scott City school administrator's paddling of a student on Nov. 11 followed school policy, Scott City school board members determined in a closed meeting Wednesday. The school corporal punishment policy was followed and the school board concluded the allegation of child abuse was unsubstantiated, according to the summary of the meeting provided by superintendent Diann Bradshaw on Friday...
Area woman injured when car overturns (11/19/05)
A Marble Hill, Mo., woman was injured on Friday when her vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned in a ditch, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Leslie N. Burns, 27, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center. The accident occurred at 8:15 a.m. on Highway 91, five miles north of Advance, Mo...
Hotel tax revenue up 15 percent (11/19/05)
Revenue from Cape Girardeau's hotel tax has soared in recent months, and city officials are pointing to several reasons: the new Holiday Inn Express has opened, room rates have risen sharply and thousands more visitors have filtered through town thanks to events like the recent HOG Rally...
Religion briefs 11/19/05 (11/19/05)
Today; Sunday; Sundays at Three offers variety of music
Finding faith (11/19/05)
Ever wonder how Wiccans or Unitarians feel about abortion? How about the difference between Buddhism and Hinduism? And what exactly is Huna? All of those questions will find answers Monday night at Southeast Missouri State University's first World Religion Night...
John Danforth portrays stem cell research as 'pro-life' cause (11/19/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Republican Sen. John Danforth portrays his support for stem cell research as a "pro-life" cause in a television ad that began airing Friday encouraging people to back a Missouri ballot initiative. The ad by the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures urges voters to sign initiative petitions needed to qualify a proposed constitutional amendment for the November 2006 ballot...
Kansas City bookstore owner protests change in photo (11/19/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A recent change in the photo of a well-known children's book illustrator to remove a cigarette from his hand has drawn criticism from a Kansas City bookstore. Pete Cowdin, owner of Reading Reptile, said he noticed the change about six weeks ago while selling a copy of "Goodnight Moon," a popular classic written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd that was first published in 1947...
Second Iowa fugitive captured at Bootheel truck stop (11/19/05)
The second of two inmates who used a homemade grappling hook to escape from an Iowa prison was captured Friday at a Bootheel truck stop. Steele, Mo., police, acting on a tip from the public, caught Robert J. Legendre, 27, as he stood beside a pickup truck stolen in Marston, Mo., said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Larry Plunkett...
Poshard named president of SIU (11/19/05)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Glenn Poshard, a former congressman and one-time Democratic candidate for governor, has been selected as the new president of the 35,000-student Southern Illinois University system, SIU's board of trustees announced Friday. After the public announcement at the university's flagship Carbondale campus, Poshard said he couldn't think of a better job opportunity...
Civil jury says actor Robert Blake was behind his wife's slaying (11/19/05)
BURBANK, Calif. -- Eight months after Robert Blake was acquitted at a criminal trial of murdering his wife, a civil jury decided Friday the tough-guy actor was behind the slaying, and ordered him to pay Bonny Lee Bakley's children $30 million. The jury deliberated eight days before ruling in a 10-2 vote that the former "Baretta" star "intentionally caused the death" of Bakley, who was gunned down in 2001 in the actor's car outside a restaurant where the couple had just dined...
Congress boosts its pay but puts off action on spending, tax bills (11/19/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to cut taxes and curb spending on social programs in favor of a two-week vacation. On another major issue, a renewal of the Patriot Act remained in limbo as an unlikely coalition of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans sought curbs on the powers given law enforcement in the troubled first days after the 2001 terrorist attacks...
Republicans seek vote on withdrawal proposal (11/19/05)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans, sensing an opportunity for political advantage, maneuvered for a quick vote and swift rejection Friday of a Democratic lawmaker's call for an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq. ...
Scores killed in suicide attacks in eastern Iraq (11/19/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Suicide bombers killed 74 worshippers at two Shiite mosques near the Iranian border Friday, while a pair of car bombs targeting a Baghdad hotel housing Western journalists killed eight Iraqis. ...
Criticism of Bush stalks him overseas (11/19/05)
BUSAN, South Korea -- For President Bush, there's no respite from Iraq. Even traveling in Asia, he's had to deal with an Iraq rebuff from a friend, South Korea, and with turmoil over his policies back home. Criticism of the war in Congress and calls for a pullout of American troops have drawn a no-holds-barred verbal counterattack from the traveling White House...
New Salem sweeps Peoples Christian in season openers (11/19/05)
Josiah Davault recorded a triple-double in the season opener for New Salem Baptist on Friday in a 61-32 victory over Peoples Christian Academy on the road. Davault finished with 14 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. Jeremy Rockhill added 17 points and 16 rebounds for New Salem. Brett Jones had 16 and Trent Jones added 12...
Redhawks book opening victory in final seconds (11/19/05)
Southeast Missouri State appeared to be sleepwalking through much of Friday night's season opener. Fortunately for the Redhawks, they woke up just in time to avoid what would have been an embarrassing start to the campaign. Division II Truman State -- coming off an 8-19 season -- led Southeast much of the game, and the Bulldogs were still tied in the final seconds...
School begins search for a successor (11/19/05)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Don Kaverman already has assembled a search committee in the hopes the university can hire a new head football coach by the middle of December. Kaverman said he expects a national search for Tim Billings' replacement to yield impressive candidates -- and he said he still firmly believes having a consistently successful football program at Southeast is attainable...
NO. 13 Texas Tech powers to 85-56 win over Redhawks (11/19/05)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Natalie Purcell hit a three-pointer to start the game and the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball held a 6-2 lead early in their showdown with No. 13 Texas Tech. But that was about the only time the Redhawks had the advantage all night...
Redhawks win opener of OVC tournament (11/19/05)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team sent the host squad tumbling from the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a five-game victory on Friday. The fifth-seeded Redhawks defeated fourth-seeded Eastern Illinois 30-27, 25-30, 30-21, 24-30, 15-8 in a first-round match of the six-team event...
Redhawks baseball adds 3 players for '07 season (11/19/05)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan has announced the early signing of three more players -- including two from junior college -- for the 2007 season. James Leigh is a left-handed pitcher at Texarkana College who last year helped lead his team to the Junior College World Series. He has twice been drafted by the major leagues, in the 39th round by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 and the 37th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2005...
Murray St. will not renew contract for Pannunzio (11/19/05)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University officials announced Friday they would not renew the contract of football coach Joe Pannunzio. Allen Ward, who das been the athletic director for the university since March, said he would not recommend an extension for Pannunzio, who completed his sixth season Thursday night...
Redhawks to close book on Billings era at Tennessee Tech (11/19/05)
Two football teams who have had disappointing seasons will try to finish up on a positive note today. And one will look to send its departing coach out with a victory. Southeast Missouri State will play its final game under Tim Billings today when the Redhawks (2-8, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference) face Tennessee Tech (3-7, 2-5) in a 1 p.m. kickoff in Cookeville, Tenn...
Snyder to coach final game against Missouri (11/19/05)
DALLAS -- Farewell, Bill Snyder. Snyder, who took Kansas State from the depths of college football to 11 straight bowl games before last season, coaches his final game for the Wildcats (4-6, 1-6 Big 12) today against Missouri at the stadium that will be renamed Bill Snyder Family Stadium...
Southeast's head coach resigns after six seasons (11/19/05)
Tim Billings took over as Southeast Missouri State's football coach in December of 1999 intent on turning a struggling Division I-AA program into a national power. A little less than six years later, Billings will no longer have that opportunity. A university press release announced Billings' resignation on Friday, with sources close to the situation saying he did not have the option of continuing as the Redhawks' coach past this year...
Timmerman's 184-game streak could end Sunday (11/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The most revealing statistic for an offensive lineman is consecutive games played, so Adam Timmerman will not take lightly the probable end of his lengthy streak. The St. Louis Rams' guard has been held out of practice all week due to a season-long buildup of injuries and will not start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Counting playoff games, he has made 89 consecutive starts dating to 2000 and played in 184 consecutive games dating to 1996...
Sorenstam uses pair of eagles to take ADT lead (11/19/05)
Annika Sorenstam is in charge again, and there was no disputing that. One day after a chilly confrontation with Paula Creamer over a drop, Sorenstam put it out of her mind Friday and made two eagles on her way to a 2-under 70, giving her a two-shot lead over Hee-Won Han at the season-ending ADT Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla...
Sports briefs 11/19/05 (11/19/05)
Football; Tennis
Giving thanks to my creator (11/19/05)
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! -- 1 Chronicles 16: 8,9 Thanksgiving? Actually, I don't know of any turkey and dressing dinners in the Bible, but Noah built an altar after his ark voyage, Miriam led the women of Israel in a joyous dance of praise after the Red Sea crossing, and David wrote numerous songs of worship as God protected and delivered him throughout his life...
Clarence Job (11/19/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Clarence "Butch" Job, 72, of Kelso died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Nelta Petzoldt (11/19/05)
Nelta C. Petzoldt, 99, of Jackson passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born July 24, 1906, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Charles and Josephine Dambach Ludwig. She and Rito Petzoldt were married Aug. 12, 1929, at Tilsit. He passed away Oct. 23, 1983...
Dorothy Sebek (11/19/05)
Dorothy L. Sebek, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leo and Geraldine Whiteacer Brooks. She and Albert A. Sebek were married June 25, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. He died July 3, 2000...
Lawrence Glaus (11/19/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lawrence "Larry" Glaus, 65, of Benton died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Benton is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Brickhaus (11/19/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Patricia K. Brickhaus, 51, of Dexter, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 29, 1954, at Perryville, daughter of Walter Mathew and Mildred Flora Ochs Brickhaus...
Lawrence Hansberger (11/19/05)
Lawrence Eugene "Hans" Hansberger of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Saxony Village at the age of 92. He was born Dec. 26, 1912, in Marshall, Mo., to Joshua and Ida Amanda Arnold Hansberger. As a small child he survived smallpox in Oklahoma City, Okla. He grew up in the railroad towns of White Hall and Roodhouse, Ill...
Fire reports 11/19/05 (11/19/05)
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Out of the past 11/19/05 (11/19/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 19, 1980 Representatives of area Lutheran congregations met at St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson last night to discuss the feasibility of establishing a Lutheran high school, which would serve about 23 congregations, mostly in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties; there are 2,809 Lutheran children (up to 18 years of age) in the Altenburg, Bootheel-Jackson, and Cape Girardeau circuits...
We have seen a wild departure from the tradition of truth and good faith. (11/19/05)
Here is the prepared text of Wednesday's remarks by Vice President Dick Cheney: By Dick Cheney As most of you know, I have spent a lot of years in public service and first came to work in Washington, D.C., back in the late 1960s. I know what it's like to operate in a highly charged political environment, in which the players on all sides of an issue feel passionately and speak forcefully...
The partisanship question: Important questions have been raised, but the focus should be on the mission. (11/19/05)
Here are excerpts from the statement Tuesday of U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman on Iraq amendments to the defense authorization bill. By Joe Lieberman It is no surprise to my colleagues that I strongly supported the war in Iraq. I was privileged to be the Democratic co-sponsor, with the senator from Virginia, of the authorizing resolution which received overwhelming bipartisan support. ...
Honoring Marchi (11/19/05)
Dennis Marchi became the manager of the Schnucks grocery store in Cape Girardeau nearly 21 years ago. Over that time, his upbeat attitude and participation in civic organizations have identified him as an invaluable leader in the community. Last week, Marchi received the Leadership Cape Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumnus Award. Leadership Cape is the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's seven-month leadership training course...
Speak Out 11/19/05 (11/19/05)
Better education; Duty, honor, country; It's just weather; Children in stores; It happened here; Liberal line; Plenty of questions; Realistic scheduling; Deserve to know
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