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Stories from Monday, November 28, 2005

Cape council, mayor split on changes to charter (11/28/05)
Cape Girardeau City Council members first talked of changing the city charter seven months ago. But Mayor Jay Knudtson now questions if voters would approve the proposed changes and even whether they should be submitted to voters next April. The mayor's doubts aren't shared by the rest of the council...
School districts ready response to safety threats (11/28/05)
In the era of school shootings and terrorist attacks, school administrators have to quickly evaluate any threat made by a student. Recently at Jefferson Elementary School a student was suspended for five days for bringing a plastic gun to the school in his backpack...
Community spirit moves residents to decorate Brazeau (11/28/05)
On Sunday afternoon, a small group of woman pulled Christmas ornaments out of boxes, admiring several of the ones they'd forgotten about from previous years. Katherine Lane removed the regular decorations from the front window of Carrie's Tea Room, replacing them with Santa Claus figurines...
Brightening Broadway (11/28/05)
Hundreds of people got in the Christmas spirit as they gathered along the streets in downtown Cape Girardeau Sunday night for the annual Christmas Parade of Lights. While the brightly lit floats filled with manger scenes and Santa Claus went by, Jane Poole, of Cape Girardeau, commented on the unusual warm weather...
World briefs 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
Old bomb found in Tokyo, thousands evacuated; Congressmen injured in Iraq vehicle accident; Riders trapped in gondola at Canadian ski resort
More added to list of Cape treasures (11/28/05)
Every three months, the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission selects buildings that illustrate important elements of the city's culture and history. Selections for the fall and winter of 2005 are: 213 S. Middle St. (Lutz house), built c. 1900; owner is Olivette Kassel...
Events calendar for Parents Without Partners (11/28/05)
n From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, a general meeting and orientation will be held at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. Call 335-0797 or 243-2298 for more information. n From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, the group will watch the Jackson Christmas parade, meeting in front of Pizza Hut on Main Street...
Military digest 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
Two in Navy promoted at end of basic training Navy Seaman Adam M. Sippel, son of Cheryl A. Layton of Perryville, Mo., and Navy Fireman Apprentice Justin T. Balsman, son of Barbara A. and Terry R. Balsman of Perryville, were recently promoted upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Sippel and Balsman received the early promotion for outstanding performance during training. Both are 2005 graduates of St. Vincent High School in Perryville...
Community cuisine 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
Breakfast at Apple Creek sponsored by men's club...
Southeast Hospice volunteers honored (11/28/05)
Volunteers with Southeast Hospice, a service of Southeast Missouri Hospital, were recently honored for their service at the annual Southeast Hospice Awards Banquet held by the hospital. The Gabriel Award, received by Carolyn Pickens, a volunteer since 2004, and Phyllis Lee, a volunteer since 1997, is the highest honor for hospice volunteers. It is given for representing the Southeast Hospice philosophy to patients, their families and the community...
Proposals for state amendments could spur growth of third parties (11/28/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some candidates already are campaigning and fund raising for the 2006 elections, some even for the 2008 elections. So consider this hypothetical ballot for governor three years from now: Matt Blunt, Republican Party Jay Nixon, Democratic Party...
Sign language students share silent stories (11/28/05)
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- John T. Adams had never taught a sign language class. The challenge, he quickly learned, was that each student had a different and important reason for learning this language for the deaf. He wanted to reach each of them. And he only had 2 1/2 hours every Monday night for eight weeks to do it. ...
Tropical Storm Delta gains strength in Atlantic (11/28/05)
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Delta gained strength in the central Atlantic on Sunday but was expected to weaken before reaching the Canary Islands, forecasters said. Delta, the 25th named storm of the record 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, had top sustained wind near 65 mph, up from 40 mph earlier in the day. ...
A second Time magazine reporter asked to testify in CIA leak case (11/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- A second Time magazine reporter has agreed to cooperate in the CIA leak case and will testify about her discussions with Karl Rove's attorney, a sign that prosecutors are still exploring charges against the White House aide. Viveca Novak, a reporter in Time's Washington bureau, is cooperating with Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who is investigating the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity in 2003, the magazine reported in its Dec. 5 issue...
Bush urged to use Roosevelt-style public presentation on Iraq war (11/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sunday suggested that President Bush use an FDR-style presentation to update people on progress in the war in Iraq. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., recalled that during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt often went on the radio in "fireside chats" to explain to the nation in detail the conduct of the war in Europe and Asia...
Blizzards, accidents slow holiday travel for those returning (11/28/05)
DENVER -- The trip home after Thanksgiving was slow going for many travelers Sunday as blizzard conditions wreaked havoc from Colorado to the Midwest. The major airports reported few delays outside the central part of the country, where a storm system brought blowing snow and thunderstorms...
Some New Orleans college students relocated by Hurricane Katrina don't want to return (11/28/05)
Stephanie Swisher is settling in nicely as a freshman at the University of Virginia, enjoying classes, Naval ROTC, club volleyball and football Saturdays. Things are going so well, in fact, that she would rather not return to Tulane University in New Orleans -- the school she had expected to attend until Hurricane Katrina struck...
Greyhound bus overturns on California freeway (11/28/05)
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- A Greyhound bus ran off a freeway, overturned and slid at least 100 yards on its side before hitting a tree Sunday, killing a pregnant woman and a man who were aboard, authorities said. ...
Crash kills two, injures five headed for Grand Canyon (11/28/05)
PHOENIX -- A van carrying a magazine sales crew on a trip to the Grand Canyon overturned on a busy interstate north of Phoenix Sunday, killing two people and critically injuring five others, authorities said. ...
Woman left in makeshift grave on N.O. sidewalk laid to rest (11/28/05)
SANTA ROSA, Texas -- Nearly three months after her makeshift grave on a New Orleans sidewalk became a symbol of the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Vera Smith's cremated remains were laid to rest Saturday in the family plot in South Texas...
Earthquake in southern Iran flattens villages, kills 10 people (11/28/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 5.9 shook a sparsely populated area of southern Iran on Sunday, flattening seven villages, killing 10 people and injuring 70, officials and state-run television said. The temblor was felt as far away as Oman and the United Arab Emirates...
Ex-prime minister: Iraqi rights abuses now as bad as under Saddam (11/28/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's former interim prime minister complained Sunday that human rights abuses by some in the new government are as bad now as they were under Saddam Hussein. Ayad Allawi, a secular Shiite Muslim, said that fellow Shiites are responsible for death squads and secret torture centers and said brutality by elements of Iraqi security forces rivals that of Saddam's secret police...
Chinese city restores running water after shutdown caused by toxic spill (11/28/05)
HARBIN, China -- Running water returned to this northeast city of 3.8 million people Sunday, ending a five-day shutdown blamed on a chemical spill that embarrassed the government and highlighted China's mounting environmental problems. However, officials warned that what was coming out the tap in frigid Harbin still was too dirty to drink...
Iran president's radicalism sparks anger (11/28/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Critics say the 1980s-style radicalism of ultraconservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is hurting Iran at home and abroad -- to the point that even his natural allies in parliament have rejected his three choices to run the all-important oil ministry...
Plot to kill Saddam judge foiled (11/28/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The courtroom will be the same but uncertainty surrounds nearly everything else as the trial of Saddam Hussein resumes today after a five-week recess. Will the court grant a defense request for a three-month postponement? Will witnesses testify behind screens to shield their identities? Will Saddam's foreign lawyers, including former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, be allowed to attend the trial?...
'Huskers defuse upset bid (11/28/05)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks knew they would have to do a lot of things well in order to have a shot at pulling off an upset Sunday afternoon. That never materialized, however, as the University of Nebraska eased to a 69-54 victory...
Busy weekend prepares 'Hawks for OVC (11/28/05)
With the Ohio Valley Conference season less than two weeks away for Southeast Missouri State's women's basketball team, playing on short rest will soon become the norm for the Redhawks. So while the Redhawks would have liked to come out of the Healthpoint Plaza Thanksgiving Classic played on Friday and Saturday with a pair of wins, the test it gave Southeast should come in handy once OVC play hits...
The Wright stuff: Former Commerce teen pursues NASCAR dream (11/28/05)
Josh Wright walked out of his house in Commerce, Mo., at the age of 6 and saw the seven go-karts that his grandfather had just brought back from Florida. That's all it took for his racing career to take off in a hurry. Now 17, Wright is living in the heart of NASCAR country, trying to establish himself as a national power in the racing world where he hopes to one day make it big as a professional...
NFL roundup: Week 12 (11/28/05)
Sunday's results Seahawks 24, Giants 21 The Seattle Seahawks survived a huge challenge Sunday -- barely. Giants kicker Jay Feely missed three field goals, including two in overtime, and Seattle's Josh Brown hit a 36-yarder as the conference-leading Seahawks outlasted New York 24-21...
Funk wins big at Skins Game (11/28/05)
Fred Funk went from wearing a pink skirt on the third hole to walking away with nearly all the money in the Skins Game. Funk won the final $550,000 and six skins, for a total of $925,000 and 15 skins in his first try in La Quinta, Calif. The 49-year-old Funk became the oldest Skins Game winner, and took all $700,000 available on Sunday. Tiger Woods won the other $75,000, on the third hole Saturday. Annika Sorenstam was shut out for the second straight year, and Fred Couples also was blanked...
Cyclones' title drought stretches to 114 years (11/28/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas is going bowling. So is Iowa State, only without a quick side trip to the Big 12 championship game. The same fate has befallen the Cyclones two years in a row. All they needed last year to reach their first conference championship match was to beat Missouri in the regular-season finale. But they lost in overtime...
The tall side of fashion (11/28/05)
With the new NBA dress code mandating business-casual attire, some players are trading sweat suits for tailored suits. But where does a really tall guy shop for clothes? The average height in the league is 6-7, making it difficult for players to find suits off the rack. But the good news for the big guys is that there is no shortage of fashion designers who do custom and made-to-measure clothing and that are more than willing to help out...
Singing the Blues (11/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- When St. Louis Blues owner Bill Laurie decided to sell the team, he slashed payroll and shipped out star defenseman Chris Pronger rather than signing him to a long-term deal, believing that would make the team more attractive to potential buyers...
Rams stun Texans with OT win (11/28/05)
HOUSTON -- Playing in an NFL game was new to St. Louis Rams rookie quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Coming back from a 21-point deficit wasn't. The Rams' third-stringer took over for injured backup Jamie Martin on Sunday, then threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis in overtime to cap an impr obable comeback and give the Rams a 33-27 win over the Houston Texans...
Sports briefs 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
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Lenny's Subs still plans to open in Cape (11/28/05)
I wrote last year about a new restaurant that is going to open in Cape Girardeau called Lenny's Sub Shops. Well, it's closer to happening after the company announced its agreement with franchise group River Cities LLC to open 40 restaurants in eastern Missouri, including Cape Girardeau...
People on the move 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
Northwestern rep attends Ariz. symposium David L. Hahs attended the Northwestern Mutual Forum from Nov. 13 to 16 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. For the first time in his career, Hahs, a financial representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, was invited to the forum in recognition of his outstanding year of performance in serving the needs of customers. Hahs is affiliated with the Hahs Group in Cape Girardeau...
Business memo 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
BioKyowa announces ISO certification BioKyowa Inc., a major producer of amino acids used in industrial and food products, has announced that its Cape Girardeau facility has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification by Moody International, one of the world's foremost quality assurance service firms. ...
Rust exec to head newspaper supply-buying co-op (11/28/05)
Wally Lage has been elected president of PAGE, a national not-for-profit organization that for 21 years has made a mission of giving small- to midsize newspapers the same buying power as larger publicly owned companies. At its most recent meeting Lage, who will continue in his role as vice president and chief operating officer of Rust Communications, which owns the Southeast Missourian, was elected president of PAGE -- Publishers Associated to Gain Economy -- for the 2006 calendar year. ...
No paper, no glue (11/28/05)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Wendy Armstrong won't confess how much money she used to spend on scrapbooking supplies, but she does admit nearly kicking her daughter out of her nursery to make more room for the piles of paper and decorative doodads. The baby kept her room, but "believe me, it was a very hard decision," jokes Armstrong, a stay-at-home mom who lives near Portland, Ore. "This was not so much a scrapbooking hobby as a collecting hobby."...
Audio pioneer Bose tackles car suspension (11/28/05)
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- In a cleared-out parking lot at Bose Corp.'s headquarters, a test driver guides a Lexus at 25 mph toward what would appear to be an unfriendly introduction to a two-by-six lying on its side, ankle-high. A childlike grin spreads across 76-year-old Amar Bose's face as the vehicle does something most can't: jump over the board, like a cat bounding over a fallen log...
Cletus Givens (11/28/05)
Cletus N. Givens, 87, of Delta died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Ann Amos (11/28/05)
Ann G. Amos, 67, of Scott City died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Chasity Gathright (11/28/05)
McClure, Ill. -- Chasity Rayne Gathright, two weeks, of McClure, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 2005, daughter of Jessica McNelly and Rocky Gathright. Survivors include her parents; grandparents Gina and Raymond D. Oxford and Rocky Gathright Sr. and Linda Walton; and great-grandparents Charles and Shirley Birk and Mattie Gathright...
Mary Jo Bankoff (11/28/05)
Orlando, Fla. -- Mary Jo Rendleman Bankoff, 84, of Orlando, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, in Orlando. Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home in Carbondale, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Sheets (11/28/05)
Helen Sheets, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Lorene Lorenz (11/28/05)
Frohna, Mo. -- Lorene S. Lorenz, 94, of Frohna died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born July 29, 1911, in Perry County, daughter of William J. and Barbara Boxdorfer Hoehn. She and Rudolph C. Kaempfe were married on May 18, 1933. He died on July 2, 1949. She and Norman A. Lorenz were married on April 25, 1952. He died on Nov. 19, 1998...
Vernis Stout (11/28/05)
Okeechobee, Fla. -- Vernis L. Stout, 88, of Okeechobee, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. He was born Nov. 28, 1916, in Campbell, Mo., son of Grant and Luaney Russom Stout. He and Glenda Heaps were married in 1970 in St. Louis...
Police reports 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
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Fire reports 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
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Out of the past 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 28, 1980 Cape Girardeau's new fire department headquarters is nearing completion at Independence and Sprigg streets; fire chief Charles Mills says, if the remaining work progresses on schedule, the department should be able to move into the new building by Dec. 25...
The meth problem (11/28/05)
The Sikeston (Mo.) Standard Democrat The federal government with much fanfare unveiled a new ad campaign in Missouri that hopes to inform citizens of the dangers of methamphetamine. Someone needs to tell the feds that they're a day late and a dollar short. What we need is not an ad campaign, but rather some solution to the growing epidemic of meth use...
The metric system (11/28/05)
The Joplin (Mo.) Globe Metrication. It means transition to the metric system of measurements. And so far, the United States has resisted joining just about everyone else in the world in requiring the use of the metric system in all segments of manufacturing and, for that matter, society...
Saving Fort D (11/28/05)
One of the most under-recognized historical sites in Cape Girardeau is getting some much-needed attention. If volunteer history buffs are successful, Fort D will become a Civil War interpretive center in time for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War...
Speak Out 11/28/05 (11/28/05)
Focus on the brightest; Popular music; Other attacks; Messy party
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