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Stories from Monday, September 11, 2006

Republicans out-raising Democrats for 2 seats (09/11/06)
Democrats hoping to upset the Republican juggernaut that transformed Southeast Missouri's legislative delegation into a GOP bastion find themselves far behind in fund raising with just eight weeks until election day. In two open seats stretching from southern Cape Girardeau County to the Bootheel, both won for the GOP in 1998 by fewer than 100 votes, the Democratic candidates face a cash advantage for Republicans of 10- and 20-to-1...
Pageant contestants continue fair tradition (09/11/06)
Confidence wins the crown. That was the advice last year's Miss SEMO District Fair pageant winner, Megan Nelson, told contestants on Sunday. And that advice was helpful to Kate Winzenburger, who won this year's title. "I was real excited. I've never won a pageant before," said Winzenburger, who competed in her first pageant about three weeks ago at her hometown of Cobden, Ill...
Did Sept. 11, 2001, change the world? Some say no. (09/11/06)
A recent headline about today's five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may be shocking to many, offensive to some and simply odd for others. "The day nothing much changed," it says. But for William J. Dobson -- the article's author and the managing editor of the national magazine Foreign Policy -- it's none of those things...
Cape, Jackson police update fingerprinting techniques (09/11/06)
The days of police officers ruining their uniforms with ink stains from fingerprinting a suspect may soon be in the past. The Jackson and Cape Girardeau police departments are trading in the late 19th century practice of ink fingerprinting for new digital print scanning technology...
Fairy ring (09/11/06)
Dorles Massey of Cape Girardeau posed with the fairy ring of mushrooms behind her house. The ring first appeared about a month ago and returned three times, coming back after each yard mowing.
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
7:30 p.m. today Action Items Power and Light Committee Street committee...
Results from last week's online poll 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
The U.S. Postal Service recently reopened its Frederick Street facility following extensive repairs to the building. The Southeast Missourian's online poll asked, "Are you happy the U.S. post office has moved back to Frederick Street?" Due to rounding, Percentages may not add up to 100. (357 votes) *Yes: 53% *No: 34% *No opinion: 15% ...
Churches open community center to improve race relations (09/11/06)
Leola Twiggs hoped a five-block-long processional along Jefferson Avenue on Sunday afternoon sent a message the community. It's a message that members of her church, New Bethel Missionary Baptist, and members of La Croix United Methodist Church also want to spread...
Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission recognizes city's churches (09/11/06)
Historically or architecturally significant properties that have been maintained or restored and are at least 50 years old can be designated original treasures by the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission. Churches that exemplify the beauty and stability of the neighborhood, with equal representation regarding denominations, were recognized by the commission for this quarter. ...
Community briefs 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
Cape AARP meets today at Grace UMC The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of AARP 4041 will meet at noon today at Grace United Methodist Church, Broadway and Caruthers Avenue, for a fellowship lunch. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Fried chicken will be provided...
Picnic, music jam celebrates connecting with neighbors (09/11/06)
The members of Neighborhood Connections want to instill pride and a sense of community on the streets where they live. The organization was born two years ago when an area resident voiced her opinion to the Rev. Bob Towner of Christ Episcopal Church that neighbors should work proactively to improve their communities...
Kage Family Community Education helps at youth diabetes camp (09/11/06)
The Kage Family and Community Education group recently volunteered and supported Southeast Missouri Hospital Diabetic Foundation's Camp Day Break, which educates youth on growing up with diabetes. The two-day camp at Main Street Fitness provided informative programs including crafts, exercise and field trips...
Community cuisine 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
Immanuel Lutheran Church supper Sept. 24...
Busch officials: 'Village' needs public money (09/11/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals executives want millions of dollars in public money to help build a development project around the new Busch Stadium. The six-block development -- dubbed Ballpark Village -- is planned to feature office buildings, hotels and restaurants. ...
Prison shooting possible domestic dispute (09/11/06)
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Two employees were shot Sunday at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, Department of Corrections director Larry Crawford said. Few details were available early Sunday evening, but Crawford said it appears the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. He said he was told the incident happened between 3 and 3:30 p.m., involving two newer members of the staff at the women's prison, one of two in the state that house female inmates...
Proposed museum names aren't playing in Peoria (09/11/06)
PEORIA, Ill. -- A proposed regional museum in downtown Peoria needs a name, and officials are letting the public vote on four suggestions. Trouble is, the names won't play in Peoria. A lot of people in the city hate all four. The suggested names -- ExploraSphere Museum, AMAZeum, Port of Exploration Museum and Museum on the Square -- are drawing raspberries and thumbs-downs on a museum Web site. One person wrote: "All the names stink."...
Sept. 11 becoming marketing strategy (09/11/06)
"Since Sept. 11 ... " The phrase has been uttered countless times during the last five years. Since Sept. 11 -- the nation changed, its psyche altered and Americans bore out a new existence in ways subtle and clear. Airport passengers slip off their shoes without a second thought. A war rages; casualties mount. And color-coded threat levels are part of the country's consciousness...
Lessons after college (09/11/06)
WASHINGTON -- Victoria Grossmann graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with a degree in business, a minor in statistics, big plans -- and about $5,000 in credit card debt...
Earthquake in Gulf of Mexico sends shock waves from La. to Fla. (09/11/06)
TAMPA, Fla. -- The largest earthquake to strike the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the last 30 years sent shock waves from Louisiana to southwest Florida Sunday, but did little more than rattle residents. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake, centered about 260 miles southwest of Tampa, was too small to trigger a tsunami or dangerous waves, the U.S. Geological Survey said...
Robbery, gun violence rose last year while overall crime reached 32-year low (09/11/06)
WASHINGTON -- Americans were robbed and victimized by gun violence at greater rates last year than the year before, even though overall violent and property crime reached a 32-year low, the Justice Department said Sunday. Experts said these increases buttress reports from the FBI and many mayors and police chiefs that violent crime is beginning to rise after a long decline. ...
Rice: U.S. safer since Sept. 11 attacks, but not completely safe (09/11/06)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is safer now than it was before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but must not relent in fighting terrorism in Iraq and elsewhere, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday. "I think it's clear that we are safe -- safer -- but not really yet safe," said Rice, who was President Bush's national security adviser when al-Qaida masterminded the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001...
Back at ground zero: Bush joins wreath-laying ceremony at World Trade Center site (09/11/06)
NEW YORK -- On his first visit to ground zero just days after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush climbed onto a burnt-out fire engine and, surrounded in the rubble by weary, stricken rescue workers, vowed vengeance through a bullhorn. Returning Sunday on the eve of the fifth anniversary, Bush chose grim silence, the company of only his entourage and a few reporters, and floating floral wreaths to remember the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and transformed his presidency...
Scott City football switches gears in victory over Portageville (09/11/06)
The Scott City football team, which was pass happy in a Week 1 loss to Malden, switched to a ground game Friday night in a 36-6 victory at Portageville. The Rams had thrown the ball 23 times in their opener, but they attempted just two passes in the first half and only nine for the game Friday...
Cubs set sights beyond B.A. Sports crown (09/11/06)
Members of the Bell City volleyball team better be ready to get back to work. Cubs coach Erin Hoffman, who guided her team to a third-place finish in Class 1 last year, isn't taking it easy on her players after they won their first B.A. Sports Volleyball Classic on Saturday...
Freshman lifts Redhawks with hat trick (09/11/06)
Courtney Alexander would have been happy to simply score her first collegiate goal. But the freshman forward didn't stop there. She came up with a hat trick Sunday afternoon, leading Southeast Missouri State to a 3-0 victory over Troy at Houck Stadium...
Furyk tunes for Ryder Cup by winning Canadian Open (09/11/06)
Jim Furyk patiently worked his way to the top of the crowded leaderboard Sunday in the Canadian Open, closing with a 5-under 65 in cool and windy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Bart Bryant. Set to make his fifth U.S. Ryder Cup appearance in less than two weeks, Furyk finished with a 14-under 266 total on the rain-softened Hamilton Golf and Country Club course in Ancaster, Ontario. He earned $900,000 for his second victory of the year and 12th overall...
Federer wins third straight U.S. Open title, routs Roddick (09/11/06)
NEW YORK -- There might be one athlete in the world who knows exactly how Roger Federer feels as he dominates his peers and gobbles up Grand Slams, so it was fitting that Tiger Woods was sitting in his guest box Sunday for the U.S. Open final. Federer met Woods for the first time beforehand, then apparently set out to impress the golfer, controlling every facet of play in a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Andy Roddick for a third major championship this year and ninth of his career...
NFL: Week 1 results (09/11/06)
Colts 26, Giants 21 A little bit older, a little more experienced, Peyton Manning was also a little bit better than Eli in the Manning Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts also made fewer mistakes than the New York Giants on Sunday night in the first NFL game to feature two brothers starting at quarterback...
Cards suffer 3rd loss in a row (09/11/06)
PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Bob Melvin knew Tony Clark had raked St. Louis pitcher Jorge Sosa over the years. Going into Sunday, Clark was 6-for-7 with four home runs off Sosa. So imagine Melvin's surprise when the Cardinals allowed Sosa to face Clark, a pinch-hitter, with the game tied in the eighth inning...
Tight 'D' makes most of Money (09/11/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Wilkins' nickname is "Money," as in money in the bank. Thanks to the St. Louis Rams' new-look defense, his franchise-record six field goals was just enough of a deposit. Wilkins bailed out a shaky offense, accounting for all the scoring in an 18-10 opening victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. In the process, he became the first Ram to score 1,000 points...
Nick's Family Sports Pub sold (09/11/06)
Guy and Rene Tomasino of Poplar Bluff, Mo., have bought their second historic downtown building. The first was the old Montgomery Ward building at 20 N. Main St. Then, on Tuesday, the Tomasinos bought Nick's Family Sports Pub at 1 N. Main St., which used to house Woolworth's...
Kontek delivers final safe house to Jefferson Parish (09/11/06)
Kontek Industries of New Madrid, Mo., announced last week that it has delivered the final safe house of a 10-unit order from Jefferson Parish, La. Eight of these safe houses are designed to hold essential pumping station personnel and two to house water treatment facility personnel during hurricane winds and high waters...
People on the move 09/11/06 (09/11/06)
Cape native now chief of operations for airline Southwest Airlines recently announced Mike Van de Ven, executive vice president of aircraft operations, has been named the carrier's new chief of operations reporting to Southwest CEO Gary Kelly, effective Sept. ...
2006 Corporate Games kick off Sunday (09/11/06)
The employees at Big River Telephone aren't participating in the 2006 Corporate Games just for the chance to taste the thrill of victory. "It's not all about competition," said Big River employee Michelle Otte, who is also organizing the 22-person company team...
Rita Wood (09/11/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rita D. Wood, 84, of Perryville died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at the Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. She was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Brewer, Mo., daughter of Leo Andrew and Mary Verdella Hager Hagan. She and Chalmer Wood were married Jan. 8, 1938, in Brewer, and he died Dec. 6, 1988...
John Wyatt II (09/11/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- John Edward Wyatt II, 62, of Anna died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born June 14, 1944, in Chicago, son of John Edward and Geneva Harper Wyatt. He and Judy Ann Colboth were married Aug. 5, 1967, at Mount Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna...
Murchie Hoffner (09/11/06)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Murchie D. Hoffner, 101, of Dongola died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at her home in Dongola. She was born Aug. 6, 1905, in Dongola, daughter of Samuel J. and Susie Hargus Dillow. She and E. Glenn Hoffner were married Dec. 24, 1926. He died Nov. 27, 1997...
Alberta Lacey (09/11/06)
Alberta Lacey, 84, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Wanda Hardy (09/11/06)
Wanda Hardy, 83, of Jackson died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Euna Smith (09/11/06)
Euna Blanche Statler Smith was born on April 26, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., the first child of Lawrence Herbert Statler and Blanche Euna Ellis Statler. She departed this life on Sept. 8, 2006, in O'Fallon, Mo. When Euna was a very small child, the Statler family moved back to Missouri, to a farm outside of Jackson, where Euna attended a one-room country school. Three additional children were added to the Statler family, Herbert, Martha and Mary...
David Pullen (09/11/06)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- David Monroe Pullen, 58, of Vanduser died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born April 13, 1948, in Advance, Mo., son of Norris T. and Annie Marie Bryant Pullen. He and Louise Connell were married July 23, 1983...
Cape police reports 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Cape fire reports 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
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Out of the past 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 11, 1981 Declining enrollments, a narrowing tax base and inflation have proved costly to the Delta School District, forcing program cuts, postponement of needed school building maintenance and upgrading of the district's buses; as a result, school officials have decided to seek a 70-cent increase in the school operating levy...
9-11 (09/11/06)
The date under the page number in the upper right-hand corner of this Opinion page -- Sept. 11 -- is one that evokes any number of emotional responses. And with today's fifth anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks, feelings are running even deeper...
The post office (09/11/06)
Just as Cape Girardeau's renovated main post office goes back into service two years after closing for repairs, it's good news that the U.S. Postal Service is interested in locating a satellite office on the city's west side. Selwyn Epperson, new manager of the postal service's Midamerica District, has told Mayor Jay Knudtson and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson the office would be in the vicinity of West Park Mall...
Speak Out 9/11/06 (09/11/06)
Ringing endorsement; Immigration crimes; Keeping the fat; 9-11 holiday; Wearing our best; Soldier's lament; No consequences; Exercise caution; NCLB is a failure; Medical needs; Give your best; Support teachers
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