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Crime stats differ on national, local levels (09/25/06)
Violent crime is on the rise nationwide for the first time in three years, but local numbers show more mixed results. Last week, when the FBI issued its final report on crime for 2005 it showed a 2.3 percent increase nationwide of violent crime. Despite the rise from 2004 to 2005, violent crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery and assault, has decreased nationwide 3.4 percent since 2001. ...
Cape's floodwall setting takes shape (09/25/06)
The area surrounding the intersection of Water and Independence streets is a hub of activity. Painting is underway on the Missouri Wall of Fame mural, which is on track for completion by Oct. 10. Construction also hums along on a $150,000 improvement to the municipal parking lot in front of the mural. And that doesn't even take into account the BNSF freight trains that go rumbling by several times daily...
Cape school district monitors fund raising by groups (09/25/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District increasingly has pushed to get school parent-teacher organizations to let the central office keep track of the money they raise. But some of the groups prefer to keep their own checking accounts and operate independently of the district, their parent leaders say...
Police pursuit ends in crash that kills two, injures two (09/25/06)
Two Cape Girardeau County residents were killed late Saturday evening in an automobile accident near Whitewater. The Chaffee Police Department was in pursuit of the vehicle, which was driven by Garrett K. Williams, 19, of Allenville. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Route U, five miles west of Whitewater, when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree at about 11:40 p.m...
Results from last week's online poll 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
The Southeast Missourian's online poll asked, "Would an ID requirement affect whether you vote in upcoming elections?" Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100. (399 votes) Yes: 19.8% (79 votes) No: 80.2% (320 votes) Comments:...
Capaha Municipal Pool opened up to dog-lovers (09/25/06)
It took some coaxing but Sadie finally jumped off the diving board at Capaha Municipal Pool on Sunday. Tim Imrie of Cape Girardeau was impressed with his 5-year-old. "It was her first time ever jumping off a diving board," he said. "But she loves the water -- all chocolate labs love the water."...
Local United Way volunteers receive national recognition by Points of Light Foundation (09/25/06)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri was recently notified that two winners of their annual Volunteer Recognition Awards, held this April, were also recognized nationally by the Points of Light Foundation as outstanding volunteers. Sarah Goeke, awarded the United Way's Youth Volunteer of the Year was identified as the National Volunteer of the Day for Sept. ...
Community briefs 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
Genealogical society to meet Tuesday in Jackson The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. The program, presented by Scott House, is "Fort D and Its Role in the History of Cape Girardeau." The society meets bimonthly on the fourth Tuesday. Nonmembers are welcome at all meetings. For more information, call Bill Eddleman at 335-1507...
Pageant seminar planned at Jackson chamber (09/25/06)
A seminar about participation in the Miss Jackson Pageant and the Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. The pageants are a project of the Jackson Chapter of American Business Women's Association and offer opportunities for Missouri residents or students ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 24 to compete in preliminary pageants to the Miss Missouri/Miss America Pageant...
Military news 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
Two area men graduate from combat training...
Talent, McCaskill question each other's 'facts' (09/25/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Whether debating the nation's energy policy or war against terror, Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates are spouting facts and figures galore while each accusing the other of stretching the truth. What's fact, what's fiction and what's fuzzy? That's sometimes hard to determine...
Service honors La.'s Hurricane Rita recovery (09/25/06)
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Hundreds gathered Sunday for a church service to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Rita, a year that Gov. Kathleen Blanco called "the longest year of our lives." "Where there was devastation, there is reconstruction. There is rebirthing," pastor Jerry Snider of Lake Charles' Christian World Church said in a prayer...
Frozen finds: Missouri Ice Age cave slowly revealing treasures (09/25/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The bear that left a 3-foot long claw mark in an Ice Age clay bank was the largest bear species ever to walk the earth, about 6 feet tall at the shoulder and capable of moving its 1,800 pounds up to 45 miles per hour in a snarling dash for prey...
Authorities say lightning probably caused fatal fire in Southern Illinois (09/25/06)
SPILLERTOWN, Ill. -- Lightning from thunderstorms that swept through Southern Illinois may have caused a house fire that killed two women, authorities said. Roberta Russell, 89, and Lucille Stroud, 73, died from injuries sustained in a fire early Saturday at their home in the village of Spillertown, said Williamson County Coroner Mike Burke...
Episcopal priests ask diocese to support stem-cell amendment (09/25/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri will consider a resolution supporting a state ballot initiative to protect embryonic stem-cell research. Three Kansas City priests -- the Rev. Stan Runnels of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Fred Mann, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; and the Rev. Terry White, dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral -- have asked the diocese to approve the measure...
Ozarks woman has knack for candles (09/25/06)
Jefferson City News-Tribune LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Fifty-two years ago, candlemaker Dora Stewart figured out what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. At the age of 10 and suffering from serious vision problems, Stewart had an experience with a schoolteacher that made a lasting impression...
Community prays for slain woman's children (09/25/06)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and her fetus told police she drowned the woman's three children before stuffing them into a washer and dryer where they were found, an investigator said Sunday. Preliminary findings of autopsies done Sunday on the dead children, who were discovered Saturday night inside their family's apartment in the John DeShields public housing complex, appear to show the children were drowned, Ace Hart, a deputy St. ...
Man displays zeal for 1968 by collecting pennies (09/25/06)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The year was 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Chicago police beat up on protesters outside the Democratic National Convention even though "the whole world is watching." The war in Vietnam raged on, and President Lyndon Johnson decided he'd had enough and chose not to run for re-election...
Afghan president says bin Laden not in his country, calls for more aid (09/25/06)
WASHINGTON -- Afghan's president asserted Sunday that Osama bin Laden has not been in his country since being chased out after the Sept. 11 attacks five years ago. But Hamid Karzai acknowledged that the al-Qaida leader's exact location is unknown...
Government plans to provide hazard warning radios to every public school (09/25/06)
WASHINGTON -- When the squeal from an automated warning radio brought news a severe storm was approaching, school principal William Tomic acted quickly. He alerted teachers to bring children indoors and to a secure interior hallway for shelter. Minutes later, 70 mph winds ripped the roof off the kindergarten wing of the Charles F. Johnson Elementary School in Endicott, N.Y. No one was hurt, thanks to the warning and the timely response to it...
Former President Clinton defends his administration's efforts to kill bin Laden (09/25/06)
NEW YORK -- In a combative interview on "Fox News Sunday," former President Clinton defended his handling of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden, saying he tried to have bin Laden killed and was attacked for his efforts by the same people who now criticize him for not doing enough...
Helicopters to rejoin battle against wildfire (09/25/06)
OJAI, Calif. -- Firefighters gained ground Sunday against a wildfire that has burned more than 200 square miles in the Los Padres National Forest, aided by calmer winds and aircraft dropping water and fire-smothering chemicals. "The fire is still on the radar, but it's not what it was," said battalion Chief Kelly Zombro of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection...
Dems use spy report to attack GOP's Iraq strategy (09/25/06)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Sunday seized on an intelligence assessment that said the Iraq war has increased the terrorist threat, saying it was further evidence that Americans should choose new leadership in the November elections. The Democrats hoped the report would undermine the GOP's image as the party more capable of handing terrorism as the campaign enters its final six-week stretch...
Iraq's feuding groups to work on federalism legislation plan (09/25/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's feuding ethnic and sectarian groups agreed Sunday to consider amending the constitution and begin debating legislation to create a federated nation, while the Shiite prime minister appealed for an end to violence during Ramadan...
Lebanese Christian leads rally, dismisses Hezbollah 'victory' (09/25/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- An anti-Syrian Christian leader dismissed Hezbollah's claims of victory in its war with Israel as tens of thousands of his supporters rallied Sunday in a show of strength that highlighted Lebanon's sharp divisions. The rally north of Beirut came just two days after a massive gathering by the rival Shiite Muslim Hezbollah that attracted hundreds of thousands. ...
Iraqi soldiers hinder efforts to combat militias (09/25/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The plan was simple: Iraqi troops would block escape routes while U.S. soldiers searched for weapons house-by-house. But the Iraqi troops didn't show up on time. When they finally did appear, the Iraqis ignored U.S. orders and let dozens of cars pass through checkpoints in eastern Baghdad -- including an ambulance full of armed militiamen, American soldiers said in recent interviews...
Indians drop resumed game against Maplewood (09/25/06)
St. Vincent football coach Keith Winkler was not about to make any excuses after his team had to travel back to Maplewood Sunday afternoon for the resumption of Friday night's game which was postponed after less than two minutes of action because of a storm...
Redhawks claim OVC opener 1-0 (09/25/06)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team opened Ohio Valley Conference play two days later than originally planned. But the wait was worth it for the Redhawks, who held off Tennessee-Martin 1-0 Sunday afternoon in front of about 125 fans at Houck Stadium...
Unbeaten MU breaks into Top 25 (09/25/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- There appears to be little danger of Missouri getting carried away with a rare 4-0 start and its first ranking in two years. Minutes after the Tigers' 31-6 victory over Ohio on Saturday, coach Gary Pinkel was dissecting the problems his team overcame that would be a lot more troublesome when the Big 12 schedule starts next week...
NFL: Week 3 (09/25/06)
Bengals 28, Steelers 20 Alternating between brilliant and awful, the Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to T.J. Houshmandzadeh less than a minute apart midway through the fourth quarter following Pittsburgh turnovers and the unbeaten Bengals rallied Sunday to defeat the Super Bowl champions...
Astros complete sweep of Redbirds (09/25/06)
HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens struck out six in his final home start of the season and Aubrey Huff hit a three-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep. Clemens got a no-decision in his 689th career start. He left before the Cardinals batted in the sixth inning, with the Astros leading 3-1. The Houston infield gathered around the Rocket before manager Phil Garner replaced him with left-hander Wandy Rodriguez...
Europe celebrates succesful defense of title (09/25/06)
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- Even after the skies cleared over Ireland, it kept right on pouring. First came the tears of Darren Clarke, the inspiration of this Ryder Cup, and then a shower of champagne as the Europeans celebrated another romp. Ian Woosnam popped the cork off the first bottle, dousing his team on the 18th green. Clarke toasted the delirious Irish crowd by guzzling a pint of Guinness from a balcony and raising the empty glass like a trophy...
Webb captures fourth title of year at Longs Challenge (09/25/06)
Karrie Webb held off Annika Sorenstam by a stroke in the Longs Drugs Challenge for her LPGA Tour-high fourth victory of the year. Ahead by five strokes after a third-round 66, Webb parred the final five holes in the final round for a 2-under 70 and one-stroke victory over Sorenstam, the Swedish star who made things interesting with a 65...
Burton ends drought, takes lead in Chase (09/25/06)
The Associate Press DOVER, Del. -- Jeff Burton nipped at leader Matt Kenseth's bumper in the waning laps, ducked beneath him, pulled side-by-side and still kept falling behind. It wasn't until six laps were left that Burton finally scooted by with the critical pass. Not that he even needed it: Kenseth ran out of gas, anyway...
QBs' late fumble swap favors Rams (09/25/06)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Marc Bulger and Kurt Warner took turns trying to fumble the game away Sunday. Warner succeeded. The Arizona quarterback, who threw three interceptions, fumbled a snap at the Rams 18 with 1:46 to play and Will Witherspoon recovered to allow St. Louis to hold on and beat the Cardinals 16-14...
Partnership to take BWW to next level (09/25/06)
Bill Zellmer has big plans for the Buffalo Wild Wings franchise, and they are integrally tied to Lonnie Griggs, his brother-in-law who just became his business partner and director of operations. A week ago, Zellmer and Griggs formed a BWW partnership they expect will culminate in the creation of as many as 15 new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants throughout Central and Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. Maybe a few other states, too...
Part of the process: Developer hopes new Victorian Estates project reigns second time around (09/25/06)
When a low-income senior housing project planned for Cape Girardeau went before the Missouri Housing Development Commission late last year, commissioners soundly rejected the proposal. The deal-breaker? A petition with 162 signatures from nearby residents who worried the 47 rental homes on Clark Avenue would reduce property values, increase traffic and even drive up crime in their peaceful neighborhood...
High-tech shopping carts face tough hurdle to boost bottom line (09/25/06)
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- It took a grocer's offer of a cookie to finally tear 4-year-old Trey Malcom away from the small TV screen in his shopping cart. Even then, his eyes shot back to the monitor the moment he accepted the sprinkled treat from the Publix grocery store clerk. "He's in his own world," said his mother, Amy Malcom, who was for once at peace as she filled her cart with veggies and snacks...
People on the move (09/25/06)
Rust elected secretary of press association Jon Rust, publisher of the Southeast Missourian, was elected secretary of the Missouri Press Association during the business meeting at the 140th annual MPA Convention and Trade Show in Sept. 15. Rust's term of office begins Jan. 1...
Marilyn Cruce (09/25/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Marilyn Cruce, 61, of Tamms died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Carl Street (09/25/06)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Carl Glendon Street, 79, of Bloomfield died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at his home in Bloomfield. He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Bloomfield, the son of Lloyd Ancil and Alma Ella Chasteen Street. Street was retired from Monsanto Chemical in St. Louis and had been a resident of Bloomfield the past several years...
Cindy Olson (09/25/06)
Cindy Graves Olson, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at her home. She was born July 4, 1955, in Tuscadero, Calif., the daughter of David and Joan Winfield Graves. She and Dr. Gary Olson were married Feb. 17, 1979, in Phoenix...
Garrett Williams (09/25/06)
Garrett Kristopher-Troy Williams, 19, of Allenville died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in an automobile accident near Whitewater. He was born March 13, 1987, son of Edward Gene Williams and Diane Louise Detmer Griffin. Williams was a laborer and a member of the Allenville Baptist Church...
Lorene Keller (09/25/06)
Lorene A. Keller, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Cape Girardeau County, the daughter of Roy and Alma Krueger Kinder. She and Delmer H. Keller were married Aug. 4, 1943, in Gordonville. He preceded her in death March 6, 1972...
Lucas Georger (09/25/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lucas William Georger of Advance was born Dec. 16, 1917, at Kelso, Mo., the son of Charles and Louise Schoen Georger, and passed away Sept. 22, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Lucas farmed in the Advance area for more than 40 years. ...
Cape police reports 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
The following items were reported by the Cape Girardeau Police Department....
Cape/Jackson fire reports 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
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Out of the past 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 25, 1981 Five barges broke loose from a large, northbound loaded towboat on the Mississippi River near Cape Rock Wednesday, tying up river traffic for two hours before they were corralled; no damage resulted when the barges broke away from the port side of the motor vessel America when it ran aground in shallow water on the Illinois side of the river...
Student loan deal has a Catch-22 (09/25/06)
By Michael Dannenberg Missouri's pending plan to sell its student loan not-for-profit's assets in order to pay for $350 million in college construction is doomed to fail. What seems like a great arrangement for everyone has two major problems: First, the deal depends on an illegal bribe. Second, it's actually not that great for either students or taxpayers. But there are ways to turn it into a good deal, if Washington and Jefferson City work together...
Livestock IDs (09/25/06)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has devised a plan whose goal is to monitor the nation's livestock production system so that livestock and premises that have had contact with a disease could be identified within 48 hours. The plan would place radio-frequency tags on certain individual animals and also would track the movement of groups of animals...
Speak Out 9/25/06 (09/25/06)
Too much beer; A great honor; MTV forgets; Reality about Iraq; More kook fringe; Contraband candy; Military age
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