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New book discusses Ste. Genevieve's multicultural history (10/01/06)
For almost 10 years, professor Bonnie Stepenoff of Southeast Missouri State University has led students to historic Ste. Genevieve for field research. They've done notable excavation on the Dellasus-Kern house and examined records of the town's free black population before the Civil War...
Democrats target GOP at Cape picnic (10/01/06)
Republican leaders in Washington, D.C., and Jefferson City came under fire Saturday for the ballooning federal debt, unclear war aims and indifference to the plight of working people, the poor and disabled during a Democratic Party picnic in County Park...
Ex-CIA analyst- Iraq war a 'crime' (10/01/06)
The Iraq war is a "supreme international crime" and America will either leave voluntarily soon or be driven out by escalating violence in a debacle that will rival Vietnam, a former top analyst with the CIA said Saturday. In a speech lasting more than 90 minutes, Ray McGovern, who retired after 27 years with the spy agency, suggested that impeachment of President George Bush should be considered and that the latest legislation on fighting terrorism is shredding constitutional rights...
Airline passengers have bizarre dispute (10/01/06)
MIAMI -- Federal agents questioned two airline passengers Wednesday after a dispute that began when a man sprayed the person sitting next to him with perfume, authorities said. The two men, who were not arrested, were aboard an American Airlines flight from Lima, Peru, to Miami when the confrontation took place, Miami FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said. ...
Local coroners now able to work together more easily in case of catastrophe (10/01/06)
A new bill will allow local coroners to work together more easily to sort through the wreckage when tornadoes and earthquakes destroy towns and swallow up neighborhoods. Up until a month ago, Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton would have been understaffed to handle a catastrophe that would include multiple casualties...
Nation briefs 10/1/06 (10/01/06)
Famous New Orleans restaurant reopens; Hurricane Isaac forms in central Atlantic
World briefs 10/1/06 (10/01/06)
U.S., EU don't agree on passenger data transfer; China has new outbreak of bird flu in poultry
Jackson holds first Cuboree at city park (10/01/06)
Jackson City Park was alive with Scouting activities when the first Cuboree was held throughout the park Saturday. Shawnee District executive Bill Crowell said the objective of the event, held after the fall membership drive held at schools, was to give new recruits and potential recruits to Scouting a "really good first event." More that 100 Scouts registered. With parents, sisters and brothers added in, the event drew about 300...
A bond between races (10/01/06)
Race isn't a barrier in the Bright household; it's a bond that brings the family together every February to celebrate Black History Month. It's a bond that creates an opportunity for the Brights to learn about positive black role models like Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's also a bond that makes it difficult for Kelly and Scott Bright, a white couple, to teach their three adopted biracial children -- Lily, Sophie and Reece -- about discrimination and prejudice...
A buck for your thoughts (10/01/06)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Some dollar bills offer profanity, crude sketches and inside jokes. Others offer the heartfelt, celebrate a marriage or honor a fallen soldier. Hundreds have added their personalized bills to the walls of O'Malley's Alley since the Irish-themed pub opened in Aggieville eight years ago. This increasing collection of marred currency allows O'Malley's patrons -- locals, soldiers and students -- to leave their mark...
Benton County family drops plans for hog farm (10/01/06)
MORA, Mo. -- Plans for a large hog Cargill operation that has pitted neighbors against each other in Benton County is apparently headed for the slaughterhouse. Sarah Meade, who planned with her husband, Travis, to build a 2,490-head wean-to-finish hog operation on their family farm south of Mora, told the Benton County Health Board this week that they were abandoning their plan...
Computer crash may have lost St. Louis police data (10/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Police officers might be forced to dig out their notes and re-create parts of a week's worth or more of reports on crime and traffic crashes after the department's computer system crashed. The worst-case scenario is that the narrative portions of as many as 6,000 records may be missing, said Barbara Wright, executive director of planning and technology for the department...
Amended charges filed in alleged sexual-abuse case (10/01/06)
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- Most of the child-sex charges filed against two southwest Missouri church leaders have been dropped because of the statute of limitations. And a Missouri Supreme Court decision expected in coming months will determine whether the remaining charges will be dropped as well...
CDC- Spinach scare aside, food illnesses at record lows (10/01/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite the recent E. coli spinach outbreak, food may be safer now than at any other time in the last decade, with illness occurring at record-low rates, new federal statistics show. Consumers get part of the credit, for handling food more safely at home, but experts say the biggest improvement came from better industry controls and inspections...
Neighbor: Teen held in shooting bragged about getting into trouble (10/01/06)
CAZENOVIA, Wis. -- A student charged in the shooting death of his school principal was a normal teenager but often bragged about getting into trouble, a neighbor said Saturday as this tiny farm town struggled to come to terms with the attack. Eric Hainstock, 15, told police he gunned down Weston School's principal John Klang before classes began Friday because he was upset with a reprimand Klang had given him, according to a criminal complaint charging him with first-degree intentional homicide. ...
Congress gets an incomplete grade going into election (10/01/06)
WASHINGTON -- Congress has wrapped up, but it hasn't crossed off everything on the to-do list. The Republican incumbents reapplying for their jobs in the House and Senate will have some explaining to do on the campaign trail. They cannot blame all the unfinished business on Democrats. Not with one of their own in the White House. Or with 11 years of uninterrupted GOP control of the House. Or with the Senate, for all but two of those years, run by Republicans...
E-mails to teen lead to Florida congressman's resignation (10/01/06)
WASHINGTON -- In a scandal guaranteed to anger parents, a prominent House Republican has resigned after the revelation that he exchanged raunchy electronic messages with a teenage boy, a former congressional page who was 16 at the time. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., who is single, apologized Friday for letting down his family and constituents. ...
Colorado town mourns teenage girl killed in high school siege (10/01/06)
BAILEY, Colo. -- The family of a 16-year-old girl who was held hostage, assaulted and killed at her school urged mourners Saturday to remember her with random acts of kindness and not negative thoughts. "We have the power to do this," family spokesman Louis Gonzales said. "Let's take the random act that has occurred and turn it to random acts of kindness."...
Ohio teens sentenced in decoy prank (10/01/06)
KENTON, Ohio -- It was a prank that went horribly wrong. And now a third teen accused of putting a deer decoy on a country road as a prank, causing a crash that seriously injured two people, has been sentenced to 60 days in a juvenile detention center...
Suicide bomber kills 12, wounds at least 42 civilians in Afghanistan (10/01/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a busy pedestrian alley next to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens, officials said. It was the second major suicide attack in Kabul this month, underscoring the rising danger in the once-calm capital as militants step up attacks across the country...
Overpass near Montreal collapses, crushing two cars (10/01/06)
LAVAL, Quebec -- An overpass near Montreal collapsed Saturday, crushing two cars whose occupants were feared dead, authorities said. At least five people were injured. Drivers on Highway 19 slammed on their brakes and watched in horror as the overpass slowly collapsed, sending cars plunging and crushing at least two vehicles. Quebec provincial police did not confirm any deaths but spokeswoman Chantal Mackels said police believed it was unlikely that anyone in the two crushed cars survived...
Palestinians: Israeli airstrike kills 2 militants in southern Gaza (10/01/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli airstrike Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip killed two Palestinian militants and wounded three people, medical officials said. The airstrike took place in Rafah, which borders Egypt. Medical officials said two members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades -- a violent group linked to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party -- were killed. Two people were seriously wounded, and a 6-year-old boy was wounded in the legs...
Conference urges moderate Muslims to speak out against extremists (10/01/06)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Moderate Muslims must take a stand against extremists, speakers said Saturday at a conference marking a year since the publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons that led to violent demonstrations in Muslim countries. The 12 drawings, first published in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, were reprinted in several European countries four months later, prompting angry mobs to attack Western embassies in countries including Lebanon, Iran and Indonesia...
Thailand's king to approve new leader (10/01/06)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The interim prime minister hand-picked by Thailand's military commanders is expected to be formally announced and sworn in today after the country's king gives his approval, television editors said Saturday. The choice is expected to be former army commander Surayud Chulanont. But so far, Surayud has refused to comment on his possible appointment and the military council has yet to release a name...
Authorities- No indications of survivors in Amazon jet crash (10/01/06)
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Military helicopters lowered a rescue team by rope Saturday into the remote Amazon jungle site where an airliner slammed into the ground, but authorities held out little hope of finding survivors among the 155 people on board. The team began clearing dense vegetation near the wreckage site so a helicopter could land...
West Plains runs past Bulldogs, Crusaders (10/01/06)
The Notre Dame boys cross country team finally got the Class 3 test it had been seeking Saturday, squaring off against powerhouse West Plains at the Notre Dame Invitational. The Bulldogs, defending Class 2 state champions, had been undefeated this season, bringing home four team titles...
Tigers' Moreland places third in meet (10/01/06)
Central sophomore Brittany Moreland paced the Central girls cross country team Saturday with a third-place finish at the Parkway West Invitational. Moreland finished in 19 minutes, 11 seconds. The Tigers finished 10th in the team standings. Notre Dame de Sion was first...
Samuel gives 2 quarterbacks playing time (10/01/06)
Tony Samuel used two quarterbacks quite a bit when he was the head coach at New Mexico State and he has said all along he wouldn't mind doing the same thing in his first season at Southeast Missouri State. Samuel finally pulled the trigger on that idea Saturday night as sophomore Markus Mosley saw his first real action of the season...
Redhawks volleyball loses to Eagles (10/01/06)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team had to settle for a split during its road trip to Kentucky. After sweeping defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champion Eastern Kentucky Friday night, the Redhawks suffered a four-game loss to Morehead State on Saturday...
Defensive stand preserves 19-14 victory for Redhawks (10/01/06)
After having six punts blocked last year, Southeast Missouri State had gone through the first three games of this season without suffering that fate one time. But when Samford came up with its second block of Saturday night's contest -- both in the fourth quarter -- the Bulldogs appeared poised to hand the Redhawks a demoralizing defeat...
MedAssets holds on in Corporate Games (10/01/06)
The MedAssets team held off Yellow Book to win the Corporate Games title in Division 2 for smaller companies competing in the annual Olympic-style event. Two weeks of competitive and recreational activities concluded Friday night witht trivia and a mystery event. The Corporate Games, which pits teams of employees representing their companies int competition, is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department...
Missouri improves to 5-0 with victory against winless Colorado (10/01/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- With each passing week, Missouri is looking more and more like a pretty decent team. The 25th-ranked Tigers beat Colorado 28-13 in their Big 12 Conference opener Saturday to improve to 5-0 and match their best start in a quarter-century...
NFL Week 4 (10/01/06)
Cowboys 45, Titans 14: In a game that featured the first NFL start for Tennessee rookie Vince Young, Drew Bledsoe and Glenn hooked up on two 13-yard touchdown passes Sunday and Dallas beat the Titans (0-4). Julius Jones ran 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown...
Cards inch closer to title (10/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Before Saturday, Scott Spiezio's numbers as a pinch-hitter from the left side were just as futile as the St. Louis Cardinals' record the last few weeks. After Spiezio's bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2, both his 1-for-20 slump and his team's late-season swoon are on the verge of becoming footnotes. ...
Martz returns to St. Louis as Detroit's coordinator (10/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The coach known as Mad Mike when he directed the high-powered St. Louis Rams has a much lower profile in his new job. The Detroit Lions did not make Mike Martz, on the comeback trail as an offensive coordinator, available to the media before today's game against the team he led to two Super Bowls. New coach Rod Marinelli downplayed the St. Louis connection...
Southeast shows signs of being better than expected (10/01/06)
It had been hard for me to get a good read on this Southeast Missouri State football team through three games. The Redhawks had beaten two teams I expected them to beat -- Austin Peay and Missouri-Rolla -- and lost as I expected to Jacksonville State...
Halloween tour of Brooklyn cemetery a graveyard smash (10/01/06)
NEW YORK -- Gather 'round, boys and girls, for a titillating Halloween tale: The Petrified Body of Lake Placid. Mabel Douglass was the first dean of the New Jersey College for Women, which was renamed in her honor back in 1955. But in 1933, she was a retiree who went out in a canoe one day -- and simply disappeared...
Casino reopens in Gulfport (10/01/06)
GULFPORT, Miss. -- The Island View Casino has opened on the former site of the Grand Casino, marking the return of gambling to Gulfport, post-Katrina. The casino's owners, Rick Cartner and Terry Green, both Gulfport natives, started out in the business with an old cruise ship, the Copa Casino. They later replaced it with a gambling barge that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina...
Antiques bring new life to small town (10/01/06)
PUTNAM, Conn. -- Until about 15 years ago, Putnam, was just another old industrial town with abandoned mills and a faded downtown. Parts of Putnam that had been destroyed by a flood in 1955 had never recovered. But today, Putnam's downtown is a haven for antiques shoppers. ...
Beale Street (10/01/06)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Fried grits, down-home blues and a new luxury hotel will be central to the newest development taking shape in the city's famed Beale Street entertainment district. The $52 million project, called Lee's Landing, will include Beale Street's first hotel -- with a top floor fitted out with oversized rooms for pro basketball players -- and a Ground Zero Blues Club...
Finding Southeast Missouri's best fall foliage (10/01/06)
The air is a little brisk and the sun is autumn bright. It's a perfect day to take a drive to see fall foliage. Urban forester Rocky Hayes of the Missouri Department of Conservation suggests the best views are those along the river bluffs where different species of trees grow at different levels, creating a diverse palette of color...
Judy Everly (10/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Judy A. Everly, 61, of East Prairie, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 16, 1945, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of Doyle and Melissa Marie Ellis Jordan...
Rusby Adams (10/01/06)
Rusby Gene Adams, 82, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 5, 1924, at Pocahontas, son of Archie and Elsie Moore Adams. He and Mildred Sebastian were married Oct. 31, 1947. She died Nov. 10, 1995. He married Melvadean Kiefer Aug. 5, 1999...
James McCollum (10/01/06)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- James McCollum, 87, of Paducah, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. McCollum attended Cairo schools. He served in World War II, taking part in the battle of Saipan. McCollum graduated from Indiana Technical College in Fort Wayne, Ind., with a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Kappa Fraternity, the Elks Club and Cairo Baptist Church...
Judd Wilson (10/01/06)
Judd W. Wilson, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Walker Hill Cemetery at Grand Tower, Ill. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Homer Fuller (10/01/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Homer W. Fuller, 88, of Anna died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at his home. He was born June 6, 1918, at Harco, Ill., son of Augustus and Grace Bell Garrison Fuller. He and Juanita Brimm were married June 7, 1941, at Jackson. Fuller was a retired truck driver from Bunny Bread Co. in Anna, a member of the Anna Masonic Lodge AF&AM, a member of Teamsters Local 347, a member of the men's auxiliary of VFW Post 3455 and past member of Anna Moose Lodge 1346...
Georgianna Papanek (10/01/06)
JOLIET, Ill. -- Georgianna Foster Papanek of Joliet, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 ,at Rosewood Care Center in Joliet. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Sarah Keller (10/01/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sarah Jane Keller, 90, of Perryville, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Aug. 26, 1916 in Perry County, daughter of Joel Whitman and Pearl Heistand Cash. She and Frank Keller were married in June 1934 at Chester, Ill. He died Oct. 18, 1986...
Fred Tubbs (10/01/06)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Fred Eugene "Freddie Bender" Tubbs, 49, of Charleston died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in Charleston. He was born May 20, 1957, at Wyatt, Mo. He worked on the river and with Dugan Farms. Survivors include his father, Fred Eugene Bender Sr. ...
Fannie Langdon (10/01/06)
Fannie C. Langdon, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 24, 1915, in St. Clair County, Mo., daughter of Jacob Eugene and Fannie Settle West. She and James Alva Langdon were married May 20, 1937, at Benton, Mo. He died Nov. 7, 1955...
Mildred Vangilder (10/01/06)
Mildred Vangilder, 87, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Jackson Manor. She was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Pocahontas, daughter of Lawrence E. and Ruth Henderson Martin. She and Russell Vangilder were married Nov. 24, 1944. He died March 12, 1988...
Paul Allison (10/01/06)
Paul Leonard Allison, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 27, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Robert William and Christine Glueck Allison. He and Catherine Gaither Allison were married on Sept. 5, 1961, in Cape Girardeau...
Tally-McAlister (10/01/06)
Shannon Elizabeth Tally and Dewayne McAlister Jr. exchanged vows May 27, 2006, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Rev. Phillip Roop performed the ceremony. Soloist was Allen McKendree of Nashville, Tenn. Parents of the couple are Ben and Jo Tally, and Dewayne and Lana McAlister, all of Cape Girardeau...
Canady-Knaup (10/01/06)
Amy Nicole Canady and Thomas Bosco Knaup were united in marriage Aug. 12, 2006, at St. Mary's Cathedral. Celebrant was the Rev. Patrick Nwokoye, and con-celebrants were the Rev. Thomas Kiefer and Monsignor Richard Rolwing. Eucharistic ministers were Marla Kunz and Karen Rife, sisters of the groom, and Ann Knaup, aunt of the groom...
Kendrick-Bennett (10/01/06)
Jocelyn Kendrick and Ross Andrew Bennett were united in marriage July 29, 2006, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Hannibal, Mo. The Rev. Paul Short performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Sherry Mack of Hannibal, Connie Walker of Monroe City, Mo., Debby Stout of Independence, Mo., the bride, sisters of the bride and groom, and Patrick Hedges of Hannibal. ...
Branum-Riley (10/01/06)
Kristin Marie Riley and Anthony James Riley were married July 29, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charlie Prost performed the ceremony. Organist was Lenny Kuper, soloist was Mike Renick, and string music was provided by Trio Girardeaux, all of Cape Girardeau...
Ciluffo-Parker (10/01/06)
Susan Puckett of Jackson and Gary Ciluffo of Vincennes, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Ciluffo, to Ryan Eugene Parker. He is the son of Robert and Charlotte Parker of O'Fallon, Mo. Ciluffo is a 1999 graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is hospitality services manager with AVP in St. Charles, Mo...
Bradshaw-Leimer (10/01/06)
Gina M. Bradshaw and Scott G. Leimer announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Patty Bradshaw of Kelso, Mo., and Ron Bradshaw of New Hamburg, Mo. Leimer is the son of Herb and Dorthy Leimer of Jackson. Bradshaw is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor's degree in general studies from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2006...
Fehr-Simmers (10/01/06)
Earl and Marsha Fehr of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Hailey Christina Fehr, to Aaron William Simmers. He is the son of Tim and Sharon Simmers of Cape Girardeau. Fehr is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed at Security Bank and Trust Co...
Little- Slinkard (10/01/06)
Troy and Debbie Little of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Beth Little, to Christopher Boyd Slinkard. He is the son of Don and Carol Slinkard of Whitewater. Little is a 2001 graduate of Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Hill-Bess (10/01/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Tim and Betty Hill of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Dawn Hill, to Charles Lynn Bess. He is the son of James and Dana Wade of Zalma, Mo., and Brian Bess of Advance. Hill is a 2000 graduate of Advance High School. She is a medical technician at Heartland Care and Rehab...
Cox couple married 50 years (10/01/06)
Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Cox Sr. of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception July 23, 2006, at Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City. Hosts were their children. Cox and Betty Lou Scott were married June 3, 1956, in the Federated Church in Mound City, Kan., by the Rev. Homer Keith. Their attendants were the bride's sisters and the groom's brother...
Bertrands married 60 years (10/01/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Bertrand of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were honored by their children and spouses and grandchildren with several family events. These included trips to western and southern states, and dinner at Ray's...
Police reports 10/1/06 (10/01/06)
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Out of the past 10/1/06 (10/01/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 1, 1981 According to recent studies financed by the highway industry, two-thirds of Missouri's bridges (those over 20 feet in length) are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete; Missouri ranks fourth nationwide in the highest percentage of deficient bridges...
Lending a hand (10/01/06)
Big storms like hurricanes make big headlines, but the suffering of those whose lives are shattered by the forces of nature is no less in Crosstown, Mo., than in New Orleans, La. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a great deal of attention was focused on rescue and relief efforts. ...
Send message with stem-cell vote (10/01/06)
To the editor: The extensive media campaign by the proponents of Amendment 2 would lead one to conclude that its passage would unleash a torrent of treatments for multiple disabling diseases and provide an economic boost for Missouri as well. Animal embryonic stem-cell research has been ongoing since 1981 (human embryonic stem-cell research since 1998), and there are still no viable cures or treatments. ...
Speak Out 10/1/06 (10/01/06)
Good message; Inflation cuts gain; Reason not to litter; Sign is a tradition; Sales competition; Memorial reminder; Mow the weeds; Union salaries; Issue education
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