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Show Me Center looks to break sell-out slump (10/16/06)
The Show Me Center may have its first sell-out concert since 2003 with Saturday's show featuring country stars Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Jake Owen. The last time the venue had a sell-out crowd was when Toby Keith was joined by Rascal Flatts in 2003...
Concert held in honor of Cape girl treated for cancer (10/16/06)
Sahara Aldridge received a healthy dose of medicine Sunday afternoon when hugs, smiles and music greeted her at Capaha Park. Teachers from Cape Central Middle School organized a benefit concert for Sahara at the park called "Hope for Hoops," and raised more than $2,700 which will help the Aldridge family pay for travel and medical expenses...
Manic depression seldom associated with crime locally (10/16/06)
One minute, Lee Williams, a contract cleaner, was doing his job cleaning Jackson City Hall. The next, he was standing around looking at the damage he couldn't stop himself from doing. Williams, 42, said he has been diagnosed as having manic depression, or bipolar disorder, since 1983...
Subsidies keeping Cape airport flying (10/16/06)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport continues to receive the highest level of federal subsidies in Missouri under the Essential Air Service program. Local air carrier, Regions Air, will receive $1.147 million for the current year, allowing it to provide three daily flights to St. Louis. The fourth round-trip is subsidized through a separate program...
Power outage reported Sunday (10/16/06)
SCOTT CITY - Nearly 2,000 AmerenUE customers in the Scott City area were without power at one point Sunday night, according to a utility spokesperson. The Scott City Police Department reported the power outage occurred at 5:46 p.m. They reported regaining power at 9:11 p.m...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
9 a.m. Monday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square in Jackson Routine business Action items Discussion items and appointments...
Results from last week's online poll 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Comments n "Scandals on both sides are greatly exaggerated. Stick to the issues, everyone!"...
Artists completed Cape Girardeau's updated floodwall mural Friday (10/16/06)
The sun is shining brightly, the temperature is comfortable -- all in all a nice day to work outside. It's Friday afternoon, and local artists Craig Thomas and Scott Kelley are touching up a bit of foliage painted on the "Missouri Wall of Fame" mural...
Community briefs 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Benefit for tornado victims at Crosstown A mini-fair benefit for Crosstown, Mo., tornado victims will start at 5 p.m. Friday at East Perry Fairgrounds. Leftovers from the East Perry Fair, plus a 6:30 p.m. mule jump exhibition and music at 8 p.m. with the Jon D. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission, archive center receive achievement award (10/16/06)
The Cape Girardeau County Archive Center and Cape Girardeau County Commission were recognized recently with an award by The Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission for post Lewis and Clark Expedition Territorial Records that made a lasting contribution to the legacy of the bicentennial. They were also acknowledged for their leadership and ongoing commitment to the spirit of discovery, achievement and wonder fostered by the original expedition...
Riverside Regional Library announces upcoming October events, activities (10/16/06)
Teen read week for all libraries began Sunday and continues to Saturday. Those who sign up will receive a gift. n "Pumpkins, Pumpkins & More Pumpkins" at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday. n "National Pizza Month" and "Pumpkins, Pumpkins & More Pumpkins" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Oct. 24...
Community cuisine 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Perkins fire department holds annual event; St. Joseph Parish fall festival set for Nov. 5
Blunt told 2 MOHELA members he wanted agency's director out (10/16/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt told two members of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority board in a telephone call that he wanted the agency's executive director replaced, according to a newspaper report. The Jan. 24 telephone conference call took place hours before the board met and fired Executive Director Mike Cummins, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported in Sunday's editions. ...
Community leader candidates part of Dems' bid to win Statehouse seats (10/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Democrats' strategy to recruit well-known community leaders to run in next month's election has resulted in tight races in more than a dozen swing districts around the state. The Democrats stand to win back some seats in the Statehouse, a point acknowledged by the legislature's Republican leaders. But while no one expects the party to seize control of either chamber, Democrats say they would be happy just to halt a 20-year slide...
Sierra Club questions Missouri's shorter polluted waterways list (10/16/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An environmental group says a huge drop in the number of lakes, rivers and streams on a list of Missouri waterways that don't meet federal clean water standards is an indication the state isn't doing its job, not that fewer waterways are polluted...
Kansas City newspaper says improperly licensed motorists blamed in third of deadly crashes (10/16/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Drivers with revoked or suspended licenses caused a disproportionate number of Kansas City's recent fatal accidents, according to an investigation by The Kansas City Star. In a recent 20-month period, improperly licensed drivers were involved in a third of the city's fatal wrecks, the Star found...
Federal plan would upgrade some Missouri highways if approved (10/16/06)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Parts of Missouri would get new or refurbished highways under a federal plan aimed at aiding distressed and rural counties in the Mississippi River Delta. The federal Delta Regional Authority told a group last week in Cape Girardeau that it plans to upgrade a network of highways to connect industrial and commercial sites. The draft Delta Development Highway System plan requires congressional approval...
State ranks high in ex-lawmaker lobbyists (10/16/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers gave grand, protracted goodbyes last month to their colleagues who, for one reason or another, are not running for re-election this November and thus had cast their last votes. Yet come January, lawmakers likely will be saying "hello" again to some of their former colleagues, as the ex-legislators turn into lobbyists...
Justice Scalia says courts shouldn't take on politically charged questions (10/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia on Sunday defended some of his Supreme Court opinions, arguing that nothing in the Constitution supports abortion rights and the use of race in school admissions. Scalia, a leading conservative voice on the high court, sparred in a one-hour televised debate with American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen. He said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues...
U.S.: U.N. sanctions against N. Korea can be lesson to Iran (10/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- The United States on Sunday used new U.N. sanctions against North Korea to warn Iran, another country with nuclear ambitions. John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Iran should pay attention to Saturday's U.N. resolution against North Korea for its claimed nuclear test last week...
Study shows college volunteering up sharply since 2002, tutoring and mentoring most common (10/16/06)
Some call them lazy, more interested in partying hard than helping out. But a new study shows college students volunteer at a rate that's grown sharply over the last few years. The number of college students volunteering grew more than 20 percent, from 2.7 million to 3.3 million, between 2002 and 2005, according to a study being released today by the Corporation for National & Community Service, a federal agency. The growth rate for college students is more than double that for all volunteers...
Police: Old coins being sold as rare silver dollars are fake (10/16/06)
LOS ANGELES -- It looked like the "deal of the century," police said, a couple of guys down on their luck on Skid Row, selling valuable old silver coins for $20 apiece. It was a pretty good deal, too, but only for the sellers. The coins they were peddling turned out to be as worthless as $3 bills...
Social conservative leaders rally in Boston, saying gay marriage threatens religious freedom (10/16/06)
BOSTON -- Conservative religious and political leaders rallied Sunday in opposition of gay marriage, arguing that their rights to religious expression are being threatened. The event, being broadcast to churches nationally, is part of a larger effort to energize conservative voters before the Nov. 7 congressional elections...
Nation briefs 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Wife of gunman thanks Amish for forgiveness; Two GOP senators call for a new strategy in Iraq
Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Hawaii, knocking out power for many (10/16/06)
HONOLULU -- A strong earthquake shook Hawaii early Sunday, jolting residents out of bed and causing a landslide that blocked a major highway. Ceilings crashed at a hospital, and aftershocks kept the state on edge. The state Civil Defense had unconfirmed reports of injuries, but communication problems prevented more definite reports. Gov. Linda Lingle issued a disaster declaration for the entire state, saying there had been damage to buildings and roads. There were no reports of fatalities...
Friends eulogize Vt. college student found dead last week (10/16/06)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- About 900 people, solemn and shaken, packed a brick chapel Sunday to lay flowers and sing songs in remembrance of a University of Vermont student found dead last week. Michelle Gardner-Quinn's smile beamed down from two easel-mounted photographs as a minister and four of the student's friends eulogized the 21-year-old senior, who was found dead Friday in a ravine near Burlington...
U.S. presses China on North Korea sanctions (10/16/06)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. on Sunday pressed China to enforce the U.N. punishment against North Korea and use economic leverage to persuade the communist ally to renounce its nuclear weapons program and rejoin international disarmament talks. The chief U.S. diplomat readied for talks in Asia, aware of concerns that the Security Council's resolution might enflame tensions among countries already on edge from North Korea's claimed nuclear test Oct. 9...
Iraqi government postpones reconciliation conference (10/16/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's government indefinitely postponed a much-anticipated national reconciliation conference Sunday as a two-day spree of sectarian revenge killings and insurgent bombings left at least 86 Iraqis dead. The U.S. military, meanwhile, said three Marines and four soldiers were killed from Friday through Sunday, the latest deaths in an especially bloody month. ...
Central JV girls pushed Tigers over the top at conference meet (10/16/06)
With sophomore Brittany Moreland winning her second straight SEMO Conference individual title in girls cross country and teammate Veronica Schabbing finishing second, Central had a good head start toward its eighth straight league championship Thursday at Jackson City Park...
Jackson's JV girls win (10/16/06)
Jackson freshman Jordan Whitener finished first and the Indians had four runners in the top seven to win the girls junior varsity race at the North County Invitational on Saturday. Kaitlyn Karleskint, Hollie Adelmund and Trista Guthrie finished fifth through seventh, respectively. Courtney Rodman rounded out Jackson's top five in 16th...
Redhawks help title hopes, top EKU 2-0 (10/16/06)
The young Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team has not performed nearly as consistently as coach Heather Nelson would like. But as the parity-filled Ohio Valley Conference enters its final week of play, the Redhawks are still in contention for the regular-season championship...
Ochoa wins Samsung for her fifth victory of the season (10/16/06)
Lorena Ochoa took a huge step toward dethroning Annika Sorenstam as the LPGA Tour player of the year, overwhelming her Sunday with a 7-under 65 that turned a three-shot deficit into a two-shot victory in the Samsung World Championship. Ochoa was relentless at the start, a little lucky in the middle and solid down the stretch at Bighorn in Palm Desert, Calif., to win for the second straight week and fifth time this year...
NFL: Week 5 (10/16/06)
Cowboys 34, Texans 6 Terrell Owens caught two third-quarter touchdown passes and another in the fourth, turning a tight game against the Texans into an easy victory Sunday, helping the Cowboys (3-2) avenge an embarrassing loss to their in-state rivals four years ago...
Ohio State leads initial BCS standings (10/16/06)
NEW YORK -- Ohio State, Southern California and Michigan topped the first Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday, putting the Big Ten powers and the Trojans in control of the national title race. The first-place Buckeyes and third-place Wolverines play in Columbus on Nov. 18. If they can avoid a major upset before then, the winner of that game is all but assured of a spot in the BCS title game...
Rams' escape hatch is kicked shut (10/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The luck of the Rams finally ran out. Twice this season -- against Arizona and Green Bay -- St. Louis was on the verge of losing, only to be saved by late-game fumbles by opponents. It almost happened again Sunday, but Seattle's Josh Brown kicked a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Seattle an improbable 30-28 win...
Eight Miami players suspended for brawl (10/16/06)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- At least eight Miami players were suspended Sunday for their role in a sideline-clearing brawl against Florida International, the latest -- and perhaps worst -- on-field incident to plague the Hurricanes. Five of those players were ejected, meaning they drew automatic sanctions from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the university. ...
New York rips Cardinals bullpen in 12-5 victory (10/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Delgado and the rest of the Mets broke out their big bats just in time, ravaging the Cardinals' bullpen to make sure the NL Championship Series will end back in New York. Delgado put New York ahead with a three-run homer, then busted open the game with a two-run double, leading the Mets to a record-setting 12-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night that tied the best-of-seven series at two games apiece...
Live music, comedy at Crooked Creek (10/16/06)
A little bit of Branson has come to Marble Hill. At least that's how the owners of the new Crooked Creek Dinner Theater hope patrons see it. Owners Michael Ross and Ken Trentham opened the new dinner theater at the end of September at 205 Plutarch St...
Business memo 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Local food marketing meeting to be held The University of Illinois Extension, the Small Business Development Center and the Shawnee Community College Agriculture Program will hold a local food marketing meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. ...
People on the move 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Nursing officer named a distinguished graduate Karen Crites Hendrickson, Southeast Missouri Hospital's vice president and chief nursing officer, has been named to the Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing Distinguished Graduate Honor Roll. In 1994, she received the Barnes Outstanding Alumnus Award. ...
TiVo adding online services (10/16/06)
SEATTLE -- Ever get an itch to buy a movie ticket, find your nearest Lexus dealer or listen to the president's weekly radio address on your television? No? Well, you're probably not alone, but TiVo Inc. is hoping to get more customers tuned into the idea of using its digital video recorders to do a lot more than just pause live TV or hook up season passes to their favorite shows...
Doctors, teachers, others trying zero-G flights (10/16/06)
ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN -- Science teacher Mike Hickey has long understood the difference between mass and weight. Now, floating in zero gravity, he doesn't just understand it, he feels it. The 54-year-old Cleveland high school teacher is giggling like a middle-schooler with a crush: "Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. I still have mass. No weight."...
A celebration surge (10/16/06)
Bryan Cook was perusing the Halloween costumes at a Cape Girardeau costume shop last week, finally settling on a red-and-black vampire costume that no doubt will be accentuated with sharp fangs and a shiny cape. The price to transform himself into a creature of the night reminded him of another increasingly scary cost increase...
Leo Curtis (10/16/06)
Leo Wylie Curtis, 94, of Oran, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at his home in Oran. He was born Jan. 10, 1912, in Johnson County, Ark., the son of Jessie and Idella Breedlove Curtis. He and Newell Mary Michelson were married on Oct. 25, 1933, in Hagarville, Ark. She died April 13, 1962. He and Wilma Cousins McGowen were married on Aug. 7, 1963. She died July 4, 1996...
Ruby Held (10/16/06)
Ruby Crabtree Held, 92, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Cape police reports 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Cape fire reports 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 16, 1981 About 2,500 animals and birds will be for sale at the 5-H Ranch during its third annual exotic animal sale this weekend; ranch owner Dave Hale says the sale attracts both people and animals from all over the world. Saint Francis Medical Center will commemorate its fifth anniversary in its new facility with a banquet here Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn; guest speaker at the affair will be 10th District Rep. Bill Emerson...
The journey of a statistically challenged fifth-year teacher (10/16/06)
Around 50 percent of all teachers leave the profession within five years. There are several suggested reasons for this, but the one I find most interesting is the sense of helplessness. After high school, options were few. College was expensive. I was without direction. The Army took care of both. Training was tough, but it provided me with some of the best memories of my life. That is the case with most personal trials. They are rewarding, not fun...
Shivelbine's honor (10/16/06)
As a partner in Shivelbine's Music and longtime saxophonist/keyboardist for the now defunct Acme Blues Band, Bill Shivelbine has been involved in music most of his young life. He co-founded the City of Roses Music Festival 10 years ago and has been one of the people heavily counted on to help pull off that yearly miracle...
Speak Out 10/16/06 (10/16/06)
Begetting violence; No parking at PO; Work for money; Senior alternative; Frying pan and fire; Need more trees; Go to the top; Pieces and parts
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