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Stories from Friday, October 27, 2006

Country Christmas tour playing Cape (10/27/06)
Less than a week after Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Jake Owen performed before a near-sellout crowd at the Show Me Center, the venue has announced another country concert coming before year's end. The Show Me Center sent out an announcement Wednesday night that the GAC Country Christmas Tour will stop in Cape Girardeau on Dec. ...
Mo. Baptist Convention to address stem-cell issue (10/27/06)
When 2,000 Missouri Baptist Convention members convene in Cape Girardeau next week, the state's proposed stem-cell amendment is expected to be one of the controversial issues addressed. The 172nd annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention opens at the Show Me Center on Monday and continues through late Wednesday morning...
Cape Co. wants to divert industrial park road (10/27/06)
MoDOT said the county has to come up with $530,000 or take over another road to pay for the change. By SCOTT MOYERS Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County Commission wants a proposed 3.75-mile extension of Nash Road to go around 389 acres of prime industrial development property, not through it. But that change to the Missouri Department of Transportation plan could cost the county more than half a million dollars...
I-55 crash kills one, injures one (10/27/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 30-year-old northeast Missouri woman was killed Thursday when the vehicle she was driving was struck head-on by another car that crossed the median of Interstate 55...
New home prices fall by largest amount in more than 35 years (10/27/06)
The median price of a new home plunged in September by the largest amount in more than 35 years, even as the pace of sales rebounded for a second month. The Commerce Department reported that the median price for a new home sold in September was $217,100, a drop of 9.7 percent from September 2005. ...
Local activity schedule offers Halloween fun for all ages (10/27/06)
By MATT SANDERS Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area will present several Halloween-themed events starting today and continuing through Halloween night on Tuesday. Halloween events include: Church-related events:...
Davey Jones' buffet (10/27/06)
Jessica Horrell, right, of Cape Girardeau stopped by the Bella Italia booth for a taste of Italy as served up by Andrea Patrick, left, Erica Touchetta and Mark Dirnberger all dressed in a "Pirates of the Mediterranean" theme during the Southeast Showcase held Thursday at the Show Me Center...
Linden Street reopens today with ribbon-cutting (10/27/06)
Southeast Missourian A ribbon-cutting will take place today to celebrate the completion of the Linden Street widening and reconstruction project. The improvements stretch from West End Blvd. to South Sprigg Street. Lappe Cement Finishing Inc. was the contractor for the $440,927 project funded by motor fuel sales tax...
Oran FD, other emergency agencies get equipment from surplus program (10/27/06)
Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Oran, Mo., fire department was one of eight emergency departments in Missouri to receive free equipment from a federal surplus program, the state's Department of Public Safety announced Thursday. The equipment comes from the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse Program, which provides surplus radiological equipment, training and long-term technical support to first-responder agencies applying for the grant...
Candidates square off in Alexander County forum (10/27/06)
By RUDI KELLER Southeast Missourian OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Three of four candidates for Alexander County offices on Thursday offered during a candidate forum to serve without salary or spend their own money seeking help for county coffers. Republican and Democratic candidates for the two contested races in the county squared off during the forum, sponsored by the Concerned Citizens for the Recovery of Cairo. ...
Officials seek Perryville boy on sexual abuse warrant (10/27/06)
Southeast Missourian PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Police were seeking a 17-year-old boy charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old relative. Steven A. Wade Jr., of a last known address of Farmington, Mo., was charged Tuesday with two felony counts each of attempted statutory sodomy, promoting a sexual performance by a child and sexual misconduct involving a child...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action (10/27/06)
Thursday Routine business Discussion items and appointments Actions not on agenda:...
Regents OK renovation plan for former church building (10/27/06)
By MARK BLISS Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University is getting a new alumni center. The board of regents approved a design plan Thursday to renovate the former First Baptist Church sanctuary into offices for alumni services and the school's fund-raising foundation. Athletic offices also will be housed in the building, school officials said...
Task force wants more oversight of state-run homes (10/27/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- A state government task force has released a draft report of 20 ways to better protect Missouri's mentally disabled residents in state and private homes. The Missouri Mental Health Task Force's draft report Wednesday recommends stricter laws, more oversight and less secrecy to ensure their safety...
Scientists study brain using teen playing 'Space Invaders' (10/27/06)
By JEFF DOUGLAS The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The teenager jukes missiles and blasts aliens in the video game. But it's his brain, not his thumbs, doing all the work. The 14-year-old, part of a study at Washington University, played the old-school video game "Space Invaders" by simply using his brain as a controller. Researchers hope the study ultimately leads to development of more advanced devices that use brain commands to control things such as artificial limbs and wheelchairs...
Legacy GT Limited a stealth performance car (10/27/06)
By ANN M. JOB The Associated Press Subaru's Legacy is a compact car that has been around for years, has its fans and loyal owners and yet never generates a big buzz. But it should. Competing amid a sea of small- to medium-sized autos, the Legacy differentiates itself with its standard all-wheel drive. It's also one of the few in the segment to offer an uplevel turbocharged, four-cylinder engine...
Son of Sam, former lawyer settle over property (10/27/06)
Son of Sam, former lawyer settle over property NEW YORK -- "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz has settled a lawsuit in which he accused his former lawyer of stealing and profiting from his personal property, including his bar mitzvah photos and his typewriter. ...
Patient's plastic surgery death in N.C. blamed on jealous nurse (10/27/06)
By TIM WHITMIRE The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For five years, the death of Sandra Baker Joyner after a mini-facelift was attributed to medical error. But last month, investigators proposed a more sinister explanation. As she lay bandaged in the recovery room, Joyner was poisoned by a nurse anesthetist who believed Joyner had stolen her boyfriend back in high school some 30 years ago, authorities say...
Exxon Mobil profit climbs to second-highest level ever (10/27/06)
By STEVE QUINN The Associated Press DALLAS -- After recording the second-largest quarterly profit ever for a publicly traded company Thursday -- $10.49 billion from July to September -- Exxon Mobil Corp. is poised to deliver an even better performance through the remainder of this year...
Afghan officials say dozens of civilians killed during NATO strike (10/27/06)
By ALLAUDDIN KHAN The Associated Press LAY KUNDI, Afghanistan -- Dozens of civilians were killed in a NATO military strike against suspected Taliban militants, Afghan officials said Thursday. Villagers fled the southern region by car and donkey, and hundreds attended a funeral for some 20 people buried in a mass grave...
Muslim cleric triggers outrage in Australia by blaming women (10/27/06)
By ROHAN SULLIVAN The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia's most prominent Islamic cleric vowed Thursday to stand strong against widespread outrage over his description of women who don't wear head scarfs as "uncovered meat" who invite rape...
Central zaps Zizzers in thriller (10/27/06)
Central junior kicker Tyler McNabb had made just two of seven field goal attempts through eight weeks. McNabb was 2-for-2 Thursday night against district opponent West Plains, and his second field goal as time expired gave the Tigers a 34-31 win at Houck Stadium...
Johnson races back into Chase (10/27/06)
The perennial contender won last week's race to climb into third place in the standings. The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson is back in the hunt for the Nextel Cup title after being written off after the first round of the Chase...
Cards sit one game short of title after unlikely postseason run (10/27/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The last two weeks of the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals were running on fumes and lucky to make the postseason. After a gutty pitching performance by Jeff Suppan, some timely Cardinals hits and one big slip on wet grass by Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson, St. Louis is on the verge of its first World Series championship since 1982...
Rain delays provide players wide assortment of options (10/27/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- As Detroit's leadoff man, Curtis Granderson sets the tone. As a music man, he set the tunes. Granderson took over the sound system in the Tigers' clubhouse at Busch Stadium on Wednesday while they waited nearly two hours to find out whether they'd play Game 4 of the World Series...
Gay moves into position for first PGA Tour victory (10/27/06)
Brian Gay isn't on any bubble at the Chrysler Championship. He's simply in the lead. Too far down the money list to make the Tour Championship, too high up to sweat over losing his PGA Tour card, Gay played without worries and without a bogey Thursday at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., to post a 7-under 64 for a two-shot lead over Mark Calcavecchia...
Tigers turn to Verlander; Cards to throw Weaver (10/27/06)
Detroit goes with rookie in elimination game. The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland ended the speculation regarding his World Series rotation Thursday. As for St. Louis, Tony La Russa would only say who's starting Game 5 -- beyond that, circumstances will decide...
Sooners have not treated fans to trick plays lately (10/27/06)
The Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. -- What happened to the Bob Stoops who gained a reputation as a gambler for his gutsy fakes on special teams? Daring calls like his fourth-quarter fake field goal that won the game for the Sooners in their last trip to Missouri don't seem as common any more. It's been more than three years since the last famous call, a fake punt in the third quarter of a three-point game at Alabama that helped salt away a win in 2003...
Klinsmann talking casually with head of U.S. Soccer Federation (10/27/06)
The former coach of Germany may end up as Arena's successor. The Associated Press Former German national team coach Juergen Klinsmann is engaged in informal talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation that could lead to him taking over as coach of the American national team...
St. Louis moves one win away from capturing World Series (10/27/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- With some help from a soggy field and two big hits by little David Eckstein, the St. Louis Cardinals took control of the World Series with a wild comeback win. Eckstein's tiebreaking double glanced off the glove of a diving Craig Monroe in left field in the eighth inning, and the Cardinals capitalized on Detroit's sloppy defense for a 5-4 victory Thursday night in Game 4...
Enter the world of the gamer (10/27/06)
Picture this scene: Four guys sit in a basement, some dressed in strange, medieval-looking outfits (one even has armor on). They're swilling coffee and ranting endlessly about dice rolls, numbers, spells, skills, dexterity, armor class, hit points -- the specialized jargon we all know belongs exclusively to the world of that ever-so-unusual class of hobbyist, the gamer...
Melroys' 'Walls Will Fall' will be released Saturday (10/27/06)
A little more than four years have passed since The Melroys released their first, and most recent, CD -- a self-titled collection called simply "The Melroys." When the disc came out, it won new fans locally and nationally for the band that labeled its sound "Beatlebilly" and made a splash on Americana radio stations across the country...
Evil Dead: The Musical (10/27/06)
NEW YORK -- Sit in the front row of "Evil Dead: The Musical" and the set itself seems ready to attack. A stuffed beaver, one of the gleefully tacky decorations of the cabin stage set, stares you down with menace. A trophy moose gazes from the wall with appropriate hopelessness. Woods seem to creep up on you, and the stage floor seems angled so that any splashing blood will hit you dead in the face...
Everyone's a critic: 'Flags of our Fathers' (10/27/06)
"Flags of Our Fathers" is a great movie, directed by Clint Eastwood. It tells the story of the battle fought on the island of Iwo Jima. The island is 5 1/2 miles long and 2 1/2 miles wide, and it was here during World War II that the bloodiest battle between the United States and Japan was fought...
Sara Evans, husband agree to split cash, work out visitation schedule (10/27/06)
By TRAVIS LOLLER The Associated Press FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Country singer Sara Evans and husband Craig Schelske agreed in court Thursday to divide money Schelske had removed from a joint account and to come up with a visitation schedule for their three children...
Michael J. Fox tells Couric- Not off meds in political ads (10/27/06)
By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- In a response to charges by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in recent political campaign ads, saying he was neither acting nor off his medication for Parkinson's disease...
Barbara Vance (10/27/06)
Barbara Ann Vance, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 11, 1941, in Oak Brook, Ill., daughter of John Stanley and Mary Hagan. She and John S. Vance were married Feb. 14, 1959, in Westmont, Ill. He died April 15, 2006...
John Vedok Jr. (10/27/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- John Vedok Jr., 72, of Anna died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at his home. He was born June 10, 1934, in Downers Grove, Ill., son of John and Lillian Oldfield Vedok Sr. He and Jo Ann Sowder were married Nov. 29, 1957, in Crown Point, Ind. Vedok was a member of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Naperville, Ill., and Anna Heights Baptist Church...
Nola Eldridge (10/27/06)
Nola F. Eldridge, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Jim and Bessie Cotner Sample. She and John Eldridge were married June 23, 1946, in Chicago. Eldridge was a cafeteria cook 20 years for Cape Girardeau School District. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star in Cape Girardeau...
Rev. Earl Weis (10/27/06)
Rev. Earl E. Weis, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1921, in St. Louis, son of Professor E.C. and Clara Hopmann Weis. He and Lois Hilgendorf were married July 15, 1945, in Geneseo, Ill...
Robert Bouge (10/27/06)
Robert Earl Bouge, 81, of Marshall, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at The Living Center in Marshall. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Villisca, Iowa, son of Selwyn and Ruth Shadwell Bouge. He and Daphna Keller were married March 13, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
Susie Newell (10/27/06)
Susie Newell, 80, of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
William Caul (10/27/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- William Edward Caul went home to the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006. Ed was born in Wayne County, Mo., Jan. 17, 1915, son of the late Frank and Annie Eudaley Caul. He married Kathleen Marian Berendes Jan. 7, 1939. She preceded him in death Jan. 19, 1978. He married Mary Faye Dennis-Eachus July 26, 1980. She survives...
Jack Blankenship (10/27/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jack Blankenship, 77, of Advance died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Out of the past 10/27/06 (10/27/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 27, 1981 Southeast Missouri State University cleared an important hurdle yesterday in the path leading to the 1982-1983 fiscal year when the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved a $19.1 million appropriation recommendation made earlier this month by the board's fiscal affairs committee...
Amendment 3 op ed (10/27/06)
By RUDI KELLER Southeast Missourian I'm a smoker. Raise my taxes. That's right, I spend $23.55 a week on a carton of cigarettes, and I don't think it is enough. If Amendment 3 on the Nov. 7 ballot passes, I will pay four cents more for every cigarette, or $8 a carton...
So tax me: I'm a smoker, and I'm in favor of higher tobacco taxes. (10/27/06)
I'm a smoker. Raise my taxes. That's right, I spend $23.55 a week on a carton of cigarettes, and I don't think it is enough. If Amendment 3 on the Nov. 7 ballot passes, I will pay four cents more for every cigarette, or $8 a carton...
Salute to veterans (10/27/06)
More than three decades after the last U.S. troops pulled out of the war-torn nation, Vietnam-era veterans still feel the sting of America's anti-war backlash they endured when they returned to their hometowns. In Cape Girardeau, many of the returning vets enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and banded together in a group known as the SEMO Veteran Corps, which provided a social outlet, moral support and advocacy for assistance and recognition...
Amendment 7 can be confusing (10/27/06)
To the editor: The way some of the Nov. 7 ballot issues are worded, it would be easy to vote the opposite of what you believe. A good example of a misleading ballot summary is Amendment 7: denial of state pensions if convicted of a felony. When you get your ballot and read the summary, you will not be getting the whole story...
Stem-cell amendment is Satan's work (10/27/06)
To the editor: Each day of our life should and could be a joyous occasion -- a day of advancement toward our final day of life. Instead, each day seems to be a waiting day for yet another unbelievable experience to unfold: another act of terrorism, another shoot-out in the settlement of someone's envy, hatred or uncontrolled anger. We are becoming less civilized every day...
Speak Out 10/27/06 (10/27/06)
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Stay the course! (10/27/06)
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