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Stories from Sunday, October 29, 2006

Like state, area split on stem cells (10/29/06)
By RUDI KELLER Southeast Missourian Local voices taking part in the stem-cell research debate mirror the split statewide over Amendment 2, the highest-profile issue on the Nov. 7 ballot. Supporters highlight the hope embryonic stem-cell research raises to find cures for some of the most debilitating diseases afflicting humans. ...
Battle lines drawn over tobacco tax (10/29/06)
By TJ GREANEY Southeast Missourian On Nov. 7, Missourians will be asked to vote on Amendment 3. If approved, the change to the state constitution would increase taxes on tobacco products by 80 cents. Missouri's tobacco tax is currently 17 cents, the second-lowest rate in the nation...
Measure could make raises easier for state officials (10/29/06)
By MARK BLISS Southeast Missourian Missouri's judges, legislators and statewide elected officials could find it easier to get pay raises under a provision of constitutional Amendment 7 on the Nov. 7 ballot. The issue has sparked debate among lawmakers with some charging it's a sneaky way for colleagues in the legislature to vote themselves pay raises. Others say it's a way to fix a broken salary system...
Proposition B asks voters to raise minimum wage in Missouri (10/29/06)
By SCOTT MOYERS Southeast Missourian For years, Tim Weatherly paid his Southeast Missouri State University student employees the bare minimum -- $5.15 an hour. But the regional district manager for Chartwells, which operates the university's dining facilities, found staying competitive increasingly difficult as employees opted to take jobs at a higher rate of pay...
Blunt says DREAM initiative will have 'powerful impact' on Cape (10/29/06)
By SCOTT MOYERS Southeast Missourian Gov. Matt Blunt said Saturday that he will be watching Cape Girardeau closely over the next three years to watch the "very powerful impact" that being a DREAM Community will have. "I'll be back many times," he said in front of a small crowd of visitors, state elected officials and local leaders with a strong downtown interest...
Families of fallen soldiers presented with flags (10/29/06)
Southeast Missourian U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and Democratic challenger Veronica Hambacker will discuss their views on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. The two candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat will discuss their views on health care, Iraq, energy policy and other issues...
World briefs 10/29/06 (10/29/06)
Serbs' new constitution claims Kosovo province...
Black Forest Ghost Town to be open Monday (10/29/06)
Southeast Missourian Black Forest Villages Haunted Ghost Town, four miles outside Cape Girardeau on Route W, will be open from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday. A story in Saturday's edition had incorrectly listed the town as being closed over the weekend...
Comfort and warmth (10/29/06)
By CHRIS PAGANO Southeast Missourian An arched, peaked entryway frames the front door and places potential homeowners in a grand setting upon passage through the front door of this four-bedroom ranch in the heart of Cape Girardeau. Distinguished lighting, hardwood floors, elegant arched entryways and crown molding set this home apart. Windows are Thermopane, and their floor-to-ceiling size allows plenty of natural light to shine inside...
Nation briefs 10/29/06 (10/29/06)
Police: Sniper confessed to killing golfer in Ariz....
Raising the roof to help a family (10/29/06)
By CHRIS PAGANO Southeast Missourian Both sides of County Road 222 near Gordonville were lined with pickups and cars Saturday as dozens of people helped build a garage for a pastor's widow. Abby Williams and her husband, Jeff, had closed on the sale of their Jackson home Sept. 29, with plans to build the garage, then move into the garage's loft while building their house alongside. Barely a week later, Jeff, 46, died in his sleep. He had the signs of a massive heart attack...
Mystery tombstones came from state hospital (10/29/06)
By STEPHEN ELLIOTT The (Moline) Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- A plastic bouquet of flowers marks a flat stone surrounded by grass in Resthaven Cemetery. The stone has the number 18 engraved on it along with the name "John Doe" and "1930."...
Second man convicted in student's death (10/29/06)
The Associated Press ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- A Kane County jury has convicted a second man of first-degree murder for an April 2005 robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a 19-year-old who made a panicked 911 call from the trunk of his mother's car before he was killed...
Couple donates rest of funds needed to build monument (10/29/06)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lewis and Clark's epic expedition through the American West will have a lasting monument in Jefferson City, after a couple donated the final $66,000 needed to fund the project. Bryan and Sharon Pope recently gave the money to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Task Force in Jefferson City as the final installment in the $390,000 needed for bronze figures of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and expedition members George Drouillard; York, Clark's servant; and Seaman, Lewis' dog.. ...
Women campaign to get servicemen on Vietnam War Memorial (10/29/06)
By ROBERT HITE The (Independence) Examiner INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Jackie Holland and Pam Chilcutt are comforted by the memorial marker in Mount Washington Forever Cemetery dedicated to the 74 people who died aboard the USS Frank E. Evans in 1969 -- including their brother...
Pressing on (10/29/06)
By DONNA FARLEY (Poplar Bluff) Daily American Republic ELLSINORE, Mo. -- In the shade-dotted backyard of the Ellsinore Pioneer Museum, 75-year-old volunteer Virgie Alcorn Evans stopped pulling sorghum cane through the cane press just long enough to push a riding lawn mower driven by Charles Whalen out of a rut...
FBI investigating rash of robberies in KC metro area (10/29/06)
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- Police and the FBI are investigating 13 bank robberies in the Kansas City metropolitan area since Sept. 1, attributing some of them to one gang and others to a single perpetrator. The 13 robberies in about two months are unusual because Kansas City generally has about 35 bank robberies in a year, FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said...
Mother of firefighter killed in Calif. blaze (10/29/06)
Forecasters predict winds could ease, which would help firefighters. By ALLISON HOFFMAN The Associated Press SOBOBA HOT SPRINGS, Calif. -- The mother of one of the four firefighters who died battling a wildfire that authorities blamed on arsonists urged those who set it to turn themselves in Saturday...
Bush reaffirms support for Iraq's prime minister (10/29/06)
The two outlined goals in a 50-minute video conference. By JENNIFER LOVEN The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Saturday sought to repair tensions with Iraq's prime minister and the White House asserted that Nouri al-Maliki is not "America's man in Iraq" but a sovereign leader whom the United States is aiding...
Census Bureau- Boston is growing not shrinking (10/29/06)
The Associated Press BOSTON -- The U.S. Census Bureau now says the city of Boston is growing -- not shrinking -- acknowledging it underestimated the population by more than 37,000 people. Its new estimate puts Boston's population at 596,638, rather than 559,034, an increase by 1.3 percent since 2000 instead of a decrease of 5.1 percent, Mayor Thomas Menino said Friday...
Fiscal roadshow warns Americans of trouble ahead (10/29/06)
The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done. By MATT CRENSON The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas -- David M. Walker sure talks like he's running for office. "This is about the future of our country, our kids and grandkids," the comptroller general of the United States warns a packed hall at Austin's historic Driskill Hotel. "We the people have to rise up to make sure things get changed."...
Nearly 40 percent of NIH scientists seeking other jobs (10/29/06)
The Associated Press Nearly 40 percent of the scientists conducting hands-on research at the National Institutes of Health say they are looking for other jobs or are considering doing so. Why? They want to escape new ethics rules that have curtailed their opportunity to earn outside income...
Anti-missile aircraft to begin tests (10/29/06)
The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency rolled out an airborne laser aircraft on Friday, the latest development in a missile-defense system that was once ridiculed as a "Star Wars" fantasy. In a ceremony at the Boeing Co.'s Integrated Defense Systems facility in Wichita, the agency announced it was ready to flight test some of the low-power systems on the ABL aircraft, a modified Boeing 747-400F designed to destroy enemy missiles...
Reports- S. Korea closely watching North for another nuclear test (10/29/06)
The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean and U.S. officials are trying to confirm whether recent movements at North Korea's suspected nuclear testing site indicate the communist regime is planning another test explosion, news reports said Saturday...
French youths burn hundreds of cars on anniversary of riots (10/29/06)
By ELAINE GANLEY The Associated Press CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France -- Marauding youths torched hundreds of vehicles overnight and on Saturday in renewed violence coinciding with the first anniversary of riots that exposed a deep schism between poor North African immigrants and mainstream France...
Federal police converge on besieged Oaxaca (10/29/06)
By REBECA ROMERO The Associated Press OAXACA, Mexico -- Protesters vowing to fight to the death hauled massive tree trunks and used semitrailers to block highways leading into Oaxaca Saturday as federal police with riot shields and rifles poured out of planes, preparing to crush five months of violent unrest...
Congo goes to polls hoping for a good president (10/29/06)
By HEIDI VOGT The Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo -- A cement high-rise pocked by cannon fire. A candidate's helicopter pummeled into a mass of burned and twisted metal. Holes where office windows used to be. Those are just some of the remnants of violence that erupted more than two months ago between forces loyal to the two men facing a run-off presidential vote today. The fighting erupted in late August following the first election round, which left no clear winner...
Notre Dame, Scott City bow out in quarterfinals (10/29/06)
Southeast Missourian Despite losing in Saturday's Class 3 quarterfinal match, Notre Dame coach Tara Stroup could find little fault with her team's performance. The Bulldogs continued their late-season surge by beating Festus 25-14, 25-14 in the sectional match at De Soto High School, but Lutheran South eliminated Notre Dame with a 25-21, 25-13 quarterfinal victory...
Cubs dig up state appearance (10/29/06)
By JEREMY JOFFRAY Southeast Missourian It was only fitting in a Class 1 quarterfinal match where all six Bell City starters reached double digits in digs, the Cubs were able to close out a tight three-game match Saturday against Bismarck with a block...
New Salem captures volleyball title (10/29/06)
The team from the Marble Hill school completed a 24-0 season. The New Salem Baptist volleyball team captured the Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association state championship on Saturday, winning two more matched to finish a perfect season. New Salem (24-0) beat Grandview 25-19, 25-13 in the semifinals and then topped Riverview Bible Baptist 25-17, 25-20 in the championship...
Central places 11th in Springfield (10/29/06)
The Central boys swimming team finished its season with an 11th-place finish out of 17 teams Saturday at the Springfield Invitational. Rockhurst won the meet with 421 points, followed by Glendale (295) and Lindbergh (271.5). The Tigers had 52 points...
Led by Etzold, Saxony Lutheran captures district title again (10/29/06)
The Saxony Lutheran boys cross country program captured its fourth Class 1 district title in four years of existence on Saturday, winning the District 1 meet at Jackson City Park. The Crusaders, who have won the last two state championships, cruised ahead of a nine-school field in the meet hosted by Oak Ridge...
Redhawks turn back adversity, Racers (10/29/06)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel talks often about how crucial it is for a team to be able to handle adversity within a game. The Redhawks were hit with more than their share of adversity Saturday against longtime nemesis Murray State -- including a vicious body shot in the first 3 minutes...
Holloman, back in form, has career-best 188-yard outing (10/29/06)
By MARTY MISHOW Southeast Missourian MURRAY, Ky. -- Tim Holloman had the best rushing game of his first season at Southeast Missouri State last year against Murray State, piling up 181 yards in a 52-21 victory. The Redhawks' sophomore tailback had another big performance against the Racers on Saturday, churning out a career-high 188 yards on 24 carries and scoring two touchdowns during a 24-17 Southeast triumph...
Redhawks men run to third-place finish in OVC (10/29/06)
McNab led the Southeast men with a second-place finish, while the women's team placed fifth. Southeast Missourian The Southeast Missouri State men's cross country team fell just short of coach Miles Krieger's goal for the Ohio Valley Conference meet...
Errors thwart Tigers' bid to topple Sooners (10/29/06)
Missouri fell to 7-2 with the 26-10 loss to No. 19 Oklahoma. The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A swarming Oklahoma defense made life difficult on Chase Daniel and No. 23 Missouri, leading to a rare road win for the Sooners. Paul Thompson threw two touchdown passes, Allen Patrick rushed for 162 yards and No. 19 Oklahoma scored all of its points off Missouri's mistakes in a 26-10 victory Saturday...
Legendary coach Auerbach dies at 89 (10/29/06)
'Red' coached the Celtics to nine titles and was the GM as they won seven more crowns. The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Red Auerbach, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships in the 1950s and 1960s, died Saturday. He was 89...
Choi leads, Els looms in Chrysler (10/29/06)
K.J. Choi made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish the third round of the Chrysler Championship the same way he started, with a one-shot lead over Ernie Els and two others. But it sure felt like a lifetime of work to keep it that way. In a blustery round in which six players had at least a share of the lead, Choi overcame a few hiccups on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., for a 1-under 70 that left him one shot clear of Els (70), Brian Gay (70) and resurgent Paul Goydos (69), who was No. ...
St. Louis' 94 victories add up to world title (10/29/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Busch Stadium had pretty much cleared out by midnight. Just a couple hundred fans remained, hoping to personally greet the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. As horns honked beyond the center-field wall and around the Gateway Arch, a curious song started to play over the ballpark sound system...
Cards' offseason decisions will center around pitching (10/29/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have tasted postseason success, and they likely will have to pay for it now. St. Louis general manager Walt Jocketty's biggest challenge this offseason will be keeping the World Series champions on top while facing budget constraints. ...
Detroit continues winning ways against Blues (10/29/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Detroit avoided losing to another St. Louis team, getting two goals from Tomas Holmstrom off setups from Pavel Datsyuk in the Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Blues on Saturday night. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, fresh from a five-game World Series victory over the Tigers, dropped the ceremonial first puck. It failed to spur the Blues, who have lost eight of nine to the Red Wings the last two seasons...
Rested Rams hope to keep up pace in NFC West race (10/29/06)
The Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers found out they're not quite so invincible, after all. Feeling they were one of the NFL's elite teams, the Chargers went into Kansas City and fell behind 20-3, thanks to three first-quarter turnovers. They rallied to tie the game, but lost 30-27 on a last-second field goal...
Bonds among 59 players who filed on first day for free agency (10/29/06)
The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds is up for bids and on the open market. The slugger filed for free agency Saturday, an expected move as he prepares to test the waters and determine what teams might have interest -- and whether San Francisco will step up to try to keep him in a Giants uniform as he tries to break Hank Aaron's home run record next season...
Southeast climbs back to .500 and closer to Samuel's goal (10/29/06)
The first-year coach wants to send his seniors out with a wining record. After three weeks of futility -- although not unexpected, considering the competition -- the Southeast Missouri State football team revived its hopes for a rare winning season Saturday...
Do you believe in ghosts? (10/29/06)
The former hospital that's said to be haunted by those who died in it years ago. The murdered woman whose screams can be heard late at night. The horseman who travels the dark road in search of his head. Believe them or not, every town has its own ghost stories passed down from generations long ago...
Marie McElreath (10/29/06)
Marie E. McElreath, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel. Funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Betty East (10/29/06)
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Betty L. East, 79, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006. Born in Portageville, Mo., East was a resident of Brevard County for more than 20 years and was active in the community. She volunteered for Daily Bread, was a member of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed playing cards, swimming and going to happy hours with her friends...
William Lynn (10/29/06)
William Robert Lynn, 75, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 23, 1930, at Randles, Mo., son of Thomas W. and Lily M. Thompson Lynn. Lynn served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a boiler maker with local No. 27, retiring in 1988. Lynn was a member of the VFW Post in Festus, Mo. He moved to Cape Girardeau on Sept. 22, 2005...
Linna Eddleman (10/29/06)
ANNA, Ill. --Linna Eddleman, 80, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home.
Wright-Page (10/29/06)
Samantha Marie Wright and James William Page IV exchanged vows Sept. 9, 2006, at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion in St. Louis. The Rev. Bob Towner performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Bonnie Stepenoff of Cape Girardeau. Jim and Dana Page of Sedalia, Mo., are parents of the groom...
Jones-Maurer (10/29/06)
Lauren Kay Jones and Jeffrey James Maurer were married July 9, 2006, in the Barrel Room at the Villagio in Napa Valley, Calif. Dr. Bruce Tankersley of Marshall, Texas, performed the ceremony. Music was provided by the Lawrence String Quartet of San Francisco, Calif...
Schlossers celebrate 50 years (10/29/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schlosser of Scott City celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception Saturday at St. Augustine Parish Hall. Hosts were their children. Schlosser and Margie Burton were married Oct. 27, 1956, at St. Augustine Church by the Rev. Joe Keusenkothen...
Fire reports 10/29/06 (10/29/06)
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Police reports 10/29/06 (10/29/06)
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Out of the past 10-29-06 (10/29/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1981 According to Delta superintendent Jerry Waddle, a proposed 70-cent increase in the Delta School District operating levy is needed to continue the current level of school operations and programs, regardless of a possible merger or consolidation with the Chaffee School District...
A good man: Here are reasons to re-elect U.S. Sen. Jim Talent. (10/29/06)
About 46 years ago, with no previous immediate family or personal involvement in politics, I began to study our government and the elective and judicial processes. As a local Jaycee president and eventually vice president of the Missouri Jaycees, through Jaycee programs I became aware of Americanism and the threat by outside ideologies to our freedoms...
School safety (10/29/06)
The pervasive violence these days, particularly in popular TV shows, movies and video games, may or may not be to blame for deadly invasions of schools. We'll leave it to the experts to make that call. But what any parent of a school-age child senses is an ever-present awareness that random acts of mayhem are much more likely nowadays...
Amendment 2 clear on stem-cell facts (10/29/06)
To the editor: I keep reading letters with assertions about what Amendment 2 does and does not allow. The language of the proposed amendment is clear enough to be quoted and understood. The first paragraph of the amendment contains the following language on limitations to the research allowed:...
Shame on those who mimic disabled (10/29/06)
To the editor: I have been reading letters or articles regarding people with disabilities and the embryonic stem-cell debate that must be responded to. As an advocate for people with disabilities and a person who has lived with polio for 58 years, I am ashamed of those who indicate a person with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, polio or any other life-changing disability are playing the disabled card simply because we support embryonic stem-cell research along with adult stem-cell research.. ...
No proof of stem-cell successes (10/29/06)
To the editor: I am not a doctor or nurse. I'm a high school graduate. But I feel I have a lot to gain or lose on Amendment 2. I do a lot of doctoring and nursing in my daily life. My husband has Parkinson's disease. It is a horrific, debilitating, lonely disease that affects the whole family. ...
Speak Out 10/29/06 (10/29/06)
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