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Stories from Friday, November 3, 2006

More paying property tax in installments (11/03/06)
A program allowing Cape Girardeau County property owners to make their tax payments as installments instead of a lump sum grew substantially during the year, County Collector Diane Diebold said Thursday. About 180 residents have taken advantage of the program, which Diebold said helps people, especially those on a fixed income, manage their money...
Quake experts: Area on its own (11/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The swath of land from north of St. Louis down to Marked Tree, Ark., is roughly the size of Texas, much of it rural and all of it vulnerable to earthquakes. Speakers Thursday at the New Madrid Earthquake Conference in St. Louis had a tough message for most of the 11 million people who call this area home: You're on your own...
Sikeston infant's death may have been accidental (11/03/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Following the apparent accidental death of an infant in Sikeston, local authorities there were warning parents against sleeping with their young children. Benjamin Holstein, 1 month, was pronounced dead at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday at Missouri Delta Medical Center, according to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Thomas says state auditor's job not political 'stepping stone' (11/03/06)
Missouri's state auditor post has seemingly been a jumping-off point for politicians like former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond and even current auditor Claire McCaskill, who is running for the U.S. Senate. But Sandra Thomas, the Republican state auditor candidate who was in Cape Girardeau Thursday, said that's not the case for her...
Call center going in Sears site (11/03/06)
When Cape Girardeau native Chris Buehrle left Cape Girardeau years ago to start his own company, he never imagined his hometown would one day play such a prominent role in its expansion. But it has. On Thursday, Buehrle -- along with a slew of local economic development officials and government leaders -- announced that a new call center is coming to Cape Girardeau's Town Plaza that could create as many as 400 new jobs over the next few years...
View from the Delta Queen (11/03/06)
Passengers aboard the Delta Queen enjoyed a view of the Mississippi River and the Cape Girardeau riverfront while the paddlewheeler was docked Thursday. The boat was on its way south to Memphis. Another riverboat, the Mississippi Queen, is docked near St. Louis for deep cleaning after two disease outbreaks. Nearly 500 passengers disembarked in Cape Girardeau last month during the first outbreak...
Residents in northern Scott Co. will have to wait on water district (11/03/06)
Southeast Missourian Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4 is now another step closer to supplying water for some of county's southern residents. But northern Scott County residents may have a while to wait. In July, Scott County Public Water Supply District No. ...
Local briefs 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
Education to be topic at First Friday Coffee The subject of discussion this morning at the First Friday Coffee will be the findings of the state's Alliance on Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Education. The event is sponsored by the Cape Girar-deau Chamber of Commerce. ...
Southern Ill. county sheriff candidates focus on improving communication (11/03/06)
By KYLE W. MORRISON Southeast Missourian ANNA, Ill. -- In an open race for Union County sheriff, one challenger hopes to bring about change while the other plans to build on past successes of the department. Democrat David Livesay and Republican Steven J. Hoepker are vying for the open position left by a retiring David Nash...
Candidates for commission seat want to boost county's economy (11/03/06)
By RUDI KELLER Southeast Missourian CAIRO, Ill. -- At various times over the past year, motorists driving through Alexander County could spy a solitary figure walking along the road, sometimes carrying a sign touting his candidacy for county office...
Illinois sheriff's candidates aim to improve communications (11/03/06)
By KYLE W. MORRISON Southeast Missourian CAIRO, Ill. -- Regardless of who takes the Alexander County sheriff's seat on Tuesday, the county's residents will be the winners if the candidates' similar plans come to pass. Both Democrat David Barkett and Republican Richard Grapentin are pushing 24-hour sheriff communications as one of their main goals in the upcoming election...
Multiple-stabbing victim testifies in case (11/03/06)
Southeast Missourian MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A stabbing victim testified in court Wednesday that his alleged attacker stabbed him in the chest multiple times with little or no provocation. Charged with first-degree assault, Ralph R. Carnahan, 18, of Zalma, Mo., appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen for a preliminary hearing in Marble Hill...
State hunters asked to take out feral hogs (11/03/06)
The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- When it comes to killing off Missouri's wild hogs, conservation officials hope hunters will see the job not as a sport, but as a mission. Voracious, wily and known to carry disease, feral hogs can be killed without a permit at any time of the year in Missouri. In fact, the Department of Conservation encourages hunters to pick them off during firearms seasons for deer and turkeys...
Productivity growth hits skid while wage pressures mount (11/03/06)
WASHINGTON -- Growth in productivity -- the key ingredient for rising living standards -- skidded to a standstill in the late summer while workers' wages and benefits shot up at the fastest clip in more than two decades. The combination of slowing productivity and rising wages was seen as a formula for inflation troubles down the road. It could keep the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates any time soon and possibly lead to another increase...
Overseas hospitals becoming popular for American patients (11/03/06)
By MALCOLM FOSTER and MARGIE MASON The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India -- Dodie Gilmore is a spry 60-year-old who loves the outdoors, but when she could no longer straddle her faithful horse, River, she knew it was time for a new hip. But how could she afford it? As an independent contractor for a small Coldwell Banker real estate franchise in Durant, Okla., she knew her privately purchased health plan would never pay up to $40,000 for the operation...
Aura has V-6 power, handsome looks (11/03/06)
By ANN M. JOB The Associated Press Who would have guessed that Saturn would have one of the most stylish midsize sedans of the 2007 model year? The 2007 Saturn Aura looks good riding on its standard and sizable 17- and 18-inch wheels and tires. Replacing the forgettable Saturn L-Series that ended production for 2005, the new, five-passenger Aura also stands out with eye-catching rear styling with a high, European-styled trunk lid and light-emitting diode taillamps...
Report says seafood, other ocean life threatened by overfishing, pollution (11/03/06)
Ecologists, economists warn of potential "collapse" by 2048. By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Clambakes, crabcakes, swordfish steaks and even humble fish sticks could be little more than a fond memory in a few decades. If current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, the populations of just about all seafood face collapse by 2048, a team of ecologists and economists warns in a report in today's issue of the journal Science...
Bush's save-the-majority tour hits GOP outposts (11/03/06)
By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush, campaigner in chief for a party in peril, set out on a rescue mission for embattled candidates in the unlikeliest of places Thursday as Republicans struggled to minimize their losses in next week's elections...
FCC delays vote on AT&T plan to acquire BellSouth (11/03/06)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission delayed for a third time its vote on whether to let AT&T Inc. acquire BellSouth Corp., because it can't decide what conditions should be placed on the deal. The vote was scheduled for today, but the agency sent a notice Thursday night saying the item had been removed from the agenda...
Iran test-fires longer-range missile as part of new military maneuvers (11/03/06)
By NASSER KARIMI The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran test-fired dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3 that can reach Israel, in military maneuvers Thursday that it said were aimed at putting a stop to the role of world powers in the Persian Gulf region...
Tigers fall to Sikeston; Chaffee wins its third (11/03/06)
Gavillon Bland scored two second-half touchdowns to help host Sikeston pull away from playoff-bound Central 25-14 on Friday night. The Bulldogs (2-8) beat the Tigers (4-6) for the second time in three years in the Week 10 battles that conclude the regular season and district play...
Prep football: Conference standings (11/03/06)
SEMO Northern Division SEMO Southern Division SEMO Central Division MAFC Red Division MAFC White Division MAFC Blue Division Thursday's Games Sikeston 25, Central 14 St. Vincent 24, Hayti 13 Chaffee 39, Portageville 0 Caruthersville 30, Charleston 7...
Pressure no problem for Cubs in return trip to final four (11/03/06)
Despite winning 30 matches and bringing home a third-place trophy, Bell City's young volleyball team had trouble dealing with pressure at times last season. The Cubs players were disappointed following their performance at the Class 1 final four. A year later, the Cubs have already surpassed the 30-win mark -- Bell City is 34-1 and has reeled off 31 straight victories -- and are ready to shoot for the program's third state title when round-robin play for Class 1 gets under way at the state final four today in Warrensburg, Mo.. ...
St. Vincent knocks off Hayti in district title showdown (11/03/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- St. Vincent recovered a fumble deep in Hayti territory on the opening play of the game and did not look back in clinching the Class 1 District 2 football title Thursday with a 24-13 win at home. Hayti entered the game ranked No. 7 in Class 1 and sporting a 7-2 record...
Prep football: District standings (11/03/06)
District Standings Class 5 District 1 Class 4 District 1 Class 4 District 2 Class 3 District 1 Class 3 District 2 Class 2 District 1 Class 2 District 2 Class 1 District 1 (-- clinched district title and playoff berth)...
Redhawks have something to prove (11/03/06)
Perhaps Southeast Missouri State women's soccer coach Heather Nelson can use the snub for motivation. As the Redhawks prepared for tonight's semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, they received word Thursday that none of their players made the all-OVC first team...
Redhawks have something to prove (11/03/06)
Snubbed in all-OVC selections, Southeast takes on Samford today. BY MARTY MISHOW Southeast Missourian Perhaps Southeast Missouri State women's soccer coach Heather Nelson can use the snub for motivation. As the Redhawks prepared for tonight's semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, they received word Thursday that none of their players made the all-OVC first team...
Area sports digest 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
Noon Optimist League registration Saturday Final registration for the Cape Noon Optimist Indoor Soccer League will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the offices of Bradshaw, Steele, Cochrane and Berens, located at 3113 Independence St. in Cape Girardeau...
Kenseth, Johnson might make it a two-man Chase (11/03/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- What looked to be a wide-open Chase for the championship last week might actually only be a two-man race to the title. It would be fitting if it indeed comes down to a race between Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, because they were the best of the field during the regular season. The two combined to hold down the top spot in the standings for the entire 26 weeks before the Chase started...
Durant, Goosen share lead at blustery Tour Championship (11/03/06)
ATLANTA -- Look at all the fun Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are missing. An end-of-the-year bash for the top 30 on the PGA Tour money list turned into a final exam Thursday at the Tour Championship. Retief Goosen and Joe Durant shared the lead at 2-under 68, the highest score to lead an opening round at East Lake, and only six other players managed to break par in cool, blustery conditions...
Louisville claims key win over West Virginia (11/03/06)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Welcome to the national championship hunt, Louisville. Brian Brohm threw for 354 yards and a touchdown, and the fifth-ranked Cardinals took advantage of key mistakes by No. 3 West Virginia for an impressive 44-34 victory Thursday night that could give them an inside track to the Bowl Championship Series title game...
Blues, Legace turn back Avs (11/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Manny Legace made 44 saves and Bill Guerin scored twice, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Doug Weight assisted on all four St. Louis goals, giving him nine assists in his last five games. Dan Hinote and Bryce Salvador also scored for the Blues...
Success for Nebraska's Callahan hinges on Saturday's outcome (11/03/06)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- For all the talk about games against Southern California and Texas being measuring sticks for Nebraska, there is none bigger for Bill Callahan this season than Saturday's meeting with Missouri. The Cornhuskers were the preseason pick to win the North and advance to the Big 12 championship game for the first time since 1999. But two straight losses have rattled the Huskers' considerable fan base, which was expecting tangible improvement in Callahan's third year as coach...
Crossing Borders (11/03/06)
On most First Fridays, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is a place where visitors can see the creations of one or two featured artists and the ongoing display by the many artists of the local Visual Arts Cooperative. But on a few First Fridays each year, the arts council's wall space becomes a backdrop for artists whose styles are as divergent as their places of residence...
A frog and his computer (11/03/06)
Making analogies is not my strong suit. But I've been making them for about two weeks now. Solid. The reason, kind and gentle readers, can be summed up in two words: New computers. Not just new computers, but new computer guts too. In the world of high-class computing, I'm sure there is a proper word, or maybe even a whole batch of them, that refer to what I call "computer guts." But you get a sense, I think, of my loss to express myself in computerese...
A rock 'n' roll void (11/03/06)
This month there are two bands I want to see, badly -- Wolfmother and My Morning Jacket. In an ideal world I could jump in my car, drive for 30 minute, jump out, rush to claim my spot at the front of the arena floor and wait for my brains to be rocked out of my head...
Everyone's a critic - 'Saw III' (11/03/06)
Four stars (out of four) It is time for another game with the psychotic mastermind Jigsaw. With each film in the "Saw" series, things get a little more dark and a little more twisted. Jigsaw's plan to make people who take life for granted see the error of their ways and appreciate it is taken to a whole new level. Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda's obsession with him is explained in flashes back to the previous films, as we see how their relationship developed...
Jackman gets flushed (11/03/06)
In Dreamworks upcoming release, "Flushed Away," we are taken inside the depths of London's sewer system where the mice definitely play. This CGI film, using the style of "Wallace and Gromit," will provide an enjoyable adventure for audiences everywhere. Leading the voice-over talent is X-man turned preppy mouse Hugh Jackman. Lad and I had a chance to talk to him about his career and his involvement with the film...
Crossing borders (11/03/06)
On most First Fridays, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is a place where visitors can see the creations of one or two featured artists and the ongoing display by the many artists of the local Visual Arts Cooperative. But on a few First Fridays each year, the Arts Council's wall space becomes a backdrop for artists whose styles are as divergent as their places of residence...
American Indian art on display (11/03/06)
By MATT SANDERS Southeast Missourian Mike and Glinda Seabaugh love art, but they see something missing from the local art scene that has blossomed in recent years. Local art lovers can see a large spectrum of work when the art galleries in Cape Girardeau that open their doors on the First Friday of every month. But the Seabaughs think an important art culture is underrepresented -- Native American art...
Artifacts 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
Southeast dance concert begins Nov. 10...
Tom Cruise and producing partner to run revitalized UA (11/03/06)
By GARY GENTILE The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner have been put in charge of United Artists, a film studio that was formed nearly 90 years ago by Hollywood actors including Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford...
Hester Phillips (11/03/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hester M. Phillips, 75, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 30, 1931, at Silver Lake, Mo., daughter of Romanus and Theresa Deming Duvall. She and Melvin J. Phillips were married Sept. 7, 1949. He died Jan. 15, 1984...
Carl Hubbs (11/03/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Carl L. Hubbs, 78, of Anna and formerly of Quincy, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Union County Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1928, at Wolf Lake, Ill., son of Robert and Della Veach Hubbs. Hubbs was a member of Grandview Baptist Church...
Betty McCommons (11/03/06)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Betty June McCommons, 80, of Dongola died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. She was born Sept. 25, 1926, at Millcreek, Ill., daughter of Elbert O. and Clair Verneal Jordan Hileman. She and Ira "Jod" McCommons were married Nov. 8, 1941, in Jackson...
Ruth Johnson (11/03/06)
Ruth Ann Johnson, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1962, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Johnny Lee Edward and Lubertha Hilton Johnson Sr. Johnson attended Central High School, and was a member of Christ Church of the Heartland...
Maxine Graham (11/03/06)
Maxine Marie Graham passed away Sept. 29, 2006, at her residence at Sunrise Assisted Living in Hermosa Beach, Calif., at the age of 93. She was born in Benton, Mo., June 23, 1913. Her parents were George W. Pearman, longtime president of the Bank of Oran, and Goldie Rutledge Pearman...
Mamie Schmidt (11/03/06)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Mamie Sue Schmidt, 48, of Frohna died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 13, 1958, in Perryville, Mo., daughter of Walter and Willa (Golden) Gerler. Survivors include a daughter, April Woods of Austin, Texas; a son, Jade Schmidt of St. Louis; two brothers, Ralph Gerler of Mexico, Mo., and Ray Gerler of Altenburg, Mo...
Oma Bailey (11/03/06)
Oma L. Bailey, 95, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1911, in Calico Rock, Ark., daughter of Rufus B. and Estel Cockran Freeman. She and Joseph Eugene Bailey were married Feb. 12, 1929. He died June 7, 1989...
James Eastwood (11/03/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- James C. Eastwood, 81, of Chaffee died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at his home. There is no public service. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Freeman (11/03/06)
Barbara Freeman, 65, of Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of Alvin and Clarine McGee Howell. She and Boyce Freeman were married March 6, 1957, in Bell City, Mo. She was a member of Christian Faith Fellowship...
Betty Pierce (11/03/06)
Betty J. Pierce, 72, of Creve Coeur, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Delmar Gardens of Creve Coeur. She was born May 23, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Chester and Hazel Turner Jones. She and Melvin Pierce were married in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death...
Cape/Jackson police reports 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
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Out of the past 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 3, 1981 Not in recent history, if ever, has the Cape Girardeau Police Department hosted as many convicted felons as are now in custody here; there are 13 prisoners spending time in the city jail, and 10 have already been convicted of crimes ranging from capital murder to sodomy and robbery; the city is obliging the Missouri State Penitentiary and the State Training Center for Men at Moberly, Mo., by holding the prisoners while cases in which they are involved are being heard in federal court here.. ...
Nevada rules: Amendment 2 and Missouri's reputation (11/03/06)
Amendment 2 proposes to strip the Missouri Legislature of most powers to regulate medical experimentation on cloned human embryos. Although Amendment 2 raises other issues, it raises a concern that has not yet been discussed enough: Missouri's reputation. Amendment 2 may make Missouri the Nevada of medical experimentation...
A time to reflect (11/03/06)
House Speaker Tip O'Neill once observed that "all politics is local politics." Since then, a good many newspaper editors have paraphrased O'Neill's remark: "All news is local." That is never more true than when the news involves one of our own...
A time to reflect (11/03/06)
House Speaker Tip O'Neill once observed that "all politics is local politics." Since then, a good many newspaper editors have paraphrased O'Neill's remark: "All news is local." That is never more true than when the news involves one of our own...
Winning back the American dream (11/03/06)
To the editor: From 1947 through 1973, production increases were closely mirrored by worker income, effectively tracking each other. Beginning in 1974, as production increases continued, worker income started stagnating, while over the last 30 years CEO pay has risen 700 percent. This practice of trickle-up economics has got to be stopped as Big Business practices its "they make it, we take it" mentality...
Bush proves anyone can be prez (11/03/06)
To the editor: Chad Craft posed the question, "What exactly have the war protesters been right about?" I assume Craft is referring to those protesting the Iraq invasion, since this part of the so-called war on terror has been the focus of most of the protest. ...
Vote for America, not a party (11/03/06)
To the editor: The op-ed piece by Gary Rust was to tell us the reasons to re-elect Sen. Jim Talent. The only reason I saw in the piece was that Rust thinks Talent is a good guy. My reason for wanting to fire Talent can be checked out at any time by going online and looking at his voting record. Talent has:...
Speak Out 11/3/06 (11/03/06)
Military is let down...
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