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Stories from Saturday, November 4, 2006

Striping work on U.S. 61 in Cape and Jackson completed (11/04/06)
By SCOTT MOYERS Southeast Missourian Drivers have been unnerved by the noticeable absence of roadway striping on portions of U.S. 61 -- East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson and Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau -- but state road crews have put the lines back in place...
Police dog captures fugitive in 5 minutes (11/04/06)
The Scott County Sheriff's Department's new canine has been on active duty for about a month and half. By KYLE W. MORRISON Southeast Missourian Lance Farrow had nowhere to run. After leaping from a 14-foot-high bridge, he took off running from Scott City police officers who pulled him over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Opponents in race for state representative focus their campaigns on business climate (11/04/06)
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- State Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Harrisburg Democrat, says he's worked to bring jobs to Southern Illinois. But his Republican opponent, Rhonda Belford of Rosiclare, Ill., contends he hasn't done enough to improve the business climate and the economy in Illinois' largest geographical district...
115th District race pits Republican against Green Party candidate (11/04/06)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A fixture in Southern Illinois politics, state Rep. Mike Bost has served in the legislature for more than a decade. First elected in 1994, the Republican is once again seeking re-election to the 115th House District seat. He faces a challenge from Green Party candidate Charlie Howe, 62, of Carbondale, Ill...
Disney On Ice returns to Show Me Center (11/04/06)
By MATT SANDERS Southeast Missourian Eleven years have passed since Disney on Ice visited Cape Girardeau. On Thursday the event will return with a show commemorating Disney's 100th anniversary. The Disney on Ice "100 Years of Magic" tour will visit the Show Me Center Thursday through Nov. 12, with a theatrical performance featuring characters as old as Mickey Mouse and as new as the fish Nemo from "Finding Nemo."...
Heartland Pops presents Christmas concert (11/04/06)
The Heartland Pops Orchestra and Chorus will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Cape First Church. This year's guest choir will be the Notre Dame Regional Concert Choir under the direction of Ellen Seyer. The special guest narrator for the concert will be KFVS12 anchor Ryan Tate. The concert will feature Christmas music and non-Christmas music from "Les Miserables" and Andrew Lloyd Webber. For more information, call Jerry Ganiel at 579-6127 or Janell Hinkebein at 243-3367...
Cape County commission action 11/4/06 (11/04/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY COMMISSION ACTION Thursday Routine business Discussion items and appointments Items not on agenda...
Ill. appellate court election hinges on type of experience (11/04/06)
By KYLE W. MORRISON Southeast Missourian Tuesday's election for Illinois Appellate Court judge comes down not to who has the most experience, but what kind of experience each candidate has. Judge Stephen McGlynn is hoping to retain his post as appellate judge for the 5th Appellate District, which encompasses Illinois' 37 southernmost counties. He was appointed to the court in July of 2005...
Plight of the humble bee (11/04/06)
By MARK BLISS Southeast Missourian Grant Gillard carefully pulls out a wooden frame from a box crowded with bees. The frame, one of several in the box, is covered with a honeycomb. Even on a cold November day, some of Gillard's bees fly in and out of the entrances to the hives at a grassy site east of Interstate 55 near Fruitland. The box is one of about 120 hives the Jackson man maintains at about 10 sites in Cape Girardeau County...
Area Zonta Club honors two at awards luncheon (11/04/06)
Judith Farris received the Celebration Award; Jeanine Larson Dobbins received the Women of Achievement Award. By CHRIS PAGANO Southeast Missourian A former opera singer and a literacy director were honored Friday at the third annual Zonta Women of Achievement luncheon at the Plaza Conference Center...
Mizzou biologist's research called into question (11/04/06)
The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An investigation is looking into the reliability of life science research conducted by a team led by the University of Missouri-Columbia's recognized expert in reproductive biology, the Columbia Tribune reported...
Missouri man hunts for gold, builds from iron (11/04/06)
Warsaw man's life shaped by working with metals. By SARAH DANIEL The Sedalia Democrat WARSAW, Mo. -- The smell of hot metal hangs in the air as sparks fly. Roger Rice, 61, of Warsaw, uses a blowtorch to trace a pattern of a hummingbird on a flower that he has drawn on a metal plate. The hummingbird and flower fall from the plate and onto the floor of the metal shop scattered with tools, projects to complete and long iron rods of all diameters...
Political system flush with cash heading into final days of campaign (11/04/06)
By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Wealthy Americans and legions of small donors are helping finance an onslaught of last-minute political advertising and a fierce voter turnout drive over the next three days, closing out a midterm election that is projected to cost more than $2.6 billion...
Urban cowboy lassos bull after 10-hour chase in New Jersey (11/04/06)
By WAYNE PARRY The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. -- It took an urban cowboy from the farms of South Africa to corral and lasso a 600-pound bull running loose Friday in the streets of New Jersey's largest city. For Denton Infield, now an animal control officer, rounding up wayward cattle was second nature, even if the scene was not...
Evangelist says he bought meth, denies gay sex claim (11/04/06)
By CATHERINE TSAI The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Rev. Ted Haggard said Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a male prostitute. But the Christian evangelist insisted he threw the drugs away and never had sex with the man...
Rep. Ney resigns from Congress (11/04/06)
By DAVID HAMMER The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio, who pleaded guilty last month in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, resigned from Congress on Friday. The Ohio Republican, who had been pressed to quit by fellow lawmakers, sent a letter of resignation to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, according to Ney's chief of staff, David Popp...
Iraq cancels leave for military officers in advance of Saddam verdict (11/04/06)
By STEVEN R. HURST The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq canceled leave Friday for all military officers two days before an expected verdict -- and possible death sentence -- in the trial of Saddam Hussein. For the second time this week, a top Bush administration official huddled with the Iraqi prime minister...
Wranglers lead herd of stranded horses to safety from flood (11/04/06)
By PETER DEJONG The Associated Press MARRUM, Netherlands -- A herd of horses marooned on a lowland knoll for three days by rising floodwaters waded to safety on Friday, led by wranglers following an underwater path marked out by half-submerged stakes...
Saxony Lutheran begins pursuit of third straight title (11/04/06)
Three years ago, members of the first-year boys cross country program Saxony Lutheran studied pictures of the state course at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City, Mo., they took off the back of a T-shirt. Now, a fourth-place trophy and back-to-back state titles later, the Crusaders feel like home at the course where they will try to wrap up their third consecutive title today...
Final four starts on rough note for Cubs (11/04/06)
The Bell City volleyball team fell in its first two matches in round-robin play Friday in the Class 1 state final four in Warrensburg, Mo., and had to settle for a spot in today's third-place match. The Cubs (34-3-1) lost their first five sets of the day before salvaging their sixth and final game. Bell City's 1-5 mark Friday set up a third-place match at 9 a.m. today against Osceola, which also won just one of six games...
A better exhibition (11/04/06)
It was only an exhibition -- but that's the way Scott Edgar no doubt envisions his first Southeast Missouri State basketball team playing all the time. One night after Southeast struggled to beat Division III Westminster, Edgar's "Fast and Furious" style clicked on virtually all cylinders...
Southeast women top Samford in OT to reach final round (11/04/06)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Before this year, Southeast Missouri State had never beaten Samford in women's soccer. That all changed Friday night -- and now the Redhawks are one win away from their first NCAA tournament berth. The Redhawks overcame a 2-0 second-half deficit and scored the game-winning goal with just 26 seconds left in the second sudden-death overtime period to stun top-seeded and host Samford 3-2 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
Southeast routs Lambuth in exhibition (11/04/06)
B.J. Smith expected his retooled Southeast Missouri State women to receive a solid test in their only exhibition game. Consider the exam passed with flying colors. The Redhawks, who lost six key seniors from last year's Ohio Valley Conference championship and NCAA tournament team, looked like they hadn't missed a beat in crushing Lambuth 87-61 Friday night at the Show Me Center...
Redhawks aim to bring down OVC co-leader Tenn.-Martin (11/04/06)
Southeast Missouri State will try to disrupt Tennessee-Martin's storybook football season tonight. And in the process, the Redhawks will attempt to move closer to a rare winning campaign. Those are the major plot lines surrounding the 6 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference game at Houck Stadium...
Southeast to honor Hall of Famers today at Show Me Center (11/04/06)
Four individuals and the 1976 baseball team will be inducted into the Southeast Missouri State Athletic Hall of Fame today at the Show Me Center. The ceremony is scheduled for 2:45 p.m., with a reception at 2 p.m. The Hall of Fame inductees will also be introduced at tonight's football game, when Southeast hosts Tennessee-Martin at 6 p.m. at Houck Stadium...
Scott, Durant tied for lead at Tour Championship (11/04/06)
Adam Scott tried to keep stress out of his round on Friday, and he did that by keeping his ball out of the rough. The result was a 3-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead with Joe Durant in the Tour Championship. One of eight players in the 27-man field without a PGA Tour victory this year, Scott put himself in position to change that by making only one mistake on another chilly Atlanta afternoon amid the golden flora of East Lake...
Maddux collects 16th Gold Glove (11/04/06)
NEW YORK -- Greg Maddux has become a constant in an era of change. The slick-fielding pitcher won his 16th Gold Glove on Friday, tying the record shared by pitcher Jim Kaat and third baseman Brooks Robinson. "I take great pride in my fielding," Maddux said. "This award means a lot to me."...
MU seeks rare win today at Nebraska (11/04/06)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Missouri looks to get its season back on track at a place where it hasn't won since 1978. The Tigers visit Nebraska today, with the winner earning sole possession of first place in the Big 12 North. Missouri (7-2, 3-2) opened with six straight wins but has lost two of its last three, including last week's mistake-filled 26-10 defeat to Oklahoma. The loss knocked the Tigers out of the Top 25...
Encouraging prayer (11/04/06)
In her own quiet way Doris Pekarek is helping people become closer to God. Pekarek, who is retired from the former Hecht's store shoe department, makes rosaries. Then she gives them away, mostly to children, people who are ill or handicapped, or who seem like they need a little prayer...
Hobbs Chapel celebrates burning of mortgage (11/04/06)
By LINDA REDEFFER Southeast Missourian What began with a fire concluded with a burning. On Nov. 26, 1992, the 100-year-old Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church, 3024 State Highway 177, was destroyed by fire. The congregation worshipped for three years in the activity building while members made plans to build a new church...
Seeking truth among the ugliness (11/04/06)
The other day I was waiting to renew my driver's license. The person ahead of me in line began to get into an argument with the clerk: Customer: "You called me a liar!" Clerk: "You can't cuss in this office!" For those of us waiting, it was a time of feet shuffling and looking away. ...
Rita Mayfield (11/04/06)
Rita Ann Mayfield, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 8, 1953, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Clarence A. and Alma B. Schwartz LeGrand. She and John Mayfield were married March 14, 1981, at Cape Girardeau...
Melissa Urick (11/04/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Melissa D. Urick, 53, of Poplar Bluff died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 23, 1953, at Griffin, Ga., daughter of Louis and Emily West Futch. She and Lloyd Jacob Urick were married April 8, 1999, at Bloomfield, Mo., and he preceded her in death...
Marge St. Mary (11/04/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Margaret M. "Marge" St. Mary, 62, of Morehouse, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 7, 1944, near Fayette, Ala., to the late Eulas Clinton and Sylvia Roseddie Tidwell Hubbert...
Betty Lishman (11/04/06)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- Betty Joyce Lishman, 60, of rural Bertrand died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at her home. She was born April 1, 1946, at New Madrid, Mo., daughter of Willam Junior and Clentine Black Blaize Neal. She and Johnny Ray Lishman were married March 19, 1987...
Emma Bartels (11/04/06)
Emma J. Bartels, 96, of Jackson died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the Monticello House. Arrangements are pending at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
George Sanders (11/04/06)
George L. Sanders, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
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Out of the past 11-4-06 (11/04/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1981 In an extremely light vote yesterday, Cape Girardeans adopted a city charter by a 6-to-1 margin; at Jackson and Delta, school propositions went down to defeat; for the second time in three months, a proposed $1.5 million bond issue to finance additions to three Jackson schools failed...
Pitching in (11/04/06)
Early last month, the Rev. Jeff Williams and his wife Abby has just sold their house in Jackson with plans to move into the loft of the garage of the house they were building themselves near Gordonville. The garage hadn't been completed yet, but they still had time...
Appeasement isn't the answer (11/04/06)
To the editor: According to Joy Bell, "If security is the goal, we should vote for those who'll demand diplomacy." If history serves me right, diplomacy has been used in an attempt to appease terror before. On Sept. 29, 1938, Neville Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich agreement with Hitler. ...
Speak Out 11/04/06 (11/04/06)
Grossly inaccurate SEN. JOHN Kerry's remarks about the "uneducated" being "stuck in Iraq" shows how ignorant he is about today's military. Serving in our military is an honor. Military service is chosen by many of our best and brightest. Think of all of the physicians, nurses, police officers and others in our communities who serve selflessly) because these highly educated individuals believe in a higher purpose than forwarding their own agendas. ...
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