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Stories from Monday, November 6, 2006

Talent lobbies for voter support, rallies troops at Cape stop (11/06/06)
Two days before the midterm elections, U.S. Sen. Jim Talent made a final stop in Cape Girardeau Sunday asking voters for their support on Tuesday. During his visit to Cape Girardeau, Talent spoke about his accomplishments in the Senate and his record on issues like promoting renewable fuels, fighting methamphetamine and passing a Medicare prescription drug plan for seniors...
Bowls benefit raises $3,000 to fight hunger (11/06/06)
When Major Beth Stillwell of the Salvation Army arrived in Cape Girardeau three months ago, an Empty Bowls fund raiser was marked on her calendar. "I had no idea what it was," she said. "I thought, 'empty bowls, what is that?'" After the first ever Empty Bowls project on Sunday, Stillwell now knows. And she couldn't be more pleased with the event that raised more than $3,000 to fight hunger in Southeast Missouri...
Veterans Day events include memorial, speakers, parade (11/06/06)
By MATT SANDERS Southeast Missourian Veterans Day activities in the Southeast Missouri area will dedicate a revamped war memorial in Scott County, honor the memory of Jackson native Cpl. Jeremy Shank, who was killed this summer in Iraq, and celebrate veterans with a night of music and dancing at the Arena Building...
Girl Scouts ready for change in '07 (11/06/06)
As the 95th anniversary nears, the organization will undergo a transformation to modernize. By JENNIFER FREEZE Southeast Missourian When Kay Azuma was a Girl Scout troop leader in 1987, issues affecting a girl's life are a lot different than today...
Child-advocacy organization to restructure board (11/06/06)
By KYLE W. MORRISON Southeast Missourian Changes are in the works to help a Cape Girardeau-based child-advocacy center expand and improve services. Last month, the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence brought in an outside consultant to hold five focus groups where participants were asked questions about the organization...
Car crashes into Cape store, no injuries (11/06/06)
A car crashed through the side of a Cape Girardeau clothing store Monday morning. At 9:54 a.m., the front end of a Chevrolet Suburban plowed into the building, breaking through a wall and window of Thorngate LTD., Outlet Store, 10 N. Sprigg St. The store was closed at the time, and no one was injured. Additional information on the accident, including how the crash occurred, was not immediately available Monday morning...
A dreary morning (11/06/06)
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
7:30 p.m. today Jackson City Hall 101 Court St. Public hearings Action items Power and Light Committee Street committee...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
7 p.m. today Study Session, 5 p.m. Communications Public hearings Appearances Consent Ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Other...
Cape Girardeau County Commission 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
Cape Girardeau County Commission Agenda 9 a.m. Monday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square in Jackson Routine business Action items Discussion items and appointments...
Community briefs 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
Extension center offers nutrition program A nutrition program called "Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes" will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 Thursday and Nov. 16 and 30 at the University of Missouri Extension Center, 684 Jackson Trail, Jackson. Class size is limited. ...
Cape library announces its November events (11/06/06)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau Public Library has several events planned for this month, including:...
Community cuisine 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
Fried chicken served at United Church of Christ...
Cape firefighters make a special home delivery (11/06/06)
By CHRIS PAGANO Southeast Missourian Richard and Christa Francis of Cape Girardeau did not plan for their baby to be delivered at home. The couple had already been through hospital births of their two girls, Cameron, 7, and Ann'a, 5, and expected nothing out of the ordinary...
Military news 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
Army Guardsmen graduate from training...
Police: Crash kills 4, including 3 Boy Scouts (11/06/06)
The Associated Press SEBRELL, Va. -- Three Boy Scouts and an adult leader returning home from a camping trip were killed Sunday when their vehicle ran off a rural highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, state police said. John Oliver, 43, and three members of Boy Scout Troop 17 in Franklin died at the scene, said state police Sgt. ...
Judge tests authority to impose death penalty (11/06/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis County judge has become the first in Missouri to impose a death penalty without a jury recommendation since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2002 left it unclear if a judge could take such action. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Steven H. Goldman on Friday sentenced Scott McLaughlin to death for the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend, Beverly Guenther, in Earth City...
House control rides on election outcome (11/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- House control at stake, President Bush campaigned Sunday in endangered Republican districts across GOP-friendly middle America. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, hoping to become the first female speaker, stumped for Democratic challengers in the left-leaning Northeast...
Nation briefs 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
Prosecutors rejecting more FBI terror probes...
2 more bodies recovered at Reno hotel; death toll in city's deadliest fire rises to 11 (11/06/06)
The recovery effort will continue at least through today. By MARTIN GRIFFITH The Associated Press RENO, Nev. -- Two more bodies were recovered Sunday from the rubble of a downtown hotel, bringing the death toll to 11 in the city's deadliest fire. Officials said the toll could still rise...
Evangelist confesses after being fired (11/06/06)
The Rev. Ted Haggard's letter asked members of his church for forgiveness By COLLEEN SLEVIN The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Before the elders began explaining to the congregation at New Life Church why its founder wasn't there Sunday, the youngsters were sent out of the room...
World briefs 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
Power shortage leaves Europe in darkness...
Taiwanese leader denies he embezzled public money, apologizes for scandal (11/06/06)
By ANNIE HUANG The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's president refused to resign on Sunday and denied allegations that he and his wife had embezzled public money. But the opposition did not buy his defense and prepared to launch a new campaign to remove him from office...
Thousands march in embattled Mexican city (11/06/06)
By IOAN GRILLO The Associated Press OAXACA, Mexico -- Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched through this tense colonial city Sunday, demanding the security forces abandon camps they set up last week to end a five-month protest. Masked police officers clutching automatic weapons watched the protesters from rooftops as they marched to a plaza about a block away from the encampments, yelling "Get out federal police!"...
Dictator's trial verdict sets off anger, celebrations (11/06/06)
Saddam, 2 co-defendants sentenced to hang for Dujail killings. The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity on Sunday -- and sentenced to hang. The verdict set off celebrations in the streets of some Iraqi Shiite Muslim communities in Baghdad-- and anger among Sunni Muslims, who long looked to Saddam as their benefactor and protector...
Round-the-clock curfew keeps lid on Iraq's most restive areas (11/06/06)
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A round-the-clock curfew imposed ahead of the verdict against Saddam Hussein kept a relative peace in Iraq's most dangerous regions Sunday, but the U.S. military announced two more American deaths and police said 72 people were killed or found dead nationwide by daybreak...
Kelly places four players on all-state softball team (11/06/06)
Kelly's state final four run in softball helped the Hawks net four first-team all-state spots in the recently released Missouri Softball Coaches Association all-state team. Senior pitcher Kalie Hughes, senior catcher Summer Proctor, senior third baseman Brittany Ponder and sophomore outfielder Sarah Ruff all made the first team for Class 2...
Central strikes sour note before playoffs (11/06/06)
Southeast Missourian The Central football team is not quite heading into its first playoff appearance since 2003 on a high note. The Tigers, with a chance to break a string of two straight sub-.500 regular seasons, lost 25-14 Thursday night to a Sikeston team that had only one previous win...
Redhawks claim title, reach NCAA tournament (11/06/06)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team had been close to an NCAA tournament berth before, losing narrow decisions in the 2001 and 2002 Ohio Valley Conference tournament finals. But this year the Redhawks finally broke through...
KC's Cup runneth over (11/06/06)
Johnson rushed for 172 yards, becoming the second straight running back to punish the St. Louis Rams' defense in the Kansas City Chiefs' 31-17 victory on Sunday. It wasn't nearly enough. "I'm a little disappointed because I feel we did leave 200 yards of rushing on that field," Johnson said. "The way we were going out there and just pushing them backward and shakings things up, we should have done even more."...
Scott collects his first victory of year in PGA Tour's final event of season (11/06/06)
With a trophy in hand, Adam Scott can now call this his best year. His most consistent season was missing only a PGA Tour victory, and Scott took care of that Sunday in the final event, closing with a 4-under 66 to capture the Tour Championship in Atlnata by three shots over Jim Furyk...
Amid the changes, Kansas remains the favorite (11/06/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Any Big 12 school that's not making a dramatic conversion, or saying hello to an NBA-ready freshman, or at least nearing some historic milestone is just not keeping pace with the times. Like tectonic plates shifting continents around, change is transfiguring this league. From the Gulf of Mexico to the snow-covered caps of the Colorado Rockies, from the banks of the Mississippi to the plains of Oklahoma, almost nothing in the Big 12 will seem the same...
K's property hits the market (11/06/06)
K's Merchandise hasn't even closed yet, but the real-estate company charged with selling the building at 371 S. Broadview St. is already sending out feelers. After 10 years here, K's Merchandise will close soon, probably after the beginning of the year when the bulk of the merchandise is sold. But speculation has already started on what could go into the 87,000-square-foot building and what it will sell for...
'Nightly News' back on top (11/06/06)
By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Brian Williams has the smile of a man about to unleash a secret weapon. Or two. He's preparing for his first election night as NBC News' chief anchor Tuesday knowing he'll be flanked on the broadcast by his predecessor, Tom Brokaw, and Tim Russert, the Washington veteran popular for his plainspoken intensity during tense nights of vote counting...
'Borat' debuts with $26.4 million for first at box office (11/06/06)
By DAVID GERMAIN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh alter-ego Borat made glorious returns at the box office, surprising Hollywood with a No. 1 debut. "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," 20th Century Fox's big-screen incarnation of Cohen's Kazakh journalist from "Da Ali G Show," took in $26.4 million during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Closed-end funds can be everyman investing tool (11/06/06)
NEW YORK -- Closed-end funds have the misfortune to carry a name that connotes exclusivity, certainly not the more egalitarian overtones of a term like mutual fund. But closed-end funds aren't the province of Wall Street insiders and can be as much an everyman investment tool as mutual funds...
Can-do attitudes: Disabilities not stopping Missouri farmers (11/06/06)
NEW LONDON, Mo. -- In April 2005, Andy Leake was repairing a tractor when he slipped and fell flat on his back on a concrete slab. Two days later, when he leaned over to pick up a 50-pound bag of seed corn, his life changed. "I was in agonizing pain. It was terrible," said Leake, who uses a powered wheelchair as he runs a family farm of 2,800 acres in Ralls County, about 100 miles northwest of St. Louis. "I had pain across my chest. It was like a belt, all the way around."...
Pizza Hut wants to freshen look, improve delivery (11/06/06)
Pizza Hut is stepping up its Cape Girardeau presence with plans to have as many as three restaurants here within the next two years, including a new 4,500-square-foot store at North Pointe Plaza on North Kingshighway. Two years ago, A&D Management of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, bought the Pizza Huts in Cape Girardeau and Jackson and owns 11 Pizza Huts in Missouri. Now, the company wants to freshen its look, location and improve on delivery times...
Joseph Isaac (11/06/06)
Joseph Charles Isaac, 88, of Jackson died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at his residence in Jackson. He was born March 24, 1918, in Wise County, Va., the son of Joseph and Hannah Wakin Isaac. He and Alice Fisher were married on July 1, 1950, in Jackson, Tenn., and she survives...
Carl Frey (11/06/06)
Carl M. Frey, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Dec. 12, 1924, in St. Louis, the son of Virginia Drone and Charles Frey. Frey was an accountant and a veteran. Survivors include three daughters, Maureen Daniels of Richmond Heights, Mo., Jane Longinotti of Rolla, Mo. ...
Erma E. Martino (11/06/06)
Erma E. Martino, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Harley Johnson (11/06/06)
Harley Edward "Joe" Johnson, 82, passed away Nov. 3, 2006, at his home in Marble Hill. He was born April 20, 1924, in Glen Allen, the son of James Franklin and Minnie Bessie Thompson Johnson. He and Lena Maxine Myrick were married on Nov. 7, 1942. She died May 17, 1994. He and Joyce Crites Davis were married on June 2, 1995, and she survives...
Cape fire reports 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
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Cape police reports 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 11/6/06 (11/06/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 6, 1981 A Gordonville man associated with Cape Mercantile Bank in Cape Girardeau since its inception, Dewey Keller, was named recipient of the Friend of Agriculture Award at the 22nd annual Area Appreciation Night sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee last night...
Rescuing Hubble (11/06/06)
The Hubble Space Telescope has enabled scientists to make incredible discoveries since it was placed in orbit in 1990. The Hubble Deep Field is a point in the sky where 3,000 galaxies were found, some 10 billion years old. The Hubble Deep Field gives astronomers clues to how galaxies form...
Speak Out 11/06/06 (11/06/06)
Immigration cows Instead of amending the Patriot Act to put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration, just give every immigrant and terrorist a cow. Did a good job I think Oran police chief Marc Tragesser is doing a wonderful job. I hate to see him go, but he has to do what he has to do. ...
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