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Stories from Friday, November 17, 2006

Corrected crossword clues 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Today's corrected crossword puzzle from the newspaper...
Accident snarls traffic for concert at Show Me Center (11/17/06)
All it took was two cars to make many concertgoers late for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert Wednesday night near the Show Me Center. A traffic accident backed up concert traffic along Sprigg Street. Some motorists waited more than 30 minutes to travel the distance from Broadway to the Show Me Center along Sprigg Street...
SEMO student shot at Cape store (11/17/06)
Prosecutors file charges in early morning shooting on North Sprigg St.
Fiction by phone (11/17/06)
Sara Schmidt is a published author. But you won't find her work on any bookshelf. Schmidt, a 24-year-old Southeast Missouri State University student, writes and edits articles for Youth Noise, an online site whose mission is to empower young adults to better the planet...
Cape Girardeau county commission action 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Cape Girardeau County Commission action for Nov. 16
Shoppers wait in cold for hot game console (11/17/06)
To some they're video game fanatics standing out in the cold, but on eBay they're entrepreneurs. Beginning as early as 8 a.m. Wednesday, shoppers braved the wind and rain outside electronics stores in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, waiting for a chance to buy one of the few PlayStation 3 video game systems made available by Sony this morning...
Three craft fairs to take place in Cape this weekend (11/17/06)
Three craft fairs will take place this weekend at locations throughout Cape Girardeau. The first begins today, the three-day 11th Annual Crafts, Gifts and Collectibles Show at the Bavarian Halle off Interstate 55 exit 105. The show takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. ...
Missing witness forces the dismissal of shooting charges against three men (11/17/06)
Missing witness forces dismissal of charges against three defendants accused of spraying several Cape Girardeau residences with gunfire.
Low temps bring Cape's first snowfall of season (11/17/06)
Southeast Missouri residents got their first real -- if brief -- taste of winter Thursday morning, as light snow flurries fell briefly after a night that saw rain mixed with ice. Several Cape Girardeau residents reported light snowfall Thursday morning and over-night drivers reported icy rain Wednesday night...
Midwest hotel chain drops CNN over Iraq sniper video (11/17/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Midwest hotel chain has pulled CNN and CNN Headline News from its guest rooms and lobbies in response to the cable network's broadcast of an insurgent video showing Iraqi snipers shooting at U.S. troops. The Oct. 18 CNN broadcast, which featured edited portions of a tape the network said it obtained from the Islamic Army of Iraq rebel group, crossed the line from journalism to propaganda, said James Thompson, president of the Iowa-based Stoney Creek Hospitality Corp...
Ford joins busy crossover SUV market (11/17/06)
Tired of lumbering, fuel-thirsty sport utility vehicles? Fords new Edge crossover SUV is a comfortable-driving, tall wagon with more carlike traits than SUV brawn. Just introduced for 2007, the Edge offers all-wheel drive and the visibility and security of sitting up decently above the pavement. It also has five well-cushioned seats and a flexible cargo area...
Big drop in gas prices pushes costs down (11/17/06)
WASHINGTON -- A big drop in gas prices pushed consumer costs down for a second straight month, and factories staged a modest rebound -- signs the Federal Reserve is managing to stem inflation without pushing the country into recession. Consumer prices dropped by a bigger-than-expected 0.5 percent last month, matching the September decline, the Labor Department reported Thursday. It marked the first back-to-back decreases in consumer inflation since November and December of last year...
Hoyer wins race to be House majority leader for Democrats (11/17/06)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats picked Rep. Steny Hoyer to be House majority leader on Thursday, spurning Rep. Nancy Pelosi's handpicked choice moments after unanimously backing her election as speaker when Congress convenes in January. A Marylander and 25-year veteran of Congress, Hoyer defeated Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania in a vote of 149-86...
DeLay's successor says staff deleted records and files (11/17/06)
HOUSTON -- The newest member of Congress, who is temporarily filling former Majority Leader Tom DeLay's Texas seat, wants an investigation into the destruction of computer files in her office by staffers she inherited from DeLay. Rep. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, R-Texas, said the staffers resigned en masse and walked out Tuesday, a day after she was sworn in to fill DeLay's seat for the next seven weeks. ...
World briefs 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Indiana mom arrested in deaths of her children ELKHART, Ind. -- The mother of four young children found dead in their home was arrested Thursday in connection with their deaths, police said. Angelica Alvarez, who was found unconscious next to the bodies of her two daughters and two sons in the basement of their home Tuesday, was placed under arrest in the hospital where she has been in critical condition. ...
Bush opens visit to Vietnam (11/17/06)
HANOI, Vietnam -- President Bush, opening a visit today to the wartime capital of this once-divided country, stirred inevitable comparisons between the unpopular war raging in Iraq and the divisive war fought and lost in Vietnam more than three decades ago...
Agreement reached for a joint peacekeeping force for Darfur (11/17/06)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- African, Arab, European and U.N. leaders agreed in principle Thursday to a joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region. Sudan, which has strongly opposed allowing U.N. troops in the country, did not give the plan its unreserved approval because officials needed to consult with their superiors, said the country's U.N. ambassador, Abdul Mahmoud Abdelhaleem...
Top scientists say man may need to dirty skies to shield against warming (11/17/06)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- If the sun warms the Earth too dangerously, the time may come to draw the shade. The "shade" would be a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere to help cool the planet. This over-the-top idea comes from prominent scientists, among them a Nobel laureate. The reaction here at the U.N. conference on climate change is a mix of caution, curiosity and some resignation to such "massive and drastic" operations, as the chief U.N. climatologist describes them...
World briefs 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Brazil probe: Warning systems failed in crash BRASILIA, Brazil -- Warning systems failed on both an executive jet and a commercial airliner before the two planes collided in September and the larger plane crashed, killing 154 people in Brazil's worst air disaster, an Air Force investigator said Thursday. ...
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi fears country nearing precipice (11/17/06)
LONDON -- Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi fears his country -- wracked by sectarian bloodshed and terrorism -- is nearing a precipice but says dividing the nation along ethnic and religious lines would only worsen the violence. The first prime minister to take office following Saddam Hussein's ouster said his country was slipping into a chaotic level of violence -- a situation he said he never anticipated...
Vatican reaffirms value of celibacy for priests at summit (11/17/06)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican on Thursday reaffirmed the value of celibacy for priests after a summit led by Pope Benedict XVI that was spurred by a married African archbishop who has been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. The three-hour meeting's conclusions "were not a change in how the present rules [on celibacy] are applied," the Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said by telephone...
Redhawks stay alive in five-set thriller (11/17/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Despite losing both matches against Murray State during the regular season, Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach Renata Nowacki was confident the Redhawks could turn the tables on the Racers on Thursday afternoon. Nowacki was right. Southeast, seeded last for the six-team Ohio Valley Conference tournament, upset the third-seeded Racers in a first-round, five-game thriller...
A true ACC heavyweight pays a visit (11/17/06)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team was a bit sluggish in its home opener Tuesday night, needing a second-half rally to slip past Central Arkansas 64-60. Acting head coach Josh Ishee and his players know it will take a much better performance tonight if the Redhawks (1-1) hope to pull off a major upset...
Redhawks head for Alaska tourney (11/17/06)
By the time Southeast Missouri State gets back from Alaska early next week, Scott Edgar expects to have a better grasp on his first Redhawks squad. "I hope when we return that I'll have a much better idea, a much more solid idea, of what combinations to put out there," said Edgar, the Redhawks' first-year coach. "I think this tournament, playing three games in three days, is going to be very good for us."...
Redhawks sign pair of players (11/17/06)
The Southeast softball team landed two players during the recent early signing period, including the sister of former Southeast baseball star and current minor league player Zach Borowiak. Allie Borowiak, from Nashville, Ill., was an all-conference and all-region utility player last year as a freshman at John A. Logan College, where she batted .350...
Samford fires Gray after 3-8 season (11/17/06)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford fired football coach Bill Gray Thursday, less than a week after he completed his sixth season with a 55-7 loss to rival Jacksonville State. Gray, who was elevated to interim coach midway through the 2001 season, posted a 27-33 record with the Division I-AA program. The Bulldogs finished the season 3-8 and won only one game in the Ohio Valley Conference...
Hart stopper? (11/17/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The only time little big-man Michael Hart has come up small during his three years at Michigan has been against Ohio State. The 5-foot-9 Hart is the nation's sixth-leading rusher, and his return to good health is a huge reason No. 2 Michigan is unbeaten and playing for a spot in the national title game Saturday against top-ranked Ohio State...
No. 8 Mountaineers defeat Pitt (11/17/06)
PITTSBURGH -- West Virginia stars Pat White and Steve Slaton weren't satisfied with running all over rival Pittsburgh. Now they're teaming up as a pass combination in a rivalry they've made one-sided with two spectacular games. White and Slaton crossed up Pitt by teaming as a passing combination in a high-scoring first half, then put away the Panthers with a string of long runs in a comeback second half to lead No. 8 West Virginia's 45-27 victory Thursday night...
Cards set record with Series share (11/17/06)
NAPLES, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals cashed in at the World Series, earning more money than any other team in history. St. Louis split $20.02 million for beating the Detroit Tigers. A full share of that was worth $362,173, the commissioner's office said Thursday. That was nearly $40,000 more than what White Sox players received last year...
Spiezio signs two-year contract (11/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Spiezio and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract on Thursday, keeping one of the team's top reserves with the World Series champions. The deal includes a club option for 2009. The 34-year-old Spiezio revived his career with the Cardinals last season. He signed a minor league contract and made the team as a utility player, making 61 starts and playing five positions. The switch-hitter batted .272 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs in 119 games...
Santana is unanimous choice for second Cy (11/17/06)
NEW YORK -- Johan Santana swept the Cy Young ballot the same way he buzzed through batters all season. Santana won the AL Cy Young Award on Thursday for the second time in three years, and the Minnesota Twins' ace was a unanimous choice once again...
Miyazato leads LPGA's big payday event (11/17/06)
The first of Morgan Pressel's many challenges Thursday came on the opening hole, when she knocked a birdie putt 6 feet past the cup. "I was a little brain-dead," Pressel said. At least she recovered nicely -- a theme for her opening round at the ADT Championship...
Contenders ready to pounce on any Johnson misfortune (11/17/06)
MIAMI -- The way this Chase for the championship has gone, no one should be conceding the Nextel Cup title to Jimmie Johnson just yet. Granted, his 63-point lead over Matt Kenseth means Johnson will need a total collapse in Sunday's season finale to give his first title away. But this third year of the Chase has been a wild one, in which no driver has been immune from issues...
Blues suffer loss to Oilers (11/17/06)
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Marc-Andre Bergeron scored his first two goals of the season and Ales Hemsky tied a career high with three assists as the Edmonton Oilers started a seven-game homestand with a 6-2 win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night...
A's to hire Geren as manager (11/17/06)
Bob Geren will be promoted from bench coach to manager of the Oakland Athletics, ending a monthlong search for Ken Macha's replacement. Two A's players said Geren called them Thursday after he was hired. The team scheduled a news conference for this afternoon to formally introduce Geren as their new manager. He fills the final managerial vacancy in the major leagues, one month after the A's fired Macha...
Jazz Man: Dr. Bob Conger has increased the number of public performances (11/17/06)
If his office decor is any indication, students must love Dr. Bob Conger. Scattered among what some would term a mess of recording gear (including an ancient Magnavox reel-to-reel recorder), brass mouthpieces, binders full of music literature and books on music theory are mementos from his previous schools: a plaque naming him teacher of the year at a former middle school and a framed piece of embroidery anointing Conger "world's best band director." Among the memorabilia are items that give visitors to Conger's office a hint of his personality -- a photo autographed by Southeast Missouri State University mascot Rowdy, a black and white poster of Elvis, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis in Sun Studios, pictures of Conger and music department chairman Dr. ...
A word of thanks for autumn (11/17/06)
Typically, spring is the season when Nature dolls up and puts on her most vivid colors. But I would have to say -- and I've heard many of you say the same thing -- that this fall is one of the prettiest in recent memory. How long has it been since the reds were so crimson and the yellows so golden? Not to mention the oranges and all the hues in between...
A TSO traffic nightmare (11/17/06)
I left the newspaper early Wednesday night for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert at the Show Me Center. I knew the concert would be crowded, causing a slight delay getting in. I also knew I didn't want to miss any of what may be the best show the Show Me Center will host all year. Say what you want, but the members of TSO are good at what they do...
Artifacts 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Cat Ranch Art Guild to hold art and craft show MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Cat Ranch Art Guild in Marble Hill will present its Art and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at the H&R Block Building. Items include candles, weaving, paintings, jewelry, baskets, stained glass, American Indian art, woodturnings, sand castings, decorated gourds, blacksmithing items, drawings of local historical buildings and others. ...
Everyone's a critic: 'Borat' (11/17/06)
Three stars (out of four) I went into the film not knowing what to expect. That is exactly what I got. This "mockumentary" can be described only as savagely entertaining and original. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen stars as the culturally oblivious Borat, traveling across the "U.S. ...
Blond Bond: Superspy becomes golden boy in 'Casino Royale' (11/17/06)
NEW YORK -- As Daniel Craig makes his debut as the British spy in "Casino Royale," in theaters today, he becomes the first fair-haired 007 on the screen. He's also more rugged than suave, not ex¿actly what fans of the movie series have come to expect over the years...
Comprehensive display of New Ireland art at St. Louis museum (11/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- At first glance, an exhibition of the art of New Ireland is bracing and foreign to the Western eye and mind-set, as is the New Guinea province itself. A great, wooden bird and snake locked in combat, symbolizing the life-death struggle...
Walter Kefauver (11/17/06)
Walter Wayne Kefauver, 65, of Greenwood, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Ind. He was born March 26, 1941, in Washington, D.C., son of Walter and Hilda Kefauver. Kefauver lived in Cape Girardeau 20 years. He was an estate planner, retiring earlier this year...
Madge Endicott (11/17/06)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Madge Alberta Endicott, 97, of Carterville died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin, Ill. She was born July 19, 1909, in Creal Springs, Ill., daughter of John A. Logan and Sarah Elizabeth Shadowens Taylor. She and Theo Endicott were married Dec. 1, 1925, at Villa Ridge, Ill. He died Feb. 12, 1983...
Katherine Dodson (11/17/06)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Katherine Dodson, 47, of Wolf Lake died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1959, at Anna, Ill., daughter of Billy and Sharon Highland Chapman. Dodson had worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Anna, Wolf Lake Fast Stop, and as a cook at Jonesboro Health Care and Anna City Care...
Gene Diebold (11/17/06)
Gene Diebold, 71, of Scott City died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Marjorie Ann Gregory (11/17/06)
Marjorie Ann Gregory, 73, passed away Wednesday Nov. 15, 2006, in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Gregory will be cremated. The family will hold memorial services at noon Saturday at the VFW Hall in Cape Girardeau. Marjorie was born on Feb. 4, 1933, in Corning, Ark., the daughter of Williams Thomas and Mabel Yevaugh (Bird) Fisher. In 1950 she married Lt. Col. Robert Raymond Gregory, who went missing in action in 1966 and was later declared deceased...
Births 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Allen Daughter to Timothy Dale and Michelle Lea Allen of Sedge¿wickville, Mo., Saint Franc¿is Medical Center, 12:26 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. Name, Harlie Danielle. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Fourth child, first daughter. Mrs. Allen is the former Michelle Bragg, daughter of Sharon Bragg and Michael Bragg of Cape Girardeau. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis. Allen is the son of Mearlin and Darlene Allen of Cape Girardeau. He is a locksmith with Dan's Key and Lock...
Cape/Jackson fire 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: n Emergency medical service on Leming Lane. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n Emergency medical service on South Hope Street. n Emergency medical service on South Union Avenue...
Cape police 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police De¿partment. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Roy L. Jones, 29, of 834 N. Spanish St., was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay fine and leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 17, 1981 SIKESTON, Mo. -- A tense, 20-hour hostage ordeal ends at 6:15 a.m., when a gunman releases a 57-year-old Western Union clerk here and surrenders to police; the hostage is reported in stable condition at the Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston; the man arrested in the incident is from Haywood City, Mo...
Salute to Schnucks (11/17/06)
Over the years, Schnucks grocery store manager Dennis Marchi and his store have been recognized with many of the highest awards bestowed for community service. From the United Way to school-assistance programs to opening his freezers for customers when electricity goes out, Marchi has been a creative leader in making daily life better for many in this area...
Parent wary of governor's plans (11/17/06)
To the editor: In response to the story "Officials: Parkview not closing": I understand that Gov. Matt Blunt is covering his assets, but I do not trust him after his proven history. My son goes to the Mapaville State School, and I want to keep him there. ...
Speak out 11/17/06 (11/17/06)
Independent voting THANK THE independent voters for serving as our check and balance against both political parties. When Republicans or Democrats control the White House and the Congress, sooner or later they succumb to excessive power and greed. Far too many Republicans and Democrats vote the party nominee regardless. The job of cleaning up the mess either party creates falls upon the independent voters. Why? Because Republicans or Democrats vote the party line and won't do the job...
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