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Stories from Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ohio group coming to Cape concert (11/18/06)
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A Cincinnati broadcast journalist who's between jobs has found a new temporary occupation -- mobilizing as many people as possible from his hometown to visit Cape Girardeau for Rick Springfield's Dec. 8 "Concert for Sahara." Michael Manning, a broadcaster who has worked with ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates in radio and TV, has rented a 56-seat tour bus he hopes to fill with Cincinnati residents for the local Springfield concert...
Schnucks celebrates 30 years in Cape (11/18/06)
When Sharon Van Der Wel took a job as an overnight checker at the brand-new Schnucks grocery store in 1976, she had no idea that the grocery store -- or her job there -- would last for three decades. But they did. "I thought I'd probably be here two or three years," said Van Der Wel, now a bookkeeper and customer-service worker. "But it's been such a good place to work with great people. And, frankly, it was a good-paying job. Those aren't easy to come by, especially all in one place."...
Cape to widen Independence, add sidewalks (11/18/06)
Motorists who have been bouncing along long stretches of Independence Street for years can look forward to a much smoother ride once the city widens the longtime thoroughfare, adds sidewalks on both sides and makes storm drainage improvements. The city wants to improve the street from Pacific Street to Kingshighway. The city improved a shorter stretch of Independence Street, from Sprigg Street to Pacific Street, in 2004...
Young people lag in savings, study says (11/18/06)
When it comes to putting money aside for the future, Shannon Buford may be the exception. With some nudging from his wife, the 30-year-old Cape Girardeau resident sat down with a financial adviser a few years ago and asked a few simple questions: How much money should he be saving? What was the best way to do it? How much money should he have saved at age 30? At 35? At 65?...
Part D gap straining some seniors' wallets (11/18/06)
If you don't watch out, you might fall in. The gap in coverage for most people using Medicare Part D is nicknamed the "dough?nut hole," because of its ability to swallow up disposable income. Part D pays 75 percent of initial drug costs up to $2,250 after a $250 deductible for most seniors. But then the program pays nothing until drug expenses reach $5,100. After that, the program pays 95 percent of all costs...
Blunt plan would emphasize prevention, rename Medicaid (11/18/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's health-care program for the poor would gain a new emphasis on personal responsibility, a new focus on preventing health problems and even a new name, under a plan being developed by Gov. Matt Blunt's administration...
Crews respond to fire near Lambert airport in St. Louis (11/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- An electrical facility caught fire Friday near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, disrupting power to part of the main terminal and forcing flight delays and cancellations. The fire began around 11:30 a.m. in the electrical shop of a power plant building at the airport. It was brought under control shortly before 2 p.m., fire officials said. They were investigating the cause...
Secret Santa, facing cancer and medical bills, reveals himself (11/18/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For 26 years, each December a man known only as Secret Santa has roamed the streets quietly giving people money. He started with $5 and $10 bills, but that was when he had $600 in the bank. As his fortune grew, so did the gifts. For a while now, Secret Santa has been finding people in thrift stores, diners and parking lots and handing them $100 bills, maybe two or three at a time...
Tourism official says part of St. Louis only for buying crack (11/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A tourism official trying to portray St. Louis as a safe place to visit ended up referring to part of the city as a place that would only be visited to purchase crack cocaine. A research company, Morgan Quitno Press, called St. Louis the most dangerous city in the United States in October...
Foreign college student acquitted in Sept. 11 perjury case (11/18/06)
NEW YORK -- A Muslim man accused of lying about an acquaintance who was one of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers was acquitted of all counts in his perjury case Friday, ending a legal battle that began days after the attacks. Osama Awadallah, 26, turned to look at his crying father as the verdict was read...
Lyndon Johnson talks of Vietnam War on newly released tapes (11/18/06)
AUSTIN, Texas -- As American involvement in Vietnam deepened, President Lyndon Johnson railed against the "bunch of commies" running The New York Times and complained about the newspaper's criticism of the war, according to taped phone conversations released Friday...
Robbers shoot man waiting in line for PlayStation 3 in Connecticut (11/18/06)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Two armed thugs tried to rob a line of people waiting for the new PlayStation 3 game system to go on sale in Putnam early Friday and shot one man who refused to give up his money, authorities said. About 30 miles away, another shopper was beaten and robbed of his new PlayStation 3 just minutes after he bought it at a store in Manchester, police said...
Alaska natives add tribal foods to Thanksgiving feast (11/18/06)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- David Smith was a new arrival to the North Slope village of Nuiqsut last year when the former resident of upstate New York cooked up a few turkeys and vat of chili for the Eskimo community's Thanksgiving dinner. He was completely unprepared for another dish on the menu: hundreds of pounds of gleaming red, raw whale meat, served frozen solid in bite-size pieces...
Two ex-Enron execs get reduced sentences for roles in collapse (11/18/06)
HOUSTON -- Two Enron executives received sharply reduced sentences Friday after cooperating with prosecutors to help convict the architects of the biggest scandal in U.S. corporate history. Michael Kopper, once the top lieutenant to former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow, was sentenced to three years and one month in prison. An hour later, Mark Koenig, the company's former investor relations chief, received an 18-month sentence...
Bush urges patience in Iraq during Vietnam visit (11/18/06)
HANOI, Vietnam -- Visiting a land where America suffered military defeat, President Bush urged patience for positive results in Iraq on Friday and tried to stiffen global resolve to challenge a nuclear-armed North Korea. "For decades you had been torn apart by war," Bush said in a state banquet salute to Vietnam, Asia's fastest growing economy. "Today the Vietnamese people are at peace and seeing the benefits of reform."...
Climate conference takes modest step forward as world waits for U.S., China, others (11/18/06)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The U.N. climate conference ended Friday with agreement on next steps toward negotiating future cuts in global-warming gases, a slow-paced timetable reflecting hopes the United States, China and other outsiders will eventually join the controls regime...
Sixth-seeded Redhawks reach OVC title match (11/18/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Even though her team barely qualified for the Ohio Valley Conference volleyball tournament, Southeast Missouri State coach Renata Nowacki was confident. In fact, Nowacki said prior to leaving for Alabama that she would be disappointed if the Redhawks didn't at least make the championship match...
Southeast women put up resistance in 64-50 loss to Florida State (11/18/06)
Southeast Missouri State made one of the highest-profile women's basketball teams to ever visit the Show Me Center work hard most of the way. But in the end, Florida State showed why it ranks among the better squads in one of the nation's top conferences...
Redhawks seek a parting victory (11/18/06)
They can't end their college careers with a winning season, but Southeast Missouri State's 25 seniors can finish with a victory. That's their focus today as the Redhawks (4-6, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference) close out coach Tony Samuel's first campaign with a 1 p.m. game against Tennessee Tech (3-7, 3-4) at Houck Stadium...
MU rewards Pinkel with raise, three-year contract extension (11/18/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- With a chance to cap Missouri's winningest season in 35 years, football coach Gary Pinkel on Friday received a $225,000 annual raise and three-year contract extension. The new five-year deal extends Pinkel's contract, which was set to expire in two years, through 2011...
Ponder takes the road less traveled (11/18/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Willie Ponder smiles when recounting his unorthodox route to the NFL. While the vast majority of players come to the NFL after Division I play, Ponder is one of those who attended a lesser-known college. An All-American in both years at I-AA Southeast Missouri State and a finalist for the Walter Payton Award during his senior year in 2002, Ponder barely made the NFL radar coming out of school...
Ex-Michigan coach Schembechler dies (11/18/06)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Bo Schembechler, who became one of college football's great coaches in two decades at Michigan, died Friday after taping a TV show on the eve of the Wolverines' No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown with perennial rival Ohio State. He was 77...
O'Neal to undergo surgery, miss 4-6 weeks (11/18/06)
MIAMI -- This is one repeat the Miami Heat didn't want: a serious early season injury to Shaquille O'Neal. The 13-time All-Star will undergo knee surgery and be sidelined four to six weeks, the Heat said Friday. O'Neal tore cartilage in his left knee Sunday against Houston, an injury originally diagnosed as a hyperextended knee...
Cloud falls over big showdown (11/18/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The game of the year in college football has yet another storyline -- a sad one. The first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Ohio State and Michigan comes a day after the Wolverines lost their most celebrated leader, Bo Schembechler. The longtime coach, who played a starring role for two decades in the century-old grudge match, died Friday at age 77...
Praising God through music (11/18/06)
Imagine if God walked into the room with you and sat down. What would you say to him? Centenary United Methodist Church music director Denny Reeves asked the question to a group of children. The children, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, quickly came up with an answer...
Charles Raglin (11/18/06)
Charles H. Raglin, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Ralph Dover (11/18/06)
DE SOTO, Ill. -- Ralph L. Dover, 83, of De Soto passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Marion Ill. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale, Ill. The Rev. Chris Hottensen will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 127, VFW Post 7190 and 2605, and DAV Chapter 69...
Jerry Ohmes (11/18/06)
Jerry Ohmes, 80, of Metropolis, Ill., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at her home. She was an officer with Illinois Department of Corrections 17 years, and also worked at Players Riverboat Casino in Metropolis. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church...
James Slinkard (11/18/06)
James Slinkard, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alyn Spalding (11/18/06)
Robert Alyn Spalding, 69, of Scott City died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Gene Diebold (11/18/06)
Charles Henry Eugene "Gene" Diebold, 71, of Scott City, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 28, 1935, in Mount Vernon, Ind., son of John and Ruth Thomas Diebold. He and Mary Margaret Glueck were married May 22, 1954, at Kelso, Mo...
Ben Capshaw (11/18/06)
Ben G. Capshaw, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ernest Williams (11/18/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ernest Williams, 64, of Anna died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at City Care Center in Anna. He was born Oct. 19, 1942, in Jonesboro, Ark., to James Thomas and Eunice Ernestine Floyd Williams. He was a member of Makanda Baptist Church...
Police report 11/18/06 (11/18/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Brandee R. Young, 26, of 1512 Big Bend Blvd., was arrested on a warrant for probation violation. n Shawn S. Carnell, 31, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested on a Scott County warrant for failure to appear for drug possession...
Fire Report 11/18/06 (11/18/06)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following call Thursday: n At 7:13 p.m., airport stand-by at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:57 a.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Rivercrest Drive...
Out of the past 11/18/06 (11/18/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 18, 1981 State Reps. Jerry Ford and Marvin E. Proffer, both of whom voted in favor of House Speaker Robert Griffin's congressional redistricting plan, say it is a fair plan basically leaving the 10th District of Southeast Missouri intact; predictions are, however, that the Griffin plan won't pass the Senate...
The blond bombers (11/18/06)
The peroxide-blond hair, the trademark look of soccer players in recent years at Notre Dame Regional High School, is gone for the most part, but the thrill of the team's second state championship since 2002 hasn't diminished a bit. In a 2-0 win over St. Dominic's a week ago, the Notre Dame team cinched the Class 2 state championship in front of an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at Anheuser-Busch Center...
Speak Out 11/18/06 (11/18/06)
Attendance required IF MEMBERS of the planning and zoning commission do not show up for meetings, what good are they? The most important thing is to show up. Everything else is secondary. The city council should have appointed someone who will show up...
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