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Christmas parade of lights this Sunday (11/20/06)
Thousands of spectators will revel in the Christmas spirit Sunday when the annual "Holiday of Lights" Christmas parade winds its way to Main Street downtown from Capaha Park. The parade, presented by Old Town Cape, will begin around dusk, but viewers usually begin gathering around 4 p.m., said Greg Cook, co-chairman of the parade with Kent Zickfield...
Young people lag in savings, study says (11/20/06)
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?...
Dexter woman using music to raise AIDS awareness in Namibia (11/20/06)
Dexter, Mo., native Amy Taylor has always had a strong drive to help other people, sometimes to the chagrin of her parents. "She's always been a sweety," says Amy's father Arlan Taylor. "She'll always, sometimes without thinking, try to help somebody, even if it will put her in danger, and that's what I worry about."...
Turning crafts into cash (11/20/06)
Arts and crafts aren't all about dollars and cents. The down-home jewelry, ornaments and decorations typically require more care and time than a strict businessman would ever part with. But when more than 230 crafters descend on one town, as they did Saturday and Sunday at the 36th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza, the money made and the economic impact are real...
Cape library sets December calendar (11/20/06)
The following events will be held at the Cape Girardeau Public Library in December: n Canned and dried foods will be accepted for overdue fines at the library during December. The food value will be 50 cents per item; all food will be donated to FISH. Food may not be used to pay for replacement of lost items or any other library fees. All patrons are welcome to contribute...
Community briefs 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Glenn House begins offering holiday tours Glenn House holiday tours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Sunday and continue at the same time on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December. Sponsored by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau Inc., special events include a candlelit tour from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Cape Girardeau City Council 401 Independence St. 7 p.m. today Study Session at 5 p.m. Communications n Presentation by Betty Martin, director of the Cape Girardeau Public Library Appearances n Appearances before the council on items listed on the agenda...
Results from last week's poll 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Rhodes Scholars include pair from Washington University (11/20/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Washington University student whose childhood asthma led her to pursue a career in medicine and a recent graduate of the St. Louis school who hopes to engage the public in debate about science are among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2007...
K.C. man charged with shooting four (11/20/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are looking for a man who is accused in the shooting deaths of four people early Friday morning. Terrance Robinson, 22, of Kansas City, was charged Sunday with killing Tracy Pearson, 39; Tiara M. Haynes, 23; Paul Long, 40; and Kevin Brown, 51. The four were shot to death around 2 a.m. Friday at Pearson's apartment...
Kansas City-area utilities concerned about low water on Missouri River (11/20/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Area utilities are concerned about the Missouri River's depth, saying they could have to turn on emergency equipment if the river drops a few more inches. "We're about a quarter of a foot away from that point," said Tom Schrempp, production manager for Johnson County, Kan., Water District No. 1, where record lows at the district's water intake have left the suburban Kansas City district monitoring flows daily...
Men of steel: Age of chivalry re-enactors exhibit full metal combat (11/20/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. ¿-- The sound of steel-on-steel rings in the air. One can't help but be drawn in. In full, 80-pound armor and wielding real swords, the Shire of New Exeter's demonstrations are not choreographed. "It's real exhibition of what sword play would have been like," said Chris Adams...
Seven still hospitalized after tornado (11/20/06)
RIEGELWOOD, N.C. -- Seven people remained hospitalized Sunday, including two critically injured children, after a fatal tornado ripped through this small community last week. Eight people were killed and 20 people were injured when the tornado hit a mobile home park and an adjacent neighborhood in southeast North Carolina early Thursday morning...
Autopsy report says officer's bullet killed suspect (11/20/06)
AURORA, Ill. -- An armed hospital patient who asked officers to shoot him during a standoff in an acute-care unit was killed by police gunfire, authorities said Sunday. Johnnie Russell, 58, of Aurora was found dead on the floor of his room at Provena Mercy Medical Center after a 41/2 hour standoff with police ended in gunfire...
Experts: Officers, motorists at risk of sexual misconduct (11/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- In the wake of three lawsuits this fall that accuse a small town police chief of sexual misconduct, experts say police departments should look for patterns of misconduct and adopt policies to address it. Better supervision, clearer training, an accessible complaint system and hiring more female officers also should reduce the misconduct, experts agree...
Election-night stunner: Turnout bucks expectations on straight-ticket voting (11/20/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For many Americans, the day after an election brings relief. No more negative ads, no more automated phone calls, no more political junk mail. For candidates, Election Day marks the culmination of months of hard work. But for political scientists, it marks the beginning of their work, as they scrutinize the vote totals to test various political theories...
Caroline Kennedy's dolls on exhibit at Truman Museum (11/20/06)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Caroline Kennedy opened an exhibit of more than 70 dolls she received as gifts from foreign dignitaries while her father was president. Kennedy, who is the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, toured the exhibit Saturday with her husband, Edwin Schlossberg, at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library in Independence, along with more than a dozen children. She also signed copies of her book "A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children."...
More Midwestern businesses get boost in China markets (11/20/06)
GREENVILLE, Ohio -- Eight years ago, China was just another foreign country on the map to farmer Bill Funderburg. Now, the Chinese buy nearly half of the 3,000 breeding hogs he raises each year on his western Ohio farm. "They're our No. 1 customer," he said. "Lately, it's been very, very good."...
Cranberries now in a variety of foods, other products (11/20/06)
SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Long a jellied side dish at Thanksgiving, cranberries are increasingly bringing their tart taste and health benefits to products beyond Cosmopolitan cocktails and juice drinks. The red berries are turning up in everything from confections and wines to soaps and salsas, with many cranberry growers hawking an array of products at their own stores or over the Internet...
The dollar coin is getting another chance (11/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- Can George Washington and Thom¿as Jefferson succeed where Susan B. Anthony and Sacajawea failed? The U.S. Mint is hoping America's presidents will win acceptance, finally, for the maligned dollar coin. The public will get the chance to decide starting in February when the first of the new coins, bearing the image of the first president, is introduced...
Latest game consoles make choosing just one tough (11/20/06)
The makers of video game consoles may someday develop a machine that delivers on all the prelaunch hype, but we're not there yet. The new PlayStation 3 from Sony Corp., the Wii by Nintendo Co., and even the year-old Xbox 360 from Microsoft are not magical boxes that will revolutionize your gaming experience...
Carnival cruise ship stricken with virus docks in Florida (11/20/06)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A thorough scrubbing of the Carnival Liberty began Sunday as the ship docked after a virus sickened nearly 700 passengers on a trans-Atlantic cruise. Fourteen guests and five crew remained ill and in isolation when the ship arrived at Port Everglades, according to a statement released by Carnival Cruise Lines, a brand of Carnival Corp. Some passengers were escorted off the ship in wheelchairs by crew wearing blue gloves...
McCain: More troops needed in Iraq to ensure victory (11/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- Without additional troops to ensure victory in Iraq, the United States could find itself more vulnerable to terrorist attacks at home, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. Newly empowered Democrats pressed their case for a phased withdrawal of American forces. They hoped a blue-ribbon advisory panel would propose a way ahead for Iraq, while making clear the U.S. military mission shouldn't last indefinitely...
Secret Service agent wounded in triple shooting at mall food court in Annapolis, Md. (11/20/06)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- An off-duty Secret Service agent was shot after intervening in a fight in a shopping mall food court Saturday evening, and he returned fire, wounding the shooter, police said. A third person was also shot in the melee, and all were hospitalized in stable condition late Saturday, said officer Sara Schriver, an Anne Arundel County police spokeswoman...
Several Fox affiliates opting not to air O.J. Simpson interview (11/20/06)
NEW YORK -- Several Fox affiliates have chosen not to broadcast "If I Did It," the two-part special where O.J. Simpson talks in hypothetical terms about his role in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman...
Calif. to impose conservation limits on ocean fishing (11/20/06)
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Flying over California's rugged Central Coast, Mike Sutton pointed to kelp forests and rocky reefs just below the water's surface that will soon be off-limits to fishing under one of the nation's most ambitious plans to protect marine life...
Congressman seeks return of military draft (11/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 if the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars and to bolster U.S. troop levels insufficient to cover potential future action in Iran, North Korea and Iraq...
Syrian official wants U.S. withdrawal timetable (11/20/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Syria's foreign minister called Sunday for a timetable for the withdrawal of American forces to help end Iraq's sectarian bloodbath, in a groundbreaking diplomatic mission to Iraq that comes amid increasing calls for the U.S. to seek cooperation from Syria and Iran. At least 112 people were killed nationwide, following a week that had already seen hundreds of deaths...
35 nations meet on denying Iran technical help for building reactor (11/20/06)
VIENNA, Austria -- A Western push to deny Iran technical help in building a plutonium-producing reactor has gathered enough support to be approved by the 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, diplomats said Sunday. Still, differences both within the Western camp and more broadly among different factions on the International Atomic Energy Agency on how harshly to punish Iran for its nuclear defiance persisted on the eve of the opening meeting today, said the diplomats...
Bush greeted warmly in Vietnam, faces chilly reception in Indonesia (11/20/06)
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- President Bush paid tribute to new symbols of capitalism in this struggling communist country today and offered encouragement for Vietnam's battle against bird flu and other public health challenges. The president was quickly touring this city, once known as Saigon, before flying to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, where thousands angrily protested America's policy in the Middle East and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Observers: Sudan launching major offensive in N. Darfur (11/20/06)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A large force of Sudanese soldiers backed by allied janjaweed militiamen is sweeping through North Darfur, killing civilians and looting and burning villages in violation of a cease-fire agreement, international observers and rebels said Sunday...
Dissidents say poisoning of former Russian spy linked to his criticisms of Kremlin (11/20/06)
LONDON -- A former Russian spy poisoned in Britain and now hospitalized under guard may have been targeted for his criticism of former colleagues and his investigation into the killing of a prominent anti-Kremlin journalist, friends and fellow dissidents said Sunday...
Three local girls teams christen season tonight (11/20/06)
While the high school fall sports season still has two big days left -- the Show Me Bowl football championships will take place Friday and Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome -- area basketball teams are ready to hit the court. Three local girls teams -- Scott City, Perryville and Woodland -- will all start their seasons today. Several other area girls teams will begin play this week, and Bell City, Meadow Heights and Leopold will begin play on the boys side...
Redhawks defeat Alaska-Anchorage 69-66, leave Alaska with first win under Edgar (11/20/06)
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- For the first time this season, the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team found itself with a chance to win a game in the second half. The Redhawks made the most of the opportunity, battling back from a nine-point halftime deficit to edge the host Alaska Nanooks 69-66 at the Top of the World Classic on Sunday afternoon...
OVC sends UTM, EIU into playoffs (11/20/06)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Tennessee-Martin defeated Murray State 42-14 Saturday, clinching the Ohio Valley Conference's automatic bid in the Division I-AA playoffs. The Skyhawks improved to 9-2 on the season, 6-1 OVC. UTM will be making its first appearance in the playoffs Saturday when it visits Southern Illinois (8-3)...
Panthers defense feasts on fading Rams in 15-0 win (11/20/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Who knew that weekly steak dinners would be the cure to Carolina's defensive struggles? The Panthers sacked Marc Bulger seven times and shut out St. Louis 15-0 on Sunday, the fifth straight loss for the Rams. Jake Delhomme threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith, and the Panthers' dominating defense made it stand up...
Granada wins $1 million prize at ADT tourney (11/20/06)
Two days after turning 20, LPGA Tour rookie Julieta Granada got her first victory, taking home the first $1 million prize in women's golf. Granada shot a bogey-free round of 68 Sunday, topping an eight-player final-round field to win the ADT Championship at Trump International in West Palm Beach, Fla., and claim most of the $1.55 million purse...
Cubs woo Soriano with 8-year mega-deal (11/20/06)
CHICAGO -- Free agent Alfonso Soriano and the Chicago Cubs have reached a preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract worth about $136 million, a major league official told The Associated Press on Sunday. The deal is contingent on Soriano passing a physical, according to the official, who asked that his name not be used because the deal had not yet been announced...
Tigers improve to 5-0 under Anderson (11/20/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Matt Lawrence scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, as Missouri blew an early 12-point lead and had to come from behind to beat Davidson 81-75 Sunday. The Tigers have lost to Davidson (3-2) in the teams' two previous outings, and the win gave Missouri its first 5-0 start in four seasons...
Michigan remains No. 2 in BCS despite first loss (11/20/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For now, the BCS numbers add up to an Ohio State-Michigan rematch for the national championship. But Southern California could prevent that with two more victories. Michigan was impressive enough in a 42-39 loss to the Buckeyes to retain second place in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday, by a slim margin over USC...
NFL: Week 11 (11/20/06)
Sunday's results Cowboys 21, Colts 14 The Indianapolis Colts are perfect no more. Tony Romo managed an efficient game in his first career start at home, Marion Barber III ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Cowboys handed Peyton Manning and the Colts their first loss of the season Sunday...
Johnson chases down his first season championship (11/20/06)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Hard though he tried, Jimmie Johnson just couldn't give another Nextel Cup championship away. Johnson completed his dream season by cruising over every speedbump in his path, overcoming debris in his grill, a missing roll of tape, a loose lug nut, treacherous traffic and his own nerves to finally win the NASCAR championship that had taunted him the past two years...
New Rhodes slated to open this week (11/20/06)
For 20 years before the old Mississippi River bridge was torn down, people were offered this choice: Bi-State or Rhodes. Soon after the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge was put up, a Bi-State shortly followed. Now, this week, a Rhodes 101 is opening at the intersection of South Sprigg Street and Highway 74, near the new bridge and across the street from Bi-State's new store...
Wii, Nintendo's challenger to Sony's PS3, goes on sale (11/20/06)
NEW YORK -- Nintendo Co.'s entry into the game console wars, the Wii, went on sale Sunday and quickly sold out in many stores despite stocks that far surpassed those of the rival PlayStation 3, which went on sale two days earlier. Spot checks at area stores turned up only one, the Toys R Us in Times Square, with Wiis in stock. The store hosted a midnight launch event that drew a crowd of more than a thousand people for the sale of the very first Wii...
People on the move 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Van de Ven given service Award Melvin Van de Ven was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the 111th Annual Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Cos. Convention in Columbia, Mo. In the history of the MAMIC organization, a "Distinguish Service Award" was never previously given to anyone not directly related with the day-to-day operation of an insurance office. ...
Room to grow: New Town House Inn owners to add restaurant, strip mall (11/20/06)
The new owners of the Town House Inn in Cape Girardeau have plans beyond remodeling the hotel -- they want to redevelop the nearly two-acre property on Kingshighway by adding a new restaurant and strip mall. Matt and Robin Goehman bought the 51-room hotel Nov. 1 from brothers Pete and Manny Patel. The Patels had recently remodeled the rooms and razed the building that housed the hotel's offices and a restaurant and bar...
James Jones (11/20/06)
James H. Jones, 93, of Oran, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Edward McKee (11/20/06)
Edward "Pete" McKee, 87, of Scott City died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Mary Hopkins (11/20/06)
Mary Henson Hopkins, 99, of Hesston, Kans., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. She was born March 15, 1907, at St. Marys, Mo. She and Ralph "Pete" Henson were married on Feb. 19, 1927. She and Elmer Hopkins were married Dec. 25, 1957, after Henson's death...
Arthur Lueders (11/20/06)
Arthur M. Lueders, 79, of Frohna, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at his home in Frohna. He was born April 25, 1927, in Frohna, son of Arthur and Hulda (Poppitz) Lueders. He and Mahela Schmidt were married July 17, 1948. Lueders was a retired farmer and served as the secretary/treasurer of the East Perry Lumber Co...
Jim Huber (11/20/06)
L. James Huber, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville, Mo. He was born July 5, 1927, at Perryville, son of Edwin F. Huber and Inice C. Colin Huber. He and Velma L. Gibbar were married July 24, 1948, in Perryville. Huber was a World War II Navy Veteran, served as Perryville Police Chief from 1982 to 1985 and was a Deputy U.S. ...
Sharon Eakin-Brockmeyer (11/20/06)
Sharon "Swindell" Eakin Brockmeyer, 59, of Bell City, Mo., died Nov. 18, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo.
Alma Eaker (11/20/06)
Alma Eva Eaker, 97, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1909, in the Club Creek community of Bollinger County, daughter of Ralph and Maggie Shell Wiseman. She and Lee Eaker were married Aug. 13, 1925...
Kenneth Brewer (11/20/06)
Kenneth Ray Brewer, 59 of Advance, Mo., was born March 18, 1947, in Gideon, Mo., the son of Turner and Mattie Pickard Brewer and passed away Nov. 18, 2006, near his home. Ken worked for Prairie Farms as a milk man for over 25 years. He served in the U.S. ...
Philip Thompson (11/20/06)
Philip David Thompson, 51, of Jonesboro, Ark., passed away Saturday, November 18, 2006, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born Sept. 5, 1955, in Quantico, Vir., to David R. and Phyllis Stroup Thompson. He and Vicki Charles were married June 24, 1978, in Austin, Tex...
Cape/Jackson fire 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: n At 8:23 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2500 block of Lisa Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 1:17 a.m., fire alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 2:13 a.m., fire alarm at 321 Dearmont Circle...
Cape police 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Larenzo D. Braxton of 3103 Laurel Lane, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for contempt of court. n Loretta J. Rodriguez, 31, of 1005 S. Sprigg St. was arrested on Cape Girardeau County and Cape Girardeau warrants for probation violation...
Out of the past 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 20, 1981 SIKESTON, Mo. -- A ruptured valve on a 30,000-gallon LP gas tank last night forced evacuation of two wings of Missouri Delta Community Hospital as well as several apartments near the hospital; no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, which began about 7:30 p.m. when a strong gust of wind broke off a tree top, which in turn fell on the fuel tank, damaging a valve...
Street lights (11/20/06)
When a story in the Southeast Missourian last week called attention to street lights in need of repair, several issues came into focus: First, if it's a question of maintaining electricity for Cape Girardeau's homes, businesses, schools, factories and hospitals, there's no question that street lights will be at the bottom of any priority list at AmerenUE, the utility that provides electricity here...
Show love, kindness, patience (11/20/06)
To the editor: Thank you, Jodi Thompson, for sharing the "Letter from Jesus." Christian, you cannot nag, shame, humiliate or legislate someone into heaven. Remember what is at stake. What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)...
Speak Out 11/20/06 (11/20/06)
Give CTA time GIVE THE Cape Transit Authority time to get itself together. There are some areas not covered my the bus route, and there are not any shelters yet. This takes time. I have worked in transit for 14 years. The route that CTA has implemented is a good start. More bus stops with shelters, time lines and routes all cost money and will probably come about as ridership increases...
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