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Stories from Friday, November 24, 2006

Some Black Friday shoppers plan to be up before sunrise (11/24/06)
Today is the only full-contact shopping day of the year. That's how four friends from Advance, Mo., describe Black Friday, the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season. By 4 a.m. today, Amanda and Amber Bond, Nikki Becker and Katie Eggimann will be at Wal-Mart in Cape Girardeau with shopping lists in hands. The women will join thousands of others in Cape Girardeau as most stores open the doors at 5 a.m. for holiday shoppers...
McClure topless bar books concert (11/24/06)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- The tops will be on at the HushPuppy Saloon in McClure on Wednesday when reconfigured hard rock band Skid Row performs at a bar known for its topless dancers. Club owner Jamie Thompson said this is the first time he's booked a band to play the strip club in the time he's owned the HushPuppy, since April 2005. The club will hold about 800 people as a concert venue, Thompson said. In the future he may decide to book more shows at the HushPuppy...
Show to discuss dairy, literature (11/24/06)
Jean Brady, nutrition educator for the St. Louis Dairy Council, and Dr. Debra Raschke, an English professor at Southeast Missouri State University, will be the guests Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The show will air at 3 p.m. on KRCU, 90.9 FM; and KSEF, 88.9 FM...
An afternoon together (11/24/06)
Just seeing hundreds of smiling faces brought Katie Kutz and Jeremy Roth happiness as they spent Thanksgiving volunteering at the Salvation Army's annual holiday dinner. The Perryville, Mo., residents were two of almost 100 volunteers at the Salvation Army on Thursday. The organization served more than 300 meals on site, and volunteers delivered about 200 meals to local residents...
Gov. Blunt fears revenue loss under NFL's overseas game plan (11/24/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt is concerned about the loss of tax revenue if the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams play regular-season home games outside the United States, as announced recently by the NFL, The Kansas City Star reported Friday...
Girl, 13, saves teacher from choking (11/24/06)
KENNETT, Mo. (AP) -- Tiletia Copley must be a pretty good teacher -- a quick lesson she conveyed while choking helped save her life. Copley teaches physical education and health at Kennett Middle School in the Missouri Bootheel. On Nov. 15, she was drinking coffee when it went down the wrong way. The coughing soon gave way to gasping as something lodged in her throat...
Report: Carbondale bars should stay closed on Halloween (11/24/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A city report says a strip of popular bars near downtown Carbondale should remain closed during Halloween as a safety precaution. The 27-page report, which comes as some community members suggest lifting the Halloween restrictions, details a 30-year history of street parties at an area popular with students from nearby Southern Illinois University...
State briefs 11/24/06 (11/24/06)
Wounded lawmaker returning to full duty KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Jason Brown, who was shot in the lung while serving in Iraq, is returning to full duty -- a change from his earlier plans to perform light duty. Brown, R-Platte City, will leave for Baghdad today. ...
Wooden trains moving fast for Missouri toy maker (11/24/06)
LOUISIANA, Mo. -- If you are looking to save a trip to the North Pole this Christmas, a drive to Louisiana may suffice. In 10 years, Whittle Shortline Railroad has made a name that could eventually rival the toy headquarters to the north. Owner Mike Whitworth has a fast-growing business that is all about child's play. The wooden toy train maker had $250,000 in sales two years ago and $700,000 last year...
Jasper Co. commissioner going to jail (11/24/06)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Jasper County's presiding commissioner will serve two days in jail starting Monday for driving while intoxicated. Chuck Surface pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving, a charge that stemmed from a July traffic stop in Joplin. His blood-alcohol content was 0.108, slightly above the state's legal limit of 0.08 to drive...
New push expected in Congress to allow Americans access to imported drugs (11/24/06)
WASHINGTON -- Efforts to allow Americans access to cheaper prescription drugs from abroad should blossom once Democrats assume control in Congress, but it won't be a top priority, lawmakers and health-care experts said. Members of the House and Senate are gearing up for a renewed push to change federal law and permit broader imports of prescription drugs from Canada and elsewhere, where certain medicines can cost less than two-thirds what they do in the United States. ...
Cause of explosion near Boston under investigation (11/24/06)
DANVERS, Mass. -- It could take weeks to determine what caused a pair of explosions that ripped through a commercial and residential neighborhood here, knocking homes off their foundations, waking people sleeping miles away and sending residents fleeing...
Organization gives Peace Corps vets new opportunities to serve overseas (11/24/06)
WASHINGTON -- In its 45 years, the Peace Corps has sent more than 180,000 volunteers around the world to help people in developing nations and serve as goodwill ambassadors for the United States. The earliest Peace Corps veterans are heading into retirement or ready for sabbaticals, and many are anxious for another opportunity to serve the way they did as passionate young adults in the 1960s and 1970s...
Two women taken hostage in Chicago apartment (11/24/06)
CHICAGO -- Two women were taken hostage inside their Chicago apartment building early Thursday, sparking a police standoff that stretched more than 14 hours. The women were being held by a gunman in his 20s or 30s who fired at police at least once, and officers were negotiating with the suspect by phone, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said...
Thanksgiving Day parade balloons fly lower as weather barely cooperates (11/24/06)
NEW YORK -- Strong gusts and intermittent rain swirled over Manhattan early Thursday but Big Bird and Snoopy stayed on track -- albeit a slightly lower one -- to please fans in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Officials waited until right before the 9 a.m. start to decide whether it was safe for the event's famous balloons to float through Midtown despite the wet and wind. The balloons will be kept closer to the ground than usual...
Ex-spy who said he was poisoned dies (11/24/06)
LONDON -- A former Russian spy who said he had been poisoned died Thursday night at a London hospital, following a mysterious and rapid decline that left doctors puzzled over the cause of death, officials said. Alexander Litvinenko, a fierce critic of the Russian government, had suf¿fered heart failure and was heavily sedated as medical staff struggled to pinpoint what had made the 43-year-old critically ill...
Bodies of all 17 trapped men found after Poland coal mine explosion (11/24/06)
RUDA SLASKA, Poland -- The bodies of all 17 men trapped underground after a mine explosion in southern Poland have been found, bringing the death toll to 23 in the country's worst mining disaster in three decades, the mining company said Thursday. President Lech Kaczynski declared three days of mourning after the last of the victims were found following an arduous 38-hour search more than 3,000 feet below ground...
Bomb explosion near train station in northeast India kills 3, injures 9 (11/24/06)
GAUHATI, India -- A bomb explosion near a train station in India's northeast Thursday killed three members of one family and injured nine others, police said. The explosion occurred at a stand for auto-rickshaw taxis outside the train station of Gauhati, the capital of the insurgency-ridden state of Assam, said T. Rabha, a railway spokesman...
Mortars, bombs kill 161 Iraqis, wound 257 (11/24/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Five car bombs and two mortar rounds struck the capital's Shiite Sadr City slum Thursday, killing at least 161 people and wounding 257 police said. The attack by suspected Sunni Arab militants was the deadliest on a sectarian enclave since the war began and Shiites quickly struck back...
Thursday's NFL games (11/24/06)
Larry Johnson rushed for 157 yards against the NFL's fifth-ranked rushing defense, and Lawrence Tynes kicked four field goals. Kansas City moved into a tie with Denver for second place in the AFC West. Both teams have 7-4 records. Quarterback Tony Romo led Dallas to its third straight win, and the Cowboys improved to 4-1 since Romo took over for Drew Bledsoe. ...
Making memories in Lawrence (11/24/06)
There was a time a few years ago when Mark Dambach didn't know that the University of Kansas was in Lawrence. Dambach has to be a smart man. After all, he works as a biomedical supervisor at Southeast Missouri Hospital. "I'm a history buff, and I know about the raids during the Civil War, but I had no idea KU was there," Dambach said...
Edgar's home debut on tap (11/24/06)
Southeast Missouri State will try to build on its first win under Scott Edgar when the Redhawks begin their home schedule tonight. After losing their first three games -- all by at least 27 points -- the Redhawks bounced back Sunday to beat Division II Alaska-Fairbanks 69-66...
Run defense remains primary concern for struggling Rams (11/24/06)
ST. LOUIS -- It's a weekly topic at Rams Park: What's wrong with a defense that can't stop the run? The St. Louis Rams had an excuse when they were getting gouged by LaDainian Tomlinson and Larry Johnson, because those running backs put up big numbers against a lot of teams...
Woods continues success at PGA Grand Slam of Golf (11/24/06)
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii -- Eight times Tiger Woods has traveled to Poipu for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. In his first trip, he finished second. Since then, he's been flawless. His seventh title in this event came Wednesday with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. The tournament concludes a year for Woods in which he won eight times, including the British Open and PGA Championship...
Blues won contest to avoid cellar (11/24/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In a game featuring bottom feeders riding frustrating losing streaks, St. Louis skated away a winner. Bill Guerin scored the only goal in the shootout and the Blues rallied to beat Columbus 4-3 Wednesday night in the Blue Jackets' final game before Ken Hitchcock takes over as coach...
Pinkel impressed by official's admission, gives his team credit for victory last week (11/24/06)
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel got a surprising apology earlier this week from Walt Anderson, the Big 12's head of referees. Pinkel said Anderson called and admitted that officials erred on a touchdown-negating call in the final minute of the Tigers' 21-16 loss to Iowa State on Saturday...
Arkansas tops Southern Illinois in OT (11/24/06)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Charles Thomas scored 16 points and Arkansas made 14 straight free throws in the final minutes to rally for a 61-53 victory Thursday over Southern Illinois in the Old Spice Classic at Disney World. The Razorbacks (3-0) made one field goal in the last 8 minutes of regulation and only added one more in the extra period, yet were able to not only hold off Southern Illinois (2-1) but pull away by completely shutting down the Salukis...
Mazda adds first power hardtop to Miata convertible (11/24/06)
It's that time of year when dark clouds and cool winds of winter prompt owners of the sprightly, two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible to start to put away their cars until the following spring. But this year, Miata fans can extend their driving season because for the first time in the car's 17-year history, Mazda offers the Miata with a power hardtop roof...
The day after (11/24/06)
Burp. OK. Bad joke. But not entirely tasteless, if you catch my drift. We have just endured another day of gluttony, arguably the day when more food is consumed -- on purpose -- in the United States than any other day of the year. I'm not going to lecture anyone about their eating habits, particularly their Thanksgiving Day consumption. Goodness knows I love to eat, and Thanksgiving is a good time to chow down...
A musical feud (11/24/06)
Cape's music scene has seen its share of feuds in the past -- bands warring with club owners and each other is just part of any healthy scene. It's the kind of behavior that shows our local musicians have passion, and what's better than passion? I'd hate to think this, but I may be partially responsible for the scene's latest feud, one that turned just slightly ugly this past weekend at Broussard's...
Can't judge car's value sight unseen (11/24/06)
Dear Tom and Ray: My 1963 Dodge Dart four-door sedan was an old-lady car when I bought it in late 1963. I have now become an old lady and changed to another, newer old-lady car, a 2001 Buick Century. My Dart and I drove from one end of this country to the other several times -- both west to east and north to south. ...
At the theaters (11/24/06)
NEW AT THEATERS: 'Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny'; STILL PLAYING: 'A Good Year'; 'Bobby'; 'Borat'; 'Casino Royale'; 'Deck the Halls'; 'Deja Vu'; 'Facing the Giants'; 'Flushed Away'; 'For Your Consideration'; 'The Fountain'; 'The Guardian'; 'Happy Feet'; 'Let's Go to Prison'; 'The Queen'; 'Saw III'; 'Stranger Than Fiction'
Prominent Pollock piece preserved for the public (11/24/06)
UTICA, N.Y. -- For the first time in nearly a half-century, Jackson Pollock's monumental frieze painting, "No. 2, 1949," is being seen as the artist created it. One of Pollock's pioneering paintings from his classic "drip" period, "No. 2" was covered front and back with polyvinyl acetate in 1959 by a well-intentioned museum conservator at the Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art in Utica...
Christmas comes early (11/24/06)
Christmas gets sweeter every year for Jerry Ganiel and the Heartland Pops Orchestra and Chorus he directs. The combined ensemble of about 50 musicians and singers started performing an annual Christmas concert five years ago in Cape Girardeau. And every year, the concert's popularity has grown, Ganiel says...
Everyone's a critic: 'Casino Royale' (11/24/06)
Bond, James Bond. Since the first movie, "Dr. No," Sean Connery has always been my favorite. Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan played the roles of 007 quite well, also. In "Casino Royale," we do not see Ms. Moneypenny, and 007 isn't supplied with his life-saving gadgets, either...
Artifacts 11/24/06 (11/24/06)
University presents concert collaboration Three Southeast Missouri State University music ensembles will team up for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Academic Auditorium. The Southeast Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds will present their second concert of the fall season, called "New Music for Wind Band." The program will include "Tempered Steel" by Charles Rochester Young, the world premier of "Concert Piece for Solo Winds and Marimba" by Kansas-based composer William Funk and "Impulse Engine" by Carolyn Bremmer. ...
'Jezebel of Jazz' Anita O'Day dies at 87 (11/24/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Anita O'Day, whose sassy renditions of "Honeysuckle Rose," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and other song standards that made her one of the most respected jazz vocalists of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 87. O'Day died in her sleep early Thursday morning at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles where she was recovering from a bout with pneumonia, said her manager Robbie Cavolina...
Charley Logan (11/24/06)
Charley Logan Charley Logan, 83, of Villa Ridge, Ill., formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge.
Margaret L. Pender (11/24/06)
Margaret Pender Margaret L. Pender, 73, of Murphysboro, Ill., formerly of Alto Pass, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born Aug. 8, 1933, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Clural and Margaret Harris Neighbors. She and Charles R. Pender were married on Feb. 1, 1954 in Alto Pass. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2006...
Gary Miller (11/24/06)
Gary Miller Gary E. Miller, 64, of Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are in¿complete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Cape/Jackson fire report 11/24/06 (11/24/06)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 4:28 p.m., a vehicle fire at the corner of Cape LaCroix Street and Lynnwood Hills Drive. n At 5:22 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Frederick Street...
Cape police report 11/24/06 (11/24/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n Lance D. Sterling, 21, of 1127 S. Ellis St., was arrested on a Scott County warrant for failure to appear. Assault n Domestic assault was reported...
Out of the Past 11/24/06 (11/24/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 24, 1981 Two more city council hopefuls filed their candidacy petitions yesterday, bringing the number of candidates in Cape Girardeau's April 6 election to nine; latest to file were Robert E. Jones and Kathryn E. Braasch. Mary C. Kasten, a member of both the Cape Girardeau Board of Education and the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, announces plans to seek the 156th District state legislative seat, which represents most of Cape Girardeau...
Traffic jam (11/24/06)
Something happened the other night on the way to the Show Me Center. For the third year in a row, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's holiday concert drew a large crowd -- more than 5,000 ticket holders this year. As with any large crowd at the Show Me Center, getting in and out of the parking lots is part of the experience. ...
Finding scapegoat for Iraq policy (11/24/06)
To the editor: As usual, David Limbaugh has missed the point. In looking for scapegoats for a failed Iraq strategy, he heaps scorn on the senators who asked Gen. John Abizaid tough questions. If Abizaid's assertions are correct, there is no military solution for Iraq. More soldiers won't help, he said. Yet more than 25,000 private mercenaries are being paid tax dollars to assist with security...
New location for Jackson ballpark (11/24/06)
To the editor: I would like to reply to the comment regarding the location of the proposed baseball complex in Jackson. I agree with the concerned citizen 100 percent. For the past several months our committee has looked at other locations. With the help of many Jacksonians who are interested in the future of our youths, we have found another location. ...
Speak Out 11/24/06 (11/24/06)
Use the time; Great school; Low morale; Same rules; Those puppies; Credit worries; Giving advice; Bad coin idea; Underage drinking?; No transfers; Monetary motive; Dangerous Linden; Not nine lives; No GOP plan either; Higher sympathy; Long-term effect; Thanks for pickup; Traffic control; Long way out; File a complaint; Blame the Democrats
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