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Keefe, Kasten report fundraising for special election (10/15/07)
The two major party candidates running in the Feb. 5 special election to fill Cape Girardeau's vacant Missouri House seat reported similar totals Monday for the first round of fundraising. Mike Keefe, the Democratic nominee and former Cape Girardeau postmaster, reported lending his own campaign $5,000 and receiving $1,575 in contributions since winning his party's nod on Sept. 6...
Bar owner will appeal revocation order (10/15/07)
The owner of Jeremiah's, a bar at 127 Water St., said Monday he will appeal the order revoking the bar's license. Donald Ganim, owner of Jeremiah's since the mid-1990s, also said he has the bar under contract to new owners who will take over before the revocation order takes effect Nov. 9...
Scott City Council to decide on Youth League contract (10/15/07)
The Scott City Council should make its decision on the city's contract with the not-for-profit Scott City Youth League tonight, putting an end to weeks of argument over whether or not the league should continue to administer the city's youth sports program...
Divided over dogs (10/15/07)
ROCKVIEW, Mo. Angela Donley of Rockview says these days she constantly feels threatened. She worries about the safety of her home, her children and those members of her family that are most threatened, her seven pit bulls. "I haven't worked a full day's work in over a week, because I had to come home and deal with something," Donley said. ...
State uses points to track hunters' violations (10/15/07)
As deer season in Missouri approaches, an internal point system used by the Department of Conservation may cause some hunters to have their licenses revoked for wildlife violations, conservation agents say. The system is similar to that used by the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke driver's licenses, only it is more discretionary, said Denise Brown, an administrator with the Missouri Department of Conservation in Jefferson City...
Get a shot, not flu (10/15/07)
After years of rationing flu shots, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is finally confident it has the stock to serve anyone in the area who wants a shot. Because of problems in manufacturing, shipping or distribution on state and national levels, the shots have been reserved for children or seniors in recent years. This year, though, the health center has plenty and is hosting several flu immunization clinics for the public to come receive a shot...
Fire department raising money for new dive gear (10/15/07)
The back-to-back games at Dalhousie Golf Club today will benefit Cape Girardeau's police and fire departments. Fire chief Rick Ennis, speaking at the 2007 fire truck rally at Capaha Park on Saturday, said he couldn't estimate proceeds because it's the first such benefit...
Lieutenant colonel returns from Baghdad (10/15/07)
Lt. Col. James C. Schneider recently returned to his home in Helena, Mont., after serving for a year in the 13th Finance Group in Baghdad. Schneider is stationed at Fort Harrison with the Montana National Guard. ...
Teen Read Week kicks off at local libraries (10/15/07)
Teen Read Week began Sunday and will continue until Saturday. Riverside Regional Library and Central High School are among thousands of other libraries, schools and bookstores nationwide to celebrate this year's teen read week theme, "LOL @ your Library.[CloseDouble]...
Road report (10/15/07)
The Missouri Department of Transportations has a handful of projects in Southeast Missouri starting this week. The work will proceed, weather permitting. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes and extreme caution when driving near or through work zones...
Community cuisine 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Kettle beef and chicken supper planned in Daisy A kettle beef and chicken dressing supper will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at New Salem United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Route AA, Daisy. Menu is kettle beef, chicken and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, slaw, bread, cake and drink. Children younger than 5 eat free. The public is invited...
Community digest 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Program on bicyclehelmet safety planned; Genealogists to hold meeting in Sikeston; Boys and Girls Club plans open house for Tuesday; Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club to meet; Voice for Life convention to be held in Scott City
8 hurt in separate school bus accidents in St. Louis (10/15/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Seven students and an adult are treated for minor injuries after two separate school bus accidents in St. Louis. Both happened Monday morning. In the first wreck, a sport utility vehicle collided with a bus on the city's north side. The SUV driver was taken to a hospital, but no children were hurt...
Mo. National Guard trains in earthquake preparedness (10/15/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard spent the weekend engaged in Operation Cracked Earth, training exercises to test communication abilities in case there is a major earthquake in the New Madrid fault zone. The New Madrid fault is a network of deep cracks in the earth's surface from Southern Illinois to northeastern Arkansas. It produces hundreds of small quakes a year, most too weak to be noticed without scientific equipment...
Blunt beating Nixon in public events, 350-11 (10/15/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If politics were sports, this score might be a record:~ Blunt is ramping up his official public appearances while Nixon appears to be toning his down. 350-11. That's the number of public events that Gov. Matt Blunt has participated in this year compared to Attorney General Jay Nixon...
Web site shows videos of autistic behavior for worried parents (10/15/07)
CHICAGO -- What's so unusual about a baby fascinated with spinning a cup, or a toddler flapping his hands, or a preschooler walking on her toes? Parents and even doctors sometimes miss these red flags for autism, but a new online video "glossary" makes them startlingly clear...
Former Lincoln land sells for $1.25 million (10/15/07)
LERNA, Ill. -- County records show four acres once owned by Abraham Lincoln have been sold to a Rockford-based organization for $1.25 million. The land is near the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, the 1840s home of the former president's father and stepmother. Lincoln later purchased the central Illinois property from his father...
St. Louis shuts down aging bridge (10/15/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A downtown artery that is actually a bridge over a tunnel has shut down for repairs over concerns about its secondary supports. About 20,000 drivers use Tucker Boulevard daily, but many aren't aware that a section of the road is a bridge that stands above a 30-foot-tall tunnel...
Cancer death rates dropping faster since '02 (10/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- Good news on the cancer front: Death rates are dropping faster than ever, thanks to new progress against colorectal cancer. A turning point came in 2002, scientists conclude today in the annual "Report to the Nation" on cancer. Between 2002 and 2004, death rates dropped by an average of 2.1 percent a year...
It may be for a cause, but not everyone tickled pink by campaign (10/15/07)
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- October used to be shrouded in black and orange, but in recent years, pink has nudged into the palette. It seems just about every product you can buy -- from Indianapolis Colts mini-helmets to M&M candies, from Avaya phone faceplates to Yoplait yogurt -- is available in pink, or at least pink packaging, as part of a promotion to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research...
Turkish general warns of damage to U.S. ties (10/15/07)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's top general warned that ties with the U.S., already strained by attacks from rebels hiding in Iraq, will be irreversibly damaged if Congress passes a resolution that labels the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide...
Iraq, U.S. negotiating removal of Blackwater within 6 months (10/15/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi officials are negotiating Baghdad's demand that security company Blackwater USA be expelled from the country within six months, and American diplomats appear to be working on how to fill the security gap if the company is phased out...
Castro, Chavez chat in live Cuban TV appearance (10/15/07)
HAVANA -- Fidel Castro made his first live appearance on Cuban airwaves since falling ill 14 months ago, sounding lucid and in good humor as he exchanged praise and jokes Sunday with the Venezuelan president. Castro's telephone call to a television and radio program came minutes after visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez aired a new videotape of their weekend meeting in which he sang revolutionary hymns to Castro and called him "father of all revolutionaries."...
Rice struggles to overcome hurdles on both sides in latest Mideast peace mission (10/15/07)
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened an intense round of Mideast shuttle diplomacy Sunday, struggling to bring Israelis and Palestinians close enough to make a planned U.S.-hosted peace conference worthwhile. The two sides are at bitter odds over an outline of a peace agreement that would be presented at next month's conference, and Rice sought to lower expectations her mission would finalize preparations for the gathering...
Eagle Ridge falls in title game (10/15/07)
The Eagle Ridge Christian soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Collinsville on Friday in the championship game of the SLMCAA conference tournament. Abby Cohen provided the lone goal for Eagle Ridge (11-2-1). -- From staff report
Area digest (10/15/07)
Cook, Powell capture first place The team of Lachelle Cook and Lester Powell took first place in the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association competition in Oran recently. Cori Stoverink and Ron LeGrand took second while Mike Kluesner and Mike Massa took third...
Indians use seven-run 11th to even series with Red Sox (10/15/07)
BOSTON -- Trot Nixon was back at Fenway Park in the playoffs. This time, though, he came through for Cleveland. The former Red Sox stalwart snapped an 11th-inning tie with a pinch-hit single, and the Indians broke loose for six more runs in a record-setting performance to beat Boston 13-6 early Sunday morning and tie the AL championship series at a game apiece...
Reds hire Baker to manage team (10/15/07)
CINCINNATI -- By hiring Dusty Baker as their next manager, the Cincinnati Reds have made a pronounced change in philosophy, turning to an outsider to run the team for the first time in 18 years. The last time they did it, they won a championship. The Reds confirmed Sunday that Baker will become their next manager. Baker, who has a three-year deal, will be introduced at a news conference today in Cincinnati...
Sunday's NFL results 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Patriots 48, Cowboys 27 IRVING, Texas -- Tom Brady threw a career-high five touchdown passes, with Donte Stallworth taking the final one 69 yards to break open a tight game in the fourth quarter as New England won Sunday in a rare battle of teams with 5-0 records...
Ravens' defense controls winless Rams (10/15/07)
BALTIMORE -- It was a rout waiting to happen: The winless St. Louis Rams and their depleted offense against a defense eager to prove it's still the best in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens made the most of their opportunity, bullying backup quarterback Gus Frerotte into six turnovers in Sunday's 22-3 victory...
Rockies move within a win of World Series (10/15/07)
DENVER -- No more slumbering lumber for the Colorado Rockies, who are one win away from roaring right into their first World Series. With a cold rain falling, Josh Fogg shut down Arizona's bats in his first postseason start and Yorvit Torrealba hit a tiebreaking three-run homer to fuel the Rockies' 4-1 victory Sunday night in Game 3 of the NL championship series...
Southeast athletics encounters hard times (10/15/07)
As far as shedding a negative light on the athletic department, it would be hard to imagine a worse couple of weeks for Southeast Missouri State. Two weeks ago, there was the national embarrassment of the university's men's basketball program having the NCAA Division I's second-worst graduation rate, according to the most recently released figures, on athletes who enrolled from 1997 to 2000...
Six-figure bonuses retain US commandos (10/15/07)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries. The retention effort, started nearly three years ago and overseen by U.S. ...
Walden Park condos near completion (10/15/07)
There's a lot on my desk this week, folks, so let's get right to it:n Walden Park nearly ready to lease: The first phase of Walden Park, a development of 125 single family homes and 195 condominiums being constructed by RiverWest Partners off Route W, will be completed soon with townhouses that will be available for leasing, developer Gerry Jones said...
Kimmel to fill in for Philbin in New York, host his show in LA (10/15/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Kimmel is going bicoastal. The host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" will fill in for a vacationing Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly" in New York while still hosting his namesake show from Los Angeles. During the week of Oct. 22, Kimmel will fly back and forth across the country daily, co-hosting with Kelly Ripa in New York each morning and taping his own show in Los Angeles each night. That's two cross-country flights a day for five days...
Applebee's settles lawsuit against sale (10/15/07)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Applebee's International Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by a union challenging the proposed $1.9 billion sale of the restaurant operator to IHOP Corp. The casual-dining chain won't pay any money in the settlement but has agreed to provide its shareholders with additional information about the sale...
Memo 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Extension offers class in cash flow management The University of Missouri Extension Service will be offering a course in cash flow management for small businesses on Nov. 1 at the Perry County Extension Center, 321 N. Main St. in Perryville, Mo. The class, sponsored by the Workforce Investment Board, will be presented by CPA Carol Word. ...
People on the move 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Local broker completes certification course Brenda Miller, a licensed real estate broker-salesperson with RE/MAX Realty Experts, announced she has successfully completed the Realtor e-PRO course, earning certification through the National Association of Realtors. ...
Still on the lot (10/15/07)
Reports from area new car dealers trying to buck a national sales slump show many are having trouble in maintaining last year's results, while others seem unlikely to match their 2005 figures. Of 18 new car dealerships operating in a four-county region of Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger and northern Scott County, 11 have reported sales to the Missouri Department of Revenue at a rate likely to result in a decline in sales compared to 2006. ...
News Corp. challenges CNBC with business channel (10/15/07)
NEW YORK -- Rupert Murdoch has entered a dark horse in high-stakes races before, and won. Today, the News Corp. media titan trots out the Fox Business Network. Two years in the making, the channel will challenge General Electric Co.'s highly profitable CNBC network as it seeks to redefine business news for average Americans faced with increasingly complex decisions about their financial futures...
Thomas Hightower (10/15/07)
Thomas Darwin Hightower, 71, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Qulin, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Hightower was born July 17, 1936, in Clarkton, Mo. He was a member of the Qulin American Legion and of the Baptist faith. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from the Navy, he worked in maintenance at Twin Rivers School at Qulin. He had also worked as a chef...
Lela Collins (10/15/07)
Lela Mae Collins, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 2, 1918, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of James and Bessie (Cotner) Sample. She and Gail F. Collins were married July 9, 1937, in Jackson. He died April 3, 1989...
Pat Diehl (10/15/07)
Pat B. Diehl died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Ashland, Ore. She was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Chicago She married Stanley G. Diehl and lived in Cape Girardeau from 1955 to 1981, then moved to Hawaii. Diehl worked as a secretary for the First Christian Church and as a field representative for the Girl Scouts...
Edna Jansen (10/15/07)
Edna M. Jansen, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1918, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Gustav and Linda Graden Niemeier. She married Cletus L. Jansen Nov. 25, 1970. She worked as a waitress. She was a member of Hanover Lutheran Church where she was a member of the ladies aide and the church quilters group...
Lorene Horrell (10/15/07)
Lorene Horrell, 90, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 20, 1917, in Jackson, daughter of Henry "Bud" Clemons Koehler and Mary Belle Baugh Koehler. She and John V. Horrell Sr. were married Feb. 6, 1934, in Jackson. He passed away April 6, 1994...
Cape/Jackson fire report 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department n At 8:22 p.m., a box alarm at 1013 Elm St. n At 9:35 p.m., a medical assist in the unit block of South Park Avenue. n At 10:36 p.m., a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Southern Expressway. n At 5:59 a.m., medical assist on the 800 block of South Benton Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
DWI; Arrests; Assault; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Faced with budget cuts, Southeast Missouri State University Theater has opted for a shorter 1982-1983 season; productions on the main stage in Rose Theater will be "Carnival," "Arms and the Man" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; lab shows will include "Equus" and an unannounced production...
Storytelling (10/15/07)
The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced plans for a storytelling festival for April 4 to 6. Apparently a similar festival in Jonesborough, Tenn., was wildly successful, drawing 10,000 people (with ticket prices in the $150 range for the full weekend of events)...
Trading pension for health care (10/15/07)
To the editor: Social Security is considered sacred by a majority of citizens from both parties because people from all classes and backgrounds pay into the program and expect to get something back upon retirement or becoming disabled. It is not considered welfare, but rather a pension and insurance program. We pay into the system with the expectation that, at the least, we will have a very basic safety net when we retire or become disabled. Unfortunately in Missouri, that safety net is broken...
Inaccuracies on global warming (10/15/07)
To the editor:On Oct. 6 you published a column by Walter E. Williams titled "Global warming hysteria." I think readers need to be careful of their sources of scientific information. There are several points where current scientific thinking was not accurately represented...
Speak Out 10/15/07 (10/15/07)
Let the church help; They need help; Paying for meals; Public forum; Church traffic; Slow on Snake Hill; Follow your dreams; Keep the parking; Equally poor; Wasting our money; Terrible sound; Totally lost; Higher power; No GOP values; A sad day; Who will help now?; Helping with food
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