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Stories from Thursday, October 18, 2007

Some in area still without power (10/18/07)
While city crews work to pick up tree limbs and other debris from last night's storm, hundreds of people are waiting for electric service to be restored. As of 4:45 p.m., Ameren's Web site lists 948 households without power in Cape Girardeau; 56 in Jackson and six in Scott City. A company spokeswoman said 1,200 Ameren customers are without power throughout Southeast Missouri...
Weather service issues tornado watch (10/18/07)
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Southeast Missouri. "The watch is from Dexter and Jackson eastward," said Kevin Smith, meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Paducah, Ky., office. A watch indicates the possibility that tornadoes will develop. A warning means a tornado is imminent...
Construction far ahead of schedule (10/18/07)
While the timing of the development plan at the new Interstate 55 interchange is uncertain, construction at the site has accelerated to the point where motorists will be using it far earlier than planned, Missouri Department of Transportation project manager Andy Meyer said Wednesday...
Revenue sharing unlikely, says Cape mayor (10/18/07)
The lovefest is over. Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Girardeau County spent years negotiating how to share the cost of a new interchange on Interstate 55. In 2005, that cooperation was rewarded when federal lawmakers earmarked enough money to more than cover the $8.5 million price tag...
School sale proceeds may have to stay in trust (10/18/07)
Money from the sale of the aging Schultz school building may not be available for use in relocating the Alternative Education Center. The Cape Girardeau school board agreed in February to sell the property to Jackson developer Chad Hartle for $1.7 million. The sale is expected to be finalized in January; Hartle is waiting to receive state tax credits...
Illinois man found guilty in shooting of Southeast student (10/18/07)
It took a Butler County jury just 25 minutes to decide David McElrath, 20, of Mounds, Ill., shot a Southeast Missouri State University student last November in the parking lost of a Cape Girardeau gas station. McElrath was convicted Wednesday of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, prosecutor Jack Koester said. The case was tried in Butler County before Circuit Judge Mark Richardson on a change of venue from Cape Girardeau County...
Scott County receives $34K grant to combat cyber crimes (10/18/07)
Scott County is now in a position to combat Internet crimes, thanks to a more than $34,000 grant the sheriff's department received through the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Grant Program. The money allowed the department to begin the first step of the grant program, using the initial $13,881 to send Lt. ...
Storm causes damage in Cape (10/18/07)
High winds early Thursday toppled a neighbor's pine tree onto a 2007 Dodge parked in the driveway of Brian Anderson's house at 2620 Marvin in Cape Girardeau.
Community digest 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
Coalition holding peace rally Friday A Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice peace rally will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Freedom Corner in Capaha Park. Bazaar to be held at Emanuel United Church Emanuel United Church of Christ will hold a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Crafts, baked items, cookbooks and dish cloths will be featured. Full breakfast and soup and chili will be served until 11 a.m. A chicken and dumpling lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Community cuisine 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
St. Augustine Parish holding fall dinner The St. Augustine Parish annual fall dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the school gym in Kelso, Mo. The menu is ham, chicken and dumplings, chicken and dressing. Children 5 and younger eat free. Carryouts will start at 11:30 a.m...
SEMO professor to speak at Civil War program (10/18/07)
A Civil War program featuring Dr. Frank Nickell as speaker will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mississippi County Historical Society's Moore Home at 403 N. Main St. in Charleston, Mo. Nickell is a professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University, where he serves as director of the Center for Regional History. ...
Osage Centre holds Golden Age Games (10/18/07)
The Missouri Healthcare Association District V recently held a fun challenge for area nursing home residents at the Osage Community Centre. Called the Golden Age Games, the annual event included 200 participants from a dozen facilities taking shots, throws, leaps, putts and more at games testing their skills and strength...
United Way Small Business Blitz shows increased donations (10/18/07)
The United Way Small Business Blitz resulted in donations of $8,694, nearly a $3,000 increase from last year's drive. The Blitz Drive, co-chaired by Angie Umfleet of Chap Arnold Insurance and Lisa Rodman of the Bank of Missouri, concluded recently with a celebration at Buffalo Wild Wings...
Hearing postponed for Sikeston, Mo., couple (10/18/07)
Southeast Missourian Wednesday's hearing for the Sikeston, Mo., couple charged with multiple counts of supplying alcohol to minors has been postponed until Nov. 28. Circuit Judge Terry L. Brown agreed to the extension to allow time for the Cheathams' attorney, Stephen C. ...
Strongman competition raises money for charity (10/18/07)
Southeast Missourian An event in Jackson on Saturday will pit contestants against one another in tests of strength and physical endurance to raise money for charity. The first Men of Steel competition will take place at 10 a.m. ...
More teachers pursuing higher education (10/18/07)
Elementary school principals Rhonda Dunham, Sydney Herbst and Ruth Ann Orr all lived together for a month this summer. They rented a three-bedroom condo not far from campus in Columbia, Mo., while they attended classes at the University of Missouri. They were finishing up coursework to earn their doctoral degrees...
Exactly where and when economic development at the new interchange will occur is in question (10/18/07)
Area business and political leaders expect the new East Main Street/LaSalle Avenue interchange on Interstate 55 to spur an era of growth for Cape Girardeau County, one of the biggest since extensive work on Route K and Siemers Drive helped draw major development to that area in the 1990s...
2,500 in Cape without power (10/18/07)
Southeast Missourian About 2,500 AmerenUE customers in Cape Girardeau remained without power at 10:30 this morning after a line of thunderstorms with winds of up to 70 mph swept through Southeast Missouri in the early morning hours. In AmerenUE's service area extending from St. Louis and Lake of the Ozarks into Southern Illinois, 33,000 customers did not have power at 10:30 this morning...
Audit: Missouri sloppy in tracking child support debts (10/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State Auditor Susan Montee said Thursday that Missouri's child support enforcement office is fraught with sloppy record-keeping, meaning some noncustodial parents may not be as much of a deadbeat as the state claims. But the miscalculations work both ways, she said. While some parents may not owe as much child support debt as the state claims they do, others may actually owe more...
Police file reveals missed chances in Devlin case (10/18/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three months before Shawn Hornbeck was rescued by police from Michael Devlin's home, an adult asked Shawn if he was the kidnapped boy in the missing-persons poster plastered throughout the community. Shawn, then 15, was in a car driven by a friend's mother, briefly away from his abductor. She asked half-jokingly, "Is that your real dad or were you taken?"...
Former Mo. Rep. Robert Young dies at 83 (10/18/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Rep. Robert Young III, one of the St. Louis-area's most influential political voices, has died at age 83. Young died Wednesday at an area nursing home, Colliers Funeral Home in suburban St. Louis said. The Democrat represented Missouri's 2nd Congressional District from the late 1970s through the 80s. He was also a Missouri state senator and state representative...
Winds blow down Missouri Capitol's last flag pole (10/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Capitol likely will be without flags for a couple of months after winds blew down its lone remaining flag pole. The Capitol had two 60-foot high wooden flag poles on either side of its main entrance. Winds on Aug. 12 knocked down the west flag pole, which had supported the U.S. and prisoner-of-war flags...
Two dead in Missouri storm (10/18/07)
PARIS, Mo. (AP) -- Two residents of rural northeast Missouri were killed early Thursday when high winds -- perhaps a tornado -- struck their mobile home. Kent Ensor, 44, and Kristy Secrease, 25, died when winds pummeled the home near Paris, Mo., a town of about 1,500 residents 55 miles northeast of Columbia. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the bodies were found 400 feet from where the mobile home was sitting...
Illinois regulators suspend license of ex-VA surgeon (10/18/07)
MARION, Ill. -- Illinois medical regulators Wednesday indefinitely suspended the license of a surgeon under scrutiny in a string of deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Southern Illinois. Dr. Jose Veizaga-Mendez, 69, agreed to the suspension as part of a deal reached with the state late last month, resolving an investigation Illinois regulators launched over circumstances that led him to surrender his Massachusetts license last year...
Blunt campaign denies raising money at mansion (10/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt's campaign denied Tuesday that it has raised money at the Governor's Mansion, even though its own finance reports seem to suggest otherwise. Reports filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show payments of $20,306.50 for "fundraiser expenses" to Missouri Mansion Preservation, the not-for-profit group that coordinates events and helps pay for decorations at the governor's official state house...
Judge: Mo. meeting school spending requirement (10/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state judge ruled Wednesday that Missouri is exceeding its constitutional requirement for public school spending while dismissing a legal challenge by scores of school districts. The decision by Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan marked a complete defeat for the suing schools, who claimed Missouri doesn't provide them enough money and distributes that money unfairly...
Gov. seeks $4M to pay for rape exams (10/18/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt said Wednesday that he will ask the legislature for about $4 million to fund rape exams that had been billed to women or their health insurers until Missouri recently changed its law. Blunt signed a bill in July that aimed to improve protection for victims of domestic and sexual abuse and make it easier for them to report the crime...
National Guard leaves helicopter in field (10/18/07)
DIXON, Mo. -- Pulaski County sheriff's deputies have gotten plenty of reports about unattended vehicles. But an unattended helicopter? That's what a sheriff's deputy found Friday night, after a Dixon-area man told dispatchers he had seen two helicopters land in a field near his home...
Nearly 50 million Social Security recipients to get 2.3 percent adjustment (10/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security benefits for nearly 50 million people will rise 2.3 percent starting in January, the smallest increase in four years. The typical retiree will face the challenge of using the extra $24 to cover higher costs for everything from gasoline and food to medical care...
Allstate's earnings fall 16 percent (10/18/07)
CHICAGO -- Allstate Corp., the second-largest U.S. property and casualty insurer, said Wednesday its third-quarter earnings fell 16 percent as the amount of catastrophe losses more than doubled from a year ago. The results, while down from a relatively calm hurricane season last year, still exceeded Wall Street's expectations and kept Allstate on pace to top its record $5 billion full-year profit in 2006...
Co-defendant says O.J. wanted men with guns at meeting with collectors (10/18/07)
LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpson wanted armed men with him when he confronted two sports memorabilia dealers, according to a co-defendant who has agreed to plead guilty and testify against the former football star. "O.J. said 'Hey, just bring some firearms,'" Walter Alexander told police, according to a transcript of his tape-recorded statement obtained by The Associated Press...
Oral Roberts University president takes leave (10/18/07)
TULSA, Okla. -- Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts asked for and was granted a leave of absence Wednesday amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign. The 58-year-old son of the evangelist who founded the school said he would continue in his role as chairman and chief executive of Oral Roberts Ministries, and decried what he said were untrue allegations...
Attorney general nominee critical of Justice Department's political, torture policies (10/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey told senators Tuesday he will reject White House political meddling and overstepping its authority in terrorism cases if approved to run the Justice Department. He said he would resign if his legal or ethical doubts about administration policy are ignored...
Dispute boils in Maine over city council candidate's lobster-trap campaign signs (10/18/07)
PORTLAND, Maine -- A part-time lobsterman and waterfront activist who's running for the city council found himself in trouble with the law when he put up campaign signs mounted on lobster traps. On Tuesday, city workers removed about eight of the signs and wooden traps that Bill Linnell had put up at busy thoroughfares and intersections. The city clerk notified him that they were illegal because they could create a public safety and maintenance problem on public rights of way...
Human trafficking case exposes child servitude among Haitian immigrants (10/18/07)
MIAMI -- The teen slept on a rolled-up mattress on the dining room floor and bathed in the backyard with a garden hose. For six years, she washed dishes, made beds and cooked for a family that beat her and hid her in a closet when visitors arrived. She never went to school...
Putin seeks to please both Iran, West in nuclear standoff (10/18/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to assuage both Iran and the West during his trip to Tehran, a delicate balancing act reflecting his reach for global clout and desire to preserve warm ties with a Middle Eastern ally without angering Washington...
Fury over Puerto Rico pet massacre sparks Web petition drive (10/18/07)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The fury over the massacre of dozens of seized dogs and cats in Puerto Rico has gone global. Thousands of people from Puerto Rico and around the world have signed an online petition calling on the governor of the U.S. Caribbean territory to ensure those who hurled some 80 pets off a highway bridge last week are brought to justice...
Bhutto supporters throng largest Pakistani city ahead of her return (10/18/07)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Legions of supporters of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto converged on Karachi for her planned homecoming today from eight years in self-exile and return to the center stage of Pakistan's volatile politics. Brushing off fears of an attack by Islamic militants, she vowed Wednesday to restore democracy and to fight religious extremism. But there is public skepticism she can turn the bold rhetoric into reality...
Eight Greenpeace members leave town after being trapped by loggers (10/18/07)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Eight Greenpeace members prevented from leaving an Amazon town for more than 24 hours by loggers and angry residents were escorted away peacefully Wednesday by authorities. The activists, however, were unable to depart with the scorched tree trunk they wanted to take with them for an exhibit on global warming in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, said Greenpeace campaigner Andre Muggiati...
Turkish parliament OKs possible attack on rebel bases in Iraq (10/18/07)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Parliament authorized the government Wednesday to send troops into northern Iraq to root out Kurdish rebels who've been conducting raids into Turkey. The vote removed the last legal obstacle to an offensive, but there was no sign of imminent action as the United States urged restraint...
Scott City tops Perryville on senior night (10/18/07)
Danyelle Pate put down 11 kills to go with three digs to lead the Scott City volleyball team to a victory on senior night Wednesday. The Rams defeated Perryville 25-14, 25-16. Kristin Yetman chipped in with 19 assists and two digs for the Rams (16-14-2)...
Parkway North coach says big game will come down to turnovers (10/18/07)
Some would say Bob Bunton had the unenviable task of preparing his Parkway North football team for both Eureka and Jackson this season. He doesn't quite see it that way. "Those have been our only two losses, and I'm proud of that," Bunton said. "Those are two very good football teams."...
Ralls adds power to the Notre Dame lineup (10/18/07)
Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett declared at the start of the season that he was looking to Alexis Ralls to account for much of the power his lineup lost after graduating last year's top slugger, Kristain Burger. Ralls felt the pressure of the high expectations...
Kelly's catcher returns to the field after two torn ACLs (10/18/07)
Kelly catcher Brittany Brantley felt more than pain when she tore her left anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and medial collateral ligament playing softball in May 2006. Brantley had just recovered from a tear of her right ACL, so thoughts of another major surgery, an additional four months of physical therapy and the possibility she would never again catch a ballgame rushed through her mind...
Dolphins game sparks Perez's interest in football (10/18/07)
Francisco Perez never saw a football game in person until he was 13 years old. He never played the sport until he got to high school. That's why Perez laughs heartily when asked how surprised he is to be in his fourth season of college football -- and the leader of Southeast Missouri State's offensive line, no less...
Foust allowed back at school (10/18/07)
Southeast Missouri State senior forward Brandon Foust will be allowed back in school. Southeast coach Scott Edgar has not yet decided if the Redhawks' leading scorer from last year will be allowed back with the basketball program. Southeast announced in a press release Wednesday that the university judicial process has determined that Foust will be allowed to continue as a student at Southeast...
Bowling scores (10/18/07)
MEN High series -- Roger Petzoldt 751; John Wondel 725; Robert Forester 723; Jeff McClanahan 720; Steve Luttrell 718; Phillip Gramlisch 718; Jim Burnett 704; Jason Brothers 690; Don Stout 675; Troy Hooper 673; Jerry Tuschhoff 670; Brian McMath 668; Toby Zoellner 667; Jody Ponder 663; Bill Funkhouser 658; Kyle Bruce 657; Stan Lueders 655; Syl Zoellner 654; Leroy Ponder 652'; Jim Brown 649; Fred Bauser 649; Jeff Zoellner 649; Terry Scholl 647; Richard Mayfield 641; Terry Warmack 641; Elmer Kieninger 636; Joe Rice 636; Donnie Glueck 635; Rob Roberts 632; Dennis Roth 631; Ron Brown 622; Todd Johnson 620; Mike Tanner 619; Dustin Hengst 617; Duane Fenwick 612; Ron Spooler 612; Matt Bass 611; Brian McClanahan 608; Truman Petzoldt 607; Roy Jennings 606; Dave Schaupert 604; Ed Craft 604; Trent Forester 604; Brad Smith 602; Dustin Popp 600. ...
Area sports digest 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
Kern, Burnett take first place Bob Burnett and Rose Kern teamed to win the Southeast Missouri Horsheshoe Association's tournament Sunday in Oran. Lachelle Cook and Bill Senciboy Jr. took second while Randy Senciboy and Joe Bean were third. Lynch wins Punts, Pass and Kick age division...
Still no decision on Torre's future (10/18/07)
TAMPA, Fla. -- This business with Joe Torre is getting kind of bizarre. After two days of much-hyped meetings, owner George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees still won't say whether they plan to bring back Torre for a 13th season as their manager...
Winless Rams finally getting some players back from injuries (10/18/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Randy McMichael looked around the huddle in practice Wednesday and Marc Bulger, Steven Jackson and Isaac Bruce looked back at the tight end. The St. Louis Rams are still winless, but finally there is some hope. "It's been a frustrating year, all the losing, and it seems like you're always losing a teammate," McMichael said. "We lose teammates for weeks at a time, so it will make you a little happy to see some of your guys back out there."...
Prolific Daniel ready for shootout against Red Raiders (10/18/07)
Missouri figures to need a pile of points to beat Texas Tech this week. The Tigers have the right man for the job. Quarterback Chase Daniel has passed for 300 or more yards in eight of his last nine games, missing a clean sweep by 6 yards against Illinois State. ...
Tkachuk helps Blues win fourth in a row (10/18/07)
CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues were surging even before their power play started to click. Keith Tkachuk had one of two St. Louis man-advantage goals and added an assist, and Manny Legace stopped 28 shots as the Blues posted their fourth straight win, 3-1 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday...
Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (10/18/07)
Today Contours in Cape Girardeau will host "Bingo for Breast Cancer." Saturday Breast cancer awarenss walk at the Umfleet Park in Advance, Mo., from 10 to noon. Booths will be set up from local and state agencies, also local vendors will have purses, make-up, avon, jewelry for sale. Everyone that walks is asked to pledge $5. Any donations will be given to the Southeast Missouri Hospital Cancer Foundation...
Giving it a whirl (10/18/07)
Oct. 18, 2007 Dear Julie, My mother just turned 80. At her birthday dinner mom flinched when I told the waitress her age. Mom still doesn't want people to know. For her birthday we went to see "The Rat Pack Live at the Sands," a revue in which singers play Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. It's set at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, where the three of them performed in the casino at night while filming "Ocean's Eleven" during the day...
Billy Joe Shaver interview (10/18/07)
Billy Joe Shaver might just be the greatest country music songwriter you've never heard of. The native Texan started his songwriting career in Nashville, Tenn., in 1968, writing for Bobby Bare. Waylon Jennings used 10 Shaver songs for his 1973 "Honky Tonk Heroes" album. Musicians from Elvis to Bob Dylan (who Shaver counts as a personal friend) have covered his tunes...
Michael Clayton: No frills movie relies on characters, dialogue (10/18/07)
It is not too often that a quiet movie blows me away, but Michael Clayton did just that. Michael Clayton (George Clooney in a perfect role) is an in-house fixer, an upscale Erin Brockovich, covering up nasty scandals for the clients of a major New York corporate law firm. ...
Michael Clayton: Finally, a thoughtful film (10/18/07)
To put it bluntly, "Michael Clayton" is a film for adults -- of any age. I'll even go one more: "Michael Clayton" is a film for thinking adults. Thinking adults don't need shaky cameras to keep them interested or to tell them something intense is happening. ...
Family affair (10/18/07)
Do you dream of a world where servers aren't trained to rattle off catchy sale-slogans and wear flair? Then, according to owner-operators Amy and Andy Hancock, their restaurant, the Gordonville Grill, is the place to dine. "We both got started in corporate restaurants as servers in college. We knew that we didn't really want the cookie-cutter feel of a corporate restaurant," Amy Hancock said. The couple met while working together at a locally operated corporate restaurant...
Music playlist (10/18/07)
Steve Schaffner, fiddler extraordinaire and Cape Central orchestra director, gives us his top five as he readies to play in the "Big River" opening performance. 1. "Big Boss Man" by Elvis Presley I decided I wanted to be a musician after I saw an Elvis movie called "Roustabout". Musicians get the good-lookin' chicks. Now I got three or four, if you count the female dog!...
Top selling cds (10/18/07)
Week of Oct. 8-14 1. SouljaBoy --"Souljaboytellem.com" 2. Kid Rock -- "Rock 'N' Roll Jesus" 3. Gucci Mane -- "Trap-A-Thon" 4. Ozzy Osbourne -- "Black Rain" 5. Finger Eleven -- "Them vs. You vs. Us"
Road trippin' extras (10/18/07)
Less than 2 hours away Fox Theatre, St. Louis Want to see a music legend in concert? Or how about two? This week is your chance. On Monday the Fox Theatre in St. Louis will host a night of legendary musicians when Bob Dylan & His Band take to the stage. Before they do, fans will be treated to an opening performance by none other than Elvis Costello...
Falling into place (10/18/07)
On Saturday the Show Me Center will kick off its 20th anniversary season with a comedy and music concert by none other country-style funny man Rodney Carrington. Beware, this concert is for mature audiences only. But the venue recently announced two other big concerts this fall: blues legend Buddy Guy on Nov. 11 followed by pop-rock superstar band Daughtry on Nov. 15...
Weekend calendar (10/18/07)
Friday LIVE MUSIC Classic Country Band @ American Legion Hall, Jackson Country Touch Band @ Jackson Elks Lodge Doug Rees @ Stooges, Jackson Weeds and Wildflowers @ Cup [OpenSingle]N['] Cork Strange Brew @ Broussard[']s Jobu @ Buckner Brewing Co. The Intention @ Club Moxy...
Complete calendar (10/18/07)
Thursday, Oct. 18 Flu Immunization Clinic: sponsored by Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department, Osage Community Centre, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CPR Heartsaver Adult/Child: Saint Francis Medical Center, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Senior Recital featuring Ben Hutchings: Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus, 3 p.m...
New Fox show giving bands a shot at 'Idol'-style fame (10/18/07)
LOS ANGELES -- There's sheer bravado in the title of Fox's "The Next Great American Band." But the network that gave us "American Idol" is primly cautious about whether it's found another hit talent show. Debuting 7 p.m. Friday, "American Band" boasts an impressive group of finalists ranging from heavy metal to soul to bluegrass, and it's from the same producers behind "American Idol."...
Witherspoon takes dramatic turn (10/18/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Before her latest film, if anyone had asked Reese Witherspoon what the term "extraordinary rendition" meant, she might have answered with a blank stare. The words could be bureaucratese for something as innocuous as a tax deduction. ...
Good Bets (10/18/07)
VISUAL ARTS One + One art exhibition Southeast Missouri State University faculty and alumni come together for an art exhibition, with opening receptions during Homecoming weekend. When: Receptions 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday Where: River Campus Art Gallery...
Best-sellers-Books-USAToday (10/18/07)
1. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert 2. "Playing for Pizza" by John Grisham 3. "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks 4. "Cross" by James Patterson 5. "Mine Till Midnight" by Lisa Kleypas...
'Country girl' breaks boundaries (10/18/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rissi Palmer still laughs about the looks she saw on people's faces when she stepped on stage in some of Nashville's honky-tonk bars. "There's not a lot of black people in these places, so a lot of times it was like, 'Is it R&B night here? What's going on?'" she said...
Bar hopping to start the day (10/18/07)
Do me a favor before you read this and look at our "Good Bets" calendar in the middle of the mag. Look under live music. You see where it says Mike Renick will perform at Last Call at 8 a.m.? That's no typo. He's scheduled to play at 8 a.m. What, you might ask, is the reason for this strange scenario, one that has a bar musician performing when most of his audience is probably sleeping off a hangover?...
At the theaters (10/18/07)
'30 Days of Night'; 'The Comebacks'; 'Gone Baby Gone'; 'Into the Wild'; 'Rendition'; 'Sarah Landon & theParanormal Hour'; 'Ten Commandments'; 'Things We Lost in the Fire'; '3:10 to Yuma'; 'Across the Universe'; 'The Game Plan'; 'Good Luck Chuck'; 'Heartbreak Kid'; 'Michael Clayton'; 'Mr. Woodcock'; 'Resident Evil: Extinction'; 'We Own the Night'; 'Why Did I get Married?'
Led Zeppelin's back catalog will be available from online music stores (10/18/07)
LONDON -- Led Zeppelin, one of the last major acts to resist digital distribution, are releasing their back catalog online. Led Zeppelin said their songs, including "Communication Breakdown," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven," will be available from online music stores Nov. 13. The band is due to release a two-CD retrospective, "Mothership," the same day...
New DVD releases: `Transformers,' `Planet Terror,' `A Mighty Heart' (10/18/07)
"Transformers" The big old robots that were all the rage of the 1980s return to Earth in a live-action spectacle that became one of the year's top hits. With a human cast led by Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Anderson and John Turturro, the movie centers on a battle of good vs. ...
Getting close to nature (10/18/07)
Everybody knows Southeast Missouri is rural. The down side: We have to go to St. Louis or Memphis, Tenn., to subsidize our arts and entertainment opportunities. The up side: There's plenty of natural scenery to enjoy beyond the near-endless farm fields...
Florida Ross-McComb (10/18/07)
Florida Mae Ross-McComb, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Floyd and Mary Elizabeth Primm Pettit. She married Alvirgil McComb, who preceded her in death...
Wanda Lichte (10/18/07)
PATTON, Mo. -- Wanda Adelene Lichte, 82, of Patton died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1924, at Cabool, Mo., daughter of Elmer Lynn and Reatha Ogle Hays. She and Thomas Herman Lichte were married Oct. 14, 1944. He died Jan. 28, 1986...
Lloyd Bennett (10/18/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lloyd Bennett, 62, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. He was born March 28, 1945, in Clubb, Mo., son of Lloyd Lee and Aleta Ellen Yount Bennett. He and Lea Ann Lowery were married July 17, 1993...
Clarence Gillespie (10/18/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clarence Gillespie, 89, of Anna died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro, Ill. He was born March 8, 1918, in Simpson, Ill., son of Clarence O. and Mae Colgrove Gillespie. He and Arawayne Rushing were married Aug. 23, 1939, in Jackson. She died Aug. 9, 2000...
Betty Lewis (10/18/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Betty Jean Lewis, 69, of Advance died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 14, 1938, at Gipsy, Mo., daughter of William and Esther Gribler Gregory. Lewis was a retired factory worker. Survivors include a son, Darrell Meador of Advance; a daughter, Debbie Litton of Dexter, Mo.; a brother, William Gregory of Flushing, Mich.; a sister, Dathel Kynion of Advance; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Louis Brown (10/18/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Louis L. Brown, 83, of Anna died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Union County Hospital. He was born April 3, 1924, in Anna, son of Homer and Ollie Winn Brown. He and Dorothy Mae Lewis were married July 23, 1968, in Anna. Brown owned and operated Brown's Body Shop in Jonesboro, Ill., many years. He was a member of Landmark Pentecostal Church and Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455...
Dorothy Taylor (10/18/07)
Dorothy A. Henson Taylor, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at her home. She was born Aug. 13, 1919, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of William Carrol and Birdie Belle Skaggs Henson. She and Jack W. Taylor Sr. were married in April 1941 in Cape Girardeau. He died Oct. 28, 2005...
Births 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
Braun; Owens; Patterson; Deimund; Heflin; Cowell; Dean; Blattner; Hopper
Cape/Jackson police report 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summons; Assault; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Burglary; Property damage; Theft; Miscellaneous
Cape fire report 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
n At 5:21 p.m., a fire alarm at 6 Girardeau Court. n At 8:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 9:14 p.m., a still alarm at 1125 Dorothy St. n At 9:26 p.m., a still alarm at 912 S. Sprigg St. n At 5:57 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of East Cape Rock Drive...
Out of the past 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
A watercolor and ink of the Goodin home in Charleston, Mo., captured the fancy of guests at the annual Missourian Art Exhibition and garnered the honor of "People's Choice" first-prize winner; the work was done by Cape Girardeau artist Mark Farmer...
City is violating church's rights (10/18/07)
By David W. Newell As a lawyer and attender of Christ Church of the Heartland, I am compelled to respond to the city of Cape Girardeau's recent restrictions on the ministries of the church. The city is violating the church's and its members' First Amendment rights to the free exercise of their religion. ...
Cell suits (10/18/07)
Jailhouse lawyers have an ample amount of time to devote to their causes. Occasionally, prison inmates successfully raise important legal issues that result in new trials or even revoked sentences. But, for the most part, lawsuits filed from prison cells do little more than tie up the legal system and create work and expense for entities and individuals who have done nothing wrong...
Thanks to Tour de Cape sponsors (10/18/07)
To the editor:The eighth annual Tour de Cape bicycle ride was held Oct. 6. The event brought 278 bicycle riders from as far away as Albuquerque, N.M., and Madison, Wis., to participate. Riders enjoyed the beautiful fall scenery of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois while raising money for children participating in the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship Program and scholarships for Cape Girardeau County high school students...
Speak Out 10/18/07 (10/18/07)
A Christian thing; Other programs too?; Migrant farm hands; Internet taxation; It's commercial; Saving their sanity; Paying for sinkholes; Band wins again; Feel the draft?; Taxing coverage
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