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Scott County researching hiking, biking trail (11/12/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County government is seeking ideas and volunteers to work on a cross-county hiking and biking trail. The idea is still in the research phase, said county developer Joel Evans, with much more information needed to actually begin any work in earnest...
Veterans Day events continue despite Sunday's rainy weather (11/12/07)
Just as the speaker for the Freedom Corner Veterans Day ceremony began to talk Sunday morning, the rain began to fall. It fell hard and steady. Tom Meyer was on that corner Sunday morning. He looked around at the people and veterans who had come to the event and thought, "We've been in worse."...
Midtown makeover: Cape's draft comprehensive plan reflects bright future for old commercial district (11/12/07)
Cape Girardeau has "a big hole" in its midsection. "The moment you hit that intersection of William [Street] and Kingshighway, it's clear something is not right," said Carol Gossett, a planner with Arcturus, the St. Louis-based consulting firm that drafted the comprehensive plan,...
Company wants to turn river into energy (11/12/07)
The Mississippi River runs high and fast and it flows low and slow. But the river never stops, and a Massachusetts company wants to harness that force to generate electricity from turbines anchored to the river's bed. Free Flow Power Corp., or FFP, of Manchester, Mass., applied for 59 permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to install 160,000 turbines in the river from St. ...
School gets $40K to improve progress (11/12/07)
Central Middle School will receive $40,000 from the federal government to improve programming after failing to make adequate yearly progress two years in a row. The Cape Girardeau school is the first in the district to have a School Improvement status. Classification is based on student test scores on the MAP, or Missouri Assessment Program...
In 1816, global cooling may have spurred moves to Mo. (11/12/07)
In New England and other parts of North America, birds froze in their nests in June. Crops planted by hopeful farmers failed to germinate. In Vermont on July 4, the ground was covered with 10 inches of snow. In Europe, which was trying to recover from the Napoleonic Wars, thousands starved...
World Community Day service reminds group of the needs of others (11/12/07)
Church Women United recently met on World Community Day for a special church service at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. World Community Day's effort to focus on justice and peace in a global society was made clear in WCD's theme "Embracing Justice Under God's Tent."...
Be prepared for the cold with Winter Awareness Day tips (11/12/07)
Due to the possibility of winter storms in December and January, the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and the local Emergency Management Agency have set Wednesday as Winter Awareness Day. Preparing for winter weather should occur well before the cold and snow begin. Tips include understanding that a winter storm watch indicates severe weather may affect your area; a winter storm warning indicates severe weather is in the area or expected immediately...
Draft plan earns award (11/12/07)
Cape Girardeau's draft comprehensive plan is a winner. The Missouri chapter of the American Planning Association gave the plan an honorable mention during its annual conference Friday. Arcturis, a St. Louis planning, architecture and design firm, earned an honorable mention in the planning category for the document...
Community digest 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
Democratic Women's group meets Tuesday The Cape Girardeau Democratic Women's group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Laborers Union Hall, 773 Enterprise St. For more information, call Faye Schriener at 651-0702. The Cape County Democratic men are offering barbecued Boston butt or sides of ribs as a fundraiser. To order, call 334-7744...
Meth detector tested in Mo. draws interest (11/12/07)
Many police departments throughout country have inquired about a new device meant to detect trace amounts of methamphetamine that iscurrently being tested in Missouri. According to Malcolm Philips, chief executive officer of CDEX Inc., an Arizona company, the scanner has drawn attention from law enforcement agencies, home inspectors, emergency room doctors, OB-GYNs and private investigators...
Community cuisine 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
2007 Spaghetti Day planned for Wednesday The Cape Girardeau Parks Development Foundation and the Capaha Field Improvement Committee will host the 2007 Spaghetti Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children younger than 4 eat free. Carry-outs and deliveries will be available. ...
United Auto Workers in Claycomo approve Ford contract (11/12/07)
CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) -- United Auto Workers at the Ford Motor Co. plant hear have overwhelmingly approved a four-year labor agreement. Sixty-nine percent of those who voted Sunday supported the national deal, said Jim Stoufer, president of United Auto Workers Local 249, which represents 4,700 workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Kansas City Assembly Plant in suburban Claycomo...
St. Louis twins charged in brutal attack get 10-year sentences (11/12/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Twin brothers from St. Louis are sentenced to 10 years in prison in a brutal attack of a Laclede's Landing parking lot attendant. The sentences were handed down Friday against 30-year-old Chris and Joseph Riti. Chris Riti was found guilty by a jury, and his brother had entered a guilty plea...
Mo. journalism professor ousted as columnist for plagiarism (11/12/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A distinguished University of Missouri-Columbia journalism professor will no longer write a weekly newspaper column after admitting to plagiarizing material from a student reporter. John Merrill, a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, also wrote a Sunday column for the Columbia Missourian, a community newspaper affiliated with the school...
Historic St. Louis riverboat may get reprieve (11/12/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A nearly century-old showboat that was long a St. Louis area landmark is getting a reprieve, at least temporarily. The Goldenrod Showboat closed in 2001 and is stored on the Illinois River. Principals in a court battle over unpaid mooring charges say an agreement is expected that will allow St. Charles businessman John Schwarz to move the boat, then continue to seek a new use for it...
Police: Mo. woman faked abduction (11/12/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A woman who sent text messages to her family claiming she had been abducted was charged Sunday afternoon with making a false police report after she was found unharmed at an acquaintance's house. Debra Robertson, 28, also had an outstanding felony warrant for violating the terms of her probation from a forgery conviction...
Financial effect of stem-cell amendment changes not clear from available data (11/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a mere two years, a constitutional measure ensuring embryonic stem-cell research can occur in Missouri has gone from costing the state a slight amount of money to generating significant tax revenue. At least that's the impression voters could get if they have a chance to cast ballots in November 2008 on a proposed constitutional amendment reversing a key portion of the one they narrowly passed last year...
Police: Mo. woman faked abduction (11/12/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A woman who sent text messages to her family claiming she had been abducted was charged Sunday afternoon with making a false police report after she was found unharmed at an acquaintance's house. Debra Robertson, 28, also had an outstanding felony warrant for violating the terms of her probation from a forgery conviction...
Group wants more federal wilderness protection (11/12/07)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Hundreds of bird-watchers, backpackers, hunters and rafters from across the state are lobbying Congress to designate about 50,000 acres as federally protected wilderness areas. If the Missouri Wilderness Coalition succeeds, it would be the first time in more than 23 years that Congress has designated a wilderness area in Missouri. It would almost double the amount of land in the state with that kind of federal protection...
Consumer confidence plunges to lowest level since hurricanes of 2005 (11/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence plunged in early November to the lowest level since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and sent oil prices soaring in 2005. The RBC Cash Index showed consumer confidence fell to a reading of 64 this month, down sharply from an early October reading of 80.6, when consumer sentiment was on the upswing as the stock market stabilized temporarily following a turbulent August...
Charges dropped in bioterror scare caused by flour in Conn. parking lot (11/12/07)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Charges have been dropped against two siblings who inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare when they sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club. New Haven ophthalmologist Daniel Salchow, 36, and his sister, Dorothee, 31, who was visiting from Hamburg, Germany, had been charged with first-degree breach of peace, a felony...
Justices consider first serious look at gun rights in nearly 70 years (11/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices have track records that make predicting their rulings on many topics more than a mere guess. Then there is the issue of the Second Amendment and guns, about which the court has said virtually nothing in nearly 70 years...
Study: Staph germ attacks immune cells (11/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- The aggressive antibiotic-resistant staph infection responsible for thousands of recent illnesses undermines the body's defenses by causing germ-fighting cells to explode, researchers reported Sunday. Experts say the findings may help lead to better treatments...
Ill. 'Robin Hood' banker sentenced (11/12/07)
PEORIA, Ill. -- A former bank executive who was said to have "Robin Hood" mentality has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for taking money from some accounts and repaying others, as well as pocketing some of the money for himself. The judge at Friday's sentencing hearing also ordered Thomas J. Mariotti, 37, to repay more than $691,000 to his former employer and to Tall Oaks Country Club, one of the affected accounts...
Falling dollar pushes U.S. exports to record level (11/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit fell to the lowest level in 28 months as a falling dollar spurred U.S. exports to an all-time high. The deficit with China jumped to the second highest level on record as imports of toys and other goods surged despite a rash of safety recalls...
Prime Minister: Bombings and suicide attacks have dropped sharply in Baghdad (11/12/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Sunday suicide attacks and other bombings in the Iraqi capital have dropped dramatically since last year's high, calling it a sign of the end of sectarian violence. A top U.S. general here said he believes the drop is sustainable, as Iraqis turn away from extremists...
Ulster Defense Association, major paramilitary group, renounces violence (11/12/07)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- The major Northern Ireland Protestant paramilitary group, the Ulster Defense Association, announced Sunday it was formally renouncing violence, but a commander said the group would not surrender its weapons to international disarmament officials...
Musharraf: elections will be on schedule (11/12/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that Pakistan will stick to its January schedule for parliamentary elections but he set no time limit on emergency rule, raising doubts about whether the vote can be free and fair. Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, speaking two days after she was briefly put under house arrest, said the schedule for elections was "a first positive step," but with an emergency in place, it would be "difficult" to campaign...
Former Khmer Rouge official detained, expected to face genocide charges (11/12/07)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Police detained the former foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge regime and took him by convoy to Cambodia's U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal today for prosecution. Police entered Ieng Sary's home at dawn and later put him into a car that was part of a 10-vehicle convoy headed to tribunal offices. An Associated Press reporter saw Ieng Sary arriving at tribunal offices later in the morning...
Redhawks spikers gain share of three-way split of OVC title (11/12/07)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team did not get to celebrate its share of the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship on the court. But that didn't make things any less sweet for the Redhawks. Southeast ended its regular season Friday night with a home sweep of Austin Peay. At that time, the second-place Redhawks still trailed first-place Morehead State by one-half game...
Redhawks down Samford in shootout to win OVC tournament (11/12/07)
A questionable call that resulted in a penalty kick put Southeast Missouri State's hopes of earning its second straight NCAA tournament berth in serious jeopardy. But instead of getting down, the Redhawks were more determined than ever to not let that one play beat them...
LSU finds way back to top spot; MU rises to No. 6 (11/12/07)
NEW YORK -- LSU is getting a second chance at No. 1. The Tigers took advantage of Ohio State's loss and regained the top ranking in The Associated Press top 25 on Sunday. Oregon is not far behind at No. 2. As for unbeaten Kansas, the Jayhawks are No. 4, behind Big 12 rival Oklahoma. Ohio State fell to No. 7 after its first loss of the season, a 28-21 setback against Illinois on Saturday. The Illini moved back in the rankings at No. 20...
Mizzou debuts tonight in CBE Classic (11/12/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri used two different starting lineups in its exhibition games, and coach Mike Anderson could add a third tonight in the season opener. The Tigers, 18-12 last season, play Central Michigan in the first round of the CBE Classic...
Runion earns tournament MVP (11/12/07)
Southeast Missouri State soccer coach Heather Nelson expected freshman Ashley Runion to make a solid impact on the Redhawks this year. And Runion herself believed she could earn quality playing time. But neither Nelson nor Runion expected the type of fireworks Runion has provided during her rookie collegiate season...
Johnson wins fourth straight race, takes command of Chase (11/12/07)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Nobody could touch Jeff Gordon in his prime, a three-year stretch when he won 33 races and consecutive championships. That was almost 10 years ago, and few thought they'd ever see a driver capable of dominating the way Gordon once did...
Sunday's NFL results: Week 10 (11/12/07)
SAN DIEGO -- Peyton Manning was poised to turn one of his worst games into one of his most memorable. Then Adam Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field goal attempt with 1:31 left, and the Chargers (5-4) held on for a 23-21 victory Sunday night. Manning, who set a Colts franchise record with six interceptions, had driven them to the Chargers' 12. Vinatieri, who had won two Super Bowls for New England with last-second kicks, pushed his kick just wide right...
Creamer captures LPGA's tourney of champions by eight strokes (11/12/07)
The Pink Panther won in style. Paula Creamer, complete with pink outfit, hat and ball, ran away with the Tournament of Champions on Sunday in Mobile, Ala., winning by eight strokes. "All of my other tournaments that I won have been with the white ball," Creamer said. "So, this was a little extra added pressure I put on myself with that, but I'm glad I won with my pink ball."...
St. Louis gets first win on ninth try (11/12/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- Jim Haslett wasn't ready to return to the place where his first head coaching job began with accolades and literally ended in disaster after Hurricane Katrina. It took about three quarters of, in Haslett's words, "freakin' awesome" football to make the St. Louis defensive coordinator feel a little better about being back in New Orleans...
Area's mega-sports weekend provided thrills, titles (11/12/07)
What an incredible local sports weekend it was, although with so many great events on the docket, it had to be tough for fans to decide what they were going to attend. From the Southeast Missouri State end of things, it began Friday night with the Redhawks hosting the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference women's soccer tournament...
Public hearing set on proposed food safety training (11/12/07)
Attention restaurant owners: The public hearing on the Cape Girardeau County Health Department's proposed food ordinance will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday before the county commission at the County Administration Building in Jackson. The ordinance gives the health department authority to shut down an establishment with severe violations of sanititation rules and imposes a new requirement that all employees who handle food take a two-hour course in food safety. ...
Singer says mom stopped her from taking 'wild' stage name (11/12/07)
NEW YORK -- If it weren't for her mother, Alicia Keys might have a radically different image. Keys, who has a new album titled "As I Am," said that when she was trying to choose a professional name she went through a dictionary and stopped on the word "wild."...
Memo 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
Author, speaker Chatzky to lecture Financial author and television commentator Jean Chatzky will present a free public lecture on debt reduction and financial independence at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
Once more on the wing (11/12/07)
Commercial passenger air service is returning to Cape Girardeau and not a moment too soon, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy said. There will be two flights daily from Cape Girardeau to Cincinnati beginning Nov. 18. A third flight will be added soon, with a tentative starting date for mid-December. The new carrier for the airport, Big Sky Airlines, won the contract in March, but difficulties in finding airplanes and pilots delayed the beginning of service...
Clarence Glasco (11/12/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clarence L. Glasco, 73, of Anna died Sunday Nov. 11, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Cobden, Ill., son of Jesse and Dorothy Clutts Glasco. He married Leah A. Benefield April 9, 1982 in Anna. Glasco attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna...
Sloan Tuschhoff (11/12/07)
Sloan Tuschhoff, 88, of Jackson died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at his home in Jackson. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Statler (11/12/07)
Marie Statler, 100, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Annie Newsome (11/12/07)
NEWBERN, Tenn. -- Annie Laurie Newsome, 86, of Newbern died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Senatobia, Miss., daughter of James H. and Zula (Grizzell) Shipman. She married James B. Newsome, who preceded her in death...
Janet Lowes (11/12/07)
Janet Ann (Winchester) Lowes, 59, of McClure, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born June 21, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Curtis and Ethel (Wright) Winchester. She and Gary E. Lowes were married on Dec. 4, 1992, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 3, 1995...
Dorothy Powers (11/12/07)
Dorothy Powers, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in St. Louis, daughter of George and Lillian (Kirby) Feiner. She and Nicholas Powers were married on Nov. 10, 1945 in St. Louis. He died Aug. 9, 1990...
Phyllis Thompson (11/12/07)
Phyllis A. Thompson, 72, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born Feb. 28, 1935, in Leadwood, Mo., daughter of Morgan "Sid" and Bessie House Stroup. She and David Thompson were married Sept. 19, 1954, in Leadwood...
Cape fire report 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
Saturday: n At 6:05 p.m., emergency medical service at 300 Themis St. n At 7:18 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Interstate 55 and South Kingshighway. n At 1:34 a.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Bellevue Street. n At 2:07 a.m., emergency medical service on South Sprigg Street...
Fire report 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
Saturday: n At 6:05 p.m., emergency medical service at 300 Themis St. n At 7:18 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Interstate 55 and South Kingshighway. n At 1:34 a.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Bellevue Street. n At 2:07 a.m., emergency medical service on South Sprigg Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
DWI; Arrest
Out of the past 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
The first shipment of containerized cargo -- carpet cushioning headed for England -- leaves the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority port near Scott City. Cape Girardeau's Multipurpose Building Committee, studying the feasibility of a new sports and convention facility, will be given a clearer idea of what such a facility might look like next week; consultants will meet with the committee Wednesday to present concept drawings of the proposed structure...
The Little River (11/12/07)
In the early part of the 20th century, America had already witnessed the development of an amazing transportation infrastructure -- roads, canals and railroads -- that would allow for the free flow of commerce and provide the impetus for the nation's westward development. ...
Speak Out 11/12/07 (11/12/07)
Controversy conflict?; Speed limit; Dangerous cycling; Fair meeting; Superhighway farce; Oil pricing; Change of heart?; Red-tape runaround; Loss of voting rights; Season of rudeness; Where are the trains?; Gas mileage; Still looking; Fill it with shoes; Anti-ethanol arguments
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