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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2007

I-55 down to one lane near Scott City (11/19/07)
A busy stretch of Interstate 55 will be reduced to one land northbound Tuesday and Wednesday. MoDOT crews will perform guardrail repairs on I-55 northbound from Route M to Route AB in the Scott City area. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, continuing until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane...
Town Plaza improvement discussed at meeting (11/19/07)
Southeast Missourian The Town Plaza Community Improvement District will take its first action in a public meeting of its board of directors Tuesday morning. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Cape Girardeau City Hall. The board will take its first action by appointing officers and a custodian of records. A 1 percent sales tax on purchases in the district to pay for improvements within the district will also be discussed...
Cape archive center releases new book (11/19/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Archive Center has released a new book, "Translations of the French Documents of the Old Cape Girardeau District during the Spanish Regime and the United States Territorial Period 1796-1807." The book was made possible through a grant from the Secretary of State, the Local Records Grant program and the translation work of Larry Havelock Jackson, who lives in Cape Girardeau...
Incomplete applications block groups from grants (11/19/07)
Several area organizations seeking funds from the Missouri Housing Development Commission have been turned down because their applications didn't meet every technical requirement, representatives of those groups said last week. Among the applications that won't be considered by the commission at a Dec. 15 meeting include Project Hope's request for $500,000 to support the construction of nine small, energy-efficient homes in the 500 block of North Main Street...
Imus coming soon to rural TV (11/19/07)
Former New York City drive-time shock jock Don Imus, fired earlier this year for broadcasting his own disparaging remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team, will have a rural audience when he begins talking over the air again Dec. 3...
Bowlers help strike down breast cancer with fundraiser (11/19/07)
Three years ago, the women of the Ladies Night Out bowling league decided to see how much their Monday night bowling league could collect for breast cancer research. "There are so many people on our league that are affected by breast cancer," said Christi Slinkard, chairwoman for the Bowl for the Cure Tournament. Her grandmother was a breast cancer survivor...
City gifts drivers with temporary traffic lights for holidays (11/19/07)
The city of Cape Girardeau has added some functional holiday lights to its annual display. For drivers, it could be an early Christmas present. At the Nov. 5 city council meeting, the city's elected officials unanimously agreed to put temporary traffic lights at the intersection of Bloomfield and Silver Springs roads...
(11/19/07)
Notre Dame senior midfielder Ryan Willen played the final soccer game of his life Saturday in the Class 2 state championship. It was a good finish. He scored the first two goals and assisted on the third to lift the Bulldogs to a 4-1 victory against Smithville. With the win, Notre Dame won its second consecutive Class 2 state championship...
Parents without Partners December schedule (11/19/07)
For more information, call 335-0797 or send an e-mail to capesemopwp@yahoo.com. @graphic_body_indent w-bullet:n 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1: Participants will meet at the Jackson Pizza Hut to attend the Jackson Christmas parade. The event is free and open to the public...
No injuries in fire at care facility (11/19/07)
A fire at Country Gardens, 210 Franks Lane in Cape Girardeau caused no injuries, but did cause an estimated $50,000 damage from flames, heat and smoke, firefighters said. A bedroom in one of the 12-room buildings operated by Country Gardens, a residential facility serving mentally handicapped adults, caught fire around noon Sunday. The fire was contained to the room...
Doe Run route tests 'relatively clean' for lead concentrate (11/19/07)
The Doe Run Company has completed its self-testing of soil samples along the lead concentrate haul route near the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority. Testing revealed some lead present in the dust along the road, but at a level the EPA has identified as "relatively clean."...
DREAM status makes Cape Girardeau eligible for more funding (11/19/07)
Cape Girardeau's status as a DREAM Initiative city puts it in the running for an extra serving of federal housing repair money. On Dec. 15, the Missouri Housing Development Commission will consider requests for almost $6 million from 17 applicants. ...
Community digest 11/19/07 (11/19/07)
Group donates $250to Parkview School; Canned goods to becollected at parade; Brazeau plans holiday events for Dec. 1; Women's Connection group plans program; Nominees sought for education awards
University of Missouri presidential search narrows to single candidate (11/19/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The search for the next University of Missouri president is down to a single finalist. Several members of a 19-member advisory committee told The Associated Press the group plans to interview just one candidate Monday. A closed meeting was scheduled at Kansas City Southern, the employer of curator Warren Erdman...
NW Missouri schools cancel Monday classes to investigate threats (11/19/07)
GOWER, Mo. (AP) -- A school district in northwest Missouri canceled Monday classes after schools were evacuated for four straight days last week. Administrators in the East Buchanan School District said classes were called off to give law enforcement officials more time to find the source of recent bomb threats...
Lambert plans 2 cell phone lots, extra security for holiday (11/19/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lambert Airport officials expect 140,000 travelers to depart over the next week, and they're making plans to ease the burden. The St. Louis airport announced Monday it will open its cell phone parking lot on Wednesday. In fact, a second, temporary, cell phone lot will also be opened. The idea is for those picking up arriving passengers to have a place to park for free until the visitors calls by cell phone. Then, the driver pulls up to the terminal...
Stormin' Norman inducted into college basketball hall of fame (11/19/07)
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- His animated sideline rants led opposing fans to implore former Missouri coach Norm Stewart to just "Sit down, Norm." On Sunday, Norm could finally stand up and be recognized as one of college basketball's winningest coaches. The two-time national coach of the year joined such all-time greats as Phog Allen, Adolph Rupp and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the newest members of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...
Emerson vows to fight wilderness project (11/19/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The congresswoman for southeast Missouri says she will fight an effort to designate 50,000 additional acres for federal wilderness protection in her district. Republican Jo Ann Emerson calls the move unnecessary. The Missouri Wilderness Coalition says the land that is mostly in the Mark Twain National Forest is at risk for environmental damage by logging, mining and other threats...
Blunt reverses e-mail policy, refuses to admit it (11/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Like a driver who makes a U-turn and insists he never got lost, Gov. Matt Blunt has reversed course on his e-mail deletion policies but refuses to admit it. The same governor who has regularly deleted government e-mails now has ordered they all be saved. And the same administration that once denied e-mails must be kept as public records now wants them all preserved for public inspection...
Detroit passes St. Louis as most dangerous city (11/19/07)
DETROIT -- In another blow to the Motor City's tarnished image, Detroit pushed past St. Louis to become the nation's most dangerous city, according to a private research group's controversial analysis, released Sunday, of annual FBI crime statistics...
Clinton leads poll of voters in Mo. (11/19/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri voters seem ready to put a Democrat in charge of the White House, but they still have misgivings about both parties' top candidates, according to a new poll. Likely voters in the state want change because they're upset with the Iraq war, illegal immigration, President Bush and the direction of the country, according to the poll conducted last week by Maryland-based Research 2000 for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV...
McDonald's eyes coffee market, but some franchisees not happy (11/19/07)
CHICAGO -- McDonald's Corp. executives came out swinging when they announced their assault on the comfy world of coffee shops. After the success of its upgraded drip coffee -- which even managed to snag a thumbs-up from testers at Consumer Reports earlier this year -- the fast food chain known for supersize meals is gearing up for a massive expansion into the world of lattes...
FAA reiterates safety of air travel following near-collision (11/19/07)
CHICAGO -- Air traffic control errors like the one that almost caused two airliners to collide near Chicago this week remain extremely rare and staffing levels are adequate despite controllers' complaints of fatigue and overwork, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Friday...
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs envision using mutual funds for political giving (11/19/07)
WASHINGTON -- The term of choice in political giving these days is straight out of the world of finance -- donors have become "investors." Now, liberal California venture capitalists have come up with the natural corollary -- political "mutual funds."...
A candy bar, a wallet, even a hairbrush in hand can make police shoot in tense situtations (11/19/07)
NEW YORK -- A candy bar, a wallet, even a pair of baggy pants can draw deadly police gunfire. The killing of a hairbrush-brandishing teenager last week was the latest instance of police shootings in which officers reacted to what they erroneously feared was a weapon. It has revived debate over the use of force, perceptions of threats and police training...
Rogue cell phone dialing Iowa 911 (11/19/07)
WATERLOO, Iowa -- A rogue cell phone is not accepting calls, but it sure likes to dial 911 operators in eastern Iowa. Operators at the Black Hawk County Consolidated Communications Center said that they received about 400 calls from the same cell phone last week and that no one seems to be on the other line...
Breakdown snarls Northeast corridor trains (11/19/07)
NEW YORK -- An electrical breakdown snarled train traffic on the Northeast rail corridor for hours Sunday, delaying trains arriving at New York's Penn Station from Philadelphia and Boston. Damage to overhead electrical wires halted a passenger train about 8:30 a.m., initially blocking New Jersey Transit service and stranding passengers on one northbound train for nearly 2 1/2 hours...
Ahmadinejad: OPEC members considering converting cash reserves into non-dollar currency (11/19/07)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that OPEC's members have expressed interest in converting their cash reserves into a currency other than the depreciating U.S. dollar, which he called a "worthless piece of paper."...
Sixty-three killed in mine explosion in eastern Ukraine, dozens missing (11/19/07)
DONETSK, Ukraine -- A methane blast ripped through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine early Sunday, killing at least 63 miners in the ex-Soviet nation's worst mining accident in years, emergency officials said. More than 360 miners were rescued but 37 others remained trapped inside the mine -- one of Ukraine's largest and deepest -- with a raging fire hampering efforts to save them, officials said...
Japan whaling expedition will hunt humpbacks for first time in decades (11/19/07)
SHIMONOSEKI, Japan -- A defiant Japan embarked on its largest whaling expedition in decades Sunday, targeting protected humpbacks for the first time since the 1960s despite international opposition. An anti-whaling protest boat awaited the fleet offshore...
Death toll reaches 2,300 in Bangladesh cyclone (11/19/07)
BARGUNA, Bangladesh -- The death toll from Bangladesh's most devastating storm in a decade climbed to at least 2,300 on Sunday and relief officials warned the figure could jump sharply as rescuers reach more isolated areas. Teams from international aid organizations worked with army troops in a massive rescue effort that drew help from around the world. ...
Zickfield to help shoulder load (11/19/07)
The Central girls basketball team will start the season with a somewhat inexperienced starting lineup after graduating three of its top players from last season and because of an ACL tear to guard/forward Tierra Walker. Central coach Sherri Shirrell said she is looking to junior center Wendi Zickfield, who has started since her freshman year, to lead some of the newcomers and pick up the team's play in the early going...
Panthers reached district final last year in only their second year of existence (11/19/07)
The Meadow Heights girls basketball program, in its third year of existence, would like to take another step forward and build off the experience of last year's district final appearance. Mitch Nanney, also the Meadow Heights principal, will guide a team that has three starters who have been prominent players in the program since its inaugural two-win season -- senior forward Amanda Hendrickson and juniors Chelsey Kight and Ashley Doublin...
State runner-up returns four starters but loses centerpiece (11/19/07)
With four returning starters from a state runner-up team last year, you would think the New Salem Baptist Academy girls basketball team is in mighty good shape for this season. But that one departure was an awfully good one in Sarah Green. The point guard was a four-time all-stater who controlled the pace of the game on the perimeter as well as providing scoring. ...
Bowers, Rhodes add bulk in the post for Bobcats (11/19/07)
Delta heads into the season having lost some of its key starters from last year, but Bobcats coach Shawn Kinder thinks some newcomers, along with some role players from last year, will pick up the team. "I think we'll be able to compete," Kinder said. "Hopefully by the end of the year we can make some noise in the district -- win our first-round game or something in the districts."...
Mellies eager to lead alma mater (11/19/07)
Andrew Mellies is fired up about his first head coaching position. The fact it comes at his alma mater makes things even more special. Mellies, a 2003 Eagle Ridge Christian graduate and a former Eagles player, takes over the school's boys program. "I'm pretty excited, but nervous too," said Mellies, who earlier this year graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla...
HS BKB - st. vincent boys tab (11/19/07)
With no returning starters, most people might expect St. Vincent's boys to struggle this season. But veteran coach Bruce Valleroy believes the Indians, who went 13-12 last year, have plenty of potential. "I think we do, but a big key will be how well we play together as a team," said Valleroy, in his 15th season. "This is going to be the year of ifs. If we do certain things we'll be OK, but if we don't do certain things we won't...
Devils hope to pull senior-ity (11/19/07)
The Chaffee basketball team looks to improve on the eight-win season last year as it returns four starters -- all seniors. "This senior class has a great group of kids," Red Devils coach Tyson Moyers said. "I've got nine seniors. Seven of them have played for me since they were freshmen, my first year. So they know me. They know what I want and what I expect."...
Kielhofner leads young team (11/19/07)
The Oran girls basketball program heads into this season with a new look, from its coach down to its players. Adam Friga takes over as coach and many newcomers are vying to replace four key starters who helped the Eagles to a 16-11 record and an appearance in the district title game, which they lost to Scott County Central last season...
Peters takes reins after Grim's reign (11/19/07)
Renee Peters has some big shoes to fill as the new Notre Dame girls basketball coach, replacing Jerry Grim, who led the Bulldogs to more than 440 wins in 25 years. She'll enter her first year at the helm with a relatively new group of players as four starters graduated from last year's team, which lost to Farmington in the sectional round of the Class 4 state tournament. Kristain Burger, the Southeast Missourian's 2006-07 player of the year, was among the graduates...
New coach finds another project in struggling Jays (11/19/07)
Mark Verticchio is a coach who knows how to win and revive struggling basketball programs. He spent last season at Mark Twain, leading the school girls program to its first state quarterfinal game. And before that, he coached in Louisiana where he took over a one-win team and led it to 12 victories the next year and then three wining seasons thereafter...
Full cast of starters return from 21-win team (11/19/07)
Jackson should be in fine shape as it starts this season with all its returning starters from last year's 21-8 squad, which advanced to sectionals before losing to Lindbergh. The only problem for the Indians might be that four key players have missed the first couple of weeks of practice because they're also members of the football team...
Kelly's new coach wants to pressure teams with speed (11/19/07)
Nathan Wills wants to turn his Kelly Hawks loose. He's ready to run. "I think it's going to be kind of surprising this year," he said. "Kelly has always had a bunch of big, hard-working country boys. This year really, we don't have as much size as in the past. We have a lot of athleticism. We're a lot faster than I think they have been in a long time and we're going to try to use that to our advantage."...
Graduation creates holes for Hornets (11/19/07)
Advance coach Joe Shoemaker is not shy about admitting how difficult it will be to replace the members of last year's senior class that helped the Hornets to another 20-win season. "We lose about 80 percent of our scoring and rebounding," Shoemaker said. "We lose four starters off that crew, and it's going to hurt."...
'Cats hope to pounce with quickness (11/19/07)
Leopold coach Shawn Dugger graduated his center, point guard and one of his forwards from last year's 8-15 Wildcats squad, but he's not worried. "This group here potentially is quick," he said. "I think our team speed will be faster than it was last year. So that should help out a lot."...
Young Woodland team lacks height, experience (11/19/07)
Height? Who needs height? The Woodland Cardinals will try to overcome their lack of height with hustle and speed under third-year coach Stephanie DePew "I think our tallest player might be 5 [foot] 9, maybe 5-10," she said. "We're all pretty much the same height."...
Speed key to Eagle Ridge's offensive attack (11/19/07)
Tonya Blunt wants to turn every game into a track meet during her first season at the helm. "All of our [baskets] are going to be fast breaks," Blunt said. "We're just confident that's how it's going to be. We'll probably move the ball around. But our goal is to get those good inside shots. We're hoping to have a lot of fast-break opportunities."...
Senior-laden team pumped for anonther run at district (11/19/07)
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team will return six of its top eight players from last year's squad, which went 22-4 before losing the district semifinal to Puxico. "Since we have six of our top eight guys back, we'll be able to pick up where we left off," coach John Daniel said. "I would like to think with six key players back, we can be a competitive Class 2 team. I like to think we can compete with anybody in our district."...
Long on seniors, short on experience (11/19/07)
Scott County Central coach Semona Penrod enters her 14th year as the leader of the Bravettes program with a much different looking team than she ended her 13th season with. Last year's squad won 20 games and earned a berth in a Class 1 state quarterfinal game, but Penrod does not know what to expect this season...
Delta ready to erase memory of last season's tough ending (11/19/07)
It was certainly a bittersweet season for Delta's girls last year. The Bobcats had another sensational campaign, winning their first 26 games. But the year ended in disappointment as Delta lost to Scott County Central in the Class 1 sectional round to finish with a 26-1 record...
Rams ready to cash in (11/19/07)
This is the year coach Lance Amick has been waiting for. Amick leads a senior-heavy team that lost to Charleston in the district title game last season. "We're building still from two years ago," he said. "We had a lot of kids start as sophomores who are seniors now. They took a step forward when they were sophomores. And last year we grew up a little bit more and started learning we could compete with some folks...
Cookson has Braves loaded for big season (11/19/07)
Scott County Central coach Ronnie Cookson has reason to be excited as he heads into this winter's basketball season. "I've got all the starters returning," Cookson said. "And I've got my No. 6 man back, Toby Heeb. He was the sixth man last year, really a sixth starter, that's what he was."...
Cardinals' lineup features nice mix (11/19/07)
Josh Eftink has taken over the position of basketball coach at Woodland -- a team with a nice blend of experienced seniors and a potentially promising group of newcomers. Eftink, an assistant coach at Holden High School last year while attending the University of Central Missouri and a former guard at Notre Dame High School, inherits a team with three returning starters from an eight-win 2006-07 squad...
Cubs try to fill huge vacancy left by 6-foot-10 Bogan (11/19/07)
The big question for Bell City is how it will replace 6-foot-10 center Will Bogan, who graduated and is now a freshman at Southeast Missouri State. "The good news is that we've got pretty much most of the team back," Bell City coach Brian Brandtner said. "We've got four guys who started at different points of the season back. We've got a lot of experience and a lot of toughness and I think we're going to be pretty good."...
Pirates return entire starting lineup (11/19/07)
It was a rebuilding year for Perryville last season, yet the Pirates posted a 16-10 record. Coach Vicki Lohmann can't wait to get the season started because she returns every starter from last year's team. "Out of those starters I have, a couple have started, this is going to be their third year," she said. "I'm looking for a lot of experience there. We did well this summer. We got a good mix of girls in our lineup now."...
Wells takes over reins of experienced Bulldogs lineup (11/19/07)
Zalma coach Steve Wells enters his first year with the Bulldogs with four of the five starters returning from last year's team. He's excited about that, but he is also excited about some of the other players on his roster. "It is [promising], the fact that we've got some kids back who have quite a bit of experience from last year," he said. "However, we've got some nice younger kids who have the potential to bounce out some of those guys."...
Volleyball stars switch gears (11/19/07)
The St. Vincent volleyball team fell just shy of a state title a few weeks ago, finishing in second place in Class 2. Now four of the starters on that runner-up team will change into their blue and gold basketball uniforms and try to bring home a possible first-place finish on the court...
Eagles will rely on quickness to compensate for lack of size (11/19/07)
New Salem Baptist Academy boys coach Ken Jones will issue a challenge to opponents at the beginning of each game this season. Try keeping up with his Eagles. "We're really quick," he said. "We defend well. You don't have to have a lot of height."...
Nanney sees team taking small steps forward (11/19/07)
When John Nanney took over the Scott City girls basketball program two years ago, the team won only three games. Last year he increased the win total to eight. This year he is predicting even more victories, even without his two top scorers from last winter...
Hawks return three from last season's state-ranked squad (11/19/07)
The Kelly Hawks came within one win of the Class 3 final four last season. Coach Rod McQuerter, the reigning Class 3 girls all-district coach, has led the Hawks on an impressive run over the last six years, compiling a 133-39 record. They've won four district titles in the last five seasons...
Central plans to create chances with speed (11/19/07)
Central coach Drew Church enters his second season with basically the same philosophy he had last year -- compensate for a lack of team size with team speed. "We're going to look to push the basketball and try to get up and down the court," Church said. "We've got a lot of quick guys who are smaller."...
Red Devils look to regain momentum (11/19/07)
Members of the Chaffee girls basketball program were optimistic at the beginning of last year after going 11-13 during the 2005-06 season. That record was the program's best in 13 years and high hopes were the result of five girls returning with starting experience...
Roth eager to watch team gel (11/19/07)
Perryville coach Joel Roth set a goal for his Pirates to win 15 games last season after posting a 10-win season the previous year and an 11-win season in 2004-05. The Pirates reached it, going 16-10. But this year Perryville loses experience, graduating its top three scorers and returning only two players who have started games at the varsity level...
Indians bring back one starter (11/19/07)
When Jackson coach Sam Sides thinks back to last year, he says his team was "one big shot away from going to the final four," losing to Normandy in the state quarterfinals by five points. But with only one starter returning from that team, it might be difficult this season for a new group of inexperienced Indians to make another bid at a state title...
Crusaders ready to show improvement in season No. 2 (11/19/07)
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball players had a difficult first year at the varsity level last winter, winning just two games. But Crusaders coach Steve Fritzler said his players received some valuable experience. "I ended the year with eight or nine players, and so they all played a lot of minutes," Fritzler said. "I hope that carries over."...
Eagles eager to surprise unsuspecting foes (11/19/07)
Oran's boys experienced solid success last year in coach Denver Stuckey's first season, going 16-12 and advancing to the finals of their Class 1 district tournament. But that squad featured seven seniors. With only two returning players who have considerable varsity experience, along with little size, Stuckey realizes that many people will expect the Eagles to struggle this year...
Brown plans to turn shooters loose again (11/19/07)
With last year's rebuilding project behind him, Meadow Heights coach Tom Brown is downright excited about the 2007-08 season. "I think we're going to be strong," he said. "When you have height, experience and guards, that's a good start with those three things."...
Edgar eager to see pieces come together on the court (11/19/07)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Scott Edgar believes he has plenty of pieces to mold the Redhawks into an Ohio Valley Conference contender. And once those pieces come together, Edgar figures the Redhawks will be a dangerous team. "I like my team," said Edgar, who is in his second season with the Redhawks. "I think we have a lot of pieces, and at some point in the season, I think people won't want to play against us...
Why is Whitney the key to Southeast's success? (11/19/07)
Missy Whitney considers it an honor that she was voted the Ohio Valley Conference's preseason player of the year. And Southeast Missouri State's senior forward/center would love to follow that up by winning the award after the season is over. "It was kind of exciting to be picked from all the players in the OVC," Whitney said of her preseason honor...
Redhawks enter as heavy favorites in OVC (11/19/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team will be the hunted instead of the hunter this year. But the Redhawks don't believe they'll feel any undue pressure as they chase the program's third straight Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament championships...
Why is Rembert the key to Southeast's success? (11/19/07)
The Southeast Missouri State men were playing their best basketball of the season last year when center Mike Rembert went down with a knee injury. Southeast never recovered, losing five of its final six games to finish coach Scott Edgar's first season 11-20 overall and 9-11 in the Ohio Valley Conference...
A change in major: Traditional basketball schools take football rivalry to new level (11/19/07)
Kansas or Missouri holds the Big 12's only hope of winning a national championship this season. Yes, the two North Division teams known more for their basketball success. Teams that have never even won a Big 12 title in football, not until the North champion is determined by who wins their border-state rivalry game Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City...
NFL: Week 11 (11/19/07)
Browns 33, Ravens 30, OT BALTIMORE -- No one could have imagined Cleveland would end up winning the way it did in overtime Sunday. Phil Dawson's tying 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation hit the upright, then tapped the crossbar before bouncing back onto the field. As the stadium emptied and the Ravens pumped their fists in the air, several of the Browns insisted Dawson's kick hit the curved center support behind the crossbar, making the field goal good...
Ochoa birdies final hole, wins ADT Championship (11/19/07)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- On the verge of an unlikely collapse, Lorena Ochoa came through with a $1 million shot. Wrapping up a sensational season, Ochoa overcame a double bogey on the 17th hole with a daring shot out of the rough and over the water to 3 feet for birdie Sunday to win the ADT Championship and claim the $1 million prize, the richest in women's golf...
St. Louis goalie Toivonen thwarts Columbus in shootout (11/19/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators felt they let a victory slip away. St. Louis gave backup goalie Hannu Toivonen some goals to work with, and he came through for the Blues. Brad Boyes scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Blues won their third straight by beating the Predators 3-2 Saturday night. St. Louis, which defeated Columbus 3-2 on Friday night, had been the only NHL team not to reach overtime this season...
Johnson puts final touch on Cup repeat (11/19/07)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Totally calm and cool, Jimmie Johnson left the pre-race drivers' meeting Sunday afternoon flashing the peace sign at people wishing him luck. Two fingers. Two straight championships. Johnson become the first driver to win consecutive championships since Jeff Gordon in 1997 and 1998, wrapping up the title by finishing a trouble-free seventh in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the race...
Rams double win total against 49ers (11/19/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers sacked Marc Bulger six times in each of their meetings with the St. Louis Rams this season. The quarterback's second round of punishment didn't hurt nearly as much. Bulger passed for 155 yards and hit Torry Holt with an early touchdown pass, and the St. Louis defense was solid until the final seconds Sunday in a 13-9 victory over the 49ers, who lost their eighth straight...
Southeast basketball record is predictable thus far (11/19/07)
Nothing against the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team, but I fully expected the Redhawks to lose their first two games. I must admit, I thought the Redhawks might be a bit more competitive from a final score standpoint than their 90-59 beatdown at Xavier and their 90-71 defeat at Illinois State...
Calling all entrepreneurs (11/19/07)
A new Southeast Missouri State University class in entrepreneurship is so popular the Harrison College of Business is offering a second section. And for some, the classwork could mean more than just some credit hours -- among those enrolled will be contestants hoping to win a grant and workspace to start their own business...
'SNL' cast performs new material on stage to benefit production crew (11/19/07)
NEW YORK -- It wasn't live from New York as usual. About 150 audience members in a tiny Manhattan theater were the only folks in the world to witness a totally new "Saturday Night Live" episode starring guest host Michael Cera and musical guest Yo La Tengo...
Business finance course offered at extension (11/19/07)
People on the move 11/19/07 (11/19/07)
Bohnsack, Schlosser take new posts at bank Alliance Bank, a Cape Girardeau-based bank with four area locations, announced that Craig Bohnsack has been named assistant vice president of commercial lending and Cathi Schlosser will be director of human resources. ...
Functional & radical (11/19/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. In the rolling hills northwest of Perryville, a woman with an idea has caught the imagination of people looking for a radical departure in home design. Like many people with a plan that challenges the status quo, Rocio Romero thought at first that manufacturers would jump at the chance to market her moderately priced, moderately sized prefabricated residence. And like many before, she was turned away...
Franklin McNeely (11/19/07)
Franklin McNeely, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Dehart (11/19/07)
Jessie Mae Dehart, 97, of Alto Pass, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1909, at Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Jacob Ira and Flora Belle Nipper Dyerla. She married Leo Dehart on July 13, 1937, at Cape Girardeau. He died Feb. 10, 2002...
Cecil O. Blaylock (11/19/07)
Cecil Osler Blaylock, 95, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday Nov. 17, 2007, at the Ratliff Care Center. He was born July 7, 1912, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Dr. R.D. and Sallie Ann Bowers Blaylock. He married Chlola V. Statler on Feb. 9, 1936, at Portageville, Mo...
Cape/Jackson fire report 11/19/07 (11/19/07)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 4:11 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 400 block of North Frederick Street. n At 4:51 p.m., an investigation in the 200 block of Independence Street...
Cape police report 11/19/07 (11/19/07)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following incidents. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Dallas K. Hall, 23, 819 Woodruff Ave., Sikeston, Mo., was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated at Caruthers Avenue and Broadway...
Out of the past 11/19/07 (11/19/07)
Cape Girardeau will soon have its first female firefighter; Mary Mosebach, a 29-year-old Kelso, Mo., resident and a Scott City school system teacher, is one of three applicants hired by the city. The Cape Girardeau Multipurpose Building Committee has asked the Cape Girardeau County Court to consider providing some financial support for construction of a multipurpose building...
Tapping the river (11/19/07)
A Massachusetts company wants to capitalize on the Mississippi River's energy. Free Flow Power Corp. of Manchester, Mass., applied for 59 permits to install 160,000 turbines in the river from St. Louis to Louisiana, including nine in Southeast Missouri and three in Cape Girardeau County...
Presidential candidates ignore the state of the U.S. economy (11/19/07)
To the editor:There is a dirty little secret that none of the presidential front-runners mention. Not Republicans. Not Democrats. What is this unmentionable topic? It's the state of the U.S. economy. According to the Government Accounting Office, the current fiscal exposure of the U.S. is now $50.5 trillion. That means the share of debt of every US household is $440,000. This by far exceeds the indebtedness of any other nation, either total or per person...
Speak Out 11/19/07 (11/19/07)
Interesting reflexology; Scott County's budget; Go see for yourself; Trains not so great; Homework proficiency; Feel the difference
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