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Stories from Thursday, November 29, 2007

Coalition meets to discuss community college (11/29/07)
Stakeholders took the first step Thursday to settling the recurring question of whether Cape Girardeau County needs a junior college. Eleven people pledging money to conduct a needs analysis met to discuss the scope of the study. They want to know what higher educational and work force...
Southeast Missouri dogfighting case going to trial (11/29/07)
Sufficient evidence exists to show that three men arrested in October and charged with multiple counts of dogfighting should be held for trial, two separate judges ruled Thursday. First, Judge Joe Z. Satterfield decided that Jamie D. Sifford, 29, of...
Parks board faces challenge of selling tax to voters (11/29/07)
Now that a parks and storm-water tax appears to be headed for an April ballot, Cape Girardeau's parks and recreation advisory board faces its biggest challenge: getting one more "yes" vote than "no" votes. The city council votes Monday on the first reading of an ordinance to put a 10-year, half-cent sales tax on the April 8 ballot. The city's current sales tax is 7.475 percent...
Church invites public to celebrate late pastor's life (11/29/07)
St. James AME Church invites the public to a celebration of the life of the late Rev. David R. Allen, Sr. at 7 p.m., Friday at the church, 516 North Street. Allen died in October in St. Louis. He was the longest-serving pastor of St. James AME church, having served for 12 years. He served the community as...
New bridge to open at East Main/LaSalle Avenue interchange (11/29/07)
By Friday afternoon, MoDOT hopes to have traffic flowing over the new bridge on the northbound side of Interstate 55 at the East Main Street/LaSalle Avenue interchange. An exact time for shifting traffic onto the new bridge hasn't yet been determined...
Saint Francis fire likely caused by electrical malfunction (11/29/07)
Rescheduled parade may be in for more rain (11/29/07)
The Cape Girardeau Parade of Lights, which was rescheduled for this Sunday because of rain, may see a repeat event -- or it may not be seen at all. The National Weather Service predicts heavy rain and possible thunderstorms for Sunday, but organizers stay optimistic about the potential conditions...
Downtown Open House scheduled for Friday (11/29/07)
The annual Downtown Christmas Open House has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 20 businesses in the downtown area have signed up to stay open late to host holiday shoppers. Carraige rides through the area, Christmas carolers and pictures with Santa kick off December shopping Downtown...
Cape school district names Pat Fanger as interim superintendent (11/29/07)
Cape Girardeau's interim superintendent will come from within, a move board members say will bring stability to a district experiencing rapid changes. Following a two-hour closed session, board president Dr. Steve Trautwein announced that assistant superintendent Pat Fanger will serve as the interim superintendent through June 30. He said no other candidates were contacted...
Accomplice in Dollar General Store robbery in January found guilty (11/29/07)
A Cape Girardeau County jury found Patricia A. Sutton, 43, guilty of first-degree robbery and false imprisonment Tuesday. The jury found Sutton acted as an accomplice during an armed robbery that occurred Jan. 6 at the Dollar General Store, 64 S. Plaza Way in Cape Girardeau, according to a news release from Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle's office...
Cape chamber receives 800 survey responses (11/29/07)
The response rate for Cape Girardeau's DREAM survey has been huge, according to Tim Arbeiter, of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. Arbeiter said as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the city had received 423 paper surveys and 377 online responses. A paper questionnaire was mailed three weeks ago to 3,000 Cape Girardeau households chosen randomly by a computer. City officials hoped to see 300 returned, with suggestions for ways to revitalize the downtown district...
10,000 acts of kindness (11/29/07)
Adrian Thomas washed three cars for free last week. Stacy Taylor helped someone with a dead battery jump-start a car. Dr. Mary Dillivan watched a class for a teacher dealing with a temporary emergency. Together, 24 students and four adult sponsors have agreed to complete three random acts of kindness each school day. By the end of the school year, they figure, they will have carried out more than 10,000 acts...
Child dies in Morehouse fire (11/29/07)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Firefighters spent most of Wednesday morning battling a fatal fire in Morehouse, a blaze that demolished the house and left one child dead. Two-year-old Clayton Meeks died in the fire, said New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens. Clayton and his 4-year-old sister had been sleeping on the floor in the living room of their Locust Street residence when the fire started...
Scott County merging emergency manager and developer posts (11/29/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County is combining its emergency management and county development positions, Scott County commissioners announced Tuesday. Emergency management director Joe Burton is retiring at the end of the year, according to Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger...
Social service organization assists with adoptions (11/29/07)
Editor's note: Some names in the story are have been changed to protect privacy. By Chris Pagano Southeast Missourian On the last day of October, President Bush signed a proclamation declaring November as National Adoption Month, and Nov. ...
MoDOT announces projects, closings (11/29/07)
Southeast Missourian The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects: n Weather permitting, Route V at Bollinger County Road 625 will be closed from 8 to 10 a.m. today. The road will be reduced to one lane between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. while work crews replace a drainage pipe...
Basic needs, gifts for pets would help area elderly (11/29/07)
Man with disabilities tries to remain independent Mr. D is bound to his wheelchair with spina bifida and leg paralysis. Transferring from his wheelchair to the bed has been a big challenge lately, resulting in some falls. A personal response system, which would enable him to get help at the touch of a button if he falls again, is out of his financial reach. The monthly charge is $20. His limited income provides for basic needs only...
Briefly (11/29/07)
Quadriplegic rugby player to speak at SEMO A quadriplegic rugby player from St. Louis will speak on overcoming adversity and disability Tuesday on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Kerri Morgan, captain of the St. Louis Rugby Rams quad rugby team, will speak at 7 p.m. ...
Cape River Heritage Museum elects new officers for 2008 (11/29/07)
The Cape River Heritage Museum's newly elected officers for 2008 are president Marjorie Thompson, vice president Beverly Hahs, secretary Margaret Ford and treasurer John Holcomb. Two new board members, Dr. William Mapes and Kristen Backer, were added...
Community digest 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
Bonney Bank artisans to hold art sale; Jackson Christmas parade set for Saturday; Navy Seabee Veterans of America to hold party; Girl Scouts' Festival of Lights set for Saturday ; 'Luther's Walk in the Woods' begins Saturday; Trail of Tears State Park to hold memorial walk; Music academy to hold book fair Saturday; Library to accept canned goods in place of fines
Community cuisine 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
St. Ambrose men serving breakfast at Chaffee The St. Ambrose Men's Club will sponsor a breakfast of whole hog sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Parish Center. Ages 5 and younger eat free. Saturday is annual Excelsior Club chili day...
Ameren announces $180M settlement in Taum Sauk case (11/29/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Corp. announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement that will require the utility to pay $180 million in cash and property to compensate for damage resulting from the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. The settlement ends months of negotiations between the St. Louis-based company and three state agencies. The agreement will end a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Jay Nixon and settle all other state demands for compensation...
Jay Nixon sends vehicle-use details to the state (11/29/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A top official for Gov. Matt Blunt threatened Wednesday to subpoena Attorney General Jay Nixon's office or campaign to get information about the political use of his state vehicle and staff. Later on Wednesday, Nixon's campaign sent most of those details to the state. Spokesman Oren Shur said Nixon had always intended to do so...
Interstate Bakeries demands details of Teamsters agreement (11/29/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Interstate Bakeries Corp. will ask a bankruptcy judge today to force a consortium interested in buying the maker of Hostess Twinkies and Wonder Bread to provide more details on an exclusive arrangement it says it has with one of the company's largest unions...
Investigator steps down from Blunt e-mail probe (11/29/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Before he could even do any work, a former judge has quit a special investigation looking into whether Gov. Matt Blunt has complied with Missouri's open-records law. Daniel Knust said Wednesday that he stepped down because Blunt's staff was unhappy with his involvement...
Couple face bond forfeiture hearing in sextuplets hoax (11/29/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A couple who faked the birth of sextuplets to wrangle money out of their community could spend time behind bars after they failed to repay donations and appear in court. Warrants for Sarah Everson, 46, and Kris Everson, 35, were issued earlier this month for probation and parole violations. The couple faces a Dec. 17 bond forfeiture hearing, according to court records...
Chicago police: 40 pounds of marijuana delivered to office (11/29/07)
CHICAGO -- A clerk in the Cook County public defender's office has been arrested for accepting a nearly 40-pound package of marijuana brought to her office. Officials say the package was delivered by a Chicago police officer posing as a UPS worker...
Underdog no more, Missouri embraces football success (11/29/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Around the University of Missouri campus, the cheer "We're No. 1" is usually limited to the renowned journalism school. But as a football team mired in mediocrity for decades flirts with a chance at the national title, the Tigers' on-field success seems contagious...
Study: CT scans increase cancer risk, often unjustifiably (11/29/07)
Millions of Americans, especially children, are needlessly getting dangerous radiation from "super X-rays" that raise the risk of cancer and are increasingly used to diagnose medical problems, a new report warns. In a few decades, as many as 2 percent of all cancers in the United States might be due to radiation from CT scans given now, according to the authors of the report...
Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace remains unclear (11/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- So far so good. But can Israel and the Palestinians conclude a peace agreement mostly on their own? Time is running out for President Bush to make good on his promise of a Palestinian state. "It is not going to be possible in 2008 unless he is going to roll up his sleeves and make it happen. ...
Briefly (11/29/07)
Ford Motor Co. settles rollover lawsuits SACRAMENTO -- Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday agreed to settle class-action lawsuits covering plaintiffs in four states who claimed its Explorer sport utility vehicles were prone to rollovers, the company and an attorney for the plaintiffs said. ...
O.J. pleads not guilty to kidnapping, robbery charges (11/29/07)
LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpson pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his arraignment on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers. Simpson stood and entered his plea before Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass, who will preside at his trial along with co-defendants Clarence "C.J." Stewart and Charles "Charlie" Ehrlich...
New Mideast envoy has a reputation for independence (11/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- The retired Marine general who will advise Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on security aspects of the new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has a reputation for outspoken independence. James L. Jones, whose decorated Marine Corps career spanned five decades, most recently drew attention for a blunt, sometimes critical assessment of U.S. efforts to train Iraqi police and soldiers. Retired for less than a year, he has been in high demand in Washington for his rich resume...
Dow gets biggest 2-day gain in 5 years (11/29/07)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street barreled higher Wednesday for the second day in a row, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its biggest two-day point gain in five years after a Federal Reserve official hinted that the central bank may lower interest rates again...
Probe confirms that Venus has bursts of lightning (11/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- Nearby Venus is looking a bit more Earth-like with frequent bursts of lightning confirmed by a new European space probe. For nearly three decades, astronomers have said Venus probably had lightning -- ever since a 1978 NASA probe showed signs of electrical activity in its atmosphere. But experts weren't sure because of signal interference...
Bush shrinks pay raises for federal workers in some costlier regions (11/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- Federal workers living in more expensive regions of the country will get much smaller pay raises than scheduled under an order from President Bush, who said Wednesday that the proposed raises were unacceptably high. Ordering a lower adjustment is not unusual. Presidents routinely override the pay formula and assign figures deemed more reasonable...
Government: Obesity rates in the U.S. have leveled off, for now (11/29/07)
ATLANTA -- Obesity rates in U.S. women seem to be staying level, and the rate in men may be hitting a plateau now, too, according to a new government report released Wednesday. With more than 72 million Americans counted as obese, adult obesity rates for both sexes seem to be holding steady at about 34 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...
U.S. fourth-graders post flat reading scores (11/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. fourth-graders have lost ground in reading ability compared with children around the world, according to results of a global reading test. Test results released Wednesday showed U.S. students, who took the test last year, scored about the same as they did in 2001, the last time the test was given -- despite an increased emphasis on reading under the No Child Left Behind law...
Turner's land grab generates suspicion among neighbors (11/29/07)
MULLEN, Neb. -- Ted Turner's men didn't flinch. As the price climbed past $8 million, $9 million, $9.5 million, they continued bidding at a rapid-fire pace. When the auction was over, they walked away with what they came for: 26,300 acres of prime ranch land, at a cost of nearly $10 million...
Literature prize winner drops out of Nobel ceremony (11/29/07)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Doris Lessing is unable to travel to Stockholm to receive her Nobel Prize in literature Dec. 10 due to back problems, the Nobel Foundation said Wednesday. Instead, the $1.5 million prize will be presented to the 87-year-old British writer in London, it said...
Rare disease outbreak in Italy linked to climate change, globalization (11/29/07)
LONDON -- An outbreak in Europe of an obscure disease from Africa is raising concerns that globalization and climate change are combining to pose a health threat to the West. Nearly 300 cases of chikungunya fever, a virus that previously has been common only in Africa and Asia, were reported in Italy -- where only isolated cases of the disease had been seen in the past...
Rare Faberge egg sells for record-setting $18.5 million at auction (11/29/07)
LONDON -- A rare enamel-and-gold Faberge egg that had been in the Rothschild banking family for more than a century sold for record-setting $18.5 million at auction Wednesday. The sale of the translucent pink egg topped with a diamond-studded cockerel was a record for a Faberge work of art, Christie's auction house said...
Sudan charges British teacher with inciting hatred by naming teddy bear after Prophet Muhammad (11/29/07)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudan charged a British teacher Wednesday with inciting religious hatred -- a crime punishable by 40 lashes -- because she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad as part of a class project. The country's top Muslim clerics pressed the government to ensure that the teacher, Gillian Gibbons, is punished, comparing her action to author Salman Rushdie's "blasphemies" against the Prophet Muhammad...
Putin promises honest parliamentary elections (11/29/07)
MOSCOW -- Rights activists charged Wednesday that authorities were pressuring voters to cast ballots for the United Russia party in Sunday's elections, and a communist leader said the campaign was the dirtiest he's ever seen. President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, told foreign diplomats that the parliamentary elections would be honest and said Russia is firmly committed to democracy and human rights...
Pakistan's Musharraf relinquishes post as head of army (11/29/07)
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- A tearful Pervez Musharraf ended a four-decade military career Wednesday, giving up his army commander's ceremonial baton on the eve of taking an oath as the purely civilian president of Pakistan. The United States, keen to promote democracy while keeping Pakistan focused on fighting Islamic extremism, praised Musharraf's relaxation of his grip on power as a "good step" forward...
6,000 Sunnis agree to security pact with U.S. (11/29/07)
HAWIJA, Iraq -- Nearly 6,000 Sunni Arab residents joined a security pact with American forces Wednesday in what U.S. officers described as a critical step in plugging the remaining escape routes for extremists flushed from former strongholds. The new alliance -- called the single largest single volunteer mobilization since the war began -- covers the "last gateway" for groups such as al-Qaida in Iraq seeking new havens in northern Iraq, U.S. military officials said...
Hamas protesters, Palestinian police clash over summit (11/29/07)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Palestinian police loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas fired automatic weapons and beat marchers with clubs during a funeral procession Wednesday for a man killed while protesting this week's U.S.-hosted Mideast peace conference. The chaos threatened to undermine Abbas' standing in the West Bank, just as the international community stepped up its support for him in new peace talks with Israel and his struggle with Hamas militants...
Vast Nazi archive opens to public (11/29/07)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- After more than 60 years, Nazi documents stored in a vast warehouse in Germany were unsealed Wednesday, opening a rich resource for Holocaust historians and for survivors to delve into their own tormented past. The treasure of documents could open new avenues of study into the inner workings of Nazi persecution from the exploitation of slave labor to the conduct of medical experiments. ...
Hugo Chavez severs all contacts with Colombia's government (11/29/07)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday he was cutting off all contacts with the Colombian government, but left it unclear whether he was announcing an end to diplomatic relations between the two countries. Chavez's announcement came after a series of sharp exchanges with President Alvaro Uribe set off when the Colombian leader last week abruptly ended the Venezuelan's mediation between Colombia's government and leftist rebels...
Jackson senior named top football player in Southeast Missouri (11/29/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- It wasn't just versatility that made Jackson senior Matt Lang the best football player in Southeast Missouri. Versatility combined with excellence. "He's one of those five-in-one guys," Jackson coach Carl Gross said. "And everything he did, he did pretty dog-gone well."...
St. Vincent girls trounce Valle (11/29/07)
Courtney Besand scored 15 points and Brooke Brown added 14 to lead the St. Vincent girls basketball team to victory Wednesday night. The Indians defeated Valle Catholic 67-30 in the Valle tournament. Jessica Welker added 11 points in the win. St. Vincent (67) -- Brooke Brown 14, Elizabeth Rozier 9, Lacey Siegmund 6, Lindsey Waymire 6, Anne Stelle, Jessica Welker 11, Valerie Finger 3, Alicia Zarlingo 1, Courtney Besand 15. FG 27, FT 8-15, Fouls 18 (3-pointers: 5, Fouled out: Besand)...
Redhawks improve to 4-3 with road victory (11/29/07)
RUSTON, La. -- As his players prepared to get off the bus outside the Thomas Assembly Center before Wednesday night's game, Scott Edgar had a few words for them. "Road wins are sweet," the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach said. Maybe not always pretty, but definitely sweet...
Southeast tries to regroup at home against nationally ranked Baylor (11/29/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team was hoping to enter tonight's contest with a full head of steam. That won't be the case, but coach John Ishee was confident the Redhawks could regroup by the time the highest-ranked Division I opponent in program history visits the Show Me Center...
Arkansas holds on to beat Anderson, Missouri 94-91 (11/29/07)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mike Anderson's return to Bud Walton Arena ended a little sooner than he wanted. "I don't think our guys lost," Anderson said. "They just ran out of time." Charles Thomas scored 21 points and defended two last-second 3-pointers by Missouri, helping Arkansas hold off the Tigers 94-91 on Wednesday night. Anderson, Missouri's coach, spent 17 seasons as an assistant at Arkansas under Nolan Richardson...
La Russa pleads guilty to DUI (11/29/07)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa pleaded guilty to driving under the influence Wednesday, eight months after police found him asleep inside his running sport utility vehicle at a stop light and smelling of alcohol. La Russa said he had decided to plead guilty to the misdemeanor because it was in the best interest of all concerned...
Bulger held out of practice, availability in doubt (11/29/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams quarterback Marc Bulger was held out of practice Wednesday, three days after sustaining a concussion, and his availability remained in doubt for this week's game. Bulger, who was hospitalized for a few hours Sunday, was scheduled for an exam and baseline test later in the day and did not speak to reporters. Bulger said Monday he felt much better and expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons, but backup Gus Frerotte's assessment was not so positive...
Cancer institute updates risk calculator (11/29/07)
A widely used tool for predicting a woman's risk of breast cancer is getting an update - to better reflect black women's risk. At issue is the National Cancer Institute's online risk calculator. Answer a few questions - such as current age, age when your first child was born, family history of breast cancer - and learn your odds of getting breast cancer in the next five years...
The trouble with Cynthiana (11/29/07)
Nov. 29, 2007 Dear Leslie, Driving into Cynthiana, Ind., looking for lunch, the absence of other cars on the road seemed odd. Boards covered the windows of many commercial buildings. The town appeared to be in a permanent a solar eclipse. We were about to begin driving the two miles back toward the interstate when a man rounding up leaves pointed out the lone cafe to us. He couldn't say whether it would be open...
Good bets for the weekend (11/29/07)
The Southeast Missouri State University theater department presents a strange and funny stage tale. When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre, River Campus The Charles Dickens classic on stage...
Complete calendar (11/29/07)
Thursday, Nov. 29 Space: Dare to Dream: Memorial Hall, Southeast Missouri State University, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Museum: Pine Needle Basket Weaving: Crisp Museum, River Campus, 2 to 3:30 p.m. College Night: Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills, 7 p.m...
'Love in the Time of Cholera:' One of the year's best films (11/29/07)
"Love in the Time of Cholera" is one of those extraordinary films that is better than 90 percent of the films released this year and yet is not as good as it could have been. So to a judge a film on it's own merit, which is the right thing to do (though sometimes the wrong thing to do), "Love in the Time of Cholera" has aspirations which it is unable to meet. This failure has somehow made the whole less than its parts...
At the theaters (11/29/07)
'Awake'; 'Bella'; 'No Country for Old Men'; 'St. Olaf Christmas Festival'; 'American Gangster'; 'August Rush'; 'Bee Movie'; 'Beowulf'; 'Dan in Real Life'; 'Enchanted'; 'Fred Claus'; 'The Game Plan'; 'Hitman'; 'Lions for Lambs'; 'Love in the Time of Cholera'; 'The Mist'; 'This Christmas'
New on DVD (11/29/07)
"Mr. Bean's Holiday" Rowan Atkinson's man-child takes his havoc-wreaking ways on the road in what is expected to be the final bow of the nearly silent character he created for British television. In his second big-screen adventure, Atkinson's Bean wins a camcorder and a trip to the sunny French Riviera beaches at Cannes, so the lovable idiot sets out to create a video diary of his journey. ...
Don't miss Dickens for Christmas (11/29/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Charles Dickens' immortal story "A Christmas Carol" is a cultural icon, tied as closely to our Christmas culture as candy canes. This year you can see the story come to life on stage with just a short drive. Starting today and continuing through Sunday, the Fox Theatre in St. ...
Bella Italia strives to create authentic Italian cuisine (11/29/07)
Bella Italia owner Mark Dirnberger says that as one of the few noncorporate Italian restaurants in Cape Girardeau, it is setting the standard for original Italian dishes as well as service with a personality. "Our staff has more of a unique way of delivering the messages to the table. ...
Holiday options (11/29/07)
Entertainment and the holidays just go hand-in-hand -- the joys, and sometimes terrors, of the holiday season have long been an inspiration for artists across the Western world. This holiday locals have plenty of options to get their holiday entertainment fix, even though the Trans-Siberian Orchestra won't stop in Cape Girardeau this year. Here are a few of them...
What's on my playlist (11/29/07)
The man who promotes local (and nonlocal) music on his Audio Nut Internet radio show gives his picks. 1. "You Won't Know" by Brand New Jesse Lacey is probably my favorite American songwriter these days. He's crafty with his lyrics and music, plus this band flat out rocks...
Top 5 CDs (11/29/07)
The best selling CDs at P Mac Music from Nov. 19-25...
Artifacts (11/29/07)
Garden Gallery to host Christmas Open House Garden Gallery, 835 Broadway, will host a Christmas Open House from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Gallery items will be for sale and cookies and hot cider will be served. For more information, call the gallery at 332-7123...
Book Review: The Natural World of Lewis and Clark (11/29/07)
It was one of the great adventures of all time -- Meriwether Lewis and William Clarks' two-year exploration of the unknown world west of the Mississippi River. When the party set out in 1803, author David Dalton points out, Americans knew little about the country they would travel through...
Janet Reno's patriotic party (11/29/07)
NEW YORK -- Though Janet Reno is credited as the executive producer of "Song of America," a three-disc boxed set that chronicles the history of the United States in song, she is quick to downplay her role. "I had the easy way," Reno, the former U.S. attorney general, said in a recent interview...
Enchantingly focused (11/29/07)
LOS ANGELES -- When Amy Adams was nominated for an Academy Award, she still lived in the run-down apartment she rented when she moved to Los Angeles with movie-star dreams. "It was a little bit of a slum," she said. "The carpet in that place hadn't been changed in 16 years."...
Creative freedom (11/29/07)
Lin Wang calls her paintings "fantasy stuff." Sometimes they're the stuff of her dreams, sometimes inspired by her childhood. Her grandmother's house is prominent in one. Wang usually paints texture onto the canvas first. "Then I will see if it looks like something," she said. "Maybe people or flowers."...
Movie review: "Love in the Time of Cholera" (11/29/07)
To say that "Love in the Time of Cholera" is a chick flick would be wrong, but in its own quirky way, it is intensely romantic. Trying to conjure a moving picture out of feverish love letters and the 50-year journey of mending hearts is not an easy exercise; however, Mike Newell has directed a sumptuous tale of love, romance and good old-fashioned sex...
Holiday bliss (11/29/07)
Here we are, on the other side of Thanksgiving. Sure, the days around Thanksgiving are often slow on the entertainment end, but as the year winds to a close, our options only grow. Christmas is still a month away, but as is the trend in recent years, it seems like everywhere you go the garlands, wreaths, lights and trees are there. I think it started about Halloween...
Worth the drive (11/29/07)
Less than 2 hours Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Daniel North was once the director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Since then, he's been featured in major American art periodicals as one of the great painters of the Western U.S. ...
Jon Bon Jovi to headline charity concert next month in N.J. (11/29/07)
RED BANK, N.J. -- Bon Jovi fans will have a chance to see the group's frontman perform at a charity concert next month. New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi will headline "The Hope Concert III" on Dec. 21 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, the theater said on its Web site...
Back to base camp (11/29/07)
An old legend has returned to the Cape music scene. Rick Werner, owner of the Main Street Bar, and Bob Camp have teamed up once again to reopen The Camp in Warner's bar. Away for a couple of years, Camp said he more than welcomed the opportunity to return...
Delbert Eaker (11/29/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Delbert Andrew Eaker, 85, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Eaker was born May 11, 1922, at Lutesville, Mo., son of Joseph and Sadie Loughary Eaker. He and Helen Louise Winburne were married May 23, 1943, at St. Louis, and she preceded him in death...
Arnold Kaempfe (11/29/07)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Arnold M. F. "Shorty" Kaempfe, 87, of Altenburg died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 3, 1920, at Crosstown, Mo., son of Edmund "Butch" and Minna Verseman Kaempfe. He and Leona E. Weber were married June 20, 1948...
Marie Weiss (11/29/07)
Marie P. Weiss, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Tandem Healthcare in Sarasota. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Annettia Reagan (11/29/07)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Annettia Aline Reagan, 82, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo. She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Marquand, Mo., daughter of Robert and Lillie Mills Henson. She and Lloyd Reagan were married March 27, 1943, in Jackson. He died Sept. 27, 1991...
Ronald Wilson (11/29/07)
Ronald R. Wilson, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 21, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, son of Bert and Alice Mary Burks Wilson. He and Marian Smith were married March 16, 1963, in Hartsville, S.C...
Joan Reed (11/29/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Joan Reed, 80, of Cairo died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Cairo, daughter of Orbie and Marie Jones Huey. She married Jim Reed. Reed was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
Births 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
Miller; McDonough; Brunner; Leible; Eddleman; Walker; Bell; Henderson; Putty; Wood; Dillingham; Smith; Vicory; Copeland; Jackson; Eifert
Police report 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
Arrests; Arrest
Fire report 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
n At 5:52 p.m., a structure fire in the 4900 block of Highway 177. n At 5:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2700 block of Flora Hills Drive. n At 9:14 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Ranney Avenue. n At 9:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2500 block of Masters Drive...
Out of the past 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
Cape Girardeau County's third grand jury since July is sworn in by Presiding Circuit Judge A.J. Seier, who notes that the jury was being empanelled upon the recommendation of the two previous grand juries. Leon J. Bahn, a member of a pioneer Cape Girardeau family and for many years the owner of a downtown hardware store here, died Saturday at a hospital in Columbia, Mo.; he was 90 years old...
Big Sky (11/29/07)
It's good to see commercial flights carrying passengers to and from Cape Girardeau again. Big Sky Airlines, which serves as a connection airline for Delta, began Nov. 18. Big Sky, unlike the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport's previous airline, flies to Cincinnati instead of St. Louis...
Speak Out 11/29/07 (11/29/07)
Partial agreement; Another sales tax; Accurate picture; Social Darwinism; Mad grab for toys; Stem-cell research; Religious fanatics; That's our money; Downtown parking; Squelching cell phones; OSHA persecution
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