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Stories from Monday, November 3, 2008

Lexington Avenue reopened following morning car crash (11/03/08)
Lexington Avenue has reopened following a morning car accident that killed a Missouri man, Cape Girardeau police reported just before 4:30 p.m. A one-vehicle accident this morning resulted in downed power lines and the closure of Lexington Avenue at Northchurch Street for the entire afternoon...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (11/03/08)
A Nevada, Mo., man died in a one-vehicle accident which closed Lexington Avenue at Northchurch Street for the remainder of the afternoon....
Jackson girl dies in motorcycle accident (11/03/08)
An accident on Highway 72 proved fatal for a Jackson girl on Sunday.At around 12:10 p.m. Sunday, authorities responded to a head-on collision on Highway 72 in Millersville.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website, Harvey E. ...
Police: Man shot on Hanover Street in Cape Girardeau, suspect sought (11/03/08)
A series of escalating confrontations on South Hanover Street led to the shooting of a man Sunday evening. As police inspected a car damaged during the shooting and tried to find the victim as well as the gunman -- both had left the scene -- people living on the street fumed...
One-vehicle accident sends Sikeston resident to hospital (11/03/08)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - A Sikeston, Mo., woman was injured Saturday afternoon as the vehicle she was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled down an embankment and overturned off Route AA, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website. ...
Former Perry County Commissioner seeks to retake seat in Tuesday election (11/03/08)
In the Perry County Commission race, Republican candidate Tim M. Brewer is vying against Democrat Patrick J. Heaps for District 1 Commissioner. Heaps is no stranger to Perry County politics. He served as District 1 Commissioner from 2000 to 2004, and as vice president of the Perry County Democratic Committee...
Financial experts discuss pros, cons of reverse home mortgages (11/03/08)
With a volatile stock market draining retirement savings from the bank accounts of seniors throughout the U.S., Larry Reiminger believes hope for some Southeast Missouri retirees lies in the reverse home mortgage. As a reverse mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 1131 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, Reiminger travels to area senior centers, quilting shows, financial planning seminars and other events to spread his message...
Sock Hop benefit for Cape Area Family Resource Center held after being canceled twice by bad weather (11/03/08)
The Sunday night sock hop at the Cape Area Family Resource Center, originally scheduled as an outdoor event and twice canceled by bad weather, may have been tripped up by sunny skies. Fewer than 50 people attended the dance. "First Hurricane Ike, and then a thunderstorm and here we are with a beautiful, almost 80-degree day in November," said Michelle Wallace, the resource center's executive director. ...
Deaf students join Francis Howell North Hich School cheerleading team in St. Charles, Mo. (11/03/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- "Go Knights!" the squad yelled from the soccer field sidelines as they flew into the air in a flurry of kicks and quick jumps. The girls shook their shiny black pompoms furiously as the boys shouted into megaphones. In the back row, three of the cheerleaders were watching the rest of the squad closely. ...
Study: Teen pregnancies tied to taste for sexy TV (11/03/08)
CHICAGO -- New research suggests pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes. The new study is the first to link those viewing habits with teen pregnancy, said lead author Anita Chandra, a Rand Corp. behavioral scientist. Teens who watched the raciest shows were twice as likely to become pregnant over the next three years as those who watched few such programs...
Both presidential campaigns start work in get-out-the-vote operations (11/03/08)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Barack Obama and John McCain uncorked their get-out-the-vote operations in more than a dozen battleground states Sunday, generating millions of telephone calls, mailings and door-knockings at the end of the $1 billion campaign. Together, they'll spend about $8 per presidential vote...
Republicans try balance-of-power argument (11/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- Elect Republicans or else. That's the final battle cry of struggling Republican candidates at the close of the election. They are warning that a victory by Barack Obama will give Democrats running the White House and Congress unfettered freedom to raise taxes, expand government -- and who knows what else -- in a time of crisis when checks and balances are most needed...
Federal officials looking into leak about Obama's aunt (11/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating whether any laws were broken in the disclosure that Barack Obama's aunt was living in the country illegally. Obama's half-aunt, who is from Kenya, was ordered to leave the United States years ago after an immigration judge denied her request for asylum, a person familiar with the matter said late Friday. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss the case...
Supreme Court to hear dispute over American Indian land purchase in R.I. (11/03/08)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Narragansett Indian Tribe bought a 31-acre lot in 1991, saying it would be used for "economic development" and housing for the elderly and poor. However, the state of Rhode Island, fearing the tribe really wants to create a tax-free zone or build a casino, sued to block the Narragansetts from putting the land into federal trust, which would essentially free it from state and local law...
Annual Halloween 'Naked Pumpkin Run' leads to tickets in Colorado (11/03/08)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Boulder police have ticketed about a dozen people running naked on the street while sporting freshly gutted pumpkins on their heads as part of an annual Halloween event. The citations for indecent exposure Friday night came as dozens of other costumed revelers, including a man with a red cape and a sword, chanted to police officers to let go of the streakers and "find real criminals."...
Five found dead in homeless camp (11/03/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Five people were found shot to death Sunday in a homeless encampment obscured by heavy brush in the shadow of a Long Beach freeway, police said. Officers received an anonymous call Sunday morning and went to an area between several commercial buildings and freeway ramps. They found five dead adults, all of them gunshot victims, Long Beach deputy police chief Robert Luna said...
As election nears, some try to fool voters with misinformation (11/03/08)
In the hours before Election Day, as inevitable as winter, comes an onslaught of dirty tricks -- confusing e-mails, disturbing phone calls and insinuating fliers left on doorsteps during the night. The intent, almost always, is to keep folks from voting or to confuse them, usually through intimidation or misinformation. But in this presidential race, in which a black man leads most polls, some of the deceit has a decidedly racist bent...
Iraqi officials expect answer on security deal after U.S. vote (11/03/08)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi leaders expect an American response to requested changes in a draft security pact soon after this week's U.S. presidential election, an aide to the prime minister said Sunday. Another Iraqi official said the U.S. indicated it would accept all the proposed changes except one -- greater Iraqi legal control over American soldiers and contractors...
Rebels tighten grip in seized swaths of eastern Congo (11/03/08)
TONGO, Congo -- Tutsi-led rebels tightened their hold on newly seized areas of eastern Congo on Saturday, forcing tens of thousands of civilians out of makeshift refugee camps and stopping some from fleeing to government-held territory. Aid organizations said they were worried about a lack of food and shelter...
Recovery incomplete after Myanmar cyclone (11/03/08)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Six months after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar's coastline, killing tens of thousands of people, aid groups say once-lagging relief efforts have picked up pace but the task of rebuilding and recovery is far from finished. Foreign aid staffers were initially barred from cyclone-affected areas and the ruling military junta was criticized for its ineffective response to the May storm. ...
Central swimmers place ninth at meet (11/03/08)
The Central boys swimming team finished ninth out of 16 teams Saturday at the Springfield Invitational. Sam Gramling led the way for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish in the 500 freestyle. He touched the wall in 4 minutes, 58.90 seconds. Central's 200 freestyle relay team was seventh in 1:36.49. Jordan Gramling, Trey Simpson, Sam Gramling and Caleb Coots comprised the team...
Texas Tech pulls off last-second upset (11/03/08)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech appeared well on its way to not just beating, but knocking around the nation's top team. Then, the Red Raiders let Texas off the hook. Down by 19 at halftime, the Longhorns got three touchdowns by early in the fourth quarter to pull within 29-26...
MU still chases title after close call (11/03/08)
The Tigers remain in good position to win the Big 12 North. By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press WACO, Texas -- Chase Daniel was already getting into a defensive mode, ready to make a tackle if necessary. With Missouri tied with heavy underdog Baylor at 28-28 and only 2 1/2 minutes left, Daniel thought he had just thrown his third interception. But Jordan Lake, already with a pick, couldn't hold onto another one...
Big 12 South remains a wild four-team race (11/03/08)
HOUSTON -- Texas Tech may have knocked off No. 1, but the upset settled nothing in college football's toughest division. The Red Raiders (9-0, 5-0 Big 12) jumped to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 and took control of the Big 12 South with their 39-33 win over then-top-ranked Texas on Saturday night...
Titans improve to 8-0 with OT win (11/03/08)
The Tennessee Titans remained perfect -- even if they needed a little extra time to stay that way. Rob Bironas got a second chance at redemption in overtime, kicking a 41-yard field goal with 9:36 to go that kept the Titans the NFL's last unbeaten team with a 19-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday...
Palmer breaks logjam on final hole (11/03/08)
Ryan Palmer made a 10-foot birdie on the 18th hole Sunday to break out of a six-way tie for the lead and win the Ginn sur Mer Classic, earning a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. Palmer, who was at No. 143 on the money list with two tournaments remaining, had to call a penalty on himself and made bogey on the 10th hole, then took double bogey on the next hole with a tee shot into the water...
Penguins ride big second period to defeat Blues (11/03/08)
ST. LOUIS — Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a three-game losing streak when they rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. ...
October stock market slump brings pain but also opportunity (11/03/08)
NEW YORK -- The bloodletting in the stock market the past month is a reminder of why October is a hall-of-famer when it comes to crashes. For investors, October sits like a sharp curve in the road that must be approached with care. In good years, investors might grow nervous but ultimately pass safely, while in a year like 2008, October can be treacherous. But the month that brought the 1929 crash and 1987's Black Monday can also help change the stock market's fortunes...
Banks using government money to buy out other banks instead of making loans (11/03/08)
NEW YORK -- Critics are outraged that the nation's banks are using billions of dollars of federal bailout money to buy other banks instead of boosting their lending. But is that really such a bad thing? The official line from the White House is that the banks should use the $250 billion to make loans. If lending unfreezes, they say, that would help to stabilize the financial system...
Passenger trains gain favor with public, Congress (11/03/08)
WASHINGTON After half a century as more of a curiosity than a convenience, passenger trains are getting back on track in some parts of the country. The high cost of energy, coupled with congestion on highways and at airports, is drawing travelers back to trains not only for commuting but also for travel between cities as much as 500 miles apart...
People on the move 11/03/08 (11/03/08)
Preusser named senior credit underwriter David Preusser has been named senior credit underwriter for the Central Southern Missouri and Western Kentucky markets of Regions Bank. Preusser works at the branch at 407 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. He started his banking career with US Bank in 2003. He most recently served as credit underwriter and assistant relationship manager in the Cape Girardeau market...
Rose Mary Schremp-Johns (11/03/08)
FROHNA, Mo. — Rose Mary Schremp-Johns. 57, of Frohna, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1951, in St. Charles, Mo., daughter of Alfred and Thelma Luebrecht Sachs. She married Randy J. Schremp on March 11, 1972. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1972...
James Thornton (11/03/08)
TAMMS, Ill. — James F. Thornton, 82, of Tamms died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 24, 1926 in Jackson, Tenn., the son of Huey and Resse Mae Bell Thornton. He married Mary Abernathy on March 27, 1948. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2006...
Gary Lathum (11/03/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Carl Gary Lathum, 66, of Sikeston died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Sikeston, son of Ezra and Maxine Daugherty Lathum. He and Sharon Wright of Oran, Mo., were married May 15, 1962...
Wille Lee Harris (11/03/08)
Willie Lee Harris, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at his home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
William F. Miller (11/03/08)
William F. "Bill" Miller, 77, of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1931, at Makanda, Ill., son of Everett and Eva Smith Miller. He and Joyce Treece were married Jan. 27, 1951, in Cobden, Ill...
Violet Cantrell (11/03/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Violet Cantrell, 96, of Anna died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Albert Nyland officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery...
David Pepple (11/03/08)
David Pepple, 76, of Chaffee, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Births 11/3/08 (11/03/08)
Hoffman Daughter to Martin Gerard and Kimberley Rose Hoffman Jr. of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:49 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. Name, Katelynn Jane. Weight, 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Hoffman is the former Kimberley Hutson, daughter of Jo Ann Dallas of Jackson, and Dwayne and Terry Hutson of Marquand, Mo. ...
Police report 11/3/08 (11/03/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Howard R. Tittle Jr., 46, 402 Vanderverter St., Kennett, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no operator's license and failure to maintain the right half of the roadway...
Fire report 11/308 (11/03/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 6:28 p.m., alarm sounding at 1912 Broadway. n At 7:34 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of Edgewood Road. n At 10:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2100 block of Brink Avenue...
Out of the past 11/3/08 (11/03/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 3, 1983 Cape Girardeau becomes the largest city in the state to be awarded the status of an All-Missouri Certified City; the announcement culminates a year-long process to meet the Community and Economic Development Department's tough criteria...
Jane Stacy (11/03/08)
Jane Stacy received a well-deserved moment in the spotlight during Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming events last weekend. After helping to organize Homecoming for 35 years, she was recognized with an Alumni Merit Award and was selected to serve as the parade's grand marshal. A reception in her honor drew quite a crowd...
Speak Out 11/3/08 (11/03/08)
Good driving I WAS in Cape Girardeau. A huge truck with this a big piece of equipment was pulling out of Southeast Missouri State University. There were all kinds of red flags and yellow lights. I followed the truck down Broadway. People were passing him on the right and on the left, and they were crossing the yellow line. ...
Southeast Missourian and Old Town Cape Blood Drive (11/03/08)
The Southeast Missourian and Old Town Cape teamed up with the American Red Cross in a blood drive this past Halloween. 10/31/08
South County Park (11/03/08)
The park was just wonderful on Sunday.
2nd Annual Halloween Blood Drive (11/03/08)
Old Town Cape and the Southeast Missourian sponsored a Halloween Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. The event was a great success with the help of many inluding the Sigma Phi Epsilon fratenity.
Fall Colors (11/03/08)
Taken early morning on the River Campus
Gettin' Crazy for a cause... (11/03/08)
Kevin Priester (Alliance Water) and Heather Brooks (City of Cape, Manager's Office) shown here doing some charitable hair spraying. The City of Cape Girardeau was celebrating the success of their United Way campaign which came in well over goal.
How-We @ HealthPoint Plaza... (11/03/08)
How-We is seen here hanging with his lifting buddy at HealthPoint Plaza. "How-We LIVE UNITED" the advocacy gnome is traveling around town reminding people to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer locally. Look for more How-We pics on www.semissourian.com or www.unitedwayofsemo.org...
How-We @ Withers (11/03/08)
Though Jason "Parker" Crombie is not the young gnome's biological father, he still felt a special bond holding him for the first time. It was difficult, but he was able to send How-We out into the world to make a difference! "How-We LIVE UNITED" the advocacy gnome is traveling around town reminding people to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer locally. Look for more How-We pics on www.semissourian.com or www.unitedwayofsemo.org...
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