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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2011

Account exec says he will run for Cape's Ward 3 council seat (10/24/11)
Trent Summers, the man who helped persuade voters last year to endorse Isle of Capri's new casino, announced his intention Sunday to run for the Cape Girardeau City Council seat being vacated next year by the one council member who opposed it. Summers, 32, said Sunday he will officially file Tuesday -- the day the filing period opens -- for Debra Tracy's Ward 3 seat in the April 3 election. ...
15 attend local rally of former Cape resident who burned Quran (10/24/11)
The Rev. Terry Jones brought his anti-Islamic message to his hometown of Cape Girardeau on Sunday night, but only a few showed up to hear it while others opted to stand outside with placards of protest. The three-hour "Stand Up America Now" rally drew about 15 people to VFW Post 3838, though the rented meeting room was set up for 500. ...
Actor puts on 2 shows at River Campus (10/24/11)
More than 80 people watched actor Timothy Mooney perform two one-man shows Sunday at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The stage was set as Mooney scurried out, making the audience burst with laughter.
Cape hospitals receive awards (10/24/11)
Southeast Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center both have received numerous awards from HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization. The HealthGrades study, an analysis of patient outcomes in the nation's 5,000 hospitals, reviewed patient records from the most current federal governmental data from 2008 to 2010. This research is the only comprehensive analysis of its kind focused on how well hospitals provide effective and appropriate patient care...
A visit to Cape and the riverfront (10/24/11)
Don and Lyda Mathis enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the Cape Girardeau riverfront with their granddaughter, Allyson Mathis. They were visiting her from their home in Foley, Mo. , during Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming weekend. The river stage was 13.47 feet...
University of Missouri curators narrowing search for system president (10/24/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The governing body of the University of Missouri system hopes to have a short list of candidates within two weeks for the presidency of the four-campus system. The board of curators is seeking a replacement for Gary Forsee, who stepped down in January to care for his wife as she battled cancer. ...
'Miracle' tornado survivor denied workers' compensation claim (10/24/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- By all accounts, Mark Lindquist is a hero, an underpaid social worker who nearly gave his life trying to save three developmentally disabled adults from the Joplin tornado. Both houses of the Missouri Legislature honored Lindquist, the Senate resolution calling him "a true hero and inspiration to others."...
Analysis: Missouri special session reveals GOP rifts (10/24/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's largest Republican legislative majority in generations began its reign almost a year ago with a tie vote on who should be captain of the Senate. So perhaps it was fitting that the Senate effectively closed out a special legislative session this past week on a tie vote -- unable to agree on whether to repeal Missouri's presidential primary, after being unable to agree on when it should be held...
Today in History (10/24/11)
Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2011. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California from San Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., over a line built by the Western Union Telegraph Co. ...
Torch cameras to give masses views from Lady Liberty (10/24/11)
NEW YORK -- Give me your tired, your poor -- your Internet-connected masses yearning to see. Lady Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for her 125th birthday: webcams on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time...
Ohio dentist offers to buy back children's Halloween candy (10/24/11)
MANSFIELD, Ohio -- An Ohio dentist is offering to buy children's trick-or-treating booty this Halloween, and he's even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal. The Mansfield News Journal reported that dentist Craig Callen and his associates are offering children $1 per pound of candy they bring in, with a five-pound limit per child. The dentists are also holding a drawing for two children's bikes...
Clinton to Iran: Don't misread U.S. departure from Iraq (10/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- Iran should not misread the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq as affecting the U.S. commitment to the fledgling democracy, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday. President Barack Obama's announcement Friday that all American troops would return from Iraq by the end of the year will close a chapter on U.S.-Iraq relations that began in 2003 with the U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein...
Libyans declare themselves liberated (10/24/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's interim rulers declared the country liberated Sunday after an eight-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers...
Magnitude-7.2 quake in Turkey kills 138, collapses buildings (10/24/11)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Cries of panic and horror filled the air as a magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing at least 138 people as buildings pancaked and crumpled into rubble. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers sifted through the rubble and reached outlying villages...
Australian coast fears rogue shark may have killed three (10/24/11)
CANBERRA, Australia -- The sudden death of an American diver in the jaws of a great white shark off Australia's southwest coast has raised the specter of a rogue man-eater preying on a renowned aquatic playground and killing three men in two months...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will have two transfers end long hiatuses (10/24/11)
Michael Porter and Tyler Stone both had to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules
OVC honors Southeast Missouri State football player Hamm-Bey (10/24/11)
Southeast Missouri State true freshman cornerback Tim Hamm-Bey was named the Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week Sunday. Hamm-Bey had two interceptions in Saturday's 17-13 homecoming win over Austin Peay. The two interceptions doubled the Redhawks' total through the first six games this season...
Holland tops Pujols, Cards; Texas ties Series at 2 (10/24/11)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Derek Holland allowed two hits over 8 1-3 innings, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night that evened the World Series at two games apiece. Hobbled Josh Hamilton put Texas ahead with an RBI double in the first inning. Then Mike Napoli broke it open with a three-run homer in the sixth on the first pitch from reliever Mitchell Boggs, who came in after loser Edwin Jackson walked his seventh batter...
Cowboys run wild on winless Rams (10/24/11)
Dallas' Murray ran for a team-record 253 yards in a 34-7 victory
Cardinals bats go silent in Game 4 (10/24/11)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals followed up their greatest World Series performance with one of their meekest. Pujols went hitless in four at-bats a day after hitting three home runs and the Cardinals mustered only a pair of hits on their way to a 4-0 loss to the Texas Rangers that evened the series at two games each...
Homecoming victory provides shot of confidence (10/24/11)
It was a happy homecoming at Southeast Missouri State as the football Redhawks picked up a much-needed win Saturday. Defense stole the show in the 17-13 victory over Austin Peay. The Redhawks allowed season lows for points and yards, giving up only 287 yards, including just 106 in the second half...
New biography sheds light on Steve Jobs' life (10/24/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Steve Jobs had a disdain for people who put profits first. In an upcoming authorized biography of the late Apple CEO, he calls the crop of executives brought in to run Apple after his ouster in 1985 "corrupt people" with "corrupt values" who cared only about making money...
Talking shop with the Geis family of Culver's (10/24/11)
The Geis family loved going to Culver's in their hometown of Fond du Lac, Wis. In fact, there are three Culver's in Fond du Lac, not far from where the restaurant chain got its start in Sauk City, Wis. When Rick Geis decided he was ready for a career change, he along with his wife Barb and their son Aaron, decided to move to Cape Girardeau to open a Culver's here and share the food they loved with a new market...
Bill creates incentives for high-tech jobs (10/24/11)
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is moving forward with plans to implement a new law aimed at attracting high-tech jobs, despite a contingency clause that could make the bill invalid. Nixon signed Senate Bill 7 last week, creating a fund to offer incentives to companies that conduct research or make products in a variety of high-tech fields, including agricultural biotechnology, homeland security, information technology and pharmaceuticals. ...
Ray Archer (10/24/11)
Ray Archer, 94, of Jackson, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Frank Baker (10/24/11)
Frank A. Baker, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 24, 1950, in Tacoma, Wash., to Frank M. and Correne F. Beaudoin Baker. He and Debbie A. Wilson were married Sept. 21, 1991, in Las Vegas...
Paul Moore (10/24/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Paul F. Moore 70, of Perryville died Oct. 22, 2011, at his residence. He was born Jan. 20, 1941, in Perryville, son of the late Lloyd and Cordula Zoellner Moore. Mr. Moore was owner/operator of Shakertown Grocery, the trucking parts manager for Larry Schmidt and maintenance worker for Perry County School District No. =32...
Ivan Niswonger (10/24/11)
Ivan Lynn Niswonger, 75, of Scott City died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Roy Homer and Eula Lee Kesterson Niswonger. Ivan had worked as a machine operator at Florshiem Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Father's Arms Fellowship Church in Scott City...
Jackson police and fire report 10/24/11 (10/24/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/24/11 (10/24/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/24/11 (10/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 10/24/11 (10/24/11)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The Oldtimers Agricultural Museum, established here in 1978, is moving, but not to Cape Girardeau as had been announced; instead, it will relocate to a 56-acre tract at the Biehle, Mo., exit. The Family Learning Center, 605 Broadway, is looking for a new home and hopes to find a facility before the first of the year; the owner of the building that the center leases is putting it on the market, and the center cannot afford to buy it...
Career fair (10/24/11)
Though not at the alarming level as national unemployment figures, there are still many in Cape Girardeau County and elsewhere in the area looking for employment. On Thursday, 986 people attended the Cape Girardeau Area Career Fair at the Osage Centre. The event, sponsored by the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, city of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Girardeau Area Magnet, hosted 30 companies that met with prospective job candidates...
Safe House thank you (10/24/11)
On behalf of the Safe House for Women board of directors and employees, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to members of our community who supported the 2011 Vintage Now Fashion Show. More than 700 people attended the event, and an amazing $30,000 was donated in the form of sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction items. Funds generated from this event will be used to support the services provided to victims of domestic violence in our community...
Speak Out 10/24/11 (10/24/11)
THEY say studies show mammograms are only needed every two years. Positive or negative, everyone knows how advanced cancer can become in one year. Please, don't listen, even if you have to pay for it yourself. Had I not found my breast cancer early, I would not be a 10-year survivor. We are people, not dollar signs...
Prayer 10/24/11 (10/24/11)
O Lord Jesus, may we be strong and courageous, serving you in all things. Amen.
Breast Ride Ever Benefit for Breast Cancer (10/24/11)
On October 22nd 2011 Black Diamond's Bootheel Harley-Davidson located just south of Cape Girardeau, MO. Held it's first ever fund raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Along with the American Cancer Society. This one of a kind event was set to be a Poker Run for all to join into. What happened at the end was unexpected to all but fun and reminder why everyone was their...
SBU Announces 2011-2012 Ambassadors (10/24/11)
SBU Announces 2011-2012 Ambassadors Southwest Baptist University News Release Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications 417-328-1803 / ssmith@sbuniv.edu BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Southwest Baptist University has selected seven students to serve as ambassadors for the 2011-2012 academic year...
Cape Girardeau Girls Youth Basketball League (10/24/11)
Girls Youth Basketball League Signing Up Now The 2012 Girls Youth Basketball League, sponsored by Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation and the Noon Optimist Club, is now accepting teams and individual sign ups. Games will be played on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 7, 2012...
Drilling Wheat in the Hills of New Hamburg, MO (10/24/11)
The fields in Scott County are busy this time of year. St. Lawrence church overlooks the surrounding rolling hills of New Hamburg, MO during wheat planting season.
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