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Stories from Monday, November 5, 2012

Highway 177 in Cape County reduced for pavement repairs (11/05/12)
Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane from Route W to Route V as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will begin today and continue through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Mo.'s sex offender registry too far-reaching, some say (11/05/12)
As a newly elected sheriff in 1995, John Jordan liked the idea that was then in its infancy -- a public registry of the "worst of the worst" sex offenders. By Jordan's estimation, such a public listing of convicted rapists, child molesters and perpetrators of other violent sexual offenses could only help potential victims and their families stand guard against attack of what seemed to be a growing number of would-be predators...
Area agencies struggle to help residents with utility bills (11/05/12)
As winter approaches in Southeast Missouri, it's possible that many have already considered the preparation that goes with it, getting an early buy on snow shovels and the salt used to melt icy sidewalks. But as temperatures dip lower, also on the minds of area residents may be the costs of electricity and natural gas bills they use to stay warm during the season...
Prayer Service for America to encourage healing after election's divisiveness (11/05/12)
As a divisive 2012 election season draws to a close Tuesday, memories of the hard-fought campaign will undoubtedly linger in the minds of voters, whether or not their candidate won a particular race. It will be a time of jubilation for some and acceptance for others...
More than 200 gather to help fight hunger with Empty Bowls (11/05/12)
About 225 people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau in support of the seventh annual Empty Bowls Banquet. The dinner is one of the major fundraisers for the Salvation Army's community meals programs. The event is the result of a year of involvement on the part of community members to fight local hunger. ...
5 Things to Know for Tuesday's Missouri elections (11/05/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As Missouri voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they will be casting ballots in the several races ranging from president to U.S. Senate, governor and Congress. Here are five things to know about Election Day in Missouri: Polls in Missouri will be open from 6 a.m. ...
Missouri deer hunter bags mystery coyote-type animal (11/05/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It could take up to six months before conservation agents figure out what a Missouri hunter shot when he thought he was bagging an unusually large coyote. The man -- who asked officials not to disclose his identity -- was hunting for deer Tuesday at Franklin Island Conservation Area when the animal came into range...
St. Louis seeks best ideas for vacant land (11/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis has too many vacant lots and no solid plans for what to do with them, so city hall and Washington University are teaming up for a contest aimed at enlisting the public's help in solving the dilemma. The "Sustainable Land Lab" contest will hand over four vacant lots in north St. ...
Mo. gov. candidate Spence urges straight GOP vote (11/05/12)
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial challenger Dave Spence is urging supporters of presidential candidate Mitt Romney to keep checking the Republican box as they move down the ballot. At a campaign event Monday in St. Peters, Spence says he's believes a "groundswell of conservative voters" will turn out for Tuesday's election...
Mo. Gov. Nixon touts veterans, business issues (11/05/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is highlighting his work on veterans and business issues as he makes a final campaign swing before the election. Nixon was joined Monday at a Columbia diner by Democratic secretary of state candidate Jason Kander, a former Army intelligence officer who served in Afghanistan. Nixon highlighted several programs for military personnel, including a job-placement effort that he says has helped find work for 3,700 returning veterans...
Army: No health risk from secret St. Louis testing (11/05/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An Army investigation into secret chemical testing in impoverished areas of St. Louis during the Cold War era has corroborated three previous studies that the testing posed no health risk to those who lived in the areas, according to a letter from a top Army official...
Final 10-mile trek for space shuttle Atlantis (11/05/12)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Accompanied by a fleet of astronauts spanning NASA's entire existence, Atlantis made a slow, solemn journey to retirement Friday, the last space shuttle to orbit the world and the last to leave NASA's nest. Atlantis reached its new home at the Kennedy Space Center's main tourist stop close to sundown, after a one-way road trip that spanned nearly 12 hours...
Cold weather, new storm add to misery of superstorm victims (11/05/12)
NEW YORK -- Shivering victims of superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region -- and another powerful storm forecast for the middle of the week -- added to their misfortunes and deepened the gloom...
Today in History (11/05/12)
Today is Monday, Nov. 5, the 310th day of 2012. There are 56 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 1912, Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected president, defeating Progressive Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt, incumbent Republican William Howard Taft and Socialist Eugene V. Debs...
Palestinian leader violates taboo on refugees (11/05/12)
JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian president has set off a strident debate by shattering a once-inviolable taboo, publicly suggesting his people would have to relinquish claims to ancestral homes in Israel. Mahmoud Abbas' comments on the refugee issue, made in an interview on Israeli TV over the weekend, triggered hot responses from Palestinians and Israelis alike...
High football district previews: Central, Jackson to play for district titles (11/05/12)
(2) Rockwood Summit (7-3) at (1) Jackson (7-2) Last week: Rockwood Summit 34, Fox 0; Jackson 54, Vianney 14 Last year: Rockwood Summit 66, Jackson 0 Outlook: Jackson can claim its first district title since the 2007 season with a win at home tonight...
Southeast women's basketball team wins exhibition contest (11/05/12)
Southeast rallies for 68-62 exhibition victory against Southern Indiana
Tennessee-Martin wins OVC soccer tournament (11/05/12)
The Tennessee-Martin women's soccer team repeated as Ohio Valley Conference tournament champion Sunday with a 2-0 win over Austin Peay. Top-seeded UTM, the tournament host, earned the OVC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Skyhawks scored both goals Sunday in the game's final 20 minutes to knock off second-seeded Austin Peay...
Southeast MIssouri State men's basketball team will play final exhibition (11/05/12)
The Redhawks basketball team will host Truman State before playing Kansas on Friday
Southeast basketball seasons get real Friday (11/05/12)
Southeast Missouri State basketball teams have put in weeks of practice. They've tuned up with exhibition games and scrimmages. Now it's just about time to get things going for real. Both Southeast squads tip off the 2012-13 season Friday, the men at Kansas and the women at home against Wright State...
How to protect skin during the winter, and what products really do the trick (11/05/12)
While crisp, cool weather may leave a healthy-looking rosy glow on cheeks, colder seasons can be harsh on skin. Extreme changes and inclement weather during the fall and winter can leave skin dry, chapped and cracked. Itching and dryness are, without question, the biggest concerns among senior patients, says Dr. Charles Moon of Advanced Dermatology in Cape Girardeau...
Election 2012: A guide to making your vote count (11/05/12)
USA Today poll indicates more than 3.2 million Americans with disabilities feel "sidelined" on Election Day, and voter turnout is 11 percent lower among people with disabilities than with those who are not disabled. "There has been, historically, a motivation gap by eligible voters with disabilities due to social isolation and a total disinterest in politics," says Miki Gudermuth, executive director of the SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence. ...
Betty Glastetter is well-known for her handmade doll clothes (11/05/12)
What started out as a hobby has turned into quite a booming business for Betty Glastetter of Oran, Mo. Glastetter, who is 73, worked as a sewing machine operator for Thorngate in Chaffee, Mo., for more than 24 years. "I'd probably still be there if they hadn't closed down," says Glastetter...
Get a jump-start on holiday shopping at four local arts and crafts shows (11/05/12)
Black Friday is traditionally thought of as the start of the Christmas shopping season, but savvy shoppers have a chance to cross a lot of gifts off their list the weekend before Thanksgiving. On Nov. 17 and 18, Cape Girardeau will be home to arts and craft fairs featuring hundreds of vendors, offering everything from handmade jewelry to home goods and homemade jellies...
George Lucas plans ‘little personal films' in future (11/05/12)
NEW YORK -- George Lucas is done with "Star Wars," but not with filmmaking. The "Star Wars" creator says he still plans to make his "own little personal films." Lucas spoke Friday night while attending Ebony magazine's Power 100 Gala, days after announcing the sale of his storied Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. The deal would allow for more "Star Wars" films. While Lucas will be a creative consultant, longtime collaborator Kathleen Kennedy will be in control...
Scion, Lexus and Toyota lead the automotive brands in latest Consumer Reports survey (11/05/12)
DETROIT -- And the winner is ... Japan. Japanese brands took the top seven spots in Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings, pushing aside their U.S. and European rivals. Toyota Motor Corp.'s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots and the Toyota Prius C, a subcompact hybrid, got the best overall score. Mazda, Subaru, Honda and Acura were close behind...
Apple Creek Vineyard & Winery opening this weekend (11/05/12)
Apple Creek Vineyard & Winery will open Saturday in conjunction with the Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail "A Taste of the Holiday Wine Trail Event." The winery, owned by Doug and Pat Hunt along with Matt and Shellie Gamel, is in North Cape County, 2.8 miles west of Old Appleton at exit 117 off Interstate 55...
People on the Move 11/05/12 (11/05/12)
Dr. Nicole Allcock, director of pharmacy for SoutheastHEALTH, has received the 2012 Health System Pharmacy Alumni Service Award from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City school of pharmacy. ...
Sue Bond (11/05/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Janet "Sue" Bond, 66, of Benton died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1946, the daughter of Harry Russell and Emma Josephine Reams Clark Sr. She and Donald Ray Bond were married Sept. 2, 1989 at Truman, Ark...
Bob St. Clair (11/05/12)
Robert Hugh "Bob" St. Clair, 82, of Pine Bluff, Ark., formerly of Scott City, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Fornfelt, to John Grover and Pearl Ennis St. Clair. He moved to Pine Bluff, where he graduated from Pine Bluff High School...
Russell Smith (11/05/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Russell Smith, 64, of Olive Branch died Sunday at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Births 11/5/12 (11/05/12)
Son to Carrie Marie Vermillion of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Name, Dominic Gunner-Lee. Weight, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Ms. Vermillion is the daughter of Tracy Vermillion and Scotty Vermillion of Scott City...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/5/12 (11/05/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 11/5/12 (11/05/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Out of the past 11/5/12 (11/05/12)
A measure to extend the restaurant gross receipts tax to include convenience stores and other businesses currently not paying the tax is being consider by city officials; a number of restaurant owners have complained that convenience stores and ice cream parlors aren't required to pay the tax...
Terrorism too close to home (11/05/12)
Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University were briefly placed in the national spotlight in a way that could have been the stuff of nightmares when a young man from Bangladesh was arrested in October for attempting to detonate a 1,000-pound car bomb in New York City...
Speak Out 11/5/12 (11/05/12)
To pet lovers: Do not let your cat or dog chew on cardboard boxes from China or any other foreign country. China is notorious for using paint on toys or anything else that has lead. My cat went blind because he chewed on a box that was from China that had lead paint in it. He is totally blind now. It is my fault; I had no idea...
Prayer 11/5/12 (11/05/12)
O Lord Jesus, may our country turn to you and seek your will. Amen.
Register Now: 2013 Girls Youth Basketball League (11/05/12)
Sign up now for the 2013 Girls Youth Basketball League, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and the Noon Optimist Club. Team and individual registration is ongoing through Nov. 9. The league will have four divisions; 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, and 7-8 grade. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning on Jan. 5...
Sponsors needed for abandoned kittens (11/05/12)
Sponsors needed for abandoned kittens By LINDA REDEFFER Banner Press While dumping unwanted animals out in the country is one of the most inhumane things anyone can do, it's probably the good fortune of 11 kittens and three mother cats that they were dumped where they were...
District Honor Orchestra members selected (11/05/12)
Thirty eight Cape Central Orchestra members recently earned membership in the Southeast Missouri District Honor Orchestra after auditioning October 16. The select orchestra will present a concert at Sikeston High School Fieldhouse on Friday, November 16, at 6:00 PM. ...
Pretty Boy Maxx! (11/05/12)
Maxx(Chorkie Breed) getting his picture took.
Dorthy and The "Wicked" Witch (11/05/12)
These two are so funny!!! My Granddaughter tells me she is jealous of Trinity and Trinity is jealous of her!!! They both would prefer to be right at my side!!!! Both of these girls looked great in their halloween costumes!
Fall fun (11/05/12)
Kaylin Thurman helped Maw Maw Freund rake leaves then had fun playing in them.
Zachary's first deer (11/05/12)
Zachary Thurman, age 12 shot this 7 point buck while hunting with Paw Paw Freund on Sunday, November 4th.
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