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Community cuisine 01/12/04 (01/12/04)
Breakfast at Oran church to fund mission work A breakfast will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The menu is whole hog sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy. Children 5 and under eat free. Proceeds will be donated to missions...
Cape public library offering language lessons through software (01/12/04)
Patrons with a Cape Girardeau Public Library card can now embark on a new learning path that offers the ability to learn 24 languages, including English as a second language, with unlimited access. Available at the library for less than six months, The Rosetta Stone Language Library program lets people of different needs and backgrounds learn at their own pace...
Community briefs 01/12/04 (01/12/04)
Noon Lions Club donates $2,000 to eye research A donation of $2,000 was made to the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation by the Cape Girardeau Noon Lions Club. Programs benefitting from this donation include free glaucoma detection screening, an amblyopia screening program for Missouri children, eye-care assistance for Missourians without insurance or a means of obtaining eye care and a program that recycles used eyeglasses for transport overseas by humanitarian groups. ...
Girl Scouts celebrate new cookie (01/12/04)
Girl Scouts of Otahki Council's 11-county area recently attended pinata parties in honor of the newest Girl Scout cookie, Pinatas. Activities included games, relay races, celebrations in song and cuisine from Mexico and a pinata contest. Selling cookies annually gives Girl Scouts an opportunity to earn money to purchase and maintain equipment and facilities and enable program activities, special events and projects...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (01/12/04)
9 a.m. today County Administrative building Routine business Local sales tax report for December 2003Action items None Discussion items Housing agreement with Humane SocietyAppointments 10 a.m., Sheriff John Jordan
Military digest 01/12/04 (01/12/04)
Chaffee grad finishes Army combat training Army Pvt. James D. Reischman graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Reischman is the son of Donald and Loraine Reischman of Chaffee, Mo. He is a 2003 graduate of Chaffee High School...
Legion post meets Tuesday (01/12/04)
The next meeting for American Legion Post 158 is 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bingo will be held on the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Veterans Home; the next date is Jan. 27. The Honor Guard will meet the fourth Monday monthly; the next date is Jan. 26. Post representative: Tyler Tankersley, a Jackson High School student, will represent the post in the district oratory contest...
Community Q&A 01/12/04 (01/12/04)
Name: Margaret Cline Harmon. Lives in: Cape Girardeau. Family: Husband, Tom, and a daughter, Tina Havard, in Clinton, La. Job: Senior at Southeast Missouri State University in Historic Preservation...
Survey of social needs complete (01/12/04)
Poverty. Depression. Child abuse. Perhaps not the most common characteristics associated with Cape Girardeau and the surrounding areas, but they're among the critical social issues identified in a recent community assessment. The Cape Area Community Assessment Partnership recently completed its second round of community surveys aimed at analyzing unmet social needs in Cape Girardeau County and Scott City...
Bride show in Cape attracts few grooms (01/12/04)
While hundreds of glowing brides-to-be attended the 12th annual Love and Romance Bridal Show held Sunday at the Plaza Conference Center, only a few men did. One of the men who braved the event was Johnny Gast of Jackson, who joined his fiancee Jennifer Bridges of Tamms, Ill., in browsing the merchants' booths at the show for ideas for their upcoming September wedding...
Luttrell family thankful to generous community after house fire (01/12/04)
Apparently, God is a bowler. That's what 18-year-old Steven Luttrell would tell you. The night his family's home burned, Steven was knocking down pins at Jackson Bowling Lanes with his parents, Randy and Penny Luttrell, and his brother, Michael, 12, and sister, Susanna, 16...
Jackson looking at new sign rules (01/12/04)
Some think temporary signs trash up the town. Others think they're essential for business. The beauty of the beer-on-sale banners or the yellow and black, arrow-pointing marquee signs may be in the eye of the beholder, but the control of such advertising tools is in the hands of the Jackson Board of Aldermen...
Opera house, homeless shelter battle over property (01/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The operator of a St. Louis homeless shelter has warned the city not to try to block his plans to add a shelter downtown next to the Kiel Opera House. The Rev. Larry Rice, a staunch advocate of the poor and homeless, has submitted a plan to transform a federal building, when it becomes vacant in January 2006, into a center for homeless services...
Outlaw artifacts on Australian display (01/12/04)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A brass handle from Jesse James' coffin and photos and other mementos from the outlaw who was gunned down in St. Joseph are on display in Australia. The Jesse James Home in St. Joseph lent the items to the National Museum of Australia for its exhibition, called "Outlawed!" The exhibition, now on display in Canberra, Australia, is touted as a collection of relics from "the world's rebels, revolutionaries and bushrangers."...
Monett lawyer to serve as legal adviser in Iraq (01/12/04)
MONETT, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri lawyer will serve as senior legal adviser in the effort to set up a judicial system in Iraq. Steve Hemphill, 47, of Monett, flew Sunday to Washington, D.C., to begin a journey that was expected to land him in Baghdad by week's end...
Northwest Missouri private jails get prisoners from Iowa (01/12/04)
BETHANY, Mo. (AP) -- Hoping to house prisoners from Iowa, a group of investors plans to build a jail here, just 20 miles north of another private jail. Polk County, Iowa, which is two hours north of here, has 800 prisoners on an average day and a county jail that holds only 550, according to county jail chief Randy Cross. And while private companies can't operate jails in Iowa, Missouri has no state oversight of private jails...
Cooperation easier said than done in Jeff City (01/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There was big talk of cooperation on the legislature's opening day, as Republican leaders offered to work with, instead of against, Democratic Gov. Bob Holden. But putting those words into practice could prove difficult. That's because Holden and Republican legislative leaders seem to have budged little from last year's entrenched battle positions on many issues...
School bus overturns on freeway in St. Louis County (01/12/04)
Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- More than two dozen children were injured Monday when a school bus overturned on Interstate 64 in St. Louis County. Two of the injuries were serious. The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. on westbound I-64 near the intersection with Interstate 270, about 10 miles west of the St. ...
Holden calls for cross-burning crime at MLK celebration (01/12/04)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Bob Holden on Monday urged Missouri lawmakers to pass legislation that would make it a crime to burn a cross to intimidate someone. Holden pushed for such a law while speaking at a central Missouri ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr...
Exhibit traces Lewis, Clark's psychological journey (01/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Seven years ago, the Missouri History Museum embarked on what would be the largest, most ambitious project in its 137-year history. The challenge: Assemble the largest collection of artifacts, documents and other materials from the Lewis and Clark expedition for an exhibit commemorating the 2004 bicentennial of their journey West...
Baker advocated loan program that amassed much of Iraq debt (01/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- Now assigned the task of reducing Iraq's debt, presidential envoy James A. Baker III once gave crucial support for continuing a billion-dollar loan program to Saddam Hussein's government that accounts for most of the money Iraq still owes the United States...
Nation briefs 1/12/04 (01/12/04)
Archbishop O'Malley opposes gay marriage BOSTON -- Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley urged Catholic lawyers on Sunday to oppose gay marriage, saying the institution of marriage and the family are under assault and lawyers need to help protect them. He didn't give specifics on what the lawyers could do to protect marriage and the family. ...
People talk 1/12 (01/12/04)
Novak chose ranching over typecasting LOS ANGELES -- Actress Kim Novak, the blonde bombshell who was a top box office draw in the 1950s, says she stopped acting because she was disillusioned by Hollywood typecasting. She is the subject of a three-day retrospective by American Cinematheque starting Friday. ...
Eight Democrats debate at minority issues forum in Iowa (01/12/04)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Under fire in a campaign debate, Howard Dean conceded grudgingly Sunday night that he never named a black or Latino to his cabinet during nearly 12 years as governor of Vermont. "If you want to lecture people on race, you ought to have the background and track record to do that," Al Sharpton snapped at the Democratic presidential front-runner in an emotionally charged exchange in the final debate before next week's kick-off Iowa caucuses...
Placid Mars lifts spirits of an unquiet world (01/12/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Here on Earth, there is mad cow disease, SARS, war and the threat of terror. Up there in space, 100 million miles from the din of everyday life, a six-wheeled rover called Spirit sits safely on the placid, ancient surface of Mars...
Teachers using Mars to educate, fascinate (01/12/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Teacher Steven Dworetzky's junior high classroom buzzed with activity -- a miniature version of the Mars mission control center at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in nearby Pasadena. Teams of teens huddled over computers, downloading the latest images from the red planet, while other students assembled and programmed a model of one of the Mars rovers using Lego blocks and other materials...
Rover will take extra day to roll (01/12/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA scientists said Sunday they had decided to keep the Spirit rover on its lander for an extra day, putting off its rollout onto the martian landscape until at least late Wednesday. NASA adjusted the robot's schedule based on analysis of photos and data it sent back, they said, and added that another day-long delay is possible. That's not unusual given the complex nature of the mission, they said...
Compound may point way to improve asthma treatment (01/12/04)
WASHINGTON -- Researchers have found a compound that blocks the production of excessive mucus, which could point the way to better treatments for asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and other diseases. Mucus, a thick fluid produced by mucus membranes, moistens and protects areas such as the digestive and nasal canals. Excess production of mucus in diseases such as asthma can block airways...
U.S. troops using Turkey for rotations (01/12/04)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The American military has begun using an air base in southern Turkey for a massive rotation of troops in and out of Iraq, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Sunday in a sign of improved U.S.-Turkish relations. Turkey's granting permission to use its Incirlik air base marks a sharp contrast to last year, when the country -- opposed to the invasion to oust Saddam Hussein -- refused to allow U.S. troops on its territory for the war against its southern neighbor...
Many Israelis feel Sharon has undergone a conversion (01/12/04)
JERUSALEM -- To his critics, Ariel Sharon has not changed: he remains an enemy of Palestinian aspirations and believes in the use of force to hold on to Arab lands. But many Israelis have come to believe the premier has undergone a startling ideological conversion -- one capped last week when he told his hawkish Likud Party that Israel may have to dismantle some of the settlements he helped nurture, and pull back from some of the West Bank and Gaza...
Americas summit starts off with deep divisions (01/12/04)
MONTERREY, Mexico -- Latin American nations butted heads with the United States on Sunday as they prepared for a major regional summit, arguing over whether to isolate corrupt countries and whether to set a date for a contentious free trade accord. Government ministers, working until nearly dawn Sunday, couldn't agree on several points of a draft document that will be debated today and Tuesday by leaders of the 34 members of the Organization of American States...
Israel met secretly with Syria last year (01/12/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israel had secret contacts with Syria several months ago -- well before recent Syrian overtures -- but they broke down after word of the meetings leaked out, Israel's foreign minister said Sunday. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he was ready to open negotiations if Syria "stops helping terror."...
British troops pelted by rocks amid protest (01/12/04)
AMARAH, Iraq -- Impatience with Iraq's occupying forces boiled over Sunday as unemployed Iraqis pelted British troops with stones. In the southern city of Amarah, waves of protesters -- some armed with sticks and shovels -- rushed British troops guarding the city hall, a day after clashes here killed six protesters and wounded at least 11...
Neighbors to the north irked by U.S. finger pointing (01/12/04)
LETHBRIDGE, Alberta -- In the heart of Canada's cattle country, ranchers feel a bond with their American colleagues, one built on a century of trade. "My area was settled by Texans and Texan cattle, and cattle have been moving back and forth ever since," said rancher Neil Jahnke, who runs 1,200 head near Gouldtown, in southwest Saskatchewan...
Iraq announces details of uprooting Baathists (01/12/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq explained Sunday how it will weed out members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party from government jobs, with the senior politician in charge of the purge saying 28,000 have already been ousted and a similar number was expected to follow...
World briefs 1/12/04 (01/12/04)
Search for clues continues at bombed Indonesia cafe JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Forensic crews picked through debris Sunday after the bombing of a karaoke bar on Indonesia's Sulawesi island that killed four people and wounded three. The blast -- the latest explosion to hit the world's most populous Muslim nation -- occurred Saturday night in the town of Palopo in South Sulawesi province, deputy local police chief Maj. ...
China may have third SARS patient (01/12/04)
BEIJING -- Medical investigators scrutinized an apartment complex's sewage, water and garbage systems Sunday, trying to track down the source of China's first SARS case of the season, even as reports of another suspected victim emerged. Meanwhile, the province of Guangdong, where the confirmed and the suspected cases are all located, turned its attention from the slaughter of civet cats -- a wild animal that is eaten as a local delicacy but is thought to be a means of transmitting SARS -- to eradicating a more reviled form of vermin: rats.. ...
Delta girls favored in tourney (01/12/04)
While the high school basketball season still has more than a month left in it, seven girls basketball teams will fight for the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament crown starting today in Chaffee. Delta is the top seed and is coming off a tournament win at the Delta New Year's tournament. The Bobcats (9-1) will have a first-round bye and will play the winner of Wednesday's game between No. 4 Scott County Central and No. 5 Scott City...
Colts gallop over Chiefs (01/12/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- He's been unstoppable -- and Peyton Manning knows it. "I am hot right now, we're hot as an offense," Manning said Sunday after picking apart the Kansas City Chiefs with 304 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-31 victory that put the Indianapolis Colts into the AFC title game...
Appleby wins season opener (01/12/04)
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Stuart Appleby had every reason to be concerned. Five shots ahead with five holes to play Sunday in the Mercedes Championships, Appleby started playing it safe as Vijay Singh began pouring in birdies. Momentum was on the side of the big Fijian, only Appleby never flinched...
Questions abound for Rams after loss (01/12/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams face an offseason filled with questions and doubt -- all created by their double-overtime playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. Questions abound: Who will be the team's quarterback? Why did a defensive line loaded with No. 1 picks fail to stop the run all season? Has coach Mike Martz, once a bold offensive innovator, become too cautious? Has the window of opportunity closed on a team that went to 2000 and 2002 Super Bowls?...
McNabb saves the day for Eagles with late rally (01/12/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- As the clock ticked down in regulation, Donovan McNabb saved Philadelphia's season -- and a city's psyche. And with one desperation heave, Brett Favre threw away Green Bay's chance at another Super Bowl. In a battle of two the NFL's elite quarterbacks, McNabb and the Eagles prevailed 20-17 in overtime, as Brian Dawkins' interception of a high Favre heave set up David Akers' winning field goal...
This is one vote Rose wouldn't get (01/12/04)
Of course I'm not an official voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame, so I don't get to make these kinds of decisions. I can't even vote for the city council for another three months. If I could, though, this is one vote Pete Rose wouldn't get. Don't get me wrong. Last year I would have driven Rose to Cooperstown myself if only he would have given baseball a penitent confession, but the timing of his admission comes across as an act of desperation instead of contrition...
Identity theft can happen -- it did to me (01/12/04)
I haven't been feeling like myself lately. I've co-signed a $9,000 student loan for a person I don't know. I've had conversations with people that I don't remember having and I've ordered things on the Internet that I never would have ordered...
Behind digital eyes (01/12/04)
TORONTO -- When you first meet Steve Mann, it seems as if you've interrupted him appraising diamonds or doing some sort of specialized welding. Because the first thing you notice is the plastic frame that comes around his right ear and holds a lens over his right eye...
Area clubs have trouble finding meeting space (01/12/04)
When it was announced that the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau would be torn down last fall, it sent four civic clubs that had been meeting there for years scurrying to find a new place to meet -- a task complicated by the fact that they needed a place that would serve them a meal as well...
Tough tactics give music industry new sales hope (01/12/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Richard Warner and his family have spent thousands of dollars over the years on music, buying more than 500 CDs and 700 vinyl albums. Now Warner is surrendering $4,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit -- the price of his 17-year-old daughter's habit of downloading music for free...
Darrol Dowdy (01/12/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Darrol Dowdy, 64, of Dexter died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Oct. 17, 1939, at Dexter, son of Danzil and Pauline Lawrence Dowdy. He and Elaine Jordan were married on Feb. 15, 1959, at Broseley, Mo...
Mildred Holshouser (01/12/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mildred L. Holshouser, 93, of Shelbyville, Ill., formerly of Hillsboro, Ill., and Anna, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville. She was born Aug. 29, 1910, at Cobden, Ill., daughter of Jacob and Josephine Owen Hunsaker. She and George Dick were married on June 21, 1930. He died Aug. 28, 1970. She married Harold Holshouser on April 6, 1975. He died Oct. 26, 1988...
Charles Grojean (01/12/04)
Charles "Charlie" W. Grojean, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
F.M. Scherer (01/12/04)
F.M. Scherer, 82, of Scott City died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 6, 1921, at Fornfelt, Mo., son of Fridolin and Clara Enderle Scherer. He and Ruby Roth were married Feb. 18, 1950, at Fornfelt...
Imon Goins (01/12/04)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Imon Eugene "Jinker" Goins, 63, of Villa Ridge died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. He was born May 16, 1940, son of the late Imon and Hattie Mae VanMeter Goins. Goins was a Navy veteran and retired carpenter...
Sondra Deimund (01/12/04)
Sondra K. Deimund, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 16, 1942, at Cape Girar-deau, daughter of the late Clarence and Eleanor Pittman Loos. Deimund was a nurses aid at the Lutheran Home for 13 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Ladies Guild at the church, the Missouri Extension Homemaker Association and the Bridge Club. She was also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/12/04 (01/12/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Friday to the following item: At 6 p.m., a citizen assist at 3019 Aspen. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 3:06 a.m., an alarm sounding at 3892 Bloomfield. At 2:55 a.m., a request for medical assistance at 911 Ranney...
Cape man in jail on suspicion of Pacific Street house burglary (01/12/04)
A Cape Girardeau man is in jail on $100,000 bond for suspicion of burglarizing a home on Pacific Street early Sunday morning, according to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Swingle requested and received the high bond from Judge William Syler Jr. because Benjamin E. Bird Sr., 49, has nine felony convictions for theft-related offenses between 1972 and 2000...
Cape police report 1/12/04 (01/12/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property Damage Troy Gene Smith, 19, 1524 Bloomfield, Cape Girardeau, was issued a summons Sunday for suspicion of property damage and littering...
Out of the past 1/12/04 (01/12/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 12, 1994 Southeast Missouri State University has 7,396 students enrolled this spring semester, down 44, or 1 percent, from this time year ago, according to school officials. Mike Kasten, Jackson area rancher and businessman, says he will file as Republican candidate for presiding commissioner of Cape Girardeau County...
House Democrats list goals (01/12/04)
By Rick Johnson Last week marked the beginning of the 2004 session of the Missouri Legislature. Opening day is always an exciting time with all the fanfare and anticipation that comes with the start of a new year. It is also the day when Missourians get to hear what they can expect from their elected officials...
Unneighborly system (01/12/04)
The (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gazette As debate continues over the government's proposed border-crossing program, one aspect of the current policy deserves closer scrutiny: different treatment of our neighbors. ... Guests from Canada ... are allowed to remain in the United States for up to six months without any visa. ...
Protect your identity (01/12/04)
With just a few bits of information and the click of a computer mouse, a thief can steal part of your life. It's certainly not a new crime, but identity theft is beginning to appear more frequently in Southeast Missouri. Cape Girardeau and Jackson police each receive about 20 reports of such theft each year. More than 27 million Americans are victims of identity theft, according to a survey by the Federal Trade Commission...
City's decisions leave bad taste for some voters (01/12/04)
To the editor: I have found it increasingly difficult to put any confidence in our city leaders, given their history of poor decision making and lack of leadership. They continue to run the city as they please while trying to make it sound like they have the voters' concerns at heart...
Some churches use money wisely and are growing (01/12/04)
To the editor: In response to the Speak Out comment "Expensive churches": I cannot speak for other churches, but I know for a fact that our church is a good steward of its money. Money is budgeted for helping families not only in our church, but also needy families in our community. ...
Bar owners have made extra effort to provide safety (01/12/04)
To the editor: As a musician and disc jockey who has performed in most of the clubs and bars in this area, I understand the responsibility of the owner as well as the employed security to provide safety. The places that have the most problems with incidents of violence are also the places that are ill-prepared for the crowd they are trying to draw. ...
Tourney success - Ross deserves most of credit (01/12/04)
To the editor: The recently completed 10th annual indoor soccer tournament was another rousing success. Players, coaches, parents and fans continue to be treated to a high-level, regionally recognized soccer tournament. Ten years is a long time. Imagine how many players and fans have gone through the turnstiles. ...
Speak Out 01/12/04 (01/12/04)
City needs an oasis THE OSAGE Community Centre is the pearl of the city. But it's not the responsibility of municipal taxpayers to fund recreational complexes and activities. Many cities do, and this is what draws people to these cities. An assessment needs to be made of which parks aren't being used. Maybe one or two could be closed. It is wise for the city to have some oases in this city for people to go and relax and enjoy or physically exercise and keep fit...
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