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Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (02/16/04)
7 p.m. Tuesday City hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance amending the city code regarding fireworks. An ordinance approving the record plat of McLane Outlot No. 1 Subdivision at Route K and Broadview...
Community briefs 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
Counseling foundation holding fund raiser The 11th annual doctor/ lawyer basketball showdown will be at 8 p.m. March 5 at the Notre Dame Regional High School gym. Proceeds benefit the Community Counseling Center Foundation, a private, nonprofit comprehensive mental health-care center providing services to children, adults and families. For more information, call Kelly Morton at 651-6296, Linda Puchbauer at 204-8448 or Larry Essner at 334-1100...
Kage FCE Club celebrates 60th (02/16/04)
Kage FCE Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary Representatives from various Cape County FCE (family and community education) Clubs joing the members of Kage FCE Club in celebration of their 60th anniversary. The reception was held at the County Extension Center in Jackson...
Community Q&A 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
Name: Tiffany Parker Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: I am married. My husband is Michael Parker, and I have two children, Adam, 14 and Derek, 12. Job: I teach at Southeast Missouri State University in the Department of Social Work. ...
Community cuisine 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
Chili, chicken noodle soup on menu in Kelso A chili/chicken noodle soup supper will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Augustine School gym in Kelso, Mo. Fish dinners to be served at Scott City Knights hall Lenten fish fry dinners will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and again Feb. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Upper Hall in Scott City...
Woman marks 90th with motorcycle ride (02/16/04)
For Iva A. Wilkinson of Scott City, a 90th birthday wish came true. Six months before her Dec. 23 birthday, she said she wanted a motorcyle ride. Her family thought the request surprising because Wilkinson had never even learned how to ride a bicycle...
Military digest 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
Reserve private finishes basic combat training Army Reserve Pvt. Vanna A. Mouser has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Pamela and Timothy Mahoney of McClure, Ill., and is a 2003 graduate of Shawnee Junior Senior High School, Wolf Lake, Ill...
Lessons in expression (02/16/04)
From the moment she picked up a violin bow four years ago, Kari Bragg knew. From the first time she watched a live performance of "Cats" at age 9, Catherine Moreton knew. Maybe it's the adrenaline rush of being on stage, or maybe it's the self-expression that music and acting allow. Either way, the two 16-year-old Central High School students knew at a young age that they were destined to perform...
Davis lecturer says U.S. in new season (02/16/04)
Diversity is the country's new season, said one man who has experienced many political and social seasons over the last seven decades. Public relations executive Ofield Dukes, of the Washington, D.C.-based Ofield Dukes and Associates, spoke to more than 300 people at Southeast Missouri State University's Michael Davis Lecture Sunday night. The annual lecture is held in memory of Southeast mass communication student Michael Davis, who died 10 years ago as a result of a hazing incident...
Cape may temporarily ban clubs operating after hours (02/16/04)
Cape Girardeau city officials want to place a six-month moratorium on after-hours clubs while they decide how best to regulate the clubs. The suggested moratorium comes in the wake of neighborhood complaints surrounding the Taste, an after-hours club that opened last October and shut down shortly after a fatal shooting outside the club on New Year's Day...
Saturday crash injures one (02/16/04)
Two vehicles collided late Saturday evening on Interstate 55 at exit 105. Michael Grant, 18, of Perryville was the southbound driver of a 1996 Chevrolet. The Missouri Highway Patrol said he failed to obey an electric signal and pulled into the path of a northbound 2001 Ford, driven by Wayne Saupe, 24, of Jackson. Grant was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center...
Mississippi County town grapples with drug problem (02/16/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- With just 4,700 residents, Charleston grappled with an undercurrent of drug activity that police chief Paul Johnson deemed intolerable. Since May 2002, Johnson pledged a crackdown and hasn't disappointed. A dragnet last summer produced 103 arrests, and an additional 45 came last week...
Bill in House would require teaching of 'intelligent design' (02/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Where did we come from? The question that has perplexed humankind for centuries is coming soon to a Statehouse near you. A bill introduced in the Missouri House would require that the theory of "intelligent design" -- a not-quite-biblical theory of creation -- be given equal treatment as Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in sciences classes...
Telephone firms push for end of price rules (02/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With cell phone towers sprouting across Missouri's hills and plains, it's now possible for customers to disconnect their traditional, wire-based telephones and rely entirely on cell phones. In some parts of the state, customers can even get phone service over their cable television connections. And coming soon could be a telephone-like voice service over the Internet...
Most distant known object in universe discovered (02/16/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- In a discovery that offers a rare glimpse back to when the universe was just 750 million years old, a team of astrophysicists said Sunday they have detected a tiny galaxy that is the farthest known object from Earth. "We are confident it is the most distant known object," California Institute of Technology astronomer Richard Ellis said of the galaxy, which lies roughly 13 billion light-years from Earth...
Debt-ridden Calif. faces $15 billion question (02/16/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California is quickly running out of cash and bracing for acute financial pain following three years of political procrastination and budget bungling. Now voters must decide if it makes more sense to approve a $15 billion bailout bond that might extend the misery for a decade or more, or suffer it more intensely through temporary tax increases and deep spending cuts...
President opens prestigious NASCAR race (02/16/04)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- President Bush throttled up his re-election campaign Sunday by donning a racing jacket and opening the Daytona 500, NASCAR's most prestigious event in a sport that draws a prized voter profile. "Gentlemen, start your engines!" Bush said, squinting up from pit road to the grandstands, where some 180,000 fans roared. They were promptly drowned out by the scream of stock car engines roaring to life...
Scandals rock New York firefighters' golden image (02/16/04)
NEW YORK -- It was a love affair born of tragedy. For more than two years after the World Trade Center attack, New York City firefighters could do no wrong. New Yorkers flooded their heroes with homemade cookies and cash donations, gave them rousing ovations in restaurants, even blockaded neighborhood firehouses the city wanted to close...
Nation briefs 2/16/04 (02/16/04)
Tests link latest bullet to series of Ohio shootings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ballistics testing has confirmed that a shot fired at an SUV on a busy highway was the 24th in a series of highway shootings in the Columbus area, investigators said Sunday. The bullet recovered from the sport utility vehicle that was struck Saturday on Interstate 70 matches eight others recovered during the investigation. ...
Gas prices climb at the local pump (02/16/04)
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Retail gasoline prices continue to climb at the nation's pumps, rising more than 17 cents a gallon since late December, according to a study released Sunday. Gas prices for all grades rose 3.61 cents in the past weeks to a national average of $1.68 per gallon, according to the Lundberg Survey of 8,000 stations...
Researchers say three cloned mules are healthy, normal (02/16/04)
SEATTLE -- Three young mules who are the first members of the horse family to be cloned are all healthy, normal and energetically enjoying life, say researchers who put them on display here Sunday. Idaho Gem, born May 4, 2003, was the first successful cloning of an equine. He was followed by siblings Utah Pioneer on June 9 and Idaho Star on July 27. The clonings were a project of the Northwest Equine Reproduction Laboratory at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho...
Iraq, Bush, Vietnam on agenda at debate (02/16/04)
John Kerry accused President Bush of repeating Vietnam-era mistakes in Iraq and pledged on Sunday to combat Republican attacks while rivals Howard Dean and John Edwards faced pressure to cede the nomination to the Democratic front-runner. Looking ahead to a matchup with President Bush, Kerry said during a Wisconsin debate, "I'm prepared to stand up to any attack they come at me with. I'm ready for what they throw at me."...
Polls - Both Kerry, Edwards attractive to voters (02/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- Many of John Kerry's supporters vote with their heads; many of John Edwards' supporters vote with their hearts. The leading Democratic presidential candidates personally are popular with voters, polls suggest, but their differing styles and backgrounds are attracting voters whose priorities contrast...
Almost everything covered in bacteria that go unstudied (02/16/04)
SEATTLE -- That soap scum that forms on the shower curtain? It's really a biofilm loaded with more than a billion bacteria per cubic inch. The moving belt on an escalator? When you put your hand there, you're dipping into a puddle of bacteria left by all those who went before...
Top aides say Dean prepared to stand down (02/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- Howard Dean is preparing to abandon his race for the Democratic presidential nomination if he loses Wisconsin's primary, several advisers said Sunday, despite the candidate's assertions to the contrary. Steve Grossman, national chairman of Dean's campaign, said the former Vermont governor will seek to convert his grass-roots network into a movement that helps expand the party and elect the Democratic nominee -- "and, obviously, that looks likely to be John Kerry."...
Bush reversed course on polluting gas additive (02/16/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration quietly shelved a proposal to ban a gasoline additive that contaminates drinking water in many communities, helping an industry that has donated more than $1 million Republicans. The Environmental Protection Agency's decision had its origin in the early days of President Bush's tenure when his administration decided not to move ahead with a Clinton-era regulatory effort to ban the clean-air additive MBTE...
Palestinian Authority sells stake in cell phone company (02/16/04)
JERUSALEM -- The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority has sold its stake in the local cellular phone company to help pay salaries of government employees, a top official said Sunday. The Palestinian Authority turned over its 35 percent share in the Jawal phone service to Paltel, which runs the cellular phone monopoly, in exchange for $43 million, Palestinian Economics Minister Maher Masri said...
Iraq's neighbors vow to not meddle (02/16/04)
KUWAIT CITY -- Iraq's neighbors pledged Sunday not to meddle in Iraqi affairs but urged U.S.-led coalition forces to fulfill their duty in providing security there. Foreign ministers from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait, Syria plus politically influential Egypt wrapped up a two-day meeting at a luxury hotel in the Kuwaiti capital Sunday about the repercussions of developments in Iraq on their region...
World briefs 2/16/04 (02/16/04)
U.S. troops arrive at navy base in the Philippines SUBIC, Philippines -- A contingent of 700 U.S. Marines disembarked Sunday at the site of a former American naval base to take part in combat exercises intended to help the Philippines fight Muslim and communist insurgencies and guard against terror attacks. ...
Mideast digs out from under rare snowstorm; one killed (02/16/04)
AMMAN, Jordan -- A rare storm dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of the Middle East, breaking power lines in Lebanon, collapsing a wall at a holy site in Israel and delaying talks between Israelis and Palestinians. At least one person was killed...
U.S. finds it hard to assess who's behind Iraq attacks (02/16/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The capture of dozens of guerrilla leaders has left the U.S. military with a murky picture of a shadowy resistance here, with American and Iraqi officials divided about whether Iraqis or foreign fighters are responsible for recent attacks...
Haitian opposition masses for anti-Aristide demonstration (02/16/04)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Defying government loyalists, hundreds of activists demonstrated against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Sunday as exiled paramilitary forces joined rebels in a bloody uprising that has killed some 50 people. Shouting "Down with Aristide!" members of a broad opposition alliance known as the Democratic Platform massed for the demonstration in Port-au-Prince, saying they didn't support violence but shared the same goal as the rebels -- ousting the embattled president.. ...
Stepping to the front (02/16/04)
Jackson senior Ashley Bartels has been a regular on the girls varsity basketball team for four years. And while she has made her share of big plays during her career, it hadn't been until this season that she became the focal point of the team. After the Indians lost star Jenna Leet and fellow seniors Whitney Werner and Jessie Koeper following last year's final four run, the team needed someone to step up production-wise. ...
Large schools play final games before district tournaments (02/16/04)
While today marks the beginning of the final week for Class 5 and Class 4 basketball teams, schools around the area still have plenty to play for. Jackson's boys basketball team nailed down its 20th win on Friday and will look to match its highest win total since 1998 with win No. 21 on Tuesday. With two more wins, the Indians can match their highest total since 1993, when Jackson finished 22-4. Jackson, 8-0 at home, will host Kelly on Tuesday...
Otahks rewrite records in win over Centenary (02/16/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics team, already in the midst of its best season in several years, reached new heights Saturday night. Competing in front of their home fans at Houck Field House, the Otahkians set or tied eight school records and established 12 personal bests during a 195.350-192.475 victory over Centenary...
Indians defense feels the pain of Griffin's injury (02/16/04)
On the surface, Southeast Missouri State University's men seemed to make up for the loss of senior center Brandon Griffin Saturday night just fine. Griffin, the Indians' second-leading scorer, leading rebounder and top assist man, suffered a severely sprained ankle in the first four minutes against Tennessee State and spent the rest of the game on the bench...
Local cowgirl wins barrel racing event (02/16/04)
After traveling the country and competing in rodeos every weekend, it's good to finally come home. Of course, it's even better to win at home. Cindy Robbins, a native of Jackson, won the cowgirls barrel racing event with a time of 12.12 seconds on Sunday, the final day of the 16th annual Show Me Center Championship Rodeo...
Father like son at Daytona (02/16/04)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. nearly traded paint with the car ahead of him, snatching the lead at the Daytona 500 with a brash, fearless move. Just like his old man. Earnhardt later drove off the track in front of the main grandstand, spinning in the grass to celebrate his first Daytona 500 victory...
Shaq earns MVP as West prevails in NBA showcase (02/16/04)
LOS ANGELES -- In an All-Star game that was all about dunks, Tim Duncan's made free throw -- a rarity on this evening -- with 2.1 seconds left provided an anticlimactic ending to the NBA's showcase event. In a game featuring 44 dunks and 16 botched free throws -- half of the 32 that were attempted -- the West defeated the East 136-132 Sunday night...
Warner and the Rams should just bag it (02/16/04)
Kurt Warner's time with the St. Louis Rams is almost finished. The grocery-store-bagger-turned-MVP is separating himself from his team by separating his lips. It's not what Warner said about his faith that got him into trouble. It's the fact that he said anything at all. Nobody wants to hear a quarterback complain about the splinters he has in his thighs from riding the pine...
Business memo 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
St. Francis Medical Center wins two awards St. Francis Medical Center was recognized with two awards in The Communicator Awards 2003 Video competition. The Women's HeartAdvantage television commercials received top honors with a Crystal Award of Excellence and the Wound Healing Center's commercials received an Award of Distinction...
People on the move 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
Agent joins Cape real estate firm Rodney Lacy has joined McClanahan Realty in Cape Girardeau. He has 20 years of experience in business and housing and construction. He is a resident of Cape Girardeau and is married with two children. ...
Hobby Lobby expansion will add 10,000 square feet (02/16/04)
When regular Hobby Lobby customer Scott Ferguson pulled into the Cape Girardeau store's parking lot recently, he saw that the main entrance and the windows were all boarded up. "I thought it was closed," Ferguson said. "I thought it was going out of business."...
Takeover talk seen as sign of recovery's strength (02/16/04)
NEW YORK -- Comcast Corp.'s bold proposal to take over Walt Disney Co., following a string of megadeals in the financial, health-care and technology sectors is the latest signal to investors that the nation's economic engines are humming once again...
Rebooting on Mars (02/16/04)
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It's a PC user's nightmare: You're almost done with a lengthy e-mail, or about to finish a report at the office, and the computer crashes for no apparent reason. It tries to restart but never quite finishes booting. Then it crashes again. And again...
Jessy Davis (02/16/04)
Jessy K. Davis, 17, of Perryville died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1987, at St. Louis, son of Tammy A. Williams Davis. Davis was a junior at Perryville High School, where he played Junior Varsity and Varsity Football for the Perryville Pirates...
Velda Winkler (02/16/04)
Velda M. Winkler, 74, of Perryville died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1930, at Perry County, daughter of Clarence T. and Olivia M. Chavaux Pe-caut. She and Linus L. "Buddy" Winkler were married April 19, 1952, at Perryville...
Jimmie Crumley (02/16/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Jimmie M. "Jimbo" Crumley, 69, of Wetaug, Ill., formerly of Elco, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at the Jonesboro Health Care Center at Jonesboro, Ill. He was born Sept. 14, 1934, at Elco, son of Archie Crumley and Hester Meisenheimer Crumley Miller. He married Wynona Crumley...
Catherine Kerby (02/16/04)
Catherine Kerby, 91, formerly of Scott City, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Lawrenceville, Ga., in her daughter's home. She was born June 4, 1912, at Seminole, Okla., daughter of Wesley and Ona Strosnider. She and Galen "Slim" Kerby were married March 25, 1929, at Wewokay, Okla. He died on Aug. 28, 1994...
Franklin Hanner (02/16/04)
Franklin D. Hanner, 70, of Advance, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1934, at Greenbrier, Mo., son of George and Minnie McKee Hanner. He and Marilyn Littleton were married March 7, 1955, at Hernandez, Miss. She died May 21, 1999...
Glen Proctor (02/16/04)
Glen Orville Proctor, 82, of Benton, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 15, 1921, at Ancell, Mo., son of Roy Sterling and Maude Lula Nanny Proctor. He and Marguriete Eli-zabeth Burns were married Jan. 31, 1947, at Benton...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 2/15/04 (02/16/04)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: An emergency medical service on Lilac.Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 8:35 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at William and West Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Sunday:...
Out of the past 2/16/04 (02/16/04)
10 years ago: Feb. 16, 1994 Harry A. Naeter Jr., whose uncles founded the Southeast Missourian and who worked in every department of newspaper from printers' devil to publisher, dies at his home, Boulder Crest; he was 76. After far surpassing previous tonnage records in 1993, Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority has started new year where it left off; in January, net tonnage for port was 30,454, which is third highest single-month total in port's history...
Success, not failure (02/16/04)
Whether it's learning a new skill for a job or just finishing a homework assignment, area students are learning lessons about responsibility through programs that do not add any financial strain. The programs were designed primarily by teachers who had their students' best interests in mind. And it's worth noting that when students benefit, the community reaps rewards as well...
Earthquake scenario is grim (02/16/04)
To the editor: I published a novel in 2003 entitled "Memphis 7.9" based upon material produced by the Center for Earthquake Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. I am saddened that the center closed, for I have concluded that the earthquake danger to the central United States is far higher than most people realize...
Speak Out 02/16/04 (02/16/04)
Ready to serve AS A decorated Navy veteran, I am proud to have been a part of the first Gulf War. I volunteered to serve. It was an honor to serve my country in the capacity which our leaders deemed necessary. I did not have to dodge nor look out for the draft. ...
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