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Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (03/08/04)
9 a.m., Monday Routine business None Action items Request from circuit clerk for two deputies to attend a conference. Discussion items None Appointments None
Concert to benefit Girardot Center (03/08/04)
The Cape Girardeau Junior Optimist Club will sponsor a performance by Bailey Jester and Amy Martin for the benefit of court-committed juveniles who reside at the Girardot Center for Youth and Family. The performance will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations, 615 Bellevue, Cape Girardeau. Call 334-8330 for reservations...
Decades of research go into book that covers early settlers (03/08/04)
"The Niswonger Family of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri" by O.D. "Dave" Niswonger and Esther Gray is a book sponsored by the Niswonger Church of Cape Girardeau County Missouri, Inc. The book represents information gathered for more than 50 years...
Military digest 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Airman now serving in Bahrain after graduation Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Recruit Cassidy M. L'Hote, daughter of Audrey L'Hote of Cape Girardeau and Rick L'Hote of Perryville, Mo., graduated from Navy Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill., in November. ...
Community Q&A 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Name: Dana Hukel Lives in: Dexter, Mo. Family: Spouse, Brian, English teacher and basketball coach; Olivia Grace, daughter, 18 months. Job: Coordinator of St. Francis Medical Center Marketing and Public Relations Account Services. What do you like most about the area? Being close to my family...
Community cuisine 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Dinner to be served at Oran Knights of Columbus An all-you-can-eat dinner will be served from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oran Knights of Columbus hall. The menu includes kettle beef, fried chicken, chicken and dressing, homemade bread, green beans, corn, coleslaw and potatoes. Children under 5 eat free. The event is sponsored by Guardian Angel Church PCCW in Oran...
Early morning shooting in Cairo leaves one dead, two injured (03/08/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- One person is dead and two people injured in a shooting early Sunday morning near Charles' Place, commonly known as the Three Two Club, in Cairo. Dion Cherry, 27, of Pulaski, Ill., received a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported by helicopter to Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. He was pronounced dead at 4:14 a.m. Sunday...
Identity theft bill awaits Holden's OK (03/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For victims of identity theft, getting their affairs back in order can be a hassle. For the victims' creditors, the crime can be financially costly. Legislation awaiting Gov. Bob Holden's signature would substantially toughen criminal penalties for identity theft, with the most serious violations being punishable by life in prison...
First showings of anti-war documentary draw about 100 (03/08/04)
Despite criticism as being disrespectful to American troops, an anti-war documentary has attracted local residents who think the film has proven its point. "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" is being distributed by the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice, a local anti-war group. The film presents arguments that the Bush administration had intentionally given distorted military information to the public in order to garner support for the war...
Weather service planning statewide tornado drill (03/08/04)
Missouri averages 26 tornadoes a year, according to the National Weather Service. In May 2003 alone, 15 tornadoes were reported in the state that caused the deaths of 19 people. To prepare state residents for future tornadoes, the State Emergency Management Agency and the weather service will hold a statewide severe weather drill at 1:30 p.m. March 16...
Leader chosen for MS Walk (03/08/04)
Leading the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk on April 18 at Arena Park will be Cape Girardeau County resident Robin White. Registration begins at noon, and the walk will start at 1 p.m. "I'm so excited to be leading the volunteers for this year's MS walk in Cape Girardeau," White said. "I hope to make this year's walk an even bigger success than last year."...
Cape's pavement plan (03/08/04)
Cape Girardeau motorists can count on seeing orange barrels and construction crews on several city streets this year, including on the street some residents say qualifies as the worst in the city. The city has a dozen road and bridge projects -- in addition to its ongoing asphalt paving program -- on the drawing board for design work and/or construction this year. ...
Community briefs 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Post M meeting at Cape Elks Lodge Cape Girardeau Post M of the Travelers Protection Association will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge. The members-only meeting is scheduled to consider any changes that should be made in the post's bylaws and to elect new officers. A meal will be served, and some Missouri Division officers are expected to attend. Call 335-9308 for more information...
State briefs 3/8/04 (03/08/04)
N.M. governor: Gephardt should be vice president HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Democrat John Kerry should select former rival Dick Gephardt as his running mate, said New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson -- another often-mentioned vice presidential prospect. Campaigning for Democrats in Gephardt's home state, Richardson said the St. ...
University encourages rural teachers (03/08/04)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Lindenwood University, which hasn't raised tuition in three years and already lets farming families trade hogs and steer for an education, is launching a new forgivable loan program for students who agree to teach in rural Missouri...
GOP faces tough fight for black Bush voters (03/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- When John Kerry visited Atlanta's most famous black church last month, parishioners at Ebenezer Baptist had to be nudged back to their pews after hundreds rushed to meet the Democratic front-runner. When President Bush solemnly placed a wreath at the Atlanta grave of Martin Luther King Jr. a few weeks earlier, a low chorus of boos rumbled from protesters across the street...
Iraq war amputees get new life and limbs (03/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- It was dark and drizzly in Baghdad on Nov. 25, and Army Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft was patrolling Highway 5 with two other soldiers. A bomb on the side of the road went off. "I felt like I was being sucked out of the vehicle," Craft said. "The Humvee filled up with black smoke, and I just started yelling and screaming because from my waist down went numb."...
Key West runs out of room for homeless in mangroves (03/08/04)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Hidden in the mangroves trees, about 100 yards from the beaches where tourists sun themselves, homeless Vietnam veteran Dave Stir sits at the camp where he has lived for two years, barefoot and surrounded by empty beer cans. "I really try not to hurt anybody or anything," said the graying 52-year-old, one of dozens of homeless men who call the spot home, sleeping in small tents and keeping their food in plastic crates balanced in mangrove branches...
Nation briefs 3/8/04 (03/08/04)
Drug-coated stents show promise in tiny arteries NEW ORLEANS -- Tiny clogged arteries in the heart that have long bedeviled cardiologists' attempts at repair can now be kept flowing smoothly with new drug-coated stents that have already revolutionized treatment of larger vessels. ...
People talk 3/8/04 (03/08/04)
Metropolitan Opera honors longtime supporting tenor NEW YORK -- He's sung more performances than any solo artist in Metropolitan Opera history, most of them supporting roles that don't merit a solo bow. But on Saturday night, tenor Charles Anthony had the entire house applauding just for him. ...
Rice growers seek edge on sales to Iraq (03/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. rice growers want policy changed to favor food sales to Iraq from countries that supported the war, especially after losing a potential sale to Vietnam, a nation that was not a coalition member. The issue grew more critical Thursday, when the United Nations World Food Program issued a tender for another 152,500 metric tons of rice to be shipped in April and May...
Some gay-rights foes see opportunity amid furor over marriage (03/08/04)
NEW YORK -- Even as they issue dire warnings, many longtime opponents of the gay-rights movement are welcoming the furor over same-sex marriage as a chance to expand the audience for their unfavorable views of homosexuality. Activists in this camp -- clergy, conservative lobbyists, men and women who say they moved away from homosexuality through prayer or therapy -- have been dismayed by gay-rights advances in recent years. ...
Shooting disrupts march by Aristide opponents (03/08/04)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Shots were fired and at least one demonstrator killed Sunday during a march to demand that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide be tried for corruption and killings by armed militants. As crowds gathered in front of the presidential National Palace, witnesses said they saw pro-Aristide militants open fire. The identity of the shooters could not immediately be confirmed...
Militants vow revenge after 14 die during Israeli raid (03/08/04)
BUREIJ REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip -- Israeli troops carried out their deadliest raid in Gaza in 17 months on Sunday, part of a surge of bloodshed ahead of a possible Israeli withdrawal from the coastal strip. Fourteen Palestinians were killed and 81 wounded in more than six hours of fighting on the edge of the Bureij refugee camp...
World briefs 3/8/04 (03/08/04)
Iran wants U.N. to wrap up look into nuclear program TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has taken steps toward reassuring the world its nuclear program is peaceful and wants the U.N. atomic watchdog agency to finish its review, Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Sunday. ...
Top Iraq cleric gives approval to constitution (03/08/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's most powerful cleric signaled to Shiite leaders that he won't object to an interim constitution, clearing the way for the charter to be signed today without changes. The agreement, key to U.S. plans to hand power to Iraqis, comes after talks between Iraqi Governing Council members and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, who had reservations about giving Iraq's Kurdish minority too much power...
Indians strike for two wins (03/08/04)
It wasn't the strongest of opponents, but Southeast Missouri State University's first home action of the season was apparently just what the struggling Indians needed. The Indians dominated Brescia University 6-0 and 8-0 during a Sunday afternoon doubleheader witnessed by more than 450 fans at Capaha Field...
SMS Bears upset SIU in MVC tournament (03/08/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Merrill Andrews scored 16 points and Blake Ahern and Anthony Shavies each added 14 points, leading fifth-seeded Southwest Missouri State to an 80-74 upset of No. 15 and top-seeded Southern Illinois in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinals Sunday...
Final game, final loss (03/08/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 21 Kansas, victimized so many times over the years at the Hearnes Center, spoiled the final game at the 32-year-old building. Freshman reserve David Padgett scored with two seconds left and Wayne Simien had 22 points and seven rebounds in the Jayhawks' 84-82 victory over Missouri on Sunday...
Otahk softball drops pair in Kentucky tournament (03/08/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's softball team lost twice Sunday to finish fourth in the season-opening Western Kentucky Hilltopper Spring Classic in Bowling Green, Ky. The Otahkians (1-3), who split two tournament games on Saturday, lost to Illinois State 9-7 and Belmont 6-3...
Where are they now? (03/08/04)
Where are they now? Jack Boswell, Ormand Beach, Fla.: He retired in 1992 after 30 years with a textbook publishing company, including the position of Southeast regional manager. The Murray State graduate was a coach and teacher in Kentucky before that...
Redbirds remain winless in spring training games (03/08/04)
VIERA, Fla. -- Tony Batista homered and drove in two runs to lead the Montreal Expos past the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Sunday. Five Expos pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts, led by four each from relievers Jeff Farnsworth and Pat Mahomes. Starter Claudio Vargas allowed one hit in three scoreless innings to earn the victory...
Parry's playoff eagle snatches Ford title (03/08/04)
MIAMI -- Craig Parry never saw the ball drop. He didn't need to, either. His watched his 6-iron shot from 176 yards sail through the air and bounce just in front of the 18th hole. He knew it was good. He had no idea how good. It was perfect. Parry's second shot on the par-4 18th rolled into the hole for an eagle Sunday to beat Scott Verplank on the first playoff hole in the Ford Championship at Doral...
Victory puts Blues in playoff picture (03/08/04)
After digging themselves quite a hole, the St. Louis Blues find themselves back in the thick of the playoff race. Petr Cajanek had a goal and two assists and Reinhard Divis made 18 saves, leading the Blues to a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night...
Salukis are good, but not that good (03/08/04)
Our first question this week comes from J. Dearman, who writes, "What's up with Southern Illinois playing better without me? " It was a good run for the Salukis this year, but they're certainly not as good as last year's team or the Sweet 16 team from two years ago...
Sports digest 3/8/04 (03/08/04)
Baseball John Henry Williams, the son of Hall of Famer Ted Williams who pushed to have his father's body frozen, died late Saturday of leukemia in a hospital in Los Angeles, an attorney for Ted Williams' family said. He was 35...
Off! the Top of My Head (03/08/04)
by Chad Armbruster Do you ever get just completely apathetic and withdrawn from all matters concerning yourself and people around you? No, this isn't an advertisement for a new drug of choice whose side effects include (but are not limited to) exuberant vomiting and nose bleeds. ...
The Road Less Traveled (03/08/04)
"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. " - Malcolm X We are being misled. The only problem with it is that we are doing it willingly. We are allowing ourselves to be used and lied to. ...
Wine Festival (03/08/04)
by Jim Obert Bring lawn chairs and blankets Savor the fruits of the vines at Alto Vineyards in the picturesque town of Alto Pass in Southern Illinois. The vineyard is on Highway 127 south of Murphysboro and north of Jonesboro. The annual Spring Wine Festival will be held Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9. On Saturday, Carter & Connelley will provide music from 1-6 p.m. On Sunday, St. Stephen's Blues will entertain from 1-6 p.m...
Screen Time (03/08/04)
by Leroy Grey Man, do I have stuff to apologize about. First, I whine about no "Big Fish" in Cape the week after "Big Fish" debuts in Cape. Then, I joke about "Twisted" being another Ashley Judd thriller, and even Morgan Freeman's showing up again. Morgan Freeman's been a cool actor since "The Electric Company," but how I managed to confuse him with SAMUEL EFFIN JACKSON is beyond me! You know what's on the man's wallet! So, to Mr Samuel Jackson, I apologize...
Game review - Final Fantasy, Crystal Chronicles (03/08/04)
"A deadly miasma has swallowed the land, and it's up to you to hold it at bay! Many dangers lie along your journey, but you need not face them alone. Enlist your friends in a crystal caravan and make your mark together in the Crystal Chronicles!"...
Kizzle Yo Televizzle (03/08/04)
Let's put it into 4th gear to start this thing and address the controversy of the Superbowl. I must say I too was deeply offended and truly upset about it. I cannot believe the audacity of MTV, CBS and whoever else put their stamp of approval on having Aerosmith perform at yet another nationally televised event. ...
The heat was on at Iron Chef Competition (03/08/04)
by Jim Obert The fragrant aromas of New Orleans-style cooking wafted through the air in the University Center lobby on Tuesday, Feb. 24, as two local chefs went head to head - and dish to spicy Cajun dish - in the fourth annual Iron Chef Competition...
'The Passion' soars over $200 million in second weekend (03/08/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" took in $51.4 million in its second weekend to remain the top movie, racing past the $200 million mark in just 12 days. Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released today...
Luther Vandross wins four NAACP Image Awards (03/08/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Soul crooner Luther Vandross won four NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony Saturday that blended politics with a wide range of honors for works by and about people of color. Vandross is recovering from a stroke and was not at Universal Amphitheatre to pick up his prizes for best male artist and his music video, song and album titled "Dance With My Father." The sentimental favorite won four Grammys last month...
Southeast Missourian introduces Tony Rehagen (03/08/04)
Tony Rehagen joined the Southeast Missourian's staff as business editor on March 1 and will be covering the local business, technology and health beat. Rehagen previously worked as a general assignment reporter for the Centralia Fireside Guard and as a freelance writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Organic practices turn out 'green' wine (03/08/04)
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. -- Viticulturist Douglas Price breaks open an owl pellet, the matted brown material regurgitated post-meal by the big-eyed bird, and pulls out a curved strip of bone. "Gopher jaw," he said happily. Bad day for the ex-gopher, good news for Clos du Bois, which like many wineries is trying to subdue vineyard pests without chemicals in a quest for greener wine that is becoming increasingly popular in California...
Business memo 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
MU to hold ag meetings in Sikeston and Cape The Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri will conduct meetings to discuss agriculture marketing and policy with local farmers, farmland owners, financial advisers and others in agribusiness...
People on the move 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Miller passes exam to become hand therapist Shannon Miller has completed the advanced certification exam and standards established by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission to become a certified hand therapist. Miller is one of three certified hand therapists employed at The Hand Center of Orthopedic Associates of Southeast Missouri...
My Daddy's Cheesecake to close its doors March 20 (03/08/04)
At 4:30 on any weekday morning, head baker Mike Davis arrives at La Croix Plaza to start the batter for the 150 to 200 muffins that will fuel still-sleeping patrons. At 6 a.m., owner Wes Kinsey shows up to prep the store for opening. It's a routine they will soon have to break...
Employee background checks go retail (03/08/04)
NEW YORK -- Beyond the gallon jars of mayonnaise and the office furniture, shoppers browsing the aisles at some Sam's Club stores will find something that isn't usually sold at retail -- an employee background check in a box. "Make better hiring decisions," says the package, a little smaller than a box of breakfast cereal. "Conduct background checks quickly and easily!"...
Margie Schneier (03/08/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Margie M. Schneier, 56, of Perryville died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Bellview Valley Nursing Home at Bellview, Mo. She was born Sept. 14, 1947, at Perryville, daughter of Anton James and Mae Lucille Turlin Schneier. Schneier was a former member of the Job Corps and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at Perryville...
Vernon Joggerst (03/08/04)
Vernon J. Joggerst, 50, of Daisy died Saturday, March 6, 2004. He was born Oct. 4, 1953, at Perryville, Mo., son of John and Catherine Huck Joggerst. He and Brenda E. Wolk were married Nov. 16, 1979. Survivors include four sons, Jeffery, James, Joshua and Jason Joggerst, all of Daisy; three daughters, Janice, Jenna and Joy Joggerst, all of Daisy; two sisters, Anita Joggerst of Kirkwood, Mo., and Joyce Roth of St. Louis, Mo.; and his mother of Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
Ollie Vance (03/08/04)
Ollie B. Vance, 86, of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 7, 1918, at Arbyrd, Mo., daughter of Lee and Pearl Roark Layne. She and C. B. Vance were married July 2, 1938 at Arbyrd, Mo. He died May 12, 1990...
Lloyd Gaither (03/08/04)
Lloyd Gaither, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Glen Wilkinson (03/08/04)
Glen Wilkinson, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Limuel Thomas (03/08/04)
CANALOU, Mo. -- Limuel B. Thomas, 85, of Canalou died Friday, March 5, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Gideon, Mo., son of William and Emma Gardner Thomas. He and Katie Lawanda Scroggin were married Nov. 6, 1950, in Piggott, Ark...
Venah Cobb (03/08/04)
Venah Mae Cobb, 91, of Millersville died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born March 24, 1912, in Marquand, Mo., daughter of John and Mildred Brown Gibbs. She was raised by her stepmother, Johanna Wagner Gibbs, since she was 7 years old. She and Webster Cobb were married Dec. 24, 1936, at Glenallen, Mo. He died Nov. 11, 2002...
Cape fire report 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 9:29 p.m., an emergency medical service at 620 Commercial. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 12:31 a.m., an alarm sounding at 1000 N. Sprigg. At 12:34 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3020 Boutin Drive...
Cape police report 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests John Henry Harris Jr., 21, of 820 S. Sprigg, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Out of the past 3/8/04 (03/08/04)
10 years ago: March 8, 1994 After hearing testimony from several concerned residents and church leaders against development of go-cart track, city council allowed matter to die for lack of motion Monday. Cape Girardeau Board of Education is looking for two-part tax issue, with one vote planned for June and second for November; board members would like to see on June ballot request to waive Cape Girar-deau's 37-cent Proposition C rollback, with that money used, in part, for maintenance...
Improper reactions (03/08/04)
Keeping control in a classroom isn't easy -- the odds aren't always in favor of the teacher when there are 25 or more students in a room. Rowdy, ill-behaved children can wreak havoc on a day's lessons in just a few minutes. But seasoned teachers know how to curb these outrageous outbursts and keep their students focused on the work ahead of them...
Shoe is on other foot for the GOP (03/08/04)
To the editor: The Republican chickens are finally coming home to roost. During Bill Clinton's eight years in office, Republicans conducted endless investigations and constantly attacked the president, calling him a liar, a rapist and God knows what else. ...
These Founders were Christians (03/08/04)
To the editor: Before disparaging the religion of our Founding Fathers, Kerrie Lintner should get her facts straight. On April 21, 1803, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Dr. Benjamin Rush (also a signer of the Declaration of Independence): "My views ... are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. ...
New regulations aren't necessary (03/08/04)
To the editor: As an avid believer in the benefits of dietary supplements, I am dismayed by the recent bad press regarding the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act of 1994 and its purported ineffectiveness in monitoring the quality and safety of supplements...
Speak Out 03/08/04 (03/08/04)
School funding I AM glad to read that Peter Kinder and Rebecca McDowell Cook agree that the state's expenditure on education is close to $2.5 billion. Kinder, however, seems to miss the fact that the $2.5 billion is the issue, not the total budget from other sources. ...
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