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Hearing harsh words (03/15/04)
"See how he plays us? It's 'cause we black." The student, just reprimanded for horseplay, smirks and then dramatically plops into his seat as told. It's not the first time Jason Bandermann has heard those harsh words. "Man, you're racist" or "It's because I'm not white" are familiar phrases now...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (03/15/04)
Becky Koeller, a student at R.O. Hawkins Junior High School in Jackson, was named 2004 Teen Show Me Missouri. The title is sponsored by the Missouri Board of Tourism, which also sponsors the Queen Show Me Missouri title. Koeller's duties include promoting Missouri tourism while promoting nonprofit organizations in Missouri...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (03/15/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property for the improvement of Bloomfield Road between Siemers Drive and Stonebridge Drive...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (03/15/04)
9 a.m. today Routine business Letter of resignation from Dale Myers from the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority. Action items Cooperative agreement with Conservation Heritage Foundation. Resolution regarding concealed weapons fees. Discussion items...
Two attend Nurse Advocacy Day (03/15/04)
Two Southeast Missouri Hospital nurses recently attended the Nurse Advocacy Day in Jefferson City. Steve Woods and Michele Griffin met with area legislators Rep. Jason Crowell, Rep. Scott Lipke and Sen. Peter Kinder. Both are students at Southeast Missouri State University. Woods, vice president of the local student nurses association, is working toward a BSN in nursing; Griffin is enrolled in the RN-BSN program...
Big River will offer Internet via power lines (03/15/04)
In June 2002, Jeff Worley found a postcard from Ameren Corp. in his mailbox outside his home in the Woodland Hills Subdivision in Cape Girardeau. But this wasn't his monthly electric bill. This card offered Worely an upgrade from his dial-up home Internet connection at no cost as part of a trial for a new product...
Robotic legs could help soldiers, firefighters carry loads (03/15/04)
The Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. -- Move over Bionic Man and make room for BLEEX -- the Berkeley Lower Extremities Exoskeleton, with strap-on robotic legs designed to turn an ordinary human into a super strider. Ultimately intended to help people like soldiers or firefighters carry heavy loads for long distances, these boots are made for marching...
Public forum to focus on health concerns (03/15/04)
In this election year, no topic is more discussed than health care. For those tired of listening to commentators, it's your turn to talk. The Missouri Foundation for Health will hold a public forum in Glenn Auditorium at Southeast Missouri State University at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The organization wants to hear what the community is thinking about health care...
Friends and family welcome major back from Iraq (03/15/04)
About 60 family members and friends held a homecoming party Sunday at the Cape Girardeau VFW post for Maj. Brian Lynch, who was officially home from Iraq -- for the second time. "It's great to be back," Lynch said. He had served in Operation Desert Storm, then entered Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in February 2003. ...
Services offer to simplify sharing of digital photos (03/15/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bob Carlin enjoys the simplicity of snapping photos with his digital camera and has amassed a considerable collection of shots from parties, car shows and Yosemite. His complaint isn't about taking pictures, it's what to do with them afterward...
Aldermen taking first steps to widen West Jackson (03/15/04)
Jackson's Board of Aldermen will entertain the first contract bid to relocate utilities tonight, an important step in the widening of West Jackson Boulevard, or Highway 34/72. Last week, the Missouri Department of Transportation issued Jackson a notice to proceed, meaning MoDOT has finalized the condemnation process on the first phase of the widening, from Hope to Main...
Community digest 03/15/04 (03/15/04)
Salvation Army needs food, other products The Salvation Army is in immediate need of soup, canned dinners, canned fruits, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna and chicken, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes and women's hygiene products. If preferred, a monetary donation can be mailed to the Salvation Army at 701 Good Hope, Cape Girardeau, 63701...
Redesign proposal would make expired plates easier to spot (03/15/04)
A state senator's proposal to redesign Missouri's license plates making it easier for police to spot expired plates not only has police support but also has found favor as a potential revenue generator. If Sen. Jon Dolan's bill, SB 1251, which is supported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, becomes law, a committee would be formed to design the new license plates. They would be issued beginning in January 2006...
Military digest 3/15/04 (03/15/04)
Seaman completes Navy basic training Navy Seaman Recruit Donald R. Martens Jr., son of Donald R. Martens Sr. of Benton, Mo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Martens is a 2003 graduate of Lakeside High School in Sibley, La...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (03/15/04)
7:30 p.m. today City hall Public hearings Hearing to consider the request for voluntary annexation of 11.78 acres of property along Old Cape Road East, as submitted by Brandon and Rhonda Norman. Action items A motion to set spring cleanup/ fix-up days for May 10 through 14...
Nations mark historic transfer of power (03/15/04)
ST. LOUIS -- One after another, representatives from France, Spain and the United States spoke Sunday under the Gateway Arch about the role their nation played in transferring power over the Upper Louisiana Territory to a young American nation. In March 1804, in the Creole village of St. Louis, the three powers didn't invite participation from the Osage Indians, who arrived before they did and, at that time, dominated half of the vast territory...
Officials struggle to navigate concealed guns legislation (03/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There is a game that jokesters sometimes like to play called Open or Closed. You take two objects, perhaps carefully selecting two cards from a deck, then arrange them in various positions, each time asking the players: "Open or closed?"...
Downtown KC airport to get $70 million facelift (03/15/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- City officials have approved a plan for almost $70 million in improvements at the Wheeler Downtown Airport, which is primarily used for private planes and corporate jets. A master plan, recently approved by the City Council, identifies the improvements, including a federally mandated extension of the airport's runway area, the realignment of Lou Holland Drive, new taxiways and additional hangars. ...
Parties differ on impact of tort reform (03/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri doctors who claim skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance rates are forcing many of them to abandon their practices have provided a sympathetic public face for the issue of tort reform since the matter became a top legislative priority last year...
Troubled presidential campaigns wrestling for upper hand (03/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- Fighting earlier and uglier than usual, President Bush and Democrat John Kerry are in a race to shape the campaign for the White House on their terms -- tax cuts and terrorism for Bush, joblessness and change for Kerry. Both camps can taste victory, but fear defeat at the hands of an evenly divided electorate...
Nation briefs 3/15/04 (03/15/04)
Coroners working in shifts to identifyFresno victims FRESNO, Calif. -- Six coroners, triple the typical weekend staff, worked in shifts Sunday to identify the nine victims of a mass killing, believed to all be family members of a man who lived a bizarre life of polygamy and incest. ...
Diana Ross says she served jail time (03/15/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Singer Diana Ross, ordered to return to Arizona to serve a drunken driving sentence, says she has already met a state requirement to spend 24 consecutive hours in jail. "I think we actually have proof from her," said Jim Nesci, an attorney for Ross. "She documented it in her diary." Ross pleaded no contest last month to a drunken driving charge in Tucson in December. She arranged to serve her 48-hour sentence in Greenwich, Conn., where she lives...
Data-mining continues amid privacy concerns (03/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- When Congress curtailed Pentagon research it feared would ensnare innocent Americans in the terrorism fight, it also allowed the Bush administration to eliminate two projects to protect citizens' privacy from futuristic tools. As a result, the government is quietly pressing ahead with research into high-powered computer data-mining technology without the two most advanced privacy protections developed for those terror-fighting tools...
Socialists win Spain in wake of train attack (03/15/04)
MADRID, Spain -- The opposition Socialists scored a dramatic upset win in Spain's general election Sunday, unseating conservatives stung by charges they provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq and making Spain a target for al-Qaida...
Tandem attackers kill 11, wound 18 (03/15/04)
ASHDOD, Israel -- Two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up in this closely guarded Israeli port Sunday, killing 11 Israelis and wounding 18 in the first deadly attack on a strategic installation in more than three years of Israeli-Palestinian fighting...
Roadside bombs kill six U.S. soldiers in Iraq over weekend (03/15/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Roadside bombs killed four American soldiers in Baghdad, raising to six the number of U.S. troops who have died in attacks in Iraq over the weekend, the coalition said Sunday. Hundreds of Iraqis, meanwhile, mourned a Shiite politician's relative who died in a bomb blast in his shop Saturday...
World briefs 3/15/04 (03/15/04)
At least 15 dead in two days of Syrian soccer riots DAMASCUS, Syria -- Two days of riots that started with fights between rival Kurd and Arab soccer team fans killed at least 15 people and injured more than 100 in northeastern Syria, officials said Sunday. ...
Israel cancels summit in aftermath of suicide bombing (03/15/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister on Sunday canceled a planned summit with his Palestinian counterpart after a double suicide bombing at the Israeli port of Ashdod killed nine Israelis. Aides to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian counterpart, Ahmed Qureia, had met Sunday and planned to meet again today to finalize plans for their first summit since Qureia took office in October...
Lady Vols grab top seed, eye seventh title (03/15/04)
Tennessee earned the top overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Sunday, but two straight national championships weren't enough to get a No. 1 for Connecticut. Coach Pat Summitt's Lady Vols, winners of a record six national titles, were made the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional. Also placed at the top of the brackets were Penn State (East), Duke (Mideast) and Texas (West)...
Kentucky enters NCAA as top 'Cat overall (03/15/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky was selected the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament field Sunday, joined on top of the brackets by Duke, Stanford and Saint Joseph's. Kentucky will be the top seed in the St. Louis regional, while Duke is in the Atlanta regional, Stanford in the Phoenix regional and Saint Joseph's in the East Rutherford regional...
Indians washed away by the Tide (03/15/04)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The sun may not have been out Sunday afternoon, but that didn't stop the Southeast Missouri State baseball team from having a complete meltdown at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Alabama took advantage of seven walks, four hit batsmen, four passed balls, three balks and three errors, and was able to reach double digits in a single inning with 10 runs in the fifth, adding up to a 20-0 victory...
Bradley wins Southeast Classic (03/15/04)
Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's women's softball team split a pair of games as it closed up its own Southeast Classic on Sunday. The Otahkians defeated tournament champion Bradley 8-6, but lost to Indiana State 3-1. Bradley finished with a 4-1 record in the tournament, as did Southwest Missouri State University, but the Braves won the title by having defeated Southwest 3-0 on Saturday...
Dalhousie celebrates Stupples' first victory on the LPGA Tour (03/15/04)
For a golfer born and raised in England, Karen Stupples has quite a hotbed of fans an ocean and a half continent away. The fans, who are also her business partners at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, had plenty to cheer about on Sunday in the LPGA Tour's first event of the year...
Flames drop Blues into 9th (03/15/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Roman Turek stopped 25 shots for his second shutout and Craig Conroy scored a goal, helping the Calgary Flames blank the St. Louis Blues 3-0 Sunday night. The loss dropped the Blues back into ninth place in the Western Conference playoff standings. St. Louis has 78 points with 10 games remaining. The Blues have reached the postseason for 24 consecutive years, the longest professional sports streak...
Stupples shoots 63 to claim Welch's/Fry's Championship (03/15/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Karen Stupples played like a winner. At the end of the LPGA Tour season opener, the tag applied. The 30-year-old Englishwoman deflected the pressure back onto her pursuers Sunday, stretching a one-shot lead with six holes left into a five-shot victory over Grace Park and Jung Yeon Lee in the Welch's/Fry's Championship...
Redbirds shut down Drew, Braves 2-0 (03/15/04)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Facing his former team, J.D. Drew went without an RBI for the first time in spring training and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Sunday. Drew entered 8-for-11 with five home runs and a major league-leading 14 RBIs for Atlanta. He was 0-for-1 with a strikeout and a walk against Chris Carpenter, who worked four scoreless innings in his second spring start...
Congress gets thumbs up for harassing Players Union (03/15/04)
Sports and politics have always been a bad combination, just ask Tim Robbins. But let's salute Congress for taking an active role in the steroid debate. It's time a heavy hand came down on Major League Baseball's Players Association. They need some sense slapped into them...
Pavarotti says goodbye to opera with final performance at Met (03/15/04)
NEW YORK -- This is the finale, Luciano Pavarotti said of Saturday's "Tosca," one last opera on stage after more than four decades of the high Cs that transformed him from an insurance salesman to perhaps the most widely beloved classical singer ever...
George Carlin responds to indecency uproar (03/15/04)
LOS ANGELES -- George Carlin famously dissected "The Seven Words You Can't Say on Television" as a way to explore what everyone was so uptight about. Thirty-two years later the same debate is still raging, now fueled by Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flash, the suspension of Howard Stern's raunchy radio show from six stations and new House legislation that would raise a performer's indecency fine from $11,000 to $500,000...
It pays to boost your PC's immune system (03/15/04)
By Francis Ivanovich of I.T.Werx of Cape Girardeau Technology and the Internet have dramatically lowered the costs of sharing information. Instead of printing and mailing catalogs and price lists, businesses simply send CD-ROMs or just put it on a Web site. Because of this, Internet access and email are minimum technology requirements for nearly all business today. Unfortunately, with the use of these tools comes the threat of exposure to potentially devastating malicious software...
Editorial - Great buying opportunity ahead for investors (03/15/04)
By Lawrence Kudlow Economics editor of National Review Online Co-host of CNBC's Kudlow & Cramer The stock market is churning toward a correction, perhaps in the range of 5 percent to 10 percent. Behind this churn downward is the dollar's adjustment upward. ...
Construction begins on new federal courthouse in Cape (03/15/04)
Business Today Construction has begun on a new $49.3 million federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau that city officials say will have a positive effect on the downtown area, just as the impressive new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge is having. Mayor Jay Knudtson said the project is "another major anchor" for the river city's downtown...
Jackson recycling company joins EPA program (03/15/04)
Missouri Plastics And Recycling LLC, a post industrial paper and plastics recycling company in Jackson, joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WasteWise Program in February, demonstrating its commitment to conserving natural resources and protecting the environment...
Recognitions (03/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Andrea Ponder, executive secretary at Robinson Construction Co. in Perryville, recently received the master level Microsoft Office Specialist certification. Microsoft Office Specialist certification at the master level identifies individuals with the highest level of expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. ...
Ambitious road improvement plan for Cape (03/15/04)
Business Today Cape Girardeau drivers will see orange barrels and construction crews on many city streets this year. 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...
Vascular clinic opens at medical park (03/15/04)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- A vascular clinic has opened at Poplar Bluff Medical Park at Highway 67 Bypass and PP Highway, according to cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon John Wiggans of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Group in Cape Girardeau...
Saint Francis offers first frameless brain tumor treatment (03/15/04)
Using its existing state-of-the-art linear accelerator, Saint Francis Healthcare System saved millions of dollars in medical expense when it introduced stereotactic radiosurgery to the region in December. Stereotactic radiosurgery, sometimes known as surgery without a scalpel, is the world's most advanced radiation oncology procedure used to treat tumors and other abnormalities, primarily in the brain...
How the falling dollar may fall on your finances (03/15/04)
You may have recently read or heard numerous references about the "falling dollar," but not paid them much attention. Perhaps you should. If you travel overseas, invest domestically or internationally, or buy any imported products, the falling U.S. dollar will have an impact on your personal finances...
Area businesses in 2003 - A look back (03/15/04)
Business Today Compiled by Sharon K. Sanders Southeast Missourian librarian JANUARY 6 -- The Kirchdoerfer Jersey Farm of Cape Girardeau and Voelker's Brown Swiss of Perryville have been given the Prairie Farms Quality Award for 2002. 7 -- Dan Drury, president of Midamerica Hotels Corp., announced plans to raze the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau and replace it with a new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites...
Bankruptcies for March 2004 (03/15/04)
Bankruptcies filed through March 10 for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscott, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Broussard's under new ownership (03/15/04)
Business Today Broussard's Cajun Cuisine, a popular downtown Cape Girardeau restaurant and bar, has been sold to Hunter and Stephanie Clark of Cape Girardeau. The previous owner, Shawn Stockard, said the transaction is being financed through a lease-purchase arrangement. Stockard had owned it for 3 1/2 years and managed it for his father, Dennis Stockard, prior to that...
Scott County tax liens (03/15/04)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of February are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 545-3551...
Mueller - Developing our staff (03/15/04)
We are off and running this year and if we have not already designed some professional development days for the entire staff and particular individuals or teams now is the time. How do we go about planning successful, meaningful programs where the return on investment is guaranteed? It takes careful planning and coordination. ...
Two local insurance agencies plan to merge (03/15/04)
W.E. Walker Insurance Agency in Cape Girardeau and Lakenan Insurance Agency of Jackson are merging. Walker has been in business since 1915; Lakenan since 1938. The merger will give the independent insurance agencies more than 200 years of combined experience in personnel and will allow both to represent at least 25 major carriers. The firm will employ about 20 people...
Stanley - Beware of state death taxes (03/15/04)
With all the talk about tax cuts and repeal of the federal estate tax, you may have overlooked what amounts to a tax increase. This increase takes the form of a decrease in a credit against federal estate taxes, so it is more subtle than an outright tax rate hike but it can be just as costly. Costly enough that you may need to consider the impact on your estate plan and the amount of cash you'll need to settle your estate...
Cape Girardeau County tax liens (03/15/04)
Cape Girardeau County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of February are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
The don'ts of being a donor (03/15/04)
By Nancy Jernigan executive director Area Wide United Way Charitable giving and planning is an excellent way to ensure that the causes that interest you are continued on after you are unable to donate in person. However, while charitable giving is a great idea, there are some things of which you should be aware...
Business briefs (03/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU Custom Graphics & Typesetting, a full-service commercial printer, recently changed ownership. Gary Tucker purchased the business from Don Jacobs. The new name is Custom Graphics and Printing. It is located at 1621 Independence...
St. Francis, Rust Communications receive ADDY awards (03/15/04)
Record 179 entries for print and electronic advertising Business Today St. Francis Medical Center, The Wright Group and Rust Communications won Best of Show awards at the ninth annual Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals ADDY Awards dinner in Cape Girardeau in mid-February...
People news (03/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Rodney Lacy has joined McClanahan Realty in Cape Girardeau. Marvin Adams Jr. has been hired as a commercial lender at the US Bank branch office in Jackson. He previously worked at the Cape Girardeau location. Greg Hufford is the new manager of Barton's in Malden...
2003 ADDY Award winners (03/15/04)
Results of annual tri-state contest Business Today An ADDY Award went to Concord Printing Services/Rust Communications in the Collateral Material category for the "Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge Invitation" for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Credits go to Gary Rust II, Kate Schaefer, David Crowe, Tonya Wells, Angela Wilson...
Briggs & Stratton building on-site health center (03/15/04)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Briggs & Stratton officials and area dignitaries broke ground for the Briggs & Stratton Health Center on Feb. 26. The on-site health center will be integrated with the current Briggs & Stratton plant to provide health services for its employees...
ArvinMeritor presented Chamber industry award (03/15/04)
62 jobs recently added DEXTER -- Dexter Chamber of Commerce executive director Janet Coleman recently presented the Industry of the Year award to ArvinMeritor OE, LLC. Coleman said ArvinMeritor, a manufacturer of mufflers and tail pipes, has been a contributor to Dexter's economy for 28 years...
Hobby Lobby expanding in Cape Girardeau (03/15/04)
10,000 more square feet Business Today At the popular arts and crafts store on South Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, the windows are boarded up and people are using a side entrance. The store is undergoing a 10,000-square-foot expansion, which will bring the total square footage to 51,000 in the spring...
Cape Post Office to temporarily relocate (03/15/04)
Business Today Cape Girardeau-area stamp buyers, post office box holders and retail customers soon will have a new Cape Girardeau Post Office location. The Post Office will temporarily relocate its retail operation from 320 N. Frederick St. to Christine Corner, a business plaza at the corner of Good Hope and Christine Street, just south of William Street and the Town Plaza. The facility is also one block east of Kingshighway...
Ruth Garrett (03/15/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ruth Leona Garrett, 71, of Anna died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born May 3, 1932, at Chrisney, Ind., daughter of Earl and Mildred Tuley Meyer. She and Charles Garrett were married Aug. 8, 1948. She was a member of Anna Heights Baptist Church...
Forrest Storey (03/15/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Forrest D. Storey, 84, of Patton, Mo., died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Claru DeVille Nursing Center at Fredericktown, Mo. He was born Aug. 4, 1919, at Advance, son of James Thomas and Amy Stamey Storey. He and Wilma C. Johnson were married May 4, 1946, at Piggot, Ark...
Elmer Elfrink (03/15/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Elmer Paul Elfrink, 81, of Advance died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his home. He was born May 17, 1922, at Leopold, Mo., son of Herman and Mary Brands Elfrink. He and Dorothy Clifton were married March 3, 1945, at St. Louis, Mo. Elfrink was a retired farmer. He attended Full Gospel Tabernacle Church at Advance...
Lucille Bennett (03/15/04)
Lucille Bennett, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at her home. She was born July 4, 1927, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Roosevelt and Sylvia Estele Ramsey Hart. Bennett had been a seamstress and was employed by the Elders Manufacturing Co. at Bloomfield, Mo. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Births 3/15/04 (03/15/04)
Bixler Son to James Robert and Amanda Louise Bixler of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:41 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2004. Name, Tyler James. Weight, 8 pounds. Third child, second son. Mrs. Bixler is the former Amanda Noel, daughter of Roger and Margaret Noel of Scott City. Bixler is the son of Jack and Carol Bixler of New Madrid, Mo. He is employed at Interior Plus...
Cape/Jackson police reports 03/15/04 (03/15/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Brandon Allen Harris, 21, of 2902 Bernice, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Michael Scott Conklin, 36, of 534 Washington, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Cape fire report 03/15/04 (03/15/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 4:45 p.m., emergency medical service at 3003 Themis St. At 5: 31 p.m., emergency medical service at 2018 Sara. At 5:59 p.m., emergency medical service at 650 S. Spring. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Sunday:...
Out of the past 3/15/04 (03/15/04)
10 years ago: March 15, 1994 Cape Girardeau police officer Dennis Horn is grieving over Greif, his canine partner; police dog was seriously injured Saturday night when he was struck by car as he chased fleeing drug suspect. Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Advisory Board yesterday unanimously approved motion to present plans for Osage Park and Shawnee Park recreation projects to city council at its March 21 meeting...
Memories of Route 66 (03/15/04)
By Hank Billings With a move afoot to designate historic route U.S. 66 as a scenic byway, some U.S. 66 memories bear repeating. U.S. 66 and I were both born in 1926. As a kid, I was more familiar with the stretch between here and St. Louis, where my paternal grandmother lived...
Future scientists (03/15/04)
After months of experimentation, hours of specimen collection and days of research, hundreds of nervous exhibitors answered tough questions about their projects during judging for the annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair. The fair competition was intense this year, with the largest number of students ever entering exhibits in the contest. More than 177 exhibits showcased the work of nearly 240 students from the region...
Defining marriage is important (03/15/04)
To the editor: Martin Rust of Rolla, Mo., does not agree with my support for preserving the definition of marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. He should not need to misinterpret my letter to him to make his point, however. The legal status of civil unions and registries is tenuous and not necessarily linked to a legal definition of marriage. ...
Stranger lends a helping hand (03/15/04)
To the editor: There are still some really nice folks in these parts, as my great-nephew, Randy, experienced at the Southeast Missouri Crime Lab parking lot when he was trying to repair what he though was a dead battery in his wife's car. It turned out the car's starter went belly-up. As he was bending over the car's engine problem, a stranger said, "Got car problems?" Yes, said Randy. It's the starter and I didn't bring any tools to work on the starter...
Voters can decide for themselves (03/15/04)
To the editor: We have met the enemy, and he is us. If we really want a populist president, then so be it. He would be a leader who would give every American what he wants. A chicken in every pot. Two horses in every barn. You won't earn it. We'll give it to you. If you want it, you got it...
Speak Out 03/13/04 (03/15/04)
About the deficit ANY PERSON, young or old, who has any hint of self-respect and respect for other people should read Dave Barry's column about the budget deficit. This should be read to anyone who refuses to read it. Dirty on both sides DAVID LIMBAUGH says John Kerry's campaign people are running a dirty campaign. He's correct. However, he failed to say that the same is true for President Bush's campaign people. And now you know the rest of the story...
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