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Community digest 03/22/03 (03/22/04)
Cape library presents look at birds of the world The program "Weird and Wonderful Birds of the World" will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Presented by Ida Domazlicky and Colleen Kimmel, the free event is sponsored by Four Seasons Audubon Society and open to the public. For more information, call Donna McGuire at 335-2980...
Smoke seen at Jackson Buchheit's (03/22/04)
A faulty cardboard compactor is suspected to be the cause of smoke on Sunday night at Buchheit in Jackson, a lumber supply store at 2801 Old Orchard Road. No one was in the building since the alarm was triggered hours after closing. The Jackson Fire Department responded to the alarm at 8:09 p.m. ...
New Scott City water plant nearly ready (03/22/04)
Four years after residents passed a bond for its construction, the Scott City Water Treatment Plant is scheduled to begin doubling the city's water treatment capacity next month. When in service, the new plant will be able to treat up to twice as much water per minute as the five deep wells currently in use. Scott City residents hope it will be worth the delays and higher-than-expected cost to the city...
Jackson Rotary marks 75 years (03/22/04)
The service organization responsible for such projects as the lake and the walking trail in Jackson's city park will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. Rotary Club International will hold a social hour and dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Community cuisine 03/22/04 (03/22/04)
Lenten dinners to be held at Scott City Knights All-you-can-eat Lenten fish dinners will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and April 2 at Scott City's Knights of Columbus Upper Hall. St. Joseph holding spring dinner in April The annual spring dinner at St. ...
Cape taking fire tax plan to clubs again (03/22/04)
Cape Girardeau city officials will rely on presentations to civic clubs to promote passage of a fire sales tax on the June 8 ballot, the same strategy that failed to win voter support of four tax and fee issues last April. Those measures included a quarter-cent fire sales tax, which is back on the ballot for the June vote but with a more specific proposal on how the money would be spent for public safety...
Southeast baseball brings out family fans (03/22/04)
Despite the cold, more than 150 Southeast Missouri State University baseball fans attended the final game in the weekend series against rival Southwest Missouri State University on Sunday. Some players were cheered on by built-in fan bases, even if not all the fans were current on the players' stats...
Military digest 03/22/04 (03/22/04)
Cape grad finishes basic, readies for next course Matt Daniels, son of Clark and Vicki Daniels of Cape Girardeau and Ken and Laura Teardo of Port St. Lucie, Fla., graduated from Marine Corps basic training in San Diego, Calif., recently. Daniels is a 2003 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau. After a 10-day leave, he will return to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for three weeks of Marine combat training...
Four become United Way directors (03/22/04)
The Area Wide United Way has announced four new members of the board of directors who will join 23 other local board leaders. They are Jean Mason, division manager at AmerenUE; Rick McLeod, site plant manager at Procter & Gamble; Dr. Loretta P. Prater, dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University; and Brandon Hahs, community banking executive at Bank of America...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 3/22/04 (03/22/04)
6 p.m. today at 301 N. ClarkOn the agenda: Approval of A Plus goals Committee reports Approval of contract with the Southeast Missourian Approval of voluntary dental insurance rates Board policies
Son's letter before he died helps dad cope (03/22/04)
ST. ANNE, Ill. -- It is a letter no parent should ever receive. "Well if you are reading this, then things didn't go well for me over in Iraq," begins a letter from Marine Capt. Ryan Beaupre to his parents, written 10 days before he was killed when the helicopter he was helping to pilot crashed in Kuwait on March 21 of last year...
Stray bullet sparks conceal-carry dialogue (03/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- When a man fired a weapon at armed robbers from his truck in suburban St. Louis earlier this month, authorities said it likely was the first instance of self-defense under Missouri's new concealed-weapons law. One of the man's bullets pierced a window screen and frame, an aluminum blind, and lodged in the comforter on the bed of his girlfriend's 79-year-old neighbor, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. The neighbor was not home at the time...
Explorers build spacecraft in pursuit of X Prize (03/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The reward is high, but so is the risk as some of the 27 teams pursuing a $10 million prize for the first privately funded manned spaceflight near a goal that once seemed outlandish. Organizers of the X Prize believe that teams could attempt the space trip as early as this summer...
Illinois allows trust funds for pets (03/22/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new law signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich allows Illinois pet owners to establish binding trusts for their nonhuman loved ones in their wills. The new law was signed Friday and goes into effect Jan. 1. Under its provisions, pet owners can set up trusts to designate caretakers for their animals, put aside money for their care and direct how that money should be spent...
Marine's death lingers a year later in small Illinois town (03/22/04)
ST. ANNE, Ill. -- When Deborah Cotton told her second graders at St. Anne Grade School recently to draw a picture of someone they'd like to see honored with a postage stamp, she figured they'd turn in an Abraham Lincoln or two and maybe even a Britney Spears...
MU researcher identifies ancient bison skull (03/22/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has identified a fossil skull found near the Missouri River six miles from Jefferson City as that of an ice age bison. The rare find is the top half of a skull belonging to a female Bison antiquus, said Lee Lyman, chairman of Missouri's Anthropology Department. An expert on ancient bison at Douglas College in British Columbia, Canada, verified the identification...
Magic Moments - Therapy offers hope, help to disabled riders (03/22/04)
DIAMOND, Mo. -- For the average 18-year-old, feeding a snack to a docile horse may not be a massive accomplishment. At Magic Moments Riding Therapy, Krista Sturgis offering a horse a cookie on a plastic frisbee is reason for celebration. "She wouldn't get close to a horse," said Margaret Sturgis, of Redings Mill, who's been taking her daughter to this riding-therapy facility for about two years...
Bush keeps tight-knit circle of friends, family as advisers (03/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush entrusts adviser Karl Rove to oversee his bare-knuckle bid for a second term. Yet Rove is but one of a small group of counselors helping to guide the most expensive, and possibly the most corporate-like, presidential campaign in history...
Federal suit against tobacco close to trial (03/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- Cigarette makers are no strangers to the courtroom, but after settling a lawsuit with states, they face Uncle Sam as the plaintiff this fall in what is shaping up as the biggest civil racketeering trial in history. Repeated efforts to get the $280 billion case dismissed have failed. So has an attempt by the Bush administration to negotiate a settlement...
Nation briefs 3/22/04 (03/22/04)
Republicans in good spot to retain House control WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by the prospect of strong gains in Texas, a financial advantage and a relative shortage of competitive seats, Republicans are strongly positioned to hold control of the House in 2004, according to strategists in both parties. ...
Internet dieting - New trend is a popular way to shed pounds (03/22/04)
Like most yo-yo dieters, Jacqueline Foss struggled with different fad diets only to watch the pounds creep back. Left with little choice, she turned to an unlikely source to help her slim down -- the Internet. Foss enrolled in an online diet program where she recorded her weight, noted every meal in her food diary and chatted with support groups. ...
Impeachment, assassination attempt make for strange elections (03/22/04)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The mysterious shooting of Taiwan's president, followed by his disputed victory in a close vote, have added more twists to an Asian election season already taking strange turns. In South Korea, huge protests have erupted over a presidential impeachment in parliament that resembled a brawl. In Malaysia, political rivals both claimed God was on their side before voters chose national and state lawmakers Sunday...
Afghan Cabinet minister's killing sparks deadly fighting (03/22/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Soldiers loyal to a local Afghan governor claimed to have retaken control of a western city Monday after fierce factional fighting that killed as many as 100 people, including the country's aviation minister. Militia commander Zaher Naib Zada, who had accepted blame on behalf of his forces for Sunday's shooting of Aviation Minister Mirwais Sadiq, escaped capture when fighters loyal to Gov. ...
War on terror proving just as hard to fight in court (03/22/04)
BERLIN -- The post-Sept. 11, 2001, war against terrorism is suffering as much in the courts as in the streets with several legal setbacks involving 20 suspected members of al-Qaida and other groups around the world. The biggest reversal came in Germany when a court threw out the only conviction of a Sept. ...
World briefs 3/22/04 (03/22/04)
Al-Zawahri: terrorists bought nuclear bombs SYDNEY, Australia -- Osama bin Laden's terror network claims to have bought ready-made nuclear weapons on the black market in central Asia, the biographer of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader was quoted as telling an Australian television station. ...
High school girls spring previews (03/22/04)
GIRLS SOCCER CENTRAL Head coach: Tom Doyle Assistant coach: Carolyn Behnen Last year's record: 13-11, lost in district finals Returning starters: Megan McDonald MF, sr.; Julie Underwood MF, sr.; Kaylee Ramsey D, sr.; Mallory Wilson MF/D, sr.; Heidi Pilsner F, sr.; Emily Morris D, sr.; Chelsey Oliver F/MF, sr...
Bulldogs seek success without spoiling the fun (03/22/04)
Notre Dame's girls soccer team won its first district championship last year. Not satisfied with just making the state playoffs, the Bulldogs made it all the way to the state championship game before bowing out 3-0 to John Burroughs. Notre Dame finished its best season ever 23-3-1...
Bell City's post players made their presence felt (03/22/04)
While the Cubs' 3-point shooters were off target Saturday night, Bell City's inside players picked the slack in the Class 1 title game. Seniors Randy Conn and Zak McIntyre were just 1-for-6 from 3-point range on Saturday, compared to 8-of-17 in the semifinal game, but the Cubs made up the difference by hitting the boards...
Cubs had a Dom-inating effort (03/22/04)
Dominitrix Johnson passed midcourt, eyed the basket, made a quick move by his defender and laid the ball while being fouled. With that, Bell City's standout point guard, set the tempo for the Class 1 boys basketball state championship game on the Cubs' first offensive possession. He simply kept scoring, pouring in 40 points as the Cubs won their second Class 1 state title in three years by beating St. Elizabeth 74-62 in Columbia...
Kentucky is down and out (03/22/04)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some players stared in disbelief while others blinked back tears in Kentucky's somber locker room. Outside, the school's band fought its way through a rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home" as fans in various shades of blue shook their heads and wondered what in the world had gone wrong...
One inning separates good from great (03/22/04)
With their backs against the proverbial wall, Southwest Missouri State's Bears turned to their only experienced returning pitcher to try and bail them out. Jeff Gray didn't disappoint. Gray, a senior right-hander, held Southeast Missouri State University to five hits and no earned runs Sunday afternoon, and SMS scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to clip the Indians 6-2 at Capaha Field...
Pujols homers in Cardinals' victory (03/22/04)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Albert Pujols certainly appears to be ready for the regular season. The same can't be said of Atlanta closer John Smoltz. Pujols homered and got robbed of two hits, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied against Smoltz to beat the Braves 6-4 Sunday...
Campbell wins Bay Hill (03/22/04)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Playing with Arnold Palmer for two days at Bay Hill was quite a thrill for Chad Campbell. Even sweeter was meeting him on the 18th green Sunday for the trophy presentation. With a final-round charge, Campbell rallied from a four-shot deficit by closing with a flawless 6-under 66 to surge mistake-prone past Stuart Appleby and win the Bay Hill Invitational...
Johnson takes NASCAR stop at Darlington (03/22/04)
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Darlington Raceway was decided by inches for the second straight year. This time, though, it was on pit road and not the racetrack. Jimmie Johnson barely beat Bobby Labonte out of the pits on his last stop Sunday, then held off a late challenge to win the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400...
Mizzou's season was a waste (03/22/04)
What a waste. The University of Missouri men's basketball team wasted this season. Forget having the most disappointing season of the year, it was the most disappointing season in the history of the school. Mizzou could have been playing for a FInal Four berth this weekend. Instead the Tigers will be waiting on the pizza boy to deliver their supper so they can watch on television...
Charlie Kaufman, reclusive scribe, wields unusual power (03/22/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Jim Carrey only needed to hear three words to know he wanted to act in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" -- and they weren't "twenty million dollars." Carrey, who agreed to drop his usual megasalary to play a dejected man who has a broken love affair erased from his brain, was lured to the film with the phrase "by Charlie Kaufman."...
After three weeks, 'Passion' falls to 'Dawn' of zombies (03/22/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Audiences feasted on zombies as the fright flick "Dawn of the Dead" ruled the box office, debuting with $27.3 million and bumping "The Passion of the Christ" from the top spot. Mel Gibson's "The Passion" took in $19.2 million, slipping to second place after three straight weekends on top, according to studio estimates Sunday...
People on the move 03/22/04 (03/22/04)
Prudential agents nab awards at Florida meeting Several Prudential Bridgeport Inc. real estate agents went home from the Prudential 2004 sales convention in Miami Beach, Fla., with awards. Betty Lou and Don Vogel earned the President's Circle by finishing 2003 in the top 5 percent of all sales professionals within the Prudential Real Estate Network. ...
Hotels tighten control of online inventory (03/22/04)
BETHESDA, Md. -- After haphazardly building an Internet sales pipeline, the lodging industry sprang a $1 billion leak -- and major hotel chains are now aggressively working to plug the hole. The problem began when hotel franchisees signed deals that were too favorable to popular travel Web sites, which account for the majority of all rooms booked online, and sold rooms at rates that drained the big hotel companies' profits. ...
Missouri farmers try beef in a can as new product (03/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- As a five-decade livestock producer, Jim Farmer wants his son and two daughters to follow in his footsteps. The 64-year-old livestock man hopes ready-to-eat beef -- in a can -- is the ticket. Farmer has joined resources with about three dozen other beef producers, including his son and son-in-law, in creating a co-op expecting to initially process a combined 1,000 cattle a year into canned beef, then perhaps 10 times that number over time...
Business memo 03/22/04 (03/22/04)
Southeast Mental Health Center to hold career fair The Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center will hold a career fair from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It is designed for those who have an interest in providing direct health care services. Health-care professionals and service providers are all invited...
Scrapbooking on the rise among hobbyists locally, nationally (03/22/04)
Felicia Kennedy is a scrapbook rookie. She carefully lays out inch-tall white letters and spells out N-I-G-H-T N-I-G-H-T on the table beside her page. The page features three photos, different angles of Kennedy's daughter, Alysa, at age 3 asleep in her high chair with her tiny foot resting on an adjacent table. ...
James Allen (03/22/04)
James E. Allen, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Betty Morris (03/22/04)
Betty LaDon Bertling Morris, 66, of Atoka, Tenn., died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter Carl and Clara Arnetta Bertling. She was retired from First American Bank and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Memphis...
Ray Pourney (03/22/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ray F. "Dutch" Pourney, 79, of Perryville died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the Perry County Nursing Home. He was born July 26, 1924, in Perry County, son of Francis and Effie Gibbar Pourney. He and Hallie Boxdorfer were married Oct. 19, 1946...
Sue Bowling (03/22/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Sue Oliver Bowling, 62, of Anna died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at her home. She was born May 6, 1941, at Ware, Ill., daughter of George William and Wanda Etta Wilson Rogers. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Ware Pentecostal Church...
Jerry Bell (03/22/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jerry Lynn Bell, 68, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Sikeston, son of Carter and Faye Chittenden Bell. He and Martha Oswalt were married June 30, 1957, in Lilbourn, Mo...
Debra Hammon (03/22/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Debra Jane Hammon, 45, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Friday, March 19, 2004, from an automobile accident near St. Louis. She was born May 9, 1958, at Sikeston, daughter of Kenneth and Jane Osburn Campbell. She and David Hammon were married March 24, 1984, at Sikeston...
Cape fire report 03/22/04 (03/22/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Saturday: At 5:01 p.m., medical assist at 1903 College. At 5:24 p.m., medical assist at 529 Landis Drive. At 10:27 p.m., medical assist at 430 N. Frederick. Firefighters responded to the following item Sunday:...
Cape police report 3/22/04 (03/22/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Ernesto Jesus Garcia, 22, of Laredo, Texas, was arrrested Friday on suspicion of assault. Lee Andrew Williams, 39, of 140 S. Henderson, was arrested Friday under suspicion of possesion of a controlled substance and possesion of drug paraphernalia...
Out of the past 3/22/04 (03/22/04)
10 years ago: March 22, 1994 City Councilman Doug Richards has made decision to jump into race for District 2 Cape Girardeau County Commission seat; Richards was elected to Cape Girardeau City Council in 1990. Jackson city landfill, which has generated considerable controversy and lawsuit by property owners living near facility, is tentatively scheduled to close April 8; unexpected announcement was made near end of Monday's Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting by city attorney David Beeson...
Eyes on the road (03/22/04)
Vehicles today come with more amenities than you could possibly imagine. But the addition of DVD players -- convenient for families traveling with children -- have the potential to cause considerable harm as well. Many of the vehicles with DVD players are marketed to parents with young children. The idea is that the kids can watch a movie in the back seat while the family drives on a long trip. Everybody stays happy, right?...
Speak Out 03/22/04 (03/22/04)
Immediate correction ON THE identity theft legislation: Our lawmakers should add one more provision to the law. Any negative reports to a credit reporting agency should, as a matter of law, immediately be erased permanently from the victim's record so his credit score is not affected. ...
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