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Community digest 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Cape Girardeau AARP meeting set for Monday The Cape Girardeau County chapter of AARP No. 4041 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Broadway and Caruthers. The program is "Cape Girardeau County Chapter 4041 -- Our Heritage: Past, Present and Future," presented by Opal Collins. There will be a drawing for a door prize...
Network of state veterans homes in peril (04/29/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a Mount Vernon ceremony last month, Missouri opened the last of its seven nursing homes for elderly war veterans -- more than in any other state except Oklahoma. "This home is payment on the unpayable debt owed to Missouri's watch keepers," declared Anthony Principi, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, who came from Washington for the event...
United Commercial Travelers Council 534 elects officers (04/29/04)
United Commercial Travelers Council 534 recently held a meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Janice Dettmann was elected delegate and Ray Seyer an alternate. Other voting members included M.E. Daume, grand counselor; Jobyna Daume, past grand counselor; Luella Armstrong, grand executive committee; Ted Dettmann, grand executive committee; Gilbert Winschel, junior grand counselor; Van Arden Sander, grand examining finance committee; Rosemary Sander, past grand counselor; Dorothy Points, past grand counselor and grand charitable activities.. ...
Cape library subscribes to in-house poetry database (04/29/04)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library has subscribed to The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, an in-house database. The database may be used for comparing poems and treatments of a subject by different authors or original poems that use the same form can be created...
Senate endorses $372 million bond sale (04/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state would sell $372.5 million in bonds to pay for construction and renovation projects at public colleges and universities under a bill given first-round approval by voice vote in the Senate Wednesday. Companion legislation specifying the projects the bond revenue would fund remains pending in the Senate. ...
Region briefs 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Sikeston man killed when motorcycle strikes vehicle SIKESTON, Mo. -- A 21-year-old Sikeston man was killed in an accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route HH a mile north of Sikeston. William Self's 1984 Suzuki motorcycle struck a 2004 GMC driven by Kellie Martin, 37, also of Sikeston. ...
Supporters invited to conference call with Cheney in Cape (04/29/04)
Supporters of the Bush/Cheney ticket in Cape Girardeau will gather for a party tonight at the Team Emerson headquarters, 400 N. Broadway, in Suite 501. The 7 p.m. party will be one of 5,100 across the country where interested people can drop in, mingle, enjoy refreshments, and at 7:30 p.m. listen in on a live conference call with Vice President Dick Cheney...
Mascot forum's message - Change the name (04/29/04)
Southeast Missouri State University should retire its Indian nicknames and adopt a new nickname and mascot that won't offend Native Americans, proponents of a name change said Wednesday. About 75 university students, employees and alumni attended a public forum at the University Center held by a university committee that is recommending a new nickname and mascot to the board of regents. ...
Local lawyer enters guilty plea for passing bad checks (04/29/04)
A week before he was scheduled for a jury trial for felony passing bad checks, Cape Girardeau lawyer and former Scott City municipal judge Michael Richey changed his plea to guilty to five charges of passing bad checks under a plea agreement. Richey, 57, was to have had a jury trial May 4. On Tuesday, he appeared in Cape Girardeau County circuit court in front of Pemiscot County Judge Byron Luber of the 34th Judicial District and withdrew his not guilty plea...
Enjoying the miracle of birth with chickens (04/29/04)
It starts with one tiny hole, just big enough for a beak the size of a pen tip to poke through. The hole grows with each peck of the beak until finally a matted head, followed by a body, struggles through the shell. And just like that, students at Clippard Elementary have witnessed the miracle of birth, chicken style. It's not a pretty miracle, the students have discovered, but it definitely brings new life to the classroom...
Pharmacists get drug card burden (04/29/04)
The education of a complicated and new national Medicare discount drug card system will fall largely on the shoulders of retail pharmacists. Today, the Medicare Web site, www.medicare.gov, will provide drug price comparisons and tell Medicare recipients where they can use the various cards, but many of the seniors who will be eligible for the benefit won't have personal access to the Internet...
Prosecutor makes literary fashion statement (04/29/04)
In addition to being a prosecutor and published author, Morley Swingle can now add the distinction men's neckwear designer to his list of accomplishments. Swingle has designed a necktie that is selling for a limited time in three different stores in Cape Girardeau...
Buildup to recovery (04/29/04)
Forget the darling buds of April. The blossoming of orange pylons and yellow warning tape in Cape Girardeau and Jackson signals construction's growing season, and local contractors agree that early signs point to a productive year. In the first three months of 2004, the city of Cape Girardeau has issued permits for building and remodeling projects worth $22.9 million in total declared construction cost. ...
Community cuisine 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Cape Girardeau fish fry to benefit Vickie Halter A benefit fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army Gym, located at Sprigg and Good Hope Streets in Cape Girardeau. The James Bayou catfish cookers will fry the fish; a silent auction will be held and raffle tickets for two 5-by-8 tilt trailers, a Kenmore gas grill, a portable DVD player and $100 cash will be available. ...
Cape Missouri Veterans Home announces volunteers of the year (04/29/04)
Submitted photo Pictured, from left, are Missouri Veterans Home volunteers of the year Betty Hahs of Jackson; Al Mason of Cape Girardeau and Fern Shultz of Jackson. All have been part of the volunteer corps since the opening of the Missouri Veterans Home in 1990. Southeast Missourian...
House drops newspaper tax measure (04/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The sponsors of economic development legislation have dropped a controversial provision to eliminate an existing sales tax exemption for Missouri's two largest newspapers. In presenting the bill to a Senate committee on Wednesday, state Rep. ...
Holden - State making progress against meth, still more to do (04/29/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's best chance to continue making headway in its long fight against methamphetamine is in educating the state's younger residents about the dangers of the drug, Gov. Bob Holden said Wednesday. "We've got to be much more proactive in terms of education," he said. "I think that's where we have our greatest opportunity for success. To reach our young people before they even start -- that's the best thing we could do for the state of Missouri."...
Rams, NFL will wait on legal system in Little case (04/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams and the National Football League will not consider disciplinary action against Pro Bowl defensive end Leonard Little until his legal problems are resolved in court, Rams coach Mike Martz said Wednesday. Little, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 1998 drunk-driving accident that killed a St. ...
Tampa teacher charged in hit-and-run accident (04/29/04)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Nearly a month after stepping forward and apologizing, an elementary school teacher was charged Wednesday in a hit-and-run that left two young brothers dead and their two siblings injured. Jennifer Porter, 28, was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident, an offense that carries up to 15 years in prison. ...
Teenage girls plead guilty to assault (04/29/04)
BALTIMORE -- Two teenage girls admitted Wednesday to ganging up on a 12-year-old girl at a birthday party because a boy kissed her on the cheek, beating her so badly that she spent three weeks in a coma. The girls, ages 14 and 13, pleaded guilty in juvenile court to two counts of second-degree assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, said Roland Walker, an attorney for the older defendant. ...
Enron agrees to pay $35 million to settle allegations (04/29/04)
HOUSTON -- Enron Corp. has agreed to pay $35 million in a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over allegations it sought to illegally manipulate natural gas prices in its trading practices. But the penalty announced Wednesday will go to the back of the line behind thousands of the bankrupt company's other creditors -- meaning the agency won't be paid...
U.S. charges four under new law against 'spam' (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. authorities charged four people in Detroit on Wednesday with e-mailing fraudulent sales pitches for weight-loss products, the first criminal prosecutions under the government's new "can spam" legislation. Court papers identified the four as Daniel J. Lin, James J. Lin, Mark M. Sadek and Christopher Chung, all believed living in suburban Detroit...
Administration won't pursue trade cases (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration said Wednesday it has decided not to investigate allegations of Chinese labor rights violations and currency manipulation, arguing that diplomatic engagement is a better way to combat America's record trade deficit with China. ...
Government - Road deaths up slightly last year (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- Deaths from crashes of motorcycles and sport utility vehicles rose last year, leading to a slight increase in the overall highway fatality count. Preliminary figures show 43,220 people died in auto accidents in 2003 -- the highest number since 1990 when 44,529 died and up slightly from the 42,815 deaths in 2002, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday. ...
Supreme Court hears battle over terror war detainees (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The war on terrorism gives the government power to seize Americans and hold them without charges for as long as it takes to ensure they are not a danger to the nation, the Bush administration told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Attorneys for two men detained by the government argued in reply that fighting terrorists cannot mean a president has unchecked authority to snatch U.S. citizens and hold them without a chance to plead their case...
High school grads' grades rising (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The grades of high school graduates keep climbing, reaching a B average in the latest count, but far less certain are gains in achievement. High school seniors in 2000 finished with a cumulative grade point average of 2.94 out of four possible points, with four equaling an A on the scale schools use, a study shows. A decade earlier, the typical grade point average was 2.68. It rose throughout the 1990s...
Farm subsidies fight brewing (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The government's fight to protect farm subsidies against a World Trade Organization challenge may go on for years, and the subsidies will be safe in the meantime, U.S. trade representative Robert Zoellick said Wednesday. Unless the preliminary report itself is changed, "you can be 100 percent sure we are going to appeal," Zoellick said...
Army finds its store of fresh troops 'getting thin' (04/29/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Army could have a tough time finding more combat troops if they are needed in Iraq. Of the service's 10 active-duty divisions, all or parts of nine are either already in Iraq to serve 12-month tours of duty, or have just returned home in recent weeks after a year's duty...
CBS - Photos show abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers (04/29/04)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- U.S. military police stacked naked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid, and attached wires to one detainee to convince him he might be electrocuted, according to photographs obtained by CBS News which led to criminal charges against six American soldiers...
Fighting flares in parts of Fallujah (04/29/04)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- U.S. warplanes pounded Fallujah with 500-pound laser-guided bombs Wednesday and Marines battled insurgents near a train station and in neighborhoods that had seemed to be quieting. American forces decided to delay potentially dangerous patrols into the besieged city...
Madrid terror suspect linked to U.S. attacks (04/29/04)
MADRID, Spain -- A Moroccan fugitive sought in connection with the March 11 train bombings in Madrid was indicted Wednesday on charges of helping to plan the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States -- the first suspect linked to both attacks. Amer Azizi, 36, helped organize a meeting in northeast Spain in July 2001 that key plotters in the U.S. ...
'Funeral' held for chickens killed in bird flu outbreak (04/29/04)
TOKYO -- Dressed in a black suit and tie, a man asked the roomful of mourners to bow their heads. For a minute, they stood and faced the brightly lit altar in silence. On a stage, piled in a pyramid and surrounded by white daisies and lilies sat the dead: dozens of eggs in clear plastic cartons. ...
Violence in Thailand leaves 112 dead (04/29/04)
PATTANI, Thailand -- A heap of bodies in a bullet-scarred mosque attested to a sharp and sudden upsurge of separatist violence Wednesday in Thailand's Muslim south. While the prime minister said the issues were strictly local, some tied the clashes to the country's support for the war in Iraq. ...
Holocaust survivors urge fighting anti-Semitism (04/29/04)
BERLIN -- Western governments pledged Wednesday to redouble efforts to protect Jews as a 55-nation meeting heard Nazi death camp survivor Elie Wiesel warn of the spreading "disease" of anti-Semitism. Foreign ministers from Germany, Britain and other European countries conceded on the conference's first day that combating anti-Semitism requires a fresh push to educate young people about the Holocaust and punish perpetrators of hate crimes. ...
U.S. will target insurgents using mosques for attacks (04/29/04)
The Associated Press BERLIN -- Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday defended American attacks on mosques and other holy places that are used by insurgents in Iraq, a tactic that has drawn complaints from U.N. officials. "We have an obligation to protect our men," Powell said...
Taking aim at Sikeston (04/29/04)
With a little more than two weeks remaining in the regular season, Sikeston's baseball team has been running away with the SEMO Conference crown. But Sikeston, 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the SEMO Conference, hit a speed bump on Tuesday, dropping its first game of the season in a 5-3 loss to Notre Dame. ...
Bulldogs hammer Fredericktown (04/29/04)
Notre Dame's baseball team backed up Tuesday's victory against previously undefeated Sikeston by pounding host Fredericktown 16-3 on Wednesday. Blake Urhahn pitched a six-hitter and also starred offensively with a home run, three hits and four runs batted in. Urhahn struck out five and walked eight...
SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament (04/29/04)
Schedule Today At Capaha Park: No. 8 New Madrid County vs. No. 9 Scott City, 6 p.m.; No. 7 Kelly vs. No. 10 Chaffee, 8 p.m.Friday At Sikeston, No. 1 Sikeston vs. NMCC-Scott City winner, 6 p.m.; No. 4 Dexter vs. No. 5 Poplar Bluff, 8 p.m. At Central, No. 2 Notre Dame vs. Kelly-Chaffee winner, 4:15 p.m...
Southeast golfers finish last in OVC tournament (04/29/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's golf team finished the Ohio Valley Conference tournament just where it started -- in last place. The Indians, who were 11th among 11 squads for all three days of the 54-hole tournament, finished with a score of 974 at the Country Club of Paducah. That was 23 strokes behind 10th-place Eastern Illinois...
Miles from nowhere (04/29/04)
When Southeast Missouri State University coach Joey Haines recruited Miles Smith, the sprinter appeared to be a diamond in the rough. Although it's still early in the freshman's college track career, many of those ragged edges have already been smoothed out...
Swimming enthusiast puts his cross country background to use (04/29/04)
If it weren't for swimming pools, David Welker would probably lack any sort of social life. Fortunately for Welker, there are swimming pools ... and he's quite fond of them. The 16-year-old sophomore at Jackson High began swimming at age 2, and he generally only leaves the water to eat, sleep and go to school. Welker says his true self is revealed only in the pool...
Senators endorse bill to legalize hand fishing (04/29/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It's illegal, but it happens: People jump into rivers and lakes, blindly stick their hands into logs or dark holes and pull out big fish by their mouths. The practice is called "noodling," and the Missouri Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill that would legalize it in a limited form by allowing hand fishing for catfish and carp during June and July...
Phils win with three in the 9th (04/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-runner Marlon Byrd scored on an infield grounder to snap a tie in the ninth and rookie Ryan Madson threw four innings of one-hit relief, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night...
Sanders settles in with Cardinals (04/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Finally, Reggie Sanders appears to have found a home. The well-traveled outfielder is playing for his seventh team in seven seasons, and he's quickly reached a comfort zone with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team's new right fielder is wrapping up a big first month -- he was second on the team with seven homers and 19 RBIs to go with a .324 average entering Wednesday night's game against the Phillies...
The Cliff's Edge tabbed as favorite (04/29/04)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Cliff's Edge was made the slight 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby and drew the No. 11 post Wednesday. A field of 20 3-year-olds was entered for the 1 1/4-mile race, with undefeated Arkansas Derby winner Smarty Jones the second choice at 9-2...
Area sports calendar 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Baseball Cape Legion/Senior Babe Ruth tryouts: The Cape Girardeau American Legion senior team and Senior Babe Ruth both have tryouts scheduled for 5 p.m. May 16 at Capaha Field. Info: (Legion) Michael Minner, 382-2740; (Babe Ruth) Dave Meyr, 334-7025...
Health calendar 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Today Dr. Chris Jung will speak on sinusitis at 8 p.m. on "Ask your doctor." The call-in medical show airs on cable channel 5. Viewers can call 334-3095 with questions. Saturday Cancer Survivor's Day Celebration at 1:30 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center's Outpatient Care Center. For information, call 331-5327...
Everyday exercise (04/29/04)
Study finds exercise staves off aging effects on the brain By Jonathan Drew * The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Older people who exercise regularly are more likely to maintain the mental sharpness needed to do everyday tasks like follow a recipe and keep track of the pills they take, Ohio State University researchers say...
Study says women feel sexier as years go by (04/29/04)
A lot of today's grannies are enjoying sex more. The Pfizer Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors polled 26,000 people around the world and found that 60 percent of women ages 40 to 80 found sex to be an "important part of their overall life."...
Shelter from the storm (04/29/04)
Southeast Missourian Cari VanAmburg, left, as Baba Yaga, spoke to Nicholas Cutelli, as Prince Ludwig, during Saturday evening's performance of "Rapunzel" in a lower-level hallway of Grauel Building at Southeast Missouri State University. April 29, 2004...
Young artists take spotlight at Dove Awards (04/29/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new wave of Christian artists dominated the 34th annual Gospel Music Association Awards, with MercyMe, Switchfoot, Stacie Orrico and Jeremy Camp among the big winners Wednesday night. MercyMe won a Dove Award -- gospel music's version of the Grammy -- in the coveted artist of the year category, and also took home honors for top group and top pop/contemporary recorded song for "Word of God Speak."...
Art and life - 'Queer As Folk' back with marriage in mind (04/29/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Producers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman figure they have bragging rights when it comes to putting the "queer" into television. Their Showtime drama "Queer As Folk" preceded "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" by three years. Unlike Bravo's G-rated makeover show, Cowen and Lipman also brought steamy, unabashed gay sexuality to TV...
Marie Reeves (04/29/04)
KELSO, Mo. -- Marie D. Reeves, 80, of Kelso died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 25, 1923, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Michael Samuel and Frieda Katherine Koelzer LeGrand. She and Dale Vincent Reeves were married July 3, 1948, at Kelso...
Clyde Hinman (04/29/04)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Clyde L. Hinman, 48, of Mound City died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Mound City. He was born July 6, 1955, in Mound City, son of the Rev. John R. and Bertha Walls Hinman. Hinman was employed by the city of Mound City. He served as a fireman with Mound City Fire and Rescue Department many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a 4-H leader...
Colin Hawkins (04/29/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Colin K. Hawkins, 58, of Sikeston died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 27, 1946, at Sikeston, son of Charles T. "Billy" and Florence J. House Hawkins. He and Patricia Ann Vinson were married Jan. 22, 1971...
Ann Smith (04/29/04)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Ann Smith, 83, of Ullin died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Union County Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Royalton, Ill., daughter of Joseph and Mary Apis Barkus. She and Glenn Smith were married in 1981. Survivors include a stepson, James Smith of Jonesboro, Ill.; numerous stepgrandchildren; great-stepgrandchildren; and great-great-stepgrandchildren...
John Kuss (04/29/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- John M. Kuss, 72, of Sodus, Mich., died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at his home. He was born March 27, 1932, in New Hamburg, son of John M. and Frances Theresa Einsell Kuss Sr. He and Ofilia "Ofie" Abella were married in 1960. Kuss attended Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, receiving a degree in electrical engineering...
Kermit Miller (04/29/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kermit R. Miller, 56, of Perryville died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 6, 1947, in Perry County, Mo., son of William "Bill" and Zelma Keller Miller. He and Theresa Sue Allen were married in 1992 at Higdon, Mo...
Rose Hinkle (04/29/04)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Rose Mary Hinkle, 60, of Dongola died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born July 18, 1943, daughter of David and Opal Elkins Spurlock. Hinkle had been a nurse aide in a nursing home, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church...
Lelia Smothers (04/29/04)
Lelia "Jeri" Smothers, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Samuel H. and Rosa F. Christian McLain. She and John T. Smothers were married June 19, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas...
Carrie Noland (04/29/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Carrie Noland, 51, of Cairo died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the home of a daughter in Paducah, Ky. Massie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Aubrey Whorton (04/29/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Aubrey D. Whorton, 77, of St. Louis, formerly of Oran, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Jean Cavaner (04/29/04)
Leo Jean Cavaner, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Births 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Trickey Daughter to Jason Charles and Sarah Jane Trickey of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:47 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Name, Alexis Sybl Nicole. Weight, 3 pounds. Mrs. Trickey is the former Sarah Benton, daughter of Debbie Benton of Cape Girardeau and Tom Benton of Jackson. She is a graphic designer at Cape Girardeau Printing Co. Trickey is the son of Tom and Karen Mogelnicki and Jim and Tina Trickey, all of Cape Girardeau. He is employed in sales at Station West...
Honor rolls (04/29/04)
Jackson High School Scholastic Honor Roll 12th Grade -- Ashley Bartels, Jonathan Beasley, Tyler Dumey, Emma Evans, Gregory Gholson, Gabriel Gross, Nathaniel Hinchey, Kali Niswonger, Kremer Rampley, Kristin Smith, Angela Welker. 11th grade -- Kathleen Grieshop, Garrett Huck, Rachel Lowes, Lucas McIntosh, Amanda Sutterer, Amber Tenholder...
Cape fire report 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 3:41 p.m., a gas leak at 1715 Georgia. At 8:52 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1435 N. Sprigg. Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 12:07 a.m., a fire alarm at 1000 N. Sprigg...
Sikeston man killed when motorcycle strikes vehicle (04/29/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A 21-year-old Sikeston man was killed in an accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on County Route HH a mile north of Sikeston. William Self's 1984 Suzuki motorcycle struck a 2004 GMC driven by Kellie Martin, 37, also of Sikeston. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Martin was attempting to make a left turn and drove into the path of Self's motorcycle...
Cape police report 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Mark Steven Brimhall, 46, 902 Ward, Caruthersville, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Harold Eugene Mungle, 52, 1202 Rear S. Ellis, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 4/29/04 (04/29/04)
10 years ago: April 29, 1994 For second day in row, severe thunderstorms packing high winds, hail and heavy rain lashed parts of Southeast Missouri yesterday evening; there were isolated reports of funnel clouds in area. Senior vice president with Boyd Gaming Corp., Maunty Collins, says even if there is no riverboat gambling vote to bring games of chance into Missouri casinos in near future, Boyd Gaming will proceed with its original plan for floating casino in Cape Girardeau, featuring games of skill.. ...
Missouri budget - The Bfstplk economy (04/29/04)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Two years ago, we suggested here that Gov. Bob Holden was Missouri's answer to Joe Bfstplk, the guy in the old "L'il Abner" comic strip who walked around with a rain cloud over his head. For more than three years now, Mr. Holden has had Bfstplkian luck with the state economy. He took office in January 2001, just as the national economy was heading into the tank. He had to order cutbacks and withhold money for three straight budget years...
Stealing your money (04/29/04)
With high-tech assistance, scams have kept up with the electronic age. Con men used to be content to bilk people out of their money by offering them easy ways to make it. The come-on might be 25 cents for each envelope you stuff without having to leave home. "Earn $250 for stuffing 1,000 envelopes while watching TV," the ads in the backs of magazines promised...
Government can't proscribe religion (04/29/04)
To the editor: An objective examination of American history demonstrates that when bashing has been done, it has been done by Christians who used Bible beliefs to create and then justify slavery laws, laws which disenfranchised women, Sunday Blue Laws and liquor laws, sodomy laws, anti-interracial and same-sex marriage laws, prayer in public school laws and the "under God" change in the Pledge of Allegiance...
Autism problems are nationwide (04/29/04)
To the editor: This is in response to the article, "Cases of child autism have increased 850 percent in Missouri." I live in Wisconsin. There hasn't been any state prevalence testing in Wisconsin either. The problems you talk about are national, not just in Missouri...
Missouri taking steps on vaccine (04/29/04)
To the editor: House Bill 852 in Missouri would take a big step toward making childhood vaccines safer by forcing the pharmaceutical industry to stop using mercury as a preservative. The influenza vaccine recommended for all children has 25 micrograms of this highly toxic substance and should be illegal...
Need diagnosis to get services (04/29/04)
To the editor: Thanks for the great article on autism. I have two children who are defined by the school district here as having autism. The team at Knights of Columbus Developmental Center has also diagnosed them this way. There are many children who lose thier labels when they enter kindergarten for a variety of reasons, but it seems mostly to do with money. ...
Speak Out 04/29/04 (04/29/04)
Best high school musical HATS OFF to Notre Dame Regional High School for its production of "Crazy for You." It was magnificent -- by far the best high school musical I've seen. The Southeast Missourian review did not do the show justice. Moron's minimum...
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