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Cape City Council to decide on tax holiday (05/06/04)
Following a vote this week by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce board of directors to unanimously back a sales tax holiday in August, the city council gets its turn. Council members are expected to decide the issue at their May 17 meeting. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian...
Central Jr. High prepares for whole new world with 'Aladdin' (05/06/04)
Central Junior High School's musical "Aladdin" will takes the audience to a land of magic carpets and genies, sultans, princesses and harem girls, to a whole new world of wonderful sights and sounds. Involved in transporting the audience to that land are nearly 175 junior high students who have some role in the production, whether as actors, production staff or in the choir...
Greeks participate in events to benefit charities (05/06/04)
Southeast Missouri Greek Week, held annually at Southeast Missouri State University, celebrates membership in the Greek community. Fraternity and sorority members at Southeast volunteered at the Special Olympics, collected food and money for donation, participated in Girls and Boys Club activities, cleaned up area parks, conducted a blood drive and sponsored the first "Throw a Pie" contest. More than 1,200 hours of service was volunteered during Greek Week...
Research = time on hold (05/06/04)
Monday marked the debut of a column -- "Fact or fiction?" -- on Page 2A welcoming questions of about any kind from Southeast Missourian readers. Feedback is already coming in positive, although I think the interest is more about the concept than the first installment...
Community cuisine 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Fried chicken, ham on menu at Daisy meal The New Salem United Methodist Church at Daisy will hold a fried chicken and ham supper beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes fried chicken, ham, potato salad, green beans, corn, slaw, bread and cake. Children 5 and under eat free...
Interior improvements planned for courthouse (05/06/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Commissioners looked over invitations to bid on installing central heating and air conditioning for the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday. A pre-bid conference will be held May 13; bids are due and will be opened at 11 a.m. ...
New Madrid County takes concealed gun applications (05/06/04)
Standard Democrat NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Residents of New Madrid County wanting to carry concealed weapons can begin making applications. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens announced Tuesday his department will accept applications for concealed firearms permits. Individuals wishing to apply for a concealed gun permit must have a copy of a certificate of completion of firearm safety course and show proof of residency in New Madrid County...
Guard absence impacts families (05/06/04)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Four months into the deployment of the 1140th Engineer Battalion, family members continue to adjust to life without their loved ones. As parents adapt to the dual responsibilities of both mom and dad, sometimes it's the children who are unintentionally taking a backseat in the transition...
Hospital honors hospice volunteer (05/06/04)
Submitted photo During National Volunteer Week Visiting Nurse Association Hospice of Southeast Missouri honored volunteers. Pictured from left, are, Linda Biggs Hospice volunteer coordinator; John Marshall volunteer and Sister Mary F. Reis Hospice chaplain.Southeast Missourian...
Community briefs 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Tracy's Place features Patrick Rafferty on guitar Guitarist Patrick Rafferty will play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Tracy's Place, 127 W. Main St., Jackson. For more information, call 243-9299. Cape County Republican women meeting Friday The Cape County Republican Women's monthly meeting is planned for Friday at the Grecian Steak House in Cape Girardeau. ...
Parents Without Partners sets May calendar (05/06/04)
Southeast Missouri The local Parents Without Partners group has planned the following events for May: Line dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, as well as May 19 and 26, at Circle S Saddle Co. in Gordonville. A general meeting orientation and discussion is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Riverside Regional Library...
Jackson still recovering from tornado (05/06/04)
As quickly as the F-3 tornado arrived, it moved on, but signs of its destruction remain. By Bob Miller Southeast Missourian The tornado could have killed anyone in its path. Firefighter Steve Grant. Fork lift driver Jeff Grammer. Handyman Danny Davis. They practically shook hands with the twister. Met it up close. Bowed to its face and begged for mercy...
Youngster, 5, struck by car in Cape (05/06/04)
A 5-year-old boy was injured when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to Cape Girardeau police, the child, Charles Seabaugh, was riding his bicycle south on Evondale Drive around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A car driven by Kyle A. Thomas, of 2208 Nottingham, made a left turn onto Evondale from Nottingham, then backed up. The driver apparently did not see the child and struck him. Seabaugh was reported to be in good condition Wednesday morning. No tickets were issued...
Bootheel cities could get ownership of Guard armories (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri National Guard armories in Bernie, Caruthersville and Dexter could soon be converted into community centers and public meeting halls under legislation the Senate approved on Wednesday. The bill, a version of which the House of Representatives has already passed, would transfer ownership of the armories from the state to the city in which each is located at no cost...
SEMO gives gymnastic boost to special education children (05/06/04)
The climb was long and arduous. But when 6-year-old Hunter topped the mountain of gymnastic mats, he smiled and enthusiastically clapped his hands, a skill the Jackson boy just recently learned. "I wasn't sure if he'd be scared climbing the mats or not," said his mother, Sandy Ross, watching from the sidelines in the Parker Hall gym at Southeast Missouri State University...
Storm prompts area ministers to get extra training to meet need (05/06/04)
Out of last year's tornado in Jackson came the realization that another area of emergency preparedness was needed: spiritual support in the aftermath of a disaster. Out of that recognition has grown an informal group of about a dozen local ministers who took special training from the American Red Cross so that in the event of another disaster, they can offer a systematic, long-term support system for victims...
Southeast cuts mascot list to hawks, wolves (05/06/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's future identity may take the shape of a bird or a beast. A university committee narrowed its nickname list to two -- red hawks and red wolves -- from five Wednesday as it considers possible replacements for Southeast's longtime Indian and Otahkian nicknames...
Cape VFW kicks off fund-raising drive for new building (05/06/04)
Since the 1930s, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau has been helping people, veterans and civilians alike. Every year they donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to the causes of a long list of organizations and individuals. But this year, the reassessment of an aging and increasingly inadequate building has led the members of the VFW to put themselves on that list...
First Friday event to include talk on local tax issues (05/06/04)
The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly First Friday Coffee tomorrow at the Show Me Center. This month's program will feature a discussion of Cape Girardeau's upcoming tax issues and the launching of Shape Up Cape. A continental breakfast kicks things off at 7:15 a.m. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m...
House passes overhaul of child welfare system (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the second time this session, the House has passed legislation overhauling the state's system of handling alleged cases of child abuse and neglect. The 170-page bill, prompted by the 2002 death of Springfield foster child Dominic James, would clarify the evidence needed before someone is placed on the state's child abuse registry. It would also open many records and court proceedings to the public...
Senate passes new child kidnapping provision (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill prompted by a prosecutor's frustration in a child abduction case moved closer Wednesday to final passage. The legislation creates the crime of "child kidnapping," which would apply in cases where a child under 14 is taken without a parent's consent. ...
Leaky dam in region spawns repair project (05/06/04)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- The U.S. Corps of Engineers wants to build a $90 million concrete wall to halt seepage that is threatening a Southeast Missouri dam. The source of concern is the Clearwater Lake Dam near Piedmont, which opened in 1948 to control flooding along the Black River. Corps officials are worried that another major flood like those in 1993 and 1995 could cause the dam to break...
Auditor - No tax refunds under Hancock Amendment (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There will be no tax refunds for Missourians this year under the revenue-capping provisions of the Hancock Amendment to the state constitution. State Auditor Claire McCaskill's confirmation Wednesday of the lack of tax refunds came as little surprise, considering that state revenue fell during the 2003 fiscal year -- the second straight declining year...
Senate passes bill to help mobile home residents (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Owners of mobile home parks would have to give residents at least four months' notice before forcing them off the property in most cases, under a bill passed by the Senate and sent back to the House on Wednesday. Mobile home residents have complained for years of being forced to move with little to no notice. ...
Senate OKs large farm regulation, sends measure back to House (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Legislation revising Missouri's laws on large animal feeding operations and creating a process for adoption of stricter local rules won Senate passage Wednesday. Approved on a 24-9 vote, the bill brings state law in line with federal regulations and definitions for large farms whose chief business is feeding and breeding large numbers of livestock...
Both parties looking for bump from good Missouri economy (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a couple of years of job losses during a gloomy economy, the chief executive is now touting recent growth as he ramps up his re-election campaign. Republican President George W. Bush? Yes, but also Democratic Missouri Gov. Bob Holden, who although of a different party and citing different reasons, is nonetheless tying his election hopes to the same economic improvement as the president...
Doctors learning how to break bad news (05/06/04)
PEORIA, Ill. -- When Dr. Julie Wohrley was in medical school almost 20 years ago, there was no lesson on breaking bad news to patients. In fact, she was taught never to show emotion, even when saying the worst. "There was no formal education. We mostly learned while we were caring for people, on the job," said Wohrley, a pediatric intensivist at Peoria's St. Francis Medical Center...
Blackbirds causing problems for farmers (05/06/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Farmers in parts of Southeast Missouri are busy replanting corn, thanks to some pesky blackbirds. "Birds are always a challenge," said agronomist Anthony Ohmes of the University of Missouri Extension office in Charleston. "It's very frustrating to see the birds out there."...
Bill on hospital infection reporting clears Senate (05/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hospitals would be required to report their rates of hospital-acquired infections under legislation that won final approval in the Senate on Wednesday. The bill, sent to Gov. Bob Holden on a 31-0 vote, directs state health officials to collect the reports and make the information public starting in late 2006. ...
Shopping trip gets teacher in trouble (05/06/04)
FERGUSON, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis high school teacher has been suspended for taking seven students on an unauthorized shopping trip for more than two hours, leaving five students unsupervised in her classroom. Ferguson-Florissant School District officials have declined to publicly identify the McCluer South-Berkeley High School teacher, who is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into last Friday's matter...
'Freedom Tower' work starts July 4 (05/06/04)
NEW YORK -- Developers of the Freedom Tower will break ground on the 1,776-foot skyscraper at the World Trade Center site on July 4, Gov. George Pataki said Wednesday. The July 4 date is well ahead of Pataki's stated goal of breaking ground by late summer...
Learning how to be late (05/06/04)
And then there was the Penn State student who used the "death in the family" excuse once too often. "It was an Italian student," recalled Carol Shloss, an English professor of 30 years who now teaches at Stanford. "Every time he had a paper due, he had a grandmother who had died. That was a three-strikes-you're-out rule. You don't have three grandmothers -- not in an Italian family."...
Interest rates head higher before formal Fed shift (05/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- Consumers will not have to wait until this summer to see what kind of impact a Federal Reserve decision to move to higher interest rates would have on their pocketbooks. The Fed's policy of telegraphing its intentions has already sent consumer rates higher...
Man recovering after six nails driven into his head (05/06/04)
LOS ANGELES -- A construction worker had six nails driven into his head in an accident with a high-powered nail gun, but doctors said Wednesday they expect him to make a full recovery. Isidro Mejia made his first public appearance Wednesday since the April 19 accident that left him with 3 1/2-inch nails embedded in his face, neck and skull. He told reporters in Spanish from his wheelchair that he does not remember much about the accident, but is grateful to be alive...
$25 billion sought for next year's Iraq, Afghan war costs (05/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration asked Congress Wednesday for a $25 billion down payment for next year's U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a retreat from the White House's earlier plans not to seek the money until after the November elections...
Prescription drug leader says legalize imports (05/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- Breaking with others in his industry, the chief executive of CVS Pharmacy called Wednesday for legalizing imports of prescription drugs. The statement by the nation's largest wholesale purchaser of prescription medicines came a day after the Bush administration's health secretary said legalizing imports appears inevitable. ...
Bush acknowledges mistakes, offers no Iraq abuse apology (05/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging mistakes but stopping short of an apology, President Bush told the Arab world on Wednesday that Americans are appalled by the abuse and deaths of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers. He promised that "justice will be delivered."...
Pakistan authorities uncover plot to hijack plane (05/06/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani intelligence has uncovered a plot by a small band of terrorists to hijack and possibly blow up a plane bound for the United Arab Emirates, the prime minister said Wednesday, prompting the nation to put its airports on "red alert."...
Developments in Iraq on Wednesday (05/06/04)
U.S.-led forces launched an assault against militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, raiding hideouts in the holy city of Karbala. U.S. military officials said 10 al-Sadr followers were killed. U.S. troops fought al-Sadr fighters outside a cemetery where more than 50 militiamen took part in the shooting, ambushing three U.S. Humvees. As the Americans returned fire, mourners who had come to bury their dead in Najaf's sprawling cemetery ran for safety...
Prison commander apologizes for abuse of Iraqi inmates (05/06/04)
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the abuse of prisoners by American guards and said he will invite observers from the Red Cross and Iraqi government into Abu Ghraib prison. Inmates shouted protests about mistreatment as Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller led journalists through the lockup, the scene of photographs that showed Iraqi prisoners being abused by smiling U.S. guards...
World briefs 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Three bombs explode in Athens within half hour ATHENS, Greece -- Three bombs exploded outside a police station Wednesday in a series of timed blasts, causing serious damage and rattling security forces just 100 days before the Olympic Games. No injuries were reported. ...
Astronaut - Work program needed to justivy extended space stays (05/06/04)
STAR CITY, Russia -- American astronaut Michael Foale, just back from six months aboard the international space station, said Wednesday that only a demanding work program would justify spending a full year in space. Russia is pressing NASA to agree to extend crew stints on the space station from the current six months to one year, which would free up places on its Soyuz crew capsules for paying space tourists...
Two Britons, interpreter killed in Afghan attack (05/06/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two British election workers and their Afghan interpreter were slain Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan, the first fatalities in a string of assaults on U.N. staff preparing for crucial balloting. The United Nations said the killings would slow a drive to register some 10 million Afghans for the September vote, but officials promised to press on despite the surging Taliban-led violence...
South Africa's government faulted for surging AIDS deaths (05/06/04)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Sindiswa Moya has already buried her boyfriend because of AIDS. Now the former police officer battles for her own life. In an open letter to President Thabo Mbeki, Moya made a desperate plea for medicine. "My immune system is weak and I am running out of time," the 34-year-old wrote in a recent edition of The Sunday Times newspaper...
Rams rolls past Cubs (05/06/04)
Scott City's Andy Stephens held Bell City to three hits over seven innings as Scott City's baseball team picked up a 7-1 victory over the host Cubs. Stephens struck out 11. Matt Schaefer had two hits for Scott City (6-8), and Ryan Glastetter had a solo home run...
Southeast softball edges Eastern Illinois (05/06/04)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team closed in on a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament by beating host Eastern Illinois 2-1 Wednesday. The Otahkians (15-31, 10-11) remained in sixth place among 10 squads, and they lead seventh-place Austin Peay by three games. Both squads have three regular-season games remaining. The top six finishers qualify for the tournament...
Otahkians will attempt to repeat as champs (05/06/04)
Southeast Missouri State University track and field coach Joey Haines fully expects his women's team to capture its second consecutive Ohio Valley Conference outdoor title and its third straight OVC championship overall. But, for the first time in a while, Haines also expects Southeast's men's squad to challenge for a conference crown when the league's outdoor meet takes place this weekend at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Action begins at 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday...
Heddell shoots for OVC titles Nos. 9, 10 (05/06/04)
Jay Heddell is getting married next month, he's graduating May 15 and he's already got eight Ohio Valley Conference titles in his pocket. Life is indeed sweet for Southeast Missouri State University's senior who ranks among the top shot put and discus athletes in school history...
Bumps, bruises and broken bones are just part of rugby (05/06/04)
A broken finger, a broken ankle, a dislocated shoulder, scrapes, bruises and black eyes don't bother Joey Hann ... as long as they're from rugby. "It's just a part of the sport," he said. "It's a risk that everyone understands. Everyone's dedicated enough to the sport to risk those injuries."...
Philly's Bell clangs Birds (05/06/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- With one swing, David Bell made up for a rare tough night in the field. Bell tied a career-high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night...
Clemens moves to No. 2 on all-time strikeout list (05/06/04)
The Associated Press HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens moved into second place on the career strikeouts list behind fellow Houston-area native Nolan Ryan and became the first six-game winner in the majors, leading the Houston Astros over Pittsburgh 6-2 Wednesday night...
MLB allows advertising on bases for upcoming season (05/06/04)
NEW YORK -- Spider-Man is coming to a base near you. In the latest example of a sponsor's stamp on the sports world, ads for the movie "Spider-Man 2" will be placed atop bases at 15 major league ballparks during games from June 11 to 13. The promotion, announced Wednesday, is part of baseball's pitch to appeal to younger fans -- and make money along the way...
Sports briefs 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Baseball Mike Piazza broke Carlton Fisk's major league record for home runs as a catcher Wednesday night, hitting No. 352 in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants. Piazza drove a 3-1 pitch from Jerome Williams off the bottom of the scoreboard in right-center to give the New York Mets a 1-0 lead. ...
Local bodybuilders earn recognition (05/06/04)
Four members of the Southeast Missouri Bodybuilding team placed in the top six at the NPC Grand Prix event Saturday in Rockford, Ill. Ron McCubbin of the Southeast Missouri Bodybuilding Team placed first in the novice class bantamweight division (143 1/4 pounds and below) at the NPC Grand Prix...
Area calendar 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Baseball Jackson Senior Babe Ruth: Tryouts for the Jackson Senior Babe Ruth will be Saturday and May 15. Sessions will be 1-3 p.m. at the Jackson Legion Field. Open to players 16 to 19 prior to Aug. 1. Players fee is $80. Info: Rick Chastain, 204-1134...
Area sports digest 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Hemperly records ace at Cape Country Club Bob Hemperly of Cape Girardeau shot a hole in one on Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Hemperly used a 6 iron on the sixth hole, which plays 135 yards. Bill Gerecke, Morris Osburn and Ken Brockett were witnesses...
Program offers area athletes a chance for acceleration (05/06/04)
Faster is better when it means the difference between winning and losing or breaking a school record. Area athletes are participating in a program called Acceleration at St. Francis Medical Center that helps build speed and stamina. The program is open to high school and college students and recreational athletes, and helps turn them into better athletes. An open house is planned Tuesday at the Center for Rehabilitation...
Why some women lose interest in intimacy (05/06/04)
My intensive study of mature female sexuality, reported in last week's column, produced some interesting results. The modern mature woman likes sex and wants it in her life. But the one catch in this rosy picture of healthy sexuality is that many of these same women didn't necessarily have the desire for it. We've even got a name for this condition, and it's not called a headache. It is called FSAD: Female Sexual Arousal Disorder...
Study - Drug for preemies' lung problems can damage their brain (05/06/04)
A common steroid treatment for premature babies with lung problems can damage their brains and slow their growth, the first long-term study of the practice found. The bodies of many premature babies do not yet make a chemical that keeps the lungs from collapsing when the infants exhale. Respirators keep them breathing but can stretch the fragile lungs. This causes inflammation and other damage, contributing to chronic lung disease...
Health calendar 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Today Blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Notre Dame Regional High School, sponsored by the National Honor Society. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Blood pressure screening at 10 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center, sponsored by the Generations Family Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Archangels can come and go (05/06/04)
May 6, 2004 Dear Leslie, I never ride in DC's pickup truck. That's because the passenger seat is stacked with papers from her offices, gardening tools, ceramic knickknacks she hasn't told me about yet and the detritus of her four-hour weekly commute to Southern Illinois. The floorboard on the passenger side is layered with more of the same. There really is no passenger side...
Colleen Lowry (05/06/04)
Colleen R. Lowry, 78, of Jackson died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at her home. She was born March 15, 1926, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of Collie E. and Farris Wallace Norris. She and Byford Lowry were married April 13, 1956, in Cobden. He died May 22, 2001...
Ruby Ashcraft (05/06/04)
BROWNWOOD, Mo. -- Ruby F. Ashcraft, 91, of Brownwood died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born July 1, 1912, at Brownwood, daughter of Lyman and Elsie Taylor Pritchett. She and J.B. "Bill" Ashcraft were married Oct. 1, 1929. He preceded her in death...
Lloyd Shular (05/06/04)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Lloyd Lee Shular, 67, of Grassy died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1937, at Bollinger County, son of Lee and Clara Shular. He was married to Anna Shular, who died Feb. 18. Shular was a commercial construction worker...
Mamie Aubuchon (05/06/04)
BLOOMSDALE, Mo. -- Mamie M. Aubuchon, 84, of Bloomsdale died Monday, May 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., daughter of James and Annie Akins Carron. She married Henry Aubuchon, who preceded her in death...
Joyce Shumpert (05/06/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Joyce A. Shumpert, 61, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 7, 1942, at Ancell, Mo., daughter of Rufus and Ethel Stone Sanford. She and Charles Shumpert were married Oct. 15, 1968, in Scott City...
Pauline Archer (05/06/04)
Pauline Elizabeth Archer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1926, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of Orville and Nellie Pankey Lynn. She and Charles Elvis Archer were married May 13, 1944, in Piggott, Ark. He died Oct. 31, 1983...
Richard Hildebrand (05/06/04)
Richard E. Hildebrand, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bill Tipton (05/06/04)
Bill W. Tipton, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at his home. He was born May 19, 1923, in Tiptonville, Tenn., son of James W. and Annie-Laurie Montgomery Tipton. He and Patsy Bode were married Dec. 22, 1946, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. They were married more than 57 years...
Lester Simmons (05/06/04)
After a courageous battle with emphysema more than 45 years and most recently cancer, Lester Raymond Simmons, 78, of Scott City passed away peacefully, Monday, May 3, 2004, from this earth at his home. He was born April 10, 1926, son of Otis and Reatha Davis Simmons. He and Dortha Rogers were married Nov. 19, 1949. He and Delories Spriggs Cochran were married April 7, 1961, and would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary...
Mary Brown (05/06/04)
A memorial service for Mary Virginia Brown of Jackson will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. Brown, 50, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Cape police report 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Gary D. Morris, 27, 808 S. Pacific, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary and second-degree stealing. Thomas J. Matthews, Jr., 42, 1919 Old Sprigg, was arrested Monday on a St. Francois County warrant for failure to appear for failing to cover and secure his vehicle load...
Out of the past 5/6/04 (05/06/04)
10 years ago: May 6, 1994 Southeast Missouri State University and one of its former fraternities, Kappa Alpha Psi, are being sued for damages by parents of student who died earlier this year after alleged hazing beating. Don Harrison, president of Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, was honored this week for endowment he provided to College of Business; Harrison's donation and subsequent naming of college in his honor was announced last fall...
Abuse and discipline (05/06/04)
The Kansas City Star Those responsible for abusing Iraqi detainees at a prison near Baghdad should be held accountable and punished. Reports of the abuses and the disturbing photos of naked Iraqi prisoners posed next to leering Americans have done incalculable damage to the U.S. mission in Iraq...
Answered prayers (05/06/04)
National Day of Prayer provides an opportunity for communities throughout the land to seek divine guidance and spiritual answers to our most important questions. On this National Day of Prayer, our nation finds itself waging a War on Terror. "Let Freedom Ring," the theme of this year's event, could be a battle cry. It also could be a prayer, an entreaty to God to guide this sweet land of liberty...
Insurance costs affecting doctors (05/06/04)
To the editor: Doctors in many areas are being robbed of their profession by the high cost of malpractice insurance. Picture, if you will, becoming critically ill and faced with no doctor. Picture also the need of surgery and no surgeon. Imagine a car accident, a serious train derailment or an airline disaster with no doctors. That's exactly what can take place should the cost of malpractice insurance continue to rise...
Veto puts lawyers ahead of health (05/06/04)
To the editor: The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry was extremely disappointed in Gov. Bob Holden's veto of House Bill 1304, which would have provided much-needed civil justice reform for Missourians. For the second year in a row, the governor has chosen to ignore Missouri's employers -- especially the medical community -- by vetoing this legislation. ...
Don't stop shots; ban thimerosal (05/06/04)
To the editor: In regard to your recent series of articles on autism, you presented both sides of the vaccine debate. However, a recent Speak Out caller contends that our nation is plagued by a terrible myth: "Vaccines are somehow connected with autism." The Southeast Missourian highlighted several studies during the series that both refute and support this hypothesis...
Indian has had utmost respect (05/06/04)
To the editor: Regarding the team nicknames and mascot at Southeast Missouri State University: There is a deep history shared between the university and the Indian culture. An Indian statue was once placed on top of Houck Stadium. The statue was given to the university during my term as president of the board of regents. ...
Speak Out 05/06/04 (05/06/04)
Act of kindness I WOULD like to thank the kind stranger who paid for my purchases at Carol's Hallmark at Town Plaza. The thoughtfulness made me and the employees want to return the gesture by being kind to someone else. Thank you from the young mother in a hurry...
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