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Schools short in speech pathology (01/10/05)
Rarely a week goes by when Leslie Buck doesn't receive a phone call or letter from someone begging to hire her. Most offer more money and better benefits than she currently receives. It's a temptation that speech language pathologists in Buck's position -- those working in public schools -- face around the country...
Mayor - Cape must address Lexington Ave. bottleneck (01/10/05)
Traffic congestion has made the Lexington Avenue/Route W intersection a driver's nightmare and sparked frustration from Cape Girardeau's mayor. "I am at this point sick and tired of defending it to citizens because I can't," Mayor Jay Knudtson said. "I feel it is a terribly cumbersome and confusing interchange that we are asking citizens to navigate through. We need to do something about it."...
Organizers prepare King day celebrations (01/10/05)
As the national holiday bearing his name approaches, Cape Girardeau is gearing up for a series of events to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even now, nearly 40 years after his death, it's important to remember what King died for, said Debra Mitchell-Braxton, a key organizer for commemoration events...
Miss Scott County Teen USA places in the Miss Mo. Teen Pageant (01/10/05)
High school senior Abbie Cook recently competed in the Miss Missouri Teen Pageant along with 63 other girls and placed in the top 15 at the event held Dec. 10 through 12 in Kansas City, Mo. The result was a $35,200 scholarship to Lindenwood University, where Cook had planned to attend prior to receiving the scholarship...
Bumper bowling builds bonds for single-parent families (01/10/05)
With the holidays over and the winter cold settling in, isolation and loneliness are likely to follow. Determined to beat those feelings, a group of single parents and their children ventured to the Jackson Main Street Bowling Lanes Sunday. Most were new members of Parents Without Partners, yet they felt right at home among the crowd...
Two tiers of youth (01/10/05)
It doesn't happen often, but sometimes a child younger than 12 gets in trouble with authorities and is referred to the juvenile office. Although children under 12 may commit a serious offense, juvenile officers and counselors who work with children say they must be treated differently from teenagers...
Community digest 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
US Bank supports New Vision Youth; Time to stock up on Girl Scout cookies; Jackson foundation to hold Winter Showcase; Volunteer training on Missouri tax credit forms; Caring Council meeting to feature guest speaker; Explore past lives at Perryville workshop; Zonta Club of Cape holds trivia night fund raiser; Eighth annual trivia night held in Scott City
Community Q&A 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
* Name: Susan Swartwout...
Military digest 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
Navy Seamen David M. Dean and Jonathan S. Huffman recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Dean is the son of Carol and Don Dean of Cape Girardeau. He is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. Huffman is the son of Daphene R. and Stephen L. Huffman of Thebes, Ill. He is a 2004 graduate of Egyptian High School of Tamms, Ill. During the eight-week program they completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction....
NCAA gives initial nod to 12-game schedule (01/10/05)
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- While most of the proposals from basketball coaches seeking more access to players and prospects will get further consideration from the NCAA, they are a long way from gaining final approval. "The details are in place," NCAA Division I vice president David Berst said Sunday. "Work has to be done in trust-gap issues. That is the impediment we need to overcome."...
Bipartisan calls have hollow ring (01/10/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On opening day of the legislative session, the Missouri House speaker looked down from the dais at the scores of seated lawmakers and issued a call for cooperation. The first thing "that should be cut is all the partisan fighting," the speaker implored while referring specifically to budget battles of the past. Then to the governor, the speaker offered: "I am extending a hand. Let's leave last year's fights to last year."...
Missouri's high imprisonment rate costs taxpayers (01/10/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One in 20 adult males is either behind bars or on parole in Missouri, and more Missourians are behind bars per capita than any state outside the South, according to new U.S. Department of Justice statistics. An analysis of the Justice Department data by The Kansas City Star found Missouri to have the eighth-highest imprisonment rate in the country. Missouri prisons have about 15,000 nonviolent offenders locked up, costing taxpayers about $195 million a year...
Preschoolers become focus in fight against childhood obesity (01/10/05)
ST. LOUIS -- When Jane Kostelc first started visiting families at home and asking about their eating habits, she wondered if she wasn't overstepping: "I felt like it was really none of my business what they ate for breakfast," she said. But it wasn't long before families were pulling cans out of their pantries as she showed them techniques to read food labels, or flipped through their newspapers with her to check what items on sale might improve their dietary choices...
Audits show oil-for-food program poorly managed by U.N. (01/10/05)
NEW YORK -- Internal audits sent to the director of the Iraq oil-for-food program uncovered extensive mismanagement of multimillion-dollar deals with contractors and fraudulent paperwork by its employees, according to copies of some of the reports. But because the United Nations had released the 56 audits carried out during the course of the $60 billion program to only a small number of U.N. ...
No standing in unemployment line for departing Cabinet members (01/10/05)
WASHINGTON -- Departing members of President Bush's Cabinet will not have to scour the classifieds to find plum jobs. Secretary of State Colin Powell can revive a lucrative book-writing and public speaking career. Homeland Defense Secretary Tom Ridge and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will be highly sought in the corporate world because of their background and connections...
Feminists, critics agree times are tough for women's movement (01/10/05)
NEW YORK -- America's feminist leaders and their critics agree on at least one current political fact: These are daunting times for the women's movement as it braces for another term of an administration it desperately wanted to topple. "The next four years are going to be tough, so we must be tougher," National Organization for Women president Kim Gandy recently told supporters. "Our health, our rights, and our democracy are teetering on the brink."...
Nation briefs 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
Storms gives Sierra most snowfall in 90 years; Three dead, one missing after tug sinks in Pa.; Railroad car in S.C. still leaking toxic gas; Sailor dead after nuclear submarine runs aground
Battered woman denied divorce because of pregnancy (01/10/05)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- When Shawnna Hughes discovered she was pregnant, her husband was in jail for beating her. She sought a divorce before his release, and he did not object -- but a judge did. Superior Court Judge Paul Bastine revoked Hughes' divorce until after she gives birth because her husband was not told she was going to have a child and paternity had not been established...
Africa's longest-running conflict ends (01/10/05)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Sudanese leaders have signed a peace deal that, if implemented, will end Africa's longest-running conflict and transform politics in a nation which has spent 40 of the last 50 years at war with itself. Turning the incredibly detailed agreement into reality, though, may prove more difficult than the eight years of talks required to draft it...
Hopes for peace after tsunamis diminish (01/10/05)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Indonesia warned aid workers Sunday that separatist rebels have taken shelter in camps for survivors, while a burst of violence hit Sri Lanka, signaling a potential resurgence of long-simmering rebellions in both tsunami-hit countries that could hamper help for victims of the 2-week-old disaster...
Government spending millions on Guantanamo facility (01/10/05)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The U.S. prison camp for terror suspects is taking on a look of permanence as the mission marks its third year Tuesday, with plans for a new $25 million prison facility, $1.7 million psychiatric wing and a permanent guard force...
World briefs 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
Afghanistan weighing amnesty for drug lords; U.S. pressuring China to crack down on piracy; Eight killed in battle at Iraq checkpoint; At least 13 dead after storm lashes Europe; Sixteen charged with plotting terror in Jordan
Exit polls give Abbas decisive win in Palestinian election (01/10/05)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Mahmoud Abbas was elected Palestinian Authority president by a wide margin Sunday, exit polls showed, giving him a decisive mandate to renew peace talks with Israel, rein in militants and try to end more than four years of Mideast bloodshed...
Jackson wrestlers continue strong year (01/10/05)
Jackson had two first-place finishers and placed second overall out of 12 teams at the two-day Marquette Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis County, which concluded Saturday. Justin Miller (119 pounds) and Cody Rouse (152) took home first-place finishes for the Indians. ...
A wild-card team, Rams appear to be hitting stride (01/10/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The confounding Rams are suddenly on a roll. They're the first .500 team to win a playoff game and they're on a three-game winning streak, all against playoff teams. "The last three weeks this is a different team than the previous 14 weeks," coach Mike Martz said. "This is kind of who I think we are."...
Green Bay packs it in (01/10/05)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Randy Moss stuck around for every sweet second this time. Moss caught two touchdown passes, making good on his promise to atone for walking off the field last week while his teammates were trying to win their regular season finale, and the Vikings rolled to a 31-17 upset victory over the stunned Packers on Sunday...
Slow-starting Appleby repeats at Mercedes (01/10/05)
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- With his left leg in pain and his wife expecting their first child, Stuart Appleby almost didn't return to the Mercedes Championships to defend his title. Then he shot 74 in the first round, another reason to have stayed home in Australia...
Colts blister Broncos early, cruise to 49-24 win (01/10/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Even with his favorite option, Marvin Harrison, shut down early, Peyton Manning was unstoppable Sunday. Almost everywhere else Manning looked, he saw something he liked. Manning simply turned to Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark in building an insurmountable first-half lead. The NFL Offensive Player of the Year had 457 yards passing, second most in playoffs history, in Indianapolis' 49-24 victory over Denver...
Beltran, Mets agree to basics of 7-year deal (01/10/05)
NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran and the New York Mets agreed Sunday to try to structure a $119 million, seven-year contract, a lawyer involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press. The sides agreed that the deal will include an $11 million signing bonus, the source said on condition of anonymity...
True test awaits Manning, Colts (01/10/05)
The long-range weather report for Foxboro, Mass., next Sunday is partly cloudy with temperatures from 20 to 30 degrees. Not exactly the RCA Dome this week: no wind and 72. Yes, Peyton Manning is great, the best active NFL quarterback and moving up the list of the best ever...
Sports briefs 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
Baseball...
First quarter may have 'conservative' job market (01/10/05)
Some call it conservative. Some might call it a step back. Fresh off the weekend news that employers hired workers in 2004 at the fastest pace in five years, the new Manpower Employment Outlook Survey suggests that at least the first part of 2005 won't be as sunny...
Box office surprises win at People's Choice Awards (01/10/05)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Two controversial films that defied the odds to earn millions at the box office joined a familiar green ogre to take top honors at the 31st annual People's Choice Awards on Sunday. The Michael Moore film "Fahrenheit 9/11," which took a critical look at President Bush's actions after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, won the favorite movie award, while Mel Gibson's explicit "The Passion of the Christ" won in the favorite drama category...
Business memo 01/10/05 (01/10/05)
Soybean rust topic of meeting Thursday...
Favoring the affordable (01/10/05)
LAS VEGAS The world's premier consumer electronics show wouldn't be complete without the fanciful and outlandish: A smart oven preserved and cooked meals based on remote commands, while a 102-inch plasma TV -- taller than the 8-foot walls in many homes -- inspired ooohs and aaahs from couch potatoes...
Local motorcycle dealers seeing more women buyers (01/10/05)
For years, Michelle Eakin sat quietly in the back seat watching the world go by as her husband had most of the fun in the front seat of their Harley. But since Eakin began buying her own motorcycles in 1998, she doesn't take a back seat to any man...
Exchange traded funds hit milestone in 2004 (01/10/05)
NEW YORK -- It wasn't a bad year for conventional mutual funds, but exchange traded funds experienced dramatic growth in 2004, raking in an unprecedented amount of new cash. Interest in ETFs -- passive investments that track indexes but can be traded like stocks -- has risen steadily since they were introduced more than a decade ago. ...
People on the move 01/10/05 (01/10/05)
Bank of Missouri gets new president; New radiation therapy supervisor at Southeast; Prairie Farms announces quality award winners; ERA Cape Realty adds new associate to team; Investment rep honored at management forum
Cape fire report 01/10/05 (01/10/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 5:20 p.m., alarm sounding at 2852 Independence St. * At 5:05 p.m., power pole in the roadway at North Kingshighway and Broadway. * At 8:58 p.m., citizen assist at 1919 Bloomfield St...
Cape police report 01/10/05 (01/10/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Driving while intoxicated, failing to dim headlights and failing to stop for a stop sign were reported. A subject was taken into custody pending filing of formal charges...
Out of the past 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 10, 1980 Cape Girardeau can share immediately in $75 million in unused Urban Development Action Grants if the city council takes prompt action to implement an urban development plan, reveals A.M. Spradling Jr., the attorney representing a group of Broadway and Main Street merchants...
Church vandals (01/10/05)
Churches offer refuge, sanctuary and hope for so many people in need of spiritual comfort. Because of this, it is almost impossible to fathom why anyone would want to do harm to church buildings. But five Cape Girardeau churches have been vandalized or burglarized in recent weeks. Some had money stolen. All had damage to windows, doors and furniture...
Speak Out 1/10/05 (01/10/05)
Making choices; Can't buy respect; Possessed vandals; Earn your living; Other crime too; Take care of us first; An angel at right time; No landlord code; Courtesy in the park; Using up fuel; Exposing the absurdity; Slippery slope; Too much to ask?; Accept responsibility; Thanks for GED help; Workers aren't informed; Need street reflectors
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