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Community briefs 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Cape library holds book discussion meeting Individuals interested in a book discussion in Spanish at the Cape Girardeau Public Library are asked to attend an organizational meeting for a Spanish Book Discussion. The first meeting is at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hirsch Community Room. A book will be selected for discussion. For more information, call the library at 334-5279, or Maria Elva Ramos-Session at 339-7838...
Community cuisine 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Chicken and dumpling dinner planned for Friday The First General Baptist Church will hold a buffet-style all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Family Life Center, 1812 Cape La Croix Road, Cape Girardeau. For more information, call 334-2234...
The royal treatment (01/24/05)
One week after triple-bypass heart surgery, Brother David Migliorino was back in his own home Sunday, in better health and high spirits. "I feel very much in the hands of God, there's no other way of saying it," said Brother David, principal of Notre Dame Regional High School...
Peanut butter pilgramages (01/24/05)
The dark green Chevy van moves at funeral-procession speed down Broadway, pulling over to let less patient vehicles pass. Beneath the occasional street light you can just make out the license plate: REV 1. The brake lights flicker every few seconds as the van pauses along the vacant sidewalks of downtown Cape Girardeau...
Military digest 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Marine from Jackson served two tours in Iraq; Dennis receives promotion to rank of lance corporal
Kansas suffers first loss but still perfect in conference play (01/24/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys on newly renamed Eddie Sutton Court are unbeaten -- a word no longer applicable to Kansas. The Jayhawks -- who knew in their hearts they had not been performing up to their No. 2 national ranking -- played just about as poorly as they had played three days earlier at home against Nebraska...
Emptying the piggy banks and ordering pizza for tsunami aid (01/24/05)
A group of elementary students from Jackson has learned how to get involved and help others who have faced a tragedy. "I want you to give yourselves a round of applause and a pat on the back," Amanda Lincoln, Cape Girardeau American Red Cross development specialist, told the South Elementary students of Jackson as they presented her with a $1,000 check on Wednesday to aid the victims of the tsunamis in Asia...
Jackson man faces sex charges (01/24/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- The temporary disappearance of a Scott County girl has to led to charges against a Jackson man. Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd filed charges Friday against Daniel Phillips, 25, of 205 Jacquie Lane. Phillips was charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation, first degree statutory rape, 10 counts of second-degree statutory rape and seven counts of second-degree statutory sodomy...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda (01/24/05)
6 p.m. today at 301 N. Clark On the agenda: * Highlight on food service * Approval of A+ goals * Approval of board reorganization date for April 11 * Reports * Fund Transfers * Approval of bond refinancing * Approval of ballot for school board election...
Novel published by SEMO press garnering awards (01/24/05)
A novel published last April by the Southeast Missouri State University Press is achieving nationwide acclaim, garnering awards and glowing reviews. "Seven Laurels," by Alabama author Linda Busby Parker, has already won the James Jones First Novel Award, the Langum Prize in Historical Fiction and been selected by Booklist magazine as a top choice for adults and young children...
Blunt soon will get chance to shape highway commission (01/24/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On the campaign trail, Gov. Matt Blunt called for greater oversight of the Missouri Department of Transportation. In a few weeks, he will be able put his stamp on the agency's governing body. Because of a 2003 statutory change, two seats on the State Highways and Transportation Commission -- one third of the panel's membership -- will be open as of March 1...
Matthews family book garners kudos for regional history (01/24/05)
One of the latest books published by the Southeast Missouri State University Press is already being hailed by local scholars as an important work in documenting the history of the region. The book, published in December, is "Matthews: The Historic Adventures of a Pioneer Family" and chronicles more than 200 years and seven generations of the Matthews family, an economic powerhouse in the area...
Schools deep into preparing for MAP (01/24/05)
There are still three months to go before the Missouri Assessment Program tests are placed on local students' desks, but preparation started long ago in most schools. There is no last-minute cramming for the MAP, the state's annual assessment in math, communication arts, science and social studies administered every spring to students in various grade levels...
Pitfalls and potholes (01/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush had barely put away his tuxedo from the inaugural festivities when deadly bombings in Baghdad presented a stark reminder of the grim backdrop against which Iraq will hold a national election. The vote this coming Sunday to pick a 275-member National Assembly is an important test for Bush's mission to spread democracy through the Middle East...
Nixon-era task force predicted today's terror concerns (01/24/05)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly three decades before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a high-level government panel developed plans to protect the nation against terrorist acts ranging from radiological "dirty bombs" to airline missile attacks, according to declassified documents...
Northeast buried by blizzard (01/24/05)
BOSTON -- A howling blizzard slammed the Northeast on Sunday with more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane-strength wind gusts, halting air travel for thousands of people, keeping others off slippery highways and burying parked cars under deep drifts...
World briefs 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Obesity may hide prostate cancer during screening; Germany arrests possible al-Qaida members; Viagra may also boost sluggish heart function
Television icon Johnny Carson dies at age 79 (01/24/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Carson, the quick-witted "Tonight Show" host who became a national institution putting his viewers to bed for 30 years with a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter and heartland charm, died Sunday. He was 79. Carson died early Sunday morning, according to his nephew, Jeff Sotzing. He did not provide further details, but NBC said Carson died of emphysema -- a respiratory disease that can be attributed to smoking -- at his Malibu home...
Some schools to mark 'No Name-Calling Week' (01/24/05)
NEW YORK -- Using a young readers' novel called "The Misfits" as its centerpiece, middle schools nationwide will participate in a "No Name-Calling Week" initiative starting today. The program, now in its second year, has the backing of groups from the Girl Scouts to Amnesty International but has also drawn complaints that it overemphasizes harassment of gay youths...
Viktor Yushchenko sworn into Ukraine presidency (01/24/05)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Before a vast crowd of supporters celebrating with a burst of orange balloons, doves and chants, newly inaugurated President Viktor Yushchenko promised Sunday to steer a new course for Ukraine -- away from corruption and political cronyism and into the European Union...
Developments in Iraq on Sunday (01/24/05)
* The U.S. ambassador to Iraq acknowledged serious problems ahead of next weekend's election but gave assurance Sunday that "great efforts" were being made so every Iraqi can vote. * In an audiotape posted on the Web, a speaker claiming to be Iraq's most feared terrorist declared "fierce war" on democracy, raising the stakes in the vote. ...
Palestinian police patrol Gaza groves (01/24/05)
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian police checkpoints dotted this Gaza town near the border fence with Israel on Sunday, with officers patrolling main roads and guarding orange groves to stop militants from firing homemade rockets into southern Israel...
The clock strikes midnight for Big Ben (01/24/05)
PITTSBURGH -- The best story of the NFL season, the one about the kid who was going to take his team where no rookie quarterback had gone before, ended on a night every bit as cruel as it was cold. And man, was it ever cold. With the temperature at 11 degrees for kickoff and ice floes jamming the Ohio River alongside Heinz Field, Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception on his first pass and never quite regained his footing, slipping, sliding and stumbling to his worst performance in the biggest game of the Steelers' remarkable season. ...
Woods ends his longest drought (01/24/05)
SAN DIEGO -- The soupy fog clung to the cliffs, like something out of an old mystery movie. When the Buick Invitational ended in fading sunlight, the strangest sight of all might have been Tiger Woods holding the trophy. He started his 31-hole marathon Sunday with three straight bogeys...
Philadelphia ends NFC title game losing streak (01/24/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Fireworks soared above the roof of "The Linc." A blizzard of glitter swirled in the bitterly cold breeze. Fans toasted their team and each other with beers and hugs. It was a Super-sized celebration four years in the making. And quite a relief, too...
Eagles will play underdog role (01/24/05)
The Philadelphia Eagles finally have their NFC title. Beating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in two weeks will be an entirely different matter. The Eagles' 27-10 win over Atlanta on Sunday got them beyond the NFC championship game, where they had lost the past three seasons. It lifted an incredible load off the team AND its fans, probably the most critical in American sports...
New England returns to Super Bowl (01/24/05)
PITTSBURGH -- Nobody beats Brady and Belichick in a big game, not even Big Ben. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were an unstoppable combination again for the New England Patriots, exposing all of the Steelers' weaknesses to end their 15-game winning streak and win the AFC championship 41-27 Sunday night...
Roddick sweeps his way into quarterfinals (01/24/05)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andy Roddick overcame some frustrating lapses before advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-1 win Monday over German qualifier Philipp Kohlschreiber. Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport breezed into the women's quarterfinals, needing just an hour to beat No. 13 Karolina Sprem 6-2, 6-2. Sprem held serve only once in each set, while Davenport converted six of her 10 breakpoint opportunities...
Sports briefs 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
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'Are We There Yet?' arrives at top of weekend box office (01/24/05)
LOS ANGELES -- The road trip comedy "Are We There Yet?" earned $18.5 million to quickly arrive at first place in the weekend box office. The family picture starring rapper-actor Ice Cube in its opening weekend sent "Coach Carter" back to the bench when the basketball drama brought in $11 million for second place, according to studio estimates released Sunday...
Columnist Williams to begin economics series (01/24/05)
When economist and syndicated columnist Dr. Walter Williams visited Southeast Missouri State University in 1995, he lamented government's increasing role in our lives, spoke out against welfare and argued that the minimum wage was bad for America. "If the founding fathers came back," he said then, "I think they'd be disappointed."...
Bargain branches (01/24/05)
Bargain hounds snooping for $1 sports coats and 50-cent shoes know that the Salvation Army Thrift Store is a must on the list of shopping stops. But come the first week of February, they'll be sorting through second-hand clothing and other used furnishings in something entirely new -- the location...
Passive funds beat managed mutuals in 2004 (01/24/05)
NEW YORK -- Most mutual fund managers failed to beat the major market indexes last year, according to a report from Standard & Poor's, reflecting a trend that shows passive investing delivers better returns over the long haul. Fund managers lagged indexes in eight of the nine "style boxes," or investment categories, tracked by S&P. ...
Business memo 01/24/05 (01/24/05)
General Electric's profits jump 18 percent; Mood of nation's shoppers less rosy
People on the move 01/24/05 (01/24/05)
Woodmen representative receives leader award; Three from VIP attend seminar in Virginia
Van Sharp Jr. (01/24/05)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Van H. Sharp Jr., 88, of New Madrid died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Gideon, Mo., son of Van H. and Mamie Waltrip Sharp. He and Rebecca Hughes were married June 24, 1951, in Cadiz, Ky...
Andy Halter Sr. (01/24/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Andy L. Halter Sr., 85, of Chaffee died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Scott County, son of Frank and Rose Glastetter Halter. He and Thresa Tucker were married May 17, 1941...
Delma Wilson (01/24/05)
Delma Irene Wilson, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center. She was born Aug. 2, 1928, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of John and Amelia Corzine Jones. She and William Ray Wilson were married, and he preceded her in death...
Wilma Church (01/24/05)
Wilma Fay Church, 101, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born March 6, 1903, at Fruitland, daughter of Robert and Anna Schweer Noland. She was married to Robert Church, who died in August 1972. She worked for International Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau and was a member of Maple United Methodist Church...
Norman Cauble (01/24/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Norman "Lee" Cauble, 72, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, at Elco, Ill., son of Norman F. and Florence Baldwin Cauble. He and Shirley Hunter were married Nov. 4, 1950...
Police reports 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Matthew J. Hill., 20, of 1544 Westvale, Festus, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Rachel M. Hadler, 18, 1000 Towers Circle, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire reports 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 4:59 p.m., emergency medical service at the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street. * At 6:09 p.m., box alarm at 839 N. Main St. * At 7:56 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of West Lorimier Street...
Out of the past 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 24, 1980 There's an unwelcome visitor in schools throughout much of the state; influenza is making its winter rounds; thus far, it has shut down four schools in Central Missouri; but the Cape Girardeau area, at least for the present, is caught in a mostly germ-free pocket...
Donating organs (01/24/05)
In the past 50 years, doctors have transplanted organs into the ailing bodies of individuals who would have died without the transplant. And despite medical advances, the need for organ donors still exists. More than 87,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants, among them nearly 1,700 in eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois and Arkansas...
Atheists, others ignore Constitution (01/24/05)
To the editor: George W. Bush has been elected and inaugurated to his second term as president. He laid one hand on an open Bible, raised the other and took the oath of office. As he finished, he said, "So help me God." He also had two ministers pray to God. This must surely have made the blood of some atheists boil, especially Michael Newdow. You know him. His infamous case against the Pledge of Allegiance made people mad, and he lost anyway...
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson gets the joke (01/24/05)
To the editor: I read "State chamber criticizes drug imports," and I am amazed so many people don't get the joke. At least U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson gets the joke. The joke is the promise that the Medicare prescription-drug law will help seniors without some serious reforms in the health-care system and the willingness of Congress to step up to the plate and fix it...
Staying in school is best policy (01/24/05)
To the editor: Should high school students be given the choice of early graduation? Are these students, at age 17, ready for the rigors of college life? Do these students have the right to walk with the rest of their classmates? No, no and no. High school faculty, staff, parents and classmates should not allow or encourage early graduation, because these students miss an opportunity to learn and spend that one last semester with those classmates and inspirational teachers who have already taught them so much.. ...
Speak Out 1/24/05 (01/24/05)
Fabulous show; Trashy state; Scott County cleanup; Disappointing show; Sensible island; Too optimistic; Acknowledge risk; Money correlation; Follow the money; Father knows best; Clean schools; Fired without warning; Far be it ...; Can't follow lane; Grade compression; Ask the students; Cafeteria pay; Adult rights
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