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Port business grows 22 percent in 2004 (01/26/05)
Growth continued at an astounding rate for the SEMO Regional Port Authority in 2004, as the tonnage shipped through the port surpassed one million. The final numbers came in at 1,001,556 tons, 22 percent higher than the amount shipped the previous year. ...
Turkey transplants (01/26/05)
CAMPBELL, Mo. It isn't easy catching turkeys. Paul Provow, apparently blessed with an abundance of patience and an uncanny ability to keep still for hours at a time, helped catch thousands of them over the last 30 years. Provow and wildlife-catching teammate Dale Sikes just the other day spent 11 hours underneath a blind in Fredericktown, Mo., waiting for the wild birds to approach their bait without trapping one...
Construction mishap at hospital under investigation (01/26/05)
A construction worker was injured Tuesday when he was pinned under a section of concrete floor being hoisted onto the third level of the parking garage being built at Southeast Missouri Hospital. According to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, a crane was installing a reinforced concrete floor section onto the third floor of the new parking garage about 5 p.m. ...
Nixon- Death row appeals dragging on (01/26/05)
Of the 55 men on Missouri's death row, seven have exhausted all their appeals. Attorney General Jay Nixon recently expressed some frustration over the fact that the Missouri Supreme Court has not responded to his request to set execution dates for those seven men. Nixon said one case -- involving Donald Jones of St. Louis, who was convicted of stabbing his grandmother to death in 1993 -- should have been settled two years ago...
Jackson man who needs kidney finds tissue match in cousin (01/26/05)
Over the holidays, Annette Hormann wrote letters to both sides of the family. It was a second request with a greater sense of urgency: "Jim still needs a kidney. I would really like our two sons to have their father here longer, which seems highly unlikely in the present moment."...
Hot shooting helps surprising Samford reach top of standings (01/26/05)
With one of the deepest and most athletic men's basketball teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, it's not really a surprise that Tennessee Tech was off to a 6-0 league start prior to Tuesday night's game at Austin Peay, although the Eagles finally suffered their first loss, 79-77 in overtime...
Fire report 01/26/05 (01/26/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Region digest 01/26/05 (01/26/05)
Old Town Cape receives bank grant for software; Unemployment rate falls as jobs increase; MoDOT crews making concrete repairs on I-55; Texas woman sentenced to jail on meth charge; State police arrest eight at area checkpoints; Kennett student charged in sexual assault
Vision 2020 group honors volunteers (01/26/05)
It sure is great to live in Cape. That's the message of Vision 2020 Community Relations Council member Doug Austin, who carries a sign with those words on his pickup truck. Austin praised Cape Girardeau at a breakfast Tuesday where the civic group honored the volunteer efforts of seven residents involved in a myriad of projects from the floodwall mural to public transportation...
No. 1 Illinois ends Badgers' home win streak (01/26/05)
MADISON, Wis. -- One dazzling streak ended and another endured. Top-ranked Illinois beat No. 18 Wisconsin 75-65 on Tuesday night, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games and ending the nation's longest homecourt winning streak at 38...
Preseason OVC poll has Hawks stranded at second (01/26/05)
The Ohio Valley Conference preseason baseball poll released Tuesday did not surprise Southeast Missouri State University coach Mark Hogan very much. In a close race based on voting by the league's 10 head coaches, two-time defending regular-season champion Austin Peay edged out Southeast for the top spot, with Jacksonville State a close third...
Club news 1/26/05 (01/26/05)
Alpha Mu Master; Sedgewickville UMW; Wonderworkers FCE Club; Hobbs Chapel UMW; Kage FCE Club; Ladies Auxiliary VFW 3838
State considers end for special pensions (01/26/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate committee on Tuesday considered multiple bills aimed at reining in -- or outright eliminating -- a special pension system that provides generous benefits to a handful of state workers. The sponsor of one such bill, state Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee's Summit, called the system "the not-so-secret dirty little secret of state government."...
Rail failure caused '03 derailment in Southern Illinois (01/26/05)
TAMAROA, Ill. -- Rail failure caused a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals to derail in 2003 in this Southern Illinois community, an accident that forced the evacuation of the entire village, according to a report released Tuesday by federal officials...
Retired senator to head Department of Natural Resources (01/26/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday named recently retired Sen. Doyle Childers to head the Department of Natural Resources, directing him to make the agency friendlier to businesses. Childers, 60, of Reeds Springs, served in the legislature for 22 years before term limits prevented him from seeking re-election last fall. He is the fourth former Republican lawmaker to get a spot in Blunt's administration...
Ousted chief justice speaks to GOP (01/26/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican lawmakers got a lesson about God in government Tuesday from ousted Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who gained national attention for erecting a Ten Commandments monument in the courthouse rotunda. Moore has been speaking to various religious and conservative groups since being ousted from office in November 2003 by a judicial ethics panel for refusing to follow a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument...
Senator proposes tax on adult entertainment (01/26/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- First, Missouri banished sexy billboards and young strip dancers. Now, a state senator wants to force adult entertainment businesses out of the Show Me State by stripping them of their profits. Legislation pending in the Senate would impose a 20 percent tax on revenue of all "sexually oriented businesses," charge a $5 fee for each person entering their doors and prohibit them from staying open late at night...
Beer mixes it up with cocktails (01/26/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Going against the grain in courting the young cocktail crowd, beermaker Anheuser-Busch Cos. is launching a new "brew" to go head-to-head with classic mixed drinks -- traditional suds spiked with caffeine, fruit flavoring, herbal guarana and ginseng...
National Guard wants to boost bonuses (01/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- Looking for new ways to bolster its thinning ranks, the Army National Guard is seeking legal authority to offer $15,000 bonuses to active-duty soldiers willing to join the Guard -- up from $50 now. Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said Tuesday that the Guard is 15,000 soldiers below its normal strength of 350,000, and he expects further short-term declines despite recent gains from tripling re-enlistment bonuses for Guardsmen deployed abroad...
Kraft net drops 28 percent (01/26/05)
Kraft Foods Inc., the largest U.S. food manufacturer, posted a 28 percent decline in fourth-quarter net earnings Tuesday on higher commodity costs and increased marketing spending Despite a better-than-expected sales increase of 7 percent, Kraft's results were weighed down by an 18 percent drop in operating income as it continues with restructuring. Costs for key commodities such as cheese, coffee, meat and nuts climbed by $300 million compared to the previous year...
Radio technology could speed border crossings (01/26/05)
NOGALES, Ariz. -- U.S. officials want to see if the same technology that speeds cars through highway tolls and identifies lost pets can unclog border crossings without compromising security. Homeland Security undersecretary Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that the government will begin testing radio frequency identification technology at this crossing and four others by midsummer...
Study- Airline anti-missile system costly and unreliable (01/26/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Outfitting every U.S. commercial passenger plane with anti-missile systems would be a costly and impractical defense against terrorists armed with shoulder-fired rockets, according to a study released Tuesday. Researchers said it could cost nearly $40 billion over 20 years to deploy defense technology on the country's 6,800 passengers jets. By comparison, the federal government currently spends roughly $4.4 billion a year on all transportation security...
White House warns deficit will hit record $427 billion (01/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- The White House will project that this year's federal deficit will hit $427 billion, a senior administration official said Tuesday, a record amount partly driven by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The official, among three who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said the estimate assumed some higher spending than other analysts use. Last February, the White House projected that the 2004 shortfall would hit $521 billion, only to see it come in at $412 billion...
Rice draws Democrat fire at hearings (01/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- One Senate Democrat called Condoleezza Rice a liar Tuesday and others said she was an apologist for Bush administration failures in Iraq, but she remained on track for confirmation as secretary of state. Rice, who has been President Bush's White House national security adviser for four years, was one of the loudest voices urging war, Democrats said. She repeatedly deceived members of Congress and Americans at large about justifications for the war, said Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn...
Homeland Security guide offers emergency tips for homeowners (01/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- Check your flashlight and keep extra batteries on hand. Stow away jugs of water and food like peanut butter and crackers that won't go bad quickly. Oh, and make sure you have some duct tape. Those are some of the tips outlined in a new emergency preparedness guide from the Department of Homeland Security and the Homeownership Alliance, a coalition of housing industry and advocacy groups...
Bush wants $80 billion more for terror war (01/26/05)
WASHINGTON -- As Congress started to digest a new Bush administration request of $80 billion to bankroll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its top budget analyst on Tuesday projected $855 billion in deficits for the next decade even without the costs of war and President Bush's Social Security plan...
British Guantanamo detainees arrested on return to Britain (01/26/05)
LONDON -- After enduring up to three years of imprisonment and interrogation at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, four Britons returned to England on Tuesday and were immediately arrested by anti-terrorist police. Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar were arrested under a provision of the Terrorism Act dealing with "involvement in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism," London's Metropolitan Police said...
Afghan farmers replacing poppy with wheat (01/26/05)
SURKH ROD, Afghanistan -- The top U.N. drug official is heading to Afghanistan to check out reports that farmers are heeding government calls for a "holy war" on the rampant drug trade by slashing opium cultivation. Foreign and Afghan officials are forecasting a drop of between 30 percent and 70 percent in this year's crop, as once verdant expanses of poppies are being sown with wheat instead...
Jackson boys remain hot, roll to victory over Sikeston (01/26/05)
Jackson took an eight-point lead after one period and held off Sikeston for a 71-62 decision Tuesday night in Sikeston. The Indians improved to 18-1 with their fifth straight victory. Jack Puisis scored 23 points to lead Jackson, and Ryan Mirly added 18 points...
Central splashes past ND in dual (01/26/05)
As far as rivalries go, they don't get much friendlier than the Central-Notre Dame boys swimming rivalry. "Since we're both in the same pool everyday, we both try to bring something to the meet," said Daniel Austin, one of Central's captains. "It's fun to have a dual meet with them; the bigger thing is the conference meet."...
Federer sweeps aside Agassi (01/26/05)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In a matchup worthy of a final, defending champion Roger Federer was graceful and at his relentless best in beating four-time winner Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Australian Open. The top-ranked Federer extended his winning streak to 26 matches with a dazzling array of stinging winners from the baseline, crisp volleys and 22 aces that often left the quick Agassi flat-footed and the sellout crowd applauding...
Owens' doctor won't grant clearance to Eagles' receiver (01/26/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Terrell Owens' doctor said Tuesday he will not give the All-Pro receiver clearance to play in the Super Bowl. Owens saw his doctor Tuesday, one day after telling reporters he would play against the New England Patriots on Feb. 6. Dr. ...
Sports briefs 1/26/05 (01/26/05)
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Sweet onion kielbasa will add zip to a pregame party (01/26/05)
Honey, spicy mustard and beer give this dinner a kick. ~ The Associated Press Sweet onion kielbasa is a dish that would make a super appetizer for a game-watching party, and it's a zip to cook, ready to serve in about half an hour. The recipe is an original created by Kevin Kehler of Neshanic Station, N.J., a massage therapist and football fan who's a die-hard supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...
Oven-fried chicken is a healthy change (01/26/05)
Here's a welcome variation on a familiar theme: oven-fried chicken breasts made with a recipe whose crispy vitamin-rich coating would work just as well for shrimp or baked sea-bass fillets. The recipe is included in a feature in Fitness magazine's February issue that gives several such homey comfort foods a makeover by getting rid of some of the usual fat and calories, leaving loads of nutrition and great taste. ...
The sweet shape of dessert Get creative with marzipan (01/26/05)
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- You don't have to be a pastry chef to create marzipan garnishes. With a touch of food coloring and a little imagination, you can make deliciously sweet one-of-a-kind creations just like the professionals. From delicate, lifelike shapes to playful characters, marzipan's configurations are endless. ...
A list of Academy Award nods (01/26/05)
List of the 77th annual Oscar nominations in major categories announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: PICTURE "The Aviator," "Finding Neverland," "Million Dollar Baby," "Ray," "Sideways."...
Nora Lungwitz (01/26/05)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Nora A. Lungwitz, 88, of Altenburg died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 14, 1916, at New Wells, daughter of Adolph R. and Christiana L. Jahn Thauwald. She and Edgar W. Lungwitz were married Nov. 13, 1938, at New Wells. He died Oct. 7, 1972...
Ellen Minton (01/26/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ellen Minton, 86, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at her home. She was born March 31, 1918, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of Dee and Delphine Sammons. She and Hollis Minton were married April 9, 1936. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Hollis Minton Jr. ...
Jewell Porter (01/26/05)
Jewell B. Porter, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born March 28, 1911, at Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Luther and Roba Bollinger Proffer. She first married William L. Strop July 18, 1931, in Cape Girardeau. She later married Leonard Porter Sept. 16, 1965, in St. Louis...
Kim Caraker (01/26/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Kim Caraker, 42, of Denton, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Jackson County. He was born June 7, 1962, son of Clarence and Loretta Davis Caraker. He and Jennie Blevins were married Aug. 27, 1993, in Elco, Ill. Caraker worked in construction many years. He was formerly of the Jonesboro area...
Peggy Feltz (01/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Peggy R. Feltz, 69, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Perryville, daughter of Wallace Thomas and Pearl Colbert Hunt. Feltz was a line worker at Gilster-Mary Lee. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, AmVets Auxiliary and River Hills Eagles Auxiliary...
Irma Pingel (01/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irma B. Pingel, 85, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 11, 1919, at Sereno, Mo., daughter of William and Nannie L. Luckey Thieret. She and Gilbert A. Pingel were married Oct. 2, 1937, at Perryville. He died Sept. 8, 1995...
Wanda Kretchmar (01/26/05)
Wanda Kretchmar, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. St. Louis Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
Howard Thieret (01/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Howard Joseph Thieret, 88, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 15, 1916, at Belgique, Mo., son of Arthur and Lula Hagan Thieret. He and Bernice C. L'Hote were married Oct. 27, 1937. She died Oct. 1, 1994...
Police reports 1/26/05 (01/26/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Leander West Jr., 17, 129 McBride St., Cairo, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and assault on a law enforcement officer...
Out of the past 1/26/05 (01/26/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 26, 1980 The League of Women Voters, which has been studying the feasibility of a home rule charter form of government for Cape Girardeau, issues a position statement in which the league says that a charter form of government would offer flexibility "and an opportunity to tailor the governmental structure to the particular needs of this community."...
Lessons learned (01/26/05)
Drinking and driving is a dangerous and often deadly combination. A group of area parents gathers on the second Thursday of the month at the Cape Girardeau Public Library to remind DWI offenders of the aftermath of accidents. These parents of victims of accidents involving alcohol talk about the last time they saw their children or the last thing they said to them before they died. They recall funerals, injuries and the healing that has come to them years later...
Narrow views also are moral issues (01/26/05)
To the editor: I read Ray Epps' "Values include moral judgments" letter with extreme sadness. When he states "liberal Democrats have a gigantic moral-values deficit and don't even know it." I feel sad that his judgment is so narrow and pointed. And when he says that "to liberal Democrats, family values are about equal pay, minimum wages, health care for every American, federal assistance for the poor and homeless." I must ask if these aren't issues of right and wrong?...
Will GOP history repeat itself? (01/26/05)
To the editor: Shades of yesteryear: The tale is told of the group of prominent Republican activists in the early years of the past century engaging in a discussion of the party outlook. One of them ventured the opinion that "if we don't change our habits and attitude, it will wreck the party." The more prominent of the group responded, "Yeah, but we'll own the wreckage."...
Women's team deserves support too (01/26/05)
Saturday I was in Cape Girardeau and saw something disturbing. I attended the birth of Rowdy the Redhawk. Being a part of over 6,000 fans was awesome. The fans cheered the men's team on to victory, which was exciting. But after the men's game, prior to the start of the women's game, it seemed at least half of the fans left. ...
Ents did right thing at right time (01/26/05)
To the editor: Amy Ent of Cairo, Ill., died recently at the age of 94. She was bright, possessed a curious mind and was fun. She and her husband, Dr. Lewis Ent, were leaders in the Cairo community for many decades. She loved music and musicians. Doc was an outstanding jazz baritone sax player...
Speak Out 1/26/05 (01/26/05)
Regents better act; Raising a stink; Not a racist group; Go Hollywood; Disaster scenario; Too big a risk; Awesome program; Banana republic; Headed the same way
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