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Cape teachers will get classroom bonuses through foundation (01/31/05)
Sometime in the next two months, representatives of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation will begin traveling to classrooms throughout the district and handing out checks to teachers. Though the foundation hasn't officially kicked off its new funding drive, already $30,000 has been donated to the revamped program...
Taking your chances - Gambling could win you jail time (01/31/05)
So you're planning to gather at a favorite pub to watch the Super Bowl this weekend while chowing down on bar food and washing it down with beer. The opportunity may come up to bet that the New England Patriots will scrub the floor with the Philadelphia Eagles...
Rock of ages - Museum reveals fossil find in Bollinger County (01/31/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The word is getting out on the best-kept secret in Bollinger County. Of course, when that secret weighs more than 1,000 pounds and is 67 million years old, no one should be surprised. The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History unveiled a 1,000-pound chunk of bone bed on Friday that was excavated from the dinosaur fossil dig-site at Glenallen and carefully transported to the museum. ...
Jackson to follow Cape lead on lights (01/31/05)
The drive to Jackson isn't as dark anymore, thanks to the city of Cape Girardeau. The stretch of North Kingshighway from the Lexington Avenue/Mount Auburn Road intersection to the city limits of Jackson is lit by 61 new 250-watt street lights. Not to be outshone by their sibling city, Jackson officials are looking at doing the same from the Johannes Auto Sales to the Cape Girardeau city limits...
Scott City races go smoothly with new track (01/31/05)
A new track let the families of Cub Scout Troop 220 to have the annual Pinewood Derby races without the usual hassles on Sunday. About 50 Cub Scouts and nearly 150 family members experienced the high-tech improvements at the Knights of Columbus in Scott City...
Starting young - Investing for the future (01/31/05)
To most twenty-somethings, the language of retirement investing and financial planning -- 401(k), 403(b), 457, IRA, tax-deferred annuities -- sounds like gibberish. After all, who needs to worry about retirement when it's 40 years down the road? The answer, say those in the know, is everyone...
Tiger Dance Team beats the odds with three siblings on its team (01/31/05)
Morgan, Audrey and Catherine Feuerhahn have tapped, pirouetted and jazz danced at a local studio since they were toddlers. Since then they've grown to become Central High School students, and instead of practicing five times a week at the studio, the sisters practice in their basement...
Military digest 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
Area man's Navy unit deployed in Kuwait; Perryville recruit finishes basic training in Calif.; Henderson concludes U.S. Navy basic training
Community digest 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
Event raises almost $500 for tsunami victims; Women in Agriculture to meet, collect recipes; Republican women plan meeting for Friday; Cat in the Cream holds dessert auction Feb. 13; Explore past lives at Cape Girardeau workshop
Community cuisine 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
Chil, chicken noodle dinner set for February; St. Denis Men's Sodality serve breakfast
Ready to sign on the (dotted) line (01/31/05)
Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings soon will have an idea of how his recruiting class shapes up, since the signing period begins Wednesday. But there is at least one indication that things are going well on the recruiting front for the Redhawks, who suffered through a 3-8 season in 2004 that included a tie for sixth place in the nine-team Ohio Valley Conference at 3-5...
Slumping Tigers face Kansas on the road (01/31/05)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- If Kansas stays as sharp as it was against Texas, Missouri could be in for a long night. The No. 6 Jayhawks (16-1, 6-0 Big 12) will be fresh off a startling 90-65 victory over No. 16 Texas when it hosts the fading Tigers on Monday night. It was the best game the Jayhawks have played all season...
Illinois' next test is at ranked Michigan St. (01/31/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After a couple of challenging games, Illinois looked like its old self again in defeating Minnesota before hundreds of former players remembering 100 years of Illini basketball. The top-ranked Illini (21-0, 7-0 Big Ten) easily defeated the Golden Gophers 89-66 Saturday. Minnesota was outgunned from the opening tip...
St. Louis kitchen gadgets firm emphasizes quality, service (01/31/05)
ST. LOUIS Fifty-one years after Idus Rhodes launched a handy kitchen gadget from his St. Louis factory, the Swing-A-Way can opener is still cranking as a reliable, trusted friend of cooks and bakers around the globe. And for now, the last remaining mass-market kitchen-gadget maker in the country is staving off competition from Chinese producers and the "mega vendors" that sell a variety of kitchen gizmos for the display racks of discount stores and grocery chains...
U.S. misplaced $9 billion in aid to Iraq (01/31/05)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. occupation authority in Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9 billion it transferred to government ministries, which lacked financial controls, security, communications and adequate staff, an inspector general has found. The U.S. officials relied on Iraqi audit agencies to account for the funds but those offices were not even functioning when the funds were transferred between October 2003 and June 2004, according to an audit by a special U.S. inspector general...
King of controversy - Michael Jackson trial gets under way (01/31/05)
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The child molestation case against Michael Jackson is finally ready for a trial that promises to be like no other. Jury selection begins today, with Jackson expected to appear, in a case that has become a symbol of the American obsession with celebrity. Early Sunday, Jackson issued a court-approved video statement on his Web site, calling recent media leaks in the case "disgusting and false" and predicting he would be acquitted...
Johnny Carson's hometown turns out for high-spirited memorial (01/31/05)
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Johnny Carson didn't want a public memorial in Los Angeles, but people from the Nebraska town where the comedian was raised gathered Sunday at the high school auditorium that bears his name for a last chance to say goodbye. Far from a somber tribute, the event was mostly high-spirited and included a monologue, a jazz ensemble playing the "Tonight Show" theme and stage props such as a desk and guest chairs where those who had known Carson talked about him...
Marine with mysterious liver ailment undergoes surgery (01/31/05)
LOMA LINDA, Calif. -- With little time left before his organs would likely fail, Marine Lance Cpl. Chris LeBleu was in surgery Sunday to receive a new liver for a mysterious ailment doctors said would kill him if he didn't get a transplant. The unidentified donor from New Mexico was found late Saturday night. Doctors began surgery on LeBleu, who had been in a coma and on life support, early Sunday morning...
Lights still out for 230,000 in Georgia after Southern freeze (01/31/05)
ATLANTA -- More than 230,000 customers had no electricity Sunday in Georgia while crews worked to repair power lines snapped by an ice storm, and the city's airport reopened all its runways as temperatures rose above freezing. Two traffic deaths in Georgia and one in South Carolina were blamed on the storm that spread sleet and freezing rain across parts of the Southeast on Saturday...
OPEC keeps output ceiling unchanged (01/31/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- Consumers received no solace from OPEC, which said Sunday that oil prices near $50 per barrel would remain high through the spring, even as the cartel decided to keep its production ceiling unchanged. The decision, reached at a truncated meeting of the 11-nation group, means that consumers worried about the price of winter heating oil and gasoline will likely see no relief in their bills or costs at the pump...
Glaciers across globe found to be shrinking (01/31/05)
CHACALTAYA GLACIER, Bolivia -- Up and down the icy spine of South America, the glaciers are melting, the white mantle of the Andes Mountains washing away at an ever faster rate. "Look. You can see. Chacaltaya has split in two," scientist Edson Ramirez said as he led a visitor up toward a once-grand ice flow high in the thin air...
Palestinians remain calm as Israelis protest land handover (01/31/05)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian police commanders began preparations Sunday to take control of four West Bank towns by midweek, after top Israeli and Palestinian officials agreed on a security plan for the West Bank. Transfer of the towns' control would be the first large-scale Israeli move on the ground to acknowledge that violence has decreased significantly since Palestinians elected Mahmoud Abbas to replace the late Yasser Arafat as their leader Jan. 9...
Arabs are closely following Iraq elections (01/31/05)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A young man in a Saudi cafe worries that Iraq's elections could lead to civil war. On the banks of the Nile, a student strolling with his girlfriend dismisses the polls as an American sham. Yemeni students, chewing their mildly stimulating khat leaves, express hope the United States will pressure other tyrannical regimes to change...
Basques bomb resort hotel in Spain (01/31/05)
MADRID, Spain -- A bomb exploded Sunday in a Mediterranean resort hotel in southeast Spain after a telephone warning from the Basque separatist group ETA, injuring one person, the Interior Ministry said. The bomb was contained in a backpack and detonated in a courtyard of the Hotel Port Denia at about 3:15 p.m. Denia is a beach town in the Spanish province of Alicante and is popular with tourists...
Iraqis line up to vote, defy insurgents (01/31/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqis embraced democracy in large numbers Sunday, standing in long lines to vote in defiance of mortar attacks, suicide bombers and boycott calls. Pushed in wheelchairs or carts if they couldn't walk, the elderly, the young and women in veils cast ballots in Iraq's first free election in a half-century...
World briefs 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
African leaders meet to combat fighting, poverty; Indonesia finds 5,000 more tsunami victims; Afghans search for ammo from 1980s battles; British plane crashes in Iraq, killing 10; Kuwati security, suspected terrorists clash; 3 dead
Saxony will defend MVC title this week (01/31/05)
Defending champion Saxony Lutheran will try to make it two-for-two when the Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball tournament is played this week at Zalma. The Crusaders won the tournament in their first year of varsity basketball last year, and they are seeded second this year with a 4-0 conference record heading into the tournament. Saxony Lutheran is 11-3 overall...
ND girls fall in consolation final 64-61 (01/31/05)
Notre Dame was outscored 24-0 from behind the 3-point arc and fell 64-61 to Windsor in the consolation championship game of the Queen of Hearts Tournament on Sunday. Andee Allen led the way for Windsor with three 3-pointers and 30 points. "The 3-pointers were the killers," Notre Dame coach Jerry Grim said. "It was a good game. The Allen girl is a player. She can take it to the hole and shoot it from the outside."...
A hit in the making? (01/31/05)
Even though spring training still is weeks away, baseball players in Southeast Missouri can get back into the swing of baseball and softball at the Southern Premier Sports Complex. The facility, which opened Nov. 10, is a 6,480-square-foot building off Highway 74 between Cape Girardeau and Dutchtown...
Leonard's comeback at Hope Classic leaves him thinking green (01/31/05)
Justin Leonard knows what the previous two Bob Hope Chrysler Classic champions went on to accomplish, although he isn't phoning in his coat size to Augusta just yet. Leonard came from three shots back to pass faltering front-runner Joe Ogilvie on the third hole Sunday at the PGA West's Palmer Course in La Quinta, Calif., on his way to a 5-under 67 and three-shot victory over Ogilvie and Tim Clark...
Safin rallies past Hewett for men's title (01/31/05)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Seeing somebody else unravel was different for Marat Safin. So was winning the Australian Open. After losing two of the last three finals at Melbourne Park, Safin defeated Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday night, deflating a crowd hungering for an Australian winner. This was the Russian's second Grand Slam tournament title, his other coming at the 2000 U.S. Open against Pete Sampras in the final...
Teams, trash talk arrive in Jacksonville (01/31/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Roll out the steel cage. Or maybe just invite Rodney Harrison and Freddie Mitchell to the "Jerry Springer Show." The WWE-style rank-out feud between the New England safety and Philadelphia receiver has gotten pretty juicy. It's even overshadowing the Terrell Owens will-he-or-won't-he saga...
Sports briefs 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
Baseball...
An ice cream shop of the future (01/31/05)
As I write this, they're calling for snow. So what better time is there to tell you about a new ice cream shop? Dr. Michael Jessup, a Cape Girardeau obstetrician-gynecologist, plans to open Cozmo's at 1 S. Plaza Way, in the spot formerly used by Kandy Kane Cleaners, in April...
Younger Spears is star of her own TV show (01/31/05)
LOS ANGELES -- She's been surrounded by celebrity just about all of her life, but Jamie Lynn Spears would have you believe she's just another teenager blown away by the fact she gets to travel to Los Angeles to make TV shows, and they sometimes let her keep the clothes she wears on set...
'Hide and Seek' finds spot at top of box office (01/31/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Robert De Niro's fright flick "Hide and Seek" had a strong debut in its opening weekend, taking in $22 million to become the top movie and fending off a rush of Academy Awards contenders. The previous weekend's No. 1 movie, Ice Cube's road-trip comedy "Are We There Yet?", slipped to second place with $17 million, lifting its 10-day total to $39.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Fruitland getting tire dealer (01/31/05)
Best One Tire & Service, one of the largest groups of independent tire dealers in the United States, plans to open a commercial, retail and retread tire center in Fruitland by June. Construction began last week of a 23,000-square-foot multimillion-dollar building at 5308 U.S. 61 just off the Interstate 55 exit, said newly hired general manager Scott Thomas, who recently relocated to the Cape Girardeau area...
Business memo 01/31/05 (01/31/05)
State beef council looking for cooks; Room service comes to Cape hospital; Local child-care resource achieves certification
People on the move 01/31/05 (01/31/05)
Port authority fills spot made by retirement; Professor receives award for excellent teaching
Fun and valuable? Yes, that's economics (01/31/05)
Last fall semester, I didn't teach for the first time in 37 years. No, I haven't retired. It was my semester-off reward for two terms as department chairman at George Mason University. A break is well deserved after a chairmanship -- a job not unlike that of herding cats...
Clarence Smith (01/31/05)
Clarence See "Pappy" Smith, 97, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Carbondale, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau. He was born March 12, 1907, in Bond County, Ill., son of James A. and Rosabell Wright Smith. He and Maude E. Creek were married July 28, 1929, in West Frankfort, Ill., and she died in 2000...
Eileen Earnhart (01/31/05)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Eileen Earnhart, 88, of Dongola died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1916, at Dongola, daughter of Tell and Cora Goodman Groner. She and Van Earnhart were married Aug. 15, 1936. He died May 28, 1982...
June James (01/31/05)
June James, 82, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden of Memories in Sikeston, Mo...
Births 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
Arnzen; Adams; Roseman; Sissom; Yarbro; McIntyre; Painter; Marx; Lumos; Rhodes
Cape/Jackson police reports 01/31/05 (01/31/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * A suspect was in custody pending formal charges of driving while intoxicated. * Patrick Williams, 23, of 1230 W. Cape Rock Drive, Apt. 76, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Bertrand man killed in accident (01/31/05)
One man was killed and two people were injured in two accidents Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the fatal accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. in Miner, Mo. Monty George, 41, of Bertrand, Mo., received injuries after his vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head on. ...
Cape fire report 01/31/05 (01/31/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 5:47 p.m., emergency medical service at the 400 block of Washington Avenue. * At 10:41 p.m., emergency medical service at 1000 Towers Circle. * At 11:18 p.m., still alarm at 324 Olive St...
Out of the past 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 31, 1980 Cape Girardeau advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment, some of them criticizing Sen. John Dennis over the downfall of the amendment in the Missouri Legislature this year, state their determination to continue efforts toward adoption of the ERA...
Web site's visitors come from all over (01/31/05)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: I recently saw an advertisement for semissourian. com that indicated more than 700,000 visitors visit your Web site. How do you know that number is accurate? That sounds way too high for this area...
Anti-meth legislation (01/31/05)
The Hannibal Courier-Post As this year's legislative session gets under way, one topic that has received much attention is how to combat Missouri's meth problem. ... we agree with Gov. Matt Blunt's statement: "We've got to take drastic action." Last week the governor outlined a plan to step up the battle in the meth fight. ...
Absentee voting (01/31/05)
St. Joseph News-Press Many Missouri voters have played the game for years. They make up an excuse so they can cast an absentee ballot. Hey, they might just be out of town on business. Sure, it is technically against the law. But it is also more convenient for everyone...
Insurance pick (01/31/05)
Columbia Daily Tribune Incoming Gov. Matt Blunt had been impressive with early round personnel decisions. He was aggressive and decisive, and if some thought too much so, the general impression was of gubernatorial leadership and strength. ... But he made a big mistake with the outright favoritism shown in his process for selecting a new director for the Department of Insurance...
Keeping the vision (01/31/05)
Seven individuals who strive to make Cape Girardeau a better place to live and work were honored last week by the Vision 2020 Community Relations Council. Their volunteerism ranged from the recent floodwall mural project to radio promotions boasting why Cape Girardeau is a great community to medical missions to coaching youth football...
Speak Out 1/31/05 (01/31/05)
Bring back simulators...
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