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Jackson has most musicians named to 2005 Mo. honors group (02/02/05)
While performing at football games, while practicing in their bedrooms, while competing in regional contests, most high school musicians have one great prize on their minds: All-State Honors. Being selected feels like a David vs. Goliath accomplishment for the six Jackson students named to the 2005 Missouri All-State Band...
Southeast to receive Regional Innovator Award (02/02/05)
Southeast Missouri State University will receive the 2005 Regional Innovator Award from the Southern Growth Policies Board. Only 14 recipients were selected out of more than 200 nominations, school officials said Tuesday. Southeast was recognized for its area higher education centers in Kennett, Malden, Sikeston and Perryville. ...
Conference is living up to predictions (02/02/05)
Halfway through the league schedule, the Ohio Valley Conference basketball race is about as balanced and wide open as many coaches had originally predicted. While Austin Peay and Murray State ran roughshod over the conference last year -- the Governors went 16-0 and the Racers were 14-2, with the third-place finisher having six losses -- this season's top spots might not be decided until the final week of play...
More generous military death benefits sought in Congress (02/02/05)
Lawmakers and military officials in Washington said Tuesday that President Bush's proposal to boost government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones was a good start but too narrow. Republicans suggested that those who die while training for combat missions also should be eligible for the increased death benefits. Democrats argued that the benefits should extend to all military personnel who die while on active duty...
Beginning of the rainbows (02/02/05)
At 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, five fishermen stood on the western bank of Rotary Lake at Jackson City Park. It was 35 degrees, but the pre-dawn images around the black water somehow made it feel colder. The heavily insulated fishermen, the fishing dock and the naked trees surrounding the lake were silhouetted against the scattered yellow security lights in the distance. Daylight was still 50 minutes away...
Sheriff brings change, hears criticism (02/02/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- The office in the Scott County Sheriff's Department looks spacious and oddly different. Until the end of December it had been crammed with mementos of Sheriff Bill Ferrell's 28-year career. Sheriff Rick Walter, who was elected in November after Ferrell announced his plans to retire, hasn't had time to put his personal touches in the office, which now looks bare...
Cape sheriff testifies on conceal-carry fix (02/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan on Tuesday endorsed a bill that aims to fix a constitutional problem with the state law that allows qualified Missourians to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. ...
Driver hauling fuselage fools passers-by (02/02/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Early last week, dozens of residents and passers-by thought they saw a former Air Force One on the back of a flatbed truck. The truck driver who was hauling the 30,000-pound fuselage from Arizona to Scott Air Force Base in Illinois told those who asked that the DC-9 had been used by Presidents Johnson and Nixon and that it was going to Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. ...
Disabled decry Blunt's budget cuts (02/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- She lives in her own home. But Chris Cepluch cannot live on her own. A paid personal assistant helps her cook, bathe and get dressed. And an electric wheelchair provides a measure of freedom her cerebral palsy would not otherwise allow. Both the equipment and the in-home aide are funded through the state...
Medicare to cover Viagra, similar sex performance medications (02/02/05)
WASHINGTON -- Sexual performance drugs such as Viagra will be covered in Medicare's new prescription drug program, a lifestyle rather than lifesaving benefit that conservatives and watchdog groups say the government shouldn't provide. Like those for maladies such as high blood pressure and heart disease, prescriptions for Viagra and similar drugs in its class will be tightly controlled. ...
Bush won't give details on Social Security overhaul in speech (02/02/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will outline ideas about strengthening Social Security but will not spell out all the details of a plan to fix the system's financial problems when he delivers his State of the Union address tonight. Bush's strategy to offer a partial outline rather than detailed remedy reflects a split between the two houses of Congress about the president's role in the politically sensitive debate...
Medical bills create half of bankruptcies (02/02/05)
BOSTON -- Costly illnesses trigger about half of all personal bankruptcies, and health insurance offers no protection against ending up penniless, according to findings from a Harvard University study to be released today. Researchers from Harvard's law and medical schools said the findings underscore the inadequacy of many private insurance plans that offer worst-case catastrophic coverage, but little financial security for less severe illnesses...
Pope John Paul II sent to hospital by breathing problems (02/02/05)
ROME -- Pope John Paul II was rushed to the hospital urgently Tuesday night after he suffered inflammation of the throat and had difficulty breathing while battling the flu, the Vatican said. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls told The Associated Press that the decision to hospitalize the 84-year-old pontiff was "mainly a precaution."...
Thousands turned away from polls (02/02/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's interim president said Tuesday that tens of thousands of people may have been unable to vote in the country's historic weekend election because some polling places -- including those in Sunni Arab areas -- ran out of ballots...
Jackson tops Charleston (02/02/05)
On senior night for the Jackson boys basketball team, its top senior, guard Jack Puisis, gave the Indians a spark off the bench. Puisis hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds remaining to push Jackson to a 60-56 win against Charleston...
Notre Dame girls win a rout (02/02/05)
Notre Dame's girls basketball team is struggling through one of its worst seasons in recent memory. The Bulldogs (5-14) were more than able to hold their own against rival Central on Tuesday at the Show Me Center with a 55-30 rout in a battle for bragging rights in Cape Girardeau...
Central boys claim 83-74 win over ND (02/02/05)
Central's boys basketball team played at nearly 100 percent for the first time in a month, with top scorers Eli Harris and Darnell Wilks in the starting lineup along with a healthy Alex Ray. With a full complement, the Tigers (9-11) looked sharp in an 83-74 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday night at the Show Me Center in a game for bragging rights in Cape Girardeau...
Balanced Advance tops host Bloomfield (02/02/05)
Daryl Wade scored 17 points to lead four Advance players into double figures in a 66-57 victory at Bloomfield on Tuesday night. DustinKalinski and James Masters each added 13 points for the Hornets (13-6), while Drew Sherman added 12. ADVANCE 66, BLOOMFIELD 57...
Illini overpower Spartans (02/02/05)
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Dee Brown backpedalled with his right arm held high and wrist cocked after making a 3-pointer. It was a sight No. 1 Illinois enjoyed often against Michigan State. Luther Head scored 22 points, Brown had 18 and the Fighting Illini made 13 3-pointers to remain undefeated with an 81-68 victory over the 12th-ranked Spartans on Tuesday night...
Owens - I'm going to play and that's it (02/02/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Terrell Owens strolled onto the field, claiming a podium near the 25-yard line. It would have been more appropriate to put him right in the middle of the field. T.O. was clearly in his comfort zone Tuesday at the Super Bowl's media extravaganza -- the center of attention, the star of the show, the guy making all the news...
NFL players are living life in the fat lane (02/02/05)
Brad Culpepper particularly remembers the Thanksgiving dinners, when he would stuff himself silly with food and then two hours later try to find a way to cram some more down his throat. He was a defensive tackle in the NFL, undersized at 280 pounds in a supersized league. That left Culpepper two choices -- eat or find another line of work...
Sports briefs 2/2/05 (02/02/05)
Basketball...
Forcing spring - Cheery-colored bulbs beat the winter blues (02/02/05)
If the gray skies have you feeling dreary and wishing for spring gardens, a burst of color might be just the thing to brighten your mood. A pot of tulips, a vase of daffodils or a container of crocus can add cheerful color and wonderful scents to any room. These spring-flowering bulbs can easily be coaxed into an early bloom...
You are what you eat ... mmmmmm (02/02/05)
The alarm clock radio touches off an internal battle every morning. It's dark. It's cold. My husband and my little dog are warm. Do I get dressed for the gym? Or do I adjust the alarm to go off in another hour? I've learned this: If I don't go to the gym before work, I'm not going. ...
Snacks to serve at Super Bowl parties (02/02/05)
smcclanahan The Super Bowl is coming soon and today I have several snack foods for you to try. A Cape Girardeau cook sent in all of these recipes and uses them on special occasions and gatherings of friends. Enjoy! ** Chili Party Wings 1 package Schilling chili seasoning...
Prepare now for good summer fruit (02/02/05)
During the summer I often get fruit samples infested with worms or spotted with fungi from home orchardists. I usually ask "Did you spray your fruit trees?" "Oh, yes" is the usual answer. Further questioning often explains why, even after spraying, their apples, pears or peaches develop poor-quality fruit. Perhaps some of the hints listed below will help you get better quality fruit in more abundance...
Cape music schedule (02/02/05)
Friday, February 04 dj derve-funky breaks; dj lucas-jungle; dj spacehead-breaks; and jungle dj reperkushin-ragga jungle @ Port Cape Friday, February 04 BaTTle CrY @ Otters, (Oran, MO) Friday, February 04 Project 621 @ Rude Dog Pub Friday, February 04...
February Calendar (02/02/05)
February 3 2nd Annual Artistic Expressions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream Participants can express themselves in any artistic form as a reflection of Dr. King's legacy. Youth and adults are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be rewarded and refreshments will be served. An auction to support the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship will also be held in the University Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mercedes Jackson or Cori McGee at (573) 651-5186...
Movie Review - Million Dollar Baby (02/02/05)
Seth Davis is a featured contributor to The Austin Chronicle There shouldn't be any question about whether Clint Eastwood has earned his place in the pantheon of American cinema. Until the last decade or so, the mention of his name first summoned a visualization of a film icon: the squinting loner wandering the barren landscapes of the Old West or a renegade cop dispensing his own brand of justice in the lawless streets of a modern-day frontier town. ...
A Rock Solid Interview with Jesse Schiwitz (02/02/05)
Les: This interview was supposed to be in the January OFF! But, my computer caught something nasty and after a few VD shots, it's OK. Leslie: Yes, a big sorry goes out to Squadcar and Pizzasaurus Rex for not being in the last issue. Les: You know, a smart person backs up their files...
Movie Review - In Good Company (02/02/05)
by Emily Spreng Lowery In Good Company is a feel-good movie that will appeal to anyone (whether 20-something or 50-something) who has ever faced an unexpected fork in the road. Written and directed by Paul Weitz (who also brought us About a Boy), the script is smart and funny, the acting is top-notch, and the story manages to tug on the heartstrings without bombarding you with sentimentality...
"The St. Lunatics" Featuring Nelly (02/02/05)
Returning with his trail blazing hip-hop tunes, three-time Grammy award winner and platinum selling recording artist Nelly will perform at the SIU Arena on Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Nelly appears with his rap posse "The St. Lunatics," which includes Ali, Murphy Lee, and Kyjuan...
103.7 Hits the Streets (02/02/05)
The Bands: Last Day Fighting, Weekend, Pizzasaurus Rex, Rock Solid By Cara Stone Still recovering from the New Year's holiday, and an 11 day tour with Squadcar, Pizzasaurus Rex performed a final show for a packed crowd at The Camp on Monday January 10. I am sorry to say I was the only Rage 103.7 staff member in attendance. The rest of the staff missed a kickass rock show...
Guest commentary - The Technicalities of Infidelity (02/02/05)
Let us begin with a hypothetical question, which-on its surface-may seem to have a straightforward, obvious, undeniable answer. However, this question raises a larger point about everything we pretend to understand about relationships, and particularly what we assume we understand about monogamy (and when infidelity technically begins). ...
Otto Modest - the local band with a powerful sound (02/02/05)
by Jarret Green The Otto Modest don't have a drummer. At least, right now, they don't have a particular person who could answer to the title of the Otto Modest's fulltime drummer. But this is territory the Cape Girardeau band has already explored. Before previous drummer Eric Wilke joined the band a year ago, the other members, who have been together for about a year and a half, used a drum machine or took turns rotating onto the drums...
Community Theatre (02/02/05)
Cape Girardeau's Community theatre has expanded its 2005 season! The River City Players will offer two comedies, two dramas, a musical, and a special local tales production for Old Town Cape's Libertyfest. The season opens with Murder at the Howard Johnson's, a light and farcical comedy by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, involving a love triangle-a man, his wife, and her lover-at a Howard Johnson's Motor Inn...
Gannett Research Services Director to Present Lecture (02/02/05)
Dr. Reggie Murphy, director of Research Services for Gannett, Co., Inc., will present the Department of Communication's Michael Davis Lecture Feb. 13 at Southeast Missouri State University. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the University's Black History Month festivities...
"Brown Baggin' It" by Sam DeReign (02/02/05)
At some point in time, I've sure we've all either seen or heard the commercials for Brown Bag Video, advertising their adult toys and videos produced by Satan. In fact, I believe I saw an ad for it in the local paper one day. It was in between the free kittens someone was giving away and a job offer...
Study finds MTV is packed with steamy programming (02/02/05)
NEW YORK -- Approaching the first anniversary of Janet Jackson's famed wardrobe malfunction, a study released Tuesday criticized MTV for the "incessant sleaze" of steamy programming aimed at young people. During one week last March, the watchdog Parents Television Council said it counted 3,056 flashes of nudity or sexual situations and 2,881 verbal references to sex...
Ruth Mathis (02/02/05)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Ruth Mathis, 65, of Villa Ridge died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Diehlstadt, Mo. She was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Graves County, Ky., daughter of James and Opal Rushing. Mathis was a retired cook and member of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Jeireld Snell (02/02/05)
Jeireld Raymond Snell, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 27, 1930, in McClure, Ill., son of Peter and Gladys Benefield Snell. He and Helen Marie Nabe were married Sept. 2, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. She died Nov. 16, 1990...
Leonard Kortmeyer (02/02/05)
Leonard Dwight Kortmeyer, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Burke, S.D., son of Henry Conrad and Marcia Martha Schultz Kortmeyer. He and Thelma Snedeker were married Feb. 14, 1981, in Greeley, Colo...
Raymond Loos (02/02/05)
Raymond G. Loos, 85, of St. Louis died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in a St. Louis hospital. He was born May 27, 1919, in Jackson, son of Herman and Jane Sarah Sawyer Loos. He married Jannett Jennings. Loos retired from General Motors Corp. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Debra Bruckmeier of Kansas City, Mo., Patricia Pepper of St. Louis; a sister, Ruth Mason of Jackson; and two grandchildren...
Edna Hagan (02/02/05)
Edna Margaret Hagan, 92, of Scott City died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 28, 1912, at Illmo, daughter of Dave and Amelia Sander Held. She and Omer L. Hagan were married Dec. 17, 1928, at Commerce, Mo. He died Dec. 29, 1992...
Barbara Johnson (02/02/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Barbara M. Johnson, 84, of Sikeston died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Portland, Ore., daughter of Leonard and Mabel Neeley Moore. She and Dr. Howard B. Johnson were married Jan. 26, 1941, at Vancouver, Wash. He died June 13, 1990...
Dr. William Whiting (02/02/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dr. William Hale Whiting, 83, of Anna died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Antigo, Wis., son of Ami Nelson and Beatrice Hale Whiting. He married Olive Marie Callaway Sept. 2, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wis...
Charles Schrader (02/02/05)
Charles F. Schrader, age 84, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, son of Frederick W. and Anna E. Brandes Schrader. He and Mary I. Brazeal were married Aug. 8, 1942. She passed away Jan. 27, 2003...
Verda Cooper (02/02/05)
Verda M. Cooper, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 28, 1909, at Senath, Mo., daughter of William and Mary Hedge Dunivan. She and Homer Cooper were married Sept. 4, 1933, in Jonesboro, Ill. He died March 31, 2002...
Dorothy Minton (02/02/05)
Dorothy Louise Minton, 80, of Jackson died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Monticello House. She was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter and Emma Kahnert Kieninger. She and Glen "Jumbo" Minton were married June 28, 1947. He died June 25, 1987...
Donald Seabaugh (02/02/05)
Donald Ray Seabaugh, 64, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in a work-related accident on Highway 177. He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clarence and Lydia Schlegel Seabaugh. He and Judith R. Ruessler Stortz were married Jan. 18, 2002, in Cape Girardeau...
Richard Powell (02/02/05)
Richard Coleson Powell, 72, of Jefferson City died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of R.C. and Mayme Branchville Canada Powell. He was married Jan. 13, 1956, in Cape Girardeau to Dorothy Annette Jennings, who died March 4, 2000. He was married Aug. 18, 2001, in Cole County to Billie Carolyn Shaw Stovall, who survives of the home...
Elsie Durham (02/02/05)
Elsie Gladys Matlock Durham, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born July 28, 1923, in McClure, Ill., daughter of James W. and Ella Mae Rudluff Matlock. She and Samuel Harrison Durham were married March 27, 1944, in Blytheville, Ark. He preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1951...
Lance Walters (02/02/05)
Lance B. Walters, 54, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center. He was born in Cape Girardeau July 21, 1950, son of June Lansing Walters and Horace Walters, current residents of Sikeston, Mo...
Helen Bertrand (02/02/05)
Helen Mildred Bertrand, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Friedenburg, Mo., daughter of Lonnie Henry and Velma Farrar Mehner. She and A.W. "Bill" Bertrand were married Sept. 28, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 12, 1983...
Lorene Becker (02/02/05)
Lorene "Pete" Becker, 83, of Fruitland died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at her home. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
James Owens Sr. (02/02/05)
James Edward Owens Sr., 80, of Whitewater died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born March 14, 1924, in Fort Worth, Texas, son of Edgar Layetta and Cora Mae Reason Owens. He and Doris Mae Heilmann were married June 5, 1943...
Cape fire report 02/02/05 (02/02/05)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following Sunday: * At 11:24 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of West Cape Rock Drive. Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the calls Monday: * At 1:45 a.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue...
Out of the past 2/2/05 (02/02/05)
25 years ago: Feb. 2, 1980 KELSO, Mo. -- St. Augustine's Catholic Church was rededicated last night, after restoration of the historic church, which began last summer; the Most Rev. Bernard F. Law, bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese, and about 30 priests from the surrounding area took part in the ceremony...
China is our enemy (02/02/05)
At 3.7 million square miles, China's area is virtually identical to that of the United States. The U.S. population is 300 million. China's population is estimated at 1.5 billion. The official count is somewhat less. To control the birth rate, China reduces benefits to families having more than one child, including the withholding of schooling. During a census, many children are hidden to avoid government sanctions...
Special favors (02/02/05)
Last September, when then-governor Bob Holden named former state legislator Bill Foster to the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, Foster's state pension immediately plumped up to $47,615 annually from $18,288 a year . Foster's appointment was rescinded when Gov. Matt Blunt took office last month. Foster still hopes to be reappointed, but his pension will remain intact whether he is or isn't...
No god belongs on Supreme Court (02/02/05)
To the editor: Cal Thomasā in his Jan. 30 column "Living, dying by the court's new standard," suggests that life comes from our creator and that U.S. courts should listen to our creator when making a decision on abortion. Does he mean the Judeo-Christian creator god of the Old Testament, the Hindu creator god Vishnu, the Eskimo creator god Raven or even the Pueblo Indian creator god Awonawilona?...
Speak Out 2/2/05 (02/02/05)
They're his words...
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