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Limit on pets in Cape could be changed (02/07/05)
Cape Girardeau's new limit on pets, adopted barely six months ago, may be revised soon to allow more flexibility for pet owners. An animal control task force, which first met in November, hopes by March to recommend revisions to the city's pet law. The final decision rests with the city council, which passed the pet ordinance to make it easier for police and animal control officers to deal with animal nuisance problems...
VFW post holds Super Bowl party in new hall (02/07/05)
As the national anthem played, the 60 or so people in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall Sunday afternoon removed their hats, stood and looked at the flag waving on a big screen TV. Some sang loudly. Thunderous applause followed the final notes. Shortly afterward, cheers erupted as the Philadelphia Eagles won the coin toss. What seemed like a solemn occasion was only the beginning of a lively Super Bowl party in the new VFW Post 3838 hall on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau...
Transit authority starts ad campaign (02/07/05)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority had its busiest day ever on Thursday, providing 140 point-to-point trips to various county destinations. That's 20 more trips than the daily average a year ago and 82 more trips than the average in 2000. Despite the authority's dramatic increase in rides over the last several years, director Jeff Brune says he runs across people every day who don't know about the service...
Students hold penny war to aid tsunami victims (02/07/05)
Chaffee Elementary students held a penny war last month in response to the tsunami that took tens of thousands of lives with little or no warning throughout South Asia and coastal regions as far away as East Africa. In a typical penny war, students are encouraged to collect pennies in containers located in their own classrooms and to put nickels, dimes, quarters and paper money into the containers of other classrooms. ...
Brickhaus serving aboard USS Kitty Hawk (02/07/05)
Navy Lt. Matthew J. Brickhaus, son of Lolamae Brickhaus of Sedgewickville, Mo., and his fellow shipmates recently completed a series of sea trials while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. The sea trials ended a four-month ship's restricted availability for Brickhaus' unit. ...
Community Q&A 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
* Name: Leah Shrum...
Community cuisine 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
Lenten dinner by Elks benefits local students; Sam's Club holds farmers appreciation breakfast
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
7 p.m. today...
Redhawks fall below .500 with two losses in Texas (02/07/05)
The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team were on the short end of the scoring in a three-team meet at Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas, on Saturday. Southeast suffered losses to nationally ranked Brigham Young University and TWU, as the Redhawks fell to 2-3 on the year...
Franklin basketball players identified (02/07/05)
Responses for the Feb. 3 mystery photo came from Jim Ainsworth, Malcolm Schack and Dub Suedekum, all of Cape Girardeau; Tom Hodgkiss of Scott City, who was a senior at Central High School when the picture was taken; Lindell Brennecke of Jackson and Paul Masterson, formerly of Cape Girardeau, now living in Lafayette, La...
Community digest 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
Cape Girardeau AARP meets for mill program; Children invited to take part in boot camp; USS Missouri (BB-63) Association holds reunion; Car seat checks planned at Chevrolet dealers
Students show knack for knitting (02/07/05)
Edward Englehart and Dillon Farrar weave comments about yarn quality and needle size into their discussion of the day's events at school as if they've been doing it for years. The two 13-year-olds occasionally glance down at the clicking needles in their hands to check the progress of the day's projects: a scarf for Englehart and a bracelet/bookmark for Farrar...
Study - Medicaid cuts would put dent in Missouri economy (02/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt talks a lot about economic development. He also talks a lot about making government more efficient through cuts and cost-saving initiatives. But a new study suggests those two priorities may conflict. A report released last week by St. Louis University economists concludes the government-run Medicaid health-care program is an economic boon. And cutting it, as Blunt proposes, would hurt the economy...
Senator - Cut legislature health benefits, too (02/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Tim Green has proposed a law that would strip Missouri lawmakers of taxpayer-provided health insurance. Green, a St. Louis County Democrat, pitched his idea last week at a meeting of the Senate Small Business Committee. His proposal came on the heels of Gov. Matt Blunt's proposal to eliminate Medicaid coverage for 89,000 people who are already living below the poverty level...
Bush proposes $2.5 trillion spending plan (02/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's $2.5 trillion budget is shaping up as his most austere, trying to restrain spending across a wide swath of government from popular farm subsidies to poor people's health programs. Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday defended the plan against Democratic criticism that Bush had to seek steep cuts in scores of federal programs because he is unwilling to roll back first-term tax cuts that opponents contend primarily benefited the wealthy...
Amid intelligence turmoil, CIA director's new team in place (02/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- Monday is Day One of a new era at the Central Intelligence Agency as director Porter Goss, on the job for four months, finally gets his leadership team in place. The time since Goss' swearing-in has prove rocky for an agency still reeling from its failure to warn of the Sept. 11 attacks and its flawed prewar intelligence on Iraq's weapons...
Advocates say company to stop making Crazy For You bear (02/07/05)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- After weeks of protests, Vermont Teddy Bear Co. has agreed to stop producing and marketing a "Crazy For You" bear that had angered advocates for the mentally ill, four advocacy groups said Thursday. Company spokeswoman Nicole L'Huillier said the statement issued by the groups was "a little bit inaccurate," but would not immediately elaborate...
Brothers who rescued Jewish refugees before WWII are honored (02/07/05)
CINCINNATI -- As the Nazis took power in Germany and the world turned its back on Jewish refugees, four brothers who ran a cigar factory in the Philippines worked quietly to help 1,200 Jews flee to Manila. The Frieder brothers never talked about their part in the little-known rescue. But some 65 years later, the remaining refugees want the world to know what Philip, Alex, Morris and Herbert Frieder achieved...
Nation briefs 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
Texas nurse goes on trial for lethal injections; Female Guard member demoted for mud-wrestling
Rumsfeld - Iraq needs time to build forces to thwart attacks (02/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- Iraq will need time to build up forces sufficient to handle a potential threat from its neighbors even after Baghdad proves capable of overcoming the insurgency at home, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday. Rumsfeld said he doesn't believe President Bush's State of the Union declaration that U.S. ...
Complications emerge in Iraq's historic election (02/07/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Some polling stations were shuttered. Others ran out of ballots. A provincial governor's name was left off the list of candidates. And some minorities complain it is all a plot to silence them. One week after Iraq's historic election, allegations of confusion, mismanagement or worse are surfacing, complicating the vote count and perhaps providing ammunition for politicians to question the entire process if they do not fare well in the final tally...
Researchers worry over Antarctica's shifting ice (02/07/05)
PUNTA ARENAS, Chile -- Scientists looking southward from the tip of South America, over steel-gray waters toward icy Antarctica, see only questions on the horizon about the fate of the planet. Now that one mammoth Antarctic ice shelf has collapsed into the ocean, when might another, bigger one crumble and slip into a warming sea? In 1,000 years? In 100 years? Sooner? Never?...
Pope determined to show he can still lead church (02/07/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II blessed the faithful from his hospital window Sunday, looking frail and speaking with difficulty but determined to show he can still lead the Roman Catholic Church. The 10-minute appearance at an open window gave the public its first glimpse of the 84-year-old pontiff since his hospitalization, which rekindled questions about his ability to carry on...
World briefs 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
Togo lawmakers endorse late president's son; Israel eases position on release of prisoners; Rescuers can't reach wreckage of Afghan plane
Saudi charity in tsunami region raises concerns (02/07/05)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A powerful Saudi charity under scrutiny for alleged terrorist financing is expanding operations in tsunami-ravaged areas of Indonesia, importing a hard-line religious message that the West fears could spread extremist Islam in the world's most populous Muslim nation...
Rice - 'Hard decisions' as Israel works for peace (02/07/05)
JERUSALEM -- The United States will ask Israel to make "hard decisions" as it moves toward peace with the Palestinians, and both sides must live up to their promises, Condoleezza Rice said Sunday during her first trip to the Middle East as secretary of state...
Firms that bought Iraqi oil from traders may be complicit (02/07/05)
GENEVA -- Companies that bought Iraqi oil from traders who allegedly spent billions of dollars to bribe Saddam Hussein for contracts under the U.N. oil-for-food program now could be implicated in the vast web of corruption uncovered in the investigation by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, a Swiss criminal lawyer said on Sunday...
NHL, players not talking for now (02/07/05)
The NHL and the players' association have not been in contact since talks broke off before the weekend, two sources close to the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday on condition of anonymity. The sides parted ways Friday after three days of negotiations...
Mickelson cruises to win in Arizona (02/07/05)
Phil Mickelson finished a triumphant week in his second home, winning the FBR Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., by five strokes for his largest margin of victory in a PGA Tour event. Mickelson struggled with his driver some in a final round 3-under 68, but no one mounted a serious challenge Sunday. He never led by fewer than three strokes over the last 18 holes...
Tigers land Ordonez (02/07/05)
DETROIT -- For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers added a marquee player about two weeks before the start of spring training. First, Ivan Rodriguez. Now, Magglio Ordonez. "Most of us go into spring training excited, but when you sign a big-time guy like Ordonez, it makes you even more excited," Tigers pitcher Jason Johnson said Sunday in a telephone interview from Tampa, Fla...
Branch snares MVP award (02/07/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Deion Branch managed to outshine Terrell Owens on football's biggest stage. And that was no small feat in this Super Bowl. The leader of New England's unheralded receiving corps, Branch tied a Super Bowl record with 11 catches, accounting for 133 yards Sunday night in a 24-21 victory over Philadelphia that gave the Patriots their third championship in four years...
Illinois on target, records 23rd straight win (02/07/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Deron Williams couldn't get one shot to fall. A lot of his passes, though, were right on target. Williams had assists on Illinois' first seven baskets and finished with 11 as the top-ranked Illini remained unbeaten with a 60-47 victory over Indiana on Sunday. It was the lowest-scoring game of the season for Illinois (23-0, 9-0 Big Ten), which held the Hoosiers to their second-lowest output of the season...
Patriots top Eagles for third Super Bowl win in four years (02/07/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dynasties don't have to be perfect or pretty. They just have to win -- like the New England Patriots. The Patriots won their third Super Bowl in four years with a dominant second half Sunday night, wearing down the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21...
Panera plans bakery-cafe near hotel (02/07/05)
smoyers The Panera Bread Co. has confirmed its plans to build a free-standing bakery-cafe near the new Holiday Inn Express on William Street. The company hopes to have it open by the middle of November. Plans are still tentative and the lease with Midamerica Hotels has not been signed, said Mindy Peirce, a spokeswoman for the company. Peirce would release no further details, even what that new store means for the Panera Bread that currently does business at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
Hollywood has good weekend despite Super Bowl (02/07/05)
LOS ANGELES -- For a Super Bowl weekend, when many movie-goers stay at home, Hollywood had a fairly strong showing, with the top 12 movies grossing $91 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. During Super Bowl weekend last year, the top 12 took in $73.4 million...
Business memo 02/07/04 (02/07/05)
Area contractors win awards on road projects...
People on the move 02/05/04 (02/07/05)
Cape city employee recognized for attitude; 20-year-old Cap America announces promotions; Local consultant completes program; Doctor completes certifying examination
Economics deals with facts, not oughts (02/07/05)
At the end of the previous column, you were left with this question: Which is the best method of resolving conflict over what's produced, how and when it's produced, and who's going to get it? Among the methods for doing so were the market mechanism, government fiat, gifts or violence. The answer is that economic theory can't answer normative questions...
Bush avoids label of job-loss president (02/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has narrowly escaped becoming the first president since Herbert Hoover to lose jobs on his watch. Questions about the health of the nation's jobs market dogged Bush throughout his first term, and Democrats used the issue in the presidential campaign. Ultimately, the jobs situation and the economy weren't enough of a concern to deny Bush a second term...
Federal Reserve chairman guides economic destiny of millions (02/07/05)
WASHINGTON First comes the small talk about vacations or family -- usually anything but interest rates or the economy. But when Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan enters the room, it's time to get to work. The decisions made by Greenspan and two dozen colleagues gathered around a 27-foot-long mahogany table can touch millions of consumers, businesses and investors...
Raymond Peters (02/07/05)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Raymond Peters, 75, of McClure died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Leopold, Mo., son of August and Mary Peters. He and Opal Kettle were married Feb. 14, 1988, in Sikeston, Mo...
Barbara Landewee (02/07/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Barbara Landewee, 90, of Chaffee died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Pauline Hupp (02/07/05)
Pauline Hupp, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Jerusalem, Ark., daughter of Sigmond and Ethel Stobaugh Kennedy. She and Elvis Hupp were married Dec. 7, 1942, in Piggott, Ark. He died Feb. 10, 1988...
Mary Idom (02/07/05)
Mary Idom, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Henderson and Ercie Green James. She and Walter Idom were married July 25, 1960, in Cape Girardeau. He died Oct. 2, 1986...
Jean Miller (02/07/05)
Jean Miller, 86, of Scott City died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born July 24, 1928, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Jess and Alpha Harris Hodge. She and Alva Miller were married Jan. 14, 1946, in Poplar Bluff. Miller was the owner and operator of Jean's Fabrics in Scott City. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Danniel Brotherton (02/07/05)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Danniel Brotherton, 44, of Fredericktown, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in Perryville, Mo. He was born Jan. 27, 1961, in Perry County, Mo., son of Donald and Margie Goldsmith Brotherton. He and Rhonda Douglas were married Sept. 2, 1978...
Linda Douglass (02/07/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Linda Douglass, 56, of Memphis, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Emma Bowen (02/07/05)
Emma Bowen, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 13, 1935, in Van Buren, Mo., daughter of Aubrey and Ruby Mead Murray. She and David Bormann were married in 1990. He died in 1996. Bowen was a purchasing agent for American Safety in Palmyra, Mo. She was also the owner and operator of a gas station and convenience store in Hannibal, Mo...
Virginia Green (02/07/05)
Virginia Green, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Marilyn Mirly (02/07/05)
Marilyn Mirly, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangement are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Robert French (02/07/05)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Robert L. French, 74, of St. Mary died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, at Perryville, Mo., son of William and Rose Tucker French. He had worked for Empire Gas Co., served in the National Guard and was a member of the Country Music Association of St. Mary...
Jerry Cook (02/07/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Jerry M. Cook, 62, of Patton died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 23, 1942, in Mayfield, Mo., son of Troy R. and Iva E. Tankersley Cook. He was self-employed in the timber business prior to his illness...
Susan Carlson (02/07/05)
LEMOORE NAVAL AIR STATION, Calif. -- Susan Jane Hopen Carlson, 44, of Lemoore Naval Air Station died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, Ca. She was born Nov. 12, 1960, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of James J. and Betty S. Johnson Hopen. She and Scott C. Carlson were married May 16, 1987...
Hope Davenport (02/07/05)
Hope Davenport, 58, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She and Lester Davenport were married May 4, 1974, in Greenville, N.Y. He died Jan. 21, 1997. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Richard Randol (02/07/05)
Richard Randol, 68, of Jackson, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Elmer Heuring (02/07/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Elmer Heuring, 80, of Kelso died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Larry Pender (02/07/05)
Larry Pender, 63, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 24, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, son of John and Bessie Worley Pender. He and Helen Park were married Oct. 3, 1959, in Jackson. Pender owned and operated Larry's Auto Body in Jackson. He was also a reserve police officer with the Jackson Police Department, with the rank of sergeant, for nine years. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Jackson...
Three hurt in three accidents (02/07/05)
Three people were seriously injured in separate single-vehicle accidents Saturday and Sunday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. William Tedder, 45, of Whitewater was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital after the 1:10 p.m. accident Saturday on Route C in Perry County, 1.5 miles south of Route E. Tedder was thrown from his motorcycle after it struck a ditch, the patrol said...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 02/07/05 (02/07/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item Saturday: * At 10:58 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of Broadway. Firefighters responded to the following items Sunday: * At 2:34 a.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of North Clark Avenue...
Cape police report 02/07/05 (02/07/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Lindsey M. Meyer, 21, of 2541 Albert Rasche Drive, received a summons for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in the correct lane...
Out of the past 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
10 years ago: Feb. 7, 1980 Immediate and long-range plans for correcting sewage backup problems in the Cape LaCroix Creek watershed were submitted to the city council by a consulting engineer last night; the council also voted to hire a city Division of Transit supervisor, the first step in instituting a public transportation system in Cape Girardeau...
Social Security - On borrowed time (02/07/05)
All Americans understand that there need to be some changes to our Social Security system because, 40 years from now, Social Security will go into deficit if we do nothing. And it is always better to correct problems early than wait until they get worse...
Letting your opinion be known (02/07/05)
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: How can someone who submits a letter to the editor of the Southeast Missourian know for sure that it was received by the newspaper and will be printed?...
Meth fight goes national (02/07/05)
Missouri's fight against methamphetamine is going national at a time when more cities are facing problems with the illegal and easy-to-make drug. U.S. Sen. Jim Talent is promoting a bipartisan Combat Meth Act in Congress that would force all pseudoephedrine-containing drugs to be placed behind a pharmacy's counter. The bill also would allocate $30 million for the drug fight across the nation...
Eminent domain is big threat (02/07/05)
To the editor: There is little I fear more than eminent domain. In a 1954, a unanimous Supreme Court in Berman v. Parker permitted eminent domain to assist urban renewal. It allowed property to be seized in an inner-city slum and sold to new owners for redevelopment. This power erupted into abuse by many developers and community leaders. Government can seize land by stretching the definition of public use...
Bush ignores foreign-drug pledge (02/07/05)
To the editor: "If they're safe, they're coming." These were the words of candidate George W. Bush during a televised pre-election debate. He was referring to cheap drugs from Canada. If his drug task force reported that drugs via Canada were safe, he would allow them in the country and cut medical costs for Americans, an especially critical issue for fixed-income seniors...
Girl Scouts have amazing legacy (02/07/05)
To the editor: The Girl Scouts of Otahki Council appreciate the recent efforts by the Southeast Missourian to highlight the important programs provided by Girl Scouting. In March, the Girl Scouts will celebrate 93 years of advocating for girls and families. What an amazing legacy of service and leadership the Girl Scouts have...
Speak Out 2/7/05 (02/07/05)
Another speaker; Both take faith; Seeking safety; Life is a choice too; Our food supply; Super-sized pants; Thanks for help; Passing lane; Paying for good times; Voting records
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