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Healing rice steams farmers (02/13/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. It's only 150 acres, a small amount by agriculture standards, and right now the land that sits in Scott County's vibrant farm community is bare. But the controversial crop that could be sprouting out of that soil as early as this spring -- genetically modified rice -- has created passions in equal measure by two groups in heated opposition...
Cape projects short on funds by $54 million (02/13/05)
Cape Girardeau city officials have no shortage of proposed capital improvement projects. But funding them is another matter. The city council annually approves a five-year capital improvements plan that covers everything from street construction to park improvements...
Southeast rattled off its seventh straight victory (02/13/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks continued their rampage Saturday night -- along with their remarkable climb up the Ohio Valley Conference standings. The Redhawks drilled Tennessee State 85-68 at the Show Me Center for their seventh straight victory, which marks the program's longest streak since moving up to the Division I level in 1991-92...
Cape man dies in I-44 accident; teen dies from Wednesday crash (02/13/05)
A 45-year-old Cape Girardeau man died Saturday in an automobile accident near Rolla, Mo., a day after a Marble Hill, Mo., teenager died from injuries from a Wednesday car accident in Bollinger County. On Saturday, Cary L. Flanagan, 45, of Cape Girardeau was in a one-car accident in Phelps County, about 12 miles west of Rolla on Interstate 44. ...
Cape Eagle Scout praised as hero for saving mom, sister (02/13/05)
Statistics indicate that Eagle Scouts are outstanding. Less than 2 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. But even among Eagle Scouts, Grant Hengst of Cape Girardeau stands out. The 19-year-old stood among 93 Boy Scouts from the region recognized Saturday at Academic Hall on the Southeast Missouri State University campus for earning the merit badges necessary to become Eagle Scouts. ...
World briefs 2/13/05 (02/13/05)
Russians crowd streets to protest benefits reform; American nun Dorothy Stang killed in Brazil; Juarez drug gang joins allies to control border
Nation briefs 2/13/05 (02/13/05)
Christo's 'The Gates' unfurled inCentral Park; Brain-damaged woman talks after 20-year silence; Ohio pushing law to fight college 'liberalism'
Southeast falls at St. Louis (02/13/05)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision at St. Louis University on Friday. The match was played at the Sunset Tennis Center. The Billikens improved to 5-3 while the Redhawks fell to 1-2. With SLU forced to default two matches because of an injury, Southeast's lone victory on the court came from sophomore Kimmy Anderson at No. 5 singles. The Jackson High School graduated defeated Tina Grasso 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 for her second straight singles triumph...
Blunt building team with government vets (02/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During last fall's election campaign, a major knock against Matt Blunt was that at age 34 he lacked sufficient experience to be Missouri's governor. In assembling his administration, Blunt has sought assistance from a number of old hands...
Redhawks post 10th straight victory (02/13/05)
On a night when Southeast Missouri State star Tatiana Conceicao had her lowest scoring output of the season, it was up to other Redhawks to carry the load. Up stepped Brandi Russia and Chandra Brown, two of Southeast's few returning players from last year who both reached season-high scoring totals Saturday during a 74-54 win over Tennessee State at the Show Me Center...
No. 1 Tulane pins two more losses on Southeast (02/13/05)
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- As the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Bob Gibson, Southeast Missouri State junior Chris Gibson often is asked why he did not become a pitcher. But Chris, whose father pitched many years for the St. Louis Cardinals, is making the adjustment from first base to left field and trying to make a name for himself as a position player with the Redhawks...
Bill would cover college for chlldren of KIA soldiers (02/13/05)
Rep. Nathan Cooper has introduced a bill in the Missouri House of Represenatives that would pay scholarships to children of soldiers who die in combat. HB185, which was passed unanimously by the House Veterans Committee on Wednesday, would allow the soldier's child to receive a scholarship for full tuition, an allowance of $2,000 per semester for room and board, and reimbursement of up to $500 per semester for the actual cost of books, meaning the state could potentially pay $125,000 in survivor scholarships.. ...
Closing a communication gap (02/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- When Washington University students realized that some immigrant workers on the St. Louis campus were struggling to communicate, they put a twist on community service. Rather than step off campus to find a place to be of help, they began a volunteer program at the university. Immigrant university staffers who want to improve their English can meet individually with about 45 student volunteers who offer help in reading, writing and conversation skills...
Archdiocese consolidating parishes (02/13/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The Archdiocese of St. Louis has announced plans to reduce the number of parishes in north St. Louis County from 25 to 10 and close four of its schools in the area. The plan, adopted by Archbishop Raymond Burke, reduces the number of schools to nine from 13, the archdiocese said Friday. The plan also calls for keeping one church, Our Lady of Guadalupe, as a specialty parish that will celebrate some Masses in Spanish...
FDA advisers to assess safety of arthritis drugs (02/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- Vioxx and other pain-relieving drugs have given many people with chronic pain the chance to resume normal lives. But an increase in heart attacks among users of the popular arthritis drug led the manufacturer to pull it from the market and has cast a shadow over similar medications...
Dean brings new leadership to Democrats (02/13/05)
NEW CHAIRMAN The Democratic National Committee elected Howard Dean, a former presidential candidate, to lead its national party. DEMOCRATS' GOALS Dean promised to spend much of his time in conservative states where Democrats aren't competitive, stay on offense and learn how to talk more effectively about party positions on issues...
Valentine's Day becomes symbolic platform for activists (02/13/05)
NEW YORK -- Chocolates and flowers still abound, but Valentine's Day is acquiring a new, politically tinged layer of symbolism: For many activists, it's now the date of choice to mobilize on matters of the heart -- advocating abstinence, decrying divorce, rallying nationwide to demand gay marriage...
Birds eat fermented berries, get drunk (02/13/05)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dozens of birds got drunk from eating holly berries, then crashed into the glass of an office building. "It was like an Alfred Hitchcock movie," worker Denise Wilkinson said. "It was spooky. You could hear them where they flew into the glass."...
Post office puts stamp on Valentine's Day (02/13/05)
VALENTINE, Texas -- Love is getting stamped out in this tiny West Texas town. Valentine's Day cards and letters have been coming to the town's adobe-style post office for weeks as romantics from around the world send messages to get stamped with the distinctive postmark of Valentine, Texas...
Woman looking for baby name uses eBay (02/13/05)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Online auction site eBay on Wednesday axed an ad from a woman attempting to sell "naming rights" for her unborn baby girl for least $750,000. As of Wednesday, with six days of the seven-day sale period already expired, the woman, whose identity was not known, had not received any bids...
Dean aims to rebuild Democratic Party (02/13/05)
WASHINGTON -- New national Democratic chairman Howard Dean promised Saturday to rebuild the party in the most conservative regions of the country, help develop state and local organizations and let congressional Democrats set the tone on policy. Electing Dean on a voice vote during their winter meeting, Democrats put the party's leadership in the hands of the skilled fund raiser and organizer whose sometimes caustic, blunt comments can lead to controversy. ...
Groups don't want elephants used in post-tsunami cleanup (02/13/05)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Rachmat has a nasty gash on his leg from walking over broken glass. Marni has a forehead laceration from bumping up against things. Their fellow workers are also nursing cuts and scrapes. Since the Asian elephants began helping clear debris in Indonesia's Aceh province after the Dec. ...
Palestinian militants claim adherence to de facto truce (02/13/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad said Saturday they were adhering to a de facto truce with Israel, but stopped short of committing to the official cease-fire that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed on at their summit...
U.N. oil-for-food chief blocked audit of work (02/13/05)
NEW YORK -- The U.N. oil-for-food program chief under scrutiny for alleged corruption and mismanagement blocked a proposed audit of his office around the same time he was accused of soliciting lucrative oil deals from Iraq, according to investigators...
Kuper places third in state race (02/13/05)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Lenny Kuper had waited two years for this moment. Kuper, the Notre Dame boys swimming coach, was beaming proudly after watching his son and standout swimmer, Jameson, finish third in the 100-yard breaststroke at Saturday's Missouri State High School Activities Association boys swimming and diving championships at the St. Peters Rec-Plex...
Central holds off Mehlville (02/13/05)
The Central boys basketball team withstood a 3-point shooting spree in the second half to defeat Mehlville 71-66 on Saturday night on the road. The Tigers (11-13) led by 13 after three quarters. Mehlville hit seven 3-pointers in the second half to close the gap down the stretch...
Jackson will send seven to state meet (02/13/05)
Jackson wrestler Cody Rouse kept his perfect season alive, winning the 152-pound weight class at the Class 4 District 1 tournament at Oakville High School on Saturday. Rouse was one of seven Jackson wrestlers to qualify for the state tournament, including fellow district champion Kamden Rampley at 189 pounds. The top four finishers in each weight class qualify for the state tournament, which will be Thursday through Saturday at the Hearnes Center in Columbia...
FanSpeak 2/13/05 (02/13/05)
Proud of the Eagles ; Time to update logo; Cheers for cheerleaders; A Puisis fan; Congrats to Redhawks; Just an opinion; Unconditional support; Let the coaches coach; Beyond the gridiron; In the swim
Home, sweet home (02/13/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No second-half swoon for Missouri this time. Thomas Gardner scored 11 of his 18 points in the final 2 minutes of regulation and the overtime, helping Missouri end a five-game losing streak with a 68-65 victory over No. 16 Oklahoma on Saturday...
Mickelson increases lead at Pebble Beach (02/13/05)
Phil Mickelson must have an idea how Tiger Woods felt when he won the U.S. Open at California's Pebble Beach five years ago. In another dominant display with every club in his bag, Mickelson blew away the field Saturday with a 5-under 67 that gave him a seven-shot lead and another tournament record in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am...
No stress and no defense in Hawaii (02/13/05)
HONOLULU -- For the NFL's best players, a trip to the Pro Bowl is an honor, a working vacation and a most-expenses-paid reward for a year of hard knocks. For a week, they're VIPs in an island paradise, reveling in exceptional treatment and privileges for their whole families...
Illinois overcomes Badgers, foul woes (02/13/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dee Brown sat on the bench more than he had all season. He was on the court down the stretch, however, and hit two long 3-pointers to seal unbeaten and top-ranked Illinois' 70-59 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin on Saturday. "Those were daggers," said teammate Deron Williams, who hit two key 3-pointers to ignite a 10-0 run early in the second half that erased a one-point Wisconsin lead and put the Illini (25-0, 11-0 Big Ten) in control...
Conservation commission's public meeting scheduled for March 11 (02/13/05)
The Missouri Conservation Commission will meet March 10 and 11 at the Conservation Department's headquarters in Southeast Missouri, located at 2302 County Park Drive in Cape Girardeau. The Commission will meet in executive session March 10 and in open session 8:30 a.m. March 11...
Illinois basketball team's unselfish play is fun to watch (02/13/05)
I wrote the last two weeks about the impressive runs of Southeast Missouri State's basketball teams. Now it's time to talk about another mighty sizzling hoop squad -- in fact, the nation's hottest. Yep, I'm referring to the University of Illinois, which I know has its share of fans in the area because I'm often approached by people wanting to talk about the Fighting Illini's exploits...
Cutter gives diamond an 'extreme makeover' (02/13/05)
NEW YORK -- All diamonds start out the same -- as colorless crystalized carbon. What's done to make them bright, brilliant, desirable and valuable, though, is as varied as the people who wear them. u Even the giant gems that end up at a tony jeweler such as Harry Winston have subtle differences: Some are "emerald-cut," others are "cushion-cut." And don't forget about the round-cut diamond, which was the standard engagement ring of a previous generation...
Chocolate fondue guaranteed to melt hearts at Valentine's Day (02/13/05)
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Forget the traditional boxed chocolates this Valentine's Day. Create a fun and romantic evening of indulgence with a warm and luscious chocolate fondue. Any sweetheart who tastes this creamy mixture of deep, rich chocolate, orange liqueur, orange zest and honey is almost guaranteed to melt. When the dessert is prepared with a quality brand of chocolate, it's incomparable...
Is much of gardening based on folklore? (02/13/05)
Oftentimes, gardening is all in the telling. We do things the same way generations before us did them or the way people with flourishing flowerbeds tell us they do them. Using banana peels to fertilize roses, for example. Planting vegetables by a waxing moon. Both are folkways handed down from parent to child, neighbor to neighbor...
Finding life in ancient ruins (02/13/05)
CANCUN, Mexico -- Most people know Cancun as a beach resort and spring break destination. But if you're an adventurous traveler looking to channel your inner Indiana Jones, there are also ancient Mayan ruins to be explored within a short drive of the beach...
Caricature goes mainstream: Homer's neighbor, Ned Flanders (02/13/05)
NEW YORK -- Good heavens! Ned Flanders has come into his own. A zealous instrument of God, Ned has long been instrumental to "The Simpsons" as it lampoons organized religion (that is, when not mocking virtually every other human institution, from business to democracy to its own TV network)...
Cledith Drysdale (02/13/05)
Cledith L. Drysdale, 81, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Monticello House. She was born Feb. 18, 1923, at Black Oak, Ark., daughter of Charles and Leo Faulkerson Stillwell. She and Harold Drysdale were married Jan. 4, 1974. He died May 31, 2000...
Leon Alsip (02/13/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Leon Alsip, 57, of Jonesboro died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 10, 1948, at Anna, Ill., son of Albert Lee and Mildred Massey Alsip. Alsip was a construction worker and a member of the American Legion Post at McClure, Ill. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War...
Richard Whitaker (02/13/05)
Richard Ray Whitaker, 59, of Scott City died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1945, at Cape Girardeau, son of John T. and Lillian Huskey Whitaker. He and Carol Sue Gold were married Aug. 11, 1990, at Gramercy, La...
John Hudson (02/13/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John H. Hudson, 62, of Perryville died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 9, 1942, at Perryville, son of Lloyd and Mary Layton Hudson. He was a retired construction worker, a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Mo., and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Beatrice Jacobs (02/13/05)
Beatrice "Bea" Jacobs, 92, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Monticello House. She was born June 29, 1912, near Neelys Landing, daughter of Willis and Rena Atchison Tripp. She and Lester "Bus" Jacobs were married in May 1930. He died July 18, 1999...
Tyler James (02/13/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Tyler Ray James, 16, of Marble Hill died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born Feb. 8, 1989, at Cape Girardeau, son of Tim R. and Darlene Dockins James...
Cary Flanagan (02/13/05)
Cary L. Flanagan, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in an auto accident at Jerome, Mo. He was born Sept. 9, 1959, at Ray, Ariz., son of Noel E. and Dorthy Maine Flanagan. He and Anita A. Huffman were married Oct. 6, 1979, at Marquand, Mo...
Henry Mann (02/13/05)
Henry F. "Buddy" Mann, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1928, at Piggott, Ark., son of Everett and Artie French Mann. He and Katherine Fowler were married April 7, 1951, at Piggott, Ark...
Newman-Teichman (02/13/05)
Teresa Ann Ellis Newman and Nicholas John Teichman exchanged vows Aug. 28, 2004, at the Elks Lodge in Jackson. Judge Stephen Limbaugh performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Lindsay Stroup of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Margie Newman of Jackson, and the late Hobart Newman. The groom is the son of Kathy Teichman of Jackson, Brad Teichman of Chaffee, Mo., and Daryl Cooper of Cape Girardeau...
Sample-Hamilton (02/13/05)
Carrie Lynn Sample and Thomas R. Hamilton were married Sept. 18, 2004, in a garden setting. Judge William Rader performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jan Felty of Folly Beach, S.C., and Robert and Joan Sample of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Tom and Martha Hamilton of Cape Girardeau...
Kintz-Beaudean (02/13/05)
Jennifer A. Kintz and Joseph P. Beaudean were married Oct. 9, 2004, at Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights, Mo. The Rev. Joseph Simon performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Judge John and Karen Kintz of Brentwood, Mo. The groom is the son of Mark and Sally Beaudean of Cape Girardeau...
Noland-Beussink (02/13/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Julie Marie Noland and Stuart Harold Beussink were married Oct. 30, 2004, at Arch United Methodist Church in Hannibal, Mo. The Rev. Mark Statler performed the ceremony. Organist was Sherry Mack, pianist was April Treaster, and playing the harmonica was Ken Treaster, all of Hannibal. Vocalist was Julie Kendrick of Columbia, Mo...
Gavan-Coggins (02/13/05)
Veronica Caitlin Gavan and Brian Daniel Coggins announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Becky Gavan of Piedmont, Mo., and the late David Gavan. Coggins is the son of Glen and Debbie Coggins of Bloomfield, Mo. Gavan is a 1999 graduate of Clearwater High School. She expects to receive a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in December...
Mueller- Coulter (02/13/05)
Stephen and Diane Mueller of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie Mueller, to Bryan D. Coulter, both of Carbondale, Ill. He is the son of Raymond and Carol Coulter of Bonne Terre, Mo. Mueller received a bachelor of science degree in political science from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004, and is attending Southern Illinois University School of Law...
Hollenbeck-Schemel (02/13/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hollenbeck of Batavia, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schemel of Jackson announce the engagement of their children, Laura Hollenbeck and Michael Schemel Jr. Hollenbeck is a 1999 graduate of Batavia High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is employed with Wells Fargo in Memphis, Tenn...
McMorries-Smee (02/13/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Gene McMorries of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth McMorries, to Shawn Franklin Smee. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Smee of Jackson. McMorries is a graduate of Jonesboro High School and Arkansas State University. She is fitness club coordinator at the university...
Welker-Wiseman (02/13/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Larry and Jane Welker of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Blake Welker, to Dustin Tyler Wiseman. He is the son of Tonya and Ken Brewer of Advance, Mo., and Tim and Annette Wiseman of Leopold, Mo. Welker is a 2003 graduate of Woodland High School, and expects to receive an associate of arts and science degree from Mineral Area College in December...
Ford-Bailey (02/13/05)
Freddie and Angela Ford and Betty Avant of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Felicia Janette Ford of St. Louis, to John Sherrill Bailey of East Lansing, Mich. He is the son of Paul and Deborah Bailey of Mason, Mich. Ford is a 1992 graduate of Central High School. ...
Branum-Haertling (02/13/05)
Greg and Jeanie Branum of Columbia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisa Beth Branum, to Bradley A. Haertling, both of Garner, N.C. He is the son of Lila Dickinson of Pilot Knob, Mo., and the late Delmar Haertling. Branum is a 1996 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in technical graphics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000...
Knights observe 60th event (02/13/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace R. Knight of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception Jan. 22, 2005, at Saxony Village Activity Center. Knight and Frances Ione Brorein were married Jan. 22, 1945, in Fort Campbell, Ky. They are formerly of Advance, Mo. He was a banker in Lutesville and Mrs. Knight was an elementary school music supervisor in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Fire reports 2/13/05 (02/13/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Thursday: * At 4:58 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue. * At 5:48 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Ellis Street. * At 6:46 p.m., alarm sounding at 1701 Lacey St...
Poice report 02/13/05 (02/13/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Timothy Scott Hunter, 45, 526 S. Benton St., was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child...
Out of the past 2/13/05 (02/13/05)
25 years ago: Feb. 13, 1980 The extended subfreezing temperatures have made the Capaha Park lagoon safe for skating for the first time this year; the ice was measured yesterday at 5 inches, and the park department opened the lagoon to skaters at 4 p.m...
Middle class hurt by Bush's values (02/13/05)
President Bush presented himself as the embodiment of compassion and American values and has told us that the election was his accountability moment -- proof positive that the American people support his policy priorities. The simple truth is, however, that it did not take an election to convince us that the American people are a deeply moral people. ...
More openness (02/13/05)
Missouri's juvenile-justice system has been a model for other states for many years. Juvenile courts and the state's Division of Youth Services continue to render, for the most part, positive outcomes aimed at the best interests of minors and the rehabilitation of youthful offenders rather than the merry-go-round of recidivism...
Liberals claim to care for families (02/13/05)
To the editor: I am writing this letter as a warning to everyone. Be careful, because there are tons of liberals who claim to care for you and America's families. Let me tell you, in case you didn't know: They don't care for you. They openly support abortion. How is this caring for America's families? This is morally and biblically wrong. It is also murder...
More city chess championships (02/13/05)
To the editor: I think we should have more city chess championships. The number of people who like chess is slowly decreasing. If we had more championships with more stories in the paper, the interest would increase. ADAM HINTON, Cape Girardeau
Cape needs a bicycle park (02/13/05)
To the editor: I just read about Jackson's new skateboard park. I hope Cape Girardeau will follow Jackson's example and build something for young people here. I suggest we build a bicycle park. JAKE RADFORD, Cape Girardeau
Thanks for stranger's kindness (02/13/05)
To the editor: A couple of weeks ago on a Saturday morning, I took my 7-year-old special-needs son to Plaza Barber Shop on Independence Street for a routine haircut. It was anything but routine. Another man arrived the same time we did. One barber took the man named Lyle, and the other barber took my son, Gabe...
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