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Stories from Sunday, February 20, 2005

Cape council wants limit on use of TTF (02/20/05)
Public transit projects shouldn't be funded with transportation sales tax money, say Cape Girardeau City Council members. Adding funding for public transit could jeopardize chances of getting voters to extend the half-cent transportation sales tax for another five years, Mayor Jay Knudtson and council members said...
Medicaid by the numbers (02/20/05)
BLUNT'S PROPOSED CUTS TO STATE MEDICAID * Elimination of Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities, known as "Ticket to Work," that provides health coverage for disabled people who are still working. Allows income up to 250 percent of federal poverty level (defined as $9,570 for individual, $19,350 for family of four) to retain coverage...
Critically acclaimed films make cameo appearances (02/20/05)
There isn't always a Hollywood ending when Cape Girardeau film buff Edna Murphy heads out to the local movie theaters. Often, the film she wants to see isn't among the movie posters featuring big draws like Keanu Reeves, Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio...
Science tournament brings out critical thinking, teamwork (02/20/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Twelve junior high and high school teams at brought their technical know-how to bear at the Science Olympiad held Saturday at Meadow Heights High School. Besides trophies, teams were competing for eight spots at the state-level event in Columbia on April 23...
Man tosses cigarette, sets fire to SUV (02/20/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man barely escaped serious injury Thursday after a lit cigarette he tried to toss out the window while driving across the Bay Bridge blew back in and ignited the vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol. ...
Police nab serial rape suspect after his release (02/20/05)
DENVER -- A convicted rapist who is a suspect in a series of rapes, committed after he allegedly confessed to an earlier attack but was released, was returned to Denver on Saturday after being arrested while driving a stolen car. ...
Unhealthy dilemma (02/20/05)
Dan Pennington of Cape Girardeau sees nothing good in his near future. The only possible outcomes -- financial ruin or his own death. "In six months what's going to happen is I'll have a heart attack, make it to the hospital in time and declare bankruptcy or I'll have a heart attack and not make it to the hospital in time," Pennington says...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (02/20/05)
7 p.m. Tuesday City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Proclamation * Proclamation for Rotary Club 100th anniversary. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) * An ordinance accepting temporary construction easements from various property owners for the improvement of Commercial Street...
Senator in wheelchair opposes cloning ban so others keep hope (02/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Confined to a wheelchair for more nearly 25 years because of a car accident as a teen, state Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, long ago gave up hope of ever walking again. The promise that stem cell research might one day provide doctors a means of mending debilitating injuries or curing neurological disorders, however, is great cause for hope to many others in similar situations, Graham said in an emotional speech last week to fellow members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...
Attorney general files suit against founders of fake booster club (02/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a lawsuit Friday against two Jefferson City residents accused of forming a phony athletic booster club to defraud local businesses. The lawsuit alleges Richard Allen Norris, 63, and Alexandra Sandra Stephens, 60, scammed $5,000 from 15 area businesses and individuals over the past year by claiming to represent the Tiger Paws Booster Club...
A knight to remember Illinois man tells students of chivalry (02/20/05)
BLOOMINGTON , Ill. -- Students at Brigham Elementary School buzzed with excitement as they looked at a suit of armor. Then it moved. Karl Kindt III, a real knight in shining armor, flipped up his helmet to squeals from the children and talked to them about chivalry and good character...
St. Louis lawmaker enters race against Democrat state auditor (02/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Jack Jackson, a St. Louis County lawmaker and former fighter pilot, said Friday he is running for state auditor in next year's elections. Jackson, 62, of Wildwood, is the first Republican to enter the race against Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill, who plans to seek to a third four-year term...
No ocean, no waves, no worries? Not quite (02/20/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You may think tsunamis, like the devastating one in the Indian Ocean in late December, are a threat far removed from U.S. shores. Think again. More than half of all Americans -- 152 million people -- live in coastal counties, including those along the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes. And none of those counties, scientists say, is immune from a tsunami...
Republicans re-elect party chairwoman (02/20/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The state's Republican leadership has re-elected as its leader the woman who presided over the party when it won the governor's seat and majorities in both chambers of the legislature. "I can't believe it. It's always exciting to have the grassroots activists reaffirm your leadership," Ann Wagner said after the 68-member Missouri Republican State Committee re-elected her to her fourth two-year term on Saturday during the 106th annual Lincoln Days festivities in Springfield.. ...
Farm Bureau listed among state agencies in directory (02/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House began reprinting hundreds of phone lists Friday following complaints that the Missouri Farm Bureau had been listed among state agencies. The Farm Bureau's phone number and lobbyist appeared on a quick reference directory distributed to all House members last week. It was the only nongovernment entity on the list, which included contact information ranging from the adjutant general's office to the workers' compensation division...
Musicians reject vote on offer by symphony (02/20/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Musicians with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday agreed overwhelmingly against voting on management's latest contract offer, instructing the union negotiating committee to return to the bargaining table. Union leaders told musicians the offer was far from satisfactory and musicians agreed, said Jan Gippo, a piccolo player who heads the negotiating committee for the musicians...
Couple says divorce papers were forged (02/20/05)
ST. LOUIS -- An attorney has been charged with forgery after a client learned the divorce papers she had received -- complete with a judge's signature -- were fakes and she was still married. Robert and Sara Jane Rybarczyk assumed their divorce was final when Sara Jane got a certified copy of the marriage dissolution in August signed by a St. Louis County judge. The attorney she had hired, Phillip Adams, told her the divorce was official in May...
Southern Illinois teacher wins national honor (02/20/05)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Judy White has been a teacher for 33 years. Now, with her retirement arriving at the end of the school year, several surprises have graced her final year of tenure. White, an energetic fourth-grade teacher at General John A. Logan Attendance Center in Murphysboro, was selected as one of the 39 teachers across the nation for the All-USA Teacher Program, sponsored by USA Today newspaper. ...
Bush's private conversations secretly released (02/20/05)
NEW YORK -- Private conversations with George Bush secretly taped by an old friend before he was elected president foreshadow some of his political strategies and appear to reveal that he acknowledged using marijuana, The New York Times reported Saturday...
Storms raise threats of Calif. mudslides (02/20/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Powerful thunderstorms hammered already saturated Southern California on Saturday with soaking rain and hail, flooding roads and homes, knocking out power to thousands of customers and raising the threat of mudslides. La Conchita, the coastal hamlet where 10 people were killed by a huge landslide last month, was a ghost town after the U.S. Geological Survey warned that none of the roughly 150 remaining homes could be considered safe...
Last, largest Seawolf sub in service (02/20/05)
GROTON, Conn. -- The USS Jimmy Carter entered the Navy's fleet Saturday as the most heavily armed submarine ever built, and as the last of the Seawolf class of attack subs that the Pentagon ordered during the Cold War's final years. The $3.2 billion Jimmy Carter was commissioned Saturday, the first submarine named after a living ex-president. Carter, himself a submariner during his time in the Navy, was on hand for the ceremony signaling the end of an era in submarining...
Heartfelt decisions (02/20/05)
Experts advising the government decided there is a real risk of heart damage from some of the most effective and popular prescription drugs to ease the pain chronic diseases such as arthritis. But those federal advisers, after three days of meetings last week, said the drugs offer enough benefits to let a patient and his doctor decide on their use. The scientists also recommended additional warnings for the drugs and further study...
Governors oppose federal cuts in Medicaid (02/20/05)
Governors of both parties are uniting to oppose President Bush's proposed cuts to Medicaid while also pushing for much larger changes, arguing that soaring costs have forced a fundamental re-examination of the program that provides health care to 52 million poor, elderly and disabled...
Inmate to prison- I'm coming back (02/20/05)
CANTON, Ohio -- An inmate released by mistake by jail officials in Ohio arranged his own way back to the prison in Colorado where he still has two more years to serve. He even called to say he was on his way. Stark County jailers let Ricky Lee Claycomb go on Tuesday after he was acquitted of a rape charge he had been brought to Ohio from Colorado to face. Jail officials apparently never saw the paperwork to return him to the prison...
Attacks in Iraq leave 55 dead on holiest day of Shiite calendar (02/20/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Eight suicide bombers struck in quick succession Saturday in a wave of attacks that killed 55 people as Iraqi Shiites marched and lashed themselves with chains in ritual mourning of the 7th-century death of a leader of their Muslim sect. Ninety-one people have been killed in violence in the past two days...
Ex-presidents Bush, Clinton tour tsunami sites (02/20/05)
BAN NAM KHEM, Thailand -- Former president Bill Clinton's voice trembled with emotion as he and George H.W. Bush put aside their once-bitter political rivalry Saturday in the intense heat of a Thai fishing village where children gave the American politicians drawings of giant waves sweeping away their relatives...
Bush visit heralds new start with Germany (02/20/05)
BERLIN -- The United States and Germany are "well on the way" to repairing their breach over Iraq, a top German diplomat said Saturday ahead of this week's talks between President Bush and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Asked if things were back to the level before the Iraq crisis, Karsten Voigt, the government's coordinator for trans-Atlantic relations, said, "we are well on the way there."...
Health minister- Disease kills 128 children in Afghanistan (02/20/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Disease fueled by freezing weather has killed 128 Afghan children, and desperate parents are feeding their children opium in a bid to alleviate their suffering, the health minister said Saturday. The children have died of ailments including pneumonia, measles and whooping cough, Mohammed Amin Fatemi told The Associated Press. He said he had no figures for cold-related deaths among adults...
The perfect ending: Jackson's Rouse capped a 52-0 season (02/20/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- One year later the tables have turned. Jackson's Cody Rouse completed a perfect season by winning the 152-pound state championship Saturday night during the 2005 Missouri State High School Activities Association state wrestling championship at the Hearnes Center...
Notre Dame girls build momentum for district (02/20/05)
Notre Dame's girls basketball team will enter the district tournament with some momentum, knocking off a strong Doniphan squad 55-47 on the road Saturday. The Bulldogs (8-16) jumped out to a 22-9 first-quarter lead and were able to withstand a four-point second quarter to cruise to the victory. Meridith Medlin led Notre Dame with 13 points, and Amber Karnes added 12...
Redhawks bounce back from EKU loss (02/20/05)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State women's coach B.J. Smith was anxious to see how the Redhawks would respond after having their 10-game winning streak snapped. He got the answer he was looking for Saturday -- especially in the first half -- as Southeast defeated Ohio Valley Conference foe Morehead State 82-70...
Missouri collects first road win at Nebraska (02/20/05)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Linas Kleiza hit a pair of free throws with 35 seconds remaining Saturday to seal Missouri's 56-53 come-from-behind win over Nebraska. Missouri (13-13, 5-8 Big 12) trailed by as many as nine in the first half and never led by more than five in taking its first win in 10 games on the road this season. Nebraska (11-12, 4-8) has now lost eight of its last 10 conference games...
Redhawks start losing streak (02/20/05)
Southeast suffered its second straight loss, an 88-66 rout at Morehead State. MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The streak Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks are currently on is not nearly as enjoyable as what they recently experienced. Southeast began a two-game road trip riding the wave of seven consecutive victories -- the program's longest winning streak on the Division I level...
Illinois overcomes cold start, beats Iowa (02/20/05)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The challenges for Illinois started early, from the moment the Illini got out of bed. "We had no hot water this morning at the hotel," coach Bruce Weber said. "That was brutal." It didn't get any easier after that. Top-ranked Illinois had to overcome foul problems, a determined opponent and a subpar game by leading scorer Luther Head to remain unbeaten with a 75-65 victory over Iowa on Saturday...
Redhawk gymnasts place second at Bowling Green (02/20/05)
Southeast Missouri State University posted its season-high team score in gymnastics with a 194.525 in a tri-meet at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio on Friday. The Redhawks finished second in the meet behind host Bowling Green, which scored a 196.100. Wisconsin-Oshkosh finished with a 187.950...
Redhawks enter final season for program (02/20/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks begin what is looking more and more like their final season today with the Pizza Hut Classic in Philadelphia, Miss. Jackson State University is hosting the two-day event that ends Monday. Because of budget cuts, the university plans to eliminate golf after this year. There had been some talk about the program possibly continuing through private funding, but Southeast athletic director Don Kaverman said that appears unlikely...
FanSpeak 2/20/05 (02/20/05)
In need of a gym; Team effort; Disappointed Nerinx fan; Impressed with 'Jungle'; Attendance guess; Bad sports; Bring back 'Jungle'; Fire the coach?; Toy needs investment; 'Jungle' scholarships; It's about time
NHL's renewed talks fail to revive canceled season (02/20/05)
NEW YORK -- The NHL season is dead -- again. After 6 1/2 hours of negotiations, with Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux at the bargaining table, talks broke down Saturday, leaving the already canceled hockey season beyond saving. "It's certainly not going to be resurrected after today," players' association senior director Ted Saskin said. "It's 100 percent certain coming out of today's meeting that nothing could impact the cancellation of the season."...
Earnhardt team tries to extend dominance at Daytona (02/20/05)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A week ago, just about everybody was convinced that the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team's Daytona dominance was done. Forget it. After struggling last week in qualifying, the DEI duo of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip suddenly jumped back into the role of favorites for today's Daytona 500 with an electrifying performance in their 150-mile qualifying race...
Heavy rains suspend play at Nissan Open (02/20/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Heavy rain that flooded bunkers and covered the greens with thousands of worms forced officials to cancel golf Saturday in the Nissan Open, raising the possibility of the PGA Tour's first 36-hole event in nearly nine years. Some rain is in the forecast today, with more heavy showers expected Monday. The Match Play Championship, a $7.5 million World Golf Championship, is scheduled to start Wednesday down the coast at La Costa...
MDC can assist with pond building (02/20/05)
With the number of ponds that have been built in the last 10 years, there has been a growing demand for pond management. Every pond owner should become aware of the variety of pond management services that the Missouri Department of Conservation provides. Pond owners also should know a few common things before starting a pond-building project...
Redhawks return home to close out regular season (02/20/05)
It's hard to believe that the regular season is just about over for Southeast Missouri State's basketball teams -- but that is indeed the case as there are only two games left, both of them at home. The Redhawks men and women both take on Murray State Thursday and Tennessee-Martin Saturday...
Area digest Feb20 (02/20/05)
Sunny Gilbert an athlete with ties to Southeast Missouri, picked up a pair of honors recently for her success in the triathlon...
Desert depot: Old train station will be Mojave oasis (02/20/05)
KELSO, Calif. -- In the middle of the Mojave Desert, the red tile roof, brick plazas and elegant stone arches of a palatial California Mission-style building appear like a mirage beside three towering palm trees in the shimmering sand. This is the Kelso Depot, an abandoned Union Pacific Railroad station, 125 miles west of Las Vegas. ...
Travel briefs: Florida offering hurricane warranty (02/20/05)
Florida offering hurricane warranty; Winter the 'wave' season for cruises; Magazine lists top romantic getaways; Wash hands to prevent cruise ship illness
Take a virtual winter tour of a scenic corner of Ohio (02/20/05)
Take a winter hike down wooded trails and past a natural rock bridge, or just relax in a cabin or bed & breakfast inn while watching the snow fall outside in Ohio's scenic Hocking Hills, southeast of Columbus. If you can be there this month, check in at the Hocking Hills Tourism Association -- www.1800hocking.com/ -- and click on the "AAA Show Your Card and Save Weekend" for hiking, cooking demonstrations, winter photography workshops and discounts on lodging. ...
Cooking for the community (02/20/05)
Exotic dishes prepared with savory spices like curry, ginger, mint and cilantro, as well as baklava and other sweet desserts are part of the specialties found every day in the kitchens of the area's Muslim families. But for Muslim families living in tents in disaster-stricken areas of Asia, there are few gourmet dinners and endless hours of worry and grief...
SUVs are not invincible (02/20/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: I recently drove from Mississippi to Oklahoma. I made my trip one day after a winter storm moved through the area. I saw several vehicles off in the ditch, which I presumed were accidents that happened the day before, when driving conditions would have been much more hazardous. ...
ABC News special on Michael Jackson raises questions (02/20/05)
NEW YORK -- ABC News said it didn't pay for interviews on this week's Michael Jackson special -- but some of the subjects were paid nonetheless. The news program, "Michael Jackson's Secret World," contained interviews conducted for a British documentary on Jackson that aired in that country earlier this year. ABC paid for the U.S. rights to the film, and the British producers paid for some of the interviews...
Edgar Turlin (02/20/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edgar J. Turlin, 80, of Perryville died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 24, 1924, at Menfro, Mo., son of Henry and Rose Maddock Turlin. Turlin was a line worker at a poultry factory and a farmer. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Mo., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Lyndola Storie (02/20/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lyndola M. Storie, 65, of French Village, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Florissant, Mo. She was born July 23, 1939, at Perryville, daughter of Adrian and Janie LaRose Keller. She first married Jerry Roach. She later married William Storie, who died in October 1974...
Evelyn Williamson (02/20/05)
Evelyn "Billie" Williamson, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 7, 1914, at Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of Dan and Maud Roberts Stroud. She and Elbert "Ray" Williamson were married July 3, 1971, at St. Charles, Mo. He died June 15, 2003...
Dale Forrest (02/20/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Albrie "Dale" Forrest, 49, of Sikeston died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1955, at Sikeston, son of Benson and Geneve Dufer Forrest. He and Betty Sue Brewer were married Feb. 14, 1999, at Sikeston. Forrest was a self-employed car buyer, car salesman and painter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong resident of Sikeston and a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans...
Marvin Fluegge (02/20/05)
Marvin Fluegge, 80, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Donald Dinwiddie (02/20/05)
Donald J. Dinwiddie, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, a the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Births 2/20/05 (02/20/05)
Claridge; Bennett; Brugger; Scheffer; Cranfield; Eller; Hall; Henderson
Grissom-Carroll (02/20/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Marsha Kay Grissom and Travis Eugene Carroll were married Nov. 13, 2004, at the home of Eugene and Ada Carroll of Chaffee, grandparents of the groom. Lee Horton performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robbin and Mark Easley of Chaffee, and the late Landon "Lanny" Grissom. The groom is the son of Darlene and Gary Kelley of Fulton, Mo., and Rocky Carroll of Chaffee...
Matsuura-Record (02/20/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Kayo Matsuura and Darryl Spencer Record were married Oct. 16, 2004, at Tokyo Chapel in Tokyo, Japan. The Rev. Hideki Kita performed the ceremony. Pianist was Hitomi Takeuchi. The Tokyo Youth Choir sang. Uno Amano and Yuko Owaga translated the ceremony into English...
Harris-Young (02/20/05)
Suzanne M. Harris and Joseph A. Young Jr. were married Jan. 27, 2005, in Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Donna Harris of Cape Girardeau and Robert Harris of Flagler Beach, Fla. The groom is the son of Joseph and Helen Young of Cape Girardeau...
Becker-Propst (02/20/05)
Jill Christine Becker and Ryan Dale Propst exchanged wedding vows Dec. 18, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. David Johnson performed the ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux. Vocalist was Kristen Schweain of Nashville, Tenn., accompanied by Lois Fehrman of Jackson...
Purdom-Cromwell (02/20/05)
Sara L. Purdom and Nathan B. Cromwell were married Feb. 14, 2005, at Common Pleas Courthouse. Judge Peter Statler performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Charles Cash of St. Louis. The groom is the son of Bob Cromwell of Annapolis, Mo...
Friese-Keele (02/20/05)
Craig and Brenda Friese of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Loren Friese, to Airman 1st Class Travis L. Keele. He is the son of James Jasinski and Kim Keele of Cape Girardeau and Jesse Keele of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Friese is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a cashier at Tractor Supply Co...
Stovall-Watson (02/20/05)
Mike and Debbie Brown of Whitewater and Rodney and Diana Stovall of Marble Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabatha Michelle Stovall, to Kyle David Watson. He is the son of Toodie and Lynda Watson of Jackson. Stovall is a 2000 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, and received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama in 2004...
Ervin-Probst (02/20/05)
Mike Ervin and Carolyn Ervin-Mobley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Brooke Ervin, to Michael David Probst. He is the son of Dave and Maggie Probst of Cape Girardeau. Ervin is pursuing a degree in pharmacy at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart Supercenter...
Graviett-James (02/20/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ron and Linda Graviett of Bloomfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Aunna Cecelia Graviett, to Justin Cody James. He is the son of A.C. and Wendy James Jr. of Sikeston. Graviett is a senior at Bloomfield High School. She is employed at Screen Graphic Impressions in Bloomfield...
Schell-Calvert (02/20/05)
Elizabeth Jane "Jenny" Schell and William Christopher "Chris" Calvert of Alpharetta, Ga., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of James and Patricia Knauss of Liberty Lake, Wash., and Scott Schell of Spokane, Wash. Calvert is the son of Laverne Calvert of Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Jackson, and the late Billie Calvert...
Davis couple wed 70 years (02/20/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Dick Davis of Oran observed their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 18, 2005. Davis and the former Mary E. Buell were married Feb. 18, 1935, in Etowah, Ark., by the Rev. Brent Shawl. The couple has 10 children, Leon Davis of Delta, La., Peggy Lape and Jane Swain of Chaffee, Mo., Bill Davis of Valrico, Fla., Glenn Davis and Janice Franklin of Oran, Lavern Warren of Greenwood, Mo., Mary Lou Penhale of Grovetown, Ga., and Sue Hagan of Jacksonville, Fla. ...
Bridges to mark 50 years (02/20/05)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- The Rev. and Mrs. Tom L. Bridges of Bertrand will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with a tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Tamms, Ill. Hosts are their children. The couple was married Feb. 26, 1955, at Elco Baptist Church in Elco, Ill., by the Rev. Bill Robertson...
Fire reports 2/20/05 (02/20/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: * At 5:26 p.m., emergency medical service at 717 N. Sprigg St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 12:01 a.m., emergency medical service at 100 Clark Ave...
Sheriff report 02/20/05 (02/20/05)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Leo W. Wiseman, 25, of Marble Hill, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Police reports 2/20/05 (02/20/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Charles Lee Harless, 29, 5179 County Road 226, Oran, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Crash in Perry Co. injures two (02/20/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two Perryville residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident in Perry County Saturday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred as a 1990 Chevrolet truck driven by Adam Decker, 20, traveling east on Perry County Road 606 collided nearly head-on with a 1997 Mercury Cougar driven by Damien Maness, 17...
Out of the past 2/20/05 (02/20/05)
25 years ago: Feb. 20, 1980 Jack C. Tallman of Cairo, Ill., suffered cuts and an injured left hand when he crashed his light airplane last night three miles west of the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport; Tallman, who was alone in the plane, walked a mile from the crash to Highway 25 near Dutchtown, where Ronnie Eifert of Chaffee, Mo., picked him up and drove him to a hospital for treatment...
Time for a few asterisks? (02/20/05)
Everybody is all juiced up over Jose Conseco. Baseball is all upset because Conseco has gone public about his own use of steroids. Why that came as a surprise is hard to understand, but organized baseball is acting as if they are aghast at the revelation...
School funding (02/20/05)
Springfield News-Leader Sen. Charlie Shields last week laid the foundation for a new way to pay for Missouri public education. It is short of detail, but full of promise. The St. Joseph Republican's proposal would define the minimum financial amount needed for an adequate education, then guarantee that at least that amount would be spent in every school district. ...
Safe drugs (02/20/05)
There was some comfort in last week's announcement that the Food and Drug Administration is beefing up its long-term monitoring of prescription drugs. At the same time, the announcement raised a question in many Americans' minds: Will the FDA be as forthcoming as it should be?...
Individuals deserve key to funds (02/20/05)
To the editor: Social Security not in crises? Good grief, Alan Journet. Get real. Even Democrats admit Social Security can't make payments in 2018. You say the trust fund will keep it solvent until 2075? The trust fund has been spent by the two vote-buying parties. The trust fund is in our kids and grandkids back pocket. They will have to fund it after 2018 with ever-increasing taxes as the IOUs are cashed-in...
Speak Out 2/20/05 (02/20/05)
Spread the blame; Drug's effects; Use pistol range; It takes awhile; Cheaper goods; Don't waste money; Not a good showing; Doing the right thing
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