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Delta to end coverage of fire no man's land (02/21/05)
Businesses along Nash Road currently not paying for fire protection will soon get a letter from the Delta Fire Protection District advising them that they need some. They can either buy a contract from Cape Girardeau or Scott City, or petition to be annexed into the Delta Fire Protection District and pay through property taxes. Or, said Delta fire chief Alvin Frank, "They can do nothing and be certain to have no fire protection."...
Former Scott City musician dies (02/21/05)
The Melroys guitarist was known as a gifted singer and songwriter. ~ Southeast Missourian Musician and Scott City native Randy Leiner died unexpectedly Sunday at his home in Imperial, Mo. He was 51. Leiner's band The Melroys was popular in St. Louis, where it sometimes played the Pageant and Blueberry Hill, and in Cape Girardeau, where Broussard's was its home base. ...
Community cuisine 2/21/05 (02/21/05)
St. Paul Lutheran plans all-you-can-eat chili dinner; Zalma Masons serving supper of chili, hot dogs; Hanover Men's Club has full sausage supper menu
Community digest 2/21/05 (02/21/05)
Kindergarten signup held at St. Vincent school; Community development division to hold talks; Property assessment list deadline approaching; Bookmark contest at Cape public library
Dress rehearsal - Bridal, prom show draws 1,250 (02/21/05)
Alicia Nachmeier has planned for Oct. 15 for nearly a year, while Jenni Emanie anticipates May 7 with glee. Both residents of Cape Girardeau patiently await the arrival of the most exciting days of their lives: a wedding and a prom. They attended the Bridal Prom Expo at the Osage Community Centre on Sunday to discover creative ways to make the occasions more original...
Senators seek to limit court influence (02/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Under Missouri's system of three co-equal branches of government, the legislature sets public policy, the executive department carries it out and the judiciary determines whether it's constitutional. However, three key Republican state senators, with the tentative blessing of Gov. Matt Blunt, want to trim the third branch of the state government tree to eliminate judicial review of legislative and executive decisions relating to public school funding...
Reaction mixed on new state school funding plan (02/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Bill Hodge doesn't understand why children at wealthier schools in Missouri have rock climbing walls, while his son's school district has to make do with a four-decade-old gym. The situation, he said, is one example of the disparity in funding among districts around the state. ...
St. Louis doll maker tries to keep art, business (02/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Just when the Old Cape Doll Shoppe was beginning to succeed, the landlord sold the building where it rented space. Owner David Bridgewater, 31, had to scramble. It was a serious blow to his porcelain doll-making and repair business. The business was down for three months while Bridgewater waited for space in a nearby building to become available, and he still is recovering from the move...
SMS closer than ever to picking up coveted title (02/21/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If you've watched the World Series or Super Bowl, you may have noticed athletes donning T-shirts and hats proclaiming their teams world champs -- often just moments after the game ends. To look good in victory requires some advance work by an entrepreneur...
Masons to display view of their past (02/21/05)
~ Columbia Daily Tribune COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons want to shed light on the history of their fraternity with a new museum and library. The exhibits will be placed inside the 52,000-square-foot Masonic Complex, the corporate office of the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the not-for-profit Masonic Home...
There's more to the new SAT than essay anxiety (02/21/05)
It's no mystery what sent a record flood of students to SAT test-prep courses this year: anxiety over the new, written portion of the college entrance exam. But while the essay has generated most of the buzz surrounding the debut of the new SAT on March 12, it's only one of several changes...
Sandra Dee, star of 'Gidget,' dies (02/21/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Sandra Dee, the blond beauty who attracted a large teen audience in the 1960s with films such as "Gidget" and "Tammy and the Doctor" and had a headlined marriage to pop singer Bobby Darin, died Sunday. She was 63. Dee died at 5:57 a.m. at the Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, said Cynthia Mead, nursing supervisor...
'Fear and Loathing' author kills self (02/21/05)
ASPEN, Colo. -- Hunter S. Thompson, the acerbic counterculture writer who popularized a new form of fictional journalism in books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," fatally shot himself Sunday night at his home, his son said. He was 67. "Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers respect that privacy as well as that of his family," Juan Thompson said in a statement released to the Aspen Daily News...
Scientists - Bush has weakened research, discovery (02/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- The voice of science is being stifled in the Bush administration, with fewer scientists heard in policy discussions and money for research and advanced training being cut, according to panelists at a national science meeting. Speakers at the national meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science expressed concern Sunday that some scientists in key federal agencies are being ignored or even pressured to change study conclusions that don't support policy positions...
U.S. military bases face another round of closures (02/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- Safe for a decade, military bases in the United States face an uncertain future. The Pentagon plans to shut down or scale back some of the 425 facilities, the first such effort to save money in 10 years. The downsizing is part of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's long-term transformation of the Cold War-era military...
Forty years after death, Malcolm X's family preserves legacy (02/21/05)
NEW YORK -- He was one of the most charismatic figures in the civil rights movement and also one of its most feared, a former convict who abandoned his "slavemaster name," energized the Nation of Islam and met a violent end at 39. Four decades after his death, Malcolm X has inspired another movement -- one aimed at re-examining and preserving his legacy...
Edwards is looking ahead to 2008 race (02/21/05)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards will not talk about whether he plans to run for the White House in 2008, but he is not pledging to stand aside if running mate John Kerry tries again. Edwards said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that he and Kerry have talked often since they lost in November to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney...
Bush tells Europe 'no power on earth will ever divide us' (02/21/05)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- President Bush sought to repair rocky relations with Europe on Sunday, saying "no power on earth will ever divide us." He urged allies to move beyond differences over Iraq in the interest of Mideast peace. "As past debates fade and great duties become clear, let us begin a new era of trans-Atlantic unity," Bush will say in a speech today. ...
Israel charts borders, OKs Gaza pullout (02/21/05)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Cabinet began charting Israel's future borders in a historic session Sunday, giving final approval to a withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and a revised route for the West Bank separation barrier that would move Israel's border closer to that of its original frontier...
U.S., Iraqi forces launch operation against insurgents (02/21/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After two days of suicide bombings nationwide that killed nearly 100 people, U.S. Marines and Iraqi security forces launched a joint operation Sunday to crack down on insurgents in troubled cities west of Baghdad, as the military announced the death of another soldier...
Irish government - Sinn Fein leaders also command IRA (02/21/05)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- In an unprecedented charge, the Irish government Sunday publicly identified three of Sinn Fein's top figures, including party president, Gerry Adams, as members of the Irish Republican Army command. The government's increasingly confrontational stance indicates it no longer will tolerate the IRA-linked Sinn Fein's long-held claim that its leaders should not be held accountable for IRA actions. ...
Former presidents promise tsunami survivors more aid (02/21/05)
LAMPUUK, Indonesia -- Former presidents Bush and Clinton traveled Sunday to ground zero of tsunami devastation where they described the destruction as unimaginable and promised survivors who begged for shelter that more help would come. On the second day of their relief mission to the region, the two former leaders flew in U.S. ...
World briefs 2/21/05 (02/21/05)
Lebanon to work with U.N. in bomb inquiry; New videotape comes from al-Qaida deputy; Bangladesh ferry capsizes; at least 81 on board dead; Pope appears well at Sunday address; China slams U.S.-Japan statement on Taiwan
Notre Dame's dominating days have ended in Class 4 (02/21/05)
After years of dominance, Notre Dame's girls basketball team is in danger of having to watch the state playoffs from the stands. Notre Dame has won eight straight district titles and 10 district titles in 12 years, including three straight trips to the state finals from 2001 to 2003. The Bulldogs enter the Class 4 District tournament at the Perry Park Center as the No. 4 seed, in a season in which Notre Dame finished the regular season at 8-16...
Familier foes Jackson, Central face off in Class 5 (02/21/05)
Fours are wild at the Class 5 District 1 tournament at Poplar Bluff. On the boys side, No. 2 Jackson (22-3) will face No. 3 Central (12-14) for the fourth time this season, with the Indians possessing three wins so far. "Three times in a season is a lot, so four times is quite a bit," Jackson coach Darrin Scott said. "We should definitely know each other by now."...
Southeast soccer plans alumni battle at Savvis (02/21/05)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team will play a game against a Southeast alumni squad at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on April 2. The contest, at 5:30 p.m., will be prior to the professional game between the St. Louis Steamers and Philadelphia Kixx that begins at 7 p.m...
Roping in the fans (02/21/05)
One thing is for sure about the 17th Annual Show Me Center Championship Rodeo -- you are going to get two hours of edge-of-your-seat action, from bareback riding to the ladies barrel racing, and you might even see a cowboy or cowgirl from your hometown...
Pujols reports, says he won't take it easy (02/21/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Running may be restricted in the initial weeks of spring training for Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. But Pujols had no plans to take it easy, despite a heel injury that hindered him much of last season. "I'm going to go out and try to win a job," he said Sunday after reporting to the Cardinals spring training facility at Roger Dean Stadium where pitchers and catchers were working out for the second day...
Shaq steals show as East wins (02/21/05)
DENVER -- Primping, preening, playful and preposterous, The Big Entertainer gave the NBA All-Star game a supersized dose of personality -- though he wouldn't go so far as to do it while wearing a shoe phone. For the second straight year, Shaquille O'Neal made people laugh, applaud and appreciate his oversized way of doing everything, infusing an otherwise nondescript All-Star game Sunday night with just the right amount of precociousness...
After rain, Nissan Open may end in playoff hole (02/21/05)
LOS ANGELES -- The Nissan Open is headed for uncharted waters. After four days at rainy Riviera Country Club, no one has played more than 37 holes. And when rain suspended play a mere 30 minutes into the third round Sunday afternoon, officials conceded the possibility that the next hole anyone plays will be a sudden-death playoff between Adam Scott and Chad Campbell...
First woman plays in MISL (02/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Lindsay Kennedy became the first woman to play in a Major Indoor Soccer League game Saturday night. Kennedy, a St. Louis forward, participated in the final 76 seconds of Milwaukee's 7-3 win over the Steamers at Savvis Center. A season-high crowd of 13,798 turned out for the match, the largest crowd this season for any of the seven teams in the league...
Gordon wins wild ride (02/21/05)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The last person Jeff Gordon expected to see ahead of him in a furious finish to the Daytona 500 was Dale Earnhardt Jr. When he did, "I thought it was over, done," Gordon said. As it turned out, Earnhardt found just enough speed to scare Gordon, not to beat him...
Sports briefs 2/21/05 (02/21/05)
Basketball; Boxing; Tennis
New yoga studio opens in Cape (02/21/05)
The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Judy Grier tells me, is the largest yoga center in the United States and is known the world over as the premier yoga retreat destination and a first-rate yoga teacher training organization. Now residents in Southeast Missouri can get what Grier calls a "Kripalu experience" at Yoga East, Grier's Kripalu affiliate studio that recently opened at 1606 Independence St. in Cape Girardeau...
CNN Headline News revamps its lineup today (02/21/05)
NEW YORK -- For a network that has built its reputation on predictability, CNN Headline News is undergoing some dramatic changes today. The network will debut a new prime-time lineup that dispenses with its usual continuous "wheel" of news. Like all-news radio stations, Headline News has run half-hour newscasts throughout the day and evening for its entire 23-year history...
CNN chief exec's downfall ignites debate over bloggers (02/21/05)
NEW YORK -- CNN plainly hoped that the resignation of chief news executive Eason Jordan -- announced after the close of business on Friday -- would swiftly calm a growing storm over comments he made about the military and journalists in Iraq. It hasn't worked out that way...
Holiday Inn construction continuing at brisk pace (02/21/05)
When talking about the new Holiday Inn Express, much of the buzz has centered on the handful of incoming restaurants that will surround the new 102-room hotel that is going up near the intersection of Interstate 55 and William Street. Texas Roadhouse, Panera Bread, and others -- Olive Garden and Krispy Kreme are popular rumors -- will sit near the feet of the new four-story hotel that will replace the 40-year-old Holiday Inn that was razed in 2003...
People on the move 02/21/05 (02/21/05)
Dana Corp. names employee of the month; Waterproofing, repair company adds to staff; SEMO names assistant for equity, diversity issues; Travel center worker celebrates 10 years
Business memo 02/21/05 (02/21/05)
Corps of Engineers recognizes businesses...
Working knowledge - Millions of dollars, thousands of students (02/21/05)
Tell Kelly Burris Wesener that overseeing Residence Life at Southeast Missouri State University to akin to running a small business, and she'll quickly disagree. "It's like running a big business," said Burris Wesener, who has been Southeast's director of Residence Life since November 2003...
Specialization requires opportunities for trade (02/21/05)
In the last lecture, we discussed three of four kinds of behavior that can be called economic behavior: production, consumption and exchange. We'll turn our attention to the fourth -- specialization. Specialization is said to occur when people produce more of a commodity than they consume or plan to consume. ...
Randy Leiner (02/21/05)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- Randy Leiner, 51, of Imperial, formerly of Scott City, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Patricia Reeves (02/21/05)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Patricia M. Reeves, 67, of Morley died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 13, 1937, at Gideon, Mo., daughter of Frank and Ethel Jordan Vaughn. She and Earl Dean Reeves were married Dec. 12, 1953. He died July 10, 1982...
Jimmy Lincoln (02/21/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Jimmy Edwin Lincoln, 69, of Benton died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was the son of Columbus and Bertie Filer Lincoln. He first married Alice Collier in September 1955 in Glenallen, Mo., and then Mary Kannady in September 1979 in St. Louis. She survives...
Kathy Shiery (02/21/05)
Kathy L. Shiery, 50, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Marvin Fluegge (02/21/05)
Marvin A. Fluegge, 80, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 30, 1924, in Gordonville, son of Alvin H. and Edna Bodenstein Fluegge. He and Maxine L. Hamilton were married June 15, 1947, in Gordonville, Mo. She survives...
Donald Dinwiddie (02/21/05)
Donald J. Dinwiddie, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Dinwiddie was employed by the state of Missouri as a supervisor for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 24 years, retiring in 1985...
Christopher Koenig (02/21/05)
Christopher Koenig, 32, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Eva Crowe (02/21/05)
Eva Irene Crowe, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating...
Cape fire report 02/21/04 (02/21/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * At 8:04 p.m., fire alarm at 630 N. Henderson Ave. * At 8:28 p.m., emergency medical service at the 600 block of North Street. * At 8:42 p.m., emergency medical service at the 3300 block of Gordonville Road...
Cape police report 02/21/05 (02/21/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Patricia Ann Emmons, 42, of A2 Cosmo Acres, Caruthersville, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
Out of the past 2/21/05 (02/21/05)
25 years ago: Feb. 21, 1980 In an unexpected move, Scott City Mayor H. Alvie Modglin has resigned from office, making it probable that Illmo Mayor Grover St. Clair will become mayor of the community after the March 4 consolidation transition election to join the two towns; Modglin said business demands were the reason for his resignation...
Missouri parks (02/21/05)
The Kansas City Star In 1984, and twice since then, Missourians voted to improve their state parks and to stem a huge erosion problem by endorsing a one-tenth-cent sales tax. This year lawmakers should put the tax up for renewal again. It's been an excellent investment. In the early 1980s, Missouri's parks were in decline and tourism was dwindling. .....
Adult billboards (02/21/05)
Columbia Daily Tribune The Republican senator from Lee's Summit has won a battle in his crusade against adult messages on the highways, and a court decision in New Jersey suggests he might win the war. But on what ground? Sen. Matt Bartle has moral objections to the adult video and bookstore industry, whose highway signs his legislation would fundamentally eliminate by banning all content except the name of the business and stating it is off-limits to minors...
University's front door (02/21/05)
Southeast Missouri State University wants to erect a new front door at Henderson Avenue and Broadway, something the university has never had in spite of upgrades in signage at various locations in recent years. The university intends to install two monument signs with waterfalls at the intersection as part of a $2.4 million project that includes paving the gravel lot next to Houck Field House, widening and straightening the Broadway and Henderson Avenue intersection and widening Broadway from Houck Place to Park Street. ...
Speak Out 2/21/05 (02/21/05)
Take a closer look; Holding down prices; Facing responsibility; The dog issue; Seeking interns; Caffeine conflict; Guns and bombs; No beauty in sawhorse; Still a free country; Floodwall enhancement; Situational ethics; Loud in the library; It takes more; Not listening; Parent meeting; Need a stoplight; How teachers dress; Advice to fathers; Monuments and tuition; Make yourself valuable; Quick lesson; Paying the university; Support for farmers; Do what's best
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