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Elections in early days were no 'popularity contests' (03/04/05)
The just don't make them like they used to in terms of American political leaders, says Dr. Don Higginbotham, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina. Higginbotham was the speaker at the fifth annual Veryl L. Riddle Distinguished History Lecture at Southeast Missouri State University Thursday night...
Friends call cab driver who died in fire 'nice guy' (03/04/05)
On his day off from driving a cab for Kelley Transportation, Thomas G. Tennant would often drive down to New Madrid, Mo., to see his mother who lives in a nursing home. Tennant's co-workers believe that's probably what he did on his day off Wednesday. Later that evening, Tennant, 54, was killed in a fire that started in the bedroom of his apartment at 604 Boxwood Drive. Coroner John Clifton identified Tennant Thursday following an autopsy...
Story of student's college dream prompts community support (03/04/05)
Kelly McLendon didn't really expect people to read her story, let alone respond to it with such a show of love and support. The 17-year-old Jackson High School student has been bombarded with phone calls from friends, family and others interested in helping her achieve her dream of graduating from college after a story about her ap-peared this week in the Southeast Missourian...
Missourian writer wins national award for education series (03/04/05)
A series by Callie Clark Miller, education writer for the Southeast Missourian, has won a national award from the Education Writers Association. Miller's stories about the trials of first-year teacher Jason Bandermann received a third place/special citation in a category for newspapers under 100,000 circulation...
Stoddard Co. employee guilty of embezzlement (03/04/05)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A former employee of the Stoddard County collector's office was placed on probation Wednesday and ordered to repay nearly $49,000 to the county after she pleaded guilty to stealing by embezzling money belonging to the county's taxpayers. ...
Women hope to grow from Samford scare (03/04/05)
The old saying goes that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. After surviving a major first-round scare, Southeast Missouri State's women hope the above adage holds true entering today's semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The second-seeded Redhawks (21-7), who have already posted their most victories since moving to Division I in 1991-92, play third-seeded Tennessee Tech (21-7) at 2 p.m. at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn...
Player of the year - Conceicao claims OVC's top award (03/04/05)
Southeast Missouri State junior Tatiana Conceicao was rewarded for her big season by being named the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball player of the year Thursday night. The league's postseason honors were announced in Nashville, Tenn., on the eve of the OVC tournament semifinals. Voting was done by the conference's head coaches and sports information directors...
Southeast men pack optimism for Nashville trip (03/04/05)
Why not Southeast Missouri State? That's exactly what the Redhawks are thinking heading into today's Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals in Nashville, Tenn., as they chase the program's second NCAA Division I tournament berth. Southeast (15-13), the No. 6 seed, plays second-seeded Eastern Kentucky (20-8) at 8 p.m. at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn...
Simonhoff, Goodson receive recognition (03/04/05)
Both players earned spots on Don Hansen's Division I-AA All-America football teams. Two players on Southeast Missouri State's 2004 football team have picked up more Division I-AA All-American honors. Sophomore punter David Simonhoff on Thursday was named to the third team by Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette, while senior tight end Ray Goodson made honorable mention...
After-school specials (03/04/05)
In a darkened classroom at Franklin Elementary, a group of third- and fourth-graders learn the names of body parts. "Donde es la cabeza?" trills a voice through a computer speaker. Hands shoot up among the students, who know all or part of the sentence's translation, "Where is the head?" It's a surprising amount of enthusiasm given the time -- 4 p.m...
Discovering China from a hospital (03/04/05)
BEIJING -- Today was mostly tests and observation. I am the only spinal cord patient here at this time. The others have ALS and are getting the same treatment, but the cells are injected into the brain instead of the spinal cord. It's kind of a culture shock once you get here. Not many people speak English, and the hospital is reminiscent of what you might have seen in the '60s in the United States. The people are as nice and hospitable as you can ask for...
Lorimier Cemetery proposed for historic register (03/04/05)
Cape Girardeau city officials want Old Lorimier Cemetery named to the National Register of Historic Places, a move they say could lead to federal grant money to preserve and restore the community heritage represented in the aging headstones and tap into the tourism of local history...
Bills would invest state money in small businesses (03/04/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would allow the state treasurer to deposit more money in Missouri banks for the purpose of providing low-interest loans to small businesses and farmers is making speedy progress in the Missouri Legislature. House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, said the effort would bring more taxpayer money back to Missouri from out-of-state investments and help stimulate the state's economy...
State briefs 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
Democrats say GOP stifling license office bill; McCaskill: State should track tax exemptions; Soldiers not allowed in Big Louie's strip club; Ex-judge faces child pornography charges
Serial killers have knack for macabre memory of their crimes (03/04/05)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Baton Rouge Serial Killer made off with a simple silver toe ring from one of his victims. Jeffrey Dahmer kept rotting body parts in his Milwaukee apartment. And BTK held onto jewelry, drivers' licenses and photographs to remember those he killed...
House GOP war-funding bill would trim foreign aid request (03/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers from President Bush's own party balked Thursday at foreign aid included in his spending request for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, eliminating money for Afghan reconstruction projects and State Department programs. "Supporting our troops is the No. 1 reason for the supplemental," said Rep. Jerry Lewis, Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee...
Death rate higher on nation's rural, non-interstate roads (03/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- People are being killed on rural, non-Interstate roads at more than double the rate for all other routes, a private group says, blaming narrow roads, sharp curves and a lack of money for safety improvements. More than half of traffic deaths -- 52 percent -- in the United States between 1999 and 2003 happened on rural, non-interstate roads and highways, according to a study released Thursday by The Road Information Program...
Fed chief touts national sales tax (03/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- Alan Greenspan helps steer the world's largest economy. He digests mountains of detailed statistics every day. The nation's tax laws are too complicated even for him. The chairman of the Federal Reserve told the president's tax reform panel Thursday that "tax code drift" has turned taxes into a dense and complex thicket that most people can't understand...
Martha Stewart Living awaits founder's return (03/04/05)
NEW YORK -- It won't be business as usual when Martha Stewart makes the transition this weekend from prisoner to multimedia empress. Known for her tough management style before prison, some say Stewart will need to show a sweeter side as she returns to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc...
Shoppers try natural cold remedies, often without realizing it (03/04/05)
CHICAGO -- Standing inside a downtown Chicago chain drugstore, shopper Beth McClanahan considered the product Zicam. "I wouldn't have known it was homeopathic," she said looking at the bright orange label. "The name Zicam sounds very scientific."...
Jury indicts man for trying to sell names of spies (03/04/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal grand jury has indicted an Indiana man on charges he tried to sell names of U.S. intelligence operatives in Iraq to Saddam Hussein's government before the U.S. invasion. Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban, 52, was charged with agreeing to act as a foreign agent for Iraq and with immigration violations, federal prosecutors said Thursday following his arrest...
National organ swap program on the horizon, proponents say (03/04/05)
CHICAGO -- Kidney transplant specialists pushed Thursday for a national organ swap program that they say could be lifesaving for thousands of ailing patients on transplant waiting lists. The swap, already done at a handful of U.S. hospitals, would involve patients who need transplants and have relatives or friends willing to donate but whose kidneys aren't a match. Each patient-donor pair would be matched with another pair to allow reciprocal transplants...
Senate votes to keep cattle from Canada out of U.S. (03/04/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to overturn the Bush administration's decision to allow Canadian cattle into the country nearly two years after they were banned because of mad cow disease. The White House said President Bush would veto the measure if it ever reached his desk, warning that continuing to refuse Canadian beef would damage efforts to persuade other countries to buy U.S. beef...
France opens pedophilia trial with 66 defendants (03/04/05)
ANGERS, France -- French authorities opened one of the nation's most horrific pedophilia trials Thursday, charging that nearly four dozen babies and children were raped, sexually abused and prostituted by their parents for a little cash, food, alcohol or even cigarettes...
Arab leaders tell Syria to get out of Lebanon (03/04/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Arab leaders grew increasingly impatient at Syria's resistance to a quick, complete withdrawal of its troops from Lebanon, with Saudi leader Crown Prince Abdullah sharply telling Syria's president on Thursday to start getting out soon or face deeper isolation, according to a Saudi official...
Bombers target Iraqi police (03/04/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Car bombs killed six policemen and wounded 15 in new attacks on Iraq's security services Thursday as political factions wrangled over putting together a government. The Shiite Muslim-dominated United Iraqi Alliance and a Kurdish coalition, which emerged from the Jan. 30 elections with the two biggest blocks of seats in the National Assembly, made little headway in their talks on combining forces to select the leaders of the new government...
Iran builds tunnels aimed at withstanding 'bunker busters' (03/04/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- Fearing airstrikes, Iran is using reinforced materials and tunneling deep underground to store nuclear components -- measures meant to make the facility resistant to "bunker busters" and other special weaponry, diplomats said Thursday...
Cheap, simple care could save lives of thousands of newborns (03/04/05)
LONDON -- More than 10,000 newborns die every day in poor countries, and more than 7,000 of them could be saved by simple, cheap -- and deliverable -- care, according to research announced Thursday. While global attention has focused on improving the health of mothers and children in the developing world, the fate of the newborn has fallen through the gap, according to analysis papers to be published in coming weeks in The Lancet medical journal...
Madrid bombers planned follow-up attacks (03/04/05)
MADRID, Spain -- Islamic militants blamed for last year's commuter train bombings in Madrid were plotting more bloodshed -- a string of suicide attacks in the months after the massacre, Spain's counterterrorism director said on Thursday. The revelation adds a chilling what-if element to Spain's national trauma as it prepares to mark the anniversary of the March 11 bombings, the country's worst-ever terrorist attack...
Cubs win district (03/04/05)
Bell City rallied past Delta 81-77 to win its fourth straight title. ~ Southeast Missourian Bell City's chances at winning a second straight Class 1 boys basketball state championship looked to be in serious trouble Thursday night in the District 2 finals at Delta High School...
Bobcats roll to fifth straight district title (03/04/05)
Delta 41, Oran 29 ORAN 7 4 4 14 -- 29 DELTA 11 9 8 13 -- 41 ORAN (29) -- WENDY EFTINK 11, AMANDA EFTINK 4, ERICA MICHELSEN 4, TIFFANY GLASTETTER 2, JODI URHAHN 3, MANDI WOOD 2, COURTNEY NENNINGER 1, TORI ST. CIN 2. FG 13, FT 2-4, F 12 (3-POINTERS: URHAHN 1. FOULED OUT: NONE)...
Scott Co. Central turns back Clarkton to capture championship (03/04/05)
Scott County Central held off Clarkton's fourth-quarter rally to post a 62-61 victory in the Class 1 District 1 championship game at Clarkton. Josh Boley led three Braves into double figures with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. Avis White added 17 points, and Isaac Porter scored 16...
NHL unlikely to accept $3 billion offer (03/04/05)
BOSTON -- Two Boston companies have offered NHL owners a way out of their labor woes: Sell the entire league -- pucks, Penguins and penalty boxes -- for more than $3 billion. Bain Capital Partners LLC and Game Plan LLC made the proposal on Tuesday in New York, where NHL owners were meeting to discuss their next step in the lockout that canceled the entire 2004-05 season. The offer received an icy welcome...
Illini move to 29-0 with rout (03/04/05)
Illinois breezed past Purdue 84-50 in Big Ten play. The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dee Brown scored 24 of his career-high 27 points in the first half, and Derron Williams added 21 to lead top-ranked Illinois to an 84-50 victory over Purdue on Thursday night...
Rams sign second linebacker in two days (03/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams added their second free-agent linebacker in two days on Thursday, signing former first-round pick Chris Claiborne to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. Claiborne, a middle linebacker, joins outside linebacker Dexter Coakley in the Rams' restocked defense. Coakley got a five-year, $14.5 million deal...
Sports briefs 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
Baseball...
Littering - It's time to go to war (03/04/05)
If you toss foam beverage containers, fast-food wrappers, soiled diapers, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, gum wrappers, empty snuff cans, snot-filled tissues, old tires or worn-out sofas from your vehicles onto city streets, county roads, and state and federal highways, you probably don't want to read any further...
Full of options - Suzuki Grand Vitara is capable off-road, on (03/04/05)
srobertson Suzuki Grand Vitara is capable off-road and on I've got good news and bad news about the Suzuki Grand Vitara EX. First the bad news: You can't get any options on this cute, four-wheel-drive sport-ute from Japan. Now the good news: It doesn't need any! The Grand Vitara comes so well equipped, so optioned to the gills, that there is practically nothing you could add that would increase its versatility, its comfort or its curb appeal...
Nothing to say 'ni' about - Monty Python hits Broadway (03/04/05)
NEW YORK Sir Michael the Naughty is awfully excited these days -- as you might expect from someone who calls himself Sir Michael the Naughty. He and thousands of Monty Python's Flying Circus fans are electrified about the Broadway launch of "Monty Python's Spamalot," a new musical penned by a member of the British comedy group that had its heyday in the 1970s...
Everybody's a critic - 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman' (03/04/05)
Three stars (out of four) The movie "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" is about Helen (Kimberly Elise), who has been married for 18 years to Charles. He decides to move her out to make room for his mistress and her children, but the door isn't clear of Helen before the other woman is right there flaunting herself...
At the theaters 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
New at the theaters...
First Friday art exhibits open across Cape area this evening (03/04/05)
The members of Integrated Counterbalance, a local abstract artist group, are hoping today will be a good day for art aficionados in Cape Girardeau. So are the members of the Visual Arts Cooperative, the artists who show their work at Linda Bohnsack's Garden Gallery and the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum...
Southeast Missouri orchestra will present 'New World' (03/04/05)
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will return after its winter hiatus with a concert Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Academic Auditorium on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The show will feature the Antonin Dvorak masterpiece, "From the New World," and performances by student soloists Brad Long on saxophone and Kyle Miller on viola, each of whom earned the honor by winning Southeast's concerto and aria competition...
Artifacts 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
Market House Theatre presents 'Music Man'; Greatest Baroque hits on tap at SIU; Harwell Art Museum showcases religious sites; Southeast student is finalist in photo contest; Redhawk Concert Band performs Thursday; Civil War re-enactment planned in Sikeston; Sikeston Depot features Grimsley's artwork; Illinois vineyard plans March Madness festival; The Artist Studio opens downtown Saturday; Local entries sought for poster competition
Thomas Wallace (03/04/05)
Thomas A. "Tom" Wallace, 41, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1963, at Bonne Terre, Mo., son of Richard Glynn and Thelma Joyce Bass Wallace. He and Debbie "Red" Davidson were married Sept. 28, 1991, in Cape Girardeau...
Leo Ramsey (03/04/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Leo Ramsey, 66, of Sikeston died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1938, in Shuqualak, Miss., son of John and Lucinda Hardin Ramsey. He and Dorothy Thomas were married July 7, 1968. Ramsey was a retired construction worker...
Lawrence Dewees (03/04/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lawrence E. Dewees, 83, of Anna died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at City Care Center. He was born July 7, 1921, in Thebes, Ill., son of Newton and Julia Wagner Dewees. He and Rosella Verble were married in 1945. She died in 1961. Dewees was a member of Mounds Assembly of God Church...
Trinity Chappelle (03/04/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Trinity Rose Chappelle, 3, daughter of Michael Jeremy and Julie Haskin French of West Plains, Mo., died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Oct. 18, 2001, in Bend, Ore. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Codiac French of the home; paternal grandparents, Jere and Camilla Sides of Charleston, Mo.; maternal grandparents, William Haskin and Cathryn Armentrout of Hemet, Calif.; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Hill of Sikeston; and maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Chappelle of Modesto, Calif.. ...
Mimi Smitten (03/04/05)
Mary E. "Mimi" Smitten, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center. She was born July 30, 1925, in St. Joseph, Mo., daughter of Thomas B. and Juanita Woods Allen Jr. She and Kenneth H. Smitten Jr. were married May 6, 1948, in Sikeston, Mo. He died July 11, 1990...
Emory Oliver (03/04/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Emory Oliver, 80, of Sikeston died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Princeton, Ky., son of Cullen Hezekiah and Dora Elizabeth Kappler Oliver. He and Priscilla Ann Houchins were married June 25, 1960, in Sikeston...
Marie Wachter (03/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie R. Gerler Wachter, 91, of Perryville died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 29, 1914, at Shawneetown, daughter of Herman and Rosie Landgraf Bodenschatz. She first married Erhard Christian Gerler Sept. 3, 1939. He died Aug. 10, 1969. She and Fred Wachter were married April 4, 1976. He died in September 1978...
Charles Rendleman (03/04/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Charles "Zeke" Rendleman, 83, of Greendale, Wis., formerly of Thebes, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Ruth Hospice Facility in West Allies, Wis. He was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Thebes, son of Charles C. and Edith Bracken Rendleman. He and Elaine Tripp were married March 28, 1942, in Jackson...
Marvin Graham (03/04/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Marvin "Bud" Graham, 79, of Chaffee died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1925, at Fredericktown, Mo., son of Marvin L. and Nina White Graham. He and LaVern Wilkinson were married Oct. 5, 1946. Graham owned and operated Chaffee Plumbing, Heating and Electric. He was a member of First Baptist Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Jerry Sneed (03/04/05)
Jerry Sneed, 68, of Jackson died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Ewertz (03/04/05)
Ruth A. Ewertz, 50, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Ambler (03/04/05)
Pauline M. Ambler, 90, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Lutheran Home Residential Care Facility. She was born June 19, 1914, in Olive Branch, daughter of Frank Benjamin Denfip and Octavia Priscilla Brown Denfip. She and Max Willard Ambler were married March 13, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. He died in 1983...
Gloria Sides (03/04/05)
Gloria Elizabeth Sides, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at her home. She was born April 1, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clarence Albert and Mayme Marie Hopper Benson. She and Wilbert Edwin "Junior" Sides were married Sept. 9, 1950, in Piggott, Ark...
Raymond Carpenter (03/04/05)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Raymond Carl Carpenter, 86, of Bloomfield died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Treat, Ark., son of Weaver and Clara Hull Carpenter. He and Gladys May Gunter were married July 20, 1942, in Dover, Ark...
Births 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
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Cape police report 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Joe Don Eugene Coulter, 27, 3900 Crawford, West Frankfort, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Cape fire report 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: * At 6:22 p.m., illegal burn in the 600 block of Terry Lane. * At 9:01 p.m., medical assist in the 1900 block of North Kingshighway. * At 11:59 p.m., still alarm at 1000 Towers complex...
Out of the past 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
25 years ago: March 4, 1980 Construction of a $700,000 Jackson public safety building may hinge on voter approval of a $500,000 general obligation bond issue later this year; city administrator Carl L. Talley says city officials hope to finance construction of the police and fire complex through federal revenue sharing funds, sales tax money and a bond issue...
Supremes continue their liberal social activism (03/04/05)
The Wall Street Journal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has many attributes, but judicial modesty isn't one of them. His latest legislative diktat in the guise of a legal decision -- issued yesterday in Roper v. Simmons -- overturns 19 state laws on behalf of a "national consensus" that he alone seems to have defined...
Court of public opinion? (03/04/05)
Whether or not death sentences for juvenile criminals are cruel and unusual punishment is a legitimate constitutional issue. In its decision this week saying executions of juveniles are unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court went far beyond the Constitution in its majority opinion...
Good to see respect for funeral (03/04/05)
To the editor: I grew up and went to school in Cape Girardeau. I have been back on visits many times. I was there over the past weekend to attend the funeral of a relative. As we drove from the funeral home to the cemetery, I noticed the respect for the funeral procession, which is not common in most areas. ...
Real pro-lifers, please stand up (03/04/05)
To the editor: Pro-life organizations are calling the cloning bills in the Missouri Senate and House the most important pro-life legislation since the partial-birth abortion bill of 1999. This will be a difficult vote for legislators, especially the Republicans who have won elections in rural Missouri on their pro-life platforms. ...
Add revenue for health care (03/04/05)
To the editor: The disabled, their families and health-care workers were stunned by Gov. Matt Blunt's Jan. 26 proposal to make drastic cuts to Medicaid and mental-health treatment. Approximately $632 million would be cut if the governor's proposals are approved by the legislature. ...
Ministry helps farmers in need (03/04/05)
To the editor: Recently there have been some Speak Out discussions about "No farmers, no food" bumper stickers. Unfortunately, these discussions have not come to the mission of these stickers. The stickers are provided by a not-for-profit organization in Sikeston called Rural Restoration Adopt Ministry. Their mission is "To develop and improve the awareness among the general public and rural America of the value and dignity of farm and ranch families." What a noble cause and organization...
Speak Out 3/4/05 (03/04/05)
Mega-talented Minnie; Time for food stamps; Smart planning; Location, location; Bring back our PO; A kind word ; Thanks for glasses; Nab the dealers; Fast-food trash; Where's the warning?; We paid our share; Messy front yard; Fix it first; Thanks to 1140th; Save on architect; Big influence; Haughty defense
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