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Stories from Sunday, March 6, 2005

Mayor: Kelso's first police officer not just for tickets (03/06/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Motorists traveling through the village of Kelso may encounter a kind of speed bump soon. The town of 500 is hiring its first police officer. The city government approved hiring a police officer at its January meeting, and an officer is expected to start in the next few weeks...
Men with past felonies compete for Ward 3 (03/06/05)
The two candidates vying for the vacant Ward 3 seat on the Cape Girardeau City Council were both prosecuted for felony crimes in the past 15 years. Both candidates -- Stan Wicks and R. Todd McBride -- pleaded guilty to felony crimes in the 1990s in cases prosecuted by the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's office. Wicks was charged with driving drunk and McBride with conspiring to commit arson...
Sinking a sub is elementary (03/06/05)
Editor's note: Students' names have been changed to protect confidentiality. ** Day one No one tells you if it's OK to go into the boys bathroom. Or how to make a group of 7-year-olds stop squawking like chickens. In the hands of a capable substitute teacher, neither situation is likely to be a major issue. But the first-graders at Jackson's Orchard Elementary weren't in the hands of a capable substitute. They were in my hands...
Speaking skills get test at district tournament (03/06/05)
Carman Scholl and Carrie Lasky have been working on smooth delivery since August. The pair of Cape Girardeau Central High School juniors performed "Beauty" in the duet acting category at the Missouri State High School Activities Association district speech competition on Saturday...
Museum may challenge King project for donations (03/06/05)
WASHINGTON -- After a disappointing year of raising money, the project to build a National Mall memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. now has a looming rival for donors' dollars, although organizers insist there are plenty of generous people willing to give to both the King project and a proposed National Museum of African American History and Culture. ...
Colorful pasts: Area mayors dealt with everything (03/06/05)
Three hundred unemployed men threatened to kill one of Cape Girardeau's past mayors and blow up the town unless they were fed. One of Jackson's mayors railed against bootleggers from Bollinger County. A former mayor of Illmo, one of the towns that eventually became Scott City, operated a saloon and mail-order whiskey business...
Redhawks not bashful about looking ahead to next season (03/06/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As disappointed as Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks were after falling just short of the program's first NCAA Division I tournament berth, they vowed to do even better next season. "It's unfortunate for the seniors, but we have a lot of people coming back," junior forward Natalie Purcell said. "I think we can be more successful."...
EKU tops Southeast to earn NCAA tourney bid (03/06/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State's best shot at the program's first NCAA Division I tournament berth ended in pure heartache. The second-seeded Redhawks, who came ever so close to winning the game late in regulation, instead fell 84-73 in double overtime to top-seeded Eastern Kentucky in Saturday's title contest of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
Southeast's offense quiet in twinbill loss to Bradley (03/06/05)
Southeast Missouri State, after scoring 18 runs in two victories early last week, were silenced Saturday while being swept by Bradley in a pair of seven-inning games. Southeast lost 1-0 and 6-1, picking up just two hits in the first game and eight in the nightcap...
Democrats seek end of political patronage (03/06/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Democrats are renewing calls to end political patronage in the awarding of contracts to run state license bureaus amid growing controversy about some of Republican Gov. Matt Blunt's choices for the lucrative contracts. As has long been the practice under governors of both parties, Blunt has awarded many of the contracts to his political supporters...
Book on Scott, Bollinger counties needs photographs (03/06/05)
Photos from Scott and Bollinger counties are needed for two Faces and Places history books. The pictures can be about anything and everything from old businesses, family snapshots, to events as long as they are from Scott and Bollinger counties during the 1800s through the 1950s...
Wicks resolves fence dispute with city of Cape (03/06/05)
Cape Girardeau city council candidate Stan Wicks will be able to keep his fence. He just has to move back part of the fencing that surrounds his swimming pool and screen the rest of it with vegetation to comply with city zoning regulations. Wicks had been at odds with city staff for more than a year after city inspectors said he might have to take down two fences he spent over $8,000 erecting...
Smith wins 400-meter run at Notre Dame's indoor track meet (03/06/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Miles Smith won the men's 400-meter dash Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational indoor track meet at Notre Dame, setting a school mark in the process with a time of 46.42 seconds. Smith's time also was a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA indoor meet, which is scheduled for March 11 and 12 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The NCAA will release the list of qualifying athletes Monday...
Chicago violence underscores concern about security for judges (03/06/05)
CHICAGO -- In an era when Americans are security conscious as never before, the men and women who preside over the nation's courts and decide the fate of criminals and terrorists go about their daily lives largely unprotected. That lack of routine security has been underscored by the murders of the husband and 89-year-old mother of U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow in the basement of their home on an affluent street on Chicago's north side...
Number of prowling serial killers elusive (03/06/05)
The allegations that a churchgoing, married father of two was Kansas' infamous BTK murderer have shaken the Hollywood image of the serial killer as disenfranchised loner. And it has people wondering just how many of their mild-mannered colleagues, spouses and neighbors might secretly be monsters...
Martha Stewart enjoys the comforts of home once more (03/06/05)
KATONAH, N.Y. -- Ambling the grounds of her 153-acre estate after five months in prison, Martha Stewart said it felt good to be home but also reminisced somewhat wistfully about her time behind bars. "I didn't really miss material things at all," she said to reporters gathered at her mansion. "It was kind of nice to have a rest from the material things. And from this," she added, laughing and pointing to the media horde...
Execution orders end for garfish (03/06/05)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Fishermen often utter obscenities and throw their catch back in the water after hooking the long, skinny, ugly fish known as a garfish. What they probably don't know is that, according to Alabama law, they are supposed to suddenly become the garfish's executioner...
Congress may alter minimum wage levels (03/06/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is gearing up for a vote on whether to raise the minimum wage for the first time in eight years as Democrats and Republicans offer competing proposals they want to add to bankruptcy legislation. Looking ahead to the expected votes Monday evening, the Democratic plan would increase the current $5.15 hourly minimum by more than $2. The GOP proposal couples a more modest raise with a change to the 40-hour work week...
Shiite spiritual leader calls on politicians to stop bickering (03/06/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The spiritual leader of Iraq's Shiite majority called on bickering politicians Saturday to set aside differences and form a government more than a month after landmark elections. Members of the Shiite-led United Iraqi Alliance, the big winner in the Jan. 30 elections, met in central Baghdad and agreed to try to form a government and convene the 275-member National Assembly "no later than March 15," deputy Mohammed Bahr al-Ulloum said...
Assad sets two-stage Lebanese pullback (03/06/05)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Bashar Assad on Saturday announced a two-stage pullback of Syrian forces to the Lebanese border, but failed to address broad international demands that he completely withdraw Syria's 15,000 troops after nearly 30 years in the country...
Terror groups in Europe work to recruit fighters for Iraq (03/06/05)
BERLIN -- Islamic terror groups are becoming increasingly active in Germany and coordinating with militants across Europe to recruit fighters to join the insurgency in Iraq, equipping them with fake passports, money and medical supplies, security officials say...
Journalist's shooting stirs Italians to anger (03/06/05)
ROME -- Italy demanded answers Saturday as former hostage Giuliana Sgrena was taken off a flight from Iraq hooked to an intravenous drip for a shoulder wound inflicted when American troops fired on a car taking her to the Baghdad airport. The Italian agent who negotiated her freedom was hit and died in her arms...
The Bulldogs rallied for a 60-50 victory to earn a berth (03/06/05)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- The underdogs that nobody thought had a chance to win their district are packing their bags for a trip to Columbia and the 2005 MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown. Notre Dame coach Paul Hale picked up career win No. 500 on Saturday night, as the Bulldogs (14-16) defeated Salem 60-50 in the Class 4 quarterfinal at the Farmington Civic Center...
Kelly crushes Greenville to win Class 3 District 2 title (03/06/05)
Kelly Essner scored 25 points to lead top-seeded Kelly past Greenville 56-35 on Saturday in the championship game of the Class 3 District 2 tournament in Poplar Bluff, Mo. After winning the championship game at Three Rivers Community College, Kelly (24-4) will return to Poplar Bluff on Wednesday to face Doniphan (20-6) in a Class 3 sectional game at 6:30 p.m...
FanSpeak 3/6/05 (03/06/05)
Doing the best he can; Lovers or hypocrites?; Misbehavin'; Congrats to Advance; Out of hand; Where was 'The Jungle'?; Intolerable; Congrats to ND; Don't throw stones; Mario who?; Still an Indian; Capaha Field changes
Suppan kicks off St. Louis' shutout victory (03/06/05)
The right-hander pitched two innings, as the Cardinals combined on a three-hitter. JUPITER, Fla. -- Jeff Suppan and Dontrelle Willis both were pleased with their pitching performances in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-0 victory against Florida on Saturday...
Tigers hope to rescue season by beating rival (03/06/05)
Over the years, many a mediocre Missouri season has been rescued somewhat by a victory over a vastly superior Kansas team. The Tigers find themselves in just that situation heading into today's regular-season finale against the seventh-ranked Jayhawks in Columbia, Mo...
Mickelson, Woods in final pairing at Doral (03/06/05)
MIAMI -- Doral could not have asked for a better duel. Phil Mickelson continued to bully the Blue Monster with a 6-under 66. Tiger Woods put on a dynamic charge Saturday in the Ford Championship, driving the green on the 347-yard 16th and making good on a birthday pledge to his father with a 9-under 63 that left him only two shots behind...
Eastern Kentucky wins men's title (03/06/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Travis Ford has played in a handful of NCAA tournaments and even a Final Four. Coaching his own team to an NCAA appearance easily beats anything the former Kentucky standout ever accomplished on the court himself. Zach Ingles scored 15 points, and Eastern Kentucky earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1979 by holding off Austin Peay 52-46 Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference championship...
March fishing success relies on migration route, staging areas (03/06/05)
The month of March is the transition period from winter to the spring early pre-spawn period. Bass behavior over the next six to eight weeks will be centered around feeding and movement from their deep wintering areas to the shallow spawning flats. This month, expect the water temperature to rise from the mid-40s to around 60 degrees. Two key concepts are important to understand if you want to locate and catch big bass this month. One is migration route, and the other is staging area...
Side-imaging sonar technology may help land big one (03/06/05)
EUFAULA, Ala. -- Side-imaging sonar, technology used to locate the wreckage of the Titanic deep in the North Atlantic, is now available to anglers who just want to find a good fishing hole. Such systems have been used for years in naval warfare, scientific research and underwater mapping, but until recently they were far too costly and cumbersome for the average fisherman...
Neither team deserved to lose women's final (03/06/05)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is a cliché in sports after a particularly close and exciting game in a big setting that goes roughly like this: "Neither team deserved to lose." But in the case of Saturday afternoon's matchup between Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Kentucky for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament title, that saying has never been more true...
Spring lingo (03/06/05)
NEW YORK -- Ready for spring shopping? Almost -- but first let's master the lingo. Since fashion's vocabulary changes with the seasons, Marshalls style expert Amy Gallagher created a "cheat sheet" of spring buzzwords: * Wedge heel. A heel merged into the sole in one graduated shoe layer, flat on the ground from heel to toe. ...
Dutch design duo drop a bomb (03/06/05)
NEW YORK -- Viktor and Rolf, fashion's dynamic Dutch duo, pride themselves on doing the unexpected. They describe their designs as "surreal twists on convention." Last spring's collection, for example, featured goddess-style evening gowns morphed into tailored trousers...
Field of dreams (03/06/05)
DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- More than 15 years after Ray Kinsella built it, people still come to the Field of Dreams. Just like Shoeless Joe Jackson, throngs of baseball fans -- 65,000 a year -- are drawn to Dyersville, Iowa, to see the ball park Kevin Costner's character built in a cornfield in the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams."...
Plant relations key to good garden planning (03/06/05)
You often hear talk about various plants being related to each other. There are the sunny-faced members of the daisy family, for example, and the pea family, all with pods. The mustard family includes cabbage, broccoli, and kale. What characteristics link these groups of plants as relatives?...
Multitalented multilevel (03/06/05)
Multilevel homes are always full of surprises. Visitors can find that out themselves today at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. at 3007 Bernice St. in Cape Girardeau. The surprise of a multilevel home is that there is always more space inside than you might expect...
Patchwork patriotism (03/06/05)
The women gather around the table, sorting through swatches of fabric by color and pattern. Later, they'll take these scrap pieces and turn them into beautiful quilts that are given to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers who were killed while fighting the war against terror...
A reporter remembers Rather will bid 'CBS Evening News' goodbye (03/06/05)
NEW YORK -- When Dan Rather thinks back on all his years as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News," his role reporting 9-11 comes to mind. And Tiananmen Square. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The two Gulf wars. He also recalls his very first broadcast, which, on March 9, 1981, included items about President Reagan cutting social programs and English girls cutting their hair like Diana, Prince Charles' bride-to-be...
Irene Winkler (03/06/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene T. Winkler, 90, of Perryville died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born June 18, 1914, in Old Appleton, Mo., daughter of Louis and Mathilda Welker Wucher. She and William J. Winkler were married Oct. 12, 1938. He died Jan. 27, 1987...
Lillian Kramer (03/06/05)
Lillian Geordean (Jerry) Huckstep Kramer, 94, passed away early Saturday morning, March 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Lillian was the daughter of Olive Cloe and Addison Huckstep. She was born on Aug. 20, 1910, near Burfordville. As a young girl, she and her family moved to Cape Girardeau, where she attended Central High School...
Ruth Irwin (03/06/05)
Ruth Anita Irwin, age 78, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 4, 2005, at her home. Ruth was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Harry and Mattie Verble. She was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church, the Illinois Vocational Home Economics Teachers Association, the Rose Hill Garden Club and was an officer in the Professional Home Economist Organization...
George Jones (03/06/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- George Winfield Jones of Cairo died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Carbondale, Ill. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery at Mounds, Ill...
Carolyn Thomasson (03/06/05)
A memorial service in remembrance of Carolyn Lane McEwan Thomasson is planned Monday at Christ Episcopal Church, 100 N. Fountain St. Rector Bob Towner will lead the 11 a.m. service. A private inurnment ceremony will follow. Carolyn Lane McEwan Thomasson was born Feb. 7, 1944, in Winchester, Ky. She died Jan. 1, 2005, in Lexington, Ky., in the company of her friends and family...
Ruth Ewertz (03/06/05)
Ruth A. Ewertz, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1954, in St. Louis, daughter of Denver and Rose Wallace Brooks. She was a member of the Church of Hope. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ewertz of Cape Girardeau; five sisters, Bonita Kotyla and Alice Brooks of St. Louis, Mamie Roberts of Marshall, Ill., Marie Brooks and Sarah Perry of Cape Girardeau...
Gary McGee (03/06/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gary Lee McGee, 51, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Aug. 22, 1953, in Sikeston, son of Jesse Lee and Halene Barber McGee. He and Kathie Evans were married May 29, 1976, in Sikeston...
Ruby Lempp (03/06/05)
Ruby Lee Lempp, 67, of Scott City died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 17, 1937, at Cecil, Md., daughter of Jesse and Georgia Cornet Shinault. Lempp worked on the assembly line at Belvidere, Ill. Survivors include a son; James Lee Privett Jr. of Athens, Texas; a daughter, Janet Sue Pooler of Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Marvin K. Lempp of Scott City; and four grandchildren...
Esther Adams (03/06/05)
Esther E. Adams, 93, formerly of Jackson, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 17, 1911 at Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Oscar T. and Nellie Pierce Welch. She and Charles A. Adams were married May 6, 1930, in Clarksville, Mo. He died Feb. 12, 1998...
Virginia Roll (03/06/05)
GLADSTONE, Mo.--Virginia Lee Roll, 78, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Gladstone. She was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Tell City, Ind., daughter of Percy S. and Mary L. Sweat Sprinkle. She and Colvert Lee Roll Sr. were married July 6, 1946, in Newberry, Ind...
Hazel McBride (03/06/05)
Hazel M. McBride, 91, of Jackson died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
William Boitnott (03/06/05)
William A. "Bill" Boitnott, 72, of Jackson died Friday, March 4, 2005, at his home. He was born May 2, 1932, in Scott County, son of Elmer and Rose Schaeffer Boitnott. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. Following an honorable discharge from the Navy, he married Agnes Stricker on July 2, 1955...
Births 3/6/05 (03/06/05)
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McClard-Ontiveros (03/06/05)
Rebekah Suzanne McClard and Enrique Alejandro Ontiveros were married Aug. 7, 2004, at Deerfield Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Timothy McClard performed the ceremony. Daniel and Tracy McClard of Jackson are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Enrique and Blanca Ontiveros of Kansas City, Mo...
Sitze-McClure (03/06/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Angela Renee Sitze and Matthew John McClure were married Oct. 30, 2004, at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in Webster Groves, Mo. Dr. Blythe Kieffer performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Dan Sattell of San Francisco, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Janice Sitze of Marble Hill. The groom is the son of John and Catherine McClure of St. Louis...
Randol-Brunke (03/06/05)
Casey Laine Randol and Kevin Dean Brunke exchanged vows Dec. 31, 2004, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Reader was Shelly Stover of Bettendorf, Iowa. Soloist was Karen Benefield and accompanist was Geri Beussink, both of Jackson...
Biri-Crowell (03/06/05)
Walt and Linda Biri of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Biri, to Josh Crowell. He is the son of Terry and Terry Crowell of Cape Girardeau. Biri is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a master's degree in physical therapy from Maryville University. She is a physical therapist at Southeast Outpatient Rehab...
Wessel-Cagle (03/06/05)
Dennis and Susan Wessel of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Wessel, to Travis Cagle. He is the son of Nancy and Lou Lavoie of Yukon, Okla., and Wayne and Marty Cagle of Oklahoma City, Okla. Wessel received a master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington University. She is employed at Early Learning Resources in Springfield, Mo...
Hicks-Braswell (03/06/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Derry and Kay Hicks of Bloomfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessi Danielle Hicks, to Rance Elvin Braswell. He is the son of Brenda Porter of Advance and Randy Braswell of Dexter, Mo. Hicks is a 2001 graduate of Bloomfield High School. She is a hairstylist at J.C. Penney Salon in Sikeston, Mo...
Beck-Lauinger (03/06/05)
Ralph Beck of Cape Girardeau and Angela Beck of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beck, to Jebb Lauinger, both of Little River, S.C. He is the son of Terry Lauinger of Portland, Ore., and Sheryl Lalack of Tucson, Ariz. Beck is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School and received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from the University of Missouri in 2003. She is a customer service representative at Horry County State Bank in North Myrtle Beach, S.C...
Jansen- Turner (03/06/05)
B.J. and Doris Jansen of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Jansen, to Daniel Turner. He is the son of Gary and Shelba Turner of Jackson. Jansen is employed at the Bank of Missouri, and is pursuing a degree in technical graphics at Southeast Missouri State University...
Lannom- Niedbalski (03/06/05)
Lanny and Elaine Lannom of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawna Nell Lannom, to Stephen Eric Niedbalski. He is the son of Marvin and Janet Niedbalski of Jackson. Lannom is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in nursing...
Fluegge-Pool (03/06/05)
Terri and Randy Fluegge of Wildwood, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie Fluegge, to Corey Alexander Pool, both of Starkville, Miss. He is the son of Jimmy and Denise Pool of O'Fallon, Mo. Fluegge is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau, and is majoring in finance at Mississippi State University. She is employed at Rick's Cafe Americain in Starkville...
McKinney-McNeely (03/06/05)
Candis Kay McKinney and Roger Dean McNeely of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. McKinney is a 1980 graduate of Central High School. She is a nanny for Dr. Ann and Mike Uhls. McNeely is a 1975 graduate of Central High School. He is a salesman at Auffenberg Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge...
Brothers-Crass (03/06/05)
The Rev. Gary and Rose Brothers of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynne Brothers, to Benjamin Kyle Crass. He is the son of Sheila Crass of Jackson and Terry Crass of Scott City. Brothers is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., and a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction from Webster University in St. Louis. She is children's pastor at Cape First...
Ratliff-Poston (03/06/05)
Dale and Beverly Ratliff of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Dayle Ratliff, to Christopher Daniel Poston. He is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Fred Poston of Cape Girardeau. Ratliff is a 2003 graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. She is a kindergarten teacher at the Christian Academy in Sikeston, Mo...
Diamond-Reyes (03/06/05)
Roy and Virginia Diamond of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Diamond, to Miguel Reyes, both of Ocala, Fla. He is the son of Felix and Victoria Reyes of Ocala. Diamond received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a middle school teacher at Brown Schools of Florida in Ocala...
Police reports 3/6/05 (03/06/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Whitney L. Fisher, 19, of 7 Berry Bluff Court, Wildwood, Mo., was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated...
Fire reports 3/6/05 (03/06/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Saturday: * At 2:58 a.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Complex. * At 3:52 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of William Street. * At 7:06 a.m., emergency medical service at 1105 Linden St...
Out of the past 3/6/05 (03/06/05)
25 years ago: March 6, 1980 Bill J. Reynolds, former Cape Girardeau retailer and earlier a longtime sports announcer, has filed as a Republican candidate for county treasurer; this is his first attempt at public office. The two Republican candidates for governor, sharing a platform in Cape Girardeau at the annual Lincoln Day event, exhibit different styles in bidding for their party's support; Lt. ...
Making heroes out of felons (03/06/05)
There's a case here in California that involves the death of a 13-year-old boy who was shot by a Los Angeles police officer when he smashed his stolen car into a police cruiser. According to police, Officer Steve Garcia and his partner were on routine patrol when they saw the driver of a maroon Toyota Camry run a red light. The officers followed the car onto the Harbor Freeway and tried to pull the driver over...
MFH questions (03/06/05)
A good question has been raised by a bill proposed by state Rep. Nathan Cooper of Cape Girardeau. At issue is the $1 billion-plus in assets managed by the Missouri Foundation for Health. Is the foundation a private not-for-profit agency or a state agency that currently has no oversight except for the appointment of an advisory board by the attorney general?...
Time to oppose legal euthanasia (03/06/05)
To the editor: There have been a lot of lies, myths and misconceptions about Terri Schaivo. She isn't in a vegetative state relying on respirators and other machines to keep her alive. She just needs food and water. Terri's husband pretended to love his wife until the day she won a court settlement in the amount of $1.5 million. ...
Kelly School Board isn't listening (03/06/05)
To the editor: I am one of the students that graduated in December from Kelly High School in Benton. I would like to say that taxpayers' money pays for the graduation ceremony in which I don't get to walk. My parents paid that money. They should be able to see me walk. ...
No support until new grad policy (03/06/05)
To the editor: I used to live in the area and graduated from the Kelly High School. I still have land there and pay taxes on it. I will never do anything that supports the Kelly School District until the school board gets a grip on priorities and grants early grads the right to walk in the graduation ceremony...
Bill isn't good for homeowners (03/06/05)
To the editor: Some areas of Missouri are experiencing spectacular growth. This growth means that home buyers are moving to cities throughout the state and are contributing to their economies. The most important investment many people make is the purchase of a home. I am disappointed that two state senators, Jon Dolan of St. Louis and Luann Ridgeway of Smithville, are sponsoring legislation that can make home ownership more difficult...
Speak Out 3/6/05 (03/06/05)
Limited freedom; A little of everything; Shots not that bad; Give the money back; Paying for police; More than vegetables; Put it on a billboard
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