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Anti-litter meeting set for Friday at Cape CVB office (03/31/05)
The newly formed Anti-Litter Campaign Committee will discuss ways to clean up the area during a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau. Officials from the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the CVB, Cape Girardeau County government, Old Town Cape, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce beautification committee are expected to attend the meeting. ...
Habitat official- Interested families often hard to find (03/31/05)
Although two qualified families are in the works for Habitat for Humanity homes this year, the group would like a third. Cape Girardeau Habitat executive director Bob Bohnsack said it is often hard to find interested families because the program "is not a giveaway, but more of a hand-up."...
Unopposed Marble Hill incumbents want to tackle issues (03/31/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Incumbents Marian Hutchings and David Conrad are both running unopposed in Tuesday's election, but that doesn't mean that they're resting on their laurels. "There's a lot for us to do," said Hutchings, 50, who will start her third term representing Ward I after the election...
Cape Girardeau man pleads guilty to drug charge (03/31/05)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to U.S. Attorney James Martin. Brian L. Cayce, 37, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel and agreed to pay $21,350 to the federal government. With his plea, Cayce admitted to placing a package of 250.2 grams of powder cocaine under a bush near his residence in Cape Girardeau on June 9. Cayce agreed that the $21,350 amount was proceeds from drug sales...
Jury finds Cape father, son guilty on drug charges (03/31/05)
A jury in federal court returned guilty verdicts Tuesday night for two Cape Girardeau men, father and son, on multiple charges involving cocaine base. Freddie M. Wren, 57, and Carl H. Wilson, 40, both were found guilty of aiding and abetting the distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base on Aug. 13, 2002. Wren was also convicted of distributing more than five grams of cocaine base on Aug. 27, 2002, and possessing cocaine base with intent to distribute on May 16, 2003...
Severe weather brings heavy rain, hail to area (03/31/05)
Strong thunderstorms ripped through the Cape Girardeau area Wednesday night dumping 1.10 inches of rain by 10 p.m. along with marble-sized hail. The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported having calls of trees and power lines down along with reports of flooded intersections. ...
Guardsman to speak at First Friday coffee (03/31/05)
Maj. Ed Gargas will be the guest speaker at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Show Me Center. Gargas will be speaking about the experiences of the Missouri National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion, which recently returned from Iraq...
A new French accent (03/31/05)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo Around Southeast Missouri, most people already know about the historic French colonial homes that line the streets of Ste. Genevieve. But creating a national historic site or a historic heritage area in the community could bolster tourism among out-of-state visitors and make federal money available for restoration and preservation of historic properties...
Three West Virginia women arrested on forgery charges (03/31/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Three West Virginia residents were arrested late last week and charged with six counts of passing counterfeit travelers checks at the Wal-Mart in Perryville, as well as at several different locations from Memphis to St. Louis. Police say Zina L. Ford, 41, Delcoria A. Carter, 34, and Yalonda P. Coleman, all of Charleston, W.V., were responsible for writing six counterfeit travelers checks for $100 apiece at the Wal-Mart in Perryville...
Fatality reported in Ste. Genevieve County (03/31/05)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A fatal crash in Ste. Genevieve County Wednesday afternoon has claimed the life of a Ste. Genevieve woman. Valerie Eisenbeis, 47, was killed when the car she was driving struck another vehicle driven by Dorcas Grass of Ste. Genevieve on Highway 61. The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Steven Hilbert of Ste. Genevieve slowed for traffic...
Alexander County town prepares to elect first government (03/31/05)
Voters in McClure, Ill., will elect the town's first village government Tuesday. But for the small town's first mayor and village board of trustees, the election is just the beginning. The winners will come into office without a city budget, a city hall or even bylaws by which to operate...
Fingerprint technology advances at county jail (03/31/05)
In the bowels of the Cape Girardeau County jail's basement and just past a set of security doors rests one of law enforcement's latest high-tech gadgets. A red glow emits from a glass plate housed atop a rectangular casing. Above the glass plate is a large monitor...
Clarification (03/31/05)
* Two candidates for the Cape Girardeau City Council Ward 3 race have provided a list of awards and recognition they have received. * Stan Wicks received the 2003 Businessman of the Year Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council and the Republican of the Year Award in 2000 from the National Republican Congressional Committee. ...
Managing menopause (03/31/05)
For some menopausal women experiencing hot flashes and night sweats, the best course of action may be simply sweating it out rather than turning to menopause treatments, according to a study done by a consensus panel from the National Institutes of Health...
Community digest 3/31/05 (03/31/05)
Retired teachers meet for program on arthritis; Annual Bowl for Kid's Sake event coming up; Celebrating Van Gogh at Cape Public Library; Conference focuses on helping children; Knitters meet at Cape Girardeau Public Library; Children's Center holds a successful telethon; Optimist Oratorical contest winners named; National volunteer month proclaimed by mayors; Home show cookbook winners announced
Scott County, City Q&A (03/31/05)
Ward 1 JEFF CURNELL 8 Age: 44 Family: Wife, Tricia Occupation: EMT What have you done in your time as a councilman? Curnell: I have tried to be active in all issues involving Scott City, particularly, I have taken it on myself to follow an issue that our fire chief mentioned recently. ...
Governor signs workers' comp restrictions (03/31/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Culminating a long effort by Republican lawmakers and business groups, Gov. Matt Blunt on Wednesday signed into law legislation he said will fix "fundamental problems" in Missouri's workers' compensation system. Blunt said the expansive changes, which will take effect Aug. 28, will lower workers' compensation costs for Missouri employers and make the state more competitive with other states in luring jobs...
Long slate of hopefuls competing for Scott City votes (03/31/05)
Voters in Scott City and Scott County are facing a lot of choices in the April 5 election. In Scott City, seven out of eight seats on the city council are up for election with only two uncontested. Voters in Scott City and the surrounding area will also decide the fate of the Illmo Special Road District and select a commissioner to serve on that district -- if it isn't dissolved...
Death penalty likely in ambush killing of Missouri state trooper (03/31/05)
A prosecutor said Wednesday he is inclined to seek the death penalty for a Southeast Missouri man accused of slaying a state trooper with a shotgun and a rifle in an ambush outside the officer's home. Carter County Prosecutor Michael Ligons on Tuesday charged Lance Shockley, 28, of Van Buren, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action...
Alexander County Q&A (03/31/05)
McClure mayor CHERYLE BRENDA DILLON Age: 56 Occupation: Events coordinator for Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Education: Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill. Personal: Married. She and her husband, Pat, have two daughters and a son. Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for county commissioner in the March 2004 primary...
Supreme Court rejects Schiavo case (03/31/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case for the sixth time late Wednesday, taking less than two hours to reject her parents' request that the feeding tube for their brain-damaged daughter be reinserted...
Border volunteers (03/31/05)
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. -- Hundreds of volunteers, some of them armed, are expected to take up positions along the Mexican border Friday and begin patrolling for illegal immigrants -- an exercise some fear could attract racist crackpots and lead to vigilante violence...
States debate legislation requiring photo IDs at polls (03/31/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots has touched off fierce debate in three states, with opponents complaining the measures represent a return to the days of poll taxes and Jim Crow...
Court widens older workers' rights at jobs (03/31/05)
WASHINGTON -- When the Supreme Court tackles issues relating to age, it speaks with considerable firsthand knowledge. Justice John Paul Stevens, at 84 the court's oldest member, wrote Wednesday's decision making it easier for workers 40 and over to file age discrimination lawsuits. A conflicting minority opinion was offered by 75-year-old Justice Sandra Day O'Connor...
Al-Jazeera broadcasts alleged tape of hostages (03/31/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Al-Jazeera satellite channel aired a tape Wednesday that purported to show three Romanian journalists kidnapped in Iraq and a fourth unidentified person, possibly an American. The station said the four were held by an unnamed militant group and no demands were made. ...
Insurgent attacks against U.S. troops decline (03/31/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgent attacks in Iraq have fallen dramatically since the Jan. 30 elections, and the number of U.S. deaths reported this month dropped to the lowest in a year. But the news isn't all good. Militants are focusing their attacks on Iraqi government and security officials as the new leaders of Iraq assume a greater role in their fragile nation...
Pope receiving nutrition through feeding tube (03/31/05)
VATICAN CITY -- In another sign of Pope John Paul II's growing frailty, the Vatican said Wednesday that the 84-year-old pontiff was getting nutrition from a tube in his nose and acknowledged his convalescence from throat surgery last month has been "slow."...
Confirmed quake death total at 518 (03/31/05)
GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia -- Firefighters freed a man trapped in a crumpled house on remote Nias island on Wednesday, 36 hours after he was buried in rubble. As the first foreign military help arrived, officials said an estimated 1,000 people had died in the region's latest large earthquake...
All-Southeast Missourian boys basketball team (03/31/05)
First team ** Jack Puisis, 6-2, sr., Jackson Puisis led the Indians to a 23-4 record and second straight Christmas Tournament title by averaging 21.1 points per game. Puisis was deadly from the outside with a 47 percent average from 3-point range along with 81 percent shooting from the free throw line...
Essner throws no-hitter in Notre Dame's rout of Chaffee (03/31/05)
Blake Essner threw a five-inning no-hitter Wednesday to lead Notre Dame in a 27-0 road rout at Chaffee. Essner struck out 11 and walked two in what coach Jeff Graviett said is the only Notre Dame no-hitter he can recall in his six years as coach. Aaron Jenkins had four hits and four RBIs to lead Notre Dame's 16-hit attack. Jacob Essner, Blake Essner and Mitch Glueck had two hits apiece. Lucas Dirnberger added a grand slam...
The comeback kid (03/31/05)
For Jackson standout guard Jack Puisis, basketball is a way of life. So when Puisis was cut from his junior high basketball team in seventh grade, a harsh reality stared him in the face. "My whole family is pretty much basketball," Puisis said. "When you get cut in the seventh grade, it's going to have an effect on you. You want to practice more."...
Sikeston doubles Central in slugfest (03/31/05)
A day after dropping a 1-0 decision to rival Jackson, the Central baseball team found itself in a slugfest Wednesday at home against Sikeston. The result remained the same for the Tigers, who fell 10-5 for their second straight loss to a SEMO Conference opponent...
Redhawks motivated for only home test (03/31/05)
Ultimately, the success of Southeast Missouri State's track and field season will not be determined by what happens in this weekend's Gatorade Classic. But Southeast's athletes still want to perform well in their only home meet of the outdoor campaign...
Williams returns to Rams (03/31/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Defensive end Jay Williams, an 11-year veteran who broke in with the then-Los Angeles Rams in 1994, is returning to the team. The Rams announced Wednesday they've signed Williams, 33, to a three-year, $2.65 million contract. The deal includes a $300,000 signing bonus...
Illinois receives sendoff (03/31/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Top-ranked Illinois left for St. Louis and the Final Four on Wednesday night after a rousing sendoff by more than 3,000 orange-clad fans. Coach Bruce Weber told the crowd he wants to return to "celebrate something special and that's the national championship."...
Cards tie Orioles in Florida finale (03/31/05)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Reggie Sanders hit his second homer since having his appendix removed March 18, and the Cardinals tied the Baltimore Orioles 5-5 in 10 innings Wednesday. Both clubs will break camp and head to Oklahoma City for exhibition games today and Friday...
A song about losing (03/31/05)
March 31, 2005 Dear Julie, My late and acutely missed friend Randy wrote many songs. My favorite is "When I Get Over You," a song that captures the exquisite ache of longing for a love now gone. I wish you could hear it. The melody is so gorgeous that Randy could have put almost any lyric to the song. Instead, he wrote:...
VH1 renews its focus on what made it a hit (03/31/05)
NEW YORK -- VH1 is getting back to the music -- and the music makers. After making its name as a powerhouse in music television, VH1 shifted its focus in recent years to pop culture and nostalgia shows (think "I Love the 80s"). Now, it's back to focusing on the music and those who make it with "VH1's April Music Month," a month of fresh programming that will offer live performances, music video premieres and specials...
Herb Schuerenberg Jr. (03/31/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Herbert A. "Herb" Schuerenberg Jr., 59, of Sikeston died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1945, in Kewanee, Mo., son of Herbert A. and Anna B. Bizzell Schuerenberg. He and Berta Jane McWaters were married Aug. 9, 1968. She died Jan. 23, 1991. He and Sue Baldridge were married Nov. 26, 1994, in Sikeston...
Edna Gloth (03/31/05)
Edna Burnett Gloth, 91, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Jackson Manor. She was born Sept. 4, 1913, at Laflin, Mo., daughter of Charley J. and Frances S. Moore Williams. She first married George D. McClard in 1934. He died June 23, 1961. She and Louis W. Maag were married in 1962. He died Jan. 19, 1975. She later married Ruddle O. Gloth, who died in 1993...
Lealeen Lingle (03/31/05)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Lealeen Lingle, 84, of Dongola died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Aug. 10, 1920, in DuQuoin, Ill., son of Lester and Bertha Beggs Lingle. He and Juanita Osman were married Dec. 18, 1943. She died Dec. 28, 1971...
Mildred Foeste (03/31/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mildred W. Foeste, 83, of Chaffee died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Lena Bolen (03/31/05)
PULASKI, Ill. -- Lena E. Bolen, 78, of Pulaski died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1926, at Mounds, Ill., daughter of Harley and Bessie Level Butler. She married Verl D. Bolen, who died April 8, 1995. Bolen had been a telephone operator in Mounds, worked at Snowers in Cairo, Ill., and was an aide at St. Mary's Hospital in Cairo. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church at Villa Ridge, Ill. She was formerly of Cairo...
Mary Heisserer (03/31/05)
Mary Ann Heisserer, 37, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Louis "Butch" and Alene Raines Heisserer. Heisserer was a counselor at Echo Life Learning Center. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church at Kelso, Mo...
Juanita Preston (03/31/05)
E. Juanita Preston, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Arnold, Mo. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Sullivan (03/31/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Hazel M. Sullivan, 83, of Mounds died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 30, 1921, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of Aldolphus L. and Catherine Tobin Laws. She married James Aubrey Sullivan, who died in 1967...
Charles Lee Jr. (03/31/05)
Charles A. Lee Jr., 86, of St. Louis, formerly of Glendale, Mo., died Good Friday, March 25, 2005, at Delmar Gardens West in St. Louis. He was born April 18, 1918, in Lamar, Mo., oldest of four sons of Dr. Charles and Inez Long Lee. He and Betty Roth were married April 10, 1948...
Mary Ann Ross (03/31/05)
Mary Ann Spradling Ross, 72, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Jackson, passed away Monday, March 21, 2005, at her home. A memorial service will be held later this spring in Muskegon, Mich., where her cremains will be interred. Paradise Sunset Chapel Funeral Home of Phoenix, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements...
Edmond Larmie (03/31/05)
Edmond Lee "Tex" Larmie, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Aberdeen, Miss., son of Chester and Tula Perry Larmie. He and Mayme Ellen Hendricks were married Nov. 21, 1949, in St. Louis...
Out of the past 3/31/05 (03/31/05)
25 years ago: March 31, 1980 The Magill Hall addition at Southeast Missouri State University appears to be on solid footing, funding wise; the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee gives tentative approval to slash nearly $30 million from a $101 million House spending bill for new building projects, but the Magill project remains at the top of the funding list...
South-side smarts (03/31/05)
More than 50 people have joined the new South Side Optimist Club, which has the goal of giving children on Cape Girardeau's south side more recreational opportunities. Certainly, young people living on the south side of Cape Girardeau need more things to do. A lack of transportation and a lack of facilities on the south side mean many youths have little to do but hang out on the streets...
Conflicting views on life and death (03/31/05)
To the editor: I have to respond to Emma Franklin's letter. I was taught to argue with facts. I've read the letter several times to see if a random fact might have made it into the letter. None appears forthcoming. But here is a fact, and perhaps the zenith of hypocrisy: The left she is so enamored with will fight tooth and nail to protect the life of convicted killers on death rows across this country and fight for the right to have late-term abortions including the heinous partial-birth abortion but simply can't wait to dance on the grave of Terri Schiavo.. ...
Jackson school issues addressed (03/31/05)
To the editor: This letter is in response to Randy Anderson's March 26 letter regarding the Jackson School District bond issue. I graduated in 1980. Enrollment has increased nearly 400 students since then. The facilities have changed very little. The last addition to the high school was the Math and Science Building completed in 1998. Since then, enrollment has grown from 993 to over 1,150 students...
Speak Out 3/31/05 (03/31/05)
Making deep cuts; Clear consciences?; Send them to fight; The phantom steed; Making up snow day; Show the price; Elderly drivers; Environmental talk show
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