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Women will outnumber men on Cape city council (04/07/05)
For the first time ever, women will outnumber men on the seven-member Cape Girardeau City Council thanks to victories Tuesday by two women candidates, including one who was propelled into office by a well-organized write-in campaign. The city council will include four women and three men. Voters elected former councilwoman Loretta Schneider in Ward 4 and write-in candidate Debra Tracy in Ward 3. They join two other women on the council -- Evelyn Boardman and Marcia Ritter...
Feeling at home in a body coming back to life (04/07/05)
I arrived home March 24. My family and some media met me at the airport in Kansas City. Today is April 5. I knew the results from the OEG (olfactory ensheathing glia) cell transplant I received in China would be much more effective after I arrived home...
Uncontested races makes for easy E. Cape election (04/07/05)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Joe Aden, who has served as East Cape Girardeau's mayor since 1977, was re-elected by voters in Tuesday's election. The outcome was never in doubt as he ran unopposed. Aden has served on the village board since 1975 when the town was incorporated. East Cape Girardeau has a population of 450...
Take thousands out to the ballgame (04/07/05)
It wasn't quite a school record, but the combination of the state's highest-profile university as an opponent, Bluff City Beer providing free food and beverages, and rain staying away made for a huge crowd at Capaha Field on Wednesday. And the announced 2,732 fans in attendance -- based on an estimation by Southeast Missouri State officials, since admission is free and no tickets are distributed -- were rewarded with a win by the home team...
Trust shattered amid charges baby-sitter struck infant (04/07/05)
Cape Girardeau couple Jeffrey and Wendy Street will never trust a stranger with their 4-month-old child, Chloe, again after their baby-sitter allegedly beat the baby Friday night. The baby-sitter, Karen Byrum, 43, has been charged with felony child abuse after the couple discovered bruises on the abdomen, buttocks and legs of the child...
Arrest reported in Cairo arsons (04/07/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A Cairo teenager was in jail Wednesday night after allegedly setting fire to several houses and vehicles in the city, said Cairo police officials. The police department said Pristine Henderson, 19, was being held in custody after allegedly setting fire to five homes and two vehicles at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. She is being charged with attempted arson and criminal trespassing...
Telecommunication bill hinges on single word (04/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sometimes the presence or absence of a single word can drastically alter a piece of legislation's impact. During a two-hour hearing Tuesday on a bill to revise Missouri's telecommunications regulations, nearly the entire discussion focused on whether the word "existing" should be dropped from the 26-page measure...
Mixed drinking messages (04/07/05)
A person may believe his drinking is under control, but alcohol could be ruining his health. For most adults who drink in moderation, alcohol causes few problems. Nearly three adults in 10 are "risky drinkers," according to information provided for today's National Alcohol Screening Day, promoted by Screening for Mental Health Inc. ...
Health calendar 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Today Blood pressure screening at Cape Senior Center from 10 to 11:15 a.m., conducted by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center. Call 651-5825. Preparation for Childbirth Class 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the South Healing Arts Room on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center. This is a first of four sessions. For information, call (877) 231-BABY...
Redhawks in a box (04/07/05)
To show support for those in need in the Cape Girardeau community, student groups will be sleeping outside in boxes overnight. The event, held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Southeast Missouri State University Academic Terraces, is sponsored by the Group Housing staff and Group Area Council in the Office of Residence Life. Monetary donations distributed to Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army will be collected before the event...
Prices as high in Cape as anyone remembers (04/07/05)
If the price of gas has ever been higher than $2.12 in Cape Girardeau -- as it was in several gas stations Wednesday -- many people can't recall when. "It's as high as I can remember," said Rebecca Galloway of Cape Girardeau as she fueled up her 1995 minivan. "Last week it was $2.05, this week it's $2.12. That's only three days later."...
Scott City officials revise code book, set hearing (04/07/05)
At the Monday night meeting at the Scott City Council the council passed several minor revisions to update the city's code book and scheduled a public hearing from a residence at 212 Lincoln St. for planning and zoning issues for April 18. In other city business, the council also agreed to purchase a columbium from Liley Monuments for the city cemetery and it was announced that bulky item cleanup was ongoing this week with the public works department...
Jackson Elks announce litter cleanup schedule (04/07/05)
The Jackson Elks Lodge will be doing a litter pickup along Highway D in Jackson near the lodge this Saturday at 9 a.m. The pickup is part of the lodge's commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program.
Community digest 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Humane Society adoptions double at open house; Scott County Women in Agriculture meet today; Salvation Army Men's Club will hold auction; Illinois train club to hold model railroad show, sale; River Heritage Quilters hold trunk show Monday; Spring home and garden tour in Charleston; Jackson chamber holds golf tourney, showcase; Noon Optimists sponsor Safety City classes; Old Town Cape to hold fund-raising auction; Eckankar religion presents workshop; Upcoming Beginning Experience weekend
Community cuisine 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Cape senior center to hold family-style dinner...
Woman recounts final days of pope as seen in Rome (04/07/05)
Laura Wibbenmeyer, a 20-year-old broadcast meteorology major at the University of Missouri, has been studying at the University of Reading in England since January. She is a Ste. Genevieve native, went to a Catholic school and has maintained her faith since being out on her own. She plans to return home on April 12...
Fueling gas price pains, solutions (04/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Every drop of gasoline sold in Missouri would be required to contain at least 10 percent ethanol as of 2007 under legislation the House Agriculture Policy Committee heard this week. Supporters say mandating fuel blended with ethanol statewide would lead to lower prices at the pump, expand a market for corn farmers and create jobs with the construction of additional ethanol production facilities in the state, all while increasing the use of cleaner-burning fuel...
Senate OKs bill dedicating much of athlete tax to stadiums (04/07/05)
The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would dedicate millions of dollars for professional sports facilities around the state. The legislation, which was sent to the House on a 21-11 vote, changes the way the state's tax on out-of-state athletes and entertainers is distributed...
Nuclear fuel (04/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- It's a nightmare that scientists say could happen. Terrorists penetrate a nuclear power plant but ignore the concrete-protected reactor. They're really after the pool of water containing hundreds of used fuel rods. Explosive charges lead to an uncontrollable fire, sending radiation into the air...
Report- Bush plan could eliminate traditional Social Security for some (04/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- Someone born next year who goes on to earn what the government considers a high-wage income could see his Social Security check replaced by the personal investment account President Bush has proposed, a congressional study says. Democrats said Wednesday that the study, which they commissioned from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, was troublesome because it illustrated how the accounts -- invested in the stock market -- might eventually eliminate Social Security's guaranteed checks.. ...
Shoppers look to 'superfoods' to help fight diseases (04/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- There is food, and then there is superfood. Salmon, trout and albacore tuna may reduce the risk of heart disease. So may olive oil, almonds, walnuts, Cheerios and Boca Burgers. These foods, which go beyond basic nutrition and help fight disease or make you healthier, are what shoppers increasingly want...
Famous clients mourn Johnnie Cochran (04/07/05)
LOS ANGELES -- The call came several times from the stage: Will all the celebrity clients Johnnie Cochran Jr. represented please rise. O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and others in the star-studded audience stood up, and an overflow crowd at the 5,000-seat West Angeles Cathedral applauded...
Chertoff lauds anti-terror drill efforts (04/07/05)
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff lauded federal and state efforts in the nation's largest-ever anti-terrorism drill Wednesday, saying agencies were communicating "efficiently and promptly" in response to a pair of mock disasters...
Calif. wineries raise U.S. shipments (04/07/05)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Wine shipped by California wineries to U.S. markets increased by 3 percent in 2004, which experts attributed to a recovering economy and increased wine consumption. Overall, California wineries shipped 428 million gallons of wine to U.S. markets in 2004, according to the Gomberg-Fredrikson report compiled by wine analyst Jon Fredrikson...
Greenspan- Mortgage debt a threat to markets (04/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan urged Congress on Wednesday to restrict the multibillion-dollar holdings of the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, warning that their huge debt could imperil U.S. financial markets. His admonition lent support to an effort in Congress to tighten controls on the two government-sponsored companies following their accounting scandals. ...
Nation briefs 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Conn. Senate approves landmark civil unions bill; Space shuttle delayed by crack in insulation; White supremacist sentenced to 40 years
U.S. helicopter crashes in Afghan desert; 16 die (04/07/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. military helicopter returning from a mission smashed into the southern Afghan desert Wednesday, killing at least 16 people in the deadliest military crash since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. An Afghan official said most of the dead appeared to be Americans...
Groups call ape extinction real threat to species (04/07/05)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Human activities such as hunting and logging have driven nearly one quarter of the world's primate species to the brink of extinction, according to a new report. Without concerted action, great apes such as the Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia and the Eastern gorilla of central Africa are at risk of disappearing, according to the report to be released today by the World Conservation Union, the International Primatological Society and Conservation International...
Gaza pullout includes wide security perimeters (04/07/05)
JERUSALEM -- A detailed evacuation plan for the Gaza Strip presented to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday includes wide security perimeters and covers details like removing settlers' pets and Jewish cemeteries, according to a senior Israeli official. ...
Monaco mourns Prince Rainier (04/07/05)
MONACO -- The famed Monte Carlo casino was closed, its spinning roulette wheels at rest as Monaco mourned the death Wednesday of Europe's longest-reigning monarch, Prince Rainier III, who worked to overcome this tiny principality's reputation as "a sunny place for shady people."...
Iraqis elect Kurd as president (04/07/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two months after elections, Iraq's new government finally began to take shape Wednesday as lawmakers elected as president a Kurdish leader who promised to represent all ethnic and religious groups in a session broadcast across the country -- and shown to Saddam Hussein in his jail cell...
Police turn back mourners hoping to view pope's body (04/07/05)
VATICAN CITY -- After electronic highway signs and cell phone text messages failed to stanch the flow of pilgrims, police stepped in Wednesday to turn back mourners hoping to join the 24-hour line to view the body of Pope John Paul II, on a day that brought almost 1 million people to the Vatican...
Notre Dame golfers topple Sikeston, improve to 5-1 (04/07/05)
Notre Dame improved to 5-1 with an eight-stroke victory against Sikeston in a dual meet Wednesday at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Notre Dame finished with a score of 166; Sikeston had 174. Clayton Eftink led the Bulldogs with a 4-over-par 40, while Will Lindman shot a 41, Tyler Menz shot a 42 and Brandon Holzum shot a 43...
Oak Ridge tabs Martin for basketball position (04/07/05)
Oak Ridge became the second area high school to fill its boys basketball coaching vacancy when it recently hired Jackson assistant John Martin as its new head coach. The Bluejays are coming off a 10-14 season which included a runner-up finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference tournament. Oak Ridge enjoyed a six-game winning streak midway through the season and finished with a loss to Oran in the first round of the Class 1 District 2 tournament...
Southern Illinois sweeps Southeast (04/07/05)
Southern Illinois, ranked 24th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball college rankings, swept a doubleheader from Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday in Cape Girardeau. But it wasn't easy. After Southern Illinois (30-8) scored three runs in the first inning of the opening game en route to a 4-1 victory, the Salukis scratched for a single run to win 1-0 in the nightcap...
Extra effort: Southeast tops Missouri in 10 innings (04/07/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks have been in desperate need of a signature win that might jump-start their season....
Southeast sends two to regional (04/07/05)
Tara Boldt wanted to repeat, while Katie Bloom wanted to shed her alternate status. Mission accomplished on both counts for the two Southeast Missouri State gymnasts who qualified in the all-around for Saturday night's NCAA Division I South Central Regional in Lincoln, Neb...
Ankiel passes through waivers (04/07/05)
Rick Ankiel signed a minor league contract Wednesday with the St. Louis Cardinals and will work on his conversion from a pitcher to an outfielder. Removed from the major league roster Monday, Ankiel cleared unconditional release waivers Wednesday, then re-signed later in the day. The Cardinals plan to send him to their Class AA farm team in Springfield, Mo...
Pettitte shows familiar form in Astros' win (04/07/05)
HOUSTON -- Andy Pettitte felt better than he had in a long time, going all the way back to his final game with the New York Yankees almost 18 months ago. He pitched like it, too. Pettitte allowed only a solo homer to Reggie Sanders in a six-inning season debut, and Mike Lamb's two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth sent the Houston Astros to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday...
Woods has company in list of contenders (04/07/05)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods is still the main attraction at the Masters. After all, Woods' accomplishmets at Augusta National include shattering scoring records as a 21-year-old and claiming three green jackets by the time he was 26. But he no longer is the main event...
Burden of aging means facing fears (04/07/05)
I always remember my father as a fearless man. This was especially so when it came to anything having to do with horses. The last time we rode together was when we were trying out two young colts that he had raised on his farm. He was offering them to me -- a gift of my Missouri heritage to bring back to California. Taking a gallop around the farm was an activity that had occupied many hours of our shared history...
Roving robot (04/07/05)
MERRIAM, Kan. -- If a robot enters your room the next time you're in the hospital, and it starts asking you questions, don't panic. It may be a state-of-the-art RP-6 model like the one currently making the rounds at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Named REMi by the hospital's doctors and staff, the 5-foot-4 robot is equipped with a flat-screen computer monitor, two-way video feed, a microphone and a speaker...
Heavenly days at Big Cedar (04/07/05)
As Missouri's attorney general stood at the podium at the Big Cedar Lodge conference center preparing to speak, ignoring the huge moose head over his shoulder became an impossibility. He stopped speaking, started and stopped again...
Dancing with birds (04/07/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Ever see an ornithologist moonwalk? Kimberly Bostwick, curator of birds and mammals at Cornell University's Museum of Vertebrates, glides backward, Michael Jackson style, to illustrate the courting moves of the manakin, a small golden-headed bird...
Mary Myer (04/07/05)
Mary A. Myer, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1922, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Lawrence Henry and Ella Pobst Weissmueller. She and Dewitte A. Myer were married July 31, 1947, in Cape Girardeau...
Harold Chronister (04/07/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Harold Chronister, 72, of Glenallen died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born March 4, 1933, at Glenallen, son of Buford and Emma Jane Burns Cobb. Chronister retired as an office equipment repairman, and was a member of Glenallen United Methodist Church...
Lester Leaton (04/07/05)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Lester L. Leaton, 76, of Sedalia died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. He was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Longwood, Mo., son of Samuel Earl and Mildred White Leaton. He married Charlotte Norton Aug. 11,1950. She died May 31, 1995. He then married Ilene Homan Wolf in Sedalia...
Jack Craft (04/07/05)
Jack D. Craft, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home. He was born June 12, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Seth R. and Mary A. Eaker Craft. He and Betty Macke were married Feb. 6, 1960, in Cape Girardeau. Craft was a salesman in the automotive industry and retired from Jim Wilson Co. He was a member of VFW Post 3838, American Legion Post 63 and Eagles Aerie...
Gary McDowell (04/07/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gary Russell McDowell, 58, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Elder Care. He was born Aug. 14, 1946, in San Francisco, Calif., son of Jack Francis and Margaret Ann Burkett McDowell. McDowell was a mechanic 32 years with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Orange County Temple in Orange County, Calif...
Troy Seabaugh (04/07/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Troy E. "Spike" Seabaugh, 80, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Lester and Bessie Propst Seabaugh. He and Lindola M. Richardet were married Dec. 26, 1964, in Perryville...
Franchon White (04/07/05)
Franchon White, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of E.E. and Theresa O'Hare Palsgrove Sr. She and Robert Fulton White were married Feb. 12, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. He died Oct. 31, 1987...
Births 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Wilson; DeBrock; Bollinger; Bruhn; Burger; Rister; Melson; Boyd
Police reports 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items on Tuesday. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Jennifer L. Hashley, 21, of Jackson, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Jerry W. Arnold, 843 N. Main, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire reports 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * At 5:24 p.m., responded to report of gas odor at 300 Kiwanis Drive. * At 6:27 p.m., emergency medical service at 2800 block of Whitener. * At 7:07 a.m., emergency medical service at 22 N. Park Ave...
Out of the past 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
25 years ago: April 7, 1980 A three-member board of commissioners appointed by the Cape Girardeau Circuit Court has recommended to the court that the city of Cape Girardeau pay more than $14,000 to two property owners on West Cape Rock Drive for damage to the property caused by grade changes along the city right of way...
United Way, Community Caring Council collaborate (04/07/05)
Last week at the United Way of Southeast Missouri's annual meeting and awards ceremony, the Community Caring Council received a special recognition award for our shared vision and commitment to the Cape Girardeau community. The council genuinely appreciates this recognition, as it serves to underscore what has been an evolving, productive relationship with the United Way...
Happy day in Scott City (04/07/05)
The long, low building in Scott City first housed Wetterau Inc.'s food distribution center in the early 1960s. A few years after merging with Wetterau in the mid-1990s, wholesale food distribution giant Supervalu moved its operations from Scott City to St. Louis, leaving the 260,000-square-foot building empty and in some ways a symbol of Scott City's unused potential...
Get rid of billboard litter on roads (04/07/05)
To the editor: Your articles on littering haven't mentioned once a form of littering that many consider to be the most offensive of all, because it's so obtrusive you can't ignore it, and because it does irreparable damage to our beautiful state. I'm talking about litter on a stick, or billboards. You cannot approach Cape Girardeau from any direction without these huge monstrosities marring the landscape...
Voters let down Jackson schools (04/07/05)
To the editor: It's hard to believe that an important issue like the future of our kids' education actually requires a higher percentage for passage then that of the future leader of our country. On Tuesday the Jackson School District bond issue received a 55 percent yes vote and still went down in defeat...
Workers' comp reforms were needed (04/07/05)
To the editor: I commend Gov. Matt Blunt for signing into law reforms to Missouri's workers' compensation system. As a Missouri employer, I can tell you firsthand the system is broken. Senate Bill 1 takes important steps to bring balance back to the system...
Speak Out 4/7/05 (04/07/05)
Post office action; Teachers' raises; Why not both?; Keep track of money; Something in return; Noise pollution; Who's paying?; Send the message; Who's next?
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