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Paul Dobbins talks about running a mall world (04/18/05)
After six months on the job, Paul Dobbins said he's learned that running a mall is like being a contestant on "Jeopardy." "You have to know a little bit about a lot," said Dobbins, who became general manager of Westfield Shoppingtown West Park in September. "A lot of people say their job is different every day, but this one truly is. It's just interacting with so many different types of people inside and outside the organization."...
Business licenses (04/18/05)
Cape Girardeau County Business licenses recorded at the Cape Girardeau Collector's Office during the month of March. Nature's Way, 2117 Nottingham, Cape Girardeau The Artist Studio, 1533 Kurre Lane, Cape Girardeau Plainswalker Games, 153 Westfield Shoppingtown, Cape Girardeau...
Building permits (04/18/05)
Cape Girardeau Commercial building permits recorded at the Cape Girardeau Division of Inspection Services Office during March. Phillip B. Smith-Architect, 1131 N. Kingshighway, Suite C, Best Rate Mortgage, remodel, $6,400 Phillip B. Smith-Architect, 1131 N. Kingshighway, Suite A, Cingular Wireless, remodel, $9,600...
Tax liens (04/18/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of March. The liens and discharges are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Bankruptcies (04/18/05)
Bankruptcies filed through March for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Counterpoint: The war on smokers (04/18/05)
It's called The War on Tobacco, only nobody makes war on an inanimate object. It's occasionally called The War on Big Tobacco. Big is a good target. Nobody likes Big. Big, as we all know, eats the little guys for lunch. And we side with the Little Guy...
Smoking in restaurants should be snuffed out (04/18/05)
When an early-morning fire last month destroyed Bella Italia, the popular downtown Cape Girardeau restaurant, the cause wasn't faulty wiring, a stovetop burner left on or a brutal act of nature. It was cigarettes. According to fire officials, employees emptied ashtrays into garbage cans and the hot cigarettes smoldered most of the night, eventually igniting the building and causing damage in excess of $100,000...
Area McDonald's restaurants donate family room at Saint Francis (04/18/05)
A fully-stocked kitchen, overstuffed chairs and faux fireplace aren't the typical amenities people find in hospital waiting areas. But families whose newborn children require special care now can relax in a space that looks more like a living room than a hospital waiting area...
Health briefs (04/18/05)
Cancer Update seminar slated The Regional Cancer Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital will sponsor a "Cancer Update" seminar April 21. The meeting will be held at Drury Lodge and is designed for nurses and other health-care professionals. The program is approved for 6.6 contact hours. To register, call 651-5547...
Business calendar (04/18/05)
Tuesday, April 19 Cape Girardeau: Counseling sessions for area small business owners or people planning business ventures. The sessions, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University, begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce office...
Checking credit reports is important, now free (04/18/05)
Everyone knows that keeping good credit is vital in a world that increasingly relies on it. In order to do that, however, you have to know what's on those credit reports. Now, with a law that took effect in Missouri in March, it will be much easier to safeguard that credit reputation. A law approved by Congress in 2003 allows all Americans to one free credit report a year from each of the three major credit bureaus -- Experian, TransUnion and Equifax...
Circulation numbers up at Southeast Missourian (04/18/05)
In February, the home-delivery circulation of the Southeast Missourian was the highest it has been for that month in 10 years. The momentum carried into March, and home delivery of the region's largest newspaper is up 2.6 percent from last year. Mark Kneer, circulation and marketing director at the newspaper, said, "We're bucking the industry trend right now. ...
Travel agents say Internet deals don't offer personal attention (04/18/05)
Easy Internet access to airline tickets and other travel amenities does not seem to have derailed business for travel agencies. "Of the customers we do lose to the Internet, they eventually come back," said Carolyn Kempf, president of Elite Travel Agency. "Except for the year after 9/11, we have grown every year."...
Coffee shops serve as new place for business meetings (04/18/05)
Smoke-filled board rooms are being replaced by the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee in a casual setting. Business professionals have found coffee shops to be informal, comfortable places to meet a client. For people who work from home, meeting clients in a coffee shop is a way of creating an informal but business-like setting. Business reps on the road find that coffee shops cater to their needs by offering not only a choice between regular or decaf, but free Internet access...
Buchheits buying former Supervalu warehouse building in Scott City (04/18/05)
For five years, when Scott City Mayor Tim Porch would drive by the empty warehouse that used to house the Supervalu Distribution Center, he admits he felt aggravated. "You got people who need jobs and a facility like this just sitting here," he said. "I'm a business man. You have to get what you want for a property, but after a while it was just a shame that it wasn't put to use."...
Business briefs (04/18/05)
Mac's Smokehouse relocates to Shawneetown Mac's Smokehouse has closed its Silver Springs Road location in Cape Girardeau and moved to Shawneetown, near the border of Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. The new location is at 271 Shawneetown Road, two miles from Highway CC...
People in the news (04/18/05)
Cape code inspector receives certification Steve Higgerson, a senior code inspector for the city of Cape Girardeau, recently received his certification as an electrical inspector. The International Association of Electrical Inspectors awards these certificates only to those individuals who have passed a written examination and completed certain continuing education requirements. ...
Put a lid on litter at your business (04/18/05)
If you're a grocery store manager, you no doubt have employees continuously wiping windows, sweeping up the floors and dusting off registers. If you're the head of a department store, you have clerks straightening clothes racks, cleaning up product displays and tidying up the stockroom...
Cape's department store competition to rise with Kohl's, Sears openings (04/18/05)
With the opening of Kohl's this month and the new Sears Grand in October, the two new major department stores will have far-reaching effects on Cape Girardeau's commercial west side, from bringing in even more curious customers to the area to causing existing department stores to invest in multi-million remodeling projects to better compete...
Business of travel (04/18/05)
Planning a sports tournament, hosting a craft fair during the holidays or even inviting riverboat visitors to tour downtown helps boost tourism in Cape Girardeau and throughout Southeast Missouri. Chuck Martin, director of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the key is to get visitors to the city once and then entice them to return multiple times...
Commuter flights trying to gain travelers' attention (04/18/05)
The terminal at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was less crowded in 2004 than it was in 2003. But the current year could show improvement, said airport manager Bruce Loy. Loy said, "The numbers were down early in the year, but they've been moving up a bit in March."...
Ladies Auxiliary past national president attends VFW conference (04/18/05)
Past national president Glenneta Vogelsang of Cape Girardeau, a member of Clippard, Wilson, Taylor Auxiliary 3838, joined other leaders of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at its 2005 national midyear conference held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif...
Lessons from a survivor (04/18/05)
Lynn Farrow started having mammograms in 1987, after her sister died of breast cancer. In 1991 a radiologist thought he saw something suspicious, but later dismissed it as nothing. Farrow, 53, got scared and stopped having mammograms. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer Oct. 6, 2003. She had been having pain and a burning sensation since June. Muscle rub ointment, aspirin and a chiropractor's care seemed to be helping until the pain escalated to a stabbing sensation in her left breast...
Cape council agenda (04/18/05)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) * An ordinance accepting a receiver's deed from High Ridge Partners Inc. for the property at 2007 Southern Expressway. * An ordinance rezoning 2948 Bloomfield Road from residential to commercial...
Waiting for word on Medicaid's fate (04/18/05)
Vicki Abernathy doesn't want anybody to feel sorry for her. She'd rather you laugh at her jokes or sit down with her to talk politics. While her mind is sharp and quick, her body is not. Diabetes and a bout with thyroid cancer have beaten down her body, one that put in 16 years' worth of work as a flight attendant...
Military digest 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
Vogel graduates from Navy Recruit Training; Two area troops serve aboard USS Carl Vinson
Community Q&A 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
* Name: Melody Anderson...
Community digest 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
Tickets available for Busch Southeast Night; Grand opening proceeds to benefit KRCC; Initiative developed to reduce traffic fatalities; St. Joseph plans euchre tournament April 30; Boys and Girls Clubs schedule benefit auction; United Way charity golf tournament set for June 6
Many farmers approve of rice deal (04/18/05)
As Southeast Missouri rice farmers gear up for the 2005 planting season, they say it will be with a little less anxiety after last week's deal that will ensure that the state's first genetically modified rice crops will be far away from their own...
Prof looks at his life for 'last lecture' (04/18/05)
For Barry Bernhardt, conducting a band is easy. Writing a lecture on what gives meaning to his life is hard. The director of bands at Southeast Missouri State University will deliver the "last lecture" at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium...
Battle over telephone regulations draws in Illinois lawmakers (04/18/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- For the third time in five years, state lawmakers find themselves in a complex, big-money fray over how much Illinois should regulate telephone service for millions of residents. Telephone giants SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. ...
Execution date set for man who killed girl (04/18/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set a May execution date for a St. Louis man convicted of killing a neighbor girl. Vernon Brown is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. May 18 at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre...
Detectives hope to solve discarded baby cold case (04/18/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Detectives still have little information about the death of an infant whose body was found decaying a year ago. Crime scene investigators gathered evidence April 26, 2004, after a Kansas City Power & Light Co. worker in Platte County came across the body of a newborn boy sticking out of a plastic bag. ...
Budget debate becomes issue of definition (04/18/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gathered in a hypothetical room are about a dozen people. Among them are a pregnant teenager, a single mother of two, a family with several adopted children, a widowed great-grandmother and a paralyzed man who needs help getting from bed to his part-time job...
Campaign finance reports gives details on plane trip expenses (04/18/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt's campaign spent nearly $14,000 in the last few months on private aircraft as the governor flew to events on state business, campaign finance reports filed Friday indicate. Blunt's office said last month that he hasn't used the state plane, and doesn't intend to, because of the tight state budget. Instead, the governor's office said, Blunt planned to charter private aircraft and pay for them out of campaign funds...
Campus hunger strike ends, follows protests nationwide (04/18/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Student protesters who are advocating for better pay for Washington University contract workers will meet with Chancellor Mark Wrighton three times this week to discuss the issue. The agreement, announced Saturday evening after Wrighton met with some of the student protesters, convinced some of the students to end a six-day hunger strike. ...
Republicans chip away at Senate Democrats' ability to block changes (04/18/05)
WASHINGTON -- Majority Republicans are chipping away at Senate Democrats' ability to defeat a change in internal rules involving filibusters -- the Democrats' most potent weapon to block GOP legislation and judicial appointees they oppose. One Republican who has been undecided on the rule change, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, said Sunday he is leaning toward supporting changes in filibuster rules "when push comes to shove."...
Oklahoma City bombing 10 years ago left broken lives (04/18/05)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The bomb spared the lives of a family's badly injured children, but 10 years later costs them their home. A survivor of the blast finds peace but not peace of mind. Grass grows on the crater, but there's still a void in the city's heart...
Mansion up for grabs, assembly required (04/18/05)
PIERRE, S.D. -- A mansion that was home to more than half of South Dakota's governors now sits in three pieces, nearly forgotten on a storage lot. If you want it, it's yours. Free for the taking. There is one catch -- the 5,200-square-foot, 18-room structure must be used for a public purpose...
Once a meth addict, mother tries to get her life back on track (04/18/05)
CHICAGO -- She gets her latest grade from her theology professor -- it's a "check-plus," the highest mark she could've received. The tall, fair-haired student, older than most of her classmates, smiles slightly and shrugs it off, as if it's not such a big deal. But she knows better, especially given her circumstance a year ago, even little more than two months ago...
Government tries to empty out Gaza settlements (04/18/05)
NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip -- Gabi Glasser and his wife, Rotem, were so horrified by Israel's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip this summer they pulled their five young children out of school, found a cramped house in a small settlement and moved in, even bringing their piano as a symbol of their intention to stay...
Cardinals check in to hyper-secure Vatican hotel for secret conclave (04/18/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Bringing their suitcases and personal views on the future of the church, the cardinals who will select the next pope settled in their rooms Sunday in the Vatican hotel that will be their home until the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics have a new leader...
Security forces seal town; reports of hostage-taking exaggerated (04/18/05)
NEAR MADAIN, Iraq -- Iraqi security forces backed by U.S. troops had the town of Madain surrounded Sunday after reports of Sunni militant kidnappings of as many as 100 Shiites residents, but there were growing indications the incident had been grossly exaggerated, perhaps an outgrowth of a tribal dispute or political maneuvering...
Body of child found in Paris hotel (04/18/05)
PARIS -- Firefighters sorting through the debris of a burned-out Paris hotel found the body of a small child Sunday, raising the death toll from Friday's blaze to 22, police said. Half of the victims were children. The fire at the Paris Opera hotel, housing mostly people in need who were placed there by social services, was Paris' worst in recent memory...
Israel to build temporary housing for evacuated settlers (04/18/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Sunday it will build dozens of temporary homes for settlers uprooted by this summer's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he will cooperate in coordinating the pullout. Palestinian coordination is considered by the United States and Israel a key step in helping avert chaos in Gaza after the evacuation, which is shaping up as one of the most formidable challenges in Israeli history...
Another strong group carries high hopes (04/18/05)
Judging by last year's results and early marks from this season, it could be a big year for pole vaulters from Southeast Missouri at the state meet. Notre Dame senior Bryce Willen and Jackson senior Amy West are each coming off all-state seasons, while Central has a pair of vaulters who have already put up some all-state caliber vaults...
Rising above the crowd (04/18/05)
Southeast Missouri has been a hot pocket for one of track and field's unusual disciplines -- the pole vault. After all, rushing down a track carrying a pole more than twice your height and then attempting to clear a bar several feet higher than a basketball hoop isn't as easy as it sounds. And it doesn't sound easy...
Redhawks' troubles persist in 11-2 rout (04/18/05)
Southeast suffered its fourth straight series loss in OVC play. ~ Southeast Missourian CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- After two tight games Saturday, Southeast Missouri State was resoundingly sent to its fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference series loss...
Redhawks miss chance to sweep (04/18/05)
Southeast Missouri State saw its six-game Ohio Valley Conference softball winning streak end Sunday, but coach Lana Richmond found little fault with her team's performance. The Redhawks rallied with three sixth-inning runs to forge a 3-3 tie, but visiting Samford pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to prevail 4-3 and salvage one victory in the three-game series...
Rolen heats up, lifts Cards (04/18/05)
MILWAUKEE -- Scott Rolen could see it coming. Rolen had three hits and three RBIs, including a tiebreaking home run in the top of the ninth inning, to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday...
Culpepper leads American revival (04/18/05)
BOSTON -- It doesn't bother Bill Rodgers that no American runner has won the Boston Marathon in 20 years. What bothers him is that so few of the best ones try. So the four-time Boston champion is excited to see Olympian Alan Culpepper and 2003 U.S. marathon champion Ryan Shay heading to Hopkinton with a chance for the first American top-five finish since 1987...
Biffle blazes past field for second win of year (04/18/05)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- It took Greg Biffle a little while to overcome the mental and physical discomfort from a crash in practice at Texas Motor Speedway. It took hardly any time at all for him to make the rest of the field feel bad in Sunday's Samsung/Radio Shack 500...
Teams hope for a super draft (04/18/05)
NEW YORK -- Three years ago, the Philadelphia Eagles had the best draft in the NFL, and the New England Patriots did pretty well, too, getting wide receivers Deion Branch in the second round and David Givens in the seventh. That draft helped the Patriots and Eagles get to the Super Bowl this past season, and Branch was the game's MVP, catching 11 passes for 133 yards. Big spending on free agency doesn't guarantee victories (ask Washington), but drafting well almost always does...
Cards still await the 'old' Mulder to take the hill (04/18/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The high expectations that accompanied his trade to the St. Louis Cardinals, Mark Mulder insists, have absolutely nothing to do with his early 8.18 ERA. "That's the furthest thing from my mind, the expectations," Mulder said. "I could care less. I'm out there pitching, I'm out there competing."...
Lonard wins MCI Heritage; Clarke collapses down stretch (04/18/05)
Darren Clarke needed just four words to sum up his Sunday collapse in the MCI Heritage. "Anybody got a beer?" the Irish star asked. The dazed Clarke will not soon forget his startling run of bogeys and double bogeys in a closing 76 that handed Australia's Peter Lonard his first PGA Tour title at Hilton Head Island, S.C...
Jones takes last in first race since Olympics (04/18/05)
WALNUT, Calif. -- Marion Jones looked slow and tired as she labored toward the finish line, bearing little resemblance to the 2000 Olympics superstar she was in Sydney. When winner Novlene Williams won the 400 meters Sunday at the Mount San Antonio College Relays in a pedestrian 51.49 seconds, Jones was some 25 yards behind. She finally crossed the line in 55.03, sixth and last...
Sports briefs 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
Basketball...
S. Illinois' gambling history (04/18/05)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that East Cape Girardeau, Ill., nightclubs like the Purple Crackle and the Colony Club used to have illegal gambling and organized crime from the St. Louis area had a stake in these clubs, as illustrated by a mafia-style hit on a man traveling Highway 3 many decades ago?...
Dollar Tree moving into Circuit City building (04/18/05)
File it in the better-late-than-never category: The sign in front of the old Circuit City building beat me to the punch, but I guess I can fill you in on some of the details anyway. For those of you who didn't see the sign, Dollar Tree -- the nation's largest $1 discount variety store chain -- is moving to the vacant Circuit City building at 164 Siemers Drive...
House warning 'Amityville' digs up $23.3 million for first-place debut (04/18/05)
LOS ANGELES -- "The Amityville Horror" returned from the dead with a vengeance, with the gory update of the 1970s fright flick taking in $23.3 million to top the weekend box office. The previous weekend's No. 1 movie, the African desert adventure "Sahara," slipped to second place with $13.1 million, lifting its 10-day total to $36.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Welsh singer Jem makes her mark (04/18/05)
NEW YORK -- Chances are you've heard Jem's music even if you didn't know her name. Her songs have been prominently featured on Fox's "The O.C.," and she portrayed a wedding singer performing "Maybe I'm Amazed" on last season's finale. Her "Come on Closer" was used on promos for "Desperate Housewives" and the song "24" played behind spots for "Without a Trace."...
Poor song choice dooms 'American Idol' contestant (04/18/05)
NEW YORK -- Nadia Turner picked the wrong song on Tuesday's "American Idol," and on Wednesday, she paid the price. Turner was voted off the Fox show after singing Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," a choice that the judges lambasted. "It was an appalling choice of song and I think you could go home after that," said judge Simon Cowell, adding that it was the musical equivalent of wallpaper...
TiVo nation (04/18/05)
The funeral of Pope John Paul II aired at 3 a.m., forcing millions of devoted Catholics and others wanting to watch to get up during the wee hours of the morning. Not Danette Ketcher. She has a DVR. "I just pushed a button and set it to record," she said. "I wasn't going to be up, so I just watched it the next day."...
Tech tour in Cape, Scott City today and Tuesday (04/18/05)
Cape Girardeau and Scott City residents will get to test the latest consumer electronics, and students will get a handle on Internet safety as part of SBC's technology road show that is visiting 85 communities nationwide in coming weeks. The SBC Yahoo! DSL Hometown Tour -- with events today and Tuesday -- features a series of local events and demonstrations that showcase the benefits of high-speed Internet service and how it can enhance the ability to conduct business, do schoolwork, access news and information, and more fully enjoy the Internet.. ...
People on the move 04/18/05 (04/18/05)
KFVS12 names new local sales manager; Dana Corp. names April employee of the month; Doctor attends diabetic foot conference; Buchheit ag division gets new manager; Blair Packaging adds to management team; Mapper attends 2005 military conference; Real estate agent gets specialist designation
Business memo 04/18/05 (04/18/05)
Honda's highest honor awarded to Wieser Honda; Counseling sessions for small business this week; Chamber's business after hours set for Tuesday; Buchheit division goes year without accidents
E-mail providers try new strategy on spam (04/18/05)
There's a new strategy in the spam battle: Call it containment. Filters for blocking junk e-mail from inboxes have improved to the point that doing much more will needlessly kill legitimate e-mail, said Carl Hutzler, America Online Inc.'s anti-spam coordinator. So e-mail gatekeepers are shifting gears...
Emmet Free (04/18/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Arthur Emmet Free, 82, of Chaffee died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Chaffee, son of Arthur and Marie Lyre Free. He and Olga Fluegge were married Jan. 17, 1948, in Jackson. Free was a letter carrier for the U.S. post office in Chaffee. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee, and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve...
Virginia Barber (04/18/05)
BRAZEAU, Mo. -- Virginia Louise Barber, 96, of Brazeau died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born April 30, 1908, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Curtis and Margaret Luckey Barber. Barber graduated from Perryville High School and the University of Missouri. ...
Leona Bucher (04/18/05)
Leona M. Bucher, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
James Ezzell (04/18/05)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- James H. Ezzell, 75, of Bertrand died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Oma Lurk (04/18/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Oma M. Lurk, 86, of Perryville died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Kirchhoff (04/18/05)
Paul William Kirchhoff, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1938, in Egypt Mills, son of the late William A. and Frieda Wilma Ehlers Kirchhoff. He and Sharon Kay Duncan were married Aug. 5, 1961, in Delta...
Eleanora Pobst (04/18/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Eleanora (Nora) Susan Pobst, 97, of Chaffee was given eternal rest Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1908, in Caney, Mo., daughter of the late Tony and Ida Dannenmueller Gosche. She and Matthew Pobst were married April 23, 1929. He died in 1962...
Shirley Reeves (04/18/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Shirley Bryant Reeves, 69, of Charleston, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Police reports 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Ronald Eugene Caudle, 26, of 1928 Delwin St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. * Eric Joseph Shorley, 23, of 1920 Pamela St., Florissant, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire reports 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: * At 5:50 p.m., medical assist in the 900 block of William Street. * At 6:21, alarm at 522 E. Cape Rock Drive. * At 6:48 p.m., medical assist at Arena Park Drive. * At 7:44 p.m., medical assist at 1 Capaha Park...
Out of the past 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
25 years ago: April 18, 1980 Letters from Cape Girardeau County jail inmates to circuit court judges complaining of food, visiting hours and a lack of heat in the jail have been turned over to the county grand jury investigating the sheriff's department; the letters were released to the county prosecuting attorney's office at the request of the grand jury...
Stem-cell research (04/18/05)
The (Independence) Examiner It appears legislation to ban embryonic stem-cell research in Missouri won't go any further this year. Senate leaders say the bill won't be brought up for further discussion until supporters and opponents can find a compromise. That's unlikely. The two sides are far apart, and because the issues involve such fundamental questions as what constitutes life itself, there's not a lot of room for give and take...
Childhood obesity (04/18/05)
The Joplin Globe What is most important to curbing the epidemic of childhood obesity: (1) government controls over how the food industry markets its products to youngsters or (2) more parental involvement in what children eat and in getting them more active?...
School funding (04/18/05)
Missouri legislators are attempting to find a better plan for how the state distributes funds to public schools. Plans being considered in the General Assembly would revamp the state's education funding formula, making certain that all districts have the funding to adequately educate their students...
Speak Out 4/18/05 (04/18/05)
The mercury link; Medicaid fraud; Good handling; Rice safety; Let's compromise; Some assets available; Try some moderation; Be careful what you say; Limited power; Iraqi correspondent; This wasn't trash; Wonderful program; Cheaper than oil; Renters pay taxes too; Show some respect; Not a historical gem; Seniors need a break; School concerns
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