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Stories from Sunday, May 1, 2005

An appetite for evidence (05/01/05)
Prosecutor Morley Swingle is involved in a case that hangs by a hair. The case is about a Columbia police officer who was allegedly having an affair with a male college student. The student was found dead, his body naked with the exception of his undershorts. The victim's throat was slashed, and the police officer was charged with the murder...
Flaming plastic briefly shuts down part of Nordenia plant (05/01/05)
Plastic ignited and caused a small fire at the Nordenia plant at Highway 177 and Route J around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Jim Hanks, chief of the East Cape County Fire Department and an employee at Nordenia, said that the fire erupted when some plastic got caught in the rollers of one of the machines. Employees put it out with a fire extinguisher before the fire department arrived, he said...
Jackson parks get quick cleaning (05/01/05)
About 125 volunteers came out Saturday morning to spruce up Jackson parks during the city's annual cleanup. "We work four or five hours and get a T-shirt and nasty hands," said Patsy Johnson, a retired Jackson teacher who participates every year...
Colonels score in 11th, top Southeast (05/01/05)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State saw its three-game Ohio Valley Conference winning streak end Saturday at the hands of an Eastern Kentucky squad that pushed its overall victory string to seven. The host Colonels scored a run in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat the Redhawks 3-2 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader...
Jackson man faces meth charges (05/01/05)
A Jackson man was charged Saturday with two counts of the felony sale of a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school. Judge Gary Kamp set Craig R. Meyer's bond at $40,000 cash or corporate surety. Meyer faces a penalty, if found guilty, of 10 to 30 years in prison or up to life in prison...
State senator calls for modernizing of court structure (05/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During debate on the state court system's budget last week, the Senate judiciary chairman said a major restructuring of Missouri's system to ensure judicial resources are allocated more effectively is long overdue. State Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee's Summit, said the boundaries of Missouri's 45 judicial circuits and the number of judges assigned to each need to be revised to reflect shifts in population and caseloads...
Smith, Poindexter part of two top relay efforts (05/01/05)
Southeast Missouri State's 400-meter relay team placed fourth in the final at the Drake Relays on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The team of Jon Jefferson, Miles Smith, Seth Schuster and Chris Poindexter posted a time of 40.66 seconds in the final to qualify for the NCAA regionals. They had won their heat with a time of 40.91 on Friday...
Father in jail after toddlers roam Poplar Bluff street (05/01/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The father of three girls, ages 2, 3 and 4, is in jail and the children are in temporary emergency foster care after a passer-by found the girls walking along Main Street at around 7:45 p.m. Friday. Henry Smith, 27, of 510 N. Sixth St. in Poplar Bluff, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is in the Butler County Jail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday. Bond has not yet been set...
Legislators act to fix unconstitutional sex crime law (05/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers are moving swiftly to rewrite the state law criminalizing sexual misconduct involving a child after the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday declared it unconstitutionally broad. Within two days of the ruling, the Senate Judiciary Committee added a revision of the sexual misconduct statute to an omnibus crime bill sponsored by state Rep. Scott Lipke, R-Cape Girardeau...
Adopted student's search ends with no contact (05/01/05)
A tearful Kristyn Capelli left work early when she got the news: Her birth mother didn't want anything to do with her -- no letters, no phone calls, no reunion. The news devastated the 21-year-old Southeast Missouri State University student from Manchester, Mo., who had dreamed of tracking down her birth parents ever since high school...
World briefs 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
Iraqi neighbors pledge to boost border security; Pope to give first Sunday blessing from window
Nation briefs 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
Colo. court to decide on allowing juror questions; N.J. beach town repeals ban on skimpy swimwear
Prosecutor warns prom parents on teens, liquor (05/01/05)
The memories of a bonfire explosion, a knife fight and a deadly car accident are at the forefront of Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle's mind at this time of the year. Each of those Southeast Missouri tragedies might have been avoided had teenagers chosen not to drink alcoholic beverages...
Eleven Missouri farms received over $300,000 from feds in '04 (05/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- Eleven Missouri farms each received more than $300,000 each in federal farm subsidies last year, according U.S. Department of Agriculture documents. Dale Farming Co. of Ridgeway, Mo., in northwest Missouri, received $547,000 in payments, the most of any farm in the state, records show. The documents were obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act...
Lynndie England's family accepts her decision to plea guilty (05/01/05)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Relatives of Army Reserve Pfc. Lynndie England have accepted her decision to plead guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, a spokesman said Saturday. "They are secure in the knowledge that she knows what she's doing," said family attorney Roy Hardy. "They're not happy, but at the same time they've accepted it."...
Green slime (05/01/05)
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- Lake Okeechobee was in trouble before last year's hurricanes churned up a thick layer of pollution from the bottom, turning the water the color of day-old coffee. But the worst may be yet to come. "What you're going to find this summer is this lake is going to turn just as green and just as slimy as anything you've seen in a science fiction movie," Mayor J.P. ...
Study finds that extreme obesity carries ever-rising health risks (05/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- When the fat get even fatter, their risk of death jumps, too, especially if they have an apple-shaped waistline. So concludes a study of 90,000 women in the United States, the first to look closely at the alarming trend of extreme obesity, being at least 90 pounds overweight...
Treasury duck has hatched her chicks (05/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- Break out the cigars. The Treasury ducklings are hatching. The brown mallard duck, who was given various nicknames by Treasury employees from "Quacks Reform" to "T-Bill" and "Duck Cheney," and became Washington's newest tourist attraction, began hatching her ducklings Saturday afternoon...
Missing bride found in New Mexico, made up kidnap story (05/01/05)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It was supposed to be Jennifer Wilbanks' wedding day -- an elaborate affair in suburban Georgia with 600 invited guests, 14 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen. Instead, the bride-to-be was sobbing into a pay phone outside an Albuquerque 7-Eleven, alone and broke, as she concocted a story about kidnappers and a blue van. She later admitted that pre-wedding jitters led her to leave home without her keys and wallet, creating a mystery that left her family in anguish for days...
Girl Scouts file small-claim lawsuits (05/01/05)
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Girl Scout cookies aren't free. One scout group has filed small-claims lawsuits against people who failed to pay up. Christine Slowinski, communications director for the Girl Scouts' Great Blue Heron Council, said the legal action Thursday came only after several efforts to collect the money from sales of cookies in the annual fund-raising campaign over the past two years...
U.S. Army clears American soldiers in death of Italian agent (05/01/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. Army has cleared American soldiers in the death of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq and recommended no disciplinary action following an investigation, according to a report released Saturday. The investigation concluded the killing may well have been prevented by better coordination between the Italian government and U.S. forces in Iraq...
Two women fire at Cairo tour bus after bridge bomber wounds nine (05/01/05)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Two veiled women shot at a tour bus, and a man -- the brother of one shooter and the fiance of the second -- blew himself up as he leapt off a bridge during a police chase Saturday. All three attackers died and nine people, four of them foreigners, were wounded in an apparent revival of violence against Egypt's vital tourism industry...
Three civilians, four militants killed in airstrike in Afghanistan (05/01/05)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Warplanes attacked a rebel camp in a Taliban-haunted province of central Afghanistan, killing three civilians including a child as well as four suspected militants, the U.S. military said Saturday. In another sign of instability, protesters in the western city of Herat shouted anti-American slogans and demanded the return of an ousted regional strongman, a day after a woman and her daughter were shot dead in unrest...
Hammer, sickle and dollar sign (05/01/05)
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- Communist Vietnam marked the 30th anniversary of the war's end with a colorful parade of floats -- some emblazoned with American business logos -- down the same boulevard where North Vietnamese tanks rolled to victory against a U.S.-backed government...
Officials- Iran to resume enrichment (05/01/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Saturday it is likely to resume uranium enrichment-related activities within a week, a process it halted last year to build confidence in talks with European countries and avoid referral to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions...
Iraq militants launch new attacks (05/01/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents launched fresh attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 11 Iraqis and wounding more than 40 in a second day of violence aimed at shaking the country's newly formed government. At a meeting of Iraq's neighbors in Turkey, meanwhile, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the violence was "not solely the concern of the Iraqis but ours as well."...
Rice pleased by new OAS chief's views (05/01/05)
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Even though he wasn't the first U.S. choice, a Chilean politician who is slated to be the next chief of the Organization of American States is pleasing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice because of his strong pro-democracy stand...
Diplomats- U.S. warns allies N. Korea may test nukes (05/01/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- The United States is warning allies that North Korea may be ready to carry out an underground nuclear test as early as June, diplomats said Saturday. The diplomats told The Associated Press that the information had been apparently gathered in part from satellite imagery. They spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of discussing intelligence information...
Top-seeded Jackson blanks Kelly in quarterfinal contest (05/01/05)
Jackson capitalized on Kelly's missed opportunity in the second inning to come away with a 4-0 win in a quarterfinal game of the SEMO Conference baseball tournament Saturday at Kelly. The top-seeded Indians will face No. 4 Notre Dame in a semifinal game at 3 p.m. Monday at Capaha Park. Third-seeded Central will face No. 2 Sikeston in the other semifinal at 5 p.m...
Jackson girls top Poplar Bluff Invitational (05/01/05)
The Jackson girls track and field team outpointed Central 142-138 for the championship in the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Friday night. The Central boys finished fourth behind the Perryville Pirates (whose results were published in Saturday's edition)...
Notre Dame blanks Poplar Bluff in SEMO Conference quarterfinal (05/01/05)
Notre Dame's pitching bailed out an anemic offense Saturday in the quarterfinals of the SEMO Conference baseball tournament. Kirk Boeller and Jeremy Brinkmeyer combined for a three-hit shutout, and Notre Dame scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to edge visiting Poplar Bluff 1-0...
Unexpected drama (05/01/05)
Kevin Ballatore didn't expect to take a snap during Southeast Missouri State's final spring scrimmage Saturday night....
Disappointed with fans (05/01/05)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association sets forth citizenship guidelines for athletic participation in high school sports. All athletes are required to sign contracts stating they will uphold these guidelines...
FanSpeak 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
Left out; Recruiting advice; Bad behavior; Hall criteria; Ready for some baseball; Coverage critique; Correction
Washington posts win in a playoff game for first time in 17 years (05/01/05)
Gilbert Arenas had 32 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 117-99 on Saturday for the franchise's first playoff victory in 17 years. The win was the first since May 8, 1988, when Washington beat Detroit 106-103 in Game 4 of a first-round series. Of immediate concern for the Wizards is that they cut the Bulls' series lead to 2-1, with Game 4 in Washington on Monday night...
Braves come back to pin loss on Cards (05/01/05)
ATLANTA -- Raul Mondesi and Dan Kolb have struggled in their first season with the Atlanta Braves. Finally, they did something to help their new team. Mondesi homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning for a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, giving Kolb his first win with the Braves...
Fitzpatrick gets plenty of work in camp (05/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Fitzpatrick imagined himself as a Rams quarterback when he was a child putting his hero's poster on his wall. Now, he wears a real St. Louis Rams uniform and aspires to hold the position Jim Everett did. Growing up in Arizona, Fitzpatrick was a fan of the Rams, then located in Los Angeles...
DiMarco moves into position at Zurich Classic (05/01/05)
Chris DiMarco found himself in the same position he was in entering the final day of the Masters, sitting atop the leaderboard halfway through the suspended third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. DiMarco, who overcame a bad Sunday morning performance in the Masters to take Tiger Woods to a playoff, was 4 under through 10 holes in the third round and 12 under overall when play was suspended Saturday because of darkness...
Selig proposes harsher penalties for steroids (05/01/05)
NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig asked players to agree to a 50-game suspension for first-time steroid offenders and a lifetime ban for a third violation under what he called a "three strikes and you are out approach" to doping. In a letter sent this week to union head Donald Fehr, Selig proposed a 100-game ban for a second offense. ...
Post-spawn largemouth present challenge (05/01/05)
In Southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, May marks the end of the spawning season for largemouth bass. This month, you can still find bass in the spawn through the middle of the month on the lower, clearer, cooler end of the lake near the dam. In the upper, warmer, dirtier end, the bass will be in post-spawn transition...
Blame this messenger for the end of beer promotions (05/01/05)
I hope Southeast Missouri State baseball fans who love to drink a cold one or two while cheering on the Redhawks -- and especially appreciate when they don't have to pick up the tab -- won't be too upset by what I'm about to admit. I think I'm in some way responsible for Southeast officials deciding to cancel the last two scheduled "free beer" days at Capaha Park...
Victorian gingerbread (05/01/05)
Most homes require an address in order to identify them. But ask anyone about the gorgeous white Victorian-style house with the white picket fence on Highway 34 near Marble Hill, Mo., and anyone who has ever seen it will know exactly which house you're talking about. It's that memorable...
Get ready for summer with maintenance work (05/01/05)
Spring is a time to assess how well your maintenance work held up during the winter and what other maintenance work or repairs must be made. Here's our list of spring home maintenance tasks that will keep your home humming for another season. * Gutters and downspouts: Even if you cleaned them in the fall, a mulch can collect in the gutters that can hasten rust and deterioration and make gutters sluggish during spring showers. ...
Save money by trading in used books on tape (05/01/05)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The long and winding road can seem a little shorter when travelers have audiobooks to play in the car during a road trip. Because many fans seek fresh titles after they've finished their latest Patricia Cornwell mystery or David Sedaris recording, businesses have devised ways to swap or rent titles, from reselling them at bookstores in vacation destinations to new Internet rental services...
Skirting style (05/01/05)
NEW YORK -- The hemline could be up, it could be down. The most important thing this season is that your skirt is round. Full skirts, especially bohemian styles in crinkled fabrics, are among spring's top looks -- and they'll probably be even more popular as the weather warms up and women abandon socks, stockings and stiff shoes, such as loafers and pumps...
Men abandon sloppy styles in favor of elegance, quality (05/01/05)
NEW YORK -- Men are taking a long overdue look in the mirror, and many don't like what they see. How could they have thought that wrinkled pleated chinos and shapeless shirts ever counted as fashion -- or were even attractive? Clothes don't quite make the man, but some men -- especially 20- and 30-somethings -- are realizing they can help, especially in the confidence and self-esteem departments...
Alice Spillman (05/01/05)
Alice Rose Spillman, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Millersville, daughter of Luther Mason and Belvy Nell Niblack Proffer. She was a graduate of Jackson High School and worked in the business office of Southeast Missouri Telephone from 1945 to 1959. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Cape Girardeau Garden Club and the Cape Girardeau Genealogical Society...
James Levan (05/01/05)
GRAND TOWER, Ill. -- James "Jimmy" Randall Levan, 43, of Grand Tower died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. He was born July 7, 1961, in Murphysboro, Ill., son of William P. and Lillian Dietz Levan. He had been a farmer for most of his life and had worked as a manager of video stores. He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Wolf Lake, Ill...
Gerald Mayfield (05/01/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Gerald C. "Doc" Mayfield, 75, of Sedgewickville died Friday, April 29, 2005, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born July 13, 1929, at Mayfield, Mo., son of Homer H. and Marie Mayfield. He was retired as the head warehouseman for Atlas Plastic and a farmer. He was a member and deacon of the Little Whitewater Baptist church...
Joseph Garrett (05/01/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Joseph A. "Joe" Garrett, 67, of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Union County Hospital. Arrangement are pending at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Robert Clark (05/01/05)
Robert Henley Clark, 90, of Millersville passed away Friday April 29, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Eva, Tenn., son of Robert E. and Vernona W. Wright Clark. He and Delsie Wilson were married March 7, 1935, in Benton, Mo. She passed away Oct. 29, 2001...
Floyd Strattman (05/01/05)
STE GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Floyd H. Strattman, 81, of Ste. Genevieve died Friday, April 29, 2005 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Ste. Genevieve. Strattman was born March 1, 1924, in Decatur, Ill., son of Harry and Katie Warner Strattman. He was the owner/operator of Crown Sales and Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church...
Luke Slusher (05/01/05)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Luke Slusher, 22, of Ullin died Thursday, April 28, 2005, near Joppa, Ill., as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 14, 1982, son of Tony and Katie Slusher. He had worked as a deckhand on CGB Waterfront in Cairo, Ill., and was a graduate of Century High School...
Judith Sievers (05/01/05)
Judith Fae Sievers, 61, of Oak Ridge died at home Friday, April 29, 2005. She was born Dec. 6, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Archie Virgil and Tilda Mae Jenkins Hobeck. Sievers worked at the Jackson Hosiery Mill and retired from HWI in Cape Girardeau. She was also a sales representative for Stanley Home Products. She was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church...
Avis Fields (05/01/05)
Avis I. Simms Fields, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 7, 1912, in Vanduser, Mo., to Elvis and Ella Campbell Blanchard. She first married Cornelius Simms July 12, 1930, at Ancell. He passed away Nov. 20, 1957. She then married Verlie Fields Oct. 27, 1960, at Hammond, Ind. He passed away April 24, 1971...
Matthew Fouche (05/01/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Matthew Richard Fouche, 24, of Anna died Thursday, April 28, 2005, in Joppa, Ill., as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born Sept. 22, 1980, in Peoria, Ill., son of John Fouche and Sue Ellen Sargent. He was employed with the Waterfront Services Barge Company in Cairo, Ill...
Glastetter-James (05/01/05)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Emily Nicole Glastetter and Brian Alan James and Tiffany Jane Glastetter and Nathen Lee King were married in a double ceremony Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg. The Rev. Michael J. Glastetter, cousin of the brides, performed the ceremony. Organist was Cheryl Kern and vocalists were Mary Glastetter and Jimmie Simmons...
Essner-Bey (05/01/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Julie Essner and Jeremy Bey were united in marriage Jan. 8, 2005, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Donald and Clara Essner of Chaffee. The groom is the son of Kurt and Jody Bey of O'Fallon, Mo., and Jeff and Dawn Smith of Cape Girardeau...
Brunke-Smith (05/01/05)
Mandy Jo Brunke and Brett Eric Smith were married Sept. 11, 2004, at Deerfield Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Jim Matthews performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Tony and Phyllis Brunke and Charlie and Carolyn Smith, all of Jackson. Maid of honor was Jodie Brunke, sister of the bride, and matron of honor was Erica Armbruster, both of Jackson. ...
Wicker-Hornbuckle (05/01/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Sadie Nichole Hornbuckle announces the engagement of her parents, Priscilla Nichole Wicker and Christopher Paul Hornbuckle of Chaffee. Wicker is the daughter of Anna Wicker of Chaffee, and the late Fred Wicker. Hornbuckle is the son of Cheryl and Ronnie Pruett of Chaffee and Ted and Karen Hornbuckle of Advance, Mo...
Atkins-Lueder (05/01/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jack and Bernice Atkins of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Dawn Atkins, to Mark Steven Lueder, both of Whitewater. He is the son of Arthur Lueder Jr. of Cape Girardeau, and the late Marion Lueder. Atkins is a 1998 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is employed at Chaffee Head Start...
Campbell-Slaughter (05/01/05)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Bruce and Tina Huffman of Zalma and Keith Campbell of St. Peters, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Campbell, to Tab Slaughter. He is the son of Gary and Marla Slaughter of Wynne, Ark., and Bobby and Vicki Fowler of Hughes Springs, Texas. Campbell is formerly of Oran, Mo...
Rose-Davis (05/01/05)
Joseph and Ruth Rose of Collinsville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Jo Rose, to Jonathan Richard Davis, both of Crump. He is the son of Donald Davis of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Terry and Susan Green of Crump. Rose is a 1995 graduate of O'Fallon Township High School in O'Fallon, Ill. She is employed in patient registration at Southeast Missouri Hospital and is a sales associate at K's Merchandise in Cape Girardeau...
Bishop-Blankenship (05/01/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bishop of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Laura Bishop, to Clayton Lee Blankenship. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blankenship of Whitewater. Bishop is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a pharmacy assistant at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Pelikan- Morton (05/01/05)
Richard and Belinda Pelikan of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Elizabeth Pelikan, to Christopher James Morton. He is the son of Lynn and Robyn Morton of Jackson. Pelikan is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a special services teacher at Hillsboro Senior High School...
Steffens-Kutz (05/01/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald and Florence Steffens of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Steffens, to Ryan Matthew Kutz. He is the son of Ronald and Barbara Kutz of Perryville. Steffens is a 2002 graduate of Perryville High School. She expects to receive a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Concordia University in Seward, Neb., in May 2006...
Vandeven-Long (05/01/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Roger and Sheryl Vandeven of Leopold announce the engagement of their daughter, Gwendolyn Sue Vandeven, to Joseph Adam Long, both of Marble Hill. He is the son of Joyce Long of Marble Hill, and the late J.L. Long. Vandeven is a 2000 graduate of Leopold High School. She received a bachelor's degree in health science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004. She is a nuclear medicine technologist at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Burnettes observe 40 years (05/01/05)
Henry and Linda Burnette of Cape Girardeau are observing their 40th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married May 1, 1965, at First Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Fred Hartman. Burnette is the son of the late Henry and Mary Burnette. Mrs. Burnette is the daughter of Calvin and Pauline Melton of St. Louis...
Johns are married 65 years (05/01/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Johns of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary April 24, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. The reception was hosted by the family of Wayne and Margaret McDowell. Johns and Geneva McDaniel were married April 26, 1940...
Shawnee Jr. & Sr. High School (05/01/05)
Notre Dame High School (05/01/05)
R.O Hawkins Junior High (05/01/05)
Jackson Middle School (05/01/05)
Fire reports 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following Friday: * Motor vehicle accident on East Jackson Boulevard. * Emergency medical service on Brown Street. * Citizen assist on East Jefferson Street. Firefighters responded to the following Saturday: * Fuel spill on West Jackson Boulevard...
Police reports 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Christopher Michael Mcleod, 27, 6222 Highway 34, Burfordville, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
25 years ago: May 1, 1980 The Magill Hall addition at Southeast Missouri State University is a step closer to reality after approval by the Missouri Legislature only minutes before the midnight adjournment Wednesday night; the $3.9 million for Magill was the largest appropriation for any state university...
Making a dent (05/01/05)
With the arrival of May, the Scott City, Jackson and Cape Girardeau communities are just two months away from the deadline challenge issued by Cape Girardeau's mayor, Jay Knudtson, to be rid of litter. It was an ambitious challenge, but cleanup efforts so far this spring have had a remarkable impact. Can this area truly be litter-free by the day we celebrate our nation's freedom? The simple answer is yes -- if the level of effort demonstrated in recent weeks continues...
Oppose more money for stadiums (05/01/05)
To the editor: The media remind us daily of our state's critical money crisis affecting essential services. Yet the House Urban Issues Committee recently voted in favor of Senate Bill 269, a bill that would allocate an additional anticipated $30 million to professional stadiums in both Kansas City and St. Louis along with other special interests...
Americans favor end to filibuster (05/01/05)
To the editor: I just read that the Washington Post and ABC News released a new poll claiming that, by a 2-to-1 ratio, the public rejected "easing Senate rules in a way that would make it harder for Democratic senators to prevent final action on Bush's nominees." The headline read, "Filibuster Rule Change Opposed."...
Public works is well-organized (05/01/05)
To the editor: I attended a meeting at our public works building in Cape Girardeau dealing with cleanup and chaired by Mike Tripp. We can all be proud of Mike and the manner he is getting our area organized for this task. I was really impressed with the cleanliness and organization of the entire public works facility. It was spotlessly clean and extraordinarily well-organized...
Speak Out 5/1/05 (05/01/05)
No free beer; Prosecuting abusers; Bridge to be restored; The Plane Truth; Many won't forget; Dandelion blemish; Graffiti on Broadway; Paying the bills; Smokers, wise up; Rude, rude, rude.; Protected market; Tackle real culprits; Spitting justified; Students want pool; Three issues; Controls, not cuts; Need video cameras; Drink responsibly
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