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Funds from Agriculture Department, state help support winery (05/02/05)
VIENNA, Ill. -- The Shawnee Winery Cooperative is an experiment in growing grapes and in economic development for Southern Illinois. The cooperative's goal is to help small grape growers find a market for their produce. And it helps area farmers stay afloat financially with support from the state and U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Better in bunches (05/02/05)
VIENNA, Ill. -- Bill Fairless says his wife, Kitty, jokes that their Little Cache Vineyard really should be called "Little Cash," but the truth is that the vineyards might be helping to save their family farm. Fairless grows about three acres of grapes that he sells to the Shawnee Winery, a cooperative of 11 grape growers in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. ...
More teens abusing prescription drugs (05/02/05)
Teenagers are turning away from more conventional drugs like cocaine and marijuana and looking to the medicine cabinet, a recent study has found. The study, titled "Generation Rx" and conducted by The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, a not-for-profit group, shows that about one in five teens tried prescription painkillers in 2004. That rate of use is higher than that for Ecstasy, cocaine or LSD...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (05/02/05)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearings * A public hearing regarding the filing of an application for funding from the Missouri Transportation Department to assist in funding and operating the city's taxi coupon public transit program...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (05/02/05)
7 p.m. today city council chambers Action items * A motion to set a public hearing for May 16 to discuss the city's submission of an application for a Community Development Block Grant. * An ordinance authorizing a contractual agreement with the Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET board...
New vote ordered in police chief, alderman races (05/02/05)
DailyAmerican Republic PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Voters in the city of Piedmont will get another opportunity to decide the hotly contested races for police chief and Ward 1 alderman. Wayne County Circuit Judge William Seay set aside the April 5 election results after hearing testimony Tuesday and ordered a new election for the two positions on May 24...
Cape Girardeau mall drops part of name (05/02/05)
Christina Kelley wasn't surprised to learn that Westfield Shoppingtown West Park was dropping "Shoppingtown" from its name -- she never knew the word was part of it. "I just say 'the mall,'" said the 22-year-old Southeast Missouri State University student from Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
Baccalaureate ceremony puts students closer to graduation (05/02/05)
In an annual rite of spring, members of the 2005 graduating class of Central High School gathered Sunday at La Croix United Methodist Church for the baccalaureate ceremony. Central's principal, Dr. Michael Cowan, gave the welcome after the Cape Central Orchestra ushered the graduates in with "Pomp and Circumstance." The following prayers focused on ending the war on terror and guiding graduates to make a lasting contribution to the world. ...
Judges, attorneys deal with jurors who fall asleep on the job (05/02/05)
OLATHE, Kan. -- A Johnson County juror who was dismissed recently after falling asleep during testimony in a murder trial isn't alone: Two others were booted last week for doing the same thing. Experts say everything from boring testimony to a need for a post-lunch nap can make jurors sleepy, a problem that has cropped up in courtrooms across the nation over the years...
Fire departments deploy special masks for furry victims (05/02/05)
WAUCONDA, Ill. -- When a firefighter carries a pet from a burning home, the rescued animal often isn't out of the woods. Many times the jubilant moment turns to anguish when the dog or cat later dies from smoke inhalation. One problem: Long, mangy snouts make it difficult to fit oxygen masks made for people over dogs' noses...
Prosecutor considers charges against bride-to-be who lied about abduction (05/02/05)
DULUTH, Ga. -- On what was to be her wedding day, Jennifer Wilbanks wore not a white veil but an orange towel over her head to prevent the media from taking her picture. Instead of being led down the aisle by her father, she was led by police to an airplane that flew the runaway bride home...
Restrictions urged on drugs containing pseudoephedrine (05/02/05)
WASHINGTON -- An association representing more than 36,000 pharmacies is issuing guidelines for possible federal legislation to restrict sales of cold medications containing a substance often used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine -- or "speed."...
Millions of workers stage May Day rallies worldwide (05/02/05)
HAVANA -- Cuban President Fidel Castro, leader of one of the world's last communist regimes, commemorated May Day on Sunday by demanding the United States expel a Cuban-born militant accused of blowing up a civilian jetliner. Elsewhere in the world, millions of workers staged largely peaceful rallies to press for better conditions or protest government policies...
South Korea downplays test of missile by communist foes (05/02/05)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea played down the significance of a North Korean missile test the day before, saying it involved a short-range missile without nuclear capabilities and warning against linking the issue to a dispute over the North's atomic ambitions...
Iraqi militants unleash third day of deadly attacks (05/02/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents launched a third straight day of attacks in Iraq on Sunday, including ambushes, car bombs and a drive-by shooting, killing nine Iraqis and wounding more than 20, police said. That raised the death toll from the latest wave of insurgent attacks that began on Friday to at least 79, including six U.S. ...
Iran, N. Korea top issues in nuke meeting (05/02/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- In a world of growing nuclear fears and mistrust, U.S. negotiators come to New York today to urge a global nonproliferation conference to take action on Iran and North Korea. But the Americans and other nuclear powers will face demands themselves. Non-nuclear states last week complained the big powers were moving too slowly toward nuclear disarmament, described as "not an option, but a legal obligation" under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty...
New pope takes up familiar spot in Vatican window (05/02/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI, embracing a cherished habit of his predecessor, appeared at his apartment's window on St. Peter's Square Sunday for the first time in his papacy to bless tens of thousands of faithful and curious. Looking vigorous and confident, Benedict cut a figure sharply contrasting with John Paul's last time at the studio window on March 30, when the ailing pontiff appeared in silent suffering three days before his death...
St. Vincent boys look for another district title (05/02/05)
St. Vincent is looking to make it 3-for-3 in district titles in boys sports this year when the district golf tournament begins Wednesday at Piney Valley Golf Course in Fort Leonard Wood. The Indians finished second in the Class 2 District 1 tournament last year, but St. Vincent moved down to Class 1 this season. The Indians have not lost a dual meet all year and return four of their top five golfers from last year's squad that finished 16th in the team standings at the state tournament...
Redhawks suffer weekend sweep (05/02/05)
Southeast lost both ends of a doubleheader on Sunday to Eastern Kentucky and dropped all three games over the weekend RICHMOND, Ky. -- There wasn't much separating Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Kentucky over the weekend -- except that the Colonels swept the three-game series...
MAYB tournament concludes with crowning of champions (05/02/05)
Mid America Youth Basketball and Southeast Youth Sports Club teamed up for another weekend of basketball in the area on Saturday and Sunday. The event, which featured 73 boys and girls basketball teams from fourth to 12th grade, was played at Saxony Lutheran High School, Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University's Student Recreation Center...
Gordon wins again at Talladega (05/02/05)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Jeff Gordon proved again he is NASCAR's new king of restrictor-plate racing. Gordon fought off challenger after challenger Sunday and had to go to overtime to win the Aaron's 499 Nextel Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. It was Gordon's fourth victory in the last five races at Talladega and Daytona, the only tracks at which NASCAR requires the horsepower-sapping plates to slow the cars...
Bellamy Road gives Steinbrenner his best shot at winning Derby (05/02/05)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- There's nothing Yankees boss George Steinbrenner loves more than winning the World Series. Then again, he hasn't won the Kentucky Derby -- yet. That could change with the Boss' Bellamy Road, the record-setting Wood Memorial winner expected to be the early favorite for Saturday's $2 million Derby...
'Pizza man' delivers his first PGA Tour win in sudden death (05/02/05)
Draped in purple and gold Mardi Gras beads and clutching his silver trophy, Tim Petrovic was still in shock. Twelve years after he went broke, gave up golf and went to work making and delivering pizzas, he had his first PGA Tour victory. Petrovic completed the long journey by holing a 4-foot par putt to beat rookie James Driscoll on the first hole of a playoff in the Zurich Classic at Avondale, La...
Braves frustrate Cards, escape with 2-1 victory (05/02/05)
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz wasn't going to give in to the Cardinals. If he had to keep pitching out of trouble, so be it. Smoltz scattered nine hits and four walks -- both season highs -- for his second straight win, outdueling Jeff Suppan to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Cardinals 2-1 on Sunday...
Heat complete sweep of Nets; xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (05/02/05)
Dwyane Wade more than filled the void of Shaquille O'Neal's scoreless first half by scoring a postseason career-high 34 points and setting up the big guy for most of his 17 second-half points as the Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the New Jersey Nets with a 110-97 road win Sunday...
Sports briefs 5/2/05 (05/02/05)
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Florissant man buys Broadway houses (05/02/05)
No doubt you've seen them. And if you have, you've seen the for-sale signs. I'm talking about a row of houses on Broadway in Cape Girardeau, the ones that sit across the street from McDonald's. There are actually six houses for sale there, and people have been asking me about them for weeks. So when "sale pending" and "sold" popped up on two of them, I made a few calls...
Managing the mall (05/02/05)
After six months on the job, Paul Dobbins said he's learned that running a mall is like being a contestant on "Jeopardy." n "You have to know a little bit about a lot," said Dobbins, who became general manager of Westfield 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 memo 05/02/05 (05/02/05)
Buchheit holds contractor home show ; Jackson firm wins award from Hewlett-Packard
People on the move 05/02/05 (05/02/05)
Accountant joins Buchheit as controller; Area doctor speaks at neurosurgical program; Reagan president of local nurses association; Two from Cape attend radiator seminar; Director of education center wins award
Browser innovates but fails at basics (05/02/05)
NEW YORK -- Opera's new Web browser responds to commands you speak into a microphone. It rearranges pages to fit narrower windows. It adds a security bar to help reduce the risk of fraud. All impressive features. But when it comes to the basics, too many Web sites simply don't work well with Opera when compared with rival browsers from Microsoft Corp. and the Mozilla Foundation...
Mad cow cost beef industry billions in '04 (05/02/05)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The discovery of mad cow disease in the United States cost the beef industry between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion in losses last year, according to an economic impact study. The report, commissioned by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, also concluded that voluntary testing for the disease would have provided an economic gain to the beef industry despite the added testing costs...
Billy Coleson (05/02/05)
CUSSETA, Ga. -- Billy Joe Coleson, 66, of Cusseta died April 30, 2005, at the Columbus Hospice House. He was born May 13, 1938, in Mounds, Ill., son of Lloyd E. Coleson and Ruby Bell Harp Coleson Rogers. He and Shirley Anglin were married July 20, 1956. She died May 20, 1989. He and Mary Frances Moore were married May 5, 1996...
Patricia Bible (05/02/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Patricia Gertrude Bible, 68, of Anna died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of John and Clara Hartley McKeown. She and Louis Bible were married in 1954 in Chicago. He died in 1992...
Ruby Clayton (05/02/05)
Ruby J. Clayton, 82, of Jackson died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at her home. She was born April 19, 1923, in Wappapello, Mo., daughter of Chester and Elsie Stout Horn. She and Hubert Clayton were married Dec. 22, 1939, in Perryville, Mo. Clayton was a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church near Sedgewickville, Mo...
Bessie Welch (05/02/05)
Caruthersville, MO. -- BESSIE R. WELCH, 75, OF CARUTHERSVILLE DIED TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2005, AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL. SHE WAS BORN JULY 22, 1929, IN CARUTHERSVILLE, DAUGHTER OF JAMES AND MYRTLE DOSTER SIDES. WELCH WAS EMPLOYED BY THE BROWN SHOE CO. AND AS A COOK. SHE WAS A BOY SCOUT LEADER AND A MEMBER OF THE TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, TEACHING SUNDAY SCHOOL...
Makenna Stone (05/02/05)
Makenna Maria Stone of Jackson died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born April 28, 2005, daughter of Michael Tony and Heidi Stause Stone. Survivors include her parents of Jackson; maternal grandparents, Norman and Martha Stause of Dexter, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Garry and Paulette Stone of Jackson; paternal great-stepgrandfather, Frank Niswonger, of Jackson; and two sisters, Michala and Mackenzie Stone of Jackson...
Lorna Fritsche (05/02/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lorna L. Fritsche, 80, of Perryville died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Seventy Six, Mo., daughter of Edwin and Lora Koenig Fritsche. Fritsche was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville...
Euline VanDoren (05/02/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Euline C. VanDoren, 92, of Perryville died Thursday, April 28, 2005, in Lake City, Fla. She was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Perryville, daughter of August and Amelia Buerck Zoellner. She and Charles VanDoren were married in February 1932 at Perryville. He died Jan. 11, 2001...
Police Report 05/02/2005 (05/02/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * James Lowell Fox, 26, of 8 N. Henderson Ave., was issued a summons on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia...
Fire Report 5/02/2005 (05/02/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: * At 8:20 p.m., carbon monoxide alarm at 2328 Lombardo Drive. Firefighters responded to the following items on Sunday: * At 2:25 a.m., emergency medical service at the 700 block of William Street...
Out of the past 5/2/05 (05/02/05)
25 years ago: May 2, 1980 As a federal mediator tries to get negotiations started again, members of Operating Engineers Local 513 begin the second day of a strike that has shut down most construction work over the entire eastern half of Missouri, including a number of projects in Cape Girardeau; in a prepared statement, Local 513 president Jack Martorelli says the union was forced to take strike action because of a dispute over classification of mechanics in a proposed contract...
Fact or Fiction? (05/02/05)
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 ArtsCape will be held in Capaha Park and not downtown Cape Girardeau because someone forgot to reserve the appropriate spaces for it?...
Accrediting child care (05/02/05)
Today's child-care centers aren't just providing baby-sitting services for working parents. Some centers develop lessons around a curriculum suited to preschool children, plan activities that will stimulate their minds and senses and spend time teaching youngsters valuable skills...
Oil price up, but so are profits (05/02/05)
To the editor: Everybody knows that oil has gone up to over $50 a barrel. Back when oil was $10 a barrel, Exxon made $2 billion profit, but this quarter Exxon made $20 billion in profit. Back when oil was $10 a barrel, gasoline was 25 cents a gallon. Now it's over $2 a gallon. That's 10 times the amount of profit, and the price of gas has gone up almost 10 times...
Possible alternative for drugs (05/02/05)
To the editor: Gov. Matt Blunt recently cut Medicaid eligibility for many Missourians. Many deserving people will lose this life-saving coverage, but there may still be help for citizens -- not from government, but from the Partnership for Prescription Assistance...
Democrats want to help everyone (05/02/05)
To the editor: Republicans say Democrats have no morals because of their stance on abortion and gay rights, among other things. I ask you: Is it moral to take away Medicaid so that the poor and the disabled have no health care and to make the rich richer? Republicans claim to be Christians, yet that is morally wrong even according to the Bible. ...
Monument act affects flag displays (05/02/05)
To the editor: Missouri House Bill 491 has recently cleared committee and will soon be voted upon. The bill is for the creation of the Military and Monument Protection Act. This would put the fate of our state's monuments in the hands of a board appointed by the governor...
Speak Out 5/2/05 (05/02/05)
Will POWs forgive her?; Frivolous spending; Reform by the people; Smoking, alcohol, sex; Stay on the ground; Room for graduation; Special retirement; We worked hard; New trail for bikers; 2 percent solution; Thanks, recycling crew; History on display; Pools waste water; Leave cameras alone; Time for recall
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