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Two-headed snake given to nature center (09/23/05)
One boy's discovery will be used to educate the public on rare animals. A two-headed black rat snake was donated to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center on Thursday. Ten-year-old Cody Kneir discovered the snake in a tree stump while searching for eggs and snakeskins in his back yard in Delta. The snake scared him, he said, but only for a moment. The next day he showed the snake from class to class in his school. His mother, Marilyn Kneir, called the nature center on Thursday...
Infections led to boy's death, says examiner (09/23/05)
Ethan Patrick Williams died of massive bacterial poisoning from a severe infection of the bones and muscles in his right leg and hip, the doctor who performed his autopsy said Thursday. Williams, 4, died Aug. 25 at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. ...
SEMO enrollment exceeds 10,000 for first time (09/23/05)
A larger freshman class, more students enrolled in the four regional higher education centers and online courses contribute to the increase. Southeast Missouri State University's enrollment topped 10,000 this fall, the highest number of students in the 132-year history of the school...
Cape, Jackson boards discuss blanket zoning (09/23/05)
Jackson's success with blanket zoning may prompt Cape Girardeau's planning and zoning commission to consider rezoning whole neighborhood blocks at once rather than piecemeal. Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission chairman Skip Smallwood suggested the idea at a joint meeting with Jackson's zoning commission Thursday night...
New deal brings new post office location to Cape (09/23/05)
The office will be located at a gas station at 920 N. Kingshighway. Cape Girardeau will get a post office substation this fall. This post office will be in a full convenience store where customers can gas up and mail letters. Bi-State convenience store at 920 N. ...
Area prepares for higher gas prices (09/23/05)
Ask Cape Girardeau retiree Bob Ulrich how high is too high for gas prices and the answer is right in front of him. "Well, let's see," Ulrich said looking at the pump at Rhodes 101 on Sprigg Street. "It looks like about $2.59." Prices have already had a negative effect on Ulrich's fixed income -- an effect that's about to get worse...
Leaks force school kitchen renovation (09/23/05)
A $1,900 water bill from leaking pipes last month is causing the the Scott City School District to renovate its preparation kitchen. Over the summer a number of leaks were repaired, school superintendent Diann Bradshaw said. But every time one was repaired, another sprang up...
State to fly flags at half-staff to honor trooper (09/23/05)
All flags at state facilities will be flown at half-staff in honor of Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Kevin Floyd, Gov. Matt Blunt said. Floyd was killed Thursday when he was hit by a pickup truck during a traffic stop along U.S. 60 in Texas County. Flags will remain at half-staff until dusk on the evening of the funeral. Funeral arrangements have not been announced...
Firefighters train for sewer rescues (09/23/05)
Jackson firefighters crawled into a replica of a sewer system on Thursday as part of confined-space rescue training. The exercise was the culmination of three days of training for the Jackson Fire Department. Firefighters started with techniques for ropes and knots on Tuesday and with standards for confined-space rescues set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They rappelled from a tower on Wednesday. Then they rescued three mock victims from a mock sewer Thursday...
Area Red Cross volunteers return from Katrina duty (09/23/05)
L. David Fleming of Dexter, Mo., spent the last two weeks in Baton Rouge, La., living in a church gym with 300 people. Every day Fleming, one of four American Red Cross volunteers from Southeast Missouri to go down to the hurricane-affected areas, drove out to assess home damage from Hurricane Katrina...
Review panel OKs transfer of securities division (09/23/05)
The governor would also get more control over educational policy. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A panel recommending ways to revamp state government embraced proposals Thursday that would give the governor more control over education policy and securities regulation...
State digest 09/23/05 (09/23/05)
Two plead guilty to firearms charges Two men will be sentenced Dec. 19 after pleading guilty in federal court Wednesday to illegal possession of firearms. Terrance L. Anderson, 29, of Cape Girardeau faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, while Terrance Wilson, 26, of Caruthersville, Mo., faces a maximum of life in prison and a $25,000 fine, federal prosecutors said. ...
2006 Mazda5: Van carries up to six passengers in a smaller package (09/23/05)
Is the 2006 Mazda5 a compact, tall wagon or a diminutive minivan? It's actually something of an experiment, because it's the kind of small van that's popular overseas but not usually seen in U.S. showrooms. New for the 2006 model year, the Mazda5 is an affordable runabout with six seats -- two seats in each of three rows -- as well as sliding second-row doors, like those on a minivan, and four-cylinder power...
Rain returns to hard-hit New Orleans as Hurricane Rita targets Gulf Coast (09/23/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- In a grim opening salvo from Hurricane Rita, a steady rain began falling Thursday on New Orleans for the first time since Katrina laid waste to the city, and engineers rushed to shore up the broken levees for fear of another ruinous round of flooding...
Rita takes right turn; Gavelston, Houston could be spared the worst (09/23/05)
HOUSTON -- Hurricane Rita closed in on the Texas Gulf Coast and the heart of the U.S. oil-refining industry with howling 145 mph winds Thursday, but a sharper-than-expected turn to the right set it on a course that could spare Houston and nearby Galveston a direct hit...
Anti-war protesters to gather Saturday (09/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- Anti-war groups are using a $1 million ad campaign and a demonstration they say will attract 100,000 people to try to re-energize their movement and pressure the Bush administration to bring troops home from Iraq. Organizers of Saturday's protest, which will take marchers past the White House, say it will be the largest since the war began more than two years ago...
NASA space center emptied in preparation for hurricane (09/23/05)
NASA's legendary base for astronaut training and Mission Control was empty Thursday as Hurricane Rita aimed for the Texas Gulf Coast and posed a flooding risk to Johnson Space Center. The space center was locked down, with the power turned off, and monitoring duties for the international space station were turned over to Russian flight controllers outside Moscow. The same thing happened in 2002 when another approaching storm threatened the space center...
Iraq's constitution draws support from most influential Shiite cleric (09/23/05)
Senior aides were told to promote a "yes" vote during the Oct. 15 national referendum. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The country's most powerful Shiite cleric endorsed the draft constitution Thursday, rejecting opposition voiced by two popular leaders of Iraq's majority sect and underlining a rift also on display in anti-British violence in the southern city of Basra...
EU offers compromise on referring Iran for U.N. Security Council action (09/23/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- The European Union offered a slight compromise Thursday in its drive to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, telling Russia, China and other Iranian allies it was prepared only to delay the initiative and not give it up. Backed by the United States, the Europeans said that if referral opponents did not accept the offer, the EU would push for an immediate vote on Security Council action, diplomats at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency said...
Central ends three-game skid with 14-6 win over Normandy (09/23/05)
The Central football team entered Thursday's game at Houck Stadium needing a win to prevent its first 0-4 start since 1999, when the team lost its first six games before finishing 1-9. The Tigers committed 11 penalties, three turnovers and made more than their share of technical mistakes. But the most important statistic was on the scoreboard, which showed a 14-6 victory for Central over Normandy...
Walter throws no-hitter for Chaffee softball (09/23/05)
Courtney Walter threw a no-hitter Thursday as the Chaffee softball team moved above .500 with an 11-1, five-inning home victory over Shawnee, Ill. Walter struck out five and walked none in a five-inning complete game. Mindy Hendrix had a double, triple and single to go along with two RBIs for the Red Devils (6-5). Rachel Hendrix and Walter added two hits apiece...
Area volleyball teams join Dig for Life campaign (09/23/05)
The fight against breast cancer has some new soldiers, as area high school volleyball teams will join the Dig For Life campaign set up by the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team and Saint Francis Medical Center. Players from area schools Advance, Bell City, Chaffee, Jackson, Notre Dame, Oran and Woodland will all take part in the fundraiser. Pledges will be taken throughout the area with money being raised for every dig during October matches...
Redhawks soccer, volleyball to begin OVC play (09/23/05)
Both squads launch their conference schedules tonight. Ohio Valley Conference women's soccer hasn't been around all that long, but Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Illinois have built up quite a rivalry. "It seems like every game we've played with them has been a nail-biter," Southeast coach Heather Nelson said. "It's traditionally a physical and emotional game. It's one of the games the team gets up for the most."...
TG Missouri expands lead in Division I (09/23/05)
Southeast Missourian TG Missouri stretched its lead in Division I of the Corporate Games, an Olympic-style competition sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. TG Missouri won the softball competition at Wednesday night at Shawnee Park Sports Complex...
Knight's latest win is a perfect 10 (09/23/05)
Southeast Missourian In the 17 of years of the Coors Light/Trail of Tears Triathlon, more than half of the events have been won by Barry Knight. The Paducah, Ky., resident won the event for the 10th time last Saturday and came home first for the ninth time in 10 years. He did not compete in 2001...
International team leads U.S. at Presidents Cup (09/23/05)
Adam Scott watched his 25-foot eagle putt from the fringe curl into the left side of the cup for a 3-up lead against Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, a serious blow that set the tone for the International team Thursday in the opening match at the Presidents Cup...
Hurricane Rita forces rescheduling of games (09/23/05)
With Tulane's plight fresh in their minds, University of Houston officials told the football team to pack for a lengthy trip with Hurricane Rita bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast. The Cougars were ready to go but unsure early Thursday where they were headed and how they would be getting there...
Looking for a big 'roll'; Jackson has a signature move, now he needs TDs (09/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Las Vegas-born running back Steven Jackson rolled the dice in the end zone when he scored his first touchdown of the season. The St. Louis Rams' new feature back hopes to get many more chances to do that. Jackson, the team's first-round pick last year, enters Sunday's home opener against the Tennessee Titans with 153 yards on 37 carries, a 4.1-yard average...
Redbirds get good news despite 6-2 loss (09/23/05)
St. Louis clinched the home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. CINCINNATI -- An uncharacteristic loss didn't stop St. Louis from improving its chances in the playoffs. Edwin Encarnacion's bases-loaded double completed a five-run rally in the eighth inning that gave the Cincinnati Reds a 6-2 victory over the Cardinals on Thursday night...
Correction 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
n An incorrect score was published in a headline in Thursday's edition for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The Cardinals won 5-1. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Sports briefs 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
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It's happened: Now I'm part of history (09/23/05)
The story in Sunday's paper about organizing students in Springfield, Mo., to walk to school was amusing to me. Can it really be true that a whole generation -- maybe a couple of generations -- have forgotten when walking was the rule, not the exception?...
City of Roses Music Festival schedule (09/23/05)
The City of Roses Music Festival takes place this weekend in Cape Girardeau's downtown. Three stages plus an acoustic stage at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo will host acts, plus a variety of local venues. Stages will be set up at the Broadway, Independence Street and Themis Street intersections of Water Street, with admission gates at the Main Street intersections of Broadway, Independence and Themis. Admission is $3, and bars can charge covers if they wish...
An effort to resurrect a dead art form (09/23/05)
Most of the time the customers do the painting at Creative Ewe Pottery. The little shop on Independence Street sells pottery for its customers to paint themselves, then fires and glazes them. But for the last month or so, shop co-owner Toni Arnold and her niece Lacey Neal have been painting 160 tiles for the renovation of the Southeast Missourian building...
Artifacts 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
Mid Life Crisis to play Salvation Army Benefit...
Preserving their musical roots (09/23/05)
The 64-year-old leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band went straight from the plane to a Manhattan TV studio for a reunion with the world's ambassadors of New Orleans jazz. The musicians could play only one tune that night. Everyone agreed it should be "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?"...
At the theaters 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
'Corpse Bride'; 'Flightplan'; 'Roll Bounce'; Still in theaters; '40-Year-Old Virgin'; 'The Brothers Grimm'; 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'; 'Constant Gardener'; 'Cry Wolf'; 'Exorcism of Emily Rose'; 'Four Brothers'; 'Lord of War'; 'Sky High'; 'Transporter 2'; 'War of the Worlds'; 'The Wedding Crashers'
Rev. Kenneth Ledermann (09/23/05)
The Rev. Kenneth Ledermann, 88, of Whitewater died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born March 2, 1917, in West Union, Ill., son of George E. and Hattie Higginbothom Ledermann. He first married Mary Rayhill, who preceded him in death. He and Margie Leona Coomer were married June 20, 1947. She died March 12, 1981. He then married Lela Carter, who preceded him in death. He married Glenna Ratliff, who also preceded him in death...
Linda Schrum (09/23/05)
Linda Darlene Schrum, 60, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Illinois, daughter of Charles and Coleen Brady Jimerson. She and Ollie Schrum were married July 26, 1971. He died March 20, 2004...
Genevia Hayes (09/23/05)
Genevia Mae Hayes, daughter of Alphonso Lacey and Carrie Brown Lacey, was born March 25, 1917, in Jackson. She was one in a family of nine children, five boys and four girls. All have preceded her in death. Genevia shared her life with us until Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, when the Lord took her to her heavenly home...
Erna Graden (09/23/05)
Erna Emma Graden, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born May 13, 1912, in Egypt Mills, daughter of Herman and Josephine Fornkohl Zierath. She and Robert Graden were married April 12, 1946, in Benton, Mo. He died April 2, 1978...
Melvin Schremp (09/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin J. Schremp, 76, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Perry County, Mo., son of Clarence R. and Adel E. Zahner Schremp. He and Dorotha Z. Brown were married Feb. 19, 1949. Schremp retired as an assembler at Chrysler. He was a member of Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer, and Perryville Elks Lodge 2701...
Colleen Sunday (09/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Colleen E. Sunday, 90, of Perryville, formerly of Tahlequah, Okla., died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born April 28, 1915, at Marston, Mo., daughter of Gus Span and Mary Anna Abbott Butler. She and Samuel V. Brock were married Aug. 26, 1939. He died March 12, 1989. She and Charlie Sunday were married April 4, 1991. He died Nov. 20, 1995...
Births 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
Hinkebein; Barlow; Senciboy; Broshuis; Conrad; Brown; Rangel; Johnson; Keith
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * At 4:52 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of William Street. * At 5:28 p.m., pilot light problems in the 2400 block of Melrose Avenue. * At 5:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 23, 1980 A Cape Girardeau youth is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the death of Randall G. Todd, 18, who has been identified as the youth who was struck and run over by a vehicle and his body dragged into a ditch along old Highway 61 south of Cape Girardeau Saturday...
Political divide: Roberts battle highlights gulf between parties (09/23/05)
With the John Roberts confirmation hearings over, there is every reason to believe that he will be a worthy successor to the late Supreme Court chief justice William Rehnquist. Roberts performed ably, embracing a modest judicial role, striking a sound balance between respect for stare decisis and the need to "revisit" flawed precedents, and rejecting the use of constitutionally irrelevant foreign law. Roberts also properly refused to indicate how he would rule in future Supreme Court cases...
Support our troops by bringing them home safely (09/23/05)
Last week in Cape Girardeau I argued that supporting our troops does not require us to support the Iraq war or the current administration. Rather, I argued, what the troops are suffering is a war without purpose and a commander in chief who provides them neither the training nor the equipment they deserve...
Getting ready (09/23/05)
Preparing for an emergency -- those that come with warnings (hurricanes and floods) and those that don't (earthquakes and fires) -- is something we all think is a pretty good idea. But how many of us have workable plans? How long has it been since we updated those plans? How are our emergency supplies? Where are they?...
Demand return of troops now (09/23/05)
To the editor: Those 130 who honored our troops by attending the Sept. 15 rally to hear Sue Niederer, mother of a soldier slain in Iraq, were challenged to accept high levels of responsibility for our troops and our democracy. We hold ultimate responsibility for ensuring troops are never put unnecessarily in harm's way. When this happens, it's our duty to face the truth rather than enabling denial, doing everything we can to expedite their safe return and holding accountable those responsible...
Crowd loved Tracy Byrd concert (09/23/05)
To the editor: Obviously, Matt Sanders attended a completely different concert Sept. 16 at the SEMO District Fair than the other 1,900 of us did. We loved it. I have yet to find one person who agreed with Sanders' negative review of the Tracy Byrd concert...
Carrier leaves satisfied customers (09/23/05)
To the editor: My husband and I received word this week that Jimmy Stone is giving up his newspaper route after more than 20 years. We have been privileged to be on Mr. Stone's route for several of those years. Mr. Stone stated in a note to all of his customers, "You have been more than customers. ...
Speak Out 9/23/05 (09/23/05)
Anarchy, lawlessness; Mannerless teens; Band congratulations; Enjoyed the concert; Ready for disaster?; Giving advice; Differing opinions
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