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CBS exec tells local club how network saved itself (09/28/05)
Ten years ago, CBS was a mess. It had alienated its core audience in an attempt to attract younger viewers. It lost NFL broadcasts, which took much of the network's valued male demographic with it. Meanwhile, NBC was on its way to becoming a powerhouse with its Thursday night "Must See TV" lineup of "Friends," "Seinfeld," and "ER."...
Cape landlord's trial for assault moves to Perry Co.; tenant evicted (09/28/05)
A landlord charged with assault for attempting to use the furnace to drive a complaining tenant out of a Cape Girardeau apartment will be tried in Perry County, a judge ruled Tuesday. Fred Barnard, 62, of 243 County Road 438, won a change of venue from associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen during a hearing in Jackson. A jury trial was set for Jan. 6, assistant Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Julie Hunter said...
A century of community progress and pride (09/28/05)
It is humbling to study the early years of the Southeast Missourian and the Naeter family, who not only persevered in their dream to build a great newspaper, but prevailed thanks to hard work, visionary leadership and enlightened skills. They, like my father Gary W. Rust, who later picked up the mantle of newspaper excellence in this area, are a uniquely American story...
Museums, exhibits mark the Missourian's centennial (09/28/05)
Old Town Cape will come alive Saturday with several special events commemorating 100 years of one of its most famous residents, the Southeast Missourian newspaper. Besides a full schedule of music, street theater, magic, carnival-like newspaper contests, press tours, food, antique cars and children's games presented by the newspaper, downtown organizations will be bringing their own presents to the party, starting with a historic photo exhibit at Security Bank & Trust next door to the newspaper...
Bringing back Sousa's sound (09/28/05)
Long before Jerry Ford became one of the most famous musicians in Cape Girardeau, he watched the musicians he admired play at the Southeast Missourian's 50th anniversary. Ford remembers men like Bill and Freck Shivelbine, Bill Ewing and Tony Carasello playing with a circus band for that celebration...
From newsboys to newspaper carriers (09/28/05)
Newsboys were once an integral part of the newspaper industry. In major cities, they sold -- or hawked -- newspapers from a busy street corner, a newspaper stand or a cart. The newsboy occupation existed from the late 1800s, through the early 20th century and even into the 1940s. The job of hawking newspapers to passers-by was not an easy one, and many poor, homeless children competed for the meager money that could be gained from the position...
Newspaper to celebrate centennial with Oct. 1 bash (09/28/05)
After a full year of celebrating, the Southeast Missourian's final centennial event will offer a taste of a bygone era that existed when the newspaper was launched 101 years ago. The festivities are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 -- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- at the newspaper's 301 Broadway location and in the nearby gazebo area of the Common Pleas Courthouse. Tours of the printing press will also be available at the 500 William St. facility...
Bonne Terre author brings Mark Twain to life (09/28/05)
An older man with bushy white hair, eyebrows and a mustache dons a white suit with an old-fashioned black tie, children might mistake him for Colonel Sanders. Most of the time the older people know him with certainty as Mark Twain. In the spirit of the Missouri author, Jack Beahan of Bonne Terre, Mo., will act as a goodwill ambassador providing the history of the Naeter Brothers, the Daily Republican, the Southeast Missourian and Cape Girardeau at the Southeast Missourian Centennial Celebration on Oct. ...
A tale of two centennials (09/28/05)
A century ago, a small bank in a town that no longer exists was given a 50-year charter. A few months later in neighboring Cape Girardeau, two brothers from St. Louis with printing experience bought an ailing daily newspaper. A century later, both celebrate their centennials with a Parade magazine exhibit...
Champ crier will identify Cape's town crier (09/28/05)
Redmond O'Colonies, the current American Champion Crier, is coming to Cape Girardeau to help celebrate the town's 200th birthday. O'Colonies will oversee a competition to identify the city's town crier. The event will take place Sept. 30 at the Red House Interpretive Center, 128 S. Main St...
Continuing father's legacy, building company's future (09/28/05)
Pete Wetmore of News Inc. magazine interviewed Rust Communications co-president and publisher Jon K. Rust for a story about the future of the Cape Girardeau-based company. Following are excerpts from that interview. Rust Communications, owner of the Southeast Missourian, was founded by Gary W. ...
Missourian building getting makeover for big anniversary (09/28/05)
Construction crews working outside have restored the Southeast Missourian newspaper building's Spanish-style beginnings. Inside, crews have knocked out walls, installed new wiring and replaced the heating and cooling systems -- all with the goal of transforming...
100 years of Southeast Missourian journalism (09/28/05)
A brief history of the Southeast Missourian and Cape Girardeau newspapers: Sept. 22, 1904 George and Fred Naeter, brothers, took an excursion on the Mississippi River to Cape Girardeau, where they discovered The Daily Republican was for sale. Oct. 3, 1904...
Area sports digest 9/28/05 (09/28/05)
Pickering named OVC defensive player of week Southeast Missouri State's Lindsay Pickering has been named the Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the week for women's soccer for the second time this season. Pickering, a junior goalkeeper in her first year with the program, picked up two shutouts as the Redhawks played to a 0-0 tie with Eastern Illinois and beat Memphis 1-0 in double-overtime. She made nine saves in 220 minutes of action...
The national switch to digital format will happen someday, but when? (09/28/05)
Television, as the world has known it for more than half a century, could soon go dark. If that happens, those who still rely on roof-top antennas or rabbit ears won't be able to access their weekly fix of "Survivor," "CSI" or Donald Trump's obnoxious declaration of "You're fired."...
Higher Ed's top official to review college tiff (09/28/05)
Commissioner says that Three Rivers and Southeast can better serve students without duplication of services and additional expense. Missouri's commissioner of higher education will review the establishment of all nine Bootheel education centers as he seeks to address the lingering dispute between Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College...
Region digest 09/28/05 (09/28/05)
Cape teen faces charges in three cases A Cape Girardeau teen who left Missouri after being charged with selling crack has several court dates in coming weeks. Lorenzo Tate, 17, will appear before Circuit Judge William Syler today for a probation violation hearing. ...
Conditions right for brilliant color on leaves here (09/28/05)
Warm days, cool nights and recent rain should add brilliant color to the region in the next two weeks. Recent rainfall and cooler nighttime temperatures should help nature's production of brilliant red, orange and yellow fall colors over the next couple of weeks...
More charges filed for stolen checks (09/28/05)
Video surveillance has led to charges filed against two more Illinois residents suspected of forging checks in August. Thomas M. Glaab Jr., 24, of Anna, Ill., and Elizabeth Hayden, 30, of Jonesboro, Ill., were charged on Tuesday with one felony count of forgery by the the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney. Glaab is scheduled for initial arraignment on Oct. 7 and Hayden on Oct. 24. Both face up to seven years in prison for the forgery charges...
St. Vincent de Paul helps students on Gulf Coast (09/28/05)
A Catholic education association hopes to raise a dollar from each of the students in its member schools. Six-year-old Krista Martin said it was easy to keep her dollar in her fist while waiting patiently to drop it in the donation basket. Giving her dollar was her favorite part of the special service, she said...
Missourian wins several awards in contest (09/28/05)
The Southeast Missourian won a number of awards in the 2005 Missouri Press Association Foundation's Better Newspaper Contest, including a first place for general excellence. Managing editor Sam Blackwell won first place overall for best serious columnist...
Prosecution lining up witnesses in death of Perry County boy (09/28/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- At least a half-dozen witnesses will testify when Emily and Michael Altom go before a judge on charges they medically neglected their son, Perry County prosecutor Tom Hoeh said Tuesday. Four-year-old Ethan Patrick Williams died Aug. 25 of complications related to a severe bacterial infection. Emily Altom, the boy's mother, and Michael Altom, the boy's stepfather, are charged with voluntary manslaughter in his death...
Club news 9/28/05 (09/28/05)
Presbyterian Women; Oak Ridge 4-H; Alpha Mu Master
Breakaway unions meet in St. Louis to form new federation (09/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Leaders from unions that broke away from the AFL-CIO pledged Tuesday to organize Wal-Mart workers and reach out to those who lost their jobs due to Hurricane Katrina. The Change to Win Coalition met for its founding convention in St. Louis. ...
Fed's Greenspan cautions investors about the risk of rising interest rates (09/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan issued a fresh warning on Tuesday that investors shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security by the economy's long stretch of low interest rates. "History cautions that extended periods of low concern about credit risk have invariably been followed by reversal, with an attendant fall in the prices of risky assets," Greenspan said in a speech delivered via satellite to a meeting of the National Association for Business Economics in Chicago.. ...
Prosecutor says Hinckley still thinks women are making romantic overtures to him (09/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- A prosecutor argued Tuesday that John Hinckley still thinks women are making romantic overtures to him when they are not, the kind of misperception that led him to shoot President Reagan 24 years ago. In federal court, Hinckley's lawyer said the presidential assailant's interactions with women pose no danger to anyone and that Hinckley should be granted extended visits to his parents' home in Virginia...
Sheehan arrested in protest outside White House (09/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Cindy Sheehan was arrested along with hundreds of other protestors after failing to heed police admonitions to keep their demonstration against the war in Iraq moving along outside the White House. Sheehan, the California mother who set up camp outside President Bush's ranch in Texas during the summer, rallied with others Monday in a park across the street from the White House and then marched to the gate of the executive mansion...
Former FEMA director blames others for hurricane failures (09/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Former FEMA director Michael Brown blamed others for most government failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, especially Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. He aggressively defended his own role...
Wendy's finger tipsters each get slice of $100,000 reward (09/28/05)
Asphalt plant owner claims the money he feels he is due. SAN FRANCISCO -- A businessman will split a $100,000 reward from Wendy's International Inc. with an anonymous tipster for helping solve the infamous "chili finger" case, the company said Tuesday...
Cashier faces prison for copying films (09/28/05)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A 19-year-old movie theater cashier from St. Charles, Mo., faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to bootlegging movies and posting them to the Web, prosecutors said. Curtis Salisbury, who worked in a St. Louis multiplex theater, admitted that he recorded and uploaded two movies onto a Web site created by FBI agents in Northern California as part of "Operation Copycat," a sting to fight movie piracy...
Police chief resigns after four turbulent weeks (09/28/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Police superintendent Eddie Compass resigned Tuesday after four turbulent weeks in which the police force was wracked by desertions and disorganization in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. As the city slipped into anarchy during the first few days after Katrina, the 1,700-member police department itself suffered a crisis. Many officers deserted their posts, and some were accused of joining in the looting that broke out. Two officers committed suicide...
Officials cast doubt on rape, murder reports (09/28/05)
National Guard leader says reports of violence were overblown. NEW ORLEANS -- On Sept. 1, with desperate Hurricane Katrina evacuees crammed into the convention center, police superintendent Eddie Compass reported: "We have individuals who are getting raped; we have individuals who are getting beaten."...
Mold threatens health in hurricane-damaged areas (09/28/05)
NEW ORLEANS -- Wearing goggles, gloves, galoshes and a mask, Veronica Randazzo lasted only 10 minutes inside her home in St. Bernard Parish. Her eyes burned, her mouth filled with a salty taste and she felt nauseous. Her 26-year-old daughter, Alicia, also covered in gear, came out coughing...
Pa. school district, families go to trial over ID theory (09/28/05)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A rural school board showed a clear bias against teaching evolution before it pushed through a plan to introduce "intelligent design" to students, a former board member testified Tuesday in a trial over whether the concept has a place in public schools...
Talent proposes line-item veto for president (09/28/05)
The constitutional amendment would give the president veto power over specific spending items. WASHINGTON -- The last time Congress approved a line-item veto, it didn't take long for the Supreme Court to rule it unconstitutional. Now, Sen. Jim Talent wants to write that power into the Constitution. The Missouri Republican on Tuesday proposed a constitutional amendment to give the president veto authority over particular spending items without having to veto an entire bill...
Suspects caught in anti-terror sweep were plotting Paris attacks (09/28/05)
PARIS -- Authorities fear that a suspected Islamic terror cell broken up in France was plotting attacks on the Paris subway, an airport and an intelligence agency's headquarters, newspapers said Tuesday. Police arrested nine people Monday, including an Islamic militant previously convicted on terrorism charges and freed from prison two years ago, officials said...
Despite Palestinian truce pledge, Israel presses forward with offensive (09/28/05)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli aircraft unleashed a barrage of missiles early today and fired artillery into the Gaza Strip for the first time, pushing forward with an offensive despite a pledge by Islamic militants to halt their recent rocket attacks against Israel...
Polio outbreak exposes weaknesses in Indonesia's health-care system (09/28/05)
Radical decentralization in 2001 has added to the country's health-care woes. JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A polio outbreak that spread rapidly through Indonesia after a decadelong absence, crippling hundreds of children, has exposed weaknesses in the sprawling archipelago's long-neglected health-care system...
Thousands attend funeral of fugitive (09/28/05)
NAGUABO, Puerto Rico -- Thousands of mourners attended the funeral Tuesday of a fugitive Puerto Rican nationalist killed in a shootout with the FBI, an incident that has shocked this island territory and stoked anger against the U.S. government. About 5,000 people crowded into a cemetery to pay tribute to Filiberto Ojeda Rios, who was killed Friday by FBI agents who came to arrest him at his farmhouse in the town of Hormigueros for the 1983 armed robbery of a Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Conn.. ...
Iran threatens to resume uranium enrichment (09/28/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran broadened its threats Tuesday over a move to refer it to the U.N. Security Council, saying that unless the U.N. atomic watchdog agency backs down, it will resume uranium enrichment, block inspections of its nuclear facilities and cut trade with countries that supported the resolution...
Book detailing KGB infiltration rattles India (09/28/05)
NEW DELHI -- The documents paint a sordid picture of India's Cold War alliance with the Soviet Union: newspapers bankrolled by the KGB to plant thousands of articles and agents making midnight deliveries of suitcases full of cash to the prime minister's house...
No. 2 al-Qaida in Iraq official killed (09/28/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. and Iraqi authorities said Tuesday their forces had killed the No. 2 official in the al-Qaida in Iraq organization in a weekend raid in Baghdad, claiming to have struck a "painful blow" to the country's most feared insurgent group...
Bell City tops Saxony for 18th victory (09/28/05)
The Bell City volleyball team closed in on the 20-victory plateau with a 25-13, 25-17 home victory against winless Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday night. Jenny Lathum had seven blocks and four digs for the Cubs, who improved to 18-3-1. Jessica Abner led in kills with five...
WNBA coach will speak to area coaches at clinic (09/28/05)
Dan Hughes will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 15 clinic. B.J. Smith considers himself fortunate to be able to attract somebody with Dan Hughes' credentials to Cape Girardeau. Hughes, coach of the WNBA's San Antonio Stars, will highlight a coaches clinic hosted by the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball program on Oct. 15...
Mo. Southern head coach dies at 46 (09/28/05)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Second-year Missouri Southern football coach John Ware died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack after collapsing at his desk. Ware, 46, was discovered in his office after 10 a.m. Another coach gave him CPR until he was rushed to a hospital, where he died, the school reported in a news release...
Gamecocks, Colonels may provide sneak peek of OVC winner (09/28/05)
It's still very early into the Ohio Valley Conference schedule and both coaches don't want to place too much emphasis on one game. But there is no doubting the importance of this week's showdown between Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky. The OVC's top two preseason favorites both won their conference openers Saturday, two-time defending champion Jacksonville State with a tougher-than-expected 24-10 victory at Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Kentucky with a 52-3 home rout of Tennessee Tech.. ...
DYS wins Div. II flag football (09/28/05)
Southeast Missourian The Division of Youth Services won the flag football tournament for Division II of the Corporate Games on Tuesday night, strengthening its lead in the Olympic-style competition among employee-based organizations with fewer than 100 employees...
Cyclist, runners will fill the streets Saturday morning (09/28/05)
Memorial Bridge Run and Tour de Cape will take place simultaneously. There will be plenty of running and cycling in Cape Girardeau on Saturday with both the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge Run and the Tour de Cape bike event taking place. Participants in the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge Run will start at 8 a.m., about the same time cyclists will begin touring Cape...
Tigers add a bullet for shootout (09/28/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Tigers will have their big-play receiver back for Saturday's game against No. 2 Texas. Senior Sean Coffey, the team's leading receiver from a year ago, will start after missing two games with a left shoulder injury suffered in the season-opening win over Arkansas State...
Blues suffer 3-1 exhibition loss to Stars (09/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Marty Turco made 18 saves to help the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in an exhibition game Tuesday night. Stephane Robidas, Antti Miettinen and Patrick Traverse scored power-play goals for Dallas (3-3-0), and Martin Skoula had two assists...
Leaders of pro sports leagues to testify today on Capitol Hill (09/28/05)
WASHINGTON -- Career home run leader Hank Aaron and four other baseball Hall of Famers planned to accompany commissioner Bud Selig on his latest trip to Capitol Hill to discuss steroids today. Selig, Major League Baseball players' association chief executive Donald Fehr, and commissioners and union leaders from the NFL, NBA and NHL will testify at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing...
Knaus never lost faith as Johnson fell in standings while prepping for Chase races (09/28/05)
Jimmie Johnson's crew chief never thought his race team was anything but a top-notch outfit. Chad Knaus knew all about Tony Stewart's incredible run to the top of the Nextel Cup standings and read about Roush Racing putting all five of its drivers in NASCAR's Chase for the championship...
Braves reserve spot in playoffs with 14th straight NL East title (09/28/05)
ATLANTA-- Marcus Giles hit two homers and the Atlanta Braves wrapped up their 14th straight division championship Tuesday night, beating Colorado 12-3. The Braves officially clinched the NL East midway through their game when second-place Philadelphia lost to New York...
KC has motivation for next game vs. Broncos (09/28/05)
Bailey's comments on ABC's microphones irked Chiefs coach Vermeil. Thanks to Champ Bailey and Monday night microphones, the Kansas City Chiefs should be motivated for their rematch with the Denver Broncos. First, the Chiefs (2-1) got embarrassed 30-10 Monday night at INVESCO Field in Denver, one of their worst losses ever in a long and often-bitter AFC West rivalry...
Illini try to shake mauling by Spartans (09/28/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ron Zook has talked since he was hired by Illinois of the importance of dealing well with adversity, and after Saturday's 61-14 loss to Michigan State the Illini certainly are dealing with it this week. "This is our first real, true test of adversity," the coach said Tuesday. "How we bounce back, how we handle it and how we compete against a good Iowa football team will determine a little bit about us as a football team and where we're at."...
Redbirds aid Astros' cause (09/28/05)
ST. LOUIS -- It's been a big September for Roy Oswalt, and this time he stifled a team that has given him problems. Oswalt won for the fourth time this month with the help of a two-inning save from Brad Lidge, and the Houston Astros extended their NL wild-card lead to 2 1/2 games with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
Angling opportunities still plentiful (09/28/05)
Bass fishing season remains open in Ozark streams until February, and gigging season is open until Jan. 31. This time of year, most sportsmen are thinking about doves, teal or archery deer hunting, not fishing. If you've put your fishing gear away, you're missing some great opportunities...
Fishing for bass in grass patterns still works in fall (09/28/05)
Though the days will soon be shorter and cooler, don't be fooled into thinking that bass will be in their shallow fall patterns just yet. Even though it may feel like fall is coming, the water will remain warm into mid October. Until the water cools and the shad relocate, the bass will remain in their summer locations, either deep or in heavy cover. ...
Sports briefs 9/28/05 (09/28/05)
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New Optimist cookbook offers must-have recipes (09/28/05)
I was surprised when a longtime friend visited the senior center. Joann Toler worked at the high school I graduated from, and I have known her all of my life. It was good to visit with her again. What made the visit even better was she brought me a copy of the new Cape Evening Optimist Club cookbook. It is hot off the press and will be in big demand, I am sure...
Knocking your socks off (09/28/05)
One could not believe how cold Mississippi can be from March until September. Sounds crazy, huh? So maybe I am lathered in sticky perspiration after my 10-foot walk from front door to car. And let's not even begin to talk about the puddle I turn into on my hike from parking lot to office...
Hubert Northcutt (09/28/05)
OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Hubert Northcutt, 83, of Old Appleton died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Coy Elisha and Willie Mae Connoll Northcutt. He and Katie Jack Hatley were married May 1, 1942, in Blytheville. She died July 9, 2002...
Austene Eastabrook (09/28/05)
Austene Eastabrook, 80, of Friedheim died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mark Vann (09/28/05)
Mark Anthony Vann, 13, of LaPalma, Calif., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005. He was born June 5, 1992, son of Mark and Janice Vann, formerly of Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Asia Vann of the home; paternal grandparents, Beulah Vann-Perry of Cape Girardeau, Charles Green of St. Louis; and maternal grandmother, Ethel Spradley of Virginia...
Irene Rechenberg (09/28/05)
Irene Gliem Rechenberg, 68, of Millersville died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 1936, in Chicago, daughter of Frank and Ludmilla Kokavec Gliem. She and Norman T. Rechenberg were married July 23, 1960, in Niles, Ill...
Jeanne Pettit (09/28/05)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Jeanne R. Pettit, 56, of Perkins died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at her home. She was born Aug. 13, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lowell and Betty Owens Stephens. She and Don Pettit were married March 8, 1968, in Flint, Mich. Pettit was a 1967 graduate of Advance High School. She was postmaster at the Perkins post office...
Donald Gremard (09/28/05)
Donald R. Gremard, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 4, 1947, in St. Louis, son of Ralph W. and Lowanda L. Young Gremard. He and Donna Curtis were married Dec. 30, 1989, in Sikeston, Mo...
Ferdinand Sturm (09/28/05)
Ferdinand Nicholas Sturm, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Marion, Ill., son of Edward George and Elizabeth Krumery Sturm. He and Ruth Estes were married Dec. 4, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. She passed away Sept. 30, 2000...
Marjean Cook (09/28/05)
Marjean L. Cook, 65, of Burfordville passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 12, 1940, in the Egypt Mills community, daughter of August "Peanuts" and Evelyn Maevers Lange. She and Raymond A. Cook were married Aug. 20, 1960, in Jackson...
Cape fire report 9/27/05 (09/28/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: * At 3:13 p.m., smoke scare at 720 William St. * At 3:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Spring Street. * At 6:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of North Kingshighway Drive...
Cape/Jackson police reports 9/28/05 (09/28/05)
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Out of the past 9/28/05 (09/28/05)
25 years ago: Sept. 28, 1980 The public inauguration of Dr. Bill W. Stacy as the 12th president of Southeast Missouri State University will be held next Sunday at Houck Stadium, but a full week of activities to commemorate his inauguration begin today on the campus...
Come to the party! (09/28/05)
After a year of special centennial editions, weekly centennial features, numerous special centennial events and dozens of civic-club presentations of a commemorative centennial video, the celebration of the Southeast Missourian's centennial is about to come to an end...
City cooperation (09/28/05)
Since their elected officials' first joint meeting in 1998, Jackson and Cape Girardeau have shown a willingness to work together for the common good. At that first meeting, the city leaders discussed annexation, sharing a public-access TV channel and taking positions on two major road projects...
Prefer caution on climate change (09/28/05)
To the editor: The precautionary principle argues that if the consequences of a course of action are unknown but suspected to be serious, it is better to avoid that course of action even if the evidence lacks absolute certainty. If you avoid recreational parachuting out of aircraft lest the parachute not open, or avoid bungee jumping lest the chord break, you are living the precautionary principle. It can best be stated in the phrase "I'd rather be safe than sorry!"...
Father speaks up for fallen hero (09/28/05)
To the editor: Sue Niederer recently spoke at the Osage Community Centre. I grieve for her in the loss of her son, 2nd Lt. Seth Dvorin, but also for Seth's father. Dvorin has been credited by his mother with statements that are being used to fuel the anti-war movement. Here's an e-mail from Seth's father that I believe may present a balanced view:...
Thanks for new 4-H Exhibit Hall (09/28/05)
To the editor: The 4-H Exhibit Hall at the SEMO District Fair grounds has become a reality. The building was a huge success. Many comments were received on how nice the building was and how it was needed. The 4-H superintendents of the exhibits housed in the 4-H Exhibit Hall would like to express their gratitude in making this building a reality. ...
Article updates inspiring story (09/28/05)
To the editor: Thank you so much for your recent update article on Central High School football standout Monroe Hicks. I am a sixth-grade teacher who has been reading Bob Miller's article about Hicks to my students ever since it originally appeared in your paper. ...
Speak Out 9/28/05 (09/28/05)
Bad behavior; It's not baby sitting; Private responsibility; A little upkeep; Highway improvements; Paying for sports; Arrogant government; Merging issue; Where's the money?; Tax alcohol; Power of meditation; Ignoring the sidewalks; Activity week; Compound fracture; Religious meditation; Driving guide
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