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Appeals judges appear in Cape (12/01/05)
A conviction for domestic assault, a disputed divorce and whether a state trooper too zealously enforced drunk driving laws are typical of the bill of fare served up to Missouri Court of Appeals judges. But the scene of the daily drama of hearings for the Eastern District judges was a little different. On Wednesday, the appeals court sat in the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau...
Jackson schools' bonds for building project all sold (12/01/05)
The construction schedule for Jackson High School is on track. All of the bonds have been sold, and as of Wednesday the $23 million is in an account the school board can access. The amount includes a reserve fund of $2.3 million required by law and about $700,000 to pay fees for such things as legal work...
Christmas shopping means Christmas stealing as thieves find cover with crowds (12/01/05)
Victoria's life of habitual shoplifting began with a pair of sexy underwear. "My mom wouldn't buy them for me because she said they were too grown-up," she said. So Victoria, 13 at the time, did what she would do hundreds of times over the next decade and a half...
Crowell to file abortion-related bills (12/01/05)
Abortion legislation will be at the top of state Sen. Jason Crowell's agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, will file four bills today on topics ranging from the availability of drugs that terminate pregnancies to aiding pregnancy support centers...
Jackson kicking off holiday season (12/01/05)
Jackson will begin the holiday season this weekend with a variety of Christmas events throughout the city. A Christmas parade, visits with Santa Claus, festive lights and holiday shopping are activities Jackson Chamber of Commerce executive director Marybeth Williams hopes will draw more people into the city Saturday...
Christmas display marks business' 60th anniversary (12/01/05)
Five-year-old Brody Forester's face was lit up by the Christmas window display at Hutson's Fine Furniture. He strolled along the sidewalk in front of display Wednesday evening, his eyes lingering on a mechanical Rudolph almost as tall he was. The reindeer's head nodded up and down as its nose blinked red...
New art exhibit reunites faculty and alumni (12/01/05)
A first-of-its-kind art exhibition opening Friday at the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will reunite Southeast Missouri State University art program alumni with the faculty members who inspired them. "One + One" is a variation on the university's annual faculty art exhibition. Typically only faculty members get to exhibit their work in the show, but this year faculty members could invite one former student to join them...
Fire guts home in Oak Ridge (12/01/05)
Firefighters battled an Oak Ridge house fire for five hours Tuesday evening. North County firefighters responded shortly after 8 p.m. to 180 Scots Pine Lane. Fruitland and Millersville firefighters assisted. The fire originated near an electric heater in an enclosed porch with furniture, said fire deputy Ron Hahs, leading investigators to believe the cause was electrical...
Illinois police analyzing Cairo bones (12/01/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Illinois State Police crime lab will work to determine the age, sex and race for human bones discovered in a wooded area near Cairo, Alexander County Coroner David Barkett said Wednesday. Hunters discovered the bones from an incomplete skeleton Tuesday morning. Searches Wednesday in the area where the bones were found did not yield any additional remains, law enforcement officials said...
Cape Girardeau public library events (12/01/05)
Throughout December the library will collect canned and dried food in lieu of fines. The food value will be 50 cents per item. Food may not be used to pay for replacement of lost items or any other library fees. Food will be donated to FISH food pantry for local families...
Groups prepare packages for troops overseas (12/01/05)
This holiday season, some area military personnel will away from their family to serve their country. Currently there are 52 National Guardsmen from Southeast Missouri who will spend Christmas overseas, said Shanna Jacobson, a leader for the Family Readiness Group, which helps family members cope while their loved ones are deployed. "We've already prepared and shipped care packages for those soldiers, which should arrive before Christmas."...
Gifts needed for girls, stroke victim (12/01/05)
Toybox A single mother with three daughters, ages 12, 15 and newborn, asks for Christmas gifts for all her girls, without specific requests. Preteen and teenage girls can always use gift cards. Christmas for the Elderly Mr. E lives at home with his wife on a disability income. ...
National Guard hopes open houses provide education for public (12/01/05)
National Guard Armories in Cape Girardeau and Perryville will hold open houses Saturday for the purpose of public awareness, education and recruitment. National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Dan Eagan, formerly of Company B 1140th Engineer Battalion, now named 880th Engineer Team, said that since the unit has been deployed a lot during recent years it has not held an open house in quite a while, maybe since 1997. "This will be a display of the unit allowing the public to check us out," said Eagan...
Community cuisine 12/1/05 (12/01/05)
Excelsior Club to serve chili on Saturday; Men of St. Ambrose plan sausage breakfast
Girl Scouts donate lights for Festival (12/01/05)
The annual Festival of Lights, held by the Girl Scouts Tsalagi Service Unit, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson courthouse square. The Girl Scouts will place luminaries around the courthouse and light them as part of their traditional celebration. Included in the traditional festivities will be a visit by Santa at the Santa House, Christmas carols sung by the Scouts at 5:15 p.m. on the courthouse steps and hot chocolate and cookies for all in attendance...
Lawsuit challenges workers' comp law (12/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than 70 labor groups filed suit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Missouri's new workers' compensation law, claiming it reduces the rights of employees so greatly that it denies them justice for their injuries...
Judge lets 24-hour abortion wait take effect (12/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge allowed Missouri's 24-hour abortion waiting period to take effect Wednesday but continued to bar a part of the 2003 law that mandated what abortion physicians must discuss with their patients. The revised preliminary injunction by Judge Scott O. Wright was praised as a partial victory by abortion opponents, who hope that a day's delay will discourage some women from having abortions...
TSA to allow small scissors, tools on planes (12/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of thousands of sharp objects since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday. ...
High court wrestles with parental notification law for abortion (12/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a New Hampshire law that requires a parent to be told before a daughter ends her pregnancy, with no hint the justices were ready for a dramatic retreat on abortion rights under their new chief...
Bush defends war, sets no timetable for pullout (12/01/05)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- President Bush gave an unflinching defense of his war strategy on Wednesday, refusing to set a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals and asserting that once-shaky Iraqi troops are proving increasingly capable. Democrats dismissed his words as a stay-the-course speech with no real strategy for success...
French doctors claim world's first partial face transplant (12/01/05)
LYON, France -- Doctors in France said they had performed the world's first partial face transplant, forging the way into a risky medical frontier by operating on a woman disfigured by a dog bite. The 38-year-old woman, who wants to remain anonymous, had a nose, lips and chin grafted onto her face from a brain-dead donor whose family gave consent. The operation, performed Sunday, was led by a surgeon already famous for a transplant breakthrough, Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard...
Central, Notre Dame's Kuper take aim at elevating their status in state meet (12/01/05)
Central's boys swimming team used last year as an opportunity to gain experience at the state level, with state-qualifiers in five individual races and all three relays. The Tigers bring back their entire state group and will be shooting for some all-state finishes this time around...
Central falls to Doniphan (12/01/05)
The Central boys basketball team fell to 0-2 at the Farmington Tournament with an 87-68 loss to Doniphan on Wednesday. Adrian Cox led the Tigers with 21 points, and Darnell Wilks added 14. Central will play Lutheran South or Salem in a consolation game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center...
Jackson set for challenge at Heartland Hoopfest (12/01/05)
The second Heartland Hoopfest boys basketball tournament will take place Dec. 10 at the Perry Park Centre with Jackson getting a look at one of the country's top-rated freshmen. Jackson will face Lafayette at 7 p.m. in what will be the second-to-last game on the eight-game card. Lafayette is led by 6-foot-8 freshman Tyler Griffey, who is ranked in the top 10 nationally in his class in some publications. Griffey averaged 21 points a game in Lafayette's first three games of the season...
Area digest Dec1 (12/01/05)
NASCAR simulator coming to Jackson A NASCAR Nextel racing simulator will be at the Jackson branch of The Bank of Missouri on Friday and Saturday. The simulator will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days at the bank, located at 233 W. Jackson Blvd...
Lorenz will get his kicks at Dome (12/01/05)
Kody Lorenz describes himself as the "big foot" on the Jackson United under-12 boys traveling soccer team. Lorenz, 11, has been taking the corner kicks for the team this season after landing the job halfway through last season. "At the beginning of the year, at tryouts, everyone takes corner kicks to see who can kick it closest to the goal and get enough lift to give someone a chance to head it in or kick it in," Lorenz said...
One month in: Spurs, Pistons again loom as title contenders (12/01/05)
Larry Brown says a coach usually can tell right away if he has a team that can play or not. Well, now that the first month of the NBA season has come to a close, coaches and players should have had more than enough time to form their opinions. Everyone knows the Spurs and Pistons are good; the Raptors and Hawks are bad. And there's plenty more that already is clear...
Barron's surgery scheduled for today (12/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Alex Barron will undergo surgery for a thumb injury today, possibly leaving the team without both starting tackles for this week's game. Barron, the team's first-round pick, was subbing for an injured Orlando Pace when he was hurt early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's overtime victory over the Texans. Pace underwent an MRI exam for a right hip flexor and left hamstring on Monday...
Danton seeks resentencing, release (12/01/05)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- Former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton wants a federal judge to reconsider the 7 1/2-year prison sentence he got for plotting to kill his agent, saying he unfairly has not been transferred to prison in his native Canada as promised...
Coach suspended for cheating in California (12/01/05)
LOS ANGELES -- An assistant high school football coach was suspended for at least a year after he was caught on videotape moving a field marker to help his team win, school officials said. The videotape shows the coach, Paul Bryan, improperly moving the marker to help San Pedro High School gain a first down on a critical play late in an Oct. 28 game. San Pedro scored on the drive and won the game against Gardena High School, 13-12...
Bruins deal Thornton for three players (12/01/05)
The struggling Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night in exchange for three players. The Bruins get forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau and defenseman Brad Stuart for Thornton, a three-time all-star who signed a three-year, $20 million contract with Boston in August...
Top-ranked Duke holds off Hoosiers (12/01/05)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Duke's J.J. Redick was more efficient than Indiana's Marco Killingsworth, and he had more help. Redick scored 29 points and Shelden Williams added 13 before fouling out to help No. 1 Duke hold off No. 17 Indiana 75-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night...
Salukis beaten by Billikens (12/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Ian Vouyoukas scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, leading St. Louis University to a 56-42 victory Wednesday night over Southern Illinois. The Billikens (2-1) scored their first victory over the Salukis since they won a home-court decision in the 2002-03 season...
Giles reaches deal to stay in San Diego (12/01/05)
SAN DIEGO -- Right fielder Brian Giles reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday night to re-sign with his hometown San Diego Padres for $30 million over three years. The deal is pending Giles' scheduled physical this morning and an announcement is expected later in the day, two baseball officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized yet...
Young, Slay tackle conference honors (12/01/05)
AUSTIN, Texas -- The fourth-quarter touchdown pass against Ohio State. The first win over Oklahoma since 2000. The second-half rescue against Oklahoma State. Whatever No. 2 Texas needed this season, quarterback Vince Young delivered in dazzling and spectacular fashion...
Fitzpatrick expected to start, but no official word from Vitt (12/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams interim coach Joe Vitt has been coy all week about whether rookie Ryan Fitzpatrick earned his first career start. But it was telling on Wednesday when the rookie from Harvard, and not veteran Jamie Martin, met with the media, usually the duty for the No. ...
Shaw doesn't expect Martz back this year (12/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams president John Shaw says he would be shocked if Mike Martz got medical clearance to return to coaching this season. Martz stepped down Oct. 24 on doctors' orders while suffering from endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart. Interim coach Joe Vitt has coached the team the last six games, going 3-3 heading into Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, and Shaw expects Vitt to finish out the year...
You can help rescue some of Missouri's streams (12/01/05)
If you caught my article on Sept. 20, you know there are indications the water in many of our streams is impaired. A recent analysis of Missouri's streams and rivers by the state reports that as many as half may be impaired, meaning they do not meet one or more water-quality standards...
Last days of fall good for bass fishing (12/01/05)
Bass fishing in deer season? Sure. In fact, the late fall can produce some great fishing days and some big fish to boot. The back of the creek bite is nearly over. With the cooling weather, the bass have begun to follow the baitfish toward their deeper winter locations...
'Push fast, push hard,' heart association says in simpler CPR guidelines (12/01/05)
"Push hard, push fast" next time you give CPR to someone having cardiac arrest, say new, simpler guidelines in a radical departure from past advice. Putting the emphasis on chest compressions instead of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the American Heart Association now urges people to give 30 compressions -- instead of 15 -- for every two rescue breaths...
Health briefs 12/1/05 (12/01/05)
Briefly Musical program benefits cancer patients "A Christmas Story" will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cape Bible Chapel, 2911 Kage Road. The 10th annual holiday music program, sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation, will raise funds to help support programs and services for cancer patients at the hospital's Regional Cancer Center...
Goddesses past and present (12/01/05)
Dec. 1, 2005 Dear Patty Cheerleaders were goddesses at my high school. At least they seemed to be and were treated that way. They yelled themselves hoarse leading cheers at pep rallies and football and basketball games. They were serious about preserving and revving up the school spirit that had been lodged in their care. They worked hard but never sweated...
The mature body, part 1 (12/01/05)
I thought I would be brave and do a column on the mature body. Why not? Most of you reading this column have one. In the spirit of full disclosure, so do I. As I often do when I tackle a new subject, I poll the experts. I asked a doctor friend of mine what he could tell me about the mature body. His reply: "Why are you asking me? Just look in the mirror."...
Margaret Brockmeyer (12/01/05)
Margaret C. Brockmeyer, 95, of Scott City, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Fredrick and Dora Krieger Meyer. She and Herman Brockmeyer were married Feb. 5, 1931, in Cape Girardeau. He died July 23, 1978...
Billy Stoner (12/01/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Billy G. Stoner, 71, of Anna died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Anna, son of George and Helen Brimm Stoner. He and Valetta J. Gurley were married July 13, 1955, in Compton, Calif...
Margie O'Brien (12/01/05)
Margie E. O'Brien, 81, of Jackson died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Monticello House. She was born Jan. 30, 1924, in St. Louis, daughter of Otto and Leah Hoeckelmann Holscher. She and Thomas John O'Brien were married May 14, 1948, in St. Louis. He died Feb. 22, 1982...
Gary Fore (12/01/05)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Gary Gene "Bluebird" Fore, 53, of Olive Branch died on arrival Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Cairo, Ill., son of Eugene and Norma J. Tucker Fore. Fore was a lifelong resident of Olive Branch, and was known for his bucktails and carvings...
William Hafford (12/01/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William C. "Bill" Hafford, 63, of Cairo died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at his home. He was born May 1, 1942, in Cairo, son of Thomas and Kathryn Whitaker Hafford. He married Mary Griffith. Hafford owned B&H Heating and Cooling in Cairo. He was a member of Cairo Lodge 237 AF&AM and was a York Rite Mason. He was a member of Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis, Ill., KIM Shrine Club in Cairo, Cairo VFW Post 2649 and served as commander three years, and member of American Legion...
Clemens Meyer (12/01/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clemens I. Meyer, 81, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 30, 1923, at Apple Creek, Mo., son of Louis and Anna Meyer. He and Marie I. Kohlfeld were married Sept. 21, 1950. She died Jan. 6, 1982...
Maude Schuler (12/01/05)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Maude Elizabeth Schuler, 85, of Mound City died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born June 7, 1920, in Union County, daughter of Daniel and Mae Pearl Clardie Hood. She married Everett E. Schuler, who died in 1997...
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Out of the past 12/1/05 (12/01/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 1, 1980 Two members of the management study team from the Public Administration Service of Chicago meet with Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke as part of their first day of a planned 14-week study of the local police force's policies and procedures...
Books give positive and inspirational perspectives (12/01/05)
I've read a number of books recently, but "Carry a Big Stick" about the uncommon heroism of Theodore Roosevelt and "Never Give In" about the extraordinary character of Winston Churchill were both positive and inspirational. Here are some brief excerpts from "Carry a Big Stick" by George Grant...
Hurricane victim thankful for Cape's hospitality (12/01/05)
Thanks to the town that took us in. On Aug. 29, my life changed forever. Hurricane Katrina struck my hometown of Slidell, La., with her full force and fury, forcing my daughter and me to flee. We arrived in Cape Girardeau in the middle of the night on Aug. 27 with only four day's worth of clothes and a few treasured baby pictures...
Symbolic cuts (12/01/05)
Criticism of congressional spending bills has increased sharply this year as the art of finessing funding for pork-barrel projects has reached new heights. A new symbol of spending excess was created: the bridge to nowhere. Actually, the proposed bridge would connect Ketchikan, Alaska, and the sparsely populated Gravina Island (where the area's airport is located). That bridge and another one in Anchorage were earmarked to receive $425.5 million...
Let pit bulls guard the cemetery (12/01/05)
To the editor; Once you have made your bed among the thorns, torture and mental anguish of hell, there is no getting out or turning back. No amount of pleading or regret can ever change that. It will be a pretty hard bed to lie in forever and ever. Remember that...
Voice of sanity will be missed (12/01/05)
To the editor: Last week Cape Girardeau lost an important voice of sanity. Russ Kullberg, a longtime Southeast Missouri State University biology department faculty member, Four Seasons Audubon member and Sierra Club member, departed this Earth. Russ was well-known in the community as an advocate of ecological understanding and environmental concerns and as a proud political liberal and progressive. ...
Medicaid appeal is like a lynching (12/01/05)
To the editor: Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton bragged recently that only 1 percent of those affected by Medicaid cuts bothered to file an appeal. A Jackson woman with severe disabilities appeared at such an appeal hearing recently in Cape Girardeau along with 15 supporters including her physician, family members and friends. ...
Recommendation uses faulty info (12/01/05)
To the editor: When the report and recommendations of the Missouri State Government Review Commission were posted on the Internet this week, many in the disabled community were dismayed by what they read. Recommendation No. 41 stated that having the not-for-profit independent living centers provide consumer-directed in-home services to the disabled community costs twice as much as traditional services provided by other in-home service vendors. ...
Speak Out 12/1/05 (12/01/05)
Controlling deer; Dangerous candy; Inappropriate behavior; Thanks for purse; Stereotyping recipients
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