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Series of incidents will put fraternities before university's judicial system (12/16/05)
Two fraternities face review by the university's judicial system for their alleged involvement in two October incidents of theft and property damage. The Southeast Missouri State University Judicial Affairs Office is investigating whether Pi Kappa Alpha endorsed the actions of three of its members charged with misdemeanor theft of a goat from the Sigma Chi property on North Frederick Street, said Trae Mitten, director of the office. ...
Cape woman pleads guilty to stealing county funds (12/16/05)
A woman accused of helping steal money from the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney's bad check fund pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of stealing. Denise K. Johnson of Cape Girardeau entered the plea before Circuit Judge Fred Copeland in New Madrid, Mo. In exchange for the plea, four other counts against Johnson were dropped. Sentencing was set for April 25...
The art of the open fire (12/16/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Take one rugged outdoorsman, add a pinch of Southeast Missouri style and a dollop of family-friendly entertainment, stir clockwise until a television show materializes. That was Pamela Alford's original recipe for "Campfire Cafe."...
Students compare big-screen 'Narnia' with novel (12/16/05)
Five local schools spent Thursday morning at the Wehrenberg Theatre to see "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." The students are not just taking the morning off from learning as those that have read the book will do comparison worksheets on the similarities and differences between the movie and the book, and work on other reading skills, teachers said...
Artifacts 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
Missouri Arts Council workshop rescheduled A Missouri Arts Council grant information workshop at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri has been rescheduled to Dec. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call the arts council at 334-9233...
Cape's selection by corporation brings recognition (12/16/05)
Cape Girardeau is getting play of the Aircraft Owners & Pilot's Association trade magazine "AOPA Pilot." Associate editor Stephen W. Ells notes in his column for the December issue that the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was selected from 40 sites to be the location of Commander Premier Aircraft Corp...
Musicians prove they give a 'hoot' (12/16/05)
Rock musicians have a reputation for being a rowdy, narcissistic and altogether unholy bunch. But each year in Cape Girardeau, local rockers shed those stereotypes and team up with acoustic folk singers, blues wailers and other area musicians and venue owners to get in the spirit of giving. It's called the Christmas Hoot, and this year it is taking place on Saturday and Sunday at a variety of downtown venues...
Lesterville residents aid Shut-Ins family (12/16/05)
Residents of Lesterville, Mo., on Thursday came to the aid of the family swept out of their beds the day before by a 1-billion-gallon torrent pouring down the side of Proffit Mountain. An account for Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park superintendent Jerry Toops, his wife and three children was established at a local bank. State parks employees also began pitching in, setting up an internal fund at division headquarters in Jefferson City...
Family questions circumstances of Cairo man's death (12/16/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The family of a Cairo man found dead in a holding cell Wednesday morning is questioning whether he killed himself and whether his civil rights were violated. Alexander County Coroner David W. Barkett has asked the FBI and the Illinois attorney general's office to investigate...
Assault suspects enter not guilty pleas (12/16/05)
Three of the Southeast Missouri football players charged with attacking two other students at a fraternity party entered not guilty pleas Thursday. D'Eldrick Taylor, Timmy Holloman and Frederick Williams appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp. All three posted $5,000 bond through a bail-bond company and have been released from jail...
Regents set to approve plans for aquatic center (12/16/05)
The board of regents will vote today on revised plans for an aquatic center at Southeast Missouri State University that should cut costs by more than $640,000 and keep the project within budget, school officials said. The regents will meet at 10 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom...
Mother in need of items for her three children; ailing senior could use simple household items (12/16/05)
Toybox Roseann is a mother of three children. She would like a car seat, size 20 pounds and up, for Danielle to keep her safe when she outgrows the infant-sized seat. Teething, bath or educational toys for six months and up or a sit and play walker would help Roseann to be prepared with the things her baby will soon need. ...
Park suffers major damage from reservoir rupture (12/16/05)
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park attracts about 250,000 visitors annually, but Wednesday's failure of a reservoir has shut down the park down until further notice. "Preliminarily, from the reports we got yesterday, there has been extensive damage to Johnson's Shut-Ins," Sue Holst, spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Natural Resource's parks division, said Thursday...
Subpoena of Limbaugh's doctors OK'd with restrictions (12/16/05)
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida -- Prosecutors can subpoena Rush Limbaugh's doctors as part of an investigation into whether the conservative radio commentator illegally bought painkillers, a judge ruled. Judge David F. Crow ruled Monday that Florida laws do not prevent doctors from talking with prosecutors if the discussion is relevant to the prosecution of a crime...
Nation briefs 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
CDC reports West Nile cases up on Gulf Coast ATLANTA -- West Nile virus cases in the United States rose this year, with a marked increase along the Gulf Coast, the government reported Thursday. Health officials had worried that standing water left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita would allow mosquito populations to grow and the virus to proliferate. ...
White House, McCain in agreement on torture policy (12/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush reversed course on Thursday and accepted Sen. John McCain's call for a law banning cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign suspects in the war on terror. Bush said the agreement will "make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention of torture, whether it be here at home or abroad."...
Sen. Proxmire dead at age 90 (12/16/05)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. William Proxmire, the Wisconsin Democrat who fought government waste for years with his mocking "Golden Fleece" awards, died Thursday at 90. The former senator, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, died at Copper Ridge, a convalescent home in Sykesville, Md., Copper Ridge spokeswoman Mindy Brandt said. His son, Douglas Proxmire, said that no exact cause had been determined for the death...
World briefs 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
Fire at hospital in China kills at least 33 people BEIJING -- A fire swept through a hospital in northeastern China on Thursday, killing at least 33 people, including patients, state media said. Witnesses were quoted by the Xinhua News Agency as saying that some people leapt from the burning hospital buildings in Jilin province. ...
Collaborator says Korean cloning pioneer admitted faking stem cell research results (12/16/05)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A doctor who provided human eggs for research by cloning pioneer Hwang Woo-suk said in a broadcast Thursday that the South Korean scientist agreed to withdraw a key research paper because most of the stem cells produced for the article were faked...
11 million Iraqis vote in peaceful election (12/16/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A man wrapped in the Iraqi flag. Women in black veils. Sheiks in white headdresses. Families in their best clothes, children in tow. All stood in line for the right to choose a parliament and participate in one of the freest elections ever in the Arab world...
British oil depot fire raises safety concerns (12/16/05)
LONDON -- The flames are finally out at the enormous oil depot fire north of London, but they have set off a blaze of questions about safety at huge chemical and industrial plants around the country. Experts are questioning the wisdom of allowing such potentially dangerous installations in densely populated areas. The country's five biggest oil depots are in or near major metropolitan areas, meaning an accident or terrorist attack could be catastrophic...
Jackson seeks third straight title at Classic (12/16/05)
The Jackson wrestling team has won the Tiger Classic two years in a row and has finished in the top two five straight years. Over the past 15 years, the Indians have not finished lower than fourth at the Tiger Classic. Among the many sources of stability for Jackson's strong wrestling program is a junior varsity team which has won 137 straight dual matches since 1991...
Jackson tunes up with win at Windsor (12/16/05)
Jackson dominated the middle and heavy weights in a 51-24 dual win against Windsor at Imperial, Mo., on Thursday. The Indians (3-0), ranked eighth in Class 4, lost just one match to Windsor from 130 pounds to the heavyweight match. Windsor came into the match ranked No. 8 in Class 2...
Samuel has Division I background (12/16/05)
Tony Samuel had his moments as a head coach on the Division I-A level. Now he's interested in seeing what Division I-AA Southeast Missouri State has to offer. Samuel, an assistant at Purdue and a former head coach at New Mexico State, was the third finalist for the vacant Southeast coaching position brought to campus for a series of interviews on Thursday...
Redhawks try to find shooting touch tonight at home (12/16/05)
Southeast Missouri State's Redhawks are still waiting for the breakout shooting game that might kickstart their struggling offense. Could it perhaps come tonight, when the Redhawks (3-4) host NAIA Central Methodist (5-5) in a 7:30 p.m. tipoff at the Show Me Center?...
Redhawks sign three recruits (12/16/05)
Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach Renata Nowacki has announced the signings of three high school seniors during the recent early signing period. Molly Davis, Sarah Barth and Taylor Harbster will join the Redhawks for the 2006 season. Davis is a defensive libero from Muncie, Ind., where she played at Burris High School. She was a member of four state championship teams and earned all-state honors...
MLB goes to bat for Cuba on classic (12/16/05)
NEW YORK -- The U.S. government is keeping Cuba out of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, citing the standing embargo against the communist island nation. The Treasury Department told Major League Baseball of its decision Wednesday, according to Pat Courtney, a spokesman for the commissioner's office...
Arkansas tops Missouri St. (12/16/05)
Ronnie Brewer passed the career 1,000-point mark with a 3-pointer Thursday night that gave Arkansas a seven-point lead with 15:38 remaining, and the Razorbacks went on to get a 79-75 victory over visiting Missouri State. Brewer led Arkansas (7-2) with 19 points...
Price returns to Alabama two years after brief run as Tide's head coach (12/16/05)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Mike Price wanted to get one thing straight before returning to Alabama: Don't judge him by the colors of his clothes. The UTEP -- and briefly University of Alabama -- coach hasn't turned against the Crimson Tide and started pulling for Auburn...
NAIA QB leads Little All-America team (12/16/05)
Think of Tyler Emmert as a small-school version of Matt Leinart -- a can't-lose quarterback of a college football dynasty, without all the hype and a long way from Hollywood. Emmert was selected to The Associated Press Little All-America team released Thursday, two days before he'll try to lead Carroll College to its fourth straight NAIA national championship...
Looper signs deal to return to St. Louis (12/16/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Braden Looper and the Cardinals agreed Thursday to a $13.5 million, three-year contract, giving St. Louis another newcomer in the bullpen. Looper had 28 saves in 36 chances with a 3.94 ERA for the New York Mets last season, but will be a setup man for closer Jason Isringhausen with the Cardinals...
Three more coaches with ties to Barton County are indicted (12/16/05)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The athletic director at Barton County Community College as well as former men's basketball and track coaches are the latest people indicted as part of an investigation into the school's athletic program. Federal jurors returned the indictments Wednesday -- two days after another former men's basketball coach, Ryan Wolf, pleaded guilty to helping student athletes get federal money they weren't entitled to receive and to sending a falsified transcript to another school for one of his players.. ...
Hornets play first game in Louisiana tonight (12/16/05)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- P.J. Brown knows firsthand the horrors Hurricane Katrina brought on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, and he doesn't want anyone to forget. Brown and the New Orleans Hornets will play the Phoenix Suns in Baton Rouge, La., tonight, the first of six "home" games scheduled on the campus of Louisiana State University...
Little nears end of disappointing season (12/16/05)
ST. LOUIS -- This has pretty much been a lost season for Leonard Little, the St. Louis Rams' best pass rusher. Little missed two games mourning the death of his younger brother, and he's playing with an injured left ankle that will require offseason surgery to remove bone chips...
Four Vikings players charged (12/16/05)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Quarterback Daunte Culpepper and three Minnesota Vikings teammates were charged Thursday with indecent, lewd and disorderly conduct for participating in a bawdy boat party that drew national attention. Culpepper, currently on injured reserve, Bryant McKinnie, Fred Smoot and Moe Williams each were charged with three misdemeanors for their behavior aboard a boat on Lake Minnetonka, according to court papers...
Boise's Hawkins ready to accept Colorado challenge (12/16/05)
BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State coach Dan Hawkins said Thursday he'll go to Colorado to finalize negotiations to become the Buffaloes' new coach. "Officially, nothing's been decided," he said. "There are certain things that have to happen. You can go 99 yards on a football field, but you have to go that last yard, otherwise you don't get a touchdown."...
Penguins make coaching change (12/16/05)
PITTSBURGH -- Former player Eddie Olczyk was out and disciplinarian Michel Therrien was in as the Pittsburgh Penguins' coach Thursday, and a couple of minutes of practice quickly revealed the differences. There were no sloppily run drills, no casual puck shooting, no scrimmages that looked like pickup games. It was time for hockey boot camp...
Armstrong faces defamation trial (12/16/05)
ROME -- Lance Armstrong's next challenge from a cycling rival will come in court. The retired seven-time Tour de France champion has been ordered to stand trial in Italy on charges of defaming Filippo Simeoni. The case is to be heard starting March 7, to settle a feud from the 2004 race...
Banned sprinter Montgomery decides to retire (12/16/05)
Disgraced sprinter Tim Montgomery says he's done. The former 100-meter world record holder has retired, rather than waiting out a two-year suspension and returning under a cloud of suspicion. "I don't want to be looked upon as a cheat," he said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday...
Forever tied to the Ozarks (12/16/05)
It is, I think, a fair assumption that we are attached most to wherever we grew up. Not to disparage Kansas, since I think most of its beauty is hidden, but only a native Kansan can truly love that state's treeless hills and plains. I had the good fortune of living in eastern Kansas for four years. ...
Traffic calming does not harm cars (12/16/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: I'd like to gauge your opinion about the installation of traffic-calming devices such as speed humps, chicanes, traffic circles, raised crosswalks, etc. Speed humps, as you probably know, are the most ubiquitous traffic-calming devices. ...
Enormous power: Dodge Mega Cab is King Kong of pickups (12/16/05)
Bigger is better. Size matters. The more you have the more you want. Increased, expanded, extended, enlarged. Welcome to the 2006 Dodge Mega Cab, a truck that sets new standards. The Mega Cab has the largest, longest cab. Its interior volume is unmatched. It has the largest cargo volume behind the rear seat and the largest interior flat floor-load area. Its back seat has the most legroom, and the largest rear door opening...
Everybody's a critic: 'The Chronicles of Narnia' (12/16/05)
Three stars (out of four) "The Chronicles of Narnia" tells the story of four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who discover a magical land called Narnia. The children must join forces with the good creatures of Narnia in order to restore freedom to the land. Although slow in the beginning, the movie finally builds to a satisfying, if not surprising, conclusion...
The Camp finds its end, at least temporarily (12/16/05)
After nearly five years, a musical legacy is about to come to an end in Cape Girardeau. By the time the new year rolls around, The Camp will be no more. Those who know of The Camp's legacy are the young and alternative, the musicians who have trouble breaking into the local music scene and the loyal clusters of friends and fans who love them...
At the theaters 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
'The Family Stone'; 'Fun with Dick and Jane'; 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'; Still in theaters; 'Aeon Flux'; 'Chicken Little'; 'The Chronicles of Narnia'; 'Derailed'; 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'; 'In the Mix'; 'Just Friends'; 'King Kong'; 'Pride & Prejudice'; 'Syriana'; 'Yours, Mine and Ours'
Art school dorms let artists get creative at home (12/16/05)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Architecture student Ben Bryant and his three roommates -- a painter, filmmaker and industrial designer -- needed less than a month to turn their apartment's blank canvas into a work of art. Many apartments in the Rhode Island School of Design's new residence hall include flexible space that can be used as bedrooms or studios, depending on students' needs...
Lois Hurley (12/16/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Lois Farmer Hurley, 82, of Charleston died at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Mississippi County, to the late Charles Franklin and Cordia L. Sutherland Farmer...
John Darby (12/16/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John H. Darby, 75, of Chaffee died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Eugene Wilson (12/16/05)
Eugene H. Wilson, 78, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born July 18, 1927, at Millersville, son of the late Charlie and Minnie Brotherton Wilson. He was raised near Millersville by Robert and Tressie Wilson. He and Betty Jean Morton were married Aug. 29, 1945, in Perryville, Mo...
Charles Angel (12/16/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Charles "Chuck" Angel, 32, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1973, in St. Louis, son of Charles Delanes and Vivian Newell Angel. Angel was a packer at VIP Industries, and a member of the Church of Christ...
Juanita Arnold (12/16/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Juanita Arnold, 74, of Anna died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Otto and Maude Nance Arnold. There are no known survivors. She was preceded in death by her parents...
Arthur Pope (12/16/05)
Arthur Eugene Pope, 75, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. He was born Oct. 28, 1930, in St. Louis, son of Arthur and Ethel Brown Pope. He went to school at Bell City and Oran, Mo., graduating from Bell City in 1948. Shortly after high school he entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served 23 years. He had three tours of duty overseas, one in remote Turkey, one in Izmir, Turkey, and one in Casablanca, Morocco, plus a year in Vietnam...
Ruby Welty (12/16/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruby A. Welty, 84, of Perryville died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, at Perryville, daughter of Theodore and Virgie Collins Weibrecht. She and LeRoy Edward Welty were married May 13, 1942. He died Nov. 18, 1998...
Margaret Spane (12/16/05)
On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, our Lord God gave Margaret wings and she flew to heaven. Margaret was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, to Thelma Boone-Chamberlain and Jess Chamberlain. She was married to Lowell Gaylord Spane May 21, 1964, in Chaffee, Mo...
Leon Campbell (12/16/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Leon Junior Campbell, 79, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born March 3, 1926, at Park Hills, Mo., son of William Preston and Edith Hart Campbell. He and Ruby Duncan were married Dec. 18, 1948, at Patton, Mo...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
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Out of the past 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 16, 1980 The Jackson Board of Aldermen voted last night to give general support to a plan by the Jackson Senior Center Inc., to construct a new senior citizens' center on a lot on High Street across from the Jackson American Legion Hall; the board's letter of commitment is needed in seeking a federal loan from the Farmers Home Administration to help finance the cost of the new center...
Telecommunications policy is stuck in the 20th century (12/16/05)
By Timothy B. Lee The video marketplace is changing so fast that it's gotten hard to keep track of it all. In October, Apple Computer unveiled a new iPod that allows users to purchase episodes of popular television shows like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" and watch them on the go. By the end of the month, the company had sold a million episodes over the Internet...
Some teeth for CBHE (12/16/05)
It is regrettable that Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., have not been able to resolve their differences over the operation of off-campus education centers. These centers have provided affordable and convenient access to hundreds of Southeast Missouri residents who otherwise might not have pursued a college education...
Use tax funds only for ethical research (12/16/05)
To the editor; Recent media ads ask taxpayers to sign an initiative petition asking for a constitutional amendment allowing stem-cell research and treatment in Missouri. The ads fail to mention that the amendment would allow embryonic stem-cell research...
Test requirements will frustrate disabled (12/16/05)
To the editor: In response to the story "MAP test changes to affect those students with disabilities": At the risk of sounding like Dr. Phil, what are the schools thinking? How does one live with oneself after telling a kid with dyslexia that he can't have the test questions read to him or her? If the kid in question can't read, how is he supposed to take the test? We have similar situations in California. ...
A Christmas prayer for all of humanity (12/16/05)
To the editor: Heavenly Father, help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children...
Speak Out 12/16/05 (12/16/05)
Accurate labels; Let's pay fairly; Teacher expectations; Hidden costs; Paying less; Control the children
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