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State project will widen boat ramp, make it more a family destination (12/27/05)
Red Star Public Fishing Access point on the Mississippi River will reopen sometime in the spring with improvements that not only boaters will enjoy. A pavilion for picnics, improved lighting and restrooms will accompany a new double-length boat ramp at the site...
Scott City businesses fare poorly on selling alcohol to minors (12/27/05)
When Scott City started its latest round of annual alcohol compliance checks at city businesses in November, Police chief Don Cobb didn't expect such a bad outcome. The first time city police and state alcohol control agents sent a minor out to purchase alcohol at businesses in the city, only 40 percent passed the test...
Stores see steady stream, not mad rush, of customers in return lines (12/27/05)
Despite tougher return policies at many local stores, few people had problems returning or exchanging anything too small, too big or unwanted, area stores said Monday. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, most area stores opened their doors expecting a rush of people returning and exchanging their holiday gifts. Instead they encountered a steady stream of people all day...
Local residents helped save the river, will help determine its future (12/27/05)
Serious efforts to protect the Cache River began in the early 1980s as a reaction to plans to drain the remaining swamps. Residents took up the cause, and decisions were made to preserve the area, said Laura Keefer of the Illinois State Water Survey. The state water survey office became involved to help document the area...
Improved Cache flow (12/27/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- The internationally recognized Cache River swamps and marshes sit at the junction of four dramatically different geological areas. Efforts to protect the wetlands from manmade damage bring together some equally divergent groups of humans...
Hybrid vehicles change fire rescue tactics (12/27/05)
In recent months, both career and noncareer fire departments in Southeast Missouri have been trained on risks involved and tactics used during hybrid vehicle rescues. In the same way that airbags changed rescue tactics several years ago, hybrid vehicles and newer technologies require different approaches to extricating people after an accident, said Cape Girardeau fire battalion chief Mark Hasheider...
Region/state digest 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Police investigate shooting incident at Cairo CAIRO, Ill. -- The Illinois State Police are working with the Cairo Police Department to investigate a shooting that occurred at 2:16 a.m. Sunday. The incident occurred in the street at the intersection of Fourth and Commercial streets. Four people were injured, one seriously. Anyone with information is asked to call either the Illinois State Police at (618) 845-3740 or the Cairo Police Department at (618) 734-2131...
Community briefs 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Cape Girardeau County Republican Women meet The Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club will meet at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 6 at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. Missouri House Speaker, Rod Jetton will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact club president Cindie Jeter Yanow at 651-1332. For information on joining this organization, contact membership chair Janet Ludwig at 243-8366...
Troops receive videos and telephone cards from their families at Christmas (12/27/05)
Live video greetings went out to soldiers and civilians Thursday in the second consecutive year of "Heralds to Heroes," a collaborative effort by the American Red Cross, MedAssets Supply Chain Systems of Cape Girardeau and the use of a software program, VIDITalk, now supported by the local chapter of the American Red Cross...
Military news 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Glueck graduates from recruit training...
Cape Girardeau Public Library announces its January calendar (12/27/05)
Library closings include Jan. 1 and 2, and Jan. 16, for the New Year and Martin Luther King Jr. holidays. n 7 p.m. Jan. 9, "Dramatic Monologues" will be presented by participants at the Poetry Coffee House at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Published or original works are welcome; come to read or just enjoy...
'Pie Man' retiring from law duties (12/27/05)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Sgt. Linn Windle retires Jan. 1 after 27 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He's looking forward to it, he said: more time to bake pies. In the past five years, he has baked more than 1,200 pies. Three hundred this year. Oatmeal crumb apple, strawberry rhubarb, and gooseberry -- "for the natives," he said -- are his favorites. ...
Overuse of pain pills can harm health (12/27/05)
WASHINGTON -- Feel like popping a couple of extra Tylenol for those aches and pains? Think again. Accidentally taking too much acetaminophen can lead to acute liver failure. Acetaminophen bottles currently recommend that adults take no more than 4,000 milligrams a day. Just a doubling of the maximum daily dose can be enough to kill, warns Dr. Anne Larson of the University of Washington Medical Center...
Bitter debate expected over bid to deny citizenship to U.S.-born illegal immigrants (12/27/05)
NEW YORK -- A proposal to change long-standing federal policy and deny citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants on U.S. soil ran aground this month in Congress, but it is sure to resurface -- kindling bitter debate even if it fails to become law...
Bush hopes for better year in 2006 after tough setbacks (12/27/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, bruised by months of setbacks, enters the new year hoping to win congressional battles over tax cuts and immigration, get rebellious Republicans back in step and nurture a new democracy in Iraq -- the make-or-break issue of his legacy...
Entitlements now almost half of federal spending (12/27/05)
WASHINGTON -- Three growing entitlement programs consumed nearly half of all federal spending in 2004, and budget analysts expect them to make up an even bigger share in the future. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid accounted for more than $1 trillion in the 2004 budget year, according to the Consolidated Federal Funds Report being released Tuesday by the Census Bureau...
Top Taliban leader threatens attacks; Afghanistan says militia is weakening (12/27/05)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A top Taliban commander said more than 200 rebel fighters were willing to become suicide attackers against U.S. forces and their allies -- a claim dismissed as propaganda Monday by Afghanistan's government, which said the hardline militia was weakening...
216,000 dead or missing (12/27/05)
At least 216,000 people were killed or disappeared in the tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004, according to an assessment by The Associated Press of government and credible relief agency figures in the dozen countries affected. The United Nations puts its total at 223,492 dead and missing, but notes that some figures are still being updated and that some countries haven't always distinguished between those killed and those not accounted for. ...
Nation/world 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Police search for motive after man kills 4, himself FAIRFAX, Va. -- Police said Monday that a Virginia man who killed four people, then himself, on Christmas Day had a history of mental problems. Still, police were trying to determine a motive for the rampage. ...
World unites in grief one year after tsunami (12/27/05)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Muhammad Yani stood on the roof of a mosque, watching the tsunami's churning waters surge past, roiling with people and debris. "I was not afraid at the time," said Yani, 35, who later found out he had lost his parents and younger brother to the waves. "I was more aware than ever that my soul belonged to Allah."...
Hawks win showdown with Braves (12/27/05)
Kelly's Spencer Ayers scored 35 points to lead the Hawks in a 77-66 victory against Scott County Central on Monday night in the final game of the first round in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center. The Hawks, seeded No. 9, avenged a 75-66 loss to Scott County Central in the Oran Invitational during the first two weeks of the season...
Panthers post first upset in Christmas tourney (12/27/05)
Five Meadow Heights players hit 3-pointers and finished with 14 in capturing the first upset of the 61st annual Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament -- an 82-71 win over No. 7 Scott City on Monday at the Show Me Center. This was the first opening round win at the tournament for the Panthers under coach Tom Brown, who is in his fifth year at Meadow Heights (6-2). The No. 10 Panthers will face No. 2 Jackson at 6 p.m. today in the quarterfinal round...
Central completes first session with blowout win vs. Woodland (12/27/05)
Central used a 44-4 first-half run to hammer Woodland 82-28 in the first round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show-Me Center on Monday. What started as a 6-6 first-quarter tie turned into a 50-10 halftime lead for the fourth-seeded Tigers (6-3). The scoring spree included three straight 3s by sophomore Adrian Cox to end the first quarter and a highlight-reel alley-oop from Jajuan Bell to Darnell Wilks to start the second quarter...
Perryville falls to South Iron (12/27/05)
The Perryville boys basketball team couldn't overcome a 20-point halftime deficit and lost to South Iron 74-58 in the first round of the Park Hills Christmas Tournament on Monday. The Pirates (0-6) will continue bracket play at 1 p.m. today. Tyler Bauwens led Perryville with 17 points. Michael Fritsche had 15 and Rick Dunn added 10...
Pirates eliminated from Visitation tourney (12/27/05)
The Perryville girls basketball team was eliminated from the Visitation Tournament with a 49-47 loss to St. Charles West on Monday. Perryville (3-5) was outscored 16-8 in the third quarter. Amber Hacker led the Pirates with 14 points, and Krista Miesner added 11 points...
College basketball rankings 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
MEN's AP TOP 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:...
Surprise: Bears earn playoff bye (12/27/05)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Not too long ago, the notion seemed, to be kind, farfetched. The playoffs? Yeah, right. The Chicago Bears were 1-3 after losing at Cleveland in early October. "There was no doubt in anyone's mind we had the personnel to do it," Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said after Sunday's 24-17 victory at Green Bay...
Vitt: I'm the one to blame (12/27/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Interim coach or not, the buck stops at Joe Vitt's door. The St. Louis Rams' fill-in leader blames himself for not keeping the 5-10 team in contention. On Monday, two days after the Rams lost to the lowly 49ers for their sixth setback in seven games, that was the theme of his news conference...
Williams sets record in Memphis win (12/27/05)
DETROIT -- DeAngelo Williams set an NCAA record with his 34th 100-yard rushing game and scored three touchdowns, leading Memphis to a 38-31 victory over Akron in the Motor City Bowl on Monday. Williams ran for 233 yards on 30 carries and finished his career with 6,021 yards rushing -- trailing only Ron Dayne, Ricky Williams and Tony Dorsett in Division I-A history -- and an NCAA-record 7,568 all-purpose yards...
Patriots roll in final Monday Night Football game on ABC (12/27/05)
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Mike Vrabel to lead the New England Patriots in a 31-21 victory against the New York Jets. The game ended a 36-year run of Monday Night Football on ABC. SUNDAY Bears 24, Packers 17 After Brett Favre's 56-yard completion to Donald Driver put Green Bay at the Chicago 35 with less than a minute remaining, Favre's fourth-down heave was picked off by Chris Harris as time expired...
Millwood reportedly will join Rangers (12/27/05)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Free agent pitcher Kevin Millwood reached a preliminary agreement Monday on a $60 million, five-year contract with Texas, giving the Rangers the legitimate No. 1 starter they have been seeking. Texas can void the fifth year of the deal if Millwood doesn't pitch a certain number of innings in earlier years of the contract. Millwood is expected to undergo a physical today in Texas, and the deal likely will be finalized Wednesday...
Stars goalie gets 2 assists in 6-1 victory (12/27/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Dallas goalie Johan Hedberg recorded two assists and made 25 saves to lead the Stars to a 6-1 victory win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Hedberg, who got the start while Marty Turco stayed in Dallas with the flu, is the first goalie to have a multipoint game since Colorado's Patrick Roy had two assists against Nashville on Dec. 29, 2000...
Mexican grocery store to open in Cape (12/27/05)
As the wife and stepdaughter of Hispanic Americans, Maria Sevilla began to notice something five years ago about Hispanics living in Cape Girardeau -- they were driving to places like St. Louis and Anna, Ill., to buy authentic Mexican groceries. "I thought it would be good for us to have a place where they could get what they want from here," said Sevilla...
Many unhappy returns: Customers face tighter return policies (12/27/05)
Shoppers wanting to return those unwanted gifts to stores may be in for some irritating surprises this week as they face stores with increasingly restrictive return policies, including unexpected restocking fees, fewer days to return items and checking a "blacklist" of "serial returners" prior to a refund...
People on the move 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Local IAAP members attend convention Sixteen members of the Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals attended the IAAP International Convention and Education Forum in Denver, Colo., in July. While in Denver, members attended seminars given by world-renowned speakers and met with administrative professionals from all over the world. The Girardot Chapter, which has 47 members, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 7...
Administrator at Lutheran Home to retire after 27 years (12/27/05)
When Janice Unger became administrator in 1979, the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau was a small, 120-bed assisted-care facility for the area's senior citizens. This week, when Unger retires after 27 years, she'll be leaving behind a retirement community campus with nearly 400 beds, as well as Medicare and Alzheimer's special care units, 50 independent living duplexes, 87 apartments, adult day care, a home-health unit and hospice services...
Record companies gamble on digital labels (12/27/05)
LOS ANGELES -- In 1978, Devo frontman Gerald Casale spotted his band's debut LP in a record store bin for the first time. He was struck by an undeniable thought: the band had made it. "It's what you've been busting your butt for and finally, it happens," Casale said...
Business memo 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Hospital's cancer program receives accreditation The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its three-year approval with commendation to the cancer program at Southeast Missouri Hospital. This is the highest approval that can be given. ...
Tom Scherer (12/27/05)
Thomas Joseph "Tom" Scherer, 62, of Anniston, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 6, 1943, in Benton, Mo., son of Cletus Charles and Celeste Amelia Enderle Scherer. He and Kay Peters were married Oct. 10, 1966...
Gary Repp (12/27/05)
Gary Shannon Repp, 33, of Oak Ridge died Dec. 23, 2005, at his home. Repp was born on Jan. 2, 1972, at Fort Gorden, Ga., to Gary Charles and Sarabeth Ann Simmons Repp. He was a member of the Sedgewickville Baptist Church. Repp served in the 1140th Perryville Unit of the Army National Guard as a heavy equipment operator...
Mary Scruggs (12/27/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Ellen Scruggs, 101, of Mounds died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Scruggs was born Oct. 21, 1904, in Pulaski County, Ill., to George and Minnie Carlock Scruggs. For 38 years she taught at the Mounds Grade School...
Brenda Griffey (12/27/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Brenda Griffey, 61, of Anna, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Union County Hospital. She was born March 12, 1944, in Anna, daughter of Faye Wheaton and Delbert Childers. Griffey married Tom Griffey on March 15, 1963, in Elgin, Ill. Griffey is survived by her husband; two daughters, Dena Stojan of Genoa, Ill., Lisa Loewe of Necedah, Wis.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Leo Childers of Dongola, Mo., and Leon Childers of Plato Center, Ill.; and a sister, Ada Newby of Plato Center...
Wilma Dumey (12/27/05)
ALTON, Ill. -- Wilma Adele Dumey, 85, of Alton, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005. She was born Jan, 23, 1920, at Nowata, Okla., daughter of William Jennings Bryan and Anna Miller Taylor. She and Fred J. Dumey were married in 1940 in Sikeston, Mo. He died in February 1980...
Delmar Mattingly (12/27/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Delmar C. Mattingly, 79, of Perryville died Dec. 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mattingly was born March 5, 1926, to Fred and Lerene Nifong Mattingly in Perry County, Mo. He married Beatrice Brewer, who died in 1975...
William Swan (12/27/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- William Roger Swan, 55, of Leadwood and formerly of Glenallen, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at the Parkland Health Center in Farmington. He was born Dec. 14, 1950, to Carrel William and Wathena Rea Swan near Glenallen. He worked as a machinist for Diesel Re-builders in St. Louis and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church...
Leema Burns (12/27/05)
Leema E. Burns, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, at Flat River, Mo., daughter of Simon and Ada Huffman Benton. She and George W. Burns were marrried May 29, 1954, at Cape Girardeau. He died March 31, 1991...
Mildred Titlebaum (12/27/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Mildred Titlebaum, 86, of Cobden died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at the City Care Center in Cobden. Titlebaum was born Feb. 15, 1919, in Chicago. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cobden Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating...
Elvie Lambert (12/27/05)
Elvie E. Lambert, nee Clifton, age 88, of Cahokia, Ill., and formerly of Lutesville, Mo., died on Dec. 25, 2005, at Collinsville, Ill. Mrs. Lambert was born Oct. 17, 1917 at Lutesville, and married Evan E. Lambert Nov. 24, 1939. She was a member of the General Baptist faith and taught Sunday school classes for many years...
Cape police reports 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
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Out of the past 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 27, 1980 County court officials still haven't decided whether they will appeal the decision of a St. Francois County Circuit Court which awarded damages to three defendants in the Allenville bridge trial on Dec. 17; the jury awarded a total of $14,000 in damages, ruling in effect, that the old truss bridge collapsed on April 14, 1977, as a result of improper maintenance by the county court...
Test standards (12/27/05)
Next month Missouri's State Board of Education will consider recommendations from about 100 educators and residents, who met earlier this month, regarding the way the state grades its Missouri Assessment Program tests. In some cases, the recommended changes would increase the number of students who attain "proficient" or "advanced" scores in some areas. ...
Speak Out 12/27/05 (12/27/05)
Created beings; One at a time; Don't back down; Keep up the fight; Constant vigilance; Minority differences; Thanks for credit card; Varieties of lying; Thanks for help; Successful combination; Bloomfield project; Giving up liberty; Paid for days worked; Table manners; Courteous behavior; Tolls on Bloomfield; Thanks, mail carriers
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