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Chinese students mark new year studying at Southeast (01/30/06)
Traditionally the Chinese spend New Year's day with family members. But for about 20 Southeast Missouri State University students from China, their New Year celebrations were spent at the China Palace restaurant in Cape Girardeau on Sunday. This was the first year Xia Liwei spent his New Year's away from his family. Liwei, 20, is from the southern part of China and is attending his second semester at Southeast...
Authorities: Risco woman remains missing (01/30/06)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Southeast Missouri Major Case Squad, Missouri State Highway Patrol, New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and local authorities are continuing the investigation of a Risco woman missing since Wednesday morning...
Uptown Jackson awaits word on historic status (01/30/06)
Jackson's uptown historic district committee chairman was hoping the city's uptown would be approved for the National Register of Historic Places on Friday -- but it didn't happen. Now it may be a matter of days before the uptown receives a place on the registry...
Bullying billy goat hardly phased by Taser (01/30/06)
ROUND O, S.C. -- A normally pleasant billy goat turned gruff and, for his troubles, was zapped three times with a Taser gun. Dodge the billy goat snapped a leash and charged at neighbor Dawn Pinette, knocking her to the ground Wednesday in this community about 35 miles west of Charleston. ...
GOP lawmakers say Bush should disclose Abramoff contact records (01/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers said Sunday that President Bush should publicly disclose White House contacts with Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to felony charges in an influence-peddling case. Releasing the records would help eliminate suspicions that Abramoff, who helped raise more than $100,000 for Bush's re-election campaign, had undue influence on the White House, the Republicans said...
Results from last week's online poll 1/30/06 (01/30/06)
University to convert church into alumni, foundation offices (01/30/06)
Southeast Missouri State University bought the First Baptist Church property on Broadway nearly three years ago. Since then, it's converted the church's education building into a business innovation center and the church activities building into a student recreation center...
Boys among men (01/30/06)
Boys will be boys, but sometimes they act and get punished as men. Next month, two teenage boys face that possibility when they are scheduled to be sentenced for a Cape Girardeau armed robbery last summer. Depending on certain recommendations and the court's discretion, they could either go to a rehabilitation center for youths in Montgomery City, Mo., or face 10 years at an adult prison...
Drug sting in Sikeston results in arrest of two men (01/30/06)
Sikeston Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- A joint bi-state drug investigation led to the arrest of two men for the distribution of crack-cocaine Thursday in Sikeston. Vincent Mark Gray, 25, of Carbondale, Ill., and Leonard LaSean Phillips of Charleston, Mo., were arrested during a "buy-bust operation" at 12:26 p.m. Thursday at the South Point Shopping Center in Sikeston, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety director Drew Juden. Officers seized two ounces of crack-cocaine...
Humane Society fund-raiser gives animal lovers a virtual trip to Rome (01/30/06)
The "Stray Cat Strut," event to benefit The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri promises guests the adventure of being transported to Rome without leaving the Bavarian Halle in Fruitland. The Roman-themed dinner dance is a salute to Rome, which cares for and feeds an estimated stray cat population of about 300,000 (estimated by the City of Rome's Animals' Rights Office). ...
Community briefs 1/30/06 (01/30/06)
Miss Valentine's Day Pageant set for Feb. 4 The Miss Valentine's Day Pageant will be held Feb. 4 at the community center in Bernie, Mo. All proceeds will benefit Paige Thomason, a contestant in the Miss Missouri USA 2007 pageant, to be held this December. ...
Youth group and American Red Cross donate defibrillators to local schools (01/30/06)
Automatic external defibrillators can be used by anyone with a minimal amount of training to help someone whose heart has stopped. Cape Girardeau Central High School and South Elementary in Jackson now each have one. The Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross and the Junior American Red Cross/Modern Woodmen Youth group partnered to raise money for the purchase of the defibrillators, valued at $1,695 each...
Military news 1/30/06 (01/30/06)
Area man completes Marine Corps training...
Thrivent Financial donates to Trinity Lutheran school (01/30/06)
Trinity Lutheran School recently received a donation from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for $36,831. The donation is made possible through the Thrivent Giving Plus program, a fraternal program that supplements Thrivent Financial member financial gifts to Lutheran schools, colleges, seminaries, social service ministries, camps, campus ministries and independent Lutheran organizations and institutions...
Benefits of selling MOHELA clear, but costs are less tangible (01/30/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A generation ago, when a college education cost just a fraction of what it does today, students nonetheless faced a problem getting financial aid. Simply put, the supply of student loans was not keeping up with the demand. So many states, Missouri included, created quasi-governmental student loan authorities. Their mission was to buy student loans from the originating banks, giving the banks the capital needed to make more student loans...
Talent has $4.66 million ahead of November vote (01/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Facing a tough re-election challenge this year, Sen. Jim Talent built his campaign war chest to a formidable $4.66 million in the closing months of 2005. Talent, R-Mo., hauled in about $1.1 million from Oct. 1 to the end of the year, according to a report due to be filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission...
Putting names to the faces: Museum's historical photos get identified (01/30/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tucked inside museum archive folders for years, their stories waited only for the right moment to be told. Now, one memory at a time, longtime residents of the Ozarks have been resurrecting the people, the dates, the places and the stories contained in dozens of black-history photographs...
Digital spin cycle: Risky photographic fad produces striking pictures (01/30/06)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- It's all about the ... SPIN. Camera tossing is the latest craze in digital photography and may even qualify as an extreme sport. Like most TV commercials for prescription drugs, this article may be as much disclaimer as anything else...
Volunteers look for the homeless who 'disappear' in the suburbs (01/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Christine Hall doesn't fit most people's idea of homelessness. She works at a Subway restaurant in O'Fallon. But the 24-year-old Hall was evicted Jan. 16 from her home in St. Charles when she couldn't keep up with the rent. Since then, she and her 1-year-old son, David, have been homeless, moving from one cheap motel to another...
Battle brewing over direct wine shipments (01/30/06)
CHICAGO -- As Lynfred Winery's marketing chief, Christina Andersen-Heller very well may raise a glass to how far the suburban Chicago business has come in its 27 years. The maker of 76,000 gallons of wine a year lures global guests, has about 5,000 wine club members and two sister stores...
'Puppy mill' reputation dogs Missouri, breeders (01/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While animal advocates say Missouri has a reputation as the worst "puppy mill" state in the country, those responsible for inspecting commercial dog breeders say they are doing the best they can with a small staff and budget. The U.S. ...
Salons hoping to help victims of domestic abuse (01/30/06)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Kaci Horstman knows that people tend to talk in beauty shops and salons. As a stylist for more than seven years, Horstman sometimes becomes an impromptu therapist as women will tell their darkest secrets. And that's why she thinks the "Cut it out" campaign is such a good idea to fight domestic abuse...
Offers to help Katrina victims went unused, documents show (01/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of available trucks, boats, planes and federal officers were unused in search and rescue efforts immediately after Hurricane Katrina hit because FEMA failed to give them missions, new documents show. Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency called off its search and rescue operations in Louisiana three days after the Aug. 29 storm because of security issues, according to an internal FEMA e-mail given to Senate investigators...
Mother accused of smothering 3 children left note; family priest says she has 'tremendous remorse' (01/30/06)
DE QUEEN, Ark. -- A mother accused of smothering her three young children left notes that officials say could help determine what led to the killings, and her priest said Sunday that she had expressed "tremendous remorse." Paula Eleazar Mendez, 43, was in a county jail Sunday after being treated at a hospital for swallowing a toxic substance...
President to promote fuel-saving technologies in State of the Union speech (01/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Trying to calm anxieties about soaring energy costs, President Bush is using his State of the Union address this week to focus on a package of energy of proposals aimed at bringing fuel-saving technologies out of the lab and into use. In Bush's vision, drivers will stop at hydrogen stations and fill their fuel-cell cars with the pollution-free fuel. Or they would power their engines with ethanol made from trash or corn. More Americans would run their lights at home on solar power...
Blast wounds ABC journalists in Iraq (01/30/06)
NEW YORK -- ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously injured Sunday when the Iraqi Army vehicle they were traveling in was attacked with an explosive device. Both journalists suffered head injuries, and Woodruff also has broken bones. They were in stable condition following surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Iraq, and were being evacuated to medical facilities in Germany, ABC News President David Westin said Sunday night...
Certificates lure illegal immigrants to Tennessee (01/30/06)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's driving certificate for illegal immigrants isn't valid as a form of ID, but people are paying hundreds of dollars on the black market and traveling hundreds of miles to get one. Tennessee has issued more than 51,000 certificates since it became the first state to offer them in July 2004, but not every certificate has gone to someone living there...
Felons and parolees banned from guns still get hunting tags (01/30/06)
HELENA, Mont. -- Hundreds of people barred from having guns because they are felons on parole or probation are still able to get hunting licenses in Montana with no questions asked, an Associated Press investigation found. Montana may not be alone. While nearly all states ban felons from possessing guns, only a handful -- including Rhode Island and Maine -- keep them from receiving hunting permits, and just a few others -- such as Illinois and Massachusetts -- require hunters to show both a hunting license and a firearms license.. ...
Second West Virginia miner killed in underground fire buried (01/30/06)
MAN, W.Va. -- Two coal trucks covered in black ribbons and wreaths led the funeral procession on Sunday for Don I. "Rizzle" Bragg, one of two West Virginia coal miners killed following a fire deep underground earlier this month. The service was held at the Man High School field house because no other building in the southwestern small town could hold the several hundred mourners. Dozens of supporters held signs with messages such as "West Virginia loves our coal miners."...
Lawmaker calls for official status for humuhumunukunukuapuaa (01/30/06)
HONOLULU -- Everyone thought the humuhumunukunukuapuaa was Hawaii's state fish. As it turns out, the brightly colored fish with the excessively long name has been dethroned. The news shook the world of Rep. Blake Oshiro, who found out the designation was no longer official from Joel Itomura, a 6-year-old fish-loving son of a friend and constituent...
Polish authorities abandon hope of finding survivors of roof collapse (01/30/06)
KATOWICE, Poland -- Rescuers abandoned hope Sunday of finding survivors beneath the wreckage of an exhibition hall that collapsed, killing 66 people, and authorities were bringing in heavy equipment to demolish what little remained of the building. The structure collapsed Saturday afternoon with an estimated 500 people inside, attending a pigeon racing exhibition. The last person rescued alive from the building was pulled out less than five hours later...
U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan announces plans for new protest at Bush's ranch during Venezuelan visit (01/30/06)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Cindy Sheehan, who gained international fame when she camped outside President Bush's ranch in an anti-war protest, plans to pitch her tent again, Venezuela's president said Sunday as he urged activists worldwide to help bring down "the U.S. empire."...
Saddam Hussein's trial degenerates into chaos on debut of new, tough judge (01/30/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A new judge cracked down Sunday in a chaotic session of Saddam Hussein's trial, ordering a co-defendant and a lawyer expelled from the courtroom. The entire defense team left in protest and Saddam was escorted out after a shouting match in which he yelled, "Down with America!"...
Bombs strike Christian targets in Iraq amid fresh warnings of sectarian tensions (01/30/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Car bombs exploded in quick succession Sunday near four Christian churches and the office of the Vatican envoy, killing three people and raising new concerns about sectarian tensions. At least 17 other people were killed in other violence around the country...
Israel says no talks until Hamas renounces violence (01/30/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's acting prime minister on Sunday ruled out contacts with a Palestinian government led by Hamas unless the Islamic group renounces violence, and the defense minister threatened to "liquidate" militants if they attack Israelis...
A singularly odd word goes everywhere U.S. soldiers do (01/30/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In the U.S. Army, which has so many acronyms, expressions and opaque phrases that it seems to deserve its own language, there is one word that is quite possibly uttered more than any other. That word is "hooah." Pronounced HOO-ah. Alternatively spelled hua and huah...
Athletics Dept. ups its budget by 11.9 percent over two years (01/30/06)
The Southeast Missouri State football and men's basketball programs had nowhere to go but up to compete financially with Ohio Valley Conference schools in some areas after the 2002-03 school year. That year, the university ranked last in operational expenses for the two highest-profile programs...
Redhawks strive for 7th victory in a row (01/30/06)
When Southeast Missouri State beat Austin Peay on Jan. 14 at the Show Me Center, the Redhawks ended the Governors' six-game winning streak. Today, in a 5:15 p.m. tipoff at the Dunn Center in Clarksville, Tenn., the Redhawks will attempt to extend their own winning streak to seven in a row...
Road work ahead: 'Hawks hope to end two skids against Govs (01/30/06)
Southeast Missouri State will attempt to snap its six-game losing streak at a place where the Redhawks have had no success at all in recent years. The Redhawks (6-13, 3-10 Ohio Valley Conference) have lost seven straight times at Austin Peay (11-10, 6-6) heading into tonight's 7:30 tipoff in Clarksville, Tenn...
Budget numbers can be misleading (01/30/06)
If you think the numbers reported to the U.S. Department of Education for the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act reports are the gospel, you're in for a surprise. An investigative report by USA Today in October of 2005 found mistakes in more than one-third of all the Division I-A reports, which are posted on a Web site for the Department's Office of Postsecondary Education...
Federer avoids upset, wins Australian Open (01/30/06)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Always in control on the court, Roger Federer was overcome with emotion while accepting his Australian Open trophy from one of the few people he's still trying to match. The top-ranked Federer fulfilled overwhelming expectations by beating unlikely finalist Marcos Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 in Sunday's final to claim his seventh Grand Slam title and third in succession...
Seahawks arrive, find black-and-gold reception (01/30/06)
DETROIT -- The Seahawks were fortunate to arrive in Detroit one day ahead of the Steelers. It gave them an extra few hours to get used to seeing so much black and gold in the Super Bowl city. Even though the Lions' home jersey is a shade of blue close to what the Seahawks wear, the color of choice this week already appears to have a Pittsburgh hue. ...
First coach to be double-teamed? (01/30/06)
Bill Parcells failed. Dan Reeves, Dick Vermeil and Don Shula never had the chance. Now Mike Holmgren has taken a second franchise to a Super Bowl. Can he become the only coach to win with more than one team? In nearly four decades of Super Bowls, only Parcells managed to win in his first try, then come back with another club. But after victories with the Giants in 1987 and 1991, Parcells' Patriots were beaten in 1997 by the Packers...
Woods makes victorious 2006 debut with playoff win at Buick Invitational (01/30/06)
A new decade for Tiger Wood brought back some familiar images. Stalking the 18th green at Torrey Pines, he sized up the 8 feet of grass between his ball and the cup, a putt he simply had to make to get into a playoff Sunday. Then came that pounding of the fist when it dropped for birdie, matching the longest putt he made all weekend...
St. Louis trades Sillinger to Predators for forward (01/30/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The St. Louis Blues traded second-leading scorer Mike Sillinger to the Nashville Predators on Sunday night for forward Timofei Shishkanov. Sillinger, 34, led the Blues in goals, including a team-high 11 on the power play. His 41 points in 48 games were second only to Doug Weight's 44...
NL West champion Padres sign Piazza to one-year deal (01/30/06)
SAN DIEGO -- All-Star catcher Mike Piazza agreed Sunday to a $2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, giving the defending NL West champions a marquee player they think can still contribute. Piazza, 37, had been interested in signing a free-agent deal with an AL team to become a designated hitter. Instead, he'll stay in the NL and return to the West Coast for the first time since the Los Angeles Dodgers traded him to Florida in 1998...
Witherspoon, Hoffman, 'Crash' lead SAG honors (01/30/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Reese Witherspoon as singer June Carter in "Walk the Line" and Philip Seymour Hoffman as author Truman Capote in "Capote" won lead-acting awards Sunday from the Screen Actors Guild, while the ensemble drama "Crash" pulled off an upset win over Brokeback Mountain" for the overall cast award...
Companies work on brain scans as lie detectors (01/30/06)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Picture this: Your boss is threatening to fire you because he thinks you stole company property. He doesn't believe your denials. Your lawyer suggests you deny it one more time -- in a brain scanner that will show you're telling the truth...
Medical center cancer program approved (01/30/06)
The cancer program at Saint Francis Medical Center has received a three-year reaccreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. According to Nicole Thieret, account services coordinator at Saint Francis, receiving care through an accredited cancer program ensures patients will have access to comprehensive care; a multispecialty team approach to coordinate treatment; access to cancer-related information, education and support; a cancer registry that collects data on types and stages of cancers, treatment results and ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.. ...
Baseball broadcaster speaks to ad club (01/30/06)
Former KFVS12 weekend sports anchor and reporter Steve Stewart, now in his third year as a member of the Cincinnati Reds broadcasting crew, told members of the Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals about his career in broadcasting at a luncheon at Port Cape Girardeau last Tuesday...
Ag meeting to be held at Mizzou this week (01/30/06)
More than 1,500 farmers, agribusiness professionals, legislators and university personnel are expected to meet in Columbia, Mo., for the 2006 Show-Me Ag Classic this week. The sixth annual event, which includes a trade show, a panel discussion and individual group business meetings, will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus...
Greenspan ending run as Fed chair this week (01/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- It will be business as usual when Alan Greenspan wraps up his nearly two decades at the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. He'll likely raise interest rates one last time as he presides over his final meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Afterward, there will be a low-key luncheon with his colleagues and a reception for Fed staffers...
Salon and spa moving into former senior center (01/30/06)
Haircuts and manicures are coming to the old site of the Jackson Senior Center. Cutting Edge Salon and Spa is moving into the building in late February or early March, said owner Amie Glass. Glass and her husband, Neil, purchased the building at 402 E. Washington St. on Jan. 16...
People on the move 01/30/06 (01/30/06)
Area massage therapist participates in workshop Don Miles, a massage therapist at Fitness Plus in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center in Cape Girardeau, recently participated in a craniosacral therapy workshop offered by Upledger Institute Inc., a health-care organization offering continuing education courses to medical professionals. ...
Laura Hampoon (01/30/06)
Laura May Hampoon, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at her residence in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Maxine Tippett (01/30/06)
Maxine B. Tippett, 82, of Advance died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Jesse and Vallie Carlton Bollinger. She and Wright Tippett were married on Nov. 2, 1944, in Advance...
Ron Wittmer (01/30/06)
Ron Wittmer, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Dorothy Leiner (01/30/06)
Dorothy Mae Leiner, 85, of Scott City died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Three Rivers Health Care in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born on March 7, 1920, in Ancell, Mo., daughter of Herman Harrison and Dellia G. Ellis Beck. She and Henry Charles "Bud" Leiner, Jr. were married on June 27, 1939, in Fornfelt, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2003...
Mary O'Shea (01/30/06)
Mary Jane O'Shea, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after an extended illness. She was born in Cairo, Ill., on Aug. 19, 1914, the daughter of Alice Petit Stoddard and James Hatcher, who preceded her in death. She and Michael P. O'Shea Sr. were married on Oct. 16, 1942. "Big Mike" died in 1997...
Robert Frohlichstein (01/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Frohlichstein, 82, of St. Louis passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. He was born Sept. 19, 1923, at St. Louis. He was a beloved husband to the late Helen Frohlichstein; dear father of the late Julie Ann Frohlichstein; dear father of Jill (Roland) Pena; loving grandpa of Tyler and Carter Pena; dear twin brother of Richard (Mollie) Frohlichstein; dear brother of Jack Frohlichstein. Frohlichstein was a beloved uncle and great uncle and friend to many...
Eugene Drennan (01/30/06)
Eugene Hughes Drennan, 71, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at his home in West Paducah, Ky. He was born March 18, 1934, in Cape Girardeau County, the son of Henry Crayton and Ora Chapman Drennan. He and Modena May Cook were married on May 28, 1960, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1999...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/30/06 (01/30/06)
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Out of the past 1/30/06 (01/30/06)
25 years ago: Jan. 30, 1981 The season's first major winter storm dumped up to seven inches of snow on the area overnight, causing extremely hazardous driving conditions that bring on dozens of minor accidents; some area schools closed early yesterday afternoon, and all schools, with the exception of Southeast Missouri State University, are closed today...
Disaster survey (01/30/06)
The annual tax-assessment mailing received by Cape Girardeau County residents recently included a survey that could save lives in the event of a natural disaster. The voluntary survey sent to 31,787 households asks residents to list any special needs emergency personnel should know about...
Speak Out 1/30/06 (01/30/06)
Buy American; License woes; Nuisance stoplights; Bad show canceled; Two sets of laws; Republican action; Don't let it drop; Political middle ground; We're not Las Vegas; Laundry smoking; Turtle memories; Doing everything; Tactless reporting
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