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Speaker challenges students to see through rationalizations (02/13/06)
Carol Daniel wants to know what you are rationalizing in your life. Daniel, a St. Louis-based radio news anchor for KMOX, asked that question at Southeast Missouri State University on Sunday night as she spoke at the 11th annual Michael Davis Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Communication...
City shaped by black history (02/13/06)
A crime lab on Merriwether Street. A community center on Frederick Street. An office building in Jackson. From the outside, there's little evidence of the buildings' significance -- no plaques to proclaim their past, no paintings of them hanging in museums...
Lawsuits could hold key to city leadership (02/13/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Most people never give more than a passing thought, if that much, to the structure of local government. A city picks up the trash, fixes potholes and provides police and fire protection. How political architects designed a city is usually not a subject of conversation...
Interchange expected to top joint Cape, Jackson agenda (02/13/06)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson city officials plan to give updates on several major projects when they hold a joint meeting today. With funding secure for the future East Main Street/LaSalle Avenue Interchange project on Interstate 55, Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson and Jackson Mayor Paul Sander said it's time to work out the final details of the project...
Popeyes Chicken will open in Cape this year (02/13/06)
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurant will open in Cape Girardeau late this year, offering the chain restaurant's fried chicken. The restaurant will be on William Street between the Olive Garden and Panera Bread restaurants. "It will be another restaurant opportunity for the community and the surrounding area," said Bob Hahn, vice president of development for MidAmerica Hotels Corp...
Upcoming fund-raisers will benefit facilities, services for the mentally ill (02/13/06)
Southeast Missourian Proceeds for two events scheduled for March will benefit the Community Counseling Center Foundation. The semi-annual Antiques and Collectibles Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau, with an early bird pre-sale held from 8 to 9 a.m. Dealers are still being recruited...
Ayers enlists in Missouri Army National Guard (02/13/06)
Community briefs 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
Reunion set for former Thorngate employees Employees of the former Thorngate Ltd. manufacturing plant in Chaffee, Mo., will gather for their 10th annual reunion at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Ryan's Steak House in Cape Girardeau. All former employees are invited and urged to attend...
Oran branch 'New Friends of the Library' holds meeting (02/13/06)
The Oran branch of the Riverside Regional Library recently met and elected officers for the "New Friends of the Library" group. The Jackson Branch of the "New Friends of the Library," a not-for-profit 501(c)3 group of volunteers who raise money to fund library needs, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Regional Library, 204 S. Union St., Jackson...
Heifer International presents workshop at First Presbyterian (02/13/06)
A free workshop will be presented by Heifer International, a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance and sustainability, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at First Presbyterian Church, 235 Broadway, Cape Girardeau...
Stunning Democratic victory offers lessons in local political scenes (02/13/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A campaign flier showed him pushing a big round bale of hay past an onlooking cow. His red-and-white signs featured farm animals -- a horse, sheep and pig -- absent the Democratic Party donkey. As a longtime veterinarian in the state's second-leading cattle county, Charles "Doc" Dake rode his rural credentials to a stunning victory last week in Lawrence County, becoming only the second Democrat there in 70 years to win a state House race...
Study shows new treatment may ease breathing for asthma, chronic bronchitis sufferers (02/13/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A two-drug treatment may one day help restore healthy breathing in those with asthma and chronic bronchitis, according to a study at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Michael Holtzman and other researchers found that some cells lining the air passages of the lungs transform into another cell type in mice and humans with those disorders, leading to the overproduction of mucus in the airways...
Self-supporting: Military spouses band together when needed (02/13/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For Dawn Eckel of south Kansas City, little was quiet on the home front after her husband left for Iraq in 2004. The refrigerator quit. The furnace stopped working -- in January. The lawnmower broke -- in April. At some point the roof started leaking. All this was before she suffered a heart attack in June...
Two killed, one escapes house fire in Pittsburg (02/13/06)
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Authorities on Sunday were investigating the cause of a weekend house fire that killed two people. The fire was reported about 2:35 a.m. Saturday, police said. Firefighters said flames were visible from a window and roof when they arrived. The fire department was on the scene until 11:32 a.m...
Three inmates remain at large from Cook Co. jail (02/13/06)
CHICAGO -- A midnight breakout from the Cook County Jail sparked a manhunt for six dangerous fugitives Sunday and raised questions about a shortage of guards at the 10,000-inmate jail. The inmates overpowered guards and escaped from a special unit for the most incorrigible inmates...
Towanda man has collected thousands of Indian artifacts (02/13/06)
TOWANDA, Ill. -- There's a point to the hobby that Lyle Merritt has enjoyed for more than 50 years. Merritt, 76, has been collecting arrowheads, ax heads and other American Indian artifacts since he was a boy on his way to fish in Money Creek near his native Towanda...
Report: Government-wide failings to blame for Katrina response (02/13/06)
WASHINGTON -- Unheeded warnings, poor planning and apathy in recognizing the scope of Hurricane Katrina's destruction led to the slow emergency response from the White House down to local parishes, a House investigation concludes. The 600-page report by a special Republican-dominated House inquiry into one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history concluded the federal government's response to Katrina was marked by "fecklessness, flailing and organizational paralysis."...
Northeast blanketed by record snowfall (02/13/06)
NEW YORK -- A record-breaking storm buried sections of the Northeast under more than 2 feet of snow on Sunday, marooning thousands of air travelers and making even a walk to the corner store treacherous. The National Weather Service said 26.9 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park, the most for a single storm since record-keeping started in 1869. The old record was 26.4 inches in December 1947...
Storm disrupts travel along Atlantic Seaboard (02/13/06)
NEW YORK -- Thousands of travelers were stranded after Sunday's fierce snowstorm canceled flights, halted trains and kept road crews struggling to keep up with blowing snow in the Northeast. But the weekend storm allowed more people to stay at home so officials could focus on returning transportation systems to normal before the regular work week began...
Finding unbiased jury for Moussaoui death penalthy trial proves no easy task (02/13/06)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the death penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui are searching for the perfect jury, poring through hundreds of questionnaires from potential jurors and looking for clues to their perceptions of the case...
Key lawmaker questions value of domestic surveillance program (02/13/06)
WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee chairman on Sunday questioned the value of President Bush's secret eavesdropping program, saying al-Qaida undoubtedly has changed its means of communication to avoid Washington's monitoring. Bush said two weeks ago in his State of the Union address that the program of monitoring calls and e-mail between the United States and suspected terrorist associates overseas "remains essential to the security of America." But Rep. ...
Web pages offer glimpses into shattered lives (02/13/06)
BOSTON -- It's like countless Internet photo albums: An adorable baby girl aglow at Christmas, at her baptism, in a skunk costume for Halloween -- joined in some frames by one or both of her smiling parents. Those pictures of Lillian Rose Entwistle, now heart-wrenching, have a far broader audience than the friends and family for whom they were intended, after she and her mother were slain and her father charged with killing them. ...
'Jaws' author Benchley dies at age 65 (02/13/06)
NEW YORK -- Peter Benchley, whose novel "Jaws" made millions think twice about stepping into the water even as the author himself became an advocate for the conservation of sharks, has died at age 65, his widow said Sunday. Wendy Benchley, married to the author for 41 years, said he died Saturday night at their home in Princeton, N.J. The cause of death, she said, was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and fatal scarring of the lungs...
Cheney accidentally shoots fellow quail hunter in Texas (02/13/06)
WASHINGTON -- The honor of hunting with the vice president of the United States turned into a medical emergency for a Texas attorney. Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney who has long been active in GOP politics in Texas, was rushed to the hospital after Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot him in the face and chest when aiming for a quail...
World briefs 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
Archaeologists discover huge tomb in Greece; Lawyer says Saddam won't go on hunger strike; Israel urges world to remain firm against Hamas
Haitian election official alleges 'manipulation' in vote results (02/13/06)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A member of Haiti's electoral council said results of the presidential elections were being manipulated, echoing complaints by throngs of supporters of Rene Preval, who poured into the streets on Sunday with angry allegations of fraud...
Iran rejects accusations it inflamed violence over prophet caricatures, demands apology (02/13/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The Iranian government on Sunday rejected an accusation by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that it has fanned violent protests over caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad and demanded an apology, saying that could reduce growing tension...
Shiites in Iraq choose incumbent al-Jaafari for prime minister (02/13/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite lawmakers Sunday chose incumbent Ibrahim al-Jaafari to be Iraq's new prime minister, endorsing the physician and longtime exile for a second term by a single vote -- thanks in large part to support by a radical anti-U.S. faction...
Gymnasts drop dual on the road (02/13/06)
CHICAGO -- The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team had a two-dual winning streak snapped Saturday night at 30th-ranked Illinois-Chicago, falling 194.200-191.725. Southeast, which finished higher than third in only one event, fell to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the Midwest Independent Conference...
Burton wins pole for Sunday's Daytona 500 (02/13/06)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Burton picked a great time to grab his first NASCAR pole in more than five years. Burton outran 57 other competitors Sunday to earn the top starting spot for the Feb. 19 Daytona 500, his third career pole and first since fall 2000 in Richmond, Va. Burton's fast lap of 189.151 mph on a chilly day at Daytona International Speedway was the fastest qualifying run on the 2.5-mile, high-banked oval since Dale Jarrett's 191.091 in February 2000...
Ripe Tomato: U.S. picks up gold with snowboarder Shaun White (02/13/06)
BARDONECCHIA, Italy -- The Flying Tomato got his gold. Redheaded snowboarding superstar Shaun White punked the competition on the halfpipe Sunday, beating out teammate Danny Kass to win the Olympic gold medal that so many expected him to get. "I'm a little overwhelmed right now. I can't explain it," White said after a tearful celebration with his parents at the bottom of the hill...
MU wins matchup of interim coaches with Kansas State (02/13/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri players were thinking about Quin Snyder in their first game without their former coach. Marshall Brown led a balanced attack with 18 points Sunday as Missouri beat Kansas State 74-71 to end a six-game losing streak two days after Snyder resigned. Jimmy McKinney added 16 points and Kevin Young 14 for the Tigers (11-11, 4-7)...
Brooks helps 'inferior' NFC to 23-17 victory (02/13/06)
HONOLULU -- Derrick Brooks was just happy to be on the winning side for a change in the Pro Bowl. Being selected the game's outstanding player was a bonus. Brooks and the NFC's solid defense gave the NFL's so-called inferior conference something to feel good about Sunday, making the big plays in a sloppy 23-17 victory in a game that featured 10 turnovers -- six by the favored AFC...
Tigers players speak; Snyder remains silent (02/13/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri players are adamant: Quin Snyder did not bail out on them. "I know he didn't quit," point guard Jason Horton said Sunday. "I know he's not that type of person. I know that." Snyder's resignation was made official Sunday morning and the Tigers played their first game without him later that day, beating Kansas State 74-71 to end a six-game losing streak. Snyder still hasn't talked publicly about his departure after nearly seven seasons at the school...
Oberholser claims first PGA Tour victory at Pebble Beach Pro-Am (02/13/06)
Arron Oberholser was shaky down the stretch Sunday until a big break turned into an unlikely birdie, allowing him to coast the final three holes Sunday and win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. Oberholser enjoyed a proud, peaceful walk up the 18th fairway on his way to an even-par 72 and a five-shot victory, matching the largest margin in the 77-year history of the tournament. ...
Fresh start: Rolen eager to put shoulder injury behind (02/13/06)
ST. LOUIS -- At the St. Louis Cardinals' recent Winter Warmup, Scott Rolen responded to a question about his surgically repaired shoulder with a flippant, "Which one?" The All-Star third baseman was joking, of course. Last year was a nightmare season after the latest freak injury to derail his career, an early May baserunning collision with Dodgers first baseman Hee-Seop Choi. ...
Illinois suffers 69-53 loss to Ohio State (02/13/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio --Jamar Butler scored 22 points, Terence Dials had 19 and 15 rebounds and Je'Kel Foster 18 points to lead No. 19 Ohio State to a 69-53 victory over No. 10 Illinois on Sunday. A year after ruining top-ranked Illinois' perfect, 29-0 season on Matt Sylvester's 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left, the Buckeyes relied on their outside marksmanship and Dials' muscle inside to win their fourth game in a row and remain in a virtual tie for first place in the Big Ten...
St. Louis prevails 5-4 in another shootout (02/13/06)
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Dennis Wideman scored the only goal in the shootout and Lee Stempniak added two goals in regulation to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Sunday. Keith Tkachuk and Jay McClement also scored in regulation for St. Louis, which improved to 5-1-1 since trading Doug Weight...
Sports briefs 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
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Entrepreneur gives invention to Southeast business class (02/13/06)
Aspiring inventors and business leaders at Southeast Missouri State University have been given an opportunity to learn what it's like to be a part of the competitive world of marketing. And it's all thanks to one man and his creation -- a creation that might take the fuss and muss out of Christmas tree lights...
People on the move (02/13/06)
Ilena Aslin, Missouri's 2002 Auxilian of the Year, and Jim Dufek, a professor in the Department of Communications at Southeast Missouri State University, have been appointed to the board of trustees at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Aslin replaces Mary Burton, who is now director of the Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation. ...
Full throttling: Netflix sends frequent renters to the back of DVD line (02/13/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Manuel Villanueva realizes he has been getting a pretty good deal since he signed up for Netflix Inc.'s online DVD rental service 2 1/2 years ago, but he still feels shortchanged. That's because the $17.99 monthly fee that he pays to rent up to three DVDs at a time would amount to an even bigger bargain if the company didn't penalize him for returning his movies so quickly...
Jerry Pirtle Jr. (02/13/06)
SHERMAN, Texas -- Jerry Wayne Pirtle Jr., 41, of Sherman died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, in Sherman. He was born Jan. 30, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jerry Wayne Pirtle Sr. and Sharon Sue Hanks. Pirtle was a contractor and roofer. Survivors include his mother, Sharon Hanks of Cordova, Tenn.; father and stepmother, Jerry and Shirley Pirtle of Randles, Mo.; a son, Joshua Pirtle of Springfield, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Leslie Cross of Benton; two brothers, Rodney Davis of Oran and Mark Pirtle of Randles; two sisters, Nancy Trentham of Cordova, Tenn., and Glenda Thomas of Randles; and four grandchildren.. ...
Ethel Moore (02/13/06)
Ethel R. Moore, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at her home. She was born June 6, 1922, in Dillon, S.C., daughter of RoShell and Illa Hayes Allen. She and Carmen L. Isella were married in 1941 and resided in Georgetown, S.C. In 1955, she and William N. Moore were married and they resided in Baltimore, Md. He preceded her in death in 1986...
Frances Elias (02/13/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Frances Barkett Elias, 84, of Cairo died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. She was born May 6, 1921, daughter of James S. Barkett and Phoebe Lewis Barkett. She and Fred S. Elias were married on June 20, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1970...
Norma Hawthorne (02/13/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Norma M. Hawthorne, 83, of Perryville, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Hancel and Marjorie Overpack Harris. She and Thomas Thompson were married in October 1940, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1967. She and John Hawthorne were married on Sept. 7, 1962. He died on June 12, 2002...
Robert Moore (02/13/06)
ELKLAND, Mo. -- Robert Joseph Moore, 65, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at his home in Elkland. Moore was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry and Dorothy Crites Moore. Moore was an electrician...
Beatrice Baudendistel (02/13/06)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Beatrice Mary Baudendistel, 95, of Charleston, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born June 7, 1910, in Highland, Mo., daughter of Henry Louis and Appie Unterriener Ranaud. She and Frank Joseph Baudendistel were married May 29, 1933. He died on June 9, 1974...
Earl Sitzes (02/13/06)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Earl Jewell Sitzes, of Grassy died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at his residence. He was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Arab, Mo., son of Emanuel Jacobs and Susan Ethel Fish Sitzes. He and Betty Jean Harris were married on Feb. 16, 1952, in Piggott, Ark...
Henry Tellor (02/13/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Henry M. Tellor, 83, of Anna, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at the Veterans Home in Anna. He was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Alto Pass, son of Melvin and Alma Fox Tellor. He and Carrie Joy VanAmburg were married. Tellor worked as a truck driver and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former member of the Anna VFW and a member of Salem Lutheran Church...
LeRoy Johnston (02/13/06)
LeRoy M. "Roy" Johnston, 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 9, 1922, in Green Bay, Wisc., son of Clarence H. and Rosa Beaseau Johnston. Johnston drove a truck for Barrett Mobile Home Transport, worked for Lavonia Feed Mill in Lavonia, Ind. and Oxequipe out of Chicago, Ill. He drove a bus for South Suburban Transit in Chicago and worked for Link Belt making conveyers for the U.S. Navy...
Elvis Smothers (02/13/06)
Elvis O. Smothers, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 16, 1916, in Swinton, Mo., son of Orble and Minnie Mann Smothers. He and Minnie Faye Hagood were married on April 7, 1945, in St. Louis and she survives of the home...
Mary Lasater (02/13/06)
Mary Bishop Lasater, 80, of Sikeston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born June 28, 1925, in Wilmington, N.C., daughter of Joseph Springs and Emily Marie Fleet Bishop. She and Dayton Aaron Lasater were married on April 14, 1951, in Sikeston. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2000...
Sammie Knupp (02/13/06)
Sammie Ellis Knupp, 89, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at the Regency Place in Greenfield, Ind. He was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Dexter, son of John A. and Lula Frick Knupp. He and Virginia Null were married and she preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2002...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
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Cape police reports 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
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Out of the past 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 13, 1981 PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The discovery of rabies in a skunk that bit a Ste. Genevieve, Mo., man, and the possibility another skunk died of rabies earlier this week, has raised fears an outbreak of rabies in Central Missouri has spread to the eastern part of the state; the Ste. Genevieve man was bitten on the outskirts of Perryville last week and is undergoing rabies shots at Perry County Memorial Hospital...
What's in a name? (02/13/06)
Among the ideas being floated for the next City of Roses Music Festival is that of changing its name. One reason for considering a name change is because Cape Girardeau has changed its identity from "City of Roses" to "Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales."...
Speak Out 2/13/06 (02/13/06)
Wrong number; Empower women; Test disparity; Listen to the money; Entitled to refund; Horse issues; Council takes action; Nonexistent support; Prison labor force; Military choice; Shady dealings; Support for chief; Street standards; Support the veterans
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