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Stance on federal flood insurance program may become issue in Alexander Co. commission race (02/21/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- The rules for building homes and businesses in the flood-prone regions of Alexander County are developing into a major issue in the race for county commissioner. Two Democratic candidates, Darrell Shemwell of Cairo and Duane "Street Preacher" Lyon took opposite sides on the issue Monday during a candidate forum at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center. ...
Ellis Street fire may have been caused by arson, say Cape Girardeau police (02/21/06)
Arson was suspected in a late Sunday night fire that gutted a vacant Cape Girardeau home. Firefighters were dispatched to 321 S. Ellis St. at 10:53 p.m. Sunday for a box alarm, fire battalion chief Bob Kembel said. Anywhere between $30,000 and $50,000 in damage was caused by the fire to the 1.5-story home, Kembel said...
Southeast planning program on hunger (02/21/06)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will speak on world hunger as part of a presentation at Southeast Missouri State University on March 6 that will include serving meals of varying types and portions to illustrate the problem. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ...
Sexual harassment online a growing problem at Southeast (02/21/06)
Online sexual harassment is becomming a growing problem at Southeast Missouri State University with the creation of Web sites such as Facebook -- an online networking site for university students to post photographs and send messages to one another...
Man thanks robot and doctors for successful operation (02/21/06)
Prostate cancer patient John Goss thanked his doctors on Monday -- and he thanked the robot who removed his prostate. Southeast Missouri Hospital President and CEO James W. Wente introduced the hospital's newest surgeon, the da Vinci Surgical System, on Monday. The hospital is the third medical center in Missouri to offer the robotic-assisted surgery for men with prostate cancer, Wente said. There are fewer than 400 nationwide...
HBO documentary to tell tale of animal abuse along Arkansas, Missouri border (02/21/06)
HBO will premiere a documentary tonight entitled "Dealing Dogs," which centers on the Martin Creek Kennel in Arkansas but contains footage shot in Missouri. The kennel and its owner, C.C. Baird, have become notorious in recent years for abuse of dogs and for using questionable means to procure animals, according to the USDA. The documentary airs tonight at 9 p.m. and will be rebroadcast at later dates...
Harassed: New survey finds 62 percent of college students say they were sexually harassed or abused (02/21/06)
Last Thursday a female student reported being sexually assaulted in a Southeast Missouri State University residence hall. Both the victim and the accused male attacker both live on campus but in separate buildings. While the number of reported sexual assaults at the university has remained small over the last four years, nearly 62 percent of college students say they've been sexually harassed while attending college, according to a nationwide survey...
Ceramo lays off 77 workers; '03 twister blamed (02/21/06)
Leroy Friedhof said the news he got Friday hit him "like a bomb." After 36 years of working at The Ceramo Co. in Jackson, the 55-year-old Oak Ridge resident and more than 70 others like him were told they no longer had jobs, victims of the biggest round of layoffs in the company's 60-year history...
Learning briefs 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
Abercrombie receives scholarship to Webster; Local students graduate from Southeast
St. Louis Science Center's exhibits coming here (02/21/06)
A $600,000 partnership between Montgomery Bank and the St. Louis Science Center will bring traveling Science Center exhibits to Southeast Missouri by the start of the next school year. The partnership, announced earlier this month, will serve both institutions, said Science Center CEO Doug King...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (02/21/06)
City hall, 401 Independence St. Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) New Ordinances Appointments Liquor Licenses Other...
Jackson board of aldermen agenda 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
7:30 p.m. today Public hearings Action Items Power and Light Committee Street Committee...
Jackson changes trash policy (02/21/06)
Trash collection changes announced in Jackson Jackson city officials have announced a policy change in its solid waste collection program relative to bulky rubbish and special pick-ups. Effective immediately, the city will offer residential customers, who request bulky and special pick-ups, the opportunity to use two cubic yard Dumpsters at their homes. ...
MoDOT to hold meeting (02/21/06)
MoDOT workshop to offer information on funds SIKESTON, Mo. -- The southeast district of Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an informational workshop on March 15 for those interested in applying for transportation enhancement funds. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. ...
House GOP targets malpractice legislation (02/21/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some House Republicans are making another run at legislation granting the Department of Insurance more oversight over medical malpractice insurers. The legislation, which House Insurance Policy Committee Chairman Brian Yates intends to file today, would require medical malpractice insurers to submit more detailed information to the department. ...
Bush: Nation is on verge of energy breakthroughs (02/21/06)
MILWAUKEE -- Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would "startle" most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil. Less than half the crude oil used by refineries is produced in the United States, while 60 percent comes from foreign nations, Bush said during the first stop on a two-day trip to talk about energy...
Presidents: Not long for this office (02/21/06)
Franklin Roosevelt was president for 12 years. Bill Clinton managed eight years in office, and so did Ronald Reagan, despite an assassination attempt early on. American presidents typically make it through at least a full term in the White House. But their job is an arduous and dangerous one, and many who hold it don't stick around nearly that long, thanks to assassins or illness -- or in some cases, bad political moves...
Companies offer space services for remains of people without deep pockets (02/21/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Scotty will be blasted into space -- not beamed up -- and Gordo is returning for his third flight. The planned launch sometime in March of a rocket carrying the ashes of actor James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery Scott on "Star Trek," and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper will give a fitting send-off to two men who helped popularize human space exploration...
States make plans for tax cuts, roads, new programs (02/21/06)
Tax cuts, new cash to health care programs, blueprints for new roads and schools -- states have jumped into 2006 with ambitious plans to spend the money pouring into their coffers, a windfall that's just in time for governors and legislators as they start re-election campaigns...
First trial begins in child drownings (02/21/06)
CLINTON, Ill. -- The rescuers arrived at Clinton Lake to find a car submerged in the water and a mother screaming from the shoreline, her boyfriend by her side. Six-year-old Christopher Hamm and his half brother, 3-year-old Austin Brown, were pronounced dead. Kyleigh Hamm, 23 months, died the next day...
Rescue workers desperately trying to free 65 workers trapped in Mexican coal mine (02/21/06)
SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico -- They waited all night and throughout the morning, huddled under blankets and around bonfires in a patch of rough, windblown desert. But as the sun came out and the hours crawled by Monday, the family members, friends and neighbors of 65 trapped coal miners started to lose hope...
Official: Underground sounds raises hopes for survivors at buried school (02/21/06)
GUINSAUGON, Philippines -- Rescue workers refused to give up hope of finding survivors in an elementary school buried by up to 100 feet of mud, digging into the night Monday after detecting what the provincial governor called "signs of life." Sounds of scratching and a rhythmic tapping were picked up by seismic sensors and sound-detection gear brought in by U.S. and Malaysian forces...
World briefs 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
Official: Haiti election chief flees after threats; Japan wants proof U.S. beef safety is adequate; Nigerian militants attack more oil installations; NAVAPUR, India -- Indian health officials went door-to-door Monday searching for people sickened by the deadly bird flu strain, while hundreds of German troops disposed of dead wild birds in a desperate attempt to contain the fast-moving disease in Europe. In Brussels, Belgium, European Union agriculture ministers discussed ways to combat bird flu as the disease spread to half-a-dozen EU nations. Malaysia announced the deaths of 40 chickens from the lethal H5N1 strain, the first reported cases of the virus in the country in more than a year. In Hong Kong today, a dead magpie found near a street flower market was confirmed to have been infected by the H5N1 virus, the government said. It was the latest in a spate of bird deaths from the strain in recent weeks.
U.S. ambassador to Iraqi leaders: Don't let religious parties control security forces (02/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. ambassador delivered a blunt warning to Iraqi leaders Monday that they risk losing American support unless they establish a national unity government with the police and the army out of the hands of religious parties. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad delivered the warning as another 24 people, including an American soldier, died in a string of bombings, underscoring the need for the country to establish a government capable of winning the trust of all communities and ending the violence.. ...
Abbas picks Hamas prime minister to form new Palestinian government (02/21/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas presented a pragmatic former university administrator as its choice for Palestinian prime minister Monday and the Islamic militant group reached out to Fatah and other factions to join a broad-based Cabinet that might stand a chance of gaining international approval...
British man sentenced to 3 years in prison for denying Holocaust (02/21/06)
VIENNA, Austria -- Right-wing British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after admitting to an Austrian court that he denied the Holocaust -- a crime in the country where Hitler was born. Irving, who pleaded guilty and then insisted during his one-day trial that he now acknowledged the Nazis' World War II slaughter of 6 million Jews, had faced up to 10 years behind bars. ...
Jackson reaches final (02/21/06)
For the second time in three seasons, rivals Central and Jackson met in the opening round of Class 5 District 1 play. Both times the result was the same -- a Jackson rout. The top-seeded Indians marched by the No. 4 Tigers 59-29 on Monday at Central...
Perryville's boys end season with district loss (02/21/06)
Perryville's season came to a close with a 45-42 loss to Ste. Genevieve in the opening round of the Class 4 District 1 boys basketball tournament Monday at Sikeston. The No. 6 Pirates (10-15) trailed 15-12 at halftime and could not overcome the deficit in the second half. Tyler Bauwens led Perryville with 14 points, Rick Dunn had 13 and Ryan Lorenz had 12...
'Hawks look to resume winning ways (02/21/06)
Ask Southeast Missouri State softball coach Lana Richmond about her team's offense and she doesn't seem to have a care in the world. "We will definitely score some runs," Richmond said. Now, if the Redhawks can just receive solid pitching -- which Richmond believes they will -- then she thinks they could be primed for a strong season...
Super Kids Race Day results (02/21/06)
Sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department Crawlers -- 1. Ian Roth, 1:20.40; 2. Lucas Stephens, 1:38.15; 3. Creighton Heuring, 2:02.00 Ages 1-2 -- 1. Destiny Matysik, 16.59; 2. Phillip Hathaway, 18.59; 3. Auggie Phegley, 19.43 Age 3 -- 1. Jacob Mayer, 56.31; 2. Brodie Payne, 56.69; 3. Nicholas Williams, 1:11.53...
Floyd orders new probe (02/21/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Controversy swirling around the Missouri basketball program escalated further Monday when university president Dr. Elson Floyd ordered an independent investigation into the resignation of coach Quin Snyder. Conducting the probe will be Kansas City lawyer Jean Paul Bradshaw, the former U.S. Attorney for the western district of Missouri, and Dalton Wright, publisher of the Lebanon (Mo.) Daily Record...
Williams is appealing positive drug test (02/21/06)
MIAMI -- Troubled running back Ricky Williams is appealing a positive drug test that could force the Miami Dolphins star to sit out the 2006 season, a person familiar with the case said Monday. If the positive test result is upheld, it would be Williams' fourth violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, meaning at least a one-year suspension...
Biathlon governing body looks for missing drug test documents (02/21/06)
CESANA, Italy -- Biathlon's governing body is looking into the disappearance of documents that purportedly detail an athlete's test that indicated the presence of a stimulant taken last month. It's not known if the papers were stolen or simply misplaced. IBU president Anders Besseberg would not confirm reports that they were taken during a vehicle break-in...
Bonds quickly muddies his talk of retirement after season (02/21/06)
Barry Bonds might retire after this season. Or, maybe not. The San Francisco slugger gave differing accounts this weekend, first saying this year would be his last -- no matter whether he hits the 48 home runs he needs to break Hank Aaron's record...
Russian pair dances off with gold (02/21/06)
TURIN, Italy -- At last, a figure skating medal for the United States -- in ice dancing, of all things. And yet another Olympic gold for Russia. Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto snapped the U.S. medals drought in figure skating with a silver Monday night. ...
Broadcasting great Gowdy dies at age 86 (02/21/06)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He was the smooth voice of sports history, a welcome companion who brought listeners Ted Williams' last home run, the first Super Bowl and dozens of other dramatic moments. Curt Gowdy, who died Monday, told generations of Americans about the games they loved from the broadcast booths at 13 World Series, 16 All-Star baseball games, numerous Rose Bowls and the 1976 Montreal Olympics...
Rolen takes first cuts with no pain (02/21/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Scott Rolen is back, but some of the St. Louis Cardinals' Latin American players were delayed by visa problems as position players reported Monday for spring workouts. Also still missing was shortstop David Eckstein. But Rolen, who played just 56 games last season after injuring his shoulder, was eager to get back in action as position players joined pitchers and catchers at the Cardinals' spring training camp in Jupiter. Full-squad workouts begin today...
Sports briefs 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
Colleges; Football
More than a pretty face (02/21/06)
On one ... right arm cocked behind head. My loneliness is killing me ... On two ... left arm balanced on hip. I must confess I still believe ... Shake your index finger at the audience. Swivel your hips. When I'm not with you I lose my mind Give me a siiiiggnnn .....
Forget snow, eat chocolate (02/21/06)
Chocolate lovers must be thrilled. What they thought was an addiction to a sweet treat may actually be some kind of health food. At least that's what chocolate makers are saying. Mars Inc. plans to launch a nationwide line of dark chocolate products next month that the company claims has health benefits...
Party in your head, but watch out for candy canes (02/21/06)
Aren't dreams fascinating? The idea that we no longer have control over our own thoughts is a bit intimidating. As humans, we like to have some kind of authority in the situations we take part in every day -- whether it's walking the dog ("Slow down, Rover!") or ordering lunch ("Ham on rye, hold the mayo")...
'Eight Below' mushes to No. 1 debut with $25 million (02/21/06)
LOS ANGELES -- "Eight Below," a tale of survival among abandoned sled dogs, was the leader of the box-office pack with a $25 million opening over the four-day holiday weekend. The romance spoof "Date Movie," from 20th Century Fox, debuted in second place with $22.3 million, according to studio estimates Monday...
Medford Taylor (02/21/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Medford "Pete" Taylor, 93, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born Jan. 30, 1913, at Scopus, Mo., daughter of Ora S. and Arles E. Yount Propst. She and Merrell J. Taylor were united in marriage April 19, 1935. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1954...
Earlene Curry (02/21/06)
A lifelong resident of Delta, Helen Earlene Curry, 76, was united with her Lord Jesus Christ Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1930, to Remus Benson and Ruby Pearl Hodge Medlock. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis Curry and four brothers...
Peggy Shipley (02/21/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Peggy Shipley, 93, of Maryville, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Collinsville Care Center in Collinsville, Ill. She was born Oct. 8, 1912, at Cora, Ill., daughter of Harry and Mary Wale McLaughlin. She and Doyle Shipley were married May 27, 1939. He preceded her in death...
Peggy Lawson (02/21/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Peggy Mae Lawson, 90, of Advance died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Feb. 5, 1916, in England, Ark., daughter of James Arthur and Maude Alice Appleton Vent. She and Roy Jefferson Lawson were married July 21, 1935, in Canalou, Mo. He died July 8, 1974...
Glenn Brown (02/21/06)
JONESBORO, Ill.-- Glenn "Dutch" Brown, 89, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Jonesboro Health Care. He was born Aug. 30, 1916, son of Clovis and Estella Goodman Brown. He and Lucille Slicker were married Dec. 12, 1937, in Benton, Ky. She died May 26, 1981...
Births 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
Horrell; Minks; Mungle; Richmond; Clark; Garcia; Mills
Cape/Jackson fire reports 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
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Cape police reports 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
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Out of the past 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 21, 1981 Six months after a group of Scott City teachers formed Southeast Missouri's first teachers' union local, the teachers and several state and national union officials meet in Cape Girardeau to make the move official; the new union, the Scott City Federation of Teachers, Local 4144, was formed when some of the Illmo-Scott City School District teachers became dissatisfied with the Missouri State Teachers Association...
Crowell's plan would be better if it combined state plans and Medicaid programs (02/21/06)
By Sharon Feltman State Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, is proposing drastic changes to Missouri's health-care delivery system. His plan for a state trust fund for Missourians is a good beginning. For years, legislators have tried unsuccessfully to do the most efficient, cost-effective thing: combine the state's fragmented, self-funded plans into one plan, saving taxpaying policyholders millions in redundant administrative costs...
Oran's law and order (02/21/06)
Most residents of Oran, Mo., probably wish their community wasn't receiving so much attention in the news media. Several months ago, the town's longtime police chief retired, and the new police chief's aggressive enforcement has resulted in more tickets -- and a storm of complaints...
Better uses for the MOHELA surplus (02/21/06)
To the editor: The Southeast Missourian should reconsider its endorsement of the efforts of Gov. Matt Blunt and other state leaders to extract from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority a large amount of money to fund projects at state universities. What is going on in Jefferson City should be seen for what it is: classic pork-barrel politics...
Mainstream media corrupted by Left (02/21/06)
To the editor: Our mainstream national news media are heavily weighted in favor of the Democratic Party leaders and their Left-leaning ideology. When you have national news media that carry a battle club leading the fight beating up any entity, political position, idea or person whom Democratic leaders oppose and target for destruction, you have corrupt media...
Don't forget U.S. Coast Guard Academy (02/21/06)
To the editor: As a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy located in New London, Conn., I would like to point out that there are five service academies, not four, as your Feb. 17 article on service academies stated. While the Coast Guard is not a large service, it missions include search and rescue, maritime drug law enforcement, homeland security, aids to navigation, ice breaking, fisheries enforcement, boating safety and many others...
Speak Out 2/21/06 (02/21/06)
Following the law; Overweight concerns; Money returned; Homeless decision; Not Bush's fault; Paducah is cheaper; Care for Cairo; Action against bullies; Less trivial topics; Other means
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