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Arts community continuese rise in Cape Girardeau (02/26/06)
By MATT SANDERS Southeast Missourian When the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri started its First Friday gallery receptions years ago, it was not just the big kid on the block, it was the only one. At that time, the council and its galleries were some of the few spots where local residents could go to see a permanent display of art. But in the past year alone, several competitors have sprung up in Cape Girardeau, built on the effort of local artists...
Of rabid nuns and bag ladies (02/26/06)
Portland, Ore. -- You plop your can of pork and beans on the supermarket's checkout belt and move along past the tabloids bleating lurid details of the escapades of this or that starlet. Then, in the world's blackest ink, you see: "RABID NUN INFECTS ENTIRE CONVENT" or "BAG LADY'S B.O. KILLS FIVE PEOPLE ON BUS" or "GRANDMA TURNS DOG INSIDE OUT LOOKING FOR LOST LOTTERY TICKET"...
A justice crisis (02/26/06)
You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, an attorney will be appointed for you. Eventually. Lawyers in the Missouri State Public Defender's Program, who defend clients who cannot afford representation, are facing increased workloads, high turnover rates and low salaries...
Barb Schwepker wins Volunteer of the Year award from Old Town Cape (02/26/06)
Cape Girardeau resident Barb Schwepker was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award at Friday night's annual Old Town Cape dinner. Schwepker was chosen for her work with the organization for being an important part of organizing and planning special events...
Ticket to down slide (02/26/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Lately business owners say the situation in Oran hasn't been too business-friendly. Not all business owners agree, but many of them point to one man as the root of the problem -- police chief Marc Tragesser. "A lot of people in this area from out of town have told me they aren't coming to my place because of the police," said one business owner who wished to remain anonymous. "They come to town and spend $8, and when they leave they get a $50 ticket."...
40 years later, Oran man still lives with lead shot in his back (02/26/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Betty Glastetter says her husband of 49 years, Ernie, is much like the bobcat he has stuffed and mounted in their home. "He has nine lives," she said. Ernie definitely seems like he has some enchantment hanging over his head. He was born two months premature in 1933, he's had a heart attack, survived an accident at a chemical factory and a fall from a high tree stand...
World briefs 2/26/06 (02/26/06)
U.S. to continue sending aid to Palestinians; Al-Qaida vows more attacks on oil facilities; IRA supporters attack police in central Dublin; Museveni wins Ugandan election amid complaints
Nation briefs 2/26/06 (02/26/06)
Weather postpones some Mardi Gras parades; Mistrial for Texas woman accused in baby's death
Man charged with sexual assault of girlfriend (02/26/06)
A Cape Girardeau man was being held in the Cape Girardeau County jail Saturday night for alleged sexual assault. Raymont D. Noldon, 27, of 3019 Aspen Drive, No. 3, was arrested Friday evening. Noldon allegedly raped his 26-year-old girlfriend late Thursday night at her west side apartment complex...
Cape district to tackle at-risk students, other issues (02/26/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District wants to help at-risk students, improve test scores, encourage parental involvement and hire more minority teachers. Those are just some of the issues raised by a steering committee that is helping draft a new five-year comprehensive plan for Cape Girardeau's public schools...
State director says reduction in jail offenses would help (02/26/06)
With low salaries a major factor of the crisis facing the Missouri state public defender system, Gov. Matt Blunt's 4 percent salary raise for all state employees might help public defender retention. But without significant increases that would add more public defenders to the field, Blunt's proposal won't be enough to stem the workload crisis, according to Cathy Kelly, director of training and communications for the agency...
Current system began in 1989 (02/26/06)
The current Missouri Public Defender System was formed in 1989 by then-governor John Ashcroft to replace the contract-based program that had been operating at the time. At the time of the system's formation, it was recommended that each public defender work an average of 235 cases a year...
'Birds of Prey' Nature Center program well attended (02/26/06)
With capacity at 150, the morning "Birds of Prey" presentation at the Nature Center Saturday was close to filled with students, families, Cub Scouts and retirees learning about three indigenous raptors and one not native to the area. Rob and Becky Lorey of Ste. ...
After the 'Big One' (02/26/06)
If the earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 were to happen today -- the ones that famously forced the Mississippi River to run backward -- engineers and elected officials say the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge would still be standing afterward. But some quietly worry that while the bridge may still be in one piece after a "big one," the roads leading up to it may not be -- cutting people off from an evacuation route, emergency responders or potentially life-saving supplies...
High school club proves ballroom dancing can be hip (02/26/06)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Teenagers twitter in a warm room often used for prayer at the Living Community. Tonight, however, it's a room for dancing. Sherry Readenour and Ken Gerber step into the middle of the room, with a wavy line of boys on one side and a wavy line of girls on the other...
Southern Travel (02/26/06)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- "Respect tradition -- beware," warn yellowed posters and weathered totem poles surrounding a 200-foot peak. Inside lives the biggest, most fierce creature Walt Disney ever built -- and a mile-long runaway train ride through the Himalayas that brings visitors face-to-face with a mythological legend. In Nepalese lore, the mysterious yeti is thought to protect the pristine east Asian mountains and forests...
State discovers lifetime supply of envelopes (02/26/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some state bureaucrats have been pushing the envelope -- quite literally. The Office of Administration said Friday that it discovered tens of thousands of old envelopes while cleaning out the closets of a Jefferson City state office building...
Pinnacle says it will buy bankrupt President Casino (02/26/06)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- A Las Vegas company announced late Friday that it had reached a deal to buy the bankrupt President Casino on the Admiral for $31.5 million. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. announced the deal but did not detail its plans for the downtown casino. One option is to close the President and move its work force to a rival $400 million casino complex that Pinnacle is building nearby...
U. of Texas student finds substance that tested positive for ricin (02/26/06)
AUSTIN -- A University of Texas student found a substance in a roll of quarters that tested positive for ricin, a potentially deadly poison, but more tests were needed, officials said Saturday. The 19-year-old student, who said she unwrapped the chunky powder in her dormitory laundry room Thursday, and her roommate were checked at a hospital for potential exposure to the poison, although neither had any symptoms, officials said. Preliminary tests for ricin came back positive Friday...
Governors want assurances from Bush administration on prescriptopm drugs (02/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Medicare drug benefit could erode states' finances if the Bush administration delays reimbursing states for stepping in during the program's troubled start, some governors say. The federal pledge is one of the main issues governors plan to raise with the president at a White House meeting Monday...
Smart cameras, armed guards to protect World Trade Center site (02/26/06)
NEW YORK -- Visitors to the complex that eventually will fill the World Trade Center site might have to submit to iris scans or thumbprint analysis to get into buildings, while smart cameras try to match their faces to a photo database of known terrorists. Well-paid armed guards would be on patrol and sensors would test the air for lethal gases...
South Dakota governor 'inclined' to sign bill banning nearly all abortions (02/26/06)
PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Mike Rounds said he is inclined to sign a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in South Dakota, making it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless it was necessary to save the woman's life. The ban, including in cases of rape or incest, was approved Friday by South Dakota lawmakers, setting up a deliberate frontal assault on Roe v. Wade at a time when some activists see the U.S. Supreme Court as more willing than ever to overturn the 33-year-old decision...
Homeland Security objected at first to ports deal (02/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department objected at first to a United Arab Emirates company's taking over significant operations at six U.S. ports. It was the lone protest among members of the government committee that eventually approved the deal without dissent...
Bird flu wings into Europe, Africa (02/26/06)
GENEVA -- For years after its appearance in 1997 in Hong Kong, the current bird flu virus seemed corralled in a few east Asian countries. But in the past four months, it has spread across Europe and into Africa, bringing to 31 the number of countries with sick birds...
Teams of experts work to clear toxic air from collapsed Mexican mine (02/26/06)
SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico -- Teams of experts drilled holes above a collapsed coal mine Saturday to release toxic gases that have forced rescuers to suspend a search for 65 miners trapped by an explosion a week ago. Machines bored holes up to 10 inches in diameter up to 560 feet deep, to the bottom of the Pasta de Conchos mine, and officials were analyzing the air quality. ...
Philippine police arrest opposition leaders, raid newspaper office (02/26/06)
MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested at least three vocal critics of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and raided a newspaper Saturday following her declaration of a state of emergency to quash a coup plot. Arroyo set off an uproar with her decree Friday as Filipinos celebrated the 20th anniversary of dictator Ferdinand Marcos' ouster in a "people power" revolt, and even some supporters questioned the move...
Reprisals claim 60 more lives across Iraq (02/26/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Bombs and gunfire killed about 60 people as another daytime curfew Saturday failed to halt violence that has claimed nearly 200 lives since the destruction of a Shiite shrine set off a wave of retribution against Sunnis and pushed Iraq toward civil war...
Meadow Heights eliminated in overtime (02/26/06)
The Meadow Heights boys basketball team's strength from beyond the 3-point arc finally was matched, and it came at the worst possible time for the Panthers. Meadow Heights' eight 3-pointers were canceled out by East Carter County's eight treys Saturday, and the Panthers fell 88-86 in overtime in the first round of the Class 2 District 2 tournament at Bloomfield...
McFerren to leave bench for principal post (02/26/06)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- When Lennies McFerren came out of retirement to take over the New Madrid County Central basketball program for the second time last April, Eagles fans thought he would lead them back to respectability after a stretch of losing seasons...
Southeast puts away Jacksonville State, finishes OVC play at 16-4 (02/26/06)
It took two tries, but Southeast Missouri State still got the first Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball title in program history. Southeast ended its regular season Saturday night by beating visiting Jacksonville State 87-72, allowing the Redhawks to finish as OVC co-champions along with Tennessee Tech...
Redhawks finish second in four-team meet (02/26/06)
The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team placed second in the Texas Women's quad meet on Saturday. Iowa won the meet with 194.275 points, and Southeast compiled 193.05 points. Maureen Grimaldi won the bars event with a score of 9.850, and Danyelle Aber placed first in the all-around with 38.875 points...
Southeast sweeps first home doubleheader (02/26/06)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team swept a doubleheader from Jackson State in the Redhawks' home debut Saturday at Capaha Field. Southeast was outhit 11-6 and held off a late comeback to win the first game 7-5, then completed a comeback of its own during an 8-7 win in the nightcap...
Redhawks end year by taking 20th loss (02/26/06)
A second-half hot stretch at least made things interesting. But an icy cold first half -- coupled with Jacksonville State's sizzling start -- ended Southeast Missouri State's dismal season on a losing note. The visiting Gamecocks built a 22-point halftime lead, stretched it to 28 early in the second half and then held off the Redhawks down the stretch for an 80-67 victory Saturday night...
Redhawks women win third straight indoor title (02/26/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Southeast Missouri State women captured first place and the men placed second in the Ohio Valley Conference indoor track and field championships on Saturday. The women's squad topped second-place host Tennessee State by 14 points in the two-day event that began on Friday, while the Southeast men finished 66.5 points behind champion Eastern Illinois...
Fan Speak Feb26 (02/26/06)
Hall of Fame update IT WAS reported on the sports pages months ago that Central was to resume nominating and inducting athletes into its athletic Hall of Fame. I would like to nominate someone I think is very worthy of induction. How do I go about it?...
Tigers upset by Jayhawks (02/26/06)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Erica Hallman had a career high 29 points and added eight assists and five rebounds as Kansas kept hope alive for a WNIT bid with an 81-71 come-from-behind overtime victory on Saturday. The Jayhawks (16-10, 5-10) looked as if they were going to win the game in regulation when Kaylee Brown hit two free throws with 19 seconds left to put the Jayhawks ahead 64-61. But Carlynn Savant was fouled as she tried a 3-pointer and hit all three free throws to send it into overtime...
Love, Ogilvy to meet for Match Play Championship (02/26/06)
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Davis Love III returned to the Match Play Championship final for the second time in three years, and this time he is feeling plenty of love. Love holed out for eagle from 111 yards on the 18th hole to beat Padraig Harrington in the quarterfinals Saturday morning, then buried Zach Johnson in the afternoon with six birdies on his way to a 4-and-2 victory...
Johnson takes on leadership role with crew chief serving suspension (02/26/06)
FONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson knew it was time to take a more commanding role. With crew chief Chad Knaus removed by NASCAR, Johnson and the rest of the No. 48 Chevrolet team responded with a unified effort in winning the Daytona 500 last week. Lead engineer Darien Grubb moved across the pit box to fill in for Knaus on race day. Johnson drove a patient, nearly perfect race on the way to the 19th win of his Nextel Cup career...
Pitchers work around rare rain; Ponson shows complete arsenal (02/26/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- After nine straight days of beautiful Florida weather, the St. Louis Cardinals experienced scattered showers during Saturday's practice. Sidney Ponson and Anthony Reyes were scheduled to pitch back-to-back live batting practice sessions to catcher Gary Bennett, following Jason Marquis and Brian Falkenborg. Rain made Falkenborg start and stop his session...
Cubs cautious with pitchers Wood, Prior (02/26/06)
The Chicago Cubs are taking their time with two of their best pitchers. Mark Prior and Kerry Wood threw in their first appearances off a pitching mound this spring on Friday. Wood is recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Aug. 31. The Cubs are going slowly with Prior in an attempt to avoid elbow problems that bothered him the previous two springs...
Busch takes pole for first time in more than a year (02/26/06)
FONTANA, Calif. -- Kurt Busch won his first pole for his new team and his first in more than a year, taking the top spot Friday evening for the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway. His lap of 187.086 mph on the 2-mile oval was nearly a full mile an hour faster than runner-up Greg Biffle's 186.186 in qualifying for today's race...
Ohno earns gold medal with 'perfect' race in 500 (02/26/06)
TURIN, Italy -- A perfect race from start to finish for Apolo Anton Ohno. Nobody was going to get in his way this time. Ohno made this another Olympics to remember on the final night of short track speedskating Saturday, winning his second Olympic gold medal -- and even crossing the line first for a change...
Colorado goes inside to beat Missouri (02/26/06)
BOULDER, Colo. -- With its primary offensive weapon, the 3-pointer, ineffective and not falling, Colorado needed to change its game plan. They did and it changed the outcome of the game with Missouri. Switching to a more inside oriented attack, Colorado scored 44 points in the paint and got 15 points each from Richard Roby and Jayson Obazuaye and ended a two-game losing streak with a 78-60 rout of Missouri on Saturday...
Midweek opening day will have affect on crowds at trout parks (02/26/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- State officials say they expect a light turnout for opening day at Missouri's four trout parks. Even at that, however, the event is expected to draw more than 7,000 die-hard anglers. Each March 1, thousands of anglers descend on Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring River State Park near Cassville and Maramec Spring Park near St. James. The date marks the start of catch-and-keep fishing for hatchery-reared trout...
Southeast's comeback from .500 mark to OVC co-champions a remarkable feat (02/26/06)
When the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team lost at Eastern Illinois on Jan. 5, the Redhawks were 6-7 overall, 3-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play -- and their highly anticipated season appeared ready to fall apart. But the Redhawks refused to collapse -- and look at them now...
Tulip fest a concentrated burst of spring color in the Northwest (02/26/06)
Pack up your camera and head to the Northwest for a colorful preview of spring amid sprawling fields of flowers, and budget some extra time for island hopping and mountain scenery. The main attraction is this year's 23rd annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival -- www.tulipfestival.org/ -- in northwestern Washington state about an hour north of Seattle on Interstate 5, or an hour south of Vancouver, British Columbia. ...
South Carolina (02/26/06)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Vicki and James Smith are the kind of new visitors South Carolina is working hard to attract. They have never been to the state before, they are affluent and they have soft British accents. The state's $15 billion tourism industry wants to draw more international travelers like them to sample everything from mountain vistas and sandy beaches to golf courses and Charleston's historic homes...
Japanese maples can outperform ornamentals (02/26/06)
WASHINGTON, Va. -- If you've priced a Japanese maple lately, then you probably discovered it's not just their leaves that are golden. Choice trees fetch $400 or more. But consider what these woody ornamentals can bring to your surroundings. Japanese maples are fall foliage standouts. They also outperform many other showy ornamentals with their springtime radiance, displaying spectacular leaves that continue "flowering" long after the fruit trees have dropped their blossoms...
Now, the ultimate bath accessory- Towel warmers (02/26/06)
If your bathroom boasts a spa-quality tub, spacious walk-in shower or chic designer vanities, you might be tempted to think your bath has it all. Maybe. But if you're forced to brave a cold towel when you step out of the shower or tub, you're missing the latest in high-end bath gadgetry...
Lincoln-related tourist sites draw many visitors (02/26/06)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- More than 140 years after David Davis helped make Abraham Lincoln famous, the state's new Lincoln museum is helping put the former home of a U.S Supreme Court justice on the map, too, tourism officials say. Increasing attendance at the 19th-century Victorian mansion of a longtime friend of Lincoln's is part of an effort to draw visitors to Lincoln-related tourism sites around the state...
Kids' clutter be gone- Tips from a professional organizer (02/26/06)
NEW YORK -- Children are constantly getting new stuff. On top of the new toys, clothes and art supplies that seem to come with each holiday -- even minor ones -- come birthday toys, clothes and art supplies. Then there are the extra goodies bought with allowances or by grandparents. Not to mention school supplies, books and weather-related gear...
Fat cats & pound puppies (02/26/06)
Dr. Sean Byrd's patients have gotten fatter in recent years. In fact, obesity is the number one health problem he deals with now. While health professionals across the country lament an epidemic of overweight humans, Byrd's practice is concerned with man's best friends...
Driving each other to crazy and back again (02/26/06)
HE SAID: I don't fight it anymore. As with most disputes with my cute and talented wife, I caved. And now I drive ALL THE TIME. Neither of us like driving much. We're both fairly lazy and would rather take naps on long trips, or just take in the scenery on short ones...
Sheryl Crow has surgery for breast cancer (02/26/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Sheryl Crow underwent surgery for breast cancer last week and the prognosis for a full recovery is excellent, her publicist reported. The singer-songwriter from Kennett, Mo., had the surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday and is recovering without complications, said Dave Tomberlin, her publicist...
Actor Don Knotts, best known as bumbling deputy, dies at 81 (02/26/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Don Knotts, who kept generations of TV audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show" and would-be swinger landlord Ralph Furley on "Three's Company," has died. He was 81. Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at a Los Angeles hospital, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs his two signature shows...
Cloreen Macklin (02/26/06)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Cloreen Wallace Macklin, 74, of Ste. Genevieve died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Advance Nursing Center in Advance, Mo. She was born Jan. 9, 1932, at Lowndes, Mo., daughter of Harry and Ermine Davis Wallace. She and Finley Macklin were married Feb. 10, 1975...
Joel Monahan (02/26/06)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Joel E. "Jewell" Monahan, 64, of McClure died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 24, 1941, at Hamp Wallace, Ariz., son of Lee John and Ruth Cook Monahan. He and Joyce Earline Johnson were married Jan. 16, 1973, at Cairo, Ill...
Agatha Largent (02/26/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Agatha Largent, 95, of Sikeston died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Alice Cargle (02/26/06)
WEATHERFORD, TEXAS -- Alice Ellen Cargle, 78, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Weatherford, following a prolonged illness. She was born June 22, 1927, in Robbs, Ill., daughter of Roy and Carrie Googe. She and Jennings Buford (J.B.) Cargle, a former postal worker, were married in August 1950. He died Oct. 7, 1971...
Patricia Dixon (02/26/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Patricia Ann Dixon, 50, of Tamms, formerly of Murphysboro, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the Jonesboro Rehab and Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born Feb. 6, 1956 in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Earl and Jean (Clutts) Etherton. She and Steven W. Dixon were married Oct. 19, 1986. He survives...
Helen Trantham (02/26/06)
Helen Augusta Dunn Trantham, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Addie Pinkston (02/26/06)
KELSO, Mo. -- Addie B. Pinkston, 80, of Kelso died at her home on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006. She was born April 2, 1925, in Illmo, the daughter of August and Mary Sarah Caldwell Eifert. She married James T. Pinkston on Nov. 9, 1946, at Cape Girardeau. He died May 25, 1989...
Keith Koepp (02/26/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Keith D. Koepp, 60, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Benton and Charleston, Mo., was called to his heavenly home on Feb. 21, 2006. He was born in Cape Girardeau on May 9, 1945, son of John and Kathleen Koepp, formerly of Charleston and Jefferson City, Mo., who preceded him in death...
Sara Guetterman (02/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Sara Guetterman, 84, of Cairo died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital after an extended illness. She was born May 31, 1921, at Cairo, daughter of Alex and Mary Farah Johnson. She married Jack Guetterman in 1945. As a young woman, Guetterman was employed at McKesson and Robbins. ...
Norman Seabaugh (02/26/06)
Norman R. Seabaugh, age 87, of Jackson passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at his home. He was born May 31, 1918, in Daisy, Mo., son of Willis E. and Sophia Barks Seabaugh. He and Louella Nell Proffer were married Oct. 2, 1965. They enjoyed 28 years of marriage prior to her death Nov. 2, 1993...
Births 2/26/06 (02/26/06)
Barks; Engram; Lape; Jennings; Nichols; Craft
Swindell-Cauble (02/26/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Alissa Barbara Swindell and Dustin Michael Cauble exchanged vows Dec. 10, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Delta. The Rev. Phil Berry performed the ceremony. Pianist was Debbie Lancaster of Delta, and soloists were Shonda Burnett of Jackson and Lowell Fish of Delta...
Smith-Ressel (02/26/06)
Samuel and Barbara Herndon of Scott City and Rodney and Judy Smith of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kyla Smith, to Matthew Ressel. He is the son of Bradley and Sandy Ressel of Scott City. Smith is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School, and expects to receive a degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Saint Francis Fitness Plus and Community Counseling Center...
Branum-Riley (02/26/06)
Gregory and Jeanie Branum of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Marie Branum of Port Royal, S.C., to Anthony James Riley. He is the son of Krystal Phillips of St. Louis and Jim and Michaele Riley of Cape Girardeau...
Atchley-Godsey (02/26/06)
Al and Freda Atchley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilee Atchley, to Matthew Godsey. He is the son of John and Rhonda Godsey of Cape Girardeau. Atchley is a 2000 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a children's service worker with Missouri Children's Division...
Myers-Aufdenberg (02/26/06)
David and Deborah Myers of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Summer Jo Ellen Myers, to Scott Lynn Aufdenberg. He is the son of Robert and Shirley Aufdenberg of Jackson. Myers is a 1993 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Tri State Swimming Pools in Cape Girardeau...
Bowers-Greene (02/26/06)
Lloyd and Dorothy Bowers of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Marsha Marie Bowers, to Joseph Bradford Greene. He is the son of Roy and Jeanne Greene of Fremont, Mo. Bowers is a 1992 graduate of Delta High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Gramlisch-Edwards (02/26/06)
Randy Gramlisch of Randles and Deborah Carey of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Dawn Gramlisch, to Keith Elliott Edwards. He is the son of Kent and Desiree Edwards of Dexter, Mo. Gramlisch is a 2002 graduate of Delta High School at Delta, and expects to receive a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Early Learning Center in Oran, Mo...
Culbertson-Campbell (02/26/06)
Dr. Jerry and Kathy Culbertson of Sheridan, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Leeanne Culbertson of Cape Girardeau, to Corey Dean Campbell. He is the son of Wesley and Carolyn Campbell of Cape Girardeau. Culbertson attended Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and received a degree in marketing management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a commercial relationship manager at Regions Bank in Cape Girardeau...
Tally-McAlister (02/26/06)
Benjamin Mark and Violet Jo Tally of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Elizabeth Tally, to Dewayne McAlister Jr. He is the son of Dewayne and Lana Jean McAlister of Cape Girardeau. Tally is a 1995 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She is employed at Medicap Pharmacy...
Juden- Phillips (02/26/06)
Terry and LaDonna Juden of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sallie Tristen Joanna Juden, to Chad Michael Phillips. He is the son of James and Cindy Sallee of Torrance, Calif., and Dan and Jeanne Phillips of Cape Girardeau. An April 15 wedding is planned at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo...
Poole- Godwin (02/26/06)
Bethany Poole and Samuel Godwin of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Poole of Portageville, Mo. He is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Tom Godwin of Bertrand, Mo. Poole is employed at Aldi Foods. Godwin is employed at Shivelbine's Music Store...
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Out of the past 2/26/06 (02/26/06)
25 years ago: Feb. 26, 1981 The old Cape Girardeau Public Library building, which has been renovated for use as a Cape Girardeau County government office building, is officially renamed the Common Pleas Courthouse Annex by the county court. Advertising in newspapers that circulate primarily among blacks, inviting more black high school counselors and principals for campus visits, and even arranging transportation to the campus for black high school pupils are all part of a proposed plan at Southeast Missouri State University to increase the proportion of black students on campus.. ...
Stem-cell initiative holds promise for breakthroughs in cures (02/26/06)
With news about stem-cell research making its way into our newspapers nearly every morning, one thing Missourians should agree on: All of us -- Democrats and Republicans, men and women, Protestant, Catholics and Jews -- should have equal access to the same stem-cell research and therapies that our fellow Americans enjoy. The Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative is designed to ensure just that...
Registering offenders (02/26/06)
Requiring sexual offenders to register after they are convicted so that anyone -- law enforcement, school administrators, day-care center operators and the public -- can keep track of them has been controversial since the first registration law was passed...
Bonds for Mizzou Arena not the same (02/26/06)
To the editor: I read the article comparing the Mizzou Arena bonds to those for Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The statement "The University of Missouri project mirrors Southeast's River Campus funding mechanism" [attributed to Mike Lause, counsel for the Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority] is completely false...
Cairo can't afford any employees (02/26/06)
To the editor: I think it is time for the residents of Cairo, Ill., to band together and admit they can no longer afford a city council or a mayor or any other city employee. A small fortune has been wasted right there in Alexander County, and there is nothing to show for it except disgrace and scandal to the entire county. ...
Inequities abound in setting bond (02/26/06)
To the editor: On the news I saw that a woman's car ran over a police officer who was working outside his car. She had no regard for the law and was speeding. Her car hit the officer and killed him. She's out on bond. A 19-year-old was charged with the murder of a 17-year-old, and bond was set for him. If these aren't crimes of violence, I don't know what is...
Speak Out 2/26/06 (02/26/06)
Insurance fairness; Crazy system; Drastic changes; Bothersome mailings; Parental failures
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