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Think tank chief: World must avoid 'short-termism' (03/02/06)
The world is a big, scary place laced with traps but also brimming with opportunities. That eternal condition has been magnified in the past 20 years and will be multiplied again in the future, creating a period of "hyperpromise" and "hyperperil" for the world, the leader of a major think tank said Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University...
Assistant superintendent for Cape leaving to run Meadow Heights district (03/02/06)
He's No. 2 in command of the Cape Girardeau public schools, but come July 1, Rob Huff will be the head man in the small, rural Meadow Heights School District. His new job will take him outside of the school district he has called home for two decades...
Glitch doubles deposits, withdrawals at Commerce Bank branches (03/02/06)
Some Commerce Bank customers got a surprise Tuesday when they checked their accounts because deposits were mistakenly double credited. The computer glitch also doubled withdrawal amounts during a window of time lasting from the end of the business day Monday until it was corrected for most people Tuesday...
Crowell's bill would challenge Rove v. Wade (03/02/06)
Two bills aimed at making abortions illegal in Missouri were filed by state Sen. Jason Crowell Wednesday. They are meant to eventually spur a reversal in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that protects a woman's decision to abort a pregnancy. Crowell's legislation, similar to that in South Dakota and Mississippi, would make an exception for pregnancies that put a mother's life at risk. ...
Bigs and Littles (03/02/06)
Six-year-old Joseph played his first game of checkers Tuesday. At times he violated the rules, and sometimes it seemed he was having more fun playing with his little orange man, making the figure hold up checkers like Atlas holding the Earth. But Joseph's Big Brother knows he'll get the knack of the game quickly...
BioKyowa will lay off 25 percent of work force (03/02/06)
BioKyowa Inc. will reduce its Cape Girardeau plant's work force by 25 percent next year as part of what it calls a "major reorganization" to help it lower prices and keep pace with global competitors. That means in January that roughly 37 of the 145 workers at the Nash Road amino acid facility will be laid off, BioKyowa president Terumi Okada said Wednesday. ...
Area advocates learn about restorative justice programs (03/02/06)
A small group of advocates for improving communities by making criminal offenders accountable were introduced Wednesday afternoon to the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition. Restorative justice is a process in which criminal offenders are held accountable for their crimes, develop empathy for the victim and make amends...
Region/state digest 03/02/06 (03/02/06)
Jetton to speak at GOP dinner on March 11 Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton will speak at the 37th annual Republican Lincoln Day dinner on March 11 in Cape Girardeau. State Sen. Jason Crowell will be the master of ceremonies at the political gathering, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Arena Building...
Another Southeast fraternity house vandalized with paint (03/02/06)
Police said Wednesday they have no suspects in the spray-painting vandalism of a Southeast Missouri State University fraternity's off-campus house. Obscenities aimed at the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity were spray-painted in green and black on the red-brick house at 333 N. Pacific St. in Cape Girardeau. The words were left on the sides of the home, inside a rear garage and on the front porch's floor...
Annual American Cancer Society benefit to feature exotic theme, charity auction (03/02/06)
The American Cancer Society's 20th gala event, titled "Welcome to the Jungle," will take place Saturday at the Arena Building. Bella Italia restaurateur Mark Dirnberger will handcraft a parrot sculpture from a block of ice by chain saw. Exotic plants, bamboo, flowers and vibrant colors will be used to decorate the scene...
Grilled whole hog pork sausage dinner (03/02/06)
The St. Paul Lutheran Men's Club will serve all-you-can-eat grilled whole hog pork sausage from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 19 at 223 W. Adams St., Jackson. Children under 6 eat for free. Improved carry-out service and a larger dining room are available. The meal is co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Uncooked sausage will be available for sale...
House votes to restore program for disabled (03/02/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House gave first-round approval Wednesday to legislation restoring a slimmed-down version of a state health-care program for the working disabled that was eliminated as part of last year's Medicaid cuts. The restarted Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities program, or MAWD, would serve more than 3,100 people at a first-year cost of $16.3 million in state and federal funds. ...
MOHELA board schedules do-over meeting on college loan sale (03/02/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After being accused of violating the state's open meetings law, the board of Missouri's college loan authority has scheduled a do-over meeting to consider the sale of some of its loan assets -- this time with public testimony...
Ethicists blast study that tested fake blood without patients' consent (03/02/06)
CHICAGO -- Imagine being in a car crash, lying unconscious and bleeding in an ambulance. With no blood on board, paramedics give you an experimental substitute, but even at the hospital, you get fake blood for several hours before doctors try the real thing...
Corps: No release of reservoir water on Missouri River (03/02/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it will not conduct a spring pulse this month on the Missouri River, after deciding the amount of water in its system of reservoirs is too low. The corps had planned for man-made releases in March and May to encourage spawning by an endangered fish, the pallid sturgeon. ...
Survivor of mine disaster hasn't been told he was the only one to live (03/02/06)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Randal McCloy Jr. hasn't asked about the fate of the 12 men who entered the Sago Mine with him two months ago. And so far, his wife hasn't told him. The 26-year-old coal miner knows it was an explosion that left him with brain damage and other injuries. ...
Northwest, Delta talks fail to yield a deal (03/02/06)
Two of the nation's largest airlines, Delta and Northwest, failed to reach new contract terms with their pilots on Wednesday after marathon negotiations. Without a deal, Northwest's pilots waited for a judge to rule on whether that carrier could throw out their union contract and impose its own terms. In Delta's case, arbitrators will decide that issue after a hearing set to begin March 13...
Mistake may have cost U.S. $7 billion in oil, gas royalties (03/02/06)
WASHINGTON -- An error has allowed oil and gas companies to avoid paying federal royalties on hundreds of offshore leases issued in the late 1990s, an Interior Department official said Wednesday. One lawmaker said the mistake could cost the government $7 billion in revenue over the life of the leases and called for an investigation to see if the unexplained change in lease language might have been deliberate...
Nation digest 03/02/06 (03/02/06)
Video: Bush clearly warned about Katrina WASHINGTON -- Federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage. ...
Senate OKs curbs on some new Patriot Act powers (03/02/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday cleared the path for renewing the USA Patriot Act, swatting aside objections while adding new protections for people targeted by government investigations. The overwhelming votes virtually assured that Congress will renew President Bush's anti-terror law before it expires March 10. The House was expected to pass the legislation next Tuesday...
World briefs 3/2/06 (03/02/06)
Iran, Russia end talks with no breakthrough MOSCOW -- Iran refused to back down Wednesday in crucial talks on Russia's offer to enrich uranium for Tehran, but negotiators agreed to resume discussions today on a plan meant to ease Western fears Iran wants to build an atomic bomb. ...
Bush predicts bin Laden will be captured (03/02/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Bush, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, vowed Wednesday to stand by this emerging democracy and not "cut and run" in the face of rising violence. He also predicted Osama bin Laden would be captured despite a futile five-year hunt...
President of Argentina says economy is in historic recovery (03/02/06)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Nestor Kirchner told Congress on Wednesday that Argentina's recovery from a deep crisis in 2002 is one of the strongest rebounds here in a century. Kirchner said last year's renegotiation of a more than $100 billion debt default was a success, and that the country gained greater financial independence through its early payment of $9.75 billion in debt to the International Monetary Fund in January...
Shiites and Sunnis driven from their neighborhoods (03/02/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Masked gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers and automatic rifles kicked down the gate at 68-year-old Abbas al-Saiedi's house, fired into the air and told the Shiite he had 48 hours to get his family out of the predominantly Sunni neighborhood in west Baghdad...
Kelly girls advance to final (03/02/06)
Top-seeded Kelly used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat No. 4 Clearwater 61-51 in the Class 3 District 2 girls tournament semifinals Wednesday at Greenville High School. The Hawks (19-8) will advance to Friday's 6 p.m. championship against Greenville or Woodland...
Intimidated Indians fall behind early, lose 65-38 (03/02/06)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- The Jackson girls basketball team appeared timid from the start of Wednesday's Class 5 sectional game at the Farmington Civic Center, and St. Louis powerhouse St. Joseph's Academy was ready to pounce. The Angles, ranked No. 3 in the Class 5 state poll, rolled to a 23-3 first-quarter lead and routed the Indians 65-38...
Former assistants express interest in Southeast post (03/02/06)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Don Kaverman said he hopes to have a search committee in place soon as the university seeks a new head men's basketball coach. There will likely be no shortage of candidates in the wake of Wednesday's announcement that Gary Garner's contract will not be extended -- and two former Southeast assistants said they would be interested in returning...
Players surprised, frustrated by coaching change (03/02/06)
Several Southeast Missouri State basketball players said Wednesday they were surprised and frustrated by the university's decision not to extend coach Gary Garner's contract. But sophomore point guard Paul Paradoski said he saw it coming -- not that his premonition made things any easier to take...
Garner's run officially ends (03/02/06)
Gary Garner firmly believes the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team he and his staff assembled for next season will win the Ohio Valley Conference title. If that happens, Garner only regrets he won't be around to take part in it. The university made official on Wednesday what had first leaked on Tuesday: Garner's nine-year run as Southeast's head coach is over...
Conceicao, Booker earn all-conference selections (03/02/06)
Southeast Missouri State's Tatiana Conceicao did not repeat as Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball player of the year, but she again made the all-OVC first team. Southeast also was represented on the men's side when the all-league squads were announced Wednesday with Roy Booker making the second team and the all-newcomer squad...
Evansville edges Redhawks with ninth-inning run (03/02/06)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Evansville scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday to hand visiting Southeast a 7-6 loss -- the Redhawks' third one-run defeat already this season. Southeast had a three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 4-4, while Evansville improved to 7-4...
Area sports digest 3/2/06 (03/02/06)
ASA meeting moved to March 22 The mandatory ASA softball meeting that had been scheduled for March 15 has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Osage Community Centre. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Umpires meeting will be 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the Osage Community Centre. Anyone interested in umpiring is encouraged to attend...
Ready or not, nations collide in inaugural event (03/02/06)
TAMPA, Fla. -- So, if need be, would Bernie Williams take out Derek Jeter at second base in the World Baseball Classic? "Better get down, buddy!" Jeter yelled playfully at his New York Yankees teammate on Wednesday, one day before they turn in their pinstripes and head to their national teams...
Chancellor's notes: Snyder's resignation was topic last year (03/02/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder was first encouraged by athletics director Mike Alden to consider a midseason resignation more than a year ago, according to notes from Chancellor Brady Deaton's recently concluded internal investigation...
Report: Charlotte wins race to be museum's home (03/02/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR's Hall of Fame appears headed to Charlotte, according to a report in Wednesday's editions of The Charlotte Observer. Citing three anonymous sources, the Observer reported that Charlotte beat out Atlanta and Daytona Beach, Fla., for the stock car racing museum and an official announcement is expected Monday. One source told the paper that final logistics must be worked out, but "it's going to happen."...
Keep the doctor away with five a day (03/02/06)
"Eat your veggies!" Your mother probably admonished you while you were growing up to eat the vegetables she prepared for dinner. The Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Agriculture and countless other health-related organizations are echoing what our moms told us: Eat your veggies. And fruit. At least five a day...
Health briefs/calendar 3/2/06 (03/02/06)
Briefly Community outreach clinics in Scott County during March will be: Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for each location. Services offered at the clinics include immunizations, blood pressure screenings, family planning and TB testing, among other services...
Barking up the Oscar tree (03/02/06)
March 2, 2006 Dear Leslie, Some people make an event of watching the Super Bowl on TV. They surround themselves with pizzas and beverages and watch until pie-eyed with cathode-ray poisoning. Maybe that's plasma poisoning these days. As TV events go, I prefer the Academy Awards. ...
What's sleep got to do with it? (03/02/06)
I was once referred a 17-year-old boy whose parents were concerned because he slept all the time. I asked him straight out: "Why do you sleep so much?" "Because I can," was his straight-out response. My eyes turned a bright green. It was envy, of course. ...
Scott Stapp says release of sex video was meant to sabotage his solo career (03/02/06)
WASHINGTON -- Scott Stapp thinks a recently released sex video showing him and Kid Rock with several strippers is meant to sabotage him. "Obviously someone wants to hurt me and doesn't want me to be successful in my solo career," Stapp told Associated Press Radio in a recent interview...
Agnes Gentemann (03/02/06)
Agnes Catherine Gentemann, 90, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1915, in York County Neb., daughter of Frank Layton and Margarita Foley. She and James Gentemann were married Aug. 16, 1940, at Millwood...
Roy Hale (03/02/06)
Roy Hale, 51, of Scott City died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Norton (03/02/06)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Edna M. Norton, 96, of Alto Pass died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at the home of a son. She was born Feb. 16, 1910, in Alto Pass, daughter of Fred A. and Emma McKinley Hartline. She and Don Carlos Norton were married Jan. 9, 1932, in Mound City, Ill. He died Feb. 11, 1992...
Charles Parkhill (03/02/06)
Charles Lee Parkhill, 63, of Fremont, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1942, at Van Buren, Mo., son of William Henry and Eunice Madrene Kester Parkhill. Parkhill was a longtime resident of Carter County. He was formerly of Jackson and retired from Rubbermaid. He had also worked at Florsheim Shoe Co...
Rudolph Nussbaum (03/02/06)
Rudolph Arthur Nussbaum, 84, of rural Whitewater died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 19, 1921, near Gordonville, son of Leo and Frieda Maag Nussbaum. He and RoseLee Burns were married Aug. 20, 1955, in Gordonville. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage prior to her death Oct. 3, 1998...
Fern Hency (03/02/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Katherine Fern Hency, 65, of Benton died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 11, 1941, at Oriole, daughter of Jesse Eugene and Mary Katherine McLain Wissman. She and Don Hency were married Aug. 10, 1968...
William Buellis Jr. (03/02/06)
William Thomas Buellis Jr., 75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at his home. He was born July 9, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., son of William and Alberta Tydings Buellis. He and Dorothy Ford were married April 8, 1949, in Pasadena, Md. Mr. Buellis grew up in Anne Arundel County, Md. He attended Southeast Bible College in Lakeland, Fla...
Morton Grim (03/02/06)
Morton Grim, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born March 19, 1927, in Leora, Mo., son of Ira B. "Bud" and Lillian "Bill" Morton Grim. He and Betty Tanner were married in 1944. He then married Louise Birkland in 1965, who died in 1998. He later married Bonnie Davis in 2001...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 3/2/06 (03/02/06)
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Out of the past 3/2/06 (03/02/06)
25 years ago: March 2, 1981 An elderly Cape Girardeau woman dies in her sleep of smoke inhalation when a fire rips through the rear portion of her home; Margaret Hall, 71, 633 S. Henderson Ave., is found in her bed at about 6 a.m. by firefighters who began searching for the woman after controlling the blaze...
Business health (03/02/06)
The Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post If there's anything more discouraging than the rising cost of health care, it's the expense of health-care insurance. The discouragement is even greater if you happen to work for or own one of the countless small businesses which, because of the cost, offer no health benefits whatsoever or only plans with large deductibles and small coverage...
A clear message (03/02/06)
In Cape Girardeau County, a clear message is being sent to young offenders that violent crimes will result in prison sentences. That was the case last month when two teenagers, one 15 years old and the other 17, were sentenced to 10 years in prison for the armed robbery last year of the KFC fast-food restaurant on William Street...
Southerners demand attention (03/02/06)
To the editor: Here is what I have told House Speaker Rod Jetton, state Sen. Jason Crowell, numerous Republicans as well as the whole Democratic Party: Make room once again for Southerners. Ronald Reagan won them over because the Democrats were no longer conservative, and they felt their heritage would be safe in the hands of the Republicans. It was Southern Democrats who gave Republicans their victories...
Value of life outweighs health issues (03/02/06)
To the editor: I couldn't believe my eyes when I read former U.S. senator Thomas F. Eagleton's op-ed piece in Sunday's edition. There wasn't much with which I agreed, but then I read: "When the right to life of the fertilized egg is invoked in this debate, a counter right must also be recognized, and that is the right to health of persons who suffer from such diseases as mentioned above." That is the essence of this debate, and Eagleton's honesty was a refreshing alternative to his coalition's propaganda.. ...
Speak Out 3/2/06 (03/02/06)
Heads in the sand; It's clear now; Incorrect orders; Police fund raising; Going backward; Make it happy; Help in the snow; Is it harassment now?; Christian warfare; Right lane is slow; Long waits on buses; Bad drivers; Restaurant smoke
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