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Ticket to the ball (03/05/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Saturday proved to be historic for Southeast Missouri State. For the first time, the university's women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division I tournament, courtesy of a 71-50 win over Tennessee Tech in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
$14,000 raised so far to help veteran's family; more on way (03/05/06)
An outpouring of emotional and financial support has eased the burden of cancer and chronic diseases that were weighing down Iraq war veteran Justin Dietiker and his wife, Terri, of Biehle, Mo. A fund for the family has gathered $14,000, with more on the way...
High court may intervene in drug funding fight (03/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- Fifteen states are urging the Supreme Court to take the unusual step of immediately intervening to resolve a dispute between states and the federal government over the costly new Medicare prescription drug program. ...
Police issue worries some Oran candidates (03/05/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- As the April 4 municipal election approaches in Oran, some candidates are concerned the controversy over the police department could affect the election outcome and put responsible city government at risk. Other candidates say the police controversy isn't an issue at all...
Bill would create 'virtual schools' for K through 12 (03/05/06)
Missouri children could get an education -- kindergarten through high school -- without ever setting foot in a school building under legislation working its way through the Missouri House. The bill would require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a "virtual school" by July 1, 2007. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade could enroll full- or part-time in a virtual school...
Think tank official to be on KRCU radio show today (03/05/06)
Eric Peterson, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., will discuss population growth and other world issues on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The public affairs show will be broadcast at 3 p.m. today on 90.9 FM, the region's National Public Radio affiliate station...
Operation Homeland rescue draws 16 agencies (03/05/06)
Sixteen agencies participated in Operation Homeland Rescue Saturday at Arena Park. The event served to increase Missouri National Guard recruitment, public awareness and create liasons between local, federal and state agencies in the event of a disaster...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (03/05/06)
Presentations n Presentation by the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau. Public hearings Consent ordinances New ordinances Liquor license Other...
Sign ordinance tops Cape council agenda (03/05/06)
At Monday's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, there will be a first reading and public hearing for an amendment to the city code relating to what types of signs are legal in the city. Signs prohibited under the new ordinance include most flashing signs, banners, signs on city rights of way, and sandwich boards worn by people to promote businesses...
Museum's first two floors almost done (03/05/06)
A 16-foot-tall monster lives on the second floor of the former William Mayfield College. Carefully crafted from fiberglass and two tons of clay, the Tyrannosaurus rex frames a long wall of windows overlooking Marble Hill. While the building at 207 Mayfield Drive is no longer a college, it's still a place of learning...
Car auction draws dealers and dreamers (03/05/06)
Car styles have changed since the 1940 Mercury with a flathead V-8 engine first took to the road. Rounded fenders gave way to sharp, tall tailfins in the 1950s. Muscle cars dominated the 1960s and 1970s. And for some, Saturday's classic car auction at the Show Me Center was a chance to once again sit at the wheel of a car they dreamed of owning new. For others, it was a chance to make money. But for everyone, it was expensive...
No bone left unturned (03/05/06)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Even the air smells 70 million years old. Rich, earthen. Preserved alongside the remnants of long-extinct animals that once breathed it. Millions of years' worth of sediment, broken bone and fossils are buried in a 5-foot-deep hole in remote Bollinger County...
Divided Missouri Democrats uniting for 2006 elections (03/05/06)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Missouri Democrats, not long ago divided, were united Saturday as they looked toward the 2006 elections with high hopes of regaining offices lost in recent years to Republicans. This year's Missouri Democrat Days was a marked departure from two years ago, when a gubernatorial primary topped their ticket and divided donors and voters...
CMSU suspends fraternity for throwing 'racially insensitive' party (03/05/06)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Central Missouri State University has suspended a fraternity for holding a "racially insensitive" party around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A three-week university investigation found that the January event, called a "chicken and beer" party at the Alpha Kappa Lambda's housing complex mocked the national King holiday, established to honor the slain civil rights leader...
Jasper, Mo., mayor sent to hospital after city council brawl (03/05/06)
JASPER, Mo. -- Five people face assault charges after a city council brawl sent the mayor of this southwest Missouri town and the former mayor's wife to the hospital. The fight, which broke out shortly after the city council meeting ended Thursday, is the latest development in a feud between Mayor John Rodebush and former mayor Jim McCorkle...
McCaskill opposes port deal; Talent also has questioned it (03/05/06)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Democratic Senate candidate Claire McCaskill said Saturday she was opposed to a Bush administration deal that would allow a United Arab Emirates company to take over significant operations at six major U.S. ports. Following public and congressional concerns about the deal, President Bush's administration said it would conduct a new, 45-day investigation of plans by Dubai-owned DP World to purchase London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., the current ports operator.. ...
Judge and attorneys work out jury instructions in Ryan trial (03/05/06)
CHICAGO -- The two sides in former Gov. George Ryan's racketeering and fraud trial hammered out the wording of jury instructions during a hearing in federal court Saturday, two days before the start of closing arguments. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer listened as attorneys from both sides outlined a variety of concerns with the instructions. She then finalized the language...
Army will launch criminal probe of death of former football player (03/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Army said Saturday it will launch a criminal investigation into the April 2004 death of Pat Tillman, the former professional football player who was shot to death by fellow soldiers in Afghanistan in what previous Army reviews had concluded was an accidental shooting...
Burlington, Vt., to become first to elect mayor using instant runoff (03/05/06)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Runoff elections are typically cumbersome processes, taking weeks and sometimes months to determine a winner. Burlington is going to do it all instantly. In an innovation known as instant runoff voting, the results of Tuesday's five-candidate election for mayor and whatever runoffs are needed to settle it will all be known soon after polls close...
Queens of the road: Camaraderie helps spike number of female motorcyclists (03/05/06)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Roe Hyer was diagnosed with breast cancer so advanced that doctors gave her only a month to live, the single mom decided to finally start living. The spunky hairdresser, then 39, was tired of "being a passenger" in life. She moved to Florida, took up bodybuilding and bought a motorcycle -- a metallic blue Suzuki Intruder 800...
Thousands of cases kept secret for federal defendants (03/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- Despite the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of public trials, nearly all records are being kept secret for more than 5,000 defendants who completed their journey through the federal courts over the last three years. Instances of such secrecy more than doubled from 2003 to 2005...
Land sale plan favors of Northwest (03/05/06)
WASHINGTON -- More than a quarter of the $800 million the Bush administration plans to raise by selling national forest would benefit rural schools in Oregon and Washington, though just 6 percent of the sales would occur in those forest-rich states...
Personal stories beginning to emerge from files on Guantanamo detainees (03/05/06)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The evidence against the Kazakh apple seller showed he had been captured by the Taliban and forced to work as a cook. In fact, the man told his U.S. military tribunal, he was only a cook's helper, and had never heard of al-Qaida or the Taliban until he was kidnapped and conscripted by Afghanistan's former hard-line Islamic regime...
Desperate for work in Israel, Gazans think things will soon get worse (03/05/06)
EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip -- Hassan Dada's commute is a lot longer than his work day, and things may soon get much worse. The 48-year-old construction worker leaves his house in Gaza at 10 p.m., overnights at the border waiting to be let into Israel, hurries back home in the afternoon because Gaza Palestinians have to be out of Israel by nightfall, and, after a couple of hours' sleep, starts the whole process over again...
Bush says Pakistan unfaltering in fighting terrorism (03/05/06)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Bush praised Pakistan's fight against terrorism as unfaltering Saturday but turned down an appeal for the same civilian nuclear help the United States intends to give India, this country's archrival. "Pakistan and India are different countries with different needs and different histories," Bush said at a news conference with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. The White House said that was a diplomatic way of saying no, at least not now...
Redhawks claim their first NCAA bid with win over Tennessee Tech (03/05/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This time there was no denying Southeast Missouri State. And it wasn't even close. The Redhawks rode a devastating second half to their first-ever NCAA Division I tournament berth, routing Tennessee Tech 71-50 in Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference tournament final...
Conceicao adds tournament MVP to her resume (03/05/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tatiana Conceicao failed to repeat as Ohio Valley Conference player of the year, although she was once again among the leading candidates for that award. But Southeast Missouri State's senior center got the ultimate reward Saturday -- an NCAA tournament berth for the Redhawks...
Smith has hardware to show for strong run (03/05/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It perhaps took a little longer than B.J. Smith had envisioned when he became the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach four seasons ago -- but the Redhawks have finally reached the promised land of the NCAA Division I tournament...
Samuel, Redhawks will get an early jump on '06 football season (03/05/06)
Tony Samuel has so far only gotten to size up his new players by watching them on tape and in the winter conditioning program. Monday, Southeast Missouri State's first-year head football coach will start seeing the Redhawks on the field -- bright and early...
Redhawks softball team posts shutout (03/05/06)
Southeast Missouri State softball pitcher Elaine Fisher struck out 12 batters in a complete-game 4-0 victory against the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday at the two-day All Missouri Cancer Tournament on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield...
Redhawks suffer third Classic loss (03/05/06)
Redhawks baseball coach Mark Hogan knew when he decided to go with a largely inexperienced lineup this season it would take time for his new players to adjust to the speed of Division I baseball. Playing in its third of four games at the Little Caesars Pizza Classic on Saturday at Capaha Park, Southeast showed some signs of life but could not overcome five fielding errors and several mental mistakes in a 10-6 loss to Indiana State in 11 innings...
Fan Speak March5 (03/05/06)
More girls hoops I AM very upset to read the sports section. All I hear about is the boys. Girls basketball only makes the paper when there is nothing else to write about. Next year, I hope to read about girls basketball. I think if you published more, maybe girls basketball would become more popular instead of only a few people showing up...
Murray State collects 13th tournament berth (03/05/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Murray State Racers love looking at the banners that fill their gym's rafters. Adding to that collection is even more special. Reserve Tyler Holloway scored 11 of his 13 points in a key second-half run to help Murray State clinch its 13th berth in the NCAA tournament by beating Samford 74-57 in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship Saturday...
Woods ends crazy round at Doral with two-shot lead (03/05/06)
MIAMI -- The shots were flying all over the 18th hole at the Blue Monster, behind banyan trees and corporate chalets, in the water on the left and the opposite fairway on the right. One guy made a 65-foot putt for birdie. Another one missed a 3-foot putt to take double bogey...
Marlins continue perfect spring start at Cards' expense (03/05/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- So far, the Florida Marlins are Joe Girardi's juggernauts. Miguel Olivo and Reggie Abercrombie hit three-run homers Saturday, helping the unbeaten Marlins defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0. The Marlins began spring training under new manager Girardi with low expectations following an offseason payroll purge. But they're 4-0 this week, counting a victory over the University of Miami...
Hansbrough leads Heels to upset of No. 1 Duke (03/05/06)
DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina's precocious freshmen earned another victory on the road, in perhaps the toughest setting. They ruined Senior Night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points, fellow rookie Danny Green came up with the key defensive stop and the 13th-ranked Tar Heels held off No. 1 Duke 83-76 Saturday night in the final home game for J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams...
SIU, sizzling Bradley reach MVC title game (03/05/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Top seeds never seem to last in the Missouri Valley tournament. Not that it's do or die anymore. Marcellus Sommerville tied his career high with 14 rebounds and scored 17 points, helping No. 5 seed Bradley upset regular-season champion Wichita State 60-52 in the semifinals Saturday. For the eighth straight season, the No. 1 team in the regular season will have to wait for a possible at-large NCAA tournament berth...
Redhawks leave a veteran searching for words (03/05/06)
I've never been known for being speechless. But I came close Saturday as I sat and watched the unbelievable second-half performance of Southeast Missouri State's women's basketball team during the Ohio Valley Conference tournament final in Nashville, Tenn...
Back to the Blitz (03/05/06)
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The children had fashioned blackout curtains for the windows and were tearing newspaper strips to use as toilet paper when the air-raid sirens began howling. Women in green uniforms of the British Women's Voluntary Service hurried the elementary schoolers single-file into a makeshift bomb shelter. They sat on the floor listening to the sounds of thundering airplane engines and, finally, explosions...
A taste of hunger (03/05/06)
One in 10 households. That's how many households in the United States are living with hunger, according to Bread for the World. And that's just the U.S. Worldwide, the nonprofit, non-partisan education/advocacy group estimates that 852 million people go hungry...
Maple trees share their sweetness (03/05/06)
Late winter is when the sap starts flowing in maple trees, sap that can be boiled down into sweet syrup. Ideal conditions are sunny days with temperatures in the 40s, following nights when the mercury dips into the 20s. Even a single tree could yield you over a quart of finished syrup -- a very special treat when you have collected the sap and boiled it down yourself...
Use online travel videos to plan your vacation (03/05/06)
NEW YORK -- There are travel blogs and travel podcasts, and now, increasingly, there are travel "vlogs" and other types of online travel videos. Some are slick and standard travelogues. Others, while professionally produced, are unconventional and artsy. But many are by true amateurs who just want to share their images of a place...
Our friendly neighborhood alarm clocks (03/05/06)
HE SAID: Sleep is a huge issue at our house. Usually my head hits the pillow somewhere in the 1 a.m. range, give or take an hour depending on how breaking stories or broken computers affects the dissemination of the news. My sleep is then broken by the 7 a.m. buzz of the alarm clock when I disseminate Drew to South Elementary. It then is broken once more at around 8:30 a.m. when my cute and talented wife wakes me with an apparel emergency...
Small films could mean small ratings for Academy Awards (03/05/06)
LOS ANGELES -- No matter who wins today, Hollywood can both brag about an unusually daring crop of Academy Awards films and hang its head in embarrassment that hardly any came from the studios that dominate the movie business. The Oscars are as establishment as it gets in the entertainment world. ...
Mary Hutchison (03/05/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Liddie Hutchison, 77, of Anna died Friday, March 3, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, at Trenton, Tenn., daughter of Elisha Alexander and Bunav Williams Magee. Hutchison was retired from Nutritional Headquarters in Carbondale, Ill...
Weber-Holloway (03/05/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donna Renee Weber and Christopher Lee Holloway were married Oct. 15, 2005, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. The Rev. Christopher Cole performed the ceremony. Organist was Janet Seibel and violinist was Matthew Mueller, both of Perryville, and soloist was Rachel Deckerd of Altenburg, Mo...
Kintzler-Steinhoff (03/05/06)
Carly Elizabeth Kintzler and Adam Lynn Steinhoff were married Dec. 17, 2005, at Chapelle du Paradis in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Bruce Kintzler of Boca Raton, Fla., and Holly Glander of Griggsville, Ill. The groom is the son of Kenneth L. and Lila Steinhoff of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Eftink-Bollinger (03/05/06)
Kathryn Louise Eftink and Matthew Dean Bollinger exchanged vows Nov. 26, 2005, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jerry Ganiel, soloist was Darlene Bullinger, both of Jackson. Laura Eftink, sister of the bride, sang, with guitar accompaniment by Rodney Eftink, brother of the bride...
Bohnert-Whitlock (03/05/06)
Stacy Lee Bohnert and Scott Michael Whitlock were married Oct. 21, 2005, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Shirley Bohnert of Oak Ridge. The groom is the son of James Whitlock of Springfield, Mo., and Christine Whitlock of Punta Gorda, Fla...
Diamond-Reyes (03/05/06)
Amanda R. Diamond and Miguel A. Reyes exchanged vows Nov. 26, 2005, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ocala, Fla. Ron Mueller performed the ceremony. Organist was Alene Yoder of Ocala. The bride is the daughter of Roy and Virginia Diamond of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Felix and Victoria Reyes of Ocala...
Centanni-Augustine (03/05/06)
Amy Rae Centanni and Jeffrey Michael Augustine were married Aug. 27, 2005, at Francine's Gardens. Jay White performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Jenny Revelle of Fredericktown, Mo. Parents of the couple are Mark and Marsha Centanni of Morley, Mo., and Mike and Beverly Augustine of Cape Girardeau...
Green-Macklem (03/05/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- George and Minnie Green of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Tina R. Green, to Robert R. Macklem, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of James and Shirley Macklem of Kuttawa, Ky. Green is a 1996 graduate of Advance High School. She is employed at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jackson...
Wishart-McIntosh (03/05/06)
Barb Wishart and John Lesar of Cape Girardeau and Barry and Kathy Wishart of Cassopolis, Mich., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Wishart, to Shannon McIntosh, both of Chaffee, Mo. He is the son of Michael McIntosh of Cape Girardeau and Deborah and Alex Gonzaque of Chaffee...
Hobeck-Roberts (03/05/06)
Cindi Crites of Jackson and Kenny Hobeck of Daisy announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lyn Hobeck, to Jered Lee Roberts, both of Bloomsdale, Mo. He is the son of Gary and Donna Roberts of Glenallen, Mo. Hobeck is a graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a service specialist II with Edward Jones in St. Louis...
Guengerich-Winningham (03/05/06)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Gene and Tina Guengerich of Manito, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn R. Guengerich, to Daniel P. Winningham of Burlington, Wis. He is the son of Paul and Diane Winningham of Uniontown. Guengerich received a bachelor of science degree in education from Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., in 2005...
Curran- Albritton (03/05/06)
Donald and Sherry Curran of Conway, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Bernadette Curran, to John Albritton. He is the son of Ron and Fran Albritton of Conway. Mrs. Curran is formerly of Cape Girardeau. Curran is a 2001 graduate of Conway High School, and received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. She is attending the University of Arkansas-Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law...
Chandler-Niedbalski (03/05/06)
Patricia Chandler of Marble Hill, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Amy Chandler, to Eric Niedbalski, both of Arnold, Mo. He is the son of Richard and Sylvia Niedbalski of Jackson. Chandler is also the daughter of the late John Chandler...
Moyer-Rigdon (03/05/06)
John and Anne Moyer of Kennett, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire A. Moyer, to Mark Rigdon, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of John and Carol Fisher of Kennett. Moyer is a 2001 graduate of Kennett High School, and received a degree in family life from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed at Cingular Wireless...
Eddens-Gentry (03/05/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Eddens of Oakville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Ann Eddens, to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Ray Gentry. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gentry of Sikeston. Eddens is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Reisenbichlers celebrate 50th (03/05/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Reisenbichler of Pocahontas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a noon lunch at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall Feb. 4, 2006. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Reisenbichler and Margie Statler were married Feb. 3, 1956, at First Baptist Church in Jackson, with the Rev. L.A. Green officiating...
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Out of the past 3/5/06 (03/05/06)
25 years ago: March 5, 1981 After 14 years of waiting, Famous Barr's role in the community becomes a reality as the ribbon is cut at its new store, officially signaling the opening of Cape Girardeau's West Park Mall; more than 500 people brave a sharp March wind to take part in the celebration...
Missouri needs more AEDs (03/05/06)
By Wes Wright Upon reading former U.S. senator Thomas F. Eagleton's Feb. 26 op-ed column in favor of stem-cell research, one is likely to come away largely in favor of such research. Indeed, most Christians (even conservative Christians like myself), would find themselves in nearly complete agreement with his words...
Preparing for the worst (03/05/06)
In New Orleans, dealing with the aftermath of the devastating 2005 hurricanes is about equal parts restoring the city and lives of its inhabitants and preparing for the next round of major storms. Restoration in a flood-prone city below sea level and protected by breachable levees raises its own set of peculiar options. ...
Any sin is not just another decision (03/05/06)
To the editor: As I read the report on state Sen. Jason Crowell's bill to end abortion, it was disappointing to read the Rev. Paul Kabo, a fellow Christian, describe abortion as a "woman's decision in her faith journey." I suppose the same description could be applied to adultery or any other sin, but a faith journey should lead us closer to God. ...
Cairo officials should forgo pay (03/05/06)
To the editor: I found Rudi Keller's article on the latest Cairo City Council meeting quite sad. The mayor and council members should forgo their salaries and benefits until the city's finances are in much better shape. Most small towns in our area do not pay their mayor and council members a salary, let alone health benefits. ...
Speak Out 3/5/06 (03/05/06)
Back-alley system; Costly legislation; Christian agenda; Can't please everyone; Where there's smoke ...; Advance warning; Taking on Roe
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