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New long-term acute care hospital opens (03/06/06)
A new long-term acute care hospital has opened its doors in Cape Girardeau, providing what administrators describe as a facility for those with "medically complex" conditions who require longer recovery times. Landmark Hospital, a joint venture with Saint Francis Healthcare System, opened recently at 3255 Independence St. between Farrar Drive and South Mount Auburn Road...
Muslim followers say Islam is against terrorism (03/06/06)
Area Muslims shared their religious beliefs and answered questions at an open forum Sunday afternoon at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau. A variety of topics were discussed during the three-hour event, free copies of the Quran were passed out and samples of ethnic dishes were available...
Cape teen hurt in accident on Saturday (03/06/06)
A Cape Girardeau teenager received serious injuries after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving early Saturday morning. Terrence Lipps, 17, was transported by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Lipps was traveling on County Road 621, three miles north of Cape Girardeau. The accident occurred as the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned...
Jackson officials expected to clear way for new baseball field (03/06/06)
Preliminary plans for a first-class baseball field in Jackson's Brookside Park are expected to be approved by the board of aldermen at its regular meeting today. The new field, which is expected to be completed next summer, is being partially funded by former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog...
The increasing challenge of fighting meth's grip (03/06/06)
With the number of people seeking help for methamphetamine use increasing at least one Southeast Missouri treatment center can hardly keep up with the demand. "This phone rings off the wall begging me to get people in," said Jim Ray, clinical supervisor for Family Counseling Center Inc., 20 S. Sprigg St. Since the center opened in Cape Girardeau in 1989, Ray said there have been a growing number of clients in for meth use...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (03/06/06)
7:30 p.m. today Action Items Power and Light Committee Street Committee...
Lions Club annual Pancake Day benefits vision programs (03/06/06)
The Cape Girardeau Lions Club will hold its 68th annual Pancake Day at the Arena Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15. Last year more than 11,000 pancakes were served to more than 3,700 people. A ticket will buy a stack of hot pancakes and beverage (sausages extra) and help charities, too...
FCE club presents clothing guards for area veterans (03/06/06)
Lamplighters FCE Club of Cape Girardeau showed its appreciation to veterans on Valentine's Day by delivering 60 handmade clothing protectors for Veterans Home residents. Funding for project supplies was made possible by a Missouri Foundation for Family and Community Education grant the Lamplighters received in 2005 and proceeds from a community yard sale...
Veterans remembered by Southeast Missouri State University ROTC cadets (03/06/06)
More than 100 men and women at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau received valentine cards and gifts from Southeast Missouri State University Air Force ROTC cadets. The cadets who created this community service project wanted to make the holiday special and personal for the residents...
Community briefs 3/6/06 (03/06/06)
Jackson library story times held Wednesdays Story times for preschool children, ages 3 to 5, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Jackson Public Library, 100 N. Missouri St., third floor. Fun stories, a craft and snack are on the agenda. Call Christy Scott at 243-5150 for more information...
DeMolay celebrates soldiers' return from Iraq (03/06/06)
The Excelsior Chapter Order of DeMolay recently honored two returning Iraqi Freedom soldiers, Sgt. Allen Storm and Spc. Adrianne Storm. Both were Army Reservists with 301st Combat Support Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Adrianne Storm was deployed with the 375th Quartermaster Company, Belton, Mo. in September 2004 and returned to the states November 2005. Allen Storm was deployed with 55th Medical Company, Indianapolis, Ind., in November 2004 and returned to the states November 2005...
March is National Eye Donor Month (03/06/06)
Southeast Missourian The Heartland Lions Eye Bank, a division of the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation, aims to preserve and restore the sight of people in Missouri and around the world. The Eye Bank operates seven branches throughout Missouri, Kansas and Illinois with headquarters in Columbia, Mo. ...
Cape public library events planned for this month (03/06/06)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library has announced its calendar of events for the latter half of the month...
Deaths at rail crossings in Missouri doubled last year (03/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Deaths at Missouri rail crossings doubled in 2005, reversing a decade-long trend in safer crossings, according to a newspaper report. Preliminary figures from the Missouri Department of Transportation show 17 people died from crashes along public rail crossings, the most since 1996, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. There were 65 collisions last year, up from 45 in 2004...
Study: Birth defect risks from West Nile virus are slight (03/06/06)
CHICAGO -- Pregnant women who get West Nile virus likely will have normal babies, although a small risk of birth defects can't be completely ruled out, according to the first published report from a multistate registry. Researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called their report "somewhat reassuring" but said pregnant women still should be especially careful to follow precautions, including staying indoors when mosquito activity is high and wearing repellent during mosquito season.. ...
Tobacco tax could lead to licensure of retailers (03/06/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians need a license to drive, fish or hunt; to cut people's hair, tattoo or embalm them; to practice medicine, sell homes or teach children. But there's no need for a Missouri license to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products -- a gap in government oversight that makes Missouri a national oddity...
Former governor's corruption trial set to finish in a war of words (03/06/06)
CHICAGO -- Former Gov. George Ryan's racketeering and fraud trial heads into a new phase this week -- a four-day war of words designed to win over jurors. As much as 22 hours of closing arguments are set to start this morning and go through Thursday, with U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer saving Friday for instructions to the jury...
CIA releases -- and later reclassifies -- much of former officer's book, lawsuit says (03/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- A member of the CIA's first post-9/11 class is alleging in a federal lawsuit that the agency violated his First Amendment rights by ordering dozens of deletions in his book about spy training after initially approving it. T.J. Waters was chosen from more than 150,000 who submitted their resumes to the CIA, hoping to contribute personally to the U.S. ...
Cheating on taxes becomes bigger taboo, according to IRS survey (03/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- If you knew your neighbors had cheated on their taxes, should you turn them in? More than 3 out of 5 people surveyed by the IRS Oversight Board said you should. The board, which provides independent oversight and advice for the Internal Revenue Service, found 62 percent of people surveyed completely or mostly agreed that "it is everyone's personal responsibility to report anyone w...
Elite colleges look to untapped reservoir of community colleges (03/06/06)
The signs are everywhere, from the BMWs parked on campus, to the students' designer cell phones, to the number of families paying full price even as tuition and fees climb past $40,000. The most prestigious colleges are overwhelmingly attended by the wealthy...
Three plucked from burning smokestack; fourth man believed dead (03/06/06)
BALTIMORE -- Maryland state troopers Alex Kelly and Larry Levasseur never had to pull off a rescue like this before. Three men were trapped Saturday night 1,000 feet up on a smokestack in northern West Virginia, where an explosion damaged the lift that had carried them to the top. Fire was burning on all but about 10 feet of a platform that looked like a fiery cork in the top of the building...
Fusion fares poorly in crash tests (03/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- The 2006 Ford Fusion received poor marks in offering motorists protection in side crashes, according to new crash tests released Sunday by the insurance industry. The Fusion, a mid-size sedan starting at $17,795, received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's lowest mark on side-impact tests conducted on a model without optional side air bags. On frontal crash tests, the Fusion received the institute's second-best mark of acceptable...
Numbers on Caller ID might not be trustworthy (03/06/06)
NEW YORK -- Last fall, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's office started getting phone calls from constituents who complained about receiving recorded phone messages that bad-mouthed Murphy. The constituents were especially upset that the messages appeared to come from the congressman's own office. At least, that's what Caller ID said...
Two children killed, injured father a suspect (03/06/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 5-year-old boy and his 8-year-old sister were found shot to death in their burning home, and police charged their father with the slayings. The father was found a couple of miles from the house with critical injuries on Saturday, police Sgt. Lisa Mangum said. She would not describe his injuries...
Republican lawmakers pledge to change ports review process (03/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. must overhaul the way it reviews foreign acquisitions of companies involving U.S. ports, two key GOP lawmakers said Sunday, calling the Bush administration's handling of the Dubai deal flawed. The chief executive of Dubai Ports World, meanwhile, insisted his Dubai firm posed no security risk to the U.S. and said that he expected the proposed $6.8 billion purchase of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. will be completed...
AT&T reaches out to BellSouth in $67 billion deal (03/06/06)
ATLANTA -- AT&T Inc. is buying BellSouth Corp. for $67 billion in stock in a bid that further consolidates the telecommunications industry and would give AT&T total control of their growing joint venture, Cingular Wireless LLC. The proposed purchase, announced Sunday, also goes a long way toward resurrecting the old Ma Bell telephone system, which was broken apart in 1984...
Homeless man kicked, burned in Boston park (03/06/06)
BOSTON -- A homeless man sleeping in a park was attacked early Sunday by two men who kicked him in the stomach and then set him on fire, police said. No arrests were made and police gave no indication of what might have motivated the attack. The 30-year-old homeless man, whose name was not released, told police he was awakened by the men kicking him in Langone Park in the city's North End...
Study: There will be more fat children by end of decade (03/06/06)
LONDON -- The number of overweight children worldwide will increase significantly by the end of the decade, and scientists expect profound impacts on everything from public health care to economies, a study published today said. Nearly half of the children in North and South America will be overweight by 2010, up from what recent studies say is about one-third, according to a report published by the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity...
Guantanamo detainees despair of ever leaving U.S. military prison (03/06/06)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Ahamed Abdul Aziz has been in the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than three years and, by his account, has been interrogated 50 times without being charged with any crime. He waits with anguish for freedom but fears it will never come...
Iran issues warning as U.N. watchdog set to discuss suspect nuclear program (03/06/06)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran threatened on Sunday to embark on full-scale uranium enrichment if the U.N. nuclear agency presses for action over its atomic program, and a top U.S. diplomat warned the Islamic republic of possible "painful consequences." The comments came as the International Atomic Energy Agency's board prepared to meet today to discuss referring Iran to the U.N. Security Council, but delegates said whatever step the council might take would stop far short of sanctions...
New heat on al-Jaafari to step down over Iraq's sectarian violence (03/06/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Sunni Arab and Kurdish politicians increased pressure Sunday on Shiite Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to abandon his bid for a new term, while leaders of Iraq's Shiite majority struggled to overcome growing internal divisions. Despite the squabbling, there were reports the new parliament would be called into session for the first time as early as the end of the week, starting the clock on a 60-day period during which it would have to elect a president and approve a prime minister and Cabinet.. ...
Militants vow attacks to cut Nigeria oil exports by 1 million barrels daily (03/06/06)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Militants threatened more attacks on Nigeria's oil facilities and vowed Sunday to cut daily oil exports by 1 million barrels, adding to concerns for OPEC as it prepares for a strategy meeting this week. Oil is already more $60 a barrel, and the markets are nervous about potential disruptions to the supply from this OPEC member, which is African's largest producer of crude oil...
Thousands demand Thai prime minister's resignation (03/06/06)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the prime minister's resignation marched to his office Sunday night after a boisterous rally accusing Thaksin Shinawatra of corruption and abuse of power. Leaders vowed the crowds would camp out in the streets until Thaksin quit, but today he again dismissed their calls...
Jackson's JV wrestlers go 9-0, preserve dual streak (03/06/06)
Junior varsity records and results normally do not receive much fanfare outside of the coaching staff and players themselves. At Jackson High School the JV wrestling program has put together a streak which is hard to ignore. The Indians have not lost a dual JV meet in 15 years, a streak of 143 straight wins...
Mother Nature rains on Creighton's parade at Little Caesars Classic (03/06/06)
Southeast trailed 13-1 when play was halted after three innings. The bad news for Southeast Missouri State's baseball team Sunday was that the Redhawks trailed visiting Creighton 13-1 after three innings. But the good news for the Redhawks is that they won't be hit with another loss...
'Hawks place second to MU (03/06/06)
The University of Missouri showed area gymnastics fans why it is the nation's ninth-ranked collegiate team. MU blistered the field in Sunday's Outback Invitational at the Show Me Center, running away with the title in the four-team meet. The Tigers scored 195.550 points, followed by host Southeast Missouri State (191.975), Centenary (188.775) and Ball State (187.325)...
Tigers nip NU with help from coach's son (03/06/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- If Melvin Watkins coached his last game Sunday at Mizzou Arena, he got one fine farewell gift from his son Marcus, a reserve guard. Behind 11 second-half points from Watkins, a season and career high, the Tigers fought back from an 11-point deficit with under five minutes remaining to defeat Nebraska 64-63...
KC will host Super Bowl if voters approve stadium taxes (03/06/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Football League announced Sunday that Kansas City would host Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 if voters approve a tax to renovate Arrowhead Stadium. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue addressed a meeting of team officials and civic leaders by speakerphone from New York. ...
Former Twins great Puckett suffers stroke (03/06/06)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett had a stroke at his Arizona home Sunday and was taken to a hospital for surgery, the Minnesota Twins announced from their spring training camp. The 44-year-old Puckett, who led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, was taken to a Scottsdale hospital...
Woods uses bogeys to secure Doral win (03/06/06)
MIAMI -- Tiger Woods knew he had to keep making birdies to stay ahead of the pack, and he delivered the kind of shots that make him so difficult to beat. Everything changed on the 18th hole Sunday in the Ford Championship. All he needed was a bogey...
Mulder, Wainwright shine in Cards' 6-3 win (03/06/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mark Mulder threw three scoreless innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 win over the Florida Marlins on Sunday. The left-hander allowed one hit, struck out three and walked none. "Not to jinx myself, but I felt better today than I did in any start last year," Mulder said. "I felt really good. My mechanics feel so much better. I don't care what start you take last year, I felt better today. I felt like I was throwing harder, too."...
Report: Rams release Bruce after contract talks falter (03/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams released wide receiver Isaac Bruce Sunday night after failing to reach agreement on a restructured contract, according to a published report. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in today's editions that the Rams remained hopeful of reaching an agreement with the four-time Pro Bowl player. Bruce is the longest-tenured Ram, and has been with the team since 1994 -- the year before they moved to the Midwest...
SIU wins MVC tournament (03/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Southern Illinois was struggling entering the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, having dropped three of four. So much for momentum. Randal Falker's 17 points and career-high 16 rebounds powered a 59-46 victory over Bradley in the championship game on Sunday, leading the Salukis to their fifth straight berth in the NCAA tournament...
High times just didn't last long enough to save Garner (03/06/06)
The ups and downs in the careers of athletes and coaches are about as extreme as can be imagined, with fortunes changing in what many times seems like no time at all. That had special meaning on the local sports scene last week, as Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Gary Garner did not have his contract extended after nine years on the job...
Corrections 3/6/06 (03/06/06)
n The pairings for the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament will be announced March 13. An incorrect date appeared in Sunday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. n Chris Williams competed as a member of the Southeast Missouri State 1,600-meter relay team that set a school record during Saturday's meet at Iowa State. He was misidentified in Sunday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Walgreens still looking at Jackson? (03/06/06)
It's no secret in Jackson that Walgreens for some time had been scouting locations to build a new store there. But it's not clear whether the food and drugstore giant is still looking today. I called the Cape Girardeau Walgreens and -- before I identified myself -- asked the person who answered the phone if there were still plans to build a Walgreens in Jackson...
'Crash' pulls off Oscar upset with best-picture win (03/06/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Reese Witherspoon as country singer June Carter in "Walk the Line" and Philip Seymour Hoffman as author Truman Capote in "Capote" won the lead-acting Academy Awards on Sunday. "Oh, my goodness I never thought I'd be here in my whole life growing up in Tennessee," said Witherspoon, who like co-star Joaquin Phoenix as Carter's soul mate, country legend Johnny Cash, handled her own singing in "Walk the Line."...
The business of mice, mighty and otherwise (03/06/06)
BAR HARBOR, Maine -- When it comes to the price of mice, you pay extra for defects. A mouse with arthritis runs close to $200; two pairs of epileptic mice can cost 10 times that. You want three blind mice? That'll run you about $250. And for your own custom mouse, with the genetic modification of your choosing, expect to pay as much as $100,000...
Business memo 03/06/06 (03/06/06)
Saint Francis wins respiratory recognition Saint Francis Medical Center has earned quality respiratory care recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care, a national program helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Approximately 10 percent of hospitals in the United States receive the recognition, and this is the third consecutive year for Saint Francis Medical Center...
People on the move 03/06/06 (03/06/06)
KFVS12 hires two account executives KFVS12 has hired Kelley Burlison and Danielle Usery as local account executives in the station's sales department. Burlison, a Cape Girardeau native and a graduate of Central High School, attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. ...
Chamber using new software to recruit businesses (03/06/06)
Want to know how much Cape Girardeau County residents shelled out on alcoholic beverages in 2005? Or how much they spent on paint and wallpaper? Or how about exactly how long it takes to drive from Paducah, Ky., to Jackson? John Mehner could tell you. With a few strokes on a keyboard and the click of a return button, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO now has massive amounts of demographic information as close as his computer...
Carol Love (03/06/06)
EAST CARDONDELET, Ill. -- Carol Jean Love, 58, of East Carondelet died Friday, March 3, 2006, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ralph and Bessie Verble Kaufman. Love retired after 37 years from Jefferson Barracks Hospital as a nurse...
Joe Allen (03/06/06)
Joe Lynn Allen, 78, of Festus, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Jackson, son of William Lynn and Alta Idler Hall Allen. He and Shirley Jean Crites were married Jan. 24, 1953, in Piggott, Ark...
Harry Hinkle (03/06/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Harry Hinkle, 85, of Anna, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. He was born on March 20, 1920, in Union County, Ill., son of Lena Jackson Hinkle. He and Logretta Merriman were married on March 27, 1948...
Reta James (03/06/06)
Reta Faye James, 68, of Wappapello, Mo., formerly of Glenallen, Mo., died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at her residence. She was born Jan. 11, 1938, near Glenallen, daughter of Lester E. and Reba Rea Reed. She and C.J. James were married on June 13, 1965, in Marble Hill, Mo...
Janet Birkhead (03/06/06)
Janet Birkhead, 70, of Lake of Egypt, Ill., formerly of Anna, Ill., died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Herrin (Ill.) Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Beulah Summers (03/06/06)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Beulah May Summers, 93, of Dexter, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. She was born on Nov. 17, 1912, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of John Neal and Elizabeth Robinson Murphy. She and Alfred Summers were married on Oct. 3, 1934, in Poplar Bluff. He died Nov. 18, 1995...
Shelby Hollingworth (03/06/06)
Shelby Darlene Hollingworth, 67, of Villa Ridge, Ill., formerly of McClure and Cairo, said goodbye to her family and friends, this 5th day of March 2006 and danced into Heaven with Jesus, at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at her home. Mrs. Hollingsworth was born Sept. 21, 1939, at McClure, Ill., daughter of the Rev. Robert Lewis Burchyett and the late Lawana Opal Colyer Burchyett...
Carmen Cassady (03/06/06)
Carmen E. Cassady, 62, of Jackson passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006, at her home. She was born June 5, 1943, in Santa Rosa, NM, daughter of the late Satero and Louisa Valencia Chaves. She and Everett Cassady were married July 2, 1969, in Clovis, N.M. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to St. Louis. In 1971, they moved to Jackson...
Kevin Collins (03/06/06)
Kevin W. Collins, 52, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Saturday, March 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 24, 1953, in Cairo, Ill., son of Bill and Jo Siers Collins. He and Judi Thornton were married Feb. 23, 1974...
Lary Glaus (03/06/06)
Lary Lee Glaus, 67, of Chaffee died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at his residence in Chaffee. He was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Commerce, son of Joseph Ulrich and Beatrice Fay Knight Glaus. He and Dorothy Arnzen were married on June 29, 1957. Glaus was a self-employed farmer and a retired heavy equipment operator and worked out of local union 513 out of Cape Girardeau. ...
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Out of the past 3/6/06 (03/06/06)
25 years ago: March 6, 1981 ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Puxico, Mo., farmer Wayne Cryts, who took his soybeans from a bankrupt grain elevator in defiance of federal marshals last month, surrenders to federal officials; U.S. Magistrate William Bahn sets bond for Cryts at $1,000 during a brief hearing and orders the federal government to indict him or show probable cause by March 26...
No to ports deal (03/06/06)
The (Grand Junction, Colo.) Daily Sentinel ... At least on the surface level, the tiny nation east of Saudi Arabia is an ally in the war on terror. It was the first in the region to agree to screen all shipping containers heading for the United States. It has joined international agreements to suppress terrorist bombings and financing. It has aided in training Iraqi security forces...
The real concerns (03/06/06)
Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press The objections to Dubai Ports World taking over the contracts to manage operations at six U.S. ports boil down to two: It is Arab-owned, and it is based in the Mideast. Critics are urging President Bush to kill the deal. Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Robert Menendez of New Jersey are writing emergency legislation to do just that...
Safer vehicles (03/06/06)
Senate Majority Leader Charlie Shields proposes to end the state's vehicle safety inspection program. He says he isn't convinced the state's roads are any safer because of the inspections and hears lots of complaints. "Consumers just tell me they believe it's a huge pain," says the St. Joseph Republican...
Speak Out 3/6/06 (03/06/06)
No-cell section, please; Report both sides; Getting action; Cartoon cheap shot; Opera critique; Great show; Lifestyle changes; Big electric bills; Sowing the seed; Politicians should listen; Bad representation; Public transportation; Political agenda; Broadening horizons; Best of its kind; He caved in; Pillage and plunder
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