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Ste. Genevieve man charged with wildlife violations in Colo. (03/21/06)
Three Missouri men have been charged with numerous felony wildlife violations in Colorado after an ongoing investigation by officers from three state conservation agencies. Ste. Genevieve hunting outfitter Renegade Guide Service, operating in Colorado, is the target of the 3-year long investigation. ...
Armed and ready (03/21/06)
Last October, a Missouri woman, her brother and a friend were hunting coyotes along the edge of a wooded lot overlooking a field. They were dressed in total camouflage, including hats and masks, and had staked certain positions surrounding the field...
Weekend accident sends four to Cape Girardeau hospital (03/21/06)
A head-on collision in rural Cape Girardeau County late Saturday sent four people to area hospitals. Jason K. Lemons, 20, of Advance, Mo., was driving southbound on Highway 25 about four miles south of Delta when his car struck a vehicle driven by Gary Hopewell, 53, of Perryville, Mo., the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported...
Teens share fears, thoughts on parents (03/21/06)
Teens share fears, thoughts on parents In a recent study, researchers questioned 46,000 children ages 13 to 18 about their feelings on various subjects. About half the teenagers said their greatest fear was the possibility of going to war. About a fourth were afraid they wouldn't graduate high school...
Dying to play (03/21/06)
t's during the most routine moments that Sarah Pacatte thinks of her son Gabe. It's when she's at the grocery store and sees the things he liked to eat. Strawberries. Kix cereal. It's when she notices a scent, like the one unique to a teenage boy...
Monsanto to increase production of bovine growth hormone (03/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Monsanto will boost production of its Posilac bovine growth hormone after getting approval to make the drug entirely in the United States, the company said Monday. The move will reduce manufacturing time for Posilac, allowing Monsanto to make more of the product and boost its customer base among dairy farmers, said spokesman Andrew Burchett...
Disaster declaration seen as aid to recovery (03/21/06)
Federal disaster declarations that would make taxpayer aid available to victims of last week's deadly storms are being sought for 35 Missouri counties, including seven in Southeast Missouri. If approved, residents of those counties who had uninsured losses in the storms could receive low-cost loans or grants to help their recovery, state and federal emergency officials said...
Purple Crackle to become 'gentleman's club' (03/21/06)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- The Purple Crackle was once an elite supper club, drawing hundreds of decked-out patrons across the old river bridge for a big night out of drinking, dancing or, if you knew the right person, a little back-room gambling...
Nationwide group adds vigor to area's litter fight (03/21/06)
It may be the old anti-litter campaign fitted with new teeth and new enthusiasm, but after a meeting with a national coordinator for Keep America Beautiful, Southeast Missouri is gearing up to fight litter with a vigor never before seen. "There's a phrase we like to use, we say we're 'tearing through the fabric of complacency,'" said KAB national trainer Sue Smith...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
Study session at 5 p.m. Appearances Consent ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Liquor license Motions n Accepted into the city's system the sanitary sewer improvements to serve unsubdivided property east of Whispering Oaks Subdivision...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
Public hearings Action Items Power and Light Committee Street Committee Amendments...
Learning briefs 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
Local students receive scholarships; AWARDS, DEANS LISTS; Students recognized for academic achievements; Livingston receives leadership award
'Common sense' changes made to sign ordinance (03/21/06)
The Cape Girardeau City Council passed a revised version of a new sign ordinance Monday night. The changes, made by city staff members after opposition, allow real estate signs of up to six feet in height, contain a provision for one-day open-house banners to be hung and allow directional signs of a maximum three feet in height to alert buyers of an open house. Directional signs cannot be installed earlier than 48 hours prior to the open house and must be taken down immediately after the event...
MoDOT's I-64 project to offer minority job training (03/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- More than six years after protesters blocked highway traffic asking for more minority construction contracts, a plan to hire a large minority work force is moving forward on a multimillion-dollar interstate project here. The Missouri Department of Transportation has committed more than $2 million of the project budget to train minority, women and low-income workers for the Interstate 64 construction slated to begin by 2007...
Critics accuse state of overpaying to run mental health facility (03/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Critics of a proposal to shutter a state mental health facility say the state has overpaid a Pennsylvania company to help run it. The Columbus Organization has had a contract with the Department of Mental Health that allows it to charge the state up to $12 million to advise and staff the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center in St. Louis County...
Texas pilot may have saved lives in Branson crash (03/21/06)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Texas pilot and dentist Paul Johnson may have saved scores of lives when he crashed his twin-engine plane into a self-storage unit Monday just off the main drag of this resort town, which was bustling at midday even in the offseason...
Plans for nudist resort draw some concerns (03/21/06)
LONEDELL, Mo. -- Some residents near the small eastern Missouri town Lonedell are upset about plans for a resort -- a nudist resort. Lawrence Enterprises Inc. of High Ridge is seeking a permit for an RV park and campground along with the private nudist resort on 52 acres near Lonedell, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. Details will be discussed today at a meeting of the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission...
High profile: After much good fortune, ethanol industry braces for some unwanted attraction (03/21/06)
WASHINGTON -- After a spurt of good fortune, the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry is anticipating some growing pains that could bring it unwanted attention this summer. Ethanol's public profile rose significantly for the better last July when Congress passed an energy bill that mandates the doubling of biofuels output by 2012. ...
Nation briefs 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
New Orleans mayor's panel issues final report NEW ORLEANS -- Mayor Ray Nagin finished work Monday on a plan to rebuild New Orleans, endorsing a proposal that would allow all residents to rebuild their homes in neighborhoods shattered by Hurricane Katrina. ...
Homeland Security targeting a crackdown on 'freeloading' chemical industrial plants (03/21/06)
WASHINGTON -- Chemical plants with lax protections from attacks and accidental leaks are being targeted by the Homeland Security Department -- before they can be targeted by terrorists. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Monday his department will crack down on chemical manufacturers and storage facilities that he described as "free riders" -- those that haven't beefed up their security measures...
High school redux: Indiana pastor returns to school to observe pressures on teens (03/21/06)
WARSAW, Ind. -- Scott Greene leaps to spike the volleyball but holds back, letting it drop on his side of the net. "Scott!" a teammate yells, exasperated. "That's the second time," another chides. It's a typical scene repeated in high schools across the country: A student makes a mistake, is embarrassed and hears from classmates...
Elaborate U.S. bases in Iraq raise questions about long-term stay (03/21/06)
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- The concrete goes on forever, vanishing into the noonday glare, 2 million cubic feet of it, a mile-long slab that's now the home of up to 120 U.S. helicopters, a "heli-park" as good as any back in the States. At another giant base, al-Asad in Iraq's western desert, the 17,000 troops and workers come and go in a kind of bustling American town, with a Burger King, Pizza Hut and a car dealership, stop signs and traffic regulations...
Residents: U.S. Marines killed 15 members of two innocent Iraqi families (03/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi residents say U.S. troops entered homes and executed 15 members of two families, including a 3-year-old girl, following a Nov. 9 roadside bomb that killed a U.S. Marine. New details emerged Monday about the shootings in a western Iraqi town. The military announced Friday that 12 Marines are under investigation, adding that videotape of the aftermath was presented in support of the allegations...
Insurgents, gangs kill 39 in Iraq (03/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At least 39 people were killed by insurgents and shadowy sectarian gangs, police reported Monday -- continuing the wave of violence that has left nearly 1,000 Iraqis dead since the bombing last month of a Shiite Muslim shrine. As the Iraq war entered its fourth year, police found the bodies of at least 15 more people -- including that of a 13-year-old girl -- dumped in and near Baghdad. ...
Girls spring sports 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
Soccer Last year's record: 20-3, lost in Class 2 sectional round Track and field Swimming...
Second to none (03/21/06)
The tradition continues with the Central girls track team. The Tigers had another solid season in 2005 with a second-place finish in the SEMO Conference and a third-place district finish in Class 4. "Since I have been here, and even before that, we have always been pretty strong in track," Central coach Lawrence Brookins said. "They have a good history, and these girls this year have a chance to make more history."...
Redhawks even season record with win over Florida Southern (03/21/06)
The Southeast women's tennis team evened its record at 6-6 with a 6-3 victory over Division II Florida Southern on Monday in Lakeland, Fla. After splitting the three singles matches, Southeast swept the three doubles matches, which were counted as three points under Division II rules...
A whole lot of holes to fill (03/21/06)
A few non-seniors had solid seasons, but there is no doubt Southeast Missouri State's heart and soul -- not to mention much of its scoring and rebounding -- came from the six players who completed their college eligibility this year. Southeast coach B.J. Smith realizes the enormity of the task the Redhawks will face next season as they try to continue the success that has made them the Ohio Valley Conference's most successful team over the past four years...
Tagliabue announces plan to retire as commissioner (03/21/06)
NEW YORK -- Paul Tagliabue is retiring as commissioner of the NFL, a league that evolved during his 16-year tenure into the nation's richest and most powerful sports empire. The 65-year-old Tagliabue will leave the NFL in July with labor peace, unprecedented revenue through television deals and a place in the American consciousness where Sundays mean football...
First Classic holds plenty of promise (03/21/06)
SAN DIEGO -- Cuban players in those lucky red uniforms sprinted to the mound for an exhilarating embrace. A South Korean band pounded drums right outside the ballpark. Dominican fans danced to a merengue beat, the Venezuelans draped themselves in bright yellow flags...
Japan wins first World Baseball Classic (03/21/06)
SAN DIEGO -- Forget beisbol. This was yakyu at its best, and the inaugural World Baseball Classic belongs to Japan. Ichiro Suzuki and his less-famous countrymen beat Cuba 10-6 in the championship game Monday night, ripping a page out of Cuba's scorebook by winning a major international tournament...
Cards fall to Smoltz's change in repertoire (03/21/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- John Smoltz saw former teammates Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux baffle hitters with soft stuff for years. Now, Smoltz wants the changeup to be a bigger part of his own repertoire. The Atlanta ace allowed only two hits in five shutout innings Monday, leading the Braves to an 8-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz struck out four, walked one and gave a lot of credit to the changeup he's been working on in spring training...
Predators hand loss to Blues (03/21/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scott Nichol scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Paul Kariya and Kimmo Timonen each added power-play goals as Nashville completed a perfect four-game homestand. Nichol scored for the second game in a row. Left winger Paul Kariya took a shot from high in the slot that bounced off Nichol's stick and his shin pad at 12:50 of the first period...
Kahne finds Victory Lane; Lester crosses finish line (03/21/06)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Bill Lester was proud of his accomplishment, though a little embarrassed by all the attention. "I'm looking forward to when it's about racing instead of race," he said. Lester became the first black driver to compete in NASCAR's top series since Willy T. Ribbs in 1986, finishing six laps off the pace in 38th place Monday at the Golden Corral 500, won by Kasey Kahne...
Sports briefs 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
Basketball; Colleges
Family finds sport in dining out (03/21/06)
The biggest sport in Cape Girardeau isn't played on a field or in a gym. It's played whenever a new restaurant opens. Every time a new restaurant opens in our town, we flock to the place. Nevermind the huge crowd. We get excited about eating at a new place even if we have to wait for an hour to get seated. It's recreation at its finest...
Death by a huge cheeseburger (03/21/06)
I recently celebrated my 20th birthday and, like all my other birthdays, this required a meal out with the whole family. This year it was at the downtown hotspot Port Cape. At a place like that on a Saturday night, how could you not expect to have a fun and uplifting time? I just knew my family would reminisce and laugh the night away with good jokes and cheerful stories...
Vera Lenz (03/21/06)
Vera B. Lenz, 91, of Jackson passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 10, 1914, in Harmony, Ill., daughter of Henry and Mary McCaben Kahle. She and Leo Lenz were married in 1941. He passed away March 27, 1987...
George Phillips Sr. (03/21/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- George Arthur Phillips Sr., 90, of Marble Hill died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Jan. 27, 1916, at Kimmswick, Mo., son of George Alfred and Bertha Eliza O'Neill Phillips. He and Agatha Marie Heinemann were married May 16, 1936, in Valley Park, Mo. She died Jan. 9, 2002...
Annie Spradlin (03/21/06)
Annie Pearl Spradlin, 82, of Scott City died Monday, March 20, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Carthage, Miss., daughter of Jasper Douglas and Rosa Ethel Barnett Ratcliff. She and Charles Harrison Spradlin Sr. were married March 9, 1945, in St. Louis...
Gladys Hale (03/21/06)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Gladys Hale, 95, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. She was born Dec. 1, 1910, in the Dogwood community near East Prairie, daughter of Arch and Josephine L. Ponder Hale. Hale moved to Phoenix in 1950 from North Carolina. She was a retired accountant...
Lois Fairchild (03/21/06)
Lois L. Fairchild, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Independence, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Julia Polen. She and Dwayne Fairchild were married June 16, 1934, in Walker, Iowa. He preceded her in death in April 1995...
Cape/Jackson police reports 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
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Out of the past 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
25 years ago: March 21, 1981 FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Explosions rock two banks in small towns near here, extensively damaging both buildings and scattering bits of money; the first bomb goes off about 4 a.m. at the Mercantile drive-in bank in Leadington, Mo...
Transit dealing (03/21/06)
There are a good many details still to be ironed out regarding the proposed purchase of Kelley Transportation Co., Cape Girardeau's taxi service, by the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority. The goal of the purchase, transit authority officials say, is to provide more and better public transportation all over the county...
Memories are enough punishment (03/21/06)
To the editor: I would like to clarify some things in your story about the March 17 vehicle accident. Adam Ford, my son, was driving the car, and Carlos Spence was the passenger. They were as close as any brothers could be, and their families have been friends for many years...
Law specifies disposal of carcasses (03/21/06)
To the editor: A Speak Out comment reported that the carcasses of two dead dogs were lying next to the highway near Blomeyer, Mo., and asked that they receive a proper burial. The proper disposition of a dog is not only a fitting tribute to man's best friend, but is mandated by Chapter 269 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for public health reasons. The situation should be reported to the county health department for investigation, if the matter has not already been resolved...
Fabulous choral concert at JHS (03/21/06)
To the editor: It was with joy and sadness I attended my granddaughter Audrey Stanfield's last choral concert. She graduates from Jackson High School in May. I have enjoyed the fabulous concerts produced by the Jackson choral department, beginning with junior high select to women's choir and on to chamber choir. The concerts have been outstanding in selection and performance...
Newspaper keeps us in touch (03/21/06)
To the editor: Scott Moyers is certainly an asset to the Southeast Missourian. His articles are always well-written and informative. Dan Shandy grew up in our neighborhood in Cape Girardeau, and we have know him since he was a toddler. Glad to see he and his bride made the paper...
Speak Out 3/21/06 (03/21/06)
Not if you sneeze; Getting an ID; Time to get out; Using four-wheelers; Fix the chugholes; End of the line; Anarchy is working; Downtown memory; It's not round; Upholding Constitution; Transit competition; Well-taught students; Comfortable killing; Fine sons; Novel viewpoints
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