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Ex-Cards manager to help raise cash for Jackson ballpark (03/22/06)
Visitors to Westfield West Park can meet former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, who is helping raise money for Jackson's Brookside Park baseball field. Herzog will be at the mall's center court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to meet fans and autograph his personal bobblehead, which visitors can purchase. All proceeds from the bobbleheads will benefit Jackson's new baseball field...
Two plead guilty to false claim that Cape police hit woman (03/22/06)
Two women pleaded guilty to falsely claiming a police officer had punched one of them during a Cape Girardeau Central High School football game last year. Diane Ray, 45, of 715 S. Pacific St., and LaSha Townsend, 30, of 617 Boxwood Drive, entered their guilty pleas of misdemeanor filing a false police report before Judge Gary A. Kamp on Monday, Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said...
Red Cross records breached (03/22/06)
Lana Cook and her husband received mail Monday that she described as "unnerving" and "unsettling." The American Red Cross sent letters to the Cooks and 8,000 other regular blood donors in Missouri and Illinois this week warning them of an information security breach involving a former employee who had used Social Security numbers to make charges on the accounts of at least four people...
Tax liens (03/22/06)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of February are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Bankruptcies (03/22/06)
Bankruptcies filed through February for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Counterpoint: Large employers, small communities (03/22/06)
Several large employers have announced layoffs in Southeast Missouri recently, generating uncertainty and anxiety. When a large employer is located in a relatively small community, the effects can be quite severe. I wish to consider one recent announcement: the decision by Emerson Electric in Kennett to close its manufacturing facility in that community...
Viewpoint: Layoffs test community resiliency (03/22/06)
Layoffs are taking place everywhere. There are layoffs in Salem, Mass., in the education sector. BellSouth's recent deals have it considering large-scale layoffs. DET Energy Corp in Detroit is planning 1,200 layoffs. General Motors Corp. cut 30,000 jobs last year...
Eating on the road: Possible to eat healthy while traveling (03/22/06)
Whether you're on vacation or you're a seasoned business traveler living out of a suitcase most of the week, you still need to eat three healthy meals a day. It is possible to eat healthfully while traveling; it just takes planning. One way to keep from succumbing to whipping through a fast-food drive through because you're time-crunched and starving is to carry healthy snacks with you, either in your briefcase on board a plane, or in a cooler in your vehicle...
High-tech communications make doing business easy for travelers (03/22/06)
The time is long past when a traveling businessperson had to find a land-line telephone to call the office secretary to check on messages. Modern communications equipment has made business operations mobile friendly. Physical distances don't mean much anymore. What's next -- transporter beams?...
Civic clubs more than meeting: they often lead to exciting travel (03/22/06)
If you like to travel and mix business with pleasure, joining an area civic club could be your ticket to adventure. Mary Burton, president of the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club, one of three Cape Girardeau Rotary clubs, said many club members have traveled to Rotary district, national and international meetings and conventions. She said she hasn't attended international meetings, but others have, such as Mary Miller of Jackson who attended a Rotary International Convention in Japan a few years ago...
Travel agencies 'thriving' despite Internet competition (03/22/06)
Easy Internet access to airline tickets has had some impact on travel agencies, but the travel business is still alive and thriving because it offers the kind of service a Web site can't. Single airline ticket sales are probably down, said Mike Wright of AAA Travel, based in St. Louis with a local office in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau mayor tackles issues with fine touch (03/22/06)
In 1989, a U-Haul truck rumbled into Cape Girardeau carrying with it an ambitious Minnesota businessman who at first thought he was being transferred to the East Coast. Jay Knudtson was climbing the corporate ladder and taking relocations along with promotions regardless of where they were, thinking his stay in Cape Girardeau would be temporary...
Do the numbers suggest saturation? (03/22/06)
Sometimes, especially in business, numbers mean everything. The bottom line. Profits. Costs. Losses. But sometimes, numbers are just numbers. I still haven't gotten a grip on what these numbers mean so I'll just share them and you tell me. In 2000, there were 166 permits for new apartment units in Cape Girardeau for a construction cost of $8.1 million. In 2005, there were no permits for the construction of new apartments in Cape Girardeau, with a construction cost of ... well, zero...
Ceramo refitting for future; recovering from '03 tornado (03/22/06)
JACKSON -- The tornado that blew through Jackson in summer 2003 dealt Ceramo Co. a devastating blow, but not a knock-out punch. The manufacturing building and two warehouses incurred several million dollars in damage, and production was slashed for about three weeks. Long-time customers were lost to competitors...
Travel industry still recovering from global disasters (03/22/06)
More than a year after the Asian tsunami, the tourism recovery in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Maldives is being slowed by the lack of infrastructure. Last year was also a year scarred by hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma: Three record-breaking Category 5 storms that carved incredible swaths of destruction up and down the American Gulf Coast and Mexico's Mayan Riviera...
Cairo insurance left in limbo; mayor, council blame each other (03/22/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Health insurance coverage for city employees will be cut off April 1 unless the feuding council and mayor can agree on a plan to pay a $142,000 past-due bill. Mayor Paul Farris called a special council meeting Tuesday to resolve the issue, but only two of six council members attended. The lack of enough members to do business left the insurance issue in limbo...
State public defender system may get more funding (03/22/06)
With the Missouri public defenders suffering from overwork and low pay, the president of the Missouri Bar said Tuesday that it changes in the system could be seen as early as next fiscal year. In October 2005, an outside research and consulting firm determined that the Missouri State Public Defender System was on the "verge of collapse." In the last five years, the statewide caseload has increased by 12,000 to 88,000, with each of the 360 public defenders handling an average of 298 cases a year.. ...
'Street Preacher' among Ill. primary winners (03/22/06)
Duane "Street Preacher" Lyon rode a campaign that promised economic development and a rejection of federal flood plain rules to win the Democratic nomination for Alexander County commissioner. And in Union County, Democratic voters rejected an incumbent's bid for another term on the county commission Tuesday and gave a sergeant in the sheriff's department their nod for the top job...
Court briefs 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
Man gets five years for shooting girlfriend's van A Jackson man who admitted to shooting a van his girlfriend was driving was sentenced by Circuit Judge William Syler to five years' imprisonment. Ronald Creecy, 42, of 114 Sage Lane, was intoxicated when he opened fire with a .22-caliber pistol at his girlfriend's van on Jan. ...
Food lines: The charity feeds hundreds in Bollinger County every month (03/22/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jerry and Lorene Canoy from Zalma, Mo. depend on monthly handouts from the Marble Hill food pantry because they need help. But don't mistake this for helplessness. The elderly couple makes the 32-mile round-trip journey not due to a life of indigence, but because chronic medical problems make paying the monthly bills very difficult...
School, juvenile officials still looking at threat (03/22/06)
Jackson school and juvenile officials say they are still reviewing the case of two junior high school students who threatened to harm a teacher in a letter written on a school computer last week. Jackson school officials suspended the two ninth-grade boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, for 10 days...
Friday event marks Women's History Month (03/22/06)
An event this Friday will celebrate women's contributions to history and encourage the women of Cape Girardeau to try to improve life for women in the area. Area women are invited to the Women's History Month celebration, taking place Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Taylor Room of the Cape Girardeau VFW hall. The event is free...
Perry County's 'Hee-Haw' plays Friday, Saturday, Sunday (03/22/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The annual Perry County hoe-down, "Hee-Haw Apple Creek Style," will take place this weekend. Performances will include live music from Cornfield Kneeslappers and the Country Crooners, and comedy acts, said organizer Ray Sauer. "It's very similar to the original 'Hee-Haw'" television show, he said. "We use a lot of the same characters."...
Club news 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
Tilsit 4-H Club; American Legion Auxiliary 63; Presbyterian Women; St. Vincent de Paul CCW; Cape County FCE
Former Cape Catholic priest charged with child porn possession (03/22/06)
Staff and wire reports CHICAGO -- A former Cape Girardeau priest was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with possession of child pornography. The Rev. Daniel Schulte, 53, was accused in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court with having an unspecified number of sexual images of children on the hard drive of his computer...
State digest 03/22/06 (03/22/06)
AmerenUE has plan to stabilize Taum Sauk ST. LOUIS -- AmerenUE announced a plan Tuesday to stabilize the upper reservoir of its Taum Sauk hydroelectric plant by the summer. The plan requires a permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and would allow officials to safely continue their investigation. ...
Nagin: New Orleans has better plan for next hurricane season (03/22/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans is better prepared for the upcoming hurricane season because of stronger flood walls and better evacuation plans after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin said in an interview Tuesday. "We should be able to sustain another Katrina," the mayor said...
Abu Ghraib Army dog handler is convicted of tormenting prisoners (03/22/06)
FORT MEADE, Md. -- An Army dog handler at Abu Ghraib was convicted Tuesday of tormenting prisoners with his snarling animal and competing with a comrade to make the Iraqis soil themselves. Sgt. Michael J. Smith, 24, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was found guilty at a court-martial of six of 13 counts. The judge later dismissed one of those six counts, saying it duplicated another...
Bush: U.S. troops will still be in Iraq when he leaves office (03/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush stepped before television cameras Tuesday for only the second White House news conference of the year. Question No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and beyond were about the war in Iraq -- the single issue likely to define his legacy. With his poll numbers dropping and no end to the war in sight, Bush used the nationally broadcast appearance to try, once again, to address Americans' doubts and explain why he believes Iraq is so important in the war against terror...
Security chief calls for regulating chemical plants (03/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff called for government regulation of chemical plant security on Tuesday but said the industry should come up with its own protective measures, to be verified by private auditors. Speaking at a forum held by the chemical industry, Chertoff said Congress needs to quickly give his department regulatory authority to bolster facilities that are attractive targets for terrorists. ...
World briefs 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
Troops to help Australian town battered by cyclone INNISFAIL, Australia -- Troops began delivering aid Tuesday to an estimated 7,000 people who lost their homes to the cyclone that battered Australia's northeastern coast. No one was killed when Category 5 Cyclone Larry came shore near Innisfail early Monday and only minor injuries were reported. ...
100 gunmen storm Iraqi jail, kill police and free insurgents (03/22/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- About 100 masked gunmen stormed a prison near the Iranian border Tuesday, cutting phone wires, freeing all the inmates and leaving behind a scene of devastation and carnage -- 20 dead policemen, burned-out cars and a smoldering jailhouse...
Small schools, big rivalry (03/22/06)
The Oran and Advance baseball teams are ready to add a new chapter in what has become quite a rivalry in recent years. The teams come into 2006 off a classic district championship game that ended in bizarre fashion. Oran, trailing by a run, had baserunners on second and third base erased on a groundball in the seventh inning. ...
Boys high school spring sports (03/22/06)
Baseball Key newcomers: Jared Thomas, sr.; Tyler Yeargain, jr.; Darnell Wilks, jr.; Kelvin Wright, so...
Spring soccer season will kick off this weekend with ND tournament (03/22/06)
Cold weather and rain have put a damper on the start of the spring sports schedule, but area girls soccer fans should be in for a treat this weekend with the annual Noon Optimist Soccer Tournament beginning play Thursday at Notre Dame. The tournament includes the entire local girls soccer scene with Notre Dame, Central, Jackson, St. Vincent, Perryville, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff and Farmington in the field. Marion is the only out-of-state squad...
Redhawks defeat Tampa 6-3 (03/22/06)
Southeast Missouri State's tennis team climbed above .500 in dual play on Tuesday with a 6-3 win at Division II Tampa. The Redhawks (7-6) won all three doubles matches and took the top three singles matches. Southeast's next match will be at home Friday against Ohio Valley Conference foe Tennessee Tech...
Bank of Missouri wins Division 1 tournament (03/22/06)
Bank of Missouri completed a 14-0 season with a 68-46 victory over Tammy's Daycare in the championship game of the Division 1 playoffs in the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's men's basketball league. Former Southeast Missouri State player Brett Hale scored 19 for Bank of Missouri, while Ricky Smith scored 16 points for Tammy's Daycare...
Sharks blister Blues 6-0 (03/22/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Bernier scored two goals and Vesa Toskala made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season in the San Jose Sharks' 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. The Sharks have 78 points, just off the pace for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference...
Japan wins inaugural Classic championship (03/22/06)
SAN DIEGO -- The Japanese players tossed manager Sadaharu Oh in the air, took a victory lap with a giant flag and headed into the clubhouse for a champagne celebration. It was a party worthy of a World Series victory. And in a sense, Japan is the first true world champion...
Colts, Vinatieri agree to contract; Bears sign Griese to five-year deal (03/22/06)
The Indianapolis Colts are switching from the NFL's most accurate kicker to the best in the clutch. Taking a key piece from its rival New England, Indianapolis agreed in principle to a deal with Adam Vin-atieri, the Colts said Tuesday night. Vin-atieri, who twice hit winning kicks in the Super Bowl for the Patriots, replaces former Pro Bowl kicker Mike Vanderjagt...
Sports briefs 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
Colleges n Northern Iowa coach Greg McDermott was hired Tuesday by Iowa State, jumping from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big 12 after three straight NCAA tournament appearances with the Panthers. McDermott, 41, was at Northern Iowa for five season. Before his arrival in 2001, Northern Iowa had made one appearance in the Division I NCAA tournament...
Blues lose Jackman for rest of season (03/22/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues will be without Barret Jackman for the rest of the season after the defenseman suffered a broken jaw in a fight with Nashville's Darcy Hordichuk. The Blues said Tuesday that Jackman, who was the NHL's top rookie in 2002-03, had the fractured jaw repaired by Dr. Ken Kram...
Bradley gives maligned MVC a timely response (03/22/06)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Vaudeville acts. Politicians. Consumer products. Concert tours. And now the Bradley Braves. With their first trip to the NCAA's regional semifinals in 50 years, the Braves are proving yet again that if something can play in Peoria, it'll be a hit all over the country...
Japan, Cuba put team first at Classic (03/22/06)
There was one thing you could count on in the final of the World Baseball Classic: Nobody was going to refuse to play left field. Not on the Japanese side, where everything is done for the team. Certainly not among the Cubans, who do everything for Fidel...
Meatloaf: Worthy of any table (03/22/06)
The Oxford Companion to Food says meatloaf is "a worthy dish," but declares, "Its range, however, does not extend into the realm of haute cuisine." I beg to differ. As evidence consider the fact that Wolfgang Puck serves his grandmother's meatloaf, and gets $22 per serving for it, at the Las Vegas branch of his famous restaurant, Spago. ...
March Madness: Go with your gut (03/22/06)
Ah, March. Time to drink beer until you turn the color of a shamrock. Time to fear the weather forecast and wonder what kind of lion is hiding under the springtime-sheep's clothing. And most of all it's time for many of us to take our yearly taste of humble pie...
Birthday girl favorites to celebrate spring (03/22/06)
We celebrate a birthday tomorrow in our family with my niece Christa. She is turning 19 and has been such a joy to us and our children. She has been another playmate to our children as she has grown up. So, today as we celebrate her special day, I share with you a couple of her favorite recipes. ...
Ruby Mabrey (03/22/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ruby A. Mabrey, 80, of Chaffee died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 30, 1925, at Allenville, daughter of Robert and Louise Diamond Eakins. She and Gilbert W. Mabrey were married Jan. 8, 1940...
Gestle Green (03/22/06)
Gestle Briley Green, 81, of Dutchtown died Friday, March 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Butler and Moudy Welch Barrett. She and John H. Green were married Sept. 26, 1998. Green taught ceramics and doll making 30 years, worked in a tool and die factory two years, and also owned a restaurant in Washington Park, Ill. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Delta. Green was formerly of Loogootee, Ill...
Otis Dirden (03/22/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Otis Carl Dirden, 87, of Anna died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born May 18, 1918, in Saratoga, Ill., son of Henry and Lillie Grammer Dirden. He and Marjorie Camden were married Nov. 2, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. She died April 18, 1987...
Births 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
Lara; Spooler
Cape/Jacksokn fire reports 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
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Cape/Jackson police reports 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
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Out of the past 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
25 years ago: March 22, 1981 A brother-sister team, Chuck and Rhonda Cooper, is conducting an evangelistic weekend at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau; the Coopers are members of a group called "God's Looking Glass," which was begun on the campus of Morehead State University Morehead, Ky., in 1970...
Time to move on (03/22/06)
Former Southeast Missouri State University lobbyist Marvin Proffer coached me in track my senior year in high school when he was a senior in college and a star athlete at Southeast. That would put his age in the mid-1970s. I was briefly a partner with Proffer in the Jackson Cashbook-Journal newspaper and served six years with him from 1972 to 1978 in the Missouri Legislature. Marvin started earlier and served longer...
Training substitutes (03/22/06)
Many school districts, particularly smaller ones, have difficulty finding substitutes willing to fill in when a regular teacher is absent. Last year, the Cape Girardeau School District raised pay for substitute teachers substantially -- to $70 per day from $50-- in an attempt to help alleviate the shortage...
Speak Out 3/22/06 (03/22/06)
Cheerful Chaffee; American judgment; A hard decision; Trash along the road; Religious tyranny; Responsible for bills; Not a theocracy; ID stops fraud; Always a baby; Politics as usual
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