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State recognizes academic success of area school districts (03/27/06)
Superintendent David Newell has reason to celebrate in the tiny Kelso elementary school district. His school has little more than 100 students, kindergarten through eighth grade. But their academic success has earned the school the state's "Distinction In Performance" Award...
April 4 ballot will feature fire tax, city races (03/27/06)
When voters in Chaffee and Oran go to the polls on April 4, they'll have the chance to make significant changes to the make-up of their city governments, while voters in Kelso will make a decision on whether to continue a special fire tax, and Scott City voters will decide on a telecommunications tax...
Cape's Main Street traffic switches to two-way today (03/27/06)
The signs are in place, the dividing line is striped and the loading zones are designated. Now officials can only sit back and cross their fingers. Two-way traffic on Cape Girardeau's Main Street begins today at 6 a.m. The police department will have officers stationed on the street, and will park vehicles pointing northward to emphasize the changeover...
Pair of motorists killed in separate accidents (03/27/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Poplar Bluff men were killed in separate accidents Sunday morning. Tyler Phillip, 21, was fatally injured early Sunday morning when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and overturned. Phillip was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from his vehicle. ...
'We are not prepared' (03/27/06)
As far as Jim Watkins is concerned, gathering some bottled water and canned goods is kid stuff. The retired Cape Girardeau school principal puts Velcro on the back of pictures so they're not wrenched off the wall. His entertainment center is anchored down with the aid of super-strength filament line. He also uses Velcro to attach his computer and stereo to the furniture they sit on...
Oran native to retire from Air Force (03/27/06)
Michael J. "D-12" Dannenmueller, son of Larry and Mary Jane Dannenmueller of Oran, is planning to retire to Utah. He joined the Air Force in April, 1986, shortly after his marriage to Janelle, his wife of 20 years. Upon completion of basic military training in May, 1986, he attended technical training at Shepard AFB, Texas. ...
Military digest 3/27/06 (03/27/06)
Parker promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara M. Parker, daughter of Martha V. and Gregory L. Roberts of Anna, Ill., recently was promoted to the rank of Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class while serving at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C. Parker is a 2002 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School of Anna, and joined the Navy in August 2004...
Auxiliary takes on Marine Comfort Quilts project (03/27/06)
The ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Louis K. Juden will be creating quilt blocks and donating postage and supplies for completion of quilts for bereaved military families. Patricia Messmer of Benton made a recent presentation to the group on Marine Comfort Quilts, a not-for-profit ministry that aims to provide a memorial quilt of comfort to the next of kin of fallen heroes. About 13 Auxiliary women attended the presentation...
Community briefs 3/27/06 (03/27/06)
Poplar Bluff High School trip open to residents Jo Nell Seifert, theater instructor at Poplar Bluff High School, will be taking a group trip to New York City July 10 to 15. Cost includes airfare, transfers, tour guide and hotel. Participants must be at least 21. For more information, call Seifert in the evening at (573) 785-1101 by Thursday...
Cape Girardeau Public Library announces April events schedule (03/27/06)
n 2 p.m. April 4, Great Decisions topic is "Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism;"...
Missouri lawmakers reconsider campaign donation limits (03/27/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There is a common misconception among people applying Biblical truths to life that money is the root of all evil. What the Bible actually says is the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Missouri senators have essentially decided as much -- passing an ethics bill that would allow them to raise unlimited amounts of money from individuals, businesses and political action committees...
Legends and fables: Storyteller spins a yarn about her life (03/27/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Loretta Washington practices what she calls the world's oldest profession. She's a storyteller. She makes a living by dipping into her repertoire of 200 tales, legends, fables and stories, give or take a few. One recent afternoon, Washington, 60, of Ferguson, was recounting the story of her great-grandmother, Ellen Walker, the woman she called Mama and who helped to rear her for four years in the Missouri Bootheel until Walker died in 1953 at age 93...
Rice accepts fired St. Louis DJ's apology for racial slur (03/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accepted the apology of a disc jockey fired for using a racial slur to describe her, saying the incident shows that even mature democracies take centuries to heal racial wounds. "My understanding is that he apologized, said he didn't mean it," Rice told "Fox News Sunday." "I accept that because we all say things from time to time that we shouldn't say or didn't mean to say."...
Class of Katrina: 'Normal' prom is special for Mississippi seniors (03/27/06)
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. -- Wearing a canary yellow strapless evening gown, Jessica Jenkins walked across the remains of her home, raising her petticoat to keep it out of the red clay. Prom season holds a special importance for Jenkins and other Gulf Coast students whose last year of high school was defined by Hurricane Katrina...
Rice: U.S. pressing Iraq on government (03/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is pushing Iraqi leaders to step up the pace in forming a unity government, hoping insurgents do not take advantage of the political uncertainty, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday. Echoing military commanders, Rice also said that if Iraqis assume greater control of their country's security, then the U.S. could significantly draw down troops this year...
As prosecutors rest, Moussaoui still plans to take witness stand (03/27/06)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- After three rocky weeks, prosecutors wound up on a strong note as they rested their case for executing al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. But the witness who could prove most valuable for them has yet to take the stand: the defendant himself...
Immigration debate heating up in Senate (03/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- Founded by immigrants and praised as a haven for the oppressed, the United States now is struggling to decide the fate of as many as 12 million people living in the country illegally. The Senate takes up the emotional debate on the heels of weekend rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of people protesting attempts to toughen laws against immigrants. Among the election-year proposals that President Bush and members of Congress are considering:...
Seattle murders shock trusting community (03/27/06)
SEATTLE -- The partygoers didn't know Aaron Kyle Huff, and don't know who invited him to their after-party. In the culture of raves, all-night dance parties where they say young people can feel welcomed regardless of looks or background, such questions normally aren't important...
Friend says preacher's wife apologetic from jail cell (03/27/06)
SELMER, Tenn. -- The preacher's wife charged with murder in the death of her husband wanted his congregation to know "she was sorry for everything she has done," said a friend who visited her in jail Sunday. Church member Pam Killingsworth visited Mary Winkler after Sunday services and said the preacher's wife gave no indication why her husband of 10 years was shot...
World briefs 3/27/06 (03/27/06)
War tribunal urges Nigeria to arrest warlord ABUJA, Nigeria -- The international war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone urged Nigeria Sunday to arrest exiled Liberian warlord Charles Taylor immediately amid fears the former president might flee to avoid trial for crimes against humanity. ...
U.S.-backed raid adds to death toll (03/27/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Police found 30 more victims of the sectarian slaughter ravaging Iraq -- most of them beheaded -- dumped on a village road north of Baghdad on Sunday. At least 16 other Iraqis were killed in a U.S.-backed raid in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital...
Afghan court dismisses case against Christian convert (03/27/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A court on Sunday dismissed the case against an Afghan man facing possible execution for converting from Islam to Christianity, officials said, paving the way for his release. The move eased pressure from the West but raised the dilemma of protecting Abdul Rahman after his release as Islamic clerics have called for him to be killed...
Some Marines say thanks, but no thanks, to extra armor (03/27/06)
HUSAYBAH, Iraq -- Extra body armor -- the lack of which caused a political storm in the United States -- has flooded in to Iraq, but many Marines here promptly stuck it in lockers or under bunks. Too heavy and cumbersome, many say. Marines already carry loads as heavy as 70 pounds when they patrol the dangerous streets in towns and villages in restive Anbar province. ...
Freed hostage returns home (03/27/06)
TORONTO -- A Canadian held hostage in Iraq for four months before being rescued by U.S. and British forces reunited with his family Sunday, expressing disbelief at being retrieved from "a black hole." James Loney said he was looking forward to a normal life and washing "a sink full of dirty dishes" after his airport reunion with his family...
Redhawks take series from UTM (03/27/06)
A potent offense has carried much of the load for Southeast Missouri State's softball team this year, but pitching grabbed the spotlight over the weekend. The Redhawks capped a well-pitched series against visiting Tennessee-Martin Sunday, getting a complete game from Elaine Fisher in a 3-1 victory...
Mizzou chooses UAB's Anderson to lead program (03/27/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Anderson is bringing his swarming style of defense and fast-paced play to the University of Missouri. Anderson was hired as Missouri's basketball coach Sunday, taking over following Quin Snyder's resignation last month. Anderson, who led Alabama-Birmingham to a 24-7 record and an NCAA tournament appearance this season, is the first permanent black head coach at Missouri, though Melvin Watkins, a Snyder assistant, served as interim coach after Snyder's resignation...
UTM completes sweep of 'Hawks (03/27/06)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Another miserable offensive performance by Southeast Missouri State led to an unprecedented series sweep at the hands of Tennessee-Martin. The host Skyhawks posted a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon, after beating the Redhawks 3-2 and 2-1 during Saturday's doubleheader...
Young Gators chow down on top-seeded Villanova (03/27/06)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joakim Noah and the rest of Florida's sophomores were simply too strong for the last No. 1 seed standing. With a 75-62 win over top-seeded Villanova in the Minneapolis Regional on Sunday, the young Gators are going to the Final Four a lot sooner than anyone would have thought...
George Mason crashes the Dance's Final Four (03/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- George Mason's players stood on the press table, waving their jerseys to the crowd. Coach Jim Larranaga walked around with the nylon net around his neck. It won't be the same old schools from the same old conferences at this year's Final Four -- certainly not top-seeded Connecticut...
IRL racer dies in crash during warmup session (03/27/06)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Paul Dana was an up-and-coming rookie driver living his dream, a former motorsports journalist who was hours away Sunday from beginning his most promising season yet. Then, before the green flag flew, something went terribly, inexplicably wrong...
Marlins' hot spring continues in 9-1 win (03/27/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- The way Mark Mulder looked at it, he induced a lot of ground balls that found holes. The St. Louis Cardinals' 16-game winner allowed five runs in the first inning of a 9-1 loss to the Florida Marlins on Sunday. "A couple of them were hit hard, but they just weren't hit where somebody was," Mulder said...
Busch finds both win, controversy at Bristol (03/27/06)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kurt Busch's friend and former teammate was in his way. So Busch banged Matt Kenseth aside -- the first of two hard shoves Kenseth received -- to win yet another race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Opinions differed after if Busch's brash bump with four laps to go Sunday in the Food City 500 was out of line...
Ames makes mockery of TPC field (03/27/06)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- An embarrassing loss to Tiger Woods is in the past. A trip to the Masters might not be in his future. All that mattered to Stephen Ames was playing the best round of his life to overwhelm the best players in golf Sunday in The Players Championship...
Phoenicia to reopen in mid-May (03/27/06)
Almost two years to the day after it closed its doors, a new owner will open Phoenicia in mid-May, offering up the same Middle Eastern cuisine while adding a few touches of his own. Sam Massarweh, who has been in restaurant management since 1986, tells me he is planning to reopen Phoenicia at 1000 N. Sprigg St. The restaurant closed in 2004 when owners Emad and Mimi Salamy moved to Canada after running it for 12 years...
'Inside Man' debuts as box office No. 1 (03/27/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Denzel Washington's reunion with Spike Lee put them on the inside track at the box office. Their bank-hostage thriller "Inside Man," an unusually commercial project for director Lee, debuted as the No. 1 weekend film with $29 million -- the best opening ever for both the filmmaker and his star, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Louisianans ponder the unthinkable: Life without crawfish (03/27/06)
FORKED ISLAND, La. -- Cajun rancher Charles Broussard needs a favor from the good Lord: Oodles of rain to wash away the salt Hurricane Rita deposited in his crawfish and rice ponds, ruining them. Broussard is not alone after Rita pushed the Gulf of Mexico more than 17 miles inland, inundating 6,000 acres of crawfish and about 140,000 acres of rice, the Louisiana State University AgCenter says...
Microsoft struggling to put out next Windows (03/27/06)
SEATTLE -- In the half-decade it has taken Microsoft Corp. to develop a new version of its Windows computer operating system, Google Inc. has blossomed from a little-watched Internet search engine to emerge as one of Microsoft's biggest threats. Words such as "blog" and "spyware" have entered the popular lexicon, in their own ways transforming the online experience. ...
Classic outside, custom inside (03/27/06)
When Terry Meadows was 9 years old, he remembers working on a 1930 Model-A Coupe with his grandfather, attempting to help restore the old-fashioned classic car to near pristine condition. Or as close as they could get it. "I loved old cars, but mainly I loved to work on things as much as anything," Meadows said. "Cars became just a natural part of that."...
Calif. judge delays approval of proposed Netflix settlement (03/27/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge last week delayed approval of a proposed class-action settlement that would require Netflix Inc. to offer a free month of DVD rentals to resolve a lawsuit that prompted the popular online service to acknowledge it gives preferential treatment to its most profitable customers...
Business memo 03/27/06 (03/27/06)
Local IAAP chapter celebrating 60th Kay Enlow, who has been employed with Hallmark Cards since 1980, will be the guest speaker at 60th anniversary celebration of the Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on April 7. ...
Edith Bonner (03/27/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Edith Miller Bonner, 91, of Anna, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Helia Healthcare of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill. She was born March 8, 1915, in Wetaug, Ill., daughter of Homer and Clara Young Miller. She and Miles Bonner were married. He died April 13, 1997...
Lucas Lemons (03/27/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lucas D. Lemons, 25, of Marble Hill, formerly of Zalma, died Friday, March 24, 2006, in Marble Hill. He was born July 30, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harold and Barbara Hughes Lemons. Lemons was a 1998 graduate of Zalma High School. He was the shop foreman at Lemons Coin Machine Co. in Cape Girardeau. He was also a member of the Zalma Masonic Lodge 454 AF and AM...
Leo Carroll (03/27/06)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Leo L. Carroll, 83, of Peoria, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Manor Nursing Home in Peoria. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery...
James William Buckman (03/27/06)
James "J.W. Buck" William Buckman, 88, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on April 9, 1917, in Uniontown, Ky., son of Guy and Lissie Bowman Buckman. He and Della Marceil Jenkins were married on their lunch hour on Sept. 16, 1939, in Morganfield, Ky. She preceded him in death on June 3, 1999...
Diane Gregerson (03/27/06)
ST. LOUIS--Diane Gregerson (Hunsaker) passed on March 25, 2006, in her home surrounded by family and friends when her battle with cancer ended. Diane will always be remembered for her spunky spirit, generous heart and love for everyone she met...
Alfredia Hitt (03/27/06)
Alfredia Marie Hitt, 89, of Scott City, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at her home in Scott City. She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Randles, Mo., daughter of J.R. "Jess" and Essie Hendrickson Beklund. She and Samuel J. Hitt were married on Dec. 3, 1935, in Jackson. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1997...
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Out of the past 3/27/06 (03/27/06)
25 years ago: March 27, 1981 MOUNDS, Ill. -- Negotiations are underway to attract small industries to a 22-acre industrial park here purchased for the city under the federal Housing and Urban Development Community Block Grant Program; the park is located at the south edge of Mounds adjacent to the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad line...
Risco's stars (03/27/06)
For the 15th year in a row, students from tiny Risco School District in New Madrid County won the sweepstakes award at Southeast Missouri State University's annual History Day competition. The award goes to the school district with the most winners in the contest. Twenty-four other schools and more than 500 students competed...
Speak Out 3/27/06 (03/27/06)
Photo and tax receipt; A man's room; No to special room; Books, not shrubs; What men want; Dashing all hope; License efficiency; Presidential record; Full-time students; Military trust; I'm ready ... almost; Give it a chance; Drug-free zones; Successful students; Late for the bus; Enjoy your youth; Sparking Hooterville; Men in orange
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