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Plan for Bollinger Mill includes river dredging (04/21/06)
A plan to spruce up the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site was unveiled Thursday by Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials in Burfordville. The plan calls for dredging the river below the dam, constructing an open shelter in the picnic area and tearing down an old building on the property...
National legion commander visiting area (04/21/06)
The national commander of the American Legion will spend several days in Southeast Missouri next week visiting legion posts and speaking on issues important to veterans. Thomas L. Bock of Aurora, Colo., an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era, will make the first-ever visit of an American Legion commander to Post 63 in Cape Girardeau...
A bridge to the past: Old Appleton to dedicate its refurbished bridge (04/21/06)
For many of Old Appleton's 82 residents, the rededication of their restored historic bridge on Saturday will be an emotional day. Childhood memories will clutter the minds of a majority of the longtime residents. Some will remember summer days of jumping off the bridge into Apple Creek. Or having picnics along the bank of the creek underneath shade trees...
House approves funding for vo-tech expansion (04/21/06)
The Missouri House approved a capital improvements bill Thursday that includes $750,000 for the expansion of the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The spending measure also allocates $100,000 toward the purchase of specialized playground equipment for the Parkview State School in Cape Girardeau. The school serves the severely handicapped...
Arst & Leisure calendar 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Today Underberg House Concert, Keith Sykes, Underberg House, 7 to 9 p.m. Classic Country Band featuring Webb Tripp, American Legion Hall, Jackson, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Flood Plain, Cup 'N' Cork, 8 to 11 p.m. Bruce Zimmerman, Buckner Brewing Co., 9 p.m...
Out & About 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Today Community Caring Council annual breakfast: VFW Hall, Cape Girardeau, 7:30 a.m. Heart Smart screenings: Southeast Missouri Hospital's Main Street Fitness Center, Jackson, 8 to 10 a.m. LifeSaver Class for New Parents: Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center, 1 to 4 p.m...
Scott Co. water dist. to get serious with hook-up fees (04/21/06)
The board of directors for Scott County Rural Water District No. 4 is ready to show county residents it means business, and show them fast. That may result in some homes in southern Scott County that need the service being left behind, or paying a larger hook-up fee to join on to the service...
Cape City Council discusses financial future at retreat (04/21/06)
Cape Girardeau's budget is in better shape than it has been in the past, but that health may depend too much on sales tax revenue and a growing economy, city leaders said Thursday. "Right now we're relying on the economic conditions of the community," city manager Doug Leslie said at the annual council retreat at the Osage Community Centre. ...
Southeast's 'Romeo and Juliet' spares the good manners (04/21/06)
Dr. Kenn Stilson doesn't hold any illusions about the nature of the principal characters in "Romeo and Juliet" -- the young men and women whose teenage desires drive the unfortunate turn of events that end the lives of so many. Unlike the interpretations of the Shakespeare classic that seek to play up the romanticism of the old days, the manners of the old aristocracy and the intricate social dances of courting, Stilson's take on the tragic love story portrays the kids as exactly what they are -- raging with hormones, teenage lust and an often dangerous compulsion to act as adults.. ...
Two Southeast students cited in attack on third (04/21/06)
Two Southeast Missouri State University students were cited Thursday with beating up another student on campus. The fight occurred early Thursday morning on Lot 5, off Sprigg Street near Towers Complex, according to Southeast Department of Public Safety director Doug Richards...
United Way, VIC honor volunteers at lunch (04/21/06)
Local volunteers were recognized for their countless hours of service at the United Way and Volunteer Intergenerational Center's 19th annual volunteer recognition luncheon on Thursday. Winners were chosen from 24 nominations for four awards. The youth award winner was Sarah Goeke for her work with the Downtown Kids Association. ...
10-day-old survives liver transplant (04/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Keeley Gibbs knew it was risky to get pregnant. Doctors warned that she and her son born in January could have died. The young woman from Eldorado, Ill., like generations of her family's females, carries the gene for a rare metabolic disorder of the liver...
Nixon preparing Ameren suit (04/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon said Thursday he is preparing a lawsuit against Ameren Corp. for its operations at the Taum Sauk reservoir before it collapsed in December. The St. Louis-based utility emphasized profits over safety at the Taum Sauk hydroelectric plant and delayed critical repairs for months before the collapse to maximize income, Nixon said...
Senate OKs changing vehicle fees (04/21/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate passed legislation Thursday that would raise the fees to register vehicles for some people but lower them for others. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, would make various changes in transportation laws. Among them, fees for motor vehicle registrations would move to a flat rate, rather than a system based on a vehicle's horsepower...
Senate votes to step up dam inspections (04/21/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate passed legislation stepping up state inspections of dams Thursday in response to December's failure of the Taum Sauk reservoir. The bill, which now heads to the House, would more than triple the number of dams inspected by the Department of Natural Resources, more than double its inspection staff and authorize new fees to pay for the regulation...
Woman says St. Louis gunman raped her before Tuesday's lethal shooting spree (04/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Police confirmed Thursday that a catering-service employee killed a fourth woman after ballistics tests linked bullets at the crime scene to others in a day-long killing spree. The body of Carol Moore, 35, was found Wednesday in a St. Louis apartment owned by a friend of gunman Herbert Chalmers Jr., police said. On Thursday, police confirmed Chalmers killed her too...
Four on death row sue over lethal injection method (04/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Four convicted killers on Missouri's death row claim in a federal lawsuit that the state's method for putting inmates to death is unconstitutionally cruel. The suit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, by four men who could face death relatively soon. The state has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to set execution dates for all four -- Reginald Clemons, Richard Clay, Jeffrey Ferguson and Roderick Nunley...
Mid-year Kia Optima offers more power and safety features (04/21/06)
Kia's Optima midsize sedan is a "sleeper," often overlooked by shoppers seeking an affordable, family car that can handle many tasks. But a redesigned, more powerful version -- albeit with weird model year nomenclature in some references -- is expected to bring more attention to the pleasantly styled, unassuming, five-passenger Optima...
No Dollar Left Behind: Education law means money for contractors (04/21/06)
Lew and Sharon Goldfarb went looking for a way to make some extra cash and help kids learn, too. They found both in President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. The suburban Columbus, Ohio couple bought a franchise with a Florida-based company, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, that provides one-on-one academic help. The Goldfarbs now have 100 tutors working for them, and much of their business is due to the 2002 education law...
Nation briefs 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Moussaoui's defense closes its case in trial ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Defense lawyers closed their case for sparing Zacarias Moussaoui's life Thursday after the government admitted it had no evidence that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were to have joined in a hijacking as part of the Sept. ...
Researchers say genetics appears to play role in chronic fatigue syndrome (04/21/06)
ATLANTA -- Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to result from something in people's genetic makeup that reduces their ability to deal with physical and psychological stress, researchers reported Thursday. The research is being called some of the first credible scientific evidence that genetics, when combined with stress, can bring on chronic fatigue syndrome -- a condition so hard to diagnose and so poorly understood that some question whether it is even a real ailment...
Straddling a cultural divide (04/21/06)
Open a copy of the new arts and fashion magazine Skin and you'll see Iranian photographer Shirin Neshat's Women of Allah photo series alongside an article about the Traina sisters, the socialite daughters of Danielle Steele. The stark contrast between photos of veiled Muslim women and those of champagne-swilling, scantily clad debutantes is odd, but purposeful...
U.S. filmmakers compete at Cannes (04/21/06)
PARIS -- The Cannes Film Festival will have an American feel this year. Sofia Coppola, Richard Linklater and Richard Kelly all have films in the main competition. They'll be up against Cannes veterans including Pedro Almodovar, Aki Kaurismaki and Ken Loach...
Bush, Chinese leader discuss trade, military (04/21/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao agreed to cooperate more closely on trade and nuclear tensions over Iran and North Korea but failed to break new ground Thursday toward resolving a host of differences. Their meeting was marred by a protest...
Jobless claims fall by 10,000 (04/21/06)
WASHINGTON -- The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits last week fell sharply, a fresh sign that employers are feeling better about the business climate. The Labor Department reported Thursday that new applications filed for unemployment insurance dropped by 10,000 to 303,000, the best showing since the beginning of April. The level of new jobless-benefit filings suggest that the labor market is maintaining decent momentum...
Reputed Mafia boss refuses to answer Italian investigators' questions (04/21/06)
ROME -- Reputed Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano refused to answer prosecutors' questions Thursday, ending his first official interrogation since his arrest after eight minutes, his attorney said. Three prosecutors and a police official from Palermo, Sicily, questioned Provenzano in the presence of his attorney, Franco Marasa. Provenzano responded when asked his name and date and place of birth, then clammed up as soon as prosecutors read him his rights, said Marasa...
Shiite lawmakers search for al-Jaafari's replacement (04/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Bowing to intense pressure, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari agreed Thursday to allow Shiite lawmakers to find someone else to head the new government, abandoning his claim on another term in the face of Sunni and Kurdish opposition...
Iraq initiates search for new prime minister (04/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- For weeks, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari resisted calls to step aside. It took a meeting between the U.N. envoy and the country's most powerful Shiite cleric to break the logjam that Iraqi politicians and U.S. officials could not budge...
Spring softball teams seek state tourney (04/21/06)
Spring softball teams count wins and losses like any other team. They fight for conference championships and tournament titles. They play to win. What spring softball teams cannot play for is district titles or state championships. That could change next spring if a majority of Missouri State High School Activities Association member softball schools approve a change in a bylaw that would create a spring state softball tournament...
Saxony Lutheran adds to arsenal for state bid (04/21/06)
Those expecting the Saxony Lutheran boys track team to show up at the Class 1 state track meet with the usual weapons -- top-flight distance runners -- might be in for a bit of a surprise this May. The Crusaders finished fifth last year, just three points from a fourth-place trophy and five points out of third. And last year, they did score most of their points in distance events with the 3,200-meter relay team placing first and Brandon Etzold finishing second in the 1,600 meters...
Central golfers blister Cape Country Club (04/21/06)
The Tigers won a three-team meet with a 1-under-par team total. Central senior golfer Blake Driskell blazed through the Cape Girardeau Country Club course, shooting a 4-under-par 31 to help the Tigers post a 1-under-par 139 as a team Thursday in a three-team meet with Jackson and New Madrid County Central...
Area sports digest 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Williams, Burnett tie in Chip-A-Ways A class Jo Ann Williams and Cissy Burnett tied for A class top honors in the Chip-A-Ways ladies golf league Tuesday at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The B class also had a tie for medalist honors between Sharon Dow and Jeana Koch...
Corrections 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
n In the April 2 edition of the Southeast Missourian, a quote attributed to Southeast Missouri State soccer player Casey Kraft actually should have been attributed to another player that the correspondent failed to identify. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Ambassador for the game: Connell, Dalhousie's director of golf, has always focused on making sport enjoyable (04/21/06)
In November of 1980, a golf pro from Mounds, Ill., left the nine-hole Egyptian Country Club after five years and headed west. The short trip over the Mississippi River to Cape Girardeau might not have qualified as a journey, but the ensuing 25 years have...
Kyle Busch wins pole for Subway 500 (04/21/06)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kyle Busch picked up where he left off at Phoenix International Raceway, winning the pole Thursday to put himself in prime position to win a second straight race in the desert. Busch, who won at Phoenix last November, ran a lap at 133.745 mph to take the top qualifying spot for Saturday night's Subway Fresh 500. His lap bested Greg Biffle, who qualified second, and Tony Stewart, who was third...
Presence of LeBron, Kobe make postseason special (04/21/06)
Welcome to the postseason, LeBron. And welcome back, Kobe. Sure, the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs made for a great NBA Finals last year, and they would surely do it again if both get back -- as expected -- this time. But for the playoffs to really be special, they need the league's superstars to have their time in the spotlight. And make no mistake: LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are the biggest the NBA has to offer right now...
Cubs lose Lee with 2 broken bones in wrist (04/21/06)
CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee broke two bones in his right wrist in a collision with the Dodgers' Rafael Furcal on Wednesday night and is expected to be in a cast up to six weeks. The reigning National League batting champion and a two-time Gold Glove winner fractured the distal radial and distal ulna bones in a freak play during the seventh inning in Los Angeles. ...
Blues win No. 1 pick; Tkachuk's deal extended (04/21/06)
The St. Louis Blues won the NHL draft lottery Thursday, getting the first overall pick for the first time in team history. The draft is June 24 in Vancouver. The Blues, who finished the regular season with the fewest points (57), had the greatest chance -- 25 percent -- of winning the lottery...
All 16 teams have chance in race for Stanley Cup (04/21/06)
NEW YORK -- You won't find any true bracket busters in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs. There are 16 teams in the hunt for the silver chalice, and from top to bottom every club can make a case that it can skate off with North America's oldest sports trophy...
On the air 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
On the air Auto racing Area events College softball...
The stray cat had a mission (04/21/06)
Many of you don't like cats. If you like pets at all, you prefer dogs. There's only one thing wrong with dogs: They aren't cats. Cat lovers around the world understand that. But that's not what's on my mind this morning. Last week I told you about the sick stray cat who showed up at our house on the Monday of Holy Week. I said if the cat showed up again on Easter, it might signify Something Big...
Help needed in finding replacement tools (04/21/06)
Dear Tom and Ray: My daughter needs a lug wrench and jack for her 2003 VW Jetta. I don't want to give an arm or a leg to a VW dealership for these items, but I can't find them anywhere. Can you give me some particulars on these items, such as size needed and where I might purchase them at a reasonable cost? Will a jack from Wal-Mart work, or one from an auto-parts store? Are they called something else besides "hard to find"? -- Tommy...
Artifacts 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Trout Fishing in America to headline ArtsCape; Southeast jazz ensembles to perform concert May 4; Choral union, orchestra celebrate Mozart; Benefit set for Network Against Sexual Violence; Ste. Genevieve winery holds Stargazers Dinner; Pianist to solo in concerts Tuesday, Wednesday; Art museum appoints firm to manage expansion
Southeast uses race to illustrate forbidden love (04/21/06)
Southeast Missouri State University has striven to make its production of "Romeo and Juliet" an original product, one that uses a classic script but refuses to borrow from any other "Romeo and Juliet" that has graced the stage in the past. Of course, one device used toward that purpose is the extreme masculine personality given to the Montague boys in the first half. They're young, they're rich, and all they can think about is sex and fighting...
The Verona Boys' Club: University updates classic tale with testosterone overload (04/21/06)
Anyone familiar with William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" -- and who didn't study the classic in high school? -- has met Mercutio, Romeo's playful, hot-tempered buddy who always has a witty quip at the tip of his tongue. But the Mercutio most people met in high school was never this outrageous. This Mercutio knows no bounds, his hands go where they please and he's animated with lewd gestures. He had only two things on his mind -- sex and fighting...
At the theaters 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
'Akeelah and the Bee'; 'Friends With Money'; 'Sentinel'; 'Silent Hill'; STILL PLAYING; 'ATL'; 'The Benchwarmers'; 'Firewall'; 'Ice Age: The Meltdown'; 'Inside Man'; 'Lucky Number Slevin'; 'Scary Movie 4'; 'Shaggy Dog'; 'She's the Man'; 'Slither'; 'Stay Alive'; 'Take the Lead'; 'V for Vendetta'; 'The Wild'
Jerry Logan (04/21/06)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Jerry Lee Logan, 67, of Dexter died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 16, 1938, in Bernie, Mo., son of Chelsie Lee and Tressie Aline Causbie Logan. He and Joan Sitz were married Sept. 13, 1973, in Greenville, Mo...
James Heiden (04/21/06)
James David "Jim" Heiden, 58, of Jackson passed away April 19, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Dearborn, Mich., son of the late George Richard and Jean Harriet Hole Heiden. He and Glenda Carol Fraze were married March 11, 1972, in Hunter, Mo...
Frederick Endean (04/21/06)
Frederick Tyre "Terry" Endean, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 22, 1940, in Crawfordsville, Ind., son of Merle W. and Helena Fern Whittington Endean. He and Diane Marie Grabelle were married Aug. 9, 1974, in Chicago...
Otto Schlegel (04/21/06)
Otto E. Schlegel, 74, of Norris City, Ill., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of Otto and Alma Helwege Schlegel. He married Velma Mae Harris. Schlegel attended Trinity Lutheran School and was a graduate of Central High School. He retired as a plastics tooling specialist with Western Electric...
Births 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Navarro; Anton; Phillips; Marchi; Jones; Dixon; Turner
Cape police reports 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
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Out of the past 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
25 years ago: April 21, 1981 Thanks to a number of storm systems that have passed through the upper Midwest in recent weeks, navigation along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers has gradually returned to normal; but the Army Corps of Engineers is now gearing up in case low waters reoccur this summer...
China today: If its 50 years behind, it won't take 50 years to catch up (04/21/06)
By ROBERT HAMBLIN Professor Changlei Li of Weifang City University in the People's Republic of China spent all of last year at Southeast Missouri State University using the Brodsky Collection and other resources of the Center for Faulkner Studies to complete his doctoral dissertation on William Faulkner. I was privileged to direct his research and critique his dissertation...
Lending a hand (04/21/06)
In the aftermath of any major disaster, the cleanup period that follows can be daunting and disheartening. It's a big boost when neighbors come to help, not only sharing the work but providing a show of support when everything looks so bleak. In the wake of the April 2 tornado in Caruthersville, Mo., much of that city on the Mississippi River was in shambles: 141 homes destroyed, 22 mobile homes and 30 duplexes destroyed, 105 homes damaged, 60 residents treated for injuries...
Chaffee at a leadership crossroads (04/21/06)
To the editor: Over the past 11 years my family has made our home in Chaffee. We have invested our time, money and more than a few tears in an effort to improve our property and livelihoods and ultimately those of our neighbors and community. During this time we have also sought help through our elected representatives and city employees in numerous attempts to eradicate the substandard property problem through enforcement of existing building codes. ...
Broad benefits of higher education (04/21/06)
To the editor: Thank you for your recent editorial regarding the status of higher-education funding in Missouri. The editorial draws attention to an important issue in our state: Our higher-education system is at great risk. Twenty-five years ago, the state funded approximately 79 percent of higher-education expenses. Today state funding makes up only 45.4 percent of the cost, with tuition revenue covering the remaining balance...
Relay for Life is set for April 28-29 (04/21/06)
To the editor: Anyone who has spent a night participating in an American Cancer Society Relay for Life knows how tiring -- and fulfilling -- the event can be. This year's event is just around the corner, April 28-29, at Cape County Park North. Events begin at 6 a.m. ...
Speak Out 4/21/06 (04/21/06)
Not for gentlemen; Good riddance; Scary politics; Bring back cleanup; Making left turns; No one cares; Tarnished glitter; Unnecessary tests; Burning issue; Double standard; Showing appreciation; Earned rights; Bridge beacon
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