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Woman looking for someone to adopt cat with feline AIDS (04/24/06)
Laura Katz was the tender-hearted type of little girl who brought home the bird with the wounded wing, the puppy with the punctured paw and the homeless alley cat. Adulthood sometimes steals a tender heart, but it never did for Katz. In her Cape Girardeau home today, Katz, now 31, has four stray cats and three rescued dogs...
Cape Girardeau's 'other side' (04/24/06)
Every town has that other side. For every workaday community there is always that smaller zone where the rules -- even if they still apply -- may not be enforced so strictly. These are the places where people go to drink, where they go to dance, and sometimes where they go to break the law. For Cape Girardeau, this place has always been East Cape Girardeau...
City has little to say about growing church (04/24/06)
Cape Girardeau city officials say they have little oversight of Christ Church of the Heartland's 73,000-square-foot expansion announced earlier this month. The expansion will be more than double the size of the city's Osage Community Centre. The church at 720 Bertling St. ...
Rally at Southeast explores scientific evidence for creation (04/24/06)
Members of the SEMO Creation Science Club say scientific evidence proves God created the heavens and earth instantaneously. The non-denominational Christian group met Sunday afternoon in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University for a creation science rally. About 40 people attended the event, which featured a variety of speakers and supporters of scientific evidence for creation...
Results from last week's online poll 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
Out & About 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
Today Infant and Child CPR: Saint Francis Medical Center, 6 to 9 p.m. Parkinson's support group: Franciscan Conference Room, 6:30 to 8 p.m Film series: "Spaghetti With Your Western," Parker Hall, Southeast Missouri State University, 6 p.m. Semo Acoustic Musicians Guild: Cape Girardeau Public Library, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m...
Officials in Scott City back get-tough stance (04/24/06)
When the temperatures warm up, so does Scott City's battle against eyesores. This year the city government and police have plans to make things even harder for violators. In the past few years, city officials have made enforcement of laws against nuisances like junk cars, decaying or unfinished structures, trash and high weeds a priority. Last year the city even approved a budget that funded the hiring of a full-time nuisance enforcement officer...
Central Middle School chess club players excel (04/24/06)
Some serious chess players in Central Middle School's afterschool Chess Club received trophies for school champion, intermediate winner, highest-scoring sixth-grade advanced winner, fifth-grade winner scoring tournament points, fifth-grade advanced player with four wins and sixth-grade beginner scoring tournament points recently...
Community briefs 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
Mother Earth's 'wholistic' fair planned for Saturday A health fair and farmer's market with unique gardening gifts will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1049 N. Kingshighway. All products provided by local and regional vendors. Admission is free. There will be informational classes and door prizes will be awarded hourly. Canned food donations to the Regional Family Crisis Center are welcome...
Giving their time United Way and Volunteer Intergenerational Center (04/24/06)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri and Volunteer Intergenerational Center (VIC) recently sponsored their 19th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to honor volunteers from local surrounding communities. Winners were chosen from youth, adult, senior adult and group categories...
Red House sets calendar for May (04/24/06)
Southeast Missourian The Red House Interpretive Center has scheduled the following upcoming events:...
Community cuisine 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
St. Anthony's Parish to hold spring dinner; Salvation Army serves Meals with Friends
MOHELA money prospects remain uncertain (04/24/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Patricia Johnson joined the faculty at Harris-Stowe State College in September 2000 to become the director of the Early Childhood/Parenting Education Center. Nearly six years later, she's still waiting for the promised position to become reality...
Child support records possibly linked to shooting (04/24/06)
ST. LOUIS -- State officials are reviewing records of child support payments by a man who allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage because he was enraged he was paying too much. Herbert Chalmers Jr. killed four women, then himself, in a bloody spree on Tuesday...
High court to consider appeal on last-minute challenges to injection executions (04/24/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Convicted cop killer Clarence Hill was already strapped to a gurney with IV tubes running into his arms to deliver the lethal injection. The executioner was ready for the order to start the flow of drugs, and witnesses, including both his family and relatives of the slain police officer, were waiting...
Survey: Gas prices continue steep climb, now average $2.91 per gallon (04/24/06)
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Retail gas prices across the country jumped an average of nearly a quarter per gallon in the past two weeks, according to a survey released Sunday. Self-serve regular averaged $2.91 a gallon, up from $2.67 two weeks ago, said Trilby Lundberg, who publishes the nationwide Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations...
Congressional investigation recommends new powers for FDA in ensuring drug safety (04/24/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration should have the power to require that drug makers conduct studies on the safety of prescription medications already on the market, congressional investigators recommend. Drug makers often promise timely follow-up studies, but they often delay going ahead, the agency said. ...
FEMA wants 625 people in Texas to pay back aid (04/24/06)
BEAUMONT, Texas -- The federal government is asking 625 people in Texas to pay back a total of $1.26 million in recovery aid they shouldn't have received after Hurricane Rita. Texas families received more than $592 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the September storm...
Congress struggles with pension bill (04/24/06)
WASHINGTON -- Squabbles over special treatment for bankrupt airlines and beleaguered auto companies are delaying final action in Congress on a pension bill that would affect millions of workers, retirees and taxpayers. Lawmakers trying to merge House and Senate versions already have missed one deadline, April 15, when some companies had to recalculate their pension fund obligations...
Al-Qaida leaders suspected of hiding out with help (04/24/06)
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden is hiding in a remote tribal area along Afghanistan's 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, separated from his top deputy and, in a sign he has to be careful about whom he trusts, surrounded by fellow Arabs. His No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, is hiding in a more settled area along the border, surrounded by al-Qaida operatives of his Egyptian nationality, according to U.S. intelligence officials familiar with his pursuit...
Financial abuse of elderly grows as nation ages (04/24/06)
NEW YORK -- As the U.S. population ages, the elderly are becoming a prime target for financial abuse. Sometimes the thief is a stranger who befriends a lonely senior. Other times it's a caregiver with sticky fingers. In still other cases, it's a telemarketer with "found money" to share, or even a member of the senior's own family who takes advantage of his or her declining mindfulness...
Bin Laden: West waging war on Islam (04/24/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden issued new threats in an audiotape broadcast on Arab television Sunday and accused the United States and Europe of supporting a "Zionist" war on Islam by cutting off funds to the Hamas-led Palestinian government. He also urged followers to go to Sudan, his former base, to fight a proposed U.N. peacekeeping force...
Al-Qaida prison escapee surrenders (04/24/06)
SAN'A, Yemen -- A Yemeni member of al-Qaida, one of 23 who escaped from a prison here earlier this year, has surrendered to authorities, security officials said Sunday. Khaled Mohammed Abdullah al-Batati turned himself in during the past two days, a security source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media...
In war-torn Iraqi city, U.S. Marines keep on move (04/24/06)
RAMADI, Iraq -- Weapons locked, loaded and ready, a U.S. Marine platoon runs through this troubled Iraqi city's war-wrecked streets, hurling yellow, gray and violet smoke grenades to shroud their path. Pausing only to train gunbarrels around corners or scan rooftops for insurgents, they bound across desolate roads lined with broken glass and charred cars -- and start running again...
Par five: Central pencils in some downright low scores (04/24/06)
A lineup filled with experienced seniors often leads to success in most high school sports. On the golf course, age does not count for much, though; and the physical maturity another year may give does not necessarily translate to good golf shots. But Central's senior-dominated roster is making an offseason's worth of hard work pay off, posting scores rarely achieved at the school...
Redhawks drops series to Govs (04/24/06)
Asif Shah gave Southeast Missouri State coach Mark Hogan the kind of performance he was looking for. But Brad Daniel did the same for Austin Peay coach Gary McClure -- and perhaps even more -- to ruin Shah's first Ohio Valley Conference start on the mound...
Yim capitalizes on rare collapse by Sorenstam for first LPGA win (04/24/06)
Annika Sorenstam's right hand flew off the club on the follow-through, the first sign that something was amiss. Then, as everyone watched in disbelief, the ball sailed toward the trees along the right side of the fairway -- and the dreaded out-of-bounds line...
'Happy Harvick' races to sweep in the desert (04/24/06)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- His nickname is "Happy Harvick," a moniker earned early in his career when things rarely went wrong. But when the wins became fewer and far between at NASCAR's top level, the name seemed to be more of a sarcastic reference to Kevin Harvick's perpetual scowl...
Maddux heads off Redbirds' attempt to sweep (04/24/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Greg Maddux is turning back the clock for a team missing its offensive star and two of its best pitchers. The four-time NL Cy Young Award winner, who turned 40 earlier this month, threw seven scoreless innings on Sunday to help the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3. He has won his first four starts for the first time in his career, to go with a minuscule 0.99 ERA...
Tiger goes on daredevil binge in New Zealand (04/24/06)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Tiger Woods conquered New Zealand's highest bungy jump Sunday, diving 440 feet from a cable car a day before racing in a dirt-track car. Woods and caddie Steve Williams both made the jump from the Nevis Highwire near the South Island township of Queenstown during a flying visit to the resort by helicopter and private jet. Woods is in New Zealand for Williams' wedding...
Linehan encouraged as minicamp draws to a close (04/24/06)
ST. LOUIS -- His first minicamp as a head coach is over and the St. Louis Rams' Scott Linehan is excited about what he saw. "I think it went better than it was expected," Linehan said Sunday at Rams Park after the three-day voluntary minicamp ended. "This takes the edge off, so to speak. When we hit our next minicamp, we'll be accelerating this thing quite a bit."...
New limo service coming to area (04/24/06)
If you were ever a customer at the old Hecht's store in downtown Cape Girardeau, you know the name Dan Elkins. For nearly three decades, Elkins worked at the upscale clothing store, working his way up from warehouse work to manager. He was employed there until the store closed in 2003, largely running the store for Marty and Tootie Hecht...
Restaurants may help reduce oil dependence (04/24/06)
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Its first nickname was "R2D2" after the "Star Wars" robot, but now they just call it "the dog" when it's time to drain the grease at Burgerville USA. "The dog" is a small, stainless steel tank and pump combination on wheels that the Northwest restaurant chain has pioneered to channel used cooking oil to a biodiesel producer...
Regional radio: KZIM in Cape and KSIM in Sikeston begin simulcasting (04/24/06)
On this particular Thursday morning, radio host Faune Riggin is talking about communicable diseases with public health officials Charlotte Craig and Jane Wernsman -- specifically on the recent return of the mumps. "Didn't we get immunized when we were kids?" Riggin asks, talking into her microphone. "Why is it back?"...
People on the move 04/24/06 (04/24/06)
Cape native promoted to Nokia vice president Joseph Low III, a former resident of Cape Girardeau and a 1985 graduate of Central High School, has been promoted to vice president Nokia Mobile Phones, Latin America. Low will be responsible for product planning, pricing and strategies. ...
Business memo 04/24/06 (04/24/06)
IAAP chapter celebrates 60th anniversary The Girardot Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals celebrated its 60th anniversary at Drury Lodge on April 7. The chapter was joined by 2005-2006 IAAP International president Kay Enlow, who gave a presentation called "Lighting the Way to Excellence." Also attending were past members and representatives from several Missouri IAAP chapters. ...
Doyle Baldwin (04/24/06)
Doyle Eugene Baldwin, 75, of McClure, Ill., died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 4, 1930, in Elco, Ill., son of Amos Leroy and Nellie Eva Poole Baldwin. He and Evelyn Keller were married and she preceded him in death. He and Mary Winch were married and she preceded him in death...
Sonny Davidson Jr. (04/24/06)
Ralph C. "Sonny" Davidson Jr., 67, of Scott City, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his residence in Scott City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Irene Beggs (04/24/06)
Irene Beggs, 92, of Scott City, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Chaffee, daughter of James Irvin and Ora Irene Grant Lewis Eastwood. She and Ervin Lester Beggs were married Aug. 1, 1942. He died on Sept. 13, 1993...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
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Cape police reports 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
25 years ago: April 24, 1981 Plans for the creation of a pediatric intensive care unit and construction of a three-story addition at Southeast Missouri Hospital were announced last night at the annual hospital association dinner; to help meet the cost of creating the pediatric unit, estimated at $50,000, the association has launched a fund-raising drive...
Battling meth (04/24/06)
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader This is a frustrating story about methamphetamine and supply and demand. Last year, Missouri enacted a law that greatly reduced consumer access to cold pills containing pseudoephedrine, one of the ingredients in meth. Since that time, the number of meth labs in the state has dropped...
Passing submarines (04/24/06)
During World War II, submarines newly built in Manitowoc, Wis., were brought down the Mississippi River to be commissioned in New Orleans. From 1942 to 1945, 28 of them passed Cape Girardeau on their way to the Pacific Theater. Members of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II were in Cape Girardeau recently to dedicate a storyboard commemorating the 52 submarines the U.S. ...
Speak Out 4/24/06 (04/24/06)
Higher standard; Important issues; Religion in the paper; All-purpose puppies; Cleanup ditty; Unfair attacks; Looking is best part; Democrat patriots; Three compliments; Policing the world; Report from the front; Unsafe TV sets; Testing teachers; More than pranks
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