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Polite politics, not just policy (04/27/06)
A political race that could be the closest area contest this fall could also be the most polite. The rules of engagement Ben Lewis and John Heisserer must follow in their rematch for Division II judge in the 32nd Circuit are far stricter than for any other office. ...
Holocaust survivor remembers the horrors and the hunger (04/27/06)
To a starving Maria Szapszewicz, even her own fingers looked like a meal in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belson. "We sucked our fingers. We chewed our shoes," she told students at Southeast Missouri State University on Wednesday...
Court briefs 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
Illinois man pleads guilty to selling drugs An Illinois man admitted in federal court to selling $1,200 worth of cocaine in the parking lot of a Sikeston, Mo., mall. Before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, Vincent Grays, 35, of Carbondale, Ill., pleaded guilty Monday to possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base with intent to distribute. ...
Cape students receive education on effects of drinking and driving (04/27/06)
Police hope a wrecked 1999 Pontiac Trans Am conveys an important message to Cape Girardeau Central High School sophomores -- don't drink alcohol and drive a vehicle. In August 2002, four passengers were traveling in the Trans Am at speeds of more than 100 mph on the curvy Big Bend Road in Cape Girardeau. The car swerved off the road, struck a culvert, went airborne touching a telephone wire and struck a tree...
The Cape charter effect: Park fees likely going up (04/27/06)
Thanks to a recently ap-proved charter amendment, the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department said it will increase user fees to rates more consistent with expenses. Park goers may first notice the increases at the Capaha and Central Municipal pools...
Severed-arm case stalls in mistrial (04/27/06)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - A mistrial was declared Wednesday night for a Scott City woman accused of endangering the lives of three children for leading them under a train, which severed her daughter's arm as it began moving. Following nearly five and a half hours of deliberations, the six-man, six-woman jury was "hopelessly deadlocked" in the case against Glenda Ross, 34, charged with three counts child endangerment...
Perry County takes part in national air quality study (04/27/06)
The American Lung Association released its "State of the Air 2006" assessment report on air quality in the nation today. Cape Girardeau County and Bollinger County did not report information on lung diseases, ozone levels or particle pollution. Perry County, with a population of 18,289, reported 368 cases of pediatric asthma, 1,268 cases of adult asthma and 601 cases of chronic bronchitis. These levels are comparable to those of other counties...
Students, teachers have mixed reactions to 'Romeo' (04/27/06)
Despite the recent controversy over Southeast Missouri State University's production of "Romeo and Juliet," many high school groups still took advantage of matinee performances Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday and Tuesday several school groups with reservations for those performances canceled due to a controversy over the perceived lewd nature of the play's first act...
Disaster assistance made available (04/27/06)
Homes and businesses in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties that sustained damage due to storms and high heavy winds on March 9 will now be eligible for federal assistance. FEMA officials announced Wednesday that the presidential disaster declaration for those areas has been extended to include damage which occurred between March 8 and 13. The declaration had initially included only damage occurring between March 11 and 13...
Foundation to honor Kohlfeld family for support to university (04/27/06)
The Kohlfeld family of Cape Girardeau, which owns a beer distributorship, will receive the 2006 Friend of the University Award from the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Ken Dobbins, university president, will present the award at the annual President's Council dinner at the Show Me Center on Saturday...
Wholistic health fair redefines conventional healing (04/27/06)
M.J. Myers knows skeptics will look at Saturday's Mother Earth Wholistic Fair and cast it somewhere between witchcraft and ridiculous. But Myers hopes those with open minds will show up to find out more about things like aura photographs, energy workers and psychic readings...
New exhibit at Red House looks at Lorimier family (04/27/06)
A new exhibit on Louis Lorimier will debut Saturday, May 6 at the Red House Interpretive Center. Entitled "The Lorimier's: A Metis Trader Family on the Missouri Frontier," the exhibit is a dream come to fruition. Director of exhibits, Linda Nash, said the exhibit has been an idea since the opening of the Red House. Mannequins of Lorimer and some family members dressed in period clothing are featured...
Military digest 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
Pair of Guardsmen promoted during drill; Schafer receives promotion in Guard
David Pullen benefit supper set for Saturday (04/27/06)
Eleven candidates face potential disqualification (04/27/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Eleven candidates, including a circuit judge hopeful in Scott County, face disqualification from the August ballot for failing to report their personal finances, the state Ethics Commission said Wednesday. State law required candidates to file financial disclosure statements with the Ethics Commission by April 11. Those who still hadn't done so by April 18 are supposed to be removed from the ballot...
Witnesses, including defibrillator salesman, save woman's life after she suffers heart attack (04/27/06)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Carolyn Holt had a heart attack while driving. Luckily for her, witnesses to the ensuing wreck included a good Samaritan, two nurses and a defibrillator salesman. The wreck happened Friday evening in St. Charles County, near St. Louis. Witnesses saw Holt's car cross four lanes of traffic on Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and come to a stop against a guardrail...
Nation briefs 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
House OKs legislation to tighten sanctions on Iran WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday approved legislation to tighten sanctions against Iran, rejecting administration arguments that tougher sanctions could be an obstacle to international efforts to prevent the Tehran government from developing nuclear weapons. ...
Fox host Tony Snow named White House spokesman (04/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Wednesday named conservative commentator Tony Snow as White House press secretary, putting a new face on a troubled administration. Snow, a Fox news pundit and former speechwriter in the White House under Bush's father, replaced Scott McClellan who resigned in a personnel shuffle intended to re-energize the White House and lift the president's record-low approval ratings...
High court debates lethal injection (04/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- Some Supreme Court justices had tough questions for a Florida lawyer about whether the state's lethal injection method causes excruciating pain for death row inmates. Justices were taking up the latest capital punishment debate that focuses on the trio of drugs used in Florida and most other states...
KFC offering assurance its chicken is safe (04/27/06)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- At KFC, Colonel Harland Sanders' face remains a staple on company signs and food containers. Now the goateed image of the restaurant chain's founder appears on a sticker meant to head off any concerns about eating chicken if bird flu spreads to the United States...
World religious leaders hold interfaith meeting in Washington (04/27/06)
WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders from a broad swath of worldwide faiths met Wednesday at Georgetown University, marking the first time the annual interfaith forum has been held in the United States since it was started 20 years ago by Pope John Paul II...
Deal is reached to end impasse over WTC project (04/27/06)
NEW YORK -- Breaking an impasse that threatened to hold up the rebuilding at ground zero, state officials and developer Larry Silverstein reached an agreement Wednesday under which Silverstein gave up control over the planned 1,776-foot Freedom Tower...
Torture, secret prisons: More evidence surfaces of CIA's secret flights over Europe (04/27/06)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The CIA has conducted more than 1,000 clandestine flights in Europe since 2001, and some of them secretly took away terror suspects to countries where they could face torture, European Union lawmakers said Wednesday. Legislators selected to look into allegations of questionable CIA activities in Europe said flight data showed a pattern of hidden operations by American agents, and they accused some European governments of knowing about it but remaining silent...
Suicide bombers attack peacekeepers, police in Sinai (04/27/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Suicide attackers targeted international peacekeepers and police Wednesday in the Sinai, a barren expanse where Bedouin tribesmen eke out a meager existence and tourists luxuriate in seaside hotels. The largely impoverished region has become fertile ground for terrorists, who have hit the Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers twice in less than a year -- both times after larger and bloodier attacks on Sinai resorts...
U.S. firms say Mexico boycott could cost immigrants support (04/27/06)
MEXICO CITY -- U.S. lobbyists lashed out Wednesday at the Mexican "Nothing Gringo" campaign timed for May 1 to coincide with the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott in the United States. The American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico said organizers are risking a backlash and foolishly targeting some of their best allies, since U.S. corporations have actively lobbied the U.S. Congress for immigration reform including legalization for many of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants...
Conference tourney brings test for pitching (04/27/06)
The early success of Kennett and New Madrid County Central has put some new faces among the top seeds at the SEMO Conference baseball tournament, which begins today, but a familiar foe is on the minds of most coaches. Rain has played havoc with the tournament each of the past three years. Currently, weather forecasts do not have high threats of rain over the course of the tournament, but the recent pattern does not have many coaches counting on dry weather...
St. Vincent forges tie with Jackson in soccer (04/27/06)
St. Vincent's Sarah Moll knotted the score at 1-1 on a penalty kick goal with 6 minutes remaining, as the Squaws played Jackson to a tie in girls soccer Wednesday at St. Vincent. Lauren Drewett scored her 11th goal for Jackson about midway through the second half to give the Indians the lead. Erin Curtis had the assist...
Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran forge distance-relay rivalry (04/27/06)
The best event at Tuesday's Perryville Invitational may have been the very first one -- the boys 3,200-meter relay race. Saxony Lutheran outran Notre Dame and fourth-place finisher Perryville in a meeting of the three of the top four 3,200 relay teams in Southeast Missouri...
Smith will rest sore leg one more week rather than compete at Drake (04/27/06)
Southeast Missouri State track star Miles Smith won't participate in the prestigious Drake Relays after all. After resting last week because of a sore leg, Smith was scheduled to return to action this weekend for the invitational 400 meters Saturday and also anchor the Redhawks' 1,600-meter relay...
Missouri answers Redhawks (04/27/06)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Missouri finally gained a measure of revenge against Southeast Missouri State. The Tigers, who had already lost twice to the Redhawks this season, pulled away late for a 14-3 victory Wednesday on the final day of the Best of the Midwest Tournament...
Bowyer's success in rookie season adds to stature of Richard Childress Racing (04/27/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- To gauge just how far Richard Childress Racing has come in its company-wide bid for improvement, look beyond Kevin Harvick's success and Jeff Burton's resurgence. The true indicator is Clint Bowyer, who quietly is having a tremendous rookie season and proving that Childress is committed to getting all three of his teams to the top...
Ponson battles his way along comeback trail (04/27/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Sidney Ponson's comeback is off to a successful start. And that's plenty for him, for now. The right-hander, whose career was derailed by alcohol-related problems, got a chance for new life in the major leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals. He's shown his new team that at the very least, he's a battler...
Devils take 3-0 series lead on Rangers (04/27/06)
Patrik Elias set up Jamie Langenbrunner 68 seconds after the opening faceoff and then scored his third goal of the series 8 minutes later in the Devils' 3-0 victory over surprise starter Jaromir Jagr and the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Martin Brodeur stopped 25 shots for his 21st career postseason shutout, two off the NHL mark held by Patrick Roy, as the Devils won their 14th straight game...
Winfield leads class of 10 for Hall of Fame (04/27/06)
Dave Winfield is a Hall of Famer again, this time for his pitching and slugging excellence back when he was the big man on campus. The former University of Minnesota star, enshrined in Cooperstown after even greater success in the major leagues, was among 10 former players and coaches elected Wednesday as the College Baseball Hall of Fame's inaugural class...
Young presents puzzle for scouts (04/27/06)
Nobody quite knows what to make of Vince Young. A quarterback? For sure. The best one on this weekend's draft board? Well, it's funny how a player's stock can rise and fall in the span of weeks and months. The Texas quarterback, one of the best "athletes" in the draft, once struggled so much with the Longhorns that some felt he'd be better off at another position. ...
Pujols bails out reliever (04/27/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols prevented Jason Isringhausen's latest failure from hurting the St. Louis Cardinals. Pujols hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning after Isringhausen allowed a tying home run to Jose Hernandez in the top half, giving the Cardinals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday and a three-game sweep...
Texans narrow choices for No. 1 selection to two (04/27/06)
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans will take Southern Cal running back Reggie Bush or North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams with the first pick in Saturday's draft, general manager Charley Casserly said Wednesday. The Texans dashed the hopes of University of Texas fans everywhere who have been clamoring for the team to pick Vince Young, a Houston native...
Mayfield concerned about slow start to season (04/27/06)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Jeremy Mayfield wants to make one thing crystal clear about his sorry start this season: "I didn't forget how to drive, I can tell you that." Then what is behind Mayfield's fall from championship contender in the season-ending chase the past two years to the stumbles that have him 34th in points this season?...
Sports briefs 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
Shell fires ace at Cape Country Club; Final umpires meeting scheduled for May 7
A SIMple patient (04/27/06)
Simulation patient helps educate health-care workers. The man lay slack-jawed on a gurney. He wore only blue boxers; visible above them was a red scar on his chest indicating recent heart surgery. His eyes were closed. His chest moved rhythmically up and down. Intravenous fluids coursed through his veins...
Health briefs/calendar 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
Briefly Ethan & Friends for Autism's first Walk for Autism will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. There will be food, prizes such as gift certificates, a raffle and games, all in support of local families dealing with autism...
Photographic memories (04/27/06)
April 27, 2006 Dear Leslie, As the Great Flood of 1993 engulfed the Midwest, the governor of Missouri came to Ste. Genevieve to witness the valorous effort being waged to prevent the historic French Colonial village from being inundated. A photo intern named Melina Mara and I were there to record the gubernatorial visit. ...
The new scoop on B12 (04/27/06)
Sometime back in the last century I tried out a new doctor who appealed to me because he was both an M.D. and "holistic." Before we had even gotten to the part where I have to drop my drawers, he was insisting upon sticking a needle in my arm and injecting me with vitamin B12...
Ralph Davidson Jr. (04/27/06)
Ralph C. Sonny "Bones" Davidson Jr., 67, of Scott City died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home, surrounded by family. Sonny was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of Ralph Charles and Raye Marie Ryan Davidson. He and Judy Crites were married Oct. 11, 1958, with whom he continued to have a loyal relationship until his death. He then married his loving wife, Donna Miederhoff, Dec. 25, 1992...
Ruth Reynolds (04/27/06)
Ruth I. Reynolds, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of E.N. and Opal Best Blumer. She and Thomas Reynolds were married July 9, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 9, 2003...
Births 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
Wheeler; Abernathy; Shelly; Pingkian; Bohnsack
Cape/Jackson fire reports 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
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Cape police reports 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
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Out of the past 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
25 years ago: April 27, 1981 McCLURE, Ill. -- Two adult bookstores here will remain closed as the result of a settlement between the store owners and the Alexander County state's attorney's office of charges stemming from a raid on the stores; the stores were shut down after a raid April 9, and a large number of adult books, films and magazines were confiscated...
Don't let the controversy keep you from seeing an amazing 'Romeo and Juliet' (04/27/06)
By Anthony Poston I am an actor with the Southeast Missouri State University theatre department. I am in the much-talked-about production of "Romeo and Juliet" as Lord Montague. I am writing in regard to many of the issues that have been discussed in the past few months about this show...
Tobacco's billion (04/27/06)
Payments to Missouri from the national settlement with tobacco companies has exceeded $1 billion dollars as of this month, and only $1.8 million of the money has been spent on curbing tobacco use. When the much-ballyhooed national settlement was reached, taxpayers in affected states were assured the money would be used to combat smoking and help pay the states' costs of treating tobacco-related illnesses. ...
Production opens students' minds (04/27/06)
To the editor: As a student performing in "Romeo and Juliet" at Southeast Missouri State University and a graduate of Central High School, I'm disgusted that students wouldn't be allowed to see our performances. I was told in high school that we couldn't do Shakespeare because no one around here would understand it. ...
Students kept from great literature (04/27/06)
To the editor: I am shocked and appalled by the recent news that several high schools are preventing many of their students from seeing Southeast Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department's production of "Romeo and Juliet" because of it's "lewdness." While I do not condone overly adult material, the things portrayed in this play are hardly worse than most cartoons found on Adult Swim, a TV channel I know that children from 9 to 18 watch all over the country...
Museum, students work together (04/27/06)
To the editor: Twenty-fifth anniversaries are popular this year. Cape River Heritage Museum is celebrating its 25th with a number of functions through the year and a special recognition afternoon for past board members and dignitaries. The historic preservation program at Southeast Missouri State University celebrated its 25th the weekend of April 21...
Speak Out 4/27/06 (04/27/06)
Fraternity relations; Valuable lesson; Power and wealth; Right to leave; Water district; Blue-collar criminal; Education football; Good column; Rights and obligations; Movie blasphemy; Speed uses more gas; Time to fight back; No to sidewalks
We knew nothing (04/27/06)
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