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New university press book showcases poems written by students (04/29/06)
The latest book by the Southeast Missouri State University Press gives nine young poets with university ties a way to showcase their work. "Balancing on a Bootheel" will be available at Barnes and Noble and the university bookstore starting this week. Poets included in the compilation are Jon Thrower, Jarret Green, Michael G. Howell, Nicole Stanfield, Doc Bertram, Nicole Trickey, Ben Marxer, Shawn McLain and Clay Matthews...
Cairo city councilman Bobby Whitaker charged with DUI (04/29/06)
A Cairo, Ill., city councilman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Friday morning. Bobby Whitaker was pulled over around 2 a.m. on Highway 51 outside Mounds, Ill., for crossing the center line more than once, according to information released by Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern...
Gritty in pink (04/29/06)
DELTA, Mo. -- In a decades-old concrete building behind Delta High School, Nirvana's "Smells like Teen Spirit" blends with the scream of a drill, the whir of a miter saw and the nonstop chatter of high school students. It's all music to Alissa Cauble's ears...
Local party committees are conduit of campaign donations (04/29/06)
The Missouri Ethics Commission is the referee of state politics, watching over lobbying, political donations and campaign spending. The commission's staff oversees millions of dollars spent by candidates, political parties and political action committees. ...
Traveling freelance preachers bring their message to SEMO campus (04/29/06)
Some say they're preaching hate, others claim they're spouting un-Christian values and some believe they're just looking for attention. The answer might be all of the above. Husband-and-wife preaching team Jed and Cindy Smock have been drawing crowds all week at Southeast Missouri State University with fiery and provocative rhetoric. The family is based out of Columbia and travels to college campuses all over the country preaching a firebrand version of Christianity...
Contestants create "fight song" lyrics (04/29/06)
Jeremy Boyer knows Southeast Missouri State University's fight song by heart. But until now he's been hard pressed to sing it. That's because the song, played at university sporting events, has no words. But thanks to Boyer and three other would-be songwriters who entered the Southeast Missourian's contest, the university community now has four competing lyrics to choose from...
Nell Holcomb's Fuemmeler is superintendent of the year (04/29/06)
Nell Holcomb School District superintendent David Fuemmeler was named Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri K-8 Schools Association. It's the first time that an area K-8 school superintendent has received the award, he said. The association represents the 75 school districts in the state that serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade...
Christian artist to sign CDs at Patricia Ann's (04/29/06)
Kristin Swinford Schweain, a member of the contemporary Christian group Zoegirl with Sparrow Records, will be appearing today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign CDs at Patricia Ann's in downtown Cape Girardeau at 130 N. Main. She will also be introducing Apronique, an apron line she co-designs and models...
Baby girl makes surprise entrance into world (04/29/06)
If there was a time for a practical joke, this wasn't it. In the bathroom of her apartment Thursday night, Samemia "Sam" Twiggs used one hand to dial the phone and the other to hold her baby's head out of the toilet water. She told her next-door neighbor and cousin Keiuna Twiggs that she was in labor and needed to go to the hospital...
Mangels named vice president for business and finance at SEMO (04/29/06)
Kathy Mangels, interim vice president for business and finance at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named permanent vice president. The board of regents approved the appointment earlier this week after a closed-door meeting, school officials said...
Relay for Life held at Cape County Park (04/29/06)
The annual ACS Relay for Life event which raises money for cancer research began at 6 p.m. Friday and concluded this morning at 6 a.m. The event took place in Cape County Park North. Teams of between 9 and 15 people were asked to camp out and keep at least one team member walking around the lake at all times as part of the fund-raiser...
Ill. man pleads guilty to KFC robbery charges (04/29/06)
An Illinois man pleaded guilty to charges of trying to rob a Cape Girardeau KFC at knifepoint last year. Charles W. Williams, 18, of Thebes, Ill., entered his guilty pleas Tuesday to felony attempted robbery, felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree assault...
Illinois loses mascot appeal (04/29/06)
PEORIA, Ill. -- The NCAA's executive committee on Friday rejected an appeal by the University of Illinois to continue using its Chief Illiniwek mascot without penalty but removed Bradley from a list of schools with American Indian imagery the organization deems "hostile" and "abusive."...
16 illegal immigrants arrested, let go (04/29/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Sixteen Mexicans arrested for illegally entering the country were let free this week because there was no room at the jail, authorities said Friday. Instead of detaining the 12 men and four women, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dropped them off at a bus terminal here and sent them on their way...
Attorney general appeals bridge decision (04/29/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon has appealed a judge's decision that found that the state has no property right to an old railroad bridge. Earlier this week, a judge ruled for Gov. Matt Blunt's administration in a dispute with Nixon. ...
Limbaugh avoids guilty plea in ongoing 'doctor-shopping' case (04/29/06)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh and prosecutors in the long-running painkiller fraud case against him have reached a deal calling for the only charge against the conservative commentator to be dropped if he continues treatment, his attorney said Friday...
Novel written by Harvard student is pulled from stores (04/29/06)
NEW YORK -- The future of a Harvard student's "chick-lit" novel is, for now, a mystery. Kaavya Viswanathan's highly publicized "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life" has been pulled from the market, brought down by acknowledged borrowings from fellow author Megan McCafferty. But publisher Little, Brown and Company's decision, announced Thursday night, left some questions unresolved...
Rumors of random immigration sweeps spark fear (04/29/06)
MIAMI -- Rumors of immigration roundups have prompted thousands of illegal immigrants to stay home this week and are making some afraid to participate in a national immigration protest planned for Monday. Though federal immigration officials said they were unfounded, rumors of random sweeps were rampant from coast to coast Friday, prompting thousands of immigrants to stay home from work, take their children out of school and avoid church...
Five relatives of terror suspect arrested in U.S. (04/29/06)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Five relatives of a U.S. citizen suspected of being a senior al-Qaida operative were arrested in California and Utah on charges of defrauding banks of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The FBI said it was investigating whether any of the money was used to finance Middle East terrorism...
Dirty-tricksters are using Wikipedia to tarnish politicians (04/29/06)
ATLANTA -- Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be altered by anyone with a computer, has proved remarkably useful for pulling political dirty tricks. Political operatives are covertly rewriting -- or defacing -- candidates' biographical entries to make the boss look good or the opponent look ridiculous...
Iran won't freeze nuke program (04/29/06)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran has defied a U.N. Security Council call to freeze uranium enrichment and is stonewalling efforts to determine if it is developing nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday in a report that strengthened Western calls for sanctions...
Mexico may legalize small amounts of some drugs (04/29/06)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Congress approved a bill Friday decriminalizing possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use -- including cocaine and even heroin -- raising potential questions about joint U.S.-Mexican anti-narcotics operations...
U.S. reports April is this year's deadliest month in Iraq (04/29/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An American soldier was killed in a roadside bombing north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Friday, making April the deadliest month for American forces in Iraq this year. Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a video saying that hundreds of suicide bombings in Iraq have "broken the back" of the U.S. military -- the latest in a volley of messages by the terror network's most prominent figures...
Andrews returns to Doniphan (04/29/06)
A familiar face will return to the sidelines at Doniphan. Two weeks after Shawn Gibbs resigned his post, former assistant coach Jason Andrews was hired on as the next boys basketball coach. "I think he's a really good fit," Doniphan athletic director Jimbo Blackwell said. "He's been here before, he knows our kids, he knows our area. He's got a great work ethic, we just think he's a great fit for our program."...
Tigers' Young keeps Mules under control (04/29/06)
Central senior starter Lance Young credits his success this season to improved control. The Tigers' No. 2 hurler sported better than a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio heading into Friday's SEMO Conference Tournament quarterfinal game against Poplar Bluff at Central...
Central's Jackson sets two school records in Tigers' win (04/29/06)
The Central girls track and field team continued to dominate the relay events, sweeping all four relays at the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Friday en route to the team title. The Tigers finished with 206 points, well ahead of Jackson's 170 1/2. Central recently won five of six relay events at the Cape Relays and earlier this year won all four relays at the Jackson Invitational...
Notre Dame walks past Jackson (04/29/06)
The Jackson baseball team failed to take full advantage of three walks to open Friday's SEMO Conference quarterfinal game. Notre Dame, on the other hand, turned five first-inning walks into six runs in a 9-4 victory against the Indians. "We didn't capitalize," Jackson coach Rex Crosnoe said. "They did."...
Three months left in waiting game (04/29/06)
Three months. That's about how long Southeast Missouri State officials will have to wait before the NCAA announces the findings of its investigation into the university's women's basketball program. University president Dr. Kenneth Dobbins met with an NCAA investigator on Wednesday, at the conclusion of a second session of on-campus interviews by the NCAA investigators. Dobbins was told the association's findings likely would be released in early August...
Defending champion wants to set record (04/29/06)
Defending Steamboat Classic Triathlon champion Delbert Marriott still is promising a course record Sunday. But if he doesn't break the mark, it's because he has other fish to fry. Marriott will be using Sunday's Steamboat Classic as a tuneup for the Duathlon National Championship next weekend in Mason, Ohio...
Broshuis hones his writing and baseball skills (04/29/06)
When Advance native Garrett Broshuis packs for a road trip as a member of the Class AA Connecticut Defenders, he brings along his baseball glove, shoes ... and his laptop computer. When he's not pitching, he's blogging for The Sporting News. Broshuis met one of the editors of the St. ...
Newspaper responds to lawsuit by publishing all photos (04/29/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Faced with relinquishing hundreds of unpublished photos sought by attorneys in a lawsuit over a Missouri football player's death, the Columbia Daily Tribune went one step further Friday and made them available for everyone to see. "Because the 604 photographs taken during the workout and not subsequently published have become a focus of ongoing coverage of the lawsuit, it's appropriate that we let readers see them," Tribune Managing Editor Jim Robertson wrote in an introductory note on the paper's Web site, http://www.showmenews.com.. ...
Texans end suspense over No. 1 pick (04/29/06)
NEW YORK -- All NFL drafts have lots of intrigue near the top. This year, the Houston Texans pulled off a shocker. The Texans signed North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams on Friday night, snubbing Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush for the No. 1 overall selection in one of the most surprising moves in NFL history...
Rincon goes on DL; Cards call up Gall (04/29/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Ricardo Rincon was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of a shoulder injury, creating an opening on the roster for hot-hitting John Gall. Rincon, 0-0 with a 10.80 ERA in five relief appearances, hasn't pitched since April 18. Trainer Barry Weinberg said the injury was left shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tendinitis...
Dowd receives trophy replica after missing cut (04/29/06)
REUNION, Fla. -- When her family moved from a spacious house into a tiny townhome, Dakoda Dowd gave more than 100 of her golf trophies away, saying she didn't need to keep them. She added one to her collection Friday -- and it's not going anywhere...
Illinois scientist Arnold pleads guilty to supplying BALCO with drug (04/29/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An Illinois-based scientist prominent in the field of sports nutritional supplements pleaded guilty Friday to supplying the BALCO lab with the performance-enhancing drug known as "the clear." Patrick Arnold pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute steroids. He's scheduled to be sentenced in August and most likely will face three months in jail and three months of home detention...
Flyers, Hurricanes pull even in their first-round playoff series (04/29/06)
PHILADELPHIA -- R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, helping the Philadelphia Flyers even their first-round playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres with a 5-4 victory on Friday night. Peter Forsberg had two goals and a sensational assist, and Petr Nedved and Eric Desjardins also scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight game after a humiliating six-goal loss Monday...
James hits late shot, lifts Cavs past Wizards (04/29/06)
WASHINGTON -- Another milestone for LeBron James: his first winning shot in the playoffs. James drove around Antonio Daniels, collided with Michael Ruffin and banked in a short shot on his way down with 5.7 seconds to play, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 97-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night and a 2-1 lead in the first-round series...
Duke rape accuser had similar claims 10 years ago (04/29/06)
DURHAM, N.C. -- A jury might never hear about the rape allegations made to police 10 years ago by the exotic dancer who says she was raped last month by three Duke University lacrosse players, a prosecutor said Friday. District Attorney Mike Nifong said North Carolina's rape shield law lists "narrowly defined categories" under which evidence of an accuser's past sexual history is allowed as evidence. ...
NFLPA investigating agent in Bush house deal (04/29/06)
NEW YORK -- The agent under investigation by the NFL Players Association for his role in the housing arrangement of Reggie Bush's family says he has had nothing to do with the Southern California star. David Caravantes told The Associated Press on Friday that he is unaware of the investigation, adding: "I have had no involvement with Reggie Bush. The truth will come out."...
Ex-Olympic champ Montgomery charged in bank-fraud scheme (04/29/06)
NEW YORK -- Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery was arrested Friday on charges that he was connected to a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and money laundering scheme, prosecutors said. A grand jury indictment unsealed in New York accused the star sprinter, his gold medalist track coach, Steven Riddick, and 12 other people of being involved in a conspiracy that deposited $5 million in stolen, altered or counterfeit checks over three years...
Durant leads Zurich Classic by two shots in New Orleans (04/29/06)
Joe Durant had a bogey-free 8-under 64 to take a two-shot lead over Brett Wetterich in the Zurich Classic. Durant had a 12-under 132 total on the English Turn course in New Orleans. Wetterich closed with an 8-foot birdie on the ninth hole for a 65. Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen sputtered at the start and then steadily improved for a 3-under 69 that left him in a group of seven players at 9-under 135 ...
Former pitcher Howe dies in truck accident (04/29/06)
NEW YORK -- Steve Howe, the relief pitcher whose promising career was derailed by cocaine and alcohol abuse, died Friday when his pickup truck rolled over in Coachella, Calif. He was 48. Howe was killed at 5:55 a.m. PDT about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, said Dalyn Backes of the Riverside County coroner's office. He had been in Arizona on business and was driving back home to Valencia, Calif., business partner Judy Welp said...
Nationals strike early for 8-3 win (04/29/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols' record-tying 13th home run in April did nothing to bolster the spirits of the St. Louis Cardinals. Pujols' eighth-inning blast tied the major league record for the month, but Nick Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman hit two-run homers in the first inning in the Washington Nationals' 8-3 victory on Friday night...
Sports briefs 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
Baseball...
Sculpting faith (04/29/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- At age 87, the Rev. Billy Graham speaks softly and no longer strides to the pulpit. But to many American Christians, he's still a larger-than-life figure, and that will be reflected in a bronze statue to be unveiled by the Southern Baptist Convention at its meeting later this spring. Created by a pastor and sculptor in Wyoming, the figure of Graham will stand with a Bible in one hand and arms outstretched before a giant cross...
Religion briefs 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
Wednesday; Thursday; Saturday
Immanuel Lutheran celebrates 140 years of blessings (04/29/06)
After 140 years, the congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church is still celebrating God's blessings. On May 7, the church will recognize those blessings with a celebration of its 140th anniversary. According to the Rev. Mark Boettcher, the event will include a guest speaker, special music, group photograph and lunch, all beginning at 8:45 a.m. next Sunday...
Experiencing Easter every day (04/29/06)
"Easter is my favorite holiday," exclaimed my sister-in-law, Cara. This was before I fully understood the value of Easter. I thought of it, aside from all the Church celebrations, as a time for family gatherings and fun. My image came complete with new spring clothes, an Easter egg hunt and family gatherings. A few years later I grasped the full significance of Cara's joy and discovered the reason behind her jubilance over Easter...
Randy Masters (04/29/06)
Randy Eugene Masters, 49, of Glenallen, Mo., died Friday, April 28, 2006. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. Funeral will be at 3 p.m.
Jamie Staten (04/29/06)
Jamie Staten, 23, of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born Feb. 17, 1983, in Rathway, N.J., daughter of Wayne and Sandi Kachel. She married Michael Staten. Staten lived most of her life in San Antonio, and had also lived in New Jersey, California, and Tennessee. She was a graduate of Clark High School...
Michael Foulk (04/29/06)
Michael Scott Foulk, 24, of Delta died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Kerr (04/29/06)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Juanita Grace Kerr, 91, of Ullin died Friday, April 28, 2006, in Ullin. She was born June 5, 1914, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of Ben and Nellie Williams McRavern. She married Marvin Kerr, who died April 19, 2001. Kerr was formerly of Elco, Ill. She was a member of Elco Baptist Church, was pianist 39 years, and a former Sunday school teacher...
Olliver Amick (04/29/06)
Olliver Charles Amick, 86, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 30, 1920, at Maiden Rock, Wis., son of Arnold Otto and Delila M. Walsh Amick. He and Betty Jo St. Clair were married March 28, 1948, at Illmo, Mo...
Alice Irvine (04/29/06)
Alice Louise Welge Irvine, beloved by her family and friends, died at age 80 at 6:10 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Chester, Ill., to Albert Charles and Hilda Marie Gilster Welge. On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Lynn McCrea Irvine Jr. at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester. He preceded her in death April 2, 1973...
Bernice Hileman (04/29/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Bernice L. Hileman, 91, of Anna died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ill., daughter of William H. and Nellie Ann Brown Hileman. Hileman had worked at Florsheim Shoe Co. and the Heel Factory in Anna, Illinois Ordnance Plant during World War II, clerk typist and payroll clerk 18 years at Anna Quarries, and office secretary 16 years for Denny and Sons...
Births 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
Eldridge; Mayberry; McGill-Hogan; Landers; Shearer; Wilhelm
Police reports 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Fire reports 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
25 years ago: April 29, 1981 A federal mortgage interest subsidy program that hasn't been employed in Cape Girardeau County for about 10 years is being revived through efforts of a local builder who plans to erect 26 homes, half in Cape Girardeau and half in Jackson; Harold Sinn says the project is the only way many residents of moderate income are able to buy new houses...
Making a town whole (04/29/06)
Restoring the bridge washed away by a 1982 flash flood became a matter of civic pride for the tiny community of Old Appleton. When erected in 1879, the bridge linked the two sides of town, one in Perry County and the other in Cape Girardeau County. Children who grew up in the community spent their summers jumping off the bridge into Apple Creek or tossing rocks into the water. Old Appleton wasn't Old Appleton without its bridge...
Setting the stadium record straight (04/29/06)
To the editor: While I fundamentally disagree with the now redundant complaint that Cardinal ownership failed to spend enough money this off-season and TJ Greaney's recent column, I understand it's hard for most fans to move past the evidence that includes not re-signing Grudzielanek or Sanders. ...
Mother's pain is lesson for us all (04/29/06)
To the editor: I live in Scott City and know trains stop on the tracks for exceptionally long periods of time. They block the crossings. Many times I have had to backtrack and be late for work due to a train. If I recall the original article about an accident in which a girl under a train lost her arm, the engines of the train were just past Store 24 when it began to move. Therefore, the mother and her children would not have heard a whistle blow...
Show support for cancer patients (04/29/06)
To the editor: I want to invite my fellow Missourians to join me in the fight against breast cancer. Last year I ran in the 2005 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis. It was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed the exercise and felt good about doing just a little bit to help a worthy cause...
Cable TV needs competition (04/29/06)
To the editor: Missourians should not be misled by Holly Rehder of Sikeston, Mo., lobbyist for the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association, who tries to make cable competition appear to be a battle between the cable companies and AT&T. This is really about consumers...
Speak Out 4/29/06 (04/29/06)
Other fuels; Cut consumption; Knife still missing; Unscientific conclusion; Wasted light; Contact the parents; Moms in SUVs; Bad explanation; Parking at school; Still in denial; Salute to Kelleys; Fuel taxes
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