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Proposed bill aims at more honest disclosure (04/30/06)
A bill passed in March by the Missouri Senate would abolish caps on campaign donations and make candidates report their funding sources more frequently, creating what supporters contend would be a more honest system for funding elections. Under the current system donors are limited to a maximum $1,275 contribution to a candidate for statewide office. Critics contend that cap, as well as donation limits for other offices has pushed money into back channels...
Births 4/30/06 (04/30/06)
Son to Isabel Bruno-Salinas of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:37 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006. Name, Cristian Frankie. Weight, 7 pounds. Son to David Donald and Donna Elaine Burke of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:49 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006. ...
Carrying on the family legacy (04/30/06)
The cemetery headstones sitting on the hill overlooking the Nothdurft farm just outside Gordonville are monuments to the long decades of toil that turned this once wooded country into prime farmland. The weathered old stones have seen more than 100 years of changes, including six generations of Nothdurft farmers, most recently Paul and his son Jeremy. ...
Tennessee thieves fly off with 2,880 cases of Red Bull (04/30/06)
Associated Press DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A trailer containing $100,000 worth of Red Bull energy drinks seemingly grew wings. A truck driver reported last weekend that his 53-foot trailer containing 2,880 cases of the energy drink was stolen. Geoffrey Winchester said he parked the truck on Old Highway 51. According to the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, another truck must have pulled the trailer away from the truck and hauled off the load April 23...
Caruthersville man recalls surviving F3 tornado (04/30/06)
For Charles Cummings of Caruthersville, April 2 was not unusual. At least not at first. There was a thunderstorm warning in effect for Pemiscot and surrounding counties, but that didn't faze him much. Growing up in Missouri's Bootheel had made him callous to severe weather in the springtime...
Woman, 62, fights $1,431 cable porn bill (04/30/06)
YONKERS, N.Y. -- A 62-year-old retired schoolteacher is fighting with a cable company over a hefty bill for porn and gangsta rap programming she says she never ordered. The charges of more than $1,000 appeared on Claudia Lee's February Cablevision bill...
Dorothy Kelso (04/30/06)
Dorothy Louis Kelso, 63, of Kelso died Friday, April 28, 2006, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. She was born Feb. 20, 1943 at Tilman, Mo., daughter of Harvey and Ruth Proffer Kelso. Kelso had worked as a lab tech for Smith & Kline in Houston, Texas. She later worked at NASA, where she made spacesuits. Kelso was a 1961 graduate of Bell City High School...
Angry crocodile attacks chain saw (04/30/06)
SYDNEY, Australia -- A 14.5-foot crocodile mauled the chain saw that a worker was using to clear debris left by a tropical storm that lashed northern Australia. The croc and worker were uninjured, but the saw's woodcutting days are over. On Friday, Freddy Buckland was cutting up a tree that fell against a crocodile enclosure at the Corroboree Park Tavern, 50 miles east of the northern port city of Darwin, when the crocodile, called Brutus, apparently took exception to the chain saw's noise and attacked.. ...
Mother Earth's Wholistic Fair promotes natural healing (04/30/06)
With the smell of fragrant candles and relaxing music in the air, over 200 people wandered from booth to booth Saturday at Cape Girardeau's first fair promoting alternative medicine and natural healing. The Mother Earth's Wholistic Fair at the VFW hall in Cape Girardeau offered a plethora of exhibits aimed at informing people about all-natural foods, various healing arts and even psychic readings...
Red House opens club with spring frolic (04/30/06)
Saturday's spring frolic, held at the Red House Interpretive Center, focused on children learning about history through interactive means. Docent Laurie Hamblin, also a Southeast Missouri State University history instructor, was selected to create the Kid's Club program for grades 3 through 6. ...
New Illinois program aimed at juveniles hooked on methamphetamine (04/30/06)
BENTON, Ill. -- A new methamphetamine treatment program in southern Illinois is aimed at the drug's youngest victims -- children ages 10 to 16. The pilot program features an eight-bed unit in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. The juveniles in the program will stay for up to six months, with half of their day taken up with school work and the other half focusing on treatment...
Woman, son convicted in mouse-in-soup extortion (04/30/06)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- A woman and her adult son were convicted of trying to extort money from the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain by claiming they found a dead mouse in a bowl of soup while celebrating Mother's Day in 2004. A Newport News Circuit Court jury deliberated nearly four hours Friday before convicting Carla Patterson, 38, and Ricky Patterson, 22, of conspiracy to commit extortion. Cracker Barrel officials said the Pattersons had sought $500,000 from the company...
Plane makes emergency landing in Springfield (04/30/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Springfield-Branson National Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The plane, a Trans States Airlines flight, was traveling from Austin, Texas, to St. Louis, when it made the successful emergency landing about 3:27 p.m., FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said...
Civic leaders hope to raise money for Precious Doe park (04/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Civic leaders have announced plans to raise money for a new city park in memory of Erica Green, the child who was known as Precious Doe until her identity was discovered last year. The park would cover about five acres on the city's east side, including the site where Erica's decapitated body was discovered in 2001...
New federal team will focus on locating immigrant fugitives (04/30/06)
The Assoicated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new federal team of investigators will be formed in Kansas City to catch immigrants who disappear after they are ordered to leave the country, or who return after they are deported. The team, which will be part of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, is expected to be operating within four months, said Julie Myers, assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security...
Judge rules city manager not liable in lawsuit (04/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has dismissed Kansas City Manager Wayne Cauthen from a discrimination lawsuit. Russell Widmar, Kansas City's former aviation director, filed a federal discrimination lawsuit last year against the city. He contended in the lawsuit that Cauthen fired him in November 2003 for racial reasons...
Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by former mental patient (04/30/06)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a man who drew national attention fighting his involuntary commitment to a state mental hospital. U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan dismissed Rodney Yoder's lawsuit at the request of defense lawyers when Yoder failed to show up in Springfield for a deposition Friday...
Few immediate improvements (04/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Most of the changes in natural disaster preparedness proposed by the White House and Congress since Hurricane Katrina are years away at best, leaving the Gulf Coast and other areas vulnerable to new devastation. Only a few of the 211 suggested improvements from three federal reports will be ready when the hurricane season starts June 1, and limited dollars and political squabbling already are complicating the progress...
Lawsuit accuses Pennsylvania veterinary clinic of faking dog's death (04/30/06)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A couple who thought they were watching their epileptic dog being euthanized actually witnessed a simple sedation procedure concocted so the veterinary clinic could later give the canine to another owner, they claim in a lawsuit. Dana and Gary Ganyer said they cried while watching what they thought was the death of Annie, a 2-year-old German shepherd that had increasingly frequent and debilitating seizures...
Storms batter Texas with wind and hail (04/30/06)
GAINESVILLE, Texas -- Storms battered eastern Texas with wind up to 100 mph and hail the size of baseballs, damaging buildings and slamming parked airplanes into one another at an airport. "When you have winds from 80 to 100 mph it can do damage similar to that of a tornado," said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. ...
Former Alabama governor goes on trial (04/30/06)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman will be trying to convince a jury that he is innocent of corruption charges during the very weeks he is asking voters in the Democratic primary election to return him to office. Siegelman is due to appear in federal court Monday for trial on bribery and other charges alleging he abused his power in schemes with Richard Scrushy, the former HealthSouth chief executive, and two members of his Cabinet...
Amtrak's future questioned as it celebrates 35 years (04/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Last year, President Bush proposed no federal aid for Amtrak. Its highly touted high-speed train was sidelined for months with brake problems and its president was fired. Still, the passenger railroad chugs on toward its 35th birthday Monday...
Anti-war demonstration (04/30/06)
NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just hours after this month's death toll reached 70. Cindy Sheehan, a vociferous critic of the war whose soldier son also died in Iraq, joined in the march, as did actress Susan Sarandon and the Rev. Jesse Jackson...
Violence forces 100,000 families to flee homes (04/30/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes, a top Iraqi official said. At least 17 people, including an American soldier, were killed Saturday in fighting. ...
Iran comes forward with concessionary proposal (04/30/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The U.N. deadline for Iran to stop uranium enrichment came and went, and nobody blinked. Throughout the spiraling conflict -- slathered in tough talk on all sides -- Iran had said it would not bow to international pressure, apparently banking on the deep split in the Security Council over the "or else" portion of the United Nations' demand...
Australia to investigate death of Australian soldier in Iraq (04/30/06)
SYDNEY, Australia -- The Australian government said Saturday that it has ordered an investigation into the death of one of its soldiers in Iraq and the bungled repatriation of his body. The announcement by Defense Minister Brendan Nelson came hours after a casket containing the remains of Private Jake Kovco arrived at Sydney Airport...
From near death to life in limbo (04/30/06)
ZOUERAT, Mauritania -- There are no roads to this Sahara Desert town, just tracks in the sand. Yet it has become a holding tank for victims of people-smugglers -- Asians who set out to find a better life in Europe and ended up dumped in the desert. Dozens of Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis have turned up in Zouerat over the past 18 months, having been abandoned by the smugglers in the Sahara with little water, no food and no passports. ...
Rift widens between al-Qaida, Islamic groups (04/30/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- When terrorists blew themselves up in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula this week, the radical Palestinian group Hamas quickly joined Arab governments and Western leaders in condemning a "criminal attack against all human values." Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood called the bombings "aggression on human souls created by God."...
Nepal lawmakers demand king give up army (04/30/06)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Newly returned Nepalese legislators demanded Saturday that King Gyanendra be stripped of control over the 90,000-strong army, fearing he could use it to regain power after his recent concession to weeks of pro-democracy protests. Nepal's constitution gives the monarch supreme command of the army, and Gyanendra's seizure of power in February 2005 included sending soldiers to arrest opposition politicians, censor the media and guard his palace...
Collision course (04/30/06)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Ayman Shurasi invested his life savings in an amusement park for Gaza's children, replete with "flying" elephants, bumper cars and a smiling Thomas the Tank Engine. Israel was about to pull out from the fenced-in, desperately poor coastal strip...
Jackson-NMCC will finish consolation game Monday (04/30/06)
With an 80 percent chance of rain predicted for Saturday, SEMO Conference baseball coaches had to feel fortunate to get six of seven tournament games completed on the third day of action. The championship and third-place games are set, with only a consolation game between Jackson and New Madrid County left to finish...
Saxony wins two at shortened tourney (04/30/06)
Saxony Lutheran outscored its opponents at the Woodland Optimist baseball tournament 28-0 in a pair of mercy-rule victories Saturday. Max Wieser threw a no-hitter at host Woodland in Saxony's opening game, an 18-0 five-inning win. Wieser struck out five and walked four...
Confident Central advances to final (04/30/06)
Central ace Brad LaBruyere does not need much offense to lead his team to a win, but in his conference starts the Tigers have simply pounded the ball. LaBruyere is 6-0 in regular-season conference starts, and the Tigers have scored 51 runs in those six games. With their ace on the mound in Saturday's SEMO Conference Tournament semifinal against Notre Dame, the Tigers banged out 11 hits in a 9-1 win at Central...
David Heeb states his case (04/30/06)
After three weeks of silence, Scott County Central High School officials -- including athletic director and boys basketball coach David Heeb -- are responding to sanctions handed out earlier this month by the Missouri State High Schools Activities Association's Board of Directors...
Redhawks softball swept at Tennessee Tech (04/30/06)
The Redhawks softball team's potent offense was stifled again on Saturday, as Southeast scored just one run in a doubleheader loss at Ohio Valley Conference-leading Tennessee Tech. Southeast has scored just three runs in its last five OVC games, all losses. The Redhawks fell 1-0 in the opener on Saturday, and 9-1 in the second game...
Southeast drops doubleheader at EIU (04/30/06)
Southeast Missouri State's baseball woes continued Saturday, as the Redhawks dropped a doubleheader at Eastern Illinois and moved closer to the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference standings. The Redhawks fell 7-6 in the opener and 5-1 in the second game. Southeast, in ninth place in the 10-team league heading into Saturday's doubleheader, fell to 6-11 in the OVC and 15-26 overall. Southeast has lost five straight games, including three conference contests...
Area digest April30 (04/30/06)
Jackson Legion tryouts scheduled for today After rain washed away last weekend's tryouts for the Jackson American Legion team, the squad will try again today. Tryouts are set for 5 p.m. today at Legion Field, rain or shine. For information, contact Mark Lewis at 334-9789...
Touted USC players see their stock drop (04/30/06)
NEW YORK -- Southern California teammates Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart dropped on draft day. Both should rise quickly after it. The Heisman Trophy winners may turn out to be saviors for their new franchises -- in different ways. Bush, all but guaranteed the top spot for months, instead went No. 2 to New Orleans after Houston decided that North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams would be a better building block for the next decade...
Holt happy with first-round pick (04/30/06)
ST. LOUIS-- St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt, also a draft-day analyst for ESPN, got his wish. Holt's unsolicited recommendation for the first-round pick was Tye Hill of Clemson, and that's who the Rams took Saturday. St. Louis traded down from the 11th spot to the 15th with the Broncos, and coach Scott Linehan said the 5-foot-9 1/2 inch Hill, whose draft stock soared with a strong Senior Bowl showing, would have been their selection at either spot...
Couch enjoying wild week in New Orleans (04/30/06)
Chris Couch is on some kind of wild ride in the Big Easy. When he arrived last weekend, he got lost walking to his car in downtown New Orleans and asked a group of women for a ride. That turned into a "weird" situation, and they let him out in a seedy section of a town that made him so scared Couch ran barefooted for 20 minutes before ducking into a tattoo parlor to call the police...
Memphis falls to 0-11 in its playoff history (04/30/06)
The Grizzlies fell behind 3-0 in their series with Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored 36 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and six points in the extra period, to lead the visiting Dallas Mavericks to a 94-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday for a 3-0 lead in the first-round series...
Pujols sets April mark (04/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Leading off the eighth inning in a tie game, Albert Pujols was just trying to get something started. Instead, he made history. Pujols set a major league record with his 14th homer in April, sending the Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday...
Royals call Robinson up to majors (04/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- The Kansas City Royals put center fielder Shane Costa on the 15-day disabled list Saturday and called up former Southeast Missouri State standout Kerry Robinson. Robinson started Saturday in center field against the Oakland Athletics and went 2-for-2 in the first inning but the game was postponed by rain...
Devils eliminate Rangers (04/30/06)
Patrik Elias scored two goals and assisted on Scott Gomez's power-play goal early in the second period -- that wiped out the New York Rangers' only lead of the series -- as the Devils completed a four-game sweep in the first-round series with a 4-2 win Saturday in New York...
OVC meet offers rare chance to see world-class talent (04/30/06)
It isn't often that local sports fans get a chance to watch a world-class athlete perform in their own backyards. That opportunity will present itself this weekend when Southeast Missouri State hosts the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor track and field championships at the Abe Stuber Complex on Sprigg Street...
Poll: Tourists interested in mob museum (04/30/06)
LAS VEGAS -- Locals may not like the idea, but tourists appear eager to see a historic downtown building converted into a tribute to the history of organized crime, a poll conducted by the city has found. Pollsters surveyed 600 locals and 300 tourists in Las Vegas to gauge their interest in a handful of possible themes for a museum proposed for a historic building currently under renovation in downtown Las Vegas...
Paw prints 4/30 (04/30/06)
Paw prints Pet owners and their pooches can participate in the Milk-Bone Make You and Your Dog Famous Search from now through June 21. The doggie-treat maker is looking for a picture-perfect pair to grace the cover of the company's Original Dog Biscuits box. Twenty "couples" will be chosen as finalists. There are five categories -- small dogs under 20 pounds; medium dogs from 20 to 50 pounds; large dogs from 50 to 100 pounds; extra-lrge dogs over 100 pounds...
Indiana updates state slogan (04/30/06)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Indiana tourism officials have replaced the state's old and tired tourism slogan with one they hope has more horsepower to attract visitors. Beginning this week, the state will use "Restart Your Engines" in television, radio and magazine advertisements intended to lure visitors and attract tourist dollars...
Exhibits will highlight Cherokee culture (04/30/06)
CHEROKEE, N.C. -- A series of exhibits about Cherokee culture is opening in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, highlighting the tribe's traditions and beliefs. The seven wayside panels along the Oconaluftee River Trail will have information in both English and Cherokee, according to a report in The Asheville Citizen-Times. They will also include the work of Cherokee artists...
Fleeing fleas (04/30/06)
For such a tiny creature, there's no end to the big problems they cause. Fleas. In Missouri, they can be an issue any time of the year. But spring, especially, is their season. Here's some tips from about avoiding fleas and dealing with them if it becomes a problem...
Help wanted: Miller & Miller Inc. about to go under (04/30/06)
HE SAID: I didn't know what shims were until about a month ago. They're small pieces of wood used to fix carpentry mistakes. They're wedged between wall frames and floors, between studs, anywhere where one piece of wood might not be plumb with another...
Paula Huber (04/30/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Paula Ann Huber, 66, of Perryville died Friday, April 28, 2006, at home. She was born Sept. 23, 1939 in Perryville, daughter of Lester B. and Lillian Cissell Huber. Huber was a retired teacher, having earned a Master's degree in early childhood education. She taught handicapped children for 15 years. Huber was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish...
Joyce Malawey (04/30/06)
Joyce D. Malawey, 64, of Friedheim died Friday, April 28, 2006, at her home. She was born April 11, 1942, at St. Louis, daughter of William Earl and Magnolia Lovell Ritz. She and Charles E. Malawey were married Nov. 26, 1960, at Ferguson, Mo. Malawey was a member of St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle, the Ladies Sodality and the Rosary Army...
Willard Lix (04/30/06)
Willard William Lix, 74, formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at his home in Okeechobee, Fla. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Michael Foulk (04/30/06)
Michael Scott Foulk, 24, of Delta died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the family home. He was born Jan. 9, 1982 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Larry Biggs, Sr. and Milissa Mary Foulk Biggs. Foulk was a carpenter. Survivors include his mother and father, both of Chaffee; two brothers, Larry Biggs Jr., Jordan Biggs, both of Chaffee; paternal grandmother, Imogene Biggs of Scott City; maternal grandmother, Nancy Webb of Chaffee; fiance, Lora Missey of Delta...
Ervin Arnzen Jr. (04/30/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Ervin Joseph Arnzen, Jr., 54, of Scott City died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1952, at Columbia, Mo., son of Ervin Joseph and Dorothy Holzum Arnzen. He and Lana Marie Glueck were married May 31, 1975, at Kelso...
Randy Masters (04/30/06)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Randy Eugene Masters, 49, passed away at his home near Glenallen, Thursday, April 27, 2006. He was born Sept. 20, 1956, in Lutesville, Mo., son of Eugene and Betty Crader Masters. He and Debbie Sue Trentham were married Sept. 4, 1976, at Lutesville Assembly of God Church...
Ann Braun (04/30/06)
Ann Braun, 85, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Feb. 26, 1921. Friends may call at the Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. at the chapel. The Rev. Tom Kiefer will officiate, with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery...
Niekamp-Brotherton (04/30/06)
Mary Beth Niekamp and Benjamin J. Brotherton were married Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Mo. The Rev. Edwin Schmidt performed the ceremony. Organist was Brenda Haslag and vocalist was Janel Schnieders, cousin of the bride, both of Jefferson City...
Hennecke-Ford (04/30/06)
Melinda Susan Hennecke and Ronald Lynn Ford were united in marriage Feb. 25, 2006, at Delta Baptist Church in Delta. The Rev. Patrick Tankersley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Betty Hennecke of Whitewater, and the late Robert Hennecke. Ford is the son of Robert and Marty Ford of Whitewater and Carol Wilkinson of Cape Girardeau...
Herd-Stiff (04/30/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Misty Dawn Herd and Kenneth Scott Stiff were married Sept. 24, 2005, at Country Jewell Chapel in Heiskell, Tenn. The Rev. Marvin Parter performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Roy and Debbie Herd of Knoxville, Tenn., and Kenny and Teresa Stiff of Olive Branch...
Bradley-Pattengill (04/30/06)
Maria Louise Bradley and Jess Verner Pattengill exchanged vows April 22, 2006, at Evangelical Full Gospel Assembly Church. Ronald Garascia performed the ceremony. Organist was Krista Rapini, and vocalists were Phil and Lisa Jones, all of St. Louis...
Sheren-Shuffit (04/30/06)
Annie Marie Sheren and Joseph Cane Shuffit were married April 15, 2006, at House of Prayer. Tammy Green performed the ceremony. Rick and Donna Sheren of Bell City, Mo., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Stan Shuffit of Jackson, and the late Diane Coffer of Sikeston, Mo...
Fluegge-Leadbetter (04/30/06)
Christan Nicole Fluegge and Justin Glenn Leadbetter exchanged vows March 25, 2006, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Charles and Clarissa Fluegge of Marble Hill, Mo. The groom is the son of Frank Leadbetter and Mary Lincoln of Jackson...
Jansen-Stroehlein (04/30/06)
Valerie Jane Jansen and Jason Michael Stroehlein were married Feb. 25, 2006, on the beach at Moon Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Pedro Solis-Rodriguez performed the ceremony. Traditional Mexican wedding music was provided. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Carolyn Jansen of Jackson. The groom is the son of Roger and Debbie Stroehlein of Cobden, Ill...
Bollinger-Stevens (04/30/06)
Mariah Kay Bollinger and Jeffrey Wayne Stevens were married July 23, 2005, at Fruitland Community Church in Jackson. Terry M. Robinson performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Frank and Donna Bollinger of Sedgewickville, Mo. The groom is the son of Ted and Judy Clark of Jackson, and the late Marion Stevens of Marble Hill, Mo...
McAlister-Winters (04/30/06)
Talmas and Lena McAlister of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Eva Marie McAlister, to Nicholas John Winters, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of John and Suzzanne Winters of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. McAlister is a 1999 graduate of Oran High School. She received a medical assistant degree from Metro Business College in 2004. She is employed by Dr. Robert L. Ward...
Williams-Jones (04/30/06)
Marsha and Larry Sims of Cape Girardeau and Bobby and Kathy Williams of Sedona, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Dove Williams, to Arthur Dennis Jones. He is the son of Karen Jones of Cape Girardeau and Mack and Verna Jones of Malden, Mo...
Bridges-Hood (04/30/06)
Rodney and Dimple Bridges of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Autumn Bridges, to Derek Joseph Hood. He is the son of Bob and Joyce Hood of Woodlawn, Ill. Bridges is a 2000 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of health science and a master of occupational therapy in 2005 from the University of Missouri-Columbia...
McQuay-Schaefer (04/30/06)
Scott and Brenda McQuay of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Laine McQuay, to Fred Ludwig Schaefer III. He is the son of Fred and Sylvia Schaefer Jr. of Castro Valley, Calif. McQuay received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University. She expects to receive a master of science degree in chemical oceanography from Oregon State University this spring...
Staten-Davis (04/30/06)
Tom and Freeda Staten of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda June Staten, to Jason Daniel Davis, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Pat Baker of Trenton, Tenn., and Danny Davis of Dyersburg, Tenn. Staten is a 2001 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. She received a bachelor's degree in child development from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed with Drury Hotels...
Kraemer-Kohler (04/30/06)
Bruce Kraemer of Jackson and Brent and Cheryl Parker of Imperial, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Keyla Kraemer, to Eric Kohler. He is the son of Charles and June Kohler of Jackson. Kraemer is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Drury Hotels...
Townsend-Haas (04/30/06)
Jay and Nancy Townsend of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie R. Townsend of Cuba, Mo., to Brian R. Haas of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Mark and Kathy Haas of Jackson. Townsend received a degree in speech and theater education from Missouri State University in 2005. She is a speech, theater and English teacher with Crawford County School District...
Brookins-Rose (04/30/06)
Lawrence and Willetta Brookins of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, LaRisa Shae Brookins, to Robert Rose III. He is the son of Robert and Daisy Rose II of Springfield, Ill. Brookins is a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri...
Hodge-Trapp (04/30/06)
Paul and Pat Hodge of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Dawn Hodge, to D.J. Trapp. He is the son of Danny and Kathy Upchurch of Cape Girardeau. Hodge is a graduate of Central High School, and is majoring in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Lynwood Baptist Church...
Smiths will observe 60 years (04/30/06)
John W. and Sylvia Smith of Gordonville will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday. They were married May 2, 1946, in Pollard, Ark., by the Rev. S.I. Runyon, uncle of the groom. The Smiths have four children, Carol Harshaw of Gordonville, Joy Belcher of Kennett, Mo., Janice Corbett of Orland Park, Ill., and John C. Smith of Atlanta, Ga...
Lamberts married 60 years (04/30/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lambert Jr. of Scott City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception March 12, 2006, at the home of a daughter and son-in-law. Thirty family members attended from four states. Lambert and Violet Nemmo were married April 6, 1946...
Seyers, Frieses observe 25th (04/30/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Seyer of Vincennes, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Craig Friese of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 25th wedding anniversaries March 25, 2006, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. The dinner and dance was hosted by their children, other family members, and friends...
Busches observe 50 years (04/30/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joe Busche of Cape Girardeau observed their 50th wedding anniversary April 6, 2006. The Busches were married April 6, 1956, in Cape Girardeau. They have two children, Sherry Randol of Cape Girardeau and Tim Busche of Kalispell, Mont. They have three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Jackson South Elementary (04/30/06)
Jackson South Elementary School 4th grade -- Zach Abernathy, Ibraheem Aziz, Taylor Bauknecht, Anna Beussink, Layna Bond, Dylan Brazel, Zach Buchheit, Justin Burton, Meredith Cook, Shannon Davis, Ashton Dorris, Amelia Fisher, Hannah Gard, Alicia Hankins, Robbie Hartle, Brittany Hazelwood, Brady Heisserer, Collin Herzog, Heather Hogan, Jordan Johns, Nick Keser, Joseph Killough, Kody Kingree, Jenna Kirk, Auxtin Lacy, Alex Mackey, Taylor McClard, Shawn Pinkerton, James Curtis Poole, Christian Price, Nate Prince, Blake Reimann, Chance Roberts, Dylan Rush, Daulton Scheffer, Jeffrey Sirrine, Sheri Sizemore, Rachel Smith, Melissa Stephens, Megan Stinson, Kunal Sutaria, Julianne Thomas, Hayley Todt, Braxton Tucker, Mikel Ulrich, Gabe Underwood, Kelcie Ussery, Cheyenne Vaughn, Shad Wren.. ...
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Out of the past 4/30/06 (04/30/06)
25 years ago: April 30, 1981 After lying dormant for the better part of a year, an effort will be made to revive urban redevelopment in Cape Girardeau, primarily in downtown and other older areas of the community; two redevelopment ordinances have been proposed for the city council's consideration -- one developed by City Attorney Robert C. Fick and the other submitted by the Cape Girardeau Redevelopment Corporation, a 13-member board made up of local civic leaders...
Scalia: High Court's outspoken advocate (04/30/06)
Oyez Antonin Scalia, arguably the U.S. Supreme Court's most colorful jurist today, defies simple characterization. Indeed, the often controversial and combative justice draws out a wide range of sentiments from his peers and the public. Certainly, no one denies his immense legal brilliance and intellectual abilities. A Supreme Court observer once noted that if the mind were muscle and court sessions were televised, Scalia would be the Arnold Schwartzenegger of American jurisprudence...
The 'Nino' Scalia guide to Sicilian sign language (04/30/06)
By Garrett Epps -- The Nation As the world now knows, Justice Antonin Scalia is a practitioner of the ancient Italian art of the confusing hand gesture. Recently, while in a cathedral in Boston, he responded to protesters by raising the five fingers of his right hand in front of his chin and, according to a reporter, saying, "Vaffanculo." .....
The hand gesture (04/30/06)
United Press International U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a Mass [March 26]by making a hand gesture some consider obscene. A Boston Herald reporter asked the 70-year-old conservative Roman Catholic if he faces much questioning over impartiality when it comes to issues separating church and state...
The rebuttal letter (04/30/06)
The Associated Press Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a scathing letter to the editor of the Boston Herald, accused the newspaper's staff of watching "too many episodes of the Sopranos" for interpreting a hand gesture he made at a cathedral as obscene...
Take off the caps (04/30/06)
In the past few years that Missourians have had limits, set by law, on the contributions they can make to political candidates, creative ways have been found to skirt the law. As documented in a series of reports Friday, Saturday and today, political campaign strategists have found major loopholes in contribution limits. As a result, candidates are able to manipulate millions of dollars in contributions without clearly identifying the sources of those funds in the required campaign reports...
Cable channels make costs go up (04/30/06)
To the editor: Regarding cable-TV competition: Your local cable company does not make its livelihood off cable services. It makes its livelihood off of the other services it offers such as high-speed Internet service. When your rates go up each year, it is not because of the local cable company. It is because of the cable channels raising their rates...
AG has backed anti-smoking effort (04/30/06)
To the editor: I am glad the editorial writers at the Southeast Missourian agree with me that Missouri has done a shameful job in appropriating the more than $1 billion paid to the state through the national tobacco settlement obtained by me and 45 other attorneys general...
Deserves historical recognition (04/30/06)
To the editor: In response to the story "New exhibit at Red House looks at Lorimier family": I am a great-great-great-grandson of George Lail III, who as a boy was taken by the Shawnee Indians from the Fort Ruddles Massacre in Kentucky in 1780 and brought to the Cape Girardeau area off County Road 324 and was adopted into the tribe and lived with them for 16 years. ...
Miscommunication on filing (04/30/06)
To the editor: In response to a newspaper article released by The Associated Press concerning possible disqualification from the August election ballot, I did in fact file my personal financial interest statement with the Missouri Ethics Commission, which is contrary to what was reported on April 26...
Negligent parents should lose rights (04/30/06)
To the editor: Knowingly putting a child's life in danger by allowing her to be in such close proximity to a large moving object like a train should be thought of not only as criminal, but as negligence. Ignorance of whether the train was about to move is not the issue. ...
Speak Out 4/30/06 (04/30/06)
Pales in comparison; Wonderful play; Well done; Incredible show; Fantastic performance; A great show; Supporting illegals; Looking for directions; Soft on meth; Drug war failure; Riding school buses; Oil companies' profits
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