[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 74°F  
River stage: 26.55 ft. Rising
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stories from Sunday, September 10, 2006

UP's plan may help residents who live near line (09/10/06)
Union Pacific's new plan to improve its efficiency in Southeast Missouri will likely help some Scott County residents, the county's presiding commissioner said. On Sept. 1, the railroad announced it would abandon its proposal to acquire a Burlington-Northern Santa Fe rail line between Rockview and Sikeston, instead double-tracking seven miles of its line between Rockview and Dexter...
Rides, food, music draw thousands to fair's first day (09/10/06)
Nine-year-old Seth Perdue wobbled off of the towering carnival ride aptly called the Avalanche and tried to put on a brave face for his dad. "Not so bad," he said at first. But prod him a little bit and the Benton, Mo., boy tells a different story...
Cape school district expands parent liaison program (09/10/06)
Tina Wright knows the difficulties Franklin Elementary School parents face. As parent liaison, she offers a sympathetic ear and suggestions on issues as varied as getting a reluctant student to school and family financial struggles. She refers financially troubled families to various agencies or organizations for help in paying rent and medical bills. She gets calls from parents about homework...
Early morning fire (09/10/06)
East County firefighters began their initial attack on the fire that destroyed the original building of Missouri Plastic & Recycling, 4751 Route Y, shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters were able to stop the fire before it spread to a just-completed addition. ...
Missouri Supreme Court judge to speak Sept. 15 (09/10/06)
Mo. Supreme Court judge to speak in Cape Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Rhodes Russell will speak Friday at Southeast Missouri State University. She is scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium. Her address is titled "The State of Missouri vs. ...
Small plane crash in Mexico kills 3 Americans (09/10/06)
TIJUANA, Mexico -- Three medical volunteers were killed in a small plane crash near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Saturday. The Beach Bonanza B36 aircraft left Brownfield, Calif., shortly after noon on Friday and was attempting to land less than an hour later at a military airport near Ensenada, south of the Mexican border city of Tijuana, when it hit a factory wall, said Jaime Nieto, director of civil protection for Ensenada. ...
County commission agenda 9/10/06 (09/10/06)
County Commission Agenda 9 a.m. Monday, Commission chambers of the Cape Girardeau County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson. Tentative agenda (The commission may, as part of its regular meeting, conduct any such business that may come before the commission.)...
A historical link (09/10/06)
By JOEL RHODES As the images of the disintegrating twin towers were seared into the nation's collective conscious on Sept. 11, my own mind turned to history -- to another day of infamy in 1941 -- to make sense of the carnage. Pearl Harbor and Sept. ...
A Muslim's view (09/10/06)
By TAHSIN KHALID Although my family did not experience any explicit discrimination after Sept. 11, we have noticed in the media the rhetoric has been getting more and more against Islam and Muslims. Sometimes we feel like people look at us as aliens, if not as terrorists...
Reshaping priorities (09/10/06)
By CAROLYN KEMPF In the first hours after Sept. 11, the phones sat silent. I had no idea in the next 48 hours a panic would grip America's heart. It seemed the lights on the phones lit up all at once. Thousands of calls began pouring in, with people demanding answers and refunds nonstop for about 45 days straight...
A view from NYC (09/10/06)
By DAVIS DUNIVAN I moved to New York City from Cape Girardeau three weeks ago to finish school. On my daily commute home from Queens to the Bronx, I cross over the 59th Street Bridge and get a great view of the Manhattan skyline. I wonder what it would have been like to see those two giant towers poking out on the end of the island, looming over everything else...
Cape school district expands parent liaison program (09/10/06)
Children from the Cape Girardeau Boys and Girls Club took a morning walk to the Red House Interpretive Center Saturday and read stories for visitors as part of the Historical Family Reading activity. The event was sponsored by Cape Girardeau Public Library and the Red House...
KFVS12 offers rationale for airing '9/11' tonight (09/10/06)
By Mike Smythe Monday marks the fifth anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in our country's history. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives. It was an attack on everything we stand for in America. We're still living with the effects today and will live with them forever...
A changed nation (09/10/06)
Five years after terrorists turned Sept. 11 into a date of infamy, marked by death and destruction from hijacked planes, Americans still struggle with a security fallout. It manifests itself in everything from increased airport security to presidential politics...
Former president Clinton stumps for McCaskill (09/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Former president Clinton on Saturday said Democrat Claire McCaskill would be a "proud successor" to Harry Truman, who rose from Missouri's U.S. senator to national prominence after daring to challenge the status quo during wartime. Clinton, in his first formal visit to Missouri in nearly six years, gave two rousing speeches to the Democratic Party faithful in St. ...
Mo. horse that attended celebration in Tenn. tests positive for rabies (09/10/06)
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- A horse that was kept in stables at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration last week tested positive for rabies, state health officials announced Friday night. The 3-year-old gelding from Missouri did not compete in any of the celebration events, according to a statement from the Department of Health...
Aquila back in court over power plant dispute (09/10/06)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Aquila Inc. and Cass County were back in court Friday in their fight over a power plant the Kansas City-based utility built without zoning approval. Aquila's South Harper plant, located near Peculiar, Mo., went into operation in June 2005. It has ramped up, down and up again as various courts have heard arguments that it was built in violation of local zoning ordinances and funded in violation of the state constitution...
Atlantis blasts off for space station with no sign of serious debris (09/10/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis thundered into orbit Saturday with no obvious damage from debris to worry NASA or the six-member crew as they prepared to resume construction of the international space station for the first time since the 2003 Columbia disaster...
Bush pushes Congress to pass plan for detainee trials (09/10/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush pressed Congress on Saturday to approve his plan for prosecuting suspected terrorists, a proposal lawmakers could debate as early as next week. "As soon as Congress acts to authorize these military commissions, we will prosecute these men and send a clear message to those who kill Americans: No matter how long it takes, we will find you and bring you to justice," Bush said in his weekly radio address. ...
Sharapova wins second major title (09/10/06)
NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova insists she's more about substance than style, and now she has a second Grand Slam title to prove it. Her strokes as piercing as her shrieks by the end, the third-seeded Sharapova beat No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4 Saturday night to win the U.S. Open final...
Iraq's Sunni vice president calls on insurgents to join reconciliation (09/10/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's Sunni Arab vice president renewed his call for Sunni-led insurgents to quickly join the Shiite prime minister's national reconciliation effort, while a Shiite festival that drew millions of pilgrims was held without bloodshed Saturday...
Gandhi calls on Indians to maintain calm after mosque blasts (09/10/06)
MALEGAON, India -- Politicians called for calm on Saturday, a day after coordinated bombings killed dozens of Muslim worshippers and sparked renewed fears of violence across India's fragile religious divides. Thousands of police and paramilitary soldiers have swept into the streets of the western city of Malegaon since the blasts which killed at least 31 people and injured more than 100 others on Friday as they left prayer services at a mosque...
Bulldogs run past Kelly field (09/10/06)
The Notre Dame boys and girls cross country teams swept the championships Saturday at the Kelly Invitational. The Bulldogs girls team, was led by Tori Pfau in first place and Jessica Banda in second. In the boys race, Neil Kanneburg placed first in 17 minutes, 19.3 seconds, while Logan Davis was one-half second behind...
Bell City nabs first title from Classic (09/10/06)
Bell City coach Erin Hoffman entered the B.A. Sports Volleyball Classic without much expectations for her struggling team. So Hoffman was more than a little surprised when the Cubs found themselves the last of the 40 teams standing Saturday at the Show Me Center, outlasting Bismarck 18-25, 25-22, 25-16 in the championship match for their first title in the 19th annual tournament...
Notre Dame falls in final at IWA tourney (09/10/06)
ST. ANN, Mo. -- One swing of the bat from Incarnate Word Academy third baseman Heather Arras spoiled any thoughts of an undefeated season for the Notre Dame softball team. Arras hit a home run to center field to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Red Knights a 2-1 victory in the championship game of the Incarnate Word Slugfest Tournament on Saturday evening at ABC Park...
BA Sports scores Sept10 (09/10/06)
Saturday scores Pool play/Area teams Jackson defeated Southland, 25-22, 25-5. Notre Dame defeated Holcomb, 25-10, 25-6. Bernie defeated Woodland, 25-20, 25-8. Oak Ridge defeated South Iron, 25-17, 25-17. St. Vincent defeated New Madrid County, 25-7, 25-14...
Redhawks win Memphis crown (09/10/06)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team won two matches and captured the Tiger Invitational, hosted by the University of Memphis. The Redhawks (5-6) beat Louisiana Tech 30-21, 24-30, 30-21, 30-28, and then topped Lipscomb 23-30, 30-24, 30-24, 30-18 to capture the first in-season title under second-year coach Renata Nowacki. Southeast won all four of its tournament matches...
Missouri-Rolla racks up yardage, but Southeast gets 44-23 victory (09/10/06)
Joe Winters got his passing yards -- but Southeast Missouri State got its victory. And now the Redhawks have their first 2-0 start since 2002 as they get ready for Ohio Valley Conference play. The Redhawks withstood Winters' 419 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as they kicked off their home schedule with a 44-23 victory over Division II Missouri-Rolla...
Redhawks use ground game to wear down Miners (09/10/06)
Southeast Missouri State used an impressive one-two rushing attack to eventually overpower upset-minded Missouri-Rolla on Saturday. Tailbacks Tim Holloman and John Radney each gained more than 100 yards, as the Redhawks piled up 303 yards on the ground in winning 44-23...
Area digest Sept10 (09/10/06)
Richmond wins 5K at women's distance festival Susan Richmond placed first in the 46-runner field for the 5-kilometer race at the Southeast Missouri Hospital Women's Distance Festival. More than 100 competitors took part in the day's activities, which also included a 5K walk and a 1-mile run...
Triathlon results Sept10 (09/10/06)
Coors Light/Trail of Tears Triathlon Results of the event, presented Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department: Men's overall -- 1, Barry Knight, Paducah, Ky., 1:10.48; 2, Matt Brier, St. Louis, 1:12.59; 3, Tim Battles, St. Louis, 1:14.54...
FanSpeak 9/10/06 (09/10/06)
A good sign...
Knight captures event for 11th time (09/10/06)
Barry Knight captured the Coors Light/Trail of Tears Triathlon on Saturday for his 11th win in the event's 16-year history. A field of more than 170 participants competed in the event, which featured a 1/2-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 4-mile run at Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County...
Cards to sell playoff tickets via Internet only this year (09/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- With a more than a six-game cushion in the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals will start selling tickets for the National League Division Series and National League Championship Series games at Busch Stadium. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19, online. They will not be sold at Busch Stadium or over the phone as in years past...
Broncos do their homework on St. Louis (09/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- If the St. Louis Rams have anything going for them in their opener against the Denver Broncos, new coach Scott Linehan believes it's a sense of mystery. This is his first season as a head coach at any level, so there's no track record. On the rebound after a dysfunctional 6-10 season at the end of the Mike Martz era, the Rams have eight new starters, five on defense...
Stewart falls from top 10, will miss Chase for Cup (09/10/06)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Tony Stewart once said he should be fired if he failed to make NASCAR's Chase for the championship. If his car owners take him up on the offer, the two-time and defending Nextel Cup champion could be looking for work. In a performance not befitting of a champion, Stewart eliminated himself from title contention with a miserable showing Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. ...
Kerr fires 61 to take lead (09/10/06)
Cristie Kerr shot a career-best 10-under 61 on Saturday in the second round of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, the top single-round score on the LPGA Tour this year. Kerr's course-record, bogey-free 61 at Cedar Ridge Country Club in suburban Tulsa, Okla., helped her take the lead over Annika Sorenstam, who is the only LPGA player to break 60 in a round...
Webb makes quick work of Cards (09/10/06)
PHOENIX -- Brandon Webb pitched a one-hitter for his third shutout of the season, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Webb (15-6) did not allow a runner past second base and got 16 groundball outs for his second win since Aug. 17. It was also his fourth complete game of the season...
Southeast's first games provide little insight (09/10/06)
So what have we learned about Tony Samuel's inaugural Southeast Missouri State football team after the opening two games of the season? Not much, really, except that the Redhawks are 2-0 for the first time since 2002 and they have been able to do what they were supposed to, which is beat inferior squads...
Art, cowboys, celebrations and more (09/10/06)
DENVER -- Festivals, a cowboy gathering, a cemetery tour and more will take place around Colorado this October. If you're planning a visit to Mesa Verde National Park to take part in the park's centennial celebration, consider visiting Oct. 6-7, when the region also holds its annual Mesa Verde Country Wine and Art Festival; www.mesaverdecountry.com or 800-530-2998...
Hostels attracting older travelers (09/10/06)
LONDON -- Betty Kam, a 30-year-old teacher from Hong Kong, carefully planned her July vacation in Scotland. She plotted a detailed itinerary and reserved accommodations for each leg of her journey. The only unusual thing about her trip: She decided to stay in hostels, long the preserve of young and spontaneous backpackers...
West Virginia (09/10/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- At the bottom of the 174 wooden steps from the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to the lookout on the New River Gorge, Jim Dill removes his woven straw hat, as if he has entered a holy place. "This is breathtaking," he says softly, as wife Rita begins snapping photos. A few minutes later, he adds: "I can't look enough! I've got a sore neck, twisting my head one direction and then the other."...
Festival to celebrate Gulf Coast music (09/10/06)
RICHMOND, Va. -- The music of the Gulf Coast region will be showcased at the 68th National Folk Festival, a free three-day event taking place in Richmond, Oct. 13-15. Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders will bring Creole jazz and blues from New Orleans. The Lost Bayou Ramblers from Lafayette in southwestern Louisiana will perform Cajun music, and Willie King & The Liberators will bring blues from eastern Mississippi and western Alabama...
Travel ideas offered for autumn in New England (09/10/06)
DUBLIN, N.H. -- Planning a trip to enjoy autumn in New England? Check out Yankee Magazine's Web site, www.yankeefoliage.com. Here you'll find an interactive map that tracks the spread of peak color across New England and watch the leaves change hue on a Web cam that shows a maple tree outside Yankee's offices in Durham, N.H...
Studying a phantom in the mountains (09/10/06)
By SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE Standing on the lip of a steep cliff on the Uncompahgre Plateau in western Colorado, Ken Logan rotates a telemetry antenna to pinpoint the radio signal of a female cougar designated F-7. Far below, aspens shimmer and ponderosa pines jut above the rest of the canopy...
Five ways to have fun this fall (09/10/06)
Invite a 10-year-old boy on a walk to see fall foliage, and he won't even glance up from his video game. But ask him to navigate a corn maze or tour a haunted house, and you've got yourself a companion for a fun outing. Here are five ways to get children out of the house this fall...
Cape native takes on the world of scrapbooking (09/10/06)
For many people, the fact that Piggy Tales products' popularity has skyrocketed in recent months isn't nearly as astounding as the fact that a woman managed to rope her husband into a scrapbooking business. But it's true, says Ryann Juden, a Cape Girardeau native who, along with wife Debbie, started the Piggy Tales scrapbooking company in 2005...
Ellis Kuntze (09/10/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Ellis B. Kuntze, 80, of Altenburg died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Altenburg, son of Herman Benjamin and Mathilda Anna Engert Kuntze. He and Olga Erna Lohmann were married April 11, 1948, in Farrar, Mo...
Wallace Knight (09/10/06)
Wallace Robert Knight, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1922, at Parma, Mo., son of Thomas Calvin and Mary Louisa Richardson Knight. He and Frances Iona Brorein were married Jan. 22, 1945, at Fort Campbell, Ky...
Euna Smith (09/10/06)
Euna Blanche Smith, 74, of O'Fallon, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Adelia Meier (09/10/06)
Adelia C. Meier, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 30, 1916, at Burfordville, daughter of William and Bertha Feuerhahn Sander. She and Walter Meier were married June 20, 1936 at Tilsit. He died July 7, 1971...
Frances Limbaugh (09/10/06)
Frances Leota Limbaugh, 89, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 25, 1917, in Doniphan, Mo. daughter of Charles and Frances Hufstedler Booker. She and Alfred H. Limbaugh were married Sept. 30, 1939, in Doniphan. He passed away Nov. 21, 1998...
Cecil Shelby (09/10/06)
Cecil R. Shelby, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Dogwood, son of James and Effie Wilburn Shelby. He and Violet Nelson were married July 12, 1941, in New Madrid, Mo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2001...
Anne DeHaven (09/10/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Anne E. DeHaven, 82, of Anna formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Cairo, daughter of George D. and Catherine Carter Mattingly. She and Sam R. DeHaven were married. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo...
Lillian Cleary (09/10/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lillian Ellen Cleary, 83, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Perry County, daughter of Herman C. and Berniece Zahner Kiefer. She and Herman Schumer Sr. were married. He died in April 1961. She and John Cleary were married July 21, 1962, and he survives...
Wehrenberg-Proffer (09/10/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Elowyn Albers Wehrenberg and Wesley Grant Proffer exchanged vows July 15, 2006, at Lakeshore Lodge at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. A violin duet provided music. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg of St. Charles, Mo., and the Rev. Fritz Wehrenberg of Ames, Iowa. The groom is the son of Gary and Betty Proffer of Chaffee...
Slaten-Waller (09/10/06)
Sarah Jeanne Slaten and Berin Lee Waller were married Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Kim Costello performed the ceremony. Pianist was Sue Martin, violinist was Julie Leonhardt, and vocalist was Kris Wilson. Readers were Franci Erdmann and Meredith Stout of Kansas City...
Blechle-Quaite (09/10/06)
Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau was the setting June 10, 2006, for the wedding of Alissa Marie Blechle and Thomas William Quaite Jr. Dan Usher performed the ceremony. Music was by Funky Donkey Cheese. Soloists were Bethany Poole-Godwin, Bob Adcox, Ryan Harper and Brad Berry. A duet by Ron and Christa Hitt was accompanied by Angie Hanlin...
Albrecht-Montgomery (09/10/06)
Summer Nicole Albrecht and Andrew Paul Montgomery were married June 30, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Chaffee, Mo. Cliff Day performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Bobbi Howard of Scott City. The groom is the son of Steve and Anita Montgomery of Chaffee...
Bollinger-Beninati (09/10/06)
Bridgette Rae Bollinger and Brandon Scott Beninati were united in marriage June 10, 2006, at Deerfield Lodge. Dave Swindell of Evansville, Ind., brother-in-law of the bride, performed the ceremony. Steve Schaffner of Cape Girardeau was violinist. The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Joan Bollinger of Bell City, Mo. The groom is the son of Scott and Kathy Beninati of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mike and Gay Halter of Cape Girardeau...
Venneman-Atkinson (09/10/06)
PATTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Venneman of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Janel Venneman, to Daniel Minor Atkinson. He is the son of Buzz and Jennifer Atkinson of Blue Springs, Mo. Venneman is a 1998 graduate of Meadow Heights High School at Patton. ...
Roth-DeGroot (09/10/06)
Franklin and Annette Roth of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Roth, to Travis Lee DeGroot. He is the son of Gary and Carolyn DeGroot of Gordonville. Roth is a 1999 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is a graphic designer with Motorcycle Stuff...
Wood-Cook (09/10/06)
Becky and Joey Elder of Silva, Mo., and Daniel Wood of Clubb, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Chassey Lynn Wood, to Jeremy Tyson Cook, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Robin Cook of Jackson and Duane and Tamara Cook of Marble Hill, Mo...
Bragg-Dewrock (09/10/06)
Billy "Bo" and Carol Bragg of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabriel Dawn Bragg, to Ryan Jeffrey Dewrock. He is the son of Gary and Vicki Dewrock of Cape Girardeau. Bragg is a 2001 graduate of Central High School. She is a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with certification in surgical technology, and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Hospital. She is a surgical technologist at Doctors Park Surgery...
Darmody-Mann (09/10/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John and Dolly Darmody of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne Darmody, to Justin H. Mann, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Jack Mann and Jane Bridges of Fenton, Mo., and James and Patricia Hacker of Perryville...
Schuettes mark golden event (09/10/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Don Schuette of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8, 2006, with family at their home. Schuette and Nancy Ruth Whitledge were married Sept. 8, 1956, at Zion Methodist Church at Old Appleton, Mo., by the Rev. Cecil Hurt. Their attendants were Rosemary Weiss and Lloyd Whitledge...
Wilsons are married 50 years (09/10/06)
Ray and Eva Wilson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception Sept. 3, 2006, at Bethany Baptist Church. The couple was married Sept. 2, 1956, at Central Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark. Wilson is retired from the state of Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Division. Mrs. Wilson is a retired teacher from Nell Holcomb School District...
Police reports 9/10/06 (09/10/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Fire reports 9/10/06 (09/10/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 9/10/06 (09/10/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 10, 1981 A 575-square-foot expansion of the emergency facilities at Southeast Missouri Hospital is underway. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- School officials in Perryville are unhappy with the present structure of the SEMO Conference and would like to see the high school athletic conference reorganized into an activities association which would coordinate such things as high school bands and debate teams, as well as sports...
Paying tuition (09/10/06)
In 1981, student tuition at Missouri's state colleges and universities paid for 15 percent of the operating costs of those institutions. Most of the cost was funded by state appropriations. This year, tuition paid for 37 percent of the schools' operating costs, and appropriations dropped to 32 percent. It was the first time that students paid more for their education than taxpayers...
God looks at what's on the inside (09/10/06)
To the editor: I go to church every Sunday, most Sunday nights and as often as I can on Wednesday nights. Sometimes I wear sandals. Sometimes I wear shorts. Sometimes I wear jeans. And I also wear dress slacks at times with a collared shirt. I was baptized wearing swimming trunks...
Mayors foist their morality on others (09/10/06)
To the editor: The article "Owner of strip club calls it quits in Cape Girardeau" recounted how the club's owner, David Capps, fought to keep his strip club "a business of a type not likely to be welcomed by the religion-motivated of Cape Girardeau" open. The article featured gleeful comments by Cape's mayor and his predecessor about the club's recent self-exile...
Thanks for MDA telethon support (09/10/06)
To the editor: This Labor Day weekend, thanks to the generosity of the people of the tristate area, the broadcast here of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $500,070 in contributions and pledges. On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the families in our community affected by muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, I want to say thank you...
We need education reform, not NCLB (09/10/06)
To the editor: If you are concerned about the ramifications of the potential transfer of students among Cape Girardeau elementary schools, remember the source of this havoc. It is the No Child Left Behind legislation, of which President Bush is so proud. ...
Speak Out 9/10/06 (09/10/06)
Keeping streets neat; Voters misinformed; Part of decisions; Devil's religion; Much safer now; Sign made me smile; Saving our children; What went wrong?; Erratic lights; Stooping too low; Thanks for celebration; Good start?; Right decision; Dangerous crossings
Front cover
September 2006
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar