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Cape has room for 63 transfer students (09/16/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District could move a maximum of 63 students from Jefferson and Blanchard elementary schools to the three other elementary schools in the district to comply with federal law, school officials said Friday. Such transfers come under the "school choice" provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act...
Federal cases decline on national level, remain stable here (09/16/06)
Despite national numbers indicating a decrease in some areas of federal prosecutions, the caseload for the local U.S. attorney's office has remained about the same. Three out of four categories nationwide showed at least a 9 percent decrease in prosecutions when compared to last year, according to numbers from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data-gathering, research and distribution organization associated with Syracuse University...
Limbaugh timed release of new book (09/16/06)
Cape Girardeau lawyer, syndicated columnist and best-selling author David Limbaugh leaves no doubt about the timing of the release of his new book, "Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party." The release was timed to have as much impact on the midterm elections this November as possible...
The chef's special (09/16/06)
The smell in Tom Harte's kitchen is easily recognizable. The sweet, rich and slightly bitter aroma of chocolate. Harte stands clad in an apron, a large bowl of melted chocolate sitting on a nearby stovetop. He's in the middle of preparing a cake called Death by Chocolate...
Doctors, lawyers cancel benefit softball game (09/16/06)
The 1st Annual Doctor/Lawyer Softball Game to benefit the Community Counseling Center Foundation has been canceled. The game was originally scheduled for August, but was rained out and conflicting schedules have made setting another date difficult, organizers said. Plans are being made to have the event next year, but an exact date is yet to be determined...
Sheriff: Train accident should serve as warning (09/16/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Union County Sheriff Jim Nash warned of railroad safety this week in light of an 8-year-old boy who lost part of his foot when run over by a train. Logan Shelton, 8, was playing with a group of boys his age around the Canadian National Illinois Central railroad tracks near Crowell Heights Loop rural area north of Anna, Ill., Tuesday night. ...
Tickets available for Air Force band performance (09/16/06)
Free tickets for an upcoming concert by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will be available starting Monday. The ensemble is a group of 18 professional enlisted musicians who perform tunes from big band to modern jazz under the direction of Senior Master Sgt. Mark A. Hansen...
Blunt appoints new Missouri appellate judge (09/16/06)
Gov. Matt Blunt appointed a new appellate judge Thursday for Missouri's Southern District. Daniel E. Scott, a private lawyer and assistant prosecutor for Jasper County, was selected to fill the vacancy created with the resignation of Judge Kenneth W. Shrum, a Bollinger County native...
Jury: Jail time for Gold E. Locks juuuust right (09/16/06)
A jury Friday took less than 30 seconds to convict Gold E. Locks of burglary, theft and property damage. Immediately after the verdict was read, the court bailiff ushered the defendant away to jail as the victims, the Bear family, cheered on at the jurors' quick decision...
Nation briefs 9/16/06 (09/16/06)
Poll: Both parties able to protect country; Study: Drug helps prevent diabetes; Madrid enacts first ban on overly thin models; School bus crash in Mich. injures at least 23
Animal exhibits provide educational opportunity at the fair (09/16/06)
For some exhibitors at the SEMO District Fair, sparking children's interest in wildlife is the goal. "Critter" Chris Moss is the ringleader of a magic show known as Tropical Illusions. During Moss' three daily performances, doves turn into rabbits, a canary crows like a rooster and paper snakes explode from a wicker basket. But his wild and rollicking show wasn't always this way...
World briefs 9/16/06 (09/16/06)
Italian writer Oriana Fallaci dies at age 76; Hurricane Lane heads for Baja Calif. peninsula
Senate candidate forum focuses on foreign policy (09/16/06)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Republican Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill focused Friday on foreign policy, from the war in Iraq to illegal immigration to tracking terrorists. The candidate forum at the Missouri Press Association conference was the first such meeting between the candidates, with several formal debates scheduled in coming weeks...
Woman wants to take monkey out to eat (09/16/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri woman has asked the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to allow her to take her pet monkey into local restaurants as a service animal. Debby Rose, of Springfield, says Richard, her bonnet macaque monkey, provides emotional support that allows her to overcome an anxiety disorder and go out in public places such as restaurants. Rose said the federal Americans With Disabilities Act should allow the practice...
Calif. company recalling bagged spinach as outbreak spreads (09/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- A California natural foods company was linked Friday to a nationwide E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened nearly 100 others. Supermarkets across the country pulled spinach from shelves, and consumers tossed out the leafy green...
Bush pushes back against Republican revolt in Senate (09/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush fought back Friday against a Republican revolt in the Senate over tough anti-terror legislation and rejected warnings that the United States had lost the high moral ground to adversaries. "It's flawed logic," he snapped...
Inflation eases; confidence surges (09/16/06)
WASHINGTON -- Inflation slowed last month as Americans finally got a break at the gas pump, lifting consumers' spirits and easing fears the country could stumble into recession. The Labor Department reported Friday that consumer prices rose just 0.2 percent in August, half the gain in July. With oil prices falling in September, economists predicted more good news ahead on inflation...
Muslim anger over papal comments raises fears (09/16/06)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Pakistan's legislature unanimously condemned Pope Benedict XVI. Lebanon's top Shiite cleric demanded an apology. And in Turkey, the ruling party likened the pontiff to Hitler and Mussolini and accused him of reviving the mentality of the Crusades...
U.S. foes from Iran, Venezuela, Zimbabwe meet at Nonaligned summit (09/16/06)
HAVANA -- Cuba took over leadership of the Nonaligned Movement Friday, but with Fidel Castro too sick to promise an appearance, his younger brother and his close friend Hugo Chavez of Venezuela were left to mete out the anti-American invective. The meeting hosted by Cuba brought together some of the staunchest U.S. foes -- the presidents of Iran, Venezuela and Zimbabwe...
Iraqi security forces to dig trenches around Baghdad (09/16/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi security forces will dig trenches around Baghdad in an attempt to prevent insurgents and explosive-laden cars from getting into the sprawling city of 6 million people, the Interior Ministry said Friday. A vehicle ban curbed violence in the capital after a surge in bloodshed this week, with police reporting only two shooting deaths. But 30 more bodies of torture victims turned up, including one dismembered and thrown into the Tigris River...
ND spikers sweep aside Crusaders (09/16/06)
The Notre Dame volleyball team stayed above the .500 mark with a 25-15, 25-13 victory at home against Saxony Lutheran. Ashley Nenninger led the Bulldogs (9-7) with eight kills and two blocks. Meridith Medlin added four kills and 10 assists. Destiny Dirnberger and Emily Huber each had nine service points for Notre Dame, and Haley Bohnert added seven digs...
St. Vincent scores late to shock Valle 13-12 (09/16/06)
St. Vincent stunned host Valle Catholic with a 13-12 victory Friday night, avenging last year's district loss. Senior quarterback Tim Guilliams passed for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Indians, who haven't lost at Valle in 15 years. They avoided their first 0-3 start since 1994, which followed an 0-3 start the previous season...
Ste. Gen hands Perryville its first loss 22-11 (09/16/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Three first-quarter turnovers inside Ste. Genevieve's 38 resulted in just three points for the host Pirates on Friday, as visiting Ste. Genevieve continued its dominance over Perryville with a 22-11 MAFC White Division win. "As many turnovers as they gave us, we just couldn't take advantage of the opportunities they presented us," Perryville coach Rick Chastain said...
Jackson stomachs Vianney, wins 24-6 (09/16/06)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- For the first time in a week, Jackson football coach Carl Gross did not feel sick to his stomach. The Indians just finished off a 24-6 win Friday against the Vianney Golden Griffins when Gross' stomach stopped turning. "It felt like we had the stomach flu all week," Gross said. "For the first time in a while I don't feel nauseated."...
Southeast gives glimpse of upbeat style at workout (09/16/06)
Scott Edgar barked at his players -- "Go, go, go!" -- during Friday's first workout of the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team. The message was for the fans as much as the players, reflecting a new attitude about tempo. About 70 people attended the first team assembly for individual drills at the Show Me Center...
Southeast men take third at EIU (09/16/06)
Southeast Missouri State sophomore Kevin McNab finished second in the men's race at the Eastern Illinois Panther Open on Friday in Charleston, Ill. McNab covered the 8-kilometer course in 25 minutes, 7.82 seconds, less than 4 seconds behind Dennis-Bull Olinga of Missouri Baptist...
Redhawks open OVC play against Gamecocks (09/16/06)
Beating underdog opponents Austin Peay and Missouri-Rolla by a combined score of 82-36 was nice. And posting a 2-0 record for the first time since 2002 has boosted the players' confidence. But the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks realize the first true test of just what kind of team they have will come today...
Tigers shoot for 3-0 start against New Mexico (09/16/06)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sure, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel wants revenge after last season's close home loss to New Mexico. But what's more important than payback, he said, is continuing the Tiger's momentum. A win today would make them 3-0 for the first time since a 4-0 start in 2003...
Missouri's best ready to tee off at Dalhousie (09/16/06)
A field that is busting at the seams may be the best indication of the anticipation level for the Missouri Mid-Amateur Championship that begins today at Dalhousie Golf Club. While the last two fields for the annual fall tournament barely topped 80 golfers, the first Missouri Golf Association tournament at Dalhousie has a field of 130, which surpasses the 120-player maximum...
Wie lumbers to an 81 at PGA event (09/16/06)
She was playing in the 84 Lumber Classic and, for a while Friday, it appeared Michelle Wie might shoot an 84. Wie's drives constantly landed short of the big-hitting pros, forcing her to use long irons on her second shots when the men were pulling out 7-irons. Her putts wouldn't drop, either, during a second-round 81 in Farmington, Pa...
Rolen, Duncan power Cards past Giants (09/16/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen hit two home runs and drove home a career high seven runs, and rookie Chris Duncan also homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over San Francisco 14-4 Friday night and dent the Giants' NL wild-card chances. San Francisco began the day 2 1/2 games behind San Diego, the wild-card leader...
Religion briefs 9/16/06 (09/16/06)
Sunday; Women's conference next Saturday; Homecoming service at Harmony in Marble Hill
Mennonite life (09/16/06)
MARTINDALE, Pa. -- In this bucolic corner of Lancaster County, Allen Hoover can use some modern conveniences approved by his church to help make his machine shop run smoothly: a telephone, a word processor and even a fax machine. But if Hoover needs to travel, driving a car is out of the question. His only options are hopping on a bicycle or hitching a horse to a black buggy...
Finding common ground on the football field (09/16/06)
In a rivalry that has existed for 100 years, mutual animosity is probably not unexpected between Cape Girardeau and Jackson's high school football teams. But even with that in mind, say local religious leaders, there is still room for God in that relationship...
What greatness is made of (09/16/06)
"My dad's just a poor farmer," declared a young boy. "I shall never work in the dirt like him. I'm going to be something important -- like a matador." How sad the young often see only what's on the outside, I surmised. I asked myself what truly made things important -- what made greatness?...
Clark Eads (09/16/06)
Orville Clark Eads, 55, of Jackson peacefully left this world Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at his home. He was born May 6, 1951, in Beach Grove, Tennessee, to Sam and Lura Ferrell Eads. Clark was the fourth of eight children and lived in Tennessee and central Illinois throughout his childhood...
Vera Toll (09/16/06)
MACON, Mo. -- Vera Agatha Toll was born May 8, 1904, at Wagner, S.D., the daughter of Julia (Couch) Otto and John Otto. She passed away Sept. 15, 2006, at Macon, Mo., at the age of 102 years, 4 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage to Lee Toll on Dec. 19, 1924, at Chicago, Ill., and to this union three children were born...
Evelyn Ward (09/16/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Evelyn Louise Ward, 71, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1934, at Bernie, Mo., daughter of Clarence Hubert and Nettie Lee Beggs Young. She and Troy L. Ward were married Aug. 31, 1962, at Morehouse, Mo. He died Dec. 23, 1986...
Glen Turnbough (09/16/06)
Glen A.J. Turnbough, 65, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Winnis Pixley (09/16/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Winnis V. "Winn" Duncan Pixley, 78, of Advance, formerly of Jefferson City, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Stoddard County, the daughter of Leslie and Lottie Jenkins Bollinger. She and James B. Duncan were married June 30, 1949, in Holts Summit, Mo. He died Aug. 14, 1996. She married Charles Pixley on Dec. 28, 2000. He died Aug. 19, 2006...
Guadalupe Gonzales (09/16/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Guadalupe Gonzales, 86, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at his home. He was born April 9, 1920, in Pintada, N.M., son of Flavian and Guadalupe Baca. He and Etta Ruth Cashion were married April 11, 1963, in Santa Rosa, N.M...
James Sides (09/16/06)
James R. Sides, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 12, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of J. O. and Emma Harris Sides. He and Mary Kay Hart were married Aug. 6, 1962, in Senatobia, Miss...
Dorothy Bruce (09/16/06)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Dorothy Bihr Bruce, 59, of Charleston died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Friends may call at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston Sunday from 1 p.m. until time for the memorial service at 3. State Rep. Lanie G. Black III will officiate...
Alberta Lacey (09/16/06)
Alberta Jane Lacey, 84, of Jackson passed Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 13, 1921, at Oak Ridge, daughter of Arthur and Edna Marie Mitchell Daye. Lacey was a member of St. James AME Church in Cape Girardeau...
Births 9/16/06 (09/16/06)
Sirimaturos; Respondek; Ebert; Chapman; Thomas; Edmundson
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Out of the past 9/16/06 (09/16/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 16, 1981 Attendance at this year's SEMO District Fair is on its way to record-breaking levels; approximately 15,000 people jammed the fairgrounds last night; the main attraction for the day was the tractor pull. The resignation of sports editor Bradley Kirtley and appointment of two new sports staff members are announced by The Southeast Missourian newspaper; succeeding Kirtley as sports editor is Richard Underwood...
MPMCSA will oppose tobacco-tax plan (09/16/06)
By Ronald J. Leone Background: The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association is located in Jefferson City and represents the vast majority of convenience stores, gas stations, fuel retailers and fuel marketers in Missouri. Using an inexpensive but highly effective convenience store-based voter education campaign, MPMCSA was instrumental in defeating Proposition A, the outrageous 324 percent cigarette and 200 percent tobacco tax increase on the November 2002 ballot. ...
Scott County memorial (09/16/06)
On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Scott County plans to dedicate its updated war memorial to honor those who gave their lives defending America. The memorial on the lawn at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton currently names only county residents who were killed in combat in World War I. The update will refurbish the previously neglected memorial and will include the names of everyone who has died in the subsequent wars...
Nothing good comes from hate (09/16/06)
To the editor: Most of us are aware that radical Islamo-fascists (but not all Muslims) are motivated by hatred to kill those who do not agree with their beliefs. I hope we can all agree that hatred is evil. The extreme liberals in our country hate President Bush and others who share his beliefs. They do not physically behead him, but they will let nothing nor anyone prevent their calling for his head...
Speak Out 9/16/06 (09/16/06)
True colors; Not a private deal; Showing God our best; Black smoke; Show support; No capacity for sorrow; Parade scene; Parade tidiness; Thanks for showing it; Making a choice; Too self-absorbed; We tried; Army training
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