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Cape library to propose tax increase (09/30/06)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library will ask voters to approve a 15-cent property tax increase in a special election Feb. 6. The tax increase would fund a $9 million project that would double the size of the facility on Clark Avenue to 38,860 square feet, library officials said...
Confidential data given to county board in error (09/30/06)
Local officials were working to secure lists containing names of juveniles held at the area detention center that were accidentally released this week. The Southeast Missourian obtained a copy of the list containing names of 47 youths who stayed at the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Detention Center in August. The list was attached to a reimbursement certificate given to the county board of commissioners Monday...
Southeast may rename Bootheel centers (09/30/06)
Southeast Missouri State University officials want to rename the school's Bootheel area higher education centers to better identify them as a part of the university. Under the plan, the centers at Sikeston, Malden and Kennett would be renamed as Southeast Missouri State University with the appropriate city listed after the school's name...
Restoring respect at Old Lorimier Cemetery (09/30/06)
Those accustomed to the grimy, green headstones at Old Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau better take one last look. Enthusiastic preservationists are blasting the mold and filling the cracks to restore these relics. About 50 people were on hand Friday for the first of a two-day preservation workshop. Funded with a $5,500 state grant from the Department of Natural Resources, the workshop is designed to give amateurs the tools needed to restore cemeteries...
Musical smorgasbord (09/30/06)
Tonight Les Lindy will take the stage at the City of Roses Music Festival with one of the Cape Girardeau music scene's seminal musicians -- blues-rocker Bruce Zimmerman. On the festival's opening night, though, he was downtown with his wife Helen early to enjoy the non-rock offerings of a festival known as a rock 'n' roll event. Lindy was grooving to jazz...
Shut-Ins to close Monday for redevelopment (09/30/06)
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park will close to the public starting Monday for a mass redevelopment, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. The park was heavily damaged in December when the Taum Sauk Reservoir breach flooded the park with 1.3 billion gallons of water. ...
KRCU to feature violin virtuoso, jumping mules on "Going Public" (09/30/06)
Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell will discuss his latest CD, "Voice of the Violin," on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show on Sunday. The public affairs show also will include a feature on Romeo, a jumping mule who participated in the jumping contest at the East Perry Community Fair. Also scheduled is discussion of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 which allows people with individual retirement accounts to transfer funds directly to charity...
'Mysteries astronomers can't answer' lecture set for Oct. 4 (09/30/06)
A lecture on the "five mysteries astronomers can't answer" will be held Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University. David Aguilar, director of science information and public programming for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., will deliver the Common Hour lecture at noon in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium...
Fannie Langdon (09/30/06)
Fannie C. Langdon, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery...
Author to speak in Cape on Oct. 3 (09/30/06)
Author Lance Marcum will hold a writing workshop on Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Central Middle School Library. The workshop is free and open to the public. Earlier in the day, Marcum will speak to students from Central Middle, Trinity Lutheran and St. Vincent schools...
Two Canalou men charged in Scott County burglary (09/30/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two New Madrid County residents were charged with felony stealing and burglary in Scott County on Friday following an investigation of a Sept. 22 break-in at the General Watkins Conservation Area near Morley, Mo. Joseph T. Johnson, 33, and Donald E. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action (09/30/06)
Thursday Action items Discussion items and appointments Actions not on agenda:...
Beware the path of least resistance (09/30/06)
"Persevere!" If I could offer any prescription for success it would be to keep on keeping on. While my children attended junior high, I rejoined the ranks of college students to complete a previously attempted degree. My ambition to finish college was almost as strong as my desire for air. ...
Missouri scientists quietly conduct stem-cell research (09/30/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The attention-grabbing TV ads, boisterous billboards and raucous radio spots offered at times by both sides in the growing debate over human embryonic stem-cell research obscure a more modest reality: Only a handful of scientists in Missouri are actually doing such work...
Evangel University theater teacher quits over stint in "The Full Monty" (09/30/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A theater instructor has resigned from Evangel University after the Protestant school objected to his performance in a local stage production of "The Full Monty," a comedy about unemployed British steel workers who form a striptease group...
Illinois students raise $403,000 for AIDS projects in Zambia (09/30/06)
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. -- Wheaton Academy, a private Christian high school, has raised $403,000 since 2002 for projects benefiting families ravaged by AIDS in the African country of Zambia. Experts say the small school is at the forefront of a growing evangelical effort to assist rather than judge AIDS victims...
Baby's grave found at eastern Mo. home of kidnapping suspect (09/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Investigators have found a marked grave for a baby at the rural home of Shannon Torrez, the woman accused of slashing a young mother's throat and stealing her baby earlier this month. Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Parks announced Friday that the marked grave at Torrez's home near the town of Lonedell was for a fetus that apparently died in 2000...
FDA lifts ban on most fresh spinach after E. coli outbreak (09/30/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted its two-week-old consumer warning on most fresh spinach Friday, revising the alert to say it now covers only specific brands packaged on certain dates. The warning now applies only to spinach recalled earlier this month by Natural Selection Foods of San Juan Bautista and four companies that it supplied, said Kevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the California health department...
Principal shot in rural Wis. school (09/30/06)
CAZENOVIA, Wis. -- A teenager brought two guns to his rural school and shot the principal to death Friday after a struggle with adults and other students, authorities said. The 15-year-old was taken into custody and charged with first-degree intentional homicide, the district attorney said. No one else was hurt...
Faith and partisanship (09/30/06)
LOS ANGELES -- The IRS is increasingly being asked to referee disputes over whether churches are improperly engaging in partisan politicking from the pulpit. And some fear the trend could endanger the taxman's neutrality. Months before November's midterm elections, the Internal Revenue Service warned that it would be scrutinizing churches to make sure they do not violate their tax-exempt status. ...
Russian bombers near American airspace while conducting exercise (09/30/06)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- American and Canadian fighter planes were launched to intercept a pair of Russian bombers after the bombers came close to Alaska while conducting an exercise, military officials said Friday. The Russian aircraft on Thursday penetrated a 12-mile buffer zone near American airspace, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD...
Judge refuses to dismiss child porn charges against Karr (09/30/06)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- A judge on Friday refused to dismiss child pornography charges against John Mark Karr, the former suspect in the killing of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, after prosecutors admitted losing key evidence. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Cerena Wong criticized prosecutors and sheriff's deputies for "mistakes and missteps," such as losing the computer on which police said the five suspected images were stored and failing to tell her about the loss immediately...
Congress approves 700-mile fence along Mexican border (09/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans will go into the elections with a message that they've made great strides fighting illegal immigration, including authorizing a fence along one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border and making a $1.2 billion down payment on it. Among its final tasks before leaving to campaign, the Senate on Friday night passed and sent to President Bush a bill authorizing 700 new miles of fencing on the southern border. ...
Victims' relatives furious as club owners plead no contest (09/30/06)
WARWICK, R.I. -- Enraged that no one will see more than four years in prison for the 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, victims' relatives vented their fury Friday at a judge as he accepted plea deals from the club's owners in the name of avoiding a graphic, heart-wrenching trial...
11 children injured in Calif. bus accident (09/30/06)
PALMDALE, Calif. -- A 90-year-old motorist went through a red light Friday morning and rammed a school bus hard enough to knock it over, injuring 11 children, authorities said. One child was in critical condition, and the car's driver was also taken to a hospital, officials said...
Judge rules gay R.I. couple has right to marry in Mass. (09/30/06)
BOSTON -- A gay couple from Rhode Island has the right to marry in Massachusetts because laws in their home state do not expressly prohibit same-sex marriage, a judge ruled Friday. Wendy Becker and Mary Norton of Providence argued that a 1913 law that forbids out-of-state residents from marrying in Massachusetts if their marriage would not be permitted in their home state did not apply to them because Rhode Island does not specifically ban gay marriage...
Bin Laden deputy calls Bush a failure and liar, criticizes pope (09/30/06)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri called President Bush a failure and a liar in the war on terror in a video statement released Friday, and he compared Pope Benedict XVI to the 11th century pontiff who launched the First Crusade. "Can't you be honest at least once in your life, and admit that you are a deceitful liar who intentionally deceived your nation when you drove them to war in Iraq?" Osama bin Laden's deputy said, appearing in front of a standing lamp and a small, decorative cannon.. ...
Tigers' offense clicks vs. Warriors (09/30/06)
Once the Central football team found the right formula for attacking St. Charles West on Friday night, the Tigers were unstoppable. Central scored on five consecutive possessions and posted a 34-10 victory against the Warriors on homecoming at Houck Stadium...
Notre Dame tops Lafayette 4-0 (09/30/06)
Jack Wedemeier scored two second-half goals Friday to help the Notre Dame boys soccer team to a 4-0 home victory against Lafayette, the Class 3 team from west St. Louis County. Notre Dame, ranked No. 6 in Class 2 in the state coaches poll, improved to 14-1...
Indians, Randen run wild past visiting Clayton 43-16 (09/30/06)
Jackson junior tailback Cody Randen does not even start for the Indians. But that didn't stop Randen from turning in a career performance as the Indians eased past visiting Clayton 43-16 Friday night. Randen, a swift 5-foot-10, 165-pounder who shares time in the backfield with starting senior Trae Smith, rushed for 183 yards and scored four touchdowns...
Rams boot Devils (09/30/06)
Scott City football coach Terry Flannigan reached into his bag of tricks on several occasions at home Friday night, and in the process helped the Rams continue their domination of rival Chaffee with a convincing 36-6 romp. The win was the 21st straight for Scott City during the rivalry, and it left both Scott City and Chaffee at 2-3...
Tailgating still the same, university official says (09/30/06)
Southeast Missouri State officials say the university's football tailgating format has basically remained unchanged from last year, despite what contributors to the Southeast Missourian's Fan Speak have claimed. Southeast marketing director Charlie Wiles said the tailgating the university sets up prior to each home game -- with free food and beverages provided by various corporate sponsors -- has not changed at all...
Redhawks soccer suffers 2-1 loss to EIU (09/30/06)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team fell out of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference on Friday by losing 2-1 at Eastern Illinois. Southeast is now 5-5 overall and 2-1 in OVC play after having its two-match winning streak snapped. EIU improved to 4-5-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the OVC...
Bulldogs, Redhawks seek first OVC win (09/30/06)
Southeast Missouri State and Samford both began Ohio Valley Conference play by dropping games against two of the league favorites. Tonight, the Redhawks (2-1) and Bulldogs (2-2) will shoot for their first conference win when they square off at 6 p.m. at Houck Stadium...
St. Louis cut its magic number in half with a 10-5 win over the Brewers (09/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- When the Busch Stadium organist began playing the "Tomahawk Chop" ditty Friday night, the St. Louis Cardinals knew it was good news: The Houston Astros had finally lost. Then the Cardinals handled things from their end in a 10-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, getting Jeff Weaver's first win in nine home starts and home runs from Albert Pujols and Preston Wilson...
Kahne wins pole for Banquet 400 (09/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Five days ago, Kasey Kahne had written off his chances in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. On Friday, the Dodge star took the pole for Sunday's Banquet 400 with a quick lap of 178.377 mph on the 1.5 mile tri-oval. Scott Riggs will start on the outside front, also in a Dodge, after turning in a quick lap of 177.936 mph...
Yankees' 'Big Unit' has herniated disc (09/30/06)
NEW YORK -- Yankees lefty Randy Johnson has a herniated disc in his lower back, an injury that could prevent him from pitching in the playoffs next week. The injury was discovered during an MRI exam this week and Johnson received an epidural injection Friday...
Tiger pads WGC lead to 5 shots (09/30/06)
Tiger Woods made another eagle on the 18th hole Friday in the American Express Championship, only this one didn't finish off a great round. It pumped life into what had been a dull one. Woods, who started his round on the back nine, went on to birdie four of his next six holes on his way to a 7-under 64 that gave him his best 36-hole start in six years and a five-shot lead going into the weekend in the World Golf Championship event in Chandler's Cross, England...
Saxon Lutheran Fall Festival set for Oct. 14 (09/30/06)
Saxon Lutheran Memorial will hold its 26th annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 in Frohna, Mo. The event will bring history to life with displays and demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts. Visitors can see demonstrations of quilting, spinning, weaving, soap making, blacksmithing, cider making, baking in an outdoor oven and the festival's famous apple butter cooking...
New program coming for parents who need help (09/30/06)
Parents whose grown children get into trouble can find support through an SOS. A new organization, Strength Over Sorrow (SOS) is forming at Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau. A similar group formed two years ago in Sikeston, Mo., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and it soon became evident that there was a need in Cape Girardeau for a similar group, said Judy Johnson, a clinical social worker with Community Counseling Center and one of the SOS facilitators. ...
Arthur Davis (09/30/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Arthur Owen Davis, 73, of Anna died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Aug. 23, 1933, at Flat River, Mo., son of Everett Lee and Flora L. Connell Davis. He and Betty L. Fink were married Aug. 1, 1960, in Anna...
Thomas Roberts Sr. (09/30/06)
Thomas "Scooter" Roberts Sr., 56, of Pacific, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Washington, Mo. He was born Aug. 9, 1950, at Jackson, son of Rosell and Alda Bailey Roberts. Roberts was an operating engineer in commercial construction and worked out of Local 513 for 26 years. He was a life member of American Legion and VFW...
Charles Meunier (09/30/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charles Lloyd Meunier, 84, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Charles Thomas and Dora Sweat Meunier. He and Mae Moore were married June 1, 1963, in Jackson...
Births 9/30/06 (09/30/06)
Sitton; Ruehling; Peda; Long; Simmons; McCray-Williamson; Britt; Gates; Coleman; McCann; Williams; Moore; Biggerstaff
Police reports 9/30/06 (09/30/06)
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Out of the past 9/30/06 (09/30/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 30, 1981 Missouri Utilities Co. natural gas customers will pay 28 percent more for gas this winter than they did last and will pay as much as 37 percent if the company gets the full rate increase it has requested of the Missouri Public Service Commission; company officials blame the higher rates on phased-in deregulation of natural gas prices and increased operating costs brought by double-digit inflation...
Correction 9/30/06 (09/30/06)
In Sunday's edition of the Southeast Missourian, the list of winners from the SEMO District Fair's Baby Contest should have included Wyatt Durham, son of Rachel and Rodney Durham, of Cape Girardeau, tying for third place in the boy's 16 to 18 month age group...
Ethanol is energy-efficient and a plus for the environment (09/30/06)
By KIT BOND In an op-ed column titled "Ethanol boondoggle" in the Sept. 20 Southeast Missourian, professor Michael Devaney of Southeast Missouri State University levels many criticisms about ethanol that are either highly misleading or, in some cases, patently false...
Big weekend (09/30/06)
If there seems to be more of a hum in Cape Girardeau this weekend, there's a good explanation: There's a music festival downtown, and it's family weekend at Southeast Missouri State University. Anyone looking for something to do won't have to look far...
Speak Out 9/30/06 (09/30/06)
Stop sign is better; Not on board; Cell phones in cars; Fix the problem; Teen driving law; Not for good girls
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