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Both sides take stem-cell debate to Southeast students (10/06/06)
Experts on both sides of the embryonic stem-cell debate made their case to Southeast Missouri State University students Thursday night. More than 100 people listened as Lindsay Holwick of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures and Dr. Michael Wulfers of Missourians Against Human Cloning gave slide shows supporting their views...
Ferrell: Fund was 'my money' (10/06/06)
An account called the "William Ferrell DARE and Crime Prevention Fund" was private money that he could use as he pleased, former Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell said Thursday. Responding to a state audit that questioned how $18,200 from the fund was used from Jan. 1, 2004, to Feb. 18, 2005, Ferrell said Scott County had no claim on the money. Auditors have called for further investigation into the use of the fund and other issues...
Handful turns out for Cape school transfer meeting (10/06/06)
Only four parents of Jefferson Elementary School students showed up Thursday evening for a meeting with principal Mark Cook to discuss the "school choice" option for some students to transfer to other elementary schools in Cape Girardeau that are performing better academically...
Custom work: Area man gets an updated semi thanks to TV show (10/06/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A few weeks ago, truck driver Frank Russell was pulled over by an Illinois State Police officer who just wanted to check out his ride. The Marble Hill man was recently selected from thousands of entries for the County Music Television channel's "Trick My Truck" series. The show, which airs at 7 tonight on CMT, features the Chrome Shop Mafia mechanics who surprise truck drivers and customize their semis...
Area briefs 10/6/06 (10/06/06)
Cape Girardeau County Commission action 10/6/06 (10/06/06)
Thursday Routine business Discussion items, appointments Items not on agenda...
Horse rider passing through Cape on trip to Alabama (10/06/06)
Some motorists on Route K were rubbing their eyes Thursday afternoon when they saw David Field of Patton Mo. riding down the street on horseback. Field is on a 450-mile odyssey to Birmingham, Ala., where he hopes to see his uncle who is dying of cancer. Thursday was day three of the trip and Field said he has no idea how long it will take...
Local briefs 10/6/06 (10/06/06)
Police: 4-year-old sibling may have hurt infant A 7-week-old Cape Girardeau baby was hospitalized this week with head injuries from possible abuse by a sibling. The baby was taken to a St. Louis-area hospital with head trauma, but had no external injuries, he said. Investigators believe a 4-year-old sibling shook or dropped the baby Wednesday while their mother was asleep, according to police spokesman Jason Selzer...
School unaware of group's church connection on trading cards (10/06/06)
Cape Girardeau school officials would have prohibited a motivational group of former athletes from handing out trading cards at school assemblies if they had known the cards advertised the group's scheduled performances at a local church, superintendent Dr. David Scala said Thursday...
Scott County sheriff's office launches prisoner work program (10/06/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County sheriff's office began putting prisoners to work Thursday to test a possible sentence-reduction program. Sheriff Rick Walter said four Scott County prisoners were used to test the program. They were put to work throughout the day helping finish renovations to the courthouse lawn. Walter said from the first day's results, it appears the program will work...
Fighting the fall (10/06/06)
Missouri's schoolchildren lag behind many other students in this country and abroad in math and science. In today's high-tech world, that's a recipe for disaster, says the state's Alliance on Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Education. Appointed by Gov. Matt Blunt earlier this year, the 20-member group recommended in August that the state's public school curriculum in math and science be strengthened and a greater effort be made to train qualified math and science teachers...
University of Missouri considers policy to limit faculty romances with students (10/06/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Romantic liaisons between professors and students at the University of Missouri's four campuses would be severely curtailed under a proposal considered Thursday by university curators. The "amorous relationship" policy would prohibit consensual romantic or sexual contact when one participant has "direct evaluative or supervisory authority" over the other...
Calif. court hands defeat to advocates of marriage for same-sex marriage (10/06/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A state appeals court upheld California's ban on gay marriage Thursday, a critical defeat for a movement hungry for a win after similar losses in two other states. In reversing the March 2005 ruling of a San Francisco trial judge, the 1st District Court of Appeal agreed with the state's attorney general, who argued it is up to the Legislature, not the courts, to change the traditional definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman...
GTI continues 'hot hatchback' tradition (10/06/06)
The moment I sat in the new 2007 Volkswagen GTI, I had flashbacks of exhilaration -- going through the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, driving Highway 1 in northern California. I know I'm not alone with memorable GTI trips but it would belittle the new GTI to say it's a mere throwback...
Ethics panel approves subpoenas in new investigation of page scandal (10/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- The House ethics committee opened an expansive investigation into the unfolding page sex scandal Thursday, approving nearly four dozen subpoenas for witnesses and documents as House Speaker Dennis Hastert held his ground against pressure to resign...
Voters: Scandals will affect how they vote at midterms (10/06/06)
WASHINGTON -- In yet another hurdle for Republicans, the scandals that have dogged Congress for the past year are prominent in the minds of many voters who say corruption will significantly influence their vote in November. With midterm elections less than five weeks away, the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that about half of likely voters say disclosures of corruption and scandal in Congress will be very or extremely important when they enter the voting booth...
Amish town buries shooting victims (10/06/06)
GEORGETOWN, Pa. -- They came from across the Pennsylvania countryside dressed in black, bearded men in hats and suits, women in dresses and bonnets. Famous for keeping the surrounding society out, their mourning was remarkable for what they let in: forgiveness...
World Trade Center cross goes to temporary home (10/06/06)
NEW YORK -- A cross-shaped steel beam that survived the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attack to become a symbol of hope was moved Thursday from ground zero to a nearby church, accompanied by victims' families, clergy and construction workers. The 2-ton, 20-foot-high cross was placed on a flatbed truck for the three-block trip to its temporary home at St. ...
Archaeologists unearth monolith that could contain early calendar (10/06/06)
MEXICO CITY -- Researchers said Thursday they have unearthed what may be one of the earliest calendar entries in Meso-America, on a massive stone sculpture that suggests women held important status roles in pre-Hispanic culture. The monolithic design depicts two decapitated women. Markings on top of the figures appear to depict an entry from, or part of, a 13-month lunar calendar, said archaeologist Guillermo Ahuja, who led the excavation of the monument...
Battle for Baghdad heating up (10/06/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Iraq war could be heading to its decisive moment: a battle for the capital of Baghdad that already has turned dramatically bloodier for American soldiers and carries enormous stakes for the country's future. At least 13 American soldiers have been killed around Baghdad since Monday -- the highest four-day U.S. toll in the capital since the 2003 invasion...
Jackson reaches title game of district softball tournament (10/06/06)
Third-seeded Jackson scored four runs in the fourth inning and cruised to a 6-1 win Thursday over second-seeded Farmington in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 1 softball tournament at Farmington. The Indians (18-9) will face top-seeded Seckman at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the finals...
Jackson sends its power, strength up against Central's speed, skill (10/06/06)
The level of attention surrounding tonight's rivalry game between Central and Jackson has been amped up several notches as the squads will square off for the 100th time. Lost amidst the talk of tradition, T-shirts and pre-game ceremonies is the game itself...
State-experienced doubles team leads Tigers' district title hopes (10/06/06)
An all-Central finals in doubles last year helped propel the Tigers to their second straight girls tennis district title. Central has the doubles favorite this year with the top-seeded team of juniors Sarah Ford and Lindsey Pingel, the defending district champions. But if the Tigers are to claim a third straight district crown, they will need to get strong contributions from a pair of unseeded singles players and an unseeded doubles team...
High school football: Week 6 (10/06/06)
This week's games Central (2-3) at Jackson (4-1) Last week's games: Jackson 43, Clayton 16, Central 34, St. Charles West 10 Last year: Jackson 44, Central 0 Notes: Both teams enter with winning streaks: Jackson's at three and Central's at two. The Indians have hammered the Tigers by a combined score of 79-6 over the past two meetings. ...
Rivalry takes on friendlier tone (10/06/06)
History will be made tonight when football players from rivals Central and Jackson hit the field for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Jackson. A rivalry that spans more than 90 years will be renewed for the 100th time. Friends will line up opposite each other and take their seats in the home and visitors sections. Generations of former Central and Jackson players will watch a game which has taken on great meaning for the two neighboring communities...
Memorable games in the Central-Jackson football rivalry (10/06/06)
1914 The game at the fairgrounds was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with the first two having been split. After one player from Central and one from Jackson had been sent off from the game, the two ejected players came in contact along the sidelines not long before the end of the game. That set off a fight that included players and fans...
Weaver, relievers deliver win (10/06/06)
SAN DIEGO -- Getting out of September intact was the hard part for the St. Louis Cardinals, who clinched a division title while stuck in reverse. And the San Diego Padres? Well, after coming into the playoffs with all the confidence in the world -- and rare home-field advantage -- they may not make it through the weekend...
Three players open with 64s, share lead at Chrysler Classic (10/06/06)
Brent Geiberger, John Rollins and Nick Watney shot 8-under 64s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. John Senden, Robert Gamez, Mike Sposa, Tag Ridings, James Driscoll and Charley Hoffman were two strokes back, and defending champion K.J. Choi opened with a 65...
Martin to leave Roush Racing (10/06/06)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Mark Martin will leave Roush Racing at the end of this season to drive a partial NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule for MB2 Racing, The Associated Press learned Thursday night. Team owner Jack Roush, who has fielded a Ford for Martin in NASCAR's top series since 1988, will make the announcement Friday morning at Talladega Superspeedway, according to a source who asked that he not be identified because all details of the deal have not been finalized...
Tigers win 4-3 to even series with Yankees (10/06/06)
NEW YORK -- Justin Verlander and Detroit's bullpen held down the New York Yankees' mighty offense, bringing just enough 100 mph heat to send the Tigers home with a split. Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead triple off Mike Mussina in the seventh inning to cap a comeback from a two-run deficit, and the Tigers beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday to even their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece...
A cat for all seasons (10/06/06)
For more than 19 years, my family -- wife, two sons and myself -- were owned by a black tomcat named Blackie. As you can tell from the name of the cat, my family is highly creative when it comes to pet names. The current ruler of the roost we call home is a calico who, I am quite certain, in a former life was royalty -- a queen or empress or even a pharaoh. ...
A dilemma named City of Roses (10/06/06)
I have a dilemma. Well, it's not just my dilemma -- it's a dilemma for the entire Cape music scene. That dilemma is called the City of Roses Music Festival. I came in to the weekend thinking I would see the great shining face of Cape's musical present and future. This was to be the showcase weekend. This was to be music's big hour in Cape -- the 10th annual City of Roses Music Festival...
The lull before the holidays (10/06/06)
The doldrums of the slow movie season are in full swing as we anxiously await the excitement of the holidays. The fall rarely brings the best of the best, but there is an occasional surprise. There are three family-friendly films coming out in October. We preview them below and, as always, the Dad and Lad-o-meter is included to tell you our level of excitement (rated out of 5)...
First Friday art exhibits 10/6/06 (10/06/06)
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 32 N. Main St. Buckner Brewing Co. Riverview Room, 132 N. Main St. The Riverview Room will be the site of Dr. Zenon Duda's sculpture installation "Requiem for the Pawns of War." Duda will be filming the night to produce a video for Artists for Human Rights. The public is encouraged to attend a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 334-4677...
Everyone's a critic: 'School for Scoundrels' (10/06/06)
Three stars (out of four) In "School for Scoundrels" John Heder plays an underconfident meter maid. After being fired as a big brother, he enrolls in a special class to build self-confidence. Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton) uses a variety of techniques to help the class find their inner Lion (confidence). All is good until Dr. P puts the moves on the object of Heder's affection -- a girl named Amanda. A battle of wills ensue for her hand, so don't miss the tennis scene -- funny!...
Bon Jovi, Bill Clinton announce plans to restore blighted neighborhood (10/06/06)
NEW YORK -- When Jon Bon Jovi told former President Bill Clinton about a new plan to restore homes in one of Philadelphia's most blighted neighborhoods, his pal was all ears. Clinton "was intrigued enough that he offered his services, and said, 'If I can help you in any way, don't hesitate.' And we didn't," Bon Jovi said Thursday...
Helping to fill empty bowls (10/06/06)
The bowls are still empty, 200 of them. But maybe they won't be for long. They're just waiting for a sponsor. The bowls are being used to sell tickets to a Nov. 5 dinner that will be the culmination of the Empty Bowls project -- an effort to raise money for local food banks through art. Each bowl represents a place at the fund-raiser dinner, and each was made and contributed free of charge by artists -- professional and amateur -- who want to fight hunger in Southeast Missouri...
Artifacts 10/6/06 (10/06/06)
Former chief of staff to visit SIUC Tuesday; Shackleton named director at Shryock; Sparks featured at next Sundays at Three; Bo Diddley to appear at Carson Center; Benefit concert for Sahara Aldridge Oct. 15; Illinois vineyards hold weekend festivals; Artists in Ste. Genevieve for Autumn Daze
Benjamin Horman (10/06/06)
Benjamin Horman, 72, of Silva, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call at 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. today. Funeral will be at 10 p.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee...
Bob Crotts (10/06/06)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Bobby Wayne "Bob" Crotts, 68, of Morley died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born June 2, 1938, in Lamar, Ark., son of Willie H. and Hollie Terry Crotts. He and Martha Ann Dollins were married Nov. 22, 1961, at Morley...
Margie Blankenship (10/06/06)
Margie Marie Blankenship, 81, of Scott City died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 22, 1924, at East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Virgil Green and Ora Speck Watson. She and Alvin Eugene Blankenship were married March 8, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 7, 1980...
Robert Mowery (10/06/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Robert E. "Bob" Mowery, 81, of Anna died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 8, 1925, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of Howard E. and Carrie V. Hileman Mowery. He and Louise Sprouse were married June 7, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. She died Oct. 2, 1989. He and Betty Woolridge were married Sept. 5, 1992, in Jonesboro...
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Out of the past 10-6-06 (10/06/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 6, 1981 Saying he couldn't "care less" who he runs against, state Rep. Jerry Ford officially announces his candidacy as a Democrat for 10th District U.S. congressman; in making the long-anticipated announcement, Ford calls for party unity...
Library plans (10/06/06)
Between now and Feb. 6, supporters of the Cape Girardeau Public Library will be busy. They will be educating residents in the library district about the need for a $9 million expansion that would double the size of the existing facility on Clark Avenue...
Police praised for professionalism (10/06/06)
To the editor: As the chair of the Concerned Citizens of Southeast Missouri, the group that brought Ray McGovern to Cape Girardeau, I wanted to thank the Cape Girardeau Police Department for its excellent help with security at the event. I should stress that the police were not involved in the politics of the event in any way, nor were they working for our group. ...
No free speech at 'open' forum (10/06/06)
To the editor: "We chose the town hall meeting format because the town hall meeting, along with a free press, has been a cornerstone of our democracy from the start." This quote is from the Web site www.raymcgovernincape.org. It is too bad that this so-called town meeting only applied to those people with the same viewpoint as the Concerned Citizens of Southeast Missouri...
Stolen camera holds many memories (10/06/06)
To the editor: I would like to express my appreciation to the individual who stole my digital camera while I was at Ponderosa Steak House Sept. 19. I grew up in what is now Scott City and went to school at what is now Notre Dame Regional High School. My family and I have lived in California the past 40 years...
Speak Out 10/6/06 (10/06/06)
Affordable dog; Dog or medicine; They still do it; Wealthy socialism; Get a grip; Double taxation; Kissinger redux; Health benefit; Good activity; Foggy celebration; Turn it off; No time left; No tax increase
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