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Stories from Sunday, October 8, 2006

State police, county differ on ruling's meaning for sex offenders (10/08/06)
State and local officials are at odds over the interpretation of a court ruling on sex offender registration following the arrest of a Cape Girardeau man last week. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in June that sex offenders convicted before Jan. 1, 1995, do not have to register in accordance with the Missouri sex offender registry. ...
Arts council award goes to music store owner (10/08/06)
Bill Shivelbine isn't one to hog the spotlight. A self-labeled behind-the-scenes guy, Shivelbine would much rather help out without recognition while others get the praise. But Saturday night Shivelbine, owner of Shivelbine's Music, got more praise than he would ever ask for. At the intermission of Southeast Missouri State University's "Noises Off," Shivelbine was awarded with the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's highest honor, the Otto Dingeldein Award...
Disease task force discusses mass burials (10/08/06)
In the minutes of the Cape Girardeau County Infectious Disease Task Force, one heading stands out as evidence officials believe a nightmare is possible. The heading? Mass fatalities. As the task force, made up of emergency responders, health-care officials and others, works to prepare the county's response to a major epidemic, they are discussing which circumstances could force quick burials in mass graves...
Ritz creation wins ice cream contest (10/08/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chocolate-covered Ritz crackers, gooey caramel and vanilla ice cream -- it doesn't get much better than that, judges decided at an ice cream contest. Judges said Jacksonville resident Tasha Callister's entry, Puttin on the Ritz, tasted great and had a clever name. ...
German couple researches family history in Cape (10/08/06)
A couple from Germany spent Saturday in Cape Girardeau searching for family ties. Johannes and Gail Bruening Kraemer began at Hanover Lutheran Church's parking lot, then went to visit the graves of their ancestors and concluded at the Cape Girardeau Public Library for an exchange of information with Bruening family members...
Pemiscot Co. life spans among shortest in nation (10/08/06)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, Mo. -- Georgia Ball knows how to live. The lifelong Pemiscot County resident has outlived the county's average life expectancy by 23 years. A recent Harvard University study of mortality rates in the United States found that people on average die sooner in some counties and later in others. For the more than 19,000 residents of Southeast Missouri's Pemiscot County, that information is frightening...
Journalists discuss news on KRCU program today (10/08/06)
Southeast Missourian Newsworthy events of this past month will be discussed today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The show will feature interviews with Southeast Missourian staff writer Mark Bliss and Renee Jean, a journalist with the Daily Journal in St. Francois County...
Highway patrol investigating multivehicle crash in Cape (10/08/06)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash team is investigating a Cape Girardeau multi-vehicle crash that killed one and injured two more. Kimberly Myers, 44, of Sikeston, Mo., suffered massive injuries in the Friday night accident and was pronounced dead at 7:09 p.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center, according to Scott County chief deputy coroner Jerry Goin. No autopsy will be conducted...
Nation briefs 10/8/06 (10/08/06)
Ky. man charged with killing his 4 children...
Nation briefs 10/8/06 (10/08/06)
Amaranth fund cutting much of its work force; Court: Paper's reporters can keep computers
World briefs 10/8/06 (10/08/06)
Group decries 'new Danish insults' to Islam; Spanish politician bares all in election campaign
Obama stumps for McCaskill in Senate race with Talent (10/08/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, headlining a rally for Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, whipped a Democratic crowd into shouts and applause Saturday by criticizing President Bush and saying Democrats must do more than complain to win November's elections...
Spokesman: Wounded Missouri lawmaker improving in Iraq (10/08/06)
PARKVILLE, Mo. -- A state legislator wounded by enemy fire near Baghdad was up and walking Saturday at the hospital in Iraq where he's being treated, a family spokesman said. Rep. Jason Brown, R-Platte City, is a staff sergeant in the Army Reserve. He was shot in the lung during a recent patrol near Baghdad, said George McClintock, a friend of Brown's family...
Air Force couple exchanges long-distance vows over webcam (10/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Who says marriage is easy? Try getting married over a webcam. A St. Louis-area couple stationed on opposite sides of the globe in the U.S. Air Force did just that Thursday night. Senior Airman Katie Fields stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois will have to wait to kiss her new husband, Staff Sgt. Fred Matney, stationed in South Korea...
Curators seeking $20 million to expand health-care training (10/08/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri system will press again for fresh funding to expand health care education programs at the four campuses. For the third time, the Board of Curators is requesting $20 million from the state to help hire more instructors, recruit more students and address the big shortfall in skilled health workers...
Bus fire prompts evacuation at Kansas City airport (10/08/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A shuttle bus caught fire outside a terminal at Kansas City International Airport on Saturday, prompting an hour-long evacuation of several hundred people, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported, but two people who had been on the parking lot shuttle and an airport traffic officer were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, according to the Kansas City Aviation Department, which owns and operates the airport...
One certainty in ethics probe: Foley won't be punished by peers (10/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- The House's investigation of a page sex scandal has only one certainty: Former Rep. Mark Foley will escape punishment by his peers. It is the Florida Republican's sexually explicit electronic messages to teenage former male pages that have ignited what has become a pre-election firestorm...
Bush: Government will do what it can to keep schools safe (10/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Saturday lamented recent "shocking acts of violence" in schools, and promised his administration will do what it can to keep centers of learning safe for students. The White House is convening a conference on school safety Tuesday. Federal officials, school workers, parents, law enforcement officials and other experts are to gather in Chevy Chase, Md., a Washington suburb noted for exceptional schools...
Bush family celebrates christening of aircraft carrier (10/08/06)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Spraying the bubbles from sparkling wine across the enormous gray bow of the USS George H.W. Bush, the Bush family on Saturday christened the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the 82-year-old former president. "I know you join me in saying to our father, President Bush, your ship has come in," the current president said during a ceremony for the last of the Nimitz-class carriers, the CVN 77...
Ig Nobels- More fun than fingernails on a blackboard (10/08/06)
BOSTON -- The sound sets teeth on edge, makes skin crawl and sends a shiver down the spine. Just thinking about it gives some people the heebie-jeebies. But what is it about the sound of fingernails scratching on a blackboard that elicits such a universal reaction?...
2006 Ig Nobel winners (10/08/06)
The Associated Press The 2006 Ig Nobel winners awarded Thursday at Harvard University by Annals of Improbable Research magazine Harvard University: ORNITHOLOGY: The late Philip R.A. May and Ivan R. Schwab for exploring and explaining why woodpeckers don't get headaches...
Democrats positioned to challenge GOP for control of Congress (10/08/06)
WASHINGTON -- Aided by public revulsion over an Internet-age sex scandal, Democrats enter the final month of the campaign well-positioned to challenge for control of Congress, while Republicans increasingly express concern about holding onto power. "We're going to need everything we have to make sure we're victorious," said Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who had long experience as a party strategist before his election to Congress...
Amish mourn gunman who killed 5 girls in 1-room schoolhouse (10/08/06)
GEORGETOWN, Pa. -- Dozens of Amish neighbors came out Saturday to mourn the quiet milkman who killed five of their young girls and wounded five more in a brief, unfathomable rampage. Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, was buried in his wife's family plot behind a small Methodist church, a few miles from the one-room schoolhouse he stormed Monday...
Residents who fled chemical fire allowed to return (10/08/06)
APEX, N.C. -- Residents trickled back into town Saturday, relieved that there were no serious injuries or damage after a fire at a hazardous materials plant forced them to stay away from their homes for two nights. A few roadblocks remained near the still-smoldering rubble of the EQ Industrial Services plant, but the burning smell and potentially toxic clouds of fumes were gone. ...
Six world powers agree to discuss possible sanctions against Iran (10/08/06)
LONDON -- Six key world powers have agreed to discuss possible sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but shied away from demanding Tehran be punished by the U.N. Security Council. The United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia said in a joint statement Friday night after talks in London that they were "deeply disappointed" by Tehran's refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, a key step toward making nuclear weapons...
Killing of three journalists in Afghanistan, Russia resonate (10/08/06)
PARIS -- As the first European memorial to journalists killed on the job was inaugurated Saturday, word trickled in that two reporters had been shot to death in Afghanistan and another was killed in Russia. The killings resonated as press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders and the northwest French town of Bayeux unveiled a memorial to some 2,000 journalists and other media workers killed in the line of duty around the world since World War II...
U.S. running into limits of military, political power to influence Iraq (10/08/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Bush administration is bumping up against the limits of military and political power to influence what happens next in Iraq, four years into an increasingly unpopular war that has not gone as planned. As U.S. officials now acknowledge, the cycle of sectarian killings poses a greater threat than does al-Qaida or the anti-American insurgency...
Tensions mount over possible N. Korean nuclear test (10/08/06)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Tensions mounted over North Korea's threat to test its first atomic bomb, with shots ringing out Saturday along the border with South Korea and Japan warning of harsh sanctions if Pyongyang goes nuclear. With a possible test expected as early as today, the U.N. Security Council issued a stern statement Friday urging the country to abandon its nuclear ambitions and warning of unspecified consequences if the isolated, communist regime doesn't comply...
H.W. Bush asks for aid to quake survivors (10/08/06)
UNITED NATIONS -- Former President George H.W. Bush has appealed for nearly $100 million in aid for survivors of last year's South Asia earthquake, saying tens of thousands face another winter living in tents. "If they're in tents, that's not good enough," Bush told a news conference Friday to mark the first anniversary of the Oct. ...
After slow start, Hawks eventually get rolling to fifth straight crown (10/08/06)
PERRYVILLE -- The Kelly softball team came to life in the fourth inning and cruised to a 6-1 victory over Crystal City on Saturday in the Class 2 District 2 title game at the Perry Park Center. Kelly claimed its fifth straight district title. Next for the Hawks is a home sectional Wednesday afternoon against Twin Rivers...
Bulldogs slip past Festus (10/08/06)
PERRYVILLE -- Good teams can make their own breaks. Notre Dame's softball team entered the bottom of the fifth inning of Saturday's Class 3 District 2 championship game at the Perryville City Park in need of a break, down 1-0 against Festus. Thanks to two Festus errors, the Bulldogs' trademark aggressive running and a big hit from Kristain Burger, the top-seeded Bulldogs got their break and brought home their third straight district title with a 3-1 win...
Pingel, Ford get back to state meet (10/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Central tennis players Sarah Ford and Lindsey Pingel served up a breakfast double bagel to their opponents Saturday morning. And their reward is a return trip to the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 tournament in Springfield on Oct. 20 and 21...
Jackson falls to Seckman in battle of the bats at Class 4 tournament (10/08/06)
It came down to timing, Jackson coach Amanda Forester said. Seckman defeated Jackson 12-4 Saturday in the Class 4 district title game at Farmington Sports Complex. The Jaguars pounded out 18 hits in the win. Jackson had a dozen hits, but had several scoring opportunities slip away...
Central boys soccer posts last-minute victory in tournament (10/08/06)
The Central boys soccer team bounced back for a dramatic win Saturday after two losses in the Quincy Tournament in Quincy, Ill. Matt Compas scored on an assist from Brad Labruyere with 5 seconds remaining in regulation to beat Wichita Heights of Kansas 2-1...
Redhawks men finish second behind host team at SIU meet (10/08/06)
The Southeast Missouri State men's cross country team finished second Saturay at the Saluke Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. Southeast finished behind host Southern Illinois. Sophomore Kevin McNab led the men with a third-place finish in 25 minutes. Senior Chris Herron finshed 11th in 25:29.94, freshman Dustin Davis was 13th in 25:38.12, and sophmore Brandon Karcher was 14th in 25:39.05...
Redhawks blanked and blue (10/08/06)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State's offense was a picture of futility Saturday afternoon. The result was another decisive loss on the road against one of the Ohio Valley Conference's perennial heavyweights. Three weeks after losing by 31 points at Jacksonville State, the Redhawks were blanked 21-0 at defending OVC champion Eastern Illinois...
Missouri stifles high-powered Texas Tech (10/08/06)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Missouri's defense is for real. The No. 23 Tigers' defense, which came into the game ranked No. 10 in the nation, set up most of the scoring in a 38-21 win over Texas Tech on Saturday night. But questions about the strength of Missouri's schedule had some wondering whether the defense had really been tested before playing Tech...
Fan Speak Oct8 (10/08/06)
Woeful Compared with many of the other "smalltown" papers, the Southeast Missourian's sports coverage is woefully lacking. I can understand why many of my co-workers don't bother picking up the Sunday copy. Many grew up outside Southeast Missouri, spent their collegiate years somewhere besides Southeast or Mizzou and don't follow the Rams. ...
Area digest Oct8 (10/08/06)
Morris, Bjelich place first in scramble tourney The team of Kathy Morris and Lisa Bjelich won the two-woman scramble on Cape Girardeau Country Club's Ladies Guest Day tournament on Thursday. Judi Brey and Luanne Kiefner finished second to Morris and Bjelich in the championship flight...
Gilliland wins first career pole (10/08/06)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- David Gilliland had to fight to get NASCAR approval to race at Talladega Superspeedway. That battle two months ago was worth it. Gilliland won the pole Saturday, posting a lap of 191.712 mph in his Robert Yates Racing Ford. His speed was far off the 198.689 that Jeff Gordon posted during practice, but NASCAR mandated smaller restrictor plates to slow the speeds before today's race...
Padres prolong division series (10/08/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The San Diego Padres got the ball to Trevor Hoffman, and baseball's career saves leader did the rest. Chris Young shut down the Cardinals' offense for 6 2/3 innings, Russell Branyan's two-run double gave the National League West champions their first lead of the series, and the Padres beat St. Louis 3-1 on Saturday, pulling to 2-1 in their NL Division Series...
Rams adapting to new look; Packers struggling (10/08/06)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre is dinking and dunking, and the St. Louis Rams are suddenly worried about the running game and turnovers. Who are these guys, anyway? There has been plenty of talk about finding new offensive identities in St. Louis and Green Bay this year, as two new coaches try to break their teams' old habits...
Turkeys abundant; finding them may be tough (10/08/06)
Hunters in the Ozarks and east-central Missouri can expect an increased number of wild turkeys this fall. They have a superabundance of acorns to thank for the increase, but may have trouble finding all those birds for the same reason. Resource scientist Jeff Beringer said volunteers who count turkey poults -- birds hatched this year -- reported seeing 2.2 young birds for every hen they counted in the eastern Ozarks, indicating good nesting success. ...
Southeast still has chance for winning campaign (10/08/06)
It's apparent by what took place Saturday in Charleston, Ill., that the 2006 Southeast Missouri State football team is not up to speed with the top squads in the Ohio Valley Conference. Defending OVC champion Eastern Illinois showed the Redhawks that by handing Southeast its first shutout since 2001. The 21-0 victory could have been more lopsided save for a gritty performance by the Redhawks' defense...
Planting heather in moderation can add cheer (10/08/06)
Heather can be as pretty a plant in your garden as it is blanketing the bonny hills of Scotland. And it looks especially pretty for a long time; its pink flowers unfolded back in July, and enough are still left this fall to spread a rosy haze over the backdrop of tiny, dark green leaves...
Scenic subtext (10/08/06)
NEAR BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILE MARKER 306, N.C. -- On a postcard-perfect Saturday at the Heffner Gap Overlook, Anne Mitchell Whisnant reads from one of the scores of informational signs -- known as "gun boards" for their frontier rifle logos -- posted along the 470 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway...
Here's a listing of top haunted attractions (10/08/06)
NILES, Mich. -- Forget ketchup blood and tape-recorded "oohs" in a rundown barn. Today's haunted attractions have gone high-tech, with Hollywood-style special effects, set designers and some truly terrifying performances by actors portraying ghouls and madmen...
Puerto Rico losing tourists (10/08/06)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- More vacationers are choosing to wile away their Caribbean holidays in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean destinations rather than Puerto Rico, an industry group in the U.S. territory says. Puerto Rico, which was the region's most popular vacation spot for four decades until the island recently lost its top rank to the Dominican Republic, has not effectively worked to develop the sector in the last few years, according to a study commissioned by the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association.. ...
National park to charge for Smokies weddings (10/08/06)
GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- Citing a fivefold increase in weddings inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the past half decade, the National Park Service is charging for permits for them. "We are not making money, we are just recouping our costs," park spokeswoman Nancy Gray said of the plan intended to give Smokies' managers greater control over the 600 or so weddings held annually in the country's most-visited national park...
A helping hand: Nursing home volunteers find joy serving others (10/08/06)
Two people. Two nursing homes. The same satisfaction. Cape Girardeau residents Barbara Yallaly and John Marshall give their time to senior citizens -- Yallaly to residents of the Missouri Veterans Home and Marshall to those who live at the Lutheran Home. Marshall calls it "finding Christ in other people."...
Will Morris (10/08/06)
Will Mason Morris Sr., 97, of East Prairie, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born June 25, 1909, in Hickman, Ky., son of Monroe C. and Flora Bessie Nichols Morris. He and Gertie Colvin Morris were married Nov. 26, 1928. She died Sept. 10, 1985...
Mary Pool (10/08/06)
Mary Euvon Pool, 69, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Cleburne County, Ark., daughter of Fred and May Brock Hester. She and Raymond Pool were married Aug. 2, 1952, in Paw Paw, Mich...
Jimmy Johnson (10/08/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jimmy L. Johnson, 70, of Cairo died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at his son's home in Marion, Ill. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ in Mounds, Ill. Interment will be in the Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds, with Carl Whitaker officiating...
Jesse Glenn (10/08/06)
Jesse G. Glenn, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1930, at Gerald, Ind., son of John H. and Ethel McPeek Glenn. He and Elinor J. Keiser were married Nov. 23, 1950, at Cannelton, Ind...
Phillip Talley (10/08/06)
Phillip Talley, 28, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1977, at Dexter, Mo., son of Lou and Joy Case Talley. He and Dana Monique Lancaster were married Dec. 9, 2000, in Risco, Mo. He was a memebr of First Baptist Church of Risco and a guest member of the Malden, Mo., VFW. Talley was employed at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Virginia Frenzel (10/08/06)
Virginia Jane Smith Kurka Frenzel, 91, of Cape Girardeau, passed Oct. 6, 2006, after a brief illness. Born Sept. 28, 1915, at St. Louis, Mo, she was the daughter of Joseph and Laura Langmeier Smith. She and Jere "Jerry" Emil Kurka were married Nov. 28, 1934, at St. Louis. After Jerry's death, she married John Frenzel Jr. Sept. 4, 1970, at Cape Girardeau...
Bill Bentley (10/08/06)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bill Lee Bentley, 72, of Sikeston, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, where he spent his last years and was loved dearly. A special thank you because he loved them dearly...
Myers-Aufdenberg (10/08/06)
Summer Jo Ellen Myers and Scott Lynn Aufdenberg were married June 10, 2006, at New Salem United Methodist Church at Daisy. Calvin Brown performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lucy Meyer of Oak Ridge, and soloist was Lisa Crites of Jackson, aunts of the bride...
Glastetter-Boyd (10/08/06)
Lisa Marie Glastetter and Ronald Wayne Boyd were united in marriage Aug. 5, 2006, at St. James AME Church. Debbie Thornton performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Claudia Marion of Chaffee, Mo. The groom is the son of Jakie Jones of Cape Girardeau and Ronald Kinder of Oceanside, Calif...
Staten-Davis (10/08/06)
Amanda June Staten and Jason Daniel Davis exchanged vows May 27, 2006, at the home of her parents. Jim Sorrell performed the ceremony. Musician was David Lester of Maynard, Ark., uncle of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Freeda Staten of Poplar Bluff, Mo. The groom is the son of Pat Baker of Trenton, Tenn., and Danny Davis of Dyersburg, Tenn...
Hale- Duffell (10/08/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Sherry A. Hale of Olive Branch and Robert G. Hale of Thebes, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Brooke Hale, to Wayne Duffell. He is the son of Larry Wayne Duffell Sr. and Phyllis Duffell of Thebes. Hale is a 2006 graduate of Olive Branch Christian Academy. She is employed at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Dunning- Cook (10/08/06)
Larry and Janet Dunning of Whitewater announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Rena Dunning, to Andy Lynn Cook. He is the son of James and Brenda Cook of Marble Hill, Mo. Dunning is a graduate of Delta High School, and attended Three Rivers Community College. She is employed at McKesson Healthcare Resource...
Bishop- Bowen (10/08/06)
Doug and Jackie Bowen of Scott City announce the engagement of their son, David Joel Bowen, to Jennifer Diane Bishop, both of Jackson. She is the daughter of Don Bishop of Centralia, Mo. Bishop received a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed with Stoddard County Children's Division...
Jones-Acklie (10/08/06)
Ronald and JoAnna Jones of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda Elizabeth Jones, to F. Arthur Acklie, both of Ooltewah, Tenn. He is the son of Vernon and Lena Acklie of Johnson City, Tenn. Jones is a graduate of Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She received bachelor and master degrees in business administration from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. She is an informatics analyst with MedSolutions...
Hinkebein-Bell (10/08/06)
Wayne and Kay Wolak of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi J. Hinkebein, to Justin L. Bell. He is the son of Harry Bell and Bernita Parker of Marble Hill, Mo. Hinkebein is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School, and received an associate degree in computer science from Metro Business College. She is employed at MedAssets in Cape Girardeau...
Rushin-Gerdes (10/08/06)
Rick Rushin and Linda Rushin of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Suzanne Rushin, to Jonathan Mark Gerdes. He is the son of Mark and Georgiana Gerdes of Jackson. Rushin is a 1998 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an accountant with Robert J. Whelan, CPA, in Poplar Bluff...
Hueckel-Brink (10/08/06)
Connie Dotten of Van Buren, Mo., and Stanley Hueckel of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Hueckel, to Nathaniel Brink, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ken and Gail Brink of Perryville, Mo. Hueckel is a 1996 graduate of Richland High School. She received a master of education in instructional technology from American InterContinental University...
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Out of the past 10-8-06 (10/08/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 8, 1981 Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois farmers have produced a bumper crop of wheat this year and are in the process of harvesting a similarly large corn crop; soybeans in the area are still a question mark. CHAFFEE, Mo. ...
Nothing lost in God's kingdom (10/08/06)
Before roads were much of anything in most of this country, my grandmother made adventurous journeys by automobile to faraway places like the borderlands of Texas and the coast of Virginia. Born in 1915, she was just a teenage girl on the first trip. ...
It's your turn to be a poll worker (10/08/06)
By Robin Carnahan If you voted in the Aug. 8 primary election, you probably saw some new voting equipment in your polling place. These new machines are the result of changes in federal law that went into effect recently. Overall, the elections ran smoothly, and most people seemed to like the new voting systems. ...
Storm warnings (10/08/06)
Cape Girardeau has come a long way regarding tornado-warning sirens. For years, city officials said it would be too expensive to have an effective siren system. But siren technology has changed dramatically, as demonstrated by the sirens installed on the Southeast Missouri State University campus a few years ago that not only emit an ear-piercing warning tone, but also allow officials to give information that can be heard for long distances...
Stem-cell plan opens Pandora's box (10/08/06)
To the editor: On Nov. 7 we will be asked to vote on a stem-cell research and cloning amendment that would change the Missouri Constitution. This amendment claims to ban cloning, but in fact it only bans the process of implanting an already cloned human embryo into a woman's womb with the intention of bringing it to a live birth...
Parents are key to good education (10/08/06)
To the editor: All the finger-pointing that is being done toward the schools and teachers regarding MAP testing and healthy eating for our children is asinine. I served on the Nell Holcomb School Board for six years and know about No Child Left Behind. NCLB is a ridiculous mandate that is impossible to attain. All children will never be at the same levels in reading or anything else, and that is because God created each one of us differently...
Speak Out 10/8/06 (10/08/06)
Herd of cash cows; Stunting growth; Working-class woes; Parking is lacking; Potential accident; Overlooked band; Great bands
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