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Stories from Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Road, bridge panel vows to hold public discussions (11/21/06)
Some residents wait years for the county to pave their roads while others move quickly to the top of the list, a subcommittee of the Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board reported Monday night. The subcommittee also found cases of the county rejecting paving requests because of a single recalcitrant landowner while residents along another road are receiving blacktop despite neighbors unwilling to make the concessions required under county policies...
Schools don't have to transfer students (11/21/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District won't transfer a single student from Blanchard and Jefferson elementary schools to better performing schools next semester because final calculations made by the state on students' standardized test scores. The calculations showed enough academic progress to avoid implementing the "school choice" provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, school officials said...
Show Me Center officials say Wednesday's traffic tie-up was unavoidable (11/21/06)
Representatives of the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Show Me Center disagree on the cause of Wednesday's traffic jam before the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's concert at the Show Me Center. Show Me Center business manager Greg Talbut said Monday the traffic problem, which backed up vehicles along Sprigg Street south of the Show Me Center for as much as a half-hour, was caused by unforeseen circumstances at the 19-year-old venue. ...
Detours for Broadway (11/21/06)
The stretch of Broadway between Perryville Road and West End Boulevard will be closed for 50 days shortly after the beginning of the year, Cape Girardeau's city engineer said. The project, which will widen Broadway by 12 feet and add turn lanes at its intersection with Clark Avenue, will take place in two phases...
Local musician plans Carnegie Hall benefit (11/21/06)
Cape Girardeau musician Bev Reece has performed in a lot of concert halls since she began playing piano at age 2. But before last month, Reece couldn't say New York's storied Carnegie Hall was part of that experience. Now she can. On Oct. 30, Reece performed at Carnegie Hall, providing piano accompaniment for European violinist Micarca Vibaka, whom Reece met at the renowned Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lennox, Mass. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council action items 11/21/06 (11/21/06)
Communications n Heard presentation by Betty Martin, director of the Cape Girardeau Public Library Consent ordinances (Second and third Readings) n Approved the record plat of Elizabeth's First Subdivision. n Annexed land to the city upon the request of Whispering Oaks of Cape Girardeau...
Scott City continues negotiations with Union Pacific (11/21/06)
Scott City will make a last attempt to strike a deal with Union Pacific to purchase a piece of railroad property the city has leased since 1965. At the regular meeting of the Scott City Council Monday night, council members heard an update on the progress of negotiations with the railroad. The city hopes to purchase a 90-by-600 foot plot from the railroad. The property is primarily occupied by a municipal parking lot and caboose the city has kept as an historical piece...
Whispering Oaks annexation OK'd (11/21/06)
The Cape Girardeau City Council voted Monday to approve a petition to annex Whispering Oaks subdivision into city limits. Largely disregarded though was a request from the subdivision's developer, Rodney Arnold, asking that 0.28 acres of that land not be included in the annexation...
Planning & Zoning board shuffling, absences draw attention of council (11/21/06)
Cape Girardeau City Hall has found itself paying a lot of attention to Planning and Zoning Commission appointments in recent weeks. At Monday's meeting, council members voted to disregard the wishes of chairman Skip Smallwood who asked that former commissioner Cliff Crosnoe be appointed. Instead, council chose to appoint Trae Bertrand, a 27-year-old lawyer...
SEMO student cuts himself breaking into newspaper (11/21/06)
A badly beaten and bleeding Cape Girardeau man broke into the Southeast Missourian newspaper offices early Saturday morning, apparently after getting into an altercation at a local bar. Police identified the man as 22-year-old Nicholas Vogt, a Southeast Missouri State University student, though charges of trespassing and property damage were still pending Monday, said police Sgt. Barry Hovis...
Gene sequencing grant aimed at fighting cancer, other diseases (11/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A $156 million grant for DNA sequencing at the Washington University School of Medicine is part of an effort to unlock the mystery of the origins of cancer within the body, university officials said Monday. The four-year grant is one of only three awarded Monday by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard University are the other recipients...
Too much rainfall keeps farmers out of the fields (11/21/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Harvesting of row crops and planting of winter wheat are almost finished everywhere in Missouri except the Bootheel, where rainfall has kept soybean and cotton farmers out of the fields, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday...
News Corp. cancels O.J. Simpson book, TV special (11/21/06)
NEW YORK -- O.J. Simpson's book and TV special were canceled Monday, an astonishing end to an imaginary confession that had sickened the public as the worst kind of tabloid sensation. "I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns both Fox Broadcasting and publisher HarperCollins. "We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."...
SUV, train crash kills 3 in Illinois (11/21/06)
MARISSA, Ill. -- A coal train crashed into a sport utility vehicle crossing the tracks Monday, killing three people and injuring a fourth, officials said. The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. at the main railroad crossing in Marissa, about 40 miles southeast of St. Louis, Canadian National Railway Co. spokesman Jim Kvedaras said...
Johns Hopkins hospital pulls off first five-way kidney transplant (11/21/06)
BALTIMORE -- It took 12 surgeons, six operating rooms and five donors to pull it off, but five desperate strangers simultaneously received new organs in what hospital officials Monday described as the first-ever quintuple kidney transplant. All five recipients -- three men and two women -- were doing fine, as were the five organ donors, all women, said Eric Vohr, a spokesman at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center. ...
3 students killed in bus crash off Ala. interstate (11/21/06)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A school bus packed with high school students smashed through a guardrail along an overpass Monday and crashed nose-first 30 feet below, killing three teenage girls and injuring at least 30 other people, some critically, authorities said...
Japanese submarine collides with civilian cargo vessel (11/21/06)
TOKYO -- A Japanese submarine collided with a civilian cargo ship during exercises in waters off southern Japan Tuesday, defense officials said. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The Maritime Self-Defense Forces submarine grazed the civilian vessel during surfacing exercises about 30 miles off the southeastern coast of Miyazaki on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, a defense agency spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity in accord with agency policy...
Bush mulls choice to add or scale back Iraq troops (11/21/06)
BOGOR, Indonesia -- President Bush said Monday he isn't ready to decide between rival calls to increase or scale back U.S. troops in Iraq. Unruffled by street protests against his policy, he said they were a healthy sign of democracy in this Muslim nation...
Iranian president invites leaders of Iraq and Syria to Tehran for summit (11/21/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In an apparent bid to counter U.S. influence in the region, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited his Iraqi and Syrian counterparts to a weekend summit in Tehran to tackle the chaos in Iraq, Iraqi lawmakers said Monday. The diplomatic gambit coincided with a groundbreaking visit to Baghdad by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, who was challenged over Damascus' role in supporting the Sunni insurgency. ...
Mexican leftist Lopez Obrador swears self in as head of parallel government (11/21/06)
MEXICO CITY -- Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swore himself in as Mexico's "legitimate" president Monday, launching a parallel government he hopes will prevent President-elect Felipe Calderon from governing. The ceremony is the latest chapter in Lopez Obrador's unsuccessful battle for the presidency. ...
Perryville girls drop season opener 77-50 (11/21/06)
The Perryville's girls basketball team fell behind by 10 points at halftime and could not come back in a 77-50 loss to Dexter on Monday in its season opener at home. The Pirates trailed 36-26 at halftime, and Dexter pushed the lead to 20 by outscoring Perryville 19-9 in the third quarter. Kendra Schilli led the Pirates with 16 points, and Alyssa Bauwens had 13...
Sikeston boys grab top seed in tourney (11/21/06)
Seeds for the inaugural SEMO Conference basketball tournament are out with few surprises for the early December tournament. Sikeston earned the top seed following a runner-up finish in Class 4 last year, and Charleston is seeded second following its runner-up finish in Class 3. The tournament will begin Dec. 4 at Sikeston, where it currently is scheduled to take place annually...
Big 12 head of officials apologizes to Mizzou's Pinkel for blown call (11/21/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The timing couldn't have been worse. One day after Missouri inked football coach Gary Pinkel to a three-year contract extension and boosted his annual salary by $255,000, the Tigers lost 21-16 to a last-place Iowa State team on a bizarre, game-ending holding call that is already rivaling the infamous "fifth down" against Colorado and the end-zone kick and catch versus Nebraska in long-suffering fans' hall of misery...
Redhawks conclude homestand tonight (11/21/06)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team appears to have had a tendency to play either up or down to its level of competition through the early part of the season. Acting head coach John Ishee hopes the Redhawks (1-2) can avoid that tonight when they finish off a three-game homestand with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against NAIA Harris-Stowe (2-4)...
Project Redhawks: After highs and lows, Southeast landed 4-7 in Samuel's first year (11/21/06)
He would like to have finished with at least a few more wins, which could realistically have happened. But all in all, Tony Samuel came away relatively pleased with his first season as Southeast Missouri State's head football coach. Samuel believes he and his staff began to lay the foundation for a winning program, even though the Redhawks (4-7, 2-6 Ohio Valley Conference) lost six of their final seven games...
Australia's Thorpe calls it a career (11/21/06)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe retired from competitive swimming Tuesday at the age of 24, saying breaking records "wasn't as inspiring as it should have been." Thorpe said he decided at "2:53 on Sunday afternoon" not to swim at next year's world championships in Melbourne and to end his pro swimming career. ...
Rams' injury-riddled line is major obstacle (11/21/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Linehan, who came to the St. Louis Rams promising a balanced attack, resembled his pass-happy predecessor in his latest game. Linehan abandoned the run early and did a play-calling impersonation of Mike Martz in a 15-0 loss at Carolina on Sunday. The offensive line is hamstrung by Orlando Pace's season-ending triceps injury, this on top of losing center Andy McCollum early in the season...
Phils' Howard edges Pujols for NL MVP (11/21/06)
NEW YORK -- Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player on Monday after leading the majors in home runs and RBIs, beating out the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols for the honor. Howard received 20 first-place votes and 12 seconds for 388 points in balloting by a panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Pujols got 12 firsts, 19 seconds and one third for 347 points...
Jaguars hand 26-10 loss to Giants (11/21/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars wore all black, Jack Del Rio sported a blue tie, and Jacksonville's defense followed suit Monday night with a thorough bruising of the New York Giants. The Jaguars forced three turnovers, pressured Eli Manning into several poor throws and held Tiki Barber to a season-low 27 yards rushing in a 26-10 victory over the injury-riddled Giants...
New champ lags in fan popularity (11/21/06)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- There's an Internet video of a family in its kitchen watching October's last-lap wreck at Talladega. When Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson crash on the final lap, the family flies into an expletive-laden rage against Johnson...
Colts' Imperfections ultimately win out (11/21/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- If Tony Dungy didn't have the attention of his players when they were chasing perfection, he certainly does now. After complaining for weeks about the Colts' run defense and mental errors, and more recently a rash of turnovers, Dungy believes Sunday's loss to Dallas sent a stronger message...
Learning briefs 11/21/06 (11/21/06)
Jeremy Driskell, son of Dan and Gerry Driskell of Cape Girardeau, received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. n Mary Kramer of Perryville, Mo., was awarded the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Endowed Scholarship...
Prize ribbons the lastest fashion trend (11/21/06)
Everyone wants a little recognition. Maybe that's why prize ribbons -- the same ones you got for winning the science fair in grade school -- are becoming the latest fashion trend. Except this time around instead of just blue, red and white, designers are fancying them up in an array of colors and styles and offering them to carry as a purse, for pinning on your winter coat or for wearing as a wristlet...
Thrifting for style: Local high school students save a few bucks by shopping at consignment stores (11/21/06)
A fashion trend is sweeping through the halls of Central High School and it has a group of followers they like to call themselves "thrifters." Long ago are the lunch table conversations about stores such as Hollister, American Eagle, The Buckle or PacSun. At Central, students talk about their "thrifting" escapades to local thrift stores like Annie Laurie's, Teen Challenge or the Salvation Army...
Baby doll offers lessons in parenting (11/21/06)
Becca had a baby last week, but only for a day and it wasn't real. It was only a doll. But it cried like a real baby, much to her dismay. Becca had to take care of it as part of a high school class. She brought it home from school in a car seat. She had to hold it, change diapers and even feed it a fake bottle when it was "hungry."...
Director Rob Marshall creates some razzle dazzle on tribute to Tony Bennett (11/21/06)
NEW YORK -- Rob Marshall admits he had difficulty holding his emotions in check while directing the opening sequence of the Tony Bennett TV special. There was Bennett on stage in the empty art deco Los Angeles Theater, singing Charlie Chaplin's tender ballad "Smile," when Barbra Streisand makes a dramatic entrance...
More than fair success (11/21/06)
Surveying a long line of job applicants at the Show Me Center Oct. 17, industrial recruiter Mitch Robinson summed up the situation this way: "Wow, that's great." Great for the Southeast Missourian-sponsored job fair -- which saw its largest turnout ever. ...
NARS founder got his start in Cape (11/21/06)
Chris Buehrle is president and founder of an international company that has more than 1,000 employees. He has call centers in St. Louis, Jamaica and Panama. His client list includes more than 25 Fortune 500 companies. But Buehrle got his start right here, born 39 years ago at Southeast Missouri Hospital and attended St. Mary School...
Tax Liens (11/21/06)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of October are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Building Permits (11/21/06)
Commercial building permits recorded at the Cape Girardeau Division of Inspection Services Office during October n Flentge Contracting Co., 97 N. Kingshighway, Keystone Design Inc., remodel (Re/Max Realty), $2,500 n Penzel Construction Co., 3427 William, Penzel Construction Co., remodel (Bank of Missouri), $500,000...
Bankruptcies (11/21/06)
Bankruptcies filed through October for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Viewpoint: Raising minimum wage helps low-income workers, doesn't result in job loss (11/21/06)
It has been nearly 10 years since the minimum wage was raised, and since then, the cost of things like gas, health care, and housing have continued to rise, making it harder and harder for low-wage workers to make ends meet. Since the last federal minimum wage increase in 1996-97, 22 states (and the District of Columbia) have elected to increase their state minimum wage above the federal level. ...
Viewpoint: The negative effects of the minimum wage (11/21/06)
Various state legislators and interest groups around the United States are pushing for increases in the minimum wage. In California, for example, even Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger now advocates raising the state minimum wage from its current $6.75 an hour to $7.75 by July 2007. But when the minimum wage law confronts the law of demand, the law of demand wins every time. And the real losers are the most marginal workers -- the ones who will be out of a job...
Downtown the place to dine in increasingly competitive field, restaurant owners say (11/21/06)
In the restaurant world, fast food places have their niche. But for fine dining, for exquisite service, for something special -- in Cape Girardeau anyway -- downtown is the place to go. Locally owned restaurants are holding their own in other parts of the city, but restaurants make the downtown area a dining destination...
Movies, TV, spin office life into comic relief (11/21/06)
Every office has one, or three. There's the blissfully unaware inappropriate one: "This is our receptionist, Pam. If you think she's cute now, you should have seen her a couple years ago." Or the one who hates his job: "So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."...
Inspectors, eateries work to keep restaurant's facilities flawless (11/21/06)
The list is long -- local restaurants, taverns, school cafeterias, grocery stores, daycare centers, lodging establishments, VFW posts, snack bars at golf courses, and kitchens at churches and jails. But you'll be glad once you know why. If food is prepared there, those places are subject to inspections by an environmental public health specialist from the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center...
Business briefs (11/21/06)
Specialized Office Services, Inc., at 229 N. Kingshighway is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year. The company offers a full line of office equipment and supplies. The main focus of the business is the sale and service of copiers, printers, digital duplicators, graphic arts equipment and paper handling equipment...
Names in the news (11/21/06)
Cape Girardeau lawyer Donald Dickerson has been honored as a senior counselor of the Missouri Bar. The title is given to lawyers who have reached the age of 75 or who have been admitted to the Bar for 50 years. The recognition ceremonies were during the opening luncheon at the Missouri Bar annual meeting in St. Louis on Sept. 28. A total of 117 members of the Missouri Bar were presented with the designation at the luncheon...
New restaurants owners say tweaking -- not overhaul -- is on menu (11/21/06)
New owners. Established restaurant. Will they make changes? If so, will the changes be welcomed? New owners of some well-known Cape Girardeau restaurants say if they have anything to say about it, no one will really notice a difference. Brian Noto and his wife Quantella Anderson-Noto took over Mollie's and re-opened it in September after a month-long renovation. Brian acknowledges that Mollie's was "a little rough around the edges," but that was mostly at the management level...
Shannon Davis: McDonald's owner says super-sized job keeps him satisfied (11/21/06)
As Shannon Davis puts it, McDonald's is in his blood. Davis' father, Jerry Davis, started the first McDonald's in Cape Girardeau nearly 40 years ago, so the 38-year-old Davis grew up around Big Mac's, apple pies and french fries. "It was cool," Davis said recently. "I didn't know any other life. I've just kind of been around it forever."...
Contracts awarded for construction of $900 million cement plant (11/21/06)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- When Holcim (US) Inc. in 1999 announced its plans to build the country's largest cement plant along the Mississippi River at Lee Island in northern Ste. Genevieve County, the projected cost was $600 million, and company officials said the plant could be operational by the end of 2003...
The delight in dining: Cape restaurants have their plates full (11/21/06)
Restaurants not only serve your favorite food, they also put plenty of economic sauce on the business dish. By enticing customers to frequent them, restaurants create many jobs and generate tax revenue. A recent National Restaurant Association report says one out of five meals consumed by Americans -- 4.3 meals a week -- is prepared in a commercial operation and the most popular meal is lunch...
Imogene "Jane" Tucker (11/21/06)
Imogene Jane Tucker, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Nov. 19, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 15, 1914, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Leo and Ida Mae Eaker Slinkard. Jane worked for 19 years at David Electric in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Lottie Wille (11/21/06)
Lottie "Jane" Wille, 87 of Jackson, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of Albert and Dona Hobeck Friese. She and Ollie F. Wille were married Oct. 9, 1943, in Cape Girardeau. He passed away July 19, 2003...
Sharon Brockmeyer (11/21/06)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Sharon Swindell Eakin Brockmeyer, 59, of Bell City, Mo., passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born Aug. 9, 1947, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Lester and Wanda Fischer Swindell...
Billy Buck (11/21/06)
Billy W. Buck, 69, of Cape Girardeau left his mortal body and went home from where he came on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Gir¿ardeau. He was born on Nov. 12, 1937, in Wardell, Mo., the son of the late Churchill and Blanche (Wheeler) Buck. He and Shirley (Osborn) Buck were married on Jan. 15, 1968, in Hillsboro, Mo...
Alma Eaker (11/21/06)
Alma Eva Eaker, 97, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1909, in the Club Creek community of Bollinger County, daughter of Ralph and Maggie Shell Wiseman. She and Lee Eaker were married Aug. 13, 1925...
Edward McKee (11/21/06)
Edward "Pete" Anson McKee, 87, of Scott City died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Jan. 5, 1919, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late William F. McKee Sr. and Jeffie Olivia Warrington McKee. McKee was employed as an insurance examiner with the state of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army 140th Infantry Division in World War II...
Jean Markert (11/21/06)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Jean Markert, 75, of Wolf Lake died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Grand Tower, Ill., daughter of Riley and Esther Foster Knight. She and Marion Markert were married on May 29, 1954, at Tunica, Miss...
James Jones (11/21/06)
James Jones James Hartwell Jones, 93, of Oran, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born April 18, 1913, in Mascoutah, Ill., son of John Robert Jones and Callie Susanna Darrah Jones. He and Catherine Theresa Schott were married May 29, 1939...
Lyman Cartner (11/21/06)
Lyman Wayne Cartner, 65, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born April 24, 1941, at Cairo, Ill., son of William Wayne and Nadine Halbin Cartner. Cartner retired from the U.S. ...
Lona Ruch (11/21/06)
Lona Ruch ST. ELIZABETH, Mo. -- Lona M. Ruch, 90, of St. Elizabeth, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at St. Elizabeth. She was born Dec. 19, 1915, at Biehle, Mo., daughter of the late Isadore and Albertine Schemel Ruch. Ruch was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth, a member of the United Auto Workers and a former member of St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle...
Andrew Kieffer (11/21/06)
KELSO, Mo. -- Andrew Frank Kieffer, 88, of Kelso died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 22, 1918, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Frank Joseph and Mary Bles Kieffer. He and Lucille Uding were married July 15, 1944...
Cape fire 11/21/06 (11/21/06)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 4:17 p.m., emergency medical services in the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 4:45 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at 495 S. Mount Auburn Road. n At 5:21 p.m., a carbon dioxide alarm at 1914 Randol Ave...
Cape/Jackson police report 11/21/06 (11/21/06)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n A subject was in custody pending filing of formal charges for driving while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with only one illuminated taillight after dark and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license...
Out of the Past 11/21/06 (11/21/06)
25 years ago: Nov. 21, 1981 What local school administrators believe began with a Central High School student researching the Ku Klux Klan mushroomed into racial suspicion and innuendo between some black and white students; by Friday, after a week of growing tension, rumors filled the school that demonstrations and organizational meetings of both the Klan and the Black Panthers were being scheduled at the school...
State schools (11/21/06)
Missouri officials are trying to squelch rumors that Gov. Matt Blunt's agenda includes closing some state schools for severely handicapped students like Parkview State School in Cape Girardeau. The genesis of the rumors, it seems, is a study initiated last year by Blunt. A St. Joseph, Mo., company was asked to evaluate the delivery of services to severely handicapped students and to review the operations of similar facilities in other states for possible improvements in Missouri...
SEMO's priorities are misplaced (11/21/06)
To the editor: To my fellow broke students, and those who exploit our poverty: After reviewing my online Southeast Missouri State University statements and totaling my parking tickets since August 1999, I was hardly amazed to realize I have been fined a total of $2,272.50, and that's on top of parking permits I paid $360 for, not to mention endless dorm damage fees, phone fees, lab and library fees, medical and activity fees, graduation and bookstore fees, recreation and transcript fees and mystery fees, like Legacy, SAM and ID, and, of course, room, board and tuition.. ...
Stores need better access (11/21/06)
To the editor: I took my mother to the mall in Cape Girardeau. She and I were in tears by the time we left there. My mother has to use a power chair to get around. It's not that the crowd of people that was the problem. The stores were the problem. ...
Speak Out 11/21/06 (11/21/06)
Planning ... for trip? One of my daughter's teachers at Central High School was pumping gas in the middle of the morning on a weekday. When I asked if he was out sick, he said he was on his planning period. Why would he get to leave the building and buy gas if he's supposed to be at his desk planning? It sounds like the principal doesn't know where his teachers are...
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