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Stories from Thursday, February 22, 2007

Harper Lee biographer overcomes 'cold trail' (02/22/07)
It is possible to write a biography of a subject who won't be interviewed and encourages all of her friends and family to do the same. Charles Shields' biography of Harper Lee, the often reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," sidesteps just this problem...
Four vying for Cape airport contract (02/22/07)
Carriers seeking to win the two-year contract to provide flight service out of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport have submitted bids in recent weeks to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Essential Air Service program. Proposed destinations are Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., and Cincinnati. The two most likely options are St. Louis and Cincinnati, said airport manager Bruce Loy...
Support for MOHELA bill qualified (02/22/07)
Area lawmakers are giving qualified support to a Senate bill combining the sale of student loan assets to pay for campus buildings with new restrictions on tuition. While the complex measure is being worked on privately -- and fought over publicly -- in Jefferson City, Southeast Missouri State University president Ken Dobbins said through an assistant that he doesn't want to upset chances of making the bill more to his liking...
Bankruptcies (02/22/07)
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, , Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Building Permits (02/22/07)
Commercial building permits recorded at the Cape Girardeau Division of Inspection Services Office during January n Columbia Construction Corp., 1080 Silver Springs Road, Phillip B. Smith-Architect, new building (Career and Technology Center), $1,400,000...
Tax Liens (02/22/07)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of January 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...
Business Licenses (02/22/07)
Cape Girardeau County Business licenses recorded at the Cape Girardeau Collector's Office during January.n Acorn Products of Jackson, 300 N. Maryland, Jackson n 8 Seconds, 1000 N. Sprigg, Cape Girardeau n Cape Rock Winery, 12114, Highway A, Cape Girardeau...
Hail damage from storms reported in Scott Co. (02/22/07)
Storms that moved through the area early Tuesday night dumped large hail on Scott and Stoddard counties. Scott City Police Lt. Dave Leemon said Wednesday the police department received only one call about a smashed windshield, but heard information about several vehicles in town having windows smashed from massive hail that swept through the area around 6:30 p.m...
Home on wheels: The RV industry keeps on movin' (02/22/07)
By Linda Redeffer Business Today Recreational vehicles -- RVs -- as an industry have set up camp in the American economy and look to be settling in. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, wholesale shipments of RVs peaked in 2005 and show no signs of slowing down. More RVs were shipped in the first nine months of 2006 than the first three quarters of any year since 1974, according to the RVIA. The RV industry, according to the RVIA, is a $14 billion-a-year endeavor...
Travel in the age of Internet: How local travel agencies deal with the World Wide Web (02/22/07)
It's no secret that travelers have increased their use of the Internet for planning and booking vacations. Predictions for 2007 say nearly 40 million U.S. households will book travel online, spending $86 billion on airline tickets, lodging, cars, intercity rail, cruises and packages, according to an article on forrester.com, an independent technology and market research website...
The business of books: Local authors discuss what it took to get published (02/22/07)
By Ellen Shuck Business Today "It took me about 20 years to get from idea into book stores," says Morley Swingle. His first attempt came at age 19, as a creative writing major in college. The book was rejected, though a professor encouraged Swingle to write about a different subject...
From bed bugs to cabin pressure: The health risks of traveling outside the U.S. and how to avoid them (02/22/07)
By Patti Miinch Business Today International travel means more preparation than packing a suitcase and having your passport renewed. There's also the risk of travel-related illness to take into account. Local health experts say there are some simple steps to take to avoid such health problems though...
FAA budget shortfall delays plane production at Cape airport (02/22/07)
By Jim Obert Business Today More than 16 months after relocating to Cape Girardeau Regional Airport from Bethany, Okla., Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. has not yet built a plane, but progress is being made. Joel Hartstone, CEO and president of the company, said production is about four months behind schedule, "but we should be able to have our first plane in the air by summertime."...
Traveling salesman: CVB director Chuck Martin discusses selling the city of Cape (02/22/07)
By Liz Bertrand Business Today Ever since Chuck Martin was a little boy, he has loved to travel. So it makes sense that he chose a job where he meets travelers every day. As director at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor's Bureau, he gives visitors tips on sights to see while their visiting the area...
International business travel -- local businesses get first-hand look at their imports (02/22/07)
By Jim Obert Business Today Susan Younghouse stands amid rows of shelves packed with what some people would call nifty nicknacks -- decorative vases, angels holding onto blue clouds, Old West items such as six-shooter lamps and small cowboy boots, farm animals, hand-painted plates, figurines, all made of polyresin and all imported from China...
Verizon donates to domestic violence advocacy organizations (02/22/07)
Verizon Wireless donated $8,000 to four domestic violence advocacy organizations in Southeast Missouri, $10,000 to five central Missouri agencies and $7,000 to a statewide coalition based in Jefferson City. Verizon Wireless awarded $2,000 each to four Southeast Missouri domestic violence outreach organizations: Safe House for Women Inc. ...
Parents Without Partners March schedule (02/22/07)
n A meeting/orientation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 2 at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. Program will be "Oh, But Ya Gotta Have Friends," presented by Bonnie Cochran. Free, open to the public. n Parents Without Partners will attend a movie as a family activity at 1:30 p.m. March 4. Meet at Cape West Cine 14. Cost is free to members' children and/or up to two grandchildren or foster children. Open to the public...
Medical officer wins mentor award (02/22/07)
Air Force Reserve Maj. Michael K. Ramsey has been named Mentor of the Year. Selection was based on exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, significant self-improvement, specific achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support. ...
Community briefs 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Cape Evening Optimists change meeting place The Cape Evening Optimist Club has changed its meeting place to My Daddy's Cheesecke, 265 S. Broadview St., Cape Girardeau. Meetings are still at 6 p.m. Thursdays. New members welcome. Call 335-0304 for more information...
Region briefs 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Motorcycle, truck collide on Cape street A two-vehicle collision on South Kingshighway Wednesday afternoon sent one motorist to the hospital. Cape Girardeau fire battallion chief Steve Niswonger said emergency crews were called to the scene at 12:37 p.m. ...
Hanaway speaks on child endangerment, meth facts at public meeting in Jackson (02/22/07)
Catherine L. Hanaway, federal prosecutor for Missouri's eastern district, spoke at a public meeting Wednesday about child endangerment and methamphetamine. The meeting was held by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Noon Optimist Club at Delmonico's restaurant in Jackson...
Cairo Firemen's Pension Fund Board demands city pay its bill in full (02/22/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo hasn't paid the bill for its firefighters' pensions, and the board overseeing the retirement fund wants the money. In letters sent to city officials this week, the Cairo Firemen's Pension Fund Board demanded immediate payment of $96,101.98 that has been collected in taxes dedicated to the pension fund. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
9 a.m. today County Administration Building 1 Barton Square Jackson Routine business n Payroll change forms. n Letter of resignation from Debbie Deneke -- Riverside Regional Library Board of Trustees. n Status report on workers compensation claim. n Little River Drainage District invoice for mowing Ditch No. 1...
Old Town Cape gives itself, district good report card for 2006 (02/22/07)
Old Town Cape, the not-for-profit group charged with championing downtown causes, gave itself and its district a good report card this week. Presented at Tuesday night's Cape Girardeau City Council session, the report showed a downtown area attracting more jobs and businesses than it loses...
Tractor-trailer overturns on Interstate 55 (02/22/07)
By C.M. Schmidlkofer Southeast Missourian At about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer southbound on Interstate 55 smashed into a construction sign telling drivers to merge to the right, and then rolled over into the median, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
The power of Wiggles (02/22/07)
On Wednesday night, the Show Me Center belonged to the children. They danced in the aisles, they danced in their chairs, they raised their hands up high, they sang, they did basically whatever they wanted. The children owned the arena, and it was The Wiggles that empowered them...
Diversity matters in news coverage, Davis lecturer says (02/22/07)
Most of America's newsrooms have few minority reporters or editors despite the fact that minorities make up a third of the nation's population, a black journalism professor and former newspaper editor says. Pearl Stewart, who was the first black woman to serve as editor of a major daily newspaper in the United States, lectured at Southeast Missouri State University on Wednesday...
Mo. House approves $124 million to cover additional expenses (02/22/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state House voted Thursday to approve $124 million to cover additional government spending, a portion of which would be used for education and ethanol. The supplemental budget covers expenses that were not accounted for last spring when lawmakers passed the state's $21 billion budget, which runs through June 30...
Mo. lawmakers look to increase cooperation between state, church (02/22/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some state lawmakers want to encourage the government to team more often with religious groups in providing social services. The Senate gave initial approval Thursday to legislation requiring the Department of Social Services to designate regional liaisons to faith-based organizations that could help people in need of state assistance...
House bill would give utilities broader tree-trimming power (02/22/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Electric companies would have broader power to trim trees near power lines, even without a landowner's permission, under legislation a House panel began considering Wednesday. The bill follows a series of winter storms that disrupted power to hundreds of thousands around Missouri, some for a week or more...
Advocacy group demands Southern Baptists do more to stop sex abuse (02/22/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The victims' advocates who dogged the Roman Catholic Church over sex abuse by its clergy have now turned their attention to the Southern Baptists, accusing America's largest Protestant denomination of also failing to root out molesters...
Cheney slams Democrats on Iraq (02/22/07)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday harshly criticized the Iraq strategy advocated by Democratic leaders in Congress, saying their approach would "validate the al-Qaida strategy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back that Cheney's remarks were out of bounds...
British pullout may signal end of coalition (02/22/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's "coalition of the willing," long seen by much of the world as a shell for a largely U.S. operation in Iraq, is quickly becoming a coalition of the unwilling. Even as Bush sends more American forces to Baghdad, longtime war ally Tony Blair is pulling out British troops. Denmark is leaving. Lithuania says it may withdraw its tiny 53 troop contingent...
Iran calls for talks with the U.S. but continues to defy Security Council (02/22/07)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran called Wednesday for talks with the United States -- but despite a U.N. Security Council deadline did not budge on council demands that it mothball its uranium enrichment program or face harsher sanctions. Amid Iran's nuclear defiance, the U.N. nuclear watchdog finalized a report to be released today that is expected to formally confirm the Islamic republic's refusal to freeze enrichment -- a conclusion that could subject it to tougher U.N. sanctions...
Chlorine bomb strikes again; hostile fire downed Black Hawk (02/22/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents exploded a truck carrying chlorine gas canisters Wednesday -- the second such "dirty" chemical attack in two days -- while a U.S. official said ground fire apparently forced the downing of a Black Hawk helicopter. All nine aboard the aircraft were rescued...
Bulldogs advance to title contest (02/22/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Notre Dame girls basketball team survived nerves and a two-point first quarter to hold off third-seeded Dexter 52-44 on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 1 tournament. Notre Dame will face No. 1 Fredericktown in the finals at 6 p.m. on Friday...
St. Vincent girls win at Scott City (02/22/07)
Jessica Welker had 14 points and Lacey Siegmund netted 12 points as St. Vincent picked up a 56-39 nonconference victory at Scott City. Kelley Hicks scored 11 to lead Scott City. St. Vincent 56, Scott City 39 ST. VINCENT (56) -- Jessica Welker 14, Lacey Siegmund 12, Elizabeth Rozier 9, Courtney Besand 8, Brooke Brown 5, Kelsey Cissell 4, Lynne Zoellner 4. FG 19, FT 12-16, F 17 (3-pointers: Brown 1, Welker 1. Fouled out: Miranda Holmes)...
Jackson hits free throws when it counts vs. Mules (02/22/07)
ARNOLD -- Free throws were an adventure for the first 31 minutes of the MSHSAA Class 5 District 1 semifinal game between Jackson and Poplar Bluff Wednesday night. The two teams combined to make just 12 of 34 tries during that stretch. But with the game on the line, top-seeded Jackson converted four free throws in a row in the final 22 seconds and escaped with a 59-53 victory over the Mules...
Central's shots don't fall in 63-51 semifinal loss to Hillsboro (02/22/07)
ARNOLD -- Central boys basketball coach Drew Church summed up his team's 63-51 loss to Hillsboro in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 5 District 1 Tournament with one sentence. "They hit some shots and we did not," Church said after the game Wednesday night at Fox High School. "Shots that we usually make just did not go in tonight. You have nights like that in this game."...
Southeast's basketball season finales to air on WQWQ on Saturday night (02/22/07)
The Southest Redhawks men's and women's basketball teams' final regular season games, scheduled for Saturday night at Jacksonville State in Alabama will be broadcast live on WQWQ. The women's game is slated for 5 p.m., with the men's game to follow at 7:30 p.m...
Redhawks in role of underdogs in track (02/22/07)
Is Southeast Missouri State's string of Ohio Valley Conference women's track and field titles about to end? Coach Joey Haines isn't ready to concede anything, but he admits that's a realistic possibility. Haines said Southeast's women won't be favored when the two-day OVC indoor meet begins Friday in Charleston, Ill...
Redhawks seek share of OVC title on road trip (02/22/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team, while perfect in Ohio Valley Conference home games this season, has been only average in OVC road play. But as the Redhawks shoot for their second straight OVC regular-season title this week in Alabama, they left Cape Girardeau on Wednesday with plenty of confidence that they can seal the deal away from the Show Me Center...
Magic number still one for Redhawks to reach tourney (02/22/07)
Although Southeast Missouri State has been beaten soundly in its last two games, the Redhawks have suffered their share of heart-breaking Ohio Valley Conference losses. The toughest to take were consecutive home defeats to Jacksonville State and Samford in a span of three days during December...
Area bowling scoreds 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
West Park Lanes Submitted Feb. 19 MEN High games -- Chuck Bertran 289, Matt Bass 279, Michael McGuire 279, Tim Sadler 278, Terry Pearson 276, Dave Schaupert 268, Dan Shackles 266, Phil Franklin 266, Dan Atkinson 263, Mike Ireland 263, Eric Langston 258, Brad Glorioso 257, Ralph James 257, Richard Schroeder 254, Richard Collins 251, Darryl James 248, Rodney Lacey 247, Sam Bell 247, J.P. ...
Area running results 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Presidents day 5K 1, Logan Davis 17:20; 2, Brian Kelpe 17:42; 3, Dillion Klaffer 18:03; 4, Brian Eaves 18:13; 5, Billy Leighton 18:19; 6, Wynn McLellan 18:45; 7, Shawn Owens 20:15; 8, Mark Valliere 20:21; 9, Rhett Obermann 20:49; 10, Tomoaki Nomi 20:57; 11, Blake Senciboy 21:05; 12, Jordan Yahn 21:11; 13, A.J. ...
Illiniwek goes out with win (02/22/07)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Warren Carter scored 18 points Wednesday night to pace a second-half surge, leading Illinois (20-9, 8-6 Big Ten) to a 54-42 win over Michigan. The school's controversial mascot, Chief Illiniwek, took center stage at Assembly Hall for one last performance at halftime...
Ames has short day, but wins this time (02/22/07)
MARANA, Ariz. -- Stephen Ames had another short day of work Wednesday, with one notable exception. This time, he gets to stay. One year after he suffered the worst defeat in tournament history, Ames experienced the flip side of this event by making seven birdies in 11 holes to bury Robert Karlsson of Sweden, 8 and 7, in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship...
Perennial contenders fall behind after Daytona (02/22/07)
Some of NASCAR's biggest stars left Daytona International Speedway in big holes. Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth -- the past five Cup series champions -- wrecked in the season opener and finished well back in the points race. Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. had similar results...
Salt in your diet (02/22/07)
While health officials recommend limiting your salt intake to one teaspoon per day, the American Heart Association estimates the average American consumes up to three teaspoons of salt daily. Local dietitians say the salt shaker on the dinner table isn't where we consume most of our sodium -- it's in prepacked meals and snacks...
Health news 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Heart and health screenings available at Saint Francis February is American Heart Month, which makes it the perfect time to get a heart screening. No appointments are necessary for the heart and heath screenings, which are offered from 7 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Francis Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center lobby atrium, 150 S. ...
Hanging with the krewe (02/22/07)
Feb. 22, 2007 Dear Pat, The last Mardi Gras parade DC and I went to was in New Orleans a few years back. After the parade went by our spot on St. Charles Avenue, we drove down to the French Quarter. That was an error in judgment. A wave of alcohol-propelled humanity leaving the Quarter treated us like a twig in a Subaru. We were sort of scared...
Hopeful health news (02/22/07)
About this time of year, when the dewey-eyed hope of our new year's resolutions start fading into cynicism, we need a new dose of hope. As your eagle-eyed health columnist, I can provide this. There is plenty of optimistic news coming our way for improving your health. Here are a few that have caught my eye...
Music companies target colleges in latest effort against downloads (02/22/07)
WASHINGTON -- Cracking down on college students, the music industry is sending thousands more complaints to top universities this school year than it did last year as it targets music illegally downloaded over campus computer networks. A few schools, including Ohio and Purdue universities, already have received more than 1,000 complaints accusing individual students since last fall -- significant increases over the past school year. ...
Rev. Harley Showalter (02/22/07)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- The Rev. Harley Joe Showalter Sr., 58, of Villa Ridge, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at his home. He was born Dec. 1, 1948, at Cairo, son of Harry and Clara Showalter. Showalter was the owner of the H.S. Auto Salvage Yard in Cairo and was founder and pastor of God's House in Villa Ridge...
Katherine Ward (02/22/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Katherine V. Ward, 90, of Anna died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Union County Hospital. She was born Sept. 4, 1916, in Colusa, Calif., daughter of Roland and Bessie Rothgeb Elwell. She and Gerald Wayne Ward were married in 1970. He died Sept. 11, 1990...
Sylvester Bohnert (02/22/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sylvester A. Bohnert, 94, of Perryville died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at the Perry County Nursing Home. He was born June 21, 1912, in Perry County, Mo., son of Ignatius A. and Anna Schnurbusch Bohnert. He and Albertine Wibbenmeyer were married March 4, 1935, and she died June 1, 1994. He and Gladys D. Mattingly were married May 30, 1995, and she died July 6, 2001...
Bobbie Etherton (02/22/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Bobbie D. Etherton, 79, of Olive Branch died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. He was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Gary, Ind., son of Fred and Mary Irene Boucher Etherton. Etherton was a retired floor tile setter and a member of McClure American Legion Post...
Phillip Rothschild (02/22/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Phillip E. Rothschild, 92, of Anna died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Oct. 2, 1914, at Wyatt, Mo., son of Phillip I. and Byha A. Duty Rothschild. He and Beulah S. Smith were married April 23, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Christina Carlton (02/22/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Christina A. Carlton, 92, of Advance died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, at Glennon, Mo., daughter of James and Ethel Hendrickson Livers. She and Austin Carlton were married Oct. 31, 1931, in Piggott, Ark. He died July 3, 1974...
Steven Evans (02/22/07)
Steven Howard Evans, 38, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Earl Donnie Bell officiating. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Clifford Irwin (02/22/07)
Clifford M. Irwin, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at his home. He was born June 25, 1924, in Scott County, Mo., son of Walter and Dora Haney Irwin, his great-grandparents having migrated from England. He was one of a family of 12 -- eight boys and four girls. He graduated from Oran High School and attended the Ford Motor Institute for sales and management for the auto business...
Glenda Davidson (02/22/07)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Glenda Davidson, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 27, 1935, at Clover Bend, Ark., to Sid and Christina Golden Steele. She was united in marriage to Jim Davidson Dec. 3, 1983. Glenda was traffic manager where she supervised shipping, receiving, warehousing and inventory at Frolic Footwear in Jonesboro for 28 years, retiring nine years ago...
Roy Gruenwald (02/22/07)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Roy Charles Gruenwald, 67, of Frohna died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born April 5, 1939, near Altenburg, Mo., son of Theodore R. and Alma R. Schuessler Gruenwald. He and Helen Norma Jean Rubel were married June 13, 1959...
Zola Huckstep (02/22/07)
Zola A. Huckstep, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Meart and Vurda May Stoops. She and Willmon Huckstep were married 64 years, having married Feb. 1, 1943, in St. Louis...
Helen Crow (02/22/07)
Helen Maxine Crow, 78, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at her home. She was born April 8, 1928, to Glen and Viola Stewart of Independence City, Va. After finishing high school and attending college on the East Coast, she began her work career with Household Finance, quickly rising to regional manager, and traveling across the U.S. setting up new offices for the company...
Kamryn VanDeven (02/22/07)
Kamryn Olivia VanDeven was born Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. She never drew a breath on this Earth, but she is very loved and is with her heavenly Father. Survivors include her parents, Kasey Hecht and Josh VanDeven of Jackson; grandparents, Stephen and Kim M. ...
Mary Estes (02/22/07)
Mary C. Estes, 104 years and 11 months, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Peters Manor Care Center in St. Peters, Mo. She was born March 8, 1902, in Mayfield, Mo., daughter of William and Ida Johnson Limbaugh. She and James Estes were married Nov. 5, 1927. He passed away April 26, 1974...
Cape police report 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Cape fire report 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
n At 3:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of North Main Street. n At 3:31 p.m., trash fire in the 500 block of Linden Street. n At 3:37 p.m., citizen assist in the 1500 block of West Cape Rock Drive. n At 7:04 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of Clark Avenue...
Out of the past 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Those who thought the days of $1-a-gallon gasoline were gone are wrong; in Millersville, Ed's U Pump -- a small, self-service outlet -- is marketing regular grade gasoline at $1.009, a price that seems to be the lowest in the immediate area. Cape Girardeau's two Libson Stores will remain open despite the company's reorganization under federal bankruptcy laws, a company official says; the St. ...
NCLB rewrite (02/22/07)
It's been five years since the No Child Left Behind Act went into effect. As planned, the federal effort to impose higher standards and more accountability is due for a rewrite this year. Lawmakers say the aim will be to make commonsense changes that reflect some of the real-world issues schools have encountered in complying with the law...
We need to finish what we started (02/22/07)
To the editor:I no longer wonder what is wrong in our country. We have brought up our children to believe now that they do not have to finish what they start. Look at our government. Congress cannot finish what it started. And it will cost us a whole lot more than we've lost already in 9-11. Don't believe me? Keep watching for the future. We'll be in it more than we were before. The terrorists are hoping we get our troops out of there and leave Iraq defenseless...
Slow mail from Tennessee (02/22/07)
To the editor:I would like to know what is wrong with the U.S. Postal Service in Cape Girardeau. I live in LaVergne, Tenn. My brother and his family live in Cape Girardeau. It is virtually impossible for them to receive mail from me. I mailed my brother two birthday cards from Tennessee on Feb 9. ...
Can't judge on appearances (02/22/07)
To the editor:Recently I read an article regarding Chief Paul White Eagle of the AhNiYvWiYa tribe. I've known Chief Paul about seven years. He is as real as the sun that rises from the east every day. He's kind to everyone, and I'm proud to be his friend. His kindness and knowledge are unmeasurable...
Black history in public schools (02/22/07)
To the editor:I have a growing problem with the coverage Black History Month continues to draw. I have an even bigger problem with the fact that public schools are allowing Black History Month into schools. The children have no choice in the matter and in some cases are misled as to the facts about any particular black hero. ...
Presidential campaigns questioned (02/22/07)
To the editor:Presidential bids are a waste of money, just like presidential debates without questions from the general population. People put politicians into office to do a job, so politicians owe their constituents the truth. Without the truth, the whole political process is a waste of money...
Speak Out 2/22/07 (02/22/07)
Need health care; Win or get out; Sirens in Cape; End of the story; Variable tips; Cost of coins; Hot issue; Seat-belt laws; Political discourse; Safety rules; Global changes; Downtown lights; School concerns; Selling forests; Government-on-demand; Expensive lights; Balloons in trash
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