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Some still lack fire protection (02/26/07)
The number of businesses on Nash Road that aren't officially protected by a fire department has gotten smaller in the past two years, though some businesses along the road still have no protection. Nash Road has for years been a "no man's land" in terms of fire protection. ...
Police: Recent robberies not a trend (02/26/07)
Police don't think a recent string of armed robberies in Cape Girardeau signal an increasing trend. What is unusual is the proximity of some of the incidents, said Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Jason Selzer. So far this year, there have been four armed robberies, three at local businesses...
RegionsAir cuts prices (02/26/07)
RegionsAir, the AmericanConnection carrier operating out of the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, is cutting prices across the five states it serves to try to put passengers back in the air. Previously, the lowest one-way fare to St. Louis was $213 and the lowest roundtrip fare was $426. Now, after the price cuts, the lowest one-way fare is $101.50 and the lowest roundtrip is $114. All of the figures include taxes...
Community cuisine 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
St. Ann's PCCW serves dinner March 11 in Oran Everyone is invited to a fund-raiser for charitable activities from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Highway 77 in Oran, Mo. The menu includes roast beef and gravy, fried chicken, chicken and dressing, homemade bread and all the trimmings. Children under 6 eat free...
Military digest 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
Armour promotion in National Guard Dan Armour of Sikeston, Mo., was recently promoted to command sergeant major for the Missouri National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion. Armour has been serving as the acting battalion command sergeant major since the 1140th was deployed to Louisiana for support during the Hurricane Katrina cleanup efforts in September 2005. ...
'Blue suede shoes' is the theme of annual gala at Arena Building (02/26/07)
This year's American Cancer Society Annual Gala theme is "Blue Suede Shoes." While the theme appeals to rock and rollers, the song incorporates elements of blues, country and pop music. With such a wide appeal, the event's goal of raising more than $50,000 should come easy. Tina Weber, event co-chairwoman, said the event raised $46,000 last year with more than 350 people in attendance...
Community briefs 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
Scott County Women in Ag learn about ferns The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the USDA Office on Highway 77 in Benton, Mo. Elis Holstein will speak to the group about ferns. All women are invited to attend. The organization is for women who share an interest in gardening, cooking, farming, family activities or helping the community. For more information, contact Kay Dover at (573) 545-9027...
Four injured in single-car accident near Fruitland (02/26/07)
A single-vehicle accident Sunday sent one woman to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Three others also sustained minor injuries. Joseph M. Jones, 26, of Villa Ridge, Mo., was southbound on Interstate 55 at about 10:47 a.m. two miles south of Fruitland when the 2004 Jeep he was driving ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, a MSHP report said...
Winners named Sunday in 'Art for the Health of It' exhibition (02/26/07)
The winners of the Art for the Health of It juried exhibition were announced Sunday during a ceremony at the Southeast Missouri Hospital surgical waiting area. Art for the Health of It is a contest and exhibition sponsored by the hospital and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri that focuses on the healing power of art by placing art in a hospital setting, where it can be viewed by patients, their families and their doctors...
Results from last week's online poll 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
Expressing the moment (02/26/07)
It was the impassioned writings of Lady Mary Chundleigh and Dudley Randall that moved New Madrid High School student Kristian Twyman to choose them for Sunday's Poetry Out Loud competition. She chose the "Ballad of Birmingham" by Dudley Randall she said, because it is National Black History Month and the poem reflects the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church...
School bus overturns in Jefferson County; 3 kids hurt (02/26/07)
Three children were treated for moderate injuries Monday after their school bus flipped onto its side and slid into a creek bed. The accident happened about 7:45 a.m. near House Springs in Jefferson County, south of St. Louis. Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Julie Scerine said the injuries were not life-threatening...
State lawmakers seeking to pre-empt local government control (02/26/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The answer: Cable TV, telephones and large livestock farms. The question: In what three areas are state lawmakers trying take away control from local governments? In reality, there's a lot more than three areas in which the state is proposing to pre-empt city councils and county commissions. Those are just the most prominent examples...
Central Missouri teen self publishes first book of trilogy (02/26/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Rock Bridge High School junior has penned and published his first novel and has plans to add two more to make it a trilogy in coming years. Chris Ghan, 16, has been writing the 200-plus page book, "Champions of Honor," for about two years. It follows the struggle between human warriors and an empire of lizard-like villains...
'Cold snobs' like to play it cool (02/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Oscar Rodriguez flaunts his baggy shorts square in the face of so-called cold. "Cold?" he said on a recent afternoon. "This isn't cold. Not really." Mind you, Oscar and his shorts made that declaration earlier this month after walking down Edwardsville's Main Street -- where the wind chill was 4...
New Urbanism movement brings the city to the suburbs (02/26/07)
DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Right now, city hall is in a doublewide trailer where the power just went out. But if Mayor Pam Fogarty has her way, a new municipal building, still in her imagination, will become part of a new chapter in this growing town's story...
Aim of $25 million donation: Reducing nation's oil dependence (02/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The family that founded Enterprise Rent-a-Car is donating $25 million for scientific research aimed at reducing U.S. dependence on oil and curbing emissions that cause global warming. The money from Jack and Susan Taylor will establish the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels and pay 30 scientists to research making plant-based fuel that is less polluting than gasoline. A dozen more scientists will be hired over three years...
'Bionic' cat eyes may help human blindness (02/26/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gingersnap, a 4-year-old Abyssinian, rolled lazily on the examining table while Dr. Kristina Narfstrom rubbed the cat's cinnamon-colored head. Then, using a special viewer, Narfstrom peered deep into the 4-year-old's eyes to measure her losing battle with a disorder that is slowly killing her retinas, the thin film at the back of the eyeball that makes sight possible...
Report: Al Sharpton's ancestors were slaves owned by Thurmond relatives (02/26/07)
NEW YORK -- Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported. Genealogists working at The Daily News' behest recently uncovered the ancestral ties between one of the nation's best known black leaders and a man who was once a prominent defender of segregation...
Farrakhan: World at war because Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths divided (02/26/07)
DETROIT -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan stressed religious unity Sunday in what was expected to be his last major speech, saying the world is at war because Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths are divided. The 73-year-old Farrakhan told the tens of thousands at Detroit's Ford Field that Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad would embrace each other with love if they were on the stage behind him...
Roads reopen but some flights still grounded after snowstorm (02/26/07)
DETROIT -- A huge winter storm plowed toward the East Coast on Sunday after dumping as much as 2 feet of snow in the upper Midwest, grounding hundreds of airline flights and closing major highways on the Plains. Eight traffic deaths were blamed on the storm, seven in Wisconsin and one in Kansas...
Official: Tornado damage looks like explosives shredded buildings (02/26/07)
DUMAS, Ark. -- Dozens of homes and businesses looked like they were shredded by "high explosives," the Arkansas lieutenant governor said Sunday as he surveyed the damage a day after a powerful storm injured 40 people. State police said all residents were accounted following a door-to-door search of Dumas, where a tornado cut a swath through town. ...
Police investigate jaguar's fatal attack (02/26/07)
DENVER -- Officials on Sunday were trying to determine why a zookeeper killed by a jaguar had opened the door to the animal's enclosure when zoo policies ban staff members from entering exhibits when big cats are inside. The Denver Zoo's feline exhibits were closed Sunday for the investigation. Zoo officials also were interviewing staff members to determine what happened...
Early polls provide important clues (02/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is the clear favorite in early polls for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. So, what does that mean? Not a lot, if history is any guide. Republican hopeful Rudy Giuliani, however, is sitting pretty. For at least three decades, Republicans have been far better than Democrats in early polls at getting behind the candidates who end up winning the party's presidential nomination...
Timeline for the social welfare system (02/26/07)
The nation's history of providing for the destitute dates to the colonial days when local relief laws were fashioned after the "Poor Laws" of England. Today's federal system of social welfare dates to the Great Depression in the 1930s. Some significant milestones in the evolution of the U.S. welfare state:...
Public assistance rolls grow despite welfare overhaul (02/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- The welfare state is bigger than ever despite a decade of policies designed to wean poor people from public aid. The number of families receiving cash benefits from welfare has plummeted since the government imposed time limits on the payments a decade ago. But other programs for the poor, including Medicaid, food stamps and disability benefits, are bursting with new enrollees...
Rice says Bush won't abide by legislation to limit Iraq war (02/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged the Democratic-controlled Congress not to interfere in the conduct of the Iraq war and suggested President Bush would defy troop withdrawal legislation. But Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said lawmakers would step up efforts to force Bush to change course. "The president needs a check and a balance," said Levin, D-Mich...
Rising corn prices spurring Mexican farmers to plant more (02/26/07)
CIUDAD SERDAN, Mexico -- Rogelio Zacaula plucks an ear of corn from his field with the pride of a prospector unearthing the gold that legend says is buried in the slopes surrounding the nearby Orizaba volcano. International corn prices, driven by the burgeoning U.S. ethanol industry, have soared to their highest in a decade, making farmers like Zacaula feel like they just won the jackpot...
Wrecked Indonesian ferry sinks with police, reporters on board; cameraman killed, 3 others missing (02/26/07)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A charred Indonesian ferry sank Sunday while investigators and journalists were on board inspecting the damage from a fire last week. At least one cameraman drowned and three other people were missing. The gutted wreckage had been anchored near Jakarta's port when it suddenly listed and sank with 16 people on board, several of the journalists said. A cameraman was killed, while another and two police were missing. Four people were seriously injured...
Iranian leader says nuke program like train without brakes (02/26/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday his country's disputed nuclear program was like a train without brakes or a reverse gear, prompting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to respond that Iran needs "a stop button." The comments came as senior officials of the five permanent members of the U.N. ...
Israeli troops raid West Bank city, put under curfew (02/26/07)
NABLUS, West Ban -- Israeli soldiers sealed off this city on Sunday, placed its densely populated center under curfew and conducted house-to-house searches for Palestinian militants in the largest military operation in the West Bank in months. Israeli officials said the wide-scale raid was crucial to stopping future militant attacks against Israel, but Palestinian officials said the offensive threatened nascent efforts to restart the peace process...
Darfur violence spills into Chad, debate rages over U.N.force (02/26/07)
BAHAI, Chad -- Tribal leaders are desperate for the deployment of a U.N. peacekeeping force along Chad's border with Sudan to protect refugees and stop increasing spillover from the violence in Darfur. The U.N. Security Council is considering a mission, with up to 10,000 troops, largely because Sudan's government has resisted efforts to send U.N. peacekeepers to Darfur itself...
Iraq's wild Anbar a killing ground for Sunni struggles (02/26/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The killers started early. Just after sunrise, they tracked the imam to his modest brick mosque, where he was praying on a green carpet. Three masked gunmen muscled past a handful of worshippers and pumped four bullets into the chest of Sheik Adbul Rahman Jawhar al-Karbouli...
Suicide bomber strikes Iraq college (02/26/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge Sunday, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies. Witnesses said a woman carried out the attack at the business school annex to Mustansiriyah University, but Interior Ministry officials said it was investigating the reports. The school's main campus was hit by a string of bombings last month that killed 70 people...
New Iraqi troops fly into Baghdad to join security crackdown (02/26/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- About 130 fresh Iraqi troops from the country's Kurdish north flew into Baghdad on Sunday to join the fight for the nation's capital -- with the promise of a $200 bonus, nearly a month's pay. The mostly Kurdish soldiers -- the first to arrive from the northern city of Irbil -- were greeted by Iraqi commanders as they filed off the gray C-130 troop transport. ...
Cleric at center of alleged CIA kidnapping case claims he was tortured by Americans (02/26/07)
CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian cleric allegedly kidnapped off the streets of Italy by CIA agents in 2003 claimed Sunday that the Americans who abducted him "savagely" tortured him while deporting him to Egypt for interrogation. The allegations by Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, who also is known as Abu Omar, are likely to intensify criticism of the United States' "extraordinary rendition" program. Italy has indicted 26 Americans and five Italian agents accused of seizing the cleric in 2003...
Redhawks floor Texas Woman's University (02/26/07)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team featured the top four all-round performers and a season-high team score in the floor exercise in a 193-475-192.5 dual victory Saturday night over defending Midwest Independent Conference champion Texas Woman's University at Houck Fieldhouse...
Cardinals' season ends in OT (02/26/07)
The Woodland boys basketball team made a valiant comeback in the final minute of play to force overtime in their first-round game Saturday in the Class 3 District 2 tournament, but the Cardinals ultimately suffered an 80-77 overtime loss to Clearwater...
Buzzer shot gives 'Dogs confidence for sectional (02/26/07)
Two years ago, the Notre Dame boys basketball team used a spark from Bryce Willen's return from injury for the playoffs to help propel the Bulldogs, winless in conference play and sporting a losing record, into the state final four. While the Bulldogs may not be a Cinderella story this year -- Notre Dame is 24-4 and ranked No. ...
Redhawks prepare for 'new season' (02/26/07)
Southeast Missouri State basketball teams enter this week's Ohio Valley Conference tournament riding different waves of momentum. But that doesn't change the outlook each squad carries into the eight-team event that begins Tuesday night with first-round games...
Southeast pulls off dramatic sweep of SDSU (02/26/07)
There were plenty of goosebumps to go around Saturday afternoon at Capaha Field, and it couldn't all be attributed to the blustery, damp, 40-something degree conditions. Those die-hard Southeast Missouri State baseball fans that braved the less-than-ideal conditions were treated to a dramatic sweep of South Dakota State University...
Area digest 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
Friedheim winsdartball crown This time, it's Friedheim ... wire to wire. Friedheim, the New York Yankees of the Cape-Perry Lutheran Laymen's League of Dartball with more than half of the league's regular-season titles since 1988-89, followed up this year's regular-season crown with the tournament championship...
Kenseth takes flag in Auto Club 500 (02/26/07)
FONTANA, Calif. -- With crew chief Robbie Reiser back home in North Carolina on a NASCAR-enforced absence from the racetrack, Matt Kenseth and the rest of the No. 17 team just tried to remember the lessons he has taught them over the years. Kenseth drove the Roush Fenway Racing Ford to the front and his veteran crew gave him a series of sparkling pit stops, including a very fast one Sunday near the end of the Auto Club 500 that put the 2003 NASCAR champion into the lead for good...
Funk proves he's real champion, wins Mayakoba (02/26/07)
Fred Funk won one for the old guys. Playing with an achy back befitting his senior status, the 50-year-old Funk won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the second hole of a playoff with Jose Coceres to became only the second man to win a PGA Tour event after winning on the Champions Tour...
Blackhawks end St. Louis' four-game winning streak (02/26/07)
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks' success is often tied to Martin Havlat's production. Havlat had a goal and two assists Sunday and the Blackhawks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 22 shots as the Blackhawks, 0-3-2 in their previous five contests, ended St. Louis' four-game winning streak...
Stenson: Last man standing at match play (02/26/07)
MARANA, Ariz. -- The longest week of his career was behind him. The blue World Golf Championship trophy was at his side. Henrik Stenson soaked it all in by slowly lowering his head on the table and closing his eyes. "I'm too tired to be happy," he said...
Day care for horses to open (02/26/07)
In becoming acquainted with the businesses of the area, some distinctive new ones stand out. At least they're distinct to someone who just moved here from the East Coast. About six miles west of Jackson, 88 acres of farmland have been transformed into a place for high-quality equine care. ...
Ben Stiller crowned Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year (02/26/07)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Ben Stiller had to put on pink shoes, a blond wig and silver headband and strut against an Owen Wilson impersonator before claiming Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award. "Just like at home, honey," Stiller said to his wife, actress Christine Taylor, on Friday as he put on the female attire...
'The Departed' wins best-picture Oscar, Scorsese, Mirren, Whitaker take prizes (02/26/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Martin Scorsese's mob epic "The Departed" won best picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday and earned the filmmaker the directing prize that had eluded him throughout his illustrious career. "Could you double-check the envelope?" said Scorsese, who arguably had been the greatest living American filmmaker without an Oscar...
Food safety workshops planned for March 8 (02/26/07)
A food safety workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 at the Sikeston First United Methodist Church, Sikeston, Mo. The workshop, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Farmers' Market Association, will address food safety concerns...
People on the move 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
SEMO prof to co-chair PR subcommittee; New doctor at Saint Francis Medical Center; Doctor named to hospital group board; Three from Missouri named to cotton council; Financial rep named sales leader for 2006
Alma Nenninger (02/26/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Alma Hermina Nenninger, 89, of Marble Hill died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at her daughter's residence in Kelso, Mo. She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Glennon, Mo., daughter of George John and Mary Blanche Horrell Fisher. She and Lawrence Sylvester Nenninger were united in marriage Jan. 3, 1943. He died Oct. 13, 1985...
Eugene Donley (02/26/07)
Eugene Donley, 81, of Advance, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Donley was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Bollinger County, son of Earnest and Ella Elmore Donley. Donley was a retired sawmill worker. Survivors include a brother, Vern Donley, and a sister, Ruth Garner of Advance, Mo...
Ernest Botsch (02/26/07)
Ernest W. Botsch, 87, of Bernie, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1919, at Carmi, Ill., son of Christian W. Botsch and Flora Mary Winter Botsch. He and Dorothy Howell were married Dec. 24, 1939, in Dexter, Mo...
Estelle Kelley (02/26/07)
Estelle Kelley, 89, of Delta died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born June 6, 1917, in Little Rock, Ark., daughter of George M. and Adaline Pattat Sanders. She and Carl Everett Kelley were married Dec. 23, 1950, in San Diego, Calif...
Meta Hoehn (02/26/07)
Meta A. Hoehn, 83, of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Frohna, Mo., daughter of Paul and Emma (Richter) Weber. She married Melvin A. Hoehn Oct. 23, 1948, in Perryville. Hoehn retired after working as a health-care worker for 30 years at Perry County Memorial Hospital...
Margaret Davie (02/26/07)
Margaret Davie, 81, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Otto J. and Mary B. (Schaefer) Cook. She and Alvin L. Davie were married Oct. 18, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
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Cape/Jackson police report 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Property damage; Miscellaneous
Cape fire report 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
n At 3:06 p.m., power line down in the 1600 bock of Luce Street. n At 4:43 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Perry Avenue. n At 7 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Perry Avenue. n At 9:48 p.m., citizen assist in the 1200 block of Linden Street...
Out of the past 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
@sco:25 years ago: Feb. 26, 1982 The 1982 Jackson city budget is expected to total slightly more than $5.7 million, only about an $8,000 increase over last year's budget. Budget problems at the federal and state level dominate the list of concerns voiced at the Cape County Farm Bureau's annual legislative dinner held at Jackson; Tenth District Rep. ...
Everyday heroes (02/26/07)
Mutual aid is a term used when firefighters from one locale are called on to help another department handle an emergency. Usually those firefighters race to assist fellow firefighters in a nearby town or a town in the same county. But some emergencies are bigger than others...
Speak Out 2/26/07 (02/26/07)
Delta's doings; Education control; Story defense; Listen for sirens; Thanks for help; Thanks for assistance; Stick to your guns; Ugly rumors; Haulers make trash; Presidential limits; Feeding the country; Taking a loss; Individual liberty; We love Missouri; Consistent zoning; Unsafe shortcut; Military kids; Making ends meet; Attention to details; Dropped the ball; Working to uplift; No need to explain; Taxes for illegals; Pick and choose; Couldn't believe it; Work it out; Airport riders
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