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Area group wants to start public discussion on climate change (03/03/07)
A local grassroots group hopes to start a discussion on climate change and the ways people can address that change locally. The Southeast Missouri Climate Protection Initiative will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hirsch Community Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The group is being led by Alan Journet and Kathy Conway...
Show Me Center reports strong ticket sales for upcoming Dierks Bentley concert (03/03/07)
The Show Me Center is reporting strong ticket sales for Friday's Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert concert. With less than a week to go, venue marketing director Shannon Buford said ticket sales are a little over 3,000 for the concert that will seat 4,430 people. Sales are still a long way from reaching sell-out level, but Buford said the numbers are positive...
Cape issues no-burn order (03/03/07)
Due to high winds with strong gusts, Cape Girardeau Fire Department issued a no-burn order for residents until further notice. "We are requesting no open burning at all for the time being," said fire chief Rick Ennis, adding that residents have been helpful in these situations in the past...
Ending a painful addiction (03/03/07)
By all appearances, Cody Wood, Corey Hart and Michael Boles are robust and healthy. Not at all what they looked like strung out on methamphetamine. The three are participating in a 10-month program at Teen Challenge of Mid-America in Cape Girardeau, the faith-based drug and alcohol recovery facility where they are learning how to overcome their addictions by putting their faith in Jesus Christ...
Community Caring Council to hold 18th annual conference at SEMO (03/03/07)
The Community Caring Council will hold its 18th Annual Community Caring Conference March 23 at Southeast Missouri State University's Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall. This year's topic is "Alcohol and Substance Abuse Awareness: What's going on in our communities? Do you really know?" The conference will include a keynote speaker, two panel discussions by local professionals and other information about issues such as drug and alcohol abuse in the local community and the media's impact on youth.. ...
SUV overturns into Cape La Croix Creek (03/03/07)
By C.M. SCHMIDLKOFER Southeast Missourian A 22-year-old Cape Girardeau man was injured Friday afternoon when his vehicle left Mount Auburn Road and overturned into Cape La Croix Creek, police said. Lynk A. Jenkins, of 616 Boxwood Drive, No. 4, was southbound on Mount Auburn Road at about 3:50 p.m. when, he told police, he lost consciousness...
Notre Dame ranks highest in student seat-belt usage in Southeast Missouri (03/03/07)
Notre Dame Regional High School students buckled up last fall. As a result, their Cape Girardeau school had the highest seat belt usage among students in a competition with 19 other Southeast Missouri schools. The parochial school reported 96 percent seat belt usage by its students...
Jo Ann Emerson 'Congressional Connection' staff to visit this month (03/03/07)
Staff members with U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's 8th District congressional offices in Cape Girardeau, Farmington and Rolla will meet with constituents throughout Southeast Missouri this month as part of the lawmaker's "Congressional Connection" program...
Around Southeast Missouri (03/03/07)
Teen arrested for carrying gun to school CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Caruthersville teen was arrested Monday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on school premises during a school-sanctioned activity. ...
Great Backyard Bird Count plots bird locations across U.S., Canada (03/03/07)
The snow goose was the most common species found in Missouri in the just-completed Great Backyard Birdcount, a research project involving birders from across the United States and Canada. The project allows researchers to plot the location of birds all over the continent and supports avian conservation...
Federal court (03/03/07)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. FOUND GUILTY Age: 24 Residence: Jackson Charge: Conspiracy to distribute 5 or more grams of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the possession of 5 or more grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute...
Old piano is professor's forte (03/03/07)
By GREG MILLER Columbia Daily Tribune COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Janice Wenger wants people to hear what Beethoven heard. The 54-year-old University of Missouri-Columbia piano professor traveled across the country and even to Europe to learn as much as she could about the fortepiano, an instrument used by some of the great composers...
Public defender system backs off plan to refuse new cases (03/03/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Public Defender Commission on Friday backed off a proposal that it refuse to accept new clients because of a heavy caseload. The commission narrowly rejected the idea last week, but it met again Friday with some members who did not attend the earlier session. However, after passionate debate among commissioners, they decided to let their earlier decision stand...
Tennessee church leads the way in ministering to deaf people (03/03/07)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Brian Sims was sitting in traffic when a car with a booming stereo pulled up next to him. Feeling vibrations from the pulsating vehicle, the Baptist pastor who ministers to the deaf got an idea: creating a one-of-kind church exclusively for deaf people...
Weather warnings came hours before deadly tornadoes struck; some question school administrators' actions (03/03/07)
ENTERPRISE, Ala. -- Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier...
Six killed, 29 injured after bus drives off Atlanta highway ramp (03/03/07)
ATLANTA -- A small college in Ohio was thrown into mourning Friday after a bus carrying the baseball team tumbled over the side of a highway overpass and slammed onto the pavement 30 feet below, killing four students, the driver and his wife. The team from the close-knit, Mennonite-affiliated Bluffton University was making its annual spring training trip to Florida before daybreak when the charter bus crashed, scattering bags of baseball equipment across the road and splattering blood on the overpass. ...
Dow posts worst weekly showing in more than four years (03/03/07)
NEW YORK -- Stocks stumbled in the final session of a tumultuous week Friday as the yen rallied against the dollar and concerns about the U.S. economy still dogged investors after Tuesday's huge drop. The Dow Jones industrials logged their worst weekly performance in more than four years...
Briefly (03/03/07)
UPS cancels order for superjumbo plane PARIS -- Airbus was left with an empty order book for the cargo version of its much-delayed superjumbo plane after UPS Inc. said Friday it would cancel its order for 10 A380s. The move comes just a week after UPS, the world's largest shipping carrier, and Airbus announced a revised agreement that gave either party the right to terminate the order. ...
Army secretary steps down in wake of scandal at Walter Reed hospital (03/03/07)
WASHINGTON -- Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey abruptly stepped down Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for war-wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Harvey's departure, announced on short notice by a visibly agitated Defense Secretary Robert Gates, was the most dramatic move in an escalating removal of officials with responsibilities over one of the military's highest-profile and busiest medical facilities.. ...
First total eclipse of the moon in 3 years tonight (03/03/07)
LONDON -- The moon will turn shades of amber and crimson Saturday night as it passes behind the Earth's shadow in the first total lunar eclipse in three years. The eclipse will be at least partly visible from Asia to the Americas, although those in Europe, Africa and the Middle East will have the best view...
S. Korea pressures N. Korea to shut down nuclear reactor by withholding full resumption of aid (03/03/07)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea added pressure on North Korea to comply with an international disarmament agreement on Friday, refusing the impoverished nation's demand to restore full aid shipments until after its main nuclear reactor is shut down...
14 Iraqi policemen kidnapped, found slain (03/03/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The bodies of 14 policemen were found Friday northeast of Baghdad after an al-Qaida-affilated Sunni group said it abducted members of a government security force in retaliation for the rape of a Sunni woman by members of the Shiite-dominated police...
Officials: Former Taliban defense minister arrested in Pakistan (03/03/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani security forces captured the former Taliban defense minister, Pakistani intelligence officials said Friday, in what would be the highest-ranking leader from the Afghan insurgency to be arrested since it lost power in 2001...
Prodi wins vote in parliament's lower house, but doubts linger for the long term (03/03/07)
ROME -- Premier Romano Prodi won a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament Friday, formally ending Italy's political crisis, but questions lingered over his fractious Cabinet's ability to govern effectively. A government must resign if it loses a vote of confidence. But Prodi's center-left forces have a comfortable majority in the Chamber of Deputies, and got the win they needed with a 342-253 vote...
Jackson seeks first trip to final four since 2003 (03/03/07)
The Jackson girls basketball program under coach Sam Sides has emphasized depth and team play. The Indians, who have averaged more than 20 wins a season during Sides' four years at the helm, are in the state playoffs for the second straight year. Jackson will put its philosophy on the line today with a berth in the Class 5 quarterfinals against Normandy. Tip off is 2:45 p.m. at the University of Missouri-St. Louis...
With new core, Notre Dame tries to earn trip to final four (03/03/07)
Losing four starters is not typically a recipe for a final four team. But the Notre Dame boys basketball team is on the verge of doing just that, with one game standing between the Bulldogs and a second trip to the state final four in three years. The Bulldogs (25-4) will face St. Clair (20-9) at 6 tonight in a Class 4 quarterfinal at the Farmington Civic Center...
Delta girls, Bell City boys capture Class 1 crowns (03/03/07)
GREENVILLE -- The Delta girls basketball team remained perfect and set up yet another sectional matchup with rival Scott County Central by routing second-seeded Lesterville 56-35 on Friday in the finals of the Class 1 District 2 tournament. The Bobcats, ranked No. 1 in Class 1, improved to 26-0. Delta will face Scott County Central (19-7) in the sectional round Tuesday at Poplar Bluff High School. This will be the fourth straight sectional meeting between the teams...
Redhawks try to extend fast start in series with Cleveland St. (03/03/07)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will look to build on its best start since 2001 this weekend. Southeast (4-2) and Cleveland State (2-4) square off in a two-game series at Capaha Field, with 1 p.m. contests today and Sunday. The Redhawks have won four of their first six games for the first time since 2001. The last time Southeast was 6-2 after eight games is 2000...
One step closer, one to go (03/03/07)
Southeast 57, Samford 51 By Marty mishow Southeast Missourian NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This sensational season for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has been, among other things, marked by an ability to come through with games on the line...
Murray State is final hurdle in Redhawks' repeat attempt (03/03/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ?--Southeast Missouri State's women are just one win away from their second straight NCAA tournament berth. But the Redhawks know they have one more major hurdle to climb, so they're not about to get overly excited just yet. "We can't," sophomore point guard Tarina Nixon said. "We know we haven't accomplished what we set out to do yet."...
Preaching with power (03/03/07)
A group of four muscle-bound men breaking concrete blocks with their heads, ripping telephone books and license plates into shreds, and breaking baseball bats over their knees is bound to draw attention. And once they have their audience's attention, the athletes and body builders of Power Team relate how their physical feats of strength translate into feats of emotional strength that life can demand...
Fantasy script (03/03/07)
No one should have to suffer the indignity of a moral lecture from Sen. John Kerry as did fellow Missourian Sam Fox at hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination for Belgium ambassador. Given Kerry's history of self-indulgence and hubris, it should come as no surprise that he would forget his proper role in the hearings -- as a senator considering the nominee's qualifications and fitness -- and turn the proceedings into an embarrassing spectacle about himself...
If you've got it, you're full (03/03/07)
The quote sprang from the page! I read it again and again trying to apply it to my life. "It takes effort and although it grows in our hearts, we have to foster its growth," Peggy Cahn wrote, "because faith is like air in a balloon. If you've got it you're full, if you don't you're empty."...
Interns a low-risk business option (03/03/07)
A possible way to keep young people in the Cape Girardeau area after college is to offer them more internship opportunities. Robin Cole, chairman of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's Internships Subcommittee and also president of the Rite Group, presented a program on internships to about 200 people at the First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center...
Gary Dubar (03/03/07)
Gary A. Dubar, 68, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 14, 1938, at Cardwell, Mo., son of Enlis D. and Juanita Ross Dubar. Survivors include two sons, Danny Dubar of Doniphan, Mo., Deny Scott of Dexter, Mo.; a daughter, Melissa Dubar of Kennett, Mo.; a stepson, Ronnie Parsons of Jackson; five brothers, Eulis and Jerry Dubar of Millburg, Mich., Robert Dubar of Los Angeles, Burnell Dubar of Houston, and Sherman Dubar of Cuba, Mo.. ...
Clyde Hotop (03/03/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clyde A. Hotop, 71, of Perryville, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born June 23, 1935, in Perry County, son of Alphonse A. and Rose Welker Hotop. He and Janet Pott were married on Oct. 3, 1959. Hotop worked for 20 years as a barber in St. ...
Lester Green (03/03/07)
Lester Green, 96, of Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at the West Tasu Care Center in Port Richey, Fla. He was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Missouri. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Harold Meyr (03/03/07)
Harold R. Meyr, 76, of Cape Girardeau was called home Thursday, March 1, 2007. He was born March 23, 1930, in New Wells, son of Rudolph "Rudy" and Rose Haertling Meyr. He and Doloris Reisenbichler were married Sept. 23, 1950, at Pocahontas. Harold was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and Metro Business College...
Police (03/03/07)
The following items were reported by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A subject is in custody pending filing of formal charges on suspicion of stealing. n Kyle R. Tousdale, 61, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of stealing...
Fire report 3/3/07 (03/03/07)
n At 9:23 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Hackberry Street. n At 2:02 a.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 8:14 a.m., sprinkler problems at 921 Clark Ave. n At 8:32 a.m., medical assist at 1440 Perry Ave. n At 11:17 a.m., medical assist at Interstate 55 at the 96 mile marker...
Out of the past 3/3/07 (03/03/07)
Saying it was an idea whose time has come, Cape Girardeau Mayor Howard C. Tooke informed the city council last night he intends to appoint a committee to examine the feasibility of a multipurpose civic facility here. Cape Girardeau County Court 2nd District Judge J. Ronald Fisher has filed for re-election to a seventh term; the Cape Democrat has served on the court since he was appointed by former governor Warren E. Hearnes in 1968 to fill an unexpired term...
Who's who? (03/03/07)
Central High School students, their parents and the school faculty and staff got the lowdown last week from a former law enforcement veteran who has become an expert on identity theft: If you aren't actively guarding your personal information, you're a target of the people who can make money from it...
Warming critics being silenced (03/03/07)
To the editor:As a Catholic lad in public school, I was taught about how the Catholic church in the past silenced any dissension from church doctrine. Newton, Galileo and mankind itself suffered because of the church's iron grip on European society...
Veto looks like personal vendetta (03/03/07)
To the editor:Jackson Mayor Paul Sander's recent veto has me and many others outraged. In my attendance at many Jackson Board of Aldermen and planning and zoning meetings, it has become obvious that Mayor Sander and a few of the aldermen have a vendetta against developer Ron Clark. They have taken this vendetta to the extreme by ignoring Jackson citizens' best interests and the welfare of our properties by forcing Clark to build an additional street in his subdivision that no one wants...
Speak Out 3/3/07 (03/03/07)
White dropout rate; Money returned; Sheriff's probe; Can't hear sirens; Unsafe workload; Gun nonsense; Drop in the bucket; Inflated grades; Hollow promises; Individual choice; Ripe for abuse; Dumb idea; Off the streets; Divided culture; Thanks to bus driver; Making a profit; Care is available; Climate change; Timing the lights; No to socialized plan
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