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Cape Girardeau shooting injures Caruthersville man (03/12/07)
A 22-year-old man was treated and released from a local hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his foot Sunday, police said. The man, from Caruthersville, Mo., told police that at about 12:54 p.m. a man in a blue minivan fired two to four rounds at him at the corner of Hanover and Good Hope streets, Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Jason Selzer said Monday. One of the rounds hit his left foot, and he was transported to a hospital by a private vehicle...
Man accused of stealing laptop from Best Buy charged with robbery (03/12/07)
Two anonymous telephone calls resulted in felony charges against a Cape Girardeau man for allegedly stealing a laptop computer from Best Buy. Alberto Vershon Winfield, 24, 114 S. Pacific St., was charged Sunday with the Wednesday robbery at Best Buy, 3026 William St...
Unpublished poem given to Southeast's Kent Library (03/12/07)
Author and Rolla, Mo., native Michael Lund, will present a signed manuscript of an unpublished poem by legendary American poet William Carlos Williams tonight at Kent Library. He will present the poem alongside his brother, Carl Lund of Albuquerque, N.M...
Oran's new chief settles in (03/12/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Oran's new chief's style is much different from that of his predecessor, Marc Tragesser. "I haven't written a ticket," chief Steve Shoemaker said Friday, a little less than two months into his job as police chief. Tragesser's department issued 120 citations from July 2005 to mid-January 2006...
Results from last week's online poll 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
Community briefs 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
Youth art exhibited at West Park Mall In observance of Youth Art Month a selection of artwork from Jackson students kindergarten to grade 12 will be on display today to Saturday at West Park Mall. Tornado drill marks severe weather week A statewide tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. ...
Jackson Senior Center shows appreciation (03/12/07)
A thriving senior center is the result of the generous support Procter & Gamble has provided since expansion plans began in 2005 for a new location. In addition to the generous donation P&G made to the building fund, Dave Crites, a P&G retiree, led and assisted the Jackson Senior Center board to secure funding assistance through P&G's fund program. The building was open for business in August...
March of Dimes holds kickoff meeting for fund-raising ideas (03/12/07)
The March of Dimes kickoff was recently held at Outback Steakhouse. About 30 team members and captains gathered to get new fund-raising ideas and inspiration to recruit supporters. The March of Dimes is sponsoring WalkAmerica for the fourth consecutive year...
Home repair funds available from USDA rural development (03/12/07)
USDA Rural Development has a program available to assist homeowners with repairs. Many households in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties have benefited with this assistance. Funds have been provided for items such as roof repair or replacement, installation of new heating systems, siding replacement, providing sanitary water and waste disposal systems (septic tanks or lagoons), installing insulation, remodeling and a variety of other renovations...
Get a haircut, help a child (03/12/07)
Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that uses donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics for financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. ...
Special joint meeting agenda (03/12/07)
Cape Girardeau City Council Jackson Board of Aldermen Today, 7 p.m. Osage Community Centre Invocation: Eric Cunningham, Cape Girardeau City Attorney n Adoption of the agenda. n Introduction of guests/visitors. n City of Jackson: Mayor's progress report...
Man accused of stealing laptop charged with robbery (03/12/07)
Two anonymous telephone calls resulted in felony charges against a Cape Girardeau man for allegedly stealing a laptop computer from Best Buy. Alberto Vershon Winfield, 24, 114 S. Pacific St., was charged Sunday with the Wednesday robbery at Best Buy, 3026 William St...
Bridge group sponsors benefit (03/12/07)
The Monday Ladies Bridge Group will hold its fourth annual Southeast Missouri Bridge Benefit for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance on Wednesday. The benefit will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Dalhousie Downtown, 19 S. Spanish St. in Cape Girardeau. Play is limited to the first 60 registrants, and the minimum donation is $25 per person. ...
Understanding state sunshine laws (03/12/07)
Residents of both Missouri and Illinois who are having trouble getting public information from a government agency can look to their state's attorney general's office for help. Both offices handle hundreds of complaints each year, with the largest number coming from individual residents, not from the media or other officials. ...
A family's blessing (03/12/07)
Some days Lisa Brown wants to cry. Some days she wonders why her daughter has to suffer. But most days, the Jackson mother feels blessed. Lisa and Charlie Brown's 8-year-old daughter, Natalie, has a rare genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis. The disease causes benign tumors, or tubers, to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs and skin. TS also causes Natalie to have violent epileptic seizures...
Defense starts in Kansas City serial murder trial (03/12/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lawyers for a man accused of killing seven women in Kansas City suggested Monday that the slayings might be the work of another man. Lorenzo Gilyard, a 56-year-old former trash company supervisor, is on trial before a judge in Jackson County Circuit Court for seven deaths in 1986 and 1987. He faces life in prison if convicted in any of the killings...
State hearing begins on AmerenUE rate case (03/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State attorneys ridiculed AmerenUE as a disappointing and arrogant monopoly on Monday as the state's largest electricity provider defended its request for its first rate increase in 20 years. AmerenUE is seeking to raise rates by as much as $361 million for its 1.2 million Missouri electric customers while staff for the state Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, wants Ameren's rates to be cut by as much as $168 million...
Some state legislators seek tougher law covering government secrecy (03/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For many Missouri lawmakers, there's no excuse for accidentally damaging a farmer's crops. If you destroy their corn, lawmakers want you to pay. But lawmakers would hold that farmer to a different standard if he served on a public water board or county commission. If governmental bodies accidentally violate Missouri's open meetings and records law, they don't have to pay...
New exhibit tells story of human life on American continents (03/12/07)
CHICAGO -- Aztec. Incan. Mayan. They're the most widely recognized ancient cultures of North, South and Central America, according to visitors surveyed by The Field Museum. But a new exhibit, called "The Ancient Americas," shows that the Western Hemisphere was home to hundreds of diverse societies established long before European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries...
Police question woman in connection with North Side fires (03/12/07)
CHICAGO -- Investigators on Sunday questioned a woman who smelled of smoke about a string of four North Side fires, including an apartment building blaze that killed three men and a woman, officials said. The woman has not been charged with a crime, Police Department spokesman Marcel Bright said. ...
Tenn. soldier on trial for murdering Iraqi captives (03/12/07)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The question at the heart of Staff Sgt. Ray Girouard's murder trial is this: Who ordered the killing of three Iraqi captives? Military prosecutors say it was Girouard, a 24-year-old squad leader who told his soldiers to cut the detainees free, kill them and then cover up the crime by faking an attack...
Naperville, Ill., doctor examined Saddam (03/12/07)
CHICAGO -- It's a question Dr. Sudip Bose hears often but has not been able to answer. And he never will. "What was Saddam Hussein like?" Bose, who was raised in Naperville and served in Iraq, treated Hussein shortly after the dictator's capture by U.S. troops in December 2003...
Group ends efforts to buy Civil War battlefield (03/12/07)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A group that wanted to buy the land on which the Battle of Carthage was fought was not able to raise enough money and has abandoned the effort. More than a year ago, an organization called the Battle of Carthage Inc. proposed a plan to buy a 260-acre tract north of Carthage to preserve it for Civil War re-enactments and other living history programs...
Cable outfits now offering wireless to compete with phone firms (03/12/07)
Two months ago, Fred Poteet walked into a Sprint store to resolve some technical problems with his cell phone service. When he walked out, he had a new wireless contract -- with Cox Communications Inc., his cable TV operator. "Since I already had Cox digital TV, the high-speed Internet and the telephone, they said they could bundle it all in one package," said the 62-year-old engineer from Goodyear, Ariz. ...
Households' net worth climbs to record high (03/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- The net worth of U.S. households climbed to a record high in the final quarter of last year, boosted mostly by gains on stocks, the Federal Reserve reported last week. Net worth -- the difference between households' total assets, such as houses and bank accounts, and their total liabilities, such as mortgages and credit-card debt, totaled $55.6 trillion in the October-to-December quarter...
Nation briefs 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
No. 3 Senate leader calls on Gonzales to step down WASHINGTON -- News shows Sunday had a constant target: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Gonzales should resign because he is placing politics above the law. He cited the FBI's illegal snooping into people's private lives and the Justice Department's firing of federal prosecutors. ...
Dividing families (03/12/07)
By MONICA RHOR The Associated Press HOUSTON -- They are the hidden side of the government's stepped-up efforts to track down and deport illegal immigrants: Toddlers stranded at day care centers or handed over to ill-equipped relatives. Siblings suddenly left in charge of younger brothers and sisters...
Agencies fail to post records on Web (03/12/07)
Federal agencies have dragged their feet on implementing a 10-year-old law that requires them to use the Internet to make government documents easily available, a new study says. The result is the public is blocked from easier access to information, the report says, and the cost of answering information requests is driven up...
Comedian Richard Jeni, 45, found dead of gunshot wound, possible suicide (03/12/07)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Standup comedian Richard Jeni, a regular on the "Tonight Show" and in movies, has died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said. He was 45. Jeni was found alive by police but gravely injured in a West Hollywood home when they responded to a call Saturday morning from Jeni's girlfriend, said Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman...
After discovery in New Mexico, kidnapped newborn returned to parents, woman arrested (03/12/07)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A newborn girl kidnapped from a Lubbock hospital by a woman wearing hospital scrubs and a hooded jacket was found safe Sunday in New Mexico and returned to her mother. Four-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was found in a home in Clovis, N.M., by police following up on tips, a day after she was taken from Covenant Lakeside Hospital...
Image isn't everything: Sorority incident puts spotlight on obsession with appearance (03/12/07)
CHICAGO -- With a reputation for emphasizing brains over conventional beauty, the women of the Delta Zeta sorority at Indiana's DePauw University endured the jokes and unkind nicknames: their chapter was widely known among students as the "dog house."...
Beyond Iraq, issues just beginning to form for '08 presidential race (03/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- Positions on the country's direction at home and abroad are starting to take shape in the blur of motion, money and ambition of the 2008 presidential contest. Candidates vying for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations all have records in office of some sort, so there are no blank slates. Most have a select few issues upon which to ground their early campaign -- a health-care plan here, an outline on immigration, diplomacy or the environment there...
Political pardons can bring grief for the president (03/12/07)
WASHINGTON -- Richard Nixon. Mark Felt. Caspar Weinberger. Marc Rich. Is President Bush willing to risk -- on behalf of ex-White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- the kind of political grief that pardons for those four men brought the presidents who granted them?...
At least 32 killed in suicide attack in Baghdad (03/12/07)
BAGHDAD -- A suicide car bomber barreled into a flatbed truck packed with Shiite pilgrims Sunday, touching off a giant fireball that left charred bodies strewn through a street in the heart of Baghdad. At least 32 people were killed. The ambush-style attack showed suspected Sunni insurgents again taking aim at the millions of worshippers who traveled to the holy city of Karbala and are now heading home...
With poignant messages of condolence, Spain recalls victims of train bombings on 3rd anniversary (03/12/07)
MADRID, Spain -- Spain paid tribute to victims of Europe's worst Islamic-linked terror attack Sunday as the king unveiled a towering glass monument etched with outpourings of grief for the 191 people who died in the train bombings three years ago. Spaniards fell silent at the memorial site -- the bomb-hit Atocha rail station in downtown Madrid -- and left candles and flowers at other spots around the city to remember the attack March 11, 2004, which also wounded more than 1,800 people...
Bush says Iran, Syria need to act to help ease violence in Iraq (03/12/07)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- President Bush said Sunday that Iran and Syria need to follow through on pledges to help Iraq, but left the door open to additional contacts between Washington and its chief Mideast foes. "If they really want to help stabilize Iraq, there are things for them to do, such as cutting off weapons flows and or the flow of suicide bombers into Iraq," Bush said during an appearance here with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe...
Metro overpowers Kelly in quarterfinals (03/12/07)
FARMINGTON -- The Kelly girls basketball team fell one game short of the Class 3 final four with a 69-41 loss to the Metro Panthers in quarterfinal play at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday night. Kelly hung tough with the defending Class 2 state champions and current No. 1 ranked team in Class 3 in the first half, but the Panthers exploded in the second half, outscoring the Hawks 38-16...
Netters up conference mark to 2-1 (03/12/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team opened its home schedule Sunday with a 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Morehead State. Southeast improved to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in OVC play. MSU fell to 1-6 and 0-2. "It was a good win for us," first-year Southeast coach Mark Elliott said. "These are the kind of conference wins we need."...
Bolt's thunder stuns Redhawks in ninth (03/12/07)
Losses don't get much tougher than what Southeast Missouri State experienced Sunday afternoon. The Redhawks scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and held a lead until the top of the ninth. But one swing of Matt Bolt's bat was all it took to deflate the Redhawks and more than 700 fans at Capaha Field...
Scott City's Groves earns All-American honors at Kansas State (03/12/07)
The track and field career of Scott City High School graduate Loren Groves just keeps getting better. Earlier this year, Groves -- who attends Kansas State -- won the Big 12 Conference weight throw title. It was her first Big 12 championship. Groves followed up that feat Saturday at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., as she placed sixth to earn All-American honors...
Salukis receive N0. 4 seed in West (03/12/07)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois got the highest NCAA tournament seed in school history Sunday when the Salukis were given a No. 4 in the West Region and a matchup in Columbus, Ohio, against Holy Cross. A Salukis' victory Friday could set up an intriguing second-round game between the winner of Illinois and Virginia Tech. The Illini are coached by Bruce Weber, who spent five seasons at Southern Illinois...
Braves pick on bullpen, overtake Cards for 8-3 win (03/12/07)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Chris Carpenter's third spring training outing was more in character for the St. Louis Cardinals' ace. Carpenter, who won an NL Cy Young in 2005 and was runner-up last year after winning 15 games, allowed two hits in 4 scoreless innings in an 8-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. He used his complete repertoire for the first time. In each of his first two outings, he lasted three innings while emphasizing his changeup...
Missouri fails to make reduced 32-team field (03/12/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Stung by a lopsided loss to Baylor in the first-round of the Big 12 Conference tournament three days earlier, the Missouri Tigers opted not to gather as a team Sunday night to await a possible NIT bid. Turns out they didn't miss much...
Calcavecchia shoots 70, wins PODS Championship (03/12/07)
Mark Calcavecchia might have to unpack his bags again, this time to make room for an unlikely trophy. Calcavecchia, ready to leave Innisbrook after opening with a 75, survived a wild swing in emotions Sunday and won the PODS Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., when Heath Slocum missed a 4-foot par putt on the final hole...
Salvador breakscollarbone in loss (03/12/07)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Bryce Salvador fractured his collarbone and will be sidelined the rest of the season, the team said Sunday. The Blues recalled defenseman Roman Polak from Peoria of the AHL under emergency conditions to replace Salvador, who was injured in the first period of a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night...
Johnson rolls to third straight victory at Las Vegas Speedway (03/12/07)
LAS VEGAS -- The only sure win in Las Vegas these days is betting on Jimmie Johnson. The defending series champion beat teammate Jeff Gordon on Sunday to win his third straight Nextel Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Only this one came under extremely different conditions on a reconfigured race track that gave everyone fits...
Tourney champs find front of line (03/12/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Defending champion Florida, Ohio State, Kansas and North Carolina drew No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, earning those spots Sunday by winning their conference championships. The 65-team tournament begins Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, with a play-in game between Florida A&M and Niagara, the two lowest-ranked teams...
Canadiens blow lead, recover to beat Blues (03/12/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Alexei Kovalev saved the Montreal Canadiens from a disastrous collapse and helped salvage a victory on a rather forgettable road trip. Kovalev scored with 1:25 left to lift Montreal a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. His goal came just 43 seconds after the Blues rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the score, and helped the Canadiens avoid losing five straight away from home...
Ole Hickory Pits building warehouses (03/12/07)
David Knight, president of Ole Hickory Pits in downtown Cape Girardeau, is expanding his barbecue business operation. "We got to have a little elbow room," he said from his office at 333 N. Main St. To increase production, Knight is having two warehouses built at 406 N. Main St. next to his welding shop. The first building will be completed within the next two or three weeks, he said. Phase two of the project doesn't have a set date yet...
James Brown's body placed in crypt at daughter's South Carolina home (03/12/07)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- James Brown's body was placed in a crypt Saturday at the Beech Island home of one his daughters, family and friends of the soul singer said. White balloons were released and Brown's adult children and other family members and friends sang and prayed over the singer's body, said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who presided over the noon ceremony...
BioKyowa president takes position in Japan (03/12/07)
The president of the BioKyowa Inc. industrial plant in Cape Girardeau is saying farewell. Terumi Okada announced last month his resignation from the amino acid production facility on Nash Road, effective March 24, when he leaves Missouri. He has accepted a position in Hofu, Japan, as a plant manager for Kyowa Hakko, the parent company of BioKyowa in Japan, where he worked for more than 26 years before coming to the United States...
Jackson rep receives specialist designation (03/12/07)
Thomas Novak of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Jackson has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist. Novak completed the AAMS Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. ...
Memo 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
High-speed Net via satellite now available Network Communications of Cape Girardeau announced Friday it will begin offering WildBlue high-speed Internet via satellite service to Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois through WildBlue's new satellite, WildBlue-1, on March 23. ...
Wilbert Schuessler (03/12/07)
Wilbert "Wib" A. Schuessler, 86, of New Wells died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells...
cape/Jackson fire report 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
n At 1:42 p.m., emergency medical service at the 800 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 2:44 p.m., flue fire at 1904 Bloomfield Road. n At 2:45 p.m., emergency medical service at the 2700 block of Flora Hills. n At 11:33 p.m., flue fire at 1904 Bloomfield Road...
Cape police report 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
DWIs; Arrests; Summonses; Assault; Burglary; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
With the backing of the Cape Gira-rdeau fire and police departments, the cape County Ambulance Service and city Councilman Gail D. "Woody" Woodfin, the Cape County Board of Realtors launches a drive to locate residences with inadequate house numbers or no numbers at all...
Freedom Salute (03/12/07)
Fifty National Guardsmen from this area who served in Iraq were honored recently in Cape Girardeau at a Freedom Salute Ceremony at Arena Park. Members of their families and friends watched as they were presented with an American flag, a commemorative coin, a lapel insignia and certificates of appreciation...
Grandparents need visitation rights (03/12/07)
To the editor:Though it is undoubtedly true that the rights of parents in a grandparents-visitation dispute are important, it is also true that they are not the only people whose rights and desires should be considered. Most states have some version of a statute that gives grandparents the right to seek visitation with their grandchildren. ...
Leta Bahn was a powerful force (03/12/07)
To the editor:Leta Bahn, several others and I were members of the Agriculture Committee of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. She was a powerful force on the committee. One evening we talked of the economic value of farming to the county. At our next meeting she brought a carefully prepared list of the value of corn, beans, wheat and rice to the county. We were grateful for her efforts, and were saddened to observe her become ill. Our community misses her...
Monopoly rates unfair to seniors (03/12/07)
To the editor:With the leadership of the Missouri Senate, cable-TV reform may soon be underway in the state. This is good news for consumers. The lack of competition in the video-services market is particularly bad news for seniors. With cable-service prices increasing faster than the prices of other essential services such as health care and prescription drugs, seniors are adversely affected by increasingly high cable rates. ...
Speak Out 3/12/07 (03/12/07)
Excellent program; Get the guilty; Beloved pets; Look no further; Out-of-the way city; Rapid change; Funding not provided; Dangerous ditches; Deserves credit; Rates hit seniors; Gravel mystery; Go after the liars; Western flights; Out of the way; New airport name?; Flooding fix; Good system overall; Nurses overworked; High electric rates; Hub mistake; Better connection; Fawning praise
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