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Stories from Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Southeast Missouri Elections: Read the final results here (04/03/07)
With the exception of Delta's open alderman race, all final election results for the region are in. Log on to our Election '07 blogs {http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/election/entry/11343/ here} to weigh in on the results and read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian for more details
Mohorc wins Chaffee mayoral race (04/03/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee mayoral race turned out to be a close contest between current city council members Jesse "Jack" Nordin and Loretta Mohorc, as many in Chaffee were anticipating. Mohorc edged out Nordin by a margin of just 39 votes, 314 to 275, in a race that saw four candidates, one running on a clean-up-the-police and open government platform. ...
Perry County sales tax fails; Altenburg tax passes (04/03/07)
Final results for all Perry County elections. Perry County voters narrowly defeated a sales tax initiative intended to repair the county jail and improve the sheriff's department. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said in a statement: The proposal to add a 3/8 cent sales tax for the purpose of repairing and remodeling the Perry County Sheriff's Office and Jail facility failed by a very narrow margin...
Fornkahl, Reeves win seats on Nell Holcomb School Board (04/03/07)
Final results for Nell Holcomb race are in
Cape County water district bond initiative fails (04/03/07)
Final vote was 107 yes; 190 no.
Stover, Adams win seats on Jackson School Board (04/03/07)
Incumbent Adams, newcomer Stover to serve on school board
Scott County votes in; Miller, Thompson win seats on Scott City School Board (04/03/07)
***Final results for Scott County. Read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian for more details.
Scott County sales tax bid fails (04/03/07)
Scott County voters have defeated the county commission's bid to extend the half-cent law enforcement sales tax by a margin of nearly 300 votes. In all 1,658 yes votes and 1,923 no votes were recorded, with most precincts in Sikeston registering overwhelming opposition to the tax extension. Votes against the tax in most Sikeston precincts totaled between 70 and 80 percent of votes cast, while voters in most northern and rural precincts narrowly voted in favor of the tax...
Adams, Stover lead Jackson School Board race (04/03/07)
Marc Harris is 193 votes behind Gerald Adams, with more results to come.
Early results for Water District; Final results for Bollinger County tax are in (04/03/07)
Millersville, Burfordsville results in
Dambach wins alderman race; Lohr leads mayoral race (04/03/07)
Lohr leads mayoral race by 122 votes; Dambach wins Ward 3 Alderman race
ELECTION COVERAGE: Scott County has low voter turnout (04/03/07)
Voters in Scott County are split in their stance on the law enforcement sales tax extension on today's ballot. In both Sikeston and Scott City, the county's two largest cities, some are voting against the extension because of a lack of a sunset provision, objections to how the money might be used or because of opposition to excess taxation...
Pitts murder trial delayed (04/03/07)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Circuit Judge Mark Boie on Tuesday granted prosecutors an additional 120 days to gather evidence for their murder case against Robert C. Pitts Jr. Union County State's Attorney Allen James presented evidence of a backlog of cases at the state crime lab that forced him to seek the delay...
Prisoners breach Cape County jail security (04/03/07)
Two male prisoners at the Cape Girardeau County Jail spent four hours in the cell pods housing female prisoners on Monday morning, Sheriff John Jordan reported. The prisoners, being held on federal charges, were able to slip past jailers and security cameras and gained help from other inmates distracting the guards to move from their cells to the female area of the jail, Jordan said...
Live local election coverage offered online (04/03/07)
Beginning at 7 p.m. tonight, log on to www.semissourian.com for the latest breaking news from elections around Southeast Missouri. Post your opinions on our Election 2007 political forum and stay up-to-the-minute on tax issues and races. Here's a peek at a few stories we'll be following throughout the evening...
Personal ties impact Jackson races (04/03/07)
Jackson voters cited personal ties and friendships as some of the leading reasons for their choices Tuesday as they chose school board members, a mayor and an alderman in Ward 3. Turnout was good, with checks at three of four city precincts showing that by 2 p.m., 20 to 30 percent of voters had cast ballots. Two years ago during a contested mayoral race, 35 to 40 percent of Jackson's registered voters cast ballots, according to figures supplied by the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office...
Groups still debating farm bill (04/03/07)
Supporters and opponents of a controversial bill dealing with local control of large animal feedlots will be working to win votes during a farm lobbying day at the state Capitol. The Coalition for Missouri Farm and Food Preservation will bus supporters to the Capitol Building for one-on-one visits with state legislators. The coalition supports the bill, which would set statewide standards for odors and other environmental issues involving the farms...
Group of Cape Girardeau doctors using new method to heal fractured wrists that reduces healing time. (04/03/07)
For years patients who suffered a broken wrist were automatically fitted for a cast, waiting six weeks or more for bones to heal. A new procedure endorsed by a local orthopedic surgeon is changing that. Dr. Brian Schaefer of Orthopaedic Associates in Cape Girardeau discovered the Micronail Fixation system about two years ago when it first came on the medical market. The device is little more than a 1-to-2.5-inch metal bar with five screws that can be implanted in the wrist bone...
Transit authority taps interim head (04/03/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority named Tom Mogelnicki of Jackson as interim director during a closed meeting last week, board member Donna Oldham said. The board chose Mogelnicki as a temporary replacement for director Jeff Brune, who resigned to take a job in a financial management firm. Brune, who has been director of the authority for five years, will leave his job April 15...
No contest in Cape school board election (04/03/07)
Election judge Loretta Schneider advised friends not to take the time to vote absentee in today's Cape Girardeau school board election; their votes wouldn't make a difference. Only two candidates -- incumbent Laura Sparkman and retired Secret Service agent Paul Nenninger -- are on the election ballot for the two available seats on the board...
Lohr becomes Jackson's first female mayor (04/03/07)
Alderwoman Barbara Lohr eked out a narrow victory Tuesday to become Jackson's first woman mayor, besting fellow Alderman David Reiminger by 81 votes. Lohr won despite a late charge from Reiminger's camp questioning her ethics on a recent controversial board vote...
Final results from Scott County in: Miller, Schaefer, Thompson win school board seats (04/03/07)
SCOTT CITY SCHOOL BOARD KELLY SCHOOL BOARD...
Fair officials confirm music lineup (04/03/07)
SEMO District Fair officials formally announced the entertainment schedule for this year's fair Monday, ending weeks of speculation about the musicians who will be playing the fair in its 152nd year. Most of the speculation has centered around classic rock band REO Speedwagon. The band has now been confirmed to appear as the fair's grandstand entertainment Sept. 14...
World briefs 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
White House singling out her Syria trip, Pelosi says BEIRUT, Lebanon -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday shrugged off White House criticism of her impending visit to Damascus, saying she had "great hope" for reviving U.S. relations with Syria and changing its behavior. ...
Cape city council OKs final incentive plans (04/03/07)
Cape Girardeau City Council outlined and approved the third and final piece of the economic assistance package Monday to rehabilitate the old Sears building in Town Plaza. The package will combine to give developer Greater Missouri Builders a maximum of $3.6 million in tax incentives to rennovate the 40-year-old building...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
401 Independence Street 7 p.m. today Study session at 5 p.m. Invocation: Rev. Bob Towner, Christ Episcopal Church Presentations n Made proclamation for Pet Pals Day. n Presented diplomas to graduates of the Citizens Police Academy. n Heard discussion by Mark Grimm on economic development incentives...
Cape man arrested for allegedly beating, shooting at woman (04/03/07)
A Cape Girardeau man is in custody charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies. Percy Parrow Jr., 47, of 445 Jefferson Ave., is in Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $100,000 bond after reportedly beating and shooting at a woman Saturday outside a business on Morgan Oak Street, police said...
Jackson aldermen set indefinite terms for three appointed positions (04/03/07)
On the eve of an election that will select a new mayor, the Jackson Board of Aldermen voted to give extra job security to three appointed city officials. On a 6-0 vote, with two members absent, the board voted to eliminate the set two-year terms for the city clerk, the city attorney and the chief of police. In the future, all three offices will be held indefinitely. A vacancy would be created only by the death or resignation of the officeholder or a majority vote by the board...
Scott City will make counter-offer for land owned by UP railroad (04/03/07)
The Scott City government will make an offer to Union Pacific Railroad soon to purchase a parcel of land on Main Street. The Scott City Council voted 7 to 1 at its regular meeting Monday to authorize Mayor Tim Porch and city administrator Ron Eskew to enter negotiations with UP for a parcel of land on Main Street. The land is currently occupied by a parking lot used by businesses, civic organizations and churches. A historical caboose owned by the city sits on the lot as well...
Road advisory board: Proposal ready for public (04/03/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board has completed the first phase of its work and wants to bring the results to residents across the county. The board set the dates and times for four public meetings later this month to explain how their work is progressing. The board has examined county road paving policies, compared whether announced road construction plans conform to those policies and approved a program to correct any deficiencies...
Three St. Louis residents in custody after car chase on Interstate 55 (04/03/07)
A St. Louis man and two St. Louis juveniles are in custody after a brief car pursuit Sunday night. Jermen J. Rudd, 20, is charged with felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanors resisting arrest, driving while license suspended and speeding. He is in Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond...
Cape residents robbed at gunpoint in their home (04/03/07)
Residents living on Pindwood Lane told police Saturday a man forced his way into their home, assaulted two of them, and robbed them, police said. Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Jason Selzer said Monday police received a call at 8:14 p.m. from four residents, aged 53, 28, 19 and 15, in the 200 block of Pindwood Lane...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
Monday Jackson City Hall, 101 Court St., Jackson Public hearing n Held a public hearing to consider a special-use permit request for a temporary mobile office unit on Lot 44 of Nine Oaks Subdivision, in an R-2 (single-family residential) district, as submitted by B&R Developers Inc. Ron Clark spoke in favor of the permit; no opposition...
Region briefs 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
Cape man gets four years for felony burglary A Cape Girardeau man who sold the possessions of a homeowner while the property was vacant was sentenced March 23 to four years in prison and six months in the county jail. Larry N. Bode, 34, of 103 N. Clark St., Apt. ...
Valley Park to continue bid to keep out illegal immigrants (04/03/07)
VALLEY PARK, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis County town will continue to enforce an ordinance aimed at keeping illegal immigrants away, after members of the city council failed to override a mayoral veto. For months, Valley Park has been embroiled in a legal battle over sections of a housing code denying occupancy permits to landlords who rent to illegal aliens...
Medicaid bill would reward doctors for patient care (04/03/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Recover quickly from surgery and your doctor could get a bonus. Although somewhat simplified, that's one of the potential results from a proposed Missouri Medicaid overhaul that would subject physicians, hospitals and other medical providers to new pay-for-performance requirements...
FDA blocks wheat gluten from Chinese co. in pet food investigation (04/03/07)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is blocking imports of wheat gluten from a company in China, acting after an investigation implicated the contaminated ingredient in the recent pet-food deaths of cats and dogs. The Food and Drug Administration took action against wheat gluten from Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. ...
Fire destroys anti-Israeli synagogue (04/03/07)
MONSEY, N.Y. -- A synagogue of ultra-Orthodox Jews was destroyed by fire on the eve of Passover, raising suspicions Monday that the blaze was deliberately set to target members who participated in an Iranian-led conference on the denial of the Holocaust...
Romney has raised $23Mthis year (04/03/07)
BOSTON -- Mitt Romney blew away the top-ranked Republican presidential candidates in fundraising during the first three months of the year, reporting he had raised an astonishing $23 million. Rudy Giuliani and John McCain, favored in the polls, trailed far behind...
High court: CO2 is an air pollutant (04/03/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court rebuked the Bush administration Monday for its inaction on global warming in a decision that could lead to more fuel-efficient cars as early as next year. The court, in a 5-4 ruling in its first case on climate change, declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act...
Resuming classesL New schoolhouse ready for Amish students who survived deadly rampage 6 months ago (04/03/07)
NICKEL MINES, Pa. -- Amish children carrying lunch pails arrived at a new one-room schoolhouse Monday morning, marking a fresh beginning for students who survived the shooting that killed five classmates last fall. The New Hope Amish School sits a few hundred yards from the spot where the killings took place. Built by the entire community, the school is protected by more sophisticated locks on its doors and is reachable only by a private drive...
Iran and Britain seek way out of crisis over detainees (04/03/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran and Britain signaled possible movement toward ending the standoff over 15 detained British sailors Monday, with Tehran promising to stop airing video confessions and London saying it's willing to discuss ways to avoid boundary confusion in the Persian Gulf...
At least 13 dead, thousands homeless from tsunami in Solomon Islands (04/03/07)
HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- Bodies floated out to sea and thousands of residents camped out overnight Tuesday on a hillside above a devastated town in the western Solomon Islands after a tsunami that struck without warning washed away coastal villages, killing at least 13 people. The death toll was expected to rise...
Jackson soccer collects 2-0 win (04/03/07)
Jackson's girls soccer team remained undefeated with a 2-0 win Monday at Notre Dame. The Indians grabbed a 1-0 lead midway through the opening half on a Randi Kraust goal off a corner from Chelsea Dale. The score remained 1-0 at halftime. Jackson put the game out of reach with a Bobbi Jo Schlick goal midway through the second half. The Indians outshot Notre Dame 11-5 as Lindsay Poole picked up the shutout...
Gators' timely 3-pointers eat at Buckeyes (04/03/07)
ATLANTA -- Some 3-pointers are worth more than others. Florida specializes in those 3s, the ones that not only put three points on the scoreboard but steal momentum from an opponent. The Gators hit 10 3-pointers Monday night in the 84-75 victory over Ohio State that sealed their place in college basketball history as the first repeat champion in 15 years...
Florida successfully defends title 84-75 (04/03/07)
ATLANTA -- A long, tough season ended with a Gator chomp again. Mission accomplished for Florida. The Gators were too much to handle once again Monday night, keeping their stranglehold on the college basketball world with an 84-75 victory over Ohio State for their second straight national championship...
Toledo RB charged in points scheme (04/03/07)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Athletic officials at the University of Toledo said Monday they don't know if any more players will be charged in what the FBI says was a point-shaving scheme. Federal authorities arrested running back Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Jr. on Friday, charging him with participating in a bribery scheme to influence sporting contests...
Arkansas hires Creighton's Altman (04/03/07)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Dana Altman was hired as Arkansas' basketball coach Monday, ending the Razorbacks' weeklong search to replace Stan Heath. Altman was previously the coach at Creighton. He went 260-141 in 13 seasons there. The Bluejays went 22-11 this season for their ninth straight 20-win season, a Missouri Valley Conference record...
Old friends meet in final (04/03/07)
CLEVELAND -- They've been dear friends -- extended basketball family -- for nearly as long as they've been college coaches. For three decades, on separate trails that led both to the Hall of Fame, C. Vivian Stringer and Pat Summitt have consoled each other through hardships. They've even shared fashion tips...
Stewart to enter college basketball hall of fame (04/03/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Longtime Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is headed to the new National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Stewart, who compiled more than 600 wins in 32 seasons at Missouri, is among 12 inductees who will enter the hall of fame in November. The Kansas City-based hall announced its selections Sunday...
Michigan must change sports seasons for girls next year (04/03/07)
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's high school sports seasons for girls will change next year after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal in a long-running legal case. The court let stand a lower court decision that the Michigan High School Athletic Association's scheduling discriminates against girls...
New York mayor will veto bat ban (04/03/07)
NEW YOR -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he would veto a bill to ban metal bats from high school baseball in the nation's largest school system, a change that supporters say would make the game safer. "I don't know whether aluminum bats are more dangerous or less dangerous," Bloomberg said. "But I don't think it's the city's business to regulate that."...
First-place New Jersey Devils fire coach in final week of regular season (04/03/07)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Claude Julien was fired as coach of the first-place New Jersey Devils on Monday and replaced by general manager Lou Lamoriello with less than a week to go in the regular season. Lamoriello will coach the final three regular-season games, starting on Tuesday night against Ottawa, and the playoffs. It marks the second straight season he has taken over behind the bench. Last year, he replaced Larry Robinson in December...
Blues end Stars' four-game winning streak with 4-2 victory (04/03/07)
DALLAS -- Glen Metropolit and Doug Weight scored in a 17-second span in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues stop the Dallas Stars' four-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory on Monday night. With the game tied at 1, Metropolit put the Blues in front with his 14th goal from the right circle at 13:44 after a turnover by Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas. Weight's deflection for his 15th of the season at 14:01 extended St. Louis' lead to 3-1...
Tribune plans to sell Cubs after season (04/03/07)
CHICAGO -- Tribune Co. said it plans to sell the Chicago Cubs at the end of the 2007 baseball season, putting one of its most valuable assets on the block as it simultaneously announced Monday that real estate magnate Sam Zell was acquiring the media conglomerate...
Yankees remain king of payroll (04/03/07)
NEW YORK -- The Yankees' pinstripes might as well be green. Four of the top seven players on baseball's salary list play in the Bronx, led by Alex Rodriguez at a record $27.7 million, according to a survey of contract terms by The Associated Press...
Jitters, tributes, festivities abound on Opening Day (04/03/07)
Pregame jitters, emotional tributes and packed stadiums. Baseball was back from coast-to-coast Monday, with Ben Sheets, Alex Rodriguez, and Adam Dunn giving enthusiastic home fans reasons to be optimistic about the new season. "Opening day," said Sheets, Milwaukee's ace right-hander. "I've got a sumo wrestler wrestling in my belly. I was nervous."...
Prom night 2007: Formal and fun (04/03/07)
Scott City Senior High School prom was Saturday, March 31, 2007. The seniors voted Caitlan Hester and Luke Rayfield as their prom queen and king. Here's what Scott City students said about the prom:"My favorite part about prom this year was that everyone was dancing. Last year, not that many people danced but this year everyone did and we had fun...
Learning briefs 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
Sturms selected as a high school scholar Jackson High School student Christine Sturms has been chosen for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes the top scholars in the nation. Zimmer inducted into honor society...
Frog jumping an avenue for tourism (04/03/07)
In California, frog jumping is serious business. At least that's the case with organizers of the Calaveras County Fair and the local boosters club in Angels Camp, Calif. So much so, that the two groups are hopping mad at each other. Citing losses due to low turnout at last year's fair, organizers said they couldn't pay the Angels Camp Boosters Club to oversee this year's frog-jumping contest. The club has judged the famed Jumping Frog Jubilee since its inception in 1928...
'King of Queens' continues humor in final 7 episodes (04/03/07)
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- "I'm not moving anything out of my dressing room just yet," said Leah Remini, still holding out hope for a 10th season of "King of Queens." The cast and crew of the stalwart CBS sitcom, along with network and studio executives and hundreds of others, had gathered earlier this year to celebrate the show's 200th episode -- only the seventh time a TV comedy has done that since 1990. And there have been hundreds of them...
James Lee (04/03/07)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- James C. Lee, 69, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Jonesboro Rehab and Care Center. He was born May 21, 1937, son of Arthur and Lorene Randolph Lee. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Long and Gayle Lynn; and a son, Jimmy Lee...
Lorene Taylor (04/03/07)
Lorene Taylor, 88, of Burfordville died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Jackson Manor. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Shelby (04/03/07)
Charles Leroy Shelby, 87, of Matthews, Mo., died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born on March 19, 1920, in Matthews, son of Charlie Edward and Nellie Gray Rather Shelby. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a self-employed carpenter. He attended Matthews Church of the Nazarene...
Quentin Allen (04/03/07)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Quentin Joseph Allen died at birth Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Survivors include his parents, William Joseph and Kristen Marie Lietzau Allen of Carbondale; maternal grandparents, Rudy Lietzau of Vienna, Ill., Donna Bridges of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandparents, Douglas and Cynthia Allen of Jonesboro, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother, Faye Holt of Grantsburg, Ill.; paternal great-grandparents, Don and Mitzi Allen of Yucca Valley, Calif., Sandy Bush of Palm Springs, Calif., and Tom Bush of Paducah, Ky.. ...
Maybelle Blissett (04/03/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Maybelle Blissett, 80, of Oran died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Tiplersville, Miss., daughter of Franklin and Mabrie Thomas Moore. She and Johnnie L. Blissett were married April 23, 1942, in Twist, Ark...
Alvie Ellison (04/03/07)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Alvie L. Ellison, 57, of Puxico passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 28, 1949, at Kennett, Mo., son of Alva and Mary Harrison Ellison. He and Joanne Kennedy were married April 2, 1970, at Frisbee, Mo...
Pretshie Ellsworth (04/03/07)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Pretshie Ann "Sissy Ann" Ellsworth, 64, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Morley, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She was born June 5, 1942, near Oran, daughter of Henry William and Levadie Mae Hoxworth Abernathy. She and Frank D. Ellsworth were married Dec. 15, 1959, in Sikeston, Mo...
Florentina Hagan (04/03/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Florentina D. Hagan, 82, of Perryville died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at her home. She was born June 4, 1924, at Longtown, Mo., daughter of Christian H. and Theresia E. Schloss Buchheit. She and Henry L. Hagan were married Feb. 23, 1946, at Perryville. He died March 23, 1994...
James Newell (04/03/07)
James Lawrence "Jimmy" Newell went to be with God and his mommy and daddy Monday, April 2, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He had been residing at Jackson Manor. He was born March 6, 1945, in Nashville, Tenn., son of Lawrence "Larry" and Susie Mae Donelson Newell...
Pearl Durham (04/03/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Pearl Magdeline Durham, 79, of Marble Hill died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. She was born March 28, 1928, at Hiram, Mo., daughter of K.W. and Dorothy Drum Moyers. She and Henry Durham were married June 28, 1946...
Johnny Sumpter (04/03/07)
Johnny Marie Sumpter, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 13, 1920, in Rock Island, Ill., daughter of John Thomas and Emma Harris Carlton. Johnny had worked for Cape LaCroix Apartments and Mississippi Valley Barge Lines. She was a member of La Croix United Methodist Church, St. Mark's Chapter 167 Order of Eastern Star, Order of Amaranth and VFW Post 3838 Auxiliary...
Cape police report 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests
Cape fire report 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
n At 5:43 p.m., stand by at 1 Airport Road. n At 9:24 p.m., medical assist in the 200 block of South Hanover Street. n At 10:47 p.m., medical asssit in the unit block of Village Drive. n At 9:50 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Linden Street...
Out of the past 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
A Cardwell, Mo., high school senior for the third year in a row has won a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair, and this year a classmate of his is eligible to make the trip also; John Phillips and Donna Duke, both students at Southland High School, are the principal winners in the 26th annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair...
This and that (04/03/07)
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress. -- Ronald Reagan --- The Missouri Legislature adjourns May 18, about seven weeks from the writing of this column. I've learned not to predict the outcome of the issues legislators are debating...
Better Broadway (04/03/07)
The new four-lane stretch of Broadway between Perry and Park avenues, along with the upgraded Broadway-West End Boulevard intersection, is a welcome improvement for motorists and provides an attractive access to Southeast Missouri State University's new fountain-lined "front door" that was developed last year...
Warning: Some victims are armed (04/03/07)
To the editor:This is an open letter to those in the Cape Girardeau area who have recently relied on armed robbery as a way to make a living: Dear Criminal: Although most of you are not intelligent enough to read the newspaper, I do feel compelled to write a letter concerning your recent career choice. ...
Gardener looks for explanation (04/03/07)
To the editor:I have a neighbor I call Farmer Glen, who is the neighborhood's foremost authority on all things that grow. Last April I took the sage advice of this green thumb in the planting of my tomatoes. First, he had me prepare the soil by covering the entire patch with about a quarter-inch of newspapers. ...
Political theater can be dangerous (04/03/07)
To the editor:On March 24 the U.S. House voted to do what the people ordered them to do last November: Bring the troops home. The president dismissed the action as "political theater" and promised a veto. Through fraud and deceit, the president and vice president invaded Iraq for reasons that did not exist. Political theater?...
Speak Out 4/3/07 (04/03/07)
Pointless signal; Paying for campus; DUI's victims; Leave me alone; Vicious dogs; Fishbowl drinking; Watching a riot; Highway speeding; New patients; Wedding tension; Come clean; Taking the Fifth; Keep apologizing; Library policy; Air carrier concerns; Great production
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