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Corporate waste in Cape drops by nearly half, EPA says (04/21/07)
By TJ Greaney Southeast Missourian Total waste reported by Cape Girardeau corporations dropped by nearly half from 2004 to 2005, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency reported its annual inventory of toxic chemical releases by heavy industry last month...
County hopes for deal to protect tax base (04/21/07)
A compromise in the works could protect Cape Girardeau County's sales tax base while providing a sales tax break for manufacturers. Sen. Jason Crowell, Cape Girardeau Area Magnet director Mitch Robinson and Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones have been discussing how to promote economic growth and provide the needed revenue to operate the county. ...
Cape Co. ranks third for quality of life (04/21/07)
High average incomes and plenty of doctors make Cape Girardeau County one of the most livable rural counties in Missouri, a Southeast Missouri State University economics professor said Friday. Among the 81 counties studied, Cape Girardeau County ranked third in the state, said professor Dr. Bruce Domazlicky. Camden County ranked first in the state...
Council seeks ideas from art community (04/21/07)
The Missouri Arts Council's newest board member and the director of the local arts council are pushing for a big turnout at an upcoming public meeting with MAC representatives. The meeting is at 5 p.m. Friday at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, and comes on the heels of Missouri House and Senate committees recommendations that the legislature honor Gov. Matt Blunt's recommendation of a $5 million increase in funds for the arts in Missouri...
Cleared police officer would like old job back (04/21/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A former police officer cleared of patronizing prostitution charges wants his old job back. Daniel Ayers, 31, of Cape Gir?ardeau said Friday he wants to return to the Chaffee Police Department, where he worked as an officer for more than a year before chief Martin Keys fired him in January...
Southeast hazing case referred to prosecutor (04/21/07)
Southeast Missouri State University officials announced Friday that an alleged hazing incident involving members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority has been referred to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle to determine whether criminal charges will be filed...
regional digest (04/21/07)
High school locks down after altercation STEELE, Mo. -- While the South Pemiscot High School was under a lockdown Wednesday due to an argument between two male students, two female students started a fight about 9 a.m. Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department arrested the two girls and held them in the county jail on a $2,047 bond. ...
court briefs (04/21/07)
Man to serve three years for setting cars on fire A Cape Girardeau County jury sentenced a 45-year-old Cape Girardeau man who set fire to two of his neighbor's cars to three years in prison on Monday. Johnny W. Dunger, of 512 N. Middle St., pleaded guilty to two counts of knowingly burning in February. ...
Volunteer shares his love of nature through photo exhibit (04/21/07)
Charlie Wilson wants to make people better stewards of the earth. To that end, his photo exhibit, "A Walk from Winter into Spring," is on display at the Conservation Campus Nature Center at Cape County Park until April 28. "A lot of people go so fast they don't get a chance to understand about nature," Wilson said. ...
Writer shares Hmong experience in U.S. (04/21/07)
Mai Neng Moua remembers little of her early childhood and the traditions of the Hmong (pronounced "mong") from her early years her homeland, Laos. Moua's experience as an ethnic Hmong -- a people with roots in China who spread to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam -- is one of a Hmong youth trying to find her place in American culture...
Briefly (04/21/07)
Low lecture to focus on populist Wallace The annual Joseph H. Low Lecture at Southeast Missouri State University on Wednesday will focus on conservative populist George Wallace. Dr. Lloyd Rohler, a communication studies professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, will deliver the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ...
The impact of tragedy (04/21/07)
When Jackson High School senior Christopher Crossett begins college this fall, the Virginia Tech massacre won't be far from his thoughts. Crossett, 18, who is originally from Virginia, has an older cousin who is a freshman at the university. His best friend lives in West Ambler Johnston Hall, the dorm on campus where the first shooting occurred Monday...
Woman, 78, makes safe emergency plane landing in field near St. Louis (04/21/07)
NEW MELLE, Mo. -- A cut below the nose was all 78-year-old Emma Hanner had to show after being forced to make an emergency landing of her small plane in a field west of St. Louis. The propeller on the two-seater suddenly stopped in mid-air Thursday, forcing the grandmother of five to bring it down in a muddy farm field near New Melle in St. Charles County...
Ozarks community college fires teacher for bomb comment (04/21/07)
OZARK, Mo. -- Ozarks Technical Community College fired an instructor after students complained he had joked about being a suicide bomber. The community college fired the teacher Thursday and filed a report with Ozark police about the part-time instructor...
State officials end noodling experiment (04/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri conservation officials voted Friday to end the experiment with hand fishing after just two years, citing threats to breeding-age fish. The Conservation Commission voted unanimously at a meeting in Lebanon to immediately end an effort to decide whether to legalize the practice also known as noodling...
Virginia Tech gunman's family says it feels 'hopeless, helpless and lost' (04/21/07)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The family of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho said Friday that they feel "hopeless, helpless and lost," and "never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence." "He has made the world weep. We are living a nightmare," said a statement issued by Cho's sister, Sun-Kyung Cho, on the family's behalf...
Gunman kills hostage, himself at Houston's Johnson Space Center (04/21/07)
HOUSTON -- A NASA contract worker took a handgun inside an office building Friday at the Johnson Space Center and fatally shot a hostage before killing himself, police said. A second hostage escaped with minor injuries. The gunman was able to take a snub-nosed revolver past NASA security and barricade himself in the building, which houses communications and tracking systems for the space shuttle...
Deregulation fails to lower electric bills (04/21/07)
BENTON, Ill. -- This wasn't supposed to happen with deregulation. Electric bills were supposed to go down. Instead, Ellie Dorchincez can almost see the dollars evaporating every time she turns on the lights or opens the freezer at her small Farm Fresh grocery store...
Third company recalls pet food (04/21/07)
WASHINGTON -- A third company Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. The pet food ingredient, rice protein concentrate, is the second found in the United States to be contaminated by melamine. Previously, testing revealed that wheat gluten also had been contaminated...
Republican support for Gonzales looks grim after Senate hearing on firings (04/21/07)
WASHINGTON -- Desperate for support among fellow Republicans, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced grim prospects Friday after a Senate hearing that produced one outright call for resignation and a fistful of invitations and hints to quit. One GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, John Cornyn of Texas, predicted Gonzales would weather the furor and said he should. "Frankly, I don't think the Democrats are going to be satisfied with the resignation by Al Gonzales," he said...
Pakistani video shows youngster beheading man (04/21/07)
KILI FAQIRAN, Pakistan -- The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high-pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then he hacks off the captive's head to cries of "God is great!" and hoists it in triumph by the hair...
Japanese police seize barricaded mobster after shooting outside Tokyo (04/21/07)
TOKYO -- Police stormed an apartment today and seized a suspected gangster who had barricaded himself inside after a deadly shooting in the streets of a Tokyo suburb in violence officials said may signal infighting in the Japanese underworld. The violence came days after the mayor of Nagasaki was gunned down by a reputed mobster in an unrelated killing. Crime syndicates are overwhelmingly responsible for Japan's rare gun attacks...
U.S. diplomatic buildings in Germany increase security (04/21/07)
BERLIN -- U.S. diplomatic buildings in Germany have increased their security in response to a "heightened threat," and the U.S. Embassy warned Americans in the country to take precautions, officials said Friday. German officials also said they have stepped up security outside U.S. bases, but left any specific danger unclear...
Errors cost Oran in loss to Cooter (04/21/07)
Cooter scored six times in the second inning and got solid pitching from Aaron McCaig to defeat Oran in a high school baseball game Friday. Mistakes in the field proved costly for the Eagles, as they committed an uncharacteristic four errors in the contest...
Redhawks exit OVC tennis tournament (04/21/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team saw its season come to an end Friday during the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Southeast, making the program's first OVC tournament appearance under the current six-team format, lost to Eastern Illinois 4-1 at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville, Tenn...
Redhawks will try to stay atop OVC standings (04/21/07)
The top two pitching staffs in the Ohio Valley Conference will square off this weekend as Southeast Missouri State attempts to remain atop the league standings. Southeast (24-13, 9-3) and Austin Peay (20-16, 7-5) play a three-game series in Clarksville, Tenn. There will be a 1 p.m. doubleheader today and a 1 p.m. contest Sunday...
Redhawks conclude spring workouts with scrimmage (04/21/07)
Southeast Missouri State's annual spring football game will again feature an unusual format. And this time around, plenty of new faces. The Redhawks will hold the last of 15 spring workout sessions allowed by the NCAA today with a noon intrasquad contest at Houck Stadium. Admission is free...
Racing returns to Benton's RacePark (04/21/07)
BENTON -- The first night of racing in nearly three years at Auto Tire and Parts RacePark got off to a rough start. The first heat of the first race Friday had to be restarted after the eighth car was late to join the field. And an accident one lap into that heat caused a delay...
Creating Spiritual Leaders (04/21/07)
In 1990 Bill McCartney, a football coach for the University of Colorado, and David Wardell, Ph.D., came up with the concept of combining sports and worship to make a godly man. That was the beginning of what is now known nationwide as Promise Keepers...
Church briefs 4-21 (04/21/07)
Briefly Origin and diversity of life to be discussed The SEMO Creation Science Club is sponsoring a program on the origin of life and its diversity by Robert and Elizabeth Ridlon of Troy, Ill., at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium on campus. ...
Taking notice of what others ignore (04/21/07)
A couple of weeks ago, my daughters introduced my wife and me to a new game. It's very simple. You play the game only in your car and only when the car is moving. The objective is to spot a yellow car or truck and then shout "Yogurt!" when that vehicle comes into your field of vision. We actually keep score. My daughters are way ahead of my wife and me; it's humbling to accept just how much quicker their reaction time is...
Stones' gig at Belgrade racetrack still on despite animal rights activists (04/21/07)
BELGRADE, Serbia -- The Rolling Stones will rock Belgrade this summer even if their performance at the city's main racetrack distresses hundreds of horses stabled at the venue, concert organizers said Friday. "Preparations for the July 14 concert are going smoothly, there are no problems," Dejan Maksimovic, a director of Music Star Productions, said, shrugging off concerns from an animal rights organization...
Inez Graham (04/21/07)
Inez A. Graham, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Landmark Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Lowndes, Mo., daughter of Oscar and Eda Smith Mullins. She and Walter H. Graham were married April 11, 1942, in Fredericktown, Mo. He died Nov. 22, 1978...
Jeffrey Baker (04/21/07)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Jeffrey L. Baker, 43, of Villa Ridge, died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1963, son of Sandra and Bill Cato, of Villa Ridge. Survivors include his parents; son, Brian Baker, of Commersville, Tenn.,; three brothers, Russell R. Baker of Powder Springs, Ga., J.D. Cato of Villa Ridge, J.W. Cato, of Fort Riley, Kan.; a grandfather...
Annie Verner (04/21/07)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Annie Mae Verner, 77, of Charleston died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at her home. She was born May 17, 1929, in Dixon, Tenn., daughter of Walter and Rosie Sager Walker. Survivors include six sons, Jodie Verner of St. Louis, Johnnie Townsend of Clearlake, Calif., Henry Verner of Memphis, Tenn., John Verner of Cape Girardeau, Tim Verner of Conyers, Ga., and J.D. Verner of Lilbourn, Mo...
Rev. David Hahn (04/21/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Rev. David Earl Hahn, 76, of Poplar Bluff died Friday, April 13, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Hahn was born Feb. 27, 1931, son of Lester Paul and Verdetta Conner Hahn. He and June Sarah Mayberry were married Jan. 25, 1953...
Dean Taylor (04/21/07)
Dean Taylor, 81, of Cape Gir-ardeau died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Belleville, Ill., son of Omer and Sophia Foster Taylor. Taylor previously owned and operated Dean Taylor Cadillac and Oldsmobile in Cape Gir-ardeau...
Sybil Hoover (04/21/07)
Sybil E. Hoover, 87, died April 19, 2007, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born May 14, 1919, in Portageville, Mo. She was a member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Tabernacle Church and employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Griffith M. ...
Births 4/21/07 (04/21/07)
Pattengill; Wissinger; Collier; Baker
Police report 4/21/07 (04/21/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; DWIs; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Fire report 4/21/07 (04/21/07)
Cape Girardeau:Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 5:37 p.m., alarm sounding in the 2300 block of Bloomfield Street. n At 6:51 p.m., box alarm in the 1100 block of Missouri Avenue. n At 8:32 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of North West End Boulevard...
Out of the past 4/21/07 (04/21/07)
Hal B. Lehman, longtime business manager for Cape Girardeau public schools, receives the 1982 Golden Deeds Award in recognition of his 43 years in the service of education and his involvement in numerous civic activities; the award, presented by the Evening Exchange Club, highlights the annual Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce meeting...
The unforgettable Jean Bell Mosley (04/21/07)
By Millie Walhausen I recently learned that a new book is about to be published concerning the life and works of Jean Bell Mosley, the late well-known, award-winning Missouri author. How proud we should be of her. And I urge everyone to buy a copy. Jean Bell Mosley delighted her untold thousands of readers with her novels, short stories and articles since her first story sold to Woman's Day in 1951. ...
South Koreans fearfor themselves first (04/21/07)
By Donald Boston I admire American fortitude. In the wake of events that have taken place at Virginia Tech, I must say that Americans have made me proud. As an American citizen living and working in South Korea, I have seen what should be seen as a totally wrong response by the Korean civilization to the events...
Forest for the trees (04/21/07)
The Bush administration's newest budget once again proposes selling off national forest lands to raise money for rural schools. More than 20,000 acres would be sold in Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. Once again the state's congressional delegation has asked the forest service to keep its hands off. ...
Speak Out 4/21/07 (04/21/07)
Thanks for cleanup; Time to move forward; It's all discrimination; Sad opposition; It's good for Cape; Access to guns; Making ends meet; Who you know; Still the principal; Those less fortunate; Crime is everywhere; Dedicated professional; Conspiracy, subversion; A dose of humor; Showing support; Good leadership; Ask the question; Fire protection; Courteous service; MAP disruption
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