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Scott City industrial authority considers $3 million loan to wire company (04/26/07)
Scott City's Industrial Development Authority will hold a public hearing regarding a proposal to loan $3 million to Mid-South Wire Company. All interested persons may attend the hearing at 2 p.m. May 11 at the city hall on 618 Main St. in Scott City...
Griffith named interim emergency management director (04/26/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission named Charlie Griffith as interim director of the county's Emergency Management Agency to replace David Hitt, who is retiring. Griffith, 42, has been deputy director since 2001. Griffith said this morning that he has applied for the permanent job. Little will change while the search for a permanent director is underway, Griffith said...
Jackson bus drivers warned against rolling stops (04/26/07)
Jackson School District officials have advised school bus drivers to quit making rolling stops at rural intersections in Cape Girardeau County as a result of a recent complaint by a former Jackson school bus driver. But in Gordonville, Mo., on Monday afternoon, several school buses maneuvered onto Route Z without halting at a stop sign. The buses are owned and operated by the Jackson School District...
House seeks to rein in 'rogue' teachers (04/26/07)
Students at Missouri's public colleges would have some legal protection against professors who bully students with their political or religious beliefs under a bill approved by the state House. The House earlier this month overwhelmingly approved the Emily Brooker Intellectual Diversity Act in a 97 to 50 vote. However, lawmakers predict it won't win approval in the Senate this session...
Merchants want more patrols (04/26/07)
Ten merchants from downtown Cape Girardeau met at city hall Wednesday morning to speak with Mayor Jay Knudtson, city manager Doug Leslie and police chief Carl Kinnison. The topic at hand was petty vandalism and how to stop it. Answers included police patrols, surveillance and better lighting...
Local arts may get a financial boost (04/26/07)
With a dramatic increase in funding virtually certain for the coming year, the Missouri Arts Council is now turning to the public for feedback on its plans for future. The council's top three staff members will join a recently appointed council member from Cape Girardeau, Dr. Joel Ray, for a hearing at 5 p.m. Friday at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 32 N. Main St...
Group seeks to combine services to stem violence (04/26/07)
Police and social service agencies in Cape Girardeau plan to combine their efforts in a new program designed to improve the response to victims of domestic violence. The Safe House for Women Inc. sponsored a workshop Tuesday and Wednesday to provide information about the nationally recognized Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team program and to determine how it would function in Cape Girardeau County, said Safe House executive director Linda Garner...
20th annual Hutson auction set for Saturday (04/26/07)
The 20th annual Charles L. Hutson Auction is scheduled for 6:~ Proceeds from the auction go to fund Old Town Cape. 30 p.m. Saturday and will have a Tuscan theme. Proceeds from the auction go to fund Old Town Cape. Last year the money raised from silent and live auctions topped $20,000...
Book illustrated by Taylor Crowe now available (04/26/07)
Taylor Crowe describes living with high-functioning autism in the final chapter of a book he recently illustrated. "Being autistic makes lots of things harder for me than for most people. I experienced this while I was growing up, and it's still true," he writes. "But I'm just like everyone else in many ways and I'm capable of many things, capable of being independent in numerous ways."...
Back on the farm (04/26/07)
Third-graders rotated through 10 demonstration stations that included crops, livestock, forestry, conservation, bees and poultry Wednesday during the 12th annual Farm Day event at Flickerwood Arena in Jackson. About 900 students from schools in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Delta, Gordonville, Millersville and Perryville attended the all-day event sponsored by SEMO Cattlemen...
Agencies hold appreciation dinner for their volunteers (04/26/07)
Area agencies enthusiastically recognized their volunteers during April, National Volunteer Month. The Volunteer Intergenerational Center and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program recently held an appreciation dinner for more than 250 volunteers at the Bavarian Halle. The event was sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Area on Aging...
Girl Scouts of Otahki Council board members elected (04/26/07)
At the recent Girl Scouts of Otahki Council annual meeting, board of director and nominating committee members were elected and installed. Officers elected include president Jean Bollinger of Cape Girardeau; vice presidents Mike Shivelbine of Cape Girardeau and Terri Tomlin of Jackson; secretary Evelyn Rehagen of Perryville, Mo.; and treasurer Pat Kaempfer of Cape Girardeau. ...
In federal court 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber:Pleaded Guilty Age: 29 Residence: Cape Girardeau Charge: Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute...
Court briefs 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
Man accused in tanker accident appears in court A Wappapello, Mo., man accused of causing a tanker truck to overturn on I-55 last month appeared in Cape Girardeau County circuit court Tuesday where he was ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing May 22. ...
Citizens for Missouri's Children addresses health-care issues at forum (04/26/07)
A program that helps working parents keep health insurance for their children faces obstacles in Jefferson City, Mo., and Washington, D.C., as lawmakers deal with mounting medical costs, a children's advocacy group warned Wednesday. At a public forum at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Citizens for Missouri's Children provided details of the challenges health-care providers are facing as they deal with Medicaid changes on the state level and outlined the competing proposals before Congress. ...
Fish fry to be held at Chaffee Nutrition Center (04/26/07)
A fish fry with all the trimmings will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 at the Chaffee Nutrition Center, 800 S. Main St. in Chaffee, Mo. All proceeds (up to $2,000) will be matched by Modern Woodmen of America Camp 7515 in Scott City and will benefit senior services in Chaffee. Call 264-2996 for more information...
Community digest 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
Optimists donate to swim team, Girl Scouts; 'Rediscover Your Cape' to be held this weekend; Health and wellness fair to be held Saturday; Quilt show to be held in Anna, Ill., on Saturday; Alternative Farmers Market announces dates; Cape farmers market to be open Thursdays; "Pennies from Heaven" auction set for May 4; Steak night at to be held at Cape VFW Hall; Riverside Regional Library to hold book sale; NARFE to meet at noon Tuesday at Ponderosa; Immaculate Conception to hold golf tournament; Tables available at Eagles bazaar June 2
Mo. court asked to spare teen from sex offender registry (04/26/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Supreme Court judges indicated Thursday that a St. Louis County teenager should not be forced to register as a sex offender for a crime that was added to the list of registry offenses several months after he pleaded guilty...
Thousands in St. Louis wait to attend magnet schools (04/26/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A quota system designed to help integrate St. Louis public schools is keeping thousands of students from open spots at sought-after magnet schools, some school officials said. While the struggling district is so beset by problems that the state plans a takeover in two months, thousands of students -- the majority of them black -- can't take advantage of educational opportunities they seek...
Kansas City Schools to reorganize (04/26/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City school board has approved a plan to close most of the district's middle schools as part of the largest reorganization in the district in 20 years. The board's vote Wednesday night approved a plan proposed by Superintendent Anthony Amato to eventually replace most middle schools in favor of neighborhood elementary schools for kindergartners to eighth-graders...
MOHELA forgiving $500 on college freshmen loans (04/26/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- More than 9,300 college freshmen are getting a $500 break on their student loans courtesy of the state's college loan authority. The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority said Thursday that it is forgiving up to $500 of loans for each freshman who has both a federal Pell Grant and a MOHELA loan. The program generally will affect students from low-income families...
Archbishop protests Sheryl Crow's charity appearance (04/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Archbishop Raymond Burke denounced a Catholic charity Wednesday for scheduling singer Sheryl Crow to perform at a benefit concert Saturday because of Crow's support for abortion rights. Burke submitted his resignation as chairman of the board for the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation, saying the decision to let Crow sing left him no other choice...
Audit predicts worker disability fund will run out of money by 2008 (04/26/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state audit released Wednesday predicts a state fund to compensate disabled workers who suffer additional work injuries will likely run out of money by 2008. The audit blames the Second Injury Fund's potential insolvency partly on a 2005 law that caps employer contributions into the fund and a 2007 court case that required disability benefits to continue to be paid even after the injured worker died...
Toddler dies after being hit by car driven by his mom (04/26/07)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- A 15-month-old St. Louis County boy died Wednesday when he was struck by his mother's car as it was backing out of the driveway, police said. Names have not been released. An investigation continued but Kirkwood police doubted the woman would be charged...
Senate passes Blunt's higher ed plan (04/26/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt's plan to finance dozens of college building projects with money from the state's student loan authority advanced to the House on Wednesday, passed by the Republican-led Senate over the objections of most Democrats...
Mare rescued from wreck gives birth (04/26/07)
UNION, Mo. -- New life has sprung from a gruesome, middle-of-the-night horse-trailer wreck on Interstate 44 last September. One of the dozens of horses that were trapped inside and rescued has given birth. Mama, a thoroughbred mare, delivered a healthy baby boy on April 18. She and her new foal are resting and doing well at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, about an hour west of St. Louis, the Humane Society of Missouri said Wednesday...
New York subway power-saw slasher sentenced to 18 years in prison (04/26/07)
NEW YORK -- A man who cut into another's chest with a power saw in a subway station while other people fled for their lives won the victim's forgiveness Wednesday, just before being sentenced to 18 years in prison. Tareyton Williams, 34, was sentenced on his guilty plea to second-degree assault for an attack on Michael Steinberg last summer. He must serve about 15 1/2 years before he is eligible for parole...
Crews search wreckage from storms that killed 10 on Texas-Mexico border (04/26/07)
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Dozens of search and rescue crews scoured the mangled remains of houses and trailer homes Wednesday for more victims of tornadoes that killed at least 10 people in this border community and its Mexican neighbor. An 11th victim died in Louisiana...
Police: Virginia Tech gunman fired more than 170 shots (04/26/07)
By KRISTEN GELINEAU The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The massacre inside a chained-shut Norris Hall went on for nine minutes as Seung-Hui Cho fired off 170 rounds, killing 30 people before shooting himself in the head, police revealed Wednesday. But they said investigators still don't know why Cho launched the bloody attack on his fellow students at Virginia Tech...
Advocacy group: Shrek should be dropped from anti-obesity ad campaign (04/26/07)
NEW YORK -- A children's advocacy group wants the Department of Health and Human Services to oust Shrek, the animated ogre, from his role as spokesman for an anti-obesity drive. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says the soon-to-open "Shrek the Third" has too many promotional ties with unhealthy foods to justify using Shrek as a health advocate...
McCain stresses experience, vision as he seeks to revive his troubled presidential campaign (04/26/07)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- It wasn't supposed to be this way. John McCain was the presumptive Republican front-runner, the next in line for the nomination in a party that historically respects hierarchy. Now, he's trying to revive his troubled campaign. He is making the case for his candidacy by stressing his decades of experience in wartime and Washington and claiming he has the will to make tough, and sometimes unpopular, choices to heal the nation's woes...
House passes legislation ordering troops to begin coming home this fall (04/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- A sharply divided House brushed aside a veto threat Wednesday and passed legislation that would order President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq by Oct. 1. The 218-208 vote came as the top U.S. commander in Iraq told lawmakers the country remained gripped by violence but was showing some signs of improvement...
Iowa machinist arrested in case of pipe bombs, making threats (04/26/07)
CHICAGO -- An Iowa machinist was arrested Wednesday and charged with sending dud pipe bombs and threatening letters to investment companies in Denver and Kansas City in an effort to drive up stock prices. Authorities said he signed the messages "The Bishop."...
NYC refuses lucrative tax breaks for bank to move to ground zero (04/26/07)
NEW YORK -- One of the nation's largest banks has threatened to leave the city if it doesn't receive bigger tax breaks to develop one of five planned office towers at ground zero, government officials said Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been negotiating for weeks to build and lease the last skyscraper planned to replace the office space destroyed in the Sept. ...
Solar maximum expected in 2011-2012 (04/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- The peak of the next sunspot cycle will come in late 2011 or early 2012 -- potentially affecting airline flights, communications satellites and electrical transmissions. But forecasters can't agree on how intense it will be. A 12-member panel charged with forecasting the solar cycle said Wednesday it is evenly split over whether the peak will be 90 sunspots or 140 sunspots...
White House: Bush didn't know Tillman was killed by friendly fire (04/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush hopes someone is held responsible for the U.S. military's mishandling of information about the death of former football star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday. Bush did not learn about the unusual circumstances of the Army ranger's death until after the soldier's memorial service May 3, 2004, said deputy press secretary Dana Perino...
Companies bow to demands for state control (04/26/07)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Four major oil companies on Wednesday agreed to cede control of Venezuela's last remaining privately run oil projects to President Hugo Chavez's government, but ConocoPhillips resisted, prompting warnings that its fields could be taken over outright...
Yeltsin laid to rest in elite cemetery (04/26/07)
MOSCOW -- Boris Yeltsin was laid to rest Wednesday alongside writers, composers and artists in a funeral that was laden with the religious trappings given to Russia's czars but which also broke with tradition, befitting the first post-Soviet president...
Ethiopia blames attack on Chinese oil exploration field on rival Eritrea (04/26/07)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia on Wednesday blamed its rival Eritrea for an attack on a Chinese-owned oil exploration field that killed 74 people, raising tensions between the neighbors who have yet to resolve a border issue following the end of a two-year war in 2000...
Iran, negotiators signal progress in nuclear talks (04/26/07)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Senior Iranian and Western envoys signaled Wednesday that they may have made progress in trying to break a deadlock over Tehran's defiance of a U.N. demand to suspend uranium enrichment, saying they planned to meet again in two weeks...
Israel rules out large-scale Gaza raid (04/26/07)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his top security chiefs on Wednesday rejected calls for a massive ground offensive in the Gaza Strip following a renewal of rocket attacks on southern Israel by the Hamas militant group. The decision gave a five-month cease-fire one last chance to succeed, despite repeated warnings by military officials that Hamas has been using the lull in fighting to smuggle large amounts of weapons into Gaza. ...
6 ousted lawmakers flee Ecuador to Colombia (04/26/07)
QUITO, Ecuador -- Six ousted opposition lawmakers fled to Colombia after an Ecuadorean prosecutor requested that they and their colleagues be arrested for sedition. Prosecutor Elsa Moreno accused two dozen ousted lawmakers of disregarding authority after they declared themselves to be legitimate congressmen based on a ruling this week by Ecuador's Constitutional Tribunal...
Court told leaked memo damaged Britain's standing (04/26/07)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's senior foreign policy adviser said Wednesday at the trial of two men accused of leaking a classified memo that such disclosures damage Britain's international standing and put lives at risk. David Keogh, 50, a codes expert, and Leo O'Connor, 44, a lawmaker's aide, are accused of violating secrecy laws by disclosing a document relating to April 2004 talks between Blair and President Bush...
U.N. says Iraq withholding casualty figures (04/26/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.N. officials accused Iraq on Wednesday of withholding civilian death figures to try to deflect attention from escalating violence and a worsening humanitarian crisis despite the U.S.-led Baghdad security crackdown. Those conclusions by the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq drew a sharp rebuke from the Iraq's political leadership, which called the report "unbalanced" and said it raised questions about the credibility of the U.N. staff in Iraq...
Suicide bomber attacks police station (04/26/07)
BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber struck a police station Wednesday northeast of Baghdad, killing four officers two days after a double truck-bombing killed nine U.S. soldiers in the volatile area. Explosions, shootings and mortar attacks left at least 41 people dead elsewhere...
Former Redhawks set sights on draft (04/26/07)
Three Southeast Missouri State products are currently on National Football League rosters. A trio of Redhawks who completed their eligibility in 2006 hope to join that group. While probably only one of the three -- defensive end Edgar Jones -- has a chance to be selected in this weekend's NFL draft, all figure to have a solid opportunity to at least sign as free agents...
Correction (04/26/07)
It was incorrectly reported in a story on Page 1B of Wednesday's newspaper that Southeast Missouri State pitcher Brent Lawson was one pitch away from getting out of the third inning with the lead in Tuesday's game. He was one pitch away from getting out of the inning with the score tied. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
St. Vincent edges Jackson in soccer (04/26/07)
Courtney Besand scored 1 minute into the game and then added another goal to lead St. Vincent to a 2-1 victory over Jackson in a girls soccer game Wednesday night. Brooke Brown assisted on one of Besand's goals for the Indians (12-2). Megan Wengert made 10 saves in goal...
Tigers strike for 12 runs in fifth inning to sweep Redhawks (04/26/07)
Memphis proved during Tuesday night's shellacking of Southeast Missouri State that it could deliver in two-out situations. It didn't help the Redhawks' cause Wednesday to give the Tigers an extra out during the 12-run fifth inning that blew open the finale of the two-game midweek series...
Area sports digest 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
Central Hall of Fameaccepting nominations Central athletic director Mark Ruark said the process now is open for those who want to nominate someone for the school's athletic Hall of Fame. Nomination letters can be sent to Ruark at Central High School, 1000 S. Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, Mo. The ZIP is 63703...
Rams acquire returner Dante Hall from Chiefs (04/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' long search for a return man ended Wednesday when the team acquired Dante Hall from Kansas City in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this weekend's draft. "We have filled a need with one of the top players in football at his specialty, returning punts and kicks," Rams coach Scott Linehan said. "Dante will fit nicely on our special teams and can be utilized as a receiver in certain situations."...
Teams pay more attention to draft picks' character (04/26/07)
CINCINNATI -- A psychologist who helps NFL teams assess a draft pick's character shakes his head when a troubled player is chosen, then turns out to be nothing but trouble. "I've been telling teams for 25 years the same deal: You can't afford to take a guy like that," Robert Troutwine said...
Prior to miss season following surgery (04/26/07)
CHICAGO -- Oft-injured Cubs pitcher Mark Prior will miss the entire 2007 season after surgery on his right shoulder, a setback that isn't expected to finish his once-promising career. The 26-year-old Prior had surgery Tuesday by noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. Andrews also worked on Prior's rotator cuff...
Cardinals pitchers baffle Reds batters (04/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Braden Looper went back to being a set-up man for the Cardinals. The reliever turned starter pitched his best game of the season, setting the table for Albert Pujols' two-run, tie-breaking double in the eighth inning, and St. Louis beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday night...
Missouri reserve forward Dandridge plans to leave team (04/26/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Reserve forward Glen Dandridge says he is leaving the Missouri basketball team after three disappointing seasons with the Tigers. Dandridge, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound junior, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a story Wednesday he has left the team but plans to remain at Missouri through the end of the summer. Team officials declined comment...
Health news 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
Workshop helps couples prepare for pregnancy Saint Francis Medical Center is offering a workshop for area couples designed to help them develop a plan to minimize potential health risks before pregnancy. "Steps for a Healthy Pregnancy" will be from 8 a.m. ...
Ohm those wrinkles away: Can a workout for the face banish the collagen, the creams, and the microdermabrasion? A new book says yes. (04/26/07)
Face yoga is finding a niche among millions of women who want to firm their face and reduce the wrinkles without the pain and expense of Botox and facelifts. Practitioners claim the exercises relieve tension in the face muscles, warding off frown lines, sagging cheeks, crow's feet and droopy eyes, mouths, chins and cheeks...
Autism institute encouraging awareness (04/26/07)
Many autistic individuals can have a life of capabilities rather than disabilities. That's the message the Tailor Institute is promoting as part of Autism Awareness Month this April. The Tailor Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to autism research and therapy, primarily for those individuals with high-functioning autism...
A world of beautiful girls (04/26/07)
April 26, 2007 Dear Pat, Ten years ago the movie "Beautiful Girls" made much of the preoccupations and problems boys have becoming men because girls are so beautiful. Willie, home from New York City to see his sad father and brother and hang out with friends from high school, finds a sounding board in Marty, an old soul of a 13-year-old girl who now lives next door...
In pursuit of a more reliable mind (04/26/07)
Everyone is concerned about their memories, at least everyone over the age of 50. So here we all are, slogging our way through the New York Times crossword, doing our aerobic walks and popping all kinds of expensively dubious pills. But does any of this really work?...
Maedene Williams (04/26/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Maedene A. Williams, 77, of Marble Hill died Monday, April 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 6, 1930, near Marquand, Mo., daughter of Henry and Delphia James Cloninger. Williams had been an assembly operator at General Dynamics in California. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill...
Gilbert Winschel (04/26/07)
Gilbert L. Winschel, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1929, at Old Appleton, Mo., son of Andrew G. and Philomena T. Ponder Winschel. He and Wanda Proffer Winschel were married May 14, 1949...
Joni Huckstep (04/26/07)
Joni Jeanette Huckstep, 53, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Emma Dailey (04/26/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Emma Vernell Dailey, 91, of Tamms died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 25, 1916, in Keokuk, Iowa, daughter of Charles Warren and Emma Kelly Randell. She married Dallas Dailey, who died Nov. 3, 1974...
Wilma Austin (04/26/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wilma D. Austin, 86, of Sikeston died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Pacific Care in Pacific, Mo. She was born July 12, 1920, in Knoble, Ark., daughter of William E. and Nellie Wiseman Brown. She and Freeman Austin were married April 20, 1940, in Corning, Ark. He died Feb. 12, 1988...
Shirley Fendelet (04/26/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Shirley J. Fendelet, 71, of Advance died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Wilson C. and Helen J. Winchester Boyd. She and Frank V. Fendelet were married Jan. 18, 1955, in Livonia, Mich...
Births 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
Pfeiffer; Jarrett; Kinder
Cape police report 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
DWI; Arrests
Cape fire report 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
n At 5:47 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Boxwood Drive. n At 7:31 p.m., still alarm at 325 N. Sprigg St. n At 10:23 p.m., fire alarm at 350 N. Henderson Ave. n At 1:15 a.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of North Kingshighway...
Out of the past 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
An agreement under which Cape Girardeau County veterinarians will provide health care services to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri has been approved by the society's board of directors and the Cape County Veterinary Medical Association. The "wish list" of possible uses for a proposed arena at Cape Girardeau is narrowed considerably by the city's multipurpose advisory committee; the group crosses football, ice skating and swimming off the list, and ranks rodeos and livestock exhibits far down in priority of uses.. ...
Treatment can prevent outbreaks of violence (04/26/07)
By Del McKinney I watched many hours of coverage regarding the shootings at Virginia Tech. My personal reaction was deep sorrow. It is obvious that the shooter was deeply troubled with delusions of persecution and paranoia. As a mental-health professional who has worked at Community Counseling Center for almost 10 years, I have asked myself, "Could it happen here? Could it have been prevented?"...
Bedlam revisited (04/26/07)
By Jonathan Kellerman Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal Diagnosis from afar is the purview of talk-shows hosts and other charlatans, and I will not attempt to detail the psyche of the Virginia Tech slaughterer. But I will hazard that much of what has been reported about his pre-massacre behavior -- prolonged periods of asocial mutism and withdrawal, irrational anger and hatred, bizarre writing and speech -- is not at odds with the picture of a fulminating, serious mental disease. ...
Mental note (04/26/07)
The Cape Girardeau City Council's rejection last week of a rezoning request for an apartment complex for recovering mental patients reflected the will of neighboring property owners. It also reflected the misunderstandings and misconceptions too many of us have about mental health and its hard-to-erase stigmas...
'42nd Street' is a Cape success story (04/26/07)
To the editor:This past weekend, Cindy and I were fortunate enough to attend the song-and-dance extravaganza "42nd Street" at Rose Theatre on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. From the moment we took our seats we were treated to a professional production that would rival any in the world. ...
Grand memories from '42nd Street' (04/26/07)
To the editor:The Southeast Missouri University's production of "42nd Street" at the Rose Theatre is outstanding. What a joy it is for the Southeast Missourian to have been a small part of it by being a sponsor. It was amazing to realize that the actors were not wired for sound, yet you could hear and understand each word over the clicking of happy dancing feet and wonderful orchestra music. ...
Speak Out 4/26/07 (04/26/07)
Quality of life; Paying the price; Driven by consumers; Dogs in cemetery; Replace stop sign; Gun rights; Loss of courtesy; Drug bust; Time to go; Scott County problems; Not rocket science; Thanks for help; Bringing war home; Cyclists pay taxes; No foreign food; Border patrols; Seek forgiveness; Who pays utilities?
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