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Stories from Monday, April 30, 2007

Man accused of father's murder ruled insane (04/30/07)
Clayton Mosley was incapable of knowing right from wrong at the time he bludgeoned his father to death. The Missouri Department of Mental Health announced that finding Monday, determining the 23-year-old Cape Girardeau man suffered from paranoid schizophrenia when he committed the January slaying at the family home in Cape Girardeau...
"42nd Street" sold out nearly all shows (04/30/07)
Ticket sales for Southeast Missouri State University's production of "42nd Street" met levels not seen in more than 30 years, the university reported Monday. The musical ended its two-week run on Sunday afternoon, selling all but six tickets during that time frame...
Official says junior high needs major renovation (04/30/07)
Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School needs some major renovations even though it is structurally sound, school officials say. Patrick Morgan, executive director of administrative services, said the district needs to address the overall appearance of the junior high school. That includes walls, floors, ceilings and lockers. Restrooms, wiring and technology needs, heating and cooling, and storage are also items that the district needs to consider, he said...
Trooper honored for public service (04/30/07)
At the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 17th annual awards banquet held recently in Columbia, superintendent James F. Keathley announced that Lt. James E. McNeill of Sikeston received the MASTERS public service award for devotion to his community and state as an officer and as a private resident. He was among 12 others honored at the banquet...
Cleanup deadline passed for collapsed building on Themis (04/30/07)
Almost one year ago, the parapet of the nearly century-old apartment building at the corner of Themis and North Ellis streets collapsed, taking out a bay window and porch with it. The city immediately condemned the structurally unsafe building and Cape Girardeau police surrounded the area with yellow tape to keep people away from the area. But since it collapsed May 9, little work has been done to remove the debris from the property...
Finishing Sahara's room (04/30/07)
Sahara Aldridge relaxed on a colorful new daybed Sunday afternoon and watched an NBA playoff game on the flat-screen television in her made-over family room. The new television is Sahara's favorite part of the room. She also likes the stripes of bright fuchsia, orange and ice blue -- which she helped pick out -- that line the main wall...
Hybrid sales soaring (04/30/07)
As the temperature rises, so do fuel prices and a push for cars that get good gas mileage. Across the United States, gas prices have increased about 30 cents over the past month, and hybrid vehicle sales are at an all-time high. Two of the increasing number of places that carry hybrid vehicles in Cape Girardeau are Coad Toyota and Cape Girardeau Honda, both on Siemers Drive, the area's largest car dealer strip....
Fruitland booming since highway expansions (04/30/07)
Once a rural community predominantly populated by wheat and corn farmers after the Civil War, Fruitland has grown into a bustling town experiencing a boom in residential development. The name Fruitland had nothing to do with fruit growers, said Frank Nickell, director of regional history at Southeast Missouri State University...
Military digest 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Two area men finish basic training in Texas Air Force Airman Darel R. Roberts and Airman 1st Class Zachary W. Mais graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Roberts, the son of Robin Roberts and Melba Taylor, both of Jackson, is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. Mais, the son of Holly Brown of Jackson, is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School...
Dogs help children learn to love reading (04/30/07)
What do Toby Keith, Freckles and Lucky all have in common? They are dogs that bond with children at the Family Resource Center's after-school reading program. "The children cannot wait to read aloud to the dogs," center manager Denise Lincoln said. "The dogs love the attention, and the reward for the children is petting and playing with them after reading."...
Cape library's May schedule (04/30/07)
n At 10 a.m. Saturday, Cheryl Brennecke will give a presentation on digital scrapbooking. Participants will discover a different method of scrapbooking that requires no artistic talent and can be easily revised. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Call 334-5279 for more information...
Second annual Fort D Days scheduled for this weekend (04/30/07)
Fort D, four blocks south of the intersection of Route 74 and Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau, will hold its second ecampment of re-enactors and local citizenry from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Before Fort D Days, an education day called "Boot Camp" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for local students to visit and learn about the Civil War from experienced re-enactors...
Visitors tour historic sites at second Rediscover Cape (04/30/07)
Local residents and visitors from as far away as Indiana discovered -- or rediscovered -- six historic attractions in Cape Girardeau over the weekend. The second Rediscover Your Cape event, held Saturday and Sunday, drew more than 200 people who visited each historic site on the tour...
Community digest 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Scott County Women in Agriculture to meet; American Legion to sell poppies at Kmart; Optimists to hold March of Dimes Block Party; ALS Walk begins Saturday at Arena Park; Bikers plan poker run May 6 to help veterans; May 8 begins Magnolia Manor spring luncheons; Northern Cherokee Nation, TOLT to meet; College Greeks played big part in food drive
Mo. school steps up security after teen shot in parking lot (04/30/07)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- Security was stepped up at a suburban St. Louis high school Monday after a fight broke out after a dance contest and a teen was shot in the parking lot over the weekend. Classes resumed without incident at Pattonville High School on Monday, following the Friday night shooting, Maryland Heights police said...
Blunt to try again for college buildings at MU, UMKC (04/30/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt plans to make another attempt to finance two new medical buildings at universities in Columbia and Kansas City with money taken from the state's student loan authority. The two University of Missouri projects were cut by Republican senators in retaliation against two Democratic senators from those cities who had been among the most vocal opponents of Blunt's plan...
Archbishop's stance on Sheryl Crow gets celebs joking (04/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond Burke didn't attend a fund raiser headlined by singer Sheryl Crow this weekend because he disagrees with her support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research. But his name sure came up just the same...
Professor resigns during sex offender registry inquiry (04/30/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Missouri State University associate professor has resigned after weeks of controversy since he was identified as a registered sex offender for a crime he committed 25 years ago. Eugene Michael Hendrix, a tenured associate professor in biomedical sciences, and the university reached a tentative separation agreement late Friday. The university's Board of Governors must approve the agreement and university officials expect to schedule a board meeting today or Tuesday...
3 dead in shooting at KC shopping mall (04/30/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A shooting at a Kansas City shopping center has left at least three dead, including the gunman, police said. A fourth person was found dead at a home in the area and the death appears to be linked to the gunman, police said. Two of the victims were killed about 3:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ward Parkway Center in south Kansas City. The victims were found in their vehicles, which were parked on either side of the gunman's car...
Corps agrees to temporarily stop dumping dirt and sand at Arrow Rock (04/30/07)
ARROW ROCK, Mo. -- After complaints from farmers and the Missouri Clean Water Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to temporarily stop dumping dirt and sand into the Missouri River at a construction site near Arrow Rock. On April 20, the commission had threatened legal action if the corps did not voluntarily stop pushing dirt into the river at Jameson Island, where workers are digging a 1.85-mile side channel intended to help the pallid sturgeon and other river fish...
Old-style rabbit ears perk up free HDTV (04/30/07)
CLEVELAND -- Buying an antenna for a high-definition television seems as out of place as using a rotary phone to make a call. But some consumers are spending thousands of dollars on LCD or plasma TVs and hooking them up to $50 antennas that don't look much different from what grandpa had on top of his black-and-white picture tube...
Scar-free surgery: Doctors study operating through body's own openings (04/30/07)
PITTSBURGH -- A 4-year-old boy lay on an operating table here a few weeks ago with a tumor that had eaten into his brain and the base of his skull. Standard surgery would involve cutting open his face, leaving an ugly scar and hindering his facial growth as he matured...
Problems abound for U.S. in rebuilding country (04/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq are so beset with daily violence, corruption and poor maintenance that Iraqis will not be capable of managing reconstruction anytime soon, investigators say. The latest audit by the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction found that uncertainty and delays plague a U.S.-led war and rebuilding effort that has already cost nearly $400 million...
Rice: Next Iraq war spending bill could be derailed over 'consequences' (04/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will not sign any war spending bill that penalizes Iraq's government for failing to make progress, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday, a fresh warning to Congress about challenging him. Bush is expected to veto a bill this week that would order U.S. ...
Federal agents try to staunch wave of illegal seafood (04/30/07)
NEW YORK -- The armed agents stroll into the frigid market, where the pungent stink of seafood assaults them. The smell pervades their clothes, and the scaly, gooey water clings to their boots. They pass burly men slinging slabs of fish with gleaming hooks and table saws ripping through frozen chunks of swordfish and tuna. Tempers flare as forklifts dart around the building known as the Fulton Fish Market...
Former CIA chief Tenet faces backlash over memoir (04/30/07)
NEW YORK -- The backlash has built up even before the official release of former CIA Director George Tenet's memoir, with criticism about his version of the run-up to the Iraq war, interrogation techniques and other events. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday disputed Tenet's claim that the Bush administration, before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, never had a serious debate about whether Iraq posed an imminent threat or whether to tighten existing sanctions...
Study: Blacks and Hispanics fare worse than whites in traffic stops (04/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- Black, Hispanic and white drivers are equally likely to be pulled over by police, but blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to be searched and arrested, a federal study found. Police were much more likely to threaten or use force against blacks and Hispanics than against whites in any encounter, whether at a traffic stop or elsewhere, according to the Justice Department...
New Army chief wants soldier increase earlier than planned (04/30/07)
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army's new chief of staff says he wants to accelerate by two years a plan to increase the nation's active-duty soldiers by 65,000. The Army has set 2012 as its target date for a force expansion to 547,000 troops, but Gen. George Casey said Saturday that he has told his staff to have the soldiers ready earlier...
Google nudges state governments to make their online public records more easily accessible (04/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- By providing free consulting and some software, Google Inc. is helping state governments make reams of public records that are now unavailable or hard to find online easily accessible to Web surfers. The Internet search company hopes to eventually persuade federal agencies to employ the same tools -- an effort that excites advocates of open government but worries some consumer privacy experts...
Judging campus mental health and safety resources (04/30/07)
Searching for the right college match, students and parents usually have plenty of questions about topics like class size, dining options and extracurricular activities. But colleges say they get fewer queries on counseling services and campus security...
California highway interchange collapses after tanker catches fire (04/30/07)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A section of freeway that funnels traffic off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed early Sunday after a gasoline tanker truck overturned and caught fire, authorities said. The heat from the fire was intense enough to melt part of the freeway and cause the collapse, but the truck's driver walked away from the scene with second-degree burns...
70 percent of huge Ga. wildfire now contained (04/30/07)
WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Firefighters have managed to contain about 70 percent of the largest wildfire in Georgia history, which had charred 100 square miles of forest and swampland, officials said Sunday. A few families remained evacuated from their homes on the opposite side of U.S. Highway 1 from the main blaze, in an area where smaller spot fires started during the weekend, said Georgia Forestry Commission spokeswoman Susan Reisch...
NYC cracks down on unwanted menus (04/30/07)
NEW YORK -- You've heard of e-mail spam -- now a New York City councilman wants to do something about menu spam, the unwanted menus and circulars that have a way of appearing on city doorsteps and under doors. Simcha Felder has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to distribute menus, circulars and fliers to homes and apartment buildings that display a sign indicating promotional materials are unwanted...
Journalist critically wounded while leaving her home (04/30/07)
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen seriously wounded one of Iraq's best known radio and television journalists near her home in the capital Sunday, police said. The attackers were waiting in parked cars and opened fire just as Amal al-Moudares left her house at 7:45 a.m. in the western neighborhood of Khadra, police said...
Afghans protest after civilian deaths in U.S., Afghan raid on suspected bomb cell (04/30/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of angry protesters chanting "Death to Bush" demonstrated in eastern Afghanistan after six people -- including a woman and a teenage girl -- were reportedly killed when U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces raided a suspected car bomb cell early Sunday...
Secular, religious groups face off in Turkey (04/30/07)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The possibility of an observant Muslim president is pitting Turkey's deeply secular military and civilian establishment against its religiously oriented ruling party in a fundamental struggle over national identity. On Sunday, at least 700,000 people marched against Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul's candidacy in Istanbul, waving the red national flag and invoking Turkey's long secular tradition. ...
Squads impose peace in Rio slums police can't control (04/30/07)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- For as long as anyone can remember, the cracked asphalt soccer field in the Roquete Pinto slum was off-limits to children -- "reserved" by gangs selling marijuana and cocaine. Then, a few months ago, a mysterious squad of beefy men with submachine guns started patrolling on foot, and the drug dealers disappeared...
Pressure growing for Israeli prime minister to step down (04/30/07)
JERUSALEM -- Members of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's ruling coalition joined opposition lawmakers Sunday in calling for the Israeli leader and his defense minister to resign after parts of a government report criticizing their handling of last year's war in Lebanon were leaked to local media...
Amnesty report says China failing to keep promises on human rights (04/30/07)
BEIJING -- China has failed to live up to promises to improve human rights for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing despite reforms to the death penalty system and more freedoms for foreign reporters, Amnesty International said in a report today. The report catalogs a wide range of persistent abuses, from extensive use of detention without trial to the persecution of civil rights activists and new methods to rein in the domestic media and censor the Internet...
Iraqi leader warns Iran of terror threat (04/30/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iran agreed Sunday to join the U.S. and other countries at a conference on Iraq this week, raising hopes the government in Tehran would help stabilize its violent neighbor and stem the flow of guns and bombs over the border. In an apparent effort to drive home that point, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told an Iranian envoy that the persistent violence in Iraq -- some of it carried out by the Shiite militias Iran is accused of arming -- could spill over into neighboring countries, including those that are "supposed to support the Iraqi government.". ...
World briefs 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Released hostage returns to France PARIS -- A French aid worker who was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan returned home to France on Sunday, diplomatic officials said. The woman, identified as Celine Cordelier by the French Embassy in Kabul, was flown home overnight after giving a tearful statement Saturday pleading for the release of four colleagues still held in southern Afghanistan. ...
Japanese company develops patch to measure pet's stress (04/30/07)
TOKYO -- Wondering if your dog or cat is stressed? Just stick a special patch on the bottom of its paw and you'll be able to tell, according to a Japanese company. The patch, developed by Japanese company Medical Life Care Giken, purports to measure the stress level of dogs and cats by detecting excessive sweat secretion -- believed to be a sign of stress -- the Nikkei Weekly reported Sunday...
Bones throw vivid light on 18th-century earthquake that destroyed Lisbon (04/30/07)
LISBON, Portugal -- It was a chilling discovery: a mass grave of human bones -- skulls smashed and scorched by fire, dog bites on a child's thigh bone, a forehead with an apparent bullet hole. Three years after the discovery, by workers digging up the cloisters of a 17th-century Franciscan convent, forensic experts and historians say they have solved the mystery...
Pakistan probes suicide attack as official death toll rises to 28 (04/30/07)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The death toll from a suicide bombing that targeted Pakistan's top security official rose to 28 Sunday, the country's information minister said. Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao was left spattered in blood but only slightly injured in the attack Saturday in Charsadda, a town near his home village in North West Frontier Province...
Teams put seasons on line at district tourneys (04/30/07)
St. Vincent seniors Zach Richardet and Corey Brueckner brought home all-state finishes for the Indians last year. Now, following a successful regular season, Richardet and Brueckner will try to lead a veteran group to a district title and a place in the state tournament. Only the district team champion advances to the state meet, although if a team qualifies four individuals it can compete as a team at state...
Teams put seasons on line at district tourneys (04/30/07)
St. Vincent seniors Zach Richardet and Corey Brueckner brought home all-state finishes for the Indians last year. Now, following a successful regular season, Richardet and Brueckner will try to lead a veteran group to a district title and a place in the state tournament. Only the district team champion advances to the state meet, although if a team qualifies four individuals it can compete as a team at state...
Series win vs. EIU keeps Redhawks in tie for first (04/30/07)
Southeast Missouri State suffered its first Ohio Valley Conference series loss of the season last weekend at Austin Peay. The Redhawks were determined not to let it happen a second straight time. Omar Padilla and Ivan Nails were largely responsible for making sure it wouldn't...
Tennessee Tech rallies in 7th for 8-3 victory over Redhawks (04/30/07)
Two-time Ohio Valley Conference regular-season softball champion Tennessee Tech completed a series win over host Southeast Missouri State on Sunday by rallying for an 8-3 victory. The squads had split Saturday's doubleheader, with Tech (43-15, 19-4) capturing the opener to clinch its second straight OVC regular-season title...
Jones agrees to free-agent contract with Baltimore (04/30/07)
It was not really a surprise that nobody from last year's Southeast Missouri State football team was selected in the seven-round NFL draft that concluded Sunday. But the three members of the 2006 Redhawks who are considered legitimate prospects still hope to earn a shot in the NFL...
Bulls oust defending champ Heat (04/30/07)
MIAMI -- Michael Jordan's old Chicago jersey hangs over the Miami Heat's home floor, a tribute to the six-time NBA champion. Now, a new bunch of Bulls want a title of their own after ending the Heat's reign atop the league with a four-game sweep...
Cardinals' Hancock dies in auto accident (04/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are mourning a teammate for the second time in five years, and it isn't any easier this time. Josh Hancock, a relief pitcher who helped the team win the World Series last season, died early Sunday when his sport utility vehicle slammed into the back of a tow truck, bringing back painful memories of Darryl Kile's death in June 2002...
Draft selections (04/30/07)
At New York; Sunday; x-Compensatory Selection ROUND FOUR 100. Oakland, Michael Bush, rb, Louisville. 101. Jacksonville (from Detroit through Baltimore), Adam Podlesh, p, Maryland. 102. Minnesota (from Tampa Bay), Brian Robison, de, Texas. 103. Dallas (from Cleveland), Isaiah Stanback, qb, Washington...
Raiders trade Moss to Patriots (04/30/07)
NEW YORK -- Troy Smith is taking his Heisman Trophy to Baltimore. Randy Moss is bringing his sinking reputation to New England. The second day of the NFL draft hardly was without big names and drama. Smith, the Ohio State quarterback, was chosen by the Ravens on the final pick of the fifth round. That's 174 picks overall, the ninth quarterback and seventh Buckeye chosen...
Gordon wins at Talladega amid shower of beer cans (04/30/07)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- As beer cans bounced around his car, Jeff Gordon crossed the finish line Sunday for win No. 77 -- breaking a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt on NASCAR's career victory list. It was only fitting that it happened at Talladega Superspeedway, where Earnhardt -- who would have been 56 on Sunday -- won 10 times in his Cup career...
Verplank wins Byron Nelson Championship (04/30/07)
Scott Verplank dropped into a squatting position Sunday and looked skyward, almost in disbelief -- and to say thanks. Finally, after so many tries, Verplank won the tournament he's always wanted to win. This victory at home in Irving, Texas, was for the late Byron Nelson...
More changes happening at the mall (04/30/07)
Earlier this month I mentioned in my column that the West Park Mall recruited a new manager, John Dickey. The mall manager with 24 year's experience already is trying to improve the shopping center. He called it playing a game of chess. "Filling vacancies goes hand-in-hand with regular retail activity," Dickey said. "We really have to react quickly to keep retailers and customers happy."...
Country star Keith says charity donations may have surpassed last year's $400,000 (04/30/07)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Toby Keith says this year's charity auction for families of pediatric cancer patients may have surpassed the $400,000 raised last year. The country music star was hosting the fourth annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic this weekend, which included a charity auction and dinner Friday in Oklahoma City...
Next-generation toys read brain waves, may help kids focus (04/30/07)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A convincing twin of Darth Vader stalks the beige cubicles of a Silicon Valley office, complete with ominous black mask, cape and light saber. But this is no chintzy Halloween costume. It's a prototype, years in the making, of a toy that incorporates brain wave-reading technology...
A little slice of franchise (04/30/07)
My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe is bigger than Cape Girardeau. Over the years the baking institution outgrew a few kitchens, and it became clear that ownership was not a one-man operation. Now the South Broadview eatery officially has become a franchise. The owners have sold their first store, and there will be a My Daddy's Cheesecake in Destin, Fla., expected to open in late summer or early fall...
Business memo 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Ameren recognized as 'tree line USA' utility For the eighth straight year, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized St. Louis-based Ameren as a "tree line USA" utility, a designation bestowed annually to utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America's urban forests. ...
People on the move 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Physical therapist joins HealthPoint staff Vicki Litzelfelner Keller recently joined the staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital's HealthPoint Rehab. A graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Keller has been a practicing physical therapist in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area for 29 years. ...
Mary Fox (04/30/07)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Mary Louis Fox, 59, of Cobden died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at her home. She was born March 16, 1948, in Gary, Ind., daughter of Richard W. and Helen Marie Sevay Musgrave. She and James R. Fox were married June 11, 1966, in Cobden. Fox was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, Ill., and was a retired registered nurse from Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna...
Valeria Dunger (04/30/07)
Valeria Cecilia Caroline Dunger, 93, of Scott City died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Cliff Tisby (04/30/07)
Cliff Tisby, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangments are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Doris Bergman (04/30/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Doris M. Bergman, 82, of Perryville died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. She was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Frohna, Mo., daughter of Ernst T. and Martha Vogel Kramer. She and Ralph O. Bergman were married July 29, 1945. He died Jan. 5, 2000...
Colton Pearl (04/30/07)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Colton Edward Pearl, 29, of McClure died Saturday, April 28, 2007, on Grapevine Trail at Lindsey Lane near McClure. He was born May 19, 1977, in Elgin, Ill., son of Edward and Dianna Karraker Pearl. He and Jennifer Jones were married Oct. 2, 1995, in Anna, Ill...
Births 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Bourner; Pyles; Popp; Miller; Boles; Bollinger; Weinkein; Manche; Mullins; Grace; Koerber; Brimer; Hunt; Aufdenberg
Cape/Jackson police report 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Theft; Miscellaneous
Cape/Jackson fire report 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
n At 4:16 p.m., emergency medical service at Central High School swimming pool. n At 5:01 p.m., emergency medical service at 3000 William St. n At 6:10 p.m., emergency medical service at 500 S. Benton St. n At 7:21 p.m., emergency medical service at 600 North St...
Out of the past 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson of Cape Girardeau has asked President Reagan to pardon Puxico, Mo., farmer Wayne Cryts, who was jailed by a federal bankruptcy judge this week for contempt of court. The first-ever Southeast Missouri Hospital Outstanding Service Awards were presented last night to two longtime supporters of the hospital; in recognition of their many years of service, the hospital's board of directors chose to present the awards to Arthur F. Deneke and Robert D. Harrison...
Fresh paint (04/30/07)
Fresh paint can go a long way toward making something old look new again. Members of the Baptist Student Union at Southeast Missouri State University recently treated some houses in Cape Girardeau to a new look. With paint donated by merchants, the group painted six houses in the 500 block of South Benton Street. The hope was to give the fixer-uppers a new sparkle and the low-income area a new attitude...
Bill offers opportunity for dialogue (04/30/07)
To the editor:I am curious about the bill proposing to prevent student indoctrination in universities. As a person with strong Cape Girardeau ties, I am particularly interested in the bill's import for the community. The bill promises that professors will give fair, accurate representations of all viewpoints on a given issue. ...
Not everyone can afford a computer (04/30/07)
To the editor:If we, the people, already can't afford health care, how in the world can we, the people, afford a computer in order to reach the Internet? Can't you just see the rush to our local libraries for help? They could not handle it all. Our governor should seriously start thinking about the less fortunate, the poor, along with all the good taxpaying people of Missouri who work for a living...
Diversity act raises religious issue (04/30/07)
To the editor:Regarding the proposed Emily Brooker Intellectual Diversity Act that the Republican-controlled Missouri House recently "overwhelmingly approved": Maybe Republican supporters like state representatives Nathan Cooper, Scott Lipke and Jane Cunningham and Lucas Presson of College Republicans actually believe that one of the guidelines for promoting intellectual diversity at colleges should be "the viewpoint that subscribes to the validity of the Bible." Many in the Republican Party would like to have the Judeo-Christian Bible replace the U.S. ...
Support for musical is appreciated (04/30/07)
To the editor:On behalf of Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, I would like to thank the Southeast Missourian and the Rust family for being our very first corporate sponsor for our production of "42nd Street." Without this generous support, the show might not have been done, the students would not have had this incredible learning experience, and the audiences would not have received the joy of experiencing this great musical...
Speak Out 4/30/07 (04/30/07)
Hummers are here; Not so easy; Show compassion; Mental illness; Slow down and enjoy; Spending priorities; Super photo; Nation laughing at us; Spread the tax; Political medicine; No fast path; Eating option; Liberal programs; Slipping on gravel; No bigger threat; School schedule
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