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Live My Little Pony show enthralls children at Show Me Center (05/05/07)
If a My Little Pony Live! show had rolled through the Show Me Center 20 years ago, Lisa Ham of Scott City probably would have been there. Ham has a love of My Little Pony cultivated through two generations, starting with her daughter Jessica and continuing with her 6-year-old granddaughter Diamond...
Leadership Cape presents proposals (05/05/07)
Ideas generated through the Leadership Cape Program have resulted in the creation of a community calendar, a skateboard park and a volunteer center in Cape Girardeau. Other visions are still on the drawing board, like Tim Arbeiter's group proposal from a few years back to create a riverfront amphitheater...
Future in doubt for campus ministry (05/05/07)
By TJ GREANEY Southeast Missourian After 22 years on campus, the Southeast Missouri State University Methodist Ministry will close its doors at the end of the semester faced with an uncertain future. In March, Missouri Methodist leaders voted overwhelmingly to abandon the use of campus ministries as the primary method to connect with students. Leaders cited low attendance and a desire to integrate students into established congregations...
Rotary's Soap Box derby rolls down Sprigg Street today (05/05/07)
It can be a bonding experience in more than one way. This morning, 31 racers ages 8 to 17 will roll down a hill in Cape Girardeau in miniature carts they built themselves. The winners in two divisions -- stock and super stock --will move on to the national Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio...
Wall of Fame dedication delayed (05/05/07)
Sidewalk displays interpreting the images on the Missouri Wall of Fame floodwall mural will be in place in early July, but a dedication ceremony for the project won't happen until next fall, a project organizer said Friday. River Heritage Mural Association president Tim Blattner said the original plan to dedicate the mural project this spring with an official ceremony will have to wait because acquiring sponsorships for some images on the mural has been slower than originally expected. ...
PMac program raises funds for Sahara Aldridge (05/05/07)
Southeast Missourian PMac Music in Cape Gir-ardeau has started a new program in its continuing efforts to raise funds for Cape Girar-deau girl Sahara Aldridge, a 12-year-old battling brain stem cancer. In May and June, customers with orange "Hope for Hoops" bracelets can save $1 on each CD and DVD purchased. ...
Briefly (05/05/07)
Red House to hold 'Kids Club' today The Red House Interpretive Center will hold "Kids Club," one of four available sessions at 10 a.m. today. Events planned until 4 p.m. include historical crafts, games, clothing, quilting and handwork, face painting and a discovery trunk display from the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Campus...
'Going Public' to feature American West, Kennedy historians (05/05/07)
A leading scholar on the American West, Dr. John Mack Faragher, and Kenn Thomas, an expert on the John F. Kennedy assassination, will be featured Sunday on the "Going Public" radio show. Faragher directs Yale University's Howard R. Lamar Center which focuses on American frontier history. Thomas is an archivist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and author of several books dealing with the assassination of President Kennedy...
Father of accused shooter sentenced to federal prison (05/05/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man whose son is charged with firing an assault rifle at his middle school was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said. Greg Lynn White of Joplin pleaded guilty in December to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Authorities say he was found to have several guns and ammunition, including the rifle his son is accused of firing at Memorial Middle School in Joplin in October...
Airmen honor Europeans who helped them evade capture (05/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Milan Buros still has their flight jackets, but can no longer remember the names of four U.S. airmen he led to safety in the forests of his native Slovakia in 1944. Nor can he recall how many Jews he saved along similar escape routes. But the big picture is still clear, the 82-year-old said, his ice-blue eyes dancing at the memory...
L.A. mayor to cut short trip to deal with rally fallout (05/05/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa cut short a trade mission to Mexico to deal with fallout from the police department's use of batons and more than 200 rounds of rubber bullets to clear out a park where immigration rights activists were rallying...
Six-legged calf romps happily on Neb. farm (05/05/07)
LITCHFIELD, Neb. -- A days-old Black Angus calf romps about a central Nebraska farm just like any other -- only this one romps with six legs. "He's a real freak," said Brian Slocum, who said the calf was born Sunday to one of his cows. "I've never seen anything like this before."...
Investors surprised by West Texas land buy (05/05/07)
DELL CITY, Texas -- Maxine Bryant received an ad in her mailbox last year for undeveloped land in West Texas and bought, sight unseen, 20 acres of sorry-looking desert in the middle of nowhere. The Florida woman said the real estate company, Florida Top Land, told her that a Home Depot was coming to the nearby town of Dell City and that the airport -- if that's what you can call a gravel strip along a farm field -- would soon be improved...
Misplaced body was buried under another man's name, Mass. officials say (05/05/07)
BOSTON -- A body that was misplaced by the state medical examiner's office was buried under the name of another man, and the individual originally believed to have been buried was still in the office, officials said Friday. When the body in the office was discovered, state police dug up the grave and found Thomas E. Brissette, whose body had been missing, the state Executive Office of Public Safety said...
Police in Tennessee arrest suspected robbers dressed as former U.S. presidents (05/05/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Usually bank robbers just wear a mask. But police say two robbers dressed as Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon last month in two heists in Bowling Green, Ky. William R. Hendrick, 57, and Richard Parrott, 58, were arrested Wednesday in Nashville. The pair, who both were convicted of bank robbery in Florida in the 1980s, face federal armed bank robbery charges...
Reports say Microsoft seeks possible buyout talks with Yahoo (05/05/07)
NEW YORK -- Speculation about a possible Microsoft-Yahoo tie-up met with skepticism Friday from analysts who believe services from the two companies have too much in common. Yahoo shares surged 12 percent in mid-afternoon trading following published reports Friday that Microsoft Corp. is resuming its pursuit of Yahoo Inc. in an attempt to better compete with Web search and advertising leader Google Inc...
Police: Junior high student stabbed repeatedly by another teen on school bus (05/05/07)
STEELE, Mo. -- A teenager boarded a school bus with a hunting knife and stabbed another student more than a dozen times before bystanders could pull him away, police and the victim said. John Moore, 14, was in good condition Friday, two days after the attack. The suspect, also 14, was put in juvenile custody. No motive has been determined...
Israel-Palestinians, 4th Ld (05/05/07)
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was under growing pressure from the Israeli public to resign over his handling of the Lebanon war last summer. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, meanwhile, told his Fatah Party after a return from Europe that he has made no progress toward lifting an international embargo of the Palestinian unity government, which includes the Islamic militant Hamas. ...
Haitian Boat Capsizes, 3rd (05/05/07)
Boat carrying Haitians capsizes; 16 dead SOUTH DOCK, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A boat loaded with Haitians capsized early Friday, and 16 bodies have been found, some partially eaten by sharks. Hours after the sailing vessel overturned in moonlit waters a half-mile from shore, rescuers had recovered more than a dozen bodies and were searching for about 60 missing people. ...
U.S. raids targeting Iranian-made weapons (05/05/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S.-led forces Friday arrested suspected Shiite militants accused of smuggling powerful bomb components from Iran, and clashes between Shiite factions broke out in two major cities. The United States announced the deaths of five American soldiers -- three of them in bombings...
Brazil-AIDS Drug, 1st Ld-Wr (05/05/07)
Brazil bypasses patent on Merck's AIDS drug BRASILIA, Brazil -- President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took steps Friday to let Brazil buy or produce an inexpensive generic version of an AIDS drug made by Merck & Co. despite the U.S. drug company's patent. ...
Not much of a spring thaw for chilly U.S., Iranian relations (05/05/07)
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- If this was supposed to be the spring thaw in the chilly relationship between Iran and the United States, it was a short season. The top diplomats from both nations circled one another for two days during the Expanded Ministerial Conference for the Neighbors of Iraq, but passed up what would have been the first high-level face-to-face talks since the United States broke off relations over the 1979 Iran hostage crisis...
Jackson girls claim SEMO North track title (05/05/07)
Jackson sophomore sprinter Adam Zweigart ran for the first time this season using the starting blocks in the open 400 on Friday at the SEMO North Conference meet at Jackson. Zweigart may want to stick with that approach after he set the school record with a conference-winning time of 50.06 seconds. That time would have been fast enough last year at the state meet for an all-state finish...
Redhawks teams occupy second place (05/05/07)
Southeast Missouri State's men's and women's track teams sit in second place behind host Eastern Illinois after the first day of the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor track and field championship. The Redhawks men are close on the Panthers' heels, trailing by only seven points after Friday's action. Southeast's women are well behind Eastern Illinois, trailing by 34 points. The championship will conclude today...
Redhawks take OVC title quest to EKU (05/05/07)
It has been several years since Southeast Missouri State entered the late stages of the regular season in the hunt for an Ohio Valley Conference championship. But that's exactly where the Redhawks find themselves with three OVC series remaining, including this weekend's matchup at Eastern Kentucky...
Assignment: Iraq (05/05/07)
A Marine goes back to Ramadi In an asap exclusive, Rory Quinn answers your questions from his unique position in Iraq -- as a Marine. CHELSEA J. CARTER introduces the major. Rory Quinn is in Iraq. Again. His view is the view of one man on the ground in a country at war. His story is a story of life and work in a far-flung land that seems all too familiar and at the same time is utterly foreign...
Christian group helps people in need make a change (05/05/07)
Christians in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson area have an opportunity to make a change in people's lives through Love INC (In the Name of Christ). Love INC began in 1977 in Holland, Mich. Currently, 130 local church networks in 30 states make up the organization. Nationally more than 8,000 congregations participate. It is truly ecumenical. It brings different denominations, races and all walks of life together in service...
Church briefs-calendar 5-5 (05/05/07)
Briefly Gospel concert at Cape Community Church Jonathan Martin, nationally known gospel singer, and the duo Ponder and Sykes will be in concert from 6 to 9 p.m. May 19 on the church lawn, 2222 Bloomfield Road in Cape Girardeau. Martin has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The White House and on the 700 Club, along with the Gaither Homecoming Series. ...
With spring here, it's a good time to start preparing for a change (05/05/07)
Spring is a wonderful season that seems to sneak up on us. We brood in the dark, dreary and depressing days of February and March -- then all of a sudden it's spring. Spring brings the gift of more sun, longer walks in the park with the one you love, picnics and ants...
Rules of engagement (05/05/07)
The March 23 Iranian capture of 15 British Royal Navy sailors should raise a number of questions. The sailors were part of the crew of HMS Cornwall, a state-of-the-art frigate bristling with high-tech surveillance devices and advanced weaponry. The sailors, dispatched in small boats, were boarding and inspecting merchant vessels in Iraqi waters for contraband...
Remember the '30s (05/05/07)
The soil is the one indestructible, immutable asset that the nation possesses. It is the one resource that cannot be exhausted. -- Federal Bureau of Soils, 1878 Seventy-five years ago, America's southern plains were learning otherwise. Today, amid warnings of environmental apocalypse, it is well to recall the real thing. It is a story about the unintended consequences of technological progress and of government policies. Above all, it is an epic of human endurance...
Need a break? Try prayer (05/05/07)
It has been argued that NASCAR is America's fastest-growing sport. Some of the best automobile designers and mechanics in the world labor to fashion and maintain cars that will go as fast as possible without extinguishing their drivers. Given the incredible speeds and the proximity to competitors, the fact that more drivers aren't killed or maimed is a mild surprise...
Celebs beware: Multimedia gaffes make for embarrassing publicity (05/05/07)
NEW YORK -- It's hard out there for a celebrity. Just ask Alec Baldwin and David Hasselhoff, two more examples of famous guys caught doing really, really embarrassing things. Both actors -- divorced dads of a certain age -- were publicly humiliated by leaked tapes of them behaving badly...
Charles Clary (05/05/07)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Charles Edward Clary, 68, of Bloomfield died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. He was born March 14, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, son of Titus and Florence Allen Clary. He and Mandy Hurley were married Aug. 20, 1984, at Kennett, Mo...
Edith Woodfin (05/05/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Edith Woodfin, 92, of Marble Hill died Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born Aug. 30, 1914, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Marvin Wesley and Lou Della Francis Eaker. She and Louis Woodfin were married April 16, 1938, at Bloomfield, Mo...
Cora Goddard (05/05/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Cora Goddard, 98, of Arlington Heights, Ill., died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Lexington Nursing Home in Schaumburg, Ill. She was born April 5, 1909, in Union County, Ill., daughter of William Walter and Anna Belle Johnson Hubbs. She and Joseph Andrew "Joe" Goddard were married Nov. 25, 1926. He died Oct. 6, 1976...
Lucy Conley (05/05/07)
Lucy Evelyn Riehn Conley, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Laflin, Mo., daughter of George William and Carrie Josephine Clippard Riehn. She and William Melvin Conley were married Sept. 20, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He died in 1982...
Harry Seabaugh (05/05/07)
Harry Dale Seabaugh, 61, of Troy, Mo., died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the home of a daughter. The son of Joel Cornelius and Clara Marjory Collins Seabaugh, he was born Aug. 21, 1945, in Chaffee, Mo. On Oct. 22, 1966, in St. Louis, he married Dorothea Hagan. They later divorced...
Bobby Tolbert (05/05/07)
Bobby E. Tolbert, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Aug. 21, 1933, at Randles, son of William Everett and Lula Mae Moore Tolbert. He and Mary Jo Morrison were married Nov. 7, 1964, in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Tolbert served in the U.S. Army from July 1, 1953, to May 11, 1955, and in the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 22, 1959, to Dec. 21, 1962...
Richie McClain (05/05/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- Richard Marion "Richie" McClain, 52, of Kelso died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at his home. He was born June 11, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of Milburn E. "Red" and Armella Scherer McClain. He and Elizabeth Ann Shearer were married Feb. 26, 2000, at Kelso...
Police report 5/5/07 (05/05/07)
DWI; DWIs
Fire report 5/5/07 (05/05/07)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 6:21 p.m., fire alarm at 1025 N. Sprigg St. n at 6:35 p.m., fire alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 7:29 p.m., a carbon monoxide alarm in the 900 block of South Sprigg Street. n At 9 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Hackberry Street...
Out of the past 5/5/07 (05/05/07)
Unlike the April election, yesterday's vote to elect two Delta school board members went smoothly; elected to the school board were declared write-in candidates Jimmy Parks and Keith Cook. Amendment 1, Missouri's $600 million bond issue proposition, which will go before voters next month, has been endorsed by the board of directors of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce...
Securing downtown (05/05/07)
Some merchants in downtown Cape Girardeau are complaining about the petty vandalism that occurs as the nightclubs and pool halls are closing. Surveillance cameras and foot patrols are two of the suggestions for improving security downtown. Sikeston has installed 32 cameras, and Mayor Mike Marshall credits them with solving and deterring crimes...
Speak Out 5/5/07 (05/05/07)
Save the deer; Withdrawal support; Saving energy; Parking-lot hazard; Economic pillar; Pet decisions; Affordable goods; War risks; Not listening; How many lives?; Just like Broadway; Grumpy and rude; Time to move on; Sahara's story; Who pays?; Coveted jobs; Senseless tragedies
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