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Stories from Sunday, September 23, 2007

Area WWII veterans tell their stories (09/23/07)
In 1943, when Margaret Kies of Cape Girardeau, then a student nurse reserve at the Red Cross, volunteered for overseas duty during World War II, she and her colleagues were shipped out immediately without knowing where they were headed, she said. Kies decided to enlist in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps because her parents, both European immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island, instilled in her such a strong sense of American pride...
Perryville football team helped clean up Crosstown after 2006 tornado (09/23/07)
Perryville, Mo., football player Michael Bachmann was eating chicken tetrazzini at a Pirates varsity dinner one year ago when he heard from some teammates that a tornado had passed through where his family lives on Route C. Bachmann immediately returned home -- forgoing the game his team played that night -- to see if his family was all right. Everyone was fine, but his family's crop and cattle farm was not...
NASV gives out awards at 10th anniversary dinner (09/23/07)
Before Saturday's 10th anniversary dinner at the Bavarian Halle in Fruitland, Tammy Gwaltney said only one thing mattered. "That we did it well and with dignity and, always, with the victims' best interests at heart," said Gwaltney, executive director of Southeast Missouri's Network Against Sexual Violence...
Mule jumping contest draws overflow crowd at fair (09/23/07)
The stadium at the East Perry County Community Fair overflowed to the arena's perimeter where mule jump enthusiasts lined the railings or sat above the culvert where concrete served as a bench. Former East Perry Fair Board member Delbert Schmidt of Altenburg, Mo., guessed there were several thousand in the stadium seats. He estimated the fair, held Friday and Saturday, brought in 25,000 to 30,000 people...
Cozy brick, close to school (09/23/07)
By Chris Pagano Southeast Missourian This three-bedroom home is in the Meadow Heights School District and is actually listed below the recent appraisal price. Hardwood flooring interspersed throughout the mostly carpeted home offers an alternative in flooring, if desired. The tin roof is just a few years old, and the front of this all-brick home is shaded while the back is sunny and level -- a great potential pool area or large garden area. The property is 1.32 acres...
Drivers zoom by roadside debris - a home on the highway (09/23/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Motorists traveling Southern California highways are used to seeing all sorts of debris, from mattresses to luggage to clothing. But the ultimate in freeway flotsam has landed along the Hollywood Freeway: a house. Patrick Richardson's now immobile home was being moved Saturday from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita when several mishaps -- including a roof-shredding blow while attempting to pass beneath an overpass -- slowed its progress and it fell off its trailer...
Crosstown's renaissance (09/23/07)
Newly poured foundations and unfinished walls now dot the rural scenery in the tiny community of Crosstown, Mo., near Perryville. The evidence of construction is not a sign of growth, but the beginning of rebirth after a tornado ravaged the area a year ago...
SEMO District Fair results (09/23/07)
FFA Beef Angus Grand champion heifer: Logan Birk, Jackson FFA; reserve grand champion heifer: Logan Birk, Jackson FFA; grand champion bull: Bent Martin, Jackson FFA; reserve grand champion bull: Kent Kranawetter, Jackson FFA. Hereford Grand champion heifer: Tracy Sample, Fredericktown FFA; reserve grand champion heifer: Tracy Sample, Fredericktown...
MoDOT tracking cell phone signals to monitor traffic speed, congestion (09/23/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some cell phone users in Kansas City and St. Louis may be participating in an experiment, unbeknownst to them, every time they take to the highway. After more than a year delay, a company working for the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun anonymously monitoring cell phone signals along certain roads as a high-tech way of tracking vehicle speeds and warning motorists of traffic jams...
Governor Blunt reinstates live bugler program (09/23/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Matt Blunt said Friday he has directed the Missouri National Guard to use live buglers when available to play taps at military funerals, reversing a previous decision by the National Guard to discontinue their use. "It is important that as a state we honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom," Gov. ...
Answer to God lawsuit shows up, but no one knows who filed it (09/23/07)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- God has apparently responded to a lawsuit filed by a Nebraska lawmaker, and one of the filings seems to have dropped in from the heavens. "This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here -- poof!" said John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha...
Group wants to decriminalize some marijuana violations (09/23/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Joplin residents may be asked to vote next year on a proposal to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana and the paraphernalia that's used to smoke it. A small group of supporters started the campaign to change the laws with a news conference Friday at Joplin's city hall...
University objects to restrictions on who can listen to Ashcroft speech (09/23/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The only authorized taped copy of a speech given by former Attorney General John Ashcroft has been returned after Missouri State University officials objected to restrictions placed on who could listen to it. Ashcroft spoke at the university last week during a conference organized by the Heartland Regional Council of the Institute of Management Accounts...
Great horned owl glued back together (09/23/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When a great horned owl is released back into the wild Monday night, it can thank staff members of Kansas City's Lakeside Nature Center, Super Glue and bamboo shoots. The large raptor is able to fly and hunt again after staff members literally glued feathers from another injured great horned owl onto its body...
University of Missouri studies quakes in Mo., China (09/23/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In the year 1556, in north-central China, the largest earthquake ever recorded shook an area of several hundred square miles. Contemporary accounts describe buildings crumbling, the earth liquefying and an estimated 830,000 dead beneath the rubble...
Quick response to strong weather in La. (09/23/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- An hour after city officials opened shelters, warned of possible power outages and urged calm ahead of a threatening tropical depression, the system moved inland hundreds of miles away, and forecasters canceled the tropical storm warning that had authorities on alert...
N.H. inmate's egg drives federal judge to make rhyming ruling (09/23/07)
CONCORD, N.H. -- A federal judge was driven to rhyme after receiving a hard-boiled egg in the mail from a prison inmate protesting his diet. U.S. District Court Judge James Muirhead reached for Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" for inspiration after getting the egg from inmate Charles Jay Wolff...
For colleges, selecting speakers is tough call (09/23/07)
Is a college campus a place for all views to be aired, or are some public figures too extreme to deserve the platform? It's a question numerous colleges have wrestled with, but perhaps none more frequently of late than Columbia University in New York. The topic is front-and-center again over the invitation to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak there Monday...
Delaware State officials say Virginia Tech inspired fast response (09/23/07)
DOVER, Del. -- Alex Bishoff heard five gunshots from inside his dorm room at Delaware State University and looked out his window to see people scattering. He immediately thought of the Virginia Tech shootings in April. So did Delaware State officials. Even as two students who were shot were being transported to hospitals, campus police and residence hall advisers were knocking on doors and telling students to stay in their rooms...
GM, UAW said to be close to agreement (09/23/07)
DETROIT -- More progress was reported Saturday as negotiators for General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers worked on a historic new contract that would shift retiree health care costs from the company to the union. Two people who have been briefed on the talks said Saturday that bargainers were getting closer to reaching a deal on the company funding a union-run trust that would take over much of GM's $51 billion unfunded obligation to pay health care costs for retirees and current workers after they retire.. ...
Fla. Dems. keep early primary despite threat of losing delegates (09/23/07)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Democratic Party will stick with a Jan. 29 presidential primary even if it means losing all its nominating convention delegates, a party source said Saturday. The Democratic National Committee gave the state party until Sept. 29 to come up with an alternative delegate selection plan to stay within party rules, such as caucuses or a vote-by-mail primary, but party leadership has rejected that idea...
Upscaled look (09/23/07)
It doesn't drive like a big car, and it doesn't look like a large car. But the 2008 Honda Accord sedan has an interior so roomy it puts the Accord into the federal government's "large" category for the first time. The expressive, 2008 Accord arriving now in showrooms looks so upscale, its rear-end styling reminds me of a BMW. And the new Accord has more features, improved safety and more powerful four- and six-cylinder engines than any previous Accord...
Rising seas projected to overtake U.S. coast within a century (09/23/07)
Ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first American settlement in Jamestown, Va., as well as the Florida launch pad that sent the first American into orbit, many climate scientists are predicting. In about a century, some of the places that make America what it is may be slowly erased...
Guards shot at civilians without provocation, investigators say (09/23/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi investigators have a videotape that shows Blackwater USA guards opened fire against civilians without provocation in an incident last week in which 11 people died, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday. He said the case was referred to the Iraqi judiciary...
Former Peruvian president extradited from Chile for trial (09/23/07)
LIMA, Peru -- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was extradited Saturday from Chile to face charges of corruption and sanctioning death-squad killings, a grim homecoming for the strongman who fled Peru seven years ago as his government collapsed in scandal...
Some see hope for peace with Taliban (09/23/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Six years after the fall of the Taliban, the fighting in Afghanistan is growing more intense -- but so is talk of peace. President Hamid Karzai has signaled increased interest in negotiating with the Taliban, and the U.N. and NATO say a growing number of militants want out of the conflict...
International briefs (09/23/07)
Humanitarian workers wounded in Darfur EL FASHER, Sudan -- Armed men ambushed an aid convoy in Darfur, wounding three humanitarian workers, the U.N. mission to Sudan said Saturday. The convoy from U.S.-based World Vision International, which included eight staff members, was attacked some 25 miles south of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, on Thursday, the U.N. ...
Notre Dame improves to 20-0 this season (09/23/07)
Notre Dame's Lauren Reinagel won her 18th and 19th games of the season Saturday, helping the Bulldogs continue their best start in school history at 20-0. The Bulldogs beat Incarnate Word Academy 5-1 then bested St. Joseph's Academy 8-3. Reinagel pitched 13 innings over the two games, striking out 15 batters and allowing just one earned run...
Schabbing leads Central to title (09/23/07)
Central girls cross country coach Mark Hahn thought Saturday's performance may have put his team on the radar. More likely, the Tigers became a primary target after their victory at the Hancock Invitational in Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County...
Redhawks make quick work of Skyhawks (09/23/07)
A night after getting swept in its home opener, the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team got out the brooms. The Redhawks took care of Tennessee-Martin in three games Saturday to notch their first victory at home. Junior Aubrey Dondlinger led the Redhawks' attack with 17 kills while senior Brittany Hastings and sophomore Karleigh DeLong added 13 kills apiece...
Samford's kickoff return for a score turns momentum against Redhawks (09/23/07)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- First Southeast Missouri State lost the momentum thanks to a long kickoff return for a touchdown. Then the Redhawks lost their second quarterback of the game, albeit only temporarily. And later host Samford seized total control on its way to a 26-21 victory in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams Saturday night...
Lillard's injury complicates QB battle (09/23/07)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State's quarterback situation had been plenty interesting through the first three games of the season. It became even more intriguing Saturday night as the Redhawks opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 26-21 loss at Samford...
Two-wheelin' from the capital to Key West (09/23/07)
The trip from the nation's capital to the Florida Keys should take around 20 hours. Matt Wittmer plans to do it in about two months. Wittmer, a Cape Girardeau native, will be riding a bicycle the entire trip. He recently became involved in the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a not-for-profit organization trying to link pedestrian and bike trails from the Canadian border to the Florida Keys using existing trails in all the coastal states and connecting them with safe roads...
Culinary getaways offered (09/23/07)
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- A famous cooking school is now offering high-end trips where you can sample regional cuisine in the company of experts. The Culinary Institute of America's new culinary getaway program, "The Sophisticated Palate," was launched this summer, combining travel, wine and food. Trips cost about $4,000 for four days, plus accommodations...
Make your own 'Do Not Disturb' sign (09/23/07)
NEW YORK -- Embassy Suites Hotels is inviting the public to make their own "Do Not Disturb" signs. The chain is conducting a national contest looking for the best slogan and design. Five winners will win a trip to Embassy Suite hotels in Hawaii, Mexico City, California, New York or Washington...
Travel Missouri in the footsteps of Jesse James (09/23/07)
KEARNEY, Mo. -- Hollywood offers a new spin on the legend of Jesse James when "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," starring Brad Pitt as James, opened Friday in select cities. If the movie sparks your interest in the famous outlaw, there are plenty of places in Missouri where you can learn more about his life, his gang and the era in which they lived...
Paparazzi title being taken over by cell phone photographers (09/23/07)
TORONTO -- At a Toronto Film Festival party last Friday, professional paparazzi could only sit and wait behind the barricades, excluded from the fun. But that doesn't mean you'll never see photos from inside the event. Many guests had cell phone cameras poised, hoping to snap a shot good enough to send to any of the dozens of Web sites hungry for fresh celebrity sightings that mainstream media outlets won't have...
Big Mac Museum Restaurant opens (09/23/07)
IRWIN, Pa. -- It started out as a culinary idea and turned into a global icon. The Big Mac, arguably McDonald's most famous sandwich, was first served by its founder Jim Delligatti 40 years ago. To mark that lucrative feat, the Big Mac Museum Restaurant has opened in North Huntingdon, just 40 miles north of where the first double burger, triple bun sandwich was served in Uniontown for 45 cents...
The symbol may be lost, but the meaning is still there (09/23/07)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house (still), work in the same office (again) and somehow manage to cling to their sanity (barely). Older and wiser (she's wiser, he's just older), the Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on everyday issues, told from two different perspectives....
Teddy May (09/23/07)
Teddy Wayne May. 51, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at this home. He was born May 6, 1956, in Cocoa Beach, Fla., the son of Jack Norman and June Marie Jones May. He married Joyce Brown on Feb. 25, 1987, in Cape Girardeau. May worked as a mechanic for the city of Denver and was a truck driver. He worked construction for the Carpenters Union in St. Louis. He was a mechanic for C&G Feed & Supply in Fruitland, and worked for Blattner Steel and Fabrication in Cape Girardeau...
William Hood Jr. (09/23/07)
William Edward Hood Jr., 45, of Springfield, Tenn., died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. He was born at Beaufort, S.C., son of the late William Edward Hood Sr., and Joan Snider Slaughter, on May 12, 1962. Hood worked as a financial adviser for Edward Jones and was active in the Robertson County YMCA and the First United Methodist Church. He was a Rotarian...
Ruby Hutchison (09/23/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ruby M. Hutchison, 90, of Anna died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1916, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Albert and Mary Smith Stone. She married Homer Leon Walrond Oct. 29, 1949; he died Feb. 17, 1984. She then married Charlie Hutchison on Sept. 20, 1986; he died on July 6, 1993...
Brian Sitze Jr. (09/23/07)
Brian Owen Sitze Jr., infant son of Brian O. and Shannon R. Davis Sitze of Marble Hill, Mo., was born and died on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Clark and Cheryle Sitze, of Marble Hill; maternal grandfather, Donald Clyde Warren, of Lonoke, Ark.; maternal grandmother Theresa Dayle Sheppard of the state of Missouri; and a sister, Makayla Renee Sitze, of Marble Hill...
Marilyn Schwach (09/23/07)
Marilyn Schwach, 84, of Chaffee, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girar-deau. She was born Oct. 21, 1922, daughter of Charles and Laura Kreugert Schoenherr. She married Nicholas H. Schwach on May 24, 1946. He died Oct. 27, 2001...
Lillian Lawler (09/23/07)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Lillian A. Lawler, 84, of Mounds, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of Albert B. and Ann Singleton Mosely. She married Michael K, Lawler Sr. Lawler worked as a cashier at Wonder Market in Cairo and was a member of the Villa Ridge Union Church in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Norma Wolters (09/23/07)
Norma Amynell Wolters, 93, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1913, daughter of William Savers and Dora Johnson. She married Elmer Wolters Aug. 31, 1935. He died Dec. 2, 1996. Wolters worked as a nurse's aide for 25 years at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was the oldest living member of New McKendree United Methodist Church and belonged to Chapter 91, Order of Eastern Star...
Mary Glastetter (09/23/07)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Mary Helen Glastetter, 91, of New Hamburg died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Dec. 28, 1915, at St. Louis, daughter of Stanley and Angela Kotraka Kosciulek. She and Leon Glastetter were married May 6, 1939. He died Feb. 14, 1998...
Jerome Pittman (09/23/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jerome C. Pittman, 64, of Perryville died at his home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. He was born Oct. 11, 1942, the son of Ivroy and Mary Holmes Pittman. He married Neomia K. Boland on Jan. 2, 1965. Pittman was a member of Brushy Bible Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 133...
Lester Hyslop (09/23/07)
Lester Paul Hyslop, 90, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Sept. 28, 1916, to Leroy and Ethel Wright in Essex, Mo. He married Mildred Edwards on Jan. 17, 1937. His is survived by his wife; son John Hyslop of New Bloomfield, Mo.; daughter Bonnie Lynn of Cullman, Ala.; a brother, Charles Hyslop of Birch Tree, Mo., sisters, Bonnie Brown of St. ...
Mary Vaughan (09/23/07)
Mary Jane Vaughan, 91, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Giles-Lohmeier (09/23/07)
Silvia Cortes Giles and Ryan Kurre Lohmeier were married Feb. 10, 2007, at Nvestra Senora De La Candelaria Catholic Church in Juan R. Escudero, Acapulco, Mexico. Sergio Giles, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Music was provided by a Mariachi band...
Rice-Heuring (09/23/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- Vickie Sue Rice and Rick Heuring exchanged wedding vows July 7, 2007, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. The Revs. Oliver Clavin and Josh Carpenter performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel, and vocalists were Walter Seyer and Renee Reinagel, all of Kelso...
Burger-Benson (09/23/07)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Heather Suzanne Burger and Dustin Wayne Benson were united in marriage July 21, 2007, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Lector was Allison Burger of Benton, Mo., cousin of the bride. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso, Mo., and vocalists were Jimmy Simmons of Benton and Renee Reinagel of Kelso...
Smith-Sitzes (09/23/07)
Ginger Leah Smith and Mark Edward Sitzes were united in marriage Sept. 15, 2007, near the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau. Rod Welker performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Thomas Smith of Reno, Nev., and the late Yvonne Smith of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Carl and Carol Sitzes of Marble Hill, Mo...
Schweiss-Shaw (09/23/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- First Presbyterian Church in Jackson was the setting Feb. 24, 2007, for the wedding of Kayleen Marie Schweiss and Donald Howard Shaw. Brian Anderson performed the ceremony. Justin Drury of Cape Girardeau was soloist and musician. The bride is the daughter of Dale and Mary Dannenmueller of Kelso. The groom is the son of Janet and John Bradshaw of Warrenton, Mo., and Donald and Yolanda Shaw of Lakeport, Calif...
Tummins-James (09/23/07)
Kelly Lynne Tummins and Corey Wade James exchanged vows Aug. 11, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at their home. The Rev. Jeff Long performed the ceremony. Joyce Tummins of Cape Girardeau and Mike Tummins of Dickson, Tenn., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Ronald and Janey James of Dickson...
Calahan-Brueckner (09/23/07)
Amy Elizabeth Calahan and Chad Christopher Brueckner were married Nov. 18, 2006, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink performed the ceremony. Pianist was Marty Roth of Cape Girardeau, uncle of the groom. Soloists were Nicole Gagan of Barnhart, Mo., cousin of the bride, and Shanna Brueckner of Manchester, Mo., sister-in-law of the groom...
Pruitt-Patrick (09/23/07)
Daisy May Pruitt and Jeremy Oliver Patrick exchanged vows May 5, 2007, at Hanover Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel Hackney performed the ceremony. Organist was Wanda Aufdenburg. The bride is the daughter of Toni Fast of Cape Girardeau and Michael Pruitt of Egypt Mills. The groom is the son of Cindy Patrick and David and Kim Patrick, all of Cape Girardeau...
Brant-Baker (09/23/07)
Dana Marie Brant and Andrew Stephen "Andy" Baker were married July 21, 2007, at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark. The Rev. George Crabtree performed the ceremony. Recorded music was played. The bride is the daughter of David and Roberta Brant of Scott City. The groom is the son of Roy and Barbara Baker of Sutton Coldfield, England...
Heisserer-Koepp (09/23/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Kenneth and Joann Heisserer of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea L. Heisserer, to Kyle M. Koepp. He is the son of Susan Koepp of Sarasota, Fla., and the late Keith Koepp. Heisserer is a graduate of Kelly High School. She received bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in human environmental studies in 2003 and 2005, respectively, from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an account executive at IKON Office Solutions...
Bieser-Fles (09/23/07)
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bieser of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Danielle Bieser, to Kevin Thomas Fles. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fles of St. Louis. Bieser received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004. She is a sales representative with JP Medical...
Raines-Koehler (09/23/07)
Alan and Cathy Raines of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Virginia Raines, to Joshua Blaine Koehler. He is the son of Dale and Lisa Williams and Randy and Stephanie Koehler, all of Jackson. Raines is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School, and received a degree in general studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is an administrative secretary with Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Saupe - 50 years (09/23/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Saupe of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance July 1, 2007, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Saupe and Marlene Bodenschatz were married June 29, 1957, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells...
Cape / Jackson Police Report (09/23/07)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Shanta Keaira Bell, 22, 1115 S. Ellis St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court and failure to pay fines for prohibited acts...
Out of the past 9/23/07 (09/23/07)
Southeast Missouri State University President Bill W. Stacy reports to the school's board of regents that the long-expected start of a significant enrollment decline might be here; total student enrollment this semester is 9,017, down 145 from last year...
Open government (09/23/07)
The Missouri Ethics Commission bowed to public pressure last week and agreed that its recent secret meetings regarding campaign contributions were improper and decided to hold public meetings on the issue. Gov. Matt Blunt and his staff, however, stubbornly refuse to discuss whether or not their e-mails are public records and need to be preserved along with all other official correspondence. ...
End self-deception over Iraq (09/23/07)
To the editor:The Iraq war was based on a series of deceptions. The question of Iraq is a question of the nature of lies. There are only two things you can do with a lie: fight it and admit it. Neither option can turn a lie into the truth. Fighting the lie begets more lies and intractability. Admitting the lie, expressing true remorse and contrition draws from the desert of deception a drop of wisdom...
Downtown car show a big success (09/23/07)
To the editor:On Sept. 16 the River City Rodders in conjunction with Old Town Cape hosted its 30th annual car show. After having the show in Capaha Park for the last 10 or more years, the show was moved to downtown Cape Girardeau this year in order to take advantage of the various attractions and amenities that downtown has to offer and to help promote our downtown community...
Bicycle-safety petitions not reported (09/23/07)
To the editor:I'm curious why the article on Monday's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting failed to mention the proposal I made regarding bicycle safety. You covered the items before and after -- the park board and the traffic-light issues -- but said nothing about the petitions I presented with over 850 signatures asking the council to improve bicycle safety throughout Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 9/23/07 (09/23/07)
Helping one another; Trashing schools; Teaching methods; Pool shut down; Fair accessibility; Help with flat tire; Need another pool; Field is hypocrite; Drug issues; Offended smoker; More recycling; Waiting at signals; School drug testing
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