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Symphony orchestra to preview season Sunday (09/24/07)
Classical music fans will be treated to two brief, free shows this Sunday when the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra previews its upcoming season with concerts in Shuck Recital Hall. An ensemble of about 40 musicians will present two identical programs of about 30 to 35 minutes at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. The program will give listeners a taste of some of the music to be featured in each of the symphony orchestra's upcoming concerts, said the group's artistic director Dr. Sara Edgerton...
Scott County plan to attract new industries moves ahead (09/24/07)
Scott County is significantly closer to establishing its Enhanced Enterprise Zone, though the zone will not include at least one municipality eligible to participate. Over the past few weeks Scott County Developer Joel Evans, the county's chief economic development officer, has been seeking the blessing of municipal governments within the zone's proposed geographic area...
Schools get education on perks of teacher wellness (09/24/07)
Orchard Elementary teacher Whitney Conklin puts a lot of pressure on herself. There are students to teach, parents to please, papers to grade, rigorous testing standards and expectations to meet -- plus a family of three young children to care for at home...
State follows nationwide movement to stop elder abuse (09/24/07)
In August, Illinois introduced a bill to amend the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act by adding a section that establishes elder abuse task forces, called "fatality review teams." Though no such task forces exist in Missouri, the Illinois bill is part of what sources say is a nationwide movement toward recognizing the problem of elder abuse...
Public meetings to focus on I-55, Ramsey Creek (09/24/07)
Those interested in the findings of MoDOT's traffic study of Interstate 55 through Scott and Cape Girardeau counties have two opportunities this week to talk to MoDOT personnel about them face-to-face. The state transportation agency will host public meetings from 3:30 to 6 p.m. ...
Community briefs 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
Genealogical Societyto discuss local family The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. The meeting will include a DVD presentation on the Regenhardt family. Edward Franz Hermann Regenhardt, born in 1867 in Cape Girardeau, owned the construction firm and quarry that built Academic Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Community cuisine 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
Annual fish and chicken fry to kick off this week The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual fish and chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday starting this week and running through Nov. 2. The event will be held at Knights of Columbus 6420 on U.S. 61 in Scott City. Proceeds will benefit the council and five area parishes. The menu is chicken, fish, potato wedges, baked beans, hush puppies, coleslaw, tea, coffee and water. Children younger than 6 eat free...
Parents Without PartnersOctober schedule (09/24/07)
@graphic_body_indent w-bullet:n From 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, line dance lessons will be held at Eagles Aerie 3775, 321 N. Spring Ave. in Cape Girardeau. Beginner lessons are at 6 p.m., and are open to the public. There is an admission fee...
Correction 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
The House Ways and Means subcommittee urges all taxpayers denied earned Social Security to write a detailed letter explaining how the loss of promised Social Security benefits will affect their retirement. Letters should be sent to members of Congress who represent those affected, which varies according to where they reside. ...
Upcoming heart walk offers healthy change (09/24/07)
When Keith Blechle of Jackson had a heart attack five years ago, he made a total life change. "It was on April Fool's Day. No joke. I was 310 pounds at six feet tall, smoked for 30 years and never exercised," he said. "I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar."...
Leaving history behind (09/24/07)
For more than seven years, Jane Randol Jackson's job has been a labor of love. In May 2000, Jackson took a part-time position as director of the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center. The newly built center, constructed for just less than $500,000, was needed to protect records that had been piled in every available space. ...
Mo. State Fair attendance down 18 percent (09/24/07)
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- Attendance at the Missouri State Fair fell about 18 percent this year as hot weather likely discouraged thousands of many would-be fairgoers, the fair's director said Monday. The State Fair said 280,014 people attended the annual 11-day event in August, down about 60,000 from last year...
Appeals court hears Mo. case on inmate abortions (09/24/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Security concerns and the state's limited resources outweigh female offenders' right to abortion, the state argued Monday in defense of a policy against transporting them to an abortion clinic outside of prison. Missouri's two-year-old policy, since declared unconstitutional by a federal district judge in Kansas City, is reasonable and constitutional, Assistant Attorney General Michael Pritchett told a federal appeals court panel here...
State GOP withdraws restraining order request on Ethics Commission case (09/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state Republican Party has dropped a request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Missouri Ethics Commission from carrying out a campaign finance decision. At issue was the commission's Sept. 11 decision to notify candidates they may have received contributions above limits recently reimposed by the state Supreme Court...
Southeast Mo. farmers reap fishy harvest (09/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Some farmers in Southeast Missouri are hoping their crop wasn't damaged by this year's unusual spring freeze. But unlike fruit and vegetable growers, these farmers have an advantage: Their crops grow under water. More farmers in Southeast Missouri are growing prawns -- tasty relatives of the saltwater shrimp that have become a popular choice at restaurants and grocery stores. This year's prawn harvest is just getting under way...
Fine woods for musical instruments becoming tough to find (09/24/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Behind a violin's soaring notes or a guitar's sound are fine woods vibrating along with plucked or bowed strings. Orchestras, bands and parlor pickers for two centuries have enjoyed affordable instruments made from the finest tone woods cut from old-growth forests...
Open-records advocates wary of e-mail deletions (09/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An e-mail pops into your inbox. You scan over it. Now you've got a decision to make: Delete it, or keep it? These decisions are made daily by hundreds of millions of people around the world, often without more than second of thought...
Investors watch out for signs of accelerating inflation (09/24/07)
NEW YORK -- Last Tuesday, Wall Street got exactly what it was angling for:~ Last week, the Fed lowered the target funds rate by a half-point. a half-point reduction in interest rates. Now it wants to make sure rates will stay low. This week, investors will be looking for signs that inflation is under control. ...
New storm forms in Atlantic Ocean (09/24/07)
MIAMI -- Subtropical Storm Jerry formed Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean but posed no immediate threat to land, the National Hurricane Center said. Forecasters said the storm was moving north around 6 mph and is expected to remain over open waters, far west of the Azores...
Laptop project to let donors buy 2, keep 1 (09/24/07)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The project that hopes to supply developing-world schoolchildren with $188 laptops will sell the rugged little computers to U.S. residents and Canadians for $400 each, with the profit going toward a machine for a poor country. The One Laptop Per Child project expects that its "Give One, Get One" promotion will result in a pool of thousands of donated laptops that will stimulate demand in countries hesitant to join the program. ...
Iraqi PM: 'Sovereignty of Iraq' challenged (09/24/07)
NEW YORK -- Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki walked a fine line Sunday: confronting his American backers over what he sees as violations of Iraq's sovereignty while stressing that his relations are rock solid with the country on whose support he still relies...
Cubs fans name newborn Wrigley (09/24/07)
CHICAGO -- His parents say he can go by his middle name when he's old enough to decide. For now, the newborn will be known by his first name: Wrigley. And his last name: Fields. His parents are Paul and Teri Fields of Michigan City, Ind. They are -- no surprise -- fans of the Cubs, who have played at Wrigley Field since 1916. The Fields planned the name for years before their son's birth...
Doughnut debate illustrates problem of choice (09/24/07)
MAHOPAC, N.Y -- It was just another morning at the senior center: Women were sewing, men were playing pool -- and seven demonstrators, average age 76, were picketing outside, demanding doughnuts. They wore sandwich boards proclaiming, "Give Us Our Just Desserts" and "They're Carbs, Not Contraband."...
Buddhist nuns, monks take part in anti-government protest in Myanmar (09/24/07)
YANGON, Myanmar -- About 20,000 protesters led by Buddhist monks and nuns on Sunday mounted the largest anti-government protest in Myanmar since a failed 1988 democratic uprising, shouting support for detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. At one point a small crowd of about 400 -- about half of them monks -- split off from the main demonstration and tried unsuccessfully to approach the home where Suu Kyi is under house arrest. ...
Moderate wins Japan party vote, likely to be next prime minister (09/24/07)
TOKYO -- The veteran moderate Yasuo Fukuda easily won election as Japan's ruling party president Sunday, pledging to keep a pro-U.S. foreign policy and improve ties with Asia after he almost certainly becomes prime minister later this week. Fukuda, the 71-year-old son of a prime minister from the 1970s and a former right-hand man to two premiers, won 63 percent of the vote among Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers and delegates, beating his lone rival, former Foreign Minister Taro Aso...
Presidents, Gore, Schwarzenegger to convene at U.N. climate summit (09/24/07)
NEW YORK -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and the leaders of some 80 nations converge on the U.N. today for a summit on the warming Earth and what to do about it. The unprecedented meeting comes just days after U.S. scientists reported that melting temperatures this summer shrank the Arctic Ocean's ice cap to a record-low size...
French mime Marcel Marceau dies at age 84 (09/24/07)
PARIS -- Marcel Marceau, the master of mime who transformed silence into poetry with lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions that spoke to generations of young and old, has died. He was 84. Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau breathed new life into an art that dates to ancient Greece. He played out the human comedy through his alter-ego Bip without ever uttering a word...
Jackson drops final game in tournament (09/24/07)
A seventh-inning rally fell one run short for the Jackson softball team in the Indians' final game of the Jerry Joyce Jaguars Invitational Tournament at Arnold Athletic Association on Saturday. The Indians scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and appeared headed for more. But Washington pitcher Jessie Eichholz snared a line drive by Alisha Craft and turned it into an inning-ending, game-ending and tournament-ending double play as the Blue Jays won 9-8...
Herren captures first place in City of Roses Half-Marathon (09/24/07)
Chris Herren of Cape Girardeau posted a 10-minute victory Sunday in the City of Roses Half-Marathon and 5K Run. Herren completed the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 12 seconds to claim the title. Paul Fliege (1:26:50) placed second and Alex Ramsey (1:28:12) of Burfordville, Mo., finished third. Rob Dodson (1:28:45) and Darren Neels (1:29:14), both of Cape Girardeau, rounded out the top five...
Angels, Indians claim AL divisions titles with wins (09/24/07)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- John Lackey and the Los Angeles Angels gave their fans another reason to wave those rally monkeys. The Angels clinched their third AL West title in four years Sunday, with Lackey leading them to a 7-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners...
Blackhawks win preseason game (09/24/07)
CHICAGO -- Jason Williams scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 preseason win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night. Martin Havlat and Rene Bourque also scored for Chicago (2-2-1). Williams has two goals and three assists in three preseason contests...
Sunday's NFL results 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
Packers 31, Chargers 24 GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre's 420th career touchdown pass meant more than just drawing even with Dan Marino. The 57-yard completion to Greg Jennings, with just over two minutes remaining, tied Marino's all-time NFL record for career TD passes and rallied Green Bay (3-0) past the San Diego Chargers on Sunday...
Redbirds rally to win home finale 4-3 (09/24/07)
By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel and the St. Louis Cardinals put together a memorable home finale at the expense of Houston closer Brad Lidge. Ankiel's two-run triple off Lidge capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning and the Cardinals beat the Astros 4-3 Sunday night...
Edwards fails inspection after winning race (09/24/07)
DOVER, Del. -- Carl Edwards dodged the smoke, the skids and the wrecks to win his first Chase race in two seasons and vault five spots in the Chase for the championship standings. He probably won't be able to avoid a NASCAR penalty. The No. 99 Ford failed the postrace inspection because the right-rear fender was too low. NASCAR will likely fine him and dock points that will push him down the standings and negate some of the effort from his win Sunday at Dover International Speedway...
Buccaneers drop Rams to 0-3 (09/24/07)
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to build a new identity on defense, leaving the winless St. Louis Rams to answer more questions about another puzzling performance on offense. Hard-hitting safety Jermaine Phillips and reserve cornerback Phillip Buchanon intercepted passes as the revamped Bucs throttled Marc Bulger and routed the sputtering, injury-riddled Rams 24-3 on Sunday...
Redhawks' OVC opener was not a positive sign (09/24/07)
Losing to a team expected to be among the Ohio Valley Conference's worst squads this year was certainly not the way Southeast Missouri State anticipated opening its OVC schedule. That, however, is the situation the Redhawks are stuck with after host Samford scored the game's final 19 points to pull out a 26-21 win Saturday night...
Esicar's is busy closing down (09/24/07)
Esicar's Old Hickory Smokehouse has been busy since announcing plans in June to shut down, and its last day will be Saturday. There's no ham left, Blake Esicar said, and the last 85 slabs of bacon will go on sale when the doors open Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Don't expect those to last long, he said, because customers have been lining up each Wednesday since he started limiting the bacon output...
Cruise holds minute of silence at the site of anti-Hitler soldiers' execution (09/24/07)
BERLIN -- Tom Cruise and the crew of his new film, "Valkyrie," held a minute of silence for German anti-Nazi heroes as the team prepared to film at the site where they were executed, a fellow cast member said in comments published Sunday. In the movie, Cruise plays Col. Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic army officer who was among those executed after a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944...
People on the move 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
Horton elected to head advisory board; Keele completes board recertification exam; Mary Kay recognizes top sales achievers; Jacobson honored for sales achievements; Company promotes Helle to a top position; Miller awarded realty specialist designation; Realty Executives welcomes Duffy to staff
Memo 9/24/27 (09/24/07)
Alumni part of panel discussion at forum Three Southeast Missouri State University alumni will take part in a panel discussion today as part of the Executive Forum, a regular event for business students and the public. The panel, which begins at noon in the Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall, will feature Tina Klocke, a 1982 graduate and "chief financial bear" of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., Daniel C. ...
No end in sight for runaway bank fees (09/24/07)
News that Bank of America was jacking up its ATM fee for noncustomers from $2 to $3 prompted the usual muttering about money-grubbing financial institutions that nickel-and-dime people to death. But BofA's reaching deeper into noncustomers' pockets isn't the real story here. The real story is the fact that virtually all banks increasingly rely on a variety of fees to boost the bottom line, and the trend shows no sign of abating...
Stabilizing effect: Toyoda Gosei plant and other large employers keep young people in their hometown (09/24/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- In early 1988, Todd Huber was 23 years old and fresh out of college. A native of Perryville, Huber need a good job but he didn't think he would find it in his hometown. "My goal was to move away from Perryville," Huber said. "There was a lack of good employment and a lack of growth."...
Leonard A. Henson (09/24/07)
Leonard A. Henson, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir­ar­deau. He was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Piedmont, Mo., son of Leonard A. and Effie Jane Back Henson Sr. He and Pauline Hervey were married July 20, 1946, in Hannibal, Mo. She died March 16, 2000...
Rosemary Axelson (09/24/07)
Rosemary Axelson, 86, of Cairo, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Life Care Center in LaCenter, Ky. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Dillman Putz (09/24/07)
Dillman N. Putz, 95, formerly of Pocahontas, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar­deau. He was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Pocahontas, Mo., son of Henry and Christiana Ruehling Putz. He and Viola Kurre were married Sept. 22, 1929. She died Nov. 13, 1999...
Mary Jo Dirnberger (09/24/07)
Mary Jo Dirnberger, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Chateau Gir­ar­deau Health Center in Cape Gir­ar­deau. She was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Bertrand, Mo., the daughter of Marvin and Florence (Hooper) Ferrell Sr. ...
Cape fire report 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
n At 5:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Themis Street. n At 5:39 p.m., a box alarm at 1014 Bloomfield St. n At 8:05 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of South West End Boulevard. n At 9:22 p.m., emergency medical service in the 6700 block of Sycamore Street...
Cape police report 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
Summons; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
The roof of the new Cotton Belt Railroad depot at Scott City sustained more than $5,000 in damage yesterday, when it was struck by a tractor trailer rig which had been stolen from in front of a Scott City tavern by a Commerce, Mo., man; he was hospitalized after being shot by a police officer following a chase that resulted in one police car being wrecked...
Warm and fuzzy (09/24/07)
Verdetta Seabaugh won't let age be an excuse for not helping people. Seabaugh celebrated her 100th birthday in January, but perhaps a more-impressive number is 67. That's how many sweaters she's knitted for a Knit-for-Kids program sponsored by Guideposts magazine...
Roethemeyer quick to offer aid (09/24/07)
To the editor:I am usually not one to write letters, but every once in a while, you witness something that is truly refreshing that you just must tell someone about. I recently had the opportunity to work with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer. Our department responded to a call in which the family needed someone to be there for them beyond our capabilities. ...
Speak Out 9/24/07 (09/24/07)
Circle access; Boy Scout way; Doing a great job; Change is essence; Give back contributions; Duty to stay; Act, don't complain; Visit a school; Running red lights; No eating either; Learn to play taps; Grades not averaged
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