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Cape school board to meet Monday (11/18/07)
The Cape Girardeau school board will meet Monday at the administrative office at 301 N. Clark Ave. At 4 p.m., there will be a special session for a board focus group for MSBA, the Missouri School Board Association. At 5 p.m., there will be a special session to discuss Alternative Education Center construction plans...
Bipolar disorder: More than a punchline (11/18/07)
For a recent "Tonight Show" skit, Jay Leno held up a bag of "Nutty" brand pancake mix. That's not truth in labeling, the comedian said, turning the package around. On that side the brand name was "Bipolar." At least people who have bipolar disorder weren't laughing...
Coroner's stolen SUV found in Cape (11/18/07)
The bright red Chevrolet Yukon sport utility vehicle stolen from Perry County Coroner Herbert Miller's home last week was recovered Saturday in Cape Girardeau, police said. The 2001 vehicle with official Perry County plates was taken from Miller's home Wednesday. The vehicle was found and returned to Miller, Officer Bryan Blanner said...
Bank robber charged in Md. murder (11/18/07)
Two months ago, a Cape Girardeau jury convicted William M. White III of the robbery of a local bank in August 2006, rejecting his claim that mental illness kept him from realizing the consequences of his actions. Circuit Judge William L. Syler Jr. sentenced White, of Mechanicsville, Md., to the maximum, 30 years in prison...
Meditation center opens doors in Cape Girardeau (11/18/07)
For $2,500, Linda Castillon and David Zimmer are offering the key to developing potential and cultivating inner peace. In less than a week, they said, the Transcendental Meditation technique can be taught, and one can learn how to relax the body and mind...
Brandom already has fundraising edge for 2008 (11/18/07)
With months left before filing even begins for the state's August 2008 primary election, incumbent Republican state Rep. Ellen Brandom of the 160th District already has a huge fundraising edge on anyone who might challenge her for her post. Brandom, who was first elected in 2006, has already raised more than $40,000 for her re-election bid under her Friends of Ellen Brandom campaign committee, according to the latest financial disclosure form released last month. ...
Craft shows offer head start on holiday shopping (11/18/07)
This weekend's local craft shows gave shoppers countless opportunities to start -- or finish -- their Christmas shopping. The 37th annual Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza is being held at the Show Me Center and the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. ...
Kansas City man sentenced to 32 years in prison for toddler's beating death (11/18/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man who tried to cover up the death of his 18-month-old stepson with a staged car crash was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison. Charles Mahone, 40, was convicted last month of second-degree murder and two counts each of child abuse and child endangerment in the June 2006 death of Aaron Marshall...
Rehabbed bridge 'pretty much a new life' for Illinois town near St. Louis (11/18/07)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- From his Ford showroom's floor, Gerald Koetting easily can see the shimmering Gateway Arch rising from St. Louis just across the Mississippi River. "That's how close we are," he said. But Koetting and others around this town of 31,000 have felt a bit isolated from their big-city neighbor since barricades went up six years ago on the 97-year-old McKinley Bridge -- this Madison County area's link to St. Louis -- after it was declared unsafe and needing rehab...
Mother of masonry worker settles wrongful-death suit against IHP Industrial and three others for $2.25 million (11/18/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The mother of a masonry worker killed in an explosion at a nearly completed pork processing plant has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for $2.25 million. Melinda Fisher's son, Andrew Bauer, of Stewartsville, died Oct. 12, 2005, as he finished a wall at the Triumph Foods plant. He was 24...
Regulators seek to halt housing construction over methane concerns (11/18/07)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Missouri regulators are trying to stop development of a $117 million housing development and golf course because of concerns about underground methane gas. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was working with The Links at Stone Canyon Inc. on its development at the Woods Chapel Sanitary Landfill in eastern Independence...
School suspends choral director after allegation of sexual abuse (11/18/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The choral director at St. Louis Community College at Meramec has been suspended with pay as administrators look into claims he had sex with one of his high school students nine years ago. Larry Stukenholtz was told of the decision Friday afternoon following a meeting of the college's board of trustees, said community college system spokesman Pat Crowe...
Abuse risk considered higher within nontraditional families (11/18/07)
NEW YORK -- Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackle-ford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah...
Smallest Mercedes grows a bit for 2008 (11/18/07)
For 2008, the smallest Mercedes-Benz sold in the United States grows a bit larger, drives better and looks more than ever like a baby version of the larger, more powerful Mercedes S-Class sedan. But thankfully, the fourth-generation, compact C-Class sedan still carries a starting retail price that's some $55,000 less than that of the full-size S-Class...
County gets tough about vaccinations (11/18/07)
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- Scores of grumbling parents facing a threat of jail lined up at a courthouse Saturday to either prove that their children already had their required vaccinations or see that the youngsters submitted to the needle. The get-tough policy in the Washington suburbs of Prince George's County was one of the strongest efforts made by any U.S. school system to ensure its youngsters receive their required immunizations...
Fred Goldman says he won't rest until O.J. Simpson is punished (11/18/07)
LOS ANGELES -- No matter how O.J. Simpson's hotel-room robbery trial plays out, he can plan on seeing Fred Goldman's lawyers in court again. A taciturn 66-year-old whose gray hair and handlebar mustache have made him familiar to followers of the Simpson saga, Goldman speaks forcefully but rarely angrily when he talks of hounding the former football star he believes stabbed his son, Ron Goldman, and Simpson's ex-wife to death in 1994...
Sculptor donates Hawaiian shirts to art school (11/18/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Anyone can donate money to their favorite college. John McIntire turned over something of greater personal value: his collection of 700 Hawaiian shirts. McIntire, a sculptor, gave the shirts to the Memphis College of Art, where he once worked...
Pathologist: Former Ill. officer's third wife was killed (11/18/07)
CHICAGO -- Amid the search for a former police officer's fourth wife, a renowned pathologist said Saturday he has examined a previous wife's exhumed remains and determined she was killed. Former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden said he analyzed Kathleen Savio's remains at the request of her relatives, who disagree with an earlier ruling that her death was an accident. He concluded she died after a struggle, and her body was placed in the bathtub where she was found...
U.N. panel warns of dangers of warmer climate (11/18/07)
VALENCIA, Spain -- The Earth is hurtling toward a warmer climate at a quickening pace, a Nobel-winning U.N. scientific panel said in a landmark report released Saturday, warning of inevitable human suffering and the threat of extinction for some species...
Report: Afghan guards' bullets hit most victims of bombing (11/18/07)
BAGHLANI-JADID, Afghanistan -- Up to two-thirds of the 77 people killed and 100 wounded in a suicide bombing last week were hit by bullets from visiting lawmakers' panicked bodyguards, who fired on a crowd of mostly schoolchildren for up to five minutes, a preliminary U.N. report says...
Scientist to abandon his cloning method (11/18/07)
LONDON -- The Scottish scientist who created Dolly the sheep more than a decade ago said he is abandoning the technique he pioneered, according to an interview published Saturday. Ian Wilmut, who led the team that created Dolly in 1996, told The Daily Telegraph that he is abandoning cloning to pursue a new technique that can create stem cells without an embryo...
Official death toll from cyclone in Bangladesh reaches 1,723; expected to continue to rise (11/18/07)
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Hundreds of thousands of survivors were stuck Saturday behind roads blocked by fallen trees, iron roofs and thick sludge as rescue workers fought to reach towns along Bangladesh's coast that were ravaged by a powerful cyclone that killed at least 1,723 people...
Cars ruined by Katrina enter Bolivian auto market (11/18/07)
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia -- The bathtub ring of mold on the ceiling of Colleen McGaw's Mini Cooper marks how high Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters rose inside the sporty red coupe. "There was this mold, this grossness all over it," McGaw said, recalling how she found the car, her college graduation present, three months after the storm submerged her New Orleans neighborhood. "I cried. It may sound lame, but I cried. I had wanted a car like that since I was a child."...
Younger players give reason for optimism (11/18/07)
Happy, smiling faces filled Houck Stadium as Saturday afternoon turned to evening. For the first time in more than two months, Southeast Missouri State won a game. And if you are going to be limited to winning just one Ohio Valley Conference game -- which the Redhawks were this fall -- this was a pretty good one to win...
Tennessee State captures OVC volleyball title (11/18/07)
Fourth-seeded Tennessee State beat No. 2 Morehead State in five games Saturday in the championship match of the Ohio Valley Conference volleyball tournament. The Tigers posted a 30-24, 30-17, 29-31, 26-30, 15-12 victory in Jacksonville, Ala., to earn their first OVC tournament title and the league's automatic NCAA tournament bid...
Peterson, Tuineau turn in memorable final performances (11/18/07)
It took Elton Peterson and Joseph Tuineau five years to reach significant individual milestones. The two Southeast Missouri State football players nearly ran out of time, but they finally made it during their last collegiate games. Peterson, a senior tailback, broke 100 yards for the first time at Southeast, while senior tight end Tuineau finally scored a touchdown...
Southeast easily dispatches Central Arkansas to move to 3-0 (11/18/07)
CONWAY, Ark. -- For the first time in more than a decade, the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team started a season 3-0. And the Redhawks barely worked up a sweat in attaining that record Saturday, as they routed host Central Arkansas 91-60...
Redhawks rally from 15 down to beat Gamecocks (11/18/07)
Based on the way the players celebrated and the emotion they displayed, you'd have thought Southeast Missouri State had just won the Ohio Valley Conference title. When a football team carries a seven-game losing streak into its season finale, posting a victory is precious regardless of its significance...
Turkey Time Tips to pulling off a big meal in just a little time (11/18/07)
INTRO Thanksgiving dinner takes preparation. It's a big meal. People cook desserts days in advance. They work around the big butterball in the fridge for three or four days while it safely thaws. Some people mix up the green bean casseroles on Wednesday and put the potatoes in a pot of water in the fridge to save time...
If it's not one thing, it's another: sneezing, snoring and muscle spasms (11/18/07)
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....
Hollywood writers return to negotiations (11/18/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood film and TV writers who've been on strike nearly two weeks will return to contract negotiations Nov. 26, their union and producers said Friday. In a joint statement, the Writers Guild of America, West, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said both sides had agreed to return to formal negotiations...
Jennifer Robertson (11/18/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jennifer B. Robertson, 35, of Anna died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born May 16, 1972, at Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Billy C. and Elizabeth L. Norton Robertson. Survivors include her mother of Anna; two daughters, Bayle Robertson of Jonesboro, Ill., Brianna Dirden of Anna; four sisters, Patti Gray of Alto Pass, Ill., Gina Iman of Salem, Ill., Lisa Godwin of Jonesboro, Sara Robertson of Jonesboro; five brothers, Gregory Robertson, Jeffery Robertson, both of Alto Pass, Keith Robertson of Jonesboro, Scott Robertson and Stephen Robertson, both of Murphysboro, Ill.. ...
John Houchins (11/18/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- John L. Houchins, 85, of Advance died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Advance Nursing Center. He was born Feb. 25, 1922, at Peach Orchard, Mo., son of William and Gracie Houchins. He and Iva Stroder were married March 3, 1984, at Whitewater...
Deborah Gaylord (11/18/07)
Deborah Jean Gaylord, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Debbie was born June 4, 1955, at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Gene and Lena Greenlee Warren. She was raised in Matthews, Mo., until her marriage to Stanley R. Gaylord on April 26, 1974, in Essex, Mo. She was a resident of Cape Girardeau for three years, moving from Dexter, Mo...
Johnny Richards (11/18/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Johnny Edison Richards, 87, of Advance died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Bollinger County, son of John E. and Emma M. Borders Richards. He and Rose Null were married Feb. 18, 1949, at Piggott, Ark. She survives...
Cecil Blaylock (11/18/07)
Cecil O. Blaylock, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Weber-Grojean (11/18/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Gretchen Anne Weber and Robert Joseph Grojean II exchanged wedding vows Sept. 1, 2007, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Reader was Marla Eftink of Leopold, Mo., cousin of the groom. Organist was Betty Vandeven and vocalist was Autumn Vandeven, both of Chaffee...
Werne-Gile (11/18/07)
Marlene Elise Werne and Matthew Morgan Gile were married July 7, 2007, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Mike Malone performed the ceremony. Harpist was Chaddie Fruehwald and flutist was Robert Fruehwald. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Patricia Werne of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Robin Gile of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Robert and Jan Gile of Cape Girardeau...
Welker-Novak (11/18/07)
Rachael Dawn Welker and Jason Dwight Novak were married April 22, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The bride is the daughter of John and Vickie Welker of Patton, Mo. The groom is the son of Jennie Novak and Rick Brummer of Fredericktown, Mo...
Burns-Krueger (11/18/07)
Jessica Clair Burns and Patrick James Krueger were united in marriage Sept. 1, 2007, at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jeff Long performed the ceremony. Readers were Lindsey Allison of New York, N.Y., and Katherine Morrison of Franklin, Tenn...
Walter-Glueck (11/18/07)
Jim and Pam Walter of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Walter, to John Glueck. He is the son of Barb Glueck and Donnie and Shauna Glueck of Jackson. Walter is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She is enrolled at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at Courtesy Cleaners...
Kessler-Burgess (11/18/07)
Eugene and Joy Kessler of Evansville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jean Kessler, to Andrew William Burgess, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of William Brad and Deborah Burgess of Cape Girardeau. Kessler received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Creech-Dudley (11/18/07)
Marlene Anne Creech of Cape Girardeau and Will Dudley of Jackson announce their engagement. Creech is a private voice and piano teacher. Dudley is a self-employed electrical contractor. A Dec. 30 wedding is planned at the Elks Lodge in Jackson.
Curtis-Schmitz (11/18/07)
William and Lisa Curtis of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Michelle Curtis, to Mark Ryan Schmitz. He is the son of Dr. Gerald and Denise Schmitz of St. Louis. Curtis is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at HealthPoint Plaza...
Little-Hampton (11/18/07)
Jerry and Myrna Little of Kelso, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Ann Little, to Chad Jeremy Hampton, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of James and Marilyn Hampton of Cape Girardeau. Little is a graduate of Scott City High School. She received bachelor and master degrees in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a family nurse practitioner with Cross Trails Medical Center...
Miller-Gross (11/18/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Miller of Woodland Park, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen Miller of St. Louis, to Gabriel Gross of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gross of Cape Girardeau. Miller received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and international studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is admissions counselor at Midwest Institute in St. Louis...
Golden - 50 years (11/18/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Golden of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house and reception Sept. 8, 2007, at the home of Brad and Martha Golden. The event was hosted by their sons and grandchildren. The couple was married Aug. 25, 1957, in Thawville, Ill...
Fire report 11/18/07 (11/18/07)
n At 4:53 p.m., citizen assist in the 1000 block of Linden Street. n At 11:29 p.m., natural gas leak at 3170 Park Place. n At 12:54 a.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Mimosa Drive. n At 3:11 a.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue...
Police report 11/18/07 (11/18/07)
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Out of the past 11/18/07 (11/18/07)
Good news and bad news came out of yesterday's meeting between the Cape Girardeau Multipurpose Building Committee and a team of consultants; the good news is that the arena project is feasible; the bad news is that, based on a $12 million projected budget, the proposed building would have to have between 1,500 and 2,000 fewer permanent seats that the committee wanted...
Ethical mishmash (11/18/07)
The Missouri Ethics Commission has bungled its handling of a serious issue of campaign-contribution limits ever since the mess was handed to it by the Missouri Supreme Court in July. At issue are the contributions made to candidates from Jan. 1, when a law that removed limits went into effect, until July 19, when the Supreme Court overturned that law and imposed the limits that had been previously imposed...
Cape's buildings pale by comparison (11/18/07)
To the editor:I wish we had some old buildings to complain about in our small town of Mound City. If the Cape Girardeau City Council thinks it has old buildings to look at and worry about, tell it to go to take a look at Cairo. RUSTY ROBINSON, Mound City, Ill....
Historic buildings are important (11/18/07)
To the editor:This letter is in response to Mayor Jay Knudtson's misguided comments regarding the buildings on Broadway. On the evening news he stated that some of the buildings downtown were known only for "being old." Mayor, I implore you to take a look at your surroundings and learn something about the history of the town you run. ...
Errors in Little River story, editorial (11/18/07)
To the editor:A recent article on the Little River Drainage District had some errors. It stated the Diversion Channel started in Stoddard County. It starts in Bollinger County about a mile east of Greenbrier. The Castor River years ago made a bend to the south at that point, and the drainage district cut it off and started the Diversion Channel in an easterly direction...
You can help feed hungry families (11/18/07)
To the editor:I want to thank Denise Lincoln and all who organized, participated in a supported the recent Empty Bowls fundraiser Nov. 4 at the Salvation Army. The event helped emphasize the need for food assistance that exists in Southeast Missouri. Approximately 64,000 people in this area are categorized as living below the poverty line, and 35 percent of those individuals are children...
Poor sportsmanship was on display (11/18/07)
To the editor:What my daughter and I learned this weekend: I grew up spending my weekends on a field of some sort. So when my daughter decided to play soccer, I was thrilled. I was even more thrilled when she was asked to play on the All-Star team in two local tournaments. The Cape Girardeau tournament was last weekend and had all the fanfare that one would expect from die-hard soccer players, fans and parents. As it turned out, that was the problem...
Kitties express their gratitude (11/18/07)
To the editor:We were overwhelmed by your kind and gracious editorial comments concerning our fair Kitty City. Never in our lifetime did we expect to be the subject of such concern. Life is so good when someone cares. Thank you for telling the world about our kind guardians and our good fortune. We are grateful, and we hope the kitties in every community will find favor such as we have...
Don't forget Korean War veterans (11/18/07)
To the editor:Your Nov. 8 editorial ("Vietnam veterans") might be OK to some people, but the Korean War veterans don't go around crying all the time wanting someone to heap praise on us. We did what we were supposed to do and didn't say a word. I spent six years (four years in the Navy, two years in the Air Force) in the service of my country and was proud I was able to do it. ...
Close schools for Veterans Day (11/18/07)
To the editor:I am happy about Veterans Day and support it to the fullest. But a lot of states had no school on Veterans Day. I do not like the idea that Cape Girardeau children had school on Veterans Day. Banks and post offices were closed. Having school is not fair. I have two daughters, one in Central Junior High School and the one is in Central Middle School. They asked me, "Mom, why do we have school and the other states don't?" I think it should be a holiday for everyone...
Vandalism hurts business owners (11/18/07)
To the editor:Our family owns a small neighborhood business called Store Holiday, and it once again fell victim to destruction of property Nov. 8. The first incident involved a group of young men with CO2 guns who were caught. The vandalism around town is senseless and hurts owners who struggle in today's economy to stay open. ...
Speak Out 11/18/07 (11/18/07)
Too much running; Special favors; Rampart Street; People or fish?; Praise for 211; We're not mushrooms; Leaves in the street; Both are good boys; Big-government spending; Leaf schedules; Reusing the wash water
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