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Chelsea Clinton draws more than 100 to Cape event (01/27/08)
Chelsea Clinton drew an overflow audience Sunday evening to Grace Cafe in Cape Girardeau, answering questions for about an hour on topics that ranged from education and health care to immigration and the war in Iraq. The 27-year-old daughter of Democratic presidential contender U.S. ...
Dog rescued from burning house (01/27/08)
Two residents of a house on South Sprigg Street are safe after aged wiring sparked a fire in the home Sunday afternoon. The man walked out on his own. The dog was carried out by firefighters. Rick Williams was asleep in the basement of the house when he heard a loud boom and woke up to heavy black smoke...
Chelsea Clinton to appear in Cape Girardeau (01/27/08)
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of top Democratic presidential contender U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, will appear at Cape Girardeau campaign event Sunday evening, Clinton, 27, is scheduled to show up at 7 p.m. at Grace's Cafe, 818 Broadway. Fliers announcing the appearance were being distributed Saturday evening in downtown Cape Girardeau nightspots...
Notre Dame wins quiz bowl at Jackson (01/27/08)
The setting was simple, but the questions were complicated. Ten teams from Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Crystal City, Mo., competed Saturday at Jackson High School's Academic Team Tournament, a test of wits called Quiz Bowl, Scholastic Bowl and Battle of the Brains, among other names...
Cape's winter sale draws more than 1,000 people (01/27/08)
Amy Roth rose extra early Saturday, stopping to pick up doughnuts on her way to a marathon day at the Osage Community Centre. Roth, a recreation coordinator for the city of Cape Girardeau, spent the morning overseeing the quarterly garage sale and the afternoon Special Olympics basketball games...
Son of area woman appears on Food Network show this week (01/27/08)
Robert Irvine's latest cooking feat on the Food's Network's "Dinner: Impossible" will feature the son of an Oran, Mo., woman. Pat Nelson's 44-year-old son, Fred, will appear on the show, which airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The show requires Irvine to prepare meals in difficult circumstances and with time constraints. In this week's show, Irvine attends the Maryland Renaissance Festival, where Fred Nelson plays King Henry VIII...
Cape school board to discuss K-8 district assessment at Monday meeting (01/27/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the administrative offices at 301 N. Clark Ave. L. J. Hart Co., which manages the district's bonds, will give a presentation. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will also be present. The department and the district have an agreement regarding the management of the Central Municipal Pool...
SEMO farm takes on an expanded mission (01/27/08)
Southeast Missouri State University has owned a farm for years, but not like the one the school is preparing to start operating this spring just south of Gordonville. Where the old farm was devoted almost exclusively to research and hands-on experience with beef cattle, the new farm will research technologies and practices to help improve not only cattle operations but row crop farming as well...
Club news (01/27/08)
Cape Girardeau CWU The Cape Girardeau Area Church Women United met Jan. 4 at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson with 13 members present. Debra Tracy lead the Bible study in preparation for Hospitality Day, which will be at 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Two wounded in shooting at Target parking lot (01/27/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Two Kansas City men have been wounded in a shooting at a Target parking lot in Independence. The shooting happened around noon Saturday after the gunman got into an altercation with the two victims. Independence Police Department spokesman Tom Gentry said the suspect fired about five shots from a shotgun at the victims as they got into their sport utility vehicle...
Mountain men relive trading days (01/27/08)
ST. ROBERT, Mo. -- Missouri became a state in 1821 and remained the farthest western state until Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845. However, outside of cities on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, like St. Louis and Jefferson City, much of the state was barely settled. ...
Restraints being used to help stroke victims recover function (01/27/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The School of Health Professionals at the University of Missouri is employing a relatively new therapy to help stroke survivors recover function. The therapy disables the good limb, requiring the patient to learn to use the stroke-affected limb...
Obama wins South Carolina in racially charged primary (01/27/08)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates...
Defunct spy satellite falling from orbit, could hit Earth in late Feb. or March (01/27/08)
WASHINGTON -- A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and propulsion and could hit the Earth in late February or early March, government officials said Saturday. The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret...
People can expect rebates by May under economic recovery plan (01/27/08)
WASHINGTON -- Most taxpayers could expect a rebate of up to $600 starting in mid-May under the economic aid plan set to go through Congress within weeks. Couples could get twice as much, with even more for most families with children. All that, however, depends on smooth sailing at the Internal Revenue Service, and the agency already is up to its eyeballs in filings and refunds...
Man spends night on the streets as punishment for stealing Salvation Army collection kettle (01/27/08)
PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A Salvation Army worker who was ordered by a judge to spend a night homeless for stealing a holiday kettle containing about $250 returned to court Friday with red eyes and red cheeks. Nathen Smith, who was fitted with a GPS device to track his moves, spent Thursday night ducking in and out of government buildings for warmth, including a stop at the Lake County sheriff's office...
Audi's S5 Coupe a tempting two-door car (01/27/08)
Two-door cars aren't popular these days because practical-minded consumers prefer the versatile cargo and passenger spaces found in hatchbacks, some sedans, sport utility vehicles and crossover SUVs. But oh, how the 2008 Audi S5 Coupe can tempt car buyers to forget all about practicality...
Rescuing ancient citadel offers a beacon of hope for war-torn Iraq (01/27/08)
IRBIL, Iraq -- Towering above the modern streets and buildings of Irbil, the citadel's narrow alleyways and dusty courtyards stand almost deserted. Its mud-brick houses, built atop layers of ancient civilizations stretching back through millennia, are crumbling...
Egypt riot police prevent Gazans from leaving Rafah (01/27/08)
RAFAH, Egypt -- In its first public criticism of Gaza's Hamas rulers, Egypt complained Saturday of "provocations" during the Gaza-Egypt border crisis and said more than three dozen members of its security forces were hospitalized as a result. The border, which was initially breached by Hamas militants, remained open for a fourth day, though Egyptian security forces blocked Gazans from driving beyond the border town of Rafah itself...
Would-be South African leader Jacob Zuma has harsh words for Kenya, Nigeria (01/27/08)
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Jacob Zuma, who survived rape and corruption charges to become the president-in-waiting of South Africa, has harsh words for Kenya and Nigeria, where recent elections were marred by alleged fraud, violence and disputed results...
Gross says he knew it was time to retire (01/27/08)
With the news already reported that Jackson football coach Carl Gross submitted his retirement letter to the school board, the coach confirmed his decision Saturday. Gross said he retired Thursday -- effectively immediately -- from his positions as football coach, track and field assistant coach and science teacher...
Perryville girls improve to 14-4 (01/27/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Perryville senior Kendra Schilli knew what was at stake when her team played in-town rival and conference foe St. Vincent on Saturday evening. "I was nervous as heck," she said. "I wanted to puke," The senior admitted she was feeling anxious because three things were on the line when the two schools met -- first place in the Jefferson County Conference, town-bragging rights and the chance for some payback after the Indians beat the Pirates last year...
Pirates crank up defense in victory (01/27/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The nets at the Perry Park Center were in no danger of being scorched Saturday night during the Mayor's Cup boys game. Maybe that's why Perryville's patient offensive attack paid off in a 44-39 victory against city rival St. Vincent...
Central earns 59-45 road win at Kennett (01/27/08)
Wendi Zickfield wasn't about to let her team fall on the road. The Central junior scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Tigers girls basketball team to a 59-45 victory over Kennett on Saturday. Sophomore point guard Sadie Pittman added 14 in the victory...
Southeast drops thriller (01/27/08)
MURRAY, Ky. -- The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team got back to the type of play that marked its 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference start. But all the Redhawks had to show for their best performance in a while was their sixth straight loss. Murray State junior guard Tyler Holloway hit two free throws with 5.8 seconds left for the winning margin as the host Racers squeezed out an 86-85 victory...
Redhawks unfazed by coach Edgar's absence (01/27/08)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Not that the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team wants to play without its head coach every game. But the Redhawks said once Saturday's contest at Murray State began, they didn't focus much on the fact Scott Edgar wasn't on their bench...
Redhawks run road winning streak to seven (01/27/08)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee appreciated the Redhawks' impressive comeback win. He only wishes he'd been around to witness it. Ishee received two technical fouls during the first eight minutes of Saturday's key Ohio Valley Conference game at Murray State. That meant an automatic ejection for Ishee, who for good measure was hit with a third technical before he left the court...
Area calendar (01/27/08)
Basketball n MAYB tournament: Southeast Youth Sports will host its annual MAYB basketball tournament in Cape Girardeau and Jackson on April 26 and 27. The tournament is open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 12. Cost: $150 for a minimum of three games. Info: Darrin Pruitt, 837-0111, or sesports.org...
Remembering the lessons of the Titans (01/27/08)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN: How realistic was the movie? HERMAN BOONE: They changed some things but not too many things. And we could sit here and talk about the individual things that they changed, but I'd rather talk about the positive things that they taught; that the movie taught the world...
Vacationers are finding Chicago during the winter (01/27/08)
CHICAGO -- Paul Morrison and Chicago are a perfect match. To him, winter is supposed to be cold, and in Chicago it is. So maybe it's not surprising that the psychiatrist from Edinburgh, Scotland, was strolling around Millennium Park -- a heavy jacket on his back and what looked like a sleeping muskrat on his head -- taking in the sights the other day. And happy about it...
Ignoring racist remarks teaches children the wrong lesson (01/27/08)
When a relative recently made a disparaging remark about blacks to Arica Prejean in the presence of her children, Prejean immediately repudiated it. "There was no hesitation," said the 28-year-old, who is white and lives in Lafayette, La. She considers speaking out against racism part of her job as a parent...
Seal the cracks to save you money (01/27/08)
By Garrett Bahr Now is not the time to let your money slip through the cracks of your home. The simplest and cheapest steps will allow you to save your nickels and dimes as well as reducing the consumption of energy. Many prospective buyers will also be very interested in the efficiency of a home that has inexpensive upkeep...
New book offers tips for traveling with children (01/27/08)
NEW YORK -- Fawzia Rasheed de Francisco, who has advised 16 governments and the United Nations on health policy, started traveling with her younger son when he was two weeks old. Her older son celebrated his first birthday on his fifth continent. Now she's offering the wisdom she accumulated during all those travels with her children to the rest of us in a new book called "The Rough Guide to Travel with Babies & Young Children."...
Do-it-yourself turns out pretty difficult (01/27/08)
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....
Merline Hente (01/27/08)
Merline Edna Hente, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Martin Edward and Rosa Louise Fassold Hente. Hente was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School. She worked 42 years for Florsheim Shoe Co. as an inspector...
Jeffrey Mayberry (01/27/08)
BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jeffrey Todd Mayberry, 37, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in Beaumont. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Leonard Schumacher (01/27/08)
Beloved husband, father, grandfather Leonard Joseph Schumacher passed away early on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Leonard Joseph Schumacher was born Feb. 22, 1916, in Mena, Ark., son of John Henry and Agnes Bigler Schumacher, both of Cobden, Ill. ...
Dixie Urhahn (01/27/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Dixie V. Urhahn, 91, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1916, at Morley, Mo., daughter of Jesse and Blanche Williams Kirby. She and Henry Leo Urhahn were married Sept. 17, 1935, at Benton. He died March 7, 1999...
Iva Rhymer (01/27/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Iva Rhymer, 88, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at her home. She was born July 29, 1919, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of John W. and Sarah E. (Smith) Dale. She married Jimmie Rhymer Sr. He died March 6, 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anna, Ill. She retired from Anna Mental Health Center after 24 years of service...
Calvin Nebel (01/27/08)
Calvin Paul Nebel, 83, entered his heavenly home on Jan. 26, 2008. He lived in Benton, Mo., for 50 years, then moved to Saxony Village and was a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born west of Cape Girardeau on Oct. 14, 1924, the son of the late Julius and Pauline (Friedrich) Nebel...
Barbara Lafferty-Green (01/27/08)
Barbara Lafferty-Green, 60, of Jackson passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Baltimore, daughter of John Weldon and Violet Grishom Lafferty. She and Carl Green were married June 26, 1965, in Oxly, Mo. Carl and Barbara resided in Jackson for 32 years. ...
Earlene Phelps Tidwell (01/27/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Earlene Phelps Tidwell, 75, of Advance died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau. She was born April 19, 1932, at Sturdivant, daughter of Edward and Clara Cooper Limbaugh. She and James Ferrell Phelps were married. He died in 1961. She and Kenneth Tidwell were married in 1967...
Kathryn Dover (01/27/08)
Kathryn "Kitty" Beavers Dover, 74, of Mound City, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill.
J.W. Armbruster (01/27/08)
Joseph Wilfred "Bill" Armbruster, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 25, 1914, at St. Mary, Mo., son of Henry Ludwig and Philomena Wengert Armbruster. He and Mary Goldie Parres were married June 1, 1940, at Brewer, Mo., and after 66 years of marriage she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2006...
Dustin Lincoln (01/27/08)
Dustin Wade Lincoln, 29, of Millersville died Saturday, Jan. 26, in Bloomfield, Mo. He was born April 4, 1978, son of Clifford H. Lincoln and Nola June Beard Lincoln. Lincoln was a blasting supervisor at N.B. Harty Co. He attended Woodland schools. He is survived by his mother, three brothers, Clayton Todd Lincoln, of Glenallen, Mo., Christopher A. Lincoln and Clifford M. Lincoln Jr., both of Millersville; two sisters, April Thele of Marble Hill, Mo., and Sharon Franz of Scott City...
Hall - Kimball (01/27/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ashley Suzanne Hall and James Zachary Kimball were united in marriage Oct. 20, 2007, at Holy Family Mission in Napa, Calif. The Rev. Pat Stephenson performed the ceremony. Harpist was Diane Rowen and vocalist was Susan Matthews. The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Cinda Hall of Lansdale, Pa. Mrs. Hall is formerly of Chaffee. The groom is the son of Kurt and Stephanie Kimball of Charlotte, N.C...
Edwards - Young (01/27/08)
Jill Edwards and Zachary Young were married July 28, 2007, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Dave Hulshof performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lenny Kuper of Cape Girardeau. Vocalists were Rob Turner of Chicago and Michael Siramaturous of Houston, Texas...
Russell-Aroutsidis (01/27/08)
Rob and Janet Rueseler of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mesha Grace Russell of Jackson, Tenn., to Nicholas Aroutsidis of Shell Harbor, New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of Antonio and Soula Aroutsidis of Shell Harbor...
Sauder-Williams (01/27/08)
Jerry and Debbie Sauder Jr. of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Elizabeth Sauder, to Garrett Wayne Williams. He is the son of Jim and Brenda Bono of McHenry, Ill., and Dale and Lisa Williams of Jackson. Sauder received a degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006, and is pursuing a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Harris - Siebert (01/27/08)
Pete and Debbie Harris of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Harris, to Patrick Siebert of Fort Stewart, Ga. He is the son of Dennis Siebert and Cindi Kramer of Jackson. Harris is a 1996 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is employed by state of Missouri...
Wellendorf-Plucker (01/27/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James Wellendorf of Lancaster, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Marie Wellendorf of Odenton, Md., to Jeffrey Jaco Plucker of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Plucker IV of Mooresville, Ala., formerly of Jackson...
Pogue - Burk (01/27/08)
Tim and Connie Pogue of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Moretta Magdalena Pogue, to Tyler Franklin Burk. He is the son of Steve and Donna Oldham of Jackson and Gary and Carol Burk of Cape Girardeau. Pogue is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Crader - 50 years (01/27/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Bud" Crader of Marble Hill observed their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 14, 2007. Crader and Klodean Mills were married Dec. 14, 1957, at Liberty Congregational Methodist Church in Marquand, Mo. The couple attends Liberty Church...
Seesing - 60 years (01/27/08)
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Seesing of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family reception Nov. 24, 2007. It was hosted by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Elizabeth Seesing, at their home. J.T. and Joyce were married Nov. 15, 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waco, Texas, by the Rev. Floyd Bielamowtz...
McGuire - 51 years (01/27/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McGuire of Jackson celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary Dec. 22, 2007. McGuire and Wanda Cobb were married Dec. 22, 1956. He is retired from Penzel Construction Co., and she from Dollar General Store. They have three children, Pam Kimbel, Richard McGuire and Kim McKinney, all of Jackson; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Meier - 50 years (01/27/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Meier of Washington, N.C., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception Jan. 18, 2008, at Grace Lutheran Church in Washington. Hosts were their children and spouses, Judy and Jerry Jennette of Washington, and James and Kim Meier of Wilson, N.C...
Davis - 50 years (01/27/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis of Cape Girardeau observed their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 25, 2008. Davis and Eileen Toney were married Jan. 25, 1958, in St. Louis. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
Police report 1/27/08 (01/27/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n A subject was in custody pending formal charges of driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance and no operator's license...
Fire report 1/27/08 (01/27/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:39 p.m., the smell of gas at 804 N. Cape Rock Drive. n At 6:20 p.m., a Dumpster fire at 622 S. Kingshighway. n At 7:48 p.m., investigation of a smoke detector in the 1400 block of Delwin Street...
Out of the past 1/27/08 (01/27/08)
Saying they felt left out of the decision-making process, members of the Southeast Missouri State University Faculty Senate met yesterday with President Bill W. Stacy to discuss a proposed academic reorganization; the reorganization proposes eliminating the College of Applied Arts and Sciences, dropping five administrative positions and assigning new titles to those holding several other administrative posts...
Making it work (01/27/08)
While the economy may be the No. 1 issue right now, concerns about the cost of health care continue to bubble to the surface. Politicians say they have plans to deal with health care, but a Cape Girardeau doctor isn't waiting for the government to help. He is enlisting the cooperation of hotels here to address a real need...
Delivering Internet to rural areas (01/27/08)
To the editor:Amid all the discussion about the need to deploy high-speed Internet to rural Missouri, the excellent work being done by small telephone companies is being overlooked. BPS Telephone Co. and the other small telephone companies in Missouri have invested millions of dollars to upgrade our infrastructure and networks to ensure that our customers have the same affordable access to evolving technology as those living in Kansas City, St. ...
Bridging the gap for the uninsured (01/27/08)
To the editor:More than 719,000 Missourians have no health insurance. Most of these uninsured Missourians are working adults without employer-sponsored health plans who cannot afford health insurance in the marketplace. Hospitals are acutely aware of the importance of health insurance. ...
Jackson police: Thanks for toys (01/27/08)
To the editor:On behalf of the Jackson Police Department, I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our annual toy drive this past Christmas. We had another great year, and with your support we were able to give a record amount of toys to needy children...
Praise for county road workers (01/27/08)
To the editor:In the Jan. 17 Southeast Missourian, the position of the sentences in the article about county road paving gave the impression I am distrustful of the county. Neither I nor anyone at the advisory committee meeting stated or implied distrust of the county...
East part of Cape has cancer (01/27/08)
To the editor:Thank you to Irene Stevens (welcome back) and Tom Herbert. You have diagnosed the illness of our town -- cancer -- with the characteristic dying core. Here are the symptoms: Broadway -- I know of one couple who came looking to buy a popular restaurant, drove down Broadway and said, "No way."...
Why bother to vote at all? (01/27/08)
To the editor:I wish someone could tell me why we bother to get out and vote in the primary or general elections. Our vote does not count. The votes for the Electoral College are the ones that elect our president. Refer to the recent caucuses in Nevada...
Speak Out 1/27/08 (01/27/08)
For an aquatic center; Disorganized drives; Thanks for hospitality; Courteous walking
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