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Politics and property taxes (02/03/08)
Editor's note: Cape Girardeau voters will select a new state representative in a special election Tuesday. This is the last installment in a series to familiarize voters with the three candidates' stands on some of the important issues that the winner will face during the legislative session, which is already underway....
The faces of SEMO (02/03/08)
Southeast Missouri State University officials are following the creed that it's important to know where you come from before you know where you can go. As the university prepares to develop a strategic plan, outlining its goals for the next three to five years, it is closely studying who it already serves...
SEMO professor ends bid for seat on state Senate (02/03/08)
Ellen Dillon, an instructor in Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Communications, abandoned her plans to run for the state Senate on Friday after learning she would have to take a leave of absence to campaign. Dillon, a Democrat, was seeking her party's nomination to run against incumbent state Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, in the six-county 27th District...
Supporters of Special Olympics make annual Polar Bear Plunge (02/03/08)
Between spectators, plungers and volunteers, about 500 people were in attendance at Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, at Trail of Tears State Park's Lake Boutin. Almost 30 volunteers were on hand to keep things running smoothly. They included two firefighters submerged chest-high at the rear of the roped-in area of the lake, Cape County Private Ambulance workers, paramedics and Department of Natural Resources rangers...
Chamber award winners have rich history in Cape Girardeau (02/03/08)
James A. Rust, winner of the 2008 Rush H. Limbaugh award from the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, has an extensive list of accomplishments. In addition to operating a company, RM Coco, that does business in all 50 states and several foreign countries, Rust has devoted considerable amounts of time to community projects. His accomplishments include:...
Club news (02/03/08)
St. Mary CCW The St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met Jan. 17 in the Monsignor Huels Room for a covered-dish supper. Dr. David Westrich presented a program on macular degeneration. Pat Eftink distributed copies of the treasurer's report...
Details for Hillary Clinton visit to St. Louis announced (02/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to the St. Louis area will be at noon today at a union hall in Bridgeton. The Democratic presidential candidate will host a town hall meeting at the International Association of Machinists hall. Clinton's rival for the nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, was to appear at a rally in downtown St. Louis on Saturday night...
More than 200 marchers protest Minuteman regional conference (02/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than 200 demonstrators turned up to protest the opening here of an anti-illegal immigration group's first regional conference. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is holding a two-day conference in Kansas City in a show of solidarity with member Frances Semler, who attracted criticism from civil rights groups after she was appointed to a local parks board...
Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch lifestyle editor found slain in her home (02/03/08)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Nancy Miller, a former lifestyle editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was found slain in her St. Louis-area home Friday night. Miller's body was found around 6 p.m. after friends and neighbors couldn't reach her by cell phone. Chesterfield police would not comment on the cause of death...
MU engineers working to develop pulse power for disabling explosives (02/03/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Pulse power could be the next great innovation in defense technology. A team of University of Missouri engineers have started a project funded by the Department of Defense to develop pulse power -- compressed, short bursts of electricity -- to identify and disable hidden explosives during wartime...
Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts more winter ahead (02/03/08)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter. The rodent was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen who carry out the tradition...
Republicans work South, Democrats hit West in weekend push (02/03/08)
Sen. John McCain barnstormed through the South on Saturday, campaigning for a Super Tuesday knockout in the Republican presidential race. Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton worked the West on the final weekend before primaries and caucuses in more than 20 states...
New stroke treatment can vacuum clots out of the brain (02/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- It's a tiny vacuum cleaner for the brain: A new treatment for stroke victims promises to suction out clogged arteries in hopes of stopping the brain attack before it does permanent harm. Called Penumbra, the newly approved device is the latest in a series of inside-the-artery attempts to boost recovery from stroke, the nation's No. 3 killer...
5 women dead in clothing store shooting in suburban Chicago (02/03/08)
TINLEY PARK, Ill. -- A gunman fatally shot five women in a robbery at a store in a suburban Chicago strip mall and fled Saturday, prompting police to sweep through neighboring shops as terrified customers watched. The victims, including at least one employee, were killed at a Lane Bryant clothing store at the Brookside Marketplace, police Sgt. T.J. Grady said...
Mormons say goodbye to longtime church president (02/03/08)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gordon B. Hinckley was remembered as a "prophet to the people" on Saturday as tens of thousands of faithful Mormons gathered to say goodbye to the church's longtime president. The funeral at the conference center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints capped a week of mourning for Hinckley, who died Jan. 27 at age 97...
Education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs face budget squeeze (02/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The spiraling growth of Medicare and the high cost of renewing President Bush's tax cuts are squeezing popular education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs in the budget blueprint that he hands lawmakers Monday. Even with difficult-to-digest proposals to curb Medicare costs and kill programs to repair dilapidated public housing, fund community action agencies and provide food to the elderly poor, Bush's $3 trillion budget will project deficits around $400 billion this year and next.. ...
Hundreds of rebels clash with government forces in Chad's capital (02/03/08)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Hundreds of rebels charged into Chad's capital aboard pickup trucks Saturday, clashing with government troops around the presidential palace in the most forceful attempt yet to oust President Idriss Deby. The violence endangered a $300 million global aid operation supporting millions of people in the former French colony and also delayed the deployment of the European Union's peacekeeping mission to both Chad and neighboring Central African Republic...
Change of leadership in S. Korea places N. Korea in dilemma (02/03/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea is facing its worst food shortage in years, yet its rich southern neighbor has yet to hear the usual cry for help. Instead, the communist regime is silent, and most experts see a connection to the election of a new South Korean president, conservative Lee Myung-bak, who wants concessions from North Korea in exchange for aid...
U.S., Iraqis vow to crack down after deadly bombings in Baghdad (02/03/08)
BAGHDAD -- A top U.S. commander said Saturday that two bombings carried out by women wrapped in bombs that killed nearly 100 people in Baghdad underscored that al-Qaida in Iraq remains a serious threat, but he vowed the military would "not give back any terrain" to the terror network...
Bell City upends South Iron 72-60 (02/03/08)
ANNAPOLIS, Mo. -- South Iron is unbeaten no more. The state's top-ranked team in Class 2 was beaten 72-60 in its home finale on senior night by a Bell City team that overcame its early offensive struggles with stout defense and steady free-throw shooting...
Meadow Heights, Zalma advance to championship game (02/03/08)
Zalma, the No. 5 seed, upset No. 1 Leopold, 62-61, in the semifinals of the Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball tournament at Oak Ridge High School on Saturday. Justin Lemons led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Colton Bailey scored 12. Leopold entered halftime with a 33-28 lead, but Zalma (8-8) controlled the second half, especially the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 24-15...
Redhawks suffer their seventh loss in eight games (02/03/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team appeared to recapture its swagger with Tuesday's triple-overtime win over Ohio Valley Conference leader Austin Peay. But Tennessee-Martin knock-ed the Redhawks back down in a big way Saturday night...
Redhawks need OT to tame pesky Skyhawks (02/03/08)
Undermanned Tennessee-Martin, the Ohio Valley Conference's last-place women's basketball team, made things more difficult than expected for Southeast Missouri State. Much more difficult. But the Redhawks survived a valiant effort by the Skyhawks on Saturday afternoon to post their sixth straight victory, 58-51 in overtime...
Redhawks drop first dual meet of season (02/03/08)
Tom Farden watched his Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team lose its first meet this winter, but he saw three positives along the way. First, the Redhawks posted their second-best vault score (48.900) in the program's 33-year history. Second, the Redhawks had their best floor performance in three meets this season (48.800)...
Area calendar (02/03/08)
Basketball n Free-throw competition: The Knights of Columbus will host its annual free-throw championship at 1 p.m. today at the Immaculate Conception gymnasium in Jackson. The competition is for boys and girls ages 10 to 14. Registration will be from noon to 1 p.m. the day of the competition. Participants must have proof of age and written parental consent. Info: Ken Hotop, 243-1000, 579-0196...
Super bowl to do list (02/03/08)
football activities n Fold along the dotted lines at the top of this page, and you'll have a paper football to "kick" with your middle finger. You or a friend can make goal posts by putting the tips of your thumbs together and sticking your pointer fingers up...
Word scramble answers (02/03/08)
1: touchdown 2: end zone 3:coin toss 4: fumble 5: super bowl 6: overtime 7: turnover 8: quarterback 9: locker room 10: football
Collect Web tips for Florida Everglades vacation (02/03/08)
Ever seen a live alligator up close and personal, in the wild? Ridden an air boat across a sea of water and grass? You can do all that and more in South Florida at Everglades National Park -- www.nps.gov/ever/ -- with visitors centers conveniently located at Homestead and west of Miami on the Tamiami Trail. ...
National Geographic Kids magazine sponsors contest (02/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- National Geographic Kids magazine is sponsoring its third annual "Hands-On Explorer Challenge," in which 15 kids ages 9-14 and two teachers will win an 11-day expedition to Australia, courtesy of Tourism Australia. To enter, kids must write an original essay of no more than 300 words describing how they "actively explore their world" and the most interesting things they have encountered. ...
Assessing a losing situation (02/03/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. HE SAID: I don't know exactly at what point I looked in the mirror and told myself enough is enough, or exactly at what point my cute and talented wife agreed with me, but sometime late last year, I put my foot down (with Callie's permission, of course) and came to this conclusion: I needed to go back to the gym. And I needed to go on a diet...
Britney Spears' father gets temporary control of troubled pop star's welfare (02/03/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Throughout the course of Britney Spears' months-long tailspin, one question has lingered with each turn: Why doesn't her family take measures to stop this? On Friday, they did. Spears' father, James Spears, was put in charge of the troubled pop star's welfare during a surprise court appearance by him and mother Lynne Spears, a day after their daughter was whisked to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation...
Ross Bollinger (02/03/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ross Bollinger, 90, of Advance died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 5, 1917, at Bell City, Mo., son of Alvin and Mary Barks Bollinger. He and Georgia Redman were married May 17, 1941, at Benton, Mo...
Paul Penland (02/03/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Paul Penland, 91, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 8, 1916, in Cobden, Ill., son of Curtis and Ella Hewlett Penland. He and Opal F. Basinger were married Oct. 22, 1938, in Jackson. She died Jan. 9, 2007...
William Oakes (02/03/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William Jerry Oakes, 57, of Sikeston died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at home following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 23, 1950, at Luxora, Ark., son of the late William Daniel and Hazel Helen Collins Oakes. He and Theresa Jane Graham were married July 11, 1970, at Benton, Mo...
Nancy Breth (02/03/08)
Nancy Delores Breth, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at her home. She was born May 2, 1951 at Annapolis, Md., daughter of Elvie Wetzel and Virginia Estelle Harrison Perry. Breth was employed by K-Force. She was a medical transcriptionist. She attended Cape First Church...
Robert Crites (02/03/08)
Robert L. "Bob" Crites, age 87, of Jackson passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. He was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Oak Ridge and was raised by his grandmother, Mattie Davis. He and Helen Wilkinson were married Nov. 7, 1941, in Jackson. She survives...
Christopher Talley (02/03/08)
Christopher G. Talley passed away at his home in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at the age of 67. He was born in Montgomery, Ala., to Pat and Missouri Talley. He grew up with a brother, Pat, and sisters Merry, Robin and Francis. During his young years, Chris was known for his love of dogs, ability to find mischief and the creation of Stopherese, a unique language developed by Chris to describe everything from human anatomy to automotive parts. ...
Katharine Beck (02/03/08)
Katharine Lucille Beck, 67, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 23, 1940, in Fresno, Calif., daughter of Owen and Helen Webb Smith. She and Ronnie L. Beck were married Oct. 1, 1960, in Caruthersville, Mo...
Paula Dover (02/03/08)
Paula Faye Cobb Dover, 55, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Mary Hindman (02/03/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Camille Hindman, 82, of Chaffee died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1925, at Chaffee, daughter of Harvey and Jessie Marie Litzelfelner Burnett. She and Joseph Scheeter were married Aug. 19, 1944. He died Feb. 26, 1964. She and Kenneth Hindman were married Nov. 28, 1968...
Helena Holmes (02/03/08)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Helena Holmes, 91, of Murphysboro and formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Griffin, Ind., daughter of Charles and Martha Calvin Upshaw. She and Hezzie Holmes were married, and he died in 1985...
Births 2/3/08 (02/03/08)
Narsh; Bollinger; Hinson; Johnson
Births 2/3/08 (02/03/08)
Narsh; Bollinger; Hinson; Johnson; Coryell; Dickerson; Dorris; Lutes; Mullally; Bray
Hemmann - Brumfield (02/03/08)
April Danielle Hemmann and Shane Andrew Brumfield were married June 23, 2007, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Mark Martin performed the ceremony. Pianist was Judy Sharp and soloist was John Litzelfelner, both of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Beverly Hemmann of Oak Ridge. The groom is the son of Linda Brumfield of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and the late Robert Brumfield Jr...
McFerron - Harrell (02/03/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Brooke Alison McFerron and Jason Brent Harrell were married Sept. 15, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Chaffee. The Rev. Frank Husted performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Kandi Pennington of Jackson. Parents of the bride are William and Alice McFerron of Chaffee. The groom is the son of Fred and Pam Harrell of Jackson...
Ashby - Little (02/03/08)
Marla Renee Ashby and Brian Patrick Little were married Nov. 10, 2007, in Negril, Jamaica. Parents of the couple are Terry and Karen Ashby and Daniel and Georgia Little, all of Cape Girardeau. Maid of honor was Melissa Ashby of Cape Girardeau, sister of the bride...
Wishart-McIntosh (02/03/08)
Jenna Lynn Wishart and Shannon Dean McIntosh exchanged wedding vows Jan. 5, 2008, at the Eagles Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Darren McIntosh, brother of the groom, performed the ceremony. Music was by Caleb McIntosh of Cape Girardeau, brother of the groom...
Bock - Holcomb (02/03/08)
Mark and Christy Bock of Jackson and Mark and Vickie Rinehart of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassi Leann Bock of Millersville, to Joshua Douglas Holcomb of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Doug and Jeri Holcomb of Cape Girardeau...
Whalen-Lindberg (02/03/08)
Jerry and Terri Whalen of Peculiar, Mo., and Alisa Heydon of Steamboat Springs, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Ann Whalen, to Charlie Lindberg, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Chuck and Deb Lindberg of Greenville, Mo...
Wyatt-Phipps (02/03/08)
John and Karla Wyatt of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheena Rae Wyatt, to Brian Allen Phipps. He is the son of Mary Phipps of Scott City. Wyatt is a graduate of Metro Business College. Phipps is employed at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp...
Pfanstiel-Turner (02/03/08)
Kurt and Pam Pfanstiel of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Pfanstiel, to Stephen Russell Turner. He is the son of Russell and Milly Turner of Bethlehem, Tauranga, New Zealand. Pfanstiel received a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a freelance interior designer and has a studio at Edward Bernard Gallery...
Meyer - Ford (02/03/08)
Leah Dixon Meyer and Steven Wayne Ford were married June 30, 2007, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. Calvin Brown performed the ceremony. Pianist was Deborah Myers of Oak Ridge, aunt of the bride. Vocalists were Carole Sherman of Coralville, Iowa, and Lisa Crites of Jackson, aunts of the bride...
Drew - Wasson (02/03/08)
Brian and Kimberly Drew of Delta announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica A. Drew, to Farrell E. Wasson. He is the son of James E. and Debbie Wasson of Scott City. Drew is a 2006 graduate of Delta High School. She expects to receive an associate degree in applied science from Metro Business College in March. She is employed at Siebert and Schuster Attorneys at Law...
Seabaugh - 60 years (02/03/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Seabaugh and Nora Lee Spalding were married Dec. 25, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Fire report 2/3/08 (02/03/08)
n At 8:53 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Aspen Drive. n At 9:38 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Broadway. n At 11:51 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of North Main Street. n At 11:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Elk Lane...
Police report 2/3/08 (02/03/08)
DWIs; Property damage
Out of the past 2/3/08 (02/03/08)
The Cape Girardeau City Council last night approved the preliminary plan for redevelopment; in doing so, the council recognized the Cape Girardeau Redevelopment Corporation as the sole organization authorized to develop a plan to redevelop several blocks of Water, Main and Spanish streets and the Marquette Hotel site...
Orderly growth (02/03/08)
The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission has started what is likely to be a lengthy discussion of planning for subdivisions outside the city but likely to be annexed sometime in the future. The city is interested in making sure subdivisions have adequate streets, sewers and water lines...
New ways to help Missourians (02/03/08)
To the editor:In Missouri, the beginning of a new year means the beginning of a new legislative session. It is the time to focus on priorities that can make a positive difference in the lives of Missouri families and in the operation of Missouri businesses...
ONE issues we can all agree on (02/03/08)
To the editor:As a voter and a member of the poverty-fighting group ONE, I have partnered with the more than 2.4 million ONE members nationally in an effort to make the fight against extreme poverty and global disease an issue in the presidential election...
Corn ethanol least efficient of all (02/03/08)
To the editor:I am one of many who are fed up with the misinformation being spread through ignorance and by special-interest groups. Following are the facts comparing gasoline and alternate fuels. Corn ethanol: 22 percent less emissions, 1-1.3 energy ratio, 300 gallons an acre. In principle, any plant material can be used...
Planning should be joint effort (02/03/08)
To the editor:I read an article in the Jan. 26 Southeast Missourian regarding a perceived rivalry between Cape Girardeau and Sikeston over the proposed path of a highway linking Kentucky to Southeast Missouri. I feel the article was attempting to pit the leaders of Cape Girardeau against those of Sikeston and other Bootheel communities. In my opinion, this is not the best approach for the citizens of Southeast Missouri...
Speak Out 2/3/08 (02/03/08)
The flip side; Make a choice; Broken system; Not fooling everyone
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