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Stories from Sunday, April 20, 2008

County notarizes easement years after it was signed (04/20/08)
Getting County Road 436 paved is Cape Girardeau County's No. 1 priority. "It's been on the plate for years," said Larry Bock, the county commissioner who oversees road and bridge issues. For more than a decade, the county has promised to cover the gravel road with some form of asphalt. Two stretches of the road have been paved. But the last 2.2 miles could land the county in court and hurt the credibility of the county's fledgling road and bridge board...
Congressional candidate Allen meets constituents, speaks at fundraiser forum (04/20/08)
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Allen knows he faces an uphill battle. "I'm running against an entrenched Republican incumbent in a red district," he said Saturday at a fundraiser forum. He has also only raised about $13,000, compared to opponent Jo Ann Emerson, who has raised almost $700,000. Emerson, of Cape Girardeau, has served in the 8th District since 1996...
Homecomers seeks former queens for 100th anniversary (04/20/08)
It's a daunting task, but Homecomers organizers are trying to invite every living Homecomers queen to this year's festival. Homecomers will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. The festival runs from July 22 to 26. The queen competition has been around since 1935, although no contests were held for several years during the late 1930s and most of the 1940s. ...
Registration cards are public records (04/20/08)
Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark said she provided the copy the 1972 voter registration card used to certify Lawrence McBryde's 2001 easement signature. Voter registrations are public record, she said, and she was complying with the state's Sunshine Law, which requires that copies of public documents must be provided within three days of a request...
Saturday in the park (04/20/08)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Southeast Missouri State student Ann Knopf weeded beds in the Capaha Park Rose Gardens Saturday morning, April 19, 2008, during the 23rd annual Parks Day. Volunteers from many organizations spruced up Cape Girardeau parks on Saturday...
New Hamburg golf event raises $13,000 (04/20/08)
NEW HAMURG, Mo. -- Baloney burgers, outlandish clubs, a beer or two and commitment to worthy causes were some of the reasons that more than 160 golfers and countless more spectators showed up Saturday at Schindler's Tavern for the Kow Pasture Klassic...
Secretary of state's office begins auction rate securities investigation (04/20/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Add a new obscure entry to the bestiary of investments that have turned around to bite investors in recent months. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office has begun an investigation into whether consumers were tricked into pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into investments called auction rate securities...
Grants help Guard families fill in the gaps (04/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- For Army National Guard Maj. Matt Bacon's two young sons, this tour of duty in Iraq has been a lot tougher than the last. "They are much more aware of what is going on in the world," Bacon wrote in an e-mail. "You just hope you have plenty of time to catch up when you get back home."...
Three killed in St. Louis neighborhood (04/20/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Police are investigating a triple shooting in a St. Louis neighborhood troubled with crime. Police say three men were found shot to death around 2:45 a.m. Saturday inside a car on the north side of the city. The victims were identified as 46-year-old Linnie Jackson Jr., 33-year-old Al Walters and 31-year-old Keith Burks...
Judge blocks attempt to move graves for airport development (04/20/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Platte County judge has ruled that the graves of homestead pioneers scattered across Kansas City International Airport property will stay where they are. The decision stops a city-backed plan to relocate the numerous 1800s-era cemeteries to make way for economic development...
Rock Port, Mo., declares itself 100 percent wind-powered (04/20/08)
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Officials in this northwest Missouri town christened a four-turbine wind farm last week, making Rock Port the first U.S. city to get all of its electricity from wind power. The $90 million Loess Hills Wind Farm, built by St. Louis-based Wind Capital Group and the John Deere Corp. on bluffs west of Rock Port, generates five megawatts each day, more than enough for this town of 1,300...
Obama, Clinton start final push in bids for nomination; Pa. primary Tuesday (04/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- Finally for the Democrats, the homestretch. The last 10 contests of the presidential race could make Barack Obama the party's nominee or breathe new life into Hillary Rodham Clinton's candidacy. It starts Tuesday. Leading in the popular vote, the number of states won and pledged delegates, Obama had hoped to wrap up the nomination earlier in the spring to begin the general election campaign against Republican Sen. ...
Mothers to be separated from children taken at Texas ranch (04/20/08)
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Adult mothers who have been allowed to stay with their young children since they were taken from a polygamous sect will be separated from them after DNA sampling is completed next week, a child welfare official said Saturday. State District Judge Barbara Walther late Friday ordered that parents and children of the Yearning For Zion Ranch submit DNA samples to help sort out family relationships that have confounded authorities since 416 children were taken into state custody two weeks ago.. ...
Lucky dog! Adrift pooch is plucked from Pacific isle (04/20/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Snickers the Sea Dog is barely more than a pup, but he's already an old salt. The 8-month-old pooch spent three months adrift in the Pacific with his owners and a parrot until their 48-foot sailboat ran aground in December on tiny Fanning Island, 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Snickers and Gulliver had to be left behind as their owners hitched a ride on a cargo vessel...
Ford, Harley-Davidson mark 105 years (04/20/08)
If you think riding a raucous, powerful Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a bold experience, try getting behind the wheel of the new-for-2008 Ford F250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson pickup truck. This three-ton, four-door truck rides on 20-inch, Harley-inspired wheels; drivers tower over other vehicles and can wind up, like I did, eye to eye with the driver of a cement truck...
17-year-old arrested in drug sting set up by rival school principal (04/20/08)
CONCORD, N.H. -- A high school senior who was charged in a drug sting set up by a rival school's principal is suing district officials over his lengthy suspension. Concord High School student John Huckins, 17, was arrested last month on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He has not entered a plea, but school officials suspended him for the rest of the school year...
North Korea, trade top Bush's talks with South Korean leader (04/20/08)
CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Saturday they still expect North Korea to fully declare its nuclear weapons programs and proliferation activities in a way that can be verified. After two days of meetings at the Camp David presidential retreat, Bush and Lee urged patience, saying critics need to see what North Korea says in it long-promised declaration before deciding whether the U.S. and its partners are being too lenient...
Man in drag rammed car into Mich. lingerie store (04/20/08)
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Police say a man dressed as a woman repeatedly crashed his car into a suburban Detroit lingerie store that refused to hire him. Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe says Jeremy McIntosh, 27, was arrested April 12 outside Intimate Ideas. Damage to the store was estimated at $3,000...
Congressional climate is tough for farm bill (04/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- It's not a good year for a farm bill. Crop prices are sky-high. President Bush, who thinks the nation's farm program is bloated, is leaving office and doesn't need to court voters in rural America. There is less budget money to work with. The leadership in Congress doesn't exactly hail from farm country, and lawmakers who do also must grapple with bigger election-year problems -- such as mounting job losses and a deepening foreclosure crisis...
Oklahomans pause to remember victims of bombing (04/20/08)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahomans and victims' relatives paused Saturday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial for a simple, poignant ceremony to remember the 168 people killed 13 years ago in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The attack on April 19, 1995, is the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history...
N.M. couple offer home as prize in $100 essay contest (04/20/08)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A couple have decided to give away their home to the winner of an essay contest. The catch: It costs $100 to enter, and the home will go only if at least 2,500 people sign up. The state Gaming Control Board is examining whether Tiffany and Todd Lovell's contest qualifies as a raffle, which would make it illegal under state law, or a game of skill, which is allowed, said Greg Saunders, the board's deputy director...
Language can be barrier at some hospitals (04/20/08)
NEW YORK -- Two years ago, Aida Torres rushed her feverish daughter to the emergency room. Doctors at the Brooklyn hospital tried telling Torres that her mentally retarded daughter, Madayeli, needed surgery for an ovarian cyst, but the scared mother didn't understand them because she doesn't speak English...
Pope Benedict encourages young people (04/20/08)
NEW YORK -- Pope Benedict XVI focused on the future of his American church Saturday as he marked the third anniversary of his election as pontiff, rallying young people, priests and seminarians and assuring them of his support as they dealt with the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandal...
Zimbabwean officials begin recount of votes (04/20/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Saturday it feared its parliamentary election victory was being stolen, while former U.N. chief Kofi Annan urged African leaders to step in and resolve the country's election crisis. Zimbabweans are still awaiting results of the presidential election held three weeks ago alongside parliamentary voting. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai claims he won outright and the delay in reporting results is part of a fraud plot...
Food aid arrives in Haiti, but many are left out (04/20/08)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Hundreds of Haitians stood in long lines Saturday, just as others had walked for hours throughout the week to receive the U.N. and regional food aid pouring into the country after a spate of deadly riots. But amid the tenuous calm, aid groups say they are just buying time -- and long-term solutions seem remote in the desperately poor nation...
Cleric warns of new uprising in Iraq (04/20/08)
BAGHDAD -- Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gave a "final warning" to the government Saturday to halt a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown against his followers or he would declare "open war until liberation." A full-blown uprising by al-Sadr, who led two rebellions against U.S.-led forces in 2004, could lead to a dramatic increase in violence in Iraq at a time when the Sunni extremist group al-Qaida in Iraq appears poised for new attacks after suffering severe blows last year...
Hamas: Carter holds second meeting with leader in Syria (04/20/08)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Defying U.S. and Israeli warnings, former president Jimmy Carter met again Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy. The two Palestinians are considered terrorists by the U.S. government, and Israel accuses them of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians. Both governments have sharply criticized Carter's overtures to the militant group...
Protests against French retailer spread in China (04/20/08)
BEIJING -- Demonstrations against French supermarket chain Carrefour erupted in cities across China on Saturday, fueled by anger over the disruption of the Olympic torch relay when it went through Paris nearly two weeks ago. Other protesters gathered outside the French Embassy and the Beijing French School...
Russian capsule carrying American, first South Korean astronaut lands off target (04/20/08)
MOSCOW -- A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in their descent from the international space station. It was the second time in a row, and the third since 2003, that the Soyuz landing went awry...
Nuclear-capable long-range missile successfully test fired by Pakistan (04/20/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan successfully test fired a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead on Saturday, the military said. The Shaheen-2 missile was launched from an undisclosed location and has a range of 1,245 miles. The military said the missile has the capability to carry conventional and non-conventional warheads...
Al-Qaida tape calls for new offensive (04/20/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops. There was no independent confirmation that the voice belonged to Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, but it sounded exactly like the one heard on previous audiotapes...
Essner proves she's healthy (04/20/08)
Scott City sophomore Stephanie Essner isn't all the way back to the form that took her to the state meet in three events last year. But her performance Saturday in the Central Relays showed she is getting close to top speed. Essner won the girls track MVP honor, capturing the 100-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles. She also finished second in the 100 hurdles and closed the day with a 1-minute anchor leg for the Rams' fourth-place 1,600-meter relay team...
Oran rides strong pitching to sweep (04/20/08)
The Oran baseball team improved to 10-1 this season with a pair of wins Saturday. In the first game, the Eagles stomped Doniphan 10-0 in five innings. Home runs by Tyler Beardslee, Caleb Seyer and Jayden Pobst fueled Oran's offense. Alex Chasteen threw five scoreless innings, striking out seven batters for the win...
New pole launches Jackson vaulter into first place at Central Relays (04/20/08)
Speed, strength and technique are three important factors in the pole vault. And it doesn't hurt to have good equipment. Jackson sophomore Jordan Whitener credited the school's new poles for making the difference as she vaulted over the bar at 8 feet and past rookie rivals Jill Schnurbusch and Allie Job from Notre Dame...
Redhawks rally in extra innings to split twin bill (04/20/08)
Maybe it wasn't absolutely necessary that Southeast Missouri State salvage a split of Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference baseball doubleheader. But the Redhawks felt a lot better about themselves after breaking a season-high six-game losing streak by capturing a thrilling nightcap against Samford...
Southeast rebounds to win second game (04/20/08)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team bounced back from being one-hit to salvage a split of Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. Visiting Morehead State won the opener 6-0 as Southeast was limited to a fourth-inning double by Jennifer Vasquez...
Area calendar (04/20/08)
Baseball n American Legion tryout: The Jackson American Legion tryouts will be held today at American Legion Field in Jackson. The tryouts are open to boys between the ages 14 and 19. The eighth- and ninth-grade tryout will be at 1 p.m., the sophomores will try out at 2:30 p.m., the junior, senior and college tryout will be at 3:30 p.m. The rain makeup date is April 27. Info: Gerald Adams, 243-4199, or Mark Lewis, 979-0286...
Gardening tips and tricks (04/20/08)
n To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you'll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt won't collect beneath them. Then, after you've finished in the garden, use a nailbrush to remove the soap, and your nails will be sparkling clean...
Plan your next trip around barbecue festivals (04/20/08)
Summer is coming, and that means cookout season. But some cookouts are bigger than others, big enough to be worthy of consideration as travel destinations in the next couple of months. You'll have a good time, get a chance to sample some outrageously good barbecue and hear fantastic music, and maybe pick up some tips for your own backyard banquet...
Pooping problems and sleepless nights (04/20/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID: I didn't recognize the shell-shocked person staring back at me in the mirror. The wan features. Dark circles under the eyes. I'd managed the occasional quick shower, but my hair hadn't seen a true brushing in days, let alone a blow dryer or styling products...
Go green - it's easier than you think (04/20/08)
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 -- the same year the Environmental Protection Agency was formed by President Richard Nixon. Since then, the use of lead-based paint in residences, cribs and toys has been restricted, the cancer-causing pesticide DDT -- widely blamed for depleting the bald eagle population -- has been banned, Congress has passed Clean Water and Clean Air acts and dozens of other restrictions and regulations were enacted in efforts to reduce pollution and help the planet...
entertainment calendar (04/20/08)
Today "Biloxi Blues:" Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus, 2 p.m. Saxy Jazz: River Ridge Winery, Commerce, 2 to 6 p.m. Dan Wiethop: Tower Rock Winery, Altenburg, Mo., 2 to 6 p.m. Whiskey Creek: River City Yacht Club, Port Cape, 8 to 11 p.m. Blues Gone Awry: Broussard's, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m...
Eugene Nitsch (04/20/08)
Eugene Nitsch Eugene H. Nitsch, 87, of Jackson, formerly of Millersville, died Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 22, 1920, in Lincoln County, Kan., son of Adolph and Anna Marie Jensen Nitsch. He and Winifred Lonberger were married Feb. 8, 1941. She died April 13, 1994...
Mettie Penzel (04/20/08)
Mettie Penzel Mettie Penzel, 100, of Jackson died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Maggie Fisher (04/20/08)
Maggie Fisher OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Maggie Fisher, 72, of Olive Branch died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Clyde Cook (04/20/08)
Clyde Cook MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Clyde Cook, 76, of Marble Hill died Friday, April 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 3, 1931, son of Charley William and Radie James Cook. He and Geraldine A. Kirkpatrick were married Feb. 20, 1948, in Patton, Mo...
Juanita Henley (04/20/08)
Juanita Henley M. Juanita Henley, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Point Pleasant, Mo., daughter of Amos and Gladys House French. She and Jerry Henley were married Feb. 25, 1984, in Cape Girardeau...
Robert Stovall (04/20/08)
Robert Stovall Robert Lee Stovall, 92, of Whitewater died Friday, April 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Whitewater, son of Joseph Cannon and Elmina Isaac Stovall. He and Gladys Morris were married May 2, 1936, in Bowling Green, Mo. She survives...
Births (04/20/08)
Henson Daughter to Serena Faith Henson of Delta, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008. Name, Jordin Makenzie. Weight, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. First child. Ms. Henson is the daughter of William and Teresa Henson of Delta. Perr...
Lemons - Beverly (04/20/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lisa Marie Lemons and Christopher William Beverly were married April 12, 2008, at the home of the bride's parents. Bruce Hose performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Barbara Wilkerson of Seale, Ala., and the late Roger E. Lemons of Benton, Mo. The groom is the son of Fred and Cathy Hollon of Union Springs, Ala., and Edward and Ann Beverly of Eight Mile, Ala...
Kirn - Ray (04/20/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Veronica Kirn and Martin "Marty" Ray were married May 5, 2007, at Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, Ga. Monsignor Henry Gracz performed the ceremony. Reader was Stephanie Clark, soloist was Laura Benjamin, and presentation of gifts was by Caroline and Joey Taylor, all of Atlanta...
Browning - Moore (04/20/08)
Dennis Browning and Jaynee Browning of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Denise Browning, to Jason Wayne Moore. He is the son of Steve and Dyanne Moore of Pearcy, Ark. Browning is pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Hi-Five Zone after school program...
Georger - McNutt (04/20/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Gary and Helen Georger of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah JoAnn Georger of St. Louis, to Thomas Anthony McNutt of Herculaneum, Mo. He is the son of Tom and Mary McNutt of Barnhart, Mo. Georger is a 2001 graduate of Advance High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in communications from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is a sales consultant with AT&T Mobility in St. Louis...
Brennecke - Von Rump (04/20/08)
Jerry and Cecilia Duley of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shauna Darlene Brennecke, to Timothy James Von Rump. He is the son of Leland and Ruth Miller of Hazelwood, Mo. Brennecke is a 1986 graduate of Central High School, and a 1988 graduate of cosmetology school. She is employed at Jackson Manor Salon...
Alo - Siebert (04/20/08)
David and Joann Alo of Manhattan, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Jean Alo, to Travis John Siebert. He is the son of Rich and Denise Siebert of Cape Girardeau. Alo is a 2003 graduate of Peotone High School in Peotone, Ill., and a 2007 graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. She is a second grade teacher at Crete Elementary School...
Burger - Herkert (04/20/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dwaine and Pamela Lape of Dexter announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Rae Lape Burger, to Darren Lee Herkert. He is the son of Harriett Herkert of Pontiac, Ill., and the late Lester Herkert. Burger is formerly of Cape Girardeau and Jackson...
Heisner - Holzum (04/20/08)
Eugene and Connie Heisner of Pinckneyville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra Deneise Heisner, to Brian Louis Holzum, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Melvin and Dianne Holzum of Leopold, Mo. Heisner is a 2001 graduate of DuQuoin High School in DuQuoin, Ill. She received a bachelor of science degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007...
Durr - Glenn (04/20/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Glenn of Scott City and Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Durr of Belle Chasse, La., announce the engagement of their children, Bradley Marshall Glenn and Dianna Durr, both of Belle Chasse. Durr is a respiratory therapist. Glenn is employed with AEP...
Brockmire - Parkinson (04/20/08)
Angela Brockmire of Jackson announces the engagement of her daughter, Brittany Ann Brockmire, to Gregory Douglass Parkinson. He is the son of Douglass and Rebecca Parkinson of Cape Girardeau. Brockmire is also the daughter of the late Joseph Brockmire...
Devaney - Ketchel (04/20/08)
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Thomas Devaney of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Francis Devaney, to Jason John Ketchel. He is the son of Shari Ketchel of St. Peters, Mo., and the late James E. Ketchel. Devaney is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Wills - Moran (04/20/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Curtis and LaDonna Wills and Rodney Moran and Carol Moran, all of Perryville, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Beth Wills and Brian Thomas Moran. Wills is a 2005 graduate of Perryville High School. She expects to receive a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2009...
Moore - 40 years (04/20/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Nollie Moore of Pocahontas celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary April 5, 2008, with a party hosted by their children. The couple was married April 13, 1968. They have six children, Nollie (Julia) Moore of Columbia, Mo., Randy Moore (Michaela Smith) of Altenburg, Mo., Bobbie (Eric) Cathcart of Jackson, Fred (Brittany) Moore and Jeanna Moore (Don Ruch) of Oak Ridge, and Sarah (Matt) Preusser of Friedheim...
Shrum - 60 years (04/20/08)
Cecil and LaNora Shrum of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner March 29, 2008, at Bella Italia. Hosts were their children. The couple was married March 28, 1948, at the Church of Christ in Steele, Mo. They have four children, Phyllis (Kenny) LaMar, Pam East, Jim (Ruth) Shrum, all of Cape Girardeau, and Lisa Shrum of St. Louis...
Honor roll (04/20/08)
Advance Junior & Senior High School 12th grade — Kalie Allison, Ashley Bailey, Ashley Bien, Heather Brown, Emily Johns, Hannah Kennison, Nicole Lee, Becky Newland, Katie Patterson, Sarah Reynolds. 11th grade — Kadra Hindman, Blake Lingle, Ashley Oberle, Garrett Robison...
Police (04/20/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Andrew Archie, 40, 1017 William St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for contempt of court for disobeying a lawful court order...
Fire (04/20/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:30 a.m., a citizen assist in the 700 block of Perry Avenue. n At 10:22 a.m., an alarm sounding in the 1700 block of Lacey Street. n At 12:07 p.m., an alarm sounding in the unit block of Mount Auburn Road...
Out of the past (04/20/08)
25 years ago: April 20, 1983 As the result of a unanimous vote during a recent general membership meeting, Cape Alternative services has decided to close its store, which has been at 104 S. Sprigg St., for the past six years; the store sold natural foods at reasonable prices...
TV has power to destroy civility, society (04/20/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: Whether it be on dramatic shows or the evening news, the TV seems to showcase death more than ever before. What do you think it will do to us to continue watching extreme violence night after night? Dear Reader: Walter Lippmann once wrote that a saturation of this kind of sensationalism can actually destroy a people and a culture. ...
Paying for treatment (04/20/08)
A committee in the Missouri Legislature has raised some good questions about treatment programs for convicted sex offender and why so many aren't receiving the required treatment. State law requires convicted offenders in certain sexual offenses like rape, forcible sodomy and child molestation to receive the treatment. Statistics show that inmates who complete the treatment program are less likely to be repeat offenders...
Goal is to encourage breast feeding (04/20/08)
To the editor: At a recent medical conference in Cape Girardeau, over 100 participants learned about the evidence-based benefits of breast milk and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a nationwide effort to promote breast feeding. On its Web site, babyfriendlyusa.org, I was surprised to learn that none of the area hospitals had achieved the designation of being a baby-friendly hospital, which is not to say these hospitals are unfriendly to babies. ...
A clear plan for living in peace (04/20/08)
To the editor: Here is how a nation can live in peace: 1. Proverbs 16:7: When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 2. Why don't we give this a try? Every other thing we have tried has failed. WATIS R. HARRELL, Chaffee, Mo....
Live in our shoes for a month (04/20/08)
To the editor: I would like to issue a challenge to President Bush, Congress and other federal government officials. I would appreciate it if they would take one month and live on the budget of an average American. I would like them to have to budget and pay an average house payment, spend money at the grocery store and fill up and average-size vehicle with extremely high-price gas every week to drive back and forth to work that only pays an average salary. ...
Church festival to feature concert (04/20/08)
To the editor: Teen Challenge is indeed an amazing organization. We have had the Teen Challenge choir sing and give testimony at our church several times. We too have been moved and blessed by the testimonies of these men. Just a few months ago our church, Wesley United Methodist Church in Fruitland, started working on an idea for a summer music festival featuring a variety of independent Christian artists. ...
Marge Johnson: A quiet hero (04/20/08)
To the editor: An obituary last Monday bore news of the passing of Marge Johnson. It stated the usual facts of birth, marriage and family and then noted that she "worked in cleaning business." What was not mentioned was that she and her late husband, the Rev. Roy Johnson, were visionaries who saw a need and sacrificed to meet that need...
Time to license Missouri midwives (04/20/08)
To the editor: It is high time that certified professional midwives be licensed in Missouri. For the past 50 years, these highly skilled practitioners have been deemed felons. During the last 20 years, a small but mighty group has been at the Capitol daily, fighting for change...
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