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Stories from Saturday, April 10, 2010

Women hold topless march in Maine (04/10/10)
PORTLAND, Maine -- About two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they shed their shirts and marched downtown in Maine's largest city to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness. Organizer Ty MacDowell said the point of the April 3 march in Portland was that a topless woman out in public shouldn't attract any more attention than a man who walks around without a shirt. ...
San Francisco's Meat-Free Mondays get shrug from residents (04/10/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Besides approving rules against using plastic grocery bags, mixing recycling with compost and smoking in sidewalk cafes, San Francisco supervisors have passed a resolution asking residents to observe meatless Mondays. San Francisco supervisors passed the resolution Tuesday for no-meat Mondays in their latest legislative endorsement of healthy, eco-conscious living...
Alaska bar takes in small counterfeit bills (04/10/10)
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Police in Alaska say lawbreakers must be really getting desperate because someone left 13 fake $1 bills in a bar's tip jar -- an unusually small denomination for the crime. Viking Lounge owner Jack Tripp said that in the 19 years he has owned the establishment, it has received counterfeit money only twice. ...
Errant text to police leads to drug arrests (04/10/10)
PINE PLAINS, N.Y. -- An errant text message is costing three New York drug-dealing suspects dearly. Police said the suspects made a mistake when trying to text a potential buyer and instead reached a task force agent in Dutchess County, about 50 miles north of New York City. ...
Art smarts: Music teacher Robert Gifford receives state award for arts education (04/10/10)
On Feb. 10, Dr. Robert Gifford received the 2010 Missouri Arts Award for Arts Education, the highest honor for contributions to the Missouri arts culture. The award was presented by Missouri Arts Council chair Nola Ruth in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo. ...
Healing touch: Massage used to help recover from joint replacement (04/10/10)
Many of the joint replacement patients at Saint Francis Medical Center that Don Miles works with have never had any experience with massage. Miles, a massage therapist at Fitness Plus and microbiologist at the hospital, donates his time every Thursday by giving free massages to patients who have recently undergone replacement surgery...
Strike a healthy pose: Yoga offers benefits for all ages (04/10/10)
Sherry and Greg Boyd have different reasons for attending a restorative yoga class, but the end result is the same: They feel better. The Cape Girardeau couple, both 65, have been going to Yoga on Broadway for several years. Sherry is a local massage therapist and Greg is an engineering professor at Southeast Missouri State University...
1-2-3, march! Local seniors are walking for heart health (04/10/10)
Cape Girardeau's seniors are excited about exercise. Nearly 70 people -- mostly seniors -- attended the kickoff meeting for the "March into Heart Health" walking program on March 11 at HealthPoint Plaza. Some were veteran walkers, while others were looking for motivation to get started. Most of them were already wearing their walking shoes...
Around the bend: Cape to Memphis, Part III (04/10/10)
We pushed away from the bank at 0710 this morning. We need to get an earlier start from now on. I am the slow starter, not Danny. He is fast at everything he does, including breaking camp. Clouds moved in right after we got underway this morning but soon cleared and stayed clear all day...
To your health: Heart disease not just a man's problem (04/10/10)
In this country, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Unfortunately, many women in this country think heart disease is a man's disease. Numerous studies have found that women are more concerned about breast cancer than heart disease. ...
Ronald Staten (04/10/10)
Ronald Orlando Staten, 71, of Jackson passed away Friday, April 9, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Jackson, son of Orlando D. and Irene Nance Staten. He and Elma R. Whitfield were married Oct. 25, 1958, in Cape Girardeau...
John Mulkey (04/10/10)
T. John Mulkey, 70, of Flower Mound, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 26, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to Tinsley John and Verna Mae Cole Mulkey. T. John married his wife, Marlys, July 26, 1985, in Las Vegas...
Out of the past 4/10/10 (04/10/10)
Dorothy Phillips, who is serving her third term on the Jackson R-2 School District's Board of Education, has been elected president of the board; Bonnie Knowlan was selected vice president by acclamation. Dr. Keith Deimund was elected president of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education during a reorganization session following last night's regular meeting; Deimund succeeds Dr. Thomas Harte; Catherine Otto was elected vice president...
Preserve Missouri to Host Community Fair (04/10/10)
Come join us April 24th for a community fair at Washington Park in Cape Girardeau!! You will get to tour the oldest home in Cape Girardeau, the Sherwood-Minton House..if you've always wanted to see inside and look for the tunnels that used to transport the bodies to Old Lorimer Cemetary ( or so they say)now is your chance! We have found some interesting things in the basement, and you are welcome to work on your own search, just bring a flashlight if you want to really do some searching...
First Turkey!!! (04/10/10)
Peyton Luebbers, 7, shot his first turkey opening day of youth season.
Spring Is Here! (04/10/10)
Sometimes one cannot express the beauty of nature.
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Adorable Adoptable (04/10/10)
Lance is a short-haired tabby cat who was born in May of 2007 so he is still a relatively young guy. He is very handsome and a real sweetheart! Lance would like to find a home where he will be petted and given lots of attention. He has been neutered and is up-to-date on his shots so he is ready for adoption! Lance is available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at www.safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
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