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Jackson bus riders in Pocahontas

McClure Grade School

Combined fire/police station rejected by voters

Interstate 55 construction

New "Gone Girl" TV spot airs

Cape Girardeau selected for unique historic preservation project

Cape Girardeau aerial in detail

Hartung's Key & Repair Shop

Cape, "Gone Girl" featured in Missouri Business magazine

Find your Union vet's name on this list

Energy Coal Co.

Kingshighway flooded 1958

Hot weather for a change

Arrested journalist spoke here

Truck Center near viaduct

The happy couple?

Legion posts honor fallen heroes

Tour the railroad depots of Southern Illinois

Central High's "L'il Abner" cast 1972

Tywappity fire tower

Community bloggers
A Loan from God

UK's David Cameron Schools President Obama on Leadership

Wearing Fruit Salad

Your Choice

"Democrat Dorothy" Awakens from Six-Year Coma!

What's the hardest thing you have to do in the morning


State Leaders Rally to Save Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center

Of Icebergs and Health Alarms. A Spiritual perspective to human vulnerability

New Pencils and Notebooks--NowTears: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety

Dogs in Hot (?) Cars: BUSTED

Resume Advice for New Graduates

Being Human

You can't afford the luxury of being bored

What is an Earn-out?

Forever Dogs...Really?

Obama's Ominous "Twilight Zone Presidency"

Another Step Forward

You can't quit just because you feel you're not appreciated!

A Day of Appreciation

Imperfect bodies do not have to limit our lives or contributions

The Way Words Are Used

Show off your harvest at the SEMO District Fair


The Wasted Vote

Keep on plugging along


WHERE AMENDMENT #1 STARTED - Letter from Former State Rep Tom Loehner

Primary Elections Next Week

You can't always stay on top of the mountain

COLUMN: Lopsided Southeast football victory important to build on

Former Saluki hired to fill out Southeast men's basketball staff

COLUMN: The difficulty in defining success in Matukewicz's first season

Volleyball, swimming, football schedules (more to come)

Changes announced for OVC women's basketball scheduling format and tournament

Fall camp: Southeast football finishes practice with dunk tank (Video)

SEMO volleyball picked seventh in OVC poll, Masterson selected to preseason team

Camp Report: End of practice surprise for Southeast football

Southeast announces football season tickets sweepstakes

Southeast football releases fall camp media availability

SEMO football picked eighth in OVC poll, McRoberts selected to preseason All-OVC team

SEMO football picked eighth in OVC preseason media poll

Legion baseball tournament schedules

Reception to be held for new Southeast softball coach

Nutt hires assistant coach

Tyler Stone to play in NBA Summer League

Southeast's Jackson selected to CFPA Running Back Award watch list

COLUMN: Thank you for making the Semoball Awards possible

Complete list of Semoball Awards winners

2014 MHSBCA All-State Baseball Teams

Maximum flavor, minimal effort

Clever cheating helps put good food on the table while spending less time in the kitchen "Life is too short to stuff a mushroom." So said British feminist icon Shirley Conran. She might have added that it may also be too short to stir risotto, can tomatoes or make your own puff pastry...

Love the recipes of Nashville's Loveless Cafe
The Labor Day holiday is here and people will be cooking and trying new recipes over the long weekend. I would also imagine fresh vegetables from the garden and farmers market will be on many tables. I turned to the excellent chefs at the Loveless Café for help. I have a few of their cookbooks, and I love their website and their products...
Fish bait in your sweet corn
The two insects shown feeding on the tender grains of a sweet corn ear are called "corn earworms." They actually are not worms, but are moth larvae. Interestingly enough, the adult moth is called a corn earworm moth. Corn earworms -- larvae stage -- are predominately yellow, green or brown with tan lines running the length of the smooth body. As adult moths, about 1 1/2 inches long, they are light tan in color with varying dark spots or stripes on the wings...
The word is out: Downtown golf is coming back with a big bang
Tiger Woods, apparently, will not be in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 28. Sept. 28 is the date of the First-Ever Ninth Annual World-Famous Louis J. Lorimier Downtown Golf Tournament and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet. Does that seem possible? I mean the fact that this will be the ninth downtown golf tournament. ...
Racial strife in Ferguson
I spent far too much of my weekend catching up on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. It literally took an earthquake to shake the national media away from Ferguson for just a brief moment. And just as quickly, the media swarmed again on the St. Louis suburb for Monday's funeral...
Events: Editor's picks
September 2014

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Weird news
Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it....
Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase....
Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof....
Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375....
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record
CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record....
Community service eyed for Brooklyn Bridge stunt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge is suggesting a Russian tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge be sentenced to community service - like cleaning a bridge....
3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park....
Image of Asia: The blur of the crowd in Tokyo
In this photo by Koji Sasahara, people walk across the scramble crossing outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Friday afternoon. The Shibuya district is popular with young people and tourists and is known for entertainment and nightlife as well as high-tech ventures....
Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment
VIENNA (AP) -- The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door....
Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth
SYDNEY (AP) -- Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all....