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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

Cities Service at Blomeyer

New posters retain creepy vibe

Frony's first business column

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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

THE FUDGE REPORT: Obama to Resign!--Signs with ESPN!

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

Ozzie Smith: An understandable decision and an unfortunate result

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...
Piracy in the Indian Ocean: Perils on the high seas
In the Disney version of piracy, buccaneers such as Jack Sparrow -- Captain Jack Sparrow -- claim to be ruffians and rebels, but in practice it is mostly their hearts that are made of gold, not their treasure. While they do sail, and occasionally fight British ships, or raid coastal towns, their crimes are minimal, and in the end they show courage and goodness that would have been shocking to the actual pirates of the Caribbean...
Dining with Dad: Good eater of mom's good cooking
My dad very recently passed away, and, as I sat down to write this column, all I could think about was my dad. He was a very good eater -- because mom was a very good cook -- and there are so few things he did not care much for. He would usually pass on the Brussels sprouts and asparagus, and anything real spicy, but in general, he would eat anything that didn't eat him first...
Buggy whips. Then rotary-dial phones. And now Ivory soap?
Headquarters Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Mr.-Ms.-Miss Decision Maker: Please forgive my being so forward, but I must tell you that you may be on the verge of making a grievous error, and I feel it is my duty to let you know what I and millions of your customers think about the possibility that you will drop Ivory soap from the many brands you currently produce worldwide...
I took a detour home from the airport this morning to grab some breakfast in Ferguson. I wanted to see the area firsthand before really commenting on it. Granted, I was there during the breakfast hour, but what I found in Ferguson is not what you're reading about in the news in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com or seeing on Fox2Now, KMOV, KSDK NewsChannel 5, CNN, Fox News or msnbc. Here's what I saw firsthand this morning (Aug. 19):...
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Weird news
Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so....
Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon
VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges....
State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation....
Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather....
Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town
DENVER (AP) -- Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign....
Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear
PHOENIX (AP) -- An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help....
Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) -- The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn't get away with money, jewelry or other valuables. Police say the thief took a pair of bear heads....
Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program....
Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster....
Moose shows up at German office canteen
BERLIN (AP) -- Maybe he got hungry?...