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Dino's Inn

Biz brief: Cape Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Wednesday

West Cape Girardeau aerial in detail

Biz brief: BG's Olde Tyme Deli expands to Jackson

We all scream for ice cream

I'm not holding my breath

'Mad Hungarian' in Cape

Biz brief: New medical supplier in Cape

A tale of two courthouse squares

Trains and Things, Lindy Line Restaurant

Burger Chef flooded out

Longtime employees retire from newspaper

Light snow possible, then warmer weather on the way

Billy Sisco and Jon Kent Fisher, magicians

A short history of Jackson's traffic problems

Extreme heat buckles Broadway

Biederman Furniture on William St.

Mules for E.P. Coleman

Lights out at Smitty's Tavern

Cruel weather ahead, but the end is already in sight

Community bloggers
Beat cabin fever at Eagle Days

Welcome to the Circle: Bel Air Bar and Grill

State of the State and State of the Judiciary Addresses

"Obama Reality TV"--Starring a Disconnected President.


Keep what's in your mind calm

Capitol Report II - page 1

Capitol Report II - page 2

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Member Spotlight: Missouri Running Company


When the Family Pet Dies: Tips for Parents

Turtle power: winter survival skills


Looking Ahead at 2015

Want to be healthy? Think like an Olympic Ice Hockey player


New Year's resolutions bring hope and incentive

The 98th General Assembly's First Regular Session Commences

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Member Spotlight: Hudson Chiropractic

Natural New Year's Resolutions

Authentic Voices-You hear me, but are you listening?

Happy Holidays!

Christmas trees can be one last gift to nature

Don't hold unrealistic expectations for Christmas

"Dead Cops...Now!"--Anarchy Comes to America

My Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Naughty Progressives

Forty Years Strong

Final Weeks of the 97th General Assembly

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Spotlight: Service Master

Swan Initiated as Distinguished Member of Sigma Alpha Iota

COLUMN: Jarekious Bradley's avoidable absence costs Southeast men

Semoball Awards Selection Show live on Feb. 7!

OVC softball poll released, Southeast throwers earn weekly honors

Updated: Southeast football cornerbacks coaching spot filled

COLUMN: Re-energized Southeast women reply to new low with first conference win

2015 Black River League Tournament

COLUMN: Nutt delivers stronger messages after Southeast men's latest loss

Southeast football assistant leaves to accept position at alma mater

Southeast gymnastics to host meet and greet prior to home opener

COLUMN: Execution and attitude uneven in Southeast women's basketball team's 0-2 conference start

COLUMN: It's time for the Southeast men to win

2014 PB Showdown -- Day 3

2014 Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Update (Bernie Wins)

2014 PB Showdown -- Day 2

2014 PB Showdown - Day 1

2014 Poplar Bluff Showdown

2014 Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic Update (Neelyville Wins)

SEMO baseball's Lennington named preseason All-American, Gibson earns award from Mo. Sports Hall of Fame

Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament bracket contest is open!

2014 Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Seeding And Bracket

The tenure of Saudi Arabia's king
When then-Crown Prince Abdullah became king of Saudi Arabia in 2005, after the death of King Fahd, observers predicted his would be a short reign. At the age of 81, few expected Abdullah to endure more than a handful of years. Indeed, I shared in that expectation, citing the king's "advanced age" as a challenge for the state in my book, "The History of Saudi Arabia," first published in 2008...
The ecstasy of a new computer, the agony of passwords
Let's just say the past couple of days have been interesting. That's because younger son has been home. One reason for his visit was to help his computer-limited parents through the installation of a new desktop computer. This was made necessary because the existing computer, like its users, was showing its age in more ways than one. It was often so unreliable that we had to call customer service, only to be sent, of course, to another company providing another computer service...
Death and destruction
Yemen first came to the attention of most in the American public when the USS Cole was attacked in the port of Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000, killing 17 sailors and injuring another 39. A small boat packed with 400 to 700 pounds of explosives had come alongside the Cole and those aboard detonated the charge blowing a 40-by-60-foot hole in the side of the Cole. It was later determined that the attack was conducted by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)...
Moviegoers speak with wallets
It's clear that the left-leaning power structure in Hollywood goes to extraordinary lengths to push their liberal agenda on the American public. Quite frankly, that analysis is not in dispute. But increasingly, the American public votes with their pocketbook and rejects outright these unfair and inaccurate motion picture portrayals...
Prayer breakfast an inspiring event
The date was Thursday, Jan. 8. The time was 5 a.m. And the outside temperature was 4 degrees with a negative wind chill factor. These were not ideal conditions for even a mayor to want to rise and shine to attend an early morning prayer breakfast. However, I did make the effort to attend the event and arrived a few minutes after 6 a.m. ...
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Weird news
Deputy lowered from chopper comes face to face with bears
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Ricky Hernandez was being lowered from a helicopter to inspect an abandoned car in rugged terrain, his team spotted a bear on the ground....
Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month....
Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day....
Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana
KANAB, Utah (AP) -- A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner....
Naked violinist sues over arrest in Portland last year
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police....
Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police....
Police: Drunken driver hits squad car during DWI arrest
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) -- Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over....
Lawyer: Man sentence for crime he can't recall after wreck
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident....
Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food....
Dog returns after vanishing from Texas, appearing in Indiana
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A dog who vanished from his Texas yard last year has been returned home after turning up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away....