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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
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Items from a 1939 edition

La Grotta Azzurra

Warren Strack longtime Santa Claus

Cofer's men's store

The Warsaw, the Gladys and the A.C. Jaynes: Ferry service in Cape Girardeau

Thompson's TV, Appliance & Furniture Co.

Follow the Christmas ornaments

Deal Sales Co./Dean Taylor Oldsmobile

Hudson dealer, Independence St. aerial

Clemens remade the Renaissance building

Morrison Blacksmith Shop

Fairway Market

Haman Shoe Store

Mystery of the Missing Bell solved

A rebranding Q&A

Landgraf Lumber Co.

Haarig District aerial in detail

"But what does he look like?"

Egypt Mills School

From reading room to public library

Community bloggers
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

WHITE PRIVILEDGE--A Dangerous Theory

Father, daughter share love of nature through art

Benefits to Buying a Franchise

Toys for Struggling Families

You are stronger than you think

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Spotlight: 1st Class Travel


The Hustle and Bustle Has Begun...

"The Twelve Gifts of Obama"--A Christmas Song

Do You Feel Guilt, y When You Put Yourself First?

If you never give up things will turn around in your favor

Every day needs to be Thanksgiving Day

Ring in the holidays with the Cape Nature Center

Rays of light pierce the search for Alzheimer's cure

PREDICTION: Race Baited Riots Return to a "A NATION of COWARDS"

Swan Receives 2014 Missouri Chamber 100% Club Award

Holiday Giving Means Christmas Joy for All

Always Give Thanks

The Thanksgiving Peanut Butter Sandwich

Helping winter Wildlife



Just Another Day at Santa's Workshop

"Stupidity of American Voters" on the Docket at U.S. Supreme Court



The Sanctuary Dogs, Part One: Monk & Shiloh

Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament bracket contest is open!

2014 Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Seeding And Bracket

2014 Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic Seeds

Southeast football commitments list

Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament seeds announced

2014 Holcomb Invitational All-Tournament Team

69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet

UPDATED: Monday postponements

Central trails Webb City 27-14 at halftime of Class 4 title game

Live updates from Class 4 championship game between Cape Central and Webb City

Four Southeast football players earn all-conference honors

2014 Current River Challenge Schedule

A modest compliment but some major progress for Southeast football

Game updates: Jacksonville State football defeats Southeast 49-30

Stuckenschneider signs with Arkansas State Baseball

Correction: Perryville soccer team won school's third state title

Game updates: Southeast football defeats Austin Peay 42-7

Cape Central, Malden advance to football final fours

Live updates on Perryville soccer at the final four

2014 All-OFC Volleyball Team

Why were the experts ignored?
The release of the report on CIA interrogation methods by Senate Democrats has prompted accusations and denials of the use of torture against detainees. In searching for the truth, it helps to define torture and determine why the interrogation methods were used...
The experts were wrong
Remember the Ebola crisis -- the greatest single health threat in the history of mankind? Remember the prediction of as many as 100 million deaths worldwide, far greater than the mere 35 million victims of AIDS? Remember the August prediction from the Center for Disease Control that there would be as many as 1.4 million cases of Ebola by the first of the new year?...
Oil and the global economy: When down is up
Oil and the global economy: When down is up The rapid decline in crude oil prices -- more than 40 percent over the last few months -- and the corresponding drop in what customers pay for gasoline and other fuels is an unmitigated good for the overall U.S. economy...
Cape's year in review
This year has been a very productive one for the City of Cape Girardeau. I want to focus on the future during these comments but will highlight a few accomplishments of 2014. An initiative that will have a major effect on the future of Cape Girardeau is the agreement to extend the Hotel/Restaurant tax into the 2030s. ...
Supreme Court should interpret Obamacare as written
The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that it would hear argument in what could be the most important challenge to Obamacare yet litigated in federal court. A ruling against the administration would effectively spell the end of Obamacare in 34 states. ...
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Weird news
Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) -- Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man....
Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor
INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree....
Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house
BENICIA, Calif. (AP) -- Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own....
Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist
GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) -- Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out....
Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment
BERLIN (AP) -- A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine....
Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys....
Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace....
NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A 52-year-old New York man has returned a marble sculpture he borrowed in the early 1970s to get him through troubled times....
Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking....
Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops....