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Former Scott Co. sheriff seeks dismissal of charges against him (03/09/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Former Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell has requested the court dismiss the grand jury's indictment against him. On Wednesday, Ferrell's attorney, Jim Robison, filed the motion calling for the dismissal stating Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd had a conflict of interest in the case...
Kennett man arrested in two Cape robberies (03/09/07)
Cape Girardeau police have arrested a suspect in connection with two armed robberies and a theft that occurred last month. Damarius A. Wells, 17, of Kennett, Mo., was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of armed criminal action. On Feb. 17, he reportedly displayed a handgun in stealing cash and cell phones from two victims at 11:38 p.m. in the 300 block of Broadway...
Notre Dame wins semifinal by 2 points (03/09/07)
Ryan Willen made two free throws with 3.1 seconds left on the clock to help Notre Dame Regional High School narrowly defeat St. Charles Friday morning in a Class 4 semifinal at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. The final score was 53 to 51. The Notre Dame advances to the championship game against Ruskin at 12:20 Saturday in Columbia...
Change to daylight savings time impacts local businesses (03/09/07)
Computers have not defeated man just yet. Every organization reliant on a computer system is addressing the daylight-savings time change in one way or another, but all should be under control. In 2005 Congress passed a measure to begin daylight-savings time three weeks early this year in an attempt to save on energy consumption, with the extra hour of daylight beginning in March instead of April...
Cape Girardeau's new federal courthouse will include two exercise rooms (03/09/07)
Cape Girardeau's new federal courthouse will have two exercise rooms, one for court staff including judges and another for the U.S. Marshals Service. Officials justify the exercise space as a way for court staff and security personnel to keep physically fit. They say such exercise rooms are standard in today's federal courthouses...
Airport hopes options outweigh tradition (03/09/07)
In asking the federal government to switch its air service to Cincinnati, Cape Girardeau is betting added destinations will outweigh historical ties. On Monday, breaking with tradition and what most on the board called the "safe" selection of air service to St. ...
SEMO may get autism center (03/09/07)
Southeast Missouri State University would build a $2.64 million center to diagnose and treat autism under a state spending plan backed by Gov. Matt Blunt and state legislative leaders. The 18,000-square-foot building would be constructed within a 65-acre research park the university plans to develop southwest of the Interstate 55-East Main Street interchange now under construction, school president Dr. ...
Scott City prepares for fight with UP (03/09/07)
Scott City officials thought they had smoothed over their rocky relationship with Union Pacific, but now the city's mayor is preparing a confrontation with the railroad on issues ranging from tall weeds to speeding trains. Mayor Tim Porch said at a city council meeting Monday night he would be contacting local officials and state and federal legislators to set up meetings to discuss the issues. ...
SEMO students to be temporarily displaced by parking project (03/09/07)
A $2.8 million federally funded project to provide more and better parking at Southeast Missouri State University's New Madrid Street lot will force students to park elsewhere on campus during construction. The work will result in the loss of about 500 parking spaces in the lot commonly known as "Pig Lot," starting March 19 and extending throughout the summer, university officials said...
RegionsAir shuts down flights (03/09/07)
RegionsAir, Inc., the local carrier for Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, shut down all flights in and out of Cape Girardeau beginning Thursday evening and continuing indefinitely.
Notre Dame advances to final (03/09/07)
Ryan Willen made two free throws with 3 seconds left to lift Notre Dame past St. Charles 53-51 in a Class 4 state semifinal on Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. The Bulldogs (27-4) will play the state's top-ranked Class 4 team, Ruskin (28-1), at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday...
Q&A on Cincinnati and Big Sky (03/09/07)
Q: Will I still be able to go through security in Cape Girardeau and not in Cincinnati? A: Yes, security at Cape Girardeau will clear a passenger through to any domestic destination. Q: How long is the flight to Cincinnati? A: One hour, 25 minutes under average conditions. The flight to St. Louis is about 27 minutes...
Tamms woman killed in Tuesday house fire (03/09/07)
TAMMS, Ill.--A 33-year-old Tamms woman died in a house fire Tuesday afternoon. Lisa Smith died of asphyxiation probably from smoke inhalation, Alexander County Coroner Harold McNelly said Thursday. McNelly pronounced Smith's death at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Thursday County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n Approved payroll changes. n Approved a county no burn order. n Received and filed bonds for Juvenile Department employees. Action items n Approved a request for computer update, prosecuting attorney's office...
SEMO's School of Polytechnic Studies to hold open house (03/09/07)
The School of Polytechnic Studies at Southeast Missouri State University will host an open house at the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 31. The event coincides with Southeast's "Show Me Day" for prospective students...
Mo. Bar seeks to stop amendment restricting courts' power over taxation and spending (03/09/07)
Three lawyers seeking to stop a proposed constitutional amendment restricting the role of judges in disputes over taxes and spending took their case Thursday to the court of public opinion. Ron Baird, president of the Missouri Bar, former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ann Covington and University of Missouri Law School professor Douglas Abrams held a news conference questioning the wisdom of the amendment, which supporters said will block the courts from imposing tax increases...
17-year-old boy charged with robbery (03/09/07)
Southeast Missourian A 17-year-old Kennett, Mo., boy was charged Thursday with first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in connection with an armed robbery Feb. 17 in downtown Cape Girardeau. Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp ordered a $100,000 bond for Damarius A. Wells...
Region briefs 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Police looking for four robbery suspects Cape Girardeau police are looking for at least four men in relation to a reported robbery Wednesday night at the AM/PM store, 1101 William St. Sgt. Barry Hovis said Thursday a man reported that after speaking to two men between the gas pumps and the store at 9:15 p.m. he went with them to the side of the building where at least two more men were waiting. The man told police they punched him, grabbed his money and fled, Hovis said...
Around Southeast Missouri 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
City council, chamber director discuss tourism KENNETT, Mo. -- Jan McElwrath, executive director of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce, told the Kennett City Council Tuesday night where the city stands with its involvement with the state's Division of Tourism, as well as recent results with the Missouri Quality Jobs Program and Economic Development. ...
Suspected laptop computer thief caught on tape (03/09/07)
A man captured on a surveillance video Wednesday at Best Buy, 3026 William St., is suspected of stealing a laptop computer from the store. Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Barry Hovis said Thursday that police responded to a call just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after the suspect grabbed a Gateway laptop computer, valued at $750, and left the store without paying for it...
Passing through (03/09/07)
The warmer weather has been bringing out the birds. And where there are birds, birdwatchers follow. "It's really neat. This is the time of year that an influx of birds that you only see towards springtime starts coming," said Bob Gillespie, natural history biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation's Southeast Region. Gillespie keeps track of migratory movements and the numbers of birds moving through the area...
Miss Missouri to appear on 'Identity' (03/09/07)
Miss Missouri Amber Seyer's appearance on national TV during the Miss USA pageant March 23 isn't the only time in the coming weeks she'll be appearing before a national audience. Seyer is also slated to make an appearance on the NBC game show "Identity."...
Jackson mayor signs subdivision ordinance (03/09/07)
A three-day wait for Jackson Mayor Paul Sander to sign an ordinance approving a new subdivision made developer Ron Clark nervous. And Clark's questioning of Sander's actions made the mayor angry. Clark, who is developing 96 acres off U.S. 61 north of Jackson for a subdivision he calls Nine Oaks, won final approval Monday for a plat of 20 lots from the Jackson Board of Aldermen. ...
2-year anniversary for missing eastern Missouri girl (03/09/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A teenage girl who disappeared two years ago will be remembered Saturday, while a regional task force continues efforts to find her and other missing children from eastern Missouri. Bianca Piper was 13 when she vanished March 10, 2005, in rural Lincoln County, about 60 miles north of St. Louis. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Saturday to plant a tree and dedicate a bench at Winfield Elementary School, where Bianca attended...
Natural gas rates going up for Ameren customers in Missouri (03/09/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Natural gas customers in parts of eastern, southeastern and central Missouri would pay an additional $2.24 to $6.86 per month under an agreement between Ameren Corp. and the staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, Ameren said Friday...
KC police vow crackdown on violent gang feuds (03/09/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After several days of gang violence that saw police outgunned by men they were chasing, authorities have announced a multi-target campaign to stem the shootings that have left one person dead and 10 wounded. At a news conference Thursday in the neighborhood where the violence is concentrated, Police Chief Jim Corwin linked seven shootings in the last nine days to an ongoing rivalry among small, loosely organized gangs...
Two months later, cleanup from Mo. ice storm continues (03/09/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Nearly two months after an ice storm brought down trees and limbs throughout southwest Missouri, towns in the region continue to struggle with cleanup -- and how to pay for it. The problem has hit especially hard in smaller communities, which don't have the personnel to collect and destroy all the damaged limbs...
Court asked to free 2 women who had killed husbands (03/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Shortly before leaving office, former Gov. Bob Holden commuted the life prison sentences of two women convicted in the murders of their abusive husbands. Now more than two years later, those women remain in prison. And their attorneys want the state Supreme Court to set them free...
Mo. Senate keeps alive effort to repeal casino loss limits (03/09/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate kept alive the latest effort to repeal the $500 loss limit at Missouri casinos Thursday. The Senate was debating a proposal to create a scholarship program for high school graduates to pursue higher education. The program would be funded by repealing loss limits and imposing a 1 percent tax increase on casino revenue of more than $40 million, affecting eight of the 11 casinos...
Devlin's lawyer dismisses suggested plea deal (03/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Michael Devlin's attorney has dismissed a plea deal being drafted by county and federal prosecutors, saying the broad outlines of the package already make it a nonstarter. Devlin, a former pizzeria manager, is accused of kidnapping two boys and faces 81 state and federal counts of kidnapping, sexual assault and producing child pornography. In addition to the federal case, Devlin, 41, is charged in Franklin, Washington and St. Louis counties...
Volkswagen's Eos perfect for sunny days (03/09/07)
Spring can't come too soon this year. It's the first spring that American car shoppers will find Volkswagen's enticing and new-for-2007 Eos convertible in showrooms. Perfect for sunny days, the four-seat Eos is a pleasantly styled, lowest-priced convertible from a German brand. It's also VW's first convertible with a hardtop, rather than a fabric roof...
House plan would set 2008 Iraq pullout (03/09/07)
WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders vowed Thursday to pass legislation setting a deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a challenge to President Bush's war policy that drew a blunt veto threat in return. "It would unnecessarily handcuff our generals on the ground, and it's safe to say it's a nonstarter for the president," said White House spokesman Dan Bartlett...
EU leaders back green energy policy (03/09/07)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European leaders gave strong backing Thursday to an ambitious plan to combat climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, but cautioned that work was still needed on a key element -- binding targets for renewable energy sources...
ND tries to blaze trail for titles (03/09/07)
Only four boys basketball teams in Missouri have run "The Gauntlet" with basketball and football state titles in the same school year. There is no catch-phrase for winning boys soccer and basketball state titles in the same year because it has never been done before. Notre Dame will try to become the first school to accomplish the feat when the Bulldogs make the trip to the state final four today...
Notre Dame boys face tall task in Class 4 semifinal (03/09/07)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team will face a tall task 9 a.m. today when it takes on St. Charles in a Class 4 semifinal at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. St. Charles (23-6) is led by 6-foot-9, 265-pound senior Josh Harrellson and also starts a 6-10 senior, Dean Dillen. Five of the Pirates' top six players are 6-2 or taller, the regular rotation for Notre Dame (26-4) has just two players taller than 6-2...
MU re-Buffed in first round (03/09/07)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Curtis Jerrells scored a career-high 31 points and Henry Dugat added 25, sparking 11th-seeded Baylor to its first Big 12 Tournament win since 2001, a 97-83 victory over Missouri on Thursday night. The backcourt combo broke a 30-30 tie by combining for 15 straight points in a two-minute span late in the opening half, helping Baylor to a 48-35 halftime lead. ...
Keisler gives 'pen a lift in 2-1 victory (03/09/07)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Randy Keisler hopes solid bullpen efforts will make a case for a spot in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation. The left-hander pitched three shutout innings and struck out three in relief of Kip Wells as the Cardinals beat a Minnesota Twins' split squad 2-1 Thursday...
Ravens acquire McGahee to fill vacancy (03/09/07)
Willis McGahee is in place as Jamal Lewis' replacement in Baltimore. The day after Lewis signed with the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens obtained McGahee from Buffalo for three draft picks -- a third and a seventh in this year's draft and a third in 2008...
Atlantic 10 Conference tournament Billikens upset sickly Minutemen (03/09/07)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- While he refused to make excuses for losing to Saint Louis in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, Massachusetts coach Travis Ford wants the NCAA tournament selection committee to know there was a reason...
Earnhardt resides near bottom of point standings (03/09/07)
This is not the kind of start to the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season that Dale Earnhardt Jr. envisioned. Heading into Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Earnhardt has failed to finish the first two Cup races of the season and is 40th in the points, two spots behind Dale Earnhardt Inc. teammate Martin Truex Jr...
Frazier shoots Illini into quarterfinals (03/09/07)
CHICAGO -- Chester Frazier's game is usually speed, not long-range shooting. After surviving a first-round scare in the Big Ten tournament, Illinois is plenty glad that Frazier kept taking and hitting open 3-pointers. "They tend to shade toward Rich [McBride] more. I'm not so good from deep," Frazier said Thursday after the Illini nearly blew a 16-point lead before hanging on to beat Penn State 66-60...
Kinney is likely lost for season (03/09/07)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Kinney needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and likely will miss the entire season. Kinney was a top candidate for setup relief pitcher this year. He first tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching forearm one year ago...
St. Louis ends two-game slide, defeats Stars 5-3 (03/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Doug Weight scored two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The Blues are 7-3-1 in last their 11 games and snapped a two-game skid. Dallas has scored just five goals in going 0-2-2 in its last four games...
Rams football Rams sign former Miami tight end (03/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Tight end Randy McMichael, who has averaged 65 catches the last three seasons, on Thursday agreed to terms on a three-year free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams. St. Louis filled the position with rookies last season and second-round pick Joe Klopfenstein, the primary starter, had 20 catches. A second rookie tight end, third-round pick Dominique Byrd, was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI and also faces charges of assault and armed criminal action in a separate case...
Rees to release 'freshman' project at concert Saturday (03/09/07)
Almost 10 years have passed since Jackson singer/songwriter Doug Rees put out his first CD. But hearing him talk about that effort now one would think his upcoming release "Wings of Father Time" is his first album of recorded music. Rees says he's changed a lot in the past decade, he hopes for the good. This new album, to be released Saturday night at a special concert at the Garden Gallery, was written by a changed, more mature artist than the Rees of the late 1990s...
Bentley talks beer and Bonnaroo (03/09/07)
Dierks Bentley likes to party, and he hopes all his concerts are just that -- parties. In the past few years Bentley has rocketed to the top of country music stardom with a freewheeling, party-boy image, songs that blend traditional country with contemporary mainstream appeal and a nearly nonstop touring schedule. ...
At the theaters 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
New at the theaters '300' Starring Gerard Butler, Vincent Regan, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Michael Fassbender and Rodrigo Santoro. During the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in an effort to inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy. Rated R for graphic battle sequences, some sexuality and nudity, running time 117 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Show Me Center tries patio party with Bentley concert (03/09/07)
Show Me Center tries patio party with Bentley concert The Show Me Center will conduct an experiment tonight before the Dierks Bentley concert: its first-ever patio party. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. concertgoers who show up early can relax on the venue's north patio, drink a few beers and have a few snacks...
At the theaters 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
New at the theaters '300' Starring Gerard Butler, Vincent Regan, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Michael Fassbender and Rodrigo Santoro. During the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in an effort to inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy. Rated R for graphic battle sequences, some sexuality and nudity, running time 117 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Good bets 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Today Tip your musician Legend has it Tipping Holly got its name from nights spent at a local bar. We're not sure, but we do know their one of the few folk-grass bands in Cape, and they're pretty good at it. n When: 9 p.m. n Where: Broussard's n Info: 334-7235...
Artifacts 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Annual Beckwith lecture features treasure hunter; Yieser Museum to display traveling exhibit; Local high schools to present spring theater; Sundays at Three features Southeast musicians; Southeast to hold informal dance concert; Former Jackson resident receives music honor; Shawnee College holds school art competition; Mineral Area College Jazz Fest concert Saturday; -- From staff reports
This and that (03/09/07)
There is a stack of odds and ends on my desk. Occasionally, I poke through it to see if I can figure out why I kept this stuff in the first place. There's the gardening catalog, for example. Every year I dream of planting seeds and bulbs somewhere in our yard with results that look something like the photographs in the catalogs...
On local radio, no alternative (03/09/07)
A big blow was dealt to the media giants this week. You know, the people responsible for the junk we're constantly spoon-fed on radio and television, the people who want to destroy any semblance of art and culture to be found in America in the name of the almighty dollar?...
Everyone's a critic: 'Pan's Labyrinth' (03/09/07)
Four stars (out of four) "Pan's Labyrinth" is a foreign film with subtitles set in 1944 Spain. It opens with young Ofelia and her mother on a journey to join Ofelia's new stepfather, a ruthless military captain, at his post in the woods of Spain, where he is battling rebel fighters...
'Prison Break' actor Garrison charged with manslaughter, drunken driving in fatal crash (03/09/07)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison was charged Thursday with manslaughter and drunken driving for a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy in his car last year. The 26-year-old performer was accused of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence causing injury to multiple victims and felony driving with a blood-alcohol level above the .08 percent legal limit causing injury. ...
CBS News fires executive producer of Katie Couric's struggling newscast (03/09/07)
NEW YORK -- CBS News on Thursday fired the executive producer of Katie Couric's struggling "CBS Evening News" broadcast and appointed former CNN and MSNBC president Rick Kaplan to the job. Kaplan replaces Rome Hartman, said CBS News president Sean McManus. Hartman had held the position since before Couric began at CBS last September...
Tommy Egson (03/09/07)
Tommy L. Egson, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Oct. 21, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Sam and Leona King Egson. He was a bridge maintenance worker several years with the railroad, and later worked at Erlbacher Gear and Machine Works Inc...
Ozia Steele (03/09/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Ozia Steele, 78, of Tamms died Monday, March 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Tamms, son of Charlie and Leora Porter Steele. He and Evelin Prager were married in November 1966. Steele served 21 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He received numerous awards and certificates. He was later a bus driver for Jamp Special Education and Cairo Adult Education schools...
Benjamin Abernathy (03/09/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Benjamin Franklin Abernathy, 80, of Herrin, Ill., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born April 11, 1926, at Lutesville, son of Delmar and Ora Choate Abernathy. Abernathy was a truck driver...
James Romines (03/09/07)
James Romines, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
John Smith (03/09/07)
John R. Smith, 93, of Jackson died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his home. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Glen Hood (03/09/07)
GIPSY, Mo. -- Glen Hood, 92, of Gipsy died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born June 7, 1914, near Fredericktown, Mo., son of Henry and Daisy Skaggs Hood. He and Eva Jackson were married June 10, 1950, at Marble Hill, Mo. She died June 22, 2001...
Jean Bass (03/09/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jean Bass, 79, of Anna died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Jonesboro, Ill., daughter of Ray and Ora Watkins Bass. She and Sam Bass were married Sept. 3, 1955, in Murphysboro, Ill. He died Sept. 14, 1991...
Connie DeCourley (03/09/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Connie Mack DeCourley, 59, of Poplar Bluff died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in Tunica, Miss. He was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Cooter, Mo., son of James Claude and Maggie M. Patterson DeCourley. He and Joan Burress were married June 4, 1983, in Poplar Bluff...
David Bradley (03/09/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- David Louis Bradley, 50, of Chaffee died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 4, 1956, in Lawton, Okla., son of Donald Louis and Shirley Jean Melvin Bradley. He and Vivian Stacy were married Aug. 9, 1987...
Lisa Smith (03/09/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Lisa Smith, 33, of Tamms died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in a house fire. She was born Sept. 16, 1973, in Coleman County, Ala., daughter of L.C. and Linda Holmes Copeland. She and Tommy Smith were married Feb. 9, 1996. Smith attended Ware United Pentecostal Church...
Fred Lewallen (03/09/07)
Fred Robert Lee Lewallen, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Anniston, Mo., Sept. 9, 1925. His family moved to Chaffee, Mo., in 1935. His late father, Fred Lee Lewallen, was superintendent of schools in Chaffee from 1935 to 1962, and his late mother, Chilton Ruth Lewallen, was a grade school teacher until 1962...
Cape/Jackson fire report 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
n At 3:39 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Linden Street. n At 5:04 p.m., box alarm at 2910 Beavercreek Drive. n At 5:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Koch Avenue. n At 5:46 p.m., respond to intersection of North Mount Auburn Road and North Kingshighway...
Cape/Jackson police report 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Arrests; Theft
Out of the past 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Echoing the views of area farmers, the Cape Girardeau County Planning Commission has advised the County Court to exempt farm structures from any building permit program. Melvin Gately, who has been an educator 33 years, will be honored for Meritorious Service to Education at the 106th annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri District Teachers Association Friday; Gately is the principal of Louis J. Schultz School in Cape Girardeau...
Lost history (03/09/07)
In the tiny riverfront town of Thebes, Ill., there is a historic building with a commanding view of the Mississippi River. It is an old courthouse, and a plaque in front of the building says Dred Scott, the slave's whose legal battle to become a free man resulted in one of the most significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions ever, spent a night in a holding cell...
Speak Out 3/9/07 (03/09/07)
Jackson electricity; Rude treatment; Bad connection; Supporting troops; Support optimism; Driving pollution; Missing words; Help the homeless; Stop the burning; Weather-wise; Ridiculous rules; School reports
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