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Sikeston man charged with 1st-degree murder (03/28/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A 33-year-old Sikeston man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Richard L. Sterling. According to a press release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Lee Roy "Chuck" King II, 33, of Sikeston, turned himself in to authorities shortly after the homicide took place Tuesday...
Cairo councilman charged with four felonies (03/28/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo's longest serving city councilman, Elbert "Bo" Purchase, was charged Tuesday with four felonies and a misdemeanor stemming from a confrontation last September with Mayor Paul Farris and five city employees. Purchase was charged with two felony counts of threatening a public official, a felony count of intimidation, a felony count of official misconduct and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault...
First Habitat for Humanity volunteer visits local affiliate (03/28/07)
In 1977, Clive Rainey drove the first nail into a home built by Habitat for Humanity. On Tuesday, almost 30 years later, Habitat for Humanity's first volunteer met with members of the local Habitat affiliate and other community members at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Local educators honored (03/28/07)
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce has named six public and parochial school teachers as educators of the year. They are Sally Lipke, a second-grade teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School; Carole Baugh, a teacher at West Lane Elementary School; Dan Brown, a biology and chemistry teacher at Jackson High School; David Brummel, an eighth-grade science teacher at Russell Hawkins Jr. ...
More shows scheduled for River Campus (03/28/07)
The River Campus next school year will host "STOMP," an eight-member percussion group that creates music from matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps. The percussion performance is one of eight musical, dance and theatrical performances scheduled for the inaugural season at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus, said Robert Cerchio, assistant director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts...
Diesel tanker burns (03/28/07)
A driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a tanker hauling as much as 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel Tuesday. The fiery wreck sent giant plumes of black smoke into the air visible throughout most of Cape Girardeau. The accident occurred at 1:12 p.m. on northbound lanes of Interstate 55 just before the William Street overpass at mile marker 96...
Police say runaways revealed plans to classmates (03/28/07)
Police say two runaway Perryville children found Monday in a Milton, Fla., residence, may have planned their departure weeks in advance. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Tuesday an investigation into the disappearance of Brandon Lundmark, 14, and Brianna Wilson, 12, revealed they had told classmates they were planning to run away...
In four-way Chaffee race, one focusing on police (03/28/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Most of Chaffee's candidates for mayor are running for election on the typical platform -- improve infrastructure, attract business, make government more responsive to the people. But of the four candidates, one has put the controversy surrounding the city's police department front and center in her bid to be the city's top elected official...
Reiminger questions ethics of Lohr's vote (03/28/07)
An issue that generated a rare split on the Jackson Board of Aldermen last month was injected into the city's mayoral race Tuesday when Alderman David Reiminger accused his rival, Alderwoman Barbara Lohr, of acting unethically by voting in favor of a proposal that would benefit one of her largest contributors...
Jackson High School to hold big band, percussion concerts (03/28/07)
Jackson's school music program will be featured in two upcoming concerts Friday and Monday. The first concert is the 12th annual Big Band Dance concert, taking place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Jackson High School gymnasium. The Jackson High School Jazz Band, 26 students under the direction of Tom Broussard, will take the stage first, playing a repertoire from the Big Band era...
Club Moxy to take over Hecht's (03/28/07)
The closing of the Hecht's Store at 107 N. Main St. in 2004 may have marked the end of a sophisticated era in Cape Girardeau, but the new business coming in its place is supposed to stand out from downtown's contemporary bar scene. Two area residents, Will Otto and Josh Penfield, have leased the building from John and Jerri Wyman. Otto and Penfield are opening Club Moxy, a dance club with a 1920s theme, on June 1...
'Most of the worry's gone,' father says (03/28/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brandon Lundmark, 14, and Brianna Williams, 12, have been charged with vehicle theft in the wake of the weeklong odyssey that began in Perryville and ended for the runaways in the Florida Panhandle. Police say Brandon Lundmark took his father's pickup truck and left town with Brianna Williams on March 19. They eluded police until Monday morning when the Santa Rosa County, Fla., Sheriff's Department found the two in a Milton, Fla. residence...
Council could have mother and son as members (03/28/07)
Chaffee's unopposed candidate for city council in Ward 1, Jaeson Fraser, says he doesn't want voters to have misconceptions about how he'll act in office given his relationship to a current officeholder. Fraser's mother is Debbie Eichhorn, who's running for re-election in Ward 2. But Fraser says despite the familial relationship, he and Eichhorn's ideas are far different...
Sikeston won't support permanent law enforcement tax (03/28/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston officials have decided they will not support Scott County's attempt to make the countywide half-cent law enforcement sales tax permanent. Council members voted unanimously during their special meeting Monday morning to endorse Sikeston Department of Public Safety director Drew Juden's position on the proposed tax...
Kelly High School to present spring play (03/28/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Kelly High School Drama Club will present its spring play at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. This year's production is "The Bachelor King," a two-act comedy by Martin A. Follose, directed by Valerie Eubanks. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. For more information, call Eubanks at Kelly High School at (573) 545-3541 from 1 to 2 p.m. or after 3 p.m...
Around Southeast Missouri 3/28/07 (03/28/07)
New teaching positions created for Poplar Bluff POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three new special education positions were unanimously approved by the Poplar Bluff School Board Thursday. The new positions, IEP facilitators, will help decrease the amount of paperwork required of special education teachers, said Amy Jackson, associate superintendent in charge of special services. ...
Club news 3/28/07 (03/28/07)
VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary; Other reports given were:; Young Americans 4-H; Cape County FCE; Oak Ridge FCE; Presbyterian Women
Gambling bill stalls in overnight Mo. Senate session (03/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An odd combination of gambling opponents and supporters stalled legislation early Wednesday that would repeal Missouri's unique gamblers' loss limit in an attempt to generate tax revenues for college scholarships. Missouri law currently prohibits casino patrons from buying more than $500 in slot-machine tokens or table-game chips every two hours -- the nation's only such betting cap...
Mo. judge tosses part of campaign finance law (03/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A judge made final Wednesday his earlier order blocking a law that bars lawmakers from raising money during the legislative session. Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan in January temporarily blocked the ban on fundraising by lawmakers, statewide officials and candidates during the legislative session. The session runs from early January through mid-May...
House committee advances measure to stop form of stem-cell research (03/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of embryonic stem-cell research Tuesday forced through a House committee a proposed constitutional change that would undo research protections, seizing an opportunity when a supporter of embryonic research was absent...
Mo. Senate OKs sprinkler system requirement for group homes (03/28/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nursing homes, group homes and other facilities would have to install full fire alarm systems by August 2009, and most also would need sprinklers by 2013, under a bill that won initial approval Tuesday in the Senate. The fire safety provisions are pieces of a broader bill changing laws governing the state's mental health system...
Kansas City elects a new mayor (03/28/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City voters on Tuesday were choosing between a former city auditor critical of tax breaks for development and a councilman turned anti-crime activist who believes education can overcome the city's crime woes. Either former auditor Mark Funkhouser or councilman Alvin Brooks will replace two-term Mayor Kay Barnes, who Democratic leaders in Congress hope will challenge Republican Rep. ...
Lawyers seek to introduce defendant's claim of pregnancy (03/28/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal prosecutors say jurors in the upcoming trial of the Kansas woman accused of strangling an expectant mother and stealing her fetus should hear evidence that the defendant previously lied in court about a pregnancy. Lisa Montgomery's statement during an April 2004 child custody proceeding in Osage County, Kan., is "intrinsic" to the government's case in the death of Bobby Jo Stinnett, prosecutors argued in a motion filed last week...
White House withdraws ambassador nominee (03/28/07)
Mar 28, 1:34 PM EDT By SAM HANANEL ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday withdrew the ambassadorial nomination of businessman Sam Fox after Democrats denounced Fox for giving money to a controversial conservative group that undermined Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign...
Cancer society recommends MRIs for women with breast cancer gene or family history (03/28/07)
ATLANTA -- Up to 1.4 million U.S. women -- those with an unusually high risk of developing breast cancer -- should get annual MRIs as well as mammograms, the American Cancer Society advises in new guidelines. And a new medical study suggests that all women newly diagnosed with breast cancer should get MRIs, too. The scans revealed cancers in the opposite breast that were missed by ordinary mammograms in 3 percent of these cancer survivors...
Senate signals support for withdrawing Iraq troops by next March (03/28/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-controlled Senate narrowly signaled support Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next March, triggering an instant veto threat from the White House in a deepening dispute between Congress and commander in chief...
Stocks fall over new housing market data (03/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Stocks stumbled Tuesday as investors grew wary when new data raised the possibility that the nation's weak housing market would seep into the broader economy and crimp consumer spending. A housing index released Tuesday by Standard & Poor's showed that prices of single-family U.S. ...
Senior leader of key Iraqi insurgent group killed (03/28/07)
BAGHDAD -- A military leader of the 1920 Revolution Brigades, a major Sunni Arab insurgent group, was killed Tuesday in an ambush west of Baghdad, the group said in an Internet statement. Harith Dhaher al-Dhari died when gunmen fired rocket propelled grenades on his car in the Abu Ghraib district, according to a district official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared reprisals...
Youths clash with riot police at Paris' Gare du Nord train station (03/28/07)
PARIS -- Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, officials said. Nine people were arrested. Officials said about 100 people were involved in the melee at Gare du Nord, one of Paris' most important transport hubs. Officers and police dogs fired tear gas and charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods and swinging metal bars...
Truck, suicide bombs across Iraq injure and kill dozens (03/28/07)
BAGHDAD -- Two nearly simultaneous truck bombs -- including one detonated by remote control -- ripped through markets in Tal Afar on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding dozens, police said, as violence surged outside the Iraqi capital. A suicide car bomber exploded his payload near Ramadi, killing 10 people, and another attacker detonated his explosives-laden car near a police patrol in Baqouba, killing two policemen...
U.S. Navy shows off military might in Persian Gulf (03/28/07)
ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS -- American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians...
Central squeaks past Jackson 3-2 (03/28/07)
The presence of Central ace Brad LaBruyere on the mound for the Tigers has equated to a win more times than not over the past two seasons. LaBruyere did not have his best stuff Tuesday against rival Jackson, but thanks to a walkoff single by Blake Slattery the Tigers were able to pick up LaBruyere and remain undefeated with a 3-2 win...
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL | All-state (03/28/07)
The Missouri high school all-state basketball teams and final rankings as voted on by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. BOYS Class 5 First team -- Reggie Chamberlain, 6-0, sr., Raytown; George Goode, 6-8, sr., Raytown South; Logan Gray, 6-2, sr., Rock Bridge; Nick Larson, 6-6, sr., Liberty; Josh McCoy, 6-4, jr., Fort Zumwalt South; Sam Pearson, 6-1, sr., Hazelwood Central; Leon Powell, 6-7, sr., Vashon; Richard Rose, 6-3, sr., Troy; Torres Roundtree, 6-3, jr., McCluer North; Colby Smith, 6-2, sr., St. ...
Jackson shuts out Central (03/28/07)
The Jackson girls soccer team started its season with a bang, routing rival Central 4-0 on Tuesday at Central. The Indians were playing their first game while this was the sixth game for the Tigers, who fell to 2-4. Bobbi Jo Schlick gave Jackson a 1-0 halftime lead on an assist from Casey Schwab. Chelsea Dale added two second-half goals and Hannah Roach had the other...
Cubs, Braves players leave impression (03/28/07)
Class 1 boys basketball rivals Bell City and Scott County Central led the area with two players apiece on the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters all-state basketball teams, which were released today. The Cubs and Braves split four meetings this season, but Bell City came out on top when it counted. Bell City beat Scott County in the sectional round for the fourth straight year en route to its second straight runner-up finish...
Peters re-enters coaching at ND (03/28/07)
A new era in Notre Dame girls basketball began Tuesday as Renee Peters met with players and faculty and was introduced as the school's new basketball coach. Peters takes over for Jerry Grim, who led the Bulldogs to a state title, five state final fours and more than 440 wins in 25 years at the helm. Grim presented Peters with a Notre Dame basketball as he turned over the reins of the program...
Redhawks duo fires one-hitter in 5-0 win (03/28/07)
Freed-Hardeman entered Tuesday's baseball game at Capaha Field with a collective .304 batting average. But the Lions' offense was no match for Southeast Missouri State's one-two punch of Phillip Riley and Ivan Nails. Riley and Nails combined on a one-hitter as the Redhawks continued to roll with a 5-0 victory...
Carpenter displays ace form in 3-0 win (03/28/07)
JUPITER, Fla. -- The next time Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter steps on the mound, Busch Stadium will be rocking as the city of St. Louis welcomes back its 2006 World Series champions and unveils another banner. Somewhere amidst the chaos of opening day, Carpenter will be preparing to face the New York Mets...
Blues suffer second 4-1 loss to Columbus (03/28/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Fredrik Modin scored twice and Fredrik Norrena stopped 19 shots, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night. Rick Nash added his 24th goal and David Vyborny and Ron Hainsey each had two assists to help the Blue Jackets win their fourth in a row. Columbus has outscored its opponents 15-5 during the run, including an identical 4-1 victory over the Blues at home on Sunday...
Ohio State's Oden, Texas' Durant top AP All-America team (03/28/07)
If Kevin Durant and Greg Oden play only one season of college basketball, it will have been as All-Americans. The freshmen were voted to The Associated Press' All-America team Monday, the first members of their class so honored since 1990. The 6-foot-9 Durant, who led Texas to the Big 12 title game, was the only unanimous choice of the 72-member national media panel that selects the weekly top 25...
Tar Heels, Volunteers reach Final Four (03/28/07)
Tennessee and North Carolina are just two games away from the NCAA national championship. The Volunteers rolled over Mississippi 98-62 while the Tar Heels took care of Purdue 84-72 on Tuesday night. -- The Associated Press
Marion Miners sign Almonte (03/28/07)
MARION, Ill. -- Pitcher Danny Almonte, who gained notoriety for playing in the 2001 Little League championship at the age of 14, has signed a deal with the Southern Illinois Miners, the minor league team announced Tuesday. "There are not too many young lefties with his quality of stuff sitting out there," Southern Illinois Miners Manager Mike Pinto said in a statement. ...
Prior may start season in minor leagues (03/28/07)
MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Lou Piniella made it official Tuesday: Wade Miller will be the Chicago Cubs' fifth starter -- meaning one-time 18-game winner Mark Prior could start the season in the minor leagues. "He's going be our fifth starter, OK?" Piniella said of Miller. "He's pitched well in camp. He's earned a spot."...
Box wine becomes something worthy of being toasted (03/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Composer-turned-writer Steph Waller considers herself something of a wine connoisseur. Waller is one of a growing group of wine drinkers turning to the box rather than the bottle. With better wine varieties now available in boxes, wineries are attempting to give the category a new identity far from the rowdy boating trips and drunken fraternity parties that gave box vino its cheap, low-quality image...
Around your house 3/28/07 (03/28/07)
Gardening This week Ornamental grasses should be cut to the ground just as the new growth begins. Apply sulfur to the soils around acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, hollies and dogwoods. Use a granular formulation at the rate of 1/2 pound per 100 square feet. Gradually start to pull back mulch from rose bushes. -- www.mobot.org...
Where is the outrage? (03/28/07)
More than a year ago I wrote about a cross-religious event at the Cape Girardeau Public Library designed to help local people of different faiths encounter Islam. The event was meant to dispel some of the myths and negative stereotypes surrounding the faith...
Shrimp and cauliflower (03/28/07)
Anyone who knows me well knows that shrimp is my favorite food, and I will eat it almost any way it is fixed. I ran across this recipe earlier in the week and knew I would have to try it. Coconut Shrimp Soup 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small piece fresh ginger, grated...
The great American bake off (03/28/07)
This week I invited Jennifer Lowrance, a dietetics major at Southeast Missouri State University, to join me in the kitchen. Jennifer won a recipe contest in January for a gluten-free lemon poppy seed bread. The contest was sponsored by Today's Dietitian, a magazine for professional dietitians and nutritionists...
And now the fake news: The Onion branches out into online video (03/28/07)
NEW YORK -- Having already blossomed as a newspaper, Web site and book publisher, The Onion -- perhaps the most dominant provider of fake news anywhere -- is bringing its brand of humor to the hot medium of the moment: online video. The dispatches on the Onion News Network, which went live Tuesday, aren't likely to be causing much missed sleep over at CNN and Fox News Channel, unless those outlets start covering fake news stories like Civil War re-enactors being dispatched to Iraq...
Celestine Cobb-Estraca (03/28/07)
Celestine Marie Cobb-Estraca, infant daughter of Clint Aron Estraca and Stefanie Anne Cobb of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born earlier that day in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandmother, Cathryn Estraca of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandfather, Belton Duncan of Caruthersville, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Toni and Ron Scott and John and Elaine Cobb of Cape Girardeau; and maternal great-grandparents, John and Joan Cobb of Belton, Mo.. ...
Bertha Pierce (03/28/07)
Bertha M. Pierce, 102, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Formerly of Naylor, Clarkton and Sikeston, Mo., she had resided at Chateau Girardeau since soon after its opening in 1980. The funeral will be at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Paul Kabo and the Rev. Dr. Tom Bass officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Clyde Farrow (03/28/07)
Clyde Richard Farrow, 68, of Cape Girardeau was called home by his Lord and Savior Monday, March 26, 2007. He was surrounded by his family and friends at his residence, the Missouri Veterans Home. Farrow was born June 2, 1938, at Neelys Landing, son of Clyde A. and Lena Mae Littleton Farrow...
Kenneth Bigham (03/28/07)
LITCHFIELD, Ill. -- Kenneth Andrew Bigham, 40, of Litchfield died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, Ill. He was born Aug. 19, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lawrence Henry and Evelyn Joyce Robbins Bigham Jr. Bigham was a 1984 graduate of Meridian High School in Mounds, Ill. He was employed at Formals in Litchfield...
Helen Matthews (03/28/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Helen C. Matthews, 74, of Sikeston died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 3, 1933, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Mae Cox Maynard. She and Donald F. Matthews were married Dec. 22, 1951, in Savannah, Ga...
Simon Bisher (03/28/07)
Simon John Bisher, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Esther Grebe (03/28/07)
Esther Lorene Vaughn Grebe, 88, of Loudon, Tenn., formerly of Whitewater, passed away peacefully Monday, March 26, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville, Tenn. She lived in Cape Girardeau County most of her life. Early in her marriage to Linus Grebe they became members of Barks Chapel Church, where she was pianist seven years. She was a member of General Baptist Church in Jackson before moving to Tennessee, and then became a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loudon...
Shawn Bridges (03/28/07)
Shawn Eric Bridges, 35, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 7, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jackie C. and Lora Haynes Bridges. He married Peggy Sorrels. Bridges was a former truck driver, and member of Elco Baptist Church. He started the anti-drug "No More Sunsets" The Last Days of a Meth Addict campaign: www.michaeljasonenterprises.com...
Births 3/28/07 (03/28/07)
Cathcart; Boehme; Larbalestrier; Bohnert; Scott; Grider; Baugh; Koehler; Monighan; Turner
Out of the past 3/28/07 (03/28/07)
The Rev. M.W. DeWitt, pastor of the Ellis Street Church of God in Cape Gir-ardeau, is honored by his congregation as part of Pastor Recognition Sunday; DeWitt has served the local congregation since 1981. Margie Huber of Cape Girardeau was named Laywoman of the Year during the regional meeting of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at Cape Girardeau; Huber is a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish Council...
MLB shouldn't play inside baseball (03/28/07)
By Jo Ann Emerson Opening day is right around the corner, and I get more and more excited for baseball every year. Not only does that first pitch signal the earnest arrival of spring, but it also means watching my beloved Cardinals take the field. Baseball is, and always has been, the quintessential American sport. ...
Scott County tax (03/28/07)
Next month voters in Scott County will be asked to continue the county's half-cent sales tax for law enforcement. County commissioners make a convincing case for the extension and point to their stewardship of revenue from the tax since it was first passed in 2000...
Liberals' war plan: Add pork (03/28/07)
To the editor:Gen. David Petraeus, the senior commander in Iraq, gave his first troop-surge progress assessment via teleconference to congressional members, and no Democrats bothered to attend. Had they attended, they would have learned that attacks are down 80 percent in Baghdad, U.S. ...
Speak Out 3/28/07 (03/28/07)
It all adds up; Old news; Bus safety; Warmed-over slogans; Military purpose; Heckling hecklers; Not good for America; Sorry option; History lesson; Shaky economy; Change takes time; Credit race; Saving your life; Fan support; Selling warming; Chaffee cleanup; Back to business; Hot in March
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