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Transit authority selects interim director (04/02/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority named Tom Mogelnicki of Jackson as interim director during a closed meeting last week, board member Donna Oldham said. The authority board chose Mogelnicki as a temporary replacement for director Jeff Brune, who has resigned to take a job in a financial management firm. Brune, who has been director of the authority for five years, will be leaving his job on April 15...
Historic retirement (04/02/07)
BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- Jack Smoot has made it his life's work to ensure a two-century-old mill, the state's oldest covered bridge and a 43-acre park that make up one of Southeast Missouri's greatest treasures will be enjoyed by future generations. Now, after 24 years as director of the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, he is retiring...
Developer expands plant (04/02/07)
Despite delays in fund-raising, a mid-Missouri developer says his proposed ethanol plant along Nash Road is still in the works. Phil Danforth, general manager of Renewable Power of Missouri, based in Marshall, Mo., said the delay in constructing the plant comes from an expansion in the scope of the operation. ...
2-1-1 help line introduced this summer (04/02/07)
By this summer, information about health and human services and area volunteer opportunities will be three digits away. On July 1, Southeast Missouri residents can dial the nationwide 2-1-1 telephone number to reach First Call for Help -- a local information and referral hotline...
Moonrise: Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge (04/02/07)
The moon rose Monday night, April 2, 2007 as seen through the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge at Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Fred Lynch)
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
401 Independence Street 7 p.m. today Study session at 5 p.m. Invocation: Rev. Bob Towner, Christ Episcopal Church Presentations n Proclamation for Pet Pals Day. n Presentation to graduates of the Citizens Police Academy. n Discussion by Mark Grimm on Economic Development Incentives...
Community briefs 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
Music gold cup winners announced recently Keyboards and Kindermusik Conservatory recently announced the 2007 Gold Cup recipients in the National Music Federation of Music Clubs contest. Winners of the first gold cup, which requires at least three years' participation, were Abby Breite, Megan Gates, Jenna Greene, Elizabeth Keene, William Keene, Claire Landewee, Reed Thomas, Landon Thomsen, Logan Thomsen, Bricela Trejo, Evan Unterreiner, Suzannah Weber and Ashlee Younghouse. ...
Tsalagi Girl Scouts recognize top sellers at annual banquet (04/02/07)
The Tsalagi Service unit of Girl Scouts of the Otahki Council, including the Jackson and Oak Ridge school districts, held its annual recognition banquet recently at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Awards were presented to the top five product sellers in two categories...
Byrd receives award for civilian service (04/02/07)
David L. Byrd, formerly of Cape Girardeau, was recently presented the Department of Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service. The award recognizes outstanding educational assistance support to the soldiers, civilians and family members of the Darmstadt, Babenhausen, Rhein Main and United Kingdom communities. ...
Cape library announces April events (04/02/07)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library will hold the following events this month:n Great Decisions 2007: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Sponsored by the library and the Center for Regional History, these programs are free and open to the public. April 5 is "War Crimes;" April 12 is "Central Asia: Three Power Resource Rivalry;" April 19 is "Helping the World's Endangered Children."...
Jackson Heritage Association elects new officers, gives out awards at annual banquet (04/02/07)
The Jackson Heritage Association's recent 30th annual banquet at Bent Creek honored pillars of the community and elected new officers and board members. Kyle Mabuce and Jim Woeltje received the Unsung Hero award. Jack Litzelfelner Sr. received the Joyce Peerman award. ...
Deputies find bomb under bridge in rural Franklin County (04/02/07)
CATAWISSA, Mo. (AP) -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies disarmed a pipe bomb Monday that was found beneath a highway bridge. Sheriff Gary Toelke said a local highway department worker found the bomb and reported it to authorities around noon. The pipe bomb was under a rural highway bridge near the town of Catawissa, about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis...
Airline wants to end St. Louis flights (04/02/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Air Midwest plans to ask federal officials to allow it to drop 12 weekly flights from Columbia to St. Louis, while increasing weekly flights to Kansas City from 12 to 24, airline and city officials said. Air Midwest, Columbia's only commercial airline service, is seeking the changes because of months of delayed flights and other problems...
St. Louis bolsters plan to end homelessness (04/02/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A shelter in downtown St. Louis that is central to the city's efforts to end homelessness is undergoing a major renovation. About $130,000 in new investment will refurbish the Centenary Church Drop-in Center, which serves meals and provides other services to about 200 homeless people on any given day...
Riding may benefit children with cerebral palsy (04/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The gentle, rocking motion of a horse is believed to help children with cerebral palsy by strengthening core muscles and neural connections. Researchers at Saint Louis University are trying to add to the scientific evidence with a new study that will quantify a child's disability before and after a 12-week course of weekly sessions...
Pro-life lawmakers oppose anti-abortion bill in state senate (04/02/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Chuck Gross let out a mock cry as he cast a "no" vote against his own legislation. It was a painful act. But he felt he had to do it. Like Gross, numerous self-described pro-life senators joined with rival pro-choice supporters to defeat a pro-life amendment last week in the Senate...
HIV patient names will be tracked in all 50 states by year's end (04/02/07)
CHICAGO -- The names of people infected with HIV will be tracked in all 50 states by the end of 2007, marking a victory for federal health officials and a quiet defeat for AIDS advocates who wanted to keep patients' names out of state databases. Vermont, Maryland and Hawaii, the last states not tracking the names of HIV-positive people, are quickly moving toward adopting names-based surveillance. ...
Meth use declines across U.S. (04/02/07)
At one Minneapolis-area high school, the methamphetamine problem got so bad in recent years that staff members sometimes caught students trying to attend class while high. But this year's been notably different, says Deborah Mosby, a high school drug counselor in Spring Lake Park, Minn...
Industry opposes plan to grow modified rice in Kansas (04/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. rice industry wants the federal government to reject a plan to grow genetically modified rice in Kansas, saying the country's growers would suffer "financial devastation" if modified crops contaminate the commercial supply...
Recent study shows weight gain in moms-to-be can lead to fat toddlers (04/02/07)
NEW YORK -- The standard advice for how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy may need to changed, concludes a rigorous and provocative study suggesting that even accepted weight gains may raise the risk of having an overweight toddler. Women in the study who gained the recommended amount of weight ran four times the risk of having a child who was overweight at age 3, compared to women who gained less than the advised amount...
At least 600 accused of Katrina fraud (04/02/07)
An Illinois woman mourns her two young daughters, swept to their deaths in Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters. It's a tragic and terrifying story. It's also a lie. An Alabama woman applies for disaster aid for hurricane damage. She files 28 claims for addresses in four states. It's all a sham...
Pediatrics Academy urges smaller pills, more accessible meds for youths (04/02/07)
CHICAGO -- The American Academy of Pediatrics says more child-friendly HIV drugs are needed, including smaller pills and three-in-one tablets for children, to help address a crisis affecting more than 2 million youngsters globally. In a new policy statement endorsed by 19 international groups including the World Health Organization, the academy outlines barriers and solutions to an issue that is critical in developing regions...
Study finds more delays for airline passengers (04/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- More airline passengers bumped, more bags lost and fewer on-time flights. For the third year in a row, those problems grew worse for the industry, according to an annual study that rates airline quality. "They just don't get it yet," said Dean Headley, an associate professor at Wichita State University and co-author of the study being released today...
Clinton has raised nearly $26 million (04/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic presidential candidates broke previous fund-raising records during the first three months of the year, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton setting a high bar of $26 million in new contributions for the quarter. Former Sen. John Edwards' campaign said he had raised more than $14 million since the beginning of the year...
Last WWI Navy vet dies at age 105 (04/02/07)
CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. -- Lloyd Brown, the last known surviving World War I Navy veteran, died Thursday. He was 105. Brown died at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County, according to family and the U.S. Naval District in Washington. Brown was born Oct. 7, 1901, in Lutie, Mo., a small farming town in the Ozarks. His family later moved to Chadwick, Mo. In 1918, at age 16, Brown lied about his age to join the Navy and was soon on the gun crew on the battleship USS New Hampshire...
Pet food contaminant believed to be more deadly to cats (04/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- A greater sensitivity of cats to a chemical found in plastics and pesticides could explain why they've died in larger numbers than have dogs after eating contaminated pet food, experts said Saturday. The small number of confirmed reports of pet deaths bolstered by a far larger number of unconfirmed anecdotal reports suggests cats were more susceptible to poisoning by the chemical melamine that tainted the now recalled pet food, officials with the Food and Drug Administration and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Saturday.. ...
Pet owners eligible for little reward in potential pet food lawsuits (04/02/07)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Pet owners are not likely to get much compensation if they individually sue pet food-maker Menu Foods over the death of a dog or cat, although they might fare better if they joined forces in a class-action suit, legal experts say. Most state laws consider animals -- even beloved pets -- to be only personal property. ...
Democrats reject push to move up Gonzales' testimony (04/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- The White House scrambled Sunday to move up Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' planned testimony to Congress about his involvement in firing eight federal prosecutors, only to get a cold shoulder from majority Democrats. The effort reflected the frustration by Republican senators and the White House over how long it is taking the embattled attorney general to explain himself under oath. Congress has just begun a vacation -- one week for the Senate, two for the House...
Bello the clown reunited with prized mini-bike (04/02/07)
NEW YORK -- Bello Nock, the daredevil clown, was all smiles Sunday when he was reunited with his lost little bike. The star of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus thanked Ricky Robinson, who found Bello's shiny foot-high, 6-inch-wide contraption Friday night outside a restaurant on Manhattan's West Side...
New federal chemical rules will not override tougher state rules (04/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- New federal rules giving the Bush administration authority for the first time to regulate and even shut down chemical plants will not overrule stricter state rules already in place, according to a letter sent Sunday to lawmakers by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff...
Earthquake triggers tsunami in Solomon Islands (04/02/07)
HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- A powerful undersea earthquake Monday in the South Pacific sent a tsunami several yards high crashing into the Solomon Islands, devastating at least one village, officials and residents said. Police and residents said a wave about 10 feet high struck the western town of Gizo, inundating buildings and causing widespread destruction. ...
South Korea, U.S. try to salvage free trade deal amid protests (04/02/07)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea and the United States were taking a hard look at a possible free-trade agreement today, a spokesman for the U.S. negotiators said, hoping to clinch the elusive deal after almost 10 months of contentious talks. "Basically, the deal's on the table," said Steve Norton, spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, three hours after a deadline to conclude negotiations had passed. "Both sides are huddling to see if they can accept it."...
Church reaches key milestone in John Paul II sainthood process (04/02/07)
VATICAN CITY -- Catholic Church officials reach a key milestone in the drive to make Pope John Paul II a saint today, closing an investigation into his life and handing over a dossier detailing the purported miraculous cure of a nun who prayed to him...
Pope Benedict celebrates Palm Sunday Mass on eve of John Paul II anniversary (04/02/07)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI, in his Palm Sunday Mass, opened the Roman Catholic Church's most solemn week by urging young people to live pure, innocent lives. This year, Holy Week also includes the second anniversary of the April 2, 2005, death of Pope John Paul II. On Monday, the Catholic Church will close one phase of its investigation into John Paul's saintliness as it keeps up the momentum to have the beloved pope beatified...
Scientists weigh downside of an energy alternative (04/02/07)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Only a few years ago, oil from palm trees was viewed as an ideal biofuel: a cheap, renewable alternative to petroleum that would fight global warming. Energy companies began converting generators and production soared. Now, it's increasingly seen as an example of how well-meaning efforts to limit climate-changing carbon emissions may backfire...
With independence looming for Kosovo, Serbs dig out their dead (04/02/07)
PEC, Serbia -- Dragica Besovic and her sister-in-law were back in Kosovo last week on a sad and macabre mission: to dig up their dead relatives and rebury them by her new home in Serbia. Dressed in black and deeply wrinkled, Besovic fled Kosovo in 1999. Fear drove the 77-year-old Serb away, but it also drew her back -- fear that if the mostly ethnic Albanian province gains independence as expected later this year, Serb-haters will unearth her relatives' remains and scatter the bones...
Iranian TV channel airs new video of 2 seized British crew members (04/02/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state television aired new video Sunday showing two of the 15 captured British sailors pointing to a spot on a map of the Persian Gulf where they were seized and acknowledging it was in Iranian territorial waters. Britain's Foreign Office immediately denounced the video, saying it was "completely unacceptable for these pictures to be shown on TV."...
Friendship gives way to distrust as Darfur conflict spreads into Chad (04/02/07)
GOZ BEIDA, Chad -- The sultan of Silla looked worried: Arab-African violence spilling over from Darfur is threatening his region of eastern Chad in what is quickly growing into a regional conflict. "The picture is so bleak," Sultan Said Brahim told John Holmes, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief, during Holmes' visit here this past week. "I can't even tell you how bad things are getting."...
Witnesses: Zimbabwe police assault, detain teens following raid (04/02/07)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Heavily armed paramilitary police raided a popular nightclub in an affluent, predominantly white part of Zimbabwe's capital, attacking teenagers with riot batons and detaining scores for hours, witnesses said Sunday. The raid came after police shut down bars and beer halls in impoverished black townships as part of its latest crackdown on dissent. It was the first time an upscale establishment patronized by the nation's dwindling white community has been targeted...
Israel asks Pelosi to tell Syria to stop supporting terrorism (04/02/07)
JERUSALEM -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will tell Syrian leaders when she visits Damascus this week on a trip criticized by the Bush administration that Israel will only engage in peace talks if Syria stops supporting Palestinian militants, Israel said Sunday...
Moderate Arab leaders invited to peace talks (04/02/07)
JERUSALEM -- In a dramatic response to an Arab peace initiative, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday invited Arab leaders to a regional peace conference to discuss their ideas for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. Olmert's surprise call came amid a flurry of new international peace efforts. ...
Jewish renaissance taking hold in Germany luring new immigrants (04/02/07)
BERLIN -- Every Friday evening, Conny Jarosch and her 6-year-old daughter, Alisa, each light two candles, raise their hands to their closed eyes and recite an ancient Hebrew prayer to welcome the Sabbath. Conny's husband, Siegfried, 42, blesses the wine and bread while his father, Gerhard, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, sings from his prayer book at the head of the table...
Champs open with a loss (04/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Tom Glavine patiently watched the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate the World Series title, a championship the New York Mets could have won themselves. Then the 41-year-old went out and set a good example for how the Mets might finish the job this season, beating the champions 6-1 in the major league opener on Sunday night...
Hogan passes Uhls on wins list (04/02/07)
MURRAY, Ky. -- The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has matched the program's best Ohio Valley Conference start by winning five of its first six league games. But the Redhawks had somewhat mixed emotions Sunday after they narrowly missed out on the program's first 6-0 OVC record since joining the conference in 1992...
Redhawks tennis team slips past Tennessee Tech 4-3 (04/02/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team defeated host Tennessee Tech 4-3 Sunday afternoon. Southeast (10-9 overall, 4-3 OVC) matched its conference win total from last season. They have three league matches remaining. After losing the doubles point, Southeast was assured two singles victories because the Eaglettes (2-14, 2-4) have only four healthy players...
Wade to practice today with Heat (04/02/07)
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade is ready to begin his comeback. Nearly six weeks after dislocating his left shoulder, the reigning NBA finals MVP will attempt to practice with the Miami Heat on Monday, his first attempt at a full workout since suffering the injury...
Many Mets avoid Redbirds' celebration of World Series title prior to game (04/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Mets manager Willie Randolph said he wouldn't force his players to watch the Cardinals commemorate their 2006 World Series title with a pregame ceremony before this year's season opener. Many of them accepted his offer. During the nearly hourlong presentation hosted by actor Billy Bob Thornton on Sunday night, many Mets players paid more attention to stretching, outfield sprints and conversations with each other than the festivities on the field...
Phelps wins seventh gold, sets fifth record (04/02/07)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Michael Phelps equaled the most hallowed mark in swimming, winning his seventh gold medal at the world championships Sunday night with his fifth world record. Phelps smashed his own world record in the 400-meter individual medley by 2.04 seconds, becoming the most successful swimmer ever at the worlds...
Coincidence? Florida, Ohio St. battle for another title (04/02/07)
ATLANTA -- It's no accident that they are meeting again for a championship. Calling it pure coincidence might not be totally right, either. Florida and Ohio State are dominating marquee college sports like no two programs ever have. Their meeting tonight for the basketball title comes three months after they played for the football championship. The Gators already go down as the first program to hold the men's basketball and football titles at the same time...
Lowery agrees to seven-year deal at SIU (04/02/07)
Chris Lowery will stay put at alma mater Southern Illinois University, agreeing to a seven-year contract extension that will pay him $750,000 a season, the university announced Sunday. The yearly income triples what Lowery made this season, when he guided the Salukis to a school record 29 wins, and the programs highest-ever ranking, No. 11, in the Associated Press men's basketball poll...
Rutgers, Tennessee advance to title game (04/02/07)
CLEVELAND -- Rutgers' improbable run isn't over. The Scarlet Knights earned their first trip to the national championship behind Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer with another unlikely scenario -- dominating the LSU Lady Tigers from the opening tip...
Johnson denies pass by Gordon, wins race (04/02/07)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson withstood teammate Jeff Gordon's bumping and banging for much of the last 53 laps Sunday and held him off by a front bumper to win for the third time in six NASCAR Nextel Cup races this year. The teammates with Hendrick Motorsports provided a stirring duel at the end of the second Car of Tomorrow race, one that was mostly devoid of the destructive physical driving that normally leaves several cars broken long before the checkered flag...
Pressel becomes LPGA's youngest major champion (04/02/07)
Morgan Pressel became the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history Sunday with a game well beyond her 18 years, closing with a 3-under 69 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship as everyone around her self-destructed. Pressel played her final 24 holes over Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif., without a bogey, finishing the round with a 10-foot birdie putt that looked as though it would be only good enough for second place. ...
Catholic book, gift shop opens soon (04/02/07)
Jack and Christina Manderville have family in the Midwest, and when they discovered the low cost of real estate five months ago, they moved from California to Southeast Missouri. Now they are ready to start a small business. The business at 1325 Old Cape Road is called Divine Mercy and is set to open this week. It will sell Catholic books and gifts...
Ferrell, Heder ice competition with $33 million 'Blades' debut (04/02/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Stars-on-ice Will Ferrell and Jon Heder took the box office gold for the weekend. Paramount and DreamWorks' "Blades of Glory," with Ferrell and Heder playing figure-skating rivals who become the sport's first men's pair, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $33 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday...
People on the move 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
Southeast professor named to Who's Who Dr. David A. Smallwood of Cape Girardeau has been named to 2007 Marquis Who's Who in America and the 2007 Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. Smallwood is an assistant professor of Spanish and middle and secondary education at Southeast Missouri State University...
Memo 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
Cape Girardeau branch receives Power Award Manpower Inc. announced the recipients of the Manpower Power Award, recognizing individuals and operations across the company's network of 4,400 offices in 73 countries for outstanding performance in 2006. The Cape Girardeau branch office received the Manpower Power Award for outstanding performance...
Building a career (04/02/07)
When construction of the 12,000-square-foot, $1.2 million structure on South Silver Springs Road is completed this fall, there may be enough wood left over for a small cabinet. Come August, students will learn how to build one. Groundwork is underway for the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center expansion project, which includes shop space to teach cabinet making. Those in Southeast Missouri's cabinetry industry say there's a place for graduating students...
Walter Hotop (04/02/07)
Walter J. Hotop, 92, of Biehle, Mo., died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Perry Oaks Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. He was born March 19, 1915, in Biehle, son of Joseph and Julia Schemel Hotop. He and Leola T. Sauer were married Aug. 9, 1940. Hotop was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the St. Maurus Catholic Church...
Dianna Jacobs (04/02/07)
Dianna Lynne Jacobs, 46, of Scott City died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1960, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Dallas Ray Kinder and Lillie LoVerene Webb. She and Bobby Sannan were married, and he survives. Survivors include her mother, LoVerene Kinder; a daughter, Rae Lynne Sannan; a brother, Glenn Kinder, all of Scott City, and a sister, Kimberly Wood of Perryville, Mo...
Alvie Ellison (04/02/07)
Alvie L. Ellison, 57, of Advance, Mo., died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Richard Duncan (04/02/07)
Richard Duncan, 86, of Glenallen, Mo., died Friday, March 30, 2007. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown, Mo. Interment will be at Linville-Barrett Cemetery in Coldwater, Mo.
Johnny Sumpter (04/02/07)
Johnny Marie Sumpter, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 13, 1920, in Rock Island, Ill., daughter of John Thomas and Emma Harris Carlton. Sumpter had worked for Cape LaCroix Apartments and Mississippi Valley Barge Lines. She was a member of La Croix United Methodist Church, St. Mark's Chapter 167 Order of Eastern Star, Order of Amaranth and VFW Post 3838...
David Dodd (04/02/07)
David Michael Dodd, 52, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at his residence in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 22, 1954, in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Robert Lorin Dodd and Marie Barry Hacke. He and Diane Crites Dodd were married on Oct. 16, 1993, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri...
Births 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
Zook; Cooper; Wages; Cartwright; Sexton; Leonard; Sansone
Cape/Jackson fire report 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
n At 5:36 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 5:49 p.m., medical assist in the 1400 block of Kingshighway. n At 6:48 p.m., police assist at the intersection of Morgan Oak and Middle streets. n At 7:06 p.m., medical assist in the 800 block of Good Hope...
Cape/Jackson police report 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
DWIs; Arrests; Assault; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Summonses; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The newly created Cairo Terminal Railroad Co., which began operations here yesterday with three employees, has already achieved big things; chief among them is the retention of the city's largest employer: Burkart Foam Products. Kate Capshaw, daughter-in-law of Robert H. and Juanita C. Capshaw of Chaffee, Mo., stars in "A Little Sex," which opens in the evening at the Town Plaza Cinema in Cape Girardeau...
Caruthersville's struggle (04/02/07)
Caruthersville is still struggling exactly one year after an F3 tornado destroyed half the town of 6,000, but progress has been made. Some houses have been rebuilt. More than 50 building permits have been issued for new homes. More than 240 homes were destroyed...
Speak Out 4/2/07 (04/02/07)
Paying for buildings; Enlistees; Hecklers were rude; The longest days; Highways' purpose; Kitty litter; Helping teachers; Revising history; Steering the Titanic; Hail the Hecklers; Questions about prices; Lake nonsense; Pudding as proof; Feeling unsafe; Is nowhere safe?
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